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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


Josef Koral

1California, Death Index, 1940-1997. "Name: Josef Koral
Social Security #: 554093239
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 7 Apr 1881
Birthplace: Czechoslovkia
Death Date: 15 Jun 1966
Death Place: Orange
Mother's Maiden Name: Matousek
Source Citation: Place: Orange; Date: 15 Jun 1966;
Social Security: 554093239."

2U.S. Social Security Death Index. "Name: Josef Koral
SSN: 554-09-3239
Last Residence: 92707  Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States of America
Born: 7 Apr 1881
Died: Jun 1966
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)
Source Citation: Number: 554-09-3239;
Issue State: California;
Issue Date: Before 1951."

3FindaGrave.com. "Born in Nedice, Czechslovakia. Joseph Koral came to the US from the Czech Republic ahead of his wife and 4 children. He bought a small plot of land in Gloryetta (Delhi) Santa Ana and built a one bedroom simple calpboard home. He raised bees, squab, rabbits and chickens, and they had one cow and 4 acres of land the family raised lima beans and alfala on. He was a foreman at the (Holly) Sugar Beet factory in Santa Ana for 50 years and rode a bicycle all his life becuase he didn't like cars. He had a motorcycle accident when he was young and that was that. He had 11 children with Rosa Dvorak, one son left behind in Czechslovakia, 2 died in infancy. He left 7 children, and 10 grandchildren. He became a US citizen and lived in his one room house all his life."
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61649483.

4FindaGrave.com. "Born in Nedice, Czechslovakia. Joseph Koral came to the US from the Czech Republic ahead of his wife and 4 children. He bought a small plot of land in Gloryetta (Delhi) Santa Ana and built a one bedroom simple calpboard home. He raised bees, squab, rabbits and chickens, and they had one cow and 4 acres of land the family raised lima beans and alfala on. He was a foreman at the (Holly) Sugar Beet factory in Santa Ana for 50 years and rode a bicycle all his life becuase he didn't like cars. He had a motorcycle accident when he was young and that was that. He had 11 children with Rosa Dvorak, one son left behind in Czechslovakia, 2 died in infancy. He left 7 children, and 10 grandchildren. He became a US citizen and lived in his one room house all his life."
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61649483.

51930 U.S. Census, T626_182 pg 3A, 3 Apr 1930. "Koral, Joseph Head MW 48 M 24 Jugo Slovia  Jugo Slovia Jugo Slovia Bohemian 1911 Al Tx Bricklayer Sugar Factory
-----, Rosa Wife FW 45 M 21 Jugo Slovia Jugo Slovia Jugo Slovia 1912 Al Tx." The enumerator could not spell  Czechoslovakia so he spelled it at  Jugo Slovia.

6Galveston Passenger Lists, 1896-1948, M1359 roll 11 pg 13. "Name: Josef Koral
Arrival Date: 23 Jun 1911
Age: 28 Years
Estimated Birth Year: 1883
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Bohemian
Port of departure: Bremen, Germany
Ship Name: Koln
Port of arrival: Galveston, Texas
Friend's Name: Vaclav Jana
Last Residence: Bohemia
Birthplace: Vezdice, Bohemia
Microfilm Roll Number: 11
Page: 13."


Ruzena or Rosa Dvorak

1Galveston Passenger Lists, 1896-1948, M1359 roll 13 pg 55, 14 Sep 1912. "Name: Ruzena Koral
Arrival Date: 14 Sep 1912
Age: 28 Years
Estimated Birth Year: 1884
Gender: Female
Ethnic Background: Bohemian
Port of departure: Bremen, Germany
Ship Name: Breslau
Port of arrival: Galveston, Texas
Friend's Name: Josef Koral
Last Residence: Bohemia
Birthplace: Bruch, Austria
Microfilm Roll Number: 13
Page: 55."


Hilda Koral

1California, Death Index, 1940-1997. "Name: Hilda K Sponenberg
Sex: Female
Birth Date: 14 Nov 1907
Birthplace: Czechoslovkia
Death Date: 24 Jan 1965
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: Dvorak."

2FindaGrave.com.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61649104.


Bohumil Ben Koral

1California, Death Index, 1940-1997. "Name: Ben B Koral
Social Security #: 564244022
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 27 Feb 1909
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 9 Jul 1981
Death Place: Orange
Mother's Maiden Name: Dvorak."

2FindaGrave.com. "Bomo Koral came to America at the age of 1 years with his mother Rosa, sisters Hilda and Jeanette. He grew up in Gloryetta at a simple one room placard home his father Josef Koral built in Santa Ana. He graduated from Santa Ana High School, and was an avid baseball player. He served in the US Army during WWII and returned home and eventually sought a job with the City of Santa Ana Parks and Recreation. He helped developed the cities park system and a Park was named in his honor "Bomo Koral Park" and a street as well. He is buried with his wife Mabel. They were both active in the Santa Ana Lions Club."
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61649154.

3Galveston Passenger Lists, 1896-1948, M1359 roll 13 pg 55, 14 Sep 1912. "Name: Bohumil Koral
Arrival Date: 14 Sep 1912
Age: 3 Years
Estimated Birth Year: 1909
Gender: Male
Ethnic Background: Bohemian
Port of departure: Bremen, Germany
Ship Name: Breslau
Port of arrival: Galveston, Texas
Friend's Name: Josef Koral
Last Residence: Bohemia
Birthplace: Bruch, Austria
Microfilm Roll Number: 13
Page: 55."


Frieda Koral

1FindaGrave.com. "Frieda was the first child of the Koral family from Gloryetta to be born in America. She is buried in the old cemetery but we cannot find her plot. This is the photo of her grave. I believe that her father Josef could not afford a marker, so when he son died later that year, he made Karel a marker for his grave, sons having a higher priorty."
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61649088.


Joseph Pepic Koral

1U.S. Social Security Death Index. "Name: Joseph P. Koral
SSN: 550-12-6594
Last Residence: 92701  Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States of America
Born: 1 May 1915
Died: 5 Nov 1996
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)
Source Citation: Number: 550-12-6594;
Issue State: California;
Issue Date: Before 1951."

2California, Death Index, 1940-1997. "Name: Joseph P Koral
Social Security #: 550126594
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 1 May 1915
Birthplace: California
Death Date: 5 Nov 1996
Death Place: Orange
Mother's Maiden Name: Dvorak."


Helen Koral

1U.S. Social Security Death Index. "Name: Helen Koral Quivey
Last Residence: 92680  Tustin, Orange, California, United States of America
Born: 10 Mar 1918
Died: 2 Dec 2009
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)
Source Citation: Issue State: California;
Issue Date: Before 1951."


Annicka Koral

1U.S. Social Security Death Index. "Name: Ann A. Hay
Last Residence: 92691  Mission Viejo, Orange, California
Born: 6 Jan 1920
Died: 16 May 2009
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)
Source Citation: Issue State: California;
Issue Date: Before 1951."

2FindaGrave.com.
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=84116457.


Rosa Koral

1U.S. Social Security Death Index. "Name: Rose Hutter
SSN: 552-28-5966
Last Residence: 92284  Yucca Valley, San Bernardino, California, United States of America
Born: 21 Jan 1922
Last Benefit: 92284  Yucca Valley, San Bernardino, California, United States of America
Died: 22 Nov 2002
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)
Source Citation: Number: 552-28-5966;
Issue State: California;
Issue Date: Before 1951."


Karolynne Koral

1U.S. Social Security Death Index. "Name: Karolynne K Gabik
Last Residence: 32937  Satellite Beach, Brevard, Florida, United States of America
Born: 30 Nov 1925
Died: 10 Oct 2011
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)
Source Citation: Issue State: California;
Issue Date: Before 1951."


Karel Koral

1Department of Health Services, California Birth Index, 1905-1995. "Name: Carl Koral
Birth Date: 30 Nov 1925
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Dvorak
Birth County: Orange."

2FindaGrave.com. "Karel was a fraternal twin to his sister Kudla. He died on the kitchen table at home in Gloryetta (Delhi) when the local doctor came to the house to perform a surgery on him, and forgot an important instrument, rushing back to the home Karel had bled to death in his absence. Karel was suffering from Diptheria. Karel's mother was prompted by neighbors to sue the doctor for negligence. His mother Rosa Dvorak Koral said 'I won't take a penny for my child." The grave marker was hand made by his father Joseph using simple garden rocks creating two crosses as a mosaic. Cut glass bottoms were placed behind a red painted concrete background and a brass name plate was added. The 3 orbs have since been lost due to vandelism. His older sister Frieda preceded him in death the same year and is also buried at this same cemetery in the old section.

The family was poor and could not afford a headstone, so 'Pappa' made this one. Freida's grave did not bear a headstone. This grave marker is the most unusual one in the entire cemetery for its humility and personal creation, quite out of the oridinary."
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61649053.


John James Leeson II

11870 U.S. Census, T132_13 pg 399, 11 Jul 1870. "Leason, John 44 MW Farmer Ireland
------, Elizabeth 46 FW Keeping House Ireland
------, Richard H 16 MW at home Canada
------, Elizabeth J 14 FW Canada
------, Robert W 12 MW Canada
------, John J 8 MW Minnesota
------, Sarah M 6 FW Minnesota
------, Alice M 2 FW Minnesota
------, Alma 1/12 FW Minnesota."

2Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, Minnesota Historical Society, MNSC_19 line 3. "Leeson, John 55 MW Ireland Ireland Ireland
------, Elizabeth  42 FW Canada Ireland Ireland
------, Richard 21 MW Toronto Ireland Ireland
------, Elizabeth 18 FW Toronto Ireland Ireland
------, Robert 16 MW Toronto Ireland Ireland
------, John J. 14 MW Minnesota Ireland Ireland
------, Sarah 12 FW Minnesota Ireland Ireland
------, Alice 8 FW Minnesota Ireland Ireland
------, Emiline 5 FW Minnesota Ireland Ireland."

31880 U.S. Census, FHF 1254_638 pg 390B, 8 Jun 1880. "Leeson, John WM 57 M Farmer Ireland Ireland Ireland
------, Elizabeth WF 48 Wife M Keeping house Canada Canada Canada
------, Richard WM 26 S Works on farm Canada Ireland Canada
------, Elizabeth WF 24 daughter S at home Canada Ireland Canada
------, Robert WM 22 Son S Works on farm Canada Ireland Canada
------, John J. WM 18 Son S. at home Minnesota Ireland Canada
------, Sadie WF 16 Daughter S at home Minnesota Ireland Canada
------, Alice WF 13 Daughter S at home Minnesota Ireland Canada
------, Emeline WF 10 Daughter S at home Minnesota Ireland Canada
Wren, Robert WM 46 M Farmer Canada Ireland Ireland
----, Amarilea WF 31 Wife M Keeping House Indiana Ohio Ohio
----, Ida Jane WF 13 daughter S at home Minnesota Canada Indiana
----, William H. 11 Son S at home Minnesota Canada Indiana
----, Mary E. WF 9 Daughter S Minnesota Canada Indiana
----, Geo. W. Wm 9 Son S Minnesota Canada Indiana
----, Cora M.WF 4 Daughter S Minnesota Canada Indiana."

4Minnesota Territorial and State Censuses, 1849-1905, MNSC_46, 1 May 1885. "John Leeson 62 MW Ireland
Eliza Leeson 52 FW Canada
Richard Leeson 30 MW Canada
Robert Leeson 26 MW Canada
Sarah Leeson 18 FW Minnesota
Alice Leeson 17 FW Minnesota
Emeline Leeson 16 FW Minnesota."


Elizabeth B Wren

1Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002. "Name: Elizabeth Leeson  
Death Date: 18 Oct 1918
Death County: Hennepin
State file number: 026012
Certificate Number: 026012
Certificate Year: 1918
Record Number: 253467."

21910 U.S. Census, T624_728 pg 5B, 20 Apr 1910. "Covart, Ernest W. Head MW 47 M11 19 Minnesota New York New York
-----, Emeline Wife FW 39 M1 3 3 Minnesota Ireland Ireland
-----, Lee E Son MW 18 S Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota
-----, Hazel E Daughter FW 17 S Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota
-----, Dean E. Son MW 4 S Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota
Leeson, Elizabeth B. Head FW 79 Wd 8 7 Ireland Ireland Ireland
------, Alice M Daughter FW 41 S Minnesota Ireland Ireland." Why in 1875 and 1880 did Elizabeth declare she was from Canada and in 1910 said she was born in Ireland? I accept the declaration in the 1885 Minnesota census.


Thomas Iles

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/45487909. "Father: William Iles
B:BEF. 1740 England D:AFT. 1780-Pennsylvania
Mother: Sarah White
B:BEF. 1745D:WFT Est. 1769-1839

First Wife and Children:
Elizabeth Crockett 1772 – 1802; married Nov 2, 1792
Mary Iles 1794 – 1859
Elijah Iles 1796 – 1883
William Iles 1798 – 1846
Washington Iles 1800 – 1871
Elizabeth Iles 1802 –

Second Wife and Children:
Mary Foster – married Nov 20, 1810
Thomas Jefferson Iles 1811 – 1889

Siblings:
Mary Iles
B:AFT. 1764 Pennsylvania D:WFT Est. 1765-1858." Image.

2Wheeler Family Bible, 1971 copies from Mrs. Josephine Bean, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, Paper files possession of T.Mason in folder of Richard & Catherine Mason, Marriages page.


Mary Polly Foster

1Wheeler Family Bible, 1971 copies from Mrs. Josephine Bean, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, Paper files possession of T.Mason in folder of Richard & Catherine Mason, Marriages page.

2Wheeler Family Bible, Marriages page.


Dr. Thomas Jefferson Iles

1FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/27527059. "Father of 15120 John, 850 Samuel, 851 Simeon, wife of 689 Mary Louisa Nuckols.

Born in Jessamine County, KY. (Obit Davenport Democrat 28 Oct 1889)
"Though his early school life was much neglected, his craving for knowledge in his middle teens induced him to educate himself, and on the coming to his majority entered into mercantile life where he made progress in business ways. Though a successful merchant, he hungered for a professional life, studied medicine, graduated from Transylvania Medical College in Lexington and entered a successful practice in Midway, Woodford, KY in 1834.
His dissertation reads more like an address, concentrating on the attributes of a good physician. While lacking any scientific research, it shows qualities of a caring and sympathetic physician. In 1840 he built a 15-room house for his fiancé Maria Louisa Nuckols and they were married 12 Aug 1840. Maria was born 25 Feb 1825 (yes 13 yrs younger). She was the dtr of his father's first wife, Mary Crockett. On 11 Nov 1843, their first child, Mary Alice was born. Over the next 14 years they had 7 sons. Leonidas b 1850, d 1853, Thos Hallowell b 29 Sept 1856, 6th son, warranted a poem written by Dr. Iles that still survives (where?). He also owned a number of slaves.
In 1863, he gave up his practice, sold his home, property and freed his slaves and moved first to Illinois then to Davenport. "I left the state to save my boys. No persons in that state are spared the poison of the mind as the young against their country, and as soon as I discovered these unholy influences at work in my own family, I packed up and moved and I do not regret it".

Dr. Iles petitioned Gen Wm F. Hammond, MD for a job on the Rock Island arsenal. He wrote that there were patients in the barracks and he had not yet been called to duty. By 10 Dec he was on duty at Rock Island Barracks, Illinois. He had purchased a home on the bluff in Davenport in full view of the Island of Rock Island and the camp about to be established for rebel prisoners. He devoted his attention to the 6 boys and wife who came from Kentucky with him, and was in need of financial support.

The first Confederate prisoners arrived 2 Dec 1863 from Lookout Mt in Tennessee. There were 94 cases of smallpox to which all 5600 had been exposed. A hospital had not been constructed when the smallpox epidemic hit. There was inadequate medicine, and poorly eqipped staff. Hundreds died.

He wore himself out from the demands of work. His kidneys are the principal offender. Dr. Iles was 53 yo. He was paid $100 mo. Although skilled, he was completely bewildered by his duties. He did the best he could under terrible conditions.

Wife Maria died 14 Dec 1865 of "congestive chills" (Oakdale database). Dr. Iles was a widower for the next 24 yrs.
In 1867 son Simeon died in St. Paul, MN at age 20 of consumption and son Samuel died in Davenport at age 23, both unmarried, of "pleura pneumonia". (Physician heal thyself) In the 1870 federal census Dr. Iles is visiting and traveling to see his 4 sons age 21 to 14. His real estate is valued at $30,000 and personal effects of $1,200. His home is still standing, and listed with Ia Div of Historic Preservation, at 510 W. 6th St. (then 506). an early example of Italianate Villa style, built about 1857. He purchased it in 1863, lived there for more than 20 years and sold it in 1885.

TJI died in Davenport of acute pneumonia (death cert). Among his possessions to be delegated in his will - books - about religion, classics, essays, dictionaries, poetry, Latin, Greek, German and French, medicine, chemistry, history, music, zoology, agriculture and philosophy. It would seem he was a true Renaissance man.

[Courtesy Dr. Thos. Jefferson Iles manuscript in possession of Carol, from Gaius Barrett Rich, IV, maternal direct to TJI who conducted this gene study and printed the booklet.  4522 Woodmere Rd., Tampa FL 2008]." Image.


Robert Nelson Badger

1Wheeler Family Bible, 1971 copies from Mrs. Josephine Bean, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, Paper files possession of T.Mason in folder of Richard & Catherine Mason, Marriages page. "They had 5 children."


Eliza Wheeler

1Wheeler Family Bible, 1971 copies from Mrs. Josephine Bean, Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, Paper files possession of T.Mason in folder of Richard & Catherine Mason, Marriages page.

2Wheeler Family Bible, Marriages page. "They had 5 children."