Terpening/Armstrong Reunion of 2004 was held on September 05, 2004.
There were 40 families and children present for the gathering. The
day was really pretty nice and sunny. Sherrill Terp announced it was
time to eat. Darald Eller said grace. Everyone enjoyed the
pot-luck style picnic.
Marly Josephine Morrison
born January 25, 2004 to Mathew & Lora Morrison of Madison
Wisconsin. Great-granddaughter of Elizabeth Terpening Orterry.
Erin Mae Anderson born
August 23, 2004, daughter of David and Traci Anderson of Wichita,
KS, great-granddaughter of John Wesley Terpening. And granddaughter
of Emma and Andy Anderson of Altona, IL.
Alex Joshua Boyer born
May 11, 2004, at Chesapeake, VA. Parents: Sara Terpening & Jeff
Grandparents: Roger &
Darcy Terpening; Great-grandparents Don & Corinne Terpening
Jackson Lucas Gray born
Aug 03, 2004
Abigail Elizabeth Gray
Born at Aurora, IL
Parents Matt & Amy Ziehr
Great grandparents Don &
Jack Thomas Falgout born
December 03, 2003
Born at Lafayette, LA
& Beau Falgout
Grandparents Jerry &
Kathie Toups Terpening
Great grandparents Don &
Ask: have a note Mary
Daughter of Roger &
Darcy Terpening, Rio.
? Jeff or Tony
Brad Terpening &
Jennifer McElroy June 5, 2004
Alice Terpening & Brian
Rubin October 02, 2004
Jane Terpening, wife of
Ed Terpening. Lived on Seminary Street Galesburg, IL
Donald Clay Terpening
Lois Terpening fall of
Letter from Ken Cooper
this August saying his wife Irene Stevenson Cooper died February 03,
Also, and email from
Eileen Blaze that Katherine Armstrong had died at age 101 in AZ.
Katherine is out of the Olive Terpening daughter of John Peck and
Mindwell Smith Terpening who married William Bracken Armstrong.
Relatives in the War of Iraq:
Also, reported was
Curtis Lowe in Iraq May 2003- May 2004. Son of Tom & Nancy
Case---Grandson of George and Catherine Glass of Oneida.
Aunt Edith Millikan has
a granddaughter in Iraq right now. Edie’s oldest daughter.
Eileen Blaze from Texas
Caleb Foster Glass
Motions were carried for
them to remain the same.
Sam Law, Vice-President
Passed the Hat:
$88 already in + $71 -
$30.00 Expenses = $129 + $56.00 = $185?
Paid Sherrill $10.00 for
Paid me $20 for postage
Fred Glass brought a
book written by Rex Terpening of Canada
Sherrill brought copies
to buy Terpening book from some company. He said he had purchased 3
copies of it.
I made a special announcement about Rachel Haden Williams
Peckenpaugh Daughter of American Revolutionary War Soldier James
Williams, that we take up a collection to pay for the DAR Marker to
be placed on her gravesite in the Knoxville cemetery. It was
carried. To pass the hat this year. In actuality the DAR Daughter
Marker for Rachel’s Grave was not put on a tombstone as it could not
be with the wording on the tombstone and placement. Lucretia
Leffingwell Chapter of Knoxville and I paid for the DAR Daughter’s
marker for Rachel’s Grave and Kate and I installed it in the
cemetery on August 28, 2005. In passing the hat for this I feel the
money should go to Lucretia Leffingwell Chapter and me to help
defray the cost of the Marker….. Foxie's note: This was not
announced or even done. There was a spot of trouble with some people
involved & on how the ceremony and stuff should be done which was
not right and the marker didn't get dedicated a tombstone did.
News on my mother. Emma
Mae Terpening Anderson is now on Kidney dialysis and goes three
times a week to Kewanee for dialysis. Mother has a time with this
as the fistula’s and such weren’t working correctly and we made many
trips to Morton, Peoria, to get things to work properly. Finally
now hope everything is going to be okay for awhile.
Christina Anderson, daughter of John Thomas Anderson, and
granddaughter of Emma Mae Terpening & Ormand “Andy” Anderson was
Married on June 18, 2005. Was a beautiful wedding. She married
Noah Andrew Parker Johnson of Abingdon, IL. They now reside in
Jacksonville, IL. With Christina still working at the Passaviant
Memorial Area Hospital, Jacksonville. Noah is assistant manager of
a Pizza Hut in Springfield soon to have his own Pizza Hut in
Amanda Jean Anderson, daughter of John Thomas Anderson, and
granddaughter of Emma Mae Terpening & Ormand “Andy” Anderson”
graduated from ROWVA High School last May. She is now attending
Carl Sandburg College on a Softball scholarship.
contacted by two third cousins who live out west: One is a
descendant of Mindwell Smith Terpening’s sister Eliza Smith Waite.
We are looking for Smith descendants. Mindwell Smith’s parents were
Sarah Sally Peck who married Richard Peters Smith. Sarah Sally Peck
is the daughter of Abijah Peck who became the first minister of the
Baptist Church at Clifton Park. He married Mindwell Close. These
are Mindwell’s parents. Rev. Abijah Peck married a second time
Lydia. They are all three buried in the Peck Cemetery behind the
church. So, is Richard and Sarah Sally Peck Smith. Patty was told
that they died young in their forties or something and that Abijah
and his wife raised the children. After Mindwell married John Peck
Terpening and came to Warren County, IL; some of her siblings later
followed suit. Samuel Smith, Abijah Smith, two we know for sure.
Nathaniel Smith. Eliza and her husband also came west while here
either in Warren County or Knox had twins. Then some of them
stayed here and some went to Missouri. Need help in locating
descendants of these people. Patty and I are trying to find out who
Richard Peters Smith’s parents were. So, far we have not found this
Richard Clark of Monmouth that Olive Terpening sister to John Peck
Terpening was never married more than once. She married Frestus
Hibbard which he is trying to connect with another Hibbard that was
a minister in Warren County and is buried in the Mosher Cemetery.
His wife is a descendant of Olive Terpening and Frestus I.
Hibbard. Olive Terpening Hibbard was never known as Mrs. Boswell.
Olive died in MO. And is buried there with her husband. I have a
copy of the obituary. So, in the biography of John Peck Terpening
and him referring to his sister as Mrs. Boswell it was not Olive
Olive (Terpening) Hibbard's daughter Mariah married a man named
George W. (perhaps George Washington) Ferrington. Richard Clark’s
wife’s maiden name was Ferrington. Am still trying to sort all of
this out as the Minors married first cousins. It’ is very
information on my Emma Wallace’s family who came from Kentucky to
Warren County in the early 1830’s and settled in Kelly Twp. By the
Terpening’s and others. Will get it together for my direct line
Have two new web sites. County Coordinator for Knox County at
American History and Genealogy Project and State Coordinator for
Illinois Saving Graves. Also, have been asked to take over the
Hunter Cemetery Restoration Web site and make a web page for a
council woman in Yuba City, CA.. With these we are going to try and
get a non-profit organization going to help save old and abandoned
cemeteries in the state of Illinois. Will take time. But right now
I’m concentrating on Warren and Knox County cemeteries.
announced and would like something done.
Terpening Cemetery---- Can we do something about the older stones in
Can get assistants from the Illinois State Comptroller.
Hope Cemetery--- I have some relatives buried here and some are
related to others here. Irene Wallace Britt and her family. Irene
Wallace was sister to Emma Mae Wallace who married John Thomas
Terpening. Their father was William Christopher Wallace and Sarah
Townsend. The Stemp and a few of the other tombstones are being
covered up and sinking into the ground. Would like something done
Terpening Cemetery that was on Mack A. Glass property at least he
owns the land now. It is across the street from where the
original Terpening farm was.
These were read at
the 2005 Terpening/Armstrong Reunion.