Messerer Cemetery, Frederick Township, Schuyler County, Illinois; Descendants of James LYLE and Hannah CRAWFORD

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Messerer Cemetery, Frederick Township
In Schuyler County, Illinois
visited by the author on 29 Sep 2004

Messerer Cemetery Messerer Cemetery road.

In the town of Frederick on Illinois route 100, go northwest on Market Street (which curves around to Rushville, may be Main St.) almost two miles to the cemetery sign on the left.


see below:
combined stone:
   Matilda (Ritchey) Lyle and Philnida Farrar

Matilda's daughter and son-in-law:
   Hannah Crawford (Lyle) Farrar and Jasper P. Farrar

children of Hannah & Jasper:
   William L. Farrar
   Effie and Cora A. Farrar
   Adalaska "Addie" (Farrar) Spillers & family
   Arthur O. "Pat" Farrar and wife Della
      their son Harry C. Farrar and wife Emma

additional not photographed or no stones

Farrar markers in Messerer Cemetery

marker for Matilda Lyle & Philnida Farrar   Matilda (Ritchey) Lyle was the mother of Hannah C. Farrar. Matilda died in Schuyler County and was probably buried in this cemetery. The will of her husband William Lyle (who died in 1879 in Missouri) specified a gravestone should be placed here for his first wife. This was probably done by the Farrar family who used the same design stone for their son William and for Hannah and Jasper. It is then likely that Philnida (should that be Philinda?) Farrar was Jasper's mother though that has not been proven. The stone reads:

MATILDA LYLE
BORN JAN. 26, 1811
DIED MAR. 21,
1853

PHILNIDA
WIFE OF
CHESTER FARRER
BORN JUNE 10, 1798
DIED JUNE 11, 1851

marker for Hannah C. (Lyle) Farrar markers of Jasper P. Farrar and wife Hannah

HANNAH
WIFE OF
JASPER P. FARRAR
BORN JAN. 5, 1830
DIED FEB. 7,
1908.


JASPER P. FARRAR
BORN AUG. 30, 1827
 
Beside the fallen stone for Hannah
is the Civil War Veteran marker
for her husband who died
Dec. 16, 1915

 

JASPER P. FARRAR
CO. H.
115 ILL. INF.

marker for William L. Farrar
WILLIAM L.
SON OF
J.P. & H.C. FARRAR
BORN AUG. 21, 1853
DIED JUNE 22,
1875

 

The Rushville Times reported that William Farrar, son of Jasper Farrar living near Pleasantview, was accidentally killed while on an excursion train to St. Louis, gotten up for the benefit of the M.E. Church of Ashland, Cass County. William had been working at Philadelphia, a station on the road above Ashland. His body was brought home for burial.

EFFIE
BORN MAR. 17, 1870
DIED JUNE 10, 1870

CORA A.
BORN NOV. 2, 1874
DIED NOV. 26, 1874

DAUGHTERS OF
J.P. & H.C. FARRAR

    marker for Effie & Cora A. Farrar

marker for Addie (Farrar) Spillers & family

Addie (Adalaska) Farrar was married to George L. Spillers and they lived in Rushville. Of their four children, only their son Clifford Lee Spillers survived them. All are commemorated with this stone.

marker for Arthur Arthur Otto Farrar, also known as Pat, and his wife Della Blodgett Farrar appear to have family left to decorate their grave.

Harry C. Farrar, son of Arthur and Della, was married to Emma T. Dunn marker for Harry C. Farrar and wife Emma


Rural Cemeteries of Schuyler County, Illinois, Frederick Township

is available from the Schuyler County Historical Museum in Rushville. From this book we learned we had missed the Webb family stones. Also listed are names of those with NO markers based on obituary and/or death certificate information.

Margaret Boyd Lyle, sister of Hannah C. Farrar and second wife of Marcus D. Webb, her husband and their little daughter are buried in Messerer, but we missed the markers. Their entries in the book are:

WEBB, Jennie - d. June 11, 1874 - 1m 3d - d/o M.B. & M.D. Webb
     her stone leaning against Marquise Webb stone
WEBB, Marquise D. - b. March 5, 1837 Erie Co, PA - d. Jan 27, 1905 St. Louis, MO - 67y 10m 22d
     Margaret (Lyle) - b. Jan 5, 1838 - d. July 6, 1913 - 76y 7m 1d -w/o Marquise.

Family members with no stones:

BEATTY, Edward - husband of Clara B. Lyle of Indiana, granddaughter of James Lyle and Ann Hall
FOSTER, Charles B. - b. Oct 13, 1873 - d. Oct 18, 1936 (dc) (obit)
     son of Mary Clarice Farrar and her first husband Frank Foster
     & husband of Alice J. Lyle, sister of Clara B. Beaty above
JOHNSON, Mary C. (Farrar, Foster) - b. Nov 30, 1851 - d. Apr 13, 1931 - w/o John (dc) (obit)
     daughter of Hannah C. & Jasper P. Farrar.


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