Elston genealogy - Krumreich, Lang, Whitt etc
I recently found my Grandmother Krumreich-Elston's latest info on the 1940 federal census. After Charles D. Elston died in a railroad accident in the Effingham area of Illinois, she married A. T. Lang who was an engineer on the railroad (not sure if it was Illinois Central or Central and Eastern Illinois RR). At the time of the 1940 census Minnie and A. T. (Sonny) were living in Champaign, Illinois and had lived there since 1935. My Uncle Bob (18) was still living with them. He joined the Marine Corps later on in the 40's and saw combat in the South Pacific. My Father was initially married to Helen Louise Kirkendoll until 1933 when they divorced. He then married my mother, Ruby Marie Whitt in 1944. Mom's family was originally from West Virginia via Arkansas to Illinois. Even thouh my Granpa Whitt was born in Tennessee, he used to tell me stories that were told to him by his brothers and sisters about their wagon travel from WVA to Arkansas. He also told me about John Whitt Jr. who fought for the CSA and deserted at least twice but always seemed to return without having to be hunted down. On his last return, John was assigned to a new unit that fought at Gettysburg, Pa and was wounded twice. I found John's history in the Civil war files. Wish I'd have had him tell me more or his stories, now. I have extensively researched the internet connections and married a lot of that info with family tree from our family Bibles and state and county records. If anyone has info they think I could use, please let me know. It would be greatly appreciated.