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Relatives of David and Jane Cushing Henebry.

William Hennebery:  Born about 1827 in County Limerick, Ireland.  Son of David & Jane.

Wilmington Advocate dated September 21, 1877:  Died in Reed on the 16th last, of cholera, morbus, William Hennebery, aged 30 years.  The deceased was a native of Galbally, County Limerick, Ireland and emigrated to this country in 1849.  He leaves a widow and six children to mourn their irreparable loss.
    NOTE:  Age should have been 50 years.

Margaret Henneberry Foley:  Daughter of David and Jane.

Bethany Echo on Friday, 1 Dec 1905.     Bethany, IL

"Margaret Henneberry Foley was born Aug. 4, 1823 in Galbaly Limerick County, Ireland. She departed this life on Nov. 24, 1905. She was married to John Foley Jan. 20, 1845. They came to the United States in 1848, locating in Will County, Illinois, afterwards moving to Moultrie County in 1875, then in 1890 to Dalton City living with their daughter, Mrs. Lizzie
Wehmhoff until their death.

To this union were born 12 children, 10 of whom survive their parents. Will, James, David, and John Foley, Nellie Volmer and Lizzie Wehmhoff from this vicinity, Mrs. James Donnelly of Edgewood, Mary Mallon of Chicago, Margaret O'Brian of Willmington and Frank Foley of Crowley, Louisiana.

Her husband preceded her to the grave in 1898. The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Sacred Heart Church. The services being in charge of Father Finnegan. They left on the 2 o'clock train for Decatur. The interment took place in the Cavalry Catholic Cemetery in Decatur. The floral offerings were great.

The funeral was one of the largest that ever left town there being 115 tickets sold to Decatur."

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Mary Bridget Henneberry:  Daughter of David and Jane.  Born Feb. 6, 1840 near Galbally, Ireland.

Source:  Morris Daily Herald. Thursday, Nov. 15, 1906:
Highly Respected Grundy County Lady Passes Away.  Mrs. James Tynan Died Wednesday Evening as a Result of a Lingering Illness With Diabetes.
Mrs. James Tynan, one of the pioneer settlers in this county, died at her home 2 1/2 miles east of Mazon at 9 o'clock last night after a lingering illness with diabetes.
Deceased was born in Ireland in 1840.  her parents emigrated to America coming directly to Illinois, shortly afterward and she has made her home in this county since.   She leaves a husband and seven children, Michael, James and David of Mazon, Margaret, Mr. James and Mrs. Mary Barr of Mazon and Veronica of New Orleans to mourn her loss.
She was a lady of estimable character and was highly respected by all who knew her.   During her many years of residence in this county, she made hosts of firm, earnest friends who will grieve for her sad demise.  The funeral will be held from her late home a 9 o'clock Friday morning and from the Coal City Catholic church at 10:30 o'clock.   Burial at Wilmington cemetery.

Morris Daily Herald, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1963:  Mrs. James (Teresa) Barr "86, of 110 E. Chapin St. died early today in Morris Hospital after a long illness.   Her body is at the Fruland Funeral Home where friends may call after 2 pm Wednesday.  The Rosary will be said at 8 pm Wednesday.  Funeral services will be conducted in Immaculate Conception Church by the Rev. Donald Pock at 10 am thursday.   Burial will be made in Mr. Carmel Cemetery.  The former Teresa Tynan was born in Mazon Township on Feb. 25, 1877, was a daughter of the late James and Bridget Henneberry Tynan.  On Feb. 14, 1906 she married James Barr and all of their married life was spent on the Barr farm in Mazon Township.  He died in 1935.
In 1941, Mrs. Barr moved to the Gabel Apartment Building at 110 E. Chapin St. where she resided since, except for the past yhear which she spent at Our Lady of angels Home in Joliet.  Surviving her are two daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Veronica) Wilhelmi, Joliet, and Mrs. Frank (Catherine) Weitz, Peoria; five sons, John of Wilmington, James W. and Dave both of Morris, Frank and Robert both of Mazon.  There are also 24 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two nieces and one nephew.  She was preceded in death by two daughters in infancy, three sisters and three brothers.  Mrs. Barr was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Alter and Rosary Society."

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James Ambrose Henneberry:  son of David and Jane. born Feb. 3, 1832 near Galbally, Ireland.

From the Bethany Echo: Friday July 31, 1908.

    "James Henneberry, Dalton City:  James Henneberry died at his home in Dalton City Tuesday after a long illness.  He was born Feb. 3, 1832 and was a prosperous farmer near here for thirty-five years, the last fourteen years of which he has lived in town.  He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his death.   Four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Waddell of Kansas City, Mrs. Emma Kinney, Mrs. Lizzie Kinney, Mrs. Agnes Bresnan of Dalton City, and two sons, David Henneberry of Bethany and Ambrose Henneberry of Chicago.  The remains were interred in St. Isadore cemetery.   A host of friends sympathize with the bereaved family."

    From the Bethany Echo:  Friday August 31, 1917.   Elizabeth Magner, 2nd wife of James.

    "Elizabeth Magner Henneberry.   The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Henneberry was held at 10 o'clock Friday morning in the Sacred Heart Church.  (Mrs. Henneberry was born May 1, 1837 and died Aug. 22, 1917.)
    Solemn high mass was celebrated with Rev. Fa. Joseph Kiely as celebrant,  Rev. Fa. J. Magner as deacon and Rev. Fa. Smith as master of ceremonies.   Rev. Fa. Kiely and Rev. Fa. Magner are both nephews of Mrs. Henneberry.
    Music was furnished by the regular choir of the church, with Miss Morrison as accompanist.  The flowers were in charge of Misses Louise and Margaret Vollmer, Nina Wehmoff, Marie Foley, Loretta Burns and Louise Henneberry, all nieces of the deceased.
    The pallbearers were Edward Foley, Ray and Leo Kinney, Thomas Magner, William and Emmett Henneberry, Homer Dunn and Merrill Wehmoff, all nephews of Mrs. Henneberry.  The internment was in St. Isidore's Cemetery.

From the Bethany Echo:  May 21, 1929:   David, son of James H. Henneberry and Bridget Dalton.

   David Henneberry of Dora Township where for 54 years he had been a resident at Dalton City, died at his home early Tuesday after having been seriously ill for the past six weeks.  He had been suffering with heart trouble for more than a year.
    Born in Wilmington December 19, 1856 and moved to Dalton City in 1875.   Married Mary Delahunty near Dalton City on November 27, 1883.
    Leaves his wife and children:  Mary Raymonda, a Sister in the Sacred Heart Academy, Springfield; Mrs. Arthur Ekiss and Mrs. Thomas Ekiss both of Bethany; William Henneberry and Emmett Henneberry both of near Bethany, also nine grandchildren and brothers and sisters, Mrs. George Waddell, Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. Elizabeth Kinney and Mrs. Bernard Bresnan both of Decatur; Ambrose Henneberry of Chicago.  
    He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Modern Woodmen of America in Dalton City.

From Decatur Herald & Review:  March 10, 1960:  Lizzie; Daughter of James & Elizabeth.

Mrs. Elizabeth "Lizzie" Kinney, 89 of No. 35 South Side Country Club died 11:40 a.m. yesterday at 640 W. Main St.  Mrs Kinney was born Dec. 5, 1870 in Wilmington, a daughter of James and Elizabeth Magner Henneberry.   She married Lewis Dunn, who preceded her in death.
She then married Daniel Kinney, who died in 1931.  Mrs. Kinney was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.  She leaves two daughters, Mrs. H. M. Knowles and Mrs.   Bernard Witt, both of Decatur; and a brother Ambrose Henneberry of Chicago.
Requiem High Mass will be sung at 9 a.m. Saturday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church.   Burial will be in St. Isidore's cemetery, near Bethany.  Friends may call after 6 p.m. at the J. J. Moran & Sons Funeral Home.

From the Bethany Echo:  Friday, July 31, 1903.   Lewis Dunn; First husband of Lizzie.

Lewis B. Dunn died at his home Friday morning, July 24th of apoplexy, aged 36 years, 11 months and 24 days.  He was born near Warrensburg in 1867.  He was married to Lizzie Henneberry November 29, 1893, and to this union were born three children who survive him.
About three years ago Mr. Dunn purchased some rice land in Louisiana and moved there.   While residing there he contracted malarial fever and never fully recovered.   About a year ago he returned and had been in his usual health until Thursday about midnight when he became quite sick.  He grew worse and died a short time before noon Friday.  A few days before his death, he traded his Louisiana land for a farm near Mt. Zion and some property in Decatur.
The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Sacred Heart Church, Rev. Father McGuire officiating.  The internment was in St. Isidore cemetery.  The floral offerings were beautiful.  J.H. Uppendahl, George Bobbitt, William Hogan, Michael Hogan, William Dellahunty and William Kennedy were pall bearers.  The Modern Woodsmen of America attended in a body.

From Bethany Echo, Friday April 9, 1915.  William Dunn, brother of Lewis Dunn.

Dalton City:  W. P. Dunn died at the St. Mary's hospital at Decatur Monday evening at five o'clock.  Death was caused by a complication of diseases that developed from asthma whith which he had suffered for the past ten years.  He had been seriously ill at the hospital for seven weeks.  Mr. Dunn was active in the management of a large farm near this place where he made his home.  He was fifty years of age and was born and reared in Macon County.

    Twelve years ago he was married to Ella Nolan.   His wife died two years later.  He leaves the following brothers and sisters:   J. J. Dunn of Dalton City, Mrs. P. F. Nolan of East Las Vegas, New Mexico, Mrs. Thomas McGowan of Decatur, Mrs. John Henneberry of Dalton City, and Mrs. Nellie McCarthy of Haskell, Oklahoma.

    Mr. Dunn was a member of the Sacred Heart Church of this place and the Knights of Columbus and the M.W.A.  the body was taken to the Moran undertaking parlor and prepared for burial and from there was taken to the home of his sister, Mrs. Thomas McGowan of Decatur and was then brought to Dalton City Wednesday at 11 o'clock and funeral services held at the Sacred Heart Church.  The burial was in St. Isidores, Bethany, Illinois.

From:  Decatur Herald & Review:  1941   Husband of Mary Agnes Henneberry, daughter of James & Elizabeth.
Bernard H. Bresnan, 69, Dies.
Requiem high mass for Bernard H. "Bun" Bresnan, 69, retired farmer and horseman and earnest Democratic party worker, was celebrated at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Patrick's church in Decatur.  Burial was in St. Isidore's cemetery.  Mr. Bresnan, who lived in Decatur, had been in failing health for several years.  Sunday, his condition grew alarming and he entered St. Mary's hospital where he died at 9:15 a.m. Monday.
Keenly Interesed in Horses.
Born in Dalton City, Aug.  3, 1872, a son of John and Catherine Bresnan, he developed a keen interest as a youth in horses and over livestock and during his many years as a farmer in the Dalton City neighborhood won a reputation as a keen judge of the values and marketing possibilities of livestock.  He bought great numbers of horses and mules for the Allied armies in the first World war.
In the 16 years that he lived in Decatur, much of time in semi-retiremant, his fondness for horses remained.  Where there was a horse or mule sale, he usually could be found, and he always was ready for a trip to any Central Illinois race meeting that friends might suggest.   As an ardent Democrat, he aided in accompllishing a series of party victories in Macon county and was rewarded by appointment as a deputy game warden, a position he held until his health started to fail.
On Sept. 28, 1897,  he married Mary Agnes Henneberry.  He leaves his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Edward Cahill and Miss. Dorothy Bresnan of Decatur and Mrs. T. L. Sheehan of Dalton City; one son Bernard J. Bresnan of Decatur; two grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. G.W. Halliburton of Wichita Falls, Texas.

Ambrose Magner Henneberry, 82 died Feb. 6, 1962. Son of James & Elizabeth Magner Henneberry.

Former resident of Dalton City, died Feb. 6th in Chicago.  He had been living with his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Webster.  Mr. Henneberry was the last surviving member of the James Henneberry family.  He was a brother of the late David Henneberry of Bethany.
He had worked as a broker for many years in Chicago.  Services were held Saturday in St. Phillips Catholic Church in Chicago.

John Kinney & Mary Bresnan were the parents of Edward Kinney who married Emma Henneberry
and Daniel Kinney who married Lizzie Henneberry.

Bethany Echo: Friday, April 27, 1906  John Kinney ( Oct. 6, 1832 - April 27, 1906)
John Kinney died Friday evening about 5 o'clock at his home one quarter of a mile east of St. Isadore Church.  His death was the result of injuries sustained in a run away the day before.  Thursday, he was engaged in pulling hedge with a traction engine.  When driving to a well to fill the tank, the mules hitched to the tank, ran away overturning the tank which fell upon Mr. Kinney and was dragged over his body.  As he was able to walk to his home and seemed to be but slightly hurt, no danger was anticipated until Friday afternoon when in act of taking a glass of water he fell to the floor in a faint.  Father Dougherty was called and administered the last sacraments.  When Dr. Davis, who was phoned for, arrived life was extinct.
Mr. Kinney's wife died suddenly about five months ago.  He leaves five sons and three daughters, Edward, Dan, Will, John and Nean, Mesdames P. Fogarty, and L. Bolanger and Sister Isabella of the Ursuline Convent, Collinsville.  He retired from active farming some years ago.  He was about 73 years old.  He was born in Ireland but came to America when quite a young man.  He had many friends and, what can be said of very few, no enemies.  He was noted for his honesty, his generousity and his charity.
The funeral was held Sunday at 10 a.m. at St. Isadore's Church and was largely attended.   Rev.  J. J. Dougherty officiated.  The regular choir under the directorship of Miss Lizzie Conlin furnished the music.  The pall bearers were Bryan Conlin, John Fitzgerald, David Henneberry, Patrick McCaughey, Michael Griffin and James Smith.

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Patrick Henneberry: born July 4, 1837 near Galbally, Ireland.  Son of David and Jane.

From:  Bethany Echo; Friday, October 25, 1918

    Dalton City:  the funeral services of Ruth Ann Henneberry, 8 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Henneberry, whose death was caused from pneumonia following influenza, was conducted Saturday morning at the Sacred Heart Church by Rev. Curran and burial was at St. Isidore.

John Henneberry was the son of Patrick and grandson of David Henneberry.  His wife was Anna Dunn.

Francis Henneberry:  born April 9, 1825 near Galbally, Ireland.  Died unknown. Son of David & Jane.

Thomas Henneberry:  Born about 1825 County Limerick, Ireland.  Son of David & Jane.

Wilmington Advocate:  December 7, 1906:  Mrs. Thomas Hennebry of this city, Thursday last received word that her husband, Thomas Hennebry, who had been in a sanitarium in Wisconsin for the past few months, was dead.  We are without particulars.   NOTE:  This may NOT be the son of David.

Michael Henneberry:  born about 1835 in County Limerick, Ireland.  Son of David & Jane.


Garrett Henneberry:  born Sept. 1846 near Galbally, Ireland.  Son of David & Jane.

Elizabeth (Bessie) Henneberry:  born about 1834 near Galbally Ireland.  Daughter of David & Jane.
            Married Dennis Hayes Feb. 23, 1857 in Will County, Illinois.

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John Henneberry:  born Feb. 7, 1843 near Galbally, Ireland.  Son of David and Jane.

Joliet Evening Herald, Monday, May 8, 1903:  "John Henneberry died at Lorenzo Last Night Aged 62.  He leaves ten children, had lived in Illinois for many years.  John Henneberry died last night about 11:20 o'clock at his home in Lorenzo.   The deceased was 62 years old and leaves a wife and ten children.  They are David A., John J., Thomas, Mrs. Michael C. Cavanaugh, Florence, Kittie, Lizzie and Harriett of Lorenzo, Mrs. Edward and Mrs. Andrew Feeny of Channahon.  Mr. Henneberry was born in Tipperary county, Ireland, where he lived up to fifty-seven years ago.   He then came to Illinois, where he spent the remaining portion of his live.   Mr. Henneberry's occupation was farming.  He married Catharine O'Brien, the oldest daughter of William O'Brien of Wilmington township.  The funeral will take place from the home Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock to St. Rose's church in Wilmington.   Interment in the Wilmington cemetery."

Source:  Morris Daily Herald of July 9, 1917:  Funeral services for the late Mrs. John Henneberry (Katherine) who died at her home in Minooka on July 4, were held at the St. Mary's church here on Saturday, July 7, at 10 o'clock.  Rev. Joseph McMahon had charge of these services and was assisted by Rev. Father O'Brien of Joliet and Rev. Magner, formerly of Wilmington, and a close friend of the Henneberry family.  ...Relatives and friends in large numbers attended the funeral coming from Dalton City, Chicago, Joliet, Morris, Wilmington, Plainfield and the surrounding neighborhood.  Mrs. Henneberry and family formerly lived at Lorenzo but moved to Minooka agout ten years ago.  ...
    Another article listed the children:  Frank of Joliet, David, John and Thomas of Minooka.  Jennie-Mrs. M. Kavarraugh;  Mary-Mrs. Andrew Feeney;   Margaret-Mrs. Edward Feeney; Elizabeth-Mrs. John Nugent; Harriett-Mrs. Thomas White; and Miss Kathryn Hennebry who lives at home.

Wilmington Advocate: April 30, 1915:  The little 9 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hennebry formerly of Lorenzo died Monday morning last at the home of its parents in Joliet.   The little one was buried in St. Patricks cemetery in Joliet Tuesday last.

Morris Daily Herald, Thursday, Feb. 21, 1946.  "Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Feeney, 70, who died Wednesday in her home in Joliet will be conducted from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Jennings, here, Friday morning at 9 o'clock.   services in St. Mary's Catholic church will be at 9:30 and burial will be in St. Mary's cemetery.  Mrs. Feeney, who died after a three month illness, was born in Wilmington, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Henneberry.  For several she and her husband, the late Edward Feeney farmed near Channahon.  he preceded her in death four years ago.  She was a member of Scapular Confraternity of St. Mary's church, the Cenacle of the Holy Chest and Daughters of Isabella.  Surviving are four sons, John and Edmund of Chicago, Francis and Andrew of Joliet and two daughters, Mrs. James williams of Chicago and Mrs. Arthur Jenings of here.  There are four brothers, David, John, Thomas and Frank of Joliet and four sisters, Miss Catharine, Mrs. John ugent and Mrs. Thomas White of Joliet and Mrs. Andrew Feeney of here.  There are three granddaughters."

Morris Daily Herald, Wed., December 6, 1944:  "Andrew J. Feeney, 69, of Minooka, well known in Morris, died of a heart attach yesterday in his home.  He had returned Monday from a hospital in Joliet where he had been a patient for several weeks.  Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 from St. Mary's Catholic church in Minooka to St. Mary's cemetery for burial.  His body was taken to his home and will remain there until the hour of the funeral.  he was born on the farm near Minooka and all his life was spent there.  He leaves his widow; three sons, Thomas of Minooka, John and Robert of Joliet; four daughters, Miss Harriet Feeney and Mrs. Edwin Dempsey of Minooka, Mrs. Albert Yackey of Joliet, and Mrs. Raymond Barder of Chicago, 14 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Swain and Mrs. Thomas Briscoe of Joliet."

Morris Daily Herald, Monday, April 3, 1972:  "Mrs. Andrew J. (Mary B. Mollie) Feeney, 95 of Rte 2, Minooka, died Saturday at St. Joseph Hospital, Joliet.   Born in Lorenzo, Ill., daughter of John J. and Catherine O'Brien Henneberry, she has been a resident of Minooka for the past 72 years.  She was the oldest member of the Alter and rosary Society of St. Mary's Church, Minooka.   She was preceded in death by her husband who died in 1944; one son, Robert H. Feeney in 1965, one granddaughter, Mary Lou Feeney in 1966; four sisters, Mrs. Genevieve Kavanaugh, Mrs. Margaret Feeney, Mrs. Elizabeth Nugent, and Miss Catherine Henneberry; and three brothers, David, John (Jack), and Frank Henneberry.  She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Marie) Barden of Elmhurst, Mrs. Albert (Lucille) Yackley, Mrs. Edwin (Lorette) Dempsey both of Joliet, and Miss Harriet Feeney of Minooka; two sons, John B. of Channahon and Thomas A. Feeney of Minooka; 19 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Harriett White, Joliet; one brother, Thomas J. Henneberry of Belvidere, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be at 9:15 am Wednesday at the Fred C. Danes Funeral Home at Center and Campbell Sts., Joliet and from there to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Minooka for a Con-Celebrated Mass of the Resurrection at 10 am.   Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Minooks.  Visitation will be at the funeral home from 7 to 10pm today and 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 pm Thursday."

Joliet Herald News of Saturday, May 29, 1954:  David A. Henneberry "age 81 years, late of 433 W. Marion St. Saturday, May 29, 1954 at St. Joseph's hospital.  Husband of the late Margaret nee Branick.  Father of Mary Eileen Henneberry of Chicago, Mrs. John McGuckin (Patricia), John S. and Joseph D. Henneberry of Joliet: grandfather of five grandchildren:  brother of Mrs. Mary Feeney of Minooka, J. J. Henneberry of Joliet, Frank Henneberry, Kathryn Henneberry, Elizabeth Nugent of Joliet, Thomas Henneberry of Bellvidere, Illinois and Mrs. Harriet White of Joliet.  Funeral from the Fred C. Dames funeral home, Center at Campbell Sts. Tuesday at 8:30 am to St. John's Catholic Church at 9 am.  Interment St. Mary's cemetery, Minooka.  Relatives will receive friends Sunday and Monday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 pm.  Member of Knights of Columbus, St. John's Holy Name Society, Third Order of St. Francis, American Legion at St. Petersburg, Fla., and society of the Third Infantry Division."

Joliet Herald News of Tuesday, March 24, 1970:  Kathryn Henneberry.  "Miss Kathryn Henneberry, 85, or 710 Helles St. died at her home Monday (March 23, 1970) after a long illness.  Born in Wilmington, she had resided in Minooka until moving to Joliet in 1940.  She was a member of St. Patrick's alter and Rosary Society.  Miss Henneberry was preceded in death by her parents John C. and Kathryn Henneberry; three brothers, John, Frank and David; two sisters, Mrs. Genevive Kavanough and Mrs. Margaret Feeney.  Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Mary Feeney, Mrs. Elizabeth Nugent and Mrs. Harriet White, all of Joliet.  Services will be a 9 am Wednesday from the Haley Funeral Home to St. Patrick's Church at 9:30.  Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Minooka.  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 pm Thursday.  The rosary will be recited at 8 pm."

Joliet Herald News of Wednesday June 12, 1968:  Henneberry dies; rancher, businessman. "John J. Henneberry, 88, well known businessman and rancher, died Tuesday (June 11, 1968) at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, Minn, following recent surgery.  He had been ill about a month.  Mr. Henneberry resided at 522 Knox Pl., but spent much of his time on his ranch in Oswego and farms in the Minooka area.   Even when he operated auto agencies in Lockport and Joliet, Mr. Henneberry spent considerable time in farming and ranching. 
His white-faced Hereford stocks were prize cattle.  He made frequent trips to Wyoming and other points west on cattle buying trips to improve and supplement the stock on his 700 acre Wa-Kee-Shaw ranch.  Some of the nation's top Hereford stock came from there.   Mr. Henneberry's herd sired many chanpions shown at state fairs in Illinois and Wisconsin dating back to the early 1950's.  He showed one bull at Denver, Colo., where he refused a bid of $25,000 for the animal.  His stock was shown at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, Calif.
His love of farming and ranching went back to his boyhood.  Forn Feb. 2, 1882, on a farm in Lorenzo, he was a son of pioneer Will County settlers John J. and Catherine O'Brien Henneberry.  He moved to Minooka when a young man and owned and operated a grocery store.  He came to the Lockport-Joliet area about 45 years ago to enter the auto business.  He began selling Chevrolets and had an agency in Lockport from 1932 to 1939.  He came to Joliet late in 1939 to open the Buick agency at Cass and Joliet Streets.  A short time later he moved a block south to the present location of Vidmar Buick, Inc., 147 N. Joliet St.Vidmar, operated by his son-in-law, Fred Vidmar is successor to the Henneberry Buick Co. which Mr. Henneberry operated for 23 years.
Even in recent years he maintained a keen interest in business activities especially farming and ranching.  Despite his age, he had the same erect, fast stride he had as a young man.  His stalwart appearance never diminished over the years.  He had a shock of whith hair which stood out as he walked rapidly down the street or conversed quietly in a crowd.  He was a member of several auto associations until recently.   he was a member of the Farm Bureau Illinois Agriculture Association, Knights of Columbus Counc8il 382, the Joliet elks 296, the Joliet Country Club and the Holy Name society of the Cathedral of St. Raymond.
Mr. Henneberry is survived by his wife the former Margaret Comerford, a daughter, Mrs. Fred Vidmar, two grandaughters, Kathleen and Jacqueline Vidmar of Joliet, four sisters, Mrs. Andrew (Mollie) Feeney of Minooka; Mrs. John (Elizabeth)  Nugent, Miss Catherine Henneberry and Mrs. Thomas (Harriet) White of Joliet, and a brother, Thoms of Belvidere.   He was preceded in death by five brothers, Frank, David and three in infancy; and two sisters, Margaret Feeney and Jennie Kavanaugh.  The funeral will be from the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home at 9:30 am Friday to the Cathedral of St. Raymond at 10.   Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at Minooka.  Visitation will be from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 pm Thursday.  The Holy Name Society will meet at 7:30 pm to recite the rosary."

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David Henneberry II born Jan. 1, 1830 near Galbally, Ireland.  Son of David & Jane.

Joliet Herald, Joliet, IL Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1918:   David S. Henneberry II

"David Hennebery, 88 years old, a pioneer resident of Will County, died today in his home in Wilmington.  Mr. Henneberry was a retired farmer and for ten years or more has resided in the town of Wilmington.  He was born in Ireland and came to the United States when a small boy.  Most of his life was spent in Will County where he was prominent in public affairs.  He was the father of the David Hennebery of Joliet.  He leaves six children, John and Sister Mary Camilla of Iowa, Chris of Morris, Sister Mary Ursala of Chicago, Mrs. Dennis Daniher and Miss Agnes, both of Wilmington.  Funeral arrangements have not been completed."

Obituary for  Bridget Henneberry  in Joliet Herald, Joliet, IL newspaper.

May 18, 1906:  The following will of the late Mrs. Bridget Hennebry has been filed.  Bridget Hennebry of Wilmington who died May 18, 1906, leaves her estate as follows:  To husband, David Hennebry, all real and personal property.  At his death her daughter, Agnes, is to hold all rights thereto.   David S. Hennebry is executor.

Morris Daily Herald, Monday, April 7, 1930:    Christopher F. Henneberry died at his home in                   Wilmington early Saturday morning.  He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mr. Clarence Kane; four                  sisters, Mrs. Jennie Daniher,  Agnes Henneberry of Joliet, Sister Camilla of Kentucky, Sister Ursula of                  Chicago, and one  brother, John of Perry, Iowa.  Funeral services were held this morning at St. Rose's                  church,  Wilmington followed by internment in Mt Olivet cemetery.

Wilmington Advocate: October 21, 1910:  David S. Henneberry III  Grandson of David.

David S. Henneberry, a former prominent resident of Wesley township, died at his home in Joliet Saturday afternoon last of typhoid fever.  Mr. Henneberry was born in Grundy County, December 21, 1857, but had spent most of his life in Wesley.  He is survived by his wife and five children.  His remains were brought to this city Tuesday morning and the funeral was held from St. Rose's Church, mass being celebrated by Dean Dunne of St. Patrick's Church, Joliet as celebrant, Rev. O'Brien of St. Patrick's Church, Joliet as deacon and Rev. P. O'Dwyer of St. Rose's Church.  Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.

Herald-News, Joliet, Illinois, Thursday, March 8, 1984 section 2:  David S. Henneberry IV.

David S. Henneberry "age 78, March 7, at St. Josephs Medical Center.  Beloved husband of Florence nee Baskerville; father of Sister Grace Henneberry O.P. of Mundeline, Paul (Margarita) of Hawthorn Woods, (Ann) Mrs. William Frederickson of Rock Island, Miss Jane Henneberry of Aurora; brother of Gertrude Kane of FL; two grandchildren, Mindy and Billy Frederickson; numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by his parents, David and Ann nee Coveny, one sister, Loretta Reddy; two brothers, James and Thomas.   Born in Joliet, life long resident.  He was employed by the U.S. steel Company for 38 years, retired 1970.  Member of St. Patrick's Men's Club, K of C #382, Old Timers Baseball Association.  Funeral from the Haley Funeral Home, Friday, March 9, 9:30 am to St. Patrick's Church at 10:00 am.  Interment Mt Olivet Cemetery, Wilmington.  Visition Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

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William Hennebry:  probable brother of David.   married Johanna Cooper in Illinois.

Children of William and Johanna:

From the Wilmington Advocate, Wilmington, IL newspaper:

January 1, 1897:  Miss Nellie Hennebry, sister of Attorney M. F. Hennebry, after an illness of several weeks died at the home of her sister on Water street yesterday afternoon, aged 17 years.  The young lady had attended school in this city where she was a general favorite.

Feb. 26, 1904:  The remains of Miss Julia Hennebry who died in Phoenix, Arizona on Thursday last, will arrive here on Monday next.  The remains will be taken to her former home in Wesley.  The funeral will occur Thursday, March 1st at St. Rose's Church, this city at 10 AM.  The remains are accompanied by Patrick Hennebry, a brother.

June 18, 1909:  We desire to return our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all of our friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness shown and extended to us in the last illness and death of our dear daughter and sister Hannah.   Mr. William Hennebry and Family.

Source:  Morris Daily Herald, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1928 page 2.   "John F. Hennebry Dies in Hospital
John F. Hennebry, 48 years old, retired farmer and former Wesley township supervisor, Will county and a brother of Rep. Michael F. Hennebry of Wilmington, sucumded to 10 day's illness of puenmonia yesterday morning in St. Josephs hospital, Joliet.  Born in Grundy county aug. 14, 1880, the son of the late William and Johanna Hennebry, Mr. Hennebry represented the township of Wesley on the board of supervisors for 12 years.   He retired three years ago and moved from Wesley township where he owned considerable farm land to Joliet.  Arrangements have been made to hold the funeral Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock from the residence, 201 Whittier avenue.  At 9:30 o/clock requiem mass be be read in St. Raymonds Catholic church.  Burial will be in St. Rose's cemetery, Wilmington.  Four brothers, Thomas of Chicago, sho is marshall of the United States circuit court of appeals; William and Patrick of Joliet and Michael F. of Wilmington, and two sisters, Mary of Joliet and Margaret of Wilmington survive."

Wilmington Advocate, Wilmington, IL Friday, March 27, 1936.  "Michael F. Hennebry, a former resident of Wilmington, is a candidate for Representative in the General Assembly on the Democratic ticket.  Mr. Hennebry has been a member of thje Legislature, now completing his twelfth term in the House of Representatives, and his long experience and his wide acquaintance throughout the district enables him to meet the duties and responsibilities of this high and responsible office and to possess an intimate knowledge of the needs of the people.

Mr. Hennebry as a member of the legislature has been of great help to the people of Wilmington during his years of service and the people of this community have been greatly benefited in many ways by his influence in Springfield and the Democratic primary voters again have the opportunity to register their approval of his service to them by voting for him at the primary electorate on Tuesday, April 14.  If re-nominated at this primary and re-elected in the fall election, his pledge and promise to the people of this community where he has spent the greatest years of his life, will be to give to them his very best efforts and to continue the faithful service to his people to any all matters of interest to them"

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Joliet Evening News of Friday, April 3, 1925:  "Michael Henneberry died April 3, 1925 at St. Joseph's Hospital.  Survived by 3 daughters, Mary, Agnes and Hazel, one brother, Thomas.  Funeral Sunday from the home of Thomas Bryon, Wilmington.  Burial Mt. Olivet.

Joliet Evening News of March 27, 1940:  "Deaths.   Thomas Hennebry, age 70, March 26, 1940, St. Joseph's Hospital.  Beloved son of the late John and Mary Hennebry, brother of the late John, Michael and Mary.   survived by 5 neices, Mrs. Daniel Quinlan and Miss Ruth Hennebry of Chicago, Miss Mary Hennebry, Kankakee, Il; Miss Marguerite Hennebry and Sister Eustelle of Dubuque, Iowa; also several cousins in Joliet, Lemont and Chicago.  Buriel Wilmington."


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