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DOERFLEIN & THOMPSON
Families of Southern Illinois

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DOERFLEIN, Amelia ( nee ROETHE ) 27Oct1868-16Apr1942
DOERFLEIN, Donald 17Apr1939-18Nov1994
* DOERFLEIN, John 30Oct1829-22Sep1910
DOERFLEIN, George 21Aug1867-20Mar1906
DOERFLEIN, George, Jr. 28Oct1928-31Dec1950
DOERFLEIN, George, Sr. 7Aug1901-30Nov1974
* DOERFLEIN, Marie Mathilda 15Sep1897-26May1925
THOMPSON, Zone Frank 9Jun1883-10Aug1948

Amelia ( nee ROETHE ) DOERFLEIN

Born : October 27, 1868 near : Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois
      Death Certificate lists Place of Birth as St. Clair County, Illinois
Daughter of Frederick ROETHE
Married : John DOERFLEIN, Jr.
Occupation : Housewife
Religious Affiliation : Evangelical
Died :April 16, 1942
Burial on April 18, 1942; Sutter Cemetery, Rural Route, DuQuoin, Perry County, Illinois
Obituary : DuQuoin Evening Call, DuQuoin, Illinois, April 17, 1942
Amelia DOERFLEIN tombstone
 
Amelia DOERFLEIN death certificate

Donald W. DOERFLEIN

Born on April 17, 1939
Son of : George & Margaret ( nee RICE ) DOERFLEIN
Married : Still Living on December 22, 1962 in Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois
      Known Issue : 3 Sons & 1 Daughter
Occupation : Truck Driver
Religious Affliation : Pentecostal
Died on November 18, 1994 in Memorial Hospital, Carbondale, Jackson County, Illinois
Burial on November 21, 1994
Obituary : DuQuoin Evening Call, DuQuoin, Illinois, November 19, 1994

George DOERFLEIN

Born on August 21, 1867
Son of John & Christina ( nee MENUCH ) DOERFLEIN
Married : Carolina "Carrie" PERSCHBACHER
Occupation : Farmer
Died on March 20, 1906
Cause of Death : Suicide by shotgun
Burial : Sutter Cemetery, Rural Route, DuQuoin, Perry County, Illinois
George Doerflein tombstone

DuQuoin
Evening Call
Wednesday
March 21, 1906

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Horrible Suicide Com-
mitted. George Doerflein
the victim.
 
Well Known Farmer ends
life with shotgun at his
home Tuesday night.
 
The most tragic suicide recorded
in the annals of Perry County for
many years was committed by
George Doerflein, a well known
farmer at his home, 5 miles south-
west of this city near the Jackson
County line last night. It is not
known at what hour the horrible
deed was preformed, as none of
the family were home at the
time. The suicide is said to be the
result of domestic troubles. In the
afternoon his wife and 4 children
left their home and went to a
neighbors fearing violence at the
hands of the father who had been
acting queerly during the day.
 
He had repeatedly stated in the
past several months that he
intended to commit suicide., but
little attention was paid to this
remark. The family did not return
in the evening and this morning
when neighbor friends incidentally
visited the Doerflein home a most
ghastly sight met their gaze.
 
  The lifeless form of the suicide
was seated on the edge of the
bed leaning against the barrel of
the shotgun. He had removed the
shoe from his right foot and had
evidently discharged the weapon
with his toe. The forehead of the
suicide rested on the mouth of the
double barreled shotgun, no
doubt where he placed it before
performing the deed. Several
loaded shells were found on the
bed indicating that he meant to
bring his earthly tribulations to an
end.
 
Portions of the face and head
were horribly mutilated. Small parti-
cles of flesh, brains, and teeth
were strewn about the floor and a
pool of blood which flowed from
the wounds. The ceiling was
smeared with bits of bloody and
torn flesh. A portion of the brain
oozed through an opening in the fore-
head, while the shapeless facial
features rendered recognition
almost impossible. The nose a
portion of the forehead and one
side of the face was almost com-
pletely torn away.
 
The body was not disturbed until
Coroner Lemmon arrived this
morning from Pinckneyville to hold
an inquest which is in progress as
we go to press.
 
The deceased was about 35
years of age and was widely
known throughout this communi-
ty. He was a member of the St.
John German Evangelical Church
of this city. Funeral services have
not been arranged up until this
afternoon. A wife and 4 fatherless
children, 2 daughters and 2 sons
all under the age of 12 years, a
father John Doerflein and several
brothers and sisters survive.
 

DuQuoin
Evening Call
Thursday
March 22, 1906

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Doerflein Suicide Verdict
 
Man was probably insane. Evi-
dence before Coroner's jury
showed suicide not in his right
mind.
 
Coroner Joshua Lammon held
an inquest over the body of
George Doerflein who committed a
horrible suicide Tuesday night at
his home 5 miles southwest of this
city yesterday afternoon. The jury
was composed of Fred Lovelady,
Foreman, J. J. Druar, Clerk, Jacob
Sattel, C. E. Morgan, Joe Walker,
and August Kinderman.
 
The evidence produced before
the jury tended to show that Doer-
flein had not been in his right mind
for almost the past 2 months and
during that time frequently
threatened violence to himself.
The verdict of the jury was in
accor dance with the character
of the testimony.
 
Funeral services will be con-
ducted at the home of the
deceased at 11 o'clock Friday
morning. Rev. Carl Friebe, pastor
of St. John German Evangelical
Church of this city will officiate.
The interment will take place in
Sutter Cemetery.

George DOERFLEIN, Sr.

Born on August 7, 1901 in Illinois
Son of : George & Carolina ( nee PERSCHBACHER ) DOERFLEIN
Church Affliation : First United Church of Christ
Occupation : Coal Miner
Married Margaret RICE on November 23, 1937 in Perryville, Missouri
Known Issue : Five Sons
Military : World War I
Organizations : Roy Mitchell Post of American Legion
Died on November 30, 1974 in Doctors Memorial Hospital, Carbondale, Jackson Co., Illinois
Cause of Death : Cardiorespiratory Arrest due to injuries resulting from a fall at home on November 15, 1974
Burial on December 3, 1974 at McElvain Cemetery, DuQuoin, Perry County, Illinois
Obituary : DuQuoin Evening Call, DuQuoin, Illinois, November 31, 1974
George DOERFLEIN, Sr. death certificate

George DOERFLEIN, Jr.

George DOERFLEIN, Jr.   Born on October 28, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan
Nickname : Johnny
Son of George, Sr. & Ethel ( nee MADISON ) DOERFLEIN
Occupation : Truck Driver
Died on December 31, 1950
Cause of Death : Injuries received in train & automobile wreck.
Burial on January 2, 1951 at McElvain Cemetery, DuQuoin, Perry County, Illinois
Obituary : DuQuoin Evening Call, DuQuoin, Illinois, January 1, 1951
Article about Accident : Perry County Advocate, January 4, 1951
 
 
The data on this death certificate was furnished by the deceased's father.
George DOERFLEIN, Jr. death certificate

Zone Frank THOMPSON

Zone Frank THOMPSON Born on June 9, 1883 in Missouri
Son of Perry Franklin & Mollie ( nee HINES ) THOMPSON
Married (1) : Ollie CLUB on May 6, 1906
      in Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Married (2) : Marie Mathilda DOERFLEIN
      Known Issue :
            Dorothy Mae THOMPSON
Married (3) : Ina Ruth ( nee HUMES ) MAY on July 21, 1925
      in Perry County, Illinois
Married (4) : Maggie COOK on February 26, 1929
      in Perry County, Illinois
Married (5) : Elizabeth ( nee YATES ) JONES
     on September 15, 1932 in Perry County, Illinois
Occupations :
      Constable
      Policeman
      Watchman
Died on August 10, 1948
Burial on August 12, 1948 at I. O. O. F. Cemetery, DuQuoin, Perry County, Illinois
Obituary : DuQuoin Evening Call, DuQuoin, Illinois, August 11, 1948
The data on this death certificate contains numerous errors,
due to informant's mistakes and lack of knowledge of all facts.
Zone Frank THOMPSON death certificate
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Ollie CLUB
Married Zone Frank THOMPSON on May 6, 1906 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri Marriage Certificate :
document No. 1a\
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Marie Mathilda DOERFLEIN
Born on September 15, 1897 in DuQuoin, Perry County, Illinois
Daughter of George & Carolina ( nee PERSCHBACHER ) DOERFLEIN
Married Zone Frank THOMPSON
Occupation : Housewife
Died on May 26, 1925
Burial on May 29, 1925
Obituary : DuQuoin Evening Call, DuQuoin, Illinois, May 29, 1925
Death Certificate :
Marie Thompson death certificate
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Ina Ruth ( nee HUMES ) MAY
Born about 1895 in Hampton, Kentucky
Daughter of Lee & Vio ( nee LALLES ) HUMES
Married Zone Frank THOMPSON on July 21, 1925 in Perry County, Illinois
Marriage Licence of Zone & Ina Thompson
 
Marriage record of Zone & Ina Thompson
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Maggie ( nee FOSTER ) COOK
Born about 1887 in Benton, Franklin County, Illinois
Daughter of John & Mariah ( nee MANN ) FOSTER
Married Zone Frank THOMPSON on February 26, 1929 in Perry County, Illinois
Marriage Licence of Zone & Maggie Thompson
 
Marriage record of Zone & Maggie Thompson
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Elizabeth ( nee YATES ) JONES
Born on March 8, 1880
Married Zone Frank THOMPSON on September 15, 1932 in Perry County, Illinois
Died on March 19, 1947
Burial : I. O. O. F. Cemetery, DuQuoin, Perry County, Illinois
Marriage Licence of Zone & Elizabeth Thompson
 
Marriage record of Zone & Elizabeth Thompson
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