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John David Hornbacker

John David Hornbacker at 20. JDH was born May 5, 1859 in Mapleton, IL to Jos. C Hornba(c)ker and Eliza Maple Hornba(c)ker. He was named John after his granfather, John Hornbaker and David after his Uncle David Hornbacker(Union army Civil War). He married Mary Ellen Schwenk (1863-1904) in 1888 Peoria, IL. She was the love of his life. they had 3 children: Lola May(1889-1990), Gilbert Frederick (1893-1964), and Howard Maple (1898-1990). Mary Ellen passed from TB in 1904 and in 1906 he married Mary "Mayme" Evan Le Gear, the housekeeper. JD and Mayme had two children: Joseph Ward (1907/8-1983), and Madeline (1909-1912). JDH was a well known music teacher in Peoria ,IL. He always wore a vest when he was older with a watch chain. Mayme and JD split up in early 20's and he moved in with Lola and Howard. Attended 1st Baptist Curch of peoria, IL. Buried in Springdale Cem next to his first wife and her family. His 2nd wife is also buried in Springdale Cem but on the other side by Madeline. ... show more

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