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Hetzel – Goshorn Families

John Hetzel – Sopha Goshorn Wedding

Hetzel - Goshorn Wedding photo

This studio photograph was taken in Jerseyville for the wedding of John Edward Hetzel and Sopha Goshorn which took place on the 29th of July 1896 at the home of Sopha’s parents, William and Antoinetta (Witten) Goshorn four miles northwest of Fieldon in Section 15, Richwood Township. John Edward Hetzel was born on the sixth of February 1873 at the home of his parents, John and Harrietta Henrietta (Anspach) Hetzel, three miles northeast of Fieldon in Section 18, English Township. Sopha Goshorn was born on the 29 of December 1873 at the home of her thrice widowed grandmother, Eva Maria (Langen) (Witten) (Lappe) Hankey, 1-1/2 miles west of Fieldon in Section 27, Richwood Township.

John E. Hetzel’s Sisters

Mary Hetzel     Nettie & Mary Hetzel

Left: Mary Hetzel, Right: Nettie and Mary Hetzel.

John & Sopha (Goshorn) Hetzel Children

Della “Mae” Hetzel and Sopha “Eva” Hetzel

Della (Mae) Hetzel     Sopha (Eva) Hetzel

Left: The young girl in pig-tails is Della “Mae” Hetzel (born 11 June 1897, Ottercreek Twp.). Right: The baby girl sitting upright is Sopha “Eva” Hetzel (born 30 April 1900, Ottercreek Twp.).

Eva and Mae Hetzel

The baby girl and young girl are Eva, at 4 months, and Mae, at 3 years.

Herbert Harold Hetzel

Herbert Hetzel

The reclined baby boy is Herbert Harold Hetzel (born 5 January 1903, Ottercreek Twp.).

John “Clarence” Hetzel

John (Clarence) Hetzel     John (Clarence) Hetzel

Left: The baby boy in the buggy is Clarence at 9 months. Right: The little boy in the bowler cap is John “Clarence” Hetzel (born 9 July 1908, Eldred) at 15 months.

Sopha (Goshorn) Hetzel’s Ancestors

Grandmother Eva “Maria” and father William Goshorn

Eva (Maria)     William Goshorn

Left: Sopha’s grandmother, Eva “Maria” (Langen) (Witten) (Lappe) Hanke(y), 25 February 1809 – 10 May 1893. Right: William Goshorn, Sopha’s father, (died 22 March 1914, Richwood Twp.).


Sophie Gertrud (Witten) Haushalter (left), Elisabetha “Antoinetta” (Witten) Goshorn (Sopha’s mother), and brothers Anton & William Wheaton (not sure which brother is which), who changed the spelling from Witten to Wheaton.

Sopha (Goshorn) Hetzel’s Siblings

Nicholas James Goshorn, Mary Goshorn

Nicholas James Goshorn     Mary Goshorn

Left: Nicholas James Goshorn (born 19 September 1868, Jerseyville) seated with a hammer. Right: John & Sopha (Goshorn) Hetzel and Mary Goshorn (born 24 March 1872, Fieldon).

Emaline Goshorn

Emaline Goshorn

Emaline (Goshorn) Williams (born 14 November 1875, Fieldon) and husband, Jesse “Oscar” Williams.

Emaline Goshorn

Sopha (Goshorn) Hetzel, Oscar & Emaline (Goshorn) Williams.

Helen Inez Goshorn

Helen Inez Goshorn

Helen Inez (Goshorn) Kella (born 27 April 1922, Fieldon, daughter of Sopha’s brother, Louis Goshorn) and her three children Judy Ann Kella (at 7), John Alexander Kella (at 4), and Linda Sue Kella (at 2) about 1951.

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