Genealogy

My father was born into a large family. The cast of characters in my book, The Gift of Laughter, is huge. Below is a list of names and pertinent dates. I start with my grandparents and their children.

–Loretta Willems, November 9, 2017

Jacob C. Willems & Helena Zimmerman Willems

(2 Aug 1893—8 Nov 1964)           (6 Feb 1893—30 July 1963)

Married 6 Feb 1909

Children

Nick 23 Sep 1908—9 Aug 1983
Stanley 19 Jan 1910—5 Dec 1969
Henry 19 June 1911—13 March 1935
Helen 12 Nov 1912—26 Nov 1984
Jacob 18 Apr 1914—20 May 2001
John 28 Oct 1915—8 Sept 2014
Mary 26 June 1917—22 Oct 2014
Frank 30 March 1919—6 March 2015
Edwin 29 Jan 1921–
Elizabeth 22 July 1923—9 Dec 2012
Martha 26 March 1925–
Lillian 1926 died soon after birth
Rosella 22 June 1927–
Clara 9 March 1929—4 April 1991
Anna Jane 15 Jan—1931—22 Aug 1986