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Family Sheet

Name: William Henry Ibach Note Born: 7 May 1880 at Evans, , Erie county, NY Married: 1899 at Milwalkee, , , WI Died: 23 Apr 1942 at Selma, , , AL Father: Charles (isadore) L. Ibach Mother: Mary E. Yenten
Name: Elsie Berniece Pottle Note Born: 24 Sep 1882 at 915 W Third St, Dayton, Montgomery County, OH Died: 24 Mar 1956 at Evans, , Erie county, NY Other Spouses: Hildebrand Father: Winfield Scott Pottle Mother: Caroline Rupert
Name: Charles Winfield Ibach Born: 27 Mar 1900 at Chicago, , , IL Died: 8 Feb 1991 at North Evans, , Erie County, NY Wife: Lillian Elizabeth Maltbie
Name: Lucy Ibach Born: 6 May 1902 at North Evans, , Erie County, NY Died:
Name: Francis Ibach Born: 25 Sep 1903 at Dayton, , Montgomery County, OH Died: at Derby, , , NY Husband: Willis E. Burke
1). William Ibach was a Jack of all trades. He was a carp e n ter, mason, mechanic, and good at all things. He wa s a n ex cellent father to his children and was well like d by a l l . He didn t care much about worldly possessions . Wha t h e had , he shared with others. He worked from C hicago , Ill inois on Lake Superior for a period of time ar ound 19 00. H e worked on the barges that were used to tra nsfer go ods an d coal . He had at first intended to go t o Alaska w ith hi s brother, Joe Ibach, but for some reaso n he change d his mi nd. During the depression, he travele d to Ala bama wit h his family because he was told ther e were grea t opportuni ties there to work as a carpenter , mason, etc . The work so on disappeared because the black people work ed for just a n existence. I have visited the shack where he and my mother liv e d i n M arion Junction,Alabama. To call it a house is t o g iv e it too much credit. He and hiswife took care of m y mot he r and her brother and sisters for a period oftim e whil e m y grandfather was working elsewhere. My mothe r often t ol d me that her last memory of him was him sitti ng on a lo g c rying as she leftnto return to Buffalo, Ne w York. He a ppar ently died of an enlarged heart heart f ailure . Som e fami ly members say it was because of a bro ken heart, oth es sa y it was because of moonshine . I pre fer to think th e form er reason. He loved his grandchildre n dearly. The y were on e of the few sources of love. He i s buried in Sel ma, Alabam a. His wife, Elsie, returned to New York and remarried. Medical Some say he died from drinking too much moons h i n e. Medical His heart gradually enlarged and became to inef f i cient. This could have been due to high blood pressure , i n fection or other reasons. It is often told that h e die d b ecause of drinking moonshine. I doubt this becau e alco holi sm did not run in the family. I also don t thin k he wo ul d squander the meager amount of money he made t o suppor t hi s family on liquor.
2).  Grandma Ibach was a fiesty person.  She was extremel y s t r o ng willed. Atleast 25 years after she left Mario n Jun ct io n , Alabama where she livedwith her husband fo r awhil e , th e y still remembered her for being verystric t and f o r bein g a n excellent cook.  She was forced to leave her father who was pretty m u c h a n d invalid formany years.  She claimed that her fa th e r wa s a lways after the  three double  w  s , Wild, Wo me n , Wine   .   Elsie resented her father because she fel t u nw anted     I wasachild very much unwanted   and wa s adop te d by he r mo ther  s sister after she was three ye ars old . H er fath er di dn  t get along with the aunt tha t adopte d her . She wa s late r to burn all of the keepsak es from h im, in cluding c ivil wa r items and letters. Sh e blamed hi m and t he Civil W ar for h er problems which c aused resent ment an d anger. Sh e loved b irds and would w histle to th em and t hey would cal l back. Sh ewas a Jehov ah  s Witnes s and did n ot really beli eve in doct ors. Sh e would go t o one if sh e had to.  She kn ew a lot abo u t herbal remedi es and my mo ther told me tha t she woul d g o out into th e woods to pic k plants that woul d cur e variou s ailments.  In her later years, she lived with her daughter wh i c h s h e resented. She did not like being dependent on a ny on e .  Sh e had bouts with cancer which finally kille d h e r .  I have s everal letters that she wrote which men ti o n m e by name.  Th enight she died, we received a tel egr a m an d I remember ver y well a mockingbird landing o n th e t elevi sion antenna an d singing at night while w e wer e in S an Fra ncisco.  Grandm a loved to whistle to t he Moc kingbir ds.  Buried in North Evans Cemetery in North Evans, Erie Co u n t y , New York.Cause of death   cancer of ovaries and b re as t.  Here is a letter she wrote  spelling errors includ e d   t o M rs. FredrickA. Pottle who was inquiring about h e r P ottl e fa mily  3 11   41 Mrs. Fredric. A. Pottle  Dear Madam  Please excuse pencil because I am so smeary with i n k , I h a ve been parylized, and can write only a short t i m e the re st . Now to buisness I know very little abou t m y f athers fa mil y, as my mother died when I was 4o r 5 mo . ol d father tr ie dto keep us children to gethe r but aft e r 3 yearsof this   h e let the 3 duble u s ge t the bes t o f him   Wild, Wime n an d Wine   Ha, Ha. My a unt on mot her s side adopted me th en, a nd her and dadydi dent get al on g so good, and I was ke pt i n ignorance o f what was goi n g on around me, now my cou zin s Ves Pottl es sons and dau gh ter can tell you more tha n I ca n the y all reside in Da yto n Ohio  I was a child ver y much u n wanted  if there i s an y thing Else you want to kn ow abo u t thePottlefamily , don t hesitate to ask me.  I jus t c ant t hink of any thi ng tha t you can use in the kronolo g y of th e family.  I w il ans . the questions as near a s I kn ow.  With Christian Respect I am  Mrs. Elsie Pottle B. Ibach Marion Jct Dallas Co Alabama  P.S. you write Mrs. Glenna Newman 500 Markey Road Da y t o n , O and she willtell Clearance and Charley Pottl e t o wr i t e you  It is possibal that I will think of some thing that w i l l i n terest you if I do I will let you know  I had an aunt on my Fathers side who lived in Xen i a O h i o I think hername was Costello by marage she mari e d a d en ti st by the name and I had 2more Aunts in Cinci nn ata O . b y 2n d marage of Grand pa  there is a Fredric Pottle living at Buffalo N.Y . s o r t o f a High Hat lawyer  Atterney  mabe so what I h av e be e n i n Buffalo many a time but Ihave never bothere d h i m .  I live d at North Evans N.Y. about 18 mi. from B uffa lo  I am the only one left on top of ground of my father s i m e d iat family  Medical  She had both breasts removed in the 1950    s .  S h e later had a recurrence of the cancer which spr e a d throu gh out her body.


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