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Toby McDaniel's column, May 1, 2000 Monday, Illinois State Journal and Register" Memory Lane. The honky-tonk piano player in latter years at the old Shake's pizza parlor on South Fifth Street was Ike Eisenkoff. He died at age 62.

Obituary: West Palm Beach, Fla.--Richard Allen "Ike" Eisenkoff of Florida died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at the Veterans Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was born June 28, 1937, in Springfield, the son of James and Bertha Eisenkoff. Mr. Eisenkoff was a graduate of Lanphier High School and attended Lincoln Land Community College. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1956-60. He worked for the state of Illinois and moved to Florida in 1974. He was a well-known clarinest and piano player in central Illinois. Survivors: a son, a daughter; a grandson and a sister. Graveside services were held on Wednesday at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery. (from the Illinois State Journal and Register)


2. James Henry Eisenkoff was born on 27 Jun 1891 in Riverton, Sangamon Co., IL, died on 9 Mar 1975 in Lake Park, , FL and was buried in Roselawn Mem.Gar, Springfield, IL.

Obituary: James H. Eisenkoff, 83 of Lake Park, Fla., formerly of 704 N. 6th St., Springfield, died at 10:10 a.m. Monday at Palm Beach Gardens Hospital, Lake Park, Fla. He was born in Riverton, the son of Phillip and Katherine Maddox Eisenkoff. He was a Naval veteran of World War I and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Central Lodge 71, AF&AM. Surviving are his wife, Bertha of Lake Park, Fla.; one son, Richard A. of Springfield; one daughter, (living 2000)and two grandchildren. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Ellinger-Kunz and Davis Funeral Home. Rev. Douglas Monkemier officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Illinois State Journal/Register, Thursday, March 13, 1975.

    1. living
    2. James H. Eisenkopf Jr. (1925-2000)
    3. Richard Allen Eisenkoff (1937-2000)


3. Bertha Henrietta Kuntz was born on 5 Nov 1893 in Buffalo, NY, died in FL and was buried in Springfield, IL. Believe she was born in Buffalo, NY but she and her sister, Anna Schmit used to argue who was the oldest and one of them was born on the boat from Germany. Mom used to write to someone still in Germany until the Berlin Wall was erected.

Eisenkoff, Mrs. Bertha H. - of Lake Park, Fla., formerly of Springfield, died Thursday, Dec. 8, 1983, at Palm Beach Florida, age 90. Survived by one son, Richard A. of Indiantown, Fla.; one daughters, one sister, Mrs. Anna Schmidt of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; two grandchildren. Remains are at Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel, where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Services there at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Douglas Mankemier officiating. Burial in Roselawn Memorial Park. Those who wish may send memorials to the American Heart Associate.


4. Philip Eisencopf was born on 19 May 1846 in Germany, died on 4 Apr 1909 in Sangamon Co., IL and was buried in Calvary Cem., Sangamon Co., IL.

His Bible and passport papers were found in the attic on North 6th Street while cleaning the house to be sold prior to James and Bertha moving to Florida. These has since disappeared from the family.

1900 Census, Sangamon Co., IL Vol 143, Ed 85, Sheet 8 Line 8, Sangamon Co., IL, Capitol Township, North 13th, House 112:
Eisenkoff, Philip Head May 1846, 54 yrs, married 11 yrs, b Germany, parents born Germany, Coal Miner, work all but 3 months this year, Could rent and write and he rented his home.
Eisenkoff, Katie, wife b Sep 1868 age 31 yrs married 11 yrs, b Kentucky, parents born KY.
Eisenkoff, Charlie T. son b July 1889 11 yrs, b IL at school
James, b June 1891 age 8 b IL
Ethel b Mar 1895 5 years b IL
Earl b April 1899 1 year b IL
Cummings, Edward, Boarder, b Oct 1872 age 17 b IL parents b IL, house painter.

Index to Record of Letters and Wills, Sangamon Co., IL Vol 16 pg 22-23

Interment record indicates died of typhoid.

Children from this marriage were:

    1. Charles F. Eisenkoff (1890-)
    2. James Henry Eisenkoff (1891-1975)
    3. M. Ethel Eisenkoff (1895-1959)
    4. Earl Eisencopf (1899-1901)


5. Sarah Bertha Catherine Maddox was born on 3 Sep 1868 in Crab Orchard, Lincoln Co., KY, died on 19 Sep 1914 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL and was buried in Oak Ridge Cem., Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL.

Sarah married 1st Philip Eisencopf,in 1886. Divorce: Sangamon Co., IL Philip Eisenkoph vs Sarah Catherine Eisenkoff dated November Term, 1900.

Sarah also married Edward L. Cummings on 29 May 1901 in Sangamon Co., IL.
Children from this marriage were:
    1. Earl Cummings (-)
    2. Ernest Cummings (-1902)

6. Rudolph Henry Kuntz was born on 11 Nov 1861 in Germany

1900 New York Soundex Vol 40 ED 107 Sheet 6 Line 32 Erie Co., Buffalo:
Kuntz, Rudolph b Nov 1860 age 39b Poland/Germany
Minna wife b Sept 1858 age 41 b Poland/Germany
Willy son b Apr 1887 age 13 b Poland/Germany
Anna dau Aug 1891 age 8 b Poland/Germany
Bertha dau Nov 1893 age 6 b New York
Heinrich son b Nov 1896 3 b New York

1920 New York Soundex Vol 323 Ed 119 Sheet 8 Line 7 Niagara Co., Niagara Falls: 611 Pierce Ave.
Kuntz, Rudolph age 89? b Germany
Minnie age 61 b Germany
Schultz, Annie age 28 b Germany
Kuntz, B age 26 b New York
Kuntz, Henry age 23 b New York
Schultz, Molly GD age 3 b New York

Great Grandparents

10. James T. Maddox was born on 15 Sep 1825 in KY, died on 1 Mar 1897 and was buried in Taylor Cem., Clear Lake Twshp, Sangamon Co., IL.

Bible belonging to James T. and America Maddox - "The Holy Bible, Old and New Testaments; translated out of the Original Tongues; and with the former Translations diligently compared and revised; published New York; American Bible Society, 1868:
James T. Maddox was born Sept 15th, 1825
American Maddox was born April the 8th, 1832.
page two - appears to be written at the same time:
Thomas M. Maddox was born Sept the 12 1853
William F. Maddox was born Aug the 21st 1855
Nancy J. Maddox was born May the 9th 1857
John C. Maddox was born July the 26th 1859
Evoline W. Maddox was born May the 15, 1863.
page three - different handwriting
Mary E. Maddox was born Aug the 27 1865
Sarah C. Maddox was born Sept the 3rd 1868
Susan J. Maddox was born November the 29th 1870
Sintha A. Maddox was born November the 8th, 1871
Margret B. Maddox March 5th 1876.
Page four:
August Biccus was born April 11, 1869
S. B. Catherine Maddox Cummings born Sept 3, 1868 died Sept 19, 1914
Phillip Eisenkoph born May 19 1846 died April 8 1909
Ed. Cummings born Oct 1871 Died Mar 30, 1907
Earl Cummings born April 1899 died January 1901
Earnest Cummings born 4 December 1900 died April 14, 1902
Chas. F. Eisenkoff born July 16, 1890
James H. Eisenkoff, born June 21, 1892
M. Ethel Eisenkoff born Mar 26, 1895.

Believe Moses Maddox (born abt 1821) was a brother to James Maddox due to information given on 1880 Sangamon Co., IL census


11. America J. Howard was born on 8 Apr 1832 in KY, died on 24 Nov 1892 and was buried in Taylor Cem., Clear Lake Twshp, Sangamon Co., IL.

Great Great Grandparents

22. James Howard was born about 1802 in TN.

Children from this marriage were:
    1. America J. Howard (1832-1892)
    2. Henry Howard (Abt 1838-)
    3. Matilda Howard (Abt 1839-)
    4. Andrew Howard (Abt 1841-)
    5. James Howard (Abt 1844-)
    6. Elizabeth Howard (Abt 1844-)
    7. Mary Howard (Abt 1846-)
    8. Hiram S. Howard (Abt 1849-)


23. Nancy Roberts was born about 1812 in TN.

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