Augustus van Pamelen, an US immigrant who came from the Flemish Region, the Southern Province of
Zeeland in the Netherlands.
His forefathers came from the Dutch Flemish Region, now West Flanders Belgium.
For our friends in Manito, Havana-IL, Scappoose and Portland-OR the familly history and genealogical
tree of the Palmer family.
I took the opportunity to dig up the past and ensure your children know their ancestors.
Clarence Palmer's (3.e.) visit to the place of birth
IJzendijke (Isendieka) of his grandfather
Augustus (August) van Pamelen.
Augustus Franciscus and Mary Martin
Children born (cont.):
Born in Topeka-IL on September 10, 1902. Died in Manito-IL on January 1,
1977. Never married. He worked on the farm of his
brothers and was co-owner of the Manito Pool Hall for sometime. Made his home for a few years with
his brothers Ernest (4.) and Everett (7.) and for many years with Elmer and Iva Palmer
Born in Topeka-IL on February 15, 1906. Died as infant on August 18,
Born in Topeka-IL on July 29, 1908. Married in 1928 to (1) Lila M.
Zimmerman, born October 10, 1906 in Forest City-IL, died in Manito-IL January 28, 1953. They
farmed almost their entire married life near Spring Lake-IL, raising grain, livestock, melons and
cantaloupe. Everett remarried on April 29, 1957 (2) Helen C. Bliss-King, born on January 20,
1912 daughter of reverend John F. Bliss. Everett died in Manito May 30, 1971. Helen Bliss-Palmer
died in Springfield-IL on April 14, 1994.
Children born (1):
a. Annabelle Rose.,born
on the farm in Tazewell County on February 28, 1931. Married in Manito-IL on August 27,
1950 to Wayne Lyle Armbrust, born in Havana-IL on October 18, 1923. Wayne
began farming in spring 1951 on land
belonging to his father-in-law Everett Palmer. Wayne is a WWII veteran
serving 17 months in the army, stationed in
1. Joyce Ann,born
on December 19, 1951. Married in Manito-IL on April 14, 1973 to Dennis Grover
Woodley, born in Tazewell County on June 14, 1951. Both are a graduate
of Millikin. Dennis worked for
Texaco and they made their home in Hewitt-Texas.
a. Ashley Justin,
born in Beaumont-Texas on January 31, 1977. b. Jeremy Damon, born in Beaumont-Texas on
March 1, 1979.
2. Ronald W.(Ron),
born in Tazewell County on September 30, 1954. Married in Manito-IL on June 28,
1975 to Lori Jean Gambrel, born on February 7, 1957. They lived on a farm
NW of Manito-IL.
Ron and his brother Rick farmed on his fathers farm.
a. Derrick Allan,
born in Pekin-IL on November 24, 1977. b. Jason Michael, born in Pekin-IL in 1979.
3. Richard (Rick),
born on January 29, 1961. Married in Manito-IL on December 4, 1982 to Vickie Jo Crum.
Rick farmed with brother Ron on his fathers farm. Vicky worked at US Postal
b. Shirley J.,born
in Spring Lake-IL on January 4, 1936. Married on ???? to Donald Edward Lanxon, born on
June 15, 1936.
1. Linda J.,born
on August 30, 1963. 2. Phillip E.,born on June 24, 1965.
Born in Topeka-IL on February 3, 1910. Married in 1929 to Mildred
Williams, born on January 25, 1911, died in Havana-IL April 21, 1986. They made their home in
Spring Lake Township for a while and then moved to Havana-IL.
Clyde died in Havana-IL on February 26, 1980.
a. Harold E.,born in Peoria-IL on February 10,
1930 died in Havana-IL December 1, 2011.
Married in Sikeston-MO April 28, 1951 to Carole Ann Tarvin, born in
Sikeston-MO on April 19, 1934,
died in Havana-IL May 7, 2018, she owned for
several years Floral Design at Havana and managed
together with Shelby Windsor Pied Piper Nursery School. Harold worked 35 years at the Illinois Power
Company at Pekin-IL and served
in the Illinois National Guard 44th Division Battery B and was
stationed at Camp Cooke-CA during the Korean War.
1. Peggy L.,born
in Havana-IL on September 14, 1954. Triplet sister to a.2. and a.3.
Married on ???? to Leslie A. Davis, born on September 27, 1953. Remarried
in Rushville-IL to David Naff.
on March 23, 1975. b. Scott, born on August 22, 1979.
Married to Peggy Lynn ??, born on ????.
2. Dianne L.,born
in Havana-IL on September 14, 1954. Triplet sister to a.1. and a.3. Lived in Sturgeon Bay-WI and moved to Egg Harbor-WI.
3. Elizabeth A.,born
in Havana-IL on September 14, 1954. Triplet sister to a.1. and a.2.
Married on ???? to Brian M. Bohannnon, born on October 21, 1952. They made
their home in Lewistown-IL.
on January 23, 1976. b. Julie E.,born on May 11, 1978. c. Travis W., born on November 6, 1981. Twinbrother to a.3.d. d. Joella,born on November 6, 1981. Twinsister to a.3.c.
4. Karen Marie,born
in Havana-IL on October 26, 1957. Twinsister to a.5. Married to Michael D.
Snedeker, born 1954. They made their home in Havana-IL.
a. Eric D.,
born on May 19, 1980. b. Alex M., born on September 13, 1983. c. Phil L.,born on ????.
5. Randall Wayne (Randy),
born in Havana-IL on October 26, 1957. Twinbrother to a.4. Married to
Rebecca Hall, born on March 19, 1957. They made their home in
born on May 20, 1985. b. Nathan A., born on December 26, 1987.
b. Irene M.,born
in Spring Lake-IL on September 25, 1932. Died on April 11, 1999. Was married to Larry G. Tarvin,
born on January 9, 1931.
1. Stephen D.,
born on September 25, 1951..
-- END of August Palmer's
Address side of Christmas card from August
and Mary Palmer to nephew Henry B. Palmer (D.10.6.3.).