Lester Detweiler Rush

M, b. 14 May 1912, d. 16 February 1994
     Lester Detweiler Rush was born on 14 May 1912. He was the son of William M. Rush and Susie G. Detweiler. Lester Detweiler Rush married Margaret Ruth Souder, daughter of Wallace Souder and Ella K. Ruth. Lester Detweiler Rush died on 16 February 1994 at Sellersville, Bucks Co., PA, at age 81 Obituary (findagrave.com):

February 17, 1994|The Morning Call

Lester D. Rush, 81, of Peter Becker Community, Harleysville, died Wednesday in Grand View Hospital, Sellersville. He was the husband of Margaret (Souder) Rush, who died in 1984.

He was a dairyman and crop farmer near Telford from 1937 until recently.

Born in Plumsteadville, he was a son of the late William and Susie (Detweiler) Rush.

He was a member of Rockhill Mennonite Community, Telford.

Survivors: Sons, Glenn of Sellersville, Gerald of Perkasie and Dennis of Souderton; daughters, Evelyn Gallew of Colmar and Marie, wife of Russell Jeffries of Hatfield; brother Paul of Richlandtown; sisters, Carrie Nace of Souderton and Ruth Bergey of Telford; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sons, Merrill and Dale.

Services: 3 p.m. Saturday, Rockhill Mennonite Community. Call there 2-3 p.m. Saturday. Arrangements, Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home, Souderton.

He was buried in February 1994 at Rockhill Mennonite Church Cemetery, Rock Hill, Bucks Co., PA, Find A Grave Memorial# 105408162.

Children of Lester Detweiler Rush and Margaret Ruth Souder

Luella Rush

     Luella Rush was the daughter of William Henry Harrison Rush and Mattie E. Russell. Luella Rush married Robert Ingram.

Child of Luella Rush and Robert Ingram

Marsha Lee Rush

F, b. 13 November 1951, d. 12 April 2003
     Marsha Lee Rush was born on 13 November 1951 at Normal, McLean Co., IL. She was the daughter of Leo Glenn Rush and Dorothy Elaine Curry. Marsha Lee Rush died on 12 April 2003 at North Muskegon, Muskegon Co., MI, at age 51

Obituary -- The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois; Monday, 14 APR 2003, p.7 (Newspapers.com):

Marsha L. Schoepf

NORMAL -- Marsha L. Schoepf, 51, of North Muskegon, Mich., a Normal native, died Saturday (April 12, 2003) at her home.

Her funeral will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at First Evangelical Church, the Rev. William Uetricht officiating. Burial will be in Laketon Township Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Clock Funeral Home, Muskegon, Mich.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Reeths Puffer Intermediate School, 1500 N. Getty, Muskegon, MI 49445.

She was born Nov. 13, 1951, in Normal, a daughter of Leo and Dorothy Curry Rush. She married Ken Schoepf on May 26, 1973, in Bloomington. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Nicholas and Jonathan Schoepf, both of North Muskegon; two daughters, Kimberly and Kristina Schoepf, both of North Muskegon; her mother'; Dorothy Rush, North Muskegon; father-in-law, Clarence Schoepf of Illinois; and her niece, Robin Schoepf of Illinois.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Steven Rush in 1970; and by her father, Leo Rush in 1999.

Mrs. Schoepf received her nursing degree from the Methodist School of Nursing in Peoria and had worked as a classroom aid at Reeths Puffer Intermediate School for over 10 years. She was an active member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Reeths Puffer Band Parents Association.

Merrill Souder Rush

M, b. 19 June 1947, d. 28 April 1951
     Merrill Souder Rush was born on 19 June 1947 at Sellersville, Bucks Co., PA. He was the son of Lester Detweiler Rush and Margaret Ruth Souder. Merrill Souder Rush died on 28 April 1951 at Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co., PA, at age 3. Cause of death: Drowned as a result of falling into a well at his parents' home. He was buried on 2 May 1951 at Rockhill Mennonite Church Cemetery, Rock Hill, Bucks Co., PA, Find A Grave Memorial# 105408194.

Myrtle Beatrice Rush

F, b. 9 February 1906, d. 10 December 1924
     Myrtle Beatrice Rush was born on 9 February 1906 at Arkansas. She married William Calvin Harrison, son of George Washington Harrison and Minnie Jessie Demorest, on 17 February 1924. Myrtle Beatrice Rush died on 10 December 1924 at Arkansas at age 18.

Rachel Rush

F, b. circa 1785
     Rachel Rush was born circa 1785 at Maryland. She married William Tallman, son of Benjamin Tallman and Dinah Boone, on 17 April 1834 at Fairfield Co., OH, by Rev. Wm. T. Snow.

Rachel Rush

F, b. 1845, d. 1885
     Rachel Rush was born in 1845. She married William Henry Tallman, son of Nathaniel Tallman and Catherine B. Wright. Rachel Rush died in 1885.

Children of Rachel Rush and William Henry Tallman

Robert Frederick Rush

M, b. 1 July 1928, d. 19 March 1989
     Robert Frederick Rush was born on 1 July 1928 at Hawarden, Sioux Co., IA; son of William Clarence and Esther Lucia (Kusch) Rush.1 He was baptized on 12 August 1928 at Plymouth, Cerro Gordo Co., IA. He married Betty Pauline Scott, daughter of Jesse Earl Scott and Effie Forence Davault, on 28 June 1952 at St. Louis, MO; The Independent, Hawarden, Iowa; Thursday, 19 JUN 1952, page 7 (Newspapers.com):

Robert Rush of Hawarden to Wed

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Franklin of St. Louis, Mo., are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Miss Pauline Scott to Robert Rush, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Rush, of Hawarden.

The wedding date has been set for June 28 and will be in St. Louis.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Rush and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Rush of Hawarden will attend the wedding.

Robert Frederick Rush lived in 1974 at Chicago, Cook Co., IL, per his father's newspaper obituary. He died on 19 March 1989 at Chicago, Cook Co., IL, at age 60. He was buried in March 1989 at Homewood Memorial Gardens, Homewood, Cook Co., IL, Findagrave #237525621.


  1. [S5604] 1940 Federal Census, Sioux County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1205.

Rufus Rush1

M, b. 21 January 1892, d. 26 February 1958
     Rufus Rush was born on 21 January 1892 at Wayne Co., IL.1 He married Leona Fatheree in 1915. Rufus Rush lived on 23 April 1940 at Stanford, McLean Co., IL, oil well driller.1 He died on 26 February 1958 at Brokaw Hospital, Normal, McLean Co., IL, at age 66. He was buried on 1 March 1958 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Stanford, McLean Co., IL, Findagrave #57687539.

Child of Rufus Rush and Leona Fatheree


  1. [S2716] 1940 Federal Census, McLean County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 842.

Steven G. Rush

M, b. 25 August 1954, d. 10 May 1970
     Steven G. Rush was born on 25 August 1954 at McLean Co., IL. He was the son of Leo Glenn Rush and Dorothy Elaine Curry. Steven G. Rush died on 10 May 1970 at Bloomington, McLean Co., IL, at age 15. He was buried in May 1970 at Park Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Bloomington, McLean Co., IL, Findagrave #75686644.

Willetts Rush

M, b. 21 September 1808, d. 20 January 1887
     Note: Rush info from Vicki to AncCom genealogy, prepared by Vicki Rush, online at ancestry.com. Willetts Rush was born on 21 September 1808 at Salt Lick, Fayette Co., PA. He married Mary Ann Boden on 3 July 1836 at Moundsville, Marshall Co., Virginia (now WV). Willetts Rush died on 20 January 1887 at Ainsworth, Washington Co., IA, at age 78.

Child of Willetts Rush and Mary Ann Boden

William Henry Harrison Rush

     William Henry Harrison Rush married Mattie E. Russell.

Child of William Henry Harrison Rush and Mattie E. Russell

William M. Rush

M, b. 3 November 1878, d. 19 December 1959
     William M. Rush was born on 3 November 1878 at Bucks Co., PA. He married Susie G. Detweiler. William M. Rush died on 19 December 1959 at Bucks Co., PA, at age 81 Obituary (findagrave.com):

William M.Rush, son of William H. and Annie (Myers) Rush, was born Nov. 3, 1878, in Bedminster Twp., Pa; died of a heart ailment Dec. 19, 1959, at Dublin, Pa; aged 81 y. 1 m. 16 d.

He was married on Dec. 10, 1898, to Susie G. Detweiler, who died Dec. 29, 1946. He was later married to Sarah Detweiler.

He was a member of the Deep Run Mennonite (East) Church.

He was buried in December 1959 at Deep Run Mennonite Church East Cemetery, Bedminster, Bucks Co., PA, Find A Grave Memorial# 53374163.

Child of William M. Rush and Susie G. Detweiler

Billie Afton Rushing

M, b. 28 January 1929, d. 10 May 2009
     Billie Afton Rushing was born on 28 January 1929. He was the son of Ruth Lee Shelton. Billie Afton Rushing married Mary Louise Powell, daughter of Raymond Franklin Powell and Maria Theresia Helena Buss. Occupation: St. Louis Police Department, patrolman (1962), Sergeant (1970s), per numerous newspaper articles. Billie Afton Rushing died on 10 May 2009 at Leasburg, Crawford Co., MO, at age 80.

Child of Billie Afton Rushing and Mary Louise Powell

William M. Rushing

M, b. 8 September 1951, d. 13 October 1951
     William M. Rushing was born on 8 September 1951 at St. Louis, MO. He was the son of Billie Afton Rushing and Mary Louise Powell. William M. Rushing died on 13 October 1951 at St. John's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, Missouri death certificate file #35567. He was buried in 1951 at Resurrection Cemetery, Affton, St. Louis Co., MO, Findagrave #47899571.

Charles Rusk

     Charles Rusk married Nellie Davis.

Child of Charles Rusk and Nellie Davis

James Franklin Rusk

M, b. 17 December 1890, d. 14 November 1928
     James Franklin Rusk was born on 17 December 1890 at Van Zandt Co., TX. He married Eva Victoria Evans. James Franklin Rusk died on 14 November 1928 at Cisco, Eastland Co., TX, at age 37. He was buried in November 1928 at Fairlawn Cemetery, Elk City, Beckham Co., OK, Findagrave #81423813.

Child of James Franklin Rusk and Eva Victoria Evans

Karminark Rusk

     Karminark Rusk married Benjamin Gilmore, son of David Gilmore and Margaret Smith, on 17 May 1841.

Linuel Henry Rusk

M, b. 10 September 1920, d. 7 July 1973
     Linuel Henry Rusk was born on 10 September 1920. He was the son of James Franklin Rusk and Eva Victoria Evans. Linuel Henry Rusk married Edith Alma Laverne Jones, daughter of Ollie Clarence Jones and Alpha Zelma Hiett, on 27 June 1947. Linuel Henry Rusk died on 7 July 1973 at age 52. He was buried in July 1973 at Hawkins Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX, Findagrave #8944089.

Nadine Rusk

F, b. 4 March 1904, d. 6 February 1986
     Nadine Rusk married Robert S. Davis, son of Cortez Miller Davis and Minerva E. Davis. Nadine Rusk was born on 4 March 1904 at Harrison Co., IN. She was the daughter of Charles Rusk and Nellie Davis. Nadine Rusk died on 6 February 1986 at Harrison Co., IN, at age 81.

Child of Nadine Rusk and Robert S. Davis

(?) Ruski


Child of (?) Ruski

Statira Eliza Russel1

F, b. 16 April 1844, d. 2 June 1928
     Statira Eliza Russel was also known as "Fanny".1 She was born on 16 April 1844 at Ohio.1 She married Abraham Jacobs circa 1861.1 Statira Eliza Russel died on 2 June 1928 at Lima, Allen Co., OH, at age 84.

Child of Statira Eliza Russel and Abraham Jacobs


  1. [S2706] 1910 Federal Census, Van Wert County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1238; FHL #1375251.

Adaline Russell

     Adaline Russell married Wallace Pratt.

Child of Adaline Russell and Wallace Pratt

Adelbert Noyes Russell

M, b. 20 May 1850, d. 15 April 1921
     Adelbert Noyes Russell was born on 20 May 1850 at Cooperstown, Otsego Co., NY. He married Anna Eliza Butler on 3 February 1877 at Otsego Co., NY. Adelbert Noyes Russell died on 15 April 1921 at Collinwood, Cuyahoga Co., OH, at age 70.
Note: Russell family information per The Juius Felix and Emma Louise Ackerman Family History genealogy prepared by Paul Ackerman, online at ancestry.com.

Child of Adelbert Noyes Russell and Anna Eliza Butler

Alice E. Russell1

F, b. circa 1906
     Alice E. Russell was born circa 1906 at Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Earl Burdette Russell and Lenora Cost.1


  1. [S791] 1910 Federal Census, Hamilton County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1195; FHL #1375201.

Alvin Bryan Russell

M, b. 21 July 1896, d. 24 October 1976
     Alvin Bryan Russell was born on 21 July 1896 at Putnam Co., WV. He began military service WW I service, U.S. Army. He married Gladys Faye Keller. Alvin Bryan Russell died on 24 October 1976 at Ross Co., OH, at age 80. He was buried in October 1976 at Jackson Township Cemetery, Pickaway Co., OH, Findagrave #50185858.

Child of Alvin Bryan Russell and Gladys Faye Keller

Amanda Jane Russell

F, b. 25 December 1821, d. 18 December 1865
     Amanda Jane Russell was born on 25 December 1821 at Tennessee. She was the daughter of William Russell and Nancy Allison. Amanda Jane Russell married John DaVault, son of Frederick DaVault and Margaret Range, on 8 September 1842. Amanda Jane Russell died on 18 December 1865 at Limestone, Washington Co., TN, at age 43. She was buried in December 1865 at Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Limestone, Washington Co., TN.

Children of Amanda Jane Russell and John DaVault

Asel Russell

M, b. 8 June 1833, d. 22 April 1898
     Asel Russell was born on 8 June 1833 at Perry, Lake Co., OH. He married Harriet R. Martin on 28 April 1858 at Lenawee Co., MI. Asel Russell died on 22 April 1898 at Macon, Lenawee Co., MI, at age 64. He was buried in April 1898 at Ridgeway Cemetery, Ridgeway, Lenawee Co., MI, Find A Grave Memorial# 78072578.

Child of Asel Russell and Harriet R. Martin

Benjamin B. Russell1

M, b. circa March 1880
     Benjamin B. Russell was born circa March 1880 at Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA.1,2 He was the son of Charles Franklin Russell and Susan Frances Floyd.1 Benjamin B. Russell married Pearl A. (?) circa 1921 at Linn Co. (probably), IA.3


  1. [S205] 1880 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 0351; FHL #1254351.
  2. [S1136] 1900 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 443; FHL #1240443.
  3. [S1227] 1930 Federal Census, Linn County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 664-5; FHL #2340399-400.

Betty Jane Russell1

F, b. circa 1924
     Betty Jane Russell was born circa 1924 at Michigan.1 She was the daughter of Charles Jesse Russell and Mary Elizabeth Gamble.1 Betty Jane Russell lived in 2014 at St. Joseph, Berrien Co., MI.


  1. [S4231] 1930 Federal Census, Branch County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 977; FHL #2340712.