Category Archives: Illinois

teacher at 16, mother of 10, midwife: philena lucretia (buckner) allsman

Daughter of Illinois pioneers Jesse William BUCKNER, a farmer, & Isabel MILLER, my great-grandaunt Philena Lucretia BUCKNER (Oct. 22, 1843 Clark County, Illinois – Apr. 3, 1930 Crawford County, Missouri; buried Bourbon Cemetery, Bourbon, Crawford County, Missouri), comes across as … Continue reading

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dr. wm. f. buckner: from orphanage to medical school

William Fredrick (Fred) BUCKNER — listed as “Carl Fred” BUCKNER in the 1880 U.S. Census of his parents’ household — was just nine when his mother, my paternal great-grandmother Mary Elizabeth FASIG (1848-1886), was struck ill one Illinois winter night. … Continue reading

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