George Tiley Sr.

B: Feb 1837  England

D: 24 Jul 1913  Minnesota

Margaret Tiley

B: Nov 1838 Ireland

D: 11 Apr 1902

Cook County, Il Death Index

Lot #46

The Path to Bachelors Grove


1880  Bremen Census

George Tiley Sr.

George Tiley Jr. 

Margaret Tiley

The Joliet News

Thursday July 31, 1913

Tinley Park, July 30- George Tiley, formerly a resident of Tinley Park and vicinity died at his home in Warren, Minnesota last week and was brought here for burial Sunday, The services were held at the Bachelors Grove Lutheran Church. Interment was in the cemetery adjoining the church. The deceased was buried beside his wife and son who passed away a number of years ago

George Tiley Jr.

B: 14 Jul 1874

D: 1892

A 1870 Bremen Census shows a 33 year old George Tiley Sr and his wife 30 year old Mageret living on Stephen Rexfords farm with George working as a Farmhand and Margaret a domestic servant. 

By the 1880 census they are living on their own in Breman and have three Sons Charly (9), Thomas (7) and George (6). George Jr. died in 1892 at 18. Margaret died 10 years later in 1902. The 1910  census shows George living in Minnesota with his two remaining sons. He died in 1913 and his body was returned to Illinois for burial. 

According to Brad Bettenhausen's BG research, George Tiley Sr.'s  obituary appeared in the Joliet  News on Thursday July 31, 1913  stating that  "services  were held at the Bachelors Grove Lutheran Church and burial was  in the cemetery adjoining the church which would point to Trinity Lutheran church that was also known as Bachelors Grove for a time. But the obituary also says that George Sr. was laid to rest beside his wife and son who passed many years before, and both are buried in Bachelors Grove Cemetery.  The information was probably incorrect as tended to happen a lot with Bachelors Grove documentation.