Hello, I'm related to the Factors through Maggie Mullen, and I'd like to share with you what I've found in my research. There were actually TWO Benjamin Factor's. Benjamin who married Maggie and his father, Benjamin who married Catherine Ashbaker and were the parents of 11 children. Maggie's Benjamin was married twice. His first wife was Margaret MORGAN who he married on 24 Nov 1885 in Brown Co., IL. She was born in 1866 and died in 1887, along with their infant son they named John. They're buried at Mt. Sterling Catholic Cem. Two years later, he married Margaret MULLEN, daughter of Patrick MULLEN and Sarah Ann MATTINGLY. She was only 17 at the time and her mother was one of the witnesses. Census records reveal they DID move to Alton and they're listed in the 1930 census in Madison Co., Wood River Twp., :
Factor, Ben age 75 OH no occupation
Margaret " 54 IL
Grandchildren Louis Bracht, Jr. (11), Nelson Bracht (9), and Carl Bracht (6) are listed with them. However, Benjamin and Margaret lived next door to daughter Regina and her husband Louis BRACHT, so the children may have been back and forth between the two houses.
According to my research, Benjamin died on 16 March 1937 in Bloomington, McLean Co., IL (Maggie's sister Sarah Hatton lived there at one time). Place of burial is unknown. Maggie died after 1950 so far as I know, but she isn't buried in Brown Co. I have the Brown Co. Cem. book, and neither are listed. All the Factors who died before 1972 (when the book was published) are buried at the Catholic Cem). I've made many visits to Mt. Sterling over the years and can tell you that the Catholic Church there burned down back in the 1930's and so that wonderful source of information is gone. The only info is to be found at the court house and the library.
If I can help you in any other way, please let me know. I've been researching the desecendants of Patrick Mullen and Sarah Mattingly for more than 20 years, I have lots of info about the family if you're interested. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org