John Kaercher Jr.

M, b. circa 1858
Father*John Michael Kaercher b. 1830, d. a 1886
Mother*Barbara Kraemer b. 1831, d. 12 Jan 1865
Census DateLocation
18 June 1860Preston, Fillmore, MinnesotaJohn Kaercher Jr. was listed in John Michael Kaercher's household on the 1860 Census at Preston, Fillmore, Minnesota.1
28 July 1870Carrolton, Fillmore, MinnesotaJohn Kaercher Jr. was listed in John Michael Kaercher's household on the 1870 Census at Carrolton, Fillmore, Minnesota.2
1880Carrolton, Clear Grit, Fillmore, MinnesotaJohn Kaercher Jr. was listed as a son in John Michael Kaercher's household on the 1880 Census at Carrolton, Clear Grit, Fillmore, Minnesota.3

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 6. Dwelling 44.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Roll: M593_3 Page: 181 Image: 644. Dwelling 148.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0619. Sheet 282C.

Aaron Benjamin Kaercher

M, b. 20 January 1860, d. 6 February 1922
Father*John Michael Kaercher b. 1830, d. a 1886
Mother*Barbara Kraemer b. 1831, d. 12 Jan 1865
  • Aaron Benjamin Kaercher was born on 20 January 1860 at Preston, Fillmore, Minnesota.
  • He was the son of John Michael Kaercher and Barbara Kraemer.
  • Aaron Benjamin Kaercher married Gertrude Martha Johnson, daughter of (?) Johnson, on 20 February 1881 at Clear Grit, Fillmore, Minnesota.
  • Aaron Benjamin Kaercher died on 6 February 1922 at Big Stone, Minnesota, at age 62.
Census DateLocation
18 June 1860Preston, Fillmore, MinnesotaAaron Benjamin Kaercher was listed in John Michael Kaercher's household on the 1860 Census at Preston, Fillmore, Minnesota.1
28 July 1870Carrolton, Fillmore, MinnesotaAaron Benjamin Kaercher was listed in John Michael Kaercher's household on the 1870 Census at Carrolton, Fillmore, Minnesota.2
1880Carrolton, Clear Grit, Fillmore, MinnesotaAaron Benjamin Kaercher was listed as a son in John Michael Kaercher's household on the 1880 Census at Carrolton, Clear Grit, Fillmore, Minnesota.3
1 June 1900Yellow Bank, Lac Qui Parle, MinnesotaAaron Benjamin Kaercher was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Yellow Bank, Lac Qui Parle, Minnesota.4
16 January 1920Ortonville, Big Stone, MinnesotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Ortonville, Big Stone, Minnesota, living between Roscoe and John Kaercher.5
     Aaron Benjamin Kaercher purchased land on 25 October 1888 at Township 121N Range 46W, Minnesota, Section 16, Land Office Benson, Total Acres 158.5; Document Number 1828. Circa 1898 A. B. Kaercher is an attorney of Ortonville, Minnesota. He was born at Preston, Fillmore County, Minnesota, on January 20, 1860. His father, John Kaercher, was engaged in the milling business at Preston. Mr. Kaercher, senior, was a native of Strassburg, but was brought to Canada by his parents when an infant. He was left an orphan at an early age, and was thrown largely upon his own resources, and achieved a large measure of success entirely through his own industry, ability and indomitable will. He came to Fillmore County when a young man and laid out the village of Preston, building the flour mills at that place, and at the age of twenty-five was one of the most prominent business men in Southern Minnesota. He now resides near South Bend, Washington. His wife was Barbara Kraemer, who was also a native of Strassburg. Mrs. Kaercher died January 12, 1865, at Preston. Aaron was one of six children. His early education was limited. He attended the graded schools at Preston until fifteen years of age when he entered his father's office as bookkeeper. After three years he went into the mill as apprentice and learned the trade, and when nineteen took charge of the flouring mill at Kendallville, Iowa. Later he returned to Minnesota, and in 1881 went with his father to Big Stone City, Dakota. Within a short time they began the erection of a mill at Ortonville, Minnesota, and a few years later entered upon the project of dredging a canal to connect Big Stone Lake with Lake Traverse. After expending sixty-five thousand dollars and not receiving the assistance promised, they found the undertaking beyond their means and were obliged to abandon the scheme for a time. In 1884 Mr. Kaercher began the study of law and pursued it at leisure moments until 1890, when he was admitted to the bar. He at once moved to Browns Valley and formed a law partnership with A. S. Crossfield. In the political campaign of that year Mr. Kaercher took a very active part, and to further his efforts he established a newspaper, "The Traverse County Times," published at Wheaton. This adventure was followed a few years after by the establishment of the Big Stone County Journal at Ortonville, which he controlled. page 263.
Mr. Kaercher's political affiliations have always been with the Republican party, though he has been independent in his ideas. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. and the Knights of Pythias. On February 20, 1881, he was married to Gertrude Martha Johnson, at Clear Grit, Fillmore County, Minnesota. Miss Johnson's father was a Methodist minister and a native of the Isle of Man. They have eight children, Rubin Aaron, Mabel Gertrude, John Michael, Grace Fayette, Roscoe Conklin, Lemuel Amerman, Belva Lorraine and Cecil Edison. Mr. Kaercher is of a determined, energetic and aggressive disposition, at the same time being cool and deliberate in action. At the age of sixteen he had charge of important business affairs and managed them successfully, giving evidence of the practical business ability which has since been made much more prominent. He is still a young man and is regarded by his friends as having an excellent future before him.6

Children of Aaron Benjamin Kaercher and Gertrude Martha Johnson

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 6. Dwelling 44.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Roll: M593_3 Page: 181 Image: 644. Dwelling 148.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0619. Sheet 282C.
  4. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED132. Dwelling 8.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED7. Dwelling 98.
  6. [S337] Ancestry.com, Naturalization Index, p.263-264.

Anna Mariah Hanson

F, b. circa 1851
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna Mariah Hanson was also known as Annie.
Married Name28 September 1876As of 28 September 1876,her married name was Kaercher.
Census DateLocation
1880Carrolton, Clear Grit, Fillmore, MinnesotaAnna Mariah Hanson was listed as wife in John Michael Kaercher's household on the 1880 Census at Carrolton, Clear Grit, Fillmore, Minnesota.1

Children of Anna Mariah Hanson and John Michael Kaercher

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0619. Sheet 282C.

Edna I. Kaercher

F, b. 1879, d. circa 1895
Father*John Michael Kaercher b. 1830, d. a 1886
Mother*Anna Mariah Hanson b. c 1851
Census DateLocation
1880Carrolton, Clear Grit, Fillmore, MinnesotaEdna I. Kaercher was listed as a daughter in John Michael Kaercher's household on the 1880 Census at Carrolton, Clear Grit, Fillmore, Minnesota.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0619. Sheet 282C.

John Lee

M, b. 2 August 1839, d. after 1915
  • John Lee was born on 2 August 1839 at County Meath, Ireland, also reported as Aug 1844.
  • He married Katherine J. Hogan on 29 November 1872 at Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • John Lee died after 1915.
Census DateLocation
June 1880Minneapolis, Hennepin, MinnesotaJohn Lee was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota.1
11 June 1900Minneapolis Ward 4, Hennepin, MinnesotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Minneapolis Ward 4, Hennepin, Minnesota.2
     In 1915 at Minnesota History and Biography article.

Children of John Lee and Katherine J. Hogan

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0622. Sheet 467D.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED47. Dwelling 70.

Katherine J. Hogan

F, b. January 1853, d. after June 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationKatherine J. Hogan was also known as Kate.
Name VariationKatherine J. Hogan was also known as Katie.
Married Name29 November 1872As of 29 November 1872,her married name was Lee.
  • Katherine J. Hogan was born in January 1853 at Rhode Island.
  • She married John Lee on 29 November 1872 at Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Katherine J. Hogan died after June 1900.
Census DateLocation
June 1880Minneapolis, Hennepin, MinnesotaKatherine J. Hogan was listed as wife in John Lee's household on the 1880 Census at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota.1
11 June 1900Minneapolis Ward 4, Hennepin, MinnesotaKatherine J. Hogan was listed as wife in John Lee's household on the 1900 Census at Minneapolis Ward 4, Hennepin, Minnesota.2
     Katherine J. Hogan had 4 with 4 living in 1900 children.

Children of Katherine J. Hogan and John Lee

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0622. Sheet 467D.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED47. Dwelling 70.

Dr. John W. Lee Jr.

M, b. April 1878
Father*John Lee b. 2 Aug 1839, d. a 1915
Mother*Katherine J. Hogan b. Jan 1853, d. a Jun 1900
Census DateLocation
June 1880Minneapolis, Hennepin, MinnesotaDr. John W. Lee Jr. was listed as a son in John Lee's household on the 1880 Census at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota.1
11 June 1900Minneapolis Ward 4, Hennepin, MinnesotaDr. John W. Lee Jr. was listed as a son in John Lee's household on the 1900 Census at Minneapolis Ward 4, Hennepin, Minnesota.2

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0622. Sheet 467D.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED47. Dwelling 70.

James Edward Lee

M, b. April 1880
Father*John Lee b. 2 Aug 1839, d. a 1915
Mother*Katherine J. Hogan b. Jan 1853, d. a Jun 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJames Edward Lee was also known as Edward James.
Census DateLocation
June 1880Minneapolis, Hennepin, MinnesotaJames Edward Lee was listed as a son in John Lee's household on the 1880 Census at Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota.1
11 June 1900Minneapolis Ward 4, Hennepin, MinnesotaJames Edward Lee was listed as a son in John Lee's household on the 1900 Census at Minneapolis Ward 4, Hennepin, Minnesota.2

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0622. Sheet 467D.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED47. Dwelling 70.

Anna (?)

F, b. circa 1894
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Cromeenes.
Census DateLocation
5 January 1920Logan, Pope, IllinoisAnna (?) was listed as wife in Benjamin Cyrus Cromeenes's household on the 1920 Census at Logan, Pope, Illinois.1

Child of Anna (?) and Benjamin Cyrus Cromeenes

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED105. Dwelling 9.

Hanna Cromeenes

F, b. circa 1917
Father*Benjamin Cyrus Cromeenes b. 4 Aug 1892
Mother*Anna (?) b. c 1894
Census DateLocation
5 January 1920Logan, Pope, IllinoisHanna Cromeenes was listed as a daughter in Benjamin Cyrus Cromeenes's household on the 1920 Census at Logan, Pope, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED105. Dwelling 9.

Lester Cromeenes

M, b. circa 1902
Father*Ulysus S. Cromeenes b. Mar 1873, d. 10 Jul 1930
Mother*Effie Murphy b. Aug 1887
Census DateLocation
5 January 1920Logan, Pope, IllinoisLester Cromeenes was listed as a son in Ulysus S. Cromeenes's household on the 1920 Census at Logan, Pope, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED105. Dwelling 46.

Otece Cromeenes

M, b. circa 1905
Father*Ulysus S. Cromeenes b. Mar 1873, d. 10 Jul 1930
Mother*Effie Murphy b. Aug 1887
Census DateLocation
5 January 1920Logan, Pope, IllinoisOtece Cromeenes was listed as a son in Ulysus S. Cromeenes's household on the 1920 Census at Logan, Pope, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED105. Dwelling 46.

Pearl Cromeenes

F, b. circa 1913
Father*Ulysus S. Cromeenes b. Mar 1873, d. 10 Jul 1930
Mother*Effie Murphy b. Aug 1887
Census DateLocation
5 January 1920Logan, Pope, IllinoisPearl Cromeenes was listed as a daughter in Ulysus S. Cromeenes's household on the 1920 Census at Logan, Pope, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED105. Dwelling 46.

Alice Cromeenes

F, b. circa 1915
Father*Ulysus S. Cromeenes b. Mar 1873, d. 10 Jul 1930
Mother*Effie Murphy b. Aug 1887
Census DateLocation
5 January 1920Logan, Pope, IllinoisAlice Cromeenes was listed as a daughter in Ulysus S. Cromeenes's household on the 1920 Census at Logan, Pope, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED105. Dwelling 46.

Theophilus Scott

M, b. circa 1847
  • Theophilus Scott married Sarah A. (?).
  • Theophilus Scott was born circa 1847 at Illinois.
Census DateLocation
19 January 1920Columbus, Pope, IllinoisTheophilus Scott was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Columbus, Pope, Illinois.1
7 April 1930Golconda, Pope, IllinoisHe was listed as father in James Ready Scott's household on the 1930 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.2

Child of Theophilus Scott and Sarah A. (?)

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED99. Dwelling 145.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED76-6. Dwelling 55.

Sarah A. (?)

F, b. circa 1857, d. before 1930
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Scott.
  • Sarah A. (?) married Theophilus Scott.
  • Sarah A. (?) was born circa 1857 at Tennessee.
  • She died before 1930.
Census DateLocation
19 January 1920Columbus, Pope, IllinoisSarah A. (?) was listed as wife in Theophilus Scott's household on the 1920 Census at Columbus, Pope, Illinois.1

Child of Sarah A. (?) and Theophilus Scott

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED99. Dwelling 145.

Helen May Leech

F, b. circa 1875, d. 11 February 1956
Father*Joseph W. Leech b. Dec 1846, d. a Jan 1920
Mother*Alice C. Bentley b. c 1853, d. b 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHelen May Leech was also known as .
Name VariationHelen May Leech was also known as Nelly M.
Name VariationHelen May Leech was also known as Nellie M. F.
Married Namecirca 1898As of circa 1898,her married name was Kane.
Census DateLocation
1880Benton, Benton, IowaHelen May Leech was listed as a daughter in Joseph W. Leech's household on the 1880 Census at Benton, Benton, Iowa.1
20 April 1910Chamberlain Ward 1, Brule, South DakotaHelen May Leech was listed as wife in William Francis Kane's household on the 1910 Census at Chamberlain Ward 1, Brule, South Dakota.2
5 April 1930Chamberlain, Brule, South DakotaHelen May Leech was listed as wife in William Francis Kane's household on the 1930 Census at Chamberlain, Brule, South Dakota.3
     Helen May Leech had 5 with 4 living in 1910 children.

Children of Helen May Leech and William Francis Kane

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0326 Page Number 91A.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED72. Dwelling 65.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED8-3. Dwelling 56.
  4. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota, File Date: September 17, 1941 (unknown file date).
  5. [S9] South Dakota, South Dakota Birth Records South Dakota, State File Number: 556564 (unknown file date).

Margaret Kane

F, b. circa 1909
Father*William Francis Kane b. 10 May 1865, d. 26 Apr 1939
Mother*Helen May Leech b. c 1875, d. 11 Feb 1956
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMargaret Kane was also known as Frances.
Census DateLocation
20 April 1910Chamberlain Ward 1, Brule, South DakotaMargaret Kane was listed as a daughter in William Francis Kane's household on the 1910 Census at Chamberlain Ward 1, Brule, South Dakota.1
5 April 1930Chamberlain, Brule, South DakotaMargaret Kane was listed as a daughter in William Francis Kane's household on the 1930 Census at Chamberlain, Brule, South Dakota.2

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED72. Dwelling 65.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED8-3. Dwelling 56.

Harry Kane

M, b. circa 1905
Father*William Francis Kane b. 10 May 1865, d. 26 Apr 1939
Mother*Helen May Leech b. c 1875, d. 11 Feb 1956
Census DateLocation
20 April 1910Chamberlain Ward 1, Brule, South DakotaHarry Kane was listed as a son in William Francis Kane's household on the 1910 Census at Chamberlain Ward 1, Brule, South Dakota.1
5 April 1930Chamberlain, Brule, South DakotaHarry Kane was listed as a son in William Francis Kane's household on the 1930 Census at Chamberlain, Brule, South Dakota.2

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED72. Dwelling 65.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED8-3. Dwelling 56.

Laurence Hans Petersen

M, b. 31 January 1884, d. 30 August 1978
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLaurence Hans Petersen was also known as Peterson.
Name VariationLaurence Hans Petersen was also known as Lawrence Hans.
Census DateLocation
28 April 1910Baraboo Ward 2, Sauk, WisconsinLaurence Hans Petersen was listed as a roomer with the Thomas O. Edwards family on the 1910 Census at Baraboo Ward 2, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
28 January 1920Delton, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Delton, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
4 April 1930Delton, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Delton, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
1940Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.4
     Laurence Hans Petersen obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin; last benefit Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin. On 11 September 1918 at Sauk, Wisconsin, WWI Draft Registration.
Peterson, Lawrence H - World War I Draft Registration Card

Children of Laurence Hans Petersen and Della Melissa Bethke

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED108. Dwelling 362.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED162. Dwelling 183.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-10. Dwelling 15.
  4. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4523; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 56-12.

Della Melissa Bethke

F, b. 21 June 1890, d. 5 August 1958
Father*Charles E. Bethke b. c 1863, d. b 1920
Mother*Emma Stevens b. 29 Jul 1862, d. 2 Oct 1939
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name10 September 1910As of 10 September 1910,her married name was Peterson.
Married Name10 September 1910As of 10 September 1910,her married name was Petersen.
  • Della Melissa Bethke was born on 21 June 1890 at Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Charles E. Bethke and Emma Stevens.
  • Della Melissa Bethke married Laurence Hans Petersen on 10 September 1910.
  • Della Melissa Bethke died on 5 August 1958 at age 68.
Census DateLocation
1900Baraboo Ward 1, Sauk, WisconsinDella Melissa Bethke was listed as a daughter in Emma Stevens's household on the 1900 Census at Baraboo Ward 1, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1910Baraboo Ward 1, Sauk, WisconsinDella Melissa Bethke was listed as a daughter in Emma Stevens's household on the 1910 Census at Baraboo Ward 1, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
28 January 1920Delton, Sauk, WisconsinDella Melissa Bethke was listed as wife in Laurence Hans Petersen's household on the 1920 Census at Delton, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
4 April 1930Delton, Sauk, WisconsinDella Melissa Bethke was listed as wife in Laurence Hans Petersen's household on the 1930 Census at Delton, Sauk, Wisconsin.4
1940Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinDella Melissa Bethke was listed as wife in Laurence Hans Petersen's household on the 1940 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.5

Children of Della Melissa Bethke and Laurence Hans Petersen

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Baraboo Ward 1, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1816; Page: 20A; Enumeration District: 125.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Baraboo Ward 1, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1736; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0105; Image: 637; FHL Number: 1375749.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED162. Dwelling 183.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-10. Dwelling 15.
  5. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4523; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 56-12.

Virginia M. Peterson

F, b. 18 May 1918, d. 19 May 1990
Father*Laurence Hans Petersen b. 31 Jan 1884, d. 30 Aug 1978
Mother*Della Melissa Bethke b. 21 Jun 1890, d. 5 Aug 1958
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name20 July 1947As of 20 July 1947,her married name was Garske.
Census DateLocation
28 January 1920Delton, Sauk, WisconsinVirginia M. Peterson was listed as a daughter in Laurence Hans Petersen's household on the 1920 Census at Delton, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
4 April 1930Delton, Sauk, WisconsinVirginia M. Peterson was listed as a daughter in Laurence Hans Petersen's household on the 1930 Census at Delton, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED162. Dwelling 183.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-10. Dwelling 15.

Edward Harold Peterson

M, b. 20 June 1920, d. April 1985
Father*Laurence Hans Petersen b. 31 Jan 1884, d. 30 Aug 1978
Mother*Della Melissa Bethke b. 21 Jun 1890, d. 5 Aug 1958
Census DateLocation
4 April 1930Delton, Sauk, WisconsinEdward Harold Peterson was listed as a son in Laurence Hans Petersen's household on the 1930 Census at Delton, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1940Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinEdward Harold Peterson was listed as a son in Laurence Hans Petersen's household on the 1940 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-10. Dwelling 15.
  2. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4523; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 56-12.

Harlan James Peterson

M, b. circa 1923
Father*Laurence Hans Petersen b. 31 Jan 1884, d. 30 Aug 1978
Mother*Della Melissa Bethke b. 21 Jun 1890, d. 5 Aug 1958
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHarlan James Peterson was also known as Harland.
Census DateLocation
4 April 1930Delton, Sauk, WisconsinHarlan James Peterson was listed as a son in Laurence Hans Petersen's household on the 1930 Census at Delton, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1940Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinHarlan James Peterson was listed as a son in Laurence Hans Petersen's household on the 1940 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
     Harlan James Peterson lived in 2006 at Madison, Dane, Wisconsin.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-10. Dwelling 15.
  2. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4523; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 56-12.

Evelyn Jean Peterson

F, b. 22 January 1928, d. 20 April 1978
Father*Laurence Hans Petersen b. 31 Jan 1884, d. 30 Aug 1978
Mother*Della Melissa Bethke b. 21 Jun 1890, d. 5 Aug 1958
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name12 April 1947As of 12 April 1947,her married name was Carlin.
Census DateLocation
4 April 1930Delton, Sauk, WisconsinEvelyn Jean Peterson was listed as a daughter in Laurence Hans Petersen's household on the 1930 Census at Delton, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1940Excelsior, Sauk, WisconsinEvelyn Jean Peterson was listed as a daughter in Laurence Hans Petersen's household on the 1940 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-10. Dwelling 15.
  2. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4523; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 56-12.

Laura Emma Peterson

F, b. 3 August 1911, d. 17 March 1970
Father*Laurence Hans Petersen b. 31 Jan 1884, d. 30 Aug 1978
Mother*Della Melissa Bethke b. 21 Jun 1890, d. 5 Aug 1958
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name20 September 1936As of 20 September 1936,her married name was Whaples.
Census DateLocation
28 January 1920Delton, Sauk, WisconsinLaura Emma Peterson was listed as a daughter in Laurence Hans Petersen's household on the 1920 Census at Delton, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
2 April 1940Kewanee, Henry, IllinoisLaura Emma Peterson was listed as wife in Robert Bruce Whaples's household on the 1940 Census at Kewanee, Henry, Illinois.2
     Laura Emma Peterson lived in 1935 at Wisconsin Dells, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED162. Dwelling 183.
  2. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Kewanee, Henry, Illinois; Roll: T627_812; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 37-42.

Dorothy M. Peterson

F, b. 1915, d. 1923
Father*Laurence Hans Petersen b. 31 Jan 1884, d. 30 Aug 1978
Mother*Della Melissa Bethke b. 21 Jun 1890, d. 5 Aug 1958
Census DateLocation
28 January 1920Delton, Sauk, WisconsinDorothy M. Peterson was listed as a daughter in Laurence Hans Petersen's household on the 1920 Census at Delton, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED162. Dwelling 183.

Silas James Seymour

M, b. 21 February 1824, d. 25 April 1899
Father*James Seymour b. 6 Nov 1797
Mother*Susan Ostrander b. 3 Mar 1799
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationSilas James Seymour was also known as S. J.
  • Silas James Seymour was born on 21 February 1824 at Pompey, Onondaga, New York, also reported as 2 Feb 1824.
  • He was the son of James Seymour and Susan Ostrander.
  • Silas James Seymour married Mary Ann Conine, daughter of Derrick Conine and Abigail Bates, on 23 September 1851 at New York.
  • Silas James Seymour died on 25 April 1899 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 75 also reported as 24 Apr 1899.
  • He was buried after 25 April 1899 at Greenwood Cemetery, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, 75y 2m 3d.1
Census DateLocation
31 July 1860Winfield and Dellona, Sauk, WisconsinSilas James Seymour was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Winfield and Dellona, Sauk, Wisconsin, also includes E. Seymour, age 20 born in New York.2
5 July 1870Dellona, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Dellona, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
1880Dellona, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Dellona, Sauk, Wisconsin.4
     Hon. Silas James SEYMOUR, deceased, whose death occurred at Reedsburg [Sauk County, WI], 25 Apr 1899, was one of the most conspicuous pioneers of Sauk County, WI. During his residence there of half a century, he had been identified with many events of the utmost interest and importance to its people and fully merited the confidence which was unanimously reposed in him. Mr. SEYMOUR was born at Pompey, Onondaga County, NY, 21 Feb 1824. He was a son of James and Susan (OSTRANDER) SEYMOUR, and sprang from a family which has always been distinguished for the patriotic spirit of its members and their devotion to principles of integrity and honor. His grandfather, Zadoc SEYMOUR, was born near Hartford [Hartford County], CT. While a boy Zadoc SEYMOUR was bound out to a farmer in the neighborhood. Before reaching his majority, however, his father cancelled his indentures, whereupon he enlisted in the Continental army, being one of the first to do so, and spent six or seven years in the service. He went through the terrible winter at Valley Forge and saw much other hard service under the immediate command of George Washington. About 1798 he settled at Pompey [Onondaga County], NY, where he died about 1844, at the age of 88 years. He was a conscientious member of the Presbyterian church. His wife, Naomi MUNGER, was born in VT and died some years earlier than her husband, attaining the age of 75 years. They reared a family of five sons and five daughters, in which James was the third son and sixth child. He was born in Chenango County, NY, and lived for some years in Genesee County. He died at Covington, Wyoming County, NY, reaching the age of nearly 60 years. He was a devout member of the Congregational church and a public-spirited citizen. In early life he was a Democrat but became an Abolitionist when that question began to be agitited. His wife, who was born at Pompey [Onondaga County, NY], died about three years before her husband. Her father, Peter OSTRANDER, who was of Dutch lineage, came from Essex County, NY, and was one of the founders of the town of Pompey. His wife, Clarissa, was a native of CT. It is related as a curious coincidence, that at the time of their marriage this lady could not speak a word of Dutch nor her husband a word of English. One of their sons, Rev. Jared F. OSTRANDER, a Congregational minister, was one of the pioneers of WI, settling at Aztalan, Jefferson County, in 1836. He never accepted any remuneration [p 235] for his professional services, thereby demonstrating his disinterested zeal in the cause of Christianity. Silas James SEYMOUR, whose name heads this article, left home at the age of 14 years and was employed about two years on the Wabash and Erie canal in western OH, but as he suffered much from fever and ague, he returned to NY. Up to this time he had attended school but six weeks, but he now determined to obtain a better education and spent the two winters at school at Covington and Pompey. He then began teaching and spent several winters in that way, attending school in summer. While teaching at Manlius [Onondaga County], NY, he began using the "word method," since adopted by the most progressive teachers generally. This is the first instance known of the use of that method of instruction. In 1849 he determined to seek a home in the wilds of WI, and came to Sauk County to locate a claim. Walking from Madison to Reedsburg, he selected a farm in the present town of Dellona and continued on foot as far as the U. S. land office at Mineral Point to enter the same. At that time there were but five dwellings in Reedsburg [Sauk County, WI]. These were built of logs and shingled with bark. There was one other house between that place and his farm. This farm he cultivated until 1892, when he became a resident of Reedsburg. He was a practical land surveyor and for 40 years did more or less work in that line. When the Milwaukee & LaCrosse railroad was projected in that vicinity, like many of his neighbors, Mr. SEYMOUR mortgaged his farm to assist in promoting the enterprise. While the result of this action was not as disastrous to him as to many others, he took an active interest in trying to secure some relief for the sufferers and was appointed by Governor Smith one of the commissioners to dispose of certain lands, peviously in possession of the railroad company, for the benefit of mortgagers and labored diligently for several years to secure the best possible results from this fund. He was married 23 Sep 1851 to Mary Ann CONINE, daughter of Derrick and Abigail (BATES) CONINE. This lady, who still survives, was born in the town of Windom, Greene County, NY. Five children blessed their union, all of whom enjoyed exceptional educational advantages: (1) Ellen Augusta, who was engaged in teaching for several years, was born 19 Jul 1852, and died 25 Nov 1880; (2) Ida Jane, born 02 Mar 1855, died 27 Apr 1876; (3) Merton Eugene, a prominent farmer of the town of Dellona [Sauk County, WI]; (4) Walter Frederick, who is a graduate of WI University and of Chicago Medical College, is now a medical missionary in China; and (5) Arthur Romeyn, is an instructor of French at WI University, of which he is an alumnus. Mr SEYMOUR was a leading member of the Methodist church for a number of years. Before the organization of the Republican party he began to advocate its principles. He filled all the principal offices of the town of Dellona and served two terms in the WI assembly in 1876 and 1877. While a member of that body he introduced a bill providing for the establishment of the state board of health and labored diligently to secure its passage. The wisdom of this measure has since been repeatedly demonstrated. He was an active member of the Reedsburg Old Settlers' Association and his presence will be greatly missed at its annual gatherings. Possibly the first of eastern settlers to come to Dellona was Silas James SEYMOUR. He was a native of Pompeon, N.Y., his parents being James and Susan (OSTRANDER) SEYMOUR. In May 1849, leaving the civilization of the East behind, he came to Fort Atkinson where he had an uncle living. From there he set out for the Baraboo Valley and reached Portage, or as it was then known, Fort Winnebago. From there he was able to command a view far across the great reaches of eastern Sauk County, and selected a row of tall pines far in the distance, as his destination. (These were the pines which grew on the bluff known later as Pine Knob, northeast of the SEYMOUR farm.) Duly arriving in the vicinity he went to the house of Patrick MULLIGAN where he took his first meal in Sauk County. After searching several days in Winfield, on Babb's Prairie, and in Dellona for a desirable location, he selected land in Glen Valley, and departed for Mineral Point to enter same.
While enroute he was thrown in contact with a gentleman riding overland horseback to enter land for some speculators. Reaching their destination together, Mr. SEYMOUR went immediately to the land warden's office where he entered his claim, while his mounted companion went to a tavern to dispose of his horse. A few minutes later, the latter entered the office and stating the description of his desired locations, mentioned first the identical tract that the warden had just written a grant for in favor of Silas J. SEYMOUR. Which proves it better sometimes to be afoot than horseback!
Mr. SEYMOUR spent the winter of '49-50 in a log shack six by eight feet, east of the present boundary of the farm, but from an old letter, it is evident that he started to build upon the present homestead that same fall. In the spring of 1851 he went back to New York and married, returning to Dellona with his bride in August, of that year His wife's maiden name was Mary Ann CONINE, and she will be remembered as a woman of considerable learning.
Mr. and Mrs. SEYMOUR were the parents of five children: Ellen Augusta; Ida Jane; Merton Eugene, married Blanche JEFFRIS of Baraboo, and occupied the homestead, where he still resides; Walter F., who became a Presbyterian Medical Missionary and spent thirty-five years in China, where he was shot during the Revolution of 1928; Arthur, who is a noted scholar and at the present time at the head of the foreign language department of the Woman's State College, Tallahassee, Florida.

Children of Silas James Seymour and Mary Ann Conine

Citations

  1. [S214] Wisconsin Sauk Co Cemetery Records Vol 9, page 35.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 125. Dwelling 1034.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 11. Dwelling 77.
  4. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446. Sheet 63B.

Mary Ann Conine

F, b. 9 August 1827, d. 17 April 1909
Father*Derrick Conine
Mother*Abigail Bates
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name23 September 1851As of 23 September 1851,her married name was Seymour.
  • Mary Ann Conine was born on 9 August 1827 at Windom, Green, New York.
  • She was the daughter of Derrick Conine and Abigail Bates.
  • Mary Ann Conine married Silas James Seymour, son of James Seymour and Susan Ostrander, on 23 September 1851 at New York.
  • Mary Ann Conine died on 17 April 1909 at age 81 also reported as 07 Apr 1907.
  • She was buried after 17 April 1909 at Greenwood Cemetery, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, 81y 8m 8d.1
Census DateLocation
31 July 1860Winfield and Dellona, Sauk, WisconsinMary Ann Conine was listed in Silas James Seymour's household on the 1860 Census at Winfield and Dellona, Sauk, Wisconsin; also includes E. Seymour, age 20 born in New York.2
5 July 1870Dellona, Sauk, WisconsinMary Ann Conine was listed as wife in Silas James Seymour's household on the 1870 Census at Dellona, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
1880Dellona, Sauk, WisconsinMary Ann Conine was listed as wife in Silas James Seymour's household on the 1880 Census at Dellona, Sauk, Wisconsin.4

Children of Mary Ann Conine and Silas James Seymour

Citations

  1. [S214] Wisconsin Sauk Co Cemetery Records Vol 9, page 35.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 125. Dwelling 1034.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 11. Dwelling 77.
  4. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446. Sheet 63B.

Ellen Augusta Seymour

F, b. 19 July 1852, d. 25 November 1880
Father*Silas James Seymour b. 21 Feb 1824, d. 25 Apr 1899
Mother*Mary Ann Conine b. 9 Aug 1827, d. 17 Apr 1909
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEllen Augusta Seymour was also known as Ella.
  • Ellen Augusta Seymour was born on 19 July 1852 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Silas James Seymour and Mary Ann Conine.
  • Ellen Augusta Seymour died on 25 November 1880 at age 28.
  • She was buried after 25 November 1880 at Greenwood Cemetery, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, 28y 4m 6d.1
Census DateLocation
31 July 1860Winfield and Dellona, Sauk, WisconsinEllen Augusta Seymour was listed in Silas James Seymour's household on the 1860 Census at Winfield and Dellona, Sauk, Wisconsin; also includes E. Seymour, age 20 born in New York.2
5 July 1870Dellona, Sauk, WisconsinEllen Augusta Seymour was listed in Silas James Seymour's household on the 1870 Census at Dellona, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
1880Dellona, Sauk, WisconsinEllen Augusta Seymour was listed as a daughter in Silas James Seymour's household on the 1880 Census at Dellona, Sauk, Wisconsin.4

Citations

  1. [S214] Wisconsin Sauk Co Cemetery Records Vol 9, page 35.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 125. Dwelling 1034.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 11. Dwelling 77.
  4. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446. Sheet 63B.