Dorthea M. Cavanaugh

F, b. 4 July 1918, d. 20 November 2010
Father*Edward William Cavanaugh b. 11 Feb 1875, d. Jan 1964
Mother*Margaret Anne Vannatta b. 17 Aug 1881, d. 27 Jun 1948
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDorthea M. Cavanaugh was also known as Dorothy M.
Married Name4 January 1945As of 4 January 1945,her married name was Taylor.
  • Dorthea M. Cavanaugh was born on 4 July 1918 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Edward William Cavanaugh and Margaret Anne Vannatta.
  • Dorthea M. Cavanaugh married James Arthur Taylor on 4 January 1945.
  • Dorthea M. Cavanaugh died on 20 November 2010 at age 92 Dorothy M. Taylor, age 92, of Lancaster, died Saturday, November 20, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, IA. She was born July 4, 1918; the daughter of Edward and Margaret (Van Natta) Cavanaugh.

    Dorothy graduated from Platteville High School and then attended Bayless Business College in Dubuque, IA. She married James Arthur Taylor on January 4, 1945. Together they farmed in the Potosi area for many years. Dorothy was a member of Davies Memorial United Church of Christ in Potosi. She loved her family and extended families. The family get-togethers were very special to her. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and visiting with her many friends and family. Dorothy will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

    Surviving is her daughter, Margaret (John) Clauer, Lancaster; six grandchildren: Bruce and Jane Clauer, Lancaster; Brian and Sue Clauer, Bagley; Brenda and Dan Reynolds, Potosi; Linda and Greg Stanek, LaValle; Kevin Clauer, Lancaster; and Lisa and Kerry Zenz, Blue Mounds; 16 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great grandchildren; two nephews: Don Wolf and Ervin Schmitz; a niece, Dianne Thorpe; and an sister-in-law, Gertrude Gertie Taylor.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur, on March 14, 2000; her sisters: Velma Schmitz and Edna Wolf; and a nephew and a niece.

    Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster with Pastor Marilyn Hendricks officiating. Burial was in Van Buren Cemetery, Potosi. Family and friends called from 3:00 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at the Schwartz Funeral Home and after 12:00 noon on Wednesday. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Dorothy M. Taylor memorial fund has been established.
Census DateLocation
9 February 1920Harrison, Grant, WisconsinDorthea M. Cavanaugh was listed as a daughter in Edward William Cavanaugh's household on the 1920 Census at Harrison, Grant, Wisconsin.1
11 April 1930Harrison, Grant, WisconsinDorthea M. Cavanaugh was listed as a daughter in Edward William Cavanaugh's household on the 1930 Census at Harrison, Grant, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED103. Sheet 6A.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED22-17. Dwelling 68.

James Bradbury Edge

M, b. 30 January 1887, d. 23 January 1970
Father*William Edge b. Jun 1856, d. a 1910
Mother*Sarah E. McKnight b. Nov 1856, d. a 1910
Census DateLocation
2 January 1920Harrison, Grant, WisconsinJames Bradbury Edge was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Harrison, Grant, Wisconsin.1
16 April 1930Harrison, Grant, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Harrison, Grant, Wisconsin, also living with them was Melvin M. Edge, a 23 year old relative..2

Children of James Bradbury Edge and Harriet Mildred Vannatta

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED103. Dwelling 27.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED22-17. Dwelling 92.

Silas William Edge

M, b. 6 December 1907, d. 10 June 1982
Father*James Bradbury Edge b. 30 Jan 1887, d. 23 Jan 1970
Mother*Harriet Mildred Vannatta b. Jul 1888, d. Oct 1967
Census DateLocation
2 January 1920Harrison, Grant, WisconsinSilas William Edge was listed as a son in James Bradbury Edge's household on the 1920 Census at Harrison, Grant, Wisconsin.1
5 April 1930Wrightstown, Brown, WisconsinSilas William Edge was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Wrightstown, Brown, Wisconsin.2
     Silas William Edge obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Cassville, Grant, Wisconsin.

Children of Silas William Edge and Margaret Ida Penniston

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED103. Dwelling 27.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Wrightstown, Brown, Wisconsin; Roll: 2562; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 59; Image: 1084.0.

Mabel A. Edge

F, b. circa 1913
Father*James Bradbury Edge b. 30 Jan 1887, d. 23 Jan 1970
Mother*Harriet Mildred Vannatta b. Jul 1888, d. Oct 1967
Census DateLocation
2 January 1920Harrison, Grant, WisconsinMabel A. Edge was listed as a daughter in James Bradbury Edge's household on the 1920 Census at Harrison, Grant, Wisconsin.1
16 April 1930Harrison, Grant, WisconsinMabel A. Edge was listed as a daughter in James Bradbury Edge's household on the 1930 Census at Harrison, Grant, Wisconsin; also living with them was Melvin M. Edge, a 23 year old relative.2

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED103. Dwelling 27.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED22-17. Dwelling 92.

Helen M. Edge

F, b. December 1914
Father*James Bradbury Edge b. 30 Jan 1887, d. 23 Jan 1970
Mother*Harriet Mildred Vannatta b. Jul 1888, d. Oct 1967
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Oehrlein.
Census DateLocation
2 January 1920Harrison, Grant, WisconsinHelen M. Edge was listed as a daughter in James Bradbury Edge's household on the 1920 Census at Harrison, Grant, Wisconsin.1
16 April 1930Harrison, Grant, WisconsinHelen M. Edge was listed as a daughter in James Bradbury Edge's household on the 1930 Census at Harrison, Grant, Wisconsin; also living with them was Melvin M. Edge, a 23 year old relative.2

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED103. Dwelling 27.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED22-17. Dwelling 92.

baby boy McClain

M, b. 10 October 1912, d. 15 October 1912
Father*Archibald John McClain b. 2 Apr 1882, d. 15 Nov 1949
Mother*Elizabeth Ida Kreiser b. 24 Jun 1882, d. 4 Apr 1978
  • Baby boy McClain was born on 10 October 1912.
  • He was the son of Archibald John McClain and Elizabeth Ida Kreiser.
  • Baby boy McClain died on 15 October 1912.
  • He was buried after 15 October 1912 at Mt. Zion (Cornelia) Cemetery, Harrison, Grant, Wisconsin.
    baby boy McClain tombstone
    Credit: Larry & Linda Kopet http://www.usgwarchives.net/wi/cemetery/grant-harrisontwp-corneliamtzion.html

Alexander McPherson

M, b. 23 July 1845, d. 17 December 1935
Father*Alexander E. McPherson b. c 1812, d. 1898
Mother*Jane Dalgril b. 5 Oct 1818, d. 6 Jul 1882
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAlexander McPherson was also known as Alex.
  • Alexander McPherson was born on 23 July 1845 at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin, also reported as Jul 1847.
  • He was the son of Alexander E. McPherson and Jane Dalgril.
  • Alexander McPherson married Henrietta Julia McGhan circa 1872 at LeMars, Iowa.
  • Alexander McPherson died on 17 December 1935 at Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin, at age 90 Alexander McPherson obituary.
    Dubuque Telegraph Herald December 18, 1935 - Alexander McPherson obituary
Census DateLocation
27 July 1860Paris, Grant, WisconsinAlexander McPherson was listed in Alexander E. McPherson's household on the 1860 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.1
1880Paris, Grant, WisconsinAlexander McPherson was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.2
28 June 1900Paris, Grant, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.3
2 May 1910Paris, Grant, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.4
1 March 1920Paris Twp, Grant, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Paris Twp, Grant, Wisconsin.5
23 April 1930Platteville, Grant, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin.6
     Alex McPherson, born in Grant county, enlisted when a boy of sixteen in the 43d Wis. V. I., and served until the close of the Rebellion. Returning from the war, he married Miss Henrietta Meighey, and now resides on his farm in the town of Paris. They have a family of nine children, Estella, Alex, John, Arthur, Emaline, Bessie, Maggie, Gertrude, and Etta. On 3 September 1864 Name: Alexander McPherson
Residence: Paris, Wisconsin
Enlistment Date: 3 Sep 1864
Side Served: Union
State Served: Wisconsin
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 3 September 1864.
Enlisted in Company D, 43rd Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 3 Sep 1864.
Mustered Out Company D, 43rd Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 24 Jun 1865 at Nashville, TN.

Children of Alexander McPherson and Henrietta Julia McGhan

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 107. Handwritten number 52.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1427 Sheet 277C.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED47. Dwelling 129.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED39. Dwelling 66.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 118. Sheet 8B. Dwelling 141, 145.
  6. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED22-47. Dwelling 83.

Henrietta Julia McGhan

F, b. 27 May 1855, d. 6 March 1935
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHenrietta Julia McGhan was also known as Meighey.
Name VariationHenrietta Julia McGhan was also known as Meighan.
Name VariationHenrietta Julia McGhan was also known as Henryetta.
Married Namecirca 1872As of circa 1872,her married name was McPherson.
Census DateLocation
1880Paris, Grant, WisconsinHenrietta Julia McGhan was listed as wife in Alexander McPherson's household on the 1880 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.1
28 June 1900Paris, Grant, WisconsinHenrietta Julia McGhan was listed as wife in Alexander McPherson's household on the 1900 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.2
2 May 1910Paris, Grant, WisconsinHenrietta Julia McGhan was listed as wife in Alexander McPherson's household on the 1910 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.3
1 March 1920Paris Twp, Grant, WisconsinHenrietta Julia McGhan was listed as wife in Alexander McPherson's household on the 1920 Census at Paris Twp, Grant, Wisconsin.4
23 April 1930Platteville, Grant, WisconsinHenrietta Julia McGhan was listed as wife in Alexander McPherson's household on the 1930 Census at Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin.5
     Henrietta Julia McGhan had 9 with 8 living in 1910 children.

Children of Henrietta Julia McGhan and Alexander McPherson

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1427 Sheet 277C.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED47. Dwelling 129.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED39. Dwelling 66.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 118. Sheet 8B. Dwelling 141, 145.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED22-47. Dwelling 83.

Alexander McPherson Jr.

M, b. October 1876, d. after July 1970
Father*Alexander McPherson b. 23 Jul 1845, d. 17 Dec 1935
Mother*Henrietta Julia McGhan b. 27 May 1855, d. 6 Mar 1935
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAlexander McPherson Jr. was also known as Al.
Name VariationAlexander McPherson Jr. was also known as Alex.
Census DateLocation
1880Paris, Grant, WisconsinAlexander McPherson Jr. was listed as a son in Alexander McPherson's household on the 1880 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.1
28 June 1900Paris, Grant, WisconsinAlexander McPherson Jr. was listed as a son in Alexander McPherson's household on the 1900 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.2
2 May 1910Paris, Grant, WisconsinAlexander McPherson Jr. was listed as a son in Alexander McPherson's household on the 1910 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.3

Child of Alexander McPherson Jr. and unknown (?)

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1427 Sheet 277C.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED47. Dwelling 129.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED39. Dwelling 66.

Bessie McPherson

F, b. 2 May 1885, d. after 1935
Father*Alexander McPherson b. 23 Jul 1845, d. 17 Dec 1935
Mother*Henrietta Julia McGhan b. 27 May 1855, d. 6 Mar 1935
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Rogers.
Census DateLocation
28 June 1900Paris, Grant, WisconsinBessie McPherson was listed as a daughter in Alexander McPherson's household on the 1900 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED47. Dwelling 129.

Gertrude McPherson

F, b. 5 November 1890, d. 3 August 1966
Father*Alexander McPherson b. 23 Jul 1845, d. 17 Dec 1935
Mother*Henrietta Julia McGhan b. 27 May 1855, d. 6 Mar 1935
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1908As of 1908,her married name was Easter.
Married Name1908As of 1908,her married name was Esser.
Married Nameafter 1910As of after 1910,her married name was Lebben.
Married Namebefore 1935As of before 1935,her married name was Kaune.
  • Gertrude McPherson was born on 5 November 1890 at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin, also reported as Oct 1890.
  • She was the daughter of Alexander McPherson and Henrietta Julia McGhan.
  • Gertrude McPherson married (?) Esser in 1908.
  • Gertrude McPherson married (?) Lebben after 1910.
  • Gertrude McPherson married (?) Kaune before 1935.
  • Gertrude McPherson died on 3 August 1966 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, at age 75.
Census DateLocation
28 June 1900Paris, Grant, WisconsinGertrude McPherson was listed as a daughter in Alexander McPherson's household on the 1900 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.1
2 May 1910Paris, Grant, WisconsinGertrude McPherson was listed as a daughter in Alexander McPherson's household on the 1910 Census at Paris, Grant, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED47. Dwelling 129.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED39. Dwelling 66.

John Michael Kaercher

M, b. 1830, d. after 1886
Father*Michel Kaercher b. c 1787
Mother*Madeleine Magdalena Schweitzer b. 1 Jan 1788
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohn Michael Kaercher was also known as Jean.
  • John Michael Kaercher was born in 1830 at Ingenheim, France, also reported as Strassburg, Prussia.
  • He was the son of Michel Kaercher and Madeleine Magdalena Schweitzer.
  • John Michael Kaercher married Barbara Kraemer before 1852 at his first marriage.
  • John Michael Kaercher married Eliza S. (?) on 12 September 1865.
  • John Michael Kaercher and Eliza S. (?) were divorced before September 1876.
  • John Michael Kaercher married Anna Mariah Hanson on 28 September 1876 at his 3rd marriage, Preston, Fillmore, Minnesota, she was the nanny/housekeeper for John and Eliza.
  • John Michael Kaercher died after 1886.
Census DateLocation
18 June 1860Preston, Fillmore, MinnesotaJohn Michael Kaercher was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Preston, Fillmore, Minnesota.1
28 July 1870Carrolton, Fillmore, MinnesotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Carrolton, Fillmore, Minnesota.2
1880Carrolton, Clear Grit, Fillmore, MinnesotaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Carrolton, Clear Grit, Fillmore, Minnesota.3
     In 1855 A. B. Kaercher has in his possession the Government Patent given in 1855 and signed by Franklin Pierce to his father, John Kaercher, for 160 acres of land in Fillmore County, Minnesota, where John Kaercher founded the Village of Preston, and erected the second flouring mill in the Territory of Minnesota. page 318. In 1855 John Kaercher built the first grist mill in Fillmore County in 1855 and named his colony after his chief millwright, Luther Preston. John Michael Kaercher purchased land on 15 October 1855 at Preston, Fillmore, Minnesota, Section 6 Location NW Acres 158.02.

Children of John Michael Kaercher and Barbara Kraemer

Child of John Michael Kaercher and Eliza S. (?)

Children of John Michael Kaercher and Anna Mariah Hanson

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.

Barbara Kraemer

F, b. 1831, d. 12 January 1865
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1852As of before 1852,her married name was Kaercher.
Census DateLocation
18 June 1860Preston, Fillmore, MinnesotaBarbara Kraemer was listed in John Michael Kaercher's household on the 1860 Census at Preston, Fillmore, Minnesota.1
     Barbara Kraemer purchased land on 15 January 1858 at Preston, Fillmore, Minnesota, Section 6 Location N«NE Acres 80.29.

Children of Barbara Kraemer and John Michael Kaercher

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 6. Dwelling 44.

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).