Charles Elmer Crotchett

M, b. 16 June 1875, d. 5 January 1948
Charles Elmer Crotchett
Charles Elmer Crotchett
     Charles Elmer Crotchett was born at Cass, Missouri, on 16 June 1875. He was the son of Thomas Crotchett and Martha Susan Tanner. Charles Elmer Crotchett married Rosa Dell Felkel, daughter of John Felkel Jr. and Sarah E. Childers, on 13 February 1898 at at the home of her parents, Lena Valley, Lyon, Kansas.1 Charles Elmer Crotchett died on 5 January 1948 at Greenwood, Kansas, at age 72 also reported as 5 Jan 1946.
     Charles Elmer Crotchett was also known as C. E. Charles Elmer Crotchett was also known as Charley. He was listed as a son in Thomas Crotchett's household on the 1880 Census at Middle Creek, Miami, Kansas.2 Charles Elmer Crotchett appeared on the census of 1 March 1885 in the household of Thomas Crotchett at Elmerdaro, Lyon, Kansas. Charles Elmer Crotchett was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Elmerdaro, Lyon, Kansas; living next door to Sarah E. Felkel.3 He appeared on the census of 1915 at Shell Rock, Greenwood, Kansas, living next to Fred Austin.
Father*Thomas Crotchett b. 20 Mar 1833, d. 7 Apr 1913
Mother*Martha Susan Tanner b. 20 Apr 1838, d. 11 Feb 1905

Child of Charles Elmer Crotchett and Rosa Dell Felkel

Citations

  1. [S1] AR
    "She personally got the information on the Mercer family from Naomi Mercer Niemann" Faye "Crotchett" Jones
    Mrs. G. E. Jones
    Morrilton, Genealogy Crotchett --- Tanner, Pg 105.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0388. Sheet 367C. ED137. Dwelling 151.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED43. Stamp 87. Dwelling 192.

Jannette Allen Crotchett

F, b. 30 October 1879, d. 1946
Nettie Crotchett Austin
Jannette Allen Crotchett
Fred and Nettie Crotchett Austin family
     Jannette Allen Crotchett was born on 30 October 1879 at Miami, Kansas. She was the daughter of Thomas Crotchett and Martha Susan Tanner. Frederick Clarence Austin married Jannette Allen Crotchett at Methodist Parsonage, Madison, Greenwood, Kansas, on 22 February 1903; by Rev Robert M. Cullison. She was buried in 1946 at Lena Valley Cemetery, Greenwood, Kansas. She died in 1946 at Greenwood, Kansas.
     Jannette Allen Crotchett also went by the name of Nettie. Jannette Allen Crotchett was also known as Jeanette Allen. She was listed as a daughter in Thomas Crotchett's household on the 1880 Census at Middle Creek, Miami, Kansas.1 Jannette Allen Crotchett appeared on the census of 1 March 1885 in the household of Thomas Crotchett at Elmerdaro, Lyon, Kansas. Jannette Allen Crotchett was listed as a daughter in Thomas Crotchett's household on the 1900 Census at Elmendaro, Lyon, Kansas; living next door to John Felkel.2 As of 22 February 1903,her married name was Austin. Jannette Allen Crotchett appeared on the census of 1 May 1905 in the household of Frederick Clarence Austin at Elmerdaro, Lyon, Kansas; living next door to Thomas Crotchett. Jannette Allen Crotchett had 3 with 3 living in 1910 children. She was listed as wife in Frederick Clarence Austin's household on the 1910 Census at Shell Rock, Greenwood, Kansas.3 Jannette Allen Crotchett appeared on the census of 1915 in the household of Frederick Clarence Austin at Shell Rock, Greenwood, Kansas; living next to Charley Crotchett. Jannette Allen Crotchett was listed as wife in Frederick Clarence Austin's household on the 1920 Census at Janesville, Greenwood, Kansas.4 Jannette Allen Crotchett was listed as wife in Frederick Clarence Austin's household on the 1930 Census at Janesville, Greenwood, Kansas.5
Father*Thomas Crotchett b. 20 Mar 1833, d. 7 Apr 1913
Mother*Martha Susan Tanner b. 20 Apr 1838, d. 11 Feb 1905

Children of Jannette Allen Crotchett and Frederick Clarence Austin

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0388. Sheet 367C. ED137. Dwelling 151.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED67. Dwelling 262.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED28. Dwelling 66.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED24. Sheet 9B.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED9. Dwelling 106.

Mary Ella Spencer

F, d. 19 March 1894
     Mary Ella Spencer married Alonzo Crotchett, on 8 June 1881. Mary Ella Spencer died on 19 March 1894. Her body was interred after 19 March 1894 at near Oronogo, Missouri.
     Mary Ella Spencer was also known as Ellen.

Children of Mary Ella Spencer and Alonzo Crotchett

James Edward Smith

M, b. 28 June 1859, d. 30 March 1916
     James Edward Smith was born on 28 June 1859 at Pulaski, Illinois. He was the son of George Washington Smith and Sarah Shoemaker. James Edward Smith married Mary Elizabeth Crotchett, daughter of Thomas Crotchett and Martha Susan Tanner, on 12 October 1881 at in Bettie's home, County Line Farm, Lyon, Kansas. James Edward Smith died on 30 March 1916 at Farm, Lena Valley, Lyon, Kansas, at age 56. He was buried after 30 March 1916 at Lena Valley Cemetery, Lamont, Greenwood, Kansas.
     James Edward Smith was also known as J. E. He was listed in George Washington Smith's household on the 1860 Census at Indian Point, Knox, Illinois.1 James Edward Smith was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Elmerdaro, Lyon, Kansas.2 He appeared on the census of 1915 at Elmerdaro, Lyon, Kansas.
Father*George Washington Smith b. c 1818, d. a 1871
Mother*Sarah Shoemaker b. c 1823, d. c 1870

Children of James Edward Smith and Mary Elizabeth Crotchett

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 155-156. Dwelling 1053.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED67. Dwelling 242.

William S. Leeper

M, b. September 1864, d. after January 1920
Will Leeper
     William S. Leeper was born in September 1864 at Ohio. He was the son of Peter Leeper and Margaret A. Borroff. William S. Leeper married Margaret Mable Crotchett at Lena Valley, Lyon, Kansas, on 8 May 1892. William S. Leeper died after January 1920.
     He was listed in Peter Leeper's household on the 1870 Census at Mirabile, Caldwell, Missouri.1 William S. Leeper was listed as a son in Peter Leeper's household on the 1880 Census at Mirabile, Caldwell, Missouri.2 William S. Leeper was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at West Prairie, Poinsett, Arkansas; living next door to Peter Leeper.3 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Lemoore, Kings, California.4
Father*Peter Leeper b. Jul 1832, d. b 1920
Mother*Margaret A. Borroff b. Oct 1836, d. a Jan 1920

Children of William S. Leeper and Margaret Mable Crotchett

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 12. Dwelling 86.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0677 Page Number 336C.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED87. Dwelling 48.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED125. Dwelling 116.

Frederick Clarence Austin

M, b. 23 February 1876, d. 23 January 1963
Frederick Clarence Austin
Fred and Nettie Crotchett Austin family
     Frederick Clarence Austin was born on 23 February 1876 at Missouri. He was the son of Jefferson C. Austin and Catherine Childress. Frederick Clarence Austin married Jannette Allen Crotchett at Methodist Parsonage, Madison, Greenwood, Kansas, on 22 February 1903; by Rev Robert M. Cullison. Frederick Clarence Austin died on 23 January 1963 at age 86. He was buried after 23 January 1963 at Lena Valley Cemetery, Greenwood, Kansas.
     Frederick Clarence Austin was also known as Fred C. Frederick Clarence Austin was also known as F. C. He was listed as a son in Jefferson C. Austin's household on the 1880 Census at Elmendaro, Lyon, Kansas.1 Frederick Clarence Austin appeared on the census of 1 May 1905 at Elmerdaro, Lyon, Kansas, living next door to Thomas Crotchett. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Shell Rock, Greenwood, Kansas.2 He appeared on the census of 1915 at Shell Rock, Greenwood, Kansas, living next to Charley Crotchett. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Janesville, Greenwood, Kansas.3 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Janesville, Greenwood, Kansas.4
Father*Jefferson C. Austin b. 28 Mar 1830, d. 21 Jan 1921
Mother*Catherine Childress b. 10 Mar 1841, d. 17 Sep 1902

Children of Frederick Clarence Austin and Jannette Allen Crotchett

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0387. Page 339B. ED114. Dwelling 125.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED28. Dwelling 66.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED24. Sheet 9B.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED9. Dwelling 106.

Annilee Crotchett

F, b. 19 June 1883, d. 30 October 1976
     Annilee Crotchett was born at Columbus, Cherokee, Kansas, on 19 June 1883. She was the daughter of Alonzo Crotchett and Mary Ella Spencer. Annilee Crotchett married George Arthur Allen, son of Evennus Allen and Mary Macline, on 3 June 1908 at at the home of her grandfather, Thomas Crotchett, near Madison, Greenwood, Kansas, by Rev. W. M. Stanahan. also reported as 03 Jun 1912. Annilee Crotchett married Judge William Alva Starliper on 14 May 1939 at Burlington, Kansas. Annilee Crotchett died on 30 October 1976 at age 93.
     Annilee Crotchett was also known as Amelia. Annilee Crotchett was also known as Anna Lee. She was listed as a daughter in Alonzo Crotchett's household on the 1900 Census at Le Roy, Coffey, Kansas.1 As of 3 June 1908,her married name was Allen. Annilee Crotchett was listed as wife in George Arthur Allen's household on the 1920 Census at Avon, Coffey, Kansas.2 Annilee Crotchett was listed as wife in George Arthur Allen's household on the 1930 Census at Burlington, Coffey, Kansas.3 As of 14 May 1939,her married name was Starliper. Annilee Crotchett was listed as wife in Judge William Alva Starliper's household on the 1940 Census at Burlington, Coffey, Kansas.4
Father*Alonzo Crotchett b. 28 Aug 1854, d. 13 Mar 1936
Mother*Mary Ella Spencer d. 19 Mar 1894

Children of Annilee Crotchett and George Arthur Allen

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED38. Dwelling 58.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED10. Dwelling 115.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED16-2. Dwelling 226.
  4. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Burlington, Coffey, Kansas; Roll: T627_1225; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 16-2.

Mabelle Edith Crotchett

F, b. 15 December 1887, d. 8 September 1963
     Mabelle Edith Crotchett was born on 15 December 1887 at Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, also reported as Orongo, Missouri. She was the daughter of Alonzo Crotchett and Mary Ella Spencer. Mabelle Edith Crotchett married Herman Marion Abrams on 12 April 1911 at Panama while Mabelle was a Government nurse. Mabelle Edith Crotchett married George A. Cornwall on 23 May 1940. Mabelle Edith Crotchett died on 8 September 1963 at San Francisco, California, at age 75 also reported as 07 Aug 1965.
     Mabelle Edith Crotchett was also known as Mabel. Mabelle Edith Crotchett was also known as Mabelle A. She was listed as a grand-daughter in Thomas Crotchett's household on the 1900 Census at Elmendaro, Lyon, Kansas; living next door to John Felkel.1 As of 12 April 1911,her married name was Abrams. Mabelle Edith Crotchett migrated on 20 April 1911 at New Orleans, Louisiana, Name: Mabelle E Abrams Arrival Date: 20 Apr 1911 Age: 23 Gender: Female Port of Departure: Colon, Panama Ship Name: Cartago Port of Arrival: New Orleans, Louisiana Birthplace: Missouri,Joplin. She was listed as wife in Herman Marion Abrams's household on the 1920 Census at Bremerton Ward 2, Kitsap, Washington.2 As of 23 May 1940,her married name was Cornwall. Mabelle Edith Crotchett lived in 1952 at San Francisco, California.
Father*Alonzo Crotchett b. 28 Aug 1854, d. 13 Mar 1936
Mother*Mary Ella Spencer d. 19 Mar 1894

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED67. Dwelling 262.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED50. Dwelling 20-28.

Harry Crotchett

M, b. 10 February 1898, d. 18 July 1922
Harry Crotchett
Harry Crotchett
     Harry Crotchett was born at Leroy, Coffey, Kansas, on 10 February 1898. He was the son of Alonzo Crotchett and Missouri Johnsten. Harry Crotchett married Addie Thomas on 4 August 1917 at Little Rock, Arkansas. Harry Crotchett died on 18 July 1922, at age 24.
     He was listed as a son in Alonzo Crotchett's household on the 1900 Census at Le Roy, Coffey, Kansas.1 Harry Crotchett appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Alonzo Crotchett at Iola, Allen, Kansas. Harry Crotchett was listed as a son in Alonzo Crotchett's household on the 1910 Census at Little Rock Ward 1, Pulaski, Arkansas.2 Harry Crotchett was listed as a patient at the Fort Lyon Naval Sanitarium in the 1920 Census at Precinct 2, Bent, Colorado. His is married and his occupation is U.S. Navy.3
Father*Alonzo Crotchett b. 28 Aug 1854, d. 13 Mar 1936
Mother*Missouri Johnsten b. 30 Dec 1874, d. 14 Jun 1926

Child of Harry Crotchett and Addie Thomas

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED38. Dwelling 58.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED106. Dwelling 338.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 1. ED15. Sheet 1B.

Loleta Faye Crotchett

F, b. 19 April 1900, d. 25 July 1999
Loleta Faye Crotchett Jones
Loleta Faye Crotchett
     Loleta Faye Crotchett was born at Leroy, Coffey, Kansas, on 19 April 1900. She was the daughter of Alonzo Crotchett and Missouri Johnsten. Loleta Faye Crotchett married Reverand George Elliott Jones on 12 June 1919 at Argenta (now North Little Rock), Pulaski, Arkansas. Loleta Faye Crotchett died on 25 July 1999 at age 99.
     Loleta Faye Crotchett was also known as Faye. Loleta Faye Crotchett was also known as Fay. She obtained US Social Security Card at Missouri; last residence Cave Springs, Benton, Arkansas. She was listed as a daughter in Alonzo Crotchett's household on the 1900 Census at Le Roy, Coffey, Kansas.1 Loleta Faye Crotchett appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Alonzo Crotchett at Iola, Allen, Kansas. Loleta Faye Crotchett was listed as a daughter in Alonzo Crotchett's household on the 1910 Census at Little Rock Ward 1, Pulaski, Arkansas.2 As of 12 June 1919,her married name was Jones. Loleta Faye Crotchett was listed as wife in Reverand George Elliott Jones's household on the 1930 Census at Clifton, Faulkner, Arkansas.3
Father*Alonzo Crotchett b. 28 Aug 1854, d. 13 Mar 1936
Mother*Missouri Johnsten b. 30 Dec 1874, d. 14 Jun 1926

Children of Loleta Faye Crotchett and Reverand George Elliott Jones

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED38. Dwelling 58.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED106. Dwelling 338.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED23-13. Dwelling 88.

Earle Crotchett

M, b. 18 July 1902, d. 30 March 1971
Earle Crotchett
Earle Crotchett
     Earle Crotchett was born at Iola, Allen, Kansas, on 18 July 1902. He was the son of Alonzo Crotchett and Missouri Johnsten. Earle Crotchett married Ruby Stiyrne circa 1922 at North Little Rock, Arkansas. Earle Crotchett married Eunice E. Fuller on 28 July 1934 at Garland, Arkansas. Earle Crotchett died on 30 March 1971 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois, at age 68.
     He obtained US Social Security Card at Tennessee; Last residence Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Earle Crotchett was also known as Earl. He appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Alonzo Crotchett at Iola, Allen, Kansas. Earle Crotchett was listed as a son in Alonzo Crotchett's household on the 1910 Census at Little Rock Ward 1, Pulaski, Arkansas.1 Earle Crotchett was listed as a son in Alonzo Crotchett's household on the 1920 Census at North Little Rock, Hill Twp, Pulaski, Arkansas; Living at 1423 West 15th street.2 Earle Crotchett and Ruby Stiyrne lived between 1926 and 1931 at Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas. Earle Crotchett was a newsreel cameraman with Universal Newsreels in 1940. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.3
Father*Alonzo Crotchett b. 28 Aug 1854, d. 13 Mar 1936
Mother*Missouri Johnsten b. 30 Dec 1874, d. 14 Jun 1926

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED106. Dwelling 338.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Sheet 16B. ED166. Ward 4. Dwelling 316.
  3. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee; Roll: T627_3966; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 98-193.

Dale R. Crotchett

M, b. 30 June 1904, d. 31 December 1946
Dale Crotchett
Dale Crotchett
     Dale R. Crotchett was born at Iola, Allen, Kansas, on 30 June 1904. He was the son of Alonzo Crotchett and Missouri Johnsten. Dale R. Crotchett married Alta Faye Tilley, daughter of W. L. Tilley and Lillie M. (?), on 18 May 1929 at North Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas. Dale R. Crotchett died on 31 December 1946, at age 42. He was buried in January 1947 at Edgewood Cemetery, Pulaski, Arkansas.
Alta and Dale Crotchett tombstone

     He appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Alonzo Crotchett at Iola, Allen, Kansas. Dale R. Crotchett was listed as a son in Alonzo Crotchett's household on the 1910 Census at Little Rock Ward 1, Pulaski, Arkansas.1 Dale R. Crotchett was listed as a son in Alonzo Crotchett's household on the 1920 Census at North Little Rock, Hill Twp, Pulaski, Arkansas; Living at 1423 West 15th street.2 Dale R. Crotchett was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma.3
Father*Alonzo Crotchett b. 28 Aug 1854, d. 13 Mar 1936
Mother*Missouri Johnsten b. 30 Dec 1874, d. 14 Jun 1926

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED106. Dwelling 338.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Sheet 16B. ED166. Ward 4. Dwelling 316.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED42-8. Dwelling 162-220.

Hattie Juanita Crotchett

F, b. 27 August 1906, d. August 1985
Hattie Juanita Crotchett
     Hattie Juanita Crotchett was born at Iola, Allen, Kansas, on 27 August 1906. She was the daughter of Alonzo Crotchett and Missouri Johnsten. Hattie Juanita Crotchett married Barney Harris Durham, son of (?) Durham and Martha (?), on 17 June 1925 at Morrilton, Arkansas. Hattie Juanita Crotchett died in August 1985.
     Hattie Juanita Crotchett also went by the name of Juanita. She obtained US Social Security Card at Arkansas; last residence Morrilton, Conway, Arkansas. She was listed as a daughter in Alonzo Crotchett's household on the 1910 Census at Little Rock Ward 1, Pulaski, Arkansas.1 Hattie Juanita Crotchett was listed as a daughter in Alonzo Crotchett's household on the 1920 Census at North Little Rock, Hill Twp, Pulaski, Arkansas; Living at 1423 West 15th street.2 As of 17 June 1925,her married name was Durham. Hattie Juanita Crotchett was listed as wife in Barney Harris Durham's household on the 1930 Census at Howard, Conway, Arkansas.3
Father*Alonzo Crotchett b. 28 Aug 1854, d. 13 Mar 1936
Mother*Missouri Johnsten b. 30 Dec 1874, d. 14 Jun 1926

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED106. Dwelling 338.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Sheet 16B. ED166. Ward 4. Dwelling 316.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED15-9. Dwelling.

Lloyd Crotchett

M, b. 10 August 1908, d. December 1984
LLoyd Crotchett
Lloyd Crotchett b 1908
     Lloyd Crotchett was born at El Dorado, Butler, Arkansas, on 10 August 1908. He was the son of Alonzo Crotchett and Missouri Johnsten. Lloyd Crotchett married Mildred Irene Tamm on 1 May 1930 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lloyd Crotchett married Dorothy Marie Manor on 2 November 1946. Lloyd Crotchett was buried in December 1984 at Edgewood Cemetery, Pulaski, Arkansas.
Lloyd Crotchett tombstone
He died in December 1984 at age 76.
     He had zero children. He was listed as a son in Alonzo Crotchett's household on the 1910 Census at Little Rock Ward 1, Pulaski, Arkansas.1 Lloyd Crotchett was listed as a son in Alonzo Crotchett's household on the 1920 Census at North Little Rock, Hill Twp, Pulaski, Arkansas; Living at 1423 West 15th street.2 Lloyd Crotchett obtained US Social Security Card at Pennsylvania; Last residence Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas..
Father*Alonzo Crotchett b. 28 Aug 1854, d. 13 Mar 1936
Mother*Missouri Johnsten b. 30 Dec 1874, d. 14 Jun 1926

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED106. Dwelling 338.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Sheet 16B. ED166. Ward 4. Dwelling 316.

Martha I. McFarlin

F, b. circa 1832, d. 1876
     Martha I. McFarlin was born circa 1832 at Illinois. She married Thomas Wootten Tanner Jr, son of Thomas Wootten Tanner Sr and Elizabeth Christian Bain, on 16 February 1854 at Shawneetown, Gallatin, Illinois.1 Martha I. McFarlin died in 1876.
     As of 16 February 1854,her married name was Tanner. She was listed in Thomas Wootten Tanner Jr's household on the 1870 Census at t14S r6E Golconda P.O., Pope, Illinois.2

Children of Martha I. McFarlin and Thomas Wootten Tanner Jr

Citations

  1. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Vol 002/ Page 0191.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, page 4. dwelling 20.

Edward Brookes Thurtell

M, b. 17 September 1815, d. 16 May 1876
     Edward Brookes Thurtell was born on 17 September 1815 at Ipswich, Great Yarmouth, England.1 He was the son of John Thurtell and Mary Brookes. Edward Brookes Thurtell married Amy Burns, daughter of Conrad Burns and Sarah Chester, on 19 November 1841 at Vaughan Home, Sinipee, Grant, Wisconsin.2,3 Edward Brookes Thurtell died on 16 May 1876 at Sinipee, Grant County, Wisconsin (Vaughan Home), at age 60. He was buried after 16 May 1876 at Jamestown Cemetery, Grant, Wisconsin.
     He Information about Edward Brookes Thurtell and his relationship to the rest of the family was provided by Charlotte Angst Mackie in 1997. He was omitted from the family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900, probably in error. A diary done of her 1853 trip to America by his aunt, Anne Everitt, shows that Edward Brookes Thurtell had visited Guelph, Ontario, Canada, at the time of her visit there, staying with his uncle, Benjamin Thurtell, and his family during the visit. The records of Charlotte Mackie show that Edward Brookes Thurtell was the son of John Thurtell and Mary Brookes. He may have come to America with his uncle, Benjamin Thurtell, and Benjamin's children, in about 1835, helping Benjamin clear land and build a log house, before moving to Wisconsin. He married Amy Burns of Indiana in 1841, and they had nine children. The 1998 LDS British Isles Vital Records Index CD shows that Edward Brookes Thurtell, the son of John Thurtell and Mary, was born in Pakefield and christened October 10, 1815, as recorded in the Bishop's Transcript for Suffolk County, England (source: FHL Number 952322). A family history received from Robert Johnson shows Edward Thurtell and Amy Burns were married about November 1, 1837, in the Vaughan Home in Sinipee, Grant County, Wisconsin. The Grant County, Wisconsin, marriage index book shows Edward Thurtle married Emma Burns on November 19, 1841, at Simessee in Grant County. They were married by A. P. Renton, and the marriage was filed in Grant County December 10, 1841. The index does not show a volume or page number. Family tradition tells of a terrible storm while Edward Thurtell and a party of immigrants were attempting to cross Lake Michigan by boat.Those with Edward landed successfully, but others did not. There is an unverified statement that two of his brothers or other relatives were in another boat that turned back, according to information received in 1997 from Peter Murray. Although he is not in the index, he is listed in the 1840 U.S. Census for the Eastern Division, Grant County, Wisconsin, at the top of page 25, as Edward Thurtell, with the only person in his household (himself) a male age 20 - under 30. His friend, Peyton Vaughn, and his family are on page 24 of this census. He is listed as Edward B. Thurtell in the index to the 1842 Wisconsin State Census. This index shows him as living in the Western Division of Grant County, Wisconsin, and that the record is on Page 009, ID number WI43512. The census record shows him as the head of the family composed of three white males and two white females. Conrad Burns is listed in the internet index for this census as also being in the Western Division of Grant County, Wisconsin. He was not located in the microfilm for the census at the National Archives in Chicago, Illinois, on November 4, 1999. Some of the pages of this census are nearly illegible in the microfilm copy at this location, however. Edward B. Thurtle is listed in the U.S. Census Index for Wisconsin for 1850 and in the Wisconsin State Census Index for 1854. These show him as living in Jamestown, Grant County, Wisconsin, both years. The reference for 1850 is WI 136, and for 1854 it is WI. The 1850 U.S. Census for Jamestown, Grant County, Wisconsin, shows him as Edward B. Thurtle, age 35, a farmer born in England whose real estate wasvalued at $1200. His wife is shown as Anna Thurtle, age 28, born inIndiana. Their children, all born in Wisconsin, are shown as Edward, age7, Ann, age 6, Walter, age 4, and Catharine, age 1. There is a copy of a letter in the possession of Susan Persia Thurtell Miller written to E. B. Thurtell, Jamestown, Grant County, Wisconsin Territory, from B. Thurtell (obviously Benjamin Thurtell). The envelope was postmarked February 28, 1847, in Guelph, and the letter is dated March 1, 1847. The letter mentions not having heard from Edward in three years. The 1901 Grant County, Wisconsin, Biographical Sketch Book listing for Ransom B. Folts shows that Edward B. and Amy (Burns) Thurtell were 'old pioneers of Grant county. Mr. Thurtell was born in England, and his wife in North Carolina in 1820. They settled on a farm one mile north of Louisburg, where they lived until his death, in 1876. Mrs. Thurtell still survives, at the age of 80. There were nine children in their family.' Records of Jamestown Cemetery, Grant County, Wisconsin, show Edward Brookes Thurtell was born September 17, 1815, in Bakefield, Suffolk, England, and died April 16, 1876. The actual place of birth was probably Pakefield. An infant daughter of Edward Brookes and Amy Thurtell, who was born September 29, 1865, and died April 11, 1866, is also buried in this cemetery. The 1860 U.S. Census for Jamestown, Grant County, Wisconsin, enumerated July 14, 1860, on page 95 lists Edward B. Thurtle and his family. It shows the Post Office was Fair Play, Wisconsin. Edward B. Thurtle is shown as age 44, a farmer born in England whose real estate is valued at $3500 and personal property is valued at $900. Living with him is Amy Thurtle, age 39, born in Indiana, and eight children, all of whom wereborn in Wisconsin. Edward is 17 and a farmer. Ann, age 15, Walter, age13, Mary, age 11, Frank, age 9, and Frederick, age 6, are all shown as in school. The two youngest children are Harriet, age 3, and a not named daughter, age 1. The 1870 U.S. Census for the Town of Jamestown, Grant County, Wisconsin, enumerated August 6, 1870, showing the Post Office as Platteville, GrantCounty, Wisconsin, lists Edward Thurtle and his family on page 15, lines 9-15. He is shown as Edward Thurtle, age 54, a farmer whose real estate is worth $7000 and personal property is worth $1200. He is shown as born in England, with both parents of foreign birth. His wife is shown as Anna Thurtle, age 49, born in Indiana, whose occupation is keeping house. All five of the children listed show they were born in Wisconsin. Frank, 18, works on the farm. Fred, whose age is shown as13, also works on the farm and attended school in the past year. Harriet E. Thurtle, age 13, and Grace Thurtle, age 11, are shown as at home and attending school in the past year. Anna B. Thurtle, age 9, is also shown as attending school. On the same page of the 1870 census on line 16 is Walter Thurtle, age 25,born in Wisconsin, who works on the farm. Also on the same page on lines 17-18 are Ann Folts, age 56, born in Wisconsin, whose occupation is keeping house, and Edward R. Folts, age 1, born in Wisconsin. On lines 19-21 are Ransom Folts, age 27, born in New York, who works on a farm; Ann Folts, age 25, born in Wisconsin, whose occupation is keeping house; and Ransom Foltz, age 2/12, who was born in March 1870 in Wisconsin. He emigrated, circa 1835. Point of origin: England. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at East district no 25 (Jamestown), Grant, Wisconsin.4 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.5 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; living next door to Edward's son Walter Thurtle.6
Father*John Thurtell b. 9 Sep 1788, d. 7 Dec 1837
Mother*Mary Brookes b. 1787, d. 25 Jul 1854

Children of Edward Brookes Thurtell and Amy Burns

Citations

  1. [S98] Census Bureau, 1850 U.S. Census, Jamestown, Grant County, WI, page 136, ennumerated 9/19/1850, shows Edward.
  2. [S169] Wisconsin, The earliest volume of the Grant County, WI, marriage index shows Edward Thurtle was married does not show the volume or page number.
  3. [S5] Wisconsin, Wisconsin Marriages, 1835-1900.
  4. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 717.
  5. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 95. Dwelling 684.
  6. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 102.

Amy Burns

F, b. 11 August 1820, d. 27 October 1911
Amy Burns Thurtell
     Amy Burns was born at Indiana on 11 August 1820. She was the daughter of Conrad Burns and Sarah Chester. Amy Burns married Edward Brookes Thurtell, son of John Thurtell and Mary Brookes, on 19 November 1841 at Vaughan Home, Sinipee, Grant, Wisconsin.1,2 Amy Burns died on 27 October 1911 at Sturgis, Meade, South Dakota, at age 91 Mrs Amy (Burns) Thurtell obituary.
Dubuque Telegraph Herald November 3, 1911 - Mrs Amy (Burns) Thurtell obituary

     Amy Burns was also known as Anna. Amy Burns was also known as Emma. As of 19 November 1841,her married name was Thurtell. She was listed in Edward Brookes Thurtell's household on the 1850 Census at East district no 25 (Jamestown), Grant, Wisconsin.3 Amy Burns was listed in Edward Brookes Thurtell's household on the 1860 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin.4 Amy Burns was listed in Edward Brookes Thurtell's household on the 1870 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin; living next door to Edward's son Walter Thurtle.5 Amy Burns was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Jamestown, Grant, Wisconsin. Nancy Burns, age 23, is listed as a servant in the household.6 She was listed as mother in Belle Thurtell's household on the 1900 Census at Sturgis, Meade, South Dakota; Living on Sherman Street.7 Amy Burns was listed as mother in Belle Thurtell's household on the 1910 Census at Sturgis, Meade, South Dakota; Living on Sherman Street.8
Father*Conrad Burns
Mother*Sarah Chester b. c 1775, d. c 1837

Children of Amy Burns and Edward Brookes Thurtell

Citations

  1. [S169] Wisconsin, The earliest volume of the Grant County, WI, marriage index shows Edward Thurtle was married does not show the volume or page number.
  2. [S5] Wisconsin, Wisconsin Marriages, 1835-1900.
  3. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 717.
  4. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 95. Dwelling 684.
  5. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 102.
  6. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 3. ED110. Dwelling 21.
  7. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Volume 11, ED 34, Sheet 1, Line 56, dwelling 13.
  8. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED68. Dwelling 300. Stamp 53.

George Philip Keifer

M, b. 1781, d. circa November 1858
     George Philip Keifer was born in 1781 at Germany. He was the son of (?) Keifer. George Philip Keifer married Eva Marcia Roedel, daughter of Johann Heinrich Roedel and Eva Maria Handler, in 1808 at Germany. George Philip Keifer died circa November 1858 at Bloomfield, Morrow, Ohio. His estate was probated on 1 December 1858 at Morrow, Ohio.
     George Philip Keifer was also known as Kifer. George Philip Keifer was also known as Kiefer. George Philip Keifer was also known as Philip. He and Eva Marcia Roedel immigrated in June 1819 to ship named Elizabeth ship's captain: Morione Goonet. George Philip Keifer was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Heidelberg, Lebanon, Pennsylvania; listed as Philip Keifer
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 3
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Foreigners not Naturalized: 6
Number of Persons - Engaged in Manufactures: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 4
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 6.
1820 census Heidelberg, Lebanon, PA - Keifer (Kiefer), Philip
He migrated in 1835 at Pennsylvania to, Morrow, Ohio, In the spring of 1835, he (Peter Keifer) joined his uncle, Philip Keifer, who was journeying to Ohio; he walked the most of the way. They settled in Troy (township, Morrow, Ohio). He was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census at Bloomfield, Richland, Ohio; listed as Philip Keffer; census data blank. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at North Bloomfield, Morrow, Ohio.1
1850 North Bloomfield Morrow OH - Kifer (Kiefer), Philip
In 1857 at Nort Bloomfield, Morrow, Ohio, map of landowners - listed as P. Kifer.
1857 map of North Bloomfield, Morrow, OH - Kifer, Philip
He left a will on 9 October 1858 at Morrow, Ohio.
Will of Philip Keifer (Kiefer) - Morrow, OH - 09 Oct 1858 - page 1
Will of Philip Keifer (Kiefer) - Morrow, OH - 09 Oct 1858 - page 2
Father*(?) Keifer

Children of George Philip Keifer and Eva Marcia Roedel

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 411. Dwelling 877.

Eva Marcia Roedel

F, b. 1790, d. 6 August 1851
     Eva Marcia Roedel was born in 1790 at Germany also reported as French. She was the daughter of Johann Heinrich Roedel and Eva Maria Handler. Eva Marcia Roedel married George Philip Keifer, son of (?) Keifer, in 1808 at Germany. Eva Marcia Roedel died on 6 August 1851 at Morrow, Ohio. She was buried after 6 August 1851 at Ross Cemetery, Morrow, Ohio, Wife of P. Age 61y. Listed as E Mary Kifer.
     Eva Marcia Roedel was also known as Radle. Eva Marcia Roedel was also known as Eva Mary. Eva Marcia Roedel was also known as Mary Eve. Eva Marcia Roedel was also known as Mary Eva. Eva Marcia Roedel was also known as Readle. As of 1808,her married name was Kiefer. As of 1808,her married name was Kifer. She and George Philip Keifer immigrated in June 1819 to ship named Elizabeth ship's captain: Morione Goonet. Eva Marcia Roedel was referenced on George Philip Keifer's household in the 1820 Census at Heidelberg, Lebanon, Pennsylvania; listed as Philip Keifer
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 3
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Foreigners not Naturalized: 6
Number of Persons - Engaged in Manufactures: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 4
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 6. Eva Marcia Roedel was listed in George Philip Keifer's household on the 1850 Census at North Bloomfield, Morrow, Ohio.1
Father*Johann Heinrich Roedel b. 8 Feb 1764, d. 3 Dec 1833
Mother*Eva Maria Handler b. 3 Aug 1765, d. 27 Mar 1829

Children of Eva Marcia Roedel and George Philip Keifer

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 411. Dwelling 877.

John Daniel Prater

M, b. 16 February 1890, d. 20 October 1918
     John Daniel Prater was born on 16 February 1890 at Chunky, Mississippi, also reported as Texas. He was the son of Tandy Key Prater and Sarah Elizabeth Williams. John Daniel Prater married Leith H. Spyker, daughter of Henry Hartwell Spyker and Sarah M. Zintz, after 1910. John Daniel Prater died on 20 October 1918 at Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, at age 28 Leith's husband had the influenza but kept on working until he took cold in rain and died in a weeks time with pneumonia - Oct 20th 1918. He was buried after 20 October 1918 at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas.
     He was listed as a son in Tandy Key Prater's household on the 1900 Census at Precinct #7, Grimes, Texas.1 John Daniel Prater was listed as a hired man in John Wesley McDonald's household on the 1910 Census at Justice Precinct 7, Grimes, Texas. Alie McDonald is John's aunt.2
Father*Tandy Key Prater b. 14 Aug 1837, d. 29 Jun 1905
Mother*Sarah Elizabeth Williams b. 5 Apr 1854, d. 30 Mar 1903

Children of John Daniel Prater and Leith H. Spyker

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 253, 254. ED26.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED37. Dwelling 71. Roll: 1555 Part: 2 Page: 249B.

Myrtle Gilbertson

F, b. 2 April 1908, d. 2 August 1989
     Myrtle Gilbertson was born on 2 April 1908 at Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Henry A. Gilbertson and Bertha Olson-Moen. Edgar Kuth Mercer married Myrtle Gilbertson, circa 1926. She died on 2 August 1989 at Rock, Wisconsin, at age 81. She was buried after August 1989 at Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
     Myrtle Gilbertson was also known as Mertie. Myrtle Gilbertson was also known as Agnes Myrtle. She was listed as a daughter in Henry A. Gilbertson's household on the 1910 Census at Pulaski, Iowa, Wisconsin; living next door to Peter H. Gilbertson, age 30.2 Myrtle Gilbertson was listed as a daughter in Henry A. Gilbertson's household on the 1920 Census at Pulaski, Iowa, Wisconsin.3 As of circa 1926,her married name was Mercer. Myrtle Gilbertson was listed as wife in Edgar Kuth Mercer's household on the 1930 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.4 Myrtle Gilbertson was listed as wife in Edgar Kuth Mercer's household on the 1940 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.5
Father*Henry A. Gilbertson b. 4 Oct 1878, d. 7 Oct 1958
Mother*Bertha Olson-Moen b. 11 Apr 1886, d. 20 Mar 1925

Children of Myrtle Gilbertson and Edgar Kuth Mercer

Citations

  1. [S180] Wisconsin Sauk Co Cemetery Records Vol 6, pg 77.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Pulaski, Iowa, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1711; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0063; Image: 1139; FHL Number: 1375724.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-34. Dwelling 32.
  5. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-36. Page 8b. Dwelling 132.

Edgar Kuth Mercer

M, b. 22 August 1896, d. 26 February 1959
Edgar Kuth Mercer signature 1918
     Edgar Kuth Mercer was born on 22 August 1896 at Wisconsin. He was the son of Robert F. Mercer and Eliza Emma Witzel. Edgar Kuth Mercer married Myrtle Gilbertson, circa 1926. Edgar Kuth Mercer died on 26 February 1959 at Winnebago, Illinois, at age 62. He was buried after 26 February 1959 at Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green, Wisconsin.1
     He was adopted before June 1900 at from an orphanage, Sparta, Wisconsin. He was listed as an adopted son in Robert F. Mercer's household on the 1900 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.2 Edgar Kuth Mercer is listed as son (actually adopted) on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Robert F. Mercer at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.3 Edgar Kuth Mercer was listed as an ADOPTED-son in Robert F. Mercer's household on the 1910 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.4 On 5 June 1918 at World War I Draft Registration, Sauk, Wisconsin.
World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918 - Sauk WI - Edgar Kuth Mercer
Edgar Kuth Mercer was listed as a son in Robert F. Mercer's household on the 1920 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.5 Edgar Kuth Mercer was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.6 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.7 He obtained US Social Security Card at 399-18-6929 in at Wisconsin, before 1951.
Adoptive father*Robert F. Mercer b. 6 Jul 1862, d. 30 Jan 1930
Adoptive mother*Eliza Emma Witzel b. 3 May 1865, d. 31 May 1918

Children of Edgar Kuth Mercer and Myrtle Gilbertson

Citations

  1. [S180] Wisconsin Sauk Co Cemetery Records Vol 6, pg 77.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 145. Dwelling 53. Sheet 3A.
  3. [S364] Wisconsin State Census Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 19.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED126. Sheet 9A. Stamp 22. Dwelling 8.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, stamp 227A line 44 Farm 68,69. ED178.
  6. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-34. Dwelling 32.
  7. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-36. Page 8b. Dwelling 132.

Samuel Irwin Freeborn

M, b. 30 April 1833, d. 5 February 1895
Samuel Irvin Freeborn
Samuel Irvin Freeborn
     Samuel Irwin Freeborn was born on 30 April 1833 at Chautauqua, New York. He was the son of Christopher Freeborn and Mary Seton. Samuel Irwin Freeborn married Elvina Clara Howe, daughter of Squire Howe and Lucina Humphrey, on 28 October 1858 at Richland, Wisconsin, incorrectly listed as Freborn,Thomas (instead of Samuel); also reported as 1859. Samuel Irwin Freeborn married Hadassah Ann Spyker, daughter of Reverand Simon S. Spyker and Rosanna Kiefer, on 18 August 1873 at Richland, Wisconsin. Samuel Irwin Freeborn died on 5 February 1895 at age 61.1 He was buried after 5 February 1895 at Willow Valley Cemetery, Richland, Wisconsin, Another well known resident of Ithaca and later of Richland Center, who is buried in this cemetery was S. I. Freeborn, born in 1833, and died in 1895. He owned and operated a nursery and apple orchard in Ithaca for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Freeborn moved from the farm to Richland Center where they erected a fine brick house on the corner of East Court and South Sheldon streets. It is now the property of Mr. and Mrs. John Kirkpatrick. Coming to Richland Center with their parents were Rena and Arthur Freeborn.2,3
S I Freeborn tombstone

     Samuel Irwin Freeborn was also known as S. I. S I Freeborn, horticulturist and apiarist, first came to Richland county in 1851, with his brother-in-law, James M Cass, with whom he lived, being unmarried at that time. Soon after his arrival he engaged in the lumber business, in company with a man named Barber. They went up Pine river, cut the timber and rafted it down the stream. They had at one time 2200 logs upon the river. He was married in 1859 to Elvira Howe, a native of Canada. Two years later he settled on his present farm, on the northeast quarter of section 20, town 10 north, range 2 east. In 1856 he bought twenty colonies of bees of Green Mayfield, which were the beginning of the apiary he now owns. At present he has 320 colonies. He sold, in 1882, 28,000 pounds of honey. In the nursery business, he is the pioneer of this place. He has met with decided success, and has made large sales, for a new enterprise, and the stock being as represented, gives satisfaction and an increasing demand may be expected. In 1862 he associated A L Hatch in this business. They have at present, a nursery stock of 150,000 trees, an orchard of 4000 trees and a general stock in proportion. Mr. Freeborn is a native of New York, born in Chautauqua county, April 30, 1833. His father died when he was ten years old. Soon after, his mother was married to Thomas Pound, and the family removed to Crawford Co., Penn., where they lived until 1847. In that year they emigrated to the territory of Wisconsin and located in Dane county, making the trip in thirty days, traveling overland with teams. The subject of this sketch remained with his parents a short time, then went to Blue Mound, where his brother had charge of a stage station. He assisted him there in the care of the horses, two seasons. At the age of sixteen he went to Helena and engaged in ferrying on the Wisconsin river, two summers. During that time he ferried many persons across the river, who became settlers of Richland county. Mrs. Freeborn died in 1872, leaving three children --- Arvilla, Elmer and Ernest. In 1873 he was married to Hadassah Spyker. Two children have blessed this union --- Simon A and Lorena. Politically, Mr. Freeborn belongs to the republican party, having been identified with that organization since its formation.4 Samuel Irwin Freeborn was also known as Ervine. He is counted on the census of 1840 in the household of Christopher Freeborn at Elk Creek, Erie, Pennsylvania; 1 male 50-60, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 10-15, 1 female 40-50, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 10-15. Mary Seton witnessed the migration in 1847 at Dane, Wisconsin. Samuel Irwin Freeborn was listed in Thomas Pound's household on the 1850 Census at Wyoming, Iowa, Wisconsin.5 Samuel Irwin Freeborn migrated in 1851 at Richland, Wisconsin. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin; Living next door to step-son Ervine Freeborn.6 In 1868 at Richland County Nursery, Richland, Wisconsin, This nursery was started in 1868 by S J Freeborn, at his home on section 20. In 1871 he was joined by A L Hatch, and a partnership was formed between these two gentlemen for carrying on the business. At this time the nursery was removed to sections 22 and 27, where sixty acres were purchased, forty of which were improved. Since that time other tracts of land have been purchased until they now have 160 acres, the most of which they use. Both of these gentlemen have separate orchards, aside from the nursery, Mr. Freeborn having 3500 trees and A L Hatch, 2000. The firm has been very successful in their business, and much credit is due to them for their energy and enterprise in the establishment and prosecution of this beneficial and much needed industry. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.7 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.8
Father*Christopher Freeborn b. 1784, d. c 1843
Mother*Mary Seton b. 25 Oct 1795, d. 25 Apr 1864

Children of Samuel Irwin Freeborn and Elvina Clara Howe

Children of Samuel Irwin Freeborn and Hadassah Ann Spyker

Citations

  1. [S255] Wisconsin Richland County Death Index, by Wisconsin, D-435.
  2. [S222] Thompson's Willow Valley Cemetery, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~richlandwi/WillowValley/WillowValleymz.htm
  3. [S220] Tales the Tombstone Tells, online http://www.monticellowi.com/RichlandCo/TalesPage66.htm, page 66.
  4. [S221] Richland Wisconsin History, online, Chapter 26 - Ithaca.
  5. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, page 420. Dwelling 39.
  6. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 61. Sheet 119.
  7. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 6. Dwelling 50.
  8. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED263. Dwelling 48. Page 5.

Thomas Evans

M, b. June 1848, d. 1916
     Thomas Evans was born in June 1848 at Wales. He was the son of Evan D. Evans and Jane Morgan Newgate. Thomas Evans married Mary Ellen Spyker, daughter of Reverand Simon S. Spyker and Rosanna Kiefer, on 19 April 1886 at Richland, Wisconsin. Thomas Evans was buried in 1916 at Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
Thomas Evans tombstone
He died in 1916.
     He immigrated with Evan D. Evans and Jane Morgan Newgate in 1852. Thomas Evans was listed in Evan D. Evans's household on the 1860 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.2 Thomas Evans was listed in Evan D. Evans's household on the 1870 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.3 Thomas Evans was listed as a son in Evan D. Evans's household on the 1880 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.4 In Evan D. Evans's will dated 1882, Thomas Evans was named as executor.
Summary of will for Evan D Evans died 21 Mar 1882 - Sauk, WI
He was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.5 He appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.6 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.7
Father*Evan D. Evans b. 1808, d. 21 Mar 1882
Mother*Jane Morgan Newgate b. 1816, d. 1882

Child of Thomas Evans and Mary Ellen Spyker

Citations

  1. [S180] Wisconsin Sauk Co Cemetery Records Vol 6, pg 91.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 115-116. Dwelling 881.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, image not available Roll: M593_1739 Page: 231 Image: 467.

  4. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Sheet 237B.
  5. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED145. Dwelling 202.
  6. [S364] Wisconsin State Census Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 18.
  7. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED126. Dwelling 174.

Benjamin Franklin Langdon

M, b. 6 August 1855, d. 22 January 1925
     Benjamin Franklin Langdon was born on 6 August 1855 at Senecca, Crawford, Wisconsin. He was the son of Samuel Porter Langdon and Nancy Emory. Benjamin Franklin Langdon married Hattie Arnold in 1900 first marriage for him. Benjamin Franklin Langdon married Jessie Estelle Spyker, daughter of Reverand Simon S. Spyker and Rosanna Kiefer, on 19 May 1909 at second marriage for each. Benjamin Franklin Langdon died on 22 January 1925 at Custer, Oklahoma, at age 69. He was buried after 22 January 1925 at Greenwood Cemetery, Weatherford, Custer, Oklahoma.
Benjamin F Langdon tombstone

     Benjamin Franklin Langdon was also known as Franklin. Benjamin Franklin Langdon was also known as Frank. He was listed in Samuel Porter Langdon's household on the 1860 Census at Seneca, Crawford, Wisconsin.1 Benjamin Franklin Langdon was listed in Samuel Porter Langdon's household on the 1870 Census at Richwood, Richland, Wisconsin.2 Benjamin Franklin Langdon was listed as a son in Samuel Porter Langdon's household on the 1880 Census at Washington, Buena Vista, Iowa.3 Benjamin Franklin Langdon appeared on the census of 1885 in the household of Samuel Porter Langdon at Lincoln, Buena Vista, Iowa. Benjamin Franklin Langdon was listed as a hired man living with the William Erickson family on the 1900 Census at Paddock, Gage, Nebraska.4 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Clinton, Custer, Oklahoma.5 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Clinton, Custer, Oklahoma; living next door to the Bufort Freeborn family.6
Father*Samuel Porter Langdon b. 31 Jan 1814, d. 29 May 1886
Mother*Nancy Emory b. 1 Oct 1816, d. 2 Feb 1893

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 99. Written number 905. Dwelling 804.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 30. Dwelling 124.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0329 Page Number 43C.
  4. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED61. Dwelling 182.
  5. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED118. Dwelling 110.
  6. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED28. Dwelling 3.

Nathan Brown Hood

M, b. 14 August 1840, d. 18 December 1925
     Nathan Brown Hood was born on 14 August 1840 at Butler, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Samuel B. Hood and Sarah Jane Miller. Nathan Brown Hood married Mehitabel Sweet, daughter of Abijah Sweet and Mariah Rhodes, circa 1860 at first marriage for him. Nathan Brown Hood married Jane T. Tunnicliff on 1 January 1866 at 2nd marrige for him, Loganville, Sauk, Wisconsin. Nathan Brown Hood died on 18 December 1925 at Lone Rock, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 85. He was buried after 18 December 1925 at Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin, Corpl. 6 Wis. L.A. - GAR.1
Nathan B and Jane T Hood tombstone

     Nathan Brown Hood was also known as N. B. He was listed in Samuel B. Hood's household on the 1850 Census at Cranberry, Butler, Pennsylvania.2 Nathan Brown Hood was listed in Samuel B. Hood's household on the 1860 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.3 Nathan Brown Hood was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin; living between Samuel B. Hood & Joseph Hood.4 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.5 In 1880 N. B. HOOD, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Lone Rock; was born in Pittsburgh, Penn., Aug. 14, 1840; he was educated at the “Iron City” College, Pittsburgh; he came to Wisconsin in 1859, locating in the town of Spring Green, Sauk County, which has been his home ever since, with the exception of the time he was in the service of the Union, and the year 1868, which he lived in Loganville, this county. In the war of the rebellion, Mr. Hood first enlisted in the Sixth Wisconsin Battery; was enrolled in September, 1861, and served in the battery until December, 1862, then was transferred to United States Signal Corps, in which he served until July, 1864, and in January, 1865, entered Co. E, 49th W. V. I., and served in that regiment until the close of the war, when he was honorably discharged. In politics Mr. Hood is an active Republican; at present writing he holds the offices of Justice of the Peace, Notary Public and Clerk of District Schools. He has been twice married; his first wife was Miss M. Sweet; she died Dec. 31, 1862; two children by the first marriage—Ida and Sylvester; his present wife was Miss Jennie Tunnicliff, of Loganville, this county; they have five children—Clarence C., Victor V., Eliza E., Adda A. and Ralph R. Mr. Hood owns a valuable farm, well located and improved. He was listed as a census enumerator on the 1880 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.6 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.7 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.8 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.9
Father*Samuel B. Hood b. 1812, d. 1894
Mother*Sarah Jane Miller b. Nov 1816, d. 30 Jul 1902

Children of Nathan Brown Hood and Mehitabel Sweet

Children of Nathan Brown Hood and Jane T. Tunnicliff

Citations

  1. [S180] Wisconsin Sauk Co Cemetery Records Vol 6, page 80.
  2. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 132.
  3. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 124. Dwelling 943.
  4. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 13. Stamp 234. Dwelling 31.
  5. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 230C.
  6. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, 1880 Census for Sauk Co, Spring Green: pg 1 #9,10.
  7. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED145. Dwelling 61.
  8. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED126. Dwelling 33.
  9. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED178. Dwelling 56.

August G. Baumgarten

M, b. 30 October 1860, d. 21 October 1948
     August G. Baumgarten was born on 30 October 1860 at Barum, Hanover, Germany. He was the son of Friedrich Baumgarten and Wilhelmine Katherina Henrietta Estorf. August G. Baumgarten married Katherina Licht, daughter of Friedrick Licht and Dorothea (?), on 28 November 1884 at Loganville, Sauk, Wisconsin. August G. Baumgarten married Bertha Huebing, daughter of Frederick Huebing and Elizabeth Geffert, on 19 March 1899 at Loganville, Sauk, Wisconsin. August G. Baumgarten married Bertha A. Niemann, daughter of Henry Friedrich Niemann and Anna Margaretha Hasz, in March 1918 at Iowa Announcement is made of the recent marriage of Miss Bertha Niemann of Madison and A. G. Baumgarten of Loganville, which took place at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Carl Kuethe, Waverly, Iowa, Rev. Emil H. Rausch officiating. The couple was attended by the bride's brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Niemann. Mr. and Mrs. Baumgarten left on a trip to Florida and will be at home to their friends after the first of April in Loganville. (published in The Capital Times, Madison, WI, 09 Mar 1918).
Bertha Niemann - A. G. Baumgarten marriage announcement 09 Mar 1918
August G. Baumgarten died on 21 October 1948 at Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 87 August G. Baumgarten age 88 years, passed away Thursday afternoon at St Mary's Ringling hospital after a week's illness. He came to this country from Germany about 85 years ago and settled with his parents on a farm in the Township of Westfield. In 1890 he started a farm implement business in Logaville. He also operaed an implement store at Rock Springs for a number of years. In l935 he retired and moved to Baraboo where he has made his home since. He is survived by his wife and five sons and daughters, Mrs. Edward Koenecke, Reedsburg; Mrs. Dean DuBois; Mrs. John Hughes, Madison; Lawrence of Milwaukee and Harold of Reedsburg. He also leaves to mourn his eighteen grand children, five great grandchildren, two brothers, Otto Meyer of Rock Springs, and Fred Baumgarten of Baraboo, one sister Mrs. Henry Schultz of the town of Westfield, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held on Monday Afternoon at two o-clock at St. John's Lutheran church. Rev. H.C.Kirchner officiating. Burial will be in St. Peters cemetery in Loganville. He was buried after 21 October 1948 at St. Peters Cemetery, Loganville, Sauk, Wisconsin.
     August G. Baumgarten was also known as A. G. He immigrated in April 1862 to Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin. He was listed in Heinrich Wilhelm Meyer's household on the 1870 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.1 August G. Baumgarten was listed as a son in Heinrich Wilhelm Meyer's household on the 1880 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.2 August G. Baumgarten was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Excelsior, Sauk, Wisconsin.3 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.4 Circa 1918 A. G. BAUMGARTEN has been identified with the business interests of Sauk County for a long period of years and is now one of the leading merchants of Loganville. Mr. Baumgarten was born in Germany, son of Fred and Wilhelmina Baumgarten, and came from that country in 1862, the family locating
on a farm five miles east of Loganville in Sauk County. In 1879 Mr. Baumgarten went to Chicago, was in that city eighteen months, and in the summer of 1883 was at Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he engaged in the gardening and sodding business. From there he went to North Dakota, but in the following October returned to Loganville in Sauk County and bought a half interest in the Loganville Grist Mill. That was his chief business, connection for six years. During 1889-90 he conducted a hotel and saloon at Loganville, selling out in the latter year. For five years he was in the agricultural implement business at Ableman, having bought out E. P. Richardson in 1895. In 1900 Mr. Baumgarten returned to Loganville and bought the general store of E. F. Merrimen. For ten years he continued to sell goods as a general merchant and farm implement dealer, and then disposed of the general merchandise department and concentrated his entire attention upon agricultural implements. In 1914 he added automobiles, and this is now one of the most thriving enterprises of that section of Sauk County. Mr. Baumgarten has been twice married, both wives being now deceased. He first married Katherine Licht, and by that union had three children, named Hulda, Martha and Irene. For his second wife he married
Bertha Huebing, and by his second marriage there were four children, namely: Edwin, Lawrence, Levera and Harold. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Loganville Village, Westfield Twp, Sauk, Wisconsin.5 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Loganville, Sauk, Wisconsin.6 He and Bertha A. Niemann lived in 1935 at Loganville, Sauk, Wisconsin, as reported in 1940 census. August G. Baumgarten was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin.7
Father*Friedrich Baumgarten b. 11 Mar 1825, d. 12 Nov 1867
Mother*Wilhelmine Katherina Henrietta Estorf b. 5 Jun 1830, d. 6 Oct 1881

Children of August G. Baumgarten and Katherina Licht

Children of August G. Baumgarten and Bertha Huebing

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: M593_1739; Page: 295B; Image: 598; Family History Library Film: 553238.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 1446; Family History Film: 1255446; Page: 280C; Enumeration District: 265.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED132. Dwelling 2.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED130. Dwelling 27. Stamp 62.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED171. Dwelling 39. Sheet 2B.
  6. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-22. Dwelling 36.
  7. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4523; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 56-2.

Emma Dorothea Steckelberg

F, b. 1 December 1882, d. 12 March 1965
     Emma Dorothea Steckelberg was born at Wisconsin on 1 December 1882. She was the daughter of Frederick Steckelberg and Augusta Wilhelmina Uphoff. Emma Dorothea Steckelberg married Henry George Niemann, son of Henry Friedrich Niemann and Anna Margaretha Hasz, on 22 June 1904 at Sauk, Wisconsin. Emma Dorothea Steckelberg died on 12 March 1965 at Wisconsin, at age 82. She was buried after 12 March 1965 at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery; row 9, Westfield, Sauk, Wisconsin.
     Emma Dorothea Steckelberg was also known as Emilie. As of 22 June 1904,her married name was Niemann. She was listed as wife in Henry George Niemann's household on the 1910 Census at Westfield Twp, Sauk, Wisconsin.1 Emma Dorothea Steckelberg was listed as wife in Henry George Niemann's household on the 1920 Census at Westfield Twp, Sauk, Wisconsin.2 On 10 March 1930 Fred Steckelberg, 72, injured. Emma Dorothea Steckelberg was listed as wife in Henry George Niemann's household on the 1930 Census at Loganville, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
Father*Frederick Steckelberg b. 23 Jan 1858, d. 4 Jul 1935
Mother*Augusta Wilhelmina Uphoff b. 27 May 1865, d. 10 Jul 1901

Children of Emma Dorothea Steckelberg and Henry George Niemann

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 130. Sheet 1A. Dwelling 10.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 171. Sheet 1B. Dwelling 16.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-22. Sheet 1A. Dwelling 16.

Vernon Otis Mollet

M, b. 12 July 1915, d. 13 June 1983
Vernon Mollet
Verne and Gladys Larson Mollet
Verne Mollet - WWII in France
Vernon Mollet 1975
Vernon Mollet - army
Vernon Otis Mollet - age 5
Vernon Otis Mollet - age 15
Vernon Mollet circa 1921
Vernon Mollet
     Vernon Otis Mollet was born on 12 July 1915 at Clearfield (near Winner), Tripp, South Dakota. He was the son of Ernest Franklin Mollet and Ellen Charlotte Carlson. Vernon Otis Mollet died on 13 June 1983 at VA Hospital; from brain cancer; suffered from depression and alcoholism, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, at age 67 Vernon Mollet, 67, Alcester, died Monday (June 13, 1983) in a hospital in Sioux Falls. The funeral will be Thursday 2 p.m. in Nathanael Lutheran Church, Alcester, with the Rev. Charles Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery under the direction of Wass Funeral Home, Alcester. Mr. Mollet was born July 12, 1915, in Clearfield, S.D. At the age of five the family moved to Geddes. He was married to Gladys Larson Oct. 30, 1945, in Alcester, and they farmed northwest of there. Survivors are his wife; two sons, Murrey, Beresford, and Marlon, Sioux Falls; two daughters, Mrs. Curtis (Janene) Abrahamson, Olathe, Kan., and Mrs. Riley (Janice) Gall, Yankton; a brother, Clarence, Byron, Minn; three sisters, Mrs. Dora Varuska, Geddes, Mrs. Bernice Trainer, and Mrs. Ruby Nedved, both of Rapid City, and eight grandchildren.
Vernon Mollet obituary
Vernon Otis Mollet obituary
He was buried on 16 June 1983 at Nathanael Lutheran Church & Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Alcester, Union, South Dakota.
Vernon Mollet gravesite
Vernon Otis Mollet funeral card

     Vernon Otis Mollet was also known as Verne. Mollet brothers - standing Clarence, Al Seated Ed and Vern.
Mollet brothers - standing Clarence, Al Seated Ed and Vern
He was listed as a son in Ernest Franklin Mollet's household on the 1920 Census at Geddes, Charles Mix, South Dakota.1 Vernon Otis Mollet was listed as a son in Ernest Franklin Mollet's household on the 1930 Census at Geddes, Charles Mix, South Dakota.2 Vernon Otis Mollet was graduated in 1933 at Geddes High School, Geddes, Charles Mix, South Dakota. He appeared on the census of 1935 in the household of Ernest Franklin Mollet at Geddes ward 3, Charles Mix, South Dakota. Vernon Otis Mollet was listed as a son in Ernest Franklin Mollet's household on the 1940 Census at Geddes, Charles Mix, South Dakota.3 On 22 December 1940 Chris and Louise Larson - 25th wedding anniversary - 22 Dec 1940. Handwriting by Gladys Larson Mollet. On 23 February 1942 at military enlistment in Army.
Vernon Mollet military enlistment
Vernon Otis Mollet began military service on 27 June 1942. He ended military service on 12 October 1945. On 10 April 1947 at spent Easter Sunday at the home of Mr and Mrs. Chris Larson. He obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; Last residence Alcester, Union, South Dakota. On 25 August 1955 Mr and Mrs George Steeneck of Hawarden, Mr and Mrs Vern Mollet and family and Mr and Mrs Forrest Sappingfield and family were guests in the Herman Smearman home Thursday evening in honor of Mrs Smearman's birthday. Before 1968 Verne and his dad Ernie Mollet.
Verne and his dad Ernie Mollet
On 18 February 1968 at Hawarden, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Gibson of Canton were honored on their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday, February 18, at the home of their daughter, Mrs. J. Lawrence Schiefen of rural Hawarden. Dinner guests included Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Faughender and Gaylen and Mrs. Hannah Paulson, all of Geddes, South Dakota, and Mrs. Dorothy Schiefen of Hawarden. Friends and relatives who came in the afternoon to surprise the honored couple were Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Gibson of Tyndall, South Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Gibson, Mrs. Herb Olson and Mrs. Glen Jerke of Avon, South Dakota; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Strehlow and Vicky and Mr. and Mrs. Chester Vipond of Hudson; Mr. and Mrs. Verne Mollet and Mrs. Martha Smearman of Alcester; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Biddle, Verla and Glenda of Garretson, South Dakota, and Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Twedt of Canton. At the close of the social afternoon lunch was served by the hostess. On 5 July 1972 at Qualm family reunion.
Father*Ernest Franklin Mollet b. 23 Nov 1882, d. 14 Jul 1968
Mother*Ellen Charlotte Carlson b. 27 Aug 1883, d. 21 Dec 1958

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 40. Sheet 7B. Dwelling 34.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED12-8. Dwelling 55.
  3. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Geddes, Charles Mix, South Dakota; Roll: T627_3851; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 12-8.

Chris Larson

M, b. 28 May 1894, d. 9 April 1997
Chris Larson in cowboy hat
Chris Larson
Chris Larson
Chris Larson
Chris Larson - young
Louise and Chris Larson
Ida and Chris Larson
Chris Larson and Bryan Larsen
     Chris Larson was born on 28 May 1894 at near Blair, Washington, Nebraska. He was the son of Lars Chris Larsen and Ane Maria Pedersen. Chris Larson married Louise Christine Frohreich, daughter of Friedrich Wilhelm Frohreich and Sarah Mader, on 22 December 1915 at home of bride's mother, near Armour, Charles Mix, South Dakota, Married at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. S. Frohriech, December 22, at 3 o'clock, her daughter, Louise Christine to Chris Larson. Rev. Friedrickson, of Armour, pronouncing the words that made them man and wife. The wedding was a pretty one. The bride charmingly gowned in white silk trimmed with fur and lace and a veil and carried a wreath and carried a bouquet of white and yellow chrysanthemums. The bridesmaid, a sister of the bride, wore a gown of blue silk trimmed in white embroidery. The groom and his best man, brother of the bride, wore blue serge. There were 130 guests present including Mrs. H. Reimer and son, Willie from Oklahoma, Mrs. Lena Sikmann, of Yankton, both sisters of Mrs. Frohreich, Salma and Walter Fiddler, Charley Holtz and Franky Rempp, of Mission Hill, cousins of the bride. A splendid wedding feast was served at 6 o'clock in the evening. Many valuable present were received by the young couple. The afternoon was spent very socially and in the evening, a dance was given in honor of the marriage. The bride few to womanhood in Charles Mix County and has numerous friends here. The groom also few to manhood in this county and is an industrious young man. They will reside on a farm east of Geddes. The newlyweds left Thursday for Harrison, Nebraska, where they will spend their honeymoon visiting at the home of the grooms parents. We wish to join with friends in extending congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Larson and wish them a long and prosperous life. They expect to be home after February 1st.1
Chris Larson and Louise Frohreich wedding photo
Chris Larson and Louise Frohreich wedding day
Chris Larson married Ida Olive DeHaven, daughter of Wilbur LeRoy DeHaven and Lulu May Ferrel, on 9 October 1952 at Morrill, Nebraska. Chris Larson died on 9 April 1997 at age 102. He was buried after 9 April 1997 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery aka Alcester Cemetery, Alcester, Union, South Dakota.
     Chris Larson was also known as Christen. Chris Larson was also known as Larsen. He obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Alcester, Union, South Dakota. Family photo.
Viola, Chris, Gladys, Louise Larson
He and Louise Christine Frohreich were photo by car.
Chris and Louise Larson
Chris Larson migrated in 1897 at Left Blair to Homestead 10 miles south of, Armour, Douglas, South Dakota. He was listed as a son in Lars Chris Larsen's household on the 1900 Census at Moore, Charles Mix, South Dakota.2 Chris Larson migrated in 1903 at Moved southwest of, Lake Andes, Charles Mix, South Dakota. He migrated in 1906 at Rented land 4 miles east of, Geddes, Charles Mix, South Dakota. He migrated in 1908 at Moved to, Harrison, Sioux, Nebraska. He migrated in 1910 at Farmed Paulson place near, Geddes, Charles Mix, South Dakota. He was listed as a son in Lars Chris Larsen's household on the 1910 Census at Running Water, Sioux, Nebraska; living next door to his daughter and son-in-law Hannah & Carl Paulson.3 Chris Larson purchased land in 1917 at Bought 200 acres east of, Geddes, Charles Mix, South Dakota. He witnessed the marriage of Lindhart Mikkelsen and Wilhelmena Augusta Frohreich on 9 April 1918 at Charles Mix, South Dakota; County of Residence: Charles Mix. Post Office: Lake Andes.4 Chris Larson was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Goose Lake, Charles Mix, South Dakota.5 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Moore, Charles Mix, South Dakota.6 He was ill with which left Chris in a coma for 10 weeks on 4 June 1934 at had stroke. He was a farmer in 1940. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Rhoda, Charles Mix, South Dakota; name listed as Christ Larson.7 On 22 December 1940 Chris and Louise Larson - 25th wedding anniversary - 22 Dec 1940. Handwriting by Gladys Larson Mollet.
Chris and Louise Larson - 25th wedding anniversary - 22 Dec 1940
He migrated in 1941 at Came to, Union County, South Dakota. He purchased land in 1944 at Bought 200 acres east of, Alcester, Union, South Dakota. He purchased land in 1945 at Bought Dean place northwest of, Alcester, Union, South Dakota. On 10 April 1947 at spent Easter Sunday at the home of Mr and Mrs. Chris Larson. Circa 1948 Great-Grandma Mary Larsen, baby girl Mollet, Grandpa Chris Larson and Gladys Mollet.
Great-Grandma Mary Larsen, baby girl Mollet, Grandpa Chris Larson and Gladys Mollet circa 1948
On 7 September 1967 at Ed Gunderson family reunion Including Chris Larson and Hannah Paulson - The Daily Republic (Mitchell, SD).
Ed Gunderson family reunion 07 Sept 1967 - including Chris Larson and Hannah Paulson - The Daily Republic (Mitchell, SD)
In May 1993 Chris Larson, well-known farmer and cattle feeder of the Alcester area for many years will be 99 years old on May 28. In those ninety-nine years Chris endured some unbelievable experiences, close calls and terrible hardships which he survived only with his one-in-a-million blend of perseverance, determination and endurance. In the settlement of South Dakota and the development of farming practices into the modern, mechanized system of the present time several stages of development have occurred. Usually we think of this as the work of people of two or three generations. Seldom do we find in the lifetime of one person the experience of homesteading on the prairie, breaking the sod and living through thee experiences of depression, drought and dust storms, two world wars and then continuing on and participating in the age of modern farming, and this in the lifetime of a person who is still living and remembering this history. In his 99 years, Chris has lived and experienced the whole range of the settlement and development of South Dakota farming. He remembers prairie fires, devastating droughts, grasshoppers that ate everything in sight and lots of hard times.
A few years ago Chris Larson sat down with a tape recorder and with a keen sense of memory described many of the events of his life, some stories almost unbelievable but as Chris says time after time on his tapes, "Now you people of today might not believe this, but it's absolutely true." And all who know Chris know that if he says so you can believe it. This is the storey of Chris's life where he lived it, in Charles Mix county, South Dakota, in the Nebraska panhandle around Harrison and the last half of his life in Union county around Alcester.
Chris's parents, Lars and Mary Larsen were born, grew up and married at Viborg, Denmark, where his father, Lars, served in the Danish Army. Three sons were born to them in Denmark. Lars came to America alone in 1888 and three years later his wife and three sons came to America to join him at Blair, Nebraska, where he had farm work. One son died while they were at Blair and three other children were born there, Chris and a brother and sister. In 1897 they family loaded up in a covered wagon and moved to Charles Mix county, South Dakota, and settled on a farm one mile east and one mile north of the old Mansbridge store in Moore township. Three years later they moved to a different farm about a mile east. While there a tornado took every building except the house, so they moved again, this time to a farm four west and two south of Lake Andes, a farm with a lot of extremely hilly ground. His father had Chris and his brother and sister go down to tat farm the summer before they moved there and put up hay for the winter. Chris was only about eight, his brother 12 and his sister 10. With a team and buckrake and pitchforks the three children stayed here and stacked hay for two or three weeks. Chris learned to work hard at an early age. Later that fall the family moved down to the hilly farm west of Lake Andes. Chris remembers it as a place that required a lot of hard work. He remembers his mother shearing eighty sheep with a hand clipper. There were acres of hill pasture which had to be fenced which required many days of cutting posts by the Missouri river and putting in the fences. Then a prairie fire might come along and burn a lot of the posts and it was back to more post cutting and fencing. At this time Christ was not quite old enough to split rock and put in fence posts. It was his job to ride the rented pasture land which is now the town of Lake Andes. When the town of Lake Andes was built Chris's father helped haul the lumber for the town and also for the building of Geddes. One day Chris neglected his pasture duties for a bit and picked up 17 eggs somewhere which he sold for twenty cents at a saloon and bought some cigarette paper and piece of candy, (a rare luxury). One time when Chris was 12 his brother Bryan was ten, the boys were sent with four horses to a farm near Geddes to stay by themselves and plow with a walking plow. They had to stand on a box to reach high enough to harness the team. After a time they became so lonesome that they turned the horses loose, knowing they would go home and thus they got to spend one night at home, eight miles away.
After a few years on the farm by Lake Andes his father decided to take up a homestead in the panhandle of Nebraska. Horses, cows, machinery and household furnishing were loaded on one of the so called emigrant trains, destination Harrison, Nebraska. At Harrison they unloaded and by team and wagon made their way 22 miles south till they came to knoll on the prairie where Chris said his father stated, "this is where we'll have our farm." The wagon was emptied and over a small trench which they had dug in the ground, the empty wagon box was turned over. This was the shelter for the family until a small house was erected. They had left eight or ten horses back at Lake Andes so Chris's father had to return to bring them out for use on their Nebraska farm, just six miles from the Wyoming line. A small house and barn were built and they began breaking sod and planting crops. The following year, 1909, Chris started school, mostly all older kids and such a rough bunch that the teacher stood it for only about two months and then quit.
Chris's years as a young lad around Harrison were filled with some rugged experiences. One winter a very severe snowstorm killed hundreds of cattle, mostly those of the large ranchers in the area along the Niobrara river. The cattle drifted with the storm into the river and were covered with snow and suffocated. The only thing salvageable was the hide. He remembers hayracks, loaded with hides, pulled by four horses, coming into Harrison where the hides were shipped out by rail. Chris worked that winter for a rancher named Jack Berett and was in charge of feeding 200 head of cattle. After the storm he rode for hours trying to locate them. When he was ready to give up he noticed steam coming from a huge snowbank. He got help to scoop them out and not a one died. There on the ranch at Harrison he learned to handle and break horses. He spent most of his free time breaking wild horses to ride for use on buggies or machinery. He had a riding horse which he could ride into Harrison across country jumping over any fences they encountered not having to open the fifteen to twenty gates along the way. The next year Chris's sister and brother-in-law, who were farming east of Geddes in South Dakota decided that they wanted to homestead in Nebraska too. Chris's father decided that it would be a good idea if he rented their farm at Geddes and had Chris go back to South Dakota to farm it. So with spring approaching they took a couple of teams of horses, two wagons and few other pieces of farm equipment and loaded them on the train at Harrison for the trip back east. One passenger was allowed to ride along with the freight, so rather than buy a ticket, Chris hid under the wagon box. He had been seen earlier there with his father so the railroad men became suspicious. They found him and was put off the train. He had to buy a ticket on a passenger train and caught up with his father at Norfolk. There they took the railroad spur north to the town of Niobrara, Nebraska, where they would cross the Missouri into South Dakota. They unloaded from the train, hooked up their teams and prepared to drive across the Missouri on the ice. Warm weather had caused the ice to honeycomb. They were told to walk beside their wagons as far as the harness lines would reach, then if the wagons broke through they would have a chance to save themselves. They made it across safely to Running Water on the South Dakota side. The next day, heading for the farm at Geddes and caught in a snowstorm, spring seemed a long ways away. The storm became severe and they stopped at a farm near Tyndal where they were invited in for the night with the family who, Chris said, "were a Bohemian family, wonderful people." The next morning when the storm lad eased up and they were leaving, Chris's father asked what they owned for the several meals and feed for the horses. He remembers that the amount asked was only about four or five dollars but his father had only a larger bill and the farmer had no change for it. "You'll be going through Wagner, just leave the money at the bank there" said the farmer host. Chris was impressed at the trust that man had in them, two complete strangers. They completed the trip the next day to the farm east of Geddes and Chris got his few essential pieces of household furniture and supplies put away and then a few days later it was time for his father to head back to Harrison. With a team and buggy Chris took his father to Bonesteel, crossing the Missouri again, to make the trip back on the stagecoach which was still a major means of transportation in that area where railroads were not yet available to all towns. As soon as the snow melted and the ground dried up a bit Chris started the spring plowing with the old walking plow that they had brought back from Nebraska. An old neighbor, named Larsen, (a Dane but not a relative) and his wife came along in their top buggy, headed for Geddes. The kindly old neighbor walked over to where Chris was plowing with the dilapidated walking plow and said, "You'll never raise a crop in ground plowed like that, nothing but lumps that look like a hog has been rooting here. You've got to have a better plow than that." Chris said he had no money to get a better plow. "Don't worry about that," his neighbor said, "I'm going to Geddes now, I'll get you a new plow and pay for it." Thanks to that kind and generous neighbor, that afternoon someone from Rice Brothers Implement in Geddes brought out to Chris a new plow that did a good job of plowing and it was a plow with a seat on it! This was real progress, a riding plow. Later Chris's father paid for the plow.
Father*Lars Chris Larsen b. 24 Nov 1862, d. 1941
Mother*Ane Maria Pedersen b. 6 Mar 1859, d. 2 Mar 1956

Child of Chris Larson and Louise Christine Frohreich

Citations

  1. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949, Spouse: Chris Lorson.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED79. Dwelling 134.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED230. Stamp 247. Dwelling 125.
  4. [S342] South Dakota, South Dakota Marriage Certificates, 1905-1949.
  5. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED41. Dwelling 119.
  6. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED12-20. Dwelling 60.
  7. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Rhoda, Charles Mix, South Dakota; Roll: T627_3851; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 12-26.