Merrills Willey

M
Father*Clement Bates Willey
Mother*Candace Merrills

Charlotte Beach

F
Father*(?) Beach
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1818As of 1818,her married name was Willey.

Captain John Emery

M, b. 1758, d. 1831
  • Captain John Emery married Susannah Bartlett.
  • Captain John Emery was born in 1758 at Newbury, Massachussets.
  • He died in 1831.

Henrietta Emery

F
Father*Captain John Emery b. 1758, d. 1831
Mother*Susannah Bartlett b. 1756, d. 1814
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHenrietta Emery was also known as Harriet.
Married Name1821As of 1821,her married name was Beach.

Dr. William K. Beach

M
Father*(?) Beach

Emma (?)

F, b. 1914, d. 1999
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Moles.

Bessie Alene Figert

F, b. 15 August 1896, d. 8 June 1980
Father*John Merton Figert b. 5 Jan 1867, d. 11 Dec 1948
Mother*Dora Mae Martin b. Jun 1874
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name15 May 1918As of 15 May 1918,her married name was Kinsley.
Census DateLocation
22 June 1900Sheridan, Carroll, IowaBessie Alene Figert was listed as a daughter in John Merton Figert's household on the 1900 Census at Sheridan, Carroll, Iowa.1
1910Beaver, Miner, South DakotaBessie Alene Figert was listed as a daughter in John Merton Figert's household on the 1910 Census at Beaver, Miner, South Dakota.2
     On 25 May 1958 at 40th wedding anniversary suprise party.
Mr and Mrs Harold Kinsley 40th wedding anniversary suprise party - 03 June 1958 The Daily Republic (Mitchell, SD)
On 26 June 1966 at Mr and Mrs Dell Kinsley 50th wedding anniversary.

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED43. Dwelling 108.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED314. Dwelling 51.

Nettie Mae Figert

F, b. 13 September 1898
Father*John Merton Figert b. 5 Jan 1867, d. 11 Dec 1948
Mother*Dora Mae Martin b. Jun 1874
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationNettie Mae Figert was also known as Nellie.
Married Name16 July 1925As of 16 July 1925,her married name was Truex.
Census DateLocation
22 June 1900Sheridan, Carroll, IowaNettie Mae Figert was listed as a daughter in John Merton Figert's household on the 1900 Census at Sheridan, Carroll, Iowa.1
1910Beaver, Miner, South DakotaNettie Mae Figert was listed as a daughter in John Merton Figert's household on the 1910 Census at Beaver, Miner, South Dakota.2

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED43. Dwelling 108.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED314. Dwelling 51.

(?) Figert

?, b. after 1893, d. before June 1900
Father*John Merton Figert b. 5 Jan 1867, d. 11 Dec 1948
Mother*Dora Mae Martin b. Jun 1874

Harold Kinsley

M, b. 11 March 1899, d. 9 June 1971
Father*John Ethan Matthew Kinsley b. 13 Apr 1864, d. 21 Jun 1918
Mother*Ida Frances Millage b. 4 Jul 1867, d. 20 Dec 1937
  • Harold Kinsley was born on 11 March 1899 at South Dakota.
  • He was the son of John Ethan Matthew Kinsley and Ida Frances Millage.
  • Harold Kinsley married Bessie Alene Figert, daughter of John Merton Figert and Dora Mae Martin, on 15 May 1918 at South Dakota.
  • Harold Kinsley died on 9 June 1971 at Mitchell, South Dakota, at age 72 Harold Kinsley obituary.
    Mitchell Daily Republic June 19, 1971 - Harold Kinsley obituary
    Mitchell Daily Republic June 10, 1971 - Harold Kinsley obituary
  • He was buried on 12 June 1971 at Fedora Cemetery, Fedora, Miner, South Dakota.
     On 25 May 1958 at 40th wedding anniversary suprise party.
Mr and Mrs Harold Kinsley 40th wedding anniversary suprise party - 03 June 1958 The Daily Republic (Mitchell, SD)
On 26 June 1966 at Mr and Mrs Dell Kinsley 50th wedding anniversary.

Clarence Wilbur Figert

M, b. 28 January 1903, d. August 1965
Father*John Merton Figert b. 5 Jan 1867, d. 11 Dec 1948
Mother*Dora Mae Martin b. Jun 1874
  • Clarence Wilbur Figert was born on 28 January 1903 at Iowa also reported as 28 JAN 1902.
  • He was the son of John Merton Figert and Dora Mae Martin.
  • Clarence Wilbur Figert married Leona Pauline Imhoff on 12 January 1929.
  • Clarence Wilbur Figert died in August 1965 at age 62.
Census DateLocation
1910Beaver, Miner, South DakotaClarence Wilbur Figert was listed as a son in John Merton Figert's household on the 1910 Census at Beaver, Miner, South Dakota.1
     Clarence Wilbur Figert obtained US Social Security Card at South Dakota; last residence Mission, Todd, South Dakota.

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED314. Dwelling 51.

Ethel Maude Figert

F, b. 2 December 1900, d. circa 1908
Father*John Merton Figert b. 5 Jan 1867, d. 11 Dec 1948
Mother*Dora Mae Martin b. Jun 1874

Leona Pauline Imhoff

F, b. 21 January 1908
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name12 January 1929As of 12 January 1929,her married name was Figert.

Donald Martin Figert

M, b. 29 July 1914, d. 1980
Father*John Merton Figert b. 5 Jan 1867, d. 11 Dec 1948
Mother*Dora Mae Martin b. Jun 1874

Angelina Marie Boccabello

F, b. 12 June 1914
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Figert.

Raymond Kinsley

M, b. 13 October 1888, d. 18 January 1958
Father*John Ethan Matthew Kinsley b. 13 Apr 1864, d. 21 Jun 1918
Mother*Ida Frances Millage b. 4 Jul 1867, d. 20 Dec 1937
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRaymond Kinsley was also known as Ray.
  • Raymond Kinsley was born on 13 October 1888 at South Dakota.
  • He was the son of John Ethan Matthew Kinsley and Ida Frances Millage.
  • Raymond Kinsley died on 18 January 1958 at Wascott, Douglas, Wisconsin, at age 69.
  • He was buried after 18 January 1958 at Winter Cemetery, Winter, Sawyer, Wisconsin.

Eva Mae Kinsley

F, b. 9 November 1890
Father*John Ethan Matthew Kinsley b. 13 Apr 1864, d. 21 Jun 1918
Mother*Ida Frances Millage b. 4 Jul 1867, d. 20 Dec 1937
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1912As of 1912,her married name was Lutz.

Mabel Marie Kinsley

F, b. 3 December 1901
Father*John Ethan Matthew Kinsley b. 13 Apr 1864, d. 21 Jun 1918
Mother*Ida Frances Millage b. 4 Jul 1867, d. 20 Dec 1937
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Robley.

Winnie Leona Kinsley

F, b. 13 November 1904
Father*John Ethan Matthew Kinsley b. 13 Apr 1864, d. 21 Jun 1918
Mother*Ida Frances Millage b. 4 Jul 1867, d. 20 Dec 1937
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1971As of before 1971,her married name was Dahl.

Edwin Albert Lutz

M, b. 9 February 1888

George Lester Robley

M, b. 27 February 1898

Frederich Kemler

M, d. 18 January 1885
  • Frederich Kemler married Christana Vogel.
  • Frederich Kemler died on 18 January 1885.

Children of Frederich Kemler and Christana Vogel

Christana Vogel

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Kemler.

Children of Christana Vogel and Frederich Kemler

Regine Rosine Kemler

F, b. 20 September 1851, d. 16 September 1926
Father*Frederich Kemler d. 18 Jan 1885
Mother*Christana Vogel
  • Regine Rosine Kemler was born on 20 September 1851.
  • She was the daughter of Frederich Kemler and Christana Vogel.
  • Regine Rosine Kemler died on 16 September 1926 at age 74.

Maria Kemler

F, b. 30 July 1852, d. 5 December 1924
Father*Frederich Kemler d. 18 Jan 1885
Mother*Christana Vogel

Emilie Kemler

F, b. 15 February 1859, d. 1 January 1897
Father*Frederich Kemler d. 18 Jan 1885
Mother*Christana Vogel

Rufus Hannum

M, b. 2 March 1820, d. after 1880
Father*Warren Hannum b. Jul 1797, d. 14 Mar 1880
Mother*Laura Hamilton d. 1857
     RUFUS HANNUM, of Lancaster, represents one of the oldest pioneer families in Grant county, Wis., having arrived here Feb. 18, 1837.

Warren HANNUM, father of Rufus, was born in Belcher, Mass., in July 1797, and when a young man went to Genesee county, N.Y., where he married Miss Laura HAMILTON, a native of Northampton, Mass., but whose father died in the Bay State, and the mother and daughter subsequently located in Genesee county, N.Y. Soon after his marriage, Warren HANNUM and wife removed to Cattaraugus county, N.Y., but shortly afterward returned to Genesee county, remained there a few years, and then went to Chautauqua county, where he located in the woods and partly cleared up a farm, which he afterward sold and then came to Grant county, Wis., at the date mentioned above. He purchased a 400-acre tract of land in Jamestown township, of which tract 160 acres had been fenced, and 125 had been broken up the previous year, and one crop taken off. The tract cost about $4,500 and Mr. HANNUM was allowed four years in which to pay for it, which he succeeded in doing; it may be stated that the money he had realized from the sale of his property in New York was about exhausted, but he succeeded in paying for the land from the crops. The proximity of the lead-mining district rendered agricultural products a good price, and Mr. HANNUM, being a good manager, prospered rapidly. In 1856 Mr. HANNUM sold his farm to eastern parties, who were not practical farmers, and after receiving $3,000 partial payment on the place, the land came again into his possession.

When Warren HANNUM brought his family to Wisconsin it consisted of himself, his wife, three sons and four daughters. (Another son, Marshall, was born in Grant county, but died in Cassville several years ago.) The family came in two wagons, the distance being about 800 miles, and many weeks' time was consumed in making the journey. In the fall of 1857 Mr. HANNUM was bereft of his wife, and he later went to Le Roy, N.Y., and there married Mrs. Martha COOK. After several years' residence in the East he returned to Grant county, Wis., and died in Lancaster, March 14, 1880; his second wife died May 1, 1884. Warren HANNUM possessed all the traits of the true New England Yankee, was industrious and economical and shrewd in managing his own affairs. He was originally a Whig in politics and afterward a Republican, was liberal in his religious views, and so lived as to win the unfeigned respect of all his neighbors. To Warren HANNUM and his first wife were born nine children, eight of whom attained mature years, and of these, two sons and four daughters are still living. Of the survivors Rufus is the eldest and Warren is the next; Laura is the widow of Robert KILBOURN; Sophia is the widow of James KILBOURN; Mercy and Mary are twins - the former being the widow of Orrin DODD, and the latter the wife of John HOWARD, and both reside in Arkansas. Two, Manley and Marshall, who reached maturity, are deceased.

Rufus HANNUM, whose name opens this biographical review, was born in Cattaraugus county, N.Y., March 2, 1820, and was brought to Wisconsin by his parents. His schooling opportunism here were somewhat circumscribed, and in the fall of 1839 he returned to New York and made his home with an uncle in Genesee county for a year, and in the winter attended school, adding considerably to his fund of school knowledge. In March, 1840, he started on foot, on his return to Wisconsin, and walked 100 miles from Genesee county to the home of an uncle near Mayville, in Chautauqua county, N.Y. Two days later he resumed his journey on foot, and walked to Erie, Penn., where he took a stage for Pittsburgh; and thence, by steamer, via St. Louis, Mo., he reached Galena, Ill., late in March, and thence came home. For several years Rufus HANNUM worked as a carpenter, and in 1847 and 1848 worked in a machine shop in Milwaukee. In 1848 he married Miss Amelia WELLS, and in 1850 went overland to California, and for about three months worked in the mines. He had been preceded to the Golden State by his brother Manley, who crossed the Plains with the first train from the States in 1849. The two brothers started on the homeward trip together, leaving San Francisco in the fall of 1850 and arriving in St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 1, 1851.

In the meantime, Mrs. Rufus HANNUM had passed away, leaving one child, Amelia, who died after reaching maturity. On June 8, 1852, Mr. HANNUM married Miss Louisa M. POWERS, daughter of John and Eunice POWERS, the former of whom was born in Vermont and the latter near Syracuse, N.Y., where Mrs. HANNUM was born April 6, 1826. When a young women the present Mrs. HANNUM came west to visit a brother and sister in Michigan, and while there was offered a position as school teacher, which she accepted. Her father and mother soon afterward came to visit their children in 1852, and on this visit were taken ill and died leaving four daughters and four sons. At the death of her parents, the daughter returned to the New York home. She was there married to Mr. HANNUM, with whom she had been acquainted in early life. To this union have been born seven children, of whom George and Frank are now residents of South Dakota; Mary is still at home; and Flora is the wife of Charles BONHAM; the three deceased children were Charles, Ella and an infant that died unnamed.

Rufus HANNUM purchased the old homestead from his father and occupied many years. He was for a long time the leading farmer of Grant county, and a successful raiser of short-horn cattle. He brought to the county the first imported draft horse ever seen here, and was in fact the prime factor in promoting the raising of blooded stock in Grant county. In the spring of 1882 Mr. HANNUM retired from active farming and made his home in Lancaster, where he was a handsome residence and is surrounded with all the comforts of life, and where he and family enjoy the respect, pure and unalloyed, of all who know them.

Child of Rufus Hannum and Amelia Wells

Children of Rufus Hannum and Louisa M. Powers

Louisa M. Powers

F, b. 6 April 1826, d. after 1880
Father*John Powers d. 1852
Mother*Eunice (?) d. 1852
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name8 June 1852As of 8 June 1852,her married name was Hannum.

Children of Louisa M. Powers and Rufus Hannum

Amelia Hannum

F, b. circa 1851
Father*Rufus Hannum b. 2 Mar 1820, d. a 1880
Mother*Amelia Wells d. b Jun 1852

Frank Hannum

M, b. circa 1855
Father*Rufus Hannum b. 2 Mar 1820, d. a 1880
Mother*Louisa M. Powers b. 6 Apr 1826, d. a 1880