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101 Note, marriage certificate does not have the year and is also missing clerk's signature and embossing. Family F1541
102 Note: birth record is hard to read, but looks like 14 June 1843 Labbé, Marie Anna (I61)
103 Note: he has a delayed birth certificate in Oregon that lists his birthplace as Adams County, Nebraska, but family records show Hubbell in Thayer County Shaffer, William Alexander (I173)
104 Note: Luceal's family group sheet showed date of birth as 20 Nov 1888. Headstone shows 30 Nov 1888. Vesey, Mabel Dorothea (I199)
105 Note: Shasta County does not have a birth certificate for him (queried Shasta County Record in 2003). Shaffer, Lacy Elmer (I9)
106 Note: St. Anne's Church is part of the Church of Ireland. Family F3011
107 Note: the Oregon Death Index indicates he died in nearby Marion County, Oregon.

Obituary in the Hillsboro Argus, 8/31/1959:

Services for Harvey S. Keller, 431 W. Garibaldi, will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Sunset Chapel of Donnelson, Sewell & Hammack Mortuary with vault interment at Fir Lawn Cemetery. He died Saturday at the age of 90.

The Rev. R.C. Leonard will officiate. Mrs. Willetta Grafham will sing and Mrs. Dorothy Eigenhuis will be organist. Casket bearers will be Edward Wallichs, Tom Miller, Lawrence Flint, John West, Jr., Earl Pickett and E.A. Christiansen.

Mr. Keller was born in New Amsterdam, Ind., Oct. 20, 1868, the son of John and Jane Keller. He was married to Miss Rose Alice Jinks April 4, 1894 in Broken Bow, Neb. He moved to this area in 1944 after retiring as meter reader and repairman. He was a member of Hillsboro Christian Church.

Mrs. Keller preceded him in death in 1958 and one daughter, Mrs. Elna Sloggett, died in 1953. Survivors include four daughters, Lorena Coxon and Blanche Edwards of Hillsboro, Mrs. Wallace (Twila) Densmore of Beaverton and Clara Roberts of Long Beach, Cal., two sons, Warren of Grand Island, Neb., and Emory of Lucerne, Cal.; sister, Mrs. J.D. Amsberry of Hillsboro, 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Christian Church building fund. 
Keller, Harvey S (I19)
108 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Private (I671)
109 Obituary from The Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT)

July 4, 1999

Freda Barp Baldwin Capson

Freda Barp Baldwin Capson, 87, passed away June 30, 1999 in Murray, Utah.

Born November 27, 1911 in Tyrol, Italy. Married Alvin Baldwin in 1929; he preceded her in death. Married Valoran Capson in 1958; he preceded her in death.

Survived by grandchildren, Marsha Allen (Ken); Sherrol Petersen; Paulette Mouchet (George); five great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren; brother, George (Edith) Barp. Preceded in death by two daughters, Joanna Buck and Waneta Roberts; and grandson, Richard Buck.

Services will be held Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 1 p.m. at Holladay-Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 South Highland Dr. Viewing one hour prior to service. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Cemetery, 3401 S. Highland Dr.

Barp, Fernanda Lina (I12)
110 Obituary from the Lewiston Morning Tribune, March 26, 2003

Esther L. Mouchet, 90, Lewiston

Esther Lillian Adriansen Mouchet, 90, died Saturday, March 22, 2003, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. She was a longtime Lewiston resident and retired teacher.

She was born to John and Olga Adriansen in Moscow Sept. 16, 1912. She was raised in Moscow and obtained her education there from grade one to her time at the University of Idaho. She graduated in 1937 with a bachelor's of science degree in home economics.

She met George Mouchet in Lewiston, where they were both teachers. They were married July 2, 1943, in Miami Beach, Fla., where George was stationed during World War II. After the war, they both attended Los Angeles Chiropractic College.

They returned to Idaho in 1949. George was a chiropractor in Lewiston and Grangeville and Esther taught home economics. They returned to Lewiston in 1963. Esther taught third grade in Asotin and retired from her work there. Her husband died Aug. 10, 1989.

She was a Camp Fire leader for five years while her children were young. She also assisted in Cub Scouting. She taught Sunday school and helped with children's summer Bible school for many years. She was a member of Orchards Community Church in Lewiston and attended Orchards Christian Church during the last few years.

Esther was an active member of the Lewiston-Clarkston Soroptimist International and the retired teachers group. She was a former member of the Idaho Writers League, Toastmasters, the League of Women Voters, Alpha Delta Kappa Honorary Teachers Society and the Nez Perce County Historical Society. Her volunteer work included Meals on Wheels, Senior Citizens Group, the Lewis-Clark Center for Arts and History, and the Area Agency on Aging.

One of her pleasures was visiting with former students. This goes back to students from her first teaching assignment at Weippe High School.

Survivors include two daughters, Jeanne Washam of Fall River Mills, Calif., and Sue Dorval of Othello, Wash.; son Tom Mouchet of Santa Rosa, Calif.; sister Alice Tumelson of Central Point, Ore.; seven grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and a granddaughter, who was stillborn.

There will be a memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday at Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home in Lewiston 
Adriansen, Esther Lillian (I511)
111 Obituary from The Salt Lake Tribune
August 15, 1995

Valoran Russell Capson

Valoran Russell Capson, 87, passed away August 13, 1995.

Born March 16, 1908, to Albert and Martha Russell Capson. Married Wilma Maxwell, June 27, 1935. Born to them, Russell Capson and Carolyn Capson McKee. Wilma Capson died February 18, 1988. Married Freda Baldwin in 1958.

Preceded in death by parents, four sisters and two brothers. Survived by wife, son, Russell (Peg); daughter Carolyn (Jim) McKee; stepdaughter, Waneta (Paul) Roberts, California; many grandchildren, who dearly loved him.

Family requests no flowers. Do something nice for a friend.

Graveside service, Wasatch Lawn Cemetery, 3401 So. Highland Dr., 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, 1995. Viewing prior to service 2-3 p.m., Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 So. Highland Dr. Funeral directors, Cottonwood Mortuary. 
Capson, Valoran Russell (I145)
112 Obituary in the Hillsboro Argus, 4/21/1958

Last rites for Mrs. Rose Alice Keller, who died Thursday at her Hillsboro home, were held Monday afternoon in the Sunset Chapel of Donelson, Sewell, Hammack Mortuary. The Rev. Jack Hann and the Rev. R.C. Leonard officiated.

She died in her home after a lengthy illness, at the age of 83 years.

Rose Alice Jinks was born at South Side, W. Va., September 16, 1874, the daughter of Robert and Margaret Amsberry Jinks. she moved with her family to Nebraska in 1889, where she lived until April 4, 1894, when she was married to Harvey S. Keller at Broken Bow, Neb. The couple moved to Oregon in 1944, settling at Hillsboro, where they have lived since.

Mrs. Keller was a member of the Hillsboro Christian church and excelled at flower growing and sewing, which she enjoyed.

Surviving are her husband, Harvey S.; four daughters and two sons: Mrs. Lorena Coxon and Mrs. Blanche Edwards, all of Hillsboro; Mrs. Wallace (Twila) Densmore, Beaverton; Mrs. L.F. (Clara) Roberts, Long Beach, Cal.; Warren Keller, Grand Island, Neb., and Emery Keller, Cloverdale, Cal; A sister Mrs. Cora Lamb, Culver, Minn.; a step-sister, Mrs. Luce Blake, Brewster, Neb.; Brother Robert Jinks, Cassville, Neb.; a daughter, Edna Sloggett who preceded her in death in 1953, and a sister, Mrs. Priscilla Caldwell, died in 1956. Twelve grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren also survive.

Casket bearers were John West Jr., Earl Pickett, Lawrence Flint, Julius Biksen, E.A. Christiansen, Robert Soule. Honorary bearers were Dr. R. J. Harvey, Charles Draper, William Hulbert, Ernest Creekpaum, and Elmer ross.

Vault interment was at Fir Lawn cemetery. 
Jinks, Rose Alice (I22)
113 Obituary in the North County Times, 3/4/2000:

Theresa Roberts, 69

VALLEY CENTER ---- Theresa P. Roberts, 69, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at Beverly Manor Convalescent Hospital, of a cancer.

Born Feb. 19, 1930, in St. Jean, Quebec, she lived in Valley Center for one year. She was the owner/operator of Hilltop Cacti Inc. in Vista from 1970 to 1995.

Mrs. Roberts was preceded in death by her son, Michael Poulin, on Aug. 15, 1981. She is survived by her husband of 17 years, Lewis F. Roberts of Vista; daughters and sons-in-law Lu Ann and Antonio Ramos of Vista and Ellen and Randy Roberts of Jackson, Wyo.; brothers Andree Belanger and Jean Belanger, both of St. Jean; sisters Jacqueline Landouceur, Irene Poulin and Pierrette Benjamin, all of St. Jean; and stepgrandchildren Jennifer Ramos and Christifer Ramos, both of Vista.

The family suggests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, 800 Escondido Ave., Vista, CA 92084.

Neptune Society is handling arrangements. 
Belanger, Theresa (I301)
114 Obituary in The Oregonian, Saturday 17 April 1993


A memorial service for Twila Rose Densmore, a longtime resident of the Portland area, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 18, in the Tigard Christian Church. Burial will be in Skyline Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Densmore died of causes related to age Monday, April 12, in a Portland hospital at the age of 80.

She was born August 31, 1912 in Mason City, Nebraska. At the age of 10, she moved to Grand Island, Nebraska, where she completed her schooling. As a young woman, she worked for several variety stores including Woolworth Co. She married Wallace W. Densmore on April 19, 1933.Mrs. Densmore was a homemaker. She lived in the San Francisco Bay area for about 11 years, and had worked for the J. C. Penney Co. She moved to the Portland area in 1947.

She was a member of the Beaverton Christian Church for 27 years before joining the Tigard Christian Church six years ago.Survivors, in addition to her husband, include a brother, Warren Keller of Grand Island, Nebraska. 
Keller, Twila Rose (I184)
115 On the 20th of July 1851, at eleven o'clock in the morning, appeared before us, Miffaut, mayor and officer of the civil registry of the Commune of Chenecey-Bullion, County of Quinger, in the Doubs department, Mouchet Philibert, Eugène, Léon, age 31, manager, living at the Forges de Chenecey plants, who declared to us that yesterday at five o'clock in the afternoon, was born in his home at the aforementioned Forges de Chenecey, a female child that he presented to us, child he had with Caroline Françoise Maire his spouse, and declared that he wished her to be given the first names of Marie, Carole, Léonie. Both the declaration and the presentation made in the presence of Xavier Cointet, age 26, and Jean-Joseph Miffaut, age 21, both farmers living in Chenecey . Both the aforementioned father and the witnesses have signed with us the present birth certificate after it was read to them. (Translated by Sophie Blachet of French Gen Web.) Mouchet, Marie Caroline Leónie (I746)
116 One unsourced tree on Ancestry says he died in 1870 in Nebraska. Shaffer, Salathial Lee (I179)
117 Per will of Thomas Pattison, she was living at 28 Rue Constantiople, Paris in 1937. Pattison, Jeanne Marie Louise (I169)
118 Pio's obituary:


Pio Barp, 84 resident of Rock Springs the past 65 years, was found dead at his home,
1016 Eighth St., Tuesday morning.

The death of Mr. Barp, a retired coal miner, was discovered by his neighbor,
Mrs. Frank Dolence, who checked on him each day.
He apparently had died in his sleep earlier in the morning.

Born May 5, 1884, in Scurelle, Trento, Italy, he came to the United States 65 years ago, coming directly to Rock Springs at that time.
He married Josephine Breda in 1922 in Rock Springs. She died several years ago.

Mr. Barp was a member of our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church.

Surviving are one stepson, Rudy Breda, two nieces, Mrs. Mary Pratt, Frontier, and Mrs. Freda Capson, Salt Lake City; one nephew, George Barp, Big Piney; one sister, Maria Girardelli, living in Italy, and several nieces and nephews in Italy.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10AM. at R.L. Volsey Funeral Chapel, the Rev. Charles Bartek officiating. Interment will be in Kemmerer City Cemetery at 1:30PM with graveside services in charge of Rev. O'Conner of Kemmerer.

Friends may call at 100 Willow St. Thursday from noon and Friday until time of services.

Source: Rock Springs Paper, O/A 26 November 1968
(May have been called "Rocket Miner") 
Barp, Pio (I524)
119 Richard Everett was in New England as early as 1636, coming from England. It is surmised that he was born in County Essex. In the book Decendants of John Dwight, of Dedham, Mass. is stated in a footnote that Richard Everett and wife, Mary, came in the same ship with the original John Dwight, but no authority is given. Tradition states that Richard first settled at Watertown, Mass., but there is no record. Under the date of 6/29/1643 in the Town Records is entered the marriage of Richard Everett and Mary Winch. She came, aged 15, in the "Francis" of Ipswich on April 1638 with the family of Rowland Stebbins. After this marriage, Richard made Dedham is home. The name was spelled various ways -- Evered, Euered, Eurard. He made his will 5/12/1680 and it was proved 7/25/1682 (Suffolk Wills 1233). (Source: The William A. Amsberry and Related Families.) Everett, Richard (I82)
120 Searched Bourbonne, Haute-Marne decennial tables through 1902 for his death and did not find it. Also searched Fonenotte, Doubs 1863-1912 for his death with no luck.
Also searched Paris decennial tables 1873-1922 and didn't find him there either 
Mouchet, Philibert Eugène Léon (I58)
121 She was born in New York and moved with her parents to Lincoln, Nebraska when she was 7. She and her husband moved from Lincoln to Grand Island in 1918. She was vice president of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers while living in Nebraska. She was also the Nebraska state president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. In 1944 she moved to Salt Lake City. She was living with them at 1216 Charlton Ave when she died in 1949.

Source: Her obituary in the Salt Lake Tribune on April 10, 1949.

Note: Her death certificate says she was born on April 20, 1866, although census records indicate she was born in April of 1865. 
Bagley, Helen (I523)
122 Shows name as Wanita on birth cert., although she always spelled it Waneta Baldwin, Waneta June (I5)
123 So far the only information I have about Mary comes from the 1930 census and her daughter Helen's death certificate. In the 1930 census Mary is living with her daughter and son-in-law, Helen and Ed Roberts. She wasn't there in the 1920 census. Could that mean her husband died between 1920 and 1930? Gilbert, Mary (I733)
124 Some accounts state that William A. Amsberry served in the Mexican War and for his service received pay in government land warrants which he subsequently laid on land in Iowa. The author has no proof of this, as the National Archives have no pension or military records for him. The book Down on the Ridge, Reminiscences of the Old Days in Coalport and Down on the Ridge, Marion County, Iowa by Alfred B. McCown carries the following account of William Amsberry when we resided in West Virginia:

Besides tilling the soil down there on the hillsides and narrow little valley, Uncle Billy worked at his trade as a shoemaker while the boys hustled among the clods and stones and briars and sassafras. Uncle Billy was very popular, and new everybody for miles around. A public road wound its way from over on the "Big Sixteen" and other places as well, down the little creek, passing alongside of the old woodyard in front of Uncle Billy's House. ... one after another riding by on the road described would rein up his fiery steed and hail Uncle Billy with "Hello!" while he pounded and pegged away on an old cow-hide boot. This hailing him so often while at work got to be a sign of distress, so he gathered up his bench and tools and went out and sat down by the roadside where he stitched and pegged and pegged and stitched, ready for the next "Hello!" man that came that way.

William Amsberry continued to work as a shoemaker when he moved to Iowa and about this McCown relates: "(His) bench, in the winter season at least, was situated in the southeast corner of the living room near the old fireplace. Aunt Polly, with snow-white frilled cap, sits knitting by the light of the fire in the fireplace. Uncle Billy is pegging away on the sole of a shoe, working by the light of a tallow candle.

Not only was William a tanner and shoemaker, but he was a musician and composed some music. His music was clever and gained him notoriety. This music he would sing and play on the violin.

(Source: The William A. Amsberry and Related Families by Ruby Coleman)
He was living in Mason Co., VA (now WV) in 1820 on page 119 of the census; shown as being engaged in manufacturing which may have been his shoemaking business. He is shown with 1 male under 10; 1 male 26-45 (himself); 3 females under 10 and 1 female 26-45 (wife?). He did not legally marry Mary "Polly" Everett until 15 May 1823. Therefore, it seems logical that the female shown on the 1820 Federal Census was his first wife, thus making her death in Mason County, VA. The three girls would have been Marietta, age 9, Ruth age 3 and Rosetta, possibly age 7. Who is the male child? He has never been noted, so perhaps he also died.

The Western Christian Advocate shows an obituary dated 14 June 1848 for Mrs. Mary Ann Amsbary, 21, married to M.P. Amsbary (Amsbury) who survives; issue infant daughter; reported by J.F. Alkeson (Atkeson). No place is listed. Is it possible that M.P. Amsbary is the male child under 10 on 1820 census? The J.F. Atkeson could be John Atkeson (Atkinson) husband of Rosetta. His last will and testament was brought before the Marion Co., Iowa court 2 July 1861 and made provision for the sale of land and proceeds to be given to some of his children. Listed were Rosetta Atkeson's heirs. Nothing is shown for an earlier son and nothing is shown for heirs of daughter Marietta.
(Source: Ruby Coleman}
The Amsberrys of Custer county are the descendants of William A. Amsberry and Polly Everett, who entered into marriage relations in the state of New York, in 1821. William A. Amsberry's parents were of English descent, having emigrated to the United States in the early settlement of New England. William A. was a soldier in the war with Mexico, for which service he received his pay in government land warrants, which he subsequently laid on land in the state of Iowa, where he made his home in his old age. Soon after their marriage they left the stone and wood topped hills of New York and located in Mason county, Virginia, between two hills on a branch of the Little Sixteen, which meant a little stream of water coursing its way down the valley, over the pebbles and rocks, sixteen miles from the mouth of the Kanawah river.
Polly Everett Amsberry was the daughter of Francis and Sally Franklin Everett, the latter a cousin of Benjamin Franklin, the noted statesman and philosopher.
It was here in this humble home on the Little Sixteen that these people gave to the world William Franklin, Francis Everett, Lewis Norton, Almira, Horace Allen, and Matthew James Amsberry.
William A. Amsberry was a tanner and shoemaker by trade. He prepared his own tan-bark and tanned the raw material from which he manufactured the boots, shoes and leggins for the rugged woodmen, their wives and children of that day. Here he built a home and cleared out a small farm, on which employment for the children was furnished as they grow up. He was a musician and composer and gained wide popularity, as well as notoriety by his clever compositions of music, which he sang and played on the violin.
William F. Amsberry, the oldest of the children was the first to drift from the old plantation of the Virginia home. He with his young bride, Harriett A. Brown, moved to Marion county, Iowa, and located near the Des Moines river, near Knoxville, on government land for which they paid $1.25 per acre. They gave to the world Mary Jane Beatrice, Darius Mathew, Medora H., Boyd F., Marsena L., Kittie B., and twin boys who died in infancy.
Lewis Norton and his bride, Jane Coffman, in a few months followed and located on land adjoining his brother William F. They gave to the world Florentine, Lewis Allen, Mary, William Zachariah, James Green, Nola, Norton, Charley, Adaline and Lyman B.
Almira Amsberry, with her husband, William Beard, came soon after and located six miles down the river from her brothers, William and Norton. Their children were Albert, David D., Mary E., Ellen J., and Jabus Everett. William Beard, the husband and father, lost his life as a soldier in the Civil war. Some years after, the wife and mother married Pearly Troby. The second family of children were Ruth, Sophie, Allen and Pass. These children are married and have families. Ruth married James Runyan, Jr.; Ellen married Perry Dady; Sophie married Leonard Dady; Pass married Will Sharper.
Francis Everett Amsberry and his wife, Lucy Beard, remained on the old Virginia plantation until after the Amsberry settlement was made in Custer county, Nebraska. Their children are Margaret, Sally, John A., Martha, James M., Laura, Frank E., Myra, William, Ella and Floyd. All are married but Martha, and have families, and all live in Custer county except Floyd and family.
The two older children of William and Harriet Amsberry, Beatrice, now Mrs. H. T. Coffman, and Darius M. Amsberry, were the first to move to Nebraska to seek homes on the wild domain.



Darius and H. T. Coffman went to Nebraska in the fall of 1873 and located near Grand Island, in Hall county. Both Beatrice and Darius, before emigrating to the west spent a series of terms in Central University, a Baptist school at Pella, Iowa.
In the spring of 1874, John A. Amsberry came to the state and first located in Valley county, near Ord. Beatrice Amsberry, with her husband located on a homestead near Grand Island. Darius resumed his occupation as teacher in district number one, in Grand Island, where he taught five years in succession.
On learning of the organization of the new county of Custer, John and Darius located homesteads in sections thirty and thirty-one, township fifteen, range seventeen, near where Mason City now stands. This was the nucleus of the Amsberry settlement in Custer county. Prior to this settlement Darius M. had gone back to Iowa, in the spring of 1875, where he married Miss Evaline Greenlee, of Corydon, Iowa, on April eighth, the daughter of Sylvester and Esther Barnett Greenlee, pioneers of Wayne county, who had emigrated from Mason county, West Virginia. The children of this family are Minnie May, William S., Ama R., Lorin W., Jessie, who died in infancy; Lillie H. Minnie May married W. J. Clay, and they are living on a farm of their own near Broken Bow; William S. is married, and is express agent at Deadwood, South Dakota; Ama R. married Carl Foote, and is living on a, ranch of their own of several hundred acres, near Dunning, in Blaine county; Lorin W. is married living in Broken Bow and is a printer by trade; Lillie H. is living with her parents in Broken Bow.
After a year or more John A. Amsberry, growing tired of a bachelor life, returned to Iowa and married Miss Mary Buckley, daughter of Frank and Martha Buckley, who were former residents of West Virginia. Their children are Zadee, Frank, and Nellie. Zadee married Ray Duke, a druggist in Mason City, Nebraska. Frank is engaged with his father on the original homestead, with several hundred acres added, in farming and raising thoroughbred Poll Angus cattle, both farming and cattle raising are carried on extensively. Nellie is living with her parents.
When John and Darius located in Custer County there was but one neighbor in five miles, and not more than a half dozen settlers within a radius of fifteen miles, and less than two hundred in the county, which embraced a territory of forty-eight by fifty-four miles. Their buildings were constructed of sod, but little lumber being used, as their nearest railroad point where lumber could he bought was at Kearney or Grand Island, sixty miles distant. On account of the great distance from a railroad, groceries ceased to be a necessity in large assortment and quantity, but they were not without provisions as the canyons abounded in wild plums, grapes, currants and gooseberries in their season this wild fruit was gathered in large quantities in the fall, which provided sauce the year round. This with the sorghum made from home grown cane met all the needs in the line of food. Elk, deer, antelope, prairie chickens and jack-rabbits were plenty at first and from this source a supply of fresh meat could be obtained without much loss of time as they were at hand and were not very wild. The only time the colony was hard pressed for provisions was the winter of 1880 and 1881, when the snow was so deep from November, 1880, to April, 1881, that it was impossible to go to market or the grist mill, thirty miles distant, to secure bread stuff. Those who had not laid in a large supply of flour in the fall for weeks had to parch corn and grind it on their coffee mills for all the bread they ate.
After Darius M. Amsberry had proved up on his homestead, in 1884, he moved to Broken Bow, having been elected county superintendent of schools in the fall of 1882. He was elected for three consecutive terms, from 1882 to 1888. During this period the country had its greatest growth in population, and he organized in that time one hundred sixty-five school districts. In 1887 he purchased the Custer County Republican, the pioneer paper of the town of Broken Bow. The Republican was started with the platting of the town, June, 1882, by R.. H. Miller. At the close of his third term as county superintendent, January, 1888, he assumed personal busness [sic] and editorial management of the paper and continued active in it its management until August, 1906, when, having been appointed Receiver of the United States land office at Broken Bow, by President Theodore Roosevelt, in July of that year for a term of four years. He turned the active management of the paper over to his foreman, Charles K. Bassett, as practically all of his time was required in the government office, in disposing of the government land in his district under the Kinkaid law of six hundred and forty acre homesteads. At the expiration of this term he was re-appointed to the same office by President William Howard Taft. He continued the supervision of the publication of the Republican, however, until July 1, 1911, when he sold the plant to Norman Parks. He still resides in Broken Bow, where he has one of the best homes of the city, besides business; property, as well as valuable property joining the city.
Soon after finding valuable government land in Custer county these two pioneers, John and Darius Amsberry proceeded to notify their relations and friends of the splendid opening for free homes. It was not long until the valleys and hills around about were settled with Amsberrys and relatives. Among the first were Darius' father, mother and family; Zach Ambserry [sic] and bride. His mother, "Aunt Jane," widow of Norton Amsberry, and her family, Almira Amsberry, Trolly and her family, Francis E. Amsberry and family, Beatrice Amsberry Coffman, husband and family, Florintine Amsberry Mossman, husband and family, Rose Amsberry Greenlee, husband and family, Laura Ambserry [sic] Fisher, husband and family.



Medora H. Amsberry, who filed on a homestead where Mason City now stands, married George W. Runyan and they are now residing in Mason City, having retired from their valuable farm near town. They gave to the world, Ira, Ada, Blanch, Merle, William and Willis, twins, and Glenn. Ira married Fraces Rumery who following the example of their ancestors have filed on government land, under the Kinkaid act, on which they are residing. Ada married Buff Watson and is living on her father's farm near Alason. Blanch married Henry Rumery, who has taken a section of government land. Merle, who for several years has been a student in Grand Island Baptist College, as well as William, Willis and Glenn are still single, and all but Glenn have homesteads.
The children of Beatrice Amsberry Coffman are Mary, Harry, Hariet, Paul and Kittie. Harriet, Kittie and their father are dead and Paul is living on the home place near Mason with his mother, who after the death of her husband, moved from her city home back to the farm. Mary married James Kelley and they, with Harry are living on homesteads in Box Butte county. Harry married Rosa Runyan, daughter of Dug and Mary Jane Runyan.
Boyd F. Amsberry married Mollie Coffman. They gave to the world Elmer, Mary, Augustus. Hiram and Harry. Mary married Pratt Bliss. They are living in Seattle, Washington. Elmer and family and Augustus are living in Vancouver. British Columbia. Hiram and wife live in Anacortes, Washington, from which place he operates is postal mail clerk. Harry is still in school and at home with his parents.
Marsena L. Amsberry is married and has a valuable farm near Ansley on which he resides. His children living are Maple, Holly, Ora, Lavern, Violet and Ethel. Maple married John Mitchie and they live on their own farm adjoining her father. The other children are all at home with their parents.
Kittie Amsberry maried [sic] M. L. Whitaker, who is in the mercantile business at Canton, Nebraska, and have a section of land near, which the children work. They gave to the world Ray, Howard, Clifford, Mamie, Edith, Helen and Herbert, all of whom are at home.
Zach Amsberry still owns his homestead, which with time has become valuable, from which he and wife enjoies the fruits thereof in extensive travel for health and recreation. Their children are Alma and Fannie, and are both married.
Nola Amsberry married Henry Zimmerman and now reside in Ansley, near where they have a valuable farm. They gave to the world, Ray, Adaline, Thomas, Lottie, Fronia and Flora, all of whom are married, but Flora.
Norton, Charley and Lyman are married and live in the vicinity.
Aunt Jane is still living and makes her home with her youngest son Lyman on the farm.
The Amsberrys of Custer are generally prominent members of the Baptist church and active in all lines of Christian work, as well as all matters of public interest.
A portrait of D. M. Amsberry is presented on another page of this volume.
pps 999-1001 from http://www.rootsweb.com/~neresour/OLLibrary/Comp_NE/] 
Amsberry, William (I27)
125 Some of the following information was given by Roy Hunter the son of Alexander Hunter to Roy's daughter Lillian Hunter/Foutch & son-in law
Burl James Foutch sometime before Roy passed away November I, 1987. & some is Census from Lawrence,Mass. & Rushville, Illinois. I have
searched Vital Statistics at the court House in Rushville, Illinois. Alexander Hunter was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts -Essex Co. July 14,
1861. His family lived there for several years. When Alexander was 13 Years old his family came to Chappell, Nebraska-Duel Co. They also lived in
Juianta, Sidney , Hubbell & Holdrege, Nebraska. Listed on Census June 7 & 8th 1880 Industry Precinct Phelps Co. Nebraska. He met his future wife
Ida Baxter there. Her parents were Thomas Jefferson Baxter & Rosalia Ambrosius they were farmers. There family is listed on June 7,1880
Census Phelps Co. Nebraska . Alexander & Ida were married August 12,1886 in Holdrege, Neb. Ida's uncle Simon Ambrosius was one of their
witnesses. Alexander was 26 years old & Ida was 18 years old. Alex & Ida moved to Chappell, Nebraska where their first two children were born.
Cora Mae, Bertha Dell. The next child Ralph, was born in Holdrege, Nebraska There next move was to Hubbell, Nebraska Thayer Co. Their next
three children were born there; Lydia, Roy, Arthur. They made a big move to South Dakota in a covered wagon. This was their mode of traveling.
Their next child Harold was born in Spencer, McCook Co. S.Dakota. Then came Eva Fern born in Canova, Miner Co. S. Dakota. In the Spring March
12, 1912 Alex & his oldest son Ralph went by train from Canova, S.Dakota to Porterville, California. Alex shipped his farming horses by train to
Porterville, so he would have a start at farming when they got there. Alexanders sister Rebecca & her husband Byron Allison Shaffer were living in
Porterville. On the way-out Alex & Ralph had to layover 15 hours in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ida & the children that were home; Eva 6,Harold 9,
Arthur 12, & Roy 15, went to Ida's mother’s Rosalia Ambrosius/Baxter near Rushville, Illinois. Probably the town of"Industry, Illinois". They visited
her family for awhile. Ida & the children continued by train taking about 4 days to complete their trip to Porterville, Calif. Arriving April 13, 1912.
In the mean-time Alex had found a place for them to live. Alexander also found a job planting Orange trees for a farmer. He, Ralph 20, Roy 15,
Arthur 12 helped plant the grove. This took several weeks. Alexander bought a team of horses & the family migrated by covered wagon up the San
Joaquin valley to ”Cere's" a small town near Manteca & Stockton, California Alexander & Ida's youngest child a son William Thomas Hunter named
after Alex father was born in Manteca, California May 15,1917. Roy 15 was left in Porterville, California for a month to take care of the young
Orange Trees. They required a lot of irrigation as it is very warm in the valley. Roy bought a motorcycle & rode up the Valley to join the rest of his
family in Manteca. His father had bought 10 acres of land in Manteca where they grew tomatoes, sugar beets, & alfalfa Before Roy's arrival his
father Alex, brothers Ralph & Arthur worked in Ceres & the Area picking "Hops" for extra money. They farmed the 10 acres for about eight or
nine years. Alexander Hunter sold the farm in 1920 when William the youngest was about 3 Years old. Alex, Ida his wife & their family went to
Janesville, Calif. from there to Auburn, California. They were there a short time & made their last move to Eureka, California in a " Willys Overland
Touring Car " they went by way of Ukiah & Willits up the coast to Eureka the year was about 1922. There daughter Lydia & her husband Leo
Davenport lived in Eureka. When Ralph was 25 & Roy 21 they went to Montana to home-stead, but they were drafted into the Army in 1917.
World War I had started. Ralph was sent to France; Aragon Valley. Roy went to New-Port News,Virginia for training, but the Armistice was signed
November 11, 1918, so, he was discharged & never left the states. Alexander bought property in Eureka south of town called "Pine Hill". He
farmed strawberries & sold them for several years. Something else I remember about my Grandfather Alexander; he had cut his foot with an ax when he was young & he wore black high top shoes that ended up on the toes. I always remember him with white hair & a white mustache. My
grandmother Ida had long hair that she wore in a bun on top of her head. She let me brush her hair when I was a young teenager . We lived a couple
of blocks from them so, every day after school we visited with them. They were very religious people, so when my brothers Ken, Merle & I stayed at
night with them when our parents went dancing they would read from the bible & sing to us. We thought it was wonderful. My grandmother Ida
made hook rugs & braided rugs by hand. My grandfather Alex whittled me a wooden crochet hook & grandma taught me to crochet. I have very
fond memories of them They continued to live the rest of their lives in the same house. They are buried in the ”Sunset Mem Cem" Alex Section 7-
Grave 4-Row 23- Ida Section 7-Grave 1-Row 22 Eureka, California Humboldt Co.
Lillian Mae Deloras Hunter/ Foutch Dec. 3,1999 (Feb. 9, 2003) 
Hunter, Alexander (I747)
126 The 1860 census shows George W. and Rosella Shaffer and family to be living in Vinton, Iowa. His profession is listed as "carpenter" and he owned $400 in real estate and $150 in personal property. The 1870 census mortality schedule also said we was a carpenter and that he died of consumption (tuberculosis) in August of 1869 at the age of 42. The mortality schedule listed is state of birth as Illinois. In 1870, after George died, the census shows Rosella and family still living in Vinton. At that time, Byron's profession is listed as farming.

Obituary from the Vinton Eagle, August 11, 1869:

Sudden Death -- Last winter it was our painful duty to chronicle two sudden deaths, and that task becomes again ours. Mr. G.W. Shaffer had been for some months past in the employ of Ellis Bros. in their carpenter shop, and though not in robust health was still able to earn a subsistence for his wife and six small children. On Saturday last, Mr. Shaffer worked as usual during the forenoon, and seemed well. At dinner he ate heartily, and after a moment's rest started back to work in company with Mr. Ellis, who lives near. They had gone but a few rods when Mr. Shaffer began coughing, and brought up a small clot of blood. Remarking that was unusual, he was again seized with coughing and brought up larger quantities of blood. Turning around, and saying, "Ellis, I am gone," he endeavored, with the assistance of his companion, to reach home. But it was not to be, for after a few steps he fell exhausted on the ground, expired in a few moments, and was carried a corpse into the home which he had left not fifteen minutes before in apparent health. The terrible and sudden grief to he wife and little ones may be imagined, but not described. The deceased was buried Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. We learn that he left only the homestead to his family and that was encumbered with a debt of $200.

We are informed that the Methodist Church, (of which we believe the deceased was a member,) design raising the above amount, giving the mother a home for her fatherless ones. Should any of our citizens be asked to aide, we home they may heed the call of charity. 
Shaffer, George Washington (I64)
127 The Amsberrys lived in Mason County, W. Va, many years after they were married. An interesting story told about his life during the Civil War Days is as follows: He hid in the woods with two horses to keep them from being stolen by Rebel soldiers of General Jenkin's army as they marched down Shady Fork Creek Road. His nephew, Darius Beard, was with him. The soldiers took all the livestock they could find and these horses were the only ones left in the community that summer. He very willingly shared them with his neighbors and they had to do all the work on the farms that season.

On March 4, 1885, Francis E. Amsberry and his family left West Virginia for Nebraska. he rented a freight car (60 X 10') and the stored all their furniture, and other baggage in it and also used this car for living quarters on their way out. The left from Gallipolis, Ohio, on the above mentioned date. The write is not sure just how many of his children left with him. However, she is sure that the two oldest children, Sarah and Martha, went with him at this time. Others followed later. Both Francis and Lucy Beard Amsberry died and were buried in the state of Nebraska. Lucy Beard Amsberry died at mason City, Nebraska, October 15, 1915.

(Source: "The History of Adam Beard and His Descendants" by Irene Beard, 1952)


On March 4, 1885 the Francis E. Amsberry family left West Virginia for Nebraska. His son, John Allen Amsberry and his nephew, Darius Amsberry, had found valuable government land in Custer County and had notified relations about the opening for settlement. Francis rented a freight or immigrant railroad car, 60' X 10'. On this they stored their furniture and belongings and used it for quarters to get to Nebraska. They departed from Gallipolis, Ohio. Most of the 12 children wither went with them or followed later.

Francis homesteaded Section 35, Township 15, Range 18 and farmed 160 acres until his death. Francis died in Mason City, Nebraska and is buried in the Enon Cemetary, which is located on the north line of Section 35, Township 15, Range 18 on the old Amsberry homestead, about three miles west and a little north of the present Mason City. The old former town of Algernon was located northeast from this small cemetary. Lucy Beard Amsberry died at Mason City and is also burried in the Enon Cemetary.

(Source: The William A. Amsberry and Related Families)

This cemetery is located just south of Ansley, Custer County, Nebraska and is also know as the Amsberry or Algernon Cemetery. The former town of Algernon was located northeast from this cemetery. It is not located on any maps and is not accessible from the road. This list of tombstone inscriptions was done in the late 1960's.
Amsberry, Francis E. 1824-1897
Amsberry, Lucy b., 1827-1915
Amsberry, F. M. mar 5, 1854 - Sep 12, 1914 (old, home-made stone, hard to read)
Amsberry, Francis, Jan 18, 1824 - Aug 6, 1897 and his wife Lucy (Beard), Jan 12, 1827 - Oct 15, 1915
Amsberry, Martha, Sep 18, 1850 - Nov 2, 1928 ( no marker on grave)
Amsberry, Floyd, Mar 5, 1854 - Nov 2, 1928 (small marker - no dates)
[Source: http://www.rootsweb.com/~necuster/cmterys/enon.htm] 
Amsberry, Francis Everett (I25)
128 The birth certificate was an extract and says she was born 11 December 1855, but the original birth ledger from Lawrence shows 4 December. The original registrar used ditto marks to indicate the same day as above and the person creating the birth certificate apparently misread them as 11. Hunter, Rebecca Margaret (I30)
129 The date in the original record was recorded as 29 vendemiaire, year 6 of the French Republican Calendar. This translates to 10 October 1797 on the Gregorian calendar. Mouchet, Claude Francois (I103)
130 The earliest record of the Beard family that can be traced here in the United States is of David Beard, the first one of our family to settle here. Legend tells us that his family were natives of Ayrshire, Scotland, but left there because of religious persecution and went to North Ireland. David Beard apparently came from there to America. No actual facts are known by the write about his early life here, except that he lived in Virginia and was a soldier in the American Revolution. He was in the army of General Greene, serving with him through the Southern Campaign, rising to the rank of captain. He was badly wounded at the battle of Cowpens, January 17, 1781, having been shot through the abdomen while leading a charge near the close of the conflict. After his recovery, he again entered the service and was at the surrender of Yorktown. After the war was over, he returned to Virginia and settled in Bedford County.

(Source: "The History of Adam Beard and His Descendants" by Irene Beard, 1952)

Note: There is some controversy about whether Isabella Carson was David Beard's wife. 
Beard, David (I131)
131 The following information is from Steve Coulter:

GEORGE MOCK/MUCK, son of George Muck & Sophia Muller, born George Mock, 5
June 1771 in Lancaster Co., PA; christened 22 June 1771 at Warwick
Congregation near present-day Brickerville in Clay Twp.; died 1 Sept 1837 in
Harrison Co., IN; buried with his wife in Hottel/Gilmore cemetery in
Washington Twp., 4 miles southwest of Corydon, Indiana, near his daughter,
Rebecca Keller. In the 20th century, the adjacent farmers did not maintain
their fences, and allowed their cattle to graze in the cemetery. As a result,
all the gravestones have been knocked over. George's was in many pieces when
I found it 30 years ago. His surname was spelled Muck on his tombstone, as
was his wife's. On 26 Aug 1802 in Frederick Co., VA, George Mock married
Mary Gander, dau of Peter Gander & Barbara Weber; b. 21 Sept 1777; d. 14 Feb
1849 in Harrison Co., IN. The marriage bond was signed by Mary's brother,
Jacob Gander. When planning to marry in eighteenth and nineteenth century
Virginia & North Carolina, the prospective groom took out a bond from the
clerk of the court in the county where the bride had her usual residence as
surety that there was no legal obstacle to the proposed marriage.
George appears in the personal property tax lists of Frederick Co., VA in
1799, 1801, and 1802. From 1803 through 1811, he is on the Montgomery Co., VA
personal property tax lists. In the 1810 federal census of Montgomery Co.,
VA, he is listed as George Muk. In 1811, George & Mary moved to Harrison
Co., IN, where they owned 160 acres in section 8, twp. 4, range 3. On 8 June
1818, George Mock purchased 50 acres in section 18, twp. 5, range 5, for $6;
and 100 acres in section 7, twp., 5, range 5, for $7.
In his will, dated the same day as his death, 1 Sept 1837, and proved 18 Sept
1837, George Muck identifies his wife as Mary and their children as
Elizabeth, John, Jacob, Samuel, Margaret wife of Henry Keller, and Nancy wife
of Anthony Pitman. The administrator was his nephew, Peter Senseney, son of
Mary's sister Nancy. All other records found for Henry Keller's wife call
her Rebecca Muck; possibly her full name was Rebecca Margaret, and her father
was used to calling her by her middle name. Both her marriage record and her
tombstone, and the 1850 federal census call her Rebecca. On 24 Aug 1839, in
Harrison Co., IN, Rebecca Keller sold her 1/6th share of her father's land in
section 8, twp. 4, range 3, to her brother Samuel & his wife Mary. Children
of George Muck & Mary Gander:
1. Rebecca Muck b. 8 May 1803 in Virginia; d. 9 June 1881 in Harrison Co.,
IN; m. 25 July 1821 in Harrison Co., IN to Henry Keller II, son of Henry
Keller & Margaret Snapp (see Hottel, Keller, Snapp). Rebecca's husband Henry
died 18 Oct 1837--48 days after her father, George Muck. Rebecca was
carrying their last child at the time.
In the 1850 Federal census, Rebecca, with $2,000 of real estate, was head of
a household containing her six Keller children. (See Hottel & Keller pages
for Rebecca's children.
2. Nancy Muck, b. about 1805 in VA; d. about 1836; m. 22 May 1828 in Harrison
Co., IN to Anthony Pitman, b. about 1802 in VA; at least 4 children: Mary,
Samuel, Elisabeth, & Rebecca
3. Jacob Muck b. about 1806 in VA; farmer; m. 1 July 1832 in Harrison Co., IN
to Elizabeth Melton, dau of David O.Melton & Catherine Pfrimmer; at least 5
children:Mary, Catharine, Nancy, David, Sarah A.
4. Samuel Muck b. about 1808 in VA; farmer; m. Mary ________; at least 2
children: Eliza J., George S.
5. Mary Muck, b. c. 1810; possibly the daughter Elizabeth named in her
father's will? Mary Elizabeth was a common name in the 1800s. 6. John Muck b. about 1812 in IN; farmer; m. 31 Dec 1835 in Harrison Co., IN
to Ursula Fellme; at least 6 children: Rebecca, Julian, Ester, Elizabeth,
George, & Sarah
7. Henry Muck, not named in his father's will, so may have pre-deceased him;
m. Jane McFadden 
Muck, George (I130)
132 The following is from Steve Coulter:

GEORGE MOCK, believed to be a son of Henry Mauck, born John George Mauck in
Germany before 1743; died 1808 near Middletown, Frederick Co., VA; will
written 13 Sept 1803; proved 4 Oct 1808 at Winchester, Frederick Co., VA.
George Mock also arrived at Port Philadelphia on 18 Sept 1749 aboard the ship
Ann. He settled in Lancaster County, PA, where he married on 21 April 1761
at Warwick Settlement in Clay Township to Sophia Muller, 4th child of Johann
Leonhardt Muller & Ana Maria ________; b. 6 May 1737 in Lancaster Co., PA;
christened 30 May 1737 at East Cocalico, Lancaster Co., PA; died about 1821
in Frederick Co., VA. George and Sophia belonged to the Emmanuel Lutheran
church located near present-day Brickerville; at that time the church was
known as the Warwick Congregation.
About 1775, George & Sophia moved to the area of Middletown, Frederick Co.,
VA. On 8 Sept 1775, he purchased 307-1/2 acres of land on Cedar Creek from
William Vance. In his will, written 13 Sept 1803, and proved 4 Oct 1808 at
Winchester, Frederick Co., VA, George Mock states his son George married a
woman contrary to his wishes and was otherwise disobedient; he then leaves
George Jr. only one dollar. This was a common practice when disinheriting
children. If the child was not mentioned at all, he or she could sue the
estate, claiming he or she was accidently omitted. George Jr's first child,
our grandmother Rebecca, was born 8 May 1803. If George Sr. saw this baby
granddaughter before he wrote his will four months later, you wonder how he
could be so hard-hearted. He also disinherited his son Daniel, leaving him
only one dollar. George Sr. mentioned owning land in both Frederick and
Shenandoah Counties in Virginia. The remaining son, Christopher Mock,
evidently didn't agree with the way his father's estate was divided. When
Christopher died the following year, leaving a widow but no children, he
bequeathed property to both his disinherited brothers.
George's children are identified by his will as: Christopher, who died
without children about 1809; GEORGE, who moved on to Montgomery Co., VA for
several years, then died in Harrison Co., IN in 1837; Daniel, who moved on to
Fairfield Co., OH, where he died by 1830; Catherina who married Jeremiah
Eberly and whose descendants remain in the Shenandoah Valley to this day,
Susannah who married Philip Setzer and settled in Warren Co., VA, dying
before 1850; Christina who married Jacob Harmon and moved to Montgomery Co.,
VA where she died in 1839. The descendants of brothers Daniel and George Jr.
retained the surname spelling of Muck. 
Mock, George (I351)
133 The following is from Steve Coulter:

Grandmother Anna Bauman Weber/Weaver's ancestors were also German-speaking
Please note the early generations are a bit vague, and have not been verified.

ULI JULIUS BUMAN; had at least one son:

HANS BUMAN had at least one son:

PETER BUMAN, son of Hans Buman, married Greta Widner & had at least one son:

HANS BUMAN, son of Uly Buman; married Verena Lehman or Lehmann; at least one

GROSS HANS BUMAN, son of Hans Buman; b. about 1505; had at least one son:

KLEIN HANS BUMAN or BAUMAN, son of Gross Hans Buman, b. about 1540; d. about
1606; married Margaret Suter; at least one son:

JUNGHANS SUTER BAUMANN, son of Klein Hans Bauman, b. 26 Nov 1570 in
Durrenmoss, Switzerland; d. 26 Feb 1618/19 in Durrenmoss; married Elsbeth
Russerin; at least one son:

OSWALD BAUMAN, son of Junghans Suter Baumann, b. 10 Aug 1600 in Durrenmoss,
Switzerland; d. 1673 in Horgen, Switzerland; married Margreth Landis, dau of
Hans Landis & Margaretha Hochstrasser (some researchers say Oswald married
Judith Dandiker); at least one son:

HANS RUDOLPH BAUMAN, son of Oswald Bauman, b. 1636 in Horgen, Switzerland;
baptized 26 Dec 1636 at Herzel, Canton Bern, Switzerland; d. after 1683 in
Alsace, France; married Anna Santamann or Santman; at least one son:

WENDEL WYANT BAUMAN, son of Hans Bauman, b. about 1681 in Thun, Canton Bern,
Switzerland; d. Apr 1735 in Pequea, Lampeter Township, Lancaster Co., PA;
coopersmith; Swiss Mennonite; immigrated to America in 1709; living in
Germantown, PA in 1711; married Anna Funck, dau of Heini Funk & Katharine
Meili; Note: Bauman will also be found spelled Baumann or Bowman; at least
one dau:

ANNA BAUMAN, dau of Wendel & Anna Bauman, b. about 1703 in Switzerland; d. 11
Feb 1771(or 1777) in Lancaster Co., PA; married 10 March 1723 in Lancaster
Co., PA to Jacob Weber/Weaver; their daughter Barbara married Peter Gander
and was the mother of Mary Gander Muck (see Muck, Gander, & Weber sections) 
Bauman, Anna (I374)
134 The following is from Steve Coulter:

JOHANN LEONHARDT MULLER, father of our grandmother Sophia Muller Mock, was
born about 1712, probably in the German Palatinate; died in late 1761 (will
signed 2 Nov; probated 9 Dec) in Warwick Township, Lancaster Co., PA. He
arrived in America 14 Aug 1728 on the ship Mortonhouse. He married 1st to
Ana Maria __________; 10 children: Johannes Jacob, Susanna, Maria Magdalena,
SOPHIA, Leonhard, Anna Elisabetha, Anna Barbara, Anna Catarina, Christoph, &
Margaretha. He married 2nd 24 July 1750 in Warwick to Maria Barbara
Eichelberger; 3 children: Christina Barbara, John Georg Michael, & Andreas.
His will calls him Leonhard Miller, and names his wife Barbara & 9 children:
Jacob, Leonhard, Susanna, Sophia, Elizabeth, Barbara, Catharine, Christopher,
& Andrew. 
Muller, Johann Leonhardt (I359)
135 The following is from Steve Coulter:

PETER GANDER, father of our grandmother Mary Gander Muck, was born about 1740
(or earlier), either in Lancaster Co., PA, or in the Germanic alpine slopes
of northern Switzerland. The Germanic pronounciation of Gander resulted in
it often being spelled Gaunder by English county clerks in Shenandoah County,
Virginia, where Peter died in Jan 1808. His estate details cattle, sheep,
hogs, farming tools, spinning wheels (both wool & flax), a churn, a blue
cupboard, a walnut table, bedsteads, & "some old pewter." On 9 June 1788,
Peter purchased 200 acres in southern Shenandoah Co., VA, for one pound
sterling. This hilly land lies seven to ten miles west of the town of
Edinburg on the present Valley Pike (U.S. route 11). On 29 June 1789, Peter
moved down the Shenandoah Valley to southern Frederick Co., VA, where for
"five shillings sterling", he purchased 33 acres near Strasburg and along
Cedar Creek---which marks the boundary between Shenandoah & Frederick
counties. Much later, this land was the site of the bloody battle of Cedar
Creek during the Civil War. Peter Gander married, probably about 1760 in
Lancaster Co., PA, to Barbara Weber/Weaver, dau of Jacob Weber/Weaver & Anna
Bauman (below). Peter Gander & Barbara Weber had at least 6 children: Samuel
Gander, b. 1761; Jacob; Nancy; John; Magdalena; & MARY (see above for Mary
Gander Muck's family) 
Gander, Peter (I344)
136 The following story mentions Alvin. It was exerpted from from http://www.bigpiney.com/bigpiney/sommers2.htm

Biography of Albert P. "Prof" and May McAlister Sommers
Compiled by Jonita Sommers

Prof Sommers taught school in Doniphan County, Kansas, in 1896 and 1897. A.P. Sommers was mustered into the 22nd Regiment Kansas Volunteer Infantry for the Spanish American War on May 16, 1898. Prof Sommers died July 9, 1928, from a severe case of high blood pressure which formed a blood clot on the brain causing his death. Prof was in the Cabin Field irrigating with his hired man, Alvin Baldwin, when he began having a stroke. He called to Alvin to help him get on his horse and take him to the house, which was about 1 1/2 miles away. Alvin put Prof on the horse, but he was so weak he fell off before reaching the house. He was put back on the horse, but could not stay there. Baldwin saw Jules J. Giroud fishing and noticed he had a car. They put Prof in the car and took him to the ranch house. Prof walked into the house, but soon had another seizure. Martha gave him artificial respiration until the doctors arrived, but to no avail. Prof passed away with his wife and children by his side. Dr. Jay Wanner from Pinedale and Dr. Vernon L. Looney from Big Piney were called on the telephone to come to the ranch, but nothing could be done.
He died of a heart attack when the gas station next door caught on fire.
Source: his wife Freda.
Baldwin, Alvin William (I11)
137 The following was Emailed to me by Cindy Maloof, a descendent of Ann via her daughter Emma (another paper about Ann follows):

Cindy's notes:
This article is a little hard to follow because it jumps around talking about Ann and her daughter Emma. The names in parentheses were added by me to make it a little easier to follow. Ann was very well known for her lacemaking and it is said that Emma helped make the lace for Queen Victoria's wedding (based on a family letter).

Article from Cindy:

Mrs. Ann Berrington
of Cardington, England
who is in her 103rd year

In the course of a number of interviews in the year 1908 with aged men and women living in and near Bedford, we first made the aquaintence of Mrs. Nancy Berrington (Ann Nancy Parish), who headed, the list, and still occupies that honourable position, as regards longevity. At that time there was some uncertainty as to her exact age, but there was no doubt that she had long been a nonagenarian.

Our representative found this young lady skipping about the garden, cutting flowers and making up a nose-gay for a visitor. Mrs. Berrington was laughing and talking gaily and evidently thought nothing of getting over a fence to save herself a few steps in passing from the flower beds to another part of the ground. Could we have a little conversation? Certainly. Intruding? Not at all--she was accustomed to receive visitors. The first thing that struck one on entering Mrs. Berrington's neat and cleanly kept cottage was the inevitable pillow for making lace. For it was a fact that at that age and for several years since, Mrs. Berrington still pursued her favourite craft. On the pillow was a length of recently made lace of elegant design. To look into her clear, intelligent eyes one could not doubt that she could see to make lace, and her manner and appearance was twenty-five years younger than she looked. When she was about 70 her eyesight faculties seemed good all round, and she conversed in a lively manner that soon put the stranger at ease. There could be no doubt as to her advanced age, for other elderly persons in the parish remembered her as old Mrs. Berrington all their lives.

Such was the substance of the introductory remarks in our description of a very interesting interview with Mrs. Berrington ten years ago. The old lady is still living in the same cottage, grown a little feebler perhaps, and suffering last week from a chill that she caught in the recent snap of cold weather, but on Sunday she was recovering, and looking, according to one report, as well as she had done any time these last ten years.

On the same day, in 1898, when we saw Mrs. Berrington, we paid a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Emma Thompson(Emma Berrington), who was living at Cotton End, and was then 75 years of age. We found her on the allotment digging potatoes--Ashleaf Prolifics, which she and her husband had grown for the last eight and thirty years, and they would grow no other. Like her mother, she had had ten children, and seven of them were living--there are now six. She could count up 22 grand-children, but was a little uncertain about the number in the next generation. Mrs. Thompson was looking robust, and seemed to carry her years better than most people her age. She had then been living at Cotton End 56 years, and was of opinion that people lived to a great age in those parts, because it was a pleasant country and a nice air. Her husband, a shoemaker by trade, planted the orchard on the acre allotment some sixty years before.

Ten years have passed by, and the scene shifts to a house in Houghton-road, Bedford, the residence of Mr. and Mrs. T. Litchfield, a very respectable and worthy couple, with whom Mrs. Thompson has been living for some years. Mrs. Litchfield is one of the children of Mrs. Emma Thompson. Last week we recorded the death in America of Mrs. Mary Thompson, another daughter of old Mrs. Berrington, and mentioned then that the two sisters married two brothers, hence the name. The American paper stated the age of Mrs. Berrington as 108, but it was estimated on this side of the water that she could not be so old as that, and we were informed that her daughter, Mrs. Emma Thompson, possessed documentary evidence of her correct age. This was forthcoming this week in the form of information derived from the church register. It states that Ann Berrington, daughter of James and Abigail Parish, was born on May 11th 1806, was baptised in Cardington Church, Nov. 3rd, 1811, and married John Berrington, on December 24, 1822. Her two sisters, Mary, born June 5, 1801, and Susanna, born Dec. 6, 1802, were baptised at the same time. From these dates it appears, then that she was baptised at the age of five, was married in her seventeenth year, and will be 103 years old if she lives to the 11th May next.
To return for a moment to her daughter, Mrs. Thompson, now 85 years of age, we found her no longer the active woman of ten years ago, but bed-ridden, which has been her condition for four years, but with her intellect and memory wonderfully clear. She was delighted to have a visitor, and in a feeble, but clear and sweet voice, recalled at some length reminiscences of her life, but it was even more charming to witness the Christian piety of the old soul, her undoubted happiness, and her profound thankfulness for her blessings and consolations. Such a frame of mind under the circumstances would have seemed incredible if we had not seen her and heard her conversation. She spoke very highly of Mr. Whitbread, whom she described as a "very sensible man indeed". She has had a few visitors, but there can be no doubt that she is well-cared for by her daughter. Ours was a surprise visit, but the air of cleanliness and cheerfulness in the room was unmistakeable. Over and over again the old lady reiterated that with all the riches in the world she could be no happier, which is obvious enough, but--twelve months ago she received poor relief to the extent of 7/6, and this has barred her from the old age pension, which would have been very welcome in this case.

The centenarian,(Ann Berrington) whose portrait shows her sitting at the door of the cottage where she has lived so long, was born at Cotton End, the daughter of a small farmer named Parish, who went to live at Hitchin for three years. His daughter, Ann, went with him, and this was the only time she was long away from Cardington. When the family returned, and the father died, it became necessary, in order to fulfill some legal-requirement, that the children should be baptised at the church. Hence the baptism of the three sisters at the same time. The two sisters have long been dead, and her brother died at Little Staughton 40 years ago. All ten children of Ann Berrington were born in the cottage where she is now living, and which she has steadily refused to leave, although she has been offered better accommodation. The old lady still has her young man lodger, who, by this time, must have lodged with her sixty years.

Lace-making, she told us, she learned before she was five years of age, and she could sell it as fast as she could make it. Her husband was a gardener, and he was three days short of 80 years of age when he died 21 years ago. Mrs. Berrington said she remembered Samuel Whitbread, the old one of all, whose portrait in the Shire Hall at Bedford was just like him--had just his big eyes. Recalling the Waterloo days, she said that bread went up t 2/6 and a penny the peck loaf, as she remembered paying those coins; pickled pork was 15d. and 16d. per lb.; loaf sugar 14 d. and 15d. lb., and beef they never knew the price of. Yet, added the old lady, she had been the mother of ten children Mrs. Emma Thompson is the oldest, and Mr. Charles Berrington, of Waterloo road, Bedford, the youngest. The only other survivor is Joseph Berrington, of Cleveland, Ohio, U.S., and he is well in his eighties.

I found the paper below in the files of Luceal McGregor Lewis (my mother's cousin). Joseph was her great-grandfather. Her notes said, "I do not know when Frank Berrington wrote this paper. I know that I met him in the summer of 1937 when we were in Cleveland. I was 15 at the time."

At Cotton End, England a daughter Ann was born to James and Abigail Parrish on May 11, 1806. She was baptized in Cardington Church November 3rd 1811, and married to John Berrington on December 24, 1822, and died February 1, 1909.
With the exception of three years, Mrs. Berrington spent her whole life, 103 years in the picturesque cottage in the lane where all her ten children were born, at Cardington near Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. It was here that Mary Berrington was born on August 31, 1825. She was married to John Thompson April 15, 1845. Their long and happy wedded life was blessed with 10 children, three of whom died in infancy. In May 1851, he came to America and settled in Cleveland. Six months later she and her two children Anna and Christian, and brother Joseph Berrington joined him in Cleveland where Mr. Thompson was engaged in selling wood and coal, operating the first coal yard on the west side of Cleveland.
Later they moved to their farm at Middleburg, Ohio, and in 1893, having retired from active labor, they with their son Arthur moved to the farm at Sharon Center, Ohio where they spent their declining years.
At this old homestead John Thompson passed away March 9th 1905 at the age of 80 years 4 months and 4 days, and Mary Thompson died November 2nd, 1908 age 83 years. 2 months and 2 days, and was buried at Sharon Center, Ohio.
Their seven children, Anna, Christian, Emma, Fred, Ed, Alfred and Arthur all were living at the time of the death of their parents. Also surviving were 36 grand children and 21 great grand children. If these grand old forefathers were living today they would have 100 great grandchildren and 33 great-great grandchildren.
At the time of the death of Mary Thompson she left her aged mother in England, one brother, Joseph Parrish Berrington of Cleveland, Ohio, (the father of Charles, Hattie, Sam, Jessie, John and Ella, one brother, Charles Berrington of Bedford, England, one sister in England one year older by the name of Emma Thompson.
The coincidence of this name is brought about because of the fact that Mary and Emma Berrington married brothers, John and Thomas Thompson, Thomas and Emma Berrington Thompson were the father and mother of John, Mark, Anna, Emily, Joe, Charles, Elizabeth and Mary.

Obituary - from the Bedfordshire and Luton Archives and Records Service. The obituary was in the Whitbread papers and was probably from the Bedford Record.

We regret to announce the death of Mrs. Ann Berrington, which took place at nine o'clock yesterday morning, at the cottage where she had lived so long in the village of Cardington. As stated in our recent notice of this venerable woman, her age was at least 102 years. Mrs. Berrington herself believed that she was much older, and this belief is shared by her friends, but reference to evidence obtained from register of Cardington Church shows that she was baptised on November 3rd, 1811, and her birth is said to be dated May 11th, 1806, but as she was married on December 24th, 1822, to John Berrington, it would appear that this event took place some months before she had attained her seventeenth year. Hopes were entertained that she would live to complete another year of her age, but she had grown very feeble lately. During the very cold weather of a few weeks ago, Mrs. Berrington caught a chill, but from this illness she all but recovered. However, about ten days before her death, she again took to her bed, and as she seemed quite worn out, there were slight hopes of her recovery, and she passed away on Monday morning, death being attributed to senile decay. Of the ten children three survive, viz., the oldest, Mrs. Emma Thompson, aged 85, now living with her daughter, Mrs. Litchfield, in Houghton-road, Bedford; Mr. Joseph Berrington, of Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.; and the youngest, Mr. Charles Berrington of Waterloo-road, Bedford.
The funeral is appointed to take place at Cardington Church next Friday afternoon at three o'clock. 
Parish, Ann Nancy (I164)
138 The following was written by Marie Pattison for her son:

March 17, 1952

To my son Frank Paul Mouchet who asked for it.

I have to go out but before I do I am going to write a few words here and start doing what I have wanted to do for years, jot down a few things that have happened to me and which may make either entertaining reading for my children and grandchildren after I am gone, or lull them to sleep which after all is very useful too.

I will start by trying to remember as well as I can what I have been told about our ancestors. My grandparents (paternal) had a family tree, but I do not know what happened to it after they died. (I have just remembered. Some member of the family was coming to America and had been fascinated by the family tree. He found the house where my great-grandparents had lived, at Philadelphia and where my grandmother had been born and lived. Afterwards my grandmother discovered the family tree had disappeared forever.) When Frank was here last fall, he suggested that I do so and I had the impression that he would be interested.

On my mother's side

Scene Assembleé Nationale, Paris, France - French Revolution:

To this assembly all the titled nobles were not convened, but ordered to go; they were given the choice to either renounce their titles or to be beheaded. Some proudly refused and were guillotined. Others preferred to live as plain citizens. An ancestor of mother's, on my mother's side was a count and chose to keep his head. 'Till I grew up and became more practical I despised him and to me it was a blot, a skeleton in the family's cupboard; but after all if he had not kept he head (physically as well as mentally) I would not be writing this.

The only proofs I have of this are the following:

As a child I heard my mother and her sister talk about it several times. My second cousin Anna Desjardins had all the proofs and family papers and had loaned them to my mother to apply for a "Bureau de tabac" which the French government gave as a pension to reward officer's widows or others whose husband or family had either rendered some important service or shown proof of unusual loyalty to the French Republic. They really were tobacco shops, some smaller some worth a fortune on the Grands Boulevards in Paris; they could be leased or the recipient could run it herself. Your grandmother Mouchet had one in Brittany; I believe and leased it as they lived in Paris. The government has full supervision over tobacco in all shapes and it was said that if you planted one plant, it must be reported to the authorities and was under surveillance all the time. There was a heavy tax on tobacco, salt, matches and I believe sugar. It was a current joke to say that was the reason the quality of those above mentioned commodities was so poor, the government was overseer.

To come back to "nos moutons." My mother did not obtain a "bureau de tabac" and returned the papers to her first cousin Anna Desjardins.

As a small child and as long as I lived in Paris I saw part of the china set on the walls of our dining room. It was ivory, with lovely blue designs and in the middle of each plate was a crown of count. My mother told me that the whole set had come down to her mother and on the death of their parents the three surviving daughters had divided the table china set and silverware. The latter supposed to be pure silver was so heavy and impractical that each girl had sold her share and so many pieces of the table chinaware had been broken or sold that my mother was the only one who had a few pieces left. I have written to my sister to know what had become of them but never received any answer to this question.

By the way, after that memorable session of the National Assembly, our ancestors took the name of Lecomte; no one seemed to object. My mother's maiden name was Lecomte. That was your great-grandmother and George's children's great-great-grandmother.

Note, on June 20, 1789, after the French people's revolt asking for suppressions of all abuses, abolition of feudal rights and privileges and requesting political freedom, the elected representatives which met on the above date. The representatives declared themselves the "Assembleé Nationale" and sat in constant sessions. At one of those your noble (?) ancestor was summoned with many other nobles. Either he was an enlightened man or a very cowardly one; take your choice. He kept his head and lived without a title of plain citizen and so we were born and lived too. When I was a little girl, about 6 years old, as far as I can remember, my father and mother and myself went to visit my mother's "soeur de lait" milk sister whose mother had nursed both babies her own and my mother till the latter was weaned. I remember that she and her husband lived on a farm. It was either at Brie or Brie Comte Robert I am not sure of the name, but it was not far from Paris. I stayed awake all night because it was so quiet. I could not sleep and I heard a rooster crow and suddenly I did not want to sleep because I loved it and did not wish to miss any of it. I heard heavenly church bells early the first morning. My mother's "soeur de lait" took me for walks and she told me that my grandfather (he really was my mother's and my own great-grandfather) was or rather had been a doctor and that as long as I lived I must never forget that I had every reason to be proud of him; he was a saint and no one had ever called on him in vain. At all hours, day and night, he was ready to get in his carriage through all kinds of weather to go and take care of people as long as he lived.

Odd as it may seem, I have never forgotten and for the first time I notice that she did not mention his wife of whom I know nothing.

A few years afterwards my mother gave me his seals and weights and told me he used them to mix his own medicines or rather prescriptions. Some were tiny, as thin as paper, small squares of copper of different sizes to weigh poison, she told me, and explained that a doctor had some to treat and cure his patients.

Another time Maman told me that when she was born the grandfather Docteur was there and she was so tiny that he placed her in a shoebox.

My mother was born in Lousaine where the purest of French was spoken with the purest accent and she had an old book she gave me; it was most fascinating, all about the castles of Lousaine. Her father was very well educated and had been tutor of some counts' sons and my mother knew the castle like she did her own home, but I have forgotten the name. She showed it to me in that book. Her parents who received an excellent education had three daughters also well educated and later in life opened a boarding school for young women of good families and young foreigners ditto. My grandparents on my father's side lived in London at the time and sent their daughter, tante Marthe, to France to "be finished" as well as to learn the best French. She loved and admired Mr. and Mrs. Labbé and their oldest daughter Marie. The two girls, by some strange quirk of nature were fair with blue eyes, had a pretty complexion and looked enough alike to be sisters.

My mother who was very kind hated parrots with a fierce and to me incomprehensible hatred. When we passed a pet shop and saw one, she became quite upset. One day I asked her the reason and she told me that when she was a girl at that boarding school of her parents, they had bought one. She was fond of it and one day while she was talking to it, she put her face close to the cage and the bird nearly bit her nose off. In my childish imagination I saw the scene. This must be why I always thought their eyes and beak looked cruel and malevolent.

When my grandparents Labbé died, the three daughters became heads of the boarding school, but they were young, close to Paris and on holidays would go to the city to buy their new clothes, of which the town gossips did not approve. Once they went to Paris to buy their Easter hats and veils. One Sunday the priest of the parish preached about young girls going to wicked Paris and coming back the next day not only with fashionable new hats, but veils! The three sisters decided to sell the school and separate. My mother went to Paris, opened another boarding school in the suburbs to which the Misses Marthe and Lucie Pattison went. Their brother came from London to visit them, was introduced to pretty Marie Labbé, fell in love with her, would not take her numerous no's for an answer and to her great surprise, my pretty little mother married my good-looking father. One of her sisters decided to marry a lawyer and both were married the same day at a double wedding ceremony.

My parents had four children:

William Thomas born in 1875 or 1876. As far as I can remember he was a year or 13 months older than I.
Marie Anna Emilie Honorine, your mother (myself).
Marthe Marie 2 or 3 years younger than I.
Jeanne Marie Louise about 5 years younger than me.

William and myself looked remarkably alike. He was a big healthy baby. He caught croup which I believe was diphtheria and died at between 18 to 22 months.

Little Marthe was a smaller baby; there was an epidemic of meningitis which she caught and died of.

After their marriage my parents settled in Paris, another Pattison girl, the oldest, Sarah, came to Paris and married a well to do lawyer.

The war of 1870 caught them in Paris which they could not leave and were there during the terrible siege de Paris by the Germans. The invasion was followed by the most awful and bloody civil war. People lived behind shutters not daring to show themselves. My mother was not married at the time and never mentioned those horrible days. My grandparents Pattison sent hampers of food by balloons to their daughters who lived at the lawyer's, their son-in-law. My aunt Lucy told me that he was very shrewd, had seen what was coming and filled up his cellars with foods of all kind. I believe I told you about Aunt Lucy's encounter with the German Army when they entered Paris. I may write about it later. Everything comes to an end and peace came and my father's parents decided to leave London and make a new home in Paris where by now all their children lived.

My grandmother Isabelle Greene was an American born Quaker. Her parents lived in Philadelphia and I am very sorry I never inquired about the dates of their birth. (inserted text: Grandfather Thomas Pattison born in 1802, Grandmother Isabella Green born in 1821-your great great grandparents.)
My great grandfather was a wealthy cloth merchant. He and his wife lived in a large house there and were sincere Quakers. I think my grandmother told me that her mother died when she was fourteen and she kept house for her father until she was about 24 or more when he died. Every year he went to England and Ireland to buy cloth, the very best, and when his daughter was old enough she shared those trips by sailboats. Great grandpa Greene relaxed en route and Grandma packed trunks with worldly clothes, even ball dresses. She told me that one trip was especially rough and tough and they were shipwrecked not far from an island (I forget the name). They were saved and luckily there was a British Consul there. The luggage of course was lost but Isabel went back to the beach to find a trunk of hers dancing merrily on the waves and while she watched breathlessly a huge wave cast it up on the sand. It was waterproof and when the Counsul gave a ball for them before their departure, she was the only one wearing her own ball dress and was easily the belle of the ball. I was quite startled when Granny told me it was the best trip of all! Young and a pretty new dress! No, people have not changed much at heart.

My grandmother, after her father's death, became his wealthy heiress. Unfortunately, being a Quaker, he had made a will in her favor but a trusty friend, also a Quaker, disappeared with all cash of which he alone knew of and could not be traced, so Isabel Greene inherited the house and all furnishings and the money left in the house for current expenses. She wrote a very well to do relation cousin who lived in Ireland and following her advice sold everything and went to live with her. She met Thomas Stanus Pattison who was a civil engineer at the time and they were married. T.S. Pattison was outstanding in his profession and later on had an offer to manage the enormous estate of a wealthy landowner. Of this marriage several children were born. Those who lived and which I knew were:

Sarah (oldest) married the lawyer Mr. Hurel.
Marthe - never married.
Lucie - never married
Isabelle married Paul d' Hennin
Thomas Stanus, my father, married Marie Anna Labbé.

When my grandfather retired with a handsome pension he took his family to London where they made their home till they moved to Paris. I was quite small, but I remember that they had a large corner apartment with a balcony. Avenue de al Grande Armie which at that time was very fashionable. I remember visiting them and as I had not brought my doll with me she made one with the little fireside broom. She used to bounce me on her knee saying "Ride a cock horse to Brandbury Cross." I remember that on one occasion we went to wish them good-bye. We were going to the seaside. As we reached the street, waiting for the fiacre (cab) we looked up and waved at them. I felt "funny"; we got in the cab and I became violently sick to my father's great disgust. He asked Maman if I always had to do that to which she replied that I was very sensitive and became upset. (Tableau de famille.)

One day one bell rang and Maman opened the door to a cousin who was crying and saying that grandfather was dying. Then I remember the day of the funeral and someone lifting me to place a bunch of violets, his favorite flowers, near his hands. The place was dark and I had to keep quiet because grandfather was sleeping. I was five years of age and he was eighty. He must have been born in 1802. It is very odd that I do not remember him at all nor ever seeing him alive. I remember the others at that time. My mother loved him and he was very fond of her. He was peaceful and gentle, but once or twice he had become very angry. My mother said it was a "sainte colire" holy anger. They were both poets. He had a small book of verse published and when I was grownup my aunts showed it to me and one was "to my granddaughter." I was to have it but I came to America and forgot about it. I guess I am very sorry.

Previous known addresses:
185 Faubourg Poisonnniére

Lived in Spokane from Sept. 1907 - Aug 13, 1911 at:
1023 Heroy St.
1625 Water St.
1404 Helena St.

Libby Montana from Aug 13, 1911 - 1913
Kellogg Idaho from 1913 - June 1916
Clarkston Washington from July 1916 - June 1921
25 Cottage Grove, Wallace, Idaho from June 1921 - October 1926

Pattison, Marie Anna Emilie Honorine (I8)
139 The McGregor family bible showed a birth date in March 1813, but the old parish records for Drymen showed August 23, 1813. McGregor, John (I158)
140 The obituary below mentions 7 children. Did she have one more child after G.W. died, or was that a typo?

Obituary from the Vinton Eagle, April 12, 1871:

Died, on Monday night, 10th inst., Mrs. Shaffer, who leaves a family of seven children, the oldest of whom is about sixteen. Mrs. S. was a widow, in her fortieth year, a member of the M.E. Church. The funeral took place at 3 PM from the M.E. Church. Rev. G.W. Brindell preached the sermon. 
Davis, Rosella Heart (I65)
141 The original birth record has not been microfilmed (as of 2004) and is too fragile to be photocopied. Transcript of birth record from the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker).
On the Ninth Day of the Eleventh Month One Thousand
Eight Hundred and fifty was born at Railway Street,
Lisburn in the Parish of Lisburn alias Blaris in the
County of Antrim unto Thomas Pattison, Land Surveyor
of Lisburn and Isabella his Wife a son who was named
Thomas Stannus :- not a member.

We, who were present at the said Birth have subscribed
our Names as witnesses thereof,
N Thompson MD
Jane McClune

Examined at Lisburn Monthly Meeting held the 12th of
12th Month 1850.

Pattison, Thomas Stannus (I60)
142 They lived at Alstead, New Hampshire until 1796. On November 17, 1794 Major James Kingsbury is licensed to keep a tavern and retail spirituous liquors in the town of Alstead for the space of one year from this date. In 1796 they moved to Ohio; first to where Conneaut now stands and in 1797 to the present site of Cleveland, where Colonel (by now) Kingsbury built the first house, a log cabin. Their fourth childe was the first white person born on the Western Reserve and the United States Government, years afterwards, awarded to Eunice (Waldo) Kingsbury, 160 acres of land near Cleveland for birthing the first white child in northern Ohio. The child, Albert, Literally died of starvation for Eunice was prostrated with fever in February 1797 and lay for a long time, unconscious and at death's door and was, of course, unable to feed and nourish the child. His father, James, using his gun box for a coffin, made the first burial of a white person in the Reserve. In time Eunice recovered and in May 1797, the family suffering such privations as few are compelled to, made its way to the present site of Cleveland and settled at a point three miles east of the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. James was appointed judge of the court of common pleas. In 1805 he as elected a member of the Ohio State Legislature and was re-elected for a second term.

When Col. James Kingsbury concluded to make a "hazard of new fortunes" by leaving Alstead, N. H., for the wilds of Ohio, he little dreamed that it would take a whole year to reach his final destination. Furthermore, could he have foreseen even a part of the tragedy awaiting him, it is more than probable Cleveland would have lacked one of its pioneers of 1797. In his haste to make the change, he did not wait for surveyors to lay out the land and report conditions, but left New Hampshire, June, 1796, about the time that Moses Cleaveland and his party arrived in Buffalo on their way to the Western Reserve.

It is difficult, from the stand-point of to-day, when the average man is over-careful, perhaps, regarding the health and comfort of his family, why or how a husband and father could be induced to burn all his ships behind him and, in absolute ignorance of what awaited his wife and little ones, start with them on a journey of hundreds of miles, in order to settle down in a trackless wilderness, out of reach of medical aid, and all else that pertains to the safety of civilization. That another babe was added to the number and perished, and that the whole family nearly lost their lives through starvation and exposure, seems a natural consequence of a rash undertaking.

But Judge Kingsbury was not the only Cleveland pioneer to take such risks, and the only reason that his experiences were not identically those of many other, was simply through great good luck rather tan wise precaution. He was the son of Absolm Kingsbury, of Norwich, Conn. As that part of Connecticut was aflame with patriotism through the Revolutionary period, it is not remarkable that all his older brothers saw active service in the cause of Freedom. He himself born in 1767, was too young to engage in the strife. After the close of the war, members of the family removed to New Hampshire, and at the age of 21 r. Kingsbury married Miss Eunice Waldo. She was the daughter of John and Hannah Carleton Waldo. Her grandfather, Lieut. John Carleton, her father, and two brothers reinforced the garrison of Ticonderoga when it was besieged. When they started for Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Kingsbury had three children. The oldest , a daughter, was three years old, the next a boy, was two years old, and the youngest, also a boy, was an infant. They took with them a cow, horse, yoke of oxen, and a few household necessities.

Accompanying them was a young lad by the name of Carleton, the nephew of Mr. Kingsbury, who assisted by driving the animals in advance of the family, or following with them close in the rear.

When Oswego was reached, the party continued the journey in an open, flat-bottomed boat, which conveyed them through Lake Ontario and, perhaps, Lake Erie, while the nephew on foot or horseback drove the animals along the shores. They arrived in Conneaut, Ohio, in October, four months from the time they started on their journey.

Moses Cleaveland and his surveyors left Cleveland on their way back to civilization, October 18, and Conneaut, Oct. 21. Whether the Kingsburys reached the latter place in time to meet the surveyors has not been stated, and just where the family spent the following winter months is a matter of conjecture. They could not have been with the Guns at Castle Stow, for no mention whatever is made of the Guns in the narration of all that befell the Kingsburys in their desperate struggle for existence.

Conneaut is on the site of an Indian village, about a mile and a half from the mouth of the river and Castle Stow. It consisted of a number of rude but comfortable cabins, occupied in the summer months by a remnant of the Massasaugas, who, at the approach of the winter, vacated until spring, spending intervening time farther south.

Mr. Kingsbury may have taken advantage of this to obtain the use of one of these cabins, which would explain why the family seem to have been living separate from the Guns.

Why it seemed expedient for him to leave his family under such circumstances and return at once to Alsted, N. H., has never been clearly explained. He intended to make the journey there and return on horseback within six weeks.

Meanwhile, he had been storing up malaria in his system, and by the time he reached his former home, it began its work. For weeks he lay on his bed, too ill to start back for Ohio, and before he was able to do so, Mrs. Kingsbury passed through the supreme peril of motherhood alone in the wilderness. Before she could attend once more to household affairs, the nephew, through ignorance of the consequences, poisoned the cow by feeding it oak twigs. Those of the elm or beech would have been harmless, and twigs of trees and bushes were the only provender available, but the boy did not know that any difference existed.

Then Mrs. Kingsbury became ill, and while burning with the fever, natural sustenance for the babe ceased, and she had to endure its moans of starvation , unable to relieve it.

It died as Mr. Kingsbury came staggering back from the East, his poor horse having dropped exhausted by the way.

With the help of his nephew he fashioned a rude coffin, and dug a grave in the frozen ground. As they bore the little body out of the cabin, Mrs. Kingsbury sank back unconscious. There was no food in store, and Mr. Kingsbury started back for Erie to obtain corn, dragging a handsleigh there and back.

This corn, partially crushed, was all the family had to eat until March, when pigeons and other wild game began to return from the South. When, in 1797, the second surveyor party, on its way to finish the work of the previous summer, arrived at Conneaut, they found the Kingsburys in a feeble condition of health through lack of proper food and medicine. Their immediate wants were relieved, and they accompanied the surveyors to Cleveland.

Whether from the start this place had been Mr. Kingsbury's objective point, or that he concluded to accept the offer of 100 acres of land from the Connecticut Land Company, should he become a settler of the frontier hamlet, has not been ascertained.

The family took refuge in an old trading hut on the west side of the river, nearly opposite the foot of St. Clair Street, in which they remained until their own cabin was built. Mr. Kingsbury had selected original lots 59 and 60 -- the site of the Old Stone Church and old court-house, but as Cleveland was all woods, with lots only partially defined, he may have made a mistake when he built on lot 64. The post-office and E. 3rd Street now occupy lot 63, so that the site of Kingsbury's cabin is now covered with the city hall building. Within two years they removed to the northwest corner of Kinsman and Woodhill Roads, on a farm, a portion of which was underlaid with fine building stone, and proved of great value. Mr. Kingsbury also owned several city lots, which ultimately netted a fortune. The light-house on Water Street stands on one of these. The large frame-house that remained the homestead for 45 years was, in its day, considered quite pretentious, and was the center of hospitality and good cheer.

Mrs. Eunice Kingsbury was a good, kind-hearted woman, it was but natural that she could never endure the thought of allowing any one to go hungry, and was prompt to relieve necessity in any form. The homestead stood far enough from town for young and old to make it the terminus of merry sleighing parties, who were welcomed, warmed and feasted with typical, old-fashioned hospitality. Memories of it lingered with the early settlers as long as life lasted, and traditions of it handed down to posterity. The kindly spirit that pervaded it, the big elm trees that shaded it, the apple and cherry trees surrounding it -- whose delicious fruit was freely shared with many who had none, and the children who overflowed it, leading happy, natural lives.

Col. Kingsbury became "Squire Kingsbury", and then "Judge Kingsbury", and filled may placed of trust in the city and county. He died in 1847, aged 80 years. His three older brothers, Dr. Asa Kingsbury, Lieut. Ephraim Kingsbury, and Obadiah Kingsbury, were soldiers of the American Revolution. His sister Margaret married John Carleton, whose children settled in Western Reserve.

Mrs. Eunie Waldo Kingsbury died in 1843, aged 73 years.

Judge and Mrs. Eunice Waldo Kingsbury were both laid to rest in Erie Street Cemetery.

Their children were:

Amos Kingsbury, b. 1793; m. Kingsbury Ingersoll; 2nd, Mary Sherman.

Almon Kingsbury, b. 1795; m. Lucy cone.

Abigail Kingsbury, b. 1792; m. Dyer Sherman, of Vermont.

Elmira Kingsbury, b. 1794; m. Perley Hosmer.

Nancy Kingsbury, b. 1798; m. Caleb Baldwin Cleveland.

Claista Kingsbury, b. 1800; m. Runa Baldwin.

Diana Kingsbury, b. 1804; m. Buckley Steadman.

Albert Kingsbury, b. 1806; m. Malinda Robinson; 2nd, Mrs. Sophia Bates Laughton.

James Kingsbury, b. 1813; m. Lucinda Williams.

(from: The Pioneer Families of Cleveland 1796-1840, by Gertrude Van Rensselaer Wickham, Vol. 1, 1914) 
Kingsberry, Judge James (I549)
143 Tombstone date of birth is 25 July 1817. Luceal Lewis's family sheets show 23 April 1819. Lillian Hunter Foutch believes the 1819 date is correct and it also agrees with the 1860 and 1870 census. 1880 census give a birth year of about 1822 (age 58)

Civil War pension file supports a year of birth of 1821. 
Hunter, William Thomas (I62)
144 Transcribed obituary found on Find-A-Grave:

(KS) Belleville Telescope Oct. 18, 1934
Mrs. A. P. WilcoxIsabella Jane Hunter was born April 8, 1852, at Lawrence, Mass., and died October 12, 1934, at Carleton, Neb., age 82 years, 6 months and 4 days.At the age of 14, she moved with her parents to Illinois, then to Urbana, Benton county, Iowa. Here on October 14, 1869 she was united in marriage to Ario P. Wilcox.To this union were born eight children, five of whom survive her: Mrs. Myrtle Sellars, Munden; Mrs. Edithe Bailey, Carlton, Neb.; Nevada W. Wilcox, Munden; George E. Wilcox, Fort Shaw, Mont.; and Arthur Wilcox, Salem, S.D. Three brothers, James Hunter, Lohrville, Ia., George Hunter, Mitchell, S.D. and Alexander Hunter, Eureka, Cal.; 22 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends.In 1878 she moved from Iowa to western Nebraska and then to Hubbell where they lived for 35 years. She became a member of the church at an early age and was a member of the Presbyterian church at the time of her death.Her passing will be mourned by those who knew her friendship and sterling qualities as wife and mother.Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church in Hubbell by the Rev. Mr. Wallace. Interment was made in Ida cemetery. 
Hunter, Isabelle June (I237)
145 Tyrol was in Austria when Eustachio was born and it later became part of Italy. Barp, Eustachio (I146)
146 Various Hunter cousins give the town of birth as Donegal, Tyrone Co., Ireland. I do not know the source of that. Civil War pension records and Lillian Hunter Foutch give Castlederg, which is right next to Donegal. Hunter, William Thomas (I62)
147 Wedding was at the residence of the bride's parents Family F10644
148 William is not listed with the rest of the family in the 1851 England census. He would have benn 14 years old then. Had he died by 1851? James (age 21) and Charles (age 12) are still both with the family in 1851, but Joseph (age 23) had already left. Berrington, William (I724)
149 William was an original member of the Second Church of Dedham 6/23/1726. He probably lived near the line between Dedham and Walpole. His will is dated 1/21/1756 and was proved 3/8/1765. There may have been more children than the six named. Everett, William (I74)
150 Worked in Paris as a building inspector. After he married Marie, they lived at 185 Rue Du Faubourg Poissonnier in the 9th Arrondissment. That's were Suzanne was born.

Immigrated to Canada via the U.S., arriving Boston on June 18, 1903 and then travelling on to Montreal. Settled in Cranbrook, B.C. where his two sons were born. Then moved to Washington. Died in a mining accident in the Tamarak Mine

Note: found birth record on FHL film # 1123217. Searched 1873-1877 and did not find any siblings during that period.

From the 1914 Annual Report of the Mining Industry of Idaho, page 13,

At the Tamarack & Custer Consolidated Mine, on December 23rd, Lee Mouchett, a married man, 40 years of age, employed as a shoveler, several months on this particular job, came to his death by falling five floors into a waste corral. The victim had taken up two floor planks near the over-hanging wall of the stope, making a hole between the timber sets 10 inches by 20 inches, for the purpose of dumping waste into the corral. He was a capable, well known, well liked workman. There were a number of men working near him, but none of them saw him go into the hole, and the only conclusion that could be arrived at was that he might have been rolling a small boulder into the opening and a ragged edge of it caught his glove and pulled him off his balance into the wide end of the opening. He was so badly injured by the fall he died in two hours after being removed. 
Mouchet, Léon Félix (I52)

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