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N. Y.

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY C. A.

NICHOLS, CHILI, N.Y.

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Howard

II.

Widen cr.

REAT

men

die

Wise men speak

and are forgotten, ;

their

Perisli in the ears that

Do

words

of

wisdom

hear them,

not reach the generations

That, as

\-et

unborn, are waiting

In the great, mysterious^darkness

Of the speechless days

^ On

U

that shall be!

the grave posts ot our tathers

Are no

signs,

no figures painted

;

^ Who are in those graves we know not, Only know they

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are our fathers.

IyONGFEI.LO\V.

INTRODUCTION. Thk

Widcuc-r family

is

of vsiy aucient oiigin,

and may be

The

discovered in very old genealogical and historical works.

beginning, no doubt, was

among

correct

and authentic information

past.

The name

at the present

the early is

lost in

time

is

German

tribes,

but

the mists of centuries quite

common

in the

Wurtemberg, Genoa^3^ A search among the old church records shows the faTiiiliar names of Johii, Jacob, "William and Henri, though in the German, but the relationship is only a matter of conjecture. The original and correcf spelling is '"Weidner," and now is found in the United States and Canada, spelled Widner, Widener, Weidener and Widenor. The better spelling in I^^nglish to retain the original pronounciation would seem to be "Wide-ner," as in the German the ci is pronounced /. The spelling, "Wid-ner" is liable to be pronounced with the first syllable short and change the nan:e entirely. This spelling and pronounciation is used by some branches of the family. There are Armorial Bearings recorded of the following famPalatinate and

ilies

:

Weidner, of Nnmberg, Weidner of Rothenburg (Bavaria), Weidner Von Billerburg (Austria). Also of the following similar

names

:

teithur,

Widmar, Germany, Widmer

Wiedmer

of Saleure,

of Bale,

Wiedner

Widmer

of Prussia.

of

Win-

(Mr. Leo

Culleton, 92 Piccadilly, London, \V., can furnish Armorial Bear-

ings of anyone of the above families in the correct Heraldic colors.)

One branch, at least, is known to have settled in Holland concerning this branch I ha\'e been able to obtain only a limited amount of information. I a note from a letter, v.-liich exnlains it;

THE WIDENERS. self, "The letter addressed to my brother-in-law Jan William Weidner, 12 Amsdei, Amsterdam, was delivered to me as I am married to his sister Maria Elizabeth and Mr. J. W. Weidner died Feb'y. 8, 1900. He was the sou of Wigbold Bathasar Weidner who died at the age of 87 years, and his father was called Jan Weidner and was born in the year 1787. Jan W^eidner began his musical career when eleven years of age, was a band master in the army and sen/cd under Napoleon and took part in the Russian campaign. Later on he was a music teacher in Haarlen and married Maria Elizabeth Von Harien. There was born four chiMren, three sons and one daughter. He was a Knight in the order of "Eikeukroon", was very respectable and had a very ititeresting This letter was written in Holland Dutch and was career." translated with some difiiculty, and further stated that the jan Weidner may have been an uncle to the names I sent, and was

signed by Jozna VedElst, Haarlen, Holland.

The Wideners appear

Jr.,

to

Dealer in wines,

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Kinderhiusrest,

have been German Baptists and Luth-

erans and were no doubt persecuted in the fatherland as man\- of the followers of Luther were, and suffered from the continued

war that followed tlie Reformation. The emigration to country appears to have commenced about 1730, when Penn's.

state of this

Weidners Colony was made a retreat for religious toleration. have continued to emigrate to the present time. The old families whose descendants appear hereafter came at or about the same time, landed at Philadelphia and settled in the same neighborhood, in one of the original counties laid out by Penn. From the fact that they were neighbors, and in some instances, their land adjoining, it is only reasonable to infer that they were related, but I have been unable to discover what that relationship was. and where there is any tradition or record to show any, it is given.

Many of the Weidners in Germany were men of learning, not a few professors and preachers in the Universities, and many of the Americans still cling to the Lutheran faith, and some are preachers in that church. found,

who have changed

In only rare instances have any been to the

Roman

Catholic.

THE WIDENERS. fraternal

In

many

societies,

are

Masons,

Odd Fellows and

Knights of Pythias. They have served their adopted country in all its wars, and have been truly patriotic they were with Washington at Valley Forge, they fought on the frontier in t8i2, some went to Mexico killed and in the contest v.ith that country, and died or were every batnearly in went down to unknown graves they fought ;

;

the Rebellion on the side of the north, struggling in the Wilderness, wounded upon Lookout Mountain, stood unlliiich-

tle of

ingly behind the guns at Gettysburg and juarched with Sherman to the sea.

In compiling this Genealogy all available sources of informaAll records of tion have been consulted for records and facts. Deeds, Administrations and Wills are given in full as far as ihey throw any light on the subject of inquiry, as they are tl:.e only the sources of information when the memory and traditions o''

The information contained in this book has been obtained entirely from members of the family and

living are exhausted.

where records are referred

No

attempt has been

made

to,

the records themselves are gi\-en. beyond the

to establish relationship

The of the living, except where positive proof appears. seem as explanations and remarks such with given are records relevant and the reader is left to draw his own conclusions.

memory

But few of the kindred have been able to trace their ancestry beyond their grandfather, and some by their correspondence. seem to assume that he was the ONLY Widener, and that I must know all about him, when the ancestor would be John, Peter, Jacob or William, and nearly all the old families had a son by the that name, and I would be given the choice froni several of deemed have one. I which indicate facts to no same name, with as I have been able to it best to give such facts and traditions and leave the kindred to choo.se their own ancestor. The search for the.se facts have occupied some years and have been collected at odd times during a busy professional life under many disadvantages. All the records have been obtained from that professional searchers at considerable expense, and I regret find

I

am

unable to pursue the inquiry further.

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I regret the incomplete condition of this book, many of the kindred have failed to respond after repeated sohcitations, others have furnished incomplete lecords and others have not been

found and

lines of descent

have been

lost entirely.

The

records

furnished have been copied and compared carefully, but no doubt mistakes will be found. Matiy of the sketches fail to do justice

due to the fact that proper information was not at While a majority of the kindred have been uniforml}' kind and courteous in assisting, some have remained silent and deprived others of their history and acquaintance. The ladies of the family have done very much, and without their aid this book would never have reached its present dimensions, and to them we owe a debt of gratitude. This book is intended to restore the lost links of relationship and make the descendants again acquainted, and as far as possible to advise them of their ancestors, the present residence and address of the living and the last resting place of the dead. The writer has despaired of making this book, complete in detail as that would require uulimitei,! time and funds and has determined to publish what has been collected, before it may be lost, and live in hopes that some one may take the subject up and do it better justice. .Many have contributed a subto the subject,

hand.

scription to aid in the publication, and to each the undersigned

Nevertheless if this book wishes to extend his sincere thanks. shall accomplish the design of restoring lost relationship and

making the kindred again acquainted, and proving that the Weidners are of good old German stock, typical Americans, loyadopted country and holding their own in all branches and professions, the labor spent in its preparation will not ha\e been in vain.

al to their

of learning, occupations

Rochester, N. Y., Jan.

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1904.

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T.exicon (German) dated In Christian G. Yoclicr's Universal the following names, viz 1 75 1, appear Frankford, Died Gotfried Weidner, Professor of Medicine at ;

Apr.

7,

1639.

John Weidner, Overseer writer.

at

Halle,

in

Suabia.

Scriptural

29, 1606.

Died Oct.

Sprottan. Died 161 2. John Weidner, Physician and vSurgeon, Son of last. John Jacob Weidner, Plalle in vSuabia. born Aug. 11, 1672. Theology, *John J. Weidner, Lntherine 1732Wrote m.any Latin works. Died Oct. 17, at \\-iemagen, born John Leonard Weidner. Pro-Rector 1644,

wrote a German Work,

still

lived at 1650.

at Halle, born 160:, John Weidner, brother of last. Ovdseer died June 4, 1669. from the Jewish Paul Weidner, a medical man, converted not given. W rote death and Birth faith,lived for a time in Italy. ,

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a

work on

his

own

Stepnconversion, after being 'baptised in St.

ens Cathedral, Vienna, Austria.

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Chicago.) ^~^"~-^See' Statement of Rev. R. F. Weidner,

of

of the the State Sussex County is the Northwest County m 1753- 1^ ^^ County New Jersey, and was formed from Morris is bounced and broad, twenty-seven miles long and twenty-one am. Passaic by east Y. on the north by Orange County, N. Deleby west and south by Warren County Morris Counties western pait The Blue Mountains run through the ware River PePaulmskill. The county is watered by the of the county. small numcrou^s There are nuest, FlatkiU and other streams. county is saia to be good the of part a and ponds in this county, townsliips, viz farming land. There were eleven Frankford. Newton. Byram, Montague, Venion. Hardiston, and W mintage. Walpack, Sandiston, Green, Stillwater who settled in FrankThere were several German families ;

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among them Isaac and John DeWitt and William Beemer. Newton is now the County Seat. Previously the village of Johnsonburg, Warren County, was the County from a Seat, which in early times was known as the "Log Jail," The resort and hiding place of jail there constructed of logs. Moody and liis tories, during the Revolution is said to have been ford

about

lycx?

;

about tw^o miles from Newton.

Among

the early settlers of Stillwater, w-ere families by the

Hunt, Harker and Shafer. About the year 1740, Peter name in Wantage, vvhcre a village sprung up and is now settled Decker Many of the early settlers were of Deckertown. known as stock. England New and French, German of

Warren County^ N.

J.,

was formed from Sussex County

in

to 1824 and the early records were removed from Johnsonburg viz townships, ten Nev/ton. There were ;

Franklin, Greenwich, Hardwick, Harmony, Hope, IndependJohnsonence, knowlton, Mansfield, Oxford and Pahaquarry. Town of the burg the former County Seat is near the center of Pa., Easton. Hardwick, on the old stage road from Newton to

from Belvidere and ten miles from Newton. The Moravians, a peculiar religious sect, from Germany, were early Meadows" are in settlers in the Town of "Hope." "The Great fifteen miles

the

Town

of Independence.

The

city of Belvidere is

now

the

County Seat of Warren County, and is said to have been New townships have been created settled by Robert Patterson. divisions. above the of some from first

of the stirring events of the Revolution took place in in the State this part of New Jersey and over the Delaware River of Del<^ware the along places There are many of Pennsylvania. Revothe of times trying historic interest, especially during the

Many

lution.

The

Del(^ware

the mountains

is

a

Water Gap, where

that river flows through

few miles above Belvidere and presents a view

of great natural beauty.

careful examination of the records of the early Swedish similar to settlers on the Delaware fails to disclose any natnes

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THE WIDKNERS. Widener or any

of

its

variations,

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though very

full

accounts are

The Germans were There were two German

given and a great variety of names appear. verj' earl}-

settlers

churches in

New

in

New

Jersey.

Brunswick, N.

J.,

as early as 1748.

(Kalm's

Travels.

In the year 1682, Penn assisted by the surve^'or Thomas laid out the city of Philadelphia on land purchased from the Sweads. The province was divided into three counties Bucks, Chester and Philadelphia, and the three territories New

Holme

;

;

Kent and Sussex. Man}- English had settled about Chesand Germans from and the waters of the Brandywine Between the years 169S Gresheim had settled at Germantown. and 1 7 17 the German Baptists, dri\-en by persecution, souglu toleration in Perin's colony, and settled in Lancaster, Bucks and the upper parts of Chester County. About this time the Lutheran Germans came in large numbers and settled principally in Bucks and I^ancaster Counties. Castle,

ter

;

In July, 177S, occured the attack upoTi Wyoniing Valley by his rangers accompanied by a large l:iody of

John Butler and Indians

men

;

were killed, the arms being in Washington's army. The fewover the mountains and many j>erished from hun-

a large part of the defenseless .settlers

able to bear

survivors

fled

It has generalh' ger and fatigue before they reached assistance. been supposed that Brant led the Indiatis, but the best authority

seems to indicate that Brant was not present

Wyoming,"

as

it is

at the

"Massacre of

generally called in histor>'.

Early settlers doubtless landed at Philadelphia and spread out on either side of the Deleware. The Quakers or Friends were soon outnumbered by the Germans. (Baptists, Lutherans, Morax-ians and other sects.) The upper parts of Germany in the latter part of 1700 contained many Protestant communities, Moravians, Schwenckfelders, Dunkers or seven day Baptists, Luther-

and Mennonists or German Baptists, who after fleeing vain from one principality to another to avoid persecution, ans

in at

last listening to William Penn's offer of toleration, found a permanent asyhuu in this new land. The news from the early emi-

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grants brought thousands more, and the latter finding the townships around Philadelphia taken up, sought the newer and cheapThe Dunkers came from Crcyheld and er lands in the interior.

Wilgenstein in the Dutchy of Cleves, Prussia.

Many

of the

Gennan names, Germans assumed names name of "Carthe assumed family for instance, "Zimmennau" translated from their

penter." followers of Schwenckfeldt were persecuted in common with the Mora\nans and other protestant sects. Frederick of Prussia offered to restore their estates, which had been confiscatreturned. in Germany if they would return, but not one

The

ed

These people w^ere originally inhabitants of Silesia. They travelof ed on foot to the Rhine and readied Philadelphia by way Amsterdam. About the year 1796-7 Mr. Williamson of New York, an agent of Pultney opened a wagon road through the wilderness rendering Pultto the sources of the Tioga, for the purpose,' of German's and to accessible ncy's land in th'e State of New York other emigrants coming from Baltimore and Philadelphia many emigrants to the Genesee Country came this way. Much trouble, confinancial loss and several murders were occasioned by the ;

claims of settlers and the imperfect and Pennsylvania near the border.

flictiiig

York

settlers in this disturl)ed district lost their

title to

Many

lands in

New

of the early

money by

investing in

adjusted. land before these conflicting and imperfect titles were Leonard Widener is said to have purchased over two thousand acres and lost it by receiving a defective title.

No

extended

de.scription

of

the Country,

Counties and

attempted, except as it may bear upon the history of their presence the family, and offer a reasonable explanation for where we fmd them. Reference- to the map of the States of New

Towns

is

York and Pennsylvania, showing the

counties, will better illus-

what has been said, than any further description possibly County, Pa., is not many miles below what was Bucks can. formerly Sussex County, N. J., on the other side of the Deleware the o-eneral course of travel, .settlements and the reasons

trate,

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become apparent when we consult the map

nection Avith the other

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WIDENKRvS.

story of

some

known

in con-

facts.

interest illustrating earlj' travel

on the old

by Williamson is related as foUov.s: "A tavern was kept in the primitive times by one Anthonyson, a sort of half French and half Dutchman. Anthony, according to his own story, had spent most of his life as a soldier, during the stormy times of the French Revolution and had thereby neither improved his morals nor his fortune. He made no scmple by 'vrd}' "Blockhouse Road"

laid out

;

amusing his guests, of boasting of his bold faced viiliauy. was no one of the ten commandments, which l\e had not broken time and again. With the habits of the old soldier, he and had little disposition to get his living by tilling the ground found the military mode of pillage much more to his taste. He of

there

:

no oats, but always charged travelers for the use of his and for sleeping before his fire, charging a goo
stables

country- drove their young cattle along this road with them. There was a wide track of some foiiuer tornado not far from Anthony's house, in which he had contrived to cut an open space, with a narrow passage into it. making a kind of unseen like a Fyke-net usetl for taking fish. To this spot were very apt to stray in the night. In guests the cattle of his emigrants would hunt far and near for poor the morning the

pen, very

much

their cattle, with

Anthony

for their guide

;

but Anthony always

led them in a hunt through the woods and away from his trap. The unsuspecting guests after two or three days fruitless search, would leave, after paying roundly for their detention and the

The old scoundrel always Vv'rite the emigrants, but and promised found, but Anthony never were he never wrote as the cattle "Elk-meat," in his called he always had a large supply of what v/as never known Elks caught smoke house. When and where he and few inquired." valuable .services of

Anthony

as guide.

to find the strayed cattle

THE

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WIDKNERvS.

Abstract from the Records

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Now

J.

Warren Co^ N,

John Kcam

to Catherine

J.)

Widenor.

"R", Deed, dated February 8th, 1808. Recorded in Book oneand Conveys 12 $140.00. Consideration of deeds, page 477. hah' acres of land in the Tovviiship of Mausndd the Township of Mansfield, Warren Cour.ty.

Cornehus Van Buskirk

et

Woodhousc, uow

ah Hx'rs. to WilHam Weidnor.

Deed, dated April 29th, 1808. Rec*orded in Book "R" Conveys 129. 88 deeds, page 603. Consideration 1200 pounds. Warren Co. acres of land in the Township of Oxford, now in of

Martha Widnor & Hannah Widner. of Deed, dated April 21st, 1810. Recorded in Book "V" of acres Conveys 25 $212.50. Consideration deeds, page 641. land in the Township of Mansfield, now in Warren Co.

Samuel Mitchel

to

John Wiedner. Deed, dated March 26th. 1815. Recorded in Book "E-2' of Conveys 2 acres and 5 deeds, page 186. Consideration $530. now in Warren Greenwich, of Township the in land perches of John Walters

to

County.

John Widner Ouit-claim, dated

"F-2^ leases

to

William Widner.

November

7th.

1801.

Recorded

in

Book

of deeds, page 38. By this deed JOHN WIDENUR rebrother WILLIAM WIDNER all his interest in to liis

the estate of their father,

IIICNRY

WIDNER,

late of the

Town

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THE WIDKNERS. of Mansfield, no\v iu

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Warren County

Henry Widner

to

Quit-claim, dated January

William Widner. 19th, 1802.

Recorded

in

Book

"F-2" of deeds, page 129. By this deed HP:NRY WIDNER deed. releases to his brother WILLIAM WIDNER as in above search of the records of the Middlej^ex County, Clerk's or any of its Office, N. J., fails to disclose the name of Widener of Record in found Deeds old only the are variations.) The above

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Ne^v Jersey.

r^CORD OF .

Herman Co., Pa.,

Briel,

of

Bucks

Co*, Pa*

Township

and Catherine his wife

ford Township, Bucks Co.

13EEDS.

Noxtmixen, Nortliampton John Weitner, of Lower Mil-

of

to

Yeoman.

Page Dated, Aug. 19, 1771. Recorded in Deed Book No. 23, Co. Bucks Township, 246. Conveys 100 Acres in Lower Milford

now or late of Rockhill Township, Bucks Tanner, and Hannah his wife to Jacob Widener, of Rich-

Felix Brunner, Co.,

land Township.

Yeoman.

Recorded in Deed Book No. 23, Page and allowance of six 245. Conveys 133 acres and 105 perches acres in Richland Township. Dated,

May

27, 1783.

of Elizabeth Weitner and Jacob Weitner, Ex'rs. of Will to John Weitner, late of Lower Milford. Bucks Co.. Dec'd.. Daniel Weitner. youngest .son of said John Weitner. dec'd.

Page Dated. Aug. 14, 1790. Recorded in Deed Book No. 26, to Conveyed Township. Milford Lower in acres 100 70. Conveys recited. Weitner of Will John Erie!. Herman by John Weitner

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WILL OF JOHN WEITNER, of

Lower Milford Township, Bucks Co.

Dated Nov. in

Probated Dec. page 113.

12, 17S7.

Will Book, No.

5,

lo,

WIFE, ELIZABETH; SON, JOHN,

Registered

1788.

if he is alive and DANIEL ^100 each. Daniel to have real estate, as valued by three freeholders, if he desire. Jacob to liave interest on /"loo for four and one-half years past. (He has already had his ,^100 as birthright.) Daughters, Man,^ Johnson /r35, I^ilagdalena Undercufler, Platina Gruber, Elizabeth Weikel and Hannah Weisers, each /"loo. Daughter Catherine Heitzel, 5 S. when she may call for it. Wife, Elizabeth and sen Jacob, Ex'rs., v/ith power to ??11 and convey real estate, if Daniel does not accept same under terms of Will.

and

calls for

it.

Three

sons,

JACOB,

AGREEMENT. Dated, March,

7,

1794. Recorded

5. S.,

LEONARD

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Deed Book, No.

28,

page

Henry Huber, Jr. and Jacob Huber of Philadelphia to Daniel Weidner of Milford Township. Bucks Co. Agreement to convey to WEIDNER iiS acres of land in Lower Milford, Bucks Co., on which the father Henr}' Huber, 357.

Sr.,

lives,

containing

118

acres,

excepting ten acres,

Henry Huber Sr. reserves to do with as he Weidner to support Henry Huber, Sr. for ,

etc.,

Sr.

,

.said

and within six months

Daniel Widener's wife in the estate

ford, Miller,

Pa.,

fit.

life,

furnish firewood,

Henry Huber, amount of the share of of said Henrv Huber. Sr.

after the death of said

to pa)' certain sums, deducting the

Henry Huber

of Phil'a., Innkeeper, and Jacob

to Daniel

which

Said Daniel

sees

Weidner

of

Lower

Huber

Milford,

of Mil-

Bucks Co.,

Yeoman.

Dated Oct. i, 1799. Recorded in Deed Book No. 2>-' P^g& Conveys iiS acres, conveyed to Henry Huber, Wheelwright, by John and Jane Edwards, Dec. 13, 1762, and Plenr}'

382.

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THE WIDENERS. Huber by Will

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directed to be conveyed to said

Henry and Jacob

Hiiber.

Frederick Hillegas, Exr. of Henry Huber to Henry

& Jacob

Huber. Deed, dated Sept. 28, 1799. Will of Henry Huber, of Lower Milford Township, wheelwright.

Proven Nov. 19, i79''^Among other pro4, page 21. Henry and visions, directs certain interest in bonds to be paid to Hillegas, Jacob and to his daughters Catherine Brodmer, Ann Dated Feb'y

15. 1791.

Registered in Will Book No.

Anna Mary Hartzelland

ADEUHTH WIDNER.

Frederick Hillegas and son

Henry

Ex'rs.

Orphans Court, Bucks Co. Record. No.

DA NIEE WEIDNER of Lower June

I,

4, P^^g^

Milford. died

EDITH WEIDNER,

1813.

Son-in-law

MSintestate

on

widow, petitions Oryounger MARY, and

his

phan's Court for appointment of guardian for- her three DAVID, children, under 14 years of age, to wit ;

LEANNA. — Same

Peter Gruber and Frederick Heist appointed.

record,

same page.

and ELIZABETH WEIDNER, more children of guardian. Daniel Weidner, over 14 years of age, also petition for

JOSEPH

Same.

Same

record.

Page

224.

HENRY WEIDNER,

March

i,

18 14.

eldest son of

DANIEL WEIDNER,

Township, petitions Court for partition of two Daniel land in Lower Milford Township, of which said having died seized, containing 218 acres, said decedent

late of Milford

tracts of

Weidner

died intestate, leaving a widow,

EDITH

and her children,

to

HENRY, JOHN, ANN, DANIEL, JACOB, JOSEPH, ELIZABETH, DAVID, MARY & LEANNA.

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I^aw Partition, Tract No. acres

i,

adjudged

to

five tracts.

Daniel aud Jacob Weidner,

70

and 8 P.

Daniel Weidner of Phil'a., Taylor, ford, carpenter,

to

John Weidner

&

Jacob Weidner of Mil-

of Milford.

Recorded in Deed Book No. 46, page 280,. Conveys 70 acres and 8 P. Subject to dower of Edith Weidner, widow of said Daniel Weidner, deceased. Deed, dated Dec. 28, 1815.

An

abstract

of

the Will of

Peter

Weidner

Cumru He 1759.

of

Township, Berks County shows that he died April, no sons as he devises all his land to his three daughters, Sophia, Salome and ISIary with dower therein to I^arge All of his children were under age. wife Susanna. Adam tracts of land were sur\'eyed to him in 1*751 and 1753. Weidner obtained Patents dated Sept. 19 and 30, 1734. for two tracts of laud^ in Oley Township, he was a "Tile-maker" and on Mar. 28,* 1744, conveyed 131 acres to Lazarus WeidSee Deed Book "B" No. ner, is joined by wife Catherine. I, page 327. Lazarus Weidner and Ehzabeth his wife on Jul^^ 19, ("B" No. 2, 1775, convey parts of this tract to Samuel Lee, a tract convey wife, his Margaret, and Samuel Lee page 219.)

evidently had

to

Lazarus Weidner July

24, 1773.

Oley Township, "Tile-maker," and Dorothy, his wife, on Jan. 16, 1739, (Deed Book No. 6, page 380) convey 53 acres in Oley Township with a one-half interest in a fulling mill and saw mill thereon to William Pott :— Land patented to George Adam Weidner by Thos. and Richard Penn,

George

Adam Weidner

of

The land conveyed by Lazarus Weidner in 1775, adjoined land of "Tychicus" or "Techicus" Weidner.

Jan. 20, 1736.

Weidner. a Menonist of Oley. Phila. County, was qualified, that is, took the oath of allegiance to Great Britain under the Act of Genera] Assembly of 1727, on April 13, 1743.

George

Adam

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The Will of George was proven County Berks Adam Weidner of Eastern District of and brothson his to John Sept. 4, 1780, and letters were granted a mentions It therein. er Lazarus Weidner, the executors named daughters five and wife but not by name. Mentions seven sons but not by name. Son-in-law Benedict JNIoyer and Grandson (Penn. Archives

George

Adam

2ncl Series Vol. II, P. 306.)

Weidner.

Will of Tichycus Weidner of Oley, dated Sept, 5, 1798, proven Aug. 8, 1799, mentions sons, Jacob and John and daughter Hannah Weidner, to whom specific legacies are bequeathed

and the residue to Susannah, Mary,

follovv'ing

Peter,

nine children

Jonathan,

;

Catherine, Esther,

Christian,

Hannah and

Daniel. I have found on the lists of Germans Berks County family. this to belonged naturalized

The only Weidners

them were naturalized at one session of Court at "Adam Widenar" "George Adam Widtner" and "John Widtner" all of Philadelphia County, on April County and 13, 1743, this was before the organizaticn of Berks Oley being on this side of Schuylkill was in Phila. Co. "George" Weidner, Lazarus Weidner and "Dichius" Weidner were naturalized April 10, 761, the two latter like the three first named appear in the list of those who' affirmed and George in that of Three

of

Philadelphia, to wit

;

1

George or "Jerick" did not object to taking an oath. Read, MasDaniel Hope, ship in the arrived aged Weidner, 41, "AndWeidmer," "Jacob Aug. 28, qualified 1733. ter, and was Widmer, Marget Widmer, Elizabeth and adults, reas Widmer" Anna Widmer, and Jacob Widmer "Women and children" ap-

those

who

pear on the

The

list

of passengers of a ship in 1735.

Will of Catherine Wideuer of Cocalico Township, Lanis registered in Philadelphia; she was doubtless

caster Co., Pa.,

the mother of Peter

Wideuer

of

Cumru Township, Berks

Co.

died in 1759. Cocalica Township bordered on Cumru Township, the latter lying directly southeast of Reading and originally The will is in subextenditi'-^ to the line of Lancaster County.

who

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stance as follows

"The 22nd day ill

of

September, 1742,

the County of Laiigaster and

being week of body, etc. ^*-'^**I do nominate and apoint as

I,

Township

my

solle

of

Catherine W'eidner Cokaligo,

witue,

executors of this

my

Henry Calckgleaser and mj^ Toiighter Trifeua. ***'!==^^ I gif to my sou Hcnn,- Widener 12 P., twelve pounds, for all I had reason to give him leas(; because he Vv-as disobedient after hJs fathers death and by his own will went from me and made himself to be his own master several years befor the law giveth him to be free. *^'^** I give thirty pounds to last

will

and testament,

John

doughter Trifena. *^-*^*

my sons living with me at house as his own, for his help to new me as a father to his junger brothers and sisters, the house is not builded yet but shall be builded hereafter. Residue of estate bik and small goots and land to be divided "into three ekal parts and go to three junger sons, Peter to have fist choice if he hould to his two junger broders till they are in full age, that is his junger broders Jacob and Isaac. Signed by mark. Peter Weidner as the ealtest of

present time to have the



Witnesses John Henry Hagerman, Leonard Keil and Johannes Hildebrand. Proved by them at Cocalico before Conrad Weiser, Esq., by authority of Peter Evans, Register General, Feb. 18, :

1742-3-

John Gerhard Weidner, son of Henri and Catharine Elizabeth Weidner was baptized Aug. 8th 1757, and Maria Catherine, daughter of same was baptized June, 9, 1754. Jacob, son of Jacob and Susannah Weidner was baptized May 19, 1754, sponsor Peter Weidner and Regina. Johan Henri, son of Peter and Susannah Weidner was baptized Apr. 14, 1781, Sponsor Heinrich Weidner. Margaret, daughter of same, Feb. 17, 1794, and Johannes, son of same was born Jan. 21, 1791. All at Germantown.

The Will

of Theobald Gert of Lancaster Co.. dated Apr. '22, June 13, 1770, mentions wife Magdalena, children Weidner, Magdalena, John, Theobald, Engilina, wife of

1770, proved

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ARINE

Margaretta and Elizabeth, grandchildren, and MICHAEE WEIDNER.

CATH-

I have been unable to ascertain who was the husband of Catharine Widener who died in Cocalico Township, Lanca-ter

Count}', in 1742.

The

land she devised to her sons, Peter, Jacob

and Isaac was conveyed to her as "widow" by the name of "Catherine Whitner" by Andreas Scroop and Isabella his wife, on Dec. 24, 1736. It contained one hundred acres and allov/ance.

On August 16, 1750, Henrich Widener and Catharine his wife, and Jacob Widener and Barbara his wife, "said Henricli and Jacob being sons and legatees of Catharine Widener" —here the will is recited, convey the 100 acres devised by the will, to Peter Widner, Isaac \\"idner, and Christian Mossenian, their, the said Jacob and Henrich Widner's several shares therein.



On Oct. 9, 1 75 1, Peter Widner and Susanna, his wife, and Isaac Widner, convey their respective interests therein to Christian

Mosseman.

There

Administrations to show

is

nothing of

who was

recorcl in Deeds, Wills or the father of these parties.

Henri

Weidner and wife Catharine Elizabeth, who had "Johan Gerhard" and Maria Catharine baptised at Germantown, in 1754 and 1757, and the Jacob Weidner who had children,

son Jacob baptized in 1754 correspond with the above children of Catharine the widow. Peter Weidner was sponsor of these baptisms. The Peter Weidner (wife Susanna) who had three c>iildren, Henrj-, Margaret and John, baptized 17S1, 1784 and 1791, respectively, was probably son of Henry, as "Heinrich Weidner",

appears as sponsor. It is a mere coincidence that his wife's name corresponds with that of his aunt, the wife of his uncle Peter, v.^ho died in 1759. There is a Deed of record at Reading, Berks County, from Jacob to Isaac Weidner.

THE WIDENERS.

24

Emigration to the Genesee Country, SuUivan^s Expedition.

It is natural to inquire for and ascertain the cause of the emigration to the Genesee Country. (The Indians called it Chinnesee.) The people must have had some knowledge, obtained from personal obse:"vation or information from travelers, that

would lead them

to forsake their old

homes and seek an abode

in

the west.

The

expedition of Sullivan against the Indians in 1779, is with reference to the settlement of the Genesee Country, as it seems to furnish an answer to the inquiry.

worthy

of record,

This country' before the expedition was wholly unknown, except and their allies, the Indians. Ebenezer Allen, better known as "Indian Allen" lived on the Genesee River, and kept a resort for Tories and a tradingpost for Indians, profiting by their atrocities, and living with several squaw wiv'es. He wnsel}' moved to Canada, when settlers came. to Butler's Rangers, notorious Tories

To

repress the hostilities and avenge the barbarities of the

and Tories, the massacres at Cherry Valley in New York, and Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania, Congress recom.mended, and General Washington adopted vigorous measures in six nations

1779.

General Sullivan was ordered to march into the Indian counlay waste their country. Morgan's Riflemen and Captain J^Iichael Simson's Company joined an army of 1500 men under the command of General Sullivan try and to destroy their villages and

Tioga Point. Plighting connnenced at once, and the Indians and Tories were driven westward, many being killed, their villages burned and the countrs' devastated. in the spring of 1779 at

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25

The army reached Kanadesago, now Geneva, which was burned, continued west by way of Canandaigua, Honeoye and Hemlock Lakes and camped on what is now known as Henderson Flatts, at the

head of Conesus Lake, which was as

far

west as the ex-

Here occured the capture of Lieut. Coyd and Boyd was party, who were out scouting. his of number large a taken to Beards-town, near Moscow, where he met Brant, who commanded the Indians. Boyd appealed to Brant as a Brother Mason to save his life, and Brant assured Boyd that his life but the Indians, in Brants absence put Boyd would be spared

pedition proceeded.

;

History respects Brant for his fidelity to the order, as he is reputed to have been a Mason. (vSee history of Free Masonry and Concordant orders, 1897. page 255.) The story of Mar>' Jemison the "White Woman," gives an interesting account of to death.

with its Indian history and Sullivans expedition. The Indian accounts do not seem to agree with other accounts. Sullivan's army returned the same way it came, having inflicted this region,

injury upon the Indians and Tories. The soldiers of Sulli-^ van's army could not have failed to appreciate the countrvthrough which they passed. There w^ere long level tracts in some

much

and a long succession of ridges in others, all covered with dense forest, abounding in game. Beautiful lakes and winding rivers had been crossed and partly explored. A country of far greater resources and possibilities than they had All this and much more was impressed upon ever seen before. the minds of the soldiers, and as a large part of the army was composed of farmers, they no doubt determined to possess a por-

places, fertile valleys

was

of-

was fered, which came about the year 1790, when the country

of-

tion of this

new promised land

as soon as the opportunity

fered for sale,

Samuel Widener, Peter Wideuer.' Henr>' Widener and MichPennsylael Widener were soldiers of the Revolution serving in Sullivan with were either and companies, vania and New Jersey comfrom Country Genesee the of learned on his expedition or Warof settlers early of the one as appears rades. A Mr. Shefler from where the Wideners probably came. The ren Co., N. J.,



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26

of emigration. Sullivan expedition without doubt was one cause

Sketch

Monroe County, N, Y.

of

formed from Ontario and Genesee square Counties, February 23, 1821, and contains about 682 County first The Rochester. at located miles. The County Seat is and Joseph Officers were, Elisha Strong, Timothy Barhard, Ely, Elisha and Sheriff Seymour, James Spencer, Judges

Monroe County

w^as

;

;

Court House was built in 1S21, the second the site occupied by in 1852, the present structure stands upon buildings in the finest the of the former buildings, and is one mahogany. State, lx;iug finished in marble and

The

Surrogate.

The

territory

first

now comprising Monroe County was

the hunting-grounds of the Seneca Indians, although

it

a part of

contained

visitnone of their principal villiages. The region was frequently setpermanent no but explorers, and Missionaries ed by French seems there when Revolution, the after until made tlements were westward. The County to have been a general moveraent to the purchase. Gorham and Phelps was embraced in the

The

tract west of

the Genesee River,

about twenty-four

tract. miles long and twelve miles in width, was called the MILL great the Indians Messrs. Phelps and Gorham explained to the

benefit that

and for for a

would

arise

Genesee Falls, tract west of the river

from having a mill

at the

this consideration tliey sold this It will be obser\'ed that a large part of the

MILL YARD.

Mill Yard, country west of the Genesee River was included in the Triangle and the three towns west of the river belonged to the tract.

Ebenezer Allen, an Indian trader and notorious Tory was Allen's or Oatka the first settler, who located upon the flats on Pie kept a large Scottsville. of Creek, near tlie present Village at one cultivation under land of cattle and had considerable stock time.

He

erected mills on the present site of P.ochester in 1788-9,

THE WIDENERS.

27

Gorham for tliat purha\4ng received land from Phelps and A man by the name Canada. he subsequently removed to pose the Genesee River, of mouth of Walker built a log cabin at the to Canada. returned then where he lived for several years and has upon it London, in engraved An early map of all this region and Oswego between shore no sign of any habitation on the lake ;

the mouth of the Niagara except the picture of a log cabin at Genesee, and under it the word "Walkers."

with his son and John Lusk emigrated from Massachusetts near the head of tract hired man in 1789 and purchased a large Peter and Jacob sons Peter Shaeffer and his Irondequoit Bay.

came

in 1789,

per and purchased 470 acres of Allen, paying $2.50

down

the

high price for that time. vSettlers came slowly and the the land was covered \N'ith dense forest Genesee River were roads only low lands were a fruitful source of fevers. The to Genesee of the Indian trails, one extended from the mouth Canawagus, another from Fort Niagara along the lake shore, and Jacob Shaeffer laid Peter Genesee. the of mouth north to the Falls of the Genesee m 1792, out a road from Oatka Creek to the became passable for and bridged the streams mth logs, so that it teams in the winter of 1793-4-

acre, a

:

Genesee River and In April, 1797, all the region between the of Ontario Count}', Lake Erie was organized into a separate town was held at the Meeting Town first The called Northampton. chosen Super\-isor. and house of Peter Shaeffer. Josiah Fish was time there were only three Eli Granger, Town Clerk. At this river, as there were no roads the on all road districts in the town, were created at Leroy, others later, interior,

leading into the It seems strange to think that Greece, Caledonia and Buffalo. as Rochester. The first genertown Buffalo' was once in the same and the successful candidate 1800, election was held in April, al

for Congress,

Mr. Thomas Morris, received 37 votes.

Bay to the road recorded was that from Braddock's Sbaeffers. below distance short distillery of Stephen Peabody, a Tlie mam Road. Bay Braddock's This road is still known as the

The

first

THE WIDENHRS.

28

road from Utica (P'ort Schuyler) to Buffalo crossed the Genesee at Avon (New Hartford) by the only bridge over the river. This occasioned an extensive settlement in this locality, while a large

Rochester is now the center, was an unknown few persons however penetrated northward between Avon and Lake Ontario about 1788. In 1792 the road from Geneva to Canandaigua was an Indian path and the same from Canandaigua to Avon. The trail from Avon extended westward to what is probably Batavia, where it divided, one going to Niagara bj' way of Buffalo and the other by way of Tonawanda. tract, of wliich

A

wilderness.

From the foregoing, it will be noted that persons coming from the east at about this time must have traveled by way of Geneva, Canandaigua and Avon, and those intending to stop along the Genesee, must have come from Avon northward, toward the mouth of the Genesee. It would be only natural that the bolder and more venturesome traveled on toward Niagara and even into Canada. Emigrants from Nev/ Jersey, doubtless came by way of the Deleware Water-gap, Tioga* Point and Elmira, taking the main trail at Geneva to the west. This is without doubt the reason that we find Widcners in Canada, whose ancestors emigrated from New Jersey, some settling by the way on the trail from Niagara to Detroit. As the Wideners do not appear to have settled in only one part of the County, the Town of Chili, their early associates will be given in the short description of that

town.

The

natural

way was

for

them

to

have come over the

trail

above mentioned, down the river to the residence of Shaeffer and located from there, as they all appear to have come about the same time, though Leonard Widener \\-as probably the first.

John Maude made an overland trip on horseback by way of Geneva, Canandaigua and Avon to Niagara Falls in 1800. He describes the country from Geneva to Avon as dense forest with few settlements. He was much astonished at the great number of squirrels in the woods, also frequently seeing grouse and many birds new to him. He expresses surprise after crossing the Genesee at A\"on when he beheld tlie treeless plain of tall waving grass,

known

as the "fiats."

He

staved over night at Shaeffers.

THE WIDENERS.

29

He describes his host as a "respectable fanner," having about 800 acres of land purchased from Indian Allen. Maude made the trip from Shaeffers to the Genesee Falls, nearly loosing his horse when crossing Black Creek on a pole bridge. He visited the Falls, Hanford's Landing and the lake, returned to Shaeffers and continued his journey westward. Maude afterwards returned to Pjigland, where he published a journal kept by him of his daily travels, which gives a very interesting account of the country as it then existed. (See "Visit to Niagara" by John Maude, 1800.)

THE WIDENERS.

30

Town

of Chili.

Monroe County, N. Y.

The Town

of Chili

was formed from the town

of Riga, Feb-

22nd, 1822, one year after the formation of Monroe CounRiga was formed from Northampton in 1808, it then being a

riiar>^

ty.

ChiH is a large township, the eastern boundaiy being the Genesee River, extending from the riv^er westward about six miles, and about the same in width, from a short dispart of Ontario Co.

tance north of Scottsville to the south limits of the city of R.ochester.

The River Road runs along

the west shore of the Genesee

River, the entire width of the town, and probably has the sariie

The Braddock's opened turning easterly in the south part of the town, towards the river. The "Checkered Tavern" was on this road, famous in new country days. Town meetings and social events were held here, as well as being a resort for travelers and the settlers for miles around to hear the news and gossip. Quite a little village sprung up around the place, with several stores and shops, but with the advent of railroads and other more direct routes of travel, nearly ever>' trace of a neat cottage marks this thriving little place had disappeared stood this famous where old hostler}' and the generation place the ever hear scarcely it mentioned, unless by chance some of today general course as originally laid out

Bay Road remains the same to-day

b}'

Shaefler.

as first

;

old resident refers to

it,

in relating the

anecdotes of his father.

The first settlement was made by Joseph Morgan in Andrew Wortman came in 1794. Stephen Peabody and

1794.

Col.

Josiah Fish in 1795. Morgan's farm adjoined Shaeffer's farm. Fish's farm was at the mouth of Black Creek. Leonard Widener

and sons came about

this time

land north of Col.

Fish on

a saw-m.ill

on this stream

and bought some 460 acres of Black Creek. There was

IJttlc in

earlv times.

Henrv Widener

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Daniel

caine

time or shortly after the arrival of Leonard.

31

about

tlie

Henry and

same Peter

purchased land in the center of the town, on or near the BradJacob Vvidener and his brother Peter also came at this time and settled on Mill Creek, near the present village of Clifton, where they purchased large tracts and built a Probably at mill, they were half-brothers of the second Henry. about the same time John Kimball canie with his family, Prudence Kimball, a daughter of John, having married the second Henr}- Widener. Joseph Carey probably came at the same time dock's Bay Road.

and was the builder of the first mill in the town. Joseph Wood and family, Samuel Scott, Benjamin Bowen and Joshua Howell were among the early settlers. James Chapman kept the first store in the town in the year 1S67.

The

early deeds of conveyance to the Wideners and others

are given,

as the data therein mentioned ser\-e to fix dates

and

establish other interesting facts conclusive!)'.

These early settlers came over tlie trail from Geneva by way Canandaigua to Avon and down the Genesee River. When the road from Canandaigua to Rochester was opened, settlers came that way as being a much shorter route. The Kimballs, Wideners, Careys and Woodens, apparently came from New Jersey about the same time. Wooden had married Sarah Widener in New Jersey and Carey married the sister of the second Henr\-. The Wideners bought land near the water courses of the town, and evidently followed the streams toward their source or traveled the Braddock's Bay Road westerly from its junction with the River Road. All showed good judgment in the choice of location^ as regards the .soil and roads, choosing the gravelly ridges with fertile valleys. The town was covered with dense forest, except the river flats, the ridges with beech and maple, occasionally pine and hemlock. Game was abundant. Wolves and bears were frequently unwelcome visitors. Panthers prowled in the swamps. The \'irginia or red deer were numerous. Elk and Moose do not appear to have inhabited this region, probably for the reason that the Indians had been frc-quent hunters in these forests and of

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Indian relics, they preferred safer retreats. The town aboinids in and stone flint of heads spear and arrow there were old forts, and

Trout inhabited the axes and tomahawks are often fonnd. The shorter seen. occasionally streams and wild turkeys were next laid was Road Buffalo the as directly to Buffalo, known trail

out.

from Genesee County Deeds,

Brief Abstract

Town of Riga. (Now ChiliO

John

S.

Johnson

Deed, dated Dec. 341 acres more or

3,

less.

Leonard,Widener.

to

Consideration $1500.00. Conveys

1809.

Recorded, Liber

Leonard Widener

to

page 323.

Leonard Widener,

Deed, dated ;\Iarch 23, 1812. Liber i, page 325.

Leonard Widener Deed, dated Nov. Liber i, page 397.

i,

Conveys 116

to

acres.

Recorded,

John Widener.

Conveys 75

II, 181 1.

Jr.

acres.

Recorded,

«

Leonard Widener and Martha his wife, to Abraham F. Widener. Deed, dated Nov. 13, 181 1. Conveys 75 acres. Recorded, Liber

1,

page 401.

Leonard Widener Deed, dated Nov. Liber i, page 403.

to

Leonard Widener,

13, iSio.

Conveys 75

Jr.

acres.

Recorded,

jh

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ii,

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Henry Widener.

to

Gt.Ct^

3""

Conveys 68

81

acres.

S h?. i^.r^T^.t^A^ t^

Recorded,

,

Duke

of

Cumberland

Deed, dated March Liber

by

et. al,

11, 1813.

att'y.,

to Peter

Conveys

Widener.

52 acres.

Recorded,

page 132.

2,

Elias Streeter to Jacob Widener.

Conveys 100

Deed, dated July 20, 1819. Liber 4, page 271.

Leonnrd Widener Deed, dated Nov. Liber i page 324.

to

13. iSio.

acres.

Recorded.

William Wooden.

Conveys

5 acres.

Recorded,

,

Leonard Widener Deed, dated Nov. Liber i, page 483.

to

13, iSio.

Robert Wooden.

Conveys 50

acres.

Recorded,

MONROE COUNTY SURROGATE'S RECORDS. Monroe County Surrogate's Office, January shows that Peter Widener died at Widener, 22, 1834, by Jacob 14th, 1834, unmarried and that his January the Town of Chili, that Jacob Widener was his and dead, were father and mother of Administration, and the Letters for asks brother. The petition Petition filed in

was signed by Henry Widener. pearing spelled as above and not Widner.)

bond

filed

(The name there ap-

Josiah Bissell to Joseph Carey.

Deed, dated Aug. Liber 4, page 494.

10, 1820.

Conveys 100

acres.

Recorded.

nn.

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34

Cornelius C. Six to William

Deed, dated Ma)-

15, 1820.

Conveys

Wooden.

71 acres.

Eiber

4,

page

460. I am unable to find the name Weidner, Widener or Widner, appearing'ou the records or Indices of Seneca Co., N. Y., in any \va3% prior to 1800, and but once subsequent to that date, when

name of Leonard Widener and Martha Deed from him to Robert Troup, in 18 10.

I find the

John Widener and Sally

N.

J., to

Daniel

Carey, Chili,

Deed, dated Feb.

his wife,

Frankford,

his wife, in a

Sussex Co.,

N. Y.

19, 1842.

Conveys land

in Chili,

N. Y.

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35

Extracts from an address delivered by Hon. over, Dec. 22, 1S79, before Waterloo Library

Geo.

&

S.

Con-

Historical So-

"~"

ciety.

Entitled,

"Echoes of Seneca Lake, or the Remi?iisccnccs of a Centenarian." the 25th of October, 1S79, John Widner (son of Leonard) celebrated his centennial birth-day at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Rebecca J\. Stewart. Rochester, N. Y. The Roch-

On

speaking of the event said of him, he is a man yet in good health, with a likelihood He is a man .slightly above the years to come. with a ruddy complexion, clean shaven face and

ester

Union

in

"in appearance of living several

average height, hair as wliite as

But he looks no older than does many a man of eighty and there is a freshness about his complexion indicative of his general good health that many a man of fifty might envy. He became blind some time ago, and is somewhat hard of hearing, but intelligently in every other respect he has his faculties and talks

snow.

on common subjects." John Widner was born October 25th, 1779, about a mile from a place called Johnsonburg in Sussex, now Warren County, New Jersey. In the year 1786 his father, Leonard Widner, went

Newton (Elmira) and there purchased 2100 acres of land of with the "Lessees" making a payment of all the money he had .saddle horse, his added him and that not being sufficient, he also

to

While there he cut and piled some brush, cut his name into a tree and made such other marks as to indicate that He then leturned to his home in New the land had been sold. this Jersey and commenced preparations for a final removal that 17 of Spring S3 consumed much time and it was not until the goods he was ready, at which time he removed with his family, that fnul to and live stock. Arriving at Newton he was surprised his that his land was in the occupation of another person and and

bridle.

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was worthless. Poinding an empty log house he moved his it, and as soon as they were settled with some degree comfort, he proceeded to Geneva, at that time known only by

title

family into of

name

the Indian

of Kanadesaga.

decided to locate there

;

Upon looking around

after cutting a large

a little

he

quantity of the

native grass, that he might have a supply for his live stock, he returned to Newton and removed his family and stock to Kana-

Arriving there in about four months from the time he He had brought with him to Newton, four left New Jersey. one of the cows horses, two colts, eight cows and some hogs but the rest at Newton, Indians the had been stolen and killed by desaga.

;

he succeeded in getting safely to Kanadesaga. On his route, in moving from Newton, he arrived at Catherinestown, (Havana) Theie he four miles up the inlet from the head of Seneca Lake. ownKing, who of made arrangements with a man by the name including ed a four handed bateaus, to take his family and goods wagon, which was taken apart for that purpose, down the This bateaus continued to ply on the lake lake to Kanadesaga. for many years, doing a successful business. his

On

his arrival,

Indian hut made

he lodged his family for a short time in an was enabled

of bark, but before winter set in he

which his family lived for two winters. Tillman's Tannery w^as in later where This location was near to put

up

a log cabin,

in

On

account of depredations of the Indians, his live stock soon began to diminish in number, the next spring only three cows were left. Two of his horses were employed by some surveyors as pack horses, but from bad usage and starvation, they years.

A

being stolen by Indians, a belt of wampum was sent to Butler, who recovered the animals, but through some mistake or misunderstanding they were turned

were soon dead.

mare and

colt

over to Brant or some of his Indians, instead of being sent back His to Kanadesaga, and Mr. Widner never saw them again.

and the entire stock of horses that he had brought with hira were gone. other horses were likewise

At the time

all

stolen or lost,

of the advent of the

desaga, Jolin was about nine years old

Widener family ;

at

Kana-

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then living at the place, of whom he recollects, Peter Bartle, Elark Jennings and Horatia Jones. Jennings was keeping a log

ilies

tavern at the foot of vrhat Avas afterwards, and

is

yet

known

as

Colts Hill.

occupied by some Frenchmen was form.erly the army of site of an Indian town, which had been destroyed by the General Sullivan, Sept. 8, 1779. More than one hundred acres had been improved from time immemorial, so long, that the

The farm

stumps had rotted away, and there were many old apple trees, some a foot and a half in diameter. The first Court of Oyer and Terminer ever held in Ontario County, was held at Patterson's Tavern in 1793, Judge John Sloss Hobart presiding town meeting was held there in 1795, and Sept. 20, 1791, Elkanah Watson and his party stayed there over night and wrote of the place, ;

"we received decent accomodations at Pattersons, but our repose was troubled most of the night by gamblers and fleas, two

that,

curses of societ)'."

Mr. Widner sur^eywere who Annin, were Major Benj. Barton and Joseph carpenter. first the ors, a man by the name of Butler, who was

Among

the early inhabitants remembered by

physican, Gilbert R. Berry, a silverhe did not stay long, brooches for the Indians but removed to the Genesee River (Avon) where he erected a log house, kept a tavern, established a ferry and opened a trade with the Indians at Canawaugus. He died in 1796 or 7, and his widow

Adams was smith who made Dr.

the

first

;

continued keeping the tavern for many years, the "Widow Berr>-'s" tavern becoming a noted house of entertainment for travelers and famous as a house of good cheer. After living at Kanadesaga two winters,

in

the spring of

into a log 1790. the elder Widner built and moved his family house near the outlet to Seneca Lake. The Widner family being located at the outlet in what is now Waterloo, the elder Widener established a ferry, which was kept up until the country become

when a bridge was built. and wide as " Widner' s ferry." populated,

This ferry was known far

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The boat first consisted of an Indian "dug ont" canoe and could only carry passengers. In the course of three or four years a carpenter by the name of Piatt came along, and a larger boat was built which could ferry over more bulky articles. At the time of the removal of the Widner family to the outlet,

At this the remains of the old bridge were plainly visible. army of Sulli\'an crossed in 1779. It was comanonly talk-

spot the

ed in those days that the bridge was built by Sullivan's army. According to the journal of one of the officers of the army, Sullivan's army passed around the lake on the afternoon of Sept. 7, 1779-

According to the documentary^ history of the State of >7ew York, Vol. II., page 714-726, the old castle, situated near this Mrs. place was built by vSir William Johnson as early as 1756. Col. Samuel Campbell, one of the prisoners taken at the Cherry Valley massacre was a captive at Kanadesaga the winter previous She 5>peaks of the kindness to the invasion of Sullivan's army. and interest manifested in her behalf by Guyanguahta or Grahta, the old king

who

did not reside in the villiage, but near the out-

She says that notwithstanding that he was so aged, that he

let.

did not join in the war, yet he performed a journey on foot to the Genesee on her behalf, and obtained the consent of the family,

to

whom

she had been promised, for her freedom,

before her departure for Niagara he

came up from

and that

his residence

near the outlet of Seneca Lake and bade her an affectionate farewell.

This aged sachem was sometimes called "old smoke" for short, for "he carries the brand" being the only one in authority

who

could light the council

fires of

the Senecas.

James and Vv'illiani W'adsuorth came west in the year 1790, (Turners Phelds & Gorham, page 326,) James by the v/ater In the yerr iSoo an route and William with his oxen and cart. the State or making Great Road a turnGenesee passed, was Act and Gcne\a Canandaigua. to Utica from pike,

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resource for bread was the stump mortar. The elder Widiier burnt out a hollow place in a stump and a pounder was suspended by a spring pole, and with the use of this, two or three quarts of corn would soon be pounded into a course meal, which made a nutritious and wholesome bread. A mill however was soon built on the Canandaigua outlet. iSlr. Widner made several trips to this mill on horseback, along the Indian path by the old castle, oiil}-

through Flint Creek near Vienna (Phelps) passing the Sulphur Spring (Clifton.) In the month of June, 1S08, John Widner having become the owner of some land in the Town of Chili, Monroe County, he removed there, but as it was nothing but a howling wilderness, he returned to Seneca County in 1S09. But he finally removed to Chili in 1S23. where he spent the remainder of his

life.

THE

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The

WIUENERvS.

following manuscript was furnislied

Adelaide Atkin-

b}'

son Cheney.

"Fragments

of History of the famil}'

of our Maternal Ancestor,

—Stephen Atkinson, — By

his

Granddaughter, Our

as dictated

by

her, to,

INIother

and written

by our brother, Josiah Gorgas

At

Louisville, Stark County, Ohio,

A. D. 1840."

(Compiled and

re- written

by Solomon Atkinson Gorgas from

his Manuscript.)

Stephen Atkinson was a Scotch-Irishman, who in his youth came to this country, an immigrant with ^Villiam Penn, himself belonging to the society of which Penn was a member and the head.

(Gilbert

Cope,

Stephen Atkin.son came

the

Quaker Genealogist, thinks

that

to this countr>^ an infant with his father,

the dates of the births of his children would signify such to ha\-e I bebeen the case, his son Thomas having been born in 175 1. Adelaide lieve the father of this Stephen was named Stephen.)



Atkinson Cheney. Stephen vania

now

in early

manhood came

called I^ancaster County,

session of considerable property

in

into that part

and

in

that

of

Penns}-!-

time came into pospart

of the

country.

Subsequently he purchased a farm on the Conestoga, near Lancaster City, where he resided until his death. (According to Gilbert Cope he went to Lancaster City where he died.) In 171S he had a fulling mill on the Conestoga, and in 1730 he was Overseer of the Poor.

He was of Lancaster.

buried in the "Friends" burial ground in the City

Matthew, son of Stephen, was twice married, the (Thornborough) also a

second time to Margaret Thornberry,

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Quaker. By his first marriage he had one son, Stephen, the issue of his second marriage, were three daughters and four sous, viz Matthew, Wilton, Thomas, Robert, Hannah, Anne and INIar;

garet.

On came

the demise of the father, Matthew, the eldest son Stephen bulk of the estate, he died early,

into possession of the

leaving an only daughter and unborn child (see will of Stephen) also named Stephen. Through the misconduct of the administraproperty tor, the infant son Stephen was disinherited, and the

passed into the hands of the Ross family.

The descendants

of this

reside in Carrollton, Carroll County, Ohio. (1840.)

Stephen now His wife was one of the Hollidays of Hollidaysburg, Penn. StephStephen, Matthev/, Isaac, en Atkinson had five children, viz a Mr. Jenkins of married who daughter and a Thomas, Mary of 329 Michigan Jenkins, Atkinson Wilton Chicago, (Colonel son of the above eldest the Robert, latter.) Ave., is a son of the energy of great of man,* capable very mentioned Isaac was a of the Auditor third was Robert, character, whose eldest son, Pierce, the through States, United Treasury Department of the Buchanan and two years of the Lincoln Administration. Stephen Atkinson lived for a time in Huntington County, Penn., and also (In 1835 my mother and father took up their abode in Indiana. same for a time at Carrollton, Ohio, living next door to this ;

Stephen and his family, where upon a visit'to my parents it was my privilege to meet this cousin of our mother. From him I was pleased to find a corroboration of some of the facts above men-

tioned.— S. A. G.)

Matthew, the next son removed to Washington County, Penn., where his descendants now live. Wilton had several sons, one of whom, an eminent jeweler, now lives in Baltimore, Maryland, two of them settled at Charlestown. South Carolina. They also had two daughters who marMaryried two brothers, by the name of Styger of Baltimore, Lanin church, (Episcopal) James In the records of St. land. Ann to Atkinson Wilton of marriage caster, Pa., is found the

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Ro}-, April 24th 1762.

Robert, the youngest, married a young lady of Pittsburg, by the name of Hughes, he removed to Baltimore, where he

resided until his death.

Nancy (Ann,) the Lancaster County, Pa.

He

left a

widow and two

eldest daughter, married a

They had two

sons, both of

the Indian war at St. Clair's defeat, one of

whom,

children.

Mr. Davis of

whom

died in

the younger,

was captured and tortured by the Indians.

Hannah was married to a Mr. Brown of Lancaster, Pa., who her a widow with several children, she supported herself and One of her sons, David, became a family by teaching a school. printer, and after a time the family removed to Philadelphia, Pa.

left

Thomas Atkinson, probably the third son of Matthew, according to the custom of the time, thought it expedient to become a tradesman, learned Architecture and Building. He was a most respectable acquirements, such as to fit him for all In person he was eminently preAt an earl)- age he went to Reading, Pa,, ^vhere he possessing. married vSALOME WIDENER (or Weidener) daughter of Peter (At 12 x\mstel, and Susan (Gitter) Widener of Dutch descent. Amsterdam, resides a J. W. Weidener, who may be connected Her father was the owner of one with the American branch.)

man

of

the ordinary calls of business.

(The thousand acres of the mo.st valuable land about Reading. town of Sinking Springs is built on land formerly owned by Peter Widener, as well as the land on which the Reading Poor

House now

stands.

Peter and Susan Widener had three daughters, viz Sophia, Salome and Mary, and a son John (perhaps others) who went to Sophia, the eldest daughter, married John Boone, by Virginia. Hannah (b. Nov. 1765,) u'hom she had three children, viz James (b. Jan., 1769) and Susanna (b. May ist 1771.) John Boone was born 1745, died 1770, and was the son ofJam.es Boone ;

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and Mary Foulke. of Exeter. Berks Co., Pa. Upon the death of Mr. Boone she became the wife of John Biddle, son of William

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and Mary vScull. John Bicldle during the Revohitionar}as commissary to some part of the Pennsylvania troops, until about the time of the battle of Brandywine, when suspicions of treasonable practices rested upon him, he -went to Nova Scotia. Upon his flight his property was confisicated and sold. Mr. Biddle never returj^ed to his native land. His wife. Sophia, revisited her home in Pennsylvania and applied to Governor Mifflin for her husbands pardon, which he refused, but bade her welcome to the state. They had two sons and four daughters, viz Edward, James, Sophia, Eydia, vSally and Mary. Sophia in 1S40 married a Mr. Michael F. Cassily, of Cincinnati, Bicklle

War

acted

;

Ohio.

Pa., ried live.

Lydia is married to a Mr. DeKord and lives near Pittsburg, where her hurband has extensive salt works. Edward maran Indian at Macinac, Michigan, v»diere his descendants still James married a Miss Mc Michol of Pittsburgh, Sally be-

came Mrs. And ret Boggs, and Mary died

un^narried.

Mary Widener, the third daughter, was married to Daniel Cunningham Clynier, a lawyer of high standing and wealth. He was born age

deau. .

in Philadelphia, April 6th, 174S,

lost his

He had

When

and having

at

an early

parents was brought up by hib uncle. General Roberthree children, viz

Salome Widener (wife

;

Anne, William and PMward. of Thos.

Atkinson)

was four

her father died and after a short widowhood, her mother married a Mr. Whitehead, then an attorne}- at law, who was the son of Penelope Biddle (daughter of William Biddle and L}'j-ears old

dia Wardell Biddlej and Mr. Whitehead.

the fruit of this marriage, viz

;

Two

daughters were

Elizabeth and Penelope.

Elizabeth was married to a Captain Pry from the east,

an during the Revolution. Captain Pry, like many other disbanded officers was much embarrassed in pecuniary matters and had no fixed means of support. After

officer of the

United

vStates

Army

about a years union Captain Pry died, much lamented b}' his wife, his pecuniary embarrassments drove him to commit suicide.

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About eleven years after the death married a Mr, Wentz of Lancaster,

of

Ehzabeth At one time he was a

her husband,

Pa.

member of the Legislature of Penn. After this marriage the}' removed to Middletown, Penn., where Mr. Wentz died. About two 3'ears after the demise of her husband, a gentleman b}' the name of Colonel Ta^^lor, from vSeneca County,

New

York, happened to

be in Middleton, and took such a fancy to her at

he determined

in his

own mind

to

marry

tercession of a friend, and without

her,

first

sight, that

and seeking the

in-

further personal courtship,

her consent was obtained and in short time they were married. Disposing of her property, she at once accompanied him to his native place on the shore of Seneca Lake, seven

miles south of Geneva. After about twelve j^ears she was again left a widow for the third time. She continued to live in the same beautiful home until her death, which occured at the advanced age of seventj-four. She had but one child, and it by her first hus]:)and, it died in infaucv. •

Penelope Whitehead married her cousin John Whitehead He was engaged in mercantile to Philadelphia. business in that city up to about the beginning of 1812, when in consequence of some unfavorable war measure, and having a large quantity of flour on hand, he failed. About this time Pene-

and removed

lope died, and with the renuiant of his elTects Mr.

mov^ed to Meadville, Pa., Avliere he taught school.

Whitehead

They had

re-

thir-

James, one of the sons, was a frequent visitor at Lyons, N. Y., at the home of Philip Dorsheimer, about the years 1S32 to 1835, and also much of his time at his aunt's, Mrs. Colonel Taylor's on Seneca Lake. teen children,

Having disposed

of the collateral branches of the

Thomas Atkinson and Salome Widener, we proceed their own fortunes. He, Thomas, was born about the

family of to

pursue

year 1751,

and his wife Salome on the .seventh day of January, 1755. They were married at Reading, Pa., about the year 1772, where they continued to reside until after the war. At this time Salome came into possession of her patrimony, being one third of the one thousand acres before mentioned, of which her father was poss-

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and this they farmed. During their residence here they Betsey (Elizabeth,) afterwards had two children born to tlieni the wife of Major General Hibshman of Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pa. General Hibshman was associate judge of LancasIn 1818 he was member of Congress ter County for nine years. for the Counties of Lancaster, Labanon and Dauphin. He died at Ephrata, May 9th, 1S52, aged 80 years. A .sketch of his life may be found in the Biographical History of Lancaster County by Alexander ILarris, (1S72) page 308. Elizabeth and Jacob Hibshman had six children, viz Edward, Lydia, Eliza, Heniy, Amy

essed,

;

;

and John. Elizabeth Hibshman, wife

of Jacob, died

May

4, 181 1,

Jacob and Elizabeth, was born Mar. 7th, 1S07, and died Oct. 15th, 1S71, aged 84 Lydia, daughter of Elizabeth and Jacob, died January years. x\my married a Mr. Grey. Sophia 3rd, 1869, aged 72 years.

in the 3Sth year of her

life.

John,

.son

of

(our mother) was also born in Reading, but of this branch of the family more hereafter. of the Revolution on account of the unand the oft-times gloomy forebodings property, certain tenure of

About the middle

of the great struggle, they

became anxious

to sell their property

and accordingly disposed of it to General Mifflin (Subsequently Gov. jSIiffliu) and received pay therefor in continental money.

The money

worthless, so that

was

lost.

is well known, scon became wholly received for their valuable land amount the

so received as

As an

instance of their misfortune and loss,

Mrs. At-

kinson at one time paid three hundred dollars of this money for At the time of deeding this land Salome one barrel of sugar. was yet a minor, and consequently her signature conveyed no For a long time people buying land in Sinking Springs title.

My Grand-father could not obtain a clear title to their land. of ability to lawyers by Thomas Atkinson was frequently urged the tenants that arguing recover the estate, but refused to do so, had purchased the land in good faith and should he dispo.ssess them, it would render hundreds homeless. (A. A. C.) Durmg their residence in Reading, Thomas Atkinson served in the army of the Revolution, and was at the battle of Brandy wine and

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He was

commissioned second Lieutenant of the Fifth of Fourth Battahon of Berk's County MilMay 17, 1777. Colonel Nicholas Lotzi Regiment, John itia, Heister Company (a relative of Salome Widener.) (Pennsylvania Associators and I\Iilitia, 1775-83, Vol. 11, page 269.)

Yorktown.

Company (Reading)

Mr. Atkinson's farm team was impressed into the service of the needy government, and used until after the battle of York-

town, for which no compensation was ever offered.

was

The team

a total loss.

About the

close of the

war Mr. Atkinson removed

to a place

called Silver Springs, above Mechanicsburg, Pa. Here they lived four years, and here another child was born to them, named Sarah, who married Frederick Albright, whose son was Senator Albright (Albrect) of Cambridge, Ohio. The latter, whose name was Charles cast the first Republican vote in the American Congress. (According to Gilbert Cope, Thomas Atkinson was in Bucks County in 1768. From the records of the Sad.'^bury Meet-

found that Thomas Atkinson was a member there preFrom this place they removed to a farm on the vious to 1768.) Juniata on the State Road from Sunbury to Carlisle at the mouth of Raccoon Creek. FLere they lived four years, and here had two ings

it is

Matthew and Thomas. T^latthew, the more chilnren namely former mentioned child, had twelve children, eleven of whom Matthew died at Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 7, died of consumption. i860, in his 79th year. On account of the dangerous condition of the country, which was then the frontier and far west, they disposed of their property to Matthew, Thomas x\tkinson's brother, and removed to Maryland, and lived at Thomas Creek Valley, about twenty miles from Littlestown. Here Mr. Atkinson (our grand-father) followed his vocation of architect and builder. His Blair first employment was on a house for Major Shields, Mr. and others. They lived here four years, at the end of which time they moved to Baltimore, Md. Here his first work was done on a ;

house for Mr. Martin, an attorney. Soon the family removed to the country seat of Mr. George lyux called "Chatsworth," about Catherine, the daughter of a mile from the city of BaUimore.

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Edward Biddle and Elizabeth Ross (daughter Ross) was the wife of George Lux,

of the Rev.

!Mr.

she was also related to the

Wideuer family. About this period Mr. Atkinson undertook the work of placing pillars under the Court House in that city, and it. He had which confined him for three months. Mrs. Lux was a relative of Mrs. Atkinson and was instrumental in their removal to these parts and whose good ofhces were much

excavating a passage-way for the public street under

had

a severe spell of fever

needed during the sickness

of her

husband.

for, and and Market Place at Alexandria, Va. Shortly after this he sent for his family and had them conveyed to Alexandria. The}' went thither by water, and during the passage ran upon a sand bank and were delaj-ed three da^-s, wh.en they were taken At Alexoff by another vessel, the passage occupied four da^'s. andria they lived five years. Afterward they removed to within four miles of Alexandria, where they enjoyed the intimate acquaintance of the Lees, Charles and Henry, being near neighbors. Penelope (who became the wife of William \V. Boyer of Harrisburg) was born in this place, the)' had several' children, among which was one son, Widener Boyer, who died in Sept., 1894, in Harrisburg and is buried in the same cemeter\' in which lie his grand-mother, Salome Widener Atkinson and his mother, Penelope Atkinson Boj'er.

After the recovery of Mr. Atkinson, he contracted

built the Jail

At this point (four miles from Alexandria) was al-so born Susan who aftenvards married William Fremole of Harrisburg, and who, upon his death became Mrs. Dr. Cutting. Susan Freniole had several children among whom were Salome who married and went to \'irginia to live, Mary (Mrs. Benjamin Olewine) one of whose children, a son is now living in a small village, called Coxestown, situate about three miles above Harrisburg, and Penelope who was born July 7, 1808, and died Jan. 6th 1812.

Removing four

miles further into the country, Mr. Atkinson

rented a farm of several hundred acres from

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did not make a success of farming. From here they removed to Loudoun Count}', about twenty-three miles from Alexandria. Here his health failed hiin very much and he had to conduct his

This was aboiit the At this time he had a mill under contract for a ISIr. Becoming dissatisfied he proposed to jSIrs. Atkinson

business of building entirely by hired help.

year 1793. Broadwater.

to return to Pennsylvania, that she should take iive of the chil-

dren, self

leaving

somewhere

him the remaining two, and proceed to settle herin Pennsylvania, that he would follow with the

two remaining children as soon as he finished his contract, and its re\\ard. She did so, and made her way on horseback with her children to Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pa. He had promised to follow in six weeks. Mrs. Atkinson waited the appointed time and an additional time, and yet no husband came. Becoming uneasy, she mounted on horseback and retraced the tedious way she had made to where she had left him. She found all well, but the contract was not yet finished, Mr. Atkinson could not }'et go, so another horse was bought, the two remaining children mounted upon it and our grandmother resumed her way homeward with them, with the promise from her husband to join her in a' few weeks. The three weeks elapsed, and another three weeks, and still another and he came not. In about six months a letter came from an old neighbor, a Mr. Bird, bearing to her the melancholy news of his death. Mrs. Atkinson joined the society of "Dunkards" or "Bretherin" at Ephrata, and being now a widow with seven children found herself very dependent and had to resort to most rigid economy to support herself and Her two sons, Thomas and Matthew were placed and family. with printers. The two eldest daughters, Betsy and Sophia were Mrs Atkinson after spending the winter at taken by relatives. Ephrata removed to Reamstown and engaged in teaching school. She afterward married a ISlr. Boyer and died in Harrisburg, Pa. Her sou Thomas Atkinson was married to Sarah Sommers in Harrisburg, Pa., by the Rev. Mr. Peterson, March 4, 1S04. She was the daughter of Leonard Sonnners and Elizabeth Philippe, and niece of Jacob Sonnners, whose daughter married a Dr. DuhDr. Valentine Mott Francis, a son of Dr. ring of Philadelphia. obtained

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living on Riiode Island

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Thomas Atkinson and

his wife "Sally"

removed

to

ISIead-

number

of and in 1S05 issued the first of newspaper pioneer the "Crawford Weekly Messenger," the number first The editorial leader in the western Pennsvlvania. of January, 1S05, announced the day second the on pubhshed columns will be paper to be republican in its politics, but that its connections inopen to all who think their principles or political with the wholesome rejured, as freelv to one side as the other, and decent. the discussion should be liberal, candid

ville in the fall of 1904,

striction that

obsei-ved for the first This commendible rule seems to have been after when the confew numbers of the newspaper, but shortly between the friends of Mr. vSnytest began to increase in warmth political essays in the der and Governor McKean, we find the which mar Messenger marked with the same bitter personalities Such, howsimilar contests at the present day.

and

disfigure

The editor, was not the character of the editoral matter. files of the Regular disposition. mild himself, was of the most devised by Mr. Atkinson Journal have been preserved, and were At the retains them. still who Atkinson, to his son, Dr. Monroe it which on paper the printed, first was time the "Messenger" horseback. on Pittsburg from brought was published had to be a history of the The first volume of the "Messenger" contains intelligence, the foreign interest, contemporaneous events of any and impeachment the proceedings, Concrressional and Legislative ot Court Supreme the of triarof Joseph Chase, and the Judges

ever,

of popular rights Pennsylvania, of the times when the assertion and when new ultraism, of was carried far towards the verge interests commercial and political relationships and and habits old modified and springing up, developed individual social, civil,

opinions^and

made almost

e%-ery

man

in the

community

a

stu-

professor of the science dent of law, and an incipient, if not real From the Messenger ot (Hist. Ass'n of Penn.) of lecrislation.

i83o"we gather an important fact in reference used

in that office.

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Mr. Atkinson ^says, "In a note of the editor of the 'United States Gazette' referring to the ancient village of Ephrata, situated in Lancaster, Co., this state, the fact first

is

noted that one of the

printing presses introduced into this state was located at that

village.

we have

As

a small item of history connected with our profession

to

add that the identical press in question became the

propert}- of the editor of this paper in the year 1804,"

He

caused the wood to be renewed, and removed

ville in the fall of that year. It

was the

first

it

to

Mead-

printing press intro-

duced in this state west of the Allegheny Mountains and from which the first sheet was issued in this region. All the Continental money issued b}^ Congress while at Lancaster and York during the Revolutionary War was struck upon it. Mr. Atkinson continued editing the "Messenger" until his During his hfe in Meadville he was a most highly respected and useful citizen. From 1820 until 1832 he was Treasurer of the County and Served in the Legislature from 1S26 until 1836. Mr. Atkinson together with John Alden started the first Sunday School in Meadville, and was one of the principal founders of Allegheny College, jof which college his son Monroe was a graduate. Eleven children survive him, viz Thomas, Francis, Laeah, Henrietta, Eliza, Salome, Sophia, Sarah, Augusta, Adelaide and Monroe. death, which occured in 1837.

;

THE WIDENERS. Traditions and Statements*

From William Hemy Harrison Widner,

Carlisle,

Pa.

"We

have a tradition that early in the iSth Century three brothers named Widner emigrated from Germany and settled in Pennsylvania, and that the Weidners, Wideners and Widners of

North America

From

are their descendants."

Mary Dingman, Rochester, N. Y. "M_v grandmother, Mary Clackner (probably Calckgleaser) was a German woman of education in her native language and had many German books, which she frequently read and seemed to prize very

sey to

Mrs.

much.

iSly

father and mother returned to Nevv' Jer-

visit tlieir relatives,

when

I

was

a child

and as

I

remember

they had numerous relatives there."

Statement of Jacob Widener made to his^on Peter Widener, of Chili, Monroe Co., N. Y.

That his family came from New Jersey to the State of New York about the year iSoo. That nearly all of his relatives had moved to the vicinity of Harrisburg, Pa. Jacob also said that his grandfather came from Germany. This statement is of importance for the further reason that the Jacob making this statement was upwards of 90 years of age at the time of his death and had a personal knowledge of his kindred.

Mrs. Sarah Biddle Boggs furnishes the following Tradition.

"Some one

of

my

ancestors (male or female)

foreign land, probably Holland or German}', and

was born in a was of a family

of the Nobility, or family closely connected with the ruling family of that land.

were killed except to "America."

A

civil

tliis

war was

child

This person used to

tell

in progress and all the family and the old nurse brought this child

how he

or

she remembered one

ft

I..

:,-;.m[

.^i-'i-'r;.,

L

1

K

bsri

l.)n:\

;i^

-;,.!.

THE WIDHNERS.

52

its childhood, which was firmly impressed on its mind, and that scene was, while a battle was taking place around the home in the foreign land, the nurse who was hiding with the child in the attic, walked to the window with it and the sight of the fighting and bloodshed made such a deep impression on the

scene of

child, that

it

never forgot it."

Adelaide A. Chenej-.

Miss Hannah Widener, late of Rochester, N. Y., (daughter John Widener, son of Leonard Widener) told a story of similH. H. W. ar import, but not in detail. of

Statement made by George Thomas Widenor, January 3rd, 1897, and reduced to writing by his son John Widenor, of Scranton,

Pa.

-^

"MyGr-eat Grandfather, Henry Widenor, probably born during the Revolutionary War, had two brothers, William and John, both probably older than my great grandfather Henry. William lived and died in New Jersey. John hved in Ontario, Canada. During the War of 181 2, he was taken prisoner, broke out of prison and came to Ne\y Jersey and visited his two brothers. In 1S24 Henry moved to Canada and took all his family ex-

[my grandfather] who was born in 1801. William left three sons, and two daughters, that lived here. Also two sons, who went to what is now Scranton, Pa. Those that livAbraham, James and ed here, [Belvidere] are all dead, \\z Henry, one John whose P. O. address is Hazen, N. J., is a son leathof James. Abraham's family lived at Port Colden, N. J. er's family consisted of four sons, Henry, George Thomas [my father,] William Thomas, now of Inland, Nebraska, and John Thomas, now of Scranton, Pa. Some five or six years ago my father corresponded with one N. C. Widener of Simcoe, Canada, who was at that time 80 years of age and he wrote that Henry was his uncle. Quite extensive branches of the family live in Name correctly spelled Philadelphia, also in Bucks County. Widner and Widenor." Widener, spelled variously but Weidner, cepting his oldest son,

;

;

,

Mr. A. B. Widener makes the following statement

as to the

THE

WIDENERvS.

53

"Widenor" by his father George Thomas Widenor, which explaing the spelling by this branch of the fam-

spelling of the name,

ily.

"We

notice that yon spell the

name

correctly. Father's broth-

this, by saying, when he went to school, the teacher asked him to spell his name, not knowing how, he spelled it for him, and used "O" instead of "E" - i^' i V ^ and so it ha^ continued with our branch. " - i"

ers spell

it

the same way.

He

explained

first

-

>

;

.\



.•,

be observed that Mr. John Widenor in commenting on what his father told him refers to his own great grandfather and not his fathers. The record .of deeds printed show three lV\^-ill

whose father was Henry. two brothers releasing We would indicate quite which estate, father's their their interests in whose wife was probdead, was Henry certain, that their father the father's esinterest in the received William ably Catherine.

brothers, John, William and Henry, also observe that in 1S02,

The above

tate.

v/e

find

statement corresponds with the record of the

except as to dates, which are more modern than the record will permit. As to Henry moving to Canada, this is impossible, as he died on or before 1800, and the Henry referred to must be the one who came on the old road via Can-

deeds

in all respects,

Monroe County. The Modern Canaudaigua, is not spelled as it was in those da}S, but Canadaqua, and persons not acquainted with the name could easily mistake it for andaigua to

Chili,

Canada.

REV. The

R. F.

general tradition

WEIDNER, CHICAGO. is

that the family traces back

to

the

coming from the Palaemigrants who came over from was pastor in Weidner, One of my ancestors, Johannes tinate. Augsburg the on book Gernrany at St. Ulrich, and published a 17 20- 17 32,

Confession, printed at families all of Penn.,

Weidner

Ulm

in 1732.

German

origin,

* - * *

'•'

Since 1825 certain

like Blank,

Braining and

have been closely related and have often intermarried.

"I was informed that some twenty years ago there uas

liv-

'

.,

.

f-^-T' ...\'

\

//

:•!

.

]

.:i

'i^

iir; r-

'>:::l

';.'/

i"

.11.;

:!

THE WIDENERS.

54

ing at Beh-idere, N.

J.,

a Mr. Widener,

brothers had come to this country froiu

1740

;

tliat

one settled in

County and the other

in

New

who

one [See page

Jersey,

Berks Co."

reported that three

Gci-many, in 11.]

about

1730-

Montgomery

THE WIDENERS.

55

Revolutionary War*

The records of the War Department show, that one Samuel Widner or W'idener served as a sergeant in Captain Thomas Church's, also known as Captain Samuel Smith's, Company 5th Pennsylvania regiment of foot, commanded by Colonel Francis His name appears on the Company rolls covering the Johnson.

May

period from

lowing remarks 17



term,

,

The

war

1777 to December, 1778, which bear tlie "Appointed Jan. i, 17 enlisted Nov.

i,



:

;

time

records also

private in

Captain

when

joined. Apr. 20, 17

shows



Boude's,

rolls of

known

also as

as

that he enlisted for the war,

20,

as

a

Captain

The name

Samuel.

Company from February,

the

fol-

.

show that one Peter Widener sensed

Thomas

James Taylor's Company, same legiment appears on the

,

which March 3.

1778,

and on one date,

1780, he is reported "taken prisoner the 25th of Jan., • bethtown."

at

Kliza-

The Adjutant General's office of the State of New Jerse\' C;r-,»t*..--..-/- L-

such service can be obtained from the Adjutant's and would entitle holders to join the Sons and Daughters

certificate of office

of the Revolution.)

Here should be mentioned IMaj. Gen. Jacob Hibshman, who was born in Lancaster, Pa., and married Betsey Elizabeth Atkinson, daughter of Salome Widener. He was also Congressman from Pa., from 1819

to 1S21.

John Weidner, son

of

George Adam Weidner was a farmer and was commissioned Lieutenant

at the time of the Revolution,

May

10,

17S0, of the 7th Co., 6th Battalion Berk's

commanded by

L't Col.

Joseph Heister,

Co.. Militia.

afterwards Governor

Heister.

Thomas A. Atkinson

also served in the Battalion of Colonel

Heister and was at the battle of Tjrand\'wine.

Mr. Atkinson was

ffi).-;

.\--.6:

q^-c\

r-r',-.

J

;j.

THE WIDENERS.

56

the husband of Salome Widener.

There are doubtless others whose names

I

have overlooked

or have not found.

The name

of

Frymon

\'idnor appears as an enlisted

man

'

in

the Tryon County Militia (N. Y.)— "Nev; York in the Revolution" as published by James A. Roberts. X. Y., State Comptroller,

1S9S.

THE WIDENERS. Pays a Tribute

President

to the

57

Worth

of

German

Citizens of the United States.

(Nov.

19, 1903.)

President Roosevelt received in the east room of the Wliite

House about 150 representatives of tlie German societies The delegates called to announce the opening Washington.

of of

founding of their celebration of the 250th anniversary of the After a in it. participate to him ask Gerniantown, Pa., and to President societies, the of Voelckuer, address by Mr. short

Roosevelt addressed the delegates as follows

:

It gives me peculiar pleasMr. Voelckuer and Gentlemen of real regret to me matter ure to greet you to-day, and it is a celebration. that I cannot attend formally your :

Chairman, when you speak of the takstand that the German element in our citizenship has always the from place, first In the en in all crisis of our national life. strain German the beginning of our colonial history to this day, many has been constantly increasing in importance among the

You

are quite right,

strains that

go

to

ISIr.

make up our composite

national character.

do not have to repeat to you the story of the early innnibegan in gration to this country— the German immigration that me Allow America towards the end of the seventeenth century. I

to give

you one

head of the birth,

was

The first government, who was of German

bit of ancestral

New York

Leisler, in

City

experience of mine.

about the year 16S0.

He was

the represent-

that day, ative of the popular faction in the New York colony of named mine, of forbear a v/as alderman Leislerian the and among

Roosevelt. are entirely famiHar, of course, with the German immibegration that went to the formation of Pennsylvania from the ValMohawk the in strong equally was element That ginning.

You

ley in

New York

Maryland.

;

it

was equally strong

in

Middle and Western

THE WIDENERS.

58

Revolutionary War, one of the distinguished figures contributed by New York to the cause of independence was that of the German Herkimer, whose fight in the Mohawk Valley represented one of the turning points in the

For instance,

in the

and one of the New York counties is now named after him. The other day I went out to the battleThere the memorial church is field of Antietam, in Maryland. the German Lutheran Church, which was founded in 176S, the settlement in the neighborhood of Antietam being originally exstruggle for independence

clusively a

German

;

settlement.

There is a list of its pastors, and curiously enough a series memorial windows of men with German names men who belonged to the }klaryland regiment recruited largely from that region for the Cival War, which Maryland regiment was mainly In the Civil War it composed of men of German extraction. would be diffi.cult to paint in too strong colors what I may well call the all importance of the attitude of the American citizens of German birth and extraction towards the cause of union and lib-



of

erty, especiall}' in

what were then known

as the border .states.

keep Missouri loyIt was the al had it not been for the German the core which formed German portion of the City of St. Louis It

would have been out

of the question to

element therein.

Union cause in Tvlis.souri. And but little less important was the part played by the Germans in Maryland and also in Louisville and other portions of Kentucky. of the

were proper in addressing a body representing various creeds and shades of religious belief I should a.sk you all to attend services next Sunday at my church, which happens to be the German Reformed Clmrch. They have not a Dutch Reformed Church here, so I go to the nearest to it. If

it

Each body of immigrants, each element that has thus added to our national strain, has established something of to the national character, and to no element do we owe than we owe to that element represented by those whom I the honor of this dav addressing.

been value

more have

THK WIDEXERS.

59

Old Families*

Henry Weidner, No.

I.

P*x.

Catherine Weidner Will proven 1742. Lancaster Co., Pa. (Pages 21-22.)

Henrv

I'eLcr V/eidner, |


Jacob Weidner, Isaac Weidner,

Calcke-leaser.

TiTyphena Weidner.

John Weidner. No.

2.

.

Geo. Adani A\'eidner Wife Doroth^^ Berks Co., Pa. Died about 1780. Brother of Lazarus. (Pages 20-21.)

Will mentions J

ters

but not

Also sou

7

l;y

sons pnd 5 daugh-

name.

in la\v

}>enedict

and grar.dson Geo.

John Weidner, Jacob

Vv''eidner,

Peter Weidner,

Jonathan Weidner,

No.

3.

Tichycus Weidner. Died about 1798.

Land adjoined Geo. Adam, No. Berks Co., Pa. (Pages 20-21.)

Christian Weidner,

Daniel Weidner, 2.

Hannah Weidner, Catherine Weidner,

Esther Weidner,

Susannah Weidner, Mar>- Weidner.

T'tloyer,

Adam Weidjier.

7"lJ;;v.'

THK WIDEXERS.

6o

John Weidner, Jacob Weidner,

Leonard Weidner, No.

4.

John Weidner. Wife Elizabeth.

Daniel Weidner,

lyOvrer Milford,

j\rary

Bucks

Magdalena Weidner, (married Un-

Co., Pa. Died about T787. (Page.-. ii-iy-iS-fQ.

Weidner, (married Jolnison)

dercufler)

i

Piatina Weidner, (married Gruber)

No.

5.

Lazarus Weidner. Wife Ebzabeth. Berks Co., Pa.

Note.

I-lannah

"

"

Weisers)

Catherine

"

''

Heitzel)

C y-

,.^

.^^

-^^

^^^^.^^^ "^

-^

(children.

Some of the family traditions who came to this country.

give three and

Ilenry Weidner, \\'eidner,

Ann Weidner, No.

6.

Daniel Weidner. Wife.Pxlith.

Died June i, iSi', Son of No. 4. Pages I S- 19-20.

of

.

four brothers

John

^^^^.

Daniel Weidner,

Jacob Weidner,

Joseph Weidner, Elizabeth Weidner,

David Weidner,

Mary Weidner, Leanna Weidner,

others

,1-

V

vvsM.T

THE WIDENERS.

6i

Jersey Wideners belong to the EanHenri would caster Co., branch, (No. i.) The Catherine, wife of i6, correspond to the Catherine mentioned in the deed at page of estate the Quit-claim deeds show an attempt to settle the I believe that the

New

and

The wife of Henry, but do not mention Catherine. Henry or Henri is said to have been "Clackner" probably "Calcko-leaser" (P. 22.) The V/ill of Mr. Gert mentions GrandThere are living children Catherine and I^Iichael Weidner. authority people who know cf traditions handed down upon good who emthat Michael was a relati\ e both of Henry and Leonard

their father

igrated from

New

Jersey,

though from the date

of the

birth

of

older than Henry, and the

Leonard he would appear to be much of John only Leonard Widener appearing of record is a son Leonard that say traditions Some (No. Co., 4.) Bucks Weidner, was a brother of the Henry above mentioned and others that he was related, but the relationship is not known, and still others H they were cousins, and the Leonard that they were cousins. a son of John of Bucks Co., then the was Chili to who emigrated i.) and John Weidner of Bucks Co., (No. husband of Catherine room for argument and doubt, and is there But were brothers. and come to his own conclusituation the t-ach one can study sion.

Explanation* that the plan adopted in the following arrangement is not after the most approved method, but there being so much doubt about the relationship of the old families, and so few taken the being able to tell to which branch they belong, I have placed and go, able to been ancestor as far back as the people have I

am aware

tlie eldest the descendants in the natural order commencing with to date. down record the of the family each time and completing will beone any that numerous In no case are the descendants so easily can but relationship, come confused or lost in the matter of

trace

any one

of their

immediate

relatives.

-'

;

ii.'-^

^''K':

ii.^j-.

:]iii(it

>;

I

u

THE WJDENERS.

62

JOHN WIDNER*^ Urc^^-

cs- v.: y<^-''C:

JOHN 'WIDXER,

He

married ]ilizabeth Bacon.

emigrated

Canada from New Jersey prior to iSoo, and settled near vSimcoe, where he was a farmer. He served in the War of 1812 on the side of the British and was taken prisoner by the Americans and confined at Greenbush. He escaped by digging under the wall and made his way to New Jersey where he spent some time with his relatives. He afterwards returned to Canada to find that during his abseiice two of his children had died. Elizabeth Widner died at Simcoe, Ont. Sept. 9, 1829, aged 53 5-ears. (The records of this branch were made by Miss Sarah A. Widner, Aylnier (West), Miss Orpha V. Widner, Toronto, and Mr. and Mrs. John Wesley Widner, Simcoe, Ont. Some of these descendants pronounce the name "Widnei" and others "Widener." John to

Widner died Buried at

at

Out,,

vSimcoe,

Windham

May

27,

1S39,

age 67 years.

Cemetery, Ont.

CniLDTfEN. Elizabeth, John, Jkkemiah,

born " "

NesbittCulvek, " X.AXcy Jaxe,

"

Sarah,

"

Mary,

" u

at AViiidham, Otit.,

" Simcoe,

" " "

Apr.

1,

])ec.

10, 1803.

1802.

" " June 2, 1808. " " Oct. 19, 1810. " AVindham, Ont., Apr. 5, 1816. " •' " " " " a u u

ErxicE, (Eunice married a Mr. Johnson and moved to Ohio or Tennessee and after extended inquiry no trace of the descendants have been found.

EEIZABETH WIDNER,

born Apr. I, 1802, at Windham, daughter of John Widner and Elizabeth (Bacon) Widner; married Jacob Laur of Windham, Ont., Dec. 16, 1S21. (Jacob Laur was born July 6, 1798 at Fort Erie and was a Quaker. He Ont.

tCr M

H^^Vv

;

died Dec. 16. 1S71.)

Elizabeth Widener died at Malahide, July, 1884, Buried at Malahide Out., Quaker Cemetery,

age S3

years.

CHILDKEX. EinvAHD W. Lavk,

born

at ^lalahidc, Ont.,

June

24, 1S31.

i ^ki

.•J.r;:ul

•7/

Ui

,'

THE

EDWARD Ont.

;

W. LAUR,

born June

63

1S31,

24,

at

son of Jacob Eaur and Elizabeth (Widner) Eaur

Nancy Jane Brown, born

WIDENKRvS.

in ]\Ialahide,

Nov.

Ont.,

1S50.

13,

Apr.

2,

1834.)

Malahide, ;

married

J.

Brown was

Present

Post Office

(Nancy

address, Aylnier, Ont.

CHILDREN. Ai.MA Kmf.lixEj

born at

JcliaAnx, William Edward,

"

"

"

'•

Elizabeth JANE,

"

"

Amaxda

"

"

" "

"

Carolixe,

Calvix,

Yelma Alberta

"

]\lalabide, Ont., Jan. 13, 1854.

" " " " " "

" " " " " "

Apr.

11,

1S57.

Sept. 21, 1860. Sept. 22, 1863.

Oct. 10, 1868.

Aug.

7,

May

14, 1876.

1872.

'ALMA EMEEINE EAUR,

born Jan. 13, 1S54, at Maladaughter of Edward W. Eaur and Nancy J. married John Deere of I^lalahide, Ont., 1S74 (Brown) Eaur

hide,

Ont.

;

;

died Feb.

9,

1887.

;

>l

!>-?.:

;

^

mini

,

'J

.'->


:;i;j!A

.;.) int>/r'

.O^'.

I

THE

64

WIDENERvS.

CHILDKEX.

[2n(l hu.
YEL>rAY, born at Malahide, Ont., Jan. " " " " Flossie, Sept. " " " " Lkk, Nov.

WILLIAM EDWARD LAUR, JMalahide, Out.

Laiir

;

21, 1882. IS, 1884. 22. 1886.

born Sept.

i860,

21,

at

W. Laur and Nancy J. (Brown) Amos, Nov. 19, 1SS4. (Jessie Amos Lanr

son of Echvard

;

married Jessie

died at Belmont in 1902.)

CIIILDIIEX.

Enirn jMaud, born

ELIZABETH JANE LAUR, hide, Ont.

Laur

;

;

dauglitcr of Edv.'ard

1886.

born

W.

vSept. 22, 1863,

at

Mala-

Laur and Nancy J.(Brovn)

married Samuel Nesbit, Dec. iSSS.

CHILDREN. Tiu-RSDAV May, Wn.LiAM,



Harvky,

born Sept. 13, 1890. " Oct. 31, 1892! " Feb. 19, 1894.

x\MANDA CAROLINE LAUR, Malahide, Ont.

(Brown) Laur

born Oct.

10,

186S,

daughter cf Itdward W. Laur and Nancy married Arcliie Wilson, boat captain, 1S91.

;

;

at J.

Address, Port Dover, Ont.

CHILDREN. Violet, Clifford,

born Aug. "

1893.

22,

1895.

VELMA ALBERTA LAUR,

born May 14, 1S76, at Maladaughter of Edward W. Laur and Nancy J. married 1 Melvin Lindsay; 2 John Nesbit far(Brown) Laur mer. Address, Springfield, Ont. hide,

Ont.

;

;

;

JOHN WIDNER,

born Dec.

10,

1803,

at

Simcoe,

son of John Widner and Elizabeth (Bacon) Widner

common Feb'y.

school

17,

1825

;

;

;

Ont.

;

education,

married Amanda Jenne of Cleveland, O., on farmer; Baptist fraternal societies, F. & A. ;



.-.ur-iw.i'.y

THE WIDENERS. W'as a deacon in his church, a man of wealth and influence in his time, and a courteous gentleman. Died at buried at Windham Cemetery, 1S76 Simcoe, Ont., Sept. 15,

Mason

;

reformer.

;

Ont.

CHILDKEX. Loris.x 1^,

OsTKXTiA Eliz.vbktti,

born "

"

Ai.MKiiox Ekanki.i-v, born at " " L.vviNi.^ Jaxk. " '' Jonx Wvxi.KY,

Wakkex

" "

m.,

LVM..X,

A.MAxnA

Edwin, LvzKLUcOsTEXTiA,

LOUISA Ont.

"

"

"

born "

at

Foster,

AVIDNER,

D.

"

?vTay 12, 1S26.

"

Aug. Died Nov. Town-end, Ont., June " " " " " "

" "

"

A:.-x,

Horace

Townsend, Ont.,

at

"

1828,

7,

21, 1889. 6,

1830.

"

-May 27, 1882. Apr. IS, 1834.

" "

June. 21, 1838.

" "

^f^r-

^I^^^- 12,

May

15,

183.3.

1839.

21, iS41.

Died Oct. 5, 1855. Townsend, Ont., Jure 1, 1843. " " Junc 14, 1846. " Died Dee. 16, 1847.

born

May

12, 1S26,

Townsend,

at

married Whitney G. Sterling, June 19, 1850 Free Bapyears he farmer. Died at Windham, Ont., 18S7, age 61 ;

;

;

ti.st

;

Windham

buried at

Cemetery, Ont.

CIIILDREX. JoHX H., Edwix W.,

July

born at Townsend, born at Windliani,

Sept.

June

9, 1,

1851. 1853,

Died

Emmv

E.

born

at

Windham,

Deu-a

T.

"

" "

"

J"ly

"

May

AK-rm-K

W.

"

8,

1855.

1858.

28, 1864. 2,

1869.

ALMERON FRANKLIN WIDNER, Townsend, Ont. married Widner

at

;

1847.

;

1

born June 6, 1S30, son of John Widner and Amanda (Jenne)

Elizabeth Lewis,

2

Nancy Demham,

Jan.

6.

(( '.

'.',;(I

'.-f

'-

•!.,./

U

66

THE WIDENERS.

-

CHILDKEX. JoHX Enwix, James Lewis, AVkslky.

2nd

AVife.

MiXXlE,

Fkaxklix Garfield.

LAVINIA JANE WIDNER, send, Ont.

Widner

;

born May 27, 1S32, at Towndanghter of John Widner and Amanda (Jcnne) married 1 Abraham Ogdeu Young, Apr. 28, 1S50, ;

2john Curtis.

CIIILDREX. JoilN F.

YOCXG,

" Amaxj)a 2nd Husband. Albert X. Curtis, " W.\RKEX " Carrie

,

JOHN WESLEY WIDNER,

born Apr.

iS,

1834, at

Wind-

son of John Widner and Amanda (Jenne) Widner married 1 Caroline Bacon, Apr., 1854, 2 Maria E. Chapin, Apr., 1870. Occupation Agriculture and stock speculator. Ad-

ham, Ont.

;

;

dress, Simcoe, Ont.

(Caroline

(Bacon)

Widner died Apr.

15,

1868.)

CHILDREN. Deij5ert EroEXE,

Emma

Gertri-])e,

^RTHfR

CiiAPix,

M.\BKE Esther,

born at Wixdham, Oxt., Mar. " " " " Apr. " " " " Sept. " " " " Oct.

DELBERT EUGENE WIDNER, Windham, Ont. [Bacon] Widner Aug.

;

;

born Mar.

7,

7,

1865.

14, 1871. 10, 1874.

14, 1879.

1S65,

at

son of John Wesley Widner and Caroline married Nettie Shaw, of Townsend, Ont.,

18SS, occupation, farming.

Address, Simcoe, Ont.

CHILDREN. LoK.NE W.,

born

:Mar.,

1890.

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THE WIDENERS.

67

EMMA GERTRUDE WIDNER,

born Apr. 14, 1B71. at Widuer and Maria Wesley of John daughter Windham, Ont. Howard, Jan. 6, G. Edward married Widner E. [Chapin] societies, fraternal Methodist Druggist Occupation, 1897. Ont. Harbor, Victoria Address, Phythias. he Knight of ;

;

;

;

CHILDREN. Ma.ioiukE., Helen Gwendoi.ixe,

born Oct. "

Apr.

18G7.

13, 7,

1901.

ARTHUR CHAPIN WIDNER, Windham, Ont.

son of

;

born Sept. 16, 1S74, at John Wesley Widner and Maria E.

Occupation, fanner.

(Chapin) Widner.

Address, Simcoe, Ont.

born Oct. 14, 1871, at WindWidner and Maria (ChapWesley ham, Ont. daughter of John Sparling, Nov. 27, 1901. Cosford Herbert married in) Widner

MABEE ESTER WIDNER, ;

;

Church, Methodist Falls, Vermont.

;

husband's business, clerk

;

address, Bellows

born Mar. 12, 1S36, at TownWidner. son of John Widner and Amanda (Jenne) send, Ont. married Sarah RobEducation, 'Orammer School, Simcoe, Ont. address, Occupation, retired Royal Templer Reformer

WARREN

M.

WIDNER,

;

;

inson.

;

;

;

Paris, Ont.

CHILCrvEX. Edith May, ARTurr.W., Geokge Hkkbert, Alleyxe Maude, John- Wixu^ked,

born "

" " "

at Windliani, Ont.,

Sept. 14, 1868.

" Aylnier, Out., Oct. 13, 1872. " Town-end, Ont., June 20, 1874. " " ^ept. 6, 1876. " " AVindham, Ont., Apr.

3,

1878.

born Jan. 21, 1838, at Townsend. Widner married son of John Widner and Amanda (Jenne) Ont. 2S, 1884. May IMelinda Bacon, Mar. 29, 1859, -Minnie Jarvis,

EYMAN WIDNER, ;

CHILDREN. Hokace Fostek, born Nov.

20, 1859.

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THR WIDENERS.

6S

AMANDA ANN WIDNER,

bora May 15, 1S39 daughJohn Widner and Amanda [Jenne] Widner education, common school married Alanson Hart of Townsend, Ont., March 29, 1S59 F. W. Baptist he reformer farmer. Buried at Old Windham Cemetery, Ont. ;

ter of

;

;

;

;

;

CHILDREN. *JonN W. Hekbert El'GE-vk, Im May, ,

Enwix

born

at

"

"

"

" "

"

Jex.ne,

Emma Belle, Maky Amaxda, *Died April

" "

Townsend, Ont., "

"

" " " "

Siniooe,

"

"Townsend, "

"

Dec.

12, 1860.

Oct. 22, 1S62. ^"ov. 27, 1869.

July Aug.

6, LS72.

28, 1874.

Jan. 22, 1879.

1864.

20,

HERBERT EUGENE HART,

bcrn

Oct.

22,

1862,

f.t

Townsend, Ontario son of Alanson Hart and Amanda Ann [Widner] Hart education, English married Euella Heath of Bloomsburg, Out., July 28, 1S80 occupation, motorman Bapti.st address, 90 E. Milwaukee St., Detroit, Mich. Luella [Heath] Hart died Aug. 11, 1901, at Detroit, aged 42 years, 1 day buried at Woodmere, Cemetery. ;

;

;

;

;

;

;

CHILDEEX. LiLAH, Percy W., LouxE Harper, Ir.ma Marie, Nellie Maixe,

born at Simcoc, Ont.. " " Hamilton, "

" "

Dec. 27, 1881.

Dec. 25, " Detroit, Aug. 17, " Eort Wayne, (Ind.) Mar. 14, " " " " Feb. 24,

1S83. 1890. 1895.

1S9S.

EDWIN JENNE HART,

born July 6, 1S72, at Simcoe, son of Alanson Hart and Amanda Ann (Widner) Hart education, common school married Minnie Jackson, of Townsend, Dec. 21 1892 farmer and butcher Baptist Reform-

Ont

;

;

;

;

er

;

JEREMIAH WIDNER, Ont. ner

;

address, Bloomsburg, Out.

;

;

;

born June 2, 1808, at Simcoe, son of John Widener and Elizabeth (Bacon) Wideducation, public school married Ann Pomeroy, of ;

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THE WIDEXERS.

69

church, Wesleyan Church Steward and School Trustee. The following obituary' of the late Jeremiah Widner appeared in "The Christian Guardian" [Toronto] on July 14th,

Charlotteville,

Methodist

1S80

;

Mar.

1S34

20,

farmer

;

pohtics, Conservative

;

;

:

"Nothing of note occured in the life of Bro. Widner until the when, under the labors of the late Rev. Henry Wil1 83 1, kinson, he was soundly converted, and at once united with the Wesleyan Church. In his case was fulfilled in a most striking 'All things have become new.' The manner the words of Paul prayer and class meetings, as well as the more public means of grace, were always times of refreshing to his happy soul. He was married to Miss Ann Pomeroy in 183J, and to the day of his year

:

death looked back to that event as lia\-ing taken place under the guiding hand of God. As life advanced, he found more and more

man

the force of the words of the wise findeth a good thing.'

In I838 Bro.

wild country.]

:

'Whoso

liudeth a wife

«

Widner came

He was

Malahide

to

new and young and

[then a

soon appointed steward

in the

struggling Wesleyan church at Aylmer, where he rendered most efficient service until failing health

a

member

vived

his brethren

all

He

who

caused him to

retire.

our Church here, took ofhce with him.

of the first Trust

Board

of

He was and sur-

Christian Guardian, [and «the family take it still.] I need not say he prized it. He was one of the first subscribers to the Cobourg Academy. He was an unHe was strongly ata.ssumiug, pure-minded, earnest christian. took the

first

number

of the

tached to the Methodist Church,

welcome

at his

home and

fireside.

and her ministers were always

He

lived to see the dense for-

farming country, and bership and congregation at Aylmer become tial. None more delighted than he to see church give place to the spacious and elegant cupied by our congregation.

est give place to a rich

Our brother had been poorh'

the small large

member-

and influen-

the old dilapidated structure

now

oc-

for soine t^vo years, but for the

ill 'to

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THE WIDENERS. two months failed rapidly, and died in great peace May the and was buried the Sabbath following. An unusually large number of people attended the funeral, and listened to words of comfort from Proberbs 14th chapter, last part of 32nd verse, after which we laid his lifeless form to rest in the quiet burying ground south of the town. He leaves a widow trusting Christ, and six grown children, most of whom are in the narrow way. May we all meet above!" last

21, iSSo,

Died at

at

Aylmer, Ont., May.?!, 18S0, age

71

years.

buried

;

Aylmer Cemetery, Ont.

CHILDREN. May

born at Windham, " "

Egertox R., S.\KAH Axx, Jonx AVksley,

Jan.

" Malahide, " "

Adolphus, C. E. JexxieM.,

June

El.IZ.ABETII ElGIV.\,

1835.

22,

IS08.

13,

1843.

2,

Jan. 19,

1847.

Nov. Apr.

1851.

28,

1856.

1,

EGERTON R. WIDNER, born May 22, 1835, at Windham, Norfolk Co., Ont. son of Jeremiah Widner and Ann [Pomeroy] Widner education, public school married Emma Cutler, of S. Dorchester, Aug. 19, 1865 farmer church, Methodist Church of Canada Politics, Conservative address, Aj'lmer [West] Ontario. ;

;

;

;

;

;

;

CHILDREN. Albert E])W.\RD, Ellex ELi/.\BETn, FraxcisA., •*Jeremiah,

John,

born at Malahide, Ont., June " " " " July " " " " Aug. " " " " Sept. " " " •' Oct.

9,

4,

1866. 1869.

10, 1873. 23, 1276.

1,

1881.

*Died in infancy.

ALBERT EDW^\RD WIDNER, Malahide, Ont.

;

born June

son of Egerton R. Widner and

9,

Emma

1866,

at

[Cutler]

Widner education, Common School married Mary Ketchabow of Eden, Ont., Feb. 19, 1902 farmer. Resides on the home;

;

;

stead of Jeremiah Widner.

,

THE

WIDENERvS.

JOHN WESLEY WIDNER, mer, Out.

ner

;

Ont., tate,

born June

son of Jeremiah Widner and

;

education, College Sept. 25, 1S81

71

1843,

at

Ayl-

married Nancy P. Hunt, of Aylmer, Lawyer, Farmer, Real Es-

;

Profession,

;

Methodist Fraternal Loan and Insurance business Mason Republican address, Red Bluff, ;

eties,

2,

Ann [Pomcroy] Wid-

F. and A.

;

;

;

SociCal.

CHILDREN. Leox Arthuk,

born at Ayliner, Out., Jan. 23, 1883. " " Colton, Wasli., Feb. 16, 1885. " " " " RoscoE CuLvi-K, Aug. 21, 1886. " " " " Herbert Eart., Oct. 9, 1888. " " " " Lena Ski.ma, Dec. 8, 1889. " " " " Florence Etfiel, Aug. 17, 1891. " " " " Ieije CfxiLiA, Feb. 14, 1893. " " " " Gladys E.stei.la May 23. 1894. " Red Bluff, Cal., Xou. 18, 1896. Frederick Lawrence, " " ' Dec. 3, 1898. " " " Della Orpha, " " " " " May El.'^ie, :\Iay 31 1900. " " *' " " LoRXE WEsLtn-, May 29, 1902. ^ John- Eugexk,

M. WIDNER, born Nov. 28, 1851, at Maldaughter of Jeremiah Widner and Ann [Pomeroy] education. Music Widner married Peter Kennedy of Bayham, Ont., Nov. 18, 1S96 ]Methodist hu.sband's business, farming address, Bayham, Ont. C. E.

JENNIE

ahide, Ont.

;

;

;

;

;

;

ELIZABETH ELGIVA WIDNER,

born April i, 1856, at daughter of Jeremiah Widner and Ann [Pomeroy) Widner education, A^dmer High School and Ottawa Normal School married James Moore of S. Dorchester, Sept, 17, 1 889 Teacher Methodist, after marriage Presbyterian husband's business, farmer address, Mapleton, Elgin Malahide, Elgin Co., Ont.

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

Co., Ont.

CHILDREN. James, *Ellen, K.'.THLEEX,

Sarah Axy, Elgiva,

*Died

in infancy.

born at Mapleton, Ont., " " " " " " "

" "

Aug.

21, 181X).

Dec. 10, 1893.

"

"

"

Mar.

"

"

"

Oct

6,

1896.

14, 1898.

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THE WIDKNERS. NEvSBITT

CULVER WIDNER,

bora Oct.

19,

iSio, on a

son of John Widner farm near Barnams Creek, Charlotteville Pubhc School education, Widner and Elizabeth [Bacon] farmer Malahide, Dec. married Mary Jane Moore, of 27, 1S35 ;

;

;

;

church,

church

;

but attended INIethodist that being his wife's address was Simcoe, Norfolk Co., Ont. Conservative

Baptist,

;

;

Died at Maple Grove Farm, AVindhani, Norfolk Co., Sept. 28, 1892, age 81 years, 11 months and 9 days buried at Old Windham Cemetery, Windham, Nor-:

(Mary Jane died Dec.

1S77.)

29,

;

folk Co.

CniLDRKX. born

Eli-ex,

at

Windham,

Out.,

>'ov. 23, 1836.

Ellen Jane, John Arcivm-s, George CvLVEK,

D:ed:Mar. 20, 18-10. born at Windliam, Ont., July 21, 1838. " " " " June 29, 1840. " " " " Aug. 6, 1842. " " " " Aug. 20, 1844.

Mary

Eliza,

born

Is.\BELLE or Bella,

Elizabkth,

Accidentally,* drowned at

Windham,

Ont.,

"

"

"

"

Amare-pta Cornellx, " " William Hakvey,

" "

"

"

"

"

"

"

" "

Orpiia Veldoka,

June Oct.

'

13, 1871.

Sept. 28, 1846.

Nov. Aug. Aug.

4, 4, 8,

1848.

1850. 1852.

22, 1854.

ELIZABETH W^IDNER, born July 21, 1838, at Windham, daughter of Nesbitt Culver Widner and Norfolk Co., Out. Mary Jane (Moore) Widner education, Public School, attended married George a Ladies' School at St. Thomas for a time ;

;

;

Usher Bilton of Windham, Out., Jan. 14, 1857. (He died in husband's business, farm1S73.) Attended the English Church died at Toronto, Jan. 14, 1872, age 33 years, 5 months, and er ;

;

25 days

;

buried at Old \\'indhani Cemetery,

Norfolk Co., Ont.

CHILDUEX. George

Mary John died

Xesuitt,

Alice,

in infancy.

born

at

Windham,

Ont.,

"

"

"

"

Feb. 26, 1859. Nov. 22, 1860. Died Jan. 24, 1881.

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THE WIDHXERS. GEORGE XESBITT BILTON, Windham, Norfolk

Co., Ont.

Elizabeth [Widner] Bilton

Naughton, ical

&

Supplies and Surgical

A. Mason

;

education, druggi.st

;

Mar.

Toronto,

of

born Feb.

6,

1S93

In.struments

Conservative

;

married Nellie

Church,

;

Med-

traveling man,

;

address, 18

;

at

1859,

26,

son of George U.sher Bilton and

;

English

Columbus

F.

;

Toron-

St.,

to.

ELLEN JANE WIDNER,

born

June

1S40,

29,

'

at

daughter of Nesbitt Culver Widner Windham, Norfolk Co. education, Public School, and Mary Jane (Moore) Widner attended a Ladies' School at St. Thomas and Simcoe for a time married Abner Owen Butler of Windham, Islay 17, 1S66 Church, ;

;

;

;

(Abner died iu lyui.) husband's business, farmer. Died at Windham, Norfolk Co., June 7, 1S93, age 52 5-ears, i Woodhouse, months, 9 days buried at Oakwood Cen.ietery, Norfolk Co. Methodist

;

;

CIIILDREX. born at Windham, Ont

'Eimn loxA,

"

"

"

"

born

at

Windham,

Jane,

"

"

A. Okpha Elmika, K. C, Phillu',

"

" "

Ont., "

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

IltujBEKT Okloxzo,

,

Apr.

2,

Feb.

Died Dec. Elizabktii Bell,

Mary

" " "

1867.

15, 1869. 31, 1895,

^la.r. 7,

1872.

June

15, 1873.

Aug.

21, 1875.

Oct. 22, 1879.

Feb.

18, 1883.

EDITH lONA BUTLER, born Apr. 2, 1867, at Wind, ham, Ont. daughter of Abner Owen Butler and Ellen Jane married John W. Wilson, of Delhi, October [Widner] Butler ;

;

2,

1S95

ing

;

;

^Methodist

;

Conservative

;

husband's business,

farm-

address, Delhi, Ont.

CHILDREN.' La Roy

Oklo.n'zo,

born at Windliam, Ont., June

ELIZABETH BELL BUTLER, Windham,

Ont.

;

dam/hter

of

born

Abner

Mar.

Owen

7,

7,

1900.

1S72,

Butler

at

and

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THE WIDENERS.

74

Ellen Jane (Widner) Butler send, Nov.

1894

I,

;

farming and butchering

ness,

married Frank Lisvey, of TownConservative; husband's busi-

;

Methodist

;

address,

;

Bloomsburg, Out.

CHILDREN. born at AVaterford, July

Shekmax,

MARY JANE BUTLER,

1897.

IS,

daughter 1S73 15, educaButler (Widner) of Abner Owen Butler and Ellen Jane married School Collegiate tion, stenographer and two years at Methodist Herbert G. Pettit of Townsend, Ont., July i, 1896 address, 12 Philip St., Brantford, husband's business, farmer born June

,

;

;

;

;

;

Ont.

CHILDKEX. Lavkel

born at Windham, Ont., Ang.

Bki'lla,

JOHN AUGUSTUS WIDNER, W^indham, Ont. (Moore) Widner

son of

;

Aug. 6, 1842, at Nesbitt Culver Widner and Mary Jane

beth S. Gerstin of Bay City, June copal

;

address,

1897.

born

general business education

;

16,

8,

1870.

;

married Eliza-

Lumberman

Knight Templar and Scottish Rite Mason

;

Epis-

RepubHcan

;

;

Alpena, Michigan.

CHILDREN. George Charles, Carrie Belfe,

Harold ArorsTus, John died

born at Bay City, Mich, Dec. u « .< < .. Aug. " Dec. Alpena,

""

22, 1874. 23,

)

882,

23, 1889.

in infancy.

MARY ELIZA WIDNER,

born Sept.

28,

1846, at

Wind-

daughter of Nesbitt Culver Widner and Mary Jane ham, Ont. married Philip education, Public School (Moore) Widner Methodist Bartholomew, of Windham, Ont., Nov. 17, 1869 address, 322 St. George husband's business. Lumber Merchant ;

;

;

;

;

;

St.,

Toronto, Ont.

CHILDREN. Mary

Effa,

born at Windham, Ont., July 22, 1873. Died June 11, 1876.

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THE WIDENERS.

4, 1848, at Windham, Out.; Mary Jaue (Moore) and Widner Nesbitt Culver

ISABELLA WIDNER, daughter of

75

born Oct.

;

education, Public vSchool

Was

Methodist.

;

often spoken of as

Died at being very beautiful, and was most amiable in disposition. 22 age 1870, Nov. Ont., 23, her parents home at Windham, Cemetery, Windham Old at buried years, i month, 19 days ;

Ont.

W^IDNER, born Nov. 4, 1S50, Nesbitt Culver Vv^idner and of daughter at Windham, married George School Public education. (Moore); Mary Jane Church English 1875 Mich., June 13, City, Bay Aldridge, of Consumption, of died Amaretta druggist business, husband's

AMARETTA CORNELIA Orit.

;

;

;

;

;

he died Aug. iS, contracted while taking care of her husband Old Windham in buried is and residence father's 1883, at her ;

She died at her father's home Nov. 8, 1S83, age 33 Cemetery. buried at Old Windham Cemetery, Windham, years, 4 days ;

Ont.

CHILDREN. AUble

born

Belle,

at

Bay

City,

Mich., June

1,

Died Sept. "

Geokge Kov,

Mablediedat her grandfather Aldridge' s; buried

Windham

1,

1877.

1880.

Roscommon, "

"

1876.

at

Old

Cemetery, Ont.

WILLIAM HARVEY WIDNER,

born Aug. 8, 1852, at son of Nesbitt Culver Widner and Mary Jane Windham, Ont. married Maria education, Public School Widner (Moore) Methodist farmer Apr. 24, 1878 of Jarvis,Ont. ;

;

;

Eina Lea,

Tilsonburg, Ont. Conservative buried at years age 37 ham, Apr. 26, 1889, Ont. tery, Simcoe, ;

her address

;

;

;

;

is

;

Died

at

Wmd-

Oakwood Ceme-

CHILDREN. M.\KY Bell, Rev.. Lea,

Mary

Bell

lege of Music,

born "

at

Windham,

"

"

Widner graduated 1

90 1,

in

Music

Ont., Mar. 22,

"

June

at the

6,

1882.

1886.

Toronto Col-



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THE WIDHNERS.

76

ORPHA VEEDORA WIENER,

born Aug. 22, 1S54. at daughter of Nesbitt Culver Widner and Mary Jane (Moorej W^idner education, Public School, some time at a Ladies' School and one year in Hamilton Eadies' College studied Art and Music Methodist Fraternal Societies, Canadian Home Circle address, 322 St. George St., Toronto, Ont. Prepared records of descendants of Nesbitt Culver Widner.

Windham, Ont.

;

;

;

;

;

;

NANCY JANE WIDNER,

born April 5, 1816, at Winddaughter of John W'idner and Elizabeth (Bacon) Widner education, common school married Calviii W. Adams, of Malahide, Jan. 26, 1S34. Baptist reformer farmer, retired in 1S70. By industry and economy, iMr. & Mrs. Adams accumulated a large amount of property. Mrs. Adams was of a kind and amiable disposition. Died at Aylmer, Ont., March 24, 18S9, age 72 years.

ham, Ont.

;

;

;

;

;

CHILDREN. Alm.v

born

J.\xi;,

*HEcroKW.

"

at ZMalaliide,

Mar.

14, ]S35.

"

May

18, 1851.

"

*Died in infancy.

ALMA JANE ADAMS, Ont.

;

Adams

;

education,

Trafalgar, Jan.

Died

at

born Mar.

1S35, at Malahide,

14,

W. Adams and Nancy Jane (Widner) common school married Joseph Calvert

daughter of Calvin

;

Baptist

1852.

14,

Aylmer, June

7,

;

reformer

;

school teacher.

1856, age 21 years.

CHILDEEN. Emma

EMMA

J.,

born

at ^lalahide,

June

16, 1854.

CALVERT,

born June 16, 1S54, at Malahide, Ont. daughter of Joseph Calvert and Alma Jane (Adams) Calcommon school education and Music married Newton vert Baptist husband's busiEllis of Aylmer, on Dec. 12, 1S72 his address, 759 East ;Sth St., Los Anness. Carriage Builder buried died at Alynier, Oct. 23, 1S79, age 25 years geles, Cai at Alymer Cemetery. J.

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;

;

;

;

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*

THE WIDENERS.

77

CHILDREN. *Hakuy, *Fl.OKEXCK,

Calvin Vkkne,

^VI^•^^U)\\•,

born "

at

Aylmer, April

"

May

"

20, 1877. 16, 1879.

*Diecl in infancy.

CALVIN W. Xewton

son of

EIvLIS, born Apr.

Ellis

Edith U. Goodwin, of

and St.

Emma

J.

20, 1877, at

(Calvert)

Thomas, Ont., June

6,

Aylmer, Ont. married ;

Ellis

;

1900.

MARY WTDNER,

daughter of John Widner and Elizabeth married Alexaneducation, common .school (Bacon) Widner husReformer Baptist der Mcintosh, of To\vn.send, Ont. 1S34 May, died at Townsend, Ont., band's business, farmer ;

;

;

;

;

;

;

buried at

Windham, Ont. CHILDKEX. Axgelinp:,

FiXLEY EuACoRN,

born

at

"

"

Townsend, Ont., Nov. "

'

"

Died about 1883, born at Townsend, Ont., Dec.

Almira,

"

Si-SANXA,

"

"

"

15, 1S27.

^lar. 25, lS2it.

Flint, 7,

Mich.

1830.

Jan. 28, 1832.

born Nov. 15th, 1S27, at Towndaughter of Alex. Mcintosh and Mary (Widner) education, common school married David Eluelling Mcintosh husband's business, cabinet maker. of Waterford, Ont.

ANGELINE MclNTOSH,

send, Ont.

;

;

;

;

CHILDKEX. Ai.oxzo,

"Wallace, FiXLEY,

Gertkcde, ^L\RIOX,

J axe,

Clara, Blanche,

ALMIRA MclNTOSH, Ont. to.sh

;

;

born Dec. 7, 1S30, at Townsend, daughter of Alex. Mcintosh and Mary (Widner) Mclnmarried Wm. Johnson, of education, conr.non school ;

THE WIDENERS.

78

Brantford, Mar.

Conservative

4,

1S52

;

Methodist

Mr. Johnson was a Mason;

;

hu.sband's business, farmer.

;

CHILDREX. Marv

Cathkrixe,

born at Burford,

Lewis,

"

"

Asa Melkoikne,

"

" Malahide,

"

Nov. Mar. Nov.

28,

1853.

13,

1855.

15,

1874.

MARY CATHERINE JOHNSON,

born Nov. 28, 1S53, daughter of Wm. Johnson and Ahnira (Mcinat Burford, Ont. married James education, comniou school tosh) Johnson bu.sihusband's Baptist; Moore, of Norwich, Mar. 12, 1S71 years. died at Malahide, Mar. 2, 1876, age 22 ness, farmer ,

;

;

;

;

CHJLDEEN. born at Malahide, Ont. Feb. 20, 1872. " Aug. 6, 1873.

Ida,

Almika,

IDA MOORE, daughter of tion,

common

Oct. 18, 1893 culturist

;

born Feb.

school ;

1S72,

20,

James Moore and Mary

at

Malahide,

C. (Johnson)

Moore

Ont. ;

married George Eale, of Malahide,

;

Baptist

Reformer

;

;

;

educa-

hu.sband's business,

Ont., agri-

address, ^lalahide, Ont.

CHILDREN. born at Malahide, Ont., ^Nlay, 1896. " " " " Apr. 15, 1889. " " " " July 15, 1902.

Charles, Almuja, Gladys,

LEWIS JOHNSON, born Mar. 13, 1855, at Burford, Ont Wm. Johnson and Almira (Mcintosh) Johnson married ;

son of

;

Elizabeth Bradley, of Aylmer, Dec. 20, 1876 gardener church, Army Conservative address, Aylmer, Ont. ;

;

Salvation

;

;

CHILDREN. Aloxzo,

.

born at Ayhner, Ont.,

Edward,

"

Clarke, Alherta, Delbert,

" " "

" " " "

"

"

"

"

" "

"

"

Oct.

1,

Nov. 2

1878. ,

1879.

IMar. 6, 1SS5.

Nov. Oct.

15, 1887.

9,

1895.

YJ.}?./

...

.

'

I...

THE WIDENERS.

79

vSI'SANNA McINTOvSH, born

Jan. 28, 1S32, at ToAvnsend, daughter of Alex. Mcintosh and Alary (Widner) Mcintosh education, common school married Peter Medcalf, of Burford, Ont., Dec. 31, 1S50 Methodist; husband.'s business, Agriculturist: died at Burford, Autunni, 1901, age 69 years

Ont.

;

;

;

;

;

buried at Burford, Ont.

CHILDREN. MiXEKVA, Deluekt, E.MEllSOX,

Ai.EXAXDEK, Elizabetu, Jexxie, Peter.

,'

THE WIDKNERS.

8o

LEONARD WIDNER EEONARD WIDNER,

born

173S

married

;

Martha

Thorpe.

The

following

Leonard W'idner

inscription

on the tombstone of

appears

;

"Stop

you pass by,

traveler, as

As you are now, so once was As I sm now, soon j'ou must

I,

be,

Prepare yourself to follow me." (vSee

George

Reminiscences of a Centenarian,

S.

printed in

full,

by

Conover, P. 35, also 60, 61.)

Died at residence of son-in-law, Williara Wooden, Chili, N. Y., ]May 28, 1S12, age 74 years buried at Wooden or Gro\-e Place Cemetery, Chili, N. Y. ;

CHILDREN.

.

ABRAHAM,

born

John, Sarah, EMZABETir,

"

Oct. 25,

1779.

" "

Feb. 20,

1782.

1777.

178-1.

Died 1854.

Leonard

ABRAHAM

Jr.,

F.

"

i

1786.

WIDNER,

born 1777,

in

New

Jersey

;'

son of Leonard Widner and Martha Thorpe Widner married emigrated to Ohio in 1S17, and settled in Butler Co. ;

twice

;

Buried

at

Fairview, F'ayette Co, Ind.

CnJLDREX. Lkonakd, Wh.i.iam JoH^•^;oN,

:MakyC., AV.v.SHiN(rr(^)N,

JAME.S,

John, Jacoh, Sa.muel,

Ann, Jane,

.

born "

at Kocliester, N. Y.,

Aug.

14,

1812.

1807.

..;

i

,1/

.M).

•/i

hi

;'.

n"!

I

u

,7/ vjr/TiK,

.

,,"7

i

;., .,

K

.

:

.

,

I

T,

:,i

nonud.

THK WIDEXKRS. AVIUJAM JOHNSON WIDNER Rochester, N.Y.

Lambert

;

son of Abraliani F.

of Dayton,

Ohio,

born Aug. 14, 181 2, at married Charlotte

,

Widner

;

May 27, 1S34 occupation, Whig and Republican. Died

confec-

;

travcHng salesman at Dayburied at Woodland Cemetery, Dayton, ton, O., Apr. I, 1901 tioner,

;

;

Ohio.

CHILDKEX. Mary C,

born nt Dayton, "

KsTUER A., George Orix, Wn.LiAM H.,

"

"

Ch

"

"

"

"

" " "

"

"

''

vKLon-K Lai-retta,

*Charle.s,

Bell, Fraxcls Makiox, Carrie M.,

'•'

" "

0.,

"

"

"

Oct.

1S35.

Aug.

1837.

" " " " "

"

Jan.

" "

Mar. 1845. June, 1847.

'•

"

Feb.

"

"

Juiie

3,

^[ar.

1,?41.

"

iS39.

5, 1S43.

4, 1851.

Jan. 1857.

*Dieil in infancy.

CxEORGE ORIN WIDNER,

bornJune«3, 1S39,

Dayton,

at

O. son of William Johnson \\'idner and Charlotte (Lambert) Wid;

ner

education, Dayton Public Schools

;

Mary

married

;

L. Vail

Ornamental painter Methodist fraternal societies, I. O. O. F., A. O. U. W., K. O. P., A. F. & A. M. Republican address, vSt. Louis, Mo.

of Middletown, O., June 21, i860.

;

;

;

;

;

CHILDREN. Harry,

born at Middletown, 0., " " " " Louis Vau-, Died at Galian, 0., 1865, ii'j;;e 16, mo. buried at Joseph El.mer, born at Inclianapoli.>^, Ind. AViLLiA.M

;

WILLIAM HARRY WIDNER, Middletown,

Widner

(Vail)

School

O.

;

;

Middletown, 0. Jan. 29, 1869.

26,

sou of George Orin Widner and education.

;

born Dec.

Dec. 26, 1861. Apr. 15, 1S64.

Collegiate course.

mercantile business

;

Protestant

;

at

L.

Normal

State

married Florence E. Day of Philadelphia, Oct.

occupation,

1861,

Mary i,

fraternal

1883

;

socie-

& A. M. Republican address, 559 Main St., Buffalo, Lived in South Bend, Ind., about one year, moved to Gallon, O., then to Indianapolis, Ind., then to BufTalo, N. Y., in

ties,

F.

N. Y.

;

;

7

V hi-:

;^.

•'wVi

'.-'i

^-,

-;•;;.

;r-o.C

w:

J

i':fi,

r,ar.i!j;:)

THE

82

WIDEI^ERS.

1870, and have resided there since.

CHILDTIEX.

May DR.

JOSEPH ELMER WIDNER,

IndianapoHs, (Vail)

born at Buffalo, X. Y, Jan.

Day,

born Jan.

1S69, at

29,

Orin Widner and Mary L. education, Buffalo Public Schools and Niagara

Ind.

Widner

13, 18S8,

;

son of Geo.

;

married Martha E. Gou.ld of Buffalo, at PCpiscopal Phj'sician and Surgeon Chicago. May 21, 1891 Refraternal societies, I. O. O. F., K. of P., A. E. and A. M. address, 2607 North publican Dist. City Physican, Chicago 41st Ave., Chicago, 111. Medical University

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

CHILDKEX. George Goru),

Harry

born at Chicago,

Vau.,

I'vOBEKT Cassil-s,

111.,

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

Aug, Aug.

17, 1892.

1897.

31,

Jan. 24, 1901.

CHARLOTTE LAURETTA WIDNER, born Jan. 5, 1843, daughter of Wni. J. Widner and Charlotte Dayton, O. married Dr. J. L. Mcllhenny, of Dayton, (Lambert) Widner

at

;

;

Her husband

O., Oct. 18, 1S66. in the

i.st

prisoner at

was one

died Oct. 15, 1901.

He

enlisted

beginning of the Civil War %vas taken the Battle of Shiloh, and sent to Andersonville, and

O. V.

of the

I.

at the

;

number who was exchanged

just before the close

of the war.

CHILDREX. Leonad.v.s Bertram,

born

at

De

Graff, O.,

July

23,

LEONIDAS BERTRAM McILHP:NNY, born July 23,

1867.

1S67,

son of Charlotte L. (Widner) Mcllhenny and education, common schools and high school, Mcllhenny L. J. Dayton, O. married Susan M. Adderley of Cuicinnati, O., Dec. at

De

Graff, O.

;

;

;

Episcopal attorney and Counselor at Law 1891 K. O. T. M. Democratic with independent tendencies address, 1224 No. Main St., Dayton, O.

30,

;

;

;

;

;

jIu'>.

.,'.

,,!

.-./i

J r

:

li-'M.--:

THE WIUENERS.

83

CIlILDl^vEX. *UKKBER'r A.,

*Died

in infancy.

FRANCIS MARION WIDNER, born sou of Wm. Johnson VVJdner O.

4, 1851, at Dayand Charlotle (Lammarried bert) Widner education, public schools of Dayton, O. Master Painter Ella C. Shnmaker of Galion, O., :May 28, 1S72 Baptist Republican. Eeft Dayton, O., of Railroad Equipment 1S67, lived in Galion, O., '67 to '69, Buffalo, N. Y., '69 to '89, Erie, Pa., '89 to '91. Since 1891 in Baltimore, Md., have always followed railroad work.

ton,

Feb.

;

;

;

;

;

;

CHILDHEX. Devn

born at Buffalo, N. Y.,

Irvinc;,

Fkaxcis Makiox Jr., Arthur Lambert, Makiox Elmh;a, JoyKi'ii Ai.LA.v,

" " " "

" "

"

" " Baltimore, " "

" "

July July

10, 1876.

Ki, 1S7S.

]\Iay 31, lbS3.

:\[d.,

Mar.

May

"

19, 1.^9-1. 6,

189(3.

MARY

born 1807, af Rochester, N. Y. C. WIDNER, married Albert li. P^dmondson, daughter of Abraham Widner business, River Pilot. husband's Presbyterian 1833 She was living in New Orleans at begining of the Civil War, and when the Union forces took possession of the cit}-. her husband enlisted and served as a pilot on a gunboat in Admiral P"arragut's fleet. The family then came north and located at CamHer husbaiid died at Sante P'e, New Mexico, lud. bridge City, in 1880. She died at Cambridge City, Ind., July 5, 1894, age 86 ;

;

;

;

years, 7

months

;

buried at Cambridge City, Ind.

CHILDREN. Jonathan, Died at San Francisco,

Cal..

Fkanxt.s Marion,

Died

at

Chattanooga, Tenn.,

CHARLES

A.

and

WIDNER,

is

buried at Cambridge City, Ind.

born

Dec.

17,

1S58,

at

St.

son of John Widner Marys, O. married ^Minnie Stallbaum of vSt. Marys, O., Sept. 26, iSSo Baptist Odd PY-llow paper hanger (at present farming) ;

;

education,

;

cornmun school

;

:t.rl v,:".

U

\):ii,<\

I

,•1/;

f

,.,

;j„J

;[

*,,i

_,

;

.

,

I':;

.u;-

-;

'.'

THE

84

Republican

;

address,

WIDENHRwS.

White House, O.

CHILDREN. .Josephs.

born at

Died at Toledo, 0., Feb. 15, 1901. born at Loramier, 0., July 31, 18S3. Died at Loramier, 0., Aug. 6, 1883. born at Loramier, 0., Aug.- 20, 1 884. " " " " Aug. 2, 1887. Died at Loramies, O., Oct. 28, 1888. born at Toledo, 0., Sept. 2, 1894. " " Sept. 29, 1897. " "

.Elmek,

.

RoBEiiT B.,

.

Charles,

FraxklinO.,

Maggie

Sept. 10, ISSl.

O.,

St. :Maryj^,

B.,'

JACOB WIDXER, bom

N. Y.

at Rochester,

son of Ab-

;

raham F. Widner married Elizabetli Lambert of Sidney, O. boatman church, United Brethren died at Zenia, .0. buried ;

;

;

;

;

at Zenia, O.

CHILDIMCX.

Mary C,

born at Dayton,

1842.

0.,

^MARY C. WIDNER, born 1S42, at Dayton, O. daughter married Jacob Widner and Elizabeth (Lambert) Widner Xugent Christian. Was brought up ijy her aunt Mary C. ( Widner). Edmondson in New Orleans. Owns and carries on a fine farm of 255 acres in Wayne Co., Ind. ;

of

;

,

;

JOHN WIDNER, -N.J.

;

born Oct.

near Johnsonburg,

25, 1779,

son of Leonard Widner and Martha (-Thorpe)

.education,

common

-N. Y., Dec..2, 1799 181 2 as a teamster

;from Geneva

;

;

Widner;

married Rebecca Bradiier of Goshen, farmer Presbyterian ser\'ed in War of

school

;

;

Democrat

;

;

held town

ofiices.

Removed

and carried on a farm there. being part of the farm ou-ned by his. father (see Leonard Widner.) Died at Rochester, N. Y., Apr. 28, iSSo, age 10 >ears buried at Grove, Place Cemetery, .Chili, Monroe Co.,. N. Y. Vw'ith

his father to Chili

1

(CHILDUEX. AxxA, '•Mosh>s

.John,

Bkadneu,

born at Geneva, X. Y., Sept. 7, ISOO, " " " May 1."), ]S02. ^' " " " May 1, lt'04.

"

;

.'

I

,:l,:

r

THE WIDENERS. •

85

Makv,

"

"

"

"

Sarah,

" "

" "

" "

"

"

"

" " u " "

"

" " "

Lydia, Eliza,

Haxxah, PvEBKCCA,

EsTKKK, CiiARLKS,

Ja.mbsW.,

"

Feb. 24, 1807. Feb. 28, 1809. Feb. 25, 1810.

" "

June

1,

"

Nov.

13,

"

May

6,

July

28, 1820.

June

29, 1823.

«

<< « " " " " Chili, N. Y.,

1812. 1813.

1816.

131 S.

(See page 35.)

.

ANNA

WIDNER, born Sept. 7, iSoo, at Gcnev-a, N. Y. daughter of John Widener and Rebecca (Bradner) Widner married Cornelius K. Van Riper of education, common school New Jersey, Sept. 13, 1821 Fresbyteriau he Democrat husband's business, contractor and millwright. ;

;

;

;

Cornelius

Van Riper was born

the birth of the

first

child

at

;

;

after in N. J., Dec 17, 1799 Geneva, N.-Y., Mr. Van Riper ;

his family to Chili, N. Y., at which place six children In the vSpring of 1834, the faniil}^ moved were born to them. to Plymouth, Wayne Co., Mich., where Mr. Van Riper engaged as a hiilhvright and erected a mill lor his uncle, Mr. After the comj)leticin of the mill Mr. Van Wm. Bradner. Riper removed with his family in the fall of the same year to Goshen, Ind., where the ^-ounger son Charles Henry died during From this place the family went to Peru, the winter of 1835-6. Ind., where INIr. Van Riper took work on the Wabash and Erie Caual, then in the process of construction and built two locks, one at Peru and another at Wabash. Here he made the acquaintance of Mr. Sutherland, another contractor, and together they undertook the construction of a branch from Terre Haute to Bowling Green. The work was paid for according to estimates made by Inspectors or Conmiissioners and a part of the contract

moved

price retained to guarantee the fulfillment of the contract. A])Out this period the panic or

"Wild-cat" times commenced, money was

scarce and depreciated, larger per cents were retained, and finally after desperate efforts the contractors

were compelled

to aban-

n-vT

:'.:

1

THE WIDENKRS.

86

don the work. All the profit.s in the work were co^'ered by the amounts retained and they lost their work and what the^y- had invested, which practically ruined thenv financially. Mr. A'an Riper then removed with his family to Wayne Co., Mich., where he had relatives on his wife's side. Here he purchased a farm of 90 acres of the General Cass estate, near the head of Lake Erie, where their younger daughter was born. This was a wild country at this time and Mr. Van Riper commenced over to make his fortune. Here occured the death of Anna Widner, his wife, she is buried in the Cemetery at the village of Gibralter. 2dr. Van Riper was a staunch Democrat until the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act, which was so .shocking to his intelligence, that he lost faith in the, then Democratic Party. After the death of iNIrs. Van Pviper the famil}' became separated and Mr. Van Riper died Apr. ?3, 18S6, at the residence of his younger daughter, Escanabe, Mich.

Died

at Gibralter,

at Gibralter,

Mich., June

1S56, age 56 years

6,

;

buried

Mich.

CHILDPtEX. Joiix "WmxER,

Gakket Bradxek, C-vruAKixE Axx,

Maky

Elizauetii,

CoKNELu-s, Charli-» IIexry,

Rehecca Deua,

])orn at GeTieva, X. Y.,

"

"

" "

" "

" "

"

"

" "

Cliili,

Aug.

12, 1822.

"

Jan. 12, 1S24.

" " '

Nov. Nov.

2,

Feb.

5, 18.iO.

28, 1826.

1827.

" " " Mar. 4, 1833. born at Fannington, Mich., Sept. 8, 13-12.

JOHN WIDNER VAN RIPER, born Aug. 12, 1822, at Geneva, N. Y. son of Cornelius K. \'an Riper and Anna (Widner) \'an Riper education, common school married Mary I{. Sullivan, of Romulus, Mich., Mar. 29, 1863. farmer Presbyterian Republican died at Rochester, N. Y., Nov. 6, 1903. ,

;

;

;

;

;

;

CHILDREN. AxxA

born at Gibralter, Mich.. ;May 1, 18G-1. Makv Elizabeth, " " Bloonitield, " Oi;t. 1, 1871. Diovl Aug. 22, 1872. Grace, bora at Chili, N. Y., Oct. 14, 1874. Died Apr. 5, 1875. IMay,

'

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.'{'

y.

,

h

THE WIDEXERS.

ANNA MAY VAN

87

RIPER, born May i, 1S64, at GibrallJohn Widner Van Riper and Mary E.

daughter of Mich. married Lincohi Washington Perry, of (SuUivan) Van Riper address, Plymouth Ave., Rochester, Chili, N. v., May S, 1S84 N. Y. CTIILmiEN.

er,

;

;

;

Eakl Van JhvEU,

PION.

born at

Jan. 10, ISSS.

Chili, N. Y.,

GARRET BRADNER VAN

1824, at Chili, N. Y.

(Widner) Van Riper fraternal societies,

I.

;

son of Cornelius

RIPER, born Jan. 12, K. Van Riper and Anna

married Sarah P\ Cozad, Apr. 27, 1S54 Democrat held county oflices, O. O. F.

;

;

;

;

Ashland, Jackson Co., Ore. Crossed the Plains in 1S50, his uncle, Charles Widner died in route to California same year, and was buried at Independence Rock on

State Legislature

address,

;

the Sweet Water. CHILJ^/IvEX.

bora at Douglas^ Co., Ore., May 12, 1855. " " " Oct. 15, 1857. " " " " " " I'ec. 1, 1S5S. " " " " June 20, 1863. " "

AxxieMary, John- IVIakiox,

Sarah Frances, Garret Kn-i', Ida C.vTUAKiNK, Thomas,

Gardner

Pkingi.e,

"

"

"

''

"

"

"

"

Sept. 20, 1867.

" "

Oct. 20, 1871.

Died Sept. born at Douglas Co., Ore., ^Nlay 2,

ANNIE MARY VAN RIPER,

born

of Garret B.

May

12,

2,

1873.

1875.

1855,

at

Van Riper and Sarah

daughter Douglas Co., Ore. married Jesse liberal education, (Cozad) Van Riper F. stock man business, husband's Walker of Ore., May 14, 1873 ;

;

;

;

;

address, Eangells Valley, Ore.

CHILDREX. Clement,

born

Charlic-s,

"

at Linkville,

" Bonanza,

Jay,

"

"

Bessie,

"

"

SARAH FRANCES VAN

" "

"

Apr. Apr. Aug.

"

Oct. 26, 1890.

Ore.,

"

RIPER, born

10,

1874.

10,

1879.

15,

1882.

Oct. 15,

1S57, at

M

'

s

X

.;

THE WIDENERS.

88

Douglas Co., Ore. daughter of Garret B. Van Riper and vSarah (Cozad) Van Riper education, liberal married C. P. Hughes of Klamath Co., Ore., Feb. lo, 1S79 husband's business, Stock Raiser address, Bed Field, Klamath Co., Ore. ;

F.

;

;

;

;

CHILDREIS. Mahgaret Victor C,

born at Foe Valley, Ore., Apr. " " " " " Nov. " " " ." " Nov.

F.,

ViviAX,

Catharine F., Charles G.,

<'

"

"

jNIaryF.,

"

"

GARRET Co., Ore.

Riper Co.,

Ore.

;

;

VAN

K.

"

»<

" "

" "

<<

"

"

RIPER, born June Van Riper and

son of Garret B.

education, liberal

June

<<

18SS

13,

25, ISSO.

29, 1881.

1881.

29,

^Vpr, 25, 1885.

:Nov. 12, 1895.

Jan.

1900.

1.5,

Douglas

20, 1S63, at

vSarah [Cozad]

Van

married Nellie Patterson of Klamath farmer address, Bonanza, Klamath Co., ;

;

;



«

CIITLDKEX. Garret,

born at " "

Jessie,

LiLLiE,

"

Joseph,

"

IDA CATHARINE

" "

r>onaiiza,

Ore.,

"

"

Dec. Apr.

1890.

19, 1,

1892.

1894.

"

"

]\lar. 7,

"

"

Apr.

22, 1895.

VAN

RIPER, born Sept. 20, 1S67 at Doudaughter of Garret B. Van Riper and Sarah F [Cozad] Van Riper married William Crane of Bonanza, Ore., July 28, 1891 husband's business, car shop man. glas Co., Ore.

;

;

;

CIIILDREX. Otto,

born

8hej!a,

"

Ferxk,

"

Medford, Feb. 6, 1895. " " Nov. 26, 1898. " Sacramento, Cab, Mar. 31, 1901.

at

GARDNER PRINGEE VAN

RIPER,

born

May

2,

1875,

Douglas Co., Ore. son of Garret B. Van Riper and Sarah F, [Cozad] \"an Riper married Angie Mullen of A.shland, Ore. Jan. 8, 1890 Democrat grocer address, Ashland, Ore. at

;

;

;

;

;

,

;..>

V:A

.:..

v..

If:

xA.

THE WIDENERS.

89

CATHARINE ANN VAN RIPER, bom

Nov. 28, 1826, at Van Riper and Kipp Cornelius of daughter Rochester, N. Y. school and district at education, Riper Van Anna (W'idner) Grace of William Hon. married Seminary Plj-mouth Female Conteacher marriage, before i, 1849 Detroit, Mich., Nov. address, lawyer business, husband's Republican gregational Removed to the State of Tslichigan, with her vSt. Clair, Mich. ;

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

nine years of age, and resided in

parents

when

time of

her marriage, when

Wayne Co.

,

until the

where she prominent attor-

she removed to St. Clair,

Mr. Grace was a

resided for about forty years.

ney of St. Clair, Mich., was prosecuting attorney for a number He died at St. Clair, at the age of sixty-eight years, of years.

June

27,

1

889.

CHILDREN. born at

EuzABCTH Ann,

*WiLUAM Hkxhy, Alice Alhixa, CiiAKLEs Fkemoxt,

James Newei.l,

Aimu-RM., ClahaAdeua,

Mich., Dec. 1," 1 850. " July 15, 185-2. " May 1, 1854.

Clair,

"

"

"

"

" "

" "

"

"

"

"

"

-

«

«

"

" "

" "

" "

"

"

"

"

*MakyGkace, Edward C,

iSt.

"

"

*

Sept. 15, 1S56.

" " " " "

"

" "

Nov.

30,

1

858.

Feb. 21, 18(31. Apr. 11, 1864. Sept.

7, i:i67.

Mar.

23, 1870.

*Died in infancy.

ELIZABETH ANN

GRx\CE, horn Dec. i, 1850, at St. Clair, Grace and Catharine (Van Riper) William daughter Mich. married Geo. J. High School Clair St. education, Grace Congregational; 1878; Nov. 28, Mich., Ward of St. Chair, of

;

;

;

Eastern Star and Daughter of the American address, St. Clair, Physician and Druggist Class, St. Clair History Ladies' President and

fraternal societies.

Revolution

;

He

;

Member Mich. Ladies Library Association, various church and

Past

Worthy Matron O.

and

E. S.,

social societies.

CHILDREX. Alice Grack,

Km-iE Elizackth,

born "

at St. Clair,

"'^

"

Mich. "

Nov.

19, 1879.

Feb. 10, 1881.

Died Sept.

1,

1881.

THE WIDENERS.

90

born

"William,

Mary

at St. Clair, :Mich.,

Jeaxxktte, born at

St. Clair, ^Mich.,

JAMES NEWELL GRACE, Clair,

Mich.

1864,

ii,

at St.

son of William Grace and Catherine (Van Riper) education, High School of St. Clair, University of Den;

Grace Union Theological ;

born Apr.

Aug. 11, 18S2. Died Sept. 21, 18S2. Mar. 7, 18S4.

ver,

Mary Hardy Presbyterian

of ;

Senn'iiar\' of

Denver,

Reptiblican

Colo., ;

New York

June

25,

1891

City

;

married

Clergyman;

;

address, Roslyn, N. Y.

The Rev.

James Newell Grace was born in St. Clair, Mich., 1S64. He graduated from the St. Clair High School. He was in business a few 3-ears in Michigan and Colorado, took a special cotirse in the Denver University, came to New York and entered the Union Theological vSeininary, from which institution he was graduated with the Class of 1889. His first charge Vv-as the Presbyterian Church at Keyport, N. J. He then served as pastor of the vSouth Broadway Presbyterian Church of Denver, Colo., the First Presbyterian Church of Idaho vSprings, Colo., and the Woodhaven First Presbyterian Churoh. The Woodhaven Church is in Brooklyn I''resbytery, where Mr. Grace is now closing a succe.ssftil pa.storate of about five years. This church has much improved. Many souls have been converted, some of the debt has been liquidated and the income of the churcli considerably increased. Mr. Grace has the joy of leaving it when its pro.spects for the future are very hopeful. His people very much regret his resignation and have put forth strong efforts to persuade him to remain.

CHILDREN. Newell Hardy, Hakold Ei.>fEii, Florence May, Ko.sALiXD Edna,

RF:bECCA DELL\

born at Denver, Colo., " " Ida'no Springs, " " " AVoodhaven, N. Y., " " *' " ,

van

riper, bom

Sept.

Apr. 17, 1892. July 20, 1894. Jan. 22. 1898. Apr. 22, 1900.

8,

1S4-,

at

Farmington, Mich. daughter of Cornelius K. Van Riper and Anna (Widner) Van Riper married Capt. Alfred Taylor of ;

;

.inKin

yj:'^].U':

/

(i._-

J

.^-.."I

THE WIDENERS. Mich., July 21,

Detroit,

husband,

1861

91

Presbyterian

;

Degree

fraternal

;

husband's business, boat captain died at Escanaba, Mich., iMay 30, 1896, 3'ears buried at E^keview Cenieter}-, Escanaba, Mich. ties,

JNIason, 32

socie-

steam-

;

age 54

;

;

CHILDUEN. Gkack a., born Sept. ]o, 1870. GRACE A. TAYLOR, born Sept. 13, 1870, at Escanaba, Mich. daughter of Alford Tajdor and Rebecca Delia (Van ;

Taylor

Riper)

Young

High School

education.

;

Mar.

of Ivscanaba, Mich.,

Mason

ternal societies, husband,

;

27,

1895

N. Y.

;

education,

;

of

.son

;

common

N. Y.,

Chili,

May

born

:So2,

15,

at

Jolni \\'idner and Rebecca [Eradner]

Aug.

speculator age 87 years.) City of Wyandotte, Mich. ;

;

J.

fra-

;

husband's business, merchant

MOSES BRADNER WIDNER, Geneva,

1894

married xVlbert Presbyterian

Escanaba, Mich.

addrc-ss,

Widner Vean of

;

;

school

13,

1824

married

;

Jeannettc Mc-

(she died vSept. 25,

1S91,

Democrat Justice of the Peace, died at Wyandotte, Mich., Nov.

;

;

;

buried at Wj'andotte, Mich.

CHILDPvEX. M.vKY Ann,

born 1825, died uninarrieil, 1850. born at Chili, X. Y., Sept., 19, 1827.

liEt!Fxc.\ J.\XE,

Cattiakixk Ckt.kstia, AViLLiAM liKNKY,* Sakah Elizabeth,

died Jail. 15, 1859. " Jan. 15, 18S1.

'

J ILIA JMarcia,

IIaxxah jKAXNjrn'K, ISABELI.E Lori8A,

SfSAX

Adei..\ide.

REBECCA JANE WIDNER,

born Sept. 19, 1827, at daughter of Moses Bradner Widner and Jeannette (McVean) Widner education, common school married George Clark of Ecorse, Mich., Jan. 10, 1856 School Teacher Presbyterian husband's business, fisherman and farmer died at

Chili,

N. Y.

;

;

;

;

;

;

Ecorse, Mich.,

Mich.

;

Jan. 26,

1891,

age 63 years

;

buried at Pxoi>e.

>l

^C-i

,OI

JI ,[

/.

THE WIDENERS.

92

CHILDT^EX. Florexce NiGHTixGAi.K,

t

Died Sept. 28, 1SS3. born at Ecorss, Miclu, Dec. 16, 1858. Died Jan. 6, ISSO. born at Ecorse, Mich., Apr. 14, 1861. " " " " Is'ov. 22, 1863. •' " " " July 19, 1866. " " " " Oct. 23, 1869. Died :\Iar. 14. 1872,

Cakrie Elizabeth, Fkance-s Gertrl-de,

George,

Mabel

I^Iai-d,

Jessie Loi-LSE,

FRA:nXES

boiii at Ec'oise, Mien., Apr. 12, 1S57.

GERTRUDE CEARK,

born Apr. 14, 1S61, at Clark and Rebecca (Widdaughter of George Ecorse, Mich. Music TeachHigh School education, Public and eiier) Clark ;

;

;

er

;

Presbyterian

address, Ecorse, Mich.

;

GEORGE CEARK,

born Nov. 22, 1863, at Ecorse, Mich. eduson of George Clark and Rebecca J. (Widner) Clark cation, Wyandotte, Mich. Public School ^nd Detroit Business farmer, lumberman, wood and ice dealer. Prop. University ;

;

;

Presbyterian fraternal societies, WyanBowling Alleys etc. dotte Eodge No. 170 F. and A. M., and Wyandotte Chapter No. adRepublican Clerk of Villiage of P'ord 135 R. A. M. P'ather died when he was 14 years of age, dress, Ecorse, Mich. soon after his death the mother and he took charge of the fisheries, farms, land, etc., left by the father and he has continued along ;

;

;

;

;

,

that line.

JULIA MARCIA WIDNER,

born Nov.

11,

1S35,

at Chili,

Monroe Co., N. Y. daughter of Moses B. Widner, and Jeannette married Peter education, High School (McVean) Widner ;

;

;

Wyandotte, Mich., Nov. 27, 1863; School Teacher address, Wyandotte, Presbyterian he General Contractor

Eacey

of

,

;

;

Mich,

CHILDREN. Xellie Belle, born at Wyandotte, Oct. 20, 1864. " " July 15, 1867, Elizahkth Eichmax, " Died Apr. 13, 1900.

ri:i't .'ii

}

THE WIDENERS. XoKMAN Petkk, IMo.sEs,

born at "Wyandotte, Mich.. Jan. 30, lStji», married Isabell "Willciiiyoii, 1 son, Allan Peter. born at AVyandotte, Mich., July ."JO, 1872, married Nettie Ihilhaway.

SARAH WIDXER, Jeannette (r^IcVean)

93

daughter of Moses Widiier marrid Hiram Ford.

Widner

and

;

CHILDREN. AkthirAV. Ei.iz.\r.KTH

ARTHUR Mich.

;

Feb. 28,

born Feb.

1865,

1865.

W. FORD,

28,

at

Ecorse,

Hiram Ford and Sarah Elizabeth (Widner) Ford Wyandotte Pubhc School married H. Jennie Tripp :

;

Maybee, Mich., Sept.

S. R'y.

at Ecorse, Mich.,

son of

education, of

born

May.

Presbyterian

;

ptiblicau

:

1890

16,

;

Agent, M. C.

fraternal societies,

;

I.

6c

L. S.

O. O. F.

(S:

M. Re-

;

address, Trenton, Mich.

CIIILDREX. IXKZ M.,

born at Trenton, Mich.

:\Iar. 9,

1893.

HANXAPI JEANNETTE

\VIDNP:R, born Oct. 15, daughter of Moses B. Widner and Jeannette (^Ic\'^ean) Widner education, connnon school married James Wilson of Forester, Mich., Oct. 1862 Presbyterian fraternal societies, W. C. T. U. died at Wyandotte, Mich., Sept. 13, 1897, age 57 years buried at Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Mich. 1840, at Terre Haute, Ind.

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

CHILDKEN. George Hexry, Nellie Belle, Jame.s Fred,

Grace

D.,

born at Forester, ^lich., Dec. 31, 1883. " " " " Aug. 1865. born at Ecorse, Mich., Apr. 23, 1867. Died ^lar. 16, 1901, leaving two children, born at Wyandotte, :Mich., Feb. 12, 1878.

GEORGE HENRY WIUSON, ester,

ner)

Pye

Mich.

Wilson

born Dec.

31,

1S63, at For-

son of James Wilson and Plaiuiah Jeannette (Wid-

;

;

education,

connnon school Policeman

of Canada, Dec. 25, 18S9

;

;

;

married Christena Presbyterian

;

fra-

J

.

//

i' ;

I

/.

'''

>•-

:.: t

V'/I'v;,

<

"

THE WIDENERS.

94

Maccabee

tenia! societies,

;

Republican

;

address, No. 5S

Hum-

boldt Ave., Detroit, Mich.

CHILDREN. Agxe.s"

JEAXXETfE,

H ) LEX

Dorothy,

boru at Detroit, " " "

^Iaktox GL.vm-s,

Ckokge Hexky, *Harold G.

"

"

"

"

"

"

July Nov.

^ilich.,

" " "

1S95.

29, 28,

1897.

Dec. 21,

1898.

Feb.

1900.

12,

*Died in infancy.

MARY WIDNER, ca (Bradner) Widner

daughter of John Widncr and Rebec-

;

married Joseph

vS.

vSpringcr.

CIULDIIEN. Samuel

J.,

Joseph H., LrCHETIA,

Maddisox.

EYDIA WIDNKR, N. Y. ner

;

at Geneva, iSio, born Feb. 25, daughter of John Widner and Rebecca (Bradner) Widmarried Joshua Bailey of education, common school ;

;

N. Y.

Chili,

CHILDREN. CirARLi-i'

SouTHEun,

born

JoHX WiuxER,

"

Mary

"

HEXurETiA,

LvDiA Adelia,

at

Plymouth,

July

]Mich.,

" Buffalo, N. Y., " " "

born

at

Dec.

18i2.

18,

1813.

8,

Jan. 15, 1845.

Died Oct. 10, 1868. Aug. 27, 1850. Buffalo, N. Y.,

*Axx Eliza, *Mary LouirfA, *George Hexky, *DieJ

in infancy.

CHARLES Mich.

;

cation,

O.

;

;

;

Simpson er

S. BAILEY, born July 18, 1842, at Plymouth, eduson of Josliua Bailey and Lj'dia (Widner) Bailey married Sophie S. High School, Rochester, N. Y.

of

Philadelphia,

Presbyterian F.

,

;

May

8,

1S65

societies,

F.

&

Pa.,

fraternal

and Royal Arcanum

;

three

;

A.

years in

book-keepM.,

War

L of

O. Re-

:.>i

(mv,,!

'•J

;(>

THK WIDENERS. bellion

Prohibitionist

;

5910 Thompson

address,

;

95

Phila-

St.,

delphia, Pa.

CHILDREN. Mary

boru Aoiira, Florexce Evelyn, " " *Joiix WiDNER, " Lottie Viola, CiiAKLES SuTAHRD, "

*Died

ill

at Philadelphia,

" "

" "

20,

1869.

"

Jan.

7,

born Dec.

War

S,

1875. 1S79.

??',

st Ply-

18/13.

;

;

;

Rebellion, loS Reg. N. Y. Vols.

daughter of Joshua

education,

common

Onewa, Iowa, Oct. Rochester, N.Y. of

;

Republican.

National

buried at

;

born Aug.

P>ailey

27, 1850, at

and Lydia

Buff-

(Widner)

married Jcseph D. Woodaddre-ss, retired farmer 1899

school 17,

1864

iS,

LYDIA ADEIJA BAILEY, ward

Nov.

;

N. Y. ;

"

;

Died at Petersburg, Va., Juiic Cemetery, City Point, Va.

Bailey

}S(>7.

" "

1S66.

(Widncr) son of Joshua Bailey and Lydia Pre.sbyterian milfanner education, •ublic school

itary record,

alo,

Feb. 14,

Mar.

JOHN WIDNER BAILEY, ;

Jan. 31,

'•

infancy.

mouth, Mich. Bailey

Pa.,

"

;

;

;

HANNAH WIDNER, N. Y. ner

;

;

May

born Nov. 13, 1813, at Geneva, daughter of John Widncr and Rebecca (Bradner) Widdied at Rochester, N. Y., education, connnori school ;

1894.

3,

REBECCA WIDNER,

born May 6, 1816, at Geneva. daughter of John Widner and Rebecca (Bradner) Widdied at Rocliestcr, teacher married Samuel Stewart ner Samuel Stewart died in Kansas, Nov. N. Y., Mar. 13, 1903 28, 1858, age 35 years. CiriLDKEX.

N. Y.

;

;

;

;

;

CiiiRa,

born at ^lichigan,

CHARLES WIDNER, N. Y.

;

farmer.

son of John

1S52.

born July

28,

Died June

1S20,

at

Widner and Rebecca [Bradner]

Started on the overland trip over the plains

1869.

17,

Geneva,

Widner to

;

Calif-

LW yjii

f.

Lit,

1

.iMl

1.-

'

,

:-

y

.

...:
THE

96

WIDKNERvS.

ornia, during the gold excitement.

He succumbed

of Dysentery,

is

Sept. 25,

1S50.

Rock on the Sweetwater.

JAMES WIDNER,

and

[Garret B.

born June

Van

29,

to

an attack

buried near Independence

Ashland, O.]

Riper,

1S23,

at Chili,

N. Y.

;

son of John W'idner and Rebecca [Bradner] Widner education, connnon school farmer killed at a barn raising at the residence of Mr. Thorne on River Road, Chili, N. Y., 1S40. Mr. ;

;

Alonzo Handy

;

of Crates,

N. Y., was present.

No

descendants.

SARAH WIUNER, born Feb. 20, 1782, in New Jersey daughter of Leonard Widner and Martha (Thope) Widner education, common school married William Wooden at Junius, Seneca Co., N. Y., ,Sept. 11, 1800. [William Wooden was born in N.«j., Apr. i, 1780, died at Chili, N. Y., Mar. 25, 1863.] ;

;

;

William Wooden was an extensive farmer, brougl^^t up his them good educational advantages. He was a man of considerable wealth and influence in the community. [See Leonard Widner.] The old Wooden homestead is .situated about four miles west of Rochester, and is now occupied by his son William W. Wooden. He buried his father-in-lav.', Leonard Widner among the trees, the first grave. The Cemetery is now known as Wooden or Grove Place Cemetery. Sarah Widner died at Chili, N. Y., July 21, i860, age 78 years; buried at Grove Place Cemetery, Chili, N. Y. large family and gave

CIIILDKEX. James, A.MOS,

born at

Cliili,

N. Y.

Dec. 31,

1801.

Feb. 28, 180-1. Jan. 1, 180G.

,

KoziLi..\,

Cordelia, IvACHAEL,

Aug.

6,

IJOKEKT,

June

22, 1812.

Axx, Leoxakd, Sakah, Louisa E.,

Apr.

26, 1814.

May

24, 1816.

INIar. 17,

Wll.T.IAM W'.,

July

Jl'I-IA

Dec. 21. 1807. 1810.

:Mar. 17, 1818.

1820.

25, 1822.

HATIKirr IL,

:\Iay 25, 1824.

Al.MKDA

Nov.

('.,

2,

1825.

/I

.iiiii

J

,

(^i>y.

.^
;

;.,n.i

1

THK WIDENERS. Yaleda,

born at

97

Y

Chili, X.

Sept.

]S27.

20,

Died, aged 22 years.

JAMHS WOODEN,

born Dec. 31, 1801, at Chili, N. Y. vSarah (Widner) Wooden married 1 Eliza M. Gates of Chili, Jan. 20, 1S22, 2Sophia Beaman of Gates, N. Y. Died at Chili, N. Y. buried at Wooden or Grove Place Cenieter.v, Chili, N. Y. :

Wooden and

son of William

;

;

CHILDKEN. A.MOS W.,

born at Chili, N.

Y

"Willi A.M B.,

Jan.

10, 182.3.

July

30, 1824.

Sarah Jaxe,

Sept.

PilEBE,

Dec.

1820.

5,

1828.

7,

Raciiael E.,

James Jr., 2nd Wife.

born

Eliza M., Eerxaxdo, JlLIA A.,

born at " " " " " " " "

" "

"

Dec.

"

"

Oct. 30, 1841.

" "

"

Nov

6,

" " " "

Mar.

10, 1846.

" " " " "

Loretta

E.,

AMOS W. WOODEN,

Eliza

Sarah Smith

of Springwater,

N. Y.

W^LEIAM

"

,

" " "

born Jan.

Wooden and

son of James

1834.

"

Matilda,

CnARLE.S D.,

N. Y., Jan. 24, " Sept. 7,

"

"

Hiram,

Chili,

29, 18.31.

"

"

E,

N. Y.,

"

Emily S., lodowick m.,

Lauka

June

Cliili,

at

1836.

Sept. 4,

1S3S.

29, 1839.

1843.

Jan. 21, 1848. Oct. 25, 1849.

Sept. 30, 1851.

10, 1S23, at Chili,

(Gates)

Wooden

;

N. Y. married ;

WOODEN,

born July 30, 1S24, at Chili, Eliza (Gates) Wooden married Julia S. Elallett of Chili, N. Y., Apr. 8, 1851 contractor fraternal .societies, Teoronto Eodge, I. O. O. F., Rochester. Lodge, 660 F. & A. M.; Democrat address, 173 Wooden St., Rochester, N. Y.

N. Y.

;

B.

son of James

Wooden and

;

;

;

;

CIIILPrvEX.

ElGEXE

B.,

born at

Chili,

N. Y.,

July

6,

1852.

/

I

.

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;

:i.\\,

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io ;l!mi>'

/!.','!;•.


THE WIDENERS.

98

Clakexce

born at

A.,

Chili,

Skaks,

"

"

"

E.MELivK T.,

" "

"

"

J-

Leoxoka,

"Gates,

N. Y., Jan. 19, " Apr. ]2, " June 24, " June 28,

1S54.

1S59. 1860.

1S66.

EUGENE B. WOODEN, born July 6, 1S52, at Chili," N. Y.; son of William B. Wooden and Julia S. (Hallett) Wooden; education, common school married Emily J. Fenner of Rochester, N. Y., July 3, 1S79 contractor Democrat Justice of Peace address, 264 Genesee St., Rochester, N. Y. ;

;

;

;

;

CIIILDREX. AVard C,

born

at Chili, N. Y.,

Sept. 27, 1883.

CLARENCE A. WOODEN, born Jan. 19, 1S.52, at Chili, N. Y. son of William B. Wooden and Julia S. (Plallet) Wooden education, conunon school married Harriet M. Popkiss of ;

;

;

May

Rochester, N. Y., iversal ist

B.

&

S.

fraternal

;

M.

I.

U.

;

1877

2,

societies,

vSocialist

I.

O.

.

O.

address, 96

;

mason

brickla}er and

;

F.,

K.

;

O. T.

Champlain

St.,

UnM.,

Roch-

N. Y.

ester,

CHTLDEEX. Mavde

born

Alice,

"

"

"

Charle-s "Wesley,

"

"

"

Julia Cathekixe, Helen Kuth, Esther Grace,

"

"

"

"

"

"

•'

"

"

"

" " " " "

Leah

Lois,

son of William B.

common

tion,

N. Y.,

born Apr.

Wooden and

school

;

married

fraternal societies,

;

Democrat.

Died Mar.

EMEEINE ;

15,

3,

13, 1880.

1

1878.

Apr.

21, 1886.

Dec.

16, 1888.

Aug. Nov.

18, 1890.

28, 1893.

Oct. 10, 1895.

N. Y.

12, 1859, at Chili,

Nettie

Post,

Yonnondio No.

1904

Jan.

June

/ulia S. (Hallett) Wooden

1SS3, 2 Cora Perkins, of Rochester, N. Y.,

carrier

N. Y.

" "

SEARS WOODEN,

J.

at Rochester, N. Y.,

"

Clakexce Edmund,

— Rochester,

163,

;

educa-

;

Rochester,

of

18S9 P\

»S:

;

letter

A. M.

;

N. Y.

T. WOODEN, born June 24, 1S60, at Chili, daughter of WiUiam B. Wooden, and Julia S. (Hallett)

:

/

.T

,H:-.iw.a:/i:r

THE WIDENERS. Wooden versalist

education, academic

;

;

;

Wooden

address, 173

99

school teacher St.,

church,

;

Uni-

Rochester, N. Y.

LEONORA WOODEN, born June 2S, 1866, at Gates, N. Y. daughter of William B. Wooden and Julia S. [Kallett] Wooden Baptist address, 173 Wooden teacher education, academic St., Rochester, N. Y. ;

;

;

;

;

SARAH JANE WOODEN,

born Sept.

5,

1S26,

at Chili,

N. Y. daughter of James Wooden and Eliza M. (Gates) Woodmarried Cyrus Converse of education, common school en ;

;

;

died at Chili, N. Y., Nov. Universahst N. Y., 1S4S Wooden or Grove Place Cemburied at 15, 1 868, age 42 years (Cyrus Converse died July I, 1900.) etery. Chili,

;

;

;

CHILDREN,

Y

Dec.

m, 15,

!K47.

24,

lS49.

James,

Aug. Apr. July July Mar.

Edward,

Oct. 30, 1S5S.

Charles, Wn.LIAM,

Nov. Nov.

born at

Almkda,

N,

Cliili,

Ellex, Melvin, Alice,

Maktua,

1845.

12, 1851.

20, 8,

1853.

1856.

9, 18(31. 6,

1SG4.

AEMEDA CONVERSE,

born Dec. 19, 1845, at Chili, daughter of Cyrus Converse and vSarah Jane (Wooden) married Albert Miller education, connnon school Converse husband's business, fanner; Baptist; of Chili, N. Y., 1S66 buried at died at Chili, N. Y., June 14, 1868, age 23 years Wooden Cemetery, N. Y.

N. Y.

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CHILimEN. Ida,

born at Chili, N. Y,

1867.

ELLEN CONVERSE, born Aug. 15, 1847, at Chili, N. Y. daughter of Cyrus Converse and Sarah Jane (Wooden) Converse; died at Avon, MethodLst married John Mills of Avon, N. Y. N. Y., Nov. 1 888, age 41 years.

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THE WIDEXERS. " " "

Mabf.l,

Blaxchk, GnACK,

" "

loi

Brighton, N. Y., " •'

"

"

Oct.

"

May

1875.

5,

Aug.

.'iO,

2,

1877.

1882.

JAMP:S converse, bom Mar. 8, 1856, at Chili, N. Y. son of C3'rus Converse and Sarah Jane (Wooden) Converse education, connnon school married May Chatterton of Rochester,

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;

;

N. Y.

;

Baptist

;

Democrat

address, Bealsburg, N. Y.

;

CHILDREX. born

Alick,

EDWARD CONVERSE, N. Y.

;

verse

;

N. Y,,

at Chili,

June

born Oct.

8,

1892.

1S58,

30,

at

Chili.

son of Cyrus Con'.;erse and Sarah Jane [Wooden] Coneducation, common school married Gladys Chatterton ;

N. Y., 1S84 N. Y.

of Rochester,

eoNe Falls,

;

Baptist

Democrat

;

Hon-

address,

;

CHILDEEX. born at

EmvAiiD,

Ma CD

Chili, N..Y. " Gates, N. Y.

'•

Lnj.iAX,

"

AV1LLIA.M,

RUTII, BE.SSIE,

Harrv, born at lioneoye " "

IiAY>[ONi),

CllAKLKS,

CHARLES CONVERSE, N. Y. verse

;

born Nov.

9,

Y.

1S61,

at

Chili,

(Wooden) Conmarried Ella Cumber of

son of Cj'rus Converse and vSarah Jane education, connnon school

;

Fall?, X.

Rochester, N. Y., Apr.

3,

18S3

;

farmer

;

;

Baptist

;

Republican;

address, Scottsville, N. Y.

CHILDREX. Ci.AKF.NTK,

verse

,

;

Chili,

"

"

"

Hakoli) McIvTxi.Kv,

"

"

"

WHXTAM N. Y.

born at

Emma,

CONVERSE,

X. Y., June 10, 188(5. " July 25, 18W. " Sept. 17, 1901.

born Nov.

6,

1864,

at

ChiH,

son of Cyrus Converse and Sarah June (Wooden) Coneducation, connnon .school married Alice Mills of Avon. ;


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THE WIDENERS.

I02

N. Y.

;

Republican

;

address, Greece, N. Y.

CHILDKEX. born

Eakd,

JAMES WOODEN, N. Y.

;

son of James

education, English Oct.

3,

1856

;

;

X. Y.

at Cireece,

JR., born June

29,

1S31,

Chili,

at

M. (Gates) Wooden married Adline Tooker of Fort Atkinson,

Wooden and

carpenter

Eliza

Record, enlisted 3rd Wis.

Ivlilitary

;

Calv. Co. E., Jan. 4, 1S64

Democrat

;

Jan. 15, iSSi, age 49 years

;

;

died at Fort x\tkinson,

;

buried at Fort Atkinson, Wis.

CHTLDEEX. Alverne Hexky,

born

J.,

" "

EdwakdH.,

WnxAED

" "

B.,

FkaxkM.,

July

at Fort Atkinpon, N. Y.,

"

"

"

" " "

"

"

" "

20, ISfiO.

"

" " "

Apr. 22, I860. Feb. l-I, 1871.

"

"

Aug.

Oct.

1861,

2,

27,

1876.

AEVERNE J. WOODEN,

born July^o, i860, at Fort Atson of James Wooden, Jr. and Adline (Tooker) Wooden education, English married Sarah Oynhiler of Fort painter, decorator and boat builder Atkinson, Mar. 20, 1882 address, Fort AtkinDemocrat fraternal societies, Woodman kinson, Wis.

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son, Wis.

CIIILDREX. born at Fort Atkinson, Wis., Xov. " " " " " June

Freuxv,

Aleve,

HENRY WOODEN, Wis. en

;

born Oct.

2,

20, 1884. 12, 1S89.

1861, at Fort Atkinson,

son of James Wooden, Jr. and Adline [Tooker] Woodmarried Delia Griffen of Fort Atkineducation, English ;

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son, Dec. 23, 1S89

and railroad man

;

;

Chief of Police, former occupation, fraternal societies,

Woodman

;

painter

Democrat

;

address, Fort Atkinson, Wis.

CHILDREX. Jamie

B.,

TIovvARi) L.,

Harky

E.,



born at Fort Atkinson, AVis., Oct. 26, 1890. " " Sioux City, Iowa, Xov. 29, 1894. " " Fort Atkin-^on, AVi.s., Sept. 8, 1898.

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THE WIDENERS.

EDWARD

WOODEN,

H.

Atkinson, Wis.

103

born Apr.

son of James Wooden,

19,

1866,

at

Fort

and Adline[Tooker] Wooden education, English married Laura O. Root of S. Dakota, Mar. 20, 1S91 R. R. Conductor fraternal societies, O. R. C. and K. P. Democrat address, 304 Clark St., JSioux ;

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Jr.

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City, Iowa.

WIEEARD

B. WOODEN, born Feb. 14, 1871, at Fort Atson of James Wooden, Jr. and Adline [Tooker] education, English barber Metliodist \'oluuteer

kinson, \Vis.

Wooden

;

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Spanish American kinson, Wis. in the

FRANK

War

;

;

Democrat

;

Fort At-

address,

WOODEN,

M.

born Aug. 27. 1S76, at Fort AtJames Wooden, Jr. and Adline [Tooker] Wooden education, English married Nellie Weston of Eitclier, vS. Dak., Apr. 3, 1S99 farmer Democrat address. Ditcher, S. Dak. kinson, Wis.

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son

of

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CHILDREN. James

E.,

boin at Litcher,

ELIZA M. WOODEN, Water

married

S.

Dak.,

Sept. 12, 1900.

Abraham Yates

;

address.

Valiet, Mich.

JULIA

A.

WOODEN,

married Doric Newton

;

address,

Pittsburg, Pa.

CHILDREN. Ralph, Guy, Claude.

LODOWICK WOODEN,

married Fanny Edson, of Ogden,

N. Y.

CHILDREN. Faxxy, Edith Y.,

AMOS V/OODEN,

born Feb.

28,

1804,

at Chili,

N. Y.

;

MO

THE WIDENKRS.

I04

son of William

Wooden and

Alice Reed, June 24, 1S27

common

;

born Jan.

years

1S06, at Chili. N. Y.

i,

Wooden and Sarah (Widner) Wooden school

May

married Solomon Decker,

;

Removed

Universalist he farmer. 1823 about 1830. Died at Royal Oak, ;

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married

;

died Mar. iS, 1836, age 32 years.

ROZILLA WOODEN, daughter of William education,

(Widner) Wooden

vSarali

Mich.,

to

;

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iS,

Oakland,

^lich.,

1S79,

age 73

Oct.

3,

buried at Royal Oak, Mich.

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AViLLiA.M AVooDEN,

CHILDREN. bom at Chili,

MvEALm-y, Sakah,

"

Amos, CiNOA,

"

X. Y., "

"

"

Feb. 29,

" " :May Oakland, Mich., Sept. " " " Xov.

"

"

"

"

1

82-1.

Sept. 12, 1S2G. 15, 1829.

20, 1832. 20, 1838.

WIEEIAM WOODEN DECKER,

born Eeb. 29, 1S24, at son of Solomon Decker and Rozilla (Wooden) N. Y. Decker education, common school married Eleanor Johnson farmer soon after marriage of Pontiac, Mich. Democrat removed to Mich. Died at Geneseo, 111., Jan. 23, 1S64, age 39 Buried at Geneseo, 111. years Chili,

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CillLDREX. boMi

Eozii.LA Ei.KANOK,

Almer

"

at

Royal Oak,

X.,

"

" Metaiuora, " "

Ida Elizabeth,

"

" Royal Oak,

Emma

Ira,

]Micli., Alar. 11, 1849.

" " "

May Apr. Aug.

19, 1851.

25, 1853. 25, 1855.

ROZIEEA ELEANOR DECKER, born Mar. 14, 1S49, at Royal Oak, Mich. daughter of William Wooden Decker and Eleanor (Johnson) Decker education, common school married Geo. W. Hilliker of Grand Ledge, Mich., Jan. 20, 1S73 farmer Methodist Episcopal fraterrial societies, he, E. and he, Silver Party A. M. address. Grand Ledge, ]Mich. ;

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ALMER mora, Mich.

DECKER,

IRA ;

son of

(Johnson) Decker

;

W^illiam

born

May

1851,

19,

Wooden Decker and

education, con.imon school

;

at

Meta-

Eleanor

married Amelia

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mod

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THE WIDHNKRS. Enegy

Wayne,

of Fort

Ind.,

Dec.

105

17,

1S73

railroadman;

;

Democrat.

CHILDKEX. born at Jackson City, Midi.,

*La,Ln:,

Geokge Almeii, FkankJ. May,

]']ffik

"

"

"

"

" "

"

"

"

"

born

Nov. iS, 1875, at Decker and Amelia

Is

ov. IS, 1875.

Mar. 25, 1S77. Died at Jackson City, :Mich., Mar. 1, 1884. born at Jackson City, Mich., Aug. 3, 1879.

*Died in infancy.

GEORGE ALMER DECKER, Mich.

Jackson City, (Eiiegy)

Decker

;

son

;

Aimer

of

Ira

common

education,

school

Halsey of Potterville, Mich., Mar. 21, 1900; Episcopal

odist

;

Silverite

;

address.

;

married Etta

Meth-

carpenter;

Grand Ledge,

T\Iich.

George Aimer Decker was adopted by his father's sister and lier husband, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Hilliker when he was five years old.

MAY

DECKER, born Aug. 3, 1879, at Jackson, daughter of Aimer Ira Decker and Amelia (Enegy) Deckmarried Joseph Gale of Sparta, education, common school er address. fraternal .<^ocieties, Maccabees Mich., Feb. 18, 1S99 EFFIE

Mich.

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;

;

Sparta, Mich.

when

to Vermontville,

Removed from Jackson, Mich.,

six years of age. Eived at Vermontville until 1S92, attendIn 1892 removed to Sparta, IMich., finished

ing school there.

school there and has lived there since that date.

EMMA N. DECKER,

born Apr. 25, 1S53, at Metamora, Mich. daughter of William Wooden Decker and Eleanor [Johnmarried Hon. George E. education, academic son] Decker Close he farmer Haughton of Clayton, Mich., Mar. 4, 1875 M. T. he, K. O. fraternal societies, Cummunion Baptist Democrat he he War of the Rebellion Military Record, ;

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Rep. Mich. State Eegi.slat are Geo. E. Haughton was born in address, Swartz Creek, Mich. Portage Co., O., Oct. 8, 1S40. Moved to Mich., with his parents in 1857. Settled in Genesee Co., Mich., two miles west of Swartz Public Orfice held.

Supervisor,

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THE WIDENERS.

io6

Creek.

CHILUREX. born

Caerie Edith, G. Elton,

Aug.

at Clayton, Mich.,

Oct.

HOWAIU) i\[., DaleB., Gladys K.,

1878.

6,

18SL

8,

Jan. 21, 1887. Jan. 13, 1889.

July

21, 1891.

IDA EUZABETII DECKER, Ro_val Oak,

INIicli.

born Aug-. 25, 1S55, at daughter of William Wooden Decker and

;

Eleanor [Johnson] Decker education, David vSimon of Charlotte, Mich., Feb. ;

common

school

1S76

15,

died at Potter\-ille, Mich., Oct. Ledge, Mich. years. Buried at Charlotte, Alich. ;

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niairied

;

Grand

address,

4,

age 28

1SS3,

CHILDREN. Emma

born

A.,

" "

EffieF., Artiu-rAV.,

MYEAEDUS DECKER, N. Y.

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"

11,

Apr.

2,

1878.

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Nov.

7,

1879.

born Sept.

rS26,

12,

1877.

Chili,

at

son of Solomon Decker and Rozilla [Wooden] Decker

education,

common

land, Mich. at

May

"

at Potterville, Mich.,

" "

;

farmer

;

married Antonett Sherman of Oakdied Oct. 23, 1851, age 25 years buried

school ;

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Eake Superior.

CHILDREX. born at Royal Oak, Mich., Apr. " " Oakland, " Dec.

Digiitox,

Jerome,

14, 11,

1

849.

1851.

SARAH DECKER, born May 15, 1829, at Chili, N. Y. daughter of Solomon Decker and Rozilla [Wooden] Decker education, common school married Charles B. Hunt of Pontiac, Mich., on Apr. 9, 184S farmer Baptist fraternal societies, he Mason, she B^astern Star he Democrat he Alderman, Supervisor, Treasurer address, 420 Perr}' St., Pontiac, INIich. ;

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CHILDREN. Julia E.,

born

at Pontiac,

Midi.,

Feb.

8,

Died at Pontiac, Mich., Apr.

1849. 19, ]S87.

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THE WIDENERS. Ai.MA Adklaidk, Claua Adkll,

AMOS DECKER,

born i<

born Sept.

lo:

at Pontiac, rsiich., Dec. 10, 1850. (i

ii

i(

July

16, ISoo.

Oakland, Mich. Decker educamarried Manda Cook, of Orion farmer school tion, common Democrat Supervisor of the Township Mason Methodist Royal Oak, Mich. address, of Ro3-al Oak 20, 1832, at

son of Solomon Decker and Rozilla

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[Wooden]

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CllILDREX. Claka

:\1i:lvina,

ALMUiA,

Almeda, Valkda,

,

born at Itoyal Oak, " " " " " " " "

:Mich., Oct. 22, 1890.

"

"

Feb. 28, 1893. Feb. 16, 1896.

"

"

"

"

"

Feb.

16, 1896.

Victoria,

"

"

"

"

July

1,

Ciu-BE,

" "

"

"

"

"

"

" " "

Amos Myealdu^,

"

1897.

Dec. 22, 1898. :Mar. 21, 1901.

CINDA DECKER, born Nov. 20, 1S38, at Oakland, Mich. daughter of Solomon Decker and Rozilla (Wooden) Decker edmarried James Lockman of Royal Oak, ucation, common .school husband's business, Railroad Democrat Mich. Baptist

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Conductor

;

Ro3-al

Oak, Mich. CHILDr.EX. born

at

A.MOS Gage,

born

at lloyal Oak, ]Mich., Feb. 24, 1863.

CORDELIA WOODEN, N. Y.

Wooden

born Dec.

daughter of William

;

;

Koyul Oak, Mich., Sept. Died Oct.

Charles Edmuxd,

education,

common

21,

1807,

at

29, 1850. 6,

1898.

Geneva,

Wooden and Sarah (Widner)

school

;

married Charles Graves,

Town Officer farmer Universal i.st N. Y., 1827 died at ChiH, N. Y., May 1897, age 90 years. Buried at Wooden or Grove Place Cemetery, Chili, N. Y. of Chili,

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CHILDREN. M.vnLDA,

KachaklE., CiiAKi.Es,

born at Chili, X. Y., June 12, 1828. " "dates, " Dec. 15, 1829. died at Oates, N. Y., Apr. 8, 1870.

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THE WIDENERS.

io8

MATILDA GRAVES,

born June

N. Y.

12, 1828, at Chili,

;

daughter of Charles Graves and Cordelia (Wooden) Graves edmarried Alonzo Handy of Gates, ucation, common school husband's business, farmUniversalist N. Y., Jan. 21, 1851 ;

;

;

;

er

address, Coldwater, N. Y.

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CHILDREN. Rachael

born

E.,

"

CnAKi.KS G.,

RACHAEL N. Y.

E.

Dec.

"

Oct.

"

HANDY,

"

born Dec.

common

1851.

7,

1854.

7,

1851,

7,

Handy and

daughter of Alonzo

;

at Gates, X. Y.,

>,Iatilda

at

Chili,

(Graves)

married Edv/ard Kennell, school husband's business, farmer; address, died at Gates, N. Y., 1885, age 34 years buried Gates, N. Y. Place Cemetery, Chili, N. Y. Grove or Wooden at

Handy

;

of Chili,

education,

X. Y.,

1S71

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HANDY,

born Oct. 7, 1854, at Chili, N. Y.; education, son of Alonzo Handy and I\Iatilda (Graves) Handy Drayman address, 76 \^^est married 1877 common school

CHARLES

G.

;

:

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Rochester, N. Y.

St.,

CHILDREN. CiiARLK^^ Graves, Jk.,

Edward C, Jessie,

born

1882.

" "

1884. IS^^O.

PI GRAVES, born Dec. 15, 1829, at Gates, daughter of Charles Graves and Cordelia (Wooden) Graeducation, common school married William \^oke of Hart-

RACHAEL N. Y. ves

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farmer. Address, Universalist N. Y., on June 16, 1857 Mr. Yoke v.-as an extensive farmer, but the Rochester, N. Y. he latter years of his life were spent in Rochester, N. Y., where

land,

;

;

died.

CHILDREN. Ida M.,

born at Hartland, N. Y., Oct. "

G,

1858.

" Chili, N. Y., Dec. 24, 18G5.

LoTHE E AViluamC,

"

"

"

"

Aug.

Chaki-ksG.,

"

"

"

"

Jan. 15, 1870.

29, 1S68.

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THE WIDENERS.

109

IDA U. YOKE,

born Oct. 6, 185S, at Hartland, N. Y. William Yoke and Rachael E. (Graves) Yoke husmarried William B. Miller of Chili, N. Y., April 3, 1884 address, Clifton, N. Y. band's business, farmer ;

daiigliter of

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CHILDREX. "Wii-UAM Ransom, lioni at Chili, X. Y., xVpril 7, 18S5. " " Gales, " Mar. 12, 18S7. LoTTA Alica, " " " " Sep. 4, 1SS9. Yoke, Ai.FKHD

LOTTIE E. YOKE, born Dec. 24, 1S65, at Chili, N. Y. daughter of \Yilliam Yoke and Rachael E. (Graves) Yoke edumarried George Randle of Chili, N. Y., cation, "comiuion school ;

;

;

Mar.

19,

1SS9

;

fraternal societies. Chili

Grange

;

Pres-

fanner.

George Randle at Maple Grove

ent address, 355 Brown St., Rochester, N. Y. buried died at Chili, N. Y., Aug. 21, 1901 ;

Cemetery.

CHILDREN. Ida Martha,

Maude

born at " " Lori-A,

Chili, X. Y., Feb.

"

"

6,

1880.

Oct. 12, 1892.

WIEEIA^I C. YOKE, born Aug. 59, 1S68, at Chili, N. Y.; married son of William Yoke and Rachael E. (Graves) Yoke address, farmer Cora B. Stowe of Chili, N. Y., Nov. 9, 1S92 ;

;

;

ChiH, N. Y.

CHILDREN. Hazel LrcY,

born at " " " Marion- Gertrude, " " Harold Charles, "

WuxiAM

James,

Chili, N. Y.,

June

12, 1893.

"

"

Sept. 15,

1S98.

"

"

Aug.

1900.

"

"

Dec. 21, 1902.

14,

CHARLEvS G. YOKE, born Jan. 15, 1S70, at Chili, N. Y. son of William Yoke and Rachael E. [Graves] Yoke education, common school married Eibbie J. Huff of Chili, N. Y., Aug. address. Chili Center, N. Y. farmer 26, 1 89 1

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;

CHILDREN. Ora Belle,

born at

Chili, N. Y.,

Apr.

20, 1894.

Died Jan.

3,

1S96.

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,

n^-^i

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.^^.

THE WIDENERS.

no

REV. ROBERT WOODEN, born June 22, 1812, at Chili, son of William Wooden and vSarali [Widner] Wooden education, common school married Lydia A. Sickner of Chili, N. Y.

;

;

;

N. Y.,

Nov.

cieties,

I.

June

1830

14,

O. O. F.

27, 1897,

Minister

;

Democrat

;

age 85 years

Universalist

;

buried at

;

;

fraternal so-

Cambridge, Mich., Cambridge, Mich.

died at

;

CHILDKEX. *Cl.vhissa

born

II.,

N. Y.

Chili

at

Oct. 31,

joskpji w.,

Dec.

"WiLUAM

IT.,

Cordelia

A.,

Gates,

Sept. 13, 1834.

ClTARLES G.,

Hakriet N., J08EPKENE y. Frances H.,

IS.'il.

1S32.

2,

Aug.

27, 183').

June

17, 1S38.

July 25, 1S41. " Cambridge, -Jich., Aug. 10, 1849.

A.,

"

"

bom

D(;c.

"

Jan. 16, 1853.

*Died in X. Y., aged 10 years.

JOSEPH W. WOODEN, N. Y.

1S32,

2,

at

Chili,

Wooden and Evdia A. (Sickner) common school married Elizabeth Lair

son of Rev. Robert

;

Wooden

;

education,

of Wood.stock,

;

Mich.,

1856; farmer; Universalist; fraternal societies, F. & A. M. Democrat died at Battle Creek, Mich., 1896 buried at Tecuraseh, Mich. Dec.

2,

;

;

;

CHILDEEN. "William Robert, *JoA>,'A ESTELLE,

born

Cambridge, Mich., Oct.

" " " Tecumseh,

" "

Belle Brandon, *AVallace,

at

6,

"

1856.

1861.

"

1871.

Bertha,

1878.

*Died in infancy.

WIEEIAM ROBERT WOODEN, Cambridge, Mich. (Eair)

Wooden

;

.son of

Joseph

education,

born Oct.

6,

W. Wooden and

1S56,

at

Elizabeth

common

school, also graduate of married Minnie C. Hopkins of Tecumseh, Mich., June 9, 18S0 lawyer. Secretary Nichols & Shepard Co., Mfr's. church, Independent fraternal so;

University of Mich.

Law

School

;

.;

;

cieties.

Mason,

Yoik

Rite,

;

P.

W.

M.,

Blue

Lodge

;

Demo-

(

.-"^

jr-O

iviod

^^r;r.:n

:r.,[

'1

,V^L>!

.'.[.. \'.

^i.l.'.

..^>tS-M

m

THE WIDENERS. crat until

fall

of

City Councilman; Independent since Graduated from University of JSIicli.

1896,

;

Creek,

Battle

address,

Mich. Law School, Mar. 1S79, practiced until July, 1S83, entered employ of Nichols & vShepard Co., Thresher Mfr's, Battle Creek, Mich., June, 1891, elected Sec'y of said Company which Clarissa B. Wooden, only child, married position he now holds.

Roy

and now resides

S. Hinsdell, Chicago, Ills., Dec. 31, 1901,

in Chicago.

CniLDREX. born

Clarissa B.,

WILLIAM N. Y.

H.

WOODEN,

]Mich.,

born Sept.

Nov.

4tli, ISSl.

at Gates,

1834,

13.

Wooden and Lydia A. [Sickner] common school married Sarah Houghtal-

son of Rev. Robert

;

Wooden

;

education,

en of Somerset, 1868 I.

Teoumseh,

at

O. O. F.

;

;

;

farmer

;'

Universahst

;

fraternal societies,

Democrat.

CHILDREN. Benjamin

bora

E.,

"

iRviXG,

BENJAMIN bridge, talen]

R.

at Cambridge, Mich., Feb. " June "Kaisin,

WOODEN,

bornP^eb.

1,

1874.

at

1870,

i,

1S70.

.^G,

Cam-

son of William H. Wooden and Sarah [HaughMich. married Carrie education, common school Wooden ;

;

;

Universalist Mar. 23, 1897 Clerk adP. O. Republican fraternal societies, Pi. Bat. Fi. was an marriage her dress, Hanover, Mich. Mrs. Wooden before

Colegrove of Stony Point, Mich.,

;

;

;

Mr. Wooden attended the public school until 18 years

artist.

age,

;

;

at

where

of

Post Oflice

the

the same time acting as mail agent, in was Post T^Iaster. He attended the high school

his father

for three years,

when he was

with cataract of both eyes. and his sight restored with the

afflicted

they were successfully removed, aid of glasses. Pie is now engaged in the mail United States at Hanover, Mich.

ser\-ice

of

the

CHILDREN. AViLLia.M P.onEKT,

IRVING

D.

born

WOODEN,

at

Stony Point, :Mich.,

born June

26,

:}.Iar.

1S74,

at

12, 1899.

Raisin,

ui

a '/.

:

->

L

THE WIDENERS.

112

Mich.

Wooden and Sarah [Houghtalen]

son of William H.

;

Wooden Mich.,

Dec.

Maccabee

good

education,

;

;

Democrat

married Ola Rcsh of Hanover,

;

Railroad employee

1893

27,

Uuiversalist

;

;

address, Hanover, Mich.

;

CHILDREX. born

Haki.fy Zee,

"

Edith Bee,

CORDELIA

at

Hasting?;,

"

Hanover,

WOODEN,

A.

^Mich.,

"

born xVug.

Mar. Apr.

10, 1S95.

1899.

30,

at Gates,

27, 1836,

daughter of Rev. Robert Wooden and Lydia A. (SickN. Y. married Erank education, common school ner) Wooden Hurd of Tecumseh, Mich., May 20, 1870 Teacher and Millihusband's fraternal societies. Eastern Star ner Uuiversalist ;

:

;

;

;

,

;

business, actor.

CHILDREN. born

Bekxice Louise,

CHARLES N. Y,

;

;

education,

of Siam, Jan.

salist

fraternal

;

WOODEN,

Cambridge,

born June

^Nlich.,

17,

1872.

at Gates,

1838,

Wooden and Lydia A. (Sickner) common school married Charlotte Burc-

son of Rev. Robert

Wooden han

G.

at

;

1S65

6,

societies,

farmer and stock buyer

;

F. and A.

Cambridge, Mich., 1891, age 51 years

AL ;

Uuiver-

;

died at Democrat buried at Cambridge, ;

Mich.

CHILDREN. Fked Simmoxs, born

at

Cambridge, Mich.,

Sept. 6, 1870.

V. A. WOODEN, born Aug. daughter of Rev. Robert Mich.

JOSEPHINE

10,

1S49,

at

Wooden and

Cambridge, education, connnon school marLydia A. (Sickner) Wooden ried Frank W. Darling of Woodstock, Mich., Jan. 6, 1875 fraternal societies. Eastern Star, Ladies L'niversalist teacher address, Tecumseh, he farmer of the Maccabees and Grange buried died at Cambridge, Mich., 1S96, age 45 years Mich. at Cambridge, Mich. ;

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

/'T:-T ,n

Jqj".

;

motf

,-"<

1.

jfi''^

o-iiil

TIJIC

WlDKXJiRS.

r I

'I'ViW.-t.J

'.^:i

,(''.;

,11x1.

,{

.1

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./. .

M'

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THK WIJJHXHRS.

114

Jay Gould,

born

at

" •

"

Alick Gektrldp;, FiiANK Dix.

•'

Bethany, N. Y., Feb. " '• Feb. '

''

•'

12. 1877.

IMay, ISSI.

Died

Fkanklin Dix.

born

l^ethany. X. Y..

at

Maj,

I'Vb., 1S82.

ISSl.

Died

BERTHA LEK PAUL, X. Y.

;

born Oct.

.

27. ISSO.

1S72,

i.

daughter of Alba C. Paul and Hattie X.

-Apr., ISS^i.

Le Roy. (Dixi Paul at

:

Protestmarried Joel King of Rochester, X. Y., June 4, 1896 address, 132 ant husband's business. Railroad l^ostal Clerk :

;

:

Flint St.,

Rochester. X. Y. CIllLDItKN. boni

CnAi;[.Ks Di .\NK.

WALLACH

R.

at Uoclie.-tcr.

DIX, born Mar.

10,

X. Y..

.^ej)!.

1.

]SW.

Y.

1X45. at Clu'll, X.

:

\\'ooden) Dix education, son of Samuel L. Dix and Julia A. conmion school married Mar}' Pltunley Strouls of LeRoy. N. Y., (

;

;

Oct.

10,

Ma.ster of

1S72

farmer

;

:

fraternal

Gates Grange,

societies,

Pomona Grange Repuijlican A.ssessor X. Y.: address, Box 273. Rocliester. X. Y.

Monroe

resides at Gates,

Co.,

;

;

;

CllILDlM'.-X. Nkli.u:

born

1;.

Oi.iNTox Ekwix,

••

Wai.I-.vck Fi>\\Ai;i>.

'"

A

I.

in;

XELLIH

Mail,

•'

at

Lv

Ituy X. Y..

"(iates. '" " "

•'

Nov.

lU, 1S7;>.

"'

.laiieV,

'"

Mar.

"

Apr.

lt(75.

11, 1877. 2S, 1S70.

DIX, born Xov. 16, 1873, at Le Roy, X. Y. Wallace R. Dix and Mary Plumley (vStrouts.) Dix R.

:

daughter of married Wallace Caudle of Gates. X. Y., Apr. 8, 1897 Presbyhusband's business, fraternal .societies, Gates Grange terian milk peddler addre.ss, Gates, X. Y. :

;

:

;

:

ClllLDUKX. Ha/.K'.. Xki.i.ii:,

In.rn at

Ai.v Makion.

Cates

X. V.. Mar. 21,

ISIJK.

.Inly 2S. 1!K)I.

Jl'LIA A. DIX, born Oct. 11, 1847, -^t Chili, X. Y. daughter of Sanuiel L. Dix and Julia A. (Wooden) Dix educamarried George IC. Williams of Le Roy, tion, Albany Xormal husUni\ersalist Granger teacher 10, 1S71 X''. Y., Mar. band's business, carpenter and farmer; address, Mmnford. X'.Y. ;

;

;

;

;

;

'/Ad

j'tr-'.ni.l

:

I

-

>

r

.I'lU

.

/

/.

THE WIDENERS.

115

CHILDREN. born at

ClakenxeH.,

Gntcf?,

N. Y.,

Sept.

1876.

7,



SARAH

M. DIX, born Aug. 7, 1852, at Chili, N. Y. daughter of Samuel E. Dix and Julia A. (Wooden) Dlx educamarried Regius Shippey of tion, Leroy Academic Institute nurse and music teacher Glen's Falls, N. Y., June 5, 1S79 fraternal societies, Royal Templar and W. C. T, U. Universalist ;

;

;

;

;

;

;

husband's business, foreman

address, Eeroy, N. Y.

;

CHILDEEN. De

born at Glen's

FoEE^^T R.,

DE FOREST

Falls, N. Y.,

July

5,

ISSO.

SHIPPEY,

born July 5, iSSo, at Glen's son of Regius Shippey and Sarah M. (Dix) Falls, N. Y. married Augusta: education, Eeroy High School Shippey miller and book-keeper Allen of Eeroy, N. Y., Sept. 17, 1901 R.

;

;

;

;

;

Royal Templar

;

address, Eeroy, N. Y.

SARAH WOODEN,

born Mar. 17, 1818, at Chili, N. Y. and Sarah (Widner) Woodep Wooden William daughter of died May 19, May 30, 1839 Cook, married Rev. James M.

;

;

;

1882.

CHILDREN. Monroe, Edgar.

born at

JAME.S

Oct. 15, 1842.

Chili, N. Y.,

T^ied



JAMES MONROE COOK,

born Oct.

15,

Mar.

1842,'

23, 1904.

at

Chili,

son of Rev. James M. Cook and Sarah (Wooden) Cook; married Anna W. Baldwin of Rochester, education, college

N. Y.

;

;

N. Y., Dec. Universalist

A. M. N. Y. ..

;

28, ;

1870

Independent

;



.

ErciExiA B.,

James M.Jk.,

Edgak

B.,

Flokenxe

E.,

D. K. E.,

Odd

".'''•

address,

'

....

Tremont School

Principal

teacher,

;

fraternal societies,

I'ellows, F.

100 Atkinson St.,

Rochester,

CHILDREN.

born at Roclie^tcr, N. Y., July 7, 1874. " " June 25, 1877. " " " " Jan. 30, 1882.

""

•"

"

.'-*<

-^^

,::-..i'v


May

;

&

25, 1889.

J;-M:.-;r;T

THK WIDENERS.

ii6

.EOUISA

E.

WOODEN,

born Mar.

1S20,

17,

at

Chili,

daughter of William Wooden and Sarah (Widner) N. Y. married fRichard P. Hubbard of Chili, N. Y., Jan. Wooden Buried at North 13, 1S42. Died at Chili, N. Y., June 11, 1S94. Chili Cemetery, North Chili, N. Y. ;

;

P. Hubbard was descended from Revolutionary was born in Salisbury, Conn., July 25, 1813, son of The father of Richard Josiah, whose father was a sea captain. Stanton who was of Elisha married Sarah, daughter Hubbard P. a Revolutionary soldier and one of Washington's aids. Mr. Hubbard came to Chili, N. Y., in 1838, where he lived nearly his enHe commenced life with no tire life and died June 22, 1S95. and a strong body, and ambition personal except his assistance, won for him its reward. In judgment soon industry good his and North Chili, where he acres at 1866 he purchased a farm of 366

Richard

stock and

This home is beautifully situated, being surrounded by hue trees and artificial and* natural ponds. The homestead is now owned and occupied by his son Richard P. lived until his death.

Hubbard,

Jr.

tSee History of Hubbard Family.

CHILDREN. Sarah,

born at

Chili, N. Y., Feb. 13, 1844.

Adklla M., Valeda a.,

"

"

"

"

"

ZellaE., RicHAKD p.

" Jr., "

" "

"

"

" " " "

"

Apr.

]8, 1846.

Apr.

8,

Feb.

16, 1850.

1848.

Oct. 18, 1854.

ADEELA

M. HUBBARD, born Apr. 18, 1846, at Chili, dauhter of Richard P. Hubbard and Louisa E. (Woodmarried IRomaine C. Potter, Mar. 7, 1S66, en) Hubbard 2lsaac Gifford, Dec. iS, 1S72, SBenj. Harford, Dec. 19, iSSo address, Bergen, N. Y. hu.sband's business, hotel keeper N. Y.

:

;

;

;

Romaine Potter

died

Aug.

30,

1S66.

1877. ~

CmLDREX.

FroitENCE PorrEi;, Bergen, N. Y.

Isaac

Gifford

died

Jan.,

?i

.o;:

,,::'

'i

M'.i.J.

THE WIDENERS.

117

VAEEDA A. HUBBARD, born Apr. 3, 1848, at Chili, N. Y.; daughter of Richard P. Hubbard and Louisa (Wooden) Hubmarried J. Allen Howell of Victor, N. Y., Nov. 24, bard address. North Chili, N. Y. he farmer 1869 ;

;

;

CHTLDEEN. born at

Sklax-^'X,

Piltsford, X. Y., Jan. 25, 1871.

SELWYN HOWELL, born Jan. 25, 1S71, at Pittsford, son of J. Allen Howell and Valeda (Hubbard) Howell N. Y. married Kittie Remisli of Rochester, N. Y., Apr. 26,. 1S94 husaddress, Rochband's business. Fireman, Rochester Fire Dept. ester, N. Y. CHILDlfEX. ;

;

;

;

Harou) Hvbhard,

born

at Iiochester,

X. Y., Apr.

15, 1895.

E. HUBBARD, born Feb. 16, 1S50, at Chili, N. daughter of Richard P. Hubbard and Louisa E. [Wooden] Y. married 1 WiLson Sprague of academic education, Hubbard 2Dr. Summers of Rochester, N. Churchville, N. Y., Jan. 1875, Clinton Ave. S., Rochesaddress, he physician Y., Apr. 1896 died May Wilson Sprague 16, 1SS5. ter, N. Y.

ZELLA

;

;

;

;

;

RICHARD P. HUBBARD, JR., born Oct. 18, 1854, at son of Richard P. Hubbard and Louisa (Wooden) N. Y

Chili,

;

Hubbard

;

education, Che.sbrough Seminary and Oberliu College;

married Cara A. Mathewson of Bergen, N. Y., Feb. 20, farmer, auctioneer and breeder of thoroughbred stock

;

odist

address,

;

North

1878

;

Meth-

N. Y.

Chili,

CHILDIJEX. Richard P. III., Leu.aCara, Harry Deax,

born at Xorth " " " " " "

WILLIAM W. WOODEN,

Chili, X. Y., Jan. 12, 1883.

"

"

Xov.

"

"

July

born July

25,

5, 7,

1822, at

1884.

18S6.

Chili,

Wooden and Sarah [Widner] Wooden married HIelen Mar Higgins ot education, conunon school Gates, N. Y., Nov. 4, 1845, Sphebe Jane Brown of Olcott, N. N. Y.

;

son of William

;

;

';: I

>cf..r

z;

iCr,

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)

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U

li

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)

I

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l;!( U.J

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ifil-l

^

THE WIDEN ERS.

119

JOvSEPHINE EEEA WOODEN, born Dec. 12, 1851, daughter of William W. Woodeu and Phebe N. Y.

Chili,

;

[Brown]

\\''ooden

;

education, connnon school

E. Allen of Medina, N. Y., July 456 Court St., Rochester, N. Y.

6,

1S75

J.

married Henry

;

butcher

;

at

address,

;

CHILDIiEN. William Edmunj), *Edith Lillian, Oka x\llex, *Died Mar.

6,

born " "

N. Y., Sent. 25, 1S76. " Medina, " .Jan. 7, 1882. " " " Sept. 21, 18S3

at Chili,

1900.

WIELIAM p:dMUND ALLEN, N. Y.

Chili,

en] Allen

;

education,

;

1900

24,

GEORGE W. WOODEN, N. Y. en

P. R. R.

1890.

;

jeweler

;

born July

11,

;

Republican

;

at Gates,

1856,

W. Wooden and Phoebe J. [Biown] Woodcommon married Laura Schweitzer of Roches-

N. Y., Nov.

ocrat

at

son of William

education,

;

ter,

&

;

1S76,

vSept. 25,

;

N. Y., Mar. address, Binghamton, N. Y. Rochester,

of

born

E. Allen and Josephine E. [Woodmarried Dais}- Covert common school

.son of Plenrj'

;

;

23, 1877

Baptist

;

farmer and brakeman on AY. N. Y.

W

DemO. U. Keating Summit, Pa., Jan. 4,

fraternal .societies, A.

;

killed in railroad

Buried at Buffalo,

wreck N. Y.

at

;

CHILDREN. Gertrude Euxa,

born

Charles,

"

EoBEKT IIexky,

"

at Shiawassee,

Mich., Dec. Apr.

" Buffalo, X. Y., " " "

Sept.

0,

19, 4,

1880. 188::;.

1885.

R. JENNE WOODEN, born July 20, 1S63, at Chili, N. Y.; daughter of William W. Wooden, and Phoebe J. (Brown) Woodaddress, dressmaker Bapti.st en education, common school Y. 165 p:ast Ave., Rochester, N.

MAY WOODEN,

IDA Y.

;

;

;

;

born June

22,

;

education,

at

Chili,

N.

W. Wooden and Phoebe J. (Brown) common school married Plorace Flint

daughter of Willliam

Wooden

1865,

;

;

THE WIDHNKRS.

I20

Mann

of

minister

Randolph, Vt.

Dec. 29, 1S92

;

Church

Christian

;

;

he

address, Piqiia, O.

;

CITILDKEN.

Helex :May, HokaceWm.,

LETTIE Y.

born

Wooden

;

15, 1894.

" rigna, O., Feb. 16, 1899.

WOODEN,

A.

daughter of William

;

Mar.

at :\Ifnon, Ind.,

"

W.

born July 2, 1867, Wooden and Phoebe

common

education,

school

;

Baptist

Chih. N.

at

(Brown)

J.

address. Chili,

;

N. Y.

HARRIETT

WOODEN,

N.

May

born

1824, at Chih,

25,

daughter of William Wooden and Sarah (Widner) N. Y. married Freeman E. education, conunon school Wooden he farmer. Universalist Root of Chili, N. Y., Dec. 21, 1843 ;

;

;

;

;

Died at Chili, N. Y., Sept. 14, 1870; buried at Grove Place Freeman U. Root died at Chili, N. Y., Cemetery, Chili, N. Y. Sept.

5,

1880.

CHILDliEX. CnAKLOTTE C, Jex.vieL.,

born at " "

Chili, N. Y.,

"

"

Nov.

9,

1846.

Dec. 27, 1850.

Died

CHARLOTTE

May

27, 1864.

born Nov. 9, 1S46, at Chih, N. daughter of Freeman E. Root and Harriet N. (Wooden) Y. Root education, academic married Plerbert H. Short of Chili, he farmer adTeacher Presbyterian N. Y., Mar. 30, 187 1 C.

ROOT,

;

;

;

dress, Chili,

;

;

;

;

N. Y.

CHILDKEX.

CLC Eknest

II.,

born

Trvin-c:

R,

"

at Chili, N. Y., Z^Iay 20, 1872.

AHLTOX,

"

"

"

May

tt

li

it

H

13, 1873. it

i\

Died Aug. IVIariax IL,

Charles

A.,

born "

"

"

"

Nov.

1,

1877.

Died June

ERNEST Y.

;

H.

SHORT,

16, 1877.

at Chili, X. Y., Oct. 15, ]874.

born

May

20,

son of Herbeit H. Short and Charlotte

1S72,

C.

at

21, 1894.

Chili,

(Root)

N.

Short

;

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'IT.-:

.

i

:

'i

THE WIDKNERS. common

education,

school

N. Y., Mar. 30, 1896 plies and publications ocrat

of Chili,

sup-

dealer in Naturalist's specimens,

;

M.

fraternal societies, K. O. T.

;

Dem-

;

[See page iiS.]

address, Chili, N. Y.

;

Wooden

married Fannie F.

;

CHILDREN. EvELYX

June

born at Gaines, N. Y.,

L.,

" "

HKKBKjn- Artituk,

"

Chili,

lo, 1S97.

Oct. 30, 190l>.

IRVING R. SliORT, born May 13, 1S73, at Chili, N. Y. eduson of Herbert H. Short and Charlotte C. (Root) Short married Florence A. Ely of Chili, N. cation, common school ;

;

;

Y., Mar.

16,

Woodman

;

189S

;

Presbyterian

Democrat

1082

;

;

fraternal

Champlaiii

Modern

societies,

Rochester, N. Y.

St.,

CHILDREN. *DoKOTHY A., Makgkry, *Died

born

Nov.

10, 1S99.

" Rochecter, N. Y., Nov.

il, 190:.'.

at r.ochester, N. Y.., :\Iay 13, 1900.

MARIAN SHORT, daughter of Herbert

home

resides at

;

AEMEDIA N. Y.

at Chili, N. Y.,

"

li.

born Oct.

Presbyterian C.

;

WOODEN,

;

;

address, Chili. N. Y.

born Nov.

daughter of William

;

N. Y. (Root) Short

at Chili,

1874,

15,

Short and Charlotte C.

12,

at Chili,

1S25,

Wooden and Sarah (Widner)

married David Baird of noted he farmer for her integrity, was a widow for 25 years before her death, and successfully carried on her husband's business after his death

Wooden

;

education,

common

Perinton, N. Y., Oct. 20, 1846

school ;

;

Universalist

;

;

;

died at Perinton, N. Y., June 12, 1892

;

buried at Mt. Pleasant

Cemetery, Fairport, N. Y.

CHILDREN. KrniE,

born at Perinton, N. Y.,

Feb. 26, 1851.

KITTIE BAIRD, born Feb. 26, 1S51, at Perinton, N. Y. married daughter of David Baird and Almeda (Wooden) Baird UniversalCharles Howard of Leroy, N. Y., Apr. 14, 1S70 address, Fairport, N. Y. ist he farmer ;

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122



THE WIDENERS. CHILDEEN.

David Baikd, GkaceL.,

born "

at Perinton,

DAVID BAIRD HOWARD, N. Y.

ton,

;

son of Charles

"

"

N. Y., Mar. 21, 1875. " Aug. 23, 1876.

born Mar.

Howard and

21, 1S75, at Perin-

Kittie (Baird)

Howard

;

married Ivwlu May Northrop of Penfield, N. Y., Nov. 30, 1S99 fanner fraternal societies, F. & address, I^airport, N. Y. A. M., Granger Republican education, higli school

;

;

;

;

;

E. HOWARD, born Aug. 23, 1876, at Perinron, daughter of Charles Howard and Kittie (Baird) Howard married Levi E. Warner of Faireducation, high school port, N. Y., Nov. 26, 1S96 address, Fairport, N. Y.

GRACE

N. Y.

;

;

;

;

LEONARD WIDNER,

JR.,

New

born 17S6, in

son of Leonard Widner and Martha (Thorpe) Widner.

Jersey

Lived

;

in

Chili, on the farm deeded to him by his father, and at the outbreak of hostilities in the war of 1S12, he went to the Niagara frontier, where he was killed Aug. 27, 1814, by a stray cannon ball, and was buried at the place where he fell with other soldiers in an unknown grave. His wife traveled on horseback to Buffalo

to recover his body, but failed.

She and the children

in his ab-

sence to the war resided in Chili in a log house without doors and windows, and were obliged to keep a fire burning out of

The mother

doors to keep away wolves.

the baby in

tied

went

cradle and raised both to the cross pieces while she

to

the the

spring.

CHILDKEX. born at Geneva, N. Y., Jan.

Samuei.,

"

JosEi'H,

SAMUEL WIDNER, son of Leonard Widner

Mary A. Secoy Demcx-rat

bout

1S47

;

;

;

" Chili, N. Y.,

Feb.

born Jan. 25, iSii,

at

education,

common

25, 1811. 'Z4.

1813.

Geneva, N. Y.; married

school

;

N. Y., Apr. 8, 1844 carpenter married by Rev. James Cook, removed to Wis., adied in Wis., Mar. 17, 1877. Mary A., his wife, of Crates,

;

;

-'••M

;^'.Vt/i)/tI //

Oil a

.2iiai[^.

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THE WIDENERS. died

Aug.

12-

26, 1895.

CHILDIJEX. Sarah M.,

born at Gate?, N. Y.,

IvATiiEKixK A.,

Hanxau

J.,

Eachael

a.,

Naxcy

"

" Kashkoiioiig, Milton, Wis.,

Joux M.,

born at Milton, "Wis., " " Kashkonong, Wis., " " Ironton, AVis.,

Maky

born at Ironton,

a.,

Ciiakles L.,

Feb. ]0, 1846. Nov. 11, 1847. July 22, 1849. Mar. 27, 1851. Died Feb. 27, 1885. July 27, 1853.

AVis.,

Sept. 4, 1855.

Aug. 4, 1858. DiedlMar. 14, 1876.

June

28, 1860.

Laura M.,

Nov.

29, 1862.

Sajicel

June

Ira

a.,

AVis.,

J.,

Apr.

J.,

Cora

14, 1864.

24, 1866.

Feb. 22, 1870.

V.,

SARAH

M. WIDNER, born Feb. 10, 1S46, at Gate.s, N. daughter of Samtiel Widner and Mar_y A. [Secoy] Widner married Thomas F. Eawrcnce of Ironton, Wis, Oct. 8, 1863 ad-

Y.

;

;

;

dress, Ironton,

Wis.

CHILDREN. George A., Robert If., Thomas F.,

born at " " " " " "

Irvix a.,

"

Arthur,

KATHERINE Kashkonong, Wis. (Secoy) Widner 1S69

18,

A. ;

"

Irontoii, AVis., 1864.

"

"

1866.

"

"

1868.

"

"

1870.

"

"

1874.

WIDNER,

Irloratio

Wis.

at

;

HANNAH J. WIDNER, born July, 22,

ton,

1847,

married C. A. De Lap of Baraboo, Wis., Feb. Sab.-ation Arm}' address, Oxford, Wis.

;

performer

ir,

Widner and Mary A.

;

datighter of Sanuiel

married

Nov.

born

datighter of Samuel

;

1849, at Milton, Wis.;

Widner and Mary A.

Wells of Jkiraboo, Wis., Feb.

died at Ironton. Wis., Jan.

7,

Widner

[Seco}'] 18,

1S71

;

;

he circus buried at Iron-

1S69

;

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THE

124

WIDENERvS.

CHILDREN. born

I\ELL1K ]\IaY,

at Fort

Atkinson.

AVis.,' 1869.

XANCY

A. WIDNER, born July 27, 1853. at Miltoti, daughter of Samuel Widner and IsTary A. [Secoy] WidWis. married William N. Parks of Foil Atkinson, Wis., Nov. ner he served three years in Civil War, Co. E, 1st 8, 1S72 died Dec. 7, 1S73. he tin smith Wisconsin Heavy Artillery ;

;

;

;

;

CHILDli

Mary

Alvika,

Myrtle Diaxxa, Sakaii ELiZAiiirriT,

Lalra Yikgima, Zerima

Belli:,

AViLLiAii Samuel,

Mabel Loretpa, Beatrice INIaud, Ella Locella,

MARY AEVIR A PARKS,

born 1874, at Fort Atkinson, Parks and Nancy A. [Widner] married Joseph M. Heinze education, common school Parks fraternal societies, Catholic of Fort Atkinson, Apr. 6, 1S93 address, husband's business, painter he Tslodern Woodman moved to Menasha, Winnebago Co., in Fort Atkinson, Wis. Wis..

daughter

;

of

William N.

;

;

;

;

;

1894,

Fort Atkinson, in 1897.

;

;

THE

WIDENP:rS.

105

CHILDREX. Hazkl Ruth,

born at Fort Atkinson, 1806.

LAURA VIRGINIA PARKS, son, Wis.

daughter

;

Parks

ner)

Ketzman

;

of

born 1S79, at Fort AtkinWilliam N. Parks and Nancy A. (Wid-

common

education,

;

Lutheran

;

school

;

Herman

married

address, Fort Atkinson.

CHILDREX. Hakold Kexnetii,

born at Fort Atkinson, Wis., 1899. a a a u << j^yQ^,

Edith May,

LAURA M. WIDNER, born Nov. 29, 1862, at Ironton, WMs.; daughter of Samuel Widner and Mar}' A. [Secoy] Widner education, common school married E. M. Clough of De Pere, W^is., July 27, 1SS2 Methodist address, Menasha, Wis.

;

;

;

;

CHILDREN. Chakles Taylok Valentine, Ira Jame.s, ViKGiNiA Blanche, Frederick IL, Cerilla May, Laura, Cecil,

RlICBEKT.

SAMUEL W^is.

ner

;

;

ville,

J. WIDNER, born June 14, 1S64, at Ironton, daughter of Samuel Widner and Mary A. [Secoy] Wideducation, common school married Ella Wilber of Zanes;

Wis., Sept. 27, 1890

;

died Feb.

7,

1S99

;

buried at

Flill-

side Cemetery, Zanesville.

IRA J. WIDNER, born Apr. 24, 1866, at Ironton, Wis. son of Samuel Widner and Mary A. [Secoy] Widner education, common school married Sarah Babcock, June, 18S6 Republican farmer address, Oxford, Wis.

;

;

;

;

;

;

CHILDREN. Eddie Albert, F.MXiA,

born at Fort Atkinson, Wis. "

" Beloit,

Wis.

\'ii

A

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126

THE WIDENERS.

-

born at Oxford, Wis. " "

Grace, El^IE,

CORA soii, W^is.

Widuer

V'.

WIDNER,

daughter of

;

common

education,

;

Janesville,

Yv'is.,

born Feb.

Dec.

1870,

22,

Fort Atidn-

at

Samuel Widner and Mary A.

18,

18S9

(Seco}')

married Robert Wall of died Feb. 3, 1S93 I^Iethodist

school

;

;

;

;

Cemetery, Janesville, Wis.

buried at Hillside

CIIII.DREX.

RoBEKT WiLLAiJu,

Wis.,

borii at ^leuaslia,

JOSEPH WIDNER,

born Feb. 24, 1813, at Chili, N. Y. married Rachael E. Wooden of son of Leonard Widner, Jr. (seepage 97) daughter of James ChiH, N. Y., Oct. 17, 1850 Democrat Justice of the Peace; Baptist fanner Wooden" after his marriage moved to Jefferson Co. Wis. to Mich. in ;

;

;

;

;

;

;

,

.

.1864.

Died

N. Y.

at

Watervliet,

Mich.,

1S67

;

,

,

'buried at Fredonia,

,

CHILDREN. *Fkanklix Pierce, H. Addie, *Died Mar.,

born at Cold Springs, " " Koskonong,

"Wis.,

"

Feb. Mar.

25, 1853.

24, 1855.

1873.

widner, bom Mar. 24, 1855, at Koskonong, daughter of Joseph Widner and Rachael H. [Wooden] married Widner education, high school and normal course BapBenjamin W. Morian of Fredonia, N. Y., Aug. 6, 1S73 H. ADDIP:

Wis.

;

;

;

;

tist

;

he conductor, E- S.

&

M.

S. Railroad

;

address, P'redouia,

N. Y. •

,'/

^r

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,

\r.,

.

CHILDREN.

;

Jessie M.,

Gektrltde,

,

born at Fredonia, N. Y., " " " "

May 15, May 18,

1875.

1883.

JEvSSE M. MORIAN, born May 15, 1875, at Fredonia, N. daughter of Benjauin W. Morian and Addie (Widner) marrii^d Ca]>t. John B. SchoefTel of Rochester, N. Y., Morian

Y.

;

;

II

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,o

.'.

.7/

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Till':

\vii)i-:xKRs.

127

he ist Lieut., Company M, 9th Reg. U. S. now Captain lotli ]nf. served in I'hilippincs and Chinese cani])aign address. Rochester. X. Y. July Inf.

i8,

1S9S

;

Anny

Baptist

;

;

;

:

THK WIDliXKRS.

I2S

BENJAMIN WIDENER. UKNJAMIN WIDXER, born June 17. 1794, at or near Geneva, X. Y. educalion, coniinon school married Margaret Taylor of Richland Co., O., Xov. iSiS farmer: Meth;

;

;

odist

;

Military P.eeord,

War

of 1S12.

Died at Adams Co.. la., Feb. 14. 1866 buried at MethodGrove Cerneter}-, Adams Co., la. Margaret Taylor W'idener died June 26, 1S63, buried at \'an Buren Co., la. There is a tiadiiion in this family that the father of Benjamin came from Germany, as it is said that the German language was used at home. The- three older brothers made an overland trip to California v.-ith an ox team, starting from old Fort Des Moines. Reason died of mo^intain fever in California. The other two, returned by way of Cape Horn to Xew York, and moved to Iowa. A tradition nientions brothers Leonard. Michael and Cornelius, and a si.ster. Mrs. ]\Iorecroft. See pages iS, 23, 36 and Gi. ;

ist

CHILI )11]L\. 1{k.\.
Amos, KKliKlCA, .J.v.MKs,

KuzAUKTii, K.STHEK A., M.xKOAKKT, 15EX.IAMIN,

NoTK.

Ihhu

ill

Oliii),

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—The family of Leonard

\SV.i. l.Si'ii.

.laii. L'S.

182').

:\rai-.

20, 182H.

No\.

18, 1831.

.Jan. 10, 1834.

Oft. 20, 183(>.

Widener

and i.< William A\'.

lived at or near Ueneva,

the only onp of which any record has heen found, living there.

AVooden, who is a grand.?on of Leonard, thinks he remendjers of hearing of an uncle Benjanun. There was a Michael Widner, a relative of Leonard; tlii.« Benjamin may have been a ton of liConard, though no v\"ell authenticated record ajipears this branch i.s placed in a separate group for that reason, ;

i\.MOS \\TD]:^XER,

son of

Benjamin Widener

Rincon. X'ew Mexico, 1898.

CIIILDULX. !J Al.I'li.

;

died

at

..

)

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THE WIDBNERS. JAMES WIDENER,

DR.

129

born Jan.

28,

at

1825,

.

Huron

son of Benjamin Widener and Margaret (Taylor) Ohio married E. Sheron of education, common school Widener Military Physician and vSurgeon Van Buren Co., la., 1S55 Record, three ^-ears in the ReVjellion, wounded at Eookout Co.,

;

;

;

;

;

Mountain

Public

;

member

of

Corning,

la..

Clerk of

Office,

ten

Court,

the

Surgeons for Pensions

Board of Ex.

years,

address,

;

CIIILDREX. Frank

born

M.,

at Decaf ar, la.,

"

Alice,

"Adam's

FRANK

M. AVIDENER, Dr. James Widener and

1S57.

Co., la., 1859. Died.

born 1857, (Sheron) Iv.

Decatur,

at

la.

;

educaWidener son of of President Alexander married Jeunie tion, common school Congreowner Ranch P'irst National Bank of Corning, Iowa; ;

;

;

;

gational

;

Republican

;

Corning,

address,

la.

EEIZABP:TH widener, bom

Mar. 20, 1829, at Towndaughter of Benjamin and Margaret (Tajdor) Widenmarried Nelson R. Dawson of education, connnon school er husband's business, merchant JNIethodist Iowa, Apr. 3, 1849 send O.

;

;

;

;

;

taylor

;

address, Corning, la.

CIIILDKEX. *Laura M.,

born Jan. " Nov.

loxA,

24, 1851.

ELBRincEJ.,

"

Jan.

4,

Iaxthis,

"

May

12, 1856.

OjtiN G., *Sigi:l,

Keel, rK.\xcEsB., Lester L.,

*Died

18, 1849.

"

Dec. 24, 1858.

•'

May

9,

1861.

"

Sept. 19, 1864.

" "

June

3Iay2, 1868. 20, 1873.

in infancy.

lONA DAWSON,

born Nov.

24,

1851

son R. Dawson and lilizabeth (Widener)

common

1854.

school

;

Methodist

;

;

daughter of Nel-

Dawson

;

address, Beula, Nebr.

education,

11 :>

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THE WIDENERS.

K->o

EEBRIDGE

DAWSON,

boru Jan. 4, 1854 son of Nel(Widener) Dawson education, book-keeper; address, 133S 26th St.. Des

J.

;

son R. Dawson and Elizabeth

common

school

Moines,

la.

;

lANTHIS DAAVSON,

born

daughter of Nelson R.

la. ;

Dawson Nov.

education,

;

May

1856,

12,

Feosanqua,

at

Dawson and Elizabeth (Widener)

common

school married Elizabeth Smith, he fraternal societies, I. O. O. F.,. Republican; husband's business, tinner; address,

1879

13,

;

Woodman;

I\Iethodist

;

;

;

W^interset, la.

ORIN

G.

DAWSON,

born Dec.

1S5S

24,

Dawson and Elizabeth [Widener] Dawson

R.

mon

school

Methodist

;

married Abbie Kellog,

Democrat

;

;

REED DAWSON,

Nov.

;

farmer

7,

son of Nelson

;

education,

1886

;

com-

tinner

;

address, Prairie City, la.

born Sept.

19,

1S64

Dawson and Elizabeth (Widener) Daw.son -school

;

;

son of Nelson R.

;

education,

common

Baptist.

;

FRANCIS B.DAWSON, born May 2, 1S6S son of Nelson R. Dawson and Elizabeth (Widener) Dawson married May Kenny, Dec. 28, 1888 Supt. of tnour-mill address, Prairie ;

;

;

;

City, la.

LESTER son R.

E.

DAWSON,

born June

1S73

20,

;

son of Nel-

Dawson and Elizabeth (Widener) Dawson

Dora Black, June Ottumwa, la.

24,

1894

;

traveling

salesman;

;

married address,

ESTHER

A. WIDENER, born Nov. 18, 1S31, at Kenton, daughter of Benjamin Widener and >dargaret (Taylor) Widener education, common school married C. A. Eockwood, Dec. 28, 1S58 Methodist husband's business, farmer and stock raiser address, Canton, Nebr. O.

;

;

;

;

;

;

CIIILDKEX. Lauka,

born

at Daiilawcga, la.,

Sept. 10, 1861.

xv

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THE

WIDENERvS.

Charlks Widf.ni:k, Ida May,

born at Dahlav/ega, Ta., Apr. " " " " Sept. " Agency City, " " " " "

" "

*Et-.sie,

Nf:ij.iK

131

ZMahgaret,

10, 1804. 13, 1867.

1870.

June

23, 1873.

*Died aged 10 years.

LAURA LOCKWOOD,

born Sept. 10, 1S61, at Wapello daughter of C. A. Eockwoocl and Esther A.(\Videner) married S. H. Wright Lock wood address, Eovelaud, Colo. Co., la.

;

;

;

CHARLES WIDENER LOCKWOOD, son

C. A.

of

stock raiser

born Apr.

10, 1864;

Lockwood and Esther A. (Wideuer) Lockwood Methodist

;

Prohibitionist

;

;

Canton,

address,

;

Nebr.

MAY LOCKWOOD,

IDA of C. A.

G.

W.

born Sept.

13,

1867

;

Lockwood and Esther A. (Widener)Lockwood

daughter married

;

vSpencer, Oct., 1892.

NELLIE MARGARET LOCKWOOD,

born June 23, daughter of C. A. Lockwood and Esther A. (Widener) Lockwood married INIiles R. Estep of IMo., Aug., 1S90. 1873,

at

Agency

Cit}^

la.

;

;

MARGARET WIDENER, born Jan. 10, 1839 daughter Benjamin Widener and Margaret (Taylor) Widener education, connnon school married Cyrus K. Wescoat of Adams Co., ;

of

;

;

la.,

June, 1S6S

;

teacher

;

Methodist.

CHILDREX. Benjamin, Dora, Cora, James, Louis.

HON. BENJAMIN WIDENER,

born Oct. 20, 1836, at Margaret (Taylor) Widener education, college married Mary A. McDowell of Gurnsey Co., O., July 14, 1861 farmer Military Record,

Kenton, O. ;

;

sou of Benjamin Widener and ;

;

;

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THE WIDENERS.

132

War

K., 45 Iowa Inf. Democrat address, Benjamin moved to Adams Co., in 1855, where he lived for twenty years. Elected Connty Supt. of Schools, served four years. In 1882 was elected Representative of the eount3\ He was a graduate of an Eastern college. Rebellion,

Co.

;

;

Hurnansville, Mo.

CHILDREN. boni at " "

Rea-sox,

M.\GGn:B., AVn.LiAM y,.,

"Wiuclie.sler, Ta.,

Apr. Apr.

2.3,

1862.

"

"

Adams

AxxieE.,

"

"

"

LouELLA,

"

"

Jessie B.,

" " " " "

" " " "

"

" Co., " " " " " " "

" "

" "

" "

Dec.

2,

" "

" "

" "

" "

July July

5,

1880.

5,

1880.

James II., Lilly L.,

KvrEC, Ralph W.,

REASON WIDEXER,

"

born Apr. 23,

2S, 1863.

Oct. 23, 1865.

Apr.

13, 1867.

July Aug.

15, 18t)S.

10, 1873.

]\Iay 17, 1876.

1877-

1862, in A-an Biiren

son of Benjamin Widener and -^lary A. (McDowell) Widener education, common school married Ella Kuhney of Corning, la., Apr. 24, 18S3 plumber Presbyterian fraterCo., la.

;

;

;

;

;

nal societies. Knights of Pythias,

;

Modern Woodman

;

Democrat;

address, Bedford, la.

CHILDREN. born at Coi-ning, " " Bedford,

Ji'LiAX,

Hazel,

la.,

Jan. 27, 1884.

"

Jan. 20, 1SS8.

CAPT. WILLIAM B. WIDENER, born Oct. 23, 1865, at Adams Co., la. son of Benjamin Widener and Mary A. ;

(McDowell) Widener

Academic married Emily merchant; PresbyJan. 25, 1900; terian Military Record, 15 years Iowa N. Guard, i )'ear and Republican 7 months 5rst Iowa Vol., served in Philippines address, 1455 Dakin St., Chicago, 111. vSpent early years on farm, since he was of age has been in business for himself.

M. Doric

;

education.

;

of Bedford, la.,

;

;

LOUPXLA WIDENER, la.

;

;

born July 15, 1868, at Adams Co.. daughter of Benjamin Widener and Mary A. (McDowell)

.3

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[''

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1 rr-f.

THE Wideiier

education, high school

;

Brooks,

AVIDKNERS.

la.,

i\Iar.

1887

3,

married David O. Arthur of Republican hus-

;

INIethodist

;

;

;

band's business, fanning and dealer in live stock

address, Ivey-

;

ville, la.

ClIILDREX. boni at Adam?

Jkssie (.lAKLAXi),

*Benjamix, John WiDEXKR, llvrn :Mkklk, *r)i(-d in

Co., la.,

"

"

"

"

" "

"

"

"

"

" "

Apr. Aug.

23, 18S9.

" "

May

"

iShu: 23, 1894.

IG, 1890. .SI,

IS; »2.

infancy.

E. WIDEXER, born Aug, 10, 1873, at Adams daughter of Benjamin W'idener and Mary A. (McDowell) Widener education, high .school married Frank M. Chandler of Gravity. la., Jan. 18, 1894 husbands Christian bu.siness, Manager Chandler Eumber Co. address, Gravity', la.

JESSIE

Co., la.

;

;

;

;

;

;

ciiili)i;j:\.

Wiu.iAir AViDENKR,

V)oru at Gravity, la.,

Edwjx Lowkll,

'•

"

"

"

June Aug.

7, 4,

1S95. 1898.

L. WIDENER, born Dec. 2, 1877, at Adams Co., daughter of Benjamin Widener and I\lary A. (McDov\'ellj

LILLY la.

;

Widener

;

edr.cation,

of Tioga, Tex.,

cotton dealer

;

Dec.

common 6,

1898

school ;

;

married

Bapti.st

;

J.

B.

Gililland

husband's business,

address, Tioga, Tex.

CHILDKEX. Mary

"\Vn)EXER,

M. AVeslev,

born at Tioga, Tex., Sept. 11, 1899. " " " " Feb. 20, 1901.

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WIDENERS.

'I'HK

134

JACOB WIDENER.

- ^- -

^

^^^^c^r^-f: )

JACOB WIDENER

Calckgleaser). See page 59, No. i. Chili, N. Y., about the 3'ear 1800,

Mary Clackner (probably Came from New Jersey to with his family. Some im-

portant facts were given by

Wideuer,

Peter

handed

grandson,

down from this Jacob. Jacob said that nearly all of his relatives moved toward or to Harrisburg, Pa. That his grandfather can.ie from Germany. This is corroborated by the records. Died at Chili,

N. Y. CHILDPvEX. born July

Jacob,

4,

1780.

(See page 33)

*Pktek, Eliz.scf.tit,

Axx.v.

NOTK. See page 59. Jacob is said to have been a relative of Leonard, page So. The records and traditions would indicate that this Jacob belonged to the Lancaster Co. branch.

JACOB WIDENER, ener and

born July

Mary (Clackner) Widener

wold, Feb.

4, ;

son of Jacob Wid1780 married IMargaret Gris;

1S09, SHester Sheldon of Chili,

N. Y. farmer Niagara frontier. (IMargaret Griswold W^idener died Ma^' 10, 1849.) No children by second wife. Died at Chili, N. Y., Jan. 6, 1873 age 93 buried at Chili, N. Y. (Clifton) Baptist

;

4,

War

Military Record,

;

;

of 1812,

;

;

CHILDPEX. born

at

" " " "

*HoRACE,

" " " " " "

*ArsTix,

"

M.\KY,

Maiietihle, Petek,

Amy, ZiMRi,

*Sally,

J.vcoB,

DH.LIS,

Henkv *Died

K.,

in infancy.

Al

i» ,>

married

;

" " "

"

" " "

Chili,

" " " "

N. Y., July 29, 1810. " Pec. 28, 1811. " May 1814. 1,

" "

" " "

"

''

"

Apr.

29, ISIG.

May 4, 1818. May 27, 1820. May 5, 1822. May 27, 1824.

"

"

July

•'

"

"

Jan. 20, 1829.

"

"

"

27, 1827.

Api-. 6, 1832.

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V/TDENERvS.

MARY WIDEXER,

born July.

135

.

at Chili,

29, iSio,

Jacob Widener and Margaret (Griswold)

N. Y.

;

Wifleiier

;

1S46

;

daughter of died at Chili, N. Y., vSept. iS, married Lewis Dexter buried at Wheatland, N. Y. Lewis Dexter died in 1S57. ;

CllILDPvEX. Melissa,

born 1827.

Saixy,

died Sept. 30, 1846.

Horace, Amy,

born

Aug. 5, 1837. Died Aug. 25,1816.

at Chili, N. Y.,

X. Y. at Chili, born 1S27, MELIvS.SA DEXTER. daughter of Lewis Dexter and IMary (Widener) Dexter married died Aug. 27, Alfred Hosmer of Riga, X. Y., Oct. 3, 1S50. ;

;

;

1857-

CJIILDREX. died in iin'ancy.

IlEK>fAX,

MALIETIBLE WIDEXER, er of

Jacob Widener and

born Dec.

28, iSii

!\Iargaret (Griswold)

;

Widener

daughtmar;

X. Y., Dec. 30, 1S29. After the two children were born of secmarried and she death of vStottle daughter by first marriage. Removed was a ond marriage. There ried Williai]! Stottle, of Chili,

to Mich.

PETER WIDEXER, born May i, 1S14. at Chili, X. Y. eduson of Jacob Widener and Margaret (Grisvv'old) Widener miller and married Adaline Gage cation, connnon .school ;

;

;

;

farmer

;

Baptist

;

Repuljlican

;

held town

offices.

For many

years lived on the farm formerly owned by his uncle, Josepli Carev. Later he resided where his father, Jacob, lived and died.

CIULIMIKX.

THT<:

1x6

at Chili,

N. Y.

Widener

;

ties,

I.

son of Peter Widener and Adaline

;

education,

Wis., Mar.,

WIDKNKRS.

iSSi

;

common

;

M.

P.

&

(Gage)

married A. T. Heath of

painter and paper hanger

and

O. O. V.

school

fraternal

;

D. of America

socie-

Republican

;

;

address, vSan Mateo, California.

CHlLDliEX. born

Exincf. LuEiJ.A,

at Chicago,

111.,

Sept.

1,

1SS2.

BERTHA

born Mar., C. Wn3KNER, 1856, at Chili, daughter of Peter Widener and Adah'ne (Gage) Widmarried Frank ^l. Bottinn, education. Normal School eder husband's Pre.sbyterian of Rochester, N. Y., June 2.2, 18S2 Widener is Bertha Rochester, N. Y. address, business, lawyer abroad. extensively traveled an accomplished musician, and has ^Ir. Bottum was a well known lawyer of Rochester, N. Y., and up to the time of his death cnjoNcd a large practice. He was a fine musician and a prominent fraternity man.

N. Y.

;

;

;

;

;

;

WIIvLIA^r WIDENP:R,

bom

Jan.

13,

1S5S,

at

Riga,

son of Peter Widener and Adaline (Gage) Widener married Elizabeth Tilly of Chili, education, common school N. Y., P"eb. 3, 1888 .stationar}- engineer Baptist Republican;

N. Y.

;

;

;

;

address, Jamestown, N. Y.

;

;

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THE WIDENERS.

137

buried at North Chili Cemetery, North Chili, N. Y.

CHTLDIIEX. Ethel ]\I.\ri)Ki born at North " " " Frank BorriM, " CuARLoru; Sphnckr, " "

X. Y., Sept. 11, 188-1. " Dee. 6, 1SS9. " Apr. 13, 1891.

Cliili,

"

"

JANET E. WIDENER, born Apr. 9, 1S66, at Chili, N. Y.; edudaughter of Peter Widener and Adaline (Gage) Widener cation. Normal school married Dr. George PI. Bottum of New hus))and's business, York, N. Y., Feb. 6, 1890 Episcopal physician and surgeon address, Greenville, South Carolina. ;

;

;

;

;

CPIILDREX. born

Fkan'ces liAXxy,

" Helen Gage, Margaret II rxTiXGTox, " *Cieo]:ge IlLNTixtrrox,

*Died

rj,

Xow

"

"

York, X. Y.,

" "

"

"

"

"

" Greenville,

'"

IX-c. 11, 1S90.

Sept. 11, 1892.

S. C.

Aug,

3,

1893.

\Mar.

4,

1895.

in infancy.

AMY

WIDENER, born Apr. 29, 1816, at Chili, N. Y. daughter of Jacob Widener and iMargaret [Grisv.-old] Widener education, common school married Lorenzo Buel of N. Y,, Feb. 20, 1S3S Repul)lican Died husband's business, cooper at Oak Grove, I*»rich., Feb. 17, 1S66 buried at Oak Grove, Mich.

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

CIIILDKEX. born at lienton, N. Y., Apr.

IIuLDAH,

Margaret,

"

"

Henry C, DEAvirr C,

"

"

"

^IIarkiet a.,

"

" "

"

"

21,

1840.

"

Nov.

26, 1843.

"

"

June

26, 1847.

"

"

July

11,

Milo,

'

t^ept. 1, 1841.

1846.

*Die(l in infancy.

HULDAH BUEL, born Apr. 21, 1840, at Benton, daughter of Lorenzo Buel and Amy [Widener] Buel tion, common school married J. J. Brown of Conway, he farmer fraternal societies, he L O. July 13, 1879 address, Fowlerville, Midi. ;

;

;

;

N. Y.

;

educaMich., O. F.

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MARGARET ANN N. Y.

WIDKNERvS.

BUEL,

born Sept.

daughter of Eorenzo Buel and

;

education,

common

school

1S41, at Benton,

i,

Amy

[Widener]

Buel

;

died at Milo, N. Y., Sept. 12, 1S49;

;

buried at Milo, N. Y.

HENRY

BUEL,

C.

born Nov. 26, 1S43, at Milo, N. Y. education, [Widener] Buel

;

son of Lorenzo Buel and Amj-

high school

Aug. O.

F.

;

married

;

1877

26,

;

Republican

buried at

Lillian

carpenter

A.

Tenney

Bap^tist

;

;

died at Milford,

;

Oak Grove

;

Mich.,

Milford,

of

L

fraternal societies,

O.

Mich., Feb. 16, 1S92

;

Cemetery', Milford, Mich.

CHILDREX. *])i:M-iTT

born " " "

Clixtox,

*Lyi)IaBell,

*AvisTEXXEy, Wn.i,AiiD Elmek, Miriam Lei.ia, *Alma Hellkx, Majilox Hexry,

at :Milford, VAch.,

Apr.

1S7<^).

16;

"

"

"

Jan.

4, lb:Sl.

" "

"

"

May

6,

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"



1883.

Sejjt. 3, 1SS6.

"

Feb.

17, 1890.

"

Nov.

15, 1891.

"

Sept.

4,

1SU3.

*r)ied.

DEWITT

C. BUEL, born June 26, 1S47, at Milo, N. Y. education, Buel and x\my [Widener] Buel Lorenzo son Deerfield, Mich., Bradnell, married Sarah A. school common fraternal Brethern United minister church. Dec. 14, 1S69 died at Lansing, Mich., Republican societies, I. O. G. T. :

of

;

;

:

;

;

;

1874

;

buried at Lansing, Mich.

;

CHILDl-JEX.

One

child, died in infancy.

ZIMRI WIDENER,

born

May

4,

181S,

N. Y.

at Chili,

;

eduson of Jacob Widener and Margaret [(^riswold] Widener married Almira Arrowsmith of Riga, cation, common school ;

;

Baptist Repubfarmer and thresher Oct. 16, 1845 lican. Was a large and very powerful man and in his prime is said

N. Y.

;

to have been the of

games and

;

;

a

champion

member

^vresLler in his

of a local band.

;

neighborhood. l.^ied at

\\^as

Clifton,

fond

N. Y.,

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THE 1S97

vSept. I,

born June

;

12,

WIDENERvS.

139

buried at Clifton, N. Y. Alniira Arrowsmith 1S24, died Mar. 30, 1879.

v^-as

CHILDIiEX. horn

M\KG\KET Axx,

Oct.

at Clifton, N. Y.,

Died

Maky

MARY N. Y.

Chili,

;

"

"

public school

education,

;

Baptist

;

l>ec.

Dec.

born

daughter of Zimri Widener and

Mar., 1880

I\Iosier,

"

FRANCIvS WIDENER,

Widener

smilh]

"

Francis,

3,

1846.

^lar. 'M, 1863.

13,

13,1852.

1S52,

at

Ahnira i'Arrowmarried Cliarles

;

address, Clifton, N. Y.

;

CBTLDEEX. Mykon, died

in infancy.

JACOB WIDENER,

born

July

1S27,

27,

at

ChiH,

and Margaret [Griswold] son of Jacob Widener N. Y. married Mary Tenny of Widencr education, coninion school RepubHcan Bap'tist farmer Clifton. N. Y., Oct. 3, 1S50 at Riverside buried Dec. 1896; Y., N. 30, Rochester, died at Y. N. Rochester, Cemetery, ;

;

;

;

;

;

;

CHILDIIEX. Ella v., Charles

A.,

Mixxii: M.^Y,

Alice M.,

Aug.

Chili. X. Y.,

born

at

"

"

"

" "

" "

9,

1851.

"

^ec. 24, 1857.

"

"

Dec. 1,1859.

"

"

Xov.

12, 1867.

daughter of born Aug. 9- 1S51 Noreducation, Widener Jacob Widener and Mary [Tenny] 1S91 Col., Jan. 27, married John Eddie of Ridgway, mal

EEL A

Y.

WIDENER,

;

;

;

;

teacher

;

Baptist

;

address, Fruitland,

Wash.

CHILDREX. Mary

Eodir,

born Aug.

5,

1893.

born Dec. 24, 1S57, at Chih, Mary [Tenny] Widener and son of Jacob N. Y. Brown of Ogden, N. Y., Emma married education, academic address, 4618 Republican; Baplist lawyer; Jan. II, tS8i

CHARLEvS

A.

WIDENER, Yv^idener

;

;

;

;

;

IO-)<';[

'•.•-' <

1

T}1E WIDKNEKS.

I40

Cedar

St., Philadelphia, Pa.

MINNIE MAY WJDENER,

born Dec. i, 1859, at Chili, daughter of Jacob Widener and Mary C. (Tennj-) Widener education, public school married Arthur E. Roberts, Feb. 24, iSjg Baptist husband's business, farmer and commercial traveler address, Bergen, N. Y.

N. Y.

;

;

;

;

;

;

CHILm!E^\ bon; at Parsons, Kans., Aug.

Chaki.ks a.,

23, 1885.

ALICP: M. \YIDENER, bom Nov. 12, 1S67, at Chili, daughter of Jacob Widener and Mar^- (Tenny) Widen-

N. Y. er

;

;

education, connnon school

30, 1SS5

;

;

married John Reynolds,

Sept.

address, Clifton, N. Y.

CHILDREN. ^Iary

born Dee. " Aug. " Sept.

Ai.icE,

Jonx AuAii, Warren,

2G, 7,

1891.

1894.

18, T89G.

DIELIS WIDENER, born Jan. 30, 1S29, at Chili, N. Y. son of Jacob Widener and Margaret [Griswold] Widener education, common school married Katherine Marlin of Oiili, ;

;

;

N. Y.

;

farmer

;

Republican

;

died at Clifton, N, Y.

•:{X

r^njj.^t

THE WIDENERS. Wideuer died at Maple Grove Cemetery,

Stottle

141

N. Y., Aug. Clifton, N. Y.

Clifton,

Buried

30, 1S76.

at

CHILDKEN. Herbert, Esther,

born "

"

O-ns,

" "

" "

HERBERT WIDENER, N. Y. er

;

son of

;

"

^May Mar.

"

^ept. 19, 1879.

at Clifton, X. Y., '

May

born

farmer

;

31, 1S70.

Baptist

;

[Stottle]

N. Y.,

fraternal societies, K. 0. T.

at Clifton,

1S66,

15.

Henry K. Widener and Huldah

married Carrie G. Morse of Clifton,

1866.

15,

May

M.

;

Widen-

20, 1899

;

Republican

;

address, Clifton, N. Y.

CHILDEEX. bornat

EsTnEuGHVcK,

"

AViLHELMIXA,

Clifton, X. Y.,

"

"

"

1900.

Feb.

14,

Xov.

26, 1901.

ESTHER Wn:)ENER,

born Mar. 31, 1S70, at Clifton, Widener and Huldah [Stottle] K. daughter of Henry N. Y. married Normal, 1892 Brockport graduated from Widener ;

;

;

Franklin B. Parrish of West

Sept. 4,

Greece,

1898

liusband's business, fruit growing and poultry raising Barnard's Crossing, N. Y.

EEIZABETH WIDENER,

born in

New

Jersey

Baptist

;

;

;

address,

daughter

;

education, of Jacob Widener and Mary (Clackner) Widener; New Jersey, of 1798; Carey married Joseph school common Y., Chili, N. to came Carey farmer. Joseph business, husband's WidWidener, Jacob Henry brothers-in-law, his about the time ener and others came. He bought a large tract of land Aug. 10, ;

1820, of Josiah Bissell.

Built the

first

mill in the town.

Built a

brick hou.se on the Braddock's Bay Road, where his nephew Peter Widener, subsequeritly lived and now owned by Thomas buried at Chili, N. Y. McCreedy. Died at Chih, N. Y. ;

CHILDREX. Polly, AxN-A,

jACon AVn)EXEK,

born at " " "

"

Chili, X. Y.,

" "

" ,

"

Aug.

8,

1800.

^If^y 22, 1801.

Got. 26, 180.3.

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.A

.if.ii'j

q;

UG'Jr V/OJ

JliJ

/.•i:i<;.i'n

THE WIDENERS.

142

" "

Danikl,

Sarah

A.,

Peter, Spexcer,

" "

" "

•'

1S06.

"

died unmarried. " "

NOTK. Joseph Carey was a widower when he married Elizabeth Wideuer, and liad one daughter, Phcebe Carey, wlio married John Howell and moved to Painsville, Ohio.

POETRY CAREY, bom Aug. 8, 1800, at Cbili, N. Y. daughter of Joseph Carey and Elizabeth (Widener) Carey married Gerard Howe Methodist husband's business, minister died at Bergen, N. Y., Sejjt. 3, 1836. ;

;

;

;

;

CHILDEEN. Cyhexa,

born at

Daniel C, Jerusha, Betsey,

Axx

Chili, N. Y., " Brighton, "

"

born June

Eliza,

Spencer,

" at

Cliili,

""

"

],

Dee. 18, 1819.

Feb. 22, 1820.

1827.

N. Y., Apr. " May

15, 1829. ]

2,

1831.

]\Iakion.

CYRENA HOWE, born Dec. 1 8, 1819, at ChiH, N. Y. daughter of Gerard Howe and Polly (Carey) Howe education, conunon school married vSamuel Blair of Clarendon, N. Y., Nov. 18, 1838 church, Christian husband's business, an energetic and successful farmer address, Litchfield, Mich. Died

;

;

;

;

;

;

at Litchfield, Mich.,

June

14, 1882.

Buried at Litchfield, Mich.

CHILDREN. Jerome Wesley,

Wn.LAKD Clakk, iSInuAM LoviCA,

*AddieAdela,

Eva *Died July

Edi-cja,

born at Bergen, N. Y., " " " "

" Litchfield, " " " " " "

INIar. 22,

:\lich.,

"

" «'

Jan.

Aug.

1842.

8,

1844.

28, 1848.

JNIar. 21,

Nov.

3,

1852.

1854.

19, 1900.

JEROME W. BLAH'l, born ^Lar. 22, 1842, at Bergen, N. Y.; son of vSanniel Blair and Cyrena [Howe] Blair education, higli school married Maggie Morgan of Long Point, 111., July ;

;

THE

'

21,

iS6g

fanner

;

Anna, I^ogan

;

WIDP:NKRS.

church,

Christian

F.

;

& A.

ISl.

CHILDKPJX. born at Long "

Sa.ml'el Ali-ex,

HERALD

P.

Vo'iai, 111.,

in Kansas,

BEAIR, born Aug.

14, 1S72,

Aug.

14, 1872.

Feb.

13, 18S3.

at

Long

son of Jerome Blair and Maggie

;

connnon school

tion,

address,

;

Co., Okla.

IIkkai.d p.,

]11.

143

Okla., Oct. 12, 1899

;

;

point,

(Morgan) Blair educamarried Daisy Bowles of Logan Co., ;

address, Cu:?hing, Pajaie Co., Okla.

CIIILDIJEN. Chester, *Alta,

Makgaeet, -Died Feb.

Anna, Okla.,

born

i\t

"

"

"

"

Aug. Nov.

"

"

"

"

Dec.

1900.

6,

1901.

5, 1,

1902.

15, 1902.

WnXARD CLARK BLAIR,

born Jan, 8, 1844, at Litchand Cyrena (Howe) Blair education, College, Hillsdale, Mich. married Marj' Vanderberg field,

Mich.

;

.son of

vSamuel

J^lair

;

;

of Litchfield, F.

&

field,

Mich.,

A. 'M.; served Mich.

Apr.

28,

War

in Civil

farmer Republican

1880 ;

;

;

;

Free Baptist

;

address, Litch-

CHILDEEX. Eaymonu,

born at Litchfield, "

PxEXA,

"

*'

]Mich.,

"

Aug. Dec.

28, 1S82. 5,

1885.

MIRIAM LOVICA BLAIR,

born Aug. 28, 1848, at Litchfield, daughter of Samuel Blair and Cj'rena (Howe) Blair education, good teacher Congregational. Furnished records and assistance in arranging this branch, without her assistance and persistant effort this record would be \-ery imperfect. Mich.

;

;

;

;

ADDIE ADELIA BLAIR, born Mar. 21, 1852, at Litchfield, Mich. daughter of Sayuiel Blair and Cyrena (Howe) Blair; edr.caion, high school Free will I^aptist. She was a girl of good ability, universally respected and loved, and very much missed by her ;

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'^IIE

144

Died at Litchfield, Mich., July at Litchfield, Mich.

associates.

and buried

ig, 1900,

EVA EDUCIA

BLAIR, born Nov. 3, 1S54, at Litchfield, daughter of vSamuel Blair and Cyrena (Howe) Blair married Louis K. Patterson of Eckford, education, college husband's business, Baptist teacher 1886 Oct. Mich., 27, Mich.

;

;

;

farmer

;

;

;

address, Eckford, ^Mich.

;

CHILDREN. Yeija

born at. Eckford, Mich., Feb. " " Apr. " "

C,

lAxl).,

22, 1S89.

1898.

e,

HOWE,

born Feb. 22, 1820, at Brighton, ediicason of Gerard Howe and Polly (Carey) Howe N. Y. married Louisa Brown of Middlefield, tion, common school Democrat F. & A. M. Methodist farmer N. Y., 1849 buried at Homer, Mich. died at Homer, Mich., Oct. iS, 1891

DANIEL

C.

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

CHILDREN. Johnstown, "Wis., " " " " " " " Homer, Mich.,

born

Jkn-nuj,

at

"

*JonK, Cora, Mkrtie, *Died Spring of 1804.

" "

'

Mar.

20, 1851.

Sept. 23, 1854. 1864.

Sept.

6,

June

22, 1872.

JENNIE HOWE,

born Mar. 20, 1851, at Johnstown, daughter of Daniel Howe and Louise (Brown) Hovre Wis. married Eugene Murdoch of Litcheducation, common school Methodist; husband's business, 1S75 14, field, Mich., Dec. Jennie has been twice maraddress, Litchfield, Mich. fanner ried, her first husband was James Maybee of Litchfield, Mich. He died about three years after their marriage. They had one ;

;

;

;

;

;

child (Arthur)

who

died

when about two

years old.

CHILDREN. Cykk.na,

born

at

Homer,

aVIicli.,

IvA,

"

"

"

"

BKssn;,

"

'•

"

"

CYRENA MURDOCK,

born Apr.

Apr. Apr. Apr.

i,

1,

1879.

5,

1883.

16, 1886.

1879,

at

Homer,

THE

WIDENERvS.

145

.

daughter of Eugene Murdock and Jennie (Howe) ^lur-common school married George Simmons of Janesville, Mich., Mar. 12, 1901 farmer address, Janesville Mich. iMich.

dock

;

education,

;

;

;

;

IVA MURUOCK, born Apr. 5, 1SS3, at Johnstown, Wis. daughter of Eugene Murdock and Jennie (?Iowe) Mmxlock education, connnon school married Herman Welch of Litch-

;

;

;

field,

Mich., June

8,

1901

farmer

;

address, Litchfield, Mich.

;

CORA HOWE, born Sept. 6, 1S64, at Homer, :Mich. daughter of Daniel Howe and Louisa (Brown) Howe education, connnon school married John Hensliaw of Eckford, Mich., Nov. 22, 18S2 Freewill Baptist husband's business, farmer address, Eckford, Mich. She is a lady devoted to church and home, energetic, ambitious for her family's highest good, and striving to make her associates better by the life she

;

;

;

;

;

;

lives.

CIIILDKEX. born

^^•^1'"'

"

"

"

I^"'-^r-S

" "

" "

"

JoHX,

JERUSHA HOWE, Howe and

Gerald

of ChiH, N. Y. trace of

at Eckford, :Mich.,

Jkkome,

any

" " "

"

born

at

Removed

1885.

June H,

1887.

May

2, 1890.

Apr.

22, 1897.

N. Y. daughter of married Henry Bacon

Chili,

Polly [Carey] Ho\ve

;

;

and after been found.

to Wis.,

of the family has

Jan. 16,

many

efforts,

no

CIIILDKEX. Ebkx,

Mykon, Alm.\,

BETSEY HOWE, Gerard Hov.-e and school ;

died at

Polly

born

at

[Carey]

Chili,

Howe

N. Y. ;

;

daughter of

education,

amnion

married Oliver S. Buckley of Chili, N. Y., July 3, 1S44; Chili, X. Y., Aug. 14, 1S47 buried at Cliili, N.^Y. ;

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146

CHILDEEX. BrRnKTTK,

died in infancy.

ANN ELIZA HOWE, N. Y.

common

education,

Lake, June

17,

ness, farmer. 22, 1895.

;

;

at

1829,

15,

[Carey]

Tolly

Horton

married John E. Bapti.st Republican

school

1S48

Ann

born Apr.

Howe and

daughter of Gerard

;

.

;

Chili,

?Iowe

;

Sand

of

hu.sband's busi-

;

Eliza Horton died at

John E. Horton died at at Sand Eake, N. Y.

Sand Eake, N. Y., iNlay Sand Eahe, N. Y., Oct. 17,

Buried

1S99.

CHILDREX. Nkllii:,

borji at Berlin,

Oletiia, Electa,

"

IvALPH,

"



" Poestcnkill, " Sand Lake,

N. Y., INIay 11, 1849. " Sept. 14, ISoo. " Jan. 5, 18G3.

NELEIE HORTON, born May 11, 1849, at Berlin, JN\ Y. daughter of John F. Horton and Ann Eliza [Howe] Horton education, connnon school married Samuel A. Fox of Sand Lake, N. Y. Dec. I, 1870 Baptist Republican husband's business, commercial traveler addre.ss. Sand Eake, N. Y. vSamr.el A. Fox died at Sand Lake, N. Y., vScpt. 17, 189S buried at Sand Eake, N. Y. ;

;

,

;

;

;

;

;

CITILDREX.

Mabkl

M., AuiEitTR.,

born

at

"

"

Sand Lake, N. Y., Nov. "

OEETHA EEECTA HORTON,

"

"

born

24, 1874.

JulyG, 18S5.

vSept.

14,

1853,

at

Sand Eake, N. Y. daughter of John F. Horton and Ann lUiza [Howe] Horton education, Pittsfield Musical College, ISIass. married Rev. B. S. Taylor of Mooers, N. Y., May 22, 187S Evangelist and Missionary with her husband Bax'>ti.st in youth, after marriage T^Iethodist Episcopal husband's business, Meth;

;

;

;

;

;

odist Episcopal Minister,

Evangelist and

Spent 16 A. Mission work, under Bishop Wm. Taylor, the last ten years in the west as Evangelist, in North Dakota, Minneapolis, and Des Moines, died at Des Moines, la., Apr. 24, 1S94. Buried at vSand Ea. Eake, N. Y., in t lie Horton Family Eot. years

;

in

the

parsonage,

and

at

J^Iissionary.

Panama,

S.

.

ir

r'i

.i>:>f]):'. ;>;>:.•

T

.;:'

:

,

[jv/oill

,i;'i"T»;tii

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THE WIDKNERS.

147

CHILDREN. bovn

:\r.\iuoN Ari.a,

"

WiLLiA>t IIexky,

Sand Lake, N. Y.,

at

" AVeybridge,

Died

"

" " " "

"

Storm Lake,

1879.

Dec. 17, 1880.

Storm Lake,

at

Fkaxk Ciianim.kh, born at Sand Lake, N. " " Bristol, Vt., JiijaMay, John- lioin-ox,

:Mar. 8,

Vt.,

la.,

Feb.

la.,

Y.,

June

1885.

3,

15, 1882.

Apr.

6,

1884.

June

2,

1886.

Walipeton, N. Dak. Apr. 20, 18S8. " Minneapolis, Minn., May 18, 1890. Jkxxik Love, July 2, 1892. Des Moines, la., Lktha EuzABE-ni, " Died at Des ^MoincS; la:, Xov. 5, 1S93. IJkxry Boauumax, ])om at De.s I\Ioines, la., Apr. 4, 1894.

AxxA Lkoxoka,

RAEPH HOPvTON,

born Jan.

5,

1S68,

at

Sand Lake,

son of John F. Hoiton and Ann Eliza [Howe] Horton married Lillian ?d. Warcup of Little Falls, edtication, academic

N. Y.

;

;

,

N. Y., June Lake, N. Y.

1891

10,

;

farmer

;

Republican

address.

;

Sand

CHILDREN. Lktha

Jeaxeti];,

liorn at

"

AViLFKED,

SPENCER HOWE, son of Gerard

Lockwood odist

;

of

"

born

Sand Lake, N. Y., Dec. 5, 1895. " " " June 15, 1897.

May

and Polly [Carey] Howe Poestenkill, N. Y., Apr. 17, 1852

Howe

Military Record, Private,

War

N. Y.

at Chili,

12, 1831,

married

;

;

Hannah

Methfarmer Republican Rebellion ;

;

;

;

address, East Poestenkill, N. Y.

CHILDREN. born at Poestenkill, N. Y., Apr. 4, 1854. Died Jan. 15, 1859. born at Roectenkill, N. Y., June 7, 1856. Jonx Hexky, Died Sept. 14, 1857. William Hexry, born at Poestenkill, N. Y. Nov. 16, 1858. Died Oct. 2, 1SS5. Arvu.la,

Jonx P., Enoch AV.,

born at Poestenkill, N. Y., Oct. " " " " Jan.

JakedD.,

" "

"

" "

LE^vIS K.,

"

"

"

NoRAH,

"

"

"

Ikexe,

"

18, 18G1. 5, 1S62.

"

Mar.

14, 1864.

"

June

23, 1866.

" "

June

Dec. 25, 1869. 19, 1872.

'H

a .jtA

;>!

t.J

f'tn'^^i-

THK WIDHXERS.

14S

Maktox,

born

at Poestenkill,

X. Y., Nov.

4,

1875.

Died July born at

F.\xxiE,

Died July born

RAi-rn,

Alukx

J.,

Si'ExcER,

MIRIAM Long

Point,

"

"

"

Howe

" "

'-

1882.

9,

Nov.

19, 1884.

daughter of Gerard Howe removed to

married Alfred Hakes

;

18, 1878.

14, 1879.

Jan.

"

HOWE,

(or Marion)

and Polly [Carey]

Apr.

at roestenkill, N. Y.,

"

30, 1885.

Jan. 30, 1878.

Poet^tenkill, N. Y.,

;

111.

CHILDKEN. Geraju)

born Jan.

I).,

Anxa, AxTHOXY, Mary, EuGAK, AimiiK, CuiiA May,

born Apr. " Aug.

D.

20, 1860. 19, 1869.

" at Long Point, " 1872.

Hattie,

GERARD

"

at

"

"

HAKES,

Long

married lElizabeth Clcgg of Dana, ta Davis of Concordia, Kans., Mar. fraternal

;

;

i,

1871.

16,

Sept.

111.,

5,

1877.

Jan. 19, 1879.

/'

1S54

education,

son of Alfred

;

common

school;

Dec. ?4, 1S74, 2Armintraveling sales29, 189S

111.,

;

jNIodern

societies,

address, Concordia,

"

born Jan.

Aug.

II!.,

Point,

"

Hokcs and Miriam (Howe) Hakes

man

1854.

1,

Woodman

;

Republican

;

Kans.

CIIILLREN. Cyrexa Ira C,

f.,

born .<

Ada C, Alice May,

Pay

<<

Dana, u

111.,

«

Apr.

23, 1876.

^p,. 24, 1877.

..<<«<

<<

Jan.

"



^^ug. 30, 1885.

»<

"

A.,

at

DoKisMiiuAM,

"

IL\RKn; llARUv,

"

h

3^

iss2.

" " " Nov. 7, 1887. " " " Jan. 5, 1889. " Burlington, Kans., June 26, 1890.

ANTHONY

HAKEvS, born Apr. 20, 1S60, at We.st HalAlfred Hakes and Miriam [Howe] Hakes married Mary Belt of 111., Dec. 14, education, common .school Modern fraternal societies, Methodist merchant 1S82 lock,

111.

;

.son of

;

;

;

;

;

^I

.f:Si

'

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>

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I

I

THE Woodman

Republican

;

widp:ners.

149

address, Kskridge, Kans.

;

CIIILDIJEX. born at

Anna,

INIyka

Pvutlaii-l,

Dec. 11, 18S3.

111.,

CoKA LorisK,

"

Ulaii Blanche,

"

M^KYGKKTF.rnK,

"

" Hasting:-, Is ebr., " Oakley, Kans., " " " " Eskridge, Kans., " " " " " "

K.,v,

"

"

WnjjAM

''

Alfred, Nkitik Emzvhktii, JoHX Hakkisox,

" " '

"

"

Apr.

21, 1885.

^'ov. 30,

J

880.

JulyG, 18S9. Dec. 25, 1890.

June June

30, 1893.

May

17, 1899.

18, 1895.

MARY HAKES,

born Aug. 19, 1869, at Long Point. 111. educaand Miriam [Howe] Hakes Hakes Alfred daughter of 11)., Rutland, of Dwyer H. Alfred married tion, high school ;

;

;

1890

Feb. 19,

Long

dress.

Methodi.st

;

Point,

fanne-.

husband's business,

;

ad-

,

111.

CH1LD1;EX. Bekthv

born at Lonii Point, " " " ^ " ' " "Dana, 111.,

:Nr\Y,

^MauelCoka, BuKRELL Alfued, Wayne VnwiL, *Died Dec.

"

"

"

111.,

"

Mar. Oct.

2i, 1891.

1893.

G,

Oct. 27,

Aug.

"

2,

J

896.

1898.

10, 1896.

EDGx\R HAKES,

born Aug.

16, 1871, at

Long

Point,

111.

;

education, son of Alfred Hakes and Miriam (Howe) Hakes Point, 111., Oct. of Long Bentley May Ola married school high RepubliA. W. ^L societies, fraternal Christian 20, 1896 ;

;

can

;

;

;

address, Streator,

;

111.

ARTHUR HAKES,

born 1872,

Hakes and Miriam (Howe) mon school married Dora Steiner of

of Alfred

;

1S98

;

and M.

grain merchant

W.

A.

;

;

Christian

Republican

CLArnE Alfued

S.,

;

;

son Long Point, 111. comeducation, Hakes Long Point, 111., Ju.ne 22, at

;

;

fraternal societies,

address, Manson, la.

CllILDKEX. born at Monmouth,

CORA ALW HAKES,

K. of P.

born

vSept. 5, 1877,

111.,

at

1899.

Long

Point,

rr:''

h-r,

/

n

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THE WIDENERS.

I50

111.

;

daughter of Alfred Hakes and Miriam (Howe) Hakes common school married Frank P.eed of Long Point, Dec. II, 1901 I\Iethodist farmer address, Long Point,

;

education, 111.,

;

;

;

;

111.

HATTIE HAKEvS, born Jan. 19, daughter of Alfred Hakes and Miriam tion, common school married Harr^Dec, 1S9S Methodist he farmer ;

;

;

;

1879, at

[Howe]

Dwyer

Long Point, 111.; Hakes educa;

Rutland,

of

address, Rutland,

111.,

111.

ANNA

CAREY, born May 22, iSoi, at Chili, N. Y daughter of Joseph Carey and Elizabeth [Widener] Carey education, common school married Avery Markham of Chili, N. Y., Oct. 5, 1S17 Methodist husband's business, farmer. The old Markman residence was about three miles west of Kochester, near the Junction of the Chili and town line roads. Died at Sweden, N. Y., Sept. 13, 1883 buried at Sweden, N. Y. Aver}Markham was born at Unadilla, Otsego* Co., N. Y., Apr. 27, 1796, and died June 14, 1850 and is buried at Sweden, N. Y. ;

;

;

;

;

;

CniLDTiEX. born at

Cakev,

Chili,

N. Y.,

July

4,

1819.

Died unmarried, Feb. Daniel, Elmira, Spencer,

born " "

at

William,

born

at

"

"

Jane,

Chili,

" "

" " Chili,

"

N. Y., "

July

20,

DANIEL MARKHAM, ;

Jan. 20, 1824.

Apr. 21, 1826. Died, unmarried, Nov. N. Y., Feb. 26, 1829. " ISIar. 2G, 1834.

common

N. Y., Mar. 15, 1S54 Sweden, N. Y.

born July

20,

May

1821,

at

school ;

;

married Mary

farmer

;

Baptist

;

P)elfy of

Democrat

;

CHIDDREX. IvALiMi,

RiFUs, D.,

23, 1861.

13, 1847.

Chili,

Markham and Anna (Carey) Markham

son of Avery

education,

1851.

"

Died, unmarried,

N. Y.

G,

1821.

born at Sweden, N. Y., Dec. 2, 1854. " " " " Oct. 12, 1857.

;

Sweden, address,

I

A

,r: -J '..->•,;

THE WIDENERS. RAEPH MARKHAM, N. Y.

common

education,

born Dec.

1854,

2,

Warkhan and Mary

son of Daniel

;

151

school

farmer

;

Methodist

;

Sweden,

at

[Belfy] ;

Markham

;

Democrat

;

address, Sweden, N. Y.

RUFUS N. Y.

B.

MARKHAM,

N. Y., Dec.

29, ;

offices

iSSo

at vSweden,

1857,

12,

islarkham

(Belfy)

;

married Minna Ladue of Bergen, held Republican Methodist farmer

education, connnon school

town

born Oct.

Markham and Mary

son of Daniel

;

;

;

;

;

;

address, Sweden, N. Y.

CJIILDrvEN. born at Sweden, X. Y., Aug. 2, 1885. " " Mar. 28, 1889. " " " " " " Oct. 4, 1892.

AVii.LiAM D.,

John II., Avery B.,

"

"

May

17, 1894.

"

Apr.

9,

"

" "

"

"

"

June

28,

"

"

"

".

Feb.

8,

"

RrrrsF.,

"

"

Kalph L., FrkdN., Fi.o^n>,

EEMIRA MARKHAM, N. Y.

ham

;

daughter of

;

with her brother Daniel

;

son of Avery

education,

common

;

school

;

Free Methodist

born Feb.

26,

Markham and Anna

school

;

Chili,

;

resides

;

;

1829,

(Carey)

at Chili,

Markham

;

married Margaret Hendershot of

farmer N. Y., 1857 May Ind., 8, 1884. Jamestown, Elba,

at

1824,

20,

address, Sweden, N. Y.

WILLIAM MARKHAM, N. Y.

1898. 1901.

Avery Markham and Anna (Carey) Mark-

common

education,

born Jan.

1898.

Bapti.st

Buried

;

at

died Democrat Jamestown, Ind. ;

at

at

vSwcden,

CHILDKEN. born

CoKA,

at

Sweden, N. Y., Apr.

CORA MARKHx\M,

born Apr. 11, daughter of William Markham and

11, 1864.

1S64,

(Hendermarried Gerard education, common school shot) Markham Granger husband's Taylor of Jamestown, Ind., Apr. 21, 1SS4

N. Y.

;

;

;

;

business, farmer

;

I\Largaret

address, Fremont, Ind.

;

Her people moved

to

l^v

'

,U

-1.;/.

THE Branson,

moved

to

WIDENERvS.

where they remained Jamestown, Ind.

I\Iich.,

until

1S72,

when they

i.-O'li: "-m'j

A.

,.•:

/

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4

^

/

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nil A

y

y

THE Carey farmer

;

;

WIDENERvS.

153

married Manley Bentley of Sweden, N. Y., Aug. 1S68 Methodist. Died at Brockport, N. Y., Dec. 11, 1S75

;

;

buried at Brockport, N. Y.

BERKLEY N. Y.

;

CAR]iY,

C.

son of Jacob

education, connnon school en,

N. Y., Dec. buried at

;

;

;

fraBaptist farmer and carpenter Dec. 26, died at Hamlin, N. Y. A. M. Hamlin, X. Y.

iSSo

22,

ternal societies, E.

iSSS

born Sept. 23, 1S46, at Hamlin, and Louisa (Needum) Carey married Eleanor Robinson of Swed-

W. Carey

;

;

&

;

;

;

CIITLDHEX. born at Hamlin, X. Y., Dec.

Alice,

20,

1881.

DANIEL CAREY, born 1S06, in New Jersey son of education, comJoseph Carey and Elizabeth (Widener) Carey mon school married Jane vSheldon of Chili, N. Y., INIay 21, Whig. The Carey homestead was Methodi.st farmer 1 83 1 near what is known as No. i school hou.se, Chili, N. Y. Died at ;

;

;

;

;

;

Clarkson, N. Y., Dec. tery, Chih,

1846

10,

Presbyterian

buried at

;

Ceme-

N. Y. CniLDPvKX.

*MvKox,

born

Sak.\ii a.,

*Almv

.S.,

IIi:len

,"\I.,

"

"

"

Bergen, " Alabama, " Chili, " "

at

^\ar. ?A, 1834.

X. Y.,

" " "

Xov. Nov. July

21, 1837. 11, 1842.

24, 1844.

*Died.

SARAH A. CAREY, born Nov. 21, 1837, at Alabama, N. Y.; daughter of Daniel Carey and Jane (Sheldon) Carey education, married Thomas Beahan of Chili, N. Y., Mar. 27, high school he commercial traveler and Presbyterian teacher 1865 farmer; address, 343 West Ave., Rochester, N. Y. Thomas ;

;

;

;

;

Beahan died

at Chili,

N. Y., Jan.

9,

1S92.

CIIILDin:X.

Edwaud,

born at Chili, X. Y.,

EDWARD BEAHAN,

Aug.

21,

born Aug. 21, 1866,

1S6G.

at Chili,

N. Y.;

':.".j 1

f

.;i^

/•"[.

• 1

1

.'i.-t

WIDENERS.

'I'HE

154

son of Sarah A. (Carey) Beahan and Thomas Beahan address, Gates, N. Y. fanner high school

;

education,

;

;

I-IELEN M. CAREY, born July 24, 1S44, at ChiH, N. Y. daughter of Daniel Carey and Jane (vSheldon) Carey education, married Eugene h. Carey of Johnstown, Wis., high school address, Whitehe farmer Baptist teacher Feb, 22, i8So ;

;

;

;

;

;

;

water, Wis.

SARAH

A. CAREY, daughter of Joseph Carey and Elizamarried education, conmion school [Widener] Carey he held town Methodist Norman Sheldon of Chili, N. Y. buried at Chili, N. Y. died at Chili, N. Y. office he farmer

beth

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

CHILDREN. born at " " " " " "

Ralph, Edv.-ix,

08CAK,

Byron,

Note.

Chili, X. Y.,

"

"

June

2,

"

"

Apr.

21,

1827.

1832.

"

— Norman Sheldon

Sarah

after the death of his wife,

A., married again and had several children.

RAEPH SHELDON,

son of Norborn at Chili, N. Y. in Kenmarried man Sheldon and Sarah A. (Carey) Sheldon. and Died Morgan. tucky served in the Confederate army under ;

;

;

left

no descendants.

EDWIN SHELDON,

born June 2, 1827, at Chili, N. Y. son of Norman Sheldon and Sarah A. (Carey) Sheldon married farmer MilitElizabeth Brown of Chili, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1849 died at Highland, Republican ary Record, War of Rebellion buried at White Lake Cemetery, Mich. Mich., Feb. 27, 1868 ;

;

;

;

;

;

;

childri:n. EiAORA

G.,

^Nk'itik,

FrankG., OscakA.,

"

"

Eva

" "

" IJighland, Mich., " " "

v.,

Grant, *Died.

born at Cliili, N. Y., " " IMootutieki, Mich., " " " " "

"

Mar., 1851. July 22, 1853.

June June

9, 1856.

22,

1858.

Mar. 24, 1861. Aug. 13, 1866.

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THE WIDENHRS.

155

G. vSHELDON, born Mar., 1851, at Cliili, of Edwin Sheldon and Elizabeth (Brownj daughter N. Y. married \V. R. Rinnear of White Lake, ^lich., Mar., Sheldon address, Newtonia, Newton Co., iSIo. Republican 1871

ELNORx\ ;

;

;

;

CUILDKEN. Jexxu:

L.,

Fraxk Elmer

G., F.,

Ikex.^S.,

BctseyV., Ida M.,

Highland, ^lioh.,

1871'.

1874.

"

" Dickson Co., Kan.s., " " " "

" " "

" •' " " " " " " " Newtonia, Mo.,

18'i^-

born "

at

1B77.

1882. 1SS9.

KINNEAR,

born 1S72, at Highland, Mich. daughter of W. R. Kinnear and Elnora G. (Sheldon) Kinnear.; address, Granby, married James Street of Granby, Mo., 1S97

JENNIE

L.

;

;

Mo.

FRANK

G.

KINNEAR,

born 1874,

at

Dickson Co.. Kans.;

marson of W. R. Kinnear and Elnora G. (Sheldon) Kinnear Newtonia, address, Mo., 1900 Newtonia, of :\Iajor ried Mattie ;

;

Mo.

IRENA

KINNEAR,

born 1S79, at Dick.son Co., Kans.; Elnora G. (Sheldon) Kinnear and Kinnear daughter of W. R. address, Mo., 189S Newtonia, of Alexander married John S.

;

;

Newtonia, ^lo.

FRANK ]\Iich.

;

G.

son of

SHELDON,

born June

9,

married Lottie Johnson of Rose, Oakland address. Rose, Mich. Republican ;

1S56, at Bloomfield,

Edwin Sheldon and Elizabeth (Brown) Sheldon Co.,

INIich.,

1878

;

;

,•;".

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THE WXDHNERS.

156

OSCAR Mich.

;

SHEI^DON, born June

A.

sou of

married Eizzic Bush of Highland, Rose,

22, 1S5S, at Bloonifleld,

Edwin Sheldon and Elizabeth

[Biowii] vSlieldon

1S80

Mar.,

jNlich.,

;

;

address.

]\Iich.

CIIILDKEX. born

Carl, Lloyd,

Mich., "

at l\ose,

"

"

"

1882.

1888.

EVA V. SHEEDON. born Mar. 24, 1S61, at Highland, Mich. daughter of Edwin vSheldon and Elizabeth (Brown) Sheldon married W. D. Rosell of Highland, INlich., 18S0 ;

;

address,

;

Ne\\tonia,

i\Io.

CHILDREN. Floyd

born

E.,

GRANT SHEEDON, Mich.

;

al iJighlaiKl,

born Aug.

Mich.,

13,

1881.

1866,

at

Highland,

son of Edv,-in Sheldon and Elizabeth (Brown) Sheldon

married Annie S. Buxton of Newtonia, Mo., Nov. Republican address, Monett, Eawrcnce Co., Mo.

11,

;

iSSg

;

N. Y.

;

;

CHILDREN. YniGiLC, loxA C,

born "

OSCAR SHELDON,

at

"

Monett, "

born Apr.

Mo., "

1894. 1897.

21, 1832,

at Chili,

Norman Sheldon and Sarah A. (Carey) Sheldon educacommon .school married Jennie Palmer of Riga, N. Y..

son of tion,

May War

;

;

farmer and locomotive engineer served during of Rebellion, 3rd N. Y. Cav., Co. "C", was promoted to Captain for valiant service. Killed in a railroad accident at Bloomington, 111., Mar. 27, 1S73 buried at Bloomington, 111. 20, 1S63

;

;

;

CHILDllEN. Ln.LiAX,

born at Bloomington,

II!.,

Sept. G, 1866.



of

Note. Mrs. Jennie (Palmer) Sheldon married John Haight North Chih, N. Y., Mar. 14, 18S3.

EHJJAN SHELDON,

born Sept.

6,

1866, at Bloomington.

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THE WIDHXKRS.

157

daughter of Oscar vSheklon and Jennie (Palmer) vSheldon 111. married Frederick Root, Jr., of vSweden, N. Y., vSept. 15, 1SS7 address, Brockport, N. Y. he farmer Presbyterian ;

;

;

;

;

CHILDREN. Mabkl a., Eva E.,

horn

Fhkihckick A.,

EsTKLLA

"

"

"

"

" "

"

Clayton- H., J.,

Vki.ma,

"

"

"

"

"

Apr.

at Sweclen, X. Y.,

"

.

June

12,

"

Mar.

25, 1892.

"

Dec.

1890.

14, 1893.

1890.

]S;e\vtoiiia, ^lo.,

"

22, 1889.

"

1896-

'•

BYRON SHELDON, born at Chili, K. Y. son of Norman Military Record, War of Sheldon and Sarah (Carey) Sheldon Rebellion \vas wounded and died in hospital. ;

;

;

ANNA WIDENER,

daughter of Jacob \Videner and Mary Henry Parkmarried Henry Parkhurst. hurst emigrated froni N. J., and probably came about the same time his wife's people came. The sons Jolui and Henry removed (Clackner) Widener

to Mich.,

many

;

years ago, arid

it is

quite certain that

the father

and mother also went, as would appear from the following deeds: John Parkhurst and Anna, his wife, of C)aklaud Co., Mich., to Kinsey Stottle of Cliili, N. Y., dated Jane 4, 1S40. Recorded in Eiber 75 of Deeds at page 454, conveys 117 acres in Chili. Henry Parkhurst and Margaret, his wife, and John Parkhurst and Anna, his wife, of Oakland Co., Mich., to Daniel Carey of Chih, dated May 7, 1834, and recorded in Eiber 64 at page 36. (Monroe Co., N. Y.)

CniLDKEX. j)rol>ably all tlie children

IIkxky,

were born at

Chili,

N. Y.

Jo}i.\',

*f^Ai!Ai[ (Sai.ly)

En/.

\b!;tii

*Sarali married

,

(ISirrsi-.v)

and moved

io Micliigan.

HENRY PARKPUIRST Caledonia, N. Y.

married Margaret Welding of to Mich., and located in Died at 1836, Pontiac 183S, Flint 1S54. ;

Removed from N. Y.

the town of Brandon in

'J i-i-"

]:>

V

-^If!'.;^

!

!li

I

.yiiivl':

!>.

l..ri

THE

I5S

WIDENERvS.

Flint, Mich, about 1872.

CHILDREN. Jonx,

Hexky, J.AMLvS,

Note.

—Descendants Jive in Flint,

JOHN PARKHURST (Wideuer) Parkhurst

^lich.

son of Henry Parklinrst and Anna married Anna Tyler of Chili, N. Y.

;

;

CHILDEEN. Celin'da, T^-LER,

Note.



TOXMAX, The descendants

live in Pontiac, jMicli.

ELIZABETH PARKHURvST He was

;

Anna (Widener) Parkhurst

hurst and

daughter of Henry Parkmarried William Giles. ;

one of the pioneers of vSteuben Co.,

removing there

now

vSchuyler Co.,

in 1822.



Note. This branch -was collected and arranged by Amelia C. (Sheffer) page IGO.

Giles,

CHILDREN. CvxTni.\,

born

AXXA, WiLEiAM, Margaket,

born in Scbnyler Co.,

at Chili, N. Y., Oct.

3

3

^lar.

182L 1,

1828.

Levi,

Hexky, Phoebe, Sarah,

CYNTHIA

born Mar.

GIEEvS, born Oct.

daughter. of William Giles and education, comtnon school rone, rone,

N. Y., Nov. N. Y., IMar.

1824,

6,

25,

;

1S53

24, 1S85

;

;

1S21, at Chili, N. Y.

13,

Pvlizabeth

[Parkhurst]

;

;

married Randall S. Mixon of TyIMethodist farmer died at Tyburied at Tyrone, N. Y. ;

;

ClIILDIiEN. *Cai:o[.ixe a.,

Giles

born

at

Tyrone N. Y.,

.Mar. 22, LS54.

Charles H.,

"

"

"

"

May

Fr.\xkE.,

".

"

"

"

June

15, iMoi). 1,

18G0.

fHAdll i>

.li\'J

MI<.

i

r\

rvy

'

1.1,-

r

'fr/-- "")

.iJ

TPIK WIDKNKRS. Levi

born

Gii.Jis,

*Sakaii

at

"

Ei.i.k.v,

"

159

Tyrone, N. Y., Oct. 3, 18G2. " " Jan. 1,_1860.

^"Died ]\Iay 5, 1S90, unmarried.

FRANK KRNKST MIXON, rone, N. Y.

Mixon

;

schools; 1S93

married Sara

editor

;

Democrat

born June

i,

iS6o,

Ty-

at

son of Randall S. Mixon, and Cynthia (Giles) education, conunon schools and Dundee Preparatory ;

;

Crowe

J.

Presbyterian

;

Villiagc Clerk

Tyrone,

of

N. Y.,

Dec. 27,

fraternal societies, K. O. T.

;

M.

;

address, Watkins, N. Y.

;

CHILDlfEX. Lois Ii;exe,

born at Canandaigua, N. Y., Dec.

LEVI GII.KS MIXON, N. Y.

son of Randall S. education, public school

born Oct.

1862,

3,

Mixon and Cynthia

;

;

married

vStella

J.

12, 1895.

Tyrone,

at

Mixon

(Giles)

of

vSheffer

N. Y., Dec. 30, iSgi contractor carpenter and builder ber and trustee of Methodist Church at Watkins, N. Y. ;

nal societies. \\^atkins,

Grand

Past

I.

O. O. P\

Republican

;

;

mem-

;

;

;

Chili,

frater-

address,

N. Y. CIIILDIJEX.

bom

Ci.ARicN-cE Sin-FFEK,

ANNA

GILES

;

Watkins, X. Y., Oct.

31, 1900.

daughter of \Vm. Giles and Eli/.abeth Robert Orr Methodi.st he, address, Tyrone, N. Y. Still living and very active for

(Parkhurst)

farmer

at

Giles

;

;

married

;

;

one of her years. CIIILl»FvEX. born at Tyrone, N. Y. " " " " " " " "

M.vryAxx, William, ?>rARTHA,

" ^' " " " "

John, I->OBEKT,

Ika,

MARY ANN ORR (Giles) Orr

;

" "

" "

Dead. l^ead.

"

"

<'

daughter of Robert Orr and Anna married John McMains address, Weston, N. Y. ;

;

"ij':r.

•/

7

f'jy

V

.-' .

M,

[•

'

THE WIDENERS.

i6o

MARTHA ORR (Giles) Orr

;

daughter of Robert Orr and married Bciihani of Tyrone, N. Y.

IRA ORR

son of Robert Orr and

;

AniVc

;

married Delia Perrj^ of Tyrone,

Anna

N. Y. farmer address, T}'rone, N. Y. Mrs. Orr died about 1902. ;

Orr

(Giles) ;

IMetbodist

CHILDREN. Fav, Leroy, Ethkl, Egbert.

\Vn_.EIAM GIEES, N. Y.

;

born Mar. i, 1S28, at Sugar Hill, son of William Giles and Elizabeth Parkhurst) Giles f

;

connnon school married i Margaret Horriing of Woodhull, N. Y., Jan. 8, 1S51, 2Emma Obert, Townsend, N. Y., Apr. 4, 1895 farmer and carpenter ISIethodist Democrat held town offices he was a man of great industry and energy, one of the pioneers of Steuben Co. Died at vSugar Hill, N. Y., July 21, 1902 buried at Tyrone, N. Y. Margaret (Horning) Giles died at Sugar Hill, N. Y., Nov. 25, 18S7, aged 57, buried at Tyrone, N. Y. CIIILDHEX.

education,

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

HOR.iTIO

born

11.,

at

Ursula,

Plummer

L.,

*"WlLLIAM HeXRY, CiTHERIA,

Sugar Hill, N. Y., IMay Aug. July Aug.

May

Ida INIay, *Died Apr. 2, 1872.

HORATIO N. Y.

;

R.

15, 1852.

18, 1856.

23, 1859. 3,

INIar. 8,

GIUvS,

born

May

15, 1852, at

1869.

Sugar

son of William Giles and Margaret (Horning)

common

1862.

15, 1865.

Hill,

Giles

;

married Amelia C. Sheffer of Chili, N. Y., Dec. 30, 1S84 farmer Methodist Democrat address, 97 Bartlett St., Rochester, N. Y.

education,

school ;

;

;

;

;

CHILDHEX. Alju;i:t ^V^,I,[A.M,

George Leroy,

horu at Tyrone, N. Y., Nov. 23, 1885. " " " " Oct. 19, 1887.

.

,-

.

;

I

THE

WlDENERvS.

i6i

URSULA GILES,

born Aug. i8, 1856, at Sugar Hill, dauhler of Win. Giles and Margaret (Horning) Giles married vSmitli llalliday of W'atkins, education, common school husband's business, LocoMethodi.st 1S83 Feb. Y., N. 13, address, Watkins, motive Enginer on Pennsylvania R. R.. X. Y.

;

;

;

;

;

;

vSchuyler Co., N. Y.

PLUMMER

L. GILES, born July 23, 1859. at Sugar Hill, son of William Giles and iMargaret (Horning) Giles married Jane Hewitt of Monterey, education, connnon school

X. Y.

;

;

;

July

18S8

4,

He

1901.

vSept.,

;

farmer

Presbyterian

;

l^emocrat

;

address,

;

Xo. 2, XL Y. Jane (Dewitt) Giles died married Mrs. Dora Mead, Jan. 21, 1903.

R. F. D.

\Vatkius,

CHILDP.EX. Ethel

born at Tyrone, X. Y., Dec.

T.,

3,

1892.

born May 15, 1865, at Sugar Hill, Giles and Margaret (Horning) William of common .school married James Love of Tyfarmer; died at TyMethodist 21, 1888 buried at Tyrone, X. Y. ro, 1S96

CITHERIA GILES, X. Y. Giles

;

daughter education,

;

rone, X. Y.,

Jan.

rone, X. Y., Dec.

;

;

;

;

CllILPIlEN. born at Tyrone, X. Y., Apr.

MiN-xiE L.,

IDA

1891.

20,

MAY

GILES, born Mar. 8, 1869, at Sugar Hill, daughter of William Giles and Margaret (Horning) married Sardus Rappeleye of T}-education, academic Giles address, he farmer Methodist rone, X. Y., Feb. 13, 1889 X. Y.

;

;

;

;

;

Sugar

Hill,

;

X. Y. CIIILDREX.

AVn>Lr\M

born at Orange, X. Y. " " Tyrone, " " " Orange, "

J.,

JonxAV., Homer,

MARGARET GILES beth (Parkhurst) Giles X".

Y.

;

Methodist

;

;

;

daughter of

married

Wm.

Abraham

Giles and Eliza-

Cratsley of Orange,

hu.sband's business, farmer

;

lived

all

her

life

'

f,

THE WIDENERS.

i62

in

the town of Orange, N. Y.

;

died at Orange, N. Y., iS88.

CHILDREN. bom

]\rAKY Eltzaketh,

"William IIknhv,

at

Tyrone, X. Y.

Dead.

Namcy, Fkaxk, Levi Giles, Petek, Jerome, AxoREn",

MARY ELIZABETH CRATSEEY,

born June ii, 1850, daughter of Abraham Cratslev and Margaret (Giles) Cratsley education, common school married William Tichenor of Schuyler, Dec. 10, 1865 \vea\-er of carpets and rugs joined Methodist Church at 17 years of age he was a steward in the M. E. Church Prohibitionist farmer addre.ss, Savona, Steuben Co., N. Y. They lost all their children in 1876 and 1877 with diptheria. Sarah E. died Nov. 17, 1877, Arminda died Nov. 25, 1877, Don A. died Dec. i, Ella died Nov. 13, Died at Monterey buried at 1876, John A. died Dec. 1877. Sugar Hill. at T5-rone,

N. Y.

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

CHILDREN. Sarah

born at ^Monterey, N. Y., Sept. 2-1, 18G7. " " " " Oct. 10, 3869. " " " " IMar. 4, 1871. " " " " Nov. 10, 1876.

E.,

Armixda,

Don

A.,

P:lla,

John J., Margaref,

"

"

"

"

Myrtle,

"

"

" " "

"

Jan. 14, 1877.

"

Feb.

"

Oct.

1,

4,

1879. 1892.

NANCY CRATSLEY daugliter of Abraham Cratsley and Margaret (Giles) Cratsley married Benj. Westerfield of Orange, Methodist addre.ss, Monterey, N. Y. N. Y. he farmer ;

;

;

;

;

Benj. Westerfield died Mar., 1884.

CHILDREN. Peter,

George, Hattik.

boni at Orange, N. Y. w <. << " " '• "

:'

\".r.

!'

,.^

-

li

i<

I

THE WIDENERS.

163

FRANK CRATSEEY,

son of Abraham Cratsley and Marmarried Anna ]\rcClearey of sSugarHill, Methodist Democrat address, Monterey,

garet (Giles) Cratsle}^

X. Y. N. Y.

;

farmer

;

;

;

;

CHILD]? EX. One

cliild, ^Iaii),

born

at

Orange, X. Y., died at age of 6 years.

LEVI GILES CRATvSLEY,

born Sept. 21, 1S58 son of and Margaret (Giles) Crat.sley married address, Dundee, N. Y. Jane Abel, Dec. 12, 18S2

Abraliam

;

Cratslc}-

;

;

CITILDREX. MiNMK,

born June 9, LSS4. " July 22, 1893.

Ytulet,

PETER CRATSLEY, garet (Giles) Cratsle}-

N. Y.

;

Methodist

;

;

son of

Abraham Cratsley and MarYoung of Peach Orchard,

married Nettie

Deniocrat

address. Peach Orchard, N. Y.

;

CniLDREX. born

Gkorgp:,

at I'eacli Orcliard, X. Y.

Wn.Li.vM,

"

"

JLVZEL,

"

"

"

LEVI GILES,

son of William Giles and Ivlizabeth (Parkmarried iLetitia Sproul of Orange, N. Y., Feb., 2Matilda Carpenter of Tyrone, N. Y. farmer; Method-

hur.st) Giles

1SS4, i.st

;

;

;

address, R. F. D. No.

2,

Watkins, N. Y.

CIIILDREX. John, JeHOMK, Geokgk,

JOHN married

borji at Oiange, X. Y.

GILES, Mary Hury

Democrat

;

(<<<((

((

"

"

"

"

son of Levi Giles and Letitia (Sproul) Giles; of Orange,

N. Y.

;

fanr.er

;

Presbyterian

address, Watkins, N. Y.

CIIILDUEX. Willi

v.M

Levi,

JP:R0ME GILES,

born at Oiange, .son of

Levi

X".

Y., Oct. 19,

].'J84.

Giles and Letitia [Sproul]

;

.

M

' :

^

'

WIDHNERS.

Tin-:

164

Giles

Lucinda Little of Orange, N. Y. address, Watkins, N. Y. Democrat

married

;

Methodist

;

farmer

;

;

;

born Mar. 9, 1841, at Tyrone, N. Y. daughter of William Giles and Elizabeth [Parkhurst] Gile.^ edmarried David L. Yan Deusen of Mass., ucat^ion, public school husband's bu.siness, stone and brick Mcthodi.st July 4, 1S68 mason'; address, Watkins, Schuyler Co., X. Y. Mr. Yan Deusen Parkdied in 1S90, and Phcebe is married again to a Mr. George

PHQ^BE GILES,

;

;

;

;

;

er.

ClilLDKKX. KoukktO.,

Mary

Apr.

born at Tyrone, X. Y., " " " Pundce,

J.,

12, 1870.

Sept. 26, 1871.

Oka,

"

" "

11, 1873.

"

" Watkiiis, " "

Feb.

l^YS^

Jan.

15, 1875.

" "

" "

-

"

Dec. 10, 1876.

"

"

jo„x,' j^,,,^,_

"

Hf.xky,

ORA YAX DEUSEN,

"

Feb.

'•

"

born Feb.

11,

J'"^-

12, 1880. 2-1.

1S73,

'

l''^^'"'-

at

\Yatkins,

daughter of David L. Van Deusen and Phcebe [Giles] N. Y. husYan Deusen married V/illiam Green of W'atkins, X. Y. address, \Yatkins, X. Y. moulder band's business ;

;

;

;

;

VxVX DEUSEX, born Jan. ^5, 1S75, at \Vatkins, daughter of David L. Yan Deusen and Phcebe (Giles)

LEXA N. Y.

;

Yan Deusen

;

married

dress, Poughkeepsie,

of

^lenkill

Poughkeepsie,

X. Y.

;

ad-

X. Y.

GILES, born Mar. 6, 1S24, at Sugar Hill, X. Y. Giles and Elizabeth (Parkhurst) Giles William daughter husband's Republican Methodist Dickerson married John Los Rivera, address, maker wagon arid blacksmith business, iS, Feb. Y., X. 1873 Ik-llona, at died he Cal. Angeles Co.,

SARAH

;

of

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

buried at Bellona, X. Y. C111LT)KFX. Sar.ui JCi.i/.abkth

S.,

born

at Uellona,

ArKKKTlF,

"

"

Amci.ia A.,

"

'•

X.Y., "

June

18, 184<.

July 12, 1863. Hock Stream, X. Y., Aug. 3, 1852.

"

/.

'i-f IP'"

THE WIDENKRS.

165

SARAH ETJZABETH DICKERSON,

born June 18, 1847, N. Y. daughter of John Dickerson and Sarah (Giles) Dickerson education, connnon school married James A. Garrison of Bellona, N. Y., Dec. 29, 1863 Presbyterian at

J3ellona,

;

;

;

;

l'\

(S:

A.

]\I.

Democrat

;

;

he contractor and builder

;

;

address,

Rivera, Cal.

CHILDKEX. Fka.nk

J.,

burn

at Eellona, X. Y.,

" "

I'hkdihJ.,

"

'•

Sept., 2G, 18G4. Sept., 3, 18G8.

Died June

10, 18(W.

ALBERT

H. DICKERSON, born July 12, 1S63, at Bellona. son of John Dickenson and Sarah (Giles) Dickerson; education, connnon school mariied Kate Irabell of Whittier, X. Y.

;

;

Mar.

10,

lianger

;

Methodist 1897 address, Rivera, Cal. ;

;

Democrat

;

and paper

painter

AMELLV A. DICKERSON. born Aug. 3. 1S32. at Rock Stream, N. Y. daughter of John Dickerson and Sarah (Giles) Dickerson education, comiiion school married Cornelius E. Barnes of Bellona, N. Y., May 30, 1S71 Methodist Republican he farmer address, Fenton, Genesee Co., Mich. ;

;

;

;

;

;

;

CHILDKEX. John,

born

at

Bellona, X. Y., Crt. 10, 1872.

y.u'd.

1

THE

66

WIDENP:RS.

HENRY WIDENER/ HENRY r^Far}'

\\'IDENER,

edncalion,

common

Jacob, see pages 59, 61) farmer N. J. minute-man in Revolution.

school

widow

(probably Calckgleaser,

Clackiier

Wr:}J>'r^:}^x^iK'.f

Military Record,

;

Emigrated from

married

;

his brother

of

Sussex Co.,

New

Jersey

New York

about 1800, the story that he went to Canada is incorrect as he purchased a farm in Chili, N. Y., (see l)age 33,) and after his death the heirs conveyed the same to Parkhurst. His descenciants are eligible as Sons or Daughters of the Revolution. Tlie children were probabl}- all born in N. J. or Pa. No record has been found of their births. Certificates of his service may be obtained of the Adjutant General, Trenton, N. J. Brother of Jacob, page 134, probably also brother of John, page to the State of

See page 50, No. N. Y.

62.

also

i,

page ^

Died and buried

61.

at Cliili,

CIIILDPvEX. 'JOHX,

'

1

,

, I

D.VNJEL,

died at Chili, N. Y., buried at Lacy or Fellow'.^

Wn..i.r.\.M,

Cemetery. Susan,

Mary, Hk.nhy, Ju.,

'JOHN WIDENER,

"

(Clackner) Widenor

N.

J.

;

son of Henry Widener and Mary married Elizabeth Thomas of Roxbury,

Died June, 1S36.

CHILDREN. TIknrv,

born at Poxbuiy,

" Thomas, \Vri,i,iAM Thomas, " " John- Thomas, (h:oi:(iF.

NuTK.

S:)iii('

"

Ilclvedue,

"

Apr. 4, 1826. Oct. 27, 1827. --

"

Feb. 26, 1880.

"

Oct. 15, 1833.

Ts, J.,

"Oxford, -'

"Roxbury,

-^

•.

uE the desceud.ints si>cll tiie nuuie (AVidenor.

IHvNRV WIDENOR, born Apr. 4, 1826, at Roxbury. Warren Co., N. J.; son of John Widenor and P'lizabeth (Thomas) Widenor; education., common school married Mary Litteer of ;

S'a-,sex Co.,

N,

J.,

Jan. iS, 185;

;

farmer

:

Metliodist;

Democrat;

•'

J

.1

THE WIDKNERvS.

167

In the year 1 85 2 he moved to Prince WiHiams Co., Va., hvccl there during the Civil War, was a personal friend of General Kilpatrick. Moved to Bedford, Iowa, in 1S77. His wife was a Died at sister of Josiah and Jackson Litteer of Roxbnry, N. J.

Conway, Taylor

Co., Iowa, Jan. Cemetery, TaN'lor Co., Iowa.

1895

4,

buried at Eexington

;

ClIILDREX. boni at lioxbary, X.

*Rej;kcca E.,

IhknkAV.,

"

John- U.,

" "

Jan. 28,

"

"

"

Feb. 14, 1862.

"

"

Kathkhink

J'>.,

C,

LvTiJC

Ali,ex H.,

Dec. 12, 1S51.

J.,

" Frince Vvilliam, Va., " " " " " " " " •' " " " '•'

" "

July b5, 1.^53. Apr. 24, 1855. ^bar. 16, 1857.

RosKBKRvB.,

"

"

"

Mayll,

Eaxdou'h

"

" Fauquier Co.,

"

Feb.

"

"

"

"

"

" "

"

"

"

Eugenia

H.,

E.,

Li-laM.,

RithG.,

"

Bedford,

"

Iowa,

1,

ISfiO.

ISOo.

1868.

'-ept. 23, 1870.

July Aug.

12, 1S7;5.

18, 1877.

Died in infancy.

IRENE W. WIDENER,

born July 15, 1853, at Eauquier Co., daughter of Henry Widener and Mary (Litteer) Widener: married John Ulrich of Bedford, la., education, connno'i school address, Bedford. la. Republican Baptist Eeb., 1S7S Va.

;

;

;

;

;

CHILDREN. Majiy

born at Bedford,

J'^KAXCKS,

Elmeu Em.swoktii,

"

"

"

Rosa Lee,

"

"

"

"

"

IIi;n-kv,

JOHN HENRY UERICH, la.

;

Iinva,

" "

John-

"

"

born June

Jan. 22,

June

1S7V).

30, 1881:

Jan. 13, 1887.

Aug.

28, 1892.

30, iSSi, at Bedford,

son of John Ulrich and Irene (Widener) Ulrich

education,

;

common school married Eva Ashmore of Villisca, la., Nov. 16, Republican fraternal societies, Royal Court baker 1901 ;

;

;

;

address. Grant City,

JOHN Co., Va.

H. ;

WJDENER,

.'^on

of

;

Mo. born Apr. 24,1855,

Henry Widener and Mary

education, conunon scbool

;

married

1

at Prince

(Litteer)

Sarah Howard

William

Widener

;

of Bedford.

1

THE WIDKNERS.

68

Feb.

Dec. 25, 7, iSSo, 2Matlie Morris of Hastings, Neb., farmer T\Jethodist Republican address, Grant City, Mo. Born in \'a., he moved with his father's family to Iowa, after marriage removed to Nebraska, and thence to Mo. la.,

1890

;

;

;

;

CHILDREN. 1st AVife.

*Giace,

born

at

Conway,

la.,

born

at

Conway,

la.,

1S90.

"

"

"

1S
1882.

2ud Wife.

*MArD,

"

Gi-AOYs Fay, *DiL"d young.

KATHERINE Bri.stow, Prince

or and

Mary

married

WIDENOR,

B.

Williams Co., Va.

Widenor

(Litteer)

Charles

'M.

;

iMahler of

;

born Mar. 16, 1857, at daughter of Henry Widen-

common

education,

Bedford,

la.,

Oct;

school

;

1879

;

26,

he farmer address, Bedford, Taylor Co., la. Resided in Virginia until twenty years of age. Removed to Taylor Co., with her father's family. There ^^'as witnes.sed by her as Methodi.st

;

;

many incidents of the great Civil War, as her home was near Nvhere there was much activity on both

a child,

father's sides

of

the contest.

CIIILDREX. ;Mapjon L.,

C.Dale,. Grover C,

born at Bedford, " " " " " "

*Be]va D., *Elva, M. Enrrn,

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

" " " "

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

GoldaE.,

"

" " " " "

Bl-rxij:,

*Died

"

"

EknivST M., *Bi:rtie,

la.,

" " "

^Jar. 4, 1881..

Aug. Mar.

28, 1S83. 10, 1S85.

June

9,

1887.

.Inne

9,

1887.

Jan.

Aug. Nov. Aug. Aug.

6, 1891.

20, 1892. 8,

1894.

13, 1897. 13, 1897.

in infanr^y.

EYTTLE Co., Y-a.

;

education,

C. VvaDENOR, born Jan. 28, 1S60, at Fauquier son of Henry Widenor and Mar>- (l/itteer) Widenor:

common

.school

ford, la., vSept. 5, 1SS6

;

married Hettie V. Smally of Bedfarmer fraternal societies, M. W. A. ;

;

(((Ki

:ii

THE WIDKNERS. and R. N. A.

Democrat

;

169

address, Bedford, Ta>-]or Co., la.

;

CJIILDKEX. Gr.or.GE

born

11.,

"

*Alk'i;M.,

AxxA

"

L.,

AxTjfA,

*Died Jan.

AEEEX vSta.,

Ya.

H.

"

"

"

June

20, 1887.

Nov.

.%

1890.

Jan. 21, 1892.

"

" " "

" "

WIDENER, bom

June

o,

Aufr.

:>],

Oet.

;

Feb.

lS9o. 1897.

1900.

1-1,

;

Democrat

married Amelia

farnier

;

;

1S62,

14,

Henry Widener and Wary

ford, la., Feb. 14, 1S8S

O. O. F.

" " "

"

education, connnon school

L

"

"

10, 1891.

.son of

;

" "

"

S.

AxDRA G., MyhtleAmv,

at Bedford, la.,

Baptist

;

at Catlett's

(Eitteer) Widener;

Brow

E.

fraternal

Bed-

of

.societie;;.

address, Bedford, Taylor Co., la.

;

CHILD] {EX. born at Bedford, la., Apr. 20, 1890. Died at Bedford, Ja., Sej.t. 15, 1891. born at Bedford, la., I»er. 2o, 1892. Died at Bedford, la., Apr. 15, 189-1. born at B>edford, la., Feb. 15, 18ti!j.

Nei.i.ieB.,

MakoaketB., Bc'iii A.,

ROSENBERY (Eittecr)

Herron

WIDENER,

B.

Prince W'illiani Co.,

Va.

publican

May

1865,

11,

at

Mary

edncatiori, common school Widener married Viola Conway, la., Jan. 9, 18S9 bridge builder fiaternal F. & A. M. Brigdit Angle Lodge No. 34S, la. Re;

;

of

societies,

born

son of Henry ^^'idener and

;

;

;



;

;

address, Conwa}-, Ta.



CUILDBEX. born

Bi>;.'^ie,

"

"

IJazkl,

"

"

"

"

Markv, Wam-kk,

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

;

H.

"

WIDENOR,

son of

education,

July

5,

1892.

Oct. 28, 1894.

Sept. 14,

Apr.

born Feb.

189
13, 1899.

i,

1S6S, at Fau-

Henry W^idener and Mary

connnon school Odil I'ellows Lodge No. 553 at

;

Dee. 25, 1889.

la.,

'^

RANDOLPH .societies,

Conway,

"

quier Co., Ya.

Widener

at

Boy,

;

car})enter Con\va_\-,

(Litteer) frateriial

;

Li.

:

P.epul)-

I

'

THE WIDENERS.

I70

lican

;

address, Bedford, la.

EUGENIA q;ner Co., Va.

W'idener

WIDENER,

E.

daughter

;

education,

;

born Sept. 23,

1S70,

Henry Widener and Mary

of

common

of Bedford, la., Jan. 22, 1S96

school

;

;

Baptist

Fau-

at

[Eitteer]

married Eee Uaugherty he farmer; Democrat ;

;

address, Bedford, Taylor Co., la.

CHILDrvKX. TuEKox

born

G.,

Apr.

at Deafonl, la.,

4, 1R98.

Died Don- D.,

born

at

"

"

Dkl-nM.,

Bedford,

July

'•

"

-Alay 19, 1:^98.

Oct. 20, 18!)h.

la.,

22, 1901.

born July 12, 1S73, at Markham, daughter of Plenry \Videner and Mary married W. education, common school [Eitteer] W'idener address, he farmer D. Griffith of Conway la., Feb. 25, 1S91

LUEA

U. \Vn)]:NER,

Fauquier Co..

Va.

;

;

;

;

;

Conway, Ta>lor

Co., la.

CIIILDKEX. Em-i.n- IL,

Fekx

born

at

Conway,

"

'•

B.,

"

Sept. 10,

la.,

"

"

Feb.

],

1896.

1899.

RUTH

G. WIUENER, born Aug. 18, 1S77, at Bedford, daughter of Henry Widener and T\Iary [Eitteer] Widener married C. B. Frantz of Bedford, education, common school Bedford, Taylor Co., Baptist he farmer la., Feb. 2, 1900 la., R. F. D. Xo. I. la.

;

;

;

;

;

'

;

GEORGE THOMAS WIDENOR, near Roxbur}-. Warren Co., X.

[Thoma.s]

Fvlizabeth

married

1

Bethany

of Beh-idere, I'^piscopal

;

X.

J. ;

;

J.,

fraternal

1S69

;

sailor

societies,

in

1861,

I.

no

1827,

27,

connnou

education,

vSearles of Belvidtre,

conunissioucd captain

Town

Widenor

born Oct.

son of Henry AVidenor and

X"".

J.,

and shoemaker O. O. F. ser\-ice

Couricilmau and Justice of the dcre, X. J.

school

;

1S53, 2vSarali Ross ;

Methodist

Militar)-

;

Record,

Republican

;

buried

Peace, '

•(

.'

..^

at

;

was

Belvi-

.'--

.

i

i

.

,

.

'

;

':[

THE WIDHNHRS.

171

CIIILDEEX. born

John,

"

FKEDr.RR'K:,

"

..A))AM SiiARLKs, '

"

Gkokok/'"'

Win^'ikldS., A.Mr.KosK

n ;



Tii

")

-W]Li,iAM Shki;man,

li*i^""'~

r^ /'

'.

."

]).,

.,,BKTnANY,

at Belvidere, N. J., Feb. 2,

" " " "

"

"

"

" "

"

"

"

" "

"

"

"

"

Extract from Belvidi'^re Apoleo, 75,

1

"

" "

" "

"

June

1854.

27, 1855.

Jan. 19, 1857. Sept. 14, 185S. Oct. 21, 1861.

Oct. 20, 1SG3.

Sept. 20, 1865. Sept. 8, 1868.

Belvidere, N.

J.,

Nov.

90 1.

OBITUARY. Gf:OKGE THOMAS WIDENOR."

For more than declining health.

a year past

George T. Widenor has

Though he was

able

lieen

in

and was sickness, he has not

to get

abotit

till near the time of his been able to conduct business for a year or riiore. Hd died Monday night, having been in a very weak condition several days before the end came. George Thomas Widenor was born near Roxburg, this comity, October 27, 1827, and was dcsended from Henry Widenor, a sturdy German who came to this country in 1750 and fir.st

quite active on foot

county and soon after moved to Johnsonfather of our subject was John Widenor and his mother's maiden name was ]\Ii.ss Thomas, belonging to a Thomas family that was among the early and substantial settlers

settled in Middlesex,

burg, this count3\

The

of this vicinity.

When cjuite a small bo>' George WMdenor came to Belvidere and lived for many years with the late Lorenzo House\sorth, then a successful shoemaker in the town. From Belvidere he went to Easton where he learned th.c shoemaker's trade. In 1S4S, when he had reached his majority, the country was excited over the discovery of gold in California and young Anierica was stirred by a spirit of wild adventure. The young shoemaker did not fall into the eager rush for the gold fields, but went to New Bedford, Conn., and joined a whaler's crew and started on a three )'ear's voyage, on whicli' he rounded Cape Horn, touched llono-

THE WIDKXERS.

172

lulu,

worked

for a short time as a

shoemaker on the Ilawaiiau

Islands, landed at ^Manila and sailed to the

Beliring Sea.

They

captured several whales and at one time had three tied alongside of their vessel. He \vas a thoughtful observer, and this eventful

voyage, in which he saw

a great variety of life, civilized and ungave to his acti\e mind a broad horizon. His fund of information on general and local subjects \\-as remarkably large and accurate. In 1851 he returned to Belvidere and worked for Mr. Houseworth at shoemaking till 1856 when he formed a yjartnership with A. Ik vSearles, and the}-, as the firm of V/idenor and Searlcs, carried on the shoemaking business on the coriier of Water and Market .streets, in the place recently occupied by Fred Lowenstein. Jacob Trester bought out vSearle's interest and W'idenor & Trester conducted business till 1869, when Trester retired and Widenor carried on the business till 1891, when his .son, George Widenor, Jr.. entered into partn.ership with him, which continued until failing health compelled the father to retire. At the outbreak of the Rebellion in 1861, he was commissioned as Captain to raise a comp:iny, but for some reasoTi did not go into active service. He was elected a member of the Conunon Council of Belvidere in 1878 and in iSoS Avas elected Ju.stice of the Peace and filled the ofilce so well that he was re-elected for another term in 1893. He was an active n:ember of the M. H. Church for fifty years, was an earnest temperance worker dui'ing that time, and had been a member of Covenant I^odge, No. 13, I. O. O. F., for thirty-three years. Mr. Wider.or was a man of rare intelligence, sterling character, a good citi:'.en, and a con.sistent Christian, respected and honoitd by all who knew liim.

civilized,

Extract from the "W^VRUiiN Joirxai., Belvidere, N. 15,

1

J., Xo\-.

90 1.

GEORGI-: T.

AX OLD

AXIJ

WIDENOR PASSES AWAY.

l>KOMIX]':XT

CITIZJCX

DllvD

AT HIS

HOMI-:

OX MOXDAV.

many years a Monday evening at

George T. Widenor, passed quietly awa\' on street,

aged 74 years and

for

14 d;iys.

Ir.

his

resident of Belvidere,

his liome on Water demise the town has

//;// .:U\

•a

-

'i:-jl.

m:

;;J

.-/UV-

f

Ij-.-C

.1:ijti-

TliK W1DI<:nHRvS.

The Germany in

progenitors of his

bered.

of usefulness will long be remembranch of the family came from

whose long career

lost a citizen

the

year

1770,

landed in Philadelphia, settled in removed to Frelinghuysen

Middlesex count}', X. J., and vSeveral iiiembers of the early Widenor family fought township. in the Rexolutionary War. The subject of our sketch is the son later

and Mrs. John Widenor who resided in Oxford town.ship. and was born Oct. 27, 1S27. When twenty years of age he embarked on a whaling \-e.ssel, rounded Cape Horn, cro.s.sed the PaTheio cific Ocean and first touched Plonolulu, Sandwich Islands. period the was This his captain and crew remained a short time. of the gold strike in California, and to prevent deserting, only one man at a time was to go ashore. While there Mr. Widenor met a Mr. Rader, of Richmond, Pa., who wiih a companion had of

i\Ir.

deserted a whaler and were watching for a cliance to the California gold fields. The whaler also cruised

embaik

for

among

the

north to the Behring Mr. The crew harpooned many whales in that region. Sea. Widenor with great interest often related to his friends here the exciting incidents connected with the trip which covered o\ er two years. He remarked that at one ]>lace in Behring Sea he Philippine Islands, and from thence sailed

could look east and see America's snow-capped mountains in Alaska, and gazing to the westward could see the mountain peaks on the shores of Asia. Returning from the whaling cruise he settled in Belvidere in S50 and engaged in shoemaking, being I

associated at different times in the retail shoe business with A. B. Searles, Jacob Trester, and in recent years with his son

George.

years ago he was incapacitated for business through

Two

and sickness, but up to this time he had been a and great activity and was well ver.sed on seeking to advance the best interests ot always topics, current was long a prominent and very useful memHe community. the Chinch of this place was Justice Ivpiscopal Methodist the ber of failing health

man

of robust healLh

;

of the Peace

Common

for ten years

Conncil.

and also

.served

as

a

member

of

the

>

'J-

-!l, r

.

THE WIDENKRS.

174

ADAM SEAREES WIDENOR, Belvidere, X. >;

,

son of George ;

crat

;

dere,

born Jan.

is'57,

19,

at

Thomas Wulenor and Bethany common school; married H.

Widenor education, Hughes of Omaha, Neb., Oct.

1S94

10,

Omaha

clerk of

;

Co.; fraternal societies, Royal Arcanum Demoaddress, 25S0 Mandenson St., Omaha, Neb. Left BelviN. J., 1879. Went to Lcadville, Colo. Lived there until

75- ''^^^*^^^ ...

;

[vSearles]

^^.-Stella -CV..

J.

\^{"

'^\

^-

^^-

;

1887., sjx'ut winter of 1SS7-S in Belvidere.

where he has since

then caiue to

Omaha

resided.

CniLDKEX. Davji> Kknxeth,

l)on) at

/t^-t.>-^.*.r«rr

WILLL\M

7/l<^Tiy^

TIIO.^L-VS

"

'•



K

.^

Nov.

Oiiiaha, Xeli.,

""

Gkorgk HowAKi.,

WIDEXER,

-

]S;>5. -•

'J,

Julv

{

1], ]S97.

At,:',.

born Feb.

3, 'fey.

2r.,

i8:,o,

ai

Warren Co., X. J. son of John AVidener and Elizabeth [Th',;m as] Widener education, common .school married Catharine M. Price, June 6, 1S50 farmer and stock rai.ser Methodi.^i ;

;

;

;

Episcopal

;

Democrat

;

;

address, Liland, Neb.

Moved

Lu-

to

zerne Co., Pa., about 1854, thence to Monroe Co Pa., engaged in farming and stock raising. :Moved to Sauk Co. Wis., thence to Xeb., where he has been engaged in exten.sive farming. ,

,

CHILDIJKX. S.\KAH Elizaishtii,

boHi at AVarrou Co., X.

<-'^''''^'=''i^.

"

EmmaJaxk,

"

" Lu/.cTiie Co., " " "

AVii.MAM ^tAGf-K,

"

" Moiiroe Co., Pa.,

•'^^">-'.

"

Alma Dkckkr,

" "

" " "

^''-'T"'

"

"Sauk

Si^.w

I'liiCE,

"

'•

" "

" " Co.,

J., ,Sopt. 4, 18-31.

.I'a.,

-

" " '

AVis.,

Mar. Aug.

[2,

1855.

25,

1858.

^~e]n. 10,

]8(50.

Apr.

J7, 1803.

Ju]y4, :\[.,j. 2;;,

]8C(). iStiQ.

IMay 27, 1872.

SARAH ELIZABETPI WIDEXER,

born Sept. 4, 1S51. daughter of William Thomas Widener J. and Catherine M. [Price] Widener education, liberal married William True of V\*nuneta, Xeb., J.uly 15, 1887 Methodist E]nscopal he blacksmith husband's address, Bladen, Xeb. died at Wntmeta, Xeb July 2, 1S96 buried at Palisade, Xeb. at

Warren

Co., X.

;

;

;

;

;

:

;

,

;

I

;

(I!'.*

V"l

ii^

THE

WJDENHRvS.

175

CHIJ.DREX. ZoRA,

born at " "

ZlLPJIA,

"

E.^RL,

Neb., Jan. L'9, 1892. " " " " Sept. 10, J 893.

V.'auiieta,

" "

"

EMMA JAXE WIDENER,

boru Aug. 25, 1S5S, at Ludaughter of William Thonaa.s Wideiicr and [Price] W'idener education, coinnion .'^chool mar-

zerne Co.,

Pa.

Catharine

;

John

ried

;

Wise

;

Neb.,

MethDegree of Honor he farmer address, Hudson, Hayes Co., Neb. After marriage they removed toHaj^esCc, where Mr. Wise engaged in farming and stoclc odist

;

S.

fraternal

of Hasting.s,

1S78

vSept. 24,

.societies,

;

;

;

raising.

CHTLDKEX. born

Moij.ik]].,

John- Erxis,

L1.0YD W.,

"

" "

"

IUkI-oh, "

"

"

" "

" "

"

*Floyd, Gkcta,

at IJastiny-^, Neb.,

"

Blaxchk,

~'~Lei,a

"

"

Feb.

1880.

S,

Nov. 2o, J88;i July 27, 1887.

" " " "

I\Iar. 18,

1890.

JNIay 6, 1893. Ja}i. 4,

1901.

*I)ied Jan. 21, 1891.

SUSAN PRICE WIDENER,

born July 4, 1866, at Mondaughter of William Thomas Widener and Catherine M. [Price] Widener education, liberal married Joseph H. Hartley of Inland, Neb., Mar. 15, 18SS fraternal .societies, A. O. U. W. husband's business, retired address. Inland, Neb. Mr. Plartley is the owner of a farm of 400 acres. He spends his time overseeing this and at his parent's la6me. Died at Inland, Neb., Eeb. 15, 1893 buried at Inland Cemetery. roe Co., Pa.

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

CIIILDliEX. AoxEs,

ALMA ScrantoTi,

born at

Inlan.l, Neb.,

leb. 28,

1,892.

DECIv}<:R WIDENOR, born May daughter of William Thomas

Pa.

;

23.

1869, near

Widener and

Catharine M. [Price] Widener education, English course married Aslib\- Morrison of Calvert, Neb., Jan. 17. i88g Metliodist fraternal societies, Nebraf;ka Mutual Life Insurance Co, ;

;

;

;

;

,!;;,ii.'

!

I

ii:;;;]!!''

ji,Ji,.l/

Ju

>;.:I-,*;;j Lj-/"

thp: wideneRvS.

176

he fanner and broom manufacturer Co., Neb.

address,

Dnndv

Calvert,

CHILDKEN. EKNK.ST Lke,

bori;i

Grace LiLA, Della Pkakl, Flora Alice,

at

Calvert, Neb.,

Oct. 28, 1889.

"

"

"

^ug.

"

" "

"

Oct.

"

"

"

"

Sept. 5, 1901.

"

29, 1892. 4,

1894.

RUTH WIDIJNER, born May 27, 1S72, at vSauk Co., Wis daughter of William Tliom as Widener and Catherine M. (Price) Widener education, lil^eral married Jesse F. Harter of Inland, Neb., Feb. 21, 1894 he farmer and stock raiser address, Inland, Neb. ;

;

;

;

;

CHILDREX. ViviAX Cauwalladkr, born at Clay Co., Neb., Jan. 29, " " " Hazel LrciNDA, " " Oct. Iti,

1895.

1S96.

JOHN THOMAvS WIDENOR,

born Oct. 15, 1833. at Rox(now YouJigsville) son of John WidJ. enor and Elizabeth Widenor education, common school mar-

Warren

burj',

Co., N.

;

;

ried Elizabeth

builder

Cjrey

I\Iethodist

;

G. A. R.

of ;

;

Belvidere, fraternal

Military Record, nine

;

Republican

;

address, 3

Howard

N.

Nov.

J.,

societies,

months

O.

13,

1S56

A.

U.

ISI.

;

car

and

as a private in 1862-3

;

Place, Scrar.ion, Pa.

CHILDREN. Sarah

born

I'].,

Mary

A.,

Ellex

J.,

Abraham

at Jielvidere, N. J.,

"

"

L.,

J a MRS H. G.,

Margaret Kebecca

G.,

Apr.

E.,

AViLLLAM,

Nov. 29, 1857. Aug. 15, 1850. Aug. 9, ISCO. Apr. 30, 1864. Aug. n, 180(3. Mar. :U, LSijS.

" Scranton, Pa.,

Arabella,

May

],

1870.

10, 1S72.

Oct. 15, 1875.

WIDENOR, born Nov. 29, 1857, at Belvidere, daughter of John Thomas Widenor and Elizal)eth (Ore)-) J. Widenor education, connnon school married Ira R. Eee of vSARAPI E.

N.

;

;

;

;:vi

-I'rV

THE

WIDENERvS.

Scranton, Pa., Dec. 30, 1874

;

177

Presbyterian

Pocahontas and Companions of P'oresters dress, 528 N. Lincohi Ave., Scranton, Pa.

;

fraternal societies,

;

he carpenter

;

ad-

CHILDREN. boni at Scranton, Pa., Dec.

*LiLLii:L.,

Akthuk IJ., Jonx ^y., SakahE., Clara Mav,

Ausox

I.,

Alice!.,

RouektE., Etiiei. G.,

*Froi:EXCE M.,

*Died

26, 1875.

"

"

"

"

June

"

Feb.

5,

"

Apr.

18,

"

"

" " "

"

"

" "

Mar.

9.

'•'

'<


<<

<<

" " " "

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

20, 1877.

1879.

1880. 1888.

^^,^.^

2s, 18S9.

Oct.

28,1889.

Dec. 24, 1890.

Aug. Aug.

4, 1893.

27, 1898.

in infancy.

MARY

A. WIDENOR, born Aug. 15, 1859, at Belvidere, X. J. daughter of Jolm Tlionias \Videuor and Ehzabeth (Grey) education, common scliool married Chas. D. MotzW'idenor Bapti.-,t enbocker of Scranton, Pa., Mar. 2.5, 1S79 he Laborer; address, Montdale, Pa. ;

;

;

;

;

CIIILDREX. Elmek

EIXEN N.

J.

;

J.

II.

born at Scranton,

,

WIUENOR,

cLaughter of John

Widenor

;

education,

born Aug. school

July 16, 18S0 Parker Scranton, Pa. St., 241

of Scranton, Pa.,

9,

2.S,

1879.

i860, at Belvidere,

Widencr and Elizabeth

T.

common

3Iay

Pa.,

;

;

Baptist

;

he miner

(Grc}')

Woosnam

married PVed ;

address,

CIIILDREX. born at Scranton, Pa., July 4, 1881. " " " " Dec. 14, 1883. *' " " " July 6, 1889.

Wii.iJAM,

IIakry, Eaki.,

ABRAHAM videre, N.

Widenor

;

E.

WIDENOR,

born Apr. 30, 1S64,

at Bel-

John T. Widenor and Elizabeth [Ore}-] J. married vSusan Skirrit of education, conunon .school ;

son

of

;

MO

'i;|.

:'^'t .:''''

r

.,-.11

I-;.',

rif..,!

,,; i

:

1^1

,r Vi!;f :,

,

;;

,'li

!<:

)::.; \1

'/

•' 1

!

AM'; A

.;.

:

\c>

WIDKNERS.

TI-IE

178

Scranton, Pa.,

can

vSept.

1891

14,

laborer

;

Episcopal

;

;

Republi-

address, 1704 Eafa}-ette St., Scranton, Pa.

;

CHILDKEX. Erin

born at Scranton, Ta.,

F.,

" "

*\Vn.LAKDC., .

J.

De Walt,

"

Sept. 17, 1892.

"

" Klnihurst,

Sept. 15, 1S94.

"

Pittt^lon,

Apr.

10, 1897.

*Pie(l in infancy.

JAMES N.

J.

WIDENOR,

H. G.

son of John

;

Wideuor

;

education,

born Ang.

11, 1S66, at Belvidere,

Thomas \"\^idenor and Elizabeth [Grey] common school married Alarj' Jones of ;

Spring Brook, Pa., Nov. 25, 1896 ternal societies, Jmiior O. U. A. 1616 Jackson vSt., Scranton, Pa.

butcher Methodist fraIM. Republican addre.ss, ;

;

;

;

;

CHILDEEN. born at Scranton, Pa., Nov.

*Mn.i)Kj:D,

*Died

WILLIAM WIDENOR, Pa.

enor

;

business college

education,

formed Episcopal

born

May

Thomas Widenor and

son of John

;

1897.

8,

in infancy.

;

fraternal

O. E., P. O. S. of A.

retail

;

shoe salesman

Wid-

sons of Veterans,

Re-

;

O. 409 Webster Ave., Scran-

societies,

Republican

;

;

at vScranton,

1872,

16,

Elizabeth [Grey]

I.

ton, Pa.

ARABELLA W. WIDENOR,

born Oct. 15, 1S75, at daughter of John T. Widenor and Elizabeth education, commorj school married E. M. [Grey] Widenor Peet of Scranton, Pa., Oct. 15, 1896 Episcopal he painter

Scranton, Pa.

;

;

;

;

address, 3

Howard

;

;

Place, Scranton, Pa.

ClilLDJJEN. llKKjrAN E.,

DANIEL

K.

born

at

Scranton, Pa.,

Got. 15,

1897.

WIDENER,

Mary [Clackner] Widener died.atid buried in ^lich.

;

son of Henry Widener and married Mar)- Ann [Polly] vStottle ;

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179

CHILDREN. Frkkmax Edsox, Wiu.iAM, Hak.mox, Laxey,

born at Chili, X. Y., 1816.

twins,

IIarkiet,

"

Harkv,

" "

Feb. 20, 181S.

"

"

Jhu.

"

"

1824.

" "

"

"'

"

"

"

"

" "

"

ly, ]S:^2.

"

FREEMAN EDSON WIDENER, born 181 6, at Chili, N. Y.; son of Daniel K. AVidener and Mary Ann (Stotlle) Widenmarried T,ncretia B. Griffin of Bergen, N. Y., INIar. i.j. er ;

1846

;

carpenter

icville, Sar.

Co.,

;

Presbyterian

N. Y.,

1892

;

;

Democrat buried

at

died

;

at

Bergen,

^fecaan-

Gen.

Co.,

N. Y. ciiildi;ex. born at Eeigon, N. Y., 3!ar. " " Sept. "llollev,

Chahlbs AuiEUT, CakkieAdkli.,

14, 18.^5.

11, 1800.

CHARLEvS ALBERT WIDENER, born Mar. ].;., 18.5, at son of Freeman Edson Widener :\r,d j^ncrctia Bergen, N. Y. married Eavinia education, academic B. (Griffin) W'idener locomoDec. Y., 1887 N. Mechanicville, Farlone of 25, E. Mc ;

;

;

:

Presbyterian tive engineer, Boston and ISIain R. R. address, Democrat Mason, B. of societies, L. E. ville, Saratoga Co., N. Y. ;

;

;

;

fraternal

Mechanic-

CHILDREN. AVai.teu Chakles, horn at Meohaiiicville, N. Y., June '28, 1S90. " " " " Feb. 22, 1802. CcEoiuiE Edward, " " " " Jan. 13, 1898. (iKACE Lavixia, " "' " July 11, 1900. '\ Ih-n. Edna,

CARRIB:

ADFXE widener, bom

vSept.

11,

i86o,

at

daughter of Freeman Edson Wideducation, academic ener and Lucretia B. Grifnn) Widener married William C. BMwards of BulTalo, N. Y., Feb. 11, 1S82 Presbyterian he Ju.stice of the l^eace. Insurance agent, Notary address, Sta. A. Niagara Falls, Niagara Co., N. Y. Public N. Y.

Holley, Orleans Co.,

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;

CITlhDUEX. Ai.i'-EK'iiNA C
bovu

at Xiflgara

Fall.>^,

N. Y.,

Sej.t. 8. 1888.

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i8o

WIELIAM WIDENER,

born Feb.

at

1818,

20,

Cliili,

•N. Y.; son of Daniel K. Widener and Mary Ann (Stottle) Wideneducation, cotnnion school married Eliza Solomon of Cbili, er lived mo.st of his life in the Democrat N. Y., Feb. 2, 1850 ;

;

;

;

N. Y., where he engaged as a mechanic and buried at ClifChfton, N. Y., July 24, 1SS8

village of Clifton,

Died N. Y.

farmer. ton,

at

;

CIIILPREX. bornat

IXsxielB.,

Jacob

" "

B.,

Wn.LiAM

J., Jr.,

"

"Clifton,

Died

WIDENER,

B.

June

1850.

18,

8ept. 4,

1854.

30, 1S6L'.

at Clifton, N. Y., Jan.

1805.

1:?,

._

J.,

DANIEI<

" "

Mar 30, 1865. born at Clifton, N. Y., Died at Cliftcn, N. Y.,' Feb. 8, 1881. Dec. 15, 1867. born at Clifton, N. Y.,

Cl.\i:a A.,

Ida

Xov.

Chiii, N. Y.,

"

born Nov.

1850,

18,

at Chili,

son of William Widener and Eliza (vSolomou) Widener; N. Y. follows occupation of a mechanic education, common school ;

;

and farmer, not married roe Co. N. Y.

;

Republican

;

address,

Clifton,

Mon-

at

Chili,

,

JACOB

B.

WJDh:NER,

born Sept.

185.],

4,

son of William Widener and Eli/.a (Solomon) Widener married Susan A. Minwell of Riga. education, .conunon .school

N. Y.

;

;

;

N. Y., Dec. 14, 1884 Oatka Eodge, 759, F. Po.stmaster

;

;

Baptist merchant Democrat A. M. ;

&

;

address, Clifton,

Monroe

fraternal .societies.

;

;

public office held,

Co., N. Y.

CHILDREN. GoKDON

born at " "

A.,

LK.sru^. E.,

Clifton, X. Y.,

"

"

July

11, 1890.

Jan. 25, 1897.

IDA J. WIDENER, born Dec. 15. 1S67, at Clifton, N. Y. daughter of William Widener and Eliza (vSolomon) Widener married Arthur W. Thompson of education, conunon school adBaptist he blacksmith Clifton, N. Y., Oct. 10, 1888 dress, Hudson Ave., Irondequoit, N. Y. ;

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iSi

CHILDREN. H. William, Hakry, Louie Lee,

horn " "

" "

HARMON WIDENKR, Ann

stage in the pioneer

da3-,s

"

"

"

"

Sept. 25, 1889. Sept. 23, 1890.

Jan.

4,

1896.

son of Daniel Widener and

Removed

Widener.

(vStottle)

at Clifton, N. Y.,

to

of that state.

Mary Iowa where he drove

On

one occasion the stage

was lield np, and upset, he was injured and never reco\-ercd, coming insane, and died at Dcs Moines, Iowa, as the result of

bein-

juries received.

LANEY WIDENER, born Jan. 19, 1822, at Chili, N. Y. daughter of Daniel Widener and Mary Ann (Stottle) Widener education, common school married William Brown, 1841 Baptist he farmer slie was afterwards married to Jonathan C. ]3aker of Goodison, }.Iich., in 1859. Died at Pontiac, Mich., 1S90 buried at Baldwin Cemetery, Goodison, Mich.

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

CHILDIJEX. Charles, Hariuet, H.\M>roxi),

born at Chili, X. Y., 1812. " " " " 181-1. " " " " June

19, 1846.

CHARLES BROWN,

born July, 1S42, at Chili, N. Y. (U'^'<^^tmer) Ih'own education. common school Military Record, Ci\il War. enlisted 1861 nothing is known in regard to him after he entered the armv, aside from his illness and death. Died at Murfreesboro, Tenn. son of William

;

Brown and Laney

;

;

;

HARRIET BROWN, born Augu.st, 1844, at Chili, N. Y. daughter of William Brown and j^aney (Widener) Brown education, common school married Martin C. vSmith of Gratton,

:

;

;

Mich., Oct., 1866

;

died at Rockford, Mich.. 1874.

CillLDKivN.

Fkeu W.,

born at (irattun,

Miili.,

Ort. 22, 1867.

Amy Gkannctte,

"

"

"

"

Ida L.,

"

"

"

June, 1871.

Alice,

"

" "

"

Mav,

Koel-.foiil,

July,

1870.

1873.

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i82

FRED W.

S^.riTH,

bom

Oct. 22,

1867, at Gratton, Mich.;

married (Brown) vSniith Repsocieties, K. O. T. M.

son of Martin C. Smith and Harriet Jan.

1890

I,

nbhcan

;

;

Baptist

;

fraternal

;

;

address, Belding, Mich.

CHILDKEN. Guy U., WiXNiFREi),

bora at Gratton, Mich., Got. "

"

"

"

July

12, 1890. 22, 1894.

AMY GEANNETTE

vSlNHTPE born July 1870, at Gratson of Martin C. Smith and Harriet (Brown) Mich. married J. F. Conlee of Ponliac, Mich., Mar. 12, 1890 Smith j\Iich. Rochester, address, ton,

;

;

;

CniLDIlEN. born at Sheridan, " " ]Manton,

Claude, Cass J.,

"

Rena May,

IDA

"

Mich., "

1S94.

"

1896.

"

1892.

SMITH,

daughter born 1S71, at Gratton, Mich. Fred married Smith (Brown) and Harriet of Martin C. Smith societies, fraternal 18S9 Stokes of Eureka, Mich., Apr. 3, he farmer he Republican K. O. T. M. and Court of Honor E.

;

;

;

;

;

address,

Greenville,

;

jSIich.

CHILDREN. born at Eureka, Mich., May " " " " June

LeoxakdB., Fkieda May,

29, 1891.

ALICE SMITH,

born 1S73, at Rockford, iMich. ter of Martin C. Snrlth and Harriet [Browri] vSmith

Edwin

Bigler of

Court of Honor

Gowen, Mich., ;

he farmer

;

Jan.

i,

1892

;

1894.

5,

;

;

daughmarried

fraternal societies,

address, Belding, Mich.

CHILDREN. born at Smyrna,

Ellis Ekan-cls,

IN'ich.,

Feb. 26, 1902.

HAMMOND BKOWN,

born June 19, 1S46. at Chili, .son of William Brown and I.,aney (Widener) Biown N. Y. education, common scliool married Louisa Hoover of Goodison. ;

;

;

If;

.M'i.rvia

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>(:Oj

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i,

.

;

11,

TIIJT,

Mich.,

Mar.

ig,

1872

WIDENERS. Military Record,

teamster;

;

1S3

War,

Civil

Democrat; 136 Pike vSt., K. Pontiac, enlisted 1S63 Third Mich. Volunteers InfanB, He was Corporal, Co. Mich. try, under Colonel lloughten. address,

;

CHILDREN. born at Goodison, Mich., " " " "

IIatiik Blanche,

Omkk David,

1873.

--\pr. 13,

May

18, 1875.

HARRIET WIDENER, born 1824, at Chili, N. Y. daughter of Daniel Widener and Mary Ann (Stottle) Widener married Edward Johnson of Mileducation, conunon school died at Milford, Baptist he mechanic ford, Mich., 1844 buried at Milford, Mich. Oakkmd Co., Mich. ;

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;

CHILDPvEX. born at

Emh-V,

Milfoil],

3^Ii(--li.,

184S.

E.MILY JOPINSON, born iS^S, at Milford, Mich. daughedof PMward C. John.son and Harriet [Widener] Johnson ;

ter

;

ucation,

public school

Mich., Mar. 25, 1864

married David Fletcher Nelson of Holly,

;

Universalist

;

and E. C. of Grand contractor and builder C.

Army

;

W.

fraternal .societies,

R.

he Republican address, 146 Carlton Ave., Pasadena,

;

of the Republic

;

;

Cal.

CJIILDiniX.

OxaC, C. E.,

Bi'RtE.,

ON A

C.

born at llollcy, Mich., " "Jasper Co., Mo., "

"Tliayer, Kans.,

NELvSON, born

Feb. 22,

1867,

Feb.

22,

June

16, 1859.

1867.

Sept. 29, 1878.

at Holly,

Mich.

;

daughter of David Fletcher Nelson and Emily (Johnson) Nelmarried Don F'ergu.son of education, conunon school son ;

;

schoolteacher; Presbyterian Thayer, Kans., June 21, 1SS7 hu.sband's business, real esfraternal societies. Eastern Star address. North Pasadena, Cal. tate ;

;

;

;

OIIILDKEN. Eknjamin IP, AKOun:Ai.D,

Nov. Meade, Kan.s., " Salt Lakt; City, rtah, Jan.

].orn at

"

6,

1888.

18, 1893.

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THE WIDKNERvS.

i84

HARRY WIDENER, and Mary

Aim

born 1824

sou of Daniel Widener

;

and served witli Mexican War, and \vas wounded in the battle of Buena Vista and died of his wounds. Eeft no knowji descend^\^idener

(Stottle)

enlisted

;

distinction in

ants.

SUSAN WIDENER, daughter of Henry W^idener and Mary (Clackner) Widener married Stephen Parish of Chili, N. Y. The family removed to Mich., and no trace of the de;

There

scendants have been found. Sperry,

is

Guardian of Mary

Special

deed on record in ^Mon1830, from !Moses 13, and Elizabeth Paiish to a

dated June

roe Count}- Clerk's oflice,

Daniel Carey, recorded in Eiber 64,

p. 237.

CHILDREX. -VIaky,

ElIZAKET)!.

'

MARY WIDlvNER, (Clackner) Widener

;

daughter of Henry Widener and Mary married Henry Franklin of Chili, N. Y. ;

both dead, no descendants.

HENRY WIDENER, Mary [Clackner] Widener ried

:

JR., son of Henry education, common

Prudence Kimball of Riga, N. Y., Mar.

probably Baptists

;

^lilitary Record,

28,

served in

Widener and marfarmer

school

1S09

War

;

;

;

of 1S12, on

Probably emigrated from N. J., with his fathN. Y., where he became an extensive farmer, at one time having about six hundred acres under cultivation. He died suddenly. His property seems to have been lost through business complications and indorsements. In the War of 18 12 while returning from the Niagara frontier through the woods he was pursued by Indians, he followed the trail on foot, coming to a solitary log house, he sought help, but found only a small child before the fire place, he fled through the back door and finally escaped from his pursuers in the woods. He never heard the fate of the child. Died at Chili, N. Y., jaw. 21, Pruderice, his 1837, buried at Eellow's Cemetery, Chili, N. Y.

Niagara

frontier.

er's family

and

settled in Chili,

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THE WIDENERS. wife died Jan.

7,

1S5

1845.

CHILDREN. born at

Bklinda, EuZAKK-ni,

Chili, X. Y.,

u

>:

Mar.

29, 1810.

^gjo.

<<

<<

"

"

" "

" "

"

:MAKy,

"

"

"

"

Jan. 25, 1818.

Jacob,

"

"

"

KinskyA.,

" "

" "

"

"

"

"

"

"

" "

Dec. Apr. Aug. Xov.

*Fii.\N-CKS,

Petkk

S.,

M.\KG.\KET,

Spenckr, TIkxky, ^^Died unmarried.

"

'•

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"

j^j|j. 9^

"

"

Aug.

9,

1814.

iNuv. 9, 1815.

22, 1819. 22, 1822. 22, 1824. 30, 1S2G.

.^pr. 4, 1829.

— Prudence

Kimball or Kimble, born iii Xew Jersey, Dec. 5, probably a daughter of John Kiuible and had a brother Caleb and who niatried Edward Collins. The following in a Idt-tory of the fam-

Note. 1792, wa.?

a sister

ily of Caleb.

CALEB Scott, (born

married Aztiba 17S5 Linden, Mich., Apr. 2, Baptist charcoal burner

Ki:\IRLE, born Apr.

17,

May

at

1791

17,

died

;

farnier anrl Mar. 8, iSoS Died moved to Mich, in an early day.

1870.)

;

;

:

;

at

Brandon, Mich., Dec.

30. 1S47.

CHILDREX. CrPTY,

])orn

"

Wn.i.iAM,

at (Midi, N. Y.,

Sept. 25, 1811.

"

Feb.

Died Lydia,

born at

Isaac,

born at

"

"

1813.

2,

at Blo'.mfield, Mich., Cliili,

^lay

N. Y.,

Died

Oct. 14,

at Chili, X. Y.,

Chili, X. Y.,

June

9,

"

"

"

"

Oct. 9,

1820.

Daniel, Geouuk,

"

" "

" "

" "

Xov.

1822.

"

Died Eri/AHETii, .^IaktinC., Joirx,

Oct. 13, 1824.

at

])orn at Chili, X. Y.,

" "

"

"

"

"

" "

Dec. 24, 1822.

1818.

SisAN.

(5,

18(35.

181(>.

9,

Linden, Mich., July 5, 1826.

Feb.

1,

1002.

Oct.' 17, 1829.

Oct. 16, 1832.

" " " " Sept. 16, 1834. yoi.o.NroN, (Caleb Kind)le served in war of 1812, was taken j^risoner arid confined at Halifax.)

BELINDA WIDENICR, X. Y.

;

daughter

born

of Ilenry \A'idener,

Mar. Jr.,

29,

1810,

at

Chih,

and Prudence (Kim-

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WIDEXHRvS.

married William education, common school he farmer. Mr.s. Eight N. Y., Mar. 19, 1839 was the first child born in the old log house in Chili, N. Y. buried at Fellow's CemDied at Chili, N. Y., Dec. 21, 1875 etery, Chili, N. Y.

ble)

Widener

Eight of

;

;

Chili,

;

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CHILDKEX. born at Chili, ^\ Y., 1840. Wni.rxM, Died in Kansas at the residence of his Grandmother, leaving no descendants.

EETZABETH WIDENER,

born July 9, 1812, at Chili, daughter of Henry Widener and Prudence (Kimble) married Peter Tjder Widener education, common school farmer moved to Mich., Chili, he of N. Y., Feb. 26, 1831 died at Gobinsfarming. Elizabeth Tyler where he engaged in

N. Y.

;

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Mich., 1899.

ville,

CHlLDPvEX. born at Midi.

*Pkudkxci;,

Jonx, *Died

"

'^

at Gobinsville,

Van Buren

PRUDENCE TYEER beth (Widener) T^der

;

Co., INlich.

daughter of Peter Tyler and Eliza-

married Charles Butler

;

;

died at

I\Iich.

CHILDrvEX. CnARiJis,

Spkxcek.

PETER

S.

WIDENER,

born Nov.

9,

1815, at Chili, N. Y.

;

eduHenry Widener and Prudence (Kimble) Widener Chili, Y., of N. Ihown married Molhcation, conunon school

.son of

;

;

Refarmer July 6, 1848 carried his father, farm of publican; held town offices born on the on an exten'^ive farming business in Chili, N. Y. Died at Chili,

sister of Al.Mgail,

wife of Jacob, ;

N.

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187

ALFRED WIDENER,

born vSept. 10, 1S49, at Chili, N. and Mollie (Brown) Widener married Elizabeth Freeman of Chili, education, common school farmer Republican held town offices. N. Y., Feb. 22, 1S71 Raised in Chili, moved to Minneapolis, Minn., where his wife address, j\Iinneapolis, Minn. died vSept 14, 1S97

Y.

son of Peter

;

S.

\^^idcner

;

;

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;

;

;

CHILDllEX. Mabel,

born at " " " "

Alice,

Nellie,

"

Pkarl,

July Aug. Aug. July

Chili, X. Y.,

"

"

"

" "

"

"

29,

1872.

12, 1876. 2,

1S78.

18, 1880.

MABEL WIDENER,

born July 29, 1872, at Chili, N. Y. daughter of Alfred Widener and Elizabeth [Freeman] Widener married L. J. Norris of Minneapolis, education, high school husband's bu,sine.ss, Congregational ;Minn., Oct. 23, 1SS9 address, Minneapolis, Miini. Mr. Norris conboarding stable ;

;

;

;

;

;

ducts the largest boarding stable in

tlie city

of Minneapolis.

CHILDKEX. born at Minneupolis, Minu., Dec.

Ei.izAisKTH,

1890.

S,

ALICE WIDENER, born Aug. 12, 1876, at Chih, N. Y. daughter of Alfred Widener and Elizabeth [Freeman] Widener .since graduating Baptist teacher high .school education, has been engaged in teaching. ;

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NELLIE WIDENER, born Aug. 2, 1S7S, at Chili, N. Y.: daughter of Alfred Widener and Fdizabeth [Freeman] Widener married William McDonald of Minneducation, high school before marriage a teacher Bapeapolis, Mimi., Oct. 30, 1900 ti.st he Journalist, St. Paul Globe.

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PEARL WIDENER, born July 18, 1880, at Chili, N. Y. daughter of Alfred Widener and hUizabeth (Freeman) Widener married Kri.stian Luren.son of Minneeducation, high school address, he merchant IJaptist 1891 apolis, Minn.. Sept. 4, ;

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88

Webster, South Dak.

ELLIS WIDENER, son of Peter S.

born Mar.

1855, at Chili, N. Y.

13,

Widener and Mollie (Brown) Widener

;

;

educa-

married Anna Rose, daughter of David N. Y., Mar. 16, 1881 farmer Republican address. North Chili, Monroe Co., N. Y. Raised in Chili, attended the public schools, and is now engaged in farming near North Chili, N. Y.

common

tion,

M. Rose,

school

;

of Chili,

;

;

;

CHILDREN. horn at

IMariox,

"

Elsie,

Chili, N. Y.,

"

"

CHARLES WIDENER,

"

June

8,

1883.

Oct. 19, 18S9.

born Dec.

25,

1857,

at

Chili,

Widener and Mollie (Brown) Widener education, common .school married Eunna Heffer of Clifton, N. Y. daughter of Charles Heffer farmer and nurserjman fraternal societies, K. O. T. M. Republican held town offices; N. Y.

;

.son

of Peter S.

;

;

,

;

;

;

;

address, Clifton, ISIonroe Co., N. Y.

CHILDREN. born at Chili, IS. Y., Apr. " " Ogden, " Feb.

Cjikstek a.,

*Gr.vceM., *Died Mar. 17, 1897.

7,

3,

1886. 18SS.

MARY

WIDENER, born Jan. 25, 1818, at Chih, N. Y. daughter of Henry Widener, Jr., and Prudence [Kimbale] Wideducation, common .school ener married Jacob Dingman of Chili, N. Y., May 22, 1834 he died at Chili, N. Y., July 9, farmer he Democrat address, 25 Heuion St., Roches1864 ter, N. Y. Resided with her husband until his death, when she moved to Rochester and now resides with her son Charles Dingman. Mrs. Dingman is now 87 years of age and has aided the writer with many iniportant facts. ;

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CHILDREN. Hexky,

born at

Chili, N. Y.,

Aug.

14, 1838.

Chakles,

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Sept. 20, 1810.

Abneic,

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Sept. 30, 18-12.

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THE WIDENERS.

HENRY Y.

DIXCxMAN,

born Aug.

;

1838,

14,

at Chili,

N.

Mary (Widener) Dingnian

son of Jacob Dingnian and

education, coninion school

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married Dora Cai)ipbell of Chili,

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N. Y., Jan. 2, 1866, daughter of James Campbell and Elmira farmer Military Record, War Rebellioji, loS N. Y. Campbell Infantry, served through the war Republican. His health was much undermined and he did not many years survive his military experience. Died at Rochester, N. Y., July 9, 1873 buried at Grove Place Cemetery, Chili, N. Y. ;

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CHILDllEX. born at Grand Traverse, Mich., Xov. " " Eoche.ster, X. Y., Nov.

*Cha];i,f,s,

M.w,

6, 7,

18GG. 1871.

MAY

DIXGMAN, born Nov. 7, 1871, at Rochester, N. Y.; daughter of Henry Dingmsn and Dora (Camj^'bell) Dingman education, high school married William Watson of Detroit, Presbyterian he wood music teacher Mich., Jmie 27, 1S94 carver. W'illiam Watson died at Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 9, 1900. ;

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CHAREES DINGMAN,

born Sept. 20, 1R40, at Cliili. married Eydia Downing of Rochester, N. Y., Sept. 27, 18S4 Police Ofhcer of the Police fraternal societies, Department of the City of Rochester, N. Y. Valley Lodge No. 109, I<. & A. M., O'Roke Post No. i, G. A.

N. Y.

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education, connnon school

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R.

Military Record,

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War

N. Y. Infantry, in Hatches Run, Gettyaddress, 25 Henion Republican

of Rebellion, 140

battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville,

sburg, Petersburg and others

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Rochester, N. Y.

St.,

ABNER DINGMAN, son of Jacob tion,

June

Dingman and

common 6,

1S7

I,

nal

.societies,

191

Wooden

born Sept. 30, 1842, at Chili, N. Y.; educa(Widener) Dingman

Mar>'

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married Eliza Haslip of Rochester, N. Y., daughter of Thomas and Martha Haslip; fraterschool

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Redmen St.,

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Democrat

Rochester, N. Y.

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produce dealer

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address,

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THE WIDENERS.

igo

CHILDREN. May

14, 1873.

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Jnly

15, 1875.

*Martii.\,

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]\]ay5, 1878.

*Fr.\ncis--,

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M.uiiK,

*Died

Apr. 11, 1872.

born at Kocbester, N. Y., " " " "

nViLLiAM,

Feb.

20, 1880.

in infancy.

JACOB WIDENER,

born Dec.

22,

1S19, at Chili, N. Y.

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eduHenry Widener and Prudence (Kimble) Vvidener married Abigr.i Eiown of Chili, N. Y., cation, common scliool

sou of

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Oct. 10, 1852, she born Apr. 17, 1830, sister of Molly,

Widener ISlilitary

at

of Peter

v.-ife

Military Record, early local farmer Dep. Sheriff died held tcnvn offices Republican Organizations ;

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Rochester, N. Y., Oct. 17, 1S85.

CHILDEEX. MnxAKD

j^^Died

N. Y., "

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*M. Abrie,

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^^lay 0, ]8o6.

May

'•

.fan.

^i•v.

Juno

4, ;^,

1, 1^3,

1858. 18<3!. I8!v;.

iSBo.

unmarried.

WIDENER,

born May 9, 1856, at Chili, Abigal [Brown] Widener and son of Jacob Widener F.

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education,

common

school

married

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Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 12, 1S78 tist

Cliili,

*Wn.LiAM II., ClarknceJ.,

MILLARD N. Y.

born at

F.,

Mary

I^va

Bilenstein

carpenter and foreman

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of

Bap-

address, 59 Brookdale St., Cleveland, O.

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CIIILDIJEX.

EkxaIL, Mu.LAKi) F., Jk, Mvkti.kL.,

CLARENCE

J.

born at Cleveland, O., Oct. 16, 1879. " " " " Nov. 3, 1881. "

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WIDENER,

"

"

born Jan.

June 1,1891.

3,

1S61,

at Chili,

educason of Jacob and Abigal [Browri] V/idener married r\larguerite Lacey of Periy, N. Y., tion, public school conductor, Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburg Apr. 17, 1S94

N. Y.

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THE WIDEXERS. R. R.

Presbyterian

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F. & A. "SI., Genesee Re^^ubHcan address,

fraternal societies,

Lodge, No. 507, Rochester, N. Y. Wilder St., Rochester, N. Y. 443 P'alls

191

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ClJJLiniEX. boru

DoROTiiv 0.,

at Roclicsler, N. Y., Feb. 10,

1000.

KIXSEYA. WIDEXliR,

born Apr. 22, 1822, at Chili. son of Henry W'idener, Jr. and Prudence [Kimble] N. Y. married Mary R. Phillips of Widener education, academic Chili, X'. Y., ]Mar. 11, 184S, daughter of Samuel and Eliza ;

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(Reed|| Phillips

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teacher and farmer

Methodist

;

public office held, School Commissioner and Chili Station,

dress,

years in

tlie

Monroe

Co., X. Y.

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town

Republican offices

tauglit school

Monroe County, and acted

public schools of

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ad-

for

14

as TowTi

Superintendent.

CniLDKEX. IIowAEi)

born at " " " "

II.,

*CnANOi.Ki; Kkfj), El.vxciii: l^iJZ.i,

*Pie.l Jan. 11,

Chili, X. Y.,

:>Iay 6, 1S60.

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V.nr. 25, 1802.

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Sept. 18, 1807.

1.SC.5.

HOWARD

H. WIDlvXER. born May 6, iSGo, at Chili, Kinsey A. Widener and Mary R. (Pliillipsj married ^Anna E. Brooks of Widener education, academic Chili, X. Y., P'eb. 23, 1S86, daughter of Lyman Brooks and fraternal Presbyterian Mar}- J. (Hamlin) Brooks lawyer societies, Yonnondio Lodge Xo. 163, F.
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son of

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1S85. Practiced law at Rochester, X'^. Y. As Assi.stant District Attorney has tried man}- imi)ortant criminal cases. Practices in all vState Courts, IT. S. Courts and Ijcforc the Department of

Litcrior at AWashiui'ton.

Author "Widener

HistorN'."

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192

RAYAfoxD

CHILDKEX. bom at Chili,

Br.xToN',

Olivia Kathryx, Mary Pauline, lioAVAKD Hamlin, *EsTiiER SisAXXA, RioTH Grexkll,

WIDENl^RS.

X. Y., Jan. 6, 1S87. " Rochester, Ts. T., May 27, 1888. " " " Feb. 21, 1890.

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Oct.

6,

"

Oct.

2:i,

Jj;.,"

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" CJrenoll Island,

" "

1891.

1893.

Lawrence River,

St.

Jefferson Co., X. Y., July 19, 1897.

Roger Carl,

born at Rochester, X. Y., June

*Died in infancy. JSee History Hamlin rainiiy l>y H. F. Andrew.?, (The Uiooks family is related to the Seaj's family,

13, 1903.

1900, Exira, Iowa. i^ee

index.)

BLANCHE EEIZA VvaDENER,

born vSept. i8, 1S67, at Chili, A. Wideuer and I\Iar\- R. (Phillips) Wideuer education, college married vSariford Biu-sie of Boston, Columbia Co., N. Y., Apr. 26, 1892 teacher Methodist fraternal societies, he Odd Fellow Prohibitionist Minister, M. E. Church, Genesee Conference address, Clarendon, Orleans Co., N. Y. Graduated in ]SS6 from A. M. Checbrough Seminar}-, taught school .six 3'ears, attended Syracu.se University, vS3-racuse, N. Y., in 1890-91.

N. Y.; daughter of

Kin.se)'

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CHILDREX. born at Wyoming, X. Y.,

Jessk,

Aug.

4,

1894.

MARGARET WIDENER,

born Aug. 22, 1824, at Chili, daughter of Henry AVidener and Prudence (Kimble) education, common school married James S. Scobey Widener of Old Bridge, N. J., Dec. 18, 1845, brother of Mrs. James L. Combs, of Chili, N. Y. he Republican Methodist he lived with her husband and family at Buckbee's carpenter Corners, Chili, N. Y., until the time of her death. Died at Chili, buried at Buckbee's Corners Cen-ietery, N. Y., vSept. 30, 1S71 Chili, N. Y. CHHvDKlOX. N. Y.

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*Hexi;v W.,

Cora

born

P.,

-Elxora, *SARAnJ., Spexcek AN'iDEXEK,

*Dicd

younj.:, bui-it-d at Ciuli,

" "

at

Chili, X. Y.,

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X.

v.

"

Dec.

Aug.

1(3,

1846.

21, 1848.

"

Mai-. 23, 1850.

" "

Dec.

7,

Aug.

22,

1852. 1855.

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WIDHNHRS.

TlIIv

CORA daughter

of

r.

193

vSCOBHY, born

James

S. vScobcy

Aug-. 21, 1848, at Chili, N. Y. and Margaret (W'idener) Scobe}'

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common school stenographer Methodist Episcopal; Johnstown, Pa. After leaving school, Miss Scobejtaught school for a time and then took up the study of stenograeducation,

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address,

She

phy.

lias

held a responsible position

number

Co., Johnstown, Pa., for a

\'\ith

the Cambria Steel

of years.

SPHXCHR W. SCOBKY,

born Aug. 22, 1S55, ^^ Chih, and Margaret [Widener] vScobey education, connnon school married Mai'garet Dunn of >,Iatawan, N. J., carpenter Republican July 14, 1SS2 address, Pong Branch, X. J. Rived at Chili luitil after the death of his father, has since li\'ed with his famil}' in X. J., where lie X.

Y.

son of James S.

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Scobc}'

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follows the carpenter trade.

CHILPIJEX. 1'i:kciv.\!,

born

AVjiu-xlk,

nt jfatawiin,

"X. .1.,

Mar.

10,

L^S;:!.

SPEXCER WIDEXER.

born Xov. 30, 1826, at Chih, Jr., and Prudence (Kimball) Widener education, cornmori school married Frances Shepaid of Rochester, X. Y., Dec. 27, 1S60 farmer Republican held town offices address, vScotisville, Monroe Co., X^. Y. Mr. Spencer Widener has a distinct recollection of his un.cle John X. Y.

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Henry Widener,

son of

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visiting his father's famil_\- in Chili,

boy.

He came

Widener

from

Xew

X".

Jersey on

told the writer tliat he

tion of his unck-'s figure and

when he was

"S^,

retaiiis

.still

a

a small

Mr.

vSpencer

distinct

recollec-

horseback.

features.

ClilLDKEX. r.rKT.).v,

Jan.nktti:,

])orn at ChDi, li

<.

a

" "

i^i.iZABiri'u,

"

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J().si:ririNK,

"

Lr.NDA,

" "

Ki.Li.s,

"

Hauuikt,

"

" Cliurrlivillc, " Chili, " Kooli(.'.-:tt.T,

*C].AYTu.\-,

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X. Y., .4

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:\Iar. 3,

Xuv.

Jan. 17, 1865. Oct.

"

Xov.

••

Jnno June June

' "

18^.2.

9, IS'Jo.

G,

1SG8.

'SO,

2,

1870.

1873.

21, 1S77. 27, 1871i.

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'i^HE

194

BURTON WIDENKR,

born Mar.

3,

1S62, at Chili, X. Y.;

Widener edumaiTied Tina Franklin of Chili, N. Y.,

son of Spencer A^'idener and Frances [vShcpard]

common

cation,

school

;

Mar. 1S90 farmer fraternal & A. M., Rochester, N. Y. lotte, ]\ronroe Co., N. Y. ;

Enii

Republican

;

CinLDREX. bom at Charlotte,

E.,

Ai.MiUA

Yonnondio Eodge 163

societies,

;

F.

'•'

S.,

;

" Kocliej^ter,

Char-

address,

;

X. Y., "

May

1,

Aug.

9,

1891. 1894.

JAXXETTE WIDEXER,

born Xov. 9, ICS63, at Ciiili, and Frances (vShepnrd) Widener education, public school married Frank Howell of Rochester, X. Y., Feb. 20, 1SS4 Baptist fraternal societies, I. O. G. T. he farmer his address, \\^estbnry, Ca^niga Co., X. Y. died at Rochester, X. Y., 1SS5 Iniried at Gro\-e Place Cemetery, Chili, X. Y.

X. Y.

;

daughter of

vSjiencer

\\''idener ;

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ELIZABETH WIDEXER,

born Jan. 17, 1865, at Chili, daughter of vSpencer AVidener and Frances (vShepard) Widener education, ])ublic .school married John Kelh- of Chili, X. Y., Xov. 5, 18SS his address, Holliston, he farmer Mass. died at Mendon, X. Y., 1S99 buried at Grove Place' Cemetery, Chili, X. Y.

X. Y.

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CIIILDREX. WiLi.iAM IIknky,

born at

Cliili,

X. Y.,

.^ept. 15, 1891.

JOSEPHIXE WIDEXER,

born Oct. 6, 186S, at Chili, ranees (Shepard Spencer \\'idener and Widener education, high .school of Rochester, X. Y. married Herman Plondorf of Chili, X. Y., A])r. 9, 18S9 teacher Baptist fraternal societies, I. O. G. T. he farmer address, vScottsville, Monroe Co., X. Y. Attended the public schools of Rochester, X'. Y., and the Rochester High Scliool. Taugiit school in the public scools of Monroe County. The Ilondorf home is a short distance south of her sister's, TJrs. White. They have a fine view of the ri\'er. X. Y.

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of

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THE WIDEXKRS.

195

,

ClilLDKEX. born at " "

M.,

Euz.\r,F.'nr

Fk.\nc):.s:\I.,

C].AK.\

"

:\r.,

LIXDA WIDENER, K. Y.

daughter

;

W'idener

;

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N. Y., "

"

"

Cliili,

"

born Nov.'

30,

Feb.

1,

July

11,

1895.

17, 1901.

tt^opt.

at Churchville,

1870,

Widener and Frances (Shepard

of vSpeucer

education, high school of Rochester, N. Y.

White

1890.

;

)

married

adNov. 28, 1S95 he farmer record of her (Prepared dress, Scottsville, Monroe Co., X. Y. father's family.) The \\'liite liomestead is on the River Road about six miles south of Rochester, beautifulh" situated, and lias a fine view of the Gene.see River.

Jame.s

N. Y.,

of Chih,

EELIS WIDENER,

;

born June

ucation, public

;

married

Ameha Younger

N. Y.

Widener

(Shepard)

of Chili,

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ed-

N. Y.,

fraternal societies, I. O. G. Baptist fanner 1900 address, Scottsville, Monroe Co., N. Y. Republican

Oct. 10, 'T^

T.

-seliool

Chih,

at

1873,

2,

son of Spencer Widener and Frances

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CHILDIiEX. Wi.Nin:):])

.-\.,

born

HARRIET WIUENER, X. Y.

daughter

;

Widener Chili,

;

of vSpencer

;

born June 21, 1S77,

he farmer

14, ;

1900

;

Baptist

;

at

Rochester,

Widener and Frances (Shepard)

education, public school

N. Y., June

G. T.

at Cbili, N. Y., July 11, 1901.

married Eli

J.

Stuart

fraternal societies,

;

address, Bealsburg,

Monroe

I.

of

O.

Co., N. Y.

CIIILDREX.

bom

WujKXKR,

Fkanci.s

FIEXRY WIDENER,

at CliiU, X. Y.

born Apr.

4,

,

June

30,

1901.

1829, at Chili. X. Y.

;

eduHenry Widener and Prudence (Kimball) Widener cation, academic married Mary A. Allen of Plesper, Iowa, fraNov. 3, ]88i. (Died at vSioux City. la.. 1903.) Lawyer ternal societies, Odd PVllow Republican. Attended Lima .SeUison of

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inary, Lima,

X. Y.,

Rochester Collegiate Institute, Ivochcster, taught school, admitted to the bar of Xew York State. X'.

Y.,

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THE WIDENERS.

to Cresco, Iowa. District Attorney of Butte Co., South Dakota, City Attorney of Cresco, la., City Council and Ju.stice of the Peace at Cresco, la. Died at Chili, N. Y., vSept. 28, 1904 buried at Wooden or Grove Place Cemetery, Chili, N. Y.

Removed

;

thp: \yidkners.

197

PETER V/IDENER. PKTER 42, 59

;

W'lDKNl^vR, son

of Catlierine

Widener, see page

married Snsaniia Gittcr.

Soi'iirA,

lioni Jan.

Salo.vk,

K55.

7,

by Adelaide .Atkinson Cheney mentions gone to Kcntncky with a Mr. J>oon, brotlier have been (.1 Jolin Boon, iirst liiisband of Sophia Widener, ho\ve\er lie may tlie John Widener who went to Canada, page 62. x;,i-i.j.:.__An

old jiiHiuisoript .-ent

a son Joliii, Avlio

is

said to liave

SOPHIA WIDENER,

born prior to

174S; danohter

of

Widener; married ijohn lioone of Exeter, Berks Co., Pa., 2jolni Piddle. John Tiiddlt sided with the luigHsh, he went to Canada in 1783, and remainPeter Widener

andSii.saii

(Gilter)

ed until his deatli in iSoo, after his deaili Ids wife returned to Greensburg, Pa. His ancestors came from London, England and settled in

K.

Mount Hope.

J., at

CIIILDKKX.

Hannah Boonf,

born

at r.erks Co., Pa.,

Nov.

17(>-"i.

1,

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J^ni. LM,

SrsANNA

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:May 1,1771.

EnwAun

I'lnuLi:,

.I.,_Mi.:s

Jamks W.

"

Soriii\ A., " " Lyuia Sai.i.v

Mai;v

17(i'.>.

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born at >s"ew Brunswick, Can., leb. married T)e J'ortl. '' Andret Boggs.

"

died unniarried at Cineinnati, Ohio.

2U, 17S/.

son of John Piddle and vSophia [Wid ener] Ihddle. Phnigrated to Green Pay, \Vi^., and finally settled Was one of the pioneer traders in Mich. at Mackinaw, Mich.

EDWARD

Died

at

BIDDEE,

Mackinaw, Mich., Oct.

26,

1859.

ClllLDKKN. *.S)i"niA

John,

.v.,

:.

'J.

TEK

igS

born Dec.

Sakati, *Dic'(l in

12,

1833.

infancy.

JOHN BIDDLE, Died Mar.

maii.

W1])P:nERS.

son of Ech\ard

Bidclle

married Chap-

;

12, 18S7.

CKILDKEN. born

SoriiiA E.,

23, 1853.

"

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Sept. 19, 1857.

Nicholas, Gkace,

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Sept. 23, 1850.

AGATHA Mc

Mackinaw, Mich., Xov.

at

Agatha,

E.

Aug.

BIDDEE, born

Sept.

19, 1809.

1856

19,

married

;

NaiTghton.

CHIL])KEX. Lerov, Otto.

NICHOLAS Ignace,

iNlicli.,

BH^DLE., born Aug.

Dec.

12,

1SS6

;

9,

1S59

died

;

at

St.

buried at St. Ignace, Mich.

childi:ex. Nicholas, J\y.

GRACE Biddle

;

Bn)I)]^E, born Aug. 29, 186S married Rakin.

;

datighter of Jolui

ClIlLDJiEX. Bl'HTIS.

SARAH

daughter of Edward Biddle

BIDDEI-:,

married

;

C. R. Durfee.

CIlILniiEX. Chaiu.ks E.,

burn at Ontario, X. Y., "

Sophia,

"

"

"

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.Ian. Mi, 1855.

Jan.

2,

1859.

SOPHEV DURl'EE, daughter tion,

born Jan. 2, 1S59. at Ontario, N. V. Durfee and vSarah (Biddle) Durfee educa.'^chool married Alexander JkUh of Chatham, :

of C. R.

common

Out., June 22, 1887

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Roman

Catliolic

;

Maccabee

;

Repul)lican;

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THE WIDKNERS.

^99

address, St. Ignace, Mich.

CllJLDKKN. St. Igiiace,

l>oni nt

Cin:i(;iiTON,

"

"

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Amaryllio,

"

" "

"

^Vii.i.iAM,

" "

"

"

vSOPHIA

ANN

"

BIDDLE,

bom

]H88.

A\}r. Id,

3iiicli.,

"

Ag.\tii.\,

"

Apr.

."0,

Dee.

1, ]S9.^.

18i)0.

^luly 12, 18i)5.

Feb. 20,

at

1787,

New

daughter of John Biddle and Sophia (WidenBnuiswick, Can. married Michael P. Cassily of Greensburgh, Pa., er) Biddle June 74, 1804. Lived at Green.sburgh, until about iSiS, then ;

;

moved nati,

In 1824 the family moved to Cincinburied at Died at Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 6, 1866 Pa.

to Pitt.^burg,

Ohio.

Cincinnati,

;

Ohio.

CHILDUEX. *]n)ix,

boni

:it

"

"

"

" "

"

"

Pec. 21, 1S08.

"

"

Pec. 23, 1810.

"

"

"

" "

*C'ii.\KLi:s,

Ann, ^lARV

Kii.Di.K,

*Sai;ati,

Pied

bom

^Henrietta,

Edward

r.njDi.i:,

IlF.NRunTA LorisA, CjLvm.Ks PKiajv, A^'Jl,l,r\M P>n>jii.i:,

•TiiKonoRK,

*SAKAn

Bn)pLi;,

" "

(Iroenshurg, Pa., Sept; 27, l.SO."i. " Julyo, JS07. "

at I'anPtowii,

Is

Apr. 2(.), 1813. boarding school.

v., at

at (rreen^^buig. Pa., 3Iay

"

"

"

4-,

1815.

Sept. 23, 1817.

" Pittsliurg, " Mar. 8, 1820. " " " " Aug. 10, 1822. " Apr. 1, 182-1. " " " " " Cincinnati, Ohio. May 14, 182(3. " " Feb., 28, 1828. " "'

*Pied young.

ANN

born Dec. 21, 1808, at Greensburg, Pa. daughter of Michael P. Cas.sily and Sophia A. (Biddle) Cassilly died at Cincinnati, Oliio, married Dr. Vincent C. Marshall

CASSITXV,

;

;

;

Dec. 12, 1885.

Buried nt Cincinnati, Ohio.

CliJLPKEX. Soi'iiiA r>iODi,i-:.

MARY lUDDEE of Michael P. Ca.ssily

CASSILY, born Dec. 23, 1810 daughter married and Sophia A. (Biddle) Ca.ssily ;

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ii.ci

i''ir:

J

Ji

Fvi

-/n:,r

t

:

THK WIDKNERS.

^oo

William A.

Adams

died at Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug. 29,

;

1884.

CHILI )KEX. Cassily, ELIZ.\}iETir,

IlKXKIKriA,

"WlLlJAM A.

EDWARD BIDDEE of Michael P. Ca.s-silhried Catherine

Ohio, Jan.

8,

Hunt

CASSILY, born

and vSophia A. of vSpringfield,

Sept. 23,

(Biddle)

Ohio

18:7

Cas.silly

;

;

.son

mar-

died at Springfield,

;

1SS2.

CHILDIJEX.

Maky

Cassix.v.

HENRIETTA EOUISA

CAvSSILEY, born Mar. S, 1820. daughter of Michael P. Cassill>- and Sophia A. (Biddle) Cas.silly married Benj. B. Whiteman of Green Co., at Pittsburg. Pa.

;

;

Ohio, Sept.

13, 1S38.

CllILDKEN. Cl.AKA,

SOJ'HIA

P..

CEARA WHEPEMAN, daughter of Benj. ]]. Whiteman and Henrietta E. (Cassilly) Whiteman married Benjamin E. ;

vStrader.

CIIILDIJEX.

Claka W., JOJIN

.J.,

BENJAirix AV., Marshai.l.

SOPHEV

B.

man and Henrietta

WHiTExMAN, E.

(Cassilly)

daughter of Benj. B. Whitemarried Charles

Whiteman

;

E. Smith.. CIIILL)]^vi:x.

WlIITKMAX E.

CEIAREES PERRY CASSTEEV,

born Aug.

io.

1S22.

at

11

!..i

/'''

.n

^1

.irt;.!ii

;l

a.''.-;'

.'f-i.

THE Pa.

Pittsburg,

N.

J.,

July

son of

;

(Biddle) Cassilly

WIDENKRvS. iMicliael

Cassilly

P.

married Mary R. Eee

;

201

;

and Sophia A.

died at Spring Eake,

iS, 1891.

WIDENER, born Jan. 7, 1755, near Reading. daughter of Peter A\''idener and vSusan (Gitter) Widener married iThomas A. Atkinson of Reading, Pa., 1772, 2Boyer. He was a son of Stephen Atkinson and Margaret (Thornberry) Atkinson. They had the folloAving children, vStephen, Matthew, Thomas, Robert, Jane, Naney, Hainiah and Margaret. The fainih- settled near the mouth of Racoon Creek, on a farm. vServcd in Revolutionary War, was at Battle of Brandj'wine, Company of Capt., afterward Gov. Pleister, Pa. He died in London Co., near .she died at Harrisburg, Pa. Alexander, Va. 1793 SAEOISIE

Pa.

;

;

,

;

ClIILDKEX. Ei.izAi'.KTJi, -

(Betsky)

boiii at Heading, Pa. <(

Soi'JUA,

't

<(

<<

jj^y

^^ 177)^.

Sarah,

Thomas M.,

born ]787. " 1781.

Matiiiew,

born at Harrisburg, Pa., Jan.

Pexeloi'K,

20,

1789.

SrsAX.

ELIZABETH (BETSEY) ATKINSON,

born 1773, at daughter of Thomas Atkinson and Salome (Widener) Atkinson education, in Virginia and jjrivately by bcr married mother Se\'en Day Jacob Hibshman of Ephrata, Pa, Baptists he farmer died at E]ihrata, Pa., INIay 4, iSii buried at Ephrata, in Cemetery on Hibshuuni farm. Reading, Pa.

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

CITILDEI':X. Poi.lv ok

Mauy,

Lyiha, EnwAKi), *jAron,

*I)ie(l

born at Kpbrata, Pa., Apr. 4, 1793. " " " " Jan., 1797. " " " " Jan. If., 1799. "

"

Jan.

3,

1802.

"

"

" "

"

Eliza,

"

Jan.

3,

1802.

Amellv, Joux,

"

"

"

"

Max

1,

1804.

"

"

"

"

Mar.

7,

Jan.

8,

1802.

1807.

r/t

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1,

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THE

202

WIDIvXKRS.

JACOB HIBSHAM, bom .<^on

Wendcl

of

edncation, at Eplirata, Pa. rata, Pa.

.surveyor

;

Brigadier of Mihtia

)

,

at

1772,

of

Peace

the

;

Jeflersonian Democrat,

;

Ephrala,

Pa.;

Ililjshnian

(Hcfle\')

;

nrarried Kli7.a1)eth Atkin.son of Epli-

;

Jn.stice

;

Jan.

and Hannah

Hilislnnaii

Military- Record.

later

Republican

;

Public Office Held, Congress, Judge of the Court and other minor

He was

offices.

a

prominent citizen of his day,

the State.

As surveyor and

Justice

of

He was

in all the

of the

X\'I Congress, defeated James Buchanan,

President of the United

vStates,

in

the

a

influence in

Peace he

the

known

community.

an acti\e

l)eing

Jeffersonian Democrat, and for years wielding grtat

.v,"as

well'

member

distingui.slied

afterwards

congressional contcot of

He was »Surve)-or General for the Counties of Lancaster, and Dauphin district, and twelve years Associate Judge of York Lancaster County Court. He was Chairman of the committee to receive Gen. Lafayette on his visit to the United vStates. He was Brigadier General of the ^Militia. He took great pride in the education of his children, and besides having a pri\-ate tutor in the family, sent most of them to a .select school elsewhere. The 1S20.

Wendel

father,

Major

in

Pa.

bvu'ied

;

was

a soldier of the Revohition, being Jacob Llibshman died at Ephrata, Ephrata in Cemetery on Plibshnian farm.

Ilib.shman,

the 3rd Battalion. at

MARY

[POLLY] HIBSHMAX, born Apr. 4, 1793, at daughter of Jacob Hibshman and Elizabetli [AtEphrata. Pa. kinson] Hibshman education, private school married Curti.s Reem of Reeuistown. Pa. clun-ch, German Reformed he sur;

:

;

;

;

veyor

;

died

at

Reem.stown,

Pa.,

Mar.

27,

1S23

;

buried

at

Reemstown, Pa. CIIILDKEX. Alk.v.vxjmck,

])oru at Ivcainstown, Pa.

Died Jan. Cvurs,

bom

at Keanistown, Pa.,

Dec.

S,

Died Aug. llKNHV, Lyui.x,

died uniuanied,

An^'.

?>\,

ISGO.

21, ISCjO.

1812. 23, 18S-1.

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THE WIDENBRS. EEIZA RElvAE Thomas

ried

J.

born Jan. 27,

Ream

daugliter of Cyrus

20-:

at

1849,

Reamslown, Pa.

education, at Reamstown, Pa.

;

;

RLoads

formed Church

;

marRe-

of Reamstown, Pa., July 12, 1869 he baker and Postmaster of Reamstown, Pa.

;

;

CJIILDIJEX. iKirn at Ifeainstown, Pa.,

IL\r.Ry,

born

Clovi),

J^aura Kaveiiguni,

June

20,

at

1897

;

July 28, 1871. Died Xov. 28, 1S76.

Iteainstown, Pa., June 28, 1875., niarried

both ineiuber.s of Kefornied Church.

CIIJLDliKX.

Thomas

I'.,

])orn

3Iay

29,

"

July

7,

Ti:xj:sox,

1899.

1901.

EYDIA HIBSHMAX, bom Jan., 1779, at Ephrata, Pa. daughter of Jacob Ilib-sliman and Elizabeth [Atkinson] Ilibslinian education, private family .school and at Harrisljurg, Pa. burdied at Akron, Jan. i, 1869 cliurch, German Reformed farm. Ilibshmau on ied at I'^phrata, Pa., in Cemetery ;

;

;

;

;

EDWARD HIBSHMAX,

born Jan.

16,

1799,

at

Ephrata.

Hibshman and Elizabeth [Atkinson] Hibshmarried Mary Sweitzer of man education, at Ephrata, Pa. Recigar manufacturer and later a farmer Reamstown, Pa. l*a.

.son of Jacol)

;

:

;

;

;

publican

;

died at Ephrata, Pa.,

Jul>

],

1S62

;

buried at Luth-

erian Cemeter}-.

CIIILDREX. J.\>[ivS,

\\'ii.i,/AM,

born at '•

]\plirata, Pa.,

"

"

" "

Thomas,

"

"

Pkijkcca,

"

"

''

died in 111., agod 22 ' aged 08 }ear8.

"

went

Wt-.st.

"

Jau.

Ui, 1830.

Died 31 Alt V,

ilA.NNAU,

EIJZA

born "

year.-.

:Mar. 28, 1898.

at 1-phrata, Pa.

"

"

"

1841,

Died 1870.

born Jan. 3, 1S02, at Ephrata, Pa.; daughter of Jacob Hibshman and Elizabeth [Atkinson] Hibshmarried man education, at l^pliiata and Ilarri.sburg, Pa. dressmaker Henry Gray of h'phrata, Pa., Dec. 27. 1832 Hiljshman,

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wt.

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TUB WIDKNERS.

>04

German Reformed

he farmer Democrat Legislature Married by Rev. Daniel Hertz of German Reformed Church to Henry Gray, son of Justice Graj' of Ephrata, Pa. lienry \vas born Jan. i, 1806, died Ju]_v 3, 1S76. vShe died at Akron near Ephrata, Pa., Aug. 13, 1S86. lUiried at Betliany C?enieter\-, near Ephrata, Pa.

cliurcli,

;

;

1853-54.

ciiild];p:x. M.\]!V Jaxk,

AxxA

liiirn at

"

Ei.izA,

"

Eplmita, "

I'a.,

"

IS-'SO.

Xow

living thfrc.

1838.

Died at Akron,

i>a.,

1S74.

AMELIA

I-nBSlI.MAX, born May 1, 1S04, at Ephrata, daughter of Jacob Hibshman and Elizabeth [Atkinson] Hibshman education, Ephrata Seven Day Baptist School married vSamuel Bowman of Ephrata, Pa. church, German Reformed he farmer Had a mill and manufactured v.'oolen goods and cloth. Samuel Bowman was a prominent man in the conmiunil}-. Pie was born Aug. 22, 1799. Died Oct. 8, 1S55. Pa.

;

:

;

;

;

;

She died

at

P^jhrata.

Pa.,

Oct.

6,

1S51

buried

;

at

Bowman's

Cemetery, Ephrata, Pa.

CniLDREX. !M.\KiA LorisA,

born at Ephi-ala,

El.lZAnETll ALAiLSTA, "

3Iakv

Sai.omi:,

seeker of Lebanon Co., Pa.,

one

f^on

''

Pa.,

died age J 4 yea r.~.

"

'"

Pied I'ee., 1850, aged 14 year^. born at Eplirata, Pa., married Jot-hua 1 hmand died in ]8S0. lUnied at Heading, I'a.. had

wlio died at 4 years of age.

JOIIX PUBSinLVX. born Mar. son of Jacob Plibshman and education,

Bird in Hand, Pa. Pa., Mar., 1838

number

family

private

;

;

Elizabeth .school.

7,

1S07, at Ej^hrata, Pa.

[Atkinson]

Hibshman

Gibbons private school

:

:

at

married Alagdelena Shirk of West Cocalico, Republican School Director for a

farmer

;

;

John Hibshman earl}' came in po.s.session of the homestead, where he was Ijorn and died and is l)uried in the Cemetery. In 1S3S he married r\Iagdclena Shirk, who was born Aug. 4, 18 13, daughter of John and Annie [in:>er\-] Shirk of of years.

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n--

ml?

:

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THE West

Cocalico, Pa.

at P'phrata, Pa., in

Died at Ephrata, Pa., Oct. 15, 1S71 Cemetery on ITilishmau I'arni.

born

AxxA,

at

Ephrata,

Died

Euz\,

205

WlDIvNlvRvS.

born

(Lk^zik)

Aug.

at Ephrala, Pa.,

"

••'

jAcon,

Kov.

Pa.,

"

"

1S39.

2.'',

at ]':phrata, Pa.,

buried

;

Mar.

I'cb. 20,

Dec.

liorn at ]''plirata, I'a.,

Siiuac,

IIexkv,

born

at ]'',phrata. Pa.,

Isaac,

born

at

1S88.

9,

1850.

>vov. 21, 1847.

Oct. 14, 1840.

Died Xov. born at Ephrata, Pa., Aug. born at Ephrata, Pa., Xov.

Gkokge, Amelia,

4,

II, 1844.

Pied ^lar. Ephrata, Pa.,

1850.

1843.

Died .Tune

John

5,

26, 1841.

29, 18-! 9.

29, 1852.

1855.

2,

ELIZA (LIZZIE) IIIBSHMAN,

born Aug. 26, 1841, at daughter of John liibshnian and Magdalcna Ephrata, Pa. married education, Lititz Seminary Hib.shman (Shirk) church, Daniel Rhine Hertz of r:phrata, Pa., Nov. 19, 1SG9 ;

;

;

;

Reformed

he dentist.

;

CllILDPEX.

bom

GKoitoK P.i-KTKAM,

at Ephnita, I'a.

,

Ang.

17,

Died Apr.

John DicKn;, Married Ennna

C.

Living in Stamford,

lOOo.

donti.^t.

Damkl

Edwaju),

born

at Ephrata, Pa.,

:\Iay 1, 1872.

Died Sept. Jacoi! Ekanki.in,

Lena, Calvin.

JOHN SHIRK rata.

Pa.

Hib.shman

;

;

1871.

liorn at Eplu'ata, P*a.,Dec. 27, 1870.

Doyl of Toronto, Can., Aug.,

Conn., occupation,

lSi;9.

9,

born

born "

3,

1882.

at

Ephrata, Pa., Ayr. 30, 1875. Died June 24, 1880.

at

Ephrata, Pa., :Mar. 20, 1877.

.Alar. 20,

1887.

HTl^SH^IAX. born Dec.

14, 1S44,

at Ivph-

(Shirk) son of John Hibshnnan and Magdalena IjoyHannah Iv married education, pubhc school ;

THE WIDENERS.

2o6

er of Ilinkletown

Coirjpauy

ion,

Republican

;

Pa. I),

;

Military

Fifteenth

died at Ephrata,

Cenieter\' on liibshnian

War

Record,

Reg. Pa.,

Capt.

June

24,

the Rebell-

of

Hiram 1S95

;

Stamni

;

buried in

Farm.

CHILDREN. *WAi.Tr:R,

*jACt>« Iv.AX,

*3lARy,

Hari{y lIiiiSHMAN,

bom

at

Ephrata, Pa., Nov.

17, 1S71?.

Ca^hier of Ephrata Xatioual Lank.

*Died

in infancy.

GEORGE HIBSHMAN,

born Aug. 29, 1S52, at Ephrata, Plibshman and Tvlagdalena (Shirk) PTil)shman married iNIary Kraatz of Ephrata, Pa., Dec. 3, 1S74 tobacco grower and farmer fraternal societies, 1. O. O. F. Republican address, E]^hrata, Pa. Pa.

son of John

;

:

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;

;

;

CHLLDREX. bom at Eplnata,

Alick,

Pa.,

Sept. 16,

^S.*^4.

Died June

Edwakd,

bom

29, 1897.

at ]'3plnata, Pa., .Sept. 9, 18S7.

AMELIA HIPSHMAN,

born Nov. 2, 1855. at Ephrata, daughter of John Hibshman and Magdalena (vShirk Hibshnian married Jacob Craig, Jr., of Cliester, Pa., Dec. 28, Pa.

;

:

1875

;

Methodist.

Jacob Craig, Jr., was born in New Castle Co., Del., July 13, He attended the public schools of the neighborhood in which he lived, and after graduating from the Deleware State 1S51.

Normal Academy

of Wilmington, at the age of nineteen, he followed the profession of teaching in the schools of his nati\-e state for six years. He then drifted into the newspaper business, accepting a po.sition on the reportorial staff of the Times, Chester, Pa., where he has since resided. In 18S6 he was elected vSuperintendt-nt of Chester Shij^ping Com[])an>", w hich operates a line of

freight steamers

lietween

Chester and

I'liilladelphia,

and

lias

.-:!'.

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J

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J

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..;^i:v;.'

TlIK WIDIiNKRvS.

207

He

has been Treasurer of the City of Chester for nine years, being twice re-elected without opposition, whicli evidenced tlie fidehty with which he discharged the duties of the ofiice. He served as Secretary of the Penn since successfulh'

managed

Bi-Cenlennial Committee,

hundredth anniversary

of

its affairs.

commemorate the landing of William Penn organized

to

tlie

in

two

Ches-

and the State CounRepresentacil of Junior Order American Mechanics, a National tive of the Independent Order of Heptnsophs, a member of the Select Council of Chester for six years, two of which he served as President of the body. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Cambridge Trust Company of Chester, a member of the Advisory ter in 1SS3, a Representative to the National

of Steam Vessel Owner's Association of Philadelphia, President of the Delaware County Sub-way Company, a Direccor of the Deleware County Building Association, a member of L. H. Scott Dodge Free and Accepted Masons, Chester Dodge of

Board

Arcanum, Heptasophs, Junior Order American Mechanics, Spring Haven Country Club, and various political and social clubs in Chester.

the order of Dlks, Royal

CniLDREX. Wai,tfi: UnssiiMAN,

born at Chester, Pa., FeL-. 2-1, ]SSO. James of Che- tor, Pa., Jinie 5, l^fOL'.

^Farried Etta .Janie<, tiaughter ot Ebeii

born at

John Pkkcv,

XoKMAX

CjiANin,KK,

"

"

Clle^-ttr, ]\a.,

"

"

Jan. ]2, 18S3. Sept. 0, 1887.

born May 8, 1778, at Reading, Pa.; and Salome (AVidener) Atkinson; Atkinson daughter of Thomas he was a .son of Jacob Pa., Ivphrata, married Joseph Gorgas at Mar. 21, died 1798, and Christiana Gorgas, born Aug 9, 1728, Oct. 20, 1804, who died Mack) Gorgas, born Mar. 29, 1734, FJi/abeth and Mary, had children, Solomon. Jacob, Josepli, married Gorgas, was John The Crrandfather's name Susan.

SOPHIA ATKINSON,

f

Sophia Riltenhouse, daughter of Nicholas and Wilhelmina (Dewer) Rittenhou.se. John came from Holland prior to 1698 (Pro27,

Society.) Jo.seph Gorgas died at Douisville, 1841. The children v.-ere all of unusual personal

and

elegajit

ceedings Pa. Ohio,

May

a])pearar.ce

German

manners

of tlie old scIiodI.

It

was

said of

Oil/;

-II

.Li.-.'
,0-

,<

OJ

t.

•M

I"

:r

THE

2o8

\VID1
the four sisters that Ruy one of them might, have been chosen as a type of American beanty. Died at Rochester, Ohio, Nov. 2;,,

1S49.

CHILDIIEX. born Aug. 16, ] 795. " Kov. 8, 1797. " Jan. 9, 1800.

J-\co)?,

AVn.LiAM,

Thomas, i^AKAH,

CifAHLKs R.,

Mauy

'

Salomk,

Eliza,

Chkjstiaxa,

Solomon Atkixson, JosiAif,

" "

Feb.

" " " " "

Aug. Mar.

5,

1802. 1804.

Ai>r. 8, 10,

1807.

12,

1809.

Feb.

12, 1812.

July July

1,

11, LSlo.

1818.

JACOB GORGAS, kinson) Gorgas

son of Joseph Gorgas and married Catherine Over.

;

vSopliia

(At-

CIllLDKJvN. ^r\i:v,

juarriecl

Catiijcrixk,

"

'Sahaii,

"

Joseph SiuizM'.

James

31.

Jay.

Dr. llrown.

WII^LIAM GORGAS, born 1797 son of Joseph Gorgas and vSophia (Atkinson) Gorgas married Hannah Bassler, [died Aug., iSyG] died Dec. 25, 1S53. ;

;

;

CIIILDIJEX.

Sarah

Adam

iM.,

Ba.sm.kk,

]\Iai{v a.,

ADAM Hannah

BASST.ER

GORGAS

;

.^on

of W'ilHam

Gorgas and

[Bassler] Gorgas.

CIJJLDKKN. SrsAxM., WiM.iAM F.,

iiiarried

"

"

^^^^Il•:,

Makv C, Ai.i.KN

('.,

dead.

J'Vrdinand Wliccler.

3Iary Sha.lcr.

Muj.

F. F. (Jre.Miawalt.

THE vSARAIi M.

WIDENP:RS.

GORGAS,

rianuali [Bassler] Gorgas

;

209

daiigbter of William

Gorgas and

niariied Daniel Kitzmiller.

CHI LI )K EX. dead. "

Z.vciiAKiA,

AViLLIAM,

HENKnCTT.\ I'l.URll,

"

DiXOX GOKGAS, Jaru's George,

dead. "

Oj'HILIA,

AiGCSTA Nutting,

Fkaxk Klktz.

DIXOX GORGAS KITZMIEDKR, M.

miller and vSarah

(Gorgas)

Kitzmiller

son of Daniel

Kitz-

married Catherine

;

Cavene}'.

CJIILIHIEN.

Gkokge Daniel, William Gorgas, Earl Llewellyn, Prank Coveney, Di.voN George.

MARY Hannah

A.

GORGAS,

(Ba.s.sler)

Gorgas

;

daughter of William Gorgas and married Dr. J. 15. Drelir.

CHJLDKEX. EsTELLA,

Cakkie L,

,

"Wlisster

I).,

miirried

li^lrner

Kuth,

May

Anne, married Joseph L. Philip G., "William Gorgas.

THOMAS GORGAS, (Atkinson) Gorgas

;

Hannah

CHILD]; EX. AXGELINE, Jusi;i>ii,

Sai;aii,

ISroyer,

son of Joseph

married

— Staidey G. — Catherine

Gorgas and Sophia

Cline.

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THE WIDHNERS.

2IO

Elizarkth,

Mary, Xatiiamkl.

vSARAM GORCAS, born Feb. 5, 1S02, at Lancaster, Pa. daughter of Joseph Gorgas and Sophia (Atkinson) Gorgas married Philip Dorsheinier of Lancaster. Pa., Aug., 1824 Uni-

;

;

;

tarian

fraternal .societies, he P.

;

&

A. M.

Mr. Dorsheir.ier was was Collector Internal

State Trea.surer, N. Y. State, 1S59, and

Revenue. Died Buffalo, N. Y.

at

Buiialo,

X. Y.,

Mar.

22,

1S67

buried at

;

CHILDL'EX. lioni at Lyons, X. Y., Sept. 5, 1828. '• " " Feb. 5, 1832.

Eltz.\bktxt,

"Wn.LiAM,

"

Chaj:les,

"

"

"

ELIZABP:TH DORSHEIMKR, Lyons, N. Y.

Aug.

bom

1834.

S,

Sept.

1S2S,

5,

at

daughter of Philip Dorsheimer and Sarah (Gorgas) Dorsheinier married Henry Clifton of England, Aug. 13, ;

;

1850

Unitarian.

;

CUILPREX. Jkanie,

born

at Buflalo, X. Y.,

" "

CiiAHLiy.,

"

"

"

Alice,

"

" "

"

"

"

"

"

PHii,n>,

"

" " "

Hkxkv,

"

"

*Sai{au

roKsfi!:iMj-,i;,

"

July

27, 1851.

Scjjt. 20,

1853.

May

13, 1857.

Dec.

7,

1858.

.luly 25, 1S66.

Ftb.

7,

18(38.

*I>ied unuiairied.

JEANIE CLII'TON,

born July 27, 1851, at Buffalo, X. and JUi/.abeth Don^heinier) Clifton education, Well's College married Ed\^ard B. Guthrie, Mar 21, 1S76 died Mar. 21, 1901. Y.

daughter

;

Henry

of

Clifton

;

(

;

;

CHARLES CLIFTON, X. Y. toii

;

;

.son of

Henry

Clifton

born Sept.

2c,

3853,

at

Buffalo,

and PUizabeth (Dorsheinier)

Clif-

education, puijlic school, Worcester, Mass. Military .-chool

married P)mily Grace (jorhani, Jan. 22,

iSyi

;

;

address, Buffalo,

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THE

211

AVIDHNERvS.

N. Y. CHlLiypjrX. Kattij-hini: Gori.n,

GoRHAM,

ALICE CLIFTON,

born

born Aug. " Nov.

29, 1893.

May

1S57, at Buffalo, N. V.;

13,

14, 1892.

daiightcr of Heiiry Clifton, and Elizabeth [Dorslieinier] Clifton; married Frederick M. Gilbert of Walpole, N. H., Jan. 30, 1879

;

address, Walpole, N. H.

CIIILDREX. borii

Coi.GATi: Gii.isERT,

Mav

29, 189t).

PHILIP DORSHEIMER CLIFTOX,

born July -75, 1.S66, F:iizabeth [Dorsand at Buffalo, N. Y. Andover, Mass.; Academy, Phillip's education, heimer] Clifton Pittsburg, address," i, Aug. 1900; Burdette, married Florence sou of Henry Cliflon

;

;

Pa.

WILLIAM DORvSIlElMER, N. Y. heimer

son of

;

born Feb.

5,

Philip Dorsheimer and vSarah

1832, at Lyons,

[Gorgas]

Dors-

married Isabella Patchiu of Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 11, Military Record, served under FreF.piscopal lawyer 1S61 public office held, Lieutenant Democrat mont in Missouri Governor of X. Y. vState in 1S74, District Attorney of Northern member of the district, N. Y.; member of Congress. When a ;

;

;

;

;

;

he was called "The handsome giant." York Star when he died. Died at Savannah,

New York Was p:ditor

of

Ga., 188S

buried at Buffalo, N. Y.

;

Legislature

New

rilJLPKEX. Gkack,

boniat

]>uffalo,

N. Y.,

Jan.

J>jecl at r.uffalo,

1, ISHf!.

X. Y.,:^lay, 18,4.

born Aug. 8, 1S34, at Lyons, son of Philip Dorsheimer and Sarah [Gorgas] Dor.-^N. Y. died at Buffalo, N. Y., 18-15. heimer CH.XRLES R. GORGAS, born Apr. 8, 1804 -'^on of Jos-

CHARLES DORSHEniER, ;

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THE WIDENKRS.

212

ep]i

Oorgas and Sophia 2 Sarah

Gorgas

[Atkinson]

;

married iMary

Shovely,

CHILDREN. 1st Wife.

Kdwix, Cyki's,

Andrew

^I.

Wifo.

2n.l

George, Lewjs,

Xewtox.

MARY SALOME GORGAS, caster Co., Pa.

son) Gorgas

;

born Aug. 10, 1S07, at Landaughter of Jo.seph Gorgas and Sophia (Atkinmarried George Schlosser, 1S34 he minister ;

;

;

died at Paxton, IlL, Oct. 29, i86g.

CIIILDIiEX.

Amanda,

vSorniA

Helen

^Fay

13, 1886.

July

ol, 1S38.

"

Dec.

20,

"

June

27, 18^3.

1)oin

"

^Iary Elizabktji, Oj.ivfA,

Bkainakd I'ayson, Frances Ei.i/.a,

"

Alice Lovej.and,

"

J

841.

at Bethlelieiu, O., Sept. 23, lS4(i.

Hept. 27, 18-iS.

AMANDA

SOPHIA SCIILOSSl^R, born May 13, 1S36 daughter of George Schlosser and Mary [C^orgas] Schlosser grand daughter of Salome Widener Atkinson, and vSophia Atkinmarried Chalklc}- I^. Jones of Pliiladelpliia, Pa. son Gorgas church, lM'icn'"''s he merchant died at Rockford, 111., age 64 ;

;

;

;

;

;

years.

CTIILPKEX. Jknnu;, Alice,

J

Florence,

Makv, *Ln-LiE, *I)ied.

L>J

.i\;iir

(..;*!

THE WIDKNKRS. daughter of Cbalkley h- Jones

JKNNIE JONES,

iWeuterbottoin, 2Fraiikliii

Washington,

1).

213

;

Room

address,

419,

married

;

War

Uept.,

C.

CITILn]^EN. JIazki. Fkaxki.in,

"

Chai.ki.i;v >;kai..

^AWCE

married A. E. Ehnore of Rockford,

JONES,

address, Rockford,

111.

;

111.

MARY JONJvS,

married Pvobert Olipliant

;

address,

Oak-

land, Cal.

HELEN OLIVIA SCHLOSSEP., born Dec. 20, 1.S41 daughter of George Schlosser and Viaiy Salome (Gorgas) he jeweler; married Roland C. Christian of Ottawa Schlo.sser Paxlou, 111. at buried 1881 Apr. Pa., Germautown, 7, died at :

;

;

;

CHILDREN. born

CoKA,

"

*Frank,

at Lricki^ort,

111.

" AVenonii,

"

*l)leLl.

CORA CHRISTIAN,

daughter of Roland C. Christian and

Helen Olivia (Schlosser) Christian of Chicago.

111.

address, Chicago,

;

married Orville T.

;

Bright

111.

CHILDREN. I1ki.i;n,

Ai.aK, Oitvu.i.K T., Jk.

ERANCES ELIZA SCblLOSSER,

born Sept. 23, 1846, daughter of George Schlos.ser and Mary Salome education, Graduate, Rockford. 111., Fe(Gorgas) Schlosser married Oren Byron Taft of Paxton, lib, June male College address, 140 Dearborn St., Chicago, III. banker he 20, 1867

at

Bethlehem, O.

;

;

(

;

;

,

cuildi:ex. Okkn

]:i;\\ in,

born

at I'axton, Hi., Oct.

'2S,

18GS.

^t'..'.
lit.

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214

WIDTunERS.

IxA MAitin, HakkyLki-,

born

OREN EDWIN TAFT, 111.

;

at Cliicago, HI. ]Sov.

"

"

born Oct.

Oren B. Taft and Frances

.son of

married Josephine

I.

"

vStewart

L"),

1870.

j)ec. 5, is:;;.

iS68,

28,

at

Paxton.

Taft N. Y., Apr. 25,

(Sclilosser)

I^liza

New

of

"

York,

;

1S94.

CHIJ.Dr.EX. Florkxci: Stewart,

born

Jo.SEPiiiNE J'kance,-;,

"



at Cliiua^c, 111.,

"

"

"

Apr.

5,

June

21, 1901.

1898.

ALICE EOVEEAND vSCHEOSvSER, born Feb. 27, 184S daughter of George Schlos.ser and jMar^- Salome (Gorgas) vSchlos.ser grand daugliter of Salome W. Atkinson niarricd twice, first husband was Jesse W. Button address, 6525 Yale Ave., Englewood, Chicago, 111. ;

;

;

;

CHILDREN. Georgia Porter,

born

at

Paxton.

111.

GEORGE PORTER BUTTON, son of Jesse

W. Button and

born

Alice Loveland

married I'anuic Craw of Chatham, Out.

;

(

at

Paxton,

111.

Schlosser) Button

address, Paxton,

;

;

111.

CHILDREN. Ji:ssiE.

ELIZA GORGAS, Gorgas

(Atkinson)

;

daughter of Joseph Gorgas and vSophia married Daniel Chapman, M. D., of

Lyons, N. Y.

CIIILDREX. Caroline, CoKOEl.IA, kSAI{.\lI,

AlGl'.STINE.

CHRISTIANA GORGAS, born Feb. 12, 1812. at Eli/.abethtown, Pa. danghtur of Joseph C^orgas and vSojihia (Atkinson) Gorgas married Jonathan Zerbe of Osnaburg, O., Oct. 16, ;

;

i;'.-i;-

r

?"-;-:•;

i

THE 1834.

He was

born

WIDE^'HRS. iSii,

Jul_y 5,

21

and died June

She

1S75.

26,

died jTily 17, 1900.

ClULDKKX. *Fkaxki.in',

bom

June

29, ISHP.

Ci.arineS.,

"

Feb.

J

]\Iaky Eliza,

"

^lav. Ui, 1S43.

Jkkome

CoKDi-LiA

i:.,

1841.

8,

"

July

Ida,

"

:\Iar. IS,

Ei.LA Fkance.s,

"

July

Bkaixf.ki),

18-15.

7,

1848.

10, 1853.

*I)ied in infancy.

NoTK.

—The records of

llic

Zeibe branch were prepared by

Mit?.'^

Ida

/erbe, Cleveland, Ohio.

CORDEIJA

E.

ZERPjE, born June

29,

1S39

of Jonathan Zerbe and Chri.stiana (Gorgas) Zerbe

;

;

daughter

married Ed-

Nov. 10, 1864. He v/as born Mar. 29, 1833. iSlrs. Ba3dis.s was a wojnan of extraordinary beauty and musical talent inherited by several of her children. Her daugliter, Eillian Bayliss, is an artist of great promise, her minatures having been accepted for exhibition in New York, and the Buffalo and St. Louis Expositions. She has recentlj- made some of the illustraxslrs. Baytions of Winston Chuichill's book, "The Crossing." liss died Apr. 22, 18S2.

ward

P-ayliss,

ClIILDinOX. CiiAKLKs,

Jkkomk Zkrhe,

Edwin IUtiivkx,

boni Oct. " July " Jan.

21,

ISGo.

22, 1867. 17, 1870.

AViLLAui),

"

Jan.

Lillian-,

"

Feb. 20, 1875.

JERO^HC ZERBE BAYEISS,

9,

1873.

.son of born July 22, 1S67 married Ag;

Edvv-ard Bayliss and Cordelia E. (Zerbe) Bayliss

;

nes Eidalie Martin, Jan. 21, 1902.

EDWIN

RI;THVI'
son of I'M ward Bayliss and Cordelia E. ried Josejjhine Pa.sdcrnik,

June

i-jj,

1893.

born Jan. (Zerbe)

17,

Bayli.ss

1870 mar;

;

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THE WIDHNERS.

2i6

CHILDKEN. CoKDELiA

born Apr.

]M]i:iA>t,

1805.

0,

Ikexe,

"

Doc.

9,

MAKdrEKiTE,

"

Aug.

9, 1898.

1S97.

WIEEARD Bayli5is

BAYEESS, born Jan. 9, 1S73 son of Edward and Cordelia E. (Zerbe) Bayliss married Celesle Cham;

;

berlain, Oct. 18, 1902.

CJilLDIiEX. AViij.AiiD Zfmv.k,

CEARIXE

S.

l)0)n lY'b.

ZERBE,

1904.

1,

born Eeb.

18,

H. Hunt, July

Hunt

is

1865.

i,

He was

born Juric

;

;

1S40.

3,

President of the Union National Jinnk,

prominent and greatly respected

daughter of married James

1S41

Jonatlian Zerbe and Christiana [Gorgas] Zeibe

James IE

Massillon, O., a

citizen.

CHILDREX. Maiue Louise,

l)oni Apr. 6, lS(i7.

I'ekLki:,

"

Uei.i-.n,

"

Feb. L'S, 1870. " "

!\[ARIE EOUESE HUNT, born Apr. 6, 1867; daughter married i ArJames H. Hunt and Clarine S. [Zerbe] Hunt cher Corns, Oct. 28, 1892, 2Roberl IE Day, June 29, 1898. Mr. Day is a son of Judge Day of Revena, O., and brother of Ex. of

;

Sec'y of State,

Wm.

R. Day.

He

prominent Republican

a

is

in

Stark Co., O. CI EEizAiiKTii

HrxT,

PER EEE HUNT, sister of al

Bank,

Clarine

vS.

J

May

boni

27, 1899.

1902.

.Tari. 2,

born Eeb.

[Zerbe] lEuit

Robert H. Day, Ivlassillon,

LI )1 EX. "

Marcaket,

Hunt and

11

;

1870 married

28,

Sept. 27, 1900

;

;

son of James H.

Anim Barnes

O. cinLi));i:x.

Katiiki;in-):

1>av,

bmii

Da}-,

Cashier, Eirst Nation-

.
21, T.iOl.

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i

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X

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WIDHNERS.

217

daughter born Mar. 16, 1843 married Jona(Gorgas) Zerbe of Jonathan Zerbe and Christiana ^^-'^ ^''''' ^'''^''' than Prescott Burton, Feb. 9, i^l^- ^^^- ^"^^^^^ 1S99. He was a prominent business 30, 1.S20. and died Junes, Companies. man of Massillon, O., and President of several Coal

ELIZA ZERBE,

T^IARY

;

;

CIllLDin'.X.

born ]>ec. " JaiK

Ai.icK Coi.nKArni, (^1

;,^j,

\^

Jonathan

8,

1S71.

16, 1873.

I'ju^roTT, Jr., "

-Tan. Vi, l«7(i.

"

^'ov. 9, 1881.

Corin-NKV,

CALBP.AITII BURTON,

ALIC]^.

born Dec.

8,

1871

;

Eliza (Zerbe) daughter of Jonathan Prescott Burton and ^^lary married John Evans Mc Lain, Jr., June 15, 1S99. Burton ;

cinLPi;]:x. ?^Jauv

IUkton,

Ixjrn Jan. 16, 1902.

JONATHAN PRESCOTT BURTON,

born Jan. 12, .Mary Eliza (Zerbe) son of Jonathan Prescott P.urton and 1S76 >L'. married Kate Winston Burnham, Jan. S, 1903; Bu'rto'n at this time resides Burton succeeded his father in business and JR.,

;

;

in Cleveland, O.

CIIILPKEX. born Oct.

Winston PRh>o>rT,

1904.

lo,

JEROME BRAINERD ZERBE,

born July 7. ^^Vd married Zerbe (Gorgas) Christiana and Zerbe Jonathan son of 2Susan j'jchelberger. I Lily Reeder ;

;

;

CniLDbbX. 1st Wife.

born Apr.

Ln.Y May,

A

poll, \\]\n (lied in

i:-,

187'). »

infancy.

'2nd \Vifo..

yiAiioAin-r,

JkKO.MK I'.KAINKKI), Ju.,

LILY

MAY

ZERBE,

born June "

J ul v

0,

lOO.'l.

2(),

l!i04.

born Apr.

13,

1875; daughter

of

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THE

2i8

Jerome Brainerd Zerbe and don Cary, Jan. 28, 1902.

WI]:)ENKRS. (Reeder) Zerbe

lyily

married

;

vShel-

CHILDREN. RACirAKi. DrcHAiTEL,

born Apr.

IDA ZERBE, born Nov. Zerbe and Christiana (Gorgas)

13, 1903.

daughter of Jonathan prominent in educational circles, member of the Ohio \\'o]iian's Pre.ss Club, Daughter of the American Revolution and other civic orders. Address,

Cleveland,

iS,

1S4S

Zerbe

;

teacher, author,

;

O.

EELA FRANCES ZERBE,

born July 10, 1853; daughmarried Jonathan Zerbe and Christiana (Gorgas) Zerbe George Lansing Case, Feb. 3, 1SS7. Mr. Case is an attorney prominent in the Prohibition Party.

ter of

;

SOLOMON ATKINSON GORGAS, Running Pump, Lancaster Co., and Sophia (Atkinson) Gorgas

at

;

Pa

born July

son

:

of

11,

educatiori, English

1815,

Gorgas

Joseph.

married

;

Mar}- P'rancis \'ier of Breisach, Alsace, a native of France, Aug.

hardware merchant

Republican.

31,

1S20

The

father of .Mrs. Gorgas served with Napoleon First.

;

Presbyterian

;

Mrs. Gorgas commenced their married

life

;

]Mr.

Louisville,

in

and

Stark

Co.,

O., in 1S3S, and in 1.852 ren.ioved with their fann'ly to Ind-

iana,

where Mr. Gorgas conducted a hardware store at Shelby]Mrs. Gorgas still lives enjoying good health in her eighty-

ville.

.second year.

He

died at vShelbyville, Ind., Jan. 18, 189S

;

buried

at Shelbyville, Ind.

CIIILDKEX. Xki.ije (Eleaxoh,

AlJlKKT

Emma,

)

]>oni at Louisville, O.,

"

Joi^lM'il,

"

"

"

IS.'JO.

1841.

" 1814.

»

"

Lauka,

at l\ocliester, 0., 1S17.

NELLIE [ELEANOR] C^ORGAS,

born 1839, at Louisdaughter of vSolomon Atkinson Gorgas and Mar\' married Jolm N. Francis [Vicr] Gorgas education, iCnglish

ville,

Ohio

;

;

;

.Z/!;iu.n

,

,'1

.';,:

I;.

i

';

'•(

I'

THE Scott of Oxford,

Presbyterian

;

Oliio

;

AVIDENERS.

she

is

member

in

the

War

position

of D. A. R.

;

address,

;

N. Scott was a with distinction Reg. Was of the Rebellion as Capt. Co. was made pa}-master and after tlie battle of

1353 Princeton

St.,

\\'ashington,

John

C.

I).

]awyer of prominence in Indianapolis.

wonnded at the war was

Government

iiow in

fraternal societies,

219

He

ser\-ed





,

elected

Judge

Court.

of

He

President Harrison.

brother of Mrs.

J

udge Scott was

died 1898

a

buried at

;

W'ashington, Pa.

CPIILDKEX. born

X.n-K N., RrssELi. JIariusox,

"

at Iinlianapolis, Iiid.,

"

''

ALBERT JOSEPH GORGAS, Ohio

;

"

born

1

84

education, English

;

;

at Eouisville,

1,

son of Solomon Atkinson Gorgas and

(Vier) Gorgas

1861.

1S07.

Mary Francis

married Clara

vStein liUiott

Preshardware merchant Milifraternal .societies, F. & A. M., I. O. O. E. byterian County Republican Rebellion Record, Private in the tar}' died at Clerk; address, 53 Harrison St. ,, Shelby ville, Ind. of vShelbyville, Jnd., Dec. 22, 1S75

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

Shelbyville,

Ind.,

18S6

buried

;

at

Shelbyville, Ind.

CHILD! EX. J

}[i:tj:n

Makv

])orn at SllelbYvilk^ In-k, Doc. 27, 1870.

M.,

"

v.,

'•'

i:i.i.u>TT,

" "

"

" "

" Oct. " Oct.

25,

18S2.

25, 1884.

EMMA GORGAS,

born 1844, at Eouisville, Oliio daughter of Solomon Atkinson Gorgas and }vlary hVancis (\'ier) Gormarried Norman H. Strong of Elkeducation, ICnglish gas Republican he hardPresbyterian hart, Ind., May 21, 1868 address, 192 \V. Rroadway, Shell)yville, Ind. ware mercliant ;

;

;

;

;

;

;

The

Hrst year of their married life was .spent in Elkhart, wlicre Mr. Strong was then a dry goods merchant. Since tliat time Mr. vStrong has continued the hardware bmsiness at Shelby\'ille, Ind., esta1>lished l)y Mr. Gorgas in 1852. I'ran.k Gorgas Strong, their

.'1 :

!

i

I

\-:":.:

i

'.sAL

:

o^:^:l

THE soil is

WIDKNHRvS.

interested in the business.

ClIILDKEX. Fkank Gokhas,

born "

Uiisti.A,

at

Shelby ville, '"'

"

FRANK GORGAS STRONG, Shelb>-ville, lud.

gas) Strong

;

education,

Shelbyville, Ind., b3-terian

;

son of

;

Nov.

liul.,

"

17, 1869.

.Jan. IJ,

born Nov.

17,

bS73.

1S69,

at

Norman II. Strong and Enima (GorKngUsh married Emma Scliroeder of ;

June

hardware merchant PresKnights of Pythias Republican;

1S99

15,

fraternal societies,

;

;

;

address, Shelbyville, Ind.

URSULA STRONG,

born Jan. 11, 1S73, at .Shelbyville, daughter of Norman H. Strong and P^mma (Gorgas) vStrong married Rev. B. M. Nyce of ^^'arsa^v, Ind., Dec. 22, 1S94 Presbyterian address, 247 Genesee St., he minister Eockport, N. Y. Ind.

;

;

;

;

;

CIIILDUEX. MakkI.kv, IXoioiAX Stkoxg, Hamii/iux GuitGAs, ]'>EN'jA.Mi\

Jii.,

iit Lockport " " " " "' "

bori)

,

Is.

Y., Juh-20,

"

IS'.H).

July 27, 1899. July 3,1901.

"

EAURA GORGAS, born ^lay 23, 1847, at Rochester, O. daughter of vSolomon Atkinson Gorgas and Mary Francis (\"ier) Gorgas; education, English married GeorgeW. Fleming of ShelRepublican he Doctor Episcopal byville, Ind., May, 187S address, 192 \\'est Broad\\'ay, Shclbyvilie, Ind. First marriage was to Thomas K. Wilson of Indianapolis, Ind., in 1S66., one ;

;

child,

;

;

;

Harry C. Wilson, born

;

died in St. Paul,

in 1867,

Minn.,,

in 1892.

JOSIAH GORG.AS.

born July

1S18, near Eli'/.abcthtown,

i,

sonof Joseph Gorgas and vSopliia (Atkinson) Gorgas edmarried Amelia Gayle, daughter of ucation, at West Point Pa.

;

;

;

Gov. Ga3-le of Ala.,

Dec.

29,

1S53

;

Episcopal

;

Military PvC-

Mexican War, Chief of Ordinance Confederate Democrat died at Tuskahjosa, Ala., May 15, 1883

cord, scr\-ed in

States

;

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THE WIDENERS. buried

at Tiiskaloosa,

Ala.

CHlLDPvEX. "William Ckawfoud,

born

at ]\Iobile, Ala., Oct. 8,

"

1854.

JK.S.SIE,

"

"

Maky Gayle,

"

CniusTiXE A.AiKLiA, :\Iakia Baynk, liRHAi;!) IJAYXKSwoin

" "

" Auau^ta, Me,, Oct. L'^i, 1S57. " Cliarle.'^toii, S. C, June 4, 1859. " " " Aug. 4, ISOl.

"

"

Ji,

"

Mjir. 17, 185(3.

Va.,

Ilicliiijoiid,

Nov.

P^xtract from a sketch of the life of General Jo.siah

3,

Chief of Ordnance of the Confederate

vStates.

LS()4.

Gorga.s

(Furnished by the

kindnes.s of his daughter Jessie Gorgas, University, Ala.)

Among the distingui.shed oflicers of the Confederate Government, the Chief of Ordnance, General Josiah Gorgas, was probably more higlily appreciated b\' those who had ])ersonal or official contact

with him than any other chief of Bureau, and at the less known b}- the general public. His er;ergy,

same time he was

and great ability impressed all persons who v.cre brought into intercourse with him, and they knew and felt liis power. W'itli the general public he was shrinking and modest activity,

to the last degree, so that his

name was

wonderful capacity was not seen nor

not

felt,

discus.sed,

and his

except in the acti\e

discharge of his duties.

He

West Point on age of 19 and graduated in the class of 1S41. He innucdiately became an Ordnance officer and ser\ed imtil iS.}.5 when he went to Europe on a leave of absence and returned in 1S46 to W^atervliet Arsenal. the

i.st

entered the U. S. Military Acaderu}' at

of Juh-, 1837, at the

He went into service in the Mexican War, Mar. 3, i<"^47. was promoted and made First Eieutenant and was at the siege of Vera Cruz, where he served with distinction and had charge of the Ordnance Depot there. He served through the war and in 1S53 was in connnand of Mt. W-rnon Arsenal, Ala., where he became acquainted with and married Mi.ss Amelia Gayle, daughter of Ex-Governor John Gayle. He subsecjuently ser^•ed at Keniicbeck,

Me.,

Chavlestou, S. C. and, Frankford near

I'liila-

•.'If

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widexp:rs.

delphia. In October, iS6o, he was chosen a member of the Ordnance Board and served until April, 1861, wlien he resigned and cast his lot with the Confederate vStates, and moved to Ala., and was made Chief of Ordnance by Pres. 13avis of the Confederate States, and immediately went to work to supply the wants of the

He found the Confederacy wholly lacking in supand it Avas due to his management, energy and skill, that manufacturing plants sprung up, and a .skillful systeu) of blockade running established tliat for a long time defied the vigilance He establislied agents of the northern army and navy officers. in iCurope and provided arms and ammunition for the armies in the field. After the siege of Vicksburg Gen. Grant was glad to exchange his old muskets for the more modern ones captured from the Confederates. Confederacy. plies

Pi'of. J.

W.

Mallet of the University of \'irginia,

Lieutenant Colonel, served with Gen. Gorgas, it

may

says.

\A\o as a

"I believe

be safely claimed that General Gorgas created and manefficient Bureau of tlie Confederate Vfar Depart-

aged the most

Bureau which was based upon the most scanty re\v3.s called upon to respond to the most .special, the most varied and the most urgent demands and which was develop)ed to the highest degree of elhciency, in spite

ment

;

that

sourses at the outset, which

of the .serious difiiculties arising f]-om the ever shifting conditions

imposed by the events of the 'war." President Davis in his book says.

was

Grcn. J.

ments, for all

Gorgas,

tlie

crowned

a

"Tlie Chief of Ordnance

man remarkable

scientific attain-

for his

highest administrative capacity and moral

b}- zeal

and

fidelity to his trusts in

results greatly disproportioned to the

means

purity,

which he achieved

at his

command."

After the war Gen. Gorgas went to Alal)ama, where he became Superintendent of the Briarfield Iron Works and recon-structed

them and while there became Vice Chancellor

of the

and in 1S77 he was elected President of the Uni\-ersity of Alabama, and removed to Tu.skaloo.sa. The General's health failed and he died at Tuskaloosa, Ala., ]\biy 15, 1SS3. Suitable honors were |:>aid his morUniversity of

tlie

vSouth at Sewanee,

Tennessee,

THE WIDENERS.

re\'creut1y

commited



facility, students and a large concourse of citizens and afTectionatcly assisted in the last sad rites which

tal reuiaiii.s

liis

dust to earth.

life, General Gorgas was careful and regular performance of his duties, cultivated, siini^le in his tastes and modest in liis deportment, fanliful to his fan)ily and frierids, upright and honorable in all his dealings. (The original sketch was published at E.ichniond, A'a.,

In his personal

in the

18S5.)

COL.

WJLEIAM CRAWEORD GORGAS,

1854, at Mobile,

Ala.

[Gayle] Gorgas

;

of Cincinnati, O.,

Army

;

born Oct.

son of Gen. Josiah Gorgas and

education, college Sept. 15, 18S5

;

;

married

ISIarie

INIedical Officer

3,

Ariielia.

Doughty

in the

U

S.

and Ass't. Surgeon, June 16, 18S0, Capt. and Ass't. Surgeori, June 16, 1S85, Major and vSurgeon Volunteers, July 6, 1S98, Major and Surgeon Regulars, Aug. 6, 1898, Col. and Ass't. vSurgeon General by Special Act Took of Congress for extirpating Yellow Eever from Havana. Degree B. A. at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., in 1S75, M. D. at r.ellevue Hospital :\Iedical College, New York, 1879, Doctor of Science, Honorary, University of Tenn, 1903. Address, Governor's Island, New York, X. Y. ;

Episcopal

;

Eirst Eieut.

CniLDIlEN. born

An.i.KX TvsTiK,

al Tuscaloosa,

Ala.,

Sept. 15, 18.S9.

SARAH ATKINvSON, daughter of Thomas A. Atkinson married Chas. Albriglit of and vSalonie [Widener] Atkinson Cambridge, O. he was Congiessmaji from Ohio. ;

;

HON. THOMAS cooncreek.

Pa.

son of

;

M.

ATKINSON,

l.orn

Thomas A. Atkinson

anid

17S7,

Ra-

at

Salome

[\\'id-

Atkinson education, jmblic school and at Diniker's School at Ephrata, Fa. married vSallie Sonnners of Germanprinttown, Pa., daughter of Leonard vSonnners, Mar. 4, 1804 Reer editor of "Crawford County Messenger" Episcopal

encr]

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24

WIDHNi'RS.

publican. Member of Pennsyh-ania Legislature for lo vears Treasurerof Crawford Co., Pa., from 1S20 to 1S32. PuUished the first paper Avest of the Allegheny Mountains in the II. vS. one of the founders of Allegheny College, and wilh John Alden

;

;

-started

the

ville. Pa.,

first

1837

Sunday School

in

Aleadville. Pa.

Died at Mead-

she died at Meadville, Pa., ]an.

;

i

187

•;

CHTLDREIX. Hexrietta,

boni at :\Ieaavilk\ Pa., 1805.

S.\LOME,

II

ii

.i

i,

jg^j-

Eliza,

"

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jj;^,^'

jgy*

Sakah

Ax.v,

TnoMAs,

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(<

(,

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Sophia,

"

ArGU.'^TA,

a

Maky Ania.AiDi:,

" "

MoxKOE,

" :i

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n

n

" "

"

1S22.

"!>],.

Fraxcis and Lehman, twins, died

]9, 1825.

in infancy.

PIEXRIETTA ATKIXSOX,

born 1805, at iMeadville, daughter of Thomas A. Atkinson and Sallie [Souiniers] Atkinson married i Thomas Baldwin, 2Robert Uc Collough Pa.

;

;

;

died at Mead\ille, Pa., 18S1.

CHILDREN. One

.'^011

wlio died in infancy.

SALOME ATKINSON, born 1807, at Meadviile, Pa. daughter of Thomas A. Atkinson and Sally (Sommers) Atkinson married John McP\arland of Meadviile, Pa. second Avife was Augusta Atkinson. ;

;

;

CIlILDIMvX. C;Et)R(;iA\A, 'J"ll()>L\S,

John, 3lAi;i;AK!:r,

AHciniiAi.u, AVii.i.iAM.

GEORGIAXA Mc PARRAXD,

born

at

Mend ville,

Pa.

jlM-

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THE WIDENERS.

225

daughter of John :\IcFar]and and'Salonie (Atkinson) :McEarland; he lawyer. married Seth Todd Perley of Erie, Pa. ;

THO^L\vS :\IcFAREAND, born Joh.n

at :\Ieadvil)e, Pa.

MoFarland and Salome (Atkinson)

Anna Rupp

of Mcadville, Pa.

;

McEarland

son of

;

married

;

died Oct. 18, 1891,

CIllLDlIEX. ThOMA'::,

J)!.,

Fannv.

JOIIN Mcl'AREAXD, of

JR., born at Meadville, Pa.

John MoFarland and Salome (Atkinson) IMcFarland

ried Eliza

Dunham

of Meadville, Pa.

;

;

;

.son

mar-

died 1895.

CJIILDREX. nianieJ Charles Idc.

Salomi:,

'

Alfro), MAKOAKirr.

^L-\RGAR}<:T :\IcFAREAND, bom at :\leadville, Pa. daughter of John MoFarland and Salome (Atkinson) MoFarmarried James Horner of Pittsburg, Pa. land ;

;

CIlILDPvEX. Jo}IN,

(tKOKGIA,

Frank.

ARCHDkXLD McFAREAND,

born at Meadville, Pa. ^.IcFarland .son of John Mcl-arlaud and Salome (Atkinson) married vSophie McGa\v.

;

;

ClilLPlJFX. ADEf.AIDK,

LorisK, Soi'iiiK

vSOPIHlv ibald

VnaUNiA.

VIRGINIA McFARRAND,

Mcl'arland

Henry Kantner.

and Sophie (,McGn\v)

daughter of Archmarried

Mcl-arland

;

Ji'

v'll!' !'">''.

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THE WIDENERS.

226

CmLDREX. Harold, ArorsTA,

Leon A, GltACH.

WILLIAM McFARLAND, of

born

at Meach-ille,

John ]McFarlancl and Salome [Atkinson] Mcl'arland

Mary

Ellen Clark

died July lo,

;

Pa. ;

son married ;

1SG3.

CIIILDKEX. died Dec.

T. KiHic,

H.

14, ISS?.

AV.

SARAH ANN

ATKINvSON, born 1S12, at Meadville, daughter of Thomas A. Atkinson and Sally [Sommers] Atkinson married i Edward Stebbins, 2joseph Douglas. Pa.

;

;

CIIILrP.EX. Elizabetif,

Delilah,

Edwakd, Thomas, Adelau)]':

M.

ELIZABETH STEBBINS, and Sarah

Ann

daughter of Edward Stebbins [Atkinson] Stebbins married James Stewart. ;

CHILDPvEX. OiTO Kelsey, ALb):iiT E])\vard,

James Henry,

Henky

Stekuins,

MAKfJAKET, Sarah.

DELILAH and Sarah Ann 2j. Harrington.

STEP.BINS, (Atkinson)

daughter of Edwc^rd Stebbins married 1 William P'ry,

vStebbins

;

CTHLDItEX. MA);f;AaET,

Mary

died at Moadvillt',

Ai)Elau>k, married

I'a.

^\'nl. Aiuiivw!-',

one child, Stanley.

It

I.'

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THE WIDRNERS. THOMAS Ann

vSTRBBINS,

(Atkinson) Stebl)ins

;

sou of

227

Kdward

and Sarah

vStebbiiiS

married Carrie Cobonrne.

ClilLDllEX. Im)\vai;i),

IlAriiK,

A LBEKT.

THOMAS ATKINSON, Thomas A. Atkinson and EHza Peiffer.

born at T\Ieadville. Ta. (Sonnners) Atkinson

vSally

son of

;

married

;

CTIILDKEX. Gkorge, Hkxky.

vSOPHIA ATKINSON, born at Meadvibe, Pa. daughter Thomas A. Atkinson and Sab}- (vSommers) Atkinson mar;

of

ried

;

Major John Clark. ClIILDKEX. Sakah, AVn.T.iAM,

married Annie Hall. " Harry Sheparson, one son, Frederick C.

1Ii:xi;y,

Axxn:,

SAKAH CKARK, (Atkinson) Clark

;

daughter of John Chirk and married h'ritz Bemis.

Sophia

CIIILDREX. JOTIX, Fi:aniv',

IIkkmax, Ella, Ar.i',i:KT,

IIKXICV.

AUGUSTA ATKINSON, ter of

Thomas A. Atkinson and

born

at

Sally

Meadville, Pa.

married John McP'arland (her brother-in-law.)

CfllLDKEX. Sai.omi",

;

daugh-

(Sommcrs) Atkinson

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22S

^Malcolm, Sakaii a.

vSAEO^IE ^JcFARLAND, daughter and

Augusta Cooper, M. D.,

(Atkhison) of

McFarhmd

;

of

John McFarland,

married

J.

Morrell

Johnstown Pa. criiLDiu:x.

LlXZIE,

Joiix

I3f.kti;a>[,

Ja>!i:s.

^IALCOL^^ ?\IcFARLAXD, Augusta (Atkinson) :McFarLand

;

son of John McFarland and married Laura Zinmierman.

CI1ILI)KE.\. IlAKIi.Y So.MMKKS,

Fkaxk

^[oKi;i:i,L,

SaKAH

A'l'Kl.V.-U.V.

MARY

ADJ^LAIDK ATKINSON, born 1822, at Meaddaughter of Tliomas A. Atkinson and S'dlie (vSommers) Atkinson married George McFiroy of Lancaster, Pa., ville,

Pa.

;

:

;

2Harmon

S.

Conger

of Janesville, Wis.

;

died at San Francisco,

Cak, 1S96.

ClULmiVS. IJor.ACE

Lrcv

}il(.

inanied Fkucnce JJuchanan,

l']i.Ki)v,

J)ri>L];v Cu.\(;kk.

LUCY DUDLEY CONGER. daughter of ILnmon S. Conger and >Lary Adekiide (Atkinson) Conger married Ira Ramsdclk ;

CHILD] {EX. Ilo.MKK.

DR. ^lONROE Meadville,

I-a.

;

ATKINSON,

son of Hon.

born Feb.

19,

Thomas A. Atkinson and

mers") Atkinson education, Allegheny College Sophia Pinks of Woodstock, A"t., June 20, 18.16 ;

;



1S25,

at

Sally (Som-

married Jane Physician and

i

)

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WIDENERS.

229

Record, Surgeon in Mexican charge of Tanipico Hospital during Mexican War, crossed the Rock}- Mountains man}' times, Irad a great knowledge of frontier life and habits of the Indians, and spoke many of tlie native Indian languages died at Eos Angeles, vSurgeon

War

;

;

Episcopal

;

T^Iililary

Had

Republican.

;

Cab, Aug.

19, 1S96.

CllILDKEX. Ixnn

T\ ATi: ?»r()M;oi:,

M.\j;y

"

Ai.ki,aij)K,

at AVood^tock, Vt.,

Mar.

" Mcadville, Pa.,

TNlay 10,

KATE MONROE ATKINSON, \\^oodstock,

\i.

;

;

Latimer's Private School,

1850.

1855,

at

Monroe Atkinson and Jane

daughter of Dr.

Sophia (Pinks) Atkinson

born Mar. 27,

27, 1855.

education,

school

public

Woodstock,

\'t.

and Miss

married Paul J. editor of "Radiant ;

Boelime of Pittsburg, Pa., June 20, 1S79 adhe traveler for Wilcox vSilver Plate Center" Episcopal of Musdress, 2016 O. St. Wa.shington, B. C. Principal four years ical Conservatory, Pittsburg Female College and music two years ;

;

;

at St.

Mary's Episcopal

vSchool.

MARY ADELAIDE

ATKINvSON, born May 10, 1S59, daughter of Dr. Alonroe x\tkinson and Jane education, Pittsburg Female College, Sophia (Pinks) Atkinson married Walter Burlington, N. J. Plall, Mary's four years, St. Epi.seopal 18S6 Apr. Conn., 12, ISIeriden, of Lyman Cheney St., Wasliaddress, 2016 O. Plate Silver Wilcox he traveler for literary work. in engaged is 2Slrs. Cheney ington, D. C. at iVreadville, Pa.

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;

;

;

;

;

MAO'TIIEW

ATKINSON,

born

1781

;

printer,

lived

Widener Boyer's home in Ilarrisburg with one son, Rueben. Matthew died at Mrs. Olewines' on an island in the Susquehanna River, opposite Coxestown, and was buried from the home of Widener Boyer, Harri.sburg. Buried on the same plot with Penelope and Mrs. Olewine. There \\-ere twelve south,

came

to

children, none surviving.

He

died Dec.

PENliLOPE ATKINSON,

7,

1S60.

born Jan. 20, 17S9,

at Harris-

.'rf

fit

I

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230

WIDEXERvS.

daughter of Thomas Atkinson and Salome (Wideneducation, English married William \V. Eo}'er Atkinson

burg, Pa. er)

;

;

;

of Philadelphia, Pa.

;

died at Harrisburg, Pa., 1869.

CUILDIJEX. WiDENKK

'William,

l)orn

WIDEXER WTELIAM Carlisle, Pa.

son)

Bo3'er

Young

;

common

education,

Repuljlican. Lutheran Boyer \A-ere prepared b}'^ Mar)-

er

at

W. Boyer

of Harrisburg, Pa., Ma}-

Harrisburg, Pa., Mar\'

ter}-.

1S96, at

Young

Ji.

6,

]8ri.

born Jan. 6, iSii, at and Penelope (Atkin-

school

14.,

The

;

;

Jan.

Carlisle, I'a.,

BOATER,

son of William

;

;tl

;

Mary

married

]\I.

carriage manufactur-

1834 records of Widener William ;

Died

Bo3-er of Harri.sburg, Pa.

buried at ]\It. Kalma Cenie23, 1S92 Boyer, wife of Widener Bo\-er died i\iay 24, vSe])t.

;

Harrisburg, Pa.

CUILDJJEX. Ed\\'.\k]),

Sylvrstck,

J.

born at Ilarrisbnrg, Pa., Apr. 11, IS-So. " " " " July 7, lSo7. Died Aug. 7, Sol. born at Harri.^liurg, Pa., Jan. 1, 18-10. " " " " ]Mayl7, 1812. " " " " >;ov. 13, 1844. " " " " Mar. 24, 1846. J

*Mai;y ELizAiiirrn, 8AML-EL Young, Katiikixk,

IIkxkv Eklix, *I''nmarried.

P:DWARD BOYER,

born Apr. 11, 1835, at Harrisburg. and Mary (Young) Boyer edmarried Sarcdi J. Atlick of Meclianicsucation, connnou school Lutheran Carriage Manufacturer burg, J'a., Dec. 25, 1856 served in the Militia during the Rebellion Military Record, address, Harri.sburg, Pa. Republican Pa.

;

son of Widener

W. Boyer

;

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;

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;

;

;

ClllLDltEX. CiKoitGF.

Makv

ArruMC,

]]liza];f:tj[,

born "

at Harri.sburg. Pa.,

"

GEORGb: ATTICK IsOYER, Harrisburg, Pa. Bo>-er

;

;

.son

of iCdward

"

born

"

Sept. 19, LS57.

Feb.

Sept.

Boyer and Sarah

19, J.

2,

1863.

iS;,/,

at

(Attick)

married Ella Dalilgren I'radlcy of Jkiltimorc, Md.,

Jan.

;-,?•/•'

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J

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THE

WDJENERvS.

19, iSSi.

CTIILDKEX. born Sept. " Nov.

EinvARD,

Ikkxk Attrr,

]S82.

29,

14, 1883.

IRENE ATTICK BOYER,

born Nov. 14, 1S83 daughmarGeorge Attick Eoyer and Ella D. (Bradley) Boycr

ter of

;

;

ried Earl

address,

Richmond Thomas Baltimore, Md.

of Baltimore, Md.,

Jan. 20,

1904

;

MARY ELIZABETH BOYER,

born Feb. 2, 1863, at daughter of Edward Boyer and Sarah J. (Atmarried John Patterson iNlcCrea of Belfast, Ire-

Harrisburg, Pa.

Boyer

tick)

;

;

land, Oct. II, 18S3

address, Pittsburg, Pa.

;

CHILDREX. born at

Boyki;,

.\Li;Eirr

I'ittsburg,

July

Pa.,

17, 1885.

SA!\IUEE Y. BOYER, born May 17, 1842, at Harrislnirg, eduson of Widener W. Boyer and Mary Young Bo5-er married Sarah A. Shoop of Millersburg, cation, connnon school Pa.

;

;

;

Pa. Sept. II, 1S66 lican

;

Lutheran

;

served iu the Militia

;

died at Harrisburg, Pa., Sept. 22,

risburg, Mt.

Raima

1903

;

;

Repub-

buried at Har-

Cemeter}-.

CIJILDREX. born at " "

Lai'ka Elizat.etji, (iKACi:,

*Wn,LiAM

"

AV]I)i;ni:k,

TIarrisV)urg, Pa., Sept. 11, 18tj9.

"

"

"

"

"

*I)ied in infancy.

LAURA ELIZABETH BOYER,

born Sept. 11, 1S69, at daughter of Samuel Y. Boyer and Sarah A. (vShoop) Boyer; mairiedj. Carlton Dalce of Harrisburg- P^^-address, Philadel})hia, Pa. Oct. 21, 1S90 Harrisburg, Pa.

;

;

ciij]j>];kn.

born

lli:i.i:.v,

J.

Caklton,

.Ti;.,

"

at Carlisle, Pa., ''

"

'•

May Nov.

8, 18;t2.

20,

lvS;i4.

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THE WIDENERS.

232

KATHRINE BOYER,

born Nov. 13, 1844, at Harrisburg, daughter of Widener William Boyer and Mary ^I. (Young) Boyer education, common scliool married William Bartlett Chadwick of Dover, N. H., June 10, 1S73 Lutheran he served through War of Rebellion address, Harrisburg, Pa. Mr. Chadwick died July 15, 1899, and is buried at Mt. Kalma Cemetery, Harrisburg, Pa. Pa.

;

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;

;

CHILDREN. Mary EMZAinixn, Neluk Bartlett,

born at

lhuTift])ur
"

"

r.u-E Haven-,

"

"

" "

Clara Louise,

"

"

"

"

" Jan. 21, 1877. " Jan. ]0, 1880.

CEARA LOUISE CHADWICK,

born Jan. 19. 1880, at daughter of William B. Chadwick and Kathrine [Bo3'er] Chadwick married Frank Claire Eoose of HarrisHarrisburg,

Pa.

;

;

burg, Pa., Jan. 26, 1904

;

address, Harrisburg, Pa.

HENRY FELIX BOYER,

born Mar. 24, 1846, at Harand Mary [Young] Boyer education, conimon school married Eran.cis Weaver .of Sunbury, Pa., July 18, clerk Republican address, 1869 Harrisburg, Pa. vShe died Dec. 8, 1882, at Harri.sburg, Pa. risburg, Pa.

son of Widener

;

W. Boyer

;

;

;

;

;

CHILDUEX. Fkaxk AVniGUT, Aluk Weavkk,

l>orn at JlarrLsburg, Vn., Sept. 5,

"

"

"

"

Feb.

1870.

21, 1877.

FRANK WRIGHT

BOYE
risburg, Pa.

Boyer 1S89

;

;

son of

;

clerk

;

address, Philadel])hia,

Pa.

CHILDKlvV. KoBKKT Hi.NKV, Joiix Deck,

WEAVER

ALICE risburg, Pa.

;

born

at

lluiniuolslown, Pa.,

"

"

I'hiladelphia,

"

Apr. Dec.

7,

]8!)0.

2, ]8!(().

BOYIiR, born Feb. 21, 1877, at Hardaughter of Henry F. Boyer and I^rancis (Wcav-

Xl '

,;;f

IT)

,<\v

i

.s.[i\

THE er)

Boyer

July

13,

\V1DEX]U^S.

married AVilson L.

;

1900

Dettera of Pliiladelj-hia,

Fa.,

address, Philadelphia, Pa.

;

daughter of Thomas A. Atkinson married Vv'illiam Fremolc and Salome (Widener) Atkinson died and buried at Plarrisl)urg, Pa.

SUvSAN ATKlKvSON,

;

;

CIlILDiiEX. Pknklopk, ]Maky,

Salome, married a Mr. Young and anoved west.

WARY

FREMOLI^,

vSusan (Atkinson) Fremole risburg, Pa.

;

;

daughter of W'illiam Eremole and died at Karmarried E. Olewine ;

buried at Harrisburg, Pa.

CHILDREX. AmKI'.K'A,

Maiiv, Geoikie.



Note. America married Samuel Stra^'baugli, lived at Maysville, Pa. Mary married Jacob Halabough, both dead, no children.

daughter of Peter Widener and Susan married Daniel C. Clymer, .son of George Clymer, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

^TARY W1DP:NER,

[Gitter]

Widener

;

CHILDIJEX. William, ]']d'.vai;i),

Annje,

married Miss

(See page 43.

TIcister.

TIJ]-:

234

PHILIP

WIDENKRS.

PETER WEIDNER.

PHIIJP PE'J'ER WEIDNER, born 1799, at Erlenbach, Canton Kandcl, Rheinfaltz, Bavaria, Germany ;" married ]\rargaret Gale of the same place chnrcli, German Evangelist Lutheran. This branch of the Weidners came to the TTnited States about 1S52, and located at Dayton, O. Mr. Peter \A'eidner sa3-s, that a branch of his family emigrated man}- years before and settled near Germantown, Pa. No doubt one of the old families hereinbefore mentioned. Had a sister ^vho married Mr. Plerter, see following pages. Died at Dayton, Ohio, 1863 buried at Dayton, Ohio, Woodland Cemetery. ;

;

CIIILDKEX.

Elizahetii,

born at Erlenbadi Kheinfaltz, Germany, Aug. 9, 1823. horn at Erleiibacb, Kbeinfaltz, Germany,

John,

born

J.vco]!

PiDLiP,

"

1S27.

Germany,

at birlenbach, lilicinfaltz,

Dec.

2, bs2s>.

3I1CHAEL,

born

at

Erlenbach,

Pkter,

born

at

Erienbacb, Ivbeinfaltz, (Tcrniany, July 19, 1839.

Iiheinl'altz,

(k-nnany, Apr. 12, 18.32.

JACOB PPIILIP WP:IDNER, born Aug. 9, 1S23, Erlenbach, Canton Kandel, Rheinfaltz, Ba\-aria, Germany ;

at .son

Weidner and Margaret (Gale) ^\'eidner educamarried Anna Marie Nauerth on .Sept. 5, tion, common school 1S53 iron worker cliurch, German Evangelist Ijitheran public oflrce held, Democrat Superintendent City Hospital of Philip Peter

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

New

emigrated

in vSept., 1850, locating at

moving

Dayton, Ohio in Dec., 1S51.

to

Orleans, Pa., later re-

CHJLDPEX. born

Jojix,

at

Dayton,

Oliio,

Apr.

7,

1854.

Jiiea

Joiix,

11.,

born

at T'uyton, Ohio,

July

Died Lovisi;,

born at Dayton,

()\no,

19, 185-1.

Apr. 11,1855. Dei;. 0, 18.55.

Sept. 5, 1857..

)

nA

THE Makie, William,

WIDKNL-RS.

235

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

Mar.

1860.

4,

Oft. 26, 1803.'

Died Dec.

EuGKNK,

born

?d

Daylon, Ohio, IMay

]vMMA,

born

at

Dayton, Ohio,

Died Feb.

I^OUISE Ohio

WEIDXER,

daughter

;

Weidner

erth)

born Sept.

common

education,

;

Croner of Piqua, Ohio, Aug. eran

1S57,

5,

school

187S

12,

;

22,

]

873.

Dayton, (Xau-

at

2\Iarie

Edward German E'nth-

married

church,

;

ISGS.

1873.

I\lar. 18,

Weidner and Anr.a

of Jacob Philip

22,

30, 1S70.

address, Piqua, Ohio.

;

CIIILDUEX. Chaklks

born at " "

J. 'W.,

HahkyE., MAiaHLorisi:

J.,

"

" "

" "

" "

Ei-Gi:xK L.,

I'iqua,

Ohio, Nov. 8, 187'.'. " Sept. 15, 188}. " Oct. 10, 1883. "

June

1889.

6,

MARIE WEIDXER,

at Dayton, 1S60, born Mar. 4, Jacob Philip \\>idner and Anna Marie (Xaumarried Louis C. education, common .school erlh) Weidner he German Lutheran John of Dayton, Ohio, Sept. 7, 1SS2 address, Da3-ton, Ohio. wholesale grocer

Ohio

daughter

;

of

;

;

;

;

;

CllILIUJEX. born

Floki-nci: Estklli:,

IDIMA WEIDXER, Ohio erth

;

at Da\tovi,

born Mar.

iS,

Ohio,

June

1S73,

at

Weidner and Anna married education, connnon .school

daughter of Jacob Philip

Weidner

;

of Dayton, Ohio,

6,

1900

German Lntherau

;

Dayton,

ISIaric

Xau-

Ollie Rnn.ier

;

June

13, 1883.

;

he grocer;

address, Da>-ton, Ohio.

cdildkex. Amrin:

borr. at

"Wkii'-Vki;,

Dayton, Ohio, Sept.

4,

1901.

JOHX WEIDXER,

1S29, at Erknbach. born Dec. 2, son of Philip Peter Weidr.er Rheinfaltz, Eavaria, Germany married Kath.eriue Dcinzer of Dayeducation, common' school ;

;

;

)''' i

;

!

,

'W-}

,

-K,;.-'.-/^

THE Ohio,

ton,

Eutheran

Dec.

1S57

22,

WIDENl^RvS.

nieat dealer

;

fraternal societies,

;

Wnv

;

O. O. P.,

German Evangelist Drnids, Red Men ;

served in 100 days ser\-ice of the \'oliinteers

Militar}- Recoixl,

during the ton, Ohio.

I.

of

the Rebellion

Democratic

;

address,

;

Day-

CIIILDREX. Jonx A\'iLMAM,

born

Dayton, Ohio, Nov. 4, ISoS. Died Sept. 21, 19(r,, witli.nil issue. born at Dayton, Oliio, Aug. 25, 1860.

CAiaiTjNi:,

Makv, Hakkv, ^Makgahet

ELi/Ar.r.TJi,

at

"

"

"

"

" ''

Feb. 24, 18G2. ]\Iay 9,

ISCA.

Died Oct. 17, 1900, \vithonl it^puc. boii) at Dayton, Oiiio, Mar. 22, ISOS.

JOHN

\A'IEETAM' AVEIDNER, Ohio son of John W'eidner

Da>-ton,

" "

;

boni ;

Xo^^

1S5S,

4,

education, iiigh

at

School

married Florence Clawson, June 29, 1S92 Eife and Fire Insurance representative Secretary of Bucke>-e Bnildirig graduate

;

;

;

and Eoan

Ohio German Etitlieran A. M., Elks and vSon.s of buried at Woodlatid Cemetery,

Association of Dayton,

fraternal societies,

Died

Veterans.

K. of P.,

vSept. 21,

V.

1903

;

;

;

&

Dayton, Ohio.

lE^RRY WEIDXI':R, son of John iSSS, ties,

;

born

Ohio Miami University, class of fraternal socieHigh Schocd

]\Iay 9, 1S64, at Dayton.,

;

Military- Record,

ing vSpanish ;

American

:

education,

Chair of English at .Steele Phi Delta Theta P^raternity, F.

erans

Ohio

Weidner

Staff

War

died Oct. 17, 1900

;

&

and Sons of Vetof Surgeon General of Ohio durA.

I\E

Trustee of jNIiami Uuiversil.}- of Binded at Woodland CerneLery, Day-

;

;

ton, Ohio.

iVARV WPUDNER, born Feb. 24, 1S62, at Dayton, Ohio mareducation, connnon school daughter of John Weidner Germnn ried Chas. W. Engel of Da>ton, Ohio, .T\Iar. 5, 1889 address, I^a}ton, Ohio. Lutheran ;

;

;

;

;

CDILDKEX. ^\' vi.TKi:

Wkidmjj:,

born

at Diiyton, C)bio,

Xov.

21,

i8S9.

,.

/,.;''

I

^11

.>!

THE

widexp:rs.

PETER \VEIDNER, Canton Kandel,

Rites I.

edueation,

;

IvUtheran

of

Germany school

coniirion

;

Apr.

son of Philip

;

married

;

;

Susan

dealer in meat

York and

fraternal societies, both

Scottish

Masonry, T\Iystic Shrine, K. ofP., Imp. O. R. :\[., INIilitary Record, G. A. R., and Loyal Eegion the Eirst and io6tl'i Regiments of Ohio A'olunteers from

O. O. E.,

served in

at Erlenbach,

1839,

19,

of Dayton, Ohio, Dec. 13, 1870

Lydia Guenther ;

Bavaria,

Rlaeinfallz,

Peter ^W-idner traffic

born July

237

;

15, 1S61 to

successive

the close of the Rel)ellion, serving in

grades and nuistered out as a Captain of T'nited vStates Volunserved full term on Legislative Board of the Democrat teers City of Dayton, Ohio, retiring as its President. Address, Dayton, ;

;

Ohio.

CIIILDUEX. ri:];n\"

PERRY

born

;

Weidner

;

at

Daytnn,

WEIDXER,

AVIXSLOVv^

Dayton, Ohio ther]

Wixsrow,

Oct.

Oiiio,

born Oct.

189S

;

banker

;

Rites

8,

1S71,

at

son of Peter Wcidner and Susan Lydia [Gueneducation. Oliio State and .Miami l.'niversities ;

married Clare P^sther ^hieller of Los Angeles, vScotti.sli

TSTI.

8,

Cal.,

Nov.

9,

fraternal .societies, both York and Lutheran Masonry, Mystic Shrine, vSons of Veterans ;

of

Military Ivooord, Loyal Legion, Companion of the vSecond Class Guard and assisted in recruiting C-h.io Volunteer Regiments for the Spanish Americaii War, bu.t not mustered into United States service. Address, T^os xVngeles, Cal. ;

served in the Ohio National

ANNA MARLA WEIDNER, born 1S04,

at

(sister of Philip Peter, p. 234)

Erlenbach, Rhine Provienca,

lki\-aria

;

daughter

Weidner [think fir.st name was Peter, not certain] edumarried Michael Ilerter of cation, German, conunon school cliureli, Gerjnan E,vanPleisweiler, Rhine Province, Bavaria he farmer. In ]S46, Michael gelist, later German Reformed of

;

;

;

;

and children emigrated to America, kuKlon April i, 1846. He came up the river lo Louisville, Ky.. but immediately crossed over to Indiana and settled in Harrison County, and finally bought a farm in that count}-, v.here he died Dec. 7, T878. His wife, Anna Maria, died Ilerter with his

ing at

New

v^-ifc

Orle:ir,s

''•.'

' 1

;.i:-.-^

vi

i

,

ij

I

••_

}

I

THE WIDEXERS.

238

on a farm buried at

at New Middletown, Ind., Xew Middlelo\\-n, Harrison

Mar.

1S76

15,

;

both are

Co., Tnd.

CIIILDKEX. Petkh,

born

at Plcifweiler, Jfliiiie Province, Bavaria, 1S29.

"

"

"

"

"

^.ToHx,

"

"

"

" " "

*Jacob,

"

"

"

'<

<<

MaKGAKET,

"

*JrLIAX,

John,

<<

h

J-^t"«i--'

"

"

"

"

'I

<'

<<

<'

u

"

"(

<,

,,

,(

"

"

]g->j

^^.^^,^

'Tel).';j',JS42.

*Died in infancy.

PETER HERTER. ince,

born 1S29, at Pleisuciler, Rhirie Provson of Michael Herter and Anna Maria [Weldner] education, in Germany married Barbara Sipowald of

Bavaria

PTerter

;

;

;

Harrison Co., Ind., 1S49 gelical

taylor and merchant

;

fraternal societies,

;

chuicli, PZvan-

Democrat. Came to America in 1S44 ^'ind remained at New Orleans until 1S46. when he came to Harrison Co., Ind. After marriage he located at Louisville, Ky. In 1S54 or 5 he removed with his family to Chicago, 111. In i860, leaving his family with his parents he v.ent by overland route to Denver, Colo. Last heard from l:)y letter in tS6i, stating he was coming by wagon train to St. Joseph, Mo., but he never reached there, and the supposition is that he was murdered by Indians on tne western plains, as such occurences were ;

O. O. F.

I.

;

often reported in those days.

CIIILDPKX. Gecko

1:

AV.,

^

^-^^^'"-"'•^S

-

IvM.MA.

\

Live in Louisville, Ky.

MARGARET HERTER, Province, Bavaria

;

born 1831, at Pleisweiler, Rhine daughter of .Michael Herter and Anna Maria education, German married Plenry C. Senn

[Weidner] Herter Harrison Co., Ind., 1848 Methodi.st Episcopal he farmer; address, Mifflin, Crawford Co., Ind. Came to America with her father and mother in 1846, and has lived ever since on farjn.s in Harrison and Crau ford Counties, Ind. PLa husband died in ;

;

of

;

1903.

;

THE

WIDENERvS.

239

CHILDI^EN. Elizauf.th,

Gkokge

"\V.,

Anx.a,

John

"W.,

Caholixe,

Emma,

. _

Jacoi!,

JOHN HERTER,

born -May, 1S38, at Pleisweiler, Rhine ^licliael Herter and Anna Maria married Lena [WeidnerJ Herter education, common scliool farmer church, Evangelical, afterof Louisville, K5\ Democrat. Came to America with his ward German Reformed Pro\'ince,

Bavaria

son of

;

;

;

;

;

;

on farm with them all his life. Died at New buried at Harrison Co., lud., in Spring of 1S74

parents and lived I\Iiddletown,

New

;

Ind.

ISIiddletown,

CUILDREX. PmLU*, Jacoi;,

J r I.I A, IMakcaket, I\1iciiaj:i.,

^Iay.

HON. JACOB HERTER, Rhine Province,

Bavaria

^laria [Weichier] Herter

New

garet Stegar of

church,

German

;

born Feb.

3,

son of Micliael

1S42, at Lieisweiler,

Herter and Anna married Marlawyer 21, 1869

education. Seminar}'

;

Alban}-,

pA'angelical

Ind., ;

Feb.

fraternal

;

;

societies,

I.

;

O. O.

P".,

Democrat A. O. U. W. City Judge, City Attorney and Ciraddress. New Albany, Ind. cuit Judge Lost his right liand by pistol explosion on Jan. i, 1856. Left Corydon Seminary in 1862, studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1864. ;

;

;

CHILD! EN. born at Xow ;

Fkhdixaxu ^L,

Albany,

Jiid.,

Dec.

l(i,

ISti^.

1871.

CiUtiTAVi: J.,

Sepf.

Makti.n

Feb.

li,

1875.

Jan.

8,

I8S1.

1'J';ti;k,

Catukiuxk

Axxa

M.,

E.,

G,

Fe];. 14, 1885.

ir. >

.1

.!•

;

.!'.

/,-:j,L

•;

_:,J

>4o

]Ma):y G.,

boni

TIcxkyJ.,

"

MARTIN PirrER ter

;

Xew

Alljfiny,

"

"

IiIuRTP:R,

Tnd.,

"

"

Nov. ^lay

born Feb.

2,

2,

1880.

12, JS90.

1S75, at

New

;

;

New

terian

at

"

sou of Jacob Ilerter and Margaret [vStegar] liermarried Fannie Priest Wootton education, public school

Albany, Tnd. of

WIDHNr:RS.

TIIF.



;

address,

Albany, Ind., Apr. 1901 fraternal

New

societies,

sheet

;

Red Men

;

iron Avorker politics,

;

Presby-

Independent

;

Allmny, Ind.

CillLDEEX. CvTiiKiriNj;

Edith,

boni

at

New

Albany,

Jiid.,

Mrv.

12, 1902.

THE

WIDKNERvS.

24/

JOHN WHIDNER. JOHN WEID^^ER. CIIILDKEN. horn 1814.

Samtki., .lAtOH,

J 01 IX,

AVir.LiAM, Eltza);ktii, .Sai.omk.

SA>njEE WEIDNER, John Weidner

of

fraternal

education,

;

Ribble of Mnncie,

Tnd.,

.societies,

&

F.

born

common

Nov. 22, A. M.

Iowa

at

Clarinda, la.

;

Thence la.,

;

nianied

farmer to

in Pa.

1S14,

;

.so:)

"fCnicline

Ivletl-odisl

;

;

from

Removt:.!

Repiiblican..

;

Died at Clarinda,

in 1S63.

school

1840

Penn.sylvania to Butler Co., Oliio. to

vScpt. 9,

Muncic, Ind., and

Oct. 23,

1S.S7

Ijuried

;

CniLUREX. horn at Minn'ie, Ind., Sept.

Geoiige,

21,

1

SI

1.

John II., Sakah AiAVV; Edwin C,

Feb.

14, lS-14.

Aug.

24,

Samiki.

Dee.

2,

Mar. Aug. Aug.

24, 1849.

Jan.

S.,

HknuvW., IsAinci.LK, A\'n.i.j.\M Ai,!jj:kt,

JOHN

27, ISi;:.

1845.

1846.

24, 184S.

24, 1851.

WEIDNER,

born Jan. 27, 1843, at Muncie, Emeline Ivibblc Weidner married Ella Rol)ert.s of Muncie, education, common .school fraternal societies, Ind., h'eb. 3, 1S63 farmer Methodist ReMilitary Record, served 3 years in Civil War A. R. address, Clarinda, Iowa. Belonged to the 19th Ind. ]niblican Ind.

;

IT.

.son of vSanuiel

W'eidner and

;

;

;

.

;

;

;

;

;

InfaiUry.

Was wounded

at

second

I-attle of iJuU

ClilLDlJEX. Fkaniv,

E.MMA,

horn at Clarinda, Iowa. " "

Run.

THK

242

born at Clariiida, Iowa. " " '< <' " '•

(4rant, ^COTT,

ISAKEU.K,

"

Itov,

vSARAII Muncie,

daughter

;

A\'eidner

born Feb.

hio'l:

school

at

Enieh'ne

married Philip

;

Eewellen of Clarinda, la., May 30, 1S64 Methodist address, Brookfield, he Physician

\\'fc.^ley

;

1S44,

34,

vSamuel Weidner and

of

education,

;

{^•c-.

"

"

"

ALICE 'WEIDXER,

Ind.

(Ribble)

WIDENKRvS.

school teacher;

;

I\Io.

;

CHTLDREX. IlAia.EY

born

11.,

"

May,

P:D\VIX lu-d.

at

Clannda, Iowa,

"

"

"

weidner, bom

C.

i\Iar. 21,

"

Aug.

ISGD.

" ]S74.

24, 1845,

son of Samuel Weidner and Enieline (Ribl)le)

;

married

Mary

died July

E. Eenard of Fort

Wayne,

Dec.

Ind.,

at

Muncie,

Weidner 19,

1S71



CHILDIIEX.

vSAMUEL

\ WEIDXER,

vS.

born Dec.

son of Samuel Weidner and Enieline

;

;

1902.

3,

Zuj.A.

Ind.

;

education, high school

;

1S46.

2,

(R:l>ble)

at

Muncie,

Weidner

;

married Mar}- E. Caldwell of Pittsburg,

and Surgeon Presbj'terian RepubO. O. F., K. of P. lican address, Coroner P'airlfurN-, Xeb. Remoxx-d with his father's family from .Muncie, Ind. to Iowa, 1S63, studied mediInd., Jan.

iS,

1SS3

fraternal societies, ;

ago, 1875.

A. M.,

;

;

I.

Gi'aduated at

Post Graduate Course,

eral jiractice

and

HENRY :

&

,

;

cine at Clarinda, la.

Ind.

Pliysician

;

F.

Rush Medical P',ye

and

College,

Sec, 1892. Gen-

24,

184S, at Muncie,

specialist.

W. WEIDNER,

born ^lar.

son of Samuel Weidner and Fhnciine (Ribble)

nuirried

Nana Detrich

inda, la.,

Now

Chic-

Ivu-

6.

of Eco!i, la., Dec. 8, 1SS3

1886.

;

Weidner

;

died at Clar-

'u!

tfji

,'>

THE WIDENERS.

243

CIIILDREX. Brsi^iE,

born

IIe.xkv,

"

Pas^^-, Tex., Dec. " Clarinda, Iowa, Dec.

at ]']agle

ISABEEEE WEIDXER, bom

Aug.

24,

7,

18S4.

18, 188(3.

1S49,

Minicie.

fit

daughter of Samuel A\'eidner and Eineliue (Kibble) W'eidner education, hi,n,h school married William Perry Jeffrey of Corning, Iowa, Apr. 23, 1872 school teacher ?>IethInd.

;

;

;

;

odist

;

Physician

;

died Nov. 29, 1S96.

Von Ansbach,

address,

Was

;

Clarinda, Iowa.

married

Sept.

merchant, of Clarinda,

Her 1901,

9,

first

to

husband

Martin R.

Iowa.

C'HILDIIEX. Fi'.AXK D.\N.\ Jeffukv,

"

Cor;]>ELiA,

born at " "

ClariiKla,

New

Iowa, Feb.

Jiarket, "

Xov. l)ied Nov.

10, 1S7J. 0,

13,

iS.sl. 1

S',^0.

WILJJAM ALBERT WEIDNER, born Aug. 24, 1851, Muncie, Jnd. son of Samuel Weidner and luneline (Pvibble) W'eidner education, liigli .school married Olive Garner of

at

;

;

;

.Council Bluffs, Iowa, Nov., 1877

^

;

address,

Omaha, Nebr.

CFIILTHiBX. Xkllui:,

born

at

Council Bluffs, Iowa,

1878.

r

,.,

'

i'

,-.;i.

WTDENKRvS.

'I'HE

244

GEORGE ADAM WEIDNER, GKOROE ADAM WKIDENER, cord of will shows seven sons and

nianicd Dorothy.

was proven

ship, "rio]De" in 1733. Will

vSept. 4,

Re-

Eanded

daughters.

live

in

17S0. vSee }^ages

21-50.

CllILDKEX. horn

AisKAifAM,

JOHN

174f3.

" Xov.

Jojtx,

15,

1750.

AA'EIDEKER, born Nov.

school

;

tion.

;

He was

a

common

;

;

farmer at the time of the Revolu'.ion

Lieutenant

tahon, Berks

Co.,

Hiester, and

v.-as in

Cemetery,

;

,

connnissiorjL'd

Vincent,

son of George

;

ediication,

farmer Gerr.ian Xov. 12, 17S1 Eve from l\.e\ oluoffices after returvi held Minor County

ma]-ried

Lutheran

1750

15,

Adam Weidener and Dorothy Weidener

May

10, 1780, of tlie ytli Co.,

commanded by

Militia

Ele

6th

Col.

Lieut.

was }-)at-

losei^li

active service during that \ear. Died at East

Chester Co.,

Xov.

Pa.,

at ICast \'incent,

1830

13,

burie^l in

;

)]:!pti:^t

Pa.

CIHLDREX. born Pec.

CtHnKUK,

"

3IAKIA, ((iriesiiiger) Et.izai'.;:';ii,

"

n-liuics)

ScsAXXAir, (Rohin.-^on) " Pi.ir.x, ((irillith)

Samiei., rKTHi!,

.

pAxiKi.,

he,

IM, 1781.

Oct.

?.l,

June

21

1785. ,

1787.

" "

June24,

17i)0.

Feb. 25,

17ti2.

" "

Dec. 20, 1794.

July

23, 179G.

XoTK.- The abdve date is froni original family Pilile, was horn July 21, 17;)4, and it k :0 on

}iitu.-A-h', .'^aid lie

GEORCn<: W'EIDEXEP, born WeidenL-r and Eve Weidener

;

;

try vill-, Chester Co., Pa.

;

for

hi^

Dec. 26, 1782

education.,

Ganger of lierks Co., Pa. buried ot held County ofiices

ried 3.1ary

an

26. 1782.

July

common

;

Pai.ifl.

but

trravL'.-tr.n-'.

son of Jolm mar-

scliool

;

C'Crman LullierCo\"eritry Cemetery, Coven;

farmer

;

THE

WIDENERvS.

245,

CIIILDEEX. a XX,

]\Iauy

born Apr., 1814. " Jan. 8, 1816.

llAXXAiiKTT, (iEOKCiE,

"

Oct.

John,

"

1819.

JosEiMi,

"

Dec,

1817.

2,

1821.

DAXIEE WEIDENER,

born July 21, 1794, in Cliester son of John Weidener and Eve Weidener education, conunon school married Mary Spear of Chester Co., Pa., in Co.,

l^a.

;

;

;

vSpring of 1S20

farmer

;

Mar.

5,

1S77

;

German Eutheran

;

held minor count}' offices

died at

;

»St.

buried at Coventry

;

Whig

politics,

;

Peter's, Chester Co., Pa.,

Cemetery, Coventryville,

Chester Co., Pa.

CHlLDrvEX. Fkucdkick, Ijoni at Yellow Spring?:, Pa. Nov. ."0, 1821. " '• " " " IVf. 12, j824. JancSi'i:ar, " .luly .S, 1827. " " S. Coventry, Joirx Cdi.r.ixs, " " " At:^-. 8, 1829. " IlAXXAit Kku.y, " " Nov. JU, 18;]2. " " AxnKEwJ., J.\cci5

JACOB ERIEDRICH WEIDENER,

born Nov. 30, 182 1, Daniel Weidener marand i\Iar_v (Spear) Weidener education, conimon school conried Ruhama Curie of Deleware Co.. Pa., Apr. 25, 1S44 Ra])tist Republican. He was in business in Philadeltractor phia, later in Meadville, Crawford Co.. Pa., and then agair, in at ^'ellow Springs,

Chester Co., Pa.

;

of

.son

:

;

;

;

;

Died

Pb.iladclphia until bis death.

1870

;

at Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 30,

buried at Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Philaclelpjiia, Pa.

CMlLDhKX. Fr\xi r.s Axx, Ma!;v Ani.AJi,

bora in " " "

.Jamks I'lKKVK,

ERANCb:S iVlontgomery Co.,

Rub.ama (Curll)

^h)iit;roiiiery Co., ]\t.,

"

''

" ]'lnlailclp]>ia,

May

.3,

1845.

" Feb. 17. 18JS. " Oct. 14, i8-"iO.

ANN WEIDENER,

born May 3, 1S45, in daugbter of Jacob P\ Wei'.lciier and mareducrilion, common scbool Vv'eidener Pa.

ried Vrilson Zeigenfiiss

;

;

;

of

l^liiladelphia.

Pa.,

June

25,

1868

;

./•i;PI.ii,' ,;.

7.;i..

..•!

...

...U:

^

i'

I

,

.

:

f

.':.-.';

'

,.'

I

:

i

;/

,

(

THE WIDENERS.

246

Baptist

;

phia, Pa.

lie

milk dealer

;

address,

2003 Poplar

St.,

Philadel-

!.

f

.-;f

,

!^;,^,^a

r

..i

,v '>;£:;

f

,,v.i,,l

,

v.'!"

<.'.'

>

.-,'(

THE WIDENERS. Philadelphia,

(Curl)

liania

Pa.

247

son of Jacob iM-iedrich Weidener and Rumarried education, common school

;

W'eideiier

;

;

Bap1874; R. R. man adRoyal Arcanum fraternal societies, F. & A. TvL, tist dress, 166 Vrooni St., Jersey City, N. J. Carlolta Schult/. of Jersey City,

Oct.,

;

;

;

CHILDREN. born at Jersey City, " " " " " " " "

Ci.AKENCE,

Blanche, PiKKrK, -

Akthuk, Eva,

Yellow

"

Oct., 1881.

"

"

"

188G.

"

"

"

"

"

1888.

married Pierce Curl inventor.

Pa.

\A'eidener of

An^'., 1875. Fel>., Uirr.

"

vSprings, Chester Co.,

(Spear)

"

"

JANE SPEAR WEIDENER, er and ^lar}-

>>. J.,

;

;

born Dec. 12, 1824, at daughter of Daniel Weide"

Co., Pa., 1844

Del.

Husband was Captain

common

education,

in >.larylarid

school

;

he Methodist Cavalry Regiuicnt ;

;

during greater part of War of 'Gi-'G^. Died at Ellicott'.v Mills, (near Baltimore,) Md., 1S78 buried in Cemetery near "KllicoLt's ;

Mills.

CHILDREN. Maky

JOHN COLLINS S.

Coventry, Pa.

Weidener

;

born 184G.

JosF.rHixK,

;

\\^EIDENER,

son of

education,

iS: born July Daniel Weidener and ^lary (vSpear)

common

tock of Berks Co., Pa., 1853; died at Reading, Pa. lican

;

;

married I^avina McClinMachinist; Methodist; Repubburied at Ch. P^van's Cemetery,

school

;

Reading, Pa.

CHILDREN, born at Tort Clinton, Pa., Ych., 1854.

Lii.i.ii:,

OsCAK,

1856.

Lemoin *31ai:v Emma,

*PL\i!KY

Ei.\vo<)i),

"J)ied in infaiicv.

HANNAH

KEPHA' WEIDENER,

born Aug.

8,

1829,

v.

[;[

j-/-^

'(Vi

•!'

>

• .

,

.

i!.;')_f.'

'h''C

THE WIDENERS.

248

daughter of Daniel Weidcner and INIary connuon si:1iool married John Sabold of Pottstown, Pa., Nov., 1853 German Iveformcd he had an iron fontuby died Aug., 1900 address, Boyertown, Berks Co., Pa. at

Coveiitr}-, Pa.

vS.

(vSpear) W'eidcner

;

;

education,

;

;

;

;

;

CIULPEEX. Jaxk, born iioav rotfctowji, Pa., Nov., 1S5-1. " " Oct., 1857. " FnANKLix AVkhjexek, " " " " 185!.). " Oi.ivi-K, " " " Apr. 18tt5. " Ei.iZAr.ETii, ]\rA];Y

ANDREW Weidener I.

O. O.

;

English

born Nov.

iNlar)'

Henrietta

married

;

25,

and

\A''eiderjer

Baptist fraternal merchant Republican address, Philadelphia, Pa.

10,

E

;

son of Daniel

education,

;

Oct.

Pa.,

WETDENER,

J.

CliesterCo., Pa.

1852

;

;

;

1S31,

in

(Spear) \\'eils

of

societies,

;

ClllLDKEX. Fraxki.ix L.,

*Mary EM.^rA, Makv Jane, *HaKRY liKK.SK,

born " " "

at J'hiladelpbia, Pa., 1854. '^

"

1856.

"

"

"

1858.

"

"

"

18G0.

"

'M'ied in iiu'ancy.

ABRAHAM son of George

The

W'EIDNER, born 1746. probably Germany, Adam Weidener and Dorothy Weidener (jiroljab-

German

Bible belonging (probably to tliis family) and the following dates and names were taken therefrom. The writing is in old German. There is also a part of the Lord's Prayer and a verse written in Cjcrman. The book is doubtless of great age. The names are spelled 'AVitner" and 'A\'eidner." The name Adam \\'. appears on the first page, which doubtless is the Adam who lived and died in Berks Co., Pa. (See this name in another part.) The above died Ajtr. 17, ly.)

is still

old

in the family

1807.

CllIhPliEX. JoHX, Maria,

born "

in ]*a,,

June

"

^hir. 21,

"

!'.»,

1771. 177«!.

-••';rV'

THE WIDENERS. 3.\cov.,

249

])ornin}'a., July 26, 177S. " " " Feb. 22, 17S1. " " " June 2G, 1784.

AVir.LiA>r,

''^tsAxxA,

AuKAiiAM. Catharine,

"

"

"

Oct. 29, 1780.

"

"

"

July

(Jomiie Crowell, of Dayton Ohio,

JACOB WEIDNER,

]ia.<

tlie

born July

] 1,

1789.

old llible.)

177S

26,

son of

;

(prob-

Abraham Weidner married Rose Walker.

ably)

CHJLDirj-:X. Jami:s W.,

born

at Straebnrg,

'

•T-^'^'on,

Pa.,

" Franklin Co.,

Oct.

'•

0,

l.S(H>.

A\a-. 9, \>-m.

Jaxk, AllKAUAM,

Ma IMA. JA:\rES

Upper

Vs'idner of

W. WIDXHR,

;

Yorks

born Oct.

af or

1S06,

nc^ir

;

;

Co., Pa.,

May

1S36

?.6,

Sons of Temperance held, Postmaster died

societies. office

6,

son of Jacob Widner and Rose (Walker) education, common school married Elizabeth Spcer

vStrasbtirg. Pa.

;

clerk

Ltilheran

;

May

;

14,

1S75,

;

Whig

time

politics, old

;

fraternal ;

pub.lic

at Carlisle,

V3.

buried at Carlisle, Pa." ciiiiJ)r;i:x. *Jami;,sS.,

born

at

"

"

" "

"

Ro.-K,

" "

J-^^-'^C.,

"

"

"

^Elizabeth,

William

II. II.

,

Xcwville, Pa., Apr. " " Aug.

"

"

" '•-

Feb.

15, 1837. 3,

*^b\RV,

*Died

l)orn at Xeuvillc, Pa.,

born

at

-AIakia,

"

"

^^•^''•'^.

"

Lalka,

"

" "

]3^

9, 1844.

Jan.

iS.\o,

Aiir. 2, 1857.

12, ]8](>.

Died 3hiy 20, 1880. Xcwville, Pa., Dec. 20, b'^4s. " " Feb. 24, ]8.5]. Car!i^:le,

"

" "

Oct.

7,

1853.

>;nv.

3,

1855.

in infancy.

WllJJAM HENRY HARRISON WIDNER, 16,

],^4o

o^.t

Feb.

Died Jacoi!,

1838.

bi, 1840.

at

Newville, Pa.

;

son of James

born Eeb.

W. Widner and

Eliz-

;

'i!!-;.

kI I

.

.

.1

,•,;•>,'.,>/

*:.

.

,.

)

.'.I

ni .,/i.

,

I,

THE WTDENERS.

250

Widner education, Free School married EuMcNult)^ of Chambersburg, Pa., Aug. 20, 1879; bookfraternal societies. Royal Arcanum keeper Eutheran Militar}' Recoid, Clerk in vSubsistance Dept., Arnn' of the Potomac and office of Inspector Gen. Grant's Headquarters Republican public ofllce held, Assistant Postmaster address, Carlisle, abeth (Speer)

;

;

cretia

;

;

;

;

;

;

Pa.

CHILDREN. born

M.ABEL M.,

at Carlisle, Pa.,

K.\pir.\ELM.,

"

"

"

"

Krs^KLL M.,

"

"

"

"

June Nov. Nov.

20, 1880. 2-1,

1882. 1884.

8,

ROvSE WIDXER, born Oct. 13, 1S42, at Newville, Pa. daughter of James W. and Elizabeth (vSpeer) W^idner educaEutheran address, 15 tion, graduate of Carlisle High School North p:^ast St., Carlisle, Pa. ;

;

;

JACOB WIDNER,

born Jan.

;

Newville,

12, 1846, at

Va.

;

pdiison of James W. Widner and lilizabeth (vSjieer) W'idner cation, Free School married Eaura Kell}- of Carlisle, Pa., Mar., ;

;

Grand Eutheran fraternal societies, Brotherhood of the Lbiion Military Record, Company II. [Color Co.] ist Reg. Inf. P. R. V. C. Served three years in Arujy of Potomac, afterwards in Tennessee, then enlisted in Plancock's ^^eteran Corps Republican died at Carlisle, Pa., May 20, iSSo buried at Carlisle, Pa. 1869

;

Army

fresco

painter

;

;

of Republic,

;

;

;

;

MARIA \\7DNER,

born Feb. 24, 1S51, at Newville, Pa. daughter of James \V. Widner and Elizabeth [Speer] W'idner Lutheran adeducation, graduate of Carlisle High School dress, 15 North East St., Carlisle, Pa.

;

;

;

;

BEEEE WIDNER, born Oct. 7, 1S53, at Carlisle, Pa. daughter of James W. Widner and E,li/abeth [Sj^eer] Widner education, graduate of Carlisle High School married T. F. Reighter, of Carlisle, Pa., Dec. 2.^, 1S73 Eutheran he merchant tailor address, Carli.sle, Pa. ;

;

;

'>

;

;

-I'.-.

;

r.t: i')((

m;.

THE WIDENERS. CHILDEEN. bom at Carlit^lc-,

*Jamf.s AV.,

""

BK8SIE roKTKK, Mykti.k,

.

*FREn, -Ilr<4]i,

*.MiKiAM,

:,Iaj;ia,

Lauiiance

A\'id.vkk,

"

" " Allen, " " " Carlisle, Pa., " " " " " " " " "

"

" "

"

"

"

"

"

•'

Apr.

Pa.,

"

""

*Josj-niiNK,

251

1875.

2,

MayI9,

TS77.

Apr.

5,

June

P.),

187S. PS79.

Dec. 25, 1880.

Nov.

25, 1882.

June 20, 1884. June 2»), 188t>. June 27, 1890.

*Died in infancy.

LAURA

WIDNER,

born Nov. 3, 1855, at Carlisle, daughter of James W. AVidner and Elizabeth [vSp-.-erJ Pa. married education, graduate of Carlisle High School Winner he Rcforn-ied 1SS9 Nov. 12, John Baker of Carlisle, Pa., WeekDaily" and Carlisle of publisher and one of the proprietors V.

;

;

;

;

;

ly Herald.

JACOB WIDliNER, Pa.

.son of Jacolj

;

ried office

born Apr.

9,

1S09,

at

Franklin Co.,

Widener and Rose [Walker] Widener

Margaret P'ahnestook of Eandisburg, Pa., 1834 held. Notary Public, Postma.ster, Recorder.

;

;

marpublic

CIlILDPl'A'. W]LT,iAM

born at Landi^bur^',

F.,

born

Catuakink,

"

Jacoj;,

ton, Ohio, A])r. 13, 1870

Stove and Tinning Co.

L

"

"

"

Died Dec. 4, 1851 Aug. 17, 1840. Sop(. 22, 1845.

of Jacob

ener; education, limited

O. O. F.

at Ciivington, Obio,

]83i;.

W11)EXI':R, born vSept. 22, 1845, at Covington, Widener and Margaret (Fahnestook) Wid-

JACOB Ohio; son

Pa.,

;

Democrat

;

;

married Julia

Bireley

J.

of

Coving-

tinner by trade and in a Hardware,

fraternal societies, church, Christian address, Covington, Ohio. ;

;

;

CIJJLD]:KX. Wn.i.iA.M

P..,

burn

at

Covington, ()., Jan. r.O, PSTI. Covinglon, 0., Feb. 4, ls71.

]')ied at

I

''

i.

.Mil,;.- ;;!|[,/

'

!

THE WIDENERS.

252

jMaxlky Stanlky

B.,

bom

F.,

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

EdxaL.,

at Covington,

().,

Feb. 1, 1872. " " Sept. 24,

CATHARINE WIDENER,

]

879.

born Aug. 19. 1S40 daugh Jacob Widener and Margaret (Fahnestook) Widener married Robert Cantwell of Covington, Ohio, Sept. 29, 1S86 church, Christian he Editor of Covington Gazette Republiaddress, Covington, Ohio. can ;

ter of

;

;

;

;

;

JACOB WIDENER. Jacob Widener was born in ErankHu Co., Pa., Apr. 9, 1S09. His father came from German}-, but what part is not known. The name of Jacob seems to be a favorite in the Widener family, his father and grandfather bearing tlie patriarchal name of Jacob.

The

father of the subject of this sketch married in Pennsylvania, an estimable and thrifty Irish girl. Both these nationalities w'ere prominent in tlie blood of Jacob. He possessed the keen wit and hopefulness of the Irish and shrewdness and caution of the German. He was a born coun.selor of men, slow and careful in coming to a decision and immo\-able \vhen he knev\' he was in the right.

In early

life

he was a tanner, and followed this time hon-

Pa. His school priviliges were by unremitting industry and watcliing the opportunities he managed to secure a fair education betweert liis hours of work and sleej). He was married to Ixlargaret Fahnestock in

ored occupation at

vStra.sbtirg,

limited, but

Oct., 183-^, at Eandisburg, Pa.

On

Dec. 24, 1835, a son came to

brighten the lives of these liapp}' yotuig people and was given the

name

William Fahnestock. In the Spring of 1836, witli the journeyed by wagon, passing at times through the virgin forests, follow ing only the cut on the trees, reaching the vicinits' of Covington, Ohio, late in the fall of the same year. In the now great vState of Ohio lie fotmd great opportunities for forttuie and advancement whicii his ambitious nature desired. He taught .school in tlie country for an insignificant sum which kept the wolf fiou) the door during the winter and ]>aved the way for babe

of

the\-

the future of his familv.

ij

..a

V

.'.J

.(,

THE On the

vSept. 22,

name

wide>;kRvS.

1S45, anotlicr son

came

2s:

to

them and was given

of Jacob and wdio carried on the same line of business

shop at an early age. By close attention to business he also amassed a competency. His health failing he was forced to retire at an age when he was only begining to enjoy real life. The first death in the family occurred William Fahne.stock Widener. He Dec. 4, 1852, at Troy, Ohio, had given unusual promise of ability, but never was strong. Death came as a merciful release even at his tender 3'ears. His as his father, entering the tin



father

\\-as at

the time CounLy Recorder.

In 1S37 the Christian Church of Covington was organized and he became one of the charter members, of which there were seven. The now magnificenl church, for a small community, con-

memorial window on which his name is inscril^ed. In Aug., 1840, a daughter was born and named Catharine, who is now the wife of R. Cantwell, one of the editors of the Covington Gazette. Mr. A\'idener was a Democrat in politics, and through all the years of his life remained faithful to the principals of fUat During the Civil War, like others, he suffered from the party.

tains a

the (piestions agitating his political Notwith.standing the country at that fearful time. a record and made Peace, the opinions he was elected Justice of position a portion of that party took on

townsmen frecpicntly .selected him to administer estates. In 1S50 Miami County was largely Whig and having served as Postmaster under President I'olk, he was nominated by his party for Recorder and ekxted. He was renominated and elected by one of tlie largest majorities ever gi\-en in the County, in 1S50, which was evidence of his eiricieni;y in the office. At the conclusion of his term he removed to \'ersailles, O., and became a dry goods merchant and conducted a tannery. In for fairness.

His

fellov^'

1S66 he returned to Covington and started a haidware business, which lie continued until his death, Aug. 12, 18S2, at the rij'C

age of

73.

(From manuscript

of R. Cantwell,

llsq.

,

Cox'ir.gton,

Ohio.)

JAXlv WIDXER, daughter married Jacob (Walker) Widncr ;

of

Jacob Widncr and

Dice.

Rose

:'.'-1'^

I ,

'.'

!

'^HH WIDENERS.

254

CJIILDIJEX. Kati: and

otliers.

ABRAHAM WIDXER,

son of Jacol) Wiclner and

Rose

(Walker) Widner.

CHILDKEX. AViI.LIAM

T\.,

^NIakia.

MARE-V WIDNER, daughter (Walker) Widrier

;

of Jacob

Widner and Rose

married William Bretton.

CHILDIJEX. AVn.iJAAr,

LVDIA, Lktitia, Eli.kx.

ABRAIE-VM WIDEXER, born Oct. 29, 17S6, in Pn. edcommon school marritd ijarie \\'alker, 2jane Williams; ;

ucation,

farmer

;

;

Presbyterian

;

The

Democrat.

children

are

all

dead

except John Widener. TuUicated in Gernran, moved with his famih- to Miami Co., Ohio, in 1S33 died near New Carlisle, J

Nov. 1S72

;

buried at Ne\v Carlisle.

CHILDKICX. llANXA'f,

l.ioni

iu

Borky Co.,

I'a.

Xancy,

"

"

"

"

•'

JNIakgaj'.kt,

"

"

"

"

Maky,

" "

"

''

•'

Wn.UAM,

"

"

"

Ei.i/.A,

"

"

.TonxT.,

"

"

JOTIX

^\Ii,inii

"

"

married

"

Co.,

"

.\ug.

?klil.cliel!.

3,

1825.

0.

"

Dee. 20,

iis;-il.

WIDEXER

Kans., has relics of Topeka, George Washington among tlievii being two sets of solid silver spoons and one large soup ladle with the initials of C^eorge Washington engraved on the handlc-s also a large j>ocketl:iook once owned by George Washington. These relies came in direct line from his great grand uncle, T.

that once belonged to

;

;

THE WIDKNERS. who kept

when

a hotel in Phi]adeli)hia

was there and Washington

the seat of governrnenl

room

liad a private

boarded there part of the time.

253

in

Besides these

his

relics

hotel

that

and were

owned by George \"\'ashington he lias qnite a number of other old relics that came from the same source he has twenty-eiglit in all The Ulster County Gazette, of January 4, iSoo, giving the account of Washington's death. The spoons mentioned above ;

:

were a present from A\'ashington

to his great-grand uncle.

Two

papers written on parchment, one in 17 18, one 1742, from King George II, and the one frou'. King George III. Seme are gratVi.s

An

of land to the Penns.

some other

English

old

The

old books printed in 1769.

printed in 1772

Bible

of

wills

:

his great-

atid mother and two gold rings about 140 years old. Four patent deeds sigried l>y their own handwriting, one by Madison, one by Monroe, one by Andrew Jackson, one by Martin \'an Buren oric pocketbook made in 1760, and Washington's

grandfather

;

in 1772.

AVILEIAM WIDEXER, Pa.

common

school

Ohio, A]jr.

ary

4,

;

F.

;

&

A. M.,

died near Sidrit-y, Ohio,

;

1S25, in Berks Co.,

married Susan C. Mitchell of blacksmith and farmer 1850

Public Ofhce held,

;

3.

;

fraternal societies.

Democrat

born Aug.

Abraham Widener and Jane Widener

son of

;

vSu])t.

Aug.

of

Shelby Co.,

12, 1S8.S

Carlisle,

Presln'terimi

;

;

Templar Ohio Infirm-

Kiright

O. O. F.,

I.

education,

;

New

buried

;

at

Sidney,

Oliio. C'}]iLi)Jvi':x. Lii'A,

b(ii!i

"

*1u]:i;k-.\,

W.

v.,

El.KOV, :\b\i:(,Ai;!:r,

*,\i.v.\,

*J)io>l in

;

Mijiiii Co.,

Ohio, 1S5].

"

'•

"

"

"

" '

'••

"

"

"

"

"

"

'

"

"

"

18o(i.

Sej.t. K», isr)4. IStiU.

infancy.

AVILEIA:\I Co., Ohi<'.

*

ir,

v.

WIDENJCR,

liom Apr.

son of Wibian.i Widener and

ro,

vSusan

1856, in C.

Miami

[Milciu.-I!]

I' '•'I

,>

'I

!,il

)

,

..

)

I'

THE

256

A\'i(lener

;

education,

Alellinger of

High

vSidney

Apr.

Lockingtoii.

fraternal societies, F.

WIDENICRS.

& A.

M.

;

2,

married Ida A. fanner jNIethodist

vScliool

18S4

;

Democrat

;

;

;

address,

;

Hoiistoji,

Ohio. CIJILDllEX. C.\i:l

C,

r^In.DKKij L..

"

"

Francis W.,

"

"

" "

Infant son born and difd ^lar.

MARGARET WTDENER, Co., O.

daughter

May

17,

"

Aug.

20, 1890.

"

Sept. 15,

l)orn at Deslilor, 0.,

1885.

ISO;-!.

19, 1S97.

born

vSept.

19,

1S64, in

Miami

and Susan C. (Mitchell) •Widener education. Rock Run Academ}married John V. Wilson of Sidney, Ohio, Dec. 15, 1S91 Presbyterian he Corporation lawyer address, 1029 Madison Ave., Columbus, Ohio. ;

of A\'ilHani W'idencr

;

;

;

;

;

THE WIDEXKRS. LUDWIG Anna

;

Bahr

T\Iary

WHIDNKR, born Jan. i, 1S04, son of Johann George Weiduer

F.

Germany

stadt,

257

married

JoLaun George Wcid-

Wurzburg, Bavaria.

of

Darm-

at ;

ner (surgeon lo his majesty at Cerelurg, Witingsteiri, Prussia) married Wilhelmine Frederika Danth, daughter of Johann Wilhehu Danth. (surgeon and attorney at law to the Grand Duke of at the Lutheran Evangehstic Church at KirnGrossbieheran Wilkesbarre, bacli. June 5, 179S. E. F. Weidiier emigrated to )

Pa., in 1S34

:

1S39.

died in Pa.,

CIIILDKEN. WnJ.iAM •

born at

N.,

liciihlioini,

Germar.y ;

born June

at P>cns-

1831,

8,

Eudwig F. Vv'eidner and Anna Mane New York Pubhc sch(joLs married Paul-

son of

;

education,

in

Douai of

New

ine Dela

1^'"].

,

WILEE-VM X. WEIDXER, Bahr

8,

IJo.sALii;,

CuArajcs IIar.mon'.

licim,

Gorniai.y, Jr.ne,

;

1S55

York,

was

(;she

a

descendar.t

of

I^iar. Count Deb. Douai, of the City of Douai, Fiance, and died War Mexican in Record, MiHtary City.) 17, 1 901, in New York Rejmbp;or Democi^it Independent 1S48 a private, 1S46 to

as

can

;

;

address, Nat. vSokliers

Home,

Hie

A'irginia. Pie started

as

and bookkeeper in a clay a sailor and waiter, clay mines in New Jerbought then pipe business in New York, near New Brunsvnck, and Amboy, sey, T^-'rscataway near Perth he sold aiul mortThese also at a place called vSpa Spring, N. J. afterward was

o-acred later

and

lost

cltrrk

about every thin.g he had. ciiildi;e:\.

O'lTO Adoi.I'H,

AxxA

Auit- 17, ISoS.

born

^Iauv.

Caui. Ai.or.ra,

"

at AVillirans'.mig, r.iv)oklyn, N. Y., ISoG.

"

"

Ilobokui, ^.

CARE ADOEPH WTilDNER, Ploboken, N.

Ea Douai) New York uuAler Paul

J.

;

son of

A\'eidner

;

in

l)o.n

M,

Mar.

ISiia.

14,

1865,

at

William N. Weiduer and Pauline (De

education,

City, Students'

Nanen

.b, Alar.

studied

at

Douai

Tristitute,

Eeague, Nat. Academy

of design and

married

Fredrika A.

Munich,

Bavaria

;

<;

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i !

.1

i

v

w

i.''.:-

-J

.'

.'/

->:,/

'

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THE wumsniis.

258

Bomford of Elizabeth, N. J., Dec. 7, iSSS artist, ininiittiire and portrait painter Independent Republican address, 7 West 92nd vSt., New York City. Mr. and :.Irs. Weidner are both artists, and paint portraits. The}- have added about one hundred miniatures to Peter Marie' Esq. collection and have painted abont five hundred portraits and miniatures. p>;hibited at Nat. Academy of design in New York and Philadelphia, at the Paris Exposition in 1900, and at the Pan American at EufTido. ;

;

;

CUILDKEX. Xew York,

born at

A'icJOR p.,

HON. CHARLES at

Barnberg

;

son

[Bahr] W^eidner

Holyoke Church

;

of

;

of

X. Y., Feb.

1SS9.

HARMON WEIDNER, Ludwig

E.

A\'eidner

education, public school

Bangor,

8,

Maine,

i860

fraternal societies, F.

A.

«S:

public office held. Supervisor and

;

Member

1S37, }\Iary

married Harriet M.

;

farmer ]\r.,

born and Aiura

Reformed Dutch Democrat Assembly addre.ss, ;

K. of P. of

;

;

;

West Shokan, N. Y. CllTLDREX. Ei.i.KX,

born

H.MaMET, Minnie,

"

Fm:i),

"

•'

Brooklyn, X. Y., 18G2. " " ]86-}. " " " 18()G. " " " 1871.

at

"

CiE.VRi.K.-;,

•'

" Woodbridge, X.

Davu),

"

"

\Ve.
1873.

J.,

Shokan, X. Y., 1877.

ZACIIARY TAYLOR WIDENER,

born Nov. 13, 1S.53, Kosciusko Co., Tnd. sou of \\'illis Widener education, high school married Plettie Waterman of Cornin.g, Iowa, Jan. iS, 1882; dry goods merchant churcl), Congregational fraternal societies, F. & A. M., K. of P. Republican iNlember of vSchool Board for 10 years address. Corning, Iowa. Lived in Indiana with my paren.ts until I was 20 3'ears old tlien I emigrated to Ills, in 1875. ^\'o:ked iri a dry goods store for five years then I came to Iowa, my present location in 1S06. Plave l)een here ever since. Have been a nKnuber of the Coni'Te^ational at Pierceton,

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

:

THE WIDHNERS.

259

Churcli ever since and vSuperintendent of the Sunday vSchool for ten years. father, Willis Widner, died in 1S73 in Kosciusko Co., where I was born in 1853. My father came to Ind. from Columbus, Ohio, in 1S51, with his \vife and seven children. My Father had two other brothuncle, John Widener died in 1875. sisters, one lived and three had also he Henry, and ers, Josei>h Ind., the other in Clinton, in one Ohio, Columbus, near died

My

Tnd.,

Hardi;i Co. Iowa.

I

1S74, of a brother of

remember

my

father.

several years ago, perhaps about

John Viclener,

telling

me

that

landed in the City of Philadelphia from the Widener did not liave but perhaps .sometime date he the Germany and later the Widener family or a Sometime during the iSth century. fann'ly first

tbem moved

part of

v.-estward to Ohio, in south of

Columbus

:n

what is called the Sciota Country or Sciota Bottoms. I think called so by virtue of the Sciota River running through that country. I think I remember also of my father mentioning the Little

Darby and Big Darby River in connection with that country. There is still, I think, some remrumts of this family in that part. My Grandfather, Jo.seph Widener, I third, th.at was his name, died when fatb.er was five years old, that wonld be ah>out the year 1815 as my father was born in iSio. 1 rememljer oi hearing father say that he lived with an uncle .several years after I think his his father died, who run a big distillery in Ohio. name was Jacob Widner, spelled in those da\s witli one E. There were four or five brothers in my Grandfathers family Jacob, Henry and Joseph but I am not certain as to the other name but I am quite creditably informed they were all well-to do

men

in

Ohio, .south of Columbus. ciiiLD]n':N.

~~"~~-

EiiiKi. Vki:xicf., C.vRi. Ci.uvK.:,

born at Corning, Iowa., Oct. " " l^ec. " "

Yayk, HAKoi.n T.WLon,

JOHN

B.

WEIDNER,

"

"

"

"

" "

born July

15, 188-1.

"

l>ec. 31,

"

Apr.

28,

1858,

.

25, ISSO.

3,

1888. 181):^.

at Eriedens-

.

,-.

I

THK WJDHNERS.

26o

berg, Berks Co., Pa. enlioff] 6,

Weidner

iSSi

;

teacher

;

;

son of

niarried R. for

church, Trinit}' I^iitheran

mon

Council

;

ten ;

Henry Weidner and Anna vS.

A\ig.

mercantile business

now Comname

years,

Democrat

address, Reading, Pa.

was Benjamin Weidner

[Erez-

Gehrst of Reading, Pa.,

Rockland, brothers, Samuel, John and Jacob. of

public office held,

;

The

grandfather's

Berks Co.,

Pa.,

;

he had

CIlJLDiniX. EsTKLTJv Fj-okit!X.\,

Nkomak, CuAKLKs Hkxky,

EsTiiKi;

HENRY WIDENOR, er

Democrat

;

boni at " " "

born

"

Jveadiiig, Pa., 0.1. 17, 1884.

"

"

Aug.

"

"

Oct.

at vSummerfield,

21, 18S6. Ill,

X.

died and buried at Summerfield, N.

J.

J.,

]S99.

;

farm-

1870.

I

.

/;

,-

..•

,

1

(

TIIK WIDENKRvS.

261

JAMEvS LEWIS WEJDXER, born Aug. ton, 'Mo.

i.S6]

4,

Cau-

at

,

Weidner and Margaret W'eidner traveling Onawa, la., Xov. 2, 1892

sou of Daniel R.

;

;

married Janie Underbill of fraternal societies, F. & cliuich, Congregatiorial salesman Republican address, 1209 Jones St., vSioux A. ^L, K. of ]\ ;

;

;

;

;

Iowa.

City,

(Seo page SI.

Tlii.<

G. A. R. can was ;

vSoldier's

;

Presbyterian

;

:ylilitary

Home,

Service

]\Iail

ICrle Co.,

13

years

87

1

II.

Army,

D

M.,

Republi-

;

State

address,

;

Mail Service from 18S3 until 1S96, Captain of Co. 1

'iO.Iary

& A.

F.

O. a. G.

Was employed by

Ohio.

at

Chailotte

mercantile and

;

societies,

War and

press Co., from 1860 until 1883, except tinie in

from

1S41,

i,

married

;

1863

6,

fraternal

;

Record, Civil

Railway

in

in place.)

born Mar.

high school

education,

;

Adalaid Clarke of Springheld, O., Jan. connnercial

])ri)it

son of V/illiam Johnson \\'idner and

:

Widner

[I^ambcrt]

received too late to

wa.*^

HENRY WIDNER,

WILLI A.M Dayton, Ohio

copy

Ex^

S.

l^.

iji

12 O.

S.

X. G.

to 187S.

CHILD] ay\. Il.Maiv Lixcoi.x, AVh.i.iam AVinslow,

born at Gallon, "

Aug.

1,

1SC1.

Jan. 22,

18(37.

().,

" Springfield, "

Died Jan. Ji>sii: Arecn;,

JosKPJi Ci.AKKE,

tXoTK.

''

C.xKKu: -Abw,

'

Ci.AVTiri.;

"

r^l

v];t[.)^,

— See Jli.-tory of Clarke

tin MaTison, Jr., of

Gabon,

lun-n at

" " " Sandu.-^ky, " " families of

().,

" " "

20, 1S90.

Feb. 14, 1S70. Jan. 20, ].S7o. Jan. P.l, 1SS4. " '' "

Mhode Inland hy

Ge(.irge

Au.'^--

Xe\v York.

HARRY LINCOLN WIDNER, Galion, Ohio

;

son of \A'illiam Henr}"

born Aug. i, 1864, at Widner and ^L^\ AdalrnM

education, public schools of Galion, Ohio and married to vStella Eulce ProSandusky, Ohio thro of ^larshall Co., Texas, Oct. 12, 1886. at Greely, Colorado; Mib'tary Record, Comoccupation, theatrical and connnercial addnss, Suitt Jvejuiblican pany 13, i6th Ohio Nat'l Guard no and 11 Rarristcrs Hall, 15 Pembierton Sqr.are, lio.ston.

(Clarke) Widner

High

vSehool at

;

;

;

;

1

;

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;

,

,

)

f

I

t;.i

THE WIDENKRS.

262

residence, 36 East Kmerson vSt., ]\Ielrose, INIass. Mass. education was received at the public schools of (Talion, ;

I'.arly

Ohio.

and entered the High School at this place. Left school during juriior year, and entered the office of C. K. Black, wliolesale and retail coal dealer. Left this position and entered the office of A. E. INIarsli, Insurance and Real Estate in 1SS2, and on Aug. i, 1882 succeeded to tlie business, being iS years of age on tliat date, the youngest Insurance agent in the U. vS. at that time. vSold out in 1SS4 and went to Texas. Entered the Theatrical Profession in 1885 and remained in same vuitil 1S96. Located in Tittsburg, Pa., and entered the commercial business, and cariie to Boston, i\Iass., in 1901. At present, general representative for th.e New England territory for the Hutchison Acoustic Co., of New York.

Moved

to Sandu.sky, Ohio, in Oct., 1S78,

CHILDREN'.

Hakky

born

Wai.ki.m:,

"

PvoyDean, Died

at

at Watson vi lie, "Monterey,

Cal., 8ep1. 37, JSS7.

"

>;nv.

J,

J88S.

the residence of N. V. I'rothro, near Puixlon, Tex., Nov. 24, 3S90. DoNAiJi (ionnox, l.)orn at Sandusky, Oliio, Oct. 16, 1891, " " Pittsburg, Kaiis., Mar. 4, 1S93. Wuj.iAM Lksi.u:,

CLARKE WIDNER,

JOvSEPH Galion, Oliio

;

born Jan. 20, 1873, at son of William Henr}- \\'idner and IMary Adolai
(Clarke) W'idner

;

education, vSandirsky public schools and vSan-

dusky Business College

married- ^Myrtle Estella Bowling, daughter of Nickolis N. and ]£lla D. Bowling locomotive engineer on Pennsylvania Lines west of Pittsburg Presb}-terian fraternal societies, Brotherhood of Locomotive Eiremen, Brotherhood of Locomoti\-e Ivngineers Republican address, 190 KorthiithSt., Columbus, Ohio. loitered the service of the PennsA-lvania Railroad (as locomotive fireman) Apr. 5th, 1893, and has been continuousl}' employed Ijy said Co. Is at present employed as locomotive engineer for said Co. ;

;

;

;

;

;

CHI LDP' EX. Tjih;(ma LinKXA,

FRANK WEIDNER,

born

at Coluinbiu',

born Oct.

6,

Ohio, June

1832,

IG,

1898.

near Lancaster,

M.

,,ii..t.

THE

AVIDENERvS.

263

edncation, common scliool William Weidner Gentry of Nashville, Tcnn., sScpl:. 14, 1S65 Military Record, Construcstone and brick mason Lutheran sperA Republican AVar in Civil Army Union tion Corps, flakes Northern (5reat around the Indians with several ^-ears Pa.

;

son

of

;

;

married vSarah A.

;

;

;

;

;

;

went to St. Louis soon after the war and did contract work in tlie masonr\' line in the construction of tlie vSt. Louis and v^an buried Francisco Railway. Died at Dixon, ]\Io., Apr. 23, 1900 ;

at

Dixon, Mo.

CIllLDKEX. at A'alley Park, :Mo., Oct. 27, 1860.

born

nVnj.iA.M Tlr.NKV, Ki.iz.uiKTii,

"

"

Fhank

P.,

"

"Dixon,

Skmon X., Haves,

" "

.

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

" " "

"lb

1868.

Xov. 2b 1S71. " "

^^»,

187^^.

2,

1876.

rennsylvania before tlie war, four children XoTh\— He His father was probably killed in a railroad aci,'ibeinjr born of the union. dent in about 1835. His niolher, (nee Bowers?) niarrievl later Joseph (/ioshlb' One of his half brothers was named Henry. art, ]ipar Lancaster. bad se\eral sisters or kialf sistei's. Two uncles he spoke of were David and

was marric'l

.Alleii Weidner. ed the above.)

(AIi-. S.

in

X. Weidner

of St.

Louis (dobe Democrat furnish-

PETER

A\^IDENb:R, married Jane B. AVare Guy, Mar. John AVidenor of Scranton, Pa., (page 176) .says the following- were his father's cousirrs. Died at Oxford, N. J., Jan. buiied at Oxford, N. J. 27, 1827 3, 1S14.

;

CHTLDbEX. E1.1ZAIIET11 Oir.oiKw:

Ann,

AVasuinotox,

AlAiiGAiii-r AV)si:i;s,

Jank Bi:onk,

born 1814. " July 7, 1815. Died Sept. " at Hazen, X. J., Jan. 17, "

24, hS-vt.

1820.

Feb. 27, 1822.

"

born Apr. 25, 1824. Last knowri address was 41,"0 Kirby P.iad, Cincinnati, borii at OxTord, X. J., May 15, ]s26. AxDurw J.vcKsoN", " Oct. n, 1827. Died Jan. 27, )S27. PiriKH,

AVn.i.TAM,

MARGARET

AVISERS AVIDENER, born

<

>.

Jan. 17, 1S20,

.'"'''',

I .

..;;

;iM

I

'HiE W'JDENERS.

264

X.

daughter of Peter W^idener and Jane Widener; J. Hazen, N. J. married Jerome K. vStilhvell of J^elvidere, N. J., Sept. 2S, 1S36 Episcopal he carriage manufacturer died at Eeh'idere, N. J., I\Iay 5, 1901 buried at Belvidere, X. J. CIIILDKEX. at Ilazeu,

;

educalioii, at

;

;

;

;

;

born at

TifKODoin: F.,

Ax\A

"

IJ.,

J.\>-K,

KuzAUKTH,

Sept. 15, 1807.

Mar.

" " " " "

" " "

Fkancks,

" "

SAML-r.r Ci.AKK,

"

"

8Ai:A)f

.1.,

"

18iO.

1,

at Belvidcre, X. J., Sept. 9, 1848.

" "

^Hkxkv,

'Makv

"

born

AVir.LiAM Ci.AKK,

X.

B'.-Ividere,

"

"

"

'^

"

9,

Aug.

"

1845.

25, 3S49.

Sept. 30, 1851.

"

Nov.

"

IVb. 22, 1855.

XuN. 2y, ISol. 3Jay ], 1857. Julv 4, 18G3.

^Jkj.omkIC, Lavi:a Lori.sA,

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

GKuKur. Mead,

"

"

"

'•

25, ]S=)3.

*Dead.

AXXA ROEESOX STIEEWEEL,

born Mar. i, 1840, at daughter of StilUvell Jerome and ^Largaret E. J. Weiser.s [Widener] vStilhvell married Richard T. Drake of Eelvidere, X. J., ]\Iay 28, 1S62 Presbyterian he In.surance business. He Died vScpt. 11, 189S. Bclvidere, X". J. Behddere. X.

;

;

;

;

CIIILDJIEX.

C,

Jkxxii:

born at Belvidere, X. "

WlLI.lAM,

ers

J.

(W'idener)

iCliarity vScraulon,

18();-;.

18(34.

born Sept.

9,

1S43, at

son of Jerome E. vStihvell and Margaret WeisStihvell education, public school married ;

;

;

Belhs of Bclvidere, Pa.

J.,

"

CEARK STIEWEEE,

\VIEE1A,AI Belvidere, X.

"

"

;

X.

carriage painter

J., 1S66, ;

2Enuna Wilson

Presbyterian

;

of

Republican

;

died at Scranton, Pa.

ClIILDKEX. Sakah, Br.
bcirn at

"

Soantun,

" BclvidLif,

June

]'a.,

X.

J.

Feb.

29, G,

1807.

1872.

IL\i;i!V.

SARAH EEIZABETIT

STlEWh'-EE,

born

Sept.

30,

I

,

-]--

>'

'

THK WIDENKR.S.

265

daughter of Jerome H. Stilwell and 1851, at Belvidere, N. J. Margaret Weisers (Widciier) Stilwell education. Young Ladies married Charles Potter of vScranton, vSeminarv, Belvidere, X. J. ;

;

;

Pa.

he horse dealer;

teacher;

;

iiGMulbery

address,

St.,

Scranton, Pa.

FRAXCKS STlLYvELL,

born Nov.

Belvi-

at

1853,

25,

daughter of Jerome E. Stilwell and Margaret Weisdere, X. J. married John education, public scliool ers [Widener] Stilwell PresbyDeshong Macneal of Philadelphia, Pa., Apr. 14, 18S1 atidress. terian he Passenger Conductor Pennsyh-ania Railroad ;

;

;

;

;

;

Belvidere, X.

J.

he died Sept.

;

i,

1SS2.

SAMUEL CLARK STILWIUX,

born Feb.

1855,

2,

at

son of Jerome Stilwell and Margaret Weisers J. married Mary education, public school (Widener) Stilwell foreman painter in 1S85 lilizabetli Saum of Cdiio, Feb. 17,

Belvidere, X.

;

;

;

;

Thomas

Co.

^'.Ifg.

;

Methodist

;

Democrat

address,

;

167 Clif-

ton Ave., Springfield, O. CIIlLItrvBX. Caki.

.Ji;i;
horn "

Sa-mtki. Lam.vk,

at S])riiigfield, 0., Dec. S,

"

"

"

1887.

Oct. ]S, 181)3.

STILWP:LL, born May i, 1857, at daughter of Jerome Stilwell and Margaret

LAURA LOULSA Belvidere, X.

J.

;

education, public Weisers (Widener) Stilwell Gearge A. Mutchler of Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. ;

er

;

.school 13,

;

1881

married ;

jev.-el-

address, Philadelphia, Pa.

CHILDREN. Gkokgf AnuAiiAM, l-^KANCK,s

MAcxKAr.,

born at " "

I'liiladelphia, Pa., :\ray

"

"

1, 187*5.

^lar. 10, 1879.

GEORGE MEAD STILWELL,

born July 4, 1863, at Weisers Margaret and Stilwell son of Jerome J. married \'ictoria education, public .school (Widener) Stilwell commercial travA. Sthevton of P.ourten, X. J., Oct. 9, 1885 fraternal .societies, F. & A. M., K. of P. Metliodi.^t eler Belvidere, N.

;

;

,

;

:

;

;

Republican

;

address, 79 Centenial Ave., Revere, Mass.

''A'Vi

THE WIDENERS.

266

ClllLDKEX. Gkokgj; a.,

born

1I.\i:hy 11.,

"

"

"

"

May,

lx.\

N.

at Bourtcii,

Mar.

J.,

Jan.

:Slalden, 31a^s.,

IJeven-,

JAXK BROXK AVIDEXER,

4, 1887.

1S90.

2,

Islav. IS,

:\Ias.<.,

born Feb.

27,

]y03.

at Eel-

1821,

Widener and Jane B. (jUv) \\'idener education, Engdi.sli married John Meri'ifield of Penn Van, X. Y., 1S40 (he was Ijorn at Penn. Van, X. Y., X'o^^ 16, vidcre, X.

J.

daiighler of Peter

;

;

1S04,

was

a

(

;

died at Great Bend, Pa., 1SS4,

son of Robert

Merrifield)

and

buried

is

TTni\-crsalist

;

tliere.

He

fraternal socie-

:

he I. O. O. F. Democrat public oflice lield, Mayor he ph_vsician, merchant and hotel keeper. Moved to Dunmore, Pa., married there, then to Hyde Park, Pa., then to IMar.seilles, ties,

;

;

;

Her husband in addition to being a physician and mcichant managed two hotels and officiated as Mayor while at Hyde Park,

111.

Pa.

;

she died Ma}- 31, 1SS9, at

]\Iar.seilles, 111.

buried

;

Mar-

at

seilles, 111.

Cn,\in.0TTK,

CHILI IE EX. at Hyde Park,

boni

Feb.

Pa.,

IS, 1842.

iJiiMl Se]>t. 10, lFA:i.

born at

.Fon:.s K.,

Wai.tkkS.,

JAMES Park, Pa.

;

iSlerrifield

;

K.

'•

'•

Hyde ''

Aug.

I'ark, I'a.,

"

"

20, 1«44.

Dee. 30, 1850.

iMERRIFIELD, born Aug.

20, 1S44, at

Hyde

son of John Merrifield and Jane Bronk (Widener) education, English married Rhocla T. Crondall of ;

May, 1866

Great Bend, Pa.,

;

Conductor

]\issenger

;

fraternal

G. A. R., Ma.sonic, Order Railway Conductors Military Record, sc]\-ed three }-ears in 88 111. Inf., from 1862 to '65

societies,

;

;

Republican; address, 4321 A Laclede Ave., Si. Rotiis, Mo. Born at Hyde Park, Pa. Moved to Great Bend, Pa., then to iViarseilles, 111.,

since.

Was

1S65.

Field

in

then to Missouri in 1870,

has resided here ever

every battle the Ann}- Cuniberland was in 1862 to

Medal

of

Honor.

Was

on State Ticket in Missouri

as a candidate for Railnjad Commissioner, and

was defeated.

CHILI )i;kx. Wai.tkk Vnuiji-

E.,

born at Cleat " " "

Ik'iid,

"

I'a.,

Xov.

"

18ii!:».

0,

ISBT.

.--.!/

,

r

c:.

Tim WIDENERS.

WALTER

267

MERRTFIELD,

born Nov. 9, 1S67, at and Rhoda T. Great Bend, Pa. Eizzie married English education, Merrifield (Crondall) DesTrain Chief Sept. 1887 Kans., 7, Ert-are of Xickerson, sociefraternal Presbyterian R. R. E. patcher, A. T. & S. address, Dodge City. Republican ties, E. 8: A. M. & Chapter Dispatcher, and Train Operator, Telegraph Plas been E.

son of James K.

;

Merrificld ;

;

;

;

;

;

;

Kaiis.

Chief Train Dispatcher.

CHILDKEX. .T(wrpniNi:

born at ^'ickcmjii, Kaus., July 24, " " " " Julv 23

13.,

•7.

*]lied July

]SS<).

1891.

]90i.

2.5,

WALTER

MERRIFIELD,

1S50, at born Dec. 30, son of John Merrifield and Jane ( Widener) Plyde Park, Pa. left Republican teacher p:nglish education, Merrifield vS.

;

;

;

;

;

home years ago, supposed to have one son. CHILlUiEN. John.

born May 15, 1826, at Oxson of Peter Widener and Jane B. \\^are (Guy) married Laura C. Dolph education, conunon school

ANDREW ford,

N.

J.

Widener of I.

WIDENER,

;

;

;

V

1849; carpenter; fraternal Postmaster at ])unmore Republican

Pa.,

Blakely,

O. O.

J.

;

address,

:

;

Dunmore, Pa.

who knew

societies,

July,

^vas a

;

good reputable

citizen,

respected

b>-

all

him.

CHILDKEX. llKLKN Fi:ancis,

M.vkyJank,

l)Oru at Blakely, Pa.,



,,

Dnniuoro, "

1850.

Oct.

8,

July

10, lv855,

Chaki.k< G., GKOiKiK,

Kate

HELEN

P.,

}<

13, 1800.

Died Feb. ''

Pec. 28, 1865.

RANGES WIDENER,

born Oct.

8,

1S50,

at

daughter of Andrew J. Widener and Laura C. [Dolph] 13lakely married Hugh Higgnis education, common school Widener ;

;

;

^^'^^

'fHE WIDENERS.

of Scoth-n.d, Oct. dress,

„6

,,,,

-y^nmimji Stoule o

,S75

;

Presbylcrian

,!lakely St., r.,„„.,ore, P..

Cbd

ci.er] .Stottle

T:T;

N. ^

moved

"",

v.-inmuK.

.,

l,e

;

book keeper



-,d

he died Jan. ."'tgo'o

bo™

Dec.

.s,

,,,„

„t

Uec. 30, .s.g, .Robert Lan.m,,,, Sept

to Bloomfield,

•^''"-

"''

,

Oakland Co \ricb in ,s'-""» H;'«' -ki d b"

''• ""' "''"'''

Mkh

;

'^''"-

'-

^""<="

"t

l^ontiac,

ClIlL]31il':x.

tM..H„AKKT

Stott..,:,

born at Chili, X. Y.,

Cssu-s M. L.xx,x.,

Oc(

]^

]S''0

"'

'''''

^^"^'- ^'>

^^-^^

.U^'

,,oru at lUoo.nfleld,

*See page 135. t-Alarried \'oor]iic.s.

MARTHA fie^^^

Mich. ;

I. BANNING, born Apr o. ,s,-> Vt T^i. cla.^.er of Robert I.nnin^ anr^;:;!;;;:L^W;;;:

Greenville, Mich.

"^

^^'

'''^

'

^^^

^'^^^^

^

address,

CIIILDREX.

Hu'v'

,;

;

I)Kum.A.

.'

..

'•

^^'^'n''-"'

:^Iar. 24,

-^"''X 5:^.

.

'*'?•

^.iel'"d.,\;"/"'^f d.u.ghler „t Snneon A.

1^'^^.

.,

leb.

-M..I..,

1808.

""-•

'3.

Gro-.v

and JIartba

.S65,

G, ]87(i.

at

Ro.va, I.

Oak, [Un.ningi

I

I';



)

'

',

;

L

.

.1

'':.'

/

Tlll^:

Grow

education,

;

\Y1DKNERS.

coiiimon school

of Fairplain, Mich., Dec. 25, 18S9

K. O. T. M.

ties,

;

;

269

married Edson Carpenter

;

he farmer

fraternal socie-

;

address, Greenville, Mich.

CHILDliEN. Kali-ii,

bom

A. G.,

"

HARRY GROW,

at Fairplain,

born Sept.

conmion

farmer

;

;

;

Cit}-,

22, 1895.

[fanning]

I.

Grow

Mich.; edu-

;

son of vSimeon A.

common

N. Y., Dec.

born July 22,

Grow and Martha

school 29,

;

Modern W^oodmen.

fraternal societies,

education,

Apr.

married Klla Kidder of Sheridan, Aug., 1904

CASSIUS M. GROW, Mich.

"

25, 1S70, at Fairplain,

son of Simeon A. Grov/ and Martlia cation,

Jan. 29, 1S92.

?i]icli,

"

"

;

1897

;

1S72,

at Fairplain,

(Lanning) Grow; married Grace Rogers of Border farmer address, Vv^cst Branch, I.

;

Mich. ClllLDR]i:X.

born Apr.

H.v/.rA.,

DKWITT IMicli.

;

education,

Brown dress,

A.

GROW,

son of Simeon A.

common

2",),

1899.

born Feb.

6,

Grow and Martha

school and

bookkeeping

of Boise, Idaho, Feb. 1902

;

1S76, I. ;

at

Fairplain,

(Lanning) Gro^v; married Myrtle

occupation, Electrical

;

ad-

Emmett, Idaho.

CHILDREN. :\rAKTE,

CASSIUS

xM.

born Jime

20, 1901.

Diod Folx

15, 1905.

LANNING,

Robert Fanning and Mahctible

born Aug. 17, 1S48 (Widcner) Lanning.

CHILPllKN. Fjoxk,

Ixini at

Mile City, Mont.,

:\!ay 10, ]S83.

;

son of

;.

(<>

(toil

'-'; :

-m:

-; ,

.)<\<

l\

:>

\'-''

tl

T

<

:'

THE WIDENERS.

270

JOHN WEIDNER. JOHN WEIDNER Deeds

;

married Elizabeth.

(vSee records

Probably came from Gerniatiy.

of

See page 60. The descendants of this branch are vejy mnnerous and while many have been located, few have responded. Died about 17S7, at

ar.d Wills.)

Eosver

I\rilford,

Bucks Co., Pa.

•/ ..^

i',Mt



:.''.^

«

t

"i;

•/

1

TH?; widI':ners.

DAVID WEIDXKR,

no record, had

7 cliildreu, viz.

:

CIIILDKEX. Edith, Et.vixa,

AVlUIKLMIX.V,

David, ilKXKV,

^VlLLIAM,

Fkedkkick,

JOHN

\\'KIDXER, no

record

;

had

5 children,

v'w..

:

CIIJJvDKF.X.

Efuhkx, JOSKI'II,

Jacoh,

A NX IK.

JOSEPH RUBER WEIDNER, Ijucks Co., Pa.

Wcidner Co., Pa

;

;

son

born Nov.

Yveidner and

of Dc;niel

16,

1795,

at

(H'nber)

I'.dith

Eehigh

married Eli/.abeth Brcinig of Breinigsville, died July 24, 1861.

;

CillLDl^EX. born Xov.

Tjto.MAs LuEixKi,

"

"William Pkter, FKAXCfs Hkxrv,

Makv Emma

A>rAxr)A, 2^1

akia 3Iagal};xe,

1823.

2G,

ISlny 7, 1825.

"

"

"

Dec. 2S, LSol.

"

Apr.

TPIOMAS BREINJG WEIDNER,

9,1829. 9, 18-}().

born Nov.

26,

1S23,

Township son of Joseph Huber Weidner and Elizabeth (Breinig) Weidner education, in .schools of Lower

at

Lower

IMillford

;

;

iNIilford

Townshi])

;

married

Elizabeth Riegel

chandi.se business in Allentown, then took of Trudensville

Coup.ly ville.

Lutheran ehvirch

Agricultiu"al

Eeb.

Ceu'.etcrv.

6,

1SS6

;

v'-^ociety

buried at

;

;

;

general

up farming

ch.artei

member

;

of

iner-

niembei Lehigli

died near ColesRepublican Trudensville Lutlieraji Chiuelt ;

THE WIDHNHRS.

272

ClIlLDliEX. Virginia Kathakixe,

born

PiEfBKX IhKGKi,, Ejnvix ILuTT, David Joseph, Sakau Ellkx SrsANXA,

born Nov.

Ar:g. 22, ]S50. ]>ii'd

"

Sept.

9,

1855.

"

]\I:a'.

"

17, 1S(;0.

Nov. July

11, 1802.

Wu.LiA.M Pexx, AiJXE LoKE'iTA,

" " "

4,

"

June

2i:).

Hauvey

"

Feb.

Henkv

Ei-GEXK,

Ci.ixtox,

Jan. isns.

24, 1853.

14, 1858.

]8'.)5.

1S72.

7,

Died Feb. born Aug.

Ji:xxiE Katiiahixi;,

29,

lS7t!.

14, 1875.

DEATH OF A FOR.MER CITIZEN DF ALEE,NTOWX, Thomas

Breinig Weidner, a well

known

citizen

Eower

of

vSancon To\vn.ship, Nortliamplon County, died near Colesviile on

Saturday,

F'eb. 6, in

the 63rd year of his age.

was born

Fie

in

Township, Nov. 26, 1S23. When i-;. years of age he entered the store of George Steinnian, at Steinsburg, in

Eower

r\Iiriford

the capactity of a clerk. Later he occupied uncle's, Jacob Breinig, store,

After leaving Breiilgsville, he served as years in Philadelphia with a gentleman

where he

to Allentown,

a

at Breinigsville,

clerkship in

liis

Lehigh County.

a clerk for a number of named Parker. He came

a.ssociated himself

with the

late

Tvlajor

Thomas Yeager in the general merchandise business under the firm name of A'eager and Weidner. The\- continued in l}usiness for a

number

man}'

otb.ers,

of years, until the great fiie of

1848,

they were completely burned out.

He

wl:en,

with

again engag-

ed in business for himself and later formed a co-partn.ership with Henry J. vSaegar, doing business under the firm name of vSaegar and Weidner. In 1856 they closed out their business, when he

moved

Township, where he followed farming up to He was a charter member of the Lehigh Count>- Agricultural Society. Fie had been suffering from a to vSancon

the time of

hi'=;

demise.

complicption of diseases for several years, Avhich finally terminated in dro}xs>- and ciiuscd his death. r\ir. A\'eidiier ]ea\-es a ^^•ife

and

eiglil cb.ildren,

fu'c

smis

;

Reu_ben,

Fj'vin,

l)a\-id,

Henry

r- ii /I

-,'"''.-;'•

jlt

.:''!

A

ij

'" '





.J

-J'

THE

W'IDJvNJiRS.

and William and three daughters FJlen, Aline and Jennie. He was an active member of the Trudensville Chtirch, and his funeral took place tliere on Friday morning at ten o'clock. ;

REUBEX Rn£GEE WEIDNER, vSeidersville, Pa.

son of

;

beth (Riegel) Weidner

Thomas

born Nov.

married Alice Clewell,

;

1S53, at

24,

Breinig Weidner and

July

S,

Eliza-

1876

;

address, Seiders\-ille, Pa. C]HL])]M',N. Ci.Ariii:,

HdWAKIi, Wn.i.is,

Tho>!as,

Esi Kl.l.A.

ERWTX HAUPT WEHOXER, .Seidersburg, Pa.

born Sept. married Ellen C. Yeager.

;

at

1855,

9,

CTllLmiKX. JIakvky

I'j)Mrx]),

Chaki,i:s

born Apr.

KiAV(.ior),

TiioNiAs r.iKTON,

S,

l.SSU.

"

A})i'.

11, 1884.

"

Apr.

21, 1886.

HARVEY ICDMUXD WEIDNER,

Apr. 8, 1880 (Yeager) V/eidner man-ieJ Helen E.berle of Allentown, Pa., Apr. 21, 1905.

son of Erwin

Haupt Weidner and

boir,

CHARIJ:s I'LWOOI) WEnJXh:R, bom Haupt Weidner and Ellen

son of Erwin

Apr. (Yeager)

C.

married vSadie Rodes of vSlatetington, Aug.

DAVH) vSt;ider.-.\-ille,

JOvSia'H Wl-:n)Np:R, Pa.

;

son of

Thomas

;

I{llen C.

12,

bom

1SS4 Weiffncr

II,

;

;

;

1903.

Mar.

14,

1858,

at

Breinig Weidner and Elizabeth

Riegel V\'eidner educated in local .schools of Rower Sancon Township and Bethlehem High vSchool and Philadelphia College of Pharmnc) Eutheran Republican fraternal societies, (

)

;

;

;

!'\

A. M.

I'-'c

Slull,

i2th

I'el).

vSt.,

;

married

28, 1S85,

^slary E.

at

;

StuU, daughter of

Philadelpliia,

Philadelphia, Pa.

I'a.

;

ICdward

address,

1501

L.

X.

-,',f,

THE WIDKNERS.

-74

CHILD] :ex. Knw.AKi)

EDWARD 1SS6

15,

'I

Hd.MAs

educated

15,

]SSG.

TlIOMAvS BRETNIG V/EIDXER, born

sou of David

;

born Jan.

Bjii'iyiCr,

Weidner and ^lary E.

J.

(vStull)

Jan.

Weid-

and Central Higli Entered Jefferson Medical College 190.1.. Member of Phi Alpha Sigma, Medical Eraternit}-.

nei

;

in Philadelpliia public schools

A. B.

School, 1903,

SAR.AH ELLEN SUSANNA WEIDNER,

born ^Lar. 17, daughter of Thomas Breinig Weidner and Elizabeth (Riegel) Weidner educated in schools of Lo\N"er vSancon Town.ship married Charles Thomas Weierbach, Dec. 28, 1883. i860

;

;

;

ClilLDlMCN.

Edna

l)orn T»). 17, 1SS4.

Vihi^jsi.k,

Nkllik

"

JCr.i/.AHKi'K,

Apr.

HENRY EUGENE WEIDNER. son of er

;

Thomas

educated

becca Craig, cieties, F.

&

Breinig Weidner and

in

Lower

Dec. 11,

vSancon

7,

1S87.

born Nov.

1-^li.zabeLh

Township

.schools

;

1S62

;

married Re-

;

18S9, at Wilkesl^arre, Pa.

A. M., and vSulu's

11,

(Riegel) A\'eiden-

fraternal so-

:

Repulilican.

CIJILDKEX. Lui.iAN

Dklla

JioiiKicTsox,

Wn.LL^M PENN of

Thomas

born Jan. " July

('j;\i(,,

2], ISilS. 2S, 1S97.

born July 4, 1865 .^on and Elizabeth (Reigel) A\''eidner married Mar\ Lower vSancon Towriship schools Wi<:TDNT<:R,

;

Breinig Weidner

educated in

ICli/.abeth Kline,

:

;

Dec. 28, 1895.

CIIILDKEN. Ci.iF)-oi;i) 'J'lio.M \s,

]!\i,i'n

Ki.iNi;,

r.KATKicK Ei.iy.AKKTh-,

Yn;oi.MA An.na,

l)oni •'

" "

Dor.

I,

July

22,

IS'Ki.

Dii'il

A]ir.

24,

H'Ol.

1897.

^Slav 29, 1902.

Jan. M. 1904.

ALINE LORl'/LiW WEIDNER.

born

June

29,

1869

;

;!

.

.

.'!

THE WIDENERS.

-/.^

Wcidiier and

dauglitcr of Tlionias Breinig

(Riegel)

Eli/zaljelli

Weidner educated in Lower vSancon Townslii]) ried James J. Stull, Nov. S, 1891. ;

scliools

mar-

;

CllILDKEX.

bom

Damj) Wkidxkk,

"

^'Il;(UMA A\'Kn).\j:K,

Aug. Xmv.

1-J,

14,

1892.

JS95.

WIUDNliR, born Aug. ^.x, daughter of Tliomas Breinig" Weidner and Elizabeth (Reigel) Weidner educated in I^ower »Sancon Township .scliools: married Daniel iJavi.s I\Iinuieh, Apr. iS, 1902. JENXII^ KA'J'IIARINJi

1S75

;

;

WIEEIA.M PETER WEIDNER,

horn

son of Jo.seph

Huber Weidner and Elizabeth

married

Ann

]'!liza

I'lank

May

^S-^^-,

7,

(Breinig)

:

V\",^irii}er;

died Apr. 16, 1891.

;

(.'MILDinCX.

born

ii]:vKKi: FjiaMvIj.v,

at

Center

A'alley,

REVERE, ERANKEIN WEIDNIiR, at

Center \'alley, Pa.

Ann

;

j'ii.,

Nov.

born Nov.

'22,

]8")].

22, 1S51,

son of Williaju Peter Weidner and

liiiza

Weidner President and Professor theology at Chicago Eutheran Theological Seminary since 1891. Graduate of Muhlenbery College, Allentown, Pa., 1869, A. M. (Blank)

.

;

JS72, D. D. 1894 graduate Lutheran Theological Senn"riar>", Philadelphia, Pa., 1873 S. T. D. Carthage Elinois College ;

;

Augustina College and Theological Seminars', Rock Island, 1894 married hhnma Salome Jones of I"'hiladejphia, Pa., July 10, 1S73 (see Ivunna S. Jones) in Lutheran ministry pastor at Phillipsburg, N. J.,. 1873-78 lYofe.ssor of English History and I^ogic at Mtdilenbery College 1873-7 pastor at Philadelphia, 1S78-82 Professor at Augustiana Theological Seminary, Rock Tslan*! 1882-91 Prc^fessor of Theology both at Ivock Edand and Chicago 1891-94. Has i>ublis!ied some twenty voluir.es en Thetdogy in all departments. Traveled e>;tcnsivcl\' in this eouiitry and al.iruad. Lecturer in various Chautauc|ua iSSS.

L.

L. D.

;

;



;

:

;

:

scliools.

Address, 13J1 vShefneld A\c., Chicago, El.

Isil,'

i

I

i

!

L

c

t';

THE WIDENERS.

2/6

CIIILDKEX. *Fju:i)Ei
at PliilndclpJiia, Fa., 1S7-1.

Ixu'ii

•'Died in infancy.

HENRY

FRANCIS WEIDNER, born May 9, 1829 son Joseph Huber W'eidiicr and Elizabeth (Breiiiig) W^eitlner married Hoffman, 2 Anna Hellner ivSarali war. lie an ;

of

;

;

Mason

engineer, religion Lutheran, also a

He was

;

politics,

Republican.

home with

Corporal in the Rebellion and was broug^ht

a

fever and died at Allentown,

T^a.

,

vSept.

1863.

12,

CIIILDKEX. 1st.

Wile.

born at Trevlertown, Pa., July

LiLi.iA A.,

5,

1853.

2nd. AViie.

Emma

born Xov.

J AXE,

ISuO.

L'3,

EIELIA

A. AVEIDNE:R, born Jnly 5. 1S53, at Trevlerdaughter of Francis Heriry Weidner and v'-^aiah (IloffmanJ Weidner education, college address, Lutheran Center Valley, Pa.

town,

Pa.

;

;

EMMA er of P^rancis dress,

WEH^NER,

JANl^^

;

;

born Nov.

23,

1S60

;

daught-

Henry Weidner and Anna (HefTer) Weidner

;

ad-

Kuntzlown, Pa.

^L\RY AAL\NDA W]aDNP:R,

bom

Dec.

23.

1S3T

;

daughter of Joseph Huljer Weidner and P.lizabeth (lireinig) Weidner died Apr. 26, 1844. ;

MAGALENE

n^lMA MARIA 9,

1840

;

daughter

[Breinig) \\^eidr^er

.

;

DAVID Wl'IDNER, I

Huber) Weidner

July

17,

1854.

;

WEIDNICR,

borji

A]n-.

Joseph Huber Weidner and Elizabeth married W. P. K. Johnson, June 7, 1S70.

of

.son

niarried

of

Daniel

Salome

Weidner and

vSamsel, r\Iay 6, 1S24

I'dith :

died

THE

27^"^

WIDENICRS.

HENRY

A. WIUDXER, Sn lome [.Samsel] XWndner.

son

Havid

of

W'cidiicr

aiui

C'llILDKEN. JjEXIAMIN, Lauiia.

ALFRED WEIDXER, (Sanisel) \\'eidner

son of David \\'eidner and Salr-niaddress, Merriuiac, Jefferson Co., Ja.

;

CIJILDEEN. Hexkv, Fkaxk.

HANNAI-I WEIDXER, daughter of David Weidner aurl Salome (Samsel) Weidner education, common school married. Robert Hellerman of Penns>d\ania, Jan., iS^6. ;

;

CHILDTJEX. Cjtaklks

J)avii>.

l,oni at i'liiladeljiliia, P:x.,

James. Jitwix,

^

u

..

,.

Gj:o];i;i: A\'Asiiix(;-i-o.\,

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a

1Jj:x];y AV.,

"

"

\Vu.UAMR..i!HitT,

"

"

'•

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Sept.,

1. 18*;^.

WILEIA^I ROBERT HELEERAIAX.

born Sept. i, tS6;-;, son of Robert and Hannali Helierman education., Girard College silversmith ^lethodi.st Repuljlican address, 657 X. i-th St., Philadelphia. at Phihidelphia, Pa.

;

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;

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:

;

GEORGE WIDEXICR, byterian i.e.ia

and

:

Democr.al

.Illinois.

.

married Elizabeth Conley

Moved from Pennsylvania

Prol'abl\-

WjLl.l.', M. Fa.i.i.s.

.lOilX.

Pres-

Indbelongs to the Berks Countv Brancli.

CillLDliEX. Sap.a!;,

;

to Ohio,

i

:

•/•;-l(|M

J

;!

\:U

T}IE WIDENHRS.

vSARAH W'IDKNER, Widener

]'"li/.al)Cl]:

270

daughter of George

and

\A^ideiier

niairied Joseph Burns.

;

C"iiiLi)i;i':x.

Thomas, M.\i:y a., Ei.i/Ani;ri!.

JOHN WIDKXKR,

son of born Apr. 12, iSiS, in. Oldo 2?^Irs. KS38, Swank, married lEHxabelh George Widener died Martha Barlow, 1845, died 1S47. 3Snsan Grcp, iS-i^S, jj^hndii!^ he died at Rcpuijhcan Metiiodist farmer 1872 ;

;

;

;

;

;

Ind., Ma}' 26, 188S

buried at vSmartsburg, Tnd.

;

Cini,])REX. ^V:lV.

l^^l

?»[\iiV

I::.,

2nd

liorii

at (';eorgeto\vii, Bl.,

Xov.

born

at Crawfurd^vilk', lud.,

Au!^

1S;>).

'2'2,

V/ilV.

G):r>i;Gi': A\"..

IS-if).

;)'),

3rd ^Vifo.

Amklia

"

"

ilK-TKKA.,

"

"

U.,

"

''

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••

"

"

M.MfALA

GEORGE

A.,

[Barlow] AViden.er odist

;

;

;

Wingate.

" " "

born

15,

Aug.

K. of P.

societies,

;

1870

i;j,

Bee.

3,

;

1S5-'.

I85M

n;, ISOS.

''

;

May

.Tan.

?klar.

son of Jolm Widener and ediication, comnn:*!] school

of Crawford.-willc Ind.,

fraternal

Oct. o, IK^O.

Jiid.,

"

WJJJENER,

W.

Crawfordr^xille, Ind.

Quick

Crawfordsxille,

"

.lA>n:s

C.

l)oiii at

^1.,

.<\KAii Jv,

'•

1S46.

30,

a!

Martha Chvig married Ahoe farmer

Republican

;

;

Meth-

address.

Tn^l.

(;iiiid-'.n:x. C!.A!M,N<

Ccv

0..

1:

A..

h.iMi at

"

Gn

i!ii,'-,nii,

Bliii;!;ilc,

Jnd., Awji.



S.

Is71.

.iuly 3. 1S74.

M. \\'13:Br:XI-:R, ])orn Oci. 5, 1S50, near Crawdaughter of John Widmer and Susan [CB'ee nun ried John T. rtlereducatiun, coi,inn;»u sr];oo! W'ideuer lie iaru-:er I^iS! i-,, Co., luci., Mcu l;.ich. of Monlj'.oiiK. ry AMJ'yBi.V

In:!,

iord-:-,-il]t.

.

j

.

;

.

;

:

THE WIDENERS.

28o

Methodist

;

Ben Hur

fraternal societies,

No.

dress, R. F. D.

Cniwfordsville,

3.

;

he

])einocrat

;

ad-

Iiid.

CJIILDTJEX. CjiklskvC., M.^ttieP.,

liornat " "

'

Vjiiiy,

WALTKlOr., VinckntAV.,

"

CiaiiA

"

CHELSEY Elnidale, Iiid.

ener]

]\[.,

C.

Utterback

;

" " "

UTTERBACK,

.son of

;

" "

" "

Be^sikF.,

'•

"

"

"

"

"

"

"

''

'•

bom

Jan.

Aug.

15,

1SS2.

20, 18S3.

Sept. 14, ]SS4. Oct, 13, 1881

Nov.

13,

.July 18,

Ang.

Jan.

:>.

1888. ISltl.

23. ISUJ.

15,

1SS2,

at

John T. Utterback and Amelia M. [Wid-

High School

education,

Henderson of Waynetown, Aug. address, Edmore, Mich.

ByhoxL.,

born

LES8Ln:D.,

"

MATTIE

Elinaale, Ind., " "

28, 1S91

;

married ^laggic fanner Democrat; ;

;

at Klindalc, Iiid.,

"

EJmoie,

1892.

:\[irh.,

180-1.

UTTliRBACK, born Aug. 20, 1S83, at daughter of John T. Utterback and Amelia M. [Widener] Utterback education, connnon .'school married D. B. Zeigler of Waynetown, Nov. 20, 1S91 U. B. Church Democrat he merchant address, Hutchinson, Kans. Elmdale, Jnd.

P.

;

;

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;

;

;

ClIJLDhKX. Enxi->T

]>.,

hi^ri) a(

Vrayuetowii,

Sept., 18H2.

;

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:

• :

.

' I

THE WIDENKRS.

28o

Methodist

;

Ben liur

fraternal societies,

dress, K. F\ D.

No.

Crawfordsville,

3.

;

lie

])cmocrat

;

ad-

Iiid.

ClIIIJJr.EX.

ChklskvC,

liornat " "

M.^ttieP.,

'

" "

Be.s^ieR,

" "

VixcextAV.,

"

CiaKA:\r.,

"

Yiiii^^,

WaltejOI.,

CHHLSEY Elnidale, Ind.

ener]

C. .so)i

;

Utterback

;

Klindule, "

" "

" " "

UTTERBACK, of

Incl.,

" "

"

" "

"

'•

Oct, 13, 188(3.

Nov. July Aug.

born Jan.

13, 18,

education,

Higli School 28, 1891

;

1888.

1891.

2S, 1891.

15,

John T. Utterback and Amelia

Henderson of Waynetown, Aug. address, Edmore, Tvlich.

18S2.

20, 18S3.

Sept. ]4, 1SS4.

'^

"

Jan. 15,

Aug.

j,SS2, INI.

at

[Wid-

married r^Inggie farmer Democrat; ;

;

ciiiL]^-]n':N.

ByhoxL.,

born "

LESSLni; D.,

MATTIE

at IChiKhile, lud.,

1892.

"

180-i.

Jvlnion.-, :\Iirh.,

UTTERBACK, born Aug. 20, 1883, at daughter of John T. Utterback and Amelia M. [Widener] Utterback education, connnon school married \). B. Zeigler of Waynetown, Nov. 20, iSyi U. B. Church Democrat he mei-charit address, Hutchinson, Kans.

Elmdale, Ind.

P.

;

;

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;

;

;

;

ClIJLDhKN. Ehxe^tK.,

born

at

Vv'aynetown,

Sept., 18h2.

nc

I

THlv WIDENERS.

281

Weidner

W^illiain

Katherine Weidner

Hannah Weidner

John Weidner Boni 1771

1

Died ]SIov. 1837 vSee page 60.

Rebecca Weidner John Weidner Charles Weidner

Joseph Weidner ^Lazarus Weidner

A ers

handed down from Wilhani says that four broth-

tradition

came

to tliis country.

WH]]:)XER, born May 3, 1709, at Upper married Eh/.abeth Harsoti of John Weidner Pa. died Upper Milcabinetmaker; Reformed German

Wn.IjAM Milford,

lachcr

;

;

;

;

ford. Pa., Oct. 15, 1S77.

ClIILDREX. born July

15. ls2o.

lx)rn

?*lATn>L>A,

EMZAHl/ni

]].,

A XX,

]\rAl{V

IMauia,

".Ntar.

HO, 1829.

"

Nov.

16, 1833.

"

S(.-pt.

4,

1835.

.-\ug. 01.

bs40.

Soi'IIIA,

"Wn.T.iAM, Jr., Ri:i;i;<

c

\,

born

Cauolixj:,

Sahah, L(n-i^.

EDWUN

WEIDNER,

H.

Rebecca vSchultz

;

i)orn

July

15.

1S25

married

;

died Oct. 25, 1877.

CHILDKEX. MvK\ *m_-sAx. SAi)ii:bi:\.

MYRA

••

'•

'•

Mkdoka.

•I'ivd al Jlrlriia.

••

Ujipcr " " "

boMi

()]\\n,

at •'

"

I'a..

Ocl.

"

'•

N..V.

"

"

>^f>v. s,

"

"

^h^'--

:Mill'or;l.

:>,

lS5(i.

21»,

•',

185S. isr,f>.

1^"^-

ihx. 22, b^Sl.

Wl'lDXlvR, born

Oct,

3,

1S5A, at Ui^iK-r Milfr^rd,

.,-

vli.i'f

!

irif.yi

i;;il. .<>

.

..'I

I

!

I

i,"^

THK WIDENERS.

282

Pa.

daughter

;

Weidner

of Echvin

education,

;

and

W'eidiier

li.

public

school

Rebecca

married

;

(vSchullz)

M.

D.

Re\-.

Cliristman of vSigniind, Pa., Ma>' 27, 1S80 he Minister Reformed Church address, 42 Ohio Axe., Tiftin, Ohio. ;

;

CHILD] ;ex. HowAHi) AVKmNKK,

born at Minersville,

AVk-sims,

"

IlKrnroiNi.,

" "

Wakrkx

"

lvO>[.\ix, M.vKii-;

Kai:i. AVrLroKi),

"

Apr.

I'a.,

•'

1,

'•

Oct. 9,

Aug.

•'

Uki.kxa, O.,

"

Baltiiiioi-e,

O.,

.Ma>- P,

''

Mt. Eaton,

'•

Apr.

18SI. ISM'.

oO, 1884.

;;0,

I^^SS.

IWJO.

SADIE

EP:A W'EIDXER, born Mar. 3, 1S75, at Upper daughter of Edwin H. Weidner and Rebccc;i (Schultz) \\>idner education, commoii .schools, Relle\ue Jdigli

Milford, Pa.

;

;

School, Heidelberg University, Tiffin, O., -stitute,

Chicago,

111.

;

educator

;

and Mood}' Pible

Reformed Clrarch

I11-

address,

;

78 Higa.shi Sambancho, vSendai, Japan.

ELIZABETH

H. WEIDNER, born Mar. 30, 1S29, at Upper education, comdaughter of William Weidner mon .school married John Krauss of Kraus.sdale, Pa., Apr. j8, Republican Reformed Gerinan Church he farmer 1871 address, Ivast Greeriville, Pa. he died at Krau.ssdale, Pa., July Milford, Pa.

;

;

:

:

:

;

;

;

26, 1903

Kraussdale, Pa.

Ijiiried at

;

AXX

AIARV

WTUDXl'.R, born Xov.

]6,

1S33,

at

U}>-

daughter of William Weidiier and Elizamarbeth (Harlacher) Weidner education, connnon .school he Unitried Jesse Earas of U]iper Milford, Pa., Eeb. 22, 1S52 Address, Richland Cened Ivvangelical Minister Re]Hiblican he died at Ouakcrtown, Pa.. 1902 buried ter, Bucks Co., Pa. at Union Cemetery. Allentown, Pa. pcr Millford, Pa.

:

;

;

;

;

;

;

;

ClIJJ.nKKX. Sai.i.iic

a..

bori) at I'pper IMilffird, I'a., Jan. 18,

ISoo.

SAEIJE

A. EARAS, born Jan. 18, 1853, jit ITppcr Mildaughter of Rev. Jesse Earas and Mary Ann Weidmarried ner) I^aras educalion. cojumon .school and Xormal ford, Pa.

(

;

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;

Ill)

M f

.

.

f

!

,

.

.

I

THK WIDENHRS.

28

-,

Albert S. Gross of Al]cnto^vll, Pa., Oct. 30, 1S79 United H\at).^elical Church he tinsmith. address, Ouakcrtown, Pa. ;

;

;

CHILDREN. at

Allentowii,

Ax.\ii:L.,

'•

"

Quakertnwii,

Oi.ai;k L.,

'•

"

"

"

3Iii;ianL.,

"

"

"

"

IIattik]..,

The following

is

MATILDA last

1

from the manuscript

Pa.,

"

Oct. 28, ISSO. Oct. lU, tS8o.

Sept.

Aug.

-JO,

ISSo.

20, 18i)0.

Mrs. D. M. Christinan

of

:

AM^:iDNKR,

daughter of William Weidner married Michael Nu.ss. knew of them they lived at Depere, Brown Co., Wis.

and Elizabeth

The

l)oni

[Harlacher]

\Veidner

ELIZABETH WEIDXER, and Elizabeth (Harlacher) Krau.sedale,

;

daughter

\\''eidner

of

William Weidner Krause of

married Jahii

;

MontgomeryCo., Pa.

iMARY A XX WEIDXER,

daughter of William Weidner married Jesse Laras. The and lUizabeth (Harlacher) Weidner last address was Quakertown, Pa. Rev. Laras is a minister of the ;

E\-angelical Association.

MARIA WhUDXER, ]£lizabeth (Harlacher)

daughter of William Weidner and mairicd Milton Beidler. Her

Weidner

;

address ^^as Allentown, Pa.

WMLLIAM WEJDXER, JR., son of William W\:idner and married Lydia Girneit. He is Elizabeth (Harlacher; Weidner ;

a minister of the P^\-angelical Association.

Address, Reading, Pa.

REBI'.CCA WI'IDXI'R, daughter of William Weidner and married Di". George Christ Weidner

Elizabeth (Harhicher)

;

;

died at Jewell City, Jewell Co., Kans.

;

buried at Zionsville, Pa.

CAROLIXE. WEIDXlvR, daughter of William Weidner and Pvlizabeth (Plarlacher) Weidner manied Rev. Jonas Price of Harley.sville, Pa., Dunkard !\linister, address, Qnakerstown, ;

Pa.

vSARAH Wl' IDNER, Elizabeth [Ilarlacher]

The

WIDEN KRvS.

1'IIH

284

address

last

I

daughler of AVilliaiii Weidner and nianied liciirv vSliuleiilicrg.

\\''eidner

knew was

MEDORA WEIDXER. Milford, Pa.

[Seliuhz]

Zeveier

;

daughler

;

Weidner

of

;

Jewell City, Jewell Co., Kaiis.

born

public

education,

;

Nov.

185S,

29,

in

I'pper

Edwin H. Weidner and Rebeeca school

;

married

Mr.

address, Lansdale, Pa.

Weidner, had three sisters and Their names were. Katherine, [or Katie, as they called her, Karjuah, Charles, Rebecca, John, Joseph and Eazarus. Katie Weidner married Daniel Xuss, lived in Hereford Township, Rer]:s Co Pa. Had one son, Jona-- Xus'^, he lived at the same jjlace married Sarali or Sallie Moser. jNIy

grandfather, William

four brotliers.

j

,

;

Hainiah Weidner mari"ied John Tranb/, buried

8wain]>

at

Tlie children

Cluirch, r)ear S]iinner.sville or to\vn, Pa.

I

leniem-

bar were, vSarah, Hannah., Kitt\- or Catherine, Julia and John. Sarah 'Praub manied John Carl, used to Hve r>ear T-Iosensack. Rebecca Carl, who married I'a. Sariih Carl had a daughter, Daniel "\'eakle of ilo.sensack. Pa. Hannah Traub, I tln'nl-:, iiuirried a Mr. Dimmig of Iv Greenville, ]'a. J also tliind< a daughter Wiles. Kitty 01 Catlierine Juli;.i Trau.b married a Mr. V.'ile or Traub married a Mr. Wagner, and used to live nea.;- Emnnse, The last I knew Pa. John Traul), married Amanda Stoneback. th.e>' li\cd at Goshen, Tnd. I think tliere v,ere more children but I can not say. Rebecc-a Weidn.er married Natlian Schaffer. Children, Jes5;e. l^mma, Revinus. Enama SchaiTer married Joe ^'ingling of Allcntown, Pa.

John Weidiier, children,

R.cl'ieeca,

Lucy, Willoughl)y,

and

John. Rebecca Weidner rnavried Mr. Siiankwiler. She is the only one li\-ing of tliis family th.at I know, her present address is To].)t(.>n,

Pa.

Lu.cy

Weidner married

Weidner married Williau)

Ikuis.

a Mi.-.s Siiankwiler, children,

or Mellie, Martha, Ida, Jane, [Mrs. Jane

Crclz,

Wiiloughby

ilcnr_\-,

Mela.^ena

Cemcnton,

I'a.)

vSassaman. bhau'ns. Pa., I'.dwaid, Eniians, Pa., Ah;erl, Kunt/.towu,

THE Pa.,

James,

Schroyens,

WIDEXKRvS. Pa.,

vScliroj-ers,

2.Ss

Mantaiiia

[W'eidner]

.SchroN-c",

I'a.

I{M^L\

WIUDXER,

born 1S48

married John Kcrchuer.

;

died 1902.

CHILDHJLX. Liz/.iK,

hum

1874.

-\.NM);,

"

1877.

XIOWTUN,

" " " "

AiiciiiE,

Fi
;

1S7U. 188.3.

;

lie

1S8.V).

1S89.

Milton,

Charles U'eidner, children,

near Signaund, Pa.

Died

1880.

Leanna.

Milton lives

married Mar}- Nu.ss.

Soliday, children, Stephen. Joseph A\^eidner married Stephen A\'eidner George, John, Caroline, Lcvina and Emma. married Maria Geary. Eevina \\^eidner married vSamuel Kothenberger (they had a son, Janies Rothcnberger and a daughter Emma Rothenbcrger.) Phnma Weidner nianied Charles 2\IanI think gold. I think George Weidner married Matilda Geary. there was a daughter, ^lary Weidner, Avho married a Mr. Weller.

Eazarus Weidner, children,

liarmnh.

Nelson,

William,

Elizabeth, Eetitia, James, Enos, Kitty and Mary. Ilaniiah Weid-

ner married Daniel Xu.ss,

Nuss,

Jr.,

Nelson \\'eidner married

Elizabeth Weidner a Mr. Eret,

Letitia Weidr>er

S^dliv

mnrri-.d

Nelis Reese, Kitty or Cathrine married a Mr. Stout, Mar>' Weidner married a Mr. Crider, they used to \Wq at Macungie. Pa. Enos Weidner u.sed tc; live in Hamilton, Ohio. Williarn lived in

knew. So did Kitty, Mrs. Stout. Weidner of Reading, P;i., William I think my uncle. Rev. uncles' and aunts' fannlie-^. his can gi\'e \ou some information of ]\ame. To the great-grandfalher's Also his grandfathers, my li\ed in Lovs-t.-r and he best of my knowledge his name was John, Philadelphia,

Milford, Pa.

l-a., tlie last I

;!i(,

286

WIDENHRS.

Tlli^

PETER

liOX.

A.

at Philadelphia, Pa.

;

BROWN WIDENER, born Nov.

13,

1834,

son of John Widener and Sarah (Fuhnei

Widener education, public and high school married H. Josephine Duuton of I'hiladelphia, Pa., daughter of Capt. jolui L. ;

;

Dunton, Aug.

185S

JCpiscopalian RepubliEducation of Philadelphia, l\a., from 1867 to iSyo, City Treasurer of Philadflp^hia. 1870 to 1S77, JS90 City Park Com'r. .Addrc.'^s, Eand Title Bldg. Phila-

can

iS,

public office held,

;

;

Capitalist

Board

;

;

of

delphia, Pa.

CHILDREN. Gkokgk

D.,

JOSEI'H E.

HOX. PETER ARRl^EL BROWX WIDIvNliR. He is a descendant of Revolutionar}- slock on his mother's P'ulmer, who served on the Both his father and mother were natives of Philadelphia. Plis lather, John Widener, was born in the year 1791 and in early life was engaged in freighting goods between Philadelphia and Pitt.sburgh, but in later years was a side, his staff of

Crrandfather being Capt.

Washington.

General

brick manufacturer. also died in tlie

He

died at Philadelphia in

same year

at

the

advanced age

1S75, of

his

wife

eighty-two

years.

Mr. Widener received Ins early education in the public and high schools of his native city, where he acquired those habits of

which have characterized

his subsequent career. During days he learned the printer's trade, 1jut he tu.rncd his attention to the uieat packing business imujediately uj)on going into business for himself, on a limited scale, and gradually extending his business as he acqm'red more capital, in which he

iudustr}-

his school

was

\-ery successful.

In the year 1862 he was

inq^ressed \\ith the possibilities of

matter of Street Railways, and conunenced systematically to study the matter from a business and speculad(j\-elopmcnt in

th.e

tive stand point.

ness,

having

liad

In 1864, he withdrew from the packing busisome experience and ac(ju.ired nnich informa-

WIDENERvS.

Till':

'

he turned his entire attention to Street Railways. In undertaking he ^Yas frecjuently associated with WiUiani E.

tion,

2S7

this

El-

kins of Philadelphia, now deceased, Wni. U. Kenible, Thomas 1'. Ryan, Wni. C. Wiiitney, Judge J. IT. Reed of Pittsburg, Chas. T. Yerkes of Chicago, and II. II. \'reeland of New York.

Mr. Widener has now been in the Street Railway Inisiness for u]wvards of forty years and by gradual acquisitions has became one of the largest holders of the securities and stocks of He the.se corporations in the United States, if not in the world. has a thorough knowledge of

both practical and

all

that pertains to street railways,

By

.si)eculative.

the

exercise

of

rare

good

properties and constructing new-

in manipulating old he has accumalated a large fortune and is a multimillionare and ranks with any of the great capitalists of this country or the old world. What the \'ander])ilts and Goulds are in the history

judgment lines

of

Steam Roads, Mr. Widener

is

to

Street

Railways.

large holder of the stocks of se\'eral manufacturing

He

is

a

corporations

and fmanxial institutions.

American, modest in debroad minded and pubnieanor and retiring in disposition. Pie part in public ento take lic spirited and has always found time and has contributed terprises connected with his native city, In person Mr. Widener

is

a typical

is

without stint to

He

its charities.

has dedicated to

Eibrary,"

also

the

Philadelphia the

"Widener Memorial

"Widener Memorial for

the training of

hue buildings contauis about thirt\--ri\-e acres of land and is .situated on the Old York Road lietwt-en Olney and Smnmerville.

Crippled Children." which, with

its

He

has traveled extensively abroad and is a close olxserver of In politics Mr. Widener has always betrn a Reaffairs. ])ul)lican, having cast his fir.st vote for General John C. P'reniorit. He .still takes an acti\-e interest in politics and stands liigh in the

men and

counsels of his partw

tliL-

Mr. Widener's home is country residences

finest

and he has one of America, "Ogant/.." P. O. address,

in Piiiladelphia

in

THE WIDEXERS.

2SS

Elkins Park, where he has a rare and \al liable collection of maswhich it has beeii liis good fortune to olitain in this country and abroad. The family also have a beautiful villa at terpieces,

Newport, where it is customary for some of the members to spend the season each year. Mr. W'idcner takes time during his l.)usy life to devote to social matters and often entertains his friends lavishly

and takes great pleasure

in

exhibiting his art

treasures and rare collections.

Traditions and Statements from the manuscripts of Hon. P. A. B. W'idener, Philadelphia, Pa. St. Eouis, !\Io.,

Feb.

8,

1902.

have two In'others, Paul and Joseph, in America, and have not heard from them for some years. I Avas born in vSchwetz, \\'. I

Prussia.

}jernhard

Pj.

\\"iedner,

9935

vSadie

Aye.

New York, N. Y., ^.lar. 5, 1902. Grandmother's name was Christena W'idener, born iri Dec. 5, 17S7 she had a brother ]\Iichael, and sisters Mar}'

]\Iy

Pa.,

;

and Elizabeth. Christena married IJaniel Mus.selraan, Oct. 6, 1804. The}- emigrated to Ohio and to Indiana in iSiS. M_\mothers name is Caroline M. Taylor. Christena M. Rodd, 444 St. Nicholas Ave. MorgantOAvn, Berks Co., Pa., Feb. 20, 1902. have an old Dutch Bible, publi.shed at Gerriianlown, in 1743, John W'eidner's children born from 17S2 to 1791'' are recorded in it. It is an old relic and in good condition. At the tleath of John W'eidner it v/as given to Peter Weidricr and when Peter died it came into the possession of ni)- fallicr, David W. Ilinies and I ha\-e it now. Margaretta PJimes. I

.

Arkansas

My

father

was

];orn in

New

Cit}',

Jersc}" or

Kans.,

Mar.

New York

S,

5900.

and had

THE WIDENERS.

289

was calltd Uie "Lake Coimtr}-" in New York was a bo3\ My father's name was John Widener, but the first "e" was drop])ed and spelled "Widner." He li\ed iiearly all his life in vSussex Co., N. J., near Lafayette and Newton, bnt when I was about eighteen years of age we moved to W. Ya.. where father died. I have been in the west since and lost track of my relatives. When I was a boy, a cousin of mine from New York visited us and as I remember, his name was John Widener relatives in A\hat

when

I

or \\'idner (see page 84.)

Chas. F. Widner, 902 N. vSeconcl St. Wrightsville, Pa,, Feb. ]\Iy

Michael

name IVI.

Henrs' Widner and my

is

Germantown many Ohio. is

I

my

Widner. Several of years ago.

father's

Some

of

v.-as

li\ed

relatives

in

tlie AA'^idener's sett'ed

War

served four \'ears in the Civil

1902.

3,

name

father's

my

pr^isent

lien.rs'

Widner.

and

ir-

age

71 years.

Freeport, I fi\'e

was born

years old

in Ptnns)'lvania,

my

near

came west and

Nov.

Gett^'sl^an'g,

father settled near Da.ytou, Ohio.

heard him say that there were thrcL Father, who>e

111.,

riame tlie

family of Al)raham

was

third

AA'illiam,

brotlier

still live

brothers in

and

moved

in C)hio

liis

lo

v.'hen I

1

iamdw

Abrahaiu

J'hi'adelphia.

near Troy as

was

have often

Iris

brotlicr

1S9G.

9,

well

as

The the

balance of our family. F^aac O. Widener.

Terre Haute, Ind.

Mary Wilkius mairied

JuLige John had a son John who married. Catherivie vShepard, their daughter Cassandre married a Mr. F.laokburn, lUi/alx-th married into tlie James K. Polk lankily. Mar_N' mai ried a Mr. Macy. M\- fatiier w-ts Jud.gc Andrew Wil'iciri^'.. a descendant of the Yirtiinifi branch Oi the i'enns^ l\-auia

M)' grandfather's sister

Widener

\\-ho li\ed in \"incenncs. Th.e_\-

'di

/'..

(

u-'.]

,•..> I

,,:

::'•'/

'

'

• .

\

tup: widbnees.

290

Wilkinses.

Wilkins

Ivida

1220 South

Columbus,

^lerrill, P'icrhtli vSt.

Oljio, Dec. ii, 1900.

My father's name was Jacob D. Widcner, born in Hagerstown, Md., in 1S02, emigrated to Oliio, in 1S33. I '^^^'-'^ informed that father had two brothers vSamuel and Peter and a sister Betsey who married a j\Ir. Chpping-er and they lived tit Carlisle, O. I married Dr. Peters who practiced in Tialtimore, O. Margaret Peters, 29 \V. Goodale St. IvOuisville,

My

fatlier's

name was Jacob

his only brother in A'irginia ter,

Ohio.

I

and

Ky.,

D. V.'idcner. settled

have heard father say

his

vSept. 11, ]S99.

lie

from

partv-d

on a farn) near Lriascnbrother settled

some

in

place in Pennsylvania.

W.

CapL.

Independence,

J.

iNIo.,

Widener.

Feb. 26, 1902.

My

husband's name is Peter W'idei-.er, he was born in Ohio in 1S60. his parents being of German, descent, rlis father's name was John Widener, born in. Penn.sylvania and liod several brothers, Samuel, George, and Peter, John Widener was killed in the Civil

War. Mrs. AT)-

grandfather on

who was born

my

Peter Widener.

mother's side was John Widener,

in Pennsylvania.

John W. Polk.

Crawfordsville, Ind.,

My a

famih

father's

name was John Widener,

of four cliildren.

Ar\'

May

15,

1898.

younger of Ch-andfatlier's name was George beiPxg th<^

V

i,^

In:]

THE Widciier and

WIDKNERvS.

he emigrated from

291

Pemisylvania

to

Ohio

an

in

day, and settled in Bntler County, from tliere to Vermillion

ear]_v

County, year.s.

111.,

then to

In.d.,

where he died

in iSSS,

aged

.scveut\-

(See page 279.) .Sarah

}v.

Widener,

S03 Vr. A\'ahash Ave. Roche.ster, i\Iy

X. Y., Jan.

2,

great grandfather, I^eonard Widner, pronounced

1901.

Wide-

and spelled so by .some of the family liere, was born in ( Germany in 1738 or '39 and came to America with his -[jarents whcu young. ner,

Tliey landed at Philadelphia, settled at Wo
in .iSoo to this

county, Michael

Re\-ohition in the .Sussex Co.,

Xew

who fought

in

removed to Presque Isle, now Erie, Pa., where Ik^ died in In the "thirties" a Jolm A\h'dner came to this count>- on, a from

Xew

W'idencr.

Jersey, he

(See page

was suyjposed 8c)

th-?

Jersey troops, and aftersvard

to be a

j^i.?. \-isii

nephevr of Leonard

and 97.) liniilv

Wooden.

The

pieparation, arranging and printing tins

taken niucli time, and has been under

way

for

collection has

over

five

^-ears,

and I hope its errors and incornj^lete condition \vill be looked upon with charity, and what there is will be appreciated. vSeveral errors have been noticed that have escaped the eye of tl.ie proof reader, but mostly clerical, and are not misleading. WJiere errors in

names

are discovered

followed carefulh- and tlie

proof to the

I

jiarties.

that

I

did the best

I

all

can say, could

is

the copy

without

v^-as

returr.ing

which was entirely out of the question. li. H. WlDKNKR.

Rochester, X. Y., Jan., 1906.

INDEX. The names are indexed in the order in which lliey occur, The wives are indexed under Oieir maiden names and husbands are separatel}" indexed. The names are not arranged accordijig to second letter. In lookin*.: for a name •j'o thiuugli the list.

294

10

INDEX.

295

'>' I

.a

;.

;;^ I

I

^l

•,

-..^M

INDEX.

296

PAGE Boone

vSusaiina

Biddle John

Edward James W. vSopliia

A.

Lvdia Sally

Mary vSophia E.

Agatha Nicholas

Grace Jay

Bath Alex Creightoii

Agatha Aiiiarvliio '

\Vm. Ikichaiian James Bowman vSamuel

Maria E. Elizabeth A. iMary Salome Bo3-er Hannah E. Brown Dr. Bassler Ilannali Bnrdette Florence Bright Orville T.

"

Helen "

Alice Orville T.

Button Jesse \V. George P. Jessie

Bayliss lCd\vard " Charles " Jerome Z. I'^dwin R. \\'illard

"

Lillian

"

Cordelia M. Irene iMarenerile

"

f

1/

f

r

29S

INDEX.

,;i

-Hi :l

INDEX.

I'.!-.

'

300

,•;;.•

.1

INDEX.

301

I'Acnc

Do}'! Knniia C. Drehr Dr. J. B.

" " " ". " "

205 209

Estella

A.

l-'hilljp

G.

210

Klizabeth

William

?io

2T

Grace Day Robert H. " Wni. R. " Elizabeth H. ' Margaret " Anna Barnes

" "

J.

P'lorence

'•

Calvin AVinslov,-

"

Verne " "

«3

Jonathan

Erancis Vln: ion" Eckler Lydia E. 100

Henrv W.

Guy

216

J. '"

225 226

Jo.sepli

C.

L.

Edson Fanny Enegy Amelia

104

Estep Miles R. Eddie John

139

Mary

•'

"

Carlton

Carlton

Ivlertie

Edwards

131

E.

Wm.

C.

'79

Albertina C.

Ebery Annie Elmore A. E.

Deck Estella Dettera Wilson L.

204 -^o 217 219 236

Eichelberger Susan

Deinzer Katherine Detrich Nana Dice Jacob " Kate

Danth Wilhelniine " Johann W. Douai Pauline Drake Richard T.

Llarry

"

Helen J.

35 76

Dedrick

P^liza

Douglas

Dake

Seneca Lake

Newton

I

Charles

Dunham

of

Edmondson Albert H.

\Vm. G. Dorsheimer Philip " "

lillis

" "

Carrie L. Web.ster D.

May

Echoes

235 242 253 1'.

Elliott Clara S.

Engel Chas W. " Walter W. Eberle Helen

Wm.

^57

P'lkins

264

Frederick of Prussia

i i

287

L-

.

" "

Wm.

Dolph Laura C.

Dimmig Dunton EL Jose|)liine John L. I'M wards

John Jane

Ivrans Peter ]'Ay

P'ish Josiah

Jennie C.

laisha

h\aidl:e Afary

267 2S4 286

PVemole " "

Wm.

22 26

30 42 47

vSalome

,,

?Jar\-

,,

"

Penelope luancis Dr. V. M. 18

M 28,

Vv'akcfield I3r. Fluelliiig David

Alonzo Wallace

48 49 77

W:(.f

,

:i,

'/

,r

i02

INDEX.

\0

INDEX. PAGE Giles Cynthia

Anna "

Margaret

" " " "

Henrv Sarali

"

Horatio R. Ursula

Levi

Phcebe

L

Pluniiner

" " " •

\Vm.

II.

Citheria

"

Ida .M. Albert

V\'.

George

L.

".

Ethel T.

" "

John Jerome George Wni.'E.

"

Green

\"\'ni.

Cjarrison Jas. A.

Frank

J.

FredieJ. Griflith W. D. Ivlvin

H.

Fei'n B. Crey Elizabetli Griffin Liicretia B.

Gray Henrv " "

Mary' J.

Anna

Eliza

Gorgas Joseph Jacob Christina

Solomon

Mary F^lizabcth "•

John William 1 iioma.s

vSarah

Chas. R.

303

.h::,'

304

;

<^

\

,

>

)

-'I'll

INDEX.

300

PAGE Houghton G. EUoii " Howard I\]

106

Howe

Daniel C. Jerusha Betsey

"

Dale B. Gladys R. B. Julia K.

AhnaA.

" "

107

" "

vSj-icncer

Jennie ' '

Chas. G.

Edward

Huff Eibbie J. Hopkins Minnie C. Houghialen vSarah

Hurd Frank "

109 I lO 1

1

1

12

Jerome Rheta Hortou John E.

Ralph EcthaJ.

116

"'

" }-

1

1

vSelwvn

Harold H.

i

I

121 122

124

147 '47

147,

14S

147

John H. \Vm. BE John E.

Enoch W. Irene Jared

Eewis K.

No rah "

Marion

348

"

.Ralph Alden

].

BEikes Alfred

Gerard " "

oD

Anna Anthonv Marv

136 142

Arthur Cora M.

Herman GxcraTil

vSpenccr Arvilla

E'annie

.

Howe



'

Harrv D. Higgins Helen }.I. David B. Grace L. Heinze Joseph M. Glenn T. Jessie M. Nellie M. :\lildrcd A. " James W. Hosrner Alfred

" • " " "

I^eila C.

Howard Chas.

1-16,

Wilfred

Howe

Tv.

Harford Ben]. Howell J. A."

Heath A. T.

146

Oletha Iv P.

ValedaA.

" "

i

Nellie

Adella M.

Hubbard

(

'

vSarah

Zella

L

'

Bernice h-

Hubbard Richard

t

Henshaw John " Mae

C.

Jessie

'

142

144

lohn Cora Mertie

108

Racliael K.

'

142,

]\Iarion

Clara A.

Handy Alouzo "

I'AGK 142 142 144 142

AnnE.

Hunt Chas '•

C^-rena

ICdgar

[iir-i.i.lii/.

INDEX.

^o6

PAGE Hakes Hattie ' " "

148

lE'bshman

Cvrena V. IraC.

Ada

Polly

"

E3'dia

"

Alice

Rav A.

" " "

Doris M. Harfie H.

"

Win. A.

" "

M.

Mvra A.

2i'o,

Eliza

201

Amelia

2c>i

1

49

"

James

Xt-tlie E.

"William

John H. Cora E. Ulah B.

Thomas

'

" Claude A. S. Hendershot Mar,e;aret. Haight John Horning Margaret

Halliday .Smith Hury Mar\-

Howard Herrou

.Sarah \'iola

Hughes H. rLartle_v ' '

Stella

Joseph H.

Mary Hannah Hunseeker Joshua llib.shman

Heffei' E.mnia

"

]'My.a

Isaac

Hertz Daniel R. George B. " John D. " " " "

M. Frances M. Clara M.

Hunt Catherine

"

Eena Calvin

Walter Annie Jacob

206

I.

'

Mary "

"

Harrv Alice'

191

Jul ward

Hondo rf Herman ]£]i/al>-th

205

Daniel E.

"

189

205, 206

"

Jacob F.

IIil:>shm:in

Martha

" "

George Amelia

'

'J'honias

lEnnlin ^Eirx- J. Howell Fran'k

S.

163 167 169 174 175

Charles

Haslip

'"

Jacob

John

Henry

182 188

'

204 205

Anna

161

Hazel E.

Hoover Eouisa

"

156 160

176

202 203 "

Eliza

ESI

Agnes

lEirter Jessie F. " \'ivian C.

Rebecca

'

Mary G. Rav

'•

205 204,

201, 204

Wen del

"

" "

,

206

Hibshnian John

" '

20^

Edward

C.

"

PAG]' 20]

Jacol^

Hunt lames H. '95

" '

'

"

Hunt

2iri

Marie E. Eer Ece Helen IvUtherine

1

)a\-

21



V

!

<

.' :

;

1

INDKX.

3o8

I'AGTi

John J^ouis C. " Florence K. Jeffrey Win. P.

Frank "

I).

Cordelia

Jones Fnnna

vS.

Johnson W. B. K. Jones Enos ]\I.

Emma

"

vS.

Keil Leonard

Kimball John " Prudence

Ketchabow ]\Iar\' Kennedy Peter Kcnnell Edward Kiny; Joel

"^

Charles D.

Ketzman Herman Harold K. lidith Alay

Kellog'g

Kenny

Abbie

l^\lay

Knlnie}- llUa Kimble I'rudence

Caleb Gitty "

William

" .

Ivydia Isaac vSnsan

" " "

Daniel

"

(^^eorge

FJizabeth jMartin C.

" "

John

J^elh-

" Kraal/,

vSolomon John \Vm. H.

Mary

Kit,/,miller

"

Daniel Zachavia.

\Vm.

3IO

INDEX.

y

Uj

u-uvf^i

/-

'

,\-

,io

INDEX. PAGE

IMoore Hlgiva

I'.xGi:

3IO

INDEX. PAGE

Moore Klgiva

y,r,i

t';V(«-0

-

-

'.;



.'

.'

,1

J .

-

-

I

ji:

312

'

.

o;\:\

;

>

'.

'

314

INDEX.

r.i".'";^

IND1':X.

3r

,'

i

,i6

INDEX.

If?;!

t

'1

*'

INDEX.

.'?!'

;

.!,

i;

'.

_.

;i

:

' '

(

i

'

i

1

,

;

1

;

^

INDEX

3i8

p

INDEX. PAGIC Wei'iiier lUizabet]!

iS

17,

lAGV,

Widnicr Andreas

"

Leonard

Weikel Elizabeth W'eisers

Hannah

\A'eichier

Daniel

Marget " iS,

19

Widncr Adelliilh Weidner I'"dith

Anna

W'eidner Trifena

22

Weiser Conrad "

Vv'cidncr

Mary Dean u;

21

Elizabclh

" I

Da\-id

20, 2

19,

To^;cpl^

Jr)hn (icrliard

Henri Regina Joliar.

1

Hem

i

Heiinicl'

19

IHizabeth

22. 23

Jolianne-

Henry

19, 22,

25

9,

60

Ann

J

"

22

Michael

23, 23

Issac

2'-, ''

Wlillnu- Catheriac Whdener .Samuel W'eidne]'

.Salorae

20,

Henry jMar\''

" ' '

20, 21

Sophia Jacob

,

56 59 59 20

Adain

59 20

Isaac

59

Lazarus

Leonard W'ortn.ji'n Andrev; Widener Henry " "

Adam 2'

,

W'eidnev Doiothx-

I-'eter

Jncob

20, 2]

53 21

1.1

"

lohn

Hannah Esther Su.-onnnh J(->iKil.li.iii

H;nn';ili

Widtner

(iecrc.c

Join)

51,

'

W'ad.sworiii

Widener Salotne "

,\!i;ini

33

3S

A\'iii.



jas. .{.i,

SiiS.an

.13.

..;.'(.2

Sophia

Marv Wbileliead Mr.

4.. 4.4-

4^

]>c!K-loi>e

Join) 21

31

3! 3'

Elk ana " 'Wldncr's J~err\

W'.'Tt.son

Idi/abetii 21 ,22, 23,

,

jo.sc})li

James

5''-

W cidner

31

Eeter

55- 59-

59

Tychicns Re\. R. r. In CO

20,

51 "

Saiaii

Wood George

'"

Daniel

Catlieiine 20, 21, 22,

59 20

33.60 30

^\'illian!

20,21

W'eidner Try})]ien;i " Elizabeth

25 2S. 30,

Wcniv Mr. Widner W. iL H. ILsnnah W'id'.-nor Geo. 'i'lios.

44 3!

32

INDEX.

;2o

PACK Widenor Henrv Will."

:i:.6\r

INDEX.

321

PA G

)>A

Marv

Kliza \A'idi]er Isabella Atnaretta E.

William H. Ori)ha Vcklora Wilson Tohn W.

74 75

72,

Widner Arthur Latnbert "

^Marion Ivlnn'ra

"

Joseph Allen Chas. A.

"

Hlmcr Robert B.

Le Roy O.

Widner Geo. Chas. "

74

"

Charles Franklin D,

"

Carrie J3elfe

Maggie

Harold Aonstus

Mary R.cva

Leoiraid

" " ,

So 80 96

"

Sc>, i

Washington

' '

"

'

Moses John

" "

2 2

81

"

anres

vSarah LN'dia

85,

85

Hannah

"

Rebecca Charles

"

Jane 81, 8;„ -4 "Mary C. 81 J<^.siher A. Cicorge Orin

Ch.arles

"

)"rancis

Walker ''

W.

o,-.

85,

9;''

^

' '

" "

May Day

^' .

Joseph Hlmcr

"

George Gould Harry \'ail

}.larici5

William

"

9^^

?vlary

91

Rel)eced Jaiie Caiheriiie Celestia Williar.i Houry i!4ixal)eth 91,93

Sarah "

Robert Cassius Irxiiig

J.

'

89

Alice Crrace Hattie Flixabetl:

Jeannetle Widner Mary .Ann 82 81. 82

8;

Clement Charles Jay

A'ail

Francis

'^.^

85,

Jesse

Ward Geo.

Nj, 81

"

Dean

85,

Bessie

M. Carrie M. Wm. Harry Louis

Janie.-^

9-1

83

"

Sanniel

Charlotte L.

"

S5 85, 94

Jvsthei

Ann

04, 91

^iarv

J acob

"

"

Bradiic

VAha

Wni. H.

'•

'

80

John '

vVnna

80, 96

80. Leonard Jr. Wni. Johnson "

J

84

John

lvt.a

Abraluun John ''

B.

Jacob

'

Bell

vSarah

"

Josephs.

7^'

73

I-:

83

^^3

" Ma:ia Hatinnh J^nnctte " I.^al'Clla Louise Susan Adelaide

Jnlia

9--

w3,

9)

INDEX.

122

PAGK Wilkinson Isabell W^ilson James George Henry

93 " 93, 94

Nellie Belle

D.

James

Amos Rosilla

Jtilia

Edward H. Frank M.

1

10:

"

11 7

ILarriet K.

120

Almeda

121

C-

\'aleda

97 97

Amos

\\\ William B.

97

Sarah Jane Phebe Rachael H. James Jr. Eliza M. Fernando Julia A.

Lodowick Matilda I^aura E.

97

97 126 102

97

97 103 03 291 ?\L 97 103 97

Emil}- S. 97,

Charles' D.

Loretta

Jv.

Eugene

B.

" 97, 9S

"

L.

"Weston Nellie Woodcri Je.s-^e li. " " " '

" "

103

IL

Clareiice

Joseph

J

10

10,

I

!

" "

112

W.

\Vm. H.

1

Cordelia A. Charles G. Harriet N.

i

1

ro

Josephine V, A. no, ri2

Wooden "

F'rances

K.

William Toana E.

iio, 113

iio

Belk- B.

J

"

Hiram

"

Harry E.

102

99

"

'

102

Howard 115 116

ICi>

10.?.

Alene Jamie B.

10

Ann

"

99 98

Helen Rutii Esther Grace Leah Lois Alverne J. Llenry

Freida

Leonard Sarah Louise K. William W.

W^ooden

98,

Clarence Eduunid Charles W'esley Julia Catherine

94

107

Rachael Robert

98

Ward C. Maude Alice

95 96 96, 97 103 104

Cordelia

Clarence A. J. Sears B:meline T.

Leonora

93

James Kred Grace D. Agnes Jeannette Helen Dorothy Marion Gladys Harold G.

Woodward Joseph Wooden \\'illiam

PAGK

Wooden

" "

Wallace Bertha Clarissa B. Bcnj. R.

Irving

V/m.^R. Hailev Z. Edith' B.

1 1

" 112

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