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51        By 1905, the Robert Lange family had moved from South Dakota to Wisconsin. It is my conjecture [DLL] that after marriage in Wisconsin, Emilie and Robert went to South Dakota to establish a homestead. When they had met homestead criteria, they probably sold the farm, moved back to Wisconsin, and bought a farm in Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin. This conjecture will need proof. Family F5
 
52        Donald W. Schlegelmilch, Sr., was a meat cutter. Dale Lange remembers that Don worked at Piggly Wiggly Stores in Eau Claire. Dale also remember that he was visiting Don and Loris in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and was present on the day that Don received his notice to go into the Army in World War II. He must have enlisted. During WW II, Loris and Don, Jr., went back to live on the farm with Art and Alma until the war was over and Don, Sr., returned. Then, this family moved back to Eau Claire, Wisconsin area to live.
       In the 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Donald W. Schlegelmilch is a three year old, white, single male. He was born in Wisconsin of parents who were born in Germany (father) and Wisconsin (mother). He is not yet in school. Donald lives with his parents, William and Edna, and a brother, Harold. The family lives at 312 Third Street, Ward 9, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. [SWW 05.]
       In the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Donald W. Schlegelmilch is a 13 year old, white, single male. He was born in Wisconsin of parents who were born in Germany (father) and Wisconsin (mother). He is in school and he reads, writes, and speaks English. He has no employment outside the home. Donald lives with his parents, William and Edna, and two siblings: Harold and Beverly. The family lives at 605 Gilbert Street in Ward 9, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. [SWW 06.]
       In the 1940 U. S. Federal Census, Donald W. Schlegelmilch is a 23 year old, white, single male. He is not enrolled in school or college, but he has completed the second year of high school. He was born in the State of Wisconsin. He has lived in the same house since 1935. His occupation is that of clerk in an A&P Store, where he worked 50 hours prior to the week of the Census. He is considered a wage or salary worker in private business. In 1939, Donald worked 52 weeks during that year. His salary is $1000. He has no other income. Donald lives with his parents, William and Edna, and two siblings: Kenneth [Harold] and Beverly. The family lives at 605 Gilbert Street in Ward 9, Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. [SWW 07.]
       Here is his enlistment record:
Name: Donald W. Schlegelmilch
Birth year: 1916
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Wisconsin
State of Residence: Wisconsin
County or City: Eau Claire
Enlistment Date: 8 Sep 1942
Enlistment State: Wisconsin
Enlistment City: Milwaukee
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grace: Private:
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law.
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: 2 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Skilled meat cutters, except in slaughtering and packing houses
Marital Status: Married
Height: 66
Weight: 133 [DWSsr 06.]
       From the Eau Claire Public Schools Web site [DWSsr 02] comes this statement:
       DONALD W. SCHLEGELMILCH
       PROMOTED
Private First Class Don W. Schlegelmilch, whose wife lives at 512 1/2 Dodge Street, has been promoted to Corporal. He is now serving with the Third Division of the Fifth Army in Italy.
       Corporal and Mrs. Donald Schlegelmilch announce the birth of a son at Luther Hospital on December 22. Corporal Schlegelmilch is stationed in Italy.
 
Schlegelmilch, Donald W. , Sr. (I116)
 
53        Dorothy R. Marshall was adopted by Edgar Allan White and Anna Elizabeth Pancake. [DRM 01.]
       Dorothy Ruth Marshall White Olds
       Bio included in funeral program, December 1987
Dorothy was born Aug. 27, 1923 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Later her family moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan where Dorothy received her education. There she also attended Nurses College and graduated. Later joining the United States Army and served in the Medical Corps during World War II.
       Dorothy was an accomplished piano player, performing at many recitals during her childhood and teen years.
       Dorothy later in life moved to Redwood City approximately 25 years ago [1962]. Dorothy is survived by 2 daughters, 1 son and 10 grandchildren.
       Through the friendship of Bart, Dorothy started attending the Salvation Army Redwood City Corps. Dorothy was a faithful soldier to the end. She belonged to the Home League, League of Mercy, Nurses Fellowship and regularly attended Sunday Holiness meetings.
       Up until Dorothy's short illness, she had perfect attendance in Home League and Sunday morning Worship Services. Dorothy will be missed by all. [DRM 02.] 
Marshall, Dorothy Ruth (I2197)
 
54        Edna Dorothy Shipley Clevett Curryer:
       Passed away Monday, May 16th, 2011. She was born in Spokane, WA on the 23rd of December 1923 and was a lifelong Spokane resident. She proudly remembered the tales told by her grandparents of their trek over the Oregon Trail at the turn of the century where they found a better life. Edna now joins them and has found eternal peace.
       Edna enjoyed traveling. One of her highlights was visiting her son and daughter in-law at NATO headquarters in Belgium. She enjoyed fishing and picking huckleberries and sharing many special times with her family. She was a devoted, loving mother and wife; truly this was her proudest accomplishment.
       Edna went to work for Pacific NW Bell as an information board operator early after high school. She later worked for the Naval Supply Depot during WWII preparing shipments of supplies for our service men and then worked for Columbia Electric on the assembly line making ammunition and boosters for mortar shells. Edna served as foster parent to many children, mostly newborns and toddlers, through the Spokane Children's Home Society while maintaining the family household and raising her four children. Later, she assisted her husband Harold in tuning and servicing pipe organs in the Inland Northwest.
       She was the daughter of Samuel Leslie Mills and Sadie Vernum of Sprague, and Spokane, WA. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Harold Curryer; four children: Kathy (Tom) Cockrell, Roxanne (Neal) Powell, Alan (Melissa) Curryer and Steve (Kathy) Curryer; and by grandchildren; Karie and Marcy, Christopher, Brandon and Adam, Laura and Will, and seven great-grandchildren; a sister Mildred Geiger and her children Debby and Christine, and Debby's children. Visitation Friday, May 20, 10:00 am-4:30 pm. A graveside committal will take place Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Orchard Prairie Cemetery, with Reverend Linda Elder officiating. Memorial donations in Edna's memory may be made to the Spokane Children's Home Society, 2323 N Discovery Place, Spokane Valley, WA 99216. 
Mills, Edna Dorothy (I2526)
 
55        Edward Maxwell, 81, passed away February 19, 2016 at NorthCare Hospice House with family around him.

       Edward worked for Ford Motor Company.

       Proceeded in death by his parents and sister.

       Survivors include his wife Roberta Maxwell; 2 daughters Pat Schurkamp and Susie Mooney; stepson Jim Hargrave and stepdaughter Sheila Krull; 2 brothers, 3 sisters, 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

       He will be dearly missed.

       Service 1:00pm Wednesday White Chapel Funeral Home Gladstone, MO. Entombment White Chapel Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

       Published in Kansas City Star on Feb. 21, 2016 
Maxwell, Edward James (I3237)
 
56        Elizabeth was a lowlander [MS 01.]
       In the 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Elizabeth Wilson Stuart is a 27 year old, white, married female. The record is somewhat strange in relation to other census records. She speaks, reads and writes English. However, her birth and parentage do not square with the reality of other records. She was born in Scotland, not in Nebraska; and her father was not born in Iowa, nor her mother in Nebraska; they were both born in Scotland. I do not know why these falsehoods were allowed. However, Elizabeth does not have an employ outside the home. She does live with her husband, James, and three daughters: Margaret, Nora, and Kate. The family lives at 8112 State Street, Omaha, Ward 12, Douglas County, Nebraska. [SJG 03.]
       In the 1925 Iowa State Census, Elizabeth Wilson Stuart is a 32 year old, white, married female. She is married to James G. Stuart. She has a university education, four years beyond elementary and secondary education. She reads, writes, and speaks English. Elizabeth lives with her husband, James and two daughters, Margaret and Nora, and a son, James. The family lives in Garner Township, Pottawatomie County, Iowa. [SJG 01.]
       In the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Elizabeth Wilson Stuart is a 38 year old, white, married female. She was first married when she was 20 years old. She lives on a farm. She is not in school or college at the present time; however, she does have a university degree. She reads, writes, and speaks English. Elizabeth was born in Scotland of parents who themselves were both born in Scotland. And She spoke Scotch prior to coming to the United States. Elizabeth immigrated to the U.S. in 1916 and papers have been submitted. She has no employ outside the home. Elizabeth lives with her husband James and three children: Margaret, Nora, and James D. The family lives in Crescent Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. [SJG 02.]
       In the 1940 U. S. Federal Census, Elizabeth Wilson Stuart is a 47 year old, white, married female. She is not in school or college, but has finished three years of college. She was born in Scotland, and is considered an alien. She living in the same house in which she lived in 1935. Elizabeth lives on a farm. She has no employ outside the home and is thus a homemaker. Elizabeth lives with her husband, Jame G., and a son, James D. Stuart. The family lives in Crescent Township, Pottawattamie County, Iowa. [SJG 04.]
       In the WWII Draft Registration Card, James G. Stuart, provided the following information:
Name: James Stuart
Residence: RFD, Honey Creek, Pott County, Iowa
Mailing Address: Same
Telephone: None
Age: 55
Date of Birth: Aug 26, 1886
Place of Birth: Aberdeen, Scotland
Name and Address of Person Who Will Always Know your Address: Elizabeth Stuart
Employer's Name and Address; Self
Place of Employment or Business: RFD-1 Honey Creek, Iowa
Signature: Jas G. Stuart. [SJG 06.] 
Wilson, Elizabeth (I917)
 
57        Ellen E. is the probably same person as Ellen O'Rourke that is mentioned in BRB 07. She is found in the 1910 Census as Ellen E. and has been married to BRB for 22 years. This information fits with BRB 06, a marriage license. In this same census, there is a Peter E. O Rourke that lives as a neighbor. This person could be a brother to Ellen, but I have not been able to establish that fact by means of perusing census records with a variety of names: Ellen, Nellie, Nellie Conlin, Ellen E., Ellen C.,etc. I did find a Patrick O Rourke in Iowa City, Iowa in the 1860 U.S. Federal Census. An Ellen is listed as being 4/12ths year old. It is not clear that this is the Ellen, wife of Benjamin R. Brewer in 1910, but it could be.
       Ellen or Nellie with the last name of Conlin could have been previously married, but I have not found anything in census records to show that. [DLL] 
Family F406
 
58        Ernst Hoffmann was born in Krojanke, Kreis Flatow, Westpreußen, and emigrated in 1869 with his wife, Amalie Augusta Koenig, and daughter, Wilhelmina. He first lived in Manistee, Michigan, and moved to Wisconsin in 1877, living in Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin for the rest of his life.
       In the 1870 U. S. Federal Census, Ernst Theodor Hoffman is a 30 year old, white, married male. He was born in Prussia of parents who were both foreign born. He is working in a saw mill. Ernst is living with his wife, Auguste and two children: Minne, a daughter, born in Prussia, and Herman, a son, just recently been born in Michigan. The family lived in Filer City, Manistee County, Michigan. [ErnH 07.]
       In the 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Ernest Hoffman is a 40 year old, white, married male. He is married to Augusta Koenig. He was born in Prussia of parents who were both born in Prussia. He lives with his wife, Augusta, and six children (Minnie, Hermon, Rudolph, Theodore, Amelia, Ernest) in Garden Valley Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin. [ErnH 01.]
       In the 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Ernest [Ernst] Hoffman is a 60 year old, white, married male. He is married to Augusta Koenig and has been married to her for 35 years. He was born in Germany of parents who were both born in Germany. He arrived in the U. S. in 1870 and has been living here for 30 years. He is naturalized. He is a farmer and has not be unemployed. He reads, writes, and speaks English. He owns his own farm, free and clear. He lives with his wife, Augusta, and four children (Rudolph, Ernest, Caroline, Lora) in Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin. [ErnH 02.]
       In the 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Ernst Theodor Hoffman is a 65 year old, white, married male. He was born in Germany, as was his parents. Ernst is a farmer and has been employed 12 months in the year. He owns his property free and it is a farm. Ernst lives with his wife, Auguste, and two sons, Ernst and Rudolph Hoffman. The family lives in Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin. [ErnH 08.]
       In the 1910 U. S. Federal Census, Ernst T. Hoffmann is a 70 year old, white, married male. He has been in the current marriage for 55 years. He is married to Amalia Auguste Koenig for that time. He was born in Germany to parents who were also both born in Germany. He immigrated to the U. S. in 1879. His native language is German, but he speaks, reads, and writes English. It is not clear if he is an alien or naturalized as the answer to the question is NO!!! He is living on his own income. Ernst lives with his wife, Auguste and two sons, Ernest and Rudolph, in Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin. [HR 10.]
              FROM AN UNDATED UNSOURCED OBITUARY
       Ernest Theodor Hoffman, an old and much respected citizen, passed away at his home December30th, after a long sickness. The funeral services were conducted from the German Lutheran church Monday afternoon and notwithstanding the severity of the day and almost impassable roads a large number of friends and neighbors assembled to pay their final respects to one whom they had known so long and loved so well. Interment took place in the Fairchild cemetery.
       Mr. Hoffman was born in Germany, March 26, 1840. October 29, 1865, he was united in marriage to Augusta Koenig, and in the year 1878 they came to America, settling in Michigan where they resided until 1886, when they moved to Wisconsin, settling on a farm in Garden Valley for a few years and then moving to the farm near Fairchild, where they have resided since.
       He leaves to mourn his departure his wife and eight children as follows: Mrs. C. W. Proehl, Herman, Rudolph, Theodore and Ernest Hoffman, Mrs. Gus Arndt, Misses Carrie and Laura Hoffman. [ErnH 09.] 
Hoffmann, Ernst Theodor (I629)
 
59        Eunice, the eldest member of the Wiltsey family, was born in New York, December 6, 1821, and became the wife of Josiah Ives, their marriage being celebrated in New York, July 4, 1849. Mr. Ives died in the Empire State, where he had been engaged in farming and also in contracting and building. He was a Republican in his political views and was a loyal member of the Methodist Episcopal church. After his death his widow cam to the west arriving in Webster City in October, 1884. Here she purchased property and died May 9, 1902. Mr. Ives was called to the home beyond May 14, 1878, when seventy years of age and his wife reached the advanced age of eighty years. In their family were four children. Nathaniel B., died July 5, 1854, at the age of seven months. Rose Anna died on the 17th of August, 1845, at the age of six years. Tolman died on the 5th of March, 1845, at the age of three years. Mary Etta became the wife of Rily Wayman, and resides in Webster City. they have three children. Darius married Christina Paulson, by whom he has one child and their home is in Webster City; Jay and Mabel are also living in Webster City. Oliver, the next member of the Ives family, married Jennie Hanbery, of New York. He was born February 19, 1864, and died April 16, 1884. His widow now resides in Fort Dodge and has two children, Eunice and Roy. [SpW 01.]
       In the 1870 U. S. Federal Census, Eunice Wiltsey Ives is a 48 year old, white, married female. She is married to Josiah Ives. She was born in New York State. Her occupation is that of keeping house. She cannot read or write. Eunice lives with her husband, Josiah and a son, Oliver J. Ives. The family lives in the town of Worcester, Otsego County, New York State. [IJ 01.]
       In the 1875 New York State Census, Eunice Wiltsey Ives is a 54 year old, white married female. She was born in Otsego County. She is married to Josiah Ives. She lives with her husband, Josiah and a son, Oliver J. Ives. The family lives in the town of Worcester, Otsego County, New York State. [IJ 02.]
       In the 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Eunice Wiltsey Ives is a 56 year old, white, widowed female. She was born in New York state as were both her mother and her father. Her occupation is that of keeping house. Since her husband, Josiah has passed on, she lives only with her son, Oliver J. Ives. The family lives in Worcester, Otsego County, New York Stage. [WEu 02.]  
Wiltsey, Eunice (I2576)
 
60        Eunice, the eldest member of the Wiltsey family, was born in New York, December 6, 1821, and became the wife of Josiah Ives, their marriage being celebrated in New York, July 4, 1849. Mr. Ives died in the Empire State, where he had been engaged in farming and also in contracting and building. He was a Republican in his political views and was a loyal member of the Methodist Episcopal church. After his death his widow cam to the west arriving in Webster City in October, 1884. Here she purchased property and died May 9, 1902. Mr. Ives was called to the home beyond May 14, 1878, when seventy years of age and his wife reached the advanced age of eighty years. In their family were four children. Nathaniel B., died July 5, 1854, at the age of seven months. Rose Anna died on the 17th of August, 1845, at the age of six years. Tolman died on the 5th of March, 1845, at the age of three years. Mary Etta became the wife of Rily Wayman, and resides in Webster City. they have three children. Darius married Christina Paulson, by whom he has one child and their home is in Webster City; Jay and Mabel are also living in Webster City. Oliver, the next member of the Ives family, married Jennie Hanbery, of New York. He was born February 19, 1864, and died April 16, 1884. His widow now resides in Fort Dodge and has two children, Eunice and Roy. [SpW 01.]
       In the 1870 U. S. Federal Census, Josiah Ives is a 60 year old, white, married male. He is married to Eunice Wiltsey. He was born in New York State. His occupation is that of farmer. He cannot write and is a male citizen over 21. His personal estate is valued at $500; his real estate is valued at $1,500. Josiah lives with his wife, Eunice and a son, Oliver J. Ives. The family lives in the town of Worcester, Otsego, New York. [IJ 01.]
       In the 1875 New York State Census, Josiah Ives is a 67 year old, white, male. He is married to Eunice Wiltsey Ives. He was born in Warren County, New York. He is a farmer, an owner of land and thus able to vote. Josiah lives with his wife, Eunice and a son, Oliver J. Ives. The family lives in the town of Worcester, Otsego County, New York. [IJ 02.] 
Ives, Josiah (I2577)
 
61        Everett was a dairy farmer. He never married. He was an excellent mechanic; had guns; loved to fish. Everett was very shy. In Augusta, he fixed a water main break and didn't want to take any pay for it. He lived with Evelyn for 10 years; they were the happiest years of his life.
       In the 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Everett was living with his parents. He was 1+, close to two years old, single, white male. He was born in Wisconsin of parents who were born in Wisconsin (father) and South Dakota (mother). He is living with his parents, Fred and Ella, in Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin. [FEA 03.]
       In the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Everett is an 11 year old, white, single male. He is attending school and can read, write, and speak English. He was born in Wisconsin of parents who were born in Wisconsin (father) and South Dakota (mother). He lives with his parents, Fred and Ella, and one sister, Ruth, on a farm in Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin. [FEA 04.] 
Arndt, Everett (I40)
 
62        Evert E. Wolf, 89 Monticello, died at 8:15 a.m., Sunday, April 8, 1979, at the Monticello Community Health Care Center. Born March 21, 1890 in Camden, he was the son of Isaac and Sarah Margaret Williams Wolf. He was married on Dec. 15, 1910, to Maude L. Wikle, who died May 29, 1977. He had lived in Monticello for eight years and was a member of the Monticello United Methodist church and Camden Masonic Lodge. He was a photographer, farmer, farm mechanic and auto mechanic instructor. He also operated his own business for several years. Surviving are three daughters, Mary Margaret Craig, Owenboro, Ky.; Eleanor Welch, Pleasureville, Ky.; and Jeanette McClintic, Monticello; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. One twin sister preceded him in death. Services were held Tuesday at the Miller-Voorhis Funeral Home in Monticello with the Rev. Edwin Heim Officiating. Burial was in the Camden Cemetery with Masonic graveside services. Wolf, Evert Emmerson (I2094)
 
63        F. C. Pierce is not correct in indicating the lineage of Simeon Pierce. It is Michael-1, Benjamin-2, Ebenezer-3, Benjamin-4, Benjamin-5. (F. C. Pierce has Michael-1, Ebenezer-2, Ebenezer-3, Benjamin-4, Benjamin-5) - DLL
       In the 1840 U. S. Federal Census, Simeon Pierce is listed as head of his family. He lives with his family in Windham Township, Windham County, Vermont. He lives with one male under five years of age. It is my assumption that he is the male between 30 and 40 years of age. Also in the family are two females under the age of five; one female between 20 and 30, probably his wife, Dorcus, and a woman between the ages of 50 and 60. It is not clear who this person could be. [SP 02.]
       In the 1850 U. S. Federal Census, Simeon Pierce, the head of household, is a 47 year old white, married male. He is married to Dorcus Andrews. He is a farmer whose real estate is valued at $3,000. He was born in Vermont of parents who were both born in Massachusetts. He lives in Windham, Windham County, Vermont, with his wife, Dorcus, four children (Jerome W. Martha A., Ella C., Margaret), and what appears to be the parents of Dorcus, Nathan and Abigal Andrews. [SP 03.]
       In the 1860 U. S. Federal Census, Simeon Pierce, head of household, is a 59 year old, white, married male. He is married to Dorcus Andrews. He is a farmer, born in Vermont. He owns real estate with a value of $3000 and a personal estate of $1,535. He lives in Windham, Windham County, Vermont with his wife, Dorcus, three children (Jerome, Margarette, Ella), and his father-in-law, Nathan Andrews. [SP 04.]
       In the 1870 U. S. Federal Census, Simeon Pierce is a 67 year old, white, married male. He is married to Dorcus Andrews. He is a farmer whose real estate is valued at $4,000 and his personal estate at $1,500. He was born in Vermont and is a qualified voting citizen. He lives with his wife, Dorcus, in Windham, Windham County, Vermont. [SP 05.] 
Pierce, Simeon (I870)
 
64        F.C. Pierce (BP 01) states that Benjamin was born in Westmoreland, NH. H.C. Pierce (BP 03) suggests that he was born, although not specifically stated, in Westmoreland, New Hampshire. The genealogy found in the History of Westmoreland (BP 02) does not state a birthplace. However, I have found that he was actually born in Medford, MA or at least the birth reported and recorded in Medford, MA [BP 04]. Thus, Benjamin's birthplace is disputed and, from the Medford, Massachusetts records, his birthplace is assumed to be Medford, Massachusetts, not Westmoreland, NH.
       Benjamin did live in Westmoreland, New Hampshire, moving there with his father, Benjamin and his mother, Elizabeth Dryer. It is from Westmoreland, NH that Benjamin enlisted as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Dale L. Lange has the Revolutionary War Pension Application that his wife, Lucinda, applied for after Benjamin had died in 1847. The Pension Application was made 1855 in Lucinda's 86th Year. Ezra Pierce, a nephew and Justice of the Peace in Windham, signed affidavits for this application in Windham, VT. [BP 09.] Timothy Burton, a son-in-law of the Benjamin Pierce, also signed papers as a Justice of the Peace. The hearings were held to establish the eligibility of Benjamin and thus Lucinda for the pension and/or bounty land. Testimony as to his service was provided by a number of people: Lucinda in 1855 for the application itself; J. Daniel Whitman, son of Abial Whitman - the latter a close friend of Benjamin and compatriot; Clark Chapman, a boarder at Benjamin and Lucinda's home; Simeon Pierce, a son of Benjamin and Lucinda; Benjamin M. Pierce, another son of Benjamin and Lucinda; Timothy Burton, a son-in-law of Benjamin and Lucinda Pierce. The file and these attestations indicate the following:
1. Lucinda and Benjamin were married on February 19th, 1789 [BP 10 & LC 01];
2. All of those who provided testimony gave support to the application for a pension or bounty lands by testifying about Benjamin's service and the officers with whom he served;
3. He enlisted when he was sixteen years of age;
4. He served under Capt. John Cole, Col. Nichols, Col. Ashby
5. He was at the Battle of Bennington; saw service in Rhode Island; and was at West Point, where he was exchanged for a guinea.
6. Clark Chapman, Simeon Pierce stated that Benjamin did not himself apply for a pension.
From Simeon Pierce: "Father told Mr. White he thought it doubtful if he could prove time enough to make out the time require and as he did not need the pension he should not take the trouble to attempt to get it - that he could not get it unless he took the oath that he was poor - and that he could not, nor would he ever take an oath that he was in need of it - though in justness he ought to have the pension. Judge white told him he thought, from his statement, he was in service long enough to entitle him to the pension, but father would not confess his poverty so as to come within the provisions of the act [of 1844].
From Clark Chapman: "I asked him why he did not have a pension. He said he ought to draw a pension, but could not make oath that he was poor and needed it, for he could not, nor would he put his property out of his hands for the sake of a pension. He could live without it, and besides he never was out at any one time long enough, he did not think. And as he had property enough for his comfort without he should not trouble himself about it though he was entitled to it just as much as any of the old soldiers if they would reckon his time from the day he enlisted till his return to N.H."
7. Lucinda's statement of 1857, as contained in BP 09, indicates that he may have born in Mystic, Massachusetts, but that from other records, we know that he was born in Medford, Massachusetts.
8. Lucinda also states in the same affidavit that "he [Benjamin], with his parents, removed to said Westmoreland [NH] when he was about three years old, that from that time till his intermarriage with he, he resided at said Westmoreland most, though not all of the time perhaps..."
9. Continuing, Lucinda states: "In the year 1789, after his said intermarriage, he removed to Windham, Vermont and from that time till his decease, he resides at said Windham.
10. There was agreement among the testaments that Benjamin was at the Battle of Bennington, Vermont.
11. The death of Benjamin Pierce took place on 23 May 1847.
12. The pension application documents indicate that this Benjamin Pierce was involved with the Continental Army from 1777-1781 in a number of places.
The application for pension was denied, 3 September 1857 in spite of indications from State of New Hampshire records that he had served sufficient time to warrant a pension.
       In 1789 [See 1857 affidavit of Lucinda Pierce in BP 09], after Lucinda Cobb and Benjamin married, they moved from Westmoreland to Windham, VT. In the Gazetteer and Business Directory of Windham County, VT., 1784-1884, there is the following:
"Benjamin Pierce, from Westmoreland, N.H., came to Windham, about 1783 [should read 1789], in company with Abial Whitman, and both located in the southeastern part of the town. Mr. Pierce made his pitch and erected a log-house on road 37. In 1789 he married Lucinda Cobb of Westmoreland, N.H. His life was spent here where he reared a family of nine children, only two of whom are now living -- Nathan, aged eighty-three years, in West Townshend, and Benjamin M., who owns the old homestead, on road 28 in this town, aged seventy four. Benjamin was a justice of the peace for many years and several times represented his town in the State legislature. He was captain of the militia company, and a member of the Baptist church. He died at the age of eighty-six years." [BP 06.]
       In the Vermont Historical Gazetteer [BP 11], the following paragraph is stated:
       "Benjamin Pierce represented the town the next 6 years (either 1818-1820 or 1827-1830, it is not clear from the previous statement) and was appointed justice of the peace. He settled in this town in 1782 (actually 1789 after his marriage to Lucinda Cobb), from Westmoreland, N.H. His settlement was in the southeast part of the town. Abial Whitman came about the same time and settled near him. Mr. Pierce also represented the town three years after the next representative." [It is not clear what three years this representation took place.]
       Finding the Vermont State Archives on the Internet, a request was forwarded to Christie Carter of the Vermont State Archives. Her response clarifies Benjamin Pierce's service in the Vermont State Legislature: "Benjamin Pierce was a Representative from Windham in 1819-20-21-22-23-24 and 1826-27. He was born in 1761 and died in 1847. One piece of information I was able to find is that he was appointed a member of the Committee on the arrival of Lafayette in October 1824. The House Journal, for the years he was legislator, may have more information on what committees he sat on a what bills he supported, but the indexes are very sketchy. If you ever come to Vermont, you can page through the Journals." [BP 12.]
       With the U.S. Census Records for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, and 1850, I have made the assumption that the Benjamin Pierce, whose records I am citing, is the Benjamin Pierce of Windham, VT. I make that assumption because there are other Benjamin Pierces in other towns of Windham County. I am locating this Benjamin Pierce in Windham, VT, because he is close to Abial Whitman in some of the census, but not all. Although he died in 1847, his wife, Lucinda, lived with a son, Benjamin M. Pierce, probably until she died in 1858. [See LC 05.]
       In the 1790 U.S. Census [BP 07], Benjamin Pierce and Nehemiah are located next to each other probably because the list is organized alphabetically. It is my understanding that Nehemiah was ill from injuries or sickness during the Revolutionary War and lived with Benjamin for a while after the move from Westmoreland, NH, until his illness and injuries improved.
       The 1800 U.S. Census shows Benjamin as head of household in Windham, VT, again in an alphabetized list. It shows two white males under 10 years of age (probably Alson and Benjamin), two white females under the age of 10 (probably Mary and Sarah), and one white female between 10 and 15 (probably Zilphia). The two parents are listed between 28-44 years of age (Benjamin and Lucinda). One person in the household is between 16 and 28. This person could be extra help for the family.
       There is an 1810 U.S. Census that is not included here. It deals with a Benjamin Pierce in Halifax of Windham County, but has too many children to be this Benjamin Pierce.
       In the 1820 U.S. census, there is one free, white male of age 10-16, one free, white male 16-18 years, two free white males of between 18 and 26, Benjamin, a free, white male of 45 or older as head of household. There is one free, white female between 10 and 16, one free white female between 16 and 26, and one free, white female 45 and older. Two individuals in the family are involved in agriculture, most likely Benjamin and Lucinda.
       There are four people in the 1830 U.S. Census, one free, white male and one free, white female between the ages of 60 and 70 and one free, white male and one free, white female between 20 and 30 years of age. The assumption here is that the older couple are Benjamin and Lucinda. It is not clear who the other couple is.
       Because Benjamin dies in 1847, the last U.S. Census in which he is found is that for 1840. In this census, there are a free, white male and female of the age between 70 and 80, as well as another free, white male and female between the ages of 40 and 50; one other person completes the household, a free, white male between 30 and 40. The couple between 70 and 80 are assumed to be Benjamin and Lucinda. It is not possible to ascertain specifically who the other three individuals are. 
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65        Fred was a farmer near Fairchild, Wisconsin. The record of birth, death, and burial comes from Death Certificate. Death Certificate indicates that Uncle Fred was attacked by a bull in his barn. He died of fractured ribs and an ulcer of the duodenum ("underlying cause of death").
       In the 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Fredric [spelling of the census taker] was living in Fairchild, Fairchild Township, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. He is living with his mother (Mathilda), his father (Rudolph), and three siblings: Adolph, Alma, and Elsie. He is a white, single, nine year old male. He was born in Wisconsin of parents who were born in Germany (father) and Wisconsin (mother). He has been in school for the previous eight months and can read, write, and speak English. [RJA 02.]
       In the 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Fred is a 14 year old, white, single male. He was born in Wisconsin of parents who were born in Wisconsin (mother) and Germany (father). His occupation is that of farm laborer, which he has been occupied at for 12 months. He lives with his parents, Rudolph and Mathilda, and four siblings, two brothers, Adolph and Edward, and two sisters, Alma and Elsie. The family lives in Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. [RJA 06.]
       In the 1910 U. S. Federal Census, Fred is a 19 year old, white, single male. He was born in Wisconsin of parents who were born in Germany (father) and Wisconsin (mother). He is working out as a laborer; he is classed as a worker who was not out of work on 15 April 1910. He reads, writes, and speaks English. He lives with his parents, Rudolph and Mathilda, and four siblings (Adolph, Alma, Elsie, Edward) in the village of Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. [RJA 05.]
       The WWI Draft Registration card of 1917 includes the following information:
Name: Fredrick E. Arndt
Age: 26
Address: RR No. 2, Fairchild, Wis.
Citizen: Natural Born
Birthplace: Bridge Creek, Wis. USA
Present Trade: Farming
By Whom Employed: On own Farm
Where Employed: Fairchild, Wis.
Dependents: Wife and one child
Married: Yes
Race: Caucasian
Military Service: None
Claim Exemption: Yes, to support family
Signature: Fredrick E. Arndt
Registrar's Report
Tall
Medium build
Blue eyes
Brown Hair
No disablement
Signed, Fred L Chatterson, Town of Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin, June 5, 1917
       In the 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Fred, Ella, and Everett are living in Jackson County, Cleveland Township in February of 1920. Fred owns his farm, but with a mortgage; he is 29 years old, can read, write, and speak English having been born in Wisconsin. He is employed in general farm work and is working for himself. His father was born near Berlin; his mother in Wisconsin. [FEA 03.]
       In the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Fred Arndt is a 39 year old, white, married male. He is married to Ella Lange. He was first married when he was 23 years of age. He was born in Wisconsin of parents who were born in Germany (father) and Wisconsin (mother). He speaks, reads, and writes English. His occupation is that of farmer, in general farming. He lives with his wife, Ella, and two children, Ruth and Everett, on a farm in Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin. [FEA 04.]
       In the 1940 U. S. Federal Census, Fredrick (Fred) is a 49 year old, white, married male. His highest grade in school is that of sixth grade. He was born in Wisconsin and thus is a citizen of the United States. In 1935, he lived in Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin., thus the same place as in 1940. He lives on a farm. In 1940, he was at for on this farm, working on his own account, 40 hours a week. According to the Census, he receive income of $50 or more from sources other than money wage or salary. He lives with his wife, Ella L. Lange Arndt in Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. [FEA 08.]
       In the World War II Draft Registration Card, the following, limited information was supplied:
Name: Fredrick Edward Arndt
Residence: Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wis.
Mailing Address: Same
Telephone: None
Age: 51
Place of Birth: Bridge Creek, Wis.
Name of Person to Always Know Your Address: Mrs. Ella Arndt
Employer's Name and Address: Self - Farmer
Place of Employment: Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wis.
Signed: Fred Arndt
       The obituary for Frederick Edward Arndt was published in the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram on February 22, 1956. It reads as follows:
       "Frederick Edward Arndt, 65, died at Luther Hospital, Eau Claire, on Tuesday morning. He was taken to the hospital on Sunday but had been ill since Jan. 27, when he was gored by a bull on his farm.
       Mr. Arndt, who was born on Aug. 23, 1890, in the Town of Bridge Creek, had farmed around Fairchild all his life. He married Ella Lange in this city on April 13, 1915.
       He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Hoffman of Badger; a son Everett, at home; two brothers, Adolph of Augusta and Edward of Woodland, Wash.; and two sisters, Mrs. Alma Lange and Mrs. Elsie Will, both of Fairchild.
       Funeral services will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church here at 2. p.m. Friday with the Rev. T. R. Jank officiating. Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home, Augusta, Thursday and until 11 a.m. Friday and at the church from 11:30 a.m. until time of the service." [FEA 04.] 
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68        From Brewer, Warren H. (1935). History of Brewer Family of North Carolina, etc., p. 13: "The 1830 Census, page 30 for Randolph County, Indiana, shows Wm. Stanley, age 40 to 50, with three male children under 5 and wife, age 40 to 50. William Stanley was a witness to a deed of Nathan Brewer to his father, Thomas, executed Jan. 27, 1831. [NB 02.] [See also WS 02.]
In the 1850 U. S. Federal Census, William Standley is a 45 year old male, a farmer from Virginia who can read and write. Living with him are his wife, Nancy and his children: Thomas, Lucretia, Joanna, Joseph, Perry, and John Standley. The family lives in Howard Township, Howard County, Indiana. [WS 04.]
       From Lee, History of Hamilton County, Iowa, p. 31:
       "In the fall of 1850 Wilson Brewer and family, and a nephew, William Brewer, and William Stanley and family arrived and settled near Bone's Mill about six miles south of Webster City...
       Mr. Stanley located his claim a short distance up the river from the mill site. He built his house on the east side of the river and cleared a truck patch on the west side. Being a hunter and trapper, he made no other improvements. The site of his cabin is still plainly to be seen, the land being now owned by county clerk, J. C. Sterling. After occupying this claim about a year, Stanley sold it to Peter Lyon and it was occupied by his brother, Isaac Lyon, and his family for some time. Shortly after the sale of his claim Mr. Stanley died and his family moved north of Webster City and took up another claim. William Stanley was the first white person to die within the present limits of Hamilton county. His death occurred in the fall of 1851."
However, this date could be inaccurate because probate papers were not filed until December 23, 1853, appointing Wilson Brewer the administrator for the estate of WS. Another date of October 15, 1853 is also found in these papers, but it is difficult to know what this date means. [WS 04.] 
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70        Gustav Adolf Mögling was born 30 April 1879 in Hoffmansdorf, Kr. Wirsitz, Prussia and was baptized, 4 May 1879 in the Evangelische Kirche Bialosliwe, Weißenhöhe, Kr. Wirsitz, Prussia. His mother is Henriette Emilie Lange Mögling; his father, Gustav Mögling. We do not know much about the intervening years. However at 14 he is on a ship, the Lahn, from Bremen, Germany to New York City, New York as an intermediary stop to Wisconsin.
       There must have been some communication with Robert Lange, the brother of Henriette Emilie Lange because in the 1900 U. S. Federal Census, Gustav Adolf Mögling (and he has changed his name to Magling at that time) is found in a neighboring farm to Robert Lange in Wentworth Township, Lake County, South Dakota as a farm laborer. At that time, he is 21 years of age, white, born in April of 1879, and single. Gustav was born in Germany of parents who were also both born in Germany. He arrived in 1894 and has lived in the U. S. for six years. He lives with the Steele Family in Wentworth Township, Lake County, South Dakota, adjacent to the Robert Lange Family farm. [MGA 03.]
       In the 1905 Wisconsin State Census, Gustav A. Magling is a 26 year old, white, married male. He is married to Eda Haese. He was born in Germany of parents who were both born in Germany. He is employed as an edger in a mill. He owns his own home. Gustav lives with his wife, Eda, and a daughter, Emma in Fairchild, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. [MGA 04.]
       In the 1910 U. S. Federal Census, Gustav A. Magling is a 30 year old, white, married male. He is married to Eda Hayes and has been married to her for 9 years. He was born in Germany of parents who were both born in Germany. He entered the United States in 1894 and is seeking citizenship. He reads, writes, and speaks English in addition to German, his native languages. He is employed as an edger in a lumber mill. He has not been unemployed. Gustav rents his home He lives with his wife, Eda and a daughter, Emma M. The family lives in Cleveland Township, Taylor County, Wisconsin. [MGA 05.]
On the WWI draft Registration Card, the following information was given:
Name: Gustave August Magling
Permanent Home Address: Fairchild, Wis
Age: 39
Date of Birth: April 30, 1879
Race: White
U. S. Citizen: Declarant
If not a U. S. Citizen, of what nation are you a citizen or subject: Germany
Present Occupation: Farming
Employer's Name: Self
Placer of Employment or Business: Cleveland, Jackson County, Wis.
Nearest Relative: Eda Magling
Address: Fairchild, Wis.
Signature: Gust Magling
REGISTRAR'S REPORT
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of Eyes: Bray
Color of Hair: Brown
Disqualifications? None [MGA 07.]
       In the 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Gustav Adolf Magling is a 40 year old, white , married male. He was born in Germany of parents who were also both born in Germany, Province of Posen, and all speak German as a native language. Gustav came to the U. S. in 1896; he is a naturalized citizen; that happened in 1918. He speaks, reads, and writes English. His occupation is within the framework of general farming. He is considered as working on his own account. Gustav owns his own farm. He lives with his wife, Eda and a daughter, Emma. The family lives in Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin. [MGA 06.]
       In the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Gustav Adolf Magling is a 50 year old, white married male. He is married to Eda Haese Magling and was first married to her when he was 23. He entered the United States in1896. Gustav is a naturalized citizen. He was born in Germany of parents who were both born in Germany. While his native language is German, he reads, writes, and speaks English. His occupation is that of a farmer working in general farming. Gustav is classified as a class of worker, working on his own account. He owns his own home and he has a radio set. He is not attending school. Gustav lives with his wife, Eda, on Hayes Road in Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin.
[GMA 08.]
       In the 1940 U. S. Federal Census, Gustav Adolf Magling is a 61 year old, white, widowed male. He is not in school or college, but he completed the 6th grade. He was born in Germany. And, Gustav is a naturalized citizen. He has lived in the same house that he lived in 1935 as well as years prior. He lives in Cleveland Township, Jackson County on a farm. He owns his own farm and house, the latter is worth approximately $500. He works about 38 hours a week and in 1939, he worked 52 weeks in the year. He is working on his own account. Gustav lives in Cleveland Township, Jackson County, Wisconsin. [GMA 09.] 
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72        He is deceased. His death resulted from trauma to the head as a result of a fall. [HFL 02.]
       In the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, David E. Lange is a four year old, white, single male. He is not in school. He lives with his parents, Bertha and Kuno, and three siblings: LuVerne L., Roy R., and Eileen E. Lange. The family lives in Otter Creek Township, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. [CGL 04.]
       In the 1940 U. S. Federal Census, David E. Lange is a 14 year old, white, single male. He is in school and has finished two years of high school. He was born in Wisconsin and lives in the same house in which he lived in 1935. He lives on a farm. David lives with his parents, Kuno and Bertha, and a sister, Eileen. The family lives in Otter Creek Township, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. [CGL 09.] 
Lange, David Ernest (I293)
 
73        Herman worked on the Augusta Railroad as a carpenter. His fathers name was was John Rosenau. [SLL 05.]
       In the 1910 U. S. Federal Census, Herman O. Rosenau is a 27 year old, white, single male. He was born in Wisconsin of parents who were both born in Germany and who speak German. Herman reads, writes, and speaks English. His occupation is that of bartender in a saloon. He works on his own account. He lives with his mother, Julia Rosenau in the town of Augusta, Ward 2, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. [JR 01.] 
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75        I am having great difficulty sorting out the wives of Benjamin Pierce with the name Elizabeth. It appears according to First Congregational Church Records in Atteboro that an Elizabeth Pierce, wife of Benjamin Pierce died or was buried 30 November 1743. [EBP 06.] There is also an Elizabeth who joined the First Church in Scituate with him in 1751. Finally, there is the Elizabeth Pierce that was born in 1717 and died in 1772 in Westmoreland, NH [E 03]. Question is, who are these individuals? Or has some mistake been made in recording the Elizabeths with Benjamin and Ebenezer Pierce either in Attleboro or in Scituate?
       I have not yet found the actual birth date for this Benjamin Pierce. Neither the F.C. Pierce or the H.C. Pierce genealogies [BPeb 01 and 02] offer a birth date. F.C. Pierce indicates that either Scituate or Attleboro could be the birth place. Only the History of Westmoreland, NH [BPeb 03], suggests ca.1713, but no explanation is given for that date. I have searched the Vital Records for Scituate, Attleboro, Rehoboth, but have not found any corroboration for the 1713 birth date.
       All three sources [BPeb 01, 02, 03] agree on the date of death although I have not been able to find an official record. In fact, the state of New Hampshire has returned an application for a death certificate with a certificate indicating that a record cannot be found. [BPeb 04.]
       It is possible to conclude from the birth records of both Benjamin, Jr., the son of this Benjamin [BP 04], and Nehemiah, another son [NP 10], that Benjamin and Elizabeth Dryer, must have spent the time from 1759-1761 in or near Medford, MA, prior to removal to Westmoreland, VT because both Benjamin Jr. and Nehemiah were born in Medford, MA.
       According to the History of Westmoreland, NH [BPeb 03, 518], Benjamin "seems to have been a person of some importance as [his] name occurs often in early records."
       From the Introduction to the Carter and Shepard, (1924) Membership and Vital Records of the Second Congregational Church of Attleboro, Massachusetts, I take a couple of paragraphs:
"The town of Attleboro (originally called Attleborough) was organized in 1694 from the "North Purchase" of Rehoboth. In 1830, part of the town was annexed to Wrentham. In 1887, the town was divided and the northern part thereof was established as the town of North Attleborough. In 1914, Attleborough was incorporated as a city, at which time the name was changed to its present form, Attleboro. The town is in Bristol County."
       "The Second Congregational Church was set off from the First Church on April 7, 1743, being called originally the East Parish or East Precinct of Attleborough. Rev. Peter Thacher preached there from August 20, 1743, but was not finally settled and ordained until November 30, 1748. He continued as pastor until October 26, 1784..."
The records of the Second Congregational Church in Attleboro [EBP 06] confirm, as stated in F.C. Pierce [EBP 04], that an Ebenezer Pierce was a member of this church. This membership was recorded as part of a group of "Members in full Communion." He is listed with "Benjamen Peirce, Ebenezer Peirce Jun, and Elizabeth Peirce, Deceased."
       In 1751, Benjamin Pierce, and Benjamin's wife, Elizabeth, were admitted into the First Church of Scituate, Massachusetts, according to the Records of the First Church of Scituate, published in The Mayflower Descendant 11 (1909): 141. [EBP 07.]
       I have not found the maiden surname of Benjamin's wife, Elizabeth. In the Ancestry.com lines, some indicate that Benjamin's wife is Elizabeth Darby. I hypothesize that Benjamin's brother, Ebenezer, is the husband of Elizabeth Darby. Yet, there are many suggestions on the Internet (Ancestry.com) that Elizabeth Dryer is also the wife of Benjamin. I wish to hypothesize that a marriage relationship between Benjamin Pierce of Rehoboth and Westmoreland, NH may not have existed. In the Vital Records of Rehoboth, p. 448, an intention of marriage is listed: "Dryer, Elizabeth of Rehoboth and Benjamin Peirce of Voluntown, CT., Nov. 19, 1743." Although I do not know that the Benjamin Pierce of this line did not live in Voluntown, CT, I am making the assumption for the moment that he did not. If such is the case, then Elizabeth Dryer is not the wife of this Benjamin Pierce. The maiden surname of his wife Elizabeth remains unknown.
       The above notes have been superceded by what is found under Elizabeth Dryer whom I now believe is the first wife of this Benjamin Pierce!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But, I leave them here as part of the search process that I have gone through. 
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76        I have not discovered the maiden name of Nathan Stanley's wife, but she is a 29 year old, white, married female in the 1856 Iowa State Census. She was born in Indiana . She lives with her husband, Nathan, in New Castle, Boone Township, Webster County, Iowa. She has lived there for five years. With her and Nathan live two sons, William G. and Littleton Stanley. [NS 01.] Stanley, Rebecca (I1105)
 
77        In Fletchall, Mrs. Charles B., "Smith, Isaac Family," The History of Hamilton County: 1985. Dallas: Curtis Media, 1986 [NAB 01], the following is written about Nedra Brewer. "Nedra, graduated from Lincoln High School in 1926, married Reginald Adams, also of Webster City, who worked for the Railway Express Agency until retirement. Nedra, a skilled weaver and teacher of hand crafts and Reginald are presently enjoying a busy retirement in Sister Bay, Wisconsin."
       Nedra Brewer Adams, in The History of Hamilton County, Iowa [1986]: " Nedra married Reginald Adams, the great grandson of another Hamilton County Pioneer family, and lived in many areas while Reginald worked for the Railway Express Agency. Nedra taught weaving and pottery in the park district associations in the state and in Chicago and Milwaukee. They are retired and living in Door County, Wisconsin."
       From the Information Sheet filled out by Nedra (NAB 02], Nedra says the following:
"Reg worked the railway Express for 50 years going from one executive position to another. We moved from Decorah - Cedar Rapids - Des Moines - Fort Dodge (all in Iowa) - Rockford - Evanston, Illinois - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, retiring in September 01, 1971. I always moved with him of course and worked on city playgrounds as arts and crafts director. Or, when we moved to Evanston, Illinois, I worked with senior citizens at the centers for the elderly and also took classes at Chicago Art Center in weaving and pottery design.
Reginald drew the design for the house we built on the shore of Lake Michigan. We lived there 10 years and realized Reg was losing his eyesight due to diabetes. So we moved to Scandia Village Retirement. Reg died March 01, 1992 and I stayed in the apartment wing until October 2002 when arthritis and a non-cooperative heart sent me here to the nursing care wing."
       In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Nedra was a 20 month year old daughter of Edward and Emma Brewer [IBS 02].
       In the 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Nedra is an 11 year old, white, single female. She is in school and reads, writes, and speaks English. She was born in Iowa of parents who were both born in Iowa. She lives with her parents, Emma and Edward, a brother, Alten, a cousin, Floyd S. Pierce, and grandparents, Isaac and Maila Smith, in Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [EWB 06.]
       In the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Nedra A. Brewer is a 21 year old, white, single female. She is not in school. She reads, write, and speaks English. She was born in Iowa of parents who were both born in Iowa. Her employment is that of a school teacher in a school. She is employed as a wage or salary worker for $4,494 annually. Nedra lives with her parents, Edward and Emma, as well as a brother, Clair A. Brewer. The family lives at 121 Wilson Ave. Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa. [EWB 10.]
       In 2005, Nedra lives in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. [DLL.] 
Brewer, Nedra Areline (I584)
 
78        In the 1940 U. S.Federal Census, Sheryl Rae Wayman is a 3/12 month old, single, female. She is not in school because she is too young. She was born in Iowa. She lives with her parents, Howard R. and Louana Wayman, a sister-in-law, Bonnie and a brother-in-law, Larry dean Wayman. The family lives in Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa. [WHR 04.] Wayman, Sheryl Rae (I3334)
 
79        In 1905, Brenda, the wife of Harvey Brewer, lives with her husband at 1573 Division in Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa. Also, with Harvey and Brenda is their daughter, Mavis. [HaB 02.]
       In 1910, Brenda S., the wife of Harvey Brewer, lives with her husband, Harvey, and three children (Mavis, Dorothy, and Joseph) at 1021 2nd Street, 4th Ward, Webster City, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. She is a white, married, 30 year old female, who has been married for six years and has three children, all of whom are living. She was born in Iowa of parents who were born in Iowa. She reads, writes, and speaks English. She does not have a profession outside of the home. [HaB 04.]
       In the 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Brenda lives with her husband Harvey and two children, Dorothy and Joseph Brewer. They live at 1023 2nd Street, 4th Ward, Webster City, Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. She is a 50 year old, white female, who was married when she was 23. She is able to read, write, and speak English. She does not have an employment outside the home. She was born in Iowa of parents who were born in Iowa. [HaB 05.] 
Keister, Brenda (I1169)
 
80        In a 1985 article in the History of Hamilton County, Iowa, Nedra Brewer Adams wrote:
       "Isaac [Smith] became a stage coach driver, going from Cedar Falls to Fort Dodge by way of Lakins Grove, Homer, Webster City, and on to Fort Dodge. The stories he told usually ended the same way. One day he went to the hotel to see his mother Sarah, who was a cook there, and he met the new maid, Maila Rhoda Churchill. Maila had left Three Rivers, Michigan to visit her brother in Cedar Falls, but hearing of work at the hotel in Webster City came there. Maila and Isaac were married, lived for two years in a log cabin in Briggs Woods while Isaac worked the farm some three miles east of the woods. After the house was built on the farm, they moved and had three daughters, Emma being the youngest.
       Edward and Emma were married in 1900 and had two children, Nedra and Clair. They lived most of their lives on the farm, purchasing it and other adjoining land from Isaac Smith. Edward died in 1936 and Emma in 1956." [EWB 05.]
       According to Nedra A. Brewer (Adams), Edward Brewer and Emma Smith farmed land east of Webster City. This land was in Emma's name. [NAB 04.]
       In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Emma C. Smith had been married to Edward Brewer for four years with a daughter, Nedra who was 20 months old at the time of the census. And, it appears that Floyd S. Pierce was living with the Brewer family at the same time the Brewer family was living with the Smiths. Emma was born in Iowa; her father in New York and her mother in Michigan. She could read, write, and speak English. [IBS 02.]
       In the 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Emma C. Smith (Brewer) is a 37 year old, white, married female. She is married to Edward W. Brewer. She reads, writes, and speaks English. She was born in Iowa of parents who were born in New York (father) and Michigan (mother). She has no employ outside the home. She lives with her husband, Edward, two children (Nedra, Alten), a nephew, Floyd S. Pierce, and her parents, Isaac and Maila Smith, in Independence township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [EWB 06.]
       In the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Emma C. Smith Brewer is a 47 year old, white, married female. She was first married when she was 18 hears old. She was born in Iowa of parents who were born in New York (father) and Michigan (mother). She reads, writes, and speaks English, but is not in school or university. She has no employ outside the home. Emma lives with her husband, Edward Wilson Brewer, and two children: Nedra A. and Clair A Brewer at1521 Wilson Ave. in Webster City, Hamilton County, Iowa. [EWB 10.] 
Smith, Emma C. (I582)
 
81        In an article in the (1902). Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Hamilton and Wright Counties, Iowa. Chicago: Lewis Biographical Publishing Co., p. 366 [JWL 01], the following is written:
       "John W. Lee, deceased, was one of Cass township's early pioneers. He was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, March 12, 1835, a son of Daniel and Maria (Ruley) Lee. He was reared in his native country, and in 1858 came to Iowa with a team, and settled in Cass Township, Hamilton County. His first location was on section 16, but he afterward sold this and located on section 8, where he had at the time of his death a fine farm of 362 acres. In his early life he was a school teacher and taught some of the first schools in Hamilton County. He was married November 4, 1859, to Mrs. Harriet E. Brewer, widow of A. J. Brewer, and mother of A. J. Brewer, of Cass Township, and Albert Brewer, of Illinois. To Mr. and Mrs. Lee were born three children -- P. W., Jesse L. and Q. N. In politics Mr. Lee was a republican. He filled the most of the township offices, being secretary of the school board nineteen years, county supervisor and county superintendent of schools several years. He was decided in his connections of right and wrong, and firmly upheld his principles. He was one of the prominent and influential men of his township, and his death, which occurred March 4, 1884, was regretted by all who knew him." [JWL 01.]
       In the 1860 U.S. Federal Census, John W. Lee is a 25 year old, white married male. He is a teacher, married to Harriet E. (Fraikes, Brewer) Lee. John was born in Ohio. His real estate worth is $1,100 and personal estate worth is $150. Two of Harriet's sons are living with them: Albert and A. J. Brewer, Jr. [JWL 04.]
       May 06, 1862, John W. Lee take out a guardian's bond, obliging himself in the care of Albert W. and Andrew J., Jr., Brewer, whose mother he has married. [JWL 07.]
       In the 1870 U.S. Federal Census, John W. Lee is a thirty-four year old, white, married male. He is married to Harriet E. and lives with three of his children with Harriet: Patrick W., Jessie D. and Quincy M. Lee; also in the household are Albert and Andrew J. Brewer, jr., sons of Harriet with Andrew J. Brewer, Sr. John Lee is a farmer and has real estate value of $6,500 and personal estate value of $800. He was born in Ohio. And, he seems to have a disability of some kind. [JWL 02.]
       On March 19, 1872, John W. Lee applied for the guardianship of Albert W. Brewer and Andrew J. Brewer, Jr., in the court of Hamilton County, Webster City, Iowa. The two boys are the sons of Harriet Frakes Brewer, who married Harriet in 1859. [JWL 06.]
       In the 1880 U.S. Federal Census, John W. Lee is a 45 year old, white male. He is a farmer, born in Ohio of parents who were both born in Maryland. He lives with his wife, Harriet, and three sons: Patrick, Jessie and Quincy. It appears he is the enumerator of this page since he has signed it. [JWL 03.] 
Lee, John W. (I1242)
 
82        In B&AP 02, Arloa writes about earthquakes, mainly: We moved to Reseda in the San Fernando Valley in 1951. We're long time, active members of the St. James Presbyterian Church, Tarzana, where the Sanctuary was totally destroyed in the January 17, 1994 Northridge Earthquake. We wouldn't be here today if we had been in there 14 hours earlier. By the Grace of God, it was Martin Luther Ling's Holiday, 4:30 a.m. and a school holiday. the whole ceiling structure collapsed 6 feet deep onto the pews. It was quite a financial struggle, but with prayer, fund raisers & twisting the arm of our congressman, we finished building our beautiful new sanctuary last year [1999].
       Our daughter Carolyn's apartment in Granada Hills was also destroyed, but thanks be to God, she escaped unharmed and came to stay with us for a month until she found another apartment in North Hollywood. Her John F. Kennedy High School was one of the most seriously damaged in the valley and she lost all her lesson plans and teaching materials and had to start again from scratch in a temporary bungalow. Her building was finally rebuilt last year after five years [1999].
Although it was named the Northridge Earthquake," the epicenter was actually just a few blocks north of us on Wilbur Ave., Reseda.
       My family survived the strong Long Beach Quake when I was just 7 years old - we felt it violently way up in Los Angeles where we lived.
       We had a bad one in 1952, another in 1972, but the Northridge one was the worst!! It was terrifying and such violent, vertical shaking, we couldn't get out of bed nd thought our house was going to collapse on us. It was still dark, electricity went off (for four days), pictures and furniture falling. We had some stucco repaired on the outside, but not many of the cracks on inside walls yet, because the house is still settling.
It might be of interest to you that I'm [Arloa] a second generation Californian, born in Sacramento. (my Dad was born in LA). On my mother's side, I'm the 11th generation direct descendant of the Mayflower Pilgrims John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, who landed at Plymouth, December 11, 1620. (From Elizabeth, the first of their 11 children.) We're so grateful to my great grandfather George Elliott Redfield (b. December 09, 1832, d. April 04, 1918) for researching all this genealogy and even further back to England and France."
       In B&AP 04, Arloa writes: "I can relate to joining our Valley Master Choral in 1975 founded by Bill Lee, our church choir director at the time, and a well-known studio singer and contractor for movies, Disney, etc. He dubbed in the beautiful voice for Christopher Plummer in "Sound of Music" and also Lieutenant Cable in "Sound Pacific" - but didn't get screen credit. It was such a wonderful experience. We did not only show tunes, but classics such as "Braham's Requiem," "Messiah," "Elijah," etc. He was also one of the "Mellow Men" and "the Modernaires" with Hal Dickinson and Paula Kelly - way back in the 1940s. Every once in a while, we see him in an old movie, and just last week, we happened to watch an old Elvis Presley documentary about Elvis' Gospel singing, and there was Bill Lee singing right next to him." 
Bell, Arloa Louise (I741)
 
83        In his World War II draft registration, Herman's description was as follows: White; citizen from Wisconsin; education, grammar school; civil occupation, truck driver; married; 67 inches tall; weight 140. [Herman A. Brummond, World War II Army Enlistment Record, National Archives and Records Administration. (2005). U. S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database online]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc. HerB 02.]
       In the 1920 U. S. Federal Census, Herman Brummond is a six year old, white, single male. He is not in school yet. He was born in Wisconsin of parents who were also both born in Wisconsin. He lives with his mother, Emilie, eight siblings (Goldie, Anna, Else, August, William, Esther, Reinhard, Albert), a cousin, Edward Brummond, and an uncle, Walter Brummond, in Lincoln Township, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. [EBS 02.]
       In the 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Herman Brummond is an 18 year old, white, single male. He was born in Wisconsin of parents who were also both born in Wisconsin. He is not in school, but reads, writes, and speaks English. He has no occupation outside the home. He lives with his mother, Emilie, and three brothers (August, Alfred, Reinhardt) in Lincoln Township, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. [EBS 03.]
       He is deceased. [HFL 02.] 
Brummond, Herman A. (I310)
 
84        In putting the Johann Zech Family genealogy together in 2003, very little is known of the family of Pauline Totz.
       According to Irene A. Sichler [IAS 01], Pauline may have died when Adelhaide was only nine years old. That could have been in 1872. Adelhaide, her second child was born in 1863.
       The reason why Emilie, Adelhaide, Pauline, and Willhelm all came to the United States is that their father remarried after the death of Pauline Totz. See IAS 01 for a sentence that indicates that Adelhaide's father "remarried and she was raised by a stepmother." 
Totz, Pauline (I32)
 
85        In the 1800 U. S. Federal Census, Abraham Farr is the head of household. In the household, there are the following male members: one male child under 10 years of age; one male child 16-25 years of age; and, one male, 26-44, supposedly, Abraham Farr, himself. There are the following females: Three under the age of 10; one child 10-15, and one female, 26-44, supposedly the wife of Abraham Farr, Mary Harris. [AbF 02.]
       In the 1810 U. S. Federal Census, Abraham Farr is the head of household. In the household, there are the following male members: one male child ages 10-15; one male person 25-44; and one male person 45 and over, probably Abraham Farr. There are also the following female members: one female under 10; two females 10-15; two females 16-25; and, one female 45 and over, probably the wife of Abraham Farr, Mary Harris. [AbF 03.]
       In the 1820 U. S. Federal Census, Abraham Farr is the head of household. In the household, there are the following male members: One male child under 10; one male person 45 and older, including head of household, which is probably Abraham Farr. There are also the following female members: two females under 26 and one female of 45 and upwards; this person is most likely Mary Harris. There are four individuals engaged in agriculture - probably everyone except the male child under 10. [AbF 04.]
       In the 1830 U. S. Federal Census, Abraham Farr is the head of household. He is 45 years and older; his wife is the other person indicated, 45 and older as the only other person in the family [AbF 05.]. 
Farr, Abraham (I1909)
 
86        In the 1820 Federal Census for Vermont, Ezra Pierce is listed as a resident and head of the household in Windham County, Windham Township. In this household, there is one free, white male under 10 years of age, one free, white male between 18 and 26, and one free, white male between 26 and 45. There are two free, white females under 10 years of age and one free, white female between 26 and 45. Three persons are engaged in agriculture in this family. [EP 02.]
       The 1830 Federal Census for Vermont shows Ezra Pierce listed as a resident and head of household in Windham County, Windham Township. In the household at this time, there is a total of nine individuals. Two males are listed as under five years of age, with three other males - one between five and ten years of age, one between ten and fifteen, and between forty and fifty years of age, the latter probably being Ezra, himself. There are four females in the household. One is under five years of age, a second between ten and fifteen years of age, a third between fifteen and twenty, and the fourth between thirty and forty, probably Ezra's wife, Mary (Polly). [EP 03.]
       With the 1840 Federal Census for Vermont, we find Ezra Pierce as a resident and head of household in Windham County, Windham Township. There are four, free white males: two are between the ages of 10 and 15; one is between 15 and 20; the oldest, between fifty and sixty, is probably Ezra. There are four free, white females: one between the ages of five and ten; one between 10 and 15; one between 20 and 30; and, one between 40 and 50. The latter is most likely Ezra's wife, Mary (Polly). Four members of this family is involved in agriculture. [EP 04.]
       The 1850 Federal Census for Vermont provides more information that previous censuses. Ezra, born in Vermont, now at 62 years of age, is a farmer with approximately $3,000 worth of real estate. His wife, listed as Mary, 60, was born in Massachusetts. There are four children in the household: Henry (assume William Henry), the eldest child, 26, is a (farm) laborer and was born in Vermont; Angeline, the oldest daughter, is 22 and was born in Vermont; Merrill, the second son, 20, is a (farm) laborer, was born in Vermont, and attended school as recently as in the prior year; Florinda, the youngest daughter is 18 and was born in Vermont. Because there are no check marks in box 12, Persons over 20 years of age who cannot read or write, it is assumed that everyone listed is literate.
[EP 05.]
       In the 1860 Federal Census for Vermont, Ezra Pierce is 73 years old, a farmer, and born in Vermont. The value of his real estate is estimated at $3,000 with personal property valued at $2,600. In the same household is a 74 year old female by the name of Esther. The relationship is unknown at this point (2004).[EP 06.] In 2005, after a trip to Vermont and New Hampshire, it was discovered that Ezra married a second time to Esther Hastings (wife of Nathan Hastings - he died in 1852). This second marriage took place in Londonderry, Vermont, on October 25, 1858. There could not have been any children from this marriage because both were too old. [DLL]
       EZRA PIERCE'S GRIST-MILL
       The first grist-mill erected in the town was built by a Mr. Hamilton, on road 29, upon the site now occupied by Pierce's mill. Mr. Hamilton run the mill a number of years, during which time it burned to the ground, and was rebuilt. He was finally killed by a fall from the bridge. Captain Danile Cobb, son of Colonel Daniel Cobb, and father of Mrs. William Harris, subsequently purchase the property, running the business about ten years, when he, too, was killed, or died of wounds received by being caught in some of the machinery. Mr. Pierce, the present proprietor, has enlarged the mill so that it now has three runs of stones, with the capacity for grinding 15,000 bushels of grain per annum, and has also lately put in machinery for manufacturing chair stock. [EP 10.] 
Pierce, Ezra (I730)
 
87        In the 1820 Federal Census for Vermont, Ezra Pierce is listed as a resident and head of the household in Windham County, Windham Township. In this household, there is one free, white male under 10 years of age, one free, white male between 18 and 26, and one free, white male between 26 and 45. There are two free, white females under 10 years of age and one free, white female between 26 and 45; this latter person has to be Mary (Polly) Farr Pierce. Three persons are engaged in agriculture in this family. [EP 02.]
       The 1830 Federal Census for Vermont shows Ezra Pierce listed as a resident and head of household in Windham County, Windham Township. In the household at this time, there is a total of nine individuals. Two males are listed as under five years of age, with three other males - one between five and ten years of age, one between ten and fifteen, and between forty and fifty years of age, the latter probably being Ezra, himself. There are four females in the household. One is under five years of age, a second between ten and fifteen years of age, a third between fifteen and twenty, and the fourth between thirty and forty, is surely Ezra's wife, Mary (Polly) Farr Pierce. [EP 03.]
       With the 1840 Federal Census for Vermont, we find Ezra Pierce as a resident and head of household in Windham County, Windham Township. There are four, free white males: two are between the ages of 10 and 15; one is between 15 and 20; the oldest, between fifty and sixty, is probably Ezra. There are four free, white females: one between the ages of five and ten; one between 10 and 15; one between 20 and 30; and, one between 40 and 50. The latter is surely Ezra's wife, Mary (Polly) Farr Pierce. Four members of this family is involved in agriculture. [EP 04.]
       The 1850 Federal Census for Vermont provides more information that previous censuses. Ezra, born in Vermont, now at 62 years of age, is a farmer with approximately $3,000 worth of real estate. His wife, listed as Mary, 60, was born in Massachusetts. There are four children in the household: Henry (assume William Henry), the eldest child, 26, is a (farm) laborer and was born in Vermont; Angeline, the oldest daughter, is 22 and was born in Vermont; Merrill, the second son, 20, is a (farm) laborer, was born in Vermont, and attended school as recently as in the prior year; Florinda, the youngest daughter is 18 and was born in Vermont. Because there are no check marks in box 12, Persons over 20 years of age who cannot read or write, it is assumed that everyone listed is literate.
[EP 05.] 
Farr, Mary (Polly) (I731)
 
88        In the 1820 U. S. Federal Census, Ira Farr is the head of household. Within the household, there are three males - 1-five-ten years years of age; 1, 10-16 years of age; and, one 16-26; the latter is assumed to be Ira. There is only one female in the household, most likely Florinda Stowell Farr. They live in Windham, Windham County, Vermont. [IF 05.]
       In the 1830 U. S. Federal Census, Ira Farr is the head of household. The family has grown. There are four males in addition to Ira (30-40 years of age): one under five years of age; one between five and ten years of age; one between 15 and 20; one between 20 and 30. There are two females in addition to Florinda (30-40 years of age): one under five years; one between five and ten. They all live in Windham, Windham County, Vermont.
       In the 1840 U. S. Federal Census, Ira Farr is the head of household. There are three males in the family, Ira being in the category of 40 - 50 years; one 15-20 years; and one 20 to 30 years. As for females, there are five, Florinda being in the category of 40 - 5- years; one in the 5-10 year category; another in the 10-15 year category, and a third in the 15-20 category; the fifth female is in the 70-80 category, which could be either Mary Harris Farr, Ira's mother, or Lydia Stowell, Florinda's mother. They all live in Windham, Windham County, Vermont. [IF 07.] 
Farr, Ira (I1915)
 
89        In the 1840 U. S. Federal Census, Dorcus Andrews Pierce is probably the female between 20 and 30 because in the 1850 U. S. Federal Census, 10 years later, Dorcus A. is a 37 year old, white, married female. She was born in Vermont of parents who were both born in Massachusetts. She lives with her husband, Simeon, her parents, Nathan and Abigal Andrews, and four children (Jerome W. Matha A., Ella C., Margaret] in Windham, Windham County, Vermont. [SP 03.]
       In the 1860 U. S. Federal Census, Dorcus Andrews Pierce, is a 57 year old, white, married female. She is married to Simeon Pierce. She was born in Vermont of parents who where born in Massachusetts. She lives with her husband, three children (Jerome, Margarette, Ella), and her father, Nathan Andrews, in Windham, Windham County, Vermont. [SP 04.]
       In the 1870 U. S. Federal Census, Dorcus Andrews Pierce is a 59 year fold, white, married female. She is married to Simeon Pierce. She was born in Vermont and is keeping house. She lives with her husband, Simeon, in Windham, Windham County, Vermont. [Sp 05.] 
Andrews, Dorcas (I871)
 
90        In the 1840 U. S. Federal Census, William J. Bates is 25 year old. He is living in Smithville Township, Chenango County, New York State with his family. There are no names given other than William. However, the census record indicates the following: One male in the 20-30 category; one female in the 20-30 category; two females under five; and, one female in the 10-15 category. All total, there are five free, white individuals in this family.
       In the 1850 U. S. Federal Census, William J. Bates is a 34 year old, white, married male. He is married to Mary Bunnell Bates, He was born in the State of New York. His occupation is that of farmer. He lives with his wife Mary and five daughters (Laura D. May A., Frances, Sara, Louisa) and one son, Joseph W. The family lives in the City of Fairfield in Dodge County, Wisconsin. [WJB 03.]
       In the 1860 U. S. Federal Census, William J. Bates is a 45 year old, white, married, male. he is married to Mary Bunnell Bates. He was born in New York State. He is probably a farmer, but the census record does not show that, but his son Joseph W. is a farmer, thus the assumption. The value of his real estate is $1,600 and the value of his personal estate is $250. He lives with his wife, Mary, his two sons, Joseph W. and Elmer W., and three daughters (Frances J, Sara A., and Elida J.). The family lives in the town of Portage, Plover County, Wisconsin [WJB 02.]
       In the 1870 U. S. Federal Census, William J. Bates is a 55 year old, white, married male. He is married to Mary Bunnell Bates. He was born in New York State. He is a farmer by occupation. The value of his real estate is $2,000; the value of his personal estate is $500. William lives with his wife, Mary, three of his children (Elida, Elmer, Eris) and a grandson, Clarence Chesmore. The family lives in Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [WJB 05.]
       In the 1880 U. S. Federal Census, William J. Bates is a 65 year old, white, married male. He is married to Mary Bunnell Bates. He was born in New York State to parents who also were born in New York State. He is a farmer by occupation. He lives with his wife, Mary, a son, Elmer, and a grandson, Clarence Chesmore, whom William and his wife, Mary, are raising since Clarence's mother, Frances has died about 16 years earlier. [WJB 06.]
       In the 1885 Iowa State Census, William J. Bates is a 69 year old, white, married male. He is married to Mary Bunnell Bates, He is a farmer, born in New York. His mother and his father are both native to the United States. He is also eligible to vote. He lives with his wife, Mary, and a son, Elmer W. The family lives in Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. Elida Bates Pierce, the daughter of the Bates is the wife of William H. Pierce and my great grandmother. [WJB 01.]
       In the Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Hamilton and Wright Counties, Iowa, 1889, of the Lewis Biograpical Publishing Co., the text reads as follows:
"W. J. Bates, farmer and stock-raiser, section 15, Independence Township, has been identified with the interests of Hamilton County since 1865. He is a native of Chenango County, New York, born May 8 1815, a son of Henry and Abigail (Hopkins) Bates, natives of Connecticut, of English descent. His grandfather came with his family to America and he and three sons were soldiers in the war of the Revolution. The brothers became separated and one was killed and the others were never again heard from. His maternal grandfather was a Captain in the Revolutionary war. The father of our subject lived to be seventy-five years old, and his mother to the advanced age of ninety-six years. W. J. is the youngest of eight children. He was reared on a farm, receiving a common school education. He remained with his parents until his majority, when he began to work at the carpenter's trade, having learned that trade of his father. He lived in New York until 1859, when he removed to Dodge County, Wisconsin, and three years later to Portage County, where he lived fourteen years, working at his trade and also engages in farming. He then lived in Linn County three years, and in 1865 moved to Hamilton County, and lived in Webster City three years, and in 1868 bought 160 acres of land, which he improved and which is still his home. Br. Bates was married August 6, 1836, to Mary Bunnell, daughter of Israel and Beulah (Hitchcock Bunnell. They had a family of eight children five of whom are living--Laura, wife of Charles H. Stone; Joseph W.; Sara A, wife of D. A. Chesmore; Elida, wife of W. H. Pierce; and E.W. Mary A., Frances I., and Louisa are deceased. They have reared a grandson Clarence W. Chesmore, whose mother died in his infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Bates are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. In politics Mr. Bates is a Republican." [WJB 08.] 
Bates, William J. (I896)
 
91        In the 1840 U.S. Federal Census, Frederick Bonebright lives in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. He is in the two to 30 year old category; he lives with one female also in the same category; this person is probably his wife. He also live with five children, three males and two females; all of these children are in the under five category. One person in the family is engaged in agriculture; the assumption would be that it is the head of household, Frederick, who is that person. [FBon 01.]
       In the 1850 U.S. Federal Census, Frederick Bonebright has moved from Lycoming County to the Town of Silver Creek, Stephenson County, Illinois. That event happened between 1840 and 1850, probably after 1847 or 1848 after the birth of Harriet, born in Pennsylvania probably about 1847. He is a 38 year old farmer who was born in Pennsylvania. He lives with his wife, Marie or Maria, five daughters (Elizabeth, Priscilla, Sarah, Rebecca, and Harriet) and three sons (Thomas, George, and John). It appears that Priscilla and Thomas could be twins since they are both of the same age. FBon 02.]
       It is my hypothesis that Frederick Bonebright died between 1850 and 1860 since his wife is a widow [MaBon 01] in the 1860 U.S. Federal Census. 
Bonebright, Frederick (I983)
 
92        In the 1850 Census, Louisa Bates is a 2/12 months old, white, single female. She was born in Wisconsin of parents who were both born in the State of New York. She lives with her parents, William and Mary, four sisters (Laura D. May A., Frances, Sara), and a brother, Joseph W. The family lives in the City of Fairfield, Dodge County, Wisconsin. [WJB 03.] Bates, Louisa (I2798)
 
93        In the 1850 U. S. Census, Mary Bunnell Bates is a 32 year old, white, married female. She is married to William J. Bates. She was born in the State of New york. She lives with her husband William and five daughters (Laura D., May A. Frances, Sara, Louisa) and one son, Joseph W. The family lives in the City of Fairfield, Dodge County, Wisconsin. [WJB 03.]
       In the 1860 U. S. Federal Census, Mary Bunnell Bates is a 42 year old, white, married female. She is married to William J. Bates. She was born in New York State. She lives with her husband William, two sons (Joseph W. and Elmer W.) and three daughters (Frances J., Sara A., Elida J). The family lives in the town of Plover in Portage County, Wisconsin. [WJB 02.]
       In the 1870 U. S. Federal Census, Mary Bunnell Bates is a 52 year old, white, married female. She is married to William J. Bates. She was born in New York State. She lives with her husband William, three children (Elida, Elmer, Eris), and a grandson, Clarence Chesmore. The family lives in Boone Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [WJB 05.]
       In the 1880 U. S. Federal Census, Mary Bunnell Bates is a 62 year old, white married female. She was born in New York State of parent who were born in New York State (father and Connecticut (mother). She is married to William J. Bates. According to the Census Record, her occupation is that of keeping house. She lives with her husband, a son, Elmer, and a grandson, Clarence Chesmore. Mary and William are raising Clarence since his mother, Frances died shortly after his birth. [WJB 06.]
       In the 1885 Iowa State Census, Mary Bunnell Bates is a 66 year old, white, married female. She is married to William J. Bates. She was born in New York of parents who were both born in the United States. She is the mother of Elmer W. Bates and also the mother of Elida Bates Pierce, the wife of William H. Pierce, thus Elida is my great grandmother. With the Bates lives their son, Elmer W. Bates. The family lives in Independence Township, Hamilton County, Iowa. [WJB 01.] 
Bunnell, Mary (I897)
 
94        In the 1850 U. S. Federal Census, Andrew J. Frakes is a 10 year old white, single male. He has attended school within the past year. He was born in Illinois of parents who were born in Pennsylvania (father) and Illinois (mother). He lives with his parents, Anna and Patrick, and four sisters (Eliza, Harriet, Matilda, Betsy) and four brothers (Walter, Samuel, John, and William) in Logan County, Illinois. [PF 01.] Frakes, Andrew J. (I1249)
 
95        In the 1850 U. S. Federal Census, Angeline Piers is a 22 year old, white female. She was born in Vermont of parents who were born in Vermont (father) and Massachusetts (mother). She lives with her parents, Ezra and Mary (Polly) and two brothers (Henry and Merrill) and a sister, Florinda. The family lives in Windham in the County of Windham in the state of Vermont. [EP 05.] Pierce, Angeline C. (I815)
 
96        In the 1850 U. S. Federal Census, Charles Cooper is a 24 year old, white, single male. He was born in Vermont of parent who were born in Vermont (father) and New York (mother). He is a farmer by occupation. He lives with his parents, George and Lucinda, three sisters (Maria, Jane, and Marian), and two brothers (George J. and Franklin). Ellen C. Champion and William Champion may be a cousin and an uncle respectively of the children on Lucinda's side of the family - basically an hypothesis. They all live in Bloomfield Township, LaGrange County, Indiana. [GC 01.]  Cooper, Charles (I2569)
 
97        In the 1850 U. S. Federal Census, Charles Lakin is a one year old, single, white male. He was born in Illinois of parents who were born in Massachusetts (father) and Pennsylvania (mother). He lives with his parents (Elisha and Cynthia) in Pampas Township, DeKalb County, Illinois, and with five sisters and one brother (Martha, Vincent, Elizabeth, Esther, Cynthia, and Polly. [EL 08.]
       In the 1860 U. S. Federal Census, Charles Lakin is an 11 year old, male. He has been attending school. He was born in Illinois of parents who were born in Massachusetts (father) and Pennsylvania (mother). It is my assumption that being born in Illinois and 11 years old that Caroline could not be his mother - she married Elisha after Cynthia died in 1859. Charles lives with his father (Elisha), his step-mother (Caroline), four siblings (Cynthia, Polly, Edwin, Fanny - the latter two are probably the children of Caroline), and Willima Witke, a 19 year old laborer, born in New York State. [EL 02.] 
Lakin, Charles (I635)
 
98        In the 1850 U. S. Federal Census, Cynthia Ainesly Lakin is a 47 year old, white, married female [according to the census - she may be much older]. She lives with her husband, Elisha in Pampas Township, DeKalb County, Illinois. With the couple live seven children (Martha, 18, born in Pennsylvania; Vincent, 16, born in Pennsylvania; Elizabeth, 14, born in Pennsylvania; Esther, 10, born in New York; Cynthia, 8, born in Illinois; Polly, 6, born in Illinois; and Charles L., 1, born in Illinois). [EL 08.]
       [There is some question as to the birthdate for Cynthia. What I have used is the date provided on the tombstone in the cemetery near Elsworth, Iowa. This date could be wrong in the light of some of the birthdates of the children of Cynthia and Elisha Lakin. In the 1850 U.S. census, for example, Cynthia's age is listed as 47. Thus, there is a discrepancy between what appears on her tombstone and what appears in the 1850 U. S. Census. - DLL]]
       The obituary for Cynthia Ainesly [CA 02] is given:
       "Distressing Casualty
       On the 5th inst. the wife of Elisha Lakin, Esq., of Lakin's Grove, in this county, came to a sudden and unexpected death. She had been suffering from ill health, and had been in the habit of using morphine to alleviate her sufferings. During the absence of all the members of the family, except a little grandson, on Sunday evening, the 3rd inst., at an evening meeting, she administered morphine to herself-as she was suffering from disease--and when the family returned she was found insensible. Medical aid was obtained, and friends did everything that could be done to arrest the effect of the anodyne, but all the effects were useless. After lingering about 36 hours she died leaving a husband and a large circle of children to mourn her loss. A kind and industrious wife, a watchful and affectionate mother, and an esteemed neighbor has passed away. Mrs. Lakin was nearly 60 years of age. In a moment cut down as the grass; the warning is be wise--prepare." 
Ainesly, Cynthia (I592)
 
99        In the 1850 U. S. Federal Census, Cynthia is an eight year old, white, single female. She was born in Illinois of parents who were born in Massachusetts (father) and Pennsylvania (mother). She lives with her parents in Pampas Township, DeKalb County, Illinois, and four sisters and two brothers: Martha, Vincent, Elizabeth, Ester, Polly, and Charles. She is in school. [EL 08.]
       In the 1860 U. S. Federal Census, Cynthia Lakin is a 17 year old female. She was born in Illinois. It can be assumed that since the first wife of Elisha was named Cynthia, that this child was named after her mother. Her mother was born in Pennsylvania. Her father was born in Massachusetts. She has been attending school. She lives in Clear Lake Township, Hamilton County, Iowa, with her father (Elisha), step-mother (Caroline), four siblings (Polly Charles, Edwin , Fanny - the latter two could be the children of Caroline), and William Witke, a 19 year old laborer, born in New York. [EL 02.] 
Lakin, Cynthia (I633)
 
100        In the 1850 U. S. Federal Census, Florinda Pierce is an 18 year old, white, single female. She was born in Vermont of parents who were born in Vermont (father) and Massachusetts (mother). She had attended school within the past year. She lives with her parents, Ezra and Mary (Polly), a sister, Angeline, and two brothers (Henry and Merrill). The family lives in Windham, Windham County, Vermont. [EP 05.] Pierce, Florinda (I818)
 

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