What’s in a label: The Genealogy of Ely & Walker

April 21, 2012 § 2 Comments

1981 Ely Plains advertisementFrank Ely was born August 8, 1842 to Benjamin and Martha Washington Allen Ely in Carrollton, Missouri.  His mother died in 1853 when Frank was 11, and his father passed in 1860.  Frank was raised by his half-brother, Lewis Bell Ely, and went to work for him as a clerk in his store, Hill & Ely, rather than go to school.  He enlisted in the Confederate Army as a young man, but left soon thereafter due to illness.  Frank spent two years in New York, whereafter he returned to St. Louis and began working as a clerk for the dry goods firm, Crow & McCreary (which later changed its name to Crow, Hargadine & Co.)

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In 1864 he was given partnership in the firm, and in 1873 Frank married a Kentucky girl named Clara Crow Daniel, daughter of Vivian Daniel and Vitula McCreary, and niece of Senator James B. McCreary.  In 1878 Frank started his own firm, known as Ely, Janis & Company.Mens LARGE cowboy shirt, Ely Plains, short sleeved, vintage, black gray maroon plaid, pearl snaps

In 1879 Ely, Janis & Company formed a partnership with one David Davis Walker, and the rest, as they say, was history.  The resulting alliance was named Ely-Walker & Company.

David Davis Walker, co founder of Ely & WalkerNow, much has been written on David Davis Walker.  Known as D.D., he was born in 1840 in Bloomington, Illinois.  His career trajectory similar to Frank’s in many ways, D.D. began work in 1857 at Crow, McCreary & Co. as an office boy.  In 1862 he married Martha A. Beakey, and in 1865 he was given partnership in the firm.  He left Crow, McCreary in 1878.

Ely-Walker & Company was, in short, a raging and long-lived success.  By the end of their first year, their business volume exceeded $2.5 million.  In 1883 they incorporated under the name of Ely & Walker Dry Goods Company.

Tragedy struck, however in the year 1890.  On a visit to New York City, after three weeks of relative health and safety, Frank was suddenly seized with a chill on January 22nd while eating dinner.  Clara was immediately sent for by telegram, and she arrived in this fair city on January 25th to nurse her ailing husband.  At first her ministrations were effective, and Frank seemed to rally, but the rally was short-lived and Frank soon relapsed.  Cause of death was pneumonia.  He died at the Murray Hill Hotel at 1:45 am on the morning of February 14, 1890.  Frank was 47 years old.  Clara accompanied his remains back to St. Louis for burial.Mens LARGE Ely Plains western shirt, vintage, fire engine red, pearl snaps

Clara died in 1922.

Mens Large vintage Ely Plains western shirt from VintrowearDespite the loss of his partner, D.D. Walker carried on.  The name Ely & Walker was so well known by the time of Frank Ely’s death, that the firm retained the name and, under the direction of the Walker family, continued to flourish.  By 1893, Ely & Walker had 65 salesman covering 17 states, including the areas in the “wild west,” in what was then known as Indian Territory.  Both J.C. Penney and Sears Roebuck each purchased as much as one third of their inventories from E&W.  E&W owned many factories by this time, producing goods under the E&W name.

In 1902, ill health convinced D.D. to retire from E&W.  His son, William H. Walker took over, but his tenure only lasted a brief one year due to a major disagreement with his father, who retained his board position, over William H.’s “personal financial interest,” which conflicted with the interests of the firm.  William H. Walker resigned. The E&W trademark was filed in 1909.E&W Trademark Application

William H.’s brother, George Herbert Walker, known as “Bert,” was also employed by the firm.  Together Bert and D.D. built a summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, for the family to escape the hot Missouri summers.  There D.D. passed away on October 19, 1918.

Where the Elys were staunch Baptists, the Walkers were decidedly Catholic, and, ironically, Democrats.  D.D. had great hopes that Bert would become a Catholic priest.  Instead, in 1875 Bert married a Presbyterian named Lucretia “Loulie” Wear, became a Republican, and spurned the dry goods firm in favor of building a financial empire that produced him an enormous wealth of his own.  Bert’s firm was known as G.H. Walker & Co.  After D.D.’s death, Bert inherited both Kennebunkport and the E&W wealth, forming the foundations of a dynasty that continues to effect our country in unimaginable ways.Mens XL western shirt, Ely Plains, vintage, teal and magenta plaid, pearl snaps

Bert and Loulie gave birth to a daughter in 1901, who they named Dorothy.  In 1921 Dorothy married one Prescott Sheldon Bush.  Their son, George Herbert Walker Bush, was born in 1924, and in 1945 he married a lady named Barbara Pierce.  In due time this couple produced a son named George Walker Bush.  And the rest, as they say, was history.

Ely Walker QualityBut what of the shirts, you ask?

The Ely & Walker Quality trademark was filed in 1918.  The “Plains by E&W” trademark first came into use in 1941, and a trademark was filed in 1952.

Robert Wickliffe ComerIn 1956, ready to retire, the small group of shareholders owning a controlling interest in Ely & Walker sold their factories to Burlington Industries, who continued to produce the E&W brand shirts.  In turn the E&W division was then sold to Washington Manufacturing Company of Nashville, Tennessee in 1964 (founded in 1840 by Robert Wickliffe Comer (therestorationmovement.com), which also produced shirts under the Dee Cee brand.

Johnnie Wright and Kitty Wells(It is interesting here to note that Muriel Deason, aka Queen of Country Music Kitty Wells and wife of country music star Johnnie Wright, dropped out of school and worked at the Washington Manufacturing Company in 1937, folding and ironing shirts to make ends meet.)

Johnnie Wright and Kitty Wells costumes Johnnie Wright and Kitty Wells with Nudie Suit

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Johnny Wright and Kitty Wells with one of Johnny’s Nudie Suits
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The Plains by E&WThe Ely Cattleman trademark was first used in commerce in 1967, and the Ely trademark was filed in 1973.  The Ely Plains trademark came into use in 1980.  In 1988 Washington Manufacturing Company filed for bankruptcy, and in 1995, Oxford Industries acquired the assets of Ely & Walker Company.  Oxford continues to manufacture Ely Plains and Ely Cattleman western shirts to this day.

1973 Ely & Walker advertisement
References:
Ancestry.com
Bush genealogy and family history websites – just google it.
The Ely ancestry : lineage of Richard Ely of Plymouth, England, who came to Boston, Mass., about 1655, & settled at Lyme, Conn. in 1660, collected by the late Moses S. Beach
“Oxford Industries Acquires Ely & Walker,” PR Newswire, June 6, 1995.
National Registry of Historic Places Registration Form, Ely & Walker Shirt Factory No. 5, Kennet, MO.Textile Industry History, http://www.textilehistory.org.
Vintage Ad Browser, http://www.vintageadbrowser.com.

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Do you know what makes pie shops tick?

September 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

Last week we posted this great photo from the Miller Stockman fall 1969 catalog, courtesy of a visually-pleasing smorgasboord of vintage advertising called “What Makes Pie Shops Tick.”

Miller Stockman Fall 1969 Catalog courtesy of What Makes Pie Shops Tick

Miller Stockman Fall 1969 Catalog courtesy of What Makes Pie Shops Tick

“Pie Shops” highlights some of unique offerings of the truly vast collection of photos on Flickr, including additional photos from this catalog.  Some of the many categories include entire scrapbooks of unknown personages from the olden days (e.g.), vintage advertisement for every conceivable product from clothes to cigarettes to cars, and a huge set of travel and motel postcards from the 1950s and 1960s.  It is a truly phenomenal and wide-ranging assemblage that documents What We Looked Like and What We Liked.  Nothing like looking at the old-timey history of strangers to make one think of the old-timey history of one’s own people.

Shopping with Betty Gene

Loren and Dorothy Weber, a founding family of Campus Sweater Company

August 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

Speaking of famous ancestors, the great-granddaughter of Loren B. Weber and Dorothy Schlesinger Weber was kind enough to share some amazing photos of the classy couple.  This stylish pair was one half the management team of one of the largest manufacturers of men’s casual clothing in the country, and their tenure lasted well over half a century.

Loren and Dorothy Weber, founders of Campus Sweater Company

Loren and Dorothy Weber, founders of Campus Sweater Company   Loren Weber, founder of Campus Sweater Company

Loren and Dorothy Weber, founders of Campus Sweater Company

 

Obviously the Webers knew a thing or two about fashion.  Many thanks to their great-granddaughter for contributing the photos.

Green-Wood is the place for me

August 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

If you look long enough, I’m sure everyone can find someone famoSimeon Dewittus in their family tree.  I’ve finally found my famous guy: Simeon Dewitt, official geographer to George Washington, founder of Ithaca, and graduate of Rutgers.  Simeon is my great-great-great-great grandfather.  Dewitt Clinton

What does this have to do with Green-Wood Cemetery?  Simeon Dewitt was Dewitt Clinton’s first cousin.  Dewitt Clinton was mayor of New York City from 1803-1815, and also the sixth governor of New York State.  Without him, the Erie Canal wouldn’t exist. What’s with the frowny face, Dewitt?

Dewitt Clinton is buried in Green-Wood Cemetery.  I learned this from reading Forgotten New York.

Dewitt Clinton's grave in Green-Wood Cemetery

What does all this have to do with vintage cowboy shirts?  Absolutely nothing.  But since you asked, here’s some more about Big Tex from Dallas Art News:

Big Tex

That’s a big shirt.

Seeking information on Henry Von Behren and Elizabeth (Ella) Huxoll Von Behren.

March 6, 2011 § 1 Comment

What better way to introduce my new series of genealogy posts than on behalf of a fellow Von Behren genealogist.  In the coming weeks I will begin featuring short bios of various ancestors with their vital statistics and any other pertinent information.  Where I have the material, I would love to also include personal and colorful stories to illustrate the person’s life and times.  As you can see below, I have very little information on Henry and Ella Von Behren.  But I’m fortunate to have a scan of their wedding photo, which arrived one day out of the clear blue sky.

A “Good Samaritan” from Iowa found a photo album, in a barn, I believe, if I’m remembering the story correctly, which included photos of several Von Behrens, all of whom happened to be Dan’s ancestors.  This genealogy angel, who is no relation to the VB’s, was gracious enough to send me scans of all of the photos.  I’ve now received an inquiry from a fellow Von Behren about what might have happened to the originals, but I have not been able to get in touch with the donator.  So on behalf of the inquirer, if anyone has any information about Henry Von Behren and Elizabeth Ella Huxoll Von Behren, or has any additional photos they would be willing to share, please feel free to leave a comment on the blog.  Thank you!

Name:            Henry Von Behren

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Birth:            14 Apr 1887

Death:            7 Feb 1956 Age: 68

Father:            John Fred Von Behren (1853-1919)

Mother:            Caroline Lehrman (1856-1925)

Spouses

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1:            Ella Huxoll

Birth:            3 Mar 1889

Death:            15 Aug 1964 Age: 75

Marriage:            1 Feb 1912

Children:

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Dan’s people

January 2, 2011 § 1 Comment

8 William Blackstone Seely.2,3 Born on 7 Nov 1867 in Olin, Iowa.2,4,5 William Blackstone died in Aug 1945 in Anamosa, Iowa.2 Buried in Riverside Cemetery, Anamosa, Iowa.2,4 Resided in Anamosa, Jones, IA, in 1910.5

 

In Jun 1893 William Blackstone married Mary Alice Stout2, in Oxford Junction, IA.4

 

They had the following children:

4 i.            (Private, Male)

ii.            Charles (1895-)

iii.            Florence (1897-)

iv.            Raymond (1899-)

v.            Norman (1901-)

vi.            Mildred (1903-)

vii.            Bessie (1904-)

viii.            Ruth (1906-)

ix.            Edith (1908-)

x.            Wilma (1910-)

 

9 Mary Alice Stout.2 Born on 14 Jul 1876.2,5 Mary Alice died in Springville, Iowa, on 5 Sep 1969; she was 93.2 Buried in Riverside Cemetery, Anamosa, Iowa.2

 

10 John Wilhelm.6,7 Born in 1889 in IA.8

 

John married Rachel Anderson6,7.

 

They had the following children:

5 i.            (Private, Female)

ii.            Delbert F.9 (1917-)

iii.            (Private, Female)

 

11 Rachel Anderson.6,7 Born in 1883 in IA.6

 

12 Fred Von Behren. Born on 29 Jul 1880 in Stanwood, Cedar, Iowa.10 Fred died on 11 May 1946; he was 65. Buried in Stanwood Cemetery.

 

On 2 Feb 1909 when Fred was 28, he married Augusta Behrens.

 

They had the following children:

6 i.            (Private, Male)

ii.            Lillian

iii.            Alfred (1922-1954)

iv.            Albert (1922-1922)

v.            Leo Paul Frederick (1919-1966)

vi.            Erna (1911-1922)

vii.            John

viii.            Hilma (1915-)

ix.            Marie Rose Carolin (1909-)

 

13 Augusta Behrens. Born on 22 Aug 1883. Augusta died on 12 Mar 1927; she was 43. Buried in Stanwood Cemetery.

 

14 Edward Kreger.11 Born on 17 Nov 1881 in Pomerania, Germany.11 Edward died in Olin, Iowa, on 18 Dec 1948; he was 67.11 Buried in Olin Cemetery, Olin, IA.

 

On 11 Mar 1913 when Edward was 31, he married Frieda Schellin11, in Jones County, Iowa.11

 

They had the following children:

7 i.            (Private, Female)

ii.            Evelyn12

iii.            Marietta12

iv.            Rosalie

 

15 Frieda Schellin.11 Born on 7 Feb 1891.11 Frieda died in Olin, Iowa, on 18 Mar 1923; she was 32.11 Buried in Olin Cemetery, Olin, IA.

 

16 Horace Gibbs Seely.2 Born on 30 Oct 1804 in Ovid, Cayuga County, New York.2,3,13,14 Horace Gibbs died in Oxford MIlls, Iowa, on 6 Apr 1898; he was 93.2,13 Buried in Olin Cemetery, Olin, Iowa.2,13

 

“Horace G. Seely was born in Cayuga County, New York in 1804, and started for Illinois in company with his brother Jeduthan and family, and his sters, Mrs. Marvin Frary, late in the fall of 1835, but could get no further than QUincy,, Illinois, on account of the cold weather and ice.  They remained all winter at a camp meeting ground, three miles from Quincy, and arrived at Portland in March.  He resided at Portland for a few years, and then went to Jones County, Ilowa, where he is still living, hale and hearty, at seventy-three years of age.  He married Miss Bathsheba Milk.14

 

In 1847 Horace Gibbs married Mary Janette Chattertain2,3,15, in Whitesville, Potter County, Pennsylvania.3,16,17

 

They had one child:

8 i.            William Blackstone (1867-1945)

 

17 Mary Janette Chattertain.2,3,15 Born on 5 Aug 1822 in Whitesville, Potter County, New York.2,3,16,13 Mary Janette died in Oxford MIlls, Iowa, on 19 Jul 1905; she was 82.3 Buried on 21 Jul 1905 in Olin Cemetery, Olin, Iowa.3

 

Mills gives Mary Janet Chatterton’s parents as James and Sally Strait Chatterton13

 

18 John Sylvester Stout.3 Born on 31 Dec 1841 in Wayne Co., PA.3,18,19,20,21 John Sylvester died in Iowa Soldiers Home, Marshalltown, Marshall, Iowa, on 6 Mar 1921; he was 79.3,18,22 Buried on 8 Mar 1921 in Mayflower Cemetery, Oxford Junction, Jones County, Iowa.3,18 Occupation: Mayor of Oxford Junction, and many other offices.22

 

On 25 Jun 1862 when John Sylvester was 20, he married Gertrude Rue3, in Cedarville, Illinois.3,23

 

They had the following children:

9 i.            Mary Alice (1876-1969)

ii.            John F.W.21 (1863-)

iii.            George (1864-)

iv.            Myron (1866-)

v.            Olive (1870-)

vi.            Clara (1872-)

vii.            Charles (1874-)

viii.            Mary (1876-)

ix.            Eva (1878-1884)

x.            Maude22 (-1884)

xi.            UNNAMED22

 

19 Gertrude Rue.3 Born in 1845 in Illinois.3,21 Gertrude died on 16 Jan 1885 in Oxford Junction, Jones County, Iowa.3,24 Buried in Mayflower Cemetery, Oxford Junction, Jones County, Iowa.3,25

 

20 David H Wilhelm.26 Born in 1836 in Switzerland.26

 

David H married Mina26.

 

They had one child:

10 i.            John (1889-)

 

21 Mina.26 Born in 1846 in Germany.26,27

 

22 Anderson. Born in Canada.28,29

 

married .

 

They had one child:

11 i.            Rachel (1883-)

 

23 UNNAMED. Born in Vermont.30,29

 

24 John Fred Von Behren.10 Born on 29 Mar 1853 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio.10 John Fred died on 5 Apr 1919; he was 66. Buried in Stanwood Cemetery.

 

On 2 Nov 1879 when John Fred was 26, he married Caroline Lehrman, in Stanwood, Cedar, Iowa.10

 

They had the following children:

12 i.            Fred (1880-1946)

ii.            Rose (1881-1967)

iii.            Ida (1883-1973)

iv.            Henry (1887-1956)

v.            Alvina (1889-1950)

vi.            Amelia (1894-1962)

 

25 Caroline Lehrman. Born on 1 Apr 1856. Caroline died on 18 Oct 1925; she was 69. Buried in Stanwood Cemetery.

 

29 Amelia Utke.11 Born on 13 Nov 1849 in Schoonwalder, Germany.11 Amelia died in Olin, Iowa, on 22 Jan 1939; she was 89.11 Buried in Olin Cemetery, Olin, IA.

 

Child:

14 i.            Edward (1881-1948)

 

30 Frederick Schellin.11 Frederick died on 22 Jun 1920 in Jones County, Iowa.11 Buried in Olin Cemetery, Olin, IA.

 

On 25 May 1886 Frederick married Wilhelmine Hartwig11, in Menominee, Wisconsin.11

 

They had one child:

15 i.            Frieda (1891-1923)

 

31 Wilhelmine Hartwig.11 Born on 25 Nov 1858 in Dramberg, Pomerania, Germany.11 Wilhelmine died in Olin, Iowa, on 9 Jan 1933; she was 74.11 Buried in Olin Cemetery, Olin, IA.

 

32 Jeduthan Seely.2 Born in 1778 in Washington County, New York.2,31,13,14 Jeduthan died on 4 Sep 1836 in Portland, Portland Township, Whiteside County, Illinois.2,31,13 Buried in 1836 in Portland, Portland Township, Whiteside County, Illinois.13 Confirmed in 1806 in Onandaga Co., NY to Genosee Co. NY.31 Resided in Cayuga Co., NY, in 1802.13,14 Resided in Genesee Co., NY, in 1806.13,14 Resided in Cattaraugus Co., NY, in 1823.13,14 Resided in Portland, Portland Township, Whiteside County, Illinois, in 1836.13,14 Occupation: Farmer.31

 

First man buried in Whiteside Co., IL31

 

Postmaster of Seeleyburg, NY.  This post office was closed in 1856.13

 

Abt 1800 Jeduthan married Sally Mary Gibbs2,13, in Onandaga Co., NY.3,31,13,14

 

They had the following children:

16 i.            Horace Gibbs (1804-1898)

ii.            Ebenezer (1802-1886)

iii.            Jeduthan31,13 (1807-1844)

iv.            Norman B.31 (1809-1873)

v.            Alexander J.31,13 (1806-)

vi.            Mary Elizabeth31,13 (1805-)

 

33 Sally Mary Gibbs.2,13 Born on 28 Sep 1781 in Utica, Oneida County, New York.2,3,31,13 Sally Mary died in Olin, Iowa, on 26 Aug 1841; she was 59.2,3,31 Buried in 1841 in Jones County, Iowa.3,13 Emigrated in 1836 from Portland, Whiteside Co., IL to Jones Co., IA.14

 

34 Thomas Chatterton. Born in 1786 in NY.3,32,33 Thomas died on 24 Aug 1867 in Blue Grass, Scott Co., IA.32 Buried in Blue Grass Cemetery.32

 

Thomas married Catherine Owette.

 

They had the following children:

17 i.            Mary Janette (1822-1905)

ii.            John M.34 (1818-)

iii.            Emaline34 (1829-)

iv.            William34 (1843-)

v.            Eliza A.35

vi.            Harriet I.35

vii.            Irena35

viii.            Louisa35

 

35 Catherine Owette. Born in 1793 in NY.32 Catherine died on 23 Jan 1865 in Blue Grass, Scott Co., IA.32 Buried in Blue Grass Cemetery.32

 

36 Timothy Dutcher Stout. Born on 9 Dec 1815 in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.19,20 Timothy Dutcher died in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, on 11 Apr 1890; he was 74.36 Emigrated in 1845 from From PA to Chicago to Freeport, IL.19 Resided in Shamokin, Northumberand, PA, in 1830.37 Occupation: Cabinet maker.19

 

On 28 Sep 1837 when Timothy Dutcher was 21, he married Olive A. Phillips.19,38

 

They had the following children:

18 i.            John Sylvester (1841-1921)

ii.            Ollie18,20

iii.            Mary (1839-)

iv.            Elmora (1843-)

 

37 Olive A. Phillips. Born in 1818 in Pennsylvania.20 Olive A. died in 1877.19

 

38 Paul Rue.3 Born on 29 Mar 1809 in Seltz, BasRhin, France.39 Paul died in Feb 1880 in Antelope, Harlan, Nebraska.

 

1839 – Illinois

1845 – Gerturde b. IL

1850 – Gertrude Rue (age 5) in Pine Creek, Ogle, IL w/ Saddler Family

1850 – John Rue (age 8) in Pine Creek, Ogle, IL w/ Bovey Family

1850 – Paul & Mary Ruh in Bureau, IL w/ Louis (10) & Mary (8)

1862 – Gertrude marries in IL

1870 – Iowa

1880 – Nebraska

 

On 18 May 1839 when Paul was 30, he married Marie Ursule Schuler3, in Illinois.

 

They had the following children:

19 i.            Gertrude (1845-1885)

ii.            Mary40

iii.            John (1842-)

 

39 Marie Ursule Schuler.3 Born on 18 May 1815 in Sundhausen, Alsace-Lorraine, France. Marie Ursule died in 1892 in Ragan, Harlan, Nebraska. Buried in Antelope Twp. Cem?

 

48 Henry Von Behren.10 Born bef 1840 in Germany, near Minden. Henry died aft 1852. Resided in Ohio. Alias/AKA: /Heinrich/.

 

Bef 1853 Henry married Margaret Hoffner10.

 

They had the following children:

24 i.            John Fred (1853-1919)

ii.            Sophia

iii.            Barbara

iv.            Rosie

v.            Henry

vi.            Fred

vii.            Mary

viii.            Anna

 

49 Margaret Hoffner.10 Born bef 1840 in Schleswif – Holstein, Germany. Margaret died aft 1853. Resided in Ohio.

 

62 August Hartwig.11 Born on 1 Jan 1830 in Dramberg, Pomerania, Germany.11 August died in Olin, Iowa, on 9 Feb 1909; he was 79.11 Buried in Olin Cemetery, Olin, IA.

 

August married Louise Utke11.

 

They had one child:

31 i.            Wilhelmine (1858-1933)

 

63 Louise Utke.11 Born on 18 Apr 1832.11 Louise died in Olin, Iowa, on 13 Sep 1910; she was 78.11 Buried in Olin Cemetery, Olin, IA.

 

64 Ebenezer Seelye.2 Born on 14 Jul 1756.2 Ebenezer died in 1798 in Marcellus, New York.2

 

Child:

32 i.            Jeduthan (1778-1836)

 

66 William R. Gibbs.2,3,13 Born on 25 May 1797 in Cattaraugus County, New York.3 William R. died abt 1865.3

 

William R. married Sally Mix2,3,13.

 

They had one child:

33 i.            Sally Mary (1781-1841)

 

67 Sally Mix.2,3,13 Born on 8 Jun 1817 in Cattaraugus County, New York.3 Sally died on 23 Jun 1849; she was 32.3

 

72 John Reed Stout. Born on 14 Jun 1789 in Arnwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.38,41 Emigrated in 1845 from NJ to Freeport, IL. Resided in Freeport, Stephenson, IL, in Aug 1850.41 John Reed died in Damascus, Stephenson, Illinois, on 25 May 1870; he was 80.38

 

On 15 Mar 1811 when John Reed was 21, he married Mary Dutcher, in Dutchess, New York.38

 

They had the following children:

36 i.            Timothy Dutcher (1815-1890)

ii.            Jane

iii.            John19

iv.            Martha (1836-)

 

73 Mary Dutcher. Born on 9 May 1792 in Dutchess, New York. Mary died in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois, on 29 Dec 1849; she was 57.38

 

76 Paul Rue.

 

Paul married Helene Sauer.

 

They had one child:

38 i.            Paul (1809-1880)

 

77 Helene Sauer.

 

78 Johann Jacob Schuler.

 

Johann Jacob married Marie Ursule Spinner.

 

They had one child:

39 i.            Marie Ursule (1815-1892)

 

79 Marie Ursule Spinner.

 

124 Christian Hartwig.11 Born in Dramberg, Pomerania, Germany.11

 

Christian married Wilhelmina Luz11.

 

They had one child:

62 i.            August (1830-1909)

 

125 Wilhelmina Luz.11

 

128 David Seelye.2 Born on 4 Sep 1731 in New Milford, Connecticut.2 David died on 10 Oct 1731; he was <1.2

 

David married Sibble ?2.

 

They had one child:

64 i.            Ebenezer (1756-1798)

 

129 Sibble ?2 Born abt 1734.2

 

144 Timothy Stout. Born abt 1753 in Arnwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Timothy died on 23 Feb 1831 in Shamokin, Northumberland, Pennsylvania.42

 

Abt 1775 Timothy married Sarah Jane Reed, in Arnwell Townshipp, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

 

They had one child:

72 i.            John Reed (1789-1870)

 

145 Sarah Jane Reed. Born abt 1753 in Arnwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Sarah Jane died bef 1826 in Shamokin, Northumberland, Pennsylvania.

 

146 William Dutcher.42 Resided in Lycoming, Lycoming, PA, in 1800.43 Resided in Luzerne Co., PA, in 1790.44

 

William married Mary Lewis42.

 

They had one child:

73 i.            Mary (1792-1849)

 

147 Mary Lewis.42 Mary died on 29 Dec 1849 in Stephenson Co., IL.42

 

256 John Seelye.2 Born in 1684 in Fairfield, Connecticut.2 John died on 20 May 1740 in New Milford, Connecticut.2

 

John married Martha Redfield2.

 

They had one child:

128 i.            David (1731-1731)

 

257 Martha Redfield.2 Born in 1668 in Fairfield, Connecticut.2 Martha died in 1751.2

 

288 Joseph Stout. Born in 1717 in Arnwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.42 Joseph died in 1760 in Arnwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.42

 

Joseph married Mary Hixson42.

 

They had one child:

144 i.            Timothy (~1753-1831)

 

289 Mary Hixson.42 Born in 1720 in Arnwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Mary died in 1760 in New Jersey.

 

290 Giles Reed.38 Residence: Hopewell, NJ.38

 

Giles married Mary.

 

They had one child:

145 i.            Sarah Jane (~1753-<1826)

 

291 Mary.

 

512 Benjamin Seeley.2 Born BET 1657 AND 1658 in Fairfield, Connecticut.2 Benjamin died BET 1695 AND 1696 in New Jersey?2

 

Benjamin married Deborah Sturges2.

 

They had one child:

256 i.            John (1684-1740)

 

513 Deborah Sturges.2 Born abt 1662 in Fairfield, Connecticut.2

 

514 James Redfield.2

 

Child:

257 i.            Martha (1668-1751)

 

576 James Stout. Born in 1694 in Arnwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.45 James died in 1727 in Hopewell, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.42

 

In 1712 James married Catherine Simon46.42

 

They had one child:

288 i.            Joseph (1717-1760)

 

577 Catherine Simon.46 Born in 1692 in Freehold, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Catherine died on 8 Dec 1749 in Arnwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.42

 

578 John Hickson. Born in 1676 in Crosswicke, Burlington, New Jersey. John died in 1736 in Crosswicke, Burlington, New Jersey.

 

John married Elizabeth Stillwell.

 

They had one child:

289 i.            Mary (1720-1760)

 

579 Elizabeth Stillwell. Born in 1680 in New Jersey.

 

1024 Nathaniel Seeley.2 Born on 1 May 1629 in London, England.2 Nathaniel died in Kingston, Rhode Island, on 19 Dec 1675; he was 46.

 

Nathaniel married Mary Turney2.

 

They had one child:

512 i.            Benjamin (~1657-~1695)

 

1025 Mary Turney.2 Born in 1631 in England.2 Mary died bef 1674.2

 

1026 John Sturges.2

 

John married Deborah Barlow2.

 

They had one child:

513 i.            Deborah (~1662-)

 

1027 Deborah Barlow.2

 

1152 David Stout. Born in 1667 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey. David died BET 1732 AND 1734 in Arnwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

 

In 1688 David married Rebecca Ashton, in Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey.

 

They had one child:

576 i.            James (1694-1727)

 

1153 Rebecca Ashton. Born in 1672 in Providence, Rhode Island. Rebecca died in 1725 in Arnwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

 

1158 William Hickson. Born in 1650 in Chesire, England. William died on 3 Dec 1722 in Maidenhead, Hunterdon, New Jersey.

 

Bef 1680 William married Mary Pattison, in New Jersey.

 

They had one child:

579 i.            Elizabeth (1680-)

 

1159 Mary Pattison. Born in 1660 in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Mary died in 1680 in Crosswicke, New Jersey.

 

2048 Robert Seeley.2 Born in 1601 in England.2 Robert died in Oct 1667 in New York, New York.2

 

Robert married Mary Mason2.

 

They had one child:

1024 i.            Nathaniel (1629-1675)

 

2049 Mary Mason.2 Mary died in 1647 in New Haven Colony.2

 

2050 Benjamin Turney.2 Born in England.2 Benjamin died in 1648.2

 

Benjamin married Mary Bateman2.

 

They had one child:

1025 i.            Mary (1631-<1674)

 

2051 Mary Bateman.2 Born in England.2

 

2304 Richard Stout. Born in 1615 in Burton Joyce, Notts., England. Richard died on 23 Oct 1705 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey.

 

Richard married Penelope Van Princes.

 

They had one child:

1152 i.            David (1667-~1732)

 

2305 Penelope Van Princes. Born in 1622 in Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands. Penelope died in 1732 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey.

 

2306 James Ashton. Born in 1639 in Freehold, Middlesex County, New Jersey. James died in 1705 in Monmouth Co, New Jersey.

 

James married Deliverance Throckmorton.

 

They had one child:

1153 i.            Rebecca (1672-1725)

 

2307 Deliverance Throckmorton. Born in 1648 in Monmouth Co, New Jersey. Deliverance died in 1705 in Freehold, Middlesex County, New Jersey.

 

4096 William Seeley.2 Born on 23 FEB 1562/63 in Gr. Gransden, Huntington, England.2 William died in 1646 in County Huntington, England.2

 

William married Grace Prett2.

 

They had one child:

2048 i.            Robert (1601-1667)

 

4097 Grace Prett.2 Buried on 15 Nov 1635 in Bluntisham, Huntington, England.2

 

4612 James Ashton. Born on 4 MAR 1602/03 in St.albans, Herts., England. James died in Providence, Rhode Island, on 19 May 1705; he was 103.

 

James married Judith ?.

 

They had one child:

2306 i.            James (1639-1705)

 

4613 Judith ? Born in 1622 in St.albans, Herts., England.

 

4614 John Throckmorton. Born BET 1600 AND 1610 in England. John died on 17 MAR 1682/83 in Middletown, Monmouth, New Jersey.

 

BET 1620 AND 1630 John married Rebecca Colvill, in England.

 

They had one child:

2307 i.            Deliverance (1648-1705)

 

4615 Rebecca Colvill. Born in 1620 in England. Rebecca died in 1684 in Providence, Rhode Island.

 

8192 Thomas Seelie.2 Buried on 6 Oct 1579 in Great Gransden, Hunts, England.2

 

Thomas married Elizabeth Mitchell2.

 

They had one child:

4096 i.            William (1562-1646)

 

8193 Elizabeth Mitchell.2 Born on 11 Jul 1539 in Great Gransden, Hunts, England.2 Buried on 24 FEB 1563/64 in Great Gransden, Hunts, England.2

 

 

 

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1. “Letter from Michelle Bowman,” Bowman, Michelle, June 20, 2001, Letter.

2. “Ancestry.com,” “daveblew@@cs.com”, File Name 148875, Electronic, http://www.ancestry.com.

3. “Family Search,” Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, http://www.familysearch.com, Electronic, Ancestral File v4.19.

4. ““W.B. Seeley Died Thursday”,” Anamosa Journal, Anamosa, Jones Co., IA, 16 Aug 1945, Library in Anamosa.

5. “1910 IA Census (Anamosa, Jones, IA) T624_409 p55,” Anamosa, Jones, IA, 1910, HeritageQuest, 5/25/2004.

6. “1920 IA Census,” Fairfield, Palo Alto, IA, 1920, Roll T925_505, p. 5A.

7. Private

8. “1900 IA Census (Lovell, Jones, IA) T623_440 p13B,” Lovell, Jones, IA, 1900, Ancestry.com, 8/19/06.

9. “1930 Census (Fairfield, Palo Alto, IA) Roll 671 p1A,” Fairfield, Palo Alto, IA, 1930, Ancestry.com, 8/19/09.

10. “Family Search,” Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, http://www.familysearch.com, Electronic, International Genealogical Index v4.02.

11. “Hartwig/Cowan Family Home Page,” Hartwig, David Lynn, Austin, MN, Electronic, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/a/r/David-L-Hartwig/index.html.

12. Private

13. Mills, Madeline M., and Katherine M. Olsen, Descendants of Robert Seeley (1602-1667) & Obadiah Seeley (1614-1657) : the Seventh Generation Families, Seeley Genealogical Society, 2000, 73.

14. History of Whiteside County, Illinois: From its First Settlement to the Present Time; with Numerous Biographical and Family Sketches, Bent, Charles, Morrison, IL, 1877, 354-357.

15. ““Mrs. Mary J. Seeley” Obituary,” Oxford Mirror, Oxford Mills, IA, 27 Jul 1905, Obituary gives maiden name as Chattertain, not Chatterton.

16. Ibid.

17. Mills, Madeline M., and Katherine M. Olsen, Descendants of Robert Seeley (1602-1667) & Obadiah Seeley (1614-1657) : the Seventh Generation Families, Seeley Genealogical Society, 2000, 73, dom 5 Aug 1844.

18. ““Final ‘Taps’ for Civil War Veteran,” Oxford Mirror, Oxford Junction, IA, 10 Mar 1921.

19. “Timothy D. Stout, an Early Settler, Called to the Other World,” Freeport Daily Journal, Freeport, IL, 4/12/1887, p4 c4.

20. “1860 IL Census (Freeport, Stephenson, IL) M653_230 p185,” Freeport, Stephenson, IL, 1860, Ancestry.co,.

21. “1880 IA Census (Oxford Mills, Jones, IA) T9_348,” Oxford Mills, Jones, IA, 1880, Ancestry.com, 4/6/08.

22. Oxford Junction [genealogy club], A New Land, a New Life: Pioneers of Oxford Township, Jones County, IA 1880 and Earlier.

23. “Marriage License,” 25 June 1862, Stephenson Co., IL.

24. “Gertrude Rue Obituary,” Oxford Mirror, Oxford Junction, IA, 22 Jan 1885.

25. “Iowa Cemetery Records,” Ancestry.com.

26. “1900 IA Census,” Lovell, Jones Co., IA, 1900, T623_440, p. 13B.

27. “1930 Census (Fairfield, Palo Alto, IA) Roll 671 p1A,” Fairfield, Palo Alto, IA, 1930, Ancestry.com, 8/19/09, pob Holland.

28. “1920 IA Census,” Fairfield, Palo Alto, IA, 1920, Roll T925_505, p. 5A, pob Canada.

29. “1930 Census (Fairfield, Palo Alto, IA) Roll 671 p1A,” Fairfield, Palo Alto, IA, 1930, Ancestry.com, 8/19/09, pob Wisconsin.

30. “1920 IA Census,” Fairfield, Palo Alto, IA, 1920, Roll T925_505, p. 5A, pob Vermont.

31. Whiteside County Biographical Portraits, 189.

32. WPA, Tombstone Records of Scott County, Iowa [via Ancestry.com].

33. “1850 IA Census (Montpelier, Muscatine, IA) M432_187 p383,” Montpelier, Muscatine, IA, 1850, Ancesstry.com, 3/23/08.

34. “Ancestry.com World Tree,” http://www.ancestry.com, Electronic.

35. “1860 IA Census (Montpelier, Muscatine, IA) M653_337 p11,” Montpelier, Muscatine, IA, 1860, Ancestry.com, 3/23/08.

36. “Timothy D. Stout, an Early Settler, Called to the Other World,” Freeport Daily Journal, Freeport, IL, 4/12/1887, p4 c4, Gives death year as 1887.

37. “1830 PA Census (Shamokin, Northumberland, PA) M19_147 p196,” Shamokin, Northumberland, PA, 1830.

38. “Records from the Bible of John R. Stout,” Stout, John R.

39. “1850-1880 Mortality Schedule,” 1880, Ancestry.com, 2/29/08, Gives dob and pob as 1813, Alabama (possible mis-transcription of Alsace).

40. “1880 NE Census (Antelope, Harlan, NE),” 1880, Ancestry.com, 2/29/08.

41. “1850 IL Census (Freeport, Stephenson, IL) M432-129 p252,” Freeport, Stephenson, IL, 1850.

42. Bone, Harriet Phillips, “Ancestor Chart,” Vandalia, IL, Jan. 1891.

43. “1800 PA Census (Lycoming, Lycoming, PA) M32_41 P571,” Lycoming, Lycoming, PA, 1800.

44. “1790 PA Census (Luzerne Co., PA) M637_8 p147,” Luzerne Co., PA, 1790.

45. Bone, Harriet Phillips, “Ancestor Chart,” Vandalia, IL, Jan. 1891. Gives dob as c1691.

46. Ibid. Gives last name as Simpson.

 

 

Index

 

?

UNNAMED            23

Mary            291

Mina (1846 – )            21

Judith (1622 – )            4613

Sibble (~1734 – )            129

Anderson

UNNAMED            22

Rachel (1883 – )            11

Ashton

James (1639 – 1705)            2306

James (1602 – 1705)            4612

Rebecca (1672 – 1725)            1153

Barlow

Deborah            1027

Bateman

Mary            2051

Behrens

Augusta (1883 – 1927)            13

Chattertain

Mary Janette (1822 – 1905)            17

Chatterton

Eliza A.            child of 34

Emaline (1829 – )            child of 34

Harriet I.            child of 34

Irena            child of 34

John M. (1818 – )            child of 34

Louisa            child of 34

Thomas (1786 – 1867)            34

William (1843 – )            child of 34

Colvill

Rebecca (1620 – 1684)            4615

Dutcher

Mary (1792 – 1849)            73

William            146

Gibbs

Sally Mary (1781 – 1841)            33

William R. (1797 – ~1865)            66

Hartwig

August (1830 – 1909)            62

Christian            124

Wilhelmine (1858 – 1933)            31

Hickson

John (1676 – 1736)            578

William (1650 – 1722)            1158

Hixson

Mary (1720 – 1760)            289

Hoffner

Margaret (<1840 – >1853)            49

Kreger

Edward (1881 – 1948)            14

Evelyn            child of 14

Marietta            child of 14

Rosalie            child of 14

Lehrman

Caroline (1856 – 1925)            25

Lewis

Mary ( – 1849)            147

Luz

Wilhelmina            125

Mason

Mary ( – 1647)            2049

Mitchell

Elizabeth (1539 – )            8193

Mix

Sally (1817 – 1849)            67

Owette

Catherine (1793 – 1865)            35

Pattison

Mary (1660 – 1680)            1159

Phillips

Olive A. (1818 – 1877)            37

Prett

Grace            4097

Redfield

James            514

Martha (1668 – 1751)            257

Reed

Giles            290

Sarah Jane (~1753 – <1826)            145

Rue

Gertrude (1845 – 1885)            19

John (1842 – )            child of 38

Mary            child of 38

Paul (1809 – 1880)            38

Paul            76

Sauer

Helene            77

Schellin

Frederick ( – 1920)            30

Frieda (1891 – 1923)            15

Schuler

Johann Jacob            78

Marie Ursule (1815 – 1892)            39

Seeley

Benjamin (~1657 – ~1695)            512

Nathaniel (1629 – 1675)            1024

Robert (1601 – 1667)            2048

William (1562 – 1646)            4096

Seelie

Thomas            8192

Seely

Alexander J. (1806 – )            child of 32

Bessie (1904 – )            child of 8

Charles (1895 – )            child of 8

Ebenezer (1802 – 1886)            child of 32

Edith (1908 – )            child of 8

Florence (1897 – )            child of 8

Horace Gibbs (1804 – 1898)            16

Jeduthan (1778 – 1836)            32

Jeduthan (1807 – 1844)            child of 32

Mary Elizabeth (1805 – )            child of 32

Mildred (1903 – )            child of 8

Norman (1901 – )            child of 8

Norman B. (1809 – 1873)            child of 32

Raymond (1899 – )            child of 8

Ruth (1906 – )            child of 8

William Blackstone (1867 – 1945)            8

Wilma (1910 – )            child of 8

Seelye

David (1731 – 1731)            128

Ebenezer (1756 – 1798)            64

John (1684 – 1740)            256

Simon

Catherine (1692 – 1749)            577

Spinner

Marie Ursule            79

Stillwell

Elizabeth (1680 – )            579

Stout

UNNAMED            child of 18

Charles (1874 – )            child of 18

Clara (1872 – )            child of 18

David (1667 – ~1732)            1152

Elmora (1843 – )            child of 36

Eva (1878 – 1884)            child of 18

George (1864 – )            child of 18

James (1694 – 1727)            576

Jane            child of 72

John            child of 72

John F.W. (1863 – )            child of 18

John Reed (1789 – 1870)            72

John Sylvester (1841 – 1921)            18

Joseph (1717 – 1760)            288

Martha (1836 – )            child of 72

Mary (1839 – )            child of 36

Mary (1876 – )            child of 18

Mary Alice (1876 – 1969)            9

Maude ( – 1884)            child of 18

Myron (1866 – )            child of 18

Olive (1870 – )            child of 18

Ollie            child of 36

Richard (1615 – 1705)            2304

Timothy (~1753 – 1831)            144

Timothy Dutcher (1815 – 1890)            36

Sturges

Deborah (~1662 – )            513

John            1026

Throckmorton

Deliverance (1648 – 1705)            2307

John (~1600 – 1682)            4614

Turney

Benjamin ( – 1648)            2050

Mary (1631 – <1674)            1025

Utke

Amelia (1849 – 1939)            29

Louise (1832 – 1910)            63

Van Princes

Penelope (1622 – 1732)            2305

Von Behren

Albert (1922 – 1922)            child of 12

Alfred (1922 – 1954)            child of 12

Alvina (1889 – 1950)            child of 24

Amelia (1894 – 1962)            child of 24

Anna            child of 48

Barbara            child of 48

Erna (1911 – 1922)            child of 12

Fred (1880 – 1946)            12

Fred            child of 48

Henry (1887 – 1956)            child of 24

Henry (<1840 – >1852)            48

Henry            child of 48

Hilma (1915 – )            child of 12

Ida (1883 – 1973)            child of 24

John            child of 12

John Fred (1853 – 1919)            24

Leo Paul Frederick (1919 – 1966)            child of 12

Lillian            child of 12

Marie Rose Carolin (1909 – )            child of 12

Mary            child of 48

Rose (1881 – 1967)            child of 24

Rosie            child of 48

Sophia            child of 48

Wilhelm

David H (1836 – )            20

Delbert F. (1917 – )            child of 10

John (1889 – )            10

 

 

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