Thursday, December 11, 2014

52 Ancesters #40 Blanche Helen (Colby) Anderson #52Ancesters

3rd Cousin 4x Removed

1883: Born Dec in Oregon, Dane, Wisconsin to George Riley and Martha (Sturdevant) Colby.

1900 Census: Living in Oregon Town, Oregon Village, Dane, Wisconsin with father, mother, and 2 brothers. age 17.

1904: Married Arthur Marius Anderson on 17 Aug in Oregon, Dane, Wisconsin. age 21

1910 Census: Living in Oregon, Dane, Wisconsin with Arthur. No children. age 27.

1920 Census: Living in Oregon, Dane, Wisconsin with Arthur and Maurice (age 0). age 36

1930 Census: Living in Oregon, Dane, Wisconsin with Arthur and Maurice (age 10). age 47

1940 Census: Living in Oregon, Dane, Wisconsin with Arthur and Maurice (age 20). age 57

52 Ancesters #39 Lyle Charles Owens #52Ancesters

Lyle Charles Owens

4th Cousin 3x Removed

1894: On October 8th he was born in Wisconsin the 2nd son of Charles Hiram and Anna Della (Colby) Owens.

1900 Census: Living in Manchester, Boone, Illinois with father, mother, and 2 brothers (Horace and Ward). age 5.

1910 Census: Living in Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin with father, mother, 3 brothers and 1 sister (Ward, Horace, Irwin and Doris). age 15

1920 Census: Living in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota with wife and 2 daughters (Jessie and Lucille). age 25

1930 Census: Living in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin with wife, 3 daughters and 2 sons (Jessie, Lucille, Charlotte, Charles and Lyle Jr).

1940 Census: Living in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a lodger. He is listed as widowed so his wife must have died sometime before 1940.

1942: Drafted into WW2 and had a Hazel Owens that would always know his address.  Hazel was his new wife, but when did they marry?

1985: December 8th he died in Dousman, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

We know that the children are not living with him so I attempted to find them in 1940 and this is what I found:

Jessie K Owens born 1917 in Wisconsin- Not found.  She could have married, but unknown at this time to whom

Lucille Owens born 1919 in Wisconsin- Not found. She could have married as well, but unknown at this time to whom.

Charlotte Owens: Living in Muskego Town, Waukesha, Wisconsin as a welfare child in the household of Elmer Williams.

Charles Owens: Living in West Allis City, Milwaukee, Wisconsin as a boarder in the household of Earl Gagnie.

Lyle Jr : Living in the Wautosa City, Milwaukee, Wisconsin as an inmate at the St. Aemilians Orphanage.


A few questions I have are:

Why aren't the children together? What is a Welfare Child? Why is Lyle Jr at an Orphanage when it's obvious his father is still living?


Sunday, November 30, 2014

52 Ancesters #38 Mitchell Colby #52Ancesters

1820: born on 3 Apr to John L and Martha Patty (Blood) Colby in Holland, Erie, New York.

1847: On 22 Nov, he marries Chastina Rogers, daughter of Benjamin and Nancy (Davis) Rogers, in Holland, Erie, New York.

1849: On 20 Jun, son Lafayette is born in Holland, Erie, New York.

1850 Census: Living in Holland, Erie, New York with wife and son.

1855 NY Census: Living in Holland, Erie, New York with wife and 2 children. age 35

1860 Census: Living in Holland, Erie, New York with wife and 3 children. age 40

1863: son Elon dies.

1865 NY Census: Living in Holland, Erie, New York with wife and 2 children.

1870 Census: Living in Holland, Erie, New York with wife and 2 children. age 50

1871-1872: Lafayette marries Abigail Jackson.

1880 Census: Living in Holland, Erie, New York with wife, 2 children and 2 grandchildren. age 60.
Occupation: farmer

1884: dies on 20 Apr in Holland, Erie, New York. age 64.


52 Ancesters #37 Elijah Colby #52Ancesters

Elijah Colby

1816: born on 18 Jan in Holland, Erie, New York to John L and Martha Patty (Blood) Colby

1835: married Fannie MacArthur

1838: daughter Lucy was born

1850: Living in Holland, Erie, New York with wife and daughter. age 33

1855 NY Census: Living in Sardinia, Erie, New York with wife and daughter. age 38.

1856: becomes a widower on 09 Jan when Fannie dies.

1858: marries Elizabeth Van Tyle

1858: on 11 Apr daughter Lucy married David Rogers, son of Benjamin and Nancy (Davis) Rogers, in Holland, Erie, New York.

1858:  on 23 Oct son Marvin is born

1859: on 12 Sep son Marvin dies.

1860: daughter Ella Izora is born

1860 Census: Living in Sardinia, Erie, New York with wife and 2 children. age 43

1862: daughter Emilie is born

1865 NY Census: Living in Sardinia, Erie, New York with wife and 2 children: Ella and Emilie. age 48

1865: son Gary/Corry is born

1870 Census: Living in Sardinia, Erie, New York with wife and 3 children: Ella, Emilie, Corry. age 50

1870: daughter Jennie is born.

1875 NY Census: Living in Holland, Erie, New York with wife and 4 children. age 58

1875: on 14 Dec he dies making Elizabeth a widow.

52 Ancesters #36 George Perry Dake #52Ancesters



1816: Born on 18 Nov in Holland, Erie, New York to John and Sarah N. (Colby) Dake

between 1837-1839 : He married Sarah Minerva Andrews

1840: daughter Sarah is born

1842: daughter Syrena is born

1843: daughter Cylinda is born

1846: son George is born

1849: daughter Fanny J is born

1850 census: Living in Sardinia, Erie, New York with Sarah and 5  children. age 33

1850: son Edwin is born

1852: son John Dake is born

1856: daughter Margaret is born

1858: becomes a widower when Sarah Minerva dies. age 41

1858/9 marries Tryphena Susanna Hopkins

1860 Census: Living in Sardinia, Erie, New York with Tryphena and 4 children. age 43

1860: son Alva is born

1862: daughter Alzina is born

1864: son Orrin is born

1865: son Justin  is born

1868: son Grant is born

1870 Census: Living in Wales, Erie, New York with Tryphena and 6 children. age 53

1871: daughter Lillian is born

1873: daughter Orpha is born

1875 NY Census: Living in Wales, Erie, New York with Tryphena and 7 children. age 58

1880 Census: Living in Wales, Erie, New York with Tryphena and 6 children. age 68.

1900 Census: Living in East Aurora, Erie, New York with Tryphena, 2 children and 1 grandchild. age 84.  it says they have been married for 39 years.

1901: on 7 Mar in East Aurora, Erie, New York he dies. age 85.



Friday, November 28, 2014

52 Ancesters #35 Martin Luther Horn #52 Ancesters

1860: Born on 28 Nov in Marion, Linn, Iowa.

1870: Lived in Sheridan, Poweshiek, Iowa with father, mother, and 6 siblings. age 9

1880: Lived in Sheridan, Poweshiek, Iowa with father, mother, and 4 siblings. age 19. occupation: working on farm

1882: Listed on the California, Great Registers, Voter Registration in Liberty, San Joaquin, California. age 22

1884: is listed on the California, Great Registers: Voter Registration in Liberty, San Joaquin, California. age 24.

1889: Gets married to Melissa Banghart in Carroll, Carroll, Iowa on 20 Mar. age 28

1889: becomes a widower when Melissa dies on 22 Aug in Boyden, Sioux, Iowa. age 28.

1896: Gets married to Margaret Gertrude Kroll in Boyden, Sioux, Iowa on 29 Oct. age 36

1900: is living with Margaret in Sheridan, Sioux, Iowa. married approx 3 years. age 40. Occupation: farm labor

1910: Living in Capel, Sioux, Iowa with Margaret and 2 adopted children. age 49.

1920: living in Capel, Sioux, Iowa with Margaret and 2 children. age 59

1930: living in Capel, Sioux, Iowa with Margaret and 1 child. age 69

1940: living in Boyden, Sioux, Iowa with Margaret and 0 children. age 79. retired farmer

1950: dies on 15 Sep in Boyden, Sioux, Iowa.

Margaret died 18 years later in 1968.