Hunting the Kittelle Line – An Update – Part 2

This post continues with the new information on the Kittelle line.

The Kittell family was not finished dealing with miscreant behavior. John Wesley Kittell married for the first time to Sarah E. Bennett, daughter of William Bennett and M. J. Ferguson Bennett in Davenport, Scott, Iowa on Wednesday, 28 July 188616, just thirteen days after his father’s death.

Fortunately John Kittell did not live to see how his son behaved and considering the times, he had been shamed enough with Anna Lodisca’s unwed pregnancy. Sarah Catherine would see the results of her son’s criminal acts which must have caused her great anguish.

These are transcriptions of articles from The daily Argus/Rock Island Argus.

Police Points17

     Martin Renfro and Geo. Hillerm were

each fined $2 and costs Saturday evening,

by Magistrate Bennett for intoxication.

     Claus Ehmke, having furnished the

$200 bonds to keep the peace, was re-

leased by Justice Haws Saturday.

     Henry Hoffman was fined $5 and costs

by Magistrate Bennett for intoxication,

this morning.

     John Westly Kittell was before Justice

Hawes this morning charged with three

offenses, embezzling 500 bushels of

coal from J. B. Ellis, September 1, last,

forging a receipt purporting to have been

made by the Davenport Pottery com-

pany, for fifty-five bushels of coal, on

July 31 last, and forging a receipt, pur-

porting to have been made by William

Boldt, for fifty-two bushels of coal July

10, last. Kittell has been delivering coal

for Mr. Ellis for some time and has been

taking out coal for certain parties and

selling it in Davenport, bringing back a

forged receipt from the party to whom the

coal was ordered delivered. He confessed,

and plead guilty to all the charges. The

amount of his embezzlement is from $75

to $100. Justice Hawes held him in

bond- of $700, and he went to jail.

Other Court Doings18

     The grand jury met this afternoon pur-

suant to the call from Judge Glenn. It

is understood the cases of Kittelle and

Browning, held for forgery, are to receive

attention.

Court Callings19

     The grand jury returned into court this

morning with the following indictments

and were finally discharged by Judge

Glenn:

     Charles A. Browning, forgery.

     John Westley Kittell, embezzlement

one indictment, forgery two indict

ments.

     Jas. Allen and Robert Lee, robbery.

    The prisoners were brought into court,

and pleas of guilty entered in all cases,

except, at to Lee, who plead not guilty.

The court appointed Col. Curtis to de-

fend Brown, and Mr. Kenworthy to

defend Kittell and Allen. The prisoners

insisted upon their pleas, and Judge

Glenn sentenced Browning to eighteen

months in the penitentiary, Kittell to

three years and Allen to ten years.

     Browning is the man who attempted

to pass a forged order on the Golden

Eagle clothing house. Kittell is the man

who committed embezzlement and for-

gery on J. B. Ellis, and Allen the man,

who with Lee and others, held up farmer

Twelftree near the C., B. & Q. yards

the other day.

     It was shown that Allen and Lee after

robbing their victim and beat him until

he was unconscious, laid him across the

track so that a train being switched down

before he recovered consciousness would

have caused him a frightful death. These

important facts were not covered in the

indictment, however.

     Lee is about as tough looking custo-

mer as one generally meets.

There is no record I have found to date that confirms the prison sentence was served. It is likely he did serve at least part of the sentence. It is certain that his wife of four months was in a sorry position. The next record I found was the record of the birth of a child so John Wesley was around in January and February of 1887.

Iowa, County Births, 1880-193520

Name: Kittell
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 06 Nov 1887
Event Place: Rutland township, , Iowa, United States
Gender: Female
Father’s Name: J W Kittell
Mother’s Name: Sarah E Bennett Kittell
GS Film Number 1401934
Digital Folder Number 004707885
Image Number 00356

 Considering the place of birth, it is likely Sarah E. was staying with family which would indicate that John Wesley was probably in custody or serving his sentence and not providing any income. A hardship Sarah E. was sure to find very difficult.

For this marriage I have found no evidence of divorce or death of Sarah E. Bennett Kittelle. There may be another child born to John Wesley and Sarah E. Bennett Kittelle, a daughter, Irene, possibly born about 1889 or the above may be her birth record, I have not found anything with a name of this child nor have I found a death record.

John Wesley Kittelle was not born in , , Illinois, he was born in Indiana, probably in Swan or Orange Township, Noble, Indiana since his parents were living in the area during the period before and after his birth (see Part 1 – 1860 and 1870 U. S. Censuses1, 2).

The marriage of John Wesley Kittelle and Mary Elizabeth Murphy was likely late in 1893 or early in 1894 as there is the record of a stillborn daughter on Wednesday, 12 Sep 1894 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois with only the last name of the father, which may or may not be this couple.

On Monday, 01 November 1897 at her home Sarah Catherine Corbin Kittelle died at 70 years of age.

Obituary21

    Mrs. Sarah Katharine Kittelle,

aged 70 years, died at her home,  328

Sixth avenue, yesterday afternoon of

infirmities. The deceased had been

a resident of Rock Island for 22 years

being the wiso [wife] of the late John

Kittelle. Two children survive,

Mrs. W. R. Williams, of St. Paul,

and John W. Kittelle of Chicago.

Funeral services will be held at the

residence at 2 p. m. tomorrow.

There is a newspaper article on Thursday, 03 November 1904 in the Inter Ocean22 about a major disruption in the Kittelle household. This is an OCR transcript (with my corrections in brackets).

DESOLATION HOME CAUSED BYSMALLPOX Mrs. William Kittelle Watches at B-side of Two of Her Pest Stricken Children in Isolation . Hospital. . FAMILY UNDER QUARANTINE; DAUGHTERS KEEP HOUSE Youngest Girl Wants to Join Mother Three New Cases of Disease Reported to City Health pepart-ment [department] Officials Yesterday. Mn. [Mrs.] J. W. Kittelle, the heroic mother who, rather than be separated from her two children, sufferers from smallpox, left her home at 364 Hamilton avenue, to brave the dangers of the Isolation hospital and watch at the bedside of her little ones, called up her husband by telephone yesterday and informed him that everything was going well and that the children were not suffering seriously from their malady. She expressed the confidence that the [they] would not be attacked by the disease, but added: “I’d be willing to suffer from it if I knew the children would come through safely.” Children Keep Hon [Home ]for Katlie [Kittelle?] Today the Kittelle home is dreary and deserted, save for the presence of two older children, Irene, aged 15, and Katberlne [Katherine]. aged 9 years. The elder child is’ mistress of the home and Is trying to make things comfortable for the father. The little girl, Evelyn, is a cripple. 9 years of age, and has been at the hospital, for several weeks. When a baby she was frightened ty [by] a runaway horse and sustained a nervous shock, which resulted in partial paralysis. The boy. Willie [William] Killwinning Kit-teile [Kittelle]. was taken to the hospital Tuesday by his mother. He is suffering from a mild form of the -disease which, however, requires that he be segregated from all persons likely to take the contagion. Tha  [The] if ittoiia [Kittelle] hnmo [home] h [is] hon [now] under Quaran tine [Quarantine] for some time, and the. children are not now permitted to attend school or leave the house. The father, however, is immune from the contagion and attenda [attends] to his work regularly. Cilrl [Girl] Anxious to Go to Hol(l [Hospital]. “I want to see my mamma,” said little Katherine yesterday. “I want to go to the isolation hospital right away and see her. I don’t see why they wont let me go.” “It’s pretty hard,” said the lonely father yesterday. “I never missed my wife and children as I do now. Home doesn’t seem like home any more.” Three new smallpox cases were reported to the” health department yesterday, and the patients were removed to the isolation hospital. They are: Fred Simons, 23 years old, 253 Thirty-Fifth street. Lizzie Baer, 58 years old, 253 Thirty-Fifth street. – George Mulligan. 25 years old. One Hundred and Fourth street and the Illinois Central railway right of way. Xone [None] of these patients had been vaccinated. hope1oE [?]

[Copy of partial page 5 via OCR recording information about John Wesley Kittelle, Mary Elizabeth Murphy Kittelle, Irene Kittelle, Katherine S. Kittelle, Evelyn Jane Kittelle and William Kilwinning Kittelle and the family dealing with smallpox  Subscription required for more at Newspapers.com (digital copy available for a fee/subscription)]21

Evelyne Jane Kittelle, already a delicate child, evidently weakened by the effort to fight off smallpox and who had already been in the hospital for several weeks, died 02 January 1905 at home at 3654 Hamilton Avenue, Chicago, Cook, Illinois at 8 years and 4 or 5 months of age she was buried in Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery, Chicago, Cook, Illinois according to the death record (Find A Grave Memorial # 191076150).

Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-199423

Name Evelyne Jane Kittelle
Event Type Death
Event Date 02 Jan 1905
Event Place , Cook, Illinois, United States
Address 3654 Hamilton Ave
Gender Female
Age 9
Marital Status Single
Race White
Birth Year (Estimated) 1896
Birthplace Chicago, , Illinois
Burial Date 05 Jan 1905
Cemetery Mt Olivet
Source Reference 6757
GS Film Number 001239716
Digital Folder Number 004004520
Image Number 01230

John Wesley Kittelle married for the third time after his divorce from Mary Elizabeth Murphy Kittelle which occurred between 1905 and 1908. Between 1908 and 1910 he married Theresa G. Reif, who was born 13 March 1891 in , , Illinois and died in 1983 probably in , , New York. They appear on the 1920 U. S. Census24. John Wesley and Theresa G. were the parents of Dorothy Viola Kittelle who was born 23 November 1910 in , , New York and died 11 July 1997 in , , New York. Dorothy Viola married Louis Thomas Evers, who was born 07 January 1916 and died 08 October 2008 in Mount Kisco, Westchester, New York. There was issue of this marriage living with issue living.

It is now more unlikely that there is any connection to the family lines of Sumner Eli Wetmore Kittelle, although not impossible.

And, just because I made reference to not being able to find a marriage record for Anna Lodisca Kittelle, one turned up. Anna Lodisca is named Lucille A. Kittelle and W. R. Williams is named  Roland W. Williams, son of J. Jay Williams and Mary E. Sharpstein. They married in Prescott, Pierce, Wisconsin on Saturday, 19 May 1888. There is probably more to find on this family.

Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-193025

Name                                      Roland W. Williams

Birthplace                               Jackson, Mich.

Spouse’s Name                    Lucille A. Kittelle

Spouse’s Birthplace             Meadville

Event Date                             19 May 1888

Event Place                           Prescott, Pierce, Wisconsin

Father’s Name                       J. Jay Williams

Mother’s Name                      Mary E. Sharpstein

Spouse’s Father’s Name     John Kittelle

Spouse’s Mother’s Name     Sarah C. Corbin

Race                                       White

Spouse’s Race                      White

It is true, there is no end to the researching in genealogy and as more records become available on-line, it will make going over old ground worth the trouble as the record above shows, I was only doing a quick check search on John Kittell when it turned up.

If anyone has further information please feel free to contact me.

 

  1. “Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23C-NSYJ : 4 November 2017), Sarah E Bennett Kittell in entry for Kittell, 06 Nov 1887; citing Rutland township, , Iowa, United States; county district courts, Iowa; FHL microfilm 1,401,934.
  1. Rock Island daily Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 15 Nov. 1886. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92053945/1886-11-15/ed-1/seq-4/>
  1. Rock Island daily Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 19 Nov. 1886. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92053945/1886-11-19/ed-1/seq-4/>
  1. Rock Island daily Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 20 Nov. 1886. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress.<http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92053945/1886-11-20/ed-1/seq-4/>
  1. “Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q23C-NSYJ : 4 November 2017), Sarah E Bennett Kittell in entry for Kittell, 06 Nov 1887; citing Rutland township, , Iowa, United States; county district courts, Iowa; FHL microfilm 1,401,934.
  1. Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 02 Nov. 1897. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92053934/1897-11-02/ed-1/seq-3/>
  1. Publication: The Inter Ocean Location: Chicago, Illinois . Issue Date: Thursday, November 3, 1904. Page: Page 5. Published: 1872–1914. https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/34492175/“Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MQ-D9XL : accessed 26 May 2016), Evelyne Jane Kittelle, 02 Jan 1905; citing , Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference 6757, record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,239,716.
  1. “Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MQ-D9XL : accessed 26 May 2016), Evelyne Jane Kittelle, 02 Jan 1905; citing , Cook, Illinois, United States, source reference 6757, record number , Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1,239,716.
  1. “United States Census, 1920,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4T1-NW2 : John W Kittelle, 1920.
  1. “Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XR6P-JWB), John Kittelle in entry for Roland W. Williams and Lucille A. Kittelle, 19 May 1888; citing reference Vol 2 P 40 N 70; FHL microfilm 1,275,492.
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Hunting the Kittelle Line – An Update – Part 1

This is a long post, but interesting.

In the process of looking for the father and mother of John Wesley Kittelle (b. Feb 1865 – d.?) a surprising amount of new information has come to light.

John Kittell was born between 1824 and 1826 in Pennsylvania to Irish immigrant parents (as noted on the 1880 U. S. Census) however their names are unknown as there has been nothing found about them. Considering that he was born in the first half of the 1820s, it would likely mean his parents were born, in Ireland, somewhere between 1780 and 1805 and came to the United States before 1824. It is not impossible that John had siblings, indeed, it is probable, however, nothing has come to light to date.

Sometime around 1854 to 1858 John Kittell met and married Sarah Catherine (or Katherine) Corbin who was born abt 1827 in either Ohio (as stated on the 1860 and 1870 U. S. Censuses1, 2) or Pennsylvania as stated on the 1880 U. S. Census3) and who went by Catherine.

The first this family has appeared that I have been able to find is in the 1860 U. S. Census1 in Swan, Noble, Indiana, with John Kittle, 27, farmer with $400.00 value real estate and $125.00 value personal estate, Catherine L., 36, domestic and Lodisca, 1. They next appear in the 1870 U. S. Census2 in Orange Township, Noble, Indiana at the same farm as David Osborn and his family. John Kittell, 45, no longer having real estate and $100.00 personal estate, is listed as a Laborer, with a foreign born mother, unable to read or write, his wife Catherine, 48, keeping house, daughter Anna L., 11, and son John W., 5. (There are two Kittell graves in Pierce-Witmer Cemetery, Witmer Manor, Lagrange, Indiana which are badly eroded this cemetery is about 23 miles from Swan, Noble, Indiana and Orange, Noble, Indiana the death dates are March 1861 and March 1864, which could be 1861 as it is almost impossible to read the headstone [Find A Grave Memorial #77019842 and #77022407]. Are these children of John and Sarah Catherine? Siblings of John? Could the loss of the two children have been enough to cause them to lose their farm? What did cause them to lose their farm? Questions with no likely answers.)

I have not been able to determine exactly when the family moved from Orange Township, Noble, Indiana to Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois and there is nothing to indicate why they left Indiana. They were there by 1875 or 1876 which will be shown below.

The 1880 U. S. Census3 finds the Kittell family in Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, living on the “out road on River Bank” City Limits, John Kittell, 50, a laborer, unemployed 6 months, born in Pennsylvania with father born in Ireland and mother born in Ireland, Catherine, 50, keeping house, Wesley, 15, attending school. Anna Lodisca is not listed and probably married by this time.

A list of expenses for the city of Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois noted that John Kittell was paid as a street laborer, $4.37 for the time between Thursday, 01 May and Thursday,15 May18844, and again $7.00 for the time between Tuesday,15 July and Thursday, 31 July 18845. John Kittelle died Thursday, 15 July 1886 according to his obituary in the Rock Island Argus6.

 Obituary6

     John Kittelle died at his residence 1224

Sixth avenue, at 6 o’clock last evening.

He was about sixty years of age and

made his living as a street laborer.

John Kittelle died at his residence 1224

Sixth avenue, at 6 o’clock last evening.

He was about sixty years of age and

made his living as a street laborer.

The Kittelle family had some difficulties as articles from The Argus will show. The difficulties began with Anna Lodisca Kittell. These are transcriptions of the articles.

 Interesting Bastardy Case7

     Last week Friday, Annie Kittell, a

young woman 17 years of age, made com-

plaint before Justice Pinkley, against Har-

ry Hall, charging him with being the

father of an unborn child with which she

was pregnant. Hall was arrested by Mar-

shall Hawes, and on being taken before the

justice, gave security in the sum of $200

for his appearance on Tuesday morning at

the examination. Tuesday morning Hall

asked for a continuance until this morning,

which was granted, and the case com-

menced this forenoon by Annie taking the

stand and telling her side of the story. It

is that she first met Hall about two years

ago; that last May, and at several times

since, while out walking with Hall in the

evening, he had obtained possession of her

person in the yard of the High School

building; that the last time he had any

criminal intercourse with her was on the

7th day of last July, and that it was at

that time that he committed the deed, the

results of which is that she will soon

become a mother.

     For the defense. Hall has subpœnied

between 25 and 30 witnesses who, it is

claimed, have all either had criminal con-

nection with the girl at about the time

mentioned — or knew her to be a bad char-

acter; that she has written letters to sev-

eral young men in this city charging them

with being the father of her child, in order

to obtain money from them; that she did

succeed in “scaring” $25 out of Hall,

which he paid in order to shield him from

any publicity, that she gave him a receipt

releasing him from “all claims of whatever

nature” she may have against him, which

she signed in the presence of two witnes-

ses, that she has been an inmate of a house

of ill-fame in Davenport, and that she

cannot truthfully swear that Hall is the

father of her child.

     The court room is filled almost to

suffocation with a motley crowd of — from

10 year old boys up to old, gray headed

men, all appearing to have a deep interest

In the result of this case.

     Wm. H. Atwood, Esp., appears for the

plaintiff and P. T. McElherne, Esq., of

McElherne & O’Mara, for the defense.

The Kittell-Hall Bastardy Case8

     This case still occupies the time of Jus-

tice Pinkley’s court while the interest

manifested by the spectators does not

abate — nor does the stench in the room.

     Up to 3 o’clock this afternoon the follow-

ing witnesses had been examined in the case:

     Prosecution — Annie Kittell, Catherine

Kittell and Dr. Geo. M. Keller.

     Defense — Frank Thornton, Frank

Woods, Chas. Patterson, George Stearns,

Frank Arrison, Charles Oswald, Henry

Rosenfield, Elizabeth Martin, Edward

Martin, Lawrence Swayne, Ben Stemple,

Robert Murdock, Thos. Crook, George

Haymaker, John Condon, Ed. Richards,

Nick Newcomb.

     Nearly all the witnesses for the defense

testified as to their having had criminal in-

tamacy with the plaintiff, She having

testified that she contracted a loathsome

disease from Hall, the latter underwent a

professional examination by Drs. Craig and

Galt, who were also called to the witness

stand and stated that they did not think

such was the case — and gave their reasons

for so thinking.

     The case will probably run into next

week.

Notes Here and There9

     — Henry Butler and Michael Quinn

were fined $1 each and costs, by Justice

Pinkley yesterday, for contempt, in creat-

In a disturbance during the examina-

tion of the Kittell-Hall case. Failing to

pay up they were sent to jail, but were re-

leased in the evening.

The Kittell-Hall Bastardy Case10

     The following additional witnesses in

The Kittell-Hall bastardy case have been

examined since 3 o’clock yesterday after

noon, for the defense: Al Coyne, Dave

Ulam, Menas Exner, Harry M. Hall (the

Defendant), Chas. Brown.

     Jacob R. Huber, M. J. Murphy, Jacob

Woltenhaupt, George Sayder and C. B.

Knox, were called for the prosecution,

to prove the bad character generally of

the witnesses for the defense.

     Ike Haley was called by the prosecu-

tion to prove that Frank Thornton wanted

him to “help swear Harry out,” but not

much of his testimony was admitted.

     Wm. Johnson was also called by the

Prosecution and swore that “Hall had a

private disease seven years ago.”

     The court informed counsel that the

case would be decided at 6 o’clock this

evening — whether the evidence was all in

or not. The interest is unabated.

     The Charles Patterson, named in this

paper yesterday, is not the Charles Pat-

terson employed in the Buford’s Plow Works,

but is a man of the same name from

Davenport.

Notes Here and There11

     –Ben Stemple says he was one of the

number who testified that he did not have

criminal connection with Annie Kittell.

Charles Patterson and Frank Arrison

two other witnesses, are from Davenport.

The Kittell-Hall Bastardy Case — The

            Defendant Discharged12

  On Saturday afternoon at four o’clock,

the evidence in this disgusting case was all

in and Wm. H. Atwood, argued the mat-

ter a few minutes on behalf of the plain-

tiff. He was followed by P. O’Mara, and

  1. T. McElherne for the defense, and Mr.

Atwood then closed by another short

speech. Justice Pinkley reserved his de-

cision until 1 o’clock to-day — and at that

hour the court room was crowded. After

a rather lengthy opinion Hall was dis-

charged, the justice being of opinion that

the charge was not sustained by the evi-

dence.

Notes Here and There13

     — Annie Kittell, the unfortunate and dis-

graced girl who recently failed to prove a

charge of bastardy against Harry Hall, has

given birth to her child, which only lived a

few minutes, and she is now lying at her

parents’ residence near Weyerhauser &

Denkman’s saw mill. Her physician does

not think she can recover. This case

should be a warning to all young women.

     Notes Here and There14

     — The report that Annie Kittell was

dead is not true — she is improving rapidly

and Dr. Keller says she will recover. She

appears to be heartily ashamed of her

past life and says she intends to live hon-

orable in future.

And later that year an article about Harry Hall which shows the character of the man accused by Anna Lodisca Kittell.

A Specimen Republican15

                        —

After a Fast Life of Several Years He

   Secures His Wages, Borrows All

       the Money He Can, and “Skips

           Out,” Leaving a Young

                Wife and Numerous

                        Creditors.

                        —

     His name is Harry M. Hall — or, at least,

That is the name he sailed under while

here. He was, until yesterday morning,

yardmaster on the C. B. and Q. road in this

city, and for the past year and a half has

been assistant chief engineer of the fire de-

partment. He was a straight republican,

in fact, the republican candidates would

always secure him to “strike” for them at

the pools, “to catch the railroad boys.” Al-

though he was well known in this city he

flourished for about three years before his

true character became generally known.

This was when he was arrested last spring,

On complaint of Annie Kittell, charged

with bastardy. By bribing witnesses and

spending considerable money he was dis-

charged by a republican justice. After

that he took no pains to conceal his true

colors, and was looked upon by all re-

spectable people with abhorrence, and as a

man devoid of all principle. He was the

acknowledged leader of a gang of rowdies

whose business appeared to be to live a

fast life and swindle all who would trust

them. On the 18th of last September he

was married to a young girl named Mary

McCarty. He commenced house-keeping,

But openly bragged that he intended

Living with her but a few weeks. Lately

He has been saving money, and borrowing

all he could from those who trusted him.

He purchased, on credit, several suits of

clothes in this city – and Davenport. He

spent the nights in saloons, and his wife

stated this forenoon that he had been

drunk every night since they were married.

Among his numerous other crimes it is

also said he is guilty of bigamy — having

married and deserted a woman in Musca-

tine. He received his pay last Saturday,

borrowing $20 from Mr. C. P. Dana, the

station agent, smaller sums from other

parties, and, on Tuesday morning, he

“skipped out,” leaving his young wife,

who is in a delicate condition, without food

or a cent, and only with the clothing she

has when she was married. She is now

at the house of a friend. She says the

last time she saw him — Monday evening —

he had about $250 in his pocket. Ald.

Lundy was “taken in” to the tune of about

$160, and numerous saloon keepers, tailors,

Grocers, milkmen, shoemakers, and others

have been swindled — and they are the

only ones who mourn his sudden depar-

ture. Should he be captured he will be

prosecuted for obtaining money and goods

under false pretenses.

Anna Lodisca Kittell went on to marry W. R. Williams sometime between 1878 and 1880 and they moved to Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota. To date I have not found a marriage record or the presence of Anna Lodisca Kittell Williams and W. R.  Williams in any U. S. Census.

To be continued…

If anyone has further information please feel free to contact me.

Sources:

1. “United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4FT-N8S : 13 December 2017), John Kettle, 1860.

2. “United States Census, 1870,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX6W-K88 : accessed 26 May 2016), John Kittell in household of David Osborn, Indiana, United States; citing p. 6, family 45, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,846.

3. “United States Census, 1880,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXKZ-G2G : accessed 26 May 2016), John Kettell, Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district ED 252, sheet 471A, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0246; FHL microfilm 1,254,246.

4. The Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 03 June 1884. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92053943/1884-06-03/ed-1/seq-4/&gt;

5.  The Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 05 Aug. 1884. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92053943/1884-08-05/ed-1/seq-4/&gt;

6.  The Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 16 July 1886. Chronicling America: Historic American  Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92053944/1886-07-16/ed-1/seq-4/&gt;

7. The daily Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 31 Jan. 1877. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92053942/1877-01-31/ed-1/seq-4/&gt;

8. The daily Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 02 Feb. 1877. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92053942/1877-02-02/ed-1/seq-4/&gt;

9. The daily Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 02 Feb. 1877. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92053942/1877-02-02/ed-1/seq-4/&gt;

10. The daily Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 03 Feb. 1877. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92053942/1877-02-03/ed-1/seq-4/&gt;

11. The daily Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 03 Feb. 1877. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92053942/1877-02-03/ed-1/seq-4/&gt;

12. The daily Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 05 Feb. 1877. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92053942/1877-02-05/ed-1/seq-4/&gt;

13.  The daily Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 26 Feb. 1877. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92053942/1877-02-26/ed-1/seq-4/&gt;

14.  The Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 06 March 1877. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92053943/1877-03-06/ed-1/seq-4/&gt;

15.  The Rock Island Argus. (Rock Island, Ill.), 14 Nov. 1877. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn92053943/1877-11-14/ed-1/seq-4/&gt;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hunting The Ketzeback Line: PART 2b – The Collateral Lines (Continued)

We will return to the children of Christoffer Catchepaw and Jannetjen Proper.

Peter Catchepaw (Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born about 1800 and died , 22 October 1852. Before 1829 he married Mary Proper who was born before 1811.

Peter and Mary were the parents of James Christopher Catchapaw and Azalda Catchepaw.

 

James Christopher Catchapaw (Peter, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born about 1829 in Philipsburg, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada and died Sunday, 10 November 1878 in Highgate, Franklin, Vermont at about 49 years of age. On Saturday, 10 November 1855 in Sheldon, Franklin, Vermont he married Elizabeth S. Barnum who was born Thursday, 09 November 1837 in Franklin, Franklin, Vermont and died Thursday, 17 December 1914 in Monkton, Addison, Vermont at 77 years, 1 month, 8 days of age and is buried in Monkton Ridge Cemetery, Monkton, Addison, Vermont (Find A Grave Memorial No. 35778779). She is the daughter of Herman Barnum and Rachel Amine Olds. [On Monday, 15 January 1883 in Highgate, Franklin, Vermont Elizabeth S. married William Payday who was born in 1827 in West Farnham, , Quebec, Canada and died in 1887 in , , Vermont. He was the son of John Payday and Christian (last name unknown). On Wednesday, 12 April 1893 in Monkton, Addison, Vermont she married Nathan Chase Paige who was born Tuesday, 07 August 1832 and died 03 May 1915 in Monkton, Addison, Vermont at 82 years, 8 months, 27 days of age and is buried in Monkton Ridge Cemetery, Monkton, Addison, Vermont (Find A Grave Memorial No. 35778777) He was the son of Joshua Paige and Alice Newell.]

James Christopher and Elizabeth S. were the parents of seven children, Murla A., Herman Barnam, Rodney, Henry J., George C., Ernest and an unnamed son Catchapaw.

 

Murla A. Catchapaw (James Christopher, Peter, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born Sunday, 21 November 1858 in Franklin, Franklin, Vermont. Nothing more is know about him.

 

Herman Barnam Catchapaw (James Christopher, Peter, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born Tuesday, 10 July 1860 in Franklin, Franklin, Vermont and died Thursday, 09 July 1936 in Northfield, Washington, Vermont at 75 years, 11 months, 29 days of age and was buried in Warren Village Cemetery, Warren, Washington, Vermont (Find A Grave Memorial No. 26484752). On Saturday, 01 October 1887 in Warren, Washington, Vermont he married Lottie Fideli Robinson who was born Saturday, 19 December 1868 in Warren, Washington, Vermont and died Sunday, 15 September 1940 in Northfield, Washington, Vermont at 71 years, 8 months, 27 days of age and is buried in Warren Village Cemetery, Warren, Washington, Vermont (Find A Grave Memorial No. 26484770). She was the daughter of Obed K. Robinson and Lavina Thayer.

Herman Barnam and Lottie Fideli were the parents of two children, Hattie Anne and Rodney Obed Catchepaw.

 

Hattie Anne Catchapaw (Herman Barnam, James Christopher, Peter, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born Thursday, 27 September 1888 in Warren, Washington, Vermont and died Thursday, 25 July 1974 in Putney, Windham, Vermont at 85 years, 9 months, 28 days of age and was buried in Warren Village Cemetery, Warren, Washington, Vermont (Find A Grave Memorial No. 26484862).

On Saturday, 10 December 1904 Hattie Anne became the mother of a son, the father is on the birth record as James Kerson and the last name for the child is recorded as Kerson. There is no further information about either James Kerson or his son, nor any record of a marriage, divorce or death.

On Wednesday, 26 August 1908 in , , Vermont she married Eugene Wilbur Estey who was born Thursday, 01 April 1886 and died in 1938 at 50-51 years of age and is buried in Warren Village Cemetery, Warren, Washington, Vermont (Find A Grave Memorial No. 28580498). He was the son of Aaron Waldo Estey and Mary Elizabeth Jay.

Hattie Anne and Eugene Wilbur were the parents of two children, Jay Barnam and John Estey.

 

Jay Barnam Estey (Hattie Anne, Herman Barnum, James Christopher, Peter, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born Saturday, 30 January 1909 in Warren, Washington, Vermont and died Thursday. 19 October 1989 in Dummerston, Windham, Vermont at 80 years, 8 months, 19 days of age. He married Beatrice R. Speer who was born Friday, 20 December 1907 in Clifton, Passaic, New Jersey and died Friday, 09 May 2003 in Brattleboro, Windham, Vermont at 95 years, 4 months, 19 days of age. She was the daughter of Cleaver Whitley Speer and Miriam Edson.

 

John Estey (Hattie Anne, Herman Barnum, James Christopher, Peter, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born Sunday, 06 November 1910 in , , Connecticut and died in October 1957 in , , New Mexico at 46 years of age.

 

Rodney Obed Catchapaw (Herman Barnum, James Christopher, Peter, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born Wednesday, 21 January 1894 in Warren, Washington, Vermont and died Thursday, 03 August 1939 in Northfield, Washington, Vermont at 45 years, 6 months, 3 days of age and was buried in Warren Village Cemetery, Warren, Washington, Vermont (Find A Grave Memorial No. 26484790). On Wednesday, 30 September 1914 in Warren, Washington, Vermont he married Lola Floy Thayer who was born Sunday, 27 November 1892 in Warren, Washington, Vermont and died Wednesday, 11 May 1983 in Windsor, Windsor, Vermont at 90 years, 5 months, 14 days of age and was buried in Warren Village Cemetery, Warren, Washington, Vermont (Find A Grave Memorial No. 26484812). She was the daughter of Willard P. Thayer and Nellie M. Miller. [After the death of Rodney Obed, on Saturday, 12 September 1942 in Northfield, Washington, Vermont she married George Arthur Cowen who was born Wednesday, 19 April 1882 and died Sunday, 16 June 1968 in Northfield, Washington, Vermont at 86 years, 1 month, 28 days of age and buried in West Hartford Cemetery, West Hartford, Windsor, Vermont (Find A Grave Memorial No. 74685581).]

Rodney Obed and Lola Floy were the parents of two children, Ray K. and Leah Gwendolyn Catchapaw.

 

Ray K. Catchapaw (Rodney Obed, Herman Barnam, James Christopher, Peter, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born Saturday, 10 December 1904 in , , Vermont and died Monday, 17 December 1973 in Portland, Middlesex, Connecticut at 69 years, 0 months, 7 days of age. In about 1928 in , , Connecticut he married Norma L. Burpee who was born Tuesday, 21 August 1906 in , , Connecticut and died in September 1984 in Portland, Middlesex, Connecticut at 78 years of age. She was the daughter of Louis H. Burpee and Addie or Abby R. (last name unknown).

Ray K. and Norma L. were the parents of one child, Barbara M. Catchapaw.

 

Barbara M. Catchapaw (Ray K., Rodney Obed, Herman Barnam, James Christopher, Peter, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born Sunday, 29 July 1928 in , , Connecticut and died Saturday, 12 September 1998 in Portland, Middlesex, Connecticut at 70 years, 1 month, 14 days of age. On Saturday, 05 August 1961 in Portland, Middlesex, Connecticut she married George C. Overstrom who was born Thursday, 26 May 1927 in , , Connecticut and died Sunday, 13 September 1998 in Portland, Middlesex, Connecticut at 71 years, 3 months, 18 days of age.

 

Leah Gwendolyn Catchapaw (Rodney Obed, Herman Barnam, James Christopher, Peter, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born Wednesday, 17 March 1915 in Warren, Washington, Vermont and died Saturday, 01 March 2003 in Springfield, Windsor, Vermont at 87 years, 11 months, 12 days of age and is buried in Cutler Cemetery, East Montpelier, Washington, Vermont (Find A Grave Memorial No. 80699096). On Monday, 27 November 1933 in Northfield, Washington, Vermont she married George William Lazaris who was born Saturday, 05 August 1911 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts and died Wednesday, 07 August 1974 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts at 63 years, 0 months, 2 days of age and was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts (Find A Grave Memorial No. 81928480). He was the son of William Lazaris and Helen Magdelina Basileous. The marriage ended in divorce before 1941. On Saturday, 02 May 1942 in Northfield, Washington, Vermont she married Robert Wayne Jacobs who was born Friday, 04 January 1901 and died Sunday, 20 February 1983 in Springfield, Windsor, Vermont at 82 years, 1 month, 16 days of age and is buried in Cutler Cemetery, East Montpelier, Washington, Vermont (Find A Grave Memorial No. 80699095). He was the son of Elmer E. Jacobs and Effie M. Burnham.

 

Rodney Catchapaw (James Christopher, Peter, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born Sunday, 17 April 1864 in Franklin, Franklin, Vermont and died Wednesday, 05 June 1878 in Highgate, Franklin, Vermont at 14 years, 1 month, 19 days of age of diphtheria.

 

Henry J. Catchapaw (James Christopher, Peter, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born Tuesday, 29 January 1867 in Franklin, Franklin, Vermont and died Saturday, 13 April 1867 in Franklin, Franklin, Vermont at 2 months, 15 days of age.

 

To be continued….

Hunting the Ketzeback Line: Part 2a – The Collateral Lines

Christoffer Catchepaw (Henrich, Christoph) was born in 1760 in Claverack, Columbia, New York, christened Tuesday, 11 November 1760 in Albany, Albany, New York and died Thursday, 22 June 1843 in St. Armand, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada at 83 years, 5 months, 21 days of age. In about 1791 he married Jannetjen Proper who was born before Wednesday, 17 April 1771 in Claverack, Columbia, New York and died Wednesday, 21 December 1842 in , , , at about 71 years of age. She was the daughter of Hendrick Proper and Altje Esselstein. Christoffer and Jannetjen were the parents of at least seven children, Henry, Eva, Peter, John, Abraham, an unnamed daughter, and Isaac Catchepaw.

 

Henry Catchepaw (Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born in 1795 in St. Armand, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada and died in June 1876 in , , , Canada at 80-82 years of age. On Thursday, 06 July 1843 in Highgate, Franklin, Vermont he married Susan Griswold or Grazel who was born about 1819 in the United States of America.

Henry and Susan were the parents of at lest nine children, Anna M., Catherine, Susan Adaline or Adeline, Mary A., Eve E., Marg, Hiram, Daniel and Louis H. Catchepaw.

 

Anna M. Catchepaw (Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born in 1847 in St. Armand, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada. She married James Mason.

 

Catherine Catchepaw (Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born in 1848 in St. Armand, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada.

 

Susan Adaline or Adeline Catchepaw (Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born about 1849-1850 in St. Armand, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada. On Wednesday, 13 October 1869 in Swanton, Franklin, Vermont (which is evidently where the marriage was recorded), she married John Creller who was born about 1833/1835 in Bedford, Monteregine, Quebec, Canada.

Susan Adaline or Adeline and John were the parents of Charles Creller.

 

Charles Creller (Susan Adaline or Adeline, Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born in 1869 in , , Quebec, Canada.

 

Mary A. Catchepaw (Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born in 1850 in St. Armand, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada.

 

Eve E. Catchepaw (Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born in 1852 in St. Armand, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada.

 

Marg Catchepaw (Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born about 1853/1854 in St. Armand, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada.

 

Hiram Catchapaugh (Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born in 1855 in St. Armand, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada. In about 1887/1888 he married Mary Ferguson who was born about 1868 in , , Ontario, Canada.

Hiram and Mary were the parents of Ernest Leigh, Clifford Eldon Catchepaugh and Glenna Pearl Catchepaw.

 

Ernest Leigh Catchepaugh (Hiram, Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born Thursday, 23 October 1880 in St. Armand, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada. On Wednesday, 04 August 1915 in Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts he married Gladys M. Reed who was born Monday, 28 March 1892 in , , Massachusetts and died Sunday, 23 November 1980 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts at 88 years, 7 months, 26 days of age. She was the daughter of Orlando C. Reed and Sadie E. Sperry.

Ernest Leigh and Gladys M. were the parents of Leigh Eldon and Donald R. Catchepaugh.

 

Leigh Eldon Catchepaugh (Ernest Leigh, Hiram, Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born Tuesday, 24 October 1916 in Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts and died Thursday, 14 April 1994 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts at 77 years, 5 months, 21 days of age. He married Doris M. Rouillard who was born Friday, 14 February 1919 in West Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts and died Saturday, 12 November 2005 in Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts at 86 years, 8 months, 29 days of age and is buried in Agawam Center Cemetery, Agawam, Hampden, Massachusetts (Find A Grave Memorial No. 62666005). She was the daughter of Herman Granville Rouillard and Edith May Grundy.

 

Donald R. Catchepaugh (Ernest Leigh, Hiram, Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born Thursday, 16 December 1926 in , , Massachusetts and died Thursday, 21 December 1989 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts at 63 years, 0 months, 5 days of age. He married Virginia R. (last name unknown) who was born Thursday, 28 August 1930 in , , Massachusetts and died Tuesday, 08 October 2013 in , , Massachusetts at 83 years, 1 months, 10 days of age.

 

Clifford Eldon Catchepaugh (Hiram, Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph)was born Thursday, 10 April 1890 in St. Armand, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada. On Tuesday, 19 June 1917 in Barre, Washington, Vermont he married Flora Elizabeth Mitchell who was born in 1892 in , , , Canada and died Friday, 04 October 1918 in Greenfield, Worcester, Massachusetts at 25-26 years of age, probably of the Spanish influenza. Clifford Eldon married again after 1919 but there is no information on his second spouse.

 

Glenna Pearl Catchapaw (Hiram, Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph)was born about 1893 in Pigeon Hill, St. Armand, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada and died before 1931 in , , Vermont. On Tuesday, 06 June 1916 in Franklin, Franklin, Vermont she married Gordon Joseph Messier who was born Sunday, 18 June 1893 in Franklin, Franklin, Vermont and died Sunday, 14 April 1963 in St. Albana, Franklin, Vermont at 69 years, 9 months, 27 days of age and is buried St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Sheldon Springs, Franklin, Vermont (Find A Grave Memorial No. 17112854). [On Monday, 22 June 1931 he married Freda Iola Clapper who was born in 1913 in Sheldon, Franklin, Vermont, she was the daughter of Edward Clapper and Marcia Sweet. Gordon Joseph and Freda Iola were the parents of four children, a child of unknown birth date or gender, Eunice Pearl Messier, born Tuesday, 11 July 1933 in Franklin, Franklin, Vermont, Joseph Gordon Messier, born Wednesday, 22 May 1935 in Franklin, Franklin, Vermont and Janet Marie Messier who was born Friday, 30 April 1937 in Franklin, Franklin, Vermont.]

 

Daniel Catchepaw (Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born about 1858/1866 in St. Armand, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada. On Monday, 05 June 1893 he married Elizabeth M. Sartwell who was born Saturday, 03 August 1872 in Bedford, Monteregine, Quebec, Canada. She was the daughter of Joseph Sartwell and Mary Rowena Mortis.

Daniel and Elizabeth M. were the parents of 6 children, 4 daughters, 2 sons, no names are known.

 

Louis H. Catchepaw (Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born in 1860 in St. Armand, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada and died in , , , Canada. He married Annie Myra Buzzle or Buzzell.

Louis H. and Annie Myra were the parents of 8 children, Lettie Louise, Jetta Jewel, Lester Louis, Percy Philip, Beryl Hildred, Olive Berhel, Nelson Rupert Jerome, and Adrian or Adrien J. Catchepaw.

 

Lettie Louise Catchepaw (Louis H., Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph)was born in 1892 in , , , Canada.

 

Jetta Jewel Catchepaw (Louis H., Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born in 1893 in , , , Canada.

 

Lester Louis Catchepaw (Louis H., Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born in 1895 in , , , Canada.

 

Percy Philip Catchepaw (Louis H., Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born in 1897 in , , , Canada and died in , , Quebec, Canada. He married Gertrude Frances Ann Whittier.

 

Beryl Hildred Catchepaw (Louis H., Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born in 1905 in , , , Canada and died in , , British Columbia, Canada. She married Peter Joyce.

 

Olive Berhel Catchepaw (Louis H., Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born in 1905 in , , , Canada.

 

Nelson Rupert Jerome Catchepaw (Louis H., Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born in 1911 in , , , Canada and died in , , , Canada.

 

Adrian or Adrien J. Catchepaw (Louis H., Henry, Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born 1912 in , , , Canada and died in , , , Canada.

 

Eva Catchepaw (Christoffer, Henrich, Christoph) was born Wednesday, 10 May 1797 in Dunham, Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada and died Wednesday, 10 August 1864 in Dunham, Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada at 67 years, 3 months, 0 days of age. On Tuesday, 06 September 1842 in St. Armand, Brome-Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada she married Aaron Bates who was born Thursday, 17 April 1794 in the United States of America and died Tuesday, 02 June 1863 in Dunham, Missisquoi, Quebec, Canada at 69 years, 1 month, 16 days of age.

[Note: The spelling of Catchapaw, Catchepaw, Catchapaugh, Catchepaugh are quite interchangable and I have used them as found on the various records.]

To be continued. . .

Hunting the Ketzeback Line: Part 1 – The Direct Line

Christoph Ketzeback (Katzbach, Catchepaw, Catchepaugh, etc.) was born about 1700, probably in Germany, no information about death or burial. Sometime between 1725 and 1727 he married Alida (last name unknown) who was born about 1702 probably in Germany, no information about death or burial. Christoph and Alida were the parents of Henrich and perhaps other children about whom no information has been found to date. [There is no solid evidence for these people, only various on-line family trees, which while helpful and definitely clues they are included for that reason.]

Henrich Ketzeback (Katzbach, Catchepaw, Catchepaugh, etc.) was born about 1737 in Germany and died in November 1815 in Sorel, Montérégie, Quebec, Canada. He was a Palatine German, came to America at the behest of the English and moved to Canada, with his family, as a Loyalist at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. On Friday, 12 October 1759 in Kinderhook, Columbia, New York, he married Eva DeFoe (Defoe, DeVoe, Devoe) who was born 14 April 1740 in Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York. She was the daughter of Abraham DeFoe and Anna Maria Catharina Reiffenberger. Henrich and Eva were the parents of at least seven children, Christoffer Catchepaw, Abraham Ketzeback, Marie Catharina Ketzeback, Aletteke Ketzeback, Johannes Ketzeback, unnamed daughter Ketzeback and Heinrick Ketzeback.

Johannes Ketzeback (Katzbach, Catchepaw, Catchepaugh, etc.) was born Tuesday, 30 April 1771 in , , New York and died Saturday, 14 May 1853 in Bromont, Shefford, Quebec, Canada at 82 years, 0 months, 14 days of age. In about 1798 in , , , Canada he married Rachel Griggs who was born after 1770 and died in , , Quebec, Canada. Johannes and Rachel were the parents of at least one child, Henry Ketzeback and maybe Abraham Ketzeback. In about 1802 he married Elizabeth Hammond who was born after 1774 in , , Massachusetts. Johannes and Elizabeth were the parents of three or four children, maybe Abraham Ketzeback, Benjamin Ketzeback, William Ketzeback and James Ketzeback.

Henry Ketzeback was born Saturday, 18 April 1801 in Shefford, Shefford, Quebec, Canada and died Tuesday, 20 September 1881 in Alton, Waseca, Minnesota at 80 years 5 months, 2 days of age and was buried in Alma City Cemetery, Janesville, Waseca, Minnesota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 31280730). In about 1828 he married Mary Burnham who was born Saturday, 04 October 1806 in Shefford, Shefford, Quebec, Canada and died Thursday, 11 September 1862 in Janesville, Waseca, Minnesota at 55 years, 11 months, 7 days of age and was buried in Alma City Cemetery, Janesville, Waseca, Minnesota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 31280747). She was the daughter of John Burnham and Martha (last name unknown). Henry and Mary were the parents of at least three children, George M. Ketzeback, John Franklin Ketzeback and William Henry Ketzeback.

John Franklin Ketzeback was born Sunday, 18 August 1833 in Shefford, Shefford, Quebec, Canada and died Monday, 09 March 1914 in Janesville, Waseca, Minnesota at 80 years, 6 months, 19 days of age and was buried in Janesville Cemetery, Janesville, Waseca, Minnesota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 117807481). On Monday, 26 September 1864 in Granby, Montérégie, Quebec, Canada he married Margaret Comb Griggs who was born Monday, 27 July 1846 in Shefford, Shefford, Quebec, Canada and died Wednesday, 19 February 1930 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois at 83 years, 6 months, 23 days of age. She was the dauther of Abram Griggs and Maggie (last name unknown). John Franklin and Margaret Comb were the parents of seven children, Emily C. Ketzeback, Henry Delbert Ketzeback, John F. Ketzeback, William Alfred Ketzeback, Sorman A. Kezeback, Margaret Mae Ketzeback and Edward Bert Ketzeback.

Margaret Mae Ketzeback was born Friday, 11 January 1889 in , , Minnesota and died in January 1978 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois at 88-89 years of age. On Saturday, 10 April 1909 she married John Henry Carl Ernst who was born Wednesday, 12 August 1891 in Clarion, Wright, Iowa to Charles Ernst and Jennie Carl. The marriage ended in divorce about 1911-1912. Margaret Mae and John Henry Carl were the parents of Margaret Pearl Ernst who was born Tuesday, 08 August 1911 in Boone, Boone, Iowa and died in January 1978 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. See above post Hunting the Ernst Line: Part 1 – The Direct Line.

On Thursday, 31 May 1917 probably in Chicago, Cook, Illinois she married Roy LeSourd Bennage, he was born Monday, 15 May 1882 in Marionville, Lawrence, Missouri and died Wednesday, 01 September 1965 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois at 83 years, 3 months, 17 days of age, the marriage was without issue.) He was the son of Franklin Pierce Bennage and Viola Belle Slade. Hewas from an interesting line, however I will not be posting on this line. He was Margaret Pearl’s step-father, as far as I have been able to find he did not adopt her, even though she is listed with his surname in the 1920 U.S. Census.

 

The number of Ketzeback descendants is huge, with the variants in spelling have made following some of them challenging. The collateral lines are actively being researched, and any information about any of the Ketzeback lines would be welcome.

More about the German Palatines here and here.

Hunting the Ernst Line: Part 7 – The Collateral Lines

Lewis Ernst (1821-1874) [See above post Hunting the Ernst Line: Part 1 – The Direct Line] had at least one brother as stated in the obituary for Benjamin Fridley.
Mrs. Fridley’s brothers, John and Phillip Earnst, and sister, Mrs. Ed. Meinser, from Sioux City, Iowa, and her uncle and aunt, Jacob Earnst and wife, from O’Neill, Neb., attended the funeral, which was held at Mt. Vernon…” – from Find A Grave (Memorial No. 67718821).
Jacob A. Ernst was born in 1826 in Baden, , , Germany and died after Tuesday, 23 June 1908 in O’Neill, Holt, Nebraska. In about 1854/1855 he married Mary E. or Mary Elizabeth/Elizabeth Kleahner who was born about 1828 in , , , Germany. Jacob A. and Mary E. were the parents of at least three children. Lewis Henry, George Adam and William M. Ernst.

Lewis Henry Ernst was born Monday, 18 June 1860 in Kenhuch, , Iowa (a place I have not been able to locate) and died Saturday, 11 August 1923 in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois at 63 years, 1 month, 24 days of age and was buried in Park Lawn Cemetery, Danvers, McLean, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 14078422). In about 1894 probably in , , Illinois he married Elizabeth Dehner who was born Wednesday, 20 September 1865 in Danvers, McLean, Illinois and died Monday, 13 June 1932 in Wapalla, DeWitt, Illinois at 66 years, 8 months, 24 days of age and was buried in Park Lawn Cemetery, Danvers, McLean, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 14078428). She was the daughter of Daniel Dehner and Katherine Schuster. Lewis Henry and Elizabeth were the parents of at least two children, Louis Daniel and Mary Catherine Ernst.
Louis Daniel Ernst was born Sunday, 07 July 1895 in , , Illinois or in Seward, , Nebraska (as stated on his World War I Draft Registration) and died Monday, 09 January 1967 in Danvers, McLean, Illinois at 71 years, 6 months, 2 days of age and was buried Park Lawn Cemetery, Danvers, McLean, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 14122606). He was a veteran of World War I. He is described on his World War I Draft Registration as of medium height, slender build, gray eyes, and light hair and was an automobile mechanic. On Wednesday, 11 June 1924 in , , he married Hannah Marie Alwes who was born Monday, 31 December 1894 in , Jackson, Indiana and died in 1958 in Danvers, McLean, Illinois at 63 years of age and was buried Park Lawn Cemetery, Danvers, McLean, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 14122626). She was the daughter of Herman Alwes and Minnie Flottman. There is no information about Louis Daniel and Hannah Marie having issue to date.
Mary Catherine Ernst was born Saturday, 18 June 1898 in , McLean, Illinois and died Sunday, 07 January 1996 in Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois at 97 years, 6 months, 20 days of age and was buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 97234793). In about 1919 in , , Illinois she married Charles A. Reum who was born in 1892 in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois and died Monday, 19 March 1956 in Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois at 63-64 years of age and was buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, DeWitt, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 81908711). He was the son of Casper Friedrich Reum and Anna Louise Schleicher. Mary Catherine and Charles A. were the parents of three children, Lyle H. Reum and two sisters, possibly still living.

Lyle H. Reum was born Friday, 05 November 1920 in , , Illinois and died Saturday, 02 May 1998 in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois at 77 years, 5 months, 27 days of age and was buried East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 27235335). After 1942 he married Beatrice V. (last name unknown) who was born Thursday, 06 September 1917 in , , Illinois and died Friday, 23 June 2006 in , Ford, Illinois at 88 years, 9 months, 17 days of age and was buried East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 27235364). There is no information about Lyle H. and Beatrice V. having issue to date.

George Adam Ernst was born Wednesday, 10 December 1862 in , Butler, Ohio and died Wednesday, 17 December 1941 in Kimball, Kimball, Nebraska at 79 years, 0 months, 7 days of age and was buried in Kimball Cemetery, Kimball, Kimball, Nebraska (Find A Grave Memorial No. 107347047). In 1888 in , , Nebraska he married Anna Magdalene (last name unknown) who was born Saturday, 06 October 1866 in , , Illinois and died Monday, 09 July 1951 in Kimball, Kimball, Nebraska at 84 years, 9 months, 3 days of age and was buried in Kimball Cemetery, Kimball, Kimball, Nebraska (Find A Grave Memorial No. 107346676). George Adam and Anna Magdalene were the parents of four children, Ezra Jacob, Esther V., Mary E. and Ruth E. Ernst.
Ezra Jacob Ernst was born Tuesday, 25 April 1893 in , , Nebraska and died Wednesday, 17 December 1941 in Kimball, Kimball, Nebraska at 48 years, 7 months, 22 days of age and was buried in Kimball Cemetery, Kimball, Kimball, Nebraska (Find A Grave Memorial No. 107346926). In about 1924 in , , Nebraska he married Emma (last name unknown) who was born Thursday, 25 April 1895 in , , Nebraska and died Thursday, 02 February 1978 at 82 years, 9 months, 8 days of age and was buried in Kimball Cemetery, Kimball, Kimball, Nebraska (Find A Grave Memorial No. 107346805). Ezra Jacob and Emma were the parents of two children possibly still living.

Esther V. Ernst was born in 1895 in , , Nebraska.
Mary E. Ernst was born in 1898 in , , Nebraska.
Ruth E. Ernst was born in 1905 in , , Nebraska.

William M. Ernst was born Saturday, 30 January 1864 in , Butler, Ohio and died Thursday, 13 April 1939 in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois at 75 years, 2 months, 14 days of age and was buried in Mackinaw Township Cemetery, Mackinaw, Tazewell, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 77270500). He was a grain elevator manager. In about 1891 in , , Illinois he married Anna Steiner who was born in 1870 in , , Illinois and died in 1963 in , , Illinois at 92-94 years of age and was buried in Mackinaw Township Cemetery, Mackinaw, Tazewell, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 77270528). She was the daughter of Jacob Steiner and Marguerite or Margaret Sass. William M. and Anna were the parents of possibly two children, Frieda M. and Mary Leda Ernst.
Frieda M. Ernst was born Tuesday, 14 June 1892 in Danvers, McLean, Illinois and died Monday, 24 May 1948 in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois at 55 years, 11 months, 10 days of age and was buried in Mackinaw Township Cemetery, Mackinaw, Tazewell, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 77272069). On 10 January 1912 she married William Samuel Amsbary who was born Saturday, 10 May 1890 and died in 1960 at 69-70 years of age and was buried Mackinaw Township Cemetery, Mackinaw, Tazewell, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 15654714). He was the son of Calvin Bascom Amsbary and Anna H. Bolling Williamson. Frieda M. and William Samuel were the parents of a daughter, Alice Lucille Amsbary.
Alice Lucille Amsbary was born Wednesday, 03 November 1915 in Congerville, Woodford, Illinois and died Sunday, 16 April 2000 in Capitola, Santa Cruz, California at 84 years, 5 months, 13 days of age and was buried in Imhoff Cemetery, Carlock, McLean, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. 36461181). In about 1938 she married Shelby Edward Dosher who was born Wednesday, 30 October 1912 in , , Illinois and died Thursday, 10 July 1975 in , , Illinois at 62 years, 8 months, 10 days of age and was buried in Imhoff Cemetery, Carlock, McLean, Illinois (Find A Grave Memorial No. ). He was the son of Edward W. Dosher and Mary Michels. He was a truck driver. Alice Lucille and Shelby Edward were the parents of at least three children, two who died in infancy and one of whom is possibly still living.

There are several other Ernsts that I have found in Illinois, Ohio and Iowa. I suspect they are related but have not been able to connect them as yet. If anyone does have information about any of these people, it would be appreciated if you’d let me know.

Hunting the Ernst Line: Part 6 – The Collateral Lines

Emma M. Ernst was born in 1865 in , , Iowa and died in 1912 in Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota at 46-47 years of age and is buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 67711958). In about 1886 in , Plymouth, Iowa she married Benjamin Fridley who was born Saturday, 31 March 1860 in , Will, Illinois and died Tuesday, 23 June 1908 in Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota at 48 years, 2 months, 22 days of age and buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 67718821). He was a victim of a lightning strike while trying to disconnect the eave spouts from the cistern. Emma M. and Benjamin were the parents of five children.

A daughter, name unknown, birth and death dates unknown, probably died in infancy.

Gilbert Henry Fridley was born Friday, 12 August 1887 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa and died in 1969 in Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota at 80-81 years of age and buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 67780113) [Also found as Cilbert an Silbert.]. In about 1911 in , , South Dakota he married Glow Bierce who was born in 1895 in Pukwana, Brule, South Dakota, the marriage ended in divorce after 1935. She was the daughter of Franklin Mile Bierce and Mary E. (last name unknown). Gilbert Henry and Glow were the parents of two children, one presumed still living.

Fern Lucile Fridley was born Saturday, 18 December 1915 in Plankington, Aurora, South Dakota and died Saturday, 12 April 2008 probably in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho at 92 years, 3 months, 25 days of age and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho (Find A Grave Memorial No. 43136786). On Saturday, 11 March 1939 in Glasgow, Valley, Montana she married Maurice A. Weber who was born Sunday, 18 January 1914 in Glasgow, Valley, Montana and died Monday, 25 March 2002 probably in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho at 88 years, 2 months, 7 days of age and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho (Find A Grave Memorial No. 43136788). Fern Lucile and Maurice A. were the parents of one child, still living who married and had issue, the spouse and one child are deceased.

Gilbert Henry married for a second time about 1941 in , Davison, South Dakota to Sadie Bosma who was born Saturday, 19 February 1889 in Uxbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts and died Friday, 11 April 1997 probably in Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota at 87 years, 1 month, 23 days of age and was buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 100896847). She was the daughter of Harmen Geert Bosma and Pietje Ynzes Poelstra. She was previously married to Ernest James Fortier and had two children. Gilbert Henry and Sadie were the parent of two infant girls neither of whom lived beyond 1 year of age, or who may have been only days old or less. Both are buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 101899586 and 101899560).

Rev. Bert Darwin Fridley was born Sunday, 24 February 1889 in Sumner, Fayette, Iowa and died Tuesday, 06 April 1971 at 82 years, 1 month, 13 days of age and was buried Sunset Memorial Gardens, Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana (Find A Grave Memorial No. 33448215). He was a minister of the gospel. On Thursday, 14 August 1913 at the Williamson home in , Aurora, South Dakota he married Stella Williamson who was born Sunday, 28 February 1892 in Aurora County, Dakota Territory and died Wednesday, 16 December 1987 in Renton, King, Washington at 95 years, 9 months, 18 days of age and was buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana (Find A Grave Memorial No. 33448164). Bert Darwin and Stella were the parents of two children.

Ruth Etta Fridley was born Monday, 30 April 1917 in , , Montana and died Wednesday, 05 November 2008 in Auburn, King, Washington at 91 years, 6 months, 6 days of age. On Sunday, 09 April 1939 in Simms, Cascade, Montana she married Forrest K. Maxwell who was born Sunday, 25 June 1911 in , Jackson, Missouri and died Saturday, 13 January 1968 in Kent, King, Montana at 56 years, 6 months, 19 days of age. Ruth Etta and Forrest K. were the parents of five children.

Violet Mae Fridley was born Sunday, 22 June 1919 in , , Montana and died Wednesday, 21 February 1979 in , , Montana at 59 years, 7 months, 30 days of age. On Saturday, 14 October 1939 in , , Montana she married Chris George Meier who was born Monday, 02 August 1915 in , , North Dakota and died Sunday, 04 February 1973 in , , Montana at 57 years, 6 months, 2 days of age. Violet Mae and Chris George were the parents of two children.

Ellen May Ruth Fridley was born Friday, 24 August 1894 in Lincoln, Plymouth, Iowa and died in 1905 in Palatine Township, Davison, South Dakota at 10-11 years of age and was buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Davison, South Dakota (Find A Grave Memorial No. 67718808).

Hazel Grace or Grace Hazel Fridley was born Saturday, 06 October 1900 in Lincoln, Plymouth, Iowa and died Sunday, 02 July 1963 in Missoula, Missoula, Montana at 62 years, 7 months, 27 days of age. On Thursday, 18 July 1918 in Plentywood, Sheridan, Montana she married Edward or Eddis Julius Kjelstrup who was born Sunday, 28 June 1896 in , , Montana and died Wednesday, 01 January 1969 in , Valley, Montana at 72 years, 6 months of age. He was the son of Rosenius Kjelstrup and Martha Edison. Hazel Grace and Edward Julius were the parents of four children. The children all married and had issue.

 

Leo Henry Ernst was born in 1868 in , , Iowa and died in July 1893 in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa at 24-25 years of age and is buried in Floyd Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa (Find A Grave Memorial No. 117647427). He never married or had issue.

 

Mary Ernst was born in 1874 in Barclay, Black Hawk, Iowa and died Monday, 03 July 1882 in Barclay, Black Hawk, Iowa at 7-8 years of age and is buried in New Barclay Cemetery, Barclay, Black Hawk, Iowa (Find A Grave Memorial No. 54132968).