26 May 2015

52 Ancestors Week 20- Sarah Carpenter

My 2nd great-grandmother was Sarah Lufama Carpenter. She was born September 30, 1868 in Beaver Township, Noble County, Ohio to Isaac Carpenter and Sarah A Brown. She was the youngest of 7 children. In her early life she lived in Noble County.
On 26 Feb 1895 she married Joseph Francis Carpenter in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Temperenceville, Ohio. They moved back and forth between Noble and Belmont counties several times in their life. Together they had 11 children.
In 1920 she was widowed, leaving her with 5 children still at home. As she got older, she lived for a time with her children.
On February 15, 1958, at 89 years old, Sarah died in the Barnesville Hospital. According to her death certificate she died of senility. She was survived by 9 of her children, and they buried her in the Somerton Cemetery in Somerton, Ohio.

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Parents:
Isaac Carpenter (1826-1905)
Sarah A "Sally" Brown (1835-1907)

Siblings:
 Mary Jane Carpenter (1854-?)
John Francis Carpenter (1855-1894)
William Silas Carpenter (1857-1921)
Nancy Samantha Carpenter (1860-1917)
Isaac Vincent Carpenter (1862-1951)
Lavina J Carpenter (1865-?)

Spouse:
Joseph Francis Turner (1876-1920)

Children:
Marion Elderee Turner (1894 – 1970)
Julia Ann Catherine Turner (1895 – 1988)
Mary Anne Turner (1897 – 1988)
Raymond Earl Turner (1898 – 1979)
Della Pearl Turner (1899 – 1982)
Robert Lester Turner (1900 – 1977)
Carl Francis Turner (1903 – 1985)
John B Turner (1905 – 1952)
William Arthur Turner (1906 – 1980)
Elmer Otto Turner (1908 – 1947)
George W. Turner (1909 – 1985)

14 May 2015

52 Ancestors Week 19 - Edward Edwards

My great-great-grandfather has long been a brick wall for me. Until recently that is. Thanks to various genealogy websites (Ancestry.com being the most helpful for this) I believe I have broken through the wall, and moved up the family tree a little further.

The basic information I knew was that Edward Edwards was born in either England or Wales in Nov 1848 (according to the 1900 census), married Mary Ann Gregory in England, immigrated to the US in 1875, had 6 sons and died in Colorado in 1923.

Here is the story I have recently pieced together from various censuses, ordering birth and marriage records from England, and other detective work.



Edward Edwards was born in the Hetton Le Hole area of Durham County England, Nov 12 1848. His parents had recently moved there from Wales for the coal mining. His parents were Thomas Edwards and Elizabeth Crofts. He had 5 brothers and 3 sisters. The oldest 5 children were born in Wales, then the family moved to Durham county between 1845 and 1847. There they had their other 4 children.

On Nov 6, 1869 Edward married Mary Ann Gregory in Monk Hesledon, Durham, England. In May of 1875 they immigrated to the United States on the ship Adriatic. They had 3 boys while living in Pennsylvania, then 1 boy while in Iowa, and 2 more in Nebraska. In the 1880 census, in Pennsylvania, he was working as a coal miner, in the 1900 census he was a farmer in Nebraska. Also in the 1900 census they had 13 children, but only 5 were still living. We only know the names of 6 of these children.

By 1909 Edward and Mary Ann were living in Colorado with 4 of their boys, and in 1910 and 1920 censuses he is listed as having a fruit farm in Paonia Colorado.

He died Dec 18, 1923 in Paonia, and was buried in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Colorado. He was 75 years old.

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Parents:
Thomas Edwards  (1817 – ?)
Elizabeth Crofts (1815 – ?)

Siblings:
John Edwards (1836 – ?)
Thomas Edwards (1838 – ?)
Joseph Edwards (1840 – ?)
Sarah Edwards (1842 – ?)
Ann Edwards (1845 – ?)
Margaret Edwards (1847 – ?)
William Edwards (1850 – ?)
Peter Edwards (1853 – ?)


Spouse:
Mary Ann Gregory (1852 – 1926)

Children:
John Edwards (1877 – 1953)
Eddie Edwards (1879 – bef 1900)
William Edwards (1882 – 1909)
Henry Edwards (1887 – 1912)
Thomas Edwards (1888 – 1931)
Robert Edwards (1894 – 1961)

08 May 2015

52 Ancestors Week 18 - Frances Hermans

Actually, her birth name was Maria Francisca Heiremans, but it was simplified/changed upon immigrating to America.
Frances was born June 11, 1858 in Langdorp, Belgium. Her parents were Josephus Heiremans and Maria Josepha Pairoux. In 1880, she gave birth to a son, Joseph, in Antwerp. At his birth he wasn't listed as having a father, but soon after Cyrille DeValkeneer was amended onto the birth record as the father. Cyrille and Frances were married in Antwerp on September 8, 1881. They had 10 more children while living in various parts of Belgium. They lived in Antwerp until sometime between 1895 and 1897, at which time they moved to Charleroi and it's suburbs.


In 1912 they immigrated to America, moving to Washington County, Pennsylvania. Their 2 older living daughters had married, and one stayed behind permanently with her husbands family, while the other brought her husband and children to join the DeValkeneers in America within 2 years.
Frances DeValkeneer died in her home at Raccoon, PA September 30, 1934 following a protracted illness. She was survived by her husband, 6 sons, and 3 daughters.

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Parents:
Josephus Heiremans (1827 – ?)
Maria Josepha Pairoux (1829 – ?)

Siblings:
Nicolaus Josephus Pairoux (1853 – ?)
Wirina Heiremans (1860 – ?)
Maria Cheresia Heiremans (1864 – ?)
Francois Heiremans (1870 – ?)

Spouse:
Cyrille DeValkeneer (1856 – 1941)

Children:
Joseph DeValkeneer (1880 – 1966)
Maria Josepha DeValkeneer (1882 – ?)
Louis Andre' DeValkeneer (1883 – 1971)
Cecilia Marie DeValkeneer (1886 – 1971)
Maria Celestina DeValkeneer (1887 – ?)
Marie (Ludovica) Louise DeValkeneer (1890 – 1974)
Victor DeValkeneer (1892 – 1975)
Camille Peter DeValkeneer (1895 – 1962)
Vital DeValkeneer (1897 – 1965)
Jeanne Helene DeValkeneer (1899 – 1900)
Alfred Joseph DeValkeneer (1902 – 1979 )

01 May 2015

52 Ancestors Week 17 - Joseph Turner

My 2nd great grandfather was Joseph Francis Turner. He was born  on September 15, 1876 in Temperanceville, Ohio. He was the 2nd child of John Francis Turner and Catherine Louise Butler (who had 10 kids in all).
When he was 18 years old, on February 26 1895, Joseph married Sarah Carpenter in St Mary's Catholic Church of Temperanceville. They lived for a short time in Beaver Township of Noble County Ohio, but spent the majority of his life in Belmont County. Together Joseph and Sarah had 11 children, all of whom survived to adulthood.
 

On April 26, 1920, at just 43 years old Joseph died of heart problems. he was buried in the Somerton Cemetery, Somerton, Ohio.

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Parents:
John Francis Turner (1853 – 1912)
Catherine Louise Butler (1857 – 1939)

Siblings:
Henry Sylvester Turner (1874 – 1929)
Elanor Turner (1880 – 1894)
Anna Turner (1882 – 1930)
Clara Turner (1885 – 1942)
Lawrence A Turner (1889 – 1966)
George G. Turner (1892 – 1936)
Estella Marie Turner (1894 – 1935)
Grace Elizabeth Turner (1896 – 1923)
Fredrick Francis Turner (1898 – 1952)

Spouse:
Sarah L Carpenter (1868 – 1958)

Children:
Marion Elderee Turner (1894 – 1970)
Julia Ann Catherine Turner (1895 – 1988)
Mary Anne Turner (1897 – 1988)
Raymond Earl Turner (1898 – 1979)
Della Pearl Turner (1899 – 1982)
Robert Lester Turner (1900 – 1977)
Carl Francis Turner (1903 – 1985)
John B Turner (1905 – 1952)
William Arthur Turner (1906 – 1980)
Elmer Otto Turner (1908 – 1947)
George W. Turner (1909 – 1985)