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Monday, October 19, 2015

Blogging Memories From The Past Hiram Lockwood Revisited

Repeat of a previous post of one of my great great great grandfather 

Monday Madness ~ Wading Through the Census Looking for Hiram Lockwood

Wandering through the census reports on www.ancestry.com can be maddening but also very interesting.
Tonight I am searching and printing the census reports on my great great great grandfather Hiram Lockwood. He would be on my mother's side of the family.
I have that he was born about 1804 and that he married Emma Moiser.
They had four children... Ferdinand , Theodore ( John my great great grandfather) Isabelle and Frederic.
The later census reports tell me that he was born in New York and that both of his parents are from Connecuit.
Others believe his parents are John and Anna ( Polly ) Sturgis. I have not found this information as of yet so unproven to me.
I have found the 1820 census of Hillsdale, Columbia, New York a John Lockwood. Listed is 3 males under 10 ,3 males 10 to 16, 1 male 16 to 18, and 1 male 26 to 45.
Females are listed 2 females under 10, 1 females 10 to 16,1 female 16 to 26
and 1 female 26 to 45.That adds up to 11 children.
1840 census has Hiram Lockwood listed Hillsdale, Columbia , New York with 2 males under 5 and 1 male 30 to 40 and 1 male 50 to 60. Females are 1 between 20 and 30.
In the 1840 census 4 names away is a Polly Lockwood listed. Is this the Polly some believe is his mother? Listed under her name is 1 male 10 to 15, a male 15 to 20, and a male 30 to 40. Females listed are 1 at 15 to 20, 1 at 20 to 30, 1 listed 30 to 40 and 1 50 to 60 this would be Polly. This would make her husband having passed away between 1820 and 1840 census?
One interesting point is there is a male in Hiram 's house between 50 to 60 who is this?
So far the 1830 census has no John or Polly. I find 2 females with last name of Lockwood so need to do more searching for these family members. One is a Mary Lockwood and the other is Nancy Lockwood. Maybe Mary is Polly . She is listed between 40 and 50 years old and 8 people in her home.
Tonight is the beginning of my search for Hiram. It is a start and has been an interesting search. Time will tell what else I can find out about him and his parents.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Obituary Sunday Mabel Jane Coleman Hall July 1st 1891 to March 14 1946

Today I am sharing the obituary of my great grandmother. Her daughter Alta is my grandmother on my father's side.  

 Mrs Mabel Jane Coleman Hall was born on July 1st 1872 at Greenwood Nebraska.  The greater part of her early childhood was spent at that place.  She spent her youth with her parents who moved a number of times.
     On August 28th 1891, she was married to Arthur R Hall at Denver Colorado.  Soon the newly married couple left this territory to make

their home for four years in Chicago, Illinois. They returned from there to Nebraska, settling on a farm at Geneva.  After leaving Geneva they continued to make their home in the state of Nebraska until the death of Mr. Hall, which occurred in 1919.  Mrs Hall remained in Nebraska until 1923, when she finally came to the black hills territory and made her home with her two daughters, Mrs George Sturm and Mrs Frank Sauer near Custer, So Dakota.
     She was received into communion with the Triune  God in holy baptism at Geneva, Nebraska. Sixteen years ago she was received into communicant membership of the Lutheran Church by  Pastor John Wild, through the rite of confirmation.  Mrs Hall was truly a faithful Christian and knew and loved her Savior, Jesus Christ.
     One brother, Elmer Coleman of Taylor Nebraska and one sister Mrs. Mary Wirsig of  Berryville, Arkansas are grieved by her parting.  Of her own family she had to part with her oldest daughter, Alta two years ago, when she was laid to rest.  Two daughters bid her farewell today in tears, namely Mrs. George Sturm and Mrs. Frank Sauer, together with their husbands.  In addition there are twelve grand children and 13 great grandchildren that mourn her passing
     Oh God of all comfort, we pray Thee fervently to be Thou at the side of the mourning and sustain them with the consolation of Thy Holy Word.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Female Ancestor Friday Etta Anna Gertrude Zion My great grand aunt

Friday is a perfect time to spend some time with a female ancestor. 
Today I am revisiting my great grand aunt Etta Zion

When Etta Anna Gertrude Zion was born on September 21, 1868, in Decatur City, Iowa, her father, John, was 36 and her mother, Mary Cassell , was 33. 

She married Maley Percy on August 20, 1890, in Lamoni, Iowa. 

She died on December 31, 1890, in Iowa, at the age of 22, and was buried in Lillie, Louisiana.  

I find it very sad that she passed away after being married just over two months.  

The picture I have of her has her husband cut away. Not sure what that means.  

She is buried in Lillie Cemetery in Decatur Iowa  under the name of Zion. 

 As of now I have no new information about her life or death.