Sunday, October 31, 2010

1930 US Census - Frank Emery

Here is the 1930 US census for Frank Emery, wife Rose and their three children, Donald, Robert and Dorothy.   

Frank was employed at a garage which makes me wonder he knew his brother (my great grandfather) Fred Daniels, owned the Terminal Garage in Chicago or whether Frank met his mother.   Considering she had a different last name and was married to her third husband by 1930, it seems doubtful.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

1920 US Census - Frank Emery

By 1920, Frank Emery had left Iowa for South Dakota, married and was living in Aberdeen.

Frank's wife was Rose (Gugel); they were married November 14, 1919.    

The census indicates Frank was employed as a recruiting officer.

Friday, October 29, 2010

1910 US Census - Frank Emery

Here is the 1910 US census for my great grandfather's younger brother, Fred Emery (last entry).

By 1910, Frank had moved from Mitchellville, to Des Moines, Iowa.      Frank was 18 and working at a lumberyard, living as a 'roomer' at the home of Violet Earhart.

It's possible he could have been related as the name above Frank indicates "William Emery".   William Emery was a cousin of Violet Earhart, the head of the household.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

1900 US Census - Frank Emery

I was successful in finding the descendants of my great grandfather, Fred Emery's younger brother, Frank, who I thought may have died as an infant.   

I had come across Frank's name on the 1900 and 1910 US census, but I wasn't 100% sure it was the same person and didn't know why he was living in a household with so many different last names.   I spoke with Frank's granddaughter this week who informed me that he had grown up in an orphanage.

Here is the 1900 US census for the third child born to Abigail (Williams) and Fred J Emery.

Frank is listed as a boarder (8th from the bottom) living in Mitchellville, Polk County, Iowa.    Frank was only 8 years old at the time the census was taken.

No one knows why Frank was left behind while his brother and sister went to live with their mother in Chicago after their parents divorced.     Unfortunately Frank's children never lived to find out their father had a brother and sister.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Emery families in Stark County, Illinois

Here are some plat maps from 1873 to go along with the Stark County, Illinois posting of yesterday.

Several Emery's owned land  in Goshen township, Stark County, Illinois.    Arrows below point to the different Emery plots, (quadrants 31, 32 and 33).

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Stark County, Illinois and Conrad Emery

Another book that mentions members of our family is "Stark County* and its Pioneers" by Eliza Jane (Hall) Shallenberger, published in 1876.     

My great great great great great grandfather, David Emery's younger brother,  Conrad and his wife Sarah (Fisher) along with their eldest son, Jacob are featured rather prominently in this particular chapter of the book.

*Stark County, Illinois

Monday, October 25, 2010

The history of Fulton County, Illinois and David Fisher Emery

I don't come across history books very often that mention my ancestors, but the Emery family has been named in a few.    Aside from the book "Conrad Emery and His Descendants" written by Frederic B. Emery, it's interesting to see your family documented in a book.

The entry below appeared in "The history of Fulton County, Illinois" written by Charles C Chapman & Co in 1879.

Edith (Fisher) and David Emery were my great great great great great grandparents (though they misspelled David's last name).      Their son, my great great great great grandfather Henry would eventually migrate north to Henry County.   (Knox county separates Fulton and Henry counties).

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fred Owen Emery - 1889

I posted this photo last month of my great grandfather, Fred Owen Emery from 1889, but my mother sent me another copy of the photo with a different studio listed on the bottom.   

Friday, October 22, 2010

Terminal Garage - 4464 Broadway, Chicago, Illinois

Here is a photo of the business, Terminal Garage, owned by my great grandfather, Fred Daniels.

This photo was taken around 1920.   This is the only photo I've seen of the business; unfortunately it has since been torn down.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Henry Emery and the Abraham Lincoln/Stephen Douglas debates

I ran across an interesting article of historical value that stated my great great great great grandfather Henry Emery attended the Lincoln/Douglas debate in Galesburg, Illinois.     His daughter Catherine also attended.

The following day, October 8, 1858, Abraham Lincoln spoke in town;  Henry and Catherine sat directly across the table from Mr Lincoln, the future President of the United States.

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find confirmation this actually happened, but the Emery's were living in Henry county, Illinois at the time, which would have been about 26 miles northeast of Galesburg, Illinois where the debate was held.

A newspaper account of the debate can be found by clicking here.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

1880 US Census - Hannah Emery

By the time the 1880 US Census came out, my great great great great grandfather Henry Emery had passed away.    He died November 17, 1875 and is buried at the Galva Cemetery in Galva, Illinois, just a few miles east of where he had lived in Weller township.

Hannah, the second wife of Henry, was living in Galva, with two of her grandchildren, Laura and Otis*.

*And not to confuse you but..... according to the book "Conrad Emery and His Descendants",  Henry's younger brother Frederick Welker Emery married Hannah Gaffney in 1833.   Several years after Frederick died in 1846, Hannah married Frederick's older brother Henry, my great great great great grandfather in 1860 after the death of my great great great great grandmother, Olive (Jacobs) in 1859.   

Laura and Otis were the children of Hannah and Frederick's son, Oliver P Emery, and wife Lorena Griswold (though the book only mentions Laura by name, it doesn't seem to provide any other information about her).

Jacob Emery, the cousin of Henry Emery is also listed as living nearby along with Jacob's third wife, Lydia (Parish-Driscoll) and two of Jacob's children, Bridget and Rose (from Jacob's second marriage to Elizabeth (Neville).

Monday, October 18, 2010

Olive (Jacobs) and Henry Emery

Here is a photo of my great great great great grandparents Olive (Jacobs) and  Henry Emery.

I'm not sure what year the photo was taken; it had to have been several years* after their wedding which was January 13, 1825.        My guess is that the photo was taken in the 1840's or 1850's.   (Olive died September 26, 1859).

*The first photo taken of a person was in 1839.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Eastern Weller Township, Henry County, Illinois, plat map

The census records have shown that my great great great great grandfather Henry Emery lived in the town of Weller, Henry County, Illinois during the 1860's and 1870's.   
Here is a plat map from 1875 for eastern Weller township, in Henry County, which indicates Weller was not a town, but rather a rural area west of Bishop Hill.

Henry owned 308 acres and the property is found at the red arrow below (between quadrant 28 and 33), though his name has been misspelled as "Emry".

Saturday, October 16, 2010

1870 US Census - Henry Emery

Here is the 1870 US Census for my great great great great grandfather Henry Emery still living in the township of Weller, Henry County, Illinois.   Henry was living with his second wife, Hannah (Gaffney) along with someone named Laura, who appears to be 3 years old.  It's not likely Laura was born to Henry and Hannah so I would guess she is probably a niece or granddaughter.

Update: February 10, 2011

Should have corrected this October 20, 2010 because I had located the 1880 US Census for Hannah, which explained that Laura was her granddaughter.

Friday, October 15, 2010

1865 Illinois Census - Henry Emery

Here is the 1865 mid-decade Illinois Census for my great great great great grandfather Henry Emery (19th row).

Unfortunately this census is not only difficult to read, but it fails to list the members of the household, other than the number living at the home.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

1860 US Census - Henry Emery

Here is the 1860 US Census for my great great great great grandfather Henry Emery and his second wife, Hannah (Gaffney).   It's difficult to read, but the other members of the household were James H,  William P, Jason Rust, Catherine, all children of Henry and his first wife, Olive (Jacobs).

The three Emery's listed between James H and William P are illegible, though one looks like Amanda, who may have been a wife of one of the children (as I have not come across an Amanda born to Henry and Olive), the other two are difficult to figure out as the ages don't match up to what I have for Henry's children.

James H is listed as a teacher, though Frederic B. Emery wrote in his book "Conrad Emery and His Descendants", that James was a physician.

The Emery family was living in the town of Weller, Henry County, Illinois, having moved from Canton in Fuller County, Illinois, sometime after the 1850 Census.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

1850 US Census - David Emery

Here is the 1850 US Census for my great great great great great grandparents, Edith (Fisher) and David Emery, living in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois.

The Emery's were living at the household their son David Fisher Emery, and his wife Catherine*.    Also living in the home were David and Catherine's children, John, Mary, Cyrus and Edith.

*David Fisher Emery was the younger brother of my great great great great grandfather Henry Emery.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Daniels Apartment Hotel, 4718 Winthrop Avenue, Chicago Illinois

Here is a photo I took in August, 2007 of the Daniels Apartment Hotel located at 4718 Winthrop in Chicago, Illinois.    Now an empty parking lot.    

I haven't found out when the building was torn down or why, but it apparently was still standing in the 60's or early 70's the last time my grandmother, Louise had visited.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Terminal Garage - 4464 Broadway, Chicago, Illinois

Here is what remains of Terminal Garage, my great grandfather's business which was located at 4464 Broadway in Chicago.   

It was just a fenced in parking lot for a closed Aldi's supermarket when I took this photo in August, 2007.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Mabel (Cass) and Fred Owen Emery Daniels - burial

My great grandparents, Mabel* (Cass) and Fred Owen Emery Daniels are buried at the Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.

Here is a photo of Mabel's grave marker:

Mabel had married William Pearce after Fred died in 1937, though I've been unable to locate a marriage certificate.

Here is a photo of Fred's grave marker:

Mabel was born November 15, 1892 in Hancock, Wisconsin and died October 9, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois.

Fred was born May 15, 1888 in Washington, Iowa and died October 22, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois.

*My great grandfather Fred had both a sister (Alice Mabel) and wife Mabel (Cass) named Mabel.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

1905 Iowa Census - Fred J Emery

Here is the 1905 Iowa Census for my great great grandfather, Fred J Emery living in Ottumwa, Wapello County with his second wife, May (Morrell) and her son Leo (O'Kill), though I see the census taker wrote down "Emery" as his last name.

The Emery's moved from Marshalltown, Iowa to Wapello County sometime after the 1900 US Census.

Frederic B. Emery wrote in his book "Conrad Emery and His Descendants", that Fred J Emery moved to Colorado sometime around 1900 and also passed away there around 1909, though this was the first documentation I've found that indicated Fred was still living in Iowa, as late as 1905.

This is also the last of the census records I've been able to find for my great great grandfather.

Monday, October 4, 2010

1905 Iowa Census - David W Emery

The last post for the 1830 US Census was the first that reflected my great great great grandfather, David W Emery.   I thought I had all of the census records for David, but I recently came across the 1905 Iowa Census (line 332 - 341) for the Emery's living in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa.

The census lists David W Emery, wife Sarah (Dwire or Dwyer) and Clyde, Ben, Clark, Ella, Bert, Alice and Raymond.

I'm pretty sure Clyde, Ben, Clark and Bert are David and Sarah's children.   Ella is Clark's wife.   Raymond could be the 11th child that I've been missing from earlier census records and Alice possibly could be the third child born to David and Sarah, though she didn't show up on previous census records past 1870.   Unfortunately this census doesn't provide enough information - I need to do a little more research to see if I can verify the relationship of Raymond and Alice to my great great great grandparents.