Adam Alt Serl


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Adam Alt Serl was born born February 2, 1863, in Belvidere, DeKalb Co., IL, and died October 2, 1938, in Centralia, Lewis Co., WA, at age 75. Buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Sumas Twp., Whatcom Co., WA. He is the son of Henry Searle of Hope Twp., Durham Co., Canada West, and Charlotte Clarinda Fuller of Pennsylvania.

Maude Luctricia "Maudie" Matteson was born August 30, 1871, in Moline Twp., Rock Island Co., IL, and died August 17, 1933, in Onalaska, Lewis Co., WA, at age 61. Buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Sumas Twp., Whatcom Co., WA. She is the daughter of Francis Marion "Frank" Matteson of La Porte Co., IN, and Mary Elizabeth Wood of Moline Twp., Rock Island Co., IL. (May 1860 -  ). Parents were married January 20, 1870, in Rock Island Co., IL. She is buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Sumas Twp., Whatcom Co., WA. Mary Elizabeth (Wood) Matteson then married George H. Roberts. Mary E. Woods' parents were David Wood and Mary Stokes.

Adam Alt Serl and Maude Luctricia "Maudie" Matteson were married September 6, 1889, in Unknown.

Adam Alt Serl and Maude Luctricia "Maudie" (Matteson) Serl had several children:

  1. Ira Adam Serl: Born September 3, 1887, in Webster, NE; Died January 17, 1956, in Vancouver, B. C., Canada (age 68)Buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Sumas Twp., Whatcom Co., WA. Married (1) September 3, 1912, in Upper Sumas, B. C., Canada, to Cora Altha Beebe: Born October 9, 1891, in Waverly, Coffey Co., KS; Died July 17, 1937, in Abbotsford, B. C., Canada (age 45). Buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Sumas Twp., Whatcom Co., WA. Married (2) before 1945 in Unknown to Rose May Turner: Born Unknown.
  2. Roy Ronald Serl: Born October 13, 1889, in United States; Died May 16, 1970, in Matsqui, B. C., Canada (age 80). Married March 18, 1914, in Stratton, British Columbia, Canada, to Clara Schiller: Born Unknown; Died Unknown. Divorced November 16, 1934, in Bellingham, Snohomish Co., WA. He deserted her in April, 1932.



TIMELINE

Adam Alt Serl was born Born February 2, 1863, in Illinois.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on July 26, 1870, shows Henry Serl (age 35) born in Canada West with real estate worth $1,000 and personal estate worth $300 and both parents of foreign birth is a Farmer living in Mayfield Twp., Grand Traverse Co., MI. Living with him is is wife Charlotte Serl (age 35) born in Pennsylvania with her father of foreign birth, who is Keeping House. Also living at home are five children, with the father being of foreign birth: Harriet Serl (age 9) born in Illinois; Adam Serl (age 7) born in Illinois; Charles Serl (age 5) born in Michigan; Ida Serl (age 3) born in Michigan; and Samuel Serl (age 1) born in Michigan.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on July 5, 1870, shows Frank Mattison (age 22) born in Indiana is a Farmer and is living in Moline Twp., Rock Island Co., IL. Living with him is is wife since January, Mary Mattison (age 20) born in Illinois, who is Keeping House. Also living there is a Retired Farmer and wife, Alonzo Hibbard, who owns the farm.

Maude Luctricia "Maudie" Matteson was born August 30, 1871, in Moline Twp., Rock Island Co., IL.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 10, 1880, shows Henry Serl (age 43) born in Canada to English-born parents, and who cannot read or write, is a married Farmer, and is living in Walnut Creek Precinct, Webster Co., NE. Living with him are: his wife, Charlotte Serl (age 44) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, who is Keeping House; his unmarried daughter, Harriet Serl (age 18) born in Illinois to Canada and Pennsylvania-born parents, who is Keeping House; his unmarried son, Adam A. Serl (age 17) born in Illinois to Canada and Pennsylvania-born parents, and who cannot read or write, who Works on Farm; his son, Chas. C. Serl (age 15) born in Michigan to Canada and Pennsylvania-born parents, and who cannot write, who Works on Farm; his daughter, Ida A. Serl (age 18) born in Michigan to Canada and Pennsylvania-born parents; his son, Albert G. Serl (age 12) born in Michigan to Canada and Pennsylvania-born parents, and who cannot write; his son, Willis Hy. Serl (age 7) born in Michigan to Canada and Pennsylvania-born parents; his son, Ralph R. Serl (age 5) born in Nebraska to Canada and Pennsylvania-born parents; and his daughter, Lillie M. Serl (age 2) born in Nebraska to Canada and Pennsylvania-born parents.

On June 17, 1880, Tilla Serl (age 18) born in Illinois to Canadian and Pennsylvania-born parents is also listed as a Servant in the Edward Kellogg household in Red Cloud Precinct, Webster Co., NE.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 28, 1880, shows George H. Roberts (age 32) born in Illinois to Ohio-born parents is a Farmer and is living in Harmony Pct., Webster Co., NE. Living with him is his wife, Mary E. Roberts (age 29) born in Illinois to New York and Virginia-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there are: his son, Lyman Roberts (age 6/12, Nov.) born in Nebraska to Illinois-born parents; and his stepdaughter, Maud Matteson (age 8) born in Illinois to Illinois-born parents.

The 1885 Kansas State Census dated March 1, 1885, shows Henry Serl (age 48) born in Canada and having come to Kansas from Nebraska is a Farmer living in Valverde Twp., Sumner Co., KS. Living with him is Charlote Serl (age 49) born in Pennsylvania. Also living there are six unmarried Serl children, all born in Michigan: Chas. Serl (age 20); Ida Serl (age 17); Burt Serl (age 16); Willis Serl (age 11); Ralph Serl (age 9); and Lilly Serl (age 7).


New Whatcom Directory, 1891

Serl, A. A., carpenter, Elk street, near Oak.


Adam Alt Serl's wife, Maude Luctricia "Maudie" (Matteson) Serl, is alleged to have eloped with Adam's brother, Albert George "Bert" Serl in August, 1892.


The Morning Olympian, Washington, August 14, 1892

Sensational Elopement.

SUMAS, Aug. 13. - A little excitement occurred here yesterday, caused by A. A. Serl, who lives near town, rushing into J. J. Fuller's store and declaring that his wife had eloped with his younger brother, Bert. The eloping couple went to Whatcom on the overland train, she leaving two small children behind. Serl, the deserted husband, started in pursuit of them on the late train to Whatcom last evening. The husband says they have never had any trouble, and he cannot imagine why she left. The elopers are supposed to be in Seattle at present.


The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1900, shows Henry Searl (age 62) born March 1838 in Canada (English) to English-born parents and emigrating in 1851 and a naturalized citizen is a Farmer married for 38 years who owns his own farm and living alone in Clearbrook Precinct, Whatcom Co., WA.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 4, 1900, shows Charles Serels (age 35) born April 1865 in Michigan to English Canadian and New York-born parents is an unmarried Day Laborer and owns his own farm free of a mortgage and is living in Lynden Town, Sumas City, Clearbrook Precinct, Whatcom Co., WA. Living with him are: his unmarried brother, Ralph R. Serels (age 24) born August 1875 in Michigan to English Canadian and New York-born parents, a Farm Laborer; and his married mother, Scharlott C. Serels (age 64) born March 1836 in New York to New York-born parents, with 7 of the 9 children born to her still alive.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 4, 1900, shows John Kelley (age 55) born August 1844 in Ireland to Irish-born parents and having immigrated in 1880 and a Naturalized citizen is Farming and owns his own farm with a mortgage and is living in Lynden Town, Sumas City, Clearbrook Precinct, Whatcom Co., WA. Living with him is his wife of 20 years, Mary A. Kelley (age 39) born January 1861 in English Canada to Irish and English Canadian-born parents and having immigrated in 1880, with all 5 of the children born to her still alive. Also living with him are his four unmarried children, all born in Washington to Irish and English Canadian-born parents: Carry E. Kelley (age 18) born July 1881; Thomas R. Kelley (age 16) born March 1884; Albert F. Kelley (age 13) born April 1887; and Walter L. Kelley (age 4) born October 1895. An unmarried Boarder also lives in the household.

Leigh Larson note: The Kelley and Serels farms are almost adjacent to each other. Following the death of John Kelley, Mary Agnes (Campbell) Kelley would marry Charles E. Serl.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 5, 1900, shows George Roberts (age 52) born February 1848 in Illinois to Pennsylvania and Ohio-born parents is a Farmer renting his home and is living at 1529-1/2 Fourth Ave., 5th Ward, City of Seattle, King Co., WA. Living with him is his wife of 26 years, Mary E. Roberts (age 50) born May 1850 in Illinois to New York-born parents. Also living there are his two unmarried children, both born in Nebraska to Illinois-born parents: Nellie A. Roberts (age 18) born September 1881; and Walter W. Roberts (age 14) born December 1885. Lyman and Nellie Wood own the house. Lyman Wood is Mary's brother.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1900, shows Ambrose A. Weeks (age 53) born March 1847 in Michigan to Michigan-born parents is an unemployed Cook renting his home at 3103 Pacific Avenue, 3rd Ward, City of Everett, Snohomish Co., WA. Living there is his wife of 8 years, Ida B. Weeks (age 33) born April 1867 in Michigan to English Canadian and Pennsylvania-born parents, with all 4 of the children born to her still living, all born in Washington to Michigan-born parents: Daphen R. Weeks (age 7) born October 1892; Nettie May Weeks (age 5) born January 1895; Cecil I. Weeks (age 3) born March 1897; and Goldie M. Weeks (age 1) born April 1899. Also living there as a Housekeeper is Ambrose's mother-in-law, Charlotte C. Serl (age 63) born March 1833 in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, and has been married for 40 years with 8 of the 9 children born to her still alive.

The 1901 Canadian Census taken on April 17, 1901, shows Adam A. Serl (age 38) born February 2, 1863 in the United States and having immigrated in 1896 and Naturalized in 1899 is a Farmer living in Chilliwack, New Westminster District, B. C. Living with him is his wife, Maud L. Serl (age 29) born August 30, 1871 in the United States and having immigrated in 1897. Also living there are his two sons, both in the United States and having immigrated in 1897: Ira. A. Serl (age 13) born September 3, 1887; and Roy Serl (age 11) born October 13, 1889.


1902 Whatcom County Directory for Clearbrook, Whatcom Co., WA, (1901-1902)

Serl, C. E., farmer.
Serl, Mrs. Henry (C. C.).
Serl, Henry, farmer.


John Kelley died about 1909 in Clearbrook, Whatcom Co., WA, at about age 65.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 22, 1910, shows Henry Serl (age 85) born in New York to New York-born parents is retired and owning his own farm with a mortgage and is living in Clearbrook Precinct, Whatcom Co., WA. Living with him is his wife of 50 years, Charlotte Serl (age 85) born in New York to New York-born parents, with 7 of the 8 children born to her still alive. Also living there are his two unmarried sons, both born to New York-born parents: Charles E. Serl (age  45) born in Michigan, a General Farm Farmer; and Ralph Serl (age 26) born in Nebraska, a Farm Laborer.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 22, 1910, shows John Kalley (age 50) born in English Canada to English Canadian-born parents with 6 of the 7 children born to her still alive and having immigrated in 1888 is Widowed General Farm Farmer and owns her own farm free of a mortgage and is living in Clearbrook Precinct, Whatcom Co., WA. Living with her are her 5 unmarried children, all born in Washington to Irish and English Canadian-born parents: Carrie Kalley (age 28); William Kalley (age 26) a  Public School Teacher; Thomas Kalley (age 25) a Bookkeeper on the Home Farm; Walter Kalley (age 14); and Clifford Kalley (age 8).

Leigh Larson note: The Kalley and Serl farms are adjacent to each other. Following the death of John Kelley, Mary Agnes (Campbell) Kelley would marry Charles E. Serl.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 27, 1910, shows Ambrose E. Weeks (age 64) born in Michigan to New York and Ohio-born parents is an Odd Jobs Laborer renting his home for $15/month and is living at 3103 Pacific Avenue, 3rd Ward, City of Everett, Snohomish Co., WA. Living there is his wife of 18 years, Ida B. Weeks (age 43) born in Michigan to English Canadian and Pennsylvania-born parents, with all 7 of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his unmarried children, all born in Washington to Michigan-born parents: Daphen R. Weeks (age 17), a Paper Mill Laborer; Nettie M. Weeks (age 15), a Private Family Servant; Irene C. Weeks (age 13); Goldie M. Weeks (age 11); John A. Weeks (age 9); Clyde O. Weeks (age 6); and Roy E. Weeks (age 4). Also living there as a Housekeeper is Ambrose's mother-in-law, Charlotte C. Serl (age 74) born in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, in her second marriage, and has been married for 52 years, with 7 of the 9 children born to her still alive.

The 1911 Canadian Census taken on June 6, 1911, shows A. A. Serl (age 47) born February 1863 in the United States and having immigrated in 1897 and Naturalized in 1901 is a Farmer living in New Westminster District, B. C. Living with him is his wife, M. L. Serl (age 38) born August 1872 in the United States and having immigrated in 1897. Also living there are his two unmarried sons, both in the United States and having immigrated in 1897: Ira. A. Serl (age 23) born September 1887, a Farmer; and Roy R. Serl (age 21) born October 1889, a Farmer. A Laborer and a Servant also live in the household.

Charlotte Clarinda (Fuller) Serl died January 13, 1913, in the City of Everett, Snohomish Co., WA, at age 77.


The Bellingham Herald, Washington, January 18, 1913

SUMAS -

SUMAS, Jan. 18. - A. Serl went to Everett on Tuesday, having received a message on Monday that his mother, Mrs. Charlott Serl had passed away that morning, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. Weeks. Mrs. Charlott Serl was quite well known at Clearbrook, where she had resided for several years until quite recently she went to make her home with her daughter. She leaves five sons, Adam of Sumas, Charles of Clearbrook, Albert of Oklahoma, William of Uma, Colorado and Ralph of Clearbrook. Two daughters, Mrs. Nelson, in Florida and Mrs. Weeks with whom she resided at her death. Interment was made at Everett, Wash. 


John Henry Serl died April 23, 1915, in Fort Steilacoom, Pierce Co., WA, at age 79. Buried in Western State Hospital Memorial Cemetery, Steilacoom, Pierce Co., WA.


 

Henry Serl is buried in Western State Hospital Memorial Cemetery, Steilacoom, Pierce Co., WA.


Adam Alt Serl went to Canada in 1896, and became a Naturalized citizen of Canada in 1899, but returned to the United State about August 6, 1920, and declared his intention to again be a U. S. Citizen on April 6, 1926.


Adam Alt Serl went to Canada in 1896, and became a Naturalized citizen of Canada in 1899, but returned to the United State about August 6, 1920, and declared his intention to again be a U. S. Citizen on April 6, 1926.


Maude Luctricia "Maudie" (Matteson) Serl died August 17, 1933, in Onalaska, Lewis Co., WA, at age 61. Buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Sumas Twp., Whatcom Co., WA.


The Centralia Washington Daily Chronicle, Centralia, Lewis Co., WA,  Friday, August 18, 1933

MRS. SERL DIES

CHEHALIS, Aug. 18 - Mrs. Maude L. Serl, 62, died yesterday afternoon at Onalaska, where she had resided the past five years. She had been ill four months. Mrs. Serl was a member of Mt. Baker Rebekah lodge. She is survived by her widower, A. A. Serl of Onalaska; two sons, Ira A. and Roy R. Serl of Abbotsford, B. C.; her mother, Mrs. Mary Roberts and a brother, W. W. Roberts of Seattle, and four grandchildren. The body was removed to the Fissel funeral home.


Adam Alt Serl died October 2, 1938, in Centralia, Lewis Co., WA, at age 75. Buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Sumas Twp., Whatcom Co., WA.


The Centralia Washington Daily Chronicle, Centralia, Lewis Co., WA,  Monday, October 3, 1938

Onalaska Resident Removed by Death

CHEHALIS, Oct. 3 - Adam O. Serl, 62, a resident of Onalaska for the past 10 years, died there yesterday. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. Services were held at 11 o'clock this morning at the John W. Boone mortuary here after which the body was shipped to Clearbrook, Wash., for burial at the Lakeside cemetery. He is survived by two sons, Ira, Abbotsford, B. C., and Ray Serl, Huntington, B. C., and a brother, Clarence Serl, Emerson.


 

Ira Adam Serl married Altha Beebe September 3, 1912, in Upper Sumas, B. C., Canada.

Cora Altha (Beebe) Serl died July 17, 1937, in Abbotsford, B. C., Canada at age 45.

Ira Adam Serl died January 17, 1956, in Vancouver, B. C., Canada at age 68.

Maude L. Roberts was born August 30, 1871, in Illinois.

Roy Roland Serl died May 16, 1970, in Matsqui, B. C., Canada at age 80.

LAKESIDE CEMETERY

Lakeside Cemetery (also known as Clearbrook Cemetery and Van Buren Cemetery) is located on the north side of Pangborn Road, a short distance west of Trap Line Road, adjacent to Pangborn Lake (SW1/4 of NE1/4 of Sec 1, T40N R3E). From I-5, take the Sumas exit/Exit256 (State Highway 539, Meridian St. and Lynden also are on the highway signage). Proceed north 12.5 miles on Meridian St. (which becomes Guide Meridian after about a mile) to East Badger Road, also known as State Highway 546. Turn right and continue east on East Badger Road for 6 miles to Trap Line Road. Turn left (north) on Trap Line Road and continue 1.2 miles to Pangborn Road. Turn left (west) on Pangborn Road and continue .2 of a mile to the cemetery entrance.

In the past, this cemetery has been referred to as Clearbrook Cemetery, Pangborn Lake Cemetery and Van Buren Cemetery. A one and one-half acre plot, more or less, was donated in June 1899 by Henry C. EHLERS to the trustees of the Lakeside Cemetery Association of Clearbrook, Whatcom Co, WA. This area had been a portion of his large orchard. A number of burials on family farms and at least five from the Perry Cemetery were reinterred here. An additional acre was purchased and added in 1921. In 1974 Whatcom County Cemetery District No. 11 was formed, including this cemetery within its borders, assuring future care.

Cemetery records contain a high percentage of the burials, stating birthplace, date of death, last residence, age and often marital status.