John B. Harris




John B. Harris was born June 28, 1888, in Regal Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN, and died May 16, 1957, in Cokato, Wright Co., MN, at age 68. Buried in Paynesville Cemetery, Paynesville, Stearns Co., MN. He is the son of John Benjamin Harris of Wisconsin and Sarah Ann Abbey of Clarke Twp., Newcastle Dist., Durham Co., Canada West. 

Anna F. "Annie" Gaede was born September 10, 1890, in Franklin Twp., Allamakee Co., IA, and died March 9, 1965, in Cokato, Wright Co., MN, at age 74. Buried in Paynesville Cemetery, Paynesville, Stearns Co., MN. She is the daughter of John Christian Frederick Gaede of Germany, and Doretha Elizabeth "Dora" Base of Germany.

John B. Harris and Anna F. "Annie" Gaede were married April 27, 1908, in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN.

John B. Harris and Anna F. "Annie" (Gaede) Harris had eight children:

  1. Clarence Elmer Harris: Born November 28, 1908, in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN; Died October 8, 1958, in Litchfield, Meeker Co., MN (age 49). Married October 6, 1926, in Paynesville, Stearns Co., MN, to Esther Monson: Born October 15, 1908, in Hawick, MN; Died May 28, 1991, in Litchfield Hospital, Litchfield, Meeker Co., MN (age 82).
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The 1885 Minnesota State Census dated May 1, 1885 shows J. B. Harris (age 55) born in New York, who served as a soldier in the Federal army during the rebellion is living in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Living with him is Sarah A. Harris (age 41) born in Canada. Also living there are: W. H. Harris (age 24) born in Wisconsin; G. W. Harris (age 21) born in Wisconsin; Lizzie M. Harris (age 19) born in Minnesota; Ida Harris (age 14) born in Minnesota; Della Harris (age 9) born in Minnesota; Sadie Harris (age 5) born in Minnesota; and Earnest Harris (age 1) born in Minnesota. Also living in the household are: William Harris (age 44) born in New York; and William Lantry (age 18) born in Minnesota.

John B. Harris was born June 28, 1888, in Regal Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN.

The 1890 Veterans Schedule taken June 1890 shows John B. Harris is living in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. He was a Private in Company A, 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry, and served from November 1863 to August 1864, for a total of 9 months.

Anna F. "Annie" Gaede was born September 10, 1890, in Franklin Twp., Allamakee Co., IA.

The 1895 Minnesota State Census dated June 14, 1895 shows John B. Harris (age 65) born in New York to New York-born parents, who served as a Soldier during the War of the Rebellion, and has lived Minnesota for 30 years and has lived in this district for 18 years is a Farmer living in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Living with him is his wife, Sarah A. Harris (age 51) born in New York. Also living there are his five children: George W. Harris (age 31) born in Wisconsin and has lived Minnesota for 30 years and has lived in this district for 18 years, who is At Home; Della Harris (age 18) born in Minnesota; Sadie Harris (age 15) born in Minnesota; Ernest Harris (age 11) born in Minnesota; and John Harris (age 7) born in Minnesota.

The 1895 Iowa State Census dated June 14, 1895 shows Fred Gade (age 32) born in Germany is Farming  and living in Franklin Twp., Allamakee Co., IA. Living with him is Dora Gade (age 34) born in Germany, who is Keeping House. Also living there are seven unmarried children: Dora Gade (age 15) born in Germany; Mary Gade (age 13) born in Germany; Minnie Gade (age 8) born in Winneshiek Co., IA; Cris Gade (age 7) born in Allamakee Co., IA; Anny Gade (age 0) born in Allamakee Co., IA; Lizzie Gade (age 0) born in Allamakee Co., IA; and a son, Etto Gade (age 0) born in Allamakee Co., IA.

John Benjamin Harris died May 17, 1899, in Regal, Stearns Co., MN, at age 68.

The 1900 U.S. Census taken on June 2, 1900 shows Sara Harris (age 56) born February 1844 in Canada to Canadian-born parents is a widow living in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN, with ten of the fourteen children born to her still alive. Living with her as head of the household is her unmarried son, George W. Harris (age 36) born August 1863 in Wisconsin of Canadian-born parents, who is a Farmer. Also there are her children: Earnest Harris (age 16) born May 1884; John A. Harris (age 12) born June 1887; and Sadie Harris (age 11) born July 1888. The last three children were born in Minnesota.

The 1900 U.S. Census taken on June 15, 1900 shows Frederick Gaede (age 42) born January 1858 in Germany to German-born parents and having emigrated in 1882 and a Naturalized citizen is a Farmer owning his own farm free of a mortgage and living in Franklin Twp., Allamakee Co., IA. Living with him is his wife, Dora E. Gaede (age 39) born April 1861 Germany to German-born parents and having emigrated in 1884. Also living there are his 9 children, all born to German-born parents: Dora Gaede (age 20) born January 1880 in Germany and having emigrated in 1884, a Servant; Mary Gaede (age 18) born July 1881 in Germany and having emigrated in 1884, a Servant; Minnie Gaede (age 14) born May 1886 in Iowa, a Servant; Christian Gaede (age 12) born October 1887 in Iowa; Anna Gaede (age 0) born September 1890 in Iowa; Elizabeth Gaede (age 8) born May 1892 in Iowa; Otto Gaede (age 5) born October 1894 in Iowa; Gertrude F. Gaede (age 3) born April 1897 in Iowa; and Henry Gaede (age 8/12) born September 1899 in Iowa.

John B. Harris and Anna F. "Annie" Gaede were married April 27, 1908, in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN.

The 1910 U.S. Census taken on April 27, 1910 shows John Harris (age 22) born in Minnesota to New York and Canadian-born parents is a General Farm Farmer renting his farm in Roseville Twp., Kandiyohi Co., MN. Living with him is his wife of two years, Annie F. Harris (age 19) born in Iowa to German-born parents, with the only child born to her still living. Living in the household: son, Clarence E. Harris (age 11/12) born in Minnesota to Minnesota and Iowa-born parents.


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The 1920 U.S. Census taken on January 21, 1920, shows John Harris (age 34) born in Minnesota to New York-born parents is a General Farm Farmer renting his farm in Paynesville Twp., Stearns Co., MN. Living with him is his wife, Annie F. Harris (age 29) born in Iowa to German-born parents. Living in the household: son, Clarence E. Harris (age 11) born in Minnesota to Minnesota and Iowa-born parents.

The 1930 U.S. Census taken on May 3, 1930, shows John Harris (age 42) born in Minnesota to German-born parents and first married at age 21 is a Farmer renting his farm in Paynesville Twp., Stearns Co., MN. Living with him is his wife, Anna Harris (age 38) born in Iowa to German-born parents and first married at age 16. Living in the household: son, Clarence Harris (age 21) born in Minnesota to Minnesota and Iowa-born parents and first married at age 21, a Farm Laborer. Also living there: daughter-in-law, Ester Harris (age 20) born in Minnesota to Normandy-born parents, and first married at age 20; and three sons, all born in Minnesota to Minnesota and Iowa-born parents: Clarence Harris, Jr. (age 3); Paul Harris (age 1-7/12); and Arvid J. Harris (age 3/12).

The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 12, 1940, shows John Harris (age 53) born in Minnesota, and 5 years ago was living in Paynesville, Stearns Co., MN, and with 8 years of School, is a married Farmer of a Farm who rents his home for $10/month, and is living on County Road, Darwin Twp., Meeker Co., MN. Living with him are: his wife, Anna F. Harris (age 48) born in Iowa, and 5 years ago was living in Paynesville, Stearns Co., MN, and with 7 years of School; and his grandson, Clarence E. Harris (age 13) born in Minnesota, and 5 years ago was living in Paynesville, Stearns Co., MN, and with 6 years of School.

John B. Harris died May 16, 1957, in Cokato, Wright Co., MN, at age 68. Buried in Paynesville Cemetery, Paynesville, Stearns Co., MN.

Anna F. "Annie" (Gaede) Harris died March 9, 1965, in Cokato, Wright Co., MN, at age 74. Buried in Paynesville Cemetery, Paynesville, Stearns Co., MN.