Samuel Abbey




Samuel Abbey was born March 27, 1796, in Clarendon, Rutland Co., VT, and died April 16, 1883, at the Home for Disabled Soldiers, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee Co., WI, at age 87. Buried in Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI. He was blind and senile at the time of his death. He is the son of Amasa Abbey of Willington, Tolland Co., CT, and Hulda "Huldy" Pettingale of Willington, Tolland Co., CT.

Susanna "Anne" Worcester was born July 6, 1798, in Plymouth, Grafton Co., NH, and died March 27, 1851, in Mokena, Will Co., IL, at age 52. Buried in Orland Memorial Park Cemetery, Orland Park, Cook Co., IL. She is the daughter of Francis Worcester IV of Hollis, Hillsborough Co., NH, and Hannah Parker of Hollis, Hillsborough Co., NH.

Samuel Abbey and Susanna "Anne" Worcester were married January 14, 1818, in Rumney, Grafton Co., NH.

Samuel Abbey and Susanna "Anne" (Worcester) Abbey had nine children:

  1. Lucenda Abbey: Born December 1, 1820, in Saranac, Clinton Co., NY; Died April 7, 1901, in Orland Park, Cook Co., IL (age 80). Buried in Orland Memorial Park Cemetery, Orland Park, Cook Co., IL. Married April 22, 1835, in Clinton, Saranac Co., MI, to Asa Turney: Born January 18, 1813, in Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Died June 10, 1862, in Tinley Park, Will Co., IL (age 49). Buried in Orland Memorial Park Cemetery, Orland Park, Cook Co., IL.
  2. Rosanna Wooster Abbey: Born December 12, 1822, in Saranac, Clinton Co., NY; Died March 29, 1904, in Janesville, Waseca Co., MN (age 81). Buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN. Married (1) July 1, 1838, in Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada, to Newell N. Fuller: Born about 1820, in Upper Canada; Died 1849, in Calhoun Co., MI (about age 29). Buried in Porter Cemetery, Convis Twp., Calhoun Co., MI. Married (2) January 3, 1853, in Bureau, Bureau Co., IL, to David P. Ketchum: Born 1802 in Camillus, Onondaga Co., NY; Died Unknown. Married (3) June 16, 1864, in Rice Co., MN, to George W. Carpenter: Born April 16, 1819, in Bethan, NJ; Died June 30, 1898, in Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN (age 79 years, 2 months, and 4 days). Buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN.
  3. David Worster Abbey: Born February 22, 1825, in Saranac, Clinton Co., NY; Died November 10, 1908, in Pine Island, Goodhue Co., MN (age 83). Buried in Pine Island Cemetery, Pine Island, Goodhue Co., MN. Married (1) October 30, 1849, in Orland, Cook Co., IL, to Harriet Elmira Dickson: Born December 4, 1831, in Millcreek, Erie Co., PA; Died September 15, 1869, in Pine Island, Goodhue Co., MN (age 37). Buried in Pine Island Cemetery, Pine Island, Goodhue Co., MN. Married (2) June 19, 1870, in Goodhue Co., MN, to Elizabeth Tompkins: Born July 12, 1838, in LeGrange, Dutchess Co., NY; Died April 17, 1926, in New Haven, Olmsted Co., MN (age 87). Buried in Pine Island Cemetery, Pine Island, Goodhue Co., MN.
  4. John Henry Abbey: Born 1829, in Saranac, Clinton Co., NY; Died 1879, in Amity, Clark Co., AR (about age 50). Married 1874, in Arkansas, to Amanda Minerva (Pettit) Gahagan: Born February 22, 1847, in Carroll, GA; Died February 13, 1936, in Prentiss Co., MS (age 88). Buried in Siloam Cemetery, Hobo Station, Prentiss Co., MS.
  5. Sarah A. Abbey: Born July 2, 1831, in Saranac, Clinton Co., NY; Died November 6, 1911, in Roseville, Kandiyohi Co., MN (age 80). Buried in Paynesville, Stearns Co., MN. Married January 28, 1851, in Frankfort, Will Co., IL, to William Henry Blasdell: Born October 18, 1814, in Stanstead Plains, Stanstead, Lower Canada (Quebec); Died April 24, 1887, in Paynesville, Stearns Co., MN (age 72). Buried in Paynesville, Stearns Co., MN.
  6. Daniel Valentine Abbey: Born June 26, 1831, in Saranac, Clinton Co., NY; Died December 17, 1906, in Honcut, Butte Co., CA (age 75). Buried in Old Oroville Cemetery, Oroville, Butte Co., CA. Married to Mary Estella Dwyre: Born April 15, 1843, in Ireland; Died December 21, 1922, in Butte Co., CA (age 79). Buried in Old Oroville Cemetery, Oroville, Butte Co., CA.
  7. James Harvey Abbey: Born 1836, in Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Died before 1880, in Unknown. Married August 6, 1855, in La Salle Co., IL, to Marguerite Jane Dwyre: Born 1840, in Ottawa, Upper Canada; Died Unknown.
  8. Louisa Abbey: Born 1838, in Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Died after 1850, in Unknown.
  9. Emmeline Melissa Abbey: Born March 12, 1841, in Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Died September 16, 1894, in Clear Lake, Polk Co., WI (age 53). Buried in El Salem Cemetery, Ubet, Polk Co., WI. Married May 24, 1857, in Kankakee Co., IL, to James Eri Strong: Born April 21, 1837, in Congress, Morrow Co., OH; Died February 22, 1902, in the Village of Berrien Springs, Berrien Co., MI (age 64). Buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Berrien Springs, Berrien Co., MI. In 1860, James and Emeline were living in Lancaster, Grant Co., WI.
  10. Esther Ann Abbey: Born about 1843 in Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Died 1884, in LaSalle Co., IL (about age 41). Married March 5, 1860, in LaSalle Co., IL, to Nicholas B. Groat: Born May 28, 1833, in Niagara Co., NY; Died February 16, 1904, in Vermilion, LaSalle Co., IL (age 70). Esther Ann (Abbey) Groat was the Executrix of the estate of her father, Samuel Abbey. Samuel Abbey's estate was valued at about $100, and Samuel made Esther his sole beneficiary.

After Susanna (Worcester) Abbey died, Samuel Abbey married Miss Mary A. Baxter.

Mary A. Baxter was born Unknown, and died after 1865, in Unknown.

Samuel Abbey and Miss Mary A. Baxter were married August 14, 1865, in Lancaster, Grant Co., WI.

Samuel Abbey and Mary A. (Baxter) Abbey had no children.

Mary A. (Baxter) Abbey deserted her husband sometime after their marriage, and did not qualify for Samuel Abbey's pension benefits.




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Ontario was known as: "Upper Canada" from December 26, 1791, to February 10, 1841; "Canada West" from February 10, 1841, to July 1, 1867; and "Ontario" after July 1, 1867.


Susanna "Anne" (Worcester) Abbey is buried Orland Memorial Park Cemetery, Orland Park, Cook Co., IL. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Samuel Abbey is buried in Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


   

George Carpenter and Rosanna Wooster "Rosa" (Abbey) (Fuller) (Ketchum) Carpenter are buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making these images available.


John Ash and Olive Elizabeth (Fuller) Ash are buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Lydia Mae (Bickell) (Carpenter) Prosser is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Samuel Abbey was born March 27, 1796, in Clarendon, Rutland Co., VT.

Susanna "Anne" Worcester was born July 6, 1798, in Plymouth, Grafton Co., NH.


Susanna "Anne" Worcester birth record.


David Ketchum was born 1802 in Camillus, NY.

George Carpenter was born April 16, 1819, in Bethan, NJ.

Newell N. Fuller was born about 1820 in Upper Canada.

Rosanna Wooster "Rosa" Abbey was born December 12, 1822, in Saranac, Clinton Co., NY.

Newell N. Fuller and Rosanna Wooster "Rosa" Abbey were married July 1, 1838, in Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada.

The 1842 Canadian, Upper Canada Census, taken in 1842 shows George Fuller is a Farmer, and is living in Cramahe Twp., Newcastle District, Northumberland Co., Upper Canada.


David Ketchum Military Record.


The 1850 U. S. Census taken on November 5, 1850, shows Rosina Fuller (age 28) born in New York, is the Head of Household, and is is living in Frankfort, Will Co., IL. Living with her are: Emily J. Fuller (age 12) born in Canada; Olive E. Fuller (age 9) born in Canada; Henry E. Fuller (age 8) born in Canada; Eveline Fuller (age 4) born in Michigan, and George E. Fuller (age 1) born in Michigan. Leigh Larson note: the Samuel Abbey family lives on the adjacent property.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on November 5, 1850, shows Samuel Abbey (age 53) born in New York, is a Farmer, and is living in Frankfort, Will Co., IL. Living with him are: Anna Abbey (age 53) born in New Hampshire; Daniel Abbey (age 17) born in New York; Louisa Abbey (age 12) born in Canada; Ameline Abbey (age 9) born in Canada; and Esther Abbey (age 7) born in Canada.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on November 5, 1850, shows David Ketchum (age 46) born in New York, and with real estate worth $3,000 is a Farmer, and is living in Frankfort, Will Co., IL. Living with him are: Almira Ketchum (age 45) born in Vermont; George R. Ketchum (age 15) born in New York; Lornig Ketchum (age 20) born in New York; Wm. Ketchum (age 13) born in New York; Mary Ketchum (age 11) born in Illinois; Henry Ketchum (age 9) born in Illinois; Alonzo Ketchum (age 7) born in Illinois; Elias Ketchum (age 5) born in Illinois; Elaser Ketchum (age 3) born in Illinois; and Charles Ketchum (age 1) born in Illinois.

David P. Ketchum and Rosanna Wooster "Rosa" (Abbey) Fuller were married January 3, 1853, in Bureau, Bureau Co., IL.

Daniel W. "Dan" Ketchum was born April, 1855, in Illinois.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on July 14, 1860, shows Rosanna Fuller (age 38) born in New York, is the Head of Household, and is living in Jackson Twp., Jackson Co., MN. Living with her are: Elizabeth Fuller (age 21) born in New York; Ezra Fuller (age 16) born in New York; Emeline Fuller (age 12) born in New York; George Fuller (age 10) born in New York; and Daniel Fuller (age 6) born in New York. Leigh Larson note: Rosanna Fuller and David Rodgers are living on adjacent farms. Daniel Fuller is Rosanna's son from her marriage to David Ketchum.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on July 14, 1860, shows David Rodgers (age 22) born in Pennsylvania, is a Farmer, and is living in Jackson Twp., Jackson Co., MN. Leigh Larson note: Rosanna Fuller and David Rodgers are living on adjacent farms.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on June 9, 1860, shows Almira Smith (age 56) born in Vermont, is the head of household, and is living in La Grange Twp., Cass Co., MI. Living with her are: Henry Ketchum (age 20) born in Illinois, a Farm Laborer; and Alonzo Ketchum (age 18) born in Illinois, a Farm Laborer.


The 1860 U. S. Census shows David Rodgers (age 22) born in Pennsylvania, and Rosanna Fuller (age 38) born in New York, are Heads of Household that are living on adjacent farms in Jackson Twp., Jackson Co., MN.


David Alexander Rodgers and Emaline Lucinda Fuller were married July 31, 1861, in Otisco Twp., Waseca Co., MN.

George Carpenter and Rosanna W. "Rosa" (Abbey) (Fuller) Ketchum were married June 16, 1864, in Rice Co., MN.

The 1865 Minnesota State Census taken on June 1, 1865, shows a male, George Carpenter is the Head of Household is living in Janesville Twp., Waseca Co., MN. Living with him are: a female, Rosana Carpenter; a male, George M. Carpenter; a female, Lovey N. Carpenter; a male, James A. Carpenter; a female, Minerva A. Carpenter; a male, George E. Fuller; a female, Emaline Rogers; a male, Daniel K. Ketchum; a male, William Rogers; and a male, David R. Rogers (listed as insane).

Samuel Abbey and Miss Mary A. Baxter were married August 14, 1865, in Lancaster, Grant Co., WI.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on August 22, 1870, shows Asa Cummins (age 70) born in Vermont, and with real estate of $400 and personal estate of $100 in living in Lancaster, Grant Co., WI. Living with him is Mary Cummins (age 68) born in Vermont, who is Keeping House.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on July 4, 1870, shows David Rogers (age 31) born January, 1836, in Iowa, and who cannot write, and with real estate of $1,000 and personal estate of $500 is a Farmer, and is living in Waterville Twp., Le Sueur Co., MN. Living with him are: Emaline Rogers (age 23) born in Michigan, who is Keeping House; William Rogers (age 6) born in Minnesota; Charles Rogers (age 1) born in Minnesota; and Mary Vanblaricon (age 58) born in Kentucky.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on July 14, 1870, shows George Carpenter (age 52) born in New York, with real estate of $1.200 and personal estate of $950 is a Farmer, and is living in Janesville Twp., Waseca Co., MN. Living with him are: a male, George M. Carpenter (age 16) born in Illinois; a female, Lovey H. Carpenter (age 14) born in Illinois; a female, Minerva A. Carpenter (age 12) born in Illinois; a male, George Emerson (age 20) born in Illinois, a Laborer; a male, David Ketchum (age 18) born in Illinois, a Laborer; a male, Francis D. Carpenter (age 4) born in Minnesota; and a female, Rosanna Carpenter (age 49) born in New York, who is Keeping House.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on July 15, 1870, shows John Ash (age 39) born in England, with real estate of $2,400 and personal estate of $850 is a Farmer, and is living in Janesville Twp., Waseca Co., MN. Living with him are: Olive E. Ash (age 31) born in Canada, who is Keeping House; Ella J. Ash (age 6) born in Minnesota; and Emeline L. Ash (age 4) born in Minnesota.

Mary A. (Baxter) Abbey deserted her husband sometime after their marriage, and did not qualify for Samuel Abbey's pension benefits.


The War of 1812 Pension record shows that in 1871 Samuel Abbey was living in Lancaster, Grant Co., WI.


Sometime after 1871, Samuel Abbey removed from Lancaster, Grant Co., WI, to Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN.

The 1875 Minnesota State Census taken on June, 1875, shows George Carpenter (age 56) born in New York to Pennsylvania and Vermont-born parents, is living in Janesville Twp., Waseca Co., MN. Living with him are: a female, Rosana Carpenter (age 53) born in New York to Connecticut-born parents; and a male, Francis Carpenter (age 9) born in Minnesota to Connecticut and New York-born parents; and a female, Rasine Oscar: born in New York to France and New York-born parents.

The 1875 Minnesota State Census taken on June, 1875, shows David Rogers (age 37) born in Ohio to Vermont and Pennsylvania-born parents, is living in Waterville Twp., Le Sueur Co., MN. Living with him are: Eveline Rogers (age 26) born in Michigan; William Rogers (age 12) born in Minnesota; Charles Rogers (age 5) born in Minnesota to Ohio and Michigan-born parents; Ellen Rogers (age 3) born in Minnesota to Ohio and Michigan-born parents; a female Infant Rogers (age 0) born in Minnesota to Ohio and Michigan-born parents; and Daniel Ketchener (age 20) born in Illinois to Ohio and Michigan-born parents.

On June 28, 1878, Samuel Abbey removed from Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN, to the North-Western Branch of the National Home for Disabled Vol. Soldiers, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee Co., WI.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 8, 1880, shows George Carpenter (age 62) born in New York to Rhode Island and Vermont-born parents, is a married Farmer with Rheumatism, and is living in Janesville Twp., Waseca Co., MN. Living with him are: his wife, Rosana Carpenter (age 60) born in New York to Vermont and New Hampshire-born parents, who is Keeping House; and his unmarried son, Francis D. Carpenter (age 14) born in Minnesota to Vermont and New York-born parents.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 15, 1880, shows David Ketcham (age 25) born in Illinois to Blank and Illinois-born parents, is a married Farmer, and is living in Elmo Twp., Otter Tail Co., MN. Living with him are: his wife, Estella Ketcham (age 19) born in Minnesota to France and Minnesota-born parents, who is Keeping House; his son, Frank Ketcham (age 2) born in Minnesota to Illinois and Minnesota-born parents; his son, Clarence Ketcham (age 9/12, August) born in Minnesota to Illinois and Minnesota-born parents; and an unmarried male Servant, James Nowtna (age 22) born in Bohemia to Bohemian-born parents, a Farm Laborer.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 17, 1880, shows David Rogers (age 42) born in Ohio to Maine and Pennsylvania-born parents, and who cannot read and cannot write, is a Farmer, and is living in Waterville Twp., Le Sueur Co., MN. Living with him are: his wife, Eveline Rogers (age 32) born in Michigan to Canadian and New York-born parents, who is Keeping House, who is Keeping House; his son, William Rogers (age 17) born in Minnesota to Ohio and Michigan-born parents; Daisy Rogers (age 14) born in Minnesota; Wm. Rogers (age 32) born in Minnesota, a Farmer; Charles Rogers (age 8) born in Minnesota; Mabel Rogers (age 5) born in Minnesota; and Ethel Rogers (age 14) born in Minnesota.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 5, 1880, shows John Ash (age 45) born in England to English-born parents, is a married Farmer, and is living in Janesville Twp., Waseca Co., MN. Living with him are: his wife, Elizabeth O. Ash (age 39) born in Canada to New York-born parents, who is Keeping House; his daughter, Ella Ash (age 16) born in Minnesota to English and Canadian-born parents; his daughter, Emiline L. Ash (age 14) born in Minnesota to English and Canadian-born parents; his daughter, Rosana Ash (age 8) born in Minnesota to English and Canadian-born parents; his daughter, his daughter, Nellie M. Ash (age 6/12, November) born in Minnesota to English and Canadian-born parents; and an unmarried Boarder, Orrson Hudson (age 23) born in Wisconsin to New York-born parents, a Laborer.

Samuel Abbey created his Last Will and Testament on October 6, 1881, at the Home for Disabled Soldiers, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee Co., WI. Please note that he could not write his signature, which an "X" was used in its place.


Samuel Abbey Last Will and Testament. Please click on the picture for the PDF file.


Samuel Abbey died April 16, 1883, at the Home for Disabled Soldiers, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee Co., WI, at age 87. Buried in Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI.


       

Samuel Abbey Death Record.


The 1885 Minnesota State Census taken on June, 1885, shows Geo. Carpenter (age 66) born in New York, is living in Janesville Twp., Waseca Co., MN. Living with him are: Rosana Carpenter (age 64) born in New York; and a male, Francis Carpenter (age 19) born in Minnesota.

The 1895 Minnesota State Census taken on June 24, 1895, shows a married male, Geo. Carpenter (age 77) born in New York, and who has resided in Minnesota for 34 years, and has resided in this District for 34 years, is a Farmer, and is living in Janesville Twp., Waseca Co., MN. Living with him is a married female, Rosanna Carpenter (age 73) born in New York. His married son and family, Francis Carpenter lives on the adjacent property.

The 1895 Minnesota State Census taken on June 3, 1895, shows David Ketchum (age 40) born in Illinois, and who has lived in Minnesota for 35 years and 3 months, and has lived in this district for 30 years, is a married Laborer, and is living in the Village of Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN. Living with him are: his wife, Stella Ketchum (age 35) born in Minnesota, and who has lived in Minnesota for 35 years and 8 months, and has lived in this district for 35 years; a male, Frank Ketchum (age 18) born in Minnesota, and who has lived in Minnesota for 18 years and 6 months, and has lived in this district for 18 years, a Laborer; a male, Clarance Ketchum (age 16) born in Minnesota, and who has lived in Minnesota for 16 years and 6 months, and has lived in this district for 16 years; a female, Emiline Ketchum (age 14) born in Minnesota, and who has lived in Minnesota for 14 years and 3 months, and has lived in this district for 14 years; a female, Addie Ketchum (age 11) born in Minnesota, and who has lived in Minnesota for 11 years and 4 months, and has lived in this district for 11 years; a female, Achie Ketchum (age 9) born in Minnesota, and who has lived in Minnesota for 9 years and 7 months, and has lived in this district for 9 years; a female, Ethel Ketchum (age 6) born in Minnesota, and who has lived in Minnesota for 6 years and 5 months, and has lived in this district for 6 years; a female, Else Ketchum (age 3) born in Minnesota, and who has lived in Minnesota for 3 years and 1 month, and has lived in this district for 3 years; and a female, Arthur Ketchum (age 1) born in Minnesota, and who has lived in Minnesota for 1 years and 2 months, and has lived in this district for 1 years.

The 1895 Minnesota State Census taken on June 3, 1895, shows David Rogers (age 59) born in Ohio, and who was a Soldier or Sailor in the War of Rebellion, is a Farmer, and is living in Waterville Twp., Le Sueur Co., MN. Living with him are: Emmeline Rogers (age 48) born in Michigan; Frank Rogers (age 20) born in Minnesota; Daisy Rogers (age 14) born in Minnesota; Wm. Rogers (age 32) born in Minnesota, a Farmer; Charles Rogers (age 8) born in Minnesota; Mabel Rogers (age 5) born in Minnesota; and Ethel Rogers (age 14) born in Minnesota.

Alma (Culp) Carpenter died January 16, 1896, in Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN, at age 33. Buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN.


The Elysian Enterprise, Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN, January 17, 1896

Mrs. Geo. Carpenter died last night of premature child-birth, the result of a fall, aged 33 years. She leaves a husband and five small children who have the sympathy of the community in their loss of a faithful wife and loving mother. Funeral service ill be held at the home northwest of town, at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning.


George W. Carpenter died June 30, 1898, in Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN, at age 79 years, 2 months, and 4 days. Buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN.


The Elysian Enterprise, Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN, July 7, 1898

Mr. Geo. Carpenter Sr. died on Thursday June 30, of asthma, at the home of his son Francis, west of town, aged 79 years 2 months and 4 days. Deceased was born at Bethan, N. J., April 16, 1819. He removed from Genesee county to Alaghany county, and from there to Warren, Ill., where he married Henrietta Olls. Six children were born to them, five of whom are living. In 1861, he moved to Minnesota where he married Mrs. Rosana Ketcham, they having one son born to them who with his mother survive him. Mr. Carpenter was a kind and considerate husband and father, and has gone to rest ripe in years leaving behind the golden legacy of a good name.


The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 9, 1900, shows David Rogrs (age 64) born January, 1836, in Ohio to Maine-born parents, and first married at age 39, is a married Farmer who owns his farm free of a mortgage, and is living in Waterville Twp., Le Sueur Co., MN. Living with him are: his wife, Emaline Rogrs (age 52) born December, 1847, in Michigan to New York-born parents, and first married at age 30, and with 4 of the 8 children born to her still alive; his unmarried son, Frank A. Rogrs (age 25) born December, 1874, in Minnesota to Ohio and Michigan-born parents, a Farm Laborer; and his unmarried daughter, Dasie Rogrs (age 19) born August, 1880, in Minnesota to Ohio and Michigan-born parents.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 21, 1900, shows Daniel Ketchum (age 45) born April, 1855, in Illinois to United States-born parents, is a married Fisherman, and who rents his home, and is living in the Village of Eden Valley, Eden Lake Twp., Le Sueur Co., MN. Living with him are: his wife of 23 years, Estella Ketchum (age 40) born May, 1840, in Minnesota to French Canadian and United States-born parents, with 8 of the 9 children born to her still alive; his daughter, Ella Ketchum (age 14) born April, 1886, in Minnesota to Illinois and Minnesota-born parents; his daughter, Ethel Ketchum (age 11) born January, 1889, in Minnesota to Illinois and Minnesota-born parents; his son, Arthur Ketchum (age 6) born February, 1894, in Minnesota to Illinois and Minnesota-born parents; and his son, Lawrence Ketchum (age 2) born October, 1897, in Minnesota to Illinois and Minnesota-born parents.

Rosanna "Rosa" (Abbey) (Fuller) Carpenter died March 29, 1904, in Janesville, Waseca Co., MN, at age 81. Buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN.

The 1905 Minnesota State Census taken on June, 1905, shows David A. Rogers (age 68) born in Ohio to Maine and Ohio-born parents, and having lived in Minnesota for 44 years, and lived in this district for 42 years, is a Farmer, and is living in Waterville Twp., Le Sueur Co., MN. Living with him are: Eveline L. Rogers (age 57) born in Canada to Did Not Know-born parents, and having lived in Minnesota for 44 years, and lived in this district for 42 years, a Housewife; and a female, Thankful D. Rogers (age 24) born in Minnesota to Ohio and Canadian-born parents, and having lived in Minnesota for 24 years, and lived in this district for 24 years and 9 months.

The 1905 Minnesota State Census taken on June 8, 1905, shows Danial Ketcham (age 50) born in Ohio to Ohio-born parents, and having lived in Minnesota for 42 years, 0 months, and lived in this district for 7 years 2 months, is a Fisher, and is living in Eden Lake Twp., Stearns Co., MN. Living with him are: a female, Estella M. Ketchum (age 45) born in Minnesota to Massachusetts and New York-born parents, and having lived in Minnesota for 45 years, 1 month, and lived in this district for 7 years 3 months, a Housekeeper; a female, Ethel Ketchum (age 16) born in Minnesota to Ohio and Minnesota-born parents, and having lived in Minnesota for 16 years, 5 months, and lived in this district for 7 years 3 months, a Housekeeper; a male, Arthur D. Ketchum (age 10) born in Minnesota to Ohio and Minnesota-born parents, and having lived in Minnesota for 10 years, 3 months, and lived in this district for 7 years 3 months; a male, Lawrence L. Ketchum (age 7) born in Minnesota to Ohio and Minnesota-born parents, and having lived in Minnesota for 7 years, 6 months, and lived in this district for 7 years 3 months; and a male, Edmond Ketchum (age 4) born in Minnesota to Ohio and Minnesota-born parents, and having lived in Minnesota for 4 years, 6 months, and lived in this district for 4 years 6.

George M. Carpenter died May 4, 1907, in Janesville, Waseca Co., MN, at age 52. Buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN.


The Janesville Argus, Janesville, Waseca Co., MN, May 8, 1907

DIED SUDDENLY.

George Carpenter passes Away in This Place Saturday Evening.

George Carpenter died very suddenly Saturday last in this place shortly after six o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. H. Moutner.
The deceased had been upon the street during the day. At three o'clock in the afternoon he talked with parties as to his health, stating that he was feeling quite well. He went to his daughter's home and talked as usual, repeating the statement that he felt well. He sat down and while his daughter was absent for a moment dropped into unconsciousness. A physician was sent for and he subsequently revived. About six o'clock he went from the lounge to his bed and in five minutes was dead. Heart disease was the cause.
Two weeks ago the deceased was taken with heart trouble and it wad thought at that time he would not survive. However, he got better and came to this place to remain temporarily. His home was in Elysian
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The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 21, 1910, shows David Rodgers (age 74) born in Ohio to Vermont and Pennsylvania-born parents is a married Farmer of his Own Farm, and who owns his farm free of a mortgage, and is living in Waterville Twp., Le Sueur Co., MN. Living with him are: his wife of 49 year, Evalyne Rodgers (age 63) born in Michigan to English Canadian and New York-born parents, with 4 of the 8 children born to her still alive; and his unmarried daughter, Daisy Rodgers (age 25) born in Minnesota to Ohio and Michigan-born parents. Leigh Larson note: Frank Rodgers and family live on the adjacent farm.

Francis DeForest Carpenter died May 25, 1911, in Janesville, Waseca Co., MN, at about age 45. Buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN.


The Janesville Argus, Janesville, Waseca Co., MN, May 31, 1911

Mr. Francis Carpenter, of the west shore, died very suddenly on Thursday afternoon in the field where he had gone to plant corn. The remains were interred in the Elysian cemetery on Sunday. Rev. Westhover of the Methodist church officiating.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 13, 1920, shows David Rogers (age 84) born in Ohio to Pennsylvania-born parents is a widower who owns his farm free of a mortgage, and is living in Waterville Twp., Le Sueur Co., MN. Living with him is his unmarried daughter, Daisy T. Rogers (age 35) born in Minnesota to Ohio and Michigan-born parents. Leigh Larson note: Frank A. Rogers and family live on the adjacent farm.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 18, 1930, shows Danial V. Ketchem (age 74) born in Illinois to Pennsylvania and Illinois-born parents is a married Head of Household, and who is renting his home for $5/month, and is living on Koronia Avenue, Village of Paynesville, Stearns Co., MN. Living with him are: his wife of 21 years, Millie F. Ketchem (age 54) born in Minnesota to Illinois-born parents;  daughter, Eleanora S. Ketchem (age 13) born in Minnesota to Illinois and Minnesota-born parents.

Minerva A. Carpenter died April 10, 1920, in Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN, at age 62. Buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN.


The Elysian Enterprise, Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN, April 16, 1920

Mrs. H. A. Prosser died at her home in the village April 10th after an illness of three months from neuralgia of the heart. The deceased, whose maiden name was Minerva Carpenter, was born at Warren, Ill., February 6, 1858, and was 62 years.


Henry Albert Prosser died September 21, 1932, in Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN, at age 83. Buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN.


The Elysian Enterprise, Elysian, Le Sueur Co., MN, July 22, 1932

H. A. Prosser Buried Friday

Deceased Had Been in Failing Health for Some Time. Was Respected Resident of Village
Henry Albert Prosser was born May 20, 1849, at Butternut Corners, Ohio, and came to Minnesota in 1865. He was married on Nov. 4, 1874 to Minerva Carpenter. Five children were born to them three of whom survive; Clarence and Henry of Elysian, and Mrs. Roy Snell of Austin. Grace died on Nov. 19, 1904; Lula died on Aug. 12, 1922; Mrs. Prosser passed away April 10, 1920. There are three grandchildren: William Ellingwood, Howard Chatfield and Richard Snell, all of Austin. Moving to Ohio in 1884, he returned two years later. In 1897 he moved to Wisconsin, and lived there eleven years, when he again returned to Minnesota, settling on a farm southwest of Elysian and in 1909 moved into the village, where he had since resided. He passed peacefully in his sleep at 3 a. m. Sept. 21. He had been in failing health for the past ten years, and the last two years an invalid. Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Prosser were with him at the time of his death. He was the last of his family. Services were held at the residence Friday afternoon, Rev. Westhaver officiating, and interment was made in Cedar Hill cemetery. Pallbearers were N. G. Warburton, J. E. Keil, J. D. Warburton, C. N. Smith, P. R. Simon, David Jewell
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George E. Fuller married February 18, 1874, in Janesville, Waseca Co., MN, to Millisa A. Bradt.

Birth: 1851

Death: Jan. 12, 1912, Waterville, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, USA

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Emerson Fuller dropped dead at the E. D. Carpenter farm south of town last Friday shortly after noon. He had been cutting wood there during the morning and was about as usual up to the hour of his death, which was caused by heart trouble. He was buried Sunday afternoon, Rev. Westhaver reading prayer at the grave.
Waterville Sentinel, 1-26-1912 

 

 

Birth: 1862

Death: Jan. 16, 1903

The death of Mrs. Emerson Fuller, living across the line in Waseca county, occurred last Friday morning, from consumption. She leaves a husband and several small children.
Waseca County Herald, 1-23-1903

Her name is Addie Mills.

Birth: May 27, 1899, Elysian, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, USA

Death: Nov. 30, 1966, Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA

 

Viola was born on October 5, 1923, to George and Mary (Fuller) Rodgers in Waterville, Minnesota.

Birth: Oct. 5, 1923, Waterville, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, USA

Death: Aug. 12, 2001, Hermantown, St. Louis County, Minnesota, USA

 


The Janesville Argus, Janesville, Waseca Co., MN, September 16, 1908

Birth: 1832
Somerset, England

Death: Sep. 10, 1908
Janesville
Waseca County
Minnesota, USA

DEATH OF AN AGED CITIZEN

John Ash, A Pioneer, Passes Away At His Home In This Place Deceased Was An Invalid For Several Years Funeral At M. E. Church

FUNERAL WAS HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON

John Ash, an aged and respected citizen, passed away at the family home in this place shortly after 7 o'clock Thursday evening, following a prolonged illness. Some four years ago the deceased was stricken with paralysis. His whole left side was affected. As time went on other similar strokes followed still further reducing his physical and metal being until he became practically a helpless invalid. During the long and weary months his constant companion was his daughter, Mrs. D. R. Randall, who cared for him with a tender devotion that is the fruit only of a daughter's affection and love. The ceaseless vigil occupied her whole time and attention to the exclusion of all other things and all other considerations. What sacrifices it meant and what sacrifices it involved may never be known. If recompense comes it will be with the consciousness of duty well performed and in the satisfaction of being permitted to contribute to the comfort of a loved parent in his declining years and his last days. This is a great privilege notwithstanding its trials and perplexities, it heartaches and sorrows.

On the Sunday morning preceding his death, Mr. Ash was found to be in a dying condition. His entire body seemed to be paralyzed and it was apparent that the end was not far off. He fell into a comatose condition from which he did not rally until the end came.

Mr. Ash was born at Sommersetshire, England, 76 years ago. He came from a family of fourteen children all of whom passed away when they were young, with the exception of three brothers and one sister. When 21 years of age Mr. Ash came to America, a brother and sister having preceded him and the other following soon after. He settled in Wisconsin where he remained four years when he came to Minnesota where he located six miles northwest of Janesville. Here he developed a fine farm. After coming to Minnesota he married Olive Elizabeth Fuller. Eight children were born to them, four dying in infancy. He moved to Janesville eight years ago. His wife died two years ago. The surviving children are: Mrs. M. B;. Randall, Mrs. D. R. Randall, and Mrs. E. Orcutt. He leaves also two brothers, R. Ash, of this place, and Joseph Ash of Greenland, and fourteen grandchildren to mourn his loss.

In his life Mr. Ash reflected the man of stern integrity, uprightness of character and a reputation untarnished before the world.
The funeral was conducted Sunday afternoon at the M. E. Church, Rev. W. I,. Kern, officiating.

The remains were laid to rest in the Janesville cemetery (Cedar Hill Cemetery - sic).

Contributed by S. R. Allen


 

Birth: Apr. 16, 1819
New Jersey, USA

Death: Jun. 30, 1908
Elysian
Le Sueur County
Minnesota, USA

Mr. Geo. Carpenter Sr. died on Thursday June 30, of asthma, a the home of his son Francis, west of town, aged 79 years 2 months and 4 days. Deceased was born at Bethan, N. J., April 16, 1819. He removed from Genesee county to Alaghany county, and from there to Warren, Ill., where he married Henrietta Olls. Six children were born to them, five of whom are living. In 1861, he moved to Minnesota where he married Mrs. Rosana Ketcham, they having one son born to them who with his mother survive him. Mr. Carpenter was a kind and considerate husband and father, and has gone to rest ripe in years leaving behind the golden legacy of a good name.
Elysian Enterprise 7-8-1908


Birth: Jan. 19, 1892, Elysian, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, USA

Death: Nov. 11, 1896, Elysian, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, USA

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Elsie, the little five year-old daughter of D. Ketcham died on Wednesday morning of pneumonia. About ten days ago the child was taken with an attack of croup when Dr. Schulze was called and she appeared to rapidly recover, but on Sunday she had a relapse and pneumonia set in from which she died. The family have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement.
Elysian Enterprise, 11-13-1896 


 

 

VETERAN RESIDENT IS CALLED BEYOND

Francis Brossard Was Resident of this County Since 1859. Funeral Was Held Saturday.

Francis Brossard, a pioneer resident of this county departed this life last Friday morning at the home of his son, F. E. Brossard living just north of town. His death resulted from cancer of the stomach. The deceased was 84 years of age. He had been a resident of this county since 1859. The deceased was born at Lennox, Massachusetts, February 18, 1833. He was of French ancestry, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Brossard. He lived in Lennox for a period of eighteen years, and then came with his parents to Fall River, Wis., where the family lived for eight years. They moved to Iosco, this county, in the summer of 1859, settling on a homestead in Iosco. The subject of this sketch made his home there until his marriage to Miss Jane Davis, when they went on a homestead where the Iverson farm is located three miles north of town. Two children were born to this union, one of whom was Mrs. D. Ketchem of Eden Valley, now deceased, and the other was William Brossard of St. Paul. On May 3, 1863, Mr. Brossard was married to Miss Mary E. Rice of this county. They were the parents of one son, F. E. Brossard of Woodville. His second wife died March 18, 1901. Since her death Mr. Brossard has made his home with his son, F. E. Brossard, with the exception of a few years spent at Waterville, Elysian and Rice Lake, Wis.
Besides his two sons he leaves the following brothers and sisters to mourn his loss: Augustus Brossard of Stearns county, Edward Brossard of Sedro Wooley, Wash., Joseph Brossard of Colorado, Mrs. D. T. Ballard of Sedro Wooley, Wash., Mrs. J. E. Jones of Hinsdale, Mont., and Mrs. Ardel Brossard of Chicago. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, the local Methodist pastor, officiating. The remains were placed in the vault at Woodville cemetery. Those from out of town in attendance at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. William Brossard of St. Paul, and Richard Brossard of Eden Valley. The deceased was a man of much intelligence and honesty. He performed well his share in the task of converting this region into the splendid community that it is today. Many friends mourn his loss.

Waseca Journal Radical 3-7-1917

Contributed by S. R. Allen