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Thomas Monroe "Tom" Blake was born August 23, 1831, in Martinsburg, Bedford (Blair) Co., PA, and died October 6, 1912, in Town of Fontanelle, Summerset Twp., Adair Co., IA, at age 81. Buried in Lot 18, Yale Cemetery, Cass Twp., Guthrie Co., IA. He is the son of Burdine Blake Sr. of Washington Co., MD, and Mazey Ann Simpkins of Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD. 

Anna G. "Ann" Lamberton was born about 1838 in New York, and died about 1862 in Illinois or Pennsylvania, at about age 23. She is the daughter of David Henry Lamberton Sr. of New York, and Elizabeth Unknown of New York. She is the brother of David Henry Lamberton Jr. (Born Nov. 12, 1839, in New York city, NY; Died November 14, 1899, in Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL).

Thomas Monroe "Tom" Blake and Anna G. "Ann" Lamberton were married April 22, 1856, in Muscoda, Grant Co., WI.

Thomas Monroe "Tom" Blake and Anna G. "Ann" (Lamberton) Blake had at least two children:

  1. Hubert Lamberton Blake: Born June 18, 1857, in Richland Co., WI; Died August 26, 1941, in Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IA (age 84). Buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West, Dubuque Co., IA. Married December 24, 1888, in Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IA, to Bridget Ann "Annie" Van Blaricom: Born May, 1867, in Minnesota; Died March 11, 1920, in Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IA (age 52). Buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Key West, Dubuque Co., IA.
  2. Clarence Blake: Born about 1858 in Jo Daviess Co., IL; Died 1860-1865 in Jo Daviess Co., IL.

It is possible that Anna G. "Ann" (Lamberton) Blake died about 1862 in Illinois, Maryland or Pennsylvania.

Thomas Monroe "Tom" Blake then married Mary Ella Barkman.

Mary Ella Barkman was born January 29, 1841, near Hagerstown, Washington  Co., MD, and died October 15, 1900, in Yale, Guthrie Co., IA, at age 59. Buried in Yale Cemetery, Cass Twp., Guthrie Co., IA. She is the daughter of David Barkman of Boonsboro, Washington Co., MD, and Rebecca Guyton of Washington Co., MD.

Thomas Monroe "Tom" Blake and Mary Ella Barkman were married August 28, 1863, in Carroll Co., MD.

Thomas Monroe "Tom" Blake and Mary Ella (Barkman) Blake had at least four children:

  1. Orren E. Blake: Born July, 1864, in Warren, Jo Daviess Co., IL; Died 1915-1925 in Iowa. Married (1) March 16, 1892, in Ida Grove, Ida Co., IA, to Julia Dewey: Born May 30, 1870, in Allegan, Allegan Co., MI; Died 1956 in Unknown at about age 86. Buried in Oaklawn Cemetery, Centreville, Wilkinson Co., MS. Divorced before 1895 in Ada Co., IA. Married (2) January 1, 1896, in the Town of Stone Lake, Storm Lake Twp., Buena Vista Co., IA, to Clara H. Freyman: Born January, 1875, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL; Died Thursday, December 11, 1952, in a hospital, Seattle, King Co., WA (age 77).
  2. Frances Gertrude Blake: Born October 26, 1865, in Warren, Jo Daviess Co., IL; Died September 26, 1947, in St Anthony's Hospital, Carroll, Carroll Co., IA (age 82). Buried in Coon Rapids Cemetery, Coon Rapids, Union Twp., Carroll Co., IA. Married April 20, 1887, in Silver Twp., Cherokee Co., IA, to Thomas Howard Unger: Born in March 26, 1860, in Jordan Twp., Lycoming Co., PA; Died November 27, 1913, in Coon Rapids, Union Twp., Carroll Co., IA (age 53). Buried in Coon Rapids Cemetery, Coon Rapids, Union Twp., Carroll Co., IA.
  3. Vernon Frederick Blake: Born October, 1868, in Warren, Jo Daviess Co., IL; Died May 5, 1930, at 1003 South 22nd Street, 4th Ward, City of Omaha, Douglas Co., NE (age 61). Married (1) September 13, 1894, in Cherokee, IA, to Ula Mae Lee: Born March, 1876, in Ohio; Died Unknown. Divorced. Married (2) December 26, 1906, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA, to Mary Jane "Mamie" (McChesney) (Sturm) Gitt: Born about 1869 in Iowa; Died after January 18, 1951, probably in Lincoln, NE (about age 82). Divorced about 1912 in Omaha, NE.
  4. Anna Ethel Blake: Born December 1871 in Warren, Jo Daviess Co., IL; Died July 13, 1922, in Alva, Woods Co., OK (age 50). Married January 27, 1892, in Ida Grove, Ida Co., IA, to Joseph Harrison Bagenstos: Born September 7, 1865, in Belle Plaine, Benton Co., IA; Died July 15, 1941, in Alva, Woods Co., OK (age 75).

Mary Ella (Barkman) Blake died October 15, 1900, in Yale, Cass Twp., Guthrie Co., IA, at age 59. Buried in Lot 18, Yale Cemetery, Cass Twp., Guthrie Co., IA.

Thomas Monroe "Tom" Blake then married a widow, Emma E. (Mingus) Blair.

Emma Elizabeth Mingus was first married to A. Robert Blair.

A. Robert Blair was born June 26, 1827, in Nova Scotia, and died February 11, 1906, in the Town of Fontanelle, Summerset Twp., Adair Co., IA, at age 78. Buried in Fontanelle Cemetery, Fontanelle, Adair Co., IA. He is the son of Unknown parents of Nova Scotia.

Marinda McComber was born 1829 in Ohio and died 1861 in Illinois. She is the daughter of Unknown.

A. Robert Blair and Marinda McComber were married November 11, 1846, in Henry Co., IL.

A. Robert Blair and Marinda (McComber) Blair had five children:

  1. Lewis Blair: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.
  2. Blanch Adell Blair: Born Unknown; Died Unknown. Married March 6, 1872, in Louisa, IA, to John A. Haines: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.
  3. Mary Blair: Born about 1847 in Lewistown, IL; Died Unknown. Married (1) to Unknown McClean: Born Unknown; Died Unknown. Married (2) November 12, 1891, in Adair, IA, to James W. Bachus: Born about 1846 in Oxford, IL; Died Unknown.
  4. William Nathan Blair: Born about 1859 in Lewiston, IL; Died 1928 in Unknown. Married June 22, 1892, in Adair, IA, to Anna S. Doane: Born 1869 in Leon, IA; Died December 29, 1945, in Iowa (age 77).
  5. Unknown Blair: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.

After Marinda (McComber) Blair died, A. Robert Blair married Emma Elizabeth Mingus.

Emma Elizabeth Mingus was born May 17, 1841, in Wellsburg, Brooke Co., WV, and died May 4, 1927, in the Town of Fontanelle, Adair Co., IA, at age 85. Buried in Fontanelle Cemetery, Fontanelle, Adair Co., IA. She is the daughter of Levi Mingus of New York, and Anna/Emma E. Thomas of Ohio.

A. Robert Blair and Emma Elizabeth Mingus were married January 26, 1861, in Henry Co., IL.

A. Robert Blair and Emma Elizabeth (Mingus) Blair had eleven children:

  1. Ella Jane Blair: Born November 1863 in Henry Co., IL, Died Unknown. Married September 30, 1890, in the Town of Fontanelle, Summerset Twp., Adair Co., IA, to Lake Austin Brink: Born June 9, 1864, in Carroll Co., IL; Died May 29, 1917, in the Town of Fontanelle, Summerset Twp., Adair Co., IA (age 52).
  2. Celia Blair: Born about 1865; Died Unknown. Married to Unknown Ford: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.
  3. Minnie R. Blair: Born January 15, 1868, in Henry Co., IL; Died February 26, 1944, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL (age 76). Buried in Silver City Cemetery, Silver City, Mills Co., IA. Married March 18, 1891, to James William Bryant: Born December 13, 1867, in Illinois; Died October 21, 1923, in Mills Co., IA (age 55). Buried in Silver City Cemetery, Silver City, Mills Co., IA.
  4. Elmer Daniel Blair: Born October 21, 1868, in Oxford, Mercer Co., IL; Died April 19, 1926, in the Town of Fontanelle, Summerset Twp., Adair Co., IA (age 57). Married December 22, 1890, in the Town of Fontanelle, Summerset Twp., Adair Co., IA, to Sarah Elizabeth Dents/Lents: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.
  5. Rose Belle Blair: Born about 1871 in Oxford, Mercer Co., IL; Died Unknown. Married November 12, 1890, in the Town of Fontanelle, Summerset Twp., Adair Co., IA, to Christopher Hatfield: Born about 1871 in De Witt, IA; Died Unknown. She lived in Kansas City in 1927.
  6. Roy A. Blair: Born 1878 in Mercer Co., IL; Died 1912 in Unknown (about age 34). Married December 19, 1901, in Adair, IA, to Brenna V. Power: Born about 1884 in Adams Co., IA; Died Unknown.
  7. Grace M. Blair: Born 1884 in Illinois; Died Unknown. Married October 25, 1905, in the Town of Fontanelle, Summerset Twp., Adair Co., IA, to Arlie E. Jarvis: Born about 1886 in Adair Co., IA in Iowa; Unknown.

A. Robert Blair died February 11, 1906, in the Town of Fontanelle, Summerset Twp., Adair Co., IA, at age 78.

Thomas Monroe "Tom" Blake and Emma E. (Mingus) Blair were married January 1, 1908, in Creston, Union Co., IA.

Thomas Monroe "Tom" Blake and Emma Elizabeth (Mingus) (Blair) Blake had no children.




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Thomas Monroe "Tom" Blake and Mary Ella (Barkman) Blake are buried in Yale Cemetery, Cass Twp., Guthrie Co., IA. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


A. Robert Blair and Emma Elizabeth (Mingus) (Blair) Blake are buried in Fontanelle Cemetery, Fontanelle, Adair Co., IA. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Emma Elizabeth (Mingus) (Blair) Blake Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic Marker in Fontanelle Cemetery, Fontanelle, Adair Co., IA. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


A. Robert Blair was born June 26, 1827, in Nova Scotia.

Marinda McComber/Moore was born 1829 in Ohio.

Thomas Monroe "Tom" Blake was born August 23, 1831, in Martinsburg, Bedford (Blair) Co., PA.

Anna G. "Ann" Lamberton was born about 1838 in New York

Mary Ella Barkman was born January 29, 1841, in Washington Co., MD.

Emma Elizabeth Mingus was born May 17, 1841, in Wellsburg, Brooke Co., WV.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on September 4, 1850 shows Jacob Hamelton (age 25) born in Pennsylvania and married within the year is a Carpenter and is living in Loretto Borough, Cambria Co., PA. Living with him is Rebecca J. Hamelton (age 23) born in Pennsylvania and married within the year. Also living in the household are: James Loppes (age 23) born in Pennsylvania, a Blacksmith; and Thomas Blake (age 18) born in Pennsylvania, a Laborer. Leigh Larson note: Rebecca J. (Blake) Hamilton is the sister of Thomas M. Blake.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on August 23, 1850, shows William H. Shill (age 26) born in New York with real estate of $1,278 is a Farmer and is living in Cape Vincent, Jefferson Co., NY. Living with him are the following, all born in New York: Mary Jane Shill (age 22); Martha Shill (age 2); Lorinda Shill (age 1); David H. Lamberton (age 15), a Laborer; Anna G. Lamberton (age 12); Jacob Shill (age 58), a Laborer; and Esther Shill (age 50). Leigh Larson note: William H. Shill married Mary Jane Zimmerman. Thomas M. "Tom" Blake married Anna G. "Ann" Lamberton in Wisconsin in 1856. Henry D. Lamberton and Anna G. "Ann" (Lamberton) Blake are brother and sister. The reason the Lamberton brother and sister were living with the Shill family in 1850 is unknown.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on September 2, 1850, shows Robert Blair (age 23) born in Nova Scotia with real estate of $250 is a Shoe Maker and is living in Lewistown, Fulton Co., IL. Living with him is Marinda Blair (age 21) born in Ohio. Also there is one Blair child: Mary E. Blair (age 6/12) born in Illinois.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on August 22, 1850, shows David Barkman (age 49) born in Maryland with real estate of $230 is a Shoemaker and is living in District No. 1, Washington Co., MD. Living with him are the following, all born in Maryland: Rebecca Barkman (age 45); David Barkman (age 10); Mary E. Barkman (age 8); Martha Barkman (age 6); Laura J. Barkman (age 4); and Sarah Klingen (age 68).


Land Records

BLAKE               THOMAS         M 1855 Richland                     40.0000
BLAKE               THOMAS         M 1855 Richland                     40.0000
BLAKE               THOMAS         M 1855 Richland                     80.0000
BLAKE               THOMAS         M 1857 Richland                     80.0000

   

   


Thomas Monroe "Tom" Blake and Anna G. "Ann" Lamberton were married April 22, 1856, in Muscoda, Grant Co., WI.


Thomas Monroe "Tom" Blake and Anna G. "Ann" Lamberton Marriage Record.


The 1860 U. S. Census taken on August 7, 1860 shows Thos. Blake (age 29) born in Pennsylvania with real estate of $800 and Personal Property of $100 is a Farmer living in Courtland Township, Warren Post Office, Jo Daviess Co., IL. Living with him is his wife, Ann Blake (age 21) born in New York. Also there are his two children: Hubert Blake (age 2) born in Wisconsin; and Clarence Blake (age 1) born in Illinois. Leigh Larson note: The Thos. Blake and the Wm. H. Shill families are located on adjacent farms. Leigh Larson note: Thomas M. "Tom" Blake had already married Anna G. "Ann" Lamberton in Muscoda, Grant Co., WI, in 1856. Henry D. Lamberton and Anna G. "Ann" (Lamberton) Blake are brother and sister.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on August 7, 1860, shows Wm. H. Shill (age 34) born in New York with real estate of $200 and personal estate of $300 is a Farmer and is living in Courtland Twp., Jo Daviess Co., IL. Living with him are: Mary J. Shill (age 32) born in New York; Martha Shill (age 12) born in New York; Orinda Shill (age 11) born in New York; Jinnette Shill (age 9) born in New York; Rosette Shill (age 6) born in New York; Ruth A. Shill (age 4) born in Illinois; Adelia Shill (age 1) born in Illinois;  his father, Jacob Shill (age 69) born in New York; his Mother, Hester Shill (age 65) born in New York; and Henry D. Lamberton (age 23) born in New York, a Farm Hand.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on August 23, 1860, shows Edgar Scase (age 42) born in England, and with Real Estate of $6,000 and Personal Estate of $1,000 is a Farmer, and is living in the Town of Gratiot, La Fayette Co., WI. Living with him are: Ann Scase (age 37) born in New York; Stephen Scase (age 21) born in New York, a Farmer; Charles Scase (age 19) born in New York, a Farmer; Ann Scase (age 37) born in New York; James Scase (age 20) born in New York, a Farmer; William Scase (age 17) born in New York; Maryanne Scase (age 15) born in New York; Margaret Scase (age 10) born in New York; Ann Scase (age 8) born in New York; Eveline Scase (age 5) born in New York; FRanklin Scase (age 4) born in Wisconsin; Caroline Scase (age 2) born in Wisconsin; Henry Lamberton (age 37) born in New York, a Farm Laborer; and Jane Center (age 24) born in Michigan, a Servant.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on September 11, 1860, shows Robert Blair (age 32) born in Nova Scotia with personal estate of $100 is a Shoemaker and is living in Oxford, Henry Co., IL. Living with him are: his wife, Merinda Blair (age 22) born in Ohio, who Keeps House; Mary Blair (age 11) born in Illinois; Franklin Blair (age 7) born in Illinois; Blanche Blair (age 5) born in Illinois; Louis Blair (age 3); and William Blair (age 2) born in Illinois.

The 1860 U. S. Census taken on September 10, 1860, shows David Barkman (age 59) born in Maryland, with real estate of $200 and personal estate of $500 is a Shoemaker, and is living in Middleburg District No. 10, Carroll Co., MD. Living with him are: Rebeca Barkman (age 53) born in Maryland; Mary Barkman (age 18) born in Maryland; David Barkman (age 22) born in Maryland, a Laborer; Martha Barkman (age 16) born in Maryland; Laura Barkman (age 14) born in Maryland; and Mary T. Taylor (age 77) born in Germany.

Marinda (McComber) Blair died 1861 in Illinois.

Anna G. "Ann" (Lamberton) Blake died about 1861 in Illinois, Pennsylvania, or Maryland at about age 23.

Thomas M. Blake, a resident of Blair Co., PA, enlisted October 24, 1861, in Huntingdon Co., PA, for a period of nine months. Private, Company F, 125th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry.

The One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Infantry was recruited in Blair and Huntingdon counties, was mustered into the U. S. service at Harrisburg on Aug. 16, 1862, for a nine months' term, and moved to Washington the same day. On March 24, 1863, the regiment was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 2nd division, 12th corps and posted at Acquia Creek. It was active at Chancellorsville, then returned to Acquia Creek, Stafford Co., VA, for a few days, and was mustered out at Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA on May 18, 1863.


Thomas Monroe Blake's Civil War Pension Record Card.


Regimental History PENNSYLVANIA ONE HUNDRED and TWENTY FIFTH INFANTRY (Nine Months)

One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Infantry. - Col., Jacob Higgins; Lieut.-Col., Jacob Szink; Maj., John J. Lawrence. This regiment, recruited in Blair and Huntingdon counties, was mustered into the U. S. service at Harrisburg on Aug. 16, 1862, for a nine months' term, and moved to Washington the same day, where it was assigned by Gen. Casey to a provisional brigade under Col. Higgins. It was first posted at Hunter's Chapel, later at Fort Bernard, Va., on guard duty, and on Sept. 6, moved to Rockville, where it was united with the army and became a part of the 1st brigade, 1st division, Banks' corps, later commanded by Gen. Mansfield and Gen. Williams. At Antietam the regiment was closely engaged, the total loss being 150. Five color-bearers were killed, but the men fought with the courage and steadiness of veterans. The regiment encamped at Pleasant valley, Maryland and Loudoun heights, and then moved to Fredericksburg, but not in time for the battle. It returned to Fairfax Station, joined in the "Mud March," and then went into winter quarters near Stafford Court House. On March 24, 1863, the regiment was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 2nd division, 12th corps and posted at Acquia creek. It was active at Chancellorsville, then returned to Acquia creek for a few days, and was mustered out at Harrisburg on May 18-19,1863.


Thomas Monroe Blake was promoted from the rank of Private to the rank of Corporal on February 9, 1863.

Company F
125th Pennsylvania Infantry

Name

Rank

Date of Muster
Into Service

Remarks

Thomas Blake

Corporal

August 12, 1862

Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863

 


Thomas Monroe Blake was mustered out of service on May 18, 1863, at Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA.

Thomas Monroe "Tom" Blake and Mary Ella Barkman were married August 28, 1863, in Carroll Co., MD.

The 1865 Illinois State Census taken on July 3, 1865, shows Thomas Blake is the head of household and is living in Warren Twp., Jo Daviess Co., IL. Living there are a total of: 1 Male (age 21 - 30); 1 Female (age 21 - 30); and 2 Males (ages 0 - 9).


HISTORY OF THE 96th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry: David Henry Lamberton. Age 27; born in New York; Farmer; enlisted August 15, 1862, from Warren; Was living at time of enlistment in Apple River, IL. was in several engagements; Mustered Out June 10, 1865, at Nashville, TN. with Regiment. Resides at Freeport, Ill. Filed for an Invalid Pension on December 27, 1888. David H. Lamberton died November 14, 1899, in Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL, at age 60.


A. Robert Blair and Emma E. Mingus were married January 26, 1862, in Henry Co., IL.

Thomas Monroe Blake and Mary Ella Barkman were married August 28, 1863, in Carroll Co., MD.

The 1865 Illinois State Census taken on July 3, 1865, shows Thomas Blake (age 32) living in Warren Township, Jo Daviess Co., IL. There are 2 Males 16 and under, 1 Female 20-29, and 1 Male 30-39.

David Henry Lamberton Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Baker were married July 4, 1868, in Gratiot, Lafayette Co., WI. She is the daughter of Henry Baker and Mary Ann Unknown.

North Star Encampment No. 83. was organized on Oct. 13, 1868. First Officers: H. H. Peckham, C. P.; J. L. Code, S. W.; Thomas M. Blake, H. P.; J. S. Morrell, J. W. Present Officers: H. S. Francisco, C. P.; T. D. Thornton, S. W.; Thos. M. Blake, H. P.; George Binns, J. W.; J. A. Platt, Scribe; John S. Morrell, Treasurer. Membership, 40.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on July 18, 1870, shows Thomas Blake (age 39) born in Pennsylvania with real estate of $2,500 and personal estate of $350 is a Carpenter living in Warren, Jo Daviess Co., IL. Living with him is Mary E. Blake (age 29) born in Maryland, who Keeps House. Also there are four children, all born in Illinois: Hubert Blake (age 11); Orval Blake (age 6); Fannie Blake (age 5); and Frederick Blake (age 1).

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 20,, 1870, shows Henry Lamberton (age 32) born in New York, with real estate of $9,000 and personal estate of $1,700 is a Day Laborer, and is living in Monroe Twp., Green Co., WI. Living with him are: Mary Lamberton (age 27) born in New York, who is Keeping House; Grace Lamberton (age 1) born in Illinois; and David Vesper (age 17) born in Wisconsin, a Farm Laborer.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on July 21, 1870, shows Henry Lamberton (age 30) born in New York, who can not read or write, is a Day Laborer, and is living in West Point Twp., Stephenson Co., IL. Living with him are: Lizzie Lamberton (age 27) born in New York, who is Keeping House; and Delia Lamberton (age 5/12) born in Illinois.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on July 23, 1870, shows Wm. Shill (age 45) born in New York with real estate of $1,200 is a Farmer and is living in Warren, Jo Daviess Co., IL. Living with him is Mary J. Shill (age 43) born in New York, who Keeps House. Also living there: Martha Shill (age 22) born in New York, a School Teacher; Orinda Shill (age 20) born in New York, who Keeps House; Jennette Shill (age 19) born in New York, who Works at Home; Rosette Shill (age 16) born in New York, who Works at Home; Ruth Shill (age 14) born in Illinois, who Works at Home; Adelia Shill (age 12) born in Illinois; Luther Shill (age 10) born in Illinois; Henrietta Shill (age 6) born in Illinois; Hattie Shill (age 5) born in Illinois; Sherman Shill (age 1) born in Illinois; Wm. Wryhoe (age 17) born in Prussia, a Farm Hand; and Easter Shill (age 77) born in New York.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on June 11, 1870, shows Robt. Blair (age 42) born in Nova Scotia with real estate of $1,900 and personal estate of $500 is a Harness Maker and is living in Clover, Henry Co., IL. Living with him is Emma Blair (age 29) born in Virginia, who Keeps House. Also there are seven Blair children, all born in Illinois: Blanch Blair (age 16); Lewis Blair (age 13); Wm. Blair (age 10); Ella Blair (age 8); Cecelia Blair (age 6); Minnie Blair (age 4); and Elmer Blair (age 2).


The Sioux City Journal, October 18, 1874

Illinois Odd Fellows.

CHICAGO, Oct. 17. - The Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows yesterday elected the following officers: Grand Senior Warden, Thomas M. Blake. Grand Secretary, N. C. Mason, of Peoria. Grand Treasurer, A. S. Barry, of Alton. Grand Representative, Thos. F. Mitchell, of Bloomington. After the transaction of routine business the lodge adjourned to meet at Peoria in October, 1875.


The History of Jo Daviess County Illinois, H. F. Kett & Co., 1878

Warren Township Biographical Directory

Blake, T. M., salesman; Warren


In 1878, Mrs. D. H. Lamberton had unclaimed letters in Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 8, 1880 shows Thomas M. Blake (age 48) born in Pennsylvania to Maryland-born parents is a Store Clerk living in Warren, Jo Daviess Co., IL. Living with him is his wife, Mary E. Blake (age 37) born in Maryland to Maryland-born parents, who is a House Keeper. Also there are his five children: Hubert L. Blake (age 22) born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania and New York-born parents, who is At Work on Farm; Orren E. Blake (age 15) born in Illinois to Pennsylvania and Maryland-born parents; Fannie G. Blake (age 14) born in Illinois to Pennsylvania and Maryland-born parents; Verne Blake (age 10) born in Illinois to Pennsylvania and Maryland-born parents; and Anna G. Blake (age 8) born in Illinois to Pennsylvania and Maryland-born parents.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1880, shows William Shill (age 56) born in New York to New York-born parents is a Farmer and is living in Walnut Twp., Pawnee Co., KS. Living with him is his wife, Mary Shill (age 52) born in New York to New York-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there are his unmarried children, all born in Illinois to New York-born parents: Della Shill (age 21),  At Home; Luther Shill (age 20), a Farmer; Lanretta Shill (age 16); Hattie Shill (age 14); Sherman Shill (age 12), a Farmer; and Wallace Shill (age 10), a Farmer.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 3, 1880, shows David Lamberton (age 34) born in New York to New York-born parents is a Laborer and is living in Silver Creek, Stephenson Co., IL. Living with him is his wife, Mary Lamberton (age 34) born in New York to New York-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there are his four children, all born in Illinois to New York-born parents: Delia Lamberton (age 10); Nettie Lamberton (age 7); Edward Lamberton (age 4); and George Lamberton (age 8/12, November).

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 14, 1880, shows Robert Blair (age 52) born in Nova Scotia to Nova Scotia-born parents is a Harness Maker and is living in the Village of New Windsor, Rivoli Twp., Mercer Co., IL. Living with him is his wife, Emma Blair (age 39) born in Ohio to Virginia-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also there are his seven unmarried children, all born in Illinois to Nova Scotia and Ohio-born parents: Wm. Blair (age 21), a Farm Laborer; Ella Blair (age 17), who is Keeping House; Celia Blair (age 15), who is Keeping House; Minnie Blair (age 13); Ellimer Blair (age 11); Rosa Belle Blair (age 9); and Roy A. Blair (age 2).

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 22, 1880 shows Jesse Lee (age 27) born in Ohio to Pennsylvania-born parents is a Farmer living in Washington Twp., Stark Co., OH. Living with him is his wife Jennie Lee (age 26) born in Ohio to Ohio-born parents. Also living there are their children, both born in Ohio to Ohio-born parents: Ula Lee (age 4); and (Unnamed son) Blake (age 5/12). A female Servant age 14 also lives in the house.

In 1884, Eddie Lamberton, Nettie Lamberton and Grace Lamberton.

The 1885 Iowa State Census shows Thomas Blake (age 52) born in Pennsylvania is a Farmer living in Section 3, SW NW in Griggs Twp., Ida Co., IA. Living with him is Mary Blake (age 42) born in Maryland, who is Keeping House. Also living there are four unmarried Blakes, all born in Illinois: Oran Blake (age 20); Fannie Blake (age 18); Vernon Blake (age 15); and Annie Blake (age 13).

The 1885 Iowa State Census shows Jesse Lee (age 31) born in Ohio is living in Griggs Twp., Ida Co., IA. Living with him is his wife Annie Jane Lee (age 29) born in Ohio. Also living there are their children, both born in Ohio: Ula Lee (age 8); and Eddie Lee (age 4).


The Daily Journal, Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL, Saturday, October 24, 1885

Mrs. Lamberton and sons have gone to Winslow, to visit.


Miss Grace Lamberton married Thursday, December 22, 1887, in Freeport, Stephenson Co, IL, to Charles Hunt of Winslow. She died before 1910 in Illinois.


The Freeport Journal, Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL, December 22, 1887

Thursday afternoon at 4:30 Miss Grace Lamberton, of this city, and Mr. Charles Hunt, of Winslow, were united in wedlock at the home of the bride by Rev. Mr. Parker. The bride received many presents from her numerous friends, who wish them both much happiness in their new relation.


Charles E. Hunt was born July 3, 1865, in Winslow Twp., Stephenson Co., IL, and died June 4, 1914, in Illinois, at age 48. Buried in Rock Lily Cemetery, Winslow, Stephenson Co., IL.

The 1895 Iowa State Census shows Iowa State Census shows Thomas M. Blake (age 63) born in Pennsylvania, and with Methodist religion, is a married Farmer, and is living in Griggs Twp., Ida Co., IA. Living with him is a married female, Mary E. Blake (age 54) born in Maryland, and with Baptist religion.

The 1895 Iowa State Census shows Oren E. Blake (age 31) born in Illinois is living in Silver Twp., Cherokee Co., IA.

The 1895 Iowa State Census shows Vern Blake (age 25) born in Illinois is living in Ida Co., IA. Living with him is M. A. Blake (age 18) born in Ohio.

David Henry Lamberton Jr. and Julia Fletcher were married February, 1895, in Stephenson Co., IL.


The Sioux City Journal, May 3, 1896

Washington Bureau of The Journal, Washington, May 2.

Pensions Granted.

Pensions were granted today as follows:

Iowa: Original - Thomas M. Blake, Holstein.

Leigh Larson note: Holstein is a small town in Ida Co., IA.


The Daily Journal, Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL, Tuesday, July 14, 1896

Mrs. Lamberton was operated upon today and two large tumors were removed.


The Daily Journal, Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL, Friday, November 25, 1898

Mrs. David Lamberton was operated upon at the hospital yesterday by. Dr. Voight, Burns and Burweil.


The Daily Journal, Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL, November 14, 1899

Mrs. David Lamberton wishes to extend her heartfelt thanks to the members of John A. Davis post and W. R.. C. and to all other societies and friends who so kindly assisted in her late bereavement.


David Henry Lamberton Jr. died November 14, 1899, in Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL, at age 60. Buried in Freeport City Cemetery, Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL. He is the brother of Anna G. "Ann" Lamberton, the first wife of Thomas Monroe Blake.


David Henry Lamberton Jr. died November 14, 1899, in Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL, at age 60. The gravestone was ordered from the U. S. Government in 1937 for an unmarked grave.


Name:

David Lamberton

Residence:

Apple River, Illinois

Enlistment Date:

15 Aug 1862

Side Served:

Union

State Served:

Illinois

Death Date:

14 Nov 1899

Service Record:

Enlisted as a Private on 15 August 1862.
Enlisted in Company E, 96th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 4 Sep 1862.
Mustered Out Company E, 96th Infantry Regiment Illinois on 10 Jun 1865 at Nashville, TN.

Sources:

7,330


The Daily Journal, Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL, Tuesday, November 14, 1899

Death of an Old Soldier.

D. H. Lamberton died this morning at 10 o'clock at his home over the Salvation Army barracks, after being sick only since last night. Mr. Lamberton complained of not feeling well last evening and immediately retired. During the night he felt worse and kept growing weaker until this morning, when he passed away. Mr. Lamberton was born Nov. 12, 1839, in New York city, and moved here 36 years ago, where he has since resided. He was married to Miss Julia Fletcher, who survives him, as does one son, Arthur, of this city. He also leaves to mourn his loss one sister, Mrs. Young, of Winslow. Mr. Lamberton was an old soldier, belonging to the 96th Ill. Vol., and served through the four years of the war. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon from the Salvation Army barracks and the arrangements will be taken care of by the Hohn A. Davis post, of this city. Rev. L. C. Burling will officiate.


The Biographical Record, Ogle County, 1899.

William H. Barkman – A well known blacksmith of Polo, Illinois and one of its highly esteemed citizens, was born near Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland on February 6, 1831, a son of David and Rebecca (Guyton) Barkman, who were also natives of that county, the former born in Boonsboro in 1801, the latter in 1808.  The father, who was a shoemaker by trade, came west in 1863 soon after the battle of Gettysburg, his place having been stripped of its stock and fences by the contending armies passing to and fro continuously, “leaving nothing but the house.”  On reaching Ogle County he bought a farm of forty acres at Franklin Grove, where he continued to make his home until called from this life in 1875, while on a visit to our subject’s in Polo.  He retired from his trade on coming to this state and devoted his attention exclusively to agricultural pursuits.  His father was a soldier of the war of 1812.  The mother of our subject died in Ogle County in 1876. There were ten children in the family of whom he is the third in order of birth but only seven are now living.

William H. Barkman received a district school education, walking each day three miles to the school house.  At the age of fourteen he began his business career by working for neighboring farmers and was thus employed for four years, after which he learned the blacksmith’s trade at Beaver Creek, where he worked for a few months.  The spring of 1853 witnessed his arrival in Illinois making the journey by railroad to Rockford whence he soon drifted to Grand Detour.  There he secured employment in the Andrews Plow Works but in the fall of the same year went to Buffalo Grove, the “Old Town,” where he worked for Mr. Curtis until the first of the following year.  Since then he has made his home in Polo, his first employment here being with Major Aplington, who was in charge of railroad construction.  He remained with that gentleman until the railroad was completed and then entered the blacksmith shop of Mr. Frost where he worked as a journeyman until 1857 when he bought out his employer and has since engaged in business on his own account with marked success.  In 1861 he built his present shop where the anvil has rung a merry tune for over thirty-eight years.

At Mt. Pleasant, Washington County, Maryland Mr. Barkman was married in July 1851 to Miss Catherine Bombarger who was born in that county on January 1, 1830, a daughter of Moses and Catherine (Betz) Bombarger.  Eight children have been born of this union: Annie, now the wife of Harry Hearst, a railroad employee in Colorado, by whom she has two children, Charles and Alice, Elhannen, a traveling salesman for a Chicago house, residing in Decatur, Illinois, who married Rena Hill of Tama City, Iowa and has three children: Nina, Inda and Robert; Laura Virginia, who is the widow of Reuben Wilder and has four children, Nellie, William, Eva and Harry; Ida, wife of William Poffenbarger, a blacksmith of Polo, by whom she has one child, Goldie; William E., who is in the shop with his father; Della, widow of Edward Farringer; Alice, deceased; and Mollie, wife of William Filson, a cutter in a shoe factory in Dixon, Illinois.

Socially, Mr. Barkman is an active and prominent member of the Odd Fellows lodge of Polo has filled all its chairs and has been a delegate to the grand lodge four or five times.  The Republican Party has always found in him a stanch supporter of its principles and he has been an influential member of the board of supervisors one term and city council for several terms.  He has witnessed the entire growth and development of Polo and can well remember when this region was all wild prairie with only a railroad grade passing through the present enterprising little city.  He has been an important factor in advancing its moral and material welfare and has ever been recognized as one of its valued and useful citizens.  There is no one still living in Polo who was here when he located in the village, for the pioneers are fast passing away.


The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 16, 1900 shows Sophia Hunt (age 73) born March, 1827, in New York to New York-born parents, and with 8 of the 9 children born to her still alive, is a widowed Head of Household Farmer who owns her farm free of a mortgage, and is living in Winslow Twp., Stephenson Co., IL. Living with her are: her granddaughter, Blanch C. Hunt (age 12) born April, 1888, in Illinois to Illinois-born parents; her son, Chas. Hunt (age 34) born July, 1865, in Illinois to New York-born parents, a Farm Laborer; his wife of 12 years, Grace Hunt (age 31) born April, 1869, in Illinois to New York-born parents, with 2 of the 5 children born to her still alive; his daughter, Maude Hunt (age 11) born June, 1889, in Illinois to Illinois-born parents; his daughter, Bessie Hunt (age 10) born April, 1890, in Illinois to Illinois-born parents; and his daughter, Freda Hunt (age 2) born October, 1897, in Illinois to Illinois-born parents.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 7, 1900 shows Thomas Blake (age 70) born August 1829 in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents is a Carpenter living in Cass Twp., Guthrie Co., IA. Living with him is his second wife, Ela Mary Blake (age 68) born January 1832 in Maryland to Pennsylvania and Maryland-born parents. She has all four of her children living and has been married for 35 years. Also there is their son Verne Blake (age 31) born October, 1868 in Illinois to Pennsylvania and Maryland-born parents, who is an implement salesman. Also living there is Verne Blake's wife, Eula Blake (age 24) born March 1876 in Ohio to Ohio-born parents, and married for five years. Their only child is living: Harold Blake (age 1) born March 1899 in Iowa.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 14, 1900 shows Orren E. Blake (age 35) born July 1864 in Illinois to Vermont and Massachusetts-born parents is a Packing House Laborer renting his home at 3025 Dace Street, Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA. Living with him is his wife of four years, Clara H. Blake (age 25) born January 1875 in Illinois to German-born parents, with the only child born to her alive and living at home: Mildred M. Blake (age 3) born March 1897 in Iowa to Illinois-born parents.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1900 shows Jessie E. Lee (age 46) born December 1853 in Ohio to Pennsylvania and Ohio-born parents is a Farmer owning his own farm and living in Griggs Twp., Ida Co., IA. Living with him is his wife of 5 years, Lashue M. Lee (age 43) born June 1856 in Ohio to Pennsylvania and Ohio-born parents, and is childless. Also living there is Jessie's unmarried son, Eddie J. Lee (age 20) born March 1880 in Ohio to Ohio-born parents, who is a Farm Laborer. Also in the household is Jessie's unmarried sister-in-law, Sarah P. Dalzel (age 48) born April 1852 in Ohio to Pennsylvania and Ohio-born parents.

Mary Ella (Barkman) Blake died October 15, 1900, in Yale, Cass Twp., Guthrie Co., IA, at age 59. Buried in Lot 18, Yale Cemetery, Cass Twp., Guthrie Co., IA.


The Jefferson Souvenir, Jefferson, Greene Co., IA, Saturday, October 27, 1900

Social and Personal.

Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Blake went to Yale last week, called there by the death of Mr. Blake's sister-in-law.


Republican Observer, Richland Center, WI, October 24, 1901

Thos. M. Blake, of Yale, Iowa, is visiting his brother, Simon Blake, and other friends in the town of Orion. We acknowledge a call from the gentleman on Monday. Leigh Larson note: Yale, Guthrie Co., IA.


Delia Lamberton married James Gillapp on October 24, 1904, in Stephenson Co., IL. James Gillapp was born April 14, 1874, in Freeport, Stephenson Co., IL, and died May 5, 1946, in General Hospital No. 1, Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO, at age 72. At the time of his death he was married to Estelle T. Gillapp (age 71). Stella Tingler: Born about 1888. In the 1920 U. S. Census, James Gillapp was shown as being divorced. Married June 2, 1923, in Jackson Co., MO. James E. Gillapp married Lydia Benson May 18, 1894, in Rock Island Co., IL.


Henry Gillapp enlisted in Company B. of the 11th Infantry during the Civil war in the early 1860's. He entered and mustered out from Freeport, Illinois. A Johnathon "Knittle" also served in the same company and from the same city. It is possible that Henry and John were friends and that John was somehow related to Susan and introduced Henry to Susan his future wife.

Henry enlisted in the Civil War on July 30, 1861. He was wounded in the left shoulder, the neck, the right elbow and the ankle at the battle of Fort Donalson, Tennessee on Feb. 15, 1862 and was given a disability discharge. He re-enlisted as a private in Company A, 2nd Regt. Colorado Calvary vols. on Oct. 19th 1863. He was honorably discharged at Fort Leavenworth Kansas on the 23rd day of Sept. 1865. His war records show that he was born in Mifflin County, PA.

Henry and Susan were married in 1866 in Freeport, Illinois. There is no record of Gillapp found in PA or Illinois for 1880 census. Henry and Susan may have been traveling at this time toward Illinois during the 1870 census. They did appear in the 1880 Census for Rock Island, with their children, Emily - 3, Eliza Ann - 12, William H. -10, Edward - 7, and James E. - 5. It shows the birthplace of Henry, Susan and their children as PA. The census is most likely in error on the birthplace of some of the children. Census takers were not always accurate in their notations on the census in those days. The family later moved back to Freeport where Susan died on March 10, 1890. Her obituary indicated the family was living in Freeport.

Later in 1900, Henry appeared in the 1900 census for Rock Island, with his children , Edward -25, Rosala - 16, and Charles - 14. Henry shown as a widower worked as a laborer. The census showed PA as the birthplace for Henry and his parent. Edward, Rosala and Charles were listed as born in Illinois and their parents in PA.

May 27, 1902, the Rock Island Argus reported, "James Gillapp, an old man living in a shanty-boat with his two sons at the west end of the city, died last night. He was 67 years of age and will probably be buried at the expense of the County. Death was due to neglect and old age. Dr. Foster, county physician, says he sent the ambulance twice to the old man's habitation to have him removed to St. Anthony's Hospital, where he could be properly cared for, but in each instance the sons refused to allow his removal." This article obviously refers to Henry since a Certification of Death from Rock Island County shows Henry's date of death as being May 26, 1902 at the age of 67 in Rock Island. It also shows that he was a widower and worked as a laborer and died of infirmities of old age.

On May 29th, 1902 the Rock Island Argus reported, "The remains of John (Henry) Gillapp who died Monday night, were this morning shipped to the former home in Freeport for burial. They were accompanied by the daughter of the deceased, Mrs. Emily Horton." Henry was buried in Freeport, Illinois. Birth Certificate for James says born in Pittsburgh PA. William gave information. Keneth Gillapp said his father Keneth Jr. indicated that Henry changed his name from Gillaspie or Gillespie. He married Susanna Knittle, daughter of Daniel Knittle & Sarah A. Mease, 1866 in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois. Born Mar 1850 in Pennsylvania. Died 10 Mar 1900 in Freeport IL. Buried in Freeport City Cemetery. Died at age 49 years of Consumption (TB of the Lungs). She originated from Pennsylvania and resided in Illinois for 35 years.


The 1905 Iowa State Census shows M. Blake (age 73) born in Pennsylvania to Maryland-born parents, is a widower, and is living in Guthrie Co., IA.

The 1905 Iowa State Census shows Orrin E. Blake living at 2700 Cleveland, Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA. Living with him are Clara F. Blake and Mildred Blake.

The 1905 Iowa State Census shows Jesse E. Lee is living in Griggs Twp., Ida Co., IA. Living with him are M. Asnuth Lee and Harold Lee Blake.

Daughter was Ella J. (Blair) Brink, born November 1863 in Illinois to Nova Scotia and Virginia-born parents. Living in Marengo, Iowa Co., IA, in 1905. Emma Blair, but not Robert Blair.

A. Robert Blair died February 11, 1906, in the Town of Fontanelle, Summerset Twp., Adair Co., IA, at age 69. Buried in Fontanelle Cemetery, Fontanelle, Adair Co., IA.


The Fontanelle Observer Thursday, February 15, 1906

Death of Robt. Blair

Robt. Blair was born in Nova Scotia June 26, 1827 and died at his home here February 11, 1906 aged 78 years 7 months and 16 days. He moved with his parents to Illinois in his fourteenth year and remained there until 1889 when he came to Iowa and settled in Fontanelle where he remained until his death. He was married in 1846 to Miss Marinda McComber, now deceased. He was married the second time in 1862 to Miss Emma Moore, he was the father of thirteen children, eleven of whom survive him as follows: Mrs. May Baccus, Lewis Blair, Mrs. Adelia Haines, William Blair, Mrs. Ella Brink, Mrs. Celia Ford, Mrs. Minnie Bryant, Mrs. Rose Hatfield, Elmer Blair, Roy Blair and Mrs. Grace Jarvis who with thirty one grandchildren and five great grandchildren are left to mourn their loss. He united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at the age of nineteen and remained a faithful member through all the years. Filling important places of trust in its management, having been a steward for years and a class leader for forty five years, during nineteen of which he had charge of the class in this place. He was a man of strong constitution, as his age testifies, but for nearly two years he has been steadily failing, and though he suffered intensely at times, the end came very peacefully Sunday evening at 10:05 o'clock. The funeral services were held at the Methodist Church at 1:30 PM today conducted by Rev. W. H. Doyle assisted by Rev. E. E. Ilgenfritz of Creston, a former pastor of this church and an old friend of Mr. Blair. He had made all plans for the funeral having selected the text for the sermon and the hymns to be sung. The exercises at the cemetery were in charge of the Masonic Lodge of which Order he has long been a member. A good man has gone. Earth is poorer, but Heaven will be richer.


Thomas Monroe "Tom" Blake and Emma E. (Mingus) Blair were married January 1, 1908, in Creston, Union Co., IA.


Thomas Monroe "Tom" Blake and Emma E. (Mingus) Blair Marriage Record.


Dubuque and Dubuque County Directory, 1909, Cooley, Boardman, Telegraph-Herald Co., Dubuque, IA, 7th Ed.

Seventh edition of the Dubuque and Dubuque County directory, 1909: containing an alphabetically arranged list of business firms and private citizens, a street directory, street and avenue guide, a strictly up-to-date map of the city, miscellaneous directory, city and county officers, churches, colleges, public and private schools, buildings, banks, railroads, secret and benevolent societies, etc., and a complete classified business directory.

   


The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 19, 1910 shows Thomas M. Blake (age 78) born in Pennsylvania to Maryland-born parents is living in the City of Colfax, Washington Twp., Jasper Co., IA. Living with him is his third wife, Emma Blake (age 68) born in Virginia to New York-born parents. She has six of her seven children still living and has been married for 2 years.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 21, 1910 shows Jesse E. Lee (age 57) born in Ohio to Pennsylvania-born parents is not employed and owns his own home and living at 1115 West Cedar Street, 1st Ward, City of Cherokee, Cherokee Co., IA. Living with him is his wife of 14 years, W. Aseneth Lee (age 54) born in Ohio to Pennsylvania and Ohio-born parents. Also living in the household is Jesse's grandson, Herold Lee Blake (age 11) born in Iowa to Iowa and Ohio-born parents. A general practice lawyer and his wife are also listed at this address.

Thomas Monroe "Tom" Blake died October 6, 1912, in Town of Fontanelle, Summerset Twp., Adair Co., IA, at age 81. Buried in Lot 18, Yale Cemetery, Cass Twp., Guthrie Co., IA.


Thomas Monroe "Tom" Blake Death Certificate.


The 1915 Iowa State Census shows Jesse E. Lee (age 61) born in Ohio to Pennsylvania and Ohio-born parents with real estate worth $2,800 and having lived in Iowa for 32 years is retired and living in his own home without a mortgage at 1115 West Cedar Street, 1st Ward, City of Cherokee, Cherokee Co., IA. Living with him is Marie Asneth Lee (age 59) born in Ohio to Pennsylvania and Ohio-born parents and having lived in Iowa for 18 years, with 2 years of college education. Also living there is Harold Lee Blake (age 16) born in Iowa to Iowa and Ohio-born parents.

The 1915 Iowa State Census shows Emma E. Blake (age 74) born in Illinois to New York and Ohio-born parents and having lived in Iowa for 24 years is widow with no occupation and is living in Fontanelle Twp., Adair Co., IA.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 17, 1920 shows Jesse E. Lee (age 67) born in Ohio to Pennsylvania-born parents is not employed and owns his own home and living at 1115 West Cedar Street, 1st Ward, City of Cherokee, Cherokee Co., IA. Living with him is his wife, Aseneth Lee (age 63) born in Ohio to Pennsylvania-born parents. Also living in the household is Jesse's unmarried grandson, Harold E. Lee (age 20) born in Iowa to Illinois and Ohio-born parents, who is a Jeweler Apprentice.

The 1925 Iowa State Census taken on January 1, 1925 shows Fannie Unger (age 58) born in Illinois to Pennsylvania and Maryland-born parents is living in her own home free of a mortgage worth $5,000 on Main Street, Coon Rapids, Carroll Co., IA. Living with her are her family members.

The 1925 Iowa State Census taken on January 1, 1925, shows Ella J. Brink (age 62) born in Illinois to Robert Blair of Nova Scotia and Emma E. Mingus of Virginia, who were married in Illinois, is a widow owning her home free of a mortgage and is living in Fontanelle, Adair Co., IA. Living with her is her widowed mother, Emma E. Blake (age 83) born in West Virginia to Levi Mingus of New York and Emma E. Thomas of Ohio, who were married in Ohio.

Emma E. (Mingus) (Blair) Blake died May 4, 1927, in the Town of Fontanelle, Adair Co., IA, at age 85. Buried in Fontanelle Cemetery, Fontanelle, Adair Co., IA.


Death of Mrs. Emma Blake

Emma Mingus was born May 17, 1841 in Willsburg, West Virginia and was called to her reward May 4, 1927 at Fontanelle, Iowa. Having attained the goodly age of 85 years, 11 months and 17 days. On January 22, 1861 she was united in marriage with A. Robert Blair of Oxford, Illinois, where Mr. Blair was engaged in mercantile business. In 1871 the family moved to New Windsor, Illinois, remaining until 1882, when they came to Fontanelle to spend the last years of their lives and where Mr. Blair was engaged in the business of harness making until he died in 1906. She was the devoted mother of 7 children, Mrs. Rose Hatfield, of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Minnie Bryant, of Silver City, Iowa; Mrs. Celia Ford of Los Angeles, Calif; Mrs. Grace Jarvis of Fontanelle; Mrs. Ella Brink of Fontanelle; Roy Blair of Fontanelle, who passed away in 1912 and Elmer Blair also of Fontanelle, who departed this life April 19, 1926. Also raised four step-children, Will Blair of Viola, Ill., Mrs. Della Haines, Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. Mary Bachus of Davenport, Iowa. She also leaves to mourn her departure 22 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. In 1908 Mrs. Blair was united in marriage with Thomas M. Blake, a civil war veteran, who passed away in 1912. She was a member of the Woman's Relief Corps, G.A.R. Circle and filled the position of Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, before the family moved to Fontanelle. As a member of the Methodist Episcopal church for 60 years she gave every evidence of a life of devotion to the Lord and Master and to the church as long as her health permitted. Mrs. Blake's many months of pain and suffering peacefully ended May 4, 1927, at her home her in Fontanelle. For several years her health has been failing and the end was not unexpected. All through these days and nights of intense suffering and knowing they could be alleviated in only one way, Mrs. Blake still maintained a kindly interest in her friends and the current affairs of the community. Due to the untiring efforts faithful service and unselfish devotion of her daughter, Mrs. Ella Brink, to the life of Mrs. Blake, many years were added. In the last several months her life, which were spent entirely in bed, Mrs. Brink was constantly at her mother's bedside administering every aid and comfort. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Owen Smith of Des Moines, a former pastor at Fontanelle. The body was laid to rest in the Fontanelle cemetery.


Transcribed from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [Revised ed.] Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1919, c1918. 5 v. (xlviii, 2530 p., [155] leaves of plates): ill., maps (some fold.), ports.; 27 cm.

Wallace Shill

WALLACE SHILL. Some of the most prosperous farmers in the entire State of Kansas are today found in Pawnee County, where only twenty or twenty-five years ago a handful of settlers were struggling for the bare necessities of life. One of these prosperous citizens with his farm in Ash Valley Township is Wallace Shill. Mr. Shill was more of a witness than an active participant in the very early pioneer struggles in Pawnee County, since he was only seven years of age when his parents came to this region in 1878.

William H. Shill died in Pawnee County in 1888, at the age of sixty-six. He married Mary Zimmerman, who was born in New York State and died about 1898, aged sixty-nine. Their children were: Martha, wife of Eugene Teal, of Decatur County, Iowa; Marinda, who died in Leadville, Colorado, wife of Robert Newton; Rosetta, who died in Illinois, the wife of John Potter; Nettie, who married Fred Keast and died in Pawnee County; Ruth, wife of Thomas Keast of Larned; Etta, wife of Henry Hugg of Larned; Hattie, wife of Jerome Hearn, and she died in Oklahoma; Luther, who died in Pawnee County unmarried; and Wallace, who was the youngest of the family.

Wallace Shill was born in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, November 17, 1871, but nearly all his education was acquired in Pawnee County and it was limited in amount and quality. He was a pupil of the old Antone School, one of the pioneer schoolhouses of the county. He continued to live at home with his parents, was seventeen when his father died, and the old homestead has always kept its hold upon his affections. As a farmer he has followed in the footsteps of his father in the matter of wheat and stock raising, but quite early in his career took up the breeding of Shire horses and has done a good deal for the locality in raising the grade of horses. For a time he was associated in the business of stock raising and farming with his brother. They placed many new improvements upon the farm, including the cottage residence of four rooms now occupied by Mr. Wallace Shill and family, a barn 40x56 feet, a granary with 4,000-bushels capacity and a number of other structures as needed. Mr. Wallace Shill has added a quarter section to the old farm, and now has 480 acres with about 380 acres under the plow. He estimates that the best acre of wheat he ever had yielded twenty-five bushels, and the best seasonal average per acre was about the same amount. He has had a quiet but effective career, and has participated in politics only to the extent of casting his ballot. He has always believed in the principle of protection for American industries, but in 1916 he supported Mr. Wilson for president.

On June 6, 1906, Mr. Shill married Miss Margaret Dugan. Her father, Michael Dugan, who was born and married in Ireland, came from New Hampshire to Kansas, arriving in this state January 1, 1877. His homestead in Ash Valley Township was in section 4, township 20, range 17. He died soon after coming to Kansas. The maiden name of his wife was Margaret Daley and she also died in Pawnee County. Their children were: Minnie, wife of Barney Leffert, of Argus, Indiana; Mary, wife of Lloyd McNamee, of Fort Worth, Texas; John, of Pawnee County; Thomas, of Illinois; Hugh, who lives at Hutchinson, Kansas; Michael, of Kinsley, Kansas, and Mrs. Shill, who was born August 10, 1879, in Pawnee County, and has thus spent practically all her life there. Mr. and Mrs. Shill have three children, Dallas, Margaret and Phyllis.


Company F
125th Pennsylvania Infantry

Name

Rank

Date of Muster
Into Service

Remarks

John J. Lawrence Captain August 15, 1862 Promoted to Major, August 16, 1862
William H. Simpson Captain August 12, 1862 Promoted from 1st Lt., August 16, 1862; wounded at Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862; mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Wm. C. Wagoner 1st Lt. August 12, 1862 Discharged February 9. 1863, for wounds received at Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862
Franklin H. Lane 1st Lt. August 12, 1862 Promoted from 1st Sergeant to 2d Lt., August 16, 1862; to lst Lt., February 9, 1863; mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
J. F. N. Householder 2d Lt. August 12, 1862 Promoted from Sergeant to 1st Sergeant, August 16, 1862; to 2d Lt., February 9, 1863; mustered out with Company. May 18, 1863
Albert B. Flodd 1st Sergeant August 12, 1862 Promoted from Sergeant, February 9, 1863; mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
George A. Black Sergeant August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Jas. B. Geissinger Sergeant August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Valentine Brown Sergeant August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
David Hazard Sergeant August 12, 1862 Promoted from private, February 9, 1863; mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
John G. Corbin Corporal August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1862
Thomas Blake Corporal August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
William J. Hampson Corporal August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Joseph B. Farrer Corporal August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Wimn. Homarn Corporal August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Hampt'n C. Watson Corporal August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Alrich Paul Corporal August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
John H. Boring Corporal August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
John L. Williams Musician August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Barton, Thomas Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Boyes, George Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Brown, Jacob Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Brown, Will. L. Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Bryan, Charles Private August 12, 1862 Wounded at Antietam, Md., September. 17, 1862; mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Bryant, James Private August 12, 1862 Wounded at Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862; mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Bupp, Solomon Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Beker, Joseph M. Private August 12, 1862 Promoted to Sergeant Major, August 16, 1862
Cannon, John Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Carothers, Charles Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Corbin, Charles Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Cozzens, Robert Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Cypher, Thomas Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May, 18, 1863
Cunningham, Benj. Private August 12, 1862 Killed at Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862
Derin, Valentine Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Fulton, Alfred Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Friedley, William Private August 12, 1862 Died November 9, 1862
Geist, Andrew Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Graham, William Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Hall, James Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Hamer, Moses Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Harvey, Frank Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 1, 1863
Haugh, William H. Private August 12, 1862 Missing in action at Chancellorsville, Va., May 2, 1863
Heffner, John, 2d. Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 1h, 1863
Hudson, William C. Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Hazard, John Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1861
Hayes, Thomas L. Private August 12, 1862 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, February 27, 1863
Heffner, John, 1st Private August 12, 1862 Died at Washington, D. C., March 5, 1863
Isenberg, Samuel Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Isenberg, David Private August 12, 1862 Died at Fairfax Station, Va., January 4, 1863; buried in Harmony Burial Grounds, D. C.
Kelley, William T. Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Kyler, David Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Lane, William Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Lewis, David D. Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May, 18, 1863
Lewis, John D. Private August 12, 1862 Missing in action at Chancellorsville, Va., May 2, 1863
Mitchell, James A. Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Moore, James Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Moore, John 0. Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, l863
Moore, Joseph Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Morgan, Jacob Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Myers, William Private August 12, 1862 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, March 23, 1863
M'Clure, Andrew Private August 12, 1862 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, March 2, 1863
M'Cracklen, Joseph Private August 12, 1862 Killed at Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862; buried in National Cemetery, section 26, lot A, grave, 27
Neff, William Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Owens, Richard Private August 12, 1862 Missing in action at Chancellorsville, Va., May 2, 1863
Price, Joshua E. Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Protzman, Martin L. Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Reed, William E. Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, l863
Richards, Thomas J. Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Riland, Alfred A. Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, l163
Stall, Thomas Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Snyder, J. Howard Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 1, 1863
Saxton, Henry C. Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Shearer, Calvin B. Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Schoemaker, H. F. Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Shriner, John Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Shriner, Thomas Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
States, William Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Strickler, Wm. R. Private August 12, 1862 Wounded at Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862; mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Syling, I.ewis Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Switzer, Elias H. Private August 12, 1862 Discharged January 5, 1863, for wounds received at Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862
Swoope, David Private August 12, 1862 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, February 3, 1862
Shorthill, David H. Private August 12, 1862 Discharged March 8, 1863, for wounds received at Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862
Snyder, Oliver W. Private August 12, 1862 Discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, April, 1863
Trout, Brinkley Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Tyhurst, Alfred Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Wagoner, George J. Private August 14, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Watkins, Nathaniel Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Witter, Josiah Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Wright, Thomas Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
West, Allen Private August 12, 1862 Transferred to 14th Regiment Ind. Vols., October 1, 1862
Walker, William C. Private August 12, 1862 Killed at Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862
Walheater, John H. Private August 12, 1862 Died at Fairfax, Va., December 30, 1862
Walker, Robert D. Private August 12, 1862 Died at Washington, D. C., May 1, 1863
Young, John B. Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863
Young, Thomas Private August 12, 1862 Mustered out with Company, May 18, 1863