Vernon Frederick Blake




Vernon Frederick "Verne" Blake was born October 17, 1867, in Warren, Jo Daviess Co., IL, and died May 5, 1930, at 1003 South 22nd Street, 4th Ward, City of Omaha, Douglas Co., NE, at age 62. Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE. He is the son of Thomas Monroe Blake of Martinsburg, Bedford (Blair) Co., PA, and Mary Ella Barkman of near Hagerstown, Washington  Co., MD.

Ulah Mae Lee was born March 12, 1876, in Washington Twp., Stark Co., OH, and died March 29, 1901, probably in Iowa, at age 25. She is the daughter of Jesse Edward Lee of Washington Twp., Stark Co., OH, and Jeannie Asenath "Jane" Oyster of Knox, Columbiana Co., OH. They were married September 9, 1873, in Stark Co., OH.

Vernon Frederick "Verne" Blake and Ula Mae Lee were married September 12, 1894, in Cherokee, Cherokee Co., IA.

Vernon Frederick "Verne" Blake and Ula (Lee) Blake had one child:

  1. Harold Emerson Blake: Born March 27, 1899, in Yale Twp., Guthrie Co., IA; Died November 18, 1968, in Oklahoma (age 69). Buried in Maysville Cemetery, Maysville, Benton Co., AR. Married March 19, 1929, in Neosho, Newton Co., MO, to Jewell Ruby White: Born September 13, 1906, in Gentry, Benton Co., AR; Died June 6, 1992, in Jay, Delaware Co., OK (age 85). Buried in Mount Hermon Cemetery, Jay, Delaware Co., OK. Jewell then married 1972 in Oklahoma to Grover Cleveland "Cleve" Smith: Born April 24, 1918, in Delaware Co., OK; Died January 23, 1996, in Jay, Delaware Co., OK (age 77). Buried in Mount Hermon Cemetery, Jay, Delaware Co., OK. His Grandson: Martin Emerson Lee. Harold was given the last name of Lee following his mother's divorce from Verne Blake.

Verne E. Blake filed for a divorce from May Blake in September, 1903, in Omaha, NE.

Vernon Frederick "Verne" Blake then married a widow, Mamie J. (McChesney) (Sturm) Gitt.

Elemial Harvey "Lem" Sturm was born March, 1856, in Ringgold Co., IA, and died July 19, 1907, in Fairbury City, Jefferson Co., NE, at age 51. Buried in Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury, Jefferson Co., NE. He is the son of George Dalrymple Sturm of Shelby Co., OH, and Francis Marion Jordan of Long Island, Phillips Co., KS.

Mary Jane "Mamie/Maud" McChesney was born 1864 in Tama Co., IA, and died after January 18, 1951, probably in Lincoln, NE. She is the daughter of George A. McChesney of Youngstown, Trumbull Co., OH, and Josephine Budka of Bohemia.

Elemial Harvey "Lem" Sturm and Mary Jane "Mamie/Maud" McChesney were married about 1880 in Lincoln, Republic Co., KS.

Elemial Harvey "Lem" Sturm and Mary Jane "Mamie/Maud" (McChesney) Sturm had at least eight children:

  1. George Henry Sturm: Born November 3, 1882, in Leota Twp., Norton Co., KS; Died March 8, 1961, at Republic County Hospital Belleville, Republic Co., KS (age 78). Buried in New Tabor Cemetery, Cuba, Republic Co., KS. Married (1) October 27, 1903, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IN, to Georgia Elizabeth Lane: Born 1886 in Nebraska City, Otoe Co., NE; Died Unknown. Divorced. Married (2) before 1927 to Grace Anne (Saip) Langbehn: Born July 31, 1883, in Kansas; Died January 8, 1959, in Belleville, Republic Co., KS (about age 75). Buried in New Tabor Cemetery, Cuba, Republic Co., KS. She was first married February 8, 1911, at the Saip home near Munden, KS, to Ward M. Langbehn.
  2. Rosetta Marian Sturm: Born July, 1882, in Leota, Norton Co., KS; Died 1953 in Unknown. Married (1) Unknown Kulla: Born 1882; Died 1910. Married (2) March 9, 1911, in Logan, Adair Co., IA, to Cleveland J. Fox: Born about 1884, in Pawnee Co., NE; Died Unknown.
  3. Albert LeRoy "Burt" Sturm: Born July 22, 1883, in Leota Twp., Norton Co., KS; Died August 15, 1944, in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE (age 61). Buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. Married to Lola Miller: Born March 15, 1878, in Lisbon, IN; Died December 29, 1956, in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE (age 78). Buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.
  4. Ella Jenny Sturm: Born February 24, 1886, in Leota, Norton Co., KS; Died March 22, 1970, in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE (age 84). Buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. Married (1) 1901 in Nebraska to Royal Vernon Fox: Born July 5, 1877, in Morrison, Whiteside Co., IL; Died January 31, 1960, in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE (age 82). Divorced before 1920. Married (2) November 30, 1923, in Glenwood, Mills Co., IA, to Harry Raymond Farlis: Born December 25, 1891, in Midlothian, Ellis Co., TX; Died October 9, 1942, in Proviso, Cook Co., IL (age 50). Buried in Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, Cook Co., IL.
  5. Harvey Emmett Sturm: Born September 25, 1889, in Norton Co., KS; Died March 24, 1976, in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE (age 86). Buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. Married December 30, 1909, in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, to Leona Miller: Born June 17, 1885, in Nebraska; Died November 7, 1967, in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE (age 82). Buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.
  6. Marion Josephine Sturm: Born July 25, 1892, in Kansas; Died December 26, 1995, in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA (age 103). Buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. Married (1) 1910 - 1940 to Unknown Wessel: Born Unknown; Died Unknown. Married (2) after 1944 in California to Unknown Della: Born Unknown; Died Unknown. By 1935, Marion J. Wessel was unmarried and living at the Hotel Sutton, Oakland, Alameda Co., CA. She was the Manager-Barber of a Barber Shop.
  7. Frank Sturm: Born July 21, 1888, in Leota, Norton Co., KS; Died March 26, 1968, in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE (age 79). Married March 1, 1907, in Fairbury, Jefferson Co., NE, to Maria J. Friesen: Born July 23, 1890, in Jansen, Jefferson Co., NE; Died February 9, 1958, in Meade Co., KS (age 67). Divorced 1909 in Fairbury, Jefferson Co., NE.
  8. Maude Sturm: Born Unknown; Died before 1961 in Unknown. Married to Unknown Fox: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.

Elemial Harvey "Lem" Sturm and Mary Jane "Mamie/Maud" (McChesney) Sturm were divorced before 1898.

Mary Jane "Mamie/Maud" (McChesney) Sturm then married Unknown Royce.

Mary Jane "Mamie/Maud" (McChesney) (Sturm) Royce then married Lewis Johnson Brant.

Lewis Johnson Brant was born January 7, 1857, in Davis Town, Winnebago Co., IL, and died August 3, 1941, in Scandia, Republic Co., KS (age 84).

Lewis Johnson Brant and Mary Jane "Mamie/Maud" (McChesney) (Sturm) Royce were married November 11, 1898, in Hebron, Thayer Co., NE.

Elemial Harvey "Lem" Sturm then married Emma Agnes (Fox) Miller.

Charles E. Miller was born 1859 in Iowa, and died 1895 in Unknown, at about age 36. He is the son of Alfred Carter Miller of Tennessee, and Mary Ellis of Indiana.

Emma Agnes Fox was born July, 1868, in Carroll Co., IL, and died 1945 in Fairbury City, Jefferson Co., NE, at about age 77. Buried in Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury, Jefferson Co., NE. She is the daughter of John Cossel Fox of Pennsylvania, and Maria J. Middleton of Frostburg, Allegheny Co., MD.

Charles E. Miller and Emma Agnes Fox were married about 1889 in Nebraska.

Charles E. Miller and Emma Agnes (Fox) Miller had three children:

  1. Pearl Frances Miller: Born May 2, 1890, in Clay Center, Clay Co., NE; Died January 27, 1963, in Unknown (age 72). Buried in Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury, Jefferson Co., NE. Married (1) August 6, 1903, in Fairbury, Jefferson Co., NE, to John Henry Davis: Born September 5, 1884, in Beatrice, Gage Co., NE; Died January 1, 1929, in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE (age 46). Buried in Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury, Jefferson Co., NE. Married (2) Unknown Unknown: Born Unknown; Died Unknown.
  2. Ethyl Miller: Born January, 1894, in Missouri; Died Unknown. In 1910, she may be have been an inmate at the Nebraska Institution for Feeble Minded Youth in Midland Twp., Gage Co., NE.
  3. Myrtle H. Miller: Born February, 1896, in Missouri; Died Unknown. Married (1) about 1915 in Nebraska to Edwin South: Born about 1895 in Nebraska; Died Unknown. Married (2) about 1919 in Nebraska to Edwin Albert Ridenour: Born November 4, 1893, in Missouri; Died November 3, 1965, in Fairbury City, Jefferson Co., NE (age 72). Buried in Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury, Jefferson Co., NE. Divorced before 1940 in Fairbury City, Jefferson Co., NE.

Emma Agnes (Fox) Miller then married Elemial Harvey "Lem" Sturm.

Elemial Harvey "Lem" Sturm and Emma Agnes (Fox) Miller were married about 1897 in Nebraska.

Elemial Harvey "Lem" Sturm and Emma Agnes (Fox) (Miller) Sturm had one child:

  1. Alice Dorothy Sturm: Born September 12, 1906, in Nebraska; Died January 9, 1999, in Osage Beach, Camden Co., MO (age 92). Married about 1926 in Unknown to Enoch Eugene "Bud" Slater Jr.: Born November 20, 1898, in Fairbury City, Jefferson Co., NE; Died March 2, 1972, in Fairbury City, Jefferson Co., NE (age 73).

Emma Agnes (Fox) (Miller) Sturm then married George Oregon "Ora" McChesney Jr.

George Oregon "Ora" McChesney Jr. was born June 23, 1874, in Republic Co., KS, and died November 2, 1925, in Belleville, Republic Co., KS, at age 51. Buried in Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury, Jefferson Co., NE. He is the son of George A. McChesney of Youngstown, Trumbull Co., OH, and Josephine Budka of Bohemia.

Anna "Annie" Barnett was born March, 1873, in Czech Republic, and died July 12, 1909, in Norcatur, Decatur Co., KS, at age 36. Buried in Fairbury Cemetery, Fairbury, Jefferson Co., NE. She is the daughter of Unknown.

George Oregon "Ora" McChesney and Anna "Annie" Barnett were married about 1895 in Kansas.

George Oregon "Ora" McChesney and Anna "Annie" (Barnett) McChesney had seven children:

  1. Mabel B. McChesney: Born September 22, 1894, in Jefferson, Republic Co., KS; Died June 17, 1982, in Washington, KS (age 87). Married October 28, 1914, in Belleville, Republic Co., KS, to Lewis William Hadachek: Born January 19, 1890, in Cuba, Republic Co., KS; Died February, 1981, in Washington, Washington Co., KS (age 91).
  2. Unknown Child McChesney: Born about 1896, in Jefferson, Republic Co., KS; Died before 1900 in Jefferson, Republic Co., KS.
  3. Effie May McChesney: Born June, 1897, in Jefferson, Republic Co., KS; Died 1902 in Kansas (about age 5). Buried in Norcatur Cemetery, Norcatur, Norton Co., KS.
  4. Hilda Grace McChesney: Born January, 1899, in Jefferson, Republic Co., KS; Died 1902 in Kansas (about age 3). Buried in Norcatur Cemetery, Norcatur, Norton Co., KS.
  5. Lawrence Henry McChesney: Born March 17, 1901, in Norcatur, Decatur Co., KS; Died October 28, 1932, in Unknown (age 31). Buried in Norcatur Cemetery, Norcatur, Norton Co., KS. Married to Mae E. Gallentine: Born June 19, 1903, in Unknown; Died January 21, 1977, in Unknown (age 73). Buried in Norcatur Cemetery, Norcatur, Norton Co., KS.
  6. Alfred Edward "Mac" McChesney: Born May 2, 1903, in Decatur Co., KS, Republic Co., KS; Died February 16, 1998, in Oberlin, Decatur Co., KS (age 94). Buried in Oberlin Cemetery, Oberlin, Decatur Co., KS. Married October 1, 1924, in Oberlin, Decatur Co., KS, to Opal Salina Pelkey: Born September 12, 1905, in Norcatur, Decatur Co., KS; Died December 17, 1990, in Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO (age 85). Buried in Oberlin Cemetery, Oberlin, Decatur Co., KS.
  7. Grace May McChesney: Born October 4, 1904, in Decatur Co., KS, Republic Co., KS; Died November 3, 1911, in Norcatur, Decatur Co., KS (age 7). Buried in Norcatur Cemetery, Norcatur, Norton Co., KS.
  8. Anna "Annie" McChesney: Born September 19, 1906, in Norcatur, Decatur Co., KS; Died February 18, 2003, in Jennings, Decatur Co., KS (age 96). Buried in Norcatur Cemetery, Norcatur, Norton Co., KS. Married October 1, 1924, in Oberlin, Decatur Co., KS, to Ora Harvey Gillespie: Born August 24, 1899, in Kansas; Died July 11, 1979, in Clayton, Norton Co., KS (age 79). Buried in Norcatur Cemetery, Norcatur, Norton Co., KS.

George Oregon "Ora" McChesney Jr. then married Emma Agnes (Fox) (Miller) Sturm.

George Oregon "Ora" McChesney Jr. and Emma Agnes (Fox) (Miller) Sturm were married January 17, 1910, in Fairbury City, Jefferson Co., NE.

George Oregon "Ora" McChesney Jr. and Emma Agnes (Fox) (Miller) (Sturm) McChesney had no children.

Mary Jane "Mamie/Maud" (McChesney) Unknown then married John S. "Jack" Gitt.

John S. "Jack" Gitt was born July, 1871, in Oxford Twp., Adams Co., PA, and died 1937 in Goodland, Sherman Co., KS, at about age  66. Buried in Goodland Cemetery, Goodland, Sherman Co., KS. He is the son of James Ruben Gitt of Pennsylvania, and Mary Kate Snyder of Pennsylvania.

John S. "Jack" Gitt and Mary Jane "Mamie/Maud" (McChesney) Sturm were married November, 1899, in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.

John S. "Jack" Gitt and Mary Jane "Mamie/Maud" (McChesney) (Sturm) Gitt had no children.

John S. "Jack" Gitt and Mary Jane "Mamie/Maud" (McChesney) (Sturm) Gitt were divorced before 1906 in Unknown.

John S. "Jack" Gitt then married Lena M. Rankin.

Lena M. Rankin was born about 1880 in Illinois, and died 1970 in Goodland, Sherman Co., KS, at about age 90. Buried in Goodland Cemetery, Goodland, Sherman Co., KS. She is the daughter of Unknown.

John S. "Jack" Gitt and Lena M. Rankin were married Unknown.

John S. "Jack" Gitt and Lena M. (Rankin) Gitt had no children.

Mary Jane "Mamie" (McChesney) (Sturm) Gitt then married Vernon Frederick "Verne" Blake.

Vernon Frederick "Verne" Blake and Mary Jane "Mamie" (McChesney) (Sturm) Gitt were married December 26, 1906, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA. He lived in Yale, IA, and she lived in Marshalltown, Marshall Co., IA, at the time of the marriage. This was her third marriage.

Vernon Frederick "Verne" Blake and Mary Jane "Mamie" (McChesney) (Sturm) (Gitt) Blake had no children.

Vernon Frederick "Verne" Blake and Mary Jane "Mamie" (McChesney) (Sturm)  (Gitt) Blake were divorced about 1912 in Omaha, NE.




TIMELINE


Harold Emerson Blake (a.k.a. Harold Emerson Lee) is buried in Maysville Cemetery, Maysville, Benton Co., AR. Thanks to Billion Graves for making this image available.


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 living in Loretto Borough, Cambria Co., PA. Living with him is his wife 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.


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


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.

Vernon Frederick "Vern" Blake was born October 17, 1867, in Warren, Jo Daviess Co., IL.

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 17, 1870, shows George A. McChesney (age 31) born in Ohio with real estate of $1,500 and personal estate of $600 is a Farmer and is living in Republic Twp., Republic Co., KS. Living with him are: Josephine McChesney (age 26) born in Bohemia, who is Keeping House; Fergus C. McChesney (age 9) born in Iowa; John McChesney (age 8) born in Iowa; Mary J. McChesney (age 6) born in Iowa; Emma McChesney (age 4) born in Kansas; Joseph L. McChesney (age 2) born in Kansas; and Abbott McChesney (age 10/12) born in Kansas.

Ula Mae Lee was born March 12, 1876, in Washington Twp., Stark Co., OH.

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 22, 1880, shows Jesse Lee (age 27) born in Ohio to Pennsylvania-born parents is a Farmer and is 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 his children, both born in Ohio to Ohio-born parents: daughter, Ula Lee (age 4); and  son, No Name Lee (age 5/12). A female Servant age 14 also lives in the house.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 11, 1880, shows George Sterms (age 62) born in Ohio to Ohio and South-Carolina-born parents, is a married Farmer, and is living in Lincoln Twp., Republic Co., KS. Living with him are: his wife, Marion F. Sterms (age 51) born in New York to New Hampshire and New York-born parents, who is Keeping House; his unmarried son, William R. Sterms (age 16) born in Iowa to Ohio and New York-born parents; his married son, L. Sterms (age 23) born in Iowa to Ohio and New York-born parents, a Farmer; and his married daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Sterms (age 15) born in Bohemia to Unknown and Bohemia-born parents.


   

Ula Mae Lee and her brother, Edward Jesse Lee, lived in Washington Twp., Stark Co., OH, about 1884. This picture was taken at a studio in Salem, Columbiana Co., OH.


Ula Mae Lee was born March 12, 1876, in Washington Twp., Stark Co., OH

The 1885 Iowa State Census taken on January 1, 1885, 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 a married Farmer, and is living in Griggs Twp., Ida Co., IA. Living with him are: his wife Anne Jane Lee (age 29) born in Ohio, who is Keeping House; a female, Ula Lee (age 8) born in Ohio; and a male, Eddie Lee (age 4) born in Ohio.

The 1885 Kansas State Census taken March 1, 1885, shows E. H. Sturm (age 28) born in Iowa, is a married Farmer, and is living in Leota Twp., Norton Co., KS. Living with him are: his wife, Mary Sturm (age 20) born in Iowa; his daughter, Rozetta Sturm (age 3) born in Iowa; his son, George Sturm (age 3) born in Kansas; and his son, A. Lorey Sturm (age 8 Months) born in Kansas.


Jesse Edward Lee, Ula Mae Lee, Edward Jesse "Eddie" Lee, and Jeannie Asenath "Jane" (Oyster) Lee, about 1894. This picture was taken at a studio in Iowa.


Jesse Edward Lee, about 1894. This picture was taken at a studio in Iowa.


Vernon Frederick "Vern" Blake and Ula Mae Lee were married September 13, 1894, in Cherokee Co., IA.

The 1895 Iowa State Census shows Thomas M. Blake (age 63) born in Pennsylvania is living in Ida Co., IA. Also living there is Mary E. Blake (age 54) born in Maryland.

The 1895 Iowa State Census shows Vern Blake (age 25) born in Illinois, and without a Religious Belief, is a married Farmer, and is living in Ida Co., IA. Living with him is his wife, Ula Blake (age 18) born in Ohio, and with Lutheran Belief.

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 of 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 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.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 4, 1900, shows John Gitt (age 28) born July, 1871, in Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania-born parents, is a married Railroad Brakeman, and is Boarding at 241 North 9th Street, 4th Ward, City of Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. Living with him is his childless wife of 8 Months, Mrs. Maude Gitt (age 35) born January, 1865, in Iowa to Iowa-born parents.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 6, 1900, shows Elemia Sterms (age 44) born March, 1856, in Ohio to Ohio-born parents, is a married Stationary Engineer, and who owns his home with a mortgage, and is living in the South Ward, City of Fairbury, Fairbury Pct., Jefferson Co., NE. Living with him are: his wife of 3 Years, Emma Sterms (age 31) born September, 1868, in Illinois to Pennsylvania and Maryland-born parents, and with 3 of the 5 children born to her still alive; his unmarried daughter, Ella Sterms (age 16) born February, 1884, in Kansas to Ohio and Kansas-born parents, a Servant; his son, Harvey Sterms (age 11) born September, 1888, in Kansas to Ohio and Kansas-born parents; his step-daughter, Pearl Miller (age 10) born May, 1890, in Nebraska to Iowa and Illinois-born parents; his daughter, Merion Sterms (age 7) born July, 1882, in Kansas to Ohio and Kansas-born parents; his step-daughter, Ethyl Miller (age 6) born January, 1894, in Missouri to Unknown and Illinois-born parents; and his step-daughter, Myrtle Miller (age 4) born February, 1896, in Missouri to Unknown and Illinois-born parents.

Ula Mae (Lee) Blake died March 29, 1901, probably in Iowa, at age 25.

Verne E. Blake filed for a divorce from May Blake in September, 1903, in Omaha, NE.


The World-Herald, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE, Sunday, September 20, 1903

LOCAL BREVITIES.

Verne E. Blake sues for divorce from May, on the ground of deception and infidelity. He alleges that soon after they were married, she admitted that she had led an immoral life at Fargo, S. D., under the name of Monti Allen. He further charges that she has recently returned to dissolute ways. They were married in 1891 at Moorehead, Minn.


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.

Verne Blake and Mamie J. (McChesney) Gitt were married December 26, 1906, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA. Her parents listed as Geo. A. McChesney and Josephine Betka. His parents listed as F. M. Blake and Mary E. Barten.


Verne Blake and Mamie J. (McChesney) Gitt Marriage Record.


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

Dubuque and Dubuque County directory, 1909.

Cooley, Boardman.
Telegraph-Herald Co. (Dubuque, Iowa)

7th ed.

Dubuque, Iowa

The Telegraph-Herald

1909

822 p.

   


Harvey E. Sturm and Leona Miller were married December 30, 1909, in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.


The Sunday State Journal, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, Sunday, January 2, 1910

WEDDINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS.

Miss Leona Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. C. Miller, was married to Harvey E. Sturm, on New Year's eve at 8 o'clock at the home which the groom had prepared for their occupancy at 1543 South Twelfth street. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. O. L. Kendall of University Place and was witnessed only by relatives. The bride was attended by Miss Bessie Jennings of Lincoln, and the groom by Walter Miller, brother of the bride. Preceding the Lohengrin wedding march, played by Miss Edith Grimm, cousin of the bride, Mrs. D. R. C. Miller sang "Oh, Promise Me." The bride wore a princess gown of white French mull trimmed with Swiss embroidery and Maltese lace and carried a bouquet of bride roses. Miss Jennings wore an empire gown of cream silk pongee and carried pink roses. Christmas decorations were used, the color scheme in the parlor being green and white and in the dining room green and red. The ceremony was performed beneath an arch of smilax and ferns from which hung a large white bell. After the ceremony refreshments were served in the dining room by Miss Carrie D. Miller and Miss Marion Sturm, sisters of the bride and groom. Mr. and Mrs. Sturm are at home to their friends at 1513 South Twelfth street.


The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 15, 1910, shows Charles V. Blake (age 40) born in Illinois to Pennsylvania and Maryland-born parents is a Laborer in his first marriage and is Rooming at 918 20th Street, 10th Ward, City of Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 19, 1910, shows Mamie Blake (age 35) born in Iowa to Pennsylvania and German-born parents and first married at age 17 with all 7 of the children born to her still alive is a Housekeeper in a Private Home and is Rooming at 1807 West Leavenworth Street, 10th Ward, City of Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.

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.


The Blended Family, Kansas, 1911. Left to Right: Alfred McChesney, Lawrence McChesney, George McChesney, Mable McChesney, Emma (Fox) (Miller) (Sturm) McChesney, Alice Sturm, Annie McChesney. Find-A-Grave No. 851944 originally shared this picture.


Vernon Frederick "Verne" Blake and Mary Jane "Mamie" (McChesney) (Gitt) Blake were divorced about 1912 in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.


The World-Herald, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE, Thursday, July 25, 1912

IN DIVORCE COURT

Mamie J. Blake alleges that her husband, Verne Blake, threatened her with a butcher knife and has not supported her, in her petition for divorce, filed Wednesday. They were married at Council Bluffs in 1906.


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.


The Carroll Times, Carroll, IA, Thursday, August 12, 1915

The Misses Esther and Marion Unger left last Friday to take their Oklahoma trip. Their Uncle Vern Blake will meet the girls in Omaha and accompany them.


The 1915 Iowa State Census shows Hubert Blake (age 49) born in Illinois to Pennsylvania-born parents and having lived in Iowa for 40 years is a Watchman owning his own home worth $2,000 and is living in the 1st Ward, City of Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IA. Living with him is Anna Blake (age 48) born in Iowa to Iowa-born parents and having lived in Iowa for 48 years. Also living there is Dorothy Blake (age 12) born in Iowa to Illinois and Iowa-born parents.

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.

Mamie was living in Lincoln, NE, in 1916, when her father died.

On September 12, 1918, George Henry Sturm indicated that Mrs. Mamie Blake will know where he is. Mamie is his divorced mother.


   

George Henry Sturm WWI Draft Registration Report.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken in January 1920, shows Vernon Blake (age 52) born in Nebraska to United States-born parents is a divorced Teamster for an Ice Company employed and is Boarding at 1807 Leavenworth Street, 4th Ward, City of Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.

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 McChesney Double Wedding, 1924.


Alfred Edward McChesney and Opal Salina Pelkey (Left pair), and Ora Harvey Gillespie and Anna "Annie" McChesney (Right pair) were married in a double ceremony October 1, 1924, in Oberlin, Decatur Co., KS.


Ora Harvey Gillespie and Anna "Annie" McChesney Wedding Picture, October 1, 1924, in Oberlin, Decatur Co., KS.


The 1925 Iowa State Census taken on January 1, 1925, shows Huburt L. Blake (age 62) born in Dubuque to Pennsylvania-born parents and having lived in the United States for 62 years and having lived in Iowa for 50 years is a Watchman owning his own home worth $2,000 free of a mortgage and is living at 20 South Street, City of Dubuque, Dubuque Co., IA. Living with him is Anna Blake (age 48) born in Iowa to Iowa-born parents and having lived in Iowa for 48 years. Also living there is Dorothy Blake (age 12) born in Iowa to Illinois and Iowa-born parents.


Left to Right: Mary Jane "Mamie" (McChesney) (Sturm) (Gitt) Blake and her sister, Emma Connell.


Alonzo Walter Payne (born in PA) and Maria Asenath "Mary" (Dalzell) Lee (born in Damascus, OH) were married January 15, 1925, in Cherokee, Cherokee Co., IA.


Alonzo Walter Payne (born in PA) and Maria Asenath (Dalzell) Lee Marriage Record.


Harold Emerson Blake and Jewell Ruby White were married March 19, 1929, in Neosho, Newton Co., MO.


Harold Emerson Blake and Jewell Ruby White Marriage Record.


George Sturm and mother, Mrs. Mary Blake, spent Monday evening at the Sam Ward home September 9, 1929, Belleville, KS.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken in April 9, 1930, shows Sadie Nichols (age 60) born in Iowa to Pennsylvania and South Carolina-born parents is a Widow owning her home worth $3,000 and is living at 1003 South 22nd Street, 4th Ward, City of Omaha, Douglas Co., NE. Also living there is a Divorced Roomer, C. V. Blake (age 60) born in Iowa to United States-born parents, who is Sick.

Vernon Frederick "Verne or Charles" Blake died May 5, 1930, at 1003 South 22nd Street, 4th Ward, City of Omaha, Douglas Co., NE, at age 62. Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.


The World-Herald, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE, Wednesday, May 7, 1930

DEATH NOTICES

BLAKE - Charles, age 57, residence, 1003 S. 22d St., died Monday, May 5. He is survived by 1 son, Harold; 1 brother, Hubert; 1 sister, Mrs. Fannie Unger. Funeral Thursday, May 9 at 2 p. m. from Heafey & Heafey chapel, Rev. Charles Savidge officiating. Interment West Lawn cemetery.


The World-Herald, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE, Friday, May 9, 1930

DEATHS.

Charles V. Blake, 57 years, 1003 South Twenty-second street.


Marie Aseneth (Dalzell) (Lee) Payne died January 3, 1928, in Milnor Twp., Sargent Co., ND, at age 71.

Alonzo Walter Payne died April 28, 1933, in Gallatin Co., MT, at age 74. Buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Milnor, Sargent Co., ND. His first wife, Estella B. Payne (1853 - 1921) is also buried there.


Alonzo Walter Payne Death Record.


The Belleview Telescope, Belleville, Republic Co., KS, April 16, 1942

John McChesney

John McChesney, son of George and Josephine McChesney, was born in Tama county, Ia., March 10, 1863 and passed away at the home of his nephew, Johnnie McChesney near Narka April 7, 1942 at the age of 79 years and 27 days.

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On April 10, 1936 at Hutchinson he was united in marriage to Nancy Jane Anderson whom he leaves to mourn his passing. Others who mourn his death are four brothers; Emmitt of Springfield, Mo., Joe of Windom, Elmer of Clayton, and Jim of Lincoln, Nebr. One sister, Mrs. Mary Blake of Clifton; nine nieces, seven nephews, a number of other relatives and a host of friends.

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Burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.


Albert LeRoy "Burt" Sturm died Tuesday, August 15, 1944, in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, at age 61. Buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.


The Lincoln Journal, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, Wednesday, August 16, 1944

Deaths

STURM - Burt Sturm, 59, 1925 Van Dorn, died Tuesday. He leaves his wife, Lola; daughter, Mrs. Leona Kasparek, and granddaughter, Alberta Kasparek, both of Seward; mother, Mrs. Mary J. Blake, Belleville, Kas.; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Farlis, Chicago, and Mrs. Marion J. Wessel, Oakland, Calif.; and three brothers, Harvey E., Frank and George, all of Lincoln. Funeral 10:30 Friday at Hodgman-Splain chapel. E. C. Boehmer will sing, accompanied by Edna Mae Hoevet. Lincoln Memorial.


George Henry Sturm died March 8, 1961, at Republic County Hospital Belleville, Republic Co., KS, at age 78. Buried in New Tabor Cemetery, Cuba, Republic Co., KS.


The Belleview Telescope, Belleville, Republic Co., KS, Thursday, March 28, 1961

Obituary

George Henry Sturm

George Henry Sturm, son of Leon and Mary Sturm was born November 3, 1882 in Republic county near Belleville and passed away March 8 at the Republic county hospital, at the age of 78 years. As a boy his parents moved to Fairbury, Neb., where he lived till manhood. He then moved to Omaha, Neb., where he met and married Georgia Lane. They adopted one son, Charles. Later they were divorced. He then went on to Washington, Kan. and met and married Grace Anne Saip. They resided in Washington two years. On March 1, 1927 they moved to Belleville and resided on a farm south east of Belleville, several years. They moved to Lincoln, Neb., where he worked at the Ball Park for several years. They moved back to Belleville, where he was preceded in death by his wife Grace Anne who passed away January 8, 1959. He was also preceded in death by one sister, Maude Fox and one brother, Bert Sturm. He is survived by his son, Charles, daughter-in-law, Catherine, and one grandson, Charles Eugene Sturm of Papillion, Neb., two sisters, Mrs. Ella Farlis of Lincoln, Neb., Marion Della, Oakland, Cal., two brothers, Harvey Sturm of Lincoln, Neb., and Frank Sturm of Fairbury, Neb., a half-sister, Mrs. Bud Slater of Fairbury, Neb., and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in the Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart Memorial Chapel in Belleville on Friday, March 10 at 2 p.m. Interment was in the Tabor cemetery.


Leona (Miller) Sturm died November 7, 1967, in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, at age 82. Buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.


The Lincoln Evening Journal, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, Wednesday, November 8, 1967

Deaths and Funerals

STURM - Mrs. H. E. (Leona), 82, 3001 No. 66th, died Tuesday. Member First Methodist, charter member West O Extension Club, past president Garfield School PTA. Celebrated 57th wedding anniversary this year. Survivors: husband; sisters, Mrs. A. H. Lock, Mrs. R. R. Berryman, both of Lincoln; many nieces and nephews. Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Roper & Sons', 4300 O. Burial Lincoln Memorial.


The Lincoln Evening Journal, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, Thursday, November 9, 1967

Deaths and Funerals

STURM - Mrs. H. E. (Leona), 82, 3001 No. 66th, died Tuesday. Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Roper & Sons', 4300 O. Burial Lincoln Memorial. Pallbearers: Robert C. Miller, R. W. Hamilton, George Kasparek, Wayne Welty, Dale Miller, Walter Miller.


Frank Sturm died March 26, 1968, in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE, at age 79. Buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.


The Lincoln Star, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, Wednesday, March 27, 1968

Deaths and Funerals

STURM - Frank, 79, 3001 No. 66th, died Tuesday in Omaha. Born Belleville, Kan., Lincoln resident 50 years, WWI veteran, member American Legion, Fairbury. Survivors: brother, Harvey, Lincoln; sisters, Mrs. Marion Della, Oakland, Calif., Mrs. Ella Farless, Lincoln. Roper & Sons', 4300 O.


Harold Emerson Blake/Lee died November, 1968, in Unknown, at age 69. Buried in Maysville Cemetery, Maysville, Benton Co., AR.


WORLD WAR I

This information is taken from the book ""Report of the Adjutant General, Iowa" which is a listing of all the men  in the National Guard in Montgomery Co. and surrounding Counties.

Report of the Adjutant General of Iowa
For the Biennial Period Ended June 30, 1918
Published by the State of Iowa
Des Moines

The office of the Adjutant General has been a very busy place during the past two years. The United States has been involved in two wars during this period. At the beginning of the
year 1917 the Iowa National Guard, with the exception of the Field Artillery, which was mustered out in December, was in Federal service and was on duty on the Mexican Border guarding the border states from invasion.  The organizations were returned to their homes early in the year and by March 23, 1917 were all out of active service. On March 25, 1917 the President again issued a proclamation calling into active service a part of the National Guard from each state, preparatory to entering the World War. In Iowa the First Regiment of Infantry was called into service and placed on duty guarding bridges and munition plants. By July 15, 1917 all other organizations of National Guard had been called into service. On August 5, 1917 all men who had been mustered into National Guard service were drafted into U. S. service.  This took the Guard entirely from under the control of the state.  By the latter part of August all Iowa units had left the state. Iowa Guard units sent into the service were all efficient, but it so happened that only one of them, the Third Iowa Infantry (168th U.S. Infantry) experienced any battle field service. This regiment was a part of the 42nd or Rainbow, division, and was a composite organization, composed of the third and parts of the First and Second Infantry regiments. Three-fifths of the enlisted men of the Third, when it left Iowa, had been for some time  in the ranks of this regiment. Two-fifths were Guardsmen, transferred from the First and Second Regiments. As a result it was truly a representative Iowa National Guard unit, and its brilliant achievements on the battle fields reflects credit upon the National Guard as a whole.

The National Guard of Iowa, as of June 30, 1918, consisted of one brigade of infantry (3 regiments), First Infantry, Second Infantry and Third Infantry, as well as many other outfits. The Third Infantry was made up of fifteen companies, one of which was Company M, Red Oak, Montgomery County. These 3 regiments went on to fight in the battles of Lorraine, Champagne, Chateau Thierry, St. Mihiel, Argonne and Sedan in France in World War I as part of the 168th Infantry of the famed Rainbow Division. A member of Company M is listed here.

Private

Lee, Harold E., age 18, res. Cherokee, born in Iowa


Harvey E. Sturm died March 24, 1976, in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, at age 86. Buried in Lincoln Memorial Park, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.


The Lincoln Star, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE, Thursday, March 25, 1976

Deaths and Funerals

STURM - Harvey E, 86, 2625 No. Eden Drive, died Wednesday. Born in Kansas. Longtime Lincoln resident. Poultryman. Bred and showed harness ponies. Life member Capital City Horse and Pony Club. Survivors: sister, Marion Della, Oakland, Calif.; half-sisters, Mrs. Alice Slater, Fairbury; nieces and nephews. Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Roper & Sons Mortuary, 4300 O. The Rev. Lee Van Ham. Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials to Capital City Horse and Pony Club, Box 29194, Havelock Station. Pallbearers: R.W. Hamilton, John L. Hamilton, Charlie Sturm, Wayne Weity, Gen. Lyle Welch, Norman Dreeszen.


 



(KS) Belleville Telescope March 23, 1961

George Henry Sturm, son of Leon and Mary Sturm was born November 3, 1882 in Republic county near Belleville and passed away March 8, at the Republic county hospital, at the age of 78 years.

As a boy his parents moved to Fairbury, Neb., where he lived till manhood. He then moved to Omaha, Neb., where he met and married Georgia Lane. They adopted one son, Charles. Later they were divorced.

He then went to Washington, Kan. and met and married Anna Grace Saip. They resided in Washington two years. On March 1, 1927 they moved to Belleville and resided on a farm southeast of Belleville several years. They moved to Lincoln, Neb., where he worked at the Ball Park for several years. They moved back to Belleville where he was Preceded in death by his wife Anna Grace who passed away January 8, 1959.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Maude Fox and one brother, Bert Sturm.

He is survived by his son, Charles, daughter-in-law, Catherine, and one grandson, Charles of Papillion, Neb.; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Farlis of Lincoln, Neb., Marion Della, Oakland, Cal.; two brothers, Harve Sturm of Lincoln, Neb., and Frank Sturm of Fairbury, Neb.; a half-sister, Mrs. Bud Slater of Fairbury, Neb., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held in the Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart Memorial Chapel in Belleville on Friday, March 10 at 2 p.m. Interment was in the Tabor cemetery. 
 

 

(KS) Belleville Telescope Feb. 5, 1959

Anna Grace Sturm was born near Belleville, Kan., on July 31, 1883, to Mr. and Mrs. Wesley J. Saip and passed away at her home in Belleville on January 8, 1959.

She is survived by her husband, George H. Sturm, whom she married on February 6, 1924; a step-son, Charles Sturm and wife of Omaha, Neb,; also a step-grandson, Charles.

Other survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Emma Lahodny, Norwalk, Cal., Mrs. Sophia Fulton, Mahaska, Mrs. Ella McChesney, Narka, and Mrs. Frances Longwell, Jamesport, Mo.; four brothers, Joe A. and George W. of Belleville, Ed of Hamilton, Mo., and Frank of Beatrice, Neb.; and many nieces and nephews.

Two sisters preceded her in death, Mrs. Josephine Kasl and Mrs. Mary Kasparek.

The past six years she has been an invalid and all of her time was spent in a wheel chair and bed.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, January 9, at the Bachelor-Faulkner-Dart funeral parlor and burial was in the Tabor cemetery. 

 

Harold Martin Lee was born September 30, 1937, in Neosho, MO, and died July 15, 1988, in Arkansas, at age 49. Buried in Maysville Cemetery, Maysville, Benton Co., AR.