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Pioneer Families of Grand Traverse County, Michigan

 

 

 

Pierce Family History

 

Introduction

 

The Pierce family originated in Norfolk County in eastern England. The earliest records for the Pierces indicate they lived in several villages along the Norfolk-Suffolk border. Between 1558 and 1601 people by the name of APeerse@ lived in South Lopham, as listed in parish registers.

 

In the 1720s, Robert and Frances Pierce lived in the small town of Fersfield. By the 1750s members of the Pierce family had moved to South Lopham, situated two miles to the southwest of Fersfield. Several of the Pierce men found wives in the nearby village of Bressingham.

 

The history of South Lopham and North Lopham was outlined in Michael Friend Serpell=s A History of The Lophams .[1] Prehistoric artifacts and a Roman villa have been found in the vicinity, indicating that humans have occupied the area for thousands of years. South Lopham was in place by the 1200s. The community is  bounded on the south by a large fen (a bog-like area) that runs along the banks of the Waverly River. North of the fen were a series of small farms where crops such as wheat, oats, clover, and barley were grown in rotation, with the land placed in fallow and used as pastorage every few years. Paths snaked through fields, many of which had names: Lower San Field, Bird=s Piece, Walnut Tree Pightle, and Paul=s Meadow.

 

The South Lopham Church was dedicated to St. Nicolas and was constructed as early as the 1100s. Nearby were several small business, including the White Horse Inn. The village of North Lopham was immediately north of the village, and the two communities were linked by marriages and some feelings of rivalry. The surviving records suggest that the residents of the area were usually illiterate, church-going, and had to deal with high child mortality, occasional poverty, and national political situations that trickled down to affect everyday lives. Especially acute, as the population of the region grew, was a shortage of land for pastures, farmland, and forests, and as early as the 1700s people began to seek out new employment.

 

Flax became an important crop and a great amount of linen was produced in South Lopham. The production of flax into linen involves a number of steps, all of which required intensive labor. Hemp had to be grown, harvested, soaked in water to relax the fibers, retted to pull out fibers, spun, and woven. Both men and women worked in fields and at home, with weaving typically a male occupation. Fathers usually taught their sons to weave, and often worked 10 to 12 hours a day at the loom. The linen was used for clothing, bedclothes, and burial shrouds. The Seven Years= War of 1756 through 1763 saw continental sources of linen restricted and boosted the local production of cloth. A large number of sheep were also raised in the vicinity, accelerated by the introduction of the turnip (used for fodder), and woolen cloth was also made. A smaller number of cattle and swine were cared for by local farmers.

 

 


Overproduction of hemp and the need for more wheat led to the decreased production of linen. The process of mechanization of linen production also resulted in fewer jobs for weavers. Eventually these problems affected the Pierce family, and probably resulted in James and Elizabeth Pierce=s decision to move their family to the United States. In 1826, three years before they left, there were 12,000 unemployed weavers in Norfolk. It is not known whether the Pierces were among those who lost their jobs. A clue to how they were able to afford their journey to America comes from the Norfolk Chronicle which reported on 3 April 1830: ALast month a number of persons left North and South Lopham in wagons on their way to embark at Liverpool for the United States of America. Between 100 and 200 persons are emigrating from these parishes, a considerable sum of money having been borrowed on security of the rates to defray the expenses of their passage (about ,6.10s per head) and to furnish each family with the clear sum of ,5 on their landing at New York.@

 

The Pierces remained in New York state for about 14 years before heading west to Sheboygan County, Wisconsin in search of cheap land. Most of the Pierces remained in that state, the exception being one son and several grandsons who moved to Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Today descendants are scattered throughout the United States.

 


 

FIRST GENERATION[2]

 

Robert Pearce was born circa 1695, perhaps in Fersfield, Norfolk, England.  Robert was married about 1720 to Frances (B?B). Robert may have died and been buried on 26 April 172X.[3]

 

Children

 

i.          Anthony Pearce was baptized on 22 May 1721 in Fersfield, Norfolk, England.

ii.          Frances Pearce was baptized on 17 December 1722 at Fersfield, Norfolk, England.

iii.         Thomas Pearce was baptized on 30 December 1724 at Fersfield, Norfolk, England.

iv.         Robert Pearce was baptized on 30 December 1724 at Fersfield, Norfolk, England.

v.         John Pearce was baptized on 7 January 1727 at Fersfield, Norfolk, England.[4]

 

SECOND GENERATION

 

Anthony Pierce (Robert) was baptized on 22 May 1721 in Fersfield, Norfolk, England. He was married to Margaret (B?B). Anthony was buried on 9 April 1787 on 9 April 1787 Aaged 64 years@.[5]

 

Children

 

1.                   Anthony Pierce was baptized on 1 March 1752 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England.[6]

2.                   George Pierce was baptized on 17 August 1755 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England.[7]

3.                   Margaret Pierce was baptized on 12 January 1759 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England.[8] This may be the AMary Pearce, Unmarried woman@ who was buried on 20 July 1818 at South Lopham, aged 59 years, by Rector R. Littlehales.[9]

 

Robert Pierce (Robert) was baptized on 30 December 1724 at Fersfield, Norfolk, England.  He was married on 3 October 1749 in South Lopham, Norfolk, England to Rebecca Fisher.[10] Rebecca may have been the Rebecca Fisher baptized on 5 October 1717 at Bressingham, Norfolk, England, daughter of Edward Fisher and his wife Martha. ARobert Pearce was buried March 3d@ in 1765 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England.[11] ARebekah Pearse widow@ was buried on 12 May 1804, aged A88 years@ at South Lopham.[12]

 

Children

 

i.          Elizabeth Pierce was baptized on 19 July 1750 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England.[13] It is probable that this Elizabeth was married on 11 October 1778 at South Lopham by Curate John Smith to Charles Marton of Bressingham.[14] Witnesses to the ceremony were Thomas Pitcher and John Fuller.

ii.          Martha Pierce was baptized on 1 March 1752 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England.[15]

iii.         Robert Pierce was baptized on 21 April 1754 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England.[16]

iv.         James Pierce was baptized on 15 January 1758 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England.[17]

v.         Peter Pierce was baptized on 13 January 1764 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England.[18]

 

 

 

 


THIRD GENERATION

 

Anthony Pierce (Anthony, Robert) was married on 11 October 1774 Aby Banns@ by the Curate John Smith to Susanah (Susan) Crekes.[19] Witnesses were AAnthony Peares the father@ and John Nickolls. Susan was buried on 24 July 1782 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England.[20]

 

Children

 

1.                   Mary Pierce was baptized on 25 December 1774 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England.[21]

ii.          Anthony Pierce was baptized on 26 January 1777 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England.[22]

iii.         Sarah Pierce was baptized on 5 July 1778 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England.[23]

 

George Pierce (Anthony, Robert) was baptized on 17 August 1755 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England. George was married on 23 November 1774 by Curate John Smith to Mary Piermont (Perrymont) by license and Aconsent of the father@.[24] Witnesses to the ceremony were Fra. [?] Holland and Mummungs Murrell. Mary was born circa 1750-1751. Mary was buried on 14 June 1790 at South Lopham aged A39 years@.[25] George appears to be the widower who was married on 29 September 1796 at Bressingham to Martha Mallows. Martha was a single woman and a resident of Bressingham. James Marest was the minister and the witnesses were John Roper and John Dove.[26] George was buried on 17 September 1835 in South Lopham, aged 80 years.[27]

 

Children

 

1.                   John Pierce was baptized on 28 May 1776 at South Lopham.[28] AJohn Pearse Singleman a Pauper was buried October 15, 1796 Aged 21 Years@.[29]

2.                   William Pierce was born on 7 April 1786 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England. He was privately baptized on 9 April 1786 and received into the church on 15 October 1786.[30]

 

James Pearce (Robert, Robert) was baptized on 15 January 1758 in South Lopham, Norfolk, England.  He was married to  Elizabeth Bradstreet. AJames Pearse a Married Man was buried April 24th 1798 Aged 40 Years@ in South Lopham.[31] AEliz. Pierce widow was buried Nov. 8th- aged 48@ in South Lopham.[32]

 

Children

 

i.          James Pearce was baptized on 3 October 1783 at Fersfield, Norfolk, England.[33] James was buried on 15 January 1784 in South Lopham, aged three months.[34]

ii.          Elizabeth Pearce was born on 9 December 1785 and was baptized on 9 April 1786 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England.[35]

iii.         Mary Pearce was born on 4 August 1788 and was privately baptized on 6 August 1788 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England. She was received into the church on 31 May 1789.[36] Mary was married on 26 June 1814 at South Lopham by Rector Richard Littlehales to James Howlet.[37] The wedding was witnessed by James and Elisabeth Pearce, her parents.

iv.         James Pearce was born on 17 December 1790 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England. He was privately baptized on 22 December 1790 and was received into the church on 25 December 1792.[38]

 


v.         Martha Pearce was born on 5 August 1793. She was baptized on 6 August 1793 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England and was received into the church on 25 December 1796.[39] Martha was married on 23 February 1816 at South Lopham by Rector Richard Littlehales to John Rush.[40] The wedding was witnessed by a Amark@by her parents James and Elisabeth Pearce.

vi.         Lionel Pearce was born on 16 February 1796 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England. He was privately baptized on 20 February 1796 and was received into the church on 25 December 1796.[41]

vii.        William Pearce was born on 11 June 1798. He was privately baptized on 12 June 1798.[42]  

 

Peter Pearce (Robert, Robert) was baptized on 13 January 1764 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England. Peter was married to Sarah Chelverton (Shelverton). Sarah was born circa 1762. Peter was buried on 8 June 1807 Aa married man@ aged 43.[43] Sarah was buried on 15 December 1842 at South Lopham aged A80 yrs@ with Rector Barrow performing the ceremony.[44]

 

Children

 

1.                   Elizabeth Pearce was born 17 June 1788 and was privately baptized by Rector Manning on 4 July 1788[45]. She was received into the church on 27 May 1792. This may be the Elizabeth Pearce who was married on 16 December 1807 by Curate Baldwin Wake at South Lopham to Uriah Leader.[46] Witnesses to the marriage were William Leeder and John Fuller.

2.                   James Pierce was born on 15 August 1792 and was publically baptized on 5 January 1794 at South Lopham.[47] AJames Pearce bachelor@ was buried at South Lopham on 4 August 1822 aged 30 years with the ceremony performed by Curate Edwin Sidney.[48]

3.                   Martha Pearce was born on 25 July 1794 and was publically baptized on 12 October 1794 at South Lopham.[49] Martha was buried on 14 November 1794 Aaged 16 years [?]@.[50]

4.                   Robert Peirce was born on 24 February 1794 and was publically baptized on 12 May 1799 at South Lopham.[51]

5.                   John Peirce was born on 16 July 1798 and was publically baptized on 12 May 1799 at South Lopham.[52]

6.                   William Pearse was born on 15 June 1800 and was publically baptized on 25 May 1801.[53]

 

Thomas Pearce was born circa 1766 (parents unknown). Thomas was married to Martha Dobby. Martha was born circa 1756. AThomas Pearse a Married Man was buried July 19th 1798 Aged 32 Years@ at South Lopham.[54] Martha Pearse widow was buried December 17, 1806 Aged 50 years@ at South Lopham.[55]

 

Children

 

1.                   Thomas Pearce was born on 31 January 1788 and was privately baptized on 24 February 1788.[56] He was received into the church on 21 March 1788. Thomas Pearse was married on 25 November 1811 at South Lopham to Sarah Borles.[57] Witnesses to the wedding were M. J. DeRocquigny and Martha Goodrath. Thomas was buried on 28 September 1852 at South Lopham Aaged 64 yrs@ with Rector Barrows performing the ceremony.[58]

2.                   Martha Pearce was born on 5 July 1789 and was privately baptized on 19 October 1790.[59] She was received into the church on 27 March 1791.

3.                   Mary Pearce was born on 10 December 1790 and was privately baptized on 21 December 1790.[60] Mary was buried on 13 October 1796 Aaged 5 years 9 months@.[61]

 


4.                   Anthony Pierce was born on 15 December 1792 and was publically baptized on 15 December 1793 at South Lopham.[62] Anthony was buried on 31 October 1796 Aaged 3 years 10 months@.[63]

5.                   James Pearce was born on 2 March 1795 and was publically baptized on 23 October 1796 at South Lopham.[64] James was buried in 31 October 1796 aged A1 year 8 months@.[65]

 


FOURTH GENERATION

 

Anthony Pierce (Anthony, Anthony, Robert) was baptized on 26 January 1777 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England. Anthony, a widowed of Bressingham parish, was married on 15 June 1791 in Bressingham to Charlotte Fisher, a single woman. The Curate George Betts performed the ceremony, with John Dove as one of the two witnesses.[66]

 

Children

 

1.                   John Pearse was born on 7 October 1794 and was publically baptized on 23 October 1796 at South Lopham.[67]

 

James Pierce (James, Robert, Robert) was born on 17 December 1790 in South Lopham, Norfolk, England, son of James and Elizabeth Brodstreet Pierce.[68] Norfolk is on the eastern coast of England. James was a weaver by trade in England according to the occupation listed on his childrens= baptismal records[69] and a biography of one of his sons.

 

James was married on 1 January 1818 in South Lopham to Elizabeth "Bessie" Wade.[70] Richard  Littlehales performed the service and the wedding vows were witnessed by William Wade and Mary Parnett (possibly Parrett). Elizabeth was born on 15 April 1798 in England[71] and she was described as being Aof Bressingham@ on her marriage certificate. The christenings of the six oldest Pierce boys were recorded in the records of South Lopham. James Pierce was a weaver until sometime between 1825 and 1829, when he is listed as a laborer.

 

The Pierce family emigrated to the United States in 1829 (sometime after July 12 when their last child was baptized), enduring a nine week sail.[72] One son, William, remained behind working for his employers, the Roberts, while three sons came with James and Elizabeth. Another son was born during the voyage. A story passed down by one branch of the family is that Elizabeth=s brothers Apresented the couple with a bag of gold to help them along@.[73]

 

The Pierces settled in Jefferson County, New York. On 7 September 1840 James applied an intent to become naturalized in Jefferson County, New York.[74] The family moved in 1848 to Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. Supposedly, their son William had moved to Wisconsin and they followed him.

 

 


James purchased 40 acres on 21 September 1848- the southeast 1/4 of the southwest 1/4 of section 25, Township 14 North, Range 21 East, in Lyndon township from Charles D. and Sarah W. Cole.[75] On 25 September 1848, Stephen L. and Sarah P. Marshall sold for $75 the northeast 1/4 of the southwest 1/4 of section 25 of Township 14 North, Range 21 East. The parcel contained 40 acres.[76] On 18 September 1850, James sold the southeast 1/4 of the southwest 1/4 of section 25, Township 14 North, Range 21 East as well as the northeast 1/4 of the southwest 1/4 of section 25, Township 14 North, Range 21 East to Ira Jerome of Onondaga County, New York for $50. James purchased an adjoining 40 acres from Stephen Marshall on 25 December 1854.[77] On 30 April 1855 James and Elizabeth (of Lyndon) sold the northeast 1/4 of the south 1/4 of section 25, Township North 14, Range 21 East to Abel Mead for $55.[78]  They built a log cabin and the Pierces worked as farmers. The family farmhouse, which James built, survived until 1930, when it burned when an oil stove exploded. In 1860, James and Elizabeth lived alone at Onion River in Lyndon.[79] James was a Republican and a Ahighly respected citizen@.[80] In 1870, James and Elizabeth lived with their son Melvin and a boy named Frank Loomis in Lyndon.[81]

 

The Pierces lived with their son Melvin in their old age. James died on 15 April 1873 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. He left wife Elizabeth his property and personal possessions in his will[82]: In the name of God, Amen, I James Pierce of the Town of Lyndon in the County of Sheboygan and State of Wisconsin having regard to the uncertainty of life do make, publish, and declare this as my last will and testament. First- After the payment of all my just debts and expenses of sickness and burial, I give devise and bequeath all my property, both real and personal and all property both real and personal of which I may be seized or possessed at the time of my death to my wife Elizabeth Pierce for and during the term of her natural life.

Second, I give, devise and bequeath to my son Melville Pierce all of my real estate comprising my home farm in the Town of Lyndon aforesaid and two and one half acres of swamp land in the town of Sherman in said County and all real estate of which I may be seized at the time of my death to him the said Melville and his heirs forevere subject to the above life estate.

 

Third, I give and bequeath to my said son Melville all the farming tools and utensils and farming machinery and all waggons, sleighs and harnesses on my home farm and also one span of horses two cows and ten sheep, subject to the use above devised to my wife Elizabeth.

 

Fourth, I give and bequeath to my children William, James, Henry, Robert, George, John and Ellen Ellsworth the residue of my personal estate to be divided equally between them share and share alike subject to the use above devised to my wife Elizabeth.

 

Fifth, I appoint my wife Elizabeth Sole Executrix of this my will and testament. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine. James Pierce [seal]. The will was witnessed by Bill Williams and F. A. Arens.

 

 In 1880, Elizabeth was living with her son Melvin Pierce in Lyndon twp.[83]

 

On 1 December 1884, John Pierce petitioned the court to appoint Hanford S. Hutchinson to be the legal guardian of his mother Elizabeth, who was A87 years old and incompetent to manage the farm, property & animals.@ A hearing was held on 26 December 1884 and the guardianship was granted.[84] Elizabeth, who was usually known as Bessie, died there on 25 April 1887. The couple is buried in the Old Section of Hingham Cemetery.[85]

 

Children

 

i.          William J Pierce was born circa 1819 in England.

ii.          James Pierce, Jr. was born in February 1821 in South Lopham, Norfolk, England. He was baptized there by Rector Isham Case on 1 April 1821.[86]

iii.         Robert Pierce was born on 24 October 1824 in South Lopham, Norfolk, England. He was baptized there on 19 June 1825 by Minister C. H. Browne.[87]

iv.         Henry Pierce was born on 12 March 1825 in South Lopham, Norfolk, England. He was baptized there by Minister C. H. Browne on 19 June 1825.[88]

 


v.         Richard (Elisha?) Pierce was born circa 1826 in South Lopham, Norfolk, England. He was baptized there on 12 July 1829 by Rector Barrows.[89]

vi.         John Pierce was born 22 October 1826 in South Lopham, Norfolk, England. He was baptized on 12 July 1829 by Rector Barrow at South Lopham.[90]

vii.        Ellen Pierce

viii.       Melvin Pierce was born on 10 March 1835 in Jefferson County, New York.

ix.         George Pierce

x.         Elizabeth Pierce was born circa 1835 in New York.

xi.         Female Pierce

 

 

Lionel Pearce (James, Robert, Robert) was born on 16 February 1796 at South Lopham, Norfolk, England (James, Robert, Robert). Lionel was married to Rebecca (B?B). He was working as a weaver in 1830 in South Lopham.[91]

 

Children

 

1.                   George Pearce was baptized on 6 February 1830 by Rector Barrow at South Lopham. A note besides his baptismal record states Adead@.[92] He was buried at South Lopham on 14 February 1830 aged A3 weeks@ with Rector Barrow performing the ceremony.[93]

 

 

George Pearce (parents unknown) was born circa 1804 in South Lopham. He was married on 24 February 1824 at South Lopham by Rector Barrows to Mary Bridges.[94] Mary was born circa 1796 in Redgrave, Suffolk. John Notery [?] and John Fuller witnessed the marriage. They lived in South Lopham. George worked as a weaver. In 1851, George and his family (wife Mary and children George, James, Elizabeth, Jeremiah, and John) lived on Bottesdale Road in South Lopham. George was working as a hand loom weaver of linen as was his son George. Sons James and Jeremiah were agricultural laborers.[95]

 

Children

 

1.                   William Pearce was privately baptized on 21 April 1824 at South Lopham.[96] William was buried at South Lopham on 9 February 1833 aged A9 yrs@ with Rector Barrow performing the ceremony.[97]

2.                   Maria Pearce was born circa 1825. She was publically baptized on 1 January 1832 A6 yrs old@ by Rector Barrow.[98] Maria was buried on 26 March 1833 at South Lopham aged A7 years@ with Rector Barrow performing the ceremony.[99]

 


3.                   Elizabeth Pearce was born circa 1828. She was publically baptized on 1 January 1832 A4 yrs old@ by Rector Barrow.[100] Elizabeth was buried at South Lopham on 9 February 1833 aged A5 yrs@ with Rector Barrow performing the ceremony.[101]

4.                   George Pearce was born circa 1830 in South Lopham. He was privately baptized on 10 October 1830 at South Lopham by Rector Barrow.[102]

5.                   James Pearce was born circa 1832 in South Lopham. He was publically baptized on 11 June 1837 at South Lopham by Rector Barrows.[103]

6.                   Elizabeth Pearce was born circa 1835 in South Lopham. She was baptized on 18 April 1836 at South Lopham by Rector Barrows.[104] She was admitted into the church on 11 June 1837.

7.                   Jeremiah Pearse was born circa 1837 in South Lopham. He was publically baptized on 11 June 1837 at South Lopham by Rector Barrows.[105]

8.                   John Pearce was born circa 1843 in South Lopham.

 

 

George Pierce (parents unknown) was married to Mary (B?B).

 

Children

 

 

9.                   Ann Marie Pearce was baptized on 24 March 1815 at South Lopham, Norfolk by Rector Richard Littlehales.[106]

ii.          Sophia Pearce was born on 16 September 1817. She was baptized on 8 March 1818 at South Lopham by Rector Richard Littlehales.[107]

 

 

William Pearce (Peter, Robert, Robert) was born on 15 June 1800 and was publically baptized on 25 May 1801, son of Peter Pearce and Sarah Shelverton. William was  married to Susanna. He worked as a laborer in South Lopham and as a weaver in the 1840s. William was buried on 29 January 1858 Aaged 58 yrs@.[108] The Curate F. W. Dix performed the ceremony.

 

Children

 

1.                   Elizabeth Pearce was born circa 1823. She was publically baptized on 8 September 1833 at A10 yrs@ at South Lopham by Rector Barrows.[109]

2.                   Susanna Pearce was born circa 1831. She was publically baptized on 8 September 1833 aged A2 yrs@ at South Lopham by Rector Barrows.[110]

3.                   William Pearce was born circa 1829. He was publically baptized on 8 September 1833 aged A4 yrs@ at South Lopham by Rector Barrows.[111]

4.                   George Pearce was publically baptized on 29 March 1840 at South Lopham by Rector Barrows.[112]

5.                   Walter Pearce was baptized on 18 June 1848 at South Lopham by Curate W. H. Shore.[113]

6.                   Arthur Pearce was baptized on 18 June 1848 at South Lopham by Curate W. H. Shore.[114]

 

 

 


FIFTH GENERATION

 

William J. [or T.?] Pierce (James, James, Robert, Robert) was born circa 1819/1820 in South Lopham, England. William supposedly remained behind in England when his parents emigrated, staying with the Roberts family. They moved to the United States prior to 1844 and moved to Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, with William apparently following soon afterwards.

 

William was married prior to 1844 in New York to Mary Ann Roberts. Mary was born circa 1823/1824 in Maine, daughter of Shadrock Roberts.[115] The Pierces were living in  Wisconsin prior to 1847. They are listed on the 1850 census in Sheboygan County.[116] In 1860, William and Mary were listed with their five children in Lima.[117] In 1880, the couple lived with their son Burt (Albert), Mary=s father, and three other individuals in Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[118] Mary died on 11 June 1886 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[119]

 

Children

 

1.                   William L. Pierce was born circa 1843/1844 in Jefferson Co., NY.

2.                   Charles W. Pierce was born circa 1846/1847 at Lima, Sheboygan Co., WI.

3.                   Clarence Pierce was born circa 1854/1855 in Wisconsin. Clarence lived in Milkwaukee in 1907 when it was reported that he and Alonzo Sauls attended the funeral of their uncle.[120]

4.                   Albert A. Pierce was born circa 1856/1857 in Wisconsin.

5.                   Mary E. Pierce was born in December 1859 or January 1860 in Wisconsin.

 

James Pierce (James, James, Robert, Robert) was born 2 February 1821 in England. He was baptized in South Lopham, Norfolk, England on 1 April 1821.[121] James came to the United States with his parents in mid-1829. James filed an intent to become a naturalized citizen in Jefferson County, New York. He stated that the family had emigrated from London to New York City about 1 June 1830 and lived at Alexandria, Jefferson County, New York. The declaration was signed on 17 December 1845.[122]

 

He was married prior to 1844 to Sarah Soule. Sarah was born on 22 May 1822 in Johnstown, New York. 

 

In 1860, James and Sarah lived with their five children in Hingham.[123] James served in Company B of the 27th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War. He enlisted on 17 October 1864 and served until 27 September 1865. His pension papers described him as being 5 ft 7 inches tall, fair complexion, brown hair, and blue eyes.[124] James was at Spanish Fork, Alabama in March 1865 when Ahe was holding the poll of an artillery wagon when he received a severe blow just above his right hip, caused by the dropping of one of the wheels into a hole. The blow being so severe as to throw him into the water...@ James was subsequently hospitalized.[125] He was later to claim he was one-half disabled by his injuries.

 

In 1865, James and his family were listed on the state census in Lima (3 white males and 5 white females).[126]  In 1870 the family was listed in Lima township with their five children.[127]

 

In 1880 James and Sarah lived with their children.[128] Sarah died on 18 March 1890 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. The Sheboygan County News reported on 22 March 1890:

 


Mrs. James Pierce died near the village on March 18, 1890 at the age of 68 years of paralysis. Mrs. Pierce was born on May 24, 1822 at Johnstown, New York. Was married in 1843, came to Wisconsin in 1849 and settled on the farm 1 mile east of the village, where she lived until the spring of 1887 when her husband and herself moved to what is known as the Jones place south of the village leaving their son on the old farm. At their new home she died.

The funeral services were held on Thursday, March 20th at the M. E. church, Rev. William Batzer officiated. She was the mother of seven children, 5 of whom are now living. Mary S., wife of Dr. Coller, Lydia E., Sidney, Minerva- wife of Dr. Giles of Mondovi, Buffalo County, Wisconsin, and Ellen wife of A. Lemkuel in Nebraska. Her husband is left to mourn the sudden taking a way of his companion with whom he was associated so many years. Truly a good wife and mother has gone to her reward.

 

James applied for a Civil War pension in 1879 and for an increase in 1893, claiming:  While he was in service Athe tongue of a wagon struck him, injuring the rt. side and hip, causing pain and lameness ever since, he cannot stoop on account of pain, and is unable to work any@.[129]

 

Sarah died on 18 March 1890 at Hingham, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. In 1900, James lived with his daughter Lydia.[130] James died on 5 February1907 in Hingham, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. His obituary appeared in an unidentified Wisconsin newspaper:

 

THE PASSING OF JAMES PIERCE

 

This weeks it becomes our sad duty to chronicle the death of an aged pioneer resident, friend and brave man of the sixties, and a quiet cheerful resident of our village. James Pierce, who on Saturday noon, Feb. 2, ate his dinner as usual and shortly after suffered a stroke of paralysis which soon rendered his unconscious in which condition he remained until Tuesday evening Feb. 5, about 7 o=clock when he passed peaceably away to the great beyond. The funeral was held on Friday at 11 o=clock at the residence and 12 o=clock at the M. E. church, Rev. T. T. Sharps officiating. There was a large attendance. The pall bearers were comrades W. W. Potter, Horace Tibbitts, Hiram Pray, E. N. Daharsh, Alex McMullen and Patrick Murphy.

 

James Pierce was born Feb. 17, 1821 at Somersetshire, England. He came with his parents to America in 1829 and lived with them in Jefferson County, N. Y. until he came to Wisconsin in 1854, since when he lived on a farm in the Town of Lima until 18 years ago he moved to this village. Mr. Pierce was united in marriage to Sarah A. Soule in Jefferson County, N. Y. on Sept. 5, 1843, she departing this life on March 18, 1890. They w ere blessed with 7 children: Sidney died at the age of 2 years in New York state. Eugene died here at the age of 19 years and five children survive as follows: Miss Lydia Emerett Pierce, Mrs. L. T. Coller, and Mrs. Arnold Lemkuil of this place, Mrs. Minerva Giles of Mondovi, Wis., and Sidney Pierce of Springfield, So. Dak. James Pierce enlisted in Co. B. 27th Reg. Wis. Infy, on the 17th day of Oct. 1864 to fight the battles of his country and was honorably discharged at the close of the war, July 19, 1865, having done his full duty to uphold the right as he believed. After a long and upright life he passed peaceably to the other shore and his pleasant words of greeting and frequent calls will be missed by all of his friends here who knew him as a pleasant, kind and obliging friend and neighbor.[131]

 

The couple is buried with their daughter Lydia and son Eugene in the Hingham Cemetery in Lima.[132]

 

Children[133]

 


1.                   Lydia Emmerette Pierce was born in June 1844 in Jefferson County, New York. She died in 1925 and is buried in the old section of Hingham Cemetery in Lima.[134]

2.                   Mary Sophronia Pierce was born circa 26 December 1847 in Jefferson County, New York.

3.                   Ellen Pierce was born 4 May 1848 in Jefferson County, New York. Ellen was married to Arnold Lemkuil.

4.                   Sidney Pierce was born circa 1850. He died circa 1852 in Jefferson County, New York.

5.                   Minerva Pierce was born on 16 October 1854 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[135]

6.                   Sidney Pierce was born 16 December 1856 at Hingham, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[136] 

7.                   Eugene Pierce was born on 10 November 1862 at Lima, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[137] Eugene died in 1881,supposedly in a drowning accident, and is buried in the old section of Hingham Cemetery in Lima.[138]

 

 

Robert Pierce (James, James, Robert, Robert) was born 26 Oct/Nov 1824 in England.[139] Robert was baptized on the same day as his brother Henry at South Lopham, Norfolk, England on 19 June 1825.[140] He emigrated with his parents in 1829 and lived with them in Jefferson County, New York.

 

Robert married Julia A Sprague around 1850. Census records record that Julia was born in 1828 in New York. Her gravestone lists 1823 as her birthdate.

 

In 1860 the Pierce family was living in Alexandria, Jefferson County, New York.[141] Four daughters had been born in New York: Sarah DeEtte, Bertha, Florence, and Frances A. Residing with the family were three members of Julia's family. Their relationship to Julia is not clear. 78 year-old Sally Sprague, born in Massachusetts or Connecticut, may have been either her mother or grandmother. Twenty-three year old Marcellus Sprague and twenty-two year old Mary Sprague were probably Julia's brother or nephew and his wife. In the 1850 census Marcellus was listed as the son of Charles and Marguerite Sprague. Charles was thirty-six and had been born in Massachusetts. Marguerite was thirty-four and had been born in New York. In 1850 Julia would have been twenty-two (or twenty-seven), so it is unlikely that Charles was her father, more likely he was her uncle. A Benjamin F Sprague is a more likely candidate. This individual is listed on the 1850 census with his wife Rhodeann; children Sally M, Mary, George, and Philanth(a); along with his mother (?) Sally. The latter individual appears to be the same Sally who was living with Robert and Julia in 1850.

 

The Pierces left New York sometime between 1860 and 1864. The Pierces moved near to the town of Lima in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. On 14 October 1864, Robert joined the B Company of the 27th Wisconsin Infantry.[142] He served until 29 August 1865. His later pension papers indicate he was 5 ft 8 inches tall, light complected, had light hair, and gray eyes.[143]

 

Between November 1866 and the summer of 1870 the Robert Pierce family moved to Paradise township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. By 1870 three additional children had been born: Charles, Mary, and Fannie.[144] Fannie Pierce died at age three in Mayfield township. The family later moved to Fife Lake township around 1875.[145] In 1875, Robert received homestead lands on 10 May (80 acres) and on 30 June (79.93) acres.[146] All records indicate that Robert worked as a farmer throughout his life. Julia Sprague Pierce died 2 July 1878 in Michigan. Her death record has not been located. She was buried in 1880 in the Fife Lake cemetery.[147]

 

 


Robert was elected a constable in Fife Lake townsip in April 1882.[148] In his later years Robert suffered from poor health.  In 1890 he applied for a Civil war pension stating that he was Aafficted [sic] with flux and chronic diarrhea resulting in blind piles, roaring in head, the result of catarrh, and been generally smashed up by log roling him in the lumber woods three ribs being broken.@ The pension was approved for $12 a month beginning on 21 July 1890.[149]

 

In 1900 he was living with his son Charles. Robert died 3 February 1904 at Fife Lake, Grand Traverse Co. MI.[150] He is buried in the Fife Lake cemetery.

 

Children

 

i.          Sarah DeEtte Pierce was born 15 December 1851 in Jefferson County, New York.

ii.          Bertha Pierce was born in March 1855 in New York.

iii.         Florence Pierce was born in September 1856 in New York.

iv.         Frances A Pierce born 1857/8 in New York.

v.         Charles Pierce was born January 1862 in New York.

vi.         Mary E Pierce was born 28 February 1863 in New York.

vii.        Fannie Pierce was born 31 October 1866 in Wisconsin. She died 11 May 1869 at Mayfield, Grand Traverse Co. Michigan and is buried at the Fife Lake cemetery.[151]

 

Henry Pierce (James, James, Robert, Robert) was born on 12 March 1825 in England. He was baptized on 19 June 1825 in South Lopham, Norfolk, England.[152] He was married on 25 July 1847 in Gibbsville, Wisconsin to Lucinda Becker. Lucinda was born on 4 April 1831 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Pierces lived in Ohio from at least 1847 to the early 1850s, moving to Wisconsin by 1851. In 1860 Henry and Lucinda lived in Lima with their four children.[153] In 1870 the couple lived next door to several other Pierce families in Lima.[154]  In 1880, Henry lived next door to his brother James in Lima twp., Sheboygan Co., Wisconsin.[155] In 1900, Henry and Lucinda lived by themselves on their farm.[156] Henry died on 24 September 1902 at Hingham, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. Lucinda died on 23 November 1918. Henry and Lucinda are buried in the Old Hingham Cemetery.[157]

 

Children

 

1.                   Francis Pierce was born in 1848 in Ohio. Francis was married to Lydia. She was born in 1863 and died in 1933. Frank died in 1916.[158]

2.                   John C. Pierce was born on 25 December 1850. He died on 10 December 1872 and is buried in Old Hingham Cemetery.[159]

3.                   Emma J. Pierce was born on 19 March 1854 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[160]

4.                   Elizabeth H. Pierce was born on 25 October 1857 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[161]

5.                   James Barney Pierce was born on 7 October 1860 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[162] Barney was probably married to ------ Slyfield. She was born circa 1862/1863, daughter of Ernest L. and Elizabeth H. Slyfield. She died on 9 April 1885 and her partial tombstone is found in the old section of Hingham Cemetery.[163]

6.                   Albert J. Pierce was born on 6 November 1866 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[164]

 

 

 


John Pierce (James, James, Robert, Robert) was born on 22 October 1826 (per tombstone) in England. He was baptized on 12 July 1829 in South Lopham, Norfolk, England shortly before the family sailed to the United States.[165] He was married circa 1851 to Eliza A. Cobb. Eliza was born on 27 November 1836 (1835 per tombstone) in Vermont, daughter of Daniel Cobb and Louanie Adams.[166] She came to Wisconsin with her parents about 1837 and settled in Sheboygan County.[167]

 

John began farming with his father as a teenager. When he was ready to Abegin farming on his own account he purchased the Jason Clark place, located in Lyndon township in the vicinity of Hingham, which he cultivated for about twenty five years.@ In 1860, John and Elizabeth and their two sons lived in Onion River, Lyndon, Wisconsin.[168]  John sold the property and purchased a farm in Lima township and devoted his time to raising berries and other small fruit.[169] In 1870, the family lived in Lyndon.[170] In 1880, the family lived in Lima twp.[171]

 

AMr. Pierce originally voted the republican ticket, but he did not indorse their attitude on the liquor question later gave his support to the prohibition party. he never actively participated in local affairs, although he was a public-spirited man and was highly esteemed in his community, where he had many friends@.[172] In 1900, the couple were again listed in Lima twp, with their son Elmer and his wife and children.[173]

 

John died on 3 August 1907 at his farm, half-mile from Hingham. He had been returning from Hingham with the mail and an automobile frightened his horse. John was injured and died two months later.[174] His obituary appeared in an unidentified Wisconsin newspaper:

 

John Pierce an old settler and respected citizen passed quietly to the great beyond on last Sunday morning Nov. 3, 1907 after failing health for a couple of months, although only constantly confined to his home for the past two weeks with kidney trouble and a tumor, he suffered greatly toward the last. On Sept. 1 while Mr. Pierce was returning from Adell with the mail his horse was frightened by an automobile and threw him out of the buggy over the fence and hurt him somewhat, although ut was not thought serious he never fully recovered from the same.

 

The funeral was held Tuesday at 1 o=clock from the home and 2 o=clock at the M. E. church in this village, Rev. T. T. Sharpe officiating. Although the inclemency of the weather kept many away the funeral was largely attended. The pall bearers were E. N. Daharsh, A. L. Tibbitts, L. D. Hill, W. W. Potter, D. H. Nonhof and John Wisselink.

 

Mr. Pierce was born in Lincolnshire, England, Oct. 22, 1826 and came to America with his parents when but 3 years of age and settled in New York where they remained a number of years. Later he moved to Wisconsin. He was united in marriage to Miss Eliza Cobb on Oct. 22, 1855 after which they resided in the Town of Lyndon for twenty-five years and the past 27 years occupied the present home north of the village. Their home was blessed with a family of eight children, all of whom are living as follows: Adelbert of Sheboygan, Clement and Fred of Kingsley, Mrs. Eva Jansen of Antigo, Mrs. Nellie Ackerson of Milwaukee, William, Elmer and Chas. of this vicinity. The deceased was a member also of a large family having had 8 brothers and 3 sisters, of which one brother survives, being George, who was present at the funeral.

 

Mr. Pierce was well known and by his pleasant joking manner won a host of friends. On the 19th of October he carried the mail for twenty-two years between this place and Adell. He was greeted by many friends as AUncle Sam@ and was so titled by many people along the route.

 


On October 22, 1905 Mr. and Mrs. Pierce celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Mr. Pierce was a man of good morals and in the capacity of mail messenger proved a very faithful and pleasant servant and will be sadly missed by many who extend sympathy to the bereaved relatives and share the loss also in the departure of a true friend.

 

Relatives from away who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Eva Jansen of Antigo, Mr. and Mrs. John Ackerson and sons Raymond and Ralph and daughter Zillah, George Pierce and Mrs. Jennie Bucher of Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert Pierce and sons Loyd and Leland, Mr. and Mrs. Barney Pierce and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Slyfield of Sheboygan and Miss Lettie Pierce of Oostburg.

 

Eliza died on 20 August 1916.[175] Her obituary appeared in an unidentified Wisconsin newspaper:

 

REACHED A RIPE AGE

 

Another pioneer has gone to the home above, another name can be added to the list of early settlers who have fallen into the sleep of death, and will no more be seen in the place where their faces were so familiar. The death angle came, and the spirit of Mrs. John Pierce, passed away to the home that knows no sorrow, Sunday evening at 8:30, August 20th, 1916. Mrs. Pierce died, cause of death was infirmities of old age, she being eighty years, eight months and twenty-three days old at the time of her death.

 

Mrs. Pierce=s maiden name was Miss Eliza Cobb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Cobb. She was born Nov. 27, 1835, and at the age of eleven years, came to Wisconsin with her parents who settled on a farm in the town of Lima just east of the village of Hingham. She was united in marriage about 60 years ago to Mr. John Pierce of the town of Lyndon, and commenced housekeeping in the little old log cabin in the town of Lyndon where they shared together hardships and happiness of true pioneer life. Twenty-five or thirty years ago they sold their farm and bought twenty acres of land in the village of Lima just north of this village. Her husband, John Pierce, died November 3, 1907. Since then she has continued to live on the farm with her sons Elmer, and later with Charles; until about two months ago her son Elmer came and moved his mother to his home in Sheboygan where she was tenderly cared for, until she passed away as above stated. She is survived by five sons and two daughters, Mrs. Eva Jensen, Antigo; Mrs. Nellie Ackerman, Milwaukee; Adelbert Pierce, Texas; Clement and Fred Pierce of Michigan; Elmer Pierce, Sheboygan, and William and Charles of this place. She is also survived by two brothers, Rollin Cobb of this place and Lowel Cobb of Sheboygan Falls, also forty-two grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren.

 

The funeral was held at Hingham on Wednesday with interment in the Hingham cemetery besides her husband who preceded her nine years. The pall bearers were Messrs. John Wisselink, J. W. Huyck, George Pollard, O. W. Dell, John Bloemers and W. W. Potter. Rev. L. E. Ssanks, pastor of the M. E. church officiated.

 

The children who attended the funeral were, Mrs. Eva Jensen of Antigo, Mrs. Nellie Ackerman of Milwaukee, Elmer Pierce and family of Sheboygan, William and Charles Pierce and families of this place[176].

 

They are buried in Hingham Cemetery in Lima.[177]

Children

 

 


1.                   Adelbert Pierce was born in 1855/1856 in Wisconsin

2.                   Eva Pierce married Edward Jensen and lived at Antigo, Wisconsin.

3.                   Clement Forrest Pierce was born on 28 August 1858 in Wisconsin.

4.                   Frederick Myron Pierce was born in 1860 in Wisconsin.

5.                   Ellen (Nellie) Pierce was born in 1864. Nellie married John Ackerman and lived in Milwaukee.

6.                   William Pierce was born on 22 July 1867 in Lyndon, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.

7.                   Elmer E. Pierce was born on 8 February 1870 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[178]

8.                   Charles Pierce was born in 1880. A Charles Pierce is buried in the old section of Hingham Cemetery (1880-1934) next to his wife Cornelia Pierce (1885-1930).[179]

 

 

Richard Elisha Pierce was born circa 1828/1829 in England. He was baptized on 12 July 1829 in South Lopham, Norfolk, England.[180] He was married to Elizabeth T.. Elizabeth was born circa 1840 in Wisconsin. They were living in Lima twp., Sheboygan County, Wisconsin in 1870.[181] In 1880 they were living in Hazel Green, Grant County, Wisconsin with their son Frank.[182]

 

Child

 

1.                   Mary Pierce was born circa 1863/1864 in Wisconsin.

2.                   Frank Pierce was born circa 1868 in Montana.

 

 

Ellen Pierce (James, James, Robert, Robert) was born circa 1832 in New York. She was married prior to 1858 to Roberson [Robinson?] Ellsworth. Roberson was born circa 1824 in Vermont. In 1880, the couple lived in Union, Waupaca County, Wisconsin with their three children.[183] Ellen died on 29 June 1898 in Waupaca County, Wisconsin.[184]

 

 

Children

 

1.                   Elwin R. Ellsworth was born circa 1858 in Wisconsin.

2.                   Elizabeth L. Ellsworth was born circa 1865 in Wisconsin.

3.                   James O. Ellsworth was born circa 1873 in Wisconsin.

 

Melvin Pierce (James, James, Robert, Robert) was born on 10 March 1835 in Jefferson County, New York. He moved with his family to Wisconsin when he was 13 (about 1848). He was married on 29 October 1874 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin to Mahala Daharsh.[185] Mahala was born on 24 August 1839 in Madison County, New York, daughter of Cornelius Daharsh and Nancy Rothler. Mahala=s father was a shipbuilder but switched to farming when the family moved to Wisconsin. Her mother was a member of the Methodist church. The family moved west from New York in 1846/1847.

 

Melvin was a member of the Republican party, voting for Abraham Lincoln in 1860. In Wisconsin he managed a farm of 132 acres, Athree miles from Waldo, and the well-tilled fields and many improvements upon the place, including the commodious residence and good outbuildings, stand as monuments to his thrift and enterprise. His wife is a great lover of flowers, and the home and grounds are adorned with many beautiful plants@.[186]

 


 

Melvin took over the family farm after the death of his father. He purchased an additional 52 acres in 1879.[187]

In 1880, Melvin and Mahala lived in Lyndon twp with their son Cassius, Melvin=s mother Elizabeth, two servants and a boarder.[188] Melvin died on 1 January 1898 in Lyndon, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[189] Mahala died on 20 August 1903 in Lyndon. They are buried in Old Hingham Cemetery.[190]

 

Child

 

1.                   Cassius M. Pierce was born on 18 September 1876 in Lyndon, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.

 

Eliza Pierce (James, James, Robert, Robert) was born circa 1835 in New York. She was married on 5 February 1856 to Alonzo Loomis.[191] Eliza died on 16 January 1861.[192]

 

 


 

SIXTH GENERATION

 

William Pierce (William, James, James, Robert, Robert) was born circa 1843-1844 in Jefferson County, New York. William was married on 4 January 1865 at Linden, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin to Helen Brigham.[193] The marriage was conducted by M. Morris of Plymouth. Helen was the daughter of Levi and Mary E. Brigham.

 

Charles W. Pierce (William, James, James, Robert, Robert) was born circa 1846-1847 at Lima, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. Charles was married on 23 October 1871 at Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin to Alice A. Carry.[194] They were married by Minister C. E. Carpenter of Sheboygan Falls with U. P. Carry and Mrs. W. Pierce as witnesses. Alice was the daughter of William P. and Libbie E. Carry. In 1880 the couple lived in Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin with their son and another individual, Frank Price.[195]

 

Child

 

1.                   William C. Pierce was born 0n 18 May 1876 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[196]

 

Mary Sophronia Pierce (James, James, James, Robert, Robert) was born circa 26 December 1847 in Jefferson County, New York. Mary was married on 4 July 1870 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin to Lyman T. Coller.[197] In 1880, the Collers lived in Lima, Sheboygan County, with their son and a boarder.[198]

 

Child

 

1.                   Cleon Coller was born circa 1874 in Wisconsin.

 

 

Minerva Pierce (James, James, James, Robert, Robert) was born on 16 October 1854 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin[199]. Minerva was married on 22 December 1877 in Sheboygan County to Dr. Hurlburt C. Giles.[200] In 1880, the couple lived in Mondovi, Buffalo County, Wisconsin.[201]

 

Sidney Pierce (James, James, James, Robert, Robert) was born on 16 December 1856 at Hingham, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. Sidney was married on 25 November 1890 at Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin to Ella Adell Palmer.[202] Ella was born on 29 January 1860 at Cascade, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, daughter of Leroy Palmer and Gerdena Berenschot.

 

Irene Curtis Cooter writes: ASidney left Sheboygan County, Wisconsin a few years after he and Ella were married and homesteaded in Springfield, Bon Homme County, South Dakota. After several years he decided to move further west. He settled on a farm near Creswell, Lane County, Oregon, where he lived until retired from farming. He sold his farm and moved to Corvalis, Benton County, Oregon, where he lived until his death. He and Ella are buried in the old Crystal Lake cemetery, now called the I.O.O.F. Cemetery@.[203]

 

Ella died on 20 June 1931 at Corvallis, Benton County, Orgeon. Sidney died on 23 February 1936 at Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon.

 


Children

 

1.                   Edna Dare Pierce was born on 5 August 1891 at Springfield, Bon Homme County, South Dakota.

2.                   Bernice Lorene Pierce was born on 5 August 1897 at Springfield, Bon Homme County, South Dakota.

3.                   Alzina (Babe) Pierce was born on 11 October 1899 at Springfield, Bon Homme County, South Dakota.

4.                   James Leroy Pierce was born on 23 November 1900 at Springfield, Bon Homme County, South Dakota. During World War I James was a member of Co. F, 6th Battalion, 20th Engineers. He boarded the steamship Tuscania and was headed for England when the ship was torpedoed off the north coast  of Ireland at 5:50 p.m., 5 February 1918. C. E. Hetrick, Captain of the 20th Engineers, wrote to Sidney and Ella: AOn this particular day James was well and in fine spirits and, when we were struck, marched to his life boat station with coolness, got off in the boat assigned to him, and got safely away from the ship. When a short distance away from the ship, the lifeboat became overturned in some way, precipitating the occupants into the water. By this time the sea had become rough, and, being dark, it was next to impossible to rescue every man, although all were equipped with and had on life belts, they were of little use in such a rough sea.     James= body was recovered the next day, and, together with others, was buried with military honors by the survivors, assisted by the Scottish authorities, and the people of the Island of Islay...@.[204]  James was buried in grave number 60, Kilnaughton, Isle of Islay, Scotland.[205] His body was later moved to Arlington Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

 

 

Sarah DeEtte Pierce (Robert, James, James, Robert, Robert) was born 15 December 1851 in Jefferson County, New York the eldest daughter of Robert and Julia A Sprague Pierce. DeEtte lived in New York until she was thirteen when her father moved to Wisconsin for a brief time before moving to Fife Lake.[206] Sarah was married  on 14 February 1872 by Reuben Hatch, Minister of Gospel, in Grand Traverse County to David Green Chandler.[207] Witnesses to the marriage were Marion J. P. Hatch and Mary Knizek. Given the date of their first child's birth, it would appear that David and DeEtte had to get married. 

 

David Green Chandler was born 3 March 1847 in Flushing, Genesee County, Michigan, son of William Chandler and Fannie Green.[208] As a boy he went to school in Lenawee and Monroe Counties. He moved with his father in 1864 to Grand Traverse County, Michigan.[209] In his youth David worked at farming and logging. He spent the time period from 1864 to about 1869 clearing his father's land. Afterward he spent three years working "at the end of that time he had accumulated some money and considerable property".[210]

 

 


During her life DeEtte worked as a midwife. In 1880 David was farming and living in Fife Lake twp with wife DeEtta, son John, and daughter Gracie.[211] On 18 February 1886 the Grand Traverse Herald reported: One of the largest attended and most successful events of the season in this vicinity occurred on the evening of Feb. 12, at the large and commodious farm residence of David Saxton, three and one-half miles east of Kingsley, the occasion being an oyster supper for the benefit of Rev. S. P. Hewitt, our circuit preacher. Before supper the large and merry crowd were entertained with singing and recitations. The supper, consisting of tea and coffee, oysters, cakes and pies of nearly every variety, passed off very successfully, under the efficient management of Mrs. David Saxton and Mrs. David Chandler. After supper a drawing of cakes took place,which ended with a practical joke on the well known rock elm man, Matt. Dudy, who was somewhat astonished on drawing a finely frosted cake to find that it was composed of rock elm, which caused considerable fun at his expense. There were nearly 100 present, who enjoyed themselves immensely. About $15 above expenses, was realized for the pastor.

 

DeEtte died on 5 July 1898 in East Bay Township, Grand Traverse County, Michigan from a meningeal hemorrhage.[212] The 7 July 1898 issue of the Grand Traverse Herald noted:

 

"Death of Mrs. D.G. Chandler

Mrs. DeEtte Chandler, wife of D.G. Chandler of East Bay, died quite suddenly at her home of paralysis Tuesday afternoon, aged 46 years. Mrs. Chandler had not been in strong health for some time, but was as well as usual the day before her death, and was not taken seriously ill until after breakfast Tuesday, when a sudden stroke of paralysis prostrated her, and death came about two o'clock in the afternoon. The funeral services will be held at noon today, and the burial will take place in Oakwood cemetery.

 

Mrs. Chandler was prominent in many good works and will be greatly missed, especially among the young people of the Potter school house Sunday school of which she was superintendent, and her loss will be felt deeply by the whole community."

 

David was elected Sheriff of Grand Traverse County in November 1900, running as a Republican. Over the next four years he was involved in a number of cases. He was also a County Supervisor and a member of the Board of Education.[213] The 1900 census found him living with his son John.[214]

 

David was married second at the Congregational Church in Traverse City on 27 June 1901 to Minnie J Tracey Lancaster.[215] Witnesses were Anna Cochlin, wife of the pastor, and Mrs. E. C. Hogan. Minnie was the widow of J B Lancaster and the daughter of Charles Tracey and his wife Hannah Stevens Tracey and was born on 7 October 1857 in Hillsdale County, Michigan. Her family had moved to Fife Lake in 1873. Her father worked as a millwright. The 28 June 1901 issue of the Traverse Bay Eagle covered the wedding:

 

"CUPID SNARES THE SHERIFF

Mr. Chandler and Mrs. Minnie G. Lancaster United in Marriage Wednesday

 

Sheriff David G. Chandler and Mrs. Minnie G. Lancaster, of this city, were united in marriage Wednesday at the Congregational parsonage by Rev. D. Cochlin. The marriage was in the nature of a surprise to the sheriff's friends, and while he got the license out Tuesday, he kept the matter very quiet and cautioned his friends to do the same. He did, however, make the necessary preliminaries with the county clerk to have the board of supervisors and county officials made cognizant of his good fortune by a feast of ice cream and oranges which were eaten to his health by the officials this afternoon.

 

Sheriff and Mrs. Chandler left on the early train for Buffalo where they will join the other brides and grooms for a few days' stay at the Pan-American. The sheriff expects to be back in time for the adjourned term of court the first week of July."

 

 


David was a lifelong Republican and served in a variety of political offices. He started out as at the township level before running for Grand Traverse County Sheriff in 1900, being elected by a 1900 vote margin.[216] He served as Sheriff for several terms. He was also a County Supervisor and a member of the Board of Education. He was a State Representative for Michigan for the 1909-1910 and 1911-1912 sessions.[217] David was apparently not a man of "religious fervor," however he is purported to have "generally attended" services with wife Minnie.[218] He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and of the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks. In general David was very successful, owning over 1000 acres of land.

 

During her life Minnie was a member of the Presbyterian. She died 8 June 1921 of cirrhosis of the liver in Grand Traverse County, Michigan.[219]

 

David died 5 January 1929 of influenza in Traverse City.[220] The Record Eagle reported on 5 January 1929:

 

EX-SHERIFF OF COUNTY IS DEAD

 

DAVID CHANDLER SUCCUMBS THIS NOON AT AGE OF 81

 

David G. Chandler, sheriff of Grand Traverse county from 1900 to 1904, died at his home, 723 Washington street, this noon at the age of 81 years.

 

Mr. Chandler was born in Flushing, Genesee county, Michigan, on March 3, 1847. He attended school in Lenawee county and when he was 17 years old his family moved to Grand Traverse county, where his father settled on a homestead. David and his brothers devoted themselves to clearing of the land and after five years laboe, when the homestead had become a farm, David, the age of 22 began to work for himself. On February 14, 1871, he was married to Miss DeEtta Pierce of New York who preceded him in death.

 

In 1901 he was married to Mrs. Minnie Lancaster, who died June 8, 1921.

 

He leaves to mourn their loss one daughter, Mrs. Grace Pierce, eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Two sons, David and John also preceded him in death.

 

The body will lie in state at the Hibbard funeral chapel until Tuesday when funeral services will be held at two o'clock. Rev. Henry A. Buell, pastor of the First Baptist church officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Oakwood cemetery.

 

David lies beneath a headstone purchased at the request of his grandson, Harold Feiger. 

    

Children

 

i.          John G Chandler was born 16 August 1873 at Fife Lake, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

ii.          Grace Lee Chandler was born 23 November 1875 at Fife Lake, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

iii.         Garfield (David?) Chandler was born 6 May 1881 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Garfield (possibly also known as David) was living with his brother John in 1900. He died 24 March 1901 at East Bay, Grand Traverse County, Michigan after suffering from appendicitis.[221] He had been a student and afterward a farmer.

 

 

 


Bertha Pierce (Robert, James, James, Robert, Robert) was born in March 1855 in New York. She married in 1876 to Malcolm Campbell.[222] Malcolm was born in June 1851 in Canada. In 1880, the Campbells were living in Fife Lake twp.[223] By 1900, the family had moved to Evangeline twp., Charlevoix County, Michigan.[224]

 

Malcolm died in June 1905 and an obituary appears for him in the Boyne Citizen during that month[225]:Summoned HomeGrim Reaper Has Called Malcolm CampbellThe people of Boyne City were shocked Sunday afternoon by the news of the death of Malcolm Campbell, who left here for his home in Simmons only the Monday before, in good health. The death of Mr. Campbell was due to an injury received in the mill in which he was employed. On Saturday afternoon, while assisting a boy to put on his belt, his clothing caught and his arm drawn across the saw, which cut very deeply just above the elbow. The services of a physician were secured as soon as possible and he was taken to the hospital in Manistique, accompanied by his wife and the foreman of the mill, where the arm was properly attended to, but owing to the weak condition of Mr. Campbell's heart, it was impossible for him to rally and at 5:30 Sunday morning he passed away.Brief funeral services were held in Manistique by Knights of the Maccabies, of which order Mr. Campbell was a valued member, and the remains were brought to Boyne City Monday accompanied by the family, and were met at Boyne Falls by a deputation from the K.O.T.M of this place. A funeral service was held at the new cemetery where the remains were laid to rest.Mr. Campbell was born in Canada June 28th,1850. He came with his parents to Michigan when 17 years of age, and was married about thirty years ago to Miss Bertha Pierce, who with one son and three daughters survive to mourn a tender husband and father. The family moved to Boyne City from South Boardman about twelve years ago, since which this has been their home until last February, when the family moved to Simmons, in the upper-peninsula, in order to be with Mr. Campbell, who had a lucrative position with a firm there.Mr. Campbell's aged mother, Mrs. McCullough of Fife Lake, Mrs. Campbell, a sister-in-law, of the same place and a brother, Angus Campbell and wife of South Boardman were here to attend the funeral; Mrs. Wm. Randall of this place is also a sister of the deceased.The many friends of the family sympathize deeply with the stricken relatives in their sore bereavement.In 1910, Bertha and three of her children and a grandchild were living at Boyne City.[226]

 

Children

 

i.          Charles Campbell was born in September 1879 in Michigan.

ii.          Jessie G Campbell was born in August 1882 in Michigan.

iii.         Delana Campbell was born in May 1885 in Michigan.

iv.         Kathleen R (Kitty) Campbell was born in August 1887 in Michigan.

 


 

Florence Pierce (Robert, James, James, Robert, Robert) was born in September 1856 in New York. She married in to 1878 Angus A Campbell .[227] Angus was born in March 1853 in Canada.  He had previously been married in 1874 to Capitolia Johnson.[228] In 1880, the Campbells were living in Fife Lake twp.[229] In 1900, the family was still living at Fife Lake with their five children.[230] In 1910, the Angus and Florence and three of their children were still in Fife Lake.[231] Florence died in 1916.[232] Angus died on 23 June 1937.[233] They are buried in Fife Lake Cemetery.

 

Children

 

i.          Bernice Campbell was born in 1879 in Michigan. She died in 1882/83.

ii.          Edna M Campbell was born in April 1880 in Michigan.

iii.         Robert Pierce Campbell was born in September 1883 in Michigan. He died on 9 May 1918 and is buried in Fife Lake Cemetery.[234]

iv.         Frances Adelia Campbell was born on 3 November 1887 in Michigan. She died on 5 January 1901 and is buried in Fife Lake Cemetery.[235]

v.         Bertha Campbell was born on 2 May 1891 in Michigan.

vi.         Angus R Campbell was born in November 1893 in Michigan. He died on 26 October 1918 in Oklahoma City and is buried in Fife Lake Cemetery.[236]

 

 

Frances A Pierce (Robert, James, James, Robert, Robert) born 1857/8 in New York. She married on 3 November 1880 in Fife Lake, Grand Traverse County, Michigan Edward B Thompson.[237] Edward was born in 1858/9 in Michigan.

 

 

Charles L. Pierce (Robert, James, James, Robert, Robert) born January 1862 in New York. He married in 1892 to Nancy Richmeyer.[238] Nancy was born in January 1870.

 

Children

 

i.          Ralph Pierce was born 5 February 1893. He died on 15 February 1893 and is buried in the Fife Lake Cemetery.[239]

ii.          Julia A Pierce was born in April 1894 in Michigan.

iii.         Nessie Pierce was born in September 1896 in Michigan.

iv.         Robert A Pierce was born in January 1899 in Michigan.

 

 

Mary E Pierce (Robert, James, James, Robert, Robert) born 28 February 1863 in New York. She married on 28 October 1890 in Grand Traverse County Lewis J Lyle.[240] The Grand Traverse Herald reported on 6 November 1890: LYLE-PIERCE- At Fife Lake, Oct. 28th, 1890, by Rev. F. A. Force, Mr. Lewis J. Lyle and Miss Mary E. Pierce, both of Fife Lake. Lewis was born in June 1853 in Canada, the son of Thomas and Mary Litt Lyle. Lewis moved to the United States in 1876. Mary died 15 November 1915 at Fife Lake of apoplexy.[241] She is buried in Fife Lake Cemetery.[242]

 

 


Child

 

i.          Baby Lyle was stillborn 3 April 1902. This child is apparently buried at the Fife Lake Cemetery.[243]

 

 

Elizabeth Pierce (Henry, James, James, Robert, Robert) was born circa 1853-1854 in Wisconsin. She was married on 15 April 1886 in Sheboygan County to Ernest L. Slyfield .[244] Ernest was born in 1858. Elizabeth died on 5 April 1923.

 

 

Albert J. Pierce (Henry, James, James, Robert, Robert) was born on 6 November 1866 in Wisconsin. He was married about 1891-1892 to Mary (B?B). Mary was born in December 1869 in Wisconsin.

 

Children

 

1.                   Harry Pierce was born circa May 1895 in Wisconsin.

2.                   Fannie Pierce was born circa September 1899 in Wisconsin.

 

Adelbert Pierce (John, James, James, Robert, Robert) was born circa 1855/1856 in Wisconsin. In 1880, he was living with his uncle Robert Pierce in Fife Lake. Adelbert was married on 2 January 1885 in Sheyboygan County, Wisconsin to Lena Balkans .[245]

 

Children

 

1.                   Lyle Pierce

2.                   Letta Pierce was born on 8 May 1885.

 

Eva May Pierce (John, James, James, Robert, Robert) was married on 20 October 1885 in Sheboygan County to Edwin Janssen.[246]

 

Clement Forrest Pierce (John, James, James, Robert, Robert) was born on 28 August 1858 in Wisconsin. He was married first on 29 September 1880 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin to Emma Kuehne .[247] Emma was born on 27 July 1851 in Germany, daughter of Fred Kuenhe. Emma died on 28 February 1910 in Paradise, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.[248] Clement was married second on 30 March 1913 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan to his cousin Grace Lee Chandler Feiger. Grace was born on 23 November 1875 in Fife Lake, Grand Traverse County, Michigan, daughter of David Chandler and DeEtte Pierce. Clement died on 1 July 1927 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan.[249] Grace died on 22 December 1929 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan.[250] She is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Traverse City.

 

Children

 

1.                   Winfield Pierce

2.                   Lulu Belle Pierce was born on 6 December 1882 at Fife Lake, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

3.                   Albert Pierce was born circa 1885/1886 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

4.                   Arlie Pierce was born circa 1885/1886 at Kingsley, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

 


5.                   Clementina Pierce was born in 1889 in Paradise twp., Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

6.                   Wallace LeRoy Pierce was born on 16 July 1891 in Paradise, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

 

 

Frederick Myron Pierce (John, James, James, Robert, Robert) was born in 1860 in Wisconsin. He was married on 21 April 1886 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin to Alice Ann Joslin.[251] Frederick died on 30 May 1935 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan.[252] Alice died on 12 March 1939.[253]

 

1.                   Elmer H. Pierce was born in June 1887 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

2.                   Myron C. Pierce was born in April 1889 in Michigan.

3.                   Frances R. Pierce was born on 18 July 1892 at Fife Lake, Grand Traverse County, Michigan.

4.                   Ralph W. Pierce was born in September 1894 in Michigan.

5.                   Harold F. Pierce was born circa 1901/1902 in Michigan.

 

William Pierce (John, James, James, Robert, Robert) was born on 22 July 1867 in Lyndon, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. William was married on 16 May 1890 in Sheboygan County to Adah May Rumsby.[254] Adah was born on 3 February 1873 at Hingham, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, daughter of George Rumsby and Martha Plumb. William died on 18 May 1953 at Hingham, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. Adah died on 2 April 1964 at Sheboygan, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.

 

Children

 

1.                   Hollis A. Pierce was born on 12 July 1890 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[255]

2.                   Ellis C. Pierce was born on 20 March 1892 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[256]

3.                   Myrl L. Pierce was born on 14 February 1894 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[257]

4.                   Gladys Pierce

5.                   Shirley Pierce was born on 8 February 1899 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[258]

6.                   George Pierce

7.                   Aurel E. Pierce was born on 14 August 1901 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[259]

8.                   Arlyn Pierce was born on 6 February 1903 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[260]

9.                   Orville Pierce was born on 8 October 1904 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[261]

10.               Revel Pierce

11.               Burryn L. Pierce was born on 26 May 1907 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[262]

12.               Neldon Pierce

13.               Letha Pierce

 

Elmer E. Pierce (John, James, James, Robert, Robert) was born on 8 February 1870 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. He was married on 19 October 1892 in Sheboygan County to Minnie B. Nyenhuis.[263] She was born in August 1872 in the Netherlands. Elmer died in 1941. Minnie died in 1948.

 

Children

 

1.                   Jessie Pierce was born on 1 August 1893 in Sheboygan County,Wisconsin.[264]

2.                   Willis J. Pierce was born on 4 July 1896 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[265]

3.                   Harvey A. Pierce was born io 27 December 1899 in Wisconsin.[266]

 


 

Charles Pierce (John, James, James, Robert, Robert) was born circa 1880. Charles was married on 14 November 1904 in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin to Cornelia DeWitt.[267] Charles died in 1934.

 

Cassius M. Pierce (Melvin, James, James, Robert, Robert) was born on 18 September 1876 in Lyndon, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. He attended Hingham High School as a teenager. Cassius was married on 26 November 1902 at Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska to Myrtle S. Daharsh. Myrtle was born on 28 June 1878 in Wahoo, Nebraska, daughter of Edwin Daharsh and Catherine Cameron.

 

Cassius took over the family farm from his father. He served as supervisor of the town of Lyndon for four years and was a trustee of the Whittier school board for21 years. The family farmhouse was destroyed in a fire in the mid-1930s when an oil stove exploded.

 

Cassius moved to Sheboygan Falls in the fall of 1944, intending to move home again in the spring.[268] Instead, he died on 15 February 1945 at Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. Myrtle died on 17 February 1965 in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin. The couple is buried in the old section of Hingham Cemetery

 

Children[269]

 

1.                   LaMar Clarence Pierce was born on 28 July 1904 at Waldo, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.[270]

2.                   Neoma Nettie Pierce was born on 7 September 1908 at Waldo or Lyndon, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.

3.                   Katherine Lillian Pierce was born on 13 July 1910 at Waldo, Sheoboygan County, Wisconsin.

4.                   Margaret Eulodia Pierce was born on 18 November 1915 at Waldo, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.

 


BRADSTREET

 

William Bradstreet was married to Elizabeth (B?B). They lived in Fersfield, Norfolk, England in the 1760s to 1770s. A William Bradstreet, widower from Bressingham, was buried on 24 September 1795 at Fersfield (however, the record indicates he was only 26 years old).[271]

 

Children

 

1.                   William Bradstreet was baptized on 7 October 1764 at Bressingham.[272]

2.                   Mary Bradstreet was baptized on 7 June 1767 at Fersfield.[273]

3.                   Susan Bradstreet was baptized on 22 December 1771 at Fersfield.[274]

4.                   Lionel Bradstreet was baptized on 22 March 1774 at Fersfield.[275] Lionel, a child, was buried at Fersfield on 9 October 1780[276].

 

William Bradstreet was married to Lucy Woods. William witnessed the marriage of Christopher Woods and Elizabeth Turrill on 5 November 1796.[277]

 

Children

 

1.                   Lucy Bradstreet was baptized on 14 April 1795 at Fersfield[278].

2.                   Mary Bradstreet was born on 29 January 1797 and was baptized at Fersfield on 1 February 1797[279]. Mary, of Fersfield, was married on 27 June 1816 in South Lopham to Peter Eaton[280]. Peter was a bachelor living in South Lopham. The wedding was solemnized by Richard Littlehales and was witnessed by Lucy Bradstreet and Barnabus Wade.

3.                   Elizabeth Bradstreet was born on 8 January 1799 and was baptized at Fersfield on 11 January 1799[281].

4.                   John Bradstreet was born on 27 February 1808 and was baptized on 27 February 1801 at Fersfield[282].

5.                   Lionel Bradstreet was born on 10 January 1803 and was baptized on 15 January 1803 at Fersfield[283].

6.                   James Bradstreet was born on 24 April 1807 and was baptized on 5 May 1807 at Fersfield[284].

7.                   Rebecca Bradstreet was born on 29 June 1808 and was baptized on 9 July 1808 at Fersfield[285].

 

William Bradstreet was married to Elizabeth Abbott. Elizabeth was buried on 1 February 1794 at Fersfield[286].

 

Children

 

1.                   John Bradstreet was born on 15 January 1796 and was privately baptized on 19 January 1796 at Fersfield[287]. John, an infant, was buried on 8 February 1794 at Fersfield[288].

 

Nathanial Mayhew of Fersfield was married on 3 October 1756 at Fersfield to Mary Bradstreet of Bressingham[289]. Both were single and had the consent of their parents.

 

 


Robert Saunders of Dortham [?], Suffolk, a single man, was married on 11 October 1797 at Fersfield to Ann Bradstreet, a single woman of Fersfield[290]. Samuel Carter was the curate who performed the ceremony, which was witnessed by John Tills and John William.

 

Mary Bradstreet, a married woman, was buried on 11 February 1773 at Fersfield[291].

 

James Bradstreet was married to Matilda (B?B).

 

Henry  HUSON  Head     M         57         M         Miller Master Emply 2 Men         Ubbestone-SUF

Elizabeth  HUSON          Wife     M         44         F          ---        Wicklewood-NFK

Humphrey  ARBOURN   Serv      U          20         M         Jour Miller         Kenninghall-NFK

James  BRADSTREET    Appr     U          16         M         Appr Miller        Fersfield-NFK

Address:            Diss Road, Guiltcross

Census Place:     Bressingham Guiltcross, Norfolk

PRO Reference: HO/107/1822     Folio:    177       Page:     9          FHL Film:          0207476

 

 

Children

 

1.                   Elizabeth Bradstreet was baptized on 3 June 1855 at South Lopham[292].

2.                   William Bradstreet was baptized on 10 May 1857 at South Lopham[293].

3.                   Frederick Walter Bradstreet was baptized on 29 June 1862 at South Lopham[294].

4.                   Sarah Ann Bradstreet was baptized on 27 March 1864 at South Lopham[295].

5.                   James Bradstreet was born on 29 April 1867 and was baptized on 30 April 1867 at South Lopham[296].

6.                   Walter Bradstreet was baptized on 29 September 1867 at South Lopham[297].

7.                   James Bradstreet was baptized on 11 April 1869 at South Lopham[298].

 

William  BRADSTREET  Head     M         38         M         Farmer Of 80 Acres Empg His Son          Fersfield-NFK

Harriett  BRADSTREET  Wife     M         37         F          ---        Roydon-NFK

William  BRADSTREET  Son       U          17         M         Ag Lab  Bressingham-NFK

Ann  BRADSTREET       Daur     U          12         F          ---        Fersfield-NFK

Louisa  BRADSTREET   Daur     U          10         F          ---        Fersfield-NFK

Emma  BRADSTREET   Daur     U          8          F          ---        Fersfield-NFK

 

Address:            Wilney Green, Guiltcross

Census Place:     Fersfield Guiltcross, Norfolk

PRO Reference: HO/107/1822     Folio:    199       Page:     10         FHL Film:          0207476

WADE

 

Henry Wade was married to Elizabeth (B?B).

 

Children

 

1.                   Henry Wade was baptized on 26 November 1786 at Fersfield[299].

 


2.                   Barnabus Wade was baptized on 26 November 1786 at Fersfield[300].

3.                   Elizabeth Wade was baptized on 9 August 1793[301].

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


REFERENCES CITED

 

 

 



[1].A History of the Lophams (1980) by Michael Friend Serpell. Phillimore, London.

[2]. Information is from the International Genealogical Index (IGI) and has not been verified in the original records.

[3].  Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 page 4 (FHL 1526814 item 10) The entry appears to say ARobt Pers@ but this remains uncertain.

[4].  Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 page 3 (FHL 1526814 item 10)

[5].  South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1783-1787, page 16 (FHL 1472795 item 24)

[6]. AAntony Son of Antony & Margar[e]t Pierce baptized March 1st 1752,@ South Lopham Baptisms 1737-1784, Marriages 1737-1754, Burials 1737-1786; page 10 (FHL 1472795 item 23)

[7]. :George Son of Ant. & Margt Pierce was bapd. Aug. 17,@ South Lopham Baptisms 1737-1784,  Marriages 1737-1754, Burials 1737-1786; page 12 (FHL 1472795 item 23)

[8]. AMargaret Daur. Of Anth [& Marg]t. Pearse was bapt. Jan. 12,@ South Lopham Baptisms 1737-1784,  Marriages 1737-1754, Burials 1737-1786; page 15 (FHL 1472795 item 23)

[9]. South Lopham Burials 1831-1872, page 9 (FHL 1472795 item 31)

[10]. South Lopham Baptisms 1737-1784,  Marriages 1737-1754, Burials 1737-1786, page 8 (FHL 1472795 item 23)

[11]. South Lopham Baptisms 1737-1784,  Marriages 1737-1754, Burials 1737-1786, page 58 (FHL 1472795 item 23)

[12]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1783-1787, page 12 ABurials 1804-1805" (1472785 item 24)

[13]. AEliz fil Roberti Pierce of Rebecca uxoris bapt July 19" South Lopham Baptisms 1737-1784, page 9 ((FHL 1526818 item 42)

[14]. South Lopham Marriages and banns 1813-1837, page 38 (FHL 1472795 item 30)

[15]. AMartha Daughter of Robt & Rebecca Pierce...baptized March 1st 1752" South Lopham Baptisms 1737-1784,  Marriages 1737-1754, Burials 1737-1786, page 10 (FHL 1472795 item 23)

[16]. ARobert son of Robt & Rebecca Pearce bapt. Apr 21" [1754], South Lopham Baptisms 1737-1784,  Marriages 1737-1754, Burials 1737-1786 page 12 (FHL 1472795 item 23)

[17]. AJames Son of Robert & Rebecca Pierce, Bapt. Jan.y 15th@ >\[1758], South Lopham Baptisms 1737-1784,  Marriages 1737-1754, Burials 1737-1786, page 14 (FHL 1472795 item 23)

[18]. APeter the Son of Robt & Rebecca Pierce was bapt. Jany 13" [1764], South Lopham Baptisms 1737-1784,  Marriages 1737-1754, Burials 1737-1786, page 19 (FHL 1472795 item 23)

[19]. South Lopham Marriages and Banns, page 30 (FHL 1472795 item 28)

[20]. ASusan Wife of [illegible] Pierce buried July 24, 1782," South Lopham Baptisms 1737-1784,  Marriages 1737-1754, Burials 1737-1786, page 67 (FHL 1472795 item 23)

[21]. AMary, Daughter of Anthony Peirce and Susannah his wife was baptized Decem, the 25" [1774], South Lopham Baptisms 1737-1784,  Marriages 1737-1754, Burials 1737-1786, page 29 (FHL 1472795 item 23)

[22]. AAnthony Son of Anthony Pierce and Susan his wife was baptized Janu[ar]y 26, 1777," South Lopham Baptisms 1737-1784,  Marriages 1737-1754, Burials 1737-1786, page 34 (FHL 1472795 item 23)

[23]. ASarah, Daughter of Anthony Pierce and Susan his Wife was baptized July 5, 1778," South Lopham Baptisms 1737-1784,  Marriages 1737-1754, Burials 1737-1786, page 37 (FHL 1472795 item 23)

[24]. South Lopham Marriages and banns, page 31 (FHL 1472795 item 28)

[25].  South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812, page 3 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[26]. Bressingham Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 3)

[27]. South Lopham Burials 1831-1872, page 32 (FHL 1472795 item 31)

[28]. South Lopham Baptisms 1737-1784,  Marriages 1737-1754, Burials 1737-1786 page 31 (FHL 1472795 item 23)

[29]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812 page 6 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[30].   South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1783-1787, page 12 (FHL 1472795 item 24)

[31]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812, page 7 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[32]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812, page 15 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[33]. Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 10)

[34]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1783-1787, page 2  (FHL 1472795 item 24)

[35]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1783-1787, page 13 (FHL 1472795 item 24)

[36]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812, page 2; also burial section page 2 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[37]. South Lopham Marriages and banns, page 4 (FHL 1472795 item 30)

[38]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812, page 6 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[39]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812, page 11 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[40]. South Lopham Marriages and banns, page 7 (FHL 1472795 item 30)

[41]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812, page 15 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[42]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812 page 19 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[43].  South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812 page 14 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[44]. South Lopham Burials 1831-1872 page 45 (FHL 1472795 item 31)

[45].  South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812 page 8 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[46]. South Lopham Marriages and banns 1754-1814 unpaginated (FHL 1472795 item 28)

[47].  South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812 page 11 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[48]. South Lopham Burials 1831-1872 page 14 (FHL 1472795 item 31)

[49].  South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812 page 13 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[50]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812 page 5 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[51]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812 page 20 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[52]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812 page 20 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[53]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812 page 24 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[54]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812 page 10 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[55]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812 page 13 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[56].   South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812 page 2 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[57]. South Lopham Marriages and banns 1754-1814 unpaginated (FHL 1472795 item 28)

[58]. South Lopham Burials 1831-1872 page 67 (FHL 1472795 item 31)

[59].  South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812 page 6 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[60].  South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812 page 6 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[61]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812 page 6 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[62].  South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812 page 11 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[63]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812 page 6 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[64]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812 page 16 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[65]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812 page 6 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[66]. Bressingham Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 3)

[67]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1787-1812 page 16 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[68]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials, 1783-1812, page 6 (FHL 1472795 item 24)

[69]. See South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 36 (FHL 1472795 item 26), where James=s >Quality, Trade, or Profession@ is listed twice as AWeaver.@ In 1829, James is listed as a ALabourer,@ see South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 6 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[70]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials, 1813-1837 page 10 (FHL 1472795 item 25)

[71]. Elizabeth=s birthdate from Margaret Pierce Huibregtse=s file at the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center. However, her maiden name is listed incorrectly as Breckenridge in the file. Of note, however, is an Elizabeth Wade, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Wade, who was baptized on 9 August 1795 at Bressingham. It is possible that this is the correct Elizabeth. Bressingham Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated]  (FHL 1526814 item 3)

[72]. Excelsior Publishing Co. (1894) Portrait and Biographical Record of Sheboygan County. Chicago. Pages 393 provides details on James and Elizabeth. Specifically: James was born in Somersetshire, England in 1791 and was a weaver by trade. The family traveled to America in 1829 during a nine week long sail, reaching New York City. Moved to Wisconsin from Jefferson County, WI in 1848. Died in 1873. Elizabeth was born in 1798 and died on the old homestead on 25 April 1887.

[73]. AWhat Happens to Farms@ by Marty Doorey, The Review, 30 November 1976, Vol. 110 (94), Plymouth, Wisconsin.

[74]. Family Group Sheet prepared by Irene Curtis Cooter on 20 January 2001, in possession of Homer Thiel

[75]. Copy of deed (need liber:page)from Irene Cooter. Witnesses to sale were Lemuel Tibbitts and Shadrach Roberts.

[76]. Copy of deed (need liber:page) from Irene Cooter. Sale was witnessed by George Clark and Wm. H. Cole.

[77]. Sheboygan County Deeds K:60-61 (Cole property, James Pierce paid $75); Q:412 (Marshall property, James Pierce paid $75).

[78]. Sheboygan County Mortgages (need liber:page). Pierce surname spelled Perse. Witnesses were John Pearce and F. L?. Manney  James and Elizabeth signed with a mark. Second portion of mortgage witnessed by  Wm. W. Jerome and J. N. Jerome on 30 May 1851. James Pierce acknowledged mortgage was paid on 18 September 1854 with Wm. W. Jerome, Justice of the Peace, taking his statement.

[79]. 1860 Census WI Lyndon, Onion River

Pierce, James 69 farmer b. ENG

Pierce, Elizabeth 64

[80]. Excelsior Publishing Co. (1894) Portrait and Biographical Record of Sheboygan County. Chicago. Pages 393-394

[81]. 1870 Census WI Sheboygan County, Lyndon p. ???

Pierce, James 78 ENG

Pierce, Elizabeth 70 ENG

Pierce, Melvin 34 NY

Loomis, Frank 10 WI

[82]. Sheboygan County Probate Court File 16 (Wills Vol. B:412). Petition for probate filed on 24 June 1873.

[83]. 1880 Census WI Sheboygan Co., Lyndon ED 216 p. 31

[84]. Sheboygan County Probate Court, Reel 10 file 32

[85]. Email from Bill Heimerl, Hingham, WI 26 March 1995. Mr. Heimerl visited the Old Hingam Cemetery and found the Pierce gravestones. He noted that James was listed as being 82 years old and Elizabeth 89 years old.

[86]. South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 27 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[87]. South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 36 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[88]. South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 36 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[89]. South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 46 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[90]. South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 46 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[91].  See South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 47 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[92].  South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 47 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[93]. South Lopham Burials 1831-1872 page 23 (FHL 1472795 item 31)

[94]. South Lopham Marriages 1813-1837 page 24 (FHL 1472795 item 30)

[95]. Head: PEARCE, George                    Neighbors     193427

Name      Relationship          Mar         Age        Sex          Occupation           Birthplace

George  PEARCE  Head       M            47            M            Hand Loom Weaver Linen South Lopham-Norfolk

Mary  PEARCE                     Wife       M            55            F              ---            Redgrave-Suffolk

George  PEARCE  Son         U             21            M            Hand Loom Weaver Linen Sth Lopham-Norfolk

James  PEARCE                    Son         U             19            M            Agricultural Labourer          Sth Lopham-Norfolk

Elizabeth  PEARCE              Daur       -               16            F              ---            Sth Lopham-Norfolk

Jeremiah  PEARCE               Son         -               14            M            Agricultural Labourer          Sth Lopham-Norfolk

John  PEARCE                      Son         -               8              M            ---            Sth Lopham-Norfolk

Address:                Bottesdale Road, Guiltcross

Census Place:       South Lopham Guiltcross, Norfolk

PRO Reference:    HO/107/1822         Folio:      233          Page:      6              FHL Film:               0207476

[96]. South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 34 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[97]. South Lopham Burials 1831-1872 page 28 (FHL 1472795 item 31)

[98].  South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 51 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[99].  South Lopham Burials 1831-1872 page 29 (FHL 1472795 item 31)

[100].  South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 51 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[101]. South Lopham Burials 1831-1872 page 28 (FHL 1472795 item 31)

[102].  South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 48 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[103].  South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 69 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[104].  South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 64 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[105].  South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 69 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[106]. South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 6 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[107]. South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 18 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[108]. South Lopham Burials 1831-1872 page 78 (FHL 1472795 item 31)

[109].  South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 56 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[110].  South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 56 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[111].  South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 56 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[112].  South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 76 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[113].  South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 94 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[114].  South Lopham Baptisms 1813-1850 page 94 (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[115]. 1850 Census WI Sheboygan Co., Lima p. 91 Household 679/481, 7 August 1850

Roberts, Shadrock, 45 farmer b. NH

Roberts, Mary Ann 42 b. MA

Roberts, John 31 laborer b. MA

Roberts, Charles, 26 laborer b. ME

Roberts, Hiram 21 b. ME

Roberts, Clarinda 5 b. WI

[116]. 1850 Census WI Sheboygan Co., Lima twp p. 91, 7 August 1850

Pierce, William J. farmer, 1000, b. ENG

Pierce, Mary Ann, 26 b. Maine

Pierce, William L. 7 b. NY in school

Pierce, Charles 3 b. WI in school

[117]. 1860 Census WI Sheboygan Co., Lima twp. P. 111, 9 July 1860

Pierce, William J. 40 farmer 2000/850 b. ENG

Pierce, Mary H. [?] 36 b. Maine

Pierce, William L. 17 b. NY

Pierce, Charles W. 13 b. WI

Pierce, Clarance 9, b. WI

Pierce, Elbert A. 3, b. WI

Pierce, Mary E. 7/12 b. WI

[118]. 1880 Census WI Sheboygan Co., Sheboygan page 210 B (FHL Film 1255447)

PIERCE, Wm. J. Self 56 b. England

PIERCE, Mary A. wife 53 b. ME

PIERCE, Burt son 21 b. WI

ROBERTS, S. Father-in-law 86 b. NH

ROBERTS, Hannah Other 18 b. HOLLAND

VOGLE, Gus Other 22 b. PRUSSIA

VOGLE, Julius Other 16 b. PRUSSIA

[119]. Sheboygan County, WI Death Records Vol. 1 p. 397

[120]. Undated newspaper clipping AHingham,@ Wisconsin

[121]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials 1813-1850 p. 27 (FHL 1472795 item 26), Isham Cave was the minister

[122]. Family Group Sheet prepared by Irene Curtis Cooter on 20 January 2001, in possession of Homer Thiel

[123]. 1860 Census WI Sheboygan Co., Lima twp. P. 108-109

Pierce, James Jr. 48 b. ENG

Pierce, Sarah 36 b. NY

Pierce, Lydia 15 b. NY

Pierce, Sophronia 13 b. NY

Pierce, Ellen 11 b. NY

Pierce, Minerva 7 b. WI

Pierce, Syndey 4 b. WI

 

[124]. Civil War Pension papers, National Archives

[125]. Civil War Pension papers, National Archives.

[126]. 1865 State Census WI Sheboygan County, Lima p. 6

[127]. 1870 Census WI Sheboygan Co., Lima p. 4-5, 14 July 1870

Pierce, [illegible] 46 farmer, 2500/700 b. ENG

Pierce, Sarah 42 keeping house 3000/1000 b. NY

Pierce, Sophrina 23 no occupation, b. NY

Pierce, Ellen 21 no occupation, b. NY

Pierce, Minerva, 18 at home, b. WI

Pierce, Sidney, 16 at home, b. WI

Pierce, Eugene 6 at home, b. WI

 

[128]. 1880 Census WI Sheboygan Co., Lima twp., ED 204 p. 42 (next door is Henry Pierce=s family)

Pierce, James 58 farmer, b. ENG parents b. ENG

Pierce, Sarah 56 b. NY parents b. RI

Pierce, Emeretta 35 [illegible] dressmaker  b. NY

Pierce, Eugene 17 farm work b. WI

[129]. Civil War pension papers, National Archives

[130]. 1900 Census WI Sheboygan Co., Lima twp., ED 71 p. 7, line 88

Pierce, James b. Feb 1821 ENG, parents b. ENG, widowed, emigrated in 1848

Pierce, Lydia b. June 1846 NY, parents b. ENG

[131]. Obituary courtesy of Irene Cooter of Port Angeles, WA. Her husband is a descendant of James and Sarah.

[132]. Hingham Cemetery Records, Town of Lima p. 6

[133]. Birthdates for several children  are from Irene Curtis Cooter

[134]. Directory- Hingham Cemetery- Old Section page 7 (row 4 ward 1 lot 83).

[135]. Sheboygan Co., WI Births Vol. 9:198 #553

[136]. Sheboygan Co., WI Births Vol. 10:8 #23

[137]. Sheboygan Co., WI Births Vol. 10:8 #22

[138]. Directory- Hingham Cemetery- Old Section page 7 (row 4 ward 1 lot 83- record says burial is of Sidney, but birthdate matches Eugene).

[139]. The exact year of his birth is unclear, his death certificate and gravestone indicate he was born in 1824 while census records list his year of birth as 1824, 1827, and 1830. Military pension records state that he was 62 years old in 1891, suggesting that he was born in 1829. The 1900 census, however, states that he emigrated in 1828. At the present it is unclear exactly when he was born, although 1824 appears to be the most probable.

[140]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials, 1813-1850, p. 36 (#287) (FHL 1472795 item 26)

[141]. 1860 Census NY Jefferson Co., Alexandria, p. 762, taken 21 August dwelling 1029

Pierce, Robert 30 farmer, real estate worth $3060, personal property $615 b. England

Pierce, Julia A. 32 b. NY

Pierce, Sarah D. 8 b. NY

Pierce, Bertha 6 b. NY

Pierce, Florence 3 b. NY

Pierce, Frances 1 b. NY

Sprague, Sally 78 widow b. MA

Sprague, Marcellus 23 farm laborer, b. NY

Sprague, Mary 22 teacher b. NY

Dobbin, John 17 farm labour b. NY

[142]. Wisconsin Adjutant General=s Office (1886) Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, Volume II. Democrat Printing Company, Madison, WI. Page 345 lists Robert of Lyndon. Also, Henry Pierce of Lyndon enlisted on 13 Oct 1864 and was mustered out on 29 Aug. 1865. A James Pierce of M-quon enlisted on 17 Oct 1864 and was mustered out on 19 July 1865.

[143]. Civil War Pension File, National Archives

[144]. 1870 Census MI Grand Traverse Co., Paradise twp., p. 4

Pierce, Robert 43 b. ENG

Pierce, Julia 35 b. NY

Pierce, Dett 18 b. NY

Pierce, Bertha 16 b. NY

Pierce, Florence 13 b. NY

Pierce, Frances 12 b. NY

Pierce, Charles 10 b. NY

Pierce, Mary 7 b. NY

[145]. Barnes, Al (1959) Vinegar Pie and Other Tales of the Grand Traverse Region. Wayne State University Press, Detroit. P. 71

[146]. BLM Homestead entries Vol. 2510:23, 2510:63

[147]. Visit to Fife Lake Cemetery in 1996. Headstone reads AMother@ and is adjacent to a combined stone reading A Robert Pierce. Feb. 4. 1824-1904 Julia A. His Wife. 1823-1878 Fanny Their Dau 1875-1877"

[148]. Grand Traverse Herald (Traverse City, Michigan), 13 April 1882.

[149]. Civil War Pension File, National Archives

[150]. Grand Traverse County Death Records Liber 2 p. 7

[151]. Grand Traverse County Death Records Liber 1 p. 4

[152]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials, 1813-1850 p. 36 (#288) (FHL film 1472795 item 26). Henry was baptized the same day as his brother Robert. C. H. Browne was the officiating minister.

[153]. 1860 WI Sheboygan Co., Lima page 109, 7 July 1860

Pierce, Henry 36 farmer 700/200 b. ENG

Pierce, Lucinda 29 b. CAN

Pierce, Francis 12 b. OH

Pierce, John 9 b. OH

Pierce, Emma J. 6 b. WI

Pierce, Elizabeth 2 b. WI

[154]. 1870 WI Sheboygan Co., Lima page 5, 14 July 1870

Pierce, Henry 43 farmer 3500/800 b. ENG

Pierce, Silvia 40 keeping house b. CAN

Pierce, Frank 22 at home b. OH

Pierce, John 10 at home b. OH in school

Pierce, Emma 16 at home b. WI in school

Pierce, Elizabeth 12 at home b. WI in school

Pierce, Barney 10 at home b. WI in school

Pierce, Albert 3 at home b. WI

[155]. 1880 Census WI Sheboygan Co., Lima twp. ED 204 p. 43 (30 June) (FHL Film 1255447)

Pierce, Henry 54 farmer b. ENG, parents b. ENG

Pierce, Lucinda 46 b. OH parents born HOLL and CAN

Pierce, Frank 32 farm work b. OH

Pierce, Elizabeth 22 farm work b. WI

Pierce, Barney 19 farm work b. WI

Pierce, Albert 14 b. WI

[156]. 1900 Census WI Sheboygan County, Lima twp. ED 71 p. 7 line 88

Pierce, Henry b. Mar 1824 ENG parents b. ENG emigrated 1829, naturalized

Pierce, Lucinda b. Apr 1833 CAN, father b. HOL mother ENG, ,married 53 years, 6 children- 5 alive

[157]. Email from Bill Heimerl, Hingham, WI 26 March 1995. Mr. Heimerl visited the Old Hingham Cemetery and found the Pierce gravestones. Birthdates and death dates for Henry and Lucinda are from the tombstones.

[158]. Directory- Hingham Cemetery- Old Section page 7 (row 5 ward 3 lot 88).

[159]. Email from Frances Freitag, who visited Old Hingham Cemetery in August 1998.

[160]. Sheboygan Co., WI Births Vol. 10:6 #18

[161]. Sheboygan Co., WI Births Vol. 10:7 #19

[162]. Sheboygan Co., Wi Births Vol. 10:7 #20

[163]. Email from Frances Freitag, Directory- Hingham Cemetery- Old Section- Page 5

[164]. Sheboygan Co., WI Births Vol. 10:7 #21

[165]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials, 1813-1850 p. 46 (#364) (FHL 1472795 item 26). Ja. Barrow was the rector.

[166]. 1880 Census WI Sheboygan Co., Lima twp. ED 204 p. 42

Cobb, Daniel 65 farmer b. VT parents b. NH

Cobb, Loana [?] 61 keeping house b. VT parents b. NH

[167]. Zillier, Carl (1912) History of Sheboygan County, Volume II. S. J. Clarke, Publ., Chicago. p. 472

[168]. 1860 Census WI Lyndon, Onion River

Pierce, John 30 farmer b. ENG

Pierce, Elisabeth 23 b. VT

Pierce, Adelbert 4 b. WI

Pierce, Laforest 2 b. WI (male)

Pierce, Frederick 3/12 b. WI

[169]. Zillier, Carl (1912) History of Sheboygan County, Volume II. S. J. Clarke, Publ., Chicago. p. 472-473.

[170]. 1870 Census WI Sheboygan County, Lyndon

Pierce, John 40 ENG

Pierce, Elza 34 VT

Pierce, Adelbert 14 WI

Pierce, Clement 12 WI

Pierce, Fred 10 WI

Pierce, Eva 8 WI

Pierce, Nellie 5 WI

Pierce, Willie 3 WI

Pierce, Elmer 3/12 (Feb) WI

[171]. 1880 Census WI Sheboygan County, Lima twp. ED 204 p. 41 line 21 (FHL 1255447)

Pierce, John 55 farmer b. ENG parents b. ENG

Pierce, Eliza 44 keeping house b. VT parents b. VT

Pierce, Clement 23 farm  work b. WI

Pierce, Fred 20 farm work b. WI

Pierce, Nellie 14 farm work b. WI

Pierce, William 12 b. WI

Pierce, Elmer 10 b. WI

[172]. Zillier, Carl (1912) History of Sheboygan County, Volume II. S. J. Clarke, Publ., Chicago. p. 473.

[173]. 1900 Census WI Sheboygan Co., Lima twp. ED 71 p. 7

Pierce, John b. Oct 1829 ENG emigrated 1832, naturalized

Pierce, Eliza A. b. Nov 1836 VT, parents VT, married 45 years, 9 children-8 living

Pierce, Elmer b. Feb 1872 WI

Pierce, Minnie b. Aug 1872 HOL, parents b HOL, emigrated 1880 (Elmer=s wife)

Pierce, Jessie b. Aug 1893 WI

Pierce, Willis b. July 1896

Pierce, Harvey b. Dec. 1899 WI

[174]. Sheboygan County Historical Research Center, John Pierce file

[175]. Death dates are from published cemetery records for Hingham Cemetery in Lima (p. 15).

[176]. John and Eliza (Cobb) Pierces= obituaries courtesy of Irene Cooter of Port Angeles, WA

[177]. Directory- Highham Cemetery- Old Section page 6 (row 4 ward 2 lot 71).

[178]. Sheboygan County, WI Births Vol. 2:127 #378

[179]. Directory- Hingham Cemetery- Old Section- page 10 (row 7 ward 3 lot 130).

[180]. South Lopham Baptisms and Burials, 1813-1850 p. 46 (#363) (FHL 1472795 item 26). Richard was baptized on the same day as his brother John, both by Ja. Barrow, rector.

[181]. 1870 Census WI Sheboygan County, Lima twp. p. 4

[182]. 1880 Census WI Grant County, Hazel Green page 134A (FHL Film 1255427)

Pierce, Richard Self 49 b. ENG

Pierce, Eliza T. wife 40 b. WI

Pierce, Frank son 12 b. MT

[183]. 1880 Census WI Waupaca County, Union page 201A (FHL Film 1255452)

Ellsworth, Roberson self 56 b. VT

Ellsworth, Ellen wife 48 b. NY

Ellsworth, Elwin R. son 22 b. WI

Ellsworth, Elizabeth L. daughter 15 b. WI

Ellsworth, James O. son 7 b. WI

[184]. Waupaca County WI Death Records: Ellsworth, Ellen Mrs . 29 Jun 1898 Waupaca Co 1:469 Two other Ellsworths are listed:  Ellsworth, Geo E . 26 Dec 1879 1:63 and Ellsworth, R C . (perhaps Roberson) 18 Sep 1892 Vol. 1:321

[185]. Sheboygan County, WI Marriages Vol. 5:88 #1634 (FHL 1275711 item 5)

[186]. Excelsior Publishing Co. (1894) Portrait and Biographical Record of Sheboygan County. Chicago. Pages 393-394 provide a concise discussion of Melvin and Mahala=s family.

[187]. AWhat Happens to Farms@ by Marty Doorey, The Review, 30 November 1976, Vol. 110 #94, Plymouth, Wisconsin.

[188]. 1880 WI Sheboygan Co., Lyndon ED 216 p. 31 Household 259/265 (16 June) (FHL Film 1255447)

Pierce, Melvin 44 farmer b. NY parents b. ENG

Pierce, Mahalah 41 keeping house b. NY parents b. NY

Pierce, Cassius 3 b. WI

Pierce, Elizabeth 83 living at home b. ENG parents b. ENG

Lambkiln, Arnold 23 servant farm laborer b. WI parents b. HOL

Vey, Mary 21 domestic servant b. WI parents b. HOL

Loomis, Frank 21 boarder, laborer b. WI parents b. NY

[189]. Sheboygan County Death Record Vol. 3 page 305

[190]. Email from Bill Heimerl, Hingham, WI 26 March 1995. Mr. Heimerl visited the Old Hingam Cemetery and found the Pierce gravestones. Birth and death dates are from their tombstones. Also- Directory- Hingham Cemetery- Old Section page 8 (row 5 ward 1 lot 105). The Daharsh family is buried nearby in row 5 ward 1 lot 102

[191]. Sheboygan Co., WI Marriages Vol. 1:159 #476

[192]. Information about Eliza from a handwritten AFamily Record@ in the Pierce file at the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center.

[193]. Sheboygan Co., WI Marriages Vol. 5:12 #202

[194]. Sheboygan Co., WI Marriages Vol. 5:52 #933

[195]. 1880 Census WI Sheboygan County, Sheboygan Falls page 299C (FHL Film 1255448)

Pierce, Charles W. self 31 b. WI

Pierce, Alice A. wife 27 b. NY

Pierce, Willie C. son 4 b. WI

Price, Frank other 25 b. NY

[196]. Sheboygan Co., WI Births 103 #47

[197]. Sheboygan Co., WI Marriages Vol. 5:40 #677

[198]. 1880 Census WI Sheboygan Co., Lima page 87D (FHL 1255447)

Coller, L. T. self 35 b. NY

Coller, Mary wife 33 b. NY

Coller, Cleon son 6 b. WI

Mulvey, John other 21 b. NY

[199]. Sheboygan Co., WI Births Vol. 9:198 #553

[200]. Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Marriage Book 5:119, no. 2268

[201]. 1880 Census WI Buffalo Co., Mondovi page 199A (FHL Film 1255417)

Giles, Hurlburt C. self 26 b. NY

Giles, Minerva wife wife 26 b. WI

[202]. Sheboygan Co., WI marriages Vol. 7:47 #280

[203]. Letter from Irene Curtis Cooter to J. Homer Thiel dated 4 February 2001, in possession of Thiel

[204]. Letter written 22 April 1918 from the Headquarters of Co. F., 6th Bn., 20th Engineers, C. E. Hetrick to the parents of James L. Pierce. Copy received from Irene Cooter in possession of Homer Thiel.

[205]. Letter written on 18 May 1918 from The Adjutant General=s Office of the War Department to Sidney Pierce. Copy from Irene Cooter in possession of Homer Thiel

[206]. Sprague and Smith 1903:757

[207]. Grand Traverse County, Michigan Marriage Records Vol. 2 p. 13

[208]. Michigan Historical Commission 1924:161

[209]. Wait 1918:77

[210]. Sprague and Smith 1903:757

[211]. 1880 Census MI Grand Traverse Co., Fife Lake twp., ED 85 p. 18

[212]. Grand Traverse Co., MI Death Records Vol. 1 p. 162 #147- aged 46 years

[213]. Michigan Historical Commission 1924:161

[214]. 1900 Federal Census MI Grand Traverse Co., East Bay twp., ED 51 p. 3

[215]. Grand Traverse County, Michigan Marriage Records Vol. 3 p. 163

[216]. Sprague and Smith 1903:758

[217]. Michigan Historical Commission 1924:161

[218]. Sprague and Smith 1903:758

[219]. Grand Traverse County, Michigan Death Records Vol. 3 p. 102

[220]. Grand Traverse County, Michigan Death Records Vol. 3 p. 247

[221]. Grand Traverse County, Michigan Death Records Vol. 1 p. 201

[222]. Grand Traverse County Marriage Records Liber 2 p. 27

[223]. 1880 Census MI Grand Traverse Co., Fife Lake ED 85 p. 12 line 33

Campbell, M. 29 b. CAN sawyer parents b. CAN

Campbell, Bertha 25 b. NY father b. ENG m NY

Charley 8/12 b. MI

[224]. 1900 Census MI, Charlevoix Co., Evangeline twp. ED 16 p. 16 line 88

Campbell, Malcolm b. June 1851 CAN, saw filed, parents b. CAN, emigrated 1865

Campbell, Bertha b. March 1855 NY, father b. ENG, mother b. NY

Campbell, Charles b. Sept 1879 MI

Campbell, Jessie b. Aug 1882 MI

Campbell, Delana b. May 1885 MI

Campbell, Kity b. Aug 1887 MI

[225]. Courtesy, Colleen Mysliwiec

[226]. 1910 Census MI Charlevoix Co., Boyne City ED 14 p. 17

Campbell, Bertha 54 b. NY

Campbell, Jessie G. 25 b. MI

Campbell, Katherine R. 20 b. MI

Vanvaltenbur, Delana 23 b. MI

Vanvaltenbur, Erdine C. 2 b. MI

[227]. Grand Traverse County Marriage Records Vol. 2 p. 35

[228]. Grand Traverse County Marriages Liber 2 p. 21

[229]. 1880 Census MI Grand Traverse Co., Fife Lake twp. ED 85 p. 18 line 9

Campbell, Angus 27 b. CAN farmer parents b. CAN

Campbell, Florence 23 b. NY keeping house, Father b. ENG, Mother NY

Campbell, Berniss 1 b. MI

Campbell, Emly 4/12 b. MI

[230]. 1900 Census MI Grand Traverse Co., Fife Lake twp., ED 33 p. 1 line 69

Campbell, Angus b. March 1853 CAN EnG, married 22 years, emigrated in 1867

Campbell, Florence b. Sept 1856 NY

Campbell, Edna M. b. Apr 1880 MI

Campbell, Robert P. b. Sept 1883 MI

Campbell, Frances b. Nov 1887 MI

Campbell, Bertha b. May 1891 MI

Campbell, Angus b. Nob 1893 MI

[231]. 1910 Census MI Grand Traverse Co., Fife Lake ED 30 p. 42

Campbell, Angus 57 b. CAN

Campbell, Florence 53 b. NY

Campbell, Robert P. 26 b. MI

Campbell, Bertha 18 b. MI

Campbell, Angus R. 16 b. MI

[232]. Grand Traverse County Death Record Liber 2 p. 238

[233]. Grand Traverse County Death Record, 23 June 1937

[234]. Grand Traverse County Death Record Liber 3 p. 47; Cemetery Records of Fife Lake & Union Townships p. 17

[235]. Grand Traverse County Death Record Liber 1 p. 198, Cemetery Records of Fife Lake & Union Townships p. 17

[236]. Cemetery Records of Fife Lake & Union Townships p. 17

[237]. Grand Traverse County Marriage Records Liber 2 p. 51

[238]. Grand Traverse County Marriages Liber 3 p. 41

[239]. Visit to Fife Lake Cemetery. Headstone is adjacent to Robert Pierce=s. It reads ASon of C. L. & N. M. Pierce Died Feb. 15, 1893 Aged 10 Days@

[240]. Grand Traverse County Marriage Records Liber 3 p. 27

[241]. Grand Traverse County Death Record Liber 2 p. 221

[242]. Visit to the Fife Lake Cemetery in 1996. Mary=s headstone reads AMary E. Pierce Lyle b. 28 Feb. 1868 d. 15 Nov. 1915"

[243]. Visit to the Fife Lake Cemetery in 1996. Headstone reads AInfant Son of L. J. [and] M. E. Lyle. The headstone is located a few markers away from Robert and Julia Sprague Pierce.

[244]. Sheboygan Co., WI Marriages Vol. 6:209 #1243

[245]. Sheboygan County, WI Marriages Vol. 6:138 #823

[246]. Sheboygan Co., WI Marriages Vol. 6:179 #1068

[247]. Sheboygan Co., WI Marriages Vol. 5:156 #2991

[248]. Letter from Ruth Moyer to Margaret Huibregtse, 9 May 1990, Sheboygan County Historical Research Center

[249]. Grand Traverse County Death Record Liber 3 page 215.

[250].  Grand Traverse County Death Record Liber 3 page 254

[251]. Sheboygan Co., WI Marriages Vol. 6:207 #1235

[252]. Grand Traverse County Death Records May 30, 1935

[253]. Grand Traverse County Death Record March 12, 1939

[254]. Sheboygan Co., WI Marriages Vol. 7:7 #42

[255]. Sheboygan Co., WI Births 141 #112

[256]. Sheboygan Co., WI Births Vol. 24:469 #1875

[257]. Sheboygan Co., WI Births Vol. 25:422 #1730

[258]. Sheboygan Co., WI Births 141 #444

[259]. Sheboygan Co., WI Births Vol. 28:179 #1070

[260]. Sheboygan Co., WI Births Vol. 28:407 #2440

[261]. Sheboygan Co., WI Births Vol. 29:352 #2104

[262]. Sheboygan Co., WI Births Vol. 30:57 #342

[263].Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Marriages 7:180, no. 1078

[264].Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Births Vol. 25:149, no. 596

[265].Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Births Vol. 26:507, no. 2026

[266].Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Births Vol. 27:480, no. 2880

[267]. Sheboygan Co., WI Marriages Vol. 8:330 #1980

[268]. AWhat Happens to Farms@ by Marty Doorey, The Review, 30 November 1976, Vol. 110 #94, Plymouth, Wisconsin.

[269]. Birthdates and places are from Margaret Pierce Huibregste

[270].Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Births Vol 29:63, no. 374

[271].Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 10)

[272]. Bressingham Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 3)

[273]. Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 10)

[274]. Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 10)

[275]. Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 10)

[276]. Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 10)

[277]. Bressingham Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 3)

[278]. Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 10)

[279]. Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 10)

[280].  South Lopham Marriages 1813-1837 page 8 (FHL 1472795 item 30)

[281]. Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 10)

[282]. Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 10)

[284]. Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 10)

[285]. Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 10)

[286]. Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 10)

[287]. Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 10)

[288]. Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 10)

[289]. Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 10)

[290]. Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 10)

[291]. Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 10)

[292].  South Lopham Baptisms 1851-1923 page 9 (FHL 1472795 item 27)

[293]. South Lopham Baptisms 1851-1923 page 11 (FHL 1472795 item 27)

[294].  South Lopham Baptisms 1851-1923 page 21 (FHL 1472795 item 27)

[295].  South Lopham Baptisms 1851-1923 page 24 (FHL 1472795 item 27)

[296].  South Lopham Baptisms 1851-1923 page 31 (FHL 1472795 item 27)

[297].  South Lopham Baptisms 1851-1923 page 31 (FHL 1472795 item 27)

[298].  South Lopham Baptisms 1851-1923 page 33 (FHL 1472795 item 27)

[299]. Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 10)

[300]. Fersfield Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 10)

[301]. Bressingham Baptisms, Burials, and Marriages 1725-1811 [unpaginated] (FHL 1526814 item 3)