|Page content last modified:||November 19, 2010, added the 1885 and 1895 census transcriptions.
December 17, 2009, added detail on Emanuel, Mary Cain, Emanuel's third wife - Matilda; added detail on John Jacob Greenly and Eva Alice Knapp.
April 30, 2009, added burial location for John and Rebecca Cain.
November 21, 2005, added the cause of Sarah's death.
HANCOCK COUNTY, ILLINOIS
|Author - Marcia Farina|
|Sarah Winkleman was born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, on November 20, 1849, if we calculate her birth date from the inscription on her tombstone, the daughter of Jacob and Barbara Winkleman. In the late 1860s she became the wife of Emanuel B. Greenly.
In the 1850 Federal Census of Pennsylvania, Emanuel was still living with his parents, John and Sarah Greenley. Once Emanuel left home, he always used the spelling Greenly.
At the time of the 1870 Federal Census, Sarah, Emanuel and two young daughters were living in Point Township, Northumberland County. Near neighbors were Charles and Susannah (Foss) Callihan, who had resided in Hancock County, Illinois, in the late 1840s and/or early 1850s, returned to Pennsylvania prior to 1860, and who then moved back to Hancock County sometime between 1870 and 1880.
Three more children were born to Emanuel and Sarah. In the late 1870s the young family left Pennsylvania and settled in Hancock County. Had the Callihans told them about the fertile farmland there? We'll probably never know.
Sarah and Emanuel's children were:
Sarah died on October 20, 1879, and was buried at Willis Cemetery. The Mortality Schedule associated with the 1880 Federal Census of Hancock Township reported the cause of death was puerperal fever, which indicates she had recently given birth. We have found no further evidence of this child.
One year plus one day later, Emanuel married Mary M. Cain. On November 12, 1880, the Hancock County Clerk prepared an affidavit stating that Emanuel was applying for a license for himself and Mary; it asked nothing more than their names, ages and his place of residence. Hancock County marriage license #6814 was issued the same day to Emanuel and Mary, both of Hancock Township. They were married on the 21st by George W. Green at "Hancock in the County of Hancock." Marriage License
Mary's middle name may have been Margaret; in a letter (linked below), Emanuel seems to have been calling her Maggie. Just prior to her marriage, Mary was living with her parents, John and Rebecca Cain, in Hancock Township. 1880 Census
In addition to being counted in their father's home in 1880, Anna and Gertie were also counted in the Hancock Township residence of George W. and Mary Green. George was a Justice of the Peace; it was he who performed the marriage ceremony for Emanuel and Mary.
The following spring, on March 3, 1881, 15 year old Annie married William P. George. George Green sent a note to the County Clerk giving his consent for "Annie M. Shamlen Green" to marry, stating also: "I hereby certify that I raised the girl..."
Eight years later Mary Ellen Greenley would wed John Henry George, William's brother.
In 1885, Emanuel, Mary, Mary Ellen, John and Ira (the latter Mary's son from a previous relationship), were counted in Urbana Township, Monroe County, Iowa.
When Gertie wanted to get married in 1890, she wrote to her father. His reply, from his home in Moravia, Appanoose County, Iowa, suggests that George Green was in ill health (he died the following February). Emanuel told Gertie she was too young to get married: "you aint dry behind the ears", but "if you want to get marrid and marrid it must be.... get marrid and i wish you well." Gertie used his letter as proof that she had his approval; it was placed in the files at the County Courthouse. It's worth a minute to read Emanuel's letter.
In 1900, Emanuel and Mary were still residing in Moravia. John Cain had passed away in 1897, Rebecca Cain died in January of 1900; they are buried in Central Cemetery, Hire Township, McDonough County, Illinois.
In 1910 both Emanuel and Mary were residents of the Iowa Soldiers Home (now known as the Iowa Veterans Home) in Linn Township, Marshall County, Iowa. Mary apparently died because in 1920 Emanuel was living with a third wife, Matilda, in a home on West Linn Street in Marshalltown, Marshall County. He died October 19, 1920, at Marshalltown, and was buried at the Soldiers Home Cemetery. A picture of his tombstone has been placed on Find A Grave. We have found nothing further on Mary or Matilda.
N marks Northumberland County.
L marks Lancaster County.
enumerated August 23, 1850, dwelling #95
John Greenley, 53, male, laborer, value of real estate 800, born PA
enumerated August 31, 1850, dwelling #197
Jacob Winkleman, 42, male, farmer, born PA
enumerated July 19, 1860, dwelling #421
Emanuel Greenly, 14, male, born PA, attended school within the year
enumerated June 6, 1860, dwelling #108
G A Leighew ?, 35, male, farmer, value of real estate 4000, value of personal estate 800, born PA
enumerated July 30, 1870, dwelling #109
Greenly, Emanuel, 24, male, white, carpenter, value of personal estate 100, born PA, male citizen of the U.S. aged 21 or more
enumerated June 15, 1880, dwelling #113
Greenly, Emanuel, white, male, 51, widower, farmer, born PA, both parents born PA
Emanuel Greenly, township 71, range 16, section 19, SE SW, 41, male, married, farmer, born PA, both parents born U.S., subject to military duty, entitled to vote
Mary C, 41, female, married, born IN, both parents born U.S.
Mary E, 13, female, single, born PA, both parents born U.S.
John J, 11, male, single, born PA, both parents born U.S.
Ira Wallin, 13, male, single, born IL, both parents born U.S.
Another former Hancock County resident was counted immediately following the Greenlys: Susan Anna (Mort) Jones, with her husband, Nathan, and their children.
Greenle, E B, 51, male, white, married, born PA, both parents born PA, farmer, religious belief - Lutheran, entitled to vote, Company C(1), 79th Pennsylvania, Arm of Service and Rank - C 15 pri ?
Greenle, M M, 50, female, white, married, father born PA [dittoed from the entry above], mother born V, housekeeper, religious belief - Christian
Greenle, J J, 21, white, male, single, born PA, both parents born PA, farmer, religious belief - none, subject to military duty, entitled to vote
Wollin [or Wallin], I S, 23, white, male, single, born IL, father born IL, mother born IN, farmer, religious belief - Pres[byterian], subject to military duty, entitled to vote
(1)The C was entered in the wrong column.
enumerated June 4, 1900, dwelling #83
Greenly, Emanuel B, head, white, male, May 1843, 57, married for 19 years, born PA, [parents born - no entries], [occupation - no entries], could read, write and speak English, rented his home
Mary M, wife, white, female, Sept 1843, 56, married for 19 years; mother of 1 child, living; born IN, both parents born VA, [no entries for literacy]
page 180A, enumerated April 22, 1910, lines 1 and 2
Greenly, Emanuel B, inmate, male, white, 66, married (2nd) for 28 years, born PA, both parents born PA, spoke English, laborer, odd jobs, employee, whether out of work on April 15, 1910 - no, number of weeks out of work during 1909 - [no entry], could read and write, whether a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy - UA
Mary M, inmate, male [sic], white, 65, married (1st) for 28 years; mother of 1 child, living; born IN, both parents born PA, spoke English, could read and write
page 36B, enumerated January 13, 1920, dwelling #322, 1308 West Linn
Greenly, E, head, owner, free of mortgage, male, white, 76, married, could read and write, born PA, both parents born PA, spoke English
Matilda, wife, female, white, 74, married, could read and write, born IA, both parents born IL, spoke English