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Hoagland Family

A Study of Several Branches With Allied Families

compiled by Harry M. Cleveland
November 28, 1999



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Titus

Jane Vroom Hoagland (daughter of Harman Hoagland and Helena Stryker)
born March 8, 1805
baptized June 30, 1805 at the Readington Reformed Church
died August 18, 1877 age 72 of dropsy of the heart at Branchburg. A record of her death is in the records of the Readington Reformed Church. She must have been a member of the church. See Death Volume BD p259 at Trenton
buried at Van Camp Cemetery, Branchburg Township, Somerset County, NJ.

Married prior 1828

Randolph Titus
born August 15, 1799 at Hopewell Township, Mercer County
baptized
died May 18, 1845 at Branchville (South Branch) according to family bible record - grave stone states May 19, 1845.
buried at Van Camp Cemetery, Branchburg Township
Occupation Farmer
Residence Branchburg Township, Somerset County
Son of Benjamin Titus (January 15, 1770 "on the old farm east of Pennington" [the State Gazette newspaper lists 1769] - December 8, 1844 84 years on the Mill property at Rosedale where he had been a miller. Another paper lists death at Stony Brook near Lawrenceville) and Anna Lee (December 15, 1780 daughter of David Lee - October 18, 1864 age 75). They were married on June 29 or 27, 1798 by Reverend Rue in Hunterdon County (the transcribed family bible record lists the 27th). Benjamin and Anna are buried in the Pennington Presbyterian Cemetery along with many other Titus'.

Jane's will was proved (August 29, 1877 Book K p69). Her son, Harman H. Titus, and son-in-law, Christopher S. Hoagland were the administrators. The will mentions: Mary Ann wife of Christopher S. Hoagland, Benjamin Titus, Christopher S. Titus, Jane E. wife of John Van Middlesworth, Adah H. wife of Jacob Stryker, Randolph Titus, Ridgeway Hoagland son of deceased daughter Helena, Harman H. and Lydia D. Titus.

At the time of Randolph's death, the family was living in Branchville (South Branch). A notice of his death appeared in the State Gazette on May 30, 1845. He died on a Sunday (which was May 18). Randolph left no will. There is an inventory of his property (Book F, p.341, June 5, 1845 administered by Liscomb R. Titus and Jane V. Titus). He was insolvent. His wife and Liscomb R. Titus supervised the estate. After his death, many of his children moved to live with Randolph's siblings in Trenton. Perhaps, Jane could not afford to provide for them.

In the 1840 census Branchburg (p. 115), males: 1 40-50; 1 30-40; 1 20-30; 2 15-20; 3 5-10; 1 0-5; females: 1 30-40; 2 10-15; 2 0-5. 2 in agriculture and 3 in manufacturing. In the 1850 census for Branchburg (p. 448), Jane V. Titus 45 $3500; Benjamin 18; Jane E. 12; Helene 10; Adah 8; Randolph 6; Peter Hoagland 26 laborer. In the 1855 census for Branchburg, Jane is listed having a household of 3 males and 4 females. In the 1860 census for Branchburg (p, 18), Jane V. Titus 55 farm owner $4000 - $800; Peter Hoagland 34; Jane E. Titus 22; Helena 20; Adah 18; Randolph 16 farm laborer. In the 1870 census for Branchburg (p. 14), Randolph Titus 25 farmer $8000 - $1000; Jane V. 65; Christopher 28 farm laborer; Lizzie 11; Ridgeway Hoagland 9 boarder. The Van Middlesworth's lived on the adjoining farm. In the 1880 census for Hillsborough (p. 35 South Branch), Peter J. Quick 44; Sarah 40; Mary B. 18; Jacob 16; Frederick 12; Mary Zink (?) 19 a servant; Ridgeway Hoagland 19 a servant.

In the 1850 census for Lawrence township, Mercer county (page 136), Anna Titus 70 living near David (age 44) and Phebe Ann (age 41) Titus. In the 1860 census for Hopewell, Anna Titus 79 living with Byard Drake 42 and Rebecca S. Drake 42 and children.

See Hopewell Valley Heritage by Alice Blackwell Lewis (pp 265-67) for information on the Titus line.

Randolph was the first born child. Benjamin's will mentions that Randolph had already received $1000 from his father. Benjamin's will was written on November 9, 1844 and proved December 18, 1844. It mentions his wife, Ann Titus of Lawrence Township, and their children - Mary [married an Updike died January 20, 1866 age 55 in Montgomery township], Ann, Eliza Ann, Louis, Randolph, Furman, Liscomb R., David L., Nathaniel H., Andrew R., Benjamin West.

About 1800, Benjamin bought a mill and added a saw mill, a fulling mill, a cooperage shop and a grist mill. It was not successful because the mill was torn down about 1820 after being idle for several years. It remained in Titus possession until in 1845 when David, son of Benjamin and brother of Randolph, sold the property to Thomas H. West in 1860. The original mill was built by Israel Hunt in 1787 and was called Hunt's Mill. It was located on Carter Road north to Stony Brook. Province line road was once known as Titus Mill road.

I checked the records of the Pennington Presbyterian Church for the baptism of Titus children but did not find them. The first Presbyterian Church of Hopewell was founded around 1713. I have written them but have never received a response. I check for baptisms in the Presbyterian Church at Lawrenceville and did not find the Titus children.

At Rutgers, I gathered the following children's names of Benjamin and Anna: Randall, David, Furman, Liscomb, Andrew, Benjamin Wesley, Nathaniel, Eliza, Mary married Wilhamson Updike, Rebecca Louisa married A. Drake, Sarah died young, and Soeshen died young. There is a Titus family bible record there (#2759). Furman Titus (July 3, 1801 - April 3, 1862); Liscombe R. (May 14, 1804 - May 3, 1873); David L. (May 31, 1806 - March 13, 1855); Nathaniel (June 22, 1808 - April 1889); Mary Ann (October 31, 1810 - January 10, 1865); Eliza Ann (October 31, 1810 a twin - November 9, 1896) married Lewis Drake (June 6, 1810 son of Nathaniel and Ufany Drake - January 11, 1881) on December 10, 1834; Andrew R. (May 9, 1814 - September 24, 1898 at Hacketstown, NJ) married Mary Elizabeth Potts (circa 1824 - April 11, 1859) on October 4, 1842 and Juliet A. Phillips (? - April 29, 1909 at Asbury Park, NJ) on September 18, 1860; Rebecca Louise (October 25, 1816 - ); Benjamin W. (April 12, 1820 - February 13, 1881); Sarah G. (October 22, 1821 - September 30, 1829); Stephen (November 7, 1825 - December 31, 1826).

In Volume #66 of the DAR collection at Rutgers, the baptism and membership records of the Trenton First Church [Presbyterian] starting from April 25, 1823 are listed. I did not spot any of the Titus' or allied families.

In the 1870 census for Trenton (ward 2 p. 19), Liscomb R. Titus 65 retired dry goods merchant $42,000 in real estate and $20,000 in personal possessions; Annie L. Hoagland 20 [who was she ?]; Sarah E. Conrad 35 housekeeper; Kitty Seward 45 a black domestic servant. There was a Liscomb T. Titus who married Ann Augusta Beakes, daughter of Samuel of Pennington, on October 6, 1863 by Reverend Hall of the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton.

The Titus line descends from Robert Titus (who lived near Stansted Abbey, Hertfordshire, England - 30 miles northeast of London) and Hannah. Robert and Hannah emigrated in the spring of 1635 and landed in Boston and settled in Weymouth, Massachusetts. In 1644 they moved near to Providence, Rhode Island.

I reviewed the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton records in August 1995. The marriage records available were from August 1841; baptisms from 1830's; membership from 1806; and burials from 1841.

Children

Mary Ann Titus
born May 18, 1825 at Stony Brook [near Hopewell]
baptized
died October 2, 1887 age 59.4.- of a cancerous inflammation in the abdominal organs lasting 2 months at Bloomington [South Bound Brook]. ***** The state death record gave a date of death that looked like October 28. Check again - and with cemetery! *****
buried at Bound Brook Cemetery, Bridgewater Township, Somerset County, NJ.

Married May 19, 1847 (a Wednesday) by Reverend Hall of Trenton (or May 17?). Reverend Hall was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton from August 1841 until after 1880. This was the only Presbyterian church in Trenton prior 1846. There were 6 Presbyterian churches in the late 1880's.

Christopher Stryker Hoagland
born December 3, 1822 near South Branch
baptized February 23, 1823
died March 9, 1913 age 90.3.6 of exhaustion from his advance age at South Bound Brook. His daughter Jennie was the informant on the death certificate.
buried at Bound Brook Cemetery
residence At the time of his death, he lived on Clinton Street in South Bound Brook.
Occupation in 1860, he was a miller in Hopewell and later was an agent for the Trenton Transit Agency
Son of Martin Hoagland (February 17 or 15, 1785 - February 28, 1862) Rachel Stryker (February or May 2, 1786 - May 7, 1860 or more likely 1866). They were married on June 16, 1807 by Reverend Ludlow. See earlier family sketch. Lived in Bloomington (South Bound Brook)

Christopher was an agent for the Trenton Transit Agency. He and his family lived on Clinton Street in Bound Brook for 50 years (1863-1913).

In the 1860 census for Hopewell township (#272), C. S. Hoagland 38 a miller; Mary A. 31; Marian 11; Anna L. 10; Randolph T. 8; Rachel S. 6; Jane 3; Jane Tucker 19 black servant. In the 1870 census for Franklin Township (p. 86), Christopher 46 agent for the Trenton Transit Corporation owning no real estate and $500 in personal possessions; Mary Ann 42; Rachel S. 17; Jenny V. 14. In the 1880 census for Franklin township (p. 27 Bloomington), C. S. Hoagland 57 clerk for transit company; Mary A. 52; Jennie 23; Judith Lake 64 sister, widow. They were listed on the same page as the DuFour family. In the 1885 census for Franklin (Bloomington), Christopher S. Hoagland 60+; Mary A. 20-60; Jennie 20-60; Judith Lake 60+ [sister]; William Durling 20-60; Pheobe 20-60; Annie 5-20. In the 1895 census for Franklin township (p. 8 South Bound Brook), Christopher Hoagland 60+; Jennie 20-60. In the 1900 census for Franklin township (e.d. 82, p. 16 - South Bound Brook), Christopher S. Stryker [Hoagland - census records made a mistake] 12/1822 77 widow, manager of transportation company, rents dwelling; Jennie B. 4/1857 43 daughter.

Christopher's obituary appeared on Page one of the Bound Brook Chronicle on March 14, 1813. It read:
SOUTH OF THE OLD RARITAN
Christopher Stryker Hoagland
Full of Years, Enters a Long Rest--Had Passes His Ninetieth Milestone.
Christopher Stryker Hoagland, one of our old residents, peacefully passed away at his home in this place, during the morning hours of Sunday. For the past two months Mr. Hoagland had been confined to his home, and the end was expected. However, until the last the aged man bore up under his years. He was born near South Branch ninety years ago last December.
His wife, Mary A. Titus, died nearly twenty-five years ago, but in his declining years Mr. Hoagland was not neglected, because of the presence of his daughter, Miss Jennie V. who looked after his every need. He leaves two other children, Randolph Hoagland of Plainfield, and Mrs. S. A. Dutcher, of New Bound Brook. Two daughters, Mrs. J. L. M. Du Four and Mrs. G. De Witt Garretson, died some time ago.
For more than fifty years Mr. Hoagland lived in one house on Clinton street.
For well on to fifty years he was an agent for the Merchants Transportation Co., whose offices were in New York. During all this time Mr. Hoagland commuted, and only once did he miss his train to the city. Punctuality in business affairs and regularity in his private life made lasting friendships for him and at the same time doubtless prolonged his life.
If it can be spoken of any man it can with truth be said of "Uncle Stryker" Hoagland t that he had not an enemy in the world.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. C. J. Culp were held at the late home on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, when a number of beautiful floral tokens of respect were in evidence.
Interment was made in the Bound Brook Cemetery by Director Edgerton with the following pall-bearers: L. R. Thatcher, James R. Bonney, E. B. Randolph, H. D. Hageman, T. R. Hodge, and L. J. Martin.

Children

Marian Hoagland (grave stone states Marion)
born about July 23, 1848
baptized
died October 21, 1908 age 60.2.28 at South Bound Brook [cemetery and county record]. Her husband's obituary list September 31, 1908. There is a will for a Marion Hoagland, WB T 226, proved March 19, 1912 and an Application for Probate AP 11 339 dated February 20, 1913. She left everything to her husband, Jospeph L. M. Du Four. The will was witnessed by G. Dewitt Garretson and Anna L. Garretson. Also, see September 21, 1908 for possible death date. I could not find a NJ state death certificate for her 1908 or 1913. I also tried different spellings of the last name (e.g., Four, De Four, etc.). I also reviewed the Bound Brook Chronicle for October/November 1908 and March 1912. Perhaps, she died in Brooklyn. Her son Cyrus was living there in 1908.
buried Bound Brook Cemetery, Bound Brook, NJ

Residence at time of death was at South Bound Brook.

Married May 19, 1869 in Flemington

Joseph Lewis Morris Du Four
born July 14, 1846 in New York City
baptized
died December 27, 1920 age 74.5.13 of bronchitis which followed bronchio pneumonia with secondary cause of typhoid [?] hemiplegia in Bound Brook. Will WB W 235
buried Bound Brook Cemetery
Residence at time of death was at 205 Somerset St., Bound Brook. At the time of his death, he had lived in Bound Brook for 53 years.
occupation toy manufacturer
Son of Dominique J. Du Four (circa 1819 in Nancy, France - after 1850) and Amanda M. F. Morgan (circa 1823 in Valley Forge, PA - after 1850). Amanda was the daughter of John Morgan and Rebecca Morris. At the time of their marriage (circa 1838), Dominique was from Philadelphia. Dominique and Amanda lived in New York City for a time (Dominique was listed in the 1840 and 1850 census for NYC.

In volume 16 of the DAR (p. 309, published 1896), Mrs. Marion Du Four is listed (#15815). It lists a brief genealogy and that Martin Hoagland 1716-1804 served un militia when colony was overrun by the enemy. Martin was born in Long Island, NY and died in Somerset county, NJ.

In the Joseph's will WB W 235, he left $5 to his son Louis S. of Jersey City; $5 to his son Cyrus L. of Brooklyn; and his real and personal property to his son Leon W. of Bound Brook. Also, see Application for Probate AP 13 192.

In Lower Merion, PA, a John Morgan had a will proved on January 26, 1829. It was administrated by Joseph Morgan. ***** look for John Morgan and Rebeccal Morris in Burlington, NJ. *****

In the 1850 census for New York City (ward 17 p. 204), Dominick Dufour 31 hair dresser or drapes [?], born in France; Amanda 27 born in PA; William 10 born in NY; Ellinor 7 born in NY; Joseph 5 born in NY; Mary 1 born in NY; Rebecca Barron [? Baron] 50 born in PA; Julia Barron 20 born in PA; Alfred Barron 19 clerk, born in PA. There were people in the neighborhood from France (i.e., Louis E. Proupet 34 a Publican). In the 1880 census for Bloomington [South Bound Brook] (p. 27 - same page that his father-in-law is listed), Joseph M. Du Four age 33 born in NY, a toy manufacturer, father born in France, mother born in PA; Marion 32; Louis 7 born in PA; Leon 4; Cyrus 1. There were nearly a dozen other Dufour families living in NJ in 1880. Two other Dufour's who were born in NY and living in NJ in 1880 were: John age 42 living in Monmouth County; George age 38 living in Hackensack. In the 1900 census for South Bound Brook, Franklin township (e.d. 82 p. 14B), Joseph L. M. Dufour 8/1847 52 married 31 years, born in NY, father born in France, mother born in PA, real estate agent, owns farm with mortgage; Marion 7/1848 51 had 4 children 3 still living; Leon W. 8/1875 24 life insurance agent. Listed next is Simeon A. Dutcher 9/1852 47, married 27, years, clerk insurance, owns farm with mortgage; Rachel S. 11/1853 46, had 2 children 2 still living. Also for 1900 (on page 16B), Louis S. H. Dufour 2/1873 27 married 5 years, insurance agent, owns home; Grace M. 9/1874 25 had 3 children 2 still living; Percival 9/1899; Mary 12/1895 4. In the 1905 census for South Bound Brook (p. 16), Lewis S. Du Four age 31 born 2/1874 in PA, insurance; Grace A. 29 9/1875 NJ; Mary H. 12/1895; Ricy A. 5 12/1899. In the 1905 census for Bound Brook (p. 24B), Leon W. Du Four 8/1875 29 Hotel Keeper, born in NJ, father born in NY; Elizabeth C. 1/1878 27 born in NY parents born in England; Dorothy M. 7/1904 [?]; Robert M. 7/1904. In the 1910 census for Bound Brook (e.d. 110, p. 8A 311 East Main Street), Leon W. Du Four 35 married 8 years, proprietor Hotel Bukly [?], owner, born in NJ, father born in NY; Elizabeth C. 32, had 2 children both still living, born in NY, parents born in England; Dorothy 7 born in NJ; Robert M. 5; there were at least 20 people listed with them (i.e., boarders, a waitress, porter, maid, kitchen girl, cook). In the 1910 census for Bound Brook (e.d. 110 p. 9A 232 East Second Street), Louis Du Four 36 married 15 years, insurance fire ins., rents residence, born in PA, father born in NY, mother in NJ; Grace M. had 6 children 3 still living; Mary 14; Louis S. Jr. 6; Joseph L. M. 3. In the 1920 census for Bound Brook (116 Hamilton), Louis Du Four 44 born in PA; Grace 42 born in NJ; Mary 23; Louis 16; Joseph 14; Virginia 7. ***** Check with the Bound Brook Cemetery for Louis death date then search NJ Vital Statistics records for his birth place. I am curious where in PA he was born. *****

***** In the 1890 census for New Jersey, J. M. L. Du Four is listed in Somerset p. 3 e.d. 244 Franklin township. *****

I check the city directories for Philadelphia and found a George Du Four from 1843 until the late 1800's listed. There is a marriage of a George Du Four of Philadelphia on March 4, 1842.

From the Somerset County Historical Quarterly (Volume 1 pp 148-149)...
The Flag owned by Mr. Du Four of Bound Brook
One of the well-known citizens of Bound Brook is Mr. Joseph Lewis Morris DuFour, whose great uncle, Gen. Wilhelm Heinrich DuFour (born 1787; died 1875), became Commander of the Swiss Federal Army in 1847, and as such was known as one of the later "Liberators of his Country." He was a writer of works on military science and an adept tactician. Joseph L. M. was born in New Your City in 1847, and, when under fifteen, joined the 37th New York Volunteers (in 1862) and served three months in Virginia - his age at that time being unknown to the authorities. On his return he reenlisted in the Duryea Zouaves for two months. When the 194th Pa. Vols. was being raised he again enlisted and served three months. Then he reenlisted in the 97th Pa. Volunteers for the rest of the War., serving under Capt. William R. Jones, then superintendent of the Crucible Steel Works at Braddock, Pa. In this regiment he was corporal and then sergeant. He was discharged June 17, 1865. On the day President Lincoln died from the assassin's bullet, his regiment was in Baltimore, and Sergeant DuFour was given thirty men to go with Gen. Grant to Washington "to see him there safely," the General having gone to Philadelphia the day of the assassination, and returning through Baltimore on his way to Washington the next day. "on the way," says Mr. DuFour, "General Grant came up to me and asked: 'Sergeant, how many men have you got!' I replied: 'Thirty, General.' He said: 'Suppose a regiment attacks us?' I answered: ' Then they will have to fight!' Later he was sent with the same squad of men to search for Booth, and, after tow weeks, got orders to return, as in the meantime Booth was shot." Mr. DuFour resided at the outbreak of the War at Lafayette, Sussex county; his parents then removed to Williamsport, PA.; he, himself came later to Bound Brook, where he was Commander of Craven Post, G. A. R., when that Post was in existence.
So Much for Mr. DuFour's war record. But he probably values almost as highly an old American flag, which he says is one of the earliest stars and stripes of Revolutionary days, and a representation of which is herewith given:
[A photo of the flag appeared. It had a row of 4 stars, a row of 5, then a row of 4]
This flag descends to Mr. DuFour from Capt. Thomas Morris, of Smyrna, Del., who is said to have "rendered important services to his country first under Gen. Washington and then under Gen. Andrew Jackson." His father, William Morris, is said to have been a cousin of Robert Morris, the "financier of the Revolution." The daughter of Thomas, Rebecca Morris, married 1) John Morgan, and 2) Joseph Baron, of Philadelphia. A daughter, by John Morgan, Amanda M. F. Morgan, married Dominick J. DuFour, of Philadelphia, whose son, Joseph Lewis DuFour [is this correct?] was the father of Joseph Lewis Morris DuFour.
In May, 1869, the flag was given to the Mr. DuFour by a member of the family from whom it had come by descent from Capt. Morris. Forty-one years later (March, 1910), long after its existence had been forgotten, Mr. DuFour discovered it among his laid-away articles and brought it to light again. We have seen it and the picture above is accurate. Mr. DuFour has shown it to Miss Sarah Wilson, who has charge of a portion of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, a granddaughter of Betsey Ross, and states she thinks her grandmother made it. He also supposes it is the only flag in existence in America having thirteen starts and thirteen stripes, and is proud of a letter sent to him on Dec. 30, 1910, by Admiral George Dewey, who says that "the beautiful colored reproduction of 'Old Glory' adorns my drawing-room where I may see it constantly." Mr. DuFour is in error about there being no other flags of thirteen starts in existence, but they are exceedingly scarce.
An examination of the flag shows that it is ancient. The fact that it has only thirteen stars proves it dates prior to May, 1795, when there went into effect the order of Congress altering the number of stars from thirteen to fifteen. The arrangement of stars in not the customary one of the so-called Betsey Ross flag, as they were in a circle. But as Paul Jones flew two different flags in 1779, neither of which had the stars arranged in a circle, and in Trumbull's unfinished sketch of "The Battle of Princeton" (where, however, the stars and stripes could not have floated - the period was too early), he represents the stars in a square, the thirteen in the centre, it seems certain that there was no fixed early method of arranging the stars, and we do not consider this argument against the extreme age of the Morris-DuFour flag a sound one. It is undoubtedly one of the very early examples of the stars and stripes now existing in this country, and as such may well be treasured.

Joseph's obituary appeared in the Bound Brook Chronicle. It read:
DEATH OF MR. DU FOUR, CIVIL WAR VETERAN
Eminent Citizen Passed Away Monday Morning, Following a Short Illness.
WAS GRANT'S BODY GUARD
Bound Brook lost an old and highly-respected citizen Monday morning, when Joseph Louis Morris Du Four passes away, at the home of his son, Councilman Leon W. DuFour, following an illness of short duration, suffering from pneumonia. Mr. DuFour had a wide circle of friends in the community, whom he often entertained with his stories of the Civil War and the events in the history of the country following that time. His experiences in the war were many and varied and the manner in which he related them made a source of interest to all.
Mr. DuFour was born in New York City, July 14, 1846, the son of Dominique DuFour and Amanda Morgan. His father was a native of Nancy, France. Mr. DuFour spent his early life in that city, and at the outbreak of the Civil War, notwithstanding his youth, he volunteered for service and was accepted as a drummer boy. During the war he rose to the rank of Sergeant, and served in the Independent Company of the 97th Pennsylvania Volunteers. At the time of Lincoln's assassination, April 14, 1865, he was detailed as Sergeant in command of thirty men to act as a body guard for General Grant. Grant was then in Philadelphia, and started for Washington as soon as the news reached him. It was rumored that an attempt would be made to take Grant's life, and Sergeant DuFour's orders were to deliver the General safe in Washington. On reaching Baltimore, orders were received from Lieutenant Eli Torance, and a special train was sent out ahead of Grant's train to look for obstructions that might be placed on the tracks. Sergeant DuFour stationed his men in well-selected positions and he entered the car occupied only by General Grant and his secretary. The trip was thus made to Washington, and the General was safely delivered. At that time the railroad station at Washington consisted of a roughly planked platform surrounded by a considerable area of mud.
Mr. DuFour enlisted on June 4, 1862 and was discharged June 17, 1865. Besides serving with the 97th Pennsylvania Independent Company, he was a member of Company C, 37th New York, and Company A, 194th Pennsylvania.
Following this mission, Sergeant DuFour was sent with a patrol to operate along the Petuxant River and Chesapeake Bay to assist in the capture of Booth, Lincoln's assassin.
After the close of the war, in 1867, Mr. DuFour came to Bound Brook, and was employed by the Spicer Company. On May 19, 1869, he married Marion Hoagland, of Bloomington (South Bound Brook), the ceremony taking place at Flemington. He them moved to Mauch Chunk, holding a position as assitant paymaster of the Central Railroad of New Jersey, serving later as private secretary to Col. Ricker, of that railroad. He later came to South Bound Brook, where he was engaged in the manufacture of "Princess Hoops," a contrivance to teach infants to walk. His wife died on September 21, 1908, after which time he made his home with his son, Leon. The three sons who survive him are Louis S,. Cyrus L. and Leon W.
For many years Mr. DuFour was the commander of the Craven Post, No. 57, G.A.R., this place, until the Post disbanded, and he then transferred his membership to the General Wadsworth Post, Somerville. Last September he attended the annual encampment of the G.A.R. at Indianapolis, Ind., where he again met Lieutenant Torance, under whose cammand he acted as bodyguard for General Grant. Besides the G.A.R., he was a member of the Jr. O.U.A.M.; the Scotish Rite, 32d Degree Masons, of Jersey City, and Solomons's Lodge, No. 46, F. and A.M., of Somerville. Of the latter organization he was a member for more than fifty years.
Among his cherished relics which Mr. DuFour possessed was an original thirteen-starred American flag, which had been used in the Revolutionary War. This had come down to him through his family from Robert Morris, who was one of his ancestors.
During the World War Mr. DuFour was Captain for this vicinity of the American Protective League, under the United Stated Department of Justice.
Funeral services were conducted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leon W. DuFour, on Wednesday afternoon, and were largely attended. The Masonic rites were observed by members of Solomon's Lodge, of Somerville, Voorhees Kline acting as W. M., and Rev. N. J. Sproout as chaplain.
The pall bearers, all members of Solomon's Lodge were Chas. L. Mitchell, J. Ross Lake, Jacques Vanderbeek, Bogart T. Conkling, Frederick G. Van Wagoner and Jacob Todd, Jr.
Interment was made in Bound Brook Cemetery by Director James S. Taggart.

On December 31, 1920, Joseph's obituary appeared in the Bound Brook Chronicle. It read: Du Four, Joseph Louis Morris died Monday at the home of his Son Leon W. after a short illness - pneumonia. He was born in New York City on July 14, 1846. A son of Dominique and Amanda Morgan Du Four. His father was a native of Nancy, France and he spent his early life there. At the outbreak of the Civil War he returned and because he was young became a drummer boy. He rose to sergeant. and served in the 97th Pa. Volunteers. He was Grant's body guard at the time Lincoln was shot - he guarded him on the trip from New York to Washington. He enlisted June 4, 1863 and was discharged June 17, 1865. He was also with Company C. 37th NY and Company A 194th PA infantry. He came to Bound Brook in 1867 and worked for Spicer Company. On May 19, 1869 he married Marion Hoagland of South Bound Brook in Flemington. He moved to Mauch Chunk as Assistant Paymaster for C.R.R. His wife died September 21, 1908. His three sons are Louis S., Cyrus L., and Leon W. He belonged to the GAR and was a Mason for 50 years. He had a 13 star American flag used in the Revolution War which came to him from Robert Morris his ancestor. Funeral on Wednesday. Burial in Bound Brook Cemetery.

Joseph's brother, William M. Du Four, also enlisted in the 37th NY volunteers in 1862. He served three months as a corporal. He later became a doctor in Philadelphia and moved to Williamsport, PA. He was also a Mason.

In the Somerset Messenger Gazette dated December 13, 1916, there appeared an obituary for Archelle Du Four age 65 who died at Blazier's Corner. Born in Bertondy, France in 1851. Came to the U.S.A. 45 years ago.

Also buried with Joseph and Marian are: Leon W. (around January 28, 1875 in South Bound Brook - around February 18, 1923 at his home on Somerset Street); Arthur (June 19, 1870 - September 29, 1878); and Grace (1875 - 1959) all in section F lot 78. Leon was the proprietor of the Berkeley Hotel. His father-in-law, Frederick Coombs owned it and Leon took over the management of it after his death. His wife was Elizabeth Coombs. Their residence was on Somerset Street in Bound Brook.

In the Bound Brook Chronicle dated November 27, 1908: Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Du Four of Brooklyn spent Sunday at Berkley.

In the 1890 military census, Joseph was living in Bloomington (South Bound Brook): Joseph Du Four
1) private company C 37th NY regiment - infantry - enlisted June 1862 discharged September 1862 - 3 months of duty.
2) private company ? 194th PA regiment - infantry - enlisted July 1864 discharged September 1864 - 3 months of duty.
3) private company Ind. [?] 97th PA regiment - V & V - enlisted September 6, 1864 discharged July 17, 1865 - 10 months and 20 days of duty.

There was another Du Four family living in Somerset county. Achille Du Four (June 9, 1851 at Burgundy, France - December 10, 1916 age 65.5.1 of cancer of the stomach). He was the son of Achille Du Four and Elizabeth Du Four. He was a contractor. He is buried at Stirling cemetery in Basking Ridge. He wife was the informant on his death certificate.

In the 1900 census for Bound Brook (p. 13A - 250 Main Street), Edward Dufor 5/1863 37 married 10 years, he and parents born in France, in USA since 1896, a manufacturer of chamis [? spelling]; Pelagye [?] 6/1862 38 had 1 child still living; John Musa 4/1859 41 born in Italy, in USA for 10 years, manufactures chamis, a boarder; Charles H. Stryker 9/1874 26 boarder.

Anna Lee Hoagland
born April 1, 1851
baptized
died July 22, 1912 age 62.3.21 of poisoning by taking butter of artimony with suicidal intent. Secondary cause of death was melambus ? at Franklin Township - Will WB T 103.
buried Bound Brook Cemetery, Bound Brook

Married circa 1876

George DeWitt Garretson
born July 12, 1849 in New Jersey
baptized December 1, 1849 at the Bound Brook Presbyterian Church
died November 27, 1930 age 81.3.15 of chronic myocarditis and secondary causes of hospital pneumonia, arteriosclerosis and brain disease at the State Hospital in Trenton. He was a retired farmer and a South Bound Brook resident. Hospital case #28038. His wife's maiden name was listed as Minnie E. Smith!
buried at Bound Brook Cemetery
religion member of the Bound Brook Presbyterian Church
Son of Michael Garretson (July 30, 1808 - April 26, 1895 [or 25th] age 86.9.10 of septicarnia [septicemia ?] fuis to senile gangrene of foot and legs lasting 9 months [?] at Franklin Township - Will #6410R) and Elizabeth Rouser (January 17, 1808 - January 6, 1870). They are buried at the Bound Brook Cemetery in the same plot with George and other Garretson's. Michael was the son of Garret and Elizabeth.

In 1900, they lived in Franklin township, Somerset county. Other Garretson's buried at Bound Brook - Jeremiah (1844 - 1953); Nelson R. (1838 - 1841); John M.(September 12, 1896 - September 1971 resided in Bound Brook), husband of Bertha O. (March 9, 1898 - March 1972 resided in Bound Brook); Mary A. Garretson Staats (1832 - 1911); C. Nelson Staats (1834 - 1916); William L Boice (1850 - 1918) with Jennie (1855 - 1945); Eleanor B. Cox (January 29, 1877 - May 1980 resided in Scotch Plains); Elizabeth (? - 1914).

After the death of Ann, George married Minnie E. (nee Mason) Conover on March 3, 1915 at 5:30 PM by Reverend C. J. Culp. George was from South Bound Brook at the time and Minnie was from Bound Brook. Minnie was probably a nickname for Mary. They were married at the home of Ransim Lamb of Bound Brook. Ransom and Lydia A. Lamb witnessed the wedding. Minnie was born around December 8, 1864 in Troy, Rensselaer county, NY and died on December 24, 1947 age 83.-.16 in Montague, Sussex county, NJ. She is buried in Bound Brook cemetery. Minnie's parents were Aaron Mason (circa 1827 Troy, Rensselaer, NY son of Elias Mason and Phebe Rolls - ?) and Lucy Finch who were married on April 27, 1843 in Wyantskill, Rensselaer, NY.

I could not find an Aaron and/or Lucy Mason in the 1880 NY or NJ Soundex.

In the 1850 census for Franklin Township, Michael Garretson 41; Elizabeth 41; ... George DeWitt 1. In the 1860 census for Bound Brook, Franklin Township, #147 Michael 'Garrison' 50; Elizabeth 50; Mary A. 26; John 24; Elizabeth 22; Field 10; DeWitt 11; Hannah Hughes 14 a domestic. In the 1870 census for Franklin Township (they lived close to Chrisopher Stryker Hoagland and family - they appeared on the same census page - p. 86 - probably South Bound Brook), Michael Garretson 62 farming $10800 - $1800; Elizabeth 20 at home; De Witt 21 at home; Field 28 farming; Josephine 28 keeping house; Julia Oshay 14 domestic servant, born in England. In the 1880 census for Franklin township (e.d. 158 p. 2 2nd District), Dewitt Garretson 31 farmer; Anna L. 30; Fred Zimmerm 20 servant, he and parents born in Germany; Bertha Hill 10 servant; Michael Garretson 72 farmer, father of F. G. & Dewitt. Just above George's entry was: Field G. Garretson 38; Josephine 38 born in Ohio, parents born in NJ; Patrick Boden 34 laborer, born in Ireland. In the 1900 census for Franklin township in Somerset County (e.d. 82 p, 7B this is 'not' Bloomington), George D. Garretson born 7/1849 age 50 married 24 years, a farmer, owns farm #95 on farm schedule; Anna L. 4/1851 age 49, had no children; David Greninger [or Gienniger?] 6/1879 age 20 he and parents born in PA, a farm laborer.

Randolph Titus Hoagland
born February 26, 1852 (date on birth certificate) at Somerville or February 29
baptized
died July 22, 1939 of a coronary thrombosis with a secondary cause of arteriosclerosis - 2 day illness age 87.4.26 and 11 minutes while living at 58 Lincoln place, North Plainfield. His son, Christopher S., was the informant on the death certificate and was living at the same address. Randolph was listed as being a retired carpenter.
buried Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, NJ - no grave stone.
religion dismissed from South Branch Reformed Church on May 26, 1880. Member of the Grace Methodist Church in North Plainfield.
Occupation Carpenter
Residence South Bound Brook. He was listed as living at 23 Jackson Avenue, North Plainfield, Somerset County, NJ in 1915; He also lived at 17 Linden Avenue, North Plainfield. At the time of his death, he was living at 58 Lincoln Ave. North Plainfield. Altogether, he lived in North Plainfield for 50 years.

Married April 2, 1879 by Reverend R. Johns of the United Methodist Church in Belvidere, Warren County, New Jersey.

Minnie A. Emery (Minnie may be a nickname for Mary).
born January 1, 1859 at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
baptized as an adult on September 9, 1877 at the United Methodist Church in Belvidere.
died February 19, 1932 age 73.1.18 of acute dilation of the heart and chronic endocarditis at North Plainfield. She lived at 58 Lincoln Place at the time of her death.
buried Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, NJ - no grave stone.
Daughter of Charles Emery (1828 probably Upper Mt. Bethel township, Northampton county, PA - 1863 probably Belvidere) and Elizabeth Slack (September 18, 1831 - November 13, 1918 of senility at 125 [or 126] North Ninth in Stroudsburg, PA). Charles and Elizabeth were married on January 29, 1848 by Reverend Banghart. Both were from Oxford Township, Warren county at the time of the marriage.

From: Raymond L. Hoagland, Jr.:
"I thought this might be in interest in supply you a bit personality behind a name. Written by Randolph Titus on his 78th birthday. I have tried to preserve spelling and punctuation.
Prominent folks tell of their fam,ily tree.
With feweptions, so do we
In looking around, I found this Pine
I took it, thinking it might be mine,
It's not very big, had hard time to grow
But Rome was not built in a day, you know.
after seventy eight years t still has some life
Thanks for its care by my excellent wife
It's seedlings are precious, we now have five,
With care and good trimming, they all are alive.
And now for the branches, this much I will say
I thank you all for remembering this day.
Feb 26, 1930
(signed) POP

Among my valued possessions are two special items.

1) a small book titled FREDDY the RUNAWAY or THE LOST ONE FOUND
Inside it is inscribed,
Presented to Randolph Hoagland at the Presbyterian Sabbath School.
Titusville Dec. 25th, 1859
By his pastor, J. B. David
2) A table top made when he was 84, of knots cut from old packing crates. Over 300 in all, carefully fitted. He also did other exceptional cabinet work in his years. My understanding is that he built the 3 story home at 58 Lincoln Place, Plainfield, but of this I am not certain."

In Plot #77 at the Belvidere Cemetery Association, are: Charles Emery, Elizabeth S. Emery died November 16, 1918 age 87, Rosanna Slack, Reader T. Slack, Charles Slack, Joseph H. Slack age 5, Marshal Slack age 10 , Lizzie Mase died October 7, 1860 age 1 , Anna M. Mase died 1897 age 68, James C. Mase died January 10, 1897 age 71, Albert Emery died June 30, 1932 age 76. In plot #72: Reeder S. Emery died September 13, 1860; Helen Allen Emery died April 21, 1961; Emma Shields died March 25, 1922; John J. Shields died 1894; Mabel Emery died April 20, 1955; Jennie C. Emery November 8, 1939; Reeder S. Emery died November 3, 1920. ***** In 1970, a Mr. William B. Shuler [or Sheeler] of 9 Orchard Street, Warwick, NY 10990 corresponded with the cemetery regarding this plot. Contact him if possible. *****

Elizabeth Emery's obituary appeared in the Belvidere Apollo on November 21, 1918: Mrs. Elizabeth Emery age 87 years, who for many years was house keeper at the D. C. Blair mansion here died last Thursday at the home of her daughter [Minnie ?], Mrs. John Bartholomew, in Stroudsburg where she had been making her home for some time. She had been in feeble health for some time. Another daughter, Mrs Randolph T. Hoagland of Plainfield and two sons, Reeder Emery of this city and Albert survive. The remains were brought to this city and interred in the Belvidere Cemetery.

Is this the entry that I am looking for? - In the 1860 census for Stroudsburg, Monroe county (p. 219), Charles Emery 35 tobacconist $0 - $300; Elizabeth 31; Annaria 7; Al-- [Alan ?] 5; Mary 1 [Minnie ?]; Thomas Bundie 16 tobacconist.

In the 1850 census for Upper Mt. Bethel township, Northampton county, PA (p. 483), Charles Emery 21 merchant, born in PA; Elizabeth 19 born in NJ; John Emery 75 no occupation, born in PA; Anna M. Slack 21 born in NJ; William I. Ehret 18 clerk, born in PA. There were a large number of Emery's in the vicinity (i.e., Phillip 42 & Elizabeth 39; Peter 26 & Catherine 24; William 34 & Susan 36; Daniel 42 & July Ann 40; Joseph 35 & Levina 30 - all of these having children listed too). In the 1870 census for Belvidere (pp. 4-5), Elizabeth Emery 38, born in NJ, keeping house, $800 - $100; Anna 16 born in PA, domestic servant; Albert 14 born in PA [died June 30, 1932]; Minnie 11 born in PA; Reader 8 born in PA. In the 1880 census for Belvidere (p. 6 - 53 South Water Street), Elizabeth Emery 48 born in NJ, keeping house; Randolph T. Hoagland 28, carpenter, son-in-law, Minnie A. 21 born in PA, daughter, Lizzie E. [or C.] 1 month, born in May. In 1895 census for North Plainfield (p. 72), Randolph Hoagland 20-60; Minnie 20-60; Lizzie 5-20; Mary 5-20; Stryker 5-20; Annie 5-20; Raymond 0-5. In the 1900 census for North Plainfield (e.d. 86 p. 23B 17 Linden Avenue), Randolph Hoagland 2/1852 48 married 20 years, a carpenter, out of work for 5 months during year; Minnie A. 1/1859 41 born in PA, father born in PA, mother born in NJ, had 5 children all still living; Elizabeth 5/1880 20; Mary 9/1882 17 at school; Christopher S. 8/1884 15 at school; Anna M. 11/1889 10 at school; Raymond 9/1893 6. In the 1920 census for North Plainfield (e.d. 134 p. 7A #23 Jackson Avenue), Randolph T. Hoagland 68 carpenter - house); Minnie A. 61, she and parents born in PA; Mary A. 38 millinery store; Christopher Stryker Hoagland 36 clerk in hardware store; Anna M. 32 clerk in ma--- [?] shop; and Raymond 27 clerk in hardware store.

In the 1900 census for Belvidere (4th Street), Reeder S. Emery 7/1862 37 born in Pa. [died November 3, 1920]; Jennie C. 5/1867 33 born in PA [died November 8, 1939]; Grace 12/1886; Bessie; Minnie M.; Mabel L. [died April 20, 1955]; Russell J.; Reeder S. Jr. [died September 13, 1960 married Helen Allen died April 21, 1961]; Elizabeth S. Emery 9/1831 68 born in NJ mother; Emma Shields 10/1845 54 born in NJ mother-in-law [died March 25, 1922 married John J. Shields died 1894]. In the Warren County directory for 1886 (Belvidere), Reeder F. Emery is listed as a carpenter living on Fourth. Most of Reeder's family is buried in Plot #72 at the Belvidere Cemetery Association. In the State of NJ death records: Albert Emery (September 10, 1855 at Stroudsburg, PA - June 27, 1933 age 76.9.17 of chronic myocarditis since 1930 at Trenton. He may have been in a hospital at the time because the informant was listed as 'hospital records.' His parents were Charles Emery and Elizabeth Slack. Reeder S. Emery (July 3, 1862 - October 31, 1920 age 58.3.28 of cancer of the stomach at Belvidere. Son of Charles Emery and Elizabeth Slack. He was listed as being a contractor and builder. His wife was Jennie C.

All of their Randolph and Minnie's children, except for Raymond, are buried in the Hillside Cemetery, Scotch Plains, NJ. Randolph and Minnie are buried in the Winckler plot.

Randolph and Minnie had the following children:

1) Elizabeth H. (1880 - around July 3, 1964) married after 1900 to Dyckman W. Winckler (1876 - April 15, 1949) and lived in North Plainfield. Their children are buried with them: Carl W. (? - October 9, 1902); Ruth E. (June 27 1906 - May 6, 1983 a resident of Point Pleasant Beach, Ocean county, NJ); and Robert W. (1907 - September 11, 1970). They also had a son named Jack who was a retired professor of physics at the University of Minnesota.

2) Mary A. (September 4, 1882 - September 10, 1970 in Ocean Grove - her residence was at 201 Parkway, Point Pleasant Beach). She never married. She is buried in the Hillside Cemetery in Scotch Plains Grave 37 Section V Division 5 Row 4. The funeral arrangements were made by Van Hise Funeral Home. An obituary for Mary appeared in the Asbury Park Press on September 11th, 1970:
MISS MARY A. HOAGLAND,
Point Pleasant Beach
Miss Mary A. Hoagland, 88, of 207 Parkway, died yesterday at the Ocean Grove Methodist Home. She lived in North Plainfield before moving here several years ago. She was employed before retirement in the central supply room of Muhlenberg Hospital, Plainfield. Miss Hoagland was a lifelong member of Grace Methodist Church, North Plainfield. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Peter Herzig, here; a brother, Raymond L., Mobile, Alabama; a niece, Miss Minna Herzig, with whom she lived, and several nieces and nephews. The Van Hise and Callagan Funeral Home, Point Pleasant, is in charge of arrangements.

3) Christopher Stryker Hoagland, a.k.a. C. Stryker, (August 1884 in Belvidere - October 27, 1959 in North Plainfield while living at 58 Lincoln Place). He is buried in the Hillside Cemetery in Scotch Plains Grave 38 Section V Division 5 Row 4. The funeral arrangements were made by A. M. Runyon Funeral Home. His grave and that of his sister, Mary, were purchased by Mary. He never married.

4) Annie M. (November 18, 1888 - around December 6, 1976 Point Pleasant Beach, Ocean county), married after 1920 to Peter Herzig (February 28 [or 3], 1897 - February 13, 1975 in Belle Mead?) and lived in Point Pleasant in 1939. Peter was a sergeant in the army. An obituary for Anna appeared in the Asbury Park Press on December 6th, 1976:
MRS. ANNA HERZIG
Pt Pleasant Beach
Mrs. Anna Herzig, 87, of 207 Parkway, died yesterday at the Tower Lodge Nursing Home, Wall Township. She was born in Belvidere and lived in North Plainfield before moving here 43 years ago. She was the widow of Peter Herzig, who died in 1974. Mrs. Herzig was a member of the Central Methodist Church, here. Surviving are three daughters, Miss Minha Herzig, here; Mrs. Mary Alice Searle, Hallandale, Florida; and Mrs. Elinor Bartels, Manasquan; a brother, Raymond Hoagland, Mobile Alabama, and seven grandchildren. The Van Hise and Callgan Funeral Home, here, is in charge of arrangements.

5) Raymond Lee (September 29, 1893 - July 1, 1980 died in Mobile Alabama) married Julia Violet Higgison (April 11, 1900 in Macon, Georgia - March 7, 1990 in Mobile, Alabama) on December 28, 1921, in Macon, Georgia. Both Raymond and Julia were never buried. Their bodies were given to the College of Medicine, University of South Alabama in Mobile. Julia's parents were John Joseph Higgison (June 13, 1864 in County Leitrim, Ireland son of William Higgison and Violet Ruth Johnston - March 4, 1940 in Mobile in the home of Raymond L. Hoagland. He came to the United States as young man) and Julia Franklin Jones (November 11, 1868 - August 3, 1939). They had nine children. They are buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, Georgia. Raymond was not married and still living in parents home in North Plainfield in 1920. According to their son, Raymond moved south "from the draw of being in my mother's town of birth. This move was not to Mobile but to Macon, Georgia. He was a carpenter and then small contracting jobs. Then in 1938 to Mobile where he wound up as a general contractor." Raymond was a member of Dauphin Way United Methodist Church. At his death, there was a memorial service in Forest Hill United Methodist Church where his son Raymond was the minister at the time. Their only son, Raymond Lee Hoagland, Jr. was born November 6, 1923, in Plainfield, N.J. In January 2000, he was still living and had two unmarried daughters.

Raymond also wrote: "My mother and father met in NJ/NY when my mother was visiting aunts and cousins in Manhattan. My maternal grandfather had relatives there who I suppose stopped along in route from Ireland. My parents then were married in Georgia" and "My mother's father did die in our home in Mobile but it was not in an old family home. In fact we had lived there only a year or so. This grandfather came to live with us after death of his wife about a year prior. I remember him well, sitting in a rocking chair and singing in our home. He died in bed there."


In the Plainfield City Directories

1915 Randolph T. Hoagland, carpenter, 23 Jackson, North Plainfield
Raymond Hoagland, clerk, 23 Jackson
Anna M. Hoagland, clerk, 23 Jackson
Mary A. Hoagland, milliner, 23 Jackson
1925 Randolph T. Hoagland, carpenter, 58 Lincoln, North Plainfield
C. Stryker Hoagland, clerk, 58 Lincoln
Mary A. Hoagland, milliner, 58 Lincoln
1929 Randolph T. and Minnie E. Hoagland, carpenter, 58 Lincoln, North Plainfield
C. Stryker Hoagland, clerk, 58 Lincoln
Mary A. Hoagland, milliner, 58 Lincoln

Rachel Stryker Hoagland
born November 5, 1853 in New Brunswick
baptized
died April 18, 1932 age 78.5.13 of chronic intestinal nephritis at the home of her son Simeon of Wilmington, Delaware.
buried Bound Brook Cemetery

Married August 19, 1872 by Reverend Jacob Dutcher of the South Bound Brook Reformed Church.

Simon Ayres Dutcher
born September 28, 1852 at Bergen Point (Jersey City)
baptized April 2, 1853 at the First Reformed Church of Bayonne
died December 17, 1924 age 72.2.19 of chronic nephritis lasting 2 years and secondary cause of paralysis lasting 1 year at South Bound Brook, Middlesex county. His death certificate lists Tarrytown and New Brunswick as his parents birth place.
occupation at time of death: insurance agent
buried Bound Brook Cemetery, Bound Brook
Son of Reverend Jacob Conklin Dutcher (October 8, 1820 "on the old Dutcher place at Irvington-on-the-Hudson, Tarrytown, NY - November 27, 1888 of typhoid fever at Springfield, MA) and Margaretta Ayres (December 1, 1819 at New Brunswick - May 17, 1856 buried in Bound Brook cemetery). Jacob and Margaretta were married on August 13, 1844. Margaretta was the daughter of Simeon Ayres (January 3, 1788 Middlesex county - 1828) and Abigail Dunham (1793-1881).

In the family plot at Bound Brook cemetery: Simon; Rachel; Simeon A. Jr. (1878 - about January 24, 1946); Gladys T. (1902 - about June 10, 1903); Milton (1901 - about December 12, 1953); Marie (August 26, 1902 - about December 18, 1893 at Orange City, Volusia, FL - her ashes buried there); Clinton (1873 - about September 12, 1902); Florence Van Dorn Dutcher (1870 - about October 11, 1954); Myrtle (1902 - 1902); Margaretta Ayers wife of Rev. J. C. Dutcher December 1, 1819 - May 17, 1856.

On April 22, 1932, Rachel's obituary appeared in the Bound Brook Chronicle. It read: Dutcher, Mrs. Simeon A. a resident of Middlesex and South Bound Brook for nearly 40 years died at the home of her son Simeon of Wilmington, Delaware on Monday. She was born in New Brunswick on November 5, 1853. She is survived by a son Simeon A. Jr. of Wilmington, a brother, Randolph Hoagland of North Plainfield, and 6 grandchildren. The funeral was on Thursday; burial was in Bound Brook Cemetery.

On December 19, 1924, Simeon's obituary appeared in the Bound Brook Chronicle. It read: Dutcher, Simeon Ayres died Wednesday at home in Middlesex. He was born September 28, 1852 at Bergen Point a son of Reverend and Mrs. Jacob Dutcher. He was an insurance broker all his life. 52 years ago, he married Rachel, daughter of Stryker Hoagland - the marriage was performed by his father, pastor of the South Bound Brook Reformed Church. Two sons - Clinton who died 20 years ago [1904] and Simeon of Delaware. The couple lived in Middlesex 17 years moving there from South Bound Brook where they returned in 1890. His wife also survives. Funeral on Saturday; burial in Bound Brook Cemetery.

In the DAR #97 book at Rutgers, I had hoped to find the marriage record of Jacob and Margaretta; however, they may have been married in New Brunswick.

Jacob married again after the death of Margaretta to Martha Miranda Warriner (March 2, 1832 in Agawam, MA - May 26, 1916 age 84.2.23 of arteriosclerosis and chronic myocarditis with secondary cause of cerebral hemorrhage. She died while living at 143 Cedar street, Springfield, MA and is buried in Agawam). They were married on July 21, 1857 at Agawam, MA by Reverend Ralph Perry. Jacob's residence was listed as New York and Martha's was Agawam. Martha was the daughter of Captain Reuel Warriner (January 12, 1787 in West Springfield now Agawam MA - baptized December 24, 1794 [?] son of Gad Warriner and Eunice Worthington - June 19, 1854) and Anna Chaffee (May 29, 1793 at Enfield, CT - January 29, 1882 age 88.8- of old age at Agawam). Reuel and Anna were married in 1814. Anna was the daughter of William Chaffee and Mary Whipple.

Jacob and Martha are buried in Agawam Cemetery with son, Jacob C. Dutcher, Jr. died in 1887 age 27; and daughter, Anna M. who died in 1863 age 1. They are buried in section C-12 and D-12. Captain Reule Warriner and Anna Chaffee are buried with children in section D-1. There is also a Major Gad Warriner (died 1842 age 84); his wife, Eunice Worthington (died 1820 age 57); his second wife, Ruth Phelps (died 1846 age 72); and two children buried in section D-1. They were married prior 1796. Gad was a major in the Revolutionary War. Elsewhere in the cemetery, there is a Captain Lewis Warriner (Revolutionary War) and family.

Jacob C. Dutcher was the son of William Dutcher (June 20, 1774 at Irvington, NY - baptized April 16, 1774 at Tarrytown - June 19, 1843 he was a Captain) and Anna Van Wart (March 24, 1782 at Tarrytown, NY - October 31, 1820 she is buried at Sleepy Hollow Burial Ground). They were married on January 11, 1801. She was the daughter of Isaac Van Wart (1758-1828) and Rachel Storm (?-1834). William and Anna had the following children: Children: William Alexander; Abram; Thomas B.; Isaac Van Wart; Jacob Conklin (Twin); Rachel (Twin); Lucinda. Conklin [Concklin] was the maiden name of Jacob's grandmother, Catrina Concklin.

In the Warriner genealogy, "Reuel Warriner is honored by his descendants as a true Christian gentleman," (p. 115) and "The old homestead is in excellent repair, standing on land originally granted to William Warriner as proprietary settler of Springfield." (p. 116). Reuel was the son of Gad and Eunice; Anna Chaffee was the daughter of William Chaffee and Mary Whipple.

I could not find any record of Anna Chaffee being born or baptized in Enfield, CT. [I wrote the churched and an historian from Enfield]. There was a Enfield, MA that was flooded and destroyed in the 1930's to create an immense reservoir.

In the 1900 census for Springfield, Massachusetts, Martha M. Dutcher 3/1832 68 born in MA; Edward Warriner 9/1869 30 born in PA (no relationship recorded). She was living at 143 Cedar in Springfield. In the 1850 census index for Massachusetts there were nearly one dozen Warriner's listed.

Jacob was the minister of the South Bound Brook Reformed Church between the years 1868 - June 1880. He graduated Rutgers in 1843; New Brunswick Seminary in 1846; Pastorate in Reformed Dutch Church in Owasco, NY 1846 - 1850; Bergen Neck 1850 - 1854; Bergen Point (5th Street in Bayonne) 1847 - 1857; First Coxsakie 1857 - 1858; Seventh Avenue in New York City 1858 - 1859; Sixth Avenue Union Church in New York City 1859 - 1963; old Market Street Church, New York 1863 - 1866; Somers, Conn. (a Congregational church) 1867 - 1868; Bound Brook 1868 - 1879; U. S. Consult in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada 1880 - 1887. He was appointed consul by President Arthur. From the Warriner genealogy: "In the war times of 1861-5, Dr. Dutcher was a strong supporter of the Union, and his services on the rostrum were in much demand. He published a number of works and was a writer of fine literary taste as well as an eloquent speaker. The children of Dr. Jacob C. and Martha M. Warriner Dutcher were: Jacob C., born Dec. 18, 1859, died Feb. 6, 1887, and Anna M., born May 17, 1862, died July 19, 1863." The likeness of Jacob, Martha and Jacob, Jr. appear in The Warriner Family of New England Origin by Rev. Edwin Warrine, 1899, pp. 117-118.

In the 1860 census for New York City (ward 9, 1st district p. 150 In the margins of the census entry was written, '53 Barrow'), Jacob C. Dutcher 39 D. R. clergyman, $0 - $2500, born in NY; Martha 28 born in Mass.; William 14 born in NJ; Mary 12 born in NY; Simeon 7 born in NJ; Margaretta 4 born in NJ; Jacob 6/12 born in NY; Mariah Nelson 25 domestic born in Ireland. In the 1870 census for Franklin Township, Somerset County (p. 84), Jacob C. Dutcher 49 clergyman, born in New York; Martha M. 38 born in MA; Simon A. 17 at home, born in NJ; Margaret A. 14 born in NJ; Jacob C. Jr. 10 born in NY; Jennetta Overtes 18 domestic servant, born in Scotland. In 1880 census for Red Bank, Monmouth County, Simeon A. 28 born in NJ, Rachel S. 27, Clinton 7 and Simeon 2. In the 1900 census for South Bound Brook (e.d. 82 p. 14B), Simeon A. Dutcher 9/1852 47 married 27 years, clerk insurance, owns farm with mortgage; Rachel S. 11/1853 46 had 2 children 2 still living. They were listed immediately after Joseph L. M. Dufour and family.

From Peter Elias pheski@gwi.net Notes: "Jacob Conkling Dutcher and his twin sister Rachel were the youngest of nine children, the last of the family to be born in the old homestead, and probably the last of pure Dutch stock. Anna Van Wart Dutcher died when her twins were born in 1820, and the 76 year old grandmother (the narrrator of the Grandmother's Story reprinted in the Souvenir of the Revolutionary Soldiers' Monument Dedication) brought up the nine children, ages 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, and 14 and just before her death in 1837 sent the youngest, Jacob, to Rutgers to become a Dutch Reform Minister. He is not known to have returned to Irvington except once - in 1843 - when he served as executor of his father's will and delivered the 4th of July Oration. (The picnic must have been rained out that year, for the oration was delivered in the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow.) It was printed in the Westchester Herald July 18, 1843 and is a rather striking example of mid-nineteenth century rhetoric. It contains an interesting quotation in support of public school and public libraries, and expresses great concern for the 'preservation of the union.' The Dutchers all seem to have migrated to New York City, New Jersey, or Missouri at about the time that the farms of this community began to be translated into estates.

See - "The Dutcher Family" by Walter Kenneth Griffin. New York Genealogic and Bigraphical Record. Volume 40, pp. 185-193, 249-258, and Volume 41, pp. 44-54, 109-120, 240-155. July 1909, September 1909, January 1910, April 1910, July 1910.

Jane Vroom Hoagland (Jennie)
born April 30, 1857 at Titusville according to the death certificate.
baptized
died May 27, 1930 age 73.0.27 of diaphragm pleurisy and labor pneumonia while residing at 1186 Maple Avenue, Bound Brook. The informant on the death certificate was Mrs. Elizabeth Du Four of Bound Brook. The cemetery record lists date of death [burial?] as May 29, 1930.
buried at Bound Brook Cemetery
Never Married - took care of her father.

On May 30, 1930, her obituary appeared in the Bound Brook Chronicle. It read: Hoagland, Jennie V. a longtime resident of this area died at the home of Dr. Hird where she lived, following a week's illness with pneumonia on Tuesday. She was the daughter of C. Stryker and Mary A. Titus Hoagland, longtime South Bound Brook residents. A brother and sister survive. The funeral was on Thursday; burial in Bound Brook Cemetery.

2) Harman Hoagland Titus
born about February 1830 at Stony Brook
baptized
died January 20, 1905 at 4:00 am age 74 of hypostatic pneumonia lasting 10 days at Mercer Hospital, Trenton.
buried at Mercer Cemetery, Trenton
religion became a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton on January 15, 1886 with his wife
Occupation grain dealer. In 1900, his business was located at 126 South Warren.
Residence 105 South Warren Street, Trenton

Married August 28, 1861 by Reverend Jacob Kirkpatrick at Ringoes, East Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey

Lydia Davis Updike
born 1834 (or 1833) at Trenton
baptized
died October 14, 1896 of an abdominal tumor probably malignant lasting about 2 years. At time of death, she was living at 105 S. Warren Street, Trenton.
buried at Mercer Cemetery, Trenton on October 16, 1896
religion became a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton on January 15, 1886 with her husband
Daughter of Abraham W. Updike a merchant (about May 1, 1791 - March 3, 1846 age 54.10.3 - will #367K) and Elizabeth Kimble (about January 17, 1792 - July 9, 1861 age 65.5.22 while living at 13 W. State Street. The funeral viewing was on Friday at 4:00). They were married on May 24, 1814 by Reverend Boswell). Both buried at the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton Cemetery (on the East side). Both are listed in the burial records of the Church with a "un" before their name.

Abraham Updyke was the son of Hope (1762-1834) and Catherine Wilson who married around 1787. Hope and Catherine are buried in the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton. Abraham owned a shoe store on Warren Street. He weighed 365 pounds. Lydia D. had her father's arm chair that was 3 feet wide. It was made to fit Abraham's great size. Lydia and her 4 sisters were all large women - even from age 13 on. Abraham and his brothers changed the spelling of the family name from Opdyke to Updike.

On January 20 1905, a front page obituary appeared for Harmon in the Trenton Evening Times. It read:
HARMON TITUS DIES OF PNEUMONIA TODAY - Well-know Business Man Passed Away in Mercer Hospital. Harmon H. Titus, one of the best known of Trenton men and one of the oldest and most respected citizens, died this morning at 4 o'clock at Mercer Hospital after an illness of one week. Death was due to pneumonia.
Mr. Titus was confined to Mercer Hospital last Spring and Summer for a period of four months because of a peculiar affliction of the veins of his leg. He was given up by physicians but eventually recovered and enjoyed fairly good health until ten days ago when he contracted a cold which quickly developed into pneumonia.
Harman H. Titus was born seventy-five years ago at Stony Brook and of ancestry which had formany years figured prominently in the affairs of Mercer County. He came to Trenton fifty-five years ago and continued a resident here until his death.
Several years ago he was the most extensive grain dealer in this section and conducted a shipping station at the present site of the Trenton Transportation Company. He was a miller by trade and was identified with grain business at the time of his last illness, having a store at 126 South Warren street.
SURVIVING RELATIVES
Mr. Titus was a widower. His wife, who was Lydia Updike of Trenton, died about eight years ago. There were no children by the union. He leaves one brother and one sister, who are Mrs. Ida Stryker of Somerville and Benjamin Titus, father of Mrs. Augustus F. Stoll of 838 West State street.
Mr. Titus was a cousin of Howard Titus, Welling Titus and Albert Titus of this city and an uncle by marriage of Mrs. Austin Snyder of West State street.
Mr. Titus enjoyed the friendship and confidence of many of the older and well known men of Trenton. In politics he was an active Republican but never held office. He took great pride in the fact that for many years he was the first voter to cast his ballot election days in the Second precinct of the Second ward.
He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church and has been identified with the congregation for most of the years of his life in Trenton.
The funeral arrangements have not been completed but services will either be held in the mortuary chapel of David Taylor Ivins or the First Presbyterian Church Other details will be arranged upon the arrival here of Mrs. Stryker, his sister.

From another article ...
Reverend Dr. Henry Collin Menton officiated. Undertaker was Ivins. Pall bearers were: Joshua Darnell, Jacob Stolts, Oliver Phillips, C. Kessler, A. Wengert, L. W. Crossley.

Lydia's obituary appeared in the Trenton Times on October 14, 1896. It read:
Mrs. Lydia D. Titus wife of Harmon H. Titus 105 S. Warren Street died this morning after a long illness. Arrangements for the funeral have not been made yet but announcement will be made tomorrow [I could not find it].

In Lydia's will, written on January 23, 1892, all property was to go to her husband.

In the 1850 census for Hopewell (p. 29); Mary Updike 68 [?]; Lydia 21 [?] - I do not know if this is the Lydia that I am looking for. In the 1850 census for Trenton (west ward p. 299), Liscomb R. Titus 46 $35,000 grain merchant [Harman uncle]; Adah H. Titus 38 [died February 7 or 9, 1860 of consumption]; Harman H. Titus 20; Liscomb R. 14; Catherine Cornor 19; Maria Bowyer 44 black servant; Dinna ?3 black servant; Peter Fruet or Truet 29 black servant. In the 1860 census for Trenton (p. 14 ward 2), Harman H. Titus grain merchant, $6000 in real estate - $2000 personal possessions. He was boarding at a house with 22 other people. In the 1870 census for Trenton (ward 1 p. 21), Elizabeth Conover 45 occupation - boarding house, $0 - $100; Mary F. 23; William M. 19 cashier at wire mill; Elizabeth W. 16; George R. 14 at school; James B. Kennedy 21 Presbyterian clergyman $0 - $1200; Harman H. Titus 40 grain dealer $0 - $2000; Lydia D. Titus 36; Frank J. Moore clerk in dry goods; Thomas H. Wilson 23 traveling agent; Caroline Wooley 25 black woman a domestic servant. In the 1880 census for Trenton (p. 23 ward 2), Harman Titus 50 dealer in flour and grain; Lydia 46; Mary C. Watkins 21 - they were boarding with Elizabeth Southwick (?) of 107 South Warren. In the 1900 census for Trenton (e.d. 59 p. 13 105 South Warren), Harman H. Titus 2/1830 70 widower a grain merchant.


In the Trenton City Directories

1854-55 Harman H. was a grain dealer and lived at the Tremont House.
1857 grain dealer in Trenton basin lived at 39 West State along with Anna Titus.
1859 grain dealer in Trenton basin lived at 11 West State
Anna Titus lived at 39 West State.
1865 grain dealer between Stockton and Canal he boarded at East front and Montgomery.
1869 Flour, feed and grain - Hanover street basin boards 87 East Front
Anna Titus lived at 16 West Market street
1872-74 grain and seed Hanover street basin boards at 110 1/2 East State.
1875-77 flour and seed at Merchant and Stockton boards at 110 1/2 East State.
1878-79 grain dealer boards at 232 East State
1880 lives at 107 South Warren
1882 a miller lives at 105 South Warren
1885-97 a miller at 103 South Warren lived at 105 South Warren
1898-1904 flour and feed at 126 South Warren boards at 105 South Warren

3) Benjamin Titus
born November 15, 1831 (or October) His grave stone states November 19, 1931 and the 1900 census lists November 1831)
baptized
died November 7, 1906 age 74.11.18 of apoplexy lasting 3 days at South Branch
buried at Mercer Cemetery, Trenton
Occupation grain merchant
Residence 838 West State Street in Trenton. In 1900, he lived at 307 South Warren.

Married February 18, 1857 by Reverend John Hall of the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton. Benjamin was a merchant at time of marriage.

Mary Ann Cunningham
born January 24, 1837
baptized
died June 30, 1896
buried at Mercer Cemetery, Trenton
Daughter of Joseph Cunningham a hotel keeper (September 17, 1800 - April 28, 1869 died of apoplexy - son of Robert and Jane. In the burial records of the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, there is a record of a Major Cunningham on April 3, 1869) and Deborah Hutchinson (November 3, 1817 - February 28, 1901 at 8:30 AM age 83.3.25 of chronic bronchitis and old age lasting 2 months while living at 19 Chestnut street in East Orange). They were married on March 12, 1835 by Reverend Engles in Philadelphia. They are buried at the Mercer Cemetery, Trenton. Deborah was the daughter of Major Daniel and Sarah Hutchinson. Deborah's funeral was held from the house of her sister Mrs. S. E. Burroughs of 316 State Street in Trenton.

In the records of the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, the following became members on October 13, 1870: Deborah Cunningham (expired February 28, 1901); Mrs. Mary Ann Titus (expired June 30, 1896); and Sallie H. Cunningham. They were baptized on the same date [***** confirm with church - was baptism on October 13, 1871? *****]

The Tremont Hotel was on the corner of East State Street and West Canal Street. It ranked second to none in the city as a quiet home and was kept in first class style. Owned at one time by Joseph Cunningham.

In the 1850 census for Trenton (page 166 #176), Benjamin Titus 18 clerk for George W. Titus 24 a carpenter and Susan B. Also in Trenton (p. 156 east ward), Joseph Cunningham 47 landlord $10000; Deborah 25; Mary 12; Jane 10. In the 1860 census for Trenton (p. 44 ward 1), Benjamin Titus 27 an express agent, owning no real estate but $1000 in possessions; Mary A. 23; Mary C. 2; Frank B. 4/12; Mary Cunningham 46 [or 26 ?]; Elizabeth Ganger [?] 30 a servant born in Ireland $0 - $500; Elizabeth Tellman 10 a black girl. On the same page, Joseph Cunningham 60 hotel keeper [Tremont Hotel] $35000 - $20000; Deborah 42; Sarah H. 30; Levinia 18; Daniel H. 12; Joseph H. 9. In the 1900 census for Trenton (e.d. 168 ward 9 p. 2B 307 South Clinton [?]), Benjamin Titus 11/1831 68 retired; Harry C. Titus 8/1864 35 sales person; Augustus Stoll 10/1852 47 married 24 years, son-in-law; Mary C. 9/1858 51 had 1 child still living; Helen A. Stoll 5/1877 23.


In the Trenton City Directories

1857 Benjamin was a clerk and lived at the Tremont House.
1865-77 Benjamin lived at 134 East State Street.
1865-69 Benjamin, express agent residing at 134 East State
1869 Deborah Cunningham lived at the Tremont House on 160 East State street. So did a Mrs. Mary Cunningham.
1872-77 Benjamin, clerk
1878-1897 Benjamin lived at 312 East State Street
1879 Benjamin, agent for the Baltimore and Ohio Express Co.
1880 Benjamin, express messenger
1880 his son, Harry C. listed at the same address
1898 No Benjamin listed
Harry C. at 307 South Clinton
1899-1900 Benjamin retired
Harry C. at 307 South Clinton
1904 Benjamin at 838 West State
1907 Harry C. Manager at Crew Levick Co. lives at 329 Chambers

In the Birth records of his children (1857-67), Benjamin was listed as being a salesman.

Children

Fernando Titus (I got this from a Trenton newspaper obituary).
born
baptized - ***** I have check the baptism records of the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton; however, none of Benjamin and Mary's children were listed - check the Second Presbyterian Church of Trenton's records. *****
died around February 26, 1853 (newspaper lists February 26, 1853). The burial records of the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton lists the date of February 26, 1853.
buried Mercer Cemetery ?

Kate Cunningham Titus
born August 29, 1957
baptized
died July 26, 1858 of brain fever (newspaper lists July 27, 1858). The burial records of the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton lists the date of July 14, 1858.
buried Mercer Cemetery

Mary Ann Titus (death certificate lists Mary C.)
born September 23, 1858 at Trenton
baptized
died March 28, 1923 age 64.6.5 of dorilla lolan rnenonism [? - doctor's handwriting was awful] at Trenton. She was living at 838 West State Street at the time.
buried at Riverview Cemetery, Trenton
Her obituary stated that she was a long time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton and the she was prominently identified with the Contemporary Club.

Married September 12, 1876 - probably at the First Presbyterian Church in Trenton.

Augusus F. Stoll
born December 27, 1852 in Jersey City [the death certificate states Newton, Sussex county]
baptized October 12, 1862 at the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton along with his siblings - Ida Armstrong Stoll and Thomas Armstrong Stoll.
died December 8, 1929 age 76.11.11 of chronic myocarditis and secondary cause of arteriosclerosis. He died at his residence.
buried at Riverview Cemetery, Trenton
residence from at least 1906 to 1929 - 838 West State Street in Trenton - ward 14
Son of Robert P. Stoll (September 26, 1818 in Sussex County - September 9, 1899 in Trenton while living at 52 North Clinton Avenue) and Catherine E. Armstrong (February 11, 1821 - December 17, 1892). ***** look for marriage record in Sussex county *****

Augustus and Mary Ann a one child - Helen A. Stoll (May 3, 1878 - ?) who married William N. Stewart (around 1878 in Pennsylvania - after 1931).

Robert was the founder of the Trenton Spring Mattress Company in 1880 and was the president and treasurer of the company until his death. He was a stockholder in several other manufacturing and financial corporations. For five years, he was principal keeper of the state prison. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was a Democrat. Robert was baptized as an adult at the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton on January 17, 1862. Robert and Catherine were admitted into the church on January 14, 1870 via certificate. The church records confirms the dates of their death.

In the 1850 census for Jersey City, Hudson county (p. 303), Robert P. Stoll 29, born in NJ, merchant, $2000; Catherine E. 28; William M. 5; Helen A. 2; Anna P. 11/12 [as of August 6, 1850]; Bridget McCormick 24, born in England [or Ireland]. ***** Did William, Helen and Anna die young? They were not listed in the 1860 census. ***** In the 1860 census for Trenton (page 403 ward 3), Robert P. Stoll 41 keeper NJ State Prison, $7000-$3000; Catherine 39; Augustus F. 7; Ida F. 2; Thomas F. Armstrong 67 Dep. Keeper State Prison; Uzal H. Amrstrong 25 Door Keeper State Prison. In the 1870 census for Ward 2 Trenton (p. 322), Robert P. Stoll 51, superintendent of State Prison, $12000 - $5000, born in NJ; Catherine 49; Ida A. 12; Thomas A. 9; Cornelia Stackhouse 20, domestic servant; Elizabeth Jackson 18, domestic servant.

In the 1900 census for Trenton (e.d. 168 ward 9 p. 2B 307 South Clinton [?]), Benjamin Titus 11/1831 68 retired; Harry C. Titus 8/1864 35 sales person; Augustus Stoll 10/1852 47 married 24 years, son-in-law; Mary C. 9/1858 51 had 1 child still living; Helen A. Stoll 5/1877 23. In the 1910 census for Trenton (p. 2A e.d. 102 ? ward 14 838 West State Street), Augustus F. Stoll 57 married 34 years a merchant - stationary store, owns home; Mary C. 51 had 1 child; Helen Steward 32 daughter, married 3 years, no children; William Steward 32 son-in-law, he and parents born in PA, manager in stationary store; Frances Sernby 38 black servant.

A few pages later, there is a Thomas Steward 64 married 39 years he and parents born in PA; Ella S. 61 had 1 child - not living. Is this a relation to William Steward?

Augustus and Mary are buried with Robert and Catherine at the Riverview Cemetery in Trenton. Also buried with them is Thomas A. Stoll, Augusta's brother, (December 17, 1860 - September 28, 1927) and his wife, Henrietta A. Appleget (October 7, 1864 - December 10, 1924). She was also called Etta Applegate. They were married on February 23, 1888] . Also, on a small stone, are the names of the following: Harriet A., Anna P., Helen A., Willis M. These are probably children of Robert and Catherine who died young. No dates are given on the stone. After entering the main gate of the cemetery, bear to right. They are in the second section along the river road prior to the circle. They are 1 row in. In the first row near to the Stoll's is the sister of Augusta, Ida Stoll Alpaugh (April 22, 1858 - January 23, 1919 age 60.8.1 of myelogenic anaemia influenza while residing at 52 North Clinton Avenue), and her husband, Spencer M. Alpaugh (1841 - March 1, 1892). They were married on October 10, 1883. Also buried with Spencer and Ida are: Margery A. Fisk (1884 - February 5, 1937); Emily H. Alpaugh (1888 - May 20, 1966); Katherine S. Alpaugh (1894 - March 5, 1979).

At one point, circa 1900, Augusta was living at 307 South Warren - the same address as Benjamin Titus. At that time, his business was at 30 East State Street.

Augustus was an active member of the National Guard in New Jersey for 25 years. In 1874 he enlisted in the company A seventh regiment, in 1881 he was commissioned a second Lieutenant, in May 1890 a captain and June 1894 a major. He retired in [May] 1899 being at that time the commander of the regiment. He attended the Model School in Freehold and graduated in 1870. In 1874, he went into the stationary business in Trenton at 9 East State Street - which was later developed into the Stoll Blank Book Stationery Company, Inc. in Trenton. He was the president and manager of the corporation. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was a Republican.

His obituary appeared on the front page of the Trenton State Gazette. It read:
HEAD OF FIRM HERE DIES OF HEART ATTACK - Conducted Stationery Store 54 Years - Once Major In National Guard - FOUND DEAD IN BED Augustus F. Stoll, 77 years old, president and treasurer of the Stoll Blank Book and Stationery Company, and one of Trenton's pioneer business men, died suddenly at his home, 838 West State Street, following a heart attack.
Mr. Stoll was found dead in his bed about 9 o'clock in the morning by his daughter Mrs. William N. Stewart. He had been under the care of Dr. John H. McCullough for some time, but was seldom confined to his home and in spite of his advanced years took an active interest in his business. When he retired near midnight on Saturday, he apparently was in good health. According to Dr. McCullough, he had been dead about three hours when found. Coroner Swayze viewed the body and issued a burial permit.
Born in Jersey City on December 27, 1852, the son of Robert P. Stoll. Mr. Stoll came to Trenton at a young age after completing his education in the Trenton schools, began his business career. He had previously attended Newark Academy and Freehold Military School.
For a time he was associated with his father in the Trenton Spring Mattress company, but in 1874 he opened a combination stationery and sporting goods store on State Street, near the present site of the Stoll Store. During the 54 years in which the Stoll Company has been in existence, Mr. Stoll has directed the policy of the firm.
As a young man, Mr. Stoll was interested in military affairs and enlisted as a private in old Company A of the seventh regiment, of the New Jersey National Guard. He met with success in this line of endeavor and at the time of his resignation near the close of the past century had attained the rank of major. He served as lieutenant under the late Col. William H. Skirm and was an expert rifle shot. At the close of his military career he was considered one of the most able tacticians of the State.
Active in fraternal and business circles he held memberships in Column Lodge F. and A. M., Crescent Temple, Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, the Carteret Club and Chamber of Commerce. He was also a charter member of the National Association of Stationers and since coming to Trenton attended the First Presbyterian Church.
His wife, Mrs. Mary C. Stoll, died in March 1923.
In addition to his daughter, Mrs. Stewart, he is survived by five nieces Mrs. Majory Flake, of Jersey City; Mrs. Victor Ridenour, of Narberth, Pa.; the Misses Emily and Kathryn Alpaugh, also of Jersey City, and Miss Kathryn R. Titus, of this city; and a nephew, Augustus Stoll Titus, of Narberth, Pa.
The funeral will be held from his late home, 838 West State Street, on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The Rev. Peter K. Emmons, of Scranton, former pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will conduct the services. Interment will be made in Riverview Cemetery, under the direction of Ivins & Taylor, Inc.

The obituary in the Trenton Evening Times was essentially the same except for: ... He was commissioned as a lieutenant in January, 1882, became a captain in June 1890, and his commission as a major bore date of June 11, 1894.

Company A was one of the units taking part in the centennial exhibition at Philadelphia in 1876, when it was complimented upon its soldierly appearance and drill, and did duty at Phillipsburgh in 1877 when rioting threatened the suspension of railroad service. The same company was a part of the escort to General Ulysees S. Grant during the visit of the Civil War commander to Philadelphia in 1879, and participated in the centennial celebration of the battle of Yorktown, two years later. ...

He was a member of the loyal lodge #151 (?) F & A M.

In the 1931 City Directory for Trenton: "Stoll, Blank Book and Stationery Co, book sellers and stationers, 20-22 E State, Wm N Stewart pres & tres (see left side lines)." The Stoll business was repeatedly advertised down the left-side of the pages in the directory. William N. Stewart was the son-in-law of Augustus.

Frank B. Titus
born February 15, 1860 [?] The grave stone is hard to read. If he was 20 months old as of June 1861, he would have been born in October 1859.
baptized
died June 1, 1861 of teething 20 months old (obituary in newspaper dated June 3, 1861)
buried Mercer Cemetery, Trenton

Joseph Cunningham Titus [or Joseph D. Titus]
born October 5, 1861 (date on grave stone - or 15th)
baptized
died February 15, 1863 of teething (date on grave stone and newspaper - another source lists the 13th)
buried Mercer Cemetery
At time of death, his father was listed as being an express agent

Harman Cunningham Titus also known as Harry
born August 14, 1863
baptized
died May 2, 1918 age 54.8.- of chronic parenchymatous [spelling ?] nephritis with secondary cause of congestive liver.
buried at Mercer Cemetery, Trenton.
Residence at time of death was 329 Chambers Street, Trenton. 10th Ward.
occupation At the time of his death, he was a manager at Crew-Levick Oil Company.
Reverend D. Wilson Hollinger, pastor of the Bethany Presbyterian Church officiated at his funeral. Pall bearers: Charles Bullock, Spencer Voorhees, Edward Craft, Lawrence McDonald, John Gretton, William Stewart. Undertaker Ivins and Taylor

Married December 2, 1900 by Reverend Thomas B. Healy at St. Mary's rectory in Lakewood, NJ. Harry was 36 and was listed as being as salesman from Trenton. Ella was 22 and lived in Lakewood, Ocean county, NJ. The witnesses were John F. McCormick of Boston and Catherine Anna Fitzgerald of Lakewood.

Ella Rosella Fitzgerald
born August 25, 1877
baptized
died June 3, 1914 age 37 of bogussun pernicious anemia.
buried She was held in a vault at Riverview Cemetery for several months then buried at Mercer Cemetery, Trenton. At time of death, she resided at 329 or 529 Chamber Street. She was given a Solemn requiem high mass held at the Immaculate Conception Church in Trenton on Monday morning.
Daughter of Michael Fitzgerald (April 25, 1854 in Ireland - February 14, 1912 age 57.9.19 of labor pneumonia lasting 1 month and 6 days at Lakewood. He is buried at Lady of Lordes Cemetery in Trenton - Section 5 lot 37. At time of death, he was a switch man) and Catherine Murphy (around September 8, 1848 in Ireland - June 13, 1905 age 56.9.8 of leucocy thaemis [?] at Lakewood. She lived in Lakewood for 40 years. She is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery, Barnegat, NJ. Daughter of John Murphy and Bridget Micoplec [? or Musplec?]). Michael and Catherine (Kate on marriage record) were married on January 25, 1876 by Father Kelly of Mattawan. They were married in Atlantic County - both parties were listed as being from Atlantic County. Michael was the son of David Fitzgerald and Mary Dugan; Catherine was the daughter of John and Bridget.

Buried with Michael, is Catherine Fitzgerald (June 1906 - March 1912) [check this information again because I did not find a Catherine Fitzgerald in the NJ State death records in 1912]. Catherine was originally buried in Lakewood, NJ and transferred to Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery. The lot owner is Ella Titus. Section 5 Lot 37.

In the 1900 census for Monmouth County (p. 14 e.d. 116), Michael Fitzgerald 4/1853 47 born in Ireland - naturalized; Catherine 8/1849 50 born in Ireland - naturalized; Ella 8/1875 21; Katie 11/1880; John 5/1883 17; Lizzie 2/1885 15. They lived on Jackson Street in Freehold - Monmouth County. ***** I did not find them in the 1915 or 1920 census listings for Freehold Township. Use 1920 Soundex *****

In the 1900 census, Harry was still single and living with his father. Also, in the 1900 City Directory for Trenton, Harry was boarding at 307 South Clinton (his father's home).

In the 1907 City Directory for Trenton, Harman was listed as a manager for Crew Levick Company resided at 329 Chambers

These are the children of Harman and Ella (they were listed in the 1920 census for Trenton living with Augustus and Mary Stoll - on page 3, line 28, 838 West State Street): August F. Stoll 68; Mary C. 61; Helen E. Stewart 42 daughter; William N, Stewart 42 born in PA, son-in-law; Elsie M. [Marie] Titus 17 niece; Harry B. [Benjamin] Titus 15 nephew; Kathryn R. [Rosella] Titus 13 niece; August S. [Stoll] 8 nephew [he lived in Narberth, PA in 1929], Sara L. Titus 57 born in Rhode Island (cousin). Augustus Stoll's nieces married Majory Flake of Jersey City and Victor I. Ridenour of Narberth, PA. They were living in these cities in 1929. They had moved to Narberth in 1925. Victor was a florist in Philadelphia. Victor (1884 in Hagerstown, Md - March 11, 1973 and Elsie T. (June 24, 1902 - December 26, 1987 of cardio respiratory arrest in the Broomall Presbyterian Nursing Home in Marple township, PA). Victor was a prominent Philadelphia florist for more than 50 years. He lived at 92 Wynnedale Road in 1973. Victor and Elsie are buried in the Ewing Church Cemetery in Trenton with Harry B. Titus (January 4, 1904 - July 8, 1929 age 25.6.4 of endocarditis while residing at 838 West State street in Trenton. Harry was a salesman. The informant on the death certificate was Mrs. W. N. Stewart of 838 West State street. His parents were listed as Harry C. Titus and Ella R. Fitzgerald); Dorothy M. Ridenour (around February 26, 1938); Karl G. Hastedt (around December 10, 1984); and Kathryn T. Hastedt (around August 31, 1991) she lived in Dayton, Ohio in 1987.

Victor I. Ridenour operated a florist shop and greenhouse at Ridge Avenue and Dauphin Street in Philadelphia for more than 50 years. He also had a mid-city shop for many years at the Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia. He retired in 1958.

The daughter of Elsie M. Ridenour, Mrs. Joseph V. Somers of Villanova, has the silverware owned by Benjamin Cunningham. Each piece of silverware has the family name, Cunningham, on it.

Liscomb R. Titus
born July 10, 1865
baptized
died October 17, 1865 age 3 months 10 days. His parents were living at 134 East Main Street at his time of death.
buried at Mercer Cemetery?
He was named after uncle who died in Civil War - Liscomb R. Titus (February 20, 1818 - February 27, 1865 at Nashville, Tenn. and is buried in Van Camp Cemetery). Was he married to a Mary Updike (1846 daughter of Peter Updike, Jr. and Louisa Terhune of Dutch Neck, NJ - ?)? The Liscomb she married was the brother of Mary Titus [?]. There was another Liscomb R. Titus (May 14, 1804 - May 30, 1873 [or around May 7th?] - Will #2435K). He was married to Adah H. [nee Hartley ?] (April 10, 1812 - February 7, 1860). Liscomb and Adah are buried in the Mercer Cemetery in Trenton. In the records of the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, there is a record of a Mrs. Ada H. Titus who became a member of the church on January 1, 1842 (along with Benjamin Wesley Titus) and died June 3, 1859. The will of Liscomb [written February 10, 1869], who died in 1873, mentions: Anna Lee Hoagland; Harman H. Titus $500; Benjamin Titus $1000; Randolph $500; Jane Van Middlesworth $500; Adah Stryker $500; C. Stryker Titus $100; Ridgeway Hoagland of Somerset $300; Lizzie, daughter of C. S. Titus, $500; Marion Hoagland, daughter of C. S. Hoagland, $300; Rachel Hoagland, daughter of C. S. Hoagland, $300; Randolph Hoagland, son of C. S. Hoagland, $300; Jennie Hoagland, daughter of C. S. Hoagland, $300. His land and estate are to go to Christopher Hoagland's wife, Mary [Liscomb's niece].

4) Christopher Stryker Titus also known as Stryker
born 1837
baptized
died December 13, 1894 age 61 of Bright's disease lasting 2 years at South Branch or Branchburg
buried at South Branch Reformed Church Cemetery

Married September 2, 1855 by Reverend A. D. White at Trenton. Christopher was listed as being a clerk. According to one of the local newspapers, Anna was from New York. Her father was William H. Cox of New York. Reverend Ansley [Ausley?] D. White was the minister of the Second Presbyterian Church of Trenton on Union Street from October 10, 1848 - February 1864. The church was build around 1851. I found no record that they were associated with the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton.

Anna Mary Cox
born about 1836 in New York
baptized
died about 1865 (1860 - 1865) ***** Check the records of the Second Presbyterian Church of Trenton *****
buried
Daughter of William F. or H. Cox (? - ?) and Charity Van Syckel [?] (? - ?). They were married on December 23, 1831 by Reverend Boswell. William was from Middlesex and Charity was from Trenton at time of marriage. They may have moved to Brooklyn, NY?

***** The Second Presbyterian Church of Trenton may have been on Mercer and Market Streets - see the state library book A974.9 H673W Vol 6 for the churches baptism and marriage dates *****

***** I checked the 1850 census records for Brooklyn, New York and found no likely possibilities of her parents. There were several William's listed but no definite match. Ward 3 p. 235, William H. 18 a clerk born in NY; Ward 2 p. 76, William Cox 40 and family - all born in England; p. 81 ward ?, William Cox 33 laborer and family born in NY; Ward 11 p. 243, William H. Cox 31 a bank teller, Mary 23, Anne 9/12 as of August and others including Charles W. Cox 28 and Mary C. Cox 21.

See William Cox who married Louisa M. Green on February 20, 1864. William died on February 18, 1886. Also, see William H. Cox who died on December 7, 1885 - the record appeared in the Daily True American newspaper on December 18, 1885 p2.

In the Brooklyn City Directories for 1864, the following William Cox's were listed: William H. a cashier resides 228 Livingston; William C. a bookbinder resides 251 Atlantic avenue; William a laborer resides 240 Navy; William a laborer resides 173 Smith.

In the 1850 census for the West Ward of Trenton (p. 206), Christopher was a clerk and was living with his uncle. Benjamin W[esley] Titus age 30, merchant, $14000 [owned Titus and Scudder he lived at 34 West State on the Corner of Willow in 1868 - died February 13, 1881]; Elizabeth 26 [died April 6, 1903 - she was originally from Pennington area]; Amanda W. 6; Edward A. 5; Albert C. 2; C. Stryker Titus 14 clerk, born in PA; David Shuster [?] 40, $3000 born in PA; J. Skillman 21; Samuel A. Jones 17; Henderson Scudder 22; George W. Miller 19; Hannah Sine 22; Mary A. Marseles 17. In the 1860 census for Trenton (p. 102 ward 5), Stryker Titus 26 clerk $0 - $600; Annie M. 21; Elizabeth 2; Liscomb R. 24 clerk $0 - $500; Robert Snowden 18 clerk; Hannah F. Allen 16 servant. In the 1870 census for Branchburg (p. 14), Randolph Titus 25 farmer $8000 - $1000; Jane V. 65; Christopher 28 farm laborer; Lizzie 11; Ridgeway Hoagland 9 boarder. In the 1870 census for Trenton (p. 22 ward 2), Benjamin W. Titus 50 dry good merchant $25000 - $12000; Elizabeth 46; Albert C. 23 student for ministry; Anna 17; Sallie E. 15; John W. 13; Howard S. 10; Mary Fields 77 black domestic servant; Mary Burgner 18 domestic servant; Susan Palmer 23 domestic servant. In the 1880 census for Bridgewater (p. 5, 3rd District of Bridgewater, e.d. 152), James Cyphen 33 farmer; Gertrude 31; Newton 7; Cornelia 3; James C. 6/12 born in November; Christopher S. Titus 45 a carpenter, 4 months unemployed within the current year, widowed or divorced, a boarder; Lizzie Titus 18 domestic servant; Agnes Shurts 35 house keeper, boarder; Andrew Hoagland 25 works on farm, boarder; Samuel H. Blazier 12 works on farm, boarder. In the 1885 census for Branchburg (p. 32), Peter Williams 20-60; Maria L. 20-60; Frank C. 0-5; Frederick D. 0-5; Fanny W. 0-5; John V. 60+; Jane 60+; C. S. Titus 20-60; Frank Stryker 5-20;


In the Trenton City Directories

1857 Christopher was in drygoods lived at house on Stockton near Hanover
1859 a clerk lived at 11 Stockton
1865 a clerk boards at 28 Perry [?]
1867 no listing for him
1878 no listing for him

***** What year does the City Directories stop his listing? *****

I have reviewed the records of the Second Presbyterian Church from 1868 - 1913 and have not found any further information on the Titus' that I am searching for.

In the 1850 census (East Ward page 154B #29), Anna Mary Cox 12 years old living with an Anna Van Sickle 63 and Margaret Van Sickle 35 [In the burial records of the First Presbyterian Church of Trenton, there is a record of a Margaret Van Syckel dated April 13, 1859. Neither Margaret or Anna Van Sickle are buried in Greenwood or Riverview in Trenton]. ***** where was Anna's place of birth? ***** On page 154A, there was a Phebe Cox age 15 born in Pennsylvania living with Edward Crozier 28 and Mary Ann 32. Any relationship? ***** I check the records of Mercer Cemetery and did not find these Van Sickle's there - check Riverview and ... Rutgers has 1870 census index for Mercer County - look for Van Sickle's ***** I also checked the census index for 1860 and no Anna or Margaret Van sickle was listed. In fact, there were no Van Sickel's listed in Trenton.

Children

Elizabeth Titus (a.k.a. as Lizzie)
born September 25, 1858
baptized
died after 1881
buried
She became a ward of Jane Vroom Titus and Henry Schenck around July 19, 1875 (see Ridgeway Hoagland for same date). She was released from guardianship on May 10, 1880 - see book RD I 298 in the Somerset County Courthouse. Also see AG D 32; GB B 285; AG D 113; GB B 366; RD I 298.

Charles Biggs married Elizabeth Titus on December 3, 1881 by Reverend Charles H. Pool of Raritan, Bridgewater township, Somerset county. Charles was 24 years old and was the son of John Biggs and Rebecca Oliger. Elizabeth was 23 years old and her parents were listed as C. S. Titus and Mary A. Cox. The witnesses were Mary S. Pool and Luisa S. Hunt.

In the 1880 census for Branchburg (p. 8 - North Branch), William Vossller 33; Mattie L. 27; Perry 2; Loyd 6/12 born in November; Charlie Biggs 23 farm hand.

I did not find Charles or Lizzie Biggs in the 1920 NJ census Soundex (Biggs = B200).

5) Jane Elizabeth Titus
born about March 27, 1838 (or February 1836)
baptized
died December 7, 1904 of heart disease lasting 3 months at South Branch. *see blurry death certificate again at Trenton!
buried South Branch Reformed Church Cemetery
Residence South Branch
Religion became a member of the Readington Reformed Church on June 2, 1877 via confession - transferred to Branchville (South Branch) on May 27, 1885. She was admitted into the South Branch Reformed Church on June 6, 1885 via certificate along with her daughter Ametta.

Married about 1861-1862

John Van Middlesworth
born July 6, 1836
baptized [Check the Hillsborough Reformed Church]
died December 18, 1916 in the morning hours age 80.5.12 of a cerebral hemorrhage at South Branch.
buried South Branch Reformed Church Cemetery
Religion Became a member of Readington Reformed Church on June 2, 1877 and South Branch Reformed Church on June 6, 1885.
Son of Garret Van Middlesworth (about September 9, 1794 - baptized November 17, 1794 - September 25, 1844 age 47.11.16) and Rebecca Van Cleef (October 22, 1799 - December 15, 1863 age 62.5.19 in Hillsborough). They were married on January 15, 1818 by Reverend Zabriskie of the Hillsborough Reformed Church. They are buried at the Dumont Cemetery in Hillsborough Township, Somerset County.

His obituary appeared on December 20, 1916: John M. Van Middlesworth age 80 years died at South Branch on Monday morning from paralysis. Funeral services will be held from his late residence tomorrow afternoon at 1:30. Reverend Issac Sperling will officiate. Interment will be in the South Branch Cemetery by undertaker S. P. Sutphen. The deceased leaves several children.

In John's Will, it mentions his children and a Mrs. George Steele, his granddaughter, of Newark, NJ.

The Van Middlesworth's rented (or owned) the red brick house across from the South Branch Reformed Church. It was once a mill.

Rebecca Van Middlesworth left a will, WB H 466. It mentions that she was the widow of Garret, and mentions their children: Peter, Ferdinand, John, Anna Maria, Sarah Jane, and deceased daughter.

In the 1850 census for Hillsborough (p. 408), Rebecca 48 having worth [real estate ?] of $12,000; Peter 24; Sarah J. 19; Anna M. 19; Clarissa 15; John M. 13; Ferdinand 13. In the 1860 Hillsborough census (p. 46), Rebecca 60 farmer $10000 - 4000; Sarah J. 28; Ann M. 28; John 23 farmer; Johanna Leigh 6; William Leigh 4; Benjamin Kenyon 22 farm laborer, born in NY; Bridget Bryan 18 servant, born in Ireland. In the 1870 census, John 34 a laborer owning no real estate and having $300 in possession; Jane 32; Ferdinand 8; Ettie 6; Randolph 4. In the 1880 census for Branchburg (p. 6) John M. Van Middlesworth 44 farmer; Jane E. 42; Ameretta 14 at home; Howard 8. In the 1880 census for Branchburg (p. 10), Gilbert Lane 51; Ester M. 44; Jennie C. 23; Lizzie E. 18; John 15; Lottie B. 11; Jane M. Cross 66 mother-in-law; John B. Van Pelt 64 farm hand; John Van Houten 70 farm hand; Ferdinand Van Middlesworth 18 farm hand. In the 1880 census for Branchburg (p. 9), John Voseller 60; Mary 54; Debra Van Fleet 87 mother-in-law; Richard Ramsey 22 farm hand; Anna Hall 30 servant; Ran Van Middlesworth 14 farm hand. In the 1885 census for Hillsborough (p. 103), John Van Middlesworth 20-60; Jane 20-60; Ferdinand 20-60; Henrietta [? or Ameretta] 5-20; Randolph 5-20; Howard 5-20. In the 1895 census for Hillsborough (p. 44), John Van Middlesworth 20-60; Jane E. 20-60; Etta 20-60; Ridgeway Hoagland 20-60. In the 1900 census for Hillsborough (e.d. 83 p. 7B), John Van Middlesworth 7/1836 63 married 38 years, farmer, rents farm; Jane E. 2/1836 64 had 4 children all still living; Etta L. 6/1864 35; Cornelius Amerman 4/1840 60 widower, farm laborer; Howard Amerman 1/1872 28 steam engineer, son of Cornelius. In the 1900 census for Hillsborough (p. 7B), Ridgeway Hoagland 3/1861 29 carpenter, owns home, 3 months unemployed. In the 1905 census for Hillsborough (p. 10B 1st district), John Van Middlesworth 7/1836 67 widower, farmer, rents home; Amereta 6/1869 35; Howard 1/1872 33; Ridgeway Hoagland 3/1861 44 single, a carpenter, owns home. In the 1910 census for Hillsborough (p. 17A), John Van Middlesworth 73 widow, does odd jobs, rents home; Amaretta S. 45 daughter, single; Howard 38 son, does odd jobs; Ridgeway Hoagland 49 nephew, a carpenter, owns home.

There was a John M. Van Middlesworth who married Emiline Stevenson and baptized Anna Frances Van Middlesworth on March 5, 1853. Who were the parents of this John? They were members of the Second Reformed Church of Somerville. This John died on August 18, 1901.

Children

Ferdinand Van Middlesworth

born August 23, 1862

baptized

died December 14, 1929 age 67.3.21 of heart failure due to chronic myocarditis with secondary cause of arteriosclerosis. At the time of his death, he was living at 50 Morton Place in East Orange. A Mrs. Steel of that address was the informant on the death certificate. This was probably Mrs. George Steel of Newark - granddaughter of John. He was listed as a retired laborer.

buried at the South Branch Reformed Church Cemetery

Residence Newark up till 1917; Belleville in 1920; East Orange in 1926.

Married September 27, 1882 by Reverend Charles H. Pool at Raritan township. Ferdinand was from Readington and Sarah (Sadie) was from Raritan. The witnesses were Peter [Lutes ?] of Raritan and William Davis. Charles H. Pool was minister of the Bedminister Reformed Church 1866-1875. Where did the pastor in 1875? In the 1880 census for the Third District of Bridgewater (p. 38 Somerset street), Charles H. Pool 40 preacher, born in NY, parents born in NJ; Mary S. 40 born in China, parents born in NY; William P. 10; Louisa H. 7; Elizabeth M. 6; Charles S. 4; Louisa S. Hunt 41 cousin; Mary A. Crinley servant born in Ireland. Check the Second and Third Reformed churches in Bridgewater township.

Sarah M. Lutes (Sadie)
born January 17, 1864 at Raritan (or December 1863)
baptized ***** write church in Somerville *****
died March 17, 1926 age 62.2.- of chronic myocarditis and secondary causes of arteriosclerosis lasting 2 years. At the time of her death, she was living at 50 Morton Place in East Orange. A Mrs. Steel of that address was the informant on the death certificate.
buried at the South Branch Reformed Church Cemetery
Daughter of William Lutes (January 2, 1828 - baptized July 14, 1833 at the Readington Reformed Church - August 10, 1907 age 80 of cerebral apoplexy lasting 14 hours at 150 Elm Street, Newark) and Elizabeth Case Quick (October 15, 1833 - baptized December 28, 1833 at the First Reformed church of Raritan in Somerville - May 2, 1907 age 70 of cerebral apoplexy lasting 4 days at 150 Elm Street in Newark). William and Elizabeth are buried at the Jersey City Cemetery in Jersey City.

In the records of the South Branch Reformed Church, I found the following: Mrs. Elizabeth Quick wife of William Lutes was admitted on March 22, 1876 via certificate and dismissed on November 3, 1893 to the Zion's Reformed Church in Stroudsburg, PA. Peter W. [or H.] Lutes was admitted on March 1, 1879 via confession and dismissed on May 20, 1890 to the Reformed Church of Peapack. Annie B. Lutes was admitted on March 3, 1877 and dismissed on May 30, 1888 to the Reformed Church of Peapack.

I could not find an obituary for William Lutes in the Newark Evening News. I did find Elizabeth's. It read: LUTES - On Thursday, May 2, 1907, Elizabeth C., wife of William Lutes, at her son-in-laws residence, F. Van Middlesworth, 150 Elm street, Newark, N. J. Funeral services will be held at son's residence, Mr. P. Lutes, 862 --?-- [poor photocopy] avenue, Jersey City, N. J. on Saturday, May 4, 1907, at 1 o'clock. Somerville papers please copy. In the 1900 census for Jersey City (e.d. 157 p. 3), Peter W. Lutes 2/1858 42; Annie 3/1856 44; Frank Bramer 8/1869 30 a boarder. They were living on Tormele Avenue - also written with Soundex entry was Marine Station [?].

In the 1850 census for Readington (p. 312), Frederick Lutes 55 farmer $4000; Sarah A. 47; William 22 laborer; John 17 laborer; Angeline Housel 16 [John's middle name was Housel]. In the 1850 census for Hillsborough (p. 407), Peter Quick 47 farmer, $4600; Maria 50; Louisa 22; Abraham 18 laborer; Elizabeth 16; Ezekiel 14; Martha 10; Rynier 6. In the 1860 census for Hillsborough (p. 45), Peter P. Quick 63 farmer, $10000 - $7000; William Lutes 32 farmer $0 - $1000; Elizabeth 26; Peter W. 3; Martha Quick 18; John Gaffney 18 farm laborer. This Peter 'P.' may have been a relative of the Peter listed in the 1850 census. In the 1850 census for Hillsborough (p. 424), Peter P. Quick 52 farmer, $5000; Catherine 60; Cuff Brown 44 a black laborer; Lydia Brown 25; Lewis 3/12. In the 1870 census for Hillsborough (p. 41), William Lutes 40 farmer, $0 - $1000; Elizabeth 37; Peter Wesley Lutes 13; Anna 8; Sarah 6; Renard Baader 30 laborer, born in Germany; Peter P. Quick 75 boarding, $12000 - $14000. On page 59, Frederick Lutes 75 farmer, $2500 - $450; Sarah 65. In the 1880 census for 1st district of Hillsborough (e.d. 160 p. 32), William Lutes 53 farmer; Elizabeth 45; Peter W. 23; Sarah M. 16; Peter P. Quick 84; Charles Force 12 laborer; Emma Emery 13 servant. In the 1880 census for Hillsborough (p. 31 South Branch), Joseph Doty 25 farmer; Annie 19 was in childbirth on the day of the census enumeration [June 17, 1880]; Lily M. 1; William Mcalumn 17 laborer. In the 1880 census for the Third District of Bridgewater (p. 14 1st avenue), Frederik Lutes 86 retired farmer; Sarah 77. In the 1900 census for Bedminster Township (p. 1 e.d. 72), Joseph H. Doty 5/1854 46 married 24 years, farmer; Edna [?] B. 12/1860 39 had 3 children all still living; Robert [? very hard to read] 3/1886 14; William Lutes 1/1825 75 married 47 years; Elizabeth C. Lutes born 10/1833 66 had 3 children all still living.

Joseph H. Doty age 23, a farmer from Middlebush, son of John C. and Elizabeth, married Annie B. Lutes age 17, of South Branch, on December 19, 1877 by Reverend Pitcher of the South Branch Reformed Church. The witnesses were John H. Saums and Dewitt Pitcher. Joseph Doty was admitted into the South Branch Reformed Church on June 1, 1878 via certificate. Annie B. Lutes was admitted into the South Branch Reformed Church on March 3, 1877 via certificate.

The Peter P. Quick listed above may have been the Peter (June 27, 1795 - June 14, 1884) who is buried in the Vroom family burying-ground. There are several Quick's buried there. Was his wife Mariah (about March 25, 1792 - September 23, 1846 age 54.5.28)?

In the 1880 census for Branchburg (p. 10), Gilbert Lane 51; Ester M. [nee Cross] 44; Jennie C. 23; Lizzie E. 18; John 15; Lottie B. 11; Jane M. Cross 66 mother-in-law; John Van Houten 70 farm hand; Fer[dinand] Van Middlesworth 18 farm hand; John B. Van Pelt 64 farm hand. In census 1900 Newark (e.d. 43 p. 6 143 Congress Street - a two family home), Ferdinand 8/1862 37 married 18 years, an electric light trimmer; Sarah 1/1864 36 had 3 children 2 still living; William 6/1883 16 a student; Jennie 5/1889 11 at school. In the 1920 census for Belleville (e.d. 8 p. 13 - 86 Malone Avenue), Van W. Middlesworth [William Van Middlesworth] 36; Nellie [Umpstead ?] 30; Ridgeway H. 7; Jane S. 5; Ferdinand 58 father; Sarah M. 56 mother.

Ferdinand was named after his father's brother who, I believe, was a twin of his father.


In the Newark City Directories

1905 Ferdinand Van Middlesworth, waiter residence 150 Elm
with William L. a clerk
1910 Ferdinand, machinist residence 121 Hillside Avenue
with William L. an engineer
1915-1917 Ferdinand, employed at 17 Mechanic residence at 774 Mt. Prospect Avenue
William L., gardener resides at 449 Clifton avenue
1918 no listing.

They baptized the following children at the South Branch Reformed Church: William L. on December 6, 1888 (born July 14, 1884); John M. on June 2, 1888 (born November 29, 1887 - died 1889 buried at South Branch. He was called Johnie; and Jennie on August 31, 1890 (born March 13, 1889). They were baptized at the South Branch Reformed Church by a Reverend Loucks [?].

Elizabeth Case Quick was the daughter of Peter Stryker Quick (June 23, 1802 - August 5, 1865) and Maria Case (October 5, 1799 - September 26, 1855). Both are buried at the Veghte Cemetery in Duke Park. They had 9 children. William Lutes and Elizabeth Quick had the following children: Peter Lutes married Annie Titus; Annie Lutes married Joseph Doty they lived in Martinsville and had three children; Sarah Lutes married Ferdinand Van Middlesworth of South Branch. William Lutes was the son of Frederick Lutes (about 1795 - after 1870) and Sarah Cole (about 1805 - after 1870). William was baptized on the same day as his sister Mary (born September 21, 1823). In the Somerville Cemetery, a Frederick Lutes was buried on February 15, 1887 or 1888. He had died in Newark.

I had thought that Sarah was the daughter of John Housel Lutes (November 19, 1833 - baptized January 1834 at the Readington Reformed Church - after 1900 in Newark) and Mary Munday (1836 in Bridgewater - prior 1900 ? in Newark). They were married on December 5, 1855 by Reverend Mesick.

Ametta Lee Van Middlesworth also called Etta and Ammetta
born June 1864
baptized as an adult on June 7, 1885 at the South Branch Reformed Church.
died April 25, 1923 following an operation at Bellevue Hospital in NYC
buried at the South Branch Reformed Church Cemetery
religion admitted to the South Branch Reformed Church on June 6, 1885 via confession as Amoretta L. Van Middlesworth.
Never married.

In the 1920 census for South Branch, Etta 55; Harman 48 brother; Ridgeway Hoagland 59 cousin.

In the newspaper of Somerville, Etta's obituary appeared:
Miss Etta Van Middlesworth
Miss Etta Van Middlesworth, a well known resident of South Branch, died on Tuesday in Bellevue Hospital, New York, following and operation. She leaves two brothers, Ralph Van Middlesworth, of Three Bridges, and Ferdinand Van Middlesworth, of East Orange. The funeral will be held from her home tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends are invited without further notice. Interment will be at South Branch by Undertaker Sutphen.

The City of New York had no death record for Ametta Lee Van Middlesworth for 1922, 1923 or 1924 in Manhattan.

Randolph Van Middlesworth
born September 11, 1865
baptized
died June 5, 1934 age 68.8.25 of a cerebral hemorrhage and chronic myocarditis at Three Bridges
buried South Branch Reformed Church Cemetery
Residence Readington Township in 1910. In 1920 census, they lived at Three Bridges. At the time of Randolph's death, they were living on Maple Avenue in Three Bridges.
Occupation At the time of Randolph's death, he was an asbestos worker at Johns-Manville. He had worked for them for 10 years.

Married April 8, 1890 at Orange, New Jersey. Randolph age 25.7.- and was living at 359 Main Street in Orange and was a horsecar conductor. Margaret age 26 was living at 142 Prospect in East Orange. Margaret was listed as being married 'TWICE.' The witnesses were Ferdinand Van Middlesworth of 206 Walnut in Newark and Miss Ametta Van Middlesworth of South Branch. They were married at the First German Presbyterian Church of Orange by pastor Herman Carl Gruhnert, who was pastor from 1874 through at least 1920.

Margaret Ellis
born December 1869 (1868 on grave stone - other records list 1868 and 1871) in New York
baptized on October 20, 1900 at the Three Bridges Reformed Church
died March 5, 1929 age 66 of broken cardiac dempusotian [? poor hand writing] with secondary causes of nephritis at the Somerset Hospital. Her parents names were not listed on the death certificate. Her residence was listed as Three Bridges.
buried probably South Branch Reformed Church Cemetery
Daughter of Richard Ellis and Mary Cosgrove [***** Still must prove *****]

The records for the First German Presbyterian Church of Orange are at the Presbyterian Historical Society in Philadelphia.

Randolph's obituary mentions: son, Randolph, Jr.; nephews and nieces, J. William Van Middlesworth, Mrs. Jane Steele; cousins, Miss Jennie Stryker, Harman Stryker. There was a Randolph Van Middlesworth who died in Somerville July 15, 1953. This may have been their son.

In the 1880 census for Branchburg (p. 9), Ran[dolph] Van Middlesworth 14 a farm hand for John Vosseller 60; Mary 54; et al. In the 1905 census for Readington (p. 8B), Randolph Van Middlesworth born 9/1865 age 39 daily laborer; Margaret L. 12/1866; Randolph Jr. 3/1891 14 at school. In the 1910 census for South Readington (e.d. 23 p. 2A), Randolph 42 owns farm, married 19 years, Margaret 40 having only 1 child, Randolph Jr. 18 a telegraph operator for the railroad, out of work for 30 weeks. In the 1915 Readington census (p. 10), Randolph Van Middlesworth 9/1865 49 a laborer, rents home; Margaret L. 12/1869 45 born in NY, "No Record" of where parents were born; Randolph, Jr. 3/1891 24. In 1920 census, they had Randolph Jr. age 29 and Laura age 22 daughter-in-law living with them.

A Joseph A. Foster age 21 of Orange, son of William Foster and Mary Waldron [Walden ?], all three born in England, married Maggie Lauretta Ellis age 21 of East Orange, daughter of Richard Ellis and Mary Cosgrove on February 4, 1884 by Reverend Alfred Geomans, pastor of the Central Be--- Church in Orange. The witnesses were E. N. Geomans and L.B. Geomans [or Gurmans]. Joseph A. Foster (January 18, 1863 in England - February 10, 1939 in East Orange). Joseph's death certificate states that he died at 118 Elm Street. His residence at the time of his death was 14 Amherst Street in East Orange. He was listed as a widow. His parents names were listed as William Foster and Mary Walden. The informant on the death certificate was Mrs. L. Brothers of 14 Amherst Street in East Orange. He is buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Caldwell, NJ. The causes of death were arteriosclerosis - 1925, hemiplegia - 1933, and bronchio pneumonia - February 7, 1939. F. Trepkan Funeral Homes on 271 Park in East Orange handled his funeral. The cemetery stated that "... there is no clear indication regarding a lot location. Our records allude to lot 682 which is owned by the Kent family. There is a Lillian C. Kent (nee Foster) in this lot, but there is not connection to Joseph A. Foster."

I tend to believe that Joseph and Margaret were divorced because in the 1900 census for the city of Orange, NJ (e.d. 160 p. 8 - 319 Main Street - 319-125-160) Joseph Foster 1/1861 39 married 12 years, born in England and parents too, a horse shoer; Elizabeth 5/1869 31, born in NJ, parents born in Ireland, had 2 children, 1 still living; Mary F. 8/1889 10 born in NY, at school. At the same address (319-125-161), Bridget Cullen 5/1840 60 widow, born in Ireland, a housekeeper, Naturalized in 1852; Margaret O'Neil 5/1894 6, born in NJ, parents born in Ireland, a boarder. The above address seems to have been a multi-family dwelling. In the 1920 census for Orange, NJ (e.d. 297 page 4 - 501 Main Street) Joseph Foster 59, born in USA, parents born in England, a truck helper; boards with three other boarders all had foreign born parents (England, Ireland, Canada).

I read through the first 3 wards of the 1895 NJ State census for Orange but did not spot Joseph Foster or Margaret Foster (or Ellis). There are additional wards to read.

A Joseph A. Foster age 29, of Orange, son of William Foster and Mary Walden, all born in England, married an Eliza Ann Collen [? Cullen ?] age 22, of Orange, daughter of Jeremiah Collen and Bridget Murray [? or Mann ?] both born in Ireland, on August 3, 1891 by Pastor H. Peter Fleming of St. John's Church in Orange, NJ. The witnesses were Reverend W. G. M. Davis [or M. J. McDonald] and Anne Collen. The certificate stated that it was Joseph's first marriage.

In the Newark Evening News (dated February 11, 1939, page 7):
JOSEPH A. FOSTER
Joseph A. Foster, an Orange resident many years, died today at a Montclair convalescent home. He had been ill four years. Mr. Foster was born in England. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Florence Collins of Orange and four sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Brothers and Mrs. Frederick Brodesser of East Orange, Mrs. I. G. Stelle of Newark and Mrs. Louis Kent of Roseland.

also ...

Foster - At East Orange, N.J., on Friday, February 10, 1939, Joseph A. son of the late William and Mary Foster. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral from F. Trepkau Funeral Home, 271 Park Avenue, corner of North Center Street, Orange, N.J. on Monday, February 13 at 2 PM. Interment Caldwell Cemetery.

I scanned the 1885 state census for Orange and East Orange and did not spot Randolph and Margaret; however, I could have easily missed them!

In the 1900 census for East Orange, Mary Ellis 6/1872 born in MA. She was a servant for Frank Mann living at 3 Whittlesey Ave. In the 1900 census for Newark, Richard Ellis 11/1868 31 born in England; Hannah 6/1875 24 born in Ireland; Letitia 5/1897 3; Margaret 5/1829 71 born in England. They were living at 280 Hunterdon.

I could not find Richard and Mary Ellis in the 1860, 1880 or 1900 census for New Jersey. In the 1880 census for Hillsborough (p. 7 Second District), Thomas Ellis 47; Mary 44; Mary 19; Thomas 11 [all of them were born in England]; Bessie Francis 8 a niece born in NY. I did find a Thomas and Mary Ellis in the 1895 state census in Hillsborough (p. 73). ***** Was there a connection? *****.

Here are the Margaret Ellis' I found in the 1880 census for New York: In Utica, Oneda County (p. 14 e.d. 138 93 Varick), Mary A. Ellis 27 born in NY; William 10; Minnie E. 9; Maggie 6 and others. They were enumerated with Thomas Ellis age 36 and Mary age 29. Also in Rossville, Westfield Township, Richmond County, NY (p. 58 e.d. 309), Maggie V. Ellis 9 living with Jacob G. Winant, her uncle. In Danesville township, Steuben County (p. 14 e.d. 172), Albert M. Ellis 55; Catherine 37; Maggie D. 15, and others. In Morristown, St. Lawrence County (p. 23 e.d. 236), Catherine Ellis 37 born in Canada; Margaret 11 born in Canada; and others. In NY, NY (p. 17 e.d. 442), Charles W. Elles [?]; Mary 36; Margaret 8; and others. In Saratoga (p. 3 e.d. 73), Sampson Ellis 40; Harriet 31; Maggie 9; et al. In Saratoga (p. 5 e.d. 73), Jason 31; Myra 29; Margaret 8; and others. In Monroe (p. 17 e.d. 56), Griffith 45 born in Wales; Elizabeth 41 born in Wales; Maggie C. 14. In Schenectady (p. 22 e.d. 108), George 40; Harriet 43; Margaret 9. In Clintondale, Ulster County (p. 23 e.d. 143), Ennic [?] Ellis 34; Helena 30; Margaret 12; and others.

In the Newark area, Mary, wife of Joseph Cosgrove, died on October 17, 1898.

Harman Van Middlesworth (a.k.a. Howard)
born January 26, 1872 (1871 on grave stone)
baptized
died July 27, 1921 age 49.6.25 of carcinoma of the prostrate gland and bladder contributory cause was exemarubra [?] of the legs at South Branch. The informant on the death certificate was his sister who was residing in Somerville RFD #4.
buried at the South Branch Reformed Church Cemetery
occupation farmer
He never married - his death certificate listed him as being single.

In 1920 census (p. 7A - e. d. 130) , he was listed as Harman. He was listed living with his sister, Etta, and cousin, Randolph Hoagland, in South Branch Village.

6) Helena Hoagland Titus (a.k.a. Halanah - as her name appears on her grave stone)
born April 22, 1840
baptized
died February 22, 1863 However, the Inventory of her estate, IN I 497 at Somerset County Court House, is dated November 24, 1863 [? !!!] the executor was Liscomb R. Titus. See Letters of Administration AG C 122
buried at Van Camp Cemetery, Branchburg Township
She lived with her mother in Branchburg until the time of her death.
She had a son - Ridgeway Hoagland (March 23, 1861 at South Branch - March 29, 1928 at 4:00 PM age 67.0.6 of endocarditis at South Branch). He, and his cousin, Elizabeth Titus, became a ward of their grandmother, Jane V. Titus, on July 19, 1875 (Somerset County Records GDN AG Book D, p.23 dated July 19, 1875 and GDN BD GB Book B, p.284). He was a carpenter by trade and never married. He is buried at the South Branch Reformed Church Cemetery.

In 1870, he lived in Branchburg with his grandmother, Jane V. Titus. In the 1880 census for Hillsborough (p. 35 South Branch), Peter J. Quick 44; Sarah 40; Mary B. 18; Jacob 16; Frederick 12; Mary Zink (?) 19 a servant; Ridgeway Hoagland 19 a servant. The 1900 census for Hillsborough (e.d. 83 p. 7B), Ridgeway Hoagland 3/1861 29 a carpenter, unemployed for 3, months owns home - living with the Van Middlesworth's. In 1895 and 1910 census, he was listed living with his aunt's family, Jane E. Van Middlesworth.

He listed the following people in his will: Etta L. Van Middlesworth; William Van Middlesworth - nephew of Etta [?]; Ridgeway Hoagland Van Middlesworth, his grand nephew, [(1913 - August 30, 1980 in Hillsborough) married Ann G. (1918 - 1988) both are buried at South Branch]; and Jane Van Middlesworth his grand niece. Ridgeway's will (WB A-1 p. 195) lists William Van Middlesworth as executor. He left 100 dollars to the South Branch Reformed Church for the perpetual care of his grave; Ridgeway Hoagland Van Middlesworth receives gun, fishing rods and tackle; cousin Etta L. Van Middlesworth; Nephew William Van Middlesworth; grandnephew Ridgeway Hoagland Van Middlesworth - 15 years old ; and grandniece Jane Van Middlesworth - 14 years old.

7) Adah Hartley Titus also called Ida. She was named after aunt who was married to Liscomb R. Titus.
born April 18, 1842
baptized as an adult March 2, 1889 at the United Reformed Church of Raritan.
died September 6, 1921 - confirmed in the records of the Second Reformed Church of Somerville. She was listed as the widow of Jacob being 80 years old.
buried at the South Branch Reformed Church Cemetery
Religion she was admitted into the Second Reformed church of Somerville on March 3, 1889 via confession. She was listed as the widow of Jacob Stryker. Her daughter, Jennie Vroom Stryker, was admitted on the same day. They were baptized as an adult on March 2, 1889.

Married October 8, 1863 by Reverend Van Liew of the Readington Reformed Church.

Jacob K. Stryker
born February 26, 1830
baptized at North Branch [?] His sister, Judith Ann, was baptized at North Branch on June 28, 1828 and his brother, John Bullock Stryker, was baptized there in 1832. There are no records for 1830. He was most likely baptized there.
died June 12, 1886
buried at the South Branch Reformed Church Cemetery
Occupation Carpenter
Residence North Branch, Branchburg Township, Somerset County
Son of Garret Stryker (May or March 16, 1791 - baptized November 6, 1791 at Readington Reformed Church - March 1, 1867) and Ann Kershow (December 19, 1797 - October 27, 1883 age 85.10.- of a fracture of the thigh which lasting 1 month at Branchburg. She was listed as a being a resident of NJ for 81 years ***** where was she born? *****). They were married on May 19, 1818. Garret was the son of Christopher Stryker and Judith Lowe Hoagland (parents of Helena Stryker who married Harman Hoagland). Garret was a carpenter. He and his wife lived near South Branch. After Garret's death, Ann moved to Readington to live with her daughter, Catherine Maria Shurts. They are buried at North Branch Cemetery. It seems that after the death of the parents, some of the kids were put under the guardianship of John D. Bartine (February 1887) - check into this further.

Adah's obituary appeared in the Somerville newspaper. It read:
Mrs. Adah H. Stryker
Mrs. Adah H. Stryker, 79 years old, died Tuesday morning at her home at the corner of East Cliff street and North Gaston avenue after a long illness. She was the widow of Jacob K. Stryker and formerly resided at South Branch. She leaves two children, Harman T. Stryker of New York and Miss Jennie Stryker of Somerville. The funeral was held this afternoon at the house. Rev. James Mulder officiated. Interment at South Branch by Undertaker Maxwell.

In the 1850 census for Branchburg (p. 443), Garret Stryker 59 farmer, $7900; Ann 52; Christopher 26; Jacob 20 carpenter; John Bullick [?] Stryker 18; Dennis 16 merchant; Margaret. In the 1860 census for Branchburg (p. 9), Garret Stryker 69 farmer, $10000 - $2000; Ann 65; Christopher 35 farm laborer; Margaret 27; Jacob 31 carpenter; Mary Egbert [?] 28. In the 1870 census for Bridgewater (p. 25), Jacob K. Stryker 40 a carpenter, $0 - $125; Adah H. 28; Dennis T. 6; Harman T. 4; Jennie V. 3; Frank R. 5/12 born in December. They lived next to William P. Stryker 40 a constable. In the 1880 census for Branchburg (p. 27), Jacob K. Stryker 50 a carpenter; Adah H. 38; Jennie V. 13; Frank R. 10.

In the 1885 census for Branchburg (p. 2), Jacob K. Stryker 20-60; Ida 20-60; Jennie V. 5-20. In the 1895 census for Somerville (p. 80), Ada H. Stryker 20-60; Jennie 20-60; Harmon 20-60. In the 1900 census for Somerville (e.d. 80 p. 6A - 128 Gaston Avenue), Ada H. Stryker 4/1842 58 widow had 6 children 2 still living; Jennie V. 3/1867 33; Harman T. 8/1865 34 manages restaurant. In the 1905 census for Somerville (p. 24B 202 High Street), Harman 8/1865 age 39 single, a restaurant manager, Adah 4/42 63 a widow, Jennie V. 3/1868 37. In the 1920 census for Somerville (e.d. 139 p. 14B #202 Cliff Street), Adah H. Stryker 77 widow, owns home; Jennie V. Stryker 52.

Children

Dennis Stryker (Jacob's brother was named Dennis as there was a Dennis Stryker who was born in 1779)
born March 21, 1863 at Branchburg
baptized (not at North Branch)
died December 6, 1875 age 10.10.25 [?]
buried at the South Branch Reformed Church Cemetery

Harman T. Stryker (probably T. for Titus)
born August 1865
baptized March 8, 1885 at age 19 at North Branch Reformed Church
died May 10, 1938 of a coronary thrombosis and arteriosclerosis at Somerville Hospital. He was living at 202 (or 2026 according to the death certificate) High Street in Somerville at the time of his death. See Will WB G-1 398.
buried at the Somerville Cemetery
religion he was admitted into the Second Reformed Church of Somerville on June 5, 1887 via certificate.
occupation worked for Child's restaurant

Married May 26, 1909 at Somerville by Reverend Edward G. Read of Plainfield. Witnessed by William E. DuMont and Jennie V. Stryker. Harman was 43 and was living at 202 East High Street. He was a Supt. restaurant business and was born at North Branch. Annie was 43 and lived at 88 Grove Street. She was born at North Branch. It was the first marriage for both of them.

Annie Potter DuMont
born October 1865
baptized September 6, 1865 at the North Branch Reformed Church {I received this information from the Church. Can this be her birth date? - I believe that the transcribed records from the church lists the birth date as the baptism date. ***** see the original record *****
died June 28, 1941 at her home at 202 East High Street, Somerville
buried at the Somerville Cemetery
daughter of Abraham DuMont (August 8, 1835 - January 9, 1923 age 87.5.1 of senility and secondary causes of arteriosclerosis while living at 202 East High Street in Somerville) and Mary Elizabeth Potter (April 14, 1838 - November 7, 1910 age 72.7.- of hemiplegia while living at 88 Grove Street in Somerville). They were married in Somerset county on November 17, 1858 by Reverend Blauvelt. Both Abraham and Mary are buried in the North Branch cemetery. Abraham's death certificate lists that he was a retired farmer and that his parents names were Isaac Dumont and Maria Van Doren. The informant on the death certificate was his daughter, Mrs. H. T. Stryker of Somerville. Mary's death certificate lists that her parents names were Samuel Potter and Jane E. Rue. The informant on the death certificate was her husband.

***** In the records of the North Branch Reformed Church, Abraham Dumont was baptized on August 8, 1835. I believe that this was the date of his birth. Check again with the church. *****

From the obituary of Harman:
H. T. Stryker Is Dead in Somerville
Somerville Bureau of The Courier-News
Somerville - Harman T. Stryker, 72, former general superintendent of Child's Restaurant Company, died this morning (May 10, 1938) in Somerville Hospital, following a long illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday from the Second Reformed Church. The Rev. Thomas Pace Haig, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the New Cemetery.
Born in North Branch Mr. Stryker, whose home was at 202 E. High St., was born in North Branch, the son of the late Jacob and Ida Stryker. After several years of diversified business interests, he became associated with the Child's Company and rose through various ranks to the position of general superintendent, having general control of operations in the large chain of restaurants in that capacity.
For several years Mr. Stryker lived in New York City. He then built his home here for his mother and sister, the late Miss Jennie Stryker, and for many years commuted from Somerville to his New York offices.
Mr. Stryker served a full term in the Borough Council, 1925-26-27. He was reelected and after serving two years in his new term resigned because of ill health which also caused his retirement from the Child's Company.
Chairman
In the Council he was chairman of the finance and fire committees. He was treasurer of the People's Building and Loan Association, and was a member of the board of trustees of the Somerset Hospital. When the new building was erected he continued in that capacity without interruption. He was an active member of the Second Reformed Church and was for several years a member of the consistory.
Mr. Stryker was a member of Solomon Lodge, F. and A. M. and of Keystone Chapter, Royal Arch Masons. His widow, Mrs. Annie D. Stryker if the only immediate survivor.

I received information from the North Branch Reformed Church regarding Abraham DuMont's baptism. The secretary stated that his baptism was on August 8, 1835 (the date I calculated for his birth date). Is it possible that see provided his birth date and not his baptism date? Abraham and Mary's daughter, Jennie, married Peter J. Cortelyou, of Piscataway, on November 17, 1880.

Annie's obituary appeared in the Somerset Messenger Gazette. It read:
MRS. ANNIE STRYKER
Mrs. Annie D. Stryker, 75, died Saturday morning (June 28, 1941) at her home, 202 East High Street. She was the widow of Councilman Harman T. Stryker.
Mrs. Stryker was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the Pleasant Hour Club, and the Second Reformed Church. She attended the North Branch grade school and the Somerville High School.
The former Annie Potter DuMont she was born at North Branch Station in August of 1865 and grew up there on what is now the Dolan farm. She and her family moved to Grove street, Somerville, where the marriage to Mr. Stryker took place. The couple reside in New York City for several years before moving to Somerville.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2:30 in the Second Reformed Church, the Reverend Dr. Thomas Pace Haig officiating. Place of interment will be the New Cemetery by the Maxwell Funeral Home.

In the 1920 census for NY (e.d. 808 p. 4, 851 West End Avenue), Harman Stryker 54 born in NJ; Anna Stryker 54 born in NJ; Abraham Dermont [Dumont] 84 born in NJ, father-in-law.

In the 1880 census for Branchburg (p. 11), Abraham Dumont 44; Mary E. 42; Jennie V. 19; Annie P. 14; William E. 7; Henry Van Demay 14; Jane B. Potter 67 mother-in-law. In the 1900 census for Branchburg (p. 9), Abraham DuMont 8/1834 65; Mary E. 4/1838 62; Annie P. 10/1869 30; George Bernosky boarder 1/1887 13.

Jennie Vroom Stryker
born March 1867 at Branchburg
baptized (not at North Branch)
died November 17, 1935 of a cerebral hemorrhage at Somerville. She also suffered from hypertension with a blood pressure of 220. She was living at 202 High Street in Somerville at the time of her death.
buried at the Somerville Cemetery
Religion she was admitted into the Second Reformed church of Somerville on March 3, 1889 via confession. Her mother was admitted on the same day. They were baptized as an adult on March 2, 1889.

Frank R. Stryker
born January 17, 1870 (or 14th)
baptized (not at North Branch)
died May 8, 1894 age 24.3.24 of consumption at Somerville.
occupation At time of death, he was a clerk
buried at the South Branch Reformed Church Cemetery
In 1885, he was living with Peter and Maria Williams.

Anna K. Stryker
born December 10, 1871
baptized (not at North Branch)
died August 6, 1872
buried at the South Branch Reformed Church Cemetery

8) Randolph Titus
born February 1844
baptized on June 2, 1877
died April 10, 1891 age 47.1.22 of pneumonia lasting 6 days at Hillsborough. See Inventory of his estate IN P 50 dated April 20, 1891 administered by Peter G. Schomp.
buried at the South Branch Reformed Church Cemetery
Religion became a member of the Readington Reformed Church on June 2, 1877. On May 26, 1880, he transferred to Branchville [South Branch]. Randolph and Anna E. become members of South Branch Reformed Church on May 27, 1880 via certificate. Annie was dismissed to the Reformed Church of Raritan on July 14, 1891.

Married May 6, 1877 by Reverend Fouse in Pennsylvania. Both were from Readington. There was a Reverend D. S. Fouse who was associated with the Eastern Synod of the German Reformed Church. I wrote to the archives of this church and was told that a Reverend Dewalt Shontz Fouse (1840-1912) was a German Reformed Church minister who served several congregations in Iowa between 1867 and 1889. His records were searched and no record of the Titus marriage was found. ***** I reviewed the 1880 Soundex. There were 3 D. Fouse's in PA - counties = Blair e.d. 170 p. 23; Pittsburgh e.d. 165 p. 19; Clearfield e.d. 258 p. 28 ***** I also read the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Evening Bulletin for May 1877 and did not find a notice of their marriage. There was a Reverend Foust at the Stroudsburg Lutheran Church in 1877.

Anna Elizabeth Meyers - Annie Myers on her death certificate
born August 24, 1855 probably in Hillsborough (the State birth record states September 1855 - no name on birth record. Her father was listed as being a teamster. Family name spelled Myers).
baptized February 24, 1856 at the South Branch Reformed Church. The baptism record lists the mother's name as Margaretta C.
died October 23, 1931 age 76.2.3 and 42 minutes of myocarditis and senility while living at 425 Berckman Street, Plainfield, New Jersey. She was working in an underwear factory. The informant on the death certificate was Isaac Wychoff of 62 N. Doughty Avenue in Somerville. The Second Reformed Church lists October 27, 1931 as her date of death.
buried at the South Branch Reformed Church Cemetery
Religion admitted into the Readington Reformed Church on October 6, 1877 via certificate and dismissed to Branchville [South Branch] on May 26, 1880. Admitted into the South Branch Reformed Church on May 27, 1880 [there is a record of an Annie being admitted on May 31, 1873 - who is this?]. She became a member of Raritan Reformed Church July 14, 1891. She became a member of the Second Reformed Church of Somerville on December 4, 1892 via certificate and was dismissed on May 2, 1908 to the Hope Chapel (Presbyterian) in Plainfield. She was listed as the widow of Randolph Titus. An Ada V. Meyers was admitted on the same day.
Daughter of William B. Meyers or Myers (1828 son of Jacob and Elizabeth - prior 1900 [possibly between 1880-1885] - He is not buried with his wife at Van Liew Cemetery) and Catherine Margaretta Drost (December 28, 1828 - baptized April 5, 1829 at the Neshanic Reformed Church - October 6, 1912 age 83.9.8 of bronchio pneumonia with contributory causes of senility and chronic bronchitis at Ryder Lane, North Brunswick. Her parents were listed as Peter J. Drost and Jeanetta [should be Sarah Mellars] - the informant was the undertaker, J. B. Herbert, so he may not have known for sure. She is buried in Van Liew Cemetery in New Brunswick. Her grave marker has her name as Margaret D. Myers). William and Catherine M. were married on December 2, 1848 [see 1849] by Reverend Ludlow of the Neshanic Reformed Church. William was listed as being a 21 year old farmer from Branchburg. His father was listed as Jacob. Catherine M. was 19 years old from Hillsborough.

I searched the Plainfield City Directories for 1915, 1925, and 1929 but did not see Annie E. Titus. ***** Check again ***** In 1912, Annie lived at 211 New Street in Plainfield. From 1913-17, she lived at 221 New Street in Plainfield.

Both Randolph and Annie became members of the South Branch Reformed Church on May 27, 1880. Annie became a member of the Raritan Reformed Church on July 14, 1891. Randolph left no will; however, his inventory was made in Hillsborough (book P p. 50) - Peter G. Schomp handled his estate.

I read the death indices for Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, and Sussex counties from 7/1879 thru 8/1899 but did not find William B. Meyers (or Myers).

A William B. Meyers became a member of the Second Reformed Church of Somerville on December 4, 1870 via certificate and was dismissed on May 30, 1873 to the South Branch Reformed Church. William B. 'Myers' and Catherine Drofs, his wife, became members of the South Branch Reformed church on May 31, 1873 via certificate along with Anna E. Myers (via Certificate) and Mary Emma Myers (via Confession). They were dismissed on March 21, 1876. A Mrs. Catherine M. Myers was admitted into the South Branch Reformed Church on May 31, 1884 via certificate and dismissed to a church in Deckertown, Sussex county on May 22, 1894. Catherine M. Drost, wife of William B. Myers, became a member of the Readington Reformed Church in February 1868. Also at Readington, a John B. D. and Elizabeth Ann Myers became members in February 1867 (There was a John B. D. Myers listed on page 6 of the 1880 Branchburg census. He was 41 year old. He was listed with Mary L. 38 and Roger age 8. They were living near to the Van Middlesworth family.); Peter D. Myers in October 1867.

In the Daily Home news of New Brunswick, dated October 11, 1912:
FUNERAL OF MRS. C. MYERS
The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Myers, who died suddenly at the home of her son, Theodore B. Myers, of Ryder lane, when she was visiting on Sunday, was held from the Myers home this afternoon at three o'clock and was conducted by Reverend N. A. Merritt, of the First Baptist Church. The interment was in Van Liew cemetery, under the direction of Undertakers Herbert and Moke.

The deceased was the widow [mother ?] of Peter D. Myers, a prominent resident of Somerset county, and daughter of the later Peter G. Drost, a noted auctioneer of Somerset county, living at Flaggtown, who died in 1886.

Mrs. Meyers [!] is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Randolph Titus of Plainfield, and Mrs. Mary Davenport, of Sussex, also a son, Theodore Myers.

Mrs. Myers was a woman of rare Christian character and highly esteemed by all who knew her.

***** Why was the name of her husband given at Peter D. Myers when it was really William B. Myers. Was it because he died a number of years back and Theodore got it wrong? Did William go by the name Peter D. too? Notice in the third paragraph how the name was spelled Meyers. *****

In the Daily Home news of New Brunswick, dated October 10, 1912:
Myers - at Ryders Lane on Oct. 6, 1912, Catherine M. Myers, age 83 years 9 months and 8 days. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend funeral from residence of her son, Theodore B. Myers, Ryders Lane, on Friday afternoon, at 3 o'clock.

The children of William B. Meyers and Catherine Margaretta Drost:

1) Peter Meyers (born September 24, 1850 - baptized March 1, 1851 at the South Branch Reformed Church - died 1900 to 1912). In the 1900 census, his mother was listed as having 5 children all still living. He may have married E. Catherine Dumond of South Branch. In the records of the South Branch Reformed Church, a Catherine E. Meyers was admitted on November 2, 1888 via Letter and died on June 2, 1903. There is a record of a Peter D. Myers, a lawyer from Raritan, who married a Kate Demun of Peapack on January 11, 1874 by Reverend C. T. Anderson. Kate was the daughter of John B. and Dorthea Demun.

2) Anna Elizabeth Meyers (August 24, 1855 - baptized February 24, 1856 at the South Branch Reformed Church - October 23, 1931 Plainfield) married May 6, 1877 by Reverend Fouse in Pennsylvania to Randolph Titus (February 1844 - baptized on June 2, 1877 - April 10, 1891 at Hillsborough).

3) Mary E. Meyers (August 1859 [?] - after 1912) Mary was from Colesville at the time of her marriage. She married Munson H. Davenport (circa 1859 - 1880 [?] Mary was listed living with her parents in the 1880 census so Munson may have died soon after the marriage). Mary E. Myers age 21 from Colesville married Munson H. Davenport age 21 - a blacksmith from Colesville - on June 16, 1880 by Reverend C. S. Panclose [?] at Poelville, Warren County. Munson was the son of Horace Davenport and ? Courtright. Witnessed by Nicholas Harris.

4) Augustus H. Meyers (circa 1861 - died 1885 to 1912) married a Hattie G. Beemer (circa 1863 - ?). Augustus Meyers age 20 from Colesville married Hattie G. Beemer age 18 from Colesville on December 7, 1881 by Theodore F. Chambers of Deckertown. Witnessed by Mary A. Chamber. Hattie was the daughter of Elias Beemer and Ellen Decker. In 1880 Wantage census, Augustus was listed as an hotel clerk. In the 1912 New Brunswick City Directories, there were: Augusta Meyers a packer residing at 48 Carman; Augustus Meyers a gardener residing at 139 Redmund [with Charles and John Meyers]. I have no proof that either of these is the Augustus I am searching for.

5) Theodore B. Meyers (October 1863 - after 1931) married Grace P. [nee ?] (October 1875 - after 1958) circa 1896. She was born in NJ and her parents were born in NY. By 1900, they had two children: Herbert (January 1897 - June 30, 1912 in North Brunswick) and John M. (February 1898 - ?). In 1912, Theodore was living on Ryder lane in North Brunswick. In the 1900 census for Wantage (p. 5 e.d. 178 or 198), Theodore B. Myers 10/1863 age 36 married 4 years, farmer, rents farm [#58]; Grace P. 10/1875 24, had 2 children 2 still living, she was born in NJ and her parents in NY; Herbert 1/1897 3; John N. [?] 2/1898 2; Catherine M. 12/1828 71 mother, widow, had 5 children 5 still living, she was born in NJ, her father in Holland and her mother in PA. ***** I did not find Theodore in the 1905 census for Wantage or North Brunswick ***** In the 1910 census for North Brunswick (e.d. 24, p. 8A - #120 Riders Lane), Theodore B. Mires 47, married 14 years, dairy farmer, rents home; Grace B. 35, born in NJ, parents born in NY, had 5 children all still living; Herbert F. 13; John M. 11; Mabel A. 9; Theodore 6; Grase [Lrase ? daughter] 1; John Adams 29, farm laborer, married 4 years; Elizabeth Adams 39, born in Ireland, had one child still living [the child was not listed]. I did not find Theodore in the 1915 census for North Brunswick. In Van Liew Cemetery: Catherine M. Myers died October 6, 1912 in North Brunswick 83 years old. Grave marker has her name as Margaret D. Myers; Theodore B. Myers died 1931; Grace B. Myers 1958; Theodore R. Myers died 1990; Grace Myers 1991; Larry Myers died 1956; Herbert Myers died June 30, 1912 age 15 in North Brunswick. From the Social Security Death Index: Theodore Myers June 26, 1903 - November 11, 1990 Grace Myers April 10, 1909 - January 26, 1991 last residence Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.

In the 1880 census for Hillsborough (p. 18 2nd district) Randolph Titus 36 farmer; Annie 25; Addie Morris 4 niece; Charles N. Durham 17 a farm laborer, 8 months unemployed during the year; William T. King 21 a farm laborer 10 months unemployed during the year; Suydam C. Sutphen 55 a retired farmer, widowed or divorced. In the 1885 census for Branchburg (p.35), Randolph Titus 20-60; Anna 20-60; Ada Meyers 5-20 John Dillman 5-20. In the 1900 census for Somerville (e.d. 80 p. 3A - 59 West Main Street), Mrs. Annie Titus 5/1852 48 widow, had no children, tailoress.

The Addie Morris (Myers) listed above also was a member of the Second Reformed Church in Somerville. She was admitted into church membership on the same day (i.e., December 4, 1892) via certificate. In the records of the South Branch Reformed Church, an Ada V. Myers was admitted on September 6, 1890 via confession and dismissed on July 14, 1891 to the First Reformed Church of Raritan. She was listed as Mrs. I. N. Wyckoff. Ada Vanderhoof Myers age 24 of 20 Maple street, Somerville married Isaac Newton Wyckoff age 23 of 96 West Cliff Street, Somerville on November 28, 1900 by Reverend Edward Reed of the Reformed Church of Somerville. They were married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Stryker on Maple Street. Ada was the daughter of Peter D. Myers and E. Catherine Dumond [of South Branch]. Isaac was the son of Isaac N. Wyckoff and Abbie V. Gulick. Isaac was listed as being a clothing trimmer and stock clerk. The witnesses were Clarence C. Wyckoff and William B. Meyers. Guests of the wedding were from: New York, South Branch, Deckertown, Raritan, Green Knoll, Jersey City and Somerville. Isaac was admitted into the church on June 3, 1894 via confession. Issac N. Wyckoff died on August 13, 1861 age 84 of a fracture skull. He has a will in the Somerset County courthouse (WB 89 231) and a Complaint (AP 41 314). Wilbur R. Wyckoff and Elsie D. Hyer were the executors. Addie died on May 7, 1961. Both are buried in the Cedar Grove Cemetery in East Millstone (plot 16 range C graves 7 & 8. Speer Funeral Home directed the funeral). Isaac and Addie baptized two children: 1) Wilbur Randolph on December 5, 1903 (August 13, 1903 - October 1984 at Cranbury, Middlesex county) he was also a resident of Bedminster; and 2) Elsie Demond on December 11, 1910 (June 28, 1910 - after 1961, she was a resident of Hasbrouck Heights). Elsie was admitted the the church on April 18, 1924 and dismissed on April 14, 1946 to the First Methodist Church of Hasbruck Heights, NJ. She married a Mr. Hyer prior to 1924. In the 1900 census for Somerville (e.d. 80 p. 14B), Isaac Wyckoff 9/1822 age 78 married 28 years. There is addition information that is too difficult to read. A Mrs. Isaac N. Wyckoff died on July 24, 1861 age 85. In the 1920 census for Somerville (e.d. 140, p. 15 - #62 South Doughty Avenue), Isaac Wyckoff 42; Ada V. 43; Wilbur 16; Elsie D. 9; Ada M. 78.

In the obituary of Isaac and the cemetery records, listed Ada as having died on May 7, 1961 [of myocarditis] and mentioned that she was a native of Millstone. Reverend Marcus, pastor of the Second Reformed Church, officiated the funeral services. Isaac was buried in the Cedar Grove cemetery in East Millstone (plot 16 range C graves 7 & 8). Ada's obituary lists her dying while living at North Doughty avenue. She died in Somerset Hospital. She had worked in the printing trade and was a hand compositor for the old Somerset Messenger before the day of the linotype. She was the oldest member of the Second Reformed Church, a member of the Century Chapter, order of the Eastern Star. Pastor Maurice Marcus of the Second Reformed Church officiated assisted by former pastor, Dr. Thomas Pace Haig. Interment was in East Millstone Cemetery.

In the 1850 census for Hillsborough (p. 400), William B. Mires 25 laborer born in NJ; Margaret 22 born in NJ; Ann Drofs 19. On page 410, Peter G. Drofs 53 born in Holland; Sarah 50 born in Philadelphia; Ann 23; Ellen 20; Richard 18; Maria 16; Garret 15; Cornelius 12; John 10; Abraham 7. In the 1860 census for Readington (p. 64), William B. Myers 35 farmer, $10000 - $1500; Margaret D. 33; Peter 9; Ann 5; Mary 8/12 as of August; Van Doren Quick 19 farm laborer. In the 1860 census for Hillsborough (p. 33), Peter G. Dorst ['Dorst' not 'Drost'] 63 auctioneer $3000 - $1000 born in Holland; Hiram Hope 28; Maria 26 [nee Drost]; William 5; Edward 2. On page 18, there was a Cornelius Drost 21 a farm laborer for Peter J. Stryker 61 and Elsy 56. In the 1865 census for Readington (p. 47), William B. Myers; Catherine M.; Peter D. age 5-16; Anne E. age 5-16; Mary E. age 5-16; Augustine; Theodore. In the 1870 census for Bridgewater (p. 99 outside of Somerville area), William B. Meyers 42 farmer $0 - $1000; Catherine 41; Peter 19; Anna 14; Mary E. 10; Augustus 8; Theodore 6; William Williamson 21. In the 1870 census for Hillsborough (p. 29), Peter G. Drost 73 born in Holland $3500 $3500; Phebe 50 [listed as a lunatic in the Somerset County Courthouse records - I did not research this further]. I did not find the Myers in the 1875 census for Readington. In the 1880 Sussex County census (Colesville, Wantage Township page 42), William B. Myers 51 born in NJ, hotel keeper; Margarette 51 father born in Holland, mother in PA; Augusta H. 18 hotel clerk, born in NJ; Theo B. 16; William B. 5 grandson; Mary E. Davenport 20 daughter [there were a number of Davenports in the 1870 census living in Wantage township]. In the 1880 census for Hillsborough (e.d. 160 p. 24), Peter G. Drost 83 farmer, he and parents born in Amsterdam; Phebe S. 61. I did not find William and Catherine in the 1885 New Jersey state census for Wantage township. On page 113, Augustus Meyers age 20-60; Hattie 20-60. Also, on page 2, there is a William Meyers; however, he is not the one that I am searching for. The probate records of Catherine's father lists that she was living in Centerville in 1885. In the 1885 Readington census (p. 75), Jacob Todd 60+; Catherine M. Myers 20-60 [is this the Catherine that I am searching for?]; John H. Gabriel 20-60; Georgia Gabriel 20-60; Albert N. Gabriel 5-20; Lottie Anderson 5-20; Horace Huff 20-60; Samuel D. Hall 20-60; Elizabeth Hall 20-60; John B. Hall 5-20; Southard [spelling ?] 5-20; Dennis S. 5-20; Samuel N. 5-20; Gabriel 5-20; Mary 5-20; William E. 0-5. In the 1895 Wantage, Sussex county census (p. 15), C. M. Meyers 60+; Theodore B. Meyers 20-60. In the 1900 census for Wantage (p. 5 e.d. 3), Theodore B. Meyers 10/1863 age 36 married 4 years, farmer, rents farm [#58]; Grace P. [or P.] 10/1875 24, had 2 children 2 still living, she was born in NJ and her parents in NY; Herbert [? - a male] 1/1897 3; John M. 2/1898 2; Catherine M. 12/1828 71 mother widow had 5 children 5 still living, she was born in NJ, her father in Holland and her mother in PA. Owner of farm 58 was William S. Snover 10/1853 age 44, a farm laborer, married 20 years, born in NY, father born in NY and mother in NJ; Mary J. 2/1859 41 had 1 child still living, born in NJ, father born in NY and mother in NJ; Frederick A. 7/1882 17 born in NJ. ***** Was Grace related to the Snover's? ***** I did not find any of the other expected Meyer's in the 1900 census. On page 6, Jacob E. Meyers 11/1872 27, married 5 years father born in Germany; Maggie 4/1879 21; Edward 5/1896 4. I did not find any of the Meyers in the 1905 census for Wantage. ***** Try 1905 North Brunswick *****

There is an Augustus C. Meyers (January 16, 1896 - October 19, 1954) buried in the Frankford Plains cemetery in Sussex county. Is there a relationship between him and the Augustus I am searching for?

In the 1870 census for Wantage township, there were a number of Myers living in the area - Deckertown and Beemerville.

I checked through the 1920 Soundex for possible Myers. I did not find likely matches for Peter, Theodore, Hattie, Grace P., William B. (grandson of William), Herbert or John. There was a Theodore age 52 living on Main Street in Stockton, Hunterdon County (e.d. 26, p. 1); however, he was married to a Margaret age 51. They had a daughter Kathryn age 12. There was a Grace N. Myers age 18 living in Newton (e.d. 136 p. 4). She was the step-daughter of William Longcay. Is it likely that the surviving Myers moved to NY or PA? In the 1905 census for Bridgewater (Raritan village p. 4B), William B. Meyers 10/1860 age 44 a weaver; Amelia A. 8/1865 39).

Peter G. Drost (about October 16, 1796 - April 11, 1885 age 88.5.25 of a fatty heart at Hillsborough. See Will WB L 465 and Application for Probate AP 2 195. Calvin Corle administer the estate. All of his children are listed) and his wife, Sarah W. Mellars (about February 9, 1800 in the Philadelphia area - February 20, 1859 age 59.0.20 or 59.1.21) are buried at the Neshanic Cemetery. The death records of the Neshanic Reformed Church confirm his date of death. The baptisms of their 11 children are listed on page 60 in volume 2 of the Somerset County Historical Quarterly beginning in 1824 to 1843).

Ann Drost became a member of the Neshanic Reformed Church on February 5, 1853 via confession. A Cornelius Drost became a member on August 27, 1859 via confession.

The Surrogate clerk of Sussex county did not find William or Catherine listed in the probate records.

I checked the records for the following cemeteries for the Meyers without success: Beemer Church; Beemerville; Brink Farm; Clove; Fairview; Mount Salem Baptist; Papakating; Perry Meeting House; Wantage; Wantage Methodist Episcopalian; Wilbun. ***** I still need to check Deckertown. *****

Other items to investigate:

In the Sussex county marriage records, a Jacob Myers married an Eliza Backer [or Racker ?] on December 5, 1822.

Edward A. Myers, Sr. (December 1829 [or 1826] - August 21, 1902 age 76 [73 according to state death certificate] of senile debility lasting 6 weeks at Raritan. He was the son of Jacob and Elizabeth) married Ann Drost (July 3, 1827 - baptized September 2, 1827 at Neshanic - May 8, 1898 age 70.10.4 of enterocolitis lasting 3 weeks at Raritan. Both are buried in the New Cemetery in Somerville) on October 12, 1854 by Reverend Ludlow. In the records of the Neshanic Reformed Church, Edward was listed as being 25 years old and son of Jacob [William B. Myers was the son of Jacob also; therefore, William and Edward were probably brothers]. Ann was listed as being 27 at the time of marriage. Edward and Ann have a single stone with no other relations buried next to them. In Peter Drost's probate records (1885), Edward and Ann were living in Raritan, Bridgewater township. In the 1870 census for Raritan in Bridgewater township (p. 13), E. A. Myers 40 day laborer $0 - $100; Ann 42; Jennie 13; William 10; Edward 7; George F. 2. In the 1880 census for the Third District of Bridgewater (p. 28 #184 Thompson street), Edward A. Myers 50 keeps a livery stable; Ann D. 52 the census taker listed that her father was born in PA and mother in Holland - the exact opposite is true; Jennette 23 school teacher; William 20 an ostler [?]; Edward A. 17 works in woolen mill; George F. 12 attending school. An Edward Meyers (1863 - December 19, 1952 age 89) is buried in the Old Cemetery in Somerville. This is probably Edward A. son of Edward A. Meyers. Edward F. Myers married Annie R. French on October 11, 1876 by Reverend Pool.

In the Business Review of the Counties of Hunterdon, Morris and Somerset, New Jersey dated 1891:
E.A. MYERS, Livery Stable, Main St. - This business was established by its present enterprising proprietor about five years ago, and is very liberally patronized. The stable is complete in every way and is arranged in a manner that affords the greatest convenience in every department. It is a substantial building 33x40 feet in dimensions, and two stories in height, well lighted and ventilated and perfectly drained. Four fine horses are kept for livery purposes and a number of boarders can be accommodated, and all animals receive the best of attention. A number of good teams for both business and pleasure are kept, including fine carriages, buggies, etc., and all the equipments are of the finest. Mr. Myers is a native of Sussex County, but has been a resident of this County since 1860. He is a prompt and thoroughly reliable business man, fair and reasonable in his charges.

In the 1850 census Newton, Newton township, Sussex county (p. 132), George L. Van Sickle 37 farmer, $11000; Elizabeth 32; Mary 13; Clara 11; Catherine 9; Emma 7; James 5; George 2; Lewis 5/12; Elias Hayward 14; Edward A. Meyers 21 laborer; Catherine Mailey 13 born in Ireland. I had hoped that there was a family connection for this Edward A. Meyers and the Van Sickles; however, I doubt that there is one. George Lane Van Sickle was born in Hunterdon County on November 17, 1812. He was alive as late as 1880 - living on a farm near Newton, Sussex county, NJ. He married in Sussex county to Elizabeth Roy, daughter of Insley Roy, on December 3, 1835. Elizabeth Roy was born on May 23, 1818. I researched their children and none of them married a Meyers. I read through the 1855 Newton census, but I did not see Edward listed. The following were also listed: Henrietta on p. 110; Roger on p. 111; Thomas on p. 128; and Martin on p. 138.

In the 1900 census for Bridgewater (e.d. 78 p. 10A, Raritan village #180 Somerset street), Edward Myers 12/1829 70 widower, owns home with mortgage; George 7/1856 43 married [no mention made of number of years - where is his wife?], woolen mill weaver; Jane Michael 7/1852 47 married 18 years, had 3 children 2 still living; Frank Michael 3/1855 45 son-in-law, he and parents born in PA, a teamster; Milton Michael 3/1885 15 born in PA, grandson; Pearl Michael 12/1895 4 born in Arizona, granddaughter. In the 1900 census for Bridgewater (e.d. 78 p. 17B 134 Somerset Street), Peter Gulick 11/1832 67 married 47 years, a butcher; Mary 3/1834 66 had 3 children all still living; Edward Myers 3/1863 37 married 12 years, son-in-law, butcher; Jennie 6/1867 32 daughter, had 1 child still living; Peter 3/1889 11 nephew. I do not know whether this is a relation, but on page 4A (63 Somerset Street), John B. D. Myers 7/1839 60 married 34 years; Mary [nee Mary L. Vossler married March 13, 1866 by Reverend Pitcher] 11/1841 58 had 1 child; Roger 8/1871 29 married 2 years; Jennie 3/1874 [wife of Roger].

I searched the 1850 Somerset county census for Jacob and Edward Meyers but did not find them in Bridgewater, Branchburg, Hillsborough, Montgomery or Warren townships. In the 1850 census index, there was a Edward A. Myers living in Newton in Sussex county.

In the Somerset Messenger Gazette (dated June 6, 1946), there is an obituary for a William B. Myers who died on Monday. He had worked at the Raritan Wollen Mills. His home was on Garretson road. His wife, Amelia Van Cleaf, and brother, Edward A. Myers, of Somerville, were listed. The Sutphen Funeral Home directed the funeral.

In the 1850 census for Delaware township, Hunterdon county (p. 119), John Gordon 62; Sarah 58; John W. Reading 37; Lucinda 31; Edward Myers 25; Gardner Reading. There were a number of Myers living in Delaware township. ***** Is the Edward that I am searching for or was he the one listed in Sussex county? *****

In the 1855 census for Readington (p. 32), Albert Myers; Elizabeth; Lara Hanna; William E. [William B. Myers and family were listed on page 47. Is there a connection?]

These Myers appeared in the NJ State death records:
1) Jacob Myers died January 30, 1850 age 60 of typhoid fever at Raritan. The was a widower, farmer born in Hunterdon county. His father was listed as Burtus.
2) Jacob Myers died August 30, 1850 [?] age 86 of old age at Wallpack, Sussex county. He was married. Born at Sandyston son of Abijah [?].
3) Elizabeth Myers died October 4, 1863 age 17 of dysentery daughter of Jacob and Sarah Myers.
4) Jacob D. Myers died March 15, 1887 age 74.11 of pneumonia at Wantage in Sussex county.

Here is a list of the churches in Wantage during the time William and Catherine lived there:
First Presbyterian Church of Wantage
Second Presbyterian Church of Wantage
Third Presbyterian Church of Wantage (at Clove)
First Wantage Baptist Church
Methodist Episcopal Church (at Deckertown)
Wantage Methodist Episcopal Church
Libertyville Methodist Episcopal Church
Mount Salem Baptist Church
North Wantage Methodist Episcopal Church

There was a paper printed in the Deckertown area - The Sussex County Independent published in 1870.

For 1850 entries for Jacob Myers see: Newton township, Camden p. 167; Aquackan township, Passaic p. 350; I checked the following: Glouchester p. 138 Woolwich - Jacob 55; Deborah 49; no Edward & Glouchester p. 140 Woolwich - Jacob 40; Letitia 38; no Edward & Morris p. 301 Pequanac - Jacob 56; Margaret 44; no Edward. Hardwick township, Warren county (p. 495), Jacob Meyers 54; Margaret 38; Andrew W. 5.

Also buried in the New Cemetery in Somerville are: Mary L. Myers buried May 26, 1902 age 60; Anna M. Myers February 1907 age 64; Elizabeth Meyers October 2, 1943 age 70.-.16 (born about September 16, 1873); William B. Myers June 6, 1946 age 86.7.2 (born about November 4, 1859); Sarah Jane Myers August 14, 1946 age 79; Catherine M. Myers September 1, 1946 age 92.3.20 (born about May 11, 1854); Annie Myers April 23, 1950 age 87; Edward December 19, 1952 age 89; Edward V. N. Myers July 2, 1968 age 82; Edward F. Myers December 4, 1969 age 80; William B. Meyers buried May 30, 1914 killed by cars. This was a William B. Myers died in Somerville on May 28, 1914. His daughter, Elizabeth H. Hanlon, was the administrator. The children in his probate records do not match the children listed in the Census records. See file # 7231 or Proceeding book 5 pp. 133 and 135. In the book containing burials in the Old Somerville Cemetery, there were only a couple of Myers listed with no apparent connection to the Myers that I am searching for.

A Catherine E. Meyers was admitted into the South Branch Reformed Church on March 2, 1888.

In the vital statistics records for Readington, Edward and Elizabeth Meyers of Centerville had a baby girl born on July 9, 1856.

A Jacob Myers, son of Burtis Myers, died on January 30, 1840, Age 60. Jacob was born in Hunterdon county and died in Raritan township.

There is a Mires bible record that lists: Jacob Myers (1779 - February 9, 1850) and Mary (1794 - January 7, 1850). They had a number of children born between 1815 - 1824). I do not know whether William was one of them. These Myers were from Sandy Ridge. Write - Donald E. Leake, 2311 N. Carolina, Mason City, IA 50401.

In the 1850 census for Bridgewater, there are several Meyers listed: On page 239, James T. Meyers 22 carpenter; Amelia 21 born in Ohio; Alphesus 9/12 born in Wisconsin; Elizabeth Ann Meyers 17 born in NY. On page 247, Margaret Jane Meyers 15 born in NY; Juliet 10 born in NJ; both were living with Jacob Whitehead 51 born in NJ, a toll gate keeper; Catherine Whitehead 44 born in NY; and their others. On page 269, Stephen Meyers 27 born in NY, a boatman; Mary 25; Sarah Ann 4; Joshua 2; John Thomas 11/12 as of August.

A Hiram Hope married Maria H. Drost on July 4, 1853 by Reverend Ludlow. John B. Drost married Mary L. Vossler on March 13, 1866 Reverend Pitcher of the South Branch Reformed Church.

The following deaths in Wantage, Sussex county: Jacob Myers on March 15, 1887 age 74 certificate #23; Jane Myers May 3, 1887 age 77 certificate #24. A Jacob Mires died in Frankford on January 29, 1893 of exhaustion - certificate #94. An Augustus Myers died in New Brunswick on January 16, 1899 age 73.

John R. Reger (about February 27, 1843 - March 5, 1898) married Elizabeth Ann Myers (about September 15, 1843 - October 13, 1924) on April 21, 1870 by Reverend Pitcher of the South Branch Reformed Church. Both are buried at South Branch with Tunis D. Myers (1806 - May 30, 1880) and his wife, Ann Naylor (about 1814 - January 2, 1901). In the 1870 census for Hillsborough (p. 38), Tunis D. Miers 64 retired farmer $3500 - $600; Ann 56; Elizabeth Regger 26. In Tunis' estate papers, he only mentions his immediate family. See Will WB L 465 and Application for Probate AP 1 195.

In the 1870 census for Hillsborough (p. 79), there was a Joseph Meyers 62 day laborer $500 - $100; Mary 54. In the 1870 census for Branchburg (p. 15), John D. Myers 31 $8000 - $400; Mary 29, et al

See "Mires" in 1860 New Jersey: 306 Hopewell; 471 Hamilton, Mercer; 404 3rd ward of Trenton; 383 Delaware, Hunterdon; and 239 Burlington.

In the 1850 census, I looked up the Mires living in Somerset county: Bartley age 18 p. 384 Montgomery; Mary 13 born in Germany p. 426 Hillsborough; Tunis D. 44 and Ann 36 p. 446 Branchburg; George 20 a black man 296 Franklin; James T. 22 p. 239 Bridgewater; Margaret Jane 15 p. 247 Bridgewater; Stephen 27 born in NY p. 269 Bridgewater. There were no Myers listed in Somerset County in the 1850 census index.