Notes on the
A Study of Several Branches With Allied Families
compiled by Harry M. Cleveland
Jane Vroom Hoagland (daughter of Harman Hoagland and Helena Stryker)
Married prior 1828
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.
Mary Ann Titus
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
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.
Marian Hoagland (grave stone states Marion)
Residence at time of death was at South Bound Brook.
Married May 19, 1869 in Flemington
Joseph Lewis Morris Du Four
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)...
Joseph's obituary appeared in the Bound Brook Chronicle. It read:
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
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
Married circa 1876
George DeWitt Garretson
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
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).
From: Raymond L. Hoagland, Jr.:
Among my valued possessions are two special items.
1) a small book titled FREDDY the RUNAWAY or THE LOST ONE FOUND
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 ½, Lizzie Mase died October 7, 1860 age 1 ½, 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:
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:
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
Rachel Stryker Hoagland
Married August 19, 1872 by Reverend Jacob Dutcher of the South Bound Brook Reformed Church.
Simon Ayres Dutcher
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  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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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)
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
Married August 28, 1861 by Reverend Jacob Kirkpatrick at Ringoes, East Amwell Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey
Lydia Davis Updike
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.
From another article ...
Lydia's obituary appeared in the Trenton Times on October 14, 1896. It read:
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
3) Benjamin Titus
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
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
In the Birth records of his children (1857-67), Benjamin was listed as being a salesman.
Fernando Titus (I got this from a Trenton newspaper obituary).
Kate Cunningham Titus
Mary Ann Titus (death certificate lists Mary C.)
Married September 12, 1876 - probably at the First Presbyterian Church in Trenton.
Augusus F. Stoll
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:
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
Joseph Cunningham Titus [or Joseph D. Titus]
Harman Cunningham Titus also known as Harry
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
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
4) Christopher Stryker Titus also known as Stryker
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
***** 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
***** 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.
Elizabeth Titus (a.k.a. as Lizzie)
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
Married about 1861-1862
John Van Middlesworth
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.
Ferdinand Van Middlesworth
born August 23, 1862
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)
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
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
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:
The City of New York had no death record for Ametta Lee Van Middlesworth for 1922, 1923 or 1924 in Manhattan.
Randolph Van Middlesworth
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.
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):
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 ½ 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)
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)
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.
Married October 8, 1863 by Reverend Van Liew of the Readington Reformed Church.
Jacob K. Stryker
Adah's obituary appeared in the Somerville newspaper. It read:
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.
Dennis Stryker (Jacob's brother was named Dennis as there was a Dennis Stryker who was born in 1779)
Harman T. Stryker (probably T. for Titus)
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
***** 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:
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:
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
Frank R. Stryker
Anna K. Stryker
8) Randolph Titus
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
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:
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:
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
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:
Here is a list of the churches in Wantage during the time William and Catherine lived there:
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.
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