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Dated: 22 Sep 2015


 

 

 

 

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Peter Schultz, Sr.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Schultz, Jr

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Goth

 

 

 

 

 

Maria Goth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reuben P Schultz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Wise

 

 

 

 

Samuel Wise

 

 

 

 

Mary Martha

 

 

 

 

Betsy Wise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Susannah Boyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christine Schultz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carl P Sandberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oscar Sandberg

 

 

 

 

 

Johanns Hannson

Hans Peter Lind

 

 

Stina Svensdotter

Anna Maria Lind

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

Minnie Sandberg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swancy Sandburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christine Sandburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie Anderson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WISE

 

John Wise

 

John Wise (or Weise or Weiss) was born 17 Jun 1774 in PA, married Mary Martha ______, and died 7 May 1867 in Erie Co NY. He is buried in the Harris Hill Cemetery, Clarence, Erie Co NY.

 

Mary Martha _______ was born about Nov 1784 in PA and died 24 Mar 1858 in Erie Co NY. She is buried in the Harris Hill Cemetery, Clarence, Erie Co NY.

 

The children of John and Mary were:

 

1.     John Jr., born 1808 PA, married Nancy ("Fanny"). He is listed as a "Miller" in the 1850 Clarence, Erie Co NY census.

2.     Samuel, born 18 Feb 1809 PA, married Susannah Boyer, died 11 Oct 1864 Clarence Center, Erie Co NY, buried Clarence Center Cemetery, Clarence Center, Erie Co NY.

3.     Joseph, born about Feb 1811 PA, married Elizabeth Croup, died 4 Jun 1865 Clarence Center, Erie Co NY, buried Harris Hill Cemetery, Clarence, Erie Co NY. He is listed in the 1860 census as a Farmer with $5000 in real estate.

4.     David.

5.     Betsy.

 

 

Samuel Wise

 

Samuel Wise was born on 18 Feb 1809 in PA, married Susannah Boyer, died 11 Oct 1864 in Clarence Center, Erie Co NY and is buried in the Clarence Center Cemetery, Clarence Center, Erie Co NY. Samuel, for a time, ran the "Clarence Centre House" - Clarence Center's first hotel originally opened in 1853. Following him as proprietor was his son-in-law Solomon Hershey. In the 1850 census, Samuel's occupation is listed as "Carpenter" and having a real estate value of $1000.

 

Susannah Boyer was born circa 1815 in PA, died between 1860 and 1864, and is buried in the Clarence Center Cemetery, Clarence Center, Erie Co NY. Nothing is known of her ancestry. A Nicholas Boyer, son of Clarence Center NY Mail Carriers Conrad and Hannah (Gruppner) Boyer, died in the Civil Warrelation unknown.

 

By the 1860 census, the family was split up - with some of the younger children being cared for by relatives. This may be due to the failing health of Susannah, who died a few years later. Their younger children were cared for by the following in 1860 (and possibly earlier):

 

         Rebecca Wise, born 1845, living with Abram Good and family in Clarence NY.

         Elizabeth (aka "Betsy"), living with William and Mary Ann (Wise) Turbitt and family in Clarence NY. Mary Ann was Elizabeth's sister.

 

 

Samuel Wise Estate Settlement Records

 

Estate of Samuel Wise

Petition for Administration

31 Oct 1864

Mary Ann Turbitt of Clarence NY submits a "Petition for Administration" to the Surrogate Court of Erie Co NY on 31 Oct 1864, listing the following heirs an petitioning the court to appoint Solomon H. Hershey of Clarence as Administrator:

 

No surviving widow (ie: Susannah had died by this time)

The petitioner, the wife of William K. Turbitt/Turpitt

Eliza Eberhart, the wife of George Eberhart of Buffalo NY

Sylvia Wise

Lavina Hershey, wife of Solomon H. Hershey

Rebecca Neisen, wife of Charles W. Neisen

Betsy Wise, of Clarence NY

Hannah Wise, of Clarence NY

 

Betsy Wise, Minor

Petition for Guardianship

7 Nov 1864

Elizabeth Catherine "Betsy" Wise, age 16 of Clarence NY, petitions the Surrogate Court of Erie Co NY: 1) that she is entitled to a distributive share of personal property not to exceed in value $100 and annual income from real estate not to exceed $25, and 2) that the Court appoint Daniel Rhodes of Clarence NY to be her guardian during her minority (life as a minor).

 

Hannah Wise, Infant

Petition for Guardianship

7 Nov 1864

Daniel Rhodes, with Henry Frick as surety, petitions the Surrogate Court of Erie Co NY to be named as Guardian for Hannah Wise, age 11 of Clarence NY.

 

Estate of Samuel Wise

Petition for Final Settlement

15 May 1866

Solomon H. Hershey, the husband of Lavina Wise, submits a "Petition for Final Settlement" to the Surrogate Court of Erie Co NY on 15 May 1866 as the sole Administrator of the Estate of Samuel Wise of Clarence NY. Solomon named the following as heirs of Samuel Wise, deceased:

 

Mary Ann Helwig, late Mary Ann Turbitt, of full age, residing in Prarier Du Chien, WI.

Eliza Eberhart, of full age, at Buffalo NY

Susanna Wise, of full age, at Buffalo NY

Lavina Hershey, of full age, at Clarence NY

Rebecca Neisen, of full age, at ???? NY

Betsy Schultz, late Betsy Wise of the age of 17 years, at Buffalo NY

Hannah Wise of the age of 13 years at Clarence NY

 

Included with this paperwork was the following (which is odd as Betsy was married!):

 

"I hereby consent to be appointed the special guardian of Betsy Schultz and Hannah Wise, two minors mentioned in the within petition for the purposes therein mentioned. J.C. Beechel (sp?)"

 

The children of Samuel and Susannah (Boyer) Wise were:

 

1.     Mary Ann, born 1835 NY, married (1) William L. Turbitt, (2) ______ Helwig, died Prairie Du Chien, WI. Their son John A, who died 6 Jun 1855, is buried in the Clarence Center Cemetery, Clarence NY. William and Mary are listed in the 1860 Clarence, Erie Co NY census. He is listed as a Farmer with a birthplace of NY. This is the family that Elizabeth Catherine (aka "Betsy") lived with..she is recorded as part of their family in the 1860 census. Mary Ann's married name is "Turbitt" in Oct 1864 and "Helwig" by May 1866.

2.     Eliza, born 1837 Clarence, Erie Co NY, married (1) George Eberhart, (2) Jacob Eberhard 25 Jan 1899 Erie Co NY, died 27 Feb 1907 Clarence, Erie Co NY, buried Clarence Center Cemetery, Erie Co NY. Eliza and George were living in Clarence in 1860 when they appeared on the census record there. George was born circa 1832 in Germany and his occupation in 1860 was recorded as "Tailor".

3.     Andrew B, born 23 Oct 1838 NY, died 19 Oct 1864 in the Civil War at Cedar Creek VA, buried (or at least there is a stone to mark the grave) Clarence Center Cemetery, Clarence, Erie Co NY. His cemetery marker states the following: "Andrew B. Wise, their son, Fell at Cedar Creek, Va Oct 19 1864, age 25y/11m/27d, Co. B, 116th Regiment, New York Volunteers".

 

The Battle of Cedar Creek, VA

 

The Battle of Cedar Creek was an important military engagement of the American Civil War, fought on October 19, 1864, near Cedar Creek, a tributary of the Shenandoah River, in Shenandoah County, Virginia. The action began when a Confederate force of about 18,000 men under General Jubal A. Early made a surprise attack on contingents, totaling about 31,000 troops, of the Army of the Shenandoah, commanded by the Union general Philip H. Sheridan. Early's forces struck at dawn under the cover of fog and darkness, overrunning the Union positions, and by midday they had succeeded in advancing as far as Middletown, Virginia. Meanwhile, Sheridan, who had been absent from the front on official business, rejoined his army after a fast ride from Winchester, Virginia, and assumed command. Late in the afternoon he ordered a general counter-offensive, which broke through the Confederate lines. Early's army retreated in panic, pursued by Sheridan's cavalry across Cedar Creek to Woodstock, Virginia. Union casualties were 644 killed, 3430 wounded, and 1591 missing; Confederate casualties were about 320 killed, 1540 wounded, and 1050 missing. As a result of their defeat at Cedar Creek, the Confederate forces made no further attempts to strike the North through the Shenandoah Valley. Sheridan's famous ride from Winchester and its aftermath, one of the most dramatic episodes of the Civil War, are the theme of "Sheridan's Ride," by the American poet Thomas Read.

 

"Battle of Cedar Creek", Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 99. 1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

 

4.     Susannah/Sylvia Wise, born 1841 NY, married Leonard Osborn 6 Sep 1866 Hamburg, Erie Co NY. Leonard was born 6 Jul 1835 in Hamburg, Erie Co NY and was the son of Alanson and Pamela (Hawkins) Osborn. Leonard's brother George married Susannah's sister Hannah (see below).

5.     Lavina (Malvina) B, born 7 Dec 1842/3 NY, married Solomon H. Hershey circa 1861, died after 1910 in Erie Co NY, buried (or at least there is a marker) Clarence Center Cemetery, Clarence Center, Erie Co NY. According to the 'History of the Town of Clarence', Lavina was a member and one-time president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, first organized in the session room of the Clarence Methodist Church in 1885. The union was organized to suppress liquor traffic. Solomon was born 23 Apr 1831 Sperling Hill, Lancaster Co PA, died 8 Oct 1901, buried Clarence Center Cemetery, Clarence Center, Erie Co NY. Solomon was, for a time, Proprietor of the "Clarence Center House", Clarence Center's first hotel. The family is listed in Newstead, Erie Co NY in the 1880 Census.Solomon's occupation was "Painter".

6.     Rebecca, born 1845 NY, married Charles W. Neisen, died Lansing MI.

7.     Catherine Elizabeth (Betsy), born 30 Sep 1848 Clarence, Erie Co NY, married Peter Schultz circa 1866, died 22 Nov 1886 Buffalo, Erie Co NY, buried Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo NY. For more information on the descendants of this union, please see the Schultz chapter.

8.     Hannah Elizabeth, born 1849/1853 NY, married George Osborn 1 Sep 1870 Ingham MI. George was born 1 Feb 1849 Buffalo, Erie Co NY and was the son of Alanson and Pamela (Hawkins) Osborn. George's brother Leonard married Hannah's sister Susannah (see above).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Federal and State Census Records

 

Wise

 

1800 John Wise/Weise (prob ERIE CO NY)

1810 John Wise/Weise (prob ERIE CO NY)

1820 John Wise/Weise (prob ERIE CO NY)

1830 John Wise/Weise (prob ERIE CO NY)

1830 Samuel Wise/Weise (prob ERIE CO NY)

 

1840 Federal Census, Clarence, Erie Co NY (Sept 1840)

John Weise (household 354)

1 male 60 to 70 (John)

1 female 10 to 15

1 female 30 to 40

1 female 50 to 60 (Mary Martha)

 

Samuel Weise (household 354 - also)

1 male under 5 (Andrew)

1 male 10 to 15 (?)

1 male 20 to 30 (?)

1 male 30 to 40 (Samuel)

1 female under 5 (Eliza A)

1 female 5 to 10 (Mary Ann)

1 female 20 to 30 (Susannah)

 

Joseph Wise (household 342)

1 male 20 to 30 (Joseph)

2 females under 5 (Rufina)

1 female 20 to 30 (Elizabeth Croop Wise)

1 female 50 to 60 (Martha Walter Croop)

 

John Weise, Jr (household 350)

2 males under 5 (Simon, Jeremiah)

1 male 10 to 15 (?)

1 male 20 to 30 (John)

1 female 5 to 10 (Fanny)

1 female 15 to 20 (?)

1 female 30 to 40 (Nancy)

 

1850 Federal Census, Clarence, Erie Co NY Household 330

Name

Age

Sex

Occupation

Value of Estate Owned

Born

John Weis

77

M

 

 

PA

Martha

60

F

 

 

PA

Martha

20

F

 

 

NY

Susannah

9

F

 

 

NY

 

Household 335 (five doors down from John/Martha, containing Samuel's dad/mom)

Name

Age

Sex

Occupation

Value of Estate Owned

Born

Samuel Weis

42

M

Carpenter

$1000

PA

Susannah (Boyer)

35

F

 

 

PA

Mary A.

15

F

 

 

NY

Eliza

13

F

 

 

NY

Andrew

11

M

 

 

NY

Lovina

7

F

 

 

NY

Rebecca

5

F

 

 

NY

Elizabeth (Betsy)

1

F

 

 

NY

Firman Parsell

24

M

 

 

NY

 

1855 State Census, Clarance, Erie Co NY Household 253 House Construction: Frame House Value: $800

Name

Age

Sex

Occupation/Relation

Value of Estate Owned

Born

Yrs in this town

Samuel Wise

45

M

Joiner

 

Penn

30

Suzanna

41

F

 

 

Penn

28

Eliza

19

F

 

 

Erie Co NY

 

Andrew

16

M

Laborer

 

Erie Co NY

 

Susanna

14

F

 

 

Erie Co NY

 

Melvina

12

F

 

 

Erie Co NY

 

Rebecca

10

F

 

 

Erie Co NY

 

Elizabeth (Betsy)

7

F

 

 

Erie Co NY

 

Hannah

2

F

 

 

Erie Co NY

 

 

Household 325 (parents of Samuel Wise) House Construction: Log House Value: $500

John Wise (*)

80

M

Farmer

 

PA

30

Mary (**)

67

F

 

 

PA

30

Mary

55

F

Child?

 

PA

33

Marthy S.

26

F

 

 

Erie Co NY

26

(*) possibly from Lancaster Co PA

(*) Died 1858.

 

Household ??? (son of Samuel and Mary Wise)

Joseph Wise

44

M

Farmer

 

PA

29

Elizabeth

44

F

 

 

Erie Co NY

29

 

1860 Federal Census, Clarence, Erie Co NY, Household 941/930 (Samuel's father and brother)

 

 

 

 

Value of Estate Owned

Place of

Name

Age

Sex

Occupation

Real Est.

Personal

Birth

Joseph Wise

49

M

Farmer

$5000

 

PA

Elizabeth (Croup)

49

F

 

 

 

NY

Rufina

22

F

 

 

 

NY

Mary A.

20

F

 

 

 

NY

Siloma

18

F

C.L. Teacher

 

 

NY

Peter E.

9

M

 

 

 

NY

John (father) (*)

86

M

Retired Farmer

 

 

PA

(*) Died 1867.

 

Household 893/882

 

 

 

 

Value of Estate Owned

Place of

Name

Age

Sex

Occupation

Real Est.

Personal

Birth

Samuel Wise (*)

51

M

Joiner

$2000

 

PA

Susannah (Boyer)(**)

45

F

 

 

 

PA

Lovina

17

F

 

 

 

NY

Hannah L.

7

F

 

 

 

NY

(*) died 1864.

(**) died 1860-1864.

(***) Daughter Rebecca (age 15) living with Abram Good & family (Household 922/912).

(***) Daughter Elizabeth (age 11) living with Wm S. and Mary Ann (Wise) Turbit (Household 1214/1198). Mary Ann is the daughter of Samuel and Susannah (Boyer) Wise.

 

Household 1198 (showing Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Susannah (Boyer) Wise, is living with her sister and her family)

 

 

 

 

Value of Estate Owned

Place of

Name

Age

Sex

Occupation

Real Est.

Personal

Birth

William S. Turbitt

30

M

Farmer

 

 

NY

Mary A (Wise)

25

F

 

 

 

NY

William H.

8/12

M

 

 

 

NY

Elizabeth Wise

11

F

 

 

 

NY

Philip Helwig

?

?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WISE SOURCES

 

         Genealogical and historical research I conducted.

         Sharon Simon (srimon@buffnet.net).

         Richard N. Overgard, Sr (overgard@erols.com).

         The History of the Town of Clarence (NY) by Diane Baker (former Town Historian), 1983.

         "Battle of Cedar Creek", Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 99. 1993-1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.