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Descendants of Johannus Peter WITTWER "John WHITVER"

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  JOHANNUS PETER WITTWER "JOHN1 WHITVER" was born August 24, 1794 in Uetendorf, Switzerland, and died October 28, 1858 in Limerick, Ill.  He married MARY in Switzerland. 

 

Notes for JOHANNUS PETER WITTWER "JOHN WHITVER":

Johannus was presented weith a Lutheran Prayer Book by the village of Uetendorf, Co of Caton, when he moved. The Prayer Book is in the possession of Pearl McCarthy of Walnut, Ill at the time of the printing of "The Johannus Wittwer Family", 1981, by Kathleen Whitver Forth.

 

Kathleen mentions a Florence Oaks Wittwer who did a genealogy on the Wittwer family.

 

More About JOHANNUS PETER WITTWER "JOHN WHITVER":

Burial: Limerick Ill Cemetery

Emigration: May 1834, From Uetendorf, Switzerland to Tuscarawas Co, New Philadelphia, Ohio

     

Children of JOHANNUS WHITVER" and MARY are:

2.           i.   JOHN WESLEY2 WHITVER, b. December 02, 1822, Uetendorf, Switzerland; d. July 15, 1900, Walnut, Ill.

3.           ii.   JACOB WHITVER, b. 1832, Uetendorf, Switzerland; d. California.

4.          iii.   MARGARET "CATHARINE WHITVER, b. 1840.

5.          iv.   MARY WHITVER, b. June 22, 1839; d. May 29, 1903, Limerick, Ill.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

2.  JOHN WESLEY2 WHITVER (JOHANNUS PETER WITTWER "JOHN1 WHITVER") was born December 02, 1822 in Uetendorf, Switzerland, and died July 15, 1900 in Walnut, Ill.  He married MARY ANN CARNAHAN February 18, 1844 in Ohio.  She was born September 17, 1824 in Dover, Ohio, and died February 12, 1914 in Walnut, Ill.

 

Notes for JOHN WESLEY WHITVER:

Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1850

1850 Tuscarawas Co, Ill census

 

Witmer, John    State : OH

    County : Tuscarawas Co.

    Location : York Twp

    Year : 1850

    Page # : 018

 

All of the following are in John W's household.  Relationships were not

noted

in 1850 censuses.

John Witmer, 29, farmer, b. Germany

Mary A. "     , 26, b. Ohio

Jeremiah"    , 5, b. Ohio

Mary J.  "     , 4, Ohio

John W. "    , 3, Ohio

Isiah      "     , 1, Ohio

Jacob Witmer, 18, b. Germany

Mary     "     , 16, Germany

Catharine "   , 10, Ohio

 

Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1850

Witver, Jacob   State : OH

    County : Tuscarawas Co.

    Location : York Twp

    Year : 1850

    Page # : 030

Jacob Witver, 50, laborer, b. Germany

Magdaline "  , 48, b. Germany

Rosana  "    , 12, b. Ohio

Jacob    "     , 11, b. Ohio

 

More About JOHN WESLEY WHITVER:

Burial: South section Walnut Ill Cemetery

Emigration: May 1834, Uetendorf, Switzerland to New Philadelphia, Ohio

Migration: May 04, 1851, Bureau Co, Ill

Political Party: Republican

Religion: He helped found the Walnut Methodist Church

Residence: Homesteaded on the farm north of Walnut, Ill. He owned 1020 acres in Walnut Twp, Sec 16

 

More About MARY ANN CARNAHAN:

Burial: South section Walnut Ill Cemetery

Residence: After her husband's death, she lived at 310 S. Main St, Walnut, Ill

     

Children of JOHN WHITVER and MARY CARNAHAN are:

6.           i.   JAMES MADISON3 WHITVER, b. September 14, 1856, Bureau Co, Ill; d. March 25, 1937, South section Walnut Ill Cemetery.

              ii.   JEREMIAH WHITVER, b. July 03, 1844.

             iii.   MARY JANE WHITVER, b. January 18, 1846.

             iv.   JOHN WESLEY WHITVER, b. May 04, 1847.

             v.   ISIAH WHITVER, b. February 04, 1848.

             vi.   WILLIAM HOWARD WHITVER, b. October 27, 1850.

            vii.   JOSEPH WHITVER, b. 1852.

           viii.   SARAH WHITVER.

             ix.   ELLA G. WHITVER, b. 1858.

             x.   JACOB L. WHITVER, b. September 14, 1859.

             xi.   CHARLES E. WHITVER, b. Bet. February 26 - 27, 1861.

            xii.   FRANK WHITVER, b. 1862.

           xiii.   ANNETTA WHITVER, b. 1865.

           xiv.   HARRY H. WHITVER, b. April 15, 1867.

            xv.   THOMAS WHITVER, b. September 12, 1869.

 

 

3.  JACOB2 WHITVER (JOHANNUS PETER WITTWER "JOHN1 WHITVER") was born 1832 in Uetendorf, Switzerland, and died in California.  He married CORNELIA NOE April 02, 1857 in Bureau Co, Ill.  She was born April 01, 1842, and died April 24, 1858 in Limerick, Ill.

 

More About CORNELIA NOE:

Burial: Limerick Ill Cemetery

     

Child of JACOB WHITVER and CORNELIA NOE is:

              i.   BABY3 WHITVER.

 

Notes for BABY WHITVER:

It is not known if the baby survived childbirth but the mother died. The sex was unknown.

 

 

4.  MARGARET "CATHARINE2 WHITVER (JOHANNUS PETER WITTWER "JOHN1 WHITVER") was born 1840.  She married WILLIAM BELKNAP March 01, 1857 in Bureau Co, Ill. 

     

Child of MARGARET WHITVER and WILLIAM BELKNAP is:

              i.   ALICE A.3 BELKNAP, b. 1859; m. JOSEPH WHITVER.

 

More About ALICE A. BELKNAP:

Adoption: Unknown

 

Notes for JOSEPH WHITVER:

Joseph WHITVER was a nephew of Margaret WHITVER, adoptive mother of Alice BELKNAP.

 

 

5.  MARY2 WHITVER (JOHANNUS PETER WITTWER "JOHN1 WHITVER") was born June 22, 1839, and died May 29, 1903 in Limerick, Ill.  She married M. EPHRAIM ATKINSON Bef. 1863.  He was born December 28, 1839, and died September 02, 1911 in Limerick, Ill.

 

More About MARY WHITVER:

Burial: Limerick Ill Cemetery

 

More About M. EPHRAIM ATKINSON:

Burial: family plot in Limerick Ill Cemetery

Medical Information: Carrier of Typhoid Fever

     

Children of MARY WHITVER and M. ATKINSON are:

              i.   ALICE3 ATKINSON, b. January 23, 1863, Limerick, Ill; d. April 25, 1866, Limerick, Ill.

 

More About ALICE ATKINSON:

Burial: Limerick Ill Cemetery

Cause of Death: Typhoid fever

 

              ii.   JENNIE GERTRUDE ATKINSON, b. May 23, 1867, Limerick, Ill; d. November 16, 1876, Limerick, Ill.

 

More About JENNIE GERTRUDE ATKINSON:

Burial: Limerick Ill Cemetery

Cause of Death: Typhoid fever

 

             iii.   WILLIAM EPHRAIM ATKINSON, b. August 12, 1871, Limerick, Ill; d. September 28, 1878, Limerick, Ill.

 

More About WILLIAM EPHRAIM ATKINSON:

Burial: Limerick lll Cemetery

Cause of Death: Typhoid fever

 

             iv.   MARY ELLA ATKINSON, b. May 20, 1875, Limerick, Ill; d. November 22, 1876, Limerick, Ill.

 

More About MARY ELLA ATKINSON:

Burial: Limerick Ill Cemetery

Cause of Death: Typhoid fever

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

6.  JAMES MADISON3 WHITVER (JOHN WESLEY2, JOHANNUS PETER WITTWER "JOHN1 WHITVER") was born September 14, 1856 in Bureau Co, Ill, and died March 25, 1937 in South section Walnut Ill Cemetery.  He married NANCY SERGEANT April 11, 1876, daughter of GEORGE SERGEANT and MAHALAH BROOKS.  She was born September 04, 1857 in Wyanet, Ill, and died January 22, 1930 in Walnut, Ill.

 

More About JAMES MADISON WHITVER:

Military service: Spanish-American War

 

More About NANCY SERGEANT:

Burial: South section Walnut Ill Cemetery

     

Children of JAMES WHITVER and NANCY SERGEANT are:

7.           i.   GEORGE WESLEY4 WHITVER, b. December 17, 1890, Ill; d. February 23, 1966, Tacoma, Pierce Co, Wa.

              ii.   BESS WHITVER, b. September 14, 1876.

             iii.   FRANK WHITVER, b. December 29, 1878.

             iv.   JOHNIE WHITVER, b. May 26, 1880.

             v.   GLENN WHITVER, b. July 08, 1884.

             vi.   EVA VIVIAN WHITVER, b. August 17, 1887.

            vii.   HARRY EUGENE WHITVER, b. August 14, 1894.

           viii.   MARY MAHALA WHITVER, b. May 23, 1897.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

7.  GEORGE WESLEY4 WHITVER (JAMES MADISON3, JOHN WESLEY2, JOHANNUS PETER WITTWER "JOHN1 WHITVER")1 was born December 17, 1890 in Ill1, and died February 23, 1966 in Tacoma, Pierce Co, Wa1.  He married ZELLA SAMPSON1 May 14, 1914 in Walnut-Ohio, Ill?1.  She was born 18981, and died 1981 in Tacoma, Pierce, Wa1.

 

More About GEORGE WESLEY WHITVER:

Burial: Tacoma, Pierce Co, Wa1

Migration: 1927, Tacoma, Wash

Residence: Walnut, Ohio and Illinios

 

More About ZELLA SAMPSON:

 

Children of GEORGE WHITVER and ZELLA SAMPSON are:

Picture left to right is Lavonne, Timothy, Zella Sampson Whitver, and Lois Whitver

 

              i.   LOIS MILDRED5 WHITVER, b. August 28, 1917, Ohio, Ill1; m. CECIL THEODORE PRATT, September 25, 1937, Tacoma, Pierce Co., Wa; b. October 17, 1911, Lonetree, Ward, ND1; d. September 24, 1991, Tacoma. Pierce, Wa1.

 

Notes for LOIS MILDRED WHITVER:

More About LOIS MILDRED WHITVER:

Religion: Baptist

Residence: 241 South 80th St. Tacoma, Wa

Salvation: January 17, 1990,  Tacoma General Hospital

 

Notes for CECIL THEODORE PRATT:

1.Cemetery records

 

2. Salvation- Jan. 12, 1990 at Tacoma General Hospital- Ann Toni Pratt

 

3. Obituary found in Tacoma News Tribune, Sept. 26, 1991.

 

4. Conservation Corp. release form.

 

5. According to family, Cecil was born prematurely and was so small that his parents put him in a shoebox and placed him behind a woodstove to keep him warm. One would never know he had been so small.

 

6. Birth record in mother's family Bible (Frances Corr Ford)

 

More About CECIL THEODORE PRATT:

Burial: September 28, 1991, Tacoma, Pierce, Wa at Mt. View Memorial Park;

Occupation: Longshoreman, Local 23

Salvation: January 12, 1990, Tacoma General Hospital

Work: Conservation Corp. during the Depression

 

              ii.   LAVONNE R. WHITVER1, b. July 07, 1915, Walnut, Ill1; d. Tacoma, Wa; m. (1) TONI GILLETTI; m. (2) HAROLD GISMERVIG, April 28, 1934.

 

Notes for LAVONNE R. WHITVER:

still living - details excluded

 

More About LAVONNE R. WHITVER:

Burial: Tacoma, Wa

Religion: Jehovah Witness

 

             iii.   GEORGE TIMOTHY "TIM" WHITVER1, b. October 12, 1919, Ohio, Ill1; d. Bet. July 10 - 27, 19701; m. RUTH ARTHUR.

 

 

 

Endnotes

 

1.  Pratt.ged.FTW, Date of Import: Apr 25, 2000.