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TROON – BARTLE – APPLEBY – JACOBSON – FRED(E)RICKSON – KERR – LIPKE

Milton, Wisconsin

 

 

 

The Family Of

James APPLEBY and Susannah PALMER

 

 

James APPLEBY was born November 26, 1827 at Durham, England.   His parents were William and Mary.   When James was 13, about 1840, they came to Lafayette County, Wisconsin.   James became a surveyor and was the first elected surveyor of Richland Co, WI.  He also became an elder in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ.

James married Susannah Catherine PALMER September 25, 1846 in Iowa Co, WI.  Susannah was born August 20, 1830 at Shelby, Kentucky.  She was the daughter of Thomas Palmer and Susan Porter Hitt.

James and Susannah lived many years in southwestern Richland Co, WI, then moved to Boscobel, Grant Co, WI in their later years.  

The children of James and Susannah Appleby are:

Mary Susan Appleby, born 1848 in Wisconsin.  She married John Green DUNKEN and they went to Nebraska.  You can find pictures and some information about their descendents at The Appleby Heritage Association.

Thomas William Appleby, born 1849, died 1850.

Martha E Appleby, born 1851-2 in Wisconsin; died 1910, probably in Kansas.  She married Mahlon W LEWIS April 9, 1871 in Richwood, Richland Co, WI, son of John Lewis and Anna Young.  He was born March 1841 in Pennsylvania, and died about 1909, probably in Kansas.  Mahlon and Martha farmed in Richland Co, WI through the 1880’s, moved to Kansas before 1889 and then to Oklahoma.  They lived in Center Township, Russel Co in 1895 and in Woods Co, OK in 1900.  They are buried at Riverview Cemetery at Kiowa Township, Barber Co, KS.  Their children include:

 

i.

John Lewis, born February 1872 in Wisconsin; died 1935. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery at Kiowa Township, Barber Co, KS.

ii.

Cassius Lewis, born 1874 in Wisconsin; died 1896, probably in Kansas.  He is buried at Riverview Cemetery at Kiowa Township, Barber Co, KS.

iii.

Lawrence Mahlon Lewis, born December 22, 1874 in Boscobel, Grant Co, WI; died January 4, 1940 in Geuda Springs, Sumner Co, KS.  He married Agnes Eliza WOOD February 4, 1900 in Coldwater, Comanche Co, KS.  Their children include Veda (born about 1901 in KS) and John Platt Lewis (Jul 7, 1903-1935) who married Wilma Fern WEIMER Sep 28, 1924 in Greensburg, Kiowa Co, KS.

iv.

Clark Lewis, born about 1877 in Wisconsin.

v.

Lelia B Lewis, born June 4, 1889 in Kansas, who married Archie V CHAMBERS and went to California.

 

James Marshall Appleby, born March 2, 1853, Eagle, Richland Co, WI; died December 15, 1927, Sand Prairie, Richland Co, WI.   He married Mary Jane POUND, October 15, 1874, daughter of Leander and Mary Pound.  She was born about 1857 in Wisconsin. They remained in Richland Co where Marshall was county surveyor from 1895-1921.  Mary Jane moved to Iowa to live with her daughter Lena’s family.  They had two daughters:

 

i.

Lena Appleby, born November 1875 in Wisconsin.  About 1891, she married Dewitt KELLEY, born November 1863 in Wisconsin, son of Nathan Kelley.  They farmed for a time in Richwood, Richland Co, WI.  They went to Iowa by 1912, living in Clayton County and then Dubuque.  By 1930, Dewitt was working in a radio factory.  Their children include:  Nathan J (born Nov 1892); Emmett D (born Nov 1895), Levern (born Mar 1898), and Adella (born 1912).

ii.

Zitella L Appleby, born November 5, 1893 at Richwood, Richland Co, WI; died September 1975.  She married Eldon Ray HAMILTON, born July 11, 1891; died May 9, 1972, son of George Hamilton and Nora Garner.  Tella and Ray remained in southwestern Wisconsin.  They had three children:  Damon B (1912-1973); Adelta (Nov 1, 1914 – Jun 25, 2001) who married a WALSTEAD, then a FAULKNER; and Darold Ralph (Oct  29, 1919 – Apr 20, 1990) who married a HINKEL, then a KELLER.

 

Arthur William Appleby, born April 16, 1855 at Benton, Lafayette Co, WI; died February 19, 1923 at Boscobel, Grant Co, WI.  He married Nancy Jane BARNES, January 18, 1875 at Byrds Creek, Richland Co, WI.  They remained at Byrds Creek for many years where Arthur farmed.   When they moved to Boscobel in the late 1890’s, Arthur took up surveying and for 18 years was the Grant county surveyor.   The children of Arthur and Jane are:

 

i.

Adelbert Marion Appleby, born May 27, 1876, Richland Co, WI; died April 1, 1941, Minneapolis, Minnesota; married Virginia (Jennie) JOHNSON, November 28, 1899, Boscobel, Grant Co, WI.

ii.

Leonard William Appleby, born about April 30, 1879; died April 26, 1880.

iii.

James Frank Appleby, born April 1883, Wisconsin.  He married Florence B JOHNSON about 1914.  They had one daughter Luella Jane (Jul 31, 1915 - Oct 17, 1982).

iv.

Edith L Appleby, born July 12, 1888, Boscobel, Grant Co, WI; died February 18, 1961, Los Angeles, California; married James M WATERS, born May 30, 1876 in Wisconsin; died February 16, 1962 at Los Angeles, CA.  They had two children:  Weston William (Jun 25, 1908 - Dec 21, 1962) and Winifred (born 1909).

v.

Arthur Fay Appleby, born July 18, 1891, Richland Co, WI; died January 14, 1960, New Plymouth, Payette Co, Idaho; married Selma Harriet (maiden name unknown), 1912, St Paul, Minnesota.  Selma was born February 25, 1894, Rice Lake, WI and died October 15, 1981, Payette Co, Idaho.

vi.

Lester Ralph Appleby, born September 4, 1894, Richland Co, WI; died March 19, 1960, Beloit, Rock Co, WI; married Georgia Ann BUCK.  Lester was a policeman.  He served in Richland Center, Richland Co, WI, then was the Police Chief of Beloit Township, Rock Co, WI, serving 3 years before his death.  He is buried at Hillside Cemetery, Lancaster, Grant Co, WI.  They had one daughter.

 

John Preston Appleby, born 1857; died 1857.

Laura Isabelle Appleby, born 1859.  She married William M CLARK October 5, 1880 in Richland Co, WI, son of Daniel and Catherine Clark.   William was born May 1855 in Green Co, WI.  They lived in Boscobel in 1900.  By 1910, Laura was living in Dubuque, IA and William had died.  By 1923, Laura had gone to Portland, Multnomah Co, Washington.  The children of Laura Appleby and William Clark are:

 

i.

Clara Clark, born September 1881 in Wisconsin.

ii.

Maud Clark, born January 1883 in Wisconsin and went to Dubuque, IA.  She worked as a saleswoman in a department store.

iii.

Myrtle Clark, born February 1889 in Wisconsin and went to Dubuque, IA, and then Portland, WA.  Over the years, she worked as a department store saleswoman, a grocery store clerk, and a bookkeeper in a dry goods store.

 

Emma Florence Appleby, born June 9, 1861; died july 9, 1937, Richland Co, WI.  She married Thomas J CLARK November 14, 1882 at Muscoda, Grant Co, WI, son of Daniel D and Catherine Clark.  Thomas was born May 1856 in Wisconsin and died in 1947.  They continued to farm in the Grant Co and Richland Co areas.  Their children include:

 

i.

Clarence A Clark, born August 6, 1883, Wisconsin; died March 6, 1913, Richland Co, WI.

ii.

Guy W Clark, born April 10, 1886, Wisconsin; died July 12, 1967, Richland Co, WI.

iii.

Clyde B Clark, born 1888; died 1888.

 

Luther Lee Appleby, born December 25, 1864 in Richland Co, WI; died September 16, 1952 at St. Paul, MN.   He married Ida A DOOLEY, October 11, 1885, daughter of William and Sarah Dooley.  Luther was the Richland county surveyor from 1887-1895.  He also operated stores in Lone Rock and Gotham in Richland Co.   The children of Luther and Ida are:

 

i.

Birney Lee Appleby, born March 30, 1881, Richland Co, WI; died 1956; married Bessie E BOCK July 14, 1907 in Gotham, Richland Co, WI, daughter of Joseph Bock and Alida Gotham.  Bessie was born 1884 in Gotham, Richland Co, WI, and died in 1948.  Their children include Allen (Aug 22,1908 – Oct 3, 1909), Allene (born about 1910), and John Joseph (Jun 25, 1917 – Jun 27, 1917).

ii.

Theo Appleby, born July 11, 1890, Sand Prairie, Richland Co, WI; died February 7, 1905, Richland Co, WI.

iii.

Sarah Susan Appleby, born September 11, 1898, Richland Center, Richland Co, WI; died September 19, 1965, Madison, Dane Co, WI.  She married Leonard T CASSIDY January 26, 1916.  He was born about 1892 and died March 1, 1961, Madison, Dane Co, WI.  They lived in LaCrosse and Madison and had at least three children.

iv.

Marguirite Marie Appleby, born July 21, 1906, Gotham, Richland Co, WI; died September 29, 1998, Minnesota.  She married John H WALTER and lived in St Paul, MN.  They had two children.

 

Anna Violetta Appleby, born about March 1969 in Richland Co, WI.  She married John S KEEPERS October 25, 1885 in Richwood, Richland Co, WI, son of Mifflin and Leshia Keepers.  John was born about April 1859 in Eagle, Richland Co, WI.  Anna and John soon went to farm in Shamrock Twp, Holt Co, Nebraska.  Between 1910 and 1920 they went to Goldsberry Twp, Howell Co, Missouri.  Their children include:

 

i.

Glenn Ralph Keepers, born January 1887 in Nebraska, and died 1938 in Montana.  He married Bertha HOUF.  They lived in Yellowstone Co, MT and had 8 children, 2 who died as infants.

ii.

Geneva Keepers, born February 1891 in Nebraska.  She married Jasper Newton ENGLEHAUPT about 1910.  He was born April 29, 1887 in Nebraska, and died September 1970 in Washington.  They farmed in McClure Twp, Holt Co, NE, went to Montier Twp, Shannon Co, Missouri by 1920, and to Pottawatomie, Kansas by 1930.  They had at least four children.

iii.

Raymond James Keepers, born February 13, 1894 in Nebraska, and died February 17, 1960 in Los Angeles Co, CA.  He married Audry before 1920.  She was born about 1897 in Missouri.  They had at least one child.  He married Ruth before 1930.  They had at least two children.

iv.

Lelia(h) Keepers, born September 1896 in Nebraska.

v.

Vera (Bonnie) G Keepers, born April 1898 in Nebraska.  She married Walter M LANTZ February 14, 1924 in Carter Co, MO.

vi.

Iva L Keepers, born about 1901 in Nebraska.

vii.

Stuart C Keepers, born about 1906 - 1907 in Nebraska.

viii.

Effie Keepers, born about 1911 in Nebraska.

 

Lelia Francis Appleby, born 1869.  She married John Dexter SANDERSON October 12, 1891 in Crawford Co, WI and they lived in southwestern Wisconsin.   Their children include:

 

i.

Valeria Sanderson, born November 7, 1895 in Wisconsin; died September 1980; married Henry L KNUTSON.  Henry was born May 13, 1886 and died January 1, 1970 in Boscobel, Grant Co, WI.  They lived in Grant Co, WI, and had at least two children.

ii.

Gladys Ada Sanderson, born July 9, 1899, Marietta, Crawford Co, WI; died August 9, 1976, Boscobel, Grant Co, WI; married Harley FAULKNER.  Harley was born October 17, 1915 and died November 1980.

iii.

John D Sanderson, born about 1901 in Wisconsin.

iv.

Kenneth Keith Sanderson, born May 26, 1907, Marietta, Crawford Co, WI; died December 22,1978 at Prairie du Chien, Crawford Co, WI.

 

I descend from Arthur and his son Adelbert, but I have been trying, bit by bit, to collect information about each branch of James and Susannah’s family.  I would love to hear from other descendants.

Ancestors

I have been able to learn very little about James Appleby’s parents.   After immigrating, it seems William and Mary remained in Lafayette County for the rest of their lives.  They started buying land in New Diggings Township in 1848.   In 1850, William listed his occupation as a miner, but by 1860, he was farming his land.  Mary’s maiden name was AYER or AYERS.  I have a clue that she died August 18, 1874, but I have not been able to confirm it.  William’s death record lists his date of death as June 28, 1888.   However, the June 21, 1888 issue of The Pick & Gad (a Shullsburg newspaper) published the notice:   “Mr William Appleby was buried from P M church at Democrat on the 18th.”  Democrat was the early name for Lead Mine, the village near William’s home.

For information about Susannah Palmer’s ancestry, please go to my PALMER & HITT page.

More

You may view a biographical sketch of James Appleby in Chapter 9 - The Bar of Richland County in The History of Crawford and Richland Counties, Wisconsin (Union Publishing Company - Springfield, IL, 1884).  (Use the Search/Find tool in your browser to find Appleby.)   

The Appleby Heritage Association has a collection of Appleby family charts including some information about James’ and Susannah’s family and even pictures of some DUNKEN descendants.

Information on the heritage of Dewitt Kelley is available at Kuehl Family by Lois Bell.

Go to David Conover’s Descendants of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven, for more information about Jasper Enlgehaupt’s family.

Information provided by Bill Lyman at Descendants of Richard Lyman and Sarah Osborne may link to this John Sanderson.

To share information about the family of James and Susannah Appleby, please contact me.

 

 

 

 

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Sources and Acknowledgments

 

 

Though I took great care in my research, you can be sure to find errors ranging from typos to misinterpretations to inaccurate assumptions.   Please forgive me.

In cases where I wasn’t sure about the accuracy of facts, I tried to make the uncertainty clear in my presentation or else left the data out.  

I personally researched and verified much of the data you see on this page.   Some of the sources I used were:  vital records, such as birth, marriage, and death records; published newspaper accounts of events, including marriage announcements and obituaries; and census records.   Please contact me for source information applying to specific data.

Thank you Peggy Hoar Mercier, granddaughter of Arthur Appleby, for extensive research I used as a foundation to my work.

Thank you Carol-Anne Tucker-Watt, great-great-granddaughter of Mary Susan Appleby for much help.  Her website:  Tucker-Watt's Family Tree Page.

Thank you Shari Lewis Garris for information about the Lawrence Mahlon Lewis family.

Thank you Sandy Kintner, volunteer with the Archives of the Wisconsin Conference of the United Methodist Church, for research assistance.

Several items of interest about James Appleby appear in The History of Crawford and Richland Counties, Wisconsin (Union Publishing Company - Springfield, IL, 1884).

Some Appleby data came from the site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at http://www.familysearch.com.

Many thanks to Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness volunteers Connie in Idaho and Anne in Washington for their generous help, doing lookups for a stranger.

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