Henry Gerald Wolffram1

M, b. 30 January 1835, d. 20 July 1916
FatherJohann Gerhard Wolffram2 b. 1815
MotherClara Jungblut b. c 1813
ChartsAncestors of Charlie Wolfram
Ancestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Heinrich Gerhard was born in Crefeld, Rhineland, Prussia, on 30 January 1835.3 Conflicting evidence states that Heinrich Gerhard Wolffram was born on 26 January 1835 in Berlin, Germany.4,5,6 He was the son of Johann Gerhard Wolffram and Clara Jungblut.2 Henry Gerald Wolffram was also known as Gerald Wolffram.7,8 Henry Gerald Wolffram was also known as Henry Gearhard Wolffram.9 Henry Gerald Wolffram was also known as Heinrich Gerhard Wolffram. He married Anna Wilhelmine Albers, daughter of Hannah Kippurs, circa 1862.10,11 Henry Gerald Wolffram and Anna Wilhelmine Albers had ten children. In 1900 five of them were still alive, and ten years later three were living.12,13 Henry Gerald Wolffram was a cabinetmaker.2 He was a farmer, according to other records.8,14,15 He and Anna lived on 4 July 1879 in Berlin, Germany. Gerald Wolffram and Hermann Wolffram arrived in Port of New York, New York City, New York, on 5 June 1883.16 Gerald Wolffram emigrated with his son Herman on 15 June 1883 on the ship State of Indiana from Port of Glasgow & Larne, Glasgow, Ireland.16 He and Anna immigrated because of their faith. Catholics were being persecuted there, at that time. This was the story that they grandson Frederick told hs son Frank.17 According to conflicting, wrong evidence, Henry and Anna immigrated in 1876. All census records state that the immigrated in 1884. The family tree Frank prepared states that Charles Edward came to the United States at the age of two. That would, if correct, give this date. He didn't.7 On 6 May 1910 his name was also recorded as Henry Wolfram. Henry Gerald Wolffram died on 20 July 1916 in 27 Depot street, Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey, at age 81 years, 5 months and 20 days.2 He was buried on 22 July 1916 in Greenwood Cemetery, now known as Greenwood Memorial Park, Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey.18
     Henry Gerald Wolffram appeared on the census enumerated on 20 June 1900 in Monroe Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey, as the head of the household. Henry was recorded with the name Henry G. Wolfferan, a 65-year-old male born January 1835 in Germany to parents both of whom were born in Germany. He had been married 38 years. He was a farmer by occupation. He immigrated in 1884, had been a resident of the United States for 16 years, and was naturalized. He could understand English, read and write, lived on a farm, which he owned and which was mortgaged14.19 He appeared on the state census enumerated on 1 June 1905 in Monroe Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey, along with Wilhelmenia Wolffram. Henry was recorded with the middle initial of A, as a 70-year-old white married male born in January 1836 in Germany to parents both of whom were born in Germany. His occupation was given as a farmer; he had lived in the United States for 22 years and he was not naturalized as a citizen. He could speak English, read and write. It recorded he lived on a farm, which he owned free of mortgage15. Henry Wolfram appeared in the census enumerated on 6 May 1910 in Gloucester County Almhouse, Lippincott Road, East Greenwich Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey. He was an inmate, a 75-year-old white male who was born in Germany to parents both of whom were born in Germany, and both of whom were native speakers of German. He was married and had been for 48 years in his present marriage. He was a naturalized citizen of the United States and had immigrated in 1880. He could speak English, read and write. His trade or profession was given as "none"20. He was listed as living with Mathilde Wolffram appearing on the state census enumerated on 14 June 1915 at 27 Depot Street, Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey. Henry was recorded as an 80-year-old white male widower born January 1835 in Germany. Both of his parents were likewise recorded as born in Germany. It was recorded that he had been 32 years in the United States, and was naturalized as a citizen. He was retired. It was recorded that he could speak English, read and write.21

Family

Anna Wilhelmine Albers b. 25 Jan 1836, d. 12 Feb 1913
Children

Citations

  1. [S142] Charles Wolfram, New Jersey death certificate 287.
  2. [S237] Henry G. Wolffram, New Jersey state death certificate.
  3. [S1622] German Births and Baptisms, 1559-1898, index (<https://www.familysearch.org/>), Heinrich Gerhard Wolffram, birth record.
  4. [S142] Charles Wolfram, New Jersey death certificate 287, gives Berlin as place of birth; no other birth information.
  5. [S237] Henry G. Wolffram, New Jersey state death certificate, only Germany as place of birth.
  6. [S413] 1905 New Jersey state census, Gloucester County, population schedule, Monroe Township, sheet 18A, dwelling 204, family 205, line 65, birthplace given as Germany, date Jan 1835.. FHL microfilm no. 1688603.
  7. [S129] Wolfram Family Tree, Rev. Frank Wolfram, SDB.
  8. [S1223] Gehard Wolffram, State of Indiana Passenger Manifest, 15 May 1883, page 1, line 1.
  9. [S238] Wilhelmina Wolffram, New Jersey state death certificate unknown number, the informat was Henry's daughter Matilda; when the register asked for the name of father, meaning her mother's father, she said "Henry Gearhard" She gave her father's name, not her grandfather's.
  10. [S242] 1900 U.S. census, Gloucester County, New Jersey, population schedule, Monroe Township, enumeration district no. 161, supervisor's district no. 6, sheet 8, dwelling 168, family 176, lines 78 & 79, where it relates they had been married 38 years.
  11. [S1221] 1910 U.S. census, Gloucester County, New Jersey population schedule, East Greenwich Township, enumerator district no. 119, supervisor's district no. 1?, sheet 13A, dwelling 255, family 257, lines 10 & 11, which relate that they were married 48 years.
  12. [S242] 1900 U.S. census, Gloucester County, New Jersey, population schedule, Monroe Township, enumeration district no. 161, supervisor's district no. 6, sheet 8, dwelling 168, family 176, lines 78 & 79.
  13. [S1221] 1910 U.S. census, Gloucester County, New Jersey population schedule, East Greenwich Township, enumerator district no. 119, supervisor's district no. 1?, sheet 13A, dwelling 255, family 257, lines 10 & 11.
  14. [S242] 1900 U.S. census, Gloucester County, New Jersey, population schedule, Monroe Township, enumeration district no. 161, supervisor's district no. 6, sheet 8, dwelling 168, family 176, line 78.
  15. [S413] 1905 New Jersey state census, Gloucester County, population schedule, Monroe Township, sheet 18A, dwelling 204, family 205, line 65. FHL microfilm no. 1688603.
  16. [S1223] Gehard Wolffram, State of Indiana Passenger Manifest, 15 May 1883, page 1, lines 1 & 2.
  17. [S299] Letter, Margaret M. Picklo to Charles W. Wolfram, 6 January 2002.
  18. [S237] Henry G. Wolffram, New Jersey state death certificate, The name of the cemetery is not given; it is on his wife's Wilhemenia's death record.
  19. [S254] John W. Konvalinka, "Progress Report #2", 7.
  20. [S1221] 1910 U.S. census, Gloucester County, New Jersey population schedule, East Greenwich Township, enumerator district no. 119, supervisor's district no. 1?, sheet 13A, dwelling 255, family 257, line 10.
  21. [S279] 1915 New Jersey state census, Cumberland County, population schedule, Millville, 3rd Ward, sheet 77, dwelling 261, family 261. FHL microfilm no. 1465513.

Anna Wilhelmine Albers

F, b. 25 January 1836, d. 12 February 1913
MotherHannah Kippurs
ChartsAncestors of Charlie Wolfram
Ancestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Anna Wilhelmine Albers was born on 25 January 1836 in Berlin, Germany.1,2,3 She was the daughter of Hannah Kippurs. Anna Wilhelmine Albers was also known as Anna Wilhelmenia Albert. Anna Wilhelmine Albers was also known as Wilhelmenia Albert. She married Henry Gerald Wolffram, son of Johann Gerhard Wolffram and Clara Jungblut, circa 1862.4,5 Anna Wilhelmine Albers and Henry Gerald Wolffram had ten children. In 1900 five of them were still alive, and ten years later three were living.6,7 Anna Wilhelmine Albers and Henry lived on 4 July 1879 in Berlin, Germany. Anna Wilhelmine Albers was described as being a giant, being 6' 5" in height.8 On 7 November 1883 her name was also recorded as Wilhelmenia Wolffram.9 She emigrated with three of her children on 7 November 1883 on the ship State of Pennsylvania from Port of Glasgow and Larne, Scotland and Ireland.10 On 8 December 1883 her name was also recorded as Wilhelmine Wolffram.11 She arrived in Port of New York, New York, on 8 December 1883.12 She and Henry immigrated because of their faith. Catholics were being persecuted there, at that time. This was the story that they grandson Frederick told hs son Frank.13 According to conflicting, wrong evidence, Anna and Henry immigrated in 1876. All census records state that the immigrated in 1884. The family tree Frank prepared states that Charles Edward came to the United States at the age of two. That would, if correct, give this date. He didn't.8 On 1 June 1905, Anna Wilhelmine Albers was recorded with the name of Annie W. Wolffran.14 On 6 May 1910 her name was also recorded as Anna W Wolfram. Her obituary appeared in the Millville Daily Republican in Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey, on 12 February 1913. It read:
     DIED EARLY TODAY
The death is recorded of Mrs. Wilhelmenia Wolffram, aged seventy-seven years, who passed away early this morning. The funeral will be held from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Matilda Hartje, No. 214 North Fifth Street, on Friday afternon, at two o'clock. Interment will be made in Greenwood Cemetery.
     DIED.
WOLFFRAM---In this City, February 12, 1913, Mrs. Wilhelmenia Wolffram, aged 77 years, 2 weeks.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Maltida Hartje, 214 North Fifth Street, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Services at the residence. Interment Grenwood Cemetery. Friends may view remains Thursday evening. A death notice appeared in the same newspaper at that time, and it read:
     DIED.
WOLFFRAM---In this City, February 12, 1913, Mrs. Wilhelmenia Wolffram, aged 77 years, 2 weeks.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Maltida Hartje, 214 North Fifth Street, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Services at the residence. Interment Grenwood Cemetery. Friends may view remains Thursday evening. She died at 6:40 a.m. on 12 February 1913 in 241 North Fifth street, Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey, at age 77 years and 18 days.15,16,17
      She was buried on 14 February 1913 in Greenwood Cemetery, now known as Greenwood Memorial Park, in Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey.15,18,17
     Anna Wilhelmine Albers appeared on the census enumerated on 20 June 1900 in Monroe Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey, as the wife of the head of the household. Wilhelmenia was listed as a 64-year-old female born in January 1836 in Germany to parents both of whom were born in Germany. She had been married 38 years, having given birth to 10 children, five of them living. She could understand English, read and write19.20 She appeared on the state census enumerated on 1 June 1905 in Monroe Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey, along with Henry Gerald Wolffram. She was recorded with the name Annie W., as a 69-year-old married white female born in January 1836 in Germany to parents both of whom were born in Germany. She had lived in the United States for 22 years, could speak English, read and write. She was listed as an inmate in the census report enumerated on 6 May 1910 at Gloucester County Almhouse, Lippincott Road, East Greenwich Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey. She was recorded as a 74-year-old white female who was born in Germany to parents both of whom were born in Germany and who were native speakers of German. She was married and had been 48 years in her present marriage. She was the mother of ten children, three of whom were alive at that time. She had immigrated in 1883. She could speak English, read and write. Her trade or profession was given as "none"21.

Family

Henry Gerald Wolffram b. 30 Jan 1835, d. 20 Jul 1916
Children

Citations

  1. [S142] Charles Wolfram, New Jersey death certificate 287, gives Berlin as place of birth; no other birth information.
  2. [S238] Wilhelmina Wolffram, New Jersey state death certificate unknown number, gives Germany as place of birth.
  3. [S413] 1905 New Jersey state census, Gloucester County, population schedule, Monroe Township, sheet 18A, dwelling 204, family 205, line 66, birthplace given as Germany, date Jan 1836. FHL microfilm no. 1688603.
  4. [S242] 1900 U.S. census, Gloucester County, New Jersey, population schedule, Monroe Township, enumeration district no. 161, supervisor's district no. 6, sheet 8, dwelling 168, family 176, lines 78 & 79, where it relates they had been married 38 years.
  5. [S1221] 1910 U.S. census, Gloucester County, New Jersey population schedule, East Greenwich Township, enumerator district no. 119, supervisor's district no. 1?, sheet 13A, dwelling 255, family 257, lines 10 & 11, which relate that they were married 48 years.
  6. [S242] 1900 U.S. census, Gloucester County, New Jersey, population schedule, Monroe Township, enumeration district no. 161, supervisor's district no. 6, sheet 8, dwelling 168, family 176, lines 78 & 79.
  7. [S1221] 1910 U.S. census, Gloucester County, New Jersey population schedule, East Greenwich Township, enumerator district no. 119, supervisor's district no. 1?, sheet 13A, dwelling 255, family 257, lines 10 & 11.
  8. [S129] Wolfram Family Tree, Rev. Frank Wolfram, SDB.
  9. [S1222] Margaret Picklo, "WOLFFRAM in 1910 census," e-mail to Chuck Wolfram, 19 November 2006, citing the manifast, line 92.
  10. [S1222] Margaret Picklo, "WOLFFRAM in 1910 census," e-mail to Chuck Wolfram, 19 November 2006, citing the manifast, lines 92-95.
  11. [S1224] Wilhelmine Wolffram, State of Pennsylvania passenger manifest, 8 December 1883; micro-publication M237, roll 472, line 92.
  12. [S1224] Wilhelmine Wolffram, State of Pennsylvania passenger manifest, 8 December 1883; micro-publication M237, roll 472, lines 92-95.
  13. [S299] Letter, Margaret M. Picklo to Charles W. Wolfram, 6 January 2002.
  14. [S413] 1905 New Jersey state census, Gloucester County, population schedule, Monroe Township, sheet 18A, dwelling 204, family 205, line 66. FHL microfilm no. 1688603.
  15. [S238] Wilhelmina Wolffram, New Jersey state death certificate unknown number.
  16. [S239] Millville Daily Republican, 12 February 1912, p. 1, date only.
  17. [S240] Millville Daily Republican, 12 February 1913.
  18. [S239] Millville Daily Republican, 12 February 1912, p. 1.
  19. [S242] 1900 U.S. census, Gloucester County, New Jersey, population schedule, Monroe Township, enumeration district no. 161, supervisor's district no. 6, sheet 8, dwelling 168, family 176, line 79.
  20. [S254] John W. Konvalinka, "Progress Report #2", 7.
  21. [S1221] 1910 U.S. census, Gloucester County, New Jersey population schedule, East Greenwich Township, enumerator district no. 119, supervisor's district no. 1?, sheet 13A, dwelling 255, family 257, line 11.

Mathilde Wolffram

F, b. 23 March 1865
FatherHenry Gerald Wolffram b. 30 Jan 1835, d. 20 Jul 1916
MotherAnna Wilhelmine Albers b. 25 Jan 1836, d. 12 Feb 1913
     Mathilde Wolffram was born on 23 March 1865 in Crefeld, Rhineland, Prussia.1 She was the daughter of Henry Gerald Wolffram and Anna Wilhelmine Albers. Her baptism name was Anna Mathilde Wolffram. Mathilde Wolffram was also known as Matilda Wolffram. Conflicting evidence states that Mathilde Wolffram was born in May 1865 in Berlin, Germany. This evidence is incorrect, as proved by primary documents.2,3 She emigrated with Wilhelmenia Wolffram on 7 November 1883 on the ship State of Pennsylvania in Port of Glasgow and Larne, Scotland and Ireland.4 Mathilde Wolffram immigrated with her mother Wilhelmine Wolffram on 8 December 1883 to Port of New York, New York.5 Mathilde Wolffram married Wilhelm Hartje circa 1884.6,7 Mathilde Wolffram and Wilhelm lived in June 1900 at Oak Street, Monroe Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey.8 Mathilde Wolffram was buried in 1933 in Greenwood Cemetery, Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey.9,10
     Mathilde Wolffram appeared in the census enumerated on 26 June 1900 in Oak Street, Monroe Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey, as the wife of the head of the household. Matilda was recorded as a 35-year-old white female born in March 1865 in Germany to parents both of whom were born in Germany. It was recorded that she had been married 16 years and had given birth to eight children born alive, six of whom were then alive. It was recorded that she immigrated in 1883 and had resided in the United States for 17 years. She could speak English, read and write11. She appeared on the census enumerated on 15 April 1910 in Columbia Road, Millville City, Cumberland County, New Jersey. Matilda is recorded as a 45-year-old widowed white female who was born in Germany of parents both of whom were born in Germany. She immigrated to the United States in 1883. She could speak English, and could read and write. She was the mother of nine children, seven of whom were living. She was unemployed in 1910. She was living in a home, not a farm, and it was rented12. Also residing there was a boarder, Charles Perret, a 45-year-old white married man born in New Jersey of parents both born in New Jersey. He could read and write, and he spoke English. He was the foreman at the glass factory, was employed on April 10, 1910 and had been employed every week of 1909. On 14 June 1915, Mathilde Wolffram was also recorded as Mahtadi John P. Richards, a cenus enumerator, got the name wrong when he transcribed it.13 She appeared on the state census enumerated on 14 June 1915 in 27 Depot Street, Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey. Matilda was recorded as a 50-year-old white married female born in March 1865 in Germany. Both of her parents were likewise recorded as born in Germany. She had resided 32 years in the United States. She could speak English, read and write, and she had at least one child in school. Her occupation was given as housework. She was renting her home.14 She appeared on the census enumerated on 2 January 1920 in 214 Fifth Street, Millville City, Cumberland County, New Jersey. Living with her were her children Herman, Frank and Matilda Dubel. Matilda was recorded as a 54-year-old widowed white female born in Berlin, Germany of parents both of whom were recorded as born in Berlin, Germany, although the word Berlin has a strike though it. German was the mother tongue of Matilda and both of her parents. She could read and write, and she could speak English. It recorded that she imnmigrated to the United States in 1883, and that she was naturalized in 1897. She was not employed. She owned her own home, and it was mortgaged15.

Family

Wilhelm Hartje b. Jul 1851
Children
  • August Ernst Wilhelm Hartje b. 24 Sep 1885
  • Anna Maria Lena Hartje b. 23 Feb 1887
  • Herman Karl Geog Hartje b. 2 Oct 1888
  • Jacob Hartje b. Oct 1889
  • Heinrich Hartje b. 22 Oct 1892
  • John Hartje b. 14 Apr 1894
  • Emil Hartje b. Apr 1895
  • Freda Hartje b. Jun 1898
  • Frank Hartje b. Apr 1901
  • Matilda Hartje b. Feb 1903

Citations

  1. [S1622] German Births and Baptisms, 1559-1898, index (<https://www.familysearch.org/>), Anna Mathilde Wolffram, birth.
  2. [S279] 1915 New Jersey state census, Cumberland County, population schedule, Millville, 3rd Ward, sheet 77, dwelling 261, family 261, line 55, month, year & country listed, where it gives May 1865 as date of bith. FHL microfilm no. 1465513.
  3. [S656] 1930 U.S. census, Cumberland County, New Jersey, population schedule, Millville City, 1st Ward, enumeration district no. 44, supervisor's district no. 13, sheet 6A, dwelling 113, family 113, line 16, where he gives his mother's place of birth as Germany--Berlin.
  4. [S1222] Margaret Picklo, "WOLFFRAM in 1910 census," e-mail to Chuck Wolfram, 19 November 2006, citing the manifast, lines 92-95.
  5. [S1224] Wilhelmine Wolffram, State of Pennsylvania passenger manifest, 8 December 1883; micro-publication M237, roll 472, lines 92-95.
  6. [S129] Wolfram Family Tree, Rev. Frank Wolfram, SDB.
  7. [S399] 1900 U.S census, Gloucester County, New Jersey population schedule, Monroe Township, enumeration district no. 162, supervisor's district no. 6, sheet 13, dwelling 281, family 283, lines 37 and 38, married 16 years.
  8. [S399] 1900 U.S census, Gloucester County, New Jersey population schedule, Monroe Township, enumeration district no. 162, supervisor's district no. 6, sheet 13, dwelling 281, family 283.
  9. [S299] Letter, Margaret M. Picklo to Charles W. Wolfram, 6 January 2002.
  10. [S316] Hartje and Wolffram gravestones, Greenwood Cemetery, plot 71, inscription 1865-1933.
  11. [S399] 1900 U.S census, Gloucester County, New Jersey population schedule, Monroe Township, enumeration district no. 162, supervisor's district no. 6, sheet 13, dwelling 281, family 283, line 38.
  12. [S278] 1910 U.S. census, Cumberland County, New Jersey, population schedule, Millville Township, 3rd Ward, 2nd Precinct, enumeration district no. 125, supervisor's district no. 2, sheet 1B, line 52.
  13. [S279] 1915 New Jersey state census, Cumberland County, population schedule, Millville, 3rd Ward, sheet 77, dwelling 261, family 261, line 55. FHL microfilm no. 1465513.
  14. [S279] 1915 New Jersey state census, Cumberland County, population schedule, Millville, 3rd Ward, sheet 77, dwelling 261, family 261. FHL microfilm no. 1465513.
  15. [S354] 1920 U.S. census, Cumberland County, New Jersey, population schedule, Millville City, 2nd Ward, enumeration district no. 161, supervisor's district no. 2, sheet 2B, dwelling 55, family 55, line 94.

Herman Wolffram

M, b. January 1868
FatherHenry Gerald Wolffram b. 30 Jan 1835, d. 20 Jul 1916
MotherAnna Wilhelmine Albers b. 25 Jan 1836, d. 12 Feb 1913
     Herman Wolffram was born in January 1868.1 He was the son of Henry Gerald Wolffram and Anna Wilhelmine Albers. On 15 May 1883 his name was also recorded as Hermann Wolffram.2 Hermann Wolffram and Gerald Wolffram arrived in Port of New York, New York City, New York, on 5 June 1883.3 Hermann Wolffram emigrated with Gerald Wolffram with his father on 15 June 1883 on the ship State of Indiana in Port of Glasgow & Larne, Glasgow, Ireland.3 Herman Wolffram married Anna Rickelmonn on 2 July 1891 in Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey.4 Herman Wolffram and Anna bought from Sanford H. and Sarah S. Kinne, for the sum of $600, 197 & 199 Crooks Avenue, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, on 27 August 1892.5 Herman Wolffram petitioned for naturalization, using a minor's affidative, on 24 October 1892 in Court of Common Pleas, Passaic County, New Jersey. He renounced his allegiance to William II, emperor of Gerrmany and swore allegiance to the Constitution of the United States. John Jennings swore that Herman, of whom he was well acquitanted, had resided in the United States for at least five years, three of which were as a minor, and had not left the country in those five years.6 He was naturalized on 27 October 1892 in Court of Common Pleas, Passaic County, New Jersey.7 He was a machinist.8,9 He lived in Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey.10 He was a genius, at least according to family lore. It is said he was obsessed with designing and building a peputual motion machine, and it is said that he did build it, although no drawings or prototype were ever discovered.10,11 He and Anna sold for one dollar to William B. White 197 & 199 Crooks Avenue, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, on 31 August 1900.12 Herman Wolffram died it was said, incorrectly, at about the age of 40.10 He and Anna Wolffram appeared in the census enumerated on 14 June 1900 in 197 Crooks Avenue, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey. Herman is recorded as a 32-year-old white male married nine years born in January 1868 in Germany. Both of his parents were born in Germany. It stated that he had immigrated to the United States in 1882 and resided there for 18 years, and he had been naturalized a citizen. It recorded that he was employed as a machinist, and he had been unemployed for eight months the preceding year. He owned his home, which was mortgaged. Annie was recorded as his wife, a 28-year-old white female married nine years. She had given birth to five children, four of whom were living. She, as well as her parents, were born in Germany, and her birthdate was given as February 1872. Both Herman and Annie were recorded as being able to speak, read and write English.1 Herman Wolffram appeared in the census enumerated on 1910 in Hanover Township, New Jersey. He appeared in the census enumerated on 7 January 1920 in New Jersey State Hospital, Greystone Park, Hanover Township, Morris County, New Jersey. He was recorded as a 52-year-old married white male. He could speak English.13

Family

Anna Rickelmonn b. 1872
Children
  • Anna Wolffram b. 8 Oct 1894
  • Olne Wolffram b. 8 Oct 1894
  • Elces Wolffram b. 1 Apr 1897
  • Annie Wolffram b. 4 Dec 1899

Citations

  1. [S311] 1900 U.S. census, Passaic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Paterson City, 8th Ward, enumeration district no. 159, supervisor's district no. 3, sheet 24, dwelling 291, family 501.
  2. [S1222] Margaret Picklo, "WOLFFRAM in 1910 census," e-mail to Chuck Wolfram, 19 November 2006, citing the manifast, line 2.
  3. [S1223] Gehard Wolffram, State of Indiana Passenger Manifest, 15 May 1883, page 1, lines 1 & 2.
  4. [S1626] "New Jersey Marriages, 1678-1985," <https://www.familysearch.org/>, Hermann Wolfram and Annie Rickelman marriage.
  5. [S302] Passaic County Deeds 1892 Liber M-11: 8-9, New Jersey State Archives.
  6. [S301] New Jersey State Archives petition for naturalization (24 October 1892), Trenton, New Jersey.
  7. [S300] New Jersey State Archives Naturalization Record (27 October 1892), Trenton, New Jersey.
  8. [S101] Paterson City Directories 1890-1893 databases, online Transcription of four city directories of Paterson, New Jersey in one database: Paterson City Directory 1890, published 1890 by American Directory and Publishing Co.; Paterson City Directory 1890-1891, published 1891; Paterson City Directory 1891-1892, published 1892; and Paterson City Directory 1892-1893, published 1893, the last three books published by George S. Boudinot., accessed 2 April 2000 at 8:20 p.m. E.T.
  9. [S304] Birth record of Anna Wolffram, certificate no. W29, drawer 194: 83, Herman's occupation is given as Machinist.
  10. [S129] Wolfram Family Tree, Rev. Frank Wolfram, SDB.
  11. [S1579] Edward M Picklo, Wolfram & Patrick: 150 Years of Photographic History, introduction: sketch biographies.
  12. [S303] Passaic County Deeds 1900 Liber K-11: 226, New Jersey State Archives.
  13. [S1333] 1920 U.S. census, Morris County, New Jersey population schedule, Hanover Township, enumeration district no. 16, supervisor's district no. 205, sheet 12B, page 20, line 95.

James Wolffram

M, b. 1876, d. 19 February 1898
FatherHenry Gerald Wolffram b. 30 Jan 1835, d. 20 Jul 1916
MotherAnna Wilhelmine Albers b. 25 Jan 1836, d. 12 Feb 1913
     James Wolffram was the son of Henry Gerald Wolffram and Anna Wilhelmine Albers. James Wolffram died on 19 February 1898 in Monroe Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey, due to a bicycle accident.1,2,3

Citations

  1. [S1630] "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988," index (<https://familysearch.org/>), entry for death of James Wolffram on 19 February 1898, giving date and place.
  2. [S129] Wolfram Family Tree, Rev. Frank Wolfram, SDB.
  3. [S1616] E-mails from Edward M Picklo to Chuck Wolfram, 3 September 2011 to 9 September 2011. Concerning date, placed between 1895 to 1900.

William Woods

M, b. 16 August 1856, d. 21 May 1915
FatherRobert Wood b. 1823, d. 16 Jul 1903
MotherElizabeth Hall b. 1825, d. 20 Nov 1913
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     William Woods was born on 16 August 1856 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1,2 Conflicting evidence states that William Woods was born on 15 August 1856. His gravestone gives this date.3 He was the son of Robert Wood and Elizabeth Hall. On 15 August 1860 his name was also recorded as William Wood.4 He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF), a fraternal organization founded in 1819 promoting world-wide brotherhood and equality under the fatherhood of God.3 William Wood married Mary Elizabeth Bissett, daughter of John Imray Bissett and Hannah Ann Copes, on 1 August 1881 in the parsonage of Richmond Methodist Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The Rev. P. Coombe officated at the ceremony.5,6 William Woods was by profession, an engineer.7,8 He lived on the Boardwalk, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey. They also lived, previous to South Missouri Avenue, at (what would become) #1 Ocean Pier. It is now a shopping mall, located on the Boardwalk, owned by, and across from, Caesar's Hotel and Casino. He lived near in 115 South Missouri Avenue, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey.7 He died at 11:25 p.m. on 21 May 1915 in City Hospital, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, at age 58 years, 9 months and 5 days.9,10 The cause of William's death was given as clinical uremia (a form of kidney failure) caused by injuries suffered in an accidental fall, an "accidental traumatization", on 10 May 1915 at The Million Dollar Pier, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey.7,10
      He was buried on 25 May 1915 in Atlantic City Cemetery, Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey.10
     William was listed as a household member living with Robert Wood in the 1860 Census in 15th ward, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was recorded as being a five year old male born in Pennsylvania4. William was listed as a household member living with Robert Wood on the 1870 Census in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. |He was recorded as a 14-year-old white male who was born in Pennsylvania to parents both of whom were foreign born. His occupation was listed as "attending school" and he had attended school during the previous year11. William Woods appeared in the census enumerated on 4 June 1880 in 1335 Venango Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, living with Robert Wood and Elizabeth Hall as a son. William was recorded as a 23-year-old single white male born in Pennsylvania to parents both of whom were born in Ireland. He was employed as a bolt nicker12. William Woods appeared in the census enumerated on 1895 in Vineland, Landis Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey, as the head of the household. William was recorded as a white native born male between the ages of 20 and 60 years..13 He appeared in the census enumerated on 9 June 1900 at 419 North Boulevard, Vineland Borough, Cumberland County, New Jersey, as the head of the household. He was recorded as being a 43-year-old white male married 19 years born August 1856 in Pennsylvania to parents both of whom were born in Ireland. He was a laborer who worked at the gas works, and he was employed every month of the preceding year. He rented the home in which he was living, and he could speak English, read and write.14. He appeared in the state census enumerated on 2 June 1905 at 116 South Chalfont Avenue, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, as the head of the household. William is recorded as a 49-year-old married white male born August 1856 in Pennsylvania. The birthplaces of both of his parents were given as Maryland. He was renting his home and was employed as an engineer. He was recorded as being able to speak English, read and write.8. He appeared in the census of 1910 at 415 Boardwalk (Katz home), Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, as the head of the household. He was recorded as a 54-year-old married white male who was born in Pennsylvania to parents who were both born in Ireland. It stated that he was naturalized as a citizen of the United States and had immigrated to the United States in 1846. He had been married 28 years in his present marriage. He spoke English, and he could read and write. He was employed as an enginear[sic] at the Pier and was classified as a worker. He was not out of work on the previous April 10th, and had not been unemployed in 1909. He was renting his home.15.

Family

Mary Elizabeth Bissett b. 11 Jul 1861, d. 4 Sep 1937
Children

Citations

  1. [S213] William Woods, New Jersey death certificate unknown number, His date of birth is given as August 16, 1856, born in Phila. Pa., aged 59 yrs. 9 mos. 5 ds., which if correct would have given a birth date of 16 Aug 1855.
  2. [S282] 1905 New Jersey state census, Atlantic County, population schedule, Atlantic City, 2nd Ward, 1st Precinct, enumeration district 5, sheet 2, dwelling 26, family 34, line 24, month, year & state listed. FHL microfilm no. 1688587.
  3. [S1482] William Woods gravestone, Pleasantville Cemetery, Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey.
  4. [S1202] 1860 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania population schedule, Philadelphia, 15th Ward, page 409, dwelling 2567, family 2631, line 3.
  5. [S1658] 'Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985," database, Ancestry.com, entry for William Wood and Mary Elizth Bissett marriage, 1 August 1881.
  6. [S122] Woods family, genealogy, 1966, revised 4 June 1976 Charles W. Wolfram.
  7. [S130] Evening Union, 22 May 1915.
  8. [S282] 1905 New Jersey state census, Atlantic County, population schedule, Atlantic City, 2nd Ward, 1st Precinct, enumeration district 5, sheet 2, dwelling 26, family 34, line 24. FHL microfilm no. 1688587.
  9. [S130] Evening Union, 22 May 1915, 8.
  10. [S213] William Woods, New Jersey death certificate unknown number.
  11. [S646] 1870 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, 15th Ward, 47th District, page 93, dwelling 604, family 711, line 18.
  12. [S222] 1880 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, enumeration district no. 520, supervisor's district no. 1, line 21.
  13. [S249] 1895 New Jersey state census, Cumberland County, population schedule, Landis Township, Vineland borough, page 51, dwelling 338, family 368. FHL microfilm 888654.
  14. [S444] 1900 U.S. census, Cumberland County, New Jersey, population schedule, Vineland Borough, enumeration district no. 146, supervisor's district no. 6, sheet 10A, dwelling 227, family 247, line 44.
  15. [S644] 1910 U.S. census, Atlantic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Atlantic City, 4th ward, 2nd precinct, enumeration district no. 21, supervisor's district no. 2, sheet no. 5A, page stamped 133, dwelling 67, family 67, line 32.

Mary Elizabeth Bissett1,2

F, b. 11 July 1861, d. 4 September 1937
FatherJohn Imray Bissett1 b. 2 Oct 1827, d. 17 May 1905
MotherHannah Ann Copes1 b. 24 Apr 1832, d. 25 Oct 1907
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Mary Elizabeth Bissett was born on 11 July 1861 in 223 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Both she and her twin sister Martha were delivered by E. S. Rickards M.D.3,4,5,1,6,7 Mary Elizabeth Bissett was the daughter of John Imray Bissett and Hannah Ann Copes.1 Mary Elizabeth Bissett married William Wood, son of Robert Wood and Elizabeth Hall, on 1 August 1881 in the parsonage of Richmond Methodist Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The Rev. P. Coombe officated at the ceremony.2,8 Mary was listed as a member of a church in Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church, Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey, on 1 February 1915. She was received by letter and the pastor receiving her into membership was John W. Nicholson.9,10 She was a Methodist, and she joined Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church in Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey, on 1 February 1915. She joined by certificate of transfer from another Methodist church and was received into membership by the Rev. John W. Nichelson.10,11 She lived on 1 February 1915 at 9 South Fourth street, Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey.10,9 She was employed by a hosiery mill in January 1920 in Atlantic County, New Jersey.12 She died on 4 September 1937 at 15 South Fourth Street, Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey at age 76 years, 1 month and 24 days.13,14 The cause of Mary's death was several strokes and chronic myocarditis.14 Her obituary appeared in The Atlantic City Press, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, on 5 September 1937. It read:
     MRS. MARY WOODS
Mrs. Mary Woods, after a two months' illness during which she suffered several strokes, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry G. Kline, 15 S. 4th st., Pleasantville.
She was the widow of the late William Woods, formerly an officer on the Million Dollar Pier, who was killed in a fall 21 years ago. Mrs. Woods was born in Philadelphia and at one time was a resident of this resort.
She was a member of Wesley M.E. Church, and the Lucy Webb Hayes Council, No. 12, S and D. of Vineland, who have been invited to attend funeral services in Parsell's Funeral Parlor, 18 W. Washington av. at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Dr. Leslie L. Hand will officiate.
Mrs. Woods is survived by Mrs. Kline, another daughter, Mrs. William Halteman, Northfield, and one son, Charles F. Woods, Pleasantville; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Friends may call Monday evening. Interment will be in Pleasantville Cemetery.13 She was buried on 7 September 1937 in Atlantic City Cemetery, Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey.14,13

     Mary Elizabeth Bissett appeared in the census enumerated on 25 June 1870 at Put house, Philadelphia, 2nd ward, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, living with John Imray Bissett and Hannah Ann Copes. She was recorded as being an eight year old white female born in Pennsylvania to a foreign born father. She had attended school during the previous year, and her occupation was given as "at school"15. Mary Elizabeth Bissett was listed as a boarder in the 1880 census report in Camden, Camden County, New Jersey, on 17 June 1880. She was living in the household of William Chaniah, and was recorded as a 19-year-old single white female who was born in Pennsylvania to a father who was born in Scotland and a mother who was born in Pennsylvania. Her occupation was listed as "housework".16 Mary Elizabeth Woods appeared in the state census enumerated on 1895 in Vineland, Landis Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey, in the household of William Woods. Mary was recorded as a white native born female between the ages of 20 and 60 years.17 Mary Elizabeth Woods appeared in the census enumerated on 9 June 1900 at 419 North Boulevard, Vineland Borough, Cumberland County, New Jersey, as the wife of the head of the household. She was recorded as being a 38-year-old white female born July 1861 in Pennsylvania to a father who was born in Scotland and a mother who was born in Pennsylvania. She had been married 19 years, the mother of three children, all then living. She could speak English, read and write.18 She appeared in the state census enumerated on 2 June 1905 in 116 South Chalfont Avenue, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, in the household of William Woods. Mary is recorded as a 44-year-old single white female born July 1861 in Pennsylvania. Her father was listed as being born in Scotland and her mother in Pennsylvania. She was recorded as being able to speak English, read and write.19 Mary Elizabeth Bissett appeared in the census of 1910 at 415 Boardwalk (Katz home), Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, as the wife of the head of the household. She was recorded as being a 48-year-old married white female, married 28 years in her present marriage, and the mother of three children, all of them living. She was born in Pennsylvania to a father who was born in Ireland and a mother who was born in Pennsylvania. It was recorded that she immigrated in 1840 (could be 1890 or 1800). She could speak English, read and write. She employed at home, in the business of housework, she had not been unemployed on the previous April 10th, and had not been unemployed in 1909.20.
     Mary Elizabeth Bissett appeared on the state census enumerated on 21 June 1915 in 115a Missouri Avenue, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey. Mary is recorded as being a white widowed 54-year-old female born in July 1861 in Pennsylvania. It records that her father was born in Scotland and her mother in Pennsylvania. Her occupation is listed as a housekeeper, she could speak English and could read and write. She was renting her home.21. Enumerated with her, at the same residence, was a William Everet, a white, male 48-year-old widower whose occupation was listed as a bartender. He was born in 1867 in Pennsylvania, as were both of his parents.22. At the same address were two other families, one consisting of Mary Sweeney, a 30-year-old housewife born in Ireland with her 13-year-old daughter Mary and two sons, Matthew, aged 12 years, and Edward, aged 10 years.23 The other family, at 115B, was Jerome and Minnie Smith, with Samuel Kent. Jerome was a 38-year-old fisherman and Minnie was a 27-year-old housewife, both born in New Jersey. Samuel was a 53-year-old janitor.24. The whereabouts of Mary's daughter Ida is unknown; she was not enumerated at this address, although she might have been there. Mary was listed as a mother-in-law in Henry G Kline's household on the 1920 Census at 124 North Second Street, Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey. She was recorded as a 59-year-old widowed white female born in Pennsylvania of a father born in Scotland and mother born in Pennsylvania. Her father's native language was Scotch. She could speak English, read and write. She was a wage worker employed in a hosiery mill, and her occupation was given as a mender.25. Mary Elizabeth Bissett appeared in the census enumerated on 25 April 1930 in 15 South Fourth Street, apartment 1, Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey, living with Henry G Kline and May Woods as a mother-in-law. She was recorded as a 68-year-old widowed white female who was born in Pennsylvania to a father who was born in Scotland and a mother who was born in Pennsylvania. She had not attended school since September 1929 and was she was able to read and write. She could speak English. Her occupation was recorded as "none"26.

Family

William Woods b. 16 Aug 1856, d. 21 May 1915
Children

Citations

  1. [S490] Martha W. & Mary E. Bissett entry, Philadelphia City Births 1861: Book 2, page 253, line 21. FHL microfilm 1289306.
  2. [S1658] 'Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985," database, Ancestry.com, entry for William Wood and Mary Elizth Bissett marriage, 1 August 1881.
  3. [S97] The Press, 5 September 1937, city referenced.
  4. [S177] 1920 U.S. census, Atlantic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Pleasantville City, first ward, enumeration district no. 54, supervisor's district no. 2, sheet 23, dwelling 544, family 568, She is listed as born in Pennsylvania and as 59 years old.
  5. [S282] 1905 New Jersey state census, Atlantic County, population schedule, Atlantic City, 2nd Ward, 1st Precinct, enumeration district 5, sheet 2, dwelling 26, family 34, line 25, month, year & state listed. FHL microfilm no. 1688587.
  6. [S639] 1870 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, 2nd Ward, 4th District, page 54, dwelling 281, family 390, line 11, age given as 8, birthplace Penna.
  7. [S638] 1880 U.S. census, Camden County, New Jersey, population schedule, Camden, 8th Ward, 1st Precinct, enumeration district no. 56, supervisor's district no. 3, page 34, dwelling 21, family 25, line 37, "age given as 19, birthplace Pa."
  8. [S122] Woods family, genealogy, 1966, revised 4 June 1976 Charles W. Wolfram.
  9. [S1708] Book 1, Wesley Methodist Church, 1904-1918: pgs. 164-165, line 24, image 55 of 408 images, Ancestry.com. "Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985."
  10. [S1707] Book 5, Wesley Methodist Church, 1918-1957: line 6, Members in Full Connection, Mary Woods entry, image 344 of 408 images, Ancestry.com. "Pennslyvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985," reel 1101.
  11. [S97] The Press, 5 September 1937, that she was a member of Wesley Methodist.
  12. [S177] 1920 U.S. census, Atlantic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Pleasantville City, first ward, enumeration district no. 54, supervisor's district no. 2, sheet 23, dwelling 544, family 568.
  13. [S97] The Press, 5 September 1937.
  14. [S149] Mary Woods, death certificate,.
  15. [S639] 1870 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, 2nd Ward, 4th District, page 54, dwelling 281, family 390, line 11.
  16. [S638] 1880 U.S. census, Camden County, New Jersey, population schedule, Camden, 8th Ward, 1st Precinct, enumeration district no. 56, supervisor's district no. 3, page 34, dwelling 21, family 25, line 37.
  17. [S249] 1895 New Jersey state census, Cumberland County, population schedule, Landis Township, Vineland borough, page 51, dwelling 338, family 368. FHL microfilm 888654.
  18. [S444] 1900 U.S. census, Cumberland County, New Jersey, population schedule, Vineland Borough, enumeration district no. 146, supervisor's district no. 6, sheet 10A, dwelling 227, family 247, line 45.
  19. [S282] 1905 New Jersey state census, Atlantic County, population schedule, Atlantic City, 2nd Ward, 1st Precinct, enumeration district 5, sheet 2, dwelling 26, family 34, line 25. FHL microfilm no. 1688587.
  20. [S644] 1910 U.S. census, Atlantic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Atlantic City, 4th ward, 2nd precinct, enumeration district no. 21, supervisor's district no. 2, sheet no. 5A, page stamped 133, dwelling 67, family 67, line 33.
  21. [S270] 1915 New Jersey state census, Atlantic County, population schedule, Atlantic City, Fourth Ward, Third Precinct, line 88. FHL microfilm no. 1465501.
  22. [S270] 1915 New Jersey state census, Atlantic County, population schedule, Atlantic City, Fourth Ward, Third Precinct, line 89. FHL microfilm no. 1465501.
  23. [S274] 1915 New Jersey state census, Atlantic County, population schedule, Atlantic City, Fourth Ward, Third Precinct, , lines 84-87. FHL microfilm 1465501.
  24. [S182] 1915 New Jersey state census, Atlantic County, population schedule, Atlantic City, Fourth Ward, Third Precinct, , lines 90-92. FHL microfilm 1465501.
  25. [S177] 1920 U.S. census, Atlantic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Pleasantville City, first ward, enumeration district no. 54, supervisor's district no. 2, sheet 23, dwelling 544, family 568, line 18.
  26. [S607] 1930 U.S. census, Atlantic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Pleasantville City, 2nd Ward, enumeration district no. 67, supervisor's district no. 13, sheet 23A, dwelling 597, family 623, line 48.

May Woods

F, b. 5 May 1884, d. 7 February 1943
FatherWilliam Woods b. 16 Aug 1856, d. 21 May 1915
MotherMary Elizabeth Bissett b. 11 Jul 1861, d. 4 Sep 1937
     May Woods was born on 5 May 1884 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3 She was the daughter of William Woods and Mary Elizabeth Bissett. May Woods was also known as Hannah May Woods.4,5 May Woods was also known as Hannah M. Woods.6 She married Henry G Kline, son of William C. Kline and Hattie Grimley, on 8 June 1905 in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey.7,8 May Kline and Henry were listed as members of a church at Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church, Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey, on 16 February 1913. They were received into membership on that date by certificate of transfer and the pastor receiving them was E A Wells.9,10,11 May Kline and Henry lived in 1920 in 124 North Second Street, Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey.12,13 May Kline and Henry lived on 20 May 1920 in 9 South Fourth street, Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey.14,11,15 May Woods lived at 15 South Fourth Street, Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey. She died of pneumonia on 7 February 1943 at 15 South Fourth Street, Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey, at age 58 years, 9 months and 2 days.16,17,18,1 She was buried on 10 February 1943 in Atlantic City Cemetery, Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey.19,1
     May Woods appeared on the state census of 1895 in Vineland, Landis Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey, living with William Woods. Hannah M. was recorded as a white native born female between the ages of five and 20 years.20 Hannah M. Woods appeared on the census enumerated on 9 June 1900 at 419 North Boulevard, Vineland Borough, Cumberland County, New Jersey, living with William Woods and Mary Elizabeth Woods as a daughter. She was recorded as being a 16-year-old single white female who was born May 1889 in Pennsylvania to parents both of whom were born in Pennsylvania. She could speak English, read and write, and had attended school for nine months.6 May Woods appeared on the state census enumerated on 2 June 1905 at 116 South Chalfont Avenue, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, living with William Woods. May is listed with the name Hannah M., and was recorded as a 21-year-old single white female born May 1884 in Pennsylvania. The 4 in 1884 and the 1 in 21 replaced what were originally 1881 and 24, which was what the enumerator first wrote. Both of her parents were listed as born in Pennsylvania. She could speak English, read and write.21 Hannah was listed as Henry G Kline's wife on the 1910 Census in 2107 Boardwalk Avenue, Atlantic City, 4th Ward, 2nd Precinct, Atlantic County, New Jersey. She was recorded as being a 25-year-old white female who was born in Pennsylvania to parents both of whom were born in Pennsylvania. She was married and had been for five years, being the mother of one child who was then still living. She was employed with housework in the home. She could speak English, read and write. She was working on her own account, not out of work on April 10th and had not been out of work the previous year22. May Kline was listed as a resident in the Henry G Kline census report at 49 Pleasant Avenue, Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey, in June 1915. She was recorded as a 30-year-old white married female born in May 1885. Her occupation was listed as housewife, she could speak English, read and write. She was born in Pennsylvania, as were both of her parents.23 H. May Kline was listed as Henry G Kline's wife on the 1920 Census at 124 North Second Street, Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey. She was recorded as a 35-year-old married white female who was born in Pennsylvania to parents both of whom were born in Pennsylvania. She could speak English, read and write. Her occupation was given as "none."24. May Woods appeared in the census enumerated on 25 April 1930 in 15 South Fourth Street, apartment 1, Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey, as the wife of the head of the household. She was recorded as a 45-year-old married white female who was born in Pennsylvania to parents both of whom were born in Pennsylvania. She was 21-years-old at the time of her first marriage. She had not attended school since September 1929 and she could read and write. She could speak English. Her occupation was recorded as "none"25.

Family

Henry G Kline b. 3 Sep 1880, d. 8 Oct 1949
Child
  • Delma May Kline b. 2 Dec 1907, d. 26 Jul 1969

Citations

  1. [S150] May Kline death record.
  2. [S177] 1920 U.S. census, Atlantic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Pleasantville City, first ward, enumeration district no. 54, supervisor's district no. 2, sheet 23, dwelling 544, family 568, She is listed as born in Pennsylvania and as 35 years old.
  3. [S269] 1915 New Jersey state census, Atlantic County, population schedule, Pleasantville, first ward, sheet 16, dwelling 404, family 404, line 32, May 1885 Penna.. FHL microfilm no. 1465502.
  4. [S177] 1920 U.S. census, Atlantic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Pleasantville City, first ward, enumeration district no. 54, supervisor's district no. 2, sheet 23, dwelling 544, family 568, Her name is recorded as H. May.
  5. [S249] 1895 New Jersey state census, Cumberland County, population schedule, Landis Township, Vineland borough, page 51, dwelling 338, family 368, line 1511, her name is recorded as Hannah M.. FHL microfilm 888654.
  6. [S444] 1900 U.S. census, Cumberland County, New Jersey, population schedule, Vineland Borough, enumeration district no. 146, supervisor's district no. 6, sheet 10A, dwelling 227, family 247, line 47.
  7. [S137] Interview, June D. Bolton, 17 April 2000---conversation.
  8. [S122] Woods family, genealogy, 1966, revised 4 June 1976 Charles W. Wolfram, date only.
  9. [S1710] Book 4, Record of Full Membership, 1926-1931: 292-293, lines 5-6, images 242 and 243 of 408 images, Wesley Methodist Episopal Church. Online at Ancestry.com.
  10. [S1708] Book 1, Wesley Methodist Church, 1904-1918: pgs. 98-99, line 9, image 36 of 408 images, Ancestry.com. "Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985."
  11. [S1707] Book 5, Wesley Methodist Church, 1918-1957: lines 11 & 12, Members in Full Connection, Harry and May Kline entries, image 307 of 408 images, Ancestry.com. "Pennslyvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985," reel 1101.
  12. [S1709] Book 3, Wesley Methodist Church, 1918-1926: 124-125, lines 5, 6 and 11, Record of Full Membership, image 144 of 408 images, Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, reel 1101.
  13. [S177] 1920 U.S. census, Atlantic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Pleasantville City, first ward, enumeration district no. 54, supervisor's district no. 2, sheet 23, dwelling 544, family 568, lines 15-17.
  14. [S1707] Book 5, Wesley Methodist Church, 1918-1957: line 20, Alphabetical List of Full Members, image 281 of 408, Ancestry.com. "Pennslyvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985," reel 1101.
  15. [S1710] Book 4, Record of Full Membership, 1926-1931: 292-293, lines 5-7, images 242 and 243 of 408 images, Wesley Methodist Episopal Church. Online at Ancestry.com.
  16. [S46] "Family Diary,", 38, 'Aunt May died on Sun. Eve. Feb. 7, 1943, Buried Feb. 10--1943.'
  17. [S75] Letter, June D. Bolton to Charles W. Wolfram, September 10, 1999.
  18. [S122] Woods family, genealogy, 1966, revised 4 June 1976 Charles W. Wolfram.
  19. [S46] "Family Diary,", 38, 'Aunt May died on Sun. Eve Feb. 7 1943, Buried Feb 10---1943.'
  20. [S249] 1895 New Jersey state census, Cumberland County, population schedule, Landis Township, Vineland borough, page 51, dwelling 338, family 368. FHL microfilm 888654.
  21. [S282] 1905 New Jersey state census, Atlantic County, population schedule, Atlantic City, 2nd Ward, 1st Precinct, enumeration district 5, sheet 2, dwelling 26, family 34, line 27. FHL microfilm no. 1688587.
  22. [S1316] 1910 U.S. census, Atlantic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Atlantic City, 4th ward, 2nd precinct, enumeration district no. 21, supervisor's district no. 2, stamped 133, sheet 5, dwelling 73, family 73, line 51.
  23. [S269] 1915 New Jersey state census, Atlantic County, population schedule, Pleasantville, first ward, sheet 16, dwelling 404, family 404. FHL microfilm no. 1465502.
  24. [S177] 1920 U.S. census, Atlantic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Pleasantville City, first ward, enumeration district no. 54, supervisor's district no. 2, sheet 23, dwelling 544, family 568, line 16.
  25. [S607] 1930 U.S. census, Atlantic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Pleasantville City, 2nd Ward, enumeration district no. 67, supervisor's district no. 13, sheet 23A, dwelling 597, family 623, line 46.

Charles Francis Woods

M, b. 29 January 1884, d. 8 October 1949
FatherWilliam Woods b. 16 Aug 1856, d. 21 May 1915
MotherMary Elizabeth Bissett b. 11 Jul 1861, d. 4 Sep 1937
     Charles Francis Woods was born on 29 January 1884 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3,4 He was also listed as being born on 29 January 1882 in Pennsylvania.5,6 He was the son of William Woods and Mary Elizabeth Bissett. Charles Francis Woods was also known as Charles F. Woods.7 He married Isabelle Ruth MacLennan, daughter of William MacLennan and Margaret Scarbough, on 29 October 1907 in Revere, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. P L Kleanson, minister of the Gospel.8,9 On 29 October 1907 his name was also recorded as Charles Thomas Woods.10 Charles's occupation was as a collector for the South Jersey Gas Company.11,12 As of 11 April 1930, his name was recorded as Frank Woods. Francis was his middle name, but nobody is known to have called him Frank. This was the name recorded in the 130 census. How the census enumerator got the name Frank is unknown. He was described by his grandniece, June Bishop Bolton as a "crackerjack," a very funny man with a terrific sense of humor. He was a Methodist, belonging to Wesley Methodist Church, Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey.11 He and Isabelle lived in 1949 in RFD Box 406, Pleasantville Terrace, Atlantic County, New Jersey.11,13 Charles Francis Woods died at 4:31 am on 8 October 1949 in U.S. Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, at age 65 years, 8 months and 9 days.2,3,11 He was also reported to have died incorrectly on 9 October 1949 in U.S. Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.14 His obituary appeared in The Atlantic City Press, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, on circa 10 October 1949. It read:
     CHARLES WOODS
Charles Woods, 65, of Pleasantville Terrace, died on Saturday morning in the U.S. Naval Hospital in Philadelphia, a few hours after his brother-in-law, Harry G. Kline, died at his home in Pleasantville.
Mr. Woods for many years was employed by the South Jersey Gas Co.
He was a member of the John Jacob Astor Camp.
Surviving are his wife, Isabella; a son, Lawrence, of Portsmouth, Va; three daughters, Mrs. Almira Mathews, of Oceanville; Mrs. Ruth Ammon, and Miss Margaret Woods, both of Plainfield; and one grandchild.
The Rev. Edward Elliott, of the Pleasantville Baptist Church, will officate at services at 2 P.M. on Wednesday.11 He was also reported to have died on 11 October 1949.15 The cause of Charles's death was arteriosclerotic heart diseae which was due to genealized arteriosclerosis.2
     Charles Francis Woods was buried on 12 October 1949 in Absecon Presbyterian Cemetery, Absecon, Atlantic County, New Jersey.2,16
     Charles Francis Woods appeared on the state census of 1895 in Vineland, Landis Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey, living with William Woods. Charles was recorded with the middle initial of F. as a white native born male between the ages of five and 20 years.17 Charles F. Woods appeared on the census enumerated on 9 June 1900 in 419 North Boulevard, Vineland Borough, Cumberland County, New Jersey, living with William Woods and Mary Elizabeth Woods as a son. He was recorded as being an 18-year-old single white male who was born in January 1882 in Pennsylvania to parents both of whom were born in Pennsylvania. He could speak English, read and write. He was employed as an apprentice in the United States Navy, and was not unemployed in any month of the preceding year.7 Charles Francis Woods appeared on the state census enumerated on 2 June 1905 in 116 South Chalfont Avenue, Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, living with William Woods. Charles, who was recorded with the middle initial of F., was recorded as a 23-year-old single white male born January 1882 in Pennsylvania. Both of his parents were listed as born in Pennsylvania. He was employed as a plumber, and could speak English, read and write.18 Charles Francis Woods appeared in the census enumerated on 1910 at 415 Boardwalk (Katz home), Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, as the head of the household. The enumerator first listed him as the son of William Woods, then crossed it out and listed him as the head of household. F. Charles was recorded as a 27-year-old married white male, who had been married two years in his present marriage. He was recorded as the mother of one child, living. He was born in Pennsylvania to parents both of whom were born in Pennsylvania. He could speak English, read and write. He was renting the home in which he was living. He was classified as a worker who had not been out of work on the previous April 10th or during 1909. He was employed by the Gas company as a 19. He appeared on the census enumerated on June 1915 at 35 Third Street, Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey. Charles is recorded as a 31-year-old white married male born in January 1884 in Pennsylvania. It records that his father was born in Pennsylvania and his mother in New Jersey. He was employed as a fitter. He could speak English, read and write. He was renting his home4. Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census in Deliala Road, Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey. Charles was recorded as a 36-year-old married white male who was born in Pennsylvania to parents both of whom were born in Pennsylvania. He could speak English, read and write. He was employed as a gas filter, working for the gas company, and wass classified as a wage worker. He rented the home in which he was living.. He appeared in the census enumerated on 11 April 1930 at 516 Washington Avenue, Pleasantville, Atlantic County, New Jersey, as the head of the household. He was recorded as a 44-year-old married white male who was born in Pennsylvania to parents both of whom were born in Pennsylvania. He was married for the first time when he was 22 years old. He was renting the home in which he was living; he was not living on a farm; and he paid $20 per month in rent. The house had a radio. He was employed as a collector for the gas company. He was actually employed the previous day, and was classified as a wage worker. He was able to read and write and had not attended school since September 1929. He was not a veteran of the armed services20.

Family

Isabelle Ruth MacLennan b. Aug 1888, d. 20 Oct 1954
Children
  • Alverna Francis Woods b. 2 Jul 1909, d. 14 Jan 1983
  • Lawrence Edgar Woods b. 16 Aug 1911, d. 4 Feb 1979
  • Ruth Mary Woods b. 1 Jan 1915, d. 3 Oct 1983
  • Margaret E Woods b. 14 Mar 1918, d. 4 Feb 1958

Citations

  1. [S1906] Revere, Massachusetts Marriage Book: page 379, no. 118, gives age of 23 years and place as Phila., Pa.
  2. [S1909] Charles Francis Woods, Pennsylvania death certificate 92422.
  3. [S1907] Charles F Woods gravestone marker, Absecon Presbyterian Cemetery, Absecon, New Jersey, date given.
  4. [S275] 1915 New Jersey state census, Atlantic County, population schedule, Pleasantville, first ward, dwelling 395, family 395, line 82. FHL microfilm no. 1465502.
  5. [S122] Woods family, genealogy, 1966, revised 4 June 1976 Charles W. Wolfram, date only.
  6. [S282] 1905 New Jersey state census, Atlantic County, population schedule, Atlantic City, 2nd Ward, 1st Precinct, enumeration district 5, sheet 2, dwelling 26, family 34, line 26, month, year & state listed. FHL microfilm no. 1688587.
  7. [S444] 1900 U.S. census, Cumberland County, New Jersey, population schedule, Vineland Borough, enumeration district no. 146, supervisor's district no. 6, sheet 10A, dwelling 227, family 247, line 46.
  8. [S1906] Revere, Massachusetts Marriage Book: 379, no. 118.
  9. [S122] Woods family, genealogy, 1966, revised 4 June 1976 Charles W. Wolfram.
  10. [S1906] Revere, Massachusetts Marriage Book: page 379, no. 118.
  11. [S266] The Atlantic City Press, 9 or 10 October 1949.
  12. [S605] 1930 U.S. census, Atlantic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Pleasantville City, 1st Ward, enumeration district no. 62, supervisor district no. 13, sheet 9B, dwelling 203, family 203, line 94.
  13. [S1909] Charles Francis Woods, Pennsylvania death certificate 92422, RFD box.
  14. [S46] "Family Diary,", 41, 'Brother Chas Woods died Oct 9/49. Heart.'
  15. [S75] Letter, June D. Bolton to Charles W. Wolfram, September 10, 1999, 'Oct. 11, 1948 is the date in mother's little black diary.'
  16. [S1907] Charles F Woods gravestone marker, Absecon Presbyterian Cemetery, Absecon, New Jersey.
  17. [S249] 1895 New Jersey state census, Cumberland County, population schedule, Landis Township, Vineland borough, page 51, dwelling 338, family 368. FHL microfilm 888654.
  18. [S282] 1905 New Jersey state census, Atlantic County, population schedule, Atlantic City, 2nd Ward, 1st Precinct, enumeration district 5, sheet 2, dwelling 26, family 34, line 26. FHL microfilm no. 1688587.
  19. [S645] 1910 U.S. census, Atlantic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Atlantic City, 4th ward, 2nd precinct, enumeration district no. 21, supervisor's district no. 2, sheet 5A, dwelling 68, family 68, line 36.
  20. [S605] 1930 U.S. census, Atlantic County, New Jersey, population schedule, Pleasantville City, 1st Ward, enumeration district no. 62, supervisor district no. 13, sheet 9B, dwelling 203, family 203, line 93.

Robert Wood1,2

M, b. 1823, d. 16 July 1903
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Robert Wood was born in 1823 in Ireland.3,1 Robert Wood was also known as Robert Woods He changed his name after coming to America, presumably so the name sounds more "Orange."4 He possibly immigrated on 26 June 1840 on the ship Champlain. This is one of two possible dates of immigration.5 He married Elizabeth Hall.6 Robert Wood might have immigrated on 25 August 1848 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, on the ship Shenandoah. The ship departed from Liverpool.7 He possibly immigrated in 1854 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.5 He was a laborer.8,9,10,11,12 He and Elizabeth lived in 1863 at 27th above Hase avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.13 Robert Wood and Elizabeth lived in 1864 at 516 Pierce, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.14 Robert Wood purchased a cemetery plot for $40 in Mount Moriah Cemetery Association, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, on 7 September 1869. He bought it on the same day that his son Samuel died.15 He and Elizabeth lived in 1880 at 1335 Venango Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.16,10 Robert Wood and Elizabeth lived at 2793 Kirkbride Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.17 Robert Wood died on 16 July 1903 in Frankford Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, at age 80 years. He died of burns received in a house fire, caused by his smoking in a closet. Due to his advanced age he didn't realize what had happened until the family awoke and smelled the smoke. The Fire Department Station on the corner of Kirkbride and Richmond Streets was sent to a street sounding like Buck instead of the Buck home. He was one of the first persons admitted to Frankford Hospital.3,4 The cause of Robert's death was given as burns received.3 His obituary appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, on 19 July 1903. It read:
WOODS--Suddenly on July 16, 1903, ROBERT WOODS, husband of ELIZABETH WOODS---Relatives and friends of family, also Constitutional Lodge, No. 15, A P A, are respectfully invited to attend funeral, on Sunday, at 2 o'clock, from his son-in-law's residence, William R. Buck, 2792 Kirkbride st., Bridesburg. Internment at Presbyterian Vault, Bridesburg.18 He was buried on 21 July 1903 in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.19,20,5,21
     Robert was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census in 15th ward, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was recorded as being a 30-year-old male, a laborer, who was born in Ireland8. Robert was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was recorded as a 45-year-old white male who was born in Ireland and whose occupation is listed as a common laborer. Both of his parents were of foreign birth. He was recorded as a male citizen of the United States of at least 21 years of age. He could not read or write22. He appeared in the census with his wife enumerated on 4 June 1880 at 1335 Venango Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, as the head of the household. He was recorded as a 55-year-old married white male, employed as a laborer. He was born in Ireland, as were his parents, and he was unable to read or write. He was ill or disabled on the day the census was enumerated23. Living with them were their children William, Charles, Katherine and Lillian Marion Woods. Robert was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census in 3535 Belfor street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was recorded as being a 72-year-old white male who was born February 1828 in Ireland to parents both of whom were born in Ireland. He had been married 50 years. He immigrated to the United States in 1850, had resided here 50 years and was a naturalized citizen. He could not read or write English, but he spoke it. His occupation was given as a day laborer, and he was 12 months not unemployed during the previous year. He was renting the house in which he lived.24.

Family

Elizabeth Hall b. 1825, d. 20 Nov 1913
Children

Citations

  1. [S213] William Woods, New Jersey death certificate unknown number.
  2. [S221] Wood cemetery deed, Book B, page 377, deed no. 7632, This is unmistakable proof that the name was WOOD; it is repeated throughout the deed.
  3. [S36] Robert Woods, Philadelphia, Pa. death return 1629.
  4. [S132] Robert Woods, World Family Tree Family Archive 4.
  5. [S220] William M. Heller, "Robert & Elizabeth WOODS family group sheets", Researched from original records (census, vital & burial records, newspapers) and family memories.
  6. [S132] Robert Woods & Elizabeth, World Family Tree Family Archive 4.
  7. [S1685] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1800-1882.
  8. [S1202] 1860 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania population schedule, Philadelphia, 15th Ward, page 408, dwelling 2567, family 2631, line 39.
  9. [S646] 1870 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, 15th Ward, 47th District, page 93, dwelling 604, family 711.
  10. [S222] 1880 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, enumeration district no. 520, supervisor's district no. 1.
  11. [S924] McElroy's Philadephia City directory for 1863, 825, under the name of Robert WOODS. FHL microfilm 1377252.
  12. [S925] McElroy's Philadephia City directory for 1864, 816, this is the only Robert Wood or Woods listed as a laborer. FHL microfilm 1377252.
  13. [S924] McElroy's Philadephia City directory for 1863, 825, this is the only Robert WOOD or WOODS listed as a laborer, which description matches the occupation given in the 1870 and 1880 censuses. FHL microfilm 1377252.
  14. [S925] McElroy's Philadephia City directory for 1864, 816, this is the only Robert Wood or Woods listed as a laborer, which description matches the occupation given in the 1870 and 1880 censuses. FHL microfilm 1377252.
  15. [S221] Wood cemetery deed, Book B, page 377, deed no. 7632.
  16. [S132] Robert Woods entry, World Family Tree Family Archive 4.
  17. [S45] Elizabeth Woods, Pennsylvania death certificate 116693.
  18. [S1498] The Philadelphia Inquirer, 19 July 1903.
  19. [S1809] Mount Moriah Cemetery, Register of Internments, p 573, no. 74673, gives date of burial as July 21, 1903.
  20. [S36] Robert Woods, Philadelphia, Pa. death return 1629, This lists a date of 19 July as the burial date. The 19th was a Sunday, and graves would not be opened on a Sunday.
  21. [S221] Wood cemetery deed, Book B, page 377, deed no. 7632, John Rose presented deed 18 July 1903 for authorization to inter remains.
  22. [S646] 1870 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, 15th Ward, 47th District, page 93, dwelling 604, family 711, line 14.
  23. [S222] 1880 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, enumeration district no. 520, supervisor's district no. 1, line 19.
  24. [S1682] 1900 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, 25th ward, enumeration district no. 584, supervisor's district no. 1, sheet 138A, dwelling 30, family 30, line 33.
  25. [S1202] 1860 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania population schedule, Philadelphia, 15th Ward, page 409, dwelling 2567, family 2631, line 2.
  26. [S646] 1870 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, 15th Ward, 47th District, page 93, dwelling 604, family 711, line 16.
  27. [S646] 1870 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, 15th Ward, 47th District, page 93, dwelling 604, family 711, line 17.

Elizabeth Hall1

F, b. 1825, d. 20 November 1913
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Elizabeth Hall was born in 1825 in Ireland.2,3 Elizabeth Hall was also known as Eliza J Woods.4 She married Robert Wood.5 On 15 August 1860 her name was also recorded as Lizzie Wood. Elizabeth Hall and Robert lived in 1863 at 27th above Hase avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.6 Elizabeth Hall and Robert lived in 1864 at 516 Pierce, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.7 Elizabeth Hall and Robert lived in 1880 at 1335 Venango Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.8,9 Elizabeth Hall and Robert lived at 2793 Kirkbride Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.2 Elizabeth Hall died on 20 November 1913 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, at age 88 years.2 She was buried on 23 November 1913 in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.2,10,11
     Lizzie was listed as a household member living with Robert Wood in the 1860 Census in 15th ward, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. She was recorded as being a 35-year-old female who was born in Ireland12. Eliza was listed as a household member living with Robert Wood on the 1870 Census in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. She was recorded as being a 42-year-old white female born in Ireland to parents both of whom were foreign born. It recorded that she could not write. Her occupation was listed as "keeping house"4. Elizabeth Hall appeared in the census enumerated on 4 June 1880 at 1335 Venango Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, as the wife of the head of the household. Elizabeth was recorded as a 55-year-old married white female, employed as "keeping house." She was recorded as born in Ireland, as were both of her parents. She could not read or write13. Elizabeth was listed as Robert Wood's wife on the 1900 Census in 3535 Belfor street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. She was recorded as being a 70-year-old married white female who was born January 1830 in Ireland to parents both of whom were born in Ireland. She was married for 50 years and was the mother of ten children, three of them then living. She had immigrated to the United States in 1850 and had resided here for 50 years. She spoke English and could not read or write.14. Elizabeth Hall appeared in the census enumerated on 20 April 1910 in 2789 Kirkbride Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, living with William Ray Buck as a mother-in-law. She was recorded as an 84-year-old widowed white female who was born in Ireland to parents both of whom were born in Ireland. In the field for number of years married the number 182? (possibly a 6) appears, which I presume is her year of birth. Her occupation was given as "none." She could speak English, and in the fields of being able to read and write, although the space is small and the ink is great, it appears that they both say yes (a y is evident in both fields) although it looks as if there is an 0 in the read field and a s in the write field.15

Family

Robert Wood b. 1823, d. 16 Jul 1903
Children

Citations

  1. [S213] William Woods, New Jersey death certificate unknown number, maiden name of mother: Elizabeth Hall, information supplied by her daughter-in-law Mary BISSETT.
  2. [S45] Elizabeth Woods, Pennsylvania death certificate 116693.
  3. [S213] William Woods, New Jersey death certificate unknown number.
  4. [S646] 1870 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, 15th Ward, 47th District, page 93, dwelling 604, family 711, line 15.
  5. [S132] Robert Woods & Elizabeth, World Family Tree Family Archive 4.
  6. [S924] McElroy's Philadephia City directory for 1863, 825, this is the only Robert WOOD or WOODS listed as a laborer, which description matches the occupation given in the 1870 and 1880 censuses. FHL microfilm 1377252.
  7. [S925] McElroy's Philadephia City directory for 1864, 816, this is the only Robert Wood or Woods listed as a laborer, which description matches the occupation given in the 1870 and 1880 censuses. FHL microfilm 1377252.
  8. [S132] Robert Woods entry, World Family Tree Family Archive 4.
  9. [S222] 1880 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, enumeration district no. 520, supervisor's district no. 1.
  10. [S1809] Mount Moriah Cemetery, Register of Internments, p 583, no. 89622.
  11. [S221] Wood cemetery deed, Book B, page 377, deed no. 7632, J.B. Stager & Bro. presented deed 22 Nov 1913 for authorization to inter remains.
  12. [S1202] 1860 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania population schedule, Philadelphia, 15th Ward, page 408, dwelling 2567, family 2631, line 40.
  13. [S222] 1880 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, enumeration district no. 520, supervisor's district no. 1, line 20.
  14. [S1682] 1900 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, 25th ward, enumeration district no. 584, supervisor's district no. 1, sheet 138A, dwelling 30, family 30, line 34.
  15. [S647] 1910 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia City, 45th Ward, enumeration district no. 1147, supervisor's district no. 1, sheet 5, dwelling 94, family 97.
  16. [S1202] 1860 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania population schedule, Philadelphia, 15th Ward, page 409, dwelling 2567, family 2631, line 2.
  17. [S646] 1870 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, 15th Ward, 47th District, page 93, dwelling 604, family 711, line 16.
  18. [S646] 1870 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, 15th Ward, 47th District, page 93, dwelling 604, family 711, line 17.

John Imray Bissett

M, b. 2 October 1827, d. 17 May 1905
FatherJohn Bissett1 b. 6 Oct 1804
MotherElspet Imray2 b. 26 Mar 1790
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     John Imray Bissett was born illegitimate in Scotland.3,4,5 He was christened on 2 October 1827 in Banchory-Ternan Parish, Kincardine County, Scotland.6 He was the son of John Bissett and Elspet Imray.1,2 John Imray Bissett married Hannah Ann Copes, daughter of George Vessels Copes and Hannah Stone, on 3 April 1853 in Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The wedding ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Allen Johns, pastor of the church.7 John Imray Bissett was naturalized on 14 June 1858 in Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He and Hannah lived in 1861 at 223 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. They were in the second ward.8 John Imray Bissett and Hannah lived in March 1875 in southwest corner of Victoria and Myrtle streets, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.9 John Imray Bissett was a sailor, so recorded in 1861 and in 1880.10,11,12      John Imray Bissett was probably the John Bissett about whom a newspaper article appeared <29 June 1902> in The Philadelphia Inquirer titled "A Curious Village and its Lonely Inhabitants." It tells the story of the Malaga Campmeeting Grounds and the carekeepers of the place, John Bissett and his aged wife.13 He was described in a newspaper article published in June 1902 as having a bent figure, weak peering eyes, deep wrinkles, a crooked mouth, with a general aspect of untideness, while a drawing that accompanied that article,as well as a photograph show that he was tall and bald with a mustache neatly kept and one who would wear a vest.14,15 He lived in 1905 in 575 South 60th street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.12 He died on 17 May 1905 in hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, at age 77 years, 7 months and 15 days.12 The cause of John's death was arterio capillary fibrosis.12,16 He was buried on 20 May 1905 in Union Cemetery, 6th Street below Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.17,12,16 He was reburied in 1970 in Philadelphia Memorial Park, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.
     John Imray Bissett did not appear in the 1860 census. There is a John Bissett in the Springfield Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania census, but he is recorded as a 26-year-old, living with 26-year-old Mary with Sarah E. and Andrew. He was a farm laborer with a $200 personal estate and born in Pennsylvania (p. 760.) He appeared in the census enumerated on 25 June 1870 in Put house, Philadelphia, 2nd ward, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, as the head of the household. He was recorded as being a 41-year-old white male born in Scotland, with neither parent being born in the United States. It recorded that he was a male citizen of the United States at least 21 years of age. His occupation was given as a seaman18. He appeared in the census enumerated on 26 June 1880 in Village of Plumsteadville, Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, as the head of the household. He was recorded as being a 53-year-old male born in Scotland, employed as a sailor with both parents born in Scotland. He was ill on the day the enumerator came to take the census10. John was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census in Landis Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey. He was recorded as being a 72-year-old married white male who was born in August 1827 in Scotland to parents both of whom were born in Scotland. He had been married 48 years. He immigrated in 1847 and had ben in this country 53 years, and he was naturalized. He could speak English, read and write. He was renting the house in which he was living.

Family

Hannah Ann Copes b. 24 Apr 1832, d. 25 Oct 1907
Children

Citations

  1. [S294] OPR, Banchony Ternan Parish, County Kincardine, 1820-1854 p. 20 first entry, FHL microfilm 0993308.
  2. [S294] OPR, Banchony Ternan Parish, County Kincardine, 1820-1854 p. 20 first entry, the name in the baptismal registry is Elspet Imray, FHL microfilm 0993308.
  3. [S149] Mary Woods, death certificate,.
  4. [S217] 1880 U.S. census, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Plumstead Township, enumeration district no. 149, supervisor's district no. 4, page 55, dwelling 438, family 536, He was recorded as born in Scotland in 1827.
  5. [S1344] Philadelphia death return certificate 12108, place of birth listed as Scotland.
  6. [S294] OPR, Banchony Ternan Parish, County Kincardine, 1820-1854 p. 20 first entry, John Bissett in the parish of Kincardine Oneil & Elspet Imray in Bardshillscln(?) both unmarried had a Son Baptized October Second & named John, FHL microfilm 0993308.
  7. [S35] Copes-Bissett Family Bible, 'John Imray Bissett and Hannah Ann Copes was married on the 3rd day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty three by the Rev. Allen Johns Pastor of the M.E. Bethel Phila. =1853.'
  8. [S490] Martha W. & Mary E. Bissett entry, Philadelphia City Births 1861: Book 2, page 253, line 21, place of birth of daughters in 1861 showing residence. FHL microfilm 1289306.
  9. [S1349] Amanda C. Bissett, Philadelphia Pennsylvania death return certificates, died 29 March 1875.
  10. [S217] 1880 U.S. census, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Plumstead Township, enumeration district no. 149, supervisor's district no. 4, page 55, dwelling 438, family 536, line 11.
  11. [S490] Martha W. & Mary E. Bissett entry, Philadelphia City Births 1861: Book 2, page 253, line 21, occupation of father given as "sailor". FHL microfilm 1289306.
  12. [S1344] Philadelphia death return certificate 12108.
  13. [S1484] The Philadelphia Inquirer, 29 June 1902 columns 3-5.
  14. [S1484] The Philadelphia Inquirer, 29 June 1902 column 4.
  15. [S1492] John and Hannah Ann (Copes) Bissett photograph, circa 1890-1903, in the possession of Charles W. Wolfram.
  16. [S1793] Union Cemetery burial records, John Bissett entry, accessed 16 September 2015.
  17. [S1794] Oliver Blair funeral records. Digital images online Ancestry.com.
  18. [S639] 1870 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, 2nd Ward, 4th District, page 54, dwelling 281, family 390, line 7.
  19. [S490] Martha W. & Mary E. Bissett entry, Philadelphia City Births 1861: Book 2, page 253, line 21. FHL microfilm 1289306.

Hannah Ann Copes

F, b. 24 April 1832, d. 25 October 1907
taken at the Malaga Campground
FatherGeorge Vessels Copes b. 17 Mar 1802, d. 10 Nov 1887
MotherHannah Stone b. 26 Dec 1808, d. 11 Nov 1865
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Hannah Ann Copes was born on 24 April 1832.1,2 She was the daughter of George Vessels Copes and Hannah Stone. Hannah Ann Copes married John Imray Bissett, son of John Bissett and Elspet Imray, on 3 April 1853 in Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. The wedding ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Allen Johns, pastor of the church.3 Hannah Ann Copes and John lived in 1861 at 223 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. They were in the second ward.4 Hannah Ann Copes and John lived in March 1875 in southwest corner of Victoria and Myrtle streets, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.5 Hannah Ann Copes may have been the Hannah A Bissett who died on 25 October 1907 in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, at the reported age of 78 years.6 The cause of Hannah's death was general paresis.6 She was buried on 29 October 1907 in Union Burial Ground, 6th Street below Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.6,7,8
     Hannah was probably a free white female, age 5 and under 10, in George Vessels Copes's household, on the 1840 Census in Southwark, 2nd Ward, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.9 Hannah was listed as a household member living with George Vessels Copes on the 1850 Census at Southwark, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, enumerated 10 September 1850. She is recorded as an 18-year-old female born in Pennsylvania10. Hannah Ann Copes appeared in the census enumerated on 25 June 1870 in Put house, Philadelphia, 2nd ward, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, in the household of John Imray Bissett. She was recorded as being a 37-year-old white female born in Pennsylvania, whose parents, both of whom were not foreign born. Her occupation was given as ?ster11. Hannah Ann Copes appeared in the census enumerated on 26 June 1880 in Village of Plumsteadville, Plumstead Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, as the wife of the head of the household. She was recorded as a 48-year-old female, born in Pennsylvania, whose occupation was listed as keeping house. Her mother was listed as being born in Pennsylvania while her father was born in Virginia12. Hannah was listed as John Imray Bissett's wife on the 1900 Census in Landis Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey. She was recorded as being a 68-year-old married white female who was born April 1832 in Pennsylvania to a father who was born in Virginia and a mother who was born in Pennsylvania. She had been married 48 years and was the mother of eight children, two of whom were then living. She could speak English, read and write.13.

Family

John Imray Bissett b. 2 Oct 1827, d. 17 May 1905
Children

Citations

  1. [S35] Copes-Bissett Family Bible, 'Hannah Ann Copes, the daughter of George & Hannah Copes his wife was bornde April the twenty fourth day 1832.'
  2. [S217] 1880 U.S. census, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Plumstead Township, enumeration district no. 149, supervisor's district no. 4, page 55, dwelling 438, family 536, She was recorded as born in Pennsylvania, age 48 years.
  3. [S35] Copes-Bissett Family Bible, 'John Imray Bissett and Hannah Ann Copes was married on the 3rd day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty three by the Rev. Allen Johns Pastor of the M.E. Bethel Phila. =1853.'
  4. [S490] Martha W. & Mary E. Bissett entry, Philadelphia City Births 1861: Book 2, page 253, line 21, place of birth of daughters in 1861 showing residence. FHL microfilm 1289306.
  5. [S1349] Amanda C. Bissett, Philadelphia Pennsylvania death return certificates, died 29 March 1875.
  6. [S1343] Hannah Bissett burial permit, New Jersey certificate no. 26674.
  7. [S1794] Oliver Blair funeral records, Hannah A Bissett entry. Digital images online Ancestry.com.
  8. [S1793] Union Cemetery burial records, Hannah A Bissett entry, accessed 17 September 2015.
  9. [S313] 1840 U.S. census, Southwalk, second ward, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, page 62, line 4, the enumerator probably entered the additional information, including employment and pensioners, on the wrong page, so that it appears on page 63 and not page 62, and appears as if it were part of the household of Phelix Hill.
  10. [S178] 1850 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Southwark, 2nd Ward, page 107, dwelling 209, family 230, line 25.
  11. [S639] 1870 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, 2nd Ward, 4th District, page 54, dwelling 281, family 390, line 8.
  12. [S217] 1880 U.S. census, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Plumstead Township, enumeration district no. 149, supervisor's district no. 4, page 55, dwelling 438, family 536, line 12.
  13. [S1348] 1900 U.S. census, Cumberland County, New Jersey, population schedule, Landis Township, enumeration district no. 133, supervisor's district no. 6, sheet 3B, dwelling 79, family 79, line 75.
  14. [S490] Martha W. & Mary E. Bissett entry, Philadelphia City Births 1861: Book 2, page 253, line 21. FHL microfilm 1289306.

Georgiana Bissett

F, b. 1855, d. 1 November 1891
FatherJohn Imray Bissett b. 2 Oct 1827, d. 17 May 1905
MotherHannah Ann Copes b. 24 Apr 1832, d. 25 Oct 1907
     Georgiana Bissett was born in 1855.1 She was the daughter of John Imray Bissett and Hannah Ann Copes. Georgiana Bissett married William Brown. Georgiana Bissett died on 1 November 1891 at age 36 years.2

     Georgiana Bissett appeared in the census enumerated on 25 June 1870 at Put house, Philadelphia, 2nd ward, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, living with John Imray Bissett and Hannah Ann Copes. She was recorded with the middle initial of C, as being a 13-year-old white female born in Pennsylvania, to a father who was foreign born. She had attended school within the year and her occupation was given as "at home"3. Georgiana Bissett appeared in the census enumerated on 1880 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Georgiana is recorded as a 23-year-old female living in the household of Margaret Nutt, no relation; she is employed as a paper sorter, also she is a widow born in Pennsylvania, with her mother also having been born in Pennsylvania but her father in Scotland.4

Family

William Brown d. b 1880
Children
  • George Imary Brown b. 23 Feb 1876, d. 1 May 1950
  • William Brown b. c 1878

Citations

  1. [S35] Copes-Bissett Family Bible, Calculated from age at death.
  2. [S35] Copes-Bissett Family Bible, 'Georgiana Bissett Died Nov. 1st 1891, age 36 years---.'
  3. [S639] 1870 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, 2nd Ward, 4th District, page 54, dwelling 281, family 390, line 9.
  4. [S243] 1880 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, p. 39C.

Martha W. Bissett1

F, b. 11 July 1861, d. 16 March 1925
FatherJohn Imray Bissett1 b. 2 Oct 1827, d. 17 May 1905
MotherHannah Ann Copes1 b. 24 Apr 1832, d. 25 Oct 1907
     Martha W. Bissett was born on 11 July 1861 in 223 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Both she and her twin sister Mary were delivered by E. S. Rickards M.D.1 Martha W. Bissett was the daughter of John Imray Bissett and Hannah Ann Copes.1 Martha W. Bissett married Mr. (?) Anderson. Martha W. Anderson died at 1 pm on 16 March 1925 in 1137 South Redfield street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, at age 63 years, 8 months and 5 days.2 The cause of Martha's death was parenchymatous nephritis, which is inflammation of the kidney, from which she suffered for a duration of two months.2 She was buried on 19 March 1925 in St. James of Kingsessing Cemetery, 6838 Woodland avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.2

     Martha W. Bissett appeared in the census enumerated on 25 June 1870 at Put house, Philadelphia, 2nd ward, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, living with John Imray Bissett and Hannah Ann Copes. She was recorded as being an eight year old white female born in Pennsylvania to a foreign born father. She had attended school during the previous year, and her occupation was given as "at school"3.

Family

Mr. (?) Anderson
Child
  • Robert Anderson

Citations

  1. [S490] Martha W. & Mary E. Bissett entry, Philadelphia City Births 1861: Book 2, page 253, line 21. FHL microfilm 1289306.
  2. [S1783] Martha W Anderson, Pennsylvania state death certificate 32099.
  3. [S639] 1870 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, 2nd Ward, 4th District, page 54, dwelling 281, family 390, line 10.

George Vessels Copes

M, b. 17 March 1802, d. 10 November 1887
Father-CANCharles Copes b. c 1767
Mother-CANLouisa Wessells b. c 1774
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     George Vessels Copes was born in 1800 in Virginia.1,2,3,4,5 Conflicting evidence states that George Vessels Copes was born on 17 March 1802 probably in Accomac County, Virginia.6,7 He was the son of Charles Copes and Louisa Wessells. George Vessels Copes married Hannah Stone, daughter of Baltis Stone, on 10 September 1828. The wedding ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr. Ashton.8 George Vessels Copes lived in Southwark Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He lived in 1840 at 27 Queen Street, Southwalk, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.9 He lived in 1847 in Higgins Court, Southwalk, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.10 He lived in 1850 in 15 Queen street, Southwalk, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.11 He was listed as a captain in the city directory of 1847 as well as 1850.11,10 He and Hannah lived in 1855 at No. 25 Queen street, below front, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. George Vessels Copes and Hannah Copes became depositors in the Philadelphia Saving Fund Society, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, in 1855. George Vessels Copes was depositor no. 87913 while Hannah Copes was depositor 87914. George Vessels Copes lived in 1856 in 75 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.12 He was an oyster dealer.3,13,14,15,16 His occupation was given as a waterman in 1840 and later, according to several sources.12,9,17
     He lent $300 to the National Loan on 27 November 1861 which loan was to support the Union in the Civil War.18 He lived after 1863 at 223 Federal Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.3,19,20,21 He married secondly, Mary Francis on 21 February 1867 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The wedding ceremony was a Baptist service conducted by the Rev. Mr. William Wilder.22,23 George Vessels Copes and Mary lived in 1867 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.23 George Vessels Copes died from debility from (old) age on 10 November 1887 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, at age 85 years, 7 months and 24 days.1,3 He was buried on 13 November 1887 in Union Cemetery, 6th Street below Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.24,3 He was reburied in 1906 in Arlington Cemetery, Lansdowne, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.25
      George was probably a free white male, age 20 and under 30, in Baltis Stone's household, on the 1830 Census in East Southwalk, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.26 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census in Southwark, 2nd Ward, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was the one free white male at least 20 years old and under 30 years old. There were five people living in his household, including one free white male under the age of five years and a free white male at least 90 years old. There was a free white female at least five years old and under the age of ten years as well as a free white female at least 20 years old and under 30 years. Baltis Stone, a Revolutionary pensioner, was the one in his 90s. One person was employed as a navigator of canals, lakes and rivers.27 George was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census in Southwark, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. George was recorded as a 46-year-old male, born in Virginia and employed as a waterman28. A census listed George as head of household in Philadelphia, 2nd ward, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, enumerated on 7 June 1860. He was recorded as being a 60-year-old white male who was born in Virginia. He had a personal estate valued at $150 and his occupation was given as a "dealer"29. George was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census in Philadelphia, 2nd ward, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. He was recorded as a 69-year-old (or possibly 67, depending upon how you read the second number, which is probably a 9) white male who was born in Virginia to a father of foreign birth. He was recorded as a male citizen of the United States who was at least 21 years of age. He was employed as an oyster dealer who had personal estate valued at $100, and no real estate. It was declared that he could not read or write30. He appeared in the census enumerated on 2 June 1880 in 223 Fredorae Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, as the head of the household. He was recorded as an 80-year-old married white male who was born in Virginia to a father who was born in England and a mother who was born in Virginia. It was recorded that he could not read or write. He was employed as an oyster dealer. He was ill on the day of the enumeration31.

Family 1

Hannah Stone b. 26 Dec 1808, d. 11 Nov 1865
Children

Family 2

Mary Francis b. Nov 1822, d. 27 Aug 1900

Citations

  1. [S35] Copes-Bissett Family Bible, 'George V. Copes Departed this life Novmember (sic) 10th 1887 age 87 years.'
  2. [S178] 1850 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Southwark, 2nd Ward, page 107, dwelling 209, family 230, lists place of birth as Virginia.
  3. [S231] Geo. V. Copes entry, Return of a Death.
  4. [S640] 1870 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, 2nd ward, 4th district, page 137, dwelling 886, family 1107, line 16, birthplace listed as Virginia, age as 69 years, which leads to a date of 1801, or 1800, depending upon when the birth month. The 9 in 69 might be a 7, but most probably is a 9.
  5. [S690] 1860 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia City, 2nd Ward, page 57, dwelling 410, family 445, line 35, age given as 60, birthplace as Va.
  6. [S35] Copes-Bissett Family Bible, 'George Vessels Copes was borne in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and two in March 17th.'
  7. [S178] 1850 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Southwark, 2nd Ward, page 107, dwelling 209, family 230, The ages do not match the Bible records; the place of birth is referenced. He is listed as 46 years old, which would argue for a birth in 1803 or 1804, with a census date as of 1 June.
  8. [S35] Copes-Bissett Family Bible, 'George Nefsels Copes and Hannah Stone was Married September the tenth day in the Year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight by the Rev. Mr. Ashton.'
  9. [S289] McElroy's Philadelphia City Directory, 1840, 51. FHL microfilm 0983353.
  10. [S290] McElroy's Philadelphia City Directory, 1847, 67. FHL microfilm 0983355.
  11. [S284] McElory's Philadelphia Directory for 1850, 81. FHL microfilm 1000893.
  12. [S285] M'Elroy's Philadelphia City Directory, 1856, 122. FHL microfilm 1000893 item 2.
  13. [S640] 1870 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, 2nd ward, 4th district, page 137, dwelling 886, family 1107, line 16, occupation given as "oyster dealer."
  14. [S923] Gopsill's Philadelphia City and Buisness Directory, 1868-1869, 402, given as "oysters". FHL microfilm 1000896.
  15. [S925] McElroy's Philadephia City directory for 1864, 141, occupation given as "dealer". FHL microfilm 1377252.
  16. [S924] McElroy's Philadephia City directory for 1863, 165, occupation given as "oysterman". FHL microfilm 1377252.
  17. [S178] 1850 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Southwark, 2nd Ward, page 107, dwelling 209, family 230.
  18. [S1317] The Philadelphia Inquirer, 28 November 1861.
  19. [S923] Gopsill's Philadelphia City and Buisness Directory, 1868-1869, 402. FHL microfilm 1000896.
  20. [S924] McElroy's Philadephia City directory for 1863, 165. FHL microfilm 1377252.
  21. [S925] McElroy's Philadephia City directory for 1864, 141. FHL microfilm 1377252.
  22. [S35] Copes-Bissett Family Bible, 'George V. Copes and Mary Francis was joined in Holy Matrimony On the Twenty-First day of Febuary 1867. By the Rev. Mr. Wilder In Philadelphia---State of Pennsylvania.'
  23. [S250] Registration of Marriages: Registration date 4 April 1867.
  24. [S1793] Union Cemetery burial records, George Copes and Copes family lot entries, accessed 19 September 2016.
  25. [S945] Webpage Philadelphia Cemeteries (<http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/8088/cem.html>) data accessed 26 March 2004. The entire cemetery was moved.
  26. [S4] 1830 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, (East Southwalk), page 211, line 11.
  27. [S313] 1840 U.S. census, Southwalk, second ward, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, page 62, line 4, the enumerator probably entered the additional information, including employment and pensioners, on the wrong page, so that it appears on page 63 and not page 62, and appears as if it were part of the household of Phelix Hill.
  28. [S178] 1850 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Southwark, 2nd Ward, page 107, dwelling 209, family 230, line 23.
  29. [S690] 1860 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia City, 2nd Ward, page 57, dwelling 410, family 445, line 35, the white in color is inferrred from the fact that all persons on this sheet were counted under the number of white persons enumerated; the field in question was populated with dashes and Xs.
  30. [S640] 1870 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, 2nd ward, 4th district, page 137, dwelling 886, family 1107, line 16.
  31. [S642] 1880 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia, 2nd Ward, enumeration district no. 33, supervisor's district no. 1st, dwelling 44, family 48, line 38.

Hannah Stone

F, b. 26 December 1808, d. 11 November 1865
Father-CANBaltis Stone b. 7 Jun 1747, d. 22 Oct 1846
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Hannah Stone was born on 26 December 1808 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1,2,3 Hannah was the presumed daughter of Baltis Stone. I have not seen any documented evidence stating the specific relationship between Baltis and Hannah. He was either 57 or 62 years old at the time of Hannah's birth, and although it is not impossible for him to be her father it is more likely for him to be her grandfather. We know that Baltis lived with Hannah and her husband, and his name is in the family Bible, but without statement as to his relationship. Hannah Stone was the daughter of Baltis Stone. Hannah Stone married George Vessels Copes, son of Charles Copes and Louisa Wessells, on 10 September 1828. The wedding ceremony was performed by the Rev. Mr. Ashton.4 George Vessels Copes and Hannah Copes became depositors in the Philadelphia Saving Fund Society, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, in 1855. George Vessels Copes was depositor no. 87913 while Hannah Copes was depositor 87914. She and George lived in 1855 in No. 25 Queen street, below front, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. Hannah Stone lived in 1865 in No. 223 Federal street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1 She died on 11 November 1865 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, at age 56 years, 10 months and 16 days.5,6 The cause of Hannah's death was pneumonia.7 She was buried on 13 November 1865 in Union Cemetery, 6th Street below Washington Avenue, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.7 Hannah was probably a free white female, age 20 and under 30, in Baltis Stone's household, on the 1830 Census in East Southwalk, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.8 Hannah was probably a free white female, age 30 and under 40, in George Vessels Copes's household, on the 1840 Census in Southwark, 2nd Ward, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.9 Hannah was listed as a household member living with George Vessels Copes on the 1850 Census in Southwark, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. She is recorded as being a 39-year-old female who was born in Pennsylvania. Her occupation is given as "housewife"10. Hannah Stone appeared in the census enumerated on 7 June 1860 in Philadelphia, 2nd ward, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, in the household of George Vessels Copes. She was recorded as being a 50-year-old female who was born in Pennsylvania11.

Family

George Vessels Copes b. 17 Mar 1802, d. 10 Nov 1887
Children

Citations

  1. [S35] Copes-Bissett Family Bible, Hannah Stone was borne December the twenty sixth in the year one thousand eight hundred and eight.
  2. [S690] 1860 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia City, 2nd Ward, page 57, dwelling 410, family 445, line 36, age given as 50 (she was 51), birthplace as Pa.
  3. [S1347] Hanah Copes, Philadelphia Pennsylvania death return certificates, died 11 November 1865, place of birth given as Philada. Age at death in 1865 given as 59 years, which would give a birth date of 1806.
  4. [S35] Copes-Bissett Family Bible, 'George Nefsels Copes and Hannah Stone was Married September the tenth day in the Year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight by the Rev. Mr. Ashton.'
  5. [S35] Copes-Bissett Family Bible, Hannah Copes Departed this life November 11th 1865.
  6. [S1347] Hanah Copes, Philadelphia Pennsylvania death return certificates, died 11 November 1865, date and place both given.
  7. [S1347] Hanah Copes, Philadelphia Pennsylvania death return certificates, died 11 November 1865.
  8. [S4] 1830 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, (East Southwalk), page 211, line 11.
  9. [S313] 1840 U.S. census, Southwalk, second ward, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, page 62, line 4, the enumerator probably entered the additional information, including employment and pensioners, on the wrong page, so that it appears on page 63 and not page 62, and appears as if it were part of the household of Phelix Hill.
  10. [S178] 1850 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Southwark, 2nd Ward, page 107, dwelling 209, family 230, line 24.
  11. [S690] 1860 U.S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia City, 2nd Ward, page 57, dwelling 410, family 445, line 36.

Letisha Copes

F, b. 13 May 1829, d. 14 May 1829
FatherGeorge Vessels Copes b. 17 Mar 1802, d. 10 Nov 1887
MotherHannah Stone b. 26 Dec 1808, d. 11 Nov 1865
     Letisha Copes was born on 13 May 1829.1 She died on 14 May 1829 at age 1 day.2 She was the daughter of George Vessels Copes and Hannah Stone.

Citations

  1. [S35] Copes-Bissett Family Bible, 'Letisha Copes, the daughter of George & Hannah Copes, his wife, was borne (sic) May the thirteenth day 1829.'
  2. [S35] Copes-Bissett Family Bible, 'Departed this Life May the fourteenth day 1829, Aged 1 day.'

Susannah Copes

F, b. 15 October 1830
FatherGeorge Vessels Copes b. 17 Mar 1802, d. 10 Nov 1887
MotherHannah Stone b. 26 Dec 1808, d. 11 Nov 1865
     Susannah Copes was stillborn on 15 October 1830.1 She was the daughter of George Vessels Copes and Hannah Stone.

Citations

  1. [S35] Copes-Bissett Family Bible, 'Susannah Copes the daughter of George and Hannah Copes his wife was borne October the fifthteenth day 1830. Still borne.'

Sarah Boyers Copes

F, b. 4 December 1831, d. 4 February 1832
FatherGeorge Vessels Copes b. 17 Mar 1802, d. 10 Nov 1887
MotherHannah Stone b. 26 Dec 1808, d. 11 Nov 1865
     Sarah Boyers Copes was born on 4 December 1831.1 She was the daughter of George Vessels Copes and Hannah Stone. Sarah Boyers Copes died on 4 February 1832 at age 2 months.2

Citations

  1. [S35] Copes-Bissett Family Bible, Sarah Boyers Copes the daughter of George and Hannah Copes, his wife, was born December the fourth day 1831.
  2. [S35] Copes-Bissett Family Bible, Departed this life February the fourth day 1832 Aged 2 months.