This Week’s Family Anniversaries | May 3 – May 9, 2009

Asa Benjamin – Enlists in the Revolutionary War at Worthington, MA on May 4, 1775. He is my 4th great grandfather.

Jean Pierre Romont and Marguerite Ancla’eier Eglin – married May 7, 1822 in Urcerey, Belfort, France. They are my 3rd great grandparents.

Duane Max LeVan and Jeanette Rose Patores – married May 8, 1947. They are my wife’s uncle and aunt.

Isaac J. Harris – Died May 6, 1906 in Outagamie Co., WI. He was born on March 17, 1830 in Greenfield, Saratoga Co., NY. Isaac is my 3rd great uncle.

Sophia Laib – Died May 6, 1912 and is buried in Spaulding Cemetery, Bellevue Twp., Eaton Co., MI. She was born March 8, 1837 in Ohio. Sophia is my wife’s 2nd great grandmother.

Gov. William Bradford III – Died May 9, 1657 in the Plymouth Colony and is buried in Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA. William was born on March 19, 1589/90 in Austerfied, Yorkshire, England. He is my 9th great grandfather.

Orville Duloss Harris – Died May 9, 1935 in Appleton, Outagamie Co., WI and is buried in Appleton Highland Memorial Park in Appleton. Orville was born on September 16, 1848 in Town of Morgan, Porter Co., IN. He is my great grandfather.

Tuesday Treasure | April 28, 2009

Before she married my grandpa, Dorothy Harris was a grade school teacher in Appleton and Clintonville, Wisconsin. Soon after her wedding to Russell Weller, Dorothy began to keep a scrapbook containing family related newspaper clippings and other mementos. The book she used was a small grade school composition book.

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The first articles pasted in the book are about her own father’s death in 1935. The last one is a small article about she and my grandpa entertaining guests at their Clintonville home in celebration of their 25th wedding anniversary in 1954.

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This Week’s Family Anniversaries | April 26 – May 2, 2009

Joseph Voiland – Born April 29, 1828 in Essert, Belfort, France. He died on February 24, 1911 in Clintonville, Waupaca Co., WI and is buried in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Manawa, Waupaca Co., WI. Joseph married Marie Felicitee (Sadie) Romond on March 26, 1857 in Essert. He is my 2nd great grandfather.

Jemima Day – Born May 2, 1791 in Swanzey, Cheshire Co, NH. She married Orrin Parker on November 19, 1807 in Decatur, Otsego Co., NY. Jemima is my wife’s 4th great grandfather.

Helen Alice Weller – Born April 30, 1901 in Little Wolf Township, Waupaca Co., WI. Helen died on February 8, 1992 in Clintonville, Waupaca Co., WI and is buried in St. Rose Cemetery, Clintonville. She is my great aunt.

Nelson Alonzo Harris and Louisa Marie Cleveland – married April 27, 1844 in Cherry Valley, Ashtabula Co., OH. They are my 2nd great grandparents.

The above is based on information from several sources and isn’t fully verified at this time.

Tuesday Treasure | April 21, 2009

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My great grandparents, Orville and Katherine (Seybold) Harris brought this parlor clock with them to Appleton, WI when they moved from Waldo, FL in 1895. The clock is a Waterbury and was manufactured in about 1874. It was handed down to my grandparents and then to me in the late 1980’s. The clock still runs and, with periodic maintenance, keeps pretty good time.

The Waterbury Clock Company was located in Connecticut and was a major clock producer in the late 1800’s. In 1942, it was bought by Norwegian investors and, soon after, became known as United States Time Corporation. The company introduced the popular “Timex” watch shortly after the WWII.

This Week’s Family Anniversaries | April 5 – April 11, 2009

Asahel Cleveland – Born on April 6, 1793 in Worthington, Hampshire Co., MA. Asahel died on December 5, 1845 in Hancock Co., IL. He is my 3rd great grandfather and Pricilla (Benjamin) Cleveland’s husband (see below).

Pricilla (Benjamin) Cleveland – Born on April 7, 1796 in Worthington, Hampshire Co., MI. Pricilla is Asahel Cleveland’s wife (see above). She died on December 27, 1830 in Pierpont, Ashtabula Co., OH and in buried in the Old Burying Ground (Hall Rd. Cemetery) in Pierpont. Pricilla is my 3rd great grandmother.

Nancy (Ormsbee) Harris – Born on April 6, 1796 in Barrington, Bristol Co., RI. She died on May 28, 1881 in Greenleaf, Brown Co., WI and is buried in the Cato Heights Cemetery, Cato, Manitowoc Co., WI. Nancy is my 3rd great grandmother.

Richard Kemball – Born on April 10, 1595 in Rattlesden, Suffolk, England. He died on June 22, 1675 in Ipswich, Essex County in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Richard is my wife’s 10th great grandfather.

Katherine (Seybold) Harris – Died on April 9, 1938 in Clintonville, Waupaca Co., WI and is buried in Appleton Highland Memorial Park, Appleton, Outagamie Co., WI. She was born on September 1, 1858 in Waukesha, Waukesha Co., WI. Katherine is my great grandmother.

The above information is based on information from several sources and isn’t fully verified at this time.