Streets and Signs

It’s neat to come across streets that were named in honor of my families’ ancestors. It’s adds to their stories and certainly indicates that they were well thought of in their communities! He are some pictures of the street signs I’ve found.

The first one is located in Plymouth, MA. Bradford Street is named after one of my most famous ancestors, Governor William Bradford of the Plymouth Colony. He is my ninth great grandfather.

My wife’s maiden name is Harvey. Harvey Road, in Jackson Co., MI, is named after her great grandfather Herbert Harvey, who farmed there.

Another ancestral line of my wife’s is Notten. Her third great grandfather, Ehlert Notten, came to America from England and farmed in Waterloo Twp., Jackson Co., MI.

My 4th great grandfather, Isaac Ormsbee, settled in north of Greenfield, near Porter Corners, Saratoga Co., NY in 1796. The old family cemetery is along Ormsbee Rd.

Musbach Rd. in Washtenaw County, MI, is name after my wife’s Musbach family, who farmed nearby.

Hienrich Heinke, my 2nd great grandfather settled and farmed in Royalton Twp., Waupaca Co., WI.

My wife’s 2nd great grandfather, Damien Heim, came from Germany and settled in Sylvan Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI

This last one wasn’t exactly named after one of my family members (at least we haven’t proven it yet). Thibeau Voiland came to America from Cravanche, Belfort, France and settle in Erin Twp. (Roseville), Macomb Co., MI.

I also descend from Voilands who came from an area very close to Cravanche, but we haven’t been able to connect the two families! Maybe the addition of the sign here with help to prove or disprove the connection.

Surname Saturday | HEINKE

My 2nd great grandparents, Heinrich (Friedrick) Heinke, and his wife Eliese (Schroebke), along with their two daughters, landed in New York at Castle Garden on October 27, 1860.  The ship’s record indicates that they had been living in Bretwisch (West Pomerania) Prussia (later a part of East Germany) before going to Hamburg to board the ship, “Deutschland”.  They arrived in Eldorado Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI in the fall of 1860.  Three children, including my great grandmother Laura, were born to them while living there.  In 1879, they moved to the farm in Royalton Township, Waupaca Co.  Laura would have been 17 at the time. Four years later she married Frank Weller.

We have been unable to trace the Heinke line farther back than Heinrich. His father may have been name Karl, but that hasn’t been substantiated. Heinrich and Eliese are buried in Little Wolf Cemetery – Manawa, Waupaca Co.

Today’s Tidbit | January 18, 1858

On this day, in 1858, my great grandfather, Frank Weller, was born in Little Wolf Twp., Waupaca Co., WI. He was the oldest child of Joseph and Sadie Voiland. Frank cleared and established an 80 acre farm in the town of Royalton, in about 1879, more than three years before he married Laura Sophie Heinke.

They sold the farm in 1907 and moved to Clintonville with the intention of retiring. But soon after, he bought a large farm and dairy and operated it until the fall of 1916, when he purchased a hardware store. He operated Frank Weller Hardware Co. until his death in 1935. His son, Russell, continued to operate the store until 1972.

c. 1880

c. 1934

Today’s Tidbit | October 27, 1860 – Heinrich and Eliese Heinke

On this day, 149 years ago, my 2nd great grandparents, Hienrich and Eliese (Schroebke) Heinke along with their 2 daughters, Caroline and Amelia, arrived at Castle Garden in New York City. The ship’s record indicates that they had been living in Bretwisch (West Pomerania) Prussia (later, part of East Germany) before traveling to Hamburg to board the ship, “Deutschland“. E. Wesselhöft was the ship’s master.

"Deutschland" passenger list showing Heinke family

"Deutschland" passenger list showing Heinke family (click to enlarge)

The Heinkes arrived in Eldorado Twp., Fond du Lac Co., WI in the fall of 1860. Three more children, Laura, Elisabeth, and Reinhard were born to them while living there. In 1879, they settled on the farm in Royalton Township. The location of their farm can be seen on this 1890 plat map.

Heinke property in Royalton Twp., Waupaca Co., WI (click to enlarge)

Heinke property in Royalton Twp., Waupaca Co., WI (click to enlarge)

This Heinke Rd. sign marks the way to the former location of the Heinke farm.

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Sign for street leading into former sight of the Heinke farm in Royalton Twp.

In 1883, their daughter, Laura, married Frank Weller, who had a farm nearby.

Heinrich and Eliese Heinke are both buried in Little Wolf Cemetery, Manawa, Waupaca Co., WI

This Week’s Family Anniversaries | May 31 – June 6, 2009

Leonhard Seybold and Katherine (Protz) Seybold – Arrive at Castle Garden in New York City on board the ship “New Orleans” on June 2, 1857. Leonhard and Katherine are my 2nd great grandparents.

Reuben M. Gage – Born June 1, 1767 in Southeast, Dutchess Co., NY. He married Azuba Hoyt in about 1795. Reuben died on January 16, 1845 in Benton Center, Yates Co., NY and is buried in Bellone Cemetery, Bellona, Benton, Yates Co., NY. Reuben is my wife’s 4th great grandfather.

Heinrich (Friedrick) Heinke and Maria Elizabeth Schroebke – Married on June 1, 1855. They are my 2nd great grandparents.

James Dickinson Bradley and Tirzah H. Lankton – Married June 5, 1820. They are my wife’s 3rd great grandparents.

Francis “Frank” Heller – Died May 31, 1945 in Montello, Marquette Co., WI. Frank was born on March 19, 1878 in Princeton, Green Lake Co., WI. He married Catherine Jackowski on September 26, 1905 in Princeton. Frank is buried in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Montello. He is my great grandfather.

Isaac Cleveland – Died June 3, 1626 in St. Stephen, Ipswich, Suffolk, England. He was born on January 1, 1583/84 in Ipswich. Isaac married Alice. He is my 9th great grandfather.

Nelson Alonzo Harris – Died on June 4, 1886 in Waldo, Alachua Co., FL and is buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Waldo. He was born on July 16, 1822 in Greenfield, Saratoga Co., NY. Nelson married Louisa Marie Cleveland on April 27, 1844 in Cherry Valley, Ashtabula Co., OH. He is my 2nd great grandfather.

Elizabeth Notten – Died June 6, 1905 in Waterloo Twp., Jackson Co., MI and is buried in Salem Grove Cemetery, Grass Lake, Sylvan Twp., Washtenaw Co., MI. She was born on April 4, 1843 in New York. Elizabeth married John Jacob Musbach on January 4, 1864. She is my wife’s 2nd great grandfather.

This Week’s Family Anniversaries | May 17 – May 23, 2009

Heinrich (Friedrick) Heinke – Born May 20, 1820 in Pomerania, Bretwisch, Prussia. He married Maria Elizabeth (Eliese) Schroebke on June 1, 1855. Heinrich died on March 26, 1914 in Royalton, Waupaca Co., WI and is buried in Little Wolf Cemetery, Manawa, Waupaca County. He is my 2nd great grandfather.

Samuel Cleveland and Persis Hildreth – Married May 23, 1682 in Chelmsford, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony. They are my 7th great grandparents.

Stefan Jackowski and Agnes Schevkoski – Married May 23, 1916 in Princeton, Green Lake Co., WI. Stefan is my 2nd great grandfather.

Daniel Bradley and Mary Williams – Married May 21, 1662 in Haverhill, Essex Co, Massachusetts Bay  Colony. They are my wife’s 8th great grandparents.

Joan Hook – Died May 20, 1619 in Sussex Co, England. She was born in abt. 1555. Joan is my 10th great grandmother.

Abigail Eddy – Died May 20, 1687 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony. She was born on October 6, 1601 in Cranbrook, Kent, England. Abigail is my 9th great grandmother.