Albert Augustus Vesey was born in Whiteford Township, Monroe County, Michigan on November 21, 1852, the second of ten children born to Edwin and Angeline (Merriman) Vesey. His father owned 80 acres of land. When he was a young boy, Albert and a friend were in a field with a bull. Albert tried to outrun the bull and jump the fence, but he didn’t make it. He was gored in the hip. He could still walk, but his leg was very stiff and lame. His son, Leslie, referred to this as the “Battle of Bull Run”. He was known as “Bert” to his siblings.
Albert wanted to be a drummer boy in the Civil War, but he was too young.
The 1860 US Federal Census lists Albert, age 7, living in Whiteford Township, Michigan. The 1870 US Federal Census lists Albert, age 18, at home in Whiteford Township, Michigan.
In the 1880 US Federal Census dated June 1, 1880, he is 26 years old and living with his parents in Whiteford Township, Monroe County, Michigan. He was working as a farm laborer.
Albert (age 27) married (1) Sarah Alvinne Kile (age 19) on December 23, 1880 in Monroe County, Michigan. Sarah was the daughter of Ira and Mary Kile. She was born in Licking County, OH. She died May 5, 1882 at age 20 years and 5 months and is buried in the Van Auken Cemetery, Whiteford Township, Monroe County, Michigan. Albert’s occupation was farming. Foster Ellis and Sarah Ann Ellis served as witnesses, and M.J. Scott served as the officiating minister.
He married (2) Harriet (Hattie) Alberta Hill, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Hamilton) Hill, on March 12, 1884 in Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana.
From Lola (Vesey) Merrill’s book “A History of Holland, Ohio, 1829-1953”
“In the year 1885, Mr. and Mrs. Albert A. Vesey moved from Ottawa Lake, Michigan to the Lewis Holloway farm on Pilliod Road where their first son Claude was born July, 1886. In three years the family moved to Holland into the house where the Souslin family now reside. They opened a grocery in the Palmer house and Mrs. Vesey managed alone, while Mr. Vesey worked as a section hand on the railroad. Their first daughter, Goldie, was born in this home October, 1889. In early 1892, the Vesey’s moved to the brick home on the south side, now across from the Holland Coal Yard. Mrs. Vesey opened a Millinery Shop and also sold home-baked bread in addition to the regular grocery items. Their second son, Leslie (now Rev. Leslie D. Vesey of Hayes Methodist, Fremont, Ohio), was born April, 1892.
The purchase of the vacant corner lot which was part of the Shaner Estate, then owned by Barbara Holloway, and with the completion of this new place of business, the moved in the early spring of 1898, a couple of months before the arrival of twin girls, Lela and Lola. Lela died September 22, 1910.
In the 1900 US Federal Census, Albert (age 47) is listed as a general merchant in Springfield Township, Ohio with his wife Harriet (age 35) and children Claude R. (age 14); Goldie F. (age 11), Leslie D. (age 8); Lola and Lela (age 2). Claude, Goldie and Leslie are students. Martha Neitcka (age 14) is also listed in the Albert Vesey household. She worked as a servant. The 1910 US Federal Census includes the same information, with the exception that Martha Neitcka is no longer listed in the household. Mary Taylor (age 79, Hattie’s mother) is included in the Albert Vesey household in 1910.
In the 1920 US Federal Census, Albert, Hattie, Leslie and Lola are listed in Springfield Township, Ohio. By the 1930 US Federal Census, Albert (age 77) and Hattie (age 65) are listed in Holland, Ohio.
Wesley Vesey, their grandson, recalls Hattie still working in their grocery store down the street when she was in her 70s. She often walked to work, about 4 blocks. She was noted, too, for mowing their lawn with a push mower. One time, at the store, she was cutting a great round of cheese with a butcher knife, the knife slipped and she cut herself quite badly.
Albert had chickens in a coop behind the house. To get the chickens laying eggs early, he used to turn on the lights in the hen house and get them scratching. At the table, he used to sip his tea from a saucer, which the grandchildren thought was strange. Why not use the cup! He nearly always washed the dishes, while others stayed at the table and talked. He whistled, too, while he worked. When he was on his deathbed, and didn’t have much more time to live, he either cracked some joke or responded to someone humorously, which everyone thought was typical of him and highly unusual for that serious time.
Death records indicate that Albert Augustus died July 29, 1939. Harriet died January 26, 1944. Both Albert and Hattie are buried in the Springfield Township Cemetery.
Claude Reyburne was born July 1, 1885 in Holland, Ohio. He married C. Fern. He died October 23, 1952 in Holland, Ohio. Fern died June 10, 1958. Both are buried at Springfield Township Cemetery.
Goldie Fay was born in October 1889 in Holland, Ohio. She married Orval Egbert Stair, son of Elmer and Mary Stair. Goldie died in 1957 in Holland, Ohio.
Leslie Dale was born April 5, 1892 in Holland, Ohio. He married Mertie Irwin, daughter of Elmer and Adelaide (Roberts) Irwin. He died March 19, 1978. He and Mertie are buried in Springfield Township Cemetery.
Lola L. and Lela Marie, twins, were born June 28, 1898 in Holland, Ohio. Lela died from juvenile diabetes on September 22, 1910 and is buried in the Springfield Township Cemetery. Lola married Frank Merrell, son of Morris and Clara Merrell. She researched and wrote “A History of Holland, Ohio, 1829-1953”.
Claude Reyburne Vesey Family
Claude Reyburne was born July 1, 1885 in Holland, Ohio. He married C. Fern about 1908.
In the 1910 US Federal Census, Claude is enumerated in Elyria, Ward 1, Lorain County, OH and is working as a bookkeeper in a factory there. He returned to Holland, OH to take partnership in his father’s general store in 1911 and is listed as such in the 1920 US Federal Census. In the 1930 US Federal Census, he is listed as storekeeper – dry goods/grocery. Fern and son Dale also both worked as clerks in the store per the 1930 US Federal Census.
Dale Demott was born January 18, 1910 in Elyria, OH. Robert was born about 1912. Claude Jr. was born about 1914. Katherine was born about 1917. Rex was born June 21, 1920.
Claude died October 23, 1952 in Holland, Ohio. Fern died June 10, 1958. They are both buried at Springfield Township Cemetery.
From Lola (Vesey) Merrill’s book “A History of Holland, Ohio, 1829-1953”
“With an established general merchandise business [Vesey General Merchandise] and as Postmaster serving the town and township, a partnership was accepted when Claude R. and family moved back from Elyria in 1911.
Claude, who was bookkeeper, butcher, buyer, and clerk, was constantly alert to the business needs. He collapsed in April, 1949, recovered, and collapsed again on September 29, 1952. He died October 23, 1952, at 67 years. About a month before, Claude had a premonition that “he would be out of the store by November”.
The widow C. Fern Vesey, has disposed all stock and fixtures up for sale. The building is for rent or sale.”
Generation No. 1
1. HENRY4 HENDERSON (HENRY3, HENDERSON2, HENDERSON1) (Source: (1) all census downloaded Ancestry.com, He appeared on the census in 1830 at Defiance Twp., Williams Co., OH 1 male 20-30. (Has not been confirmed to be him). (2) tombstone., (3) Death cert. #69864.) Was born July 19, 1800 in Vermont, and died October 05, 1879 in South Toledo, Ohio Lucas Co. Springfield Twp. Cemetery. He married (1) ELINOR NELLIE LOOMIS August 08, 1831 in Wood Co. Ohio, daughter of WILLIAM LOOMIS and MARY WILSEY/WILTSE. She was born 1814 in Taghkanic, Columbia, New York, and died Bef. 1842 in Wood County Ohio (Source: military records.). He married (2) JULYNIA CHASE (Source: marriage license, Marriage License name listed as Julianna Lovewell.) October 14, 1842 in Lucas Co. OH. She was born 1819 in New York, and died 1877 in Lucas Co. OH Springfield Twp. Cemetery, Lucas Co. OH (Source: tombstone.).
Notes for HENRY HENDERSON:
His occupation was a farmer.
He is buried in the Springfield Twp. Cemetery, Lucas Co. Ohio
Was born in Vermont and moved to York state with his parents when he was a child. At about age 13 he enlisted in the war of 1812, and was stationed near Ft. Gratiot near Saulte Sue Marie. He was with General Cass at the treaty of Fon du Lac between the Indians and the Gov't, in 1814. In 1819 he came and settled in Maumee County. His brother Eli came to Maumee between 1825 and 1830. Truman settled in Wisconsin and had five children. Nothing is known of his children.
*He appeared on the census in 1840 at Springfield Twp., Lucas Co., OH. It lists 1 male under 5, 1 male between 5 and 10, 1 male between 15 and 20, 1 male between 30 and 40, 1 male between 40 and 50, 1 female under 5, 1 female between 5 and 10, 1 female between 10 and 15, 1 female between 30 and 40. (1)
*He appeared on the census in 1850 at Waynesfield Twp., Lucas Co., OH. He is listed as a farmer born in Vermont. Listed with Henry are Jemma (Julynia) age 30, born in New York, Oliver age 17, Alvira age 14, Amy age 11, Eli age 10, William age 7, Louisa age 6, George age 3, Edward age 1. All children were born in Ohio. (1)
*He appeared on the census in 1860 at Waynesfield Twp. Lucas Co., OH. He is listed as a farmer born in Vermont. Appearing in the census with him was Angeline (Julynia) age 41 born in New York. Eli age 20, William age 16, Louisa age 15, George age 12, Edward age 10, Caroline age 8. All children were born in Ohio. Also listed in the household is Truman Henderson age 41 born in New York. (1)
*He appeared on the census in 1870 at Waynesfield Twp., Lucas Co., OH. He is listed with Julina age 51, born in New York and Henry age 16, Esther age 14. Louisa and her children are also listed in the household. (1)
*He has conflicting birth information. Son George's death certificate lists Hartford, Connecticut.
Henry appeared on the 1837 Tax Lists, taxed on personal property within the Township of Port Lawrence in Washington Twp., Lucas Co., Ohio. Appearing on the list directly above him was John B. Henderson.
Tax List: 1838 Waynesfield Twp., Lucas Co., Ohio. He paid taxes on personal property, cattle and horses.
Notes for JULYNIA CHASE:
Marriage License Name Listed as Julianna Lovewell, must have been married before.
In Springfield cemetery Henry and Julynia are buried together. There are also 3 small stones in the same area for Clarissa Henderson, Charlie Henderson and Horatio Henderson. No dates or other information is on the stones. According to the sexton at the cemetery, Charlie, Clarissa and Horatio are all Henderson’s. (No prove they are our Henderson’s) Esther Henderson Jeremy is also buried in the area.
Children of HENRY HENDERSON and ELINOR LOOMIS are:
i. OLIVER P.5 HENDERSON (Source: military records, Civil War Pension Record Minor Civil Division: Ridgeway.), b. October 31, 1835, Ohio; d. December 19, 1892, Ridgeway, Lenawee Co. MI; m. LUCY ANN TRIPP, August 01, 1867, Ridgeway, Lenawee Co. MI; b. 1842; d. 1907.
Notes for OLIVER P. HENDERSON:
He appeared with Sophia Henderson (36, PA) Emily Kahn (13), Henry Hill (11) and Sarah Hill (9) in 1860 census living in Washington Twp., Lucas Co., Ohio.
He appeared on the census in 1870 at Ridgeway, Lenawee Co., Mi., Also listed is wife Luch Ann age 27 born New York.
He appeared on the census in 1880 at Ridgeway, Lenawee Co., Mi. Only wife Lucy is listed with him.
He appeared on the census in 1890 at Ridgeway, Lenawee Co., Mi. He is listed as serving in Company K of the 84th Ohio Infantry from May 26, 1862 to Sept. 20, 1862
ii. ALVIRA HENDERSON, b. January 1836, Ohio; d. June 30, 1909, Calhoun Co., Mi.
iii. AMY HENDERSON, b. 1839, Ohio.
2. iv. ELI HENDERSON, b. 1840, Ohio; d. February 07, 1893, Maumee, Lucas Co. OH.
v. JAMES HENDERSON.
vi. LENORA HENDERSON, b. 1830, Ohio; d. Bef. 1860, Michigan?; m. JAMES VAN HORN; b. 1822; d. April 04, 1847, Lucas Co. Ohio..
Notes for LENORA HENDERSON:
She appeared with husband James and twins Henry and Henrietta in 1850 census living in Waynesfield Twp., Lucas Co., Ohio. They were living next door to Henry Henderson and family..
Children of HENRY HENDERSON and JULYNIA CHASE are:
vii. CAROLINE5 HENDERSON (Source: all census downloaded Ancestry.com, She appeared on the census in 1870 at Maumee Lucas Co., Ohio. She is listed as a domestic servant in the household of Justus McDonald.), b. Abt. 1852, Lucas Co. Ohio.
Notes for CAROLINE HENDERSON:
FOUND CAROLINE HENDERSON AGE 18 BORN IN OHIO IN 1870 CENSUS, OHIO, LUCAS CO. MAUMEE LIVING WITH JUSTUS MCDONALD AND FAMILY ALSO A WILLIAM GIBSON
viii. WILLIAM HENDERSON (Source: (1) 1860 census downloaded Ancestry. Com, He appeared with brother Henry (7) in the household of Solomon Hines in 1860 census living in Sylvania Twp., Lucas Co., Ohio., (2) census downloaded Ancestry.com, He appeared on the census in 1900 at Mentor Twp., Cheboygan Co., Mi. He is listed as a boarder, his occupation is day labourer and he has been married 36 years., (3) military records, He served in the military, William Henderson, K, 3 Cav., en. Oct, '61 Wood Co., OH.), b. 1842.
ix. LOUISA HENDERSON* (Source: (1) marriage license Lucas Co. vol 2, page 288., (2) census downloaded Ancestry.com, She appeared on the census in 1870 at Waynesfield Twp. Lucas Co., OH. She is listed in the Henry Henderson household with children Frank age 9 and Florence age 1.She appeared on the census in 1880 at south Toledo, Lucas Co., Oh. She is listed with her 2 children. The last name is spelled Genson.She appeared on the census in 1900 at Maumee, Lucas Co., OH. She is listed as having 3 children, 2 living. Her name is spelled as Gerrans. She appeared on the census in 1910 at Maumee, Lucas Co., Oh. Her name is spelled as Gensonson. She appeared on the census in 1920 at Waynesfield Twp., Lucas Co., Oh. Living with daughter Florence Farthing.), b. June 10, 1844, Maumee, Lucas Co. OH; d. December 08, 1921, Swan Creek Cemetery, Monclova, Lucas Co. OH; m. LEVI M. GENSON, June 18, 1865, Maumee, Lucas Co. OH (Source: (1) 2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index(R) (Copyright (c) 1880, 2002 11 jul, 2005.., (2) marriage license Lucas Co. vol 2, page 288.); b. 1838; d. 1880.
3. x. GEORGE HENDERSON, b. November 28, 1847, Maumee, Lucas Co. OH; d. September 11, 1923, Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga Co. OH.
4. xi. EDWARD HENDERSON, b. March 1849, Ohio; d. May 28, 1912, Erie Co. OH Swan Creek Cemetery, Lucas Co. Monclova, OH. He married MARY HOLTZ November 26, 1885 in Britton, Lenawee Co, MI. She was born 1864 in New York, and died 1901 in Ridgeway, Lenawee Co, MI.
Notes for MARY HOLTZ:
Buried next to Oliver in an unmarked grave in Ridgeway, MI.
5. xii. HENRY HENDERSON, b. September 23, 1853, Maumee, OH/Lucas County (Adams Twp); d. November 16, 1949, Maumee, OH / Lucas County.
xiii. LIZ HENDERSON.
xiv. ESTHER A. HENDERSON (Source: (1) all census downloaded Ancestry.com, She appeared with husband John in 1900 census living in Toledo, Lucas Co., OH. She had 4 children all living., (2) death certificate #33317, Repository; Not Given. Death certificate lists father as George Henderson and mother as Elmira Lovejoy.), b. October 02, 1855, Maumee, Lucas Co. OH; d. May 03, 1928, Maumee, Lucas Co. OH Springfield Twp. Cemetery, Lucas Co. OH; m. JOHN JEREMY, 1894; b. 1854.
More about ESTHER HENDERSON:
Residence, 1900: Toledo City, Lucas Co, OH
Generation No. 2
2. ELI5 HENDERSON (HENRY4, HENRY3, HENDERSON2, HENDERSON1) (Source: military records, civil war pension record, Maumee, Lucas Co. Ohio.) was born 1840 in Ohio, and died February 07, 1893 in Maumee, Lucas Co. OH. He married SARAH DORAS COE. She was born 1840, and died 1900.
Notes for ELI HENDERSON:
He was employed as a Teamster.
He appeared in the household of Asa Cole in 1860 census living in Springfield Twp., Lucas Co., Oh.
He appeared on the census in 1870 at Troy Twp, Geauga Co., Oh. He is listed with wife Sarah and son Bart age 11/12
He appeared on the census in 1880 at South Toledo, Lucas Co., Oh. Household includes wife and 4 children and brother Edward.
He appeared on the census in 1890 at Maumee, Lucas Co., Oh. He appears in the Special Veterans Schedule
He served in the military Civil War, co.l, 14th Ohio 1864-65
Eli Henderson, K, 3 Cav., in, Oct., '61, m. o. Aug., '65 Wood Col, OH
Eli died of consumption.
Children of ELI HENDERSON and SARAH COE are:
i. BURTON6 HENDERSON, b. 1869.
ii. ORRION HENDERSON, b. 1872.
iii. BERNA HENDERSON, b. 1875.
iv. WILLIAM HENDERSON, b. 1878.
3. GEORGE5 HENDERSON (HENRY4, HENRY3, HENDERSON2, HENDERSON1) (Source: census downloaded Ancestry.com, He appeared on the census in 1880 at Troy Twp, Geauga Co., Oh. He is listed with wife and 2 children. He appeared on the census in 1900 at Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga Co., OH. Also listed is wife Carolyn and children Rolla Clyde, Louise and Lougarda.He appeared on the census in 1910 at Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga Co., OH. He is listed with new wife Matilda and daughter Lougarda. Also in the household is sister-in-law Velma Coe age 55. He appeared on the census in 1920 at Orange Twp., Cuyahoga Co., OH. He is listed with wife Matilda, son Rollo, daughter Lougarda and grandson Theodore age 10..) was born November 28, 1847 in Maumee, Lucas Co. OH, and died September 11, 1923 in Chagrin Falls, Cuyahoga Co. OH. He married (1) CAROLYN COE April 22, 1874 in Chargin Falls, Cuyahoga Co., OH. She was born May 1, 1849, and died November 3, 1904. He married (2) ZADA MATILDA COE February 29, 1904 in Cuyahoga Co, OH. She was born August 15, 1864, and died July 9, 1922 (Source: census downloaded Ancestry.com, 1910 census , Series T624 Roll: 1164 Page 99A.).
Notes for GEORGE HENDERSON:
George died of Tuberculosis
Birth and death dates are from Ohio Deth Certificate
Children of GEORGE HENDERSON and CAROLYN COE are:
i. ROLLO CLYDE6 HENDERSON.
ii. LOUIE JULYNA HENDERSON.
iii. LONGARDA DIANA HENDERSON.
4. EDWARD5 HENDERSON (HENRY4, HENRY3, HENDERSON2, HENDERSON1) (Source: (1) all information gathered is from Military Pension Records, He served in the Civil War, Co. 1, 14th Ohio 1864-65Henderson, Edward, 18, Jan. 28, 1864. Mustered out with company July 11, 1865., (2) all census downloaded Ancestry.com, He appeared on the census in 1880 at Waynesfield Twp., Lucas Co., OH. He is living with brother Eli and family. He appeared on the census in 1890 at Ridgeway, Lenawee Co., MI. He is listed in ght Veterans Schedules as serving from Jan. 8, 1864 to July 17, 1865 as a private in Co. 1 of the 14th Ohio Infantry. He appeared with wife Mary and 2 daughters in 1900 census living in Macon Twp., Lenawee Co., MIHe appeared on the census in 1910 at Maumee, Lucas Co., OH. He is living alone listed as a widower.) was born March 1849 in Ohio, and died May 28, 1912 in Erie Co. OH Swan Creek Cemetery, Lucas Co. Monclova, OH. He married MARY HOLTZ November 26, 1885 in Britton, Lenawee Co. MI. She was born 1864, and died 1901 in Springfield Twp. Lucas Co. OH.
Notes for EDWARD HENDERSON:
Edward served in the Civil War
Children of EDWARD HENDERSON and MARY HOLTZ are:
i. ADDIE L.6 HENDERSON, b. January 29, 1886.
More about ADDIE L. HENDERSON:
Residence: 1900, Macon Township, Lenawee Co, MI
ii. ANCIE HENDERSON, B. 1887.
ii. NETTIE HENDERSON, b. May 18, 1888.
5. HENRY5 HENDERSON (HENRY4, HENRY3, HENDERSON2, HENDERSON1) (Source: (1) all census downloaded Ancestry.com, He was employed as a Papermaker., (2) all census downloaded Ancestry.com, He appeared on the census in 1860 at Sylvania Twp., Lucas Co., Oh. Henry age 7 is listed in the household of Solimon Miner (Hines). Also listed in this household is William Henderson age 18. William is listed as a farm hand.. this census was taken on June 13th. On June 12th William was listed with the Henry Henderson household., (3) all census downloaded Ancestry.com, He appeared on the census in 1870 at Waynesfield Twp., Lucas Co., Ohio. He is listed age 16 with his parents and Esther age 14. Louisa and her children are also listed in the household., (4) all census downloaded Ancestry.com, He appeared on the census in 1880 at Waynesfield Twp., Lucas Co., OH. Household includes wife Clara and daughter Mabel., (5) all census downloaded Ancestry.com, He appeared on the census in 1900 at Waynesfield Twp., Lucas Co., OH. Also listed is Guy age 18, Myrtle age 16, Harry age 13, Howard age 10 and twins Julia and Clara age 6., (6) all census downloaded Ancestry.com, He appeared on the census in 1910 at Maumee, Lucas Co., OH. Only Henry and Laura are shown in the household., (7) all census downloaded Ancestry.com, He appeared on the census in 1920 at Springfield Twp., Lucas Co., OH. Only Henry and Laura are shown in the household., (8) all census downloaded Ancestry.com, He appeared on the census in 1930 at Holland Twp., Lucas Co. OH. Only Henry and Laura are listed in the household., (9) Obit, His obituary was published 17 Nov 1949 in Maumee, Lucas Co., Ohio "Maumee's Oldest Resident is Dead" .Henry Henderson, 96, oldest resident of Maumee, died yesterday in the home of his son, Guy Henderson, 410 West Dudley St., Maumee, after a brief illness. A lifelong resident of Maumee, Mr. Henderson retired 12 years ago as a papermaker after working at the trade since he was a young man. Mr. Henderson was also the oldest member of Maumee Methodist Church having attended the church 63 years. He formerly was superintendent of the church and at one time was a member of its official board. His grandson, John Henderson, is mayor of Maumee. Also surviving are other sons, Howard, Toledo, and Alan, Perrysburg, daughters Mrs. Mabel Hoffhines and Mrs. Clara Contat, both of Maumee, and Mrs. Julia Bricker, Perrysburg, nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren. Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in Maumee Methodist Church. Burial will be in Swan Creek Cemetery. The body is in the Masonic Mortuary, Maumee.) He was born September 23, 1853 in Maumee, OH/Lucas County (Adams Twp), and died November 16, 1949 in Maumee, OH / Lucas County. He married (1) CLARA VIOLA TIBBITS June 28, 1877 in Lucas Co. OH, daughter of WILLIAM TIBBITS and LUCY FIELD. She was born June 29, 1856 in Logansport, Cass Co. IN, and died December 17, 1893 in Maumee, Lucas Co. Ohio Springfield Twp. Cemetery, Lucas Co. OH. He married (2) INA OPHELIA KREPS September 26, 1900 in Lucas Co. OH. She was born 1867, and died 1902 in Riverside Cemetery, Lucas co. Ohio. He married (3) LAURA B. BOYD September 06, 1909 in Lucas Co. OH. She was born 1860, and died 1936 in Swan Creek Cemetery, Monclova, Lucas Co. OH.
Notes for HENRY HENDERSON:
Henry's occupation was a Papermill electrician and made crowns.
Church: Maumee Methodist Church.
Henry died of Heart Disease
Notes for CLARA VIOLA TIBBITS:
Clara Tibbitts died of pneumonia at age 40 during birth of twins, Julia
Children of HENRY HENDERSON and CLARA TIBBITS are:
i. ROY6 HENDERSON.
Notes for ROY HENDERSON:
Stories are that Roy died as a baby. We have found no information on him as of 7/22/05.
6. ii. MABEL HENDERSON, b. 1880; d. May 17, 1962, Lucas Co. Ohio swan creek cemetery.
7. iii. GUY HENDERSON, b. 1882; d. 1955, Bedford Township, Monroe, MI?.
8. iv. MYRTLE HENDERSON, b. 1885; d. 1937, Swan Creek Cemetery, Monclova, Lucas Co. OH.
9. v. HARRY HOROTIO HENDERSON, b. March 04, 1888, Maumee, OH / Lucas County; d. December 18, 1948, Three Rivers, MI / St Joseph County.
10. vi. HOWARD G. HENDERSON, b. November 08, 1889; d. February 27, 1965, Toledo, Ohio.
11. vii. JULIA FIELD HENDERSON, b. September 26, 1893; d. June 1974, Ohio.
12. viii. CLARA HENDERSON, b. September 26, 1893; d. November 1983, Ohio.
Child of HENRY HENDERSON and INA KREPS is:
13. ix. ALLEN MELVIN6 HENDERSON, b. 1902; d. 1958.
Generation No. 3
6. MABEL6 HENDERSON (HENRY5, HENRY4, HENRY3, HENDERSON2, HENDERSON1) was born 1880, and died May 17, 1962 in Lucas Co. Ohio swan creek cemetery. She married HARLEY ADELBERT HOFFHINES. He was born 1877, and died April 07, 1961 in Maumee, Lucas Co. OH.
Notes for MABEL HENDERSON:
Mabel was a school teacher.
Notes for HARLEY ADELBERT HOFFHINES:
Harley was a janitor at the high school, worked with Mable's brother,
Guy, as a street car conductor.
Child of MABEL HENDERSON and HARLEY HOFFHINES is:
i. ZANA BELLE7 HOFFHINES, b. 1898, Ohio; d. April 03, 1989, Toledo, Ohio; m. CARL FINLEY COOKE; b. 1894; d. January 06, 1984, Springfield, Ohio..
Notes for CARL FINLEY COOKE:
Carl died at the Mercy Medical Center.
7. GUY6 HENDERSON (HENRY5, HENRY4, HENRY3, HENDERSON2, HENDERSON1) was born 1882, and died 1955 in Bedford Township, Monroe, MI?. He married (1) RILLA ANNA DOHR. She was born 1888, and died 1934 in Ohio. He married (2) MINA DUNBAR.
Notes for GUY HENDERSON:
Guy was a motorman on a street car, also worked on billboards.
Buried in Swan Creek Cemetery, Monclova, Ohio
Notes for RILLA ANNA DOHR:
Buried in Swan Creek Cemetery, Monclova, Ohio
Child of GUY HENDERSON and RILLA DOHR is:
i. JOHN E.7 HENDERSON, b. 1909; d. October 05, 1999, Whitehouse, Lucas Co. OH; m. (1) ANNA E. NELSON; b. 1913; d. 1989; m. (2) MARIETTA FEEHAN.
Notes for JOHN E. HENDERSON:
John was mayor of Maumee, OH and also owned a Bar & Grill.
He was a motorman on a street car, worked on billboards.
8. MYRTLE6 HENDERSON (HENRY5, HENRY4, HENRY3, HENDERSON2, HENDERSON1) was born May 17, 1885 in OH, and died October 7, 1937 in Swan Creek Cemetery, Monclova, Lucas Co. OH. She married (1) MERLE HARRY KELIOR DAMES (AKA HARRY KELIOR) on July 30, 1902. He was born 1884, and died 1958. She married (2) ? MORT. She married (3) JOHN CARL HILES IN 1912.
More about MYRTLE HENDERSON:
Residence, 1900: Maumee Village, Lucas Co, OH.
Notes for MERLE HARRY KELIOR DAMES:
Dames was a vaudeville magician
Child of MYRTLE HENDERSON and MERLE DAMES is:
i. CLYDE RAYMOND7 DAMES, b. October 16, 1902, Toledo, Ohio; d. April 14, 1993, Ohio, Swan Creek Cemetery/Lucas co. ohio; m. (1) THELMA LOUISE BROWN; b. 1903; d. 1963, Ohio, Swan Creek Cemetery Lucas co. Ohio. m. (2) BEULAH "BETTY" FRYE.
Notes for CLYDE RAYMOND DAMES:
Retired from the Bell Telephone Co.
9. HARRY HOROTIO6 HENDERSON (HENRY5, HENRY4, HENRY3, HENDERSON2, HENDERSON1) was born March 04, 1888 in Maumee, OH / Lucas County, and died December 18, 1948 in Three Rivers, MI / St Joseph County. He married ROSE MAE NELSON, daughter of MONTAVILLE NELSON and EVA LEHMAN. She was born May 19, 1892 in Shipshewana, IN, and died July 09, 1971 in Turlock, CA Stanislaus County.
Notes for HARRY HOROTIO HENDERSON:
He was 5"8" tall
Harry died of a massive heart attack.
He was superintendent at Paper Mill until 1947 in Three Rivers, MI
Notes for ROSE MAE NELSON:
buried in Constantine Cemetery Constantine, MI
More About ROSE MAE NELSON:
Burial: Constantine Cemetery, Constantine, MI
Child of HARRY HENDERSON and ROSE NELSON is:
i. HOWARD LEROY7 HENDERSON, b. April 14, 1912, Constantine, MI / St. Joseph County; d. April 24, 1989, Turlock, CA / Stanislaus County/Stanislaus Co.; m. WILMA PEARL MIDDAUGH, June 28, 1930, Elkart, IN; b. June 04, 1913, White Pigeon, MI / St. Joseph County; d. October 2006, Modesto, Ca Turlock Cemetery, Turlock, CA.
Notes for HOWARD LEROY HENDERSON:
Howard worked for Fairbanks Morse Co. in Three Rivers, MI until 1951. In
Se t. 1951 the family moved to Turlock, CA and he went to work for Bank
of America. He worked there until his retirement.
10. HOWARD G.6 HENDERSON (HENRY5, HENRY4, HENRY3, HENDERSON2, HENDERSON1) was born November 08, 1889, and died February 27, 1965 in Toledo, Ohio. He married ETTA MANAHAN. She was born 1895, and died February 24, 1968 in Toledo, Ohio.
Notes for HOWARD G. HENDERSON:
Worked for American Floor Surfacing with 1/2 brother Allen.
Howard died at the St. Vincent Mercy Hospital
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Notes for ETTA MANAHAN:
Etta died at the St. Vincent Mercy Hospital Toledo, Ohio
Child of HOWARD HENDERSON and ETTA MANAHAN is:
i. KATHRYN7 HENDERSON, b. 1914; m. (1) ROBERT WALBOLT; b. 1917; m. (2) JOHN VANCE SR.; b. 1912.
11. JULIA FIELD6 HENDERSON (HENRY5, HENRY4, HENRY3, HENDERSON2, HENDERSON1) was born September 26, 1893, and died June 1974 in Ohio. She married (1) EVERETT BATTEN LEFEVER. He was born 1897, and died 1931. She married (2) PAUL BRICKER. He died Abt. 1968.
Notes for JULIA FIELD HENDERSON:
Julia and Clara are twins
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Notes for EVERETT BATTEN LEFEVER:
Everett was an electrician and inventor ( a part on the street car )
Bank accountant, American Trust Co.
Notes for PAUL BRICKER:
Paul worked on billboards ( bill posters under Guy Henderson, Julia's
Worked as a milkman,
Died of a heart attack.
Children of JULIA HENDERSON and EVERETT LEFEVER are:
i. EVERETT LEFEVER7 JR., b. 1917; d. 1965; m. THERESA (PETE) ARLENE WALBOLT; b. 1914.
Notes for EVERETT LEFEVER JR.:
ii. BETTY JANE LEFEVER, b. 1921; d. October 01, 2000, Pemberville, Ohio; m. WENDELL D. "BILL" HATAS; b. 1920; d. 1968.
Notes for BETTY JANE LEFEVER:
Betty worked for the telephone co.
12. CLARA6 HENDERSON (HENRY5, HENRY4, HENRY3, HENDERSON2, HENDERSON1) was born September 26, 1893, and died November 1983 in Ohio. She married GEORGE CONTAT. He was born 1893, and died 1945.
Notes for CLARA HENDERSON:
Clara and Julia are twins
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Notes for GEORGE CONTAT:
Occupation: Crossing machinist.
Children of CLARA HENDERSON and GEORGE CONTAT are:
i. CLARA7 CONTAT.
Notes for CLARA CONTAT:
Clara died at birth
ii. FRANCIS (FRANK) N. CONTAT, b. 1916; d. 1976; m. GLENNA MAY WOLFE; b. 1918; d. 1983.
iii. MARVIN GEORGE CONTAT, b. 1923; d. 1976; m. DORIS L. GIBSON; b. 1925.
13. ALLEN MELVIN6 HENDERSON (HENRY5, HENRY4, HENRY3, HENDERSON2, HENDERSON1) was born 1902, and died 1958. He married LEAH MARGARET SPEAKER. She was born 1904.
Notes for ALLEN MELVIN HENDERSON:
Allen worked for American Floor Surfacing for 1/2 brother Howard.
Child of ALLEN HENDERSON and LEAH SPEAKER is:
1. ALLEN DALE7 HENDERSON, b. 1929; m. JUANITA MAY GIBBS; b. 1931.
Notes for ALLEN DALE HENDERSON:
Allen Dale was a school teacher.
August G. Baumann Sr., a quarry owner in Germany, came to the United States around 1909. He bought a house in Link’s Hill (south Toledo). Around 1910 he purchased a 15-20 farm on Hill Avenue, just east of where Stone Oak County Club is now. At that time local property owners were German and Polish families. Jim is not sure if his grandfather owned the woods on the west side of the farm, where August Sr. would pick morel mushrooms in a secret spot he never shared with anyone.
The farm’s soil was dark and rich dirt in the front and sandy in the back. Aside from having farm animals (penned where a pond is now), August grew fruits and vegetables. August had strawberry patch and sold them commercially. One of Jim’s earliest memories of the farm was picking berries. On one occasion his mother and grandmother were wondering why all their boxes of berries were empty, until they found Jim eating out of one of the full containers.
One time Jim’s grandmother, Barbara, screamed because a rattlesnake was wrapped around a strawberry plant. Someone chopped the snake’s head off with shovel (I think Jim’s father) and Jim’s uncle took rattle where he kept a collection around the house.
Jim also recalls taking falls (apples fallen off trees) to a cider mill he thinks was east of Crissey Road to have fresh pressed cider..
Jim’s grandmother, Barbara, was his grandfather’s second wife. The first wife died shortly after Jim’s father, August Jr., was born in Germany. August Sr.’s second wife came from a wealthy family. This wife, along with August Jr. and his sisters, came to the Untied States on the USS Grant in 1910. According to one of Jim’s aunts, they landed at Ellis Island. While there, people were given fruit pies to eat that were so horrible, people just threw them on the floor and the conditions were filthy.
At Ellis Island, immigrants had to show they had the means to get where they wanted to go. Mrs. August Baumann Sr. took gold pieces out of the hem of her dress and showed the officials she did have wealth to get to Toledo. Jim thinks that his grandmother had enough gold to help purchase the farm on Hill Avenue.
While on the farm they made wine and kraut. His grandfather also did truck produce. August Sr. was an avid hunter and knew all the local farmers, as he hunted on their properties. Jim remembers a Bueche Garden Center on Dorr Street, just east of Little Flower Catholic Church is now, because he thinks they might have been one of his grandfather’s neighbors around Hill Avenue.
Jim’s grandfather died around 1939-40 and the farm was sold after that. Both Catholics, August G. and Barbara were buried in the Immaculate Conception cemetery by Bancroft and Rabb Road.
Jim’s father, August Jr., married Naomi Farber. Naomi’s family came from the Prague area. August Jr. converted to Lutheran and both he and Naomi are buried in Toledo Memorial Cemetery. Jim was born in 1935 and has two sisters, Ruth and Judy.
The house and farm buildings on Hill Avenue no longer stand. Currently there is a whit brick/stucco house one the property with a large pond in the back. Asking price is around $1.5 million.