Archive for July, 2009

Pierce Family

Pierce Family

There are another two pages up for the Pierce family. Dr. Eli Pierce and his wife Sarah Burgess and their son W.Y.B. Pierce and his wives, Mary Ann Sanderson and Mrs. Martha Latham. Both families lived at Hazelcot Whitley county Indiana.

Schmidt Family Additions

Schmidt Family Additions

Yesterday I added pages for all of the Schmidt family except Louise. Louise married into the Pierce family. Once I create John William Eli Pierce’s page I will link Louise there.

Nancy asked me to add a note about the Schmidts in regards to them being talented musicians.

All of the Schmidts I know stories about, or knew personally, were very talented. Rose and Ernie were professional musicians. They played chamber music and music to accompany the silent movies. I have in my notes some of the places they played.

Fannie and Flossie

Fannie and Flossie

I have been adding pages, but have forgotten to note them here. Sorry about that folks.

There is a short page up about Fanny Driscoll White (our poetess) and the start of the section on Aunt Flossie O’Driscoll O’Connell.

Art in Milwaukee

Art in Milwaukee

Not much added today. I found a couple brief articles on Edward Sanderson which referenced that he was a trustee for the Layton Art Gallery and he was a prominent player in the wheat industry. I added those reference to the Edward Sanderson page.

I also found reference to a trusted employee of the Sanderson mill, so I added him to the Sanderson Mill page. Not only are our family members important, but those that had strong bonds with our family. Those closest to us, blood relatives or not, help us become who we are.

A Sailing We Will Go…..

A Sailing We Will Go…..

The next part of our journey takes us on a great lakes sailing ship with Captain Daniel J. O’Driscoll. Born in Ireland, Daniel took to the seas at an early age. After arriving in America he continued his seafaring life on the Great Lakes, first as a ship master and later as Captain. You can find out more about Daniel and his family in the O’Driscoll section.

Here comes the Judge, Here comes the Judge…

Here comes the Judge, Here comes the Judge…

In Athens, NY, a widower and father of two daughters we find John Sanderson, Jr., son of John Sanderson Sr. and Margaret Whitfield. He was a practicing lawyer and was elected Judge of Greene county, NY for several terms. He was of good character and considered a “good lawyer”. His page can be found here or as a link from John Sanderson, Sr’s section..

Sarah and Edward Sanderson

Sarah and Edward Sanderson

I added a short history on both Sarah and Edward Sanderson this morning. There will be more to add to each of these. I will add that information at a later date. You can get to the pages by going to the sitemap or they are a link off of John Sanderson’s page.

Sitemap

Sitemap

The site is getting large enough now that I thought maybe I should put what is called a sitemap on the site. A sitemap is a page that contains all the links available on the site. If you want to get to a page quickly you can click on the sitemap, click on the page link and you will be taken directly to that page.

I also added a surname index and a people index. If you see any surnames of interest click on the link and view the people in our database. Then, using the search on the top right hand side of the site search to see if we have included your person of interest on the site. If not, please contact us and we can share information.

Van Schaick Mansion

Van Schaick Mansion

Last night and this morning I worked on a brief page about the Van Schaick family. Although I am not certain the Isaac Van Schaick is of that family, the secondary evidence presented sure points in that direction. I put the page up hoping someone out there can help us connect our dots on this story. Isaac was born only 35 miles down the Hudson from where the mansion was built. If anyone has any further information on the Van Schaick family and would like to add to our stories or our trees, please feel free to leave an inquiry.

The new Van Schaick Mansion page is linked to the places of interest page or can be found here.

Van Schaick and Sanderson Mill

Van Schaick and Sanderson Mill

Today I added a page about Isaac Van Schaick, husband of Eliza Sanderson. Isaac served as a congressman and was part owner of the E. Sanderson Company and the Schoonmaker Quarry. Isaac and Eliza’s page can be found here.

I also added the page I had written for the flouring mills. I am sure those will be changing in the next few weeks when the corporation papers come in at the library. I hope to add some details about what happened to mills. In one of the estate papers I read, it said the stock of E. Sanderson was worthless in 1903. I suspect there was a decline in the need for flour, but also the deaths of the principal owners, Edward in 1889, Willliam Jr. in 1893 and Isaac retiring in 1894, the company went down hill or just dissolved. More about the flour mills.

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