_Elijah DEMOUTH _____+ | (1870 - 1910) _Victor Carey DEMOUTH _| | | | |_____________________ | | |--Irwin DEMOUTH | | _____________________ | | |_______________________| | |_____________________
died at age 3
_John DODGE _________+ | (1600 - ....) _Tristam DODGE ______| | (1628 - 1683) | | |_____________________ | | |--Israel DODGE | (1646 - 1730) | _____________________ | | |_Anne MANSFIELD _____| (1619 - 1686) | |_____________________
Freeman, July 1670, in Block Island, RI. Oct 1, 1720, Israel Dodge of New London, late of Block Island, sold land located in Block Island, formerly belonging to his father Tristram, to his brothers John, Tristram, and William of Block Island. He was on a farm in North Parish (Montville), New London, CT in 1694. In 1705 the Queen's Court reported him settled there on Indian Fields. As the New London records were burned by Benedict Arnold Sep 6, 1781, it is difficult to give dates concerning his family. Baptisms by Rev. Jas. Hillhouse, Second Cong. Church of North Parish, supply the following names of Israel's children and grandchildren. He appears to have disposed of all his real estate before his death. In 1707 he bought land in Montville of Samuel Rogers. In 1719 he and wife Hannah gave his son John a part of this land. In 1725 Johns ells same land to his brother Israel for 40 pounds. Israel Sr. gave some of this land to his sons Wiliam and Samuel, and they sell 16 acres of it in 1725 to their brother Israel. In 1727 Israel Sr. gives more of this land to son all of his own farm except improved part, " latter to fall to Samuel when Israel Sr. and wife die. In 1722 Israel gave some of this Montville land to son Thomas, "near John's portion," deed made out at Norwich. In 1724 Israel gives son Israel more of this land. In 1730 Samuel Dodge sells land in Montville "where Israel Dodge now lives" (probably brother Israel) to Gideon Comstock for 42 pounds, and this was doubtless after the death of his father and mother when the homestead had fallen to him, " said land beginning at the highway that goes to Colchester.: Robert Dodge, in his Tristram Dodge and Descendants, p. 136 et seq., has got Israel and his family badly mixed up. Children from church records:
8. Israel, bapt. adult Dec 16, 1722, d. 1745
9. John, b. 1689, bapt adult Dec 16, 1722, d. Nov 16, 1776 (NorwichRec.)
10. Thomas, bapt adult 16 Dec 1722
William, bapt. adult Dec 16 1722
Samuel, bapt adult Dec 16, 1722.
_Robert FARGHER _____+ | (1772 - ....) m 1792 _William FARAGHER ___| | (1794 - 1865) m 1819| | |_Margery QUIRK ______+ | m 1792 | |--Margaret FARAGHER | (1820 - 1878) | _Thomas KELLY _______+ | | (.... - 1825) m 1795 |_Ann KELLY __________| (.... - 1865) m 1819| |_Jane KINVIG ________+ (.... - 1847) m 1795
 per Irene Clark Email 12 Apr 2004, Margaret and John did not have children.
 place, Patrick, given by P. Anderson email 17 Jan 2009
 Information from a letter from Bette Deschand to Evelyn dated 26 Apr 2006
_____________________ | _Andrew ROMPPAINEN __| | (1884 - ....) | | |_____________________ | | |--Alma Ethel ROMPPAINEN | (1927 - 2011) | _____________________ | | |_Elizabeth MATERO ___| (1891 - ....) | |_Brita ______________ (1854 - ....)
 Lived in Wheaton, IL before death
Line 66 704 Mott Ave.
Romppainen, Andrew head rent $40/mo 44 m.age 21 Fin Fin Fin imm 1903 Pa Occ: Laborer - steel mill
Elizabeth wife 39 17 same 1893 Pa
Arvo son 15 MI Fin Fin
Oliver son 12 same
Virginia dau 7 "
Ethel dau 2 8/12 "
Matero Brita mother-in-lkaw 76 wd 1893 Na
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Feathergill, Alma 83, of Wheaton, IL passed away at Central Dupage Hospital on April 20, 2011. Alma was born to Elizabeth and Andrew Romppainen of Nisula, MI on July 2, 1927. Alma was employed at Great Lakes Navy Base. Alma is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Arvo Romppainen, Al Romppainen, her sister, Virginia Romppainen and her son, Karl Feathergill. Alma is survived by her husband, William, her children Keith (Diane) Feathergill, Ken (Zhenling) Feathergill, her grandchildren, David Feathergill, Adam Feathergill, Charol (Fred) Tuggle, her great-grandchild Sara Tuggle, and her nieces, Cheryl (Eric) Rosaen, Judy Lawrence and Steve (Carol) Lawrence. A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 410 Grand Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085, on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. Reverend Eileen Shanley Roberts will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to Christ Episcopal Church and it's choir would be appreciated.
Published in News Sun from April 28 to May 4, 2011
 From a family history chart given to Dianne Stevens on 22 Apr 2006
_William STEVENS __________+ | (1785 - 1869) m 1810 _Charles STEVENS _____| | (1829 - 1917) m 1864 | | |_Hannah HIGGINS ___________+ | (1787 - 1869) m 1810 | |--Calvin L. STEVENS | (1867 - 1951) | _John Carpenter PATRIQUIN _+ | | (1792 - 1884) m 1813 |_Catherine PATRIQUIN _| (1835 - 1920) m 1864 | |_Ann MATTATALL ____________+ (1797 - 1876) m 1813
per 1880 census Calvin is living nearby with his aunt and uncle, John and Mary Patriquen.
per 1900 census: Calvin says he was born in Jul of 1873 and came to the US in 1889. His occupation is "Mine owner"
Line 28 632 Sparta St Dwelling # 9 Household # 9
Stevens, Calvin head home O free age 54 m imm: 1872 nat: 1877 Can/Eng IRE/Eng Can/Eng occ:gold miner Stevens Margaret wife 39 m 1887 1891 IRE/Eng IRE/Eng IRE/Eng none
William son 18 s MT Can IRE farm laborer
Edward son 16 s MT Can IRE factory apprentice
Lester son 14 s MT Can IRE in school
Alice dau 11 s MT Can IRE in School
Calvin son 6 s MT Can IRE
Family # 25 - Upper Londonderry
Addison Stevens age 5
Calvin Stevens 4
Catherine Stevens 34
Charles Stevens 39 Farmer
Jennie Stevens 2
Mary Stevens 58
Line 8 dwelling # 130 Family # 131
Patriquen, John age 61 Farmer NS NS NS
Mary 71 wife NS Ire Ire
Stevens, Calvin 13 help NS NS NS
 This census show Calvin living and working on the farm of his mother's cousin.
Line 99 R 1 Congress Dwelling # 80 Household # 85
Stevens, Cal head b. Jul 1873 age 26 m. 1 yr Can/Eng Can/Eng Can/Eng imm: 1889 not nat. occ: Mine owner
Margaret wife dec 1881 18 1 ch b/ 1 liv IRE IRE IRE
Baby son Mch 1900 MT Nova Sco IRE
Stevens, Calvin head age 37 m 11 Yrs Can nat occ: miner/mine wage own
Margaret wife 26 11 IRE IRE IRE 1880 imm nat
Charles son 10 MT Can IRE
William son 8 MT Can IRE
Edmund son 6 MT Can IRE
Lester son 5 MT Can Ire
Alice dau 1 MT Can IRE
Calvin Stevens Rites Conducted Today From Retz Chapel
Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Retz Chapel for Calvin Stevens, 85, Helena resident for 65 years who died Sunday at a hospital where he had been a patient since 1948.
The Very Rev. Charles A, Wilson, dean of St. Peter's Episcopal procathedral, officiated. Burial was in Forestvale cemetery. Pall bearers were Chester Miller, William Heiser, John Taufer, Morris Lynch, Joe Traynor and P. W. Woods.
Survivors include his widow; five sons, Charles, Edward,Lester and Calvin Stevens, all of Helena, and Robert Stevens of Fairfield, Minn; a daughter, Alice Hay of Helena; 15 grandchildren and one great grandson.
_Enoch STEVENS ______+ | (1793 - ....) m 1811 _William STEVENS _____| | (1823 - ....) | | |_Sarah ELLIOTT ______+ | (1791 - ....) m 1811 | |--Clifton STEVENS | (1875 - ....) | _____________________ | | |_Ellen Roxanna SMITH _| (1840 - ....) | |_____________________
line 14 Dwelling # 130 Family # 135
Stevens, Wm W M 60 m Farmer NS NS NS
Ellen R W F 45 wife m Keeping House NB NB NB
Wm W W M 14 son MN NS NB
Robert M W M 12 son MN NS NB
Elthea W F 9 dau MN NS NB
Clifton W M 5 son MN NS NB
Laura G W F 3 dau MN NS NB
Hill, Thomas W M 22 step son s Farm hand MN NB NB
Smith, Emily W F 58 sister-in-law s NB NB NB
_______________________ | _Donald Robert WHEELER _| | (1943 - ....) m 1961 | | |_______________________ | | |--Cheri Lynn WHEELER | (1962 - ....) | _Shirlie Wayne WARDLE _+ | | (1920 - ....) m 1941 |_Patricia Ann WARDLE ___| (1943 - ....) m 1961 | |_Merle Helen DEAN _____ (1921 - 2001) m 1941
Oh and before I forget... my mom's mother's name was Cha Vang and her father was Sai Ge Yang. My grandpa on my dad's side is Cha Tou Xiong and my mom couldn't remember my dad's real mother but knows only one of his current two wives, and her name is Bai Lor.
_Johann Peter ZIMMERMAN _+ | (1773 - 1852) _Johann Christian ZIMMERMAN __________| | (1800 - 1851) m 1832 | | |_________________________ | | |--Philip ZIMMERMAN | (1851 - 1941) | _Johann Adam KNOLL ______+ | | (1778 - 1826) m 1808 |_Elizabeth Dorothea KNOLL Kneil Knell_| (1809 - 1888) m 1832 | |_Anne Margarethe SCHODT _+ m 1808
From Anna Zimmerman Nelson's History:
When Philip was fourteen years old, Henry, being in need of money, advised Philip to work for someone who would pay him a salary. So it came about that he was employed by an old Scotchman for six months for ten dollars a month and board and room. When the six months were up, the Scotchman paid him the salary in silver dollars. Philip carried those sixty silver dollars home six miles to Henry, who gave him seventyfive cents out of it for spending money. This was the first spending money Philip had ever had, and the first thing he bought was a comb for himself, thinking how fine it would be to have one all his very own. Then, as most boys would have done, he bought a jack-knife, and with the money he had left, he bought a candy treat for his brothers. He was badly in need of a suit of clothes at this time, so that he could go to church and Sunday School, but that seems to have been out of the question. Adam, who was next younger than Henry, and who was now living in the United States at Preston, Minnesota, made a visit to Canada about this time. When he returned to the states, he brought Philip with him.
the youngest of seven
children, was born in
Ontario, Canada, January
10, 1851. His father,
died when Philip was
five months old. At the
age of 14 it was
necessary for the boy to
earn his own living, and
he found employment on
the farm of a kindly
Murray, at ten dollars a
month. An older brother
had earlier left for
Minnesota and Philip
followed him. Philip's
first job was working for
Dr. Von Lochen of
Preston driving the
doctor's team and caring
for them. The following
winter, at the age of
sixteen, he joined a crew
of lumberjacks in the
pine woods along the
In 1874 he married
Ernestine Krause of
Racine. They made their
home near Fairmont,
Minnesota. For two
successive years a plague
destroyed their entire
crop, so they abandoned
their farm and returned to
They settled on what is
known as the Zimmerman
Homestead, the farm 3½
miles northwest of Spring
Valley, where Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Briggs have been
living. Philip placed his
building on a hill above
Deer Creek, close to a large
spring which served for
years as a refrigerator.
As the children grew old
enough to help with the
work, more land was
acquired until the original
160 became 360 acres. For
the Zimmerman's and their
seven children this was the
good life known by the
early settlers of our
community. They "broke"
(cleared) the land, planted
crops, raised chickens and
stock. They slept on cornhusk
mattresses in summer
and feather beds in winter.
They canned from two to
four hundred quarts of fruit
yearly and made twenty
gallons of sauerkraut. They
boarded the crew of "Irish
paddies" who laid the track
for the Great Western
railroad across their farm
and built the high trestle.
There were picnics in the
"Jensen woods" and on the
winter evenings, visiting
back and forth with their
good neighbors, the Thayers, the
Hesses, and the Churchills. In
winters with the sleigh, in summer
with the "surrey with the fringe on
top," they drove every Sunday to the
first Methodist Church of Spring
In 1924, friends and neighbors
celebrated the golden wedding
anniversary of the Zimmerman's.
Mrs. Zimmerman passed away in
1926, but Mr. Zimmerman reached
the age of 90, passing away in 1941.
Of the seven children three are
living, Annie, Alice, and Fern. In
1905 Annie, the oldest child married
a Methodist minister Fred Nelson.
They are now retired and live in Los
Altos, California. In 1899, Julius
left for western Montana and
worked with the sheep-herders and
cattlemen, an era of the early west
known today as "cowboy days."
In 1906, Albert married Anna
Thompson and farmed in the
Buckwheat Ridge community,
retiring to Spring Valley in 1946.
Edward married Tressie Tabor in
1913 and took over the old home
form, for his father retired that year
and moved to the northeast part of
Spring Valley. Minnie first taught
high school, then did graduate work
and became the librarian at Winona
State Teachers College. Alice and
Fern taught for twenty years in
Cloquet High School, Minnesota.
They now make their home with a
92-year old uncle, Julius Krause, in
Santa Ana, California.