_Elijah DEMOUTH _____+ | (1826 - ....) m 1850 _Elijah DEMOUTH _____| | (1870 - 1910) | | |_Margaret MORGAN ____ | m 1850 | |--Percy DEMOUTH | (1907 - 1972) | _____________________ | | |_____________________| | |_____________________
__ | _George Washington HEMBREE _| | (1859 - ....) | | |__ | | |--Loudelia HEMBREE | (1890 - 1974) | __ | | |_Minnie SMITH ______________| (1865 - ....) | |__
 From a family history chart given to Dianne Stevens on 22 Apr 2006
 Irene Clark found a petition for Thomas Kelly in her search for wills. # 106426 given by wm Kelly and Wm Faragher of KK Patrick. Thomas died without a will.
 Received Feb. 2008
__ | _Thomas NOBLE _______| | (1632 - 1703) m 1659| | |__ | | |--Matthew NOBLE | (1668 - 1744) | __ | | |_Hannah WARRINER ____| (1643 - 1721) m 1659| |__
"...He put himself under the watch of the Westfield church, Aug 19,1694, and together with his wife, joined the same, Nov 3, 1728, after their removal to Sheffield, the church at the latter place not being then organized. The precise date of his removal to Sheffield has not been ascertained. It is known, however, that the land in that township, which, in 1725, had been divided into lots by John Ashley and Ebenezer Pomeroy,was very soon occupied by settlers, who came in, and planted themselves upon the river bank."
"In a "History of Berkshire County, MA, by gentlemen in the county, clergymen and laymen," Pittsfield, 1829, is a carefully prepared sketch of Sheffield by Rev. James Bradford, who on the 13th of Oct 1813 was settled over the Congregational church in that place. In this sketch, appears the following statement, respecting the first settler ofSheffield:
"Mr. Obadiah Noble was the first white man who came to reside in Sheffield. He was from Westfield, and came and spent the first winter here with no other human associates than the Indians. In the spring, he went back to Westfield, and in June, his daughter, afterwards the wife of Deacon Daniel Kellogg, returned here with him. She was the first white woman that came into the town. She travelled from Westfield, when about 16 years of age, on horseback, bringing a bed with her, and lodged one night in the wilderness, in what is now the east part of Tyringham."
"The above statement has been quoted with more or less fullness, by J.W. Barber, in "Massachusetts Historical Collections"; by J. G. Holland, in his "History of Western Massachusetts," and more recently by J. G. Barnard, and G. A. Hoadley, in their addresses at the Centennial celebration of the town of Sheffield, on the 19th of June, 1876."
"Mr. George D. Noble, an intelligent citizen of Sheffield, born there on the 23rd of Aug 1813, the great grandson of Obadiah Noble, informed me, in 1876, that his grandfather Nathaniel Noble, whom he well remembers, and who died, May 28, 1824, aged 87, used to say, "My father, Obadiah Noble, was the first white settler of Sheffield; he came from Westfield to Sheffield in the fall of the year, lived the first winter in a wigwam, and the next spring went for his wife, and soon brought her, a bride, to Sheffield."
"To Mr Bradford's statement, the objections are these: In the firstplace, there is no evidence that Obadiah Noble ever had a daughter, his family consisting of 5 sons, whose births are recorded on the town record of Sheffield. In the second place, Hannah Noble, who subsequently became the wife of Deacon Daniel Kellogg, is known to have been the daughter of Matthew, and not the daughter of Obadiah Noble."
To the statement of Mr. George D. Noble, we have this objection to make, that in 1724, when Hannah Noble, afterward the wife of Dea. Daniel Kellogg, was sixteen years of age, Obadiah Noble, her brother, was but 18, quite too young to have been the pioneer settler of the town. Again, the eldest child of Obadiah Noble having been born May 22, 1734, it is not probable that he was married much before the year 1733, whereas, the first settler would, according to G.D. Noble, have been married as early as 1725. "
"We incline, therefore, to the opinion, that if any person by the name of Noble was the first settler of Sheffield, it was Matthew, and not his son Obadiah. Matthew is known to have been there on the 3rd of Feb 1727, for at that date, as appears by Hampshire Deed, E. P. 61, "Matthew Noble, of Housatunnuck, husbandman, in consideration of a certain sum paid by Capt. John Ashley of Westfield, gentleman," makes over to him"two certain tracts or Parcells of lands, with a house, barn and orchard or orcharding upon it, which Parcells of lands containing in quantity by Estimation about 200 acres, lying and being partly within the boundaries and precincts of ye township of Springfield, and partly within ye boundaries of the township of Westfield, in the aforesaid County, it being a tract of land, which the first Mathew Noble formerly dwelt upon, and lyeth easterly of ye mountain, which rangeth between the s Westfield and Springfield, and also lyeth Southerly of Westfield river."
"If Matthew Noble was in Sheffield, in Feb 1727, he could not have removed during the winter, but must certainly have removed as early as the previous year. How much earlier he fixed his abode there, we have no means of determining.
"In 1733, Matthew Noble issued the following warrant for the first two meetings in Sheffield:...(town meeting to choose town officers)...(see the reference for who was elected... lots of familiar names).
"Matthew Noble died intestate. " Details of his estate are contained in the reference.
 as quoted in PAF file: Boslow_Anc_Stevens.paf, rec'd via EMail 0n 14 APR 2002 from Wayne Olsen.
_William STEVENS __________+ | (1785 - 1869) m 1810 _Charles STEVENS _____| | (1829 - 1917) m 1864 | | |_Hannah HIGGINS ___________+ | (1787 - 1869) m 1810 | |--Anna STEVENS | (1872 - 1968) | _John Carpenter PATRIQUIN _+ | | (1792 - 1884) m 1813 |_Catherine PATRIQUIN _| (1835 - 1920) m 1864 | |_Ann MATTATALL ____________+ (1797 - 1876) m 1813
1910 Census - Anna reports she has birthed 4 children, but only 3 are still living. Since Lula, Glen, and Harriet are listed, Robert must be the one that died.
1930 Census - Family has moved to Hardin co., Iowa. Anna is widowed. She is working as a chambermaid in a hotel. She is living with son Glen and daughter Harriet.
Dwelling # 82 Household # 82
Minard, Amos age 69 Farmer VT VT VT
Abigail 60 wife NH NH NH
Stevens, Chas 48 Farm Laborer cannot read or write Nova Scotia NS NS
Catherine 44 wife NS NS NS
Ina 11 dau attends school NS NS NS
Edmond 9 son attends school NS NS NS
Annie 7 dau attends school NS NS NS
Charles and Catherine's son Addison, 14, is living on the nextdoor farm of B F Gifford as a "hired boy"
Line 3 Dwelling # 90 Household # 90
Hutzel, Eli head age 39 m for 18 yrs WI PA IN farmer-general rent
Anna wife 37 m 18 4ch b/3living WI Can/Eng Can/Eng imm: 1883
Lula dau 17 WI WI WI in school
Glenn son 16 WI WI WI in school laborer/home farm
Harret dau 5/12 WI WI WI
Reed, Elmer hired man 20 WI WI WI farm hand
Line 49 Dwelling #680 (same as for family above) Family # 706
Hutzel, Anna Head rents-$18 age 58 Wd Nova Scotia Eng Nova Scotia OCC: Chambermaid - hotel
Glen son 36 D WI PA Nova Scotia Mechanic - garage
Harrietta dau 21 S WI PA NS None
 This date being only 2 months after her brother Edmund, is probably off by at least a year.
_Enoch STEVENS ______+ | (1793 - ....) m 1811 _William STEVENS _____| | (1823 - ....) | | |_Sarah ELLIOTT ______+ | (1791 - ....) m 1811 | |--Robert M. STEVENS | (1868 - ....) | _____________________ | | |_Ellen Roxanna SMITH _| (1840 - ....) | |_____________________
Line 34 Household 14 Family 14
Stevens, William 45 M Farmer RE $10,000 personal $2000 b. Nova Scotia
Ellen 30 F Keeping House New Brunswick
Frederick 10 M MN
William4 M MN
Robert2 M MN
Smith, Emily 40 F New Brunswick
also listed with the family are three farm laborers
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
_Johann Valentin ZIMMERMAN _+ | (1810 - 1837) _Johann Nickolaus ZIMMERMAN _| | (1859 - 1916) | | |____________________________ | | |--Katherine ZIMMERMAN | (1873 - ....) | ____________________________ | | |_Marie GOBEL ________________| (1848 - 1924) | |____________________________
_Johann Peter ZIMMERMAN _+ | (1773 - 1852) _Johann Christian ZIMMERMAN __________| | (1800 - 1851) m 1832 | | |_________________________ | | |--Peter ZIMMERMAN | (1842 - 1894) | _Johann Adam KNOLL ______+ | | (1778 - 1826) m 1808 |_Elizabeth Dorothea KNOLL Kneil Knell_| (1809 - 1888) m 1832 | |_Anne Margarethe SCHODT _+ m 1808
Peter was a serious, quiet man with dark hair, a sandy mustache, and intense deep gray eyes. He was very proficient in reading and writing the German language, but sometimes had difficulty with English. He wanted his family to use the German language at home, but Catherine thought that this would be wrong, as they were Americans now.
Christ decided to go west and pan for gold in Montana, where he earned $7.00 or $8.00 a day. Later, during the gold rush, he moved on to Oregon. Finally, he went back to Canada where he married Louise Nolte and settled on a farm. In later years, he operated a prune orchard.
Peter stayed in Minnesota where he bought 160 acres of land in Racine township of Mower County. It was the last section to be cleared, and he paid twice as much for it as others had paid for the land around it. At the same time, he could have bought land where St. Paul now
stands for less than half of what he paid for the land he chose. He
built a three-room house with a kitchen, bedroom and a pantry. Later,
when he was courting Catherine Rhiel, he walked twenty-five miles to
Preston to see her. Another time he borrowed a buggy from old man
Felch to make the trip. Catherine had come from Canada when she was.
twenty-one, and stayed with her half-sister, Mary Long.
Peter and Catherine were married January 14, 1868, and lived in the frame house near Racine. The first winter, Catherine was so homesick that she rode to Preston in a bobsled, sitting on a box. She stayed a week and then was ready to come home.
They had six children, all born at Racine. Anna married Sam Anstett, divorced, and moved to North Dakota. George died when he was eleven. Margaret Lydia married Julius Krause, and they went to California. John William married Zora Haas, and they remained on the farm at Racine. Matilda married William Hunnerkoch of Red Wood Falls, Minnesota, and they moved to Montana. Ida (Katie) married Roy Drummond, and they lived in Austin, Minnesota.
Peter Zimmerman, my father's third brother, lived near Racine. Minnesota on a farm, but died
while he was yet in the prime of life, with cancer of the large intestine. He left a wife and family of five
children; four girls and one boy.
Many changes have coma into the Peter Zimmerman family in these last twenty years. Peter was
married to Katherine Rhiel. After Peter's death Katherine and her only son, John, who was in his teens at
the time of his father's death, carried on the work of the farm for a while. Then the son married Zora
Haas, and took over the farm with its beautiful home. Katherine died in 1902. Now at the time of this
writing the son, John Zimmerman is an elderly man. His wife has been dead for some time. He has sold
the old home and lives in Rochester, Minnesota. His daughter Ruth, who is an instructor in art in
Rochester, lives with him. He has three boys. Rolland, the oldest, is the twin brother of Ruth, and has a
very nice farm near Racine, Minnesota. Vernon is a biology instructor at Appleton High School,
Wisconsin. Lloyd, the youngest, is also a farmer and has a farm near Racine, Minnesota. John himself
has retired from active farm work.