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Origin of the surname “Kirchner:”

 

Generation

 

5   

 

4    Heinrich Kirchner

 

A. Biographical notes:

 

Of Dauernheim, Hessia (Germany).  Was living as late as approximately 1804, when his son, Henry, was born, but there is no record to indicate Heinrich (which is German for Henry) emigrated to the United States.

 

B. Wife: Christine (perhaps).

 

Born about 1771.  Emigrated to America, probably with her son, Philip, and his family, in July 1831.  It's not clear if they came at the same time and its not even clear they are related.  Christine Kirchner may have lived in Philip's household in America, but died 24 September 1848, age 77, about 2 years before the 1850 US Census - the first census to include the names of all members of households.  She was interred in Market Street Cemetery, Cape Vincent, New York (same as her probable son, Philip).

 

C. U.S. Census Records:

 

1840: No record of Heinrich or Christina Kirchner was found in New York.  Of interest, the following Kirchner/Kershner households of unknown relation were residing in New York State:

 

a. Francis Kirchner, Buffalo, Erie County.

b. John Kershner, Danville, Steuben County.

c. Philip Kershner, Danville, Steuben County.

 

1850: No record of Heinrich or Christina Kirchner was found in New York State.  Of interest, here are some of the Kirchner-sounding households recorded in New York State:

 

a. Adam Kirchner, Buffalo, Erie County.

b. Catherine Kirchner, Buffalo, Erie County.

c. Christopher Kirchner, Buffalo, Erie County.

d. Frederick Kirchner, Buffalo, Erie County.

e. Frederick Kirchner, Ava Township, Oneida County.

e. Frederick Kirchner, Boonville, Oneida County.

f. John Kirchner, Williams, King County.

g. Lawrence Kirchner, Troy, Rensselaer County.

h. Leo Kirchner, Troy, Rensselaer County.

i. Louisa Kirchner, Buffalo, Erie County.

j. Margaret Kershner, Troy, Rensselaer County.

k. Gasper Kirkner, Flushing, Queens County.

l. Catherine Kerkner, Genesee, Livingston County.

m. Henry Kerkner, North Dakota, Livingston County.

n. Joseph Kerkner, Genesee, Livingston County.

o. Polly Kerkner, Hartland, Livingston County.

p. William Kerkner, North Dakota, Livingston County.

 

D. Children:

 

1. Catherine Kirchner: Born about 1800 in Germany.

 

1850 US Census: Catherin Pengal, age 50 (b. Germany), resided in the household headed by [her presumed brother] Philip Kirkner, age 49, in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  See Philip's household, generation 3, below.

 

Catherine married (?) Pengal and (perhaps) had the following son:

 

a. Henry Pengal: Born about 1826 in Germany.  Employed as a laborer.

 

1850 US Census: Henry Pengal, age 24 (b. Germany) and employed as a laborer, resided in the household headed by [his presumed uncle] Philip Kirkner, age 49, in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1855 NYS Census: No Pengal households found in New York State.

 

1860 US Census: There was a Henryce Pengal, age 36 (b. Hezzen), heading a household in Croghan Township, Lewis County, New York.  The household also included Tolitea Pengal, age 23 (b. Hezzen); Louis Fistal, age 37 (b. Prussia); Cathrine Fistal, age 31 (b. Prussia); Philip Fistal, age 6 (b. Prussia); Louis Fistal, age 3 (b. Prussia); and Charles Fistal, age 1 (b. Prussia).

 

1865 NYS Census: No Pengal households found in New York State.

 

1870 US Census: No Pengal households found in the US.

 

1880 US Census: There were 2 Pengal households enumerated in the US: (1) August Pengal, age about 53 (b. Germany), in Ripley Township, Butler County, Iowa.  (2) John Pengal, age about 56 (b. Germany), in Afton Township, Cherokee County, Iowa.

 

Note: The conjecture that Catherine Pengal was a daughter of Heinrich Kirchner and the mother of Henry Pengal is based entirely on her age, birthplace, and her presence, along with Henry Pengal, in the Philip Kirchner (gen 3, below) household in Cape Vincent, New York in 1850.

 

Also of interest: There were no Pengal households recorded in the 1840 and 1860 US Censuses for New York State or the 1860 and 1870 Censuses for Minnesota.  However, a Henry Bengal (b. about 1824 in Hessia) was recorded in the 1860 US Census for Lewis County, New York.

 

2. Johann Phillipp/Philip "Henry" Kirchner: See generation 3, below.

 

3. Henry Kirchner. (perhaps; could this be Philip?) Born about 1803 in Germany.

 

1860 U.S. Census: (duplicate below under Philip) Henry Kirchner was 57 years old.  His wife, Margaret, was 55.  Both were born in Hessia (Germany).  Their real estate was valued at $2,500 and their personal property was valued at $1,000.  They lived beside the household of Philip Kirchner, Jr., in Cape Vincent, New York.  Henry's household also included a grown daughter, Christina (age 22, b.  N.Y. State), indicating this Henry was in New York by at least 1838; and a servant, Philip Marks (age 18, b. Hessia).

 

3   Johann Phillipp "Philip"/”Peter” Kirchner (photos)

 

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Kirchner, Anna Margaretta 'Margaret' (Koch)

 

A. Biographical notes:

 

"KERKNER" according to his cemetery headstone; "KITCHNER" was also used in one record.  Born 18 May 1803 in Hessia (Germany).  Died 15 March 1882, age 78 years, 10 months.  Married in Germany according to the terms of the following contract:

 

"IN THE NAME OF THE HOLY TRINITY, TO WITT:

 

"That God has ordained between Phillipp Kirchner,

Son of the Widow of Heinrich Kirchner of Dauernheim

as Groom in the first part and

Anna Margaretha Koch, daughter of Heinrich Koch of Falzhausen

as Bride of the second part

have this day made a Christian marriage contract as follows:

 

"First: Both married partners agree to love and respect each other at all times and also agree to have a church wedding and thereafter promise to live with and for each other until death does them apart.

 

"Second: The Bride's Trousseau consisting of twenty-five Gulden [currency], one cow, a complete bed and ordinary and necessary clothing, also two pigs will be brought by her into the new household to have and to hold by her husband, who himself will also bring into this marriage fifty Gulden and his ordinary and necessary clothing.

 

"Third: All other properties acquired by both parties after marriage with regard to both real and personal properties belong to the survivor of each at a rate of 50% of established inventory and the remaining 50% shall be in trust for her or him.  It is agreed that thereafter, in the case of no offsprings of this marriage, the 50% so trusted revert to next of kin of the deceased; however in the case of children in the marriage, they shall inherit all properties as from both parents.

 

"Attested and signed by the contractual parties."

 

                         Signed:

                         Leichtlein

 

Signed: Johann Phillipp Kirchner            Signed: Margareta Koch

 

        XXX (hand marks of the widow                Heinrich Koch

             of Heinrich Kirchner)

 

Witness: Leichtlein

 

 

"Philip" (age 28), his wife "Margaret" (age 25), and their two small children (Henry (age 4), Louisa (age 3)) left their home in Dauerheim, Germany on 4 June 1831, the emigration having been approved by the Governor of the Archduchy of Hesse and Rhein on that date.  On 20 June 1831 Philip attested to the fact that he was willing and ready, wife and family, to travel and land in North America without being interfered with or stopped and that he hoped to be protected by law in every way in North America, cared for, helped if needed, and given advice.

 

They set sail at Bremenhaven (which means: harbor of Bremen) for New York City on 4 July 1831.  His emigration record, signed, sealed and dated 20 June 1831 by an official of Dauernheim, gave the following additional physical characteristics of Philip Kirchner:

 

Height: 7.2 (does this mean 7' 2"?)

Hair and eyebrows: light blonde

Forehead: low

Eyebrows: light

Eyes: blue

Nose: pointed

Mouth: small

Beard (goatee): blonde

Chin: round

Face: oblong

Color: natural

Special markings: none

 

Philip and Margaret probably lived for approximately 3 to 4 years somewhere in Onondaga County, New York before moving north to Cape Vincent, New York by about 1835 because (1) his second daughter's birth,(Catherine in 1835) was recorded as being in Onondaga County, and (2) at the time of the 1855 census of New York State, Philip, Sr. claimed to have been living for 20 years in Cape Vincent, leaving some 4 years in America missing after emigration from Germany in 1831.  Of course, 20 years might have been a rough estimate.

 

According to the Jefferson County, New York State deed book, on 1 March 1852 Philip and his wife, Margaret purchased from Warren Wilson for $568 approximately 51.68 acres of lot 19 in Cape Vincent, beginning at the Catholic Church and running to the St. Lawrence River.

 

In May 1858 Philip and Margaret Kirchner borrowed $500 from Francis A. Cross and placed a mortgage on their land on lot 19, Cape Vincent.  That action may be related to the severe financial panic that swept the nation in 1858 and was especially sever in New York State.  However, Philip paid off these obligations in full on 24 February 1864, probably using the proceeds from the sale of a portion of his lot-19 land to Mr. Peter Zimmerman on 6 January 1864 for $3,281.68, a considerable profit over the purchase price of $568.

 

Philip Kirchner also sold for $1,500 one acre of land (and perhaps the Kirchner residence) to Philip Marks, who had been a servant in his household in 1860 and eventually became his son-in-law by marrying (2nd) Catherine "Kate" Kirchner.  By 1870 Philip and Margaret were living in the household of their son-in-law, Philip Marks, in Cape Vincent.

 

B. Census Records:

 

1840 U.S. Census: Philip "Kirkner" was head of a household in Lyme Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He was between 30 and 40 years old.  The household also contained a female between 30 and 40 years old [Margaret], 2 females less than 5 years old [dau Harriet], a male and a female between 5 and 10 years old [son, Philip], and a boy and a girl between 10 and 15 years old.

 

1850 U.S. Census (enumerated 23 Aug 1850):  Philip "Kirkner," age 49 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $600.  The household also included his wife, Margaret Kirkner, age 46 (b. Germany); son, Philip Kirkner, age 17 (b. NYS) and employed as a laborer; daughter, Harriet, age 10 (b. NYS); servant, Philip Marks, age 19 (b. Germany) and employed as a laborer; Catherin Pengal, age 50 (b. Germany); and Henry Pengal, age 24 (b. Germany) and employed as a laborer.

 

1855 N.Y.S. Census: Philip Kerkener, age 51 (b. Germany) and employed as a stone mason, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He resided in a stone house and had resided in Cape Vincent for 20 years.  The household also included his wife, Margrette Kirchner, age 49 (b. Germany), who he married in Germany; daughter, Harriette Kirchner, age 16 (b. NYS); and hired hand, Henry Marx, age 18 (b. Germany) and employed as a mason.  Their son, Philip, Jr., age 23 and employed as a farmer, was their next door neighbor.

 

1860 U.S. Census: Appears to be referred to as "Henry" Kirchner and was 57 years old (Philip?).  His wife, Margaret, was 55.  Both were born in Hessia (Germany).  Their real estate was valued at $2,500 and their personal property was valued at $1,000.  They lived beside the household of "Henry's" son, Philip Kirchner, Jr., in Cape Vincent, New York.  "Henry's" household also included a grown daughter, Christina (age 22, b.  N.Y. State), indicating this "Henry" was in New York by at least 1838; and a servant, Philip Marks (age 18, b. Hessia).

 

1865 NYS Census: Phillip Kirkner, age 64 (b. Germany) and employed as a mason, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He resided in a frame dwelling and owned his land.  The household also included his wife, Ann M. Kirkner, age 63 (b. Germany) and mother of 6 children.

 

1870 U.S. Census: Referred to as "Peter" Kirkner, age 67.  He was head of a household in Cape Vincent, New York that included his wife "A.M." age 65.  "Peter" was a stone mason.  Both were from Hessia, Danzig (the Danzig area of Germany).

 

1875 N.Y.S. Census: Philip Kirchner (age 72 and b. in Germany) and Margaret Kirchner (age 69 and b. in Germany) were members of their son-in-law Philip Mark's (age 44, employed as a stone mason, and b. in Germany) household in Cape Vincent, New York.  The household also included their daughter, Catherine (age 40, b. Onondaga County, N.Y.); Philip Mark's step son, Charles Foster (age 19, b. Jefferson County, N.Y.); Philip Mark's sons Henry Marks (age 17, b. Jefferson County) and Daniel Marks (age 13, b. Jefferson County).

 

1880 U.S. Census: Philip Kirchner (age 77 and a retired stone mason) and his wife, Margaret A. (age 75) were living in the household of their daughter, Catherine E. (age 45) and their son-in-law, Philip J. Marks (age 48 and a stone mason) in Cape Vincent, New York.  Other members of the household included the following members of the Marks family: son, Lewis C., age 26 and employed as a tin smith; son, Henry W., age 22 and employed as a laborer; and son, Daniel, age 18 and employed as a sailor.  The household also included Catharine's son, Charles H. Foster, age 24 and employed as a sailor.  Philip and Margaret were born in Hessia, Deutchland, as were their parents and Philip Marks. Catharine was born in New York.  Lewis, Henry, Daniel and Charles were also born in New York, as were their mothers.

 

Johann Phillip Kirchner died 15 March 1882, age 78 years, 10 months.  He was interred in Market Street Cemetery, Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York beside his wife, Anna, and Anna/Anne C. Kirchner (photos) (daughter of his son, Henry), who died 10 November 1856, at age 2.

 

C. Wife: Anna Margaretha "Margaret A." Koch: (photos)

(Child's 1890 Gazetteer spelled her surname "Cook")

 

Oldest of twins according to the birth register of the Congregation of Nidda, a suburb of Falzhausen, German.  Born 2 August 1806.  Died 20 April 1884, age 77 years, 9 months.  Daughter of Heinrich Koch of Falzhausen, Germany.  Named for her Godmother, Anna Margaretha Zellberg, wife of Jacob Zellberg, a master locksmith. Her emigration record, signed, sealed and dated 20 June 1831 by an official of Dauernheim, described her as follows:

 

Age: 25

Height: 6.1 (6'1"?)

Hair: brown

Forehead: rounded

Eyebrows: light blonde

Eyes: brown

Nose: small

Mouth: small

Chin: round

Face: oval

Color: natural

Special markings: none

 

Anna Margaretha (Koch) Kirchner died 20 April 1884, age 77 years, 9 months.  She is interred beside Philip Kirchner in the Market Street Cemetery, Cape Vincent, New York.

 

1840 U.S. Census: Between 30 and 40 years old.  See above for Philip.

 

1850 U.S. Census: 46 years old.  See above for Philip.

 

1860 U.S. Census: Age 55.  See above for Philip.

 

1870 U.S. Census: 69 years old and living in the household of her son-in-law, Philip Marks, in Cape Vincent, New York State.

 

1880 U.S. Census: 75 years old.  See above for Philip.

 

D. Children: (6 total)

 

1. Henry Kirchner: Born in July 1827 in Hessia (Germany) and emigrated to the United States with his parents, probably at approximately age 4.  Died 1916.  Married (1st) Rosanna "Rosina" (?) (b. N.Y. State in 1830, parents b. Switzerland; d. probably in KS, where son Amos was born) and was employed as a stone mason in the Cape Vincent, New York area until sometime after 1860, when he and his family (and, perhaps his brother's family) moved west to Minnesota.  Reasons for the move are not clear, but it could have been associated with the nationwide financial panic of 1858, the availability of work for masons in northern New York, or the death of Philip, Jr.'s first wife.  At any rate, on 17 July 1866 Henry purchased lot 5 of block number 20 in the town of Chaska, Carver County, Minnesota for $135.  That property was located five lots off the main street of the town and at the south edge of both the town and the business district.  Little more than two years later, 28 August 1868, Henry Kirchner sold the same property for $1,000 (a sizable profit) to Mrs. Emma Baxter, wife of an attorney who later became a well respected Judge in Carver County. There are no records to indicate if the property had been improved by Henry.  Before the final sale papers were signed (28 Oct 1868) Henry and Rosanna had already moved to Willow Springs, Douglas County, Kansas.

 

William "Will" Kirchner, son of Philip, Jr. and Philip's second wife, Henrietta, and, thus, a person who would have first hand knowledge of his uncle Henry, suggested that Henry Kirchner was employed as a stone mason at Fort Snelling and Fort Ridgely, Minnesota, with a homestead for a short while in the area known as Mendota.  However, this can not be confirmed from Census records because Henry apparently did not arrive in Minnesota until after the state census of 1865, was in Minnesota when his daughter, Lulu, was born in 1867, but left in time to have his son, Amos, born in Kansas in 1868.

 

1840 U.S. Census: Between 10 and 15 years old and living with his parents in Lyme Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1850 U.S. Census: No record found.

 

1855 NYS Census: Henry Kerkener, age 27 (b. Germany) and employed as a mason, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Rosina Kerkener, age 27; daughter, Anna C. Kerkener, age 1 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and son, Henry Kerkener, age 1 month (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1860 U.S. Census: Henry Kirchner, age 33 and employed as a stone mason, was head of a household in the Village of Cape Vincent, New York.  His real estate was valued at $400, and his personal property was valued at $100.  Other members of the household included his wife, Rosanna, age 30; son, William H., age 5; son, Philip S., age 4; and son, James E., age 2.  This Henry was born in Germany; the other members of the household were born in New York State.

 

Of interest, in 1860 there were also two Kirchner-sounding households of no known relation recorded in Kansas Territory:

 

a. C. Kirchner, South PA, ARAP.

b. P. Kirchenor, South PA, ARAP.

 

1865 NYS Census: No record found.

 

1870 U.S. Census: Henry "Kirkner," age 43 and employed as a stone mason, was head of a household in West Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas.  He was born in Hessia; his real estate was valued at $900; and his person property was valued at $100.  Other members of the household included his wife, Rosina (age 40, b. N.Y.); son, Wilheim (age 15, b. N.Y.); son, Samuel (age 13, b. N.Y.); son, James (age 12, b. N.Y.); son, John (age 10, b. N.Y.); daughter, Eduon (age 8, b. N.Y.); daughter, Lulu (age 3, b. MN); son, Amos (age 2, b. KS); as well as David Linehart (age 27) and Charles Linehart (age 18), who were born in New York and employed as laborers by Henry Kirchner.

 

Of interest, in 1870 there were also three Kirchner sounding households of no known relation recorded in Kansas:

 

a. John Kirchner, Laoore Township, Neosho County.

b. John Kirchner, Pottawatomie, Pottawatomie County.

c. William Kirchner, Fort Scott, Bourbon County.

 

1880 US Census: Henry Kirchner, age 52 (b. Germany, as were his parents) and employed as a stone mason and farmer, was heading a household in Willow Springs Township, Douglas County, Kansas.  The household also included his wife, Rosina Kirchner, age 49 (b. NYS, parents b. Switzerland) and keeping house; son, James Kirchner, age 22 (b. NYS) and employed as a farm hand; son, John Kirchner, age 19 (b. NYS); son, Edward Kirchner, age 18 (b. NYS); daughter, Lilly Kirchner, age 13 (b. MN); and son, Amos Kirchner, age 12 (b. KS).

 

1900 US Census: Henry Kirchner, age 73 (b. July 1826 Germany, as were his parents) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Willow Springs Township, Douglas County, Kansas.  He immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1830 and had been married 17 years.  The household also included his wife, Augustine Kirchner, age 39 (b. Dec 1860 in WI, parents b. Germany), who had been married 17 years and had had 8 children, all of whom were still alive; son, George Kirchner, age 16 (b. Jul 1883 in KS) and single; daughter, Emelia Kirchner, age 18 (b. Nov 1881 in KS) and single; daughter, Clara Kirchner, age 14 (b. Feb 1886 in KS); son, Charles Kirchner, age 12 (b. Mar 1888 in KS); son, Fredie Kirchner, age 10 (b. Mar 1890 in KS); and son, Arthur Kirchner, age 6 (b. Jul 1893 in KS).

 

Of interest: At the time of the 1860 US Census, there was an Augusta Kasp, age 0 (b. Prussia) residing in the household headed by her father, Frederic Kasp, age 48 (b. Nassau) in Hermann Township, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.  That household also included Johanna Kasp, age 42 (b. Nassau); Carl Kasp, age 24 (b. Nassau); Louisa Kasp, age 11 (b. Nassau); William Kasp, age 9 (b. WI); August Kasp, age 8 (b. WI); Mena Kasp, age 6 (b. WI); and Dorathea Kasp, age 4 (b. WI).

 

1910 US Census: Henry Kirchner, age 82 (b. Germany, as were his parents), was heading a household in Willow Springs Township, Douglas County, Kansas.  The household also included his wife, Augusta Kirchner, age 52 (b. WI); son, Charles Kirchner, age 21 (b. KS); son, Fred Kirchner, age 20 (b. KS); and daughter, Daisy Kirchner, age 7 (b. KS).

 

1920 US Census: Augusta Kirchner, age 61 (b. WI, parents b. Germany) and widowed, was heading a household in Ward 2, Lawrence Township, Douglas County, Kansas.  The household also included her son, Arthur E. Kirchner, age 25 (b. KS) and single; and daughter, Daisy V. Kirchner, age 16 (b. KS) and single.

 

1930 US Census: Augusta A. Kirchner, age 72 (b. WI, parents b. Germany) and widowed, was heading a household in Lawrence Township, Douglas County, Kansas.  The household also included her daughter, Daisy Kirchner, age 27 (b. KS) and single.

 

Henry and Rosanna Kirchner had the following children:

 

a. Anna/Anne C. Kirchner: (photos) (spelled "Kerkner" according to her gravestone): Born in October 1854.  Died 10 November 1856, age 2 years, 1 month, 1 day; interred in the same section of the Market Street Cemetery, Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York as her grandparents, Philip, Sr. and Margaret Kirchner, though more than twenty years earlier.

 

b. William H. Kirchner: Born 1855 in New York State. By 1870 he was living with his parents in Douglas County, Kansas.

 

1860 US Census: Age 5 and born in New York State.  Living with his parents in Cape Vincent, New York.

 

1870 Census: Age 15 and born in New York State.  Living with his parents in Douglas County, Kansas.

 

c. Philip Samuel Kirchner "Samuel": Born 1856 in New York State.  Moved to Kansas with his parents.  Married Vernellia/Vonalia/Vernelie A. (?) (b. abt 1858 in MO) and was employed as a farmer at Willow Springs, Douglas County, Kansas.

 

1860 US Census: Referred to as "Philip S."  Age 4 and born in New York State in 1856.

 

1870 US Census: Referred to as "Samuel."  Age 13 and born in New York State.  Living with parents in Douglas County, Kansas.

 

1880 US Census: Samuel Kirchner, age 23 and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Willow Springs Township, Douglas County, Kansas.  He was born in New York, his father was born in Germany, and his mother was born in New York.  Other members of the household included: his wife, Vernellis/Varnellia Kirchner, age 22, who was born in Missouri while her father was born in Pennsylvania and her mother was born in Ohio; and their son, Henry, age 1, who was born in Kansas.

 

1900 US Census: Samuel Kirshner, age 43 (b. NYS, father b. Germany, mother b. NYS) was heading a household in Elk Township, Osage County, Kansas.  The household also included his wife, Vonalia Kirshner, age 42 (b. MO); son, Harry H. Kirshner, age 21 (b. KS); son, Don A. Kirshner, age 17 (b. KS); daughter, Ada L. Kirshner, age 12 (b. KS); daughter, Alma G. Kirshner, age 4 (b. KS); daughter, Gladys E. Kirshner, age 8 (b. KS); and brother, Edward C. Kirshner, age 37 (b. NYS).

 

1910 US Census: Samuel Kirchner, age 52 (b. NYS) was heading a household in Dragoon Township, Osage County, Kansas.  The household also included his wife, Vernellia A. Kirchner, age 51 (b. MO); daughter, Ada L. Kirchner, age 21 (b. KS); daughter, Gladess A. Kirchner, age 18 (b. KS); daughter, Alma Kirchner, age 13 (b. KS); and nephew, Leo Hatch, age 17 (b. KS).

 

1920 US Census: Samuel P. Kirchner, age 62 (b. NYS, father b. Germany, mother b. Switzerland), was heading a household in Dragoon Township, Osage County, Kansas.  The household also included his wife, Verleie A. Kirchner, age 61 (b. PA); daughter, Alma G. (Kirchner) Randall, age 23 (b. KS); and son-in-law, Lloyd H. Randall, age 23 (b. KS).

 

Samuel and Vernellia/Vernelie Kirchner had the following children:

 

(1. Henry Harry (or Harry Henry) Kirchner: Born about 1879 in Kansas.

 

1910 US Census: Henry H. Kirchner, age 31 (b. KS, father b. NYS, mother b. MO) was heading a household in Arlington Township, Reno County, Kansas.  The household also included his wife, Della L. Kirchner, age 30 (b. TN); mother, Harriet Layman, age 67 (b. TN); and boarder, Charlie Jerauld, age 17 (b. IL).

 

1920 US Census: Henry H. Kirchner, age 41 (b. KS) was heading a household in Mertilla Township, Meade County, Kansas.  The household also included his wife, Della L. Kirchner, age 41 (b. TN).

 

Henry Harry Kirchner married Della Layman (b. TN), daughter of Harriet (?) Layman of Tennessee.

 

(2. Donald "Don" A. Kirchner: Born about 1883 in Kansas.

 

1920 US Census: Don A. Kirchner, age 37 (b. KS, father b. NYS, mother b. MO), was heading a household in Augusta Township (Ward 4), Butler County, Kansas.  The household also included his wife, Alia D. Kirchner, age 36 (b. MO); son, Don A. Kirchner, Jr., age 1 (b. MO); and 2nd head of household, Newton A. Yeager, age 66 (b. IN, father b. VA, mother b. NYS).

 

Donald A. Kirchner married Alia D. (perhaps Yeager) and had the following son:

 

(a. Donald A. Kirchner, Jr.: Born about 1919 in Missouri.

 

(3. Ada L. Kirchner: Born about 1888 in Kansas.

 

(4. Gladys E./A. Kirchner: Born about 1892 in Kansas.

 

(5. Alma G. Kirchner: Born about 1896 in Kansas.  Married Lloyd H. Randall (b. KS).

 

d. James E. Kirchner: Born in 1857 in New York State.

 

1860 US Census: Age 3 and born in New York State in 1858.

 

1870 US Census: Age 12 and born in New York State.  Living with parents in Douglas County, Kansas.

 

e. John Kirchner: Born about 1860 in New York State.

 

1870 US Census: Age 10.  Born in New York State and living with his parents in Douglas County, Kansas.

 

f. Edward "Edd" C. Kirchner: Born about 1862 in New York State.

 

1870 US Census: Age 8.  Born in New York State and living with her parents in Douglas County, Kansas.

 

1900 US Census: Edward C. Kirshner, age 37 (b. NYS) resided in the household headed by his brother, Samuel Kirschner, age 43, in Elk Township, Osage County, Kansas (see details, above).

 

g. Lily/Lilly "Lulu" Kirchner: Born 1867 in Minnesota.

 

1870 US Census: Age 3.  Born in Minnesota and living with her parents in Douglas County, Kansas.

 

   Lily married (?) Hatch and had the following son:

 

(1. Leo Hatch: Born about 1893 in Kansas.  At age 17 resided with his uncle Samuel Kirchner in Dragoon Township, Osage County, Kansas.

 

h. Amos Kirchner: Born November 1868 in Kansas.

 

1870 Census: Age 2.  Born in Kansas and living with his parents in Douglas County, Kansas.

 

1900 US Census: Amos Kirchner, age 31 (b. Nov 1868 in KS; parents b. Germany), married 4 years, and employed as a day laborer, was heading a household on Cheyene Avenue in Ward 6 of Kansas City Township, Wyandotte County, Kansas.  The household also included his wife, Ida Kirchner, age 34 (b. Apr 1866 in PA, parents both b. PA), who had been married 4 years and had 1 child, still alive; and son, Harold Kirchner, age 2 (b. Jul 1897 in KS).

 

Amos Kirchner married Ida (?) (b. Apr 1866 in PA)and had the following son:

 

(1. Harold Kirchner: Born July 1897 in Kansas.

 

Henry Kirchner married (2nd), apparently as her 2nd husband, Augusta/Augustine A. (?, perhaps Kasp) (?) (b. abt 1860 in WI), about 1883 (probably) in Kansas.  It appears Augusta married (1st) and had 2 children (order uncertain):

 

i. Child; unknown gender and surname: Alive in 1900 (one of Augusta Kirchner's 8 children, all of whom were still alive).

 

j. Emelia (?) Kirchner: Perhaps adopted by Henry Kirchner, since at the time of the 1900 US Census, she was referred to as Emelia Kirchner.  Born November 1881 in Kansas, about 2 years before Henry Kirchner married Augusta.  Not mentioned in the settlement of the estate of Henry Kirchner's sister, Harriet (Kirchner) Cunningham.

 

Henry and Augusta (?, perhaps Kast) Kirchner had the following children:

 

k. George Kirchner: Born July 1883 in Kansas.

 

l. Clara Kirchner: Born February 1886 in Kansas.

 

1910 US Census: Clara Kirchner, age 24 (b. KS, father b. Germany, mother b. WI) and single, was lodging in the household headed by William A. Wingfield, age 32 (b. IL) in Ottawa Township (Ward 4), Franklin County, Kansas.  The  household also included William's wife, Susie Wingfield, age 32 (b. PA).

 

m. Charles B. Kirchner: Born March 1888 in Kansas.

 

1920 US Census: Charles B. Kirchner, age 31 (b. KS, father b. Germany, mother b. PA), was heading a household in Willow Springs Township, Douglas County, Kansas.  The household also included his wife, Lizzie Kirchner, age 29 (b. KS); son, Gerald E. Kirchner, age 4 (b. KS); and daughter, H. Mary Kirchner, age 2 (b. KS).

 

Charles B. Kirchner married Lizzie (?) and had the following children:

 

(1. Gerald E. Kirchner: Born about 1916 in Kansas.

 

(2. H. Mary Kirchner: Born about 1918 in Kansas.

 

n. Fred Kirchner: Born March 1890 in Kansas.

 

o. Arthur E. Kirchner: Born July 1893 in Kansas.

 

p. Daisy V. Kirchner: Born about 1903 in Kansas.

 

Of interest, Henry wrote a letter in 1909 asking his sister, Christina, to visit him because he didn’t have long to live.  A card postmarked Baldwin, Nebraska in 1912 from Clara said: “Tell Aunt Christina that father is very poorly.  He doesn’t sit up very much, takes but very little nourishment, and of course, he is getting weak.  I know e would love to see her.”  Clara had a cousin, Hattie, who was deaf, but wrote well.  A card to Harriet (Kirchner) Cunningham (Henry’s youngest sibling) from Baldwin, Nebraska was signed by Charles B. Kirchner, your nephew.”

 

2. Louisa Kirchner: See generation 2, below.

 

3. Philip Kirchner/Kirkner, Jr.: Born 1831 in Prussia.  Died 1914, probably in Minnesota.  Immigrated to the United States in 1852.

 

1850 US Census: At the time of enumeration in August, 1850 both Touessant and Frances (?) Lawrence were age 55 and born in France.  Touessant was employed as a farmer with real estate valued at $900.  They lived in Cape Vincent, New York and had living with them a son, Nicholas (age 25, b. France, employed as a laborer) and two daughters: Marietta (age 19, b. N.Y.) and Margaret (age 17, b. N.Y.).

 

1855 Census of N.Y.S: Philip Kirchner, Jr. (age 23, employed as a farmer) was head of a household in Cape Vincent, New York.  He resided in a log house valued at $25.  Other members of the household included his wife, Margaret (age 20) and their son, Philip Touessant Kirchner (age 5 months, apparently named for both grandfathers).  They lived next door to Philip Kirchner, Sr.

 

1860 U.S. Census: Philip Kirchner, age 28 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Margaret Kirchner, age 27 (b. NYS); son, Philip, Jr., age 5 (b. NYS); and daughter, Margaret Kirchner, age 1 (b. NYS).  Their next door neighbors were "Henry" and Margaret Kirchner, Philip's parents.  Philip, Jr. and his wife must have farmed land owned by "Henry" since Philip, Jr. was credited with no real estate value and personal property worth just $100, whereas "Henry" was credited with real estate worth $2,500 and personal property valued at $1,000 (both amounts relatively large for a family at that time).

 

Considering Philip, Jr.'s subsequent move west to Minnesota, it is interesting to note that in 1850 there was just one Kirchner-sounding name, a Thomas Kerkner, age 35 and born in Austria, recorded as living in Minnesota.  That Thomas was stationed as a soldier at Mahkahta County, Minnesota.  There were no Kirchner households recorded in Minnesota at the time of the 1860 U.S. Census.  However, by 1870 there were numerous Kirchner/ Kerchner households recorded there:

 

a. Anna Kirchner, Glasgow Township, Wabasha County.

b. Benedict Kirchner, Munson Township, Stearns County.

c. Christian Kirchner, Glasgow Township, Wabasha County.

d. Edward Kirchner, Dakota County.

e. Eva K. Kirchner, Munson Township, Stearns County.

f. Frank Kirchner, Munson Township, Stearns County.

g. Frank Kirchner, Munson Township, Stearns County.

h. John Kirchner, Dakota County.

i. John Kirchner, Dakota County.

j. Joseph Kirchner, Munson Township, Stearns County.

k. Killian Kirchner, Munson Township, Stearns County.

l. Leonhard Kirchner, Munson Township, Stearns County.

m. Margaret Kirchner, Glasgow Township, Wabasha County.

n. Maria Kirchner, Dakota County.

o. Mary Kirchner, Glasgow Township, Wabasha County.

p. Mary Kirchner, Munson Township, Stearns County.

q. Mary Kirchner, Reads Landing, Wabasha Township.

r. William Kirchner, Munson Township, Stearns County.

s. Caroline Kerchner, Hastings Township, Dakota County.

t. Fred Kerchner, Hastings Township, Dakota County.

u. Frederick Kerchner, Hastings Township, Dakota County.

 

1865 NYS Census: Philip Kirchner, age 33 (b. Germany) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He resided in a frame dwelling.  The household also included his wife, Margaret Kirchner, age 31 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and mother of 2 children; son, Philip Kirchner, age 11 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and daughter, Frances Kirchner, age 6 (b. Jefferson Co., NY). 

 

1870 US Census: Philip Kerckner, age 37 (b. Prussia) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Laketown Township, Carver County, Minnesota.  The household also included his wife, Henryette Kerckner, age 38 (b. Prussia); daughter, Emelie Kerckner, age 17 (b. Prussia) and in school; son, Philip Kerckner, age 16 (b. Prussia) and in school; daughter, Albertine Kerckner, age 15 (b. MN) and in school; daughter, Francisca Kerckner, age 11 (b. MN) and in school; daughter, Anna Kerckner, age 6 (b. MN); and son, Hesia Kerckner, age 1 (b. MN).

 

1875 NYS Census: Philip Marks, age 44 (b. Germany) and employed as a stone mason, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He resided in a framed dwelling.  The household also included his wife, Catharine Marks, age 40 (b. Onondaga Co., NY); step-son, Charles Foster, age 19 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Henry Marks, age 17 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Daniel Marks, age 13 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); father, Philip Kirchner, age 72 (b. Germany) and employed as a farmer; and mother, Margaret Kirchner, age 69 (b. Germany).

 

1880 US Census: Philip Kirchner, age 49 and employed as a farmer, was head of a household in Mellville Township, Renville County, Minnesota.  He was born in New York State, but his parents were both born in Hesse, Danzig.  The household also included his wife, Henriette, age 49, and born in Prussia, as were her parents; daughter, Francis, age___, employed as a servant, and born in New York; daughter, Philip F., age___, employed as a dress maker, and born in Prussia, as were both of her parents; daughter, Anna, age 16 and unemployed, who was born in Minnesota while her parents were born in New York; daughter, Harriet, age 12 and in school, who was born in Minnesota while her parents were born in New York; son, William, age 4 and born in Minnesota, while his parents were born in New York; and Charles Yupki, age 24 and a laborer, who was born in Prussia, as were his parents.

 

Of interest, the following Kirchners were also residing in Minnesota in 1880:

 

a. John Kirchner: Blue Earth Township, Faribault County.

b. Francis Kirchner, Munson Township, Stearns County.

c. John C. Kirchner: Wabasha Township, Wabasha County.

d. Joseph Kirchner: Lake Henry Township, Stearns County.

e. William Kirchner: Franklin Township, Wright County.

 

1900 US Census: Philip Kirchner, age 66 (b. Sep 1833 in NYS; parents b. Germany) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Crow Wing Lake Township, Hubbard County, Minnesota.  The household also included his wife of 33 years, Henrietta Kirchner, age 67 (b.  Dec 1832 in Germany; parents b. Germany); daughter, Hallie Kirchner, age 31 (b. Jan 1869 in MN) and single; son, William Kirchner, age 24 (b. Oct 1875 in MN), single, and employed as a farmer; and boarder, Mamie Mirely, age 11 (b. Jul 1888 in IN; parents b. IN) and in school.

 

1910 US Census:

 

Philip Kirchner, Jr. married (1st) Margaret Lawrence (b. 1833 at Cape Vincent, N.Y.S., d. 31 Aug 1866, age 33 yrs 8 mos; interred Canada), daughter of Touessant/Tusseant (b. 1794, d. 12 May 1861, age 67; interred Roman Catholic Church cemetery called French Settlement Rosiere Cemetery in Cape Vincent) and Frances (?) Lawrence (b. 1794, d. 27 Mar 1883, age 89, buried same plot as her husband in Cape Vincent) at Cape Vincent, New York.  Touessant and Frances Lawrence must have emigrated to America from France between 1825 and 1831 because Margaret Lawrence was born in New York State.

 

Philip Kirchner, Jr. was 19 years old in 1850.  By 1859 Philip, Jr. and Margaret had a daughter, Margaret Frances Kirchner, referred to as "Francis."  They were living beside Philip Kirchner, Sr. in Cape Vincent, New York.

 

Margaret (Lawrence) Kirchner died 31 August 1866 (age 33, after 11 years of marriage) and was buried beside her father in Rosiere Cemetery in Cape Vincent. Shortly thereafter, on 13 November 1869, Philip, Jr. sold a portion of his property in lot 19, Cape Vincent to Mary Merchant of Cape Vincent, New York and moved with his two small children to Minnesota.  He probably lived there, at least briefly, with his brother, Henry Kirchner.

 

On 10 October 1868 Philip, Jr. purchased for $700 approximately 80 acres of Minnesota River bottom land near one of the few bridges across that river to the town of Shakoppee.  This town was an important location where the Indian councils would meet for tribal affairs.  In July 1875 Philip purchased from the railroad for $200 another 40 acres that was very steep and hilly, probably good only for the value of its timber.  He sold both pieces of land in February 1878 for $2,450, after which he probably moved to his final home on Bird Island (Hector area) in Renville County, Minnesota.

 

Philip, Jr. and Margaret had the following children:

 

a. Philip "Phil" Touessant/Toussant Kirchner: (photos) Born 3 January 1854 in Prussia (also seen: b. Cape Vincent, NY).  Immigrated to the United States in 1852.  Moved to Minnesota with his father and sister, Frances, in 1866/67.

 

1880 US Census: Phillip Kirchner, age 25 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Melville Township, Renville County, Minnesota.  The household also included his wife, Julia Kirchner, age 25 (b. Germany).

 

1900 US Census: Philip Kirchner, age 45 (b. Jan 1855 in Germany; parents b. Germany) and employed as a wheat buyer, was heading a household in the Village of Bird Island, Bird Island Township, Renville County, Minnesota.  The household also included his wife of 20 years, Julia Kirchner, age 45 (b. Sep 1854 in NYS; father b. NYS; mother b. France) and mother of 4, all of whom were still alive; son, August Kirchner, age 16 (b. Apr 1884 in MN), single, and employed as a hardware salesman; son, Fred Kirchner, age 14 (b. Mar 1886 in MN) and in school; daughter, Frances Kirchner, age 12 (b. May 1888 in MN) and in school; and boarder, George Wolff, age 29 (b. Feb 1870 in MN; father b. PA; mother b. Germany) and employed as harness maker.

 

1910 US Census: Phillip Kirchner, age 55 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) was heading a household in Bird Island Township, Renville County, Minnesota.  The household also included his wife, Julie Kirchner, age 55 (b. Germany; parents b. Germany); and son, Fred Kirchner, age 24 (b. MN).

 

Philip married Julianna "Julia"/"Julie" Hedtke (of French ancestry) of Victoria Township, Minnesota in 1880 and resided most of their adult lives in Bird Island Township, Renville County, Minnesota.  Philip, Jr. and Julianna had the following children:

 

(1. Theodore "Ted" Philip Kirchner: Born 15 November 1881.  Moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota as a young man.  Died there and his remains were interred there.  In February 1969 had been in the hospital recently for two serious surgeries.  Described as “a very sentimental and loving person; a very hard working man with great pride in his work and the education he was able to get.”

 

1910 US Census: There was a Ted Kirchner, age 28 (b. MN; father b. Germany; mother b. Canada) heading a household in Ward 5 of Hennepin County, Minnesota.  The household also included his wife, Ella Kirchner, age 24 (b. Sweden; parents b. Sweden).

 

Ted married (perhaps) Ella (?) (b. Sweden) and had the following son:

 

(a. Ralph Theodore Kirchner: Born 19 August 1917.  Married Lauraine (?) (b. 6 Apr 1916) on 30 October (Halloween) 1941 and resided at 4201 40th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota  55406.  Lauraine's father was born 28 October 1893 and her mother was born in May, 1894.  She had a younger sister born in 1923 and a younger brother born in 1925.  Ralph and Lauraine Kirchner had two sons:

 

(1) Larry Alan Kirchner: Oldest son.  Graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS degree majoring in mechanical engineering; started consultant work on 1 March 1969.  Resided in Minnesota.  Married 1969 to Karen Nelson (became engaged Oct 1968), who he knew from high school and who was educated as a teacher, though she was employed by UNIVAC in Minneapolis.

 

(2) James Ralph Kirchner: Born 1945.  Resided in Minnesota.  Married Phyllis (?) and had a son:

 

(a) Todd James Kirchner: Born 1968.  Christened 1968.

 

(2. August Kirchner: Born in Minnesota on 10 April 1883.

 

(3. Fred Kirchner: Born 5 March 1885.

 

(4. Frances Kirchner: Born 15 May 1887.  Married Albert Imprecoven and resided in South Dakota.

 

b. Margaret Frances Kirchner "Frances"/"Francisca": Born about 1859 in Minnesota.  Frances died relatively young during an influenza epidemic.  Married Dougall McCall, a military man, and, consequently, travelled a lot in their early years.  Resided at 31 17th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She and Dougall had the following daughter:

 

(1. Florence McCall: Married (?) Donecker,  a military man, and, consequently, moved to numerous postings around the world.  Described as “a lovely person and quite beautiful, even as the years went by.  In her later years Florence (McCall) Donecker suffered from hardening in the arteries of her brain, and her memory failed.

 

Philip Kirchner, Jr. married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, Henrietta/Henriette (Hammer/Hammar) Steinhorst of Laketown Township, Carver County, Minnesota, about 1867 and resided at Chaska, the county seat.  Henrietta Hammer had first married (?) Steinhorst, and they had at least the following children:

 

c. Amelia "Emelie" Steinhorst: Born about 1853 in Prussia.  Married (?) Arnholt.

 

d. Albertina Steinhorst: Born about 1855 in Minnesota.  Married (?) Marsh.  Albertina and her husband had the following daughter:

 

(1. Constance Marsh: Born about 1888.  Married (?) Layman and resided at Hecto (near Bird Island), Minnesota.  Was very busy teaching piano (40 students /week) until approximately 1966, when she suffered several debilitating strokes.  Also played piano/organ at church, civic, and school functions.  Constance lived past 80 years old and eventually was forced to move to Chicago, Illinois to live with her daughter and son-in-law, a minister.  Described as “a marvelous woman and dearly loved in her community.”

 

e. Anna "Annie" Steinhorst: Born about 1864.  Married (?) Lundston.

 

Both Philip, Jr. and his (2nd) wife, Henrietta, moved to Canada in their later years.  Philip died in Canada in 1914 and his remains were interred at Willow Bunch, in southern Saskatchewan (SW of Regina and just above the US border).  They had the following children:

 

f. Harriette "Hattie" Kirchner: (appears to be the "Hesia" Kerckner enumerated with her parents in 1870 US Census) Born about 1869 in Minnesota.  Was deaf; lost her hearing as a child.  Never married.  Took care of her parents in Canada in their last years, then moved back to live with her brother, "Will" in northern Minnesota.

 

g. Lily/Lillie Kirchner: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(1. Tine (?): Married Robert Esmy.

 

(2. Carrie (?): Married Will Johnson of Kewatin, Minnesota.

 

h. William "Will" Kirchner: Born approximately 1873, youngest child of Philip, Jr. and Henrietta.  Moved from Minnesota to Dayton, Washington.  Will was reported to be in "very poor health" in early 1969 and at that time had been in bed continuously since October of 1968.  Died 17 March 1969 at age 96.  His wife was considerably younger and poorly educated according to Lauraine Kirchner. Will broke his hip approximately 1963 and was losing her hearing and eyesight in 1968.

 

4. Catherine/Cathyn "Kate" Elizabeth Kirchner: (photos)

 

Marks, Catherine Elizabeth (Kirchner) (Foster)

 

  Born 1833/35 in Onondaga County, New York.  Died 14 April 1908.

 

1880 US Census: Philip J. Marks, age 48 (b. Hesse Darmstead; parents b. Hesse Darmstead) and employed as a stone mason, was heading a household in the Village of Cape Vincent, Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He was suffering from stomach cramps.  The household also included his wife, Catharine E. Marks, age 45 (b. NYS; parents b. Hesse Darmstead); son, Lewis C. Marks, age 26 (b. NYS; parents b. Hesse Darmstead) and employed as a tin smith; son, Henry W. Marks, age 22 (b. NYS; parents b. Hesse Darmstead) and employed as a laborer; son, Daniel Marks, age 18 (b. NYS; father b. Hess Darmstead; mother b. NYS) and employed as a sailor; step-son, Charles H. Foster, age 24 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a sailor; father-in-law, Philip Kirchner, age 77 (b. Hesse Darmstead; parents b. Hesse Darmstead), who was a retired stone mason; and mother-in-law, Margaret A. Kirchner, age 75 (b. Hesse Darmstead; parents b. Hesse Darmstead).

 

1870 US Census: John G. Foster, age 30 (b. NYS) and employed as a carriage maker, was heading a household in Waterloo Township, Seneca County, New York.  His personal property was valued at $500.  The household also included his wife, Cordelia Foster, age 25 (b. NYS); son, Charles H. Foster, age 13 (b. NYS); son, Milton B. Foster, age 10 (b. NYS); daughter, Jennie L. Foster, age 7 (b. NYS); and son, John S. Foster, age 6 (b. NYS).

 

Catherine E. Kirchner married (1st) Charles Henry Foster (also seen: Philip Foster and (?) Lester) as early as 1855 and had the following children:

 

a. Harriet “Hattie” Elizabeth Foster: Born 2 October 1853 at Middleville, Herkimer County, New York.  Died 9 February 1941 at Watertown, Jefferson County, New York; interred Riverside Cemetery, Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York.  Married William Henry Schram (b. 1843, d. 1912; interred with Harriet) on 11 February 1872 at Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York and in 1932 resided at Watertown.  William was a veteran of the American Civil War; served in Company B, 81st Infantry Regiment of the New York Volunteers, as well as Company D, 20th Cavalry Regiment of New York Volunteers.  Harriet and William had the following children:

 

(1. George Everett Schram: Born 20 November 1872.  Died 1962; interred Section A of North Watertown Cemetery, Watertown, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Emma I. Place 9b. 1861, d. 1940; interred with George), sister of Bert and Philo Place.

 

(2. Mary Arvella Schram: Born 1874.  Died young.

 

(3. Charles Henry Schram: Born 22 April 1877.  Died 1956; interred Section 4-2W of Brownville Cemetery, Brownville Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Gertrude M. Cole (b. 1879, d. 1959; interred with Charles).

 

(4. Charlotte Anna Schram: Born 14 September 1880.  Married Philo Ulysses Place (b. 1875, d. 1948; interred Section 4-2W of Brownville Cem., Brownville Twp, Jefferson Co., NY), brother of Emma and Bert Place, and had at least the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. Gwendolyn Dorothy Place: Married

 

(1)

 

(a) Della (?): Married Duane Thomas and resided in New York.

 

(b. Wesley Henry Place: Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(1) Daughter.

 

(2) MaryEllen “emme” Place: Married (?) Rigsby and resided in Texas.

 

(5. Leaman Lewis Schram: Born 29 January 1882.

 

(6. Mae Louise Schram: Born 25 February 1885.  Died 1974; interred Riverside Cemetery, Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Was married to Bert John Place (b. 1879, d. 1959; interred with Mae), brother of Emma and Philo Place, of Cape Vincent, New York for 56 years, when Bert died.

 

(7. Herbert Daniel Schram: Born 23 February 1888.  Was mentally retarded and died at Newark State Hospital.

 

(8. Willabelle Idella Schram: Born 5 July 1894.  Married (1st) Frank Nolan.  Married (2nd) Henry H. Hallsworth.

 

b. Charles Henry Foster, Jr.: (photos) (more info) Born 18 February/March 1856 in the Village of Cape Vincent, Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 7 June 1932 at home on Esselstyn Street in the Village of Cape Vincent; interment there in Riverside Cemetery.   Employed as a mason.

 

1900 US Census: Charles Foster, age 42 (b. Feb 1858 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a stone mason, was heading a household on Essylstyn Street in the Village of Cape Vincent, Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Adell Foster, age 40 (b. Mar 1860; parents b. NYS); and daughter, Nina Foster, age 14 (b. Oct 1886).

 

1910 US Census: Charles H. Foster, age 52 (b. NYS) and employed as a mason in the building industry, was heading a household on Esseltyn Street in the Village of Cape Vincent, Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 23 years, Adele Foster, age 49 (b. NYS) and self employed as a baker, who had been married once and had had 3 children, 1 of whom was still alive; daughter, Nina G. Foster, age 23 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a stenographer for a paint and paper company; and father-in-law, Thomas M. Bewster, age 89 (b. NYS) and widowed.

 

1915 NYS Census: Charles H. Foster, age 59, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York. (pg 9; house # 1)

 

1930 US Census: Charles H. Foster, age 74 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and not employed, was heading a household in the Village of Cape Vincent, Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $1,000, and he was married 1st at age 40.  The household also included his wife, Adele Foster, age 71 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), who was married 1st at age 28.

 

Charles H. Foster, Jr. married Adele "Della" Brewster (b. 1858 in NY), daughter of Thomas M. and Ellen M. (?) Brewster of Cape Vincent, in January 1886 and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(1. Nina G. Foster: Born October 1886 in New York.  Died 1913; interred Riverside Cemetery, Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(2. Child: Died young; perhaps not named.

 

(3. Russell G. Foster: Born 1892.  Died 1893; interred Riverside Cemetery, Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York.

 

Catherine married (2nd), as his 2nd wife, Philip J. Marks (b. 1831, d. 1910), who was born in Hessia and employed as a stone mason in the Cape Vincent, New York area.  Philip Marks married (1st) Susanne/Susanna E. (?) (b. 1832, d. 1857) and had the following children:

 

c. Lewis C. Marks (also seen: Charles Lester): Perhaps a twin.  Born 1853 in New York.  Died 1942; interred Riverside Cemetery, Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Lived well into the 1940s.  Employed as a tin smith.  Married Mary Barling and, perhaps, resided for some time in New Jersey.

 

d. Charlotte Marks: Born 1856 in New York.  Died 1856. 

 

e. Henry W. Marks: Born 1857 in Jefferson County, New York.  Died 1923; interred Riverside Cemetery, Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York.  Employed as a laborer.

 

Philip and Margaret Kirchner, Sr. sold a one-acre portion of their property to Philip Marks for $1,500, and it appears Philip and Catherine (Kirchner) Marks then took her parents into their household.

 

In 1854 a Henry Marks also resided with the Philip Kirchner, Sr. family in Cape Vincent.  According to Lauraine (?) Kirchner, there was a 5-year difference in age between this Henry Marks and Philip Marks.  Perhaps this Henry was the brother of Philip Marks.  Interestingly, when Philip Marks married for the first time he had a son named Henry, indicating further that Henry was a family name for both the Kirchners and Marks.

 

1850 US Census: Philip Marks was 17 years old and employed as a servant in the household of Philip Kirchner, Sr.

 

1855 NYS Census: Philip Marks, age 27 (b. Germany) and employed as a mason, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had resided at Cape Vincent 6 years.  The household also included his wife, Susan Marks, age 22 (b. Germany) and also a resident of Cape Vincent for 6 years; and son, Charles Marks, age 1 (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1860 US Census: Philip Marks, age 28 (b. Hessia), was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Catharine Marks, age 25 (b. NYS); daughter, Harriet Foster, age 6 (b. NYS); son, Lewis Foster, age 6 (b. NYS); son, Charles Marks, age 4 (b. NYS); and son, Henry Marks, age 2 (b. NYS).

 

1865 NYS Census: Phillip Marks, age 43 (b. Germany) and employed as a mason, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married twice.  The household also included his wife, Catherine Marks, age 31 (b. Onondaga Co., NY), mother of 4, and married twice; son, Lewis C. Marks, age 11 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Harriet Marks, age 10 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Henry Marks, age 7 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and son, Daniel Marks, age 3 years and 10 months (b. Jefferson Co., NY).

 

1870 U.S. Census: "P." Marks, age, 39 and employed as a mechanic, was head of a household in Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York.  He was born in "Hessel, Dan."  Other members of the household included his wife, "C.," age 36; a male, "C.," age 14; a male, "H.," age 12; and a male, "D.," age 8.  All but "P." were born in New York.

 

1875 NYS Census: Philip Marks, age 44 (b. Germany) and employed as a stone mason, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He resided in a framed dwelling.  The household also included his wife, Catharine Marks, age 40 (b. Onondaga Co., NY); step-son, Charles Foster, age 19 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Henry Marks, age 17 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); son, Daniel Marks, age 13 (b. Jefferson Co., NY); father, Philip Kirchner, age 72 (b. Germany) and employed as a farmer; and mother, Margaret Kirchner, age 69 (b. Germany).

 

1880 US Census: Philip J. Marks, age 48 (b. Germany; parents b. Germany) and employed as a stone mason, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his son, Lewis C. Marks, age 26 (b. NYS); step-son, Charles H. Foster, age 24 (b. NYS); father-in-law, Philip Kirchner, age 77 (b. Germany); wife, Catharine E. Marks, age 45 (b. NYS); son, Henry W. Marks, age 22 (b. NYS); son, Daniel Marks, age 18 (b. NYS); and mother-in-law, Margaret A. Kirchner, age 75 (b. Germany).

 

Catherine and Philip Marks had the following son:

 

f. Daniel “Dan” Marks: Born about 1862 in Jefferson County, New York.  In 1880 employed as a sailor.  Eventually settled in Bridgeton, New Jersey, where he was employed as a dentist.

 

5. Mary Christina Kirchner "Christina": (photos) (more info)

 

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Born 27 October 1837 in Onondaga County, New York State.  Died 17 January/June 1916; interred Saint Vincent of Paul Cemetery, Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Henry Merchant (photos) (more info) (b. 6 Dec 1838/5 Dec 1836 in Cape Vincent Twp, Jefferson Co., NY, d. 1 May 1898 from complications of Bright's Disease; interred with Christina), son of Francis Merchant (b. 15 Sep 1800 in France; moved to Cape Vincent Twp in 1832, settling on Rt 26; d. 3 Nov 1889; interred Saint Vincent de Paul Cem., Rosiere) of Three Mile Bay, Jefferson County, New York.  Henry and Christina and their children moved from Orleans/LeRay Township to Cape Vincent (near the head of Market Street) about 1868, where Henry Merchant worked for Philip Marks.  Then about November 1869 Henry and Christina moved to Carleton Island, and they lived there about 15 years.  All of their possessions were taken in one load aboard “The Dashing Wave,” a big scow.  It was sleeting when they arrived, so they piled it all under cover as well as they could and the next day when it was planned to take the man on that farm back on the scow, they had to wait until it thawed to get the load move into the house so families could change.  The next summer there was a drought, and they had to feed their cattle leaves from the trees all summer.  One year all of the hay they could harvest went into just one mow below the 1st beam.

 

Henry and Christina moved back to the Cape Vincent area in 1885, partnering with his son, Frank, to purchase a 280-acre farm on Pleasant Valley Road.  Henry provided $1,000 down payment of the $14,000 purchase price. 

 

1850 US Census:

 

1855 NYS Census:

 

1860 US Census: Christina Kirchner, age 22 and born in New York State, was living with her parents in Cape Vincent, New York.

 

1865 NYS Census: Henry Merchant, age 28 (b. Jefferson Co., NY) and employed as a farmer, was a servant in the household headed by Andrew J. Dillenbach, age 32 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), never married, and employed as a farmer, in Orleans Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Henry's wife, Mary C. Merchant, age 27 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), mother of 3, and employed as Andrew's servant; son, Frances Merchant, age 3 years and 6 months (b. Jefferson Co., NY); daughter, Anna W. Merchant, age 1 year and 10 months (b. Jefferson Co., NY); and Andrew's servant, Delia Antis, age 34 (b. Jefferson Co., NY), a widow and mother of 1.

 

1870 US Census:

 

1875 NYS Census:

 

1880 US Census:

 

1900 US Census: Christina M. Merchant, age 62 (b. Oct 1807 in NYS), widow, and mother of 5, all still alive, resided in the household headed by her son, George W. Merchant, age 32 (b. Sep 1867) in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1905 NYS Census: Christina Merchant, age 67, was heading a household on Pleasant Valley Road in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included her son, George Merchant, age 37; daughter, Cordelia Merchant, age 34; daughter, Mary Merchant, age 30; and son, John Merchant, age 28.

 

1910 US Census: Christina M. Merchant, age 72 (b. NYS; parents b. Germany) and widowed, who had had 6 children, 5 of whom were still alive, resided in the household headed by her son, George W. Merchant, age 42, on Pleasant Valley Road in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1915 NYS Census: Christina M. Merchant, age 77, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included her daughter, Mary E. Merchant, age 40; and son, John H. Merchant, age 38. (pg 13) 

 

Christina and Henry had five children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Francis "Frank" Philip Merchant: (more info)

 

Born 27 December 1861 in Orleans Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 1956; interred Riverside Cemetery, Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Named for his two grandfathers, Francois Marchand and Philip Kirchner.  Lived with his parents on Carleton Island for approximately 15 years before moving back to Cape Vincent, New York, where he partnered with his father in purchasing, a 280-acre dairy farm on Pleasant Valley Road.

 

1900 US Census: Frank Mershant, age 38 [88 was clearly written] (b. Dec 1861 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 11 years, Julia M. Mershant, age 33 (b. Feb 1867 in NYS; father b. England; mother b. NYS) and mother of 4, all still alive; daughter, Georgia Mershant, age 10 (b. Nov 1889 in NYS) and in school; son, Richard Mershant, age 5 (b. Mar 1895 in NYS); daughter, Dorethy A. Mershant, age 3 (b. NYS); and daughter, Louise M. Mershant, age 1 (b. Mar 1899).  His next door neighbors were his brother, George Merchant, age 32, and Julia's parents, William and Nancy Humphrey.

 

1905 NYS Census: Frank Merchant, age 42, was heading a household on Pleasant Valley Road & cross roads in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Julia Merchant, age 38; daughter, Georgie Merchant, age 15; son, Richard Merchant, age 10; daughter, Doretha Merchant, age 8; daughter, Louisi Merchant, age 6; and son Phillip Merchant, age 3.

 

1910 US Census: Francis P. Merchant, age 48 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Pleasant Valley Road in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 21 years, Julia H. Merchant, age 43 (b. NYS; father b. England; mother b. NYS), who had had 5 children, all still alive; daughter, Georie F. Merchant, age 20 (b.  NYS) and single; son, Richard M. Merchant, age 15 (b. NYS) and single; daughter, Dorothea A. Merchant, age 13 (b. NYS); daughter, Louise M. Merchant, age 11 (b. NYS); and son, Phillip J. Merchant, age 7 (b. NYS).

 

1915 NYS Census: Francis P. Merchant, age 53, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Julia H. Merchant, age 48; daughter, Georgia F. Merchant, age 25; son, Richard M. Merchant, age 20; daughter, Dorthy A. Merchant, age 18; daughter, Louise M. Merchant, age 16; and son, Philip J. Merchant, age 13.

 

1920 US Census: Frank P. Merchant, age 58 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Valley Road in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Julia M. Merchant, age 52 (b. NYS; father b. England; mother b. NYS); son, Richard M. Merchant, age 24 (b. NYS), single, and employed as a farm laborer; daughter, Dorothea A. Merchant, age 22 (b. NYS) and single; daughter, Louise M. Merchant, age 20 (b. NYS) and single; and son, Philip J. Merchant, age 17 (b. NYS) and single.

 

1925 NYS Census: Frank P. Merchant, age 63 (b. US), was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Julia H. Merchant, age 58 (b. US); son, Richard M. Merchant, age 30 (b. US); daughter, Dorothy A. Merchant, age 28 (b. US); daughter, Louise M. Merchant, age 26 (b. US); son, Phillip J. Merchant, age 23 (b. US); and daughter-in-law, Mildred F. Merchant, age 19 (b. US) [Richard's wife].

 

1930 US Census: Frank P. Merchant, age 68 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as , was heading a household on Pleasant Valley Road in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 27.  The household also included his wife, Julia M. Merchant, age 63 (b. NYS; father b. England; mother b. NYS), who married 1st at age 21 (b. NYS).  His next door neighbor was the household headed by his son, Richard Merchant, age 35.

 

1940 US Census: Frank Merchant, age 78 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at 221 Valley Road in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 8th grade and his house was valued at $1,500.  The household also included his wife, Julia Merchant, age 73 (b. NYS), who had completed 8th grade.

 

Married Julia M. Humphrey (more info) (b. 7 Jan 1867 at Cape Vincent, d. Saturday, 13 Jul 1957, age 90, at home; interred beside Frank), daughter of William and Nancy L. (Saunders) Humphrey of Mud Creek/Cape Vincent (and sister of: Cordelia "Corie" (Humphrey) Merchant, wife of Frank’s brother, George; and John C. Humphrey of Cape Vincent; and Fannie (Humphrey) Gibson of Cape Vincent), on 23 January 1889 at the Humphrey home.  Frank and his brothers and father operated the family dairy farm at Cape Vincent the remainder of their working lives.  Frank was also a salesman for Wilson Bay Cheese factory for a number of years.  Julia was a licensed teacher.

 

When their father died, Frank got one half of the farm (140 acres) and his brothers, George and John, got the other half, referring to themselves as the Merchant Brothers.  Frank’s son, Richard, worked the family farm after his father retired, and he purchased his uncles’ farm from George, when John died about 1939.

 

Francis suffered a stroke on 7 July 1956, which confined him to bed, and he died at the age of 94 on Tuesday, 28 August 1956; interred Riverside Cemetery, Cape Vincent.  Francis and Julia were married 67 years and had the following children:

 

(1. Georgiana "Georgia"/"Georgie" F. Merchant: (photos) Born 25 November 1889.  Died 1973; interred Three Mile Bay Cemetery, Lyme Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Peter John Lance, II "John" (more info) (b. 23 Nov 1886 on N. Shore Rd, 3-Mile Bay, N.Y., d. 1 May 1971, age 84 from heart attack; interred with Georgiana) (more info), son of Milton and Elizabeth (Sponable) Lance (who also had a daughter, Nellie Lance of 3-Mile Bay, who never married), on 21 February 1916 at Three Mile Bay, New York.  John operated a farm and was a commercial fisherman there.  Georgiana was a frequent correspondent on family history with Charles Briant Drake and his wife, Edna.

 

1920 US Census: John Lance, age 33 (b. NYS), was heading a household in Lyme Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Georgia Lance, age 30 (b. NYS).

 

1930 US Census: John Lance, age 43 (b. NYS), was heading a household in Lyme Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Georgia A. Lance, age 40 (b. NYS); son, Kenneth C. Lance, age 11 (b. NYS); son, Donald J. Lance, age 9 (b. NYS); and lodger, Clarence Gordon, age 23 (b. NYS).

 

1940 US Census: John Lance, age 53 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Main Street in the Village of Three Mile Bay, Lyme Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 2 years of high school.  The household also included his wife, Georgie M. Lance, age 50 (b. NYS), who had completed 8th grade; son, C. Kenneth Lance, age 21 (b. NYS) and single, who had completed 1 year of college; son, Donald J. Lance, age 18 (b. NYS) and single, who had completed 4 years of high school.

 

John and Georgiana had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. Charles Kenneth Lance: Born 20 December 1918 in New York.  Died 31 July 1996; interred Three Mile Bay Cemetery, Lyme Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married Joyce M. Barr (b. 1927, d. 28 Oct 1987; interred with Charles) on 15 June 1946.  In 1971 resided at Point Peninsula, Jefferson County, New York.

 

(b. Donald J. Lance: Born about 1921 in New York.  In 1971 resided at 3-Mile Bay, Jefferson County, New York.  Never married.

 

(2. Richard Merrill Merchant: Born 15 March 1895.  Died 15 April 1990; interred Riverside Cemetery, Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Member New York Guard; 4th Division, 3rd Battalion.  Resided at Cape Vincent, New York.  Worked the family farm.  Bought his uncle John’s property after John’s death about 1939 to restore the original 280-acre farm.

 

1930 US Census: Richard Merchant, age 35 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a mechanic in his own garage, was heading a household on Pleasant Valley Road in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 30.  The household also included his wife, Mildred Merchant, age 24 (b. NYS), who married 1st at age 19; and daughter, Audrey Merchant, age 2 years and 11 months (b. NYS).  His next door neighbor was the household headed by his father, Frank P. Merchant, age 68.

 

1940 US Census: Richard Merchant, age 46 (b. NYS) and self-employed "gdding (sp)," was heading a household at 220 Valley Road in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 8th grade.  The household also included his wife, Mildred Merchant, age 35 (b. NYS), who had completed 8th grade; daughter, Audrey Merchant, age 13 (b. NYS); and son, Allen Merchant, age 7 (b. NYS).

 

Richard Merchant married Mildred F. (?) on 29 December 1924 and had the following children: (order uncertain)

 

(a. Audrey Merchant: Married (?) Maloney and had children.

 

(b. Allan J./N. Merchant: Born 1932.  Resided in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married (?) and had children.

 

(c. Julie Merchant: Married (?) and had the children.

 

(d. Jerry L. Merchant: Born 1942.  Resided in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Married (?) and had children.

 

(3. Dorothea "Dorrie"/"Dorothy" A. Merchant: Born about 1897 in New York.  Resided at Cape Vincent, New York; then at Troy, New York.  Wrote on Russell Sage College (Troy, N.Y.) stationary.  Apparently never married and had no children.

 

(4. Louise M. Merchant: Born about 1899 in New York.  Married John Hewitt and resided at Three Mile Bay, New York.  Louise and John had the following children:

 

(a. Jeanne Hewitt: Married

 

(b. William Hewitt: Married

 

(c. Virginia Hewitt: Married

 

(d. Harvey Hewitt: Married

 

(5. Philip John Merchant: Born 29 April 1902.  Died 17 January 1977.

 

1930 US Census: Philip J. Merchant, age 27 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Lyme Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His home was valued at $1,200 and he married 1st at age 22.  The household also included his wife, Ethel J. Merchant, age 30 (b. NJ; parents b. NYS), who was married 1st at age 25; daughter, Phyllis C. Merchant, age 2 years and 8 months (b. NYS); and daughter, Nathalie E. Merchant, age 10 months (b. NYS).

 

1940 US Census: Phillip Merchant, age 37 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Lyme Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His home was valued at $3,700; he had completed 8th grade; and he resided in the same house in April 1935.  He married 1st at age 22.  The household also included his wife, Ethel J. Merchant, age 40 (b. NJ), who had completed , who had completed 1 year of high school; daughter, Phyllis Merchant, age 12 (b. NYS); daughter, Natalie Merchant, age 10 (b. NYS); daughter, Elinor Merchant, age 6 (b. NYS); and daughter, Emelie Merchant, age 2 9b. NYS).

 

Philip J. Merchant married (1st) Ethel J. Ullman (d. 29 Oct 1945) and resided at Chaumont, New York.  Philip and Ethel had the following children:

 

(a. Phyllis Christine Merchant: Born 1927.  Married Richard Williams in 1955 and had the following children:

 

(1) Robert Cable Williams: Born 10 November 1956.  Died 14 November 1978.

 

(2) Ann Suzette Williams: Born 1957.

 

(3) Thomas Richard Williams: Born 1959.  Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(a) Nathan Robert Williams: Born 1980.

 

(b) Ashley Ann Williams: Born 1982.

 

(b. Nathalie Ethel Merchant: Born 1929.  Married Gordon Hall, Jr. in 1951 and had the following children:

 

(1) Katherine Linda Hall: Born 1962.

 

(2) Mathew Frederick Hall: Born 1964.

 

Philip John Merchant married (2nd), as her 2nd husband, Vera (Tooly) Sterling on 16 November 1946.  Vera had the following son from her 1st marriage:

 

(c. James Lloyd Sterling: Born 1931.  Married Ida May Young on 20 June 1953 and had the following childen:

 

(1) Douglas James Sterling: Born 1954.

 

(2) Daniel John Sterling: Born 1956.

 

(3) Mark Allen Sterling: Born 1959.  Married (?) and (perhaps) had the following children:

 

(a) Chase Baker Sterling: Born 1983.

 

(b) Calin Nichole Sterling: Born 1986.

 

(c) Sarah Marie Sterling: Born 1988.

 

(d) Hannah Marie Sterling: Born 1989.

 

(e) Karen Sterling: Died at birth, 1994.

 

(f) Benjamin Allen Sterling: Born 1995.

 

(4) Michael Lloyd Sterling: Born 1965.

 

Philip John and Vera (Tooly) (Sterling) Merchant had the following children:

 

(d. Elinor Ann Merchant: Born 1933.  Married James Skinner on 18 April 1953 and had the following children:

 

(1) Bonnie Jean Skinner: Born 1955.

 

(2) David James Skinner: Born 1957.

 

(3) William John Skinner: Born 1959.  Married (?) and (perhaps) had the following children:

 

(a) Calvin Guy Skinner: Born 1992.

 

(b) Russell William Skinner: Born 1995.

 

(e. Emelie Julia Merchant: Born 1938.  Married William J. Cuppernell in 1958 and had the following children:

 

(1) Philip Walter Cuppernell: Born 1958.  Married (?) and had the following children:

 

(a) Philip Henry Cuppernell: Born 1981.

 

(b) Emelie Carol Cuppernell: Born 1982.

 

(2) Margaret Ann Cuppernell: Born 1961.

 

(3) Patricia Ann Cuppernell: Born 1969.

 

b. Anna M. Merchant: (more info) Born 1863 in Orleans/LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 14 April 1951; interred Riverside Cemetery, Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1900 US Census: Dwight Borland, age 43 (b. Aug 1857 in NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 18 years, Anna Borland, age 36 (b. Aug 1863 in NYS) and mother of 2, both still alive; son, Carl K. Borland, age 10 (b. Oct 1889 in NYS); and son, D. George Borland, age 3 (b. Oct 1896 in NYS).

 

1910 US Census: Dwight M. Borland, age 52 (b. NYS), was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Anna M. Borland, age 48 (b. NYS); son, Carl H. Borland, age 20 (b. NYS); and son, Dwight G. Borland, age 13 (b. NYS).

 

1920 US Census: Dwight Borland, age 62 (b. NYS), was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Anna M. Borland, age 56 (b. NYS).

 

1930 US Census: Dwight Borland, age 72 (b. NYS), was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Anna M. Borland, age 66 (b. NYS).

 

1940 US Census: Anna Borland, age 76 (b. NYS) and widowed, was heading a household on Market Street in the Village of Cape Vincent, Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  She had completed 8th grade.  Her next door neighbor was Carl Borland, age 50, and his family.

 

Anna Merchant married Dwight M. Borland (b. Aug 1857 in NYS, d. 1934; interred with Anna), son of James T., Jr. and Hannah (Kelsey) Borland of Cape Vincent, and had the following children:

 

(1. Karl/Carl H. Borland: (apparently spelled Karl on gravestone) Born October 1889 in New York.  Died 1971; interred Riverside Cemetery, Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1940 US Census: Carl Borland, age 50 (b. NYS) and employed as highway engineer for the Division of Highways, was heading a  household on Market Street in the Village of Cape Vincent, Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 2 years of high school.  The household also included his wife, Evelin Borland, age 54 (b. NYS), who had completed 4 years of college; and daughter, Margaret Borland, age 22 (b. NYS) and single, who had completed 2 years of college.

 

Karl/Carl Borland married Evelyn Marks (b. 1885 in NYS, d. 1967; interred with Karl) and had the following daughter:

 

(a. Margaret Borland: Born about 1918 in New York.  Not married in 1940.

 

(2. Dwight George Borland: Born October 1896 in New York.  Died 1918; gravestone in Riverside Cemetery, Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Veteran of World War I.

 

(3. Christine Borland: (perhaps) In 1915 a Christine Borland was interred in Market Street Cemetery in the Village of Cape Vincent, Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Perhaps named for her grandmother, Christina (Kirchner) Merchant.

 

c. George W. Merchant: (more info)

 

Born 8 September 1867 at Orleans/LeRay Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 24/23 August 1953, age 85, at the home of Mrs. Lionel Constance, his care giver, in Cape Vincent, New York; interred Riverside Cemetery, Cape Vincent.  Moved with parents to Cape Vincent in 1868, then to Carleton Island in 1869, where they lived 15 years.  Then moved to Orleans Township for several years, and then back to Cape Vincent in 1885, where he owned and operated a dairy farm with his brother, John, on Pleasant Valley Road (Route 46).

 

1900 US Census: George W. Merchant, age 32 (b. Sep 1867 in NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife of 2 years, Cordelia Merchant, age 28 (b. Jun 1871 in NYS; parents b. NYS), who had had no children; mother, Christina M. Merchant, age 62 (b. Oct 1807 in NYS; parents b. Germany), who was widowed and had had 5 children, all still alive; sister, Mary E. Merchant, age 25 (b. Jan 1875 in NYS) and single; brother, John H. Merchant, age 23 (b. May 1877 in NYS), single, and employed as a farmer; and servant, Mason Barnhrt, age 18 (b. Aug 1881 in Canada; parents b. Canada), single, and employed as a farm laborer, who had immigrated to the United States in 1888.  His next door neighbor was his brother, Frank Merchant, age 38.

 

1905 NYS Census: George Merchant, age 37, resided in the household headed by his mother, Christina Merchant (age 67), on Pleasant Valley Road in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Cordelia Merchant, age 34; sister, Mary Merchant, age 30; and brother, John Merchant, age 28.

 

1910 US Census: George W. Merchant, age 42 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as , was heading a household on Pleasant Valley Road in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had been married once.  The household also included his wife of 11 years, Cordelia H. Merchant, age 39 (b. NYS; father b. England; mother b. NYS), who had been married once and had had no children; mother, Christina M. Merchant, age 72 (b. NYS; parents b. Germany) and widowed, who had had 6 children, 5 of whom were still alive, and who had been married 70 years [looks like an error]; sister, Mary E. Merchant, age 35 (b. NYS) and single; and brother, John H. Merchant, age 32 (b. NYS) and single.  His next door neighbor was the household headed by his brother, Francis P. Merchant, age 48.

 

1915 NYS Census: George W. Merchant, age 47, was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Comelia H. Merchant, age 44. (pg 13)

 

1920 US Census: George Merchant, age 51 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Valley Road in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Cordelia Merchant, age 48 (b. NYS; father b. England; mother b. NYS); brother, John Merchant, age 42 (b. NYS) and single; and sister, Mary Merchant, age 44 (b. NYS) and single.

 

1925 NYS Census: Cordelia H. Merchant, age 53 (b. US), resided in the household headed by her brother, William Humphrey, in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1925 NYS Census: George Merchant, age 57 (b. US), was heading a household in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his sister, Mary Merchant, age 50 (b. US); and brother, John Merchant, age 48 (b. US).

 

1930 US Census: George Merchant, age 62 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household on Pleasant Valley Road in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He married 1st at age 30.  The household also included his brother (and partner), John Merchant, age 52 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS), single, and employed as a farmer; and sister, Mary Merchant, age 55 (b. NYS; parents b. NYS) and single.

 

1930 US Census: Cordelia Merchant, age 58 (b. NYS; father b. England; mother b. NYS) and married 1st at age 27, was enumerated in the household headed by her brother, William Humphrey, age 61 (b. NYS; father b. England; mother b. NYS) and single (with no occupation recorded), at 2 James Street in the Village of Cape Vincent, Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.

 

1940 US Census: George Merchant, age 72 (b. NYS) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household at 219 Valley Road in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  He had completed 8th grade and had resided in the same house in April 1935.  The household also included his wife, Cordelia Merchant, age 68 (b. NYS), who had completed 8th grade and was employed doing house work; sister, Mary Merchant, age 65 (b. NYS), single, and employed doing housework; and hired man, Robert Lear, age 27 (b. English speaking Canada) and single.

 

Married Cordelia H. Humphrey (b. 1871, d. 27 Aug 1947), daughter of William and Nancy L. (Saunders) Humphrey of Mud Creek/Cape Vincent (and sister of Julia Humphrey, wife of George’s brother, Frank), on 29 June 1889 at the Humphrey home.  After George died, Cordelia resided with her sister, Julia, and brother-in-law, Frank Merchant.

 

George W. Merchant and his brother, John Merchant operated a farm specializing in pure bred cattle.  When John died in 1937, George continued to run the farm alone until he was unable to do.

 

d. Mary Elizabeth Merchant: (more info) Born 1875 on Carleton Island.  Died 1958.  Never married.  In later live resided with her brother, Francis “Frank” P. Merchant.

 

 

1905 NYS Census: Mary Merchant, age 30, resided in the household headed by her mother, Christina Merchant (age 67), on Pleasant Valley Road in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included her brother, George Merchant, age 37; sister-in-law, Cordelia Merchant, age 34; and brother, John Merchant, age 28.

 

e. John Henry Merchant: (photos) (more info) Born 31 May 1877 on Carlton Island, Jefferson County, New York.  Died 1937; interred Section NW of Saint Vincent of Paul Cemetery, Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  Jointly operated a dairy farm with his brother, George.

 

1905 NYS Census: John Merchant, age 28, resided in the household headed by his mother, Christina Merchant (age 67), on Pleasant Valley Road in Cape Vincent Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his brother, George Merchant, age 37; sister-in-law, Cordelia Merchant, age 34; and sister, Mary Merchant, age 30.

 

6. Harriet/Harriette Kirchner: (photos) (more info) Born 1839/40 in the United States.  Died 1916.  In 1850 she was 10 years old and living with her parents.  Married a Cunningham and may have moved to Minnesota, but died while a resident of Cape Vincent, Jefferson County, New York.  Harriet (Kirchner) Cunningham had no children.

 

2    Louisa Kirchner

 

Born 13 January 1829 in Germany.  Died 9 September 1885.  Immigrated to the United States with her parents in July 1831.  Married Henry Briant, generation 2 of the Briant Annex in 1849.

 

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Other, still unidentified, Kirchner (or similar) names near Cape Vincent, New York:

 

1. Theobalt Kircher: Born about 1802 in France.

 

1860 US Census: Theobalt Kircher, age 58 (b. France), was heading a household in Clayton Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included Peter Scoffer, age 28 (b. Germany); Catherine Scoffer, age 28 (b. France) and Mary P. C. Scoffer, age 2 (b. NYS).

 

2. Jacob Kircher: Born about 1817 in Germany.  Employed as a farmer.

 

1850 US Census: Jacob Kircher, age 33 (b. Germany) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Orleans Township, Jefferson County, New York.  His real estate was valued at $1,200.  The household also included his wife, Caroline Kircher, age 24 (b. France); daughter, Caroline Kircher, age 9 (b. NYS); son, David Kircher, age 6 (b. NYS); son, Jacob Kircher, age 4 (b. NYS); Elizabeth Kircher, age 1 (b. NYS); Jacob Bahr, age 57 (b. France) and employed as a farmer; Juliann Bahr, age 18 (b. NYS); and Frederick Bahr, age 12 (b. NYS).

 

1860 US Census: Jacob Kircher, age 42 (b. France), was heading a household in Orleans Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Caroline Kircher, age 36 (b. France); son, David Kircher, age 16 (b. NYS); son, Jacob Kircher, age 13 (b. NYS); daughter, Josephine Kircher, age 9 (b. NYS); daughter, Pauline Kircher, age 7 (b. NYS); son, John F. Kircher, age 4 (b. NYS); and daughter, Lucy Ann Kircher, age 1 (b. NYS).

 

Jacob Kircher married Caroline (Bahr?) and had the following children:

 

a. Caroline Kircher: Born about 1841 in New York.

 

b. David Kircher: Born about 1844 in New York.

 

c. Jacob Kircher, Jr.: Born about 1846 in New York.

 

d. Elizabeth Kircher: Born about 1849 in New York.

 

e. Josephine Kircher: Born about 1851 in New York.

 

f. Pauline Kircher: Born about 1853 in New York.

 

g. John F. Kircher: Born about 1856 in New York.

 

g. Lucy Ann Kircher: Born about 1859 in New York.

 

3. Ameal Kirchner: Born about 1825 in Germany.  Employed as a farmer.

 

1855 NYS Census: Ameal Kirchner, age 30 (b. Germany) and employed as a farmer, was heading a household in Crogan Township, Lewis County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Emilie Kirchner, age 49 (b. Germany); daughter, Berbe Kirchner, age 2 (b. NYS); and daughter, Frances Kirchner, age 3 months (b. NYS).

 

Ameal Kirchner married Emilie (?) (b. Germany) and had the following children:

 

a. Berbe Kirchner: (female) Born about 1853 in Lewis County, New York.

 

b. Frances Kirchner: (female) Born about 1855 in Lewis County, New York.

 

4. Louis Kircher: Born about 1820 in New York.

 

1860 US Census: Louis Kircher, age 40 (b. NYS), was heading a household in Massena Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Mary Kircher, age 32 (b. NYS); daughter, Sophia Kircher, age 13 (b. NYS); daughter, Lucy A. Kircher, age 11 (b. NYS); son, John Kircher, age 10 (b. NYS); daughter, Nancy J. Kircher, age 7 (b. NYS); son, Joseph Kircher, age 6 (b. NYS); and daughter, Susan Kircher, age 1 (b. NYS).

 

5. Frederic Kirchner: Born about 1802 at Baden, Germany.  Employed as a cabinet maker.

 

1850 US Census: Frederick Kirchner, age 49 (b. Germany) and employed as a cabinet maker, was heading a household in Ava Township, Oneida County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Christiana Kirchner, age 49 (b. Germany); daughter, Christiana Kirchner, age 13 (b. NYS); daughter, Margaret Kirchner, age 10 (b. NYS); and son, John Kirchner, age 8 (b. NYS).

 

1855 NYS Census: Frederic Kirchner, Sr., age 53 (b. Germany) was heading a household in Boonville Township, Oneida County, New York, where he had resided 1/3 year.  The household also included his wife, Christiana Kirchner, age 52 (b. Germany); daughter, Christiana Kirchner, age 20 (b. NYS) and employed as a milliner; daughter, Margaret Kirchner, age 15 (b. Oneida Co., NY); son, John Kirchner, age 13 (b. Oneida Co., NY); and Esther Levalley, age 24 (b. Oneida Co., NY) and employed as a milliner.  Their next door neighbor was Frederic Kirchner, age 27, and his wife, Sylvinia Kirchner.

 

1860 US Census: Fred Kirchner, age 58 (b. Baden, Germany), was heading a household in Boonville Township, Oneida County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Christiana Kirchner, age 57 (b. Baden, Germany); daughter, Christiana Kirchner, age 25 (b. NYS); daughter, Margaret Kirchner, age 20 (b. NYS); son, John Kirchner, age 18 (b. NYS); Mary Stephens, age 20 (b. MS); and Sarah Thomas, age 21 (b. NYS).  Their next door neighbor was Fred Kirchner, age 33, and his wife, Sulvina Kirchner.

 

6. Frederick Kirchner: Born about 1827 in Germany.  Employed as a laborer.

 

1850 US Census: Frederick Kirchner, age 23 (b. Germany) and employed as a laborer, resided in the household headed by Samuel Beatman, age 37, in Boonville Township, Oneida County, New York.

 

1855 NYS Census: Frederic Kirchner, age 27 (b. Germany) and employed as a cabinet maker, was heading a household in Boonville Township, Oneida County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Sylvinia Kirchner, age 20 (b. Oneida Co., NY); and boarder, Daniel Brick, age 25 (b. Oneida Co., NY) and a law student.  Their next door neighbor was Frederic Kirchner, Sr. and his wife, Christiana.

 

1860 US Census: Fred Kirchner, age 33 (b. Baden, Germany), was heading a household in Boonville Township, Jefferson County, New York.  The household also included his wife, Sulvina Kirchner, age 26 (b. NYS); son, Charles Kirchner, age 4 (b. NYS); and John Neff, age 22 (b. NYS).

 

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Other related but still unidentified names from George Edgar Drake (12) notes:

 

a. Merchant grandchildren:

 

(1. Quin:

(a. Brandy Alexander Quin: Born 1988.

(b. William David Quin: Born 1990.

(c. Lindsey Ann Markham: Born 1992.

(d. Casey Lynn Markham: Born 1992.

 

(2. Kruger:

(a. Eli Gordon Kruger: Born 1989.

(b. Zackory James Kruger: Born 1993.

 

(3. Mushtore:

(a. Jessica Lynn Mushtore: Born 1991.

(b. Nicole Lee Mushtore: Born 1992.

 

(4. Vail:

(a. Jason Frederick Vail: Born 1991.

(b. Kevin Robert Vail: Born 1995,

 

 

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