Eleanor S. Thompson

F, #294401
     Eleanor married Rev. Clyde Elmer Jewell, son of William H. Jewell and Mina Little, on Jul 11, 1936 at Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey.

David Harcourt Jewell

M, #294402
David Harcourt Jewell||p2945.htm#i294402|Rev. Clyde Elmer Jewell|b. Nov 21, 1889\nd. Nov 29, 1944|p2944.htm#i294396|Eleanor S. Thompson||p2945.htm#i294401|William H. Jewell||p2944.htm#i294388|Mina Little|b. Apr 1, 1862\nd. Jan 15, 1920|p2944.htm#i294387|||||||

Relationship=7th cousin 1 time removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-grandson of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
     David Harcourt Jewell was the son of Rev. Clyde Elmer Jewell and Eleanor S. Thompson.

Elizabeth R. Jewell

F, #294403
Elizabeth R. Jewell||p2945.htm#i294403|Rev. Clyde Elmer Jewell|b. Nov 21, 1889\nd. Nov 29, 1944|p2944.htm#i294396|Eleanor S. Thompson||p2945.htm#i294401|William H. Jewell||p2944.htm#i294388|Mina Little|b. Apr 1, 1862\nd. Jan 15, 1920|p2944.htm#i294387|||||||

Relationship=7th cousin 1 time removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-granddaughter of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
     Elizabeth R. Jewell was the daughter of Rev. Clyde Elmer Jewell and Eleanor S. Thompson.

Lewis Garibaldi Little

M, #294404, b. Jun 4, 1863, d. Nov 16, 1944
Lewis Garibaldi Little|b. Jun 4, 1863\nd. Nov 16, 1944|p2945.htm#i294404|Joseph Bloomfield Little|b. Dec 30, 1820\nd. Dec 31, 1908|p2943.htm#i294217|Louisa C. Armes|b. Sep 15, 1821\nd. Feb 23, 1898|p2943.htm#i294218|Tobias Little|b. Jul 17, 1779\nd. Sep 27, 1867|p2938.htm#i293774|Content Allen|b. Feb 28, 1780\nd. Mar 12, 1850|p2938.htm#i293775|||||||

Relationship=5th cousin 3 times removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=6th great-grandson of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Lewis Garibaldi Little was born on Jun 4, 1863 at Pennsylvania. He was the son of Joseph Bloomfield Little and Louisa C. Armes. Lewis married Alvaretta Sanders circa 1886. Lewis Garibaldi Little died on Nov 16, 1944 at age 81.
     In the census on Apr 18, 1910 Lewis Garibaldi Little was named Louis G. Little.
CensusJun 12, 1900Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania, 4 children, 3 living
CensusApr 18, 1910Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, 5 children, 4 living
CensusJan 2, 1920Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
CensusApr 20, 1930Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Census-OccJun 12, 1900a jewler
Census-OccApr 18, 1910a jewler, jewlery store
Census-OccJan 2, 1920a clerk, Jewelry store
Census-OccApr 20, 1930a jeweler, private

Children of Lewis Garibaldi Little and Alvaretta Sanders

Lewis married Alvaretta Sanders circa 1886.

Alvaretta Sanders

F, #294405, b. circa Jun, 1869
      Alvaretta Sanders was born circa Jun, 1869 at Pennsylvania. Alvaretta married Lewis Garibaldi Little, son of Joseph Bloomfield Little and Louisa C. Armes, circa 1886.
     Alvaretta Sanders was also known as Mary Alveretta Sanders. In the census on Jun 12, 1900 Alvaretta Sanders was named Mary A. Sanders.
In the census on Apr 18, 1910 Alvaretta Sanders was named Allie M. Sanders.
CensusJun 12, 1900Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania, 4 children, 3 living
CensusApr 18, 1910Mount Carmel, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, 5 children, 4 living
CensusJan 2, 1920Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
CensusApr 20, 1930Hazleton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Children of Alvaretta Sanders and Lewis Garibaldi Little

Alvaretta married Lewis Garibaldi Little, son of Joseph Bloomfield Little and Louisa C. Armes, circa 1886.

Leroy Little

M, #294406, b. Nov 27, 1887, d. Dec 20, 1958
Leroy Little|b. Nov 27, 1887\nd. Dec 20, 1958|p2945.htm#i294406|Lewis Garibaldi Little|b. Jun 4, 1863\nd. Nov 16, 1944|p2945.htm#i294404|Alvaretta Sanders|b. circa Jun, 1869|p2945.htm#i294405|Joseph B. Little|b. Dec 30, 1820\nd. Dec 31, 1908|p2943.htm#i294217|Louisa C. Armes|b. Sep 15, 1821\nd. Feb 23, 1898|p2943.htm#i294218|||||||

Relationship=6th cousin 2 times removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=7th great-grandson of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Leroy Little was born on Nov 27, 1887 at Picture Rocks, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Lewis Garibaldi Little and Alvaretta Sanders. Leroy married Elsie Bloom circa 1910. Leroy Little died on Dec 20, 1958 at age 71.
     
CensusJan 2, 1920Dorrancetown, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
CensusApr 17, 1930Kingston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania
Census-OccJan 2, 1920a machinist, silk mill
Census-OccApr 17, 1930a fixer, silk mill

Children of Leroy Little and Elsie Bloom

Leroy married Elsie Bloom circa 1910.

Elsie Bloom

F, #294407, b. circa 1887
      Elsie Bloom was born circa 1887 at Pennsylvania. Elsie married Leroy Little, son of Lewis Garibaldi Little and Alvaretta Sanders, circa 1910.
CensusApr 17, 1930Kingston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Children of Elsie Bloom and Leroy Little

Doris B. Little

F, #294408, b. circa 1916
Doris B. Little|b. circa 1916|p2945.htm#i294408|Leroy Little|b. Nov 27, 1887\nd. Dec 20, 1958|p2945.htm#i294406|Elsie Bloom|b. circa 1887|p2945.htm#i294407|Lewis G. Little|b. Jun 4, 1863\nd. Nov 16, 1944|p2945.htm#i294404|Alvaretta Sanders|b. circa Jun, 1869|p2945.htm#i294405|||||||

Relationship=7th cousin 1 time removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-granddaughter of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Doris B. Little was born circa 1916 at Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Leroy Little and Elsie Bloom.

Betty A. Little

F, #294409, b. circa 1920
Betty A. Little|b. circa 1920|p2945.htm#i294409|Leroy Little|b. Nov 27, 1887\nd. Dec 20, 1958|p2945.htm#i294406|Elsie Bloom|b. circa 1887|p2945.htm#i294407|Lewis G. Little|b. Jun 4, 1863\nd. Nov 16, 1944|p2945.htm#i294404|Alvaretta Sanders|b. circa Jun, 1869|p2945.htm#i294405|||||||

Relationship=7th cousin 1 time removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-granddaughter of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Betty A. Little was born circa 1920 at Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Leroy Little and Elsie Bloom.

Margaret E. Little

F, #294410
Margaret E. Little||p2945.htm#i294410|Leroy Little|b. Nov 27, 1887\nd. Dec 20, 1958|p2945.htm#i294406|Elsie Bloom|b. circa 1887|p2945.htm#i294407|Lewis G. Little|b. Jun 4, 1863\nd. Nov 16, 1944|p2945.htm#i294404|Alvaretta Sanders|b. circa Jun, 1869|p2945.htm#i294405|||||||

Relationship=7th cousin 1 time removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-granddaughter of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
     Margaret E. Little was the daughter of Leroy Little and Elsie Bloom.

Thelma Jean Little

F, #294411
Thelma Jean Little||p2945.htm#i294411|Leroy Little|b. Nov 27, 1887\nd. Dec 20, 1958|p2945.htm#i294406|Elsie Bloom|b. circa 1887|p2945.htm#i294407|Lewis G. Little|b. Jun 4, 1863\nd. Nov 16, 1944|p2945.htm#i294404|Alvaretta Sanders|b. circa Jun, 1869|p2945.htm#i294405|||||||

Relationship=7th cousin 1 time removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-granddaughter of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
     Thelma Jean Little was the daughter of Leroy Little and Elsie Bloom.

Otto E. Little

M, #294412, b. Nov 23, 1890, d. Jan 25, 1891
Otto E. Little|b. Nov 23, 1890\nd. Jan 25, 1891|p2945.htm#i294412|Lewis Garibaldi Little|b. Jun 4, 1863\nd. Nov 16, 1944|p2945.htm#i294404|Alvaretta Sanders|b. circa Jun, 1869|p2945.htm#i294405|Joseph B. Little|b. Dec 30, 1820\nd. Dec 31, 1908|p2943.htm#i294217|Louisa C. Armes|b. Sep 15, 1821\nd. Feb 23, 1898|p2943.htm#i294218|||||||

Relationship=6th cousin 2 times removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=7th great-grandson of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Otto E. Little was born on Nov 23, 1890. He was the son of Lewis Garibaldi Little and Alvaretta Sanders. Otto E. Little died on Jan 25, 1891.

Myron Lamont Little

M, #294413, b. Mar 23, 1893, d. Aug 28, 1977
Myron Lamont Little|b. Mar 23, 1893\nd. Aug 28, 1977|p2945.htm#i294413|Lewis Garibaldi Little|b. Jun 4, 1863\nd. Nov 16, 1944|p2945.htm#i294404|Alvaretta Sanders|b. circa Jun, 1869|p2945.htm#i294405|Joseph B. Little|b. Dec 30, 1820\nd. Dec 31, 1908|p2943.htm#i294217|Louisa C. Armes|b. Sep 15, 1821\nd. Feb 23, 1898|p2943.htm#i294218|||||||

Relationship=6th cousin 2 times removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=7th great-grandson of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Myron Lamont Little was born on Mar 23, 1893 at Picture Rocks, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Lewis Garibaldi Little and Alvaretta Sanders. Myron married Ida M. Beyer, daughter of Susanna (Unknown), circa 1916. Myron Lamont Little died on Aug 28, 1977 at Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania, at age 84.
      In the census on Jan 8, 1920 Myron Lamont Little was named Myon Little.




CensusJan 8, 1920Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania
CensusApr 9, 1930Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania
Census-OccJan 8, 1920a puddle helper, iron mill
Census-OccApr 9, 1930a laborer, iron mill

Children of Myron Lamont Little and Ida M. Beyer

Myron married Ida M. Beyer, daughter of Susanna (Unknown), circa 1916.

Ida M. Beyer

F, #294414, b. Aug 13, 1893, d. Jan, 1987
Ida M. Beyer|b. Aug 13, 1893\nd. Jan, 1987|p2945.htm#i294414||||Susanna (Unknown)||p4552.htm#i455180|||||||||||||
      Ida M. Beyer was born on Aug 13, 1893 at Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Susanna (Unknown). Ida married Myron Lamont Little, son of Lewis Garibaldi Little and Alvaretta Sanders, circa 1916. Ida M. Beyer died in Jan, 1987 her last known address was at Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania, according to the Social Security Death Index.
CensusJan 8, 1920Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania
CensusApr 9, 1930Danville, Montour County, Pennsylvania
Census-OccApr 9, 1930a seamstress, shirt factory

Children of Ida M. Beyer and Myron Lamont Little

Ida married Myron Lamont Little, son of Lewis Garibaldi Little and Alvaretta Sanders, circa 1916.

Julia Little

F, #294415, b. circa 1916
Julia Little|b. circa 1916|p2945.htm#i294415|Myron Lamont Little|b. Mar 23, 1893\nd. Aug 28, 1977|p2945.htm#i294413|Ida M. Beyer|b. Aug 13, 1893\nd. Jan, 1987|p2945.htm#i294414|Lewis G. Little|b. Jun 4, 1863\nd. Nov 16, 1944|p2945.htm#i294404|Alvaretta Sanders|b. circa Jun, 1869|p2945.htm#i294405||||Susanna (Unknown)||p4552.htm#i455180|

Relationship=7th cousin 1 time removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-granddaughter of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Julia Little was born circa 1916 at Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Myron Lamont Little and Ida M. Beyer.

Robert Little

M, #294416, b. circa 1918
Robert Little|b. circa 1918|p2945.htm#i294416|Myron Lamont Little|b. Mar 23, 1893\nd. Aug 28, 1977|p2945.htm#i294413|Ida M. Beyer|b. Aug 13, 1893\nd. Jan, 1987|p2945.htm#i294414|Lewis G. Little|b. Jun 4, 1863\nd. Nov 16, 1944|p2945.htm#i294404|Alvaretta Sanders|b. circa Jun, 1869|p2945.htm#i294405||||Susanna (Unknown)||p4552.htm#i455180|

Relationship=7th cousin 1 time removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-grandson of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Robert Little was born circa 1918 at Pennsylvania. He was the son of Myron Lamont Little and Ida M. Beyer.

Bertha Little

F, #294417, b. circa 1922
Bertha Little|b. circa 1922|p2945.htm#i294417|Myron Lamont Little|b. Mar 23, 1893\nd. Aug 28, 1977|p2945.htm#i294413|Ida M. Beyer|b. Aug 13, 1893\nd. Jan, 1987|p2945.htm#i294414|Lewis G. Little|b. Jun 4, 1863\nd. Nov 16, 1944|p2945.htm#i294404|Alvaretta Sanders|b. circa Jun, 1869|p2945.htm#i294405||||Susanna (Unknown)||p4552.htm#i455180|

Relationship=7th cousin 1 time removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-granddaughter of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Bertha Little was born circa 1922 at Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Myron Lamont Little and Ida M. Beyer.

Iva Little

F, #294418, b. Apr 4, 1899
Iva Little|b. Apr 4, 1899|p2945.htm#i294418|Lewis Garibaldi Little|b. Jun 4, 1863\nd. Nov 16, 1944|p2945.htm#i294404|Alvaretta Sanders|b. circa Jun, 1869|p2945.htm#i294405|Joseph B. Little|b. Dec 30, 1820\nd. Dec 31, 1908|p2943.htm#i294217|Louisa C. Armes|b. Sep 15, 1821\nd. Feb 23, 1898|p2943.htm#i294218|||||||

Relationship=6th cousin 2 times removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=7th great-granddaughter of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Iva Little was born on Apr 4, 1899 at Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Lewis Garibaldi Little and Alvaretta Sanders. Iva married George Bommer.
     Iva Little was also known as Ivey L. Little.

Child of Iva Little and George Bommer

George Bommer

M, #294419
     George married Iva Little, daughter of Lewis Garibaldi Little and Alvaretta Sanders.

Child of George Bommer and Iva Little

Mary E. Bommer

F, #294420, b. Dec 19, 1932
Mary E. Bommer|b. Dec 19, 1932|p2945.htm#i294420|George Bommer||p2945.htm#i294419|Iva Little|b. Apr 4, 1899|p2945.htm#i294418|||||||Lewis G. Little|b. Jun 4, 1863\nd. Nov 16, 1944|p2945.htm#i294404|Alvaretta Sanders|b. circa Jun, 1869|p2945.htm#i294405|

Relationship=7th cousin 1 time removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-granddaughter of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Mary E. Bommer was born on Dec 19, 1932. She was the daughter of George Bommer and Iva Little.

Julia Little

F, #294421, b. Jun 4, 1902, d. Feb 17, 1982
Julia Little|b. Jun 4, 1902\nd. Feb 17, 1982|p2945.htm#i294421|Lewis Garibaldi Little|b. Jun 4, 1863\nd. Nov 16, 1944|p2945.htm#i294404|Alvaretta Sanders|b. circa Jun, 1869|p2945.htm#i294405|Joseph B. Little|b. Dec 30, 1820\nd. Dec 31, 1908|p2943.htm#i294217|Louisa C. Armes|b. Sep 15, 1821\nd. Feb 23, 1898|p2943.htm#i294218|||||||

Relationship=6th cousin 2 times removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=7th great-granddaughter of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Julia Little was born on Jun 4, 1902 at Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Lewis Garibaldi Little and Alvaretta Sanders. Julia married George Bouline. Julia Little died on Feb 17, 1982 at age 79.

Child of Julia Little and George Bouline

George Bouline

M, #294422
     George married Julia Little, daughter of Lewis Garibaldi Little and Alvaretta Sanders.

Child of George Bouline and Julia Little

George Bouline Jr.

M, #294423
George Bouline Jr.||p2945.htm#i294423|George Bouline||p2945.htm#i294422|Julia Little|b. Jun 4, 1902\nd. Feb 17, 1982|p2945.htm#i294421|||||||Lewis G. Little|b. Jun 4, 1863\nd. Nov 16, 1944|p2945.htm#i294404|Alvaretta Sanders|b. circa Jun, 1869|p2945.htm#i294405|

Relationship=7th cousin 1 time removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-grandson of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
     George Bouline Jr. was the son of George Bouline and Julia Little.

Laura E. Little

F, #294424, b. Jun 25, 1866, d. Feb 25, 1935
Laura E. Little|b. Jun 25, 1866\nd. Feb 25, 1935|p2945.htm#i294424|Joseph Bloomfield Little|b. Dec 30, 1820\nd. Dec 31, 1908|p2943.htm#i294217|Louisa C. Armes|b. Sep 15, 1821\nd. Feb 23, 1898|p2943.htm#i294218|Tobias Little|b. Jul 17, 1779\nd. Sep 27, 1867|p2938.htm#i293774|Content Allen|b. Feb 28, 1780\nd. Mar 12, 1850|p2938.htm#i293775|||||||

Relationship=5th cousin 3 times removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=6th great-granddaughter of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
Laura E. Little
      Laura E. Little was born on Jun 17, 1866 at Pennsylvania. She was born on Jun 25, 1866. She was the daughter of Joseph Bloomfield Little and Louisa C. Armes. Laura married Hiram P. Selmser, son of Henry Selmser and Olive (Unknown), on Nov 18, 1891 at Picture Rocks, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Laura E. Little died on Feb 25, 1935 at Mount Rose, York County, Pennsylvania, at age 68.
CensusJun 4, 1900Wolf Twp., Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, 5 children, 5 living
CensusApr 22, 1910York, York County, Pennsylvania, 6 children, 6 living
CensusJan 6, 1920York, York County, Pennsylvania

Children of Laura E. Little and Hiram P. Selmser

Laura married Hiram P. Selmser, son of Henry Selmser and Olive (Unknown), on Nov 18, 1891 at Picture Rocks, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.

Hiram P. Selmser

M, #294425, b. circa Sep, 1861, d. Aug 30, 1942
Hiram P. Selmser|b. circa Sep, 1861\nd. Aug 30, 1942|p2945.htm#i294425|Henry Selmser|b. circa May, 1823|p4807.htm#i480632|Olive (Unknown)|b. circa Jun, 1827|p4807.htm#i480633|||||||||||||
      Hiram P. Selmser was born circa 1861 at New York. He was born circa Sep, 1861 at New York. He was the son of Henry Selmser and Olive (Unknown). Hiram married Laura E. Little, daughter of Joseph Bloomfield Little and Louisa C. Armes, on Nov 18, 1891 at Picture Rocks, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. Hiram P. Selmser died on Aug 30, 1942 at at his daughter Helen's home Roosevelt Ave., York, York County, Pennsylvania.
      Other spellings Silmser, Simser, Simzer, Selmers.

In the census on Jun 18, 1880 Hiram P. Selmser was named Hiram P. Semser.
CensusJun 18, 1880with his parents, Canoga, Seneca County, New York
CensusJun 4, 1900Wolf Twp., Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, 5 children, 5 living
CensusApr 22, 1910York, York County, Pennsylvania, 6 children, 6 living
CensusJan 6, 1920York, York County, Pennsylvania
Census-OccJun 4, 1900a furniture finisher
Census-OccApr 22, 1910a retail merchant, grocery
Census-OccJan 6, 1920a retail merchant, groceries

Children of Hiram P. Selmser and Laura E. Little

Hiram married Laura E. Little, daughter of Joseph Bloomfield Little and Louisa C. Armes, on Nov 18, 1891 at Picture Rocks, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.

Cecil Rollim Selmser Sr.

M, #294426, b. Jun 17, 1892, d. Jan 25, 1960
Cecil Rollim Selmser Sr.|b. Jun 17, 1892\nd. Jan 25, 1960|p2945.htm#i294426|Hiram P. Selmser|b. circa Sep, 1861\nd. Aug 30, 1942|p2945.htm#i294425|Laura E. Little|b. Jun 25, 1866\nd. Feb 25, 1935|p2945.htm#i294424|Henry Selmser|b. circa May, 1823|p4807.htm#i480632|Olive (Unknown)|b. circa Jun, 1827|p4807.htm#i480633|Joseph B. Little|b. Dec 30, 1820\nd. Dec 31, 1908|p2943.htm#i294217|Louisa C. Armes|b. Sep 15, 1821\nd. Feb 23, 1898|p2943.htm#i294218|

Relationship=6th cousin 2 times removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=7th great-grandson of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Cecil Rollim Selmser Sr. was born on Jun 17, 1892 at Picture Rocks, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Hiram P. Selmser and Laura E. Little. Cecil married Marilles Mayer, daughter of Caroline (Unknown). Cecil Rollim Selmser Sr. died on Jan 25, 1960 at age 67.
     
CensusJan 2, 1920York, York County, Pennsylvania
Census-OccJan 2, 1920a linotype operator, printing

Children of Cecil Rollim Selmser Sr. and Marilles Mayer

Cecil married Marilles Mayer, daughter of Caroline (Unknown).

Marilles Mayer

F, #294427, b. circa 1897
Marilles Mayer|b. circa 1897|p2945.htm#i294427||||Caroline (Unknown)||p4552.htm#i455181|||||||||||||
      Marilles Mayer was born circa 1897 at Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Caroline (Unknown). Marilles married Cecil Rollim Selmser Sr., son of Hiram P. Selmser and Laura E. Little.
CensusJan 2, 1920York, York County, Pennsylvania

Cecil R. Selmser Jr.

M, #294428
Cecil R. Selmser Jr.||p2945.htm#i294428|Cecil Rollim Selmser Sr.|b. Jun 17, 1892\nd. Jan 25, 1960|p2945.htm#i294426|Marilles Mayer|b. circa 1897|p2945.htm#i294427|Hiram P. Selmser|b. circa Sep, 1861\nd. Aug 30, 1942|p2945.htm#i294425|Laura E. Little|b. Jun 25, 1866\nd. Feb 25, 1935|p2945.htm#i294424||||Caroline (Unknown)||p4552.htm#i455181|

Relationship=7th cousin 1 time removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-grandson of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
     Cecil R. Selmser Jr. was the son of Cecil Rollim Selmser Sr. and Marilles Mayer.

Ruth Caroline Selmser

F, #294429
Ruth Caroline Selmser||p2945.htm#i294429|Cecil Rollim Selmser Sr.|b. Jun 17, 1892\nd. Jan 25, 1960|p2945.htm#i294426|Marilles Mayer|b. circa 1897|p2945.htm#i294427|Hiram P. Selmser|b. circa Sep, 1861\nd. Aug 30, 1942|p2945.htm#i294425|Laura E. Little|b. Jun 25, 1866\nd. Feb 25, 1935|p2945.htm#i294424||||Caroline (Unknown)||p4552.htm#i455181|

Relationship=7th cousin 1 time removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-granddaughter of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
     Ruth Caroline Selmser was the daughter of Cecil Rollim Selmser Sr. and Marilles Mayer.

Paul Harold Selmser

M, #294430, b. Mar 16, 1894, d. Mar 21, 1962
Paul Harold Selmser|b. Mar 16, 1894\nd. Mar 21, 1962|p2945.htm#i294430|Hiram P. Selmser|b. circa Sep, 1861\nd. Aug 30, 1942|p2945.htm#i294425|Laura E. Little|b. Jun 25, 1866\nd. Feb 25, 1935|p2945.htm#i294424|Henry Selmser|b. circa May, 1823|p4807.htm#i480632|Olive (Unknown)|b. circa Jun, 1827|p4807.htm#i480633|Joseph B. Little|b. Dec 30, 1820\nd. Dec 31, 1908|p2943.htm#i294217|Louisa C. Armes|b. Sep 15, 1821\nd. Feb 23, 1898|p2943.htm#i294218|

Relationship=6th cousin 2 times removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=7th great-grandson of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Paul Harold Selmser was born on Mar 16, 1894 at Picture Rocks, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Hiram P. Selmser and Laura E. Little. Paul married Blanche Gilbert. Paul married Virginia Elizabeth Steele on Nov 18, 1939. Paul Harold Selmser died on Mar 21, 1962 at age 68.
     

Paul H. Selmser, 68, husband of V. Elizabeth Steen Selmser, died at 6:45 p.m. yesterday at his residence, Manchester R. D. 1.

He was a member of Goldsboro Church of God and Sunday School.

Surviving, in addition to his widow, are two daughters, Mrs. Robert B. Lindemuth, 105 South Richland avenue, York, and Mrs.
Laura May Sheffer, York; two sisters, Helen A. Selmser, 173 West Maple street, York, and Mrs. Lester Dennis, 217 South West
street, York; a brother, Bruce H. Selmser, Harrisburg; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

His pastor, the Rev. Benjamin F. Keckler, Sr., will officiate at funeral services at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Shindler Funeral Home,
915 North Duke street, North York. Burial will be in Mt. Rose Cemetery.

York Dispatch – Thursday, March 22, 1962.


CensusJan 6, 1920with his parents, York, York County, Pennsylvania, listed as married
Census-OccJan 6, 1920a machinists helper, automobiles

Children of Paul Harold Selmser and Blanche Gilbert

Paul married Blanche Gilbert.

Blanche Gilbert

F, #294431
     Blanche married Paul Harold Selmser, son of Hiram P. Selmser and Laura E. Little.

Children of Blanche Gilbert and Paul Harold Selmser

Kathleen Selmser

F, #294432, b. Jul 11, 1916, d. Aug 13, 2006
Kathleen Selmser|b. Jul 11, 1916\nd. Aug 13, 2006|p2945.htm#i294432|Paul Harold Selmser|b. Mar 16, 1894\nd. Mar 21, 1962|p2945.htm#i294430|Blanche Gilbert||p2945.htm#i294431|Hiram P. Selmser|b. circa Sep, 1861\nd. Aug 30, 1942|p2945.htm#i294425|Laura E. Little|b. Jun 25, 1866\nd. Feb 25, 1935|p2945.htm#i294424|||||||

Relationship=7th cousin 1 time removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-granddaughter of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Kathleen Selmser was born on Jul 11, 1916. She was the daughter of Paul Harold Selmser and Blanche Gilbert. Kathleen married Robert B. Lindemuth on Jan 13, 1938; 3 children. Kathleen Selmser and Robert B. Lindemuth were divorced. Kathleen Selmser died on Aug 13, 2006 at York, York County, Pennsylvania, at age 90.

Laura May Selmser

F, #294433, b. Apr 12, 1918, d. Dec, 1979
Laura May Selmser|b. Apr 12, 1918\nd. Dec, 1979|p2945.htm#i294433|Paul Harold Selmser|b. Mar 16, 1894\nd. Mar 21, 1962|p2945.htm#i294430|Blanche Gilbert||p2945.htm#i294431|Hiram P. Selmser|b. circa Sep, 1861\nd. Aug 30, 1942|p2945.htm#i294425|Laura E. Little|b. Jun 25, 1866\nd. Feb 25, 1935|p2945.htm#i294424|||||||

Relationship=7th cousin 1 time removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-granddaughter of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Laura May Selmser was born on Apr 12, 1918. She was the daughter of Paul Harold Selmser and Blanche Gilbert. Laura married Charles H. Sheffer on Sep 30, 1938; 4 children. Laura May Selmser died in Dec, 1979 at York, York County, Pennsylvania, at age 61.

Virginia Elizabeth Steele

F, #294434
     Virginia married Paul Harold Selmser, son of Hiram P. Selmser and Laura E. Little, on Nov 18, 1939.

Helen A. Selmser

F, #294435, b. Sep 16, 1895, d. Aug 23, 1968
Helen A. Selmser|b. Sep 16, 1895\nd. Aug 23, 1968|p2945.htm#i294435|Hiram P. Selmser|b. circa Sep, 1861\nd. Aug 30, 1942|p2945.htm#i294425|Laura E. Little|b. Jun 25, 1866\nd. Feb 25, 1935|p2945.htm#i294424|Henry Selmser|b. circa May, 1823|p4807.htm#i480632|Olive (Unknown)|b. circa Jun, 1827|p4807.htm#i480633|Joseph B. Little|b. Dec 30, 1820\nd. Dec 31, 1908|p2943.htm#i294217|Louisa C. Armes|b. Sep 15, 1821\nd. Feb 23, 1898|p2943.htm#i294218|

Relationship=6th cousin 2 times removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=7th great-granddaughter of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Helen A. Selmser was born on Sep 16, 1895 at Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Hiram P. Selmser and Laura E. Little. Helen A. Selmser died on Aug 23, 1968 at age 72.
CensusJan 6, 1920with her parents, York, York County, Pennsylvania
Census-OccJan 6, 1920a stenographer, leather store

Lillian Selmser

F, #294436, b. Aug 8, 1897, d. May 6, 1952
Lillian Selmser|b. Aug 8, 1897\nd. May 6, 1952|p2945.htm#i294436|Hiram P. Selmser|b. circa Sep, 1861\nd. Aug 30, 1942|p2945.htm#i294425|Laura E. Little|b. Jun 25, 1866\nd. Feb 25, 1935|p2945.htm#i294424|Henry Selmser|b. circa May, 1823|p4807.htm#i480632|Olive (Unknown)|b. circa Jun, 1827|p4807.htm#i480633|Joseph B. Little|b. Dec 30, 1820\nd. Dec 31, 1908|p2943.htm#i294217|Louisa C. Armes|b. Sep 15, 1821\nd. Feb 23, 1898|p2943.htm#i294218|

Relationship=6th cousin 2 times removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=7th great-granddaughter of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Lillian Selmser was born on Aug 8, 1897 at Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Hiram P. Selmser and Laura E. Little. Lillian married Ralph Bookmeyer. Lillian Selmser died on May 6, 1952 at age 54.
CensusJan 6, 1920with her parents, York, York County, Pennsylvania
Census-OccJan 6, 1920a saleslady, grocery store

Ralph Bookmeyer

M, #294437
     Ralph married Lillian Selmser, daughter of Hiram P. Selmser and Laura E. Little.

Phyllis E. Bookmeyer

F, #294438
Phyllis E. Bookmeyer||p2945.htm#i294438|Ralph Bookmeyer||p2945.htm#i294437|Lillian Selmser|b. Aug 8, 1897\nd. May 6, 1952|p2945.htm#i294436|||||||Hiram P. Selmser|b. circa Sep, 1861\nd. Aug 30, 1942|p2945.htm#i294425|Laura E. Little|b. Jun 25, 1866\nd. Feb 25, 1935|p2945.htm#i294424|

Relationship=7th cousin 1 time removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-granddaughter of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
     Phyllis E. Bookmeyer was the daughter of Ralph Bookmeyer and Lillian Selmser.

Marilyn O. Bookmeyer

F, #294439
Marilyn O. Bookmeyer||p2945.htm#i294439|Ralph Bookmeyer||p2945.htm#i294437|Lillian Selmser|b. Aug 8, 1897\nd. May 6, 1952|p2945.htm#i294436|||||||Hiram P. Selmser|b. circa Sep, 1861\nd. Aug 30, 1942|p2945.htm#i294425|Laura E. Little|b. Jun 25, 1866\nd. Feb 25, 1935|p2945.htm#i294424|

Relationship=7th cousin 1 time removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-granddaughter of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
     Marilyn O. Bookmeyer was the daughter of Ralph Bookmeyer and Lillian Selmser.

Ralph E. Bookmeyer

M, #294440
Ralph E. Bookmeyer||p2945.htm#i294440|Ralph Bookmeyer||p2945.htm#i294437|Lillian Selmser|b. Aug 8, 1897\nd. May 6, 1952|p2945.htm#i294436|||||||Hiram P. Selmser|b. circa Sep, 1861\nd. Aug 30, 1942|p2945.htm#i294425|Laura E. Little|b. Jun 25, 1866\nd. Feb 25, 1935|p2945.htm#i294424|

Relationship=7th cousin 1 time removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-grandson of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
     Ralph E. Bookmeyer was the son of Ralph Bookmeyer and Lillian Selmser.

Rollin Bookmeyer

M, #294441
Rollin Bookmeyer||p2945.htm#i294441|Ralph Bookmeyer||p2945.htm#i294437|Lillian Selmser|b. Aug 8, 1897\nd. May 6, 1952|p2945.htm#i294436|||||||Hiram P. Selmser|b. circa Sep, 1861\nd. Aug 30, 1942|p2945.htm#i294425|Laura E. Little|b. Jun 25, 1866\nd. Feb 25, 1935|p2945.htm#i294424|

Relationship=7th cousin 1 time removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-grandson of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
     Rollin Bookmeyer was the son of Ralph Bookmeyer and Lillian Selmser.

Bruce Selmser

M, #294442, b. Jul 7, 1899, d. Jan 16, 1971
Bruce Selmser|b. Jul 7, 1899\nd. Jan 16, 1971|p2945.htm#i294442|Hiram P. Selmser|b. circa Sep, 1861\nd. Aug 30, 1942|p2945.htm#i294425|Laura E. Little|b. Jun 25, 1866\nd. Feb 25, 1935|p2945.htm#i294424|Henry Selmser|b. circa May, 1823|p4807.htm#i480632|Olive (Unknown)|b. circa Jun, 1827|p4807.htm#i480633|Joseph B. Little|b. Dec 30, 1820\nd. Dec 31, 1908|p2943.htm#i294217|Louisa C. Armes|b. Sep 15, 1821\nd. Feb 23, 1898|p2943.htm#i294218|

Relationship=6th cousin 2 times removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=7th great-grandson of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Bruce Selmser was born on Jul 7, 1899 at Pennsylvania. He was the son of Hiram P. Selmser and Laura E. Little. Bruce Selmser died on Jan 16, 1971 at York, York County, Pennsylvania, at age 71.
CensusJan 6, 1920with his parents, York, York County, Pennsylvania
Census-OccJan 6, 1920a laborer, tobacco factory

Olive Selmser

F, #294443, b. May 17, 1903, d. Feb 16, 1975
Olive Selmser|b. May 17, 1903\nd. Feb 16, 1975|p2945.htm#i294443|Hiram P. Selmser|b. circa Sep, 1861\nd. Aug 30, 1942|p2945.htm#i294425|Laura E. Little|b. Jun 25, 1866\nd. Feb 25, 1935|p2945.htm#i294424|Henry Selmser|b. circa May, 1823|p4807.htm#i480632|Olive (Unknown)|b. circa Jun, 1827|p4807.htm#i480633|Joseph B. Little|b. Dec 30, 1820\nd. Dec 31, 1908|p2943.htm#i294217|Louisa C. Armes|b. Sep 15, 1821\nd. Feb 23, 1898|p2943.htm#i294218|

Relationship=6th cousin 2 times removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=7th great-granddaughter of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Olive Selmser was born on May 17, 1903 at Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Hiram P. Selmser and Laura E. Little. Olive married Lester E. Dennis on Sep 14, 1924. Olive Selmser died on Feb 16, 1975 at York, York County, Pennsylvania, at age 71.
CensusApr 8, 1930York, York County, Pennsylvania

Child of Olive Selmser and Lester E. Dennis

Lester E. Dennis

M, #294444, b. Mar 21, 1914, d. Aug 1, 1981
      Lester E. Dennis was born on Mar 21, 1914 at Pennsylvania. Lester married Olive Selmser, daughter of Hiram P. Selmser and Laura E. Little, on Sep 14, 1924. Lester E. Dennis died on Aug 1, 1981 at age 67.
CensusApr 8, 1930York, York County, Pennsylvania
Census-OccApr 8, 1930a shipping clerk, tooth factory

Child of Lester E. Dennis and Olive Selmser

Lester Eugene Dennis Jr.

M, #294445, b. circa 1925
Lester Eugene Dennis Jr.|b. circa 1925|p2945.htm#i294445|Lester E. Dennis|b. Mar 21, 1914\nd. Aug 1, 1981|p2945.htm#i294444|Olive Selmser|b. May 17, 1903\nd. Feb 16, 1975|p2945.htm#i294443|||||||Hiram P. Selmser|b. circa Sep, 1861\nd. Aug 30, 1942|p2945.htm#i294425|Laura E. Little|b. Jun 25, 1866\nd. Feb 25, 1935|p2945.htm#i294424|

Relationship=7th cousin 1 time removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-grandson of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Lester Eugene Dennis Jr. was born circa 1925 at Pennsylvania. He was the son of Lester E. Dennis and Olive Selmser.

Benjamin Jackson Little

M, #294446, b. Jun 25, 1791, d. Jul 5, 1876
Benjamin Jackson Little|b. Jun 25, 1791\nd. Jul 5, 1876|p2945.htm#i294446|John Little|b. Dec 22, 1769\nd. Jul 10, 1846|p2948.htm#i294701|Ann Green Jackson||p2949.htm#i294876|Lt. Col. Theophilus Little Sr.|b. Feb 15, 1743/44\nd. Feb 19, 1825|p400.htm#i39951|Mary Polhemus|b. Feb 16, 1748\nd. 1813|p5.htm#i459|||||||

Relationship=4th cousin 4 times removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=5th great-grandson of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Benjamin Jackson Little was born on Jun 25, 1791 at New Jersey. He was the son of John Little and Ann Green Jackson. Benjamin married Sarah Wisner, daughter of Benoni Wisner and Agnes Hooper, in 1815 at Pennsylvania. Benjamin Jackson Little died on Jul 5, 1876 at Rantoul, Champaign County, Illinois, at age 85.
     He removed to at Licking County, Ohio, circa 1825.











Benjamin and his family left Pennsylvania in 1825, it is thought, to ostensibly follow in the footsteps of his uncle "Squire" Thomas and settle in Ohio. They ultimately chose Hanover Township, Licking County as their residence and are found in every census beginning in 1830. and continuing until their death. No appreciable information is available about their son Samuel. It appears that Samuel's death was untimely as his children were not named as heirs at the time his brother John W. Little was the Court appointed Administrator. Their names--Sarah, John and Jacob--did appear, however, in the final accounting of the estate settlement, as did the names of the heirs of Anna Little Enyort.

There is also a questionable female named Sharlotte/Charlotte Little who appears in this household in the 1840, 1850, 1860 and 1870 census and disappears just as quickly. It is has not been satisfactorily explained as to what her relationship was with Benjamin and Sarah. The only clue to date is that she does not seem to be an heir. She is not mentioned in the final settlement of Benjamin's estate, or any portion of the estate thereof.

Thus, what is known about Benjamin Jackson Little and his family is very simple and straightforward. They were residents of Licking County, Ohio before the 1830 census.

When Charlotte Coon (one of six children) was born at Geneva, New York in 1831 to Abner Coon and Lydia Pope, Benjamin Little was already established in Licking, Ohio, having migrated there from Pennsylvania in 1925 with his wife and four children. We don't know exactly when Abner arrived in Licking County but cemetery records indicate he was buried in 1844 in Hanover Cemetery. His wife was buried beside him seven years later, after the marriage of their daughter Charlotte to the youngest son of Benjamin and Sarah Little.

CensusJul 30, 1850Hanover Twp., Licking County, Ohio, real estate value 3,000.00
Census-OccJul 30, 1850a farmer

Children of Benjamin Jackson Little and Sarah Wisner

Benjamin married Sarah Wisner, daughter of Benoni Wisner and Agnes Hooper, in 1815 at Pennsylvania.

Sarah Wisner

F, #294447, b. Sep 24, 1792, d. Feb 23, 1875
Sarah Wisner|b. Sep 24, 1792\nd. Feb 23, 1875|p2945.htm#i294447|Benoni Wisner||p2945.htm#i294448|Agnes Hooper||p2945.htm#i294449|||||||||||||
      Sarah Wisner was born on Sep 24, 1792 at Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Benoni Wisner and Agnes Hooper. Sarah married Benjamin Jackson Little, son of John Little and Ann Green Jackson, in 1815 at Pennsylvania. Sarah Wisner died on Feb 23, 1875 at Licking, Licking County, Illinois, at age 82. Sarah was buried at Hanover Twp., Licking County, Ohio.
CensusJul 30, 1850Hanover Twp., Licking County, Ohio, real estate value 3,000.00

Children of Sarah Wisner and Benjamin Jackson Little

Benoni Wisner

M, #294448
     Benoni married Agnes Hooper.

Child of Benoni Wisner and Agnes Hooper

Agnes Hooper

F, #294449
     Agnes married Benoni Wisner.

Child of Agnes Hooper and Benoni Wisner

Tobias Polhemus Little

M, #294450, b. Feb 29, 1820, d. Mar 1, 1909
Tobias Polhemus Little|b. Feb 29, 1820\nd. Mar 1, 1909|p2945.htm#i294450|Benjamin Jackson Little|b. Jun 25, 1791\nd. Jul 5, 1876|p2945.htm#i294446|Sarah Wisner|b. Sep 24, 1792\nd. Feb 23, 1875|p2945.htm#i294447|John Little|b. Dec 22, 1769\nd. Jul 10, 1846|p2948.htm#i294701|Ann G. Jackson||p2949.htm#i294876|Benoni Wisner||p2945.htm#i294448|Agnes Hooper||p2945.htm#i294449|

Relationship=5th cousin 3 times removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=6th great-grandson of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
      Tobias Polhemus Little was born on Feb 29, 1820 at Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Benjamin Jackson Little and Sarah Wisner. Tobias married Elizabeth Horn, daughter of Sebastian Horn and Anna Rosina Wissner, on Nov 19, 1840; 17 children. Tobias married Catherine Horn on Mar 24, 1868; one child. Tobias married Mrs. Martha Clark on Jun 20, 1889. Tobias married Nancy Lance, daughter of David Henry Coons and Miriam Sarah Cox, on Apr 30, 1893 at Smithfield, Fulton County, Illinois. Tobias Polhemus Little died on Mar 1, 1909 at Seville, Fulton County, Ohio, at age 89.
     He removed to at Hanover Twp., Licking County, Ohio, in 1825. He removed to at Fulton County, Illinois, in 1856.



Parents and siblings of Mrs. Marta Clark and Mrs. Nancy Lance are unknown.
Tobias was a carpenter who built many of the homes in Hanover, Ohio before moving. While in Illinois, he built the Sixteen Schoolhouse in Lee Township. He farmed 220 acres North of Smithfield before he retired. When he married Nancy Lance, he moved to her ancestral home called the Old John Lance Farm. It was originally located in Harris Township but became a part of Cass Township when the county line was moved.
NOTE: In the 1870 Federal Census siblings by the name of Elsworth and Elizabeth Setzer b. abt 1860 in Ohio were listed as members of his household. Nothing is know about these children.



An Interview With Tobias Polhemus Little

"There was born to Benjamin and Sarah (Wisner) Little in Lycoming County, PA, Feb. 29, 1820, a son - Tobias P. Little, the subject of this sketch. He moved from Pennsylvania to Licking county, Ohio with his parents in 1825.

"Ohio at that time was almost a wilderness and the family lived at first in a small cabin in the woods, with a quilt for a door and no windows or floor. The hut was covered with clapboards fastened with poles. The family suffered many dprivations for the first few years."

Tobias P. Little's father was a native of New Jersey and his mother was born in Pennsylvania. The father was of Scot-German and the mother of German-Welsh descent. His educational advantages were somewhat limited, as he had to assist his father to clear the land ... most of the time. He pursued various vocations, but finally settled down to farming. During the earliest settlement of both Ohio and Indiana he worked hard, amid sunshine and storm, enduring hardships known only to pioneers.

He is plain in speech and dress and says that when he dies he wants a plain coffin to contain his body, and a plain slab to mark his last resting place. He is a peaceable, law-abiding citizen; he is opposed to litigation, but believes in arbitration, and never had a fight in his life.

He has contributed largely to the support of churches, the preaching of the gospel, and to charitable enterprises. He is a great reader, and hence is well versed on the general topics of the day.

On November 19,1840 he married Miss Elizabeth Horn, a native of Ohio. He lived in Ohio 16 years after his marriage. Being ambitious and hearing that Illinois was a place where wealth and fame were to be had for the asking he came to Fulton county, landing in the old pioneer town of Virgil, April 25, 1856.

"I have been married four times and am the father of 18 children," said Mr. Little, "but I am not a Morman. I have been a member of the Disciples Church for over 30 years and have contributed to its support all or most of the time. I have attained a greater age than any other member of our family, consisting of five children. My brother John, who lives at Rantoul, Champaign county, and myself are the only surviving members of the family.

My parents never moved to Illinois. My mother died in Ohio in 1875 and her remains are buried in the Hanover cemetery, in Licking County. Father came out here on a visit in 1876 and died in Champaign county. His remains are interred in the Rantoul cemetery.

"... schools of Ohio and Illinois did not embrace the extended curriculum of the present day, but those who had a desire for learning were well grounded in the more practical brances of knowledge. I attended school in the winter and worked on the farm in the summer during my boyhood and youth. I continued to reside under the parental roof until I attained my twentieth (20th) year, when I married and established a home of my own.

The late Caleb Boyer (father of O.J. Boyer, of Canton, Illinois and John Boyer, (of this township) lived on the same farm in Ohio on which we lived for seven years. We lived amid pioneer scenes in the wild primeval forest in Licking County, and game of all kinds was abundant. We lived on a tract of wild land in Ohio where I operated two saw mills and was a contractor and builder for eight years.

I also learned the painter's trade and had a large force of hands working under me. We sawed thousands of feet of yellow poplar lumber and I build almost every house in Hanover, Ohio. But by getting too many irons in the fire I failed and was compelled to sell railroad bonds worth almost their face value for 25 cents on the dollar in order to raise money to pay my debts and come to this county.

I was 36 years old when I came here to seek a new home and commence life anew. I first settled in the little pioneer town of Virgil, in Lee Township, and worked at my trades, of carpenter and painter, for two years. I built the Sixteen School house in Lee Township and I guess this was the first work I did after I came to this county.

Just after its completion the highway commissioners of Lee Township held a meeting in it to reconsider the laying out of a public highway in the north part of the township. It appeared that they had paid a man named Martin $50 damages for the privilege of running accross one corner of his land and later had rescinded their action; laid the road elsewhere, and wanted Martin to refund the money, which he refused to do. Squire Frank Louk was chairman of this meeting and Al Tainter was Clerk. When Squire Louk asked what was going to be done about the matter, Al Tainter arose and said, "We, the taxpayers of the township, will have to lose this money, but it ought to teach us not to elect damned fools to office in the future."

Tainter's idea, relative to putting fools into office is good doctrine, even now. In Virgil, I occupied a house which was owned by John J. Fast, a half-brother of the Rev. John B. Fast, the noted Baptist pioneer minister. Uncle Billy Hendrix lived just a quarter of a mile west of Virgil. Oliver Chatterton lived east and Christian Kreider lived south. We lived in Virgil two years, when we moved to a farm in Mound Township in McDonough County, where we lived for three years. I worked at my trade and my boys ran the farm.

After we left this place we lived (in other Illinois communities) on a farm, east of Bardolph for 3 1/2 years and then we moved into the Hahn settlement, near Checkrow, and lived there for about one year. We bought this place, but sold it and moved on the old home place in Harris township, about 1 1/2 miles north of Seville where I lived for 23 years. John Beard now owns what I call the 'old homestead.'

My first wife died July 31, 1865, and her remains rest in the Marietta Cemetery. By her I had 17 children, eight boys and nine girls, nine of whom we reared to manhood and womanhood. The names of those who still survive are Mrs. Mary Maxwell, on a farm in Pleasant Township; Henry Clay Little, a resident of Smithfield; Mrs. Margaret Bloice, in Chicago; Mrs. Alcinda Jackson, of Smithfield; Thomas M. Little who lives on a farm north of Smithfield; and Benjamin Little, a resident of Schuyler County.

After my first wife died I went back to Ohio and on March 24, 1868, was married a second time to Miss Catharine Horn a sister to my first wife. One child, Albion, was born to us. He died in Smithfield, after attaining manhood. (Note: Committed suicide)

My second wife died in February of 1888. On June 22, 1889 I was married to Mrs. Martha Clark, who did not live long after our marriage.

My fourth marriage to Mrs. Nancy Lance was on April 30, 1993. After my last marriage, I sold my farm of 220 acres, north of Seville, and moved here. This place is known as the Old John Lance farm and belongs to my present wife. It used to be situated in Harris Township, but the township line was changed on account of the Spoon River, and it is now in Cass Township. My life as you can readily see has not been devoid of misfortune, although my worldly good has been quite satisfactory. I am past 87 years of age and with one exception have outlived all my brothers and sisters and most of my children. My hearing is getting somewhat defective but aside from that I am almost as good as I was 40 years ago.

I rode from Avon to Prairie City on the first train of cars that ever ran over the old Northern Cross railroad. When the T. P. & W. (Toledo, Peoria & Western) was constructed Amos S. Fuller, the miller, and I graded the crossing at Seville, Illinois. We have made rapid strides in improving and developing the country--rapid strides in civilization -- since I came to this county. Transformations, changes, are made every succeeding year, and we are a great and progressive people.

At first the principal crops here were wheat and rye, but now the fields are mostly covered in corn (and soy beans). We should try to be happy here and try to make others happy. We should try to make our wives and children happy, try to make every day a joy."

CensusJul 30, 1850Habiver, Licking County, Ohio, real estate value 300.00
Census-OccJul 30, 1850a farmer

Children of Tobias Polhemus Little and Elizabeth Horn

Tobias married Elizabeth Horn, daughter of Sebastian Horn and Anna Rosina Wissner, on Nov 19, 1840; 17 children.

Child of Tobias Polhemus Little and Catherine Horn

Tobias married Catherine Horn on Mar 24, 1868; one child.

Mrs. Martha Clark

F, #294451
     Martha married Tobias Polhemus Little, son of Benjamin Jackson Little and Sarah Wisner, on Jun 20, 1889.

Elizabeth Horn

F, #294452, b. circa 1820, d. Jul 31, 1865
Elizabeth Horn|b. circa 1820\nd. Jul 31, 1865|p2945.htm#i294452|Sebastian Horn||p3670.htm#i366994|Anna Rosina Wissner||p3670.htm#i366995|||||||||||||
      Elizabeth Horn was born circa 1820 at Virgina. She was the daughter of Sebastian Horn and Anna Rosina Wissner. Elizabeth married John Lance. Elizabeth married Tobias Polhemus Little, son of Benjamin Jackson Little and Sarah Wisner, on Nov 19, 1840; 17 children. Elizabeth Horn died on Jul 31, 1865 at Illinois.
CensusJul 30, 1850Habiver, Licking County, Ohio, real estate value 300.00

Children of Elizabeth Horn and Tobias Polhemus Little

Catherine Horn

F, #294453, d. Feb, 1888
     Catherine married (Unknown) Setser. Catherine married Tobias Polhemus Little, son of Benjamin Jackson Little and Sarah Wisner, on Mar 24, 1868; one child. Catherine Horn died in Feb, 1888.

Child of Catherine Horn and Tobias Polhemus Little

Nancy Lance

F, #294454, b. Feb 18, 1834, d. Jun 4, 1920
Nancy Lance|b. Feb 18, 1834\nd. Jun 4, 1920|p2945.htm#i294454|David Henry Coons||p2945.htm#i294455|Miriam Sarah Cox||p2945.htm#i294456|||||||||||||
      Nancy Lance was born on Feb 18, 1834 at Adams Twp., Warren County, Indiana. She was the daughter of David Henry Coons and Miriam Sarah Cox. Nancy married George William Davis on Feb 16, 1850 at Wapello County, Iowa. Nancy married John Lance on Oct 18, 1856 at Fulton County, Illinois. Nancy married Tobias Polhemus Little, son of Benjamin Jackson Little and Sarah Wisner, on Apr 30, 1893 at Smithfield, Fulton County, Illinois. Nancy Lance died on Jun 4, 1920 at Smithfield, Fulton County, Illinois, at age 86.
     She was also known as Nancy Coons.

David Henry Coons

M, #294455
     David married Miriam Sarah Cox.

Child of David Henry Coons and Miriam Sarah Cox

Miriam Sarah Cox

F, #294456
     Miriam married David Henry Coons.

Child of Miriam Sarah Cox and David Henry Coons

John Wisner Little

M, #294457, b. Sep 16, 1824, d. Jul 1, 1910
John Wisner Little|b. Sep 16, 1824\nd. Jul 1, 1910|p2945.htm#i294457|Benjamin Jackson Little|b. Jun 25, 1791\nd. Jul 5, 1876|p2945.htm#i294446|Sarah Wisner|b. Sep 24, 1792\nd. Feb 23, 1875|p2945.htm#i294447|John Little|b. Dec 22, 1769\nd. Jul 10, 1846|p2948.htm#i294701|Ann G. Jackson||p2949.htm#i294876|Benoni Wisner||p2945.htm#i294448|Agnes Hooper||p2945.htm#i294449|

Relationship=5th cousin 3 times removed of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=6th great-grandson of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven.
John Wisner Little
      John Wisner Little was born on Sep 16, 1824 at Pennsylvania; calculated. He was the son of Benjamin Jackson Little and Sarah Wisner. John married Charlotte Coon, daughter of Abner Coon and Lydia Pope, on Jan 17, 1850 at Licking County, Ohio. John Wisner Little died on Jul 1, 1910 at Champaign County, Illinois, at age 85.
     He removed to at Licking County, Ohio, in 1825. He and Charlotte Coon removed to at Vermilion County, Illinois, in 1853.



John Wisner Little was born in 1824 in Pennsylvania, but spent his formative years in the wilds of Ohio in a house with dirt floors and no windows. He hunted, trapped, fished, farmed and learned useful skills like carpentry as did his older brothers Samuel and Tobias. The boys received a common school education.

Their sister Anna stayed at home and learned the skills of sewing, cooking, and probably herbology and healing from her mother. She married John Enyort and had three children. According to Hazel Little Strom in her book, their daughter Maria was crippled *pratically all her life*. Maria married Gilford Miner and lived in the house where she was born. After John died in 1853, Anna wed Jacob Wiley of Licking County. She died about ten years later. Anna, John and their children, and Jacob are buried in Ohio. This family is mentioned in the "History of Licking County" (page 716). Information about her brother Samuel, born in 1818, is nearly non-existent. The heirs of Anna and Samuel are named at the 1877 Settlement of Benjamin Little's Estate.

John Wisner Little and Charlotte Coon Little were married on January 17, 1850 in Licking County. The following year in May of 1851 Lydia Coon died and was buried in the Hanover Cemetery at Licking County. John and Charlotte moved to Vermillion County, Illinois in 1853 with, in all probability, sons Thomas Aaron born 1851 and George Franklin born 1853, as daughter Emmiline born in October of 1850 died early that January. They lived in Vermillion County for several years before moving to Rantoul where they bought a farm and raised their children. Ten issue is recorded in the family bible but only six children lived to maturity.

He united with the Free Methodist Church and for a few years resided with a Mr. and Mrs. Clark Wilson so that he might be near the church of his choice. As long as he was able to attend, he was one of its most faithful members. He was an ardent supporter of the Republican ticket and in his earlier days was quite prominent in politics. He was man of generous impulses and never forgot the hospitable ways of the pioneers. He bore adversity bravely and enjoyed prosperity quietly. He divided his estate among his children and they cared for him nobly. He suffered a paralytic stroke and died July 1, 1910, age 85 years, 9 months and 15 days. Pall bearers were six grandsons, Frank and Richard Filkin, Louis C., Arthur, Ross and Alton Little.

CensusJul 30, 1850with his parents, Hanover Twp., Licking County, Ohio
CensusJul 11, 1870Condit Twp., Champaign County, Illinois, real estate value 1,200.00, personal property 600.00
CensusJun 9, 1880Rantoul Twp., Champaign County, Illinois
CensusJun 9, 1900with his daughter Maria, Rantoul, Champaign County, Illinois, a widower
Census-OccJul 30, 1850a farmer
Census-OccJul 11, 1870a farmer
Census-OccJun 9, 1880a farmer
Census-OccJun 9, 1900a capitalist

Children of John Wisner Little and Charlotte Coon

John married Charlotte Coon, daughter of Abner Coon and Lydia Pope, on Jan 17, 1850 at Licking County, Ohio.

Charlotte Coon

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Charlotte Coon
      Charlotte Coon was born in 1831 at Geneva, Ontario County, New York. She was born on Jun 4, 1831 at Licking, Licking County, Ohio. She was the daughter of Abner Coon and Lydia Pope. Charlotte married John Wisner Little, son of Benjamin Jackson Little and Sarah Wisner, on Jan 17, 1850 at Licking County, Ohio. Charlotte Coon died on Sep 1, 1895 at Rantoul, Champaign County, Illinois, at age 64.
     She and John Wisner Little removed to at Vermilion County, Illinois, in 1853.

Prior to her death, Charlotte Coon Little had not walked for more than seventeen years. John was her loving and devoted caretaker. He moved into town (Rantoul) after Charlotte died and lived with his daughter Maria Jane and her husband Richard. John died approximately one year after the death of his brother Tobias. See John's group chart for more information There is a wealth of information about this family in Hazel Little Strom's 1983 book entitled Little. For example, here is one passage describing John Wisner's life and character after the death of his wife Charlotte.

CensusJul 30, 1850with his parents, Hanover Twp., Licking County, Ohio
CensusJul 11, 1870Condit Twp., Champaign County, Illinois, real estate value 1,200.00, personal property 600.00
CensusJun 9, 1880Rantoul Twp., Champaign County, Illinois

Children of Charlotte Coon and John Wisner Little

Charlotte married John Wisner Little, son of Benjamin Jackson Little and Sarah Wisner, on Jan 17, 1850 at Licking County, Ohio.
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