Husband: Charles Stevens (1 2 3 4 5 6)
Born: 16 Jul 1829 in Lake Mills, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada (7 8)
Married: 01 Nov 1864 in Lake Road, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada (70)
Died: 26 Aug 1917 in Brodhead, Green Co., WI (9 10)
Father: William Stevens
Mother: Hannah Higgins
Spouses:
Wife: Catherine Patriquin (12 13 14 15 16 17)
Born: Mar 1835/1837 in Mattatall Lake, Colchester Co, Nova Scotia, Canada (18)
Died: after 23 Jan 1920 in of Green Co., WI (19)
Father: John Carpenter Patriquin
Mother: Ann Mattatall
Spouses: John William Tattrie
Children
01 (M): Addison Archibald Stevens (20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28)
Born: 08 Sep 1865 in Wentworth, Colchester Co, Nova Scotia, Canada (29)
Died: 11 Nov 1952 in Boise, Ada, Idaho (30)
Spouses: Zema Ann Graham
02 (M): Calvin L. Stevens (31 32 33 34 35 36 37)
Born: 04 Mar 1867 in Wentworth, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada (38)
Died: 22 Sep 1951 in Lewis and Clark County, Montana (39 40)
Spouses: Margaret Spellman
03 (F): Jane Stevens
Born: 11 Aug 1868 in Wentworth, Colchester Co, Nova Scotia, Canada (41)
Died:
Spouses:
04 (F): Ina Stevens (42 43 44 45 46)
Born: 28 Oct 1869 in Tatamagouche, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada (47)
Died: 16 Nov 1954 (48)
Spouses: Leonard Nicholas Dedrick
05 (M): Edmund Stevens (49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57)
Born: 09 Apr 1871 in Lake Mills, Nova Scotia, Canada (58)
Died: 10 Apr 1926 in Footville, WI (59)
Spouses: Flora Lulu Balis
06 (F): Anna Stevens (60 61 62 63 64)
Born: 16 Jun 1872 in Colchester Co., Nova Scotia, Canada (65)
Died: Mar 1968 in Eldora, Hardin, Iowa (66)
Spouses: Eli Hutzel
07 (F): Ella Maud Stevens (67 68)
Born: Jul 1880 in Orfordville, Rock Co., WI
Died: about 1902 in Iowa (69)
Spouses: Robert H. Balis
Additional Information

Charles Stevens:

Cause of Death: senile debility

Buried: 28 Aug 1917, Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead, WI 11

Notes:

The Charles and Catherine Stevens Story
July 16, 2009

Dear Children

Tonight I want to tell you about your Grandpa's great grandparents on your Stevens side. It starts in Canada and ends up right here in Wisconsin in the county next door to us.

Charles was born July 16, 1829 in Lake Mills, Nova Scotia. According to Gene Jane, a famous researcher in Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Lake Mills probably refers to several small lakes near mills in the northern part of the county. Charles parents, William and Hannah Higgins Stevens, were married about 1806 so his parents had been married over 20 years when Charles was born. He probably had numerous older brothers and sisters, but we only know about two of them, Mary and Robert.

Charles was a farmer and lived near Folly Lake, where his parents had lived, in a part of Colchester County called Upper Londonderry. We know this from the 1871 Canadian Census. His ancestors were among the earliest settlers of this part of Nova Scotia. There is still a road and a mountain in the area that are named after them, Stevens Road along the east side of Folly Lake, and Stevens Mountain to the NW.

Catherine was the 11th of 14 children of John Carpenter and Ann Mattatall Patriquin. She grew up and married a man named John Tattrie. They had a baby, Alice, in February of 1860. John died, so in November of 1864 Catherine married Charles Stevens. They had 6 children in Nova Scotia; Addison, Calvin, Jane, Ina, Edmund and Anna. We believe Jane died in Nova Scotia. The uncertainty is because the 1871 census lists children Addison, Calvin, and Jennie. There is a birth record for a baby Jane born in 1868 and we know Ina lived and was born in 1869. So the Jennie on the census must refer to Ina. Census says Catherine is the mother of 8 children, 7 of whom are still living. Catherine's ancestors include many French Canadians tracing back to Montbeliard and Doubs, France.

In the late 1870's Charles and Catherine moved with their family to Green County near Brodhead. The 1880 census shows them living in Orfordville, a small town near Brodhead. Catherine's brother, John Patriquin, was already living in Orfordville. And a cousin, John Mattatall, was living in nearby Spring Valley. After they came to the USA they had another child, Ella Maud. Charles worked as a farmer all his life. When he got too old to farm he and Catherine lived with Catherine's daughter Alice in Brodhead. We don't have too many other details about Charles life except that he was unable to read or write. In those days many people were illiterate. Catherine, however, was able to read and write. And they saw to it that their children all could. They also both became US citizens.

In the early 1970's your Grandpa's Aunt Kathryn wrote about her grandparents' funerals. Here is what she wrote:

“My grandparents, (Charles and Catherine Stevens) when I was a small girl, lived south of Brodhead east of the bridge across the road from the present school building. Later they came to Brodhead and lived with Aunt Alice Oliver until Grandpa died. Aunt Alice was their oldest child - not a Stevens. (Catherine's firstborn, Alice Tattrie). Harry and Alice Long (Alice Tattrie's daughter) still live in the house. The house is just west of the high school - then High School. After Aunt Alice died Grandma went to live with Aunt Ina Dedrick in the south part of town. She died there. Both grandparents died while I was teaching in Lodi. I came home for Grandpa's funeral but not Grandma's. The snow was deep and I did not drive a car so I had to come on the train to Janesville then out to Footville by car or through Hanover to one station then across to the other - about a mile walk.”

Here is the little bit we know about Charles and Catherine's children:

1) Alice Tattrie, Catherine's child with John Tattrie, was born in 1860. She was 11 years old and living with her mom's parents, John and Ann Patriquin, at the time of the 1871 Nova Scotia census. They were both in their 70's and Alice was helping them out. Alice had three husbands. First she married George West in Nova Scotia and had a son Edmond Elsworth West. She came to Wisconsin soon after her mother did in 1880. She married William Leng in 1892 and they had two sons, Harry and William. Third, she married a Mr. Oliver. Alice took care of Charles and Catherine when they were old.

2) Charles and Catherine's eldest child was Addison Archibald Stevens. Addison was born in Nova Scotia in 1865 and came with his family to Wisconsin as a young teen. We know he always knew how to work because the 1880 census shows him living next door to his family as a hired boy. His nickname was “Archy.” When he and his brother Calvin grew up they took off to work in the gold and silver mines out west. By 1920 he was working in a coal mine in the state of Washington and on the 1930 census he was farming with his son, Wayne, in Ada Co., Idaho. In 1895 he married Zema Ann Graham and he and Zema had 10 children. We know he kept in touch with his Wisconsin family because a news article about his brother Edmund's funeral in 1926 says Addison was a guest. In 1926 it was not easy or usual to go half way across the country when somebody died. Recently I have been in touch with the family of one of his daughter Roxie's descendants.

3) Charles and Catherine's second child was Calvin L. Stevens. Calvin was born in Nova Scotia in 1867 and came with his family to Wisconsin as a young teen. Calvin, also, grew up knowing hard work. The 1880 census shows him living and working on the farm of his mother's cousin, John Patriquen. In those days, kids did not have the opportunity to be carefree teenagers. Many young people, including the three oldest already mentioned in this family, were sent out to work and earn money as soon as they were able. They were expected at the very least to support themselves and, hopefully, help out the family back home as well. When he and his brother Addison grew up they took of f to work in the gold and silver mines out west. The 1900 census shows Calvin living in Montana and lists his occupation as mine owner. By 1910 he is a miner but no longer the owner. The 1920 census shows him employed as a gold miner in Montana. He and his family lived in Helena, Montana. I could not find him nor any of his family in the 1930 census. Calvin married Margaret Spellman, a young woman from Galway, Ireland. He and Margaret had six sons and one daughter.

Calvin's oldest son, Charley, was a very interesting character. There are dozens of stories about the exploits of Charles in the "Helena Independent" newspaper of Helena, Montana between 1928 and 1940. Here are summaries of some of his escapades:

About 1920 Charles robbed a bank, was tried and found guilty, was sentenced to 10 to 40 years but paroled after four. At the time of the robbery Charles was employed as a bank messenger. After he had collected $40,000 for the bank from the post office he was found tied up in the back of a cigar store. It was later determined he had hidden the money in an empty building and tied himself up so it could appear he had been robbed.

In 1931 Charley and family members purchased a place called the Parchen Mansion and bought a lot of insurance on it. Soon after it burned to the ground and the site showed evidence of arson. Charles, afraid of arrest, faked his own suicide and departed leaving seven tenderly written suicide letters behind. Several months later he wrote a letter to the sheriff with a postmark of Wellsburg, Iowa. But this too, was thought to be a fake as several years earlier he had claimed he was going to England to collect his share of a large estate. Friends received letters from cities along the route telling of the sights. They were very impressed until Charles was discovered at a farm not far away. He had sent the letters enclosed in envelopes addressed to the postmasters of the various towns, with instructions to remail them.

In 1940 he was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. He had entered the office of an acquaintance and tried to sell him 2 tombstones. When the man said he wasn't interested Charles said he'd lend the man the money to buy them. When that didn't work, Charles said he'd give the man the tombstones. When they were still refused Charles pulled a gun and forced the man to a back room. An accomplice brought in a large number of boxes and packages. When Charles tried to force the victim to the basement, the victim made a dash for freedom, jumping through a glass door. The packages were found to include a vial labeled, “cyanide of potassium,” another containing porcupine quills, which was labeled “poisonous darts, do not touch”. The packages also contained electric wiring, dynamite with caps with fuses attached, bottles of a liquid believed to be nitroglycerin, dyes similar to those used by notaries in legalizing papers, and a sawed-off shotgun. Also found were carelessly scribbled bizarre notes. One suggested someone scare “him” with snakes; another, scare “him” by saying “he” would be dropped down a deep shaft; another, another said, “put a bomb at the door and lock him in, where he can see the bomb all the time, and have the bomb wired to go off at any minute”; another,”put him in a sack and tie the top of the sack and throw him in the river.” The person meant by “him” was not known.

I've not yet been able to find out what became of Charley. Besides Charley, Calvin had William who died at 35, possibly from an accident; Edward, who was sometimes called Edmund like his father's brother; Lester O; Alice M.; Calvin H., who was in WWII in the Navy; and Robert.

4) Charles and Catherine's third child was Jane. She probably died as a baby.

5) Charles and Catherine's fourth child was Ina. Ina married Leonard Dedrick in 1898 and they lived around Brodhead all their lives. Your Grandpa, Paul Stevens, remembers visiting Aunt Ina and Uncle Lennie in Brodhead. They never had children. When we first moved to Reetz Road a very friendly Dedrick family from Brodhead, probably a nephew of Uncle Lennie's, lived several houses down the street. Unfortunately we never made the connection until after they had moved away. At the end of her life Catherine Patriquin Stevens lived with Ina.

6) Charles and Catherine's fifth child was Edmund. Edmund is our ancestor so he has his own story.

7) Charles and Catherine's sixth child was Anna, born in 1873. Anna was the last child of the family to be born in Nova Scotia. Anna married Eli Hutzel in 1892. They had four children in Wisconsin; Lulu, Glen, Robert, and Harriett. Then they moved to Iowa.

8) Charles and Catherine's seventh and last child was Ella Maud, born about 1880 in Wisconsin. Ella married Robert Balis in 1900. Robert was a brother of Flora Balis who married Edmund Stevens, our ancestor. Two Stevens siblings married two Balis siblings. Ella Maud became very ill and died quite suddenly in 1902.

So this is the story of your great-great-great grandfather and mother Charles and Catherine Stevens. Charles was always a farmer, Catherine a farmer's wife. They started their family in Nova Scotia, and pioneered to Wisconsin in their middle years, having their last child here. Charles could never read nor write. But his wife and all his children could. Together they left many interesting descendants, including . . . Us!

Here is how you're related to Charles and Catherine Stevens: Charles and Catherine had Edmund Stevens, Edmund had Harold Stevens, Harold had Paul Stevens, Paul had Dawne Stevens, and Dawne had you, my wonderful grandchildren!

So Hooray for Charles and Catherine Stevens!

Love,
Granny

(03) Jane Stevens:

Notes:

I believe Jane died in Nova Scotia before the family immigrated. On the 1900 census her mother reports that she has given birth to 8 children but only 7 are still living. This is the only one unaccounted for.

Marriage Notes

Per Gene Jane 11Apr 2009 - "Lake Road is referring to the road the runs between Tatamagouche and Mattatall Lake - look at the old Colchester Map on my site and locate MILLBURN in the top part of the map - Lake Road runs through it. This is the area that Charles wife Catherine was from ..."

Footnotes
  1. Census, Federal - 1880 - Rock Co., WI, Village of Orfordville (ED # 198), p. 11.
    (5 Jun 1880)

    Dwelling # 82 Household # 82

    Minard, Amos age 69 Farmer VT VT VT
    Abigail 60 wife NH NH NH
    Stevens, Chas 48 Farm Laborer cannot read or write Nova Scotia NS NS
    Catherine 44 wife NS NS NS
    Ina 11 dau attends school NS NS NS
    Edmond 9 son attends school NS NS NS
    Annie 7 dau attends school NS NS NS



    Charles and Catherine's son Addison, 14, is living on the nextdoor farm of B F Gifford as a "hired boy"

  2. Census, Federal - 1900 - Green Co., WI, Spring Grove Twsp, ED # 129, sheet # 10.
    (20 Jun 1900)

    Line 12 Dwelling # 201 Family # 209

    Stevens, Charles b. JUL 1831 age 68 m 37 yrs Can/Eng Can/Eng Can/Eng imm: 1878 inUS 22yrs Na Farmer Own
    Catherine Mar 1837 63 all same as above 8 ch b./ 7 living
    Maud E. Jul 1880 19 S WI Can/Eng can/Eng

  3. Census, Federal - 1910 - Green Co., WI, Spring Grove Twsp , 6B.
    (4/5 May 1910)

    Line 2 Dwelling # 146 Family # 146

    Stevens, Charles head age 78 m1 for 58 yrs Can/Eng Can/Eng Can/Eng imm: 1880 na occ: farmer cannot read or write
    Catherine wife 72 m2 58 Can/Fr Can/Fr Can/Fr 6/89 8 ch b/6 living can read & write

  4. Census, Federal - 1920 - Green Co., WI, Brodhead, ED # 130, p. 29.
    (23 Jan 1920)

    Line 36 Smith St. Dwelling # 214 Family # 214

    Lange, Alice head owns free age 60 wd NS/Eng NS/Eng NS/Eng occ: none
    Stevens, Katherine mother 84 wd NS/Eng NS/Eng NS/Eng none

    [This "Katherine" is Charles' widow]

  5. Census, Nova Scotia - 1871 - Colchester County, Upper Londonderry 25 (GenWeb Nova Scotia - http//nsgna.ednet.ns.ca/), Per Colchester Historical Society website.

    Upper Londonderry Family # 25

    Stevens, Mary age 58
    Charles 39 - Farmer
    Addison 5
    Catherine 34
    Jennie 2
    Calvin 4

  6. Kathryn Blanchard to Dianne Stevens - Letter II - about 1973.
  7. Charles Stevens death certificate.
  8. Jane (Currie) Wile of GeneJane's Homepage, email 11 Apr 2009.

    Lake Road is referring to the road the runs between Tatamagouche and Mattatall Lake - look at the old Colchester Map on my site and locate MILLBURN in the top part of the map - Lake Road runs through it. This is the area that Charles wife Catherine was from so it is possible she was staying with her parents when Edmund was born.
    Lake Mills is most likely the western end of Lake Road - there were a number of mills operating on Lake Stream that runs just north of Millburn - this can also been seen on the map. There are a number of "J. Patriquins" living there and one of these would be Catherines father John Patriquin... there are also a couple of "J.Tattrie" and one of these could be Catherine's first husband John Tattrie. These maps were printed in the early 1870's, but the data would have been gathered in the years before this.
    I searched the map but could not locate a house for Charles Stevens, however in the 1871 census his name appears as a near neighbor of folks living at Folly River... this is an area just north of Folly (Fawleigh) Village.

  9. Charles Stevens death certificate.
  10. Charles Stevens Obituary (Brodhead Independent-Register, August 29, 1917).
  11. Charles Stevens death certificate.
  12. Karen Farmer<farmer7455@hotmail.com>, Langille Family Database.
  13. Census, Federal - 1880 - Rock Co., WI, Village of Orfordville (ED # 198), p.11.
    (5 Jun 1880)

    Dwelling # 82 Household # 82

    Minard, Amos age 69 Farmer VT VT VT
    Abigail 60 wife NH NH NH
    Stevens, Chas 48 Farm Laborer cannot read or write Nova Scotia NS NS
    Catherine 44 wife NS NS NS
    Ina 11 dau attends school NS NS NS
    Edmond 9 son attends school NS NS NS
    Annie 7 dau attends school NS NS NS



    Charles and Catherine's son Addison, 14, is living on the nextdoor farm of B F Gifford as a "hired boy"

  14. Census, Federal - 1900 - Green Co., WI, Spring Grove Twsp, ED # 129, sheet 10, line 13.
    (20 Jun 1900)

    Line 12 Dwelling # 201 Family # 209

    Stevens, Charles b. JUL 1831 age 68 m 37 yrs Can/Eng Can/Eng Can/Eng imm: 1878 inUS 22yrs Na Farmer Own
    Catherine Mar 1837 63 all same as above 8 ch b./ 7 living
    Maud E. Jul 1880 19 S WI Can/Eng can/Eng

  15. Census, Federal - 1910 - Green Co., WI, Spring Grove Twsp , sheet 6B.
    (4 May 1910)

    Line 2 Dwelling # 146 Family # 146

    Stevens, Charles head age 78 m1 for 58 yrs Can/Eng Can/Eng Can/Eng imm: 1880 na occ: farmer cannot read or write
    Catherine wife 72 m2 58 Can/Fr Can/Fr Can/Fr 6/89 8 ch b/6 living can read & write

  16. Census, Federal - 1920 - Green Co., WI, Brodhead, ED # 130, Ancestry p. 29.
    (23 Jan 1920)

    Line 36 Smith St. Dwelling # 214 Family # 214

    Lange, Alice head owns free age 60 wd NS/Eng NS/Eng NS/Eng occ: none
    Stevens, Katherine mother 84 wd NS/Eng NS/Eng NS/Eng none

  17. Census, Nova Scotia - 1871 - Colchester County, Upper Londonderry 25 (GenWeb Nova Scotia - http//nsgna.ednet.ns.ca/).

    Family # 25 - Upper Londonderry

    Addison Stevens age 5
    Calvin Stevens 4
    Catherine Stevens 34
    Charles Stevens 39 Farmer
    Jennie Stevens 2
    Mary Stevens 58

  18. Census, Federal - 1900 - Green Co., WI, Spring Grove Twsp, ED # 129.

    [The date of Catherine's birth is listed on this census as March 1837.]

  19. Census, Federal - 1920 - Green Co., WI, Brodhead, ED # 130.
    (23 Jan 1920)
  20. Karen Farmer<farmer7455@hotmail.com>, Langille Family Database.
  21. Census, Federal - 1880 - Rock Co., WI, Village of Orfordville (ED # 198), p. 11, line37.
    (5 Jun 1880)

    Dwelling # 82 Household # 82

    Minard, Amos age 69 Farmer VT VT VT
    Abigail 60 wife NH NH NH
    Stevens, Chas 48 Farm Laborer cannot read or write Nova Scotia NS NS
    Catherine 44 wife NS NS NS
    Ina 11 dau attends school NS NS NS
    Edmond 9 son attends school NS NS NS
    Annie 7 dau attends school NS NS NS



    Charles and Catherine's son Addison, 14, is living on the nextdoor farm of B F Gifford as a "hired boy"

  22. Census, Federal - 1920 - Whatcom Co., WA - ED# 231, p. 3B, 3B & 4A.
    (6 Jan 1920)

    Line 1 318 laurel St. dwelling # 53 Family # 90

    Stevens, Addison Head Rents age 52 m imm: 1870 Nat: 1910 NS WI WI occ: coal Miner wage
    Zenia wife 42 m OR OH VA none
    Roxie dau 17 s OR NS OR school
    Mildred dau 15 s ID NS OR school
    Wayne son 13 s ID NS OR school
    Roy son 8 s ID NS OR school
    Lloyd son 6 s ID NS OR
    Catherine dau 3 s ID NS OR
    Marion dau 1 s WA NS OR

  23. Stevens, Edmund - obituary (unknown newspaper).
  24. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch.com, 3NOS-BH.
  25. Census, Nova Scotia - 1871 - Colchester County, Upper Londonderry 25 (GenWeb Nova Scotia - http//nsgna.ednet.ns.ca/).

    Family # 25 - Upper Londonderry

    Addison Stevens age 5
    Calvin Stevens 4
    Catherine Stevens 34
    Charles Stevens 39 Farmer
    Jennie Stevens 2
    Mary Stevens 58

  26. Census, Federal - 1930 - Ada Co, ID, Kuna twsp, ED: 39, Ancestry image 7 of 26.
    (7 Apr 1930)

    Line 8 dwelling # 45 Family # 48

    Stevens, Addison head rents for 1/2 crop age 63 m age 28 WI Can-Eng Can-Eng general farming
    Wayne A. son 23 s ID WI OR general farming

  27. Census, Federal 1940, Ten Mile, Ada, Idaho.

    Name: Addison A Stevens
    Respondent: Yes
    Age: 74
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1866
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Canada
    Marital status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Home in 1940: Ten Mile, Ada, Idaho
    Map of Home in 1940: View Map
    Farm: Yes
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Ten Mile, Ada, Idaho
    Residence in 1935: Same House
    Citizenship: Naturalized
    Sheet Number: 1B
    Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 7
    Occupation: Farmer
    House Owned or Rented: Owned
    Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 40
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
    Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 30
    Class of Worker: Working on own account
    Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
    Income: 0
    Income Other Sources: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Addison A Stevens 74

  28. Ancestry.com, Idaho Naturalization Records #180.
    (15 Sep 1915)

    Name: Addison Archibald Stevens
    Birth Date: 8 Sep 1867
    Birth Place: Wentworth, Nova Scotia
    Court State: Idaho
    Court District: Boise
    Naturalization Date: 10 Jun 1909
    Naturalization Record Type: Declaration of Intention
    Petition Number: 51
    Residence Place: Meridian, Idaho
    Photograph: No

    [Gives names and ages of living children, present address. Says he was born 8 Sep 1867. Lists Calvins birth as 4 Mar 1867 (?)]

  29. Colchester County, Nova Scotia Genweb site - Births.
  30. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch.com, 3NOS-BH.
  31. Stevens, Edmund - obituary (unknown newspaper).
  32. Karen Farmer<farmer7455@hotmail.com>, Langille Family Database.
  33. Census, Federal - 1920 - Lewis & Clark Co., MT, city of Helena - ED# 4, 1A.
    (6 Jan 1920)

    Line 28 632 Sparta St Dwelling # 9 Household # 9

    Stevens, Calvin head home O free age 54 m imm: 1872 nat: 1877 Can/Eng IRE/Eng Can/Eng occ:gold miner Stevens Margaret wife 39 m 1887 1891 IRE/Eng IRE/Eng IRE/Eng none
    William son 18 s MT Can IRE farm laborer
    Edward son 16 s MT Can IRE factory apprentice
    Lester son 14 s MT Can IRE in school
    Alice dau 11 s MT Can IRE in School
    Calvin son 6 s MT Can IRE

  34. Census, Nova Scotia - 1871 - Colchester County, Upper Londonderry 25 (GenWeb Nova Scotia - http//nsgna.ednet.ns.ca/).

    Family # 25 - Upper Londonderry

    Addison Stevens age 5
    Calvin Stevens 4
    Catherine Stevens 34
    Charles Stevens 39 Farmer
    Jennie Stevens 2
    Mary Stevens 58

  35. Census, Federal - 1880 - Rock Co, WI, Spring Valley, Ancestry p. 10 of 21.
    (11 Jun 1880)

    Line 8 dwelling # 130 Family # 131

    Patriquen, John age 61 Farmer NS NS NS
    Mary 71 wife NS Ire Ire
    Stevens, Calvin 13 help NS NS NS

    [This census show Calvin living and working on the farm of his mother's cousin.]

  36. census, Federal - 1900 - Lewis & Clark Co., Montana, Helena, Ward 1, sheet 3B (Ancestry p. 6 of 19).
    (4 Jun 1900)

    Line 99 R 1 Congress Dwelling # 80 Household # 85

    Stevens, Cal head b. Jul 1873 age 26 m. 1 yr Can/Eng Can/Eng Can/Eng imm: 1889 not nat. occ: Mine owner
    Margaret wife dec 1881 18 1 ch b/ 1 liv IRE IRE IRE
    Baby son Mch 1900 MT Nova Sco IRE

  37. Census, Federal - 1910 - Lewis & Clark Co., Montana, Helena, ED # 154, 2B (Ancestry p. 6 of 18).
    (18 Apr 1910)

    Line 24

    Stevens, Calvin head age 37 m 11 Yrs Can nat occ: miner/mine wage own
    Margaret wife 26 11 IRE IRE IRE 1880 imm nat
    Charles son 10 MT Can IRE
    William son 8 MT Can IRE
    Edmund son 6 MT Can IRE
    Lester son 5 MT Can Ire
    Alice dau 1 MT Can IRE

  38. FamilySearch.com - International Genealogical Index of North America, Batch #8428291, sheet 11, source # 1395875.
  39. Ancestry.com, Montana Death Index 1860-2007; Record # LC 3443.
  40. Ibid., Historical Newspapers - The Independent Record (Helena, MT).
    (26 Sep 1951)

    Calvin Stevens Rites Conducted Today From Retz Chapel

    Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at the Retz Chapel for Calvin Stevens, 85, Helena resident for 65 years who died Sunday at a hospital where he had been a patient since 1948.
    The Very Rev. Charles A, Wilson, dean of St. Peter's Episcopal procathedral, officiated. Burial was in Forestvale cemetery. Pall bearers were Chester Miller, William Heiser, John Taufer, Morris Lynch, Joe Traynor and P. W. Woods.
    Survivors include his widow; five sons, Charles, Edward,Lester and Calvin Stevens, all of Helena, and Robert Stevens of Fairfield, Minn; a daughter, Alice Hay of Helena; 15 grandchildren and one great grandson.

  41. Colchester County, Nova Scotia Genweb site - Births.
  42. Stevens, Edmund - obituary (unknown newspaper).
  43. Karen Farmer<farmer7455@hotmail.com>, Langille Family Database.
  44. Census, Federal - 1880 - Rock Co., WI, Village of Orfordville (ED # 198), p. 11, line 42.
    (5 Jun 1880)
  45. Census, Federal - 1900 - Green Co., WI, Spring Grove Twsp, ED # 129, sheet 10, line 16.
    (20 Jun 1900)

    Line 15 Dwelling # 202 Family # 210

    Dedrick Leonard Head b Sep 1871 age 28 m 3 yrs WI NY WI Farmer Rents
    Ina wife Oct 1869 30 m 3 yrs Can/Eng Can/Eng Can/Eng Na 0 ch b./0 living

    [next door is Leonard's birth family Peter and Sarah Dedrick, with 4 of their children.]

  46. Census, Nova Scotia - 1871 - Colchester County, Upper Londonderry 25 (GenWeb Nova Scotia - http//nsgna.ednet.ns.ca/).

    Upper Londonderry Family # 25

    Stevens, Mary age 58
    Charles 39 - Farmer
    Addison 5
    Catherine 34
    Jennie 2
    Calvin 4

    [I don't know if this census shows "Jane" for whom we have a birth record, or Ina for whom we have a history.]

  47. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch.com, Batch #8428291, sheet 10, source # 1395875.
  48. FamilySearch.com - International Genealogical Index of North America, Batch #8428291, sheet 10, source # 1395875.
  49. Stevens, Edmund - obituary (unknown newspaper).

    "Obituary
    Edmund Stevens
    Unknown Newspaper
    Unknown Date
    (Edmund died 10 Apr 1926)

    Funeral Services for the late Edmund Stevens were held from the home in this village at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon.

    A large assemblage of relatives, neighbors and friends congregated to pay their last tribute of respect to one who in life was honored and respected by all who knew him.

    The deceased had been in poor health for the past two years although able to attend to his business affairs, until little more than two weeks ago, when he was stricken with pleurisy which finally developed into what proved to be his fatal illness.

    Edmund Stevens, fourth child of Charles and Catherine Stevens, was born April 9th, 1872 in Lake Mills, Nova Scotia, and came with his parents to Wisconsin when he was 8 years old.They located in Orfordville, where they made their home for a season, going thence to Brodhead, and with the exception of six years spent in the west, he always lived in the vicinity of Brodhead, Orfordville, and Footville. Six years ago he purchased what was known as the old Snyder homestead in this village and gave up farming and engaged in a lucrative business in town, where the family have since made their home, and where he passed away at 2:50 o'clock on the afternoon of Saturday April 10th, being one day over 54 years of age. June 9th, 1899 he was united in marriage with Miss Flora L. Balis. Three children were born to this union, Kathryn Harriet, Paul Derrick and Harold Balis all of whom were present when the end came. Beside the above mentioned there also survive three sisters: Mrs. Ina Dedrick, Mrs. Alice Oliver, Brodhead, and Mrs. Anna Hutzel, Iowa, and two brothers: Addison Stevens, Idaho, and Calvin Stevens, Montana, besides otheer relatives and many friends.

    Twenty-nine years ago he united with the Methodist Episcopal church in Brodhead and has always lived a consistent Christian life. When he came to reside in this locality his membership was transferred to the local Methodist church of which he was a regular attendant. He was present for church service for the last time the evening of March 28th, although at that time far from being well.

    Mr. Stevens was a charter member of Odd Fellows of Orfordville, the W. O. W. and the Equity Fraternal Union. He was much interested and very active in all civic affairs and for six years had been a member of the Commercial Club and the Fire Department. Edmund was a good man and will be missed in the church, in the home and in social and business circles, yet, surely, His is the better part and for his sake we should say, "Thy will be done."

    Rev. D. M. Maynard, pastor of the local M. E. church delivered the funeral sermon. Rev. and Mrs. Eldred Charles furnished the song service. Internment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Brodhead. The I. O. O. F. of Orfordville who attended in a body conducting services at the grave. The pall-bearers were all members of that organization.

    Among the out-of-town relatives who attended were Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Dedrick, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Derrick, Harry Lang, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Shaff, Mrs. Marvin Green all of Brodhead. Among out-of-town friends aside from those whose names were not learned were Miss Helen Beckwith and Mr. McCord, Milwaukee; Mrs. Maria Howe, Miss Ida Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Egan, Glen Howe, Orfordville; Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Stair, Mrs. Libby Holcomb, Mrs. Loudon Blackburn, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Green, J. McNair and Elmer Dedrick, Brodhead; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Burcalow, Monroe; Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Strang and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Snyder of Janesville.".

  50. Stevens Blanchard Kathryn-notes from interview, Stevens, H.
  51. Karen Farmer<farmer7455@hotmail.com>, Langille Family Database.
  52. Census, Federal - 1880 - Rock Co., WI, Village of Orfordville (ED # 198), Ancestry p. 3 of 4.
    (5 Jun 1880)

    Dwelling # 82 Household # 82

    Minard, Amos age 69 Farmer VT VT VT
    Abigail 60 wife NH NH NH
    Stevens, Chas 48 Farm Laborer cannot read or write Nova Scotia NS NS
    Catherine 44 wife NS NS NS
    Ina 11 dau attends school NS NS NS
    Edmond 9 son attends school NS NS NS
    Annie 7 dau attends school NS NS NS



    Charles and Catherine's son Addison, 14, is living on the nextdoor farm of B F Gifford as a "hired boy"

    [If Edmund was 9 when this census was taken his birth would be 1871 not 1872. 1871 would be more consistent with his sister Anna's birth in 1872 as show on the SSDI.]

  53. Census, Federal - 1900 - Green Co., WI, city of Brodhead, ED # 120, sheet # 5, line 43.
    (1 Jun 1900)

    Line 43 Clinton St. Dwelling # 128 Household # 133

    Stevens, Edmund head b. Apr 1872 m. 1 yr NS NS NS nat 1875 25yr ago occ: blacksmith r h
    Flora L. wife Jul 1876 1 WI WI WI

  54. Census, Federal - 1920 - Rock Co., WI, town of Footville - ED# 99, sheet #2, A p 3 of 8.

    Line 16 Dwelling # 28 Household # 28

    Stevens, Edmund head OM 48 m n yr? NS NS NS blacksmith
    Flora L. wife 44 m WI WI WI
    Catherine H dau 19 s WI WI WI
    Paul D son 17 s WI WI WI
    Harold B son 11 s WI WI WI
    Dobrow, Jessie boarder 27 s WI WI WI none
    Jones, Brad (?) boarder 19 s WI WI WI store clerk

  55. Jack Taif Spencer and Robert Abraham Goodpasture, Genealogy and History of the Derthicks and Related Derricks, Eight Centuries of the Derthicks and Related Derricks... (Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, 1986), p. 493.

    Stevens was a partner in Bartlett & Co., well-known carriage makers. The factory was located on West Third Avenue in Brodhead.

  56. Census, Federal - 1910 - Jasper Co, Iowa, Palo Alto, Dist 35 Ancestry p. 17 of 21.

    Line 5 Dwelling 195 Household 195

    Stevens, Edward Head age 38 m1 10yrs Can/Eng Can/Eng Can/Fr Occ: Farmer-general
    Flora L. wife 32 m1 10 3 ch born/ 3 living WI WI WI
    Kathryn dau 9 WI Can/Eng WI
    Paul D. son 8 WI Can/Eng WI
    Harold son 1 6/12 SD Can/Eng WI

  57. Census, Canadian - 1871 - Nova Scotia, Colchester, Upper Londonderry, per Colchester Historical Society website.

    Upper Londonderry Family # 25

    Stevens, Mary age 58
    Charles 39 - Farmer
    Addison 5
    Catherine 34
    Jennie 2
    Calvin 4

  58. Stevens, Edmund - obituary (unknown newspaper).

    [according to 1880 census and births of siblings I believe birth should be 1871.]

  59. Stevens Blanchard Kathryn-notes from interview.
  60. Stevens, Edmund - obituary (unknown newspaper).
  61. Karen Farmer<farmer7455@hotmail.com>, Langille Family Database.
  62. Census, Federal - 1880 - Rock Co., WI, Village of Orfordville (ED # 198), p. 11, line 44.
    (5 Jun 1880)

    Dwelling # 82 Household # 82

    Minard, Amos age 69 Farmer VT VT VT
    Abigail 60 wife NH NH NH
    Stevens, Chas 48 Farm Laborer cannot read or write Nova Scotia NS NS
    Catherine 44 wife NS NS NS
    Ina 11 dau attends school NS NS NS
    Edmond 9 son attends school NS NS NS
    Annie 7 dau attends school NS NS NS



    Charles and Catherine's son Addison, 14, is living on the nextdoor farm of B F Gifford as a "hired boy"

  63. Census, Federal - 1910 - Green Co., WI, Spring Grove Twsp , ED# 7 sheet 7A (Ancestry p. 12 of 16).
    (28 Apr 1910)

    Line 3 Dwelling # 90 Household # 90

    Hutzel, Eli head age 39 m for 18 yrs WI PA IN farmer-general rent
    Anna wife 37 m 18 4ch b/3living WI Can/Eng Can/Eng imm: 1883
    Lula dau 17 WI WI WI in school
    Glenn son 16 WI WI WI in school laborer/home farm
    Harret dau 5/12 WI WI WI
    Reed, Elmer hired man 20 WI WI WI farm hand

  64. Census, Federal - 1930 - Hardin Co., Iowa, Eldora, ED# 9, sheet 25 A & B, Ancestry p49 & 50 of 53.
    (23 Apr 1930)

    Line 49 Dwelling #680 (same as for family above) Family # 706

    Hutzel, Anna Head rents-$18 age 58 Wd Nova Scotia Eng Nova Scotia OCC: Chambermaid - hotel
    Glen son 36 D WI PA Nova Scotia Mechanic - garage
    Harrietta dau 21 S WI PA NS None

  65. Social Security Death Index.

    [This date being only 2 months after her brother Edmund, is probably off by at least a year.]

  66. Ibid.
  67. Karen Farmer<farmer7455@hotmail.com>, Langille Family Database.
  68. Census, Federal - 1900 - Green Co., WI, Spring Grove Twsp, ED # 129, sheet 10, line 14.
    (20 Jun 1900)

    Line 12 Dwelling # 201 Family # 209

    Stevens, Charles b. JUL 1831 age 68 m 37 yrs Can/Eng Can/Eng Can/Eng imm: 1878 inUS 22yrs Na Farmer Own
    Catherine Mar 1837 63 all same as above 8 ch b./ 7 living
    Maud E. Jul 1880 19 S WI Can/Eng can/Eng

  69. Hettie Balis Carden, Memories of my Life - Book One (unpublished), p. 71 - 72B.
  70. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch.com, Batch # 8428291, sheet 10, Source Call No.: 1395875.
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