Husband: Joseph Mitchell (1 2)
Born: in England (3)
Married: about 1908 (15)
Died:
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Wife: Matilda White (4 5 6 7 8)
Born: 16 Aug 1872 in Jo Daviess Co., Illinois (9)
Died: 16 Nov 1947 in Manteno Nursing Home, Manteno, Illinois (10)
Father: Samuel David White
Mother: Josephine Catherine Mougin
Spouses: Peter Reitz; Charles Marquis Leffler
Children
01 (F): Vertuel J. Bessie Violet Mitchell (11 12 13 14)
Born: 17 Jun 1909 in Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois
Died: 25 Oct 1989 in Fox Lake, Illinois
Spouses: Arthur Franklin Jarvie; Morris; Peter Gessner; Seeback
Additional Information

Joseph Mitchell:

Notes:


Mr. Mitchell is no present with his wife on the 1910 Census in Galena

Matilda White:

Notes:

1900 census shows Matilda living with her parents and working as a "day domestic". She has been divorced, her name is Matilda Reitz and her son, Edward Reitz is living with her. She reports having born 4 children, 3 of whom are still living.


On the 1910 Census Matilda says she has been married to present husband 2 years. She's had 6 children, only 3 are still living. Only one child is with her.

From P Marek Email 9 Apr 2007: Granny never talked about her family until her
end but she mentioned that "Mamma" (Matilda White) had a couple of sets of
twins that died young. We didn't know if any of that was true.

Footnotes
  1. Census, Federal - 1910 - Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Galena 5th Ward, ED # 38, sheet 7B (Ancestry p. 14 of 27).
  2. Jon Radermacher.

    [Email 8/6/06]

  3. Census, Federal - 1910 - Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Galena 5th Ward, ED # 38.
  4. Census, Federal - 1880 - Jo Daviess Co, IL, Elizabeth, Ancestry p. 24 of 29.

    Line 9 Dwelling # 218 Family # 221

    White, Samuel D. age 39
    Josephine 30 wife
    Emily 13 dau
    Catherine J. 10 dau
    Matilda 7 dau
    Nevada 6 son
    Ida 3 dau
    Samuel D. 2 son
    Josephine 4/12 dau
    Eliza 31 sister check marks in col 20: maimed, crippled etc 22: cannot read 23: cannot write
    Wilcox, Harry 33 farm hand

  5. Census, Federal - 1900 - Jo Daviess, IL, East Galena, dist 33, sheet 9B, Ancestyr p. 18 of 33.

    Line 53 205 Bonthilier St.

    White, S. D. head born Jan 1840 age 60 m. 35 yrs day laborer
    Josephine wife Jul 1847 53 35 16 chil b./10 living
    Reitz, Matilda dau Aug 1871 28 D day domestic 4b./3 living
    Edward Gr son Aug 1887 12
    Samuel son Apr 1877 23 S
    White,Hattie dau Jun 1888 11
    Adam son Oct 1889 10
    Mabel dau Aug 1891 8

  6. Census, Federal - 1910 - Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Galena 5th Ward, ED # 38, Sheet 7B; Ancestry p. 14 of 27.
    (20 Apr 1910)

    Line 85 1409 Dodge St. Dwelling # 160 Family # 165

    White, Samuel D. head age 69 married 44 yrs b. IL f.b. Ire-Eng m.b. Ire-Eng occ: none HOM Blind
    Josephine wife 60 44 b. IL FRance Indiana chid b./living 16/7
    Mitchell, Matilda dau 37 m 2 IL IL IL " 6/3
    Vertual dau 10/12 IL Eng IL

  7. Census, Federal - 1920 - Jo Daviess, Illinois, Galena Ward 4, ED 44, Sheet 5B; Ancestry p. 10 of 24.

    Line 72 409 Dodge St. Dwelling # 120 Family # 126

    Leffler, Charles, M. head age 45 b. IL F b. Penn M. b. Ind. Occupation: house Painter
    Matilda wife 47 IL IL IL
    Vertuel J. dau 10 IL IL IL
    Lucile M. dau 4 1/12 IL IL IL

  8. Christine Walters, transcriber and contributer to "Genealogy Trails", Samuel D. White, from Portraits and Biographical pg. 528 (http://genealogytrails.com/ill/jodaviess/biowhitesd.html).
  9. P Marek, Email 9 Apr 2007.

    I have found that Matilda was born in Aug 16 1872 in Jo Daviess Country and died in the Manteno Nursing Home on Nov 16 1947.

  10. Ibid., Email 9 Apr 2007.

    I have found that Matilda was born in Aug 16 1872 in Jo Daviess Country and died in the Manteno Nursing Home on Nov 16 1947.

  11. Census, Federal - 1910 - Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Galena 5th Ward, ED # 38, sheet 7B (Ancestry p. 14 of 27).
  12. Jon Radermacher.

    [Email 8/6/06]

  13. Census, Federal - 1920 - Jo Daviess, Illinois, Galena Ward 4, ED 44.
    (8 Jan 1920)

    Line 72 409 Dodge St. Dwelling # 120 Family # 126

    Leffler, Charles, M. head age 45 b. IL F b. Penn M. b. Ind. Occupation: house Painter
    Matilda wife 47 IL IL IL
    Vertuel J. dau 10 IL IL IL
    Lucile M. dau 4 1/12 IL IL IL

  14. P Marek, Email 9 Apr 2007.

    Hi Dianne:

    You don’t know me but you have been in contact with a cousin of mine, Jon Radermacher.

    While I don’t have much info, I can tell you that my Mother’s Mother, my Granny, was Vertuel B Mitchell, daughter of Joseph Mitchell and Matilda White.

    I have found that Matilda was born in Aug 16 1872 in Jo Daviess Country and died in the Manteno Nursing Home on Nov 16 1947. Matilda was apparently married a couple of times…at least once before Mr. Mitchell.

    I have no info on Joseph Mitchell. Matilda then married Charles Lefler.

    Back to my Granny, while she is listed as Vertuel J Mitchell, I believe her name was Vertuel Bessie Mitchell. This is what she told us and it is what is on a certified copy of a birth certificate issued by Jo Daviess County in the 1970’s. . . .
    Granny (Vertuel) was born June 17 1909 in Galena and died October 25 1989 in Fox Lake, IL. We never knew Granny as Vertuel. She absolutely hated the name and was called Violet. When it was time to collect Social Security, she was forced to legally change her name to Violet to match all earnings. Other than my Mom and one Aunt, we were NOT to know her original name. Funny, huh?

    If you need more info from me, please don’t hesitate to write. I admire your hard work. Finding info is one thing but when a parent is married several times and didn’t keep records, it’s almost impossibility.

    Thank you for reading this

    Patricia Rust...,

    Granddaughter to Violet B Mitchell. Married names: Jarvie (not Jarvis), then Morris, then Gessner and then Seeback and back to Gessner (I believe her true love).




    Hi Again:
    Again, Jon Radermacher gave me your link. His paternal grandmother was
    Lucille Leffler, my Granny's half-sister. I mislead you, Granny was only
    married 4 times, she just went back to the Gessner name. Grandpa Peter
    Gessner was much older than she and he died in 1952. As I mentioned, he was
    the love of Granny's life I think. I was only 4 when he died but I know I
    loved him dearly. Story....... he would sit on the sofa, I'd sit on the
    back of the sofa, and he would let me comb his hair!

    Sounds like Granny's Mom "got around" as well. I too saw the 16 children
    and 3 living at one point. Granny never talked about her family until her
    end but she mentioned that "Mamma" (Matilda White) had a couple of sets of
    twins that died young. We didn't know if any of that was true. Besides her
    half-sister Lucille (a really fun lady), there was an "Uncle Vade". I am
    sure she said he was a half-brother as well. So, I think Matilda's first
    marriage was to a Reitz as Uncle Vade was Nevada Reitz.

    So are you related to Samuel D White and/or Josephine Mougin, Matilda's
    parents?

    I wish I could be of help. I wish I had stories to tell. Feel free to ask
    any questions of me. Jon Radermachers two aunts are the only descendants of
    Matilda that are older than I am. I put Barbara ...at age
    70 this year and Diane ... at age 66.

    Patricia Ann Marek (nee Rust)

  15. Census, Federal - 1910 - Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Galena 5th Ward, ED # 38.
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