Husband: Rodolphus Frederick Derrick (1 2)
Born: 31 Jul 1818 in Clarence Hollow, Erie Co., NY
Married: 29 Feb 1848
Died:
Father: Rodolphus Donaldus Derrick
Mother: Lorinda Sheldon
Spouses: Indian Maiden
Wife: Sarah Clark (3 4)
Born: 1818
Died:
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Children
01 (F): Kate Derrick (5 6)
Born: 09 Jan 1849 (7 8)
Died:
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Additional Information

Rodolphus Frederick Derrick:

Notes:

Gene Balis writes Aug 2009 -
Fred made but one visit to his old home in Wisconsin and that was for the purpose of checking the estate left by his father. He returned to California and took up residence in Sacramento. In the 1850 census he was living in El Dorado County, CA. From 1867 to 1884 he lived in Butte County, CA.

Per Spencer and Goodpasture Book:
"Fred worked in the lead mines of SW Wisconsin, along with brother Alonzo, for a while after the family first came to Wisconsin."


Also S&G Cites the following notes of Ida Boslow Klumb in 1927 regarding Rodolphus Frederick Derrick:

"He came to Wisconsin in the year 1840 with the other members of the family. Indians were very numerous at that time, but quite friendly. Fred formed a decided attachment to them and later concluded to go on a trip with one of them to see the far west. He went among the Crow andBlackfoot Indians and in time became a scout and remained with these tribes for some years.

"Fred married what was said to be a very beautiful squaw whom he loved dearly. She died a short time after their marriage and after a few years, Fred returned to his old home. He was married again to a white girl by the name of Sarah Clark. One daughter, Hatie Clark, was born to them on Jan 9, 1899. Fred took up the business in a merchandise store in partnership with his brother-in-law, Hiram Maynard, who was the husband of Harriet Derrick. Later, Fred moved to California where he lived for several ....

Gene Balis owns a cane which RF Derrick carved while he was with the Indians. It has a mouse hole in the lower end from the time Hattie Balis, his great niece-in-law stuffed it into a mouse hole to keep the mice in. Gene tells about taking the cane to Antiques Road Show, "I took a cane made by my great, great, great uncle when he went west to live with the 'friendly Crow and Blackfoot Indians'. (They were friendly then because they had no idea!)"

Footnotes
  1. Frank D. Walker, Derrick Family History (Wheeler, TX - 22 FEB 1957).
  2. 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. 485-486.

    In 1927, Ida Boslow Klumb left the following notes on Rodolphus Frederick Derrick.
    He came to Wisconsin in the year 1840 with the other members of the family. Indians were very numerous at that time, but quite friendly. Fred formed a decided attachment to them and later concluded to go on a trip with some of them to see the far west. He went among the Crow and Blackfoot Indians and in time became a scout and remained with these tribes for some years.
    Fred married what was said to be a very beautiful squaw whom he loved dearly. She died a short time after their marriage and after a few years, Fred returned to his old home. He was married again to a white girl by the name of Sarah Clark. One daughter, Hatie Clark, was born to them on January 9, 1899. Fred took up business in a merchandise store in partnership with his brother-in-law, Hiram Maynard, who was the husband of Harriet Derrick. Later, Fred moved to California where he lived for several years.
    Fred made but one visit to his old home in Wisconsin and that was for the purpose of checking the estate left by his father. He returned to California and took up residence in Sacramento.
    Rodolphus F. Derrick was in El Dorado County, CA, in the 1850 Census. He was in Butte County, CA, from 1867 to 1884.

    [The book says daughter Hatie was born 1899 but that should be 1849.]

  3. Frank D. Walker, Derrick Family History (Wheeler, TX - 22 FEB 1957).
  4. Olsen, Wayne, PAF file: Boslow_Anc_Stevens.paf (rec'd via EMail 0n 14 APR 2002).
  5. Frank D. Walker, Derrick Family History (Wheeler, TX - 22 FEB 1957).
  6. 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. 486.

    Hatie (kate) Derrick was born inWisconsin and moved to California with her parents when she was only a few months old. The D.A.R. lineage book lists her as the grandmother of Mrs. Emily Hugenin of Alhambra, CA .

  7. Olsen, Wayne, PAF file: Boslow_Anc_Stevens.paf (rec'd via EMail 0n 14 APR 2002).
  8. 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. 485.
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