Husband: Jacob Demouth (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12)
Born: 03 Oct 1834 in Pequannock, Morris, NJ (13 14)
Married: 26 Sep 1861 in Gravesville, Calumet, WI (71)
Died: 07 Sep 1905 in Christy, WI (15 16 17)
Father: John Demouth
Mother: Mariah Levi
Spouses:
Wife: Cordelia Elirt Martindale (19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29)
Born: 29 Aug 1843 in Orwell, VT
Died: 02 Mar 1923 in Butternut, WI
Father: Samuel Martindale
Mother: Lucinda E. Lawrence
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): Don A. DeMouth (30 31 32 33 34)
Born: 25 Aug 1862 in Charlestown, Calumet, Wisconsin (35)
Died: 15 Feb 1911 in Christie, Clark Co, WI (36)
Spouses:
02 (F): Eva Maria DeMouth (38 39 40 41)
Born: 18 Dec 1863 in Wisconsin
Died: 17 Dec 1886 in Clark Co, WI
Spouses: Henry Beelar, Bealer
03 (M): John Clem DeMouth (42 43 44 45 46 47 48)
Born: 15 Apr 1868 in Hayton, Calumet, WI (49)
Died: 17 Oct 1913 in Morgan Hill, CA (50 51)
Spouses: Lillian Barber
04 (M): Samuel L. DeMouth (52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62)
Born: 12 Mar 1874 in Christy, Clark, WI (63)
Died: 18 Mar 1939 in Portland, Oregon (64)
Spouses: Elzora Maude Pierce; unknown
05 (F): Lottie May DeMouth (65 66 67)
Born: 30 Oct 1877 in Christie, Clark, WI (68)
Died: 1947 in Butternut, Ashland, WI (69)
Spouses: Clifford H. Nutting
06 (F): Lucinda DeMouth (70)
Born: 03 Feb 1879
Died: 28 Apr 1881
Spouses:
Additional Information

Jacob Demouth:

Buried: Christy, WI 18

Notes:

Dear Sarah and Hannah and Timmy,

I want to tell you a story about one of your great-great-great grandfathers. Do you know how many great-great-great grandfathers you have? That would be a good math problem for you to figure out. This one fought in the Civil War just like Christian Wintermantle. They even fought in a lot of the same battles, but they probably didn’t know each other. His name was:


Jacob Demouth

October 3, 1835 - September 7, 1905.

Jacob DeMouth was born in Pequannock township, Morris County, New Jersey, just a few miles from New York City. His parents were John DeMouth and Maria Levi. His DeMouth forefathers had been in this country for five generations. You can read about where the DeMouths came from in Europe in the story that goes with Jacob Demouth (16xx - 17xx). Some people think they were French and some think German. His mother was descended from William Levi, a German Jew, who had been brought over as a Hessian soldier to fight in the American Revolution but deserted to the Americans. (The story is he put his shoes on backwards and walked through the snow to the American camp.)

Jacob had five brothers and sisters. They were Samuel, Chalon, James, Frances, and Semantha. Jacob was between James and Frances. When Jacob was 13 his family moved from New Jersey to Calumet County near Chilton, Wisconsin. That was in 1848, the year Wisconsin became a state. All the land was covered with a thick forest. In order to farm they had to chop down the trees. In 1861 Jacob's father, John DeMouth, was killed when a tree he had been chopping down fell on him. On August 26, 1861 Jacob married Cordelia Martindale at Gravesville, Wisconsin. They soon had a boy and a girl, Don and Eva.

Jacob became a soldier on February 26, 1864. He enlisted into Company E, 21st Wisconsin Infantry from New Holstein, Wisconsin. In May of 1864 Jacob’s Company joined General Sherman and fought in the many very bloody battles in Georgia, including Buzzard Roost Gap, Kenesaw Mountain, MARIETTA, the Seige of Atlanta, the “March to the Sea”, and the Siege of Savannah. Savannah surrendered on December 21, 1864, and then Jacob’s unit fought several battles in North Carolina. They continued north to Washington D.C. and were in the Grand Review at the end of the war.

Jacob wrote letters home to his wife, Cordelia. During the summer of 1983 Heather and I visited my mother's cousin in Butternut who let us copy the three letters that she owned. They show a lot of affection for his wife and family back in Wisconsin. He talks a lot about the country he is in and especially the fruit trees. I will give you copies of my copies someday.

There were some interesting stories told about Jacob. His granddaughter, Erma, believed he had psychic powers of some sort. He reportedly had the ability to fortell the future and interpret dreams. During the war other soldiers would ask him what their dreams meant. One told of a dream about a grapevine laden with fruit. Jacob said that great good news was in store for him. The next mail brought news that his wife had given birth to a baby boy. Another soldier dreamt of a black cart filled with black apples and drawn by black horses. As the cart bounced along, the apples bounced out but the quantity within the cart was not diminished. Jacob said the dream fortold a very evil event that was to come and would effect not only the dreamer but all people. Within a week they received news that Lincoln had been shot.

After the war Jacob returned to his career as a Wisconsin farmer. Sometime around 1870 he moved his family to Christie, Wisconsin near Loyal in Clark County. There are several mentions of Jacob in local newspapers of the time. One from 1886 mentions his having jury duty. Another from 1900 says he is going to a reunion in Chicago, probably related to his war service. Jacob and Cordelia had 11 children but only 5 lived to grow up. They were Don, Eva, John, Samuel, and Lottie. Jacob died in 1905 and is buried at Christie with a number of other DeMouths.

You may want to know a little about Jacob's other children. Here's what I know:

Don Demouth (b.1862) stayed on the family farm. He never married. He was my Aunt Musa's favorite uncle. He died of mouth cancer in 1911.

Eva (b. 1863) married Henry Bealar (or Beelar) when she was 19. Two years later she had a baby girl, Della. Then, less than two years later Eva died. I was told that Cordelia and Jacob raised Della after her mother died, however, the 1900 census shows her living with her cousin Semantha Chase and family. Della grew up and married Willis Armitage. She was the census taker for the 1910 and 1920 censuses in Clark County, Wisconsin, Weston township. Della and Willis were the parents of Lisle Armitage.

John (b. 1868) grew up and joined the army. He married Lillie Barber on 16 Nov. 1892 and a newspaper clipping of the event says he is stationed at Ft. Yates, North Dakota. Another clipping gives him the credentials, JP, and has him marrying a couple, so he must have been a Justice of the Peace. His wife was rather interesting as she was his cousin. Lillie Barber's mother was Frances Demouth, sister to John's father, Jacob Demouth. Lillie had a brother Albert who married Almanza Demouth, a cousin to John's father Jacob Demouth. It seems like maybe folks did not have a lot of choice when it came marrying time. Lillie and John's first child, Cecil Ray, died at the age of two. Then they had two daughters, Almeda in 1900 and Verna in 1904. Then they moved to California where their third daughter, Ruby (called Betty) was born in 1909. The 1910 census shows John in Santa Clara County, California as a fruit farmer. But, John's health was not good and he died of diabetes in 1911, leaving three small children with what his obituary calls an invalid wife. Somehow all three grew up and married and had children. Verna died in her 50's, but Almeda and Ruby lived into their 90's. Almeda used to call me every year at Christmas time. She was thrilled that I was interested in family history. I wish I had asked her a few more questions.

Samuel was my grandfather so he has his own story.

Sharlet (1877) was called Lottie. She grew up and married Clifford Nutting from Skohegan, Maine. They farmed in northern Wisconsin all their lives. They had Erma, Robert, Rueben, Emma and Clifford. I met Erma once in 1982. She was living all by herself in a big old farmhouse on the banks of the Flambeau River. She had lived there for 60 years and still mowed the lawn herself. Her living room was done all in red velvet. Heather and I had come to visit her to get copies of great grandfather Jacob Demouth's civil war letters. In 2005 I met two of Emma's daughters, Joan and Darlene.

Lucinda was born in 1879. She only lived two years. She is buried at Christie, Wisconsin with her mother and father.

Here's how you're related to Jacob Demouth (b.1835): Jacob and Cordelia had Sam. Samuel grew up and married Elzora Pierce and they had three children. The middle one was my mother, Thelma De Mouth. She grew up and married my father, Forrest Zimmerman, and they had my brother and me. I grew up and married Paul Stevens and had your mother, Dawne Stevens, and three other children. Dawne grew up and married Jason Pamplin and they had Sarah, Hannah, Tim and Becky. So this story is part of the story of where you guys came from and how you are connected to the Civil War. Just think, your great-great-great grandfather fought in a battle where you now live, in Marietta, Georgia. Ask your Mommy to take you on a field trip to where the battle was fought. Maybe you can find out more about it.

Lots of Love From,
Granny

Cordelia Elirt Martindale:

Buried: Weston East Cemetery, Clark Co, WI

Notes:

Obit: Demouth, Cordelia E. (1834 - 1923)
Posted By: Crystal Wendt > Date: Wednesday, 31 March 2004, at 1:43 p.m.
Surnames: Demouth, Nutting, Martindale, Bickles
---------------Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 04/05/1923
----------------Demouth, Cordelia E. (29 Aug. 1834 - 23 March 1923)
Mrs. Cordelia Demouth, whose death occurred March 23, 1923, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Nutting in Park Falls, was born at Ornell, Vermont, Aug. 29, 1834. Her maiden name was Cordelia E. Martindale. When 11 years of age, she came with her parents to Calumet County, Wisconsin. There she grew to womanhood, and on Sept. 25, 1861, she was married to Jacob Demouth. In 1871 they came to Clark County and started on a new farm near Christie, and there they passed through all the struggles and privations of pioneers. Seventeen years ago Mr. Demouth died. Some years ago Mrs. Demouth went west and had a new pioneer experience of taking a claim and living for a time on the prairies. Recent years she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Nutting of Park Falls.
Of the seven children born to Mr and Mrs. Demouth, five preceded the mother in death. She leaves one son Samuel L. Demouth of Ballentine, Montana; one daughter, Lottie, Mrs. C. H. Nutting of Park Falls, 12 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
She was a member of the M. E. church for many years, a faithful, consistent Christian.
The funeral was held March 27, at Christie, Rev. Bickles of Greenwood officiating.




THE LOYAL TRIBUNE – 17 January 1907
The following of this village and town were present at the installation of the officers of the G.A.R. and W.R.C. at Spencer on last Saturday afternoon: Henry Nichols and wife, C. H. Brown and wife, J. H. Welsh and wife, E. D. Bowman and wife, Jas. Arms and wife, R. Hutchins and wife, Mrs. Romaine, Mrs. Demouth, Mrs.Dr. Sayles, Mrs. Emerson, Miss Emerson, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Payter, Mrs. Oliver Mulligan, Hugh Mulligan, Mrs. Albright, and Mrs. Allen. Supper was served at 4 o’clock and all participating say it was as fine as they ever had. They left about five o’clock to return to their homes all speaking about the fine time they had enjoyed.
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THE LOYAL TRIBUNE – 9 January 1908
The Loyal W.R.C. held public installation of officers at the hall January 2nd. There were present the members of W.R.C. and their families and a few of the “Boys in Blue.” At 12 o’clock they all ast down to a dinner of good things such as the ladies of the Corps know how to prepare. At 2 o’clock the following officers were installed, Mrs. Brown, installing officer:
President, Mrs. Henrietta Milligan; Sen. Vice-President, Mrs. Mary Brown; Jun. Vice President, Mrs. C. DeMouth; Chaplin, Mrs. Lillian Kihr; Secretary, Mrs. Julia Prior; Treasurer, Mrs. Eliza Nichols; Conductor, Miss Elsa Emerson; Ast. Conductor, Mrs. Viola Roberts; Guard, Mrs. Mary Visgar; Asst. Guard, Mrs. Jennie Philpott; Patriotic Ins., Mrs. Alma Paynter; Organist, Mrs. Flora Colby; Press Cor., Mrs. Hattie Richardson; Color Bearers, Mrs. Mary Thompson, Mrs. F. Chesterman, Mrs. Anna Greely, Mrs. E. Merrill.
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THE LOYAL TRIBUNE – 9 January 1908
The Loyal W.R.C. held public installation of officers at the hall January 2nd. There were present the members of W.R.C. and their families and a few of the “Boys in Blue.” At 12 o’clock they all ast down to a dinner of good things such as the ladies of the Corps know how to prepare. At 2 o’clock the following officers were installed, Mrs. Brown, installing officer:
President, Mrs. Henrietta Milligan; Sen. Vice-President, Mrs. Mary Brown; Jun. Vice President, Mrs. C. DeMouth; Chaplin, Mrs. Lillian Kihr; Secretary, Mrs. Julia Prior; Treasurer, Mrs. Eliza Nichols; Conductor, Miss Elsa Emerson; Ast. Conductor, Mrs. Viola Roberts; Guard, Mrs. Mary Visgar; Asst. Guard, Mrs. Jennie Philpott; Patriotic Ins., Mrs. Alma Paynter; Organist, Mrs. Flora Colby; Press Cor., Mrs. Hattie Richardson; Color Bearers, Mrs. Mary Thompson, Mrs. F. Chesterman, Mrs. Anna Greely, Mrs. E. Merrill.
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Here is an explanation of the W.R.C. as found through Google on website suvcw.org/wrc.htm:
W.R.C. - The National Woman's Relief Corps, Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic , is a patriotic organization whose express purpose is to perpetuate the memory of the Grand Army of the Republic, as we are their auxiliary organized at their request on July 25 and 26, 1883 in Denver, Colorado and incorporated by act of the 87th Congress , September 7, 1962.
Our members cooperate in doing honor to all those who have patriotically served our country in any war. We teach patriotism and duties of citizenship, the true history of our country and the love and honor of our flag. We oppose every tendency or movement that would weaken loyalty to, or make for the destruction or impairment of, our constitutional Union. We sustain the American principles of representative government, equal rights and impartial justice for all.

per 1910 Census - Cordelia is living with her son John in Morgan Hill, CA.

per 1920 census - Cordelia is living with her granddaughter Della Armitage in Weston, Clark Co., WI.

Per daughter Eva's marriage record Cordelia's maiden name is Lawrence. Could this be her mother's name?

(01) Don A. DeMouth:

Buried: Weston East Cemetery, Clark Co, WI 37

Notes:


The Clark Republican and Press Date: 8-18-1887
Don Demouth started Monday for Minnesota, to visit relatives, see the country and try a hand at harvesting.

(06) Lucinda DeMouth:

Buried: Christy, WI

Footnotes
  1. May Sommers, May Sommers personal family history of the DeMouths, Written for her children in 1936 (unpublished).
  2. DeMouth, Jacob - civil war letters.

    [Copies of the Civil War Letters - files of DZStevens. Originals were in the possession of Erma Schaper of Butternut, WI in 1983 when I made the copies. She kept them in a bank vault in Park Falls.]

  3. Civil War Certificate from WI State Historical Society.
  4. Census, Federal - 1870 - Calumet Co., WI, Charlestown twsp., p. 71 (Ancestry p. 11 of 32).
    (1 Jun 1870)
  5. Census, Federal - 1860 - Calumet Co., WI, Charlestown twsp, p. 135.
    (30 Jul 1860)
  6. Census, Federal - 1880 - Clark Co., WI, town of Weston. ED 174, Ancestry p. 1.
    (27 Sep 1880)
  7. Census, Federal - 1860 - Calumet Co., WI, Charlestown twsp, p. 129 (Ancestry p. 8 of 24).

    1880 Federal Census--Weston, Clark, WI
    Jacob Demouth age 45, b. NJ, Farmer, Father b. NJ
    Wife: Cordealia age 36, b. VT, Parents b. VT
    Son: Don A. 17, b. WI
    Dau: Eva 16, b. WI
    Son: John 12, b. WI, Student
    Son: Samuel 6, b. WI, Student
    Dau: Sharlet 3, b. WI
    Dau: Lucindah 1, b. WI

    [Jacob is listed twice on 1860 census]

  8. Census, Wisconsin - 1875 - Weston Twsp, Clark Co.
    (20 Jun 1875)

    Demouth, Jacob - 5 males; 2 females

  9. Census, Federal - 1850 - Calumet Co., Wisconsin, District 36, Ancestry p. 30 of 42.
  10. Clark County Genweb site (http://www.usgennet.org/usa/wi/county/clark), Gleaner 9-7-1900.

    Jacob Demouth went to Chicago to attend the Reunion.

  11. Ibid., The Clark Republican and Press Date: 9-16-1886.

    Frank Barber is attending the high school at Neillsville.
    C. P. LaFluer, Charles Kayhart, and Jacob Demouth, are the jurymen from this section in attendance at the September term of Court which is in session at Neillsville.

  12. Wisconsin Veterans Museum (http://museum.dva.state.wi.us/CivilWar/Soldiers.aspx).

    NAME DEMOUTH, JACOB ENLISTED 6/8/1865 7/18/1865 FROM COMPANY E, 21ST WISCONSIN INFANTRY; MUSTERED OUT OF SERVICE JULY 18, 1865.
    FOND DU LAC 3RD WIS. INFANTRY, CO. E DEMOUTH, JACOB ENLISTED 2/26/1864 6/8/1865 TRANSFERRED TO 3RD WISCONSIN INFANTRY, JUNE 8, 1865.
    NEW HOLSTEIN 21ST WIS. INFANTRY, CO. E - See more at: http://museum.dva.state.wi.us/CivilWar/Soldiers.aspx#sthash.SUUJtVLU.dpuf

  13. Census, Federal - 1830 - Morris Co., NJ, Pequanac Twsp.
  14. Census, Federal - 1840 - Morris Co., NJ, Pequannock.

    [Gravestone, of which I have a rubbing says he was born in 1834.]

  15. DZStevens, gravestone rubbing.
  16. DeMouth Family Bible.
  17. Jacob DeMouth Obituary (Neillsville Republican Press; Neillsville, Clark Co., WI; 14 Sep 1905).
  18. DZStevens, gravestone rubbing.
  19. Census, Federal - 1870 - Calumet Co., WI, Charlestown twsp., p. 71.
    (1 Jun 1870)
  20. Clark County, Wisconsin Rootsweb site (www.rootsweb.com/~wiclark/).
  21. Census, Federal - 1880 - Clark Co., WI, town of Weston. ED 174.

    1880 Federal Census--Weston, Clark, WI
    Jacob Demouth age 45, b. NJ, Farmer, Father b. NJ
    Wife: Cordealia age 36, b. VT, Parents b. VT
    Son: Don A. 17, b. WI
    Dau: Eva 16, b. WI
    Son: John 12, b. WI, Student
    Son: Samuel 6, b. WI, Student
    Dau: Sharlet 3, b. WI
    Dau: Lucindah 1, b. WI

  22. Cordelia Demouth Obituary (Neillsville Press; Neillsville, Clark, WI; 5 April 1923).
  23. Clark County Genweb site (http://www.usgennet.org/usa/wi/county/clark).

    News: Loyal Trib--(17-Jan-1907)
    Posted By: Audrey Roedl > Date: Friday, 12 March 2004, at 2:18 p.m.
    THE LOYAL TRIBUNE – 17 January 1907
    The following of this village and town were present at the installation of the officers of the G.A.R. and W.R.C. at Spencer on last Saturday afternoon: Henry Nichols and wife, C. H. Brown and wife, J. H. Welsh and wife, E. D. Bowman and wife, Jas. Arms and wife, R. Hutchins and wife, Mrs. Romaine, Mrs. Demouth, Mrs.Dr. Sayles, Mrs. Emerson, Miss Emerson, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Payter, Mrs. Oliver Mulligan, Hugh Mulligan, Mrs. Albright, and Mrs. Allen. Supper was served at 4 o’clock and all participating say it was as fine as they ever had. They left about five o’clock to return to their homes all speaking about the fine time they had enjoyed.

    [I believe this is Cordelia.]

  24. Ibid.

    News: Loyal Trib, WRC Officers (1908)
    Posted By: Audrey Roedl > Date: Monday, 8 March 2004, at 7:51 a.m.
    THE LOYAL TRIBUNE – 9 January 1908
    The Loyal W.R.C. held public installation of officers at the hall January 2nd. There were present the members of W.R.C. and their families and a few of the “Boys in Blue.” At 12 o’clock they all ast down to a dinner of good things such as the ladies of the Corps know how to prepare. At 2 o’clock the following officers were installed, Mrs. Brown, installing officer:
    President, Mrs. Henrietta Milligan; Sen. Vice-President, Mrs. Mary Brown; Jun. Vice President, Mrs. C. DeMouth; Chaplin, Mrs. Lillian Kihr; Secretary, Mrs. Julia Prior; Treasurer, Mrs. Eliza Nichols; Conductor, Miss Elsa Emerson; Ast. Conductor, Mrs. Viola Roberts; Guard, Mrs. Mary Visgar; Asst. Guard, Mrs. Jennie Philpott; Patriotic Ins., Mrs. Alma Paynter; Organist, Mrs. Flora Colby; Press Cor., Mrs. Hattie Richardson; Color Bearers, Mrs. Mary Thompson, Mrs. F. Chesterman, Mrs. Anna Greely, Mrs. E. Merrill.

  25. Census, Federal - 1910 - Santa Clara Co, California, Burnett Twsp, ED # 65, Ancestry p. 24 of 40.

    1910 United States Federal Census about Cardilea Demoth Name: Cardilea Demoth
    [Cardilea Demouth]
    [Cordelia Demouth]
    [Cordilia Demoth]
    Age in 1910: 66
    Estimated Birth Year: 1844
    Birthplace: Vermont
    Relation to Head of House: Mother
    Father's Birth Place: Vermont
    Mother's Birth Place: Vermont
    Home in 1910: Burnett, Santa Clara, California
    Marital Status: Widowed
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    John C Demoth 42
    Lillian Demoth 38
    Almeda Demoth 9
    Vena Demoth 6
    Ruby Demoth 6/12
    [0]
    Cardilea Demoth 66

  26. Census, Federal - 1920 - Clark Co, WI, Weston ED #35, sheet 2A (Ancestry p. 3 of 18).
  27. Census, Federal - 1850 - Addison Co., Vermont, Orwell, Ancestry p. 16 of 35.

    Line 15 Dwelling # 117 Household # 127

    Samuel Martindale 36 M Farmer r.estate value $600
    Lucinda 30
    Cordelia 7
    Lucy 73

  28. Census, North Dakota - 1915 - Billings, Commisioners District 1, p. 17 of 21.

    Family 33

    Demouth, Samuel L.
    Elzora M.
    Musa
    Thelma
    Lester

    Family 34

    Demouth, Cordelia

  29. Census, Federal - 1860 - Calumet Co., WI, Charlestown twsp.

    Census, Federal 1860, Charlestown, Calumet, WI.
    "Name: Saml Martindale
    Age: 46
    Birth Year: abt 1814
    Gender: Male
    Birth Place: Vermont
    Home in 1860: Charlestown, Calumet, Wisconsin
    Post Office: Charlestown
    Family Number: 951
    Value of Real Estate: View image
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Saml Martindale 46
    Lucinda Martindale 42
    Elizh Martindale 17
    Sarah Martindale 9."

  30. Census, Federal - 1870 - Calumet Co., WI, Charlestown twsp., p. 71.
    (1 Jun 1870)
  31. Clark County, Wisconsin Rootsweb site (www.rootsweb.com/~wiclark/).
  32. Census, Federal - 1880 - Clark Co., WI, town of Weston. ED 174.

    1880 Federal Census--Weston, Clark, WI
    Jacob Demouth age 45, b. NJ, Farmer, Father b. NJ
    Wife: Cordealia age 36, b. VT, Parents b. VT
    Son: Don A. 17, b. WI
    Dau: Eva 16, b. WI
    Son: John 12, b. WI, Student
    Son: Samuel 6, b. WI, Student
    Dau: Sharlet 3, b. WI
    Dau: Lucindah 1, b. WI

  33. Census, Federal - 1910 - Clark Co, WI, Weston, ED # 40, sheet 3A (Ancestry p. 5 of 17).
  34. Clark Co., WI Internet Library, ALHN & AHGP website (http://wvls.lib.wi.us/ClarkCounty/clark.htm).

    ---Source: The Granton News (Granton, Clark Co., WI.) February 24, 1911



    ---Demouth, Don (25 August 1862 – 15 February 1911)



    From the Christie church on Saturday, February 18, the last sad rites of a devoted son and brother, Don Demouth were solemnized in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends.



    Don who resided west of Christie was well known in this community, respected and liked by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance for his modest demeanor and kindly ways. When it became known that he was stricken with a cancer in an acute and painful form, expressions of sympathy and hoped for his speedy recovery were heard on all sides. The best of medical aid was procured, and all that loving care could devise of think of was done for the relief of the sufferer whose agonies were mercifully prolonged, until on the morning of February 15th the great messenger came swiftly and silently, bearing away the soul from its pain racked tenement of clay to dwell forever more in the abodes of peace.



    Sorrow and desolation are left behind however in the home whence the spirit has fled, for a loving mother, two brothers, and a sister remain to mourn his loss, remain to question with aching hearts the strange decrees of providence and to wonder why this should be. To the grief stricken mother our hearts go out in tenderest sympathy.



    Don was the oldest son; was born August 25, 1862, at Charlston, Wis., and moved here several years later with his parents.



    Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. March of Greenwood, interment in the Methodist Cemetery at Christie.

  35. Don DeMouth Obituary (Loyal Tribune; Loyal, Clark Co, WI; 2 Mar 1911, p. 1).
  36. DeMouth Family Bible.
  37. DZStevens, gravestone rubbing.
  38. Census, Federal - 1870 - Calumet Co., WI, Charlestown twsp., p. 71.
    (1 Jun 1870)
  39. Clark County, Wisconsin Rootsweb site (www.rootsweb.com/~wiclark/).
  40. Census, Federal - 1880 - Clark Co., WI, town of Weston. ED 174.

    1880 Federal Census--Weston, Clark, WI
    Jacob Demouth age 45, b. NJ, Farmer, Father b. NJ
    Wife: Cordealia age 36, b. VT, Parents b. VT
    Son: Don A. 17, b. WI
    Dau: Eva 16, b. WI
    Son: John 12, b. WI, Student
    Son: Samuel 6, b. WI, Student
    Dau: Sharlet 3, b. WI
    Dau: Lucindah 1, b. WI

  41. Ancestry.com.

    Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 21 Dec 1886

    Beelar - Mrs. Eva Beelar, wife of Henry Beelar, of York, died at her home on Friday, Dec 17th, at the age of 23 years. The deceased was born at Hayton, Calument Co., Wisconsin, 18 Dec 1863, to parents Jacob & Cordelia (Martindale) Demouth.

    She was the oldest daughter of Mr. & Mr.s Jacob DeMouth, of Weston. About a year after her marriage she took up her residence in Neillsville, where she added many of her list of friends. She was naturally very stong and active, the very picture of health until within a year or two. For many months and since her removal back to York, she has been an invalid. Had it not been for her strong constitution and her resolute will, she would have been carried to the grave much sooner. A bright little daughter, less than two years old, is left behind, almost too young to miss a mother's love. The funeral was attended from the Hyslip school house, on Sabbath morning last, by a very large number of people. Rev. W. T. Hendren preached a brief discourse, allowing much of his time to be given to prayer and praise.

  42. Census, Federal - 1870 - Calumet Co., WI, Charlestown twsp., p. 71.
    (1 Jun 1870)
  43. Clark County Genweb site (http://www.usgennet.org/usa/wi/county/clark).

    BioM: Barber, Lillie & John Demouth (1892)
    Posted By: Dee Zimmerman > Date: Monday, 11 August 2003, at 9:00 a.m.
    Clark County News November 1892; Compiled by Dee Zimmerman for her weekly column "The Good Ole Days" published Nov. 13, 2002.
    Mr. John C. Demouth of Ft. Yates, North Dakota, and Miss Lillie Barber, of Longwood, were wed on Nov. 16, 1892. The marriage was officiated by Rev. James Jefferson, of Louisville, Wis., at the Commercial House in Colby.
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  44. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clark Co, WI, Weston, Ancestry p. 14 of 18.

    [John and Lillian appear on this census by themselves. I could not find father Jacob, mother Cordelia, or brother Don. About 1/3 of the information for this ED was illegible.]

  45. Census, Federal - 1910 - Santa Clara Co, California, Burnett Twsp, ED # 65, Ancestry p. 24 of 40.
  46. M Celius (<celii@nwinfo.net>), email 23 Jan 2010.

    [gives middle name "Clem"]

  47. Clark County Genweb site (http://www.usgennet.org/usa/wi/county/clark).

    Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 10/30/1913 Demouth, John (15 APR 1886 – 14 OCT 1913) John Demouth died at San Jose Co. Hospital, Cal., Oct. 14, 1913. Deceased was born at Hayton, Calumet Co., April 15, 1886; moved to Neillsville, Clark County with his parents in 1871, where he grew to manhood and was married to Miss Lillian Barber in 1892. In the year 1903 he moved with his family to Morgan Hill, Cal., where he settled on a fruit ranch, but his health failed and for four years he has been an invalid. He leaves a wife and three small children who still reside at Morgan Hill. He also leaves an aged mother and one sister, Mrs. Lottie Nutting, who reside here, also one brother Samuel of Belfield, N.D. He will be remembered by many as he attended school in Neillsville several terms. He was a man beloved by all who knew him and always proved faithful to his profession, leading an honorable and upright life. Though storms of adversity closed around him, yet his trust was ever in his God. Our sympathy goes out to his invalid wife and helpless children left in destitute circumstances.

  48. Census, Federal - 1880 - Clark Co., WI, town of Weston. ED 174.

    1880 Federal Census--Weston, Clark, WI
    Jacob Demouth age 45, b. NJ, Farmer, Father b. NJ
    Wife: Cordealia age 36, b. VT, Parents b. VT
    Son: Don A. 17, b. WI
    Dau: Eva 16, b. WI
    Son: John 12, b. WI, Student
    Son: Samuel 6, b. WI, Student
    Dau: Sharlet 3, b. WI
    Dau: Lucindah 1, b. WI

  49. John C. Demouth Obituary (Clark County Republican and Press; Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin; 30 Oct 1913).
  50. DeMouth Family Bible.
  51. John C. Demouth Obituary (Clark County Republican and Press; Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin; 30 Oct 1913).
  52. Census, Federal - 1920 - Yellowstone Co, Montana, school district 24, ED#181, sheet 9A, Ancestry p.17.

    Line 11 Dwelling #4 Household #4

    Dimouth, Samuel L. Head Owns Mort. 46 m WI NJ Ver Occ: Hotel Proprietor
    Elzora M. wife 34 m WI WI WI None
    Musa I. dau 16 s WI WI WI None
    Thelma E. dau 8 WI WI WI None
    Lester J. son 6 ND WI WI None
    Baker, Fred S. Boarder M W 27 s IL MN IN Auto Mechanic
    Shreevam, Peter J. Boarder M W 50 wd MA VT NY Surgeon

  53. Census, Federal - 1900 - Philippine Islands, Daet, Ancestry p. 1 of 5.
    (30 Jun 1900)
  54. Census, Federal - 1880 - Clark Co., WI, town of Weston. ED 174, Ancestry p 1 of 11.
    (1 Jun 1880)

    1880 Federal Census--Weston, Clark, WI
    Jacob Demouth age 45, b. NJ, Farmer, Father b. NJ
    Wife: Cordealia age 36, b. VT, Parents b. VT
    Son: Don A. 17, b. WI
    Dau: Eva 16, b. WI
    Son: John 12, b. WI, Student
    Son: Samuel 6, b. WI, Student
    Dau: Sharlet 3, b. WI
    Dau: Lucindah 1, b. WI

  55. Census, Federal - 1910 - Clark Co, WI, Weston, ED # 40, sheet 3A (Ancestry p. 5 of 17).
    (26 Apr 1910)
  56. Census, Federal - 1930 - Multnomah Co, Oregon, Maplewood, precinct 525, ED # 263, sheet 3A (Ancestry p. 5 of 18).
    (7 Apr 1930)

    Line 42 West Ave. dwelling # 77 Household # 77

    Demouth, Samuel L. head rents $20/mo age 56 M age 28 WI NJ VT occ: Painter of bldgs Vet Phil
    Elzora M wife 49 22 WI WI WI none
    Musa I dau 26 s WI WI WI maid - in school
    Thelma E dau 19 s WI WI WI none - in school
    Lester J son 16 s WI WI WI none - not in school
    Simons, John H boarder 49 s WI Eng Eng lumber grader

  57. Rootsweb (http://www.rootsweb.com), Siskiyou Co., CA - Index to Federal Land Records California Land Patents Database.

    MD 0430N 0070W 004 4925 1906/06/26 DEMOUTH ELZORA M MD 0440N 0080W 008 4851 1905/10/13 DEMOUTH JOHN C MD 0440N 0080W 008 4898 1906/02/05 DEMOUTH LILLIAN D MD 0440N 0100W 008 4957 1906/10/29 DEMOUTH SAMUEL

  58. Jonathan Raban, Bad Land, an American Romance (Pantheon Books, New York, 1996).
  59. World War I Draft Registration, Roll # 1819447; order # 623B reg # C - 33 - 1 27.
    (12 Sep 1918)

    Samuel L. DeMouth
    Permanent home address: Quinion, Billings, North Dakota
    age: 44 DOB: March 12, 1874
    white native-born farmer at address: Quinion, Billings, North Dakota
    nearest relative: Elzora M. DeMouth
    at adress: Ballantine, Yellowstone, Montana
    height: tall build: medium eyes: blue hair: gray

  60. US Dept of the Interior - Bureau of Land Management - General Land Office Records (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchByTypeIndex=0&searchTabIndex=0), Land Patent.


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    Note: An Italic entry denotes data that has not been indexed against the land patent document, and has no image.
    Image Accession NamesSorted Ascending Date Doc # State

    CACAAA 020276 PatenteeDEMOUTH, SAMUEL 10/29/1906 4957 CA


    Meridian Twp - Rng Aliquots Sec. # County

    Mount Diablo 044N - 010W N½NW¼ 8 Siskiyou
    044N - 010W SW¼NW¼ 8 Siskiyou

  61. Pierce, Ben (<datastormnv@gmail.com.>), email.
    (8 Aug 2013)

    The Q-Bar was where Dad worked during his horse roundup days, someplace between 1916-1919 As far as I know it was a ranch though, probably a large one for that time and place. Lester's family was likely working there at the time he was born, since dad said there were lots of riders working there, as well as other ranch help.

  62. Clark Co., WI Internet Library, ALHN & AHGP website (http://wvls.lib.wi.us/ClarkCounty/clark.htm), News: Christie (03 Nov 1911).
    (14 Aug 2013)

    Sam Demouth sawed wood for Willis Armitage on Wednesday of last week.

  63. DeMouth Family Bible.

    [DeMouth Bible gives birth date as 12 Mar 1874.
    WWI Draft registration card gives birth as 12 Mar 1874.
    Death certificate gives birth as April 1871.]

  64. DeMouth, Samuel - Death Certificate (certified copy).
  65. Census, Federal - 1910 - Clark Co, WI, Loyal, Ancestry p. 15.
    (21 Apr 1910)
  66. M Celius (<celii@nwinfo.net>), email.
  67. Census, Federal - 1880 - Clark Co., WI, town of Weston. ED 174.

    1880 Federal Census--Weston, Clark, WI
    Jacob Demouth age 45, b. NJ, Farmer, Father b. NJ
    Wife: Cordealia age 36, b. VT, Parents b. VT
    Son: Don A. 17, b. WI
    Dau: Eva 16, b. WI
    Son: John 12, b. WI, Student
    Son: Samuel 6, b. WI, Student
    Dau: Sharlet 3, b. WI
    Dau: Lucindah 1, b. WI

  68. Ibid.
  69. Obituary, unknown newspaper.

    Mrs. Clifford H. Nutting, who had been ailing from complications from diseases for more than two months, passed away on Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter in the town of Agenda. Mrs. Nutting would have been 70 years of age this Oct., 30th.
    Lottie May Demouth was born in the town of Weston, Clark County, and later moved with her folks to Christie, Wis., where she was married Dec. 9, 1903 to Clifford Nutting of Loyal, Wis.
    The family moved to this locality Nov. 18th, 1918, where she has since resided.
    Rev. B.F. Shoenfeld conducted funeral services at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the First Congregational Church, and burial was made at Butternut.
    Immediate surviving relatives include her husband and the following sons and daughters: Mrs.
    Oscar Scharper, Mrs. Albert Holt, Ivan, all of the town of Agend: Robert, Park Falls. There are also fifteen grandchildren. One son, Reubin, preceeded his mother in death.
    Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were: Mrs. A. Ifflond of Fairchild, a niece; Lisle Armitage, Mrs. Bruce Armitage, Mr. Fen Shaw, Julius Boshusack, all from Nielsville, Mr.
    and Mrs. R. Nutting, Mr. and Mrs. L. Drager and Mr. William Nutting of Medford.

    [received from M. Celius 6 Jun 2012]

  70. Census, Federal - 1880 - Clark Co., WI, town of Weston. ED 174.

    1880 Federal Census--Weston, Clark, WI
    Jacob Demouth age 45, b. NJ, Farmer, Father b. NJ
    Wife: Cordealia age 36, b. VT, Parents b. VT
    Son: Don A. 17, b. WI
    Dau: Eva 16, b. WI
    Son: John 12, b. WI, Student
    Son: Samuel 6, b. WI, Student
    Dau: Sharlet 3, b. WI
    Dau: Lucindah 1, b. WI

  71. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, FamilySearch.com.

    Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930

    Groom's Name: Jacob Demouth
    Groom's Birth Date:
    Groom's Birthplace: Charlestown
    Groom's Age:
    Bride's Name: Cordelia Martendale
    Bride's Birth Date:
    Bride's Birthplace:
    Bride's Age:
    Marriage Date: 25 Sep 1861
    Marriage Place: Gravesville, Calumet, Wisconsin
    Groom's Father's Name:
    Groom's Mother's Name:
    Bride's Father's Name:
    Bride's Mother's Name:
    Groom's Race: White
    Groom's Marital Status:
    Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
    Bride's Race: White
    Bride's Marital Status:
    Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
    Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M00338-8
    System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy
    Source Film Number: 1275843
    Reference Number: P 365 Cn 02327

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