Husband: Jay W. Pierce (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9)
Born: about 1853 in Waterloo, Jefferson, WI (10)
Married: 01 Aug 1893 in Wood County, WI (38)
Died: before 10 Apr 1918 (11)
Father: Warren E. Pierce
Mother: Jane S. Gould
Spouses: Mary Ann Todhunter; Unknown
Wife: Mary Kennedy (12 13 14 15)
Born: about 1865 in Wisconsin (16)
Died: 06 Mar 1930 in Ashland, Ashland, Wisconsin (17)
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): Willard T Pierce (18 19 20 21 22)
Born: 25 Feb 1894 in Veefkind, Clark, Wisconsin (23 24)
Died:
Spouses:
02 (F): Mary Ellen Pierce (25 26 27 28)
Born: Aug 1895 in Wisconsin (29)
Died:
Spouses: Charles Arquette
03 (F): Etta Marie Pierce (30 31 32 33)
Born: 19 Jul 1897 in Wisconsin (34)
Died: 03 Apr 1963 (35)
Spouses: Wenzel Adolph Loeffler
04 (F): Alta L Pierce (36)
Born: about 1906 in Unity, Clark, WI (37)
Died:
Spouses:
Additional Information

Jay W. Pierce:

Notes:

from "A Bit of History" posted on Clark County site:
Fred W. Draper Was a Pioneer.

Fred Draper is no late comer for he goes on to say: “ I saw the first stump dug out of a highway in the town of Loyal. This was in the spring of ’73. It was the stump of a red oak tree and Jake Tynan and Jay Pierce were the men who dug it out. No, I was not born in Clark County but in Fond du Lac county. We came here in the month of November 1872. We settled near Loyal. My father held the first First Grade Certificate issued to any Clark Co. teacher. The Supt. Was E.J. Sawyer."

Fred Draper is mentioned in Joseph Todhunter's estate papers.

(01) Willard T Pierce:

Notes:

1900 census moddle initial looks like "T", 1910 census "F"
1910 Willard is working at a sawmill with his dad.
1920 he is living in a rooming house at 538 Market St. in Milwaukee. He is working as a laborer in the construction industry.

His mother's obit (1930) calls him William.

(04) Alta L Pierce:

Notes:


Of Ashland, WI at the time of her mother's death (1930)

Footnotes
  1. Block, Betty, Gould-Pierce-Wisconsin (EMail dated 5/15/2002 from <bzyldy@wmni.net> to DianneStevens@charter.net).
  2. Block, Betty, Pierce~1.PAF file (Imported 21 MAY 2002).
  3. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clark Co, WI, Unity twsp ED# 16, sheet 7B; Ancestry p. 1.
    (14 Jun 1900)

    1900 Census
    Pierse, Jay W. b. Jun 1852 m. 7 yrs b. WI father b. Vt mother b. NY
    Annie b. May 1865 m. 7 yrs 3/3 b. Wi father b. Ireland mother b. Ireland
    Willard T. b. Feb 1894 b. WI WI WI
    Mary E. b. Aug 1895
    Etta M. b. Jul 1897

  4. Census, Federal - 1910 - Clark Co, WI, Unity, ED# 20, sheet # 11A, Ancestry p. 21.
    (14 Apr 1910)

    1910 United States Federal Census
    Name: Joy W Priece [Jay W Pierce] Age in 1910: 57 Estimated birth year: abt 1853
    Birthplace: Wisconsin Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: Vermont Mother's Birth Place: New York
    Spouse's name: Annia Priece Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male
    Home in 1910: Unity, Clark, Wisconsin
    Jay W Priece 57 WI-VT-NY m2 16 years Foreman – saw mill
    Annia Priece 45 WI-Ire-Ire m1 16 years 4 of 4 children living
    Willard F Priece 16 WI-WI-WI Griner – saw mill
    Mary E Priece 14 WI-WI-WI
    Etta M Priece 12 WI-WI-WI
    Alta L Priece 4 WI-WI-WI

  5. Census, Federal - 1880 - Clark Co, WI, town of Unity.

    1880 United States Federal Census
    Name: William J. Peirce Age: 27 Estimated birth year: abt 1853 Birthplace: Wisconsin
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's name: Mary A. Peirce
    Father's birthplace: Virginia/Vermont Mother's birthplace: New York
    Occupation: Farmer Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male
    Home in 1880: Unity, Clark, Wisconsin
    William J. Peirce 27 WI-VA/VT-NY Farmer
    Mary A. Peirce 28 WI-Eng-Scot Wife Keeping house
    Grant Welch 16 WI-NY-WI boarder At School

  6. Census, Federal - 1860 - Adams Co., WI, Strong's Prairie Twsp., P.O. - Friendship, Ancestry image 2 of 15.
    (27 Jun 1860)

    Line 1 Family # 350

    Pierce, Warren age 38 Farmer Real Estate: $800 Personal: 200 born: Vermont
    Jane S. 44 NY
    Ann 16 NY
    Phebie W. (M) 9 WI
    J.W. 8 WI
    Frank O. 5 WI
    Sabrina 3 WI
    Willard, Sarah 13 NY

  7. Census, Federal - 1870 - Clark Co, WI, twsp Eaton, Ancestry image 5 of 8.
    (16 Jul 1870)

    Line 27 Family 30

    Pierce, Jane age 51 Keeping House born: New York
    J.W. 17 works on farm WI
    Frank 15 works on farm WI
    Sabrina 13 at home WI

    Line 31 Family 31

    Green, Phoebe 19 at home WI

  8. Clark Co., WI Internet Library, ALHN & AHGP website (http://wvls.lib.wi.us/ClarkCounty/clark.htm).







    WI0330__.499 Patentee PIERCE, JAY W 9/20/1884 Doc # 3041
    WI 4th PM - 1831 MN/WI 027N - 001E NE¼SW¼ Sec 32 Clark

  9. Census, Wisconsin - 1905.

    1905 Wisconsin State Census
    Name: Jay W Pierce Birth Location: Wisconsin Marital Status: Married
    Gender: Male Estimated birth year: abt 1853 Race: White Relation: Head
    Spouse's name: Anna Pierce Line: 23 Roll: CSUSAWI1905_4
    Locality: Sherman Residence County: Clark State: Wisconsin
    Jay W Pierce 52 WI-VT Laborer
    Anna Pierce 40 WI-Ireland
    Willard Pierce 11 WI-WI
    Mary E Pierce 9 WI-WI
    Etta M Pierce 7 WI-WI

  10. Census, Federal - 1870 - Clark Co, WI, twsp Eaton.
  11. Pamela Harding Obituary (Loyal Tribune; Loyal, Clark Co., WI; 18 APR 1918).
  12. Larry Pfaffendorf<cen73906@centurytel.net>, Arquette and Todhunter 3, Email 16Apr2003.
  13. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clark Co, WI, Unity twsp ED# 16, sheet 7B; Ancestry p. 1.

    1900 Census
    Pierse, Jay W. b. Jun 1852 m. 7 yrs b. WI father b. Vt mother b. NY
    Annie b. May 1865 m. 7 yrs 3/3 b. Wi father b. Ireland mother b. Ireland
    Willard T. b. Feb 1894 b. WI WI WI
    Mary E. b. Aug 1895
    Etta M. b. Jul 1897

  14. Census, Federal - 1910 - Clark Co, WI, Unity, ED# 20, sheet # 11A, Ancestry p. 21.

    1910 United States Federal Census
    Name: Joy W Priece [Jay W Pierce] Age in 1910: 57 Estimated birth year: abt 1853
    Birthplace: Wisconsin Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: Vermont Mother's Birth Place: New York
    Spouse's name: Annia Priece Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male
    Home in 1910: Unity, Clark, Wisconsin
    Jay W Priece 57 WI-VT-NY m2 16 years Foreman – saw mill
    Annia Priece 45 WI-Ire-Ire m1 16 years 4 of 4 children living
    Willard F Priece 16 WI-WI-WI Griner – saw mill
    Mary E Priece 14 WI-WI-WI
    Etta M Priece 12 WI-WI-WI
    Alta L Priece 4 WI-WI-WI

  15. Census, Wisconsin - 1905.

    1905 Wisconsin State Census
    Name: Jay W Pierce Birth Location: Wisconsin Marital Status: Married
    Gender: Male Estimated birth year: abt 1853 Race: White Relation: Head
    Spouse's name: Anna Pierce Line: 23 Roll: CSUSAWI1905_4
    Locality: Sherman Residence County: Clark State: Wisconsin
    Jay W Pierce 52 WI-VT Laborer
    Anna Pierce 40 WI-Ireland
    Willard Pierce 11 WI-WI
    Mary E Pierce 9 WI-WI
    Etta M Pierce 7 WI-WI

  16. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clark Co, WI, Unity twsp ED# 16, sheet # 7 (ancestry p. 14).
    (14 Jun 1900)
  17. Clark County Genweb site (http://www.usgennet.org/usa/wi/county/clark).

    Obit: Demouth, Elzora (? – 1934)
    Posted By: Crystal Wendt > Date: Thursday, 9 June 2005, at 4:43 p.m.
    Surname: Demouth, Pierce
    Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 27 Dec. 1934
    Obit: Pierce, Anne (1865 – 1930)
    Posted By: Audrey Roedel > Date: Monday, 2 May 2005, at 2:20 p.m.
    Surnames: PIERCE LOEFFLER ARQUETTE
    ----- Source: The Loyal Tribune 27 March 1930
    ----- Pierce, Anne (24 MAR 1865 – 6 MAR 1930)
    Mrs. Anne Pierce, 65, resident of Ashland for the past 10 years, passed away ay St. Joseph’s hospital on March 6, 1930 after a lingering illness.
    She was born in Fond du Lac county, Mar, 24, 1865, and came to Ashland about ten years ago from Amery. Her husband died about twelve years ago.
    Mrs. Pierce has lived with her daughter Alta, in Ashland. Surviving her are three daughters, Mrs. Wenzel Loeffler of St. Paul; Mrs. Chas. Arquette of Catawba, Alta Pierce of Ashland; and one son William Pierce. Also thirteen grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held at St. Agnes Catholic Church at 8:00 Saturday morning, and remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery.

  18. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clark Co, WI, Unity twsp ED# 16, sheet 7B; Ancestry p. 1.

    1900 Census
    Pierse, Jay W. b. Jun 1852 m. 7 yrs b. WI father b. Vt mother b. NY
    Annie b. May 1865 m. 7 yrs 3/3 b. Wi father b. Ireland mother b. Ireland
    Willard T. b. Feb 1894 b. WI WI WI
    Mary E. b. Aug 1895
    Etta M. b. Jul 1897

  19. Census, Federal - 1910 - Clark Co, WI, Unity, ED# 20, Ancestry p. 21.

    1910 United States Federal Census
    Name: Joy W Priece [Jay W Pierce] Age in 1910: 57 Estimated birth year: abt 1853
    Birthplace: Wisconsin Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: Vermont Mother's Birth Place: New York
    Spouse's name: Annia Priece Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male
    Home in 1910: Unity, Clark, Wisconsin
    Jay W Priece 57 WI-VT-NY m2 16 years Foreman – saw mill
    Annia Priece 45 WI-Ire-Ire m1 16 years 4 of 4 children living
    Willard F Priece 16 WI-WI-WI Griner – saw mill
    Mary E Priece 14 WI-WI-WI
    Etta M Priece 12 WI-WI-WI
    Alta L Priece 4 WI-WI-WI

  20. Census, Federal - 1920 - Milwaukee Co., WI, Milwaukee, ED # 47, Ancestry p. 25 of 29.
  21. Census, Wisconsin - 1905.

    1905 Wisconsin State Census
    Name: Jay W Pierce Birth Location: Wisconsin Marital Status: Married
    Gender: Male Estimated birth year: abt 1853 Race: White Relation: Head
    Spouse's name: Anna Pierce Line: 23 Roll: CSUSAWI1905_4
    Locality: Sherman Residence County: Clark State: Wisconsin
    Jay W Pierce 52 WI-VT Laborer
    Anna Pierce 40 WI-Ireland
    Willard Pierce 11 WI-WI
    Mary E Pierce 9 WI-WI
    Etta M Pierce 7 WI-WI

  22. WWII Draft Registration.

    U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
    Name: Willard Francis Pierce Birth Date: 25 Feb 1894 Birth Place: Veefkin, Wisconsin
    Residence: Hudson, New Jersey Race: White Age: 48 Employer: Leigh Valley Railroad
    Signature: (yes)

  23. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clark Co, WI, Unity twsp ED# 16.
  24. World War I Draft Registration, FHL roll # 1674887.

    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 28 May 1917
    Name: Willard Pierce County: Price State: Wisconsin Birth Date: 25 Feb 1894
    Born: Veekind, Wis. Residence: Catawba, Wis.
    Race: Caucasian (White) FHL Roll Number: 1674887 DraftBoard: 0
    Age: 23 Occupation: common laborer Employer: W. F. Hill, Contractor, Wolf Point, MT
    Height/Build: Medium / Medium Color of Eyes/Hair: light brown / dark brown
    Nearest Relative: none Signature: (yes)

  25. Census, Federal - 1930 - Price Co, WI, town of Catawba, RollT626_2604, ED#1, p. 4A , Image 733.

    Name: Charles Arquette
    Gender: Male
    Birth Year: abt 1878
    Birthplace: Wisconsin
    Race: White
    Home in 1930: Catawba, Price, Wisconsin
    View Map
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's Name: Mary Arquette
    Father's Birthplace: Canada
    Mother's Birthplace: England
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military Service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace:

    View image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Charles Arquette 52
    Mary Arquette 32
    Clarence Arquette 17
    Alvin Arquette 14
    Eva Arquette 10
    Alice Arquette 7
    Rodney Arquette 2
    William Hunter 72

  26. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clark Co, WI, Unity twsp ED# 16, sheet 7B; Ancestry p. 1.

    1900 Census
    Pierse, Jay W. b. Jun 1852 m. 7 yrs b. WI father b. Vt mother b. NY
    Annie b. May 1865 m. 7 yrs 3/3 b. Wi father b. Ireland mother b. Ireland
    Willard T. b. Feb 1894 b. WI WI WI
    Mary E. b. Aug 1895
    Etta M. b. Jul 1897

  27. Census, Federal - 1910 - Clark Co, WI, Unity, ED# 20, sheet # 11A, Ancestry p. 21.

    1910 United States Federal Census
    Name: Joy W Priece [Jay W Pierce] Age in 1910: 57 Estimated birth year: abt 1853
    Birthplace: Wisconsin Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: Vermont Mother's Birth Place: New York
    Spouse's name: Annia Priece Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male
    Home in 1910: Unity, Clark, Wisconsin
    Jay W Priece 57 WI-VT-NY m2 16 years Foreman – saw mill
    Annia Priece 45 WI-Ire-Ire m1 16 years 4 of 4 children living
    Willard F Priece 16 WI-WI-WI Griner – saw mill
    Mary E Priece 14 WI-WI-WI
    Etta M Priece 12 WI-WI-WI
    Alta L Priece 4 WI-WI-WI

  28. Census, Wisconsin - 1905.

    1905 Wisconsin State Census
    Name: Jay W Pierce Birth Location: Wisconsin Marital Status: Married
    Gender: Male Estimated birth year: abt 1853 Race: White Relation: Head
    Spouse's name: Anna Pierce Line: 23 Roll: CSUSAWI1905_4
    Locality: Sherman Residence County: Clark State: Wisconsin
    Jay W Pierce 52 WI-VT Laborer
    Anna Pierce 40 WI-Ireland
    Willard Pierce 11 WI-WI
    Mary E Pierce 9 WI-WI
    Etta M Pierce 7 WI-WI

  29. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clark Co, WI, Unity twsp ED# 16.
  30. Ibid., sheet 7B; Ancestry p. 1.

    1900 Census
    Pierse, Jay W. b. Jun 1852 m. 7 yrs b. WI father b. Vt mother b. NY
    Annie b. May 1865 m. 7 yrs 3/3 b. Wi father b. Ireland mother b. Ireland
    Willard T. b. Feb 1894 b. WI WI WI
    Mary E. b. Aug 1895
    Etta M. b. Jul 1897

  31. Census, Federal - 1910 - Clark Co, WI, Unity, ED# 20, sheet # 11A, Ancestry p. 21.

    1910 United States Federal Census
    Name: Joy W Priece [Jay W Pierce] Age in 1910: 57 Estimated birth year: abt 1853
    Birthplace: Wisconsin Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: Vermont Mother's Birth Place: New York
    Spouse's name: Annia Priece Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male
    Home in 1910: Unity, Clark, Wisconsin
    Jay W Priece 57 WI-VT-NY m2 16 years Foreman – saw mill
    Annia Priece 45 WI-Ire-Ire m1 16 years 4 of 4 children living
    Willard F Priece 16 WI-WI-WI Griner – saw mill
    Mary E Priece 14 WI-WI-WI
    Etta M Priece 12 WI-WI-WI
    Alta L Priece 4 WI-WI-WI

  32. Census, Wisconsin - 1905.

    1905 Wisconsin State Census
    Name: Jay W Pierce Birth Location: Wisconsin Marital Status: Married
    Gender: Male Estimated birth year: abt 1853 Race: White Relation: Head
    Spouse's name: Anna Pierce Line: 23 Roll: CSUSAWI1905_4
    Locality: Sherman Residence County: Clark State: Wisconsin
    Jay W Pierce 52 WI-VT Laborer
    Anna Pierce 40 WI-Ireland
    Willard Pierce 11 WI-WI
    Mary E Pierce 9 WI-WI
    Etta M Pierce 7 WI-WI

  33. Census, Federal 1920, Balsam Lake, Polk, Wisconsin.

    Etta Loeffler
    in the 1920 United States Federal Census

    Name: Etta Loeffler
    [Etta Pierce]
    Age: 22
    Birth Year: abt 1898
    Birthplace: Wisconsin
    Home in 1920: Balsam Lake, Polk, Wisconsin
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relation to Head of House: Wife
    Marital Status: Married
    Spouse's Name: Wenzel Loeffler
    Father's Birthplace: Wisconsin
    Mother's name: Anna Pierce
    Mother's Birthplace: Wisconsin
    Able to Speak English: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Wenzel Loeffler 24
    Etta Loeffler 22
    Edward Loeffler 3
    [3 8/12]
    Anna Pierce 54
    SAVE

  34. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clark Co, WI, Unity twsp ED# 16.
  35. Findagrave (http://www.findagrave.com/), 110964897.
  36. Census, Federal - 1910 - Clark Co, WI, Unity, ED# 20.

    1910 United States Federal Census
    Name: Joy W Priece [Jay W Pierce] Age in 1910: 57 Estimated birth year: abt 1853
    Birthplace: Wisconsin Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: Vermont Mother's Birth Place: New York
    Spouse's name: Annia Priece Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male
    Home in 1910: Unity, Clark, Wisconsin
    Jay W Priece 57 WI-VT-NY m2 16 years Foreman – saw mill
    Annia Priece 45 WI-Ire-Ire m1 16 years 4 of 4 children living
    Willard F Priece 16 WI-WI-WI Griner – saw mill
    Mary E Priece 14 WI-WI-WI
    Etta M Priece 12 WI-WI-WI
    Alta L Priece 4 WI-WI-WI

  37. Ibid., sheet # 11A, Ancestry p. 21.
  38. M Hosefeld.

    WisconsinHistory.org -- Marriage Index
    Pierce, Jay W Marriage Aug 01 1893 Wood Volume: 1 Page: 449
    Kennedy, Anna Marriage Aug 01 1893 Wood

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