Generation No. 2
2. SAMULE2 TAYLOR (WILLAM1) was born Unknown, and died Unknown. He
married SIMIRA UNNOWN Unknown. Children of SAMULE TAYLOR and SIMIRA UNNOWN are:
3. i. ESTER SIMIRA3 TAYLOR, b. February 16, 1836, Buckland, Mass.; d. March 13, 1914, Crystal Lake, IL
4. ii. ANGELEA TAYLOR, b. March 15, 1856, Barrington, IL; d. July 1, 1925, Barrington, IL.
iii. BAXTER TAYLER, b. Unknown.
iv. JAMES TAYLOR, b. Unknown.
Generation No. 3
3. ESTER SIMIRA3 TAYLOR (SAMULE2, WILLAM1) was born February 16, 1836 in Buckland, MA, and died March 13, 1914 in Crystal Lake, Il.. She married AMAZIAH FILLMORE JOHNSON, November 20, 1860, son of WASHINGTON JOHNSON and FRANCES.
Notes for AMAZIAH FILLMORE (Asa) JOHNSON:
An Article taken from a News Paper in 1917 about the life of Asa F. Johnson on his 84th birthday. by Harold C. Johnson August 6, 1993
Born in Lorraine, N. Y., in 1833, when only 11 years old Mr. Johnson came with his parents and four brothers and sisters to the southwest Part of Lake county ( Deer Grove) and there made their home. Of their journey to Chicago, which Was made by water in an old stern wheel propeller, many intensely interesting incidents might be told. They took the boat at Oswego and reached Chicago, which was then Fort Dearborn, in the latter part of November, with cold and dreary weather prevailing. There was still the trip to Deer Grove, where friends of theirs from the east had settled a few years before. In
those days the pioneers from all about went to Chicago to do their trading, and one of these was found who had come from Deer Grove and was returning with an empty wagon. Of course there were no railroads about here at that time, and in fact not till 1855, eleven years later.
In 1882 Mr. and Mrs. Johnson came to Crystal Lake to make their home, and here Mrs. Johnson passed away three years ago. A most unusual incident in connection with Mrs. Johnson's family is the fact that she and her sister, the late Mrs. L. D. Castle of Barrington, and their two brothers all lived to celebrate their golden weddings. Mr. Johnson, who is unusually active in body and alert in mind for one of his years, helped to build the first school house here. He has a sister, Mrs Evaline Benedict, residing in Kansas, who is 92 years of age.
Mrs. Esther L. Johnson
Child of ESTER TAYLOR and AMAZIAH JOHNSON is:
4. ANGELEA3 TAYLOR (SAMULE2, WILLAM1) JOHNSON was born March 15, 1856 in Barrington, IL, and died July 1, 1925 in Barrington, IL. She married LESTER D CASTEL.
5. i. PERRY BRADFORD4 JOHNSON, b. August 28, 1864, Waukegan, IL; d. October 10, 1944, at home in Crystal Lake, IL.
Children of ANGELEA TAYLOR and LESTER CASTEL are:
6. i. BENJAMIN B4 CASTEL, b. September 7, 1866, Barrington, IL; d. August 14, Tampa, FL.
ii. ATHUR L CASTEL.
7. iii. PERCY V CASTLE.
iv. CHARLES S CASTLE.
v. PERLEY D CASTLE.
vi. LOTTA CASTLE.
Generation No. 4
5. PERRY BRADFORD4 JOHNSON (ESTER SIMIRA3 TAYLOR, SAMULE2, WILLAM1) was born August 28, 1864 in Waukegan, IL, and died October 10, 1944 at home in Crystal Lake, IL. He married NELLIE NEVILLE August 9, 1893 in Barrington, IL, daughter of JAMES NEVILLE and JANE CLARK.
Nellie and Perry celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Children of PERRY JOHNSON and NELLIE NEVILLE are:
i. UNNAMED5 JOHNSON, b. April 18, 1903, Crystal Lake, IL; d. April 18, 1903, Crystal Lake, IL.
8. ii. DONALD EVERETT JOHNSON, b. March 21, 1904, Crystal
Lake, IL; d. July 16, 1955, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago, IL.
6. BENJAMIN B4 CASTEL (ANGELEA3 TAYLOR, SAMULE2, WILLAM1) was
September 7, 1866 in Barrington, IL, and died August 14 in Tampa, FL. He married MAUD F FILKINS, daughter of DR. FRANK S FILKINS.
Child of BENJAMIN CASTEL and MAUD FILKINS is:
i. WINCHESTER FILKINS5 CASTLE.
7. PERCY V4 CASTLE (ANGELEA3 TAYLOR, SAMULE2, WILLAM1).
Children of PERCY CASTLE and EDITH are:
i. HAROLD A5 CASTLE.
ii. LESTER D CASTLE.
iii. DORTHY CASTLE.
iv. VIRGINIA CASTLE.
Researcher: Harold Cole Johnson
Thomas WITCOMB came to the US in 1874 and declared his citizenship in 1888 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois along with his son William Isaac as a minor. He brought his wife Mary GOULD Witcomb and children, Elizabeth Agnes, Mary Jane, William Isaac & George Henry “Harry”.
Elizabeth Agnes married Clem Lawrence MERRIMAN of Warren Township in Nov 1894. Clem worked for the Milwaukee Railroad and resided in Highland Park, Lake, Illinois. They had four children: Theresa born 1895 married Elmer HANCOCK, Frank born 1896 and died 1939, Edith Margaret born 1900 married Elmer A. Hancock, and Elizabeth Gould married to Mr. TOMPKINS.
Mary Jane Witcomb married George DeWitt Tompkins of Chicago and resided in Oak Park, Cook, Illinois. George worked for the city of Chicago. They had two children, George Albert born 1888 in Bensenville, DuPage County, Illinois married Etha DENT, and Elizabeth “Betsy” who to our knowledge never married and resided in Oak Park into the 1950’s.
William Isaac born 1967 went to Pipestone, Minnesota with his dad to help his Uncle Isaac Witcombe build a stone oven for his bakery. We have lost track of him since then.
George Henry “Harry” born 1870 in Chilcompton, Somerset, England moved
from Chicago when he was 18 to Deerfield, Lake County, Illinois and built
a house on West Deerfield Avenue (occupied by the William Desmonds in 1928).
He married Minnie Huehl of Northfield, Lake County. November 15,
1894. They had six children, five living to adulthood:
George Henry married Ruth CATLOW of Barrington (my grandparents) and they had two sons
Mable married George HARDER who had one son, Melvin, who died of an accident when he was 11 yr. old.
Irving married Sylvia LYONS of Libertyville, Lake County
Leslie married Margaret ANDERSON of Chicago, Cook County
and Edward who married and divorced later in life.
Minnie Huehl Whitcomb was a clerk on the school board 1917 and also on the board 1920 & 1926…she was also treasurer of the Wilmont School progressive Clue and served as president in 1922/1923.
Ruth Catlow Whitcomb (married to George H.) taught 2 years at Wilmont School 1919-1921 where she taught Leslie and met George after his return from WWI with injuries from shrapnel.
The above family of George Henry “Harry” Whitcomb was raised on a 40 acre parcel on Wilmont Road approximately ¼ mile south of Wilmont School and is now covered with ½ million dollar homes…it was located inside the city limits of Deerfield. George farmed the land part time while masonry was his main profession. Researcher: Liz Cwiklik
The rest of the story....
One thing that he brought from America was a vase that he had gotten in 1904 on his 40th birthday. His name is engraved on it as well as the date and also the words "Libertyville Fair." Does anyone know what that might have meant?
When Viktor returned to Sweden in 1919 he first renewed his Swedish citizenship. So, my cousin guesses that he must have been an American citizen for some years prior to coming back to Sweden.
I have attached a picture of Viktor which he brought with him. It's a great picture of him and it's difficult to "see" much background, but, perhaps it will "ring a bell" with someone.