Adams, John "Jack"
B: 1863, Chesterton, Cambridge, England
D:
M: 1891, Salome Bernath

FN: John Adams
MN: Sarah Unknown

Salome Bernath's parents:
FN: George Bernath, Sr.
MN: Catherine Donneral

Children of John "Jack" Adams and Salome Bernath:

John Henry "Jack" Adams
B: 23 May 1892, St. Vincent, MN
D: 1976, Buried: Hillside Cemetery, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
M: 03 Jan 1925, Olga Sampson, at Bagot, Manitoba, Canada d. 1978, Hillside Cemetery, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada

Margaret Catherine Adams
B: 12 Oct 1893, St. Vincent, MN
D: 05 Oct 1976, Buried: Hillside Cemetery, Portage LaPrairie, Manitoba, Canada
M: 1954, Fred Lenton, at Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada d. 1968. Buried: Hillside Cemetery, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada.

Harry Adams
B: 05 Sep 1895, St. Vincent, MN
D: 07 Jun 1986, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. Buried: Hillside Cemetery, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
M: Never married. No Children.

Sarah "Sadie" Adams
B: 01 Jan 1896, St. Vincent, MN
D: 17 Oct 1966, Costa Mesa, CA
M: "Roz" Gibson "Jimmie" Chambers, at Costa Mesa, California
d. 1950

James Earl Adams
B: 31 Oct 1898, St. Vincent, MN
M: 04 Jan 1930, Hazel Catherine Bernath, at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
D: 17 Feb 1962, Pratt, Manitoba, Canada. Buried: Austin, Manitoba, Canada

George Arthur Adams
B: 12 Apr 1901, St. Vincent, MN
D: 06 Dec 1935, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Buried: Hillside Cemetery, Portage LaPrairie, Manitoba, Canada
M: 24 Oct 1928, Phyllis McKay, at Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
b. 4/22/08 d. 6/19/95

Vincent Alfred Lloyd "Alf" Adams
B: 09 Jan 1908, St. Vincent, MN
D: 28 Jul 1991, Bagot, Manitoba, Canada.
Buried: Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
M: 06 Oct 1934, Laura Evelyn Blight at Oakville, MB
b. 10/31/1909 d. 5/15/94

Walter Adams
B: 02 Oct 1909, Burnside, Manitoba, Canada
D: Unknown.
Buried: Hillside Cemetery, Portage LaPrairie, Manitoba, Canada
M: 18 Mar 1935 (1) Beryl Scharff at Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
d. 3/18/70
M: 03 Sep 1971 (2) Ann Loewen


The John Adams Family

John Adams was born in Chesterton, Cambridge, England in 1863, the third of five sons of John and Sarah Adams. He came to Canada in 1881 and worked in the coal mines near Montreal before moving to Pembina, North Dakota. He married Salome Bernath iin 1891 in St. Vincent, Minnesota just across the river from where they farmed. Salome was born in Brussels, Ontario in 1867 to George and Catherine Bernath, who moved their family to Pembina in 1879.

John and Salome had eight children, all born at St. Vincent, Minnesota except for the youngest son, Walter, who was born at Burnside on the family farm. They were: John (Jack), Margaret, Harry, Sarah (Sadie), James (Jim), George, Alfred (Alf), and Walter. In 1905 the family left their farm near Pembina and moved to Portage La Prairie, Manitoba. In 1907 they bought a farm at 32-11-8, in the Burnside district, and moved there. In 1914, they also bought the farm at N 1/2 28-11-8 and lived there until their youngest son, Walter and his wife, Beryl, took over that farm in 1936. At that time, John and Salome moved back to 32-11-8 where they built a new house. To help pay for his farms, John cleared land in the Island Park, Portage for $1.50 a day. He was a lover of Clydesdale horses and owned and raised many of them to work on his farm. In 1948, John and Salome retired to live in Portage at 118 Tupper St., N., until his death in October, 1953, and her death in December of the same year. They are buried in Hillside Cemetery, Portage la Prairie. A few years after John left England, his widowed mother and four brothers moved to Winnipeg where his mother lived to be 101, only a week short of living to be 102.


Sources and/or Contributors:

Excerpts from a book about the Burnside Area, Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, pps. 84-88, submitted by Shirley Adams Taylor via Russell Hart.

Russel M. Hart, 17 Sep 2002 (Formation@earthlink.net)