These obituaries were submitted by Eileen Gardiner
Eileen has also submitted photos that I will post shortly.
This is the obit for both Adam WOOD Sr and his son James (brother of
Adam Jr.) He was born 3/9/1816 & died 3/23/1890 in Otsego. Mr. Wood came to
Minnesota from Canada approximately 1855 with his wife & 7 children.
more children were born in Otsego. He was married to Catherine Wood on
1/26/1841, she was born 2/20/1818 in Canada and died 10/7/1875. Both
Mr. & Mrs. Wood can trace their ancestry in America back to approximately 1635
settling in Warwick Rhode Island. The Wood family resettled in Canada
after the Revolutionary War as they had been English Loyalists.
His son Alexander served in the 4th Infantry, Wright County, during the
Civil War. His son Charles married Harriet Pippen, also of Otsego.
Mr & Mrs Wood, Charles & Harriet are buried in the Otsego Cemetery.
Fleming, John C. died 8/15/1877 at the age of 47 yrs 8 mos 17 days (per
death certificate). He came to Minnesota from Maine in October 1856
and farmed land in Otsego. He was married to Eleanor Christie.
CARDER, WOOD, FREEMAN, FLEMING
Gertrude Carder Wood was born 12/14/1876, died 1/27/1948. She came to
Monticello with her parents William & Henrietta Carder & grandparents
William & Caroline Freeman in 1883. She was married to Horace Wood
11/24/1900. Horace Wood was born in Otsego 12/3/1877 and died 2/4/1953. He was the
son of Adam & Sarah Fleming Wood. They had 5 children, all were raised in
Both Mr & Mrs Wood and two of their children are buried in Riverside
Photo of Henrietta Freeman Carder was taken at her home approximately
She was born 11/8/1844 in Nova Scotia and died 11/30/1931. She was
married to William Carder 11/12/1874. Her ancestry can be traced back to Wm
Brewster of the Mayflower.
William Carder was born in Nova Scotia 12/6/1839 died in Monticello in
His ancestry can also be traced back to the Mayflower through the
Hopkins line. His family was one of the original settlers of Rhode Island
along with Roger Williams.
William & Henrietta had 4 children. The youngest was only 9 years old
when Mr Carder died and Henrietta raised her 4 children alone by farming a
small acreage on the outskirts of town.
COOK, FREEMAN, CARDER
William & Caroline Cook Freeman came to Minnesota, along with their
children (William & Henrietta Carder) and grandchildren from Nova Scotia
approximately 1883. William Freeman was a descendant of William Brewster of the
Mayflower and of John Freeman, one of the original founders of Eastham
William was born July 1814 in Nova Scotia and died 12/21/1885 in
Monticello. He & Caroline were married 11/9/1841. Caroline was born 8/3/1819 and
died 5/12/1913. Both are buried at Riverside Cemetery in Monticello.