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John Wesley Ackermanb 16 Aug 1810 and
d. 18 Apr. 1895.
He is buried in the
Houseville, NY cemetery.
He lived in Houseville
for many Years. He was
Wagonmaker.He married twice;
firstwife was Julia Janette Jerome.
She b 3 Dec 1816 d. 16 Jan 1847.
They had at least 3 children.
2nd wife Lucy Cory
b. 12 Jan 1823 d. 18 May 1902
also buried in Houseville, NY.
only daughter of Curtis Cory &
Annice Burlingame d 1824.
Curtis Cory married 2nd time
to Nancy Parkinson.
second wife of John
Family picture of John Wesley Ackerman and his wife Lucy Cory AckermanThe lady sitting left
of Lucy is believed
to be Jenny Ackerman
who married Chris Scheidleman.
Next to her is believed to be
Amelia Ackerman, she married
( Donald would like a picture
of her and her husband)
The two boys are believed to
be Curtis Ackerman and
his brother Charles
Frank Ackerman & wife Annie Willard
Thought to be a wedding
George Willard & daughters, To his right Belle Helen & to his left Annie, who married Frank Ackerman
|There are a few interesting stories about
George Willard. I was told these stories by my great Aunt Hattie
Ackerman, sister to my grandfather. He and some other men, one being
a brother, went to California looking for Gold. While there the
group almost starved to death. The only thing that saved them was
that they found a dead mule. They ate it raw hair and all.
When their strengh came back they cooked it. From that incident
there was a saying in the family. Probably when one of the grandkids
didn't want to eat their vegetables. They would say that they did
not like it. George would say to them, "maggots are sweet to a
starving man." Also while looking for gold their party was attacked
by Indians. After the attack, George Willard said that it was
amazing that no one was hit. One of the other men said, George look
at your leg, you have an arrow in it. They then cut the arrow out of
his leg. When ever his grandkids were around they would always ask
him to tell the story about him being attacked by Indians. And after
the story they would ask to see the scar. As he always patiently
told them the story and about how they cut the arrow out, he would wince
because it was so painful. As time went by the scar bothered him and
he put it in his will that he wanted to be cremated after he died so that
no one would ever see that scar again. His ashes were placed in the
coffin of his daughter, Annie Ackerman when she died, and was buried in
the Houseville Cemetery in Houseville, NY.|
I hope you enjoyed those stories as much as I did. Don Stanford
Charles AckermanSon of John Wesley Ackerman
and Lucy Cory
Curtis AckermanSon of John Wesley Ackerman
and Lucy Cory
Daughter of John Wesley Ackerman
and Lucy Cory
Emma Ackerman Bush and Amelia Ackerman ChildBoth are children of John
W Ackerman and Lucy Cory.
Emma Ackerman was the second
wife of James Bush
(b 1821 d. Aug 1885) of
Martinsburg, NY. James Bush was
first married to Caroline Hills. They
had 9 children. Caroline is buried
in the Martinsburg Cemetery,
Martinsburg, NY. After her death
James married Emma Ackerman.
Probably around 1884. Emma
became pregnant and had a son,
James Ackerman Bush b March 1885.
Amelia Ackerman b. 12 Jun 1854
d. 9 Jan 1918. She married Thomas
Child b. 1 Jan 1815 d. 29 Sep 1898.
Both are buried in the Houseville
Cem. Houseville, NY.