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Descendants of John Howland

Generation No. 1


1.  JOHN1 HOWLAND was born Abt. 1810 in England.  He married MARY E. COLLINS, daughter of G. COLLINES and MAIE ?.  She was born Abt. 1820 in England.


In 1860 census, WI, Monroe Co., Clifton Twp., page 021;  John Howland, age 50, male, farm laborer, born England, Mary, female, age 40, born England, Herman, male, age 13, born WI, Obet, female,age 10, born WI, Caroline, female, age 7 born WI, Erwin, male, age 5, born WI.   There is in Wilton Twp., page 216 a Ellen Howland, age 15, female, doing domestic work, born WI, and she resides with a family named Leah (sp) born VT.


Notes for MARY E. COLLINS:

The marriage abstract in Monroe Co.,WI, of E. S. Needham to Mary Howland is as follows: name of husband-E. S. Needham, father of husband-John Needham, mother of husband-Isabell ?, occupation of husband-left blank, residence of husband-New Lisbon, Juneau Co., WI, birthplace of husband-Markum (sp) Adison Co., VT, name of wife-Marie E. Howland, father of wife-G. Collins, mother of wife-Maie (sp), birthplace of wife-left blank, time of marriage-January 1, 1868, at Clifton, Monroe Co., WI, witnesses-Mrs. Pates and Mifs Syby (sp), person pronoucing marriage-Hugo Metzel of Monroe Co., WI

 The 1910 census states that Mary had 13 children and 8 are living.

 Children of JOHN HOWLAND and MARY COLLINS are:

                   i.    ELLEN2 HOWLAND, b. Abt. 1845, WI.



In 1860 census, WI, Monroe Co.m, Wilton Twp., page 216: Ellen Howland is age 15 and doing domestic work, she was born Wi and lives with another family ??.


2.               ii.    HERMAN HOWLAND, b. Abt. 1847, WI.

                 iii.    OBET HOWLAND, b. Abt. 1850, WI.

                 iv.    CAROLINE HOWLAND, b. Abt. 1853, WI.

                  v.    ERWIN HOWLAND, b. Abt. 1855, WI.

3.              vi.    WILLIAM HENRY HOWLAND, b. April 18, 1861, Clifton, WI; d. December 29, 1940, Camp Dougles, Juneau Co., WI.

4.             vii.    ALBERT AMBER LAFAYETTE HOWLAND, b. January 25, 1864, Kickapoo Valley, WI.

               viii.    SUSIE M. HOWLAND, m. ALBERT W. PROTHERO, April 19, 1878, Tomah, Monroe Co., WI; b. Baraboo, Sauk Co. WI.



The marriage abstract of Susie Howland, which is found in the Monroe Co., WI records is as follows:   name of husband-Albert W. Prothero, name of father of husband-Wesley Prothero, mother of husband-Elizabeth A. Prothero, occupation of husband-lumberman, residence of husband-Kingston, WI, birthplace of husband-Baraboo, WI, name of wife-Susie. M. Howland, father of wife-John Howland, mother of wife-Mary A. Howland, birthplace of wife-left blank, time of marriage-April 19, 1878, place of marriage-Tomah, Monroe Co., WI, color of parties-white, ceremony contracted-Ritual M. E. Church, witnesses-Mrs. Addie Button and Miss May Horton, person pronouncing marriage-O. H. Button of Tomah, Monroe Co.,WI


                  ix.    JOHN HOWLAND, b. Watersville, NY; m. JENNIE MILLER, July 26, 1877, Wilton, Monroe Co., WI.

 Notes for JOHN HOWLAND:

The marriage abstract of John Howland and Jennie, which is in Monroe Co.,WI is:  name of husband-John Howland, father of husband-John Howland, mother of husband-Mary A. Howland, occupation of husband-farmer, residence of husband-Wilton, Monroe Co., WI, birthplace of husband-Waterville, NY, full name of wife previous to marriage-Jenny Hoyt, father of wife-John Miller, mother of wife-Catharine Miller, no birth place of wife listed, date of marriage-July 26, 1877 at Wilton, Monroe Co., WI, by what ceremony-State Laws of WI, witnesses- C. O. Eastman and Mary Eastman,



Generation No. 2


2.  HERMAN2 HOWLAND (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1847 in WI.  He married JENNIE SAULES April 16, 1883 in New Lisbon, Juneau Co., WI, daughter of J. SAULES and ABIGAIL ?.  She was born Abt. 1850 in VT.



In 1870 census, WI, Juneau Co., Town of Lisbon, taken June 20, 1870, page 75b:  Herman Howland, age 22, male, farmer, born WI, Alice, female, age 20, keeping house, born VT, Abigail, female, age 1, born WI

The 1880 census shows his family living in the Township of Lisbon, Juneau Wisconsin, Page 426. Herman is not listed with the family but Jennie is listed as wife not widow and she is keeping house. She has three children with her; Abbie Howland age 11, Mary Howland age 10, and Franklin Howland age ?

Herman's marriage abstact is as follows: full name of husband-Herman Howland, father of husband-John Howland, name of mother of husband-Mary Collins, occupation of husband-laborer, residence of husband-New Lisbon, Juneau Co., WI, birthplace of husband-State of IL, full name of wife previous to marriage-Jennie Saules, father of wife-G. S. Saules, mother of wife-Abigail Saules, birthplace of wife-Vermont, time marriage contracted-April 16, 1882, place marriage contracted-New Lisbon, color of parties-white, witnesses-S. H. Setmaridum and Jennie Robinson, person-pronouncing marriage-William McKay of New Lisbon,



                   i.    ABIGAL E3 HOWLAND, b. Abt. 1869, WI.

                  ii.    MARY L. HOWLAND, b. Abt. 1870, Wisconsin.

                 iii.    FRANKLIN M HOWLAND, b. Abt. 1874, Wisconsin.


3.  WILLIAM HENRY2 HOWLAND (JOHN1) was born April 18, 1861 in Clifton, WI, and died December 29, 1940 in Camp Dougles, Juneau Co., WI.  He married (1) MARGARET PIGEON March 21, 1881 in Juneau Co.,WI, daughter of JOSEPH PIGEON and ELIZABETH SEYMOUR.  She was born October 18, 1865 in Fulton, Oswego Co.,NY, and died April 09, 1928 in Merrill, Lincoln Co., WI.  He married (2) MARY JANE HORTON July 18, 1886 in New Lisbon, Juneau Co., WI.  She was born December 07, 1867 in Oxford, Marquette Co., WI, and died February 12, 1937 in Mew Lisbon, Juneau Co., WI.



In 1905 census, WI, Juneau Co., 2nd wrd of city of New Lisbon, page 326:  William Howland, head, age 48, born WI, both parents born England, occupation-miller, Mary J., wife, age 37, born WI, Eva, daughter, age 18, occupation-housework, ?, daughter, age 15, May, daughter, age 14, Myrtle, daughter, age 13, Jennie (sp), daughter, age 10, ?,Maybe Charles, son age 3, ?, maybe Irma, daughter, age 1, Mary Needham, mother.

In 1910 census, WI, Juneau Co., City of New Lisbon, ED 80, page 8;  William H. Howland, head, age 48, married 23 or 28 years, born WI, Mary (sp), wige, age 42, married 23 or 28 eyars, had 16 children and 9 living, born WI, May, daughter, age 18, born WI, Lizzie, daughter, age 14, born WI, Charlie, son, age 7, born WI, Emma, daughter, age 6, born WI, Caroline, daguther age 3, born WI, John P. or D., son age 1 3/12 born WI, Albert, brother, age 46, married 17 years, born WI, Elsie, niece, age 12 born WI, Mary Needman, mother, age 90, widowed, had 13 children and 8 living, born England.

In 1920 census, WI, Juneau Co., Lisbon Twp., New Lisbon City, ED 26, page 6:  William Howland, head, age 58, born WI, both parents born England, Mary, wife, age 53, born WI, father born NY, mother born NY, Charles, son, age 17, born WI, Erma, daughter, age 15, born WI, Caroline, daughter, age 13, born WI, John, son age 10, born WI.

1930 census, WI, Juneau Co., New Lisbon City, ed 29-21, page 129 B.

William Howland head, rents, 8 for property value, no radio, age 67, married age 24 when married, can read and write. born WI, both parents born England, works as laborer at odd jobs. Mary, wife, age 63, , married at age 20, can read and write, born WI, father NY, mother WI.  John, son, age 21, single, can read and write, born WI and both parents born WI. laborer of odd jobs. This family lives about 5 residences from David Pigeon.

The obituary of William Henry Howland, found in New Lisbon, Juneau Co., WI newspaper on January 9, 1941, states that he is the son of John and Mary (nee COLLINS) Howland. He was forn April 18, 1861 in Clifton, WI and died at the home of his son in law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Barrett of Camp Douglas on December 29, 1940.  He was united in marriage at New Lisbon, Juneau, Co., WI, on July 18, 1886 to Mary Jane Horton, who preceded him in death on Feb. 12, 1937.  To this union was born 13 children, 4 of whom died in infancy and are buried in the New Lisbon, WI cemetery.  Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Eva Hodges, Camp Douglas, WI; Mrs Nora Hyde, WI Rapids; Mrs. mae Schwan, Iron Ridge; Mrs Myrtle Wagner, New Lisbon; Mrs. Jessie Man, Cleveland, OH; Charles of WI Rapids; Mrs Irma Barrett, Camp Douglas; Mrs Caroline Martin and John of New Lisbon; also 1 sisiter, Mrs. Susan Prothero, Kimberly, Idaho; 27 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.


Margaret Pigeon's marriage to William H. Howland is located in the marriage records of Juneau Co.,WI Volume 3, page 159. It is: William H. Howland, to Margaret Pigeon, residence of husband-New Lisbon, WI, bithplace of husband-New Lisbon, WI, Place of marriage-New Lisbon, Wi, marriage dat March 21, 1881, father of husband-John Howland and mother of husband-Mary Howland, parents of the wife- Joseph Pigeon and Eliza Pigeon.

 In 1900 census, WI, Juneau Co., New Lisbon City, ED 84, page 5:  Charles Spies, head, age 59, born October 1840, born NY, both parents born Germany, Maggie, wife, age 36, born October 1863, had 7 children and 6 living, born NY, father born French Canada, mother born NY, married 16 years, Charles, son, age 13, born 1887, NY, Amerson (sp) I think this is actually Harrison, son, born 1893 WI, Francis, daughter, born 1896, WI, Edward, son, born 1898, WI, Nellie, daughter, born 1900, WI. they live hear the Chris Lutz family which is Margaret's sister Zoi's family.

There is no divorce for Charles Spies and Margaret Pigeon Spies found in Marathon Co. from 1900-1905. This was checked by researcher Beth Stahr in 1995 and there was no marriages for Margaret in Marathon Co., for Maggie/margaret Spies in Marathon Co., from 1908-1921

The Marriage of Margaret Pigeon to James Martz is listed in the WI pre 1907 marriages as: Name of husband-James Martz, father's name-William Martz, mother's name-Sophia Morris, occupation of husband-laborer, residence of husband-Tomah, WI, birthplace of husband-Richland Center, WI, full name of wife previous to marriage-Margaret Pidgeon-Spies, full name of father of wife-Joseph Pidgeon, name of mother of wife before marriage-Wliza Seymour, birthplace of wife-Fulton, NY, color of parties-white, date of license-August 10, 1903, time marriage contracted-August 16, 1903, place marriage contracted-City of Tomah, WI, By what ceremony contracted-Joining of hands, names of witnesses- Harvey Clark and Charles T. Cloflim (sp),

In 1905 census, WI state, Marathon Co., Wausau city, 9th Ward page 995, Charles Spies, head, age 64, divorced, born NY, parents born Germany, occupation-cook, Charles, son age 17, born WI, both his parents born Ny, works as a day laborer, Harrison, son, age 13, born WI, Edward, son age 9 born WI. All are single but for Charles, father who is divorced.

In 1910 census, WI, Lincoln Co., Merrill city, 105 Thomas St, ED 60 page 5,or page 253,  census taken April 18, 1910; James Martz, head, age 56, married 7 years, born WI, both parents born PA, works as laborer, Margaret, wife, age 48, born NY, had 15 children 7 living, Harry, step son, age 17, born WI, Francis, step daughter, age 16, born WI, Elsie, daughter, age 5, born WI, Mary E. daughter, age 2 born WI.

In 1916 Merrill, Lincoln Co., WI sity directory shows a James an Margaret Martz living at 609 Grand Ave and later at 609 State St. Also residing there was a Harrison Martz(sp) a laborer. James was a paper mill worker as was John Abrahamson, whose wife's name was Philmenia.

In 1920 census, WI, Lincoln Co., Merrill city, ED 114, page 3b: Margaret Martz is a boarder, she is age 52 widowed, born NY, no occupation, Mary Martz is age 12 and is a boarder. They live in the home of John Abrahamson age 70, born Finland, citizenship-1893 NA, 1909 (?) works day laborer on the city streets.  and his wife Phileman,age 66. Phileman's mother is Canadian French, and there is a stepson of the Abrahamson's, Frank Tauchett, age 28, Frank was born in WI and his Dad is Canadian French and the mother is born in WI.  Possibly the Frank has a tie to the Pigeon family who are Canadian French.

The funeral information from the Merrill WI newspaper, April 12, 1928,for Margaret is as follows: Funeral Friday.  Mrs. Margaret pigeon-Pierson, who died Tuesday morning (about April 10, 1928) of heart trouble at Holy Cross Hospital was born October 18, 1865 and leaves her widower, Henry Pierson, three sons and three daughters, Mrs August( Mary) Kottman, Mrs. Francis Tozier, Mrs. Elsie Englin and Harry, Charles, and Edward Spies. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at the Church of the Ascesion.


I do not know when Mary's husband and the father of William and Albert Howland passed away but in the 1870 census Mary has remarried and is married to a man named Eli Needham. Eli and Mary appear the same age on the census. The New Lisbon Cemetery Book page 182 has info on Eli's death

In the 1910 census she is living with her son William H. Howland and his family along with Albert her son.  See William's census notes for this information.

1930 census of Mary's information can be found in husband's notes.

The obit of Mary Jane Horton was printed in the New Lisbon, WI paper 2/18/1937. It is as follows.

Mrs. William Howland died at her home in this city, Friday, Feb. 12, 1937, after a long illness. She was 69 years, 2 months and 5 days of age.

Mary Jane Horton was born at Oxford, Marquette Co. WI December 7, 1867. She united in marriage in New Lisbon, WI to William Howland on July 18, 1886. To this union 13 children were born, four of whom died in infancy. This city has been the home of the family with the exception of two years in Necedah, Juneau Co., WI.

Mrs Howland was baptized in August 1913 and became a member of the First Baptist Church of this city_____? before ill health overtook her , attended church frequently. She was a devoted wife and a loving mother. For many years she has been very frail, gradually getting weaker until death summoned her Friday morning. Last July Mr. and Mrs, Howland celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary.

Surviving her are the husband and the following children:  Mrs. Eva Hodge, Camp Douglas, WI; Mrs Nora Hyde, Hiles; Mrs Mae Schwan, Iron Ridge; Mrs Myrtle Wagner, New Lisbon,; Mrs Jessie Mann , Cleveland, OH; Charles Howland, Nekoose; Mrs. Irma Barrett, Camp Douglas; Mrs. Caroline Martin adn John Howland of New Lisbon.  One sister Mrs Mahala Howland, Waukesha; three brothers, John and George Horton of Black Duck, MN, and Willard Horton of NC; 23 grandchildren, and 11 great grand children, besides other relatives and many friends also survive.

Funeral services were held from the home last Monday afternoon at 2 PM and from First Baptist Church at 2:30 PM., Rev. C. I. Peterson, pastor of the church officiating. Burial was made in the New Lisbon, Cem.

Relatives from away who attended the funeral were: Mrs. J. C. Mann of Cleveland, OH; Mr. and Mrs. Nick Hodges, Mrs Cora Madisen, Mr and Mrs Alvin Young, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Barrett Sr. and Mrs. George Barrett, all of Camp Douglas; Mrs Edwin Schwan of Iron Ridge, Mrs ??????



5.                i.    EVA FLORA3 HOWLAND, b. July 17, 1887, New Lisbon, Juneau Co., WI; d. June 24, 1968, Camp Douglas , Juneau Co., WI.

                  ii.    MAY HOWLAND, b. Abt. 1892.

                 iii.    MYRTLE HOWLAND, b. August 14, 1893, Juneau Co., WI; m. CHARLES WAGNER.

                 iv.    LIZZIE HOWLAND, b. Abt. 1896.

                  v.    CHARLIE W. HOWLAND, b. May 22, 1902, New Lisbon, Juneau Co. WI.



The obituary on Charles Howland which is found in the New Lisbon, Juneau Co., WI newspaper had the following obit on September 16, 1959:

Charles Howland Sr. a son of William and Mary Howland was born in New Lisbon, Juneau Co., WI, on May 22, 1902. He attended the New Lisbon Public schools. In 1922 he was untied in marriage to Edith Wright. At the time of his death he was a shareholder and manager of Tri-City Fur Foods, Ins, at WI Rapids and also operated on the areas largest mink ranches. Burial was in Riverside cemetery in Nekoosa, WI. Left to mourn his passing are 1 brother John of Oregon, 5 sisters, Mrs. Charles Wagner of New Lisbon, Mrs. Thomas Barrett and Mrs. N Hodges of Camp Douglas, WI., Mrs Edwin Schwan of Iron Ridge and Caroline Johnson. His parents and 2 sisters preceded him in death.

                 vi.    IRMA HOWLAND, b. Abt. 1904; m. TOM BARRETT; b. Abt. 1891, WI.

                vii.    LILLIAN HOWLAND, b. November 22, 1905, WI; d. November 29, 1905, Juneau Co.,WI.

6.            viii.    CAROLINE HOWLAND, b. October 19, 1906, Juneau Co., Wisconsin; d. September 05, 1976.

7.               ix.    JOHN D. HOWLAND, b. Abt. 1909, New Lisbon, Juneau Co., WI; d. November 28, 1980, Oregon.


4.  ALBERT AMBER LAFAYETTE2 HOWLAND (JOHN1) was born January 25, 1864 in Kickapoo Valley, WI.  He married MAHALA EVALINE DORCUS HORTON October 13, 1889 in New Lisbon, Juneau Co., WI, daughter of CHARLES HORTON and SARAH ?. 


The marriage abstract of Albert Howland to Mahala Horton of Juneau Co., WI is: husband-Albert Ambor LaFayette Howland, father of husband-John Howland, mother of husband-Mary Ann Howland, occupation of husband-laborer, residence of husband-New Lisbon, Juneau Co., WI, birthplace of husband-Kickapoo Valley, WI, name of wife-Mahala Evaline Dorcus Horton, father of bride-Charles Horton, mother of bride-Sarah Jane Horton, birthplace of wife-not listed, when marriage contracted-October 13, 1889, at New Lisbon, Juneau Co., WI, by Justice of the peace, witnesses-William H. Horton and Lydia C. Brown, person pronouncing marriage-W. H. H. Cash of New Lisbon, Juneau Co., WI



8.                i.    SUSAN ELLOUISE3 HOWLAND, b. August 03, 1890, Orange Twp., Juneau Co., WI; d. March 31, 1987, New Lisbon, Juneau Co., WI.

                  ii.    CLARENCE HOWLAND, b. September 17, 1901, WI; d. January 30, 1974.

                 iii.    ELSIE HOWLAND, m. ART AVERY.

                 iv.    MAE HOWLAND, m. ? WEBER.

9.               v.    GENEVA EDITH HOWLAND, b. Abt. 1895, WI; d. August 17, 1972.

                 vi.    FLETCHER HOWLAND, d. May 28, 1930.

                vii.    WILLIAM C. HOWLAND, b. Abt. 1928; d. 1985; m. (1) ELVINA L. PRAY; b. 1927; d. 1963; m. (2) BETTY ?.

10.          viii.    ALBERT C. HOWLAND, b. 1893; d. 1971.

11.             ix.    FRED HOWLAND.

contributed by Patricia Skinner McCord

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