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This is three generations of my family tree. My ancestor William Dodge came to Marathon County in 1854.

 (Family actually goes back to 1250)

For further information, e-mail me - Shelley Dodge Green -

Descendants of William Edwin Dodge

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM EDWIN 19 DODGE (MARTIN18, SOLOMON17, THOMAS16, JOHN15, JOHN14, JOHN "CAPT"13, WILLIAM 3-112, JOHN11, JOHN10, OLIVER9, MICHAEL8, WILLIAM7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, ROBERT4, RALPH3, GEORGE2, PETER1) was born 11 August 1826 in McDonough, Chenango County, NY1,2, and died 21 June 1903 in Wausau Wi3. He married SARAH R. WRIGHT 08 August 1869 in Wausau Wi4, daughter of WILLIAM WRIGHT and MARY WATTLES. She was born 04 July 1854 in Saginaw,Saginaw County, MI, and died 24 February 1915 in Wausau Wi5.

There are several discrepancies about his age. The Family Bible has 1827 - his death certificate says 1826. His enlistment papers says he is 32 in 1861, year of birth 1829 . His discharge says he was 34 in 1865 - year of birth would then be 1831. The Federal Census of 1880 gives his age as 46 making the year of his birth as 1834. I think he was 42 when he was married in 1869 to 16 year old Sarah. According to the 1860 census, he was 28, making the year of birth 1832. According to the 1870 census, he was 35, born in 1835.

So we have -- 1826, 1827, 1829, 1831, 1832, 1834, and 1835. Quite a range.

He came to Marathon County in 1854 to "engage in logging".

Children of WILLIAM DODGE and SARAH WRIGHT are:

2. i. WILLIAM EDWIN DODGE, b. 07 August 1870, Wausau, Wi; d. 26 January 1943, Wausau Wi.

3. ii. CHARLES E. DODGE, b. 23 May 1873, Wausau Wi; d. 06 July 1965, Wausau Wi.

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM EDWIN 20 DODGE (WILLIAM EDWIN 19, MARTIN18, SOLOMON17, THOMAS16, JOHN15, JOHN14, JOHN "CAPT"13, WILLIAM 2, JOHN11, JOHN10, OLIVER9, MICHAEL8, WILLIAM7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, ROBERT4, RALPH3, GEORGE2, PETER1) was born 07 August 1870 in Wausau, Wi6,6, and died 26 January 1943 in Wausau Wi6. He married (1) HEDWIG "HARRIET" LOUISE WOLFF7 30 April 1900 in Town of Weston, WI8, daughter of CARL WOLFF and EARNESTINE HOFFMANN. She was born 09 March 1875 in Frankfurt Germany, and died 03 October 1915 in Wausau Wi9. He married (2) BESSIE MINNIE WENTE10 19 December 1916 in Wausau, Marathon County, WI11, daughter of CHRISTIAN WENTE and MINNIE SCHMIDT. She was born 10 November 1884 in Wausau, Marathon County, WI12, and died 24 January 1947 in Wausau, Marathon County, WI12.

Notes for WILLIAM EDWIN DODGE:

William was in all bodies of Masonry, Eastern Star and White Shrine of Jerusalem, Knights of Pythias, Elks, Wausau Club, and a Trustee of Masonic Lodge

He was first a machinist at Murray Mfg. Co., then a feed salesman on August 1, 1898.

Notes for HEDWIG "HARRIET" LOUISE WOLFF:

The Wolff's lived on a farm that is near the Rothschild paper mills at 1411 Lily Lane, Schofield, Wi. It is still (1997) in existence, and some of the family lives there yet.

Harriet's real name was Hedwig, but she liked Harriet better. She came to America on the SS Hohenstaufen - from Bremen which arrived June 3, 1883 at the Port of Baltimore. List number JJ-98-12

Her age was listed as 5, but she was 8. It was cheaper for children under a certain age, so her parents lied about the children's ages.

She belonged to the Order of Eastern Star.

Notes for BESSIE MINNIE WENTE:

Bessie was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, and White Shrine, Ladies Aid, Ladies, Literary and was a Worthy Matron of O. E. S.

Children of WILLIAM DODGE and HEDWIG WOLFF are:

i. WILBUR CHARLES "HANK"21 DODGE, b. 05 September 1901, Wausau, Marathon County, WI13; d. 30 May 1964, Madison, Dane County, WI; m. CLAIRE SCOTT; b. 05 September 1910, Mt. Horeb WI14.

4. ii. HELEN JEANETTE DODGE, b. 25 July 1905, Wausau, Marathon County, WI; d. 14 March 1993, Wausau, Marathon County, WI.

5. iii. SHELDON HOLMES DODGE, b. 29 July 1909, Wausau, Marathon County, WI; d. 20 August 1965, Wausau, Marathon County, WI.

3. CHARLES E. 20 DODGE (WILLIAM EDWIN 19, MARTIN18, SOLOMON17, THOMAS16, JOHN15, JOHN14, JOHN "CAPT"13, WILLIAM 12, JOHN11, JOHN10, OLIVER9, MICHAEL8, WILLIAM7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, ROBERT4, RALPH3, GEORGE2, PETER1) was born 23 May 1873 in Wausau Wi, and died 06 July 1965 in Wausau Wi15. He married (1) JESSIE HAMLIN, daughter of JAMES HAMLIN and MATILDA PATTEN. She was born September 1876 in Shicoten, Wi, and died 03 June 1931 in Wausau Wi16. He married (2) LYNN HAMLIN, daughter of JAMES HAMLIN and MATILDA PATTEN. She was born 08 May 188617, and died 21 January 1953 in Wausau, Marathon County, WI17,18.

Child of CHARLES DODGE and JESSIE HAMLIN is:

i. MARIAN EDNA21 DODGE, b. 20 March 1909, Wausau Wi19; d. 07 August 1998, Wausau, Marathon County, WI; m. RICHARD P. TAYLOR, 28 June 1935, Omaha, NB; b. 15 December 1908, Worchester, MA20; d. 26 April 1977, Wausau Wi.

Generation No. 3

4. HELEN JEANETTE21 DODGE (WILLIAM EDWIN 20, WILLIAM EDWIN 19, MARTIN18, SOLOMON17, THOMAS16, JOHN15, JOHN14, JOHN "CAPT"13, WILLIAM 3-112, JOHN11, JOHN10, OLIVER9, MICHAEL8, WILLIAM7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, ROBERT4, RALPH3, GEORGE2, PETER1) was born 25 July 1905 in Wausau, Marathon County, WI21, and died 14 March 1993 in Wausau, Marathon County, WI22. She married ROBERT L. PUGH, son of HARRY PUGH and MARY DOOLEY. He was born 25 July 1905 in Racine, Racine County, Wi, and died 13 September 1963 in Rochester, MN.

5. SHELDON HOLMES21 DODGE (WILLIAM EDWIN T26520, WILLIAM EDWIN T14519, MARTIN18, SOLOMON17, THOMAS16, JOHN15, JOHN14, JOHN "CAPT"13, WILLIAM 3-112, JOHN11, JOHN10, OLIVER9, MICHAEL8, WILLIAM7, WILLIAM6, WILLIAM5, ROBERT4, RALPH3, GEORGE2, PETER1) was born 29 July 1909 in Wausau, Marathon County, WI23, and died 20 August 1965 in Wausau, Marathon County, WI24. He married LOIS AMELIA EYSENBACH 20 July 1935 in Madison, Dane County, Ill.25, daughter of GUSTAV EYSENBACH and ELLA MILLER. She was born 27 March 1912 in Chicago, Cook County, ILL, and died 08 February 1987 in Wausau, Marathon County, WI26,27.

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