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descendant contact:  Dawn Thom

Generation 1

John George
    born: 1823 in Vermont (1880 census), Mass. (1870 census), or New York (1850 census), 
    father: Levi George
born December 25, 1785 in Goffstown or Hillsborough, New Hampshire (found in Houndsfield, Jefferson, NY on 1840 census) or Scotland (1870 Census)
died May 10, 1830 in Brownsville, New York
    mother: Lucy A Bailey born 1790 in Francetown, New Hampshire or England (1870 census), married December 5, 1808 in Francestown, Hillsborough, New Hampshire
    occupation: Farmer in Jefferson, Brownsville, New York, 1850; Day Laborer in Sheboygan Falls in 1860; Lumberman in Mitchell, Sheboygan, Wisconsin in 1870; Farmer in Suamico, Brown County 1880;
    died: September 1880 in Chase, Oconto County or Suamico, Brown County, Wisconsin
Fort Howard Cemetery, Brown County, WI
notes on John: Served as a Private, 21st Infantry, Wisconsin, in the American Civil War from 29 March 1864 to 10 February 1865; drew pension. Came to Wisconsin between 1851 and 1854 (birth places of children). John's grandfather, Deacon Austin George (1756 - 1817), served as a Private in the American Revolutionary War, New Hampshire Militia, under Captain Nathaniel Gates in the Col. Jacob Gerrish Regiment from December 19, 1777 to April 8, 1778. Deacon George guarded Burgoyne's troops at Winter Hill. He was a surveyor and new the New Hampshire land well. First in North America was John George (great great grandfather of 1823 John George) born 1673 and baptised at St. John de Sepulchre, Norwich, Norfolk, England and immigrated shortly after his marriage in 1698, dying after falling through the ice on the Merrimack River near Haverhill, Mass. on Febuary 28, 1716 at age 42 years. contributed by
Austin George  - full and detailed George family tree posting on
+ Rebecca ( also Nancy) nee ? - wife of John George
    born:   1830 in New York
born in New York
born in New York
    married:  John George 1846 - family found in Jefferson, Brownsville, New York on 1850 census   
    died: in Suamico, Brown County, Wisconsin after 1890, she reported receiving widow's veteran pension benefits that year in town of Chase, Oconto County, Wisconsin
Fort Howard Cemetery, Brown County, WI
notes on Rebecca George, wife of John George: widowed Civil War pension recipient found on 1890 Veteran's Census for Chase, Oconto County; 
    children of John and Rebecca:
        1.  Emma George
                born:  1847 in
Jefferson, Brownville, New York
                married: January 2, 1872 in Oconto County, Wisconsin + Oliver White or Silas McMinn
        2. Charles B. George
                born: 1849 in Jefferson, Brownville, New York (not found on later censuses)
        3.  Charlotte George
                born: 1851 in
Jefferson, Brownville, New York
        4.   William Alexander George
                born: March 1854 in Wisconsin
                occupation: 1900 Farmer in Muskegon, Michigan
           + Anna B. Carlston (7 births, 7 children living in 1900)
                born: July 1862 in England
                married: October  5, 1879 in Oconto County, Wisconsin
        5.    Lucy A. George
                born: 1856
in Wisconsin
        6.   John  George
                born: 1858
        7.    Nancy D. George -
                born: 1858 in Wisconsin
                died: December 28, 1888 - age 30 years, 13 days
                burial:  Morgan Cemetery, Oconto County, Wisconsin

notes on Nancy D. George, buried in Morgan cemetery, is JOHN and REBECCA's daughter and my great grandmother.  The George F. Grant (1885 - 1963) buried in Morgan cemetery is her son.
          +   James Walter Grant - husband of Nancy George.
                 born in Minnesta
                 married: 1880 in Escanaba, Michigan
        8.    Francis L. George
                born:  1857
 Elmer George
                born:  1865
       10.    Fanny B. George
                born: 1867
       11.    Flora George (not found on the 1880 or later census)
                 born: 1868 
       12.   Rebecca D. George (adopted daughter)
                 born: 1875
            + Frank Collier
                 married: December 20, 1890 in Oconto County, Wisconsin

Generation 2

Elmer George
    born: August 1864 in Wisconsin (cemetery 1863)
    father: born in Maine
    mother: born in New York
    occupation: farmer in Chase 1900; Merchant 1920 in Oconto Falls

    died: 1933
  St Anthony Catholic Cemetery
+ Rose Forcier
    born: April 1871 in Wisconsin (cemetery 1870)  
    father: Moses Forcier (1843 - 1915) born in Wisconsin
    mother: Jane Young (1847 - 1933) born in Canada
    married: 1890

    died: 1923
  St Anthony Catholic Cemetery
    children of Elmer and Rose (5 births, 4 living in 1900):
        1.  Sadie George
                born:  January 1895 in Michigan (
cemetery 1894 )
                died: 1916 in Oconto County
        2. Howard
J. George - Veteran World War I
                born: January 12, 1895 in Spokane, Washington (see obituary below)
                died: 1954 (see obituary below)
                burial: St Anthony Catholic Cemetery, Oconto County

        3. Hattie George
                born: August 1898 in Wisconsin
        4. Hazel
                born: Sept 1899 in Wisconsin
        5. Beatrice George
                born: Sept 1902 in Wisconsin
        6. Phoebe George - 
                born: 1903
                died: 1904
                burial: St Anthony Catholic Cemetery, Oconto County
        7. Vio/Vlo George
                born: April 30, 1905 in Oconto County,  Wisconsin
        8. Fred George
                born: July 4, 1906 in Oconto County, Wisconsin
        9. Vivica/Veronica R. George
                born: September 21, 1907 in Oconto County, Wisconsin

    born: March 1863 in Wisconsin
    father: born in Vermont
    mother: born in New York
    occupation: farmer in Chase 1900; 
living in 1910 with daughter Myrtle L. in Perdue, Douglas, Oregon; living in Seattle Washington in 1920

+ Paulina Proulx
    born: December  11, 1872 in Wisconsin   
    father: Louis Proulx (1849 - 1932) born in French Canada
Mary Margaret Gagnon (1854 - 1923)  born in Wisconsin
    married: April 24, 1888 in Oconto County, Wisconsin
    died: December 7, 1900
    burial: Morgan Cemetery, Oconto County

    children of Frank and Pauline (4 births, 3 living in 1900):        
        1.  May F. George (1900 census)
                born: August 1894
        2. John W.
                born: March 1896 (cemetery June 9, 1898)
                died: January 29, 1902
                burial: Morgan Cemetery, Oconto County
        3. Pauline
                born: June 1897
        4. Francis L.
                born: September 28, 1901 (possibly 1900 given mother Pauline's death date)
                died: October 20, 1902
                burial: Morgan Cemetery, Oconto County

George Family children who are possibly connected, born in Oconto County but not found on later census or cemetery records:

  1.  May F. George (pre 1907 Wisconsin Births Index)
                born: March 20, 1889 in Oconto
  2.  Lawrence George (pre 1907 Wisconsin Births Index)
                born: January 12, 1892 in Oconto

  3.  Myrtle L George (pre 1907 Wisconsin Births Index)
                born: August 5, 1894 in Oconto


Howard J. George  

contributor: Richard LeBrosse

Publication: unknown 
Date: 1954  

Funeral services were conducted at the John Crooks funeral home on Tuesday morning for Howard J. George, 59, the Rev. Edward Haessly officiating. Burial took place in the catholic cemetery. The casket was carried by Messrs. Oscar Henne, Wilbur Bitters, Zavier Gauthier, Kermit Bigelow, Martin Fonders and Henry Kieffert. The flowers were in charge of Ernest Wusterbarth.

The deceased was born January 12, 1895 in Spokane, Washington, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elmer George. He had lived in this area for many years and for several years operated a tavern at Stiles. He made his home of late with his daughter, Mrs. Chester Leigh of Lena.

Survivors are a son, Lawrence of Milwaukee, three daughters, Betty, Mrs. Chester Leight, Ruby, Mrs. Howard Larsen of Sturgeon Bay, and Jane, Mrs. Donald Baumgart of Oconto, a brother, Fred of Milwaukee, and four sisters, Mrs. Hazel Peterson, Oconto Falls, Mrs. Viroca Hanek Lena, Mrs. Veo Fischer of Glenview, Illinois, and Mrs. Beatrice Costello of Milwaukee.

Tracks on the Standard Oil Company docks in Green Bay led to an investigation by authorities and on Saturday morning, George's car was found at the bottom of the river. His body was found in the back seat, and it is reported that death was due to drowning. It is also thought to have been in the water for at least a week. Green Bay officials are still working on the case and are making all efforts to contact people who might have seen him or know with whom he was before the car plunged off the dock. As the car was equipped with an automatic drive, the police have ruled out the idea of suicide, as it would have been possible for someone to have left the car before it went over the edge of the dock.