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.Jarvey - Gervais.
Descendant Host: Ty Hall

The Jarvey/Gervais family had been in North America for more than 200 years when young Michael Jarvey of Little Suamico signed up as a volunteer for the Civil War.  The Fourth Wisconsin Infantry was named the "Oconto River Drivers" since the men who formed it were employed in the dangerous Spring log drives to the mills on the lower Oconto River. Although initially an infantry unit, it was changed to cavalry mid way through the long and bloody years of war. He had left his wife and young children behind to fight in a war that originally was supposed to "be over in a few months". It lasted from 1861 into 1865, with troops needed after the fighting was over for reformation of the South. Coming back in 1866, Michael and his family farmed in Little Suamico. His children married and also farmed in Pensaukee. It has become a large extended family.

Generation 1

Michael Jarvey (also Gervais), born May 1815 in Wisconsin, died 24 Oct 1901 Oconto County
Wife unknown.
Wisconsin 1895 Census Enumerations
Soldiers of the late war (US Civil War) as reported as residing in the state as of June 20, 1895
These veterans fought in Wisconsin Units
Jarvey, Michael  Pvt.  H 12 Infantry Little Suamico
Jarvey, Michael; Oconto County; Enlisted Nov 27, 1863; Mustered Out in good standing  May 28, 1866

Children of Michael and ? Jarvey are:
         1.  Joseph Jarvey, born April 1857 in Wisconsin
         2.  Henry Jarvey born 1853 in Stiles Wisconsin
Generation 2
      1.  Joseph Jarvey, born April 1857 in Wisconsin
            Wife Mary Colson, born Dec. 1862 in Wisconsin, married 17 years in 1880. Died 1925 (Abram-Stiles Cemetery, Oconto County)
April 24, 1940
Old Resident Dies
Joseph Jarvey, an old time resident of Abrams, passed away at the home of his daughter in Chicago, Saturday, April 20, having spent the winter there. The remains were brought to Abrams Sunday and funeral services were held at the Stiles Catholic church and interment was in the Stiles cemetery. He was 86 years of age and is survived by a large family.

Generation 3
            Children of Joseph Jarvey and Mary ? are: (all born in Wisconsin)
                1. Joseph born June 1886 (June 2, 1884 Cem). Married June 2, 1906 Oconto County. Died Nov 22, 1961
                2. Ellen born Nov 1885
                3. Nora born May 1887
                4. Lorin (son) born July 1889
                5. Peter, born April 1891; died 1975 (Abram-Stiles Cemetery, Oconto County)
                    Wife Mae ?; 1899 - 1968 (Abram-Stiles Cemetery, Oconto County)
                6. Ida born Jan. 1893
Oconto County Reporter
January 18, 1912
Miss Ida Jarvey of Stiles and Albert Zak of Lena were united in marriage Tuesday morning, at ten at St. Patrick’s church, Rev. Fr. St. Louis officiating.
                7. Clarence born April 1894
                8. Agnes born Jan 1896
                9. Christine born Feb 1899
                10.Gertude born about 1912
                11. George born about 1913
                12. Mildred born about 1906
                13. Julie born about 1908

Generation 2
        2. Henry Jarvey born 1853 in Stiles WI, died July 1901.
           Wife Elizabeth Bentley born about 1860  in Prussia (now Germany). Married Oct 6, 1877 Oconto County. The 1900 Stiles township census listed her as a widow. Died 1926 (Abram-Stiles Cemetery, Oconto County)
Oconto County Reporter
July 24, 1891
Henry Jarvey, who had been battling with that fatal disease, consumption (Tuberculosis), for the past five months, died last Friday evening shortly after ten o’clock. Deceased was born in Stiles in 1853. And was about 38 years old at the time of his death, and has resided here continually for the past 15 years. He was an honest and industrial man, a kindhearted parent and devoted husband. His untimely taking off is a severe blow to his wife and eight children who survive him. The funeral was held from St. Patrick’s church last Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. The
internment was at the Catholic cemetery.

Generation 3
            Children of Henry Jarvey and Elizabeth ? are: (all born in WI)
                1. Andrew born Mar 1878; died 1946 (Abram-Stiles Cemetery, Oconto County)
                2. Henry Jr. born Mar 1879 died June 6, 1954 (Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto County)
                    Wife Mae ? born 1879; died Feb 9, 1954 (Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto County)
                3. Louisa born Set 1880
                4. Elizabeth born Sept 1883
                5. Alice born Mar 1885
Oconto County Reporter
March 14, 1885
Dan Ryan and Henry Jarvey are happy. During the past week each had his family increased, Dan being presented with a boy, while Henry, by the way of variety, was presented with a girl. All are doing well.
                6. Charles W. born Dec 15, 1886
                7. John M. born Feb 1889; died Nov 13, 1975 (Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto County)
                8. Mary J. born May 1891
Births pre- 1907 Oconto County
Clayton A Jarvey 09 Jun 1905  Oconto; died 1955 (St. Anthony Cemetery, Oconto County)

March 25, 1876
KILLED AT STILES.--On Thursday of this week Peter JARVEY was killed at one of Eldred¹s logging camps, one and a half miles above Stiles.  We learn that he was loading a load of logs and becoming impatient, jumped on the load and threw his weight on the chain by which a log was being drawn up.  The team feeling the extra weight threw itself into its work with increased vigor.

    JARVEY being unprepared for this lost his footing and was caught between the side of the load and the ascending log and was crushed between them.  The deceased was a young man raised on the river, and was a brother to Mike JARVEY who was killed by the Cars in Fort Howard a few years ago.