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OCONTO COUNTY
Wisconsin
FAMILIES and BIOGRAPHIES

 .ROSS.


1860
Oconto, East Ward
Henry Ross - age 26; hotel clerk; born in Scotland
Ellen Ross - age 22: born in Scotland
James Ross - age 3; born in Illinois
note: 1870 Henry Ross and family lived in Chicago, Illinois, Ward 12, where he was a bookkeeper with 4 children.

Town of Marinette
George Ross - age 26; fisherman; born in England - living in Hotel

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1870
Oconto East Ward
Gregur Ross - age 24; bartender; born in Prussia
Louisa Ross - age 23; born in France
Louisa Ross - age 2; born in Wisconsin

Town of Little Suamico
Morris Ross - age 37; fisherman; born in Saxony
Ann Ross - age 31, born in Prussia

Town of Pensaukee
George Ross - age 36; farmer; born in England
Louisa Ross - age 23; born in Wisconsin
Louisa Ross - age 5; born in WI
George Ross - age 4; born in WI
Henry Ross - age 2; born in WI
William Ross - age 5 months; born in WI
George Ross - age 70; without occupation; born in England

Town of Peshtigo
Allen Ross - age 40; fisherman; born in Canada
note: survived the Great Peshtigo Fire of October 8, 1871
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1880

Town of Little River
Allen Ross - age 50; "Bachelor's home"; farmer; born in Canada; parents born in Canada

Town of Pensaukee
George Ross - age 44; farmer; born in England; father born in Scotland; mother born in England.
Louisa Ross - age 32; born in Wisconsin; father born in WI; mother born in Vermont.
Laney (Louisa) Ross - age 15; born in WI
George Ross - age 13; born in WI
William Ross - age 11 months; born in WI
Annie - age 8; born in WI
Albert - age 6; born inWI
Mary - age 3; born in WI
Margaret - age 8 months; born in WI
 

1900

Town of Pensaukee
George Ross - May 1832 age ? (death March 14, 1908); farmer; born in England; father born in Scotland; mother born in England.
Louisa Hardwick Ross - February 1853 age 47(October 5, 1849 ); born in Wisconsin; father (Luke Hardwick  born July 18, 1827) born in WI; mother (Lucy Butler) born in Vermont; married 33 years;14 births; 11 living children.
Mammie (Mary) Ross - February 1878; age 22; born in WI
Frank Ross - January 1886 age 14; born in WI
Etta Ross - April 1888 age 12; born in WI
Eva Ross -  June 1889 age 11; born in WI
William Dewar - grandson; February 1900; age 3 months; born in WI; parents born in WI.

note: William Ross  June 3, 1879 in Pensaukee; died 1934; married Catherine Hardwick born March 17 , 1879; married 1900 in Escanaba, Delta City, MI; son Henry Willard Ross born February 21, 1902

Oconto, East Ward
William Ross - November 11, 1864 age 35, born in New York, parents born in New York; Hotel Keeper Manager of Beyer House.
Edna Ross - wife; no age ; married 0 years; no births; born in WI; father in Pennsylvania; mother in WI

1905

Town of Pensaukee
George Ross -  age 73; farmer; born in England; father born in Scotland; mother born in England.
Louisa Ross -  age 59; born in Wisconsin; father born in WI; mother born in Vermont;
Mammie (Mary)  Ross -  age 22; born in WI
Frank Ross -  age 20; born in WI
Etta Ross - age 17; born in WI
Eva Ross -  age 15; born in WI
William Windros - age 78, born in England, parents born in England; occupation  Capitalist.

1910

Oconto East Ward
William Ross -  age 42, born in New York, parents born in New York; Hotel Keeper Manager of Beyer House.
Edna Ross - wife;  age32  ; married 10 years;; father in Pennsylvania; mother in WI
Mildred Ross - age 9 born in WI
Edward Ross - age 7 born in MI
William Ross - age 5 born in WI

Pensaukee
Frank Ross - head; age 24; Single; farmer, born in WI; father born in England; mother born in MI
Mayme Ross - sister age 28; single; farm labor
Etta Ross - sister age 31; single
Eva S. Sweer - sister age 19, married 1 year; 1 child
William Sweer (later Swaer) - brother in law; age 22, married 1 year; fisherman
Beatrice S. Sweer - niece; age 5 months

Albert Ross - head; age 35; born in WI; father in England; mother in WI; fisherman (net fishing)
Elizabeth Ross - wife; age 26; married 10 years; born in WI; parents born in WI
Emily M. Ross - daughter; age 10; born in WI
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Births - pre 1907
Emily M Ross 20 Nov 1900 Oconto  0221  000888
Marth Am Ross 26 Feb 1897 Oconto  0222  001366

Marriages - pre 1907
 Annie R Ross 09 Jan 1888 Oconto
 Christina Ross 08 Apr 1874 Oconto
 Julia Jennett Ross 01 Feb 1898 Oconto
 Lucy Ross 07 Jan 1881 Oconto
 Robt A Ross 09 Jan 1874 Oconto

Deaths - pre 1907
Ross    03 Jan 1883
Ross Bridget      10 Dec 1876
Ross Daniel Thomas     04 Mar 1891

Civil War Vets
Name: John Ross ,
Residence: Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Side Served: Union
State Served: Wisconsin
Service Record: Enlisted as a Sergeant.
Enlisted in Company C, 5th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin.
Promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant on 24 Feb 1865.
Transferred into Company C, 52nd Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 24 Feb 1865.
Transferred out of Company C, 5th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 24 Feb 1865.
Mustered Out Company C, 52nd Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 8 May 1865.
Sources: 97
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Name: John Ross ,
Residence: Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Enlistment Date: 10 May 1861
Side Served: Union
State Served: Wisconsin
Service Record: Promoted to Full Sergeant.
Enlisted as a Corporal on 10 May 1861.
Enlisted in Company F, 5th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 10 May 1861.
Discharged for promotion Company F, 5th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 15 Mar 1865.
Transferred into Company F, 52nd Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 15 Mar 1865.
Sources: 97
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Oconto Cemeteries
S2 R7 Ross, Elizabeth 1883 1946 Albert Ross Mother   Brookside Cemet
S2 R7 Ross, Albert 1874 1950 Elizabeth Ross Father   Brookside Cemet
S2 R7 Ross, Edith I. 1883 1944 Frank Ross    Brookside Cemet
S2 R7 Ross, Frank 1885 1964 Edith I. Ross    Brookside Cemet
S6 R13 Ross, George May 17, 1832 Mar. 14, 1908  Aged 76 years: Father   Brookside Cemet
S6 R13 Ross, Louisa Feb. 03, 1845 Jan. 26, 1908  Aged 63 years   Brookside Cemet

S32 R2 Ross, Anna 1896 Nov. 26, 1966 Reuben Ross    Evergreen Cemet
S32 R2 Ross, Reuben 1889 Oct. 09, 1966 Anna Ross    Evergreen Cemet
S20 R1 Ross, Edna D. 1878 Oct. 12, 1951  nee Orr   Evergreen Cemetery wife of William Edward Ross
S20 R1 Ross, Mildred L. 1901 2001   Evergreen Cemetery daughter of Edna Ross, sister of Edward Ross

B20  Ross, Edward 1903 Nov. 16, 1974 Marion Ross    Oconto Catholic son of Edna Ross
B20  Ross, Marion Sep. 12, 1912 May 11, 2002 Edward Ross    Oconto Catholic
B20  Ross, William E. Dec. 02, 1936 Dec. 21, 1972     Oconto Catholic
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more on the George and Louisa Ross Family at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~wioconto/hardwick2.htm
George Ross Family

          George Ross of Pensaukee first came to Oconto county before it had county organization, in the summer
          of 1856, and found a Fremont flag floating over Gardner’s sawmill. He was one of the signers of the
          petition for the organization of the county. Remaining about one year in Pensaukee, in Mr. Gardner’s
          service, he then went to work in Menominee for a short time. Returning to Pensaukee in 1857, he
          bought the land which now constitutes his farm. He owns also a half-mile frontage on the bay and has
          followed farming and fishing, but of late years leases his fishing property.

          Mr. Ross was born in England in May 1834 ( May 17, 1832), came to America in 1854 (1852),
          stopping in New York City, where
          he obtained employment the day after his arrival in Fulton Market. Soon after settling at Pensaukee he
          married Louisa Hardwick. Fourteen children have been born to them, of whom eleven are living – two
          sons and two daughters married and seven yet at home. He is and has long been school district officer.
          His  farm improvements and standing timber, worth $3,000 were swept away by the Peshtigo fire and
          himself and family escaped with their lives, as did others in the vicinity, by fleeing to the water at the
          bay shore. He likes this country - thinks it is the best known world for people of industry and
          intelligence.
         Oconto County Reporter  3/1896

George Ross
    born: May 17, 1832 in England
    died: Mar. 14, 1908  Aged 76 years:; buried at Brookside Cemetery, Oconto County, WI
    Father: Thought to be George Ross Sr.; born in England or Scotland in 1800 or 1805 and lived with family in 1870. Originally thought to be a farmer with wife Elizabeth in St. Joseph, MI.
    immigtation: 1852 .
    occupation: Fisherman and farmer
 + Louisa Hardwick - wife of George Ross, gave birth to 14 infants, 11 survived in 1900.
    born: Feb. 03, 1845 in Wisconsin
    died: Jan. 26, 1908  Aged 63 years:  buried at Brookside Cemetery
    Father: Moses Hardwick: born Lexington, Garrard County, Kentucky 1792: died August 1879 Scott Township, Brown Co., WI., at 87 years of age
    Mother: Catherine LAROCQUE  born in Green Bay, Michigan Territory 11 Dec. 1818.; married there 7 June 1835; daughter of Basil Couillard LAROCQUE and Catherine BRUNET; died 31 Jan. 1904 Town of Scott, Brown Co., WI., at 85 years of age.
    Children of George and Louisa Hardwick Ross: all born in Pensaukee, Oconto County, WI
        1. Louisa (Lucy) Ross -  born May 1866; married Frederick Schuls (Schulz) in Oconto County, Wisconsin, 7 Jan. 1881.
        2. George ROSS - born Pensaukee, Wisconsin September 1866. married Augusta ? who was born in Germany December 1869 and imigrated in 1870. In 1900 lived in Bessemer, MI; mill sawyer; 4 births, 3 children living; George April 1889; Ruth November 1892; Mandy August 1894.
        3. Henry ROSS - born Pensaukee, Wisconsin October 1868. In 1900 single logger in Ravalli, Montana.
        4. William ROSS - born Pensaukee, Wisconsin 1869    Lived in Escanaba, Michigan, with wife and children in 1908.
        5. Anne ROSS - born Pensaukee, Wisconsin 1872; married Henry John GIERKE in Oconto, WI, 9 Jan. 1888;  Henry was a fisherman; the son of John Fred GIERKE and Josephine GIERKE.
        6. Albert ROSS - born Pensaukee, Wisconsin 1874; occupation was fisherman, net fishing. Albert died 1950 Oconto Co., WI., at 72 years of age; buried in Brookside Cemetery; married Elizabeth "Liz" Mealy age 18; daughter of  John Mealy and Emma "Emily" Plucker; born 1883.  She died Sept. 8, 1946, Little Suamico at 63 years of age; buried on Brookside Cemetery.  1 child Emily M. Ross born November 20, 1900. Adopted son Wilber Mcgraw born in Wisconsin 1916.
        7. Mary ROSS  - born Pensaukee, Wisconsin 1877.
        8. Margaret ROSS - born Pensaukee, Wisconsin 1879.
        9. Frank ROSS - born in Wisconsin Jan. 1886; died 1964 at 78 years of age; buried Brookside Cemetery; occupation farmer;  Married Edith I. (?);. born 1883; died 1944 at 61 years of age; buried Brookside Cemetery..
        10. Ettie ROSS - born Wiscosnin April 1888.
        11. Elva "Eva" ROSS - born Oconto Co., WI. 1 June 1889. Elva died 28 Oct. 1933 Oconto Co., WI., buried Brookside Cemetery.  Married 1909 in Oconto County to William Stanley (Sweer) Swaer, Little Suamico.He was born 1887; died 1873; buried in Brookside Cemetery.  Father Carl (Charles) Swaer born July 17, 1842 in New York (Civil War Vet.); died September 26, 1926; buried in Brookside Cemetery, grandparents born in Germany; Mother Frances ? born in Wisconsin 1854; died 1926 buried in Brookside Cemetery. Children were Beatrice L.; Beulah M.; William G.; Fern R.

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Family of William Ross
William Edward Ross
    born: November 11, 1864 in New York; both parents born in New York.
    died:
    occupation: Beyer House Hotel Manager, Oconto, in 1900
+Edna Orr - wife
    born: 1878 in Wisconsin.
    Father: Samuel C. Orr born in February 20, 1848  Pennyslvania;  died 1890 in Oconto
    Mother: Ida J. Hurd born January 4, 1857 in Pensaukee, Oconto County; died 1895 in Oconto
    died: Oct. 12, 1951 in Oconto buried at Evergreen Cemetery
    married: 1900 in Oconto; divorced between 1910 and 1920
    Children of William and Edna Orr Ross:
        1. Mildred L. Ross
             born: January 12, 1901 in Oconto County
             died: April 8, 2001 DePere, Brown County, WI at age 100 years, buried Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto   
        2. Edward Ross
             born: 1903 in Oconto
             died: Nov. 16, 1974  buried Catholic Cemetery, Oconto
             married:  Marion ? Ross born Sep. 12, 1912; died May 11, 2002 buried Catholic Cemetery, Oconto
        3. William Orr Ross - Colonel. Retired. 1926 graduate of University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
             born: 1905 in Oconto



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