William W. and Russell Ray Hodge (brothers) are listed in the 1875 census for Olmstead County, MN on the same page. William died on 07 Jul 1883 in Farm Hill, Olmstead, Minnesota (near Rochester). He was born in Otisco, Onondaga County, 2/5/1826 and was married to a Mary M. Feller, who was born in Cayuga, County, New York 6/25/1830. Russell was born in Onondaga County NY (don’t know what city) on 29 Feb 1816. He married a Mary Cunningham (she had a sister Ann) and was living in Oswego in 1850.Russell may have lived in Skaneateles about 1830 as a Russell is listed as living there in the 1830 NY Census along with a Darius Hodge.Russell’s Children were Charles, Lucy, John and Irvine (my great grandfather). Irvine, my great grandfather, worked for the newspaper in Oswego, Oswego, NY, was an editor for the Rochester, MN Post and also the Kankakee Daily Journal in Illinois, so I have newspaper records of various trips, births and deaths in the family from about 1880 to 1941 when he died. It says in the 1875 Olmstead County, MN census that the father of William and Russell was born in (or came from) NH and since Russell and William were born in Onondaga County New York, I assume their father moved from NH to that county.
This is all that I have on the ancestry of this family. I once thought that he could be the son of Isaac Hodges Jr., because Isaac had a son born in 1805 named Russell, but the birth date doesn't fit and Isaac would have been terribly old to have William and no William is listed. I have not been able to determine the father of William and Russell to this date.
Any information on this family prior to 1850 would be greatly appreciated.