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Descendants of Abraham Knisely
Generation No. 1
1.ABRAHAM1 KNISELY was born abt. 1794 or 1806 in Pennsylvania.He married (1) Susanna Cline (?) He married (2) SARAH 1844.He married (3) MARY MILLER 28 August 1862 in Crawford County, Ohio.
Notes for ABRAHAM KNISELY:
There may be another sister:Rebecca Knisely married 22 October 1840 to Adam Cooper in Marion County, Ohio.Also a Rebecca Knisely married William Swisher October 1840 in Crawford County, Ohio.
"Families of Crawford County" page 205
"History of Hardin County"
"Zuck GEnealogy" by Harry Zuck 1983
Will of Abraham Knisely
In the name of the fore__________ father of __________
I. Abraham Knisely of the Township of Chatfield, ____________________________________________________________
make and publish this my last will and testament.
__________________________ and desire to my beloved wife in lieu of _______________________ the farm on which we now reside situate in the township of Chatfield, County of Crawfrod containing about twenty acres of land so long as she remains in my name.At the death of my wife or at the time of marriage, if such be the case, I give and devise to my daughters Mary Ann Zuck, Eliza Shupp, Sarah Walcutt and Jane Winger the real estate aforesaid._________________________________________ of my said daughters should die before the ____________ or marriage of my said wife, leaving no children at the ___________________ of my said wife through the share of said property __________________to such deceased daughter is hereby devised and _________________ to the daughters of mine or their heirs.
_____________ second.My other legal heirs have all received their portion of dower of my estate both personal and real.
I desire that no appraisal and no sale of my personal property be made and that the Court of Probate direct the comission of the__________, in persuance of the Statute.
Per Testimony hereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this eleventh day of June in the year of our Lord One thousand and eight hundred and sixty eight.
Abraham Knisely (Seal)
Mary Knisely, widow, declines to administer her husbands will and names W.M. Wingert as her successor, 20 July 1868.She marked the paper with an X.
Children of ABRAHAM KNISELY are:
2. i. MARY ANN2 KNISELY, b. 31 October 1820, Pennsylvania; d. 15 April 1897, Hardin County, Ohio.
ii. JACOB KNISELY, b. Abt. 1822.
3. iii. LYDIA ANN KNISELY, b. 1823, Pennsylvania; d. 04 January 1864, Cow Creek, Shasta County, California.
iv. ELIZA KNISELY, b. Abt. 1825, Pennsylvania; m. MR. SHUPP OR SHOOP.
Notes for ELIZA KNISELY:
Mentioned in fathers will.Sister to Mary Ann.
4. v. LAVINA KNISELY, b. 06 February 1831, Pennsylvania; d. 21 June 1894, Bucyrus, Crawford, Ohio.
5. vi. SARAH A. KNISELY, b. 18 August 1836, Pennsylvania; d. 18 August 1876, Lykens, Crawford County, Ohio.
vii. JANE KNISELY, b. 27 November 1839, Pennsylvania; d. 27 November 1869, Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio; m. HENRY M. WINGART, 07 October 1856, Crawford County, Ohio; b. 02 June 1833; d. 24 July 1913.
Notes for JANE KNISELY:
Mentioned in fathers will.
Obituaries:The Crawford County Forum - 3 December 1869
Bucyrus Journal 3 December 1869
Notes for HENRY M. WINGART:
Administrator of Abraham Knisely's estate - his wife's father.He was named so by his mother-in-law.
Occupation - Lawyer
Generation No. 2
2.MARY ANN2 KNISELY (ABRAHAM1) was born 31 October 1820 in Pennsylvania, and died 15 April 1897 in Hardin County, Ohio.She married JOSEPH ZUCK 22 October 1840 in Marion, Marion County, Ohio, son of JOHN ZUCK and ANNA VAN GUNTINE.He was born 06 October 1811 in Ross County, Ohio, and died 22 October 1889 in Marion County, Ohio.
Notes for MARY ANN KNISELY:
Obituary The Kenton Democrat 22 April 1897.
Died of a stroke.
Notes for JOSEPH ZUCK:
Born in 1811 in Ross County, Ohio, Joseph Zuck was there brought up and educated, going as a young man to Marion County.Although brought up on a fgarm, he began life as a merchant, having a general store in Caledonia.Selling out in 1848, he turned his attention to agricultural pursuits, buying his father's homestead property.A few acres had been cleared and a log cabin and a log stable had been erected.He set to work with a will to clear the remainder of the land, in the course of a few years having a well cultivated and productive farm.About the time of the Civil War, he erected a frame house and later put up a substantial fram barn.In 1876 he sold that property and a year later bought land in Taylor Creek pike, Buck Township, Hardin County, and was here properously emploed in tilling the soil until his death, 9 January 1889.The maiden name of his wife was Mary Ann Knisely.She was born in Pennsylvania, a daughter of Abraham Knisely, who came from there to Ohio in the early days, locating first in Marion County, from there moving to Richfield, Crawford county, where he improved a farm, on which he spent his remaining years.Four children were born of their union, namely:Alfred - who died at 18 months old; Amamda and Melinda - twins; and Alvin L.
Children of MARY KNISELY and JOSEPH ZUCK are:
i. ALFRED KNISELY3 ZUCK, b. 03 November 1841; d. 02 July 1842.
ii. AMANDA ZUCK, b. 08 June 1843, Marion County, Ohio; d. 08 May 1890; m. WILLIAM C. HOLLENBECK.
iii. MELINDA ZUCK, b. 08 June 1843, Marion County, Ohio; d. 27 August 1878, Buck, Hardin County, Ohio.
Notes for MELINDA ZUCK:
Twin to Amanda.
Died of Lung fever.
iv. ALVIN LOUIS ZUCK, b. 17 March 1846, Caledonia, Marion County, Ohio; m. ISABELLE HILL, 28 January 1871; b. 17 January 1844, Scott, Marion County, Ohio.
3.LYDIA ANN2 KNISELY (ABRAHAM1) was born 1823 in Pennsylvania, and died 04 January 1864 in Cow Creek, Shasta County, California.She married CHRISTOPHER ULTZ 07 December 1840 in Marion, Marion County, Ohio, son of JOHN ULSH and ELIZABETH SHOPE.He was born 1819 in Killinger, Dauphin County, PA, and died July 1886 in Boise, Idaho.
Notes for LYDIA ANN KNISELY:
I just did a little search and found this that might help you.It's from the 1984 Covered Wagon book published by the Shasta Historical Society.Page 52:"...Husbands of the farming/ranching Sole Traders of 1862 were all farmers (1860 census); Christopher, husband of Lydia Ultz.Page 53:..."Lydia Ultz died in 1864, age 43, and her husband remarried."Hope it helps you.Dottie.
1850 Living with sister Mary Ann (Knisely) Zuck in Marion County, Ohio.Husband in California.I have transcripts of letters written from Christopher to Lydia during this time.
Notes for CHRISTOPHER ULTZ:
Christopher apparently went to Ohio about the same time his cousin George.Lydia Ann is on the 1850 Census, living with the Zuck family.She probably remarried, and left Ohio, as there is no record of her children as Ulsh in 1860.
Christopher and his wife Lydia moved west during the Gold Rush in an ox pulled wagon.
After Lydia's death, Christopher remarried.
The Ultz family genealogists completely lost track of Christopher after he left Marion County, Ohio.They thought that he had died there and that Lydia had remarried.
Marriage Notes for LYDIA KNISELY and CHRISTOPHER ULTZ:
JP Lemonte Eckert officiated at their wedding.
Other marriages listed in the Marion County, Ohio Marriage Vol III 1835 - MA 1842 were:
Mary Ann Knisely m. Joseph Zuck 10-22-1840 (Lic) no return
Rebecca Knisely m. Adam Cooper 10-22-1840 (Lic) no return
Children of LYDIA KNISELY and CHRISTOPHER ULTZ are:
i. MARY E.3 ULTZ, b. 30 December 1842, Marion County, Ohio; d. 04 June 1846, Marion County, Ohio.
Notes for MARY E. ULTZ:
Buried in the Old Caledonia Cemetery, Marion County, Ohio.
ii. ALICE SARAH ULTZ, b. 18 September 1844, Marion, Marion County, Ohio; d. 03 March 1912, Boise, Ada County,Idaho; m. (1) WILLIAM H. ANGELL, 06 June 1861, Shasta County, California; b. 1831, Moores,Lake Champlain,New York; d. 25 September 1878, Silver City, Owyhee County, Idaho; m. (2) ISHAM L. TINER, 28 May 1884, Boise, Ada County, Idaho; b. 10 July 1827, Williamson, Illinois; d. 23 November 1915, Boise, Ada County, Idaho.
Notes for ALICE SARAH ULTZ:
Was a dressmaker in the early days and had a dressmaker shop located where today stands the Manitou Hotel.
I have Alice's certification of death.Undertaker's listed as Fry and Summers of Boise, Idaho.
I also have Alice's obituary.
Notes for WILLIAM H. ANGELL:
Records state that he died the winter of 1880.
Body exhumed December 1882 and reinterred in Boise.
Listed at death as Judge W. H. Angell.Masonic.
"Twenty-Seventh Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of Idaho":Angell, William H. (D = Democrat) - C = Council '74-5, Owyhee; b. Moores, New York, '31; to San Francisco, '49; Owyhee County, Idaho '65; elected probate judge, '78; d. 9-24-79.
I have a copy of the obituary.
Moved west at age 18.Arrived in San Francisco in 1849.Some years later he moved to Shasta County where he was connected with the sheriffs department there.
Marriage Notes for ALICE ULTZ and WILLIAM ANGELL:
I have their marriage certificate.The certificate states that W. H. Angell was originally from the state of NY and was 28 at the time of their marriage, his residence listed as Shasta.Alice Sarah is stated as being 17 and a native of Ohio, her residence listed as Cow Creek.The marriage took place at the home of the brides father at Cow Creek of Shasta.T. L. Haynes, a minister of the "ME" (Methodist?) Church.
Notes for ISHAM L. TINER:
Died in the St. Luke's Hospital in Boise.
Residence at time of death - 410 State Street, Boise, Ada County, Idaho.
I have Isham's certificate of death and obituary.
Fought in the MEXICAN WAR out of Illinios.
iii. ANTHONY A. ULTZ, b. 1849, Ohio; d. Bet. 1850 - 1939.
Notes for ANTHONY A. ULTZ:
Horse fell on him and left him a cripple.Never married.1870 Shasta County , pg 492, farm laborer.1880 living with sister Alice in Silver City, Idaho.
It appears that Anthony and William may be the same person.
iv. WILLIAM A. ULTZ, b. April 1852, Ohio; d. 18 February 1917, Idaho.
Notes for WILLIAM A. ULTZ:
I have William's certication of death.
The certification lists his occupation as teamster.
Place of residence at death listed as 909 North 9th, Boise, Ada County, Idaho.
v. ADA LUELLA ULTZ, b. 13 April 1860, Shasta County, California; d. 04 September 1944, Boise, Ada County, Idaho; m. WILLIAM DUNHAM FARREN, 31 October 1877, Boise, Idaho; b. Abt. 1850, East Haven, Connecticut; d. 07 February 1910, Boise, Idaho.
Notes for ADA LUELLA ULTZ:
Died in St. Luke's Hospital in Boise, on a Monday morning.She was 84.
1870 Silver City, Owyhee County, Idaho 104-104, sister Ada living with Alice Ulsh and husband W.H. Angell.
Travelled from California to Idaho City in 1868 and from there went to Boise in 1882.
Member of St. Michael's Cathedral parish.
Notes for WILLIAM DUNHAM FARREN:
Lived at 909 North Ninth Street in Boise, Idaho.
1880 CEnsus of Idaho Territory, Federal Population Schedules and Mortality Schedules, 1880.Enumeration District Number 29, Owyhee County, Idaho Territory, 11 June 1880.Numbers 190 - 192 on page 869.Farren, William G., age 29, Hotel Keeper; Farren, Ada L. age 20, keeps house; Ultz, Christopher, age 62, hotel keeper; Sing, Ah, age 30, cook in hotel.
In letter from W.D. Farren to the Knisely family in Ohio, he states that he is a railroad agent and operator on the Union Pacific System.He also states that he was in Boise City, Idaho and had a position in the assembly.
Died at 904 Fort Street at 3:00 A.M., aged 61.
His obituary states that W.D. was one of the first telegraph operators and railroad men in the sity and was in the employ of Judge Kelly of the Idaho Statesman for a time in the early days.
Marriage Notes for ADA ULTZ and WILLIAM FARREN:
According to "Owyhee County Gleanings" compiled by Wilma Lewis Statham, published by The Idaho GEnealogical Society and The Idaho Historical Society at Boise, Idaho in 1964:W. D. Farren and Ada Luella Ultz were married 32 October 1877 not 1880.The sources used to put this information together were the following newspapers"Qwyhee Avalanche (Silver city), Idaho World (Idaho City), the Boise News (Idaho City), Tri-Weekly Statesman (Boise), Boise Capital News (Boise), the Walla Walla Statesman (Walla Walla, Washington) and the Oregonian (Portland, Oregon).
4.LAVINA2 KNISELY (ABRAHAM1) was born 06 February 1831 in Pennsylvania, and died 21 June 1894 in Bucyrus, Crawford, Ohio.She married (1) DANIEL SHULTZ 31 December 1848 in Crawford County, Ohio.He was born 21 December 1823, and died 16 March 1882 in Denver.She married (2) GEORGE MCNEAL 08 August 1871 in Crawford County, Ohio.
Notes for LAVINA KNISELY:
Ocituary:Bucyrus Journal 22 June 1894
Her first husband left her.She then married George McNeal.She and George had no children together.
Marriage Notes for LAVINA KNISELY and DANIEL SHULTZ:
Married by Rev. John Bennett
Children of LAVINA KNISELY and DANIEL SHULTZ are:
i. BYRON THOMAS3 SHULTZ, m. MARY ELLEN CONKLE.
ii. MARY SHULTZ.
iii. EDNA SHULTZ.
iv. RUSH SHULTZ.
5.SARAH A.2 KNISELY (ABRAHAM1) was born 18 August 1836 in Pennsylvania, and died 18 August 1876 in Lykens, Crawford County, Ohio.She married ROBERT WOLCOTT OR WALCUTT 20 January 1853 in Crawford County, Ohio, son of JACOB WALCUTT and ELIZABETH RILEY.He was born 21 February 1832 in Pickaway County, Ohio, and died Aft. 1880.
Notes for SARAH A. KNISELY:
Obituary in The Forum 26 August 1876
Mentioned in fathers will, sister to Mary Ann.
Died of consumption.
Notes for ROBERT WOLCOTT OR WALCUTT:
Belonged to I.O.O.F., was a Republican.
Children of SARAH KNISELY and ROBERT WALCUTT are:
i. MARY VIRGINIA3 WALCUTT, b. 1854, Ohio; m. TORRY C. LINN.
ii. JAMES R. WALCUTT, b. 1855, Ohio.
Notes for JAMES R. WALCUTT:
School teacher and attending medical school (Starling Medical School) in Columbus, Ohio
iii. MARTHA E. WALCUTT, b. 1857, Ohio.
iv. CHARLES WALCUTT, b. August 1859, Ohio.
v. JOHN BROUGH WALCUTT, b. 1864, Ohio.
vi. FRANCES J. WALCUTT, b. 1866, Ohio.
vii. MINNIE B. WALCUTT, b. 1867, Ohio; m. JAMES B. MALIC, 23 July 1892, Crawford County, Ohio.
viii. NELLIE A. WALCUTT, b. May 1870, Ohio.