Eunice M. Raitz Alger was my G Grandmother.She gave the following info to my uncle Alger in 1975.I just recently came across it and have been sorting thru for a few months now. If anyone is interested in any of the people listed below, please email me, I have more information on most everyone.I am specifically looking for info on Ezra & Thankful Alger.Please let me know if you have run across anything.I'm at a wall now.Thank you, Kris
Also, I have made notes as (Kris note:.....) The rest is original. ________________________________________________________
The following was transcribed by xxxxxxx x. Alger on 2/15/01 typescript given to me by Eunice M. Raitz Alger in 1975.The author of the typescript is unknow..
‘Alger’ It is to be regretted that no record of our branch of the Alger family has been preserved in the public annals.I doubt whether one was ever written.My knowledge of our early ancestors is limited to what I can recall of things related and mentioned by our grandmother, Sarah Harriet Smith Alger, in my childhood days.She could tell the whole history from the arrival of the first ancestors in this Country.She has nothing written down, and in those days, it did not occur to me that ‘grandma’ would not always be here to keep the story fresh in our minds,so I am solely dependent on my childhood recollections for what is here set down.
The name, Alger, was, in earlier days, spelled Algar, and was pronounced Awl’-gar (accent on the first syllable).Our uncle Ezra could remember when it was spelled and pronounced in that way.His father, our grandfather, did not use that spelling nor pronunciation which is sufficient reason for us to follow in his footsteps in that particular.He spelled it Alger and pronounced it so.The Alger family is of strictly English origin.Three brothers came to America from England (probably in the 1600’s) and from one of these descended our family line. (I am not certain whether he was our great-grandfather, or our great great grandfather, but I am inclined to think he was the former.)Another of the three brothers was the ancestor of Horatio Alger, Jr. the well-known writer of books for boys. Of the third brother we have no trace.The brother, from whom our branch of the family decents had a son, Ezra, our Uncle Ezra’s grandfather (so I think) for whom our Uncle Ezra was named.Our Uncle Ezra’s grandfather married, for his first wife, Thankful Lockwood.(I cannot say positively that her name was Thankful, I feel very sure that it was).They made their home in eastern New York state.Their children in the order of their ages, were Caty, George, Major, Fanny, James, Sarah, Seth, and Ann. Caty married Amos Morey and lived in South Sand Lake, NY many years.They had but one child, Oscar.He lived to be more than sixty years old and never married. George, lived in Hudson, NY and his descendants are living at present on that vicinity.He, himself was High Sheriff of Columbia county, NY.
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Beginning of page Marriages James L. Ager married Sarah H. Smith Sept 12, 1831
CHILDREN Josiah Whiting married Betsey L. Ager 11/24/1852 William C. Spaulding married Sarah L. Alger 10/7/1856 Ezra J. Alger married Nancy C. Beaver 3/26/1857 James B. Alger married Emma L. Cosgrove 2/20/1865 James B. Alger married Melinda Scutt 11/3/1869 James B. Alger married Myra J. Segar 11/15/1873 Lorin S. Alger married Martha R. Murray 7/1874(Kris note: Lorin = Alonzo)
GRANDCHILDREN Lewellyn E. Stratton married Lilian E. Whiting (Kris note: child of Betsey Alger & William Spaulding) James O. Alger married Mattie L. Duff 1/21/1883 (Kris note: child of Ezra & Nancy) Ira C. Drake married Ida V. Alger 5/11/1890 (Kris note: child of Ezra & Nancy) Geo F. Gerring married Linnie J. Alger 1/8/1892 (Kris note: parents unknown at this time) Albert G. Alger married Mary E. Anderson 7/29/1892 (Kris note: child of Ezra & Nancy) John F Sorrell married Harriet E. Alger 4/19/1894 (Kris note: child of Lorin (Alonzo) & Martha) Robert R. Alger married Anna Herminie Griffell 5/17/1894 (Kris note: child of Ezra & Nancy) James O. Alger married Trine R. Rasmussen 7/4/1895 (Kris note: child of Ezra & Nancy) Chas H. Griffith married C. Phebe Alger 11/24/1897 (Kris note: child of James & Myra) William A. Alger married Flora B. Hamilton 6/8/1902 (Kris note: child of Ezra & Nancy) Ralph E. Woodin married Emma A. Alger 10/22/1902 (Kris note: child of Ezra & Nancy, also Emma should be Ella)
(Kris note: James & Myra had 3 children listed on the 1880 census - Belle age 13, Sue L (name unclear) age 5, and Feebe age 2 (see above for different spelling)).
GREAT GRAND CHILDREN Children of James O. Alger Ethel (Leora) Alger married Richard R. Harche 10/4/47 (the Harche name is handwritten I do not know if spelling is correct.It could be Hardie) Linn O. Alger married Mildred H. Litch 3/15/21 F. Vernon Alger married Eunice Raitz Linn O. Alger married Helen C. Price 2/2/1917
Children of Ida V. Drake Ralph H. Drake married Hattie Williams Edith May Drake married Clyde Everts 8/20/1910 Ira L. Drake married Ragna Carlson 8/19/1922 Raymond W. Drake married Gladys Betts 6/2/23 Ida M. Drake married Ed Irvin 1/15/1923 Ethel Pearl married Frank D. Gore 12/23/1919 Lois Ruth married Paul Kimball 9/15/1931 Earl A. Drake – single
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GREAT GRAND CHILDREN CONT Children of Robert R. Alger William H. Alger married Ella Bryan 6/3/1922 Nettie E. Alger married Ray Bryan 10/18/1922 Elsie May Alger married Fred Gerrish 6/3/1922 Bertha R. Alger married Jessie Hennig 12/29/1921 Lillian F. Alger married Garrett Drath 1/6/1932 Grace C. Alger married Russell Bennet 6/28/1933
Children of Albert G. Alger Ellen L. Alger married Ray Grout