There is a newer post titled "Washington State Becrafts" There are some connected names regarding Skagit County Becrafts.
Yesterday, I just received some long awaited Becraft family information in the mail. It was the (4800) Becrafts and the work of Lorraine (Plotner) Becraft. Thanks Lorraine...that was some hard work. It cleared up a lot of questions for me.
From Becraft Family History, Barron County Wisconsin and Skagit County, Washington: 1900 WA Skagit Co Lyman pct (4800) Raymond H. Becraft age 42 born Aug 1857 in Wisconsin Minerva Becraft age 33 born March 1867 Wisconsin (4801) Douglass Becraft age 16 born May 1884 Wisconsin (4802) Verna Becraft age 12 born Aug 1887 Wisconsin (4803) (Thomas) James Becraft age 10 Aug 1889 Wisconsin (4804) Charles Becraft age 8 born March 1892 Wisconsin (4805) Elmer Becraft age 5 botn February 1895 Wisconsin (4806) Nellie Becraft says daughter 4/12 born Feb 1900 Washington
A little backstory from me: My Great-Grandmother named Martha Wambolt married a Forrest Terwillegar in 1912. The Wambolts came out here (Washington State) in a covered wagon according to my Grandmother Crystal Terwillegar. The family history I received placed Henry and Caroline Wambolt in Wisconsin--the parents of Martha Wambolt and Evelyn Wambolt. The Becrafts and Terwillegar families also can be placed in Wisconsin as well.
I have been extremely confused by all the Becraft/Terwillegar connections. There are many.
(4801) Douglas Becraft and my Great-Grandmother's sister named Evelyn Wambolt married. There was a 1910 Census listing that had Douglas and Evelyn Becraft living in Lyman with Raymond Henry Becraft and Minerva (Elliot) Becraft.
Something interesting in this Becraft history that Lorraine Becraft had compiled-- I did not know--it said (4802) Mr. Terwilleger married Verna Becraft born Aug 1887 Wisconsin 4848 Melvin; 4849; Norval; 4850 Viola (married Axel Linquist)
Awhile back I found an Arne E Terwilleger in the census. Head east from Sedro-Woolley, Washington and there is a roadside town called "Lyman" that had several Terwilligar's the 1910 census. Washington state 1910 Census index File: T613Roy (same info. as 1910 Skagit county index) Arne E. Terwillegar age 30 born in Wisconsin Vergoss M. Terwillegar age 22 born in Washington Morvda L. Terwillegar age 11 born in Washington Viola M. Terwillegar age 5 born in Washington Milvin E. Terwillegar age 2 born in Washington
By all appearances I would think Arne Terwillegar married Verna Becraft. The names are slightly off---a Milvin could be an easy typo for Melvin. Viola stayed Viola. Vergoss/Verda age matches from 1900-1910. I did see a Norval and Melvin Terwillegar in Lane, Oregon later in life. In the 1880s, in Lyman, a trading post with a store, hotel, saloon and post office was opened. The town never really grew and has a population today of 425 people. (I am not committed to the Arne and Verna thing yet--it is just an idea)
Union Cemetery-Sedro Woolley, Washington 008-048 Terwilliger, Arni E. 06 May 1869 08 Mar 1957
I'm not really sure who Arne Terwillegar is connected with. A Charles Edward Terwillegar was listed as living in Lyman in 1900. He was a boltcutter. This is a logging term---I think he cut up shingle bolts. Ralph Henry Becraft was also listed as a Boltcutter. I would lay a good bet down and say that Ralph Henry Becraft and Charles Edward Terwillegar probable were out in the woods together at some point logging. Arne is a son or a brother of ????. I'm quite sure he's connected to My Terwilleger's in Sedro-Woolley, Washington.
Here's another Becraft/Terwillegar connection: Charles Edward Terwillegar had a brother William Henry Terwillegar.
Portion of my post on this Becraft family board-in reply to Ray Becraft-post under "Washington State Becrafts" "Hi, I live in Washington state. Raymond Henry Becraft lived in Wisconsin and married a Minerva Elliot. They can later be placed in Skagit County, Washington along with a brother of Raymonds, named George. I think "your Raymond" is connected to what is known as the "Missouri Becrafts".
Thomas Becraft was married to a woman named Francis Conrad and she passed away and then he remarried a woman named Kathryn Gray/Catherine Grey. Kathryn/Catherine already had children from her first marriage and one of those children "Lizzie/Elizabeth/Marie Elizabeth Headlund" is my relative. Thomas Becraft had children from his first marriage and one of those children ---Raymond Henry---is I believe, your relative.
I post quite a bit on the Terwilliger family board----with most of my information focused on Sedro-Woolley, Washington. My relative might have been known as Lizzie Becraft or Elizabeth Becraft (she married a Terwilliger in Wisconsin and eventually moved to Sedro-Woolley, Wa. and might have gone by "Lizzie Terwilliger/Terwillegar") Thomas Becraft and Kathryn/Catherine also had several children together.
Quite a few Becraft's and Terwilliger's lived in Wisconsin for some time and then various family members landed in the Skagit area. The Wisconsin area they lived seems to be Oconto County and Chase, Wisconsin. Thomas Becraft and Catherine/Kathryn eventually moved to Missouri and hence became known as the "Missouri Becrafts".
(Some "Missouri Group" members living in Sedro-Woolley, Washington) Becraft, Verna M. 1888 1910 George Becraft 1852-1908 (brother of Raymond H. Becraft) Raymond H. Becraft August 5, 1858-January 4, 1927 married to Minerva Becraft Minerva J. Becraft born 1866 Elmer Becraft born 1895-died 1904 Verna Becraft born in 1888 and died 1910 is buried at the Union Cemetary in the same site location as George, Raymond, Minerva.
There is a Charles E. Becraft born March 12, 1882 buried at the same site with a Mae Becraft born 1892. Is this Ralph Henry's Chas? (Yes) End of the portion of the post on the Washington State Becraft thread.
There are two Becraft lines in the Skagit Valley area of Washington State. I still sense some kind of link or crossover...perhaps another marriage....very SMALL TOWNof INTERRELATED people.
How would I post on this? "My Great-Grandma Martha's sister,named Evelyn, Evelyn married my Great-Grandma's husbands dad's wife's stepbrothers's son..." ok, yeah, I think I got it! There must be an easier way to explain it without alarming people!
"My Great-Great Grandma Lizzie had a daughter in law named Martha and Martha's sister Evelyn married her (Lizzie's)Stepbrother'sRalph Henry Becrafts son Douglas...
I could go on! Nope! Lot's of connections...
From the Becraft Family History: Charles Earl Becraft born March 12 1892 in Wisconsin---he is Ralph Henry Becrafts "Chas"--married an Ida Mae Pruitt. Charles Earl Becraft died as a result of an accident in 1930 Sedro-Woolley, Washington. Children: Nellie Jane married a Nick Wagner, Mae Louise, Alice Marie married to Fred Komar, George Earl married Mary Houser, Dorothy Elaine married Robert Komar.
Story from the Becraft Family History: Regarding Douglas Henry Becraft born 27 May 1884 in Wisconsin--he died due to an accident on 27 Sep 1932 at Marble Mount, Skagit County Washington. He was a lumberman working in the woods with lots of other men and several men were sleeping together in tents overnight, a snag fell on the tent he was sleeping in, the others hurried to get help but it was too late. It had killed him. He is buried at the Union Cemetery at Sedro-Woolley, Washington State.
Some of this information may be duplicates of what others have...hopefully, I offered up a new clue or two...