Monday, December 31, 2007

Anna Place (Hill)

When lived

How related to Kieran
Great-great-great-grandmother (mother of Bertha Hill)

Jacob Burns and Mary (Burns) Place

April 29, 1849, in Pa.


g Married Thomas Hill Jr. on Sept. 17, 1865, in Waterville, Pepin County, Wis.

g Emery Hill (died as a child)
g Frank Hill (died as a child)
g Goldy Hill (died as a child)
g Ida Hill (m. Louis Wakefield; their children include Louis Wakefield and Karen Wakefield)
g Perry Hill (died as a child)
g Rose Hill (m. Elias Davis; their children include: Dolly Davis, m. John Brown; Annie Davis, m. Brenon Brown; Ansel Davis; Thomas Davis; Polly Davis, m. Ida Wicksturn; Hannah Davis)
g Thomas Hill III (died as a child)
g Vernie Hill (m. Leroy Veness)
g George Hill (b. 1863, m. Mary L., d. 1934)
g Evan Hill (b. May 10, 1869, m. Effie Hide)
g Bertha Hill (b. Oct. 8, 1875; d. Feb. 20, 1960 in Pepin County)
g Charles (aka Charlie) Hill (b. 1879. m. Anne Sylvester. Their children include: Caroline Hill, b. 1909, d. 1983; Ida Hill, b. 1914, m. Herman Wakefield; Neil Charles Hill, b. 1921, suffered mild Down’s Syndrome and worked as an occasional farmhand for Clarence Bignell in late 1960s to early 1970s; d. 1973.
g Guy Hill (b. Dec. 4, 1880; d. Nov. 14, 1958 in Pepin County)
g Mary Hill (b. April 29, 1885; m. Otis Bignell, son of Robert and Didame (Place) Bignell, in 1902; their children include: Daughter Bignell, b. 1903; Orlin Bignell, b. Feb. 4, 1904, d. Nov. 8, 1978; Mary d. July 18, 1953, at Plum City Hospital, Plum City, Wis.)
g Daisy Hill (b. Oct. 1, 1887, m. Glenn Carroll)
g Iva Ann Hill (m. Chester Bignell, Robert Bignell’s son, on Jan. 12, 1912. Chester was born Feb. 2, 1885, in Wisconsin, and died Sept. 26, 1962 (or 1972) in Wisconsin. Their children are: Pearl Bignell (“Miss Flossie HILL is working for Mrs. Pearl Bignell in Plum City,” according to the June 9, 1925, Lake City Graphic-Republican); Idella Bignell; Luella Bignell, m. Walter, last name unknown; Stella Bignell, b. June 27, 1910, d. Dec. 15, 1990, Eau Claire, Wis.; Vivian A. Bignell, b. 1933, m. Phillip A. Felland, who fought in the Korean War, holding rank of A2C U.S. Air Force.)

Interesting facts
g Anna’s husband is the Thomas Hill mentioned in Caddie Woodlawn’s story "Magical Melons.” A woman in Eau Claire, who is a granddaughter of Chester Bignell and Ivy Hill, said that Thomas’ wife – Anna Place — once said of Woodlawn, "She wanted him, but I got him." I believe the story mentions him going off to fight in the Civil War for her father.
g When Anna's mother remarriefd, her new husband, Charles Place, adopted Anna

April 25, 1937, in Durand, Pepin County; cause of deaht listed on death certificate as "septic cerohosis" (acute yellow jaundice); buried April 28, 1937, in Round Hill Cemetery (Pepin Co.)

Photos and Documents
Anna (Place) Hill