Friday, December 21, 2007

Levi Place

When lived

How related to Kieran
Great-great-great grandfather (father of Delcina Place)

Asa and Nancy (Dutcher) Place

April 29, 1815, in Sabula (aka Hickory Kingdom), Clearfield County, Pa. (alt. source says July 1815; another says 1824)


g Polly Moorhouse (b. 1819 in New York state; d. 1861 in Clearfield, Pa.; bur. Conway Cemetery, Penfield, Huston Twp., Clearfield Co., Pa.; name sometimes is spelled "Morehouse" in records) in Clearfield Co., Pa., about 1837-38
g Harriet Taxes Eckler (b. 1837 in Pennsylvania, living in Wisconsin at time of marriage) about 1880 in Sand Creek, Wis. (alt. source says 1864)

With Polly:
g Isecher Place (apparently born in New York)
g James Place (apparently born in New York)
g Samuel Place (b. 1838, apparently in New York, m. Matilda Bilger)
g Martha Place (b. 1842, apparently in New York, m. Biran Right, d. 1910 in Pepin County, Wis.)
g William Hezekiah Place (b. Jan. 14, 1843, in Farmington Center, Tioga Co., Pa.; m. Isabelle Matilde Matilda Thomas, who was b. Aug 31, 1852, in Bloom Clearfield Co., Pa, and d. Nov. 19, 1933, in Dubois, Clearfield Co., on Jan. 5, 1873; their children include: Susannah Elenora Place b. 1873 d.1957, Mirola Marion Place b. 1874 d. 1891, Martha Matilda Place b. 1877 d. 1950,
Mary Lucinda Place b. 1880 d. 1972, Minnie Ardell Place b. 1881 d. 1946, Orpha Estell Place b. 1883 d. 1969, James Franklin Place b. 1885 d. 1962; William d. July 22, 1895, in Grampian, Clearfield County, Pa., bur. in Conway Cemetery, Huston Twp.)
g Eliza Jane Place (b. 1846)
g Amelia Elizabeth Place (b. Aug. 3, 1847 in New York, N.Y; m. John Rands; d. Jan. 7, 1935 in Wis.)
g Delcina Place (b. April 22, 1849, in Houston, Clearfield, Penn.; d. Jan. 16, 1926, in Pepin County, Wis.)
g Elizabeth Place (b. 1851)
g Nancy Place (b. 1853 in Clearfield County, Pa.; m. James Trombley; d. Oct. 20, 1934 in Arkansaw, Pepin County)
g Polly Place (b. 1855, m. Joseph Lane)
g Violetta Place (b. 1857, m. Leroy Vaness)
g Didama Place (b. Feb. 26, 1859 in Penn., d. May 9, 1931 in Pepin County)
With Harriet:
g Sophronia (b. Sep 27, 1880)
g LaVina (b. June 1882)

Interesting facts
g Levi and brother Charles Place moved together, apparently with neighbors, from Pennyslvania to Minnesota very briefly but not liking it there came in 1863 to Maple Ridge in Waterville Township, Pepin County, Wis.
g The 1850 U.S. Census lists the following living in Levi's and Polly's home in Huston Township, Clearfield County, Pa: Levi Place, 36 years old; Polly (Moorhouse), 31; Samuel, 12; Martha, 8; Hezekiah, 6; Eliza J., 4; Amelia, 3; Dulsena, 1.
g 1870: Living inWaterville Township, Pepin Co., Wis., at age of 55
g 1900: Living in Big Bend Township, Chippewa Co., Wis., at age of 85
g Harriet Taxis/Ecklor/Place/Zank (yes, she married three times): Some of her children that said she and Levi were never married. Harriet Taxis was married first to William Ecklor in Pennsylvania. Harriet and William had 8 children together. After the Died of their first-born child in Prissilla (died at age 10 in 1865 "some dreaded disease”) it is said that William was devastated and for the rest of his life was in and out of institutions in Wisconsin. Supposedly she thought that it would be all right to remarry since first husband was institutionalized. I don't think that she ever divorced William. But family legend says that she married Levi (who was 16 years older than her) anyway and found out later that she should have gone through the divorce proceedings first. In 1870, census Harriet is listed as a widow farmer and all of her children are living with her. Sounds like she considered husband William as good as dead being that he was institutionalized. After Levi died, Harriet married Gottlieb Zank. The 1880 U.S. census lists her as 42 years old living in Hawley, Clay County, Minnesota
g Some records give his middle name as "Addison", others give intitial "B."

April 26, 1901 (alt. source says 1910) in Waterville Township, Pepin Co.; buried in the Round Hill Cemetery (sometimes referred to as "Silver Birch" cemetery) in Pepin Co.