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Francis Brayton

M, b. 1612, d. 1692

Family: Mary (b. circa 1612)

Biography

  • Birth: Francis Brayton was born in 1612 in England.
  • Death: He died in 1692, at age ~80, in Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island.

Mary

F, b. circa 1612

Family: Francis Brayton (b. 1612, d. 1692)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary was born circa 1612.

Gideon Freeborn

M, b. circa 1634, d. February 28, 1720

Parents

Family 1: Sarah Brownell (b. circa 1630)

Family 2: Mary Boomer (b. circa 1657, d. after 1715)

Biography

  • Birth: Gideon Freeborn was born circa 1634 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: He and Sarah Brownell were married on June 1, 1658.
  • Marriage: Gideon Freeborn and Mary Boomer were married on June 3, 1678 in Newport, Newport Co, Rhode Island.
  • Death: Gideon Freeborn died on February 28, 1720 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island.

Mary Boomer

F, b. circa 1657, d. after 1715

Parents

Family: Gideon Freeborn (b. circa 1634, d. February 28, 1720)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Boomer was born circa 1657 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island.
  • Marriage: She and Gideon Freeborn were married on June 3, 1678 in Newport, Newport Co, Rhode Island.
  • Death: Mary Boomer died after 1715 in Rhode Island.

William Freeborn

M, b. 1594, d. April 28, 1670

Parents

Family: Mary Wilson (b. circa 1601, d. May 3, 1670)

Biography

  • Birth: William Freeborn was born in 1594 in Witham, Essex, England.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Wilson were married in 1625 in Malden, Essex, England.
  • Death: William Freeborn died on April 28, 1670, at age ~76, in Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island.
  • Occupation: He was a Surveyor, sawyer.
  • Religious Affiliation: He was affiliated with Quaker.
  • Immigration: He immigrated on April 30, 1634.

Mary Wilson

F, b. circa 1601, d. May 3, 1670

Family: William Freeborn (b. 1594, d. April 28, 1670)

Biography

  • Birth: Mary Wilson was born circa 1601 in Malden, Essex, England.
  • Marriage: She and William Freeborn were married in 1625 in Malden, Essex, England.
  • Death: Mary Wilson died on May 3, 1670 in Portsmouth, Newport Co, Rhode Island.

Matthew Boomer

M, b. circa 1630, d. 1692

Family: Eleanor Peckham (b. circa 1640)

Biography

  • Birth: Matthew Boomer was born circa 1630 in England.
  • Death: He died in 1692 in Massachusetts.

Eleanor Peckham

F, b. circa 1640

Parents

Family: Matthew Boomer (b. circa 1630, d. 1692)

Biography

  • Birth: Eleanor Peckham was born circa 1640.

Rose Kerrich

F, b. 1572, d. September 19, 1627

Parents

Family: Thomas Clarke (b. November 1, 1570, d. July 29, 1627)

Biography

  • Birth: Rose Kerrich was born in 1572 in Suffolk, England.
  • Marriage: She and Thomas Clarke were married on May 13, 1600 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.
  • Death: Rose Kerrich died on September 19, 1627, at age ~55, in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England.

William Kerrich

M, b. circa 1540, d. March 30, 1593

Parents

Family: Margery (b. 1542, d. April 23, 1610)

Biography

  • Birth: William Kerrich was born circa 1540 in Saxstead, Suffolk, England.
  • Marriage: He and Margery were married in 1565.
  • Death: William Kerrich died on March 30, 1593 in Saxstead, Suffolk, England.

Margery

F, b. 1542, d. April 23, 1610

Family: William Kerrich (b. circa 1540, d. March 30, 1593)

Biography

  • Birth: Margery was born in 1542 in Saxstead, Suffolk, England.
  • Marriage: She and William Kerrich were married in 1565.
  • Death: Margery died on April 23, 1610, at age ~68, in Saxstead, Suffolk, England.

Robert Kerrich

M, b. circa 1505, d. April 13, 1578

Parents

Family:

Biography

  • Birth: Robert Kerrich was born circa 1505.
  • Death: He died on April 13, 1578 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.

William Kerrich

M, b. circa 1480

Parents

Family:

Biography

  • Birth: William Kerrich was born circa 1480.

William Kerrich

M, b. circa 1450

Parents

Family:

Biography

  • Birth: William Kerrich was born circa 1450.

William Kerrich

M, b. circa 1420

Family:

Biography

  • Birth: William Kerrich was born circa 1420.

Lydia Cartwright

F, b. March 31, 1746, d. November 20, 1820

Parents

Family: David Rogers Davis (b. 1745, d. January 3, 1843)

Biography

  • Birth: Lydia Cartwright was born on March 31, 1746 in Martha's Vineyard, Dukes Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: She and David Rogers Davis were married in 1762 in Hopkinton, Washington Co, Rhode Island.
  • Death: Lydia Cartwright died on November 20, 1820, at age 74, in Martha's Vineyard, Dukes Co, Massachusetts.

Bryant Cartwright

M, b. September 30, 1711, d. July 30, 1780

Parents

Family: Elizabeth Weeks (b. circa 1715)

Biography

  • Birth: Bryant Cartwright was born on September 30, 1711 in Martha's Vineyard, Dukes Co, Massachusetts.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Weeks were married on October 19, 1732 in Martha's Vineyard, Dukes Co, Massachusetts.
  • Death: Bryant Cartwright died on July 30, 1780, at age 68, in Hopkinton, Washington Co, Rhode Island.

Elizabeth Weeks

F, b. circa 1715

Parents

Family: Bryant Cartwright (b. September 30, 1711, d. July 30, 1780)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Weeks was born circa 1715.
  • Marriage: She and Bryant Cartwright were married on October 19, 1732 in Martha's Vineyard, Dukes Co, Massachusetts.

Edward Cartwright

M, b. May 5, 1683, d. November 10, 1752

Parents

Family: Ruth West (b. circa 1683)

Biography

  • Birth: Edward Cartwright was born on May 5, 1683 in Martha's Vineyard, Dukes Co, Massachusetts.
  • Death: He died on November 10, 1752, at age 69, in Martha's Vineyard, Dukes Co, Massachusetts.
  • Note: William H. Cartwright, a well-known citizen of Mediapolis, Des Moines Co., Iowa, comes from a family whose name has been a household word throughout the West for almost three-fourths of a century. He can trace his ancestry back for many generations. William Cartwright, of Normandy, was father of a son also named William, born in Wales. He has a son, Edward, born in Ireland, who was the father of Bryant, born in Martha's Vineyard. The latter also had a son named Bryant, born in the same place, who was the father of James, the grandfather of the subject of our sketch. James Cartwright was a native of Rhode Island, born July 10, 1772, four years before the commencement of the Revolutionary War. His first impressions were doubtless in connection with that war and the stirring events which followed, resulting in the formation of the American Union. An ardent patriot, a lover of liberty, he left the impress of his character upon all his children, some of whom have since become distinguished in Church and State. Reared upon a farm and breathing the pure air of heaven, he became strong of limb and strong of mind. In early life he made a confession of faith, united with the Baptist Church, and having a love for the cause of his Master entered the ministry, and, as opportunity was afforded him, preached the Word. In 1793 he was united in marriage with Miss Catherine Tryon, who bore him eleven children, all of whom grew to be
    adults: Clarissa, born April, 1794, died unmarried; Daniel G., born March 27, 1796, died Jan. 14, 1873; Sarah, born Sept. 28, 1798, died unmarried; Anna, born Dec. 6, 1802, married Dr. Doran, of Chenango County, N. Y., and died in 1865; William Tryon, born May 5, 1804, died in Dorchester, Canada, in May, 1884; James H., born Feb. 27, 1808, died at Omaha, Neb., in 1878; Barton H., born March 9, 1810, now resides in Oregon, Ill., and is a well-known pioneer Methodist Episcopal preacher; Silas D., born March 30, 1812, died at Agency City, Iowa, in 1856; Darius B., born Jan. 8, 1814, died at Drain, Oregon, in 1865; Catherine, born Sept. 9, 1818, married W. Collins, and died in New York; Almira, born Dec. 21, 1820, married Isaiah Messenger, and died in New York. The mother of these children was born March 26, 1775, died May 6, 1852, and was buried in the Kossuth cemetery, in Yellow Spring Township, Des Moines Co., Iowa. In 1822 James Cartwright exchanged some property in the State of New York, where he was then residing, for land in the military tract of Illinois, comprising about two sections, and at once came West to look after his purchase. While here he was taken sick, and with a friend went in a canoe down Spoon River to the Illinois River, and down that stream to the present site of Griggsville, Pike Co., Ill., where he died after an illness of eight days, being unable to secure the services of a physician. His remains were interred on a bluff four miles below Griggsville, at a place then known as Edward's Ferry. In the fall of 1887 William H. Cartwright, a grandson, whose name heads this sketch, has his remains removed, and on the 22d day of November they were interred beside those of his beloved wife, in the cemetery at Kossuth, Iowa. Daniel G., the second child and first son of James and Catherine Cartwright, was born in Sempronius, N. Y., March 27, 1796, and grew to manhood on his father's farm, receiving a limited education in the public schools of his native State. In 1820 he married Miss Melinda Messenger, also a native of New York, born July 10, 1804. Eight children were born to them: William H., our subject; James R., born Oct. 20, 1826, now resides at Eldorado Springs, Mo., engaged in farming; Clarissa H., born May 6, 1829, is the wife of J. J. Crowder, a druggest in Mediapolis, of whom a sketch is given on another page; Hiram M., born Nov. 10, 1831, is engaged in fruit-growing, in Lincoln, Cal.; Daniel C., born June 29, 1834, is in the drug business, at Pomona, Cal.; Catherine, born Oct. 9, 1837, resides at North Bloomfield, Nevada Co., Cal., and is the widow of Washington Johnson; Nelson K., born July 22, 1840, is a ranchman and miller, residing at Junction, Idaho; P. Jane, born April 10, 1843, is the wife of A. W. Job, a farmer of West Line, Mo. At the age of thirty-five Daniel Cartwright united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and soon developed a talent for public speaking. Believing the West afforded a greater opportunity for the exercise of his talents, and a better field for gathering souls into the Kingdom of Christ, he determined to move, and in 1835 came with his family to Warren County, Ill., where he remained until the following year, and then came to Des Moines County, Iowa, which afterward continued to be his home. He first located in Union Township, where he purchased a partially improved farm, on which the family lived till 1845, when he sold out and purchased 240 acres of land in Yellow Spring Township, which he brought to a high state of cultivation. Here the family lived until 1857, when they moved near Kossuth. In 1866, the family having been scattered, the old folks broke up housekeeping and made their home with their son William H. On coming West Mr. Cartwright united with the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in the spring of 1836 was assigned to the Iowa circuit, which embraced all the inhabited parts of Iowa, then a portion of Wisconsin Territory. As the Territory increased in population new circuits and new stations were formed, and he was assigned a circuit embracing all of Iowa north of the Iowa River. The hardships endured while a circuit-rider, traveling on horseback hundreds of miles, his regular appointments being scores of miles apart, and the houses of worship the rude cabins of the pioneers, can scarcely be described, while it would be impossible for the reader to realize them. The toils and privations were counted as naught by him, the good of his fellow-men being his sole desire. "Christ and him Crucidied" was his theme, and it was a pleasure to him to break the bread of life to hungry souls. After being fully tried, and found a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly divining the word of truth, he was, on the 14th day of September, 1839, ordained a Deacon in the Methodist Episcopal Church, by Bishop Thomas A. Morris, of Illinois. As a Deacon in the church his opportunities for usefulness were greatly enlarged, and no duty did he ever shirk. With a strong voice, cultivated and strengthened by much outdoor speking, with a zeal born of love of God and love for his fellow-men, every talent that he possessed was devoted to the cause of his Savior. The Church in that early day was poor as respects this world's goods, though rich in the faith, and those laboring for the Master were compelled, like those in Apostolic times, almost to labor without money and without price. That his family might live, and that they might be provided with some of the comforts of life, he was compelled to carry on farming with the aid of his good wife and their elder sons. In fact the farm work was left almost exclusively to the children, who did their part well. Living in a day when the slavery question was, outside of the Gospel, the most important one to engage the minds of the people, he took strong grounds against the institution, especially against its introduction into free territory. Believing it a great wrong, he did not hesitate to express his views in regard to it, and in the division of the Church occasioned by the slavery question, he took his stand with those who believed that "all men were created with certain inalienable rights," among which were "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." On the temperance question he was no less outspoken, urging upon the people the necessity of abstaining from the use of alcoholic drinks, declaring, with the Apostle, that "no drunkard can inherit the kingdom of heaven." After living a truly Christian life for almost half a century, engaging the greater part of the time in the self-sacrificing life of a pioneer minister of the Gospel, this good man passed to his heavenly reward at the house of his son William, on the 14th of January, 1873, in the seventy-seventh year of his age. Of him it can be truly said in the words of the Scriptures, "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them." His wife survived him eleven years, dying Nov. 24, 1884. A noble Christian woman, she was truly a helpmate for the one she loved, and bore without a murmur the sacrifices required of one who was the wife of a pioneer preacher. William H. Cartwright, the eldest son of Daniel G. and Melinda Cartwright, was born in Chenango County, N. Y., Aug. 20, 1823, and when twelve years of age came West with his parents to Warren County, Ill., and in the spring of 1836 to Des Moines County, Iowa, which has since been his home. Being the eldest of the family, and his father usually from home engaged in ministerial work, from the time he was thirteen years of age the management of the farm devolved upon him. With the help of his younger brothers he improved his father's farm in Union Township, where the family first settled, and where they remained until 1845, moving thence to Yellow Spring Township. In this work he was guided by the wise counsel of his mother, a woman of strong mind and hopeful courage, and whose Christian example was felt by every member of the household. As manager of his father's farm he continued until the fall of 1849, when, in company with hsi brother-in-law J. J. Crowder, he opened a general merchandise store in Kossuth, the first store opened in that village. With a few interruptions he continued in business in that place for a period of twenty years. About the time he commenced business in Kossuth, the country became greatly excited over the discovery of gold in California, and the "California fever" spread with lightning-like rapidity throughout the land. Mr Cartwright was not exempt, and in the spring of 1850, with an ox-team, accompanied by others, he crossed the plains, leaving his home on the 7th of March, and arriving at his destination July 4th of the same year, being about four months on the road. He remained in this new Eldorado about nine months, engaged in mining, and then returned home by way of the Isthmus of Panama and the Mississippi River, to Burlington. Going to Kossuth he again resumed the mercantile business, in which he continued with success for many years. On the 14th of March, 1852, Mr. Cartwright was united in marriage with Miss Miriam Fullenwider, a native of Kentucky, born April 8, 1828, and daughter of Samuel Fullenwider. She bore him eight children, namely: H. Beecher, their eldest son, is now a merchant of Sante Fe, N. M.; C. Ellen, born Oct. 25, 1853, at home; Narcissa J., born Nov. 10, 1854, wife of S. D. Fulmer, of Mediapolis; William H., born June 10, 1857, died in California in 1873; Miriam, born Oct. 28, 1859, wife of C. H. Parrett, a merchant of Mediapolis; Clarissa M., born Nov. 4, 1861, wife of F. L. Huston, an attorney, at Kearney, Neb.; Anna M., born Nov. 30, 1865, wife of George E. Twonsend, editor and proprietor of the Lousia County Record, at Wapello, Louisa Co., Iowa; Samuel G., born June 11, 1869, now residing in Sante Fe, N. M. Mrs. Cartwright died Dec. 21, 1870. A devoted member of the Presbyterian Church, she did well her life-work, and is now at rest. On the 9th of January, 1872, Mr. Cartwright was again united in marriage, being wedded to Miss Martha Bruce, daughter of Hon. James Bruce, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this volume. Edna Bruce is their only child, and resides with her parents st home. In 1869 Mr. Cartwright purchased eighty acres of land, the present site of Mediapolis, on the line of the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railroad, and platted the town. The store which he operated at Kossuth he removed to this place,and for some years was actively engaged in trade. The first store he carried on until some time in 1870, when he sold out to Brown & Roberts. In 1872 he erected the building now occupied by Parrett & Fulmer, and again engaged in the mercantile trade, in which he continued until 1881. He then sold out and opened a coal mine in Greene County, Iowa, in 1884, which he operated for one year and then leased it, since which time he has been living a retired life. Previous to this, in 1870, he had laid out the town of Rippey, Greene Co., Iowa. Religiously, Mr. Cartwright adheres to the faith of his father, and for many years has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and active in the work of the congregation. His wife is also a member of that body, and takes a lively interest in all church matters. A temperance man from principle, he freely expresses himself upon that question, and does not fear to let the world know where he stands. Politically, since the organization of the party, he has been a stanch Republican. Never an office-seeker, and preferring the quiet of home life to the turmoil of of politics, he has yet been honored by his fellow-citizens with such local offices as he would accept. For four years he was a member of the County Board of Supervisors, and is at present Mayor of Mediapolis, and also President of the School Board. Often has he represented his township and county in the conventions of his party. As a citizen he discharges every duty devolving upon him in a faithful manner, and has ever been found ready to devote his time and means to the advancement of the town and county. As director in the Narrow Gauge Railroad, he works zealously for its interests. In fact there is no work undertaken by him but enlists all his energies. Beginning life poor, by industry and strict integrity he has accumulated sufficient to render him and his comfortable through life, while his upright character and trustworthiness have secured him the respect of his fellow-men.

Abigail West

F, b. circa 1685

Parents

Family: Joshua Weeks (b. circa 1685)

Biography

  • Birth: Abigail West was born circa 1685.

Edward Cartwright

M, b. 1640, d. July 2, 1705

Parents

Family 1: Mary Morris (b. circa 1640)

Family 2: Elizabeth Trott (b. 1651, d. August 11, 1729)

Biography

  • Birth: Edward Cartwright was born in 1640 in Dittisham, Devon, England.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Morris were married circa 1665.
  • Marriage: Edward Cartwright and Elizabeth Trott were married circa 1675 in Nantucket, Nantucket Co, Massachusetts.
  • Death: Edward Cartwright died on July 2, 1705, at age ~65, in Nantucket, Nantucket Co, Massachusetts.

Elizabeth Trott

F, b. 1651, d. August 11, 1729

Parents

Family: Edward Cartwright (b. 1640, d. July 2, 1705)

Biography

  • Birth: Elizabeth Trott was born in 1651.
  • Marriage: She and Edward Cartwright were married circa 1675 in Nantucket, Nantucket Co, Massachusetts.
  • Death: Elizabeth Trott died on August 11, 1729, at age ~78, in Pocomo, Nantucket Co, Massachusetts.

Myrtle L Peters

F, b. April 21, 1930, d. April 12, 2015

Parents

Family: Joseph E Heimmermann (b. April 25, 1926, d. July 19, 2012)

Biography

  • Birth: Myrtle L Peters was born on April 21, 1930.
  • Marriage: She and Joseph E Heimmermann were married on October 13, 1953 in St Francis Church, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Myrtle L Peters died on April 12, 2015, at age 84.
  • Note: Myrtle L. Heimmermann, age 84, was called home to the Lord on Sunday, April 12, 2015. She was born on April 21, 1930, and she resided in Appleton. Mert worked for many years at Peerless Laundry. She was a woman who had a strong faith, and she was a longtime member at St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Mert enjoyed growing up on a farm and loved farm animals, especially horses and goats. She loved working on puzzle books, watching the Packers, and taking drives in the country with her husband, Joe. Mert also enjoyed dancing, watching western movies and game shows, and spending time with her grandsons.

    She is survived by her son, Mark (Sharon) Heimmermann; grandsons, Matthew and Luke Heimmermann; sister, Ethel Overesch; and brother, Chuck (Ann) Peters. Mert was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Heimmermann; sister, Marlene (Ted) Burnette; and brother-in-law, Vernon Overesch.

    Funeral liturgy for Mert will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015, at ST. BERNADETTE CATHOLICH CHURCH, 2331 East Lourdes Drive, Appleton, with Fr. Don Zuleger officiating. A time of visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral mass. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.

Joseph E Heimmermann

M, b. April 25, 1926, d. July 19, 2012

Parents

Family: Myrtle L Peters (b. April 21, 1930, d. April 12, 2015)

Biography

  • Birth: Joseph E Heimmermann was born on April 25, 1926 in Appleton, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Marriage: He and Myrtle L Peters were married on October 13, 1953 in St Francis Church, Hollandtown, Wisconsin.
  • Death: Joseph E Heimmermann died on July 19, 2012, at age 86, in King, Waupaca Co, Wisconsin.
  • Burial: He was buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin.
  • Note: Joseph E. Heimmermann, age 86, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home, King. Joe was born on April 26, 1926 in Appleton, son of the late Joseph Sr. and Agnes (Alesch) Heimmermann. Joe proudly served his country in the United States Army overseas during World War II. On October 13, 1953, he was married to Myrtle Peters at St. Francis Catholic Church in Hollandtown. For most of his career, he worked as a pressman at Banta Corportation in Menasha.

    Joe is survived by his loving wife, Myrtle; his son, Mark (Sharon) Heimmermann, and their sons, Matthew and Luke; a sister, Eunice (Sylvester) Vanden Hogen; two brothers, Carl Heimmermann and David (Ruby) Heimmermann; a brother-in-law, Daniel Van Boxtel; Chuck (Ann) Peters; and Ethel Overesch. He was further preceded in death by his step-mother, Genevieve Heimmermann; two sisters, Georgene (Lawrence) Gengler, and Germaine Van Boxtel; and a sister-in-law, Lucy Heimmermann; Marlene and Ted Brunette, and Vernon Overesch.

    A Mass of Christian Burial for Joe will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at ST. BERNADETTE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2331 E. Lourdes Dr., Appleton, with Fr. Don Zuleger officiating. Friends may call on Wednesday at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the mass. Interment will take place at Holy Name Cemetery, Kimberly.

Mark Heimmermann

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