Descendants of Jan Broersen Decker

Notes


752. Isaac Decker

The evidence of the connection to Peter Decker & Hannah Snook/Shook as his parents is slim. However, much evidence exists on the children and descendents of Isaac Decker and Harriet Wheeler in Salt Lake City, UT. Two children of Isaac and Harriet (Lucy and Clarissa) were each married to Brigham Young.

For more information, see: http://wiki.hanksplace.net/index.php/Isaac_Decker


1031. Charles Franklin Decker

See also: http://wiki.hanksplace.net/index.php/Charles_Franklin_Decker


Vitale Young

Parents: Brigham Young and Miriam Angeline Works


783. Erastus Capron Decker

Baptism Date: - 1812
Father: Seth Deckker
Mother: Polly House
Item #: 2004
Child: Erastus Capron
Birth Date: 26 Dec 1809
West Copake, Columbia County Reformed Church

Source: Ancestry.com

1850 US Census, New York, Niagara Co., Cambria (p. 290A or 579A)
(enumerated 29 Aug, 1850)

Erastus Decker 40 M
Razilla " 41 F
Delora " 12 F
Harriet " 1 F

Note: Birth location for all members is given as N.H. in index, appears on census with " from previous family.

Source: Ancestry.com

1860 US Census, New York, Niagara Co., Newfane (P.O. Olcott, p. 32)
(enumerated 6 Jul 1860)

Erastus C. Decker 50 M Farmer NY
Risilla Decker 52 F VT
Alma? Decker 22 F NY
Harriet J Decker 11 F NY

Note: Appears as Alma, indexed as Tlma, should be Laura?

Source: Ancestry.com original image

1870 US Census, New York, Niagara Co., Newfane (P.O. Ridge Road, Pg. 15/315)
(enumerated 23 June 1870)

Decker, Erastus 60 M W Farmer NY
----- Rosella 62 F W Housekeeper VT
----- Lora 32 F W School teacher NY
----- Hattie 21 F W NY
----- Franklin 6 M W NY

Source: Ancestry.com original image

1875 New York state census, Niagara Co., Newfane (p. 47)

#436 brick 1200

Erastus E. Decker 65 M Columbia Mar Now
Rosella Decker 67 F Wife Vt Mar Now
Loreta Decker 37 F Dau Wyoming Single
Hattie Decker 26 F Dau Niagara Single
Franklin Decker 11 M adopted son Niagara Single
Jacob Wooster 22 M hired Erie Single

Source: Library of Michigan

1880 US Census, New York, Niagara Co., Newfane (ED# 184, p. 11/148)
(enumerated 10 June 1880)

Decker, E.C. W M 70 Farmer M NY NY NY
----- Rilla W F 72 Wife Keeping house M NY NY NY
----- Laura W F 38 Daugh At home S NY NY NY
----- Hattie W F 29 Daugh At home S NY NY NY
Seely, Alice W F 35 Boarding Boarding Wd NY NY NY
(Alice, under sickness or disability, has listed: Spinal D.)

Source: Ancestry.com original image

Obituary in Lockport Daily Journal, May 28, 1883
issue, Page 2, column 5:
Erastus Decker died on Hess Road Wednesday, May 23, 1883
born Columbia County New York in 1810
died in 73rd year
came here in 1830
married 1833 to Miss Mudge of Newfane


Rosilla Mudge

p. 212

221. John Mudge, son of John and Hannah (p. 203), b. in Fitchburg, Mass., March 14, 1775; d. of consumption in Hartland, N.Y., June 5, 1834 ae. 59 y. 2 m. 21 d.

He was a farmer, married and settled in Plymouth, Vt.; and after several years he removed to Marlborough, Vt., where he lived two years, then returned to Plymouth, thence to Fort Ann, and in 1815 he removed to Granville, N.Y.; lived there till 1821, when he removed to Hartland, Niagara Co., N.Y., where he died in the triumphs of a living faith, having been long a member, and many years a class-leader, in the Methodist Episcopal Church.

He m. Emma White in 1797. She was dau. of William White of Marlborough, b. Oct. 14, 1775; d. in Hartland, Sept. 30, 1845, ae. 69 y. 11 m. 14 d.

Their children were:

1. Ezra b. Mar. 24, 1798: m. Ann Dunn. 251
2. Almira b. Sept. 25, 1799: m. Southwood Harwood. 252
3. Rhyland b. Jan. 14, 1802: m. Clarissa Ward. 253
4. John b. Oct 14, 1803: m. Emily Bishop 254
5. Emma b. April 30, 1805: m. Orimel Hartwell 255
6. Rosilla b. Jan. 16, 1808: m. Erastus C. Decker 256
7. Lorenzo b. Dec. 26, 1809: m. Emiline Seeley 257
8. Angeline b. June 28, 1812: m. Rev. Ira Clark 258

p. 243

256. Rosilla Mudge, dau. of John and Emma (p. 212), b. in Plymouth, Vt., Jan. 16, 1808.

She m. Erastus C. Decker, of Newfane, Niagara Co., N.Y., Oct. 23, 1833. He was a farmer; and in religion, Methodist Episcopal.

Their child was:

Lora E. b. Feb. 12, 1838:

Source: Memorials: Being a Geneaological, Biographical and Historical Account of the Name of Mudge in America from 1638 to 1868. By Alfred Mudge. Boston: Printed by Alfred Mudge & Son, for the family, 1868. Retrieved 5/12/2010 from books.google.com.

Source: Account of the Name of Mudge; Alfred Mudge


1036. Delora E Decker

Likely born in Niagara Co., New York. Source: Account of the Name of Mudge; Alfred Mudge.


789. Harley Redfield Decker

Death certificate indicates his birth was 22 Jan 1826

1850 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Adrian Twp. (p. 584)
(enumerated 13 Sept 1850)

Harley R Decker 24 M Blacksmith NY
Marinda " 22 F NY
Jaspar R 2 M MI (Jasper?)
Olive R 2/12 F MI

Value of Real Estate: 150

Source: Ancestry.com original image

1860 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Adrian Twp (P. 22)
(enumerated 8? Jun 1860)

Harley R Decker 38 M Mar Blacksmith New York
Marinda " 37 F Mar New York
Jasper R " 13 M Mich
Orlando L " 7 M Mich
Harley S " 5 M Mich
Oriel? " 2 F Mich
(Note: Writing is light, appears to read Oriel, indexed as Onel)

Source: Ancestry.com original image

1870 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Adrian Twp (p. 36)
(enumerated 14 August 1870)

Decker, Marinda 42 F W Keeping House New York
----- Harley R 44 M W Farmer New York
----- Harley S 15 M W At home Mich
----- Rosauua 12 F W At school Mich
----- Douglas 10 M W At school Mich
----- Jane 4 F W Mich
----- Eleauora 2 F W Mich

Source: Ancestry.com original image

1880 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Adrian Twp (ED# 145, p. 12D)
(enumerated 10 June 1880)

Decker, Harley W M 54 Farming NY NY NY
----- Marenda W F 52 Wife Keeping House NY VT NY
----- Douglas G W M 19 Son Laborer MI NY NY
----- Capitola W F 14 Daugh Servant MI NY NY
----- Nora W F 12 Daugh At home MI NY NY
----- Ernest M W M 8 Son At home MI NY NY

Source: Ancestry.com original image

1900 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Adrian Twp. (ED# 36, p. 20/61A)
(enumerated 14 June 1900)

Decker, Harley H? Head W M Jan 1826 74 Mar 40 NY NY NY
----- Marinda Wife W F Jan 1828 72 Mar 40 NY NY NY

Note: Indexed as Harley H, but writing over initial makes it harder to read.

Source: Ancestry.com original image

Source: Death Certificate - Michigan Vital Records
Online at seekingmichigan.org Death Records 1897-1920

Place of Death: Lenawee Co., Adrian, Michigan
Full Name: Harley R. Decker
Male, White, Married
Date of Birth: Jany 22 1826
Age 84 y 10 m 21 d
Occupation: None
Birthplace: New York
Father: Walter Decker, born Germany
Mother: M. Batchel, born Germany
Informant: Mrs. Decker, Address: Adrian
Date of Death: Dec 14, 1910 (5 p.m.)
Cause of Death: ?? failure from age
Burial: Adrian Township, Dec 16, 1910


Marenda Oles

Parents (as listed on death certificate): Jasper Oles (born NY) and Marana Laversy? (born ---)
Headstone lists birth year as 1828

1900 census indicates birth in Jan 1827

Death certificate indicates age at death = 74y, 5m, 24d
UCC calendar calculator indicates 74y 5m 23d from Dec 31, 1827 to 24 Jun 1902.

Source: seekingmichigan.org - Michigan Death Records 1897-1920
Library of Michigan (online) image of original retrieved 4/27/2009

Marenda Decker
Date of Death: June 24, 1902
Adrian, Lenawee Co., Michigan
Registered No. 77
Female, White, Married
Age at first marriage: 19
9 children, 5 now living
Aged 74y 5m 24d
Housewife, born New York
Father: Jasper Oles, born New York
Mother: Marana Laversy?, born ----

Date of Burial: June 26, 1902, West Adrian
Disease Causing Death: Angina Pectris? Heart ?

West Adrian Cemetery
Lenawee County, Michigan
[Visited October 11, 2009]
Marenda, wife of H.R. Decker, 1828 - 1902


1038. Jasper R. Decker

West Adrian Cemetery
Lenawee County, Michigan
[Visited October 11, 2009]
Headstone mostly unreadable, cemetery record (1937) reads:
Jasper P, son Marinda, d. Mar. 1865, age 18y 4m, Sultana Victim, Civil War


1039. Olive Decker

Age: 2/12 on 1850 US Census, enumerated Sep 1850.

West Adrian Cemetery
Lenawee County, Michigan
[Visited October 11, 2009]
Headstone very difficult to read
Cemetery record (1937) reads: Olive R, dau Marinda, d. Sep 24, 1851, age 1y 6m 24 d


1041. Harley S. Decker

Birth year as listed on headstone

West Adrian Cemetery
Lenawee County, Michigan
[Visited October 11, 2009]
Harley S. Decker, 1854 - 1872 (G.A.R.)


1042. Aurilla R Decker

Birth year as listed on headstone

1880 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Franklin (ED# 156, Pg. 1/210A)
Enumerated 1 June 1880

Marshall, Wm. W M 35 Farmer Mich
----- Sarah J W F 29 Wife Keeping House Penn.
----- George W M 6 Son Mich
----- Ed W M 3 Son Mich
----- E R? W M 1 Son Mich
Decker, Auril W F 22 Servant Servant Mich
Brown, John W M 22 Fm. Labor Farm Laborer Penn
Marshall, Garrit? W M 33 Brother Farm Laborer Mich

Source: Heritage Quest original image

West Adrian Cemetery
Lenawee County, Michigan
[Visited October 11, 2009]
Rillia R. Pettis, 1858 - 1890


Charles A Pettis

1870 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Adrian Twp (Pg. 12)
Enumerated 29 Jul 1870

Dwelling #89
Pettis, Andrew 46 M W Farmer New York
----- Lucinda 43 F W Keeping House N He.?
----- Wm. 17 M W At school Ohio
----- Chas. 12 M W At school Ohio

Source: search.labs.familysearch.org, original image

1900 US Census, Michigan, Gratiot County, St. Louis Wd. 4 (ED# 58, Pg. 22B)
Enumerated 30 June 1900

Saginaw St., Dwelling# 408

Pettis, Lucinda Head W F June 1806 73 Wd 48? New Hamp New Hamp New Hamp
----- Henry W Son W M Nov 1852 47 D 26 Ohio New Hamp New Hamp Carpenter
----- Charles A Son W M Sep 1857 42 D 20 Ohio New Hamp New Hamp Carpenter

Note: The number of years married listed for each do not appear correct. The entry for Lucinda appears more like 98, but assumed to be 48. The value for Lucinda and Henry also both appear to have an X over them.

Source: search.labs.familysearch.org original image


May Fanning

May Lucy or Lucy May? Official records so far only list her as May Fanning, but information provided to me was her name as Lucy Fanning.

Age 29 on marriage in 1886, birthplace listed as Pennsylvania


Debora A Delameter

Previous marriage: Wright


796. Ira Decker Jr.

1880 US Census, Connecticut, Litchfield Co., Torrington (ED# 12, page 1/215A)
Enumerated 1 June 1880

#5
Decker, Ira W M 45 Mar Works on Farm Cn Cn? NY
----- Margaret F W F 47 Wife Mar Keeping Inn Ire? Ire? Ire?
----- Andrew F W M 17 Son Sing Works on Farm Cn Cn Ire?
----- George H? W F 12 Son Sing At Shool Cn Cn Ire?
----- Grace A W F 8 Daugh Sing Cn Cn Ire?
----- Frederick W? W M 6 Son Sing Cn Cn Ire?

page is somewhat faded & small writing, hard to decipher

Source: Heritage Quest original image


Margaret F. unknown

father & mother born Ireland


1048. Jane Louise Decker

No 1870 Census. [note from Everett]


Mary T. unknown

Father & Mother born in Connecticut


801. William H. Decker

Note from Everett: [after 1900? they adopted a boy Percy b. 1880, IL, parents unk.]

Also noted from Everett: Also April 1837?


Louisa Jane Aldrich

Daughter of Marcellus L. & Elizabeth S. (Crocker) Aldrich


1056. Ida J. Decker

Sagamon County, Illinois Marriage Applications
March 26, 1879 - Dec. 31, 1881
http://sangamon.ilgenweb.net/marr1879-kr.htm

Page 42
#9463
Groom: Nocoles, Nathaniel, 26, Chatham, IL
Bride: Decker, Ida J, 20, Chatham, IL
Date of License: Sep 09, 1881


802. Charles N. Decker

Sent via email by Everett Decker:

[
I am descended from Ira's son Charles N. DECKER who was the only other Decker named in Crissey's "History of Norfolk". He fought in the War of the Rebellion.

"Norfolk was well represented in this regiment, Rifle Co. E or Infantry Co. F containing the first men to enlist from this town. viz,. ... Charles N. Decker, ...." (p.306)

and "In the Second Regiment, Conn. Heavy Artillery, called the Litchfield County Regiment, a considerable number of Norfolk men enlisted and passed through long and severe service, participating in not less than thirteen engagements, in which several were killed, others wounded and disabled for a time or for life, and many others suffered and died from sickness. The Regiment was enlisted in August 1862, at "Camp Dutton," in Litchfield. Sept 11th was formally mustered into the United States service and on the 15th of September proceeded by rail to Washington....
"Charles N. Decker (also in Co. E, 2nd C. V.) Mustered in Dec. 16, '63. Promoted March 1, '65. Mustered out Aug. 18, '65." (p.308).

I have a copy of his wedding announcement in The Winsted Herald. Also a copy of his original [2nd] enlistment papers for 3 years with his signature, dated 16 Dec 1863.

Many years later (1919) he would die in the VA Hospital in Togus, ME.
]

FreeFormatDate:Winsted, Conn.


Caroline A. Merrill

Daughter of Hiram A. and Nancy A. (Warner) Merrill


Lizzie unknown

father & mother born Virginia


806. John Sanford Decker

One child (per death certificate), plus adopted son John Leonard

1870 US Census, Michigan, Genesee Co., Forest Twp (Otisville, Page 230)
Enumerated 17 June 1870

#51

Decker John S 33 M W Farmer New York
----- Sarah 32 F W Keeping House New York
----- Celistia B 12 F W Michigan
----- Naomi 64 F W Living with son Canada

Source: Heritage Quest original image

1880 US Census, Michigan, Genesee Co., Forest Twp (Otisville) (ED#77, page 266B)
Enumerated 21 June 1880

#65
Decker, John S W M 44 Mar Dept. Sherriff NY NY ?
----- Sarah W F 42 Wife Mar Keeping House MI Eng? ?
----- Leonard W M 2 Adopt-son MI ? ?

Source: Heritage Quest original image

1900 US Census, Michigan, Genesee Co., Forest Twp. (ED# 19, Page 17A/161)
Otisville Village
Enumerated 28 June, 1900

#367
Decker, John S Head W M June 1833 66 Wd NY NY Scotland Pensioner?
----- John L AdptSon W M June 1878 21 S MI Unk Unk Day Laborer

Note: Marriage record (6 June 1900) indicates that John was married by 28 June, 1900, but census date of record was 1 June, 1900.

Source: Heritage Quest original image

Death record found at seekingmichigan.org, Michigan Death Records 1897-1920
through Library of Michigan (online)
Retrieved 5/11/2009 - Image of original

Record #381
Genesee Co., Forest Twp, Otisville Village

John S. Decker
Date of Death: Oct 15 1902
Place of Death: Otisville
Married, Male, White, Age 66 years
Parent of One child, One are living.
Born: Michigan
Occupation: Laborer
Father: Unknown (crossed out), Leonard, Birthplace: Unknown
Mother: Unknown, Birthplace: Unknown

Date of Burial: Oct 17, 1902, Smith Hill
Cause: ?? - Disease of Kidney
Registered 4 November, 1902, Registered# 4

Smith Hill, information per death certificate


Sarah E Nutchard

Born in New York or Michigan (conflicting census)

Source: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mifgs/cemindex/cemindex.html

Forest Twp Cemetery, Otisville, MI
Original Section, Section E (rear)
visited by Lonnie Decker 6/18/2009

Sarah E
wife of
J. S. Decker
Died
Apr? 1, 1899?
Aged 62 yrs (82/92?)
[first digit is curved as in a 6, 8, or 9. 62 would be consistent]
[well worn/aged headstone. No headstone adjacent (J.S. Decker?)]
[Leonard & Rachel Decker are buried nearby]


1064. John Leonard Decker

Listed in 1880 and 1900 census with father as Adopted Son.


Caroline C Kanous

No children

Death record found at seekingmichigan.org, Michigan Death Records 1897-1920
through Library of Michigan (online)
Retrieved 5/11/2009 - Image of original

Indexed as Caroline Decher

Record# 296
Caroline Decker
Place of Death: Michigan, Genesee Co., Thetford Twp.
Date of Death: Mar 4, 1917
Female, White, Widowed
Birth: Nov 27, 1838, New York
Age 78y 3m 5d
Housewife

Father: John Kanouse, New York
Mother: Olen Terry?, New York

Cause of Death: Cerebral? Hemorage
Place of Burial: Richfield, Mar 6, 1917
Informant: Mrs. John Kanouse, Rogersville?
Registered No. 2, April 6, 1917

Richfield, per death certificate


812. Adeline Sally Decker

Source: History and Biographical Record of Lenawee County, Michigan, 1879

Not found in Lenawee Co. in 1920 census
Headstone indicates death in 1910

Wolf Creek Cemetery, Lenawee County, Michigan
Visited October 10, 2009
Wood
Adeline
1830 - 1910


William Wood

Parents: Leander Wood (born 22 June 1804, Onondaga, N.Y.) and Maria Cure (born 4 October 1806, Saratoga County, N. Y., died Rome, MI, January 1851)

Source: History and Biographical Record of Lenawee County, Michigan, 1879

Note: 1900 Census lists birth as June 1825

Source: History and Biographical Record of Lenawee County, Michigan, 1879

Moved to Michigan with his parents in the Fall of 1833

1850 US Census, Lenawee Co., Rome Twp
Series M432, Roll 355, page 273
Enumerated 5 Sept. 1850

Source: Heritage Quest, Original Image

Dwelling #636
William Wood 23 M Farmer, 800 born NY
Adeline " 20 F born NY
Elizabeth 1 F born Mich


Previous Dwelling #635 lists William's parents & siblings living at home:
Leander Wood 45 M Farmer, 2500 born NY
Maria " 44 F born NY
Sophmona? " 17 F born NY
Polly A " 15 F born Mich
Martin L " 13 M born Mich
Hannah M " 8 F born Mich

1860 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Rome Twp
Series M653, Roll 551, Page 534
Enumerated 19 June 1860

Source: Heritage Quest, original image

listed in family (dwelling #1195) as follows:
William 34 M Farmer born NY
Adaline 34 F born NY
Elisabeth 11 F born Mich
Hulbert 5 M born Mich
Joseph Decker 29 M F. Laborer born NY

This would be Adeline Decker, married to William Wood, with her brother Joseph listed. The next dwelling is Luther Wood (William's brother), married to Bell (Adeline's sister, Isabella Decker).

Duplicate information listed for Joseph

1870 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Rome Twp (Page 15/502)
enumerated 14 June 1870

#130
Wood, William 43 M W Farmer New York
----- Adeline S 40 F W Keeping House New York
----- William H? 15 M W At Home Michigan
----- Clark L 5 M W Michigan
Smith, William 26 M W Working on Farm Michigan
----- Elizabeth J 21 F W Keeping House Michigan
----- Ada May? 1 F W Michigan

Source: Heritage Quest original image

1880 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Rome Twp (ED# 168, Page 2B)
enumerated 1 June 1880

#11
Wood, William W M 53 Farmer NY NY NY (married)
----- Adeline W F 50 Wife Keeping House NY NY NY (married)
----- Clark L W M 16 Son Farm Laborer MI NY NY
----- William H? W M 25 Son Farmer MI NY NY (married)
----- Edward L W M 2 Gr Son MI NY NY
----- Edwin A W M 8/12 Gr Son (October) MI NY NY
----- Mary H W F 19 Sons wife Keeping House NY NY NY (married)

Source: Heritage Quest original image

1900 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Rome Twp (ED# 59, Pg 3B)
enumerated ? June 1900

#72
Wood, William Head W M June 1825 74 M 57 NY NY NY
----- Adeline Wife W F Apr 1830 70 M 57 NY NY NY
(listed as having 4 children, 3 now living)

Note: Children Clark Wood (#71) and William Wood (#73) are on same page

Source: Heritage Quest original image

Not found in Lenawee Co. in 1920 census, living with son Clark Wood in 1910.
Headstone shows death in 1917

Wolf Creek Cemetery, Lenawee County, Michigan
Visited October 10, 2009
Wood
William
1826 - 1917


1066. Alfred H. Wood

Likely born in Rome, Lenawee Co., Michigan

Source: History and Biographical Record of Lenawee County, Michigan, 1879

Source: History and Biographical Record of Lenawee County, Michigan, 1879
Death date as given on headstone

Wolf Creek Cemetery, Lenawee County, Michigan
Visited October 10, 2009
Wood
Alfred, 1850 - 1851


813. Joseph B Decker

Note: In 1880 their (Uri & Experience) son Joseph also lived next door with his wife Abbie (b. 1843) and a daughter, Bessie B. (b. 1867)

or 1833?

1860 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Rome Twp
Series M653, Roll 551, Page 534
Enumerated 19 June 1860

Source: Heritage Quest, original image

listed in family (dwelling #1195) as follows:
William 34 M Farmer born NY
Adaline 34 F born NY
Elisabeth 11 F born Mich
Hulbert 5 M born Mich
Joseph Decker 29 M F. Laborer born NY

This would be his sister, married to William Wood. The next dwelling is Luther Wood.

1870 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Rome (page 31)
enumerated 29 June 1870

#273
Decker, Joseph B 34 M W Works on Farm NY
----- Abbie 27 F W Keeping House MI
Drake? Anna 16 F W At Home MI
Decker, Bessie B 3 F W MI
Reynolds, Lenard 70 M W Farmer NY
----- Elizabeth 74 F W Keeping House NY

Source: Heritage Quest original image

1880 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Adrian (ED# 145, pg 26B)
enumerated 23 & 24 June 1880

Previous entry is parents: Uri & Experience Decker

#264
Decker, Joseph W M 48 Farming NY NY NY
----- Abbie W F 37 Wife Keeping House MI NY NY
----- Bessie B W F 13 Daughter At Home MI NY MI

Note with Joseph: Rheumatism (sickness or disability)

Source: Heritage Quest original image

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903
on Ancestry.com - original image
Decker, Joseph B
Pvt, Co. E, 5? Regt
Mich Cavy
Cemetery ... At Wolf Creek, Mich
Date of Death: june 4 1893
Headstone supplied by W. H. Gross, Lec, Mass
Contract, Oct 20, 1896


June 7, 1893 (page 1, column 2): Jospeh Decker, aged 61, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bert White, on Front street of rheumatism of the heart. He had been an invalid for over a year and badly crippled in one limb. He leaves besides Mrs. White, four sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Geo. Fleming, C.W. and Sid Decker, of this city, Mrs. Wm. Wood, of Rome, Mrs. Lewis Wood, of Raisin and Mrs. J. V. Turner of Cambridge. Deceased was an old soldier and a member of Woodbury Post. The funeral will be held at the Wolf Creek Church.
Source: Michigan Messenger, Vol I (excerpts - 1890-1893) Housed at the Adrian Public Library, page 142)


Abbie Morton

not located in 1900 or 1910 census


814. Sidney Smith Decker

Their (Uri & Experience) son Sydney lived next door in 1860 & 1870 with wife Saphriana (b. 1834) and they had at least 4 ch.: Uri Edward, b. 1856; Charles Sumner, b. 1857; Cora W., b. 1859; Nellie, b. 1861.

Spelling as Sidney based on death certificate in 1911.

1900 Census lists birth as Oct 1833. Death Certificate states born Oct 14 1833.

1860 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Adrian
Series M653, Roll 551, Page 33
Enumerated 11 June 1860

Source: Heritage Quest, original image

Dwelling #237
Sydney Decker 28 M Farmer born Mich
Saphroma? " 26 F born Mich
Uri " 4 M born Mich
Sumner? " 3 M born Mich
Cora " 2 F born Mich

Note: Father Uri Decker is previous dwelling on same page.

1870 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Adrian Twp (page 1)
enumerated 12 July 1870

#3
Decker, Sidney 36 M W Farmer MI
----- Sophronia 36 F W Keeping House NY
----- Edward 14 M W At School MI
----- Chas 13 M W At School MI
----- Cora W 11 F W At School MI
----- Nellie 9 F W At School MI
Smith, David 20 M W Farm Laborer MI

Note: Parents are previous entry (#2) and sister is following entry (#4 - married to Luther Wood)

1880 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Franklin (ED# 156 page 30B)
enumerated 22 June 1880

#302
Decker, Sidney W M 46 Hotel Keeper MI NY NY
----- Sophronia W F 47 Wife Keeping House NY NY NY
----- Uriah W M 24 Son At Hotel MI MI NY
----- Charles S W M 23 Son At Hotel MI MI NY
----- Cora W F 18 Daugh' law Keeping House MI NY NY
----- Cora W F 22 Daughter Teacher MI MI NY
Whelan Adelbert W M 23 Laborer Hotel Laborer MI NY Engd
Meeks Octa W F 22 House Keeper MI NY NY

Sidney, Sophronia, Charles S, & Cora (1) listed as Married
Charles S listed as Married during Census Year

Source: Heritage Quest original image

1900 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Franklin Twp (ED# 47, page 8A/229)
enumerated 1 June 1900

#174
Decker, Sidney S Head W M Oct 1833 66 M 46 MI NY NY Farmer
----- Sophronia Wife W F Oct 1832 67 M 46 NY NY NY
----- Charles S Son W M Dec? 1856 43 D MI MI NY Farmer
----- Nellie D? Daugh W F June 1861 38 S MI MI NY Dress Maker
----- Marvel Grand D W F Apr 1889 11 S MI MI MI At School

Note: Sophronia listed as having 4 children, 4 now living

Source: Heritage Quest original image

1910 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Adrian (ED# 46, page 1B)
enumerated 16 April 1910

Division St, #48

Decker, Sydney S Head M W 76 M1 56 MI NY NY Retired - Own I ??
----- Sophronia Wife F W 77 M1 56 NY NY NY none
----- Charles Son M W 51 D MI MI NY Machinist - Auto Factory

Sophronia listed as having 4 children, 3 now alive

Source: Heritage Quest original image

Death record found at seekingmichigan.org, Michigan Death Records 1897-1920
through Library of Michigan (online)
Retrieved 4/27/2009 - Image of original

Certificate of Death, Registered No. 139
Place of Death: Adrian, Lenawee Co., Michigan
No. 48 Division
Full Name: Sidney Smith Decker
M, W. Married
Date of Birth, Oct 14 1833, Age 78y 1m 6 d
Date of Death: Nov 20 1911
Cause of Death: Exhaustion
Name of Father: Uri Decker, born New York State
Name of Mother: Experience Martin Baker, born Yew York State
Informant: Cora Decker Younghaus, Adrian, Michigan
Place of Burial: Wolf Creek, Lenawee Co., MI, Nov 22, 1911
(Dated Dec. 5, 1911)

Wolf Creek Cemetery, Lenawee County, Michigan
Visited October 10, 2009
Sidney S. Decker
1833 - 1911


Sophronia Wood

Sister of William Wood

1900 Census lists birth Oct 1832, born NY

presumed from burial in Michigan

Wolf Creek Cemetery, Lenawee County, Michigan
Visited October 10, 2009
Sophronia W. Decker
1832 - 1925


1071. Charles S. Decker

1900 Census lists birth in Michigan Dec 1856

1920 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Adrian (ED# 55, page 5B/8603)
enumerated 8 Jan 1920

Division St, #550 (several households)
Hhld #148
Decker, Charles S Head M W 63 D MI MI NY Machinist
----- Sophronia W Mother F W 87 Wd NY MI Mass None
Younghaus? Cora Sister F W 61 Wd MI MI NY None

Source: Heritage Quest, original image

Based on information on headstone

Wolf Creek Cemetery, Lenawee County, Michigan
Visited October 10, 2009
Charles S. Decker
1856-1929


Cora unkown

Note: Information on Cora (wife of Charles S. Decker) from 1880 census, in which Charles is married and living with his parents.


1072. Cora W. Decker

1920 Census lists Cora with her brother Charles, with last name Younghouse?
Also listed as informant on death certificate of her father Sidney in 1911 as Cora Decker Younghaus.


1073. Nellie D. Decker

Middle initial was noted as B., but listed as D. on death certificate

1900 Census lists birth in Michigan June 1861. Death Certificate lists birth 9 June 1861.

Source: seekingmichigan.org Michigan Death Records 1897-1920
image of original, Libary of Michigan (online) retrieved 4/27/09

Nellie D Nottingham (indexed as Tellie D Tottingham, but N's look more like Y's)
Place of Death, Adrian (city), Lenawee Co., Michigan
July 29, 1914
Female, White, Married
Birth: June 9, 1861 Michigan
Age 55y 1m 19d
Housewife

Father: Sidney S. Decker, born (unreadable)
Mother: Sophronia Wood, born New York
Cause of Death: Diabetes (10 years)
Burial: Wolf Creek, July 31, 1914
Recorded August 5, 1914, Registered No. 102

Wolf Creek Cemetery, Lenawee County, Michigan
Visited October 10, 2009
Nellie D. Lewis
1861 - 1914


Nottingham unknown

Presumed name is Lewis, as this is Nellie's name on her headstone.


815. Irene M Decker

Source: 1900 US Census (Year & Month), Headstone also provides date

Death information on headstone

Wolf Creek Cemetery, Lenawee County, Michigan
Visited October 10, 2009
Irene M Decker, born Nov 22, 1835, died Jan 2, 1923


John Van Horn Turner

Birth information as given on headstone.

1860 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Rome Twp
Series M653, Roll 551, Page 534
Enumerated 19 June 1860

Source: Heritage Quest, original image

John Turner 32 M Farmer? born NY
Irene " 24 F born Mich
Fred " 1 M born Mich

Listed on same page as (Irene Decker) sister's family, Adeline (Decker) Wood, which also includes her brother Joseph.

1870 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Cambridge (page 153)
Post Office: Rome Center
enumerated 6 August 1870

#8
Turner, John 43 M W Farmer New York
----- Irini 34 F W Keeping House Michigan
----- Mary E 5 F W A[t home?] Michigan
Short, Kedmer? 17 M W Works on farm Michigan
[Appears to be M or K, o or a, d or l, followed by "mer"]

Source: Heritage Quest original image

1880 US Census, Michigan, Lenawee Co., Cambridge (ED# 151, page 20D)
enumerated 19 June 1880

#203
Turner, John W M 52 Farmer NY NY NY
----- Irene W F 44 Wife Keeping House MI NY NY?
----- Mary W F 15 Daugh At home MI NY MI
Reynolds, John W M 46 Boarder Busher? NY Unk Unk
King, Granville W M 12 At school Ill? Unk Unk?

Source: Heritage Quest original image

Wife, Irene, listed as widow in 1900 census, living with daughter (Mary) family.

Death information listed on headstone, presumed death in Michigan

Wolf Creek Cemetery, Lenawee County, Michigan
Visited October 10, 2009
John V. Turner
Born Feb 1, 1828, Died May 14, 1898


1074. Fred Turner

Birth information as listed on headstone

only listed in 1860 census with family (age 1), not found in 1870 (only 11) or later census. Mother listed in 1900 as having 2 children, 1 now living.

Death information as listed on headstone, verifying information above.

Wolf Creek Cemetery, Lenawee County, Michigan
Visited October 10, 2009
Freddis S. Turner
Born Sept. 2, 1859, Died Aug. 24, 1864