DEEMING

Family History

The information published here is a collection from various websites.

Some of this information is based upon research in progress and

and has not necessarily been proven or finalized.

 

Welcome to our family pages.  We are Jay Funk and Barbra Ballard Funk and these pages are a labor of love for our children and the reset of the family.  These pages are simply an attempt to research and document where our families have come from, plus any other interesting tid-bits.

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Please eMail : jay@usfunks.net

 

 

 

 

Deeming : In the office of the registrar in Melton Mowbray, the family name is recorded as Deemin in the 1800s.

 

England

1855

Illinois

1855 - 1876

Iowa

1870

Montana

1876

 

Three Branches

Of

The Deeming Family

In

The United States

1853 - 1960

 

by Catharine B. Deeming in 1960

 

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1) Thomas Deeming & Catharine Hastings

2) Ann Deeming & George Dixon

3) James Deeming & Mary Orton

 

Leicestershire, England

Melton Mowbray is located in the heart of the East Midlands in the county of Leicestershire.

 

 

Illinois, Will County, Lockport

Lockport State Street in early 1900s

 

Lockport is located at 41°35′19″N 88°2′50″W (41.588659, -88.047267)

 

Lockport is a city in Will County, Illinois, United States that incorporated in 1853. Lockport is located in northeastern Illinois, 30 miles southwest of Chicago, and north of Joliet, at locks connecting Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal with the Des Plaines River via the Lockport Powerhouse.

 

Lockport was the headquarters of the operationally defunct Illinois and Michigan Canal. A section of the canal runs through Lockport, including the remains of the canal's Lock No. 1 from which the town received its name. The canal right-of-way is now the Illinois and Michigan National Heritage Corridor.

 

 

  1. Thomas Deeming 1808 - ~1881   & Ann Maria Dixon ~1810 - 1842 & Catharine Hastings -> ~1853

    In 1853 or 54, the Thomas Deeming family immigrated to America and settled in Lockport, Illinois in what was know as "the English Settlement".  Thomas later bought a farm seven miles east of Lockport, Will County, Illinois
     

     

  2. Ann Deeming ~1807 - 1871 & George Dixon ~1808 - 1878

    1855 or 56, George and Ann immigrated to America on the sailing vessel named the Daniel Webster.  They bought land a mile south of Lockport on the Lockport and Joliet road and opened a stone quarry. In England he had been "an extra fine stone cutter and dresser".
     

     

  3. James Deeming ~1818 - 18?? & Mary Orton ~1824 - >1880

    1855 or 56, James and Mary Deeming immigrated to America on the sailing vessel named the Daniel Webster.  They lived in Lockport, Illinois for a time with Thomas and his family on their farm.  They later built a house in Lockport at the top of the hill on the road running east and west just south of where the Chicago and Alton depot is.

     

Available now

From Lockport Area Genealogical & Historical Society

Lockport, Illinois: The Old Canal Town

by John Lamb

 

 

Thomas Deeming 1808 - ~1881 & Ann Maria Dixon ~1810 - 1842

Thomas Deeming
Birth:             1808 in England
Marriage #1: Ann Maria Dixon
Marriage #2: Catharine Hastings
Death:            March 21, 1880 or 81
Burial:           
Mt. Vernon Evangelical Cemetery, Black Hawk County, Iowa

 

Ann Maria Dixon
Birth:    ~1810 in England
Death:  November 1, 1842 in Melton Mowbray at age of 33 years

1853-54 Thomas Deeming family immigrated to America
          and settled in Lockport, Illinois in what was know as "the English Settlement"
          Later Thomas bought a farm seven miles east of Lockport, Will County, Illinois

1850 At least three of Thomas' sons served in the Union forces during the Civil War.
         1) John Deeming was a musician in the 19th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment
         2) George Pick Deeming enlisted in the 3rd Iowa Battery Light Artillery in 1861 at Debuque, Iowa
         3) Thomas C. Deeming enlisted in the 39th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment; was wounded in Battle of Winchester

1860 After the Civil War Thomas and his four youngest sons settled in Iowa

1880 US Federal Census - Mount Vernon, Black Hawk, Iowa - Thomas 71 Henry S. 30 Kate 26

 

Children:

  1. John Henry "Jack" Deeming
    Birth:            May 30, 1832 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
    Military:       US Civil War - Union 19th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment - Musician
                         
    Marriage:     Betsey Ann Anderson on August 12, 1857 in Lockport, Will, Illinois
                         Birth:   December 31, 1835 in Massena, Saint Lawrence, New Your
                        
    Father: Joseph ANDERSON b: ~1796 in Scotland
                         Mother: Jane MACKAY        b: 29 Oct 1797 in Kingarth, Isle of Bute, Scotland
                         Death: June 23, 1895 at age 60
    in Lockport, Will, Illinois
    Children:      Clara ~1858; Charles~1851; Louise Ann ~1864; Edwin ~1867; William John ~1874
                         Catherine "Katie" ~1870 was the source for much of the "The Branches of The Deeming Family" paper
    Occupation: Building Contractor
    Death:          March 13, 1912 at age 81
    in Lockport, Will, Illinois
     

  2. William Deeming        
    Birth:         March 7, 1834 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
    Marriage:  Ellen Ford on November 28, 1858
                       Birth:      September 9, 1838 in Wyandot County, Ohio
                       Parents:  David 1807 and Catharine (Van Gundy) 1812-1879 Ford
                                       natives of Ross County, Ohio
                       Death:     March 6, 1922
                       Burial:     Mount Vernon Cemetery
    Children:   Nancy A. 1859 - Josiah 1862 - William Henry born April 2, 1867 & married Ethzelda
                      Louisa born June 7, 1869 - Katie M. born January 23, 1873 - Nellie J. born April 8, 1877
    Death:        May 16, 1905
    Burial:       
    Mt. Vernon Evangelical Cemetery, Black Hawk County, Iowa

    ???????????????????????
    W.H. Deeming born April 2, 1867; death Dec 10, 1826





    Note:          Historical Record of Black Hawk County, Iowa
                       Waterloo Daily Courier (Waterloo, Iowa) September 9, 1949 - Deeming Family Reunion
     

  3. George Pick Deeming
    Birth:          August 8, 1836 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
    Military:
         US Civil War - Union 3rd Iowa Battery Light Artillery in 1861 at Dubuque, Iowa
                       Battles include Sugar Creek AR, Pea Ridge and Helena, AR. Re-enlisted 1864. Served til 24 Oct 1869.
    Marriage:   Margaret Ellen Noll on April 4, 1864
                       Birth:     May 16, 1841 at Jackson County, Ohio
                       Parents: Isaac and Jane (Snodgrass) Noll
                       Death:    February 15, 1915
                       Burial:    Evergreen Cemetery (Plot Bk R Log 6) - Anita, Cass County, Iowa
    Children:    Freeman, born October 27, 1872; Isabella B., born October 15, 1874;
                       Guido H., born August 20, 1876; Georgia M., born May 30, 1879;
                       Jesse, born July 21, 1882; Anna, born August 31, 1868, died March 13, 1869,
                       and two died in early infancy
    Faith:         United Brethren church
    Death:        February 11, 1923
    Burial:        Evergreen Cemetery (Plot Bk R Log 6) - Anita, Cass County, Iowa

    ?????????????????????????
    Laura May Deeming
         born ~1880
         died July 14, 1931
         burial Evergreen Cemetery
     


  4. Note:          Historical Record of Black Hawk County, Iowa
                       Cedar Falls Gazette (Cedar Falls, Iowa) July 18, 1879 - Daughter 14 pounds at birth
                       Iowa Recorder, The (Greene, Iowa) October 12, 1910 - Mr. and Mrs. George Deeming                           
     

  5. James Deeming    died when very young in England
     

  6. Thomas C. Deeming
    Birth:        ~1840
    Military:    US Civil War - Union 39th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment -
                      wounded in Battle of Winchester
    Marriage:  Mary Ann Bentley on March 2, 1870 in Will County, Illinois
                       Birth:    March 12, 1848 in Illinois
                       Death:  May 5, 1930
                       Burial:  Mount Vernon Cemetery
    Death:       >1880 - per 1880 Census

    Children:    Martha born ~1871 in Iowa
                      Ruth      born ~1874 in Iowa
    1880 US Federal Census - Mount Vernon, Black Hawk, Iowa - Thomas 40 Mary 32 Martha 9 Ruth 6

     

  7. Josiah Deeming    died when very young in England, November 1, 1842

 

Catharine Hastings
Birth:       England
Death:     ~1853 or 54 of cholera in Lockport, the year before Ann and James immigrated
Children: Catharine was a widow with several children:
                1) Tom Hastings son stayed in England

 

Children:

  1. Henry Simpson Deeming
    Birth:         October 29, 1849 in Melton-Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
    Married:    Alice Kate Bentley
                      Birth:   1854 on Illinois and parents born in England
                      Death: 1935
                      Burial:  Mount Vernon Cemetery
    Children:   1) Lucy   2) ??Asa
    Death:       1926
    Burial:        Mount Vernon Cemetery
                     
    1880 US Federal Census - Mount Vernon, Black Hawk, Iowa - Thomas 71 Henry S. 30 Kate 26
     

  2. Lucy Deeming died as an infant after coming to America

 

 

 

 

 

Charles T. Deeming born ?; death December 9, 1889; burial Mount Vernon Cemetery
Ralph Deeming born ?; death June 13, 1896; burial Mount Vernon Cemetery

Ruth A. Deeming born December 9, 1873; death September 27, 1942; burial Mount Vernon Cemetery


 

 

Ann Deeming

Ann Deeming
Birth:      ~1807 in England
Death:    November 13, 1871 at age of 64 years
Burial:    Lockport City Cemetery

The headstone reads:
George Died Feb 28, 1878, Aged 71 yrs Ann his wife, died Nov 13 1871, Aged 64 yrs "Meet us in Heaven"
 

George Dixon - brother of Anna Maria Dixon, Thomas Deeming's first wife
Birth:      ~1808 in England
Death:    February 28, 1878 at age of 71 years
Burial:    Lockport City Cemetery with wife Ann

1860 United States Census - Lockport, Will, Illinois : George age 52 - mason & Ann age 53 & George P. age 23 painter
1870 United States Census - Lockport, Will, Illinois : George age 63 & Ann age 62
 

Children

  1. George Pick Dixon
    Birth:        May 18, 1836 in Melton-Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
    Marriage: Ellen Bedford
                     Birth:   July 24, 1844 in Leicestershire, England
                     Death:  1927 at age of 83
                     moved to near Walla Walla, Washington
    Children:  Mary - Minnie - Florence - Albert - Arthur
    Death:      September 1907 at Waitsburg, Washington (north of Walla Walla)
    1860 United States Census - Lockport, Will, Illinois : George P. age 23 - Occupation: painter
     

2/23/2009 :
My husband is a descendent of George Dixon and Ann Deeming. Do you have any other information/photos, etc. on this side of the family. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
I would gladly exchange any information that I have.
-- Catherine Preston

3/1/2009 :
Here is George Pick Dixon and his family as far as I have.
I've also attached two pictures of Minne Ellen Dixon Woods.
--  Terry and Cathy Preston

Side note here:
          Was Minnie Ellen Dixon in Montana near any of the family from England ?
          Is that why they moved to Montana?

Yes - There still are Dixons living in and around Virginia City, Montana today.
I haven't found the exact connection yet but according to family there is one.
         -- Jay Funk

 

3/6/2009 :
I have just been in touch with the ggggrandaughter of Albert Dixon. He and Arthur were twins but would often fool around with their birthdays and often (since they were identical twins - switch places.)

 


Dixon Family History

 

  1. Elizabeth Lucy Dixon
    Birth:        September 1, 1839 in Melton-Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
    Marriage: Leander Bump (1809-1880) April 13, 1859
    Children:  Walter - George - Florence (1863-1876) - Lydia 
    Death:       May 2, 1914 at the age of 75
    Burial:       Brooks Cemetery, Gooding Grove, Will County, Illinois

     

  2. Anna M Dixon
    Birth:        August 2, 1841 in Melton-Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
    Marriage: William J. Bentley on February 28, 1867
                      Birth:      March 28, 1843
                      Death:    October 11, 1935
                      Military:  US Civil War - Company F. 100th Illinois Infantry
    Residence: Lockport
    Children:   adopted daughter Beulah
    Death:       March 25, 1907

1855 Immigrated to America on the sailing vessel named the Daniel Webster
George and Ann bought land a mile south of Lockport on the Lockport and Joliet road
and opened a stone quarry.  In England he had been "an extra fine stone cutter and dresser".

 



 

James Deeming  ~1818-???? & Mary Orton ~1824-????

James Deeming
Birth:     ~1818 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
Death:   >1880
Burial:   Lockport Cemetery
 

Mary Orton
Birth:     ~1824 in England
Death:   >1880
Burial:   Lockport Cemetery

 

 

~1818 James Deeming born in England
~1824 Mary Orton born in England

1851 England Census - Melton, Mowbray, Leicestershire, England James 33 & Mary 27
1855 Immigrated to America on the sailing vessel named the Daniel Webster



 

 

 

 

James and Mary lived in Lockport, Illinois for a time with Thomas and his family on their farm.
They later built a house in Lockport at the top of the hill on the road running east and west
just south of where the Chicago and Alton depot is.  (133 West 13th Street Lockport, IL 60441)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James having been a "sawyer" in England, found work in the Lockport boatyard of the Illinois and Michigan Canal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1880 United States Federal Census : Lockport, Will County, Illinois
    ● Deeming, James - age 62 - Laborer
    ● Deeming, Mary  - age 56 - Keeping House
 

 

Children

  1. Arthur R. Deeming
    Birth:           May 31, 1843 in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England
    Married:      Anna M. Smith on December 26, 1868
                        Birth:    January 1851 in Ohio per 1900 US Census
                        Death:   May 24, 1920 at 71 years
    Children:     Leonora May / Mae born October 21, 1869; married Thomas A. Cheadle
                        May Deeming pictures from 1869 & 1881
    Occupation:
    grocery and boat stores
                        
    Superintendent of the Methodist Episcopal Church Sabbath school
    Arthur worked on the canal as a boat builder, then as a manager of Norton's grain warehouse,
    and finally, after the Norton enterprise failed, as a newspaperman.

    1870 United States Federal Census - Lockport, Will, Illinois
    Arthur & Ann Deeming + Elizabeth 10
    1900 United States Federal Census : Lockport, Will County, Illinois
    Arthur 58 & Anna age 49
    1920 United States Federal Census : Lockport, Will County, Illinois
    Arthur 76 & Anna age 70
    1930 United States Federal Census : Lockport, Will County, Illinois
    Arthur 88
     

  2. William James Deeming, Dr.
    Birth:           1848 in Melton Mowbray England
    Married #1: Sarah Noel born ~1854 in England
                        Death: 1893
    Children:    Charles O. born ~1872
                        William born ~1878; died at age 3
    Married #2: Exona "Ona" Bookout December 26, 1893 in Kirksville, Missouri
                        Birth:    July 15, 1864 in Sullivan County, Missouri
                       
    Father: James BOOKOUT born 30 MAY 1823 in Wayne Co., KY
                        Mother: Lidya E. KILGORE
    Children:     Paul James born 1896 in Missouri
    Occupation: Doctor Osteopath
    Residence:    Lockport and Chicago and later in Brookfield Missouri.
    1880 United States Federal Census : Lockport, Will County, Illinois
    William - age 26 - Shoe Maker
     

  3. Elizabeth Deeming
    Birth:            February 22, 1858 in Lockport Illinois
    Father:         James Deeming and Mary Orton
    Married:       James Henry Harriman on March 16, 1875 in Lockport Illinois
    Death:          1923 at age of 65
                        
    Burial:           Hillside Cemetery in Virginia City
                         

    1870 United States Federal Census - Lockport, Will, Illinois
    Arthur & Ann Deeming + Elizabeth 10
    1875 Henry Harriman and Elizabeth Deeming married on March 16, 1875 in Lockport Illinois
    1875 Lizzie stayed with her brother and worked for her brother's wife helping with the housework
    1875 Henry came to Montana and found work at "Old Round Barn" caring for pure breed horses
    1876 Elizabeth and son Harry traveled by train to Salt Lake City and stage coach to Virginia City
     

http://will.ilgenweb.net/bios/1878-d.htm#deemingar

Arthur R Deeming, Lockport Twp

Arthur R. DEEMING, foreman grocery store, Lockport; was born in Leicestershire, England, May 31, 1843; in 1855, he emigrated to America, and settled in Lockport, IL; be entered the employ of Stephen DOWSE as clerk in his grocery store, and remained in his employ about nine years; leaving Lockport, he next located in Ottawa, La Salle Co., remaining, however, but a few months; he next engaged in carpentering for a short time; in 1865, he engaged with Norton & Co., and at the end of six months took charge of their large grocery and boat stores, which position be now holds. He was married Dec. 26,1868, to Annie M. SMITH, a native of Illinois; has one child - Leonora M., born Oct. 21, 1869. Mr. DEEMING is at present Superintendent of the M. E. Church Sabbath school.

 

Available now

From Lockport Area Genealogical & Historical Society

Lockport, Illinois: The Old Canal Town

by John Lamb

 

 

On May 26, 1863, Barney Hughes, Thomas Cover, Henry Rodgers, William Fairweather, Henry Edgar and Bill Sweeney camped along a small stream fringed with alder trees. Fairweather and Edgar went to prospect a place of rimrock. Fairweather dug the dirt, filled a pan and told Edgar to wash the pan in the hope of getting enough gold to buy tobacco. When the first pan turned up $2.40, they knew the gulch had great potential.

 

Word spread like wildfire. Miners covered the hillsides with tents, brush shelters and crude log cabins. On June 16, the Varina Town Company platted the town. Some, supporters of Jefferson Davis and the Confederacy, intended to name the new town after Jefferson Davis' wife, Varina. But the newly elected miners' court judge, Dr. G. G. Bissell, was an equally stubborn Unionist. When it came time to file the official documents, he submitted the name Virginia instead.

 

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Elizabeth A. Deeming ~1858

Elizabeth A "Lizzie" Deeming
Birth:             February 22, 1858 in Lockport Illinois
Father:          James Deeming and Mary Orton
Married:        Henry James Harriman on March 16, 1875 in Lockport Illinois
Death:           1923 at age of 65
                     
Burial:           Hillside Cemetery in Virginia City
                     
                      "
Harriman, Elizabeth, b. 1858, d. 1923, s/w Henry T. & Simeon St. John"
1870 United States Federal Census - Lockport, Will, Illinois
Arthur & Ann Deeming + Elizabeth 10
 

 

James Henry Harriman
Birth:            September 30, 1848 in London, England
Parents:        born in London, England
Military:        served in the British Army in India
Immigration: 1873 Henry and his Mother came to Lockport Illinois after the death of his Father
Married:        Elizabeth A. Deeming on March 16, 1875 in Lockport Illinois
Death:           December 4, 1913 in Butte Montana at the age of 65
                      The Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, Montana) December 5, 1913 - Obituary
Burial:           Hillside Cemetery in Virginia City
                     
                      "
Harriman, Henry T., b. 1848, d. 1913, s/w Elizabeth & Simeon St. John"
1848 Henry James Harriman was born September 30, 1848 in London, England
186x-7x Henry served in the British Army in India

                               
1873 Henry and his mother immigrated from England to Lockport Illinois
                     

 


1875 Henry Harriman and Elizabeth Deeming married on March 16, 1875 in Lockport Illinois
1875 Lizzie stayed with her brother and worked for her brother's wife helping with the housework
1875 Henry came to Montana and found work at "Old Round Barn" caring for pure breed horses
1876 Henry sent for Elizabeth and son Harry.  The came by train to Salt Lake City and stage coach to Virginia City
1900 Henry's occupation was Teamster working as an Engineer for the Summit Mine and at Quartz Mine at Junction.

 

1880 United States Census - Virginia City, Madison, Montana - Henry 20, Elizabeth 22, Arthur 1
1880 United States Census Record :  Virginia City, Madison County, Montana
    ● Harriman, Henry      age 30, married, profession Teamster living in Virginia City

    ● Harriman, Elizabeth  age 22, married, Keeping House living in Virginia City

    ● Harriman, Arthur      age 1 month Son

1889 December 7th - Henry J. Harriman became Citizen of the United States in Virginia City, Montana

1900 United States Federal Census : Union, Madison County, Montana
    ● Harriman, Henry      age 51 - Immigration 1873 - Stationery Engineer
    ● Harriman, Elizabeth  age 42

    ● Harriman, Arthur     age 20 - Day Laborer
    ● Harriman, Annie M  age 19
    ● Harriman, Sarah E   age 17
    ● Harriman, Clara M  age 15
    ● Harriman, Simon      age 8
    ● Harriman, Helena     age 7
    ● Harriman, George    age 3
1910 United States Federal Census : Adobe, Madison County, Montana (Page#2)

    ● Harriman, Henry      age 61 - Immigration 1873 - Farrier
    ● Harriman, Elizabeth  age 52

    ● Harriman, Simon      age 19
    ● Harriman, Helena     age 18
    ● Harriman, George    age 13
1913 Henry died on December 4, 1913 in Butte Montana at the age of 65
    
The Anaconda Standard (Anaconda, Montana) December 5, 1913 - Obituary
1920 United States Federal Census : Union, Madison County Montana
    ● Harriman, Elizabeth  age 61 - Widow
 

DEEMING
&
HARRIMAN

Three Branches of
The DEEMING Family in
The United States
1853 - 1960
James Henry Harriman & Elizabeth Deeming
Page 31-34

 

Children

  1. Henry Harriman
    Birth:       November 8, 1876 @8:20am in Lockport Illinois
                    Came to Montana in a Stage Coach with his mother Elizabeth
    Death:     January 6, 1880 at 3 years and 2 months of age
    Burial:     Virginia City Hillside Cemetery
                   
                    "
    Harriman, Harry, d. 2 Nov 1876, s/o Elizabeth & Henry Harriman"
     

  2. Arthur A. Harriman
    Birth:        July 1, 1879 in VC
    Marriage: Dora Catherine "Dode" Eby ~1902
                     Birth:   November 15, 1884 in VC
                     Death: January 1, 1953
    Children:  Charles Henry 1902; Carl Francis 1904; Mary Colette 1908
    Death:      March 17, 1943

    1910 Home at Browns Gulch Pct, Madison County Montana
    1920 Home at Union, Madison County, Montana
     

  3. Annie May Harriman
    Birth:        May 30, 1881, Monday morning at 20 minutes of five in Virginia City Montana
    Marriage: Carl Magnus Burgstrom

    Death:      June 10, 1947
     

  4. Sarah Ellen "Sadie" Harriman
    Birth:              December 22, 1882 - Friday morning at 10 minutes past eight in VC
    Marriage #1:  Jerry Farrell in Butte
    Children:        Son, James H. Farrell of Hamilton
    Residence:      1913 at 534 Maryland Ave, Butte Montana
                           1923 at 343 Maryland Ave, Butte Montana
    Residence:      1914 in Virginia City - worked at the Thompson-Hickman Museum
    Marriage #2:  George Brakey in Virginia City.  George died in 1957
    Death:
                May 5, 1973 at the age of 90
                           Montana Standard (Butte, MT) May 6, 1973 - Obituary
    Burial:            Holy Cross Cemetery, Butte Montana
                          

  5. Clara Maria Harriman
    Birth:        August 3, 1884 - Sunday afternoon at 20 minutes past 3
                     at Washington Bar, Madison County, Montana
    Death:      August 29, 1964
    Marriage: Jack Giem
     

  6. Charley Harriman
    Birth:        March 12, 1886  -- only lived two weeks
    Death:      March 26, 1886
    Burial:     Virginia City Hillside Cemetery
                   
                     "
    Harriman, Charley, b. 12 Mar 1886, d. 26 Mar 1886"
     

  7. Simeon St. John Harriman
    Birth:        January 1, 1890
    Baptized:  February 22, 1891 in VC Episcopal Church
    Death:      December 5, 1918 (Spanish Flu)
    Burial:      Hillside Cemetery
                     
                      "
    Harriman, Simeon St. John, b. 1890, d. 1918, s/w Henry T. & Elizabeth"
     

  8. Elena Harriman
    Birth:        February 19, 1892
    Baptized:  August 1892 in VC Episcopal Church
    Death:      1913
    Burial:      Virginia City Hillside Cemetery
                     
     

  9. George Harriman
    Birth:        August 10, 1896
    Death:      December 2, 1918 (Spanish Flu)
    Burial:      Virginia City Hillside Cemetery
                     

 

 

 

 

Correspondence

 

From: Mike Coronado
Sent: Monday, January 19, 2015 3:23 PM
Subject: Deeming Photo

Dear Sir,

I have a photo of a young boy that appears to have been taken in the 1870's in San Francisco, California. The photographers studio name is G. D. Morgan of 417 Montgomery Street. (Mr. Morse moved his studio from S.F. to Chicago in 1889). On the back of the photo is written, "Edwin Umaid Deeming. Born July 25, 1867. Regards of, J.U.D."

I did a bit of research and I came to your webpage, and I saw the name Edwin who was born in 1867.

Coincidence?

Anyway, I have scanned both sides of the photo on the chance that this may be a relative.

All the very best.

Mike Coronado Morgan Hill, California

 

 

 

 


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George Deeming, one of the representative farmers of Mount Vernon Township, owns 120 acres on the northeast quarter of section 27. His improvements are among the best in the township. His farm is all well fenced; his residence and farm buildings are large and comfortable and in good repair. He is a public-spirited citizen, and has assisted materially in advancing the interests of his town and county. Mr. Deeming was born in Melton-Mowbray, Leicestershire, England, August 8, 1836, and was fourteen years old when his father came to the United States. He lived in Lockport, Illinois, till 1857, when he went to Nebraska and lived a few miles from Sioux City a few months. In 1858 he came to Black Hawk County, Iowa, and worked by the month till the breaking out of the war of the Rebellion, when, August 1861, he enlisted in the Third Iowa Battery. They went into camp at Dubuque, and from there were sent to Benton Barracks, St. Louis. Their first battle was at Sugar Creek, Arkansas. Subsequently they participated in the battles of Pea Ridge and Helena. At the battle of Pea Ridge the battery lost twenty-three horses and three guns, and eighteen men were wounded and three killed. He re-enlisted in 1864 and served till the close of the war; was mustered out October 24, 1869. He then returned to Black Hawk County, and located on the farm where he now lives, which he had bought while in the service. The land was wholly unimproved and it is due entirely to his industry and energy that he is now the owner of one of the best farms in Mount Vernon Township. Mr. Deeming married April 4, 1864, to Margaret E. Noll, a native of Jackson County, Ohio, born May 16, 1841, the youngest of ten children of Isaac and Jane (Snodgrass) Noll. Mr. and Mrs. Deeming have had eight children five of whom as living – Freeman, born October 27, 1872; Isabella B., born October 15, 1874; Guido H., born August 20, 1876; Georgia M., born May 30, 1879; Jesse, born July 21, 1882; Anna, born August 31, 1868, died March 13, 1869, and two died in early infancy. In politics Mr. Deeming is a Republican. In religion he adheres to the faith of the United Brethren church. He has served his township as school director and road commissioner, and in all the duties imposed on him as been an efficient and reliable public servant. Mrs. Deeming's father was born in Ohio, August 2, 1805, and her mother in Virginia April 25, 1805. About 1844 they moved to Fulton County, Illinois, and eight years later to Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa, where they lived eleven years. In 1863 they moved to Black hawk County, and settled in East Waterloo Township, where the mother died October 27, 1868, and the father March 1, 1873. Mr. Noll enlisted in the war of the Rebellion, in Company G, Thirty-seventh Iowa Infantry, in what was called the “Gray Beard Regiment,” and served two years, when he was discharged on account of disability, the result of an injury received by a fall at Rock Island.

 

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William Deeming has a fine farm of 280 acres in Mount Vernon Township, 200 acres being on section 27 and eighty acres on section 28. He has a fine, large frame residence and his farm buildings are commodious and comfortable. He is one of the representative farmers of the township, a public-spirited, enterprising citizen and a good neighbor. He came to Black Hawk County from five miles east of Lockport, Will County, Illinois, in the spring of 1854, and worked for one Walter Hitchcock, to whom he had hired in Will County for $10 a month. He subsequently worked by the day and month till he had earned enough to buy forty acres of Government land, on the river, part of which was timber and part prairie land. He afterward bought eighty acres of prairie land and two years later sold it all at an advance on the purchase price and bought forty acres in Mount Vernon Township. This he afterward sold and went to Sioux City, spending three months looking for a location, more satisfactory, but finally returned to Black Hawk County, and bought eighty acres of his present farm of Dyer Williams. In 1866 he sold this and went to Adair County, Missouri, and bought 240 acres of land, on which he lived four months. At that time there were two political parties in Missouri and each had a secret society. Representatives from these parties visited him and told him he must join one or the other of them. This he declined to do, saying that he preferred returning to Iowa. An aunt of Mrs. Deeming lived at Kirksville, and they went there to buy their household furniture, but the aunt advising them not to stay there as they "did not know what hung over their heads", they only bought a cook stove, which they sold for one-half its cost and returned to Iowa, exchanging their 240 acres for the eighty acres they had left in Mount Vernon Township. Mr. Deeming made the first improvements on his land, and built the first house, a small frame, in which he lived till he built his present residence. He has been successful, due to his energy and good management. Mr. Deeming was born in Meltonmowbray, Leicestershire, England, March 7, 1834, a son of Thomas and Ann Maria (Dixon) Deeming. His mother died in England, November 1, 1842, aged thirty-three years, and his father in this township, March 21, 1880, aged seventy-two years. His father married a second time and his wife died in Lockport, Illinois. He accompanied his father to the United States when he was fifteen years old, and lived in Lockport till coming to Iowa. He was married November 28, 1858, to Ellen Ford, a native of Wyandotte County, Ohio, born September 9, 1838, a daughter of David and Catharine (Van Gundy) Ford. Her parents were natives of Ross County, Ohio, her father born in 1807 and her mother in 1812. About 1853 they moved to Black Hawk County, Iowa, and settled in Washington Township. Here her mother died February 21, 1879, and her father still lives. Mr. and Mrs. Deeming have six children--Nancy A., born September 16, 1859, was married February 3, 1880, to George Knapp, of Waterloo Township; Josiah, born December 29, 1862; William Henry, born April 2, 1867; Louisa, born June 7, 1869; Katie M., born January 23, 1873; Nellie J., born April 8, 1877. In politics Mr. Deeming was formerly a Republican, but now affiliates with the Democratic party. He has served his township as road supervisor and trustee.