Descendants of Martin Ryerson

 

I believe he was the son of Peter Ryerson ( b NJ, 1778 of Ithaca NY) who is a descendent of Marten Ryerson ( Reijerszen) and Annetje Rapalje who settled in Flatbush, Brooklyn New York in 1663.

Generation No. 1

1. MARTIN RYERSON was born 1813 in Ithaca,  NY and he died in March of 1882 in Ames, Story Co.,  Iowa.  He married JENNIE SOPER in Ithaca, NY in 1860. She was born 1834 in NY and is the daughter of Cornelius Soper and Hannah of Chenango, NY.

He first married Harriet (unk) and is found living with his wife and daughter in the 1850 Tompkins Co., New York census. His daughter Louise later marries 1st Charles D . Humphrey  and then 2nd Amasa Thayer and later lives in Ithaca, NY.

1850 census Ithaca Tompkins Co. New York  
Name Age Occupation Income Place born
Martin Ryerson 37 Boat captain 300 NY
Harriet 32     NY
Louisa 15     NY

 

1860 Census Ithaca, Thompkins County, New York, Series: M653 Roll: 868 Page: 394
Name Age Sex Occupation Real Estate Value Personal Estate Value Birthplace
Martin Ryerson 46 M Captain of Steam Boat 1600 500 NY
Harriett 42 F   (looks like DC or DO)
Louisa 2 F   Same as Harriett

I do know that this is my Martin Ryerson in the 1870 Cayuga Co., New York  and 1880 Marshalltown, Iowa census and he is now found married to Jennie Soper. They live with Jennie's son Thomas W. Hill ( alias, Thomas Barons according to will) and Stonewall Jackson Ryerson ( my great grandfather) and Arabella.

                   1870 Census Springport, Cayuga Co New York

1870 census Springport Cayuga Co. New York  
Name Age Occupation Income Place born
Martin Ryerson 57 Boat carpenter 2000 NY
Jennie 36 Keeps house   NY
Thomas Hill 13     NY
Stonewall 6     NY
Bell 3     NY

In the 1880 Marshall Co., Iowa census

1880 census Marshalltown Marshall Co. Iowa  
Name Age Occupation Income Place born
Martin Ryerson 61( 67?) Barbing wire 2000 NY
Jennie 39 Keeps house   NY
Stonewall 18     NY
Bell 12     NY

 

Steamer Sheldrake ( Martin was captain in 1868) according to Ithaca business directory for 1868-1869

Steamer Sheldrake ( Martin was captain in 1868) according to Ithaca business directory for 1868-1869

 
ryerson family photos

 


Descendants of Martin Ryerson


Generation No. 1

1. MARTIN2 RYERSON (PETER1) was born 1819 in New York. He married JANE SOPER, daughter of CORNELIUS SOPER and HANNAH. She was born 1841 in Chenago, NY.

Children of MARTIN RYERSON and JANE SOPER are:
2. i. STONEWALL3 RYERSON, b. Jun 1861, New York; d. 30 Jun 1931, Chicago, Cook Co., IL.
ii. ARABELLA RYERSON, b. 1868, Springport, Cayuga Co, NY; d. 05 Nov 1947, Marshall, MO; m. WILLIAM BUCKINGHAM WELCH, 22 May 1884, Webster City, IA; b. 13 Feb 1850, Ypsilanti, MI; d. 06 May 1946, Marshall, MO.

More About ARABELLA RYERSON:Burial: Ridge Park Cem Marshall, MO


Generation No. 2

2. STONEWALL3 RYERSON (MARTIN2, PETER1) was born Jun 1861 in New York, and died 30 Jun 1931 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. He married MARGARET CHESNUT 04 Sep 1884 in Chillicothe, Livingston Co., MO, daughter of BENJAMIN CHESNUT and CATHARINE BRIGMAN. She was born 04 Sep 1863 in Chillicothe, Livingston Co., MO, and died 01 Aug 1947 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.

Notes for STONEWALL RYERSON:
moved to Chicago ca 1885-6. Divorced Margaret (after 1910) according to death record.
Census 1900 Chicago: Stonewall 38, married 15 yrs, Margaret 28; Pearl 14; Lulu 13; Carl 10; Blanche 9.
Census 1910 Chicago: Stonewall 46 married 24 yrs; Margaret 40; Carl 20, Blanche 18; granddaughters Marjory and Ruth Duclo 2 & 4 yrs (children of Pearl).
( Photo at left taken Chicago abt 1895 thanks to bobv- from left to right blanche, pearl, lulu, carl)  )
More About STONEWALL RYERSON:
Burial: Mt Hope Cem., Worth, Cook, IL
Census: 1920, Chicago, IL

Notes for MARGARET CHESNUT:
Shown as widow at the time of her death.
DEATH: 1947-08-03
Chicago Tribune (IL)
RYERSON
Edition: Chicago Tribune
Margaret Ryerson, nee Chestnut, late of 1520 E. 75th street, widow of the late Stonewall J. Ryerson, loving mother of Pearl Loftus, Lulu Griffin, Blanche Stockman, and Carl, devoted grandmother of nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, including the late Pvt. 1st Class George A. Anderson Jr., A. U. S. Member of the B. R. T., No. 4. Services Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2 p.m., at chapel, 316 W. 63d street, at Harvard avenue. Interment Mount Hope. Information, Wentworth 0025.

More About MARGARET CHESNUT:Burial: Mt Hope Cem., Worth, Cook, IL
Census: 1900, Chicago, IL

Children of STONEWALL RYERSON and MARGARET CHESNUT are:
3. i. PEARL4 RYERSON, b. Aug 1885, Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA.
4. ii. LULU RYERSON, b. 27 Mar 1887, Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA; d. 12 Sep 1958, US Army Hospital, Frankfort, Germany.
5. iii. CARL RYERSON, b. Feb 1890, Missouri; d. 16 Feb 1954, Chicago, Cook Co, IL.
6. iv. BLANCHE RYERSON, b. Apr 1891, Missouri; d. 15 May 1960, Chicago, Cook Co, IL.


Generation No. 3

3. PEARL4 RYERSON (STONEWALL3, MARTIN2, PETER1) was born Aug 1885 in Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA. She married (1) HARRY DUCLO 18 Jun 1901 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL, son of HENRY DUCLO and KATHERINE FAGAN. He was born 11 Dec 1881 in Illinois, and died Jan 1964 in Illinois. She married (2) WILLIAM CAIRNS Abt. 1916 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL. He was born 1878 in New York, N.Y.. She married (3) ROBERT LOFTUS Bef. 1945 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL. He was born 1887 in Michigan.


Children of PEARL RYERSON and HARRY DUCLO are:
7. i. RUTHE5 DUCLO, b. 1906, Chicago, Cook Co, IL; d. 03 Dec 1967, Chicago, Cook Co, IL.
8. ii. MARCELLA DUCLO, b. 17 May 1906, Chicago, Cook Co, IL.


Child of PEARL RYERSON and WILLIAM CAIRNS is:
9. iii. ELLEN5 CAIRNS, b. 05 Jun 1915, Chicago, Cook Co, IL; d. 24 Mar 2002, Barstow, San Bernardino Co., CA.


4. LULU4 RYERSON (STONEWALL3, MARTIN2, PETER1) was born 27 Mar 1887 in Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA, and died 12 Sep 1958 in US Army Hospital, Frankfort, Germany. She married WILLIAM GRIFFIN 16 Jun 1916 in St. Joseph, Berrien Co., MI, son of MICHAEL GRIFFIN and MARY BEVAN. He was born 11 Nov 1887 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL, and died 05 May 1940 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.

Notes for LULU RYERSON:
1958-09-24
Chicago Tribune (IL)

GRIFFIN
Edition: Chicago Tribune
--Lulu Griffin, Frankfurt, Germany, Sept. 12, 1958, formerly of Chicago, born March 27, 1887, Sioux City, Ia., wife of the late William Laurence Griffin; beloved mother of William Michael Griffin of East St. Louis, Ill., and Maj. Laurence B. Griffin, U. S. army stationed in Frankfurt, Germany; sister of Pearl Ryerson Loftus and Blanche Stockman, both of Chicago. At chapel, 2024 E. 75th street, at Jeffrey boulevard. Services at chapel Thursday, Sept. 25, at 2 p.m. Interment Oak Hill cemetery. FAirfax 4-7177.

More About LULU RYERSON:Burial: Oak Hill Cem., Chicago, Cook Co., IL

Notes for WILLIAM GRIFFIN:
DEATH: 1940-05-08
Chicago Tribune (IL)
GRIFFIN
Edition: Chicago Tribune
--William Griffin of 1523 E. 76th place, beloved husband of Lulu Ryerson Griffin, fond father of William and Laurence, beloved brother of Jennie, Edward, Mrs. Mae Price, Mrs. Eva Hatch, and Bevan Griffin. Funeral Thursday, May 9, at 2 p.m., at funeral home, 72d street and Dorchester avenue. Interment Oakhill cemetery. Member of Aaron Lodge, No. 913, A. F. & A. M., Grand Crossing chapter, No. 219, R. A. M.

More About WILLIAM GRIFFIN:Burial: 09 May 1940, Oak Hill Cemetery

Children of LULU RYERSON and WILLIAM GRIFFIN are:
10. i. LAURENCE5 GRIFFIN, b. 18 May 1916, Chicago, Cook Co, IL; d. 28 May 1980, St. Thomas, VI.
11. ii. WILLIAM GRIFFIN, b. 17 Jun 1918, Chicago, Cook Co., IL; d. 02 Aug 1968, St. Louis, MO.


5. CARL4 RYERSON (STONEWALL3, MARTIN2, PETER1) was born Feb 1890 in Missouri, and died 16 Feb 1954 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL. He married (1) MINNIE BRAMER, daughter of GUST BRAMER and ROSIE. She was born 1897 in Indiana. He married (2) MUNCIE.

More About CARL RYERSON:Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery Chicago, IL

Child of CARL RYERSON and MINNIE BRAMER is:
i. ROBERT5 RYERSON, b. 05 Aug 1921, Chicago, Cook Co, IL; d. Jan 1974, Illinois.


6. BLANCHE4 RYERSON (STONEWALL3, MARTIN2, PETER1) was born Apr 1891 in Missouri, and died 15 May 1960 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL. She married FRED STOCKMAN 1912 in Chicago, IL. He was born 1890 in Sweden, and died 23 Jun 1968 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL.

Notes for BLANCHE RYERSON:
DEATH: 1960-05-15
Chicago Tribune (IL)
STOCKMAN
Edition: Chicago Tribune
Blanche DeLillian Stockman; May 14, 1960; 1412 E. 75th street; beloved wife of Fred T. Stockman; fond mother of Bernice M. and Fred M. Stockman; grandmother of nine grandchildren; sister of Pearl Loftus. At chapel, 2024 E. 75th street, at Jeffery boulevard, where services will be held Tuesday, May 17 at 3 p.m. Interment Evergreen. Member of Women's Aux. of B. of R. T. FAirfax 4-7177.

More About BLANCHE RYERSON:Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Chicago, IL


Notes for FRED STOCKMAN:
DEATH: 1968-06-23
Chicago Tribune (IL)
Stockman
Edition: Chicago Tribune
Fred T. Stockman, June 22, 1968, late of Calumet City and Lansing, Ill., husband of the late Blanche; father of Bernice of Lansing, and Fred M. of Calumet City; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother of Frank V. and Richard Stockman. Funeral Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., from the Claude E. Griesel Mortuary, 10240 Ewing avenue. Harbor lodge, No. 731, A. F. & A. M. officiating. Interment Evergreen cemetery. SO 8-0632.

More About FRED STOCKMAN:Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Chicago, IL


Children of BLANCHE RYERSON and FRED STOCKMAN are:
i. FRED5 STOCKMAN, b. 08 Feb 1914, Chicago, Cook Co, IL; d. 1984, Calumet, Il.
ii. BERNICE STOCKMAN, b. 1916, Chicago, Cook Co, IL.


Generation No. 4

7. RUTHE5 DUCLO (PEARL4 RYERSON, STONEWALL3, MARTIN2, PETER1) was born 1906 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL, and died 03 Dec 1967 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL. She married GEORGE ANDERSON. He was born 1902 in Illinois, and died 24 Jul 1974 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL.

Notes for RUTHE DUCLO:
1967-12-05
Chicago Tribune (IL)
Anderson
Edition: Chicago Tribune
Ruth Anderson, Dec. 3, beloved wife of George G. Anderson; loving mother of Guy D. and the late George A.; dear daughter of Pearl Loftus; fond sister of Marge Schliman and Ellen Veschi. Funeral Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Donnellan Funeral Home, 10525 S. Western avenue. Interment Holy Sepulchre. BE 8-0075.

More About RUTHE DUCLO:Burial: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Chicago

Notes for GEORGE ANDERSON:
1974-07-25
Chicago Tribune (IL)
ANDERSON
Edition: Chicago Tribune
George G. Anderson, July 24, beloved husband of the late Ruth T.; loving father of Guy D. and the late George; grandfather of one; fond brother of Theodore. Visitation Thursday 3 to 10 p.m. Funeral service Friday 10:30 a.m. at Donnellan Funeral Home, 10525 S. Western Av. Interment Holy Sepulchre. BE 9-0075.


More About GEORGE ANDERSON:Burial: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Chicago, IL

Children of RUTHE DUCLO and GEORGE ANDERSON are:
i. GEORGE6 ANDERSON, b. 1922, Chicago, Cook Co, IL; d. 03 Aug 1945, Valendar, Belgium.

Notes for GEORGE ANDERSON:1945-08-11
Chicago Tribune (IL)
ANDERSON
Edition: Chicago Tribune

Pfc. George A. Anderson Sr., U. S. A., age 23, late of 7342 Harvard avenue, 422d regiment, 106th div., killed while a German prisoner in Valender, Belgium, Dec. 25, 1944, precious son of George G. and Ruth M., beloved brother of Guy, dear nephew of Marcella V. du Clo, Ellen M. Gressman, and Mrs. Ruth E. Corcoran, grandson of Mrs. Pearl Loftus and great-grandson of Mrs. Margaret C. Ryerson. Solemn memorial mass Tuesday, Aug. 14, 1945, at 9 a.m., at St. Carthage's church, 7320 Yale avenue.


ii. GUY ANDERSON, b. Abt. 1932, Chicago, Cook Co, IL.

8. MARCELLA5 DUCLO (PEARL4 RYERSON, STONEWALL3, MARTIN2, PETER1) was born 17 May 1906 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL. She married LEO SCHLIMAN Abt. 1945 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL, son of LOUIS SCHLIMAN and SARAH BARNETT. He was born 05 Apr 1896 in Hammond, IN, and died 03 Oct 1973 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL.


Notes for LEO SCHLIMAN:
DEATH: 1973-10-03
Chicago Tribune (IL)
SCHLIMAN
Edition: Chicago Tribune
Leo Schliman, of Hammond, Ind., Monday, Oct. 1, beloved husband of Marcella, nee Duclo; loving father of Dolores (Arthur) Larson of Lena, Ill.; dear brother of Bessie Wolfsohn and Libby (Sam) Kramer, both of Chicago; fond grandfather of three; greatgrandfather of two. Funeral was Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1 p.m., Dzladowicz and Anthony Funeral Home, Hammond, Ind., with Rabbi David Horowitz officiating. Interment Oakland Memory Lanes, Dolton, Ill. (219) 931-2800.

More About LEO SCHLIMAN:Burial: Oakland Memorial Lanes


Child of MARCELLA DUCLO and LEO SCHLIMAN is:
i. DOLORES6 SCHLIMAN, b. 27 Jan 1923; d. 26 Nov 1993, Lena, Stephenson Co., IL; m. ARTHUR LARSON; b. 15 Mar 1921, Illinois; d. 11 Oct 1993, Lena, Stephenson Co., IL.

9. ELLEN5 CAIRNS (PEARL4 RYERSON, STONEWALL3, MARTIN2, PETER1) was born 05 Jun 1915 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL, and died 24 Mar 2002 in Barstow, San Bernandino Co., CA. She married (1) JACOBS PHILLIP Abt. 1931 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL. She married (2) HARRY GRESSMAN 1940 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL. She married (3) JOE RICHARD 1953 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL. She married (4) SR. ROBERT PASQUALE VESCE 1956 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL, son of PASQUALE VESCE and CARMELA PINNAIA. He was born 1928 in Pittsburg, Allegany Co., PA.

Notes for ELLEN CAIRNS:
Ellen Vesce, 86, died Sunday, March 24, 2002 at Rimrock Villa Convalescent Hospital in Barstow. She was a resident of Barstow for 15 years. Born June 5, 1915 in Chicago, Vesce was a homemaker for 48 years. A charter member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Barstow, she can be remembered for her love of sewing, decorating at home, traveling, reading books and cooking. Vesce is survived by her husband Robert Vesce Sr. of Barstow; her sons, Robert Vesce Jr. of New York City, Ronald Gressman of Barstow and David Gressman of Fredricksburg, Va.; her daughter Francine Sourbis of Chicago; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sons Richard Gressman and Kenneth Gressman, and a daughter Darcell Gressman. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Mead Mortuary, 36930 Irwin Road. A funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2002 at Mead Mortuary. Burial will be at the Riverside National Veterans Cemetery in Riverside.

More About ELLEN CAIRNS:Burial: Riverside National Cemetery

Children of ELLEN CAIRNS and HARRY GRESSMAN are:
i. FRANCINE6 GRESSMAN.
ii. RONALD GRESSMAN, b. 07 Aug 1936, Chicago, Cook Co, IL.
iii. RICHARD GRESSMAN, b. 03 May 1938, Chicago, Cook Co, IL.
iv. KENNETH GRESSMAN, b. 11 Oct 1942, Chicago, Cook Co, IL.
v. DAVID GRESSMAN, b. 08 Jun 1945, Chicago, Cook Co, IL.

Child of ELLEN CAIRNS and JOE RICHARD is:
vi. DARCELLA6 RICHARD, b. 09 Oct 1954, Illinois.

Notes for DARCELLA RICHARD:
original named Karen Richard she was adopted by Robert Vesce and she became known as Darcell Vesce

Child of ELLEN CAIRNS and ROBERT VESCE is:
vii. JR. ROBERT6 VESCE, b. 10 Mar 1957, Chicago, Cook Co, IL.

10. LAURENCE5 GRIFFIN (LULU4 RYERSON, STONEWALL3, MARTIN2, PETER1) was born 18 May 1916 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL, and died 28 May 1980 in St. Thomas, VI. He married DOROTHY OWENS Abt. 1945 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL, daughter of WILLIAM OWENS and HAZEL BOULTER. She was born 01 Feb 1917 in Chicago, Cook Co, IL, and died Aug 1993 in Key Largo, Monroe Co., FL.

More About LAURENCE GRIFFIN:Burial: Key Largo, FL
More About DOROTHY OWENS:Burial: Fred Hunter Crematory Pembroke Pines, FL

Child of LAURENCE GRIFFIN and DOROTHY OWENS is:
i. SUSAN6 GRIFFIN, b. Abt. 1954, Chicago, Cook Co, IL.

11. WILLIAM5 GRIFFIN (LULU4 RYERSON, STONEWALL3, MARTIN2, PETER1) was born 17 Jun 1918 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL, and died 02 Aug 1968 in St. Louis, MO. He married (2) LORRAINE SMITH Jun 1955 in Chicago, IL, daughter of FRANK SMITH and MABEL MORTIMER. She was born 29 May 1921 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL, and died 30 Nov 2004 in Dallas, TX.

More About WILLIAM GRIFFIN:Burial: Jefferson Nat'l Barracks Cem. St Louis, MO

 


 

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