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201 Her brother, Adam E., named a river and a peak in Oregon, near Corvallis, which still bears her name, Mary Peak and Mary River. WEMPLE, Maria (I1885)
202 Herald & Review (Decatur, IL) - September 6, 2005 Deceased Name: Robert A. Wemple SHELBYVILLE IL Robert A. Wemple, 69, of Shelbyville, died at 12:38 a.m. Sunday, September 4, 2005 in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Gary Ogden officiating. Visitation from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery, near Assumption, Illinois with military rites by the Shelby County Honor Guard. Memorials may be given to the Shelbyville Community Dialysis or Donor s Choice.

Mr. Wemple was born on August 12, 1936 near Assumption, the son of Joseph A. and Hilda Weiland Wemple. He graduated from Assumption High School in the Class of 1954 and later served in the Army National Guard of Illinois. He was a farmer and an insurance agent for Shelbyville Mutual before his retirement. He was a member of Tower Hill United Methodist Church and a former member of the Tower Hill Lions Club and Doc on Call. He enjoyed collecting coins and farm implement toys. He married Joan Crum on August 27, 1961. She survives and lives in Palestine, Texas.

Surviving are his sons, James A. Wemple (Linda) of Tower Hill, Jeffery A. Wemple (Joan) of Huntsville, Alabama, and John A. Wemple of Palestine, Texas; daughters, Beth A. Hughes (David) of Junction City, Kansas and Pamela Tull (Sam) of Shelbyville; brother-in-law, Joseph Shea of Munster, Indiana; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Marla K. and Julia Diane Wemple; and sister, Eloise Shea.

Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at 
WEMPLE, Robert Arthur (I6389)
203 His first wife, Mary (last name unknown), was of Chinese extraction, by whom it is presumed he had children, but no trace can be found of them. His second marriage was to Ruth Copley, his first cousin, daughter of George Copley of Chaumont, NY. He was in the US Marines and held the rank of Captain, with service in Haiti and, possibly, China. As a boy he lived in Watertown, NY, and in 1905 he moved to Chaumont, NY to live with his mother when his father died. There were no children by the second marriage. GJW WEMPLE, John (I4375)
204 In (early) 1866, at the age of 17, he left his shelter of his parent's roof and took up his residence in Boone County, Iowa, where he assisted (one of) his brother(s) in filling a contract for a quantity of wood for six months. About (the later part of) 1866, he returned home and left back for Iowa in 1867 and operated the position of bagger man & express agency at Moingona, Iowa for 18 months. About 1869 he returned to his parents new home in Virginia. About 1870 he removed from Virginia to Kansas, landing in Dickerson County January 10. He first pre-empted 120 acres of land in Waco Township and added to it by purchase until he eventually owned 320 acres, eight miles southwest of Wichita, Kansas. He and his family were members of the Methodist Church, Oatville, Kansas.

He served in the Union Army during the Civil War as a Private in Company C, 6th Regt. Wisconsin Infantry; enrolled April 24, 1861 (at the age of 12), Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin for three years and was mustered in July 16, 1861, Camp Randall, near Madison, WI. Detached to Gibbons Battery (B) 4th US Artillery, December 11, 1861. His name appears on Company's Muster-out Roll near Jeffersonville, IN, July 14, 1865, as having deserted from Middleburg, VA. GJW


M. D. WEMPLE, farmer, Section 25, P. O. Wichita, was born in Rock County, Wis., in 1849; son of Peter D. and Eliza (Davis) Wemple. He was married, in 1874, to Miss Lizzie O'Dell, daughter of William D. and Elizabeth (Foster) O'Dell. They have three children - Stephen H., Agnes E. and Cora D. Mr. Wemple came to Kansas in 1869. In January, 1870, located on the farm where he now resides. He owns 120 acres of land, and is engaged in farming and stock raising. He was the third settler in Waco Township, and made his filing in the fall of 1870; he came from Wisconsin. He was engaged in railroading for two years previous to coming to Kansas. His brother, J. H. Wemple, came to Kansas with him. They, in company, engaged in stock raising. In June, 1870, a man known as Curley Walker, at the head of a band of desperadoes, stole from them seventy-six head of cattle and one horse and drove them across the country to Fort Dodge. Mr. J. H. Wemple was at that time at Sand Springs, near Salina, where they also had a herd of cattle. On hearing of the depredation, started in pursuit. When he reached a point four miles from Fort Dodge, Walker heard of his approach and started on horseback to meet him. On his approach, he was recognized by Mr. Wemple, and as he dismounted, was ordered by him to hold up his hands, upon which he drew two revolvers and commenced firing. Mr. Wemple returned the fire, and the fight continued until twelve shots had been fired, when Walker fell dead, with three bullets through his body. Mr. Wemple proceeded at once to Fort Dodge and gave himself up to the military authorities, but they refused to accept him, claiming that he had done a public service in ridding the country of one of the worst desperadoes. Then went to Fort Hays, gave himself up, and demanded a trial, but with the same result as at Fort Dodge. They raised a purse of $500 for him at Fort Hays, claiming he was a public benefactor. The purse he refused, but succeeded in recovering his stolen stock. 
WEMPLE, Myndert Douw (I2181)
205 In 1743, he resided near Fonda, Montgomery County, NY being one of the first settlers of that locality; was a first lieutenant in the 3rd Reg. of Militia, Col. Guy Johnson, prior to the Revolution; was one of the 100 Patentees to whom were granted 100,000 acres on the south side of the Mohawk River, and also one of 39 who received the Hyde grant of 40,000 acres on the Hudson River; belonged to the Associated Exempts, Captain Jelles Fonda, during the Revolution War and saw active service; lost much property in the two Sir John Johnson raids, of 1780, on the Mohawk Valley. WBW

The following is from a manuscript sent to the compiler on September 28, 2000 by Michael Lee Wemple of Bay City, MI. This manuscript was written by William Barent Wemple, compiler of the first part if this genealogy from 1885-1913. The manuscript was never published.

He was born in Schenectady and baptized in the Dutch Reformed Church of that place on October 2 9, 1704, the record of the same being recorded on page 155 of MINUTES ACCOUNTS, MARRIAGES, BAPTISMS, 1683-1728 and in the following form, to wit:

October 29 Namen Ouders (parents) Getuygen (witnesses)
Barent Wemp Epharim Wemp
Barnhardus Volkije Symon Gesina Beekman

Although he was baptized Barnhardus, he was always called and wrote is name in the shorter form of Barent; the latter name was no doubt really given him and the former appearing in the record, was in all probability due to a license taken by the minister when inscribing it on the record.

On page 173 of the same record is found the registry of the baptism of his wife Debora Wemple, daughter of Jan Wemple and Ariaantje Swits, on October 30, 1710, as follows:

1710 Kinderen Ouders Getuygen
Ober Jan Wemp and Barent Wemp and
Debora Adriana Swits Susanna Swits

They were married at Schenectady, September 2, 1723, it being entered on the Dutch Reformed Church book entitled RECORD OF BAPTISMS 1730-1783, on page 327, and they are designated as young man and young daughter, these being the terms then used to show that neither had ever before contracted a marriage.

After the old Schenectady church has outgrown its capacity and usefulness, a paper was circulated in July 1730 to solicit subscriptions for the erection of a new church and to Barent Wemp, junior, signs for two pounds (Pearson's HISTORY OF THE SCHENECTADY PATENT, PAGE 354).

His brother, Jan Barentsen, deeded to him a lot in Schenectady on February 27, 1728, which was conveyed by the Trustees of the Town to their father, Barent, on February 11, 1703, and by the latter transferred to his son, Jan Barentsen, March 9, 1709, (see document No. 48). The above mentioned lot was on the east corner of State and Center streets and the front of the lot is now occupied by the Carley House. The deed conveying this lot is valuable for several reasons. It proves that Barent and Jan were brothers, and sons of Barent, besides, identifying Barent Jr.) as a resident in after years, of another locality. On March 22, 1743, Barent (Jr.) and his wife Debora, who are designated as of the Mohawk Country, in the County of Albany, convey the some lot in Schenectady, together with other property, to Ava van Driessen, of Albany (see document No. 50). This deed effectually proves that, in 1743, he had moved with his family out to the Mohawks Country, which was the designation given to that part of the valley of the Mohawk River lying west of Amsterdam (Pearson's HISTORY OF THE SCHENECTADY PATENT), and as he also at this time in the same deed conveys property on Van Slyck's Island, just west of the city of Schenectady, which came to him through his grandfather, Jan Barentsen Wemp, to whom half of the island was granted on November 123, 1662 (document No.15). is establishes fully the identity and descent of this one time resident of Schenectady but subsequent pioneer of the Mohawk Valley.

He was among the first settlers of the them wilderness surrounding the vicinity of the present village of Fonda, NY locating on a good sized tract of land about one mile below the village. The left his property to his two sons Barent and Johannes, the latter living on his portion the remainder of his lifetime (see document No. 64).

In the SIR Wm. JOHNSON MANUSCRIPTS, volume 1, page 44, State Library, Albany, NY is the following letter written to General Johnson at Mount Johnson:

Hon'd Sir,

This evening Meheart Van Dusen agoing home, in Corle Van Eapses pasture saw the two Seneka Indians that left your Hon'd house yesterday, one of them being murdered, returned and made report of it.

Captain Cornyne and I summonsed several of the neighbors as jury, but on our coming to Barents Wemple's we examined the Indian, he calles himself Tom, who confessed that he had murdered the other. We examined the corpse and found several cuts with a hatchet in the same places he had confessed. We summonsed such of the neighbors as understood Indian. We have desired them to certify that they understood the Indian, and would be glad to know what your honor would have done further in the affair. Mr. Hendrick Wemple will receive your commissions.

We are Hon'd Sir, your faithful humble servants, Saturday evening.

John Butler.
Piter Conyn.
Jelles Fonda.
Avert Van Eps.
Barent Wemple.
. . .

He was one of the one hundred patentees to whom one hundred thousand acres of land was granted November 30, 1769, lying on the south side of the Mohawk Rover (see document No. 53), and with thirty-nine other persons participated in a grant of forty thousand acres, on the Hudson River, with which a new township was to be erected called HYDE. This second grant is recorded in volume 16, BOOK OF PATENTS, at page 409, on file in the office of the Secretary of State, Albany, NY

In both of the raids made by Sir John Johnson, on the Mohawk Valley, May 22, 1780 and October 18, 1780, he suffered the loss of property to the value of L222.5.0, and a certified copy if his loss may be seen by examining document No. 62.

Prior to the Revolutionary War, he was first lieutenant under Captain Henry Hansen, in the third Regiment of the Militia Foot, commanded by Col. Guy Johnson. The famous Revolutionary patriot Col. Frederick Visher, was second lieutenant of this company. The original return of the officers of this regiment for the year 1761 is preserved in the State Library, Albany, NY, in the SIR Wm. JOHNSON MANUSCRIPTS, volume 16, page 83 (for certified copy see document No. 67). 
WEMPLE, Barent B. (I351)
206 In 1814, he removed from Fonda to Fultonville, N.Y., just across the Mohawk River. He was a man of much prominence, and had wide business and political connections. His first enterprise was the building and conducting in Fultonville of what was, at the time, a large hotel when but nineteen years of age. Soon after, he established a plant of making high-grade furniture, the machinery being driven by horse power. In 1847, he purchased a foundry and machine shop, then of small proportions, and greatly increased the character and extent of its business until at the time of his death, it was the largest for miles around. He was a a pioneer in this branch of the iron trade. He was also interested in a lumber mill and other local enterprises, and was nominated for County Treasure, member of the State Assembly and Congress. He was also an Ensign, Captain, and Major in the 26th Regiment of Infantry of the State Militia in 1832, 1834, and 1846. He was a man greatly loved and sadly missed by the whole community. WBW

The following is from an unpublished manuscript, written by William Barent Wemple II, compiler of the first part if this genealogy from 1885-1913 and grandson of William Barent Wemple I, sent to the compiler on September 28, 2000 by Michael Lee Wemple of Bay City, MI.

. . . In 1828, when only nineteen years of age, he erected the hotel opposite the new Donald Block, where he officiated as Mine Host from 1832 to 1847, during which period he formed the acquaintances of very many whoever continued the life links of Friendship's chain. In 1829 he built the cabinet store now occupied by P. Wiles & Son, conducting business in that branch of enterprise for several years, when he disposed of his interest therein to the senior of the above firm. . . . In 1845 he purchased the Mckinlay foundry, . . . He remained at the old locale three years, when he removed from the north to the south side of the Erie Canal, where he . . . erected a new foundry east of the commodius store house purchased of Lynds Jones, converted it into machine shops. ware rooms and office. . . . Since his death (the business) has been carried on under the name of William B. Wemple's Sons, who continue to command a liberal share of patronage.

. . . in 1846 (he) erect(ed) the Wemple Block, a commanding structure; occupying a part of it as his dwelling place and that of a store, in which he was interested with Jacob B. Argersinger. The firm was dissolved . . . by ordeal of fire. His loss, including building and personal estate, was $15,000.00. It was in part insured, in a company that became bankrupt, realizing only $1,500.00 form that source. . . . two years thereafter, 1857, on the base of the ruins, he caused . . . another structure, surpassing that of the one destroyed, (to be built). . . . He was foremost in organizing an association, purchasing the extensive steam mills erected by Gardinier & Van Denbergh, . . . after several years disposing of it to other parties. . . . In all his undertakings he was ever faithful, never breaking promises to accomplish private ends.

Politically he was ever a life long Democrat, although his party was in the minority, still he was honored by his townsmen for five years as their represent in the board of supervisors. He was also several time elected trustee of the village. He was nominated by his party for County Treasurer in 1851, running against Daniel Conyne, failing of an election, though largely reducing the party majority of his opponent. . . .

In all relations of life he was a gentleman; in society an ornament, respected by all. A compound of good qualities, ever mild, calm. quiet and unassuming; never nasty of inconsiderate, proud or oppressive. Free from Selfishness when interest placed him in competition with others . . .

In the FULTONVILLE REPUBLIC IAN in an obituary notice said in part, It comes our painful duty to announce the death of our neighbor and townsman, William B. Wemple. He died at his residence in this village, after a brief illness, on Sunday afternoon, the 19th (of December 1869) in the 61st year of his life.

By the death of Mr. Wemple our whole community are called to mourn the loss of a most estimable and worthy citizen and cherished friend and neighbor. To his stricken family and sorrowing relatives his loss is irreparable. As a husband and father he was kind, affectionate and exemplary, and in all the relations of his life, truthful, honorable and manly. As a man of business he was a model of integrity and intelligent forecast, and hence he was successful in is business enterprises. His heart was ever filled with sympathy for poverty and human suffering. He was a father to the poor and a friend to all. . . .

His will is as follows:
I give to my wife the use and enjoyment during her life, of the northerly portion of the Brick Building on the corner of Main and York streets now occupied by me as a dwelling, together with the yard, garden and grounds adjoining and now used in connection with said dwelling. Also the rent of the store on the corner Main and York streets till my son Frank shall become twenty-one years of age. This provision is made however, subject to him during the condition that he shall maintain his minority. I also give to my wife during her life, the use of any and all my real and personal property not hereinafter and specifically devised, after which it shall be divided equally among my surviving children.

I give to my sons Nicholas and William Henry my Furnace and Foundry in the village of Fultonville, and the several lots of land connected therewith on the south side of the canal and bounded northerly by the canal, westerly by Z. Fonda, southerly by Canal street, and easterly by a lot of Nancy Gardinier. Also the lots owned by me on the south side of Canal street and adjoining said street. I also direct that my said sons Nicholas and William shall have the patrons and personal property in and connected with the Furnace business at a price as fixed by the last invoice of William B. Wemple and Sons.

I give to my son Edward the center of the Brick Building on the corner of Main and York streets, being that portion of said building between the dwelling part and the store now occupied by Argersinger & Wemple, together with the grounds immediately in the rear of said center part of said building as the same are now fenced, with the privilege of the use of the well on the dwelling part lot and also the right to cross the southerly store lot to York street. Also two thousand dollars in cash.

I give to my son Frank the southerly portion of the Brick Building, on the corner of Main and York streets, as now occupied by Argersinger & Wemple, and the land immediately in the rear as now fenced, with use of the well and the right to cross the lot of Edward to get to said well. This provision to take effect when he shall become twenty-one years of age, unless his mother shall sooner die. Also two thousand dollars in cash when he shall become twenty-one years of age.

I give to my daughter Ann Alida the northerly part of the Brick Building on the corner of Main and York streets, as now occupied by me for a Dwelling, with the land and premises fronting on Main street and bounded northerly by G. F. Van Vechten, easterly by a lot owned by me upon which there is now a tenet house, and southerly by the premises herein devised to my son Edward. This provision to take effect after the death of my wife. I also give my said daughter Ann Alida one thousand dollars in cash. Also the rent of my tenant house on York street till the death of my wife. I also give her my household furniture after the death of my wife.

I also direct my executors in case either the furnace, the brick building, or the tenant house on York street shall have been burned previous to my death, to rebuild the same and to pay the costs out of my entire estate before any division of my property among my children as herein provided.

I appoint Barney Gardinier, Joseph M. Yates and Nicholas Wemple executors to this my last will and testament.

I authorize an empower my executors to sell and dispose of my real estate owned by me at the time of my death not herein devised.

I hereby revoke and annul any will or wills heretofore executed by me.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 17th day of December 1863.


Wm. B. Wemple . . .  
WEMPLE, William Barent (I1676)
207 In 1845, he founded the Jay C. Wemple Company of New York and Chicago, which manufactured the Wemple's Spring Window Shade Roller under the trade name of Eclipse. GJW

The following is from an unpublished manuscript sent to the compiler on September 28, 2000 by Michael Lee Wemple of Bay City, MI. and written by William Barent Wemple II, compiler of the first part if this genealogy from 1885-1913.

His birth occurred on the old homestead farm about one mile east of the village of Fort Hunter. When fourteen years of age he left home and engaged as a clerk in the dry-goods business in Schenectady, NY, where he remained for two years. He then went to New York City and worked for his board and lodging with a shade painter and perfected himself in that trade. In 1845 he went to work for Oliver W. Woodford, in the shade business, at 58 Catherine Street. In 1849 he received an interest in the business, became a full partner in 1855 and in 1861 bought out his partner and acquired the entire business. He established the Jay C. Wemple Shade Company, with headquarters in New York City and Chicago, IL, which is now continued by his sons, and in this line he accumulated several millions of dollars. 
WEMPLE, Jay Cady (I1161)
208 In 1850, Peter V. Wemple removed from New York State to Lake County, IN, and on June 10, 1850, purchased 40 acres of school land @ $1.25 per acre from the Auditor of Lake County, Indiana. He then returned to New York State. In 1855, he removed with his wife from New York State to his farm in Indiana, situated on the Robinson Prairie, in the area commonly referred to as Orchard Grove, located about 5 miles east of the town of Lowell, Indiana. GJW WEMPLE, Peter Vrooman (I77)
209 In 1855, Nancy Ross (Simon's future wife) removed with her family from Ohio to Janesville, Wisconsin. After Simon married Nancy, in 1855, he removed with his bride from Janesville, Wisconsin to Lawrence, Kansas in a prairie schooner. In 1868 he removed from Kansas to Florida and started an orange and sugar plantation, but a killing frost drove him out of business. Whereupon he left Florida and became involved in mining prosperities in Arizona, where he was killed by a band of Geronimo's Apache Indians, probably at one of his mining claims.

Later his wife, Nancy, narrowly escaped death in the famous Quantrell raid on Lawrence, Kansas, as she had gone out of town when the raiders struck. However, her home and its contents were burned. She was the founder of the James Ross Chapter of the D.A.R. in Kansas City, Kansas and her brother, Edmund G. Ross, was a U.S. Senator from Kansas who cast the deciding vote against the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. GJW

The following is from an unpublished manuscript sent to the compiler on September 28, 2000 by Michael Lee Wemple of Bay City, MI. and written by William Barent Wemple, compiler of the first part if this genealogy from 1885-1913.

He was born July 4, 1828; married Nancy Amelis Ross, June 30, 1855; never served in the regular army but was on officer in the Kansas Militia during the early settlement of the State, also throughout the war of Rebellion. Was a first lieutenant of company E Kansas Guards, also Captain of another company and later was lieutenant-colonel. Was killed by the Apache Indians near Greaterville, Arizona, May28, 1886; his widow lives with her daughter, Mabel, in Kansas City, Kansas and is a sister of Senator Ross.

The following was sent to the compiler on January 6, 2003 by Mary Lynn McManus Toluchanian, Sierra Madre, CA:

SIMON (aka/SAMUEL) PETER WEMPLE born 04 July 1828, Schuyler, Herkimer Co., NY died 25 May 1886, near Greaterville, Pima Co., Arizona [removed 14 February 1887 to Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas, where he is buried with his wife, Nancy Amelia (Ross) Wemple and three youngest daughters [Source: Topeka Cemetery].

Simon/Samuel's headstone reads Simon Peter Wemple 1830-1886. The obituary of Simon (aka/Samuel) Peter Wemple appears in The Lawrence Daily Journal (Lawrence, Kansas), issue of 28 May 1886, page 1:

Special to the Journal,
CRITTENDEN, Ariz., May 27.--S. S. Wemple, a relative of Ross Wemple, of the State University, was killed by Indians near Graterville, Arizona, today. [The date is different than that given in Nancy's obituary (May 25).]

This information regarding Simon Peter Wemple's name was also sent to the compiler on January 6, 2003 by Mary Lynn McManus Toluchanian, Sierra Madre, CA:

The land records alternately record S. P. Wemple's first name as Simon or Samuel and place his brother-in-law, William Wallace Ross, in Volusia County, Florida, November 3, 1869, when William sells land in Greene County, Missouri (Book U, p. 161), to Simon P. Wemple of Greene County, Missouri.

WEMPLE, Simon Peter (I2406)
210 In 1858 he removed from New York State to Texas and served with bravery and distinction in the Confederate Army throughout the Civil War. He served as a Major and enlisted March 15, 1861, Paris, Texas and discharged in 1865. He served in Company C, Second Texas Regulars. He served the entire war in Trans-Mississippi Department, CSA. He was wounded with a ball in the ankle at the Battle of Clear Fork of the Canadian River, Indian Territory. GJW

The following is from an unpublished manuscript sent to the compiler on September 28, 2000 by Michael Lee Wemple of Bay City, MI. and written by William Barent Wemple, compiler of the first part if this genealogy from 1885-1913.

. . . He (John Kimmey Wemple) writes, I was five years old when my mother died leaving us, her children, to the cold charity of the world and a mother's dying love our only legacy. I was adopted and raised by a family by the name of Westervelt and stayed with them until I was 18 years old, then I learned the harness and saddle-maker's trade in Albany, NY, and in 1858 came to Texas; went all through the Confederate war as a soldier and after the war I came back to Texas. I married at Milford, Ellis County, Texas and moved to Waco in 1871.

Obituary published in the Waco Daily Times-Herald, Wednesday, November 17, 1914 and sent to the compiler by Michael L. Wemple, Bay City, MI on 24 February, 2003:

Death claimed another pioneer resident of Waco, when Major J. K. Wemple, aged 7!, died last evening at 8 o'clock, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Louis Crow, 1902 Columbus street. The funeral took place from the Crow home at 3 o'clock this afternoon, interment being made at Oakwook, Rev. C. T. Caldwell officiating. The pall bearers are: N. D. Durst, Dick Stone, Tom Padgitt, George C. Slade, Richard Jurney and Alf Edwards.

Though he had been in ill health for some time, Major Wemple had been confined to his bed only since last Tuesday. A pronounced change for the worse became apparent yesterday afternoon, dissolution occurring at the hour above named. Born in New York state, he came to Texas and served in the Confederate army with bravery and distinction, enlisting at Paris, Texas. He was married in 1866 to Miss Mary Hoskins at Milford. For more than three decades he was employed by the Tom Padgitt company, being one of the most faithful of the many employees of this big firm.

Major Wemple had been a resident of Waco for 43 years, and during that very lengthy period he formed a very wide circle of intimate friends and acquaintances. He belonged to the old school.

WEMPLE, John Kimmey (I2045)
211 In 1860 he shipped aboard a whaling vessel out of New Bedford, CT and has not been heard from since. WBW WEMPLE, Adam (I2357)
212 In 1876 his guardian Lemuel Chandler helped him buy a lot and house in Bourbon, IL. The property was purchased from Samuel R. Cooper.

In the 1880 census he is shown to be 24 years old, living with his wife Julia Wimple, age 23, an a daughter Malinda, age 4, and a son Robert Samuel, age 2.

In the 1880 census his brother William Wimple was living with his mother and her second husband, Hans Frahm.

WIMPLE, Silas (I3969)
213 In 1900 Flint graduated from the University of Kansas. He immediately joined his brother in Mexico City and Flint went to work for the Mexican Rail Road as the Assistant Traffic Manager in Mexico City. He worked in this capacity until 1912 at which time he was promoted to Traffic Manager for the Mexican Northwestern RR in Juarez, Mexico. He resided in El Paso, Texas during this time frame.

In 1917 he was appointed General Manager of the Cuban RR and was also the Assistant to the Vice-President of Cuba. He also was the Cuban United States Consular Agent during WW I.

In 1922 he moved to New York, New York and became the Traffic Manager for Wells Fargo Company. He originated the Wells Fargo Armored Car Service, which was still in operation in 1996.

He died July 15, 1945 while under going surgery in a New York hospital and is interred in Middle Village in Long Island, NY. GJW/DRW

The following was sent to the compiler on January 6, 2003 by Mary Lynn McManus Toluchanian, Sierra Madre, CA:

FLINT LEE WEMPLE (He was) born 06 April 1870, Springfield, Greene Co., Missouri [Although some later records give his birth year as 1871, the 1870 census (Springfield, Campbell Township, Greene Co., Missouri, p. 110, lines 15-20, visitation No. 637/665) lists Flint Wemple, age 2/12 year (Apr. written in column 13 which directs, 'If born within the year, state month), born Missouri, as the youngest child of Samuel and Nancy Wemple.

Flint Lee Wemple married Annie Louise Piper, 21 September 1904, Concord, Merrimack Co., New Hampshire (per marriage certificate, which records her parents as Charles Stephen Piper and Emma Frances Greene).

WEMPLE, Flint Lee (I3540)
214 In 1920, after farming in various locations in Lake County, Indiana, he removed to Rhinelander, Wisconsin, where he operated the Edwin Wemple farm. In 1924 he removed from Wisconsin to Lake County, Indiana, and engaged in trucking and operation of retail coal business. His father- in-law, Frederick Hagedorn, was a Crown Point cigar manufacturer and masonry contractor. GJW WEMPLE, Claude Aaron (I394)
215 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. DE NOLA, Floriana (I1652)
216 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. CLARK, Christopher (I12240)
217 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. CLARK, David Lee (I12265)
218 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. CLARK, Edward Schuyler (I12239)
219 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. CLARK, Eugenia (I12251)
220 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. CLARK, Frederick Marvin (I12250)
221 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. CLARK, Jennifer Joan (I12241)
222 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. CLARK, Sedgwick Ashton (I12249)
223 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. WEMPLE, Arthur Gerard (I10257)
224 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. WIMPLE, Rachel J'lyn (I12401)
225 In a letter dated July 22, 1997, accompanied by Blythe's obituary, Robert P. Wemple said of Blythe C. Wemple:

He was a really nice fellow, but very private in his personal life. I know he had survived a serious cancer operation about 15 years ago, but I don't know the cause of his death. His job in the plastics development shop at Sandia, NM required him to consult with a broad range of Sandia experimenters, so he was personable and helpful in a business sense.

Blythe's obituary reads as follows:

WEMPLE -- Blythe C. Wemple, 74, a resident of Albuquerque (NM) since 1946, died Monday, June 30, 1997. He is survived by his wife, Anice of the family home, son, James B. Wemple and his wife, Diane of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Brian Atkins and Tiffany Kettlesen and husband, Allen and great-grandchildren, Kellie Kettlesen and Kayla Kettlesen. Mr. Wemple worked for Sandia Laboratories, retiring after 40 years of service. Cremation has taken place and private family services will be held. French Mortuary, 7121 Wyoming Blvd. NE 
WEMPLE, Blythe (I6737)
226 In a letter from Kathy Wemple Vainauskas to the compiler on April 3, 2000, she mentions the following about Frank Burton Wemple:

. . . As far as Frank Burton Wemple is concerned I have no further information about him or his immediate family other than both his parents are deceased and his only brother died as a young child. I am told that he was rather eccentric and kept to himself and at the present time his whereabouts are completely unknown to anyone. His last known address was Albany, New York but I don't believe anyone has had any contact with him in years. . . .

In an e-mail letter sent to the compiler on October 24, 2000, William W. Wemple of Newport, Oregon had this to say about Frank Burton Wemple:

. . . Frank is the grandson of WBW II and sold off the Fultonville family home lock, stock and barrel, moved to Troy, NY., and was living there as late as 1995. He undoubtedly sold these papers.*

*The papers that William W. Wemple is referring to is a box full of papers that an unidentified lady found in a Pennsylvania flea market, that included the unpublished manuscript often referred to in this work, and other papers that belonged to William Barent Wemple II, the original compiler of this genealogy (circa 1890-1913). Michael L. Wemple, and his brother, Brian and their father purchased these papers from this lady. DRW
WEMPLE, Frank Burton (I4793)
227 In a letter to the compiler dated January 9, 1996, Francis Holland Wemple II stated: My grandfather (Francis Holland Wemple I) started the Wemple State Bank in Waverly, IL in 1877. Ultimately two uncles took over and when the older died in 1966, the younger (then aged 85) sold the bank. The name remains but (the bank) is in a new building. So far as I know it is doing well.

Francis Holland Wemple I received a series of letters from a friend who was serving in the Civil War which he grandson, William Wemple, a brother of Francis Holland II, sent copies to me about May of 1996. These letters are very interesting and serve to give one an idea of what the war was like to a soldier serving on the front lines during the Civil War. DRW

Information sent to the compiler by Mrs. Ann Gilman in a letter dated May 21, 1996 is as follows:

WAVERLY GENEALOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Inc. newsletter published in July 1985 an article by Ensley Moore about Holland Wemple, as follows:

by Ensley Moore, November 16, 1921

Francis Holland Wemple, of Waverly, was one of the fine men of this county. He was born near Amsterdam, N.Y., August 27, 1840, a son of Jacob Anthony and Delia Vissher Wemple. Both of his parents were of Dutch descent, and representatives of two of the oldest families of the historic Mohawk Valley.

The founder of the Wemple family in America was Jan Barentsen Wemp (or Wamp) who came from Holland about 1640 and became on of the prominent members of the colony which settled in the manor of Rensslaerwyck in Hudson Valley soon after, the name first appearing in the annals of the city of Schenectady, N.Y.

Jacob A. Wemple brought his family to Illinois in 1841, locating on a farm situated about three miles southeast of Waverly in Sangamon County. There practically all the remainder of the life of the elder Wemple was spent. He became the owner of about 400 acres of farming land, led a quiet, unostentatious life, was deeply interested in the welfare of the early schools, and was active in the promotion of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He died in October, 1887 and his wife passed away in 1885. The remaining children were two sons, Francis H. and Edward who were partners in the bank of Wemple Brothers.

The early life of Francis H. Wemple was spent on his father's farm in Sangamon County. His education was received in the public schools, at Westlyan University at Bloomington, Illinois, and he was a student at Illinois College. After leaving school he was, for a time, in the business of buying and shipping grain at Virden, Illinois. Removing to Waverly in April 1869, he engaged in general merchandising for seven years as a member of the firm Crain, Manson and Wemple, which firm in connection with a large general store, also operated a bank. Disposing of the interest in this concern in 1876, in the year following (1877), he and his brother established, under the firm of Wemple Brothers, a private bank, now the oldest institution of the kind in Waverly. This bank was entirely independent of the one operated by Crain and Manson and Wemple in connection with their mercantile business and has become recognized as one of the strongest and most reliable private banks in Illinois. Its basis is about 1400 acres of farming land which the Brothers owned and operated in connection with their financial institution. In addition they occasionally bought and sold real estate.

Mr. Wemple took an active and unselfish interest in the promotion of the welfare of the community in which he lived for so long a period. He served as Mayor for several terms, and for a number of years was a member of the local school board, of which he has been president. He also identified with the Grand Army of the Republic, having been Commander and for many years Quartermaster of John W. Ross Post No. 331 of Waverly.

His military service was in Company G, 101st Regiment, Illinois Infantry in which organization he volunteered in August 1862 under Captain Robert McKee. He filled the post of Corporal when mustered out.

On December 8, 1870, Mr. Wemple was united in marriage to Mary Ann Carter, a daughter of Orrin Carter. She died March 9, 1899. They were the parents of five children, two of whom are deceased. Those surviving are Charles Francis and Paul Wilbur, President and Cashier, respectively of Wemple State Bank, which institution has now succeeded Wemple Brothers Bank, and William Lester, an Attorney successfully practicing in New York City.

Jacob A. Wemple came to Illinois from Monroe County, New York in 1841, traveling in a wagon and bringing with him his family consisting then of his wife and their one child, F.H. Wemple, then one year old. As soon as F.H. Wemple was old enough, his parents started him to school in Waverly and from his home he walked straight across the prairie two miles, there being no fences and nothing by which to find one's way except a path through the tall prairie grass. Part of his early school was got in what was known as the 'Seminary,' which stood just back of ht present Congressional Church in Waverly and where, although she was younger than he, Marian Brown, afterward Mrs. Edward A. Tanner, was, for a short time, one of the teachers. His early school days were not free from boyish troubles part of which came from the fact that he was of eastern parentage and birth. This circumstance earned him the appellation of the 'Little Yankee' and added nothing to the comfort of a lonely boy starting to school in strange surroundings. As was frequently the case in those days he dropped out of school at an early age to help on the farm. As was also the case with many of the young men and women of that day as well as of this he later tired school teaching and taught for two winters at the American school house near Virden, Illinois, for a year at Prospect, Illinois and for one year at Sciota near Waverly.

It is hardly necessary to tell those who knew him that he has a wonderful physique. At the time he enlisted in the Army he weighed over two hundred pounds, stood six feet, three inches tall and was in almost perfect health as the result of the out of doors life and work on the farm. Few men were a match for him is strength and I have heard it related of him in this connection that he was able to lift a full length railroad iron. He was always persistent in taking physical exercise, especially pointing out to his sons the importance of this. E.M.

Editor's (Waverly Hist. and Gene. Society) note: Francis Holland Wemple died July 26, 1921 at Springfield, Ill. He is buried at East Cemetery, Waverly, Ill. He and his wife were the parents of Elise Nov. 25, 1871 - July 1, 1872; Charles Francis May 26, 1873 - Feb. 9, 1966; Orrin Anthony Mar. 5, 1875 - Oct. 3, 1894; William Lester May 22, 1877 - Dec. 27, 1933 and Paul Wilbur Jan. 11, 1881 - Sep. 27, 1980. All of this family are buried at Waverly, Illinois.

July 2, 1997, from the Internet, address

The Wild Regiment
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The One Hundred First Infantry Regiment Illinois Volunteers was organized in August 1862 in Jacksonville, Illinois. The regiment consisted of ten companies of young men mainly from Morgan County. These men served the Union with distinction, motivated by concerns greater than the $13 monthly stipend paid to the soldiers. The story of this regiment, like the story of the American Civil War, is one of both triumph and tragedy.

On October 6, 1862, the Wabash railroad took the regiment to Cairo, Illinois. Many men in the regiment became gravely ill or died during their time in Cairo. Corporal Frank H. Wemple wrote from Cairo, telling much about the regiment's living conditions.
There are quite a number of boys sick . . . we are surrounded on all sides by rats; abominable big rats. I never saw the like of rats in all my life . . . One night some of the boys went to killing some of them, but some one suggested that the rats might rebel, so they thought they had better compromise and they did so on the following conditions, viz; that the rats should do as they pleased and the boys let them alone. Much the same kind of compromise the Secesh would like. . . . 
WEMPLE, Francis Holland (I1172)
228 In a letter, I received the following information from Flossie, wife of Elias, on January 17, 1996 she wrote:

Just a note about Elias and myself. We bought our home in 1947, a small 36 acre farm, when we were younger. We did a little farming, had around 10 Black Angus cattle, raised hogs several years and chickens. Had a big garden and I canned a lot of vegetables, fruit and meat. Elias worked at Teledyne Continental Motors on various jobs for 39 years before he retired at 61. He was a millwright for the last 15 or more years. He loved working on small motors, could fix anything, including some household appliances. He did carpenter work around & in the house, did our plumbing & electrical work. A jack of all trades, but master of none.

It has been hard for me to have to find repairmen when something needs to be repaired. My neighbors are all so good, but I hate to ask them for they won't take any pay. I eventually think of ways to repay them in small ways, but Elias left me financially able to live comfortably, and though I'm not rich, I have much to be thankful for. At my age, there's not much I need or want.

I do a lot of needlework and take my things I make to a Bazaar in the fall. Then I send the proceeds to the Holt International Children's Services, as they have lots of orphanages in different countries. Our children came through Holts (Harry), so I enjoy donating all I make to help the unadoptable children. I never sit and just watch TV. I have to keep my hands busy, the time goes by so fast, and I never get bored. I am a home body. I enjoy friends & relatives coming and eating with me. I don't drive or go on trips. I mean we traveled lots when we were younger. I drive myself to church, the doctor, dentist and grocery store, so I don't have to depend on my neighbors.

My son has been here from Singapore for a few weeks, but will be going back to Singapore this week. He's doing some things (for me) that I cannot do, so I'm glad. I'll miss him, it was nice to have him here. My daughter calls me everyday, and comes out a few hours every weekend. So you see I'm really blessed. 
WEMPLE, Elias Carpenter (I6184)
229 In an email letter dated August 19,1997 Carl's granddaughter, Carol Acre-Keane states:

Carl was born in LaGrange, IN in 1896 and moved to Michigan. Carl did the demolition work in preparation for the construction of the hydra-electric dams in Michigan. He settled between the Crotoon and Hardy dams in Newaygo, MI, Newaygo, County . . . 
WEMPLE, Carl Ray (I4102)
230 In the early 1860's his family joined a band of 100 or so people who crossed the plains and mountains from New York to California in horse drawn covered wagons, taking six months to make the journey, and settled on the Sacramento River in Sutter County where his father owned and developed a 200 acre grain farm.

He received his early education in the public schools of Sutter County, and in 1874 entered the San Jose State Normal with intentions of becoming a teacher, but at the end of two years he returned to the Sacramento Valley and invested in a 160 acre farm near Biggs, Butte County, CA. The wet years of 1878-79 drowned him out of the grain farming business and he sold out and removed to Mendocino County, settling near Covelo, Round Valley. where he served as a caretaker in charge of livestock for the government on the Round Valley Indian Reservation for three years. In 1882 he removed from Round Valley to San Jose, and established a grocery business. It was incorporated in 1901 as Wemple Grocery Company, with himself as president until he sold out in 1903. From 1903 to 1905 he prospected in the Sierras and developed a placer mine called Clipper Ship Mine. Upon returning to San Jose, he again entered the grocery business, assisted by his son-in-law, George A. Rucker, and the partnership of the Wemple Grocery Company was maintained until 1919 when it was dissolved. He then purchased a half interest in the Crystal Creamery Company, and his son-in-law was made an officer in the corporation. He was a member of the San Jose City Council for three years. For several years he was a member of school board of trustees, serving as president of the board for two of those years. He also served on the Republican County Central Committee of Santa Clara County. GJW 
WEMPLE, Emerson Henry (I2691)
231 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. WEMPLE, Roger Dale (I8962)
232 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. KNIGHT, Rebecca Marie (I8963)
233 Information given to the compiler by his grandson, David B. Wemple:

He was a very successful businessman and owned and ran a large plantation as well as a general store in partnership with his brother, Barney.

He was murdered, shot in the back, while sitting in his office at his desk through an open window. His son, Leonidas, was charged with the murder and acquitted by his peers. It is thought by family members that one of his share croppers was the probable guilty person. The murder, to this day, is still unsolved.

Eighteen forty-five he moved from New York to the De Soto Parish, Louisana. He served in the Mexican War. In 1853 he was the Deputy Clerk of District Court. Besides farming, he was a surveyor and a school teacher. DRW

The following is from an unpublished manuscript, written by William Barent Wemple, compiler of the first part if this genealogy from 1885-1913, sent to the compiler on September 28, 2000 by Michael Lee Wemple of Bay City, MI.

He was born July 12, 1822; married Martha L. McElhenny, February 15, 1854; she died April 5, 1862 and he married, second, Fanny E. McElhenny, December 2, 1862; she died December 1881, when he married, third, Charlotte A. Burdick, who was the widow Hightower, May 3, 1883; she died January 14, 1887.

He went to Louisana in 1845 and volunteered in the Mexican War in May 1846, arrived opposite Point Isabell May 39th, where he stayed three months and then was returned and discharged at New Orleans.

He taught school until 1853; was deputy clerk of the District Court in 1853; in 1854 he took up farming and has pursued it since; lives near Oxford, LA. 
WEMPLE, John Robert (I927)
234 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. WEMPLE, John Francis (I6149)
235 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Family F4440
236 John F. Wemple flew fire bombers for the U.S. Forest Service. His plane crashed and killed him while fighting a fire. During WW II he held the rank of captain and flew planes for the Army Air Corps. Apparently, he delivered U.S. mail for a time, as his nephew, Robert Musburger, told me, during a phone interview, that on one occasion that he could remember Uncle Jack driving the mail truck, with the dust just boiling out behind him. DRW WEMPLE, John Francis (I6105)
237 John Pickney Wemple was the only child of John D.R. Wemple and Margaret Pickney. This family descends from Christopher Yates Wemple, founder of Manhatten Life Insurance Company.

John lived in and around West Palm Beach, Florida and never married. He belonged to many social clubs, including Everglades Club & Bath & Tennis Club of Palm Beach, The Rackquet & Tennis Club, National Golf Club of New York, and The Travelers Club of Paris.

It does not appear that he did anything other than enjoy his liesure time, play tennis and travel. WBW 
WEMPLE, John Pickney (I3900)
238 John Smith is on the left in the above photo. SMITH, John Edward (I3288)
239 John was a farmer and drag line owner/operator and served on the Lassen County Board of Supervisors for a number of years. DRW

Obituary from the Redding Record Searchlight, dated 23 November 2004:

John Theodore

BURNEY -- Services for John Hartson Theodore, 96, of Burney will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Walton's Colonial Mortuary in Susanville.

The Rev. Tony Loubet of Standish Bible Church in Standish will officiate.

Mr. Theodore died Friday, Nov. 19, 2004, at Mayers Memorial Hospital's Burney Annex.

Born in Oct. 27, 1908, he moved to Shasta County in 1994 from Susanville.

He was a rancher for 60 years.

Survivors include daughters Mary Tashiro of Burney and Ann Weir of Placerville; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions can be made to Standish Bible Church, P.O. Box 267, Standish, CA 96128, or to a favorite charity.

Arrangements are being handled by McDonald's Burney Chapel. 
THEODORE, John Hartson (I149)
240 John was a man who lived his entire life and never really got things going in any satisfory direction. Everything he touched turned to vinegar. He tried a mired of several things like logging, hauling freight and any other job that involved horses, but liquor and a want for zestful living always got in his way. He officially died of suicide at age 66 by shooting himself with a pistol, but many family members wondered if it wasn't a family member who murdered him. DRW WEMPLE, John Barton (I125)
241 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. WEMPLE, Keith Jay (I158)
242 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. WEMPLE, Kenneth Jay (I21)
243 Kristine died from a brain tumor. DRW Rest in peace, sweet Niece.

Obituary from the Susanville LASSEN ADVOCATE, Friday, 29 October 1976, page 7c4:


Grave side services for Kristine Ellen Wemple, 11, who died in a Reno hospital on Tuesday, will be held in the Milford Cemetery today at 11 a.m. under the direction of the Lucero-Carlson Colonial Mortuary.

The deceased was born in Susanville on December 1, 1964, and is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wemple, and two brothers, Keith and Kyle all of Milford, her grandmother, Lucille French, Litchfield, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Don Wemple, and great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Wemple, all of Milford.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude's Research Foundation for Children, Memphis, Tennessee, the Shriner Cripple Children's Hospital, San Francisco, or the Lassen County 4-H Youth Council. 
WEMPLE, Kristine Ellen (I159)
244 Lansing State Journal (MI) - October 16, 2005

Deceased Name: Wemple, Dr. Jay N.

Wemple, Dr. Jay N., 82, formerly of Florida, general surgeon, died Friday. Arrangements by Gorsline-Runciman East Chapel, East Lansing. 
WEMPLE, Jay Nevin (I6605)
245 Left home about 1930 and was never heard of again. DRW WEMPLE, Shirley Raymond (I273)
246 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. WILSON, Richard Arthur (I12516)
247 Lived in Schuyler, NY until twenty-six years of age, when he went to Rome, NY, remained there for five years; thence to Elbridge, Onondaga County, NY remaining there for ten years; thence in 1846 to Rock County, Wisconsin; thence in 1854 to Albion Township, Butler County, Iowa where he settled. In 1883 Wemple Street, Parkersburg, Iowa was platted and named after either he or one of his descendants; Occupation: Farmer. GJW WEMPLE, Henry Benjamin (I899)
248 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. WEMP, Marjorie Kathleen (I3318)
249 Living in Kelona, BC, Canada, in January, 2004. WEMP, John Neilson (I3315)
250 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. VAN DYKE, Donald F. (I10496)

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