Andrew Jay WIMPLE

Male 1851 - 1931  (80 years)


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  • Name Andrew Jay WIMPLE 
    Born 08 Oct 1851  Montgomery County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Nov 1931  Beresford, SD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2498  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father Joseph WEMPLE,   b. 09 Jun 1820, near Stone Arabis, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1897, Shrewsbury, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth YATES,   b. Abt 1820,   d. Bef 1910  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Married Abt 1850 
    Family ID F673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Adelia P. LESUER,   b. 05 Mar 1855, Bolivar, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1936, Beresford, SD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 09 Jul 1877  Butler County, IA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Della Eliza WIMPLE,   b. 20 Feb 1881,   d. 19 Jan 1944  (Age 62 years)
     2. Ethel Blanche WIMPLE,   b. 31 Jul 1882,   d. 17 Mar 1919  (Age 36 years)
     3. Jesse LeSuer WIMPLE,   b. 26 Jul 1884,   d. 14 Sep 1958, Beresford, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Clara Antoinette WIMPLE,   b. 10 Feb 1886,   d. 04 Nov 1959, Madelia, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Henry Harrison WIMPLE,   b. 07 May 1888,   d. 12 Jun 1889, Beresford, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1031  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He moved with his mother in 1852 to Rock County, Janesville, Wisconsin, from there to Butler County, Iowa, and in 1871 to Vermillion, South Dakota. In the 1870's he changed his name from Wemple to Wimple of his own accord. WBW

      He was the developer of Wimple's Yellow Dent and Wimple's Hybrid seed corn. DRW

      The following is from an unpublished manuscript sent to the compiler on September 28, 2000 by Michael Lee Wemple of Bay City, MI.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 in Fulton County, New York State, October 8, 1851. In 1852, his mother removed to and settled in Rock County, Wisconsin, where she remained a short time and then located in Butler County, Iowa. Young Wemple grew to maturity in the Hawkeye state on a farm attending district school during the winter months of his early boyhood. When he was about fourteen years of age, he was compelled to look out for himself and for the next five years he worked on a farm steadily for his board and $14 to $20 per month. In 1871 he went to Clay County, Dakota Territory, and settled on a claim in Township 82, range 51. He continued to reside there until he was married, which occurred July 9, 1877, and the year after removed with his wife to the farm whereon he now has his home. It was all wild land then, but under his careful management he has brought it to a high state of cultivation, fenced it neatly, and had surrounded the residence with a nice grove of trees, all of his own planting. The grove consists of fifteen acres and his orchard contains 200 trees. All the necessary out-buildings he has also constructed and arranged them conveniently for the prosecution of his farm work. he does a general farming and stock raising business and has been making a speciality of breeding Poland China hogs at which he has succeeded fairly well. His is truly a model farm in all that the word implies and he may well be justly proud of it, as it is all his own making and the result of hard labor. He is essentially a self-made man having begun life with nothing, and the beautiful farm of which he is the fortunate owner reflects credit on his thrift and enterprise. The estimable lady who presides over the economics of the household bore the maiden name of Miss Adelia P. La Suer and was born in Boliver, New York State, March 8, 1855. They were married July 9, 1877. Mrs. Wemple is a member of the Rebecca Lodge and is treasure of that organization. Our subject politically has been a Republican, but is now a Populist. On the latter ticket, in 1892, he was a candidate for county treasurer and in 1896 was nominated on the free silver ticket for the legislature from his district. He has always taken an active interest in township and county politics and has been instrumental in developing the Canton Leader as a reform paper and bringing it to its present condition and reputation. Besides the various school positions he has held, he has also served his fellow-townsmen as clerk and road overseer of the township and as a member of the town board, serving as chairman of the latter body. Some years ago he commenced to write his name WIMPLE and on account of property interests, he cannot now go back to the correct spelling. His post office is Beresford, South Dakota.


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