Jacob Anthony WEMPLE

Male 1803 - 1889  (86 years)


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  • Name Jacob Anthony WEMPLE 
    Born 19 Feb 1803  Florida, Montgomery County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Oct 1889  Sangamon County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Graves 3 & 4 W1/2 Lot 152, Waverly East Cemetery, Waverly, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I778  Wemple Family Ancestry
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 

    Father Johannes E. WEMPLE,   b. Bef 19 Sep 1762, Montgomery County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1842, Fort Hunter, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 79 years) 
    Mother Jenntje Roome ANTHONY,   b. Bef 04 Jan 1768,   d. 15 Jan 1853  (Age > 85 years) 
    Married 27 Mar 1796  Caughnawaga, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Delia VISCHER,   b. 26 Sep 1814,   d. 24 Jul 1887, Waverly, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 04 Sep 1839 
    Children 
     1. Francis Holland WEMPLE,   b. 17 Aug 1840, Amsterdam, Montgomery County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1921, Waverly, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Edward WEMPLE,   b. 12 Apr 1847, Waverly, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Feb 1936, Waverly, Morgan County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Winfield Scott WEMPLE,   b. 17 Jan 1849, Waverly, Morgan County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1854, Waverly, Morgan County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
    Last Modified 13 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F317  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Francis Holland (Wemple) and his brother Edward (both sons of Jacob) married half sisters: Mary Ann Carter and Martha Adeline Carter. DRW

      Information from a letter sent to the compiler by Mrs. Ann W. Gilman, dated May 21, 1996:

      WEMPLE FAMILY

      About 1840, Jacob Anthony Wemple, with his wife Delia Vischer and young son, Francis Holland, made their way to Morgan County, Illinois, from their farm home on the Mohawk River in New York State. They settled on a farm near Waverly. As the family grew, Edward was born in 1847 and Winfield Scott, who succumbed to scarlet fever, a few years later. Many enterprises were undertaken. Wheat was hauled to Alton for sale and grinding. As this required much preparation, the venture was soon abandoned. Delia, much to the annoyance of all, made cheese. Jacob managed to hold on to some of the cash he handled and was able to make small loans and still keep his money together.

      During the Civil War, Holland was taken into the Army and held in Training Camp at Cairo (IL). Edward, who was just a boy, stayed at home and helped keep the home fires burning. Sometime after the war, Holland held a clerical position with Crain Manson and Company, a business firm.

      Edward remained with the farm, trying out all the recent farm machinery as it appeared on the market. He attended college at Bloomington, Illinois. The money lending developed more formally and Wemple Brothers', a partnership was organized in 1877. All was not serene, there were law-suits and a fire, but impeccable honesty and integrity remained. Wemple State Bank was incorporated in 1918.

      Holland Wemple married Mary Ann Carter. They had four sons, Charles Francis, called Frank; Orrin Anthony, who died while attending Illinois College; William Lester and Paul Wilbur.

      Edward Wemple married Martha Adeline Carter. They had six children, Harriet Leona, Mary Edith, Jay Earl, Leland Edward, Clarence Carter and Holland Russell.

      In spite of the ravages of time and change some of the family remain. Clarence Wemple resides in Waverly (deceased 1978). P. W. Wemple is with the Wemple State Bank, where is Vice President (deceased 1980). The new generation is established in the New York area and come to Waverly for short visits.


      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 February 19, 1803; married Delia Vischer September 4, 1839; died October 31, 1889. His wife was born September 26, 1814 and died July 24, 1887. He left his old home four miles from Amsterdam, on the Mohawk River in Montgomery County, in 1839 and emigrated to Illinois, settling in Sangamon County, 25 miles south of Springfield. His business during all his 50 years residence in Sangamon County was that of farming, at which he was very successful.


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