Christopher Grimshaw and Jane Annear

Married in Truro, Cornwall in 1845 and Emigrated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1848

Christopher and Jane (Annear) Grimshaw

Photos Courtesy of Jan Wojtech

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Christopher Grimshaw and Jane Annear were married in Truro, Cornwall, England sometime in April, May or June 1845. Christopher was born in 1816, and Jane in 1825. The family emigrated to the U.S. through the Port of Buffalo, New York in September 1848. Their two oldest children, Mary and Martha, were born in England before the family went to the U.S. The family settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Christopher and Jane lived out their lives there. Christopher was apparently a blacksmith. He was naturalized on June 14, 1854 in the Court District of Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Iowa.

Christopher and Jane Grimshaw had 10 children, all of whom, remarkably, were girls. The probability of having 10 children, all of one sex, is 1 in 1024, or about 0.1 percent. At least six of the girls were married. Two died at a young age. The family was recorded in the 1850 U.S. Census living in Hustisford, Wisconsin. In the 1860, 1870, and 1900 U.S. Censuses the couple lived in Ward 5 of Milwaukee. The family origins of Christopher Grimshaw in England have not yet been found.

Christopher and Jane are buried in Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee with four of their daughters. Another daughter is buried at another location in the same cemetery.

Another Grimshaw family was living in the Milwaukee area during the same timeframe as Christopher and Jane Grimshaw and their family. The family line was started by George and Susan (Terrier) Grimshaw, who immigrated to New York City and later moved to Milwaukee. This family is the subject of a companionwebpage.

Contents

Webpage Credits

Photo of Christopher and Jane Grimshaw with Seven of Their Daughters

Marriage Records for Christopher and Jane Grimshaw

U.S. Naturalization Record for Christopher Grimshaw

U.S. Census Records Showing Christopher and Jane Living in Wisconsin

Integrated Descendant Chart for Christopher and Jane Grimshaw

Gravesites of Christopher and Jane Grimshaw in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

References

Webpage Credits

Thanks go to Jan (Tesnow) Wojtech, who contributed the photo as well as other information for this webpage.

Photo of Christopher and Jane Grimshaw with Seven of Their Daughters

One of the daughters has been identified, Jessie Grimshaw, who is seated in the front of the group. Jessie Grimshaw married Carl Seerup. The other daughters have not yet been identified. Thanks to Jan Wojtech for providing this picture.

Marriage Records for Christopher and Jane Grimshaw

Christopher and Jane were married in Apr, May, or Jun of 1845. Clips of records shown below from the publication, “England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915”. More detail on the source is provided below each image.

England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915 about Christopher Grimshaw
Name: Christopher Grimshaw
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1845
Registration district: Truro
Inferred County: Cornwall
Volume Number: 9
Page Number: 332

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England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915 about Jane Annear
Name: Jane Annear
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1845
Registration district: Truro
Inferred County: Cornwall
Volume Number: 9
Page Number: 316

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U.S. Naturalization Record for Christopher Grimshaw

Christopher Grimshaw became a U.S. citizen on June 1, 1854, about six years after his immigration. The record is shown below.

Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992 (Indexed in World Archives Project) about Christopher Grimshaw
Name: Christopher Grimshaw
Birth Date: 1816
Birth Place: England
Age at event: 38
Court District: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa
Year of Arrival: 1848
Date of Action: 14 Jun 1854

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U.S. Census Records Showing Christopher and Jane Living in Wisconsin

Census records for 1850, 1860, 1870, and 1900 found Christopher and Jane Grimshaw living first in Justisford, Wisconsin and then in Ward 5 of Milwaukee. The records are shown below.

1850 U.S. Census

 

1850 United States Federal Census about Christopher Grimshaw
Name:Christopher Grimshaw
Age:34
Birth Year:abt 1816
Birthplace:England
Home in 1850:Hustisford, Dodge, Wisconsin
Gender:Male
Family Number:6
Household Members:
NameAge
Christopher Grimshaw34
Jane Grimshaw26
Mary Grimshaw5
Martha Grimshaw2

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1860 U.S. Census

 

Name:Christopher Grimshaw
Age in 1860:44
Birth Year:abt 1816
Birthplace:England
Home in 1860:Milwaukee Ward 5, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Gender:Male
Post Office:Milwaukee
Household Members:
NameAge
Christopher Grimshaw44
Jane Grimshaw34
Mary Grimshaw14
Martha Grimshaw12
Kate Grimshaw7
Emily Grimshaw5
Grace Grimshaw3
Jane Grimshaw3-1/2

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1870 U.S. Census

 

Name:Christopher Grimshaw
Age in 1870:56
Birth Year:abt 1814
Birthplace:England
Home in 1870:Milwaukee Ward 5, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Race:White
Gender:Male
Post Office:134 Reed St Milwaukee
Household Members:
NameAge
Christopher Grimshaw56
Jane Grimshaw46
Martha Grimshaw19
Catharine Grimshaw17
Emily Grimshaw14
Grace Grimshaw10
Jennie Grimshaw8
Jessie Grimshaw5
Esther Grimshaw3

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1900 U.S. Census

 

Name:Chris Grimshaw
[Christ Grimshaw] 
Age:86
Birth Date:Nov 1813
Birthplace:England
Home in 1900:Milwaukee Ward 5, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
[Milwaukee] 
Race:White
Gender:Male
Immigration Year:1848
Relation to Head of House:Head
Marital Status:Married
Spouse’s Name:Jane Grimshaw
Marriage Year:1845
Years Married:55
Father’s Birthplace:England
Mother’s Birthplace:England
Occupation:View on
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Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
NameAge
Chris Grimshaw86
Jane Grimshaw75
Grace Veech40
John Veech18

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Integrated Descendant Chart for Christopher and Jane Grimshaw

Information from public family trees on Ancestry.com and from the Wisconsin Historical Society website has been analyzed to develop the following descendant chart for Christopher and Jane. All ten children of their children were girls. The sources of the information on the various individuals is shown in brackets.

 

Christopher Grimshaw (Nov 1816, England – 25 Aug 1903, Milwaukee, WI) & Jane Annear (12 May 1825, England – 21 Jan 1901, Milwaukee, WI). Married Apr, May, or Jun, 1845, Truro, Cornwall

 

|—Mary Grimshaw (1846 – 1889) & Frank Brower [Holt Family Tree]

 

|—Martha Sop[hia Grimshaw (Sep 1848, Falmouth, Cornwall, England – 1914, Milwaukee, WI) & William John T Howard (Mar 1844 or 1845, Christchurch, London – 1916, Milwaukee, WI). Married 16 Nov 1871. [Pryor and Weston Family Trees & WI Vitals]

 

|—|—Anne Grace Howard (1874, Utah – 1946, Milwaukee, WI) & Abraham Lincoln Pryor (March 24, 1862, WI – March 19, 1923, Milwaukee, WI)

 

|—|—|—William Howard Pryor (4 Jul 1901, Milwaukee, WI – 20 Sep 1963, Wauwatosa, WI) & Clarabelle Jacobs (25 Feb 1912, Milwaukee, WI – 23 Feb 2004, Brookfield, WI)

 

|—Catharine (“Kate”) Ellen Grimshaw (1853 – 30 Apr 1947) & Thomas Hanson. Married 28 Aug 1871, Milwaukee, WI. [Holt Family Tree & Wi Vital Records]

 

|—Emily Elizabeth Grimshaw (Jan 1856 or 1857 – ?) & Abel West Baxter (Mar 1846, Scotland – ?). Married 8 Apr 1878, Milwaukee, WI. [Holt & Bergstresser Family Tree & Wi Vitals]

 

|—|—Beatrice H Baxter (Jan 1885, WI – ?)

 

|—|—Hazel Baxter (Jan 1890, WI – ?)

 

|—Grace Grimshaw (1857 – ?) & Aleck Veech (ca 1849, Ireland – ?) [Holt Family Line]

 

|—|—John Veech (ca 1832 – ?)

|—Jane Grimshaw (1860 – ?) [Holt Family Line]

|—Victoria Grimshaw (1862 – 1863)

 

|—Jennie Grimshaw (1860 or 1862 – 1891) & Donald John Galloway. Married 27 Jun 1883, Milwaukee, WI [Fry Family Tree & Wi Vitals]

 

|—|—Jessie Burty Galloway (10 May 1884, Milwaukee, WI – 23 Apr 1973, Denver, CO) & Henry Franklin Sellers (15 Aug 1860, Dodgeville Town, WI – 16 Oct 1937, Denver, CO)

 

|—|—|—Mary Jennivene Sellars (28 Mar 1907, Denver, CO – 1988)

 

|—|—|—Laura Grace Sellers (30 May 1910, Denver, CO – ?)

 

|—Esther Grimshaw (1867 – 29 Jul 1878) [Holt Family Line & Wi Vitals]

 

|—Jessie B Grimshaw (1868, WI – 29 May 1938, Milwaukee) & Frederick Carl Seerup (Aug 1852, Denmark or Russia – 1920s, WI). Married 11 May 1887, Milwaukee, WI. [Holt Family Line & WI Vitals]

 

|—|—Jane Henrietta Seerup (ca 1892, WI – 28 Jun 1963, Milwaukee, WI) & Rudolph W Tesnow (12 Aug 1894, WI – 14 Feb 1955, Milwaukee, WI)

 

|—|—|—Two children

 

|—|—Carl Christian Ferninand Seerup (17 Jan 1897, WI – 1 Jul 1967, Milwaukee, WI)

 

|—|—Ruth Seerup (15 Oct 1901, Milwaukee, WI – ?)

 

|—|—Norman Seerup (ca 1908, WI – ?)

 

|—|—Jessie E Seerup (16 Jun 1894, WI – 19 Nov 1967, Milwaukee, WI) & Oswald E Schaub (ca 1893, WI = 17 Feb 1936 or 1937)

|—|—|—Two children

 

 

Wisconsin Historical Society reference: http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords/ 

Gravesites of Christopher and Jane Grimshaw in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Christopher and Jane Grimshaw are buried at Forest Home Cemetery in Milwaukee with two daughters, Vicotria and Esther, who died young. Also buried in the cemetery are their daughters Mary (who married Frank Brower and Jennie, who married Don Galloway. Photos of the cemetery and graves, from Find-A-Grave.com, are shown below.

The graves of another Grimshaw family, George and Susan Grimshaw, are also in Forest Home Cemetery. They are the subject of a companion webpage.

A photo of the entrance to Forest Home cemetery is shown below.

Grave of Christopher and Jane Grimshaw with their daughters Victoria, Esther, Mary, and Jennie and the spouses of Mary and Jennie.

Another daughter, Catharine, who married Thomas Hanson is buried at another locatin in Forest Home Cemetery.

Catherine E Grimshaw Hanson Memorial
Death: Apr 30, 1947
Milwaukee
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA
Father: Christopher Grimshaw
Husband: Thomas A. Hanson
Charter member of Crystal Rebekah lodge and a member of Grace Presbyterian church.
Family links: Spouse: Thomas A. Hanson (1842 – 1919)*
*Calculated relationship
Burial: Forest Home Cemetery
Milwaukee
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA

Created by: Laura Sederstrom Mishefs…
Record added: Nov 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44357047

Source: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=44357047&PIpi=59022130

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Webpage posted March 2013. Updated October 2013 with photo from Jan Wojtech and with explanatory text to complete the webpage.