Eli George Grimshaw

Immigrant from Wolfe Island, Ontario to Wisconsin

(Note: Webpage in preparation)

Home Page

Eli George Grimshaw was born February 22, 1938 in Canada to George and Charlotte (Menard) Grimshaw (see companion page). He was married twice, to Hanna Christiana Sudds and Sarah Elizabeth Pepper. After leaving Canada, Eli George lived in Jefferson County, New York before settling in Monroe County, Wisconsin. He died near Pittsville in Wood County, Wisconsin on January 6, 1885 when a tree fell on him.

Eli George Grimshaw was born on Wolfe Island, Ontario in 1838 and migrated to Wisconsin, where he lived out his life and is buried in Camp Douglas. Additional information on this webpage can be found by clicking here. Photos are from the Camp Douglas Cemetery, Wisconsin.

Contents

Webpage Credits

Wives and Children of Eli George Grimshaw

Webpages of Parents and Siblings

Descendant Chart of Eli George Grimshaw

Census Records Showing Eli George Grimshaw

Report of Eli George’s Death

Obituary for Sarah Elizabeth Pepper Grimshaw Feury

James Leonard and Martini (Christensen) Grimshaw and their family

Pictures of James Leonard and Martha Grimshaw

The Children of James Leonard and Martha Grimshaw and Their Families

Obituaries for James Leonard (Len) and Martha Grimshaw

Timeline for Eli George Grimshaw

 

Webpage Credits

Thanks go to Terry (Grimshaw) Micks (great great granddaughter of Eli George) for providing the information and otherwise making this webpage possible. Terry would like to especially thank Barbara Bonner and Mildred Cook for the information they have shared on Eli George and his descendants.

Wives and Children of Eli George Grimshaw

Eli George married Hanna Christiana Sudds, the daughter of Joseph and Harriet Sudds. She was born about 1841. Eli and Hanna had 3 children: Joseph Amos, born ca 1861 on Wolfe Island and baptized on August 9, 1861 in the Trinity Anglican Church, Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada;/ Louisa Ann, born ca 1861; and Mary Jane, born ca 1865.

No information has been found on whether Eli and Hanna Christiana divorced legally. Hanna Christiana remarried John Moses on August 29, 1869 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. John Moses is the son of John Moses and Marceline Grimshaw. Marceline Grimshaw is the daughter of George and Charlotte (Menard) Grimshaw and therefore the sister to Alexander Eli and Eli George. By the time that Hanna Christiana married John Moses, Eli George had already been married to Sarah Elizabeth for a year and a half. John Moses died January 21, 1918 in Wallaceburg, Kent County, Ontario at the age of 73. Hanna Christiana and John Moses did not have any children but raised the 3 children of Eli George. In future censuses, the 3 children used the last name of Moses, not Grimshaw. The youngest daughter, Mary Jane listed her father as Eli Grimshaw in her marriage certificate for her second marriage, to John Diggan. Most other documents list John Moses as the father of these three children.

Eli George’s older brother, Alexander Eli was married to Sarah Ann (Thompson) Pepper. (see companion page) Sarah Ann had a son Edward Pepper and a daughter Sarah Elizabeth Pepper by her first marriage to Edward Pepper. Sarah Elizabeth Pepper was born June 3, 1850.

Eli George married Sarah Elizabeth Pepper, daughter of his brother’s wife. According to the website, http://www.rootsweb.com/~nyjeffer/vreclyme.htm (a site that is no longer available), Eli and Sarah were married by Justice Jacob Snell on December 11, 1867 in the Town of Lyme, Jefferson County, New York. He was 29 and she was 17.

Eli and Sarah had only one child, James Leonard Grimshaw, born February 25, 1870 in Leroy, Three Mile Bay, Jefferson County, New York.

Webpages of Parents and Siblings

Eli George Grimshaw’s parents were George and Charlotte (Menard) Grimshaw, who are described on a companion webpage.

Webpages have also been prepared for Eli Grimshaw’s siblings, John James Grimshaw (click here) and Alexander Eli Grimshaw (click here).

Descendant Chart of Eli George Grimshaw

[Intro words needed.]

1 Eli George Grimshaw* b: February 22, 1838 in Camp Douglas, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA, d: January 06, 1885 in Pittsville, Wood, Wisconsin, USA  + Hanna Christiana Sudds b: Abt. 1841, m: 1860

 

|—2 Joseph Amos Grimshaw* + Susan Jane Garvey b: 1868, m: April 18, 1882 in Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada

 

|—|—3 Charlot (Grimshaw) Moses b: 1883

 

|—|—3 John (Grimshaw) Moses

 

|—|—3 George (Grimshaw) Mose 

 

|—|—3 Alfred Hyram (Grimshaw) Moses

 

|—|—3 Shephard (Grimshaw) Moses + Amy

 

|—|—|—4 Dennis Moses

 

|—2 Louisa Ann Grimshaw b: 1863 + George Albert Wilson m: 1879

 

|—2 Mary Jane Grimshaw* + Abel William Slocum m: January 22, 1877 in Wallaceburg, Ontario, Canada

 

|—2 Mary Jane Grimshaw* + John Diggan m: 1894 in Michigan

 

1 Eli George Grimshaw b: February 22, 1838 in Camp Douglas, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA, d: January 06, 1885 in Pittsville, Wood, Wisconsin, USA * + Sarah Elizabeth Pepper b: June 03, 1850 in Camp Douglas, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA, m: December 11, 1867 in Three Mile Bay, Jefferson, New York, USA, d: September 03, 1911 in Tomah, Monroe, Wisconsin, USA

 

|—2 James Leonard Grimshaw b: February 25, 1870 in Leroy, Three Mile Bay, Jefferson Co., New York, d: December 30, 1940 in Camp Douglas, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA + Martini (Martha) Christensen b: April 22, 1874 in Tise Hjering Co Denmark Jutland, m: June 05, 1895 in Town of Byron, Monroe Co., Wisconsin, d: November 27, 1933 in Camp Douglas, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA

 

|—|—3 Myrtle V. Grimshaw b: August 20, 1896, d: November 04, 1896

 

|—|—3 Louis Henry Grimshaw* b: January 20, 1898 in Town of Barron, Monroe County, Wisconsin, d: June 06, 1970 + Edna Martha Carr b: Unknown, m: December 20, 1919, d: March 30, 1960

 

|—|—3 Louis Henry Grimshaw* b: January 20, 1898 in Town of Barron, Monroe County, Wisconsin, d: June 06, 1970 + Gladys Corey Heasler b: September 24, 1896, m: September 29, 1960, d: July 11, 1988

 

|—|—3 Rosie E. Grimshaw b: June 03, 1901, d: April 13, 1907 in Monroe Co, Wisconsin

 

|—|—3 Eli Leonard Grimshaw b: October 18, 1903 in Camp Douglas, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA, d: August 10, 1970 in Camp Douglas, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA + Emma Jane Youngs b: October 02, 1911 in Oakdale Township, Monroe County, WI, m: June 05, 1926 in Winona, Winona, Minnesota, USA, d: October 14, 2002 in Mauston, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA

 

|—|—|—4 William Leonard Grimshaw b: July 08, 1929, d: April 30, 1995 in Florence, Fremont, Colorado, USA + Twiliah Lavelle Mills b: November 17, 1931, m: October 04, 1953, d: June 15, 2012 in Tullahoma, Coffee, Tennessee, USA

 

|—|—|—4 Elmer Leroy Grimshaw b: December 11, 1930 in Camp Douglas, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA, d: July 07, 1963 in Necedah, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA + Living Knickelbein

 

|—|—|—4 Esther Louise Grimshaw b: August 29, 1932 in Camp Douglas, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA, d: February 23, 2004 in Delavan, Walworth, Wisconsin, USA + Living Swoger Sr

 

|—|—|—4 Richard James Grimshaw b: July 27, 1936 in Camp Douglas, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA, d: August 03, 1936 in Camp Douglas, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA

 

|—|—|—4 Lewis James Grimshaw* b: December 04, 1938 in Camp Douglas, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA, d: September 03, 2006 in Tomah, Monroe, Wisconsin, USA + Beverly Greenle m: Harvard, McHenry, Illinois, USA

 

|—|—|—4 Lewis James Grimshaw* b: December 04, 1938 in Camp Douglas, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA, d: September 03, 2006 in Tomah, Monroe, Wisconsin, USA + Lyla Eackaburge m: La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA

 

|—|—|—4 Arnold Richard Grimshaw b: July 19, 1940 in Camp Douglas, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA, d: July 19, 1940 in Camp Douglas, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA

 

|—|—|—4 Alice Helen Grimshaw b: October 06, 1945 in Camp Douglas, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA, d: December 20, 2005 in Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, USA + Living Bader

 

|—|—|—4 Donald Eugene Grimshaw b: January 02, 1950, d: January 20, 1999 in Sanford, Seminole, Florida, USA

 

|—|—3 William Grimshaw b: July 25, 1906 in Byron Township, Monroe County, Wisconsin, d: March 29, 1983 + Mildred Skinner b: November 02, 1915, d: April 08, 1991

 

|—|—|—4 Living Grimshaw + Living Morrow

 

|—|—|—4 Emma Eva Grimshaw b: August 11, 1944, d: August 11, 1944

 

|—|—3 Walter James Grimshaw b: May 02, 1910 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA, d: August 01, 1910 in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA

 

|—|—3 Laura Louelle Grimshaw* b: September 01, 1912, d: June 22, 1976 in Ladysmith, Rusk, Wisconsin, USA + Emery Bennett Bruce b: September 30, 1905 in Millston, Jackson, Wisconsin, USA, d: 1957

 

|—|—|—4 Living Bruce + Myrna Skinner b: December 25, 1929 in New Lisbon, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA, d: April 08, 2012 in Mauston, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA

 

|—|—|—4 Ruth Elaine Bruce b: September 25, 1932 in Necedah, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA, d: February 01, 2009 in Tomah, Monroe, Wisconsin, USA + Everett Maynord Ludke Jr b: March 04, 1927 in Necedah, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA, m: May 31, 1952 in Wyeville, Monroe, Wisconsin, USA, d: June 02, 1990

 

|—|—|—4 Emery Bruce Jr b: February 24, 1935, d: February 15, 1937 in Camp Douglas, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA

 

|—|—|—4 Muriel Odelle Bruce b: March 12, 1937 in New Lisbon, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA, d: April 11, 2013 in La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin USA + George Lester Murphy b: June 12, 1906 in New Lisbon, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA, m: December 22, 1953 in Wyeville, Monroe, Wisconsin, USA, d: June 23, 1985 + Fred A. Skinner b: September 14, 1927 in Clearfield Township, Juneau County, Wisconsin USA, m: 2003, d: September 17, 2008 in Tomah, Monroe, Wisconsin, USA

 

|—|—|—4 Clyde Gary Bruce b: October 24, 1939 in Camp Douglas, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA, d: November 26, 1939 in Camp Douglas, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA

 

|—|—|—4 Charles Arthur Bruce b: February 08, 1941 in Camp Douglas, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA, d: February 09, 1941 in Camp Douglas, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA

 

|—|—|—4 Living Bruce + Living Schneiderwent

 

|—|—|—4 Elvina Bruce b: Unknown, d: Bef. 1953 + Fred A. Skinner b: September 14, 1927 in Clearfield Township, Juneau County, Wisconsin USA, d: September 17, 2008 in Tomah, Monroe, Wisconsin, USA

 

|—|—3 Laura Louelle Grimshaw* b: September 01, 1912, d: June 22, 1976 in Ladysmith, Rusk, Wisconsin, USA + Charles Arthur Bruce b: September 19, 1904 in Millston, Jackson, Wisconsin, USA, m: October 03, 1963 in Ladysmith, Rusk, Wisconsin, USA, d: January 08, 1973

Census Records Showing Eli George Grimshaw

(insert images of Census records)

Report of Eli George’s Death

(insert photo of newspaper article)

Obituary for Sarah Elizabeth Pepper Grimshaw Feury

An obituary for Sarah is shown below.

James Leonard and Martini (Christensen) Grimshaw and their family

James Leonard Grimshaw was born February 25, 1870 in Leroy, Three Mile Bay, Jefferson County, New York. James Leonard also went by the name of Leonard or Len. On June 5, 1895, Leonard married Martini Christensen. She was born April 22, 1874 in Tise Hjering Co, Denmark Jutland. Martini is the daughter of Christen Olesen and Anne Marie Christensen. In Denmark, the father’s first name with “sen” added to it becomes the surname of the children. Therefore, when Martini was still in Denmark, she would have been known as Martini Christensen. Once she came to America with her family, because her father’s surname was Olesen, she was known as Martini Olesen. She went by the first name of Martha which is the name on her tombstone.

James Leonard (Len) and Martha had the following children:

1- Myrtle V., born August 20, 1896 and died November 04, 1896
2- Louis Henry, born January 20, 1898 and died June 6, 1970
3- Rose E., born June 3, 1901 and died April 13, 1907
4- Eli Leonard, born October 18, 1903 and died August 10, 1970
5- William, born July 15, 1906 and died March 29, 1983
6- Walter James, born May 2, 1910 and died August 1, 1910
7- Laura Louelle, born September 1, 1912 and died June 22, 1976

Myrtle V. Grimshaw; Daughter of James Leonard & Martha Grimshaw; August 20, 1896 to November 4, 1896; Oakdale, Wisconsin Cemetery

 

Rosie Grimshaw; Daughter of James Leonard & Martha Grimshaw; June 3, 1901 to Apr 13, 1907; Oakdale, Wisconsin Cemetery;

 

Myrtle, Rosie and Walter died as children and are all buried in the Oakdale Township Cemetery, Monroe County, Wisconsin. Louis, Eli, William and Laura are all buried in the Camp Douglas Cemetery, Juneau County, Wisconsin

Pictures of James Leonard and Martha Grimshaw

Insert the following pictures:


Leonard & Martha with Laura by the Lilacs Martha with Mrs. Hodge

Family picture

Martha and Leonard Grimshaw with daughter Laura (center) and Margaret Hodges, a neighbor (right)

Martha Grimshaw and Margaret Hodges (right)

The Children of James Leonard and Martha Grimshaw and Their Families

Louis Henry Grimshaw

Louis Henry was the oldest child to live to adulthood. He married Edna Martha Carr on December 20, 1919. After she died, he married Corey Gladys Heasler on September 29, 1960. He had no children with either wife. Louis served in the military during WWII.

Rosie and Louis 

Louis Grimshaw

Louis Grimshaw’s Tombstone

Eli Leonard Grimshaw

Eli Leonard is the grandfather of Terry (Grimshaw) Micks. He married Emma Jane Youngs on June 5, 1926 in Winona, Minnesota. An interesting note: Emma Jane Youngs is the daughter of John Hyland Youngs and his second wife, Matilda St. Clare. John Hyland Youngs’ first wife was Elizabeth Grimshaw, daughter of Alexander Eli Grimshaw and Sarah Ann Pepper. Both father and daughter were married to Grimshaws. Eli Leonard and Emma had two children who died in infancy and 6 children who lived to adulthood. The two children who died in infancy were Richard James who lived a week and Arnold Richard who was born prematurely and only lived a couple of hours. Those living to adulthood are William Leonard, Elmer Leroy, Esther Louise, Lewis James, Alice Helen and Donald Eugene. None are still living. Elmer is Terry (Grimshaw) Micks’ father.

Eli Leonard Grimshaw

Eli Leonard and Emma (Youngs) Grimshaw

Gravestone of Eli L and Emma J Grimshaw. 

Laura Louelle Grimshaw Bruce

Laura Grimshaw married Emery Bennett Bruce. Emery is the grandson of Mary E. J. (Ellen) Grimshaw and her husband Charles Hodges. Mary E. J. (Ellen) Grimshaw is the daughter of Alexander Eli and Sarah Ann Grimshaw. Laura and Emery had eight children, 5 who lived to adulthood. The children who lived to adulthood are Robert James, Ruth Elaine, Muriel Odelle, Melvin (Butch) and Elvina. The children who died in infancy are Emery Jr, Clyde Gary and Charles Arthur.

Laura Bruce was found dead next to the railroad tracks in Ladysmith, Wisconsin on May 22, 1976. At the request of her son, Melvin, her case was reopened in 2005. Her body was exhumed, new evidence collected and 30 years after her death, it was determined to be a homicide. A man named Roy Beaulieu, the man who had initially indicated that he had found her body, was charged (in late 2006) and convicted of her murder (in 2007).

The picture of the people sitting on the lawn are (from left to right): Laura Grimshaw Bruce, NeVae Youngs Madison, Eli Leonard Grimshaw, Emma Youngs Grimshaw, Ormey Youngs, Margaret Youngs. This picture was taken at Elmer Grimshaw’s funeral.

Emma Youngs and Laura (Grimshaw) Bruce

Laura L. Grimshaw Bruce; Daughter of James Leonard and Martha Grimshaw; Camp Douglas, Wisconsin Cemetery

 

Emery B. Bruce; Husband of Laura Grimshaw Bruce (daughter of James Leonard and Martha Grimshaw); Grandson of Mary E. J. (Ellen) Grimshaw Hodges ; Great Grandson of Alexander Eli and Sarah Grimshaw; Camp Douglas, Wisconsin Cemetery

Clyde and Emery Bruce, Jr; Children of Laura Grimshaw Bruce and Emery Bruce; Camp Douglas, Wisconsin Cemetery

 

William Grimshaw

William (Bill) married Mildred (Midge) Skinner. They had 2 children, Mabel and Emma Eva. Only Mabel lived to adulthood. Bill was a janitor at the Camp Douglas School and in his later years was a cobbler, repairing shoes.

William Grimshaw and His Sister, Laura Bruce

William and Mildred (Skinner) Grimshaw

William Grimshaw’s Grave

Obituaries for James Leonard (Len) and Martha Grimshaw

A death notice for Len, and obituaries for Len and Martha Grimshaw, are shown below.

Martha Grimshaw, Wife of James Leonard Grimshaw. Although there is no tombstone for Leonard, he is buried next to Martha.

Elmer Leroy Grimshaw, Son of Eli Leonard and Emma (Youngs) Grimshaw. Father of Terry (Grimshaw) Micks. Camp Douglas Cemetery, Wisconsin.

Terry (Grimshaw) Micks.

Bob and Terry (Grimshaw) Micks

Timeline for Eli George Grimshaw

 

Date

 

Event

 

Location

 

Misc Information

 

Feb. 22, 1838

 

Birth

 

Canada

 

 

1851

 

Census

 

Ontario, Canada

 

 

1861

 

Census

 

Ontario, Canada

 

 

Aug. 9, 1861

 

Son, Joseph Amos Grimshaw christened in Trinity Anglican Church

 

Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada

 

 

1863

 

Daughter, Louisa Ann born

 

Ontario, Canada

 

 

1865

 

Daughter, Mary Jane born

 

Ontario, Canada

 

 

Dec. 11, 1867

 

Married Sarah Elizabeth Pepper

 

Town of Lyme, Jefferson County, New York

 

 

Feb. 25, 1870

 

Son, James Leonard Grimshaw born

 

Leroy, Three Mile Bay, Jefferson County, New York

 

 

1870

 

Census

 

Lyme , Jefferson County, New York

 

Age 32, with Sarah, 19 and James 1. Works on Farm

 

1872

 

Moved to Wisconsin

 

Monroe County, Wisconsin

 

 

Oct. 21, 1878

 

Declaration of Intentions – Naturalization

 

Juneau County, Wisconsin

 

Birthplace – Canada
Date – 1846
Entry Port – Cape Vincent
Date – Nov. 1868

 

 

Age 41, with Sarah, 29 and James 11. Farmer. Indicates his father
was born in New Hampshire and mother in Canada

 

1880

 

Census

 

Town of Byron, Monroe County, Wisconsin

 

 

Jan. 6, 1885

 

Died when tree fell on him

 

Pittsville, Wood County, Wisconsin

 

 

References

1Author

2Author

Home Page

Webpage posted May 2006. Updated June 2008 with addition of descendant chart. Updated March 2013 with change of banner. Updated April, May, June, July  2013 with additional information from Terry Micks.