Census - Letter W

Wachter, William
1910 Census
Age Yrs M B FB MB Occ.
Wachter, William Head 33 10 Mich. Mich. Mich. Fisherman
Wachter, Lydia W 26 10 Mich. Mich. Mich.
Wachter, Anna D 9 S Mich. Mich. Mich.
Wachter, Willie S 8 S Mich. Mich. Mich.
Wachter Lindy D 6 S Mich. Mich. Mich.
Wachter, Isadore S 5 S Mich. Mich. Mich.
Wachter, Agnes D 2 S Mich. Mich. Mich.
Wachter, Christina D 2 S Mich. Mich. Mich.

1900 Census St. James Township
Age M/S Yrs M Mother of B FB MB
Wachter, James Head 33 M 29 Mich. Minn. Can.
Wachter, Justine Wife 46 M 29 10-6 Mich. Can. Can.
Occ. Mo Unemp R W E
Wachter, James Asst. light. Keeper y y y
Wachter, Justine no no y

1910 Census St. James Township
Age Yrs M B FB MB Occ.
Wachter, James Head 62 Widowed Mich. Mich. Mich. Keeper lighthouse

Died Oct. 12, 1915 - Mrs.Lida Vincent Wachter, age 33, wife of William Wachter, blood poisoning.

In this census - Elsie Wachter, age 14, living in house of Peter Jesen, "niece"

In the same census, there is a William Wachter, age 23, single, working as a "servant", occupation "fisherman" in house of Fred Vincent.

Wagely
1850 Census
Age B Occ. R. Est.
Wagely, John 23 Penn. Fisherman $300
Wagely, Margaret 20 Can.
Wagely, John Jr. 1 Mich.
(Born on Mackinac)
Sawyer, Frank 25 Ohio Farmer
Wiggins, Heram 22 N.Y. Fisherman
Newton, Obadiah 25 N.Y. Fisherman

 

Waggoner, Nathan
(Mormon)
1850 Census
Age Born Occ.
Waggoner, Nathan 44 Ohio Carpenter
Waggoner, Nancy Ann 42 Ohio
Waggoner, Lydia 17 Ja.
Waggoner, Mary 4 Wisc.
Waggoner, Jane 6/12 Mich.
Waggoner, Joseph 6/12 Mich.

He is on the '52 map, at corner of Sloptown Rd. and Fox Lake Rd. - "Piper's Corner". He is also mentioned in "Crown of Glory"

One of the original five who came with Strang on the exploratory trip in May '47.

Waite, Madison
(Mormon)
1850 Census
Age Born Occ.
Waite, Madison 38 N.Y. Cooper
Waite, Zada 26 N.Y.
Waite, Seymour 13 Mich.
Waite, Nephic 8 Mich.

J.W. Wait is in the '52 map on land next to Pat Bonner's or part of Pat's section 8.

James Waite had a retail store in St. James and advertised in the N. Islander.

Walton, James
1860 Census
Age Born Occ.
Walton, James 25 Indiana Farmer
Walton, Anna 22 Ohio
Walton, Arvilla 3 MD
Walton, Dilbert 1 MD

Ward, Eber
1830 Census Mackinac
Eber ward is listed as the head of a household consisting of himself and -
Males Females
15-20 years of age - 1 40-50 years of age - 1

1840 Census
E. Ward is listed as the head of a household consisting of 6 males. He is engaged in commerce.

1860 Census
Age Born Occ.
Ward, Robert 67 Ire. Merchant (all there was in the household)

1860 Census
Age Born Occ.
Ward, Thomas 24 Mich. no occupation given
Ward, Elizabeth 16 Mich.

Strang speaks of a "Ward" as a partner of Densmore in 1849 when they refused to sell provisions for the winter to Mormons.

Ward, Dominick
1880 Census
Age B FB MB Occ.
Ward, Grace Married 45 Ire. Ire. Ire. H. Keeper Can't R or W
Ward, Patrick S 17 N.Y. Ire. Ire. Farmer
Ward, Daniel S 14 N.Y. Ire. Ire. Laborer
Ward, Ellen D 11 N.Y. Ire. Ire. At Home Can't W
Ward, William S 9 N.Y. Ire. Ire.
Ward, Julia D 9/12 Mich. Ire. Ire.

Dominick was not there when Census taker came. Sailing?

Ward, John
1910 Census
Age Yrs M B FB MB Occ.
Ward, John Head 50 26 Mich. USA USA Foreman, Mill
Ward, Viola Wife 46 26 Mich. N.Y. N.H. Dressmaker

Warner, Joseph
1860 Census
Age Born Occ.
Warner, Joseph 40 Ger. Farmer
Warner, Mary 40 Ger.

1870 Census Peaine Township
Age Born Occ.
Warner, Joseph 45 Balen Farmer
Warner, Mary 61 Balen H. Keeper
(1880 Census shows her living as a boarder in the home of Patrick and Mary Maloy)

Died Mary Warner, born Germany, age 78, May 4, 1887

 

1900 Census St. James Township
Age M/S B FB MB Yr Yrs Occ.
Emg. U.S.
Watt, John Head 45 WD Scot. Scot. Scot. 1872 27 Capt. (Marine)
Bucanhau (?), James Servant 34 S Wisc. Ire. Ire. Servant
Mo Unemp R W E House
Watt, John 5 y y y Owns H
Bucanhau (?), James y y y

Wells, Frank
1880 Census Galilee Township
Age B FB MB Occ.
Wells, Frank Head 29 Ohio 0 0 Book Keeper
Wells, Jane E. Wife 24 Mich. Can. Mich. H. Keeper
Burns, John Boarder 25 Can. Ire. Ire. Laborer Can't R or W
Burns, James Boarder 22 Can. Ire. Ire. Laborer
(Last two entries are Dan McCauley's step sons)
Bates, George Boarder 22 N.Y. Eng. Can. Laborer Can't R or W
(no card)
Cole, William Boarder 23 N.Y. N.Y. N.Y. Laborer
Yicory (?), William Boarder 24 Wisc. Wisc. Wisc. Laborer
McGee, James Boarder 38 N.Y. Ire. N.Y. Laborer
Sweet, Melvin Boarder 18 Mich. Ohio Penn. Laborer
Slocum, Mary Servant 24 Can. Can. Ire. Servant
(Married, Dan Mc'Cauley's step daughter)

Whelock, Lorenzo
(Mormon)
1850 Census
Age Born Occ.
Whelock, Lorenzo 31 N.Y. Farmer
Whelock, Ruth 25 N.Y.
Whelock, George E. 7 N.Y.
Whelock, Charles 3 N.Y.
Whelock, Sarah J. 8/12 N.Y.
Whelock, Daniel 16 N.Y. Farmer

In Children of the Sea, Mrs. Williams tells of a "Whelock boy" who worked for McKinley and told that the Mormons stole cattle. He was whipped by the Mormons.

 

Whipple, David R.
(North Mormon)
1850 Census
Age Born Occ.
Whipple, David R. 36 Mass. (Can't make out occupation)
Whipple, Martha A. 29 Ind.

The '52 map shows C.T. Whipple on land on either side Kings Highway in Section 3, south of Sloptown Road

Whitney
1850 Census
Age Born Occ.
Whitney, Walter 45 N.Y. Fisherman
Whitney, Elizabeth 45 Mich.
Gebeau, Louis 14 Mich. (see his card)
Gebeau, Antoine 10 Mich.
Gebeau, Charles 9 Mich.
Whitney, Elizabeth 6 Mich.
Kilday (Kilty?), Patrick 28 Ire. Fisherman
(The right age to be Kilty)

See Dan Williams for Elizabeth Whitney, Van Rippel, Williams

1860 Census
Age Born Occ.
Whitney, Walter 51 N.Y. Carpenter
Whitney, Elizabeth 50 Mich.
(Elizabeth married to Van Riper by this census. "My husband and I spent the winter of '61 n Milwaukee.")
Churchill (?), Frank 15 Mich.
(Adopted in Traverse City-mother died there. The family was from Chicago. "He enlisted as a drummer boy at the beginning of the Civil War." Children of the Sea)

There was an Ana V. Churchill mustered out of Michgian 26th infantry on June 5, 1865 from V.R.C (whatever that means), Co. A.

In the 1840 Census
Louis Gebo, head of a household of 4 consisting of
Males Females
0-5 years 2 (Louis and Antoine) 30-40 years 1-later, Elizabeth Whitney
30-40 years 1

He was engaged in manufacture and trade

 

Whitlock, John
(Mormon)
1850 Census
Age Born Occ.
Whitlock, John 39 Conn. Farmer
Whitlock, Sally 29 Conn.
Whitlock, Mary J. 13 Conn.
Whitlock, Joseph S. 9 Conn.
Whitlock, Nephi 7 Conn.
Whitlock, Harriet B. 1 Mich.

Mentioned as arrested in N. Islander m. '52

Children of the Sea, pg 75 tells of a boy named "Whitlock", a Mormon, who gave information about the stealing of cattle from McKinley and was whipped

1900 Census St. James Township
Age M/S Yrs M Mother of B FB MB Yr
Emg.
Winter, Ernest Head 43 M 3 Ger. Ger. Ger. 1884
Winter, Elizabeth Wife 29 M 3 1-1 Ger. Ger. Ger. 1881
Winter, Max S 16 S Ger. Ger. Ger. 1884
Winter, Myolia D 2 S Mich. Ger. Ger.
Yrs Occ. Mo Unemp R W E House
U.S.
Winter, Ernest 16 Lighthouse Keeper 0 y y y Own H
Winter, Elizabeth 19 y y y
Winter, Max 16 Fisherman 5 y y y

1910 Census
Age Yrs M B FB MB Emg. Occ.
Winter, Ernest Head 52 14 Ger. Ger. Ger. 1891 Lighthouse Keeper
Winter, Elizabeth Wife 38 14 Ger. Ger. Ger. 1880
Winter, Viola D 12 S Mich. Ger. Ger.
Winter, Yoland D 7 S Mich. Ger. Ger.

 

Williams
1840 Census
Jeremiah Williams is listed as head of a household consisting of-
Males Females
0-5 years 1 0-5 years 1
5-10 years 1 (the precceeding Jeremiah?) 10-15 years 1
10-15 years 2 15-20 years 1
20-30 years 1 20-30 years 1 (Fanny, lying about her age?)
50-60 years 1

Two of the household are engaged in trade

Is this Jeremiah, the husband of Fanny? If so, where is she, she would have been 34 or 38

1850 Census
Age Born Occ.
Williams, William D. 30 N.Y. Laborer
Williams, Owen 4 Wisc.


(Last two entries in a rooming house for laborers kept by Richard Rail)

Williams, Fanny 48 N.Y.
Williams, James 23 Can. Laborer
(Last two entries in household of Williams and Eliza Belote)


(In reference to birth place of James, perhaps not this family)

Williams, Anna 17 Ohio
(In family of Andre Couchain)


Couchain, Abigail 24 Ohio

Williams, Charles 21 Ohio Fisherman
(In household of Henry Farlau, with wife Margaret and 3 children)
Williams, John 28 Ohio Fisherman

Williams, Jeremiah
1860 Census
Age Born Occ.
Williams, Jeremiah 28 Mich. Fisherman
Williams, Isobell 24 Mich.
Williams, Henry 4 Mich.
Williams, George 2 Mich.
Williams, Emily 1/12 Mich.

 

Williams, Charles
1860 Census Beaver Island
Age Born Occ.
Williams, Charles 35 Ohio Sailor
Williams, Faney 54 N.Y.
Canvihen (?), Charles 1/12 Mich.

A strange household. Obviously a mother and son. Is the baby the son's or another grandchild?

On March 7, '75, Charles Williams and his wife Anna Gallagher had a daughter, Rose Ann. He is listed as a laborer, born in Sweden. She was born in The Galilee Township.

Williams, Charles
(Mother, son and grandchild)
1860 Census
Age Born Occ.
Williams, Charles 35 Ohio Sailor
Williams, Faney 54 N.Y.
Canvehea (?), Charles 1/12 Mich.
(Connaghan?)
What relation, if any, to the Charles Connaghan, age 70, of 1880 Census?
Couchain? More likely.

Is this a middlea name and the grandmother caring for a motherless child?

On January 27, '78, John Williams was born to Charles Williams and Anna Gallagher, (he would have been 53), this Charles Williams was born in Sweden

Williams, Charles
1850 Census Mackinac Isle (House #200)
Age Born Occ.
Williams, Charles 21 Ohio Fisherman
Living in home of Henry Farlan

Williams, Fanny and James
1850 Census Mackinac Isle (House #237)
Age Born Occ. R.Est.
Belote, William M. 50 Conn. Merchant $1500
Williams, Eliza 53 Mass.
Williams, James 23 Can. Laborer
Coyle, William 25 Scot. Laborer
Martin, Joseph 25 Ire. Laborer
Williams, Fanney 48 N.Y.

1860 Census
Age Born Occ.
Williams, Charles 35 Ohio Sailor
Williams, Faney 54 N.Y.
Couchain (?), Charles 1/12 Mich.

Williams, Daniel
1880 Census St. James Township
Age B FB MB Occ.
Williams, Daniel 29 Mich. Can. Can. Retail Grocer
Williams, Elizabeth Wife 36 Mich N.Y. Can. Lighthouse Keeper
(Maiden name-Whitney)
Maloy, Mary Servant 18 Mich. Ire. Ire. Servant Can't R or W

Elizabeth and her 1st husband Van Ripper (drowned) were on Garden Is. 1863-64 where he was appointed school teacher by the government, "The school was a larege one as there was a large band of Indians. Our school continued for 2 years. And though there was a gap of server years before another teacher..." They were expedcted to teach them to plant and cultivate gardens and farms. They learned to plant corn and vegetables but not flowers. Chiel Peain said making flowers beds "too much work for Indian". He had the children clear 3 or 4 acres and put a brick fence around it. They then took all the flower seeds, sowed them broadcast and then raked them in. Never wre flowers enjoyed like those. As soon as school was out the children raced to the flower bed. Chief Peeain was greatly please and "had us write a letter to the Indian agen thanking him for the seeds."
Island Stores Mormon Morse Davis 1947

Williams, Jeremiah
1840 Census
Jeremiah Williams is listed as head of a household consisting of
Males Females
0-5 years 1 0-5 years 1
5-10 years 1 10-15 years 1
10-15 years 2 15-20 years 1
20-30 years 1 20-30 years 1

Is this the husband of Fanny Williams? If so, where is she? She would have been 34 or 38.

1850

 

Williams, John
1850 Census Mackinac Isle (House #190)
Age Born Occ.
Williams, John 28 Ohio Fisherman
Williams, Margaret 25 N.Y.
(Marietta Slocum-had 13 children, John and his sons were fisherman in Green Bay waters)
Williams, Esther 5 Mich.
Williams, Lavinia 3 Mich.
Williams, John Jr. 1 Mich.
Tower, Samuel 32 N.Y. Cooper
Bread, Charles 24 N.Y. Fisherman
Leavitt, James 23 VA Fisherman

1880 Census Garden Island
Age Born Occ.
Williams, Jesse 30 Fisherman
Williams, Isabel 38

Williams, William D.
1850 Census
Age Born Occ.
Williams, William D. 30 N.Y. Laborer
Williams, Owen 4 Wisc.

They are livng in a rooming house for laborers on Mackiac or the mainland

Williams, Albert
1910 Census
Age Yrs M B FB MB Emg. Occ.
Williams, Albert Head 37 15 Mich. Mich. Mich.
Williams, Jane Wife 31 15 Ger. Ger. Ger.
Williams, Peter S 13 S Mich. Mich. Ger. 1883
Williams, James S 11 S Mich. Mich. Ger.
Ericson, Gust Boarder 47 20 Nor. Nor. Nor. 1883 Teamster
Lewis, Harry Boarder 32 S Iowa N.Y. N.Y. Teamster
Keleaiske, Leo Boarder 24 S Wisc. Ger. Ger. Laborer
Stowe, Melvin Boarder 23 S Mich. Mich. Mich. Woodchooper
Fleming, Howard Boarder 45 S Mich. Ire. Ire. Laborer
Robinson, Dennis 32 S Can. Ire. Can. 1889 Carpenter
Lagis, John 51 S Can. Ger. Can. 1870 Mill
Hay, John 41 M Ohio Ohio Ohio Labor Mill

Williams, Anna
1850 Census Mackinac
Age Born Occ.
Williams, Anna 17 Ohio
In family of Andry Couchain, see this card

1860 ?

1870 Census

Anna Palmer, head of house, age 30, from Ohio (She was 37)
Marie-17
Julia-15
Edward-18
Lincoln-10
Augusta-8
Sarah-6
Jeremiah-4
Eddie-2
Edwin-1870, born March

Williamson, Daniel
1910 Census
Age Yrs M B FB MB Occ.
Williamson, Daniel Head 42 8 Ind. Car. Ind. Laborer/Odd Jobs
Williamson, Elsie Wife 30 8 Ind. Ohio Ind.
Williamson, James S 12 S Ind. Ind. Ind.
Williamson, Joan S 7 S Mich. Ind. Ind.
Wiliams, Goldie D 5 S Mich. Ind. Ind.

Winnie, Uri
1910 Census
Age Yrs M B FB MB Occ.
Winnie, Uri Head 63 39 Ohio N.Y. Penn.
Winnie, Anna Wife 57 39 Ind. USA USA Laborer/Odd Jobs
Winnie, Lee J. S 37 S Ohio Ohio Ind. Laborer Rail Road

 

Wright, Phineas
(Mormon)
1850 Census
Age Born Occ.
Wright, Phineas 39 Can. Cooper
Wright, Rebecca 19 LA (Sarah? Born Canada 1835)
Wright, Zenas 11 Ohio (Male)
Wright, Elizabeth 8 Wisc
-----in same house-----
Baxter, Delano 47 VT Can't R or W
Baxter, Samuel 19 Can. Laborer
Baxter, Henrietta 17 Can.
Baxter, Cornelius 15 ? Fisherman

P. Wright is on '52 amp in section 4 where Sloptown road angles off. In 1855 Strang married "Sarah Wright, sister Zenas, daughter of Phineas." Phineas was one of the 12 apostles. Where was Sarah Wright? She was age 12 at this time.

 

Wright, Charles
1850 Census Cable's Bay
A Henry Wright is listded in the household of Alvah Cable-age 22, cooper, born N.Y.

Age Born Occ.
Wright, Charles 25 N.Y. Cooper
Brooks, Catherine 24 Ohio
Wright, Rose 3 Mich.
(Mentioned in Children of the Sea, pg 125 and 74)
Wright, Charles (Henry) 2 Mich.
Wright, Frank 1 Mich.
Wright, Fredrick H. 21 Ger. Cooper
Living in home of Robert Gibson

1860 Census
Age Born Occ.
Wright, Charles 34 N.Y. Cooper
When he came back he turned Mormon Hotel in to a Cooper Shop. Peter McKinley's daughter says he lived as their next door neighbor wwhre they had the harbor light.
Wright, Catherine 34 Ohio
Wright, Rosie 14 Mich.
Wright, Henry 12 Mich. (Own household in 1880)
Wright, Frank 7 (10) Mich
Wright, May 4 Mich.
Wright, Allen 2 Mich.
Woodway, Joseph 24 Can. Laborer
Arnold, Charles 30 N.Y. Laborer
Gillet (?), Charles 27 N.Y.
Gillet, George 24 N.Y.
(Last two entries are mentioned in Children of the Sea. Geroge died-Charles married Clara Holcomb-school teacher from Fremont, Ohio in 1860 living in the home of David Lobdill)

 

1870 Census
Age Born Occ. P.Prop
Wright, Charles 44 N.Y. Dry Goods Merchant $4000 City
Wright, Catherine 44 Ohio H. Keeper
Wright, Henry 22 Ohio Clerk City
(Own household in 1880, married Jessie V?)
(What happened to Frank?)
Wright, May 15 Mich. School
Wright, Allan 13 Mich. School
Wright, George 11 Mich. School
(In 1881, last two entries resigned form life saving service)
Wright, Albert 9 Mich. School
Wright, Alva 9 Mich. School
(Are last two entries twins?)
Wright, Charles 6 Mich. School
Wright, Claude 4
Wright, Catherine 8/12

There is also a Charles Wright, age 41, born Canada, carpenter, listed in household of John Dunlevy

1880 Census St. James Township
Age B FB MB Occ.
Wright, Charles Head 54 N.Y. VT VT Bookkeeper
Wright, Catherine Wife 54 Ohio N.Y. N.Y. H. Keeper
Wright, Allen S 22 Mich. N.Y. Ohio Retail Grocer
Wright, George S 19 Mich. N.Y. Ohio Fish Inspector
Wright, Albert S 18 Mich. N.Y. Ohio Fisherman
Wright, Aloah D S 18 Mich. N.Y. Ohio School
Wright, Charles S 16 Mich. N.Y. Ohio School
Wright, Claude S 14 Mich. N.Y. Ohio School
Wright, Kittie D 10 Mich. N.Y. Ohio School

11 children in all-did Frank die?

 

Wright
Charles Wright Richardson 1826-1903
Wife
Catherine Brooks 1826-
Born Painesville, Ohio 1826

1860 Census
Age Born Occ.
Wright, Charles 34 N.Y. Cooper
Wright, Catherine 34 Ohio
Wright, Rosie 14 Mich.
Wright, Henry 12 Mich.
Wright, Frank 7 Mich.
Wright, May 4 Mich.
Wright, Ellen 2 Mich.
Woodway, Joseph 24 Can. Laborer
Gillet (?), Charles 27 N.Y. Laborer
Gillet (?), George 24 N.Y. Laborer
(Resigned from life saving service 1881)
Arnold, Charles 30 N.Y. Laborer

He was Postmaster January 13, 1849-September 19, 1851 (followed by Peter McKinley), he was Postmaster again November 20, 1863-December 19, 1868

"Mr. C.R. Wright was elected to the State Legislature in the winter of 1861 and hise family spent the winter in Fairport, Ohio" Children of the Stea pg 10

His. Of Grand Traverse Region, on pg 81, lists him as living at Little Traverse in the fall of 1851

Death Record (Harbor Springs)
Died July 26, 1901, widower, age 76, 9 months, 4 days

 

Wright, Isaac
1880 Census Garden Island
Age Born Occ.
Wright, Isaac 58 School Teacher
(Seems to be living alone on Garden Island)

1860 Census On St. Helena
Age Born Occ.
Wright, Isaac 38 N.Y. Master Cooper
Wright, Polemii (?) 30 Ohio
Wright, Sarah Jane 7 Mich.
Wright, James 5 Mich.
Wright, Mark 3 Mich.
Wright, Isaac 7/12 Mich.

By 1880 these children wre all old enough to be on their own and the wife was probably dead

Wright, Henry
(Son of Charles, Census taker in 1880)
1880 Census St. James Township
Age B FB MB Occ.
Wright, Henry 32 Ohio N.Y. Ohio Clerk in store
(He was the Census taker for this Census)
Wright, Jessie Wife 21 N.Y. Eng. Eng. H. Keeper
Wright, Henry S 1 Mich. Ohio N.Y.
(Birth record August 16, '78, Chandler, father born Michgan, "merchant")

1850 Census
Age Born Occ.
Wright, Henry 22 N.Y. Cooper
Listed in household of Peter McKinley James F. Cable
(Brother of Charles?)
Could this be a brother of Charles right, listed in the same Census at Cable's Bay? Yes.

Wright, Isaac
Isaac Wright 1822-1900

The Children of the Sea says he taught school the winter 1857-58 at the Harbor. Mrs. Williams says he was from Illinois. In 1874 he wrote the "Beaver Island Girls" and was teaching the Indians on Garden.

In 1880 Census on Garden Isle

Death Record
Issac Wright, widower, age 78, died in Peaine Township of old age in 1900, born Ogdensburgh, N.Y., retired, parents father unknown, mother Sarah David, father's residence given as New Hampshire