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1.1. Michael Hugh COOLEY 1.2. Lonnie Rae COOLEY
2ND GENERATION
2. Allison Claude COOLEY 3. Billie Dell HOGUE
3RD GENERATION
4. McCabe COOLEY 5. Marie Henrietta HENNEQUIN 6. Hugh Wallace HOGUE 7. Birdie Nina MCDOWELL
4TH GENERATION
8. Joseph William COOLEY 9. Araminta D JOHNSON 10. Louis Francois HENNEQUIN 11. Marguerite STEWARD 12. Robert Irwin HOGUE 13. Nancy Joanna FOSTER 14. William Ellis MCDOWELL 15. Euphemia Ruth ASHENHURST
5TH GENERATION
16. Greenbury COOLEY 17. Amelia Mohler PETTIT 18. Wesley Phillip JOHNSON 19. Susan Isabel FISK 20. Louis HENNEQUIN 21. Maria Theresa DRAVIGNEY 22. John Joseph STEWARD 23. Fanny LAURENT 24. John HOGUE 25. Ann R SIMPSON 26. John A FOSTER 27. Martha Jane STRUTHERS 28. William Erwin MCDOWELL 29. Maria HART 30. Oliver Taylor ASHENHURST 31. Sara Eva SOUTHERN
6TH GENERATION
32. David COOLEY 33. Laurinda AIKEN 34. Joseph PETTET 35. Elizabeth MOHLER 36. Elijah JOHNSON 37. Anna Jane FOSTER 38. Edward Curtis FISK 39. Arminta D WOOD 40. Xavier HANNEQUIN 41. Marie Magdeleine BELOT 42. Pierre Joseph DRAVIGNEY 43. Marie Thérèse GILBERT 44. Joseph STEWARD 46. Jean Baptiste LAURENT 47. Jeaninne Henriette VANDERMEULEN 48. James HOGUE 49. Margaret IRWIN 50. Isaac SIMPSON 51. Elizabeth RICHARDSON 52. Samuel FOSTER 53. Nancy ____ 54. James STRUTHERS 55. Elizabeth SAVILLE 56. John MCDOWELL 57. Anna CURRY 58. Joseph HART Sr 59. Susan PICKENS 60. Oliver ASHENHURST 61. Euphemia BISHOP 62. Charles William SOUTHERN 63. Ruth Ruema HOOVER
7TH GENERATION
64. John COOLEY 65. Sela WRIGHT 66. William AKINS 67. Rebecca MCCLINTICK 73. Ruth ____ ? 76. John R FISK 77. Mahala KEMP 78. John WOOD 79. Charity CORSON 85. Jeanne Claude DRAVIGNEY 86. Josph GILBERT 87. Agathe LANGARD 102. Matthew RICHARDSON 103. Ann STOCKTON 104. James Couples FOSTER 105. Jane MORROW 108. William STRUTHERS 109. Janet LINDSAY 110. Robert SAVILLE 111. Deborah ____ 112. John MCDOWELL 113. Jane ERWIN 116. Edward HART 117. Nancy Ann STOUT 118. John PICKENS 120. William ASHENHURST 121. Nancy ASHENHURST 122. Peter BISHOP 123. Eleanor ____ 124. John SOUTHERN 125. Elizabeth DUNCAN 126. John HOOVER? 127. unknown
8TH GENERATION
128. Edward COOLEY 129. Martha RAPER 130. William WRIGHT 131. Martha MORGAN 132. William EAKIN 133. Mary WALLACE 134. John MCCLINTICK 135. Mary Jane MCDOWELL 152. Richard FISK 154. William KEMP 155. Sukey DAMANT 158. Eli CORSON 159. Christianna THOMPSON 206. Richard Witham STOCKTON 207. Mary Ann HATFIELD 210. Samuel ? MORROW ? 218. James LINDSAY 219. Margaret WATSON 220. Samuel SAVILLE 221. Ann BOOTH 224. John MCDOWELL 225. Esther HARRISON 226. William ERWIN 227. Mary ERWIN 232. John HART Signer 233. Deborah SCUDDER 234. St Leger Codd STOUT 235. Susannah SIMPSON 248. William SOUTHERN 249. Magdelaine FORD 250. Charles DUNCAN 251. Margaret KIRK 252->255. unknown
9TH GENERATION
256. John COOLEY 257. poss Sarah MATTHEWS 258. Thomas RAPER 259. Martha HAM 260. Richard WRIGHT Sr103 261. Ann 262. James MORGAN 263. Mary DAVIS 316. Jacob CORSON Jr 317. Charity STILLWELL 318. Benajah TOMSON 319. Prudence ELDREDGE 412. Samuel STOCKTON 413. Rachel STOUT 414. Joseph HATFIELD 415. Phoebe CLARK 442. Robert BOOTH 443. Ann GASTON 452. John ERWIN 453. Jane WILLIAMS 454. Francis ERWIN 455. Jane CURRY 464. Capt Edward HART 465. Martha FURMAN 466. Richard Betts SCUDDER Jr 467. Hannah STILLWELL 468. James STOUT 469. Mary Ann CODD 496. John SOUTHERN ? 497. Margaret KIDD ? 500. Charles DUNCAN 502. John KIRK Sr 503. Margaret BROOKS 504->517. unknown
10TH GENERATION
518->823. unknown 632. Jacob CORSON Sr 633. Naomi 634. Nicholas STILLWELL 635. Sara HAND 824. Richard STOCKTON 825. Susannah WITHAM 826. Col Joseph STOUT 827. Ruth BRYMSON 828. Abraham HATFIELD 829. Phoebe OGDEN 829. John CLARK 904. Edward ERWIN 905. Frances FRANCIS 908. see 904 909. see 905 910. William CURRY 911. Sally YOUNG 928. John HART 2nd 929. Mary HUNT 930. Josiah FURMAN 2nd 931. Sarah STRICKLAND 932. Richard Betts SCUDDER Sr 933. Hannah REEDER 936. see 826 937. see 827 938. Capt St Leger CODD 939. Mary HANSON 1000. John DUNCAN 1001. Dinah BRADFORD 940->1035. unknown
11TH GENERATION
1036->1263. unknown 1264. Jan CARSTENSEN 1265. Maria Elias DAAS 1268. John STILLWELL Jr 1270. George HAND 1648. Richard STOCKTON 1649. Abigail ____ 1650. Robert WITHAM 1651. Ann HOAG 1652. Jonathan STOUT 1653. Anne BOLLEN 1654. Daniel BRYMSON 1655. Frances GREENLAND 1856. John HART 1st 1857. Mary ____ 1858. Ralph HUNT 1859. Elizabeth JESSUP 1860. Josiah FURMAN 1st 1862. Edmund STRICKLAND 1863. Hannah ____ 1864. John SCUDDER Jr 1865. Joanna BETTS 1866. John REEDER 2nd 1867. Hannah BURROUGHS 1876. Col St Leger CODD 115 1877. Anna BENNETT 115 1878. Col Hans HANSON 1879. Martha Kelts WOODARD 2002. John BRADFORD 2003. Mary MARR 1880->2071. unknown
12TH GENERATION
2072->2079. unknown 2528. Carsten JANSEN 2529. Barbara 2530. Elias DAAS 2536. John STILLWELL 2537. Elizabeth PERRIN 2540. Thomas HAND 2541. Katherine STUBBS 3296. John STOCKTON 3296. Eleanor CLAYTON 3304. Richard STOUT 3305. Penelope VAN PRINCIS 3306. Capt James BOLLEN 3307. Anne VAUQUELLIN 3308. William BRINSDON 3309. Margaret ____ 3310. Dr Henry GREENLAND 3311. Mary BAREFOOT 3312. Thomas HATFIELD 3313. Anna 3314. Cornelius MELYN 3316. John OGDEN 3317. Jane BOND 3718. Edward JESSUP 3719. Elizabeth BRIDGES 3720. John FURMAN 3728. John SCUDDER Sr 3729. Mary KING 3730. Capt Richard BETTS 3731. Joanna CHAMBERLAYNE 3732. John REEDER 1st 3733. Hannah THORPE 3734. Jeremiah BURROUGHS 3735. Hannah WAY 3752. Col William CODD 115 3753. Lady Mary ST LEGER 115 3754. Gov Richard BENNETT 3755. Mary Ann LONGWORTH113 106 3756. Andrew HANSON 3757. Annika ____ 4006. John MARR Sr 3758->4143. unknown
13TH GENERATION
4144->4159. unknown 5072. William STILLWELL 5073. Hannah 5074. Daniel PERRIN 5075. Elizabeth 5080. John HAND 5081. Elizabeth GRANSDEN 6592. John STOCKTON 6593. Eleanor CLAYTON 6608. John STOUT 6609. Elizabeth BEE 6614. Robert VAUQUELLIN 6615. Jeanette 6622. Walter BAREFOOT 6632. Richard OGDEN 6633. Elizabeth HUNTINGTON 7456. Thomas SCUDDER 7457. Elizabeth LOWERS 7458. William KING 7459. Dorothy HAYNES 7460. John BETTES 7461. Mary BIGGS 7462. Rev Robert CHAMBERLAYNE 7463. Elizabeth STOUGHTON 7466. William THORPE 7467. Garthered BLITHE 7468. John BURROUGHS 7469. Johanna JESSUP 7470. James WAY 7504. William CODD 7505. Hester LAMPORD 7506. Sir Warham ST LEGER115 7507. Dame Mary HAYWARD115 7508. Thomas BENNETT 7509. Anstie Tomson SPICER 7512. John HANSON 8012. Daniel MARR 7511->8287. unknown
14TH GENERATION
8288->8319. unknown 10144. Nicholas STILLWELL 10145. Ann 10148. Pierre PERRIN 10149. Andrienne JUBRIL 10160. John HAND 10161. Joan SIMMONS 10162. Henry GRANSDEN 13624. Edward OGDEN 13624. Margaret WILSON 14912. Henry SCUDDER 14913. ____ LOWERS 14914. John LOWERS 14920. Alexander BETTES 14921. Joan LARKYN 14926. Rev Thomas STOUGHTON 14927. Katherine 14936. Jeremiah BURROUGHS 14938. John JESSUP 14939. Joanna KERRICH 15012. Sir Anthony ST LEGER 115 15013. Mary SCOTT 115 15014. Sir Rowland HAYWARD 115 15015. Katherine SMYTHE 15016. Robert BENNETT 15017. Elizabeth EDNEY 15024. Col. John HANSON 15025. Frances PRICHARD 15026->16575. unknown
15TH GENERATION
16576->20289. unknown 20298. Jean JUBRIL 20299. Juvine LOMBARD 20326. William GRANSDEN 20327. Ann 26528. William OGDEN 26529. Abigail GOODSALL 26530. Richard WILSON 26531. Margaret 29792. William de STIRKELAUNDE 29840. Robert BETTS 29876. Francis JESSOP 29877. Frances WHITE 30024. Sir Warham ST LEGER 115 30025. Lady Ursula NEVILLE 107 115 30026. Sir Thomas SCOTT 115 30027. Elizabeth BAKER 115 30028. George HAYWARD 30029. Margaret WITHBROKE 30030. Sir Thomas SMYTHE 30031. Alice JUDDE 30032. John BENNETT 30033. Margery 30034. John EDNYE 30048. Thomas HANSON 30049. Janet G GLEDHILL 30050. John PRICHARD 30051->33151. unknown
16TH GENERATION
33152->33279. unknown 53056. Richard OGDEN 53057. Mabel de HOOGAN 53058. Henry GOODSALL 59584. William de STIRKELAUNDE 59752. Richard JESSOP 59753. Ann SWIFT 59754. Alexander WHITE 59755. Eleanor SMITH 60048. Sir Anthony St LEGER 111 60049. Agnes WARHAM 112 60050. George NEVILLE 60051. Lady Mary STAFFORD 60052. Sir Reginald SCOTT 115 60053. Emiline KEMP 115 60054. Sir John BAKER 115 60055. Elizabeth DINLEY 115 60056. John HAYWARD 60060. John SMYTHE 60061. Joan BROUNCKER 60062. Andrew JUDDE 60057. Agnes GLOVER 60096. John HANSON 60097. Agnes SAVILE 60098. John GLEDHILL 60099->66303. unknown
17TH GENERATION
66304->66559. unknown 106112. Robert OGDEN 106113. Joan 106114. Johannes de HOOGAN 119504. William JESSOP 119505. Emotte CHARLESWORTH 119506. Robert SWIFT 119508. Thomas WHITE 119510. William SMITH 119511. Katherine PORTER 120096. Ralph St LEGER 120097. Anne HART 120098. Heughe WARHAM 112 120099. Mary Ann COLLES 120100. George NEVILLE 120101. Margaret FENNE 120102. Edward STAFFORD 120103. Eleanor PERCY 120104. Sir John SCOTT 115 120105. Anne (Amy) PYMPE 115 120106. Sir William KEMP 111 115 120107. Elynor BROWNE 111 115 120108. Richard BAKER 120109. Elizabeth DYNELEY 120110. Thomas DINLEY 115 120112. William HAYWARD 120113. Agnes BALLY 120122. Robert BROUNCKER 120192. John HANSON 120193. Catherine BROOKE 120194. John SAVILE Esq. 120195. Margery GLEDHILL 120196->132607. unknown
18TH GENERATION
132608->132608. unknown 239020. Thomas SMITH 239021. Margaret CLARKE 239022. Augustine PORTER 240192. Ralph ST LEGER 240193. Anne PROPHET 240194. Sir Edward HART 240196. Robert WARHAM 240197. Elizabeth ____ 240198. Geoffrey COLLES 240200->240207. Royal Lineage 107 240208. Sir William SCOTT 115 240209. Sybil LEWKNOR 115 240210. Reginald DE PYMPE 115 240211. Elizabeth PASHLEY 115 240212. Sir Thomas KEMP 111 115 240213. Emelyn CHICHE 111 115 240214. Robert BROWNE 111 240215. Mary MALLETT 115 240218. Thomas DYNELEY 240224. William HAYWARD 240225. Elizabeth BROCKTON 240226. William BALLY 240384. John HANSON 240385. Cicely RAVENSHAW 240386. John BROOKE 240390. John GLEDHILL 240391->265215. unknown
19TH GENERATION
265216->266241. unknown 480384. Ralph ST LEGER 480385. Margaret TYRREL 480400->480415. Royal Lineage 107 480416. Sir John SCOTT 480417. Agnes BEAUFITZ 480418. John LEWKNOR 115 480420. Sir William DE PYMPE 115 480421. Elizabeth WHETEHILL 480422. Sir John PASHELY 115 480423. Lowys GOWER 115 480424. Thomas KEMP 111 480425. Beathris LEUKENER 111 480426. Sir Valentine CHICHE 480427. Philippa CHICHELEY 480428. Sir Thomas BROWNE 111 115 480429. Alianor DE ARUNDEL 115 480430. William MALLETT 115 480448. William HAYWARD 480449. Jane WILCOCKES 480450. William BROCKTON 480768. John HANSON 480769. Cicely DE WINDEBANKE 480770. John RAVENSHAW 480826. Vincent CHICHELE 115 480827->530431. unknown
20TH GENERATION
530432->960767. unknown 960768. John ST LEGER 960769. Margery DONNETT 960824->960829. Royal Lineage 107 960830. Sir Walter D'EVEREAUX 107 960831. Elizabeth MERBURY 107 960832. William SCOTT 960833. Isabella HERBERT 960834. William DE BEAUFITZ 960842. Sir Richard WHETEHILL 960844. Sir John PASHLEY 115 960845. Elizabeth WYDVILLE 115 960846. Sir Thomas GOWER 115 960848. Sir John KEMP 111 960850. Sir Thomas LEUKENER 111 960851. ____ HOO 111 960854. Robert CHICHELEY 960858. Sir Thomas DE ARUNDEL 115 960859. Joan MOYNE 115 960896. John HAYWARD 960897. Margery WEVER 961536. John HANSON 961537. Alice WOODHOUSE 961538->1060863. unknown
21TH GENERATION
1060864->1921537. unknown 1921538. James DONNETT 1921648->1921661. Royal Lineage 107 1921662. John MERBURY 107 1921666. Vincent HERBERT 115 1921688. Sir Robert PASHELY 115 1921689. Philippa CERGEAUX 115 1921690. Sir Richard WYDVILLE 115 1921691. Elizabeth LYONS 1921696. Raulf KEMP 111 1921702. Sir Thomas HOO 111 1921716. John DE ARUNDEL 1921717. Elizabeth DESPENSER 115 107 1921792. James HAYWARD 1923072. Henry DE RASTRICK 1923074. Henry DE WOODHOUSE 1923075->2121727. unknown
22ND GENERATION
2121728->3843075. unknown 3843076->3843327. Royal Lineage 107 3843328->3843375. unknown 3813382. Sir Thomas TUNSTALL 3843376. Robert PASHLEY 115 3843377. Anne HOWARD 115 3843378. Sir Richard CERGEAUX 115 3843379. Philippa FITZALAN 115 3843382. Sir John LYONS 3843432. John FITZALAN 3843433. Alianor MALTRAVERS 107 115 3843436->3846143. unknown 3846144. John DE RASTRICK 3846148. Alexander DE WOODHOUSE 3846149. Beatrice TOOTHILL 3846150->4243455. unknown
23RD GENERATION
4243456->7686151. unknown 7686152->7686655. Royal Lineage 107 7637760. Sir William PARR 7637761. Elizabeth de ROS 7686754. John HOWARD 115 7686756. Richard CERGEAUX 115 7686757. Margaret SENESCHAL 115 7686758. Edmund FITZALAN 115 7686759. Sibyl DE MONTEGU 115 7686864->7686865. Royal Lineage 107 7686866. Sir John MALTAVERS 107 7386867->8486910. unknown
 
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   Name: Joseph Stordeur
   Born: 20 March 1847
  Place: Hamme-Mille, Brabant Wallon, Belgium
   Died: 19 Sep 1930
  Place: Agnews Hosp., Santa Clara Co CA
 Buried: 22 Sep 1930
  Place: Decoto Cemetery
Immigtd: 
Married: 10 Nov 1867
  Place: Brown County, Wisconsin

Through the "Stewards," I'm a fifth-generation Californian. Some of my Cooley cousins have carried the line through seven generations with their own grandchildren. They are not only seventh generation Californians but also seventh generation East Bayers.

Although the spelling of J J's last name shows up on most of the federal census entries as Stewart there is sufficient reason to believe he used the spelling Steward. The death certificate of his wife, Fannie Steward, is listed as such--he himself, being the informant, as J J Steward. The death certificate for his daughter, Marguerite Hennequin, names John Joseph Steward as her father (the informant being "commitment records") and the death record for her daughter, Marie Cooley, records her mother's maiden name--Marguerite Steward. Finally, J J's own death certificate has both his name and his father's name spelled Joseph Steward (both born in Belgium)--Frank Steward of San Bruno, provided the information.

This is the couple's poorly transcribed marriage record:

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XRJW-L9C

Name: Joseph Starden
Spouse's Name: Fanny Laurend
Event Date: 10 Nov 1867
Event Place: Brown, Wisconsin

We now know that his last name was Stordeur and that her full name was Stephanie Laurent.

Timeline for J J Steward

  • 1842, Sep 1. Born in Belgium.
  • 1860-1861. Probable arrival to the US, place unknown. He was 18 or 19 years old suggesting that he might have immigrated alone.
  • 1867, Oct 4. Marriage to Fanny Laurent, place unknown.
  • 1868, Aug 16. Birth of first child, Jenny, in Green Bay (Brown co WI). This makes for the first known event of his life in Wisconsin.
  • 1870, Aug 6. Enumerated as Joseph Stewart, age 24 on the 1870 census for Brown county WI. Age 24, occupation painter. Note that he is not tallied under column 19, "Male citizen of U.S. of 21 years and upwards."
  • 1880, Jun 4. Enumerated as Joseph Stewart on the 1880 census for Winnebago county WI. Age 41, occupation painter. He and his wife are erroneously listed as being born in France. Coincidentally, he's living next to Walter Cooley, same age, also a painter.
  • c1885. Emigrated to California, per his death certificate.
  • 1890, 14 Apr. Birth of daughter Rose in Ft Bragg, Mendocino county CA.
  • 1900, 14 Jun. Enumerated as J. J. Stwart for Santa Rosa twp, Sonoma county, CA.
  • 1910, Apr 25. Enumerated as Joseph Stewart living at 1217 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA, age 72. Grandson Alex Beaudin, born in Wisconsin c1889, is living with them.
  • 1920, Jan 20. Joseph and Fannie Stuart are living in Washington township, Decoto precinct, Alameda county, CA. They are both listed as being born in Belgium, as were their parents, and were naturalized US citizens, Joseph in 1860 and Fannie in 1843. However, look at the entry for 1870.
  • 1923, Oct. Per Fanny's death certificate, living in Mountain View, Santa Clara co CA.
  • 1930, Sep 19. Died Santa Clara county CA.

Family

John Joseph Steward and his wife, Fanny Laurent, had the following children. (The quotes are from a 5 May 1977 history typed by Russell Nees of Smithville, Texas.)


Jennie Steward 1868-1946 Born in WI, 16 Aug 1868, married Xavier Beaudin in 1886.1 This would be the Jennie M Beaudin living with husband "Exevier" in Coburn, Chippewa county WI, 1900. Parents are listed as being born in France. Six children listed, including daughter Fannie. The family is also found in the same place in 1920. It states that Jennie's father was born in France and mother in Belgium. Their son Alex Beaudin is living with his Steward grandparents in 1920. Xavier Baudin (1836-1920) is buried at the St Rose of Lima Catholic Cemetery, Cadott, Chippewa, Wisconsin. An obituary for Jennie appears in the Stevens Point Daily Journal, 15 and 18 Feb 1946. She is buried in the Forest Cemetery, Portage co WI. (Find A Grave Memorial# 75608214) "Several children were teachers." I see Florence Beaudin listed as being a teacher in Portage co.
Alexander Steward 1870- Born in WI, 6 Mar 1870. "A farmer. Was burned to death." He is found with his father's family, 11 years old, on the 1880 census, Oshkosh, Winnebago, WI.
Marguerite Steward * 1872-1940 Married Louis Francois Hennequin 1891, Oregon.
Charles D Steward * 1874-1955 Born 8 Mar 1874 WI, married Ethel ___. Charlie and his wife are living with his parents in 1900. "Charlie had a lumber business in San Francisco. He was a great wit. Had been bicycle champ of the world but was not awarded medal because of an accident." The California Death Index incorrectly states his birth as being in New York. We can be sure we have the right record because the birth date is just as Nees suggested and his mother's maiden name is given as Lawrence, a common misspelling for Laurent. He died in Santa Clara county on 2 Sep 1955.
Frank Steward 1877-1944 Born 17 Jul 1877 WI. "Was a sheriff," according to Nees. Married Caroline Adele ____. Nees said that Frank died in San Bruno but the California Death Index states that he died in Mendocino co on 25 May 1944. I find him and wife on the 1930 census for San Bruno (page 262) living at 931 4th Ave. He is listed as proprietor of a restaurant and she as a cook. The final 't' in Stewart has been over-written with a 'd' indicating that Frank was insistent on the spelling. Judging from the entry, they had been married for about 29 years (since c1901). He is listed as not being a veteran. Both parents are listed as being born in Belgium. Frank was the informant on his father's death certificate. Find A Grave Memorial #29011932.
Joseph Steward 1879- The 1880 census says he was born the previous July in Wisconsin. According to Nees, he died in infancy.
William Louis Steward 1881-1955 Born 27 Sep 1881. "Will was know[n] for his great strength, once lifted a telephone pole." He died in Lake county, CA on 8 Oct 1955. His obituary, published on 14 Oct in the Lake County Bee, reads, "Steward Funeral Held Wednesday. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon from Jones Mortuary, Lakeport, for William L. Steward, 74, who died Saturday in Lakeport. The Rev. Leonard Miller of the Assembley of God Church, Kelseyville, officiated, followed by internment at Ukiah Cemetery. Stewart, a native of Wisconsin, had been a resident of Kelseyville for the last year. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Clare Steward." William had witnessed the naturalization papers for his brother-in-law, Louis Hennequin, in 1904.
Fred L Steward 1883-1966 Born 21 Aug 1883. "Fred, a barber, married Elizabeth [Barbara Carberry] and had a son Raymond. Lived in San Francisco." They married 17 Feb 1914 in San Francisco. The SSDI states that he last resided in San Francisco. The California Death Index says he died in Solano County, CA on 11 Feb 1966. His social security number was 552-44-0606.
Mary J Steward 1885-1969 Born 11 Aug 1885 in Wisconsin, m1 William Conran, m2 Nicholas Vipond. Mary (as Marie) appears on the 1920 census for Aromas, San Benito county, CA (page 70) with her family and second husband, 25 years her senior. According to the SSDI, she died in San Jose, Santa Clara county CA in Apr 1969. Her SS # was 545-80-0736. Mary's son "Harry [Conran] was blinded while helping build the San Francisco Bay Bridge." My cousin, Howard Cooley, says that Harry, "spent some time during the depression riding the rails and camping with hobos and had some role in rodeo and also was a radio personality. He designed [his] house in San Jose and had it built, all this after he was blind[ed]." Henry W Conran was born 30 Dec 1906, died in Santa Clara co CA, 13 Dec 1966. His death certificate says mother's maiden name was "Stewart."
John Steward 1888-1966 Born 6 Jan 1888 in California. The SSDI says that John Stewart died in Oct 1966 in Stockton, San Joaquin, California. "...was a barber, painter, bachelor."
Rose Steward 1890-1973 Born at Ft Bragg, CA 14 Apr 1890, married John (Jack) Marshall. According to the SSDI, she died Sep 1973 in Napa county, CA (zip code 94558). Her SS number was 555-21-6162
George Steward   "...died in infancy."
* Line known at least in part to the present generation.

Referring to J J's daughter Marguerite as "Magie," Nees says,

Magie's folks lived in Hayward, California and are buried with Magie in a family plot about 15 miles south of Hayward. Her father was a carpenter who made banisters, etc. They had a grocery store in San Francisco in 1906 which was burned in great fire. He was originally from Belgium. Father was John Joseph Stewart and mother was Marguerite Laurence (Lauerent).

Joseph Stewart and his family appear on the 1870 census for Green Bay (Brown Co) WI (Series M593, Roll 1703, page 216):

   Stewart Joseph   24 m w Painter        Belgium
          Fanny D   22 f w Keeping House  Belgium
            Jenny    2 f w                Wisconsin
        Alexander 2/12 m w                Wisconsin

The 1880 census139 indicates that Joseph and his wife were born in France. However, the death certificates for both, as well as any family history I've seen, state that they were born in Belgium. It's unknown where they were married but Wisconsin seems likely. A search of the 1880 census for the name Laurent in Wisconsin shows several born in Belgium, including the family of August Laurent140 (born ca. 1840, Belgium) and his mother Mary Laurent, born ca. 1816, Belgium. On the same page is B. John Laurent, born ca. 1816, and his wife, Kathrine, born ca. 1821, and three children.

"J J Stwart" is found in Santa Rosa, California, on the 1900 census. It states that he was born in Belgium in Sep of 1834, which is far different than other accounts. It also states that he immigrated in 1854. Also at variance with data found elsewhere is that his wife's birth date is listed as Dec 1844, rather than 1837 and her year of immigration is given as 1859, rather than 1843. If correct, the later immigration date would explain why I can't find her or her family on the 1850 and perhaps 1860 census.

The Joseph Stewart family is found at 1217 Mariposa St, San Francisco on the 1910 census (series T624, roll 96, page 181). Their birthplaces, as well as for their parents, are listed at Belg - Dutch. They were native French speakers.

Joseph and Fannie Stuart are living in Washington township, Decoto precinct, Alameda county, CA on the 1920 census. They are both listed as being born in Belgium, as were their parents. They were both naturalized US citizens, Joseph in 1860 and Fannie in 1843. They could both read and write.

Joseph's death certificate states that he had resided in the US for 76 years. If true, that means he immigrated in 1854, when he was about 13 years old. The certificate further states that he had been in California for 45 years--since about 1885.


1. See http://www.bigalke.biz/myronfelckowski/getperson.php?personID=I138947&tree=MyronFelckowskiTree for information about her family.

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