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Genealogy: Family Histories

Robert M. Brown Family

Compiled and Edited by Michael R. Reilly

Last Revised 01/05/2006

Descendants of Samuel Brown

Generation No. 1

 

1. SAMUEL1 BROWN He married MARY ?.

Notes for SAMUEL BROWN:

Father named in Retrospect, Brown Family on Lake Five Road were VIPS, page 10, Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Child of SAMUEL BROWN and MARY ? is:

2. i. ROBERT M.2 BROWN, b. 22 Feb 1821, Stanfield, Somerset, England; d. 20 Apr 1888, Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Generation No. 2

2. ROBERT M.2 BROWN (SAMUEL1) was born 22 Feb 1821 in Stanfield, Somerset, England (Source: Retrospect, Sussex Sun, Fred Keller, Brown Family on Lake Five Road were VIPS, page 10, Wednesday, January 4, 2006. Stanfield is from Lucretia's obit in 1884.), and died 20 Apr 1888 in Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: Waukesha Freeman, Apr. 26, 1888; Fred Keller's Retrospect, Brown Family on Lake Five Road were VIPS, page 10, Wednesday, January 4, 2006 has death date as April 20, 1888, which is correct, he was buried on the 23rd. according to his death notice.). He married LUCRETIA WEST (Source: Waukesha Freeman, Surname from Obit, Dec. 18, 1884.) 26 Dec 1844 in Somerset, England (Source: Waukesha Freeman obit, Fred Keller's Retrospect, Brown Family on Lake Five Road were VIPS, page 10, Wednesday, January 4, 2006, has it as Christmas Day in 1844.), daughter of JOSIAH WEST and LUCRETIA ?. She was born 21 Jan 1818 in Godney, Meare Parish, Somerset, England (Source: Waukesha Freeman, Lucretia's 1884 obit.), and died 06 Dec 1884 in Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: Waukesha Freeman, obit, Dec. 18, 1884, according to obit she died of stomach cancer.).

Notes for ROBERT M. BROWN:

According to Fred Keller's Retrospect, Brown Family on Lake Five Road were VIPS, page 10, Wednesday, January 4, 2006, Robert was born in Saxmundham, Suffolkshire, England

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May 15, 1845, from Liverpool, Great Britain to New York onboard the Rochester

Robt Brown, 34

Lucretia Brown, 27

Cath Brown, 20

Chas. Brown, 29

Louise Brown, 16

Elis West, 27

Josiah West, 33

The Wests may be relatives of Lucretia, they settled in 1850 Census, Farmington, Oakland, Michigan, Josiah West, 37, Elizabeth, 30, William 2 yrs. The other Browns could be relatives of Robert?

More About ROBERT M. BROWN:

Burial: 23 Apr 1888, St. Alban's cemetery, Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: Retrospect, Sussex Sun, Fred Keller, Brown Family on Lake Five Road were VIPS, page 10, Wednesday, January 4, 2006.)

Emigration: Apr 1845, Left Liverpool, England about Early May, late April; reached Milwaukee, June 8, 1845, at the city's North Pier, then onto to the Town of Lisbon (Source: Waukesha Freeman, Lucretia's Obit, Dec. 18, 1884, and Fred Keller's Retrospect, Brown Family on Lake Five Road were VIPS, page 10, Wednesday, January 4, 2006.)

Residence 1: Bet. 1845 - 1880, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Residence 2: Aft. Nov 1880, Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: Waukesha Freeman, Dec 18, 1884, Lucretia's obit, the couple moved to Waukesha leaving the farm in the charge of sons Robert and William.)

Notes for LUCRETIA WEST:

According to Fred Keller's Retrospect, Brown Family on Lake Five Road were VIPS, page 10, Wednesday, January 4, 2006, Lucretia's home was Somersetshire, England or probably Somerset for short as indicated.

More About LUCRETIA WEST:

Burial: 09 Dec 1885, St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: St. Alban's burial record, Stomach cancer.)

More About ROBERT BROWN and LUCRETIA WEST:

Marriage: 26 Dec 1844, Somerset, England (Source: Waukesha Freeman obit, Fred Keller's Retrospect, Brown Family on Lake Five Road were VIPS, page 10, Wednesday, January 4, 2006, has it as Christmas Day in 1844.)

Children of ROBERT BROWN and LUCRETIA WEST are:

i. HANNAH3 BROWN, b. Abt. 1846, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. 03 Sep 1876 (Source: Waukesha Freeman, Jan. 4, 1877, page 3.); m. R. FEAR.

Notes for HANNAH BROWN:

If Hannah was Robert and Lucretia's daughter then Fred Keller's Retrospect, Brown Family on Lake Five Road were VIPS, page 10, Wednesday, January 4, 2006 is wrong about their first daughter not surviving.

More About R. FEAR:

Residence: 1876, St. Louis, Missouri

3. ii. ROBERT W. BROWN, b. 03 Aug 1848; d. Abt. 17 Mar 1916, At home on old family homestead.

4. iii. WILLIAM W. BROWN, b. Abt. 1852.

iv. ELIZABETH "BESSIE" WEST BROWN, b. 25 Apr 1855, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: Retrospect, Sussex Sun, Fred Keller, Brown Family on Lake Five Road were VIPS, page 10, Wednesday, January 4, 2006.); d. 13 Sep 1934, Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

More About ELIZABETH "BESSIE" WEST BROWN:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Residence 1: Aft. 1884, Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Residence 2: Bef. 1884, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

v. LUCRETIA MARY BROWN, b. 01 Feb 1860 (Source: Retrospect, Sussex Sun, Fred Keller, Brown Family on Lake Five Road were VIPS, page 10, Wednesday, January 4, 2006.); d. Abt. 1927.

Notes for LUCRETIA MARY BROWN:

Fred Keller's Retrospect, Brown Family on Lake Five Road were VIPS, page 10, Wednesday, January 4, 2006, has name as Mary Lucretia.

Generation No. 3

 

3. ROBERT W.3 BROWN (ROBERT M.2, SAMUEL1) was born 03 Aug 1848 (Source: Waukesha Freeman, Mar. 23, 1916.), and died Abt. 17 Mar 1916 in At home on old family homestead. He married (2) MARY "MAC" AGNES TAYLOR (Source: Waukesha Freeman, Lead from her obit, Thursday, Apr. 8, 1926.) 1881. She was born Abt. 1854 in Wisconsin, and died 07 Apr 1926 in Sussex, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Notes for ROBERT W. BROWN:

1850 Census Town of Lisbon lists him as Thomas R. Brown

More About ROBERT W. BROWN:

Name 2: Robert Brown

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Occupation 1: In his prime he was a prosperous farmer and raised stock and owned land in northern Wisconsin, Arkansas, and a 185 acre farm near Sussex. (Source: Waukesha Freeman, March 23, 1916.)

Occupation 2: Early importer of pure-bred cattle. Also pioneered the creamery industry, and hauled his milk to a creamery six miles distant twenty yrs ago. (Source: Waukesha Freeman, March 23, 1916.)

Residence: Mar 1916, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Notes for MARY "MAC" AGNES TAYLOR:

Possible dau. of Charles Taylor, born Dec. 24, 1820 in Hants Co., England; died of apoploxy in Waukesha May 1, 1891. Married Mary Ann Taylor, Apr 11, 1843, and had seven children. See Waukesha Freeman May 9, 1891

Mrs. Mary Agnes Brown, age 72, died at Sussex, Wednesday April 7 (1926), at 8:30 a.m. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Maude Kraetsch, Mrs. Blanche Hardiman, Mrs. Ruth Bartlett, Mrs. Emma Tempero, all of the Town of Lisbon and one brother, George Taylor of Waukesha. the funeral services will be held Saturday, April 10, at 1 p.m., from the residence of Alvin Kraetsch at Sussex to the First Baptist church (Rev. Holland officiating) at Merton with burial at St. Alban's cemetery at Sussex. Waukesha Freeman, April 8, 1926

More About MARY "MAC" AGNES TAYLOR:

Burial: St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Funeral: 10 Apr 1926, Home of Alvin Kraetsch to First Baptist Church, Merton.

Residence: 1920, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin, with dau. Emma, age 33

More About ROBERT BROWN and MARY TAYLOR:

Marriage: 1881

Children of ROBERT BROWN and MARY TAYLOR are:

5. i. BLANCHE CAPSTICK4 BROWN, b. 1885; d. 1956.

ii. MAUDE E. BROWN, m. ALVIN KRAETSCH.

iii. RUTH T. BROWN, m. HARRY BARTLETT.

iv. LUCRETIA BELL BROWN, b. Nov 1882, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. 05 Jan 1883, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

More About LUCRETIA BELL BROWN:

Burial: 07 Jan 1883, St. Alban's Cemetery (God's Acre), Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin (Source: St. Alban's burial record, 9 week old dau. of Robert, died unbaptized.)

6. v. EMMA WEST BROWN, b. Abt. 1887.

4. WILLIAM W.3 BROWN (ROBERT M.2, SAMUEL1) was born Abt. 1852. He married MARY E. PARKHURST, daughter of ? PARKHURST and ?. She was born Abt. 1858 in Missouri.

More About WILLIAM W. BROWN:

Residence: 1934, Merton

Notes for MARY E. PARKHURST:

Mrs. W. W. Brown's 84th birthday abt Feb 5, 1941

More About MARY E. PARKHURST:

Residence: 1880, Living with Robert Brown family as "daughter-in-law", and sister (?) Clara; husband William (?)

Children of WILLIAM BROWN and MARY PARKHURST are:

i. ESTHER4 BROWN, m. ? DOBBERTIN.

More About ESTHER BROWN:

Education: Jun 1915, Stout College, Menomonee (Source: Waukesha Freeman, June 10, 1915.)

Residence: Sep 1934, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

ii. NELLIE B. BROWN, m. ? SMITH.

More About NELLIE B. BROWN:

Residence: Sep 1934, Los Angeles, CA.

Generation No. 4

 

5. BLANCHE CAPSTICK4 BROWN (ROBERT W.3, ROBERT M.2, SAMUEL1) was born 1885 (Source:  , age 31.), and died 1956. She married HARRY STEPHEN HARDIMAN 25 Nov 1914 in At their home, son of STEPHEN HARDIMAN and ANNE ?. He was born 27 Jan 1886 (Source: SSDI), and died Jun 1979 in Pewaukee, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

More About BLANCHE CAPSTICK BROWN:

Burial: 1956, St. Alban's cemetery, Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Membership: Friendship Birthday club

Notes for HARRY STEPHEN HARDIMAN:

Waukesha Freeman Nov 26, 1914 - Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown, Merton, have issued invitations to the marriage of their daughter, Blanche Capstick, and Mr. Harry Stephen Hardiman, on Wednesday evening, November 25th, at 8 o'clock, in their home.

The marriage of Miss Blanche Brown and Harry Hardiman occurred Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown, in the presence of about forty relatives. Rev. Mr. Shawger officiating. The bride wore a handsome dress of white shadow lace over cream messaline with lace and pearl trimmings. Her sister, Miss Ruth Brown, the maid of honor, wore white silk, with lace trimmings. Miss Anna Volkman, Hartland, the bridesmaid, wore a pale pink china silk. George Hardiman, Hartland, brother of the groom, was best man and Harry Bartlett groomsman. Mrs. A. T. Kretsch played the wedding music. A host of friends extend good wishes to the young couple who, after a short wedding trip (Canada), will be at home on the Robert Brown farm after Dec. 15th. Waukesha Freeman, December 10, 1914.

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Merton - On Sunday, December., 4, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hardiman surprised the former's father with a party of relatives, in honor of his 82nd birthday anniversary. The following guests were present: Isaiah Hardiman of Waukesha, brother; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hardiman and two sons, Ralph and Percy; Mr. and Mrs. Milo Hardiman of Sussex; Mr. and Mrs. George Hardiman and children, Ruby and Joyce, of Watertown; Mrs Belle Palin and daughter, Rosalle, and William Smith of Hartland; Harry Hardiman and family made the number twenty. A turkey dinner was served. Instrumental and vocal music made the day pass pleasantly and Mr. Hardiman had the pleasure of entertaining his children and grandchildren on his 82nd birthday. Waukesha Freeman, Dec. 8, 1927.

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Harry Hardiman had 35 chickens stolen the past week by parties near Platt. The thieves took the chickens to Hartford and sold them at a meat market the proprietor of which mistrusted something was wrong and sent for a sheriff. The guilty ones confessed when taken to the home of Mr. Hardiman with the chickens, so all is well with him but the guilty will not fare so well. WF April 14, 1932.

More About HARRY HARDIMAN and BLANCHE BROWN:

Anniversary: Waukesha Freeman Nov. 29, 1939 Their 25th.

Marriage: 25 Nov 1914, At their home

Minister: Rev. Mr. Shawger

Children of BLANCHE BROWN and HARRY HARDIMAN are:

7. i. DORA BLANCHE5 HARDIMAN, b. 11 Jun 1918, Waukesha County; d. 28 Nov 1990, Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin.

ii. NORMAN HARDIMAN.

Notes for NORMAN HARDIMAN:

Pct. Norman Hardiman, son of Mr. and Mrs Harry Hardiman, Merton, called on relatives and friends in this community during his weeks furlough after training at Camp Hood, Texas. He will report to Fort Ord, in the west for further assignment on March 4th. WF Feb 28, 1945; left for army induction abt Oct 25, 1944.

More About NORMAN HARDIMAN:

Military service: Oct 1944, Norman left for induction into army. Waukesha Freeman, Oct 25, 1944

Occupation: Oct 1939, Employed by Oliver Prahl at his Standard Service station on Hwy 74. Vincent White is the attendant at his Pewaukee station.

iii. LESLIE "LESSIE" "LESTER" H. HARDIMAN (Source: Waukesha Freeman, "Lessie" term used Dec 15, 1932.), b. Jan 1920.

Notes for LESLIE "LESSIE" "LESTER" H. HARDIMAN:

Leslie Hardiman attended the national airplane meet at Chicago last week where he exhibited some of his [model?] airplanes.

Waukesha Freeman, July 10, 1940

6. EMMA WEST4 BROWN (ROBERT W.3, ROBERT M.2, SAMUEL1) was born Abt. 1887 (Source:  , age 33.). She married ERNEST RICHARD TEMPERO (Source: Familysearch.org Mormon website.) 26 Jun 1922, son of RICHARD TEMPERO and ADA HEMINGWAY. He was born 19 May 1893 (Source: Familysearch.org Mormon website.), and died 09 Aug 1965.

More About ERNEST RICHARD TEMPERO:

Residence: 1940, Mailing address - R. R. Hartland

More About ERNEST TEMPERO and EMMA BROWN:

Marriage: 26 Jun 1922

Children of EMMA BROWN and ERNEST TEMPERO are:

i. CLINTON C.5 TEMPERO, b. Abt. 1924.

ii. EVA J. TEMPERO, b. Abt. 1926.

iii. WARREN E. TEMPERO, b. Abt. 1929.

iv. THOMAS ROBERT TEMPERO (Source: Waukesha Freeman, Mar. 6., 1940.), b. 01 Mar 1940, Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Generation No. 5

 

7. DORA BLANCHE5 HARDIMAN (BLANCHE CAPSTICK4 BROWN, ROBERT W.3, ROBERT M.2, SAMUEL1) was born 11 Jun 1918 in Waukesha County, and died 28 Nov 1990 in Marinette, Marinette, Wisconsin (Source: Ancestry.com "Carl's Tree 3/23/2002.). She married ROBERT ERLAND OPSAHL (Source: Ancestry.com "Carl's Tree 3/23/2002.) 28 Jun 1939 in Baptist Church, Pewaukee, Waukesha, Wisconsin. He was born 09 Jan 1918.

Notes for DORA BLANCHE HARDIMAN:

Pretty Wedding Held at Church in Pewaukee

The Baptist church of Pewaukee was filled to overflowing Wednesday evening for a wedding unusually beautiful in all its appointments, when Miss Dora Hardiman and Robert Opsahl spoke their nuptial vows. tall baskets of garden flowers were placed in profusion about the church, which was lighted by the soft glow of many lighted candles and the breeze from two huge but quietly-driven electric fans completed the garden atomsphere. Mrs. Alvin Kraetsch, an aunt of the bride, presided at the piano and Ernest Tempero, an uncle, sang "At Dawning" and "I Love You Truly". At the first notes of the wedding march, the ushers came down the aisle and stood at attention. Rev. Maie Ellis, the officiating minister, appeared from the front of the church

and awaited the wedding party. Miss Helen Opsahl, sister of the groom, came slowly down the middle aisle on the arm of Lester Hardiman, brother of the bride. Miss Opsahl's dress was of aqua chiffon, floor length, and she carried an arm bouquet. As they reached their places, Miss Evelyn Bartlett, maid of honor, and Charles Opsahl, best man, preceded the bridal couple.

Miss Bartlett's gown was of peach chiffon and her bouquet of blue and white flowers. The bride entered on the arm of her groom and was lovely in the traditional attire of white chiffon gown and flowing veil, caught from the face with orange blossoms.

The double ring ceremony was used, following the Presbyterian form of service, and the procession left the church to the strains of the wedding march from "Lohengrin". Sixty relatives and the Rev. Maie Ellis were guests at the reception following the ceremony, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hardiman, of Merton. Out-of-town guests were Mrs. D. Opsahl, Mrs. Clara Simon, Mrs. Edward Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Topal, Marinette; Mr. and Mrs. Percy Hardiman, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hardiman, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hardiman, Mr. and Mrs. Milo Hardiman and daughter, Sussex; Mrs. Belle Hardiman and daughter, Rosalie, Hartland; Mr. and Mrs. George Hardiman and daughters, Ruby and Joyce, Watertown; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Kraetsch and family, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Tempero and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bartlett. The spacious Hardiman home was decorated with flowers and streamers of the bridal colors. The numerous gifts were displayed in two upstairs rooms. Mr. and Mrs. Opsahl will spend several weeks at the home of the bride's parents and will locate in early fall near Pewaukee.

Waukesha Freeman, July 5, 1939

More About DORA BLANCHE HARDIMAN:

Residence: Jul 1940, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Opsahl live in North Lake. Waukesha Freeman, July 3, 1940

More About ROBERT OPSAHL and DORA HARDIMAN:

Marriage: 28 Jun 1939, Baptist Church, Pewaukee, Waukesha, Wisconsin

 

Children of DORA HARDIMAN and ROBERT OPSAHL are:

i. LIVING16 OPSAHL.

ii. LIVING2 OPSAHL.

 

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