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Genealogy: Family Histories

Champeny Family    

Compiled and Edited by Michael R. Reilly

Last Revised 05/24/2009

Descendants of William Champeny

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM1 CHAMPENY was born 1781 in Wedmore, Somerset, England, and died Mar 1817. He married ELIZABETH NORMAN 23 Jul 1807 in St. Mary's, Wedmore, Somerset, England.

Notes for WILLIAM CHAMPENY:

Source of William and Elizabeth as parents is the dinotaro tree (Owner: lmdinotaro) on Ancestry.com

More About WILLIAM CHAMPENY and ELIZABETH NORMAN:

Marriage: 23 Jul 1807, St. Mary's, Wedmore, Somerset, England

Children of WILLIAM CHAMPENY and ELIZABETH NORMAN are:

        2. i. CHARLES2 CHAMPENY, b. Abt. 1810, Wedmore, Somerset, England; d. Abt. Mar 1898, Axbridge. v5c, p394, Somerset, England.

        ii. CLEMENT CHAMPENY, b. Abt. 1812, Wedmore, Somerset, England.

        iii. ANN CHAMPENY, b. 1812, Wedmore, Somerset, England; d. Abt. 1875; m. STEPHEN R. CALLOW; b. Abt. 1817, England; d. Bef. 1860.

        More About ANN CHAMPENY:

        Residence: 1860, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin living with John Small family next to brother (?) Wm. Champeny

        iv. WILLIAM CHAMPENY, b. 1814, Wedmore, Somerset, England; d. 29 Jan 1897; m. ELIZABETH ?; b. Abt. 1808, England; d. 28 May 1886, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

        More About WILLIAM CHAMPENY:

        Burial: 01 Feb 1897, St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

        Occupation: 1850, Farmer

        Residence: 1850, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

        More About ELIZABETH ?:

        Burial: 02 Jan 1899, St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

        3. v. EDWARD CHAMPENY, b. 16 Sep 1816, Wedmore, Somerset, England; d. 07 Sep 1891.

         

Generation No. 2

2. CHARLES2 CHAMPENY (WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1810 in Wedmore, Somerset, England, and died Abt. Mar 1898 in Axbridge. v5c, p394, Somerset, England. He married SARAH TYLEY Abt. 1834. She was born Abt. 1810 in Bath, Somerset, England (Source: 1851 England Census, Lists Bath as birthplace.), and died Abt. Sep 1889 in Axbridge. v5c, p302, Somerset, England.

Notes for CHARLES CHAMPENY:

Note: Much of the Charles' family info comes from the Willumsen Family Tree (Owner: thorodin30) on Ancestry.com

More About CHARLES CHAMPENY:

Birth Information: Abt. 1818, 1851 England Census gives age as 33

Occupation: 1841, Farmer

Residence: 1841, Blackford (District 6), Wedmore Parish, Somerset, England

More About SARAH TYLEY:

Birth Information: Abt. 1822, 1851 England Census gives age as 29

More About CHARLES CHAMPENY and SARAH TYLEY:

Marriage: Abt. 1834

Children of CHARLES CHAMPENY and SARAH TYLEY are:

        4. i. WILLIAM N.3 CHAMPENY, b. Abt. 1835, Blackford (District 6), Wedmore Parish, Somerset, England; d. 1871, Iowa.

        ii. GEORGE CHAMPENY, b. Abt. 1837, Blackford (District 6), Wedmore Parish, Somerset, England.

        5. iii. JOSEPH CHAMPENY, b. 02 Oct 1838, Blackford (District 6), Wedmore Parish, Somerset, England; d. Bef. 1920.

        6. iv. EDWARD CHAMPENY, b. Abt. Jun 1841, Blackford (District 6), Wedmore Parish, Somerset, England; d. 1935, LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa.

        v. ELIZABETH CHAMPENY, b. Abt. 1843, Blackford (District 6), Wedmore Parish, Somerset, England.

        vi. ALFRED CHAMPENY, b. Abt. Dec 1844, Blackford (District 6), Wedmore Parish, Somerset, England.

        7. vii. NORMAN T. CHAMPENY, b. Abt. 1846, Blackford (District 6), Wedmore Parish, Somerset, England; d. 1897.

        viii. SARAH JANE CHAMPENY, b. Abt. 1848, Blackford (District 6), Wedmore Parish, Somerset, England.

        ix. ANN CHAMPENY, b. Abt. 1850, Blackford (District 6), Wedmore Parish, Somerset, England.

         

3. EDWARD2 CHAMPENY (WILLIAM1) was born 16 Sep 1816 in Wedmore, Somerset, England, and died 07 Sep 1891. He married ELIZABETH R. MARTIN 28 Apr 1846 in Priddy Wells, Somersetshire, England, daughter of THOMAS MARTIN and MARIA RUSSELL. She was born 12 Jun 1824 in England, and died 28 Dec 1898 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About EDWARD CHAMPENY:

Burial: 12 Sep 1891, St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Occupation 1: 1880, Retailer in groceries and dry goods

Occupation 2: 1850, Farmer

Occupation 3: 1860, Merchant

Occupation 4: 1870, Dry Goods Merchant town of Lisbon/Sussex

Residence 1: 1880, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin one dau. and 4 sons. and wife.

Residence 2: 1850, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Residence 3: 1860, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Residence 4: 1870, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Notes for ELIZABETH R. MARTIN:

In the Portrait and Biographical Record of Waukesha County, Wisconsin (1894) there is a biography of Elizabeth (Russell Martin) Champeny, wife of Edward (with portraits) and their son Tiley M. Champeny. A copy of the book is in the Sussex library

More About ELIZABETH R. MARTIN:

Burial: 02 Jan 1899, St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Sussex, Waukesha, Wisconsin

More About EDWARD CHAMPENY and ELIZABETH MARTIN:

Marriage: 28 Apr 1846, Priddy Wells, Somersetshire, England

Children of EDWARD CHAMPENY and ELIZABETH MARTIN are:

        i. ANNA M.3 CHAMPENY, b. Abt. 1848, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; m. JAMES A. REED, Jan 1897.

        Notes for ANNA M. CHAMPENY:

        James A. Reed has departed with his bride nee Anna Champeny, for their home at St. Louis. Mrs. Edward Champeny, mother of the bride, expects to make her future home with her son, Chas. Champeny of Milwaukee. Waukesha Freeman, February 4, 1897, page 4.

        More About JAMES REED and ANNA CHAMPENY:

        Marriage: Jan 1897

        ii. ALICE CHAMPENY, b. Abt. 1857, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

        Notes for ALICE CHAMPENY:

        Alice is with her family in 1870 but not 1880, married?

        8. iii. TILEY M. CHAMPENY, b. Sep 1859, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

        iv. FRANK G. CHAMPENY, b. Abt. 1863, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

        Notes for FRANK G. CHAMPENY:

        Grocer in Montana?

        9. v. CHARLES C. CHAMPENY, b. Jun 1866, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

        vi. EDWIN "EDDY" C. CHAMPENY, b. Abt. 1869, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; m. ROSE ?.

        More About EDWIN "EDDY" C. CHAMPENY:

        Residence: 1920, Berkeley, Alameda, California

         

Generation No. 3

4. WILLIAM N.3 CHAMPENY (CHARLES2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1835 in Blackford (District 6), Wedmore Parish, Somerset, England, and died 1871 in Iowa. He married MARGARET HANAFIN/HANIFIN Abt. 1860, daughter of ELIZABETH ?. She was born Abt. 1835 in Rochester, New York, and died 04 Apr 1911 in Home of Dau. Mrs J.E. Roets, South Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

More About WILLIAM N. CHAMPENY:

Date born 2: Abt. 1834, Somersetshire, England

Immigration: Abt. 1850

More About MARGARET HANAFIN/HANIFIN:

Burial: St. James Catholic Church Cemetery, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

Emigration: Bet. 1850 - 1860, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Occupation 1: Pioneer teacher in Town

Occupation 2: Bet. 1871 - 1910, Resumed teaching

Occupation 3: 1880, School Teacher

Residence 1: 1910, In fall of 1910 sold homestead in Sussex and moved to South Milwaukee

Residence 2: 1860, Merton, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Residence 3: 1880, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin living with her mother, sisters and her children.

More About WILLIAM CHAMPENY and MARGARET HANAFIN/HANIFIN:

Marriage: Abt. 1860

Children of WILLIAM CHAMPENY and MARGARET HANAFIN/HANIFIN are:

        i. SARAH ELIZABETH4 CHAMPENY, b. Bef. 1862, Merton, Waukesha, Wisconsin; m. MICHAEL JOSEPH DELANEY.

        ii. LILLEY CHAMPENY, b. Abt. 1862, Merton, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

        iii. MARY B. CHAMPENY, b. Abt. 1863, Merton, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. Bef. 1907.

        iv. ROSE M. CHAMPENY, b. Abt. 1866, Merton, Waukesha, Wisconsin; m. J. E. ROETS.

        10. v. GEORGE T. CHAMPENY, b. 12 Mar 1868, Merton, Waukesha, Wisconsin.

         

5. JOSEPH3 CHAMPENY (CHARLES2, WILLIAM1) was born 02 Oct 1838 in Blackford (District 6), Wedmore Parish, Somerset, England, and died Bef. 1920. He married (1) ELIZABETH "MERCY" STEBBINS/STUBBINS. She died 01 Apr 1877 in Marquette County. He married (2) HARRIET "HATTIE" A. SMITH. She was born Abt. 1856 in Wisconsin, and died Bef. 1920.

Notes for JOSEPH CHAMPENY:

In 1900 he's listed as "Champney" in Douglas township, Marquette, Wisconsin.

Champeny FamilySaturday, January 3, 2009 10:27 PM

To: [email protected]

Mike,

Here is a few more details for the Champeny Family. Charles was born 30 Jun 1808 in Blackford, Somerset, England and married Sarah Tyley (1809-1889) 15 March 1831 in Cheddar, Somerset, England. Charles died 04 Feb 1898 and is buried in Blackford, Somerset, England. Ann Champeny married Stephen Ryall Callow on 11 Apr 1844 in Butleigh, Somerset, England and they emigrated with Edward and his wife upon his return in 1844 to Wisconsin after his marriage. Stephen died on 16 May 1858 and Ann died on 16 Sep 1875 and both are buried in St. Alban's Cemetery in Sussex. William Champeny's wife was Elizabeth Greenland and they were married in 1838 in Yeovil, Somerset, England.

Joseph Champeny first wife, Mercy Stubbins, died 01 Apr 1877 and he remarried in 1878(?) to Hattie A. Smith (1853-1941) this marriage record I cannot find anywhere. Joseph died 03 Mar 1915 and is buried next to both wives in Briggsville, Wisconsin.

Edward Champeny, Joseph's brother, married Jane Toogood in 1863 in Somerset, England. I have found the ship record of Jane and the children's arrival but not Edward's. George Champeny, the brother that stayed in England married Sarah Toogood on 14 Nov 1861 in Bristol, England. (I have been emailing with a Toogood in England who has helped me greatly with my research.) Norman Tyley Champeny (1846-1897) married Jane Banwell (1842-1924) 21 Nov 1867 in Somerset, England and arrived in the U.S. on 26 December 1867. They are buried in the Dartford Cemetery in Green Lake, Wisconsin.

Sorry about this disjointed effort, just got back in town and right now I cannot find some of my Briggsville records to check on some dates.

Steve

 

More About JOSEPH CHAMPENY:

Immigration: 1860

Occupation 1: 1870, Miller

Occupation 2: Bet. 22 - 23 May 1880, Miller of flour

Residence 1: 1870, Fort Winnebago, Columbia, Wisconsin

Residence 2: Bet. 22 - 23 May 1880, Briggsville, Marquette, Wisconsin

Residence 3: 1900, Douglas township, Marquette, Wisconsin

Residence 4: 1910, Douglas township, Marquette, Wisconsin

Notes for ELIZABETH "MERCY" STEBBINS/STUBBINS:

The name Elizabeth and Mercy (as a nickname) was found http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~melmouse/bmd03.html

More About ELIZABETH "MERCY" STEBBINS/STUBBINS:

Burial: Briggsville, Marquette, Wisconsin

Notes for HARRIET "HATTIE" A. SMITH:

The 1900 Census lists Harriet "Hattie" as being born now in 1844, rather than 1880 age of 24 or b. in 1856. She is of Irish parents b. in Wisconsin.

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Name "Smith" comes from Pre-1920 Marquette County Wisconsin Births, Contributed by Melissa V. Jackson, SOURCES:

From the Vital Records of Marquette County - Register of Deeds unless otherwise noted. http://www.wiroots.org/wimarquette/birthsmjv.html

 

More About HARRIET "HATTIE" A. SMITH:

Date born 2: Aug 1844, According to 1900 Census

Residence: Bet. 22 - 23 May 1880, Briggsville, Marquette, Wisconsin

Child of JOSEPH CHAMPENY and ELIZABETH STEBBINS/STUBBINS is:

        11. i. CHARLES4 CHAMPENY, b. 30 Nov 1860, Waukesha County, Wisconsin; d. 25 Nov 1949.

Children of JOSEPH CHAMPENY and HARRIET SMITH are:

        ii. GEORGE TYLEY/TYLER4 CHAMPENY, b. 18 Dec 1878, Wisconsin.

        Notes for GEORGE TYLEY/TYLER CHAMPENY:

        Is it Tyley George or George Tyler Champeny?

        iii. MARY JANE CHAMPENY, b. 21 Jun 1881, Marquette Co., Wisconsin.

        iv. LOTTIE A. CHAMPENY, b. Apr 1885.

        v. WILLIAM E. CHAMPENY, b. Nov 1889.

        vi. ERVA M. CHAMPENY, b. Mar 1891.

        vii. CLEMENT NORMAN CHAMPENY, b. Sep 1897; d. 04 Jun 1986, Marquette Co., Wisconsin.

         

6. EDWARD3 CHAMPENY (CHARLES2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. Jun 1841 in Blackford (District 6), Wedmore Parish, Somerset, England, and died 1935 in LeMars, Plymouth, Iowa. He married JANE ?. She was born Abt. Jul 1842, and died 03 Aug 1886 in Preston Twp., Plymouth, Iowa.

Notes for EDWARD CHAMPENY:

Material obtained from:

Paternal Family Tree of Kevin Crenshaw

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=kcrenshaw&id=I9544

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Repository:

Name: Ancestry.com

Title: New York Passenger Lists, 1851-1891

Publication: Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2003

Abbrev: New York Passenger Lists, 1851-1891

Text: Port of Departure: Liverpool, England; Ship Name: City of Cork; Port of Arrival: New York; Microfilm Roll: 298; List Number: 764; Jane Champeny, 24, F, Wife, Great Britain, U.S.; Eliza Champeny, 3, F, Child, Great Britain, U.S.; Ann Champeny, 2, F, Child, Great Britain, U.S.; Walter Champeny, 1, M, Inft, Great Britain, U.S.

Date: 20 JUL 1868

Quality: 3

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Ch_mpony, Edward, age 93. Died 1935. City Cem., LeMars, Lot 9.

, Jane, age 44. Died 1886. City Cem., LeMars, Lot 9.

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Sources:

Repository:

Name: Ancestry.com

Title: 1900 US Census

Abbrev: 1900 US Census

Page: Iowa, Plymouth Co., Garfield, Dist 104, p. 95A

Text: Dwelling 183, Family 186; Champeny Edward, Head, White, Male, b. Apr 1841, Age 59, Widowed, b. England, Father b. England, Mother b. England, Immigrated 1867, 33 Years in US, Na[turalized], Farmer, Reads, Writes, Speaks English, Owns Home, Mortgaged, Farm, Farm schedule number 22; [Champeny] Walter, Son, W, M, Apr 1868, 32, S, England, England, England, 1868, 32, Na, Farmer, Reads, Writes, Speaks English; Will, Son, W, M, Apr 1872, 28, S, Iowa, England, England, Farmer, Reads, Writes, Speaks English; Minne, Daughter, W, F, May 1877, 23, S, Iowa, England, England, Reads, Writes, Speaks English; Daisy, Daughter, W, F, Jan 1879, 21, S, Iowa, England, England, Reads, Writes, Speaks English.

Date: 9 JUN 1900

Quality: 1

Title: 1880 US Census Online

Abbrev: 1880 US Census Online

Page: Iowa, Cherokee Co., Diamond, Dist. 54, p. 79A

Note: Indexed as CHAMPING, but examination of the original shows that the name is actually CHAMPENY.

Text: Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace

Edward CHAMPENY Self M Male W 38 ENGLAND Farmer ENGLAND ENGLAND

Jane CHAMPENY Wife M Female W 37 ENGLAND Keeping House ENGLAND ENGLAND

Elizabeth CHAMPENY Dau S Female W 15 ENGLAND Attends School ENGLAND ENGLAND

Annie CHAMPENY Dau S Female W 14 ENGLAND Attends School ENGLAND ENGLAND

Walter CHAMPENY Son S Male W 12 ENGLAND Attends School ENGLAND ENGLAND

Sarah CHAMPENY Dau S Female W 10 WI Attends School ENGLAND ENGLAND

Willie CHAMPENY Son S Male W 8 IA ENGLAND ENGLAND

Minnie CHAMPENY Dau S Female W 4 IA ENGLAND ENGLAND

Daisy CHAMPENY Dau S Female W 2 IA ENGLAND ENGLAND

Source Information:

Census Place Diamond, Cherokee, Iowa

Family History Library Film 1254332

NA Film Number T9-0332

Page Number 79A

Date: 12/23/24 Jun 1880

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!900 Census has Edward arriving in 1867 and his son Walter in 1868. Did he come a year earlier then go back for his wife and family in 1868?

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In 1910, Edward is living in South Dakota with his daughter, and her son Herbert. But he is Head of Household. Did Minnie marry a Herbert Billings, and did he die before 1910?

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Iowa Cemetery Records

Name: Edward Champeny

Death Date: 1935

Page #: 17

Cemetery: City

Town: LeMars

Relative: 93

Level Info: Grave Records of Plymouth County, Iowa

 

 

More About EDWARD CHAMPENY:

Immigration: 20 Jul 1868, Liverpool to New York onboard the "City of Cork"

Residence 1: 1900, Garfield, Plymouth, Iowa

Residence 2: 1880, Garfield, Plymouth, Iowa

Residence 3: 1910, Gaughen, Gregory, South Dakota

Notes for JANE ?:

Iowa Cemetery Records

Name: Jane Champeny

Death Date: 1886

Page #: 17

Cemetery: City

Town: LeMars

Relative: 44

Level Info: Grave Records of Plymouth County, Iowa

Children of EDWARD CHAMPENY and JANE ? are:

        i. ELIZABETH4 CHAMPENY, b. Mar 1865, England; m. DAVID F. BILLINGS, 12 Dec 1885, Plymouth, Iowa.

        Notes for ELIZABETH CHAMPENY:

        Elizabeth's last name apparently Champeny per 1910 census for Daniel F. Billings Lyon, Iowa; 1910 Census for Herbert, living with maternal Grandfather Edward Champeny (age 69 in 1910) in South Dakota; http://www.rootsweb.com/~iaplymou/citycem.html has Elizabeth Billings, right age (Billings, Elizabeth, 40 yrs., d. 1905), and Edward Champeny, right age (Champeny, Edward, 93 yrs., d. 1935); IGI records extraction for marriage.

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        Repository:

        Name: Ancestry.com

        Title: 1910 US Census

        Abbrev: 1910 US Census

        Page: South Dakota, Gregory Co., Gaughen Pct., Dist. 30, p. 12B

        Text: Champeny Edward, Male, White, Age 69, Widowed, b. England, Father b. England, Mother b. England, Immigrated 1867, Naturalized, Speaks English, Retired farmer, Reads, Writes, Owns Home, Mortgaged, Farm, Farm Schedule Number 106; [Champeny] Minnie, F, W, 33, S, Mother of 0 children, 0 Living, Iowa, England, England, English, None [Profession], Reads, Writes; Billings Herbert, Grandson, M, W, 7, S, Iowa, Iowa, England, None [Profession], Attended school.

        Date: 20 MAY 1910

        Quality: 1

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        Repository:

        Name: Ancestry.com

        Title: 1870 US Census

        Abbrev: 1870 US Census

        Page: Wisconsin, Green Lake Co., Brooklyn, p 368A-B

        Text: Dwelling 199, Family 200; Champeny Edward, 29. M, W, Farmer, $2800, $500, England, Father of Foreign Birth, Mother of Foreign Birth; [Champeny] Jane, 28, F, W, Keeps House, England, Father of Foreign Birth, Mother of Foreign Birth; [Champeny] Elizabeth, 5, F, W, England, Father of Foreign Birth, Mother of Foreign Birth; Champeny Annie, 3, F, W, England, Father of Foreign Birth, Mother of Foreign Birth; [Champeny] Walter, 2, M, W, England, Father of Foreign Birth, Mother of Foreign Birth; [Champeny] Infant, 2/12, F, W, Wisconsin, Father of Foreign Birth, Mother of Foreign Birth, b. Apr.

        Date: 26 JUL 1870

         

         

        More About DAVID BILLINGS and ELIZABETH CHAMPENY:

        Marriage: 12 Dec 1885, Plymouth, Iowa

        ii. ANNIE CHAMPENY, b. 1866, England.

        12. iii. WALTER CHAMPENY, b. Apr 1868, England.

        iv. SARA TYLEY CHAMPENY, b. 01 Apr 1870, Portage, Columbia, Wisconsin; d. 27 Aug 1950; m. EDWARD EUGENE BRIDE, 02 Jan 1895; b. 02 Aug 1870, Platteville, Wisconsin.

        Notes for EDWARD EUGENE BRIDE:

        Lemars Semi Weekly Sentinel (Le Mars, Iowa) January 15, 1952, page 3 of 4.

        E. Bride, 81, Resident of Plymouth County 62 Years, Dies

        Kingsley. Edward E. Bride, sr. 81, a resident of Plymouth county 62 years, died Sunday at his home eight miles northeast of here after a three-year illness.

        Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Congregational church. Rev. Paul P. Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in the Kingsley cemetery.

        Mr. Bride was born August 2, 1870 at Platteville, Wis. He married Sara Champeny January 2, 1895. She died in 1950. He farmed near here nearly 50 years. For seven years he operated an early day livery stable at Remsen.

        Survivors are two sons. Lee and Edward E. Bride, jr., and a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Johnson, all of Remsen; three brothers, James of Souix City, John of Yankton, S. D.., and Walter of Moville, six sisters, Mrs. William Clouse, Mrs. Walter Lage and Mrs. John Timmons, all of Kingsley, Mrs. Thomas Murphy of Seattle, Mrs. John Hall of Brookings, Ore., and Mrs. Addie Matlock, Melville, SAsk., Canada, and eight grandchildren.

        More About EDWARD BRIDE and SARA CHAMPENY:

        Marriage: 02 Jan 1895

        v. WILLIAM "WILL" CHAMPENY, b. Apr 1872, Cherokee, Iowa; d. 19 May 1937, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa.

        More About WILLIAM "WILL" CHAMPENY:

        Burial: Graceland Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa

        13. vi. MINNIE CHAMPENY, b. May 1877, Cherokee, Iowa; d. 1943.

        vii. DAISY CHAMPENY, b. Jan 1879, Cherokee, Iowa.

         

7. NORMAN T.3 CHAMPENY (CHARLES2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1846 in Blackford (District 6), Wedmore Parish, Somerset, England, and died 1897. He married JANE ?. She was born Abt. 1844 in England.

More About NORMAN T. CHAMPENY:

Residence: 1880, Brooklyn, Green Lake, Wisconsin

More About JANE ?:

Residence: 1920, Living with daughter Alice E. in Green Lake, Green Lake, Wisconsin

Children of NORMAN CHAMPENY and JANE ? are:

        14. i. ALICE E.4 CHAMPENY, b. Abt. 1870, Wisconsin.

        ii. ROSE J. CHAMPENY, b. Abt. 1873, Wisconsin.

        iii. ERNEST WILLIAM CHAMPENY, b. Abt. 1876, Wisconsin.

        iv. EDGAR T. CHAMPENY, b. 13 Jan 1879, Green Lake Co., Wisconsin; d. Abt. Feb 1950; m. STELLA ?; b. Abt. 1885, Ohio; d. 19 Aug 1965, Wauwatosa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

        Notes for EDGAR T. CHAMPENY:

        Waukesha Daily Freeman, February 8, 1950, page 9 of 12.

        Mr. amd Mrs. Elmer Cradler (of Hartland) attended the funeral of a cousin, Edgar Tiley Champeny, in Milwaukee last week.

         

8. TILEY M.3 CHAMPENY (EDWARD2, WILLIAM1) was born Sep 1859 in Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin. He married LAURA ?. She was born Mar 1864 in Wisconsin.

Notes for TILEY M. CHAMPENY:

T. M. Champeny has started a commission store in Milwaukee in connection with the creamery here, which is managed by M. T. Pendergast. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, August 27, 1896, page 5.

More About TILEY M. CHAMPENY:

Residence: 1900, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Children of TILEY CHAMPENY and LAURA ? are:

        i. TALBERT E.4 CHAMPENY, b. Aug 1890, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. Mar 1946, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

        Notes for TALBERT E. CHAMPENY:

        Mrs. Laura Champeny, Hartland, has received word from her son, Talbert E. Champeny, that he has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the Motor Transport corps. Lieut. Champeny enlisted as a private in July in special mechanical work and was sent to Lewis institute, Chicago. On Sept. 12 he was selected from five hundred men to go to the chemical warfare service at Washington, D.C. He received his commission last week and will now be stationed at Jacksonville, Fla. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, November 7, 1918, page 8.

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        Waukesha Daily Freeman, Wisconsin, March 28, 1946: page 4 of 14 - Talbert Champeny aged 55 years, of Milwaukee, was buried in St. Albin's church cemetery here following funeral services in Milwaukee Saturday afternoon. He is survived by his wife, his mother, Mrs. T. M. Champeny, Hartland, and a sister, Miss Bernice Champeny, also of Hartland. His father passed away several years ago. Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Champeny lived in Sussex several years in their early married life, and their children spent their early years here. Both Mr. Champeny and his sister were born in Sussex. Mr. Champeny was a veteran of World War I.

        More About TALBERT E. CHAMPENY:

        Residence: 1900, town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin

        ii. BERNICE JACQUELINE CHAMPENY, b. Sep 1893, Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. Aft. Mar 1946; m. ELMER ROCHESTER CRADLER.

        Notes for BERNICE JACQUELINE CHAMPENY:

        Waukesha Daily Freeman, April 7, 1948, page 8 of 10.

        Miss Bernice Champeny is convalescing at her home after spending ten days at St. Mary's hospital, Watertown.

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        Waukesha Daily Freeman, January 5, 1949, page 5 of 10.

        Marriage Licence listed

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        Waukesha Daily Freeman, January 12, 1949, page 9 of 10

        Miss Champeny Becomes Bride

        Sussex - The marriage of Miss Bernice Jacqueline Champeny of Hartland and Elmer Rochester Cradler, Milwaukee, was solemnized before a group of immediate relatives and a few friends in St. Alban's Episcopal church in Sussex, at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The Rev. Victor Bolle of Grace Episcopal church of Hartland, assisted by the Rev. Charles Parmiter of St, Alban's church, performed the single ring ceremony.

        The bride wore a suit of gray gabardine with pearl and pink accessories. Flowers added simplicity and beauty to the setting.

        A wedding dinner followed at the Majectic hotel in Oconomowoc.

        The couple will be at home to their friends at the Evergreens after March 15.

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        Waukesha Daily Freeman, November 24, 1953, page 9 of 13.

        Hartland Cousin Visits General

        Hartland - (Special)- Mrs. Bernice Cradler of Hartland and her husband recently visted a much decorated cousin, Brigadier General Arthur S. Champeny, who, with his wife, retired to Oxford, Kansas after 35 years of army life.

        General Champeny is a native of Wisconsin, having been born at Briggsville, and has made many visits back home to his friends and relatives, the Tiley M. Champeny family at Hartland, and the Champenys at Briggsville.

        Mrs. Cradler, the former Bernice Champeny, recalls that in conversation with the general she learned that he was asked to replace General Dean in Korea after Dean disappeared as a prisoner of war. However, General Champeny was not in Korea at the time to replace him.

        Brigadier General Champeny officially retired July 31 and shortly before was honored at Camp Roberts, Calif., for his military achievement. He was presented with a testimonial scroll after a review of 10,000 men in his honor.

        The brigadier general was assistant division commander, 7th Armored Division, and a highly decorated vertan of three wars. His honors include three distinguished service crosses, five purple hearts, two French Croix de Guerre, the French Legion of Honor, and the Italian bronze medal of valor.

        According to the Oxford Register of Aug. 6, which lists the general's entire military history, General Champeny organized the present Korean Army and Navy in 1946 signing the original commissions for its officers. He was the Seoul area commander in Oct. 1950 and remained in Korea in various advisory groups until 1951.

        More About BERNICE JACQUELINE CHAMPENY:

        Residence: 1900, Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin with parents and brother

         

9. CHARLES C.3 CHAMPENY (EDWARD2, WILLIAM1) was born Jun 1866 in Town of Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin. He married EMMA LOVE, daughter of WILLIAM LOVE and ESTHER ?. She was born Oct 1873 in Missouri.

Notes for CHARLES C. CHAMPENY:

Chas. Champeny has again taken up his residence here, and in a short time will move to Milwaukee to assist in the commission store, having gone into partnership with his brother, T. W. Champeny in the creamery business. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, October 29, 1896, page 4.

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Waukesha Daily Freeman, February 13, 1952, page 4 of 24

Dairy Products Important Role

(Ed. Note: This is the seventh in a series of articles tracing the the early history of Merton township. The articles taken from a paper presented to the Waukesha county historical society by William Kuntz).

Following the establishment of the early cheese factory by Edward Fuller, a man by the name of Percy Suchard built a creamery on the banks of the Bark River just west of the Merton flour mill. This brought about a small development of dairy activity/ Suchard later sold out to Charles Champeny, who established a chain of creameries throughout the townships of Merton and Lisbon and portions of Washington and Dodge counties.

Later, the creamery was sold to Winkler brothers, John and Robert, who...

More About CHARLES C. CHAMPENY:

Residence: 1900, Milwaukee Ward 18, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Notes for EMMA LOVE:

In June 1900 Emma and her son Clement are with her parents in Wilber, Saline, Nebraska

Child of CHARLES CHAMPENY and EMMA LOVE is:

        i. CLEMENT L.4 CHAMPENY, b. May 1898, Nebraska.

         

Generation No. 4

10. GEORGE T.4 CHAMPENY (WILLIAM N.3, CHARLES2, WILLIAM1) was born 12 Mar 1868 in Merton, Waukesha, Wisconsin. He married ISABELLE L. HICKEY 24 Jul 1894.

Notes for GEORGE T. CHAMPENY:

George T. Champeny is a native of Delafield, Waukesha county and was born March 12, 1868. His father, William N. Champeny, was born in England and came to the United States about 1850. He was a miller by trade, and always followed that vocation -- most of the time in Waukesha county -- but died in Iowa, in 1871, to which state he had moved the previous year. The mother, whose maiden name was Margaret T. Hanafin, was a native of New York state and is still living, making her home on the farm in Lisbon township. She began teaching in the public schools in 1850 and continuing until 1880, with the exception of the decade from 1861 to 1871. There were four children in the family -- three daughters and one son. The oldest is now Mrs. M. J. Delaney, and the third is Mrs. John E. Roets of South Milwaukee. Mary, the second daughter, is deceased, and George T. is the youngest of the family. All are natives of Waukesha county except Mary, who was born in Dodge county, and all received their primary education in the local schools. George was a student in Carroll college, in Waukesha, for a time, then spent two years at the Whitewater Normal School, and followed the profession of teaching for thirteen years, in Milwaukee county, and the city of Milwaukee. In 1901 Mr. Champeny began farming in the town of Lisbon, on the old homestead, which is run chiefly as a dairy farm, there being a herd of 12 cows on the place on an average. He belongs to the Democratic party and to the St. James Catholic church. His marriage occurred on July 24, 1894, to MIss Isabelle L. Hickey, who was born and reared in Cedarburg, Ozaukee county, Wis. Five children have been born to the marriage, viz. Norman W., John (deceased), Arol, Allen (deceased), and Margaret R., all born in Milwaukee except Allen, whose birth-place is Lisbon township.

Source: Memoirs of Waukesha County, 1907, page 394.

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Note: The same book contains a short Bio of Michael Joseph Delaney, who is the husband of Sarah Elizabeth Champeny (an older sister of George T.).

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Re: SLAHS website update: Champeny Family (email) Saturday, December 20, 2008 11:31 PM

Mike,

I have attached the short Bio article of George T. Champeny from the 1907 Memoirs of Waukesha County. The same book contains a short Bio of Michael Joseph Delaney, who is the husband of Sarah Elizabeth Champeny (an older sister of George T.). Also, in the Portrait and Biographical Record of Waukesha County, Wisconsin (1894) there is a biography of Elizabeth (Russell Martin) Champeny, wife of Edward (with portraits) and their son Tiley M. Champeny. A copy of the book is in the Sussex library.

You need to be careful with the use of the other Champeny trees online. I have found them to have significant errors in some instances. William Champeny's wife was Elizabeth Norman (not Lotman). They were married 23 Jul 1807 at St. Mary's, Wedmore, Somerset. William died in Mar of 1817 and Elizabeth remarried a George Tucker in 1818.

Arthur Seymour Champeny was quite a military man. He served in WWI, WWII and Korea. In each of these wars he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and earned a Purple Heart.

As far as 'Mercy' goes, the English census and her marriage record to Joseph Champeny has her name as Mercy Stubbins, but upon her death, Charles, their son gives her maiden name as Stebbins. Her head stone lists Elizabeth 'Mercy' Champeny. So it may be correct that Elizabeth was her given name. Mercy died 01 Apr 1877 in Marquette County and is buried in Briggsville.

When I have more time I will read through your Champeny Family posting and fill in some of the blanks and also make a few corrections.

Steve

More About GEORGE CHAMPENY and ISABELLE HICKEY:

Marriage: 24 Jul 1894

Children of GEORGE CHAMPENY and ISABELLE HICKEY are:

        i. NORMAN W.5 CHAMPENY, b. Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

        ii. JOHN CHAMPENY, b. Milwaukee County, Wisconsin; d. Bef. 1907.

        iii. AROL CHAMPENY, b. Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

        iv. ALLEN CHAMPENY, b. Lisbon, Waukesha, Wisconsin; d. Bef. 1907.

        v. MARGARET R. CHAMPENY, b. Milwaukee County, Wisconsin.

         

11. CHARLES4 CHAMPENY (JOSEPH3, CHARLES2, WILLIAM1) was born 30 Nov 1860 in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, and died 25 Nov 1949. He married CATHERINE "KATIE" ELIZABETH HEBERLEIN 07 Sep 1887 in Marquette Co., Wisconsin, daughter of JACOB HEBERLEIN and ANNA BREMSER. She was born 16 May 1861 in Barton, Washington, Wisconsin, and died 20 Aug 1959 in Oxford, Marquette, Wisconsin.

Notes for CHARLES CHAMPENY:

Birth source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~melmouse/bmd03.html

 

More About CHARLES CHAMPENY:

Date born 2: Nov 1860, Wisconsin

Occupation 1: Bet. 22 - 23 May 1880, Works in mill

Occupation 2: 05 May 1910, Flour miller

Residence 1: 1900, Douglas, Marquette, Wisconsin

Residence 2: Bet. 22 - 23 May 1880, Briggsville, Marquette, Wisconsin

Residence 3: 1910, Lyons Ward 4, Rice, Kansas

More About CHARLES CHAMPENY and CATHERINE HEBERLEIN:

Marriage: 07 Sep 1887, Marquette Co., Wisconsin

Children of CHARLES CHAMPENY and CATHERINE HEBERLEIN are:

        i. ELINA M.5 CHAMPENY, b. 27 May 1889, Marquette Co., Wisconsin.

        ii. ARTHUR SEYMOUR CHAMPENY, b. Aug 1893, Marquette Co., Wisconsin.

        Notes for ARTHUR SEYMOUR CHAMPENY:

        Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan, Wisconsin) July 14, 1950, page 12 of 20.

        Boston - (AP) - Col. Arthur S. Champeny, former deputy military governor of Korea and a native of Briggsville, (Marquette county) Wis., Thursday received "rush" orders to report for west coast embarkation to Japan.

        Col. Champeny served in Korea from October, 1945, to December, 1947. He was director of national defense there and organized the Korean constabulary and the Korean coast guard, which now constitute the Korean army and navy.

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        Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan, Wisconsin) June 16, 1951, page 12 of 18

        Wisconsin Army Officer Advanced to Brig. General

        Washington - (UP) - The Senate armed services committee today approved nomination of Col. Arthur Seymour Champeny, Briggsville, Wis., one of the army's most decorated officers, for promotion to brigadier general.

        Champeny has been awarded the army's Distinguished Service Cross three times - for action in World Wars I and II, and for duty in Korea. He holds four Purple Heart awards for three wounds suffered in 1944, and for a wound in the Korean fighting. He also wears two Bronze Stars and two Legion of Merit medals, a silver Star and an Oak Leaf Cluster for valor.

        Champeny served as a regimental commander and assistant division commander in Korea.

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        Arthur b. Aug 1893, d. April, 1979 in Wellington, Sumner, Kansas Source: SSDI

        New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 > 1930 > May > 13 > Stuttgart (Ship) Arthur arrives in New York from Ireland. On the ship's manifest it lists his birthday as August 13, 1893. His wife Marjorie is 34, b. Wichita, Kansas, November 22, 1896, with theeir son John Charles, age 6 mos (?), b. in Tiensin, China, Sept 14, 1929.

         

        iii. HARRY J. CHAMPENY, b. 09 Nov 1895, Marquette Co., Wisconsin.

        iv. FRANCIS M. CHAMPENY, b. 14 Jan 1898, Marquette Co., Wisconsin.

        v. ANNA KATHERINE CHAMPENY, b. 10 Feb 1901, Marquette Co., Wisconsin.

         

12. WALTER4 CHAMPENY (EDWARD3, CHARLES2, WILLIAM1) was born Apr 1868 in England. He married HARRIET ?. She was born 1877 in Iowa.

More About WALTER CHAMPENY:

Residence: 1920, Sioux City Precinct 15, Woodbury, Iowa

Children of WALTER CHAMPENY and HARRIET ? are:

        i. CHARLOT5 CHAMPENY, b. 1911, Iowa.

        ii. VIOLA CHAMPENY, b. 1914, Iowa.

         

13. MINNIE4 CHAMPENY (EDWARD3, CHARLES2, WILLIAM1) was born May 1877 in Cherokee, Iowa, and died 1943. She married ? BILLINGS. He died Bef. 1910.

Child of MINNIE CHAMPENY and ? BILLINGS is:

        i. HERBERT5 BILLINGS, b. Abt. 1903, Iowa.

         

14. ALICE E.4 CHAMPENY (NORMAN T.3, CHARLES2, WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1870 in Wisconsin. She married RALPH E. BROWN. He was born Abt. 1867 in Wisconsin.

More About ALICE E. CHAMPENY:

Residence: 1920, Green Lake, Green Lake, Wisconsin

Children of ALICE CHAMPENY and RALPH BROWN are:

        i. VIRGINIA5 BROWN, b. Abt. 1903, Wisconsin.

        ii. ERVA G. BROWN, b. Abt. 1910, Wisconsin.


Edward Champeny

Photo courtesy of Charmaine Becker

Elizabeth Champeny

Photo courtesy of Charmaine Becker

James A. Reed has departed with his bride nee Anna Champeny, for their home at St. Louis. Mrs. Edward Champeny, mother of the bride, expects to make her future home with her son, Chas. Champeny of Milwaukee. Waukesha Freeman, February 4, 1897, page 4.



T. M. Champeny has started a commission store in Milwaukee in connection with the creamery here, which is managed by M. T. Pendergast. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, August 27, 1896, page 5.

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Chas. Champeny has again taken up his residence here, and ina short time will move to Milwaukee to assist in the commission store, having gone into partnership with his brother, T. W. Champeny in the creamery business. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, October 29, 1896, page 4.

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Charles Daniels of Milwaukee has rented the Champeny creamery and took possession last week. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, April 10, 1902, page 5.

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Mrs. Thomas Brown has moved into one of the Champeny houses at Sussex corners. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, October 24, 1912, page 5.

The American Society of Equity has sold enough creamery stock to start business. They will either buy the Champeny plant or build a new one. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, January 2, 1913, page 5.
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The Lisbon Co-operative Creamery company has purchased the J. C. Champeny creamery in Sussex. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, February 13, 1913, page 5.
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Frank Brown, who has been doing the teaming for C. C. Champeny in the creamery business, has entered into contract with the new management and will continue on the cream routes. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, March 6, 1913, page 5.
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Bertsel Davidson has moved his furniture into the old Champeny house. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, February 24, 1916
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Mrs. Laura Champeny, Hartland, has received word from her son, Talbert E. Champeny, that he has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the Motor Transport corps. Lieut. Champeny enlisted as a private in July in special mechanical work and was sent to Lewis institute, Chicago. On Sept. 12 he was selected from five hundred men to go to the chemical warfare service at Washington, D.C. He received his commission last week and will now be stationed at Jacksonville, Fla. Waukesha Freeman, Thursday, November 7, 1918, page 8.
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Tyler Champeny is quite seriously ill at his home in Hartland. the Champeny family are former residents of this village. Waukesha Freeman, Wednesday Evening, December 1, 1937.
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Mrs. Chester Lingelbach received word of the death in California, about ten days ago, of Mrs. Roy Owen of Decatur, Ill. The remains were brought back to Decatur, where the funeral was held last Tuesday. She was about sixty years of age. Besides her husband, she is survived by several children and grandchildren. The Owen family moved to Sussex from Waukesha many years ago, and spent several years as residents of this village, moving back to Decatur, their original home, a few years ago. While in Sussex they purchased what was known as the old Champeny Creamery property into a dwelling house. The home is now owned by the Frederick Fuchs family. Waukesha Freeman, Wednesday, August 22, 1945

 

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