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2/10/2013 smithji67890@yahoo.com cc: Oak Woods Cemetery, Cook County Genealogy; Allegan, Kent and Berrien Counties, MI

Descendants of Joseph Elson

Generation No. 1

1. JOSEPH1 ELSON (JOHNA) was born 12 Jul 1822 in Warwick, England, and died 01 Jan 1885 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Oak Woods Cemetery. He was the son of John Elson, Jr. and Sarah Berry. He married ELIZABETH LUSK Abt. 1847, daughter of ? LUSK and ?. She was born 27 Jul 1826 in New York, and died 23 Feb 1904 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Oak Woods Cemetery.

Notes for JOSEPH ELSON:

Home in 1850: Milwaukee Ward 4, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Family Number: 1391

Joseph Elson 28

Elizabeth Elson 24

Sylvester Elson 3

James Andrew Elson 0

Austin Bond 18

name: Joseph Elson

death date: 09 Jan 1885

death place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois

gender: Male

race (standardized):White

death age: 62y

estimated birth year:1823

birthplace: England

occupation: Brick Layer

cemetery: Oakwood; burial place: Chicago, Ill.

Joseph Elson

Birth: Jul. 12, 1822 Warwick, Warwickshire, England

Death: unknown Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA

Son of John Elson Jr. & Sarah Berry married abt 1847, Elizabeth Lusk.

Spouse:

Elizabeth Lusk Elson (1826 - 1904)

Children:

Sylvester Elson (1847 - 1904)*

William H Elson (1860 - 1882)*

Charles Andrew Elson (1864 - 1926)*

Note: DIED 1880-1900

Burial: Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA

APPEARS TO BE UNRELATED, BUT ALSO BURIED IN OAK WOODS

POW from Confederacy

John Elson

Birth: unknown Death: unknown (12/28/1863)

Inscription: B 62 N.C.

Note: Confederate Mound

Burial: Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA

NC STATEWIDE - MILITARY - POW Deaths, 62nd NC Inf Reg, CSA

Deaths of Prisoners of War from the 62nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment,

Confederate States of America

Camp Douglas Prisoner of War Camp - Chicago, Illinois

The 62nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment was surrendered by their commanding officer on 10 September 1863 at Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, after which 442 soldiers of that regiment were transferred to Camp Douglas. Forty-four percent of them would die there on Union soil. Their bodies were placed in a mass grave known as The Confederate Mound.

The following roster of those who gave The Last Full Measure in service of the country, is submitted by Marshall Styles marshallstyles@yahoo.com /mstyles1947@yahoo.com, in honor of those who never came home.

SOLDIER'S NAME DATE DIED RANK CO. COUNTY

Elson, John 1863.12.28 Private B Clay County

Notes for ELIZABETH LUSK:

COULD THIS BE ELIZABETH, SISTER OF THOMAS A. LUSK? WHO ARE PARENTS???

Home in 1850: Milwaukee Ward 4, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Family Number: 1391

Joseph Elson 28

Elizabeth Elson 24

Sylvester Elson 3

James Andrew Elson 0

Austin Bond 18

Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925

Name: E Elson

Birth Year: abt 1827 Birth Place: New York Gender: Female

Marital Status: Married (MARRIED BY 1847; S. Elson bc1847)

Census Date: 1856 Residence State: Iowa Residence County: Linn Locality: Rapids

Roll: IA_59 Line: 2 Family Number: 284

Josep Elson 52

E Elson 29

S Elson 9

J A Elson 7

Home in 1860: Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa

Joseph Elson 38

Elizabeth Elson 32 NY

Sylvester Elson 12

James Elson 10

Lester Elson 6

Joe Elson 2

Home in 1870: Cedar Rapids Ward 3, Linn, Iowa

Joseph Elson 46

Elizabeth Elson 43

Sylvester Elson 23

James A Elson 21

Lester C Elson 14

Joseph Elson 12

Wm Elson 10

Chas Elson 6

Home in 1880: Chicago, Cook, Illinois

Joseph Elson 56

Elizabeth Elson 53 NY/VT/NY

Lester Elson 24

Willie Elson 19

plus numerous boarders

Elizabeth Lusk Elson

Birth: Jul. 27, 1826 New York, USA

Death: Feb. 23, 1904 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA

Married Joseph Elson.

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Chicago Tribune, 25 Feb 1904, p. 11

Elson - Elizabeth, Tuesday, Feb. 23, aged 78 years. Funeral from late residence, 5335 Prairie Ave, Thursday at 2 p.m. to Oakwoods [Oak Woods].

Spouse:

Joseph Elson (1822 - ____)*

Children:

Sylvester Elson (1847 - 1904)*

William H Elson (1860 - 1882)*

Charles Andrew Elson (1864 - 1926)*

Burial: Oak Woods Cemetery Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA

Name: Elizabeth Elson[Elizabeth U]

Birth Date: abt 1827 Birth Place: New York

Death Date: 23 Feb 1904 Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois

Burial Date: 25 Feb 1904 Burial Place: Oakwood

Death Age: 77 Race: White Marital Status: Widowed Gender: Female

Father Name: U Father Birth Place: U

Mother Name: U Mother Birth Place: U

FHL Film Number: 1239701

Children of JOSEPH ELSON and ELIZABETH LUSK are:

i. SYLVESTER2 ELSON, b. 1847, Wisconsin; d. 24 Jun 1904, Danville National Cemetery, Vermilion County, Illinois; m. EMMA A. JOHNSON, 19 Jul 1879, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

Notes for SYLVESTER ELSON:

Sylvester Elson

Birth: 1847 Wisconsin, USA

Death: Jun. 24, 1904 Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois

Son of Joseph & Elizabeth (Lusk) Elson married, Jul 19, 1879, Chicago, Cook Co, IL, Emma A Johnson.

Parents:

Joseph Elson (1822 - ____)

Elizabeth Lusk Elson (1826 - 1904)

Burial: Danville National Cemetery, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, USA

Plot: 2, 381 R-7

Maintained by: Emma (Shrum) Butler Duke

Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...

Record added: Mar 03, 2000

Find A Grave Memorial# 2564936

ii. JAMES A. ELSON, b. 1849, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

iii. LESTER C. ELSON, b. 1856.

2. iv. JOSEPH ELSON, b. Oct 1860, Iowa; d. Bet. 1930 - 1940, Michigan.

v. WILLIAM H. ELSON, b. 12 Dec 1860, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; d. Feb 1882, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; Oak Woods Cemetery.

Notes for WILLIAM H. ELSON:

William H "Willie" Elson

Birth: Dec. 12, 1860 Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, USA

Death: Feb. 22, 1882 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA

WILLIAM "WILLIE" H ELSON

12 Dec 1860 22 Feb 1882

Son of: Joseph & Elizabeth Elson

Obt: Chicago Tribune, 26 Feb 1882, p. 8

Elson Willie H, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Elson, killed by the cars at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, aged 21 years 2 months and 10 days.

Funeral at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning, Feb. 28, from the residence of his parents, 7 Twenty-sixth St to Oakwoods cemetery. Cedar Rapids (ls.) papers please copy.

Parents:

Joseph Elson (1822 - ____)

Elizabeth Lusk Elson (1826 - 1904)

Burial: Oak Woods Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA

vi. CHARLES ANDREW ELSON, b. 1864, Iowa; d. 1926, 1926 Saint Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan; Lakeshore Cemetery.

Notes for CHARLES ANDREW ELSON:

Home in 1910: La Grange, Cass, Michigan

Joseph Elson 50

Augusta C Elson 45

Mate C Elson 21

Rose N Elson 19

Charles A Elson 45 IO/Eng/NY brother; single

Home in 1920: Hagar, Berrien, Michigan

Joseph Elson 50

Augusta C Elson 55

Charles A Elson 55 brother

Michigan, Deaths and Burials Index, 1867-1995

Name: Chas. Andrew Elson

Birth Date: abt 1864 Birth Place: Iowa

Death Date: 11 Dec 1926 Death Place: St. Joseph, Berrien, Michigan

Death Age: 62 Occupation: Merchant Race: White Marital Status: Single

Gender: Male

Father Name: Jos. Elson Father Birth Place: England

Mother Name: Elizabeth Luck Mother Birth Place: N.Y.

FHL Film Number: 1954721

Charles Andrew Elson

Birth: 1864 Iowa, USA

Death: 1926 Saint Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan, USA

Additional information from

contributor Emma (Shrum) Butler Duke # 46631000

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Find A Grave Memorial# 88285560 Name: Charles Andrew Elson

Born: IA Died: St. Joseph, Berrien Co, MI

Son of Joseph Elson and Elizabeth Lusk

Parents:

Joseph Elson (1822 - ____)

Elizabeth Lusk Elson (1826 - 1904)

Burial: Lake Shore Cemetery, Riverside, Berrien County, Michigan, USA

Generation No. 2

2. JOSEPH2 ELSON (JOSEPH1, JOHNA) was born Oct 1860 in Iowa, and died Bet. 1930 - 1940 in Michigan. He married AUGUSTA C. AUSSIEKER 01 Jan 1883 in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, daughter of D. AUSSIEKER and CHARLOTTE MEYER. She was born Aug 1864 in Iowa, and died Aft. 1940 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan.

Notes for JOSEPH ELSON:

Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934

name: Joseph Elson

Marriage event date: 01 Jan 1883 event place: Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa

age: 25 estimated birth year: 1858

father: Joseph Elson

mother: Elizabeth Lusk

spouse: Augusta C. Aussieker

spouse's age:19 spouse's estimated birth year: 1864

spouse's father: D. Aussieker

spouse's mother: Charlotte Meyer

Home in 1900: Chicago Ward 31, Cook, Illinois

Joseph Elson 39 IO/ENG/NY mrd c1882

Agusta Elson 36

Bessie Elson 16

James Elson 13

Matie Elson 12

Rose Elson 10

Home in 1910: La Grange, Cass, Michigan

Joseph Elson 50

Augusta C Elson 45

Mate C Elson 21

Rose N Elson 19

Charles A Elson 45 IO/Eng/NY brother; single

Home in 1920: Hagar, Berrien, Michigan

Joseph Elson 50

Augusta C Elson 55

Charles A Elson 55 brother

Home in 1930: Hagar, Berrien, Michigan

Joseph Elson 70 IO/ENG/PA

Augusta Elson 65

Notes for AUGUSTA C. AUSSIEKER:

1900 census; mother of 5ch/4living

1940 United States Federal Census

Name: Augusta Elson

Age: 75 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865

Gender: Female Race: White Birthplace: Iowa Marital Status: Widowed

Home in 1940: Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan

House Number: 556 Sheet Number: 9B

Institution: Clara Memorial Home For Aged

Attended School or College: No Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 4

(Daughter, Bessie Olson, lived in Kent County, Michigan.)

Children of JOSEPH ELSON and AUGUSTA AUSSIEKER are:

i. BESSIE3 ELSON, b. 25 Oct 1883, Illinois; d. Nov 1972, Kent County, Michigan; m. EDWARD WILLIAM OLSON, 18 Sep 1907, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

Notes for BESSIE ELSON:

Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index, 1871-1920

Name: Bessie Elson

Age: 23 Gender: Female Birth Year: abt 1884

Marriage Date: 18 Sep 1907 Marriage Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois

Spouse Name: Edward William Olson

Spouse Age: 25 Spouse Gender: Male

FHL Film Number: 1030427

Home in 1910: Chicago Ward 32, Cook, Illinois

Edward W Olson 28

Bessie A Olson 26 IL/IL/IO

Home in 1920: Ganges, Allegan, Michigan

Edward Olson 37

Bessie Olson 36 IL/IO/IO

Home in 1930: Ganges, Allegan, Michigan

Edward W Olson 47

Bessie E Olson 46 IL/IL/IO

Social Security Death Index

Name: Bessie Olson SSN: 379-32-4890

Last Residence: 49506 Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States of America

Born: 25 Oct 1883 Died: Nov 1972

State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (1951)

ii. JAMES ELSON, b. Aug 1886, Illinois.

iii. MATE C. ELSON, b. 27 Mar 1888, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

Notes for MATE C. ELSON:

Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922

name: Mate C. Elson

birth date: 27 Mar 1888 birthplace: Chicago, Cook, Illinois

gender: Female

father's name: Joseph Elson; father's birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa

father's age: 31y

mother's name: Augusta Aussieker; mother's birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa; mother's age: 22y

iv. ROSE N. ELSON, b. Apr 1890, Illinois; d. 27 Sep 1929, Benton, Berrien, Michigan; m. ? LAURIE.

Notes for ROSE N. ELSON:

Michigan, Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995

name: Rose M. Laurie

gender: Female

death date: 27 Sep 1929 death place: Benton, Berrien, Michigan

age: 39 birth date: 1890 birthplace: Ill.

occupation: Housewife; race: White; marital status: Married

father: Joseph Elson; father's birthplace: Iowa

mother: Gusta Aussicher; mother's birthplace: Iowa

v. UNNAMED ELSON, b. 22 Jun 1892, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

Illinois, Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922

name: Elson

birth date: 22 Jun 1892 birthplace: Chicago, Cook, Illinois

gender: Female; Race: White

father's name: Joseph Elson; father's birthplace: Cedar Rapids

father's age: 33y

mother's name: Augusta Aussickr Elson; mother's birthplace: Cedar Rapids

mother's age: 27y

 


Contributed by Jill Smith
Created:  16 February 2013
URL: http://kent.migenweb.net/genealogies/elsonJ.html