Wilbur, Charles H.

Wilbur, Charles H.

Male 1841 - 1927  (85 years)

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  • Name Wilbur, Charles H.  [1
    Born 17 Dec 1841  Medina County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 17 Oct 1850  Montville Township, Medina County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 8 Jun 1860  York Township, Fulton County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 2 Nov 1927  Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 2 Nov 1927  Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Rosehill Cemetery, Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I36783  Sackett | Descendants of John Sackett the Colonist
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 

    Father Wilbur, Harman,   b. Abt 1813, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1865, Eaton County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Hitchcock, Rebecca,   b. 17 Jun 1816, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1897, Springvale Township, Emmet County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 7 Sep 1837  Medina County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 8 children 
     1. Wilbur, Sarah Lovina,   b. 23 Jul 1838, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1900, Fulton County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. Wilbur, Albert C.,   b. 15 Nov 1840, Montville Township, Medina County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1917, Windsor Charter Township, Eaton County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Wilbur, Charles H.,   b. 17 Dec 1841, Medina County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1927, Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Wilbur, Mary E.,   b. 15 Mar 1845, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1905, Lake County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. Wilbur, Harriet,   b. 26 Mar 1847, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1899, Fulton, Morrow County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +6. Wilbur, Royal,   b. 10 Feb 1849, Fulton County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1882, Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     7. Wilbur, Clara E.,   b. 15 Apr 1853, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1915, Petoskey, Emmet County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     8. Wilbur, William,   b. Abt 1854, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     
    Family ID F23302  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Schlappi, Hester Ann,   b. 29 Aug 1848, Delta, Fulton County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1914, Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 19 Aug 1866  Castleton Township, Barry County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F23336  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lauder, Emma C.,   b. 15 Jun 1854, Cayuga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1930, Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1916  Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Last Modified 12 May 2019 
    Family ID F23346  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Dec 1841 - Medina County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 17 Oct 1850 - Montville Township, Medina County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 8 Jun 1860 - York Township, Fulton County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Aug 1866 - Castleton Township, Barry County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Mar 1916 - Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2 Nov 1927 - Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Nov 1927 - Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rosehill Cemetery, Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Past and Present of Eaton County, Michigan. Michigan Historical Publ. Assoc., Lansing, Michigan: CHARLES H. WILBUR, a prosperous farmer and highly esteemed citizen of Eaton Rapids township, and an honored veteran of the civil war, claims the old Buckeye state as the place of his nativity, having been born in Medina county, Ohio, December 17, 1841, and being a son of Herman and Rebecca (Hitchcock) Wilbur, the former of whom was born in the state of New York and the latter near Canfield, Mahoning county, Ohio. They continued resident of Ohio until 1865, when they came to Eaton county, Michigan, and settled on the homestead now owned and occupied by the subject of this sketch. The place was partially improved and the father started to further develop the farm, but died within the same year which marked his arrival in the county. His widow survived him by many years, passing the closing days of her life in the city of Petoskey, Michigan, where she died in 1898. Of the eight children in the family three are living: Albert, who is a successful farmer of Windsor township, this county; Charles H., who is the immediate subject of this sketch, and Clara, who is the wife of John Bennallack of Petoskey. Charles H. Wilbur was reared to maturity in the state of Ohio, where he received a good common school education. He was among the first to tender his aid in defense of the Union when its integrity was menaced by armed rebellion. In 1861 he enlisted in Company 'I', Thirty-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which was assigned to the Army of the Cumberland. He saw protracted and arduous service, taking part in many important engagements and having been with General Sherman in the historic march from Atlanta to the sea. He was wounded in the head and hand in the battle of Jonesboro, Georgia, in which engagement from the total of four hundred men in his command one hundred and seventy-five were killed or wounded [including his brother in law, Jacob Zimmerman (killed), husband of Sarah Lovina Wilbur]. He continued in active service until victory had crowned the Union arms, having been mustered out in Louisville, Kentucky, July 12, 1865, and having received his honorable discharge in Cleveland, Ohio, on the 26th of the same month. Mr. Wilbur then joined his parents in Eaton county, where he engaged in farming, purchasing a small tract of land. After the death of his father he purchased the interests of other heirs to the estate and thus came into possession of his present fine farm of eighty acres. He has made admirable improvements on the place, which gives patent evidence of thrift, prosperity and good management. The buildings are of substantial type, including an attractive residence. Mr. Wilbur takes an active interest in all that concerns the welfare of his township and county, and he has been called upon to serve in various local offices, the tenure of which indicates the high esteem in which he is held in the community. He held the office of township treasurer for one term and is now school inspector, an incumbency which he has held several terms. He is a man of the highest ethical principles, steadfast and sincere in all the relations of life and respected by all who know him. In politics he is a stanch Republican, having cast his first presidential vote for Abraham Lincoln, and in a fraternal way he is identified with the Grand Army of the Republic. Both he and his wife are zealous and devoted members of the United Brethren church, in whose work they are specially active and prominent in their community. In 1896 was erected the handsome church edifice of the denomination in the vicinity of their home, and Mr. Wilbur designed the building, both exterior and interior, its consistency and attractiveness standing as evidence of his skill as an architect. He has been superintendent of the Sunday school for the past eleven years and is a member of the official board of the church. In August, 1866, Mr. Wilbur was united in marriage to Miss Hester A. Schlappi, daughter of Samuel and Mary Schlappi, who removed from Ohio.

      1870 Federal Census. Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan
      Roll 670, page 192A
      Chas. Wilbur, 28, farmer, $2000 real estate, $400 personal estate, b. Ohio
      Hester Wilbur, 21, keeping house, b. Ohio
      Nannie Wilbur, 2, b. Michigan

      1880 Federal Census. Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan
      Roll 578, page 156B
      Charles Wilber, 39, farmer, b. Ohio, father b. NY, mother b. Ohio
      Hester Wilber, 31, wife, keeping house, b. Ohio, father b. Switzerland, mother b. Penn
      Nina Wilber, 12, daughter, at home, b. Mich, parents b. Ohio
      Leon Wilber, 9, son, b. ditto
      Sannil Wilber, 7, son, b ditto

      1900 Federal Census. Eaton Rapids, Eaton County, Michigan
      Roll 709, page 10B
      Charles H. Wilber, head, b. Dec 1841, 58, m. 32 years, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. CT, farmer
      Hester A. Wilber, wife, b. Aug 1848, 51, m. 32 years, 3 children, all living, b. OH, father b. Switzerland, mother b. PA
      Leon A. Wilbur, son, b. Jan 1871, 29, single, b. MI, parents b. OH, well digger

      1910 Federal Census. Eaton Rapids Township, Eaton County, Michigan
      Roll T624_645, page 2B
      Charles H. Wilbur, head, 68, m1. 43 years, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. OH, own income [retired]
      Hester A. Wilbur, wife, 61, m1. 43 years, 3 children, all living, b. OH, father b. Switzerland (German), mother b. PA
      Leon A. Wilbur, son, 39, single, b. MI, parents b. OH, well driller

      Michigan Marriages
      Return of Marriages in the County of Eaton
      17 Mar 1916, Eaton Rapids. Rev J.A. Davids. Witnesses Leon A. Willrer & Mrs. Alice Weeden, both of Eaton Rapids
      Chas. H. Wilbur, 74, of Eaton Rapids, b. Ohio, retired farmer, son of Herman Wilbur & Rebecca Hitchcock
      Emma C. Walter, 61, of Eaton Rapids, b. New York, nurse, daughter of Jas. A. Laude... & Eliza Balcom

      1920 Federal Census. Eaton Rapids Township, Eaton County, Michigan
      Roll 763, page 7B
      Charles H. WIlburn, head, 78, b. OH, father b. NY, mother b. OH
      Emma C. Wilburn, wife, 65, b. NY, father b. Scotland, mother b. NY [1]

  • Sources 
    1. [S835] David Pane-Joyce, Payne-Joyce, David, (3 MAR 2013).

    2. [S506] 1850 U.S. Census.
      1850 Federal Census. Montville, Medina County, Ohio
      Roll 709
      Enumerated 17 Oct 1850
      Hamnan Wilbur, 36, farmer $700 real estate, b. NY
      Rebecca Wilbur, 33, b. OH
      Sarah Wilbur, 12, b. OH
      Albert Wilbur, 11, b. OH
      Charles Wilbur, 7, b. OH
      Mary Wilbur, 6, b. OH
      Harriet Wilbur, 3, b. OH
      Royal Wilbur, 1, b. OH

      "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXQP-ZY6 : 12 April 2016), Rebecca Wilbur in household of Hamnan Wilber, Montville, Medina, Ohio, United States; citing family 815, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

      Researched by Thurmon King; updated by Ted Smith

    3. [S2111] Michigan, U.S., Death Records, 1867-1952, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 12 May 2019.
      Name: Chas H Wilbur
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Marital status: Married
      Death Age: 85
      Birth Date: 17 Dec 1841
      Birth Place: Ohio
      Death Date: 2 Nov 1927
      Death Place: Eaton Rapids [city], Eaton, Michigan, USA
      Residence: 128 Division St
      Father: Herman Wilbur, b. in N.Y.
      Mother: Rebecca Hitchcock, b. in N.Y.
      Wife: Emma Wilbur, 128 Division St.
      File Number: 001920

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S506] 1850 U.S. Census.
      1860 Federal Census. York Twp., Fulton County, Ohio
      Roll 965, page 279
      Post Office Delta
      Enumerated 8 Jun 1860

      Hermon Wilbor, 48, farmer, $1400 real estate, $400 personal estate, b. New York
      Rebecca Wilbor, 43, b. Ohio
      Albert Wilbor, 20, farmer, b. Ohio
      Charles Wilbor, 18, labor, b. Ohio
      Mary Wilbor, 15, b. Ohio
      Harriet Wilbor, 12, b. Ohio
      Royal Wilbor, 11, b. Ohio
      Clarie Wilbor, 8, b. Ohio
      Wm Wilbor, 6, b. Ohio

      Researched by Thurmon King; updated by Ted Smith

    5. [S678] Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995, (https://familysearch.org/) (Reliability: 3).
      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FC6W-C7J
      Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995
      name: Chas H Wilbur
      birth date: 1842
      birthplace: Ohio
      age: 74
      spouse's name: Emma C Lauder Walter
      spouse's birth date: 1855
      spouse's birthplace: New York
      spouse's age: 61
      event date: 17 Mar 1916
      event place: Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan
      father's name: Herman Wilbur
      mother's name: Rebecca Hitchcock
      spouse's father's name: Jas. A Lauder
      spouse's mother's name: Eliza Baleam
      race: White
      marital status: Unknown
      previous wife's name: «tab»
      spouse's race: White
      spouse's marital status: Unknown
      indexing project (batch) number: M73576-4
      system origin: Michigan-EASy
      gs film number: 966598
      reference id: P 256, Rec.# 46


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