Section AEM: Descendants of John J. Nelles

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Report generated by MagiCensus Deluxe v5.1.0 on 29 June 2017
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Generation One

1. JOHN J.1 NELLES was born on 6 Aug. 1802 in Catskill, Greene Co., New York, United States, died on 30 March 1876 in Walker, Kent Co., Michigan, United States and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent Co. He married in Bayham, Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada, on 9 Dec. 1824, (VC-2) MARY HOGADONE, daughter of (VC-1) John and (MF-4) Cyrena (COUCHMAN) HOGADONE, who was born on 14 Jan. 1809[2, 3] in Catskill[2, 3], died on 22 Dec. 1899[1] in Walker Twp., Kent Co.[1], and was buried on 24 Dec. 1899[1] in Greenwood Cemetery[1].
2i.ANN JANE2 NELLES, b. on 5 Dec. 1825.
3ii.CYRENA NELLES, b. on 6 April 1827; d. on 13 April 1913; m. REV. A. HUNSBERGER, b. on 11 April 1824, d. on 25 May 1897.
Greenwood Cemetery Tombstone
+4iii.ELIZA NELLES, b. on 18 Jan. 1829; m. (WB-1) _____ HUNTSBERGER.
5iv.MARGARET NELLES, b. on 26 Feb. 1831.
6v.JAMES W. NELLES, b. on 6 Jan. 1833.
Witness at wedding of Edwin Hogadone 4 Jan. 1857 in Grand Rapids, MI
7vi.CHARLOTTE NELLES, b. on 1 May 1836.
8vii.JACOB NELLES, b. on 31 March 1839.
9viii.PETER NELLES, b. on 12 April 1841.
10ix.JOHN H. NELLES, b. on 25 June 1842; d. in April 1866.
Straffordville Cemetery records-microfiche-FHC
in his 24th yr. son of John J. and Mary Nelles
11x.NANCY NELLES, b. on 9 Aug. 1845.
+12xi.MARY AUGUSTA NELLES, b. on 28 Sept. 1848 in Canada; m. in 1870 (PC-2) JOHN HAINES EDISON, b. in Kent, Kent Co. on 4 June 1844, d. in 1924, son of (PC-1) Haines and Charity (_____) EDISON.

Generation Two

4. ELIZA2 NELLES (John J.1), daughter of (1) John J.1 and (VC-2) Mary (HOGADONE) NELLES, was born on 18 Jan. 1829, and died between 1843 and 1939. She married (WB-1) _____ HUNTSBERGER.
1861 Census-Bayham, Elgin Co. Ontario-widow living with parents
1870 Census-Walker twp., Kent, Michigan-Eliza and Harvey living with
John and Mary Nelles
Child: See (WB-1) _____ HUNTSBERGER
12. MARY AUGUSTA2 NELLES (John J.1), daughter of (1) John J.1 and (VC-2) Mary (HOGADONE) NELLES, was born on 28 Sept. 1848 in Canada, and died between 28 Sept. 1880 and 1958. She married in 1870, (PC-2) JOHN HAINES EDISON, son of (PC-1) Haines and Charity (_____) EDISON, who was born on 4 June 1844 in Kent, died in 1924, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery.
Letter from Mary A. Nelles to her grandmother, dated Nov. 12, 1864, from Bayham.
Photocopy in possession of Ruth Balcom:

Dear Grand Ma
I take my pen in hand for the first time to write a few lives to you to inform you that we are all well. Hoping this will find you the same. We were glad to hear that you were all well and had arrived safe and sound and I hope you will keep smart enough to come and pay us another visit, and Ma says she is very much obliged to you. I wrote a letter to Aunt Betsey two weeks ago today but have received no answer yet. We received a letter from Aunt Jane Shackelton last saturday and they were well then. She was visiting Cyrena and Uncle was at McParis/Scharis(?) a working at his Cousins house. They intend to go home to Michigan before long. Ma & I were sick about two weeks with that complaint that was raging so, when you went away, so we were obliged to get a girl, but we had no Doctor. That's the reason we got well. Mr. Reece & family, I suppose you have not forgotten who they are, are all well. They day you left before John came back from the corners they sent for ma and that day the second child died with the same complaint and a week from that day the third one so they lost three boys in three weeks, one every wednesday. Mr. Reece on account of trouble was quite crazy for a while but is better now, the next friday after you left, Mr. Lockers second son Alfred died with the same complaint, and on saturday the same week Jane Hamilton had a boy, she calls it George Milo. They are all well and Jane has gone to weaving.
Mr. Griffins people are well, five or six children died with the same complaint on the concession north of us, one family lost three children and two were buried in one grave. Mrs. Rachel Kribe(?), Joseph Westover's sister, is dead, died with the same complaint. Mr. Turks little girl is dead, died about a month ago with the Tyford fever, we heard from Captain Edison a few days ago he is getting worse all the time is entirely helpless. Ruth Hamilton has been there mostly ever since you went away, we received a letter from Margaret Hatch about a month ago and they were all well they Eliza was at Doctor Aults only two weeks and has been home mostly ever since. She says she is much obliged to you for piecing up that patch work for her. Mr. Whitcomb and family are well. He has bought John Lounsberry's place south of us by the side of Reobert Husband's he had a ploughing match to day and got a fine lot ploughed. Well Grandma I have told you everything I can think of that I thought you wanted to hear. I only wish your eyes were good enough to answer this letter, so no more at present. I remain your affectionate grand daughter.
Mary A. Nelles
Child: See (PC-2) John Haines EDISON

1. State of Michigan, Certificate of Death, no. 33 (22 December 1899), Mary Nelles; digital image, Online Computer Library Center, Inc. ( : accessed 31 March 2013).
2. "John and Cyrena Hogadone Family Bible".
3. "Greenwood Cem.; Kent Co., MI; Nelles Family marker; 1808".