Widger
surname and burials
Fayette County Iowa


 
Peter Gilbert Widger, Eli's son was a major horse man/dealer living on the NE corner of Fayette.IA, after 1885.
PeterG learned the livery, stable, stage, stock business while growing up and living in Albany, 1866-1885.


Eli Widger 1823/NY-1912/Fayette.IA, obit picture.

WIDGER, Eli
....b: 30 Jun 1827 in Herkimer.Co.NY
....d: 11 Nov 1912 in Fayette, Jones.St, dau Ella's hm, Fay.Co.IA
....Burial: Grandview Cem, burial #1082, sec B, center of lot 230, Fayette, IA.
....1850 Census; farming, Amos53, Peter14, Van Buren.Twp, Onondaga.Co.NY.
....1857 Moved, NY to Peoria.Co.IL; lived in Henry & McLean Co's, IL.
....1860 Census; farming, Lexington.Twp, McLean.Co.IL.
....1864 Moved; IL to farm in Smithfield.Twp farm, Fay.Co.IA.
....1866 Accident, crippled for life, required leaving farming.
....1867 Exhorter license
....1867, preacher to 1875, active in Albany Church.
....1868 Opened grocery (gen.store) in Albany, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.
....1870 Census; insurance peddler (and gen. store), $250/600, Albany, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.
....1870 -1908, Insurance agent in Albany & Fayette, Fay.Co.IA.
....1878 History; insurance agent in Albany, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.
....1880 Census; Ins. Agent, Albany, Fay.Co.IA.
....1885 Moved insurance agency from Albany to Fayette, Fay.Co.IA.
....1885-1912 Ins. office in the SW corner of the old 'Sherman House' Hotel, on the SE corner of Main/Water St, in Fayette.
....1900 Census; insurance agent in Fayette, IA.
....1908 Failing health, turned insurance agency over to dau. Ella Widger Older.
....1910 Census; with dau Ellen Older's family in Fayette, IA.

 

WIDGER, Peter Gilbert (son of Eli1827)
....b.
01 Jun 1853 in NY
....d: 06 Jan 1933 in West Union Hospital, Fay.Co.IA, resident of Fayette.
....Burial: Grandview Cem, burial #1632, sec E, lot 86, S. side, Fayette, IA.
....1878 History; mail carrier, Albany, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.
....1880 Census; mail carrier, Albany, Fay.Co.IA.
.... Ran stage Lima/Albany depot to West Union & Fayette.
....1885 Census; mail service, Fayette village, Fay.Co.IA.
....1885aft, Moved to Fayette; livery, horse stables, horse trader/shipper, livestock.
.... Lived N.E. corner of Fayette, acres along Volga R.
....1900 Census; major dealer and horse man out of Fayette, IA.
....1910 Census; farm buyer (real estate), Fayette, IA.  
....Remained a major horse dealer throughout life in Fayette.IA.

Fayette.IA Reporter, Thurs, Nov14, 1912. Passing of an Old Citizen: Eli Widger was born in Herkimer Co., N.Y,June 30,1827. He moved to Peoria.Co.IL, in 1857, afterward living at Galva in Henry.Co.IL , then later living seven years in McLean.Co.IL. Removed to Iowa in the autumn of 1865, settling in Smithfield township, Fayette Co. In the Spring (1866) he met with an accident through the felling of a tree which rendered him a cripple for the rest of his life. He was obliged to change his occupation from that of farming so in 1868 he moved to Albany, where he engaged first in the Grocery business and afterward took up the work of an insurance solicitor. He struggled against his misfortunes in a way which would put to shame many able bodied men. During the 17yrs he resided in Albany, he was active in church and Sunday school work and was often the one whose efforts along there religious services are maintained. Mr. Widger received au exhorters license in 1867 and a local preachers license in 1875. During the years that followed he often supplied pulpits throughout the county and for a number of years kept up regular preaching appointments not for the remuneration but for the love of God's cause and the hope of doing good to hip fellow men. In his work as lay preacher he represented a type of men who have nearly passed away but whose tireless efforts in the earl history of the Mississippi valley had much to do with its civilization and organization. Mr. Widger was twice married. In 1851 to Sarah Bromley Keeley (Kelly) who died in 1889. Three children died in Illinois while quite young and three others, P. G. Widger and Mrs. Ella Older of Fayette, and Mrs. Jennie Hepworth of Oelwein survive him as do also one brother, Peter G. of Fayette and one sister, Mrs. J. J Servoss of Savage, Montana. He was again married in 1892 to Mrs. Harriet Burns who also proceeded him to the better land in May 1906. The death of Mr. Widger removes from Fayette the last individual who enjoyed a speaking acquaintance with Abraham Lincoln. He lived at on time in IL only a few miles from the home of Mr. Lincoln of whom he was a great admirer. He was a loyal citizen and while prevented by disability from entering the army was a member of the Union League during the war. Respect of his fellow citizens and the large insurance business which he developed bore witness to this fact. In this work he drove over the countv continually until 1908 when failing health compelled him to shift the burden more and more to his daughter Mrs. Ella Older who cared for him in his feebleness until finally the insurance business passed to her name and is continued by her, The end came Monday morning at 5:45 and the funeral was conducted at the Methodist church Wed. afternoon by Dr. G. H. Kennedy assisted by Dr. Daniel. M.Parker. Music was furnished by Mesdames Tireman and Bennett, Prof. Crane and Harry Carmichael. The remains were laid at rest in Grandview Cemetery in Fayette.IA.
Arlington News, Jan 19, 1933: PETER WIDGER DIED; Fayette residents learned Friday morning, Jan. , of the passing of one of its old time residents, Peter G. Widger, who had been in poor health for some time. He was born in New York seventy-nine years ago. When a boy he came west with his parents and has been a resident of Fayette county for sixty-seven years. His education was gained in the rural schools and some time was spent working on farms. He operated a stage line between Lima and IFayette and was in partnership in the livery business with the late F. N. Holmes for some years. He was a well known horse buyer in this community and in later years was in the cattle
business. Besides his wife he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ella Older of Fayette and a grandson, Gerald Farrell.
Fayette Postal Care, May 17, 1906: Obituary...Harriet M. Widger was born at New Lebanon, Columbia Co., N. Y., Nov. 24, 1837. She was married to Levi W. Burns in the year 1856, and to this union were born eight children, of whom six survive: Wm. W. Burns, Fayette; John E. Burns, Atchison, Kan.; Harriet E. Wroe, Valley Springs, Dak.; Robt. B. Burns, Yankton, S. Dak. The father of this family passed away Feb. 2, 1888, at Lima, Iowa. Deceased was married to Eli Widger Dec. 29, 1892. She was converted when 14 years of age and united with the M. E. church. Her death occurred on May 9,1906, at her home in Fayette, and the funeral was held in the Methodist church on May 11th . Rev. Dr. Sanderson conducted the services.

 

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Page Chronology:  2013Jan20, Page initially uploaded;  2013Jan23, errors were discovered on Ancestry regarding the Fayette.Co.IA, Widger's & related collateral lines so an attempt to fight through some of the problems has led to corrections and a little increased data.  There is a better understanding for Peter Gilbert1831 Widger & marriages.  Mary Jane Kelly1848 Widger is the dau. from Sarah Bromley's first marriage and was raised a Widger.  Others can continue working to expand he data.  A refreshed burial table and tree has been loaded.  2013Jan24, added time maps/pics after the page intro and before the tree.  2013Jan25, some Fayette village pics added within the plat sequence near bottom of page.  2013Jan25, added obit & pic for Eli Widger.



Eli Widger (1827-1912 was in Fayette.Co.IA 1864-1912
1864-1866, in Smithfield.Twp
1866-1885, In Albany
1885-1912, along Jones.St, In the NE corner area of Fayette village.

About 1864 Eli Widger1827 moved his family from IL to Smithfield.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA.
1866, Eli suffered a crippling farm accident and would shortly moved into to the Albany area.

It is likely Ely would rent an acreage and/or lots at the north end/edge of Albany.
Eli is listed as a peddler in 1870, being enumerated adjacent to Daniel Andrus32 & Andrew Hensley77.
Eli probably was likely traveling around the area by wagon, selling general supplies and insurance, plus operating out of his cabin.


Speculations:  (torey/bz/2013)
...The Eli Widger and Levi Burns family came to Fayette.Co.IA from IL about the same time and may have traveled together with Levi settling near Lima and Eli out in Smithfield.Twp.
...The Widger's and Burns' families were associated with each other before Iowa.
...After his accident Eli is located either on or adjacent to the Burns farm just west of Lima and very near Hensley/Andrus, before the Widger's  buy lots 4,5,6, in bk 7 of Albany in 1872.

1872May11, Land Transaction: Sarah Bromley Widger (& Eli) buy from Fayette.Co.IA, Lots 4,5,6 in Block 7 of Albany.IA.

The Widger's would live in Albany from 1866-1885

By 1885 the Widger's started to moved into Fayette village, locating along the ExNE side of town.
Eli and dau Ella would operated a significant insurance and land business out of the SW corner of the old Sherman Hotel.
Son Peter G. would become a well known horse man and dealer on his farm along the NE side of Fayette.
Eli would have sibling also locate in Fayette village for awhile.
1886Jan29, Land Transaction:  Sarah Widger (Eli) sold to Joseph E. Wroe, Lots 4, 5, 6, Block 7, in Albany.IA.

 


 

Widger
Basic descendent trees of the major surname lines in Fayette Co, Iowa.
I had to re-create trees from online, census, burial info so there will be speculations/best guesses.
These trees can be added too or corrected should anyone want to copy/paste/email info.

Descendants of Samuel Widger
1 WIDGER, Samuel b: Bet. 1680 - 1685 in Stonington, New London.Co.CT d: Abt. 1777 in CT Note 1: 23 Jan 2013 Widger last reviewed: Barry.Zbornik Hannibal.MO iowaz AT hotmail.com
.. +UNKNOWN, Katherine b: 1684 in Stonington, New London.Co.CT m: 27 Jul 1704 in CT
2 WIDGER, John b: 13 May 1713 in Stonington, New London.Co.CT d: 1792 in Groton, New London.Co.CT
.... +DAVIS, Jemima b: 25 Sep 1719 in Groton, New London.Co.CT d: Apr 1797 in Groton, New London.Co.CT m: 1738 in New London, New London.Co.CT Father: Andrew DAVID Mother: Sarah BAKER
... 3 WIDGER, Samuel b: 29 Jan 1744/45 in Groton, New London.Co.CT d: 1833 in Hastings, Oswego.Co.NY
....... +SMITH, Sarah b: 17 Feb 1749/50 in Montville, New London.Co.CT d: 1827 in Duanesburg, Schenectady.Co.NY m: in Groton, New London.Co.CT Father: Ebenezer SMITH Mother: Lucy HATCH
..... 4 WIDGER, Ebenezer b: 1766 in NY
..... 4 WIDGER, Samuel b: 1771 in Groton, New London, CT d: in Groton, New London.Co.CT Note 8: 1830 Census: West Brunswick, Herkimer.Co.NY Widger: Samuel ?
......... +EGGLESTON, Polly b: 1772 in Duanesburg, Albany.Co.NY d: 1835 in Groton, New London, CT m: 1790 in Groton, New London.Co.CT Father: Benjamin EGGLESTON Mother: Desire HOLMES
........ 5 WIDGER, Samuel IV b: 1793 in Montgomery, Ulster.Co.NY d: 28 Jan 1859 in Cameron Mills, Steuben.Co.NY Note 5: 1830 Census: West Brunswick, Herkimer.Co.NY Widger: Samuel ? Note 6: 1840 Census: Norway, Herkimer.Co.NY. Widger: Samuel 5m &1f, 1m 5-9y, 1m 10-14y, 2m 15-19y, 1m 40-49y, 1f 40-49y. Note 8: 1850 Census, age 60, Manchester, Essex.Co.MA
............ +LINK, Mary Linck b: 08 Nov 1791 in Dutchess.Co.NY d: 04 Mar 1892 in Whitescorners, Potter.Co.PA m: 1820 in Herkimer.Co.NY Father: John Linck LINK
........... 6 WIDGER, David b: 1820 in Orange.Co.NY d: 25 Sep 1906 in Whitescorners, Potter.Co.PA
........... 6 WIDGER, Rebuen b: Abt. 1822 in NY
........... 6 WIDGER, Samuel b: Abt. 1824 in Schoharie.Co.NY
........... 6 WIDGER, Milton b: 1831 in Herkimer.Co.NY d: 11 Feb 1901 in Rathbone, Steuben.Co.NY
........ 5 WIDGER, Desire b: 20 Nov 1796 in Schoharie.Co.NY d: 09 Feb 1881 in Memphis, Onondaga.Co.NY Note 8: Lived in Mich; 8ch with John Nostrant; married 2 more times.
............ +NOSTRANT, John b: 1791 in Montgomery, Ulster.Co.NY d: 10 Aug 1826 in Memphis, Onondaga.Co.NY m: 1813 in NY
........ 5 WIDGER, Amos b: 1797 in Montgomery, Ulster.Co.NY d: 28 Jan 1859 in Cameron Mills, Steuben.Co.NY Note 3: Surname analogs; Widger, Weidger, Weidiger, Wiger, Wihtgar (wiht=elf + gar=spear). Note 6: 1830 Census: Russia, Herkimer.Co.NY. Widger: Amos 3m & 1f, 1m 0-5y, 1m 15-19y, 1m 30-39, 1f 20-29y. Note 8: 1840 Census; Elbridge, Onondaga.Co.NY. Widger: Amos, family of 5. Note 11: 1850 Census: Van Buren.Twp, Onondaga.Co.NY. Widger: Amos53 laborer, Eli23 & Peter19. Note 12: 1850 Census: Van.Buren.Twp, Onondaga.Co.NY. Hutchinson: Lucus30, Elizie16, Ellen J. Widger9 (dau of Amos).
............ +(GETTY, Gertrude, Gitty) (Esch) Ash b: Abt. 1797 d: Bef. 1850 in NY m: in NY
........... 6 SUSPECT, John P. (in, bz/2013) Widger b: 1821 in Herkimer.Co.NY d: 06 Jul 1895 Burial: Grandview Cem, sec B, lot 230, Fay.Co.IA
........... 6 [2] WIDGER, Eli b: 30 Jun 1827 in Herkimer.Co.NY d: 11 Nov 1912 in Fayette, Jones.St, dau Ella's hm, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, burial #1082, sec B, center of lot 230, Fayette, IA. Note 5: 1850 Census: Van Buren.Twp, Onondaga.Co.NY. Widger: Amos53 laborer, Eli23 & Peter19. Note 7: 1857 Obit: moved NY to Peoria.Co.IL; also lived in Henry & McLean Co's, IL. Note 8: 1860 Census: LexingtonP.O.,Lexington.Twp, McLean.Co.IL. Widger: Eli53NY farming $400, Sarah35VT nee Bromley, MaryJ11NY, PeterG6NY; Josiah Bromley27NY, Jospeh Bromley27NY Note 9: Jul 1865 Census: Lawndale, Logan.Co.IL. Widger: Eli family 3m3f; 1f 0-10y, 1m 10-20y, 1f10-20y, 2m 30-40y, 1f 40-50y. Note 10: Aft. Jul 1865 Moved; McLean.Co.IL to farm in Smithfield.Twp farm, Fay.Co.IA Note 11: 1866 Accident, crippled for life, required leaving farming. Note 12: 1867 Exhorter (insurance solicitor) license 1867, preacher's license 1875, active in Albany Church. Note 13: 1868 Opened grocery (gen.store) in Albany, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA; lived in Albany 17yrs. Note 16: 1870 Census: Albany, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Widger: Eli45NY pedler (gen. store & insurance agent) $250/600, Sarah49VT, Peter17NY, Ellen6IL. Note 17: Bet. 1870 - 1908 Occupation; insurance agent in Albany & Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Note 19: 1878 Fay.Co.IA.Hist: insurance agent in Albany, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA; bro Peter listed mail carrier. Note 20: 1880 Census: Albany, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Widger: Eli52 ins. agent, Sarah58. Note 21: Bef. 1885 Moved insurance agency from Albany to Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. ns. office on SE corner, 'Sherman House,' Main/Water St intersection in Fayette. Note 22: 1885 Census: E. Water.St, Fayette.IA; Widger: Eli58 farmer, Sarah64, Ella21 teacher, Charles Bromley25/Fay.Co.IA laborer; close son PeterG31 mail carrier & wf MaryL28. Note 23: 1895 Census: Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Widger: Eli67 ins.agent, Harriet56. Note 24: 1900 Census: E.Water.St/Jones.St, Fayette.IA, adj are. Widger: Eli72 ins.agent, 2nd wf HarrietM63 nee Waite Burns. Widger: PeterG46 horse dealer & wf MaryS43. Servoss: JohnJ68 laborer, wf. Ellen J. nee Widger (sis of Eli), son SchularF 20 dry goods salesman. Note 26: 1908 Failing health, turned insurance agency over to dau. Ella Widger Older. Note 28: 1910 Census: Jones.St, E. Fayette.IA. Older: ClarkW58 teamster, EllenG46 nee Widger ins.agent, SarahM16, VelmaH14, BerniceE10, PeterI4. Eli Widger82 ins.agent. Adj on State.St: JohnJ Servoss78 farming, EllenA68 nee Widger.
............... +BROMLEY, Sarah b: 02 Dec 1821 in VT d: 17 May 1889 in E. Water.St home, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, burial #0541, sec B, lot 230, Fayette, IA. m: 1851 in NY Father: Unknown BROMLEY Mother: UNKNOWN Note 6: 1860 Census: LexingtonP.O.,Lexington.Twp, McLean.Co.IL. Widger: Eli53NY farming $400, Sarah35VT nee Bromley, MaryJ11NY, PeterG6NY; Josiah Bromley27NY, Jospeh Bromley27NY Note 12: 1870 Census: Albany, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Widger: Eli45NY pedler (gen. store & insurance agent) $250/600, Sarah49VT, Peter17NY, Ellen6IL. Note 14: 1880 Census: Albany, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Widger: Eli52 ins. agent, Sarah58. Note 15: 1885 Census: E. Water.St, Fayette.IA; Widger: Eli58 farmer, Sarah64, Ella21 teacher, Charles Bromley25/Fay.Co.IA laborer; close son PeterG31 mail carrier & wf MaryL28. Note 24: Buried in Keig lot, cause of death paralysis.
............. 7 [1] WIDGER, Mary Jane Kelly b: Jul 1848 in St. Lawrence.Co.NY (dau of Sarah's 1st husb) d: 05 Oct 1913 in Fayette, Jones.St, s/sis Ella's hm, Fay.Co.IA; res of Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA Burial: 07 Oct 1913 Grandview Cem, Sec D, Lot 324, 6ft from N side, burial #1104, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Note 4: Obit: father died when very young, mother married Eli.Widger; Jane raised as a Widger. Note 7: 1860 Census: LexingtonP.O.,Lexington.Twp, McLean.Co.IL. Widger: Eli53NY farming $400, Sarah35VT nee Bromley, MaryJ11NY (abt1858), PeterG6NY; Josiah Bromley27NY, Jospeh Bromley27NY Note 10: Cannot find Adams x Kelly/Widger 'trail,' bz/2013. Note 14: 1900 Census: River.St, Aurora, Kane.Co.IL. Jennie Adams 1858Jul/41y/NY (should be 1848/51y, bz/2013), divorced, boarding house mistress. Boarding with: two boiler makers, Charles Spacher1861/IA John Hepworth1862IL; adj. is John Hepworth1826 teamster. Note 17: 1909 Married to John Helpworth, living in Aurora.IL Note 18: Oct 1909 Moved to Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA; 2nd husb John Hepworth worked in RR boiler shop. Note 21: 1913 Suffered from long term Asthma; contracted meningitis, moved to Fayette with s/sis. Ella. Note 22: Cause of death; listed meningitis, age 62.
................. +ADAMS, Isreal b: Sep 1838 in Broome.Co.NY Burial: Not listed/found in Fay.Co.IA, bz/2013. m: Bef. 1880 in Fay.Co.IA? Father: Edward Amos Elisha ADAMS Mother: ELECTA Note 6: 1856 Census: Lima, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Adams: Elisha49 blacksmith, Eliza46, Berlinda24 tayloring, Lucinda22, Isreal18, EdwardH14, ElistaAnn13, AmosE10, DavidD5, Swellen5. Note 8: 1860 Census: Corn Hill P.O., Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Adams: Amos1804NY, Electa1808NY, Isreal1838NY, Edward1840NY, Amos1844NY, Electa1843NY, David1849NY, 1853IA. Note 10: 1870 Census: cannot find, bz/2013. Note 12: 1880 Census: Cannot find, bz/2013. Note 14: 1885 Census: Cannot find, bz/2013. Note 18: 1900 Census: Cannot find. Divorced by Mary Jane Kelly Widger bef 1900 census, bz/2013.
............. *2nd Husband of [1] WIDGER, Mary Jane Kelly:
................. +HEPWORTH, John B. b: 11 Feb 1865 in Geneva, Kane.Co.IL d: 01 Sep 1913 in Train accident S. of Maynard.IA; res of Oelwein.IA. Burial: 03 Sep 1913 Grandview Cem, Sec D, Lot 324, , N side, burial #1101, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. m: 19 Jun 1902 in Aurora, Kane.Co.IL Father: John HEPWORTH Mother: Ann UNKNOWN Note 4: 1870 Census: Geneva, Kane.Co.IL. Hepworth: John40Eng farming $1600, Ann39Eng, Freddie10IL, John6IL. Note 6: Grew up on farm near Geneva, Kane.Co.IL. Attended business college at Chicago. Note 7: 1890 Moved with parents to Aurora.IL & worked in boiler shops of C.B.&Q RR for over 15yrs. Note 9: 1900 Census: River.St, Aurora, Kane.Co.IL. Jennie Adams 1858Jul/41y/NY (should be 1848/51y, bz/2013), divorced, boarding house mistress. Boarding with: two boiler makers, Charles Spacher1861/IA John Hepworth1862IL; adj. is John Hepworth1826 teamster. Note 11: 19 Jun 1902 Married Mrs. Jane Adams of Aurora.IL. Note 15: Oct 1909 Moved to Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA. Note 17: 1913 Helper in RR boilder shops; returning from visiting sick wf in Fayette when killed in train wreck. Note 22: Age at death: 48y6m21d, killed on R2 train, S of Maynard.IA.
................ 8 HEPWORTH, No Children
............. 7 WIDGER, Peter Gilbert b: 01 Jun 1853 in NY d: 06 Jan 1933 in West Union Hospital, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, burial #1632, sec E, lot 86, S. side, Fayette, IA Note 4: 1860 Census: LexingtonP.O.,Lexington.Twp, McLean.Co.IL. Widger: Eli53NY farming $400, Sarah35VT nee Bromley, MaryJ11NY, PeterG6NY; Josiah Bromley27NY, Jospeh Bromley27NY Note 6: 1870 Census: Albany, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Widger: Eli45NY pedler (gen. store & insurance agent) $250/600, Sarah49VT, Peter17NY, Ellen6IL. Note 10: Aft. 1875 Albany.IA; mail carrier, operated livery, ran stage from Lima train platform to West Union & Fayette. Note 11: 1880 Census: Albany, Fay.Co.IA. Weider: PeterG27 mail carrier, MaryL24 nee Fauser. Note 13: Bef. 1885 Moved to Jones.St area, E. Fayette village along with parents; would operate livery, horse stables, become a major horse trader/shipper,plus livestock. Note 14: 1885 Census: E. Water.St, Fayette.IA; Widger: Eli58 farmer, Sarah64, Ella21 teacher, Charles Bromley25/Fay.Co.IA laborer; close son PeterG31 mail carrier & wf MaryL28. Note 16: Stock/horse farm along Volga River on E side of Fayette. Note 17: 1895 Census: Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Widger: PeterG39, MaryL37. Note 18: 1900 Census: E.Water.St/Jones.St, Fayette.IA, adj are. Widger: Eli72 ins.agent, 2nd wf HarrietM63 nee Waite Burns. Widger: PeterG46 horse dealer & wf MaryS43. Servoss: JohnJ68 laborer, wf. Ellen J. nee Widger (sis of Eli), son SchularF 20 dry goods salesman. Note 22: 1910 Census: Jones.St, E. Fayette.IA. Widger: PeterG56 horse buyer/farmer, MaryL53 nee Fauser, DorisL4 adopted dau. Note 24: 1920 Census: Jones.St, E. Fayette.IA. Widger: PeterG65 horse dealer, MaryL62, DorisL14. Note 26: 1930 Census: E.Water.St/Jones.St, Fayette.IA. Widger: PeterG76 horse dealer, MaryL73; s/law LeoE Farrell23, s/dau DorisL23, GeraldD3m.
................. +FAUSER, Mary Louisa b: 08 May 1856 in Huntingdon.Co.IN d: 23 Apr 1944 in Independence, Buchanan.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, burial #2057, sec E, lot 86, 2nd from S, Fayette, IA. m: 03 May 1879 in Albany/Lima, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Father: Johann John Martin Fawser Fazer Fouser FAUSER Mother: Louisa Catherine Coonsy Kunze KUNZI Note 4: Given analogs; Louisa, Louise. Note 8: 1900 Census: E.Water.St/Jones.St, Fayette.IA, adj are. Widger: Eli72 ins.agent, 2nd wf HarrietM63 nee Waite Burns. Widger: PeterG46 horse dealer & wf MaryS43. Servoss: JohnJ68 laborer, wf. Ellen J. nee Widger (sis of Eli), son SchularF 20 dry goods salesman. Note 10: 1910 Census: Jones.St, E. Fayette.IA. Widger: PeterG56 horse buyer/farmer, MaryL53 nee Fauser, DorisL4 adopted dau. Note 17: Cuase of death; artery occlusion. Note 18: Age at death; 87y11m16d (original burial book).
................ 8 WIDGER, Doris Louise (adopted) b: 26 Jul 1905 in Iowa d: 06 Nov 1931 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, burial #1601, sec G, lot 86, 3ft from N, Fayette, IA. Note 3: Surname analogs; Ferrel, Farrell, Farrel. Note 6: 1910 Census; listed adopted dau. Note 9: 1923 Graduated Fayette Iowa H.S. Note 11: 1930 Census: E.Water.St/Jones.St, Fayette.IA. Widger: PeterG76 horse dealer, MaryL73; s/law LeoE Farrell23, s/dau DorisL23, GeraldD3m. Note 19: Cuase of death; tuberculosis.
.................... +FARRELL, Leo Edward b: 09 Dec 1906 in Waucoma, Eden.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: Jan 1982 in Kansas City, Jackson.Co.MO m: 14 Jun 1929 in Fay.Co.IA Father: Edward FARRELL Mother: Ethel E. STEDMAN Note 8: 1930 Census: E.Water.St/Jones.St, Fayette.IA. Widger: PeterG76 horse dealer, MaryL73; s/law LeoE Farrell23, s/dau DorisL23, GeraldD3m.
.................. 9 FARRELL, Jerold Duane b: 23 Dec 1929 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA d: 23 Jul 1954 in Gopplengen, Germany Burial: St. Mary's Cath. Cem, Waucoma, Eden.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 4: Given analogs; Jerold, Gerald. Note 8: 1944 Home in Waucoma, Eden.Twp, Fay.Co.IA
...................... +PRINROSE, Darlene
............. 7 WIDGER, Unknown Three b: Abt. 1859 in McLean.co.IL d: Bef. 1865 in McLean.co.IL (young)
............. 7 ONEWIDGER, Unknown b: Abt. 1860 in McLean.Co.IL d: Bef. 1865 in McLean.Co.IL (young)
............. 7 WIDGER, Unknown Two b: Abt. 1862 in McLean.Co.IL d: Bef. 1865 in McLean.Co.IL (young)
............. 7 WIDGER, Ellen Getty 'Ella' b: 09 Nov 1863 in Lexington, McLean.Co.IL d: 29 Jun 1941 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, Sec D, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Note 3: Given analogs; Ella, Ellen. Note 7: 1870 Census: Albany, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Widger: Eli45NY pedler (gen. store & insurance agent) $250/600, Sarah49VT, Peter17NY, Ellen6IL. Note 8: 1885 Census: E. Water.St, Fayette.IA; Widger: Eli58 farmer, Sarah64, Ella21 teacher, Charles Bromley25/Fay.Co.IA laborer; close son PeterG31 mail carrier & wf MaryL28. Note 10: Bet. 1889 - 1893 Lived with father after mother's death, until marriage. Note 14: 1910 Census: Jones.St, E. Fayette.IA. Older: ClarkW58 teamster, EllenG46 nee Widger ins.agent, SarahM16, VelmaH14, BerniceE10, PeterI4. Eli Widger82 ins.agent. Adj on State.St: JohnJ Servoss78 farming, EllenA68 nee Widger. Note 20: 1900 Census: E.Water.St/Jones.St, Fayette.IA, adj are. Widger: Eli72 ins.agent, 2nd wf HarrietM63 nee Waite Burns. Widger: PeterG46 horse dealer & wf MaryS43. Servoss: JohnJ68 laborer, wf. Ellen J. nee Widger (sis of Eli), son SchularF 20 dry goods salesman. Note 22: 1920 Census; Ins. Agent in Fayette with Widger family.
................. +OLDER, Clark Winegar b: 14 Aug 1851 in Fond du Lac Co, WI d: 26 May 1942 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, Sec D, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. m: 03 Jan 1893 in Fremont or Oran Twp, Fay.Co.IA Father: Edwin Tirus OLDER Mother: Harriet WINEGAR Note 7: 1878 Hist; farming sec 23, Fremont.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, Oelwein P.O. Note 11: 1900 Census; farming, Oran area, Fremont.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 14: 1910 Census: Jones.St, E. Fayette.IA. Older: ClarkW58 teamster, EllenG46 nee Widger ins.agent, SarahM16, VelmaH14, BerniceE10, PeterI4. Eli Widger82 ins.agent. Adj on State.St: JohnJ Servoss78 farming, EllenA68 nee Widger. Note 17: 1920 Census; teamster, Fayette, IA; wife Ins. Agent. Note 18: 1920 Census; children with, Sarah25, Harriett24, Peter14.
................ 8 OLDER, Sarah Mildred b: 07 Apr 1894 in Fremont.Twp, sec 34 farm, Fay.Co.IA d: 22 Jun 1932 in Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, Sec D, Lot 324, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Note 6: 1912 Graduated Fayette Iowa H.S. Note 11: Bet. 1926 - 1931 M.E. Missionary in India.
.................... +UNMARRIED
................ 8 OLDER, Velma Harriet b: 15 Oct 1895 in Fremont.Twp, sec 34 farm, Fay.Co.IA d: 12 Oct 1961 in Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, Sec D, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Note 6: 1910 Graduated Fayette Iowa H.S.
.................... +UNMARRIED
................ 8 OLDER, Dwight W. b: 18 Jun 1897 in Fremont.Twp, sec 34 farm, Fay.Co.IA d: 1904 in Fremont.Twp, sec 34 farm, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Greenwood Cem, Fremont.Twp, Fay.Co.IA.
................ 8 OLDER, Emma Bernice b: 19 Dec 1899 in Fremont.Twp, sec 34 farm, Fay.Co.IA d: Sep 1972 in Monticello, Jones.Co.IA Note 6: 1918 Graduated Fayette Iowa H.S.
.................... +HACKETT, Unknown
................ 8 OLDER, Peter 'Ivan' b: 15 Jul 1905 in Fremont.Twp, sec 34 farm, Fay.Co.IA d: 31 Oct 1983 in VA or IA Burial: Woodlawn Cem, Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 6: 1922 Graduated Fayette Iowa H.S.
.................... +CHENEY, Beatrice Mae b: 15 Mar 1905 in Fay.Co.IA d: 06 Oct 1974 in Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Woodlawn Cem, Oelwein, Jeff.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Father: Joseph CHENEY Mother: Rith Elizabeth WALKER
........... *2nd Wife of [2] WIDGER, Eli:
............... +WAITE, Harriet Marie b: 24 Nov 1837 in New Lebanon, Columbia.Co.NY d: 09 May 1906 in Fayette village home, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Burial: 11 May 1906 Grandview Cem, burial #0907, sec G, S portion of lot 317, Fayette, IA. m: 29 Dec 1892 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Father: Jonathan WAITE Mother: Eunice FINCH Note 7: 1900 Census: E.Water.St/Jones.St, Fayette.IA, adj are. Widger: Eli72 ins.agent, 2nd wf HarrietM63 nee Waite Burns. Widger: PeterG46 horse dealer & wf MaryS43. Servoss: JohnJ68 laborer, wf. Ellen J. nee Widger (sis of Eli), son SchularF 20 dry goods salesman. Note 9: Cause of death; general peritonitis. Note 11: Age at death; 68y5m17d (original burial book). Note 12: 09 May 1906 Death date listed in burial book. Note 13: Birth calculates to Nov 22, 1837 if burial book info correct. bz/2012. Note 14: ??Name Donald Morton inserted under Harriet M. Wedger in burial book??bz/2011. Note 15: Obit: States birth 1836Nov24, does not state y.m.d; death agrees with burial book as 1906May09, bz/2012.
........... 6 [3] WIDGER, Peter Gilbert b: 11 May 1831 in Russia, Herkimer.Co.NY d: 18 Aug 1914 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, sec B, lot 230, Fay.Co.IA Note 8: 1850 Census: Van Buren.Twp, Onondaga.Co.NY. Widger: Amos53 laborer, Eli23 & Peter19. Note 9: 1860 Census: Walcott, Wayne.Co.NY. Widger: PeterG29 mason, CloeO23; with John Dow52VT farmer $9900/1400. Note 10: Abt. 1862 Draft reg: PeterB Widger32 mason, Walcott, Wayne.Co.NY. Note 14: 1870 Census: Eldora, Hardin.Co.IA. Widger: Peter39NY salesman $1k/400, ClesD33NY. Note 15: 1880 Census: Cannot find, bz/2013. Note 16: 1885 Census: cannot find, bz/2013. Note 17: Bef. 1891 Located in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Note 18: 1895 Census: Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Widger: PeterG63, Eliz58 nee Hawkins. Note 20: 1900 Census: Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Widger: PeterG1831 widower. Note 22: 1910 Census: Clark.St, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Luce: AmbroseJ56 laborer, Eliz45, EdnaR11, VintonW, Grace21 Simpson s/dau, Peter B. Weidger/Widger78 boarder. Note 29: Cause of death; uremic poisoning.
............... +DOW, Cloe O. b: 1837 in NY d: Bef. 1890 in IA? m: Bef. 1870 Father: John DOW Mother: Mary A. UNKNOWN Note 10: 1870 Census: Eldora, Hardin.Co.IA. Widger: Peter39NY salesman $1k/400, ClesD33NY.
........... *2nd Wife of [3] WIDGER, Peter Gilbert:
............... +HAWKINS, Elizabeth b: 1837 in Liskland, Cornwall, Eng. d: Abt. 29 Sep 1897 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Not listed/found in Fay.Co.IA under Hawkins, Nolan, Widger, bz/2013. m: 27 May 1891 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Father: William HAWKINS Mother: Anna MARTIN Note 11: 1895 Census: Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Widger: PeterG63, Eliz58 nee Hawkins.
........... 6 WIDGER, Ellen J. b: 24 Feb 1841 in Onondaga.Co.NY? d: 11 Sep 1914 in Sidney, Richland.Co.MT Note 4: 1850 Census: Van.Buren.Twp, Onondaga.Co.NY. Hutchinson: Lucus30, Elizie16, Ellen J. Widger9 (dau of Amos). Note 9: 1900 Census: E.Water.St/Jones.St, Fayette.IA, adj are. Widger: Eli72 ins.agent, 2nd wf HarrietM63 nee Waite Burns. Widger: PeterG46 horse dealer & wf MaryS43. Servoss: JohnJ68 laborer, wf. Ellen J. nee Widger (sis of Eli), son SchularF 20 dry goods salesman. Note 11: 1912 Living in Savage, MT
............... +SERVOSS, John J. b: Jul 1831 in Wyoming.Co.NY d: 13 Apr 1927 in Sidney, Richland.Co.MT Father: Unknown SERVOSS Mother: Jane UNKNOWN Note 3: Surname analogs; Servoss, Service, Servies. Note 4: 1850 Census: Shelby, Orleans.Co.NY. Servoss: Jane50 $500, JohnJ29 teamster $1200/400, Horace26 mason, SarahJ 24 tailoress, Lodema18 tailoress, EmiraF13, Simeon10. Note 5: 1868 Plat; 80a, sec 11, N1/2 of SW1/4, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 6: 1870 Census; farmer, $1000/580, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 8: 1878 Plat; 40a, SW1/4 of SE1/4, sec 23, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 9: 1878 Census; near Austin A. Knight & Wm. Thompson, Norman Parker; Seaton P.O. Note 11: 1885 Census; farming sec 24, NW of NW, Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Note 16: 1900 Census: E.Water.St/Jones.St, Fayette.IA, adj are. Widger: Eli72 ins.agent, 2nd wf HarrietM63 nee Waite Burns. Widger: PeterG46 horse dealer & wf MaryS43. Servoss: JohnJ68 laborer, wf. Ellen J. nee Widger (sis of Eli), son SchularF 20 dry goods salesman. Note 18: 1910 Census; living N end of Mechanic.St, Fayette, IA, still Smithfield.Twp farm(?). Note 19: 1912 Living in Savage, MT Note 20: 1920 Census; with son/law, Sidney, Richland.Co.MT.
............. 7 SERVOSS, Chloa E. b: 16 Aug 1864 in Smithfield.Twp farm, Fay.Co.IA d: 02 Feb 1945 in Sidney, Richland.Co.MT
................. +CONNER, Jessie C. b: 12 Mar 1862 in Dane.Co.WI d: 14 Dec 1945 in Sidney, Richland.Co.MT m: 1887 Father: Jesse CONNER Mother: Mary PIMLOT Note 8: 1920 Census; Rancher, Sidney, Richland.Co.MT
................ 8 CONNER, Gladys W. b: 29 Aug 1901 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Note 6: 1920 Census; land office stenographer, with parents, Sidney, Richland.Co.MT
................ 8 CONNER, Glen A. b: 24 Dec 1892 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA d: 25 Nov 1918 in Chicago, Cook.Co.IL
.................... +UNKNOWN, Della M. Note 6: 1920 Census; widowed, son Glen 4y, with in/laws, Sidney, Richland.Co.MT
.................. 9 CONNER, Glen G. b: 1916 in Sidney, Richland.Co.MT
............. 7 SERVOSS, Henry J. b: 31 May 1866 in Smithfield.Twp farm, Fay.Co.IA d: 07 Apr 1899 Burial: Grandview Cem, burial 763, sec D, lot 215, Fayette, IA.
................. +KNIGHT, Emma b: Nov 1865 in Oshkosh, Winnebago.Co.WI Father: Austin Augustus KNIGHT Mother: Cynthia M. HOBBS Note 6: 1890 Living with parents in Fayette, IA. Note 11: 1900 Census; with mother, both widowed, Fayette, IA.
............. 7 SERVOSS, George Bryon b: 1869 in Smithfield.Twp farm, Fay.Co.IA d: 26 Sep 1954 in Davenport, IA Burial: Grandview Cem, burial 2340, sec G, lot 226, Fayette, IA.
................. +DEBOW, Harriett J. b: Jun 1866 in Iowa d: 25 Mar 1935 in Davenport, IA Burial: Grandview Cem, burial 1696, sec G, lot 226, Fayette, IA. m: 1897
................ 8 SERVOSS, Gail
............. 7 SERVOSS, John Peter b: 17 Mar 1872 in Smithfield.Twp farm, Fay.Co.IA d: 16 Mar 1947 in Riceville, Mitchell.Co.IA
................. +BRUNSON, Berde M. b: Jun 1876 in Iowa Father: Frank O. BRUNSON Mother: Ella Gertrud LUCE
................ 8 SERVOSS, Evard Bronson b: 26 Jul 1904 in Mitchell.Co.IA d: 24 Jun 1997 in Danbury.CT
............. 7 SERVOSS, Charles Eli b: 28 Mar 1876 in Smithfield.Twp farm, Fay.Co.IA
................. +UNKNOWN, Essa E. b: 1885 in Iowa
............. 7 SERVOSS, Schuyler Frank b: 26 Sep 1878 in Smithfield.Twp farm, Fay.Co.IA d: 03 Feb 1950 in Yellowstone.Co.MT Note 11: 1900 Census: E.Water.St/Jones.St, Fayette.IA, adj are. Widger: Eli72 ins.agent, 2nd wf HarrietM63 nee Waite Burns. Widger: PeterG46 horse dealer & wf MaryS43. Servoss: JohnJ68 laborer, wf. Ellen J. nee Widger (sis of Eli), son SchularF 20 dry goods salesman.
................. +UNKNOWN, Lena C. b: 1883 in Iowa d: 07 Dec 1933 in MT
............. 7 SERVOSS, Eleanor Gertrude 'Nellie' b: 30 Dec 1882 in Smithfield.Twp farm, Fay.Co.IA d: 02 Sep 1970 in Havre, Hill.Co.MT Note 8: 1900 Census: Elgin, Fay.Co.IA. Miller: JamesB24, NellieG17 nee Servoss.
................. +MILLER, James Blakeman b: 09 Jun 1875 in Pl.Val.Twp, Fay.Co.IA d: Aft. 1920 in Havre, Hill.Co.MT m: Abt. 1900 Note 8: 1900 Census: Elgin, Fay.Co.IA. Miller: JamesB24, NellieG17 nee Servoss. Note 10: 1910 Census: Union.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, farming, wf NellieG & 4ch. Note 13: 1917 Draft reg: Hill.Co.MT. Note 15: 1920 Census: Havre, Hill.Co.MT, wf & 6ch.
........ 5 WIDGER, Unknown b: 1798 in NY
........ 5 WIDGER, Reuben Ruben b: 1800 in NY Note 8: 1830 Census: Russia, Herkimer.Co.NY. Widger: Reuben, 2m & 3f.
........ 5 [4] WIDGER, Elknath Elkanah b: 1802 in Schoharie.Co.NY d: 11 Aug 1885 in Smyrna, Chenango.Co.NY
............ +EGLESTON, Unknown b: 1808 in West Brunswick, Herkimer.Co.NY d: 1832 in NY
........... 6 WIDGER, Sally b: 22 Mar 1828 in West Brunswick, Herkimer.Co.NY d: 1911 in Manchester, Washtenaw.Co.MI
........... 6 WIDGER, Angeline b: 23 Feb 1832 in West Brunswick, Herkimer.Co.NY
........ *2nd Wife of [4] WIDGER, Elknath Elkanah:
............ +SPINK, Sally b: 1812 in Memphis, Onondaga.Co.NY d: 16 Feb 1896 in Smyrna, Chenango.Co.NY
........... 6 WIDGER, Harvey Leroy b: 03 Aug 1833 in Cardiff, Onondaga.Co.NY d: 03 Dec 1891 in Homer, Cortland.Co.NY
........... 6 WIDGER, Leonard b: 24 Jun 1836 in Cardiff, Onondaga.Co.NY d: 24 Aug 1837 in Cardiff, Onondaga.Co.NY
........... 6 WIDGER, Alonzo b: 29 Mar 1839 in Cardiff, Onondaga.Co.NY d: 03 Feb 1847 in Lafayette, Onondaga.Co.NY
........... 6 WIDGER, Christopher b: 24 Apr 1843 in Lafayette, Onondaga.Co.NY d: 24 Mar 1928 in Messengerville, Cortland.Co.NY
........... 6 WIDGER, James b: 20 Nov 1847 in Cardiff, Onondaga.Co.NY d: 24 Mar 1928 in Fabuis, Onondaga.Co.NY
........... 6 WIDGER, Lucy Annette b: 29 Jan 1849 in Aulia, Onondaga.Co.NY d: 05 Jun 1930 in McGraw, Cortland.Co.NY
........... 6 WIDGER, Florence Flora b: 25 Mar 1853 in Apulia, Onondaga.Co.NY d: 24 Dec 1942 in Homer, Cortland.Co.NY
........ 5 WIDGER, Unknown b: 1805 in NY
........ 5 WIDGER, Elijah Eli b: 28 Jun 1808 in Schoharie.Co.NY d: 12 Nov 1884 in Sterling, Cayuga.Co.NY
..... 4 WIDGER, John b: 1772 in NY
..... 4 WIDGER, Mehitable b: 19 May 1775 in NY
..... 4 WIDGER, Josiah b: 1778 in NY
..... 4 WIDGER, Andrew b: 1780 in NY
... 3 WIDGER, John b: 1739 in Groton, New London.Co.CT
... 3 WIDGER, Jemima b: 1741 in Groton, New London.Co.CT
... 3 WIDGER, Katherine b: 1743 in Groton, New London.Co.CT
... 3 WIDGER, Samuel b: 29 Jan 1745/46 in Groton, New London.Co.CT d: 1833 in Hastings, Oswego.Co.NY
... 3 WIDGER, Sarah b: 1747 in Groton, New London.Co.CT
... 3 WIDGER, Andrew b: 1754 in Groton, New London.Co.CT d: 29 Apr 1755 in Groton, New London.Co.CT
... 3 WIDGER, Eunice b: 04 Jul 1764 in Groton, New London.Co.CT
... 3 WIDGER, Davis b: 1766 in Groton, New London.Co.CT d: 17 Sep 1777
... 3 WIDGER, Josiah b: 1768 in Groton, New London.Co.CT d: 06 Sep 1781
Descendants of Unknown Bromley
1 BROMLEY, Unknown b: in Mass
.. +UNKNOWN b: in NY
2 [1] BROMLEY, Sarah b: 02 Dec 1821 in VT d: 17 May 1889 in E. Water.St home, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, burial #0541, sec B, lot 230, Fayette, IA. Note 6: 1860 Census: LexingtonP.O.,Lexington.Twp, McLean.Co.IL. Widger: Eli53NY farming $400, Sarah35VT nee Bromley, MaryJ11NY, PeterG6NY; Josiah Bromley27NY, Jospeh Bromley27NY Note 12: 1870 Census: Albany, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Widger: Eli45NY pedler (gen. store & insurance agent) $250/600, Sarah49VT, Peter17NY, Ellen6IL. Note 14: 1880 Census: Albany, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Widger: Eli52 ins. agent, Sarah58. Note 15: 1885 Census: E. Water.St, Fayette.IA; Widger: Eli58 farmer, Sarah64, Ella21 teacher, Charles Bromley25/Fay.Co.IA laborer; close son PeterG31 mail carrier & wf MaryL28. Note 24: Buried in Keig lot, cause of death paralysis.
.... +KELLY, Unknown b: Abt. 1820 in VT or NY d: Abt. 1850 in St.Lawrence.Co.NY m: Bef. 1848 in VT or NY
... 3 WIDGER, Mary Jane Kelly b: 1848 in Adopted/data attached to Eli Widger bz/2013.
*2nd Husband of [1] BROMLEY, Sarah:
.... +WIDGER, Eli b: 30 Jun 1827 in Herkimer.Co.NY d: 11 Nov 1912 in Fayette, Jones.St, dau Ella's hm, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, burial #1082, sec B, center of lot 230, Fayette, IA. m: 1851 in NY Father: Amos WIDGER Mother: Gertrude (GETTY, Gitty) (Esch) Ash Note 5: 1850 Census: Van Buren.Twp, Onondaga.Co.NY. Widger: Amos53 laborer, Eli23 & Peter19. Note 7: 1857 Obit: moved NY to Peoria.Co.IL; also lived in Henry & McLean Co's, IL. Note 8: 1860 Census: LexingtonP.O.,Lexington.Twp, McLean.Co.IL. Widger: Eli53NY farming $400, Sarah35VT nee Bromley, MaryJ11NY, PeterG6NY; Josiah Bromley27NY, Jospeh Bromley27NY Note 9: Jul 1865 Census: Lawndale, Logan.Co.IL. Widger: Eli family 3m3f; 1f 0-10y, 1m 10-20y, 1f10-20y, 2m 30-40y, 1f 40-50y. Note 10: Aft. Jul 1865 Moved; McLean.Co.IL to farm in Smithfield.Twp farm, Fay.Co.IA Note 11: 1866 Accident, crippled for life, required leaving farming. Note 12: 1867 Exhorter (insurance solicitor) license 1867, preacher's license 1875, active in Albany Church. Note 13: 1868 Opened grocery (gen.store) in Albany, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA; lived in Albany 17yrs. Note 16: 1870 Census: Albany, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Widger: Eli45NY pedler (gen. store & insurance agent) $250/600, Sarah49VT, Peter17NY, Ellen6IL. Note 17: Bet. 1870 - 1908 Occupation; insurance agent in Albany & Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Note 19: 1878 Fay.Co.IA.Hist: insurance agent in Albany, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA; bro Peter listed mail carrier. Note 20: 1880 Census: Albany, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Widger: Eli52 ins. agent, Sarah58. Note 21: Bef. 1885 Moved insurance agency from Albany to Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. ns. office on SE corner, 'Sherman House,' Main/Water St intersection in Fayette. Note 22: 1885 Census: E. Water.St, Fayette.IA; Widger: Eli58 farmer, Sarah64, Ella21 teacher, Charles Bromley25/Fay.Co.IA laborer; close son PeterG31 mail carrier & wf MaryL28. Note 23: 1895 Census: Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Widger: Eli67 ins.agent, Harriet56. Note 24: 1900 Census: E.Water.St/Jones.St, Fayette.IA, adj are. Widger: Eli72 ins.agent, 2nd wf HarrietM63 nee Waite Burns. Widger: PeterG46 horse dealer & wf MaryS43. Servoss: JohnJ68 laborer, wf. Ellen J. nee Widger (sis of Eli), son SchularF 20 dry goods salesman. Note 26: 1908 Failing health, turned insurance agency over to dau. Ella Widger Older. Note 28: 1910 Census: Jones.St, E. Fayette.IA. Older: ClarkW58 teamster, EllenG46 nee Widger ins.agent, SarahM16, VelmaH14, BerniceE10, PeterI4. Eli Widger82 ins.agent. Adj on State.St: JohnJ Servoss78 farming, EllenA68 nee Widger.
... 3 [2] WIDGER, Mary Jane Kelly b: Jul 1848 in St. Lawrence.Co.NY (dau of Sarah's 1st husb) d: 05 Oct 1913 in Fayette, Jones.St, s/sis Ella's hm, Fay.Co.IA; res of Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA Burial: 07 Oct 1913 Grandview Cem, Sec D, Lot 324, 6ft from N side, burial #1104, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Note 4: Obit: father died when very young, mother married Eli.Widger; Jane raised as a Widger. Note 7: 1860 Census: LexingtonP.O.,Lexington.Twp, McLean.Co.IL. Widger: Eli53NY farming $400, Sarah35VT nee Bromley, MaryJ11NY (abt1858), PeterG6NY; Josiah Bromley27NY, Jospeh Bromley27NY Note 10: Cannot find Adams x Kelly/Widger 'trail,' bz/2013. Note 14: 1900 Census: River.St, Aurora, Kane.Co.IL. Jennie Adams 1858Jul/41y/NY (should be 1848/51y, bz/2013), divorced, boarding house mistress. Boarding with: two boiler makers, Charles Spacher1861/IA John Hepworth1862IL; adj. is John Hepworth1826 teamster. Note 17: 1909 Married to John Helpworth, living in Aurora.IL Note 18: Oct 1909 Moved to Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA; 2nd husb John Hepworth worked in RR boiler shop. Note 21: 1913 Suffered from long term Asthma; contracted meningitis, moved to Fayette with s/sis. Ella. Note 22: Cause of death; listed meningitis, age 62.
....... +ADAMS, Isreal b: Sep 1838 in Broome.Co.NY Burial: Not listed/found in Fay.Co.IA, bz/2013. m: Bef. 1880 in Fay.Co.IA? Father: Edward Amos Elisha ADAMS Mother: ELECTA Note 6: 1856 Census: Lima, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Adams: Elisha49 blacksmith, Eliza46, Berlinda24 tayloring, Lucinda22, Isreal18, EdwardH14, ElistaAnn13, AmosE10, DavidD5, Swellen5. Note 8: 1860 Census: Corn Hill P.O., Smithfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Adams: Amos1804NY, Electa1808NY, Isreal1838NY, Edward1840NY, Amos1844NY, Electa1843NY, David1849NY, 1853IA. Note 10: 1870 Census: cannot find, bz/2013. Note 12: 1880 Census: Cannot find, bz/2013. Note 14: 1885 Census: Cannot find, bz/2013. Note 18: 1900 Census: Cannot find. Divorced by Mary Jane Kelly Widger bef 1900 census, bz/2013.
... *2nd Husband of [2] WIDGER, Mary Jane Kelly:
....... +HEPWORTH, John B. b: 11 Feb 1865 in Geneva, Kane.Co.IL d: 01 Sep 1913 in Train accident S. of Maynard.IA; res of Oelwein.IA. Burial: 03 Sep 1913 Grandview Cem, Sec D, Lot 324, , N side, burial #1101, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. m: 19 Jun 1902 in Aurora, Kane.Co.IL Father: John HEPWORTH Mother: Ann UNKNOWN Note 4: 1870 Census: Geneva, Kane.Co.IL. Hepworth: John40Eng farming $1600, Ann39Eng, Freddie10IL, John6IL. Note 6: Grew up on farm near Geneva, Kane.Co.IL. Attended business college at Chicago. Note 7: 1890 Moved with parents to Aurora.IL & worked in boiler shops of C.B.&Q RR for over 15yrs. Note 9: 1900 Census: River.St, Aurora, Kane.Co.IL. Jennie Adams 1858Jul/41y/NY (should be 1848/51y, bz/2013), divorced, boarding house mistress. Boarding with: two boiler makers, Charles Spacher1861/IA John Hepworth1862IL; adj. is John Hepworth1826 teamster. Note 11: 19 Jun 1902 Married Mrs. Jane Adams of Aurora.IL. Note 15: Oct 1909 Moved to Oelwein, Fay.Co.IA. Note 17: 1913 Helper in RR boilder shops; returning from visiting sick wf in Fayette when killed in train wreck. Note 22: Age at death: 48y6m21d, killed on R2 train, S of Maynard.IA.
... 3 WIDGER, Peter Gilbert b: 01 Jun 1853 in NY d: 06 Jan 1933 in West Union Hospital, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, burial #1632, sec E, lot 86, S. side, Fayette, IA Note 4: 1860 Census: LexingtonP.O.,Lexington.Twp, McLean.Co.IL. Widger: Eli53NY farming $400, Sarah35VT nee Bromley, MaryJ11NY, PeterG6NY; Josiah Bromley27NY, Jospeh Bromley27NY Note 6: 1870 Census: Albany, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Widger: Eli45NY pedler (gen. store & insurance agent) $250/600, Sarah49VT, Peter17NY, Ellen6IL. Note 10: Aft. 1875 Albany.IA; mail carrier, operated livery, ran stage from Lima train platform to West Union & Fayette. Note 11: 1880 Census: Albany, Fay.Co.IA. Weider: PeterG27 mail carrier, MaryL24 nee Fauser. Note 13: Bef. 1885 Moved to Jones.St area, E. Fayette village along with parents; would operate livery, horse stables, become a major horse trader/shipper,plus livestock. Note 14: 1885 Census: E. Water.St, Fayette.IA; Widger: Eli58 farmer, Sarah64, Ella21 teacher, Charles Bromley25/Fay.Co.IA laborer; close son PeterG31 mail carrier & wf MaryL28. Note 16: Stock/horse farm along Volga River on E side of Fayette. Note 17: 1895 Census: Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Widger: PeterG39, MaryL37. Note 18: 1900 Census: E.Water.St/Jones.St, Fayette.IA, adj are. Widger: Eli72 ins.agent, 2nd wf HarrietM63 nee Waite Burns. Widger: PeterG46 horse dealer & wf MaryS43. Servoss: JohnJ68 laborer, wf. Ellen J. nee Widger (sis of Eli), son SchularF 20 dry goods salesman. Note 22: 1910 Census: Jones.St, E. Fayette.IA. Widger: PeterG56 horse buyer/farmer, MaryL53 nee Fauser, DorisL4 adopted dau. Note 24: 1920 Census: Jones.St, E. Fayette.IA. Widger: PeterG65 horse dealer, MaryL62, DorisL14. Note 26: 1930 Census: E.Water.St/Jones.St, Fayette.IA. Widger: PeterG76 horse dealer, MaryL73; s/law LeoE Farrell23, s/dau DorisL23, GeraldD3m.
....... +FAUSER, Mary Louisa b: 08 May 1856 in Huntingdon.Co.IN d: 23 Apr 1944 in Independence, Buchanan.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, burial #2057, sec E, lot 86, 2nd from S, Fayette, IA. m: 03 May 1879 in Albany/Lima, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Father: Johann John Martin Fawser Fazer Fouser FAUSER Mother: Louisa Catherine Coonsy Kunze KUNZI Note 4: Given analogs; Louisa, Louise. Note 8: 1900 Census: E.Water.St/Jones.St, Fayette.IA, adj are. Widger: Eli72 ins.agent, 2nd wf HarrietM63 nee Waite Burns. Widger: PeterG46 horse dealer & wf MaryS43. Servoss: JohnJ68 laborer, wf. Ellen J. nee Widger (sis of Eli), son SchularF 20 dry goods salesman. Note 10: 1910 Census: Jones.St, E. Fayette.IA. Widger: PeterG56 horse buyer/farmer, MaryL53 nee Fauser, DorisL4 adopted dau. Note 17: Cuase of death; artery occlusion. Note 18: Age at death; 87y11m16d (original burial book).
... 3 WIDGER, Unknown Three b: Abt. 1859 in McLean.co.IL d: Bef. 1865 in McLean.co.IL (young)
... 3 ONEWIDGER, Unknown b: Abt. 1860 in McLean.Co.IL d: Bef. 1865 in McLean.Co.IL (young)
... 3 WIDGER, Unknown Two b: Abt. 1862 in McLean.Co.IL d: Bef. 1865 in McLean.Co.IL (young)
... 3 WIDGER, Ellen Getty 'Ella' b: 09 Nov 1863 in Lexington, McLean.Co.IL d: 29 Jun 1941 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, Sec D, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. Note 3: Given analogs; Ella, Ellen. Note 7: 1870 Census: Albany, Westfield.Twp, Fay.Co.IA. Widger: Eli45NY pedler (gen. store & insurance agent) $250/600, Sarah49VT, Peter17NY, Ellen6IL. Note 8: 1885 Census: E. Water.St, Fayette.IA; Widger: Eli58 farmer, Sarah64, Ella21 teacher, Charles Bromley25/Fay.Co.IA laborer; close son PeterG31 mail carrier & wf MaryL28. Note 10: Bet. 1889 - 1893 Lived with father after mother's death, until marriage. Note 14: 1910 Census: Jones.St, E. Fayette.IA. Older: ClarkW58 teamster, EllenG46 nee Widger ins.agent, SarahM16, VelmaH14, BerniceE10, PeterI4. Eli Widger82 ins.agent. Adj on State.St: JohnJ Servoss78 farming, EllenA68 nee Widger. Note 20: 1900 Census: E.Water.St/Jones.St, Fayette.IA, adj are. Widger: Eli72 ins.agent, 2nd wf HarrietM63 nee Waite Burns. Widger: PeterG46 horse dealer & wf MaryS43. Servoss: JohnJ68 laborer, wf. Ellen J. nee Widger (sis of Eli), son SchularF 20 dry goods salesman. Note 22: 1920 Census; Ins. Agent in Fayette with Widger family.
....... +OLDER, Clark Winegar b: 14 Aug 1851 in Fond du Lac Co, WI d: 26 May 1942 in Fayette, Fay.Co.IA Burial: Grandview Cem, Sec D, Fayette, Fay.Co.IA. m: 03 Jan 1893 in Fremont or Oran Twp, Fay.Co.IA Father: Edwin Tirus OLDER Mother: Harriet WINEGAR Note 7: 1878 Hist; farming sec 23, Fremont.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, Oelwein P.O. Note 11: 1900 Census; farming, Oran area, Fremont.Twp, Fay.Co.IA Note 14: 1910 Census: Jones.St, E. Fayette.IA. Older: ClarkW58 teamster, EllenG46 nee Widger ins.agent, SarahM16, VelmaH14, BerniceE10, PeterI4. Eli Widger82 ins.agent. Adj on State.St: JohnJ Servoss78 farming, EllenA68 nee Widger. Note 17: 1920 Census; teamster, Fayette, IA; wife Ins. Agent. Note 18: 1920 Census; children with, Sarah25, Harriett24, Peter14.
2 BROMLEY, Joshia b: 1823 in NY
2 BROMLEY, Joseph b: 1823 in NY




Widger burials
 in Fayette Co, Iowa

Surname First, Middle Maiden Spouse or Parents Birth Death/Burial Cemetery City/Twp Notes

 


Colored rows = info/data updated; white rows = not updated, needing data. 

Widger Eli Widger Bromley Sarah 1821/VT-1889/Fayette.IA, 1st wf; 2nd wf, Harriett nee Burns Waite, 1837/NY-1906/Fayette.IA 30 Jun 1827 11 Nov 1912 Grandview Fayette Sec B, lot 230, burial #1082.  Son of Amos Widger 1797/NY-1859/NY & Gitty Getty Ash ?/NY?-bef1850/NY.  Bro of Peter1831.  Wf Sarah Bromley had child with 1st husb Unknown Kelly:  Mary Jane Kelly1849 adopted/raised  Widger by Eli Widger.   Ch with Sarah nee Bromely Kelly: Peter Gilbert1853  (named after Eli's bro. Peter Gilbert1831),  Three Unknown that died young in IL,  Ellen Getty 'Ella' 1863.
Widger Harriett Marie Waite Burns Levi Walter 1835/CT-1888/Illyria.Twp,1st husb; 2nd husb Eli Widger 1837/NY-1906/Fayette.IA. Nov 22, 1837 May 09, 1906 Grandview Fayette Sec G, lot 317, S portion, burial #0907.  Sm. Granite marker added aft 2k by decendent of Harriett's son Jonathan; unmakred for decades. Cause; General peritonitis.  Name Donald Morton inserted under Harriet M. Wedger in original burial book bz/2012.  Dau of Jonathan Waite 1816/NY-1891/NE & Eunice Finch 1815/NY-1852/NY.  Burns ch; Wm Wallace, JonathanE, Harriet Eunice, RobertB, Levi Walter, Mary L, Charles H.
Widger Mary Louisa Fauser Widger Peter Gilbert 1853/NY-1933/Fay.Co.IA 3 May 1856 23 Apr 1944 Grandview Fayette Sec E, Lot 86, S side, burial #1632. Dau of John Martin Fauser 1823/Ger-1880/Fay.Co.lA & Louisa Catherine Kunze 1828/Ger-1904/Fay.Co.IA.  Ch; adopted Doris Louise.
Widger Peter Gilbert Widger Dow(suspect) Cloe O. 1837/NY-bef1890/IA?1870, 1st wife; 2nd, Eliz Hawkins 1837/England-1897/Fayette.IA? May 11, 1831 Aug 18, 1914 Grandview Fayette Sec B, Lot 230.   Son of Amos Widger 1797/NY-1859/NY & Gitty Getty Ash ?/NY?-bef1850/NY.  No children.  Cannot find burial of Eliz Hawkins d. 1897 in Fay.Co.IA, bz/2013.  Census1870: salesman in Eldora with wf ClesD33NY.  Cannot find in 1880/1885.  Located on Clark.St in Fayette by 1891.
Widger Peter Gilbert Widger Fauser Mary Louisa 1856/IN-1944/Independence.IA 1 Jun 1853 6 Jan 1933 Grandview Fayette Sec E, Lot 86, S side, burial #1632.  Son of Eli Widger 1827/NY-1912/Fayette.IA & Sarah Bromley 1821/NY-1889/Fayette.IA.  Ch; adopted Doris Louise.
Widger Sarah Bromley Widger Eli 1827/NY-1912/Fayette.IA,  2nd husb; 1st husb, Unknown Kelly abt1820/VTorNY-bef1850/NY. 2 Dec 1821 17 May 1889 Grandview Fayette Sec B, lot 230, burial #0541.   Need parents, had twin bro's, Josh & Joseph b.1823/NY.  Ch with Unknown Kelly: Mary Jane Kelly1849 adopted/raised Widger.   Ch with Eli Widger: Peter Gilbert1853  (named after Eli's bro. Peter Gilbert1831),  Three Unknown that died young in IL,  Ellen Getty 'Ella' 1863.

 

Farrell Doris Louise Widger Farrell Leo Edward 1907/Waucoma.IA-1982/Kansas.City. 26 Jul 1905 6 Nov 1931 Grandview Fayette Sec E, Lot 86, burial #1601, 3ft from N.  Adopted dau of Peter Gilbert Widger 1853/NY-1933/Fayette.IA & Mary Louise Fauser 1856/IN-1944/Fayette.IA.  Ch; Jerold Duane.

Hepworth Mary Jane Widger Hepworth John B. 1864/?-1913/train accident S of Maynard, 2nd husb; 1st husb, divorced; Isreal Adams 1838/NY-?/IA?  Jul 1848 Oct 5, 1913 Grandview Fayette Sec D, Lot 324, N side, 6ft from N side, burial #1104, 62y, meningitis.   Dau of Unknown Kelly abt1820/VTorNY-abt1850/NY & Sarah Bromley 1821/VT-1889/Fayette.IA.  Raised/adopted by Eli Widger 1827/NY-1912/Fayette, Sarah's 2nd husb.   Listed almost everywhere in papers & on Ancestry as dau of Eli, which is incorrect, bz/2013. No children.
Hepworth John B Hepworth Widger Mary Jennie 1849/NY-1913/Fayette.IA 11 Feb 1865 Sep 01, 1913 Grandview Fayette Sec D, Lot 324.  N side, burial #1101, train accident S of Maynard.  Age; 48y6m21d.  Need parents.

 

 



Paper Notes

Paper Notes

1883 Feb, Peter G. Widger has the daily stage line from Fayette to Lima, leaving every morning at 8am, to connect with the passenger train going north, and at 3pm to connect with the passenger south and freight north.
1883 Feb, Hiram Canfield & Peter G. Wider are rivals in the stage passenger business to West Union. They are the same either way.  One route is through open prairie, overland by team, the other is part team and part by train cars.
1887 Oct, Pete Widger says he hires out sundown wagons occasionally to parties who have such a rollicking time in this prohibition county that the wheels 'wabble' for a week after the gig gets home.
1889 Oct, Pete Widger, Ernest Holmes, Geo Hill, took the freight for Sherborne, MN, to slaughter ducks, geese, brants, budweisers, killdeers, mudhens and time.
1891 Feb, Holmes & Widger are buying horses in various towns in the county.
1891 Feb, Holmes & Widger sold their livery stable and business.
1893 Sept, Peter G. Widger & wife, and J.W. Winston & family took in the World's Fair at St. Louis this week.  Oct, P.G. Widger is on the sick list, too much World's Fair.
1895 Aug, Pete Widger and Jim Finch are the regular horse dealers in Fayette, making periodical shipments to various markets.   They just shipped a car load of draft horses to Minneapolis.  They buy heavy-weights, roadsters, or 'blocks.' and farmers of others having horses to dispose of should see them before letting loose of their stock.  Pete and Jim will pay you all the market allows so you run no risk of parting with your horses for less money than they are worth.
1895 Oct, Broke out of the pasture of Eli Widger, a light red cow, medium size, small white spot in forehead, on left flank a small white spot sprinkled with red, horns horizontal and turned toward each other, is five years old and low build.  Suitable reward for return or knowledge of her whereabouts.
1896 May, A sad accident befell Eli Widger on Monday forenoon.  While sitting in his buggy in front of the James' General Store, the dray team of John Huls became frightened by the falling of a telephone wire across their backs.  They ran into and over Eli's vehicle, smashing the top and seat and throwing the old gentleman out and under the wreck, breaking his collarbone and we presume otherwise injuring him.  He was taken from the wreck, morphine administered, and carried home.
1897 Jan, Peter Widger when to Chicago with a car load of horses.  Also J.M Edmunds and Peter Graf went with some cattle and hogs.
1897 July, Peter Widger shipped a car load of horses to St. Paul and said to have been the finest string ever shipped out of Fayette.
1897 Aug, Eli Widger is still on the sick list and Mrs. Peter Widger (formerly Mrs. Nolan) is quite sick.
1897 Oct 7 Mrs. Widger was buried Saturday forenoon.  Note:  This is Eliz Hawkins 1837-Sep 29, 1897, wife of Peter Gilbert Widger 1831-1914 (bro of Eli).
1898 Feb, Pete Widger went to Chicago with a load of horses.  He intended to go north but a slump in the St. Paul and northern markets changed his plans.  Pete ships about every two weeks in some directions.  He has made Fayette very much a horse market, so that no one has any difficulty in disposing of saleable horses at market price.
1898 Jul,  During an afternoon storm, lightning struck the house of Eli Widger.  Some plaster was knocked off the wall and the inmates felt the effect of the shock for several days.
1898 Sep, Peter L. Widger went to St. Paul with what he claims to be the finest car load of horses ever taken out of Fayette.
1898 Dec, Peter G. Widger recently imported some fine draft horses from Minnesota, purchased at a stock sale.
1899 Apr, Peter G. Widger has recently shipped three car loads of horses to Winnipeg, Manitoba.  They were shipped in installments.  You may have noticed that horses are worth more than they were when Bryan was racing over the country telling what horrible calamities would befall the country if silver was not admitted to free coinage.
1899 Oct, Peter Widger, horse dealer, has a new barn.

1900 Apr, Peter G. Widger's new horse barn contained 12-15 marketable horses and we noticed the convenience of use. C. V. Van Syckel is clerk at Widger's stable and he will allow you to inspect the live animals.
1900 July, Peter Widger and A. E. Whitney took a nice bunch of horses to Elkader to fill a car which buyer Fisher was collecting.
1900 Aug, Will Holmes has moved into the house of Peter Widger, senior.
1901 Feb, Peter Widger has farm horses or mares for sale at his stables in Fayette.
1901 Oct, Peter Widger sold a car load of heavy draft horses to Mr. Booser who was in down from Winnipeg.
1910 Dec, Lawrence Wroe and Mrs. Mabel Perkins spent a few days recently with their grandmother, Mrs. Eli (Harriet Marie nee Waite) Widge, before departing for their future home in Spooner, WI. Mrs. Harriet Widger left for Waterloo to spend a few day with her son Charles.
1902 Apr 3, Mrs. Mary Widger received word of the death of her sister in Washington.
1902 Nov, Pete Widger had a mare killed last week in his pasture by a rifle bullet. There are too many boys and reckless young men using firearms in the vicinity.
1903 Jan, Eli Widger visited his daughter in Westgate.
1903 Mar, Pete Widger sold a first class roadster last week to Al Bonnewitz of Marshaltown for $300, a good price and it much have been a good horse. Pete, with Wm, Steele of Strawberry Pt, loaded a car of horses for the Chicago market.
1903 Nov, Mrs. Eli Widger is seriously ill with pneumonia.
1903 Dec, Pete Widger has shipped a number of car loads of horses to the Chicago market this year.
1904 Feb, Pete Widger when to market with ten horses on the stock train. Ben Hancock also went with a car of white hogs for Graf Bro's
1904 Apr, Peter Widger has bought Mrs. Hawks residence. She will and her seven children are moving back to their ranch in Dakota.
1904 Jul, The old Briggs house now owned by Pete Widger was moved to a new foundation further south. It has been re-shingled and when finished will be occupied by Frank Sherman.
1904 Aug, Pete Widger and wife thank those that assisted during the sickness, death and burial of Mrs. Widger's mother, Mrs. Fauser.
1904 Nov, C.H. Wilbur built a plank walk connecting his brick walk with Pete Widger's cement walk. This gives an outlet up Water Street.
1905 Aug, Pete Widger and D.H. Sweet have 40 yearling draft colts from Nebraska for sale on the Sweet farm south of Fayette.
1905 Sep, Pete Widger's cottage on Jones St, has been rented to Mrs. Hamm of Federicksburg, who will move here to educate two sons.
1905 Sep 14, Pete Widger and wife have adopted a 6wk old baby.
1906 Jun, Pete Widger has pasturage for horses. Call on him or phone #51.
1907 Apr, Mrs. Pete Widger has Plymouth Rock eggs for hatching at 50c a setting. Also some every fine roosters.
1907 Apr, The old Westfield mill is not as flat as if a cyclone had struck. It was found that much of the timber supposed to be good was badly decayed and not very valuable.
1907 Sep, Ella Widger is teaching in the Fayette schools. Doris Widger would graduate from FHS in 1923..


Obit Ella Widger, dau of Eli and Sarah Bromley Widger, b. Nov 9, 1863, McClain.Co.IL. 
...1865, the family moved by team and wagon to farm in Smithfield.Twp, south of Fayette. 
...1866, Eli moved the family to Albany, Fay.Co.IA, where the father ran a general store.
...1881, age 16, Ella started teaching in area rural schools, then for a couple of years in the Fayette primary room. Then taught a winter in SD.
...1893Jan03, married Clark Older of Westgate.
...1893-1904, farmed near Westgate, then moved into Oelwein.
...1904Nov, son Dwight Older died.
...1907, they moved to Fayette for the rest of their lives.
...1907after, Ella assisted her father in writing insurance and continued the insurance business after his death,
completing 30yrs with the Northwestern National Ins. Co.
...1932Jun, dau Mildred died.
...1941, Dau Velma living in Fayette, dau Bernice Hackett of Fayette.
...1941, Grandchildren Dale, Dorothy, Roy, Robert, Marjorie of Fayette & Beverly Older of Oelwein.  Ivan Hackett of Oelwein.

 


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The Widger's were gone from Fayette by the 1940's.

 





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