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1 (died before 18 May 1914 according to son Stanley's marriage license) Hunsicker, Richard D. (I8956)
 
2 (other sources show a birthplace of Normandy) England, William Count of Poitiers (I4838)
 
3 A graduate of Chester (OH) High School, Ken served in the US Army during the Korean War. With his wife Mary Ann they vacationed many years at their cabin on the Trent River in Canada. He workedfor the railroad in Cleveland for many years before retiring. He and Mary Ann built the house in which they lived nearly their entire married life. Post, Kenneth Charles (I1198)
 
4 A popular Indian film actor using the stage name Shah Nawaz, he appeared in many Indian movies during the thirties and forties, including Jhoola and Qismat. He later appeared in some Pakistanimovies after his migration in the late forties. Khan, Muhammad Mir (I1623)
 
5 A. B. Burke notes "The maternity of Robert Whitney's children is unsubstantiated by primary, contemporary sources." Mr. Burke has done extension modern research on the subject and does notbelieve there is enough evidence to assign maternity (between Constance and Elizabeth) to most of the children, including Jane/Joan. A number of other biographers and genealogists haveassigned Jane/Joan to Constance Touchet, but as Mr. Burke points out, this is speculative. Whitney, Joan (I4305)
 
6 About 1823, he moved to Springville, New York, where he built his first wool mill. He was described as being a large man, with a deeply religious nature. Bradley, Samuel (I689)
 
7 According to a compilation of Chautauqua County (New York) soldier burials in Evergreen Cemetery, there is a Henry Davison listed as having died in 1840, and was a private in the War of 1812. Davison, Henry (I615)
 
8 According to a compilation of Chautauqua County soldier burials, Floyd is shown to have served in World War I. Krueger, Floyd Ralph (I793)
 
9 According to Herbert and Mildred Marlette's report, the tombstone inscription reads: "Died Dec. 13th 1822 Aged 73 years and 10 Mo." Marlett, Gideon (I177)
 
10 According to his draft registration card, he was 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed 183 pounds. He had blue eyes, gray hair, and a light complexion. His occupation was as a trolley operator at12th and Cumberland Streets in Allentown. Hunsicker, Stanley Edgar (I8919)
 
11 According to his obituary, he enlisted at age 17 at Westfield, NY as a private in Company D, New York Cavalry, as was mustered out at Buffalo on August 16, 1865. Bradley, Chester (I773)
 
12 According to some accounts, Alice was a dwarf. She was said to have run the Gilmore Hotel, located west of Route 306 on the north side of Route 322, in the Chester, Ohio area. Post, Alice (I204)
 
13 According to the "Geauga Republican-Record" newspaper, 7 May 1913 edition, the funeral was one of the largest ever held in Chester.

According to "Ohio Deaths 1908-1953 (LDS), his occupation was listed as "farmer". 
Post, Walter (I26)
 
14 According to the census, he was born in Germany about 1843, immigrated in 1855 (1900 census shows 1856), and his parents were both born in Germany. He is listed as owning his home and being a farmer, and literate. He is noted to have been married to Margaret for 46 years. Krueger, Rudolph August (I790)
 
15 According to the New England Historic Genealogical Register, Thomas Farrar Senior had a problem or two. In 1692, the town "voted that Thomas Farrar Senior (and seven others) should set in the pulpit", possible due to their age and difficulty of hearing. Later that year, pursuant to an accusation by Miss Putnam, he and six others in town were imprisoned on account of witchcraft. He was brought before the Salem court on May 18th, and sent to prison at Boston where he was detained until December the 27th.
From Lewis's History of Lynn, page 183, comes this:
"The deposition of Ann Putnam, who testifieth and saith, that on the
8th day of May, 1692, there appeared to me the apparition of an old
gray-head man, with a great nose, which tormented me, and urged me to
write in his book; and I asked him what was his name, and from whence
he came, for I would complain of him; and people used to call him old
father Pharaoh; and he said he was my grandfather, for my father used
to call him father. I told him I would not call him grandfather, for
he was a wizzard, and I would complain of him. And ever since he
hath afflicted me by times, and beating me, and pinching me, and
almost choking me, and urging me continually to write in his book." Such was the testimony against Farrar. 
Farrar, Thomas (I662)
 
16 According to the NYGBR v. 104, Anneke's proper Norwegian name was "Anneke Johansdatter", but this was transliterated to "Anneke Jans" by the Dutch.

Mr. Leo van de Pas of Perth Western Australia, a seasoned researcher and author on author on the subject of royal ancestry, writes:

A few years ago I have produced a book (for sale via Heraldry Today in England) covering the first six generations of descendants of William the Silent. Also I have a book published
in 1933 to celebrate the 400th birthday of William the Silent, this book has 'chapters' on all aspects of William the Silent's life. Each chapter is written by a different scholar. One fascinating sections tells, almost day by day, where he was during his life.

William the Silent did marry four times and did have an affair (natural relationship) with Eva Elincx and by her produced a son, Justinus van Nassau. William the Silent, had he had more illegitimate children, would have brought them up, given them the name van Nassau, and
they would have been known. He lived a very public life and he was not ashamed of his one bastard and would not have been had there been more.

His son, Maurits, had eight illegitimate children by six different women, all are known and recorded. His other son, Frederik Hendrik, had one illegitimate son whose line still exists today.

Anneke Jans had nothing whatsoever to do with the House of Nassau!
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Other modern researchers have weighed in on this issue, including William Addams Reitwiesner and John Steele Gordon. The text below was taken from a discussion on the Anneke Jans saga:

There was a recent article in the New England Historic Genealogical Register addressing the later court cases regarding the famous inheritance. Basically, following the death of Anneke Jans,her estate was sold by her heirs, except that one of her sons had d.v.m., and his children were not included in the sale. Thus, many (many) years later, the sale was challenged because all of the legal heirs had not consented. It was ruled that the challenge came well after the expiration of the statute of limitations for such action, and the suit was rejected. After this, the lawyers took over, and many of then financed careers based on appeals and new suits challenging this decision (the last of which, in the 1930s, went all the way to the Supreme Court).

It is likely that this inheritance served as the basis for the later rumors regarding the Webber inheritance. Anneke was thought to be a Webber, sister of Wolfert Webber, ancestor of a large family in New York (and later, Indiana). This turns out not to be the case (Anneke's
parentage has been demonstrated by research in Holland. She was born at a Dutch settlement in what is now Denmark. She was confused with another woman, Anneke Webber, who is distinct from the one married to Bogardus). The two of them, and the mysterious inheritance came to be associated with the King of Holland, and they came to be called illegitimate grandchildren (not much different than the various obscure immigrants who get assigned as Pilgrims who were on the ship under assumed name). The "inheritance" scam was reinvented in the form of the will of Wolfert, which left all of his property to the xth generation (I have seen both 5th and 7th - the number seemed to expand as the number of generations removed grew). "This will is about to be opened,and so we are raising a collection to hire a researcher in Holland to prepare the necessary documentation." This message, funnelled through the Webber Family Association, went out to Webbers across the country in 1878, and there is no telling how much money was raised. (I have heard tales of similar scams being run on other families by dutch
"researchers".)

This story was shown to be completely untrue more than seventy years ago. Her name was actually "Anneke Jans", not Webber.

See the series of articles by John Reynolds Totten in the *New York Genealogical and Biographical Record*, vol. LVI, no. 3 (July 1925), pp. 201-243 and vol. LVII, no. 1 (Jan. 1926), pp. 11-54.This goes into the immediate descendants of Anneke Jans and examines the alleged William the Silent descent. A later set of articles by George Olin Zabriskie, also in the NYGBR, vol. 104,no. 2 (April 1973), pp. 65-72 and vol. 104, no. 3 (July 1973), pp. 157-164, adds more information. Since Anneke Jans was actually born in the village of Flekkeroy on the island of Flekkeroyin Vest Agder, Norway (four miles south of Kristiansand), you'll find more information in John O. Evjen, *Scandinavian immigrants in New York* [reprinted Baltimore: Genealogical, 1972], pp.91-101.

According to "Mother of Churches" by Clifford Morehouse, a history of Trinity Church, The farm was originally the property of Annetke Jans, wife of the manager for the first Van Rensselaer, by whom she had 3 daughters and a son. He died and she married the Rev. Everardus
Bogardus in 1637, and had four more children by him. He was lost at sea in 1647 and she then moved to Albany. When she died in 1663, she directed in her will that the farm be sold and that the proceeds be "divided principally among the four children of her first husband." The farm was bought by Gov. Francis Lovelace. Unfortunately for Lovelace, when New York was seized by the Dutch in a wholly unexpected attack in 1673, Lovelace, who hadn't even been in the city at the time, was the designated fall guy. He was ordered home, clapped in the Tower where he soon died, and his estates were seized. Thus did the Queen's Farm come to the Crown.

One of the heirs, Cornelius Bogardus, had not signed the deed of sale to Lovelace, which was the basis of the suit in 1833. The court ruled that the alleged defect was insufficient to cloud the title, but that in any case, under the doctrine of laches ("equity aids the vigilant and not those who slumber on their rights") rendered the case moot. That seems reasonable. The rights--such as they were--had been slumbered upon for 170 years.

But the court ruled (cheerfully violating another legal principal that cases settled on procedural grounds should not have their substance addressed) that even if the suit had been timely, it would not have succeeded.

Please note that 1833, eight years after the Erie Canal caused New York to begin exploding in its growth, was just at the time when those 275 acres were becoming worth millions. The smell of money, it seems, wakes up the soundest sleeper. 
Jans, Anneke (I882)
 
17 According to the Roll of Honor published June 2, 1899 in the Dunkirk Union newspaper, there is a George Bradley buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Fredonia, New York; this George served in Company G of the 9th NY Cavalry unit during the Civil War. Bradley, George (I701)
 
18 After receiving his degree from Cambridge University, he became the private secretary to Sir William Davison, Secretary of State to Queen Elizabeth. William accompanied Davison on his mission to the Netherlands. Subsequently, he succeeded his father as the Postmaster at Scrooby, an office of high responsibility and influence. He held the post until 1607.

William has been dubbed the leader of the Puritan exodus to New England. He withdrew from the Church, and helped create a Congregationalist society which met Sundays in the drawing room ofhis manor house at Scrooby. In late 1607 or early 1608, William and the Pilgrims went to Amsterdam. They found the English exiles who had earlier arrived there were fiercely involved in doctrinal controversies, and they decided to search further.

They traveled to Leyden in 1609, and remained there for eleven years. William opened a publishing house, primarily for theological works. But the group, now over 300 strong, did not wish to be simply absorbed by another country; the wanted to preserve their English language and traditions. In short, they wished to build a new Christian state. Recognizing that this was nearlyimpossible on the already staked-out Europe, it was decided to go to the Atlantic coast of America.

After several false starts, the Mayflower, with William aboard, set sail for America on September 6, 1620. They arrived in Plymouth, Cape Cod bay, on November 9th. He was the oldest of the Mayflower passengers who celebrated the first Thanksgiving.

William Bradford describes William Brewster thusly:
"he was wise and discreet and well spoken, having a grave and deliberate utterance, of a very cheerful spirit, very sociable and pleasant amongst his friends, of an humble and modest mind, of a peaceable disposition, undervaluing himself and his own abilities...inoffensive and innocent in his live and conversation...he was tender-hearted, and compassionate of such as were in misery, but especially of such as had been of good estate and rank, and were fallen into want and poverty, either for goodness and religion's sake, or by the injury and oppression of others..."

Elder Brewster's biography is as good a place as any to comment on the first Thanksgiving in October, 1621. It was really a unique event; the Pilgrims did not celebrate the next year, or anytime thereafter. The Thanksgiving holiday was not born until President Lincoln declared as such in 1863.

The Indian king Massasoit with about 90 of his men were the guest for three days. They brought five deer to the feast, and four of the Pilgrim men hunted and brought back enough fowl(turkey, geese, pheasant, and other birds) to feed the group for nearly a week. Beer was the primary beverage for everyone, including children [source: The Thanksgiving Primer by the Plimouth Plantation, 1991] 
Brewster, William Elder (I34)
 
19 Alsace Lorraine was considered part of the German Empire from 1871 to 1919, though it has been part of France since 1945. At the time of the 1900 US Census, Alsace Lorraine was part of Germany,and the 1900 US Census shows her birthplace as Germany. Fleisch, Margaret (I791)
 
20 Alternate records show a marriage date of 3 December 1864. Family F23
 
21 alternate spelling: Roland Morgan, Rowland (I4232)
 
22 Although born Harold, he received a name change to Harry Robert Bradley at the time he entered military service. The name Harry appears on his marriage license in 1922.

His daughter Ada says that he recounted the time when, after working in the fields all morning, he and his siblings came in for lunch. Upon arriving, they noticed a woman at the table whomthey did not recognize. As everyone was seated, Harry's father introduced her as "your sister Alice". That was the first time they had ever met their half-sister.

According to his son: Harry, Mildred and the children lived on the farm, but the 43 acres did not produce much income. During World War II Harry took a job at the Curtiss Aircraft plant makingthe P-38 aircraft.

The family sold the farm and moved to town (Silver Creek). After 3-4 years (and after the war, around 1947) Harry bought land in Westfield NY and built a tractor garage and subsequently a farmtractor dealership.

Harry and Mildred always enjoyed going to diners. About 1949 Harry discovered a diner in Jamestown that was being auctioned; he placed the winning bid and had the diner moved to his Westfieldproperty. Harry, Mildred, and son Robert ran the diner for some years, selling the Beacon Diner about 20 years later.

The diner, dealership, and their mobile home were located at 8300 W Main Street, Westfield NY (lat/lon: 42.310196,-79.598667).

Harry served in the US Navy during World War I, being in the Aviation division working on the Curtiss NC-4 flying boat, mostly in Pensacola Florida but also at Rockaway Beach and Newport News. 
Bradley, Harold Robert (I539)
 
23 Anderson, wife Martha, and two children sailed on the ship "Friesland" from Liverpool on 11 August 1909 and arrived in Philadelphia 22 August. Anderson's occupation is listed as "pattern maker". Catherwood, Anderson Cunningham (Andrew) (I95)
 
24 Arrived on the "Friesland" from Liverpool England; James age stated as 57; local friend "Carradus". Salter, James (I96)
 
25 Assumed dead in the war for Pakistan independence. Khan, Mohammad Zaman (I1602)
 
26 Assumedly died in Canton, Ohio but unverified. Catherwood, Andrew George (I139)
 
27 At least one source states she died in Toledo, Ohio, but without a source. Delano, Clarinda (I657)
 
28 Attributed to Dr. Homer LeRoy Shantz in 1924 was a Swiss record of Jacob emigrating from Switzerland to the USA on the ship "Townshead". This information is an an article "The Shantz Family inCanada", but from an unidentified publication. Shanz, Jacob (I8978)
 
29 automobile accident Sherk, Richard Alan (I158)
 
30 automobile accident Hornburg, Linda Lee (I553)
 
31 Based on the reported inscription on his tombstone that stated he died at 74 years of age; 1741 minus 74 is 1667. Other sources, for various reasons, state 1687 as more likely (see:Ancestors of Morris A. Bradley) Bradley, George (I671)
 
32 Before the Revolution he served in the Militia of Citizens under Governor John Wentworth. During the war he was a member of the Commission of Infantry at Kieve March 14, 1776. Estey, Isaac (I616)
 
33 Birthplace for both his parents and the parents of his wife Emma are shown as Pennsylvania in the 1900 Census.

His occupation is shown as "ribbon weaver" on his marriage license. 
Hunsicker, Richard D. (I8956)
 
34 Book 2, page 35|||| Hebert, Robert (I1900)
 
35 Cause of death: chronic nephritis. Salter, James (I96)
 
36 Charles age 22, occupation carpenter; Lucinda age 21. Application number 226097; marriage solemnized by Rev. M. Storgaart, 10514 Kimberly. Family F28
 
37 consanguinity|| Family F1972
 
38 Death caused by being caught in machinery. Stansell, James (I8574)
 
39 Duke of York, asceded the throne on 6 AUG 1385. Plantagenet, Edmund of Langley (I4492)
 
40 During a visit on her 92nd birthday, she recalled some childhood memories:

"We came to this country when I was just three years old, and I remember falling down the gangway when we arrived."

"When I was a little girl, I remember skipping along the sidewalk and tripping over something and really hurting my knee. But I didn't want to tell my mother, because I was afraid she would really get mad. When I got home, she looked at my knee and asked what happened, and I said 'nothing', but my knee kept swelling and getting worse and worse. Finally my dad had to take me to the doctor."

When younger she was called Lucy, and went by Lou later in life. 
Catherwood, Lucinda May (I31)
 
41 Elizabeth's maiden name had been unknown for centuries, though many sources list it as possibly either Juatt or March. Research in the 21st century has uncovered the far more likely Walkersurname.
Some researchers have come to the conclusion that Elizabeth was "a woman of force and social position in the community" (NEHGR, Richard Warren of the Mayflower, by Mrs. WashingtonRoebling). 
Walker, Elizabeth (I648)
 
42 Estimated from 1910 US census Catherwood, Esther Agnes (I138)
 
43 Excerpts from the October 30, 1971 Times Leader (Chardon Ohio) newspaper column titled "Posts' 60 years together a 'good life'":

Most of the large bridges in the county built since 1940 were constructed under his supervision while he was an engineer with the State of Ohio.

The first graduate of Chester High School in 1900, he was born in the Post family homestead, a beautiful century home, on Sperry Road in Chesterland.

After graduation he taught in the district school for awhile before obtaining an engineering degree at Valparaiso University. Then back to teaching a bit before moving to Cleveland to work for the city's engineering department.

The marriage bond of James and Emma Post was 60 years strong Thursday as the quietly celebrated their anniversary at their home in Chesterland.

Mr. Post was a widower with four children when they met in Cleveland. A year later they were married and "Emma raised the children as though they were her own" he said.

At 90, Mr. Post is Chester Township's oldest native born resident.

"Sixty years ago today," Mr. Post recalled, "there was snow on the ground. It was a dreary day. Today it's the complete opposite."

"My father was a veteran of the Civil War. He voted for Lincoln in his second term." The family has been Republican in its politics ever since, he explained.

"If you have a difference of opinion, keep it to yourself" Mr. Post advised young marrieds.

The Posts life has had its sorrows. They were wiped out in the depression and Jean, the only child born to them, died at the age of nineteen. The loss is still keenly felt.

"I never thought we'd live to see our 60th anniversary," Mrs. Post said wonderingly. "Sixty years, woman." Mr. Post teased. "That's a long time." 
Post, James Albert (I28)
 
44 Family history from at least the 1960s asserts that her biological parents were French, who had come to the U.S. before her birth. Later, they returned to France, and five month old Ethel was adopted by the Kieffer family. Family history states the biological father as Charles W. Labau and mother as Lillie Minnie (nee unknown), but outside of family history the author has found no documentary evidence to support the adoption claim, until more recently. While the original book Record of Births of Cuyahoga County* clearly shows Edward and Mary as the parents.

However, this ledger book contains entries that are not in chronological order. For example, the 1884 and 1883 entries are mixed on the page, and the first 1883 entry in the "1883 continued" block is from December. Further, the entry immediately preceding Ethel's is from November, though Ethel was born in August! The author's conclusion is that this ledger entry was made after Ethel's adoption, possibly even the following year.

Eventually a scanned image of the original birth record** was found that identifies Ethel's biological parents. Even this, though, has the failing that it doesn't identify the child's name, only the date, place, and parent information. However, all of the information contained on this card, including the date of birth and identification of the parents (Charles/Lillie Labau), match family legend.

* Pg. 306, Record of Births, Cuyahoga County, Ohio: record #133, name: Eithel Kieffer, birthdate: 13 Aug 1883, birthplace: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, sex: F, color: W, father's name: Edward, mother's name: Mary, parents' residence: 12 Schilling St." https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-23089-34439-29?cc=1932106

** Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003, Cuyahoga Birth returns 1883, scanned image 4309. 
Kieffer, Ethel M. (I29)
 
45 Family history from daughter Lucinda states birthday as 6 January. Catherwood, Anderson Cunningham (Andrew) (I95)
 
46 Family history states she was born 14 Sep 1883. Kieffer, Ethel M. (I29)
 
47 Famous novelist whose works included Little Women Alcott, Louisa May (I8299)
 
48 File Ref: 0-7028-0431-2 Source (S92)
 
49 File Ref: 974 Source (S4)
 
50 File Ref: NEHGR Source (S50)
 

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