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James J. Sutch

Sean Shraden Hasley (View posts)
Posted: 26 Dec 1999 7:15AM GMT
Looking for information on my greatgreatgradfather James J. Sutch born around 1834 to George Sutch (1804)and Barbara. He married Caroline Leineberger, they lived in Allegheny Co. Pa. Any information on his siblings and family will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Sean
Posted: 24 Jan 2000 3:49PM GMT
Edited: 12 Feb 2004 4:20PM GMT
my grandfathers aunt rose was married to a sutch. i don't know his name but they had a daughter and a son named ruth and elwood.
my grand father was from PA. but i believe his aunt rose live in a different state out east. do you know any of these names?
good luck bridgett

Sutch

Sean Shraden Hasley (View posts)
Posted: 4 Mar 2000 4:18AM GMT
Hello, My information on the Sutch family is very limited. I don't have siblings or family members names. I only know that they lived in Penn in the 1800's.
Sorry,
Sean

ROSE SUTCH

Jill (View posts)
Posted: 31 Jul 2000 3:13PM GMT
Hi Bridgett....Is it possible to find out fomr your mother or father the approximate date/year and place where your Aunt married...you could then search the Marriage records for that place to find the Marriage entry and the name of the Sutch that she married. If you find this inofrmation then you could go from there. I also have a Such newslist...if you wish to subscribe the address is SUCH-L-request@rootsweb.com
Just type Subscribe in the heading and also in the message body. I also have two web sites...Catle La Zouche, where I can list your surname interests....and a private one which you will need a special password to enter. On this site I am building up a big database of Such/Sutch/Zouch birth marriage and Death records...as well as other records. If you would like to join us and have a look, please email me at green-squirrel@xtra.co.nz
Good luck with your research.
Keep Smiling
jill

George W. Sutch

Leslie Hood (View posts)
Posted: 17 Dec 2000 10:53AM GMT
From Allegheny Co. PA records: 27 May 1865; On petition of Andrew, son of George W. Sutch, late of Peebles Twp, dec'd, who died leaving a widow Barbara seven children, to wit: Elizabeth, wife of James McCleary; James; Mary, wife of Henry Shellenberger; William; Maria, wife of S. Parker; Andrew, the petitioner; and Margaret, a minor ward of the petitioner. Petition for division of 56 acres in Peeble Twp.

George W. Sutch

Sean S. Hasley (View posts)
Posted: 19 Dec 2000 11:44AM GMT
Leslie thank you for the information, it was very helpful. I didn't have any information of the family until now. Any help/information will be greatly appreciated. Are you related to George W.?
Thank You,
Sean

Re: ROSE SUTCH

Posted: 17 Nov 2001 5:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Nov 2004 12:40AM GMT
Surnames: Wheland, Sutch, Bowers
Here is the Sutch Info I have, hope it helps. Please let me know if you can add anything to my report.
Thanks
Bill


Descendants of James Sutch, Sr.


Generation No. 1

1. JAMES2 SUTCH, SR. (LAWN1) was born in 20. He married FRANCIS.

Children of JAMES SUTCH and FRANCIS are:
2. i. JAMES3 SUTCH, JR., b. November 10, 1823, Wolf Creek, Mercer Pa or (Perry County Pa??); d. July 28, 1893, Youngstown Ohio.
ii. THOMAS SUTCH.
iii. MARGRET SUTCH.
iv. PRISCILLA SUTCH.
v. SON SUTCH.


Generation No. 2

2. JAMES3 SUTCH, JR. (JAMES2, LAWN1) was born November 10, 1823 in Wolf Creek, Mercer Pa or (Perry County Pa??), and died July 28, 1893 in Youngstown Ohio. He married ELISA CAROLINE. She was born December 19, 1827 in Pa, and died April 15, 1908 in Youngstown Ohio, Mahoning County.

Notes for JAMES SUTCH, JR.:
James Sutch enlisted in the 155th Ohio Volunteer Infrantry (OVI) Company "D" Grand Army of The Republic on 2 May 1864 at the age of 39, he had Blue eyes, Dark Hair and was 5'8" tall. John was a Corporal and spent 4 years in the service. Mustered out with the unit on 27 Aug 1864.

This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, May 8, 1864, to serve one hundred days. It was composed of the Ninety-second Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Pickaway County, and the Forty-fourth Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Mahoning County. Immediately after muster-in the Regiment was orderd to New Creek, W. Va., and upon arrival was sent to Martinsburg, where it performed garrison and escort duty until the 3rd of June, when it was ordered to Washingotn City. Form there it proceeded to the White House, thence to Bermuda Hundred and City Point, where it remained until the 29th, when it was ordered to Norfolk. The Regiment was placed on duty in an entrenched camp near Norfolk. On the 26th of July five hundred men of the One Hundred and Fifth-fifth, with other troops, marched to Elizabeth City, N. C. The expedition returned to Norfolk, where the Regiment remained until the 19th of August, when it was ordered to Ohio for Mustered-Out. It arrived a Camp Dennison on the 24th, and was mustered out August 25, 1864, on expiration of it term of service.

Ref. George Washburn's Journal of Civil War Solders Acct 1168.52

James Sutch Born 10 Nov 1823 in Perry County Pa. d-28 Jul 1893 layed to rest in Oak Hill Cemetery, Youngstown Ohio, Lot 1021. Funeral Director was ORR.



1850 PA Census
Wolf Creek Township
Mercer County PA

James Sutch, age 25, male, Tailor
Eliza C. Sutch, Wife, Age 23 female
Robert A. Sutch, Son, Age 2 months


Wolf Creek Township
The following 1850 census transcription for Wolf Creek Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania was contributed by Richard S. Winder. He has graciously made this transcription freely available to all Mercer County researchers. However, he still retains all rights to this compilation and he should be contacted before any non-private use of this work.

Population Schedules of the 7th Census of the United States, 1850 Record Group 29, Records of the Bureau of the Census, M432, Seventh Census of the U.S., Roll 796Pennsylvania, Mercer County United States National Archives, Washington D.C. 1964Wolf Creek Township Wolfcreek Township, Oct. 14 - Nov. 5, 1850, enumerated by A. W. Snyder Transcription by Richard S. Winder.© 1997 Richard S. Winder, 5614 Woodlands Rd., Sooke, British Columbia, V0S 1N0, Canada. This transcript may be shared as long as this copyright notice remains in place.

Each schedule header shows information in the following order:
1. Schedule number for township/borough (1 schedule per microfilm frame)
2. Frame locator number (Reference numbers on edge of microfilm - they are approximate and do not correspond 1/frame)
3. Date of enumeration

The entries in this transcript show information in the following order:
1. Approximate Line number on the schedule (usually, there are 42 lines per schedule)
2. Dwelling number for township, in order of visitation
3. Family number for township, in order of visitation
4. Name (Name of family member since June, 1850, with head of household listed first)
5. Age (m = months, originally shown as twelfth fractions of a year)
6. Sex
7. Race (According to the schedules, B = Black, M = Mulatto, W = White. Most were left as a blank, probably meaning W)
8. Occupation of males 16 and over
9. Value of property in $
10.Birthplace (Pa. = Pennsylvania)
11.Note (See codes below)

Codes for notes section:
A = Art (a child, possibly Ths., drew a rather interesting face on this part of the schedule).
B = Blind
D = Deaf Dd = Deaf and dumb
E = Adults that cannot read or write English
I = "Idiot" or "Idiotic" (enumerator's term)
In = Insane
M = Married within last year
Mp = Married in PA
P = "Pauper"
Nc = "Non. Com." (Non-communicative?)
Oo = Family number out of order on schedule
S = Attended School within last year
T = Twin
W = Widow (recorded as a "W" next to the name)
*Dw = Dwelling no. corrected from this point down
*V = Visit no. out of order, corrected from this point down to prevent overlap conflicts Number of individuals listed: 2038

Schedule No. 1, Frame No. 844, Enumeration Date 14 Oct 1850
1 1 1 SUTCH, James 25 M Tailor 40 Pa.
2 1 1 SUTCH, Eliza C. 23 F Pa.
3 1 1 SUTCH, Robert A. 2 M Pa.

76. 1850 Census [1]
Wolf Creek Township The following 1850 census transcription for Wolf Creek Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania was contributed by Richard S. Winder. He has graciously made this transcription freely available to all Mercer County researchers....
http://www.rootsweb.com/~pamercer/PA/Census1850/1850wc.htm (text/html) , 152182 bytes


James Sutch, Youngstowns first Merchant Tailor and a Civil War Soldier. James had a Wife & 5 sons. James joined the Ohio Guard and saw action at some of the great battles of the Civil War. Two of his sons; Rober 14 and John 16 ran away from home and served as drummer boys in the Civil War. After their discharge the boys worked as nailers at the Brown-Bonnell Mill in Youngstown.

James is buried in the Youngstown Oak Hill Cemetery and has a government marker with the following inscription
GAR Lot 1021
Corp D 155 O.V.I.
Died 1893

SD; 8, ED-141
House 214, Family 218
James Sutch Corporal, Comp D, 155 OVI
Enlisted 2 May 1864, Discharged 21 Aug 1864, 3 yrs 25 days.

James shows up in the 1880 Census of Ohio


More About JAMES SUTCH, JR.:
Burial: July 1893, Oak Hill Cemetery, Youngstown Ohio, Mahoning County
Fraternal Organizations: July 09, 1868, Odd Fellow Records
Military service: May 02, 1864, Company "D" 155th Ohio Volnteer Infantry

More About ELISA CAROLINE:
Burial: April 1908, Youngstown Ohio, Mahoning County, Oak Hill Cemetery

Children of JAMES SUTCH and ELISA CAROLINE are:
i. ROBERT A.4 SUTCH, b. 1849, Wolf Creek Mercer Couny Pa; d. May 16, 1898, Youngstown Ohio, Mahoning County; m. PRISALLA E. GEORGE, November 27, 1872.

Notes for ROBERT A. SUTCH:
Robert is a veteran of the Civil War, he was a Musician (drummer boy) in the 155th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI) Unit "H". He ran away from home at the age of 14 along with his brother to follow his father and join the Army. Robert is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Sect 2, Lot 1021. He has a Government provided headstone. Robert worked as a Nailer at the Bonnel Mill In Youngstown Ohio.


This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, May 8, 1864, to serve one hundred days. It was composed of the Ninety-second Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Pickaway County, and the Forty-fourth Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Mahoning County. Immediately after muster-in the Regiment was orderd to New Creek, W. Va., and upon arrival was sent to Martinsburg, where it performed garrison and escort duty until the 3rd of June, when it was ordered to Washingotn City. Form there it proceeded to the White House, thence to Bermuda Hundred and City Point, where it remained until the 29th, when it was ordered to Norfolk. The Regiment was placed on duty in an entrenched camp near Norfolk. On the 26th of July five hundred men of the One Hundred and Fifth-fifth, with other troops, marched to Elizabeth City, N. C. The expedition returned to Norfolk, where the Regiment remained until the 19th of August, when it was ordered to Ohio for Mustered-Out. It arrived a Camp Dennison on the 24th, and was mustered out August 25, 1864, on expiration of it term of service.

Robert A. (Satch) Sutch spell wrong in the Unit listing. Joined the OVI Unit "H" of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) 2 May 1864, 100 days of duty and mustered out on 27 Aug 1864 with the unit.

Reference: George Washburn's Journal of Civil War Soldeers Account number 1168.52.

Robert was a member of TOD Post 29 GAR in Youngstown Ohio. Sccession Descriptive book 86.68.37.

Robert was 12 years old when the census of 1860 was taken. Ref the census of 1860 dated 14 Jul, Page 149.

Mahoning County, Oak Hill Cemetery Sect 2
Civil War
GOV
GAR 29 Lot 1021, Musician Unit "H" 155 OVI



More About ROBERT A. SUTCH:
Burial: May 1898, Youngstown Ohio, Mahoning County, Oak Hill Cemetery
Military service: May 02, 1864, 155th Ohio Voleteer Infantry, Musician (drummer boy)

More About ROBERT SUTCH and PRISALLA GEORGE:
Marriage: November 27, 1872

3. ii. JOHN H. SUTCH, b. November 30, 1850, Wolf Creek Mercer Couny Pa; d. June 02, 1887, Youngstown Ohio, Mahoning County.
iii. ELLA SUTCH, b. 1853; d. Youngstown Ohio, Mahoning County.

More About ELLA SUTCH:
Burial: Youngstown Ohio, Mahoning County, Oak Hill Cemetary Lot 1021

iv. CAROLINE VIRGINIA SUTCH, b. October 23, 1854, Wolf Creek Mercer Couny Pa; d. March 18, 1914, Youngstown Ohio, Mahoning County; m. JAMES MYRON PETTIT; b. August 18, 1876, Youngstown Ohio, Mahoning County; d. July 27, 1914, Youngstown Ohio, Mahoning County.

More About CAROLINE VIRGINIA SUTCH:
Burial: March 1914, Youngstown Ohio, Mahoning County, Oak Hill Cemetary Lot 1021

More About JAMES MYRON PETTIT:
Burial: July 1914, Youngstown Ohio, Mahoning County, Oak Hill Cemetary Lot 1021


Generation No. 3

3. JOHN H.4 SUTCH (JAMES3, JAMES2, LAWN1) was born November 30, 1850 in Wolf Creek Mercer Couny Pa, and died June 02, 1887 in Youngstown Ohio, Mahoning County. He married MARY ANN MERDITH, daughter of MATTHEW MERDITH and MARY MARSHALL. She was born November 07, 1847 in Wilmington, Del or Philaephia Pa, and died April 26, 1937 in Youngstown Ohio, Mahoning County.

Notes for JOHN H. SUTCH:

Civil War Vet
Government Marker
GAR Lot 1021 Oak Hill Cemetery, Youngstown Ohio
Musician Corp D 155 O.V.I
Died 1893
Buried on top of Robert Sutch

Shows up in the 1880 Ohio Census, Soundex code S320.

Mary A. Sutch widow of John Sutch, House 196- Family 124, Drummer

155th Regiment Ohio Vol. Infantry. Mustered in May 8, 1864 at Camp Dennison, Ohio by Robert Smith, Capt. 2d U.S. Cavalry. Mustered out 27 Aug 1864 at Camp Dennison. James Sutch was a corporal 39 yrs old May 2, 1864; 100 days must out 27 Aug 1864
John Sutch Musician, 13 yrs old 2 may 1864.

Roster of Ohio Solders 1861 - 66 Vol. IX.gv

John was the superintendent of the Nail factory of Brown Bonnell Mill, Youngstown Ohio.

Harry Wheland has the Official Discharge Papers Signed by Abe Lincoln with the following words.

Registered # 22369 Ed Lounfeud Asst. Adjutant General Discharge Paper

The United States Volunteer Service Musician John Sutch, 155 Ohio Nat'l Guard by President Abraham Lincoln. At the Executive Mansion, Washington City, Sept 10, 1864

Executive Order For 100 Days Service

The President thanks and certificate of Honorable Service to: Musician John Sutch
Whereas the President of the United States has made the following executive order, returning thanks to the Ohio Volunteers for One Hundred Days to wit:

The term of one hundred days, for which the National Guard of Ohio Volunteered, having expired, the President directs an official acknowledgment be made of their patriotic and valuable service during the recent campaigns. The term of service of their enlistment was short, but distinguished by memorable events. In the valley of the Shenandoah, on the Peninsula, in the operation-- The James River, around Petersburg and Richmond, in the Battle of (Mohocacy or Monocracy) and in the entrenchment's of Washington, and in other important service, the National Guard of Ohio performed with alacrity the duty of Patriotic Volunteers, for which they are entitled to, and are hereby tendered, through the Governor of their state, the National Thanks.
The Secretary of WAR is directed to transmit a copy of this order to the Governor of Ohio, and to cause a certificate of their Honorable service to be delivered to the Officers and Soldiers of the Ohio National Guard who recently served in the Military Force of the United States as volunteers for one hundred days.

Now therefore, this certificate of thanks and of honorable service is conferred on Musician John Sutch in to ken of his having served as a volunteer for one hundred days in Company D, 155 Regiment of Ohio National Guard.
Given under my hand at the city of Washington, this 15 day of Dec in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty four.

By the President Abraham Lincoln
Edwin W. Stanton Pres.
Secretary of War


155th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry
_______________

ONE HUNDRED DAYS' SERVICE
_______________

This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, May 8, 1864, to serve one hundred days. It was composed of the Ninety-second Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Pickaway County, and the Forty-fourth Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Mahoning County. Immediately after muster-in the Regiment was ordered to New Creek, W. Va., and upon arrival was sent to Martinsburg, where it performed garrison and escort duty until the 3rd of June, when it was ordered to Washington City. From there it proceeded to White House, thence to Bermuda Hundred and City Point, where it remained until the 29th, when it was ordered to Norfolk. The Regiment was placed on duty in an entrenched camp near Norfolk. On the 26th of July five hundred men of the One Hundred and Fifth-fifth, with other troops, marched to Elizabeth City, N. C. The expedition returned to Norfolk, where the Regiment remained until the 19th of August, when it was ordered to Ohio for Mustered-out. It arrived at Camp Dennison on the 24th, and was mustered out August 25, 1864, on expiration of its term of service.

John was 13 when he enlisted in hte OVI, GAR. He had Gray color eyes, Light Hair and stood 5'0" tall. After his discharge form the OVI he worked as a nailer at the Brown-Bonnell Mill in Yooungstown and Lived at 1409 Poland Ave, Yooungstown Ohio and at 1215 Oak Hill Ave.

John was listed as nine (9) yeaars old during the census of 11860. Ref Census of 1860 dated 14 Jul, Page 149.




More About JOHN H. SUTCH:
Burial: June 02, 1887, Youngstown Ohio, Mahoning County, Oak Hill Cemetary Lot 1021
Fact 1: Drummer boy in Civil War
Fact 2: 155 Division of the Ohio Volenteer Infrantry
Medical Information: Gray Eyes and Light Color Hair.
Military service: May 02, 1864, Enlisted as Drummer, age 13

More About MARY ANN MERDITH:
Burial: 1937, Youngstown Ohio, Mahonong County, Oak Hill Cemetary

Children of JOHN SUTCH and MARY MERDITH are:
i. ELLEN5 SUTCH, b. 1853.
ii. LAVERN SUTCH.
4. iii. LOTTIE VIRGINIA SUTCH, b. June 20, 1872, Youngstown Ohio; d. June 07, 1926, Youngstown Ohio.


Generation No. 4

4. LOTTIE VIRGINIA5 SUTCH (JOHN H.4, JAMES3, JAMES2, LAWN1) was born June 20, 1872 in Youngstown Ohio, and died June 07, 1926 in Youngstown Ohio. She married EDWIN LONZO WHELAND, SR.1 1892 in Youngstown Ohio, son of DAN WHELAND and MARY MERIDITH. He was born 1873, and died October 26, 1950 in Youngstown Ohio.

Notes for LOTTIE VIRGINIA SUTCH:
Lottie Sutch Wheland was one of the most popular East Side girls in the 1890's. She was the daughter of John and Mary Meridith Sutch and on both sides she came from revolutionary stock. Her grandfather on her paternal side was James Sutch, Youngstown's first Merchant Tailor, the Sutch family lived for many yrs on Summit Ave. On her maternal side Mrs. Wheland was represented by the distinguished Marshall and Meridith families of Maryland. Her grandfather Matthew Jones Meridith (a descendant of John Paul Jones) was Youngstowns first carriage maker and was in business on East Federal Street following the
Civil War. Matthews's wife Mary Marshall Meridith was a descendant of Chief Justice John Marshall.

Info obtained from the Youngstown Telegram, June 19, 1926 Ester Hamilton Page.

OBITUARY:
Youngstown Telegram Tuesday 8 June 1926

ILL BUT ONE DAY
Mrs. Lottie Virginia Wheland, Oak Park, Dies

Mr. Lottie Virginia Wheland, aged 54, wife of Edwin Wheland Sr. 24 Oak Park, died Monday at 4:50 P.M. after one days illness from acute indigestion.

Lottie was born here June 20, 1872, the Daughter of Mrs. Mary Meridith (Sutch) and the late John Sutch and has lived here her entire life and was a member of Maccabees, the Union Label League, and other social organizations. She belonged to the Trinity M. E. Church.

Surviving is her mother, the following children. Paul H. Wheland, Edwin L. Wheland Jr., and Mrs. Clarence Roman Smith, all of this city and four grandchildren. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Ella Mc Carthy, of New York City.

The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 PM in ORR's Funeral Home, Lincoln and Bryson St. with Rev. Hammaker officiating. Interment in the North Lima Cemetery.

As I was growing up I always heard not to eat cucumbers because Lottie (Grandma) had died from eating cucumbers.
Article in the Youngstown Vindicator by Esther Hamilton.

Lottie Sutch Wheland
Died at home in Oak Park Dr. was one of the most popular East Side girls in the 1890's. She was the daughter of John & Mary Meridith Sutch and on both sides she came from revolutionary stock. Her grandfather on her paternal side was James Sutch, Youngstowns first Merchant Tailor, the Sutch family resided for many years on Summit Ave.

James Sutch distinguished himself as a gallant soldier of the Northern Army in the Civil War. He enlisted leaving his wife and five children at home. His two sons John and Bob, 16 & 14 ran away following their father & enlisted as drummer boys, serving throughout the 4 yrs of the rebellion. On their return they both became Nailers at the Brown-Bonnell Mill and were extensively know here.

On her maternal side the late Mrs. Wheland was represented by the distinguished Marshall & Meridith families of Maryland. Her grandfather Matthew Jones Meridith descendant of John Paul Jones was Youngstown first carriage maker and was in business on East Federal Street following the Civil War. His wife was Mary Marshall Meridith, a descendant of Chief Justice John Marshall.

Youngstown Telegram, 19 June 1926. Article by Ester Hamilton
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The Maccabees

The Maccabees, both men and women, had lodges in most of the small communities in the county and were quite active, primarily in doctoring the ill, providing relief for families in dire straits, and, otherwise, just socializing. Most had some kind of fund-raiser once or twice a year--an ox roast, a carnival of sorts. The respondents recall the Maccabees with a great deal of affection and clearly view them as a "civilizing" force in what was actually a wild setting (an oil and gas boom taking place in miserable swamp conditions).

Date: Tue, 2 Aug 1994 13:43:54 EDT
This is an Oral History. It deals with the lives of people in southern Wood County, Ohio, between the 1880s and 1930s.
Estella Wagner was born in Rudoph, Wood County, Ohio, in 1880. She married Joe McDonald, an oil well driller, in 1898, right at the height of an oil and gas boom taking place in northwestern Ohio. "Stella" (as she was known to her women friends) or "Mrs. McDonald" (as she was known affectionately by others), died in 1982 at the age of 102 years old. This interview was conducted in 1965 when she was 85 years old, still keeping her own house and still sewing quilts for her children and grandchildren. Rudolph is and was a town of about 500 people, Cygnet is about the same size, Mermill maybe 50. Bowling Green is less than five miles away, in the 1920s, a town of about 4,000.
"I joined the, what they called the Lady Maccabees then. It is now known as the WAB--the Women's Benefit Association. And I joined that when I first moved to Rudolph. And I remember that Mrs. Dr. Cranston and Mrs. George Ford came down and had me to sign a card. And I was initiated at that time, and from that time on I have been real active in the organization. Our meetings were held over in the brick building on the corner there where the drug store used to be and where Richardson's store--Richardson's store was formerly there and I think the building burned--and that's where we held our lodge at first. That is, when I joined. And then we moved across into the opera house. We had quite an opera house there. It used to have home talent plays and everything was just, just fine. Mrs. Martin Hanna used to help with the plays and, Stella Reese--that was Mrs. Hanna's sister--and there was some wonderful plays there. Admission was about 25 cents. And some, that's where we used to have our graduating exercise from Rudolph high school, too.
And after we had this fire, why, everything we had mostly burned, and we, we had to make some money. So we had, we decided to have a carnival. And that was in the about 1920--'26 I think. And our carnival was certainly a success. We had an ox roast and we gave away free sandwiches and all kind of amusement. I collected the money for this ox roast. I went around and people, different ones, donated money. I know Mr. Graham here, in Cygnet, he sent me five dollars and everybody was quite generous. But we bought that ox and had it roasted and delivered to Rudolph on a truck. We had it roasted at Hoytville. And we had that right in front of Ross Stockwell's hardware then. Albert Stockwell had the grocery store there. And so some of the boys, of course, Albert donated their time and they cut up that ox and we had our, had our buns there and they served free sandwiches. And that was quite a drawing card, you know. And we made a nice bunch of money. And that's where we bought our furniture to start up again over in the opera house. And we still have a few of the chairs, yet, up at the civic center.
We just celebrated our 74th anniversary, just last week. And we still had a nice crowd out. And that lodge did an awful lot of good work in Rudolph. At that time there was no hospitals and we used to go in and, oh, we would sew and we would take care of the sick. And I remember so well when my father passed away in 1925 and of Mrs. McClure coming and getting my wash and taking it home and doing it. I was staying over with my father and mother then. He was ill just ten days. Ferne Mercer, she brought me pie. Mae Bechtel, she brought me pie. And they kinda looked after my family. And the WBA Lodge always was looking around for where they could do some good for somebody. And I think an awful lot of the WBA Lodge. And I have been a member of that lodge for 60 years. And it was at that time that it was called the Maccabees. And, oh, I have been president of that lodge off-and-on for, oh, the last 25 years. And now at this late date, I am still president of that order.
We still have members. We have, Mrs. Killian. I think Mrs. Killian is about 93. And, Mrs. Cupp, Clara Cupp in Bowling Green. She's also a member. And she's near her nineties, too.
Our lodge dues has never changed very much. They have remained about the same, at least mine has for over a period of fifty-some years.
I joined the Royal Neighbors when they were organized over at Mermill. And I am now a member at Bowling Green--have been a member for 40 years. And I carry life insurance in the Royal Neighbors. I, I'm not an active member, but I go once in a while. And I've enjoyed it very much when we did have meetings, but I don't attend their meetings now. Over at Mermill. That's where I joined. We rented a hall there. I used to ride over to the meetings with Mrs. Burt Eckert. She belonged over there, too. Oh, I imagine we had 50 or 60 members over there. And, as people moved away and as the oil families moved away, why, there wasn't enough to have lodge over there and to support a hall, so we consolidated and went to Bowling Green.
Joseph_Arpad@CSUFresno.edu

2 Aug 1994 11:47:25 -0400". [Subj: Maccabees
*More than you ever want to know about the Maccabees*: The Knights of the Maccabees was a fraternal benefit association of a type extremely popular in the United States in the late 1800s. In 1896, it had 182,000 members, more than a third of whom were in Michigan -- which partially explains the extremely large number of Michigan farm worker members in the survey in comparison to other groups. The Maccabees, begun in Ontario in 1878 but completely reorganized in Michigan in1881. Originally it operated on an assessment basis: whenever a member died, each living member was assessed 10 cents to go into a pot to provide the widow $1000. After reorganization, it became much more sophisticated, collecting monthly assessments based on payouts. By the 1890s it provided not only death benefits but also sick benefits of $4 to $10/week; total and permanent disability benefits of $50, $200, or $300 annually (depending on the size of your assessment); $175-$2000 for loss of hands, eyes, feet, etc.; funeral benefits, and so on. Acceptable members were "All white persons of cound bodily health and good moral character, socially acceptable, between eighteen and fifty-two years of age." Coal miners, "aeronauts" and other dangerous professions excluded. Manufacturers sellers, and drinkers of likker also excluded.
The Maccabees were one of the more successful of fraternal benefit societies which sprung up after the Civil War. Many insurance companies were not interested in sales to ordinary people and there was little in the way of "safety nets". Groups like the Maccabees, Foresters, Woodmen, and so on provided a safety net along with pleasant social meetings and other gatherings. Each had its own ritual legend -- the Foresters, Robin Hood, for example, and the Maccabees the story of Mattathias Maccabee and his sons, the leaders of the Jewish revolt against Syrian desecration of the Temple.
The Ladies of the Maccabees were organized in the mid-1880s and not at first recognized by the Knights, but persistence paid off, and according to Albert C. Stevens, (in 1896), "Its successful career has surprised many, even among its well-wishers, and has shown that women may safely be intrusted with the conduct and management of many of the broader business affairs of life."
I think that the flourishing of fraternal orders in the post Civil War period is a fascinating and sadly neglected subject. I hope some of you younger spriggins will get interested and do some studies. It's wide open.
My principal source of information is Albert C. Stevens, _Cyclopedia of Fraternities_ second edition, (New York, 1907; reprinted by Galed Research Company Detroit, 1966), a tremendous work. A valuable, recent source is Alvin J. Schmidt, _Fraternal Organizations_ vol. 3 of The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Institutions (an extremely valuable series see, for example, (ahem) Vol.10), (Wesport, CT, 1980). Schmidt details how many of the truly success- ful fraternal benefit societies, like the Maccabees, became mutual insurance companies in the mid-20th century, as interest in fraternalism declined. As long as I am blathering on, I might mention an interesting mid-stream book, also reprinted by Gale: Arthur Preuss, _A Dictionary of Secret and Other Societies_(1924). Preuss had a lot of valuable follow-up information on groups which Stevens had earlier written about, but he approached them from a very different point of view: a strict Roman Catholic anti-secret society one. He didn't simply dislike the Masons, Oddfellows, Maccabees, and so on, he was also against the Boy Scouts, Campfire Girls, and was very suspicious of the Knights of Columbus.

Fri, 5 Aug 1994 14:18:56 EDT
One further thought on the survey of Michigan male farm workers and their organizations. The overwhelming majority of the organizations were like the Maccabees -- they were fraternal benefit societies. These groups obviously played a very important role in rural America of the time in providing a "safety net" for illness, disability, and death, while at the same time playing a very important social role in the days before all of our modern diversions. Of the 55 groups, two, the APA and the Orangemen were nativist-anti-Catholic. The one member of the Knights of the Golden Circle puzzles me because that had been a "copperhead" secret organization in the North during the Civil War and presumably long dead. Two, the Masons and the Knights of St. John were purely fraternal with no insurance benefits and generally limited to the more affluent because of high initiation costs. The Good Templars were a temperance group. The Oddfellows and Knights of Pythias "took care of their own" but did not , strictly speaking have formal insurance benefits. The K of L and Bro of RR Trackmen were labor unions. The Brotherhood and Haro Zaro are unknown to me and I would be delighted if anyone could fill me in.
So, I emphasize what I said earlier, I think the role of fraternal organizations of men, women, and mixed, in rural communities during those decades would be wonderfully interesting to study.
Lowell Dyson



More About LOTTIE VIRGINIA SUTCH:
Burial: June 09, 1926, North Lima Cemetery, North Lima Ohio

Notes for EDWIN LONZO WHELAND, SR.:
Mr. Wheland was employed by the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie (P & L E) Railroad Company from July 2, 1895 to November 30, 1938. Edwin retired from the railroad 30 Nov 1938 with 43 years and 5 months of dedicated service as a Locomotive Engineer. Upon his retirement Edwin was entitled to receive an annuity under the Railroad Retirement Act of 23 Jan 1939.

OBITUARY:
On 26 Oct 1950, Edwin L. Wheland Sr. Age 78 died of a heart aliment at 12:10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Hospital. Born 3 May 1873 in Youngstown, he was the son of Dan & Mary Wheland. He retired as an engineer with the P & L E Railroad in 1938 and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainsmen and the Grace Methodist Church. His wife the former Lottie Sutch died in 1926 at the age of 54.

Mr. Wheland leaves two sons, Edwin L. Jr. & Paul H. of Youngstown, a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Smith of Boardman: 10 Grand Children and 5 Great-Grand children. Mr. Wheland will lay in state at the Shriver Allison North Side Funeral Home. No Birth Certificate was on file at the Mahoning Country Court House. According to the clerk (12 May 1997) birth certificates were not required when he was born. Mr. Wheland is buried in the North Lima Ohio Cemetery North Lima Ohio. No marker was ever place on his or his wife's grave.

Mr. Wheland was 77 yrs, 5 months and 23 days old at the time of his death.
Death Certificate Reg. Dist No 798, Primary Reg Dist No. 8359, State File No. 100769, Registrar's No. 1685. Youngstown Ohio Court House.


More About EDWIN LONZO WHELAND, SR.:
Burial: October 28, 1950, North Lima Cemetery, North Lima Ohio
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Retirement: November 30, 1938, Retire form Pittsburgh & Lake Erie (P&LE) RailRoad

Marriage Notes for LOTTIE SUTCH and EDWIN WHELAND:







More About EDWIN WHELAND and LOTTIE SUTCH:
Marriage: 1892, Youngstown Ohio

Children of LOTTIE SUTCH and EDWIN WHELAND are:
i. PAUL H.6 WHELAND., m. GERTTIE.

Notes for PAUL H. WHELAND.:
Paul was hooked on Paregoric and kept a spoon in his sock, when he came to our house my dad would get mad at him about the Paregoric. Dad would take his spoon and break it so he could not use it. Don't remember much about Paul, I guess he was not welcome to how home.

More About PAUL H. WHELAND.:
Fact 1: Fireman P&LE Railroad

ii. VIRGINA LOTTIE WHELAND, m. CLARENCE ROMAN SMITH, SR.; b. December 09, 18972; d. June 19702.

Notes for VIRGINA LOTTIE WHELAND:
Milliner

Notes for CLARENCE ROMAN SMITH, SR.:
[Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2 M-Z, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Dec 26, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.5.78128.184]

Individual: Smith, Clarence
Social Security #: 298-09-9574
SS# issued in: Ohio

Birth date: Dec 9, 1897
Death date: Jun 1970


Residence code: Ohio

ZIP Code of last known residence: 44512
Primary location associated with this ZIP Code:

Youngstown, Ohio




More About CLARENCE ROMAN SMITH, SR.:
Fact 1: Social Security #: 298-09-9574????2
Fact 2: SS# issued in: Ohio2
Fact 3: Social Security #: 273-01-8921????
Fact 4: February 27, 1903, Born ???
Fact 5: September 01, 1984, Died????
Fact 6: All Smiths buried in Forestlawn Cemetary

iii. ELLA WHELAND, m. MC CARTHY.
iv. EDWIN LONZO WHELAND, JR., b. April 09, 1902, Esplen Pa.; d. June 06, 1966, Youngstown Ohio, Mahoning County; m. HELEN ALFREDIA BOWERS, May 29, 1924, Warren Ohio; b. December 05, 1907, Clairton Pa; d. July 22, 1978, Youngstown Ohio, Mahoning County.

Notes for EDWIN LONZO WHELAND, JR.:
Place of Birth: Espon, Espau ? Pa.
Date: 5 Dec 1907.
Birth Certificate # 372639, Primary Dist. # 121
Bureau of vital statistics Pennsylvania. File # 162483-07 Register #10
Dad wrote Harrisburg PA for his birth certificate, had trouble due to court house burning down.

Death Certificate Youngstown Ohio court house Reg. Dist No 50, Primary Reg 5001,Registrar's # 1395
Buried in Lake Park Cemetery, Lot 65 in section S. Graves 1 & 2.

Dad work for the WPA and took Punch with him to work.

Dad was a member of the United Steel Workers Local Union 2163 and he was a member of the eagle in Youngstown.

Dad was a Lumber Jack for a while. I remember the story he told about the logging camp. There were some wild chickens at the camp but no one wanted to eat them. He said he would catch one and cook it up but would not tell anyone what he was eating because they thought he was crazy for eating wild chickens.

Dad had hands twice a big as my hands are and he had a split down the center of his thumb on his right hand. He said he had cut it with an axe and the doctor had put cotton between the split to stop the blood. This prevented his thumb from healing correct and he always had the crease in his thumb ever after.

I remember the story that him and his friends took the doctors buggy, (doctors use to visit with horse and buggy) apart and put if back together again on top of the barn.

I remember the story he told about stepping on the spike of a cat fish and his foot got infected. He was standing in front of his house talking to someone in a buggy when it rolled forward over his foot with the infection and if forced out all the infection and his foot got better.

I remember the story he told about having sinus problem, he went to the doctor, the doc asked him if he really wanted to get rid of the sinus problem and if he could take a little pain. He said yes. The doctor told him to lace his fingers together and put them over his forehead and close his eyes. The doctor pulled back and hit him right on his hands which knocked all the infection out of his sinus. He never had another sinus problem after that.

I remember the story he told about how they corrected kids that were bad in school. They would spread hard corn on the floor in a corner and they would make the kids roll up their pant leg and kneel on the corn. They would also would take them to the basement of the school and use a rubber hose on them.

Dad was also a Steam engine Fireman, he would shovel the coal into the steam engine.

Dad worked for Brinks Armored Car Service part time. He worked for 30 yrs at the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Steel company as a torch repairman.

More About EDWIN LONZO WHELAND, JR.:
Burial: June 09, 1966, Lake Park Cemetary, Youngstown Ohio
Burial Lot, Sec & Grave: Lot # 65, Sec "S", Grave #1, #13239
Cause of Death: Coranery Thrombosis
Funeral Home: Shriver Allison
Occupation: Elevator reapir man in Michigan
Residence: 1204 Charlotte Ave Youngstown Ohio
Social Security Number: 278-10-1060

Notes for HELEN ALFREDIA BOWERS:
Mom's Grandfather Snyder (mom's mom's dad) lived by Turtle Creek, South East of Pittsburgh PA
Mom's sisters Esther & Jeannette worked at Westinghouse in East Pittsburgh.

Buried in Lake Park Cemetery, Midlothian Boulevard, Youngstown Ohio. Lot # 65 in section S. grave 2.

Place of birth: Allegheny county, Borough is Clariton.
Date: 5 Dec 1907
Birth Certificate # 372639, Primary Dist. # 121.
Bureau of vital statistics Pennsylvania. File # 162483-07
Registered # 10.


Mom lived on Park Ave in Clairton Pa.

More About HELEN ALFREDIA BOWERS:
Age at Death (Facts Pg): July 22, 1978, 70
Burial: July 1978, Lake Park Cemetary, Youngstown Ohio
Burial Lot, Sec & Grave: Lot #65, Sec "S", Grave # 2, #18926
Cause of Death: Stroke, Heart Failure
Fact 2: 21 Years Old when Married
Fact 4: She was a Clerk
Funeral Home: Shriver-Allison-Courtley
Residence: 110 State St. Hubbard Ohio
Social Security Number: 296-28-4614

Marriage Notes for EDWIN WHELAND and HELEN BOWERS:
Mom lived on Park Ave in Clairton Pa, Born 7 Dec 1907

More About EDWIN WHELAND and HELEN BOWERS:
Death of one spouse: June 06, 1966, Youngstown Ohio, Mahoning County
Marriage: May 29, 1924, Warren Ohio
Marriage Fact: May 29, 1924, Married in Warren Ohio



Endnotes

1. Death Certificate.
2. Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 5, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: Dec 26, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.112.5.78128.184



Re: James A. Sutch, Sr. Obit

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Posted: 26 Mar 2005 2:50AM GMT
Classification: Obituary
"Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Fri., March 25, 2005 Obits
Sutch James A. Sr.
On Wed., March 23, 2005, age 78, of the Masonic Village, Sewickley. Beloved husband of the late Helen Trdinich Sutch; loving father of Debbie Wiseman of Allison Park & Jim Sutch Jr. of Ingomar & cherished grandfather of Stephen Wiseman. Mr. Sutch was a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran & a Masonic member of the McKinley Struckrath Lodge #318....H.P. Brandt Funeral Home Inc....Entombment Allegheny Co. Memorial Park...
www.brandtfuneralhome.com
Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb"
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