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Joe Edge Sheriff 1923-1924

Joe Edge Sheriff 1923-1924

Posted: 8 Aug 2012 11:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Edge, Morse
Does anyone know which Joe/Joseph Edge served as Grant County sheriff 1923-1924?

An article from the GRANT COUNTY HERALD says his father-in-law, Bert Morse, would act as deputy and jailer, but I have not been able to make a connection between EDGE and MORSE.

The name of Sheriff Edge's wife and/or son or even parents/siblings would be appreciated.

Would like to find how he may connect with the rest of my Edge family.

Re: Joe Edge Sheriff 1923-1924

Posted: 8 Aug 2012 2:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello, I am not related. I think I have it figured out. Bert Morse was a stepfather to Joseph Edge, not father-in-law. I found Joseph's obit, which lists his mother, Mrs. Albert Morse. From the census records I found, it looks like Joseph's parents were Thomas & Zaidee (Brandt) Edge. I found the surname Brandt matching up in the Grant county marriage index. Unfortunately, familysearch.org does not have Grant County marriages online to find out who the parents were. Hope this helps. Ruth Pokorny.
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Wisconsin State Journal | Madison, Wisconsin | Tuesday, August 28, 1934 | Page 16

Former Grant Co. Sheriff Is Buried

FENNIMORE — Funeral services for Joseph Edge, 48, former sheriff of Grant county, who died Saturday at a Madison hospital, were held today in the home, the Rev. R. F. Schedtler officiating. Burial was in the Prairie cemetery.
He was born on a farm southwest of the city and later moved with his parents to Fennimore. In the fall of 1922 he was elected sheriff as an independent. For a number of years he was engaged in stockbuying here. A few months ago ill health forced him to retire.
Survivors are the widow; a son, Thomas; his mother, Mrs. Albert Morse; a brother, William, and sister, Mrs. Harry Tuckwood.
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1900 United States Federal Census
Name: Joseph H Edge
Age: 13
Birth Date: Aug 1886
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1900: Mount Ida, Grant, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Thomas Edge
Father's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's Name: Zaidee Edge
Mother's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Edge 43
Zaidee Edge 32
William C Edge 15
Joseph H Edge 13
Pearl Edge 12
Grace Edge 10
George T Edge 8
James Graham 48
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1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Joseph H Edge
Age in 1910: 23
Birth Year: 1887
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1910: Fennimore, Grant, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's Name: Zaidee E Edge
Mother's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Household Members: Name Age
Zaidee E Edge 42
Wm C Edge 25
Joseph H Edge 23
Pearl Edge 22
Grace Edge 20
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1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Joseph H Edge
Age: 33
Birth Year: abt 1887
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1920: Fennimore, Grant, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Nellie Edge
Father's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph H Edge 33
Nellie Edge 33
Thomas B Edge 7
Robert Gerhardt 21
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1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Zaidee Edge
Age: 52
Birth Year: abt 1868
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1920: Fennimore, Grant, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Mother
Marital Status: Widowed[Widow]
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
William Edge 35
Frenda Edge 27
Zaidee Edge 52
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1930 United States Federal Census
Name: Albert L Morse
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1865
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: White
Home in 1930: Fennimore, Grant, Wisconsin
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Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Zaidee Morse
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Name: Emma M Morse
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Occupation:
Education:
Military Service:
Rent/home value:
Age at first marriage:
Household Members: Name Age
Albert L Morse 65
Zaidee Morse 61
Emma M Morse 89
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http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/vitalrecords/

Name Type Date County

Brandt, Zaider Marriage Nov 29 1883 Grant Details
Edge, Thomas Marriage Nov 29 1883 Grant Details

Re: Joe Edge Sheriff 1923-1924

Posted: 11 Aug 2012 2:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Edge, Brandt, Magee, Needham, Beresford, Millard
Thank you so much. The obituary really helped. Once that incorrect "father-in-law, Bert Morse," was clarified as step-father it makes the connection clear.

This Joseph Edge is then my third cousin 2r. His pedigree is as follows:

Son of Thomas Edge (1857 - 1906) & Zardee Brandt.
Thomas is the son of William Edge (1811 - 1881) & Mary Magee.

William is the son of William Edge (1782-1847) & Mary Needham.

William is the son of John Edge (1746-1849) & Elizabeth Beresford.

John is my 4th great grandfather and I am descended through his second wife Hannah Millard.

Again, thank you for your great assistance.

Re: Joe Edge Sheriff 1923-1924

Posted: 16 May 2013 3:39AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,
I Was on the Internet looking up Sheriff Joe Edge and noticed these posts. I am the Great Grandson of Joe Edge of Grant County. My grandfather was Joe's only son Thomas Edge.I know the family linage fairly well and also have pictures.
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