Person:Mary Nash (54)

Mary A. Nash
b.6 Aug 1845 , Wayne, MI
d.15 Oct 1915 Fortine, Lincoln, MT
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Name Mary A. Nash
Gender Female
Birth? 6 Aug 1845 , Wayne, MI
Death? 15 Oct 1915 Fortine, Lincoln, MT
Burial? Fortine Cemetery, Fortine, Lincoln, MT

CENSUS 1870 Federal Census, Tuscola Co., MI. Elkland, page 11. Philetus R. Weydemeyer, age 31, M, W, general merchant, real estate = $1300., personal estate = $1000., born NJ. Mary E. Weydemeyer [wife], age 25, born MI, keeps house. Homer Weydemeyer, age 2, born MI. Warren Weydemeyer, [no age], dealer in dry goods, real estate = $1300., personal estate = $1000., born MI.

1880 Federal Census, Tuscola Co., MI, Cass City. Philetus Weydemeyer, age 41, hardware merchant, born NJ, father born NJ. Mary Weydemeyer, wife, [no age], keeps house, born MI. Homer C. Weydemeyer, age 11, at school, b. MI. Harry P. Weydemeyer, age 2, born MI. Jenette Bond, W, F, age 15, boarder, listed as housekeeper. 1900 United States Federal Census about Mary E Weydemeyer Name: Mary E Weydemeyer [May L Weidemeyer] Home in 1900: Cass, Tuscola, Michigan Age: 54 Birth Date: Aug 1845 Birthplace: Michigan Race: White Ethnicity: American Gender: Female Relationship to head-of-house: Head Father's Birthplace: Vermont Mother's Birthplace: New York Mother: number of living children: 2 Mother: How many children: 2 Marriage Year: 1865 Marital Status: Married Years Married: 35 Residence : Cass City Village, Tuscola, Michigan Household Members: Name Age Mary E Weydemeyer 54 168 170 WEYDEMEYER Mary, head, w, f, Aug 1845, 55, M, 35, 2, 2, MI, VT, NY, _, _, _, _, _, _, yes, yes, yes, O, M, H. John Chapman Laing & wife Sarah Weydemeyer listed on same census page. Mary's husband was in Montana at this time, Howard Johnston note.

WEYDEMEYER, PHILETUS (1910 U.S. Census) MONTANA , LINCOLN, SCHOOL DIST 14Age: 71, Male, Race: WHITE, Born: MISeries: T624 Roll: 833 Page: 19 26 27 Weydemeyer, Philetus, head, m, w, 71, M 1, 45, -, -, b. New Jersey.

                                Mary E., wife, f, w, 64, M 1, 45, 4, 1, b. Michigan.

HISTORY: "A good share of the homesteaders who came to the Fortine area at this time settled in the Mud Creek - Grave Creek section. From Michigan came a whole tribe of relatives and acquaintances from the vicinity of Detroit, some of whom remained to become long-time residents of the valley. On upper Mud Creek there were Mr. & Mrs. Warren Weydemeyer and their daughter & son-in-law, the Roscoe Johnsons (who later went on to the Oregon coast); Mrs. Warren Weydemeyer's mother, Mrs. Predmore; Warren's brother, P. R. Weydemeyer and his wife, her brother, Emory Nash, and their son, Harry, and Harry's wife, the former Margaret Campbell. Margaret Weydemeyer's parents and brothers and sisters livere also for a year or two, and in later years became residents of Kalispell, where Grant and Harry Campbell still live. P. R. Weydemeyer filed one of the earliest water-rights on Grave Creek......Many of the settlers here had never before lived in the country, even in the East; some of them were fresh out of colleges. The P. R. Weydemeyer family had lived in Washington D. C. during the '80's. The first cabins were hasty and crude; and the timber hemmed them in to the door, with the high mountains crowding close behind. Mrs. P. R. Weydemeyer found the endless silence of the windless seasons almost unbearable. She even missed the Michigan dandelions -- the taste of them as greens, and the cheerful sight of the blossoms in the fields; she sent back home for dandelion seed to sow in Montana. When the men were away working or hunting or driving to Kalispell for supplies, women alone in cabins trembled at the thought of those grizzly tracks that had been seen behind the barn, and imagined that every screech-owl was a mountain lion. By Margaret & Harry Weydemeyer, page 164-5, "The Story of the Tobacco Plains Country", edited by Olga Weydemeyer (Mrs. Pete Johnson), published 1950 by the "Pioneers of the Tobacco Plains Country."

BIRTH: MARRIAGE: DEATH: Records of Olga Johnson & Winton Weydemeyer. 1977.

DEATH: CONFLICT: Montana Death Index, 1860-2007 about Mary Weydemeyer Name: Mary Weydemeyer Age: 68 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1845 Gender: Female Death Date: 15 Oct 1913 Index Number: 76-376 Source: Montana Office of Vital Statistics