Person:Sophia Gotee (1)

Sophia Adelaide GOTEE
m. 1801
  1. Hannah Melissa Gotee1809 - 1874
  2. Sophia Adelaide GOTEE1812 - 1906
  3. James N. GOTEE1814 - 1867
  4. Jerome H. Gotte1817 - 1865
m. 9 Feb 1847
Facts and Events
Name[1][4] Sophia Adelaide GOTEE
Gender Female
Birth? 13 Jan 1812 Aurelius, Cayuga County, New York
Marriage 9 Feb 1847 Saginaw City, Saginaw County, Michiganto Royal William JENNY
Death[3] 13 Oct 1906 Flint, Genesee County, Michigan
Other[1][5] General History of the State of Michigan Biography
Other[3][6] History of Genesee County, Michigan Biography
Other[2][7] Michigan Historical Society Records, Vol. 10 Biography
  1. 1.0 1.1 General History of the State of Michigan.
  2. Michigan Historical Society Records.
  3. 3.0 3.1 History of Genesee County, Michigan : with illustrations of its prominent men and pioneers..
  4. Genesee County Death Index
    v.3 p.148, rec# 3402.

    JENNY SOPHIA ADELAIDE F 10/13/1906 V3 148 3402

  5. R.W. Jenny

    Royal W. Jenny came to Michigan in 1834, and engaged at his trade in Detroit, where he worked six years. In 1840, he launched the Lapeer «i»Sentinel«/i» on his own account. This journal was first edited by Mr. Henry W. Williams, and at a later period by Col. J.R. White, who is still living at Lapeer. He moved to Saginaw City in the spring of 1844, where he edited and published the «i»North Star,«/i» at that time the most northerly paper in the United States. Mr. Jenny not only edited and printed the «i»Star«/i», unaided by help of any kind, but for quite a period filled the responsible position of town clerk of Saginaw; was one of the superintendents of the poor of Saginaw county, and deputy postmaster. At this period, Judge G.D. Williams was postmaster at Saginaw, which was the only postoffice in all the territory now embraced within the counties of Saginaw, Tuscola, Bay and Midland.
    Mr. Jenny was married to Mrs. Sophia A. Hill, a sister of the late lamented James N. Gotee and Jerome H. Gotee, at Saginaw, in February, 1847. His wife is an estimable lady, of rare literary culture, and who soon after her removal to Flint with her husband in 1849, wrote the constitution and by-laws of the Ladies' Library Association of that city, and organized it. This was the first institution of the kind formed in the Northwest and has become the model for the hundreds of similar associations scattered throughout Michigan and the whole Northwest. In this greta field of usefulness, Mrs. Sophia A. Jenny has won the highest esteem of the people of this state, and endeared her memory to coming generations.
    Since Mr. Jenny's removal to Flint, he has published the Genesee «i»Democrat«/i» - a journal which has ever been high-minded in discussion, honest in politics, and deserving of the extensive patronage which it has always enjoyed. During the late war, Mr. Jenny urged, through the columns of his journal, the "raising of men and money" that the general government might need to suppress the rebellion.
  6. Even the name Genesee Democrat is so intimately connected with its founder, Royal W. Jenny, that few of the residents of Flint can think of the former without recalling the eminently popular nature and friendly disposition of the latter. Mr. Jenny continued as editor and proprietor up to the time of his death, in 1876... For some weeks after her husband's death, Mrs. Jenny conducted the paper, when it was purchased by H.N. Mather.
  7. Mr. Asa Hill, spoken of as the contractor of the old court house of eight years ago, who died October, 1838, was brother-in-law of E. S. Williams, they marrying sisters. Mrs. Hill, in after years, married Mr. Royal W. Jenny, of Flint, who died February 12, 1876. leaving a widow and two children, a son and daughter. Mrs. Jenny resides in Flint, and with the unmarried daughter. Her son is married, has two children, and in Walkerville, Ont.
    Mr. Jenny was born January 13, 1812. Mr. Jenny was proprietor and editor of the "Genesee Democrat," which is still published in Flint. Mrs. Jenny is the only survivor of a large family that came to Michigan the spring of 1822 in the steamer Superior, her grandfather and wife, Mr. James Harrington, her father and mother and four sisters and three brothers, herself making a family of eight children. Mr. Harrington purchased a farm of 160 acres near Auburn, Oakland Co., a beautiful place, where he lived and died. He also purchased a tract of land of the government, in the township of Farmington, for the purpose of giving each grandchild 160 acres as a marriage gift, which he did while he lived. Grandfather Harrington was born January 27, 1763, and died Oct 13, 1825. He was a soldier of the Revolution seven years, most of the time with Gen. Washington's army. He married Martha Gould, in Vermont, March 13, 1785; who was born July 8, 1766, and died Oct., 1829, near the old homestead in Oakland county, at one of her granddaughter's, Mrs. Horace Johnson.