Monday, June 21, 2010

Wykert, Francis (Jr.) (1811-1872)

Summary of Francis WYKERT Jr. - 21 Jun 2010

Name: Francis WYKERT Jr.
Sex: Male
Father: Francis WYKERT (6 Dec 1785 - 9 Dec 1845)
Mother: Nancy Ann YOHO (abt 1784 - 1841)

Individual Facts
Birth 15 May 1811 Marshall Co., VA/WV
Burial Nov 1872 (age 61) Louisa Co., IA, Long Creek Cemetery
Death 25 Nov 1872 (age 61) Louisa Co., IA

1. Elizabeth Chubb CHURCH
Marriage 15 Apr 1839 (age 27) Michigan Territory, Des Moines Co., IA
John Samuel WYKERT (abt 1839 - )
Ellen WYKERT (abt 1840 - )

2. Eliza HARNETT
Marriage 5 Jun 1852 (age 41) Louisa Co., IA
Nancy WYKERT (abt 1853 - )
Ada WYKERT (abt 1855 - )
Florence WYKERT (abt 1857 - )
Frank WYKERT (abt 1859 - )
Alaska WYKERT (abt 1861 - )

Notes (Individual)
Francis Wykert, Jr.

RESEARCHER: Mrs. J.A. Sulzberger; 1808 Hammann Avenue; Muscatine, IA 52761 wrote a letter on 5 Jun 1988 to librarians in Iowa asking for help on the Wykert family. She listed the following birth information about the sons of Francis and Nancy (Yoho) Wykert: Francis Wykert, 15 May 1811; Henry Wykert, 24 Sep 1814; Theodore Wykert, 27 Nov 1822; Thomas Wykert, 6 Nov 1829; Nicholas Wykert, no date given.

Francis Wykert was known as Frank. He went to Iowa in 1837. He worked by the month at the Flint River Sawmill. He stayed until fall and then returned to Marshall Co., WV. In the spring of 1838 he returned to Iowa with his parents.

MARRIAGE: The marriage of Francis Wykert and Elizabeth Chubb (Church) on 15 Apr 1839 is recorded in Marriage Book 1, Territory of Michigan, Des Moines Co., Iowa, by (J.P.) D. Hendershot.
(Furnished by Joan Wykert Jukes)
Problem: Was the date recorded 15 Apr 1838 or 15 Apr 1839, both dates have been given by Joan Wykert Jukes.

MARRIAGE: The marriage of Francis Wykert and Eliza Knight (name on the marriage record) on 5 Jun 1852 in Louisa Co., Iowa is recorded in Book A, page 225. (Furnished by Joan Wykert Jukes)

REFERENCE: The "Portrait and Biographical Album, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa," 1888 quotes Theodore Wykert, "Francis, deceased, married a Miss Church, of this county, two children; his second wife was Eliza Bidwell, five children." (Furnished by Joan Wykert Jukes)

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