Monday, December 8, 2008

Who Were The Wageners Of NY And Lapeer ?

Updated and transferred from an old "Detour Through History" blog entry:

From Hollenbeck Cemetery, Lapeer Co., Michigan

WAGENER, Sarah E., d.04 Oct 1846
d.07 Oct 1846
Hollenbeck Cemetery LINK:

A little background on the Wageners from Yates County, New York:
23 September 1875
Died after a protracted illness, at his residence in Pulteney, Mr. David S. Wagener on Thursday, September 9, 1875, at the age of fifty-one years, ten months and twenty-two days. [He] was the son of Melchoir Wagener, one of the first settlers of Pulteney, and was born on the farm where he died…At the age of about twenty-two he traveled west, going through several states, and finally engaged in the lumbering business with his oldest brother W.W. Wagener in Lapeer county, Mich. After he had been there about a year his brother died and he too was very sick with the fever of the country, but he soon recovered his health and came east, where he engaged in the flouring business in Yates county near Penn Yan. He there erected the Farmers’ Mills …At about this time he married Miss Mary Ann McArthur of Lapeer county, by whom he reared four children—two sons and two daughters. Soon after the death of his father at Pulteney he bought the old homestead that he loved so well and moved his family there…--Jacob Wagener
[Here’s the Yates Co. LINK]

David & Mary Ann Wagener are buried in Steuben Co., New York – the the Mary Ann McArthur of Lapeer County referenced in the Yates Co., NY, link.

  • David S. Wagener 18 Oct 1823-9 Sep 1875
  • Mary A. Wagener 24 Apr 1827-14 Aug 1912
[Steuben Co., NY – Glenview Cemetery Link]

Lapeer County deed demonstrating that Mary Wagener was Mary McArthur, heir of her mother, Phebe McArthur:

Lapeer Co., MI, Deeds
Liber "47", Page 430
Recorded: 21 April 1876
Mary A. Wagoner of Paulteney, Steuben Co., New York
Quit Claim To
Charles McArthur & Levi McArthur
Mary A. Wagoner, heir-at-law of Phebe McArthur, deceased, late of Marathon, Lapeer, MI
Witnesses: H.D. Pratt & Benjamin L. Hoyt, J.P. of Yates Co., NY
Heir's 1/10 part of SW 1/4 of Sec 21 Twn 9 North of Range 9 East 160 Acres

The RICHMOND / WAGENER deed that piqued my interest: LAPEER COUNTY Database

Elizabeth Wagener was identified as Betsy FRENCH, here:

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