Sunday, November 4, 2012
George Wilkeson (My 3rd Great Grandfather)
Organized by Anne Cassidy Kiser
George Wilkeson was born March 10, 1822 in Pennsylvania to John and Catharine Wilkeson. (See Previous post at http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8545416888743417776#editor/target=post;postID=6870980143375235208) He was raised in Pennsylvania until about 1832 when his family left Pennsylvania and moved to Osnaburg Township, Stark County, Ohio. Sometime around 1843 the family moved to South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana.
On November 23, 1843 a marriage license was issued for George and Margaret Keefer. They were wed on November 26, 1843 in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana. Margaret came with a daughter which George raised as his own. George and Margaret would have twelve children of their own, ten daughters and two sons
The family resided in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana where George worked as a famer. About 1845 they moved to Michigan where their two daughters, Mary and Martha were born. By 1850 the family had moved back to South Bend.
By 1960 George ceased his farming operations and engaged in the successful business of manufacturing of wagons. He went into a partnership with A. Coquilard. George later left the business and Coquilard continued with the business.
George and his family moved to Earlville, Delaware County, Iowa in 1869, and in 1870 the family resided in Oneida, Delaware County, Iowa where George worked as a farmer
In 1871 the family moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa, where George would work as a farmer, later in a bakery, and by 1885 he was operating a skating rink.
George died on July 9, 1883 in Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa at age 63and he was buried at the Oakland Cemetery in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
For family genealogy see: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=m-leblanc&id=I97