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George Phillips' Family (left to right): Back row - Vera, Fred, Ray, Ellis, Carrie
Front row - May, Ottilie "Delia", George, Angelina

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For photos of George, go to: P4; P8; P9; P33; P45; P56; P69.

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Born:
Feb. 7, 1855
Notes left by Evaline Tagatz PHILLIPS say that George was born on Feb. 7, 1855 at Princeton, Green Lake Co., WI. The 1900 Federal Census matches the Feb. 1855 birth month, and his tombstone in the Germania Methodist Cemetery, Marquette Co., WI, says he was born in 1855.
Parents:
James Madison Phillips and Angelina "Angie" Maria Ellis
Family oral history confirmed in part with census records [see below].
Marriage 1:
Mary E. Robinson on Dec. 24, 1879 in Ripon, WI
A marriage announcement in the Montello Express on Dec. 28. 1879 said the following:
'At the residence of S R Patten, in Ripon, Dec 24, 1879, by Rev. Mr. Pilbrook, Mr. Geo. E Phillips of Germania, and Miss Mary E. Robinson, of Montello, Wis. The young lady is held in the highest esteem by all favored with her acquaintance, for her quiet unobtrusive sweetness of disposition, her gentleness and womanly demeanor, as well as for the graces that are so requisite to dignify the home circle. Mr. Phillips is well known here, having attended the High School several terms. He is a fine young man, is industrious, and devoid of the habits characterizing the average young man of the period. The Express wishes the newly wedded couple a joyous life and a happy New Year.' [SOURCE: rootsweb.com]

A marriage record transcription confirmed the wedding date of George E. Phillips and Mary E. Robison. George was a teacher (born in Princeton; resides in Germania). Parents of the groom: James Phillips and Angelena Phillips. Parents of the bride: George Robinson and Samantha Robison. [SOURCE: transcription posted on ancestry.com by AM Krieg who cited a marriage record in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin - Vol. 4, pg 0007, Doc # 02846]


The 1860 Federal Census for Moundville, Marquette Co., WI, showed George's first wife Mary:
  • George W. Robinson (age 39, surveyor, born in Scotland, real estate value $1,400, personal property value $350)
  • Samantha (age 32, born in New York)
  • Caroline (age 4, born in Wis.)
  • Mary (age 1, born in Wis.)
  • Byron L. Plugh (age 16, farm laborer, born in New York)
  • Margaret [last name hard to read - looks like Milson, may be Wilson] (age 19, servant born in Scotland).
The 1870 Federal Census for Montello, Marquette Co., WI, showed George's first wife Mary:
  • Geo. W. Robinson (age 50, clerk Circuit Court, born in England, real estate property value - $800, personal property value - $275)
  • Samantha (age 42, born in NY)
  • Carrie (age 14, born in Wis.)
  • Phebe (age 9, born in Wis.)
  • Mary (age 11, born in Wis.)
  • Annie (age 7)
  • Geo. S. (age 5)
  • Ida (age 2).
Mary Robinson Phillips died on Sept. 12, 1885 at 7:30 pm Saturday of 'phithisis pulmorralis' according to a Marquette Co. record (Vol. 1, p. 78). She was buried in Montello, Marquette Co., WI. Her parents were listed as Geo. W. Robinson and Mrs. S.A. Robinson in this record, and her husband as Geo. E. Phillips. Her birthplace was given as Montello. The year of death on her tombstone does not match the record transcription. Her tombstone in the Eastside Lutheran Cemetery (in Montello, Marquette Co., WI) says: Mary E., dau. of G.W. & S.A. Robinson - died Sept. 12, 1886; aged 27 yrs. 11 mo. & 17 d's. Her father Geo. W. Robinson's tombstone in the same cemetery said he died Oct. 27, 1875 (age given but hard to read on the photo I've seen).

Notice that George married his second wife before his first wife died. Family rumor is that his first wife ran off with a "drummer" (slang term for a salesman). Mary's signature appears in Dollie Block's autograph album on Mar. 8, 1885 in Germania, a few months before her death but after George married a second time.

For more Robinson surname records, go to the Robinson web page.

Marriage 2:
Ottilie "Delia" Block on Mar. 20, 1884 in Montello, Marquette Co., WI
George married Delia Block on Mar. 20, 1884 in Montello, Marquette Co., WI. [SOURCE: "Wisconsin Marriages Pre-1907 Records" - Vol. 1, Pg. 293 on ancestry.com] Marriage witnesses were C.E. Peirce and O.M. Hartwell. They were married by Methodist Episcopal Rev. A. Torbet, Deacon, in M.E. Church in Montello, Marquette Co., WI.

Their 50th wedding anniversary celebration announcement in my possession confirms the marriage date. The celebration was scheduled for Mar. 24, 1934, but George died Mar. 21, three days before the celebration, which was one day after his 50th wedding anniversary.

For photos of George's wife "Delia", go to: P4; P8; P9; P45; P69.

Only Child with Mary Robinson:
Edward Harold Phillips
b. Oct. 10, 1880
d. Mar. 3, 1991
Marquette County, WI, has a death record for Edward on Mar. 3, 1901 (Vol. 3, p.64). It says he was a school teacher who died at age 24 years, 4 months and 23 days of consumption. He had been sick for 15 months and died in Germania, Marquette Co., WI (the year of death and age do not match). He was born in Sodus, MN, and his parents were listed as Geo. E. Phillips (born in Princeton) and Mary E. Phillips (born in Montello).

A transcription of his obituary posted on ancestry.com adds that he was born near Amiret, Minn. on Oct. 10, 1880. When he was a few months old, his family moved to Germania, Wis. Whe he was 19, he got a teaching certificate and started a school in Crystal Lake [Marquette Co., Wisconsin] in fall 1899. He died of consumption. Rev. E.G. Hamley (pastor of the Baptist Church in Ripon) preached his funeral sermon in the Methodist Church in Germania.

Edward was on the 1900 census with his parents (see census details).

For photos of Eddie, go to: P7; P59; P69.

Child 2[mother
Ottilie "Delia" Block
]:
Ellis George Phillips
b. Jan. 16, 1886
d. Oct. 29, 1958
A letter dated Oct. 30, 1958 written by Evaline Tagatz PHILLIPS to her sister Adaline Tagatz said: "... Fred's brother, Ellis, died yesterday morning. Marie called shortly after we left. Marie and family are coming today to make the arrangements for the burial here..." Evaline was George Phillips' daughter-in-law (wife of Fred Phillips).

A postcard referenced in Orlan Warnke's "A Warnke Genealogy" suggests that Ellis spent time as a wheat harvest hand in the Dakotas (see Page 84). Relatives told me that Ellis was a teacher, a private detective and a salesman. Family notes left by Evaline Tagatz PHILLIPS give details of Delia's and George's children [some of the following details were not independently confirmed]:

He first married Mina R. Knapp on June 20, 1915 [Mina was b. Feb. 15, 1892 at Jasper, NY; she was a graduate of Westfield High School in Marquette Co., WI and was a teacher]; Mina died Apr. 7, 1918 at Sheboygan, leaving no known children.

For photos of Ellis, go to: P4; P5; P8; P14; P16; P48; P69. For a photo of Mina (his first wife), go to: P44.


A 1920 Federal Census in Sheboygan, Sheboygan Co., WI, shows Ellis Phillips (age 34, widow, machinist in a machine shop, born in Wisconsin, father born in Wisconsin, mother born in Posen, Germany). He was living with:
  • his sister Angelina (age 20, single, no occupation given).

Ellis married Marie Ries on Feb. 16, 1920 [Marie was b. June 11, 1899, daughter of Charles and Johanna (Sprangers) Ries of Sheboygan]; they had three children.
A 1930 Federal Census in Sparta, Monroe Co., WI, shows Ellis G. Phillips as head of household (age 44, age at his first marriage was 28, born in Wisconsin, father born in Wisconsin, mother born in Germany, occupation looks something like "comm'l travelor/implements"). He was living with:
  • wife Marie Phillips (age 30, age at her first marriage was 20, born in Wisconsin, parents born in Wis.)
  • daughter Marie Phillips (age 9, born in Michigan, parents born in Wis.)
  • daughter Georgine Phillips (age 7, born in Wisconsin, parents born in Wis.)
  • son Philly Phillips (age 11 months, born in Wis., parents born in Wis.).
For photos of Ellis' children -- Marie, Georgienne and/or Phillip, go to: P36; P46.

Ellis is buried in the Germania Methodist Cemetery, Shields Township, Marquette Co., WI [Row 2, No. 2]; his tombstone said Ellis G. Phillips was born 1886 and died 1958. Family notes say he died in Stoughton, WI.

Ellis is on 1900, 1905 and 1910 census records with his parents (see census details).

Child 3 [mother Ottilie "Delia" Block]:
May Henrietta Phillips
b. May 8, 1888;
d. July 10, 1983
When May was a child (1895), she took a trip to Massachusetts with her grandmother Angelina Ellis, who kept a diary of this trip (go to Angelina Ellis' journal for details.)

The Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002, on ancestry.com says that May Henrietta Gunderson was born May 8, 1888 and died July 10, 1983 in Goodhue (Minnesota). It said that her mother's maiden name was Block. The state file number is 017290.

For photos of May, go to: P4; P8; P16; P69. For a photo of May with her daughter Henrietta, go to: P37. To see pictures of May with her daughter Theodora Parker Bakke, go to: P68 and P69. Theodora married Donald Bakke.


Notes left by Evaline Tagatz PHILLIPS and other family members say the following [some information not independently verified]:

May was born in Wautoma, WI, on May 8, 1888; she married Cephas C. Parker on Jan. 17, 1909. Cephas was b. Oct. 23, 1873 in Germania, a son of Julia (Hale) and Rudolpho Warren Parker, a soldier in Co. H, 37th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War; Cephas died Jan. 1, 1913 and is buried in the Germania Methodist Cemetery. [SOURCE: Burial information from cemetery transcription by L.L. Ketchum at rootsweb.com] May and Cephas had one daughter in 1910.

May's Father-in-Law: Further notes by my grandmother say that R.W. Parker died Jan. 24, 1899 (b. July 12, 1837 in Concord, Mass.). In 1860 he came to Wis. and settled in Germania. During the Civil War, he took part in a battle at Petersburg. He was there at the "blowing up of the mines" and received a bullet wound in his jaw, incapacitating him for further Army service. This wound caused his much suffering. He married Julia A. Hale (a native of Winchendon, Mass. who was living in Germania) on Mar. 12, 1867.

The Montello Express on Mar. 23, 1867 wrote that Mr. Rodolpho W. Parker and Miss Julia A. Hale got married by Rev. H. Altwaidt.


May's future first husband Cephas was on the 1900 Federal Census in Shields, Marquette Co., WI:
  • Cephas Parker (age 26, born Oct. 1873 in Wis., parents born in Massachusetts, real estate agent)
  • his mother Julia A. (age 66, widow, born Jan. 1834 in Massachusetts, parents born in Mass.)
  • boarder Joseph Richards (age 89, widow, born Jan. 1811 in Mass., father born in New Hampshire, mother born in Mass.)
  • aunt Emma J. Evans (age 52, married 30 years, had two children with two living in 1900, born May 1848 in Mass., parents born in Mass.) [although this census says she is married, her husband is not listed in this household].
May's future husband was on the 1905 Wisconsin Census, Shields, Marquette Co., WI:
  • Julia A. Parker (head of household, widow, age 71, born in Mass., parents born in Mass.
  • Cephas C. Parker (son, age 31, single, born in Wis., real estate broker)
  • Joseph Richards (boarder, age 94, widow, born in Mass., parents born in Mass.)
Cephas' parents are on the 1870 Federal Census in Shields, Marquette Co., WI:
  • Rhodolph [may be another letter at end of this name - hard to read] (age 33, ret. grocer, personal estate value $3,000, born in Mass)
  • Julia A. (age 32, born in Mass.)
Cephas' father Rodolphus (age 13) was on the 1850 Federal Census in Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts:
  • Rodolphus Parker (age 41, farmer, real estate value $800, born in Mass.)
  • Mary O. or D. [?] (age 45, born in Mass.)
  • Rodolphus W. (age 13, born in Mass.)
  • Mary O. or D. [?] (age 11, born in Mass.)
  • Sibel (age 7, born in Mass.)
  • Serena [surname hard to read; started with the letter P] (age 50, born in Wis.)
The Parker family was living with my ancestor Henrietta Jones ELLIS PEIRCE HALL in 1880. Go to Henrietta's web page to see details on this census entry. To read more about the Hale and Parker families, go to The Community - Groton, Massachusetts: The Story of a Neighborhood.

To see misc. Parker surname records, go to the Parker web page.


May married a second time on Apr. 15, 1916, to Julius Gunderson, a dentist at Kenyon, Minnesota [Julius was b. July 19, 1878; d. Nov. 26, 1954]. Julius had two sons by a previous marriage, and Julius and May had a daughter in 1922.

The 1880 Federal Census in Rochester, Olmsted Co., Minnesota likely shows May's future husband Julius [one of Julius' brothers was born in Wis.]:

  • John Gunderson (age 42, occupation hard to read but could be flour maker, born in Germany)
  • wife Sena (age 36, born in Norway)
  • son George (age 17, clerk, born in Wis.)
  • son Albert (age 14, born in Minnesota)
  • son Guss. [name seems to be an abbreviation - has a period at the end] (age 10, born in Minnesota)
  • daughter Emma (age 8, born in Minnesota)
  • son Julius (age 2, born in Minnesota)
The 1920 Federal Census in Kenyon, Goodhue Co., Minnesota shows May's brother-in-law Albert:
  • Albert C. Gunderson (age 53, born in Minnesota, parents born in Norway, occupation given but hard to read)
  • wife Mary [middle initial given but hard to read] (age hard to read, born in Minn., parents born in Norway)
  • son [hard to read - looks like it starts with the letter R] (age 22, single born in Minn., clerk)
  • daughter [hard to read name or age] (born in Minn.)
  • daughter Muriel (age 19, single, born in Minn.)
  • daughter [hard to read name or age] (born in Minn.)
  • daughter [hard to read name] (age 7, born in Minn.)
The 1930 Federal Census in Nerstrand, Rice County, Minnesota shows:
  • Julius L. Gunderson (age 51, married at age 25, born in Minnesota, parents born in Norway, dentist in his own office)
  • wife May H. (age 41, married at age 20, born in Wis., father born in Wis., mother born in Germany
  • daughter Henrietta M. (age 7, born in Minnesota).
The Minnesota Death Index on ancestry.com confirms Julius L. Gunderson's date of death as Nov. 26, 1954. Place of death was Goodhue.

The Minnesota Cemetery Inscription Index on ancestry.com shows Dr. Julius Levine Gunderson, born July 19, 1878 and died Nov. 26, 1954. He was buried in Kenyon Cemetery in Kenyon, Goodhue Co., WI. His first spouse was Henrietta Evan. Second spouse was May H. His parents were John and Olena Nelson Gunderson.

The Minnesota Newspaper Headline Index on ancestry.com mentions an article on Nov. 21, 1903 that says Dr. Julius L. Gunderson married Henrietta Evan Dunlap. Her obituary is in a newspaper on Nov. 21, 1908.

May is on 1900 and 1905 census records with her parents (see census details).

Child 4 [mother Ottilie "Delia" Block]:
Vera Delia Phillips
b. Nov. 20, 1890;
d. Dec. 2, 1989
A Social Security death index record on ancestry.com that matches the birthdate given by family members said she died on Dec. 2, 1989. Her Social Security card was issued in New York State.
Notes left by Evaline Tagatz PHILLIPS and other family members say the following [some of the information has not been independently verified]:

Vera was born Nov. 20, 1890. She married Floyd Wallace Hill on Oct. 28, 1916 [Floyd was b. Dec. 17, 1893 in Moundville, Marquette Co., WI. His parents were John and Ann (Barron) Hill. Floyd and Vera lived in Endeavor, WI, then moved to New York state where he was a real estate agent and dairy farmer and raised purebred Percehron horses. Floyd died Aug. 4, 1956, in New Woodstock, N.Y.

Vera taught school at Moundville and was a graduate of Montello High School. Floyd and Vera had three children including George John Hill (b. July 23, 1921 who died in an auto accident in NY on Mar. 21, 1948. George was a BAR gunner and one of the first to land at Quadacanal; he was awared a special honor by Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt for the Quadacanal campaign in the South Pacific.

For photos of Vera, go to: P4; P8; P9; P16; P44; P69.


The Family of Floyd Hill - Vera's Future Husband:

The 1860 Federal Census in Moundville, Marquette Co., WI, shows Vera's future father-in-law John Hill:

  • Stephen Hill (age 39, farmer, real estate value $800, personal estate value $375, born in England)
  • Sarah A. (age 39, born in England)
  • Stephen (age 14, born in England)
  • Sarah (age 12, born in England)
  • George (age 9, born in Wis.)
  • Hugh (age 7, born in Wis.)
  • Elizabeth (age 5, born in Wis.)
  • Roland (age 2, born in Wis.)
  • John (age 4 months, born in Wis.)
The 1870 Federal Census in Moundville, Marquette Co., WI, shows Vera's future father-in-law John. The record shows:
  • Stephen Hill (age 50, farmer, born in England, real estate value $1,000, personal estate value $518)
  • Mary A. (age 50, keeping house, born in England)
  • Stephen (age 34, farmer, real estate value $1,100, personal property value $280, born in England)
  • George (age 18, farmer, born in Wis.)
  • Elizabeth (age 14, attending school, born in Wis.)
  • John (age 10, attending school, born in Wis.)
  • a female [name given but not clearly - could be Mira or Mina] (age 5, born in Wis.)
The 1880 Federal Census in Moundville, Marquette Co., WI, shows Vera's future grandfather-in-law Stephen:
  • Stephen Hill (age 59, farmer, born in England)
  • wife Sarah (age 60, born in England)
  • daughter Myra (age 15, at school, born in Wis.)
  • granddaughter Sarah (age 4, born in Wis.)
The 1900 Federal Census in Moundville, Marquette Co. WI, shows Vera's future husband Floyd. The record shows:
  • head of household: John Hill (age 40, born May 1860 in Wis., married 11 years, parents born in England, farmer)
  • wife Annie (age 30, born Aug. 1869 in England, immigration in 1873, in America for 26 years)
  • son Floyd W. (age 6, born Dec. 1893 in Wis., single)
  • son Leslie B. (age 3, born June 1896 in Wis.).
The 1900 Federal Census in Moundville, Marquette Co., WI, shows Vera's future brother-in-law Stephen:
  • Stephen B. Hill (age 54, born Mar. 1846, number of years married shown but hard to read could be 23 or 25, born in England, immigrated in 1849, in America 51 years, farmer)
  • wife Helen S. (age 54, born Feb. 1846, born in New York, parents born in Vermont)
  • daughter Sida B. (age 25, single, born Aug. 1874 in Wis.)
  • son George C. (age 23, born June 1876, single, born in Wis., farmer)
Living next door to this Stephen Hill in 1900 was his grandfather Stephen (Vera's future grandfather-in-law, father of John, grandfather of Floyd):
  • Stephen Hill (age 79, born Sept. 1820 in England, married 55 years, immigrated in 1849, in America 51 years)
  • wife Sarah A. (age 80, born July 1819 in England, had ten children with five living in 1900)
The 1910 Federal Census in Moundville, Marquette Co., WI, shows Vera's future husband Floyd:
  • head of household: John Hill (age given but hard to read, on his first marriage, married 21 years, had eight children with five living in 1910, born in Wis., farmer, parents born in England)
  • wife Anna (age given but hard to read, born in England)
  • son Floyd W. (18, single, born in Wis., laborer - home farm)
  • son Lesley B. [age given but hard to read - could be 13] (born in Wis.)
  • son Delbert I. [I may have mistranscribed first name; hard to read] (age given but hard to read, born in Wis.)
  • daughter Dora E. [age given but hard to read] (born in Wis.)
  • son Stanley G. [age given but hard to read] (born in Wis.)
For a photo of Dora, go to: P13. Picture of Floyd with his wife Vera: P69.
The 1920 Federal Census in Moundville, Marquette Co., WI, shows Vera:
  • Floyd W. Hill (age 26, born in Wis., parents born in Wis., farmer)
  • wife Vera D. (age 27, born in Wis., father born in Wis., mother born in Germany)
  • daughter Bertha V. (age 1 year 1 month, born in Wis.)

The 1930 Federal Census in Onondaga, Onondaga Co., WI, shows:
  • Floyd Hill (age 36, married at age 23, born in Wis., father born in Wis., mother born in England, farmer, home value $25,000)
  • wife Vera (age 39, married at age 26, born in Wis.)
  • daughter Bertha (age 11, born in Wis.)
  • son George (age 8, born in New York).

I have an a newspaper clipping (undated, "Scenes of Youth Recalled at Germania," by Elaine Reetz, Argus correspondent), that talked about Vera Delia Phillips Hill's visit to Germania, Vera's birth place. It said Vera was age 90 at the time so it would have been about 1970. This article said Vera was from Cazenovia, NY, and was one of George's and Delia Block Phillips' eight children. Vera is quoted as having a picture of herself wearing a skirt made from fleece of their sheep that was woven into fabric at a Neshkoro woolen mill (the Wells family woolen mill). It said Vera was principal of the two-room Germania State Graded School from 1909-12, earning $30 a month to start and later $52.50. She had about 60 pupils total.

Vera lived close to the school, but some students walked as much as four or five miles to get there. She added that the students brought their lunches with them in "little tin buckets," and those lunches often included sorghum bread ("Mollasey Brot") or "Smulta Brot" (from pork fryings). This article said Vera went to high school for four years and boarded in Montello. She also went to Oshkosh Normal School.


Another newspaper clipping ("Woman Returns to Trace Her Germania Heritage", by Elaine Reetz, Northwestern correspondent - no date shows on my copy of this article) gives more details from her interview with Vera on her visit to Germania. Vera said she earned $10 for a dress and shoes for her high school graduation when she was a substitute teacher for a teacher in Montello who had the mumps. Vera was the class valedictorian. This article confirms her marriage to Floyd Hill of Moundville in 1916. It said they moved to New York where they had a 600-acre farm with Percheron horses and a dairy herd.
The Social Security Death Index on ancestry.com says that Vera D. Hill was born on Nov. 20, 1890 and died Dec. 2, 1898. Vera is on 1900, 1905 and 1910 census records with her parents (see census details).
Child 5 [mother Ottilie "Delia" Block]:
Raymond "Ray" Wesley Phillips
b. Oct. 15, 1893;
d. June 11, 1980
Birth and death dates were in these notes and are on his tombstone in the Germania Methodist Cemetery [SOURCE: Cemetery transcription on rootsweb.com]; I have a photo of this tombstone which reads: Raymond W. Phillips, October 15, 1893 - June 11, 1980.

Ray was a surveyor; the 1948 Wisconsin Blue Book says he was the Marquette County Surveyor; his brother Fred held that position later; the 1952 Wisconsin Blue Book said Ray was the Adams County, WI, surveyor that year.

I remember Ray at family gatherings and have posted the following photos of him: P4; P8; P9; P12; P17; P18; 1953 Surveyors Institute; P69. For a photo of Ray and who I presume to be his wife (Laura), go to: P18.

Notes left by Evaline Tagatz PHILLIPS and other family members say the following [information not independently verified]:

Ray married Laura Faye Thackray who had a son by a previous marriage; Laura died April 1959 at Friendship, WI; Ray and Laura had no children.

A Social Security death index record on ancestry.com says Raymond Phillips was born Oct. 15, 1893 and died June 1980. It said his last residence was Neshkoro, Marquette Co., WI, and his last benefit was received when he lived in Princeton, Green Lake Co., WI.

Raymond is on 1900, 1905, 1910, 1920 and 1930 census records with his parents (see census details).

Child 6 [mother Ottilie "Delia" Block]:
Angelina Rose Phillips
b. May 28, 1899
d. Apr. 2, 1968
Notes left by Evaline Tagatz PHILLIPS and other family members say the following [information not independently verified]: Angelina was b. May 28, 1899 and d. Apr. 2, 1968 in the Municipal Hospital in Ripon. She is buried in Germania, Marquette Co., WI.
Family notes say Angelina married Lawrence J. Bahler (of Sheboygan, WI) on Feb. 7, 1921, who had two children by a previous marriage. Angelina and Lawrence had one daughter in 1921 - Mina Rose Bahler.

Lawrence Bahler is mentioned in a Sheboygan Press, Sheboygan, WI, article on June 7, 1918. It said: "Lawrence Bahler, the barber, has decided to close his shop at 6 o'clock p.m. every Monday during June, July and August." The Sept. 4, 1918 edition of the Sheboygan Press said: "Walter Aleff, formerly employed at the Lawrence Bahler barber shop, has resigned his position and has gone to Cedar Grove, where he will conduct a shop of his own."


Family notes said that Angelina later married Ellis Bandt (on Nov. 30, 1925) and had three more children. They lived in Germania on the Peirce farm. Ellis was born Aug. 4, 1890. His parents were August and Emma (Hoeft) Bandt.

A Social Security death index record on ancestry.com confirms Ellis Bandt's date of birth and said he died Feb. 1980 (last residence: Bandon, Fond du Lac Co., WI; last benefit: Princeton, Green Lake Co., WI).

For photos of Angelina, go to: P4; P8; P46; P69.

The 1900 Federal Census in Neshkoro, Marquette Co., WI, shows Angelina's future husband Ellis:

  • August Bandt (age 48, born Feb. 1852 in Germany, married 24 years, immigrated in 1875, in America 25 years, farmer)
  • wife Emma (age 45, born July 1854 in Germany, had 12 children with 12 living in 1900, immigrated in 1872, in America 27 years)
  • son Gustof (age 18, single, born Aug. 1881 in Wis., farm laborer)
  • daughter Martha (age 16, born Jan. 1884 in Wis.)
  • son William (age 14, born Feb. 1886 in Wis.)
  • son Eddie (age 12, born June 1887 in Wis.)
  • son Ellis (age 10, born Aug. 1889 in Wis.)
  • daughter Lillie (age 8, born July 1891 in Wis.)
  • daughter Ester (age given but written over, born Feb. 1894 in Wis.)
  • daughter Ruth (age given but unclear, born Feb. 1894 in Wis.) [twins?]
  • son John (age 2, born July 1897 in Wis.)
Ellis Ezra Bandt was age 26 on his WWI registration card; lived in Neshkoro, WI; born Aug. 4, 1890 (natural born); farmer; self-employed in Shield[s], Marquette Co., WI; single; Caucasian; tall height; light blue eyes; light brown hair. The registration card was signed by Henry A. Buchholz in Shields on June 5, 1917.
The 1930 Federal Census in Shields, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
  • Ellis E. Bandt (age 39, married at age 35, born in Wis., father born in Wis., mother born in Germany, farmer)
  • wife Angelina R. (age 30, married at age 21, born in Wis.)
  • daughter [name given but is hard to read - could be Dora - middle initial is E.] (age 3 years 6 months, born in Wis.)
  • stepdaughter Mina R. Bahler (age 8, born in Wis., parents born in Wis.)
For a photo of stepdaughter Mina, go to: P36.

For misc. Bandt surname records, go to the Bandt web page.

Angelina is on the 1900, 1905, 1910 and 1920 census records with her parents (see census details). She lived with her older brother Ellis in 1920 in Sheboygan (see 1920 census details).

Child 7 [mother Ottilie "Delia" Block]:
Amelia Phillips
b. June 2, 1903
d. June 9, 1903
Family notes say Amelia was born June 2, 1903 and died one week later; she is buried in the Germania Methodist Cemetery. The Marquette County, WI, index records say she died June 9, 1903 (Vol. 3, p. 102).
Child 8 [mother Ottilie "Delia" Block]:
Frederick James Phillips
b. May 10, 1904
d. Dec. 12, 1974
Go to Fred Phillips' web page for details about his life.
>Child 9 [mother Ottilie "Delia" Block]:
Caroline "Carrie" Naoma Phillips
b. Oct. 12, 1906
d. Mar. 26, 2003
Her obituary gives the following information [from a transcription shared by Bill Tagatz]:

She was born in Germania, WI on Oct. 12, 1906, and her parents' names are confirmed in the obituary. Caroline married Harry N. Kelm on May 20, 1934 in Montello. Harry died May 24, 1980. She graduated from Princeton High School (1924), attended the County Normal Teachers College in Kenyon, MN, and earned a BS degree at UW-Stevens Point in 1965. She taught school in Minnesota (for one year) and in Wisconsin schools for 39 more years. She retired in 1972 from the Westfield Jr. High School. She played the piano and was a member of the EUB church in Germania.

Notes from Evaline Tagatz PHILLIPS say that Caroline's husband's full name was Harry Norbert Kelm and that he was born April 15, 1909. Harry was a carpenter, and Caroline was a principal for two years at the Neshkoro Graded School. They had two children. She is buried in the Germania Methodist Church next to her husband.

For photos of Carrie, go to: P4; P8; P22; P27; P69.

Carrie is on 1910 and 1920 census reports with her parents (see census details).


The 1930 Federal Census in Buffalo, Marquette Co., WI, shows Carrie's future husband Harry:
  • Herman Kelm [middle initial given but is hard to read - could be a D.] (age 50, married at age 25, born in Wis., parents born in Germany, farmer)
  • wife Emma M. (age 49, age at marriage given but hard to read, born in Germany)
  • son Harry N. (age 21, single, born in Wis., farmer)
  • daughter Irma [middle initial given but I'm not sure what it is - could be a J.] (age 18, single, born in Wis.)
  • son William H. (age 15, born in Wis.)
  • son Richard H. (age 12, born in Wis.)
  • daughter Ruth [middle initial given but I'm not sure what it is - could be an E.] (age 8, born in Wis.)
The Social Security Death Index on ancestry.com says Harry Kelm [Carrie's husband] was born Apr. 15, 1909 and died May 1980. His last residence was Neshkoro, Marquette Co., WI.

I remember my Great-Aunt Carrie and Harry. They spent a lot of time with my grandparents in Germania when I was young (my grandfather Fred Phillips was Carrie's brother.) Carrie was always been very kind and attentive to me and my siblings when I was kid. When my husband and I visited them years later, I found them both to be very intelligent and delightful to be around.

Census Record:
1860 Federal Census
Shields, Marquette Co., WI
The 1860 Federal Census in Shields, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
  • head of household: James M. Phillips (age 27, carpenter, born in New York, real estate property value: $150; personal property value: $150)
  • wife Angelina (age 25, born in Massachusetts)
  • son George E. (age 5, born in Wisconsin)
  • son Edwin J. (age 2, born in Wisconsin).
Census Record:
1870 Federal Census
Shields, Marquette Co., WI
The 1870 Federal Census in Shields, Marquette Co., WI, shows shows George living with his stepfather and mother:
  • Samuel Hartwick [misspelled - should read Hartwell] (age 26, hotel keeper with property value of $2,600 and personal property value of $686, born in Mass.)
  • Angeline (age 32, keeping house, born in Mass.)
  • George E. Phillips (age 15, born in Wis.)
  • Edward Phillips (age 13, born in Wis.)
  • William Shields (age 3, born in Wis.) [Perhaps William's last name was mistranscribed -- Shields is the name of the town]
  • shoemaker Charles Scholtz (age 29, born in Prussia)
  • shoemaker Ludwig Krintz (age 39, born in Prussia).
Census Record: 1880 Federal Census
Sodus, Lyon Co., Minnesota
The 1880 Federal Census in Sodus, Lyon Co., Minnesota shows George and his first wife as boarders in the household of a farmer:
  • Henry Estee or Ester (age 27, born in New York, parents born in NY, farmer)
  • his wife Carrie (age 24, born in Wis., father born in England, mother born in New York)
  • son Perry (age 4, born in Wis.)
  • boarder George E. Phillips (age 25, carpenter, born in Wis., parents born in New York [other sources say his mother was born in Mass.])
  • Mary Phillips (age 21, born in Wis., parents born in Wis.)
  • boarder Jackson Ester (or Estee) (age 21, laborer, born in Vermont, parents born in New York).
Census Record:
1900 Federal Census
Shields, Marquette Co., WI
The 1900 Federal Census in Shields, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
  • head of household: Geo E Phillips (age 45, born Feb. 1855, married 16 years as of 1900, born in Wisconsin, father born in NY, mother born in Massachusetts, farmer, owned his own home although it had a mortgage on it at the time)
  • wife Delia (age 38, born Oct. 1861, born in Germany, immigrated in 1870, could read and write)
  • son Eddie (age 19, born Oct. 1880, born in Minnesota, both parents born in Wisconsin, occupation: school teacher)
  • son Ellis (age 14, born Jan. 1886, attending school)
  • daughter May (age 12, born May 1888, attending school)
  • daughter Vera (age 9, born Nov. 1890, attending school)
  • daughter Angelina (age 1, born May 1899)
  • son Raymond (age 6, born Oct. 1893, attending school)
George Phillips was the census taker for Shields in 1900.
Census Record:
1905 Wisconsin Census
Shields, Marquette Co., WI
The 1905 Wisconsin Census in Shields, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
  • George E. Phillips (head of household, age 50, born in Wisconsin, parents born in NY and Mass., farmer & surveyor, owns his own home free of a mortgage)
  • Delia A. Phillips (wife, age 44, born in Wis., parents born in Wis. [birthplace information incorrect])
  • Ellis G. Phillips (son, age 19, single, born in Wis., farm laborer)
  • May H. Phillips (daughter, age 17, single, born in Wis.)
  • Vera D. Phillips (daughter, age 15, born in Wis.)
  • Raymond W. Phillips (son, age 12, born in Wis.)
  • Angelina R. Phillips (daughter, age 6, born in Wis.)
  • Fredrick J. Phillips (son, age 1, born in Wis.)
Census Record:
1910 Federal Census
Shields, Marquette Co., WI
The 1910 Federal Census in Shields, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
  • head of household: George Phillips (age 55, married 26 years, farmer, born in Wisconsin, father born in New York state, mother born in Massachusetts)
  • wife Delia (age 45, had eight children with seven living in 1910, born in Germany)
  • son Ellis (age 24, farm laborer, born in Wis.)
  • daughter Vera (age 19, born in Wis.)
  • son Raymond (age 16, farm laborer, born in Wis.)
  • daughter Angie Rose (age 10, born in Wis.)
  • son Fredrick James (age 6)
  • daughter Carrie Naoma (age 3).
Census Record:
1920 Federal Census
Shields, Marquette Co., WI
The 1920 Federal Census in Shields, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
  • head of household: Geo. E. Phillips [his first name smudged, but the E. is clear] (age 64, born in Wisconsin, father born in New York, mother born in Massachusetts)
  • wife born in Germany (age and name smudged and illegible)
  • son Raymond W. (age 26)
  • son Fred James Phillips (age 15)
  • daughter Angelina R. Phillips (age illegible)
  • daughter Caroline N. Phillips (age 13)
Census Record:
1930 Federal Census
Shields, Marquette Co., WI
The 1930 Federal Census in Shields, Marquette Co., WI, shows:
  • head of household: George E. Phillips (age 75, father born in NY, mother born in Mass.)
  • wife Delia A. (age 68, born in Germany)
  • son Raymond W. (age 36, surveyor, born in Wis.)
  • daugher Carrie N. (age 32, public school teacher, born in Wis.)
Occupation:
Surveyor, teacher, carpenter, farmer and justice of the peace
An 1895 journal he kept logs some of his surveyor assignments, mentions teaching and farming. He helped build Eddie's barn that year [likely meaning the barn for his first child with his first wife]. To see a transcription of this journal, go to George Phillips' 1895 journal.

His daughter Vera was quoted in a newspaper article that he was a justice of the peace who presided at justice court trials in the dining room of Mrs. Kelm's Phillips family home. [Source: "Scenes of Youth Recalled at Germania", by Elaine Reetz, Argus correspondent -- date unknown but likely about 1970]

Misc. Note:
Secretary of Shields' Telephone Co.
Geo. E. Phillips owned stock in Shields' Telephone Co. (Germania, WI). The stock certificate was signed Nov. 12, 1912 by President Wm. A. Grahn and Secretary Geo. E. Phillips.
Died:
Mar. 21, 1934
He is buried next to his wife Delia. The tombstone says that George E. Phillips lived from 1855-1934.

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