The following information is submitted by Mike Yoemans, whose great grandmother several times removed was Minerva Granger, daughter of John Martin Granger.  We greatly appreciate this contribution of  information on Minerva Granger and her decendents.
 
This is a brief portion of a more extensive genealogy compiled by me and my cousin Tom Yoemans on the Fish, Oberdiear, and Youmans Families.  It shows Minerva Granger’s marriage to Rensselear Fish, their daughter Sarah A. Fish’s marriage to Levi Oberdiear, and then, their daughter Jessica Fremont Oberdiear’s marriage to our Great Grandfather Lafayette James Youmans.  I’m not sure how much you want to put up on the Granger web site concerning Minerva, but you may want to consider this information along with some contact information on Tom and me.  Stephen Harry Yoemans listed below is our Grandfather.  Stephen’s partial genealogy is on the Internet at this site: http://www.billp49.addr.com/genealogy/porter/yoem.htm

Nettie May Porter (Yoemans), Stephen’s wife genealogy is also lined in at this site.  I was able to get into the Sons of the American Revolution Nettie’s Great Grandfather, Elias Porter’s service. 

    

Minerva GRANGER’s Marriage to Rensselear FISH

1.                Rensselear FISH (Andrew7 Benjamin6 John5 Thomas4 Preserved3 Thomas2 Thomas1), b. abt. 1803 in Easton Washington, Co. NY.  H m. Minerva GRANGER abt. 1824.  (see Descendants of Launcelot Granger--Minerva Granger (Fish).  Ranseller [sic] FISH appeared in the 1850 Census in Butler, Winnebago, IL.  He lists his age as 47 yrs. old.  Minerva is listed as 44 yrs. old.  They both list their birth state as NY.  Rnesselear is a basket maker.  Ch. of Rensselear and Minerva surname Fish, all of whom were b. at Lake George, Warren Co. NY:

                                             i.                Female, b. abt 1826

                                          ii.                Male, b. abt 1828

                                        iii.                Male, b. abt. 1829

                                       iv.                (9) Sarah A. (see next generation)

                                          v.                Franklin, b. abt. 1836

                                       vi.                James, b. abt 1838

                                      vii.                Charles, b. abt 1844

2.                Sarah A.8 FISH (Andrew7 Benjamin6 John5 Thomas4 Preserved3 Thomas2 Thomas1), b. 21 Dec 1830, Lake George, Warren Co., NY.  She m. Levi OBERDIEAR 19 Oct 1850, Beloit, Rock Co., WI.[1]   Marriage was performed by W. C. Spalding, Justice of the Peace.  Levi and Sarah were listed as residents of Cherry Valley.  Witnesses of the m. were Amos A. HAVENS & Alonzo KENT of Beloit.[2]   Sarah d. 16 Sep 1921, Grant Valley Township, Beltrami Co., MN.  Sarah’s future husband, Levi, is listed on the 1850 census living with Jacob HONDESHELL, who is listed just above Andrew FISH on the census document.  Levi’s occupation is listed as carpenter.  Sarah’s body is interred in Bemidji, MN.  (see Descendants of Jacob Oberdiear--Jessica Fremont Oberdiear (Youmans), p. 107)

Sarah A. FISH’s Marriage to Levi OBERDIEAR

1.                Levi4 OBERDIEAR (Solomon3 OBERDIER/OBERDIEAR Jacob2 OBERDIER Jr. /OVERDEER Jr., Jacob1 OBERDIER/OVERDEER), b. 13 Jan 1825.  He m. Sarah A. FISH 19 Oct 1850 in Beloit, Rock Co., WI.  Sarah was b. 21 Oct 1830 in Lake George, Warren Co., NY.  Sarah was the dau. of Renssalaer FISH and Minvera GRANGER.  (See descendants of Thomas Fish--Sarah A. Fish), (Oberdiear, p. 77.))  Sarah d. 16 Sep 1921 in Grant Valley Township, Beltrami Co., MN.  Her body is interred in Bemidji, MN.  Ch. of Levi and Sarah surname Oberdiear:

                                             i.                Sarah Augusta, b. ca. 1851 in IL.  She m. Charles I. MARTIN on 23 May 1870.  Charles was b. 23 Nov 1841 in LaPorte, LaPorte Co., IN.  He was the son of Asa T. MARTIN and (unknown).  Charles d 17 Nov 1917 in Horton, BC, IA.

                                          ii.                Mary Elizabeth, b. ca. 1854 in Belvidere, Winnebago Co., IL.  She m. James Monroe WATKINS 31 Dec1877 in Horton, BC, IA.  James was b. in Lake Geneva, WC, WI.  He was the son of David WATKINS and Mary (-----).  James d. in Bemidji, MN.

                                        iii.                Abram (Abraham) Frank, b. ca. 1856.

                                       iv.                (5) Jessica Fremont (see next generation)

                                          v.                Julia, b. ca. 1862 in IL.  Julia d. 10 Nov 1903 in NY Mills, Otter Tail Co. MN.  She m. Horace WATKINS, her brother-in-law (see sister Mary above).

                                       vi.                Eli E., b. ca. 1868 in IL.

2.                Jessica Fremont5OBERDIEAR (Levi4 OBERDIEAR Solomon3 OBERDIER/ OBERDIEAR Jacob2 OBERDIER Jr. /OVERDEER Jr., Jacob1 OBERDIER/ OVERDEER), b. 15 Nov 1858 in Belvidere, Winnebago Co., IL.  She m. Lafayette James YOUMANS on 20 Jul 1874 in Horton BC, IA.  (See Descendants of William Youmans, p. 1)

Jessica Fremont OBERDIEAR’s Marriage to Lafayette James YOUMANS

1.                Lafayette James YOUMANS (Stephen Vincent2 William1), b. 5 May 1853,[3] Morrisville, MC, NY.  He m. Jessica Fremont OBERDIEAR 20 Jul 1874, Horton, IA.[4]   Jessie was b. 15 Nov 1858, Belvidere, Winnebago Co., IL.[5]   She was the dau. of Levi OBERDIEAR and Sarah A. (FISH) OBERDIEAR.[6]   (see Descendants of Jacob Oberdiear--Jessica Fremont Oberdiear (Youmans), p. 107)  Lafayette (Lafe) moved with his family to Lake Co., IL in 1857, and then to BC, IA in 1866.  Lafe d. 15 Dec 1940, Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN.[7]   His body is interred at Sunset Rest Cem., Northwood, WC, IA. 

 

 

 

 

 Jessie d. 5 Jun 1930, Northwood, WC, IA.[8]   

 

 

 

 

 

 Her body is interred at Sunset Rest Cem., Northwood, WC, IA.  Lafe moved from BC, IA and relocated in NY Mills, Otter Tail Co., MN abt. Oct 1879.  He moved from MN and relocated in Kensett, WC, IA in 1880.  Lafe lived at Kensett and Northwood for many years.  He was employed as a painting contractor.  He became Frank Ervin MITCHELL YOUMANS’ adoptive father about 1913 at Northwood, WC

Minerva Granger was born in Westfield, Hampden, Co, Ma or New York 1803.

She married Rensselaer Fish in New York, 1831.

 Minerva became the mother of Sarah Fish in Mass, Est 1833.

 Minerva became the mother of Franklin Fish in Mass, Abt 1835.

 Minerva became the mother of James Fish in Mass, Abt 1838.

 Minerva became the mother of Charles Fish in Ohio, Abt 1846.

She resided in Butler, Winnebago Co. Ill. 1 Nov 1850.

Ch. Lafayette and Jessica surname Youmans unless otherwise indicated:

 

  1. Frank Lafayette, b. 26 Feb 1875, Horton, BC, IA, and d. 7 May 1903, Blackduck, Beltrami Co., MN.  He is interred at Sunset Rest Cem., Northwood, WC, IA.
  2. Caroline Cynthia (Cally), b. 10 Sep 1876, Horton, BC, IA, and d. 14 Feb 1919, Northwood, WC, IA.  She is interred at Sunset Rest Cem. in Northwood.  She m. three times.  She m. Edward Mae ENSIGN 1 Jul 1896, Northwood.  Edward was b. 11 Sep 1868, New York City, NY.  Edward d. 28 Mar 1900, Bolton, Warren Co., NY.  He is interred in Kensett, WC, IA.  She m. (------) McCOLLOUGH ca. 1900.  She m. Frank SMITH in 1903, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN.  Frank was b. 17 Mar 1880, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI.  Frank was the son of Charley SMITH and Louise JOHNSON.  Frank d. 15 Sep 1957, Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., IA.  He is interred at Sunset Rest Cem., Northwood.  She res. in Grenora, Divide Co., ND 17 Oct 1914.
  3. Sarah Augusta, b. 2 Aug 1879, Horton, BC, IA, and d. Aug 1936, Loveland, Laramie Co., CO.  She is interred in Loveland, Laramie Co., CO.  She m. Elmer Elsworth GATES 19 Jan 1898, Kensett, WC, IA.  Elmer was b. 1 Nov 1869, Madison Co., OH.  Elmer was the son of Jessie GATES and Margaret BENNETT.  Elmer d. 20 Dec 1946, Denver, Denver Co., CO.  His body is interred in Loveland, Laramie Co.
  4. (4) Stephen Harry YOEMANS (see next generation)
  5. John Hall, b. 24 Jan 1882, Kensett, WC, IA, and d. 9 Apr 1971, Seattle, King Co., WA.  He is interred in Seattle, King Co., WA.  He m. Matilda Alvina NIEGER 2 Nov 1925, Everett, Snohomish Co., WA.  Matilda was b. 3 Dec 1896, Seattle, King Co., WA.  Matilda was the dau. of Fredrick Joseph NIEGER and Rosina Catharina BECKMANN.  She m. Bertram Alexander McGILVRAY.  Matilda d. 29 Dec 1961, Seattle, King Co., WA.  She is interred in Seattle, King Co., WA.
  6. Etta May, b. 17 Jun 1884, Kensett, WC, IA, and d. 10 May 1950, Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., IA.  She is interred at Memorial Park Cem., Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., IA.  She m. Sam J. JULSON 27 Oct 1904 at Northwood, WC, IA.  Sam was b. 1 Jul 1883, Northwood, WC, IA.  He was the son of Halvor JULSON and Julia SEVERSON.  Sam d. 7 Oct 1949 at Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., IA.  He is interred at Mason City, Cerro Gordo Co., IA.
  7. Thomas Woodworth, b. 18 Jul 1886, Kensett, WC, IA, and d. 21 Jan 1974, Moscow, Latah Co., ID.  He is interred at Moscow Cem.  He m. Floy Adell CALDWELL 30 Sep 1908 in Northwood, WC, IA.  Floy was b. 13 Jul 1893, Marble Hill, Bollinger Co., Missouri.  Floy was the dau. of Columbus Pinkney CALDWELL and Edith Belle PAIRE.  Floy d. 13 Jun 1969, Moscow, Latah Co., ID.  He res. in Grenora, Divide Co., ND 5 Jun 1930.
  8. Elizabeth (Libby) Wren, b. 16 Jun 1888, Kensett, WC, IA, and d. 22 Mar 1943, Little Pine Township, CWC, MN.  She is interred at Emily Cem., Emily, CWC, MN.  She m. Ralph Richard GATES 14 Oct 1908, Sheridan Co., Kansas.  Ralph was b. 12 Sep, 1882, Kansas and d. 25 Aug 1969, Fairbury, Jefferson Co., Nebraska.  He is interred at Fairbury, Jefferson Co., Nebraska.
  9. Marie French, b. 25 Jun 1890, Kensett, WC, IA.  Marie d. 31 Aug 1948, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.  She is interred at Sunset Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.  She m. Andrew RYGG 11 Jun 1913, Liberty, Beltrami Co., MN.  Andrew was b. 22 Apr 1888, Stavanger, Norway.  Andrew was the son of Mauritz ANDRIASSON and Jacobine THORSEN.  Andrew d. 18 Aug 1949, Washington, D.C.  He is interred at Sunset Memorial Cem., Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.
  10. Albert Nutting YOEMANS, b. 16 Feb 1893 Kensett, WC, IA, and d. 27 Jul 1982, Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN.  He is interred at Mount Olivet Cem., Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN.  Bert was a painting contractor.  He m. Edith Mary Margaret REMUND 18 Nov 1919 at Albert Lea, Freeborn Co., MN.  Edith was b. 10 Jun 1894, New Richland, Waseca Co., MN.  Edith was the daughter of Rudolph REMUND and Emma Amelia BLUHM.  Edith d. 21 Sep 1987, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.  She is interred at Mount Olivet Cem., at Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN.
  11. Everett Elsworth, b. 26 Jan 1896 Kensett, WC, IA, and d. 17 Oct. 1914, Northwood, WC, IA.  He is interred at Sunset Rest Cem., Northwood, WC, IA.

 

  1. [1] State of Wisconsin, Rock Co, Vol. D, p. 117 Marriage Records

    [2] Ibid

    [3] Minnesota State Department of Death, Register No. 280 lists b. date as 5 May 1853 and occupation as retired painter.

    [4] Standard Certificate of Death, Register No. 319, Worth Co., Iowa.   Occupation was listed as Housewife. 

    [5] Ibid

    [6] Ibid

    [7] Ibid: Witness on certificate was Burt Youmans.  Cause of death is cerebral hemorrhage.  Lafe died at St. Joseph Hospital in Blue Earth, Mankato, MN.  He was in Hospital for 2 hrs. and in community for two months.

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