|Name} Detwiller, John Henry||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Male|
|Birth: Date} Exa 12 Sep 1872||Place} St. Marys, Blanshard Twp., Perth, Ontario|
|Marr.: Date} Fam 16 Feb 1904||Place} Seymour, Outagamie, Wisconsin (Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 21 Sep 1941||Place} Tyrol Twp., Griggs, North Dakota|
|Burial: Date} Fam 24 Sep 1941||Place} Cooperstown Cemetery, Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota|
|Grave Marker} Yes||
|Parents: } Henry C. Detwiller & Mathilda Moore|
Relationship No.} 220
|1st Household No.} 387 = Blanshard Twp., Perth, Ontario|
| Occupation 1} Farmer|
Sherman, Gertrude Idalette|
Total Number of} 1
|Notes: John Henry Detwiller was born 12 Sep 1872 in St Marys, Blanshard Twp., Perth, Ontario. He was the second of eight children born to Henry and Mathilda Moore. The first child was born in Jun 1871 and only lived four days. In the 1881 Canada census the family was living in Blanshard Twp., and includes John's younger siblings - Mary, born in 1874, William, 1876, Alexander, 1878, and Fredrick, 1879. Andrew was in 1981, year after the census was taken. In 1886, the family immigrated to the United States, settling in Tyrol Twp., Griggs, North Dakota. His last brother, Harry, was born in the United States in 1891. According to the 1940 U.S. census, John completed the fourth grade.|
| In the 1900 U.S. census, John was a farming his own land in Tyrol Twp., which was
mortgaged. The census record reports that he was a naturalized citizen.
He married Gertrude Idalette Sherman in Outagamie County, Wisconsin on 16 Feb 1904.
She was known by her middle name, Idalette.|
John and Idalette continued to farm grain in Tyrol Twp., their farm located seven miles northwest of Cooperstown. In the 1910 U.S. census, a hired hand, Clarence Armison, was enumerated with them. In the 1915 North Dakota census, Clarence was still with them, as well as a mother and daughter. In the 1920 U.S. census, the 1925 North Dakota census, and the 1930 U.S. census, they were living alone. In the 1940 U.S. census, Louis Westberg, a hired farm laborer was living with them. The couple had no children.
John was active in community affairs. He was president of the Farmers Elevator at Jessie, a member of the Masonic Lodge and Knights of Pythias, and a member of the Presbyterian Church of Cooperstown.
John died 21 Sep 1941 of heart failure. His obituary states that he died suddenly, while leading a horse from the barn through a pasture gate. Funeral services were held in the Masonic Temple, Cooperstown, on Wednesday, 24 Sep 1941, the Rev. C.C. Converse officiating. He was buried in the Cooperstown Cemetery, Cooperstown, North Dakota. His wife Idalette died in 1951, and is buried next to him.
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death}||Fraternal/Social}Knights of Pythias|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} John Henry Detwiller|
|Immigr'n Date} 1885||Port} N/A|
|Education: Grade} High school or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} None for the State of}|
Cause of Death} Heart failure
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