Individual Record 690

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
Source 1}   71 = Family notes
Source 2} 353 = Family notes
Source 3} 526 = Letter
Source 4} 873 = Birth record
Source 5} 958 = 1881 Can cen
Source 6} 373 = Geog history
Source 7} 342 = 1900 USA cen
Source 8} 959 = Marriage rec
Source 9} 344 = 1910 USA cen
Source 10}1127=Map/Atlas
Source 11}965 = 1915 ND cen
Source 12}966 = 1920 USA cen
Source 13}967 = 1925 ND cen
Source 14}968 = 1930 USA cen
Source 15}355 = Obituary
Source 16}1269=1940 USA cen
Source 16}1545=Death record
Source 17}963 = Cemetery rec
Source 18}385 = Obituaries
Parents: } Henry C. Detwiller & Mathilda Moore
   Relationship No.} 220
1st Household No.} 387 = Blanshard Twp., Perth, Ontario
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2}  
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian
Spouses:   Prime} 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
Baptism Date}   Place}   Click to enlarge
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}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Heart failure
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 25 May 2014
Date Created}    3 Apr 1994
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