Thursday, March 8, 2012

John Edmond Sulouff 1850-1935

Heather's 3rd great grandfather, patneral line

John Edmond Sulouff
Died: 1935
married Dec 29 1870
(1) Emeline Basom
Daughter of Jacob & Christina Jane (Hostetler) Basom
Born Jan 3 1852
Died Aug 18 1872
(2)Hannah Amanda Conrad
Died:  1930

To Emeline Basom:
Sarah Jane "Sally" 1871-1953 M. David Stuck

To Hanna Amanda Conrad:

Lucian  Hardine Sulouff   1876 – 1959
Ellis Ulysses Sulouff 1879 – 1945
Hulda Etta Sulouff 1881 – 1965
Daisy Rose Sulouff 1883 – 1923
Irvin Blain Sulouff 1884 – 1964
Charles Clayton Sulouff 1887 – 1887
Laura Delilah Sulouff 1888 – 1953
 Mae Sulouff 1890 – 1933
 Earl Emert Sulouff 1892 – 1965
John Edward Sulouff 1896 – 1966
Jacob Oliver Sulouff 1897 – 1932

Carpenter; farmer; railroad

Time Line

Born Nov. 5
Cocolamus (Juniata) PA

1855 Hannah Amanda Conrad is Born

1860 - Residence of John
Name: John E Suloff
Age in 1860: 10
Birth Year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Delaware, Juniata, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Thompsontown
Father Jacob, Mother Lydia, John E 10,  Sarah 7, Mary C 5, Hanna A 3

1870 - Marriage to Emaline Basom
Age 20
Juniata Co. PA
page 235 of A brief history of Bishop Jacob Mast and other Mast pioneers : and a complete genealogical family register and those related by inter-marriage, with biographies of their descendants from the earliest available records to the present time with portraits and other illustrations. Elverson, Pa.: Mast, c1911.

1871 - Daughter Sarah Sulouff is born
Emaline, Sallie's mom,  died just 5 months after her daughter Sarah "Sallie" was born.  In the 1880 census, Sallie lives with her grandparents, who appear to have raised her for the rest of her life.  In 1900 John has remarried and appears in the census with more children, but Sallie remains with Jacob & Lydia (Burns) Sulouff.

In 1890 Sallie married David Stuck. They had 11 children.  Sallie & David are buried in Juniata County, Pa.

1872  Emeline dies
August 18

1876 - John Edmund Sulouff Married Hanna Amanda Conrad
Age: 25
11 May
Marriage to Hannah Amanda Conrad

Juniata Sentinel and Republican
(Mifflintown, Pennsylvania)

24 May 1876, Wed • First Edition

1879  Elias Ulysses Sulouff is born
Ellis Ulysses Sulouff was born February 28 1879. Several records show his birthplace as Ohio.  He married Effie A. Bartley.  Their children are: Lawrence M. (1902-), John N (1905-), Goldie M (1908-), William A (1910-), Elwood R (1914-), Sylvia A (1916-) 

His draft card tells us that he was 5'6", 175lbs, with brown hair,grey eyes, and a ruddy complexion. He had a scar on his upper left arm.
The census records tell us that he only completed the 6th grade, and that  he worked in the Steel works. He died January 26 1945 in Mifflin County Pa and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Milroy Pa.

Name: Effie A Bartley
Event Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 20 Jan 1904
Marriage Place: Rebersburg, Centre, Pennsylvania, USA
Spouse Name: Ellis Sulouff
Denomination: Presbyterian
Organization Name: Sinking Creek Presbyterian Church

1880  - Residence
Name: J. E. Suloff
Age: 29
Birth Year: abt 1851
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1880: Fayette, Juniata, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Hannah A. Suloff
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Carpenter
Household Members:
Name Age
J. E. Suloff 29
Hannah A. Suloff 25
L. H. Suloff 4
E. U. Suloff 1

1881  Daughter Huldah Etta Sulouff is born
Huldah Etta Sulouff was born April 17 1881.  She married Newton Benner. Their children are: John D BennerJohn D Benner 1904–1937, Joyce M Benner 1905–2003, Irene Benner 1907–1986, Verna Benner 1910–1993, Stella Benner 1914–1989, Mildred E Benner 1920–1991. Huldah died July 27 1965 and is buried in Mount Rock Cemetery, Lewistown Mifflin County PA.

Moved To Indiana
From the book The Sulouff & Suloff Family, by Nelson R. Sulouff,
page 54
Sometime after the birth of daughter Daisy in April 1883 and before the birth of son Irvin in October 1884, Ed & Hannah traveled to Eckhart, Indiana  with some intention of remaining there.  Ed was a carpenter skilled in the specialized work of barn building and it is believe that the promise of this type of work beckoned him westward. A piquant story has been preserved from that trip.  En-route to the train, Edmund and Hannah kindly helped another young couple take care of their restless children.  In gratitude, that couple gave Ed and Hannah a pen and pencil set to keep as a memento of the warm friendship that has sprung up between them on the train. Both couples knew that upon parting at their destination, they probably would never seen one another again.  That gold tipped pen and pencil set has been handed down, along with the touching story, via Edmund's oldest son Lucian and Lucian's son William, to William;s son, Rev. Nelson Sulouff (author of this account) who especially treasures the memory of a kindness performed by his great-grandparents, the comfort and joy they imparted as is symbolized by this honored gift from another couple on the train.  An inscription in faded ink on the lid of the box holding the pen reads "Oct 30 [or 20th?] 1872 John E. Sulouff & Wife from Frank H___hert Ind."  Someone used a ball point pen in an effort to improve the legibility of the year written on the box lid and apparently was unable to read correctly the faded original date.  The rather soft gold tip of he pen has the following inscription, "Eugene McGuire & Company New York 2"  It is believed Ed and Hannah took with them to Indiana only four children and that Sallie, then in her early teens, continued living in Cocolamus with her grandparents, Jacob & Lydia Sulouff.  Family tradition holds, if somewhat tenuously, that Irvin was their only child born in Indiana.  It is believe that the family moved back to Pennsylvania before the birth of Charles Clayton, who lived only one week.

It was probably the shift of railroad work from Juniata County to Mifflin County that led Ed (Family tradition says it was urging from his wife) to move his household to the Lewistown area.  *Sometime after the death of Hannah in 1930, Edmund moved to live in Burnham with his youngest son, Edward.  Edmunds death came unexpectedly, resulting from an accident on an icy road of an automobile in which he was a passenger and for which is great-grandson Edward Stuck was driver.  Edmunds obituary reported 48 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren (of whom the present writer - Nelson R. Sulouff -  is one), and one great-great-grandchild.

* I do not believe this is correct.  In the 1930 census, Edmund is found with his youngest son & daughter in law Margaret - but they are in Lewistown, 726 Highland Avenue.  This is the address found on Hannah's death certificate as well.  In the city directory, John E. Jr & Margaret are listed as h726 Highland Avenue, and John E. Sr is listed at r726 Highland Avenue.  

1892 Son Earl Sulouff is born
There are 4 infants buried in Mount Rock Cemetery, Lewistown, Mifflin County
Pennsylvania, USA  all listed as the children of Earl Sulouff.
Death dates: July 25 1913, March 12 1919, March 12 1919 (twins?) July 10 1928.

1900 Census - Residence
age 49
Name: Edward E Sulouff
Age: 49
Birth Date: Jul 1850
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1900: Fayette, Juniata, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Amanda H Sulouff
Marriage Year: 1876
Years Married: 24
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward E Sulouff 49
Amanda H Sulouff 44
Ellis U Sulouff 21
Hulda E Sulouff 19
Daisy R Sulouff 17
Irvin B Sulouff 15
Laura D Sulouff 12
Phinnie M Sulouff 10
Earl E Sulouff 8
Jacob O Sulouff 6
John E Sulouff 3

From the book The Sulouff & Suloff Family, by Nelson R. Sulouff, page 56:
"Hannah had some difficulty adjusting to the new-fangled cars when they came out.  Her grandson, William Sulouff, of Northumberland, tells the story that as he was driving Hannah home in a borrowed Hupmobile, after a visit with her son 'Loosh' in Northumberland, William thought he was entertaining his grandmother and everyone else in the car by "soaring" over the crests of the "roller-coasters" along present Route 35.  Suddenly, the cries from his passengers of "Wheee" and "Whoopeeee" stopped.  He discovered to his dismay that Hannah's nausea in the back seat had brought the fun to an abrupt halt and also caused William considerable regret during the time it took to clean the car and get it "aired out". 

1930 -  Hannah died

1930 Residence
Age 79
Living with son & daughter in law
Name: John E Sulouff
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1851
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Race: White
Home in 1930: Derry, Mifflin, Pennsylvania
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Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Father
Spouse's Name:  Hanna A Sulouff
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Household Members:
Name Age
John E Sulouff 33
Margret Sulouff 32
Gladys M Sulouff 8
John E Sulouff 6
Robert E Sulouff 3
John E Sulouff 79
Hanna A Sulouff 75
Ernest L Seachrist 19 (brother in law - brother of Margaret)

1930 -Received into church membership of Rhodes Memorial United Methodist Church, 
(the same church his son & daughter in law joined in 1928)
Name: John Edwad Sulouff Sr
Event Type: Other
Event Date: 11 Nov 1930
Event Place: Lewistown, Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA
Denomination: Methodist
Organization Name: United Methodist Church

Lewistown, Mifflin Co, Pa, where his son & daughter in law also appear

1935 -John Edward Sulouff died
 Age: 85
5 Nov
Lewistown (Mifflin) PA

Mt Rock Cemetery, Lewistown (Mifflin) PA

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