Lucian Hardine Sulouff
Born: Nov 2, 1876
daughter of Samuel & Mary (Smith) Geise
Samuel Edward Sulouff 1900 – 1982
known as "Loosh." When he was born in 1876 his parents were living in
Cocolamus, Fayette Twp., Juniata Co. I have seen one or two gravestones
in Juniata Co. with the name Lucian inscribed and I often wondered why
that peculiar name was found in that location and only in that location.
I think you have explained it on the basis of a tradition that baby boys
were named after a favorite doctor named Lucian Banks. I have also seen
this forename spelled Lucien: I believe it was in the Niemonds Church
Cemetery. One of my dad's brothers named his son Carl Lucion Sulouff,
simply a variang spelling of the boy's grandfather's name. I find it
fascinating to speculate about the motivations for naming children and
to see how some names are passed along from one generation to another
and how deviations work themselves into the story." posted by Nelson Sulouff, in PAJUNIAT-L Archives
1899 Lucian Married Dora Edna Geise
Married Nov 12 1899
The person responsible for the beginning of the SULOUFF family in Northumberland Co. was Lucian Hardin SULOUFF. He was born in Cocolamus, Juniata Co., and, following a heated argument with his father at, he left that area, trudged up the Susquehanna Trail and found work in Point Twp. There he married Dora Edna GEISE and they had ten children. All of their children married and seven of their children raised families in the area of Northumberland and Point Twp. Now, six generations later, the SULOUFF clan still thrives in Northumberland Co., steadily contributing their share to the burgeoning growth of the community.- Rev. Nelson R. Sulouff Born in Northumberland Co., retired in AZ
Dora was a typical Pennsylvania Dutch housewife, widely respected and admired for her patience in home-making under economically deprived conditions, for her successful raising of ten children and for her cooking skills that made sufficient meals out of severely limited supplies. For many years, while living at a mountain cabin a tenth of mile northeast of her ancestral Geise farm, it was a trek of about a quarter mile to the spring where all the family's water was obtained and it was over a mile long walk from home to the children's schoolhouse in Spruce Hollow. Of course the older children helped their mother, but it was largely Dora's patience and management that brought the family through hard times. Dora's short stature, well under 5 feet, was very conspicuous in comparison to her husband, who was over 6 feet tall.
Dora's obituary in the Sunbury paper reported that due to declining health she had been staying with her daughter, Esther Marks, in Northumberland for only a week before she died of an acute heart attack.
According to her youngest daughter, Kate, Dora is remembered for her favorite saying, a Scriptural admonition by which she lived, viz., "Never let the sun go down upon your wrath." -Ephesians 4:26.
1900 Son Samuel Sulouff is born
Samuel was first married to Susan Braumgardner. They had one son together, who died in infancy (21 days old). In 1929, 29 year old Samuel ran away with 14 year old Helen Millheim. Helen was feared dead, and the local newspaper carried stories about her disappearance for many years after it occurred. Samuel & Helen had 4 children together, under the aliases of Frank E. & Helen Sthoeman, but before the last daughter was born, Samuel had run off with a 16 year old girl. Samuel was 37 at the time. He was then arrested in Colorado, and brought back to Kansas. In 1941 Samuel is using the name Frank Sulouff. He married Beatrice Roberts in february of 1941 in Garret Kansas. In 1965 Beatrice & Frank are in a car accident that kills Beatrice. Frank lived to age 82 in 1982, and his daughter said she knew of her fathers history, but to her he was a great father, great farmer, and attended church regularly
Read more about Samuel, and the many newspaper articles about him, here:
1901 - Daughter Cordella A Sulouff is born
Born August 4 1901, Cordelia married Robley Evans Hill (1906–1969) and they had 4 children: Robley Hill 1929–, Nevin Hill 1930–, Jeanette Louise Hill 1937–
1903 - Son William Is Born
1910 Daughter Mary Christmas Sulouff was born
Mary Christmas Sulouff was born on Christmas day, December 25 1910. She married Arthur Neitz. They lived in New Jersey. In 1940, Mary's younger brother Melvin, listed as a poultry man, lived with them. Mary died September 11 1994.
1913 - son John Henry Sulouff is born
John Henry Sulouff was born February 21 1913. In March 1930 there's an article in the newspaper about him being missing in the woods, but I could find no follow up explaining his return. He did obviously return. He married Celia Ethel Baily. They had two sons, James Stephen Sulouff & John Robin Sulouff, both died young John Henry Sulouff served in World War II. He was a ssgt. He died December 15 1955, in a car accident.
Melvin Franklin Sulouff was born October 29 1915. He went to New jersey with his sister Mary (Sulouff) Neitz in 1940, where his occupation was given as "poultry man". He married Esther Moyer, and they had at least one child, Patty Sulouff. Melvin died April 12 1987, in Northumberland County PA.