Thursday, March 8, 2012

Lucian 'Loosh' Hardine Sulouff 1876-1959

Lucian Hardine Sulouff
Born: Nov 2, 1876
Died: Apr 22 1959
Married Nov 12 1899
Dora Edna Geise
daughter of Samuel & Mary (Smith) Geise
Born: Jan 15 1879
Died: Sept 25 1939


Children:
Samuel Edward Sulouff 1900 – 1982
Cordella A Sulouff 1901 – 1983 William R Sulouff 1903 – 1993 George Emery Sulouff 1904 – 1987 Newton Mayon Sulouff 1907 – 1978 Esther Margaret Sulouff 1909 – Mary Christmas Sulouff 1910 – 1994 John Henry Sulouff 1913 – 1955 Melvin Franklin Sulouff 1915 – 1987



1880 Census

Name: L. H. Suloff
Age: 4
Birth Year: abt 1876
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1880: Fayette, Juniata, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: J. E. Suloff
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Name: Hannah A. Suloff
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Household Members:
Name Age
J. E. Suloff 29
Hannah A. Suloff 25
L. H. Suloff 4
E. U. Suloff 1


1900 Census

Name: Lucian H Sulouff
Age: 23
Birth Date: Nov 1876
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1900: Point, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
[Northumberland] 
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son-in-law
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Dora E Sulouff
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Samuel B Geise 52
Mary C Geise 49
William H Geise 18
Harvey S Geise 14
Mary A Geise 12
Amon R Geise 7
Henry Geise 82
Lucian H Sulouff 23
Dora E Sulouff 21
  Sulouff 3/12
Harriet L Smith 34 (sister in law)


1910 Census

Name: Lucian H Sulouff
Age in 1910: 33
Birth Year: 1877
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1910: Point, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
[Self (Head)] 
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Dora E Sulouff
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Lucian H Sulouff 33
Dora E Sulouff 31
Samuel E Sulouff 10
Cordella A Sulouff 8
William R Sulouff 6
Emery G Sulouff 4
Newton M Sulouff 2
Esther M Sulouff 1 2/12
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1910 Miracode

Name: Lucian H Sulouff
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
State: PA
Age: 33
Color: W
Enumeration District: 0093
Visit: 0055
County: Northumberland
Relation: Head of Household
Other Residents:
Relation Name Age Birth Place
Wife Dora E 31 Pennsylvania
Son Samuel E 10 Pennsylvania
Daughter Cordilla A 08 Pennsylvania
Son William R 06 Pennsylvania
Son Emery G 04 Pennsylvania
Son Newton M 02 Pennsylvania
Daughter Esther M NR Pennsylvania

1920 Census
Name: Lucek H Sulouff
[Lucih H Sulouff] 
[Lu?? H Sulouff] 
Age: 43
Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1920: Point, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Dorah E Sulouff
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home Owned: Own
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Lucek H Sulouff 43
Dorah E Sulouff 40
Emery G Sulouff 14
Newton M Sulouff 12
Esther M Sulouff 10
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Mary C Sulouff 9
John H Sulouff 6
Melvin F Sulouff 5


Buried Riverview Cemetery, Northumberland Pa



Research:
"Interestingly, my grandfather was named Lucian Hardine SULOUFF. He was
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 







Dora Geise
From Find A Grave Entry by Nelson Sulouff:
Dora was baptized in the German Reformed Church by Pastor William Haas as attested by two certificates, one of which is the decorated Taufshein typically used by Germans in the 18th and 19th Centuries. (In 2002 these certificates are in the possession of Dora's grandson, Nelson Sulouff, retired in Oro Valley AZ.) Subsequently, Dora's family became active in the newly formed Trinity Evangelical Lutheran congregation in Point Township, Northumberland Co. Her grandfather, Henry F. Geise, served as a trustee on the church council that organized this congregation in 1896 and he served on the building committee that completed and dedicated the new church structure in 1897. It was at Trinity that Dora was married to Lucian H. Sulouff by Pastor Chauncey R. Botsford. Dora continued as an active member of Trinity congregation throughout her life and, so far as is known, all of this couple's ten children were baptized at Trinity Lutheran, Point Township.


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 milelong 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. 







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