EARLY WOODGATE NAMES
This list will be added to as I read more letters in the months ahead. Many of the following names are mentioned in the letters of Minnie Rush and others to Sam Davidson from 1875 to 1881, the diary of Mary Kronmiller from 1879 to 1881, and letters to and from Louisa Kronmiller between 1875 and 1898. The spelling of names was irregular; some people even spelled their own family name differently. In the case of conflicts, the spelling on a calling card was chosen or a current spelling as advised by Ann Steele.
An asterisk (*) denotes a calling card for the individual. These are in our calling card scrapbook compiled by Melissa Huther.
A plus sign (+) denotes
names appearing on a map from Beers' Atlas for 1874 along
A double dash (--) sign denotes people shown elsewhere on the 1874 map.
A mark (^) denotes
information from stones in the
@ denotes names at White Lake Corners in 1884 Gazetteer & Directory.
ANABLE. Mr. and Mrs. (Louisa letter 5/26/1901)
ANDREWS. Minnie, Walley(?), Joseph, farmer@, William Andrews or Androuis (Louisa letter, 1/19/1899)
+APP. Frank, Jerry, Carrie,
Andrew (1841-1903)^, Libbie;
John H.*, Nettie O.*, Nellie S.*, Jeremiah
(1848-1905, & w. Caroline, 1851- 1937)^.
BABCOCK. M. N. (1859-1945)^, Warren H. (1826-1887, at
BARBER. Hattie. George, laborer@. Mrs. (Hattie's mother)
BIGLOW. W. H., sawyer@
BOARDMAN. Nathaniel, laborer@
BONERS. John, farmer@
--BROWN. The map shows a place for M. Brown on the south side of the road running west to Boonville about three quarters of a mile from the corners. Willaim H., laborer@
CAMP. William, laborer@
CARINGTON. Sam (in at Woodhull)
COLE. Mr. [At quarry?]
COWDRAY. Clara, Edwin L.* Charles, woods guide@
COSCUN. Chris (Christopher Croscomb*), Annie E.*
CRABSUCKER? (CRAHENECKER? see KRAPSICKER). Frankie.
--CROPSEY. John, Elmer Cropsey (1873-1942, & Ida Myers Cropsey, 1874- 1965)". The map
shows L Cropsey on the road
running west away from the
+DALARMES. The map shows a
T. Dallarms? on the north
side of the road a little before the place where the creek crosses the road
about 1.5 miles from the corners. It also shows T. Dallarm?
just north of
DART. William. Le Roy, blacksmith@ D. S., blacksmith@
+DAVIDSON. John (1795-1865)
(1824-1896) & w. Jane Edgar (1826-1923). Samuel* (1855‑
1947), John (1848-1912), William (1850-1950, m. Julia Rush
April 1, 1876),
(1857- ), James (1859-1938), Robert (1861- ), George
Henry (1866, Lottie. The map shows Skellan
as the nearest neighbor, perhaps a mile away toward the corners.
DAVIDSON. John, farmer@ William, farmer@
DEAKIN. (Alvah 6/5/13). W.A. "Burt" and Mrs. Anna (stationmaster & wife Deakin 6/22/13)
DELARAME. Theodore, farmer@
DONOVAN. Will, John
DREXEL. John, George
--DUPPER. Katie, Gotlieb, Libbie, Mary A. (1850-1921 at Forestport Gem.). The map shows A. Dupper on the west side of the main road just north of the corners. Gotlieb Duper, farmer@
EVANS. Will (one of the old
FABER. Replaced on RR by Fluno (Louisa 9/22/01)
FELIX. Mr. and Mrs.
FLUNO. Leslie, Jennie (brother and sister, he works on railroad, Louisa 1/29/99). Leslie (working on Woodgate section again. Good customer. Louisa 9/22/01)
GABES. Ben (m. Mrs Odeit)
GETMAN. Mr. (RR sationmaster to whom telegrams are sent?). Mrs has measles (Louisa 4/15/1900)
GIBBS. Amen (married Libbie Dupper). Benjamin, farmer@
GIFFORD. Lewis*, Carrie
GILL. Henry, laborer@
GOODIER. Lillie L.* (school teacher), Lottie A,* Minnie.
GOLIGAR. Henry (musician), Mary.
GRAFT (see Kraft). Godlob, hotel@
--GRAHAME. Sam. The map
shows S. Graham along the main road north almost past
GRINS. Effa and baby girl (Louisa 6/25/99).
--GROFF (Graff?). Susie,
Hanna. The map shows a name similar to this but not quite legible along the
main road going east along the south side of
(one of the old boys in
HARRICK. George. Henry Herrick, farmer@
HAYES. Anna (school teacher 1875 & 76)
+HERRICK (Herrig). Chris, Maggie, Francis, Mary, Fred. The map shows
John Herrig on the south side of the road just before
the place where the creek crosses the road. The map also shows Henry Herrig on the west side of the main road about two miles
south of the corners.
HITZMAN. Sebastian, farmer@
HUMPHREY. O. J.
ISLEY. Jacob, farmer@ John, Farmer@
--JENKINS. Ettie (m. Chris
Nichols 5/5/1880), Dwight*. The map shows J. J. Jenkins on the west side
of the main road about two miles south of the corners
JONES. Willie (Minnie Rush's new fellow,
Rose 3/8/1877). John or Jack (one of the old boys in
KELLY. Johnnie (Nick 3/2/1877)
KNAPP. Railroad stationmaster.
KRAFT. Gottlop (Charles 9/13/1876)
KRAPSICKER. Frank, farmer@. Louie (Mary 1/10/1900)
+KRONMILLER. Georg P. (1824-1864) &
Charles* (1849-1926, m. Frances Wooley, 1868-1954), Louisa*
(1856-1938, m. Alvah Corliss), Philipp (1859- ), George
(1862- ), Mary* (1864-1932, m. William Dart). The map
shows a place for C. Kroomnuller on the north side of Bear Creek
LAIR. John, farmer@
LANCE. Lince (Louisa 1/23/1877)
LIDDLE. Bought a car (Louisa 6/20/13). Fred (has new auto Deakin 6/22/13)
--LOCKWOOD. Andrew, Amy, Louis (m. Ida Rigley), Amy.
The map shows C. Lockwood along the road to the west around
MAIBACK. Louisa A.*, Emma L.*, Mary*, Samuel (Charles 6/17/1875)
MALLIS. Gotlieb, farmer@
MARTIN. Henry, laborer@
MCDONALD. James, laborer@
MCNEIL. Willie (Louisa 1/26/99)
MERRILL. Willie, Joe.
MISNER. Mrs. (has done some cleaning at a new house? Louisa 6/9/01)
MITCHEL. Dennie (working in East
Fred. The map shows F. Myers on the south side of the road between Reakal and J. App. Frederick, farmer@. Fred Myer's body is
returned by train from
--MONIGIN. The map shows A. Monogan on what may now be the Pit Four Road which intersects the main road about 2.5 miles south of the corners. John, James.
MOON. Mrs. Mort (Louisa 4/27/99). Andrew (Louisa 5/19/01)
MORAN. Pat (Louisa 3,27, 1898)
NEEGAR. Bought 52 chickens from Louisa as broilers (Louisa 9/8/01).
--NICHOLS. Henry (Hank), Chris (m. Ettie Jenkins 5/5/1880). Mrs. Etta*, Sarah, Albert. The map shows H. Nichols on what may now be the Pit Four Road which runs between the main road and Bear Creek. Nichols is nearly on the creek and a lumber mill is shown to be nearby. Yettie? (m. Harris Odit?, Mary 5/18,1880)
The map shows D. Nugent on the west side of the main road going toward
OBRIN. Died with pneumonia (Louisa 4/9/1899)
--ODIED (ONEID?). Mary. The
map shows H. Odeit on the road going to the west
ODIT. Amos, sawyer@ Harris?
OHLE. John, farmer@ William, farmer@
OKLEY. Will. (Louisa 3/22/1899)
OLEY. Sarah, John,
PALMER. E. B., farmer@
PATE. John (m. Rose Rigley
PERRIE. Rob. (working in East
PHILIPS. Mr., asked Sam Davidson to go hunting with him in 1880.
--PHISTER (Fister?). Pete, George. The map shows P. Pfister about 1.5 miles north of
--POTTER. The map shows J. H. Potter on the west side of the main road about 2.5 miles south of the corners.
PROVANGER. Bought a car (Louisa 6/20/13)
+REAKAL (Recknell?). Mrs. Robert Recknell Davidson. The name appears on the map on the south side of the road nearly two thirds of the way to the end.
RECKNAWL. Fred, farmer@. (Shot son accidently–Louisa 8/21/1898)
RHULER. George, farmer@
RIGLEY. Ida (m. Louis Lockwood), George, Rose* (m. John Pate
1/15/1880). Michael, (1818-1891)^ & w. Barabara, (1816-1893)^ dau.
Margaret Rigley Myers, (1853-1892)^.
George Rigly, farmer@ Michael Rigly,
--RINGWALT (Ringwold). Mary, Nick, Johnnie. The map shows G. Ringwald on the north side of the road running west to Boonville about half a mile from the corners. Conrad Ringwauld, farmer@
ROCOFF. Charles, farmer@ William, farmer@
RUHLE (Roe?). John, building a house 8/11/1879.
+RUSH. Mary E.* (Minnie E.*), Julia (1852-1892^, m. William Davidson April 1,
1876), Fred*, Ida L.*, John H.*, Charles F.*, Henry (1819-1904)"
& Sophia (1830-1902)^. The Rush home is across the road from
Kronmillers and little toward the corners. Henry, farmer@
SALTER. James, farmer@
SCANTLIN. Timothy (funeral 1/6/1880), May
SCHAFFER. Theobold, farmer@ George, farmer@
--SCHELL. The map shows Jac? Shell on a road running west from the
SCHIFFER (SCHIEFER). George, farmer@ Born 1845, moved to White Lake Corners 1849, died there 1920.
SHAFER. Dan, Jacob.
SCHAVER. Louisa. Jacob Shaver, farmer@ Philip Shaver, farmer@
--SHEFFER. The maps shows J. Sheffer north of
SHRIVER (Scriber?). Peter (hired by Kronmillers, Mary, no date)
+SKILLIN. Rebecca, John, William*. The map shows a J. Skellan on the north side of the road, perhaps two thirds of the way to the end. John Skillen, farmer@ William Skillen, farmer@
SMITH. Dwight. John R., farmer@. Henry. Oscar (Louisa 4/2/99). Henry & Lottie (baby scalded, Louisa 7/4/13).
SPRAGUE. F., engineer@
SQUIRE. Horace, laborer@
+STELL. Carrie* (m. Roselle
Putney 11/9/880), George (d. 4/17/1880, age 28), John, William*, Philip,
--STUDER. George, Lizzie. Philip Studer (1841-1906)^. Henry Studer (1847- 1913)^ & his w. Mary A. Studor (1852-1916)^. The map shows P. Studor on the main road at the corners, southwest corner. The next house down the road toward Boonville is shown as J. Studor. George, farmer@ Henry, farmer@ Philip, farmer and hotel@. Philip wants Louisa's trade (Louisa 6/25/99).
SWEET. Pete (died in at Woodhull on June 8, 1876, according to Minnie Rush).
THALL. Jacob, L., laborer@
THORP. Charles. Nell Torp (Louisa 8/25/01)
TURK. Tirks? (Louisa 1/26/99). Edd (Alvah 9/1/01)
+ULRICK? The map shows what looks like N. Ulrick on the south side of the road across from Kronmillers.
UTLEY. Ed, Sarah
VAUGHN. John and Larry (Charles 5/16/1876)
VICKS (Vix). Andrew. Old Vix (Charles 6/17/1875). Cate (Charles 6/18/1873?)
WELLS. F. H., lumber measurer@. Ida (Louisa 6/18/99). Ida has come home to stay (Louisa 7/28/11).
+WILLIAMS. Thomas*, William (funeral 2/21/1880, age 41), Cora L.* Henry J.
(1817-1881)^ & Catherine (1811-1877)^ & son William H. (1838-
1880)^. The map shows H. J. Williams on the south side of the
road about half way between Kronmillers and the corners. Owen,
farmer@ Thomas, farmer@
YERDEN. Albert, laborer@