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6051 William and John Hastings, heirs and administrators of John Hastings and his widow sold land to John Dix to cover debts, which are listed in the deed HASTINGS John (I35632)
6052 William Averill Jr. served during the Civil War in the 37th WI Infantry. Dorothy Mae Averill wrote that William was born on 28 Feb 1848 not the 27th and was insistent that the records published were incorrect. (personal discussions with Gordon Stevenson in 2008)

William was enumerated 1900 US census in Merrill, Lincoln Co, WI pg 187-188 as Feb 1848 born WI parents NH, Ireland, with wife of 19 years Augusta CA Mar 1862 Germany coming here in 1874 with 9 of 9 children Martha M Nov 1882, Selena E Apr 1884, Arthur R July 1886, Walter C Dec 25, 1888, Billie J Jan 1890, Chilli L Dec 1893, Chester H Sept 1895, Harry A Apr 1897, Irene E Oct 1899 WI

in 1910 on page 276 as 62 yo WI, with wife of 28 years Gustie 48 Germany, with 8 of 10 children living Martha 19, Wiliam 19, Chili 16, Chester 14, irene 10, margrate 7 WI

Merrill Star Advocate, July 4, 1918
William Averill, the first white child born in what was then known as Jenny, now Merrill, passed away Sunday afternoon, following an illness of many months, caused by heart affection.
Deceased was 70 years of age. He was a timber cruiser by occupation and for many years previous to failing health, had been employed by A. H. Strange Co. He not only witnessed the development of this city, but was familiar with every tract of timber in this north country. He had also made a number of cruising trips in the west. As a timber estimator, few possessed superior ability.
He was a veteran of the Civil war, enlisting at 16 years of age and the spirit that prompted his enlistment was a characteristic of his after life.
The surviving relatives are his wife and seven children, Martha, Merrill, Mrs. J. J. Dilling of Thornton, Ark., Irene and Margaret of Merrill, Walter of Lugerville, Chili of Camp Custer, Chester of Merrill.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at Scott Memorial Church, conducted by Rev. Dr. Wier.

Note*** son William Averill was missed in the survivors and it was his sister Ann that was the first white child born in Jenny, now, Merrill.

Merrill Daily Herald- July 1, 1918
"Civil War Veteran Dies"
William Averill, First White Child Born In Merrill, Passes Away Yesterday. Died Here Seventy Years. Owned Entire West Side Of Jenny And Traded Same For A Team Of Oxen In Early Days.

One by one the pioneers of Lincoln County are joining the ranks of the silent majority. This time death has beckoned William Averill, Jenny?s first white child, who was born in this city on February 27th seventy years ago. His sad demise occurred yesterday afternoon at the family residence on Sixth Street, after a long illness with leakage of the heart. Although he had been ailing for the past year, his illness did not assume a serious nature until about two weeks ago since which time he had been confined to his bed.
Mr. Averill had attained the ripe old age of seventy and was well known by many of the older, as well as the younger citizens, who esteemed him for his excellent qualities of citizenship.
The deceased at one time, when this city was known as the village of Jenny and was only a wood hamlet, owned the entire west side, which was then more like a swamp. Thinking that the land in that section was of little? Value, he traded the entire tract for ???? of oxen. For this ????? the A.H. Stange Lumber camp.
Mr. Averill was a man of unusually strong mentality, conviction and fixed determination. He was also of a very genial nature and his strict adherence to honesty and morality was his chief characteristic. He was a Civil war veteran, being only sixteen years of age when he joined the army.
He is survived by his wife and eight children who are: Martha, of this city; Mrs. J.J. Dilling , of Thornton, Ark.; Irene and Margaret, of this city; Walter, of Luguerville; Chili, who is at Camp Custer; Chester, of this city. One brother, Chili Averill of Leroy, California, is also left to mourn his loss.
Definite funeral arrangements have not been made as yet, as word is being awaited from relatives.

Merrill Daily Herald- July 2, 1918
?Funeral Tomorrow Afternoon?
Funeral services over the remains of the late William Averill will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o?clock from the family home on Sixth street and at 2:30 o?clock from the Scott Memorial M. E. church, Rev. Wier to conduct the services. Internment will take place in the local cemetery.

Wm. Averill (Written in 1947)

Wm. Averill came to Merrill ninety years ago with his family. He operated the Averill house where Rhode’s apartments now stand. He ran the community post office in this building.
His son Wm. was seven years old and would now be ninety seven years of age had he lived. He died in 1918.
The son, WM, was a logger in business for himself and a timber cruiser for Stange. At one time he owned a considerable portion of the land of the West Side, but much of it was swamp and he traded it for a yoke of oxen.
He was married to August Ollman, who was born in Germany and who came to Manitowoc when twelve years of age. A short time late she came to Merrill she passed away in 1940.
Mr. Averill built the house at 907 E. Sixth Street in which his son and daughter now live. He built the house fifty eight years ago.
Though underage he volunteered for service during the Civil War and was accepted. He served with Co. C, 37th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps. He was in action at the siege of Petersburg from June 16, 1864 including the general engagement of June 17, 18; July 30, August 19, 21; September 30, and October 27. He also saw action during Warrant’s raid on Weldon R.R. Dec. 8-11 1864. He was wounded during the war, suffering a shot through the mouth.

Merrill Historical Society
Averill Family
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William Averill Civil War Veteran

The name of Averill is associate with the very earliest days of the community. William Averill came here in 1857 with his family. He operated the Averill House in the 1200 block of East Main Street. In this building he ran the community’s first post office.
His son William was seven years old when his Dad died in 1918. Another son, Chilli, moved to California many years ago. A daughter, Mrs. Ella West Schooley, ran a store and the post office at Bloomville and lived on a farm there.
The son William, was a logger and a timber cruiser for Stange. At one time he owned a considerable portion of the land on the west side, but much of it was swamp and he traded it for a yoke of oxen.
He married August Ollman, who was born in Germany and came to Manitowoc when 12 years of age. A short time later she came to Merrill. She died in 1940.
Mr. Averill built the house at 907 E. Sixth Street in 1889. Though under age, William Averill volunteered for service during the Civil War and was accepted He served Co. C, 37th Regt., Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry; 1st Brigade, 1st division, 9th army Corps. He was in action at the siege of Petersburg from June 16, 1864, including the general engagements of June 17, 18; July 30, August 19,21; Sept. 30; and Oct. 27. He also saw action during Warren’s Raid on Weldon R.R., Dec 8-11, 1864. He was wounded during the war, suffering a shot thru the mouth.
Other children of William Averill were Martha Averill, Walter Averill, Chester Averill, Mrs. Joe (Irene) Magnuson, and Margaret Averill, and Mrs. John (Selena) Dilling, Chili and William Averill Jr.

Taken from the Merill Daily Herald 1847-1947 Centennial Book.

Main Street in Merrill in 1897
On Mill Street was Compton’s Grocery, Koth and Storm’s Grocery, Shafer’s Jewelry, Brassard’s Saloon, Eagle’s Drug Store, and on First Street was Nordlunds’s Studio, Stecklings Grocery, York’s Hotel and Rex’s Saloon.
In the winter and spring of 1872, an epidemic of smallpox raged in Jenny. Nearly every family in town fell victims to the disease, and many died. A “pest house” was built upon the Champagne hill; with William Averill in charge, but the pest house soon got too small and nearly every house in town became a pest house.
When the village of Jenny was built was organize in 1850, the people voted to appropriate $1,000 to build a school. The taxpayers, O.B. Smith, George Strowbridge, Andrew Warren and Laut Norway, were opposed to building the school house, as there were only two children of school age here, but the sawmill hands, who paid no taxes, voted for the school building. The first classes were held in 1860.
Among the settlers in this region in the early seventies were John T. Adams, Wm. Averill, Fred Baguhn, August Boettcher and Herman Boettcher.
AVERILL William, Jr. (I5804)
6053 William enumerated 1910 US census Berlin, Green Lake Co, WI pg 34 as 36 yo with wife of 3 yrs Edna 25, mother in law Isabella Kendell widow NY 56, grandfather by marriage Hugh Collins 84 Ireland

1920 Berlin, Green Lake Co, WI pg 4 as 44 yo, Edna 37, William 9, James 7. Marion 4 1m, John 2 2m WI

1930 Berlin, Green Lake Co, WI pg 130 as 56 yo, Edna 45, Kendall 19, James 17, Marion 15, John 12 WI 
CRAWFORD Willam R. (I8105)
6054 William shows up in the 1880 census in his fathers house where Augusta is a Domestic. It is known that Martha is their child and was born 4 months prior to their marriage according to church records. However that date given to the author of the Averill book was Feb 1882, and is not correct Gordon Stevenson Family F3278
6055 William's death is noted in cemetery records of what was the First Baptist Church in Manchester, New York records in the Ontario County Library. His stone no longer contains his name or information. It is of a material that the face sloughed off. His stone is next to Elisha's and Mary's. Only Mary's had protions readable at the time of visit in 2010. AVERILL William (I5747)
6056 Wilton Record has last name as Daisy, Clara had Dacey DAISY Daniel (I8287)

Greensboro News & Record (NC) - Sunday, January 8, 2012

GREENSBORO - Winifred S. (Speirs) Elliott, 96, of Greensboro, NC, formerly of Tolland, CT and Leesburg, FL and loving wife of 59 years to the late, John H. Elliott, passed away on January 6, 2012.

She was born January 14, 1915 in New London CT to the late Allan and Dorothy (Marvin) Speirs. She graduated from Chapman Technical High School, New London, CT as class of 1932 Salutatorian and the University of Connecticut with honors in 1936. She was listed in the Who's Who of College Students, served as President of the Women's Association and secretary of the student council. She was a teacher and director of home economics at Rockville High School in Vernon, CT. She was a lifetime member of the United Congregational Church of Tolland where she was a church school teacher and lifetime member of the board of Deacons. She spent 6 years on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in Greensboro, NC, Secretary of the First addition to the Hicks Memorial School in Tolland CT, Co-organized the first cooperative kindergarten in Tolland CT. She participated in many 4-H activities and was a member of Tolland Library Association, The American Home Economics Association and a 60 year member of the Eastern Star Climax Chapter 980ES, Merrow, CT. She moved to Abbotswood on Flint Street in Greensboro, NC in 1999. She was chairman of the Food Services Committee and member of the Steering and Library Committees.

She is survived by her family; Don, Paula and Christie Elliott of Jamestown, NC; Robert, Joyce, Heather and Brent Elliott of Joelton, TN; her sister-in-law, Donna Speirs; her sister, Barbara Traskos and her friend, Allan Plimpton and many cousins, nephews and nieces all of Old Lyme, CT.

She was also predeceased by her son James and her brother, Malcolm.

A Graveside Service will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, January 13, 2012 at the Old North Cemetery (Rt. 30) in Tolland, CT.

A celebration of life will follow at the United Congregational Church of Tolland, 45 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2012. A reception will follow at the church hall.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date in January at Abbotswood, 3504 Flint St., Greensboro, NC.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to any of the following churches or organizations. The United Congregational Church of Tolland or The Congregational United Church of Christ, 400 W. Radiance Dr., Greensboro NC 27403, UCONN Foundation, John H. Elliott Scholarship for Students of Landscape Architecture, Storrs, CT or any charity of your choice.

Greensboro News & Record () , obit for WINIFRED S. (SPEIRS) ELLIOTT, GenealogyBank.com (https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/13C2C5599BBB0B78-13C2C5599BBB0B78 : accessed 10 April 2020) 
SPEIRS Winifred (I35428)
6058 Winnebago County Clerk, comp. Winnebago County Clerk Genealogy Records. Winnebago, IL: Winnebago County Clerk, 2008. Source (S626)
6059 Wisconsin County, District and Probate Courts. Source (S947)
6060 Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Wisconsin Vital Record Index, pre-1907, Madison, WI, USA: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services Vital Records Division Source (S534)
6061 Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1978; Wisconsin Marriages, 1979-1997. Wisconsin, USA: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. Source (S1029)
6062 Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. Wisconsin Vital Record Index, pre-1907. Madison, WI, USA: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services Vital Records Division

Wisconsin Historical Society. Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection. Madison, WI, USA: Wisconsin Historical Society Library Archives.

Source (S1032)
6063 Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. Wisconsin Vital Record Index, pre-1907. Madison, WI, USA: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services Vital Records Division

Wisconsin Historical Society. Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection. Madison, WI, USA: Wisconsin Historical Society Library Archives.

Source (S1046)
6064 Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. Wisconsin Vital Record Index, pre-1907. Madison, WI, USA: Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services Vital Records Division

Wisconsin Historical Society. Pre-1907 Vital Records Collection. Madison, WI, USA: Wisconsin Historical Society Library Archives.

Source (S951)
6065 Wisconsin Vital Records Office. Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-67, 1969-97. Madison, Wisconsin, USA: Wisconsin Department of Health. Source (S1033)
6066 Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Census, 1895 Microfilm, 10 reels. Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin.Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Census, 1905. Microfilm, 44 reels. Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin. Source (S676)
6067 With some noted exceptions all marriage records in this collection can be found at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, and may be available through Family History Centers throughout the United States. See table below for information listed. Source (S675)
6068 Woodbridge Road,Birmingham (Kings Norton) ww AVERILL James (I1199)
6069 Worchester, MA is residence WALKUP Henry L. (I15960)
6070 worked for 30 years for the International guard on the F-51, C-119, and KC-97 aircraft, then retired in 1978
War years in Italy for 3 1/2 years

AVERILL Lloyd S.- Ohio
Lace_Lynch (View posts)
Posted: 3 Oct 2011 7:16AM
Classification: Obituary

LANCASTER: Lloyd S. "Ace" Averill, beloved father and grandfather, age 93 of Lancaster, Ohio passed away Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011.

Lloyd was a resident at the Inn at Fairfield Village. A retired Chief Master Sgt. with the Ohio Air National Guard 160th Air Refueling Group (Rickenbacker Air Force Base), and a retired employee of Lancaster City Schools.

Lloyd served in the U. S. Army Air Corps during WW II as a member of the 99th Bomb Group.

He was a 50 year member of the N. Canton Masonic Lodge, the Lancaster Men's Chorus for over 30 years, Lancaster Elks and Fairfield Heritage Association. He was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.

He is survived by his children: Laura (Paul) Melius, Richmond, KY, Jim (Donna) Averill, Lancaster, Nancy (Casey) McKenzie, Lexington, KY, grandchildren; Sarah and Diane Melius, Erik (Aimee) Averill, Laura Averill, Adam (Hannah) McKenzie, Seth and Kaleb McKenzie, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years Ruth, sister Arlow McFadden and brother Merrill Averill.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, 1:00 P.M. at the Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Sturm officiating.
Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery where the Lancaster Veteran Burial Detail will conduct graveside military rites.
Friends may call 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions to the Lancaster Men's Chorus in Lloyd's memory.

Published in the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette from October 3 to October 4, 2011 
AVERILL Lloyd Sherman (I4340)
6071 Works Progress Administration, Index to Birth Records, Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940 Source (S498)
6072 Works Project Administration, Graves Registration Project, Washington, D.C.: n.p., n.d. Source (S327)
6073 Works Project Administration. Graves Registration Project. Washington, D.C.: n.p., n.d. Source (S637)
6074 World War II and Korea LUCIA Robert Edward (I24122)
6075 wrote "The Relation Between Chemical Constitution and Physical Properties of the Triglycerides"
he was a chemist for the government
he co-wrote :The Toxicology of Cyclotrimethylene-trinitramine (RDX) and Cyclotetramethylene-tetranitramine (HMX) Solutions in Dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO), Cyclohexanone, and Acetone" 
AVERILL Harold Paul (I3472)
6076 wrote an autobiography in German, that has since been lost, but was translated in Jan 1931 by Lillie Radtke Goetsch, her neice. see Translation of Aunt Emille's move to America document, The Voyage Over and Inland, and Ollman Dummann 1931 Transcribed in Ollman\documents\documents ollman

Family History
Written by Lillie Radtke Goetsch, February 1993

My aunt, Mrs. Emilie Dummann Schield, was seven years old when with her parents, Carl and August Dummann, and her 9 month old brother August they emigrated from the village of Strahmehl in Pommerania, Germany to come to the United States of America, particularly to the states of Wisconsin. My aunt died at age 80. In her mid-70?s she suffered a broken hip and was thereafter confined to a wheel-chair. She had a very retentive memory and with leisure time on her hands she decided write down all she remembered about her early childhood, where they lived, their relatives, experiences on the ship, the Hiram, etc. I am grateful for this autobiography since it is our only source of information about family relationships. She had written it in German. I copied and translated from her original manuscript in January, 1931. However, in doing so I wrote it up for my generation. Where she said 'my parent' said 'my grandparents.' Her original manuscript has long since been lost.
In Germany my grandfather Dummann had military training. This was a requirement for every young man from age 18 to 21.
They left Germany April 16, 1866 and arrived in Merrill, Wisconsin area June 24, 1866, after a 7-week ocean voyage. As mentioned elsewhere the son August died aboard ship and is buried in the Atlantic Ocean. They landed in Quebec, Canada and form there they took the train to Port Huron; from Port Huron they took a steamer over Lake Michigan to Milwaukee. From there they went to Watertown where they stayed for a while with other relatives and friends who had come to America earlier. Later they took the train to Berlin, Wisconsin, which was as fast the railroad extended at the time. There they hired a team and wagon to bring them their belonging to Wausau, Wisconsin.
My grandfather Dumann's only sister, Wilhelmine Dummann, was married to August Boernke. His brother Ferd. Boernke had come to America earlier and it was due to his urging that August and Wilhelmine Boernke also decided to come to America. The Ferd. Boernke's lived in the Taegesville, Marathon County area, near where in 1993 Schmidt's Ballroom is located on Hwy A, west of County Hwy K, south of Merrill, Wisconsin. Here in America, they were told, they could acquire land cheaply, 80 acres for $100 to $150, make a farm after first felling trees and clearing enough land to build a log house and barn. The men could in the logging woods in winter, earn $25 to $30 a month to help pay for their land.

In Germany at this time the feudal system prevailed where a rich land owner had families working for him, giving them a house to live in, a small plot of land enough to raise their own vegetable, have one cow, two sheep, one pig and a few chickens. They raised flax which was spun and woven into linen cloth. Wool from the sheep was carded and spun and woven into woolen cloth fro which to fashion their garments. Caps, mittens and sweaters were knit from wool yarn. They were given a small sum of money for their labor, but they could never hope to acquire any property of their own. From the reports received from the Boernke's in American, my grandparents, Carl and Augusta Dummann also became interested in coming to America to start a new life, and the decision was made. Great grandmother Dummann also came along and made her home with her daughter, the August Boernkes. The great-grandparents Luedtke's also came a this time; however, they stayed in the Watertown area with other relatives until the following year when they came to the home of my grandparents. Great grandfather Dummann died when my grandfather was 15 years old.
On arriving in Wausau, there was no one there to meet them. The time of their arrival had been uncertain and they arrived sooner than expected. There were no telephones in those day. Someone saw them there and went to tell August Kickbush at his store that some German people had arrived. He came and spoke to them in German. He was known to be very kindly to immigrants, having himself been an immigrant at one time. He took them to his store and soon a Mr. Hoppner, who was to have met them, came and took them all to his home where they were given food and shelter. Word was then sent to Ferd. Boernkes via the Methodist preacher Eifler who had parishioners in that area that their people had arrived in Wausau. Upon receiving this information Mr. Boernke cam with his team of oxen to take them all to his home.
The first Sunday they were at Boernkes, Carl Kniess came and asked them to come and see his parents who lived in the Town of Maine. Mr. Kniess, Sr. had been a shepherd in Strhmehl and was a friend of the Dummann's. Most likely they heard about Dummann's arrival. The next Sunday Mr. Boernke with his ox team took the Dummann's to visit Kniess?. The Kniess? suggested that my grandparents live with them until they could buy some land and get settled. MY grandparents gladly accept this invitation. The Boernke's house was full with their arrivals.
Very soon my grandfather bough a 40 of woodland, about 2 miles north of the Kniess farm. My grandfather and grandmother would walk to their 40 in the morning, work all day felling trees, and walk back to the Kniess farm in the evening. In those days people shared and helped one another to get a start. Later on my grandfather Dummann bought another 40 of land, made more clearing and made it into a farm that provided a living for them for future generations.

In 1904 when my mother, Mary Dummann, married my father, Paul Radtke, my grandfather Dummann turned the farm over to my parents and the grandparents continued to live with them. The house had two bedrooms, one for the grandparents and one for my parents, plus a good-sized kitchen and two loft bedrooms upstairs. In about 1905 or shortly thereafter my father replace the low log barns with the large barn which is still in use at this time. I n 1910 my father built the large brick house which today is lived in by the fifth generation, Donald Radtke and family. My father turned the farm over to his son (my brother) Walter in the 1930's. Walter turned it over to his son David, and David turned it over to his son Donald. It is a 5-gerneration farm, located on County HWY K about 4 ½ miles south of Merrill, which is in Lincoln County.
My aunt Emilie Dummann and her husband, Julius Schield, located in the town of Scott, Lincoln County, Wisconsin, one-half mile north and one mile west of the Radtke farm, on County FF. The farm is still in the Schield family.
My aunt Anna Dummann and her husband, Julius Borchardt, lived in the city of Merrill. Mr. Borchardt was a carpenter and built the house at 1001 E. 6th Street. After Mr. Borchardt died my aunt and her 5-month old son came to make their home with my grandparents. My cousin Oscar Borchardt grew up in the Dummann-Radtke home and was like a big brother to us Radtke children. My aunt kept the house in town and rented it out until her son Oscar got married, at which time she sold the house to him. Oscar Borchardt and his wife Margaret lived in this house until both died. It is now owned by Pastor Alden Beversdorf, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church. My aunt (our beloved Tante Anna) continued to make her home with the Radtke?s. She had taken a dressmaker internship when she was 16 and was an accomplished seamstress. She was like a second mother to us and did much sewing for us five Radtke girls. She also helped take care of my aged grandparents.
I have fond memories of both my maternal grandparents. I was 9 years old when Grandfather Dummann died and 13 when Grandmother died. Though Grandmother in her alter years had lost her mind and memory, she often quoted Bible verses and hymn verses, especially verse 2 of 'Jesus, Lead Thou on.' Often in the evening we would gather around the parlor organ and sing hymns and Grandmother would join in and sing one verse after another with us from memory. My mother also loved to sing. Another memory of my grandparents is of Sunday afternoons when grandfather and grandmother would sit by the south window of their bedroom and grandfather would read a sermon form large-print sermon book and grandmother would sit with folded hands and devoutly listen. I also remember my grandfather's table prayers, in German, like 'the eyes of all wait upon thee, O lord' or 'seek ye first the kingdom of God, etc.' and the common table prayer. Going to church on Sunday morning was a foregone conclusion. It was a smile and a half to Zion Lutheran church and we often walked. In the winter we sometime went with the big sled. There was a row of barns near the church where the horses would be sheltered during the time of the service.

My grandmother Augusta Luedtke Dummann came from a family of nine children, 8 girls and 1 boy. They were the following:
Mrs. Fridericka Wilke
Mrs. Johanna Bartelt
Mrs. Wilhelmina Ollmann
Mrs. August Dummann
Mr. August Luedtke
Miss Albertina Luedtke
Mrs. Carline Stark
Mrs. Emilie Ricker
Mrs. Ulricka Hackbart

The entire Luedtke family, including the parents, came to America, however not all at the same time. Thus we have no known relatives living in Germany. From this record we know how we are related to the cousins of my mother on the maternal side of the Dummann family.
I might add that both the Dummann and the Luedtke families were of the Lutheran faith.
Most of the Luedtke family also settled in the Merrill, Wisconsin area, with exception of the Rickers who settled in Appleton and the Starks who settled near Chicago, Il., in the Western Springs area, near Mrs. Stark's brother who had also come to America earlier.
I am sorry that I do not have more information on the Radtke side of the family. All my aunts and uncles have died and my cousins also do not have any in the Marion, Wisconsin are, Town of Grant, Shawano county. The Radtke family were also of the Lutheran faith, honest, hard-working, Christian people.
In writing up this history I have in mind that it may be of interest to the younger generations of the our family. I would also like to say that we call be very thankful that the dear Lord gave us good, honest, hard-working, Christian forebears of whom we can be justly proud. They set a good example for us.
Have you ever though what life for us might have been, had our forebears no had the courage to come to America? 
DUMMANN Emilie Charlotte Friedericka (I8633)
6077 wrote Mustang: A Combat Marine
Gerald P. Averill
Place of Birth: Maine, Frankfort
Home of record: Limerick Maine


Silver Star
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Awarded for actions during the Korean War

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to Major Gerald P. Averill (MCSN: 0-16736), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as Operations Officer of the Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea on 20 September 1951. When strong hostile forces launched a fierce attack under cover of a devastating barrage of mortar fire after he had taken up a position in the front line of two badly depleted rifle companies which were engaged in defending an extremely vulnerable and exposed sector of the regimental defense area, Major Averill, keenly aware that a breach in the line might endanger the entire regiment, bravely moved from one position to another in the face of heavy enemy fire to direct the fire and employment of the reserve elements. Although exposed to a hail of hostile fire, he skillfully organized and directed a local counterattack when one of the platoons was forced back under tremendous pressure and, undeterred by the constant danger of enemy infiltrators and persistent artillery fire, effectively reorganized the position, directing a heavy volume of fire on the hostile troops during their subsequent retreat from the area. By his courageous leadership, outstanding tactical ability and aggressive fighting spirit, Major Averill served to inspire all who observed him and contributed immeasurably to the successful defense of the vital position, thereby upholding the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Action Date: September 20, 1951

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Major

Company: Operations Officer

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 5th Marines

Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.)

Legion of Merit
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Awarded for actions during the Korean War

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit with Combat "V" to Major Gerald P. Averill (MCSN: 0-16736), United States Marine Corps, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as S-3 of the Second Battalion, Fifth Marines, FIRST Marine Division during the Hwachon and Yangu operations in Korea from 18 March 1951 to 18 June 1951. Assuming his duties with a newly organized battalion staff, Major Averill discharged his responsibilities wisely and with meticulous attention to detail, efficiently planning the maneuvers of the companies and the coordination of supporting arms. A capable and inspiring executive, resourceful and persevering in maintaining the offensive, he devoted himself to detailed planning which necessitated grueling night work and long hours of formulating schemes of maneuver. This assistance to his Commanding Officer was invaluable. Constantly exposing himself to enemy fire without regard for his personal safety, he frequently moved with assaulting rifle companies to better ascertain situations, and to be able to take advantage of unexpected opportunities, and made frequent checks of front line positions in order to make recommendations for strengthening of positions. His resourcefulness and energy were directly instrumental in developing and sustaining the efficient operation of the battalion, thereby contributing immeasurably to its tactical success. Major Averill's skilled service and exemplary conduct throughout this period were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service. (Major Averill is authorized to wear the Combat "V".)
General Orders: Commanding General 1st Marine Division: Serial 60174 (November 30, 1951)

Action Date: March 18 - June 18, 1951

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Major

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 5th Marines

Division: 1st Marine Division (Rein.) 
AVERILL Gerald Philip (I3371)
6078 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. AVERILL Margaret Clare (I4506)
6079 wrote the Ridge Runner, The story of a Maine Woodsman AVERILL Gerald (I3370)
6080 ww AVERILL Arthur C (I1160)
6081 ww AVERILL James (I1200)
6082 ww AVERILL William (I1241)
6083 ww Eliza (I1254)
6084 WWI Navy Air Corp AVERILL Renick Herbert (I5136)
6085 WWII Bonus Case Files. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa. Source (S798)
6086 WWII Bonus Case Files. State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa.

Source (S9)
6087 Yale University Obituary Record 1946-1947
William Holt Averell
BA 1900
Born May 13, 1879 in Odgensburg, N.Y.
Died December 29, 1946, in Central Valley , N.Y.
Father, William H. Averell, '72 Mther, Mary Blossom (Buell) Averell. Yale relatives include two cousins, W Averell Harriman, '13, and E. Roland Harriman, '17.
St Paul's School, Concord, N.H. First colloquy appointment Junior year, second dispute appointment Senior year.
Clerk and tunekeeper Great Northern Railway Company, St. Paul, Minn, West Superior, Wis, and in Montanta, 1900-1902, associated with Southern Pacific Railroad Company 1902-1911 (statistical clerk and fuel agent, San Francisco, 1902-3; trainmaster Tucson, Ariz, 1903-5; assistant superintendent Bakersfield, Calif, 1905-7, division superintendent Tucson 1907-8 amd :ps Amge;es 1908-1911): with Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company 1911-1919 (assistant general manager, Baltimore, 1911-1912;assistanta general superintendant 1912-1913, assistant general superintendent New York division and Staten Island lines 1913-1915, general superintendent Whelling [W Va] district 1915-1916, general manager New York properites 1916-1919), assistant to president Independent Steamship Company, New York City, 1919-1920 and Merchant Shipbuilding Company 1920-21, vice-president New York Maritime Service, Inc, 1921-1924. vice-president and treasurer Bear Mountain Hudson River Bridge Company 1924-41 (supervised construction and operation of bridge); founded Seaboard Shipping Corporation, New York City, 1919, president and secretary 1919-42, chairman of the board 1942-46; treasurer South American Steamship Company 1920-22; served with u>S. Railroad Administration in World War I, Alumni Fund agent for Class of 1900 from 1931 to 1933; member First Presbyterian Church, Rochester, N.Y.
Married November 22, 1916, in Wheeling, Sarah List, daughter of Edward and Jesse Miller (List) Hazlett. Son" William Holt, Jr., '44
Death due to chronic myocarditis Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester. Survived by wife and son. 
AVERELL William Holt (I1663)
6088 York, Maine Wills 26:322
wife Edith Dau of Samuel & Mary
sons John, Jotham, Thomas, Benjamin, Joseph
daus Rachel, Susanna, Mirebah 
MOULTON Benjamin (I12672)
6089 Young American Patriots, Richmond, VA, USA: National Publishing Co., 1946 Source (S255)
6090 [Is it possible that James Averell of Arundel who appears in Mass. Rs. of Colonial Wars was a son of the above named Samuel? See Col. Rs. Gen. No. 125.
Emmanuel Averell also in same records may belong to the Arundel stock. - Clara Avery.] 
AVERELL James (I1201)
6091 “New Hampshire, Birth Records, through 1900.” Online index and digital images. New England Historical Genealogical Society. Citing New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records, Concord, New Hampshire. Source (S550)
6092 “New Hampshire, Death and Disinterment Records, 1754–1947.” Online index and digital images. New England Historical Genealogical Society. Citing New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records, Concord, New Hampshire. Source (S547)
6093 “New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659–1947.” Online index and digital images. New England Historical Genealogical Society. Citing New Hampshire Bureau of Vital Records, Concord, New Hampshire. Source (S658)

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