Genealogy

My ancestors: Emma Clark Bowerman

Emma Clark Bowerman Gibson was born June 3, 1864 in Ettrick, Wisconsin. She died March 24, 1941 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. She was married to Daniel Peter Gibson for over 50 years until his death in 1940 and they had 4 children.

Emma spent a short time as a school teacher in Nebraska before her marriage, and she also lived in Minnesota for a short time.

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My ancestors: Lydia Ann Clark

772561eb-09dc-45a4-9e7a-6b322b6cb7a3[1]Lydia Ann Clark was born April 18, 1864 in Menlo, Iowa. She lived in Menlo until after her marriage to Thomas Hall Thierman. In her early 30s, she moved with Thomas to California. They had three daughters, and she died at age 79. She is buried next to her husband.

My ancestors: Thomas Hall Thierman

0f540b4f-d13f-4af3-a2a3-110f809385bb[1]Thomas Hall Thierman was born July 9, 1859 in Weyauwega, Wisconsin. He lived in Wisconsin most of his childhood before moving to Iowa. By his mid-30s, he had moved to California where he lived until his death at 81 in 1940.

At different times in his life, he was listed as either a horticulturalist or as a farmer.

He was married to Lydia for most of his life and they had three daughters.

His obituary:
“The Progress Bulletin”, Dec. 28, 1940:

Funeral services were held this afternoon in Alhambra for Thomas Hall Thierman, 87, formerly of Pomona, who died December 25 in a Pasadena hospital.

He leaves his widow, Lydia Ann Thierman, at the family home, and three daughters. Graveside services were to be held here at 2:30 o’clock in Pomona cemetery.

My ancestors: Lizzie A Pucket

Lizzie A Pucket was my great, great grandmother. She was born in September 1852 in Wales / England.

For a very long time, I was stuck on Lizzie, and in many ways I still am. Almost all the records that I found about Richard Berryman had him married to his first wife, but there was nothing about Lizzie.

I finally found information on her, but there are a lot of holes in what I know and don’t know.

What I know:

  • She was born in 1852 in Wales: By some reports it was Landshipping
  • In 1871, she was working as a housemaid for a family in Canton
  • In either 1872 or 1882, she came to the U.S.
  • In 1890, she married Richard Berryman
  • She lived in Chicago until Richard died.
  • After living in Chicago, she moved to California and lived in both Northern and Southern California
  • As of 1930, she was living in Los Angeles with Bevan

What I don’t know:

  • I know from other records that she was born in 1852, but I don’t have any specific birth record.
  • Between 1852 and the census record in 1871, I don’t know much about her.
  • I know she came over to the US in 1872 but then she was back in England and came over again in 1882. Between the census record in 1871 and her marriage to Richard in 1890, I don’t know what she was doing other than those two trips from England to the US.
  • I don’t know exactly when she died or where she’s buried. In 1930, she was living with her son Bevan. By 1940, she’s not living with Bevan any longer and has most likely died, but I haven’t found a death record yet.

My ancestors: Richard Berryman

Richard Berryman is my great, great grandfather. He is the father of Bevan Berryman and the grandfather of Richard E. Berryman. He was born February, 1835 in Ashwick, Somerset, England and died September 23, 1905.

What I know:

  • He was married twice — Hannah Holmes was his first wife and they had three children.
  • After the birth of his third child, Richard emigrated to the United States in 1872.
  • In 1890, he married Lizzie A. Pucket and they had one child – Bevan Berryman
  • He lived in the Chicago area his entire time in the United States
  • He worked as a shoemaker both in England and in the United States

My ancestors: Elizabeth Hopper

Elizabeth Hopper is my great, great grandmother. She was born in 1851 in Milton Next Gravesend, England and died August 27, 1911 in Dartford, Kent, England. She’s one of only two great, great grandparents who never lived in the United States.

What I know:

  • She married John Alfred Weatherley in 1874 and they had 10 children
  • She lived near Dartford, Kent most of her life

My ancestors: John Alfred Weatherley

John Alfred Weatherley is my great, great grandfather. He was married to Elizabeth Hopper and they had 10 children. He was born in 1851 in Dartford, England and died on October 16, 1915 in Dartford, Kent, England. I only have two great, great grandparents who never lived in the US — John and his wife Elizabeth.

What I know:

  • John Alfred always lived in Dartford, Kent, England
  • He worked as a gardener