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My ancestors: Daniel Peter Gibson

d6a0b018-90b6-43ee-bd87-d3dadcb2cac6[1]Daniel Peter Gibson was born February 25, 1863 in Hortonville, Wisconsin. He briefly lived in Minnesota, but spent most of his life in Wisconsin. He died May 18, 1940.

He was married to Emma Clark Bowerman and they had 4 children.

He spent most of his life as a school teacher.


My ancestors: Carolina Lindor

Carolina Lindor is my 2nd great grandmother. She was born sometime around 1854 in Germany and came to the United States in 1882. A year later, she married Fredrick Holl and they lived in Wisconsin until sometime after 1930. She spent her life in Wisconsin as a homemaker and a mother to 6 children – 5 daughters and 1 son.

My ancestors: Fredrick Holl

Fredrick Holl is the 2nd great grandfather that I know the least about. He was born sometime in 1858 (maybe April) in Prussia. When he was a teenager, he came to the United States and at roughly age 25 he married Carolina Lindor. They had 6 children — 5 daughters and 1 son. He died sometime after 1930.

Over the years in Wisconsin, he looks to have worked various jobs, including a coach cleaner on the railroad, a factory worker and a farmer.

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.

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.