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HARRY WARREN YEARICK
Believing, in common with many others, the importance of the
scriptural passage: "Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy
days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee."
(Ex. XX-12), the author has prepared these memoirs. The scriptural
passage is a command direct from God, and if lived up to in youth
will prove a blessing in old age.
The honor in which a parent is held, should live in the memory of
the children and their children for many generations. This was
impressed upon the author by his father, who left him much valuable
information regarding his ancestors before his spirit was recalled
to its Maker. To the mother of the author is due his highest appre-
ciation for her valuable assistance in perfecting these memoirs,
which, had she not been possessed of a wonderful memory, would have
been very incomplete.
These memoirs have been prepared that later generations may know
of their ancestors and do honor to their memory. To the author's
children, should he be so blessed, these memoirs are lovingly
H. W. Yearick
INDEX OF NAMES
Bistel, Catherine .
Brown, Andrew 17
Brown, Corie 17
Brown, John 17
Brown, Mary . . * . 17
Brown, Sarah Jane 17
Brown, Susie 17
Bull, Sally 12, 17
Bull, Laura 12
Carey, Thomas 12
Crotzer, Jacob 15
Crotzer, William 15
Curtis, Betsy 17
Deitzler, Anne Maria 14
Dority, Orin 13
Ensign, Andrew 17
Ensign, Chancelor 17
Ensign, Elizabeth 17
Ensign, Mahala 17
Ensign, Warren 17
Fisher, Lydia 15
Foster, Mary 17
Freeman, Eli II
Freeman, Homer II
Garrett, Elizabeth ........ 15
Goodwin, Charles ... 7
Goodwin, Elnora 6, 7
Goodwin, Elvina ..... 5
Goodwin, Gutelius 7
Goodwin, Joe H. ..... 6, 7
Goodwin, John 6, 7
Goodwin, John William 7
Goodwin, Mary 7
Goodwin, Samuel 7
Grove, Sarah Gutelius 16
Gutelius, Adam Frederick 14
Gutelius, Andrew 15
Gutelius, Anna Catherine 14
Gutelius, Anne Maria 14
Gutelius, David 15
Gutelius, Elizabeth 14
Gutelius, Fisher (Reverend) 15
Gutelius, Frederick 14
Gutelius, George 15
Gutelius, Henry 15
Gutelius, Israel ....... 15
Gutelius, John Frederick b. 1797 15
Gutelius, John Peter b. 1798 15
Gutelius, John Peter b. 14
Gutelius, Joseph 15
Gutelius, Samuel 14
Gutelius, Sarah 14
Gutelius, William 14
Jackson, Stephen 17
Lane, John H
Lucas, Mrs. Anna M ♦ • 6
Mclntyre, Ella 13
Newcomer, Peter 8
Perkins, Mahala 17
Pittenger, William 8
Shutt, Caroline Luella 8
Shutt, Henry Phillip 8
Shutt, John 8
Shutt, Mary Jane 8
Shutt, Sarah Catherine . 8
Shutt, Willie 8
Spring, Clarissa 17
Spring, David 17
Spring, Edwin 17
Spring, Julia Ann .17
Spring, Mary 17
Spring, William 17
Sweet, Frances Warren (f.) 17
Talford, David 17
Talford, Thomas 17
Toby, Eliza Warren 17
Warn, Burton 13
Warn, Harry Howard 13
Warn, Milo 13
Warren, Alfred 17
Warren, Edith 13
Warren, Elmer 13
Warren, Ivan 13
Warren, Mabel 13
Warren, Marion 13
Warren, Ora 13
Warren, Orno. 13
Warren, Oscar 13
Warren, Sarah Mahala ..... 13
Warren, William 17
Warren, William Perkins 12, 3
Warren, Zilpha 17
Warren, Zilpha, b. 1859 12
Wile, Daniel 8
Yearick, Albert S 7
Yearick, Anna Catherine nee Gutelius 2, 21
Yearick, Anna Caroline 10
Yearick, Daniel 5
Yearick, Elizabeth 8
Yearick, Elvina 6
Yearick, Frederick Emanuel 10
Yearick, Gutelius Israel 8
Yearick, John Agustus ..... 11
Yearick, Joseph Peter 10
Yearick, Mary Ann ..11
Yearick, Peter 2, 20
Yearick, Rebecca Sussanna . 10
Yearick, Samuel William 10
Yearick, Simon Amandus ...... ... 11
Yearick, Sussanna 7
Yearick, Sarah Catherine ..... 10
HARRY WARREN YS RICK
Harry Warren Yearick was born on Ifonday, the 15th day of April, in the
year 1878, at Toledo, Ohio. His first hone was situated on the west
side of Fifteenth street, between Washington and Monroe streets. He
was educated in the public and grammar schools of the city, and at the
age of sixteen years entered the employ of Foncannon & Co., druggists,
in the capacity of house-to-house advertiser. On October 15, 1894* he
took a position with that firm as clerk in their store, 101 Summit St.
Mr. Yearick left the onploy of Foncannon & Co., January 30, 1897, and
shortly entered the newspaper field, which afterwards became his chosen
profession. Right here it is fitting to state that while attending
school he earned his own spending money by working up a newspaper route,
delivering papers to his customers for a number of years.
He first obtained employment in the newspaper field on the Toledo Eve-
ning News, as reporter under A. Riley Crittenden, then city editor, and
commenced work February 25, 1897. His first assignment was the opening
of a new dry goods house by Leahy, Kilduff & Purcell at 405 Summit St.
On the News he advanced from a green to an experienced reporter and up
to the time of writing had, at different times covered all of the regu-
lar beats. When these memoirs were written he was looking after police,
sport and markets, to which he had become very attached, excepting
DELINEATION OF CHARACTER
A delineation of the character, physiological development and condition
at that time of Mr. Yearick was given by H. E. Swain, physiologist,
about 1882, and is as follows: Organic quality, large; health, average;
vital temperment, average; breathing power, full; circulatory power,
full; digestive power, average; motive temperment, between full and
average; mental temperment, large; activity, between large and full;
excitability, full; size of brain, large; amativeness (love between the
sexes, desire to marry, full: conjugality, full; parental love, large;
friendship, large; inhabitiveness (love of home and country), between
large and full; continuity, between full and large, acquisitiveness,
average; cautiousness, large; self respect, average; firmness, full;
spirituality, full; veneration, large; benevolence, between very large
and large; constructiveness, full; ideality, large; mirthfulness, be-
tween full and average; individuality, large; perception and love of
method, system, etc., full; cognizance of numbers, mental arithmetic,
between large and full; locality (recollection of places and scenery),
between large and full: memory of facts and circumstances, very large;
time (cognizance of duration and succession of time, punctuality), full;
language (expression of ideas, memory of words), large; causality
(applying causes to effect, originaltiy) between very large and large;
humane nature (perception of character and motives) average; agreeable-
ness (pleasantness, suavity, persuasiveness) between large and full.
IMMEDIATE FAMILY OF HARRY W. YEARICK
The parents of Mr. Yearick were Joseph Peter Yearick and Adelaide
Yearick, nee Warren. They had three children, Harry Warren, Anna
Mabel, and Joseph Arthur. Mabel was born September 27, 1879 and
married Edward P. McGrath of Toledo, November 29, 1899. (They are
the parents of two children, Dorothy Adelaide, born June 20, 1901,
and Edward Arnold McGrath, born Sept. 25, 1902.
Joseph A. Yearick was born August 3, 1881. He married Josie Nichter
of Toledo, Ohio, December 12, 1907. They have two daughters, Adelaide
Harry Warren Yearick was married to Edna Freeman of Toledo, Ohio, on
the 18th day of April 18, 1901 by Rev. F. P. Rosselot. Mrs. Yearick
was born February 1, 1883, at Toledo, to Eli R. Freeman and Erexina
Freeman, nee Roberts. A sister, Bessie, died in infancy. A brother,
Homer, was born February 25, 1891. (He died about 1964 in Florida,
leaving a widow, Emma, and four children, Howard, Kenneth, Dorothy,
and Virginia, now Mrs. James Bratcher, 2612 52nd Avenue N., St.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Yearick are the parents of the following children:
b. 1901 d. 1946
b. 1903 married Irene Riley
b. 1905 " Caroline Krienbihl
b. 1908 " Harold Reifsnider
b. 1912 " Winton 0. Etz
b. 1916 " Willie Mae Williamson
b. 1919 " Clara Rebecca Campbell
b. 1924 " Earl H. Pepiot
b. 1927 " Lorraine Vance
JOSEPH PETER YEARICK
Joseph Peter Yearick was born in Ashland County, Ohio, June 3, 1843,
and died at his home, 851 Colfax Street, Toledo, Ohio, Sunday, July
19, 1896, at the age of 53 years, 1 month and 16 days. Between those
dates he filled in a life of quiet unostentatious usefulness. His
boyhood days were mostly spent in Iowa. When his country called for
men during the Civil war, he responded, but because of nearsightedness,
was rejected. His was one of those natures which never allowed any
obstacle to keep him from performing what he thought to be his duty.
When, therefore, he could not go to the front, he secured a position
as teamster of a wagon train and was stationed at Nashville. Later
he was transferred to Chattanooga, where he served until the war closed,
In 1875 he came to Toledo to work at his trade, carpentering, and met
Miss Adelaide Warren, to marry whom he returned the following year,
and lived there the rest of his life. The Toledo Evening News of
July 20, 1896, had the following to say regarding Mr. Yearick.
"His health has gradually grown worse for months past with
a heart trouble. Seven weeks ago he gave up, and yester-
day noon the end came. In the neighborhood of his home Mr.
Yearick is mourned by everyone. His nature was one of those
which developed into a warm true friendship for all he knew,
and his sterling Christian qualities elevated everyone with
whom he came in contact. He was a member of Toledo lodge,
F. and A. M. and Carpenters' Union."
Funeral services for Mr. Yearick were held from the family residence
Tuesday afternoon, and the remains interred in the beautiful Wood-
lawn cemetery at Toledo. The family burial lot at Woodlawn is the
undivided one half of the Northwest l/2 of lot #197, section 27.
Mr. Yearick invented a roller coaster about 1884, known as Yearick's
Gravity Railway. (U. S. Patent granted April 28, 1885, No. 316512.
Canada Patent granted August 1885.) This railway was designed as a
means of amusement in which the cars were impelled by gravity and
velocity. Before Mr. Yearick's invention such railways had been con-
tinuous and circular, or nearly so, and by reason of such shape,
necessarily occupied considerable space, an objectional feature in
cities , where such railways were operated. Mr. Yearick's patent ob-
viated the objection and was so arranged that the cars traveled to
and fro alternately in opposit directions, their motion being reversed
automatically by gravitation.
When Mr. Yearick disposed of his patent he invested the proceeds of
the sale in forty-seven shares of the Smith & Haldeman Elevator Co.
capital stock for his wife. This investment was made on February 9,
1888, and proved a rank failure in time.
The following is a true copy of a document which Mr. Yearick prepared
showing his war record.
Toledo, Ohio, May 7, 1895
In March 1864 I was employed by a government agent at
Iowa City as a post teamster and was sent to Nashville,
Tenn., and after two or three days was transferred to
Chattanooga, Tenn. General Thomas was post commander.
I served there eleven months with a man by the name of
Wm. Murdock, of an Illinois regiment as wagon or train
master. I do not remember the number of his regiment.
I was known by the boys as the Iowa boy, but discharged
in February 1865 in my real name. I was not mustered
in or out in the ordinary way, simply employed and when
I got ready to go home given my time of service, an order
to draw my pay and half transportation home.
- Joseph P. Yearick.
The parents of Mr. Yearick were Peter Yearick and Anna Catherine Yearick,
MRS. ADELAIDE YEARICK
Mrs. Adelaide Yearick, nee Warren, was born February 21. 1841* in
Orleans County, New York, town of Jeddo on the ridge road from Buffalo
to Rochester. This ridge road, although ten miles from Lake Ontario,
is supposed to have at one time been the shore of the lake.
When Mrs. Yearick was about three years old, her father, William
Perkins Warren, moved west with his family. They came overland with
only a team and wagon to transport their household goods, and settled
out of Toledo on the Bancroft road at Five Points. After they had
been there but a short time the whole family was taken down with the
fever and ague, which were prevalant around Toledo for many years.
took the Warrens some time to become aclimated.
Two years were spent at Five Points, during which time Mr. Warren
cleared enough land near Sulphur Springs to build a log house. Here
he brought his family. This rude habitation had no doors or windows
the first winter, and blankets had to be put up to the openings to
keep out the cold. The nearest road to this place, which the Warrens
called home, was at Five Points, and to get there a stream had to be
forded. A railroad, however, ran through the farm. This road had
its terminal at Adrian, Michigan.
When Mrs. Yearick was eleven years old her mother died, and even though
a little girl, she kept house for the children for two months. During
this time her father was doing carpenter work in Toledo and only came
home on Saturday nights, staying over Sunday. Mr. Warren was a smoker,
but became disgusted with the habit while working in Toledo, gave it
up and never smoked thereafter. What disgusted him was the sight of
young boys in the city with either pipe or cigar in their mouths.
At the end of the two months, during which time Mrs. Yearick kept house
for the children, her father became convinced that it was not safe to
leave them alone. Then for about two months the children boarded out,
but were not treated well. The father learned of this and shortly went
back east with his children to York state, where they remained until he
married a second time, coming back to their Ohio home to live.
When Mrs. Yearick was seventeen years old she again went back to York
state, this time alone, and remained there about a year. Then she came
back to stay and taught school at Palmyra, Michigan, for one winter.
The people at Palmyra wanted her to come back the next summer, but she
decided not to and thereafter worked in the city (Toledo), doing dress
making, millinary, and clerking until the time of her marriage to
Joseph Peter Yearick.
Mr. and Mrs. Yearick were married December 27, 1876, at the First Congre-
gational church of Toledo, by the Reverend W. W. Williams.
Mrs. Yearick 's parents were William Perkins Warren and Sarah Warren,
MR. AND MRS. PETER YEARICK
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Yearick were married May 10., 1818, by Rev. Henry
Friese at Mifflinburg, Pa. They moved to Ashland (then Wayne) county,
Ohio, in the spring of 1834, and then to Johnson County, Iowa, in the
spring of 1855. They returned to Ashland County in the fall of 1871,
and in May 1872, moved to Findlay, Ohio.
Peter Yearick was born on February 14, 1798, in Lohill township, North
Hampton County, Pa., and died Saturday, January 17, 1885, of Bright' s
disease of the kidneys, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elvina Good-
win, in North Findlay, Ohio, at the age of eighty-seven years and 28
days. At the time of his death the following appeared in a Findlay
"The death of Father Yearick ends a remarkably useful and
exemplary life. Nearly a year ago, his faithful companion
died after they had spent over sixty-six years in the matri-
monial relation and had reared twelve children, all of whom
are still living. Mr. Yearick had been a faithful and con-
sistant Christian and a member of the Evangelical church
for over sixty-five years. For nearly a year past his
health has been feeble and he constantly hoped for the end.
The funeral services occurred Monday afternoon, Rev. W. W.
The family record of Peter Yearick' s antecedants is very incomplete.
His father died at the age of thirty-two years, and the widow married
Andrew Gnorr. She died at the age of eighty-eight years. Peter and
Daniel Yearick are the only children of whom there is any record.
Daniel Yearick died in 1882 at the age of eight-two years.
(The following note was pencilled in the margin: Penna Dutch
P. Jarck/in letter file)
MRS. ANNA CATHERINE YEARICK
Mrs. Anna Catherine Yearick, nee Gutelius, the wife of Peter Yearick,
was born July 25, 1800, at Monhime, Lancaster county, Pa., and died
March 23, 1884, at Findlay, Ohio, after six years of great suffering.
She was a worthy Christian, amiable mother, and died very happy. She
left twelve children (two having gone before) and a husband to mourn
her departure. At the time of her death, which was caused by gangrene,
she was eight-three years, seven months and twenty-eight days old. The
funeral was held on March 25 and was conducted by Elder Crouse,
assisted by Rev. Shericks. The service consisted of the reading of
Psalm XC; text: Rev. VII, 9 and 10; hymns: "Asleep in the Arms of
Jesus" and "Why Should We Fear to Die?" Present at the funeral
were: Children - Gutelius Israel, Joseph Peter, Anna Caroline,
Elizabeth and Elvina; grand-children - Elnora Goodwin, and Joe Goodwin
and family; niece - Mrs. Anna M. Lucas.
The parents of Mrs. Anna Catherine Yearick were Frederick Gutelius
and Catherine Gutelius, nee Bistel.
To Mr. and Mrs. Peter Yearick were born the following children: Elvina,
Sussanna, Henry Edward, Elizabeth, Gutelius Israel, Anna Caroline,
Frederick Emanuel, Sarah Catherine, Rebecca Sussanna, Samuel William,
Mary Ann, John Agustus, Joseph Peter and Simon Amandas.
Elvina Yearick was born September 10, 1820, at Hoftinburg, Union County,
Pa.; married to John Goodwin on February 13, 1840, and died on Monday
July 3, 1893j at Findlay, Ohio, after a brief illness that gave no
sign of its sad ending. The funeral services were held the following
Thursday, and a large number of friends were present to testify to
the love and esteem in which she was held in the community of which
she was a prominent and honored member. Mrs. Goodwin was at one time
a resident of Ashland, Ohio, and was remembered there for her many
John Goodwin, the husband of Elvina, died November 18, 1880. To Mr.
and Mrs. John Goodwin were born Joe H. Goodwin on February 25, 1841.
Samuel Goodwin was born February 11, 1845, and died August 11, 1851.
Sarah Goodwin was born February 11, 1847, and died July 18, 1871.
John William Goodwin was born May 6, 1849, and died the same day. Mrs.
Mary Barnd, nee Goodwin, was born December 3, 1851, and died February
19, 1883. Gutelius Goodwin was born December 15, 1854* and died May
3, 1876. Mrs. Elnora Boyd, nee Goodwin, was born August 6, 1857.
Charles Goodwin was born May 23, I860.
Sussanna Yearick was born October 27, 1821 at Mifflinburg, Union
County, Pa., and died February 16, 1824.
HENRY EDWARD YEARICK
Henry Edward Yearick was born December 23, 1823, at Mifflinburg, Union
County, Pa., and died Tuesday, September 5, 1893* at Washington, Iowa.
He located in Johnson County, Iowa, in 1853 and moved to Washington,
Iowa, in 1864. A third wife and two children, albert S., of Bushnell,
111., and Mrs. Alice M. Armstrong, wife of Samuel M. Armstrong of
Chicago, survived him. Mr. Yearick* s health had been failing for a
long time and he was confined to the house for three or four months
before he died.
The funeral occurred the following Thursday, the religious service
being conducted by Rev. B. E. S. Ely, Jr. After these exercises, the
Masonic fraternity, deceased being a K. T., took charge of the remains
and the interment was conducted by them. Dr. Yearick of Cedar Rapids,
John Yearick and Ed Taylor of Iowa City, Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Adams,
relatives, of Sigourney, and Mr. Mintier of the same place, attended
Elizabeth Yearick was born December 11, 1825, at Brushvalley, Center
County, Pa., and died Saturday evening, May 10, 1890, at her home in
Ashland, Ohio, on Sandusky street. On Saturday morning she did all
her housework and was evidently in as good health as at any other time.
In the afternoon she repaired to the U. B. church with her horse and
buggy in order to be present at the baptism of several new members.
As this event had been postponed, she commenced her homeward journey.
Before reaching home a storm burst forth in vehemence. On reaching
home she was compelled to be carried from the buggy, and before a bed
was reached she expired. The physician in attendance was of the opin-
ion that death resulted from a paralytic stroke superinduced by fright.
On the 7th day of November, 1843, Elizabeth Yearick became Mrs. Shutt.
Her husband, John Shutt, was born September 18, 1821, and died Septem-
ber 25, 1876. He was an earnest Christian and member of the U. B.
Church for twenty- five years.
Mrs. Shutt married a second time on October 4, 1881, taking to husband
Peter Newcomer, who died January 24, 1899, at the ripe old age of
eighty years, ten months and thirteen days.
To Mr. and Mrs. Shutt were born five children. Henry Philip Shutt was
born July 23, 1844, and married Lizzie Powers on the 8th day of Febru-
ary, 1864. He served three years in the Union army, commencing 1861.
Mary Jane Shutt was born February 8, 1846; married William Pittenger
February 21, 1866. Sarah Catherine Shutt was born December 31, 1847;
married Daniel Wile October 1, 1866. Caroline Luella Shutt was born
February 23, 1850; died June 3, 1859. Willie Shutt was born September
3, 1851; died June 3, 1859.
GUTELIUS ISRAEL YEARICK
Gutelius Israel Yearick was born August 11, 1827, at Raversburg,
Center County, Pa., and died on August 3, 1898, at his home in Ashland,
Ohio. The following article from one of the Ashland newspapers gives
his complete biography.
Though Guelius I. Yearick, a prominent citizen of Ashland, had been in
ill health off and on for several years, yet his end came suddenly
and sharply after all. He died last Wenesday night about 10 o'clock
at his home on Claremont Avenue. He had just passed into one of the
rooms of the house when he was attacked with heart failure, and fell
to the floor. He was assisted to rise, and medical attendance was
hastily summoned, but he lived but a short time.
Mr. Yearick was peculiarly a leading citizen of Ashland. His habits
and manners were his own and he had the happy faculty of making
acquaintances easily. Owing to the nature of his business and to his
unusual social qualities he was well known not only over the county,
but in adjoining counties. He was sociable and friendly to everyone,
and in the prime of his life took great pleasure in society. He was
Chest erf ieldian in his public deportment, and was graceful in social
functions. He took part in politics and became prominent in this way
also. He was genial, kindhearted and liberal in character, and al-
ways impressed those who became acquainted with hime by his striking
According to the record in his own family Bible, he was born at
Mifflinburg, Pa., August 11, 1829, although the general impression
has been that he was more than sixty-nine years old. When a small
boy he removed with his parents to Redhaw, this county, and at the
age of twelve years he was apprenticed to a turner. He worked at his
trade in Ashland and in western Ohio and eastern Indiana until 1855,
when he returned to Ashland and engaged in the furniture business.
About 1856 he suffered a heavy loss by fire. He continued in the fur-
niture business until 1860, when he sold out to Col. D. J. Stubbs.
In 1861, he enlisted in the 82nd 0. V. I,, and became a recruiting
officer. After the war, Mr. Yearick engaged in the loan agency busi-
ness, and followed that until 1869, when he was elected county
treasurer on the Democratic ticket, he being greatly devoted to the
party. He served as county treasurer faithfully from 1870 to 1874j
and then resumed the loan business, adding to it the livery business,
going into partnership with N. Thomas. Since then, he had devoted
himself to both enterprises, becoming sole proprietor of the livery
stable. As a loan agent he was very successful, business reverses
came to him several years ago.
He was married on December 17, 1889, at Hartford, Conn., to Miss
Carrie Maude Hamilton, who has been a devoted wife. To them was
born one son, Leo Gutelius, on January 20, 1891.
The funeral services were held last Sunday afternoon (th 7th) at
the deceased's late residence. The attendance of friends from
Ashland and the surrounding communities was quite large. The services
were conducted by Rev. D. B. Duncan, of the Presbyterian church.
ANNA CAROLINE YEARICK
Anna Caroline Yearick was born February 19, 1829, at Raver sburg, Center
County, Pa. (Known to her family as Aunt Callie, she never married.
She was a dressmaker by trade, and at one time, had a large shop in
Toledo where she employed fourteen girls. She lived the last years
of her life at the Widows Home in Toledo, passing away on February 1,
1915, at the age of 86. She is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo.)
FREDERICK EMANUEL YEARICK
Frederick Emanuel Yearick was born September 26, 1830, at Brushvalley,
Center County, Pa.
SARAH CATHERINE YEARICK
Sarah Catherine Yearick was born February 9, 1832, at Brushvalley, Cen-
ter County, Pa. She married twice. Her first husband was a man named
Switzer; the second was Albright.
REBECCA SUSSANNA YEARICK
Born September 3, 1834, in Wayne (now Ashland) County, Ohio, and died
July 19, 1851, in Ashland County.
(DR.) SAMUEL WILLIAM YEARICK
Bom September 2, 1836, in Wayne (now Ashland) County, Ohio. (Died
1910, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.)
MARY ANN YEARICK
Born March 24, 1838, in Wayne (now Ashland) County, Ohio. She married
John Lane. (Lived at Milford, Nebraska.)
JOHN AGUSTUS YEARICK
Was born April 14* 1840, in Ashland County, Ohio. (Lived at Iowa
JOSEPH PETER YEARICK
See Part II, page 1.
SIMON AMANDAS YEARICK
Was born November 22, 1845* in Ashland County, Ohio. (Lived at
Woodwa rd , Oklahoma . )
MR. & MRS. WILLIAM P. WARREN
Mr. and Mrs. William P. Warren were married December 20, 1836, in
Washington County, New York, town of Hartford.
William Perkins Warren was born at Hartford on February 3> 1812, and
died at the homestead near Sulphur Springs (Richards Station) April 8,
1870, of inflamation of the bowels. For many years he suffered from
bronchial consumption and erysiphalis. The erysiplas was caused by
wheat rust getting into his blood, and when it would heal up his cough
Mr. Warren was twice married. His first wife was Sally Bull, After
the death of Sally, he married her sister, Laura Bull. Sally Bull
was born on November 7, 1813* in Washington County, New York, and
died April 7, 1852, at the homestead. Laura Bull was born on April 22,
1820, and died October 2, 1895 at the homestead.
To William Perkins Warren were born by his first wife, Zilpha (married
to Thomas Carey) November 5, 1837; Oscar, November 15, 1839; Adelaide
(married to J. P. Yearick) February 21, 1841; Marion (married to
Orin Dority) January 26, 1848; and Sarah Mahala (married to Milo
Warn) January 27, 1850. By his second wife, whom he married April 12,
1853, the following: Maurice, who died at the age of nine months,
and Eugene, December 30, 1855.
Note: Following dates as near correct as practical.
Was married to Thomas Carey November 5, 1859. They had eleven children,
though only five grew up. Will was born about 1861 and died in the
fall of 1898. Frank (date of birth not known) was killed in the wreck
of a building at Rochester, New York, while still a young man. Winnie
was born in 1865 or thereabouts, and Mary about 1869. Edith was born
Oscar Warren married Ella Mclntyre in 1865 at Monroe, Michigan. To
them were born: Ora in 1866, Elmer in 1868, Orno in 1871, Edith in
1875, Ivan in 1878, and Mabel in 1885.
See Part II.
Marion (f.) Warren married Orin Dority February 28, 1872. (He died
May 6, 1905.) To them were born: Anna Laura in 1874* Earl in 1876,
Grace in 1877, and Ross in 1882. A first born died in infancy.
SARAH MAHALA WARREN
Married Milo Warn (sic) October 6, 1870. (He died July 3, 1903.) To
them were born Burton in 1872, and Harry Howard in 1876.
Married Mina Clark February 28, 1879. To them were born: Minnie in
1880, Effie in 1885, and Carlton in 1895.
MRS. ANNA CATHERINE YEARICK, NEE GUTELIUS
Adam Frederick Gutelius, the first of the name of which there is any
record, is supposed to have been a Frenchman, and was educated for
an army surgeon by the government under which he lived.
His son, John Peter Gutelius, intermarried with Anne Maria Deitzler,
came to this country at an early, but unknown date, and in Lancaster
County, Pa., December 26, 1766, Frederick Gutelius was born to them.
In the course of time he became a blacksmith. Later he studied sur-
veying. He married Catherine Bistel on the 31st day of August, 1790.
They moved to Mifflinburg, Pa., about the year 1800, using one two-
horse team for transporting their goods, while the family followed on
He served as esquire (justice of the peace) many years and did much
surveying and conveying, as the records show. He died on the 30th of
May, 1839. His wife died on the 11th of May, 1838. Both are buried
in the east end of the so-called Old Graveyard at Mifflinburg.
They had eleven sons and four daughters. Sarah married Samuel Grove.
Elizabeth married Jacob Dietrich. Anna Catherine married Peter
Yearick. Anne Maria died in infancy. William, the oldest son, died
in infancy. William, the second son, was born in 1794; died in 1857 j
and never moved out of the old homestead. Samuel Gutelius was born
in 1795, and died in Likens Valley, Pa., about 1879. He was a pro-
minent Reformed minister. He had six children.
John Frederick Gutelius was born in 1797; lived in Mifflinburg, Pa.,
all his life; was a dyer and weaver; raised twelve children, of whom
Thomas, William, John, Jacob, Samuel, Charles, Caroline, Catherine
and Mary Lydia were still living in 1889. Their mother was a daughter
of Jacob Crotzer, and a sister to William Crotzer.
John Peter was born in 1798, and died about 1877. He had two children.
David was born in 1802, and died in Ohio in 1879. He had four children.
Israel was born in 1803, and died in Selinsgrove, Pa., about i860. He
had children, how many not known.
Henry was born in 1806, died in York County, Pa., in 1876. He had six
Andrew was born in 1808, was married to Lydia Fisher, and had three
children: Mrs. John Romig and Mrs. Amanda Romig of Mifflinburg, and
Rev. Fisher Gutelius of Moscow, New York.
George was born in 1812, was married to Catherine Alsbach; had eight
children; lived in Mifflinburg all his life; was a cabinetmaker and
foundryman; died in 1889.
Joseph was born in 1815; was married to Elizabeth Garrett. They had
five children, of whom Albert, Elliot and Sarah Oliva of Mifflinburg,
Pa., were the only survivors in 1889. He was killed in 1866 by a part
of a tree falling on his head in the woods south of Mifflinburg.
While much of the history of this remarkable family must be omitted,
it is due to say that it is noted for its patriotism and piety from
its earliest existence.
The following article regarding Mrs. Sarah Gutelius Grove appeared in
a Mifflinburg newspaper shortly after her demise.
This aged lady, who lived with her daughter, Mrs. Samuel
Hoffman, on Market street, near the Reformed church, en-
tered peacefully into her last rest on Saturday evening,
April 29, 1893, at six o'clock. She was born in Mifflin-
burg January L+, 1811. Her age at death, therefor, was
eighty-two years, three months and twenty-six days.
She was a widow twenty years, her husband, Samuel Grove,
having died in 1873. She leaves three children: Mrs.
Anna M. Lucas of Fremont, Ohio; Mrs. S. C. Hoffman and Mr.
S. G. Grove of Mifflinburg. Mrs. Grove came from an hon-
orable ancestry. Her grand-father Gutelius was one of
those members of the Reformed chuch of France, who was
driven out of his native land by intolerable persecution
on account of his religion. This fact, perhaps, accounts
in part, for the strong Christian character of Mrs. Grove
herself. She was a most devout member of the Reformed
church all her lifetime. Without bigotry, without parading
her own piety and with great charity for all Christians,
her own church was very dear to her. In her youth she was
one of the first Sunday School scholars in the Old Elias
church. Afterwards she became a teacher, until age and
infirmity prevented her from meeting her class. Because
of her long service in the Sunday School she became a
teacher of teachers. Her familiarity with the scriptures
is well known among all her friends. To the end of her
long life she seemed to live in the presence of the spirit-
ual world. And when the end came it was calm and peaceful
as if she were only falling asleep.
In the death of Mrs. Grove another link in the chain that binds the
present to the past generation is severed. From the church mili-
tant to the church triumphant the change for which she longed came
at last. Her memory is blessed.
MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM P. WARREN
The parents of William Perkins Warren were William Warren, a distant
relative of General Warren of Bunker Hill fame, and Mahala Warren, nee
The mother of Sally Warren, nee Bull, was Mary Foster. Mary and a
sister, Betsy Corbit, came to this country from the British Isles.
(Faint recollections favor Ireland.) Mr. and Mrs. Bull had children:
Minerva, Sally, Sally (sic) - the second of that name, Caroline,
Betsy, Mary, Lydia Ann, Saphrona, William, Nathaniel, John and another
whose name is unknown, but might have been Laura.
The children of William Warren and Mahala Perkins Warren are as follows:
Zilpha, whose first husband was Stephen Jackson. Her second husband
was a widower, Chancelor Ensign, who for his first wife married
Zilpha' s sister Sarah. The offspring of Chancelor Ensign by his
first wife were: Elizabeth, Andrew, Mahala (who married Worthy Meade),
and Warren. Elizabeth and Andrew Ensign were schoolmates of Mary J.
Holmes, the noted authoress.
Alfred had daughters three. Mary married a Whitmore, Eliza, a Toby,
and Frances, a Sweet. Mr. and Mrs. Sweet are living on the old
Warren homestead (1899) in Washington County, New York, town of Hartford
Betsy was also twice married. Her first husband was a man named Curtis.
For a second she took David Talford, the father-in-law of her daughter
Mariette, who had married Thomas Talford. Another daughter by Curtis,
Sarah Jane married John Brown (not the one famous in history and song).
John and Sarah Brown had five children: Mary, Susie, Andrew, Corie,
Clarisa married a man named Spring. They had children: William, Jul! .
Ann, Clarisy, Mary, Edwin, and David.