The Hunter Family
An historical and photographic perspective

The Hunter Family in Racine County, Wisconsin, USA

Index of Official Parish Registries and Statutory Registries for Births, Marriages and Deaths

Portion of a map of Raymond Township, Racine County, Wisconsin, 1908
Portion of a map of Raymond Township, Racine County, Wisconsin
showing Raymond Center, William Hunter's land and McPherson Cemetery
Courtesy University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

 

James Hunter &

Jean Hastie
Born: July 2, 1797 Born: about 1796
Place: Kirkmahoe, Dumfriesshire Place: Kirkbean, Kirkcudbright
Married: about 1817
Place:  
Died: November 29, 1872*
Dumfries and Galloway Standard, January 1, 1873  
Died: February 11, 1867 (MI)
Place: Union Grove (or Yorkville), Wisconsin, USA Place: Union Grove (or Yorkville), Wisconsin, USA
Buried: Buried: United Presbyterian Cemetery, Racine County Section 5

The Hunter Family of Dumfriesshire, Scotland

John Hunter & Catherine Brockie | Jane Hunter & Thomas Easton | James Hunter & Amanda Graves Hotchkiss
William Hunter & Ann Boyd | Mary Hunter & John Brice

Biographical Sketches | Monumental Inscriptions

DNA: We have an Ancestry.com DNA match that confirms James Hunter and Jean Hastie as common ancestors through Agnes Hunter (daughter of William Hunter and Ann Boyd) and John Vyvyan.

James Hunter (son of James Hunter and Jannet Atchison) married Jean Hastie (born in Kirkbean, Kirkcudbrightshire c. 1796) sometime around 1817. James Hunter and Jean Hastie had at least seven children: JOHN (born 1819 in Caerlaverock), Jane, (born May 2, 1823); James (born Nov 22, 1826), William (born Aug 18, 1828, in Racks, Torthorwald), Adam (born Oct 4, 1830, in Racks, Torthorwald), Mary (born March 27, 1833, in Racks, Torthorwald), and Robert Hill (born July 20, 1835, in Racks, Torthorwald).

Children Born Place Died Place
JOHN about 1819 Caerlaverock Aug 27, 1895 Bankend, Caerlaverock
Jane May 2, 1823 Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire    
James Nov 22, 1826 (MI) Caerlaverock? Aug 21, 1904  (MI) Wisconsin, USA
William Aug 18, 1828 Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfries. Dec, 1917 (MI) Wisconsin, USA
Adam Oct 4, 1830 Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfries. July 22, 1905 (MI) Wisconsin, USA
Mary March 27, 1833 Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfries. Oct, 1862 (MI) Wisconsin, USA
Robert Hill July 20, 1835 Racks, Torthorwald, Dumfries. Sept 2, 1898 (MI) Wisconsin, USA

James Hunter, Jr. emigrated to Racine County, Wisconsin, around 1850, and worked as a farm hand in Wheatland, Kenosha County. William, his wife Ann, Adam and Mary Hunter emigrated to Racine County, Wisconsin, around 1853, and their parents, James Hunter and Jean Hastie, along with Robert Hunter, followed in 1858.  John remained in Scotland. William and Ann first settled in Yorkville Township where William worked as a farm labourer. In 1862, they moved to Raymond Township, borrowed $500 and purchased a farm on a quarter section of land (160 acres). Adam moved to Yorkville Township, section 35, where he had 80 acres. Mary died in Oct 1862, Robert died Sept. 2, 1898, James died sometime between 1900-1910, Adam died July 22, 1905, and William died in 1917.

Map showing Yorkville, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA, 1856
Map showing Yorkville, Racine County, Wisconsin, USA, 1856

 

William Wallace Hunter & Ann Boyd

William Hunter and Ann Boyd were married in Scotland about 1850. They had at least seven children: Agnes (born Dec, 1850); Jane (born Aug 2, 1851, d. April 17, 1898); James Boyd (born Feb 5, 1856, d. Dec 29, 1919); Mary Ann (born June 7, 1857, d. Feb 21, 1931); Wallace William (born Oct 4, 1862, d. Oct, 1938);  George (born about 1867); Robert Bruce (born April 23, 1867, d. April 25, 1914).

Agnes Hunter & John Vyvyan | Jane Hunter & Robert McPherson | James Boyd Hunter & Grace Hocking | Mary Ann Hunter & Adam Hay, Jr.
Wallace William Hunter & Wilhemina Augusta Anderson | Wallace William Hunter & Caroline "Carrie" Hanson
Robert Bruce Hunter & Caroline "Carrie" Hanson

 

1850 ..........

James Hunter, Jr. (23) was the first to emigrate from Scotland and was working as a farm hand in Wheatland

1850 United States Federal Census - Wheatland, Kenosha County, Wisconsin
James Hunter, Jr.
 

Name: James Hunter
Age: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1827
Birth Place: Scotland
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Wheatland, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Household Members:
Name Age
John Burshback 28
Nicholas Hayes 38
James Hunter 23
Jess McWhorter 35
Thomas McWhorter 40

Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Wheatland, Kenosha, Wisconsin; Roll: M432_1000; Page: 320; Image: 622. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls. Description: This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1850 United States Federal Census, the Seventh Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1850 Federal Census.

 

1853 ..........

 

William Hunter (age 25), his wife Ann, Adam and Mary Hunter (age 20) emigrated to Racine County, Wisconsin (around 1853).

Map of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Kenosha Counties, 1855
Map of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Kenosha Counties, 1855

 

1856 ..........

James Boyd Hunter (son of William and Ann) was born February 9, 1856. He died December 29, 1919.

James Hunter, Jr. married Margaret Stubbs in 1856. She was born in Scotland; died Dec. 5, 1858.

 

1858 ..........

Racine & Mississippi Railroad Poster, 1858
Racine & Mississippi Railroad Poster, 1858

James Hunter (age 56) and Jean Hastie (age 56), along with Robert Hunter (age 23), emigrated to Racine County in 1858.

Margaret Stubbs (born in 1827) died on December 5, 1858.

 

1860 ..........

Racine, Wisconsin, 1860
Racine, Wisconsin, 1860

1860 United States Federal Census - Yorkville, Racine County, Wisconsin
James Hunter, Sr., Jean Hastie, Robert Hunter and Adam Hunter were living together in Yorkville

Name: James Hunter
Age in 1860: 65
Birth Year: abt 1795
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1860: Yorkville, Racine, Wisconsin
Gender: Male
Post Office: Yorkville
Household Members:
Name Age
James Hunter 65
Jane Hunter 65
Robert Hunter 23
Adam Hunter 30

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Yorkville, Racine, Wisconsin;Roll: M653_1427; Page: 932; Image: 547. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls. Description: This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1860 United States Federal Census, the Eighth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household.

1860 United States Federal Census - Yorkville, Racine County, Wisconsin
James Hunter, Jr. and his sister Mary Hunter were living together in Yorkville.

Name: James Hunter
Age in 1860: 33
Birth Year: abt 1827
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1860: Yorkville, Racine, Wisconsin
Gender: Male
Post Office: Yorkville
Household Members:
Name Age
James Hunter 33
Mary Hunter 25
George Mc Dugal 21

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Yorkville, Racine, Wisconsin; Roll: M653_1427; Page: 932; Image: 547. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls. Description: This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1860 United States Federal Census, the Eighth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household.

1860 United States Federal Census - Yorkville, Racine County, Wisconsin
William Hunter and Ann Boyd and their family were living in Yorkville.

Name: William Hunter
Age in 1860: 30
Birth Year: abt 1830
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1860: Yorkville, Racine, Wisconsin
Gender: Male
Post Office: Yorkville
Household Members:
Name Age
William Hunter 30
Ann Hunter 28
Agnes Hunter 8
Jane Hunter 5
James Hunter 4
Mary Hunter 1

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Yorkville, Racine, Wisconsin; Roll: M653_1427; Page: 933; Image: 548. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls. Description: This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1860 United States Federal Census, the Eighth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household.

William Wallace Hunter
William Wallace Hunter

 

A damaged Republican Party ticket for the Racine County Wisconsin slate headed by Abraham Lincoln

A damaged Republican Party ticket for the Racine County Wisconsin slate headed by Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin. Also of note on the ticket is Congressman John F. Potter, known as "Bowie Knife" Potter, for his fierce partisanship before the war, and William L. Utley, later colonel of the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry.

 

1861 ..........

1861-1865 Civil War in the USA.

We Remember

 

Mary Hunter & John Bryce

Mary Hunter married John Bryce in April, 1861. They had one son: John H. Bryce (b. March, 1862 d. 1937). Mary Hunter died in September, 1862.

From Raymond Township Biographical Sketches
As published in "The History of Racine and Kenosha Counties" (Chicago: 1879), pages 664-668:

"JAMES HUNTER, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Raymond; born in Scotland, in 1826; came to Wisconsin in 1850, and located in Raymond. Married Margaret Stubbs, in 1856. She was born in Scotland; died Dec. 5, 1858. In 1861, he married Mrs. Amanda Hotchkiss. They have five children. Mr. and Mrs. H. are members of the Congregational Church. In 1862 (ed note: see correct date below), Mr. H. enlisted in the 1st Wis. Heavy Artillery, Co. K.; mustered out in 1864. When he came to Wisconsin, he worked out as a farm hand, since which time he has accumulated a competency, being the owner of 100 acres in Sec. 22." See more about James Hunter and Amanda Graves Hotchkiss (pdf).

 

James Hunter, Jr. & Amanda Graves Hotchkiss

James Hunter, Jr. married Margaret Stubbs in 1856. She was born in Scotland; died Dec. 5, 1858. In 1861, he married Mrs. Amanda "Minnie" Hotchkiss. They had at least five children: Frank Fremont Hunter (b. Jan 6, 1862, d. Sept 4, 1933), Mary Hunter (b. Dec 11, 1864, d. Oct 12, 1945), Henry Sidney Hunter (b. July 19, 1866, d. Nov 25, 1951), Clara E. Hunter (b. Jan 29, 1870, d. 1952); and  Myron Edgar Hunter (b. April 17, 1872, d. Dec 12, 1942). See more about James Hunter and Amanda Graves Hotchkiss (pdf). - from Hunter Family Tree on ancestry.com

Frank Fremont Hunter & Harriet "Hattie" Roskilly | Mary Jane Hunter & Thomas Cadwallader Roberts
Henry Sidney Hunter & Ruth Rebecca West | Myron Edgar Hunter & Matilda Louisa Anderson

 

1862 ..........

Mary Hunter (daughter of James Hunter and Jean Hastie) died and was buried in the United Presbyterian Cemetery, in Yorkville.

Wallace William Hunter (son of William and Ann) born. He died in 1938. See original document.

Frank Hunter (son of James Hunter and Amanda "Minnie" Hotchkiss) born on January 6, 1862. He died in September, 1933.

 

1863 ..........

James Hunter (38) and William Hunter (35) are registered for the draft.

 

1864 ..........

The 1st Wis. Heavy Artillery, Co. Battery K was stationed at Fort Lyon, Virginia. In October 1864, Company's G, H, K, and M, 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery Regiment were assigned to the Fort. They were mustered out on July 11, 1865.

 

General orders No. 21, issued Sept. 14, 1864, called for the recruiting of eight additional companies to complete the regimental organization. Batteries L and M left the state, Sept. 30, E and F Oct. 3, H Oct. 7, K Oct. 17, and G and I Nov. 12. They were assigned to duty in the defenses at Washington as a part of the 4th brigade, De Russy's division, 22nd army corps, and remained at that point until mustered out Oct. 1, 1865.

It is due the entire regiment to say that in discipline and appearance under arms, it was equal to any in the service. Its original strength was 1,777. Gain by recruits, 407; draft, 4; reenlistments, 29; total, 2,217. Loss by death, 73; desertion, 70; transfer, 28; discharge, 223; unaccounted for, 3; mustered out, 1,820.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 4, p. 85

We Remember
 

American Civil War Soldiers
about James Hunter

Name: James Hunter
Residence: Kenosha, Wisconsin
Enlistment Date: 17 Sep 1864
Side Served: Union
State Served: Wisconsin
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 17 September 1864.
Enlisted in Company K, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Wisconsin on 17 Sep 1864.
Mustered Out Company K, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Wisconsin on 11 Jul 1865.
Sources: 97

Source Citation: Side served: Union; State served: Wisconsin; Enlistment date: 17 Sep 1864. Source Information: Historical Data Systems, comp.. American Civil War Soldiers [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Original data: Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA. Copyright 1997-2000 Historical Data Systems, Inc. PO Box 35 Duxbury. Description: This database is a compilation of military records (including state rosters, pension records, and regimental histories) of individual soldiers who served in the United States Civil War.

1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, Company K
1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, Company K
http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/roster/searchresults.asp?lastName=hunter&firstName=james

Map of Fort Lyon, Virginia, c. 1862
Map of Fort Lyon, Virginia, c. 1862

Fort Lyon Gun Crews c 1864
Fort Lyon Gun Crews c 1864

 

1867 ..........
 

Obituary

On the 11th ultimo, at Union Grove County, Wisconsin, US, America, the wife of Mr. James Hunter, late of Racks, Torthorwald, much regretted by all who knew her. Friends at a distance please accept this intimation.

Dumfries and Galloway Standard, March 13, 1867.

 

1868 ..........

Adam Hunter & Charlotte Whitcher

Adam Hunter married Charlotte Whitcher on April 10, 1869. They had five children: William James Hunter (b. May 10, 1869 d. April 11, 1948), Sarah Jane Hunter (b. Nov 28, 1871, married Charles William Christensen Oct 25, 1889, d. Jan 15, 1944), Martha Elizabeth Hunter (b. Nov 15, 1873, d. Nov 5, 1959), John Charles Hunter (b. Aug 8, 1875, d. Dec 31, 1917) and Charlotte Marie Hunter (b. May 7, 1879, married Jacob J. Haney, d. Feb 26, 1944). - from Hunter Family Tree on ancestry.com

Sarah Jane Hunter & Charles William Christensen | Martha Elizabeth Hunter & Emil Hansen | Charlotte Marie Hunter & Jacob J. Haney

 

1869 ..........

William James Hunter (son of Adam Hunter and Charlotte Witcher) born on May 10, 1869. He died April 11, 1948.

 

1870 ..........

1870 United States Federal Census - Yorkville, Racine County, Wisconsin
James Hunter, Sr., Adam Hunter, Charlotte "Lotte" Whitcher and William James Hunter

Name: James Huntley
Birth Year: abt 1796
Age in 1870: 74
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1870: Yorkville, Racine, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Caledonia Centre
Household Members:
Name Age
James Huntley 74
Adon Huntley 36
Lotte Huntley 31
Wm Huntley 1

Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Yorkville, Racine, Wisconsin; Roll  M593_1733; Page: 532A; Image: 681; Family History Library Film: 553232. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data:

  •  1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

  • Minnesota census schedules for 1870. NARA microfilm publication T132, 13 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

Description: This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1870 United States Federal Census, the Ninth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age at last birthday, sex, color; birthplace, occupation, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1870 Federal Census.

 

1870 United States Federal Census - Raymond, Racine County, Wisconsin
James Hunter, Jr. and his family were living in Raymond.

Name: James Hunter
Birth Year: abt 1826
Age in 1870: 44
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1870: Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Caledonia Centre
Household Members:
Name Age
James Hunter 44
Minnie Hunter 43
Sarah Hunter 19
Ed Hunter 16
Frank Hunter 9
Mary Hunter 6
Henry Hunter 4
Clara Hunter 5/12
Peter Johnson 20
Anton Davison 20
Carrie Rosmus 15

Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin; Roll  M593_1733; Page: 474A; Image: 565; Family History Library Film: 553232. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data:  1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. Minnesota census schedules for 1870. NARA microfilm publication T132, 13 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. Description: This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1870 United States Federal Census, the Ninth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age at last birthday, sex, color; birthplace, occupation, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1870 Federal Census.

Sarah and Ed are Amanda Minnie Graves' children from her marriage to John Hotchkiss

1870 United States Federal Census - Raymond, Racine County, Wisconsin
William Hunter and his family were living in Raymond.

Name: Wm Hunter
Birth Year: abt 1829
Age in 1870: 41
Birthplace: Scotland
Home in 1870: Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Caledonia Centre
Household Members:
Name Age
Wm Hunter 41
Ann Hunter 39
Agnes Hunter 18
Jennie Hunter 16
James Hunter 14
Mary Hunter 12
Walter Hunter 7
Geo Hunter 3
Peter Johnston 20

Year: 1870; Census Place: Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin; Roll  M593_1733; Page: 474A; Image: 565; Family History Library Film: 553232. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. Minnesota census schedules for 1870. NARA microfilm publication T132, 13 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d. Description: This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1870 United States Federal Census, the Ninth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age at last birthday, sex, color; birthplace, occupation, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1870 Federal Census.

"Walter" is Wallace

1872 ..........

Petition for Proving Will


From the Will of James Hunter

Las Will and Testament of James Hunter

From the Will of James Hunter
"First I give and bequeath to my oldest son John Hunter the sum of one hundred dollars"
From the Will of James Hunter


"I give and bequeath to my daughter Jane the sum of one hundred dollars"
From the Will of James Hunter

 

1873 ..........

 

 

Obituary

On the 29th November at Union Grove, Wisconsin, US America, Mr. James Hunter, aged 76 years, formerly of Racks, Torthorwald. Friends at a distance will please accept this intimation.

Dumfries and Galloway Standard, January 1, 1873

 

Map of Raymond Township, 1873, showing land owned by William and James Hunter
Map of Raymond Township, 1873, showing land owned by William, James and James Hunter
Courtesy University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
See original document

Business Directory of Raymond, 1873
Business Directory of Raymond, 1873

 

1880 ..........

1880 United States Federal Census - Raymond, Racine County, Wisconsin

James Hunter, Jr. and his family were living in Raymond
Amanda's mother and father-in-law (Hotchkiss) were living next door.

Name: James Hunter
Home in 1880: Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin
Age: 59
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1821
Birthplace: Scotland
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Amanda M.
Father's birthplace: Scotland
Mother's birthplace: Scotland
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
Name Age
James Hunter 59
Amanda M. Hunter 52
Frank Hunter 18
Mary J. Hunter 16
Henry Hunter 13
Clara E. Hunter 10
Myron E. Hunter 8

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin; Roll: T9_1443; Family History Film: 1255443; Page: 498.4000; . Source Information: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880. T9, 1,454 rolls. Description: This database is an index to 50 million individuals enumerated in the 1880 United States Federal Census.

William Hunter and Ann Boyd and their family were living in Raymond
next door to Amanda's mother and father-in-law (Hotchkiss).

Name: William Hunter
Home in 1880: Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1830
Birthplace: Scotland
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Ann B.
Father's birthplace: Scotland
Mother's birthplace: Scotland
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
Name Age
William Hunter 50
Ann B. Hunter 49
James Hunter 23
Wallace Hunter 17
Bruce Hunter 13

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin; Roll: T9_1443; Family History Film: 1255443; Page: 498.4000; .Source Information: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880. T9, 1,454 rolls.

William Wallace Hunter & Ann Boyd
William Wallace Hunter & Ann Boyd

Wallace Hunter
Wallace Hunter

1880 United States Federal Census - Yorkville, Racine County, Wisconsin
Adam Hunter and his family and Robert Hunter were living together at Yorkville

Name: Adam Hunter
Home in 1880: Yorkville, Racine, Wisconsin
Age: 48
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832
Birthplace: Scotland
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Sharlat
Father's birthplace: Scotland
Mother's birthplace: Scotland
Occupation: Farmer
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Household Members:
Name Age
Adam Hunter 48
Sharlat Hunter 44
William J. Hunter 11
Sarah J. Hunter 9
Matha E. Hunter 6
John C. Hunter 4
Sharlet W. Hunter 2
Robert Hunter 44

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Yorkville, Racine, Wisconsin; Roll: T9_1443; Family History Film: 1255443; Page: 538.1000; . Source Information: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880. T9, 1,454 rolls.

 

1884 ..........

Proposed Soldier's Monument illustration (erected in 1884)
Proposed Civil War Soldier's Monument illustration (erected in 1884)
(printed on a certificate of membership to the Racine Soldiers Monument Association)

1860 Map of Raymond Township showing the land of William and James Hunter
1887 Map of Raymond Township showing the land of William and James Hunter
Courtesy University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

 

1891 ..........

William Robert Hunter (grandson of James Hunter, Sr.) was the Station Master at Bishopton, Renfrewshire. He was killed in a train accident on Jan 7, 1891, leaving Mary to raise their five children. In the 1891 Scotland Census (April 5-6), Mary Bell and her four children were living with her brother Andrew (who was Station Master at the Bishopton Railway Station, Erskine) and his family.

For more information on the train wreck see the transcript from The Glasgow Herald, Thursday, January 8, 1891, Disastrous Collision on Caledonian Railway, Man Killed - Blocking of Buchanan Street Tunnel.

 

1895 ..........

John Hunter died in Bankend, Caerlaverock.

Obituary

On the 27th instant, of Crofts Cottages, Bankend, John Hunter, tailor and clothier, aged 76 years, much respected and deeply regretted.

Dumfries and Galloway Standard, August 28, 1895

 

1898 ..........

Robert Hill Hunter died on September 2, 1898.

 

1900 ..........

1900 United States Federal Census - Raymond, Racine County, Wisconsin
James Hunter, Jr. was living with his family in Raymond.

Name: James Hunter [James Hunley]
Home in 1900: Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin
Age: 74
Birth Date: Nov 1825
Birthplace: Scotland
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1850
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Spouse's Name: Amanda M
Marriage Year: 1860
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 40
Residence : Raymond Township, Racine, Wisconsin
Household Members:
Name Age
James Hunter 74
Amanda M Hunter 72
Henry S Hunter 33
Clara E Hunter 30

SourceCitation:Year: 1900;Census Place: Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin;Roll: T623_1814 Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 47. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. Description: This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States.

William Hunter, Ann Boyd and their son Robert were living together at Raymond

Name: William Hunter [William Hunley] (?)
Home in 1900: Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin
Age: 71
Birth Date: Sep 1828
Birthplace: Scotland
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1853
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Spouse's Name: Ann D
Marriage Year: 1851
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 49
Residence : Raymond Township, Racine, Wisconsin
Occupation:  
Household Members:
Name Age
William Hunter 71
Ann D Hunter 69
Robert B Hunter 33

SourceCitation:Year: 1900;Census Place: Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1814 Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 47. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

William and James Hunter and familes in Raymond, Racine County, Wisconsin
William and James Hunter and familes in Raymond, Racine County, Wisconsin
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1900 United States Federal Census - Union Grove, Racine County, Wisconsin
Adam Hunter and his family were living together at Union Grove

Name: Adam Hunter
Home in 1900: Yorkville, Racine, Wisconsin
Age: 74
Birth Date: Aug 1825
Birthplace: Scotland
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1853 [1857]
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: Scotland
Spouse's Name: Sharlot
Marriage Year: 1868
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 32
Residence : Union Grove Village, Racine, Wisconsin
Household Members:
Name Age
Adam Hunter 74
Sharlot Hunter 60
William J Hunter 30
Marth ? Hunter 26
John C Hunter 24

SourceCitation:Year: 1900;Census Place: Yorkville, Racine, Wisconsin;Roll: T623_1814 Page: 
7B; Enumeration District: 50. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.

1904 ..........

James Hunter died August 21, 1904.

 

1905 ..........

1905 Wisconsin Census - The Hunters of Racine County

Raymond, Racine County

William Hunter (77) & Ann Boyd (75) and sons James (39) and Robert Bruce (35)
William Hunter (77) & Ann Boyd (75) and sons James (39) and Robert Bruce (35)

Amanda Hunter (77) widow, Clara (35)
Amanda Hunter (77) widow, Clara (35)

Amanda's son Henry (37), Ruth (35), Clara (2) and Gertrude (1)
Amanda's son Henry (37), Ruth (35), Clara (2) and Gertrude (1)

Frank Hunter (42), Hattie (38), Wesley (15), Alvin (13), Stanley (4) and Florance (3)
Frank Hunter (42), Hattie (38), Wesley (15), Alvin (13), Stanley (4) and Florance (3)

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Yorkville, Racine County

Adam Hunter (75), Charlotte (68), William (34), Martha (30) and John (28)
Adam Hunter (75), Charlotte (68), William (34), Martha (30) and John (28)
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Adam Hunter died on July 22, 1905.

Main St., Union Grove, Wisconsin, c 1910
Main St., Union Grove, Wisconsin, c 1905

Read about the History of South Central Racine County

 

1908 ..........

 

Map of Raymond Township, Racine County Wisconsin, c 1908
Map of Raymond Township, Racine County Wisconsin, c 1908
Courtesy University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

Portion of a map of Raymond Township, Racine County, Wisconsin, 1908
Portion of a map of Raymond Township, Racine County, Wisconsin, c 1908
showing Raymond Center and William Hunter's land
Miss C. Hunter is Clara Hunter and H. Hunter is Henry Hunter
Courtesy University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

 

1910 ..........


William Hunter (83), Henry Hunter (43) and Clara Hunter (40)
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Robert Bruce Hunter & Carrie Hanson c. 1910
Robert Bruce Hunter & Carrie Hanson c. 1910

1910 United States Federal Census - Raymond, Racine County, Wisconsin
William Hunter was living with two of his sons and Carrie Hanson at Raymond.

Name: William Hunter
Age in 1910: 83
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1827
Birthplace: Scotland
Relation to Head of House: Father
Father's Birth Place: Scotland
Mother's Birth Place: Scotland
Home in 1910: Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Gender: Male
Year of Immigration: 1853
Household Members:
Name Age
Robert B Hunter 43
William Hunter 83
James Hunter 54
Carrie Hanson 22

Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1734; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 85; Image: 321. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.

Carrie Hanson would marry both Robert Bruce Hunter and Wallace William Hunter

 

Scenes along the country roads, Wisconsin, c. 1911
Scenes along the country roads, Wisconsin, c. 1911

 

1917 ..........

William Hunter died in 1917.

 

1920 ..........

1920 United States Federal Census - Raymond, Racine County, Wisconsin

Frank Hunter and family
Frank Hunter and family
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Name: Henry S Hunter
Age: 53
[50] 
Birth Year: abt 1867
[abt 1870] 
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1920: Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Kathie R Hunter
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry S Hunter 53
[50] 
Kathie R Hunter 50
Dora B Hunter 16
Gertrude A Hunter 15
Boyde S Hunter 12
Leone M Hunter 7

Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2011; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 77; Image: 902. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City). Description: This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1920 United States Federal Census, the Fourteenth Census of the United States. It includes all states and territories, as well as Military and Naval Forces, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Panama Canal Zone. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, mother tongue, and parents? birthplaces. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1920 Federal Census.

 

1930 ..........

1930 United States Federal Census - Raymond, Racine County, Wisconsin

Name: Frank Hunter
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1862
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: White
Home in 1930: Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Hattie Hunter
Father's Birthplace: Scotland
Mother's Birthplace: New York
Household Members:
Name Age
Frank Hunter 68
Hattie Hunter 64
Stanley Hunter 29
Florence Hunter 28
Earl Hunter 22
Alma Thompson 27

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Raymond, Racine, Wisconsin; Roll: 2608; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 44; Image: 410.0; FHL microfilm: 2342342. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Description: The 1930 Census contains records for approximately 123 million Americans. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household?s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.

 


Wallace Hunter (67), Carolina (39), Jeanette (17), Roberta (15), William (12), Doris (9), Willa (7), Kenneth (5) and Darrell (3)
Clara Hunter (60), Henry Hunter (63), Ruby (57), Dora (26), Boyd (23) and Leona (17)
See original document

 

1940 ..........

1940 United States Federal Census - Raymond, Racine County, Wisconsin

Mrs. Hattie Hunter (74), Stanley (39), Florence (38), Adolf (30), Franklin (3), Earl (32) and Edythe (24)
Mrs. Hattie Hunter (74), Stanley (39), Florence (38), Adolf (30), Franklin (3), Earl (32) and Edythe (24)
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Alvin Hunter (49), Ada (35) and Arlene (6)
See original document

 

1950 ..........

Emil and Edwin Hansen

A westbound Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul freight train struck an auto at Union Grove during the height of today's snow storm, killing one man instantly and injuring another fatally. Killed instantly was a man identified tentatively as Emil Hansen, 73, of Route 3, Box 253, Kenosha. Fatally injured was a man identified tentatively as his son, Edwin Hansen, 35, of Route 3, Box 204, Kenosha.

DIES IN HOSPITAL

The latter died in St. Luke's Hospital at 1:50 p.m. today while in surgery, approximately two hour after the accident. He had suffered severe head injuries. The elder Hansen was identified by papers and a driver's license in a wallet in the clothing. The injured man, presumably his son, was taken in the Union Grove Rescue Squad truck to St. Luke's Hospital. The Racine County ambulance had been sent but the brake line broke on the way. The automobile, demolished by impact with the train, was listed to Edwin Hansen. According to information gathered by the Sheriff's Department, the car was traveling north on Railroad St.--one block west of Main St. in Union Grove--and it was struck by the engine on the westbound freight and knocked 75 feet away into the ditch on the south side of the track. That was at 11:25 a.m.Engineer on the train was Arthur Vorpagel of Milwaukee and the conductor Frank Kluskey, also of Milwaukee. The train stopped, but latter was permitted to proceed on its way.

- from Hunter Family Tree on ancestry.com

HANSEN, EMIL
HANSEN, EDWIN

Kenosha County, Wis. (1950 wrote on clipping) Funeral services for Emil Hansen, age 73, who passed away Feb. 13 will be held Thursday, 10:30 a.m. in the Hansen Funeral Home in Kenosha. Funeral services for Edwin Hansen, age 35, who passed away Feb. 13 will be held Thursday, 2 p.m. in the Paris Lutheran Church, Kenosha County.Friends may call at the Hansen Funeral Home, 6019 7th Ave., Kenosha, Wednesday evening and until time of services on Thursday.

- from Hunter Family Tree on ancestry.com

 

1959 ..........

Martha Elizabeth Hunter

Mrs. Martha Hansen, 85, passed away Nov 5, 1959
Mrs. Martha Hansen, 85, passed away Nov 5, 1959

 

2009 ..........

Jeanette E. Jasperson

Jeanette E. Jasperson, age 93, of Birchwood, WI died Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at her home. She was born at Union Grove, WI to LeRoy and Pearl (nee, Wilson) Vyvyan on August 19, 1915 and lived in Racine County until she moved to Birchwood, WI in 1984. On July 1, 1939 she was married to Earl Jasperson who preceded her in death on June 3, 1964. She worked at the Racine, WI Post Office for 21 years and was Personnel Assistant prior to her retirement in October 1980. Mrs. Jasperson was a member of the Raymond Baptist Church at Franksville, WI for many years and at the time of her death she belonged to the Meteor Hills Bible Church at Exeland, WI.

Jeanette Jasperson is survived by 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Gordon & Martha Jasperson of Gulf Breeze, FL, Ronald & Sylvia Jasperson of Rice Lake, WI and David & Doris Jasperson of Rice Lake, WI; 5 grandchildren, Nathan & Eric Jasperson, Alyssa (Trevier) Foss, Matthew & Luke Jasperson and a great-grandson, Sam; nieces and nephews and their families. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Jasperson; parents, LeRoy and Pearl Vyvyan; and 2 sisters, Roberta Anderson and Laura Rieth.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday September 21, 2008 at the Meteor Hills Bible Church at Exeland, WI, Rev. Lawrence Hawley officiating, with interment in the McPherson Cemetery in the Town of Raymond, WI on Monday, September 22, 2008 at Noon. Friends may call for one hour prior to the Funeral Service at the Church on Sunday.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Appleyard's Home for Funerals in Rice Lake, WI.

- from Appleyard's Home for Funerals

 

James Hunter, Jr. & Amanda Hotchkiss

Raymond Township Biographical Sketches
As published in "The History of Racine and Kenosha Counties" (Chicago: 1879), pages 664-668

JAMES HUNTER, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Raymond; born in Scotland, in 1826; came to Wisconsin in 1850, and located in Raymond. Married Margaret Stubbs, in 1856. She was born in Scotland; died Dec. 5, 1858. In 1861, he married Mrs. Amanda Hotchkiss. They have five children. Mr. and Mrs. H. are members of the Congregational Church. In 1862, Mr. H. enlisted in the 1st Wis. Heavy Artillery, Co. K.; mustered out in 1864. When he came to Wisconsin, he worked out as a farm hand, since which time he has accumulated a competency, being the owner of 100 acres in Sec. 22.

William Hunter & Ann Boyd

Raymond Township Biographical Sketches
As published in "The History of Racine and Kenosha Counties" (Chicago: 1879), pages 664-668

WILLIAM HUNTER, farmer, Sec. 22; P. O. Raymond; was born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, in 1829; came to Wisconsin in 1853; married, in 1850, Miss Ann D. Boyd. They have six children living; lost two. Mr. and Mrs. Hunter are members of the Congregational Church. Mr. Hunter came to Wisconsin a poor man, but, by economy and industry, has a fine home, and one of the best-cultivated farms in the county, of eighty acres, in Sec. 22. Since his residence in Raymond, he has held the offices of Town Treasurer and Constable.

The following information is extracted from Racine, Belle City of the lakes, and Racine County, Wisconsin : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement by Fanny S. Stone, 1916:

William Hunter was engaged in farming near Franksville and is now living retired. He was born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, September 15, 1829, (ed. note: we have date of birth as August 24, 1828) a son of James and Jane (Hasty) Hunter. They were also natives of Dumfriesshire, the land of hills and heather. At an early day in the development of Racine County they established their home in Yorkville Township, becoming pioneer settlers of that region. William Hunter is the only survivor of their family of eight children. The father had forty acres of land, which he carefully and successfully cultivated. His religious faith was that of the Presbyterian Church and his political belief was in accord with the principles of the Republican Party.

In early life William Hunter began work on the railroads and when but eighteen years of age had risen to the position of foreman in connection with the Glasgow & Southwestern Railroad in Scotland. He proved his ability and fidelity, which qualities won him advancement from time to time, and on one occasion he came within a single vote of being chosen assistant superintendent of the road. He was but twenty-four years of age when he bade adieu to Friends and native land and sailed for the new world, becoming a resident of Racine County. He began work as a farm hand in this County and in 1862 removed to Raymond Township. He made arrangements to purchase a farm, although he had no capital at the time. He borrowed five hundred dollars from a man whom he did not know, but his honesty impressed itself upon all with whom he came in contact and it became a recognized fact throughout the locality that his word was as good as any bond ever solemnized by signature or seal. He started with absolutely nothing but in the course of time became the owner of one hundred and sixty acres, which he divided with his brother, and he still retains possession of the eighty-acre tract, which is rich and valuable and returns to hint a most gratifying annual income. 'When the farm came into his possession, however, the land was in poor condition and scarcely anything could be raised upon it, but he systematically began its cultivation and development and today his fields produce one hundred and fifty bushels of corn to the acre. Not only was Mr. Hunter successful in the production of crops but also won substantial profit in the raising of full blooded Durham cattle and his stock has won many ribbons at the fairs. He is an expert judge of stock and has been often called upon to act in that capacity. For a long period he carried on general agricultural pursuits but is now living retired, for he has reached the age of eighty-seven years. His rest is certainly deserved, as it is the fitting crown of a well spent life.

In 1850 Mr. Hunter was united in marriage to Miss Andica Boyd, who was born in Scotland and died in 1908 (ed note: she died January 17, 1908). They were the parents of eight children but only three are now living: James and William Wallace, both upon the home farm; and Mary, the wife of Adam Hay, a drayman of Racine.

In his political views Mr. Hunter has always been an earnest republican and has filled the offices of supervisor, and constable and Township treasurer. It. was due to his efforts that the road was opened between Raymond and Franksville. His life has ever been actuated by high and honorable principles, for he has long been a consistent member of the Congregational church, in which he served as deacon for thirty years. He has come to the evening of life respected and honored by all who know him, and he can look back over the past without regret and forward to the future without fear.

Editor's Note: William Hunter and Ann Boyd are buried in the McPherson Cemetery (across the street from the Hunter lands in Section 22). http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=43976304

Adam Hunter & Charlotte Witcher

Commemorative biographical record of prominent and representative men of Racine and Kenosha counties, Wisconsin, containing biographical sketches of business and professional men and of many early settled families - J.H Beers and Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1906
http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/WI.Commemorative

Adam Hunter, late, a substantial farmer and respected citizen of Racine county, Wis., residing on his fine farm in Section 35, Yorkville township, was born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, in August, 1830, son of James and Jean (Heasty) Hunter, natives of Scotland. His grandfather was a shepherd in Scotland, and was drowned while herding his sheep. On the maternal side, the grandfather of Adam Hunter was Andrew Heasty, a weaver, who died in Scotland at an advanced age.

James Hunter was a laborer in his native country, but on coming to America, about 1855, he purchased forty acres of land in Yorkville township, Racine Co., Wis., upon which he died in 1877, aged seventy one years (ed note 81 years). His wife passed away in 1869, in the faith of the Presbyterian Church, of which he was also a member. Of their eight children only one is now living, William.

Adam Hunter remained in his native country until about twenty years of age, and there received his schooling. He then came to America with a brother and sister, William and Mary, the latter of whom afterward became the wife of John Brice, a Scotchman. Mr. Hunter located at once in Yorkville township, and here remained until his death. After working out on farms for a time he and his father purchased forty-acre farms adjoining, and, on his father's death, Adam Hunter came into possession of his farm, located half a mile north of Union Grove. This farm he sold to purchase the tract of land upon which he was living at the time of his death, comprising eight acres (ed. note should be 80 acres) in Section 35 upon which he spent his last twenty-eight years. He died July 22, 1905.

On April 10, 1868, Mr. Hunter married Miss Charlotte Whitcher, daughter of John C. and Sarah Ann (Holden) Whitcher, and five children were born to this union: William lives at home and works the farm; Sarah Jane, who married Charles William Christensen, lives in Iowa, and had had children - Charles, Clara, Henry, John, Martha, Jane, and three who died; Martha Elizabeth lives at home; John Charles is the next in the family; Charlotte Maria who married Jacob Haney, lives west of Union Grove, and had five children living, Josephine, Frank, Edwin, Ruth and Lenora Frances, the last named born June 20, 1905.

Adam & Charlotte Hunter had 5 children:

1. William James Hunter-born May 10, 1869 in Yorkville Township; worked the family farm; never married; died Apr. 11, 1948; buried in Sylvania Cemetery.

2. Sarah Jane Hunter-born Nov. 28, 1871 in Yorkville Township;married to Charles William Christensen on Oct. 25, 1889; ; lived at Lake Mills, Iowa; had 8 children; died Jan. 15, 1944.

3. Martha Elizabeth Hunter-born Nov. 15, 1873 in Yorkville Township; buried in Sylvania Cemetery.

(PLEASE SEE INSCRIPTION BELOW)

4. John Charles Hunter-born 1875 in Yorkville Twp; never married; died as the result of a fall on Dec. 31, 1917; buried in Sylvania Cemetery.

5. Charlotte Maria Hunter-born May 7, 1879 in Yorkville Township; married to Jacob J Haney; had 7 children-Josephine(Block 1, Lot 3, ND), Frank(Block 3, Lot 10, ND), Edwin, Ruth(Blackburn), & Lenora(Frances), John, & Harold; died in Racine on Feb. 26, 1944; buried in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Kenosha Co.

INSCRIPTIONS
Emil Hansen/July 29, 1878/Feb. 13, 1950
Martha Hansen/Nov. 15, 1873/Nov. 5, 1959
*****Evelyn Hansen/infant (small stone next to Wm. Hunter)

Martha Elizabeth Hunter was born on Nov. 15, 1873 in Yorkville Township, to Adam & Charlotte Hunter. She married Emil Hansen(born July 29, 1878 in Denmark) and lived in Paris Township, Kenosha, WI. They had 2 children. Emil & his son were killed when hit by a train at Union Grove, WI on Feb. 13, 1950. Martha died in a Kenosha hospital on Nov. 5, 1959.

CHILDREN OF: Emil Hansen & Martha Elizabeth Hunter

Edwin Emil Hansen-born Feb. 14, 1913 in Paris Twp; married to Pauline Permann on June 22, 1940; died on Feb. 13, 1950; buried in Sunset Ridge Cemetery, Kenosha, WI.

Evelyn Hansen-died in infancy; buried in Sylvania Cemetery.

Mary Hunter & John Bryce

JOHN BRYCE, farmer; P.O. Union Grove; was born near Glasgow, Scotland, January, 1822; came to Wisconsin in 1847, and settled on 160 acres in town of Dover, and now, through industry, has as fine a farm as is in Dover. He married Mary HUNTER in April, 1861; she died in September, 1862. He again married, Elizabeth ORMISTON, in Chicago, in May, 1866. By first wife had one child - John, born in 1862, and is now at home with his father. By second wife, had two children - Elizabeth, born May, 1867, Gracie, born January, 1871. Mrs. Grace ORMISTON, mother of the present Mrs. BRYCE was born near Glasgow, Scotland, November, 1809; is the widow of Samuel ORMISTON; her maiden name was Grace COLEWELL; she was married in 1827; they came to Wisconsin about 1839; settled on eighty acres, and afterward bought 200 acres. He was a hard-working and frugal man, and gained means; moved to Union Grove about 1867. Died Aug. 1, 1876, leaving his widow in comfortable circumstances. - From The History of Racine and Kenosha Counties, Wisconsin, Publ. 1879 by Western Historical Company, Chicago - Under heading "Dover Township".

Editor's Note: See http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=bryce&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSst=51&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=41517455&df=all&

Agnes Hunter
(daughter of William Hunter and Ann Boyd)

RACINE BELLE CITY OF THE LAKES AND RACINE COUNTY WISCONSIN-ILLUSTRATED
VOLUME II Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement
THE S. J. CLARKE PUBLISHING COMPANY 1916

John Vyvyan, of Yorkville Township, had no capital when he began farming on his own account, but possessed enterprise and good judgment and as the years have passed has prospered. He has given land to each of his children, but still holds one hundred and sixty acres, on which he is engaged in general farming. His birth occurred in Raymond Township, this County, on the 15th of November. 1850, and he is a son of William and Matilda Vyvyan, both of whom were born in Cornwall, England. They came to America, however, in young manhood and womanhood and their marriage occurred in Yorkville Township, Racine County. The father followed the butchering business during the greater part of his life, but also was interested in farming and held title to a large tract of land. He had a wide acquaintance and was recognized as a public-spirited and valuable citizen. In politics he was a republican and his religious faith was that of the Methodist church. His demise occurred in 1901.

John Vyvyan, who is one of three children surviving of a family of six, was educated in the common schools of Raymond Township and also early became familiar with agricultural work. After farming for several years he conducted a butcher shop in Union Grove for three years, but at the end of that time, or in 1871, bought his present farm, which comprises one hundred and sixty acres, in Yorkville Township. He has erected a fine modern residence and outbuildings and has made many other improvements upon the place, which is one of the most valuable properties in the locality. The old house, in which he lived for several years after first taking up his residence upon this farm, is still standing. He also formerly owned other tracts of land, which he has given to his children. He is still actively engaged in stock raising and dairying and his well directed labor yields him a good financial return.

Mr. Vyvyan was married in 1868 to Miss Agnes Hunter, who was born in Scotland, but was brought by her parents to the United States when only three years of age. The family located in Raymond Township, and there the father, William Hunter, is still living. To Mr. and Mrs. Vyvyan were born seven children: William, Benjamin. Walter, John E. and Roy, all residents of Yorkville Township; Mary, the wife of C. Rockey, who is engaged in the cement business in Racine, and Margaret, the wife of George Christensen, a merchant of Racine. The wife and mother passed away in August. 1914, and her demise was deeply regretted not only by her family but also by her many friends.

The Republican Party has a stanch supporter in Mr. Vyvyan and he takes commendable interest in everything affecting the public welfare, although not an office seeker. He belongs to the Yorkville Methodist Episcopal Church, with which his wife is also identified, and in all relations of life has measured up to high standards of conduct. He has passed his entire life in Racine County and the fact that those who have known him intimately since boyhood are his warmest friends is proof of his genuine worth.

William Wallace Hunter
(son of William Hunter and Ann Boyd)

William Wallace Hunter has been a lifelong resident of Raymond Township. He was born on the old family homestead October 4, 1862, his parents being William and Andica (Boyd) Hunter, who are mentioned above. He is indebted to the district school system for educational privileges which were accorded him and he began life on a farm, choosing to follow the occupation to which he had been reared. He has since carried on general farming and dairying and he keeps on hand a good grade of Holstein cattle. He is now operating eighty acres and the tract is in a high state of cultivation, for he employs modern farming methods in the work of plowing, planting and harvesting.

In 1895 Mr. Hunter was united in marriage to Miss Augusta Anderson, a daughter of Nels Anderson, who was one of the early settlers from Norway. Mr. Hunter belongs to the Ancient Order of United Foresters. In politics he is a republican and has filled the office of town treasurer, but he cares little to hold office, feeling that his time and energies are fully claimed by his business duties and interests. The name of Hunter has long been associated with the agricultural development of Racine County and the work instituted by the father is being carried on by the son with continued success.

 

Monumental Inscriptions

- United Presbyterian Cemetery -

Jean Hastie Hunter (b. 1797 d. Feb 11, 1867), James McLain Hunter (b. Nov 22, 1826 d. Aug 21, 1904), Mary Hunter Bryce (b. 1834 d. Oct 1862), Margaret Stubbs Hunter (b. 1827 d. Dec 5, 1858) and Robert Hill Hunter (b. 1835 d. Sept 2, 1898) are all buried in this cemetery.

Jean Hastie

Jane, wife of James Hunter, Feb 11, 1867
Jane, wife of James Hunter, Feb 11, 1867
United Presbyterian Cemetery, Racine County, Section 5
Photo courtesy Whitney Gulbrandson

Mary Hunter

Mary Hunter 1834-1862
Mary H. Bryce 1834-1862
United Presbyterian Cemetery, Racine County
Photo courtesy Whitney G.

Robert H. Hunter

Robert H. Hunter
Robert H. Hunter

 

- Sylvania Cemetery -

SYLVANIA CEMETERY, YORKVILLE TOWNSHIP, RACINE COUNTY, WISCONSIN
compiled by: Mary Anne Falk April, 1991
- from Sylvania Cemetery, Yorkville Township, Racibe County, Wisconsin

BLOCK 4-LOT 7-ND-Adam Hunter, Owner
INSCRIPTIONS
John C. Hunter/1875-1917
William J. Hunter/May 10, 1869-Apr. 11, 1948
*****Adam Hunter/Aug. 1830-July 22, 1905 (no headstone)
*****Charlotte K. Hunter/Dec. 10, 1837 (no headstone)

Adam Hunter was born in Dumfriesshire, Scotland in 1833, to James & Jean (Heisty) Hunter. He came to America in July of 1853 with his sister and brother, William & Mary Hunter. His father & mother followed in Aug. of 1858. The Hunters located in Yorkville Twp just north of Union Grove. After his father's death in 1877 (ed. note: his father died in 1873), Adam sold the farm and moved to Section 35, Yorkville Twp, where he had 80 acres.  Adam married Charlotte Whitcher (born Dec. 10, 1837 in London, England), daughter of John C. & Sarah Ann (Holden) Whitcher, on Apr. 10, 1869 in Yorkville.  The Whitchers came to America in 1840, and also settled in Yorkville Twp. Adam & Charlotte Hunter had 5 children.  He died on July 22, 1905.  It is not known at this time when Charlotte died.

Map of Yorkville Township showing Adam Hunter's land on section 35
Map of Yorkville Township showing Adam Hunter's land on section 35
Courtesy University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

Adam Hunter and Charlotte Whitcher

Monumental Inscription, Adam Hunter and Charlotte Whitcher, Sylvania Cemetery, Racine County, Wisconsin

Monumental Inscription, Adam Hunter and Charlotte Whitcher, Sylvania Cemetery, Racine County, Wisconsin
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Hunter&GSiman=1&GScid=89342&GRid=11262247&
Photo courtesy of Theresa Williams

William James Hunter
Son of Adam Hunter and Charlotte Whitcher

Monumental Inscription, William James Hunter (son of Adam and Charlotte), Sylvania Cemetery, Racine County, Wisconsin
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Photo courtesy of Theresa Williams

CHILDREN OF:  Adam Hunter & Charlotte Whitcher
- William James Hunter-born May 10, 1869 in Yorkville Twp; worked the family farm; never married;  died Apr. 11, 1948; buried here;
- Sarah Jane Hunter-born Nov. 28, 1871 in Yorkville Twp; married to Charles William Christensen on Oct. 25, 1889; ; lived at Lake Mills,  Iowa; had 8 children; died Jan. 15, 1944;
- Martha Elizabeth Hunter-born Nov. 15, 1873 in Yorkville Twp; buried here; see account below;
- John Charles Hunter-born 1875 in Yorkville Twp; never married; died as the result of a fall on Dec. 31, 1917; buried here;
- Charlotte Maria Hunter-born May 7, 1879 in Yorkville Twp; married to Jacob J Haney; had 7 children-Josephine (Block 1, Lot 3, ND), Frank (Block 3, Lot 10, ND), Edwin, Ruth (Blackburn), & Lenora (Frances), John, & Harold; died at Racine on Feb. 26, 1944; buried in St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Kenosha Co;

INSCRIPTIONS
Emil Hansen/July 29, 1878/Feb. 13, 1950
Martha Hansen/Nov. 15, 1873/Nov. 5, 1959
*****Evelyn Hansen/infant (small stone next to Wm. Hunter)

Maria Elizabeth Hunter
Daughter of Adam Hunter and Charlotte Whitcher

Monumental Inscription, Martha Elizabeth Hunter Hansen (daughter of Adam and Charlotte), Sylvania Cemetery, Racine County, Wisconsin

Monumental Inscription, Martha Elizabeth Hunter Hansen (daughter of Adam and Charlotte), Sylvania Cemetery, Racine County, Wisconsin
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Martha Elizabeth Hunter was born on Nov. 15, 1873 in Yorkville Twp, to Adam & Charlotte Hunter.  She married Emil Hansen (born July 29, 1878 in Denmark) and lived in Paris Twp, Kenosha, WI.  They had 2 children.  Emil & his son were killed when hit by a train at Union Grove, WI on Feb. 13, 1950.  Martha died in a Kenosha hospital on Nov. 5, 1959.

CHILDREN OF:  Emil Hansen & Martha Elizabeth Hunter
- Edwin Emil Hansen-born Feb. 14, 1913 in Paris Twp; married to Pauline Permann on June 22, 1940; died on Feb. 13, 1950;  buried in Sunset Ridge Cemetery, Kenosha, WI;
- Evelyn Hansen-died in infancy; buried here;

- McPherson Cemetery -

William Hunter & Ann Boyd

William Hunter

William Hunter
Born Sept 1828, Died Dec 1917
.... Boyd, wife of William Hunter
Born June 1830 Died Jan 17, 1896
McPherson Cemetery, Racine County, Wisconsin
Photo courtesy Marilyn (Matten) Schroeder

 

James Boyd Hunter
Son of William Hunter and Ann Boyd

James B. Hunter

James B. Hunter
Son of William and Ann Hunter
Feb 3, 1856
Dec 23, 1919
McPherson Cemetery, Racine County, Wisconsin
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William Wallace Hunter
Son of William Hunter and Ann Boyd

Wallace W. Hunter, 1862 - 1938

Father
Wallace W. Hunter, 1862 - 1938
McPherson Cemetery, Racine County, Wisconsin
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Carrie Hanson
Wife of William Wallace Hunter

Mother
Carrie Hunter, 1888 - 1964
McPherson Cemetery, Racine County, Wisconsin
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Robert Bruce Hunter
Son of William Hunter and Ann Boyd

Robert Bruce Hunter

Robert Bruce Hunter
Born April 23, 1867, Died April 25, 1914
McPherson Cemetery, Racine County, Wisconsin
Photo courtesy Laura Matten-Johnson

 

Frank Hunter
Son of James Hunter, Jr. and Amanda Hotchkiss

Frank Hunter

Frank Hunter
Born January 6, 1862, Died Sept 1933
Hattie Hunter
Born April 1855 Died 1952
McPherson Cemetery, Racine County, Wisconsin
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Myron E. Hunter
Son of James Hunter, Jr. and Amanda Hotchkiss

Myron E. Hunter, 1872 - 1942

Myron E. Hunter, 1872 - 1942
McPherson Cemetery, Racine County, Wisconsin
Photo courtesy Marilyn (Matten) Schroeder

 

Clara E. Hunter
Daughter of
James Hunter, Jr. and Amanda Hotchkiss

Clara E. Hunter, 1870 - 1952

Clara E. Hunter, 1870 - 1952
McPherson Cemetery, Racine County, Wisconsin
Photo courtesy Marilyn (Matten) Schroeder

 

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