Tanner, John[1]

Male 1802 - 1873  (70 years)


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  • Name Tanner, John  
    Born 14 Dec 1802  Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Birthplace and his parents names were given in the record of his marriage to Theodia Hooper Keene. John's birthplace was incorrectly given as Otsego, New York in William Tanner of South Kingston . . . by Rev. G.C. Tanner. [2]
    • Birth year given as 1802 on page 410 and 1803 on page 424 of G.C. Tanner's book. His age was given as 47 in the 1850 Minnesota Territorial Census (thus birth year 1803) and 69 (birth year 1801) in the 1870 US Census.
    Gender Male 
    Land 1828  Milford, Otsego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Two deeds showed that John obtained rights to the surplus water output of Browns Spring in Milford.
    First, on 27 Mar 1828 John and Clark R. Baker bought from Eliakim R. Ford and wife Harriet for $600 1 acre and 64 rods of land along with the durable privilege of using the excess water of Brown's spring. Deed recorded 31 Mar 1828.
    (Link to image of deed on familysearch.org)
    Second, on 10 Nov 1828 John bought Clark Baker's one-half undivided share in the property and the water rights for $75. Deed recorded 20 Dec 1828.
    (Link to image of deed on familysearch.org)  
    Residence 1830  Milford, Otsego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Household: (Free White Persons)
    Males - 20 thru 29: 1 [John]
    Females - Under 5: 1 [Caroline]
    Females - 10 thru 14: 1 ?
    Females - 20 thru 29: 2 [Catherine and ?]
    No others 
    Politics 1 Mar 1831  Oneonta, Otsego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    John was on the list of voters for the first town meeting after the Town of Oneonta was formed.  
    Residence 1840  Oneonta, Otsego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Household: (Free white persons)
    Males - Under 5: 1 [James]
    Males - 5 thru 9: 1 [Ulysses]
    Males - 30 thru 39: 1 [John]
    Females - 5 thru 9: 2 [Sarah, Euphemia]
    Females - 10 thru 14: 1 [Caroline]
    Females - 30 thru 39: 2 [Catherine and ?]
    No others 
    Relocation 1844  Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Moved to Freeport, Illinois 
    Relocation 1848  Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Moved to Stillwater, St. Croix County (now Washington County) and then to St. Paul. The 1848 date is supported by his son Alfred's 1900 membership in the Minnesota Territorial Pioneers which said that he came to Minnesota in 1848. G.C. Tanner's book says that John moved to Freeport, Illinois in 1844 and lived there for four years which is consistent with an 1848 move to Minnesota. John's household in the 1849 Minnesota Territorial Census included 4 males and 2 females [consistent with John, Ulysses, James, Alfred, Catherine, Euphemia].
     
    Land 2 Apr 1849  Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    John obtained a Federal land patent for 40 acres in St. Croix County (now Washington County, Minnesota). Description: SE 1/4 of SE 1/4 of section 29 in township 30N of range 20W. See map below for location. A family story is that Tanner's Lake in Washington County is named for John. But this is questionable,as the location of his land is not near Tanner's Lake.  
    Residence 1850  St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    In the 1850 Minnesota US Census for St. Paul, Minnesota Territory, John (age 47) is listed with Catherine (44), Josephine (Euphemia, 16) James (14) and Alfred (10).  
    Land 27 Apr 1869  Sparta, Monroe, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    John bought 7 acres of land from Thomas and Elizabeth Tanner for $140. Deed recorded 29 Aug 1870. ". . . a piece of land 80 rods long North & South and fourteen rods wide east & west being the west 7 acres of the east half of the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section 17 (17) Township seventeen (17) North of Range four (4) west . . . The said Thomas Tanner reserves the privilege of crossing and recrossing the south end of said land where the lane now is."  
    Residence 1870  Sparta, Monroe, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    In 1870 John (age 69) was living in the same household as Thomas Tanner (71), Betsy Tanner (age 54), Dinsmore Morgan (22), Mahala Morgan (26), Hattie Morgan (2/12)(US Census). Living in the next household listed was James E. Tanner (age 32, b New York), Ann Tanner (24), Vernie A (3), Clifford R. (1). Thomas was undoubtedly John's uncle born 21 Apr 1799. He had a son James Eugene (b 22 Jan 1838) and a daughter Mahalah (birth date unknown) as described in Tanner book p 411. Thomas also had a sister named Mahala. John was not living with Thomas Tanner in 1860.  
    Died 29 Jun 1873  Herseyville, Monroe, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 14
    Buried Leon Cemetery, Leon, Monroe, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • L.F. Martin wrote about John: "He came to St. Paul, Minn. where he established a home at what is now known as seven corners."
      John left his family sometime after 1850. Where he went is unclear, but he may have gone to Freeport, Illinois, where he had lived previously and his daughter Caroline was living. The only evidence for this idea found to date is John's name in a list of letters held at the Rockford, Illinois post office on 1 Jun 1856. Eventually he moved to Wisconsin and remarried.

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    Person ID I128  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2017 

    Father Tanner, Nathan Jr.,   b. 17 Apr 1781,   d. 10 Oct 1856  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Lloyd, Susanna,   b. 23 Oct 1778,   d. 13 Jun 1851  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1800 
    Family ID F46  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Willse, Catherine Elizabeth,   b. 22 Aug 1806, Otsego , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1888, Little Falls, Morrison, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 24 Jun 1828  Otsego , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Marriage place is assumed not documented.
    Separated circa 1855  St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Tanner, Caroline,   b. 7 Jan 1830, Otsego , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1904, Orangeville, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +2. Tanner, Sarah Augusta,   b. 2 Dec 1830, Otsego , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1852, San Francisco Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    +3. Tanner, Ulysses,   b. 2 Aug 1832, Otsego , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1914, Hennepin, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +4. Tanner, Euphemia,   b. 15 Jun 1834, Otsego , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1910, Washington County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +5. Tanner, James Wilsie,   b. 2 Oct 1836, Oneonta, Otsego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1921, Bakersfield, Kern, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +6. Tanner, Alfred,   b. 23 Aug 1840, Otsego , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1912  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F45  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Hooper, Theodia,   b. Abt 1815, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882, Monroe County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1870  Herseyville, Monroe, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    • Married by J. M. Carmichael, minister.
    Children 
     1. Tanner, Minnie,   b. 1860,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2011 
    Family ID F182  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Dec 1802 - Petersburgh, Rensselaer, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Two deeds showed that John obtained rights to the surplus water output of Browns Spring in Milford. First, on 27 Mar 1828 John and Clark R. Baker bought from Eliakim R. Ford and wife Harriet for $600 1 acre and 64 rods of land along with the durable privilege of using the excess water of Brown's spring. Deed recorded 31 Mar 1828. (Link to image of deed on familysearch.org) Second, on 10 Nov 1828 John bought Clark Baker's one-half undivided share in the property and the water rights for $75. Deed recorded 20 Dec 1828. (Link to image of deed on familysearch.org) - 1828 - Milford, Otsego, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Jun 1828 - Otsego , New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Household: (Free White Persons) Males - 20 thru 29: 1 [John] Females - Under 5: 1 [Caroline] Females - 10 thru 14: 1 ? Females - 20 thru 29: 2 [Catherine and ?] No others - 1830 - Milford, Otsego, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPolitics - John was on the list of voters for the first town meeting after the Town of Oneonta was formed. - 1 Mar 1831 - Oneonta, Otsego, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Household: (Free white persons) Males - Under 5: 1 [James] Males - 5 thru 9: 1 [Ulysses] Males - 30 thru 39: 1 [John] Females - 5 thru 9: 2 [Sarah, Euphemia] Females - 10 thru 14: 1 [Caroline] Females - 30 thru 39: 2 [Catherine and ?] No others - 1840 - Oneonta, Otsego, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRelocation - Moved to Freeport, Illinois - 1844 - Freeport, Stephenson, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - In the 1850 Minnesota US Census for St. Paul, Minnesota Territory, John (age 47) is listed with Catherine (44), Josephine (Euphemia, 16) James (14) and Alfred (10). - 1850 - St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSeparated - circa 1855 - St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - John bought 7 acres of land from Thomas and Elizabeth Tanner for $140. Deed recorded 29 Aug 1870. ". . . a piece of land 80 rods long North & South and fourteen rods wide east & west being the west 7 acres of the east half of the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section 17 (17) Township seventeen (17) North of Range four (4) west . . . The said Thomas Tanner reserves the privilege of crossing and recrossing the south end of said land where the lane now is." - 27 Apr 1869 - Sparta, Monroe, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - In 1870 John (age 69) was living in the same household as Thomas Tanner (71), Betsy Tanner (age 54), Dinsmore Morgan (22), Mahala Morgan (26), Hattie Morgan (2/12)(US Census). Living in the next household listed was James E. Tanner (age 32, b New York), Ann Tanner (24), Vernie A (3), Clifford R. (1). Thomas was undoubtedly John's uncle born 21 Apr 1799. He had a son James Eugene (b 22 Jan 1838) and a daughter Mahalah (birth date unknown) as described in Tanner book p 411. Thomas also had a sister named Mahala. John was not living with Thomas Tanner in 1860. - 1870 - Sparta, Monroe, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Nov 1870 - Herseyville, Monroe, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jun 1873 - Herseyville, Monroe, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Leon Cemetery, Leon, Monroe, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Tanner, John
    John Tanner
    Lottie Lee Martin wrote on the back "I think this is our grandfather John Tanner. "

    Documents
    Tanner, John: 1870 US Census for Sparta, Monroe, Wisconsin
    Tanner, John: 1870 US Census for Sparta, Monroe, Wisconsin
    John Tanner was listed in the household of Thomas Tanner.
    Location of John Tanner's Land Patent in Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota
    Location of John Tanner's Land Patent in Stillwater, Washington, Minnesota
    Red square is location of John Tanner's land.
    Original map from the Digitized State of Minnesota Plat Book -- 1916
    John R. Borchert Map Library, University of Minnesota
    http://geo.lib.umn.edu/collections/digitizedplatbooks/stateofmn1916.html
    Marriage Record for John Tanner and Mrs. Theodia Hooper Keene
    Marriage Record for John Tanner and Mrs. Theodia Hooper Keene
    Record of John Tanner's second marriage documents his birthplace (Petersburgh, New York) and parent's names (Nathan Tanner and Susan Tanner). Record from Monroe County, Wisconsin, Book 2, p. 24.
    Tanner, John: 1849 Minnesota Territorial Census for Stillwater, St. Croix (now Washington) County.
    Tanner, John: 1849 Minnesota Territorial Census for Stillwater, St. Croix (now Washington) County.
    John's name is marked with a red asterisk. His family comprised 4 males (John, Ulysses, James, Alfred) and 2 females (Catherine, Euphemia). Census date: 11 Jun 1849.

    Headstones
    Tanner, John
    Tanner, John
    The gravestone was broken, laying face down and partially buried. John's name was legible but the remainder of the inscription was missing. Left it leaning against the stub of the stone.
    Tanner and Keene Gravestones
    Tanner and Keene Gravestones
    L. to R. John Tanner, Theodia Hooper Keene Tanner, E. J. Keene

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] William Tanner , Sr. of South Kingstown, Rhode Island and His Descendants, Rev George C. Tanner, D.D., (published by the author, 1910, Faribault, MN), pp. 424 - 425.

    2. [S156] Marriage Record, Monroe, Wisconsin Vol 2, p. 24, John Tanner and Theodia Hooper Keene.

    3. [S164] Deed, Otsego County, New York, Book NN, p. 265.

    4. [S164] Deed, Otsego County, New York, Book 00, p. 216.

    5. [S133] 1830 US Census, National Archives and Records Administration, (ancestry.com), Milford, Otsego, New York; Page: 246; NARA Series: M19; Roll Number: 102; Family History Film: 0017162.

    6. [S117] History of Oneonta, Dudley M. Campbell, (G. W. Fairchild & Co. 1906, Oneonta, New York), p. 84.

    7. [S134] 1840 US Census, National Archives and Records Administration, (ancestry.com), Oneonta, Otsego, New York; Roll: 328; Page: 126; Image: 255; Family History Library Film: 0017203.

    8. [S51] Federal Land Patent or Warrant, (U.S. Federal Bureau of Land Management web site http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/).

    9. [S45] 1849 Minnesota Territorial Census, Stillwater, St. Croix, Minnesota.

    10. [S51] Federal Land Patent or Warrant, (U.S. Federal Bureau of Land Management web site http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/), Acc serial # MN2090_.085 , Land Office Falls St. Croix, Document Nr. 73.

    11. [S94] 1850 Minnesota Territorial Census, Ramsey, St. Paul.

    12. [S164] Deed, Register of Deeds, Monroe County, Wisconsin, Book 24 p. 485.

    13. [S60] 1870 US Census, Sparta, Monroe, Wisconsin p. 14.

    14. [S34] L. Frederick Martin's family records, L. Frederick Martin, MartinGenealogyLFM.pdf, p. 5.

    15. [S29] L. Frederick Martin's papers, p. 5.

    16. [S60] 1870 US Census, Sparta, Monroe, Wisconsin, p. 14.

    17. [S60] 1870 US Census, Sparta, Monroe, Wisconsin, p. 15.

    18. [S69] 1860 US Census, Leon, Monroe, Wisconsin, p 65, line 17.

    19. [S54] The Democrat (Newspaper) Rockford, Illinois, 8 Jun 1856.

    20. [S156] Marriage Record, Monroe, Wisconsin Vol 2, p. 24, John Tanner and Theodia Keene.
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