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CHAPTER 12 -- Peter Loop, Jr.

Peter LOOP, Jr., [Peter(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)], was the second child of Peter LOOP and Cousia SPRINGER. His date of birth or christening is unknown. It is erroneously listed in several sources as May 19, 1755, in Germantown, NY, but this is the date and place of christening of Peter Cooper, son of Martin Cooper and Elizabeth Loop. The Germantown records contain no christening record for Peter Loop, Jr. Peter Loop, Jr., probably served in the American Revolution, though it isn't, at this time, possible to determine which military records go with which of the three or four eligible Peter Loop's in New York during the war. There is a Peter Loop, Jr., enlisting as a private in Blatner's Company of Van den Burgh's Regiment in Albany County in 1778. There is a Peter Loop, Jr., in Willet's Levies enlisting 1782 and appointed the same day as a Lieutenant. This is always assumed to have been the father Peter, not the son Peter, Jr., but why was he listed then as Peter Loop, Jr.? There is also a Peter Loop, Jr., listed as an enlisted man in the 5th Regiment in Dutchess County, NY. Whether Peter Loop, Jr., served in that war or not, after the war he served as a commissioner in the Susquehanna Company, and in that capacity was referred to as Capt. Peter Loop, Jr. April 20, 1790, he married Sarah BIRNEY, daughter of Henry BIRNEY and Rachel SHEARS, possibly in Standing Stone, Wyoming County, New York. She was born January 1, 1773, in Wysox, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He died in Bath, Steuben County, New York, in January, 1825. Within a few years of his death most of the rest of the family, along with his widow, removed to Belvidere in Boone County, Illinois. She died there September 24, probably 1846. The children of Peter LOOP, Jr., and Sarah BIRNEY were:

+          1.  Peter P. LOOP, b. December 8, 1796, in Elmira, Chemung County, NY, m. February 8, 1820, Eliza Irene ROSS. He d. November 3, 1854, in Belvidere, Boone County, IL.

+          2.  John LOOP, was a involved in lumber and mercantile business in Addison, Steuben County, NY, in 1833, when he mysteriously disappeared. There was a John Loop, born in NY, aged 58, in the 1850 census of Bowie County, TX, who could conceivably be him.

+          3.  Hannah LOOP, b. January 19, 1796 or 1798, in Elmira, Chemung County, NY, m. 1819, John Knapp TOWNER from Avoca, Steuben County, NY. He was b. in 1797 in Avoca, Steuben County, NY. They came to Belvidere in 1835. There he owned "Big Thunder Hotel. He d. October 11, 1861, in Belvidere, Boone County, IL. She d. there December 14 or 18, 1887. Both are buried in Belvidere Cemetery. They had children:

a.   John Loop TOWNER, b. August 20, 1820, in Avoca, Steuben County, NY. He was a Unitarian Minister. He m. Keziah B. BROWNELL. He d. December 19, 1898, in Corning, Adams County IA. He is buried there in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

b.   Almira M. TOWNER, never married.

c.   Eliza J. TOWNER, b. in 1824. She m. the Rev. Martin G. DEAN, September 9, 1860, in Belvidere. She d. October 9, 1873, in Belvidere, Boone County, IL, and is buried there in Belvidere Cemetery.

d.   Hiram G. TOWNER, b. 1825, in NY. He d. April 28, 1894, in Belvidere, Boone County, IL, and is buried there in Belvidere Cemetery.

e.   Emily TOWNER, m. John JACKSON.

f.   Francis A. "Frank". TOWNER, m. Jane Eliza LEACH. He d. in Custer County, SD.

g.   Sophia M. TOWNER.

h.   Charles M. TOWNER b. 1833 in Boone County, IL, d. September, 1842, Belvidere, Boone County, IL, and is buried there in Belvidere, IL.

i.  David M. TOWNER, 1834, in Avoca, Steuben County, NY. He m. Louisa N. FAULKNER, January 29, 1857, in Boone County, IL. David was a dentist in Chicago for twenty years. He d. July 29, 1896, in Chicago, Cook County, IL. He is buried in Belvidere Cemetery, Belvidere, Boone County, IL.

+          4.  Henry LOOP, b. May 11, 1799, in Elmira, Chemung County, NY, m. October 15, 1823, Minerva CALKINS in Cohocton, Steuben County, NY. He d. May 27, 1877, in Belvidere, Boone County, NY.

+          5.  Rebecca LOOP (a twin?), b. about 1801. She went with her sister Hannah to IL. She taught school 1836 to 1837 in Kishwaukee River, Boone County, IL. She m. June 19, 1844, Philo CURTIS.

+          6.  Murray LOOP (a twin?), m. Mary Ann ARNOT in Elmira, Chemung County, NY. He d. in 1848, possibly of wounds received at the Battle of Mexico City.

+          7.  Rachel LOOP.

+          8.  Zerniah LOOP.

+          9.  Joseph Miller LOOP (a twin?) b. 1811, in Elmira, Chemung County, NY, m. Jane M. GARDNER. He probably d. in Port Sanilac, Sanilac County, MI.

+        10.  Sarah M. LOOP (a twin?) b. 1811, in Steuben County, NY (?), m. December 28, 1834, Avery Smith LEE in Avoca, Steuben County, NY.

+        11.  James Lawrence. LOOP, b. May 1815, in Bath, Steuben County, NY, m. August 6, 1835, Permelia STEVENS in Almond, Allegany County, NY. He d. February 8, 1865, in Rockford, Winnebago County, IL, but is buried in Belvidere, Boone County, IL.

Peter P. LOOP [Peter Jr.(6), Peter(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)], the first child of Peter LOOP, Jr., and Sarah BIRNEY was born December 8, 1793, in Elmira, Chemung County, New York. He married February 8, 1820, Eliza Irene ROSS in Owego, Tioga County, New York. She was born August 25, 1799, in Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of William ROSS and Elizabeth STERLING. Peter P. LOOP was a businessman. He was the first teller of the Chemung Canal Bank of Elmira. They moved with the rest of the family, after 1833, to Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois. He died there November 3, 1854. His widow died February 22, 1892, in Rochester, Monroe County, New York, and is buried there in Mt. Hope Cemetery. The children of Peter P. LOOP and Eliza Irene ROSS were:

+        1.  William Ross LOOP, b. November 13, 1821, in Elmira, Chemung County, NY. He served in the Mexican War as a private in Co B, 2nd Regiment, Missouri Mounted Riflemen. He went to California during the gold rush where he is censused in Weaverville, El Dorado County, in 1850. He also fought in the Civil War, where he was wounded at Bethesda Church and crippled for life at the Battle of the Wilderness. He died in an elevator accident, November 13, 1886, in Rochester, Monroe County, NY. He never married. He is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, NY.

+        2.  John Miller (D.J.M.) LOOP (twin), b. February 11, 1823, in Elmira, Chemung County, NY, m. Lydia Richmond PEABODY. He d. May 17, 1906, in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, PA.

+        3.  Edward Sterling LOOP (twin), b. February 11, 1823, in Elmira, Chemung County, NY, m. (1) December 28, 1852, Cornelia Burton FRENCH. She was born May 31, 1831 and d. June 25, 1856. He m. (2) Harriet LANDER. He d. October 26, 1906, in Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, PA.

+        4.  Dewitt Clinton LOOP, b. August 31, 1826, Elmira, Chemung, NY, m. Louisa GRIFFEN. She was b. abt. 1823. He was a clergyman in Baltimore, MD. She d. February 7, 1895. He d. April 21, 1908, in Baltimore, MD. They are buried together in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, NY. They had no children.

+        5.  Sarah Eliza LOOP, b. September 30, 1834, in Horseheads, Chemung County, NY, m. September 30, 1858, Sidney Breese ROBY. He was b. June 2, 1830, in Albany, Albany County, NY, and d. May 28, 1897. She d. March 13, 1918, in Rochester, Monroe County, NY. They are both buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester.

John LOOP [Peter Jr.(6), Peter(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)], perhaps the second child of Peter LOOP, Jr., and Sarah BIRNEY was involved in lumber and mercantile business in Addison, Steuben County, New York in 1833 when he mysteriously disappeared. Here is what the History of Steuben County, New York, 1879, in the section on the town of Addison, says of the incident:

In the spring of 1833 John Loop went down the river with lumber, and left his brother, Peter P. Loop, who was a man of dissipated habits, in charge of his interests at Addison. On his return he found matters in a very unsatisfactory state, which troubled him exceedingly. He went to what is now Erwin Centre, to see to some lumbering interests there, and from there went up the Clendenny Creek some three miles to a saw-mill. This was about 5 o'clock P.M., and it was the last that was ever seen of him in this part of the country. A crowd of men turned out and made diligent search for him so long as there was any hope of his discovery; but at last it was given up as fruitless, and the supposition became current that some ruffian had murdered him to obtain possession of the money he had upon his person. A story was told several years after that someone from this section, who had previously known Loop, saw him on the Mississippi River somewhere above New Orleans, and that, in an interview, he explained to the narrator the cause of his sudden disappearance, saying he found himself in Pittsburgh, destitute and almost naked, and being ashamed to meet his old friends, had resolved never to return to Addison. Whether there is any truth in this story or not, it is certain that Loop was very sensitive as to his honor, and possesses in a very high degree the respect and confidence of his fellow-citizens. He was supervisor of the town, and the records made by him while town clerk show a very careful and elegant handwriting.

There was a John Loop, born in New York, aged 58, in the 1850 census of Bowie County, TX, who could conceivably be him.

Henry LOOP [Peter Jr.(6), Peter(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)], the fourth child of Peter LOOP, Jr., and Sarah BIRNEY was born May 11, 1799, in Elmira, Chemung County, New York. He married October 15, 1823, Minerva CALKINS in Cohocton, Steuben County, New York. She was born May 7, 1801, in Sharon, Litchfield County, Connecticut. They moved from Steuben County, New York to Boone County, Illinois about 1838, and lived on the South Prairie, about two miles west of the town of Belvidere. He later operated a store, Henry Loop & Sons, in Belvidere at the corner of State and Mechanic Streets. He died May 27, 1877, in Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois. He is buried in Belvidere Cemetery. She died there September 26, 1884. The children of Henry LOOP and Minerva CALKINS were:

+        1.  Julia A. LOOP, b. about 1826, in Steuben County, NY, m. April 16, 1848, George W. HYLER, in Boone County, IL. In the 1850 census of Belvidere he is listed as a clothier, b. about 1823 in NY, living with her parents. Before 1876, they apparently moved to Hopkinton, Delaware County, IA. They had six children. She d. November 8, 1890, and is buried in the cemetery in Hopkinton, Delaware County, IA. They had children:

a.    Julia M. HYLER, b. November 8, 1860, in Missouri who m. April 27, 1883, John D. MARTIN.

b.    Sarah Loop HYLER, b. about August 27,1864 (calculated), d. July 20, 1876, of drowning. She is buried in the cemetery in Hopkinton, Delaware County, IA.

+        2.  George W. (or B.) LOOP, b. in 1827, in Steuben County, NY. In 1850 he was censused with J. TOWNER. George B. LOOP m. Helen J. MAY. She was b. in 1832, the daughter of Harvey D. MAY (1804 - 1865) and his wife Elizabeth (1815 - 1855). She d. August 15, 1853. He d. July 21, 1854. Both are buried in Belvidere Cemetery, Belvidere, Boone County, IL.

+        3.  Edgar S. LOOP. This son is speculative. There is an Edgar S. LOOP buried near Henry and Minerva, b. about 1829, who enlisted from Belvidere in the Mexican War on June 4, 1847, aged 18, and was mustered out at Alton, IL, July 24, 1848. He d. November 28, 1848, and is buried in Belvidere Cemetery. This Edgar S. Loop may be a son of Peter P. Loop instead of Henry Loop.

+        4.  Sarah B. LOOP, b. about 1833, in NY, m. May 2, 1858, William D. SMALL.

+        5.  Charles B. LOOP, b. October 12, 1835, in Steuben County, NY, m. November 30, 1859, Maria J. PIERCE. She was from Washington, Washington County, NY.

+        6. Mary Caroline LOOP, b. November 2, 1842, probably in Belvidere, Boone County, IL, m. John HANNAH. She d. December 29, 1887.

Murray LOOP [Peter Jr.(6), Peter(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)], was the sixth child of Peter LOOP, Jr., and Sarah BIRNEY and was possibly the twin of Rebecca LOOP. He married Mary Ann ARNOT in Elmira, Chemung County, New York. She was born in Scotland. He was a merchant. They moved their family to Oakland County, Michigan. She died there in 1837. He took his children back to Bath, Steuben County, NY, and left them their while he was in California between 1837 and 1840. He returned and moved his family to Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois, with his brothers and sisters and their families. He enlisted in Company E of the 2nd Illinois Volunteers on July 9, 1847, born in New York State, aged thirty-eight years, five feet eleven inches tall, light complexion, light eyes, light hair and by occupation a farmer. He was discharged at Jalapa, Mexico, December 19, 1847, because of diarrhea and general debility. He is listed in "Known Military Dead During the Mexican War" as having died February 17, 1848, (after the end of the war). Others are listed as "killed" whereas he is listed as "died", perhaps meaning that he died of disease acquired during the war. The children of Murray LOOP and Mary Ann ARNOT were:

+        1.  Harriet Tuttle LOOP, b. March 11, 1831, in Painted Post, Chemung County, NY, m. March 11, 1852, John Jay BARBOUR in Novi, Oakland County, MI. She d. January 26, 1896, in Coleman, Moody County, SD.

+        2.  Theodore Murray LOOP, b. June 10, 1832, in Bath, Steuben County, NY, m. March 15, 1869, Ella Perry MONROE in Vallejo, Solano County, CA. He d. 1907 in CA and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA.

+        3.  Emily Elizabeth LOOP.

Joseph Miller LOOP [Peter Jr.(6), Peter(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)], the first child of Peter LOOP, Jr., and Sarah BIRNEY and the twin of Sarah M. LOOP, was born 1811, in Elmira, Chemung County, New York. He was a store clerk, probably in Elmira until 1833, when he went to New Orleans, LA (1834), thence to Wisconsin (1836), to Illinois (1843) and then to Oakland County, Michigan (1846). He married Jane M. GARDNER of Hancock, Berkshire County, Massachusetts. In 1852 they moved to Port Sanilac, Sanilac County, MI, where they built a cabin and were among the first non-Indian settlers. He graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1855. He was a physician in Port Sanilac for the rest of his life. In 1872 they built the Loop-Harrison mansion, which now serves as the Sanilac Historical Museum. He died in 1903, probably in Sanilac County. He is buried in the cemetery in Port Sanilac, Michigan.

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The children of Dr. Joseph Miller LOOP and Jane GARDNER were:

+        1.  Ada Estella LOOP, b. 1854, m. November 22, 1882, Rev. Julius F. HARRISON, in Sanilac County, MI. He was b. in Tuscola, Tuscola County, MI. They had two sons:

a.    Stanley Gardner HARRISON, b. 1884. He was a sea captain, world traveler, naturalist, and farmer. He served in the U. S. Navy during WWI. In 1964 he deeded the Loop-Harrison mansion to the Sanilac County Historical Society. He kept private quarters in the mansion, supervising the gardens, until his death January, 1977.

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Dr. Frederick HARRISON, b. 1886. He was a physician. In 1979 he was retired and living in Connellsville, Fayette County, PA.

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James Lawrence LOOP [Peter Jr.(6), Peter(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)], the eleventh child of Peter LOOP, Jr., and Sarah BIRNEY was born August 22, 1815, in Bath, Steuben County, New York. He married August 6, 1835, Permelia S. STEVENS in Almond, Allegany County, New York. She was born May 16, 1817, in Almond, Allegany County, New York, the daughter of George Stevens (1790 - 1867) and Lucy Corey Stevens (1795 - 1857). He was prosecuting attorney for the Northern District of Illinois in 1843 through 1845. From 1846 to 1850, he was Secretary of the Illinois and Michigan Canal which office he resigned. In 1852. He moved to Rockford, Illinois, where he practiced law until his death. He was Mayor of Rockford for one term 1856 to 1857. He went to Memphis in 1862 and transacted business there until April of 1864, when his failing health compelled him to return to Rockford. He died February 8, 1865, in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, but is buried in Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois. His widow died Sep. 11, 1878, in Belvidere, Boone County, IL. They are both buried in Belvidere Cemetery. The children of James L. LOOP and Permelia S. STEVENS were:

+        1.  Matthew M. LOOP, b. about 1840 in Illinois, d. between 1876 and 1878. He served in the Civil War in Co D, 11th Illinois Infantry. He applied for a invalid's pension in 1876, and had apparently died by March 2, 1878, as that is when his mother filed for her pension based on his service. This probably also means he did not marry, or else that his wife pre-deceased him.

+        2.  Franklin LOOP, b. about 1846 in IL, d. young before 1860.

+        3.  Elizabeth LOOP, b. about 1849 in IL, d. after 1860.

John Miller (D.J.M.) LOOP [Peter P.(7), Peter Jr.(6), Peter(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)], the second child of Peter P. LOOP and Eliza Irene ROSS (and twin brother of Edward Sterling LOOP) was born February 11, 1823, in Elmira, Chemung County, New York. He married Lydia (nee RICHMOND) PEABODY. She was born in 1817 in New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, the daughter of Truman RICHMOND. John Miller Loop died of a stroke at his home on South River Street in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, on May 17, 1906. He left an invalid wife. She d. in 1907, and is buried in She died November 13, 1892, and is buried in Riverside Cemetery, Appleton, Outagamie County, WI, next to George Frederick PEABODY (1845 - 1909), who may be her son by her first marriage.  According to John Miller LOOP's obituary:

"... he was popularly known as D. J. M. Loop, although the first initial was not part of his name - was born in Elmira, N.Y., in 1823. He was educated at the old Wilkes-Barre Academy and graduated from Dickinson College in 1844. After reading law with an Elmira preceptor he removed to Illinois and practiced his profession in that State for some months. In 1849 he removed to Fort Winnebago, Wisconsin, and in a few months was elected the first district attorney of Columbia County. He was also admitted to the Supreme Court of Wisconsin. In 1864 he came back to Pennsylvania and practiced his profession in Hazleton and Wilkes-Barre, as well as in Lancaster County. In 1870 he again went West, this time to Missouri. He located in Newton County and later went to Joplin, Jasper County, at which place he was elected judge. In 1879 he went to Kansas, in 1880 to Waverly, N.Y., and in 1882 he returned again to Pennsylvania and practiced in Nanticoke and in Wilkes-Barre."

John Miller (D.J.M.) LOOP and Lydia RICHMOND had at least one child:

+        1.  Peter P. LOOP, d. 1886, Nanticoke, Luzerne County, PA.

Edward Sterling LOOP [Peter P.(7), Peter Jr.(6), Peter(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)], the third child of Peter P. LOOP and Eliza Irene ROSS (and twin brother of John Miller LOOP) was born February 11, 1823, in Elmira, Chemung County, New York. He was a clerk for Warner Loop & Co., in New York City from 1844 until 1852 with the exception of one year about 1849 which he spent in St. Louis with his brother William R. LOOP. When his brother departed for California in 1850, Edward returned to New York City. In 1852 he came to Wilkes-Barre where he married his first wife, Cornelia Burton FRENCH, on December 28, 1852. She was the daughter of Samuel FRENCH and Lydia WADHORNS of Plymouth, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. She was born May 31, 1831. She died in Wilkes-Barre, June 25, 1856, probably in childbirth. He then married Harriet A. LANDER on July 1, 1858. She was born in New York City, the daughter of T. D. LANDER. In Wilkes-Barre Edward Sterling LOOP was a bank teller. He died October 26, 1906, in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The children of Edward Sterling LOOP and Cornelia Burton FRENCH were:

+        1. Ruth Estelle LOOP, christened December 3, 1854, in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, PA, m. Major Charles F. LARRABEE of Washington DC. She d. about 1940 in Washington DC. They had a son Sterling Loop LARRABEE, b. September 24, 1889.

+        2. Sterling Ross LOOP, christened July 14, 1856, in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, PA, after his mother's death.

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Sarah Eliza LOOP [Peter P.(7), Peter Jr.(6), Peter(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)], the fifth child of Peter P. LOOP and Eliza Irene ROSS was born September 30, 1834, in Horseheads, Chemung County, New York. She married September 30, 1858, Sidney Breese ROBY. He was born June 2, 1830, in Albany, Albany County, New York, and died May 28, 1897. She died March 13, 1918, in Rochester, Monroe County, New York. They are both buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester. [See her photo with brother Edward Sterling Loop, and her portrait under Henry Augustus Loop]. The children of Sidney Breese ROBY and Sarah Eliza LOOP were:

+        1.  Margaret Breese ROBY, b. October 30, 1864, at Rochester, Monroe County, NY, m. 1885, Wendell Joseph CURTIS, in Rochester, Monroe County, NY. He was b. in Rochester, Monroe County, NY, son of Joseph CURTIS and Mary FISH. She d. there July 4, 1924. He m. (2) Lucy, surname unknown. He d. about 1950, in Rochester, Monroe County, NY. They had children:

a.    Wendell Joseph CURTIS, Jr., b. August 27, 1886, in Rochester, Monroe County, NY, m. about 1920, Edith MULLIGAN. He d. about 1984.

b.    Catherine CURTIS, b. September 13, 1891, in Rochester, Monroe County, NY, m. about 1918, John DAY. She d. about 1960, in Rochester, Monroe County, NY.

c.    Ruth CURTIS, b. about 1895, in Rochester, Monroe County, NY, m. about 1916, Theodore BRIGGS.

d.   Sidney Roby CURTIS, b. March 9, 1902, in Rochester, Monroe County, NY, m. 1930, Frances STEELE. She was b. 1909. He d. about 1978, in Rochester, Monroe County, NY.

+        2.  Samuel Sidney Breese ROBY, b. March 10, 1866, at Rochester, Monroe County, NY, m. November 18, 1908, Fanny Beatrice ROGERS, at Rochester. She was b. December 13, 1877, at Rochester, Monroe County, NY, the daughter of Clinton ROGERS and Fanny Cooper ROCHESTER. He d. April 23, 1931, at Rochester, Monroe County, NY. She d. there May 2, 1967. They had children:

a.    Margaret Breese ROBY, b. about 1909, at Rochester, Monroe County, NY, m. Mario PANIZZI.

b.    Jane Hart ROBY, b. about 1911, at Rochester , Monroe County, NY, m. Robert Saxe HANFORD.

c.    Mary Rogers ROBY, b. about 1917, m. about 1940, Leroy Madison LEE, Jr.

+        3.  William Sterling ROBY, b. July 2, 1868, at Rochester, Monroe County, NY, m. February 1, 1907, Adelaide MORRISON, at Oswego, Oswego County, NY. She was b. October 14, 1882, at Oswego, Oswego County, NY, the daughter of Clark MORRISON. He d. June 7, 1929. She m. (2) William T. STARR. She d. January 27, 1967. They had children:

a.    William S. ROBY, b. October 14, 1909, at Rochester, Monroe County, NY, m. December 10, 1937, Mary Elizabeth GILL. He d. in 1976.

+        4.  Joseph ROBY, b. August 19, 1871, at Rochester, Monroe County, NY, m. December 2, 1902, Alice Montgomery ROGERS. She was b. March 4, 1879, at Rochester, Monroe County, NY, the daughter of Clinton ROGERS and Fanny Cooper ROCHESTER. He d. July 15, 1954. She d. May 18, 1970. Both are buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, NY. They had children:

a.    Joseph ROBY, Jr., b. February 20, 1906, at Rochester, Monroe County, NY, m. (1) May 25, 1940, Sara Mary BARNES, they divorced. He m. (2) March 9, 1962, Elizabeth Virginia ADAMS.

b.    Helen Rogers ROBY, b. October 25, 1912, at Rochester, Monroe County, NY, m. October 8, 1940, Richard Von TACKY.

c.    Rochester Ross ROBY, b. October 19, 1914, at Rochester, Monroe County, NY, m. June 22, 1946, Juliet Carter DULANY. They had children: Nicholas Ross ROBY; Daniel Dulany ROBY; Kate Allen Weems ROBY; and Thomas Carter ROBY.

+        5.  Catherine Graves ROBY, b. September 11, 1874, at Rochester, Monroe County, NY, m. June 11, 1900, William T. DORRANCE, at Rochester. She d. about 1958, at Rochester, Monroe County, NY. They had children:

a.    William T. DORRANCE, Jr.

b.    Joseph Roby DORRANCE, b. about 1910, m. (1) Jane MORGAN, they divorced, m. (2) Maxine MANN.

c.    Russell L. DORRANCE, b. May 8, 1913, at Boston, Suffolk County, MA, m. August 27, 1938, Alice KEENAN. He d. January 11, 1962, at Weston, Middlesex County, MA.

Charles B. LOOP [Henry LOOP(7), Peter Jr.(6), Peter(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)], the fifth child of Henry LOOP and Minerva CALKINS was born October 12, 1835, in Steuben County, NY. He married November 30, 1859, Maria J. PIERCE in Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois. She was born November 11, 1836, in White Creek, Washington County, New York. the daughter of Dyer PIERCE. She arrived in Belvidere with her parents in 1851. Probably before his marriage Charles B. Loop travelled in the west. He was a lawyer in Belvidere, Illinois, and had cases against Abraham Lincoln. He was an organizer of the Freeport, Illinois, Lincoln/Douglas Debate. He served as a Captain (tombstone says Major) during the Civil War in Co. B., 95th Illinois Volunteer Infantry fighting at Vicksburg, Kennesaw Mountain, and in other battles. He was promoted to Major and served on the staffs of Generals Leggett and Blair. Letters to his wife from the front were published in "Civil War" magazine, in the January/February, 1991, issue. He was County Clerk of Boone County for twelve years, postmaster of Belvidere for twelve years beginning in 1877, chief clerk of the grain inspection department for nine years and doorkeeper of the House of Representatives for two years. He died May 2, 1902. His widow died May 29, 1922, in Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois. Both are buried there in Belvidere Cemetery. The children of Charles B. LOOP and Maria J. PIERCE were:

+        1.  Albert Edwin LOOP, b. January 19, 1861, in Belvidere, Boone County, IL, m. January 18, 1894, Kate LAWRENCE. He d. May 10, 1936.

+        2.  Bertha Eleanor LOOP, b. August 6, 1864, in Belvidere, Boone County, IL, d. there March 24, 1937. No children.

+        3.  Henry LOOP, b. January, 1868, in Belvidere, Boone County, IL, d. there September 1, 1868.

+        4.  James LOOP, b. 1869, in Belvidere, Boone County, IL, d. there August 10, 1870.

+        5.  Kate LOOP, m. Mr. GREEN. She d. in 1905. No children.

+        6.  Charles Dyer ("Chi") LOOP, b. February 18, 1874, in Belvidere, Boone County, IL, d. there in 1954. No children.

Harriet Tuttle LOOP [Murray(7), Peter Jr.(6), Peter(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)] the first child of Murray LOOP and Mary Ann ARNOT, was born June 17, 1831, in Painted Post, Chemung County, New York. She married March 11, 1852, John Jay BARBOUR in Novi, Oakland County, Michigan. He was born March 11, 1831, in Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan, the son of Theron W. BARBOUR and Abigail GATES. She died January 26, 1896, in Coleman, Moody County, South Dakota. He died there in 1912. The children of John Jay BARBOUR and Harriet Tuttle LOOP were:

+        1.  Julia A. BARBOUR, b. about1858, in Oakland County, MI, d. March, 1906.

+        2.  John Jay BARBOUR, b. about 1859, in Oakland County, MI, d. January 30, 1912.

+        3.  William Loop BARBOUR, March 12, 1860, in Oakland County, MI, m. March 12, 1890, Myrtle Rose CRANE. She was b. December 18, 1865, in Green Lake, Marquette County, WI, the daughter of John CRANE and Amy PIKE. He d. August 29, 1934, at Belle Fourche, Butte County, SD. She d. there August 19, 1941. They had children:

a.    Charles Chauncy BARBOUR, b. March 8, 1892, in Hulett, Crook County, WY, m. (1) Margaret FERGESON, they divorced. He m. (2) June 11, 1921, Regina WAHL. She was b. February 2, 1886, in Lake Park, Becker County, MN, the daughter of Martin Ole WAHL and Marie K. NYHUS. He d. April 27, 1958, at Helena, Lewis & Clark County, MT. She d. there July 30, 1976. They had children: Charles Chauncy BARBOUR, b. 1925; and Myrtle Marie BARBOUR, b. March 30, 1927, at Helena, Lewis and Clark County, MT, m. Ivan Shirley FOWLER.

b.    John Jay BARBOUR, b. April 6, 1896, in WY, m. Anna Blossom BEAN. He d. February 3, 1968.

c.    William Loop BARBOUR, b. August 31, 1904, in Belle Fourche, Butte County, SD. He d. June 14, 1956.

+        4.  Theron T. BARBOUR, b. June 18, 1863, in Farmington, Oakland County, MI, m. Mary, surname unknown. He d. June 25, 1926.

+        5.  Mary Augusta BARBOUR, b. October 17, 1867, in Oakland County, MI, d. February 24, 1957. Never married.

+        6.  Arnot Gates BARBOUR, b. April 26, 1869, in Oakland County, MI, m. 1893, Carrie Dell BIGELOW. He d. December 11, 1944.

+        7.  John Wesley BARBOUR (adopted), d. in 1900.

Theodore Murray LOOP [Murray(7), Peter Jr.(6), Peter(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)] the second child of Murray LOOP and Mary Ann ARNOT, was born June 10, 1832, in Bath, Steuben County, New York. The following excerpts from the History of San Diego County describe his interesting career:

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Among those who enlisted in the hazardous service of the Express Company as treasury agents was Theodore Murray Loop ... Theodore left home in the winter of 1849, in St. Louis, to come to California the next year. After wintering in Jackson, Amador County, he followed [gold] mining the first three years. In 1853 he went into the service of the Adams Express Company as treasury-carrier... He was next in the employ of the Langton's Express Company until 1858... In 1854 he marvelously escaped being shot to pieces by a Walker's band of highwaymen, who attacked the stage running between Downieville, Marysville and Comptonville. They stopped the coach at the Oregon House, and a fierce battle took place, both parties firing incessantly with revolvers and double-barreled shot guns. William Dobson and Theodore Loop fought with a wild desperation and killed three of the robbers; the others took fright and retreated to the mountains, where they were pursued and killed. During the fight a lady passenger was shot through the head, and a man on the coach had is leg badly shattered. The messengers had over $125,000 worth of treasure in the coach this trip... In 1858, Mr. Loop resigned and went up north in the employ of the California Stage Company, which carried the mail and treasure from Yreka and the mountains. In 1859-'60 he was on the route from Weaverville to Humboldt Bay, during the great Redwood Indian war... He traveled the road for months when the Indians were so fierce that no white man dared to show himself. He made the trip at night-time to avoid attacks from them... One night about two o'clock, Mr. Loop stopped at Bremer for his usual cup of hot coffee, and sat back and listened to the outrages committed by the Indians... He concluded to be alert. After he had gone into the dense redwoods, he could not see or hear anything, and trusted entirely to his faithful, intelligent mule... The Indians suddenly came upon him with fearful yells, the woods resounding with their wild screams and sharp musketry. Mr. Loop pulled out his revolver and fired as fast as he could, the mule whirled suddenly and started off at a rapid pace, while Mr. Loop hastened his speed as much as possible with the spur. The animal pitched off the mountain into a deep gully; Mr. Loop was thrown against a tree, knocking him senseless, and he remained in this condition until daylight, when he found the mule still motionless by his side. He aroused him and managed to continue his journey... Several times the United States troops guarded Mr. Loop in his journey, but the dangers increased, ... and he resigned and went north to Puget Sound. From 1860 to 1862 he was in the express business in British Columbia. In 1862 he was caught in the snow between Fort Douglas and Lillonite, and had to carry $25,000 worth of treasure on his back. At the head of the Lillonite river, ... he procured four Indians and a canoe and went down the river... It was an exciting trip, for the river was full of waterfalls... When they reached Fort Douglas, the entire population came out and stood on the shore... as he was the first and only white man that had ever dared to navigate the dangerous stream... In 1863 he went into the employ of Wells Fargo & Co., ... and carried treasure from the Idaho Basin to the Columbia river and to Portland.... At Guinina ranch, four suspicious-looking men got aboard the coach. When the stage reached Gibraltar Point, a very steep portion of the road across the Blue Mountains, near the summit, the passengers alighted from the stage and walked up the grade. Loop stayed behind to guard the treasure. One of the four men, evidently the leader of the band, carelessly approached Loop, and in a pleasant, joking way, said "That is a pretty nice gun you have; let me see it for a moment." Loop turned quickly and brought the gun, full cocked, up to his shoulder, and covered the stranger, saying "The only way you can look at this gun is down the barrel, and at a reasonable distance." ... The mysterious quartette dropped off at the Mountain House and at the Twelve-Mile station out of Walla-Walla, although they had paid their fare clear through. Another time, when crossing Idaho Basin, four men stood waiting on the road. The coach had on board ... 1000 pounds of gold and 1200 pounds of silver. In coming over the summit and looking over the point, Mr. Loop saw a packed mule and three horses tied at a tree. A single man stood close by, watching the animals... The keen eyes of Mr. Loop discovered them in time and turning sharply to the driver, he said, "Gallop the horses as fast as you can right down this mountain, or I will blow your brains out." The driver made an effort to keep the horses on the road, but glancing at Loop, saw a peculiar hard look in his eyes, and dashed the horses down the mountain, far away from the road, as commanded. The highwaymen followed, but the stage kept ahead of them, and arrived at Placerville that night. Mr. Loop subsequently found out that the leader of the band was the notorious Ned Bledsoe, who was a murderous villain...

He married March 15, 1869, Ella Perry MONROE in Vallejo, Solano County, California. She was born August 2, 1850, in New York State, the daughter of Col. John MONROE and Esther Josephine WHITFIELD. In 1880 they settled in San Diego, California, where he contracted railroad construction and dealt in real estate. He died in 1907 in San Diego, California. In 1910, she was living in Cincinnatti, OH, with her son Arnot. She died May 18, 1933. Both are buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, California. The children of Theodore Murray LOOP and Ella Perry MONROE were:

+        1.  Arnot Monroe LOOP, b. January, 1870, in Vallejo, Solano County, CA. In 1894, he is in San Diego, CA, described as 5' 10" tall, blue eyed, brown haired, light complected. He married, abt. 1903, Eldora (Ella), surname unknown. She was b. abt. 1873, in New Orleans, LA. He was a real estate broker in 1900. They were living in St. Louis, MO, in 1908, and in Cincinnatti, Hamilton County, OH, 1910 through 1940. He d. May 13, 1943, in Cincinnatti, Hamilton County, OH. No children.

+        2.  John Murray LOOP, b. June 18, 1877, in CA, m. 1909, Luella TONKIN, in Seattle, WA. She was born in National City, San Diego County, CA. He was a salesman in 1900. She d. in 1917. He d. in 1955. Both are buried in Greenwood Memorial Park, in San Diego.

+        3.  Marion L. LOOP, b. July 1883 or 1885, in Vallejo, Solano County, CA, m. Harry CAREY. She was a teacher. She d. about 1960 in San Diego, San Diego County, CA, and is buried there. They had children: William Arthur CAREY, Evelyn CAREY, Theodore CAREY.

+        4.  Ella LOOP, b. April 4, 1888, in Del Mar, San Diego County, CA, m. 1918, Rolf Jerome NICHOLSON. No children.

+        5.  Josie LOOP, d. young.

+        6.  Theodora LOOP, d. young.

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Albert Edwin LOOP [Charles B.(8), Henry LOOP(7), Peter Jr.(6), Peter(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)], the first child of Charles B. LOOP and Maria J. PIERCE, was born January 19, 1861, in Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois. He married January 18, 1894, Kate LAWRENCE. She was born June 9, 1864, in Bonus Township, Boone County, Illinois. He was the cashier of the First National Bank of Belvidere from 1893 until at least 1909. He died May 10, 1936. She died November 6, 1947. The children of Albert Edwin LOOP and Kate LAWRENCE were:

+        1.  Gertrude LOOP, b. January 20, 1895, in Belvidere, Boone County, IL, m. August 10, 1929, Joseph Francis WOODWARD in Belvidere. He was b. October, 1903. No children.

+        2.  Edwin Albert LOOP, b. May 1, 1896, in Belvidere, Boone County, IL, m. June 26, 1922, Theora TEFFT in Belvidere. He d. between 1978 and January, 1985.

John Murray LOOP [Theodore Murray (8), Murray(7), Peter Jr.(6), Peter(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)] the second child of Theodore Murray LOOP and Ella Perry MONROE, was born June 18, 1877, in California. He married in 1909 Luella TONKIN in Seattle, Washington. She was born in National City, San Diego County, California. He was a salesman in 1900. She died in 1917. He died in 1955. Both are buried in Greenwood Memorial Park, in San Diego. The children of John Murray LOOP and Luella TONKIN were:

+        1.  Grace Elizabeth LOOP, b. March 1, 1912, m. September 10, 1938, Murray HOLLOWAY, in San Diego, San Diego County, CA. He was born December 20, 1909, the son of Murray Samuel HOLLOWAY and Julia Adams PENNOYER. They had children Stephen Murray HOLLOWAY, b. 1940, and Richard Alan HOLLOWAY, b. 1944.

+        2.  John Murray LOOP, Jr.

Edwin Albert LOOP [Albert Edwin(9), Charles B.(8), Henry LOOP(7), Peter Jr.(6), Peter(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)], the second child of Albert Edwin LOOP and Kate LAWRENCE, was born May 1, 1896, in Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois. He married June 26, 1922, Theora TEFFT in Belvidere. He died between 1978 and January, 1985. The children of Edwin Albert LOOP and Theora TEFFT were:

+        1.  Mary Katherine (Molly) LOOP, b. April 26, 1923. She m. Mr. DAUGHTEN. They were of New Philadelphia, OH, about 1990.

+        2.  John Wickwire LOOP, b. July 23, 1924, m. May 15, 1957, Maj Signe TEORELL in Uppsala, Sweden. She was born October 4, 1935, in Uppsala, Sweden. She d. September 6, 1980, in Bellevue, King County, WA.

John Wickwire LOOP [Edwin Albert(10), Albert Edwin(9), Charles B.(8), Henry LOOP(7), Peter Jr.(6), Peter(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)], the second child of Edwin Albert LOOP and Theora TEFFT, was born July 23, 1924. He married May 15, 1957, Maj Signe TEORELL in Uppsala, Sweden. She was born October 4, 1935, in Uppsala, Sweden. She died September 6, 1980, in Bellevue, King County, WA. He was a Professor of Radiology at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was a pediatrician. He died in 1990, and is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Seattle, King County, Washington. The children of John Wickwire LOOP and Maj Signe TEORELL were:

+        1.  Peter Hjalmer LOOP, b. September 11, 1958, in WA, m. June, 1985, Beth RODRIGUES. He was of Beaverton, OR, about 1990. They had children:

a.    Erik LOOP.

+        2.  Charles Teorell LOOP, b. April 7, 1960, in WA. He was of Palo Alto, CA, about 1990.

+        3.  Anna Lisa LOOP, b. October 19, 1961, in WA. She was of Los Angeles, CA, about 1990.

+        4.  Tom Erik LOOP, b. December 2, 1963, in WA. He was of Seattle, WA, about 1990.

+        5.  John Torsten (Jack) LOOP, b. March 28, 1966, in WA. He was of Seattle, WA, about 1990.

 

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