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CHAPTER 18 -- John Lawrence Loop

John Lawrence LOOP [Martin(6), Henry(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)] was the eighth child of Martin LOOP and Mary HULL. He was born September 22, 1795, in Fairfield (now Lake Luzerne) Washington County, New York. He moved with his parents to Oneida County between 1800 and 1810. About 1816, in Solon, Cortland County, New York, he married his first wife Anna WARD. She was born August 30, 1797 in New York State, the daughter of David WARD and Violetta GILLET. They are censused in Solon in 1820 and 1830. They were still in Solon in 1835. In 1839, however, John Loop "of Cattaraugus county" bought land in Cattaraugus County, implying they had already moved there. They are censused there in 1840. In 1845, John and Anna Loop of Dayton, Cattaraugus County bought more land in the county. Shortly thereafter they moved to Wisconsin where Anna died near 1845. In 1850 John Loop is censused in the town of Hubbard, Dodge County, Wisconsin, his younger children living with him and his sons Asahel and David living next door with their families. On November 24, 1853, John married his second wife, Naomi, who was the widow of a man named BARLOW. They were married in Rubicon, Dodge County, Wisconsin. In 1857, "John Loop and his wife Anna of Wheatland, Kenosha County, Wisconsin" sell land in Dayton, Cattaraugus County, New York, to their son Asahel Loop and his wife Cordelia. This was either an error or a legal shortcut, as Anna had been dead for over ten years at that time. John and Naomi moved to Richardson County, Nebraska, between 1857 and 1860. We do not know when Naomi died. John died July 19, 1883, in Eureka, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, probably while living with his son Truman Ellis Loop. The children of John Lawrence LOOP and Anna WARD were:

+          1.  Mary Ann LOOP, b. July 13, 1817, at Solon, Cortland County, NY, m. about 1837, Hiram WARD, d. after 1850 and is buried at Marengo, McHenry County, IL.

+          2.  Hannah L. LOOP, b. October 5, 1818/9, at Solon, Cortland County, NY, m. about 1837, Lycenius BACON. She d. October 22, 1879 at Middleburg, Richardson County, Nebraska. They had at least one son:

a.    Alanson BACON b. 1840, who m. Mary GIBBS, and had daughter Chloe E. BACON, b. 1874. Chloe m. Merritt A. BILLINGS and had daughter Hazel BILLINGS, who m. Ernest DINSDALE.

+          3.  Asahel LOOP, b. December 24, 1821, at Solon, Cortland County, NY, m. (1) about 1843, Cordelia MILKE, m. (2) about 1858, Caroline CATLIN, d. February 20, 1892, in Tulare County, CA.

+          4.  David Ward LOOP, b. May 21, 1824, at Solon, Cortland County, NY, m. about 1847, Sarah (Sally) ALLEN, d. March 28, 1891 at Omro, Winnebago County, WI.

+          5.  John Martin LOOP, b. February 25, 1827, at Solon, Cortland County, NY, m. (1) January, 1851, Catherine NIVER, m. (2) May 11, 1864, Emma NIVER, Catherine's sister. He d. October 22, 1914, at Ladoga, Fond du Lac County, WI.

+          6.  Phebe Violetta LOOP, b. April 6, 1828, at Solon, Cortland County, NY, m. Middleburg, Richardson County, Nebraska.

+          7.  Nancy Lovisa LOOP, b. March 27, 1833, at Solon, Cortland County, NY, m. January 1, 1853, Herman HOLCOMB. She d. December 26, 1926, at Tempe, Maricopa County, AZ, and is buried in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, in San Diego, CA. She had at least one daughter:

a.    Clara Jane HOLCOMB, b. July 20, 1858, in Richardson County, NE, m. July 3, 1875, Robert L. PARKER. She d. January 2, 1934, in Lincoln, Lincoln County, KS. They had at least one son: James William PARKER, b. November 3, 1892, in Lincoln, Lincoln County, KS, m. November 24, 1915, Molly V. KERNS, and d. December 7, 1980, in Lane county OR. James and Molly PARKER had at least one daughter: Virginia Lee PARKER, b. July 19, 1925, in Lincoln, Lincoln County, KS, m. July 3, 1944, William W. BACHOFER, Jr.

+          8.  Julia Phidelia LOOP, b. August 7, 1835, at Solon, Cortland County, NY, m. May 31, 1858, Delos Anson FISK. She d. about 1912 at Northfield, Rice County, MN.

+          9.  Truman Ellis LOOP, b. May 7, 1841, at Dayton, Cattaraugus County, NY, m. Caroline J. (Carrie) WOODS, November 20, 1868/9, at Spring Valley, Fillmore County, MN, d. November 30, 1911, at Eureka, Winnebago County, WI, where he is buried. They had at least one son:

a.    Truman Elbert LOOPE, b. 1870, d. December 6, 1941.

b.    Eva LOOPE, m. Mr. STANTON.

The children of John LOOP and Naomi were:

+        10.  Ezra LOOP, b. about 1858 in Wisconsin.

Asahel LOOP [John Lawrence(7), Martin(6), Henry(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)] was the third child of John Lawrence LOOP and Anne WARD. He was born December 24, 1821, at Solon, Cortland County, NY. He went by "Asa". His family moved to Cattaraugus County, about 1839, and settled in Dayton Township in that county. There he married Cordelia MILK, about 1843. She was born about 1824 in New York state, the daughter of Alida and Benjamin MILK. By 1849 they had moved to Hubbard, Dodge County, Wisconsin, and were living next door to Asahel's father and brother. They were all farmers. Asahel and Cordelia appear to have moved back to Cattaraugus County, NY, however, as in 1853 and 1855, they sold land in Cattaraugus County to Charles Milk, in which latter transaction they are listed as being "of Dayton, Cattaraugus County", and in 1857, they bought land from Asahel's father, and again are listed as "of Dayton". Asahel moved to California about this time, apparently abandoning Cordelia.  After five years she assumed he had died, and married a Mr. PURDY.  About 1858, Asahel LOOP married his second wife, Caroline E. CATLIN, in Suisun City, Solano County, California. In 1860 they were living in Napa County. Cordelia died in the 1870's, never having been told that Asahel was still alive in California.  She is buried with her parents in Dayton, Cattaraugus County, New York.  He died in Tulare County, California, February 20, 1892. He is buried in Crabtree Cemetery, Springville, Tulare County, CA. The children of Asahel LOOP and Cordelia MILK were:

+        1.  Alida Jane LOOP, b. about 1849, in WI. She m. Mr. JONES.

+        2.  Olive LOOP, b. about 1853, in NJ (according to the 1860 census, though NY seems more likely).

+        3.  Julia LOOP, b. about 1858, in CA.

The children of Asahel LOOP and his second wife Caroline E. CATLIN were:

+        4.  George W. LOOP, b. about 1860, in CA.

+        5.  Julia Ann LOOP.

David Ward LOOP [John Lawrence(7), Martin(6), Henry(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)] was the fourth child of John Lawrence LOOP and Anne WARD. He was born May 21, 1824, at Solon, Cortland County, NY. His family moved to Cattaraugus County, about 1839, and settled in Dayton Township in that county. He probably moved with his father to Wisconsin about 1845. About 1847, probably in Wisconsin, he married Sarah C. (Sally) ALLEN, who was born February 28, 1828, Braceville, Trumbull County, Ohio. Her mother, Rachel ALLEN, was born about 1794 in Massachusetts. He served as a Corporal in Company C, 29th Regiment, Wisconsion Volunteer Infantry. David Ward LOOP died March 28, 1891, at Omro, Winnebago County, Wisconsin. His wife died there March 11, 1894. They are buried together at Omro Cemetery. The children of David Ward LOOP and Sarah (Sally) ALLEN were:

+        1.  Marilla LOOP, b. about 1848, in WI.

+        2.  Clara LOOP, b. July 2, 1850, about 1848, in WI. She m. between 1869 and 1879, John B. WHITEHEAD. He was b. in February 19, 1842, in NY. He had m. first to Jane Clara (Jennie) LOCKHART. Jennie WHITEHEAD d. in childbirth in 1869. The child, Jennie Myrtle WHITEHEAD, died a few days later. Clara LOOP d. January 25, 1909. He d. January 30, 1916, in Eureka, Winnebago County, WI. They are buried in Omro Cemetery, Omro, Winnebago County, WI.

 

                      Clara Loop Whitehead

 

            John B. WHITEHEAD and Clara LOOP had children:

 

+        a.  Earl Willis WHITEHEAD, b. 1879, in Loyal, Clark County, WI. He m. Myrtle Belle AUSTIN. She was b. October 22, 1882, Wausau, Marathon County, WI. He d. 1945, in Janesville, Rock County, WI. She d. 1960, in Janesville, Rock County, WI.

 

                            Earl Willis Whitehead

              Earl Willis WHITEHEAD and Myrtle Belle AUSTIN had children:

+        i.  Clyde M. WHITEHEAD, b. September 20, 1902, in Abbotsford, Clark County, WI. He m. Leota Belle BUMGARNER. She was b. September 11, 1906, in Janesville, Rock County, WI, the daughter of Wallace BUMGARNER and Cora May LEONARD. Myrtle d. March 13, 1990, in Milan, Washtenaw County, MI. Clyde d. there two months later on May 17, 1990.They are buried there together in Marble Park Cemetery..

+        b.  Harry WHITEHEAD, b. 1885, in WI. He m. Genevieve, surname unknown. She was b. 1897. They both d. in 1971. They are buried together in Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville, Rock County, WI. They had children:

+        i.  Genevieve WHITEHEAD, b. July 10, 1917, and d. July 16, 1917.

+        ii.  John F. WHITEHEAD, b. August 12, 1922. He d. June 1, 1980. He m. (1) Maxine, surname unknown. She was b. 1925. She d. 1950. He m. (2) Betty OWEN. She was b. 1930. He d. June 1, 1980. Betty d. 2011.

+        c.  Maude WHITEHEAD, b.January, 1890, in WI. She d. in 1909, in Omro, Winnebago County, WI.

              Maude Whitehead

+        3.  Wealthie LOOP, b. about 1862, in Iron Ridge, Dodge County, WI. She m. Mr. PHILPOTT. She d. October 14, 1882, in Omro, Winnebago County, WI.

John Martin LOOP [John Lawrence(7), Martin(6), Henry(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)] was the fifth child of John Lawrence LOOP and Anne WARD. He was born February 25, 1827, at Solon, Cortland County, NY. His family moved to Cattaraugus County, about 1839, and settled in Dayton Township in that county. He moved with his father to Wisconsin about 1845. He is censused in Hubbard, Dodge County, Wisconsin, in 1850, living with his widowed father. He was a farmer. In January of 1851 or 1852 he married (1) Catherine NIVER, the daughter of John NIVER and Sally CAMERON. The wedding took place in Iron Ridge, Dodge County, Wisconsin, where they settled. She died July 22, 1862, at Iron Ridge, and is buried there in Iron Ridge Cemetery. On May 11, 1864, John married (2) Emma NIVER, the sister of his first wife. She was born September 11, 1846, in Iron Ridge, Dodge County, Wisconsin. Their first child was born in Hubbard, but they lived in LeRoy, Dodge County until 1877, when they moved to Waupun Township, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, where they lived in the village of Ladoga. There John Martin LOOP died on October 22, 1914. His widow died in June, 1926. Both are buried in Wedges Prairie Cemetery, Waupun, Fond du Lac County, WI.

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The children of John Martin LOOP and Catherine NIVER were:

+          1.  Adelaide (Addie) LOOP, b. 1852, in Herman, Dodge County, WI, m. John HUNGERFORD, in 1870. She d. 1940 at Oakfield, Fond du Lac County, WI.

+          2.  Seymour A. LOOP, b. 1855, in Herman, Dodge County, WI, m. Rachel BROWN. She was b. 1858 and d. 1930. He died in Washington State.

+          3.  Sarah Ann LOOP, b. 1860, in Herman, Dodge County, WI, m. Matt SLADE, in 1875, in Waupun, Fond du Lac County, WI. She d. in Mitchell, Davison County, SD.

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The Children of John Martin LOOP and Emma NIVER were:

+          4.  Samuel LOOP, b. 1865, d. 1865, buried in the Niver Cemetery, Craryville, Columbia County, NY.

+          5.  Della May LOOP, b. November 16, 1865, in Hubbard, Dodge County, WI, m. John BROWN, in Minnesota, d. March, 1938, at Waupun, Fond du Lac County, WI.

+          6.  John Arthur LOOP, b. June 2, 1868, in LeRoy, Dodge County, WI, m. Edith E. BRINKERHOFF at Springvale, Fond du Lac County, WI, on October 7, 1908, d. September 2, 1957, at Waupun, Fond du Lac County, WI.

+          7.  Mary LOOP, b. 1869, d. 1871, buried in the Niver Cemetery, Craryville, Columbia County, NY.

+          8.  Frank M. LOOP, b. December 11, 1870 or 1871, in LeRoy, Dodge County, WI. He m. September 27, 1898, Minnie E. LOOMIS, in Fond Du Lac County, WI. She was b. September 18, 1877, in Leroy County, WI, the daughter of Louisa LOOMIS. He d. March 12, 1908, buried at Lamartine, Fond du Lac County, WI. She d. July 11, 1972, in WI. They had children:

a. Warren LOOP, b. April 28, 1900, in Fond Du Lac County, WI.    In 1918 he is described as being of medium height, slender build, with blue eyes and brown hair. He served as a Private in the US Marine Corp in WWI. In 1930 he was a patient in Wisconsin Memorial Hospital, in Westport, Dane County, WI. In 1940 he was a patient in the Veterans Administration Mental Hospital. He d. March 4, 1973, in Stearns County, MN, and is buried in Larmartine Cemetery, Fond Du Lac County, WI.

b. Claude J. LOOP, b. November 2, 1902, in WI.    He m. (1) Marion E., surname unknown. She d. in 1965. He m. (2) Bernice, surname unknown. She was b. in 1932. She d. in 1974. He d. July 22, 1993, while a resident of Brandon, Fond Du Lac County, WI. He and his two wives are buried in Cattaraugus Cemetery, Waupun, Fond Du Lac County, WI.

c. Lyle E. LOOP, b. March 5, 1905, in Lamartine, Fond Du Lac County, WI.    He d. in 1913, and he is buried in Larmartine Cemetery..

+          9.  Everett Levi (Pete) LOOP, b. March 17, 1874, in Fond du Lac County, WI, m. Mary Ann (May) IRWIN, October 25, 1899. She was b. in 1877, in WI. He d. November 10, 1950, at Waupun, Fond du Lac County, WI. She d. there in 1965. They are buried together in Wedges Prairie Cemetery, Waupun, Fond du Lac, WI. They had children:

a. Meade LOOP, a daughter, b. abt. 1904, in WI.   

b. Verne Martin LOOP, b. 1914, in WI, and d. in 1920. He is buried in Wedges Prairie Cemetery, Waupun, Fond du Lac, WI .  

+        10.  Allen M. LOOP, b. 1876, in LeRoy, Dodge County, WI, m. Edith M. CORE, in 1920. She was b. abt. 1891, in WI, daughter of David L. CORE and Josephine IRWIN . Edith Core was a U. S. Army nurse, probably in WWI. He d. 1947, in Fond du Lac County, WI, and is buried there in Wedges Prairie Cemetery, Waupun, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She d. April 16, 1966, and is buried in the Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, OH. They had children:

a. Donald LOOP, b. September, 1925, in WI.   

+        11.  Myrtle Luella (Mirt) LOOP, b. March 15, 1879, in Waupun, Fond du Lac County, WI, m. John IRWIN (brother of May IRWIN), in 1906. She d. March 18, 1975, in Fond du Lac County, WI.

 

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John Arthur LOOP [John Martin(8), John Lawrence(7), Martin(6), Henry(5), Christian(4), Jacob(3), Sebastian(2), Anthony(1)] the third child of John Martin LOOP and his second wife Emma NIVER was born June 2, 1868, in LeRoy, Dodge County, WI,  He married Edith E. BRINKERHOFF at Springvale, Fond du Lac County, WI, on October 7, 1908.  He died September 2, 1957, at Waupun, Fond du Lac County, WI. She d. in 1958. They buried together in Wedges Prairie Cemetery, Waupun, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. They had only one child:

 

+          1.   Grace LOOP, b. March 30, 1910, m. August 16, 1941, Arthur J. WALTENBERRY. They had children:

a.    John A. WALTENBERRY, b. 1943.

b.    James L. WALTENBERRY, b. 1944.

c.    Bernard F. WALTENBERRY, b. 1947.

d.   Richard E. WALTENBERRY, b. 1948.

e.    Archie V. WALTENBERRY, b. 1951.

 

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