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Walter TUERS

Walter TUERS

Male 1813 - 1909  (96 years)

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  • Name Walter TUERS 
    Born 31 May 1813  Hoboken, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    BAPM 27 May 1814  [2
    OCCU Shoemaker 
    Died 8 Sep 1909  Home of Cyrus Tuers, Bethel, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I477  The Turses
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2012 

    Father Abraham TOERS,   b. Abt 1790, New Barbadoes (East Newark), Essex, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Eleanor VAN WINKLE,   b. 6 Feb 1791,   d. 17 Feb 1859  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 29 Jan 1809  Jersey City, Hudson, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Rev. John Cornelison
    Family ID F207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Living 
    Children 
     1. Adaline TUERS,   b. 8 May 1836, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1927  (Age 91 years)
     2. Alford C. TUERS,   b. 27 Dec 1847, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1921, Coldwater, Branch, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Histories
    Vanderbeck House I
    Vanderbeck House I
    Brief history of house and land owned by Lauren Arentsen Toers and Jacob Vanderbeck. House built probably 1740.
    Vanderbeck House II
    Vanderbeck House II
    In 1734 Jacob Vanderbeck purchased land from Cornelius Drake on boh sides of the Saddle River. On this tract, just north of Dunker Hook Road, Fair Lawn, NJ, Jacob built this house in 1754.
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2016 00:41:51 
    Family ID F328  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Julia Esther STEVENS,   b. Jun 1826, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1922, Coldwater, Branch, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 95 years) 
    Children 
     1. Cornelius TUERS,   b. Abt 1847,   d. Coldwater, Branch, MI Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Emmaline Sophronia TUERS,   b. 1852, Coldwater, Branch, MI Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Cyrus William TUERS,   b. 22 Feb 1854, Coldwater, Branch, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1943, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     4. Viola F TUERS,   b. 1858, Coldwater, Branch, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1926, Coldwater, Branch, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     5. Alice TUERS,   b. 1865, Coldwater, Branch, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1880, Coldwater, Branch, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     6. Jane TUERS,   b. Abt 1849, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2016 00:41:51 
    Family ID F1366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 May 1813 - Hoboken, NJ Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Sep 1909 - Home of Cyrus Tuers, Bethel, MI Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Histories
    Pioneer Days in Franklin County
    Pioneer Days in Franklin County
    Originally appeared as Memories of Pioneer Days, by Elva Rawson Wentworth, Franklin Co. Sentinel, 1934. Contains remembrances in which Cyrus and Cornelius Tuers of Michigan are mentioned, along with their Bonner and Stevens cousins.


  • Notes 
    • Walter is listed in Winfield’s Land Titles as born 27 May 1814, but this may be a baptism date.

      The family oral history has it that Walter had three sons all killed at Gettysburg, and therefore he moved west to start anew. Since he was already in Michigan for the 1860 Census, married to Julia Stevens and with children born Michigan as early as 1848, we find this story spurious.

      Walter’s gg grandson, Earl Tuers, Jr. notes that family records indicate that the two brothers were Joseph and John. These names do not correlate with this family. Joseph and John were sons of Samuel Tuers and Rachel Ackerman, and are well documented. John Tuers, Jr, Civil War Vet, was buried 15 Nov 1907 in Riverside Cemetery, Hennepin, Putnam, ILL. Joseph S. Tuers, Civil War Vet, is buried Mount Hebron Cemetery, Montclair, Essex, NJ. Joseph and John both served in Company K, 25th Regiment and are listed as being from Passaic originally. John was mustered out as a Sergeant 20 Jun 1863, and Joseph mustered out on the same day as a Private. Both had enlisted for 9 months.

      Another family member lists a George as a child of Walter and Ann, and notes that he was killed at Gettysburg. This listing also shows George Tuers married Emily Jane Williams 23 Oct 1864 , with George Edward, born 1877 as their son. We believe George Edward Tuers is the son of Vreeland Augustus Tuers based on a series of Census sources, and Dr. Geo Edward Tuers Obit. The Gettysburg Campaign was June-July 1863. George Tuers served with the 8th New Jersey Infantry, 8th Regiment, Company E. This unit was involved in the Campaign, and consisted primarily of men from Newark, which is consistent with this family’s history. However, Civil War Records note he mustered out as a Corporal in September 1964. We can find no further record to indicate he died of his wounds.

      We believe we have reviewed all of the New Jersey Civil War recorded records available for this family, and cannot confirm any relationships with dead or missing soldiers.

      We believe that the name of Walter’s first wife might be Ann Van Winkle since we hold the record for the marriage of Adeline Tuers, daughter of Walter Tuers and Ann Van Winkle in Oakville MI in 1857 to John Wesley Thurston. The record indicates that Walter is from Newark, NJ and that Adeline was born in New York in 1836. We welcome any information that would clarify this mystery. We welcome correction of this record when source records are made available.

      In the 1860 Census, Jane, age 11 and in the 1870 Census, Jane, age 21 is shown living in the household. In the 1870 Census, probably Alvin Bonner, who married 1870 Emeline Sophronia Tuers - is shown as a farm laborer, age 23, living in the household.

      Walter purchased cemetery lot upon death of daughter, Alice

                                                   CITY OF COLDWATER, MICHIGAN
                                          THE BOARD OF CEMETERY TRUSTEES
                                                        OAKGROVE  CEMETERY
 
OWNER OF LOTS - WALTER TUERS,  LOT 71, DATE, DEC. 2 1880  $15.OO
UNUSED LOTS TRANSFERRED TO JARED LORENZO HICKEY, APR 1916
PAGE # IN REGISTER BOOK, 66 OB
GRAVE # 1.  ALICE TUERS 16 YRS. DEC 2, 1880  PNEUMONIA, WALT'S DAUGHTER
GRAVE    2. LULU HICKEY
GRAVE    3. NORRIS HICKEY
GRAVE    4. JULIA ESTER STEVENS TUERS w/o Walter 76 YRS.  DIED MAR 1, 1902  HEART
GRAVE    5. ADDIE IRENE TUERS   4YRS, 8 MO.   DIED FEB 4, 1908   HEART
GRAVE    6. WALTER TUERS DIED SEP 9, 1909  OLD AGE
GRAVE    7. IRVIN SEVEY
GRAVE    8. ALTA SEVEY
GRAVE    9. ALFRED C. TUERS    DIED 22 JAN 1921  HARDENING OF ARTERIES
GRAVE   10. VIOLA F HICKEY   WALTER'S DAUGHTER
GRAVE    11. JARED M. HICKEY   HER SON*       
GRAVE    12. JARED L. HICKEY   HER HUSBAND   DIED MAR 19, 1944  91 YRS
      GRAVE.13. WM. CYRUS TUERS*
      *Jared M. HICKEY is husband of Viola
      **Cyrus William Turse is correct name [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] The Toers - Tuers Family, Howard S. F. Randolph, 209.

    2. [S16] The Toers - Tuers Family, Howard S. F. Randolph.

    3. [S34] Van Winkle Family Genealogy, James C. VAN WINKLE, ed., (Tennessee Valley Publishing, Knoxville TN).

    4. [S28] Hudson County Land Titles, Charles H. Winfield, (Freeholders of Hudson County).