1813 - 1909 (96 years)
||Walter TUERS |
||31 May 1813
||Hoboken, NJ 
||27 May 1814 
||8 Sep 1909
||Home of Cyrus Tuers, Bethel, MI
||7 Mar 2012 |
||Ann VAN WINKLE |
| ||1. Adaline TUERS, b. 8 May 1836, New York , d. 25 Aug 1927 (Age 91 years)|
| ||2. Alford C. TUERS, b. 27 Dec 1847, Michigan , d. 22 Jan 1921, Coldwater, Branch, MI (Age 73 years)|
||Vanderbeck House I|
Brief history of house and land owned by Lauren Arentsen Toers and Jacob Vanderbeck. House built probably 1740.
||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.
||11 Oct 2016 00:41:51 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Julia Esther STEVENS, b. Jun 1826, CT , d. 1 Mar 1922, Coldwater, Branch, MI (Age ~ 95 years) |
| ||1. Cornelius TUERS, b. Abt 1847, d. Coldwater, Branch, MI |
| ||2. Emmaline Sophronia TUERS, b. 1852, Coldwater, Branch, MI |
| ||3. Cyrus William TUERS, b. 22 Feb 1854, Coldwater, Branch, MI , d. 19 Mar 1943, Michigan (Age 89 years)|
| ||4. Viola F TUERS, b. 1858, Coldwater, Branch, MI , d. 7 May 1926, Coldwater, Branch, MI (Age 68 years)|
| ||5. Alice TUERS, b. 1865, Coldwater, Branch, MI , d. 2 Dec 1880, Coldwater, Branch, MI (Age 15 years)|
| ||6. Jane TUERS, b. Abt 1849, Michigan |
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||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||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.
- 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
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 
- [S16] The Toers - Tuers Family, Howard S. F. Randolph, 209.
- [S16] The Toers - Tuers Family, Howard S. F. Randolph.
- [S34] Van Winkle Family Genealogy, James C. VAN WINKLE, ed., (Tennessee Valley Publishing, Knoxville TN).
- [S28] Hudson County Land Titles, Charles H. Winfield, (Freeholders of Hudson County).