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Joseph TUERS

Joseph TUERS

Male 1816 - 1895  (79 years)

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  • Name Joseph TUERS 
    Born 25 Sep 1816  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Dec 1895  San Jose, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I478  The Turses
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2011 

    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  [2
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Rev. John Cornelison
    Family ID F207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Emma MARR 
    Children 
     1. Joseph MARR,   b. 1849,   d. 1851  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F331  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Gertrude WELSH,   b. 17 Nov 1818, Hudson Co. NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1854, Bergen (Jersey City), NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 13 May 1836  Old Bergen Church Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. John Fletcher TUERS, Sr,   b. 3 May 1837, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906  (Age 68 years)
     2. Abraham TUERS,   b. 16 Jun 1839, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1839  (Age 0 years)
     3. Benjamin B. TUERS,   b. 24 Jul 1841, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1841  (Age 0 years)
    +4. Eleanor Elizabeth TUERS,   b. 7 May 1843, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1933  (Age 90 years)
    +5. William Gilman TUERS,   b. 11 Jun 1845, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1914, Santa Cruz, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     6. Mary Eliza TUERS,   b. 1 Jan 1847, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1918, Dos Palos Heights, Sacramento, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F329  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Dec 1895 - San Jose, CA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • According to Barbara Wills, Joseph was a wheelwright and later a fishmonger in Fulton Market, NYC. He went to California in the 1850’s to start an oyster business in the San Francisco Bay area, and settled in Santa Clara County. He made the trip west with his son John, leaving other children in the care of his mother, Eleanor (Van Winkle) Tuers. As an odd and interesting side note, Eleanor later married BF Welsh, father-in-law of Joseph’s first wife Gertrude Welsh.

      As a side note, on December 4, 1847, Joseph Tuers, of Jersey City, registered a patent for a device for the improvement of Boats in sailing.
      Source: Scientific American Volume 0003 Issue 13 (December 18, 1847), page 100

      Passenger and Immigration Lists show J. Tuers arriving in San Francisco in 1852. Source: RASMUSSEN, LOUIS J. San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists. Coloma, Calif.: the author. Vol. 4, 1970. 471p. Covers June 17, 1852-January 6, 1853. Includes addenda to vols. 1-3.

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

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

    3. [S60] Tuers Family Tree Site Index.