NameLewis Dwight Hoar
Birth23 Nov 1817, Homer, Cortland, New York1,17,18,4
Census1820, Homer, Cortland, New York19 Age: 2
Census1830, Homer, Cortland, New York20 Age: 12
Census1840, Homer, Cortland, New York21 Age: 22
Census1842, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, Wisconsin22 Age: 24
Census17 Jul 1850, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, Wisconsin23 Age: 32
Census30 Jul 1860, Aurora, Waushara, Wisconsin24 Age: 42
Census1 Jul 1870, Alma, Jackson, Wisconsin25 Age: 52
Census9 Jun 1880, Alma, Jackson, Wisconsin6 Age: 62
Death10 Aug 1892, Merillan, Jackson, Wisconsin26 Age: 74
Death MemoDeath certificate
BurialOak Creek Cemetery, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Burial MemoCorpse transportation certificate
ReligionMethodist
Alias/AKALewis Dwight Hobart
OccupationMerchant (1860), farmer (1850, 1870, 1880)
FatherMartin Hoar (1793-1865)
MotherPaulina Parks (1794-1880)
Spouses
Birth16 Nov 1824, Henrietta, Monroe, New York1,17,2,27
Census1830, Henrietta, Monroe, New York28 Age: 5
Census1840, Henrietta, Monroe, New York29 Age: 15
Census17 Jul 1850, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, Wisconsin23 Age: 25
Census30 Jul 1860, Aurora, Waushara, Wisconsin24 Age: 35
Census1 Jun 1870, Alma, Jackson, Wisconsin25 Age: 45
Census9 Jun 1880, Alma, Jackson, Wisconsin30 Age: 55
Death30 Oct 1882, Alma Centre, Jackson, Wisconsin1,17,2,27 Age: 57
BurialOak Creek Cemetery, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, Wisconsin31,27
OccupationSchoolteacher
FatherWilliam Jr. Corbin (1781-1846)
MotherMercy Howard (1782-1850)
Marriage28 Dec 1848, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, Wisconsin1,17,2,26
Marr MemoEdgar Hobart and Lawson incorrectly have the year as 1849.
ChildrenAlmira Isabella (1851-1916)
 Henrietta Maria (1852-1921)
 William Dwight (1855-1855)
 Cassius Martin (1857-1926)
 Lewis Randall (1861-1931)
 Jessie Jeanette (1863-1864)
Birth29 Dec 1836, Butternuts, Otsego, New York3
Census20 Jul 1860, Forest, Richland, Wisconsin32 Age: 23
Census4 Jun 1870, Albion, Jackson, Wisconsin33 Age: 33
Census MemoBorn Pennsylvania
Census12 Jun 1900, Alma, Jackson, Wisconsin34 Age: 63
Death1918, Jackson Co., Wisconsin Age: 81
BurialOakwood Cemetery, Merillan, Jackson, Wisconsin35
Alias/AKAReba (1870)
FatherRobert Knowlton
MotherElizabeth ???
Marriage27 Oct 1886, Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin36,37
Notes for Lewis Dwight Hoar
Surname changed in April 1831 from Hoar. He was active in the founding and financing of the Oak Creek Congregational Church, along with his father. His mother-in-law, Mercy Corbin, and his sister-in-law, Marilla Corbin, were living with him in Oak Creek at the time of the 1850 census on 17 July 1850. He also had Mathew Johnson, a laborer born in Germany, living with him and presumably helping on his farm. His real estate was valued at $3000 on the census. They moved from Oak Creek to Ripon some time in the Sep 1855 - Aug 1857 period. Operated a store in Auroraville, Wisconsin, 1860-1865 during the Civil War. I did not find him in Aurora Twp. in the 1860 census, nor in either the City of Ripon or Ripon Twp. Where he was living right then is not presently known. The 1870 census information was obviously supplied by a neighbor, as there are many errors. He was clerk for the local school district in Jackson Co. in the 1880s.

Note that O.A. Brittan, the Methodist minister who performed his second marriage, was a family friend (photos in family album), latter resided in Sufern[?], Douglas Co., Wisconsin.

His family bible and several other books of his (including a college natural history text) have been in the possession of his descendant Michael Hobart since the early 1970s.

F. G. Hobart has birth one year too early.4
Notes for Elvira Pamelia (Spouse 1)
She was a schoolteacher in Henrietta, Monroe Co., New York, for several years. She moved to Oak Creek (now South Milwaukee), Wisconsin, where her sister had preceded her. There she married Lewis Dwight Hobart.

The line for her in the 1870 census is blank, so the neighbor who supplied it did not know her well as of that time.

Her family bible and a number of her letters have been in the possession of Michael Hobart since the early 1970s. A pocket New Testament of hers was misplaced when Rose Hobart moved from her Richfield home to take up permanent residenc at Horseshoe Lake in 1972.

Elvira Hobart
Birth: 1824
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 1882
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA
Burial: First Congregational Cemetery
South Milwaukee
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: Nadeen Sobottka
Record added: Aug 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 7467282938
Notes for Rebecca J. (Spouse 2)
She survived Lewis Dwight Hobart, as is evidenced by the records of his probate, deeds, and confirmed by locating her burial. (Jackson Co., Wisconsin, probate records for L.D. Hobart, 1892.)

The 1900 census stated that she had seven children, with four still living. She was living with her son-in-law Martin Biggar at that time.

She was buried in Row #3, Plat #2 of the Oakwood Cemetery, under a large headstone "Biggar". Next to her is Alice M. 1853-1942, whom I would guess is a daughter by her first marraige, and Martin A. Biggar, probably her son-in-law. Martin A. Biggar and Sarah L. Johnson were the witnesses to the marriage.39

There is a Dexter Knowlton, died 4 July 1882 (aged 75y 4m 12d), buried in the East Lawn Cemetary. Possibly a relative.

I found it interesting that there is no mention of her in any of the family bibles, perhaps indicating that they had been dispersed to the children when Elvira died. More so is that I did not even hear of her until I saw a reference in the Edgar Hobart compilation and later confirmed it in the vital records. Possibly there was some bad feeling by the children about this. But it's too late to ask now.
Last Modified 25 Feb 2012Created 4 Jul 2012 using Reunion for Macintosh