Our Family History

Genealogy of the Hughes, Maxwell, Museus and Vejtruba Families

John Bowell VANCE

John Bowell VANCE

Male 1846 - 1929  (82 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name John Bowell VANCE  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 26 Nov 1846  , , Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel 34, Lovina 36, James 7, George 5,John 3, Hugh J. 6/12, Rebecca Johns 74, & Ezekiel Vance 32, Farming 
    Census 1880  Exeter, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 1847 age 33 Farmer 
    Census 1 Jun 1905  Warren, St Croix, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    John B Vance 58, Mary E 53, Zella S 21, Glen J 14, and Mary G 7.  
    Census 1910  Warren, St Croix, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John B 68, Mary E 58, Glenn J 18, & Mary G 12, Farming 
    Census 1920  Warren, St Croix, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    ,age 73 w George & family, widow, farmer 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Reference Number 40 
    Residence Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 12 Jan 1929  Warren, St Croix, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Age: 82 
    Buried 16 Jan 1929  Roberts, St Croix, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I40  Tree 1
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2016 

    Father Samuel VANCE,   b. 21 Feb 1816, George, Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1898, Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Lavina JOHNS,   b. 12 Nov 1814, , Fayette, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1883, Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1841  , , Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Ellen WEST,   b. 24 Apr 1852, Sylvester, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1915, Warren, St Croix, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1871  [10
    Children 
    +1. Alice Ruth VANCE,   b. 16 Feb 1873, Exeter, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1951, , Hughes, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Jessie Mae VANCE,   b. 12 Sep 1874, Exeter, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1963, Monroe, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Nettie Lorna Lavina VANCE,   b. 3 Apr 1877, Exeter, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1959, , New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. George Nelson VANCE,   b. 26 Dec 1878, Bellville, Dane, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1953, New Richmond, St Croix, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Clara Zoe VANCE,   b. 26 May 1880, Exeter, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1969, New Richmond, St Croix, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +6. Samuel Judson VANCE,   b. 23 Dec 1882, , , Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1938, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     7. Susan Zella VANCE,   b. 26 Jun 1884,   d. 18 Jun 1968, , , Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     8. Kathryn West VANCE,   b. 21 Apr 1886, Monroe, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1967, Dixon, Lee, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     9. John Glenn VANCE,   b. 26 May 1891, Monroe, Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1969, Malheur, Malheur, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     10. James Bowell VANCE,   b. 28 Aug 1893, , Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1894, , Green, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. Mary Gwendolyn VANCE,   b. 7 Nov 1897, , Dane, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1916, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    John Bowell Vance
    John Bowell Vance
    1846-1929
    John Bowell Vance
    John Bowell Vance
    John B Vance Obituary 1929
    John B Vance Obituary 1929
    1900 US Census Sylvester Green WI Vance John B and Mary E
    1900 US Census Sylvester Green WI Vance John B and Mary E

    Documents
    George Nelson Vance, Mary Ellen, and George West
    George Nelson Vance, Mary Ellen, and George West
    1880 US Federal
    Vance John B Wisconsin State Censuses 1905
    Vance John B Wisconsin State Censuses 1905

    Headstones
    Mary Ellen and John Bowell Vance Headstone
    Mary Ellen and John Bowell Vance Headstone
    Warren Cemetery
    Roberts, Wisconsin

  • Notes 
    • MONROE TIMES
      JULY - DECEMBER, 1899
      September 28, 1899

      Mr. and Mrs. John B. Vance and daughter Mrs. N.L. Stevenson of Beersford, S.D., are here
      on a visit to Green County relatives.
    • From Commemorative Biographical Record of the Counties of Rock, Green, Grant, Iowa and Lafayette Wisconsin, publ. 1901 - page 559

      JOHN B. VANCE. Among the many excellent citizens and honest and prosperous residents of Sylvester township, Green county, none is more esteemed by his neighbors, or holds a higher degree of respect in every relation of life, than does our subject, who occupies a fine farm about four miles east of Monroe, Wisconsin.

      The grandfather of our subject, Hugh VANCE, was born in Pennsylvania, June 13, 1784, and died in 1827. In 1809 he married Margaret DEITRICK, who was born Oct. 20, 1790, and they reared a family of nine children: Mary, Malinda, Eliza, Samuel, Ezekiel, Keziah, Robert, George and Hugh, all of whom are deceased.

      Samuel VANCE, the father of our subject, was a native of Fayette county, Penn. In 1841 he married Lavina JOHNS, who was born Nov. 12, 1814, and died April 4, 1883. They came to Green county, Wis., about 1845, settling in Sylvester township. Mr. and Mrs. VANCE reared seven children: James P., deceased; George D., who resides in Kansas; John B., our subject; Hugh H., who resides in California; Ezekiel T., a retired farmer, of Monroe; Daniel W., a retired farmer, of Monroe; and Rebecca R., the wife of William RODERICK, a farmer of Jefferson. Samuel VANCE died Oct. 11, 1898. He was a well known citizen, and one of the first settlers in the township, where throughout life he followed agriculture. He was a consistent member of the Democratic party, and religiously one of the supporters of the First Baptist Church of Juda, Wisconsin.

      John B. VANCE, the subject proper of this sketch, was born Nov. 26, 1846, and grew to manhood on the farm, receiving his education in the district schools. As an agriculturist he has worked industriously all his life, and although he began as a poor boy his success has been as gratifying as that of many others who also began on a farm and later entered other professions. Mr. VANCE is now the owner of one of the fine farms of Green county, comprising 120 acres of well-improved land, with excellent buildings and fences, and a comfortable and substantial dwelling. All the buildings are new, both house and barn having been destroyed by fire and rebuilt since 1894.

      The marriage of our subject was celebrated on Nov. 26, 1871, to Mary E. West, who was born April 24, 1852, the daughter of George W. WEST, a retired farmer of Brodhead, Wis., and eleven children have been born of this union; Allie R., born in 1873, is now Mrs. W. J. HARPER; Jessie M., born in 1874, is the wife of Patrick H. WARD; Nettie L., born in 1875, is the wife of James L. STEVENSON; George N. was born in 1876; Clara Zoe, in 1880; Samuel J., in 1882; Susan Zell, in 1884; Kate W., in 1886; John G., in 1891; James B., in 1893 (died in 1894); and Mary G., in 1897. Both father and mother are still spared to this happy family.

      In politics Mr. VANCE has inherited his Democratic belief, all his family having been adherents of that party in the past. Although he does not belong to any particular religious denomination, our subject has always given his influence in the interests of morality, and lives up to the doctrine that honesty and fair dealing are necessary requisites in a man, whether he is bound by church discipline or not. He has reared a large family and has been blessed with prosperity, and he possesses the esteem not only of his relatives, but of the whole neighborhood in which he has founded his home.

  • Sources 
    1. [S17] 1910 Census U.S. Census, Minnesota, Ramsey, 2 WD St Paul; Online Images, St. Croix County Dwelling 29 (Reliability: 3).
      John B. 38, Mary E. 38, Glenn 18, Mary 12.

    2. [S19] 1920 Census U.S. Census; Online Images, Warren Township Dwelling 139 (Reliability: 3).
      John B. 73 Wd., George 41, Mrs. George 36, Vera M. Granddaughter 14, Gordon K. 10, Arnette B. 8, Harold N. 6.

    3. [S60] Commemorative Biographical Record, P. 559 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S122] Obituary (Reliability: 3).
      Funeral rites for John Vance on Wednesday. Funeral services for John B. Vance, who died Jan. 12, in the town of Warren, were held Wednesday at the chapel in the cemetery here. Rev. H. A. Stoughton officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Roberts in the spring.
      Mr. Vance was born on Nov. 26, 1846. He was married to Mary E. West on Nov. 26, 1875. His wife died thirteen years ago. Nine children, six daughters and three sons, survive.


    5. [S11] 1880 Census - United States, Rush River, St. Croix, Wisconsin, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Name: Household Record;), Family History Library Film 1255428 NA Film No T9-1428 P 95C (Reliability: 3).
      Exeter, Green County, WI Age 33 Born 1847 in WI Farmer, Father's Birthplace is PA, Mother's is New York

    6. [S13] State Census, 1905 P 554 # 70 (Reliability: 3), 10 May 2016.
      John B Vance 58, Mary E 53, Zella S 21, Glen J 14, and Mary G 7.
      http://interactive.ancestry.com/1055/CSUSAWI1905_27-0537?pid=2494081&backurl=http://search.ancestry.com//cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc%3DwKZ558%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26indiv%3D1%26db%3Dwistatecen%26gss%3Dangs-d%26new%3D1%26rank%3D1%26msT%3D1%26MS_AdvCB%3D1%26gsfn%3Djohn%2520b%26gsfn_x%3D1%26gsln%3Dvance%26gsln_x%3D1%26msypn__ftp%3DWarren,%2520St%2520Croix,%2520Wisconsin,%2520USA%26msypn%3D54393%26msypn_PInfo%3D8-%257C0%257C1652393%257C0%257C2%257C3247%257C52%257C0%257C2752%257C54393%257C0%257C%26msypn_x%3D1%26msypn__ftp_x%3D1%26ossyear%3D1905%26ossyearend%3D1905%26_83004003-n_xcl%3Df%26cpxt%3D1%26cp%3D12%26catbucket%3Drstp%26MSAV%3D2%26uidh%3D3g6%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D0%26h%3D2494081%26recoff%3D8%25209%252010%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=wKZ558&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true

    7. [S122] Obituary (Reliability: 3), 14 Aug 2016.
      Funeral Rites for John Vance on Wed.

      Funeral services for John B. Vance, who died Jan. 12, in the town of Warren, were held Wednesday at the chapel in the cemetery here, Rev. H. A. Stoughton officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Roberts in the spring.

      Mr. Vance was born on Nov. 26, 1846. He was married to Mary E. West on Nov. 26, 1875. His wife died thriteen years ago. Nine children, six daughters and three sons, survive.


    8. [S63] Death Certificate, Vital Records, St Croix County Register of Deeds. 1101 Carmichael Road, Hudson, Wisconsin, 54016. 1929. Page 515. (Reliability: 3), 10 Sep 2016.
      Warren, St Croix County, Wisconsin. John B. Vance, resident of Warren for 24 years; Widowed; Husband of Mary Vance; Date of Birth Nov 26, 1846; age 82 years, 1 month, 16 days; birthplace Wisconsin; Occupation Retired Farmer; Father Samuel Vance born in Pennsylvania; Mother unknown, born in Pennsylvania. Informant is George Vance of Roberts, Wisconsin. Date of Death Jan 12, 1929. Cause of death was Myocarditis for 10 days, contributory Influenza for 14 days. Place of burial Roberts, Wisconsin and date of burial Jan 16, 1929.
      Death Certificate is in my possession.

    9. [S298] FindAGrave, Jim Tipton, Find A Grave Memorial# 159501945 (Reliability: 3), 10 Apr 2016.
      John Bowell Vance
      Birth: Nov. 26, 1846
      Death: Jan. 12, 1929
      Warren Cemetery
      Roberts, St. Croix, Wisconsin, USA
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=159501945

    10. [S122] Obituary (Reliability: 3), 14 Aug 2016.
      Funeral Rites for John Vance on Wed.

      Funeral services for John B. Vance, who died Jan. 12, in the town of Warren, were held Wednesday at the chapel in the cemetery here, Rev. H. A. Stoughton officiating. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Roberts in the spring.

      Mr. Vance was born on Nov. 26, 1846. He was married to Mary E. West on Nov. 26, 1875. His wife died thirteen years ago. Nine children, six daughters and three sons, survive.


This site powered by The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding ©, v. 11.1.2, written by Darrin Lythgoe 2001-2018.