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Biographical Sketch for
Joshua Wedge Family


Joshua Wedge------+
                  +---+----Margaret----------------+
Margaret Strang---+   |                            |
                      |    Peter W. Stewart--------+
                      |
                      |
                      +----William-----------------+
                      |                            +--+--Twins
                      |    Hulda Wright------------+  +--William Clinton
                      |
                      |
                      +----John--------------------+  +--Mina May
                      |                            |  +--Ida
                      |                            |  +--Charles A.
                      |                            +--+--Cora L.
                      |                            |  +--Bertha L.
                      |                            |  +--Clarence
                      |    Eliza D. Dewey----------+  +--Ernest M.
                      |
                      |
                      +----Henry-------------------+
                      |                            +--+--George Lewis
                      |    Christina Janie Miller--+  +--Blanche (adopted)
                      |
                      |
                      +----Mary Jane---------------+
                      |                            |
                      |    John Monteath Strang----+
                      |
                      |
                      +----George Strang-----------+
                                                   +--+--Earl S.
                           Amy Smart---------------+


Joshua Wedge

Born February 2, 1818, in Canada. Married Margaret Strang on January 9, 1838. See tree above for children. Came to Lake County in 1841 and took up government land. Farmer. Died February 3, 1899, at age 81.

Margaret Strang

See Strang sketch for more details.

Met Joshua Wedge near Chatham, Canada, and married him January 9, 1838. Died March 31, 1892, at age 78 years, 7 months, 1 day.


Children of Peter and Margaret Strang Wedge


Margaret

Born December 2, 1838, in Canada. Married
Peter W. Stewart on November 24, 1862. Died May 11, 1876, in childbirth, as did child.

William

Born October 6, 1840, in Canada. Married Hulda Wright about November 28, 1864. Children: Twins, died at birth in 1869; William Clinton, born July 20, 1870, married Leona Thorn in 1896, died on May 26, 1920. Married Sarah. Lived in Grayslake, Ill. Died May 15, 1923, in Waukegan, Ill.

John

Born January 14, 1844, in Millburn, Ill. Married Eliza D. Dewey. Children: Mina May, born 1866, married Robert Sylvester Grice of North Chicago, Ill. about November 27, 1889, died April, 1955; Ida, born August 28, 1868, died April 14, 1897, of consumption, at age 28 years 7 months 26 days (obituary); Charles A., born February 2, 1871, married Mollie E Cooper on February 10, 1895, died November 16, 1901 (obituary); Cora L., born March 31, 1874, married Harlow Combs on July 4, 1896, died April 6, 1900 (obituary); Bertha L., born August 19, 1879, married S. S. Boothman of Chicago on March 26, 1900, at Minneapolis (coverage), moved to Minneapolis, died February 28, 1965; Clarence, born June 10, 1882, married Jessie L. (unknown) (9/17/1884 - 2/21/1981) died August 13, 1957; Ernest M., born December 19, 1889, died March 20, 1959. Died July 16, 1903 (obituary).

Henry

Born June 8, 1848. Married Christina Janie Miller Children: George Lewis, born December 13, 1872, died April 15, 1886 (see obituary under name of Louis Wedge); Blanche Tidmarch (adopted). Farmed land just north of Grubb School. Died November 2, 1920.

Mary Jane

Born April 2, 1851. Married John Monteath Strang on November 19, 1873. No children. Died July 27, 1930 (1928?) (photos available: 1879, 1881).

George Strang

Born June 22, 1855. Married Amy Smart about December 8, 1884. Children: Earl S., born October 29, 1888, died January 2, 1940. Moved to Antioch, Ill. Died August 1, 1936.
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