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Peter Stewart Family



Peter Stewart-----+
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                  |   |
Elizabeth Legg----+   |
                      |    Margaret Wedge------------+
                      |                              |
                      +----Peter W.------------------+
                      |                              +---Gladys Belle
                      |    Elizabeth Bonner----------+
                      |
                      +----Annie Elizabeth-----------+  +-Leola Montgomery
                      |                              |  +-Orella  Stewart
                      |                              +--+-Erma Elizabeth
                      |                              |  +-Lyle Richard
                      |    John Hughes---------------+  +-Ethel Mary
                      |
                      |
                      |    Lydia B. Dearborn---------+
                      |                              +---Florence Dearborn
                      |                              |
                      +----George Legg---------------+
                      |                              |
                      |    Alice M. White------------+
                      |
                      +----Alexander Hay-------------+
                      |                              |  +-Edna Marcella
                      |                              |  +-Lyburn Bremner
                      |                              +--+-Ross Elliot
                      |                              |  +-Irene Livingston
                      |                              |  +-Maud Mabel
                      |    Agnes Gifford McCredie----+
                      |                              |
                      |    Mary Corin----------------+
                      |
                      +----James B.
                      |
                      +----William Bremner-----------+
                      |                              |
                      |    Jane McAlister Strang-----+
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                      |
                      |
                      |    Ida Jane Hockaday---------+
                      |                              +--+-Clarence Hockaday
                      |                              |  +-Edith Ida
                      +----John Thomas---------------+
                      |                              |
                      |    Margaret Keith Thain------+
                      |
                      +----Elizabeth-----------------+
                                                     |  +-Vivien Louise
                                                     +--+-Leslie Stewart
                                                     |  +-Mabel E.
                                                     |
                           James H. Bonner-----------+



Peter Stewart

Read biographical sketch published in 1891.

Born April 6, 1805 in Strichen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Married in Scotland to bride who lived only a short time. Left Scotland for Canada in 1829. Contractor, worked on St. Lawrence Canal. Married Elizabeth Legg in Quebec, Canada, on May 21, 1838. See tree above for children. Came to Kane County, Ill., to work on a DuPage River aqueduct in Dec, 1838. Came to farm east of Millburn in 1841-2. Bought land from federal government. Around 1850, rented farm out, went to Lockport to work on Illinois and Michigan Canal. Not sure when returned. Became naturalized citizen of US in 1861. Died October 23, 1874, at age 69 years, 6 months, and 7 days. (photo available: 1865).

Elizabeth Legg

Read biographical sketch published in 1877 under Elizabeth Stewart.

Born February 27, 1811, in Stewartfield, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Came to Canada from Scotland in 1831. Lived with a married sister, a Mrs. Kerr. Married Peter Stewart in Canada, on May 21, 1838. Died February 8, 1889, at age 77 years, 11 months, and 11 days. (photos available: 1888, 1889).


Children of Peter and Elizabeth Legg Stewart


Peter W.

Read
biographical sketch published in 1902.

Born February 20, 1839, in Will County, Ill. Married Margaret Wedge on November 24, 1862. She was born December 02, 1838, and died May 11, 1876, during childbirth. Married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bonner on July 4, 1877. Children. Active in community service, was Justice of the Peace 1884-5, Supervisor 1885-6, Assessor a number of years. Treasurer of Millburn Mutual Insurance Company. Died January 28, 1910, in Gurnee, Ill (obituary). (photo available: 1884, 1895).

Annie Elizabeth

Born March 21, 1841, in Will County, Ill. Married John H. Hughes on October 27, 1859, in Millburn, Ill. Children Died December 28, 1920, in Lake Villa, Ill. (photos available: 1888, 1890, 1895, 1899, 1906, 1914).

George Legg

Read biographical sketch published in
1877.
Read Ninety-Sixth Regiment entry published 1887.
Read biographical sketch published in 1902.

Born May 3, 1843, on Sleepy Hollow Farm in Millburn, Ill. Married Lydia B. Dearborn (photo), whose mother was a daughter of "Father" Dodge, about October 10, 1865.in Millburn, Ill. She died on November 29, 1893, in Waukegan, Illinois (obituary). Children: Florence Dearborn, born December 2, 1873, married Mr. Gray in July, 1899, had a son, lived in Dakota, died in 1909 (photos: 1888, 1895). Married Alice Margaret White (photo), on October 28, 1897, at Millburn, Ill. (coverage). Civil war service in Company C, 96th Regiment of Illinois Volunteers. Partner of Strang in mercantile in Millburn, 9 years, ending December, 1881. Secretary of Millburn Mutual Insurance Company. Government service at Chicago Sub-Treasury office of US. Later started insurance office in Waukegan. Suffered paralytic stroke on June 21, 1902 and remained an invalid. Died December 26, 1907, in Waukegan, Ill. (obituary, obituary). (photos available: 1890, 1900).

Alexander Hay

Read biographical sketch published in 1877.

Born June 10, 1845, at Sleepy Hollow Farm. Married Agnes Gifford McCredie on June 10, 1873, at Millburn, Ill. Children: Edna Marcella (photo), born January 27, 1874, married Alfred E. Pember on August (September?) 22, 1904, died 1920, in Amherst, Ohio; Lyburn Bremner, born January 17, 1876, married Lizzie M. McFarland April 14, 1904, died September 4, 1941, in Chicago, Ill.; Ross Elliot (photo), born July 28, 1878, married Lydia Claire Galbraith on September 3, 1907, in Chicago, she died in June of 1908 (buried in Rolling Prairie, Indiana), married Mary Dickerman on November 18, 1919, died September 26, 1950, in Chicago, Ill.; Irene Livingston, born April 2, 1880, married Ralph C. Taylor on May 23, 1900, died February 3, 1966, in Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada (obituary); Maud Mabel, born October 19, 1882, died February 20, 1887. Warren Township Supervisor. Justice of the Peace. Treasurer of Millburn Mutual Insurance Company. Married Mary Corin (born May, 1852) about April 3, 1888, in Chicago, Ill. She died at Christmas, 1906, of gastritis. Died October 30, 1922, in Chicago, Ill. (photos available: 1880).

James B.

Born December 3, 1847, at Sleepy Hollow Farm. Did not marry. Died September 19, 1871, of typhus, in Cedar River, Mich., at age 23 years, 9 months, 16 days.

William Bremner

Born February 24, 1850, at Sleepy Hollow Farm. Married
Jane (Jennie M.) Strang, January 7, 1875, at Millburn, Ill. No children. Treasurer of Millburn Mutual Insurance Company. Drove farm product delivery route between Millburn and Evanston until 1920. Died May 24, 1925, at Waukegan, Ill. (photo available: 1885, 1890, 1921).

John Thomas

Born July 10, 1852, at Sleepy Hollow Farm. Married
Ida Jane Hockaday on December 21, 1876, in Waukegan, Ill. She died at age 26 on October 04, 1882, of galloping consumption. Children: Clarence Hockaday, born November 27, 1877, married Ethel Hall on June 26, 1906, died October 7, 1949; Edith Ida, born February 4, 1880, married Albert Schulze on May 1, 1907, died November 16, 1957. Married Margaret Keith Thain on July 07 (October 20?), 1887, at Millburn, Ill. She died April 25, 1914. Railroad stationmaster. Later a wholesale grocer. Died July 5, 1931, in St. Paul, Minn. (photo available: 1885).

Elizabeth

Born October 10, 1857, at Sleepy Hollow Farm. Married
James Hugh Bonner on October 10, 1879. Children. School teacher before marriage. Church organist. Died October 13, 1945. (photo available: 1890, 1929, 1935, 1943).

Children of Peter W. and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Bonner Stewart


Gladys Belle

Adopted daughter, born April 26, 1890. Married Simeon Whipple Ames on December 27, 1910. Children: (adopted) Ruth Elizabeth (unknown last name), married Lloyd D. Norwood. Simeon died. Married Frank McCarthy. Died on July 4, 1985.
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