William and Mary Ann (Cleveland) Amerman, Fleming

"William Henry Amerman b. 1844 (siblings are Peter L., Jacob, Eliza Ann). The family is living in Niles, Cayuga County, New York. William married Mary Ann Cleveland and, for a time, made their home in Sempronius as shown by 1870 census. Son Fred is listed in the 1870 census but does not appear in 1880 census." "William Henry Amerman born in 1844 and his wife Mary Ann Cleveland had twin boys, Day and Dorr. Day married Grace Hawkins and they had four children: Anna, William Henry Jr. Cleighton Day (my husband's father), and Doris. Of this generation, Doris lives in Colorado Springs. "

Charis Marrin, a descendant, wrote "I found a lot of Amermans in Cayuga County, N.Y.An e-mail on GenForum says the first Amermans to migrate to Cayuga Co. NY were descendants of Jacobus Amerman b 13 APR 1721 d 17 Jan 1777, wife Mariah (Herder, Harder).They had nine children:Hendrick, Albert, Jacobus, Mary, Fransvntje, Anna, Powel L. b 6 OCT 1762, Peter b 27 APR 1766, and Isaac b MAR 1768.Three sons emigrated to Cayuga: Peter in 1796, Isaac in 1808, and Powel L. in 1812.They were possibly the 1st Amermans to migrate there. Henry P. Amerman was born abt 1811 in NY, wife Mary Ann b abt 1821 in NY.
In 1850 census he was a farmer in Niles, Cayuga Co., NY.Children:William H. b 31 Jul 1844 NY, d 19 Aug 1924 Sterling Colo; Peter L. b abt 1837 NY; Jacob b abt 1847 NY; Ann Eliza b abt 1849 NY.It's possible Henry P's father was Peter or Isaac. William H. married Mary A. Cleveland in NY. She was born 26 Nov 1839 NY, d 25 Jan 1912 Sterling, Colo. 1850 to 1870 census he lived in Niles, NY.In 1880 Census he was a miller in Scott, Cortland Co., NY.Children:Fred b abt 1868, d NY before 1880 census; Dorr b 10 Aug 1872 NY, d 25 Aug 1956, LA, Calif.; Day b 10 Aug 1872 NY.
The family moved to Fleming, Colo and in the 1900 census Dorr and Day were 27 and lived at home in Fleming.Dorr was a teacher and Day was a cattle herder.
Dorr became a Methodist minister and married Katie Belle Morris (my grandmother) 16 Oct 1904 in Fleming.Children:Dorothy Mabel (my mother) b 13 Jul 1908, Atwood, Colo; d 14 Nov 1998 Santa Barbara, Calif; Lucille Wilma b 22 May 1912 Sedgwick, Colo., d 29 May 1960, Duarte, Calif.; Eugene Stanley b 18 Nov 1913, LA, Calif.; d abt 1976, LA Calif.The interesting thing about Dorr is that 1918he was thrown out of the church for heresy, looked about for a religion and joined the United Lodge of Theosophists.His children and grandchildren were and are Theosophists but my brother and I are not.Dorr and Katie Belle lived in Inglewood, Calif the rest of their lives. Dorothy (my mother) has 3 living children, Lucille 4, Eugene 4. Day b 10 Aug 1872, d ?.
1900 census Fleming, Colo.
1910 census - Fanning Pct., Scott's Bluff, Neb.
1920 Census - Fleming , Colo.
In the 1930 census he was listed twice - in Pueblo in a hospital, and in Crowley with Grace and Anna."

In 1880 Cortland County, New York, Wm. 36 and Mary 35 have Day and Dorr. 7.
In 1900 Logan County, William 55, Mary, 53, married 34 years, have Dorr and Day both born August 1872.
Dorr "Ammerman" married Katie Bell Morris Oct 16, 1904, recorded in Logan County.

Dorr Amerman claimed a quarter in sections 13 and 14, 8N 50W in 1910.

In 1910 Logan County, William and Mary are alone.
In 1920 Los Angeles County, William is living with son Dorr, 47. Kate B. is 36, born in Nebraska, Dorothy M. is 11, Lucile W. 7, Eugene S. 6, all three born in Colorado.

William 1844-1924 # 58284261 and Mary A. 1839-1912 are buried in Sterling.


In 1930 Los Angeles County, Dorr is a real estate agent, Kate a librarian, Dorothy 21 and Lucille 17 have no occupations, Eugene 16 works at the county library. Mary E. Morris, her mother, lives with them, 83, born in Indiana.
In 1935 Inglewood, California, Dorr is a janitor, Kate a librarian, Dorothy a teacher at the Jefferson School, Eugene and Lucile no occupation, all living at 4106 Lennox Avenue.
Dorothy is married to Andrew Marrin, 32, and they're living on Lennox Avenue in 1940 Inglewood.
Dorothy was born July 13, 1908 at Atwood, Colorado, and died Nov 14, 1998.
Lucile is married to John S. Wilcox in 1940 Inglewood, living on Van Buren Avenue, with Linda H. 1.
Lucille, born May 22, 1913, died May 29, 1960 in Los Angeles County.

Dorr, born Aug 10, 1872, died Aug 25, 1956 in Los Angeles County.
Kate B. (Kitty Belle) born Mar 5, 1883, died March 15, 1962 in Sacramento County, mother Emery.
In 1850 Owen County, Indiana, Jonathan Morris is 46, Sarah 34 (very clearly 34) , Nathan 20, Slater 17, Elizabeth 16, John 13, Samuel 12, Johnathan 9, and Levi 23.

In 1857 Rice County, Minnesota, Sarah Morris is 51, North Carolina, Walter 24 Ohio, Ann 19 Sweden, John 20 Ohio, Samuel 19 Ohio, Jonathan 16 Ohio, Guy 29 Ohio, Nancy J. 24 ?, Sarah Jane 7 Indiana, and Julius 5 Indiana,
In 1865 Rice County, Sarah J. is with James M. Pool - Rufus J., Sarah E. and Mary E. Pool.
In 1875 Rice County, Sarah Pool is living with Levi and Nancy J. Morris and nine kids.
In 1880 Otoe County, Nebraska, John Morris is 43, Mary 33, Cassius 19, Winfield 18, Ana 9, Aggie 7, and Edward 4. His mother Sarah Pool 74 is iwith them. So are his brother Samuel Morris 40 and nephew Elmer 4.

John Morris proved up a tract in 7, 8N 49W in 1903.

Winfield Morris claimed a tract in section 7, 8N 49W in 1893.
Cassius claime a tract in 7, 8N 49@ adn 12, 8N 50W in 1894, and another in section 6, 8N 49W in 1909.
In 1893-4 Samuel Morris was commander of the Fleming post of the G.A.R, for service as a private in E, 8th Minnesota Infantry. Jonathan Morris was a teamster in B, 8th Minnesota Infantry.
Kate's parents, John 1837-1918 # 44772544 and Mary Evelyn (Russell) Morris 1847-1932 are buried in Fleming.
February 9, 1900 Sterling Democrat "Mrs. Sarah Pool died, yesterday morning at 5 o'clock at the home of her son, John Morris, at Fleming, after a brief illness. Mrs. Pool was born in North Carolina May 23, 1806, and lived to the ripe old age of 93 years, 8 months and 12 days, retaining her mind remarkably well to the day of her death. She was the first white woman to settle in Rice county, Minn., where she lived the greater portion of her life. Her life abounds with charitable deeds which make her history intensely interesting. The funeral was held to-day at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Desellein ."

In 1913 stockholders of the Fleming State Bank included Day Amerman and J. Morris.

August 1898 Sterling "Win Morris returned from a trip to the Fleming country yesterday. He says threshing is in full blast on the Frenchman and that wheat is yielding exceptionally well-averaging all the way from sixteen to twenty bushels per acre."
1899 Sterling "Mesdames J. E. and J.W. Reed of Syracuse, Nebraska, sisters of Win Morris, are visiting relatives here and at Fleming."

Daniel Elmer Morris
Daniel had one older sister who died shortly after birth.
Daniel's mother died when he was only one and a half years old and his aunt Mary raised him until he was five years old. His father then raised him until he was twenty one years of age.
Daniel attended his schooling in Colorado. His father moved to Sterling Colorado with a brother and they took claims of land there. His father was a carpenter, he went through the Civil War, and lived until he was eighty three years old.
Daniel got married at twenty one years old to Jenny Dickenson at Morristown, Minnesota. She only lived about a year, passing away when their baby boy was born. They lived at Malby, Minnesota and Daniel had a claim there.
Daniel and his father now lived togeather again for another five years.
Daniel met Hattie Braman in the depot at Bemidji Minnesota where he had come to pick up Mrs. Braman and the children. On Nov. 5 1902 Daniel and Hattie were married. They lived on Daniel's homestead at Malby, Minnesota for one and a half years. They then sold out and moved to Charlson, North Dakota.
Daniel worked in the harvest fields there through threshing time. Hattie and Daniel lived on a claim for sixteen years, then moved from one farm to another renting. They moved to Canton, South Dakota where their tenth child was born, Della Hattie in 1919.
The Morris family then went to Missouri in 1919 when Della was six months old. They later moved back to South Dakota in 1920. They also lived in Westerham North Dakota for seven years by Sentenial Butte North Dakota, then moved to Minnesota, where Daniel Elmer Morris died on June 30, 1945 while living in Cass Lake. Daniel was buried at Bemidji, Minnesota.
After Daniel passed away, Hattie was in Wyoming and Colorado, then later moving to Yacolt, Washington. Daniel Elmer Morris and Hattie Morris were the parents of ten children; Evalena, Florence, George, Clara, Stella, Daniel, Walter, Robert, Frank, and Della. By 1959 Hattie had fifty three living grandchildren and sixty four living great-grandchildren.

Daniel 1875-1945 is buried in Bemidji, Minnesota # 115348676.

1875 Pueblo, Colorado "On Thursday about noon the residence of Mr. Nathan Morris, in East Pueblo, was struck by lightning. The lightning struck a tall iron stove pipe on the kitchen chimney, demolished it and passed into the kitchen, knocking Mrs. Morris down, and thence into the yard where it upset a son of Mr. Morris who was standing there at the time. Neither of the parties were much hurt. The plastering was knocked off the wall in the kitchen and quite a large hole in the floor . Nathan Morris was buried April 1, 1914 in Pueblo, Colorado # 111282488.
Mrs. Nathan Morris is buried 10-28-1899 in Pueblo # 106331445,