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From: "Leonard, Lynn" <>
Subject: [GREATHOUSE] John and Catharina family -Another Possible Immigrant
Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 23:03:52 -0600
This article was sent in by Larry Kistner. The clipping was furnished
by Lois Goodson of the Edwards County Historical Society.
Larry said "It looks like a newspaper piece that would have been
published around 1974 shortly after Cleveland died. I am sure that the
information in the piece was furnished to the Albion Register by
Cleveland's son Gilbert. Lois gave me Gilbert's address in Cincinnati
and I wrote to him on the issues concerning whether Isaac's father was
Enoch or John. Gilbert is now very old and probably because of aging
factors did not reply to my letter. That was months ago."
This is not first hand information and therefore not proof of any kind.
But it does bring up the possibility of another immigrant in the family.
It also would mean we have some connections wrong in this family file. I
believe this information has been presented before, but perhaps some of
you have made progress in your research and can shed light on this now.
I transcribed the article, as the copy did not scan well.
Thank you Larry.
Enoch Greathouse. Cleveland's great grandfather, a native of Germany.
came to the United States, settled for a time in Pennsylvania. then
moved to Kentucky. In 1804 he came to Illinois and settled on the land
which is now Mt Carmel, the first settler in Mt Carmel Precinct and one
of the first in that part of Illinois west of the Wabash River. Enoch
had four children, Enoch Jr., Rachel, Leah and Isaac.
Isaac. Cleveland's grandfather. was born in Kentucky in 1782 and came to
Edwards County in 1815, being one of the first five families to settle
in the county. In 1821 he settled on the land lying on the north east
corner of what is now the intersection of Illinois Route 130 and the
West Salem-Mt. Erie Road. Isaac: had eleven children: David.,Princeton,
Enoch, George, Dorothy. Eliza. Julia. Francis, Jane, Ellen. and Nancy.
Isaac: died in 1843.
Francis , Cleveland's father. was born in 1831. He inherited and bought
much land in Edwards and Wabash counties and built his own home
one-fourth mile south of the West Salem- Mt Erie Road and what is now
Illinois Route 130. . This home. Built about 1850, shown in the picture
(Francis, his wife, June. and little son. Cleveland are standing at the
gate) is still standing. though in disrepair (1980). This home was also
used as a stage-coach stop in Francis' time on the Hack Line or AC Trail
(Albion to Charleston). Francis had nine children: Timothy. Jersey.
Charles. Alta. Mary. Walter, Ella., Chester and Cleveland. Francis died
Cleveland was born in 1885. .. He married Cleo Phelps and they had four
children, Corwin,, Bernadine. Duane, and Gilbert. Cleveland inherited
the farm home where he was born, continued to live there, bought more
land, and farmed till near the time of his death. He loved the farm and
carefully preserved the old home both outside and inside just as it had
been in Francis' time. Cleo died in 1965: Cleveland in 1974
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