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Descendants of Johann Jost Proppert/Propper


Bill Proper at a Canadian Fiddle Contest
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This is the line my maternal grandfather William E. Proper. Known as Bill, he was a lumberman and antique dealer by trade. And, for fun, he played his fiddle. Like many in the family, he taught himself how to play. My grandmother accompanied him on the piano, guitar, or accordion. They loved to entertain and we spent many nights in their small frame home listening to them play till early morning. Gramp participated in Old Time Fiddler contests in the USA and Canada. He was a hunter and loved to fish for trout in the small streams near their home in Grand Valley, in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Bill and Viola loved to travel and they formed friendships from Canada to the southern states. Sometimes he went on fishing trips to Canada. During the cold winters, they enjoyed traveling to warmer climates with their travel trailer. They had many friends and their home was always ready for company.
By Kathy Goodman

Generation No. 1

1. JOHANN JOST1 PROPPERT/PROPPER1 was born 1679. He married ANNA ELISABETHA ?1 1699 in Germany. She was born Abt. 1680.

Children of JOHANN PROPPERT/PROPPER and ANNA ? are:

i. MARIA BARBARA2 PROPERT/PROPPER1, b. Abt. 1700.

2. ii. JOHANN FRIEDERICH PROPERT/PROPPER, b. Abt. 1702.

iii. JOHANN PIETER PROPERT/PROPPER1, b. Abt. 1705.

Generation No. 2

2. JOHANN FRIEDERICH2 PROPERT/PROPPER (JOHANN JOST1 PROPPERT/PROPPER)1 was born Abt. 1702. He married SUSANNA MARGARETHA FORSTER1 1723 in Livingston Manor, Albany (Now Columbia) County, New York, daughter of JOHANN FORSTER and MARIA MEYER. She was born 06 October 1700.

Children of JOHANN PROPERT/PROPPER and SUSANNA FORSTER are:

i. JOHANN JOST3 PROPER1, b. 1725.

ii. MARIA MARGARETHA PROPER1, b. 1727.

iii. JOHANN GEORG PROPER1, b. 1729.

iv. ANNA ELISABETHA PROPER1, b. 1731.

v. JOHANN BALTHASAR PROPER1, b. 26 December 1733; d. 02 March 1807; m. JANNETJE PROPER; b. Abt. 1733.

vi. ZACHARIAS PROPER1, b. 21 December 1735.

3. vii. SAMUEL PROPER, b. 1738; d. 05 December 1779, Livingston Manor, New York.

viii. ZACHARIAS PROPER1, b. 1740.

Generation No. 3

3. SAMUEL3 PROPER (JOHANN FRIEDERICH2 PROPERT/PROPPER, JOHANN JOST1 PROPPERT/PROPPER)1 was born 1738, and died 05 December 1779 in Livingston Manor, New York2. He married ANNA/ANNATJE SHOETS SCHURTZ3 22 April 1764 in Low Dutch Church, Linlithgo, NY, daughter of SIMON SCHURTZ and CHRISTINA ?. She was born Abt. 1744.

Children of SAMUEL PROPER and ANNA/ANNATJE SCHURTZ are:

i. FREDERICK4 PROPER3, b. 12 January 1765, Livingston Manor, Albany (Now Columbia) County, New York4; d. 26 November 17774.

4. ii. HENDRICH/HENRY PROPER, b. 30 November 1766, Livingston Manor, Albany (Now Columbia) County, New York.

iii. SUSANNA PROPER5, b. 09 October 17686.

5. iv. BALTHAS/BALTUS PROPER, b. Abt. 1771, Livingston Manor, New York; d. 03 January 1844, Sheldon, New York.

v. ZACHARIAS PROPER, b. 24 May 17736.

vi. CHRISTINA PROPER, b. 29 September 17766.

6. vii. FREDERICK SAMUEL PROPER, b. 23 April 1779, Livingston Manor, Albany (Now Columbia) County, New York; d. Hanover, Chautauqua Co. NY.

Generation No. 4

4. HENDRICH/HENRY4 PROPER (SAMUEL3, JOHANN FRIEDERICH2 PROPERT/PROPPER, JOHANN JOST1 PROPPERT/PROPPER)7 was born 30 November 1766 in Livingston Manor, Albany (Now Columbia) County, New York8. He married MARIA ? in Williamsburg, Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada. She was born Abt. 1766.

Children of HENDRICH/HENRY PROPER and MARIA ? are:

i. ELIZABETH5 PROPER, b. Abt. 1792, Williamsburg, Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada8.

ii. GEORGE GRINNEL PROPER, b. Abt. 1792, Williamsburg, Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada8.

iii. SAMUEL PROPER, b. Abt. 1794, Williamsburg, Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada8.

iv. JOHN PROPER, b. Abt. 1797, Williamsburg, Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada8.

v. SARAH PROPER, b. Abt. 1799, Williamsburg, Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada8.

vi. MARY PROPER, b. Abt. 1801, Williamsburg, Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada8.

vii. CATHARINE PROPER, b. Abt. 1804, Williamsburg, Dundas Co., Ontario, Canada8.

5. BALTHAS/BALTUS4 PROPER (SAMUEL3, JOHANN FRIEDERICH2 PROPERT/PROPPER, JOHANN JOST1 PROPPERT/PROPPER)9 was born Abt. 1771 in Livingston Manor, New York10, and died 03 January 1844 in Sheldon, New York. He married MARGARET MYERS March 1800, daughter of LEONARD MYERS and MARY ?. She was born 1780, and died 05 September 1872.

Children of BALTHAS/BALTUS PROPER and MARGARET MYERS are:

i. LEONARD MYERS5 PROPER, b. 08 May 1805.

ii. DAVID PROPER, b. 28 August 1807.

iii. JACOB M. PROPER, b. 17 February 1813.

iv. REBECCA PROPER, b. 19 May 1816.

7. v. ZACHARIAH PROPER, b. 03 August 1819, NY; d. 13 February 1877, Michigan.

vi. RACHEL PROPER, b. 22 March 1823.

6. FREDERICK SAMUEL4 PROPER (SAMUEL3, JOHANN FRIEDERICH2 PROPERT/PROPPER, JOHANN JOST1 PROPPERT/PROPPER) was born 23 April 1779 in Livingston Manor, Albany (Now Columbia) County, New York10, and died in Hanover, Chautauqua Co. NY. He married (1) LYDDIE ?. She was born Abt. 1790 in Hanover, Chautauqua Co. NY. He married (2) MARY MYERS Abt. 1801, daughter of LEONARD MYERS and MARY ?. She was born Abt. 1779.

Children of FREDERICK PROPER and LYDDIE ? are:

i. ANNA5 PROPER, b. Abt. 1810.

ii. LYDDIA PROPER, b. Abt. 1811.

iii. SALLY PROPER, b. Abt. 1812.

iv. BARNEY PROPER, b. Abt. 1816.

v. CHARLOTTE PROPER, b. Abt. 1817.

vi. MARY PROPER, b. Abt. 1821.

vii. JANE PROPER, b. Abt. 1822.

Children of FREDERICK PROPER and MARY MYERS are:

viii. SAMUEL5 PROPER, b. 1802.

ix. JOHN PROPER, b. 1805.

x. CATHARINE PROPER, b. 1807.

xi. LEONARD MYERS PROPER, b. 1809.

Generation No. 5

7. ZACHARIAH5 PROPER (BALTHAS/BALTUS4, SAMUEL3, JOHANN FRIEDERICH2 PROPERT/PROPPER, JOHANN JOST1 PROPPERT/PROPPER)11 was born 03 August 1819 in NY11, and died 13 February 1877 in Michigan11. He married (1) RHODA C. BROWN11 in Erie County, New York. She was born 29 October 182412, and died 24 July 186613. He married (2) OLIVE ? Abt. 1868. She was born Abt. 184813.

Children of ZACHARIAH PROPER and RHODA BROWN are:

8. i. LEONARD MYERS6 PROPER, b. 05 October 1842, Wyoming County, New York; d. 07 March 1926, Grand Valley, Eldred Twp., Warren Co., PA.

ii. MARY PROPER, b. Abt. 1844.

iii. MILLARD FILLMORE PROPER, b. Abt. 1852, Grand Valley, Pennsylvania13.

iv. MARGARET E. PROPER, b. Abt. 1854.

v. SAMUAL P. PROPER, b. Abt. 185713; d. 25 April 1898, Corwith, MI.

Generation No. 6

8. LEONARD MYERS6 PROPER (ZACHARIAH5, BALTHAS/BALTUS4, SAMUEL3, JOHANN FRIEDERICH2 PROPERT/PROPPER, JOHANN JOST1 PROPPERT/PROPPER) was born 05 October 1842 in Wyoming County, New York14,15, and died 07 March 1926 in Grand Valley, Eldred Twp., Warren Co., PA16,17. He married MARY JANE EMERSON November 1863, daughter of CHARLES EMERSON and ABIGAIL SMITH. She was born 20 October 1844 in Crawford Co., PA, and died 10 January 1917 in Grand Valley, Eldred Twp., Warren Co., PA.

Children of LEONARD PROPER and MARY EMERSON are:

i. ALTA SURVILLA7 PROPER, b. 14 July 1864.

ii. MINNIE ADELAIDE PROPER, b. 29 November 1867; d. Aft. 1955; m. (1) ? CHILDS; b. Abt. 1865; m. (2) WILLIAM R. BLACKMAN, 12 April 1893; b. Abt. 1867.

iii. ALICE AMELIA PROPER, b. 23 June 1869, Grand Valley, Pennsylvania18; d. 13 December 1946, Tidoute, Warren Co., PA; m. PETER MYERS; b. Abt. 1868; d. December 1943, Tidioute, Warren Co., PA18.

iv. HATTIE LENORA PROPER, b. 04 May 1874, Grand Valley, Pennsylvania18; m. JOHN HAZZARD; b. Abt. 1874; d. 31 May 1944, Kinzua, Warren County, PA.

v. FREDERICK ELEMUEL PROPER, b. 29 September 1881, Grand Valley, Pennsylvania18.

vi. GEORGE VERTNER PROPER, b. Abt. 1883.

9. vii. LEONARD RAYMOND PROPER, b. 11 June 1885, Grand Valley, Eldred Township, Pennsylvania; d. 17 December 1956, Kinzua, Warren Co., Pennsylvania.

Generation No. 7

9. LEONARD RAYMOND7 PROPER (LEONARD MYERS6, ZACHARIAH5, BALTHAS/BALTUS4, SAMUEL3, JOHANN FRIEDERICH2 PROPERT/PROPPER, JOHANN JOST1 PROPPERT/PROPPER) was born 11 June 1885 in Grand Valley, Eldred Township, Pennsylvania, and died 17 December 1956 in Kinzua, Warren Co., Pennsylvania. He married ROSE ANNA LORINDA BUSH19 22 February 1904, daughter of DANIEL BUSH and MARY KERNEY. She was born 14 August 1885 in Triumph Township, Warren Co., Pennsylvania, and died 11 January 1980 in Titusville, Pennsylvania.

Children of LEONARD PROPER and ROSE BUSH are:

10. i. LYLE EVERETT8 PROPER, b. 20 June 1905, Titusville, Pennsylvania; d. December 1982, Pennsylvania.

11. ii. WILLIAM ELMER PROPER, b. 13 June 1907, Tidioute, Warren Co., Pennsylvania; d. 15 September 1986, Titusville Hospital, Titusville, Crawford Co., PA.

12. iii. MARY ALTA PROPER, b. 01 September 1917, Pennsylvania; d. 23 December 1973.

Generation No. 8

10. LYLE EVERETT8 PROPER (LEONARD RAYMOND7, LEONARD MYERS6, ZACHARIAH5, BALTHAS/BALTUS4, SAMUEL3, JOHANN FRIEDERICH2 PROPERT/PROPPER, JOHANN JOST1 PROPPERT/PROPPER) was born 20 June 1905 in Titusville, Pennsylvania, and died December 1982 in Pennsylvania. He married (1) THELMA ?. She was born Abt. 1905. He married (2) JOYE ?. She was born Abt. 1930. He married (3) EDITH HORTON CAMPBELL. She was born 15 July 1912 in Pennsylvania, and died 23 June 1993 in Pennsylvania.

Child of LYLE PROPER and THELMA ? is:

ii. BETTY DOLORES9 PROPER

Child of LYLE PROPER and JOYE ? is:

i. CEORA JOYE9 PROPER

Children of LYLE PROPER and EDITH CAMPBELL are:

iii. JOAN RUTH9 PROPER.

iv. JOYCE MARIE PROPER20.

v. LYLE RAYMOND PROPER20

vi. MERAL EVERETT PROPER

vii. WILLIAM RAY PROPER

11. WILLIAM ELMER8 PROPER (LEONARD RAYMOND7, LEONARD MYERS6, ZACHARIAH5, BALTHAS/BALTUS4, SAMUEL3, JOHANN FRIEDERICH2 PROPERT/PROPPER, JOHANN JOST1 PROPPERT/PROPPER) was born 13 June 1907 in Tidioute, Warren Co., Pennsylvania, and died 15 September 1986 in Titusville Hospital, Titusville, Crawford Co., PA. He married VIOLA MARIE SUTTON 16 August 1928 in Westfield, Chautauqua Co, New York, daughter of DANIEL SUTTON and MARY BRITTON. She was born 29 September 1909 in Pineville, Southwest Township, Warren Co., Pennsylvania, and died 10 January 2001 in Titusville Hospital, Titusville, Crawford Co., PA.

Children of WILLIAM PROPER and VIOLA SUTTON are:

i. SHIRLEY MAXINE9 PROPER21; m. (1) THOMAS MILTON GHERING22, 26 October 1946, Ripley, Chautauqua Co, New York; b. 01 November 1925, Cherrytree Township, Venango County, PA22; d. 31 March 1989, Titusville, PA; m. (2) CLYDE CAMP; m. (3) ALVIN WENZEL; m. (4) MAURICE NEWLIN; (5) JAMES SALHANY

ii. ALETHA LOUISE PROPER, b. 08 June 1931, Neiltown, Pennsylvania; d. 29 June 2002, Erie, PA; m. (1) GRANT ULYSSES MYERS; m. (2) RICHARD CRUMLEY.

iii. WILMA JEAN PROPER, b. 02 October 1944, Titusville, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania; d. 31 May 1969, Cresson, Cambria Co., Pennsylvania.

12. MARY ALTA8 PROPER (LEONARD RAYMOND7, LEONARD MYERS6, ZACHARIAH5, BALTHAS/BALTUS4, SAMUEL3, JOHANN FRIEDERICH2 PROPERT/PROPPER, JOHANN JOST1 PROPPERT/PROPPER) was born 01 September 1917 in Pennsylvania, and died 23 December 1973. She married HARRY G. SELLEN 28 September 1933 in Warren, Pennsylvania, son of THOMAS SELLEN and JULIA BURCH. He was born 08 February 1914 in Elgin, Erie County, Pennsylvania, and died 16 April 1986 in Jamestown, Pennsylvania.

Children of MARY PROPER and HARRY SELLEN are:

i. NANCY9 SELLEN, m. JOHN STASWOISKI.

ii. THOMAS R SELLEN, m. LOIS ?.

iii. RONALD R. SELLEN, m. LINDA ?.

Endnotes

1. by Lewis G. Proper, Proper Family History, (Published in 1996).

2. Proper Family History By Lewis G. Proper Rochester, New York 1996 ISBN: 1-55787-145-0

3. by Lewis G. Proper, Proper Family History, (Published in 1996).

4. Proper Family History By Lewis G. Proper Rochester, New York 1996 ISBN: 1-55787-145-0

5. by Lewis G. Proper, Proper Family History, (Published in 1996).

6. Proper Family History By Lewis G. Proper Rochester, New York 1996 ISBN: 1-55787-145-0

7. by Lewis G. Proper, Proper Family History, (Published in 1996).

8. Proper Family History By Lewis G. Proper Rochester, New York 1996 ISBN: 1-55787-145-0

9. by Lewis G. Proper, Proper Family History, (Published in 1996).

10. Proper Family History By Lewis G. Proper Rochester, New York 1996 ISBN: 1-55787-145-0

11. by Lewis G. Proper, Proper Family History, (Published in 1996).

12. Larry Sutton.

13. Proper Family History By Lewis G. Proper Rochester, New York 1996 ISBN: 1-55787-145-0

14. by Lewis G. Proper, Proper Family History, (Published in 1996).

15. Larry Sutton.

16. by Lewis G. Proper, Proper Family History, (Published in 1996).

17. Larry Sutton.

18. Proper Family History By Lewis G. Proper Rochester, New York 1996 ISBN: 1-55787-145-0

19. Robert A. Sutton and Gordon A. Sutton, Sutton History, (Published in 2004), 79, Viola Marie Sutton-86.

20. Proper Family History By Lewis G. Proper Rochester, New York 1996 ISBN: 1-55787-145-0

21. Marriage application.

22. Social Security Application.