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The Camfield, Campfield, Canfield Family
in America

(one branch descended from Matthew Camfield)
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Generation VII.
John CANFIELD, b. 5 Jan. 1802 in Sadsbury Twp. Crawford Co. Pa., d. Aug 5, 1873 in Brooklyn V see NOTE below, Hennepin Co. Minn. Married Margaret GRIER, dau. of James and Frances GROVES WILSON in 1837. In 1855 John CANFIELD, his wife Margaret and their six children, including a six weeks old baby left their home in Pennsylvania for Minnesota. The journey was made in a double-bottomed oaken raft, 50 ft. long. Down the Ohio River to Galena, Illinois. At this point they changed to a river packet boat as the raft was too ungainly to go up the Mississippi. They settled in a place in Wabasha Co. Minn which became known as "Canfield Springs". Margaret died June 25, 1865 at the age of 50 years. John and Margaret GRIER CANFIELD had six children, two of whom served in the Union Army in the Civil War (James and William).

Marge's NOTE: I have not found a place in Hennepin County called Brooklyn V. There are two places with a similar name: Brooklyn Center (city) -- Hennepin Co., Brooklyn Park (city) -- Hennepin Co.
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1. James Grier CANFIELD, b. 1839 in Pittsburgh, PA, d. Prior 1833 (sic), never married

2. Elizabeth CANFIELD, b. 1841, d. 8 Jan 1903, m. Harvey TR____

3. William CANFIELD, b. 1842, d. 15 Mar 1894, m. Frances MILL__
Children of William and Frances:
1. Charles CANFIELD, b about 1868, Minnesota
2. William CANFIELD, b Jan 1870, Minnesota
3. James Edward / Eddie CANFIELD, d 13 Feb 1876, buried Greenfield Cemetery, Kellogg, Minnesota
4. Ida May CANFIELD, d 2 Sep 1873, buried Greenfield Cemetery, Kellogg, Minnesota
5. John CANFIELD, b about 1873, Minnesota
6. George CANFIELD, b about 1877, Minnesota
7. Walter CANFIELD, b about 1879, Minnesota

4. John Alexander CANFIELD, b. 29 June 1848, d. 29 Nov 1952 (sic) this should be 1925
John Alexander CANFIELD married first Anne HALL in 1875 (d. 24 Feb 1882), m. Anne THOMPSON, 3 Apr 1884

5. Frances CANFIELD, b. 14 Sep 1849, d. 23 Aug 1894, m. twice
Frances married first, George CALVIN, her first cousin, son of John and Sarah CANFIELD CALVIN. Her second husband was Harry Martin Tobias, son of Simm and Elizabeth HANDSHUE TOBIAS of Cumberland, Pa.
Children of Frances CANFIELD and George W. CALVIN:
1. Sarah Margaret CALVIN,  b Nov 15, 1870; d Jan 9, 1928, m. (1) Bert ODELL, m. (2) Joseph C. SCHIERTS, b 7 Jun 1876, d 1965
Children of Sarah Margaret and Bert ODELL:
1) Vera M. ODELL, b Sept 1895
2) Bessie ODELL, b Oct 1897, d 1952, m. Matthew ARENS, b 29 Dec 1892, d May 1973.  Both are buried at St. Agnes Cemetery, Kellogg, Wabasha Co., Minnesota
Joseph and Sarah Margaret Schierts
From History of Wabasha Co. Minnesota
Children of Frances CANFIELD and Martin H. TOBIAS:
1. Elizabeth TOBIAS, m. John BRICHER of Kellogg, Minn.
2. Alta TOBIAS, m. Curtis SIEBE of Westwood, Calif.
Alta Mae, b 9 Sep 1883, Minnesota, d 15 Jan 1984, Mendocino County, California, m. Charles / Curtis SIEBE, b 20 Apr 1878, California, died 4 Oct 1961, Plumas County, California.  They had the following children:
1. Helen SIEBE, b abt 1919, California
2. Charles Jr. SIEBE, b abt 1921, California
3. Mildred SIEBE, b abt 1923, California
4. Alta SIEBE, b abt 1929, California

3. Wilma TOBIAS, m. Clifford CLOE of Whitefish, Mont.
4. Harry Melvin TOBIAS, d. 12 Feb 1924
5. Ida E. TOBIAS, m. Forrest CLEVELAND of Sacramento, Calif.
Ida Elizabeth, b 27 Mar 1877, Minnesota, d 25 Aug 1953, Sacramento County, California; m Forrest Randall CLEVELAND, b 17 Apr 1868, New Hampshire, d 16 Apr 1948, Sacramento County, California.  They had the following children:
1. Wilbur F. CLEVELAND, b 3 Apr 1907, California, d 30 Aug 1983, Placer County, California
2. Wilma CLEVELAND, b 24 Sep 1908, California, d 22 Nov 1996, Amador County, California, m. ____ KINZ
3. Elmer Curtis CLEVELAND, b 15 Apr 1911, California, d 19 Dec 1994

6. Mary E. TOBIAS, b. about 3 Feb 1882, d. 25 Aug 1882, buried Greenfield Cemetery, Kellogg, Wabasha County, Minn.

6. Harry Wilson CANFIELD, b. Apr 1855, d. Mar 1938, never married



Additional information

1850 Pennsylvania Census, Hayfield Township, Crawford County
Page 56a
J. M. Canfield, age 47, male, Mill Wright, born Pennsylvania
Margaret Canfield, age 46, female, born Pennsylvania
James Canfield, age 11, male, born Pennsylvania, attended school within this year
William Canfield, age 7, male, born Pennsylvania, attended school within this year
Elizabeth Canfield, age 5, female, born Pennsylvania, attended school within this year
John Canfield, age 2, male, born Pennsylvania
Frances Canfield, age 4/4*, female, born Pennsylvania (*wonder if that should be 4/12)

1860 U.S. census, Minnesota, Wabasha County, Township 109 Range 11, Post Office Smithfield, page 15, 5 June 1860 ®70
Dwelling 123, family 120
John R. Brown, age 43, male, farmer, born New York
Hannah Brown, age 49, female, born Pennsylvania
Dwelling 124, family 121
John Canfield, age 56, male, farmer, born Pennsylvania
Margaret Canfield, age 46, female, born Pennsylvania
James Canfield, age 21, male, farmer, born Pennsylvania
William Canfield, age 18, male, farmer, born Pennsylvania
Elizabeth Canfield, age 15, female, born Pennsylvania
John Canfield, age 12, male, born Pennsylvania
Frances Canfield, age 10, female, born Pennsylvania
Harry Canfield, age 5, male, born Pennsylvania
James D. Foster, age 21, male, farm laborer, born Pennsylvania

Additional information on the Mary Cole family is on the Prev Page. These two families were enumerated one right after the other and I wanted to keep them together as a unit.
1870 Minnesota Census, Greenfield Township, Wabasha County
Page 7, line 28, dwelling 57, family 55
Cole, Mary H., age 65, female, white, Keeping House, born Pennsylvania
Cole, Smith, age 23, male, white, com laborer, born Pennsylvania
Cole, George, age 20, male, white, com laborer, born Pennsylvania
Cole, Amos, age 25, male, white, com laborer, born Pennsylvania
Page7, line 32, dwelling 58, family 56
Canfield, Wm, age 28, male, white, com laborer, born Pennsylvania
Canfield, Francis, age 21, female, white, keeping house, born Ohio
Canfield, Charles, age 2, male, white, born Minn
Canfield, Wm, age 5/12, male, white, born Minn, month of birth Jan
Canfield, John, age 70, male, white, farmer, born Pennsylvania

1880 U.S. census, Minnesota, Wabasha County, Kellogg, 15 June 1880, page 13
Family 6
Canfield, Wm, male, age 39, married, warehouseman, born Pennsylvania, parents born Pennsylvania
Canfield, Francis, female, age 31, wife, married, housekeeper, born Ohio, parents born Ohio
Canfield, Charles, male, age 12, son, single, born Minnesota, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Ohio
Canfield, William, male, age 10, son, single, born Minnesota, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Ohio
Canfield, George, male, age 3, son, single, born Minnesota, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Ohio
Canfield, John, male, age 7, son, single, born Minnesota, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Ohio
Canfield, Walter, male, son, single, born Minnesota, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Ohio

1880 U.S. census, Minnesota, Wabasha, Highland, ED 187, 5 & 7 June 1880, page 7
Dwelling 52, family 52
Tobias, Martin H., age 30, married, farmer, born Pennsylvania, parents born Pennsylvania
Tobias, Frances C., age 29, wife, married, keeping house, born Pennsylvania, parents born Pennsylvania
Tobias, Ethel I., age 3, daughter, single, born Minnesota, parents born Pennsylvania
Tobias, Hannah E., age 6/12, month of birth Nov., daughter, single, born Minnesota, parents born Pennsylvania
Calvin, Margaret, age 9, step daughter, single, born Minnesota, parents born Pennsylvania
Brown, Hannah, age 70, Aunt, widow, at home, born Pennsylvania, father born New Jersey, mother born Ireland

1900 U.S. census, Minnesota, Wabasha County, Greenfield Township, ED 143, sheet 2B, 5 June 1900
Dwelling 33, family 36
Tobias, M. H., head, born Sept 1849, age 50, widowed, born Pennsylvania, parents born Pennsylvania, P. Master
Tobias, Ida E., daughter, born March 1877, age 23, single, born Minnesota, parents born Pennsylvania, school teacher
Tobias, Bettie E., daughter, born Nov 1879, age 20, single, born Minnesota, parents born Pennsylvania, school teacher
Tobias, Alta M., daughter born Sept 1883, age 16, single, born Minnesota, parents born Pennsylvania
Tobias, Willma F., daughter, born Feb 1886, age 15, single, born Minnesota, parents born Pennsylvania
Tobias, Harrie M., son, born May 1890, age 10, single, born Minnesota, parents born Pennsylvania
Dwelling 34, faily 37
Odell, Sarah M., head, born Nov 1870, age 29, widowed, mother of 2 children, 2 children living, born Minnesota, parents born Pennsylvania, marchent (sic)
Odell, Vera, daughter, born Sept 1895, age 4, single, born Minnesota, father born Illinois, mother born Pennsylvania
Odell, Bessie, daughter, born Oct 1897, age 2, single, born Minnesota, father born Illinois, mother born Pennsylvania

1910 U.S. census, Minnesota, Wabasha County, Greenfield Township, Kellogg Village, ED 144, sheet 5A, 23 April 1910
Canfield, John, had, age 61, married twice, married 24 (29?) years, born Pennsylvania, parents born Pennsylvania, grain keeper, elevator
Canfield, Annie, wife, age 54, married once, married 24 (29?) years, mother of 8 children, 8 children living, born Norway, parents born Norway, immigrated 1883
Canfield, George, son, age 34, divorced, born Minnesota, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Norway (should be Iowa), farm hand, farm
Canfield, Walter, son, age 23, single born Minnesota, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Norway (should be Iowa), mail carrier, rural route
Canfield, Ruth, daughter, age 17, single born Minnesota, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Norway
Canfield, Elmer, son, age 14, single born Minnesota, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Norway
Canfield, Beryl, daughter, age 12, single born Minnesota, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Norway
Canfield, Henry W., brother, age 55, single born Minnesota, father born Pennsylvania, mother born Norway (should be Pennsylvania)

1920 U.S. census, California, Sacramento, Sacramento Assembly District 14, ED 109, sheet 2B, 3 January 1920
3939 3rd Avenue, dwelling 48, family 52
Cleveland, Forrest R., head, age 51, married, born New Hampshire, parents born New Hampshire, engineer, stationary
Cleveland, Ida E., wife, age 41, married, born Minnesota, parents born Pennsylvania
Cleveland, Wilbur F., son, age 12, single, born California, father born New Hampshire, mother born Minnesota
Cleveland, Wilma, daughter, age 11, single, born California, father born New Hampshire, mother born Minnesota
Cleveland, Elmer, son, age 8, single, born California, father born New Hampshire, mother born Minnesota

1920 U.S. census, California, Lassen County, Westwood, ED 36, sheet 1B, 5-7 January 1920
408 Elm Street, dwelling 17, family 27
Silbe (sic), Curtis, head, age 41, married, born California, parents born Germany, electrician, electric shop
Silbe, Alta, wife, age 36, married, born Minnesota, parents born Pennsylvania
Silbe, Helen, daughter, age 10/12, single, born California, father born California, mother born Minnesota
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Tobias, Harry, brother-in-law, age 29, single, born Minnesota, parents born Pennsylvania, buyer, produce store


1930 U.S. census, California, Lassen County, Westwood, ED 15, sheet 10A, 11 April 1930 ®77
408 Elm St., dwelling 220, family 228
Siebe, Charles C., head, age 51, married age 38 at time of first marriage, born California, parents born Germany, electrician, electric shop
Siebe, Alta, wife, age 46, married, age 22 at time of first marriage, born Minnesota, parents born Pennsylvania
Siebe, Helen, daughter, age 11, single, born California, father born California, mother born Minnesota
Siebe, Charles Jr., son, age 9, single, born California, father born California, mother born Minnesota
Siebe, Mildred, daughter, age 7, single, born California, father born California, mother born Minnesota
Siebe, Alta, daughter, age 1 3/12, single, born California, father born California, mother born Minnesota

   
California Death Index  http://vitals.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ca/death/search.cgi
CLEVELAND,  IDA ELIZABETH, born 03/27/1877, father's last name TOBIAS, sex F, place of birth MINNESOTA, place of death SACRAMENTO, date of death 08/25/1953, age 76 yrs

CLEVELAND, FORREST RANDALL, born 04/17/1868, father's last name CLEVELAND, sex M, place of birth NEW HAMPSHIRE, place of death SACRAMENTO county, date of death 04/16/1948, age 79 yrs

CLEVELAND, WILBUR FORREST, born 04/03/1907, mother's maiden name TOBIAS, sex M, birth place CALIFORNIA, death place PLACER county, date of death 08/30/1983, SSN 567-01-3625, age76 yrs

KINZ, WILMA CLEVELAND, born 09/24/1908, mother's maiden name TOBIAS, father's last name CLEVELAND, sex F, place of birth CALIFORNIA, place of death AMADOR, date of death 11/22/1996, SSN 543-18-6044, age 88 yrs

CLEVELAND, ELMER CURTIS, born 04/15/1911, mother's maiden name TOBIAS, sex M, birth place CALIFORNIA, death place SACRAMENTO County, date of death 12/19/1994, SSN 546-03-9482, age 83 yrs

SIEBE, ALTA MAE, born 09/09/1883, mother's maiden name CANFIELD, father's last name TOBIAS, sex F, birth place MINNESOTA, death place MENDOCINO county, date of death 01/15/1984, SSN 546-07-9680, age 100 yrs

SIEBE, CHARLES C, born 04/20/1878, mother's maiden name KLAHAN, sex M, birth place CALIFORNIA, death place PLUMAS county, date of death 10/04/1961, SSN 546-07-9683, age 83 yrs

   

Cemetery extracts of Wabasha County, Minnesota compiled by Olmsted County Historical Society:

Greenfield Cemetery, Kellogg, Greenfield township, Wabasha County, Minnesota
Location: sec. 20, SE 1/4 of SW 1/4

Section 2, row 1, lot 1
CANFIELD, Margaret; born 1814; died 1863; d Jun 25, 1863 (49) w/o John (2 stones)

Section 2, row 2, lot 2
CANFIELD, Eddie; d Feb 13, 1876; s/o W & F Canfield (James Edward)
Based on the cemetery extract I am guessing that James Edward (Eddie) is the son of William and Frances Canfield. Two lines later in the extract is an infant dau of Wm & Frances Canfield - Ida May. I currently have no other information linking James Edward to William and Frances.
30 Apr 2000

Section 2, row 2, lot 3
CANFIELD, Ida May; d Sep 2, 1873 (1y 9m 13da) d/o Wm & Frances Canfield
Based on the cemetery extract I have added Ida May as a daughter of this couple. I currently have no other information linking Ida May to this William and Frances Canfield.
30 Apr 2000

Section 2, row 3, lot 4
CANFIELD, Henry W; b 1855; d 1939

Section 2, row 3, lot 2
TOBIAS, Martin H; b Sep 8, 1849; d Jan 20, 1922; American Legion Star

Section 2, row 3, lot 1
TOBIAS, Frances C; b Sep 14, 1850; d Aug 23, 1895 (44y 0m 9d) d/o John & Margaret Canfield

Section 2, row 1, lot 1
TOBIAS, Mary E.; d Aug 25, 1882 (6m 22da) d/o Martin N & Frances C Tobias

Section 2, row 2, lot 1
TOBIAS, Harry Melvin; d Feb 12, 1924; MN Pvt 318 Engr's 6th Div

St. Agnes Cemetery, Kellogg, Greenfield township, Wabasha County, Minnesota
Location: in city of Kellogg, Minnesota

Section 2, row 3, lot 14
SCHIERTS, Joseph C, b 1876, d 1965, father

Section 2, row 3, lot 15
SCHIERTS, S Margaret; b Nov 15, 1870; d Jan 9, 1928; Ladies of GAR

Other SCHIERTS in St. Agnes Cemetery in same section, row and consecutively numbered lots. Do not know connection as yet.
Section 2, row 3, lot 12
SCHIERTS, Joseph Jr; b 1931; d 1931; s/o Bernadette & Joseph
Section 2, row 3, lot 13
SCHIERTS, Bernadette; b 1893; d 1976; Mother; Ladies of GAR [second wife of Joseph C and mother of Joseph Jr.?]

Source for cemetery extracts:
Searchable Wabasha County Cemetery index
Other searchable Olmsted County databases

   

Social Security Death Index  http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi
MATT ARENS, born 29 Dec 1892, died May 1973, last residence 55945 (Kellogg, Wabasha, MN), last benefit (none specified), SSN 475-28-7738, issued Minnesota

   

History of Wabasha County, Minnesota, 1920, pgs. 123 & 140, where mention of John Canfield is made.

   

Excerpt:  History of Wabasha County, Minnesota, 1920, pgs. 485-486

Martin H. TOBIAS... Mr. Tobias was married in May, 1876, to Mrs. Frances Canfield Calvin, who was born in Pennsylvania, daughter of John and Margaret (Greer) Canfield. Her parents, who were natives of Pennsylvania, of Scotch descent, in 1855 settled at the locality now known as Canfield Springs, in Cook's Valley, this county, being the first settlers in the upper part of the valley. There they spent the rest of their lives in farming. Their daughter Frances--one of ten children--was one of the early school teachers in in Wabasha County. She was first married to George Calvin, of Meadville, Penn., by whom she had one child, Margaret, who is now the wife of Joseph Schierts of Kellogg. By her second husband, Martin H. Tobias, she has had six children; five of whom are now living, namely: Elizabeth, wife of John Bricher of Kellogg, who has seven children; Alta, wife of Curtis Siebe of Westwood, Cal., who has one daughter; Wilma, wife of Clifford Cloe, of Whitefish, Mont., who has one son; Harry M. of Kellogg, and Ida E., wife of Forrest Cleveland of Sacramento, Cal. Harry M. Tobias enlisted in February, 1917, in the 318th Engineers, and served with that organization in France, being honorably discharged October 17, 1919. Mr. Tobias served several terms as recorder on the village board and has been justice of the peace of the town of Greenfield for 30 years. Mrs. Tobias died in 1895.

Entire biography for Martin H. Tobias

History of Wabasha County, Minnesota, 1920 which is an update to the 1884 History of Wabasha County published by H H Hill & Co. See Wabasha County Lookups

   

Excerpt:  History of Wabasha County, Minnesota, 1920, pgs.484- 485
Joseph C. Schierts... Mr. Schierts was married October 11, 1904, to Sarah M. (Calvin) Odell, widow of Bert Odell, of Kellogg, and daughter of George and Frances (Canfield) Calvin, her father being a native of Pennsylvania and her mother of Pennsylvania. The latter was one of the early school teachers in Wabasha County, and was one of the ten children of John and Margaret (Greer) Calvin (sic) "Calvin" s/b "Canfield" , natives of Pennsylvania, of Scotch descent, who settled in 1855 at what is now called Canfield Springs, in cook's Valley, Wabasha County, Minn. After the death of her first husband, George Calvin, she married, in 1876, Martin H. Tobias, of Kellogg, Wabasha County. Mrs. Sarah M. Calvin Odell, by her first husband, Mr. Odell, had two daughters, Vera M. and Bessie, the latter being now the wife of Matthew Arens. Vera M., a graduate of the Minnesota State Normal School, was a school teacher for four years, after which she entered the office of her step-father, Joseph C. Schierts, where she is now employed.

Entire biography for Joseph C. Schierts

History of Wabasha County, Minnesota, 1920 which is an update to the 1884 History of Wabasha County published by H H Hill & Co. See Wabasha County Lookups

   

Differences

Number of children of John and Margaret GRIER/GREER CANFIELD:

   

Margaret GRIER/GREER CANFIELD
Date of birth: Date of death:

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Transcription of handwritten Family History by Ruth Joyce Lewis. No date. Latest dated fact is in 1980.

Information with green border has been added my Marge. This data does not appear in the original document.

Created April 29, 2000 by Marge Galus Sandlier - Updated February 1, 2009
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