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Descendants of Goddard ROCKENFELLER

Eighth Generation

67. DeWitt ROCKEFELLOW (Walter ROCKEFELLER , Stephanus ROCKEFELLER , Johann Christian ROCKEFELLER , Johann Thiell or Diell , Tonges or Anton , Johann Wilhelm , Goddard ) was born 1 Dec 1841 in Wallkill or Middletown, NY. He died 30 Jan 1905 in Bonaparte, Van Buren Co., IA and was buried in Thompson Cem., Van Buren Co., IA.

Came to Iowa in 1865 per Entler Scrapbook obit. According to gravestone and 1 obit. - died 1/31/1904???. Entler Scrapbook obit. and Rockefeller Genealogy state 1/30/1905. Bought farm in Vernon Tp. from his cousin George Ellis in November 1867 (or 1864?) for $7,000. DeWitt sold the same property to his brothers William and Stephen W. for $6,500 in Octobber 1877 but apparently continued to live on the property until moving to near Bonaparte about 1890. The brothers sold the property to Albert Hales for $2,500 in 1889.

Born 1838 according to Rockefeller Geneology
Born 1841 according to Means Family of America
Born 1841 per obituary.

1840 Orange Co. NY Census, 2 males 5 or under, 1 5-10. Fits 1838 birth date.
In 1860 Orange Co. NY Census was listed as 21 years of age. (b. 1838)
In 1870 Van Buren Co. IA Census was listed as 28 years of age. (b. 1841)
In 1900 Van Buren Co. IA Census . . .

DeWitt married Mary Jane CRAIG, daughter of David Ramsey CRAIG and Nancy Jane MEANS, on 18 Feb 1869 in Bonaparte, Van Buren Co., IA. Mary was born 28 Nov 1842 in Reidsburg, Clarion Co., PA. She died 6 Jan 1917 in Keokuk, Lee Co., IA and was buried in Thompson Cem., Van Buren Co., IA.

Born 11/28/37 according to Rockefeller Geneology. Born 11/28/42 according to Means Family of America. per Biog. History of VB Co. EW Willit married to Nancy Craig born 8/8/1850 in Clarion Co., PA - a sister of Mary Jane?

DeWitt and Mary had the following children:

  70 M i David Walter ROCKEFELLOW was born 1 Jan 1870 in IA. He died 1 5 Aug 1890 and was buried in Thompson Cem., Van Buren Co., IA.
+ 71 F ii Lena Belle ROCKEFELLOW
  72 F iii Lorreta ROCKEFELLOW was born 28 Feb 1874. She died 6 Jul 1944.
        Lorreta married Ed C MANKIN, son of Sampson MANKIN and Lucretia BUSHONG. Ed was born 1872.

Article in Bonaparte Record 12/27/1911 mentions E. C. Mankin and family visited relatives in Cantril.
+ 73 F iv Carrie Maude ROCKEFELLOW
+ 74 F v Mary Alice ROCKEFELLOW

69. John Davison ROCKEFELLER (William Avery , , , , Johann Peter , Johannes , Goddard ) was born 8 Jul 1839.

He had the following children:

+ 75 M i John Davison ROCKEFELLER Jr.

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