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Julius Herman Mason, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 18, 1798
Greene County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 17, 1896
Waukesha County
Wisconsin, USA

Father: Herman Mason, b.04-Aug-1768 CT., d.1820 NY.
Mother: Chloe Roberts-Mason [FAG #113849628], b.26-Aug-1771 CT., d.???? NY.
m.1820 to: Mary Stanton, b.????, d.???? (daughter of John Stanto and Mary Parmer-Stanton (natives of Rhode Island).
"BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH" - Julius Herman Mason, one of the pioneers, became a resident of Wisconsin in 1843, locating in Troy, Walworth County. His birth occurred July 19, 1798, in the town of Hunter, Greene County, N. Y., being a son of Herman and Chloe (Roberts) Mason, who were natives of Connecticut. Herman Mason was a blacksmith by trade, which occupation he followed during his residence in Greene County. In 1804, he and his family moved to Pompey Township, Onondaga County, N. Y., where he resumed work at his trade. He was born on the 4th of August, 1768, and died in 1820, at the age of fifty-two year-s. His wife, whose birth occurred on the 26th of August, 1771, lived to the advanced age of almost eighty years. Both were interred in the cemetery near their home, and their last resting place is suitably marked. Julius Mason was reared by his parents, who gave him a common-school education. When thirteen years of age he went to reside with an uncle who was engaged in the carding and cloth-dressing business, with whom he remained some three years; then returning to his home, was employed at the same occupation for a year. For the succeeding three years he worked as a journeyman, and in the meantime learned to manufacture carding machines. He next turned his attention to the trade of carpenter and joiner, in which occupation he continued to be employed until his retirement from active business life. The year 1820 witnessed his marriage with Miss Mary Stanton, daughter of John and Mary (Parmer) Stanton, who were natives of Rhode Island, she being the fifth in order of birth in a family numbering six children. Mr. and Mrs. Mason had three sons and four daughters: Julius H. who was honorably discharged after a service of three years in the late Civil War, is a retired carpenter of St Louis. Mary P., who is the widow of Richard Hibbard, a prominent business man, resides in Mukwonago. Her son, John M. Hibbard, wedded Miss Jennie Warren, and their eldest daughter, Fleta, became the wife of William Heglemeyer, by whom she has a son, Warren Hibbard, who is five generations removed from Julius Mason. In 1892 a photograph was taken which shows a representative from each of the five generations, and is probably the only such group in the county, and possibly in the state of Wisconsin. The third child in Mr. Mason's family, William, is deceased. Sarah J. is the widow of Sewall Andrews, and resides in the village of Mukwonago. Louisa wedded Henry M. Whitney, who resides in Kilbourn City, Sauk County, Wis. Parmer S. lives in California, where he is engaged in agriculture. Ambrosia is the wife of John Cropper, of White Water, Wis. Though in his ninety-seventh year, Mr. Mason enjoys the use of both physical and mental powers, and a degree of health that warrants his attaining one hundred years. For the past fifteen years he has been reading without the use of glasses. During the summer of 1894 he has made and cared for a large vegetable garden, besides doing odd jobs of carpentering. He thoroughly believes in one using his faculties rather than idly folding his hands and sitting down to rust out, and is himself a most worthy example of this belief. Coming to Wisconsin in the prime of life, he has witnessed in the more than a half-century that this has been his home, the many changes which have made of this section of the state one of the most desirable places for a home that can be found. Not only has he seen the development, but has aided in the progress in many ways, always taking a lively interest in the success of all that promised to advance his county and state. Julius Mason has lived to see his immediate family grow to the fifth generation, a pleasure and gratification that come to but few. His declining years are being spent at the home of his daughter, Mrs. {Sarah J. Mason-Meacham} Andrews, in the village of Mukwonago. In politics he has always been a stanch Democrat, casting his last Presidential vote for Grover Cleveland.

SOURCE: "Portrait and Biographical Record of Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Containing biographical sketches and portraits...", Volume 1, pages 829-830.
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CHILDREN (3 sons, 4 daughters):
i. Julius Herman Mason, Jr., b.1822 Syracuse Onondaga Co., NY., d.???? (probably St Louis, MO.).
ii. Mary Palmer Mason [FAG #70263927], b.1823 Pompey, Onondaga Co., NY., d.1911 Mukwonago, Waukesha Co., WI., m.???? to: Richard Montague Hibbard [FAG #70263926], b.1823 d.1879 Mukwonago, Waukesha Co., WI.
iii. William Henry Mason, b.????, d.????.
iv. Sarah Jane Mason [FAG #13832745], b.1827 Pompey, Onondaga Co., NY., d.1912 Santa Anna, Orange Co., CA., m1. Edgar Meacham [FAG #21622209], b.1818 NY., d.1886 Walworth Co., WI., m2. Sewall Andrews [FAG #49708821], b.1807 Andover, Windsor Co., VT., d.1888 Mukwonago, Waukesha Co..
v. Louisa (AKA Myra Louise) Mason [FAG #118188281], b.1829 Pompey, Onondaga Co., NY., d.31-Jul-1920 Columbia Co., WI., m.???? to: Henry Milton Whitney [FAG #118188267], b.1825, d.1906 Columbia Co., WI. (also resided Kilbourn City, Sauk County, WI.).
vi. Palmer S. Mason, b.1831 Pompey, Onondaga Co., NY., d.???? CA.
vii. Ambrosia Mason [FAG #52793637], b.16-Jun-1837 Pompey, Onondaga Co., NY., d.19-Jun-1924 Whitewater, Walworth Co., WI., m.???? to: John Cropper [FAG #52793636], b.01-Jan-1829, d.04-Aug-1901 Whitewater, Walworth Co., WI.
Family links: 
  Herman Mason (1768 - 1820)
  Chloe Roberts Mason (1771 - 1851)
  Mary E. Stanton Mason (1798 - 1870)*
  Sarah Jane Mason Meacham (1827 - 1912)*
  Myra Louise Mason Whitney (1829 - 1920)*
  Ambrosia Mason Cropper (1837 - 1924)*
*Calculated relationship
Jan. 17, 1890
[stone broken]
97y 5m 30d
Greenwood Cemetery
Walworth County
Wisconsin, USA
Maintained by: Robert Kuhmann
Originally Created by: Al Gruling
Record added: Sep 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21625359
Julius Herman Mason, Sr
Added by: Al Gruling
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- God bless you & your loved ones, Cindy
 Added: Jul. 6, 2015
R.I.P. - your daughter Sarah J., married (1st), Edgar Meacham 1818-1856. Then, and upon his demise, she married (2nd), Sewall Andrews 1807-1887, and thereby became a 4th-Great-Grand-Aunt (by marriage) to my son (b.1998)... in-as-much as, Sewall's (1st-wif...(Read more)
- Robert Kuhmann
 Added: Sep. 5, 2014
God Bless. Rest in peace.
- Firefly_Survive
 Added: Jun. 11, 2014
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