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 Wesley Vernon Timmerman

Wesley Vernon Timmerman

Birth
Death 12 Apr 1920 (aged 80)
Burial Erie, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 103787849 · View Source
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h/o Mary P (Webb) Timmerman
s/o John & Rachel Martin (Fuller) Timmerman Jr


Wesley V. Timmerman, proprietor of the St. Nicholas Hotel & Restaurant at Erie, is a son of John & Rachel (Fuller) Timmerman, and was born in Cattaraugus Co N.Y. Jan. 12, 1840. His father is a native of that State, is a farmer by occupation and resides one-half mile north of Spring Hill, this county. The mother of Wesley is also a native of N.Y. and is living with her husband as above stated. Their children, ine in number are Cordelia, wife of Hiram Gilmore a farmer in Medicine Co CA; Mary A., wife of Levi Fuller, a resident of Eureka Springs AR; John D., deceased; Edwin, a butcher in Prophetstown, this county; Alice, wife of George Clifford, at work in the pineries of Minnesota; Annie, wife of Clements Merrill a farmer in Iowa; George, a wholesale and retail hardware merchant in San Francisco; Frank a farmer near Spring Hill and Wesley. Mr. Timmerman was reared on a farm, and on attaining adult age he followed lumbering during the winter season.
He was married in Salamanca, Cattaraugus Co NY Feb. 20, 1864 to Mary P., daughter of James K. ( a lumberman residing in NY) and Elmire (Kilbourn) Webb. Her mother is deceased. Mrs. T. was born in Warren Co PA July 14, 1845. They have had 5 children, three of whom are living; Allie born March 18, 1865; Webb D., born May 22, 1866, died Dec. 2, same year; Alden born July 25, 1867, died Dec. 17, same year; Frank R., born APril 2, 1872 and Fred, born Feb. 18, 1877.
Mr. Timmerman came West to a point near Spring Hill, this county, in 1868, where he farmed one year, after which he engaged in railroading for several years. In 1876 he came to Erie and opened a restaurant, which he conducted a short time and then took possession of the St. Nicholas Hotel, which he ran for a time. He afterward opened a saloon, which business he followed until the wpring of 1883. In April 1884 Mr Timmerman rented the St. Nicholas Hotel, and has continued to conduct the same as a first class house. He can accomodate from15 to 20 guests and keeps adjoining a restaurant and ice-cream parlor and also a saloon, and is doing a good and increasing business. The traveling public will find the St. Nicholas one of the pleasantest places in the county.

Wesley V. Timmerman was born at Randolph, NY on January 12, 1840. He lived there until the “oil excitement” in 1859 enticed him to move to Pennsylvania, where he married Mary P. Webb on February 20, 1865. Their children included Allie, Webb, Alden, Frank, and Fred. The family eventually relocated to Fort Benton, Montana.

Wesley and Mary’s son Fred was born on February 18, 1877. He was a proprietor of the Timmerman and Richardson Funeral Home at 5906 Hohman Ave. in Hammond, Indiana during the 1930s and 1940s. He married Emma Johnson on February 14, 1903 and obtained a divorce from her in Montana on March 3, 1919. Fred’s second wife, Clara, was born in Collins Center, NY on July 9, 1872 and moved to Hammond in 1920. They were members of the Immanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church in Hammond. She was active in several Hammond organizations. She died in 1944. Fred married Lena Webester on June 7, 1945 at the [renamed] Immanuel United Church of Christ. He died in 1952.

Wesley’s brother, Frank P. Timmerman was born at Randolph, NY on May 3, 1856. He married Mary Talcott on July 19, 1877. Frank was the proprietor of the Erie Hotel in Erie, Illinois. They had two children: Craig, who died in 1929 and Bernice, who married R. B. Shannon and moved to Florida.



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  • Created by: Wendy McIntosh
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103787849
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wesley Vernon Timmerman (12 Jan 1840–12 Apr 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103787849, citing Erie Cemetery, Erie, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Wendy McIntosh (contributor 47554298) .