d/o Jacob & Ann Sholl
w/o Joshua Thorp
28 yrs. 1 mos. 19 days
-----------------------Bios below by: Dave Peck
Joshua died in 1900. Here is the info from Thorp of Montgomery & Herkimer Co., NY
Prof. Joshua Thorp, born about 1825, probably in Charleston, Montgomery Co., New York; married Catharine "Caty" Shull, born about 11 May 1825 in Danube, Herkimer County, New York, died 8 June 1853, buried in Rockwood Cemetery, Rockwood, town of Ephratah, Fulton Co., New York.
Joshua is said to have spent most of his life in teaching. He was for some time principal of the academy at Onondaga Valley, New York, and also of the High School at Watertown, Jefferson County. The publication entitled "Oppenheim-Ephratah Celebrated" (1998) indicates that Joshua "Thorpe" was once a teacher at the Crum Creek School, District #6, located in Rockwood. He was a very successful teacher and lecturer, and was in the War of the Rebellion.
In about 1858, Joshua relocated with his children to Indian Castle, Town of Danube, Herkimer Co., New York.
Sometime between 1859 and the end of the Civil War, Joshua removed to the state of Illinois.
In 1870, at age 44, Joshua was enumerated on June 15th as a resident of the city of Polo, Ogle Co., Illinois, (west of Chicago). With him was a new wife, 27-year-old Katie Thorp, born in Illinois. (There is record of a Sarah C. Blanchard marrying a Joshua Thorp on 26 December 1864 in Peoria Co., Illinois, but there is no evidence to suggest this is the same couple). Also with them was a daughter, Carrie Thorp, age three, born in Illinois. Carrie's age and reported birthplace is evidence that Joshua had removed to and remarried in Illinois by 1866.
In 1880, Joshua Thorp, age 55, "Teacher" was enumerated in the Village of Rodgers [a.k.a. Rogers] Park, Cook Co., Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, dwelling 386, with an Irish family. The heads of the household were John Murphy, age 35, born in Illinois of Irish parentage and his wife Lizzie Murphy, age 25, also born in Illinois and of Irish parentage. With them were their son Edward Murphy, age 1, also born in Illinois, and Ann Carroll, age 78, born in Ireland. Wiith him was Carrie Thorp, age 13, "at school," who was born in Illinois to a father from New York and a mother from Illinois. Sadly, the census indicates by this year Joshua was once agian a widower.
The suburb of Rogers Park was annexed into the City of Chicago in 1893. No doubt Joshua obtained employment in one of the several schools or universities there. He died in 1900 and was buried in Joliet, in neighboring Will Co., Illinois. He does not appear in the census that year.