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Saturday, June 2, 2007

William Anders and Priscilla VanSickle

WILLIAM ANDERS, “of German descent,” based upon the proximity of residences and family naming patterns, may have been related to Jacob Andress of Beattystown. William married Priscilla VanSickle in Sussex Co., New Jersey, 27 June 1811. Priscilla was born ca. 1785. In 1820 they may have been living in Roxbury Twp., Morris Co., NJ. William died in 1825. In 1830 Priscilla and two daughters were living in Independence Twp., Warren Co., NJ. In 1836 she, with three children, moved to Jerseyville, Ancaster Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada. She died 23 Dec. 1862 and was buried in Stenabaugh Cemetery in Ancaster Township.

William and Priscilla had six children:

I. MARGARET ANDERS, daughter of William, was born ca. 1812 and died 20 Jan. 1878. She married William George Miller. He was born 1819 and he died 1910. They lived in Ancaster Township. They were buried in Stenabaugh Cemetery. They had the following children: (1) Sarah Ann, born circa 1834; (2) Amanda Eliza, born 13 March 1838; (3) Ira, born 18 Aug. 1839; (4) Catherine, born circa 1841; (5) Samuel A., born circa 1843; (6) Lewis, born circa 1843; (7) Elsie Ann, born circa 1846; (8) Pricilla, born circa 1846; (9) Adelaide; born circa 1848; (10) Amos B., born 13 March 1853.

II. JACOB ANDERS, son of William, was born ca. 1815 and he died 12 July 1894. He married Amy Stenabaugh. They lived in Oakland Township, Brant Co., Ontario. Amy died 05 June 1901. They were buried in Oakland Cemetery. They had the following children: (1) George W. Anders, d. 20 Sept. 1845; (2) William Anders, b. ca. 1841, m. Catherine Drake; children: Clayton Anders; (3) Elsie Anders, b. ca. 1843, m. Lewis Fonger, 15 Mar. 1863; children: Milton, Frank; (4) Hampton Anders, b. ca. 1846, d. 30 Sept. 1908, m. Clarissa Secord; children: Herbert; (5) Lewis (Lues) Anders, b. ca. 1849; (6) Milton Anders, b. ca. 1853, d. Sept. 1891, m. Caroline Ellen Proper; children: Mable, Ava Maud; (7) North Anders, b. 25 Sept. 1858, d. 1937, m. Elizabeth Ann Proper, 26 Nov. 1880; children: Lloyd, Hoyt, Ellwood.

III. ELSIE ANN ANDERS, daughter of William was born ca. 1815 and she died, unmarried, 08 Oct. 1896. She was buried in Oakland Cemetery.

IV. MORRIS ANDERS, son of William, was born 11 Jan. 1819 and he died in 1902. He married three times: (1st) Sophia Howell 13 Oct. 1841; (2nd) Martha Misener; (3rd) Mary A. Steele 15 Sept. 1873. They lived in Brantford, Brant Co., Ontario. Morris and Sophia had the following children: (1) Zylphia Anders, b. 05 Sept. 1844, m. John Y. Brown, 18 Oct. 1872; (2) Infant daughter, buried with her mother in Jerseyville Cemetery. Morris and Martha had the following children: (3) Loucetta Anders, b. 11 May 1851, m. Robert Biggar, 31 May 1876; (4) Pricilla Anders, b. 22 Dec. 1858, d. 1926, m. (1st) Lewis Doeringer and (2nd) Maxwell A. Craig, 22 Oct. 1901; (5) Maggie Anders, b. ca. 1862, m. Charles Steedman, 05 April 1892; (6) William Robert Anders, b. 18 Feb. 1865, d. 08 June 1939, m. Bertha Elizabeth Fonger, 24 Feb. 1885; children: George Howard, Mary Agatha, Charles Sherman.

V. SARAH ANDERS, daughter of William, was born ca. 1821. Perhaps remained in New Jersey.

VI. MANDA ANDERS, daughter of William, was born ca. 1823. Perhaps remained in New Jersey.


New Jersey Marriages, 1684-1895, William Andrews to Prescilla Vansyckle, 27 June 1811, Sussex County, New Jersey

NOTE: Pricilla may have been the daughter of John VanSickle and Nancy Clawson, born 18 Feb. 1786. I can not confirm this.

Lyn B. Foster, “1810” (1820) Census Roxbury Township, Morris County, New Jersey, Morris Area Genealogy Society Newsletter, Vol. 4, No. 2, June 1991, and Robert H. Smith’s transcription of the 1820 Roxbury Census: Wm Andress, M 200010; F 31010

1830 Federal Census, Independence Twp., Warren Co., NJ, : Pricilla Andrews, M 0000000000000; F 00110010000000000. NOTE: Based on the other heads of households on the same census page, Pricilla may have been living near Hackettstown.

NOTE: Most of the family information that I’ve obtained of Margaret Anders and William George Miller is based on the International Genealogical Index at

1851 Canada Census, Ancaster Twp., Wentworth Co., Canada West, Part 2, Page 12A, Jacob Anders, Farmer, 35; Amy Anders, Housewife, 33; William, 12; Elsey, 9; Hapton, 5; Lues, 2. NOTE: Jacob’s sister Elsey is in the next household, that of John and Mary Stenabaugh: Elsey Anders, 35. Amy, wife of Jacob Anders, is claimed by credible researchers to be the daughter of John Stenabaugh and Mary Miller, born 20 March 1818. This is very likely, but I have not located the sources to confirm it.

1880 U.S. Federal Census, Iowa, Jackson Co., Iowa, Lewis Fonger, 39, Ontario, Farmer; Elsie, 37; Milton, 15; Frank 11. NOTE: The Fonger-Anders marriage is recorded on the International Genealogical Index at

1881 Canadian Census, Brantford East, Brant North, Ontario, Maurice Anders, German, 62, USA, Farmer, C. Methodist; Marnan Anders, Scottish, 39, Ontario, Presbyterian; Maggie, German, 19, Ontario, Presbyterian

1881 Canadian Census, Oakland, Brant South, Ontario, Jacob Anders, German, 66, USA, Farmer, Baptist; Amy Anders, German, 63, Ontario, Baptist; Elsey Anders, German, 66, USA, Baptist

1881 Canadian Census, Oakland, Brant South, Ontario, William Anders, German, 40, Ontario, Farmer, Baptist; Cathrine Anders, German, 40, Ontario, Baptist; Clayton Anders, German, 16, Ontario, Baptist

1881 Canadian Census, Brantford East, Brant North, Ontario, Hampton Anders, English, 33, Ontario, Labourer, Baptist; Clara Anders, 30, Ontario, Wesleyan Methodist; Herbert Anders, English, 8, Ontario, Wesleyan Methodist

NOTE: According to Donald G. Secor’s Ambroise SICARD & his progeny, available at Clarissa, wife of Hampton Anders, was born 13 April 1849, daughter of Asa Secord and Sarah Elizabeth Darling.

1881 Canadian Census, Oakland, Brant South, Ontario, Milton Anders, German, 28, Ontario, Farmer, Baptist; Carrie Anders, German, 24, Ontario, Baptist; Mable Anders, German, 3, Ontario, Baptist

Warner and Beers, 1883, History of Brant County, page 551, “Morris Anders, farmer, Brantford P.O., was born in the state of New Jersey, January 11th, 1819, and is a son of William and Priscilla (Vansickle) Anders, of German descent. Mr. Anders died in New Jersey in 1825, leaving a wife and six children, viz., Margaret, Jacob and Elsie (twins), Morris, Sarah and Manda. Mrs. Anders came to Canada with three children in 1836, settling in Jerseyville, where she died in 1865. Morris Anders came to Canada in 1837, and since 1866 has made Brant County his home. He has been three times married: his first wife was Miss Sophia Howell; his second, Martha Misner; and the third, who he married in October, 1873, was Mary A. Steel, of Brantford. Mr. Anders owns 100 acres of good land, and makes a specialty of stock-raising.”
Census for the Township of Brantford, 1861, Morris Anders, 2, 41 f; Census for the Township of Oakland, 1861, Jacob Anders, 2, 7 and 8 f; Brant County Farmers’ Directories, Oakland Township, 1891, Jacob Anders, freeholder, Con. 2 & Lot 8, Milton Anders, tenant, Con. 2 & Lot 8, North Anders, tenant, Con. 2 & Lot 8; Brant County Business Directory, Scotland, 1891, North Anders, Implement Dealer.

St. Clair County, Michigan, Marriages 1887-1898, Book 4, Volume 1, 01 Dec 1890, Memphis, Clayton Anders, 26, W, Riley, b. Canada, Farmer, P: Wm. Anders & Catherine Drake; to Sara Travis, 19, W, r/b Wales, P: Ezra Travis & Jane Bice; C.D. Hartley & Hattie Hartley, both of Memphis; E.D. Hartley, Min.

Ontario Vital Statistics Project, Ontario Marriage Registrations, 4847-73 Maurice Anders, 53, widower, farmer, New Jersey US, Brantford twp., s/o William & Priscilla, married Mary Ann Steele, 31, Brantford, same, d/o John & Margaret, witn: John & Maggie Steele of Brantford, 15 Sept 1873 at Brantford.

Ontario Vital Statistics Project, Ontario Marriage Registrations, 001460-92 ( Brant Co) Charles Steedsman, 29, farmer, Canada , Brantford Twp., s/o Abraham & Annie, married Maggie Anders, 29, Canada, Brantford Twp., d/o Maurice & Martha , witn: Maurice Anders of Brantford Twp. & Pricilla & Lewis Dowinger of Brantford, 5 April 1892 at Brantford.

Ontario Vital Statistics Project, Ontario Marriage Registrations, 003668-01 ( Brant Co) Maxwell A. Craig, 51, widower, car inspector, Oxford Co., Brantford, s/o Jonathan Craig & Sarah File, married Priscilla Doeringer, 42, widow, Wentworth Co., Brantford, d/o Maurin Anders & Martha Misener, witn: Julia Roller & Ethel Craig both of Brantford, 22 Oct 1901 at Brantford.

Ontario Vital Statistics Project, Ontario Marriage Registrations, 12088-76 Robert Bigger, 31, farmer, Trafalgar twp., Ancaster twp., s/o Robert & Elizabeth, married Loucetta Anders, 24, Ancaster, Beverly, d/o Morris & Martha, witn: Rinear & Ruth Hanes of Lynden, 31 May 1876 at Lynden.

1901 Canadian Census, Oakland, Oxford South, Ontario, Narth Anders, b. 25 Sept. 1858; Elizabeth A. Anders, 04 July 1859; Hoyt Anders, 03 Mar. 1886; Ellwood Anders, 12 Sept. 1892; Amy Anders (mother), 20 Mar. 1818

1901 Canadian Census, Brantford East, Wentworth & Brant North, Ontario, Caroline E. Andrews, 18 Sept. 1856; Ava M. Andrews, 28 Aug. 1888

1901 Canadian Census, Ancaster, Wentworth & Brant North, Ontario, George Fonger, 12 Jan. 1844; Sarah A. Fonger, 05 April 1846, Wm R. Anders (son-in-law), 18 Feb. 1865; Bertha Anders, 02 Jan. 1865; Geo. H. Anders, 07 June 1889; Mary A. Anders, 23 April 1891; Chas. S. Anders, 06 Sept. 1896. NOTE: Marriage date for William Anders and Bertha Fonger obtained from the research of Beverly Armstrong Golden at the Anders genforum of

1901 Canadian Census, Brantford, Brant North, Ontario, Pricilla Doeringer, 22 Dec. 1858, widowed; Edward Doeringer, son, 10 Dec. 1889; Isabel, daughter, 25 Dec. 1895.

1901 Canadian Census, Brantford, Brant South, Ontario, Robert Biggar, 09 Aug. 1839; Losetta Biggar, 11 May 1851.

Brantford Public Library, Expositor Births, Marriages, and Deaths Index, Zylphia Anders married John Y. Brown, 10/18/1872, BWX, p. 2; Maurice Anders married Mary A. Steele, 10/17/1873, BWX p. 3; North Anders married Elizabeth Ann Proper, 11/26/1880, BWX, p. 5; Milton Anders, death, 09/11/1891, BWX, p.7, col. 5; Mrs. Jacob Anders, Sr, death, 06/13/1901; BWX, p. 4, col. 1; Hampton Anders, death, 10/08/1908, BWX, p. 7, col. 3; Ellwood Anders married Mildred Townsend, 09/16/1915, p.2, col. 1 & p. 8, col. 4.

Transcription for Stenabaugh Cemetery in Ancaster Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada, by Murray E. Fair, Percilla Anders, d. 23 Dec. 1862, 76 years, 10 months, 5 days; George W. Anders, son of Jacob & Amy Anders, d. 20 Sept. 1845; Miller, Margaret (Anders), d. 1878, age 65 yrs, 6 mons, w/o William G. Miller; Miller, William G., b. 1819, d. 1910, h/o Margaret Miller (Anders.)

Transcription for Greenwood Cemetery in Brantford Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada; by Murray E. Fair, Anders, Mary A. (Steele), b. 1841, d. 1926, w/o Morris Anders; Anders, Morris, b. 1817, d. 1900, h/o Mary A. Anders (Steele); Doeringer, Lui, b. 1857, d. 1896, h/o Priscilla Doeringer (Anders); Doeringer, Priscilla (Anders), b. 1857, d. 1926, w/o Lui Doeringer.

Transcription for Oakland Cemetery in Oakland Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada; by Murray E. Fair, Anders, Amy, d. 5 Jun 1901, 85 yrs, w/o Jacob Anders; Anders, Caroline (Proper), b. 1855, d. 1935, w/o Milton Anders; Anders, Eleanor S. (Dawson), b. 1885, d. 1960, w/o Hoyt Anders; Anders, Elizabeth (Proper), b. 1859, d. 1939, w/o North Anders; Anders, Ellwood, b. 1892, d. 1975, h/o Mildred V. Anders; Anders, Elsie Ann, d. 8 Oct 1896, 82 yrs, sister/o Jacob Anders; Anders, Hoyt, b. 1886, d. 1976; Anders, Jacob, d. 12 Jul 1894, 79 yrs, h/o Amy Anders; Anders, Lloyd, d. 1 Feb 1885, 5 mons, 21 dys, son/o North & Elizabeth Anders; Anders, Mattie (Barber), b. 1887, d. 1927, w/o Hoyt Anders; Anders, Mildred (Thurley), b. 1927, d. 2003; Anders, Mildred V., b. 1894, d. 1985, w/o Ellwood Anders; Anders, Milton, d. 5 Sep 1991, 38 yrs, 9 mons, 15 dys; Anders, North Elroy, b. 1917, d. 1990; Anders, North, b. 1850, d. 1937, h/o Elizabeth Anders (Proper), W.O.W. monument; Anders, Verna Mae, b. 1918, d. 2000, w/o North Elroy Anders.

Transcription for Mount Hope Cemetery in Brantford Twp., Brant Co., Ontario, Canada, by Beverly Golden, Anders, Charles Sherman, b. 1896, d. 1971, h/o Nellie; Anders, George Howard, b. 1889, d. Oct 12 1930; Anders, Nellie VanSickle, b. 1901, d. Aug 16 1993, wife of Charles Sherman Anders; Anders, William Robert, b. 1866, d. 1939; Anders, William, d. Oct 1 1945.

Transcription for Jerseyville Cemetery in Ancaster Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada, by Gloria Pare, Anders, Infant, d/o Morris & Sophia, (no dates on stone), s/w Sophia Anders; Anders, Sophia (Howell), d. 26 Aug 1850, aged 27y 2m 11ds, w/o Morris Anders.

(This post is adapted from a previous post on the Andress genforum of

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