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Ida Adela Vanderwyst (1859-1943)

Ida Adela Vanderwyst

BORN: August 24, 1859 in Pennsylvania
DIED: December 8, 1943 in Cleveland (death certificate)
PARENTS: Albert Vanderwyst (1825-1882) and Charity Amelia Thomas (1840-1926)
SPOUSE: Frank C. Hopkins, married October 23, 1878 in Cleveland (marriage certificate)
CHILDREN: None

Biography

Ida Adela Vanderwyst was born in 1859 in Pennsylvania, possibly in the Crawford Co. area, and came to the Cleveland area with her parents in 1859 or early 1860. She married Frank C. Hopkins, a poultry dealer by trade (1880 census) on October 23 1878. In 1882 she was mentioned in her father's will as Ida Hopkins of Newark, New Jersey. Family legend has her as a single business woman for much of her life, so we suspect she was widowed early. Certainly by 1891 she is living back in Cleveland at 50 McLean St., calling herself "Miss Ida Vanderwyst" and working as a clerk (1891-2 Cleveland Directory). Afterwards family legend has her operating as a spinster matriarch or "family boss", probably after her mother died in 1926. She was employed variously as a bookkeeper (1902 Cleveland Directory), as an insurance agent (1920 census) and as a broker in a brokerage (death certificate). Her Residence at death was 1840 West 28th St., Cleveland. She is buried at Lakewood Park Cememtery, Cleveland.


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Emma Dora Vanderwyst (1861-1945)

BORN: December 7, 1861 in Cleveland, Ohio
DIED: June 24, 1945 in Deleware Co., Ohio.
PARENTS: Albert Vanderwyst (1825-1882) and Charity Amelia Thomas (1840-1926)
SPOUSE: Leon M. Palardy (1858-1926), married May 20, 1880 in Cleveland
CHILDREN: Will Palardy, Frank Palardy, Art Palardy (1886-1945), Leon A. Palardy (1892-d.1918 in WWI), Sayde Palardy, Anne Palardy, George Palardy.

Biography

Emma Dora Vanderwyst was born in 1861 and married Leon M. Palardy on May 19 1880. Her and her husband still lived with her parents after the wedding (1880 census), but where they lived after that is a mystery. By 1923 they are living at 2437 Adams Ave. in Columbus, Ohio with their son Arthur M. and his wife Mary living with them (1923 Columbus Directory). By 1935 the arrangement is reversed, with a widowed Emma Dora living with her children at 2 Franklin Ct. (1935 Columbus Directory) Emma is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery, Deleware, Ohio.


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Albert Joseph Vanderwyst (1863-1932)

BORN: January 1863 in Cleveland, Ohio
DIED: 1932 (correspondence from Sister Philothea, 1969)
PARENTS: Albert Vanderwyst (1825-1882) and Charity Amelia Thomas (1840-1926)
SPOUSE: Nellie G. Fleming (d.1912), married October 31, 1883 in Cleveland (marriage certificate)
CHILDREN: Francis Vanderwyst (1887-1958), Mae Vanderwyst (Sister John Baptist)(1884-1966), Alice Vanderwyst (Sister Philothea)(1890-1973).

Biography

Albert Joseph Vanderwyst was born in Brighton/Cleveland in 1863. In 1881 he was working as a stavejoiner and boarding at 249 Willey St. with his family, presumably working across the street at his father's cooperage (1881/2 Cleveland Directory). He married Nellie G. Fleming on October 31 1883 (Marriage certificate). The family lived for many years in St. Bridget's parish on the Near West Side (Sister Benedicta Mahoney correspondence, 2003). However, at the age of 37 Albert appears to be living as a boarder in Hamilton Co. (Cincinnati) with a 38 year old seamstress named Anna B. Carnes (1900 census). He reimerges in Cleveland in 1902 living in South Brooklyn (Old Brighton Village) working first as a bookkeeper for John M. Kinner by 1902 and for The Guarantee Title & Trust Co. by 1904 (1902, 1904/5 Cleveland Directories). By 1910 he says that he is a widower, but his wife did not die until 1912 (1910 census, Sister Benedicta Mahoney correspondence, 2003). Certainly Albert had moved back in with his mother at 3429 Broadview by 1908 (City Directory) when he was working as a bookkeeper with the government (which level it doesn't say), but by 1914 they were both living two doors down at 3421 Broadview with Albert working as a clerk. By 1918 he is listed as a manager at the U.S. Appraisal Co. and living at 1712 E 9th St., but two years later he turns up living with his son Frank (1887-1958) in New York City, apparently retired. Six years later (1926) he is again living at 3429 Broadview according to Charity Amelia Thomas' (1840-1926) death certificate.

**Thanks to Bob Schmitz of Iowa for source materials.


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Harriet Amelia ("Hattie") Vanderwyst (1867-1925)

BORN: September 15th, 1867, Brighton/Cleveland, Ohio.
DIED: August 20th, 1925 at Lakewood (Cleveland).
PARENTS: Albert Vanderwyst (1825-1882) and Charity Amelia Thomas (1840-1926)
SPOUSE: Edward T. Case
CHILDREN: Edna Case (d.1975)

Biography

Little is known about Hattie Vanderwyst. She was married to Edward T. Case who by 1914 was president of Case Fish Co. and living at 2027 E. 77th St. (1914 Cleveland Directory). Hattie died relatively early just shy of her 58th birthday of cancer, either of the gallblader or of the liver (death certificate). Her residence at her death was 1351 St. Charles Ave., Cleveland, and she is buried at Lakewood Park Cemetery (Cleveland Necrology File).


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Stephen Vanderwyst (1870-1948)

Steven Vanderwyst

BORN: May 30, 1870 in Brighton/Cleveland.
DIED: July, 1948 (Cleveland Necrology File).
PARENTS: Albert Vanderwyst (1825-1882) and Charity Amelia Thomas (1840-1926)
SPOUSES: Anne H. Hoffman (d.1898), married January 22, 1891.
Effie (1900 U.S. Census) or Freda (Cleveland Necrology File) (Possibly two distinct marriages).
CHILDREN: Elmer Vanderwyst (b.1896) (Listed as Effie’s child, not Stephen’s on 1900 census).

This is probably a picture of Stephen at his nursery. It is tempting to conclude that he stands next to one of his father's barrels! The woman in the picture is perhaps his second wife Effie.

Biography

It appears as if Stephen Vanderwyst lived his entire life in Cleveland. In 1891 he married Anne Hoffman, worked as a barber and lived on Henry St., Brooklyn (1891 Cleveland Directory). On July 27 1892 a little girl was born to the couple, although it appears not to have survived (Cuyahoga Probate Birth Record, South Brooklyn Mail & News July 30 1892). In 1898 he was living at 1921 Pearl Street. His first wife Anne seems to have died quite young on May 30, 1898 after only seven years of marriage (Cleveland Necrology File). He lived on Superior Street, Cleveland, in rented home at time of 1900 census, with his new wife Effie and son Elmer: it is unclear whether he was Effie's or Stephen's son. Stephen was still a barber at this time. It looks as if Effie might have died sometime previous to 1910, because at that time Elmer is living with his grandmother (or possibly step-grandmother) Charity Amelia Thomas (1840-1926), and Stephen looks not to be in the picture, although Elmer is employed as a barber despite only being fourteen years old. Elmer and Stephen seem to have been reconciled, however, as they are living together again in 1930. Stephen was by that time married to "Freda", apparently only 12 years older than Elmer so unlikely to be his mother. Also living with them are Elmer's two children Clifford and Florence. By this point Stephen is running his own barber shop (1930 census). However, family legend has it that he might also have ran a nursery on the side on what remained of the family's old plot out in Brooklyn/Brighton village.


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Andrew Vanderwyst (b.1872)

BORN: 1872, Brighton/Cleveland, Ohio (family recollection)
DIED: Unknown date or location
PARENTS: Albert Vanderwyst (1825-1882) and Charity Amelia Thomas (1840-1926)
SPOUSE: Emma J. Skinner (d. 1931)
CHILDREN: Earl A. Vanderwyst (1896-1962)

Biography

Not much at all is known about Andrew Vanderwyst. By 1910 he is married to Emma Skinner and living in Cook Co., Illinois (Chicago) with their son Harold (probably Earl). He is a cab owner, probably at this time referring to a horse and buggy (1910 Census). By 1914 Andrew had returned to Cleveland and was living at 3429 Broadview, working as a motorman (1914 City Directory). In 1918 Andrew's son Earl A. Vanderwyst lists his residence as 3891 W.20th Street on his World War One registration card. By 1930 Andrew and his wife Emma are living in Parma village, just outside Cleveland, Ohio. He is working as a meter man on a streetcar. His son Earl and his wife Rose Halligan live next door. In 1931 Andrew's wife Emma passed away (Cleveland Necrology File). We do not know where Andrew goes from there, as it does not appear as if he died in the Cleveland area. It does seem as if he died before 1943 (Ida Vanderwysts Obit, Cleveland Necrology File).


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Bernard Jessie ("Bernie") Vanderwyst (1876-1962)

BORN: 1876, Brighton/Cleveland, Ohio
DIED: May 20, 1962, Cleveland, Ohio
PARENTS: Albert Vanderwyst (1825-1882) and Charity Amelia Thomas (1840-1926)
SPOUSE: Elizabeth ("Bess") Tenney. (d.1959) (Cleveland Necrology File)
CHILDREN: None.

Biography

Very little is known about Bernie, including his proper name. Sometimes he is Bernard Jessie, sometimes Bernie, sometimes Bernard Henry and sometimes simply Henry. Family legend has him as a real estate agent in the Cleveland area. He first appears on his own in the 1902 Cleveland Directory working with coal, though in what capacity it doesn't say. In 1904 he is working as a barber and living at 2149 Superior St. In 1918 an "E. Bernhardt Vanderwyst" was working for the Interstate Suply Co. and living at 18112 Windward Rd., and by 1932 a "Bernhard H. Vanderwyst" is working as a landscape gardener and living with his wife Elizabeth B. at the same address (Cleveland Directories). The Cleveland Plain Dealer (May 21, 1962) cites the death of “Henry Bernard Vanderwyst”, beloved husband of the late Elizabeth ("Bessie") Tenney, on May 20, 1962. Last residence 3429 Broadview Road, the same house in which his mother Charity Amelia Thomas (1840-1926) had died in 1926. His wife had died three years earlier on June 6, 1959.


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Lila Mae Vanderwyst (1880-1902)

BORN: October 22, 1880 in Cleveland/Brighton, Ohio
DIED: June 7, 1902 at her mother's home in South Brooklyn (Cleveland Necrology File)
PARENTS: Albert Vanderwyst (1825-1882) and Charity Amelia Thomas (1840-1926)
SPOUSE: John Albright (b.1875) (1900 Census)
CHILDREN: William J. Albright (b.1898)

Biography

Very little is known about Lila Mae Vanderwyst. Until recently it was believed that she died as a child due to the label "died young" in various family documents. She was probably married in the late 1890s, as one Mae Albright (nee Vanderwyst) died in 1902 at her mother's house at the age of only 22 (Cleveland Necrology File), and in 1920 Lila Mae's mother Charity Amelia Thomas (1840-1926) has a grandson William Albright living with her at 3429 Broadview (1910 Census).


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Mae Vanderwyst (Sister John Baptist) (1884-1966)

Mae Vanderwyst

BORN: June 15, 1884 in Cleveland
DIED: July 5, 1966 at Mother Margaret Hall (location unknown).
PARENTS: Albert Joseph Vanderwyst (1863-1932) and Nellie G. Fleming (d.1912).

Biography

Mae Vanderwyst was raised in St. Bridget's parish on the Near West Side of Cleveland. She became a nun in 1903, being then known as Sister John Baptist with Mount St. Joseph as her mother house. She was a teacher with the Sisters of Charity, mostly at the highschool level, mostly in Ohio and Michigan although she also taught a few years in New Mexico. She studied at Xavier University, earning her BA in 1919 in the field of English with six minors including Education and Latin. In 1923 she earned her MA from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Just like the other Sisters at the time, all of her courses were taken in the summer or on Saturdays during the school year. Sister retired from teaching in 1955 after over 50 years of teaching and served briefly as a Sister Visitor at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. She retired to her Motherhouse in 1956 and remained active for a few years before being admitted to Mother Margaret Hall. She is buried in the SIsters of Charity cemetery at Mount St. Joseph (Sister Benedicta Mahoney correspondence, 2003).

**Thanks to Bob Schmitz of Iowa for source materials.


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Alice Vanderwyst (Sister Philothea) (1890-1973)

Alice Vanderwyst

BORN: June 18, 1890 in Cleveland, Ohio
DIED: July 29, 1973
PARENTS: Albert Joseph Vanderwyst (1863-1932) and Nellie G. Fleming (d.1912).

Biography

Alice Vanderwyst was raised in St. Bridget's parish on the Near West Side of Cleveland. She followed her older sister Mae Vanderwyst (1884-1966) in becoming a nun in 1910, being then known as Sister Philothea with Mount St. Joseph as her mother house. She taught with the Sisters of Charity in highschools in Ohio and Michigan for over 50 years. She studied at Xavier University like her older sister, earning a BA in French with minors in history and Latin. She retired from teaching in 1964 and spent the following five years as a Sister Visitor (hospital ministry) at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati. She retired to the Motherhouse in 1969 and died in 1973. She is buried near her sister at Mount St. Joseph (Sister Benedicta Mahoney correspondence, 2003).

**Thanks to Bob Schmitz of Iowa for source materials.


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William J. Albright (b.1898)

BORN: 1898 in Cleveland/Brooklyn, Ohio
DIED: Unknown
PARENTS: John Albright (b.1875) and Lila Mae Vanderwyst (1880-1902)
SPOUSE: Unknown
CHILDREN: Unknown

Biography

William J. Albright was born in 1898 and in the 1900 census his family is reported as living on Brough Street, Cleveland. When his mother Lila Mae Vanderwyst (1880-1902) died at the age of 22 it appears as if he was put in the care of his maternal grandmother Charity Amelia Thomas (1840-1926). Certainly by the 1910 census he is living with her at 3429 Broadview (Cleveland/Brooklyn), and on June 23 1916 he lists that as his address when he enlisted in the Ohio National Guard. It does not seem as if he saw active service during World War One, but we're not completely sure on that one yet. At any rate he seems to have survived the experience for he left the army on March 22 1919. After the war he disappears from our records.


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Francis (Frank) Vanderwyst (d.1958)

BORN: February 27, 1887, in Cleveland Ohio
DIED: 1958 (Sister Philothea Correspondance, 1969)
PARENTS: Albert Joseph Vanderwyst (1863-1932) and Nellie G. Fleming (d.1912).
SPOUSE: Anna (maiden name unknown)

Biography

Frank Vanderwyst was raised in St. Bridget's parish on the Near West Side of Cleveland. He had moved by the age of 23 to a boarding house at 52 West 37th Street, Manhattan (New York City)(1910 Census). Sometime between 1910 and 1917 he married Anna (maiden name unknown). In 1917 he filed a Draft Registration Card listing his address as 575 59th Street, Brooklyn, New York. On that card he says he is a bookkeeper employed by the Textile Pofer Co. at 303 Monroe Street, NYC. In the 1920 census he says he is an accountant and is living at 504 4th Street, Brooklyn, with his wife Anna M. (aged 33), his father Albert, and three single women boarders between the ages of 18-32. They are Edna Moor (18), Martha Purrel (32) and Harriett Abel (28). Significantly Anna's birthplace is listed as Pennsylvania as is the birthplace of all three of the boarders: perhaps they are relatives or childhood friends. Nothing is known of Frank's later life, except that he died childless in 1958 (Sister Philothea's Correspondence, 1969).

**Thanks to Bob Schmitz of Iowa for source materials.


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Earl A. Vanderwyst (1896-1962)

BORN: February 22nd, 1896, possibly in Chicago, Illinois.
DIED: October 26, 1962 (Cleveland Necrology File)
PARENTS: Andrew Vanderwyst (b.1872) and Emma J. Skinner (d.1931).
SPOUSE: Rose Halligan

Biography

Earl first appears as an adult when he fills out a draft registration card for World War One. According to that card he was 22 years of age and living with his parents at 3891 W. 20th St., Cleveland. He is cited in Ohio Military Men, 1917-18 as having enlisted for World War One March 2nd, 1918, at the age of 22. His record is as follows: "Bet Base Hospital 99 Medical Department to Discharge Private, first class 1 May 1918; Corporal 15 June 1918. American Expeditionary Forces 18 Oct 1918 to 27 June 1919. Honorable discharge 8 July 1919" (Ohio Military Men, 1917-18). By 1930 Earl had married Rose Haligan and settled in Parma Village, just outside Cleveland Ohio, with his parents living next door. Earl is employed as a welder with the electric company and Rose as a bookkeeper in a bank. Earl died on October 26th, 1962 (Cleveland Necrology File).


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