Florence Ethel Hotchkin

F, (10 June 1880 - 18 November 1944)
     Florence Ethel Hotchkin was born on 10 June 1880 at DeWitt, Onondaga County, NY, USA.1 She was the daughter of Addison R. Hotchkin and Susan Avis Wright. Florence Ethel Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1930 at Manhattan, New York County, NY, USA. The census lists the family as: Florence Hotchkin, age 49 (1880), single, born in NY, parents born in NY, business is artifical flowers. There is no proof that this is the correct Florence.. She died on 18 November 1944 at Syracuse, Onondaga County, NY, USA, at age 64.1,2

     Florence is found in the 1900 census of Onondaga Co., DeWitt, Eastwood, NY living with her father Addison, with no one else in household.
SS Applications show no marriages.
Last Edited=3 Dec 2017


  1. [S218] Social Security Death Index 1935- 2014.
  2. [S59] New York Death Index 1880 to 1956.

Florence Jane Hotchkin

F, (9 April 1902 - 10 July 1996)
     Florence Jane Hotchkin was born on 9 April 1902 at Liberty, Sullivan County, NY, USA.1 She was the daughter of Frank Elmer Hotchkin and Carrie Grace Moore. She married Herbert J. Krauss at NY, USA, on 6 August 1923. She resided at Chatham, Morris County, NJ, USA, in 1930. She married Robert C. Doerzbacher at NJ, USA, on 8 August 1930. Florence Jane Hotchkin and Herbert J. Krauss were divorced in 1944 at Dade County, FL, USA. Single and a nurse at the 1930 census of Newark, NJ..2 Florence Jane Hotchkin died on 10 July 1996 at Chatham, Morris County, NJ, at age 94.1

     Florence and Robert resided at Chatham, NJ. The 1923 Newark, NJ City Directory has her as a nurse at the North Memorial Hospital and residing at 340 Dover and she was also listed at this location at the 1920 census.At the 1920 census she is single. At the 1930 census of Newark, Essex Co, NJ, she is a nurse at the Crippled Children home and Hospital and miistakenly listed as age 20.
Last Edited=3 Dec 2017

Child of Florence Jane Hotchkin and Herbert J. Krauss

Family: Florence Jane Hotchkin and Robert C. Doerzbacher


  1. [S218] Social Security Death Index 1935- 2014.
  2. [S622] Florida Divorce Index 1927- 2001.

Florence L. Hotchkin

F, (15 November 1905 - 7 March 1998)
Miss Florence Hotchkin
     Florence L. Hotchkin was born on 15 November 1905 at MN, USA.1,2 She was the daughter of Albert Lawrence Hotchkin and Frances Marion Wetzel. Florence L. Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1930 at Sumner, Bremer County, IA, USA. The census lists the family as: Florence Hotchkin, 24 1905, single, born MN, father born Eng, mother IA, she is teaching. She lived in 1942 at Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, MI, USA. He is listed in Polk's Directory as employed by Sutherland Paper Co. She died on 7 March 1998 at Lancaster, Los Angeles County, CA, USA, at age 92.1,2

     Florence had a long and varied career. She worked for the Red Cross in England and met the Queen. She was a teacher, the Treasure of a college and a Savings and Loan Executive.
Last Edited=4 Dec 2017


  1. [S218] Social Security Death Index 1935- 2014.
  2. [S1293] Social Security Applications and Claims 1936 to 2007.

Florence Laurie Hotchkin

F, (28 February 1889 - 11 May 1992)
Florence Laurie Hotchkin, age 40
     Florence Laurie Hotchkin was born on 28 February 1889 at Prattsburgh, Steuben County, NY, USA.1 She was the daughter of Francis (Frank) Granger Hotchkin and Laura M. Dean. Florence Laurie Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1920 at Bath, Steuben County, NY, USA. The census lists the family as: Hotchkin, Florence, age 30, b NY, living with sister, Mary Dean.. Florence died on 11 May 1992 at Bath, Steuben County, NY, at age 103. She died at the Taylor Health Center..2 She was buried at Prattsburgh Rural Cemetery, at Prattsburgh, Steuben County, NY, USA.

     Florence Laurie was a life long school teacher in Corning, NY; Akron, OH; and Bath, NY. She was a published poet and member of Colonial Dames and DAR Member #132449, based on the service of her great-great grandfather Beriah Hotchkin as a private in Captain Hand's company, Colonel Talcott's regiment, Continental Army. She graduated from Franklin Academy, Prattsburg, in 1904, and in 1908, the Geneseo State Normal School. She belonged to three Presbyterian Churches in Prattsburg, Geneseo, and Bath. The compiler, Edgar E. Hotchkin has her copy of The History of Western New York, by James Hervey Hotchkin. Her funeral was conducted by the Bottoni Funeral Home of Prattsburg and she was buried in the Prattsburg Rural Cemetery where generations of her family have been buried.
Last Edited=14 Oct 2016


  1. [S222] DAR Lineage Book.
  2. [S218] Social Security Death Index 1935- 2014, SS #118-36-2795.

Florence Leode Hotchkin

F, (11 September 1909 - 10 March 1985)
     Florence Leode Hotchkin was born on 11 September 1909 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, OK, USA. The 1910 census of Oklahoma City gives her birth in OK.1 She was the daughter of Mac Leod Hotchkin and Ethel (Bessie) Stroope. Florence Leode Hotchkin married Roland Frank Cain in 1928. Florence Leode Hotchkin died on 10 March 1985 at Orange County, CA, USA, at age 75. Name Florence L. Thomas. Mother name StroopsSS deaths gives last address as Vista, San Diego, CA. In 1930 her name was Florenc L. Thomas and she lived with her husband Seth Thomas in Tulsa, OK..1,2
Last Edited=7 Dec 2017

Children of Florence Leode Hotchkin and Roland Frank Cain


  1. [S139] California Death Index 1940- 1997.
  2. [S218] Social Security Death Index 1935- 2014.

Florence Walker Hotchkin

F, (4 November 1893 - 25 October 1965)
     Florence Walker Hotchkin was born on 4 November 1893 at KY, USA. The 1900 census gives her birth as Nov 1893. Gravestone gives exact date. She was the daughter of Frank Seymour Hotchkin and Nancy Bates Walker. Florence Walker Hotchkin married Hiram Earle Austin on 2 April 1912 at Mobile, Mobile County, AL, USA. Book 44, page 146 Mobile County Marriage Records.. Florence Walker Hotchkin died on 25 October 1965 at Mobile, Mobile County, AL, at age 71.1 She was buried at Pine Crest Cemetery, at Mobile, Mobile County, AL, USA.

     Death records call her Nancy Walker Austin.
Last Edited=4 Oct 2017

Child of Florence Walker Hotchkin and Hiram Earle Austin


  1. [S608] Alabama Deaths 1908-1959.

Frances (Fannie) Hotchkin

F, (20 November 1814 - 30 August 1894)
     Frances (Fannie) Hotchkin was born on 20 November 1814 at Litchfield County, CT, USA. She married Alexander Hamilton Frazer Cady at NY, USA, circa 1834. She married William Johnson at NY circa 1855. Frances (Fannie) Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1855 at Irondequoit, Monroe County, NY, USA. The census lists the family as: New York State Census
Fanny Cady, age 41, born about 1814 in CT, head; son George, age 17, born about 1838 in Wayne County NY; son Oliver H., age 15 born about 1840 in Wayne County NY; son Waterman, age 13 born about 1842 in Wayne County NY; dau Emma J., age 10 born about 1845 in Monroe County NY; dau Julia M, age 4 born about 1851 in Monroe County NY; sister Abigail Hogkin, age 39 born about 1816 in CT.(Someone has added a notation on the Census Transcript calling Julia M, Julia M Johnson.). She died on 30 August 1894 at Dunlap, Grundy County, MO, USA, at age 79.

     Possible that she is a child of Abraham Hodgkin, born 16 July 1778. Genealogist of the Cady family says that she had a sister Lavinia; and Abraham had a daughter Abby Lavinia. According to Ted Pack, she, as a widow, and her children moved to Battle Creek, MI in 1863.
An Abigail Hotchkin, living with Miles (Milo) Holcomb seems to fit. She is called a sister-in law and Miles has a wife named Lavina or sometimes called Lovina, born 1814. At the 1860 census Frances A. Cady born 1845 was living with Miles and Lavina.
Last Edited=9 Dec 2017

Children of Frances (Fannie) Hotchkin and Alexander Hamilton Frazer Cady

Child of Frances (Fannie) Hotchkin and William Johnson

Frances (Fanny) Gale Hotchkin

F, (30 March 1829 - 8 April 1903)
     Frances (Fanny) Gale Hotchkin was born on 30 March 1829 at Lenox, Berkshire County, MA, USA. She was the daughter of John Hotchkin Rev. and Fanny Gale. Frances (Fanny) Gale Hotchkin was graduated in 1845 from Lenox Academy, Lenox, Berkshire County, MA, USA. Frances G. was a student in the class of 1845-6 at the Lenox Academy of which her father Rev John Hotchkin was Principal. Her address at that time was listed as Lenox. She studied in the Greek language. She appeared on the census of 1850 at Lenox, Berkshire County, MA. The census lists the family as: Census calls her Fanny.. She died on 8 April 1903 at Pittsfield, Berkshire County, MA, USA, at age 74. She was buried at Church on the Hill Cemetery, at Lenox, Berkshire County, MA, USA. Gravestone says, "Fanny G. Hotchkin, born March 30 1829; died Apilr 8 1903.".

     Frances and her sister Mary worked all their lives for their father John in the Hotchkin Public Library of Lenox and operated it after their fathers death. The 1850 census of Lenox, Berkshire Co., MA finds her with her parents and gives her age as 20, making her birth in 1829/30. Her baptism is in the records of the Little Church on the Hill.
     George Walker's Diary of Lenox has an entry Fanny Hotchkin, June 23, 1852: Mary Hotchkin, June 19, 1852; many of the other nearby entries are deaths but we are quite sure of Marys and Frances death. This could be marriages but there is no other evidence of any marriages and it seems unlikely that they were married in-as-much as they are buried with their parents. Her gravestone gives her birth and death dates.
Middle initial is found in Lenox Academy student catalog.
Last Edited=5 Apr 2017

Frances (Frankey) Thompkins Hotchkin

F, (1870 - 10 October 1894)
     Frances (Frankey) Thompkins Hotchkin was born in 1870 at Liberty, Sullivan County, NY, USA. She was the daughter of Joshua Francis (James) Hotchkin and Frances (Fanny) May Tompkins. She married William George Heidt at Sullivan County, NY, USA, circa 1888.1 Frances (Frankey) Thompkins Hotchkin died on 10 October 1894 at Liberty, Sullivan County, NY. She was buried at Liberty Cemetery, at Liberty, Sullivan County, NY, USA.

     Frances (Frankey) was the last child of J. Frances Hotchkin and the only child of his third wife, Fanny M. Tompkins. She is called Francis Heyte in the Will of William Mead Hotchkin and excluded from his Will because his father J. Francis excuded William.
Last Edited=24 Nov 2012

Children of Frances (Frankey) Thompkins Hotchkin and William George Heidt


  1. [S10] Geoffrey Brown, John Hodgkin of Guilford Connecticut, pg 138, Brown gives credit to Audrey Carver.

Frances Adelaide (Addie) Hotchkin

F, (7 April 1855 - 27 November 1937)
     Frances was born at Cassville, Paris Twp, Oneida County, NY, USA, on 7 April 1855. Gravestone gives 1855. 1900 census gives April 1855..1 She was the daughter of Noah B. Hotchkin and Emeline L. Monroe. She married Menzo G. Tripp at Clayville, Oneida County, NY, USA, on 1 January 1879. She was married in the home of her grandfather, Noah B. Hotchkin by Rev C. H. Beebe of the Clayville Presbyterian Church. The announcement calls her Addie F. Hotchkin. The marriage date is reported in Menzo's Obituary..2 Frances Adelaide (Addie) Hotchkin died on 27 November 1937 at Paris Twp, Oneida County, NY, at age 82.1,3 She was buried at Sauquoit Valley Cemetery, at Clayville, Oneida County, NY, USA.

     The 1870 census finds her with her parents in Paris, Oneida Co., NY; she is age 17. Clayville Presbyterian Church Records show her marriage to Menzo Tripp in the home of Noah Hotchkin in Cassville by Rev C. H. Beebe. These records call her Addie with a middle initial of F. She is buried with her husband next to the Miron Hotchkin family in Sauquoit Valley Cemetery. The last two years of the death date were never carved. The stone shows her birth as 1855. The Paris Town Clerk furnished her birth and death dates. Frances is mentioned in her mothers Will as Frances A. Tripp and left the sum of $1,000.
Last Edited=28 Dec 2009

Family: Frances Adelaide (Addie) Hotchkin and Menzo G. Tripp


  1. [S324] Paris, NY Town Clerk records.
  2. [S1055] Death of Menzo G. Tripp, The Utica Observer Dispatch.
  3. [S163] , 1855 - 1937, wife of Menzo Tripp.

Frances Caroline Hotchkin

F, (28 July 1891 - 10 September 1952)
     Frances Caroline Hotchkin was born on 28 July 1891 at Chicago, Cook County, IL, USA.1 She was the daughter of Earnest Frank Hotchkin and Anna (Annie) Mueller. She married Alfred Adelbert Schwiderski at Chicago, Cook County, IL, on 10 June 1914. She was married at 22 and he at 24 according to the 1930 census..2 Frances Caroline Hotchkin died on 10 September 1952 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA, USA, at age 61.3
Last Edited=9 Dec 2017

Children of Frances Caroline Hotchkin and Alfred Adelbert Schwiderski


  1. [S139] California Death Index 1940- 1997, California Death Index lists Frances' married name as Schwiderski and Schwider.
  2. [S500] Indiana Marriages Index 1780 to 1992.
  3. [S139] California Death Index 1940- 1997.

Frances M. Hotchkin

F, (1954 - )
     Frances M. Hotchkin was born in 1954 at CA, USA.1 She was the daughter of David Arthur Hotchkin and Katherin M. Giuliano. She married Jerry L. Wheeler at San Diego County, CA, USA, on 16 June 1973.2 Frances M. Hotchkin and Jerry L. Wheeler were divorced in October 1974 at San Diego County, CA.3 She married Franklin McCaw at San Diego County, CA, on 9 July 1975.4

     The California Marriage Index show these two marriage to Frances Hotchkin. It is possible that this a daughter of Harold H Hotchkin Jr.
Last Edited=26 Apr 2017

Family: Frances M. Hotchkin and Jerry L. Wheeler


  1. [S309] California Marriage Index 1850-1877, 1949- 1950, and 1960-1986, File # 80588, birth 1954.
  2. [S309] California Marriage Index 1850-1877, 1949- 1950, and 1960-1986, File # 71190.
  3. [S412] California Divorce Index 1966-1984.
  4. [S309] California Marriage Index 1850-1877, 1949- 1950, and 1960-1986, File #80588.

Francis (Frank) Hotchkin

M, (25 December 1843 - 22 July 1923)
     Francis was born at Fallsburgh, Sullivan County, NY, USA, on 25 December 1843. Birth date comes from his Civil War Pension file.. He was the son of Zebulon Hotchkin and Catharine Johnston. Francis (Frank) Hotchkin was a Lt., andserved in Co F, 56th NY Vol. Infantry, during the Civil War. He married Mehettable (Hettie) Gardner at Liberty, Sullivan County, NY, USA, on 18 February 1866. He married Martha Bloom at Stone Ridge, Ulster County, NY, USA, on 3 October 1871. Francis (Frank) Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1880 at Rockland, Sullivan County, NY, USA. The census lists the family as: Hotchkin, Frank, age 36, b NY; wife Hettie, age 38, b NY; son Willie, age 13, b NY; son Walter, age 9, b NY.. Francis died on 22 July 1923 at Rosendale, Ulster County, NY, USA, at age 79.1 He was buried at Old Liberty Cemetery, at Liberty, Sullivan County, NY, USA.

     Frank joined Co.F, 56th Regt., NY Infantry on 8-5-1861 at Liberty, NY and was mustered in on August 29, 1861 at Fallsburgh, NY. He reenlisted in the Veterans Volunters on 2-19-1864 at Beaufort, SC and was promoted to Sgt.Maj. on 5-1-1865 in Charleston, SC. He was discharged on 17 October 1865 at Charleston, SC. Col. Rockwell Tyler wrote on behalf of Frank's Pension; "A number of sick were sent away from Harrisons Landing in the summer of 1862 and according to the best of my recollection, claimant was one of the number sick and suffering from rheumatism and exposure. In the Spring of 1864 claimant was in poor health and on Morris and Folly Island in the summer of 1864 he was very sick with Fever and Ague, and on the campaign in the fall of 1864 he was feeble and I often allowed him to ride my horse on the march. At the battle of Honey Hill, he was very sick and on the retrograde march was unable to ride and was assisted in walking by comrades." His military records describes him as 5 feet, 5 inches, with a light complexion, blue eyes and dark hair and his occupation as Tinsmith.
     After the war, Frank operated F. Hotchkin and Co., Hardware Dealers on Liberty Street in Liberty, NY. His two children by his first marriage to Hettie Gardner; Willie and Walter, are listed in his pension file and their birth dates are given. Frank had a number of residences during his life and he listed the following in a pension application: 1866 Monticello, 1869 Liberty, 1877 Rockland, 1890 Stone Ridge, 1893 Kingston, 1905 High Falls.
Last Edited=4 Oct 2017

Children of Francis (Frank) Hotchkin and Mehettable (Hettie) Gardner

Family: Francis (Frank) Hotchkin and Martha Bloom


  1. [S59] New York Death Index 1880 to 1956, File #47244,he died at Rosendale, NY.

Francis (Frank) Granger Hotchkin

M, (28 May 1858 - 9 November 1932)
     Francis (Frank) Granger Hotchkin was born on 28 May 1858 at Prattsburgh, Steuben County, NY, USA. He was the son of John Daniels Hotchkin and Esther Ann Wheaton. He married Laura M. Dean at Prattsburgh, Steuben County, NY, on 24 March 1886. Daughter Florence identified this marriage in her DAR Application 132449.. Francis (Frank) Granger Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1920 at Bath, Steuben County, NY, USA. The census lists the family as: Hotchkin, Frank, age 61, b NY; living with his dau Mary Dean.. He died on 9 November 1932 at Prattsburgh, Steuben County, NY, at age 74.1,2 He was buried at Prattsburgh Rural Cemetery, at Prattsburgh, Steuben County, NY, USA.

     Francis was a graduate of Franklin Academy and taught school in Prattsburg. He was usually known as Frank.
Last Edited=4 Oct 2017

Children of Francis (Frank) Granger Hotchkin and Laura M. Dean


  1. [S59] New York Death Index 1880 to 1956, File #68179.
  2. [S1143] Death of Francis G. Hotchkin, The Livingston Republican.

Francis James Hotchkin1

M, (18 June 1840 - 29 October 1902)
     Francis James Hotchkin was born on 18 June 1840 at Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, MI, USA.2 He was the son of Augustine Hall Hotchkin and Sarah Aulls. He married Anna Elizabeth Laing at Saline, Washtenaw County, MI, USA, on 17 April 1862.3 Francis James Hotchkin was a Private, andserved in Co E, 17th Mich Infantry, during the Civil War. He was discharged due to a wound received at Antietam, MD on 16 September 1862.4 He was registered for Civil War Draft on on 1 July 1863 at York, Washtenaw County, MI, USA. Age 22, married, born MI, prior service in Michigan 17th INf, discharged December 1862.5 He was a Teamster. He appeared on the census of 1880 at Saline, Washtenaw County, MI, USA. The census lists the family as: Francis Hodgkin, age 38, b MI; wife Anna, age 37, b MI; son Harvey, age 9, b MI; son Ernest, age 5, b MI. 1890 Veterans Census, Saline, Washtenaw Co., MI, SD 1, ED 166.. He died on 29 October 1902 at Saline, Washtenaw County, MI, at age 62.6,2 He was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, at Saline, Washtenaw County, MI, USA.

     Francis was born in Michigan within a few years after his parents arrived there from Steuben Co., NY. His birth date is calculated from the age 62-4-11 given in his Burial Permit which is attached to his wife's Widows Pension Application. He was baptized in the Presbyterian Church by Rev Mr Hill. The 1880 Census of Saline, Washtenaw Co., MI calls him Francis Hodgkin and gives his age as 38 and born in Michigan. At that time they lived on Russell St., in Saline.
     Francis was a Civil War soldier who enlisted on 12 August 1862 at Ann Arbor, MI, into Co. E, 17th Regt, Michigan Infantry Volunteers as a Private. He was wounded in the knee at the battle of Antietam on 17 Sept, 1862. According to his file, he spent 10 days in the field hospital, then was transferred to Frederick City, MD for one night and then to Baltimore, MD for two weeks in the Camden Street Hospital. His wounding seems like such a short period after his enlistment that he must have been sent immediately to the front without any training. A letter in his file, from his father to the military authorities, says that he is too sick to return from a home leave. A doctors report on 12 December 1862 when he was discharged at Detroit says that he was three-fourths disabled. The Michigan Military Index lists him in Vol 17, Pg 39 but gives middle initial as J.
     When Ann applied for a widow's pension in 1902, she said that all she had was a small house and lot that brought in no money for support and that no one else was legally liable for any support. The pension file includes their marriage license, a death certificate for Francis and names their living children, on 4 June, 1898 as Harvey and Ernest and gives their birth dates.
     Francis' death is recorded in Washtenaw Co. records, Vol 3, page 61, which gives the cause of death as nervous exhaustion and his birth location as New York, which certainly is not true. The Michigan Death Records, Book 36, pg 343 call him Frank L. Hotchkin. His marriage to Ann Eliza Lane is recorded in Washtenaw Co. records, Vol 3, page 246, 1882. Francis, Ann, and their son Ernest are buried with his parents in the Oakwood Cemetery, Plot #A-5, alongside of US #12 in Saline. There are no markers on their graves. At the 1900 census the census taker reports that they had 5 children with 2 alive at that time. The Compiler has listed six children belived to be theirs.
Last Edited=7 Jun 2017

Children of Francis James Hotchkin and Anna Elizabeth Laing


  1. [S506] None, History of Washtenaw County, Michigan, pg 391, called Francis J. Hotchkin in connection with the 17th Infantry.
  2. [S910] Francis L. Hotchkin, Death Certificate.
  3. [S417] Marriage Records, Vol 3, pg 246, married by B. Frank, MG and witnessed by Eder and Webster Ruckman.
  4. [S506] None, History of Washtenaw County, Michigan, pg 391.
  5. [S1228] July 1 1863,.
  6. [S231] Michigan Death Index 1971 - 1996, died of nervous exhausion.

Francis James Hotchkin

M, (14 March 1902 - 2 June 1953)
     Francis James Hotchkin was born on 14 March 1902 at Grinnell, Poweshiek County, IA, USA.1,2 He was the son of William Arthur Hotchkin and Mary Ellen Dowling. He married Dorothy May Jewell in 1927. According to the 1930 census.. Francis James Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1930 at Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA, USA. The census lists the family as: Francis Hotchkin, 29 (1900), IA, married at 26 parents born in IA, gas station Attendant; roomer wirh Ralph F. Wicox family.. He died on 2 June 1953 at Los Angeles County, CA, USA, at age 51.1,3 He was buried at Pomona Cemetery and Mausoleum, at Pomona, Los Angeles County, CA, USA. Location from his obituary..

     Birth and death dates come from California Death Index 1940-1997.
Last Edited=28 Sep 2012

Children of Francis James Hotchkin and Dorothy May Jewell


  1. [S139] California Death Index 1940- 1997.
  2. [S218] Social Security Death Index 1935- 2014.
  3. [S218] Social Security Death Index 1935- 2014, 549-10-2179.

Francis Norman Hotchkin

M, (1 October 1846 - 1913)
     Francis Norman Hotchkin was born on 1 October 1846 at Liberty, Sullivan County, NY, USA. He was the son of Joshua Francis (James) Hotchkin and Lydia Novill Grant. Francis Norman Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1870 at Liberty, Sullivan County, NY. The census lists the family as: Hotchkin, Norman., 23, living in home of David Grant and Norman's sister Hannah, farm labor.. He married Hattie Kortright at Liberty, Sullivan County, NY, circa 1871. Francis Norman Hotchkin died in 1913 at Liberty, Sullivan County, NY. He was buried at Fallsburg Neversink Cemetery, at Neversink, Sullivan County, NY, USA.

     The 1900 census of Fallsburg Twp., Sullivan Co., NY has Francis, wife Hattie and daughter Alice J. His nephew, Grover C. Bonnell, born November 1884, in NY is living with them. Francis and his wife Hattie are buried in Velie Cemetery, Neversink. In their plot is Ella Cortright, wife of Frederick, son of Francis's brother Nathan.
Last Edited=21 Oct 2016

Children of Francis Norman Hotchkin and Hattie Kortright

Frank Hotchkin

M, (May 1855 - 1939)
     Frank was born at NY, USA, in May 1855. Age 45, born May 1855 at the 1900 census. He was the son of George Nelson Hotchkin and Elizabeth Converse Bixby. Frank Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1900 at Newark, Essex County, NJ, USA. The census lists the family as: Hotchkin, Frank, 5-1855, b NY, living with b-in-law Vernon E. Beavers.. He resided at Newark, Essex County, NJ, in 1900. Frank died in 1939 at Rochester, Monroe County, NY, USA.1 He was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, at Rochester, Monroe County, NY, USA. Sec L, Lot 68.

     Frank is described by Talcott and found in the 1880 census with his brothers and sisters and father living at 30 Adams St., Rochester, NY. The 1890 Rochester City Directory calls him a Collector with a business address of 481 Exchange St. Frank is in Chicago at the 1895 Chicago City Directory and is listed as a clerk, living at 5054 State St. At the 1920 census, he is living with sister and brother-in-law at 50 Richelan Terrace, Newark City, NJ and is age 63.
Last Edited=4 Oct 2017


  1. [S163]

Frank Edward Hotchkin

     Frank Edward Hotchkin is the son of Raymond Harry Hotchkin and Agnes G. Vilickas. He married Doris Short at IL, USA, circa 1967.
Last Edited=28 Jan 2007

Children of Frank Edward Hotchkin and Doris Short

Frank Elmer Hotchkin

M, (21 August 1869 - 18 December 1934)
     Frank Elmer Hotchkin was born on 21 August 1869 at Rockland, Sullivan County, NY, USA. He was the son of Luther B. Hotchkin and Jane Ann Davis. He married Carrie Grace Moore at Middletown, Orange County, NY, USA, on 29 November 1893. Married by Rev W. McKendree Darwood.. Frank Elmer Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1900 at Liberty, Sullivan County, NY, USA. The census lists the family as: Hotchkin, Frank, age 30, b 8-1869 in NY,married 6 years, parents born NY, Painter; wife Carrie, age 29, b 2-1871 in NY, married 6 years, one child, one living; son Harold, age 3, b 10-1896 in NY. 242 92 13 94. He resided at Newark, Essex County, NJ, USA, in 1905. He married Adeline Evelyn Coddington at Easton, Northampton County, PA, USA, in 1915. Frank Elmer Hotchkin died on 18 December 1934 at Glen Gardner, Hunterdon County, NJ, USA, at age 65. He was buried at First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, at Rockaway, Morris County, NJ, USA. Findagrave.com records give birth as 21 aug 1867 and death as 18 dec 1932..

     According to a newspaper article on his son Howard, Elmer was an interior decorator and general foreman for the state Tuberculosis Hospital, known as Mt Kipp and now known as Hagadorn Center for Geriatrics. He moved his family from Denville to Glen Gardner in 1922. At the 1880 census, Frank and sister Evaline was living with their grandparents Albert J. and Hannah Davis.
     The 1905 Newark, NJ City Directory has a Frank Hotchkin who is an insurance salesman and boards at 149 Johnson; in 1918 through 1927 he is a pressman. His residence from 1918 to 1927 is 50 Richelieu. Living with him in 1905 is Harriett M. , a music teacher. In later years Harriett is a clerk and lives at 15 Isabella and then 20 Dover. The relationship of Harriett is unknown, but a daughter Florence is shown in the 1923 directory as a nurse, North Memorial Hospital and residing at 340 Bank.
The May 4 1891 edition of the Middletown Daily Times says that Frank E. Hotchkin an employee of the Ontario and Western Line has been arrested for taking butter and other items from the railroad. No further information was found.
Last Edited=4 Oct 2017

Children of Frank Elmer Hotchkin and Carrie Grace Moore

Children of Frank Elmer Hotchkin and Adeline Evelyn Coddington

Frank Eugene Hotchkin

M, (18 November 1877 - February 1887)
     Frank Eugene Hotchkin was born on 18 November 1877 at Lenox, Berkshire County, MA, USA.1 He was the son of George William Hotchkin and Janette Martha Perry. Frank Eugene Hotchkin died in February 1887 at Lenox, Berkshire County, MA, at age 9.2
Last Edited=7 Mar 2006


  1. [S53] Lillian G. Mattoon & Donald Mattoon, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Philip Mattoon of Deerfield, MA, pg 60, says 8 (18) 1877 birth.
  2. [S53] Lillian G. Mattoon & Donald Mattoon, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Philip Mattoon of Deerfield, MA, pg 60.

Frank Marion Hotchkin

M, (9 February 1869 - 5 June 1936)
     Frank Marion Hotchkin was born on 9 February 1869 at Sangerfield, Oneida County, NY, USA.1 He was the son of George Putnam Hotchkin and Mariah Mann. Frank Marion Hotchkin was a Pri, andserved in the US Marines at the Portsmouth Navy Yard.2 He married Mary (Maggie) Margaret Griffith at Little Falls, Herkimer County, NY, USA, on 19 March 1892.3
     The Waterville Times says that he was elected as Collector and he received 266 votes out of 277 who voted.
Frank Marion Hotchkin was employed in 1895 as a Grocer. He and Mary (Maggie) Margaret Griffith were divorced before 1910. The 1910 census calls her May M. and says that she is divorced.. Frank Marion Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1910 at Boston, Suffolk County, MA, USA. The census lists the family as: Frank M. Hotchkin, 41, single, born NY, father birth not known, mother born England, works in shoemaker shop.. He married Bertha Mercy Stoddart on 27 December 1935 at Nashua, Hillsborough County, NH, USA.4 Frank Marion Hotchkin died on 5 June 1936 at Boston, Suffolk County, MA, USA, at age 67. Obituary this location. The MA Death Index says Natick, Meddlesex County. MA..5 He was buried at Walnut Hills Cemetery, at Brookline, Norfolk County, MA, USA.

     Frank's birth date is given in his fathers Civil War Pension Application. His daughter in a letter to the Hotchkin Reunion Secretary says that he lived in Waterville, NY and later in Boston, MA. The 1900 census says that his father was born in NY and mother at sea and it gives his marriage date as 1892.
     He appears in the 1898 Chicago City Directory as F M Hotchkin and Co., Grocers at 6426 Stoney Island and residing at 5426 Monroe. The next available city directory is 1902 and it lists his wife Mrs Maggie M. as M & M Grocers at 6426 Jackson Park. She appears in the 1905 directory in the same manner, but in 1910 she is listed at 770 E 41st St as Meg M., widow of Frank. However, Frank appears in the 1910, 1920 and 1930 censuses of MA.
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Children of Frank Marion Hotchkin and Mary (Maggie) Margaret Griffith

Family: Frank Marion Hotchkin and Bertha Mercy Stoddart


  1. [S252] George P. Hotchkin Civil War Pension File #671466 & 1136817, pension application gives Frank's birth.
  2. [S996] 1798 -1940,.
  3. [S149] New York Marriage Index, File 4792, Marriage files do not give spouse. Name given is Frank W. so Compiler can not be sure that he has the correct person.
  4. [S1251] Frank Marion Hotchkin, Bertha Sullivan, Records show him as age 66 and she 55. Her parents are listed as Daniel Stoddard and Mary Bearse. His as George Hotchkin and Maria Mann.
  5. [S816] Obituary of Frank M. Hotchkin, Waterville Times.

Frank Roger Hotchkin

M, (17 July 1956 - 27 September 1980)
Frank Roger Hotchkin, Fireman
died in a fire
     Frank Roger Hotchkin was born on 17 July 1956 at Los Angeles County, CA, USA.1,2,3 He was the son of Howard Roger Hotchkin and Barbara Fay Tlacil. He married June M. Bergstrom at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA, USA, on 4 February 1978.4 Frank Roger Hotchkin was employed in 1980 at Los Angeles County, CA, as a Fireman. He died on 27 September 1980 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, CA, at age 24.5 He was buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Hollywood Hills), at Hollywood, Los Angeles County, CA, USA.
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Family: Frank Roger Hotchkin and June M. Bergstrom


  1. [S139] California Death Index 1940- 1997.
  2. [S140] California Birth Index 1905- 1995.
  3. [S105] Ruth Elizabeth Hotchkin Clapper, Compiler Edgar E Hotchkin.
  4. [S309] California Marriage Index 1850-1877, 1949- 1950, and 1960-1986, File #2874, 1978.
  5. [S139] California Death Index 1940- 1997, #0190-044037.

Frank Seymour Hotchkin1

M, (March 1853 - December 1916)
     Frank was born at Watertown, Jefferson County, NY, USA, in March 1853. He is age 8 at the 1860 census.. He was the son of Benjamin Franklin Hotchkin and Jane M. Little. He married Nancy Bates Walker at Sedgwick County, KS, USA, on 16 October 1888. Index of Marriages, Record D406 from the files of Midwest Historic & Genealogical Society, as indexed by Bill Pennington.. Frank Seymour Hotchkin was employed in 1900 as a Foundry worker. He died in December 1916 at Cuba at age 63.2

     The 1850 and the 1860 census of Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY finds him with his parents Benjamin and Jane. At the 1880 census of Dist. 7, Watertown he is listed as being in the Navy; and by the 1900 census he is living at 710 Warren St., Chicago, IL with his wife Nancy and daughters Florence and Jane.
     An article in the Syracuse Standard, dated 27 May 1884 refers to him as Lieutenant of the USN says that he just returned from a 4 year cruise with the Adriatic squadron and that he had been on the ill-fated Ashlot when that vessel was lost in the China seas about one year ago. The "List of Officers of the Navy of the US and of the Marine Corps, 1775-1900," compiled by Edward W. Callahan, Register, Bureau of Navigation, Navy Dept; gives the following on Frank: "Frank Hotchkin, Midshipman 28 June 1867; Graduated 1 June 1872; Ensign 15 July 1873; Master 5 June 1878; Lieutenant Junior Grade 3 March 1883; Wholly retired 16 June 1885."
     The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, GA Feb 26 1911. Sec. Nagel of the Dept of Commerce and Labor at Mobile, AL, announced that he had dismissed Frank S. Hotchkin from his duties as Shipping Commisioner for Dereliction of Duties.3
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Children of Frank Seymour Hotchkin and Nancy Bates Walker


  1. [S80] Edward W. Callahan, List of Officers of the Navy, Marine.
  2. [S814] Death of Frank S. Hotchkin in Cuba, Waterville Times.
  3. [S535] Lt Frank S. Hotchkin, Syracuse Standard.

Frank William Hotchkin1

M, (25 May 1876 - 4 May 1962)
     Frank William Hotchkin was born on 25 May 1876 at Aden, Sullivan County, NY, USA. Gravestone shows date 25 May 1876.2 He was the son of Nathan G. Hotchkin and Orpha Jane Everts. He married Eunice E. Lewis at Liberty, Sullivan County, NY, USA, on 16 March 1899. The 1900 census would place the marriage in 1898..3 Frank William Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1900 at Liberty, Sullivan County, NY, USA. The census lists the family as: Hotchkin, Frank W., age 24, b 5-1876 in NY, married 2 years; wife Eunice, age 23, b 1-1877 in NY, married 2 years, one child, one living; son Earle, age 10 mo, b 8-1899 in NY. 242 92 22 58. He registered for the World War I Draft in 1918 while living at White Sulphur Springs, Sullivan County, NY, USA. The registration card gave additional information on him: "He says that he is 41, born 25 May 1877, and a farmer working for Frank Hotchkin in White Sulpher Springs (this is likely his grandfather). He gives his nearest relative as Horce Hotchkin living in Liberty, NY.". He died on 4 May 1962 at Liberty, Sullivan County, NY, at age 85.2 He was buried at Orchard Street Cemetery, at Livingston Manor, Sullivan County, NY, USA.

     Frank's birth is documented in a family bible held by Iva Hotchkin Tuttle. He was born just a few days before his mothers death. Because of his mothers death, he was taken to be raised by his grandfather, Francis Hotchkin and his 3rd wife Fanny Tompkins and appears in the 1880 census of Neversink with that family. This census refers to him as Frankie W. According to Brown's book; his friends remember him as a tall, thin man with a happy disposition, who was very musical, loved to play his fiddle and dance.4
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Children of Frank William Hotchkin and Eunice E. Lewis


  1. [S94] Alfred Decker Keator, Three Centuries of the Keator Family, describes his relationship to Harry G. Hotchkin.
  2. [S215] Remenbrance Card for Frank W Hotchkin.
  3. [S414] Marriage Certificate held by Liberty Village Clerk.
  4. [S10] Geoffrey Brown, John Hodgkin of Guilford Connecticut.

Franklin Elwyn Hotchkin

M, (10 August 1898 - 1 August 1993)
Elwyn Hotchkin about 1950, Compilers father
     Franklin was born at Loup City, Sherman County, NE, USA, on 10 August 1898. This is Compilers father and census records say Aug 1899 which is an error..1 He was the son of Franklin Evi Hotchkin and Mary Winona (Minnie) Hendrick. He married Margaret Josephine Smith at Harbor Springs, Emmet County, MI, USA, on 30 June 1920. A cousin gave 30 June 1919 to LDS, which is an error. The Compiler holds their Marriage License showing a 1920 marriage.. Franklin Elwyn Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1930 at Jackson, Jackson County, MI, USA. The census lists the family as: Elwyn Hotchkin, 30, (1899), married at 20, born NE, father born US, mother born US, machinist at motor shaft factory; wife Margaret, 29, first married at 19, born MI, father and mother born NY, no occupation; son Edgar E., 3 7/12, born MI; son Jerry L., 1 6/12, born MI.. He died on 1 August 1993 at Odessa, Ector County, TX, USA, at age 94.2,3 He was buried at Andrews County Cemetery West, at Andrews, Andrews County, TX, USA.

     The Compilers father was born in Loupe City Nebraska on 10 August 1898. At the age of six his family returned to Michigan by wagon, a trip that took over 2 months. Elwyn, as the family always called him, was raised on a farm near Grand Ledge, Michigan. He met my mother at Harbor Spring, Michigan on one of the frequent trips that he and a friend took to this resort area. Mother was a telephone operator at the local telephone office and was most immediately noticeable because of her flaming red hair. Mother and dad were married at Harbor Springs on 30 June 1920.
     Dad learned the machining trade and took a job in Jackson, MI grinding automotive crankshafts. My brother Jerry and I were born while the family lived in Jackson. At the worst of the depression, early 1930, dad lost his job and we moved north, outside of Harbor Spring, on a sixty-acre farm where dad had converted an old chicken house into a livable home. It is hard to believe at this point that it was really livable. It had only stud walls on the inside, heated by a potbelly stove and a wood burning cook stove. Water was carried from a spring about 1/2 mile away. Jerry and I sleep in a loft that had a wooden ladder to get into. Dad farmed this property until about 1940 when he went back to Lansing to take a job at Oldsmobile. That school year, mother, Jerry and I spent in Harbor Springs. He worked for Oldsmobile until his 68th birthday. After retirement my dad and mother bought a small farm outside of Lansing where he worked harder than ever, as dad wasn't happy unless he was working.
     About 1969 they decided that they ought to be near one of their children so they moved to Andrews, TX to be near my brother Jerry. Dad and mother had planned for their deaths for a long time and had a gravesite and headstone already in the city cemetery at Andrews. Mother died after years of continuing strokes and Dad died after a short illness; the first time in his life that he had ever been sick or in a hospital. The Compiler’s brother Jerry and his wife Faith conducted dad’s funeral services.
     I remember visiting my father for the last time, before his death. He was living in a retirement home and his memory was almost entirely gone and he was nearly blind. We were going out for a drive and he asked me if the tree in front of the home was a chestnut tree. I told him that I didn't think that it was a chestnut. That triggered a long forgotten memory and he resided almost the entire poem of "Village Smithy."
     My father only went to school through the eighth grade but he was one of the smartest men that I have known. I remember that during World War II he was working on some complicated machines at Oldsmobile, for the war effort, and needed to learn Trigonometry. He bought a book and taught himself.
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Children of Franklin Elwyn Hotchkin and Margaret Josephine Smith


  1. [S218] Social Security Death Index 1935- 2014, SS #380-05-4134.
  2. [S218] Social Security Death Index 1935- 2014.
  3. [S624] Texas Deaths 1903- 2000.

Franklin Evi Hotchkin

M, (27 July 1857 - 16 April 1928)
Franklin Evi Hotchkin 1857- 1928
     Franklin was born at Belvidere, Boone County, IL, USA, on 27 July 1857. He was the son of Noah Frank Hotchkin and Evilena Ann Granville. Franklin Evi Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1880 at Benton Twp, Berrien County, MI, USA. The census lists the family as: Granville, George, 40, Fruit Grower, 40, b Maine; wife Clara, 38, b IL; dau Emily, 12, b MI; dau Mary E., 9, b MI; dau Verona, 7, b MI; mother Mary, 78, b Maine; nephew Franklin Hotchkin, 24, b IL.. He married Mary Winona (Minnie) Hendrick at Hagar Twp, Berrien County, MI, USA, on 27 October 1888. Mary Winona and Franklin E. were married in Hager, Mi. by Rev. C.S. Lester, 1st Baptist Church of Benton Harbor, MI..1,2 Franklin Evi Hotchkin was a Carpenter in 1898.
     On July 8, 1904 Franklin Evi and his family left Central City to return to Michigan by wagon train. They drove with two wagons, a large freight wagon and a buggy. Franklin drove the large team with the freight wagon and daughters' Mabel and Lelia drove the buggy. Norris was less than a year old at this time and was carried in the arms of his mother. Elwyn, the Compilers father, remembers that the other children walked most of the way, as the wagons were so full. Franklin's family arrived at his wife's Minnie sister's home in Saugatuck Michigan on September 8. His diary of this trip is so interesting that it is included in the next few pages. At a few places in the following diary, comments have been made by Lelia Hotchkin Wythe when she first transcribed the diary. These comments are shown in parenthesis ( ).
July 8, 1904 Left Central City, Nebraska at 8:20 A.M. Crossed the Platte River at 9:00. Stopped for dinner at 12:00. Started again at 1:20 P.M. Left Stromberg 2 mi. E. of us. Went south. Camped at Union School House in Polk Co. at 7:30. Good grass in school yard, all fenced in. Director came along, said we could turn horses in their pasture over night. Found very nice people there. Made 28 mi.
July 9 This morning while we were eating breakfast, a young lady came and brought us about 3 qts. new milk. Started at 6:55 A. M. Passed Benedict 1\2 mi. to the West at 8:40. Passed York 1\2 mi. at the South at 11:30. Made 15 1\2 and stopped for dinner at 12 M. Picked mulberries for dinner and supper. Started again at 1:25. Passed through Waco at 3:15 PM Passed Utica 1\2 mi. at the South at 5:35. Horses rather tired. Made 30 1\2. Went into camp at 6:20.
July 10 Came up a big thunder storm in the night. It is awful windy this morning and hot, likely to get more rain before night. We had company last night. A man and his three children and pug dog came out and called on us. Started this morning at 11:15. Passed Tamora 1:10 1\2 mi. to the South. At 1:15, stopped to feed. Water running right off the horses. Started on again at 4:10. Soon got out of the rain belt of the night before. Then could make better time. Passed through Seward at 7:15 PM. Made 17 mi. and camped at Leahey School House 1 mi. South and 2 mi. W. of German T. at 8:50.
July 11 Rained again last night, a regular downpour with high winds that just shook our wagon in great shape. Rain beat in, wet things up pretty well. So much mud can't move much before noon. Started at 11:45. Came through German T at 1:15. Couldn't get water for horses, so did not stop until 3:25. Came through Raymond at 7:50. Went a little over a mile E. of town and camped with a house on either side of us. Two little girls came out to play with the children. They had a pet coon and invited the children to come and see it in the morning. Made 18 mi.
Tue. July 12 Started at 6:45. Got to Davey at 9:15. Stopped to get butter and corn. Made 13 mi. Stopped on a hill for dinner at 11:55. Started again at 1:20 PM. Passed through Greenwood at 5:20. Made 27 mi. Crossed Salt Creek at 4:50 PM. Camped on Creek bottoms at 6:45.
Wed. July 13 Rained again so we are in camp. Picked our first mess of raspberries yesterday. Hit the trail again at 8:40. Very slippery first 2 mi. Picked another mess of raspberries. Stopped for dinner at 11:45. (Passed Murdock 2 mi. at S. at 9:20) Picked mess of gooseberries. Started on at 1 PM. Met a man from IA going to Colorado Springs with a sick boy. Made 13 mi. and stopped at 6 PM. Camped at little brick school house. Just got team off and tent set when a big rain and wind struck us. Covered the ground with water so girls could not sleep in tent. Made their beds in entry way of school. At 7:15 rain stopped. We got our supper and work done up and just got ready for bed when it begin to rain again.
Thur. July 14 Pleasant but awful muddy. 7 mi. from Ferry (cable ferry, pulled by team of mules) Started at 10:10 AM. Got to Plattsmouth at 11:55. Had to go 2 mi. down the river to ferry. Stopped at 1 PM. Dinner. (Had to drink soft water, as land was to low for good wells) Off again. Crossed the Missouri River at 3:30 (with last team and bid old Nebraska adieu; OK, as we girls said, "Threw the New Brass Key" in the river. It seemed so strange to us to think we were out of the state at last) Got to Pacific City at 4:20. Mills at 5:10. Glenwood at 6:00 PM. Went into camp at 7:35 to spend our first night on IA soil. 24 mi.
Fri. July 15 One week out. Started at 7:10. Went through Hillsdale 8:20. Malvern 10:15. Crossed the W. Nishnabatona R. at 11:30. Hastings at 12:10. Stopped for dinner at 12:40. Picked about 3 qts. of gooseberries. Started at 2:10. Passed through Emerson at 3:20 and Hawthrone at 5:10. Made 26 mi. Horses pretty tired. Stopped at 6:40 at School House on hill about 4 mi. from Red Oak.
Sat July 16 Another night without rain. Started at 7:20. Went through Red Oak at 9:00 AM. It is the nicest town we have yet seen on the trip. Stopped for dinner and feed at 12:20. Made 15 mi. Got card from Mamie (his sister) and letter from father (Hendrick) today at Red Oak. After dinner at 1:50, struck some of the worst roads we have found yet. The hills were simply terrible. Went into camp at 5:30 with the horses all tired out. Made 26 mi.
Sun. July 17 Is nice and warm. Started at 7:30 with horses stiff and sore, to make more hills. Passed three churches. Made 9 mi. & stopped for dinner 3 mi. from Corning. Only intending to make Corning today. 11:30 Started again at 3:00 PM. Came through Corning at 4:30. Stopped one mi. out of town at 5:00 PM. Left my Arctics where we camped last night. Made 11 MI.
Mon. July 18 Went over to town. Got card from father (Hendrick), done trading. Came back to camp, loaded up, and started at 8:30. Picked berries on the road. Went 11 1\2 mi. & stopped for dinner at 12:15. Started at 1:45. Got to Creston at 6:00 PM. Got bread and camped out at 7:20. Made 24 mi.
Tues. July 19 ad another big rain last night. Mud so deep & hills so steep it is impossible to start this morning if at all today. 9:00 PM. been in camp all day. Traded one of the ponies off tonight and got a heavier horse (Worthless)
Wed. July 20 Cloudy and threatening. Started at 7:40. Roads heavy. Drove 2 mi. It began to rain. Stopped at 8:25. Doubled up our teams and went on again. Made 12 mi. to Afton at 12:05. Went East of town and stopped for dinner at 12:25. Stopped raining. Started again at 1:50. Hills were worst then this fore noon. Got stuck. Had to uncouple light wagon and change teams around to get up. Only made 7 mi. and stopped at 6:00 PM on Grand River, at the mouth of 3 mi. Creek, just N. of Talmage. Made 19 mi. today.
Thurs. July 21 Started at 8:00 AM. Struck the worst hills we have found yet. Went about 9 mi. and stopped for dinner at 12:15. Started again at 2:35. Got to Murray at 3:00 PM. Got bread and flour. Found better roads. Made about 21 mi. Camped at School House Wad. No. 6 on (rede) hill at 7:15. Girls slept in coal shed so did not put up tent.
Fri. July 22 Started at 7:45. Got to Oseola at 8:40. Got bread, watered teams. Left town at 9:00. Found dime as we started out. Made 11 mi. and stopped at School House for dinner at 12 N Started again at 1:45. Passed Woodburn 1 mi. at the S. at 2 PM. Cleaveland at 6:00. Lucas at 7:00 PM. Drove 1 mi. E. and camped by the R.R. at 7:15. Made 25 miles. Old man came out and made us a visit. He was very friendly. Gave us hay to put into the tent. Borrowed his scythe to cut hay for horses.
Sat. July 23 Started at 7:15. Made Charston at 10:30 Am. Got bread and started on for Russell. Came to school house with fine shade maple, so stopped for dinner at 11:55. Made 13 mi. Started on again at 1:45 PM. Got to Russell at 3:00 PM. Went out 3 mi. One horse gave out. Had to stop and put shaves in buggy. Was a little over an hour making the change so only made 23 mi. today. Camped at school house again. Just as we stopped, a rabbit ran out in front of us. Shot him so we'll have meat tomorrow. Lost knife today.
Sun. July 24 Fine warm morning. Begins to look like rain again. Started at 9:15. Struck some terrible hills. Made 11 mi. and stopped for dinner at 2:15 PM. Horses were so tired and good feed here for them, so did not hitch up again. Visited a little and the children went out and picked a gal. gooseberries. Then went down to Seder Creek to play.
Mon. July 25 Started at 8:10. Got to Albia at 10:05. Left at 11:00. went 4 mi. and stopped on top of a hill for dinner at 12:30. Made 10 miles. Started again at 3:00 PM. Struck more horrid hills. Got to Munterville at 6:00. Went 2 mi. W. Camped on top of a hill. Poorest camp we have struck yet. Very little feed and no water. Raining a little. Made 21 mi.
Tues. July 26 Only got light sprinkle last night. Traded horses before breakfast. Got a big bay mare. Started to 7:00 AM. Went about 10 mi. Stopped to feed and get dinner at 10:30. Got our first mess of Blueberries this morning. Got about 3 qts. Started on at 1:30. Got into S. Ottumwa at 2:00 & to Ottumwa at 2:30 Started on from there at 3:00. Got to River View at 3:25, to Agency at 6:00. Watered horses. Went on 2 mi. and camped. Just as I stopped, met a man on a wheel from Philadelphia, Pa. He had come with his auto part way, then on a wheel. Was going from Ottumwa by train to SD. Made about 22 mi. today.
Wed. July 27 Started at 7:35, passed through N. edge of Hatavia at 9:40. Passed W. B. Kramr's at 10:00 AM. Got to Bernhart at 11:30. Stopped for dinner at 11:35. Just as we stopped, Ted (the dog) killed a mink. Started on at 1:30. Got to Fairfield at 4:00 PM. Got my mail, 2 letters & one postal. Done trading. Started out at 5:10. Drove for 5 mi. and camped at 7:15. Made 23 mi.
Thurs. July 28 Started at 7:25. Got to Rome at 11:30. Went on down to Skunk R. & watered horses, went on across to the foot of the hill & stopped for dinner at 12:30. Made 12 mi. Cooked dinner with hard maple wood, the first we had used since leaving Michigan. Started again at 2:50. Could hardly get Lucy started up the hill, then could hardly get her along at all. Managed to get to Mt. Pleasant. 8 mi. and stopped at 6:00. 20 mi.
Fri. July 29 Lucy's (horse) feet were so sore she could not travel, so went up town to look around some. Did not find any one to trade with so began to look for work. The first man I spoke to, gave me a job shingling at $2.00 per day. Went to work at 7:30 AM.
Sat. July 30 Worked shingling again today. Got a good heavy shower just as we finished work at night.
Sunday July 31 Had a big thunder shower again last night. A big barn about 2 mi. S. of us was struck by lightening and burned to the ground with fine team & 15 tons of hay & oats. Day has been nice. Mud drying fast. Traded horses again today so guess will hit trail again in the morning if it doesn't rain again.
Mon. Aug. 1 Pleasant. Broke camp and hit the trail again at 8:20. Left Mt. Pleasant at 8:50. New London at 11:30, stopped for dinner 3 mi. E. of N. L. at 12:30. Made 12 mi. Started at 2:40. Danville, Middletown & W. Burlington at 6 PM. Went into camp 6:40 on top of a hill just inside of what had been a field. Got settled & supper just about ready at dark & the man or dog that owned the place came and ordered us off. So had to hitch up and put team on big wagon. Drove just outside of walk and stopped. Pulled light wagon out by hand so it was 10:45 when I got supper and work done and ready for bed. Made 27 mi.
Tues. Aug. 2 Started at 6:50. Got o Ferry at 7:30. Got onto Ferry at 8:00 AM. At 8:15 got onto Illinois dirt and said a glad adieu to old Iowa. Got to Gladstone at 12:00. Watered and went across Henderson R. and stopped for dinner at 12:30. Started again at 2:40. Got part way up hill and found Bl. berry patches. Stopped and picked nearly a water pail full. Started on again at 4:00. Picked berries this fore noon for dinner. Came through Kirkwood at 7:45. Stopped to camp just before we came into town but had no water and crank objected so had to come on. Came 1 mi. N. and camped at 8:30. Made 27 mi.
Wed. Aug. 3 Started at 7:35. Got to Monmouth at 9:15. Passed through and on towards Galesburg. Stopped for dinner at 12:15. Made 15 mi. Started at 2:15. Got to Galesburg at 4:15. Stopped in city. Done trading and started on at 5:05. Came out to E. Galesburg. Watered horses, went about 3\4 mi. and camped at 6:15. Made 28 mi.
Thurs. Aug. 4 Started at 7:15. Struck some horrid hills again this morning. Made 6 miles and thunder storm came up so we had to stop at 10;15. Started at 12:15, went 2 mi., 1\2 mi. N. of Appleton in the valley. Hill so muddy and slippery, left teams at top of hill and went to post office on foot expecting to get mail from Oquawka, but got none, but found that by going back W. 1\4 mi. could soon get out of the hills, so headed back and started on. Had 3 hills to make, one pretty stiff and then struck prairie but rather heavy on account of the rain. Camped at school house 1\4 mi. or 1\2 mi. W. of our road, on account of feed, at 6:15. Only made 13 mi. and horses very tired. Picked about 3 qt. berries again. Others just gone.
Fri. Aug. 5 Pleasant but roads heavy, so did some washing and started at 8:25. Got to Victoria at 10:00 AM. Went 5 1\2 mi. E. & stopped at school house for dinner at 11:50. Made 0 1\2 mi. Started at 2:15. Passed West Jersey at 4:10 went into the hills E. of Indian Creek and camped at 6:25. Made 20 mi.
Sat. Aug. 6 Started at 7:30 & crossed Spoon R. at 9:00 AM. Wyoming at 9:30. Watered horses, got bread, butter & lard and started on. Went 8 mi. E. 1\4 S. and stopped for dinner at 12:10. Got to Sparland Cemetery 1\4 mi. from town at 5:00 PM. Nell about tired out so left teams and went on in afoot to P.O. Found place to camp in grove at top of hill 1\2 mi. from P.O. Made 25 mi.
Sun. Aug. 7 Fine day. Cool and pleasant but horses tired and only have 33 cents in money left, and bridge toll of 40 cents so have to manage to get money before we can go on. The people are very hospitable here. Prof. Boughton gave us a nice plymouth rock chick for dinner then sent us a loaf of bread and can of B. berries. Then before our dinner was ready, two little girls came and gave us two quarts milk and 1\2 of a cake. We found ginshan in the hollow just N. of us and dug about 3 lb. of root.
Mon. Aug. 8 Fine day again. Went down town after breakfast to look for work. Did not strike anything. Came back about 9:30 and went after berries. did not find many. After dinner went down town again, but did not strike anything, so went over to Lacon. Got a chance to sell my ginshan so came back and went to look for more. Mabel and I went out at 4:00. Came back at 7:00 with about 7 lb. Just as I got back from town Mr. Boughton came and offered to loan me $5.00, so with that and what we can get from the roots, will be able to go on tomorrow.
Tues. Aug. 9 Minnie baked bread this fore noon. Got dinner and packed up and started again at 2:00 PM. Came through Lacon at 2:30 PM. Passed Varna at 5:45, 1\2 mi. at the N. went 2 mi. E. and camped at a school house at 6:15. It is getting ready to rain. Made 12 mi.
Wed. Aug. 10 Cloudy. Rained a little last night. Just laid the dust. Started at 7:45. Picked 3 qts. Bl. berries. Went N. of our road and got to Larton at 12:00 N. Watered horses and went 2 mi. E. and stopped for dinner at 1:00 PM. Jammed my thumb while fixing fire to get dinner. Made 14 mi. Started again at 3:05. Went into camp at 6:00 PM. 2 mi. W. of Streator. Made 24 mi.
Thurs. Aug. 11 Cold and foggy. Started at 7:20. Got to Streator at 8:00 AM. Got out to N. E. of town and had to stop and go back to P.O. Got a card from father (Hendrick) and a letter from Mamie. Came through Kerman. Camped 2 mi. from Ranson at 12:00. Made 11 mi. Started again at 2:05. Came through Ranson at 3:00 PM. Kinsman at 5:15 PM. Camped at 6:30, 1 1\2 mi. S. W. of Verona. Made 23 mi.
Fri Aug. 12 Cold again last night. Started at 7:15. Got to Verona at 7:45 and Magon at 9:15. Made 14 mi. and stopped for dinner at 11:30. Started again at 2:00 PM. Went through Coal City, Carbon Hill, Coal Branch Jct. & Diamond. Found some sand. Nell played out so went into camp at 5:30, 1 1\2 mi. S. W. of Wilmington. Made 22 mi.
Sat. Aug. 13 Warm and cloudy. Started at 8:00. Came through Wilmington at 9:00. Past Symeston 1\2 mi. to the S. at 11:00 AM. Stopped for dinner at 11:40. Got a little shower this morning after we left Wilmington. It hardly laid the dust. Started on at 2:15. Terrible hot. Got to Manhattan at 4:30. Came 2 mi. E. Went into camp at 5:00 with Jora tired out. Camped at school house at four corners. Had another shower before I could get tent up. Made 19 mi.
Sunday Aug. 14 Started at 9:30. Passed Frankfort Station 1 1\2 to N. at 12:00 M. Stopped to feed at 1:00 PM. Made 9 mi. Started at 4:15. Camped 2 mi. from Richton at 6:00 PM. Made 14 1\2 mi. Got corn & potatoes.
Mon. Aug. 15 Started at 8:00. Passed through Richton at 8:30. Chicago Hts. 1 mi. to S. Stopped for dinner just inside of state line. Started again at 2:30. Crossed state line at 3:00 and bid adieu to IL. Went through Dyer. Stopped to camp 3 mi. from Dyer at 6:00. Made 15 mi.
Tues. Aug. 16 Started at 8:00 AM. Sand for 5 mi. Got into Griffith and struck deep sand. Belle stopped with us and we had to take her out and put Jora in till we struck the gravel road again. Stopped for dinner at 12:00. Mad 8 mi. Got a mess of bl. berries. Started again at 2:30. Came through Hobert at 5:00 PM. Stopped just before noon at Sam Ward's to enquire the road. He gave us a lot of apples. Made 17 mi.
Wed. Aug. 17 Started at 8:00 AM. Passed Woodville at 11:40. Went 1 mile S. E. and stopped for dinner at 12:00 M. Made 10 mi. Started at 2:45. Got to Westville 5:45. Went into camp 3 mi. W. at 6:45. Made 21 mi. Terrible dry. Every one wanting rain.
Thurs. Aug. 18 Got a little sprinkle this morning. Still cloudy, may rain more. Started at 8:00. Came through La Porte at 11:00. Stopped for dinner 3 mi. E. at 12:15. Made 13 mi. Started at 3:00 PM. Went 7 mi. N. E. Went into camp at 6:00 PM. at Bootjack school house. Made 20 mi. today.
Fri. Aug. 19 Nasty rainy morning. People here in general are rejoicing over it but we are not as we had intended to eat dinner in Michigan today. But if it rains much more will not be able to do so. 6 PM. Well it rained all day so that we only got 2 meals and had to cook them in the rain. But when it stops we won't have to wait for sticky mud to dry up before we can start.
Sat. Aug. 20 Had the worst rain last night that we have had since we started out. Soaked everything all up and drowned the girls out of the tent. So had to all pile up in the wagon. Cloudy and damp this morning so beds don't dry. So will hitch up and start on. Started at 8:30. Just as we were picking up, two teams from Niles came along on their way to Wisconsin. So we were not alone in getting wet. Passed Hudson Lake at 9:15. At 11:00 came to a patch of wild bl. berries & picked about 2 gallons. Crossed state line at 3:10. We clapped our hands for joy and said a glad goodbye to old Ind. Came through Niles at 5:30 PM. Came 2 mi. N. and went into camp with best grazing we have seen for a long time. Good clover and timothy. Made about 23 mi.
Sunday Aug. 21 Spent our first night in Michigan. Fog this morning. Started at 7:30. Got to Eau Claire at 10:45. went 3 mi. E. and stopped for dinner at 11:45. Made 14 mi. Stopped at S. W. corner of Ed Birkholm's place . Did not find them at home.
Mon. Aug. 22 Went down to the house after water. Emma & Ed both knew me and would have us come down to breakfast. Spent the day there and had a nice visit. Gathered huckleberries. In the afternoon, took children boat riding and caught nice mess of fish.
Tues. Aug. 23 Came to B. H. with Ed and saw Jim and had dinner at his place.
Wed. Aug. 24 Left Emma's at 10:30. Got our dinner just N. of Mt. Pleasant church. They were just gathering for funeral of Mrs. Fisher as we passed. Left teams and wagons at C. E. McClaves.
Thurs. Aug. 25 Went to Paw Paw Lake with Jim.
Fri. Aug. 26 Came back again.
Sat. 27,
Sun. 28,
Mon 29 Stayed at Jim's.
Tues. Aug. 30 Came back to Corey's and went into camp on school ground. Worked for Corey's rest of week. Sun. Sept. 4 Went to Aunt Clara's for dinner.
Mon. Sept. 5 Hit the trail again at 3:00 PM. Bid Benton Harbor adieu at 3:45. Camped at Hager School District No. 5, at 6:00 PM. After supper called on Flo Emery a short time.
Tues. Sept. 6 Started at 7:40. Stopped and saw Bert Kettell. Came on past old place. Got some pears. Stopped for dinner N. of Paw Paw Lake on county line at 12:10. Started on again at 2:45. Struck lots of sand. At 5:00 PM. Belle thought she had gone far enough and stopped. Finally changed and went a little farther and camped 3\4 mi. from Packard at 6:00 PM.
Wed. Sept. 7 Started at 9:00 AM. Got to South Haven at 9:45. Came through and on N. about 5 mi. and stopped for dinner at 11:40. Made about 11 mi. Started at 2:35. Passed W. Casco at 3:30. Came past pier and came on one mile E. then N. about 2 mi. and went into camp at 6:25.
Thurs. Sept. 8 Started at 7:45 got to Douglas at 8:10, to Saugatuck at 8:30. Found the folks on the watch for us. Father and Viola (Talma Hendrick and daughter Viola) rushed out to meet us.
He lived in 1916 at Mason, Ingham County, MI, USA. Listed as a Huckster with 5 children.3
     Franklin, wife Minnie and daughter Mable visits cousins the Fellows.4
Franklin died on 16 April 1928 at Lansing, Ingham County, MI, USA, at age 70. The Compiler has a Death Certificate prepared for him by the Ingham County Recorder that gives a date of 10 Apr 1928, but believes that the family records are likely more accurate.. He was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, at Grand Ledge, Eaton County, MI, USA.

     Franklin Evi was born on 27 July 1857 in Belvidere, Boone County, IL according to family records and the Hotchkin Family Reunion Notes. His Death Certificate confirms the location as Illinois. He died at Lansing Michigan on 16 April 1928; the Certified Copy of his Death Certificate received from the County Clerk by the Compiler says 10 April, but this was a copying mistake by the clerk due to very poor originals. This Certificate gives his father as Noah Hotchkin, born in New York and mother Evalela Grandville, born in Maine. According to his published obituary he died in Lansing, Michigan and his funeral was held at the Jarvis-Estes Funeral Home, on Thursday morning at 10:30 am, by Rev Ralph Hobbs. The Hendrick Genealogy claims that Franklin Evi was born 27 July 1855 in Wilson, Niagara Co., NY; however, this is very unlikely as too much evidence supports the 1857 date and location. The 1870 census of Leslie Rives Twp., Jackson Co., MI finds him living with his parents and says that he is attending school. The 1900 census confirmed his birth as July 1857 but claims that his father was born in Vermont and Mother in Maine. The census says that he was a carpenter and rented a home. (For many years the Compilers father had all of grandfather old carpentry tools in the handmade chest that every apprentice carpenter constructed in those days.) At the 1900 census Franklin's family and his wife's family lived in adjacent homes in Central City, NE. Their first three children were born in Benton Harbor, but some time in late 1894 or 1895 they started moving west and the birth of Marjorie Cecile occurred in Camden, Schuyler Co., IL on 17 March, 1896. They couldn't have stayed long in Illinois because the Compilers father, Franklin Elwyn was born in Loup City, Loup Co., NE on 10 August 1898. Two children, James Ward and Norris Fernold were born in Central City, NE in 1901 and 1902.
     There are no records of the family owning property in Loup City; but Merrick Co., NE records show that wife Minnie W. Hotchkin purchased a Central City lot on 7 December 1900 from B. S. Abel. This property, Lots 7 and 8 of Block 6, Sec 5 and Twp 13 was where they made their home in Central City. The adjacent Lots 9 and 10 were owned by Minnie's parents Talma and Electa O. Hendrick and was recorded in Electa's name on 7 December 1900; the same day as Minnie purchased her property.
     A lot of the information on the Michigan Branch of the Hotchkin Family comes from records of the Hotchkin-Bigelow Family Reunion, held the 2nd Sunday of June, every year from 1927 to 1972. Franklin started this family reunion in 1927, with the first reunion held on 11 September 1927 and the first officers were: Franklin, President; Theron, Vice President; Mabel, Secretary; Edith Fritz, Treasure. It was unfortunate that Frank died before he ever attended a second reunion.
Last Edited=1 Sep 2017

Children of Franklin Evi Hotchkin and Mary Winona (Minnie) Hendrick


  1. [S456] Berrien Co. Marriage records, Julia Hendrickson, CTY BK and/or Record No. 0376, ID 110385.
  2. [S409] Michigan Marriage Records 1867 to 1952.
  3. [S554] 1916 Farmers Directory, Directory gives wife Minnie with 5 children and calls him a Huckster.
  4. [S877] Michigan Hotchkins visit NY cousins, The Niagara Falls Gazette.

Fred C. Hotchkin

M, (February 1898 - )
     Fred C. Hotchkin was born in February 1898 at Indian Territory, USA. Birth date from 1900 census. He was the son of Henry Hotchkin and Luella Johnson. Fred C. Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1900 at Denison, Grayson County, TX, USA. The census lists the family as: Julius Nading, dec 1828, 71, married 9 years, born MO, father born MO, mother born TN; wife Georgia, jun 1871, 28, married 9 years, 2 children, 1 living, born MO, father born KS, mother born MO; son Walter, nov 1891, 8, born IT; neice Luella, apr 1872, 28, married 10 years, 3 children, 3 living, born IT; grand Niece, Marie, oct 1890, 9, born IT; grand niece Hazel, oct 1893, 6, born IT; grand nephew Fred C., feb 1889, 1, born IT..

     Initial C. comes from 1900 census.
Last Edited=5 Apr 2017

Frederic Hotchkin1

M, (14 December 1799 - 19 September 1879)
     Frederic Hotchkin was born on 14 December 1799 at Richmond, Berkshire County, MA, USA. Tombstone gives date as 15 Dec 1799.2,3 He was the son of Ebenezer Hodgkin Dea. and Ruth Hubbard. He married Nancy Mary Mattoon at Lenox, Berkshire County, MA, USA, on 25 January 1827.4,5 Frederic Hotchkin appeared on the census of 1850 at Lenox, Berkshire County, MA. The census lists the family as: Hotchkin, Fredric, age 50, b MA, farmer, $900; wife Nancy, age 49, b MA; dau Ruth A., age 22, b MA; son George W., age 14, b MA; son Henry G., age 11, b MA; dau Cornelia, age 7, b MA.. He resided at Otis, Berkshire County, MA, USA, in 1850. He died on 19 September 1879 at Lenox, Berkshire County, MA, at age 79. The 1880 mortality tables of Lenox, Berkshire Co, MA gives his death as Sept 1879 of Lung Fever. His doctor is reported as C. W. Stratton..5,6 He was buried at Church on the Hill Cemetery, at Lenox, Berkshire County, MA, USA.

     Congregational Church Records, Richmond, MA show his baptism as 1 April 1804. The 1850 census finds him, his wife and four children living in Lee, Berkshire Co., MA. He was a farmer with Real Estate worth $900.
     Frederic and his wife Nancy are buried with her family, the Matton's in the same Little Church on the Hill Cemetery as his brother John, but some distance away from John's grave. The Compiler and his wife have visited this cemetery and a large tree growing in this area has destroyed all signs of any headstone except for a very large one in honor of Mr. Henry Matton, "who was one of the two which were drowned in the Housatonic River, 15 July 1823, aged 24 years." Only early records exist to prove the burial of Frederic and Nancy.4
Last Edited=8 Jan 2014

Children of Frederic Hotchkin and Nancy Mary Mattoon


  1. [S53] Lillian G. Mattoon & Donald Mattoon, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Philip Mattoon of Deerfield, MA.
  2. [S138] Vital Records of Richmond, MA, pg 28, 14 dec 1799, son of Ebenezer & Ruth
    pg 29, Frederic, child of Ebenezer, baptised 1 Apr, 1804.
  3. [S53] Lillian G. Mattoon & Donald Mattoon, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Philip Mattoon of Deerfield, MA, pg 29, gives a birth date 15 Dec 1799.
  4. [S196] R. C. Rockwell, Lenox Church Records, Lenox, Berkshire, MA.
  5. [S53] Lillian G. Mattoon & Donald Mattoon, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Philip Mattoon of Deerfield, MA, pg 29.
  6. [S1203] Massacusetts Death Records 1795 to 1915.

Frederic Hotchkin

M, (1853 - )
     Frederic Hotchkin was born in 1853 at England. He was the son of John Hotchkin.
Last Edited=24 Jan 2008