Children of Abraham and Laura (Willard) Bigelow:
1555E.5431 Jute, b 02 Sept 1884; d 14 Aug 1892;
1555E.5432 Kemp Vere, b 03 Mar 1886; d 25 Dec 1940 Vet's hosp, Batavia, NY; m 22 Aug 1912 Mabel ___ ; 1 son.
1555E.5433t Crague Chester, b 10 Dec 1887 Farmer, OH; d 16 Mar 1974 ; m 23 Aug 1918 Mildred Byrne; (see below)
1555E.5434 Marvel Phyllis, b 29 May 1889 Farmer, OH; d 06 June 1982 O'Fallon, IL (or 16 Mar 1974??); m 15 Nov 1924 George Wesley Greene
1555E.5435t Dee (Dea) Anne, b 03 June 1893 Archibald, OH; d _ June 1930 Superior, WI; m Bert Beglinger;
1555E.5436t Abraham Lincoln jr, b 21 June 1895 Defiance, OH; d 01 Feb 1933 Ashland, WI; m 29 Sept 1922 Edith Morris at Ashland; 1 son William A. Bigelow
1555E.5437t Terry King, b 15 June 1889 Bryan, OH; d ____ ; m 01 Jan 1929 Florence Penslein; 2 children.
1555E.5438 Thelma Iris, b 04 Mar 1897 Bryan, OH; d ____ ; m 26 Jan 1923 Carl A. Dick.
1555E.5439 Max Merrill, b 26 Oct 1904 Bryan, OH; d _ Feb 1947; m Grace Hill
Bigelow Society,The Bigelow Family Genealogy, Vol II, pg 397;
Howe, Bigelow Family of America; pg 334;
vital records and probate, Defiance co., OH;
Subject: Hey cuz!
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 09:11:41 -0800 (PST)
From: Richard Smiraldi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
As you probably remember, I am your distant cousin Richard (Lennard Richard Smiraldi) - 12 generations from Anna Fiske and John
Bigelow. I was wondering if you knew anything about my great great grandfather Abraham Lincoln Bigelow and his part in bringing the telephone out to the mid-west. (Hence the Bigelow Exchange).
I know Alexander Graham Bell's assistant was a relative (or so I've been told) and the family likes to think it was our relative who actually
made the telephone discovery.
Do you know anything about our relationship to Benjamin Franklin (his wife was a Bigelow). True, Ben has a terrible history with the family
because of the ill-manner in which he treated his wife. Most of the family say he's a relative - but only by marriage!
I'm interested in getting more involved in our family history. My sister Lisa Christiansen is in the process of joining the D.A.R. Once this is
accomplished, I will join the S.A.R., but I don't think we can join the S.R. or the Mayflower Society (I think we came over 10 years after the
Thanks for any help you can give.
Note: Lisa Beth and Richard Smiraldi's grandfather, Abraham
Lincoln Bigelow, is said to have not used the "e" and spelled it
said they "went back to the old spelling". Why would they assume
Lisa Beth asks. Lisa Beth (Bigelow-Smiraldi) Christiansen sent
of sister of Abraham Lincoln Bigelow's sister, Dea.
I recently received a photocopy of my great-great-grandfather, Abraham (Abe) Lincoln Bigelow's (family spells it Biglow) Obiturary from Ohio. It is quite interesting. Also, I have a photo of his daughter, Dee Anne (Dea) Biglow at the age of 16 that I can scan and send to you if you would find it interesting. Also, I have information on Abe Lincoln's descendents, if you need that. I can send you family pages or reports if you'd like. Thank you so much for posting the info in the Bigelow book, on the web!
Don was the first person I met years ago, and he sent me a gedcom file that had all the Bigelow ancestors I had been searching for...:-)
Lisa Beth Bigelow Smiraldi Christiansen
(The Bigelow in my name was given as a second middle name) Bigelow
John Biglo (1),Samuel Bigelow(2),Thomas Bigelow(3),Abraham Bigelow(4), Samuel Bigelow(5),Andrew Craige Biglow(6),Samuel Smith Biglow(7),Abraham Lincoln Biglow(8),Dee Anne Biglow (Dea) (9),Elizabeth Jane Beglinger (10),June A. Von Suskil (11), Lisa Beth Bigelow Smiraldi Christiansen (12)David Robert & Andrew James Christiansen (my young sons).
Beglinger Family Line:
Heinrich Beglinger who married Katharina Vogeli (1),Fridolin Beglinger married Susan Babler (2), Heinrich Beglinger And Regula Beglinger (3), Fridolin Beglinger Married Emma Dopp (4), Herbert Beglinger married Dee Anne (Dea) Biglow (5), Elizabeth Jane Beglinger married Howard Von Suskil (6), June A. Von Suskil married Lennard Smiraldi (7), Lisa Beth Bigelow Smiraldi married Richard Christiansen II (8). (that's me).
Obituary of Abe Lincoln Biglow as appeared in the Bryan Democrat,
March 23, 1923, page 7
A. L. Biglow
Abe Lincoln Biglow was born on a county, Ohio, April 27th, 1861 and was taken
from the body at Mark Center, Ohio, March 15th, 1923, after a useful and
eventful life of almost sixty-two years. Mr. Biglow had been in failing
health for several months and had been busily arranging his affairs , at
Ashland, Wisconsin where he has his home and work since 1908, so as to take a
long rest back in Ohio among the old friends and neighbors but it was not to
be. He had put it off too long and collapsed utterly on Wednesday afternoon
while making a friendly call after having been in Hicksville only a few
hours. He only lived until Thursday night about nine of the clock. His
sister, Mrs. Stella Blosser, of Hicksville and brother C. C. Biglow of Latta,
were with him until the end. A daughter, Miss Marvel came from Chicago as
soon as word was received but was too late to see her father in the flesh.
Besides herself there are two sisters, Dea and Thelma, both married, Kemp,
Craig and Abe L. junior, all married and Terry and Max single yet, of the
immediate family. to miss this kind and indulgent father. There are also six
grandchildren. The mother and one son, Jute, having gone before to welcome
Mr. Biglow began teaching school at a very early age and was a
every instance. In 1886 when the writer first became his pupil he had built
up a school of nearly a hundred which so filled the upper room of the old
brick school in Farmer, a table was placed at the front which was surrounded
and the three infants of the school placed in the center aisle with globe
boxes as desks. Our ages ranged from eleven to twenty-one (or older). and we
studied everything under the sun to be studied at that time. Those three
years of schooling under this man were to me the "beginning of wisdom" and
foundation of facts. he taught us to reason things out for ourselves and
express it to him in our own language, subject to expert criticism as to
correctness. During one year we wrote a grammar, each one for himself,
choosing our facts from all the "grammar books" then in print. Three more
years of his kindly instruction would have done more for us than all that
came after him.
He left here in 1899 for Defiance, thence going to Delta and to Bryan about
1893 when he began work for the Williams County Telephone Company, attending
to the building of the county lines.
In 1905 he was induced to take up teaching agian in Farmer where he
state charter for our then third grade high school. He remained to graduate
three classes, when he was offered another telephone position, a state wide
one, at Ashland, Wisconsin, when he left Bryan and has made his home in
Two years of this time he spent as assembly man at Madison.
been admitted to the bar as a lawyer in Ohio, years ago. He was wonderful in
debates and excelled in oratory. There is a certificate on record at
Columbus, showing 100% in every branch offered in state examination at that
time from arithmetic to calculus and the same in every line.
A wonderful man has gone from earth, a great thinker, a kind and
father and brother, a friend to all. If no other evidence were given us of
immortality of the real man, the death of one like the man who was always
working toward a goal, always hapy, always learning, never weary in the work
of his life, would be enough to make us sure he shall go on to better things
upon the spirit side of the veil teaching others and being taught just as he
always did here. M. B. C.
Buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Ashland Wisconsin.
Lisa Beth Bigelow Christiansen
Generation No. 2
2. Abraham Lincoln 8 BIGELOW, son of Samuel Smith 7 ( Andrew Craig 6 , Samuel 5, Abraham 4, Thomas 3, Samuel 2, John 1), RANDALL15 BAGULEY, ROBERT14, RANDALL13, RALPH DE12, UNTRACED11 GENERATION1, UNTRACED10 GENERATION2, UNTRACED9 GENERATION3, UNTRACED8 GENERATION4, UNTRACED7 GENERATION5, UNTRACED6 GENERATION6, UNTRACED5 GENERATION7, UNTRACED4 GENERATION8, UNTRACED3 GENERATION9, HAMEN2, RICHARD LORD OF1 BAGULEY) was born April 27, 1861 in Farmer, Defiance, OH, and died March 15, 1923 in Hicksville, OH. He married LAURA A. WILLARD August 26, 1883, daughter of FRANKLIN WILLARD and SARAH MARTIN. She was born October 4, 1864 in Farmer, Defiance, OH, and died January 24, 1918 in Ashland. WI.
Notes for ABRAHAM LINCOLN BIGELOW:
Abraham Lincoln Biglow: Born April 27, 1861 at Farmer, Defiance, OH. Died March 15, 1923 at Hicksville, OH, while visiting friends. He married Laura Willard (nicknamed "Loll") on August 26, 1883 at Milo, OH. They had 9 children - Kemp Vere, Crague Chester, Abraham Lincoln Jr.., Terry King, Max Merril, Dee Anne (Dea), Thelma Iris, Marvel, and a little son named Jute, who died young.
Abraham was a school teacher of History, Math, Astronomy, & English .
Great-great-grandpa Biglow (as Abe is referred to) and his family moved to Ashland, Wisconsin around 1910, to head up the Ashland Home Telephone Company. Abe and his son Craigue, went around to prospective customers, to encourage people to install the new device (telephone)! G-g-grandpa and G-g-grandma Loll are buried in Ashland, WI. Abe Biglow also served one term in the Wisconsin State Legislature, representing the Ashland district in the Assembly.
More About ABRAHAM BIGELOW and LAURA WILLARD:
Marriage: August 26, 1883
Children of ABRAHAM BIGELOW and LAURA WILLARD are:
i. JUTE24 BIGELOW, b. September 2, 1884; d. August 14, 1892.
ii. KEMP VERE BIGELOW, b. March 3, 1886; d. December 25, 1940, Vet's Hospital Batavia, NY.; m. MABEL BIGELOW *, August 22, 1912.
More About KEMP BIGELOW and MABEL BIGELOW *:
Marriage: August 22, 1912
iii. CRAIG CHESTER BIGELOW, b. December 10, 1887, Farmer, Defiance, OH; d. March 16, 1974; m. MILDRED BYRNE, August 23.
More About CRAIG BIGELOW and MILDRED BYRNE:
Marriage: August 23
iv. MARVEL BIGELOW, b. May 29, 1889, Farmer, Defiance, OH; d.
6, 1982, O'Fallon, Ill.; m. GEORGE GREENE.
v. TERRY KING BIGELOW, b. June 15, 1889, Bryan, OH; m. FLORENCE PENSLEIN, January 1, 1929, Tonawanda, NY..
More About TERRY BIGELOW and FLORENCE PENSLEIN:
Marriage: January 1, 1929, Tonawanda, NY.
3. vi. DEE ANNE BIGELOW, b. June 3, 1893, Archibauld. OH; d. June
1930, Superior, WI.
vii. JR. ABRAHAM LINCOLN BIGELOW, b. June 21, 1895, Defiance, OH; d. February 1, 1933, Ashland, WI; m. EDITH MORRIS, September 29, 1922, Ashland, WI.
More About ABRAHAM BIGELOW and EDITH MORRIS:
Marriage: September 29, 1922, Ashland, WI
viii. THELMA IRIS BIGELOW, b. March 4, 1897, Bryan, OH; d. October 10, 1982, Duluth, mN; m. CARL A. DICK, January 26, 1923.
More About CARL DICK and THELMA BIGELOW:
Marriage: January 26, 1923
ix. MAX MERRIL BIGELOW, b. October 26, 1904, Bryan, OH; d. February 1947, Arlington Cemetery; m. GRACE HILL.
Notes for MAX MERRIL BIGELOW:
Committed Suicide because of Embezzling money, as told by Betty Von Suskil.