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Re: Caprani-Lyse families
Posted by: Judy Artley (ID *****5905) Date: April 10, 2009 at 12:14:46
In Reply to: Caprani-Lyse families by Michelle conrad of 58

Hi Michelle,
Lincoln County is near and dear to my heart because my great grandparents, Hankel and Wagner, were there before Washington became a state.

You can get a Pioneer Certificate from the Washington State Genealogy Society since your Lyse family was living there before Nov. 11, 1889.

I couldn't find the family before 1887.

U or N and E Lyse and family were living in Lincoln Co. near Condon and Sherman May 1887.
U or N, b. Denmark, 51 yrs old, farmer.
E, b. Denmark, female, 52 yrs old.
M or N, male, b.Denmark, 26 yrs old.
J [Julius], b. Denmark, 25, male.
P [Peter], b. Denmark, 22, male.
N [Nels], b. Denmark, 18, male.
Mary, b. Denmark, 19.
Emma, b. Denmark, 16.
E, b. Denmark, 12, female.

In 1889 the family was living in Lincoln Co., WA.
Elizabeth, wife, b. Denmark, 53.
Mary, b. Denmark, 21.
Nels, b. Denmark, 20, single.
Emma, b. Denmark, 18.
Ella, b. IA, 14.

I don't know if this family owned the Lyse Bros. Butcher Shop in Wilbur or not. Mr. Damian Wagner and family had just moved to town to establish a restaurant. A fire erupted in their rented quarters. ". . . The fire spread rapidly and soon caught the Lyse Bros. Butcher Shop, the building adjoinging on the West, and then to the next building. G. M. Wilson & Company's Drug Store, but the heat soon became unbearable and only a small amount was saved . . ." Source: 'The Wilbur Register', 23 Oct 1891.
(my great grandmother, Anna, and three of her children died in that fire.)

An Emma T. Lyse married David Thomson on Jan. 6, 1900 in Wilbur. Source: Marriages in Lincoln County, http://wagenweb.org/lincoln/ . Source: Lincoln County Early Marriages, http://wagenweb.org/lincoln/brides1900thru1902.html .

In 1900 Nels and Elisa were living in Wilbur, Lincoln Co., WA.
Nels Lyse

An Elise Lyse b. abt. 1835, Denmark, died 10 Aug 1904, Wilbur, Lincoln Co. She was b. in Denmark abt. 1835. Residence=Wilbur. Father=M. M. Caprani, Father's Birth Place=Italy, Mother=Margarete H. Hammons, Mother's Birth Place=Denmark. Source: WA Death 1891-1907, www.ancestry.com.

"Mrs. Nels I. Lyse died at her home in Wilbur August 10, at 12:30 am. She recently contracted cold that resulted in cholera morbus which was the immediate cause of death. She was born in Denmark, Oct. 8, 1834, emigrated [sic] to America 1873, located Clinton Co., Iowa and resided there eight years when she removed to Wilbur where they have lived ever since. She united in marriage with Nels I. Lyse Nov. 13, 1854. To them have been born fourteen children of whom seven are dead. Four boys and three girls are left with the husband to mour the loss of the dear mother and wife. They [sic] boys are Nels, Pete, Julius and Martin, and the girls are, Mrs. David Thomson, Mrs. Pete Foldberg [sic] and Mrs. P. Viancour." Source: Pioneer Obituaries, http://wagenweb.org/lincoln/obitscounty1904.htm .

Niels A. Lyse, b. abt. 1831, Denmark made a trip to Denmark and arrived back New York, New York 7 March 1907, 76 yrs old, Port of Departure=Copenhagen, Ethnicity=Danish, U.S. Citizen to Wilbur, Wash. Source: New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957, www.ancestry.com.

Niels and wife Emilie Lyse made a trip to Denmark and returned 30 Oct 1907, New York, New York. Niels Estimated Birth Yar=abt. 1837, Age=70, Port of Departure=Esbyjeng, Denmark, Ship Name=Hellig Olav, going to Wilbur. WA. Source: New York Passenger Lists 1820-1957, www.ancestry.com.

In 1910 Neils [Census spelling} and his new wife, Emilie were living in North Wilbur, LIncoln Co.
Neils, b. Denmark, 78, 2nd marr=2 yrs, b. Denmark, abt. 1832, immigrated 1877, own income.
Emilie A., b. Denmark, 45 yrs old, immigrated 1907, no children.

Niels I. Lyse b. April 24, 1831, d. July 10, 1910 and was buried July 15, 1910. Death of Niels J. Lyse, one of the first Danish pioneers. Born in April 24, 1831, he came to the U.S. in 1872. Source Wilbur Cemetery Obituaries H-L, http://wagenweb.org/lincoln/obitswilburhl.html .

Emma Lyse married David Thomson per Emma mother's obituary.

In 1900 David and Emma were living in Wilbur.
David, b. Scotland, Nov 1872, immigrated 1894, pending naturalization application, dry goods laborer.
Emma, b. Denmark, June 1871, immigrated in 1880, no children.

In 1910 David, Emma and children lived in South Wilbur.
David, b. Scotland, 37, immigrated 1897, naturalized before 1910 Census, marr 10 yrs, retail merchant dry goods.
Emma, b. Denmark, 38, immigrated 1880, has given birth to four children who are all alive in 1910.
Edward, b. WA, 8.
Mamie, b. WA, 8.
Ellen, b. WA, 6.
Margaret, b. ES, 9/12ths.
Jeanie Mitchell, servant.

Julius Lyse, Emma's brother, Elsebet and family on same page in Census.

In 1920 David, Emma and children lived in South Wilbur, Lincoln Co., WA.
David, b. 1873, Scotland, immigrated 1897, naturalized 1902, dry goods merchant.
Emma F., wife, b. Denmark, 1872, immigrated 1880, naturalized before 1920 Census.
Edward L., b. WA, 18 yrs old, single.
Marie L., b. WA, 18 yrs old, single.
Ellen A., b. WA, 16.
Margaret L., b. WA 10.

' William and David Thomson, though not homesteaders, had a part in the early development of Wilbur. They arrived her in the 90's. . . . David is still with us and is still 'news' as a checker player. He has had one of the neatest and most strikingly 'citified' dry goods stores in the state for a period of more than three decades. He was mayor of the town at one time, and he and his brother were factors in the Presbyterian church in pioneer period. David has been a leader in the Community church since the Prsbyterian and Methodists united. He married Miss Emma Lyse. Their daughter, Miss Mamie, is in the store, and her twin brother, Edward, is in California. One daughter, Mrs. Ellen Sparks, is deceased and the other daughter, Margaret, is now Mrs. Albert Leipham of Davenport.' Source: Pioneer Biographies, http://wagenweb.org/lincoln/ .

A David Thomson estimated birth 1873, Age-72, d. 4 April 1945, Spokane City per death cert #522. Source: WA Death Index 1940-96, www.ancestry.com.

A David Thomson d. 4 April 1945, Spokane City, Age-72, b. abt. 1873 per death cert #522, Spouse=Emma, Father's Name=David Thomson, Mother's Name=Eliza White. Source: WA Death Index 1940-96, www.ancestry.com and WA Death Certificates, http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html .

If you don't have it, you should request David's obituary from the Washington State Library, www.secstate.wa.gov/library/ask.aspx . They will search the newspaper microfilm for 60 minutes at no charge & email to you what they do or don't have.

Obituaries contain survivors and where they live. Then I use www.whitepages.com to find their current address. This might not work since he died in 1945.

An Emma Thomson's Last Residence=Wilbur d. 15 Feb. 1970, Born =12 June 1871. Her soc. sec. # was assigned in WA in 1962. Source: Social Security Death Index, www.ancestry.com.

An Emma F. Thomson, Residence=Lincoln Co., d. 10 Feb 1970, LIncoln Co per death cert 011280. Source: WA Death Index 1940-96, www.ancestry.com.

An Edward L. Thomson of Lincoln Co. married Hazel Bell Alexander of Lincoln Co. on June 27, 1932 in Lincoln Co. Witness=Mamie L. Thomson. Source: Washington Digial Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/ . You can print a copy of their marriage license for free. This data base is not completely loaded yet so check back and you might find more.

An Edward Thomson's Last Residence=99185, Wilbur, d. Nov. 1977, b. 27 April 1901. His soc. sec. # was assigned in California before 1951. Source: Social Security Death Index, www.ancestry.com.

An Edward L. Thomson d. 26 Nov 1977, LIncoln Co., Age-76, b. abt. 1901, REsidence=Lincoln Co per death cert #025650. Source: WA Death Index 1940-96, www.ancestry.com.

A Mamie L. Thomson Estimated Birth Year=abt. 1901, Residence=Spokane, Spokane Co., WA, d. 21 Aug 1989, Spokane City, Age-88 per death cert #025169. Source: WA Death Index 1940-96, www.ancestry.com.

A Margaret L. Thomson of Lincoln Co. married Albert E. Leipham of Lincoln Co. 16 March 1937. Witnesses-Henry P. Heipham and Mamie L. Thomson. Source: Washington State Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/ . You can print a copy of their marriage license from this web site.

A Margaret L. Leipham Estimated Birth Year-abt. 1910, Residence-Lincoln Co., d. 2 May 1978, Lincoln Co, Age-68 per death cert 013861. Source: WA Death Index 1940-96, www.ancestry.com.

A Margaret Leipham b. 27 June 1909, Last Residence-99122, Davenport, Lincoln Co, d. May 1978. Her soc. sec. # was assigned in WA 1955-56. Source: Social Security Death Index, www.ancestry.com.

The last Census viewable by the public was in 1930. I'd request a copy of her obituary from the Washington State Library and see if any children are listed.

An Albert Leipham b. Feb. 5, 1909, Last Residence=99122, d. Davenport, WA, Feb. 1979, Death Benefit mailed to 99122. Source: Social Security Death Index, Washington State Digital Archives, www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/ .

Peter Lyse, son of Niels and Elise Lyse, his wife and family were living in Wilbur in 1900.
Peter M., b. June 1864, Denmark, immigrated 1878, naturalized before 1900 Census, marr 9 yrs, implement salesman.
Hulda F., b. July 1870, Denmark, had three children but only two alive in 1900.
Alvin T., b. March 1893, WA.
Helen J., b. Dec 1897, WA.
Alice Alderson, servant.

In 1900 David and Emma Lyse Thomson were living nearby.

Peter Michael Lyse, b. 24 June 1864, Denmark.
Huldfred Sofie Jurgensen b. 26 July 1868, Denmark, m. Peter Lyse, d. 22 Feb 1946, Canada.
Alvin Lyse b. 20 March 1893, Davenport, Lincoln Co, d. 19 June 1962, Anchorage, Alaska.
Margaret E. Kirkpatrick b. 1900, married Alvin, d. 1937.
Living Lyse.
Source: Lauren Lyse's Family Tree, www.ancestry.com. The above info should be used as a guideline for additional searching.

Peter and Margaret Lyse moved to Canada. In 1906 they lived in Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta, Canada.
In 1911, they lived in Yale & Cariboo, B.C., Canada.
In 1916, they lived in Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta, Canada. Source: www.ancestry.com but I don't have the international version so very little info provided.

Alvin Lyse lived in Mountain Home, Sanders Co., MT on June 5, 1917. He was b. Wilbur, WA, 20 March 1893, Occupation=U.S. Reclamation, Single, Military=Private Infantry, two years, Washington State P____ Cadets, No Dependents. Source: World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-18, www.ancestry.com.

In 1926 Alvin Lyse (Margaret K) lived in Knoxville, TN, rent 118 E. Wells Ave. Source: Knoxville City Directory, 1926, www.ancestry.com.

An Ellen Thomson, Residence=Wilbur, Age=25, First Marriage, Birth Place=Washington, Occupation=Domestic, Father=David Thomson of Scotland and Emma Lyse of Denmark married Robert Sparks of Wilbur, Age=24, Singe, Birth Place=Washington, Occupation=Merchant, Father=Robert Sparks of England and Bessie Poppenhagel of Sweden married in Spokane, WA 4 April 1929. Witness=Mamie L. Thomson. Bride & groom live in Wilbur. Source: Washington Digital Archives, http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/ . Sorry this is out of place but I couldn't move it to under her parents David and Emma Thomson.

In 1930 Robert and Ellen were living in Wilbur.
Robert L., b. WA, 25, marr @ 24, merchant retail.
Ellen A., b. WA, 26, marr @ 25.

They might have had children after 1930 but you'll have to look it up on WA Birth microfilm. If you live in WA, your local genealogy society should have it. If you don't live in WA, a volunteer, Linda, at Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness, www.raogk.org, read instructions, choose Washington, choose Lincoln County.

A Martin Lyse, parents Niels and Elise Leys, in 1900 was living in Elk City, Idaho County, ID.
Martin Lyse, b. Denmark, Aug 1861, immigrated 1876, naturalized before 1900 Census, single, Occupation=can't read.

A Martin I. Lyse Estimated Birth Year-abt. 1862, d. Spokane City, 2 July 1943, Age=81 per death cert #1043. Source: WA Death Index 1940-96.

Anna Lyse Taylor, Niels and Elise's daughter, married Peter Faldberg. In 1910 they were living in North Wilbur, LIncoln Co., WA.
Peter Faldberg, b. Denmark, 39 yrs old, immigrated 1893, naturalized before 1910 Census, marr 8 yrs, grain buyer wheat.
Anna E. Faldberg, b. IA, 34, 2nd marr, had given birth to five children but only four alive in 1910.
Marie J. Faldberg, b. WA, 7.
Moris C. Faldberg, b. WA, 3/12ths.
Nona L. Taylor, stepdau, b. WA, 16, night operator telephone.
Nellie M. Taylor, stepdau, b. WA, 11.

In 1920 most of the family were living in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.
Anna A. Falborg, head household, b. IA, 44 yrs old, seamstress home.
Marie J. Falborg, dau, b. WA, 17.
Maurice C. Faldborg, son, b. WA, 9.
Martin Lyse, brother, b. Denmark, 59, switchman railway.

In 1930 Anna was living with the Charles Williams family in Deer Lodge, Powell Co., MT.
Charels E. Williams, head household, b. TX, 35 yrs old, locomotive engineer railroad.
Nona T. Williams, wife, b. WA, 35.
David T. Williams, b. MT, 10.
Ruth M. Williams, b. MT, 7.
Gordon D. Williams, b. MT. 6.
Anna E. Faldborg, motherlaw, b. IA, 54.

In 1930 Peder [Census spelling] Foldborg [Census spelling] and son were living in Wilbur.
Peder Foldborg, b. Denmark, 59 yrs old, married 31 yrs, immigrated 1893, moving picture show house.
Maurice C. Foldborg, b. WA, 20, single, merchant.

An Anna Faldberg Estimated Birth Year-abt. 1875, Marital Status-Widow, died 7 Feb 1966, Flathead Co., MT; Residence-Flathead Co. Source: Montana State Genealogical Society, www.ancestry.com.

Marie Faldborg in 1930 was living in Seattle, King Co., WA.
Marie Faldborg, head household, b. WA, 27, single, stenographer four mill.
Catherine Datbor, partner.
Mabel Paulsen, partner.
Patricia A. La Gault, partner.

A Marie J. Faldborg b. 7 Nov 1902, Last Residence= 94070, San Carlos, San Mateo Co., CA d. 30 Jan 1991. Her soc. sec. # was assigned in Washington before 1951. Source: Social Security Death Index, www.ancestry.com.

A Marie Faldborg, Estimated Birth Year=abt. 1903, Age=88, Single, d. 30 Jan 1991, Residence-Flathead Co., MT; d. 30 Jan 1991, Flathead Co. Source: Montana State Genealogical Society, Montana Death Index 1860-2007, www.ancestry.com.

Obviously there is a discrepancy here. She didn't have children but if you do want to pursue it, go to www.rootsweb.com, Social Security Death Index and get a copy of her obituary in the Flathead newspaper.

A Maurice C. Faldborg d. 11 April 1973, King Co., WA, Residence-Bothell, King Co. per death cert #009183. Source: WA Death Index 1940-96, www.ancestry.com.

I'd request a copy of his obituary from Washington State Library.

A Nellie Marguerite Taylor Huckins b. WA, 24 April 1898, d. 10 April 1990, Napa Co., CA, Mother's Maiden Name-Lyse, Father's Surname-Taylor. Source: CA Death Index 1940-97, www.ancestry.com.

I'd post an query on the Napa Co., CA Message Board about how to obtain a copy of her obituary.

In 1900 Julius, son of Niels and Elise Lyse and family were living in Wilbur.
Julius M., head household, b. Denmark, April 1863, immigrated 1878, naturalized before 1900 Census, marr 6 yrs, furniture salesman.
Elsebet, wife, b. Denmark, June 1864, immigrated 1871, had given birth to one child who was alive in 1900.
Salma C. Lyse, b. WA, July 1894.
Betty Foldburg.

David and Emma Lyse Thomson and family lived nearby.

In 1910 Julius Lyse and family lived in South Wilbur.
Julius T., b. Denmark, 47 yrs old, immigrated 1875 & naturalized before 1910 Census, retail merchant furniture.
Elsebet, b. Denmark, 46, immigrated 1881.
Selma C., b. WA, 14.

In 1920 Julius and family were living in Davenport Ward 2, Lincoln Co.
Julius F., b. Denmark, 56, immigrated 1874?, naturalized 1879, funeral director parlor.
Elisabeth, b. Denmark, 56, immigrated 1881, naturalized 1894.
Selma C., b. WA, 24, cashier auditor office.

In 1930 Elsebet M. Lyse was living with Amos and Selma Lyse Olsen in Seattle, King Co., WA.
Amos F. Olsen, head household, b. WA, 34 yrs old, marr @ 27, clerk import/export co.
Selma C. Olsen, b. WA, 34, marr @ 27.
Elsebet M. Lyse, motherlaw, b. Denmark, 66 yrs old, immigrated 18812, naturalized before 1930 Census, widow.

In 1900 Christian T. Lyse, son of Niels and Elise, was living in Wilbur.
Christian T., b. Oct 1868 Denmark, immigrated 1890, naturalized before 1900 Census, single, farmer.

In 1910 Christen and wife, wife and family were living in Govan, Lincoln Co., WA.
Christen [Census spelling] b. Denmark, 41, 2nd marr, 3 yrs, general farmer.
May, wife, b. WA, 32, 2nd marr.
Theodore C., b. WA, 7.
Mary E., b. WA, 5.
William D. Bogley, stepson, b. OR, 11.

In 1920 Chris, May and family were still living in Govan.
Chris, b. Denmark, 51, immigrated 1890, naturalized 1895, farmer.
May, b. WA, 42.
Theodore, b. WA, 16.
Mary, b. WA, 13.
Truce Jordan, lodger.

A Christem [index spelling] Lyse, Estimated Birth Year-1870, d. 24 May 1947, Spokane Co., WA per death cert #840. Source: WA Death Index 1940-96, www.ancestry.com.

A Theodore C. Lyse and wife Elsie in 1930 were living in Egypt, Lincoln Co., WA.
Theodore C., b. WA, 27, marr @ 24?, laborer wheat ranch.
Elsie M., b. WA, marr @ 23, school Teacher.

A Theodore C. Lyse b. 6 March 1903, Last Residence-99228 Spokane, Spokane Co., WA d. 20 Sept 1997. His soc. sec. # was assigned in WA before 1951. Source: Social Security Death Index, www.ancestry.com.

I'd request a copy of his obituary from the Washington State Library. Successful Searching!




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