Hi, I have a letter dating to 1925 from a Jesse Wileman to my great-great grandfather, James Wileman, concerning family connections (none). He says his grandfather's name was Jesse Wileman and grandmother was Lyddie Judson (or Gregory--not sure). He says they came from Holland to the U.S. and settled in Belmont Co., Ohio--then on to Illinois when he was about14-15 yrs old. His father was Hendley Hogeen (Hogun?) Wileman and he had six brothers and one sister. His father was born in 1827 (Ohio) and died 14 July 1890. His father married in 1851 (or 57) and had twelve children. This letter from Jesse Wileman was from Ipava, Illinois.
A second letter from Mrs Nevada Casselman of Sedalia Missouri was To my G-G-gfather in response to Jesse asking her for more info. She says her father was Mahlon Wileman and he did have their grandfather Jesse's papers but he has been dead 25 years (this letter is 11 Feb 1925). Her mother and Mahlon's wife was Miss Virginia N. Russell of Ipava, Ill. She said her grandfather Wileman also had a brother named Mahlon that her father was named for.
Thats about it! They are wondering if my g-g-gfather's lne could have been from Holland and stopped in England for some time on the way to the US. The answer is "no" unless it was VERY early because I have the Churchbooks for the English village my line came from and they go well back into the 1700's and I think much further!
Two more things, Jesse in the first letter mentions a brother Charles--- AND later a William Price coming from Belmont Or Ohio to visit in Illinois when he was young. He believed the Prices were on his grandmother's line.
Don't know if this helps or not! Saw the name Mahlon in your note and could not resist!!!
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