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Dyer Elwell and Eleanor Reynolds had the following child:

Elinor2 Elwell   She married Sibley Ebenezer Nott February 20, 1868.

                          Sibley Ebenezer Nott was born Canandaigua, New York October 07, 1843.  Sibley was the son of Ebenezer Sumner Nott and Jerusha Brown.  He married Marie Turner 1881.  Sibley died July 22, 1928 Cheshire, New York, at 84 years of age. 

  ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri. July 27, 1928  PAGE  4  COL  5

CHESHIRE Grief spread over the community on Sunday morning at the death of Sibley E. Nott, aged Civil War Veteran. Although his health had been failing the past year, his death was sudden as he had been around as usual, and had been to the general store with his basket on his arm for groceries as had been his custom for many years.

He was the last surviving member in this place of the Charles R. Lilly Post GAR. He was born on October 7, 1843 in a log house on the road going West from the late John L. Curtis place. He enlisted in the war of the Rebellion on December 14, 1863 serving  in Company H 4th Heavy Artillery, and was wounded in the arm in the campaign on April 2, 1865.  On August 9 he received his discharge owing to his injury.

He was well known as a teacher of rural schools, was Postmaster here for several years, and Justice of the Peace for several terms. Mr. Nott was married twice, having married Miss Eleanor Elwell who passed away leaving him with three small children.

He later married Miss Marie Turner who died in 1908.  He leaves one son and one daughter, Charles Nott, West Lake Road, and Mrs. James Underwood, Middlesex, one sister, Mrs. Minnie Ketchum of Rochester. A daughter, Mrs. Elmer Outhouse died a little over a year ago.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 PM. Interment at Pine Bank Cemetery. Six grandsons acted as bearers. A quartet composed of Judge and Mrs. Robert F. Thompson, Gordon L. Holcomb of Canandaigua, and Mrs. John Curtis sang.

                          ONTARIO  COUNTY  TIMES  July 25, 1928 

 Sibley E. Nott, a well known veteran of the Civil War, died at his home in Cheshire on Sunday morning, aged 84 years.  Mr. Nott was a much esteemed citizen and had formerly held the office of Justice of the Peace for a number of years. 

He enlisted at Canandaigua on Dec. 14, 1863, in Co. H. 4th NY Heavy Artillery and was wounded at the battle of Five Forks on April 2, 1865, receiving his discharge on August 18 of that year.

He leaves a son, Charles Nott residing on the west shore of Canandaigua lake, and a daughter, Mrs. Minnie Underwood of Middlesex, besides several grandchildren. Another daughter, Mrs. Elmer J. Outhouse, died some months ago.  

The funeral was held from the church in Cheshire yesterday afternoon, with Rev. George E. Finlay of the Baptist church officiating. Gordon L. Holcomb, Mrs. John Curtis and Justice and Mrs. Robert F. Thompson sang. Burial was in Pine Bank cemetery at Cheshire. A firing squad of eight men from the American Legion in charge of Commander Thomas Kennedy fired a volley at the grave and Gordon L. Holcomb Sr. sounded Taps. 

Charles F.1 Engert  was born in Lincoln, Wayne Co., New York February 1871.  Charles died May 05, 1947 Victor, New York, at 76 years of age.  Information derived from Victor Town Register as follows, Charles Engert, Feb 14, 1869  to May 5, 1947, age 47, widowed, Amy Eisler, Farmer, own farm, born Ontario, NY, father is John, Canandaigua, NY, mother, Margaret (per 1880 LDS census; his parents from Baden, Germany)


 The Death Record  ENGERT   -  At Victor, May 5, 1947, Charles Engert.

                      He married Emma Isler 1893. Emma was born in Wayneport, Wayne Co., New York April 18, 1873.  Her grave marker shows birth year as 1872. Emma was the daughter of Benjamin Isler and Elizabeth Bowman.   Emma died January 02, 1936 Victor, New York, at 62 years of age.

                 VICTOR  HERALD  January 10, 1936  PAGE  1


 Mrs. Emma Engert, wife of Charles Engert, passed away at her home here on Thursday, January 2, 1936.

Besides her husband she is survived by a brother, Fred Isler of Rochester, five daughters, Clara Brizee, and Edna Anderson of Fairport, Hattie and Esther Engert of Victor, and Ethel Engert of Macedon, three sons, Fred of Pittsford, Charles of Victor, and George of E. Rochester, and several grandchildren. Interment in Boughton Hill.

 Charles F. Engert and Emma Isler had the following children:  

Clara May2 Engert was born Canandaigua, New York February 09, 1894.  She married William Howard Brizee Canandaigua, New York, June 17, 1912  She was age 18, born Canandaigua, NY. He was a resident of Macedon. His father was listed as William S. Brizee, and mother, Mary E Dake. Witnessed by Elizabeth C. Gaylord and W. T. Curtice.

               ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday June 28, 1912  Page  5

                       MARRIED   BRIZEE  -  ENGERT

At Canandaigua, June 17, 1912, William H. Brizee of Macedon, and Miss Clara Engert, of Canandaigua.

 William Howard Brizee was born South Lima, New York August 03, 1890.  William was the son of William S. Brizee and Mary E. Dake.  

Edna May Engert  was born Canandaigua, New York September 26, 1895.  She married Frank B. Anderson Macedon, New York, August 06, 1916. 

                     ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday August 11, 1916

  At Macedon, August 6, 1916, Frank B. Anderson, of Victor and Miss Edna Engert of Canandaigua. 

Charles F. Jr. Engert was born Canandaigua, New York August 12, 1899.  Charles died April 25, 1937 Canandaigua, New York, at 37 years of age.

  VICTOR  HERALD Friday April 30, 1937  PAGE  1

OBITUARY -  Charles Engert Jr., a resident of Victor, passed away Sunday April 25, 1937 in Thompson Memorial Hospital in Canandaigua. He is survived by his father Charles, five sisters, two brothers. Interment at Boughton Hill. His body was interred 1937 Victor, New York, Boughton Hill Cemetery.

 He married Louise Mahnkey Rochester, New York, November 11, 1925. 

                       THE  VICTOR  HERALD  November 20, 1925  PAGE  8

                                       ENGERT -   MAHNKE

Charles Engert Jr., of Boughton Hill, and Miss Louise Mahnke of Rochester, were united in marriage in Rochester on Wed., November 11th.  They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Howard Brizee of Victor, brother in law and sister of the groom.

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served by Mrs. Alice Graham at 108 Silver Street, Rochester.  Mr. and Mrs. Engert will make their home at 190 Fourth Street in Rochester.  

Hattie Emma Engert was born Canandaigua, New York September 26, 1904.[i]  Hattie died March 18, 1911 Canandaigua, New York, at 6 years of age. [i]. Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 3061

ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES Wed. March 22, 1911

 Emma Engert, the seven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Engert, Phelps Street, died at the Memorial Hospital Annex on Saturday night of Scarlet fever. The child who had been dangerously ill for some time, was taken to the hospital about twenty four hours before her death. Another child from the Engert family was taken to the hospital on Monday morning suffering from the same disease. 

John George2 Engert   was born in Lincoln, New York September 09, 1856.  Death record states he was born in Lincoln, NY. John died October 14, 1941 Canandaigua, New York, at 85 years of age.[i] [i]. Canandaigua City Clerk office death record number 145 on Page 112. The informant on the record was W. Thomas Sprentall at 175 Buffalo Street. His wife's name is given as Louise Leiston, and he was to be buried at Woodlawn.

            VICTOR HERALD  Friday October 17, 1941  PAGE  4 COL  3

                     OBITUARY    ENGERT

John G. Engert, 85, of 175 Buffalo Street, died Tuesday morning in a Canandaigua, NY Health Home after a lingering illness. Born in Rochester he had been a resident of Canandaigua for 60 years. For many years he was foreman of the hop yards. 

Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. John M. Flood, Miss Lena I., Mrs. Edward T. Hanley, Canandaigua, and Mrs. Louise Ebert, Buffalo, sister, Mrs. Frank Clevenger, Ont., and a brother Charles of Victor. His body was interred 1941 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.

He married Louise Leiston 1880.  Louise was born New York January 05, 1862.  Louise was the daughter of Charles Leiston and Fredricka Paull .  Louise died November 15, 1916 Canandaigua, New York, at 54 years of age.[ii]  [ii]. Canandaigua City clerk office death record number 155 on Page 78. Informant was listed as Gurney Engert, of Canandaigua.

  ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday November 17, 1916  PAGE  5

ENGERT -  The death of Mrs. John Engert, aged 54 years, occurred at her home on Buffalo Street on Wednesday morning. Death was due to apoplexy.

She leaves her husband, one son and five daughters, Gurney, Lena, and Mayme Engert, Mrs. John Flood, Mrs. William Carroll, all of Canandaigua, Mrs. Harry Sprentell of Wayland, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leiston of Penfield, also three sisters, Mrs. L. C. Foreman of Pittsford, Mrs. John Wall and Mrs. Frank Keil of Penfield. Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord will officiate this PM. Interment in Woodlawn.


Clara M. Engert  was born Canandaigua, New York May 30, 1882.  Clara  died 1944 at 62 years of age.   She married John M. Flood Canandaigua, New York, August 12, 1902.

             ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday August 15, 1902

                          A Double Wedding

At St. Mary's church on Tuesday morning, Rev. James T. Dougherty, the pastor, united in marriage John M. Flood and Miss Clara M. Engert, and James T. Flood and Miss Mary O'Brien. The wedding was a complete surprise to the friends of the young people. Mr. and Mrs. James T. Flood will reside in Syracuse.


Cora Freda Engert was born January 1887.  She married William Patrick Carroll Canandaigua, New York, April 20, 1908. 

               ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday April 24, 1908  

                              WEDDED  in ST.  Mary's  

   Rev. J. T. Dougherty Unites in Marriage William Carroll and Cora F. Engert   

On Tuesday afternoon at 3 PM Rev. J. T. Dougherty united in marriage, Miss Cora Freda Engert, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Engert, of Buffalo Street, and William Patrick Carroll, son of Mrs. Patrick Carroll, Charlotte Street.

The bride and groom were attended by the groom's sister, Miss Jennie Carroll, and Christopher Russell, of Boston, Mass.  The bride wore a traveling costume of blue and carried a white prayer book. Her bridesmaid wore a tan suit and her flowers were pink carnations.

 Mr. and Mrs. Carroll left at once for their wedding journey. Upon their return they will reside on Lisk Avenue. Mr. Carroll is employed in the New York Central freight office.

Marguerite L. Engert  was born Canandaigua, New York June 22, 1889.  Marguerite died February 25, 1924 Canandaigua, New York, at 34 years of age.

                  ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE  February 27, 1924


Canandaigua February 26, Lethargia encephalitis, or sleepy sickness last night caused the death of Mrs. Margurite Engert Sprentall, 31 years old.  She had been ill for two weeks.  Mrs. Sprentall was the wife of Harry B. Sprentall, West Gibson Street. Mrs. Sprentall became ill about two weeks ago.

Mrs. Sprentall is survived by her husband, three sons, Robert, Thomas, and John Sprentall, her father John Engert, one brother, Gurney G. Engert, and four sisters, Mrs. John Flood, Mrs. Edward Hanley, and Miss Lena Engert, all of Canandaigua, and Mrs. William Carroll of Geneva.

Funeral services will be held from the home Thursday afternoon.  Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord of St. John's Episcopal Church officiated. Burial will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery. Her body was interred 1924 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery

                              She married Harry Burton Sprentall Canandaigua, New York, August 26, 1912. 

                    ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  Wed. August 28, 1912

                                   ENGERT   SPRENTALL

The marriage of Harry Sprentall to Miss Marguerite Engert took place at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Engert, Buffalo Street, Monday afternoon. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. C. J. Clausen of New York, a former rector of St. John's church

The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Mayme Engert, and the groom by his brother, Cortland Sprentall. Mr. and Mrs. Sprentall departed for a trip to Toronto and the Thousand Islands, and upon their return will reside in Canandaigua.

            Harry Burton Sprentall was born in Brighton, Canada May 29, 1884.  Harry was the son of Robert Sprentall and Ellen Kenney.  Harry died July 24, 1928 Canandaigua, New York, at 44 years of age.[i]  [i]. Canandaigua City Clerk Office record number 116, informant Guerney G. Engert.

      ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri July 27, 1928  PAGE 5 COL 2

 SPRENTALL -  At Canandaigua, July 24, 1928, Harry B. Sprentall, aged 44 years.



 SPRENTALL -  The death of Harry Sprentall, aged 44 years occurred on Monday following a long illness.

 He is survived by three sons, Robert, Thomas, and Jack Sprentall, three brothers and two sisters, residing in Canada. Mr. Sprentall's wife, who before her marriage was Miss Marguerite Engert, died four years ago. Private funeral services were held at the home of John Engert with interment at Woodlawn.                       

                       ONTARIO  COUNTY  TIMES  Wed. July 25, 1928

Harry Sprentall, aged 44 years, of this city, died at Memorial Hospital yesterday afternoon following a six weeks' illness. 

He is survived by three sons, Robert, Thomas and Jack Sprentall, three brothers and two sisters, all residing in Canada, Marshall of Bridgeburg, Frank of Sterling, George of Trenton, Mrs. Simpson of Brighton, and Mrs. Alfred Rittorage of Toronto.

 Mr. Sprentall's wife who was before her marriage, Miss Marguerite Engert of this city, died four years ago. Private funeral services will be held from the home of John Engert tomorrow afternoon. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

                       ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL January 25, 1918     

 BIRTHS  -      SPRINTALL      At Canandaigua, January 18, 1918, to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sprintall, a son.

Marie Paull Engert  was born Canandaigua, New York January 29, 1892.  Marie (Mame) died March 30, 1970 Canandaigua, New York, at 78 years of age.  

                DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE 

Mame P. Hanley, widow of Edward T. Hanley, Canandaigua, NY, March 30, 1970.

Survived by son, Edward T. Hanley Jr., Pittsford, several grandchildren. Among several nieces and nephews are John M. Sprentall and W. Thomas Sprentall, both of Canandaigua, and H. Robert Sprentall of Rochester. Kennedy Funeral Home, the Rev. Harold Avery, Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Her body was interred 1970 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery. 

             She married Edward Thomas Sr. Hanley Canandaigua, New York, November 01, 1920.[i]  St Mary's Church, married by Rev M. B. Groden. Witnessed by James F. and Agnes C. Brooker. [i]. Record of Marriage copy is on PG 2I in the book, A Tree Trunk

                       ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL November  5,  1920

                          MARRIED            ENGERTHANLEY

At Canandaigua, Nov. 1, 1920, Edward Thomas Hanley and Miss Mame Paull Engert, both of Canandaigua.

                          SAME      PAPER


The marriage of Edward Thomas Hanley and Miss Mame Paull Engert, daughter of John G. Engert, took place at St. Mary's rectory on Monday morning at 7 30 o'clock. Rev. M. B. Groden performed the ceremony.

The bride was gowned in dark blue velvet with hat to match, and wore a corsage bouquet of violets. Mr. and Mrs. James F. Brooker were the attendants. Mrs. Brooker wore black velvet with hat to match. Her flowers were violets. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Hanley, Bristol Street. Mr. and Mrs. Hanley will reside in Canandaigua, after a trip to New York City.

                   Edward was born Canandaigua, New York August 01, 1893.  Edward was the son of William E. Hanley and Matilda Josephine Hamilton.  Edward died July 11, 1965 Canandaigua, New York, at 71 years of age.

                         DEMOCRAT and CHRONICLE July 13, 1965

DEATHS  - Edward T. Hanley, Ontario County Treasurer, July 11, 1965, in F. F. Thompson Hospital.

Survived by his wife, Mame Engert Hanley, one son, Edwart T Hanley Jr., Pittsford, NY, three brothers, nephew, John M. Sprentall of Canandaigua, six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Kennedy and Son Funeral Home, 13 Bristol St., Canandaigua.  Funeral will be held at St. Mary's Church Wednesday. Burial at the convenience of the family.

                   ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Fri. May 17, 1929 HANLEY   

     At Canandaigua, May 9, 1929, to Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Hanley, Main Street South, a son.

                                ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL April 1949

Mrs. Edward T. Hanley has returned to her home on Greig Terrace after several days visit with Miss Mayme Lee Ogden in Washington, D. C. Miss Ogden, a former local artist, has many friends here who will be interested to learn that she is now chief of design at the Pentagon.

Myrtie R. Engert was born November 27, 1894.  Myrtie died October 10, 1898 Canandaigua, New York, at 3 years of age.  City Clerk office record number 1262.

                 ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL October 14, 1898

INGERT -   At Canandaigua, October 10, 1898, Myrtie R. Ingert, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ingert. Her body was interred 1898 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.        

Gurney Grey3 Engert   was born Farmington, New York October 02, 1880.  Gurney died March 22, 1932 Canandaigua, New York, at 51 years of age.[i] [i]. Canandaigua City clerk office record number 53 on Page 236, states he was married to Elizabeth O'Keefe, and that she was the informant living at 110 Ontario Street.


Gurney G. Engert for many years a well known and highly respected business man of this city died at Memorial Hospital Monday night following a several weeks illness. 

Mr. Engert was born in Canandaigua 51 years ago and spent his entire life here. Two years ago he bought the tobacco business of Howard L. Herendeen, which he had since conducted. Prior to that time he was for several years the manager of Endicott Johnson shoe store in this city.

Mr. Engert is survived by his wife, Elizabeth O'Keefe Engert, a son George G. his father John G. Engert, four sisters, Mrs. John Flood, Mrs. Edward T. Hanley, and Miss Lena Engert, all of this city, and Mrs. William Carroll of Geneva. Private services will be held in Ontario Street home, Friday PM at 2 30 o'clock, Rev. Herbert L. Gaylord of St. John's church officiating. Interment at Calvary Cemetery.

      He married Elizabeth O'Keefe Canandaigua, New York, June 28, 1909.[ii] [ii]. A copy of the Church record is found on PG 1M in the book, A Tree Trunk.

              ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday July 2, 1909

                     WEDDING              ENGERT - O'KEEFE 

At 3 45 at the rectory, Gurney G. Engert and Miss Elizabeth O'keefe were married. The bride was attended by her cousin, Miss Anna Russell, of Shortsville, and Albert Foreman, of Pittsford, was the groom's attendant. 

The bride's dress was white batiate trimmed with valenciences. She carried bride roses. Her attendant was gowned in white embroidered mull over blue and carried lilies of the valley. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O'Keefe, Ontario Street. They will reside in Canandaigua.

                       ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Friday September 28, 1923 FRONT PAGE

 ENGERT -   Funeral services for John Francis Engert aged 13 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guerney G. Engert, Ontario Street, whose death occurred at Memorial Hospital on Friday after a short illness with encephalitis, were held at St. Mary's Church on Monday morning.    Besides his parents he leaves a brother George.

           ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL November 23, 1945

Area Servicemen Return to Civilian Life Cpl. George G. Engert has received his honorable discharge from the Army at Fort Dix, NJ, after three years service, and is with his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Engert, Atwater Place. 

He was a radio operator with the Signal Air Warning Battalion and served in Austrailia, New Guinea, and on Leyte and Luzon in the Phillipines with the 5th and 13th Air Forces. 

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