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David W.2 Schlecht  was born New York 1872.   He married twice.  He married Dora A. Wheatley December 23, 1902.  Dora was born Manchester, New York March 1883.  Dora was the daughter of William Wheatley and Sarah Emily Maybee.  Dora died April 27, 1927 Clifton Springs, New York, at 44 years of age.  

                      ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  May 4, 1927  PAGE  4  COL  3

Mrs. David Schlecht died at the Sanitarium in Clifton Springs Wednesday night, April 27, aged forty four years. She was a daughter of the late William and Sarah Maybee Wheatley, and was born in the town of Manchester in 1883.

She is survived by her husband, David Schlecht, two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Dibble of Canandaigua, Miss Thelma Schlecht, Elmer and Clifford Schlecht, all of Shortsville, four sisters, Mrs. Harriet Wolcott of Manchester, Mrs. William Larner and Mrs. John Schlecht of Manchester Center, and Mrs. Mame Daiman of Shortsville, one brother, Albert Wheatley of Shorstville, and one half brother, Richard Wheatley of Hopewell. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon from the Baptist church in Manchester. 

 Herbert Cole Schlecht   was born 1914.  Herbert died September 17, 1916 Manchester, New York, at 2 years of age.  Son of David Schlecht.

                                                           ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL

 DIED   -     SCHLECHT   At Manchester, September 17, 1916, Herbert Cole, 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Schlecht.

  Herbert Schlecht    was born October 1917.  Herbert died February 15, 1918 Manchester, New York, at less than one year of age. 

                                                      ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL February 22, 1918

 DIED   -   SLACK     At Manchester, February 15, 1918, Herbert Slack, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Slack, aged 5 months.


John S.2 Schlecht was born in Fairville, New York September 23, 1883. John died July 04, 1960 Canandaigua, New York, at 76 years of age.

                     CANANDAIGUA  DAILY  MESSENGER July 5, 1960

John  Schlecht, 76, of North Main Street, Manchester, died Monday in Thompson Memorial Hospital, Canandaigua, NY, following a long illness.  His wife, the former Miss Julia Wheatley of Shortsville, whom he married in March 1905, died May 1, 1960.

He is survived by three sons, Glen of Manchester, Harry of Chandler, Ariz, and Ralph of Westerly, RI, four grandchildren, three great grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Emma Crowell, Buffalo, Mrs. Una Longrod, and Mrs. Anna Hildreth, both of Lyons, and a sister in Florida, also several nieces and nephews. Interment in Pioneer Cemetery, Shortsville Road. His body was interred 1960 Manchester, New York, Pioneer Cemetery.

                He married Julia E. Wheatley Shortsville, New York, March 08, 1905.  

              SHORTSVILLE  ENTERPRISE Friday  March 10, 1905  PAGE 2 COL 2

Mr. John S. Schlecht and Miss Julia Wheatley were united in marriage by the Rev. S. S. Ferris at the Presbyterian parsonage on Wednesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. S. are young people of much promise, and have the best wishes of many friends for their future happiness and success.

                     Julia was born March 09, 1887.  Julia was the daughter of William Wheatley and Sarah Emily Maybee .  Julia died May 01, 1960 Canandaigua, New York, at 73 years of age.   

                                     CANANDAIGUA  DAILY  MESSENGER

                                      MANCHESTER -    Mrs. John Schlecht

Mrs. Juliet Schlecht, 70, a native and lifelong resident Manchester, died Sunday in Thompson Hospital, Canandaigua, following a long illness.  She was born March 19, 1887, the daughter of the late William and Sarah Wheatley. She married John Schlecht in 1905.  She was a member of the Methodist and Ondalinda Rebekah Lodge.

 She is survived by her husband, three sons, Glen of Manchester, Harry of Chandler, Ariz., and Ralph of Westerly, RI., four grandchildren, three great grandchildren. Interment in Pioneer Cemetery. 

Andrew Mortimer Sleght   was born Canandaigua, New York October 07, 1838.  Andrew was the son of Andrew Hoag Sleght and Frances Jarvis Wheeler.  Andrew died December 25, 1904 Canandaigua, New York, at 66 years of age.[i] [i]. Canandaigua City Clerk Record number 1929.

                                                  ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL December 30, 1904  PAGE  2 COL  4  

                                                                                   Death of Mortimer Sleght.

 About midnight on Sunday, at his home on Scotland Road, occurred the death of Mortimer Sleght, a long time and respected resident. Mr. Sleght had been in failing health for several years, and since November had been confined to the home with a complication of heart and kidney troubles.

Deceased was born here sixty six years ago, and most of his life had been spent here. He was a Constable for over twenty years, and was turnkey under Sheriff Robert H. Wheeler. In 1870 he married Harriet L. Scott, of Rochester, who with three sons, Walter S., Francis J., and Carlton M. Sleght, all prominent in the business life of the village survive. One brother, Carlton W. Sleght, of Allen's Hill, also survives. 

 Mr. Sleght was a a member of Company K, N Y Mounted Rifles, which did valiant service in the Civil War. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Lewis Sweet of the Presbyterian church conducting the service.

                            The Ontario County Journal, Friday, May 9, 1909, listed him as a soldier buried in Woodlawn.  

Evander3 Schley  was born in Orange Co., New York October 02, 1807.  Evander died March 03, 1898 Canandaigua, New York, at 90 years of age.[i]  [i]. Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 1234 gives a death date of March 3, 1898. 

                            ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  March 4, 1898

                                                   DIED  -  SLY 

At Canandaigua, March 3, 1898, Evander Sly, aged 91 years, 4 months. His body was interred 1898 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.

              He married Olive Higby May 08, 1833.  Olive was born Chapinville, New York April 30, 1809.  Olive was the daughter of Elisha Higby and Abigail Barney .  Olive died September 22, 1888 Canandaigua, New York, at 79 years of age.[ii]  [ii]. Canandaigua City Clerk office record number 59.

                       ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday September 28, 1888  PAGE  3 COL  7

 HIGBY -   In Canandaigua on Saturday morning September 22, 1888, Olive Higby, wife of Evander Sly in her 80th year.

                              ONTARIO REPOSITORY and MESSENGER  February 16, 1888

 The oldest and best known residents of this village have been critically ill for the last 10 days, but both are now rapidly recovering.  Considering their advanced age this fortunate result was hardly expected. Their three sons from New York with their families have been with them about a week.

 Evander Schley and Olive Higby had the following children:

William T. Schley   was born Canandaigua, New York August 19, 1840.  William died July 01, 1912 in Far Hills, New Jersey, at 71 years of age. 

                         ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri. July 5, 1912 PAGE  5  COL  5

The sudden death of William T. Schley occurred on Monday at his residence at Far Hills, NJ, aged 72 years. Deceased was the son of the late Evander Schley and for many years resided here. He later engaged in the practice of law at NY City, and at one time was attorney for NY Central RR.

 Besides his wife Mary Reeve Schley he leaves one son, Reeve Schley of NY City, and one daughter, Mrs. William B. Shackford of Tenefly, NJ, and a brother Grant B. Schley of NY City. The remains will be brought to Canandaigua, interment at Woodlawn. His body was interred 1912 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery.


Evander Higby4 Schley was born Canandaigua, New York July 11, 1837.  Evander died March 28, 1907 at 69 years of age.  His body was interred 1907 Canandaigua, New York, Woodlawn Cemetery

                  He married Rachel Ann Power .  Rachel was born July 01, 1838.  Rachel died April 08, 1884 at 45 years of age. 

                        ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  April 18, 1884  PAGE  2  COL  6

SCHLEY -      In New York City, Mrs. Rachel A., wife of Mr. Evander Schley Jr., aged 42 years.  

                        ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES  April 16, 1884

DIED SCHLEY   In New York City, Mrs. Rachel A., wife of Mr. Evander Schley Jr., aged 42 years.


Grant Barney4 Schley was born Chapinville, New York February 25, 1845.  Grant died November 22, 1917 in Far Hills, New Jersey, at 72 years of age.   

                      ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL November 30, 1917

DIED -  SCHLEY    At Far Hills, New Jersey, November 22, 1917, Grant B. Schley, formerly of Canandaigua, aged 72 years.  

                                      ONTARIO COUNTY TIMES JOURNAL November 29, 1917  

               This obituary was found in the 40 years ago section of the November 27, 1959

                                                         TIMES JOURNAL

GRANT  B.  SCHLEY It was with regret that Canandaiguans learned Friday of the death in New York City of Grant B. Schley, banker and native Canandaiguan who has been generous to all causes. He gave 10 thousand dollars to the Board of Education at a needed time to complete the Academy building, and 5 thousand dollars to erect the Historical Building. He was the last of the children of the late Mr. and Mrs. Evander Sly of this community.

The death of Grant B. Schley, son of Evander Schley, formerly of Canandaigua, occurred at his country residence in Far Hills, NJ., on Thursday.  Deceased was born at Chapin on February 22, 1845, and began his business career as a clerk in the express office at Canandaigua, and later was employed in Syracuse.

He went to New York City in 1866 and had ever since been prominently identified with banking interests.  He was a senior member of the firm of Moore and Schley bankers in Manhatten, and a member of the New York Stock Exchange since 1881.  He was a director in many large corporations.  The funeral services were held at the late home on Saturday morning.  Interment in New York City. 

Helena M. Schmeier  was born Germany February 16, 1849.  Helena died December 18, 1927 Geneva, New York, at 78 years of age.   

  GENEVA DAILY TIMES  December 19, 1927                       

    OBITUARY  -    Mrs. Helena Olsowsky

The death of Mrs. Helena Olsowsky, aged 78 years, occurred at her home, 193 Pultney Street yesterday afternoon. Surviving are three daughters, Miss Anna Olsowsky of Geneva, Mrs. C. Linehan of Buffalo, and Sister M. Alexia of the Order of St. Joseph's at Oswego, three sons, Charles Olsowsky and Anthony J. Olsowsky of Geneva, and Augustine Olsowsky of Wellsville, NY, and one brother, Ignatius Schmeier of Chicago, also fifteen grandchildren.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday morning from her late home and from St. Stephen's church. Her body was interred 1927 Geneva, New York, St. Patrick's Cemetery. 

                             She married August Olsowsky August was born in Konigsbur, Germany November 1850.  August was the son of August Frederick Olsowsky and Louise Sokel .  August died July 20, 1900 Geneva, New York, at 49 years of age.  

                             ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL Fri. July 27, 1900

  DIED -   OLSCHIWICKE             At Geneva, July 20, 1900, August Olschiwicke, aged 49 years. 

Phillip Schneble and Minnie Flohr had the following child:

Emma Marie2 Schneble was born Germany 1899.  She married Harry Joseph Kennedy Canandaigua, New York, April 20, 1920.[iii]   [iii]. Canandaigua City clerk office record number 444. The witnesses were Eliz L. Kennedy and Phillip Brockelbank Jr.

                                 ONTARIO COUNTY JOURNAL  Friday April 23, 1920  

                     WEDDING      KENNEDY  -  SCHNEBLE  

 At Canandaigua April 20, 1920, Harry J. Kennedy and Miss Emma Marie Schneble, both of Canandaigua. 

                                                          SAME  PAPER       FRONT  PAGE  

                                                                KENNEDY    SCHNEBLE

The marriage of Harry Joseph Kennedy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kennedy of Clark Street, and Miss Emma Marie Schneble, daughter of Mrs. Minnie Schneble, Foster Street, took place at St. Mary's Rectory on Tuesday morning.  Rev. James T. Dougherty performed the ceremony.  They were attended by Miss Elizabeth Kennedy and Phillip Brockelbank Jr.  They will reside on Clark Street. 

     Louis1 Schutt was born Germany March 1859.  Louis died December 22, 1940 Lyons, New York, at 81 years of age.  


                                     LOUIS  SCHUTT

 Lyons   -  Louis Schutt, 81, died here Sunday.  He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Ray Nellis, Lyons, and six grandchildren. He was a member of St. John's Church.  The Rev. Thomas A. Berg will conduct services today in 19 Jackson St. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery.  

                                He married Mary Holtz 1884. Mary was born Germany November 23, 1856.  Mary died July 24, 1940 Lyons, New York, at 83 years of age.  

                               ROCHESTER  DEMOCRAT  and CHRONICLE  July 26, 1940

 MRS.  LOUIS  SCHUTT Lyons  -  Mrs. Mary Schutt, 83, wife of Louis Schutt, died Wednesday night.


Emma Marie Schutt   was born Alloway, New York October 26, 1898.  Emma died September 30, 1962 Lyons, New York, at 63 years of age.

                                           ROCHESTER  DEMOCRAT  and CHRONICLE  October 1, 1962

                                                               MRS.  RAYMOND  NELLIS

 Lyons -   Mrs. Emma M. Nellis, 63, of 47 Geneva St., Lyons, died yesterday, Sept. 30, 1962, in the Edward J. Barber Hospital here after a brief illness.  Born in Alloway October 26, 1898, daughter of Louis and Mary Holtz Schutt, she always lived here.

Mrs. Nellis was  a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and the Auxiliary of Lyons Memorial Post Veterans of Foreign Wars.  She was a Gold Star Mother. 

 Surviving are her husband, Raymond M. Nellis, one daughter, Mrs. Robert Marr of Lyons, three sons, Robert H. of Palmyra, William R. of Spencerport, and Charles R. Nellis of Lyons, nine grandchildren.  The service will be held Wednesday with Rev. Edgar Trexler Jr. of St. John's Lutheran Church officiating.  Burial will be in Lyons Rural Cemetery

                                         She married Raymond Milton Nellis 1916.   Raymond was born Geneva, New York August 22, 1896.  Raymond was the son of Byron Nathan Sr. Nellis and Louise M. Baker .  Raymond died June 30, 1966 Lyons, New York, at 69 years of age.   

        ROCHESTER  DEMOCRAT  and CHRONICLE  July 2, 1966


 Lyons Raymond M. Nellis of 52, Shuler St., Lyons, died Thursday June 30, 1966, in Barber Hospital, Lyons.  He was 69.   He was born Aug. 20, 1896, in Geneva, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Nellis, but had lived in Lyons 53 years.  Mr. Nellis retired in 1961 as a clerk on the New York Central Railroad.  He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, the Brotherhood of Railroad Clerks, and an honorary member of the VFW of Lyons.

Surviving are three sons, Robert of Palmyra, William of Brandon, Fla., Charles of Lyons, one daughter, Mrs. Robert Marr of Lyons, nine grandchildren, two brothers, Deo Nellis of Lyons, Harold Nellis of Phelps, three sisters, Mrs. Richard Kleinhenz of Lyons, Mrs. Augusta Rockwell of Indiana and Mrs. Bernard Gendreau of Rochester.

 A service will be held in the Boeheim Funeral Home, Lyons, today, where friends may call. Rev. Robert T. Kroth, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Lyons Rural Cemetery. 


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