Selected Families and Individuals


Leopold Lurker

"Deutschland, Baden, Erzbistum Freiburg, katholische Kirchenbücher, 1678-1930," database, FamilySearch ( : 16 January 2019), Leopold Lurker, 8 Mar 1840; citing Baptism, Weier, Ottersweier, Baden, Deutschland, , Erzbischöfliches Archiv Freiburg (Archbishop's Archives), Germany.

1870 US Census:
"United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 June 2019), Leopold Lurker, 1870.

1880 US Census:
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 19 August 2017), Leopold Lerker, Marrs, Posey, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 94, sheet 35C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm 1,254,305.

1900 US Census:
"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 January 2020), Leopold Lurker, Marrs Township (north half), Posey, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 48, sheet 10B, family 163, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,398.

Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 15 April 2018), memorial page for Leopold Lurker (8 Mar 1840–4 Feb 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51307825, citing Saint Peter's United Methodist Cemetery, Saint Philip, Posey County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Denny (contributor 47272888) .

Jonah Porter Steward

 J. P. Steward, oldest pioneer of Winters section passed away Friday in San Jose at the home of his son T. N. Steward. Had he lived until October 19, he would have been 92 years of age.
 Mr. Steward was a native of Ohio. He was married in Jones County, Iowa in December 1860 to Miss Ellen Seely. Early in the 1860's, they crossed the plains by immigrant train, and were four months on the road. Their son was born enroute on the Truckee River and was named Truckee.
 On their arrival in California they settled first at Silveyville, Solano County, near the present townsite of Dixon. Remaining there but a short time, they moved to Winters. With the exception of three or four years spent in the Santa Clara Valley, Winters has since been their home.
 Steward was a carpenter and many of the old landmark dwellings in Winters were constructed by him. Frequently when business was slack in his trade, he would engage in panning gold along the banks of Putah Creek. In 1909, Mr. and Mrs. Steward celebrated their golden wedding anniversary and it was one of the big events in Winters.
 Fourteen years later, they were awarded a prize by the Sciots for the longest married couple in the State. Mrs. Steward died in 1926. After her death, Mr. Steward went to live with his daughter, Mrs. S. H. Hoy. About a year ago, he left for San Jose, where he has resided since with his son.
 For more than 40 years, Mr. Steward has been a member and elder of the Presbyterian Church.
 He is survived by three children, T. N. Steward of San Jose, Mrs. S. H. Hoy of Winters and Mrs. John Pritchett of Indiana. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
 The passing of Mr. Steward breaks the family line of five generations.
 Committal services were read Monday morning at the Winters Cemetery by the Rev. George Kmecik, Presbyterian pastor. Song services were offered by C. Perry and C. S. Culton. Out of town relatives were Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Steward of San Jose, Mrs. Wm. Hoy of Placerville, Mrs. Harold Culley and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Smith of Sacramento. Pallbearers were: Wm. Freeman, Neil McArthur, James Johnston, Wm. Overhouse, F. H. Wilson and T. H. Fenley.

from The Winters (California) Express, September 26, 1930, page 1

Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 10 March 2020), memorial page for Jonah Porter Steward (19 Oct 1838–19 Sep 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33072991, citing Winters Cemetery, Winters, Yolo County, California, USA ; Maintained by David Smith (contributor 47038930) .

Ella M. Seeley

 A large assemlage of relatives, friends, and neighbors, representative of four generations gathered Wednesday to pay an affectionate tribute to the memory of Mrs. J.P. Steward, who died in the early morning hours Monday after an illness of three weeks duration.
Mrs. Steward was a native of Iowa, born May 26, 1842, making her almost 84 at her passing. She was married December 23, 1859 to Mr. Steward, and to few has it been given to walk so long, side by side through the bitter and the sweet of life's lights and shadows.
This remarkable allotment of marital comradeship received a statewide recognition a few years ago when the couple received a prize offered to the oldest pair in California.
 Mr. and Mrs. Steward heard the call of the west in the late 60's and drove across the plains in a covered wagon, reaching Silveyville in 1870. They moved to Winters in 1874, and except for a comparatively short residence in San Jose, lived here ever since. Mr. Steward built their home, the house now occupied by B.J.Rose, one of the oldest residences in town. Five children were born to them, two dying in infancy.
Surviving with the aged husband and father are Mrs. John Pritchett of Indiana, Mrs. S.H. Hoy of Winters and T.N. Steward of San Jose. The later was born near the Truckee River on the journey across the plains. There are sixteen grandchildren and thirty-three great grandchildrn. A brother Dr. Mack Seeley of San Francisco and a sister Mrs. J. Jones of San Jose also survive their aged sister. Mrs. Hoy has tenderly cared for her mother during her illness, being constantly at her bedside.
 Mrs. Steward has been a part of the community life since before the town was fully organized. Here she lived and wrought, and watched the progress and changes incident to the founding of a new community. She was keenly alert, interested and eager to note the growth and events which compose village life. She was strong, physically capable and suited to the hardships which accompany the lives of pioneers. She was essentially domestic and a home maker. She loved her family and company, especially young people and their pursuits. She was hospitable and her home was always a gathering place for her large circle of friends. Her good humor and optimism made her a wholesome and attractive companion.
 Mrs. Steward united with the Presbyterian Church in May 1886, remaining a loyal member throughout the years and being a faithful attendant until age and bodily ailments prevented. Her Pastor, Dr. Culton conducted the funeral services, C.P and C.S. Culton offered song service. Casket bearers were T.H.Fenley, W.D. Overhouse, J.R.Johnson, W.H. Robinson, T.D. Parker and N.A.McArthur.
A wealth of flowers covered the funeral mound, silent affectionate tributes to those who loved and mourn a faithful friend.

The Winters Express, Friday, April 2, 1926, Page 1

Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 10 March 2020), memorial page for Ella M Seeley Steward (26 May 1842–29 Mar 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33052761, citing Winters Cemetery, Winters, Yolo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Delores Sorenson (contributor 47015522) .

John Marvel

Alt date of birth 02 Aug 1632.  Same source. John and his wife Ann settled in Accomad Co., VA.  Same source.