Children of John Lyle & Catheren Fry:
James Lile b.
c. 1825 Pennsylvania; d. unknown - nothing further is known of him. It is
possible he died fairly young.
Harriet Lile -
b. January 10, 1829 Pennsylvania; d. February 6, 1854 in Washington County,
Pennsylvania. She was said by Verna and Estel Lile to have married a Mr.
McClure, but no documentation has been found. She doesn't appear in the 1850
Census in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania where most of her siblings
lived at that time.
Mary Lile -
b. November 7, 1830 in Pennsylvania d. January 20, 1904 in Ransom, Hillsdale
County, Michigan. At the time of the 1850 Census, she was living in the home of
Harriet and William Beeler in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. She married Daniel Calbetzer on October 27, 1859 in Medina or
Summit County, Ohio. Daniel, the son of Peter and Jane Calbetzer, was born
November 14, 1833 and died August 9, 1891 in Wright Township, Hillsdale County,
Michigan. Daniel and Mary Lile Calbetzer were the parents of Theodore Calbetzer, Ellen Calbetzer,
and Albert Welmon Calbetzer. Daniel and Mary are both buried in Evergreen
Cemetery in Ransom, Hillsdale County, Michigan.
Jeremiah Lile -
b. March 6, 1832 in Pennsylvania; d. January 13, 1856 in Wayne or Medina
County, Ohio. There was a smallpox epidemic in the area about this time, but I
don't know whether he died of illness or injury. At the time of the 1850
Census, Jeremiah was working in a boat yard and living in the home of William
and Sarah Bake. It's obvious that Catheren Lile had to place her older
children with local families after her husband died. She may have chosen
the households in which the boys were sent to live because the head of
household could teach the youngsters a trade, such as boat-building.
Often, however, there was some kind of family connection between the widowed
mother and those who took in her children.
Hannah F. Lile -
b. October 16, 1833 Pennsylvania; d. March 17, 1901 probably in
Webster, Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. She
married Andrew Barnes White about 1849, probably in Westmoreland
County where they appear in the 1850 Census. Barnes was born in January
1828 in Pennsylvania and died after June 2, 1900 most likely in Rostraver
Township where he was living at the time of the 1900 Census. Barnes was a
miner. They were the parents of Andrew J. White (b.c. 1851); George A. White (b.c. 1859 in Westmoreland or
Allegheny County, PA); and Laura A. White (b. Mar 1860 in Westmoreland or
Allegheny County, PA). Laura White's married name was Blystone and she wrote a
letter to Mary Lile Colbetzer and Isaac Lile informing them for her mother's
death. I have been unable to trace Laura White Blystone and her descendants, if
Levi Lile (Lyle) - b. October 29, 1835 Pennsylvania; d. June
18, 1903, Weaversville, Medina County, Ohio. He married Elizabeth Boyer on May 14, 1865 in Medina County,
Ohio following his service in the Civil War. Elizabeth was born in March 1843
and died after the date of the 1910 Census, most likely in Medina County, Ohio.
Levi is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio. Levi and
Elizabeth were the parents of Laura D. Lile, Ada
M. Lile, Mary J. Lile, and Ida Ellen Lyle.
I have found no marriage records for the eldest three girls. Ida Ellen Lyle
married Bert Cox around 1898 and they were the parents of Leona, Effie, Walter,
Oliver, Alfred, and Floyd Cox. Mary J. Lile or Lyle apparently also married a
Cox as her first husband and had two sons: Leroy and Willard Cox; her second
husband was Ervin Gensalio and they were the parents of at least one child, a
daughter, Joyce Gensalio.
Isaac Lile -
(twin) b. December 12, 1836 Cooperstown, PA d. January 31, 1920
Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon (influenza epidemic). Isaac was the
only brother still living at the time of the Civil War who did not serve in the
Union forces. By 1859, he was living in the "Wally Valley,"
Walla Walla County, Washington Territory, plying his trade as a cobbler and
bootmaker. Elders in the family recount that he was desperately homesick for
his mother and siblings by about 1861 and had decided that, when the next wagon
train went east, he was going to join it. Fate intervened, however; at a dance
just before he was set to go home, he met young Sarah Caroline
Ellis, who had just arrived in Walla
Walla by wagon train with her widowed mother (Sarah Jane Farmer Ellis, widow of
David Ellis) and numerous siblings with their families. Isaac was
entranced and he and Sarah married shortly thereafter. Sarah Caroline
Ellis Lile was born in 1841 in Allegany County, Maryland and died November 4,
1887 near Pomeroy, Garfield County, Washington. Isaac and Sarah were the
parents of three sons: Levi Townsend Lile (named Levi for Isaac's brother and
Townsend for Sarah's brother); George David Franklin Lile (the
only son who married and produced grandchildren - his wife was Sarah Emoline
Clayton, whose family is discussed on another page); and Charles Arthur
Lile. Levi died at about 13 years of age and Charles Arthur died in his
late 20s. The transmitters of family oral history recalled that Charley
had been kicked in the chest by a horse. Perhaps it only felt that way; county
death records stated that he died of consumption, another name for
tuberculosis. (For an article on Issac Lile, his wife Sarah Caroline Ellis, and their children, click HERE)
Jacob Lile - (twin) b. December 12, 1836. At the time of the 1850 Census,
he was living in the Samuel Todd household in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland
Count, Pennsylvania. His wife's name is believed to have been Roseanna
Stump and she was born in Pennsylvania to German immigrants. They probably
married in Ohio or Michigan, but no marriage record has been uncovered to date.
They were the parents of Mary E. and Oscar W. Lile. Mary was born about 1864 in
Ohio and Oscar was born in 1870 in Michigan. At the time of the 1870 Census,
Jacob and Rose were residing in Clinton County, Michigan. In 1880, they lived
in Fork Township, Mecosta County, Michigan with son Oscar Lile, daughter
Mary Lile Hillman and her new husband Charles W. Hillman. Charles and Mary
became parents in July 1881 when their daughter Cora M. Hillman was born.
(Cora married and later divorced a Mr. Stone -- they were parents of
Verla Stone. Cora and Verla were living with the widowed Roseanna at the time
of the 1910 Census. ) Oscar Lile married his wife Nellie W.
Haskell in Mecosta County, Michigan on May 25, 1893. Oscar
and Nellie were the parents of Florence O. and Carl F. Lile.
Florence died at twelve years of age of pulmonary tuberculosis. Carl Lile
resided in Fork Township, Mecosta County, Michigan in 1918 when he was
eighteen. The name of his wife and later details of his life are unknown; according to cemetery records in Flake Cemetery, Mecosta County, Michigan, he
died in 1955.
Allen D. Lile -
b. March 2, 1838 in Pennsylvania and d. April 19, 1911, probably Traverse City,
Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Allen was living with Abraham and Sarah Layton
in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania at the time of
the 1850 Census. Allen D. Lile followed his sister Mary Lile Calbetzer
and her husband to Hillsdale County, Michigan. There he met and married Miss
Cornelia Deuel about 1861. She was born about 1840. Their first child, a son,
was Perry Darwin Lile, was born about 1862 and during his infancy, Allen enlisted
in support of the Union cause as a private in Company F, 18th Michigan Infantry
on August 15, 1862. His unit saw battle in the South. Allen was a member of a
200-man detachment that was sent to reinforce the garrison at Athens, Alabama,
where they came under attack and were captured by Confederate General
Nathan Bedford Forrest. He and his surviving compatriots were held
as Confederate prisoners of war for several months, then were exchanged
for Confederate prisoners. After their release, they were marched to
Vicksburg, Mississippi to be loaded on a riverboat steamer to be returned
to their homes in Michigan. Unfotunately, the riverboat was the Sultana.
Near Nashville, Tennessee, the ship's boilers exploded, killing 1100 of the
1866 soldiers aboard. (For more information, click here.) Allen was one of the
survivors and returned home to Michigan when his firstborn was about three
years old. Children born after his return included: Sarah C. Lile, Marcenia C. Lile;
Angelia Dora Lile; Marion V. Lile; Myrtle A. Lile; and Perley (Purple) E. Lile. Most of these offspring continued to reside in
Michigan. After Cornelia's death, he married again to Lydia Hoage in 1899.
Sarah Lile -
b. July 14, 1839 in Pennsylvania; d. April 1, 1920 (place unknown). She had two
husbands, said to be brothers: William Henry Harrison
Brown and Allen Brown.
She married William about 1858, most likely in Wayne or Medina County, but I
haven't found a marriage record. By 1865, she and William had two children:
Levi A. and Ida Brown. William most likely died around that time, as she is
found with Allen Brown at the time of the 1870 Census in Wadsworth, Medina
County, Ohio. Allen and Sarah's son William was born in October 1869. I have
not found her after the 1870 Census, but Estel and Verna reported that she died
in 1920. She came to visit her brother Isaac in eastern Washington after the
railroad was completed.
Samson (Samuel) Lile -
b. May 20, 1840 in Pennsylvania, d.February 1, 1916 in Wadswroth, Medina
County, Ohio. Samuel's first wife was Sarah Richards, born about 1840; died in or shortly before 1872. Samuel
and Sarah were the parents of Mary Lile; Cora Lile;
and Nina Lile.
After Sarah's death, Samuel married Elizabeth
Hartman. Elizabeth was born about 1841 and
died in 1924 in Medina County, Ohio. They were the parents of Elmer Lile and Blanche Leona
Lile, whose married name was Nice. Much
of the basic family information (including the names and birthdates of John and
Catharen Lile's children), comes from a family Bible which was owned by Blanche
Lile Nice and recorded in the 1930s or so by Estel Lile, grandson of Isaac
Joseph T. Lile - b. 11 Jan 1843 in Pennsylvania; d. January 11,
1911 in Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio. Joseph married Catherine Hunt, b. 1839 and died 1903 in Medina County. They
were the parents of Ida
Lile, who married Frank
Reimer. Joseph was 19 years old when he enlisted for Civil War service on
8/7/1862 as a private. On 8/30/1862 he mustered into "H" Co. OH 104th
(Volunteer) Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 6/17/1865 at Greensboro, NC. After
the war, he returned to Wadsworth, Medina County, Ohio. He lived there until