1810 - 1897 (86 years)
Has 17 ancestors and more than 100 descendants in this family tree.
||Matthew Harmer  |
|Relationship||with Francis Fox|
||24 Dec 1810
||Brightling, England 
||20 Jan 1811
||11 May 1897
||Dodge City, Ripley Township, Dodge Co, MN 
||7 Aug 2009 |
||Mary Skinner, b. 24 May 1815, d. 26 Feb 1906, Dodge City, Ripley Township, Dodge Co, MN (Age 90 years) |
||24 Dec 1832
||Brightling, England 
| ||1. Harriet Harmer, b. 31 Dec 1832, Brightling, England , d. 22 Aug 1916, Fairbanks, TX (Age 83 years)|
| ||2. Marie Harmer, b. 3 Aug 1834, Brightling, England , d. Yes, date unknown|
| ||3. Ann Harmer, b. 28 Jan 1836, Brightling, England , d. 8 Jul 1888, Grove Township, Taylor Co, IA (Age 52 years)|
| ||4. Matthew Harmer, II, b. 9 Jun 1837, Brightling, England , d. 31 May 1919, Edgerton, MO (Age 81 years)|
| ||5. Henry Harmer, b. 9 Jul 1839, Brightling, England , d. 22 Nov 1906, Randolph, WI (Age 67 years)|
| ||6. Thomas Harmer, b. 8 May 1841, Brightling, England , d. 12 Dec 1928, Denver, CO? (Age 87 years)|
| ||7. John Harmer, b. 17 Apr 1843, Brightling, England , d. 28 May 1921, Claremont, MN (Age 78 years)|
| ||8. Mary Harmer, b. 7 Sep 1844, Brightling, England , d. 17 Nov 1927 (Age 83 years)|
| ||9. William Harmer, b. 4 May 1846, Brightling, England , d. 22 Dec 1934, Long Beach, CA (Age 88 years)|
| ||10. James Harmer, b. 9 Apr 1847, Brightling, England , d. 1915 (Age 67 years)|
| ||11. Catherine Harmer, b. 1 Mar 1850, d. 1852, Green Lake Co, WI (Age 1 years)|
| ||12. Herbert Harmer, b. 4 Mar 1852, Green Lake Co, WI , d. 10 Nov 1926, Cannon Falls, MN (Age 74 years)|
| ||13. George Washington Harmer, b. 20 Feb 1854, Marquette Co, WI , d. 20 Oct 1926, Dodge Center, MN (Age 72 years)|
| ||14. Albert Alonzo Harmer, b. 5 Aug 1855, Fox River, WI , d. 15 Nov 1949, Claremont, MN (Age 94 years)|
| ||15. Jesse Harmer, b. 18 Feb 1857, Staughton, WI , d. 14 Feb 1951, Minneapolis, MN (Age 93 years)|
| ||16. Jane Harmer, b. 3 Feb 1858, Wisconsin , d. 26 Nov 1928, Dodge Center, MN (Age 70 years)|
| ||17. Richard Harmer, b. 28 Mar 1859, Fox River, WI , d. 12 Feb 1932, Santa Ana, CA (Age 72 years)|
||29 Aug 2000 |
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
- Emigrated to the U.S. in 1849.
Possibly sheltered Fannie Harmer after she had her illegitimate son Charles.
Deported from England as the church was tired of supporting him.
Dodge Center, MN which is in Dodge Co. It is located in SE Minnesota, prob. 80 or 90 miles from the twin cities, not to far from Rochester in an area of rich farm land. Matthew's and Mary's 17 children included 11 boys so they had plenty of help on their farm and thus that helped toward success. You may know that they probably left England under duress, ie, the church parish was tired of supporting the family as in those day that kind of thing was handled by the church and not the government. We have a copy of the document where the congregation borrowed 50 pounds from the minister to pay for the family's passage to America. It is assumed that Matthew was given the choice of going - or going off the dole. They had 10 children by that time. Apparently he made a good decision.
Anyway, Dodge Co is probably 80 or 90 miles south and east of the twin cities
and further from Fergus Falls. Back when Fannie was having Charles Woodhouse the M & M family were on the farm near Dodge Center with perhaps a few of the children still living at home but many having married and moved on. Records show that some stayed in the Dodge Center area but several moved to other states such as Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas. To our knowledge none settled in the twin city area. That came in the next generation with my uncles and aunts (early 1900's).
John Sayers theory certainly sounds plausible however.
- [S204] Harmers of Sussex Vol II Salehurst Roots, Gill Price, ed. HFA Newsletter, Keath Cowell, U.S. Sec. HFA, (Harmer Family Association (One Name Society), 37 Lache Park Ave, Chester CH4 8HS England, June 1990 , ISBN 0 9513794 2 9, Repository: COMMWELL@aol.com).