Louisa Sackett

(1822-1904)
Louisa Sackett was born in New York StateG, on 26 December 1822.1 Her parents have not been identified. She died aged 81 in Holton, Muskegon County, MichiganG, on 17 October 1904 and was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, HoltonG, on 20 October 1904.2 She married in about 1842, probably in PennsylvaniaG, David Alexander Syers.3,4 David was born on 25 July 1820.5 He died aged 77 in HoltonG, on 13 November 1897 and was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, HoltonG.5,6
     In 1850 Louisa was living in Clarksfield, Huron County, OhioG, in the household of her husband Alexander, 29, a farmer, and was recorded in the census as Louisa Syres, aged 26 and born in New York. Living with them were their children, Willard, 8, William, 6, George, 5, Wilber, 3, and Wesley, aged one.7
     In 1860 she was living in Jamestown, Ottawa County, MichiganG, in the household of her husband Alexander, 40, a farmer, and was recorded as Louisa Sayers, aged 38. Living with them were their children, Willard, 18, William, 16, Wallace (assumed to be the same as George), 14, Wilber, 12, John W (assumed to be the same as Wesley), 10, Walter, 9, Emily, 6, Margret, 4, and Winfield, aged one.8
     In 1870 she was living in Jamestown, Ottawa County, MichiganG, in the household of her husband Alexander, 49, a farmer, and was recorded as Louisa Syers, aged 47. Living with them were their children, John W, 2[0] (the age is obscured), Walter, 18, Emma, 16, Margaret, 14, Scott (assumed to be Winfield), 12, Wheeler, 9, Warren, 7, and Grant, aged one. Alexander and Louise's son Willard and his family were living next door.9
     In 1880 she was living in Holton, Muskegon County, MichiganG, in the household of her husband Alexander (listed as David A), 54 (actually 59), a farmer, and was recorded as Louisa E Sayers, aged 51 (actually 57). Living with them were their children, Scot W, 21, Grant, 10, and Wilber (presumably Warren), aged 18. Alexander and Louise's sons, Willard and Walter and their families were living in neighboring properties.10
     In 1900 she was living in Holton, Muskegon County, MichiganG, and was recorded as Louisa Syers, a widow, aged 72 (actually 77.)11
Louisa Sackett's ancestry
Louisa's parents have not yet been identified.
     Census records all give Louisa's place of birth as New York State, and her parents are also stated to have been born there. Her death certificate states her place of birth and that of her father as Pennsylvania—although the informant woud appear not to have been a family member.
     References to her maiden name Sackett are found on her death certificate, where her father's name is given as Sackett, and in the marriage records of her sons, Willard in 1890 and Grant in 1896, where she is referred to as Louisa Sackett. A contributor to Find A Grave has her as Laura Louisa.

Children of Louisa Sackett and David Alexander Syers

Sackett Family Association descendants
Michael Clark.
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 Notes & Citations

  1. 1850 census has b. NY; death certificate has b. PA.
  2. "Michigan Death Certificates 1867–1909", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Syers, Louisa, d. Holton, Muskegon County, MI, 17 Oct 1904, b. PA, 26 Dec 1822, age 82, widowed, m. at 19, 14 ch, 9 living, father Sackett b. PA, mother unknown, cause accident, fell on sidewalk and fractured left hip joint, bur. Oakwood, 20 Oct 1904."
  3. Death record.
  4. Married probably in PA; first son b. PA c1842, second b. OH c1844.
  5. Website Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com).
  6. "Michigan Death Certificates 1867–1909", digital image, Ancestry.com, "Syers, Alexander, d. Holton, Muskegon County, MI, 13 Nov 1897, 78-3-19, married, m. at 22, 14 ch, 9 living, father not known b. PA, mother not known b. NY, cause Brights disease of kidney, bur. Oakwood, Holton, 16 Nov 1897."
  7. 1850 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M432_697; Page: 368A; Image: 70
    Clarksfield, Huron County, Ohio, 3 Aug 1850
    Syres, Alexander, 29, farmer, b. PA
    Syres, Louisa, 26, b. NY
    Syres, Williard, 8, b. PA
    Syres, William, 6, b. OH
    Syres, George, 5, b. OH
    Syres, Wilbor, 3, b. OH
    Syres, Wesley, 1, b. OH
    Barnes, Sally, 26, b. NY.
  8. 1860 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M653_557; Page: 210; Family History Library Film: 803557
    Jamestown, Ottawa County, Michigan
    Sayers, Alexander, 40, farmer, real estate $300, personal estate $150, b. PA
    Sayers, Louisa, 38, b. NY
    Sayers, Willard, 18, day laborer, b. PA
    Sayers, William, 16, day laborer, b. OH
    Sayers, Wallace, 14, b. OH
    Sayers, Wilber, 12, b. OH
    Sayers, John W, 10, b. OH
    Sayers, Walter, 9, b. WI
    Sayers, Emily, 6, b. OH
    Sayers, Margret, 4, b. MI
    Sayers, Winfield, 1, b. MI.
  9. 1870 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: M593_697; Page: 181A; Image: 46658; Family History Library Film: 552196
    Jamestown, Ottawa County, Michigan, 3 Jun 1870
    [Next door to Willard Syers]
    Syers, Alexander, 49, farmer, real estate $1,800, personal estate $400, b. PA
    Syers, Louisa, 47, keeping house, b. NY
    Syers, John W, 2[0], works on farm, b. OH
    Syers, Walter, 18, works on farm, b. WI
    Syers, Emma, 16, b. OH
    Syers, Margaret, 14, b. MI
    Syers, [Jeoff?], 12, b. MI
    Syers, Wheeler, 9, b. MI
    Syers, Warren, 7, b. MI
    Syers, Grant, 1, b. MI.
  10. 1880 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 597; Family History Film: 1254597; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 183; Image: 0328
    Holton, Muskegon County, Michigan, 5/7 Jun 1880
    Sayers, David A, 54, head, farmer, b. PA, father b. MD, mother b. Scotland
    Sayers, Louisa E, 51, wife, keeping house, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY
    Sayers, Scot W, 21, son, works on farm, b. MI, father b. PA, mother b. NY
    Sayers, Grant, 10, son, at school, b. MI, father b. PA, mother b. NY
    Sayers, Wilber, 18, son, works on farm, b. MI, father b. PA, mother b. NY.
  11. 1900 US census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, Roll: 734; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0063; FHL microfilm: 1240734
    Holton, Muskegon County, Michigan, 6 Jun 1900
    Syers, Louisa, head, b. Dec 1827, 72, wid, 14 ch, 8 living, b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY, home rented.
Last Edited17 May 2017