THE ARCULARIUS FAMILIES
My branch of this family originated in Marburg, Hesse, Germany.  Three brothers from this family emigrated to North America on the British ship "Dolphin," landing in New York City in May 1773.  These Arculariuses settled in New York City, where the family became so prominent that a street was named after them (it no longer exists).  From New York City my ancestors emigrated to Rock Island County, Illinois, where they farmed and prospered.

    The word "Arcularius" is Latin for "puts forth little boxes."  There are several fungi and marine snails with "arcularius" in their names, most notably nassarius arcularius arcularius, a shell discovered and cataloged by the typologist Linnaeus in Madagascar in 1758.

    There are still Arcularius families (mostly descendants of Edward Frederick Arcularius, who married three times) living in Rock Island County, IL.  A group of Arcularius families lives in the Mammoth Lakes, California, area. In the same area is the Arcularius Ranch (photograph) is a famous fly-fishing resort (no web page, but the address is Route 1, Box 230, Mammoth Lakes, CA  93546).

    My direct Arcularius ancestors are listed in green.  Sources are indicated in parentheses.

GENERATION 1

     1. Heinrich ARCULARIUS, born ca 1645 at Marburg, DEU (Kriegsman db); died ca 1708 (Kriegsman db). Heinrich ARCULARIUS married Anna Margarethe DAUBER 4 Sep1671 at Marburg, Hesse, DEU (Kriegsman db); born ca 1649 (Kriegsman db); died 19 Oct 1693 (Kriegsman db).  They had the following children:

    + 2 i Johann George ARCULARIUS.
    3 ii Ottilia ARCULARIUS, born ca 1671 (Kriegsman db);died bef 1 Mar 1795 (Kriegsman db).
    4 iii Anna Maria Margarethe ARCULARIUS, born ca 1673(Kriegsman db).
    5 iv Christina ARCULARIUS, born ca 1675 (Kriegsman db).
    6 v Anna Elisabeth ARCULARIUS, born ca 1677 (Kriegsman db).
    7 vi Johann Jacob ARCULARIUS, born ca 1679 (Kriegsman db).
    8 vii `Hermann ARCULARIUS, born ca 1683 (Kriegsman db).
    9 viii Johann Jost. ARCULARIUS, born ca 1685 (Kriegsman db).
    10 ix Johann Georg ARCULARIUS, born ca 1687 (Kriegsman db).
    11 x Maria Hedwig ARCULARIUS, born ca 1689 (Kriegsman db).

GENERATION 2

    2. Johann George ARCULARIUS, born ca 1681 at Marburg, DEU (Bill Jacobs data).  Johann George ARCULARIUS married Anna Kunigunde MATTHAEI 1 Nov 1703 at Marburg, Hesse, DEU (Kriegsman db); born ca 1681(Kriegsman db); died 12 May 1769 (Kriegsman db). They had the following children:

    + 12 i Johann Peter ARCULARIUS.
    13 ii Anna Marie ARCULARIUS, born ca 1711 (Kriegsman db); died 26 Aug 1792 (Kriegsman db).
    14 iii Johann Ludwig ARCULARIUS, born ca 1713 (Kriegsman db).
    15 iv Jeremias ARCULARIUS, born ca 1715 (Kriegsman db).
    16 v Marie Elisabeth ARCULARIUS, born ca 1719 (Kriegsman db).
    17 vi Johann Henrich ARCULARIUS, born ca 1721 (Kriegsman db).
    18 vii Elisabeth Kunigunde ARCULARIUS, born ca 1723 (Kriegsman db); died 25 Jan 1803 (Kriegsman db).
    19 viii Anna Catharina ARCULARIUS, born ca 1725 (Kriegsman db).

Johann George ARCULARIUS married Margarethe SCHEDLA 1765 (Kriegsman db); born 11 Apr 1728 (Kriegsman db).

GENERATION 3

    12. Johann Peter ARCULARIUS, born ca 1717 at Giedersbach, Erbach, DEU (Bill Jacobs data; Kriegsman db); died 30 Dec 1768 (Kriegsman db). Johann Peter ARCULARIUS married Friederica KOERNER 6 May 1742 at Giedersbach, Erbach, DEU (Kriegsman db); born ca 1717 at Giedersbach, Erbach, DEU (Kriegsman db); died 27 Apr 1760 (Kriegsman db). They had the following children:

    + 20 i Johann Heinrich (Henry) ARCULARIUS.
    21 ii Agnes Maria ARCULARIUS, born ca 1742 (Kriegsman db).
    + 22 iii Philip Jacob ARCULARIUS.
    23 iv Marie Elisabeth ARCULARIUS, born ca 1748 (Kriegsman db); died 3 May 1793 (Kriegsman db).
    24 v Johann Brukhard ARCULARIUS, born ca 1750 (Kriegsman db).

    Johann Peter ARCULARIUS married a second wife, Hepzibah WARD, aft 10 Sep 1821 (Kriegsman db); died bef 10 Jan 1843 (Kriegsman db); buried 6 Dec 1845 (reinter) at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY (Kriegsman db).

GENERATION 4

    20. Johann Heinrich (Henry) ARCULARIUS (master baker), born at Marburg, DEU (Bill Jacobs data says birth/christening dates are the same); christened 10 Dec 1744 at Marburg, DEU (Keeling fgs); died ca 1795 at New York, NY (Kriegsman db).  A collection of 30,000 names of German immigrants in Pennsylvania
from 1727 to 1776, a book republished in 1975 by Genealogical  Publishing Company of Baltimore, contains a ship manifest that lists Johann Heinrich and his brother Philip Jacob as passengers. The ship was Brigantine Dolphin, from London, Arthur Hill commanding. It arrived May 31, 1773. It is suggested that their brother Johann George also came, but was not listed because he was still a child.(Keeling fgs.)

    Johann Heinrich (Henry) ARCULARIUS married Anna Christina MATTHAEI (the daughter of Johann Heinrich MATTHAEI and Anna Margarethe MULLER) 11 Aug 1763 at Marburg, Hesse, DEU (Kriegsman db); christened 7 May 1744 at Germany (Keeling fgs). They had the following children:

    + 25 i Frederick M. ARCULARIUS.
    + 26 ii Anna Margarethe ARCULARIUS.
    + 27 iii Agnesa Maria ARCULARIUS.
    28 iv Margarethe Elisabeth ARCULARIUS, born 18 May 1770(Keeling fgs).
    + 29 v Elisabeth ARCULARIUS.
    + 30 vi Anna Christina ARCULARIUS.
    31 vii Justina ARCULARIUS, christened 20 Oct 1783 at Lutheran Church, NY (Kriegsman db).
    + 32 viii Jacob ARCULARIUS.
    + 33 ix Henry ARCULARIUS, Gen..
    22. Philip Jacob ARCULARIUS, born ca 1746 or 1746 at Marburg,
Hesse, DEU (Kriegsman db); died 8 Mar 1825 (Kriegsman db); buried 6 Dec 1845 (reinter) at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY (Kriegsman db).

    Philip Jacob ARCULARIUS married Elisabeth GRIM 30 Apr 1775 at Christ Lutheran Church, Manhattan, NY (Kriegsman db); born ca 1750 (Kriegsman db); died 10 Sept 1821 (Kriegsman db); buried 6 Dec 1845 (reinterred) at Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY (Kriegsman db).

GENERATION 5

    25. Frederick M. ARCULARIUS, born Nov 1777 at New York, NY (Bill Jacobs); died 27 Nov 1840 at Whitestone, NY (could also be 27 Nov 1849 (Keeling fgs); buried at Flushing Cemetery. Was Jacob Arcularius, also born 1777, his twin?

    Frederick M. ARCULARIUS married Mahetable (in other records, spelled various "Mehitabel" and "Mehetable")  HEUSTIS (the daughter of James HEUSTIS and Wife of James HEUSTIS) ca 1800 at New York, NY (Hawkins fgs); born Oct 1780 at Westchester, NY (Keeling fgs; confirmed by 1810 Census, Albany NY); died 8 Nov 1860 at Whitestone, Queens Co, NY (cemetery records - Flushing,
NY); buried at Flushing, Queens Co, NY.  They had the following children:

    + 34 i Edward Frederick ARCULARIUS.
    + 35 ii Caroline ARCULARIUS.
    36 iii Phebe ARCULARIUS, born 27 Dec 1806 at New York, NY (listed as between 5-10 years old in 1810 Census - Albany NY).
    37 iv Clarissa ARCULARIUS, born 20 Apr 1808 at New York, NY (Hawkins fgs).
    38 v Louisa ARCULARIUS, born 23 Feb 1810 at Albany, NY (Hawkins fgs).
    39 vi Sarah Jane ARCULARIUS, born 10 Jan 1813 at Albany, NY (Hawkins fgs).
    + 40 vii Maria ARCULARIUS.
    41 viii Hettie ARCULARIUS, born 25 Apr 1818 at Albany, NY (Hawkins fgs).
    + 42 ix Rosina ARCULARIUS.
    43 x George W. ARCULARIUS, born 25 Apr 1822 at Albany, NY (Hawkins fgs).
    44 xi Benjamin Franklin ARCULARIUS, born 7 Nov 1824 at Albany, NY (Hawkins fgs); died 18 Jun 1901 at Flushing, Queens Co, NY (Hawkins fgs); buried at
Flushing Cemetery (Hawkins fgs).
    45 xii Henry ARCULARIUS, born 22 Sept 1802 at New York, NY (Hawkins fgs).

    Frederick M. ARCULARIUS married a second wife (names unknown), but born, as I can tell from Census records, between 1790 and 1800. They had the following children:

    46 i 2 Male Children ARCULARIUS, born before 1840 (from 1810 Census, Albany Co NY).
    + 47 ii 4 Female Children ARCULARIUS.
 
    26. Anna Margarethe ARCULARIUS, born 11 May 1764 at Germany (Keeling fgs; Kriegsman db); died 26 May 1846 at New York, NY (Kriegsman db).  Anna Margarethe ARCULARIUS married John Jacob RIELL 1779 at New York, NY (Kriegsman db); died 1798 (Kriegsman db).  Anna Margarethe ARCULARIUS married (name unknown) GREIDER 1798 (Kriegsman db).

    27. Agnesa Maria ARCULARIUS, born 12 Jun 1767 at Marburg, Hesse, DEU (Keeling fgs). Agnesa Maria ARCULARIUS married Frederick SHONNARD bef 1
Mar 1792 (Kriegsman db); died ca 1844 (Kriegsman db).

    29. Elisabeth ARCULARIUS, born ca 1772 (Kriegsman db). Elisabeth ARCULARIUS married (name unknown) MURDOCK aft 1 Mar 1792 (Kriegsman db).

    30. Anna Christina ARCULARIUS, born ca 1779 (Kriegsman db). Anna Christina ARCULARIUS married SCHULTZ aft 1 Mar 1792.

    32. Jacob ARCULARIUS, born 1777 at New York, NY (Kriegsman db); christened 28 Dec 1777 at Lutheran Church, NY (Kriegsman db); died bef 1 Mar 1792 (Kriegsman db).

    33. Henry ARCULARIUS, Gen., christened 23 Sep 1781 at Lutheran Church, NY, NY. Henry ARCULARIUS, Gen. married Charlotte STORM 11 Dec 1811 (Kriegsman db).

GENERATION 6

    34. Edward Frederick ARCULARIUS (farmer/currier), born 15 Feb 1803 at New York, NY; died 6 Oct 1867 at Hampton, Rock Island Co (Could also be 22 Oct 1887 (Keeling fgs). Emigrated to Rock Island Co, IL, in 1834, after spending six years in Pike Co, IL (Biographical Directory of Rock Island County, 438). Owned 180 acres of land in Hampton Twp. The 1850 Census has Rebecca's mother, Lucy Caldwell, age 66, living with the family, which at that tie included George, Mary, Lucius, Lucy, Henry, and Edward (Franque data). In 1842-3, Edward Frederick Arcularius and his wife are listed as having been co-founders, with Rev. G. G. Worthington, of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Hampton. At that time the membership comprised only eleven people.

    Edward Frederick ARCULARIUS married his first wife, Margaret MC MURPHY (the daughter of George MC MURPHY and wife of George MC MURPHY) 1830
(Biographical Dictionary of Rock Island Co 438); born c. 1810; died Oct 1844 at Hampton, Rock Island Co, IL. They had the following children:

    + 48 i Lucy Ann ARCULARIUS.
    + 49 ii Henry ARCULARIUS.
    + 50 iii Lucius ARCULARIUS.
      51 iv George F. ARCULARIUS, born 1837 (1850 Census - Hampton Twp).

    Edward Frederick ARCULARIUS married a second wife, Rebecca CALDWELL born 1813 at New York (1850 Census, Hampton Twp); died 1852 at Hampton, Rock Island Co, IL (Biographical Dictionary of Rock Island Co, p. 438).  There were apparently no children from this marriage.

    Edward Frederick ARCULARIUS married a third wife, Emilie Maria AXELSON 11 Jul 1853 at Hampton, Rock Island Co, IL (Biographical Dictionary of Rock Island Co, 438); born 1825 at Sweden (date and place from 1860 Census, Rock Is Co IL); died ca 1923 (family records - O'Reilly). They had the following children:

    + 52 i Margaret L. ARCULARIUS.
    53 ii Martin Luther ARCULARIUS.
    + 54 iii Hettie A. ARCULARIUS.
    + 55 iv Ellen M. ARCULARIUS.
    + 56 v Theresa Eudora ARCULARIUS.

    35. Caroline ARCULARIUS, born 2 Feb 1805 at Albany Co, NY (listed as 5-10 in 1810 Census - Albany NY); died 3 Mar 1899 at Hampton, Rock Island Co, IL (Hawkins fgs). Caroline ARCULARIUS married John HALL.

    40. Maria ARCULARIUS, born 21 Aug 1815 at Albany, NY (Hawkins fgs); died 13 Dec 1894 at Flushing, Queens Co, NY (Hawkins fgs); buried at Flushing Cemetery. Appears to have married one of her cousins (her maternal uncle's
child?).  Maria ARCULARIUS married Stephen HEUSTIS.

    42. Rosina ARCULARIUS, born 6 Mar 1821 at Albany, NY (Hawkins fgs); died 15 Aug 1855 at Hampton, Rock Island Co, IL (Hawkins fgs). Rosina ARCULARIUS married Joseph ALBRECHT 9 Mar 1844 at New York, NY (Hawkins fgs).

    47. 4 Female Children ARCULARIUS, born before 1835. The 1810 Census in Albany Co, NY, lists here being 1 girl under 5, two girls between 5 and 10, and one girl between 10 and 15.

GENERATION 7

    48. Lucy Ann ARCULARIUS, born 3 Feb 1840 at Moline, Rock Is Co, IL; died 21 May 1913; buried Aurora, IL at Spring Lake Cemetery.  Lucy Ann ARCULARIUS married Robert Peter LA MORE (farmer/carpenter), (the son of Peter LA MORE or /LA MARE/ and Catherine) 8 June 1858 at Hampton, Rock Island Co (married in Rock Is Co by a Rev. Flowers); born 18 Jun 1834 at Chittenden Co, VT; died 31 Jul 1893; buried Aurora, IL at Spring Lake Cemetery. They had the following children:

    + 57 i Edward Frederick LA MORE.
    + 58 ii Lucy Jane LA MORE.
    + 59 iii Emma Lillian LA MORE.
    + 60 iv Maria Louise LA MORE.
    61 v Robert Henry LA MORE, born 8 Mar 1866; died 9 Dec 1875.
    + 62 vi Mary Luetta LA MORE.
    63 vii Alice Lunette LA MORE, born 23 Mar 1871; died 4 Jan 1872.
    + 64 viii Harriet LA MORE.
    + 65 ix Ethel Almira LA MORE.

    49. Henry ARCULARIUS, born 1842 at Illinois (1850 Census, Hampton Twp); died c. 1865. Civil war records indicate that a Henry Arcularius of New York was
killed at the Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia. Since family legend has it that he died at the battle of Chickamauga - but no record exists of his participation in this battle - perhaps the Spotsylvania record is correct. Henry Arcularius's parents, who
lived in Brooklyn, NY, were originally from Germany.

    50. Lucius ARCULARIUS, born 1838 (1850 Census - Hampton Twp). Family legend says that Lucius went out to California for the Gold Rush in the late 1840s, wrote home saying that he had found gold, and was never heard from again.
However, since he was born in 1838 according to the 1850 Census (living in Hampton CO), it's unlikely. Or he'd have to have gone around the mid-1850s, pretty late in the game.

    52. Margaret L. ARCULARIUS. Margaret L. ARCULARIUS married Cassius C. COX 13 Oct 1880 at Rock Island Co, IL (Rock Island Co marriage records).

    54. Hettie A. ARCULARIUS, born 1856 at Rock Island Co, IL. Hettie A. ARCULARIUS married Jason J. COX 11 Jun 1879 at Rock Island Co, IL (marriage records of Rock Island Co).

    55. Ellen M. ARCULARIUS, born 1857 at Rock Island Co, IL. Ellen M. ARCULARIUS married Ernest A. RATHBUN 2 Nov 1880 at Rock Island Co, IL (marriage records of Rock Island Co).

    56. Theresa Eudora ARCULARIUS, born 23 Nov 1862 at Rock Island Co, IL. Theresa Eudora ARCULARIUS married Adelbert ADAMS 13 Oct 1880 at Rock Island Co, IL (Rock Island Co marriage records).

GENERATION 8

    57. Edward Frederick LA MORE (farmer), born 4 Aug 1865 at Moline, Rock Is Co, IL; died 4 Apr 1932 at Reedley, Kings Co, CA; buried Reedley Cemetery.
Died of apoplexy (stroke). Edward Frederick LA MORE married Nellie Bly KOLB (the daughter of Jasper T. KOLB and Maria KNIGHT) 6 Jan 1912 at Hanford, CA (Kolb family bible); born 16 Aug 1874 at Lafayette, IN; died 4 Aug 1946; buried in Reedley Cemetery.
    Fred, as he was known, emigrated from Illinois to California around 1910.  The other members of his family remained in Illinois.  In the Reedley/Dinuba area of California's Central Valley (near Fresno), he bought a farm and began a new family.  Both Fred and his bride Nellie married relatively late in life.  She had been living with her parents, Jasper and Maria Kolb, and working as a practical nurse.  They began to farm in Reedley, California.  They built a craftsman-style house that still stands on the property, which is now planted with fruit trees, at 5351 Avenue 424.  Their children were raised in this house and Nellie continued to live there and manage the farm after Fred's death.  She made a good profit during the Depression, managing the farm efficiently and well.  Her brothers and parents farmed nearby.  Nellie died of cancer in 1943, nursed by her daughter Hazel, whose husband was away at the front.

    They had the following children:

    + 66 i Helen Grace LA MORE.
    + 67 ii Hazel June LA MORE.

    58. Lucy Jane LA MORE, born 12 Jul 1859 (L family bible); died 27 Jan 1945 (L family bible). Lucy Jane LA MORE married William S. MILLER 8 Jun 1858. They had the following children:

    68 i Corinne MILLER.
    + 69 ii Llewellyn MILLER.

    59. Emma Lillian LA MORE, born 29 Jan 1861 (also listed as Lillian Emma); died 31 Dec 1894. Emma Lillian LA MORE married John VINCENT 25 Dec 1882
(handwritten document re marriages of RPL children); born 2 Apr 1840; died c. 1927.
They had the following children:

    70 i Charles VINCENT.
    + 71 ii Bessie Louise VINCENT.
    + 72 iii Emma VINCENT.
    73 iv Pauline VINCENT, died c. 1972.

    60. Maria Louise LA MORE, born 14 May 1862 (also listed as Louise Maria La More); died c. 1950.  Maria Louise LA MORE married Robert S. MC CONNELL 18 Aug 1886. They had the following children:

    74 i Cyril MC CONNELL.
    + 75 ii Elsie MC CONNELL.
    + 76 iii Earl MC CONNELL.

62. Mary Luetta LA MORE, born 29 Sep 1869; died 12 Mar 1929. Mary Luetta LA MORE married William S. BAKER 10 Aug 1888. They had the following children:

    + 77 i Rose BAKER.
    + 78 ii Glen H. BAKER.

64. Harriet LA MORE, born 7 Apr 1873 at Iowa Falls, IA; died 19 Dec 1964 at Whittier, CA. Harriet LA MORE married Edwin E. TALLEY 7 Oct 1897; born ? Jul 1860 at Ohio; died Mar 1932; buried Cedar Rapids, IA. They had the following children:

    + 79 i Naomi TALLEY.
    + 80 ii Lillian Corinne TALLEY.
    + 81 iii Robert Edwin TALLEY.
    + 82 iv Wilbur Allen TALLEY.
    + 83 v Lucy Alice TALLEY.
    + 84 vi John La More TALLEY.

    65. Ethel Almira LA MORE, born 29 Aug 1877; died 19 Jan 1965. Ethel Almira LA MORE married Walter P. HUBBELL 12 Sep 1908; died c. 1935.


I have omitted information that might compromise the privacy of living family members.  If you have queries, corrections, or suggestions, please e-mail me at  ljadwin@sjfc.edu.

 
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