William Herzkey Tombow
William Herzkey Tombow
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Ann Tombow

Female Abt 1851 - Abt 1865  (~ 14 years)


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  • Name Ann Tombow 
    Born Abt 1851  E. Lampeter, Lancaster County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Abt 1865  Whiteside County,IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I04332  Tombeau Family Tree
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2007 

    Father William Herzkey Tombow,   b. 6 Jul 1813, Lampeter, Lancaster Co. PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1865, Sterling, Whiteside Co. IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Rohrer,   b. 13 Jul 1818, Lancaster Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1853, E. Lampeter, Lancaster Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married Abt 1838  Lancaster Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ann Tombow

      II-8: Ann Tombow was the eighth of the nine children of William Tombow, Jr., and Elizabeth Rohrer of E. Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, PA. Her paternal grandparents were William Tombos, an immigrant from the Netherlands, and Mary Herzkey who was of German descent.

      She is mentioned as the daughter of William Tombow, Jr., in several records: in her younger brother William's birth entry recorded in the Lancaster County 1852-55 Register of Births, Marriages, and Deaths; in the Letter of Administration for her father's estate in Whiteside County, IL, Circuit Court records; in the 1904 legal proceedings brought against the heirs of William Tombow in Whiteside County Circuit Court by David Kauffman in order to get clear title to William's land; and finally in the deposition by her sister, Lydia Tombow Fluck in the Civil War Pension Papers of their brother, Jacob Tombow AKA Jacob MIller.

      She is not mentioned in the 1850 Federal Census of Lancaster County, PA, in her parent's entry taken on 28 August 1850, suggesting that she was born after this date.

      Ann's mother died in early 1853, as William Tombow, Jr., sold his land in Lancaster County, E.Lampeter, without his wife's name on the Deed of Conveyance. Ann would have been only about 2 years old at that time. In about 1856 Ann's father, William Tombow, Jr., moved with his new wife, Fanny, to Whiteside County, IL.

      Ann's father, William, was not close to his children and he consistently farmed his children out to co-religionists in the Mennonite faith. In the 1860 Federal Census of Whiteside County, IL, we see her in the entry of a household other than her father's like all of her brothers and sisters.(Whiteside County, IL, 1860 Federal Census, Jordan Township, p. 112)

      Isaac B (?), age 58, farmer, real estate: $8,750; personal: $1,500, born in PA. Frances, age 60, born in PA George Delp, age 22, farm laborer, real estate: $200, born in PA Ann Tornbow, age 9, born in PA.

      Like all of her brothers and sister, her last name was new to the area and the census taker in nearly illegible writing twists her name to "Tornbow". Her age in the above entry would suggest a birth date in 1851.

      Little else is known about Ann. She is mentioned in the Letter of Administration filed in Whiteside Circuit Court after her father's death on 18 April 1865, so she is apparently still living on this date. She is not found in the Illinois State Census for Whiteside County, but she could be in neighboring Lee county or another county. Nor is she mentioned in the 1870 Federal Census for Whiteside County.

      We do know she died before 1904 as she is mentioned as deceased by that date having no husband or children, according to the Whiteside County Circuit Court records in the matter of David Kauffman against the heirs of William Tombow, Jr., to obtain clear title to William's land and home in Sterling (IL).

      Her burial site is unknown. If she died around the time of her father's death she may be buried in Science Ridge Cemetery in Sterling in an unmarked grave.

      Nothing further known about Ann Tombow except that her sister refers to her as "Annie" in her deposition in their brother Jacob Tombow's Civil War Pension papers.

      This line of the Tombow Family is extinct.

      Compiled and written by:

      Patrick L. Tombeau 9 May 1993