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Johann Heinrich "Henry" Ault
Anna Maria Walther
Christian Glades Miller
Anna Maria Marsteller
Henry (Johann Heinrich) Ault
Maria (Mary) Miller

Christian Wilhelm "William" Ault


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Ann Gillam

Christian Wilhelm "William" Ault

  • Born: 23 Aug 1817, Spring Mills, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania
  • Christened: 21 Sep 1817, Penns Creek Lutheran Church, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania
  • Marriage: Ann Gillam on 22 Dec 1842 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois
  • Died: 4 Sep 1866, Rough and Ready, Nevada County, California at age 49
  • Buried: Rough and Ready Cemetery, Rough and Ready, Nevada County, California

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Baptismal Witnesses:, 21 Sep 1817, Penns Creek Lutheran Church, Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Sebastian and Anna Maria Mosser

Census, 1820, Pennsylvania, Centre County, Haines Township, Roll 98 Book 1, Page 304.

Census, 1830, Pennsylvania, Centre County, Gregg Township, Roll 165 Book 1, Page 360a.

Census, 1840, Pennsylvania, Centre County, Roll 451 Book 1, Page 115a, Gregg Township.

Census, 1850, Illinois, La Salle County, Salisbury Township, Roll 115 Book 1, Page 331b. Age 33 yrs., Restauranteer

Census, 1860, California, Nevada County, Rough and Ready Township, Image 22 of 44. Age 42 yrs., Bookkeeper

Biography: Portrait and biographical album of Stephenson County, Illinois, 1888. Mrs. Mary Louisa Sweeley, widow of Jacob Sweeley, and daughter of Henry and Mary M. (Kepthart) Ault, has been a resident of Winslow since the spring of 1871 where she owns and occupies a neat and well appointed residence, and surrounded by all the comforts of life, anticipates spending here the remainder of her days. The main points in the history of Mrs. S. are briefly given as follows: She was born in Centre County, Pa., on the 25th of August, 1837, and came with her parents to Illinois in 1841. Her father's family then included four children, and the journey was made overland by teams to Pittsburgh, after which they partially availed themselves of steamboats on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, by which means they reached Savanna, Ill., and thence came by team to a point near Freeport in this county. The now flourishing city of Freeport was then unpretentious hamlet of a few houses and two or three stores. Mr. Ault made a claim in what is now Oneco Township, and the family moved into a vacant log cabin to which the father afterward added a small slab shanty. He soon erected a frame house of native lumber, into which the family removed, and as soon as the land came into market he secured his title from the Government.

Mr. Ault was twice married, his first wife having been Miss Mary Miller, of Pennsylvania, who survived twenty years, and of which union there were five children, namely; David, Elizabeth, William, James and Charlotta, all of whom reside in Stephenson County.


Christian married Ann Gillam, daughter of James Harvey Gillam and Mary Whiteside, on 22 Dec 1842 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. (Ann Gillam was born in Feb 1828 in Madison County, Illinois, died on 15 Nov 1908 in Lake County, California and was buried in Kelseyville Cemetery. Kelseyville, Lake County, California.)

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