Third Generation


32. Francis Wilklow Francis H. Wilklow was born on 2 April 1815 in Orange Co., NY.9 Came to Mishawaka in 1837. Francis owned a livery in Mishawaka for many years. He died on 23 March 1878 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph Co., IN.9 He was buried on 26 March 1878 at Mishawaka City Cemetery in Mishawaka, IN.9

South Bend Tribune
25 March 1878
Death of Frank H. Wilklow

Frank H. Wilklow, of Mishawaka, died on Saturday night, after a lingering illness of several months, of consumption.. Mr. Wilklow has been engaged for many years in the livery business, in Mishawaka, and has been a resident in the place since its infancy - forty years or more. He leaves a large family. The funeral occurs at two o'clock to-morrow afternoon.

Mishawaka Enterprise
28 March 1878
Still Another Old Settler Gone - Death of Frank Wilklow

After a lingering illness of many months, death finally came to the release of Frank Wilklow, last Saturday night, at 11 o'clock. His death was not unexpected, but the news was nevertheless a shock to the city, for he was one of the earliest settlers of Mishawaka, and was well known through the entire county. Francis H. Wilklow was born in Orange county, N. Y., April 2d, 1815, being 62 years, 11 months and 21 days of age at the time of his death. He came to Mishawaka in 1837 - 41years ago, and had consequently been identified with the history of the town almost from its foundation. For the last score or more of years he had been proprietor of one of the livery stables here, and had accumulated a snug little property during his busy life. He leaves a wife, and several children by former marriages. The funeral services, which took place on Tuesday, Rev. C. P. Hendershot officiating, were attended by a large concourse of friends.

Francis married first, Harriet G. Martling who was born on 14 January 1823 in New York State.9,10 She died on 12 April 1853 aged 30y 2m 28d in Mishawaka, IN .9 She was buried at Mishawaka City Cemetery in Mishawaka, IN.9

Francis H. Wilklow and Harriet G. Martling had the following children:

+117i.Orlando Hurd Wilklow.
118ii.Lewis B. Wilklow was born about 1847 in Indiana. He died on 1 January 1885 in Wilmington, New Hanover Co., NC. He was buried at Mishawaka City Cemetery in Mishawaka, IN.9 He was a Private in in Co. H, 48th Indiana Infantry in the Civil War.

South Bend Weekly Tribune
10 Jan. 1885
Suicide of Former Mishawakian

The following item appeared in the associated press dispatches of the Chicago papers Friday, dated Wilmington, N.C., Jan 1: "A well dressed stranger was found dead with his throat cut to-day. A knife covered with blood was lying near him. On his person was a gold watch, $50, and a check-book on the South Bend, Ind., national bank, showing a deposit of $2,300 by F. W. Whitlow. He had a cork leg." Inquiry at the bank this afternoon by a Tribune reporter, revealed the fact that the one, undoubtedly referred to in the dispatch was Lute B. Wilklow, son of the late Frank Wilklow, of Mishawaka, as he was known to be on a journey in the south. He had been engaged for a number of years railroading in different parts of the country, and a year or so ago received injuries in an accident on a Texas railroad that caused him the loss of one of his lower limbs. He sued the railroad company and got damages amounting in the aggregate to $2,300 after paying his attorneys. He came here and deposited the money in the South Bend National bank. On the 9th of December he drew the balance remaining to his credit in the bank, about $400, and started south. He was somewhat given to dissipation which supposed to have led to his tragic death. He was half brother of John Wilklow, the well known liveryman of Mishawaka.

119iii.Mary Grace Wilklow was born on 8 April 1853 in Mishawaka, IN.9 She died on 10 April 1853 aged 2d in Mishawaka, IN.9 She was buried at Mishawaka City Cemetery in Mishawaka, IN.9

Francis H. married second on 14 July 1853, Amelia J. Martling.10 Amelia J. Martling was born on 8 March 183310 or about April 1833.9 She died on 1 May 1854 aged 21y 1m.9 Amelia was buried at Mishawaka City Cemetery in Mishawaka, IN.9

Barbara ZugThen Francis H. Wilklow and Barbara Zug were married on 24 August 1854 in S. Middleton, Cumberland Co., PA. Barbara Zug was born about September 1831 in Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA.9 They were divorced in February 1869. Barbara then married Charles F. Hoffman on 10 Oct. 1871 in Edwardsburg, Cass Co., MI. She then married Norman Strong on 9 July 1878 in Berrien Township, Berrian Co., MI. Finally she was married to Albert R. Leslie before 1880. She died on 21 May 18839 aged 51y 9m 12d. She was buried at Mishawaka City Cemetery in Mishawaka, IN.9

Francis H. Wilklow and Barbara Zug had the following sons:

+120i.John Z. Wilklow.
+121ii.Peter F. Wilklow.

Francis H. Wilklow was married a fourth time in September 1869 to Mary ----- She was born about 1827 in Indiana.

Census records (from Mishawaka, Ind.)
1850 F.H. 35, H.G. 27, Orlando 5, Lewis 3
1860 Francis H. 45, Barbara 27, Orlando 14, Lewis 13, John Z. 4
1870 (p. 409) Barbara 37, John 14, Peter 7
1870 Frank 55, Mary 43 (married Sept. 1869)
1880 Albert A. Leslie 48, Barbara Leslie 47, Peter 17
1880 (Emmet, Calhoun Co. MI) (p. 223C) George A. Cameron 32 MI, Nancy J. Cameron 32 MI, Lotty L. Cameron 10 MI, Angus C. Cameron 4 MI, Peter Wilklow 17 IN