|Descendants of HermanWilliam De Ville|
Generation No. 1
1. HERMAN WILLIAM3 DE VILLE (WILLIAM HERMAN2, LOUIS CHARLES1) was born 1789 in Paris, France, and died March13, 1842 in Sunbury, Northumberland Co, PA. He married MATILDA REGUIA STREINOctober 26, 1828, daughter of JOHN STREIN and MARIAHORN.
Notes for HERMANWILLIAM DE VILLE:
FHC FICHE # 6019365 BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF LANCASTER PEOPLE PAGE 458 7-7-95
Herman Wm. VILLEE
Father was a govenor of Paris. Original surname was De Ville changed by court order byHerman to Villee.
Herman was a grad of military school, and became a prominet attorney in Fance. Hejoined the army in 1805, was at Battle of Austerlitz (one of Napoleon's Victories inAustria ), also at the burning of Moscow. Solid silver spurs worn by Herman at Battle ofWaterloo and his sword ( which at the writing of the book were in the possession ofAldophus) are allegedly in the Smithsonian Institute.
After Napoleon was exiled to Elba (in 1814), Herman took oath of allegiance to Louis18th of France. Following his escape from Elba and second rule in France, Napoleon wascaptured and taken as a prisoner of war by Britan. He was exiled to the barren island ofSt. Helena, off the West Coast of Africa. After Napoleon was sent to St. Helena, Villeewas forced to leave France(I would guess he had repledged allegiance to Napoleon- becauseWm was at Waterloo which was fought after his second rule). Herman William lived in othercountries before he came to the US. He arrived in Philadelphia, then Lancaster. He had$35,ooo which he brought from France. He bought a book store, and also had a printingcompany, which published many books( one book, a song book, is owned by the LancasterCounty Historical Society). He also published a German monthly paper in Lancaster, TheLancaster Adler. He was a personal friend of Pres. James Buchanan. He spoke French,German, Italian and Spanish. Belonged to German Reformed Church. Wm died and was buried indavid's Churchyard, Jackson Township,Northumberland County, PA, but was reinterred inWoodward Hill Cemetary, Lancaster PA in 1870.
Aldolphus served during the first year of Civil War as a wagon master of a train underGeneral Hanks, the Shanadoah Valley until 1862. Thinking the war was over, he went home.In 1863 he volunteered in the 50th PA infantry company I. After Battle of Gettysburg, hedid guard duty 10 weeks. He had 11 children, 8 who grew to adulthood. Aldophus wassuperintendent of The Conestoga Cotton Mills for 50 years.
The Villee family Bible is now in the possession of the Lancaster County HistoricalSociety.
Standard of Libery is the name of an English speaking newspaper from Lancaster that hisis reported to have published. He was listed in a book at DPL as having died in"MOCONOY" PA.
Notes for MATILDAREGUIA STREIN:
Matilda "Streyn's" marriage is listed in the book, Pennsylvania GermanMarriages (FHL) p26. Her marriage to Herman Villee took place in Lancaster City at theReither's Reformed Church on Oct 26, 1828.
Children of HERMANDE VILLE and MATILDA STREIN are:
2. i. ADOLPHUS STREIN4 VILLEE, b. May 24, 1832, Lancaster, Pa; d. March 9, 1914, Lancaster, Pa.
ii. SARAH STREIN VILLEE, m. SAMEUL GREINER.
iii. MARY B. STREIN VILLEE, m. GEORGE W BROWN.
iv. HERMAN WM VILLEE JR, b. April 9, 1839, Sunbury, Northumberland Co, PA.
v. JOHN HENRY VILLEE.
vi. EMMA VILLEE.
Generation No. 2
2. ADOLPHUS STREIN4 VILLEE (HERMAN WILLIAM3 DE VILLE, WILLIAM HERMAN2, LOUIS CHARLES1) was born May 24, 1832 in Lancaster, Pa, anddied March 9, 1914 in Lancaster, Pa. He married JULIA ANNA HAMMONDApril 11, 1852 in York, Pa, daughter of GEORGE HAMMOND and JULIADUVAL.
Notes for ADOLPHUSSTREIN VILLEE:
Worked at cotton mill as assistant foreman . Died of chronic hepititus. Buried atWoodword Hill Cemetary, Lancaster. See death certificate.
ASV served in 50th PA Infantry, Company I.
Children of ADOLPHUS VILLEE and JULIA HAMMOND are:
i. EMMA HARRIET5 VILLEE, b. November 21, 1868, Lancaster, PA; d. March 15, 1956, Toledo, Lucas Co, Ohio; m. JOHN HENRY REUTER JR, November 3, 1897, Lancaster, PA.
Notes for EMMA HARRIET VILLEE:
Recieved Emma's Death Notice 5-12-95. Her occupation was housewife. Her address was 1316 Palmwood Ave, Toledo, Ohio. She died from arteriasclerosis. She is buried in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. The Walker- Wenner Funeral Home handled the arraingements. Her mother's maiden name is listed as JULIAN THOMAS. She was 87 years old when she passed away.
Page from family Bible ( sent by Kent Sheets 9-30-95)
"John H Reuter, Jr. of Lexington, Ky and Emma Harriet Villee of Lancaster, PA united in marriage Nov. 3, 1897 at 12 o'clock noon, at home #148 S Prince St., Lancaster, Pa by Rev. P Geo. Seiger, of Emannuel Luthern Church.
Notes for JOHN HENRY REUTER JR:
John was a mail carrier. He resided at 1316 Palmwood Ave, Toledo, Ohio. Dad's family lived with John and Emma (Hattie) for most several years.
John died of a cerebral hemorrage. He also suffered from hypertension.
He was very active in his church. See copy of his eulogy, which was obtained from a scrapbook at the Toledo Library (you never know where you might find something useful!).
ii. JULIA A M VILLEE, b. September 13, 1854; d. August 15, 1895; m. JOHN J HUTCHINSON, January 11, 1884.
iii. HERMAN WM VILLEE , JR, b. June 13, 1853; d. September 25, 1914, Pittsburg,PA buried in Pittsburg Cemetery; m. KATE BAUMAN, June 1873.
iv. GEORGE EDWIN VILLEE, b. November 23, 1857; d. May 3, 1861.
v. HENRY LOCHER VILLEE, b. October 5, 1860; d. June 10, 1893, Congers, New York; m. GRACE D HAYDEN, September 29, 1884.
vi. MARY ELIZABETH VILLEE, b. May 6, 1863; d. December 31, 1942; m. (1) HARRY C SIMONDS; m. (2) WILLIAM A. TOBIAS, May 13, 1892.
vii. JOHN WALTER VILLEE, b. May 17, 1875; d. August 25, 1946; m. (1) BARBARA ROSE KOCH, January 26, 1904; m. (2) NORA SEIGEL, June 14, 1916.
viii. BERTHA VILLEE, b. July 25, 1871; d. April 1955; m. JOHN A SPRENGER, February 8, 1893.
ix. CHARLES ALDOLPHUS DANNER VILLEE, b. March 28, 1856, Lancaster, PA; d. April 2, 1947, Lancaster, PA; m. MAGGIE E FORTNEY, November 14, 1877.
x. EDGAR LINCOLN VILLEE, b. May 18, 1865; d. February 7, 1870.
xi. SARAH KATIE VILLEE, b. June 5, 1867; d. November 10, 1873.