George Washington Sedwick

George Washington Sedwick
  [Washington Sedwick / Elizabeth Koener]
b. June 24 1836, Mercer County, Pennsylvania12
d. September 27, 1912, Highland Park, Lake, Illinois12,15
bu Viola, Mercer, Illinois, Viola Cemetery11b
m. 1861, New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, Caroline Reeble16

Caroline1 Reeble11b  [Daniel Reeble / Sarah Unknown]
  (AKA Clara R,1 Callie R,1 Rable1, Reable,15 Reebel16
b. August 29, 1837, Bavaria, Germany1,8,16
d. April 7, 1895 8,16
bu Viola, Mercer, Illinois, Viola Cemetery8
immigrated to Pennsylvania in 185016

Census records:

1850 PA Lawrence
1860 PA Lawrence
1870 IL Mercer
1880 IL Mercer
1900 IL Cook
Caroline's parents:
1860 PA Lawrence
1870 PA Lawrence
1880 PA Lawrence

There doesn't seem to be any way to know how Caroline's surname was actually spelled. Some of the variations seen so far are Rable, Reable, Reeble, Reebel, Rebell, Reeber and Ribal. Lyle D Sedwick says Reeble "... seems to be the spelling most used..."


Willis Daniel Sedwick1  (AKA Daniel Willis Sedwick)
  b. November 13, 1860, New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania11f
  d. October 6, 1935, Montrose, Lee, Iowa11f
  bu Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois11f
  m. December 5, 1883, Aledo, Mercer, Illinois, Betsy Armina Green11f,4 (vol 1 pg 76)
Harry L Sedwick1
  b. abt 1871, Illinois1
  d. aft 193518
Lilian R Sedwick1
  b. abt 1871, Illinois1

A son Samuel W Sedwick (clearly Samuel W) appears only in the 1870 census age 8. I believe this is Willis Daniel, AKA Daniel Willis Sedwick, but misspelled to become Samuel. Who knows?


1. Census records, any of those indicated.

4. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763 - 1900
online at
This record:
Sedwick, Willis DTonkinson, Mina Green (Mrs)Mercer12/05/1883001/0076004873.5

8. Mercer County, Illinois Cemetery Records
William Dennison Chapter, NSDAR, Aledo, Illinois, 8 volumes
available on LDS Microfilm 0848589 for Volume I and 0848590 for volumes II through VIII available online at US GenWeb, Illinois, Mercer

11. Personal knowledge of family members
a. Effie "Pat" (Sedwick) Longerbone, daughter of George Washington Sedwick
b. Lyle D Sedwick, descendant of Dan W Sedwick

12. Family Bible of Washington Sedwick, transcribed by Lyle D Sedwick.
Bible was in posession of Roberta Sedgwick, Edinburg, Lawrence, Pennsylvania.
She has since passed away; current location of Bible unknown.

15. Obituary of George Washington Sedwick
copy sent by Lyle D Sedwick

16. Obituary of Caroline (Reeble) Sedwick
copy sent by Lyle D Sedwick

18. Obituary of Willis Daniel Sedgwick
said to be from a Lee County, Iowa, newspaper
scan sent by Catherine Kimmell, related to his wife Betsy Green

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