Eliza Maria Webb

Full name : Eliza Maria Webb
Alternate spellings, aliases : Elizabeth; Eliza M. Van Syckle, Eliza M. Lantz, Eliza M. Tyson

Parents :
Father : Oliver Webb
Mother : Louisa Ellis
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Date of Birth : 17 October 1833
Place of Birth : Webb Settlement, Ridgefield Township, Huron County, Ohio

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Gender : Female
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Spouse1 : 
Name : George W. Van Syckle
Date of Marriage : 5 October 1859
Place of Marriage : Cold Water, Michigan
Died : 17 May 1862, Hamburg Landing, Tennessee 
notes : George W. Van Syckle was born (according to census and military records) in 1834 in Kingston, New York.  He was a farmer and lived in Centre Township, LaPorte County, Indiana in 1850 at the time that the Webb’s also lived in LaPorte.  He lived in Roscoe Township, Goodhue County, Minnesota in the early 1860's, and joined Company D, 4th Regiment Minnesota Infantry with Eliza's youngest brother Martin.  George was 1st Sergeant of their company when he succumbed to lung fever and died 17 May 1862.  George and Eliza had one daughter, Luella in 1861.

Spouse2 : 
Name : George Lantz (aka Lautz)
Date of Marriage : 9 October 1863
Place of Marriage : Roscoe, Goodhue County, Minnesota
Died : winter of 1865/66
Notes : Marriage service performed by T. P. Morse, witnessed by Oliver Webb and C. H. Libby.  George Lautz, born about 1835, was a veteran of the Civil War.  Lautz enlisted 28 August 1862 into the Captain Fletcher Hegler’s Company, Roscoe Militia of the Minnesota Citizen Soldiers raised to defend against the Sioux and mustered out 1 October 1862.  He subsequently enlisted, at age 29, on 22 August 1864, in to Company D, 11th Regiment Minnesota Infantry along with his brother-in-laws Loren and Harvey Webb.  He mustered out 26 June 1865 at St. Paul, Minnesota.  According to the History of Goodhue County, 1909, page 211 - George Lantz, after escaping the murderous rain of shot and shells on the battlefields of the Civil War, perished in the following manner : In the winter of 1865-66 her went to Mantorville, Dodge County, about twelve miles from his home, on horseback, and returning in the evening a blizzard met him.  While passing through a grove of timber he was warned of his danger and told that it was practically impossible for him to reach home.  He persevered, however, and was found frozen to death the next morning within a few rods of his own home.  He had reached a fence, and in endeavoring to climb over he made a misstep and fell back, to rise no more.  The horse was found at a neighbor’s barn.  It is supposed that he let the horse go, hoping that by walking he might induce sufficient circulation to keep warmth and life in his body until he could reach his house.
[click here to see an image of Private Lautz, circa 1865]

Spouse3 :
name : Tyson
Date of Marriage : circa 1873
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Date of Death : 2 December 1888/9
Place of Death : Texas
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Military Service : none
Pension data :  received a pension for less than a year after George Van Syckle’s death, then she remarried.

Property :

1860 Federal Census.  Roscoe Township, Goodhue County, Minnesota
Page, Dwelling/Family, Names, Age, Sex, Color, Occupation, Value, Born, Remark
126, 1153/68, George Van Syckle, 27, male, White, Farmer, 0/500, New York, na
126, 1153/68, Eliza Van Syckle, 26, Female, White, na, na, Ohio, na
126, 1153/68, Chas Van Syckle, 7, Male, White, na, na, Indiana, na
126, 1153/68, Louella Van Syckle, 9mos, Female, White, na, na, Indiana, na

Family : 

Daughter : Luella Van Syckle
Date of Birth : 8 September 1861
Place of Birth : Roscoe, Goodhue County, Minnesota
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Notes : She was born one monteh before her father went off to war, her birth was witnessed by Alvira Pordan.  I am going out on a limb - but I found a marriage that seems to fit for Luella - may have married F. M. Faulkner 20 October 1885 in Johnson, Texas.

1880 Federal Census.  Roscoe Township, Goodhue County, Minnesota
Page, Dwelling/Family, Name, Color, Sex, Age, Relation, Marital Stat, Occupation, School, Born, Father born, Mother born
2, 13/13, James A. Rogers, White, Male, 32, Head, Married, Farmer, New York, New York, New York

2, 13/13, Henrietta Rogers, White, Female, 27, Wife, Married, Keeping House, Wisconsin, New York, (blank)

2, 13/13, Nettie Rogers, White, Female, 10, Daughter, Single, at home, in school, Minnesota, New York, Wisconsin

2, 13/13, Luella Van Syckle, White, Female, 20, Boarder, Single, Teacher, in school, Indiana, (blank), Ohio

2, 13/13, Henry Aldrich, White, Male, 30, Servant, Married, Farm Laborer, Canada, (blank), (blank)

2, 13/13, Mary Ann Aldrich, White, Female, 35, Boarder, Married, none, Canada, (blank), (blank)

2, 13/13, Mary Aldrich, White, Female, 1, Boarder, Single, Canada, (blank), (blank)



Sources, bibliography : 

Service Record of George W. Van Syckle, Co. D, 4th Reg't Minnesota Infantry, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC. Compiled 1890's, viewed February 2001.

Harvey Hayes Webb family bible transcript, typed transcript, drafted in the 1950's; courtesy Hazel Skelly Webb

Written communication with Vinton Phillips and David L. Hester, New London, Huron County, Ohio, January 2001

Webb, Loren. Diary of Captain Loren Webb, 1861 - 1863, Firelands Historical Society, 1995. Transcribed by Matthew L. Burr.

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