Wilhelmus Ennes and Marie Ennis

    Wilhelmus Ennes, the son of Joseph Ennes and Grietje Van Etten, was baptized 1 Sep 1775 in Machackemeck, Orange, New York. He had an older sister, Margarita. He also had two younger sisters, Elizabeth and Cattrine, and three younger brothers, John, Joseph, and Daniel. Wilhelmus married Marie Ennis in Dec 1796 in Machackemeck, Orange, New York. Marie was baptized 25 November 1776 in Machackemeck, Orange, New York, the daughter of Benjamin Ennis and Magdalena Van Etten. Wilhelmus and Marie's fathers, Benjamin and Joseph were brothers. Wilhelmus and Marie's mothers, Grietje and Magdalena, were first cousins. Marie had an older sister, Elisabeth and two older brothers, Alexander and Johannes. She also had a younger brother, Benjamin, as well as another brother (his birth order is not known), Emanuel. Wilhelmus and Marie seemed to have moved to Spencer, Tioga, New York approximately between 1807-10 [1]. Later, in 1830, a Wilhelmus Ennis is recorded as buying land in Reed, Seneca, Ohio.

Wilhelmus and Marie had:

1. Lena Ennes, born 3 Aug 1797, baptized 3 Sep 1797 in Machackemeck, Orange, New York.
2. Elizabeth Ennes, born 9 Sep 1800, baptized 14 Oct 1807 in Machackemeck, Orange, New York.
3. William A. Ennes, born about 1796 in the Minisink Valley area, married 1) Margaret Elizabeth Snell in 1818 in Schenectady, Schenectady, New York and 2) Mrs. Anna Richardson Dibble 27 October 1861 in Union County, Ohio, died 7 November 1880 in Jefferson, Logan, Ohio, buried in the Makendrie Cemetery, York, Union, Ohio.

Sources:
1. Ennes, Calvin, A Bit About the Ennes, Au Gres, Michigan, 1969.
2. Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church Records, 1716-1830, facsimile reprint by Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1992.
3. History of Seneca County, Ohio, Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1886.
4. Census: 1810, Spencer, Tioga, New York.
5. Union County, Ohio, Marriage Records, Book A, p. 253 (William Ennes and Anna Dibble).


Records of Baptisms of the Reformed Church at Machackemeck (Deerpark).

Page Number Baptism Date Parents Child Witnesses
166 1775 Josep Lenes Wilhelmus
Sept. 1 Margriet Vanett
167 1776 Benjaman Ennes Maria Manel Van Netten,
Nov. 25 Magdalen Van Netten Maria Helm
210 1797 Wilhelmus Ennes Lena,
Sept. 3 Mary Ennes b. Aug. 3, 1797
221 1807 Wilhelmus Ennist Elizabeth, Joseph Ennist,
Oct. 14 Maria Ennist b. Sept. 9, 1800 Margret Van Etten

Marriage Record-1737-97 (Machackemeck)

Page Date Married
278 1796-Dec. Wilhelmus Ennes, Maria Ennis.

Source: Minisink Valley Reformed Dutch Church Records, 1716-1830, facsimile reprint by Heritage Books, Bowie, MD, 1992.


Excerpts from A Bit About the Ennes,
by Calvin Ennes, Au Gres, Michigan, 1969

Ennes Move Westward

    WILHELMUS ENNES b. 6-14-1775, son of Joseph Ennes and Grietje Van Etten married his cousin Marie (Ennes), daughter of Benjamin and Magdalena Van Etten. (who may have been two brothers marrying sisters).
    They bore in 1793 or 1794, William A. Ennes, then moved from New Jersey in 1798 [2] to Tioga Co., New York with Marie's mother, brothers and sisters and other Van Etten kinfolk.
    The federal census of 1810 for Tioga Co., Spencer Township-Van Etten Township, Chemung County, now-lists the following Ennis residing there at that time:

Manuel Ennis         -males: 1 under 10; 1 between 26 and 45
                                females: 1 between 16 and 26
John Ennis              -males: 2 under 10; 1 between 26 and 45
                                females: 4 under 10; 1 between 10 and 16; 1 between 26 and 44
Wilhelmus Ennis    -males: 1 under 16 and 26; 1 between 26 and 45
(Joseph's son)        females: 1 under 10; 1 between 10 and 16; between 26 and 45; 1 over 45
Benjamin Ennis      -males: 2 under 10; 1 between 21 and 45
                                females: 2 between 10 and 16; 1 between 26 and 45
Alexander Ennis    -males: 1 under 10; 1 between 21 and 45
                                females: 2 between 10 and 16; 1 between 21 and 45

    Other censuses of this region show that for the next forty years Emanuel, John, Benjamin and Alexander and their descendants remained here.
    Wilhelmus and Marie moved to Catherine Twp., Cayuta County, sometime after 1810, for he was on the 1820 census there at that time."


From History of Seven Counties[3]
presented by the Elmira Weekly Gazette, Elmira, NY: Gazette Company, 1885,
p. 149 (information on Van Etten Township.)

"Early settlers: ...William Ennis, Alexander Ennis, John Ennis, Emanuel Ennis, Benjamin Ennis, James Van Etten, Emanuel Van Etten, Joshua Van Etten, James Van Etten, Jr..."


Original Entries of Lands in Seneca County

p. 1067: "Wilhelmus Ennes, e. 1/2 s. e. 1/4 sec. 13, May 4, 1830."
"Wilhelmus Ennes, w. 1/2 n. w. 1/4 sec. 14, May 9, 1830."
"Benjamin Enness, w. 1/2 n. e. 1/4 sec. 21, May 16, 1833."
All entries found under: Reed Township, Town 2 N, Range 17 R.

p. 1069: "Wilhelmus Ennes, 115.48 a, n, w. pt. of n. w. 1/4 fr. sec. 18, May 4, 1830."
Entry found under: Reed Township, Fractional T. 2 N., R. 18 E.

Source: History of Seneca County, Ohio, Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co., 1886.


Footnotes

[1] The 1810 census index shows Alexander, Benjamin, John, Manuel, and Wilklmias Ennis on page 83 in Tioga, NY. Calvin Ennes also recorded this same information in his book.
[2] This date is probably too early. Note Elizabeth Ennes' baptism date above.
[3] Tioga and Bradford Counties, PA and Chemung, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, and Schuyler Counties, NY.


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