Generation No. 3
14. Robert Isaac3 Gainer (Jerome2,
Jean Baptiste1) was born September 24, 1855 in Town of New Lots,
Long Island, NY18, and died August 29, 1941 in Freeport, Long
Island, NY. He married Cora Elizabeth Beach November 1885, daughter of Micajah
Beach and Elizabeth Clement. She was born October 25, 1856 in Glendale, MA, and
died December 05, 1940 in Freeport, Long Island, NY.
Notes for Robert
Isaac Gainer: Following is the obituary for Robert Isaac Gainer: Robert I.
Gainer, who had been a resident of Freeport for more than 35 years, died at his
home there, 1 Evans avenue, on Friday. Mr. Gainer, a descendant of a pioneer
Long Island family, was born on a farm in the village of New Lots, 86 years
ago, before that area became part of the present borough of Brooklyn. For a
number of years he was associated with the Iron-Clad Manufacturing company of
Williamsburgh, manufacturers of metal ware. The concern was operated by Mrs.
Nellie Seaman. who won world wide fame under the name of Nellie Bly, American
woman journalist who raced around the world in 72 days. Mr. Gainer was one of a
family of seven brothers and two sisters, only one of who survive him. His
brother, Jerome Gainer, who is 91, lives at Darien, Conn.. Also surviving are
two sons, William G., of Freeport, and Robert A. retired police sergeant of the
South Norwalk, Conn., department: also two daughters, Mrs. M. Gairy of
Freeport, and Mrs. Eunice West of Atlanta, Ga Dad tells this story: He was a
great farmer, had the best vegetables and while he didn't talk very much, he
seemed to be a hard worker. While he did not own the property next door to
their house, he would chase the kids off when they would steal apples from the
trees on the property. He can't remember his grandfather ever speaking to him
he must have at some time. My father's brother Al remembers that Robert Isaac
would take cigarette butts off the street, take the tobacco that was left from
them and roll another cigarette from them. These things might have started
after his wife Cora invested $10,000 in a silk mill scam and lost most if not
all of their retirement funds.
Children of Robert Gainer and
Cora Beach are:
25 i. Addie Alexander4 Gainer, born 1886 in Lee,
MA; died 1907. She married Percival Farwell.
+ 26 ii. William Guy Gainer,
born July 25, 1888 in Brooklyn, NY; died November 16, 1967 in Miami, Fl.
iii. Hubert Gainer, born 1890 in Brooklyn, NY; died September 16, 1895 in
28 iv. Percival Gainer, born July 1891 in Brooklyn, NY; died
October 06, 1895 in Brooklyn, NY?.
29 v. Hazel Mildred Gainer, born October
21, 1892 in Brooklyn, NY; died May 02, 1962 in Long Island, NY. She married (1)
General McLellon Scott. She married (2) Thomas M Gairey March 1928.
vi. Eunice Gertrude Gainer, born June 15, 1895 in Brooklyn, NY; died May 24,
1979 in West Palm Beach, FL.
19. Ida Elisabeth3 Gainer (John Baptist2,
Jean Baptiste1) was born March 24, 1851, and died in Fairfield, Fairfield Co.,
CT. She married Joseph Hindley Bef. 1870. He was born Abt. 1857.
for Ida Elisabeth Gainer: There is a marriage in the New York City, Methodist
Marriages 1785-1893 on p 239 vol 1 by Wm Scott Fisher, Picton Press of a Ann
Eliza Gainer to Joseph Hindley dated 31 Aug 1856 if this was really 1866 it
could be the marriage of Joseph Hindley and Ida Elizabeth Gainer.
Children of Ida Gainer and Joseph Hindley are:
i. Ralph4 Hindley. He married Helen Scoffield.
32 ii. Frank
22. Minnie Catherine3 Gainer
(John Baptist2, Jean Baptiste1) was born March
14, 1858 in Essex Co., NJ, and died October 28, 1934 in Essex Co., NJ19. She
married Joseph Skidmore Hoff 1878 in
? Newark, Essex Co., NJ. He was born July 27, 1856 in Bound Brook, Warren Tp,
Somerset Co, NJ, and died November 18, 1928 in Newark, Essex Co,
Notes for Joseph Skidmore Hoff: Death certificate
#10034 Place of Birth Essex Co, NJ Newark Joseph S Hoff res 848 So 14 St. in
Newark Convalesant Hospital at time of death sex male, white, married to Minnie
b. 27 Jul 1856 aged 72-3-21, occ retired birthplace Rahway, NJ to Joseph C
& Margaret Hurts Hoff. informant Mrs. Nellie Foss 848 S 14th ST Medical
Certificat of Death - cause cerebral apolexy date 19 Nov 1928 condition from 17
Aug 1921/7 to 18 Nov 1928 when in auto accident, died in Newark Convalescent
Hosptial, buried Hollywood Cemetery Union, NJ 21 Nov 1928
HOFF -Suddenly on Sunday November 18, 1928, Joseph S. beloved husband
of Minnie C. Hoff nee Gainer, aged 72 years, 3 months, 21 days of 848 South
Fourteenth St. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the funeral
from Haeberle & Barth's Home for Funerals 971 Clinton Ave, block east of
Grove St on Tuesday, November 20 at 8 p.m. Interment on Wed. morning in
Hollywood Cem. at the convenience of the family. J. S. Hoff Dies, Long in
Livery Business Here: Joseph S. Hoff, in whose rigs Newarkers rode many years,
died at his home, 848 South Fourteenth St, yesterday afternoon from cerebral
hemorrhage. His death is attributed by his family to an automobile accident in
Clinton Avenue nearly a year ago, as a result of which he spent nearly 8 months
in Beth Israel Hospital. Born in Bound Brook 27 Jul 1856, Mr. Hoff came to this
city with his parents when a youth. He entered the livery business in his early
twenties and maintained stables in and about the Four Corners more than forty
years. His last place of business was at 221 Halsey St, the site of the present
Star-Eagle office, under the firm name of Clayton & Hoff. Mr Hoff is
survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie C. Hoff; a son, Charles Hoff; a daughter,
Mrs. Nellie M. Foss and a grandson, William Foss. Funeral services will be held
tomarrow night at the funeral parlors of Haeberle & Barth, 971 Clinton Ave,
In NJ Hoff 1880 soundex index there is a Margaret A. Hoff
vol 6 E.D. 59 Sheet 29 Line 39 aged 67yr b. NJ living in Essex Co., Newark
Broad St. #1092 who had a grandson Hoff, Fred C aged 7 b. NJ There is a Joseph
S Hoff b 22 Jun 1855 s/o Joseph Hoff and Margret in Somerset Co., Warren Tp, NJ
Skidmore may really be Schidmoor - there is a John Schidmoor b. 2nd River live
new Barbadoes m. 12 Jul 1782 [Tryntie] Catharina DeGrauw b. New Barbadoes liv
there Annaatje 20 Aug 1783 sp Franscois DeGrauw & Sarah Van Vorst Annatje
Schidmoor b. 25 Oct 1785 sp Cornelis Degrauw & Catharina Vreeland d/o above
Hermanus b 4 Feb 1787 sp none s/o above Samuel b 6 Jan 1791sp Rynier Spier
& Naomie Schidmoor Jenneke b 19 Oct 1793 sp James Christie & Geertje
Degrauw Sarah b 10 Aug 1796 John b 18 Feb 1800 Jenneke b. 14 Sep 1803 There is
another family Moses Terp & wf Hanna Schidmoor having children around the
same time Naomie 6 Nov 1790
Children of Minnie Gainer and
Joseph Hoff are:
33 i. Charles4 Hoff, born January 27, 1879 in
Newark, Essex Co., NJ; died January 01, 1945 in Newark, Essex Co., NJ.
+ 34 ii. Nellie Mae Hoff, born November 22, 1883 in Newark,
Essex Co., NJ; died August 11, 1948 in Darien, Fairfield Co., CT. married
William Henry Foss s/o of Charles Augustus and Flora Minnie Stewart Foss
iii. Josephine Irene Hoff, born October 1886 in Newark, Essex Co., NJ; died
July 30, 1888 in Newark, Essex Co., NJ.
Joseph Skidmore Hoff
1856 - 1928
Nellie Mae Hoff
23. Catherine I3 Gainer (John
Baptist2, Jean Baptiste1) was born November 29, 1861 in
Newark, Essex Co., NJ, and died December 09, 1936 in CT. She married John P
Brummer 1884 in ?CT. He died in CT.
Child of Catherine Gainer
and John Brummer is:
36 i. Helen R4 Brummer, born July
14, 189620; died December 15, 1943 in Darien, CT. She married (1) Charles J
Parsons. She married (2) Mr Lutterman.
24. (Mary?) Frances3
Gainer (John Baptist2, Jean Baptiste1) was born June 06,
1863 in Newark, Essex Co., NJ, and died September 1948 in NJ. She married Mr
Samson Aft. 1880.
Children of Frances Gainer and Mr Samson
37 i. Lillian4 Sampson, born February 07, 1883; died Aft.
1961. She married (1) Mereit Haight. She married (2) Mr Echel.
+ 38 ii.
39 iii. William Sampson. He married Sarah.
40 iv. John
Sampson. He married Ella Catand?.
41 v. Edwin Sampson, died in at 10 mo.
Generation No. 4
26. William Guy4 Gainer (Robert Isaac3, Jerome2,
Jean Baptiste1) was born July 25, 1888 in Brooklyn, NY, and died November 16,
1967 in Miami, Fl. He married (1) Margarita Bard McGrath. She died January 23,
1975 in East Haven, CT. He married (2) Katalin Czupecz October 24, 1912 in
Freeport, Long Island, New York21, daughter of Edward Czupecz and
Katalin Torma. She was born May 10, 1892 in Jasd, Hungary, and died July 31,
1941 in Long Island, NY.
Notes for Katalin Czupecz: Uncle Al says Jasd
(he as a photo of the village sign) is approximately 50-60 miles west of
Budapest. He found 2 children who knew where it was as took him through a
Russian firing range filled with land mines to the village. They had a
volkswagon and tried to follow the tank tracks to avoid hitting a land mine.
The village has a railroad going through the town and it is believed that there
was where she took the train that went straight to Trieste to board the steamer
Cassell. However the steamer Cassell is listed as going out of Bremen, Germany
- possibly Bremen was it's registry. There is also what Uncle Al & Aunt
Grace described as a very dirty river running near the village. Katie came to
live with Mamie Prince who lived on Staten Island. Mamie was a cousin. Katie
had two other cousins along with Mamie Prince, Tony Kessner, and Elizabeth
Children of William Gainer and Katalin Czupecz
42 i. Alvin Edward5 Gainer, born August 24,
1914 in Freeport, Long Island, NY. He married Grace Evelyn Colman August 18,
1940 in Freeport, Long Island, NY; born November 19, 1916 in Brooklyn,
43 ii. Hubert William Gainer, born March 09, 1916 in Freeport, Long
Island, NY. He married (1) Ruth Elizabeth Hewlett July 03, 1940 in New York. He
married (3) Marie Louise Lipscomb November 20, 1943 in Selma, AL; born July 16,
1926 in Birmingham, AL.
30. Eunice Gertrude4 Gainer (Robert Isaac3,
Jerome2, Jean Baptiste1) was born June 15, 1895 in Brooklyn, NY, and died May
24, 1979 in West Palm Beach, FL. She married (1) Rayford Eugene Seyle October
24, 1914 in West Palm Beach, FL, son of Robert Seyle and Catherine Sullivan. He
was born January 05, 1898 in Theressa, FL, and died May 21, 1953 in West Palm
Beach, FL. She married (2) Walter Jeske January 30, 1954.
Rayford Eugene Seyle: As a very young child, he lived with his father on
Jessamin Street. He later lived with Frank and Mary Adams on Evernia Street,
West Palm Beach. They had a large family but it was a loving home; he lived
there until he was 16 until he married Eunice Gertrude Gainer in the Methodist
Church. He became a business man at a young age. He owned the Park Taxi located
at the foot of Clematis Street (it operated only with Cadillacs). He was
associated with the Railway Express for many years and a fireman with the Town
of Palm Beach at the same time. He longed to be a baseball player but due to a
twice broken leg and ages 12 and 14 he had one leg shorter than the other. He
became a well known Umpire in WPB.
Children of Eunice Gainer
and Rayford Seyle are:
44 i. Catherine5 Seyle, born 1917 in West
Palm Beach, FL; died 1917 in West Palm Beach, FL.
45 ii. Alice Lorraine
Seyle, born April 05, 1919 in Freeport, Long Island, NY. She married (1)
Stanley Bannash. She married (2) George Warren Rayside June 26, 1937 in Stuart,
FL; born October 05, 1915 in Palm Beach, FL; died March 21, 1989 in West Palm
Notes for Alice Lorraine Seyle: Worked as Long Distance
Operator for Southern Bell for 37 years Notes for George Warren Rayside:
46 iii. Mary Louise Seyle, born March 11, 1922 in West
Palm Beach, FL. She married (1) Robert McCullouch Devine. She married (2)
Arthur William Baker, Sr September 18, 1942 in Napoleon, OH; born June 27, 1911
in Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Notes for Mary Louise Seyle: Mary Lou Seyle was a
switchboard operator many of her working years and retired after moving back to
Florida in 1974. She divorced in 1959.
|34. Nellie Mae4 Hoff (Minnie
Catherine3 Gainer, John Baptist2, Jean
Baptiste1) was born November 22, 1883 in Newark, Essex Co.,
NJ, and died August 11, 1948 in Darien, Fairfield Co., CT. She married
William Henry Foss July 01, 1911 in
Church of Transfiguration 1 E 29th St, NYC22. He was born May 1863
in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY, and died December 07, 1935 in New York, New
York Co, NY.
Child of Nellie Hoff and William Foss is:
47 i. William Henry Jr5 Foss, born August 29,
1912 in Nutley, Essex Co., NJ; died January 01, 1976 in Stamford, Fairfield Co,
CT. He married Margaret Barbara Linenkohl February 19, 1943 in
Essex Co., NJ Clinton Hill Baptist Church
Notes for William Henry Jr
Foss: WWII Vet, made funeral preparations for Patten, served Europe
George4 Sampson (Frances3 Gainer, John
Baptist2, Jean Baptiste1) He married Helen Busch.
Children of George Sampson and Helen Busch are:
i. Alice5 Sampson. She married Unk.
49 ii. Ruth Sampson. She married
William Henry Foss Jr