Bio: Stoneburg, Wilbert "Bert" Rierson (1862 - 1930)

Contact: Sandra Burrows


Surnames: Stoneburg, Young, Conger, Weeks, Cox, Cock, Mattison, Mathison, Larsdatter, Sevelson



The Family of Bert & Mary (Mathison) Stoneburg


Wilbert "Bert" Rierson Stoneburg, was born September 2, 1862 in Percy Township, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada. He was the son of Peter & Sarah Ann (Young) Stoneburg.  Peter Stoneburg's father was Jacob Stoneburg and was born 1801 Ontario  and Mother was Catharine born 1801 Canada.  Jacob's father was Peter Stoneburg born 1775 Ontario and mother Mrs. Peter Stoneburg born 1779 Ontario.  Sarah Ann Young Stoneburg was born September 8,  1832 at Quinte Point, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada and died August 5, 1882 in Greenwood, Clark, Wisconsin.  She is buried in the Greenwood City Cemetery.  Her father, Daniel Young, was born October 1807  Hollowell Twp., Prince Edward, Ontario.  His father was Daniel Young born 1781  Piscataway, Union, NJ.  Daniel Young's wife was Dorcus Oliver Conger who was born 1768 Elizabethtown, New Jersey.   Sarah Ann's mother was Rebecca Weeks born 1812 Northcastle, Westchester, NY, does not say when she died.  Rebecca's father was Thomas Weeks born September 23, 1754 New Castle Long Island, N.Y. and he married Penelope (Cox) Cock  who was born August 5, 1756 in Buckram, Nassau, NY.


Bert Stoneburg married Mary Caroline (Mattison) Mathison 27-Oct-1882 in Eaton, Clark, WI. She was the daughter of Martin (Mattison) Mathison and Karen (Larsdatter) Sevelson and was born February 11,1864 in Wisconsin. They farmed in Section 13, Eaton Township.  Bert & Mary had seven children:


1. Inez Ethel Stoneburg, b. 18-Jan-1884 in Eaton, Clark, WI, d. 1969 in Cottage Grove, Lane, Oregon

2. Elsie Maud Stoneburg, b. 3-Feb-1890 in Eaton, Clark, WI, d. 2-Aug-1967 in Cottage Grove, Lane, Oregon; Early Photo; Elsie with four friends;

3. Clarence Oscar Stoneburg, b. 21-May-1895 in Eaton, Clark, WI, d. 12-Sep-1967 in Cottage Grove, Lane, Oregon.

4. Annie Eveland Stoneburg, b. 17-Aug-1892 in Eaton, Clark, WI, d. Nov-1982 in Cottage Grove, Lane, Oregon.

5. Harry Stinson Stoneburg, b. 28-Aug-1887 in Eaton, Clark, WI, d. 22-Oct-1969 in Cottage Grove, Lane, Oregon.

6. Bertha May Stoneburg, b. 13-Sep-1885 in Eaton, Clark, WI, d. 1975 in Lewiston, Nez Perce, ID.

7. Fern Leona Stoneburg, b. 15-Sep-1900 in Eaton, Clark, WI, d. 12-Ju.-1990 in Cottage Grove, Lane, Oregon; Photo of Fern (with two unknown children, in Greenwood, WI).



Left: Mary Stoneburg, Right: Elsie Stoneburg

At "Bert's" Home, in Greenwood, Clark Co., Wisconsin


Most of the Stoneburg sisters and one brother lived in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Clarence lived in Cottage Grove and moved to Yreka, California in the 1940's. Fern married Fred Anderson and lived right next door to her parents. Annie married Harley Gates, who also was from Greenwood, and she lived about 8 blocks from her parents. Inez was married a second time after her first husband, Meeks, died and then the married a man whose last name was Hoyt. She lived about four blocks from her folks. Harry Stoneburg,  lived just across town and he married Agnes Flaherty, who was also from Greenwood. Mary's mother, Karen (Larsdatter) Mathison, also moved to Cottage Grove and lived with Annie. 


Annie Mathison and Bert Stoneburg are buried in the Greenwood City Cemetery.



Left to Right: Blanch Francis, Dimple Syth, Hazel Syth & Elsie Stoneburg



1900 Federal Census, ED 18 Eaton town Greenwood city, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 9, family 176


Wilbert R Stoneburg, white, married, male

Years Married: 17
Marriage Year (Estimated): 1883
Father's Birthplace: Canada Eng
Mother's Birthplace: Canada Eng
Immigration Year: 1880

Household Members
Head Wilbert R Stoneburg M 38 (Sep 1862) Canada Eng
Wife Mary C Stoneburg F 37 (Feb 1863) Wisconsin
Daughter Bertha M Stoneburg F 14 (Sep 1886) Wisconsin
Son Harry S Stoneburg M 13 (Aug 1887) Wisconsin
Daughter Elsie M Stoneburg F 10 (Feb 1890) Wisconsin
Daughter Annie E Stoneburg F 8 (Aug 1892) Wisconsin
Son Clarence O Stoneburg M 5 (May 1895) Wisconsin



Mystery Home (Likley Stoneburg connections)

1909 Stoneburg Sleigh Photo: 1909 post card which says, "February 19, 1909 Greenwood". 

Obit: Stoneberg, Daniel M. (1859 - 1915)

Obit: Stoneberg, Stanley (1864 - 1915)

Obit: Stoneburg, Ivan H. (1884 - 1935)

Obit: Stoneburg, Orville (1912-1953)

Obit: Mathison, Annie (1865 - 1955)



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