1907, then entered the office of Lyon, Hunter & Burke, in the Berger Build-
ing, Pittsburgh, Mr. Hunter, now deceased. While Mr. Hahn is one of
the younger men in the legal profession in Allegheny county, he has already
given evidence of what may be expected of him, and is considered as one
of the rising attorneys of this section of the State.
He is unmarried and
resides with his mother and sister at Coraopolis. He is^i member of the
Methodist Episcopal Church.
Professor William Tenney Dutton, of Meadville, who has
BUTTON been acting president of Allegheny College in which he holds
the chair of Mathematics and Civil Engineering, is one of the
"Men of Mark" of Western Pennsylvania. The family of which Professor
EHitton is a representative is one of the oldest in New England, having
been established there during the earliest period of our Colonial history.
(I) John Dutton, the first ancestor of record, was bom in Chester,
England, and in 1630 emigrated to the American colonies, landing, it is
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said, in Dorchester, Massachusetts. "Dutton, John, came in 1630, but I
know not where he sat down." (Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, page
84.) Various circumstances suggest that John Dutton died soon after
reaching the colony.
(II) Thomas Dutton, son of John Dutton, was born in 1620, in Ches-
ter, England, and was ten years old when brought by his father to the
colonies. He lived for a time in Reading, Massachusetts, and afterward
in Woburn, finally settling in Billerica, where he was accepted as an in-
habitant on November 22, 1669. He lived on the south side of Fox Brook,
by an old road, long since abandoned, leading to the "Great Plain." In
1675 he was ordered by the selectmen to the house of the Rev. Samuel
Whitling as one of the garrison during the Indian troubles of that year.
His son Thomas was "In the Indian war at the East, and had a remark-
able escape in 1677, when hiany were killed." (History of Reading, Massa-
chusetts, and Billerica, Massachusetts.) Thomas Dutton married (first)
Susannah , who died August 27, 1684, leaving the following children:
Thomas, born in 1648; Mary, born November 14, 165 1 ; Susannah, born
February 27, 1654; John, born March 2, 1656; Elizabeth, born January 28,
1659; Joseph, mentioned below; Sarah, born March 5, 1662; James, born
August 25, 1665 ; Benjamin, born February 19. 1669. Thomas Dutton
married (second) Ruth, said by one authority to have been the daughter
and by another the widow of William Hooper who died in 1678, leaving
both widow and daughter by that name.
(III) Joseph Dutton, son of Thomas and Susannah Dutton, was born
January 25, 1661, in Woburn, Massachusetts, and lived for a time in Read-
ing where he subscribed two pounds for a new meeting house (General
History of Reading, Page 34). He afterward settled in East Haddam,
Connecticut, and in 1717 and 1718 purchased land in Wallingford, Connecti-
cut, which he gave to his sons. He married (first) in 1685, Rebecca Fitch,
by whom he had one child: Rebecca, born in 1686. He married (second)
in 1693, Mary Smith, and their children were : Susannah, born in 1695 ;
Benjamin, born in 1696, at Lynn ; David, born in 1698, at East Haddam.
Connecticut; Ruth, born in 1703; Samuel, born in 1704; Thomas, men-
tioned below. Joseph Dutton died in 1733, at East Haddam. His son Sam-
uel is mentioned in his will as his executor.
(IV) Thomas (2) Dutton, son of Joseph and Mary (Smith) Dutton,
was born March i, 1707, at East Haddam, Connecticut, and was cele-
brated as a church-builder and wood-carver. He boarded at Waterbury,
Connecticut, while building a church at that place, and in 1757 was living
at Wallingford, Connecticut. In that year his son Thomas married and
moved to that part of Woodbury which is now the town of Washington.
Thomas Dutton, the father, was a deacon of the church at Westbury, Con-
necticut. He married, May 9, 1729, Abigail Merriam, and the following
were their children: John, born in 1730, died young; Abigail, bom July 8,
1732; Thomas, born January 31, 1735; Samuel, born February 13, 1737;
Lois, born November 8, 1739; Matthew, born November 11, 1740, died
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young; John (2), born April 14, 1743; Amasa, mentioned below; Nathaniel,
bom June 5, 1747; Phoebe, born October 11, 1749; Asahel, born February
2, 1753, died young. Of these sons, Samuel, John, Amasa and Nathaniel
moved into Vermont with the families of the Benedicts, the Hazens and
the Parmalees, into which they had married. After the death of his wife
Thomas Button went to the home of his grandson, also Thomas, expecting
soon to follow the companion of so many years. Surviving, however, be-
yond his expectations, he journeyed into Vermont to visit his children,
undeterred by the burden of his years which then numbered over ninety.
He died in 1799, in Hartford, Vermont. Thomas Dutton was a man dis-
tinguished for his religion and for his personal piety. All his sons who
reached manhood were members of, and four were officers in, Christian
(V) Amasa Dutton, son of Thomas (2) and Abigail (Merriam) Dut-
ton, was born July 31, 1745, in Woodbury, Connecticut, and in 1778 re-
moved to Clarendon, Vermont, and subsequently to Royalton, in the same
state. He married (first) October i, 1766, Sarah Parmalee, and their
children were: Susannah, born November 25, 1767, died young; Reuben,
born February 3, 1771, died young; Benjamin, mentioned below ; Sally,
born September 17, 1776, died young; Susannah (2), born September 27,
1781 ; Amasa, born November 21, 1783; Thomas Parmalee, born January
14, 1787; John Gould, born November 18, 1789. Amasa Dutton married
(second) March 10, 1806, Ruth Ingraham, and died September 30, 1831,
at Royalton, Vermont.
(VI) Benjamin Dutton, son of Amasa and Sarah (Parmalee) Dutton.
was born December 9, 1773, and removed from Royalton, Vermont, to
Corry, Pennsylvania, subsequently migrating to the Western Reserve. He
married, June 16, 1795, Clarissa Thomas, and they were the parents of
the following children: Abial T., mentioned below; Ira, born January i,
1799; Clarissa, born October 25, 1800; Charlotte, born July 16, 1802;
Benjamin, born March 2, 1804; Sarah P., born May 5, 1806; Calvin, born
March 5, 1808; Emiline, born September 2, 1810; Laura, born September
2, 1812; Sophia, born August 26, 1814. Late in life Benjamin Dutton
returned to Vermont and died February 3, 1866, at the home of his son
Ira, in Brookfield. Several of his grandsons were either killed or wounded
during the Civil War.
(VII) Abial T. EHitton, son of Benjamin and Clarissa (Thomas)
Dutton, was born March 15, 1797, and lived in Hartford, Vermont, until
he was sixty years old, when he removed to Kansas. He was a member
of the Free Soil party and it was his love of liberty which led him to make
this migration. Kansas was undergoing all the border ruffian troubles of
that momentous time, and Mr. Dutton desired to extend to her not only the
aid of his influence, but also active personal assistance. Four of his sons
lost their lives in the Civil War and a fifth became Wind in the service.
, Mr. Dutton married, February 23. 1823, Dora Hazen, and their children
were: Benjamin, mentioned below; Simeon, born May 6, 1825; Julia E.,
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born August 28, 1828; Harvey Alonzo, born December 30, 1830; Horace
S., born September 27, 1833; Loren, born December 30, 1835; Edwin,
born April 24, 1838; Henry, born October 10, 1840; Alice M., born May 24,
1843; Daphen, born January 9, 1847. Abial T. Dutton died November 27,
1892, at the home of his son Benjamin, in Burlingame, Kansas, being then
in the ninety-sixth year of his age.
(Vni) Benjamin (2) Dutton, son of Abial T. and Dora (Hazen;
Dutton, was born in 1823, in Hartford, Vermont, where he lived until the
age of sixty, when he followed his father to Kansas. He was extensively
engaged in business and was several times commissioner to the Presbyterian
assembly. He married (first) March 27, 1849, Louisa Howard, who died
in 1850, leaving one child: Louisa, born June 29, 1850. Mr. Dutton married
(second) September 2, 1851, Celina Lane Reed, and the following were
their children : William Tenney, mentioned below ; Helen Maria, born
October 8, 1855, died young; Henry Abial, born September 9, 1857; Loren
Alonzo, born October 19, 1864; Charlotte Reed, born October 25, 1866.
Mr. Dutton is now living at Maiden, Massachusetts. His record, both as a
business man and a citizen, is without blemish, and in religious, social and
domestic life he has always been noted for his purity of character and fine
(IX) Professor William Tenney Dutton. son of Benjamin (2) and
Celina Lane (Reed) Dutton, was born June 7, 1852, and in 1876 graduated
from Dartmouth College. He stands high in his profession, having a large
practice as a consulting engineer, and has filled with the utmost efficiency
the office of acting president of Allegheny College. As a citizen with
exalted ideas of good government and civic virtue Professor Dutton stands
in the front rank. A vigilant and attentive observer of men and measures,
he is frequently consulted in regard to public questions of moment and
has served in the councils and on the school board of Meadville. No
project for the benefit of his home city finds him unresponsive and no good
work done in the name of charity or religion seeks his co-operation in vain.
He affiliates with the Masonic fraternity and the Independent Order of Odd
The personality of Professor Dutton combines the characteristics of
the thinker and the executant, the scholar and the man of affairs. He
has a wide acquaintance with literature, taking special interest in historical
and genealogical research. His genial nature and friendly disposition.
together with his sterling qualities of manhood, have drawn around him a
large circle of friends.
Professor Dutton married. June 22, 1877, Laura M. Cameron, and
their children are: Grace Edith, born in 1878. died voung ; Bessie May,
born March i. 1881 ; Benjamin, mentioned below; Helen Maria, born
January 2, 1891, died June 23, 1913.
Both in the sphere of his profession and in that of citizenship Pro-
fessor Dutton has worthily served his day and generation and has won
for himself merited laurels, but he is still in the prime of life and his record
gives promise of greater things to come.
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(X) Benjamin (3) Button, son of Professor William Tenney and
Laura M. (Cameron) Button, was born April 3. 1883, in Shippensburg,
Pennsylvania, graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1905,
and is now a lieutenant in the navy. He married, March 2, 1912, Hilde-
garde, daughter of the late Commander Herwig, and they are the parents
of one child: William Tenney (2), born February 24, 1913.
Br. George S. Bubb is a member of a family of principally
BUBB English derivation, although his maternal grandmother was
Scotch. The city of Cheltenham in the pleasant region of Glou-
cestershire has been the home of the paternal line of ancestors for many
years and still is of many of his relatives. Cheltenham has been a fashion-
able watering place since the time of George IIL, and is something a
center of learning, being the seat of Cheltenham College.
(I) It was here that Job and Sarah Bubb, the paternal grandparents
of Br. Bubb, lived and died. It affords a pleasant glimpse of the life dur-
ing the last century in quiet central England to read of the pious, stout old
Englishman, who kept a hair shop in Cheltenham, where he made wigs
during the week and preached on Sunday. At the age of seventy years he
visited those of his children who had migrated to America, subsequently
returning to England, where he lived to a ripe old age. To him and his
wife were bom seven children, as follows : Samuel, who lives retired in
England, having made a fortune in the diamond mines of South Africa;
Edward Job, of whom further; William C, deceased, was a resident of
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for a time, then returned to England and engaged
in the furniture business, and was interested with his brother Samuel in
the South African diamond mines ; Charles, a resident and a justice of the
peace in Warren, Ohio ; Rose, now Mrs. George Powell, of Cheltenham,
England ; Millie, now Mrs. Allender, of Cheltenham, England ; Polly, now
Mrs. Andrew Lunberg, of London.
(II) Edward Job Bubb, second child of Job and Sarah Bubb, was born
in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, January 17, 1848. He passed his
childhood and early youth in his native place, and there learned the trade of
manufacturing jewelry. Upon completing his twenty-first year, Mr. Bubb
came to the United States, and settling in Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania, worked
at his trade for a number of years, finding employment in the jewelry shop
of Henry Terhayden, where he rose to be foreman. He soon ceased to
work in the employment of others, however, and engaged in business for
himself, opening a shop at No. loi Fifth avenue, Pittsburgh. He moved
his place of business a number of times to dififerent locations on Smithfield
street, Pittsburgh, his trade continually growing in size and importance
until he had several men working for him. He did a general repairing
business and made a specialty of manufacturing to order. About this time
oil was found on the farm which Mrs. Bubb had inherited from her father,
the proceeds from the sale of which enabled Mr. Bubb to retire from busi-
ness. But this did not mean in his case retirement from active life gener-
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ally. On the contrary, Mr. Bubb devoted himself to politics and the conduct
of local affairs in which he had always been vitally interested. He was a
member of the Republican party, and was elected on that ticket to be a
councilman in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, where his residence was. He
served on both the public and select councils, his terms in all amounting to
eight years. His death occurred December i, 1907.
Mr. Bubb married (first) Rebecca Jane Summerwell, a native of Alle-
gheny, Pennsylvania, where she was born September 3, 1847, died November
28, 1896. Miss Summerwell was a daughter of George and Rebecca Sum-
merwell, her father being a native of England and her mother of Scotland.
Mr. Summerwell spent his childhood in his native land, but came to this
country as a youth and settled for a time in Allegheny, Pennsylvania. Dur-
ing the gold excitement of 1849 he went with the crowd to California, where
he was moderately successful, and succeeded in saving some money. After
an absence of no great length, he returned to Pennsylvania and bought a
farm at Wildwood, Allegheny county, and lived upon it for five years. He
then removed to the city of Allegheny and engaged in the retail coal busi-
ness, remaining there until the time of his death. He was a large man,
measuring six feet in height, and was prominent in his community, especially
in the Old South Commons Church, of which he was a member. Indeed
he and Mrs. Summerwell lived for a time in the basement of the church,
and here his daughter, Mrs. Bubb, was born. To Mr. and Mrs. Summer-
well were born a number of children, of whom three daughters grew to
maturity. Their names were : Mary, now Mrs. George Hunter, of Alle-
gheny, Pennsylvania; Frances, now Mrs. Harry Cheatham, of Allegheny,
Pennsylvania, where her husband is an elevator operator; Rebecca Jane,
our subject's mother. Mr. and Mrs. Bubb Sr. were both members of the
Episcopal church and in that belief reared their family of children. To
them were born six children as follows: i. Edward Job Jr., born Novem-
ber 13, 1875, on Lombard street, Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, now known
as the "North Side" of Pittsburgh ; removed to McKees Rocks, Pennsyl-
vania, where he is now engaged in the real estate and insurance business ;
married (first) Ida Lucas Lyons, (second) Clara A. Brown; his death
occurred May 18, 1914. 2. George S., of whom further. 3. William C ,
now a resident of Alvin, Texas, where he married Theresa Young and
operates a truck farm. 4. Samuel H., who died at the age of four years.
5. Ada, who died at the age of eleven years. 6. Sarah, married Frederick
Shaffer, a resident of Pittsburgh, and a designer for the Somer Steel Car
Company. Mr. Bubb married (second) Louise Lawrence, by whom he had
one daughter, Margaret, now a resident of Allegheny, Pennsylvania.
(Ill) Dr. George S. Bubb, second child of Edward Job and Rebecca
Jane (Summerwell) Bubb. was born September 24. 1879, in Allegheny.
Pennsylvania. He was educated at the Park Institute at Pittsburgh, and
at the Western University, now the University of Pittsburgh. In the
latter he studied in the medical department, from which he graduated with
the class of 1901. After gaining thus the theoretical knowledge of his
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profession, he became an interne in the Ohio Valley General Hospital to
gain the experience requisite to its practice, and here remained for a year
and a half. After this period of preparation he went to McKees Rocks,
Pennsylvania, and there established himself in a general medical practice,
in which he has been highly successful. Though still in general practice,
Dr. Bubb has gradually made the surgery of accidents, particularly mill
accidents, of which that great factory district furnishes ample cases, his
specialty. Dr. Bubb is associated with the various medical societies of his
neighborhood, including the McKees Rocks and Allegheny County societies,
the Pennsylvania Society and the American Medical Association. Besides
these professional bodies, he is also a member of the Benevolent and Pro-
tective Order of Elks, the M,asonic Order, Allegheny Lodge, and the Order
of Moose. He is a member of the Republican party, and keenly interested
in the political questions of the day. Dr. Bubb and his family are mem-
bers of Trinity Church in Pittsburgh.
Dr. Bubb married, April 6. 1903, Sarah Brown, of Neville Island,
where she was born. Mrs. Bubb is a daughter of J. Wesley and Julia
(Krugh) Brown, of Neville Island. To Dr. and Mrs. Bubb have been
born three children, only one of whom, Kenneth, is living, the other two
having died in infancy.
So prominent a place does the Rhine river hold in German
YAGGI fable and classic literature that to a foreigner the mention of
the country carries with it a reference to the water-course.
This same tendency is noted in Egypt and the Nile, India and the Euphrates,
China and Yang-Tse-Kiang, but to whom does the United States call up
the Mississippi? So, to one whose days have been spent in another than
the German land, it seems eminently fitting that the seat of the Yaggi
family in the home land should have been Befiferen-on-the-Rhine, where
George Christian Yaggi, he with whom this record opens, passed his entire
life. He was a land owner, cultivating his property, and was also employed
as a dyer in a cloth mill near his home. He married, and he and his wife,
Magdalena, were the parents of a large family, all of whom passed their
lives in Germany, with the exception of Christian, of whom further, and
Adam, who came to the United States and died in Williamsport, Penn-
(II) Christian Yaggi, son of George Christian and Magdalena Yaggi,
was born in Germany, in June, 1823, died in Allegheny (Pittsburgh
North Side), Pennsylvania. He lived in the home land in his youth, in
young manhood coming to the United States, locating in Allegheny. He
was for a time employed by a Mr. Lutz, a brewer, afterward becoming
proprietor of a saloon on Spring Garden avenue, where he was engaged in
business at the time of his death. He and his wife were members of St.
Mary's Church, Roman Catholic. He married, in Allegheny, Pennsyl-
vania, Anna Killmeyer, born in Germany, September 28, 1837, daughter
of Frederick and Anna (Killmeyer) Killmeyer. After his death she mar-
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ried a second time, her second husband being a distant relative of her first
and bearing the same name. She survives him, making her home with
her daughter, Magdalena, at McKees Rocks. She came to the United
States in 1855 to join a brother, August, and Uved at his home in Alle-
gheny until her marriage. Her parents left their native land in 1864,
settling in Pittsburgh. His occupation was that of laborer, his home in the
west end of the city. His wife died in October, 1865, and he married a
second time, about 1875, Mary Schuler being his second wife. Both he
and his wife held membership in the Roman Catholic church. His chil-
dren, all by his first marriage: i. Antonia, died in infancy. 2. Antonia,
married Marcus Deering, and died in Cincinnati, Ohio, where her husband's
death occurred. 3. Joseph, died in Pittsburgh. 4. John, a soldier in the
German army, died in the service. 5. August, lives retired in Allegheny,
Pennsylvania. 6. Anna, of previous mention, married Christian Yaggi.
7. Fredoline, a resident of Butler, Pennsylvania. 8. Marcus, died in infancy.
9. Marcus, died in Pittsburgh. 10. Mathias, died in Allegheny. 11. Johanna,
married Andres Pflum, both deceased. 12. Qiristian, retired, a resident of
Pittsburgh, West End. 13. Sebastian, died in infancy. 14. Sebastian, lives
retired in Pittsburgh. Children of Christian and Anna (Killmeyer) Yaggi:
I. Magdalena, married John Yunker, deceased, and resides at McKees
Rocks, Pennsylvania. 2. Fred, of whom further. 3. Charles, died at
McKees Rocks. 4. Anna, died in childhood. Children of second marriage
of Anna (Killmeyer) Yaggi: i. Emma, died in infancy. 2. Elizabeth,
married William Cousin, and resides at McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania. 3.
Jacob, associated in business with his half-brother, Fred Yaggi.
(HI) Fred Yaggi, son of Christian and Anna (Killmeyer) Yaggi, was
born in Allegheny, Allegheny county, Pennsylvania, August 8, 1861. His
education was obtained in the public schools of the city and in St. Mary's
parochial school, and at the completion of his studies he entered the dry
goods store of H. H. Meyer, serving in the capacity of clerk for about
three and a half years, later being employed in a general company store in
the west end of Pittsburgh. The next two and a half years he passed in a
large clothing store, in 1887 coming to McKees Rocks, and being associated
in business with his brother-in-law, John Yunker, as clerk, so remaining
until 1900, when they formed a partnership. John Yunker's establishment
was at first a small general store, a line of business that he and his partner
forsook for furniture dealing at the time of the numerous oil discoveries
in the vicinity, which stimulated trade conditions in an appreciable degree.
Their store was at No. 200-202 Chartiers avenue, the increase in the volume
of their business necessitating more spacious quarters, which they found
in a neighboring building. No. 212-216, where the firm has been since
located. As well as being the oldest furniture dealer, he is one of the lead-
ing home furnishers of the locality, his large stock including, besides furni-
ture, carpets, pictures, and the other necessities and luxuries required in
home-making. His establishment is widely known, everywhere favorably,
his extensive dealings based upon the firm foundation of a uniformly high
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grade of goods and an unfailing policy of straightforward transactions,
free from the chicanery that so often dims the right in the business world.
Mr. Yaggi, a Democrat in politics, belongs with his wife to St. Francis
de Sales Roman Catholic Church, fraternizing with the Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks.
He married, in 1886, Mary F. Linsler, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsyl-
vania, daughter of John and Juliana Linsler, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs.
Yaggi are the parents of : Sylvester L., associated in business with his
father ; Leonora ; Fred Jr. ; Robert, died aged four years ; Norbert.
The Roland family, of which Charles Maurice Roland,
ROLAND D.D.S., is a distinguished member, is of Irish origin, having
come from Ireland to the United States during the life of
Dr. Roland's grandfather.
(I) This gentleman, Maurice Roland, was born in the "Old Country"
during the early part of the nineteenth century, and while still a young and
single man came from his native land to the United States. Some time after-
his arrival in this country he met Elizabeth Flahavan, also a native of
Ireland, and was married to her. They settled in Steubenville, Ohio, but
had not resided there long before Mr. Roland had an opportunity of show-
ing his patriotism for his adopted country, an opportunity of which he