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in his tastes and devoted to his family. He
married, November 28, 1854, Susan Jordan
Lovell, born August 22, 1832, at East Wey-
mouth. She survives her husband and resides
at East Weymouth. She is the daughter of
George Goodnow Lovell. Children: 1. Mary
D.. born October 19, 1864, mentioned below.
2. Arthur B., born October 24, 1869, died June
14. 1871. at East Weymouth.

(IX) Mary D., daughter of Jairus Sinclair
Sprague, was born at East Weymouth. Octo-
ber 19, 1864. She was educated there in the
public schools. She married, November 28,
1883, Walter Ernest McFaun, born at East
Weymouth, February 8, 1864, son of James
and Lucina (Griffith) McFaun. His grand-
father came from Scotland to Weymouth. His
father was born in Glasgow, Scotland ; his
mother in Baltimore. Mr. McFaun had
brothers : William, Robert, Thomas, Frank
and Charles ; sisters : Hattie, Alice and Flor-
ence. Mr. McFaun is a carpenter by trade,
also a shoemaker and nailer, a general mechanic
of much skill. He is independent in politics;
a member of Crescent Lodge, No. 82, Inde-
pendent Order of Odd Fellows; Steadfast
Lodge, Daughters of Rebekah, of which his
wife, also Mrs. Jairus S. Sprague, are mem-
bers, and of which Mrs. Sprague was secretary
for three years. Children of Mr. and Mrs. Mc-
Faun : 1. Bertha S., born April 23, 1885, married
Edward R. Bailey, a clerk at the Fore River
engine works in Quincy, and they have had



one child, Christine F., born December 31,
1907. 2. Arthur Sinclair, born June 19, 1888,
died December 1, 1890. 3. Pearl G., born July
16, 1893, student in the Weymouth high school.

Robert Clark, probably of Scotch
CLARK ancestry, was an early settler at

Buckland. Massachusetts. Accord-
ing to the census of 1790 he was living at Buck-
land and had three males over sixteen, two
under sixteen and four females in his family —
four sons probably and three daughters. He
was probably born in Ireland of Scotch-Irish
parents and Scotch ancestry. It is not known
to the writer whether his parents came to this
country. According to family tradition he lived
for a time in Plymouth and Bristol counties
before coming to Buckland. He was a farmer
at Buckland.

( II ) James, son of Robert Clark, was born
in Buckland about 1780, and died there. He
was a farmer in Buckland all his active life.
He married Almeda Davis. Children : James,
Daniel, Chandler, mentioned below ; Almeda.

(III) Chandler, son of James Clark, was
born February 24, 1807, died December 30,
1877, in Holyoke. He married, December 17,
1835, Joanna Woodward, daughter of Spencer
Woodward, of Buckland. He settled in 1859
in Holyoke, where he was an active member
of the Methodist church. He was a shoe mer-
chant. His wife died May 28, 1885. Children:
1. Eliza Townsley, born November 14, 1836,
died at Charlemont, Massachusetts, November
12, 1853. 2 - Francis Asbury, December 29,
1840, died April 15, 1843. 3. Embury Philip,
mentioned below.

(IV) Colonel Embury Philip, son of Chand-
ler Clark, was born in Buckland, March 31,
1845. He was educated in the public schools
and began work as clerk in a grocery store.
When but seventeen years old, he enlisted in
Company B, Forty-sixth Regiment, Massachu-
setts Volunteer Militia, for the civil war, in
July, 1862. He was appointed corporal and
served nine months. The regiment was sent
to North Carolina and immediately began cam-
paign work on an expedition to Kinston,
White Hall and Goldsboro, under General J. G.
Foster. The following summer it was ordered
to Fortress Monroe to join the Army of the
James, but instead was dispatched to Balti-
more, then to Harper's Ferry, finally joining
the army of the Potomac at Funkstown, Mary-
land. After his service he returned to Holyoke
and was successively a druggist, paymaster of

a large manufacturing concern, and registrar
of the Holyoke W'ater Works, an office which
he held from July 1, 1876, until January 1,
1893, when he resigned to take up the duties
of sheriff. Colonel Clark was prominently
identified with educational work and was fif-
teen years a member of the school board. He
was elected sheriff of Hampden county in
1892, and has held the office ever since. In
politics he is a Republican. In 1868 he enlisted
in the state militia, Second Regiment, and was
appointed sergeant of Company K. He was
elected captain, June 4, 1869; major, August
14, 1871 ; colonel, August 31, 1875; and dis-
charged April 28. 1876. He re-enlisted as cap-
tain in Company D, December 23, 1878; was
elected lieutenant-colonel, August 2, 1879; col-
onel, February 2, 1899. He served all through
the Spanish war, at Santiago, Cuba, as colonel
of the Second Regiment of Infantry, Massa-
chusetts Volunteers, in 1898. He was elected
brigadier-general of the First Brigade, July
26, 1904. He is a member of Post No. 71.
Grand Army of the Republic, and served as
commander several years. He is a member of
Massachusetts Commandery of the Military-
Order of the Loyal Legion of the United
States; of the Naval and Military Order of
Spanish- American War, of which he was com-
mander-in-chief in 1904; of the Society Army
of Santiago de Cuba; Order of Foreign Wars,
and of the League of Spanish War Veterans.
Mr. Clark is a member of the Springfield
Board of Trade: Nayasset Club; Winthrop
Club ; Holyoke Lodge, Independent Order of
Odd Fellows ; Knights of Pythias of Holyoke;
Belcher Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons. He
married, August 21, 1866, Eliza Ann Seaver,
born February 13, 1846, daughter of Perley
and Julia (Field) Seaver. Children: 1. Kate
Elizabeth, born at Chicopee, December 3, 1869;
married Edwin L. Brewer, and had children:
Doris, Evelyn, Chauncy, Kenneth. 2. Edward
Simpson, born at Holyoke, April 5, 1873 ; mar-
ried Bessie Farr, daughter of Mrs. H. M.
Fair, of Holyoke. 3. Frederick Bayard, born
at Holyoke, September 4, 1878; educated at
Holyoke and Springfield Business College ;
was a clerk in the office of the civil service
examiners at Washington, and now in the
Isthmian canal department ; married Alice Ly-
man, of Northampton. 4. Alice May, born at
Holyoke, May 18, 1880; graduate of the Mc-
Duffee school at Springfield; married George
S. Lombard, of the Lombard Iron Works of
Augusta, Georgia.



The surname Snell has been known
SNELL in colonial and national history on
this side of the Atlantic ocean
since about the last half of the seventeenth
century, although the immigrant ancestor of
the family sought to be treated in this place
did not come into the country until about the
time of the first war with the mother country.

(I) John Snell, the immediate ancestor of
the immigrant, was of English birth and ances-
try, and lived on what was known as the West
North Farm, in Doubwalls, near Liskard, Eng-
land. He had two brothers, Samuel and Ed-
ward, both of whom came to America about
the time of the revolution and are supposed to
have settled somewhere in the New England
colonies. The Snells of New Bedford, Massa-
chusetts, are of this same family, although it is
not known from which of the brothers they
are descended. John Snell married twice, the
name of his firs't wife being (it is beljeved)
Mary Stevens, but the name of his second wife
does not appear. His children, born of his
first marriage, were: John (see post), Richard,
Elizabeth, Mary, Samuel, Ann, Eliza, who mar-
ried in England, Thomas Mayne, of Cornwall,
and on coming to America settled in Montreal,

(II) John (2), son of John (1) and Mary
(Stevens) Snell, was born on the homestead at
the West North Farms, in Doubwalls, Eng-
land, and was about nineteen years old when
his father died. After that on account of a
misunderstanding with his brothers he resolved
to leave England and come to America. He
sailed for this country and took up his home
in Wayne county, Pennsylvania, where he died
and is buried. Five of his children were born
in England. He married Elizabeth, daughter
of Jonathan and Alma Werry. She was bap-
tized December 1, 1794, and by her John Snell
had eight children: 1. Mary, born March 15,
1822, died April 4, 1904; married Thomas
Stevens. 2. John, January 30, 1824, died about
1854; never married. 3. Richard, April 12,
1826, went to sea and never was heard of
afterward. 4. Samuel (see post). 5. Eliza-
beth, December 29, 1829, died in 1866; mar-
ried Jacob Fox, who is still living in Ohio. 6.
Jane' Phillips, December 31, 1833; married
Charles Bode, and has three children : Richard,
Joseph and Mary Bode. 7. Ann Maria, Janu-
ary 3, 1836; married William Gregory. 8.
Ellen, April 29, 1838, died young.

(Ill) Samuel, son of John (2) and Eliza-
beth (Werry) Snell, was born' May 4, 1828,
and when a boy was sent to the common

schools of the township in Wayne county,
Pennsylvania, in which his parents then lived.
At the age of sixteen he began working out at
farming, and when about nineteen years old
he began an apprenticeship to the trade of a
carpenter, worked with Nettleton, Bartlett &
Ferry, in Springfield, Massachusetts, in which
city he lived about two and one half years. He
then removed to Holyoke and followed his
trade of journeyman carpenter, and in the
course of his work in that city he assisted in
the erection of the Lyman mills and other
large structures built by the Holyoke Water
Power Company. About 1878 he became inter-
ested in the manufacture of pottery drainer
bottoms for use in the paper mills of Holyoke,
and the business then started in a small way
gradually developed into one of the most ex-
tensive enterprises of its kind in the region.
In 1862 Mr. Snell was one of the owners and
operated the Holyoke Swing Ferry. He was
the first man who built the first tar walk in
Holyoke and was the owner of the business.
He also helped to build the first Quaker church
in Brooklyn, New York. And besides his
interest in business concerns Mr. Snell during
his long residence in Holyoke has been some-
what active in public affairs and has served in
various capacities, such as member of the city
government, in the fire department for four
years and as member of the board of engineers
about the same length of time. He is a com-
municant in the Protestant Episcopal church,
a Republican in politics, a Master Mason and
an Odd Fellow. He married, October 15,
1866, Phebe Ann, daughter of Benjamin Arnold
and Mary (Green) Streeter, of Vernon, Ver-
mont (see Streeter).

The Streeter family in New
STREETER England in early times ap-
pears to have been a part of
the agricultural class of the community during
the long period in which farm owners were
leaders in the affairs of the several communities
in which they lived; but in more recent years
the tendency of the family has been to draw
away from the farm and incline in the direc-
tion of business and professional pursuits.

( I ) Stephen Streeter, the immigrant ances-
tor of the branch of the family here proposed
to be treated, is supposed to have been born in
Gourdhurst. Kent, England, about the year
1600, and was living there until the time of
his departure for America, about 1639 or 1640.
He appears first in the old town of Gloucester
on Cape Ann, Massachusetts Bay Colony,

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where lie took the freeman's oath, May 20,
1644. He and his wife Ursula united with the
church there on March 21, 1652, and it is quite
probable that he died soon after the date last
mentioned. As shown by his will he was a
cordwainer (shoemaker) by trade. Stephen
and Ursula Streeter had seven children: 1.
Stephen (see post). 2. Sarah. 3. Samuel. 4.
John, a soldier of King Philip's war. 5. Han-
nah. 6. Rebecca. 7. Mary, who was born after
her father's death, about 1652.

(II) Stephen (2). eldest son and child of
Stephen ( 1 ) and Ursula Streeter, died in 1689.
He lived in Charlestown, Watertown, Muddy
River ( Brookline ) and Cambridge. He- inher-
ited from his father one half of his homestead
in Charlestown, which he and his wife Deb-
orah, then living at Muddy River, sold in 1679.
In i(i8i they also sold lands in Charlestgwn,
formerly the property of his father, to Rich-
mond Russell. Further than this nothing is
known of Stephen Streeter, and he appears
not to have made a will, nor is there any record
of administration of his estate. He died in
Cambridge in 1689, and his widow was ad-
mitted to church communion there in 1 701.
They had eight children: 1. Stephen, born
Watertown, June 20. 1667. 2. Sarah, Water-
town. October 2. 1669. 3. Samuel, born prob-
ably at Muddy River. 4. John (see post). 5.
Rebecca, September 3, 1683, at Cambridge. 6.
Deborah, Cambridge, September 25, 1685,
died April 7, 1689. 7. Joseph, September 18,
1687. died October 22, 1736. 8. Benjamin,
November 25, 1689, died 1690.

(III) John, son of Stephen (2) and Deborah
Streeter, was born probably at Muddy River
( Brookline ) , and afterward lived at Cambridge,
from whence he removed about 1706 to Attle-
boro and settled in that part of the town known
as Cumberland, where he died April 5, 1729.
The record shows that he bought lands there
in 1705 and at various times afterward. He
owned the covenant in Cambridge in 1700,
and evidently was a man of piety and industry.
He married (first) April 9, 1700, at Cambridge,
Mary Whitcomb, who died at Attleboro, Feb-
ruary 5, 1715-16, and married (second) Au-
gust 1. 1716, in Rehoboth, Judith Shores (or
Shares), of Wrentham, who survived him and
afterward married Edward Day, of Attleboro.
John Streeter had in all fifteen children, nine
by his first and six by his second wife. The
first three were born in Cambridge and the
others in Attleboro: 1. Hannah, December
26, 1700. 2. Mary, March 29, 1702. 3. John,
April 6, 1704. died 1757. 4. Elizabeth, March

27, 1706, died June 7, 1706. 5. James, March
26, 1707 (see post). 6. Jonathan, March 2,
1708-09, died before 1728. 7. Elizabeth, Octo-
ber 13, 171 1, died April 7, 1712. 8. Josiah,
March 3. 1712-13. 9. Jeremiah, February 3,
1715-16. 10. Abigail, September 17, 1717. II.
Rachel, February 24, 1719. 12. Sarah, February
9, 1721. 13. Isaiah, July 29, 1724. 14. Amy,
July 15, 1726. 15. Hannah, April 30, 1729.

( IV) James, son of John and Mary (Whit-
comb) Streeter, was born in Attleboro, March
26, 1707, and was baptized at Rehoboth, May
4 following. He died in Cumberland, prob-
ably before 1760, for his son Jonathan, who
made his will on May 23 of that year, men-
tions his mother, brothers and sisters, but not
his father. He married, at Rehoboth, August

8, 1734, Jemima Staples, who survived him and
afterward married. December n, 1764, Samuel
Tingley, of Attleboro. James and Jemima
( Staples ) Streeter had nine children : 1. Esther,
born Attleboro, September 2, 1735, married
Enoch Streeter. 2. Jonathan, Wrentham, Jan-
uary 19, 1736-37, died December 1, 1760; was
a soldier of the French and Indian war. 3.
Jemima, April 25, 1739, died Chesterfield,
New Hampshire, 1776; married Ebenezer
Streeter. 4. James, January 16, 1741 (see
post). 5. Amos, September 24, 1744. 6.
David. 7. Mary, married, 1779, John Brayler,
of Cumberland. 8. Rachel, November 5, 1749.

9. John, August 16, 1751.

(V) James (2), son of James (1) and
Jemima (Staples) Streeter, was born in Cum-
berland, January 16, 1741. He was a grantee
of lands in Cumberland in 1771, but later re-
moved to Vernon, Vermont, where, February
14, 1804, he and his wife Hannah deeded to
their son James lands in Hillsdale, New Hamp-
shire, and he takes in return to himself a lease
to improve the same during the lifetime of
himself and his wife Hannah. Mrs. Hannah
Sweetland, youngest child of James and Han-
nah Streeter, said that she was nine years old
when her parents moved to Vermont, which
was in 1791, and she was born in 1782. James
Streeter married, October 21, 1764, Hannah
Tower, born August 5, 1744, daughter of John
and Hannah (Hancock) Tower, and by whom
he had nine children : I. Jonathan, born about
1766-67, died 1791. 2. John, died unmarried.
3. James, May 4, 1771. 4. Lydia. 5. Asa. 6.
Paul. November 9, 1778 (see post). 7. Lucretia,

married Johnson. 8. Hannah, March

5, 1782, died February 21, 1884. aged one hun-
dred and one years, eleven months, eighteen
days: married, 1798, Thomas Sweetland.



(VI) Paul, son of James (2) and Hannah
(Tower) Streeter, was born in Cumberland,
November 9, 1778, died in Vernon, Vermont,
November 6, 1857. He was a farmer (called
yeoman) and spent the greater part of his life
in Vermont. He married, January 1, 1800,
Anna Dresser, born Goshen, Connecticut, De-
cember 13, 1784, died March 7, 1859, having
borne her husband twelve children : 1. Lucretia,
December 31, 1801, married Stephen Johnson.
2. Luther, March 27, 1803, died in Chicopee,
Massachusetts : married, December 23, 1824,
Celinda Stearns, born November 8, 1805. 3.
Noyes, March io, 1806., died in Vernon, Ver-
mont; married (first) Mary Gould, (second)
January 10, i860, Widow Laura Evans. 4.
Philander H., May 9, 1808, died February 28,
1861 ; married, July 21, 1830, Polly Butter-
field, born July 21, 1810, died May 17, 1866.

5. Benjamin Arnold, July 14. 1810 (see post).

6. Lucinda, April 17, 1813, died November 14,
1847; married Charles Stoddard. 7. Julia Ann,
September 23, 1814, died December 25, 1862;
married Jonathan B. Greene. 8. Mary Louisa,
September 3, 1816, died January 4, 1854; mar-
ried Willard Johnson. 9. Jerusha, December
30, 1818; married Edward B. Brown. iq.
James P., February 8, 1821 ; married, Novem-
ber 26, 1840, Minerva L. Langdon. 11. Nancy
B., May 30, 1823, died April 9, 1844; married
Solomon Thayer. 12. Hannah E., May 20,
1825, died January 18, 1839.

(VII) Benjamin Arnold, son of Paul and
Anna (Dresser) Streeter, was born July 14,
1810. died July 10, 1864. He married, May
12. 1831, Mary Green, by whom he had nine
children: 1. Mary Lavinia, April 4, 1832;
married William S. Chase ; died April 23, 1909.
2. Benjamin Arnold, January 12, 1834; mar-
ried (first) December 1, 1857, Martha J. Per-
son, (second) January 12, 1871, Hattie L.
Snow. 3. Phebe Ann, February 6, 1836; mar-
ried Samuel Snell (see Snell). 4. Lovisa, Au-
gust 26, 1838; married Hubbard Goodenough.
5. Philander Alonzo, September 15, 1840; lives
in Holyoke. 6. Daniel Gale, August 18, 1842,
died June 19, 1870. 7. Hannah E., February
11, 1845; married David Goodrich. 8. Clarissa,
E., June 16, 1848. 9. Uriah N., February 24,

William Peering was born in
BEERING Hanover, Germany, of an an-
cient and influential German
family. From the same stock were descended
the founders of the famous banking house of
Baring Brothers, London, England. He was

a man of means and for many years was a
banker and broker in his native city. He died
in Hanover at the age of seventy-eight years.
He married Mary . Children: 1. Will-
iam Jr., served for three years in the German
army, now a prominent business man of H in-
over. 2. Frederick William, born December
21. 1842; mentioned below. 3. Henry, settled
in Brazil.

(II) Frederick William, son of William
Beering, was born in Hanover, December 21,
1842, and received a thorough education at
the Hanover Gymnasium. He went to Brazil,
South America, where his brother Henry
owned what has since proved to be one of the
richest and most profitable mines on the Con-
tinent, but while Henry Beering was in Ger-
many on a visit he fell sick and died before
the title could be properly protected and
secured, the property reverted to the govern-
ment and the heirs lost great wealth. Fred-
erick W. returned to Germany, after the death
of his brother, and not long afterward em-
barked for the United States, landing in New
York and soon afterward coming to Boston,
where he followed the art of wood-engraving,
carving and designing. He attained much
skill in this difficult craft and made wood-
carving his occupation through his active life.
In recent years he has been virtually retired
from active labor, residing with his son, Dr.
Beering, at Jamaica Plain. He married, in
Boston. June 20, 1 771, Elizabeth Radway,
born at Astibrach, some twenty miles from
Hanover, Germany, in 1846. She came to this
country when six years old with her parents
and settled in New York City. Her father,
I'.rigadier General Henry Radway, was for
many years a prominent officer of the German
army, who became a wealthy dealer in rag and
paper stock. His place of business was at the
corner of Fifth avenue and Twelfth street, New
York City. In later years he suffered large
financial losses. He died at the age of seventy-
six years; his wife died several years after-
ward. Mrs. Beering has one sister, Anne,
wife of Florentine Schentzer, a watch-case
maker, Bromfield street, Boston. Children of
Mr. and Mrs. Beering, born in Boston: 1.
Frederick William Jr., October 1, 1875, men-
tioned below. 2. Cecilia, September 21, 1877;
educated in the public schools of Boston; lives
at home with her parents. 3. Josephine, April
5, 1879 ; educated in the Boston public schools ;
resides with parents.

(III) Dr. Frederick William (2), son of
Frederick William (1) Beering, was born in



Boston, October 1, 1875. He attended the
public and high schools of Boston and the
Harvard Medical School. He left Harvard
before graduating to complete his medical
studies in Vienna. Having graduated and
having had valuable hospital experience, he
returned to Boston and began to practice in
Jamaica Plain, December 10, 1899. He and
his father bought the home on South street
where he has his offices. He has enjoyed a
large practice, especially in surgery, which he
has made a specialty, and he has performed
manv notable capital operations. Dr. Beering
stands well in the medical fraternity and is
often called in consultation with other practi-
tioners. He has given his undivided attention
to study and practice from the outset. In poli-
tics he is a Republican, and in religion a Roman
Catholic. He is a member of various medical

The Fotch family is of ancient
F< )TCH Saxon stock, intermingled with
Hungarian, and many of the men
of this surname have been prominent and influ-
ential in Germany.

( I ) Joseph Fotch was born in Saxony, Ger-
many, in 1818. and died in Tokay, Hungary,
in 1884. He was educated in the German
schools and learned the trade of upholsterer.
He went to Tokay where he followed his trade
in connection with other business all his active
life. In 1847-48 he served in the army and
fought in many engagements during the war,
but escaped with slight wounds. He married,
in Tokay, Theresa Bely, who was born in or
near Tokay in 1828, of" an ancient Hungarian
family. She was liberally educated in the
modern and ancient languages, several of which
she spoke fluently. She died in 1870 from the
shock of the great fire that destroyed most of
the city, including all the houses, stock and
household goods of Mr. Fotch and the large
holdings in real estate and vineyards of the
Bely family. Stephen Bely, her father, was
a prominent grape grower and wine merchant.
He also served in the army in the rebellion of
1847-48. The Bely family was prominent in
Tokav and Zemplin county for many genera-
tions.' Stephen's brother, Alexander Bely,
\\a< for thirty years county judge; his brother
Julius was a priest of the Roman Catholic
church to which the family adhered. Another
brother was city treasurer of Tokay. Of the
twelve children of Joseph Fotch, all sons, six
grew to maturity, viz: 1. Alexander E., learned
the trade of furrier; served in the army; came

to Xew York ; removed to Cleveland, Ohio,
where he established himself as a furrier and
is one of the leading merchants in his line in
that city; married Mary Stulman, a native of
Hungary, niece of a Hungarian bishop and
sister of a prominent priest of Tokay; their
only child Elizabeth is a nun. 2. Rudolph,
lived on the homestead in Tokay and culti-
vated his vineyard ; served in the Hungarian
army ; had two sons. 3. Stephen, lives in
Xagyvarad, a successful shoe dealer ; married,
but childless. 4. Albert B., born August 2,
1854; mentioned below. 5. Ludwig, sergeant
in the Sixth Regiment in the Hungarian-
Austro-war; manager of a large estate; mar-
ried Szabo Erzsi. 6. Szabo, resides in Szeudro-
lad, Hungary. 7. Bely, learned the trade of
furrier in Hungary and settled in San Fran-
cisco, California, and established a successful-
business as furrier in that city.

1 II 1 Albert B., son of Joseph Fotch, was
born in Tokay, August 2, 1854. He received
an excellent elementary education, attending

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