Henry Moe Misener1

ID # 106, (1840-1901)
Henry Moe Misener|b. 30 Jan 1840\nd. 20 Feb 1901|p106.htm|Adam Misener|b. 20 Feb 1798\nd. 21 Sep 1901|p47.htm|Helen Coleman|b. 28 Oct 1799\nd. 16 Apr 1895|p44.htm|||||||John Coleman|b. 1760\nd. 5 Oct 1844|p33.htm|Elizabeth Lawrason|b. 1769\nd. 24 May 1845|p34.htm|
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     Henry Moe Misener was born on 30 January 1840 at Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario.1 He was the son of Adam Misener and Helen Coleman.1 He married Lavinia Piggott on 20 May 1868. (notes: Lincoln and Welland Counties Marriage Register:
Misener Henry Moe, 28, St. George, Troy Ontario, s/o Adam & Helen, married 20 May 1868 Lovina Piggott, 24, Toronto, Yorkville, d/o James and Lovina.

Why this appears in the Lincoln and Welland Counties Marriage Register isn't clear. The place of their marriage isn't stated.).1
He died on 20 February 1901 at Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, at age 61.1 He was buried at Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.1 To sort out Henry Moe Misener's family, I began with the information provided by Connie Duke on her excellent Misener web pages. Then I checked the 1881 census. The family is at Wallaceburg in Kent County, Ontario. Henry is said to be a lumberman. His first two children, Charlesand Maud, are said to have been born in the USA. The remaining children were born in Ontario.

The U.S. birth of the two children is explained by the 1870 census taken at Bay City, Michigan. Henry is there with Lavinia and their one year old child Charley. The census places Charley's birth in Canada, but I rather imagine that the 1881 census is likely correct.

Henry and Lavinia appear in the 1900 census taken at Detroit, Michigan, ward 12, district 132.

A few words should be said here about Henry's name. Henry was born January 30, 1840. Henry Moe of St. George had died in the autumn of 1839and he was evidently a close to Henry's parents. To begin with, HenryMoe of St. George was Helena Coleman's brother-in-law, for he was married to Helena's sister Teressa Coleman. Henry of St. George was a bondsman for the marriage of Adam Misener and Helena. Henry Moe and Adam Misener, along with Malachi Sager, were the first trustees for the Troy Cemetery. Also, Henry's sister Amanda Moe was married to James Perrine (sometimes spelled Prine - these spellings varied with their children). Amanda and James had a daughter Sarah Elizabeth who married Conrad Misener, son of Adam Misener by his first wife Mary Miller. (Sarah was Conrad's second wife.) This marriage took place in 1860, long after Henry Moe of St. George had died, but there was a considerable family connection. Adam and Helena were obviously fond enough of Henry Moeto name their next born son after him.

On October 28, 1875, Henry Moe Misener went to the clerk's office in Wallaceburg to register a birth. What ensued in conversation with the clerk is unknown, but before he walked out four children had been registered. They all agree with the month and day of the childrens' birth,but two or three of the registrations are a year off the available information. This is being researched.

Connie Duke's information for Henry Moe Misener reads as follows:

Henry Moe Misener, b. 30 Jan 1840 ON; d. 21 Feb 1901 Detroit, MI. Parents: Adam Misener (1798-1901) & Helena COLEMAN. Sp: Lavinia PIGGOTT, m. 19 Aug 1868 St David M.E. Church. She was b. 24 Apr 1843 Toronto, ON, parents b. England; d. 14 Jun 1909 Detroit, MI. 1870 res Bay City, Bay Co, MI; 1900 res Ward 12, Detroit, MI, m. 32 yrs, 6 ch b., 5 ch living, immigrated 1885. Ch: Charles Henry [1869], Helen Maud [1870], Mable Lavinia [1872], Isabella Adelaide [1873], Harry Coleman [1874], Alexander Max McRoberts [1880].

This may well be correct. It's interesting to note that the marriage date of 19 August 1868 is contradicted by the information in the Marriage Register for Lincoln and Welland Counties. This gives a marriage date of 20 May 1868. See this note under their marriage.1

Last Edited=9 Nov 2007

Children of Henry Moe Misener and Lavinia Piggott


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.