Teresa Evans1

ID # 339, (1844-)
Teresa Evans|b. 1844|p339.htm|Israel Evans|b. 1822\nd. 5 Feb 1900|p10.htm|Minerva Jane Moe|b. 1827\nd. 19 Oct 1886|p4.htm|||||||Henry Moe|d. 22 Oct 1839|p1.htm|Teressa M. Coleman|b. 18 Feb 1802\nd. 16 Sep 1894|p2.htm|
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     Teresa Evans was born in 1844 at Chatham, Kent County, Ontario.1 She was the daughter of Israel Evans and Minerva Jane Moe.1 She married Charles Mulholland on 22 December 1863 at Chatham, Kent County, Ontario. (notes: microfilm MS248, reel 8, vol 23, Kent Co marriages 1858 - 1869
Charles MULLHOLLAND, 21, Chatham, U. States, s/o James & Jane MULLHOLLAND, married Teresa EVANS, 19, Chatham, Chatham, d/o Israel & Jane EVANS, witn: Orville DOLSEN, 22 December 1863).1
She married Ludwig Raymer on 11 December 1873 at Chatham, Kent County, Ontario. (notes: 006520-73 Chatham, Kent Co. December 11, 1873. Ludwig Rayner, 21, residing Chatham, born Twp. of Pickering, bachelor, farmer, parents John and Sarah Rayner. Teresa Mulholland, 29, born and residing Chatham, widow, parents Israel and Minerva Evans. Witnesses: James Blyth and Catherine Robertson, both of Chatham. At Chatham. The bride and groom wereboth Methodists. The clergyman was Rev. N.S. Griffin.

The handwriting in the registration seems to show the name as Rayner,but other records suggest that Raymer is correct.).1
Our information for Teresa Evans is minimal. We know she married Charles Mulholland on December 22, 1863. The 1881 census taken at Yorkville in York East shows two Mulholland children with her: Minnie, age 14, and George, age 12. On December 11, 1873, she married Ludwig Raymer. The same 1881 census shows that they have a child with them, Albert Raymer, age 2. (Spellings of Raymer vary. Some records show Rayner, however the majority show the name as Raymer, including one that Teresa has signed herself.) Later in 1881, Ludwig and Teressa had a daughter Nellia Maude.

It seems reasonable to say that Charles Mulholland died between the birth of George in 1869 and Teresa's remarriage in 1873. No death record has been found for Charles nor a burial record.

Interestingly, in 1941 when Minnie signed the birth registration document for Nellie Maude, she gave her name as Minnie Raymer. She signed this document in the presence of a Notary Public in Detroit and it would seem reasonable that the Notary Public would ask for identification. What happened at that time isn't clear, but Teresa appears in the 1920 census at Detroit. There, she is shown as a widow. With her are daughters Minnie Mulholland, age 51, and Nellie M. Raymer, age 32. The 1920 shows Teresa's immigration as being in 1885, Minnie's as 1908, and Nellie's as 1905.

Ludwig is described as a street car driver when Albert was born. Minnie shows him as a horse trainer in the 1941 document. Since street cars of the day were likely horse drawn, both may be correct.1

Last Edited=27 Jan 2010

Children of Teresa Evans and Charles Mulholland

Children of Teresa Evans and Ludwig Raymer


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.