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John Matthew Tappen

John Matthew Tappen

Male 1827 - 1910  (82 years)

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  • Name John Matthew Tappen 
    Born 7 May 1827  Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jan 1910  Ottawa County, Kansas, USA Plot Addition 1, Lot 14, Plot 7 Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Delphos Republican, January 21, 1910

      J.M. Tappen, an old and one of the most highly respected residents of the community died Wednesday morning after a lingering illness. The funeral will be held today and will be conducted by the Masons of which order he was a prominent member. An obituary will appear next week.


      February 11, 1910

      John Matthew Tappen was born in Rhinebeck, Duchess County, N.Y. May 7, 1827 and died Jan. 25, 1910. He married Eleanor Baker at Rockford Ill., in 1859, who died July 15, 1904.

      To this union were born five children, the eldest dying in infancy. Four survive him, Geo. T., living near Lake Geneva, Wis., Susan B. Thacher, living near Zenda, Wis., Jennie A. Coffin, living in Arletta, Oregon and John H., living at Delphos.

      Being left fatherless at an early age, the family, consisting of mother, two brothers and three sisters, moved to Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and later to Jersey City, N.J., where deceased grew to manhood. During the gold excitement in 1849-1850, he went to California by sailing vessel around Cape Horn. He remained in California about four years and then went to Chicago where, with his brother, H.H. Tappen, he engaged in the mercantile business, later being in business in Rockford, Ill. He lived in McHenry County, Illinois, a few years.

      In the spring of 1871, he came to Kansas and homesteaded the farm on which he lived until two years ago when he removed to Delphos, where he resided at the time of his death. He was one of the organizers of the Masonic Lodge at Delphos, of which order he was a member for more than fifty years.

      His was a long life, filled with useful activities and in the fullest measure, he enjoyed the respect and confidence of all who knew him. He was laid to rest by the brothers of the order whose principles had been faithfully followed by him for half a century. He measured up to the full standard of a righteous manhood and his memory will be kept green in the hearts of those who knew him best.
    Buried Delphos Cemetery, Delphos, Ottawa County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I162  tree1
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2018 

    Father John Teunis Tappen,   b. 26 Dec 1790, Dover Plains, Dutchess County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1840, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Jane Ann Hagaman,   b. 9 Oct 1796, Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1864, Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 22 May 1817  1st Dutch Reformed Church, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor Baker,   b. 16 Jul 1830,   d. 15 Jul 1904, Delphos, Ottawa County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 19 Apr 1859  Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Infant Tappen,   b. Abt 1860, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. George Teunis Tappen,   b. 10 Oct 1862, Rockford, Winnabago County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1936, Lake Geneva, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +3. Susan Baker Tappen,   b. 26 Oct 1864, Alden Township, McHenry County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1928, Zenda, Linn Township, Walworth County. Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +4. Jane Ann Tappen,   b. 18 Jul 1867, Alden, McHenry County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1917, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +5. John Henry Tappen,   b. 25 Jan 1872, Solomon Township, Cloud County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1948, Solomon Township, Cloud County, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Tappen, John Matthew 1827 - 1910
    Tappen, John Matthew 1827 - 1910
    John Matthew Tappen 1827 - 1910

    Headstones
    Tappen, John Matthew 1827 - 1910
    Tappen, John Matthew 1827 - 1910
    John Matthew Tappen 1827 - 1910 Headstone

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Tappen Family Bible, John Teunis Tappen 1790 - 1840.

    2. [S288] Find A Grave, (Web).
      MEMORIAL ID 10171363

    3. [S7] NYG&B Record, Vol 75 P162.