Thursday, April 16, 2009
Josiah & Nancy Permelia Pease Etheridge
Josiah Etheridge was born January 31, 1829 in Woodmancote, Gloucestershire, England to Benjamin Etheridge and Mary Boulton Etheridge. He came to the United States in 1848 and settled in the Town of Wautoma when it was part of Marquette County and listed as Indianlands. He married Nancy Permelia Pease who was born September 14, 1836 in Rose, Wayne County, New York. Her parents were Alanson Pease and Nancy Jeffers Pease. Because her mother was also named Nancy, she was known as Permelia. Josiah and Permelia lived in a house on Highway A west of Wild Rose in the Town of Rose. They had four children: Alanson Pease Etheridge who married Emma Spicer, Mary Etheridge who married Oren Jenks, Benjamin who died at 5 months and Fannie Etheridge who married Jerry C Pierce. Permelia died June 29, 1912 and Josiah died January 12, 1922. They are both buried in Wild Rose Union Cemetery.