Mary Jane Getman

b. 4 April 1841, d. 13 November 1877
     Mary Jane Getman was born on 4 April 1841; based on age at death. She married Dan Alexander Viets, son of Dan Viets and Beula Phelps, on 15 August 1859 at Springfield, Hampden Co., MA. Mary Jane Getman died on 13 November 1877 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA, at age 36; aged 36 years, 7 months, 9 days.1

Children of Mary Jane Getman and Dan Alexander Viets

Citations

  1. [S901] East Granby, online https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/…, page 42.
  2. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  3. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Willard W. Viets (7 Jul 1870–24 Nov 1954). Memorial no. 117581325, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/117581325, accessed 24 July 2020, citing Elmwood Cemetery, East Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: c.walker (contributor 47554717).

Elisha Goodrich

b. circa 2 September 1712, d. 2 May 1792
     Elisha Goodrich was born circa 2 September 1712 at Weathersfield, Hartford Co., CT. He was the son of Allen Goodrich and Elizabeth Goodrich. Elisha Goodrich married Rebecca Seymour on 21 November 1734 at Farmington, Hartford Co., CT. Elisha Goodrich died on 2 May 1792 at Berlin, Hartford Co., CT.

Child of Elisha Goodrich and Rebecca Seymour

Anna E. McNamara

b. 1863, d. 1930
     Anna E. McNamara was born in 1863. She married Hartley A. Viets, son of Dan Alexander Viets and Mary Jane Getman. Anna E. McNamara died in 1930 at East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.

Child of Anna E. McNamara and Hartley A. Viets

Hartley A. Viets

b. 28 January 1863, d. June 1930
     Hartley A. Viets was born on 28 January 1863 at East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Dan Alexander Viets and Mary Jane Getman. Hartley A. Viets married Anna E. McNamara. Hartley A. Viets died in June 1930 at East Granby, Hartford Co., CT, at age 67. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery, East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2

Child of Hartley A. Viets and Anna E. McNamara

Citations

  1. [S901] East Granby, online https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/…, page 8.
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Hartley A Viets (1863–1930). Memorial no. 83095226, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/83095226, accessed 23 July 2020, citing Elmwood Cemetery, East Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: Linda Mac (contributor 47062703).

Blanche E. Lyons

b. 1887, d. 1938
     Blanche E. Lyons was born in 1887. She married John Hartley Viets, son of Hartley A. Viets and Anna E. McNamara. Blanche E. Lyons died in 1938.

Child of Blanche E. Lyons and John Hartley Viets

John Hartley Viets

b. 1891, d. 1958
     John Hartley Viets was born in 1891. He was the son of Hartley A. Viets and Anna E. McNamara. John Hartley Viets married Blanche E. Lyons. John Hartley Viets died in 1958.

Child of John Hartley Viets and Blanche E. Lyons

Esther Frances Olsen

b. 13 November 1922, d. 22 March 2017
     Esther Frances Olsen was born on 13 November 1922 at South Africa. She married Sterling Hartley Viets, son of John Hartley Viets and Blanche E. Lyons. Esther Frances Olsen died on 22 March 2017 at Bloomfield, Hartford Co., CT, at age 94.

Esther O. Viets, 94, formerly of Windsor, beloved wife of Sterling Viets, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Seabury in Bloomfield.

Born in South Africa to the late Oscar and Emily (Buckingham) Olsen, she lived in Newington and East Granby before settling in Windsor over 60 years ago.

Esther earned The Golden Eaglet Award from the Girl Scouts of America. She earned her nursing degree from the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing and served as a past president of their Alumni Association. She was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Windsor and enjoyed knitting, but her true passion was her family who will miss her dearly.

Esther is survived by her sons, John Viets and his wife Dorothy of Monroe, Douglas Viets and his wife Priscilla of Sanibel, FL and Sterling Viets and his wife Pamela of Windsor; her sister Mary Jane Johnston of Columbia; her grandchildren, Heather Viets of New York, NY, Allison Bohn of Naugatuck and Ann Holm of Littleton, CO; and 4 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, April 25 at the Carmon Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave Windsor. Burial in Elmwood Cemetery, East Granby will be private.

Child of Esther Frances Olsen and Sterling Hartley Viets

Sterling Hartley Viets1

b. 27 July 1922, d. 28 October 2005
     Sterling Hartley Viets was born on 27 July 1922 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of John Hartley Viets and Blanche E. Lyons. Sterling Hartley Viets married Esther Frances Olsen. Sterling Hartley Viets died on 28 October 2005 at Suffield House, Suffield, Hartford Co., CT, at age 83. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery, East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2

From the Hartford Courant, 30 Oct 2005:

Sterling H. Viets, 83, of Windsor, husband of Esther (Olsen) Viets, died peacefully Friday, (Oct. 28, 2005) at the Suffield House.

Born in Granby, son of the late John H. and Blanche (Lyons) Viets, he lived in Windsor for 57 years. Sterling graduated from Simsbury High School in 1940 and served in the U.S. Army, Panther Division, in the European Theatre during World War II. He had received the Purple Heart and was a proud survivor of the troop ship Leopoldville when it was torpedoed Christmas Eve 1944 in the English Channel on its way to the Battle of the Bulge.

He was in the automobile business most of his career working for Snow Buick, Capitol Motors, and Jack O'Keefe Chevrolet. He started his family business, the Rainbow Bus Company in Windsor in 1963 and served as its president until 1995. Sterling was a member of Washington Lodge #70 A.F. & A.M., Sphinx Temple AAONMS, Gray Dickinson Post #59 American Legion and was a former member of the Bradley Field Kiwanis Club.

Besides his wife Esther he leaves three sons, John S. Viets and his wife Dorothy of Monroe, Dr. Douglas H. Viets and his wife Priscilla of Suffield, and Sterling N. Viets and his wife Pamela of Windsor; three granddaughters, Ann Holm, Alison Viets, and Heather Viets; a great-granddaughter, Rebecca Holm; and a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Johnston of Columbia.

The funeral will be Wednesday, Nov 2, 10 a.m. in the Chapel of the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Avenue, Windsor. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, East Granby with military honors. His family will receive friends Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home. Washington Lodge #70 will conduct a Masonic service at 7:45 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104.

Child of Sterling Hartley Viets and Esther Frances Olsen

Citations

  1. [S596] Ancestry.com.
  2. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Sterling H. Viets (27 Jul 1922–28 Oct 2005). Memorial no. 117592456, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/117592456, accessed 23 July 2020, citing Elmwood Cemetery, East Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: c.walker (contributor 47554717).

Sterling Norman Viets

b. 31 December 1950, d. 19 July 2020
     Sterling Norman Viets was born on 31 December 1950. He was the son of Sterling Hartley Viets and Esther Frances Olsen. Sterling Norman Viets died on 19 July 2020 at Key Largo, Monroe Co., FL, at age 69. He was buried at Elmwood Cemetery, East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1

From the Hartford Courant, 23 July 2020:

Sterling Norman Viets, 69, of Key Largo, FL, beloved husband of Pamela (Kuszaj) Viets, passed away suddenly, Sunday, July 19, 2020.

Born in Hartford, son of the late Sterling H. and Esther (Olsen) Viets, he was raised in Windsor and graduated from Windsor High School in 1969 and received his BA from Nasson College in ME. Growing up in Windsor, he worked on the Brown Tobacco Farm from the age of 14 as did so many Windsor young men. After college, he worked for an agricultural supply company in WI for several years before joining his father in the family company, Rainbow Bus, where he eventually assumed leadership after his father's death. Rainbow Bus provided school transportation for the towns of Windsor, East Granby, and CREC until his retirement in 2018. Sterling was active in the Windsor community and served as an officer for the Windsor Historical Society for many years, a member of the Windsor Club, Past President of the CT School Bus Operators Association, and a social member of both St. Casimir's Lithuanian Society and the Loyal Order of Moose in Thompsonville. Masonry was Sterling's passion and he served as Past Worshipful Master of Washington Lodge # 70 AF & AM; as a 33rd Degree member of the Scottish Rite and York Rite, member of Putnam Lodge # 46 AF & AM, South Woodstock, Hartford Evergreen Lodge # 88 AF & AM, South Windsor, Wolcott Council #1 R & SM, East Hartford, St. Andrews Conclave, Hartford, Washington Commandery # 1 Knights Templar, East Hartford, Pythagoras Chapter # 17 RAM, East Hartford, and Red Cross of Constantine, AASR Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, USA, Valley of Hartford. Sterling was a familiar face at Masonic functions all over the State of CT.

Besides his wife Pam, he leaves two brothers Douglas H. Viets, MD and his wife Priscilla of Sanibel, FL and John S. Viets and his wife Dorothy of Taylors, SC; and his nieces Heather Viets, Ann Holm, and Alison Bohn. His family will receive friends Sunday, July 26, 2020 from 3-6 PM at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Avenue, Windsor. A Graveside Funeral Service will be held Monday, July 27, 2020, 11 AM directly at Elmwood Cemetery, Nicholson Road, East Granby with a committal service by the Rev. Chip Elliott of Grace Episcopal Church, Windsor concluding with a Masonic Funeral Service conducted by officers and members of Washington Lodge # 70 AF & AM. Contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA, 01104.

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Sterling Norman Viets (31 Dec 1950–19 Jul 2020). Memorial no. 213337393, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/213337393, accessed 24 July 2020, citing Elmwood Cemetery, East Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: David McClellan (contributor 47460918).

Emma L. Viets1

b. 20 November 1860
     Emma L. Viets was born on 20 November 1860 at East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1,2 She was the daughter of Dan Alexander Viets and Mary Jane Getman.1

Citations

  1. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S901] East Granby, online https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/…, page 5.

Annis S. Viets1

b. 9 January 1866
     Annis S. Viets was born on 9 January 1866 at East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.2,1 She was the daughter of Dan Alexander Viets and Mary Jane Getman.

Citations

  1. [S901] East Granby, online https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/…, page 10.
  2. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Jessie Beulah Viets

b. 18 April 1873
     Jessie Beulah Viets was born on 18 April 1873 at East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 She was the daughter of Dan Alexander Viets and Mary Jane Getman.

Citations

  1. [S901] East Granby, online https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/…, page 16.

Raynor Holcomb Viets

b. 29 July 1875, d. 25 November 1877
     Raynor Holcomb Viets was born on 29 July 1875 at East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1 He was the son of Dan Alexander Viets and Mary Jane Getman. Raynor Holcomb Viets died on 25 November 1877 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA, at age 2.2

Citations

  1. [S901] East Granby, online https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/…, page 18.
  2. [S901] East Granby, online https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/…, page 42.

Alice Julia Atwood

b. 2 July 1848, d. 8 April 1930
     Alice Julia Atwood was born on 2 July 1848 at Granby, Hartford Co., CT; from Cossitt geneaogy page 69. She married Horace B. Alderman on 4 October 1868. Alice Julia Atwood married Charles A. Grant (?) on 22 April 1876. Alice Julia Atwood married Dan Alexander Viets, son of Dan Viets and Beula Phelps, on 22 November 1884. Alice Julia Atwood died on 8 April 1930 at Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, at age 81.

Children of Alice Julia Atwood and Dan Alexander Viets

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.

Daniel Grave Viets

b. 6 March 1885
     Daniel Grave Viets was born on 6 March 1885 at East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1,2 Daniel Grave Viets was also known as Daniel Grove Viets in Viets genealogy. He was the son of Dan Alexander Viets and Alice Julia Atwood. Daniel Grave Viets was also known as Harry Linwood Viets.

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S901] East Granby, online https://www.americanancestors.org/databases/…, page 23.

Benjamin S. Holcombe1

b. 17 November 1812, d. 6 August 1984
     Benjamin S. Holcombe was born on 17 November 1812 at NY.1,2,3,4 He was the son of NY Holcombe.1 Benjamin S. Holcombe died on 6 August 1984 at Traverse City, Grand Traverse Co., MI, at age 171.1

Citations

  1. [S67] 1850 Federal Census,, On-line Database, Perrysville, Vermillion Co., IN.
  2. [S33] 1860 Federal Census, unknown repository address, Perrysville, Vermillion Co., IN.
  3. [S68] 1870 Federal Census, unknown repository address, Leelanaw, Leelanau Co. MI.
  4. [S362] 1880 Federal Census,.

Pearl Frederick Viets1

b. 8 December 1887, d. 18 December 1961
     Pearl Frederick Viets was born on 8 December 1887 at East Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1,2 He was the son of Dan Alexander Viets and Alice Julia Atwood.1 Pearl Frederick Viets died on 18 December 1961 at age 74.

Citations

  1. [S35] 1900 Federal Census, unknown repository address.
  2. [S207] World War I Draft Registrations, Draft Cards unknown repository.

Solomon H. Tracy1

b. 19 April 1829, d. 17 September 1911
     Solomon H. Tracy was born on 19 April 1829.1 He was the son of Ira Tracy and Annis Holcombe.1 Solomon H. Tracy married Sarah M. Hoppough in 1852. Solomon H. Tracy died on 17 September 1911 at Canaserga, Allegany Co., NY, at age 82.1 He was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery, Belmont, Allegany Co., NY.1


Solomon H. Tracy, a native of Canandaigua, was born in 1829. When he was ten years old, he came with his father to Belmont. He married in 1852, in Canandaigua. In 1854 he removed to Angelica, where he is engaged in farming and stock-breeding.

Source: History of Allegany County, New York, New York: F. W. Beers & Co., 1879, p. 208, (Angelica.)

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Solomon H Tracy (19 Apr 1829–17 Sep 1911). Memorial no. 90826804, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/90826804, accessed 28 August 2020, citing Forest Hills Cemetery, Belmont, Allegany County, New York, USA; Maintained by: Twist (contributor 46920390).

Horace B. Alderman

b. 6 June 1844, d. 1874
     Horace B. Alderman was born on 6 June 1844. He married Alice Julia Atwood on 4 October 1868. Horace B. Alderman died in 1874.1 He was buried at Granby Center Cemetery, Granby, Hartford Co., CT.1

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Horace B. Alderman (1845–1874). Memorial no. 65161327, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65161327, accessed 29 July 2020, citing Granby Cemetery, Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA; Maintained by: M Cooley (contributor 47154454).

Mary M. Tracy1

b. 1818, d. 1897
     Mary M. Tracy was born in 1818.1 She was the daughter of Ira Tracy and Annis Holcombe.1 Mary M. Tracy died in 1897.1 She was buried at Until the Day Dawn Cemetery, Angelica, Allegany Co., NY.1

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Mary M Tracy Wheeler (1818–1897). Memorial no. 64703580, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/64703580, accessed 28 August 2020, citing Until the Day Dawn Cemetery, Angelica, Allegany County, New York, USA; Maintained by: Zoe Tom (contributor 47000374).

Charles A. Grant (?)

     Charles A. Grant (?) married Alice Julia Atwood on 22 April 1876.

Lemira L. Tracy1

b. circa 1826, d. 27 January 1867
     Lemira L. Tracy was born circa 1826 at NY.1 She was the daughter of Ira Tracy and Annis Holcombe.1 Lemira L. Tracy married Gardner P. Barber. Lemira L. Tracy died on 27 January 1867.1 She was buried at Forest Hills Cemetery, Belmont, Ontario Co., NY.1

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Lemira L Tracy (unknown–27 Jan 1867). Memorial no. 90826727, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/90826727, accessed 28 August 2020, citing Forest Hills Cemetery, Belmont, Allegany County, New York, USA; Maintained by: Twist (contributor 46920390).

Edward Hill Bruce

b. 28 November 1883, d. 18 October 1966
     Edward Hill Bruce was born on 28 November 1883 at Plaquemine, Iberville Co., Louisiana. He was the son of Rufus James Bruce and Laura Alice Hill. Edward Hill Bruce died on 18 October 1966 at El Paso, El Paso Co., TX, at age 82.

Maria Junia Tracy

b. 6 March 1823, d. 4 November 1901
     Maria Junia Tracy was born on 6 March 1823 at Canandaigua, Ontario Co., NY. She was the daughter of Ira Tracy and Annis Holcombe. Maria Junia Tracy married Marshall P. Sears. Maria Junia Tracy died on 4 November 1901 at Riley, IL, at age 78. She was buried at Garden Prarie Cemetery, Garden Prarie, Boone Co., IL.1

Citations

  1. [S888] Find A Grave Memorial; memorial page for Maria J Tracy Sears (5 Mar 1823–4 Nov 1901). Memorial no. 56201056, database and images: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56201056, accessed 02 September 2020, citing Garden Prairie Cemetery, Garden Prairie, Boone County, Illinois, USA; Maintained by: Phyllis Wallington (contributor 47156764).

Gardner P. Barber

b. 28 June 1823, d. 7 October 1879
     Gardner P. Barber was born on 28 June 1823. He married Lemira L. Tracy, daughter of Ira Tracy and Annis Holcombe. Gardner P. Barber died on 7 October 1879 at Hartford Co., CT, at age 56.1

Citations

  1. [S185] Connecticut Death Index, On-line Database, 1949-2001 unknown repository.

Sarah M. Hoppough

b. 1831, d. 1900
     Sarah M. Hoppough was born in 1831. She married Solomon H. Tracy, son of Ira Tracy and Annis Holcombe, in 1852. Sarah M. Hoppough died in 1900.

Marshall P. Sears

b. 5 February 1816, d. 12 November 1880
     Marshall P. Sears was born on 5 February 1816. He married Maria Junia Tracy, daughter of Ira Tracy and Annis Holcombe. Marshall P. Sears died on 12 November 1880 at age 64.