Stevens - Mero Family Album
Matthias Stevens was born December 29, 1806. His wife, Elizabeth David, was born April 4, 1811. They were the parents of 6 children. Matthias and Elizabeth removed to Wisconsin, where he was engaged in lead mining. Elizabeth died of a stroke on February 21, 1878 and is buried in Oakwood cemetery, Floyd co. IA. Matthias died May 24, 1880 and is buried in Rock Church cemetery, Livingston, WI.
Their son Daniel Francis Stevens was born in Madison co. NY on September 23, 1844.
Frederick Mero was born June 19, 1826. His wife, Delila Adkins, was born March 12, 1834. Their daughter Florence was born in Clifton twp., New California, Grant Co., WI on February 10, 1853. On September 23, 1862 Frederick Mero enlisted in the Civil War. He died July 29, 1863, aboard a hospital boat on the Mississippi river and is buried in Helena, Arkansas.
Florence Mero met Daniel F. Stevens, a Civil War veteran, in 1867 when she was 14 years old. They were married in Mifflin, Iowa co., WI on May 3, 1868, and lived there for 2 years.
The family removed to Iowa with Daniel's parents in 1872 and filed claims in Sibley, Osceola co. where Daniel built a sod house. The dreams of the young family were shattered when their crops were eaten by a plague of grasshoppers. They moved east to Floyd Co. in the summer of 1873 and then to O'Brien Co. in December 1878. They located in Waukon in the fall of 1879, where they lived in town and on rented farms until 1893. They removed to De Soto, WI for 3 years before returning to Waukon, where they lived the remainder of their lives.
Daniel Francis Stevens
Co. B, 30th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment
Florence Mero Stevens
Daniel and Florence were the parents of eleven children:
Mary Alice, born in February 1869 and died August 31, 1870. She is buried in the Rock Church cemetery, Livingston, WI
Joseph Francis, born March 31, 1871; married Mary Jean Greenhalgh
Perry David, born July 31, 1873
Delilah Edith, born May 25, 1876, married William McWilliams
Ada Ellen, born July 10, 1878
Annie Daisy, born September 5, 1880
Archie Willis, born September 18, 1882 and died November 15, 1885
Daniel Augustine, born March 7, 1885
John Elton, born August 19, 1887
Eliza Jessieman, born March 28, 1890; married to Oliver Otis Stockton in Madison, WI on August 4, 1908. See Stockton Family Album
Wayne Delbert, born December 4, 1892. He moved to Clymen, WI to open a barber shop. Was married to Rose Brigowatz on April 22, 1913. He died on October 22, 1918 of Spanish Influenza and is buried in St. Isador Cemetery, Clyman, WI
Florence wrote a memoir in 1921, the year before she died. The Journal of Florence (Mero) Stevens.
Daniel died in Waukon on March 8, 1912 and Florence died while visiting her son in Wauwatosa, WI on November 23, 1922. They are buried in Oakland cemetery.
Daniel's obituary & Florence's obituary.
Gravestones of Daniel & Florence Stevens, Oakland cemetery.
This photo was taken on Memorial Day, 1927
Florence Stevens and her daughters, ca1905
L-R: Delila Edith Stevens McWilliams, Eliza Jessieman Stevens Stockton, Florence Mero Stevens, Ada Ellen Stevens Neath & Annie Daisy Stevens Albert.
Daniel Francis Stevens
The photo taken
several years after the war, ca1897. He is wearing his
Grand Army of the Republic ribbon.
The Mero Sisters
Josephine Mero Dennis, Elizabeth Mero Demo
& Florence Mero Stevens
~photos and family information was contributed by Elizabeth Ann Stockton Meyer, daughter of Adrian Ernest and Margaret Lois Anthony Stockton and the great-granddaughter of Daniel and Florence Stevens. Interested researchers can contact Ann at the email address shown for her in the Surname Registry for Stevens.
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