Whiteside County Illinois
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Hazard Family
Contributed by Chris Thompson Weeks


The Hazard family in Whiteside county begins even further back than Herman Hazard. In the biography section you can find the bios on David Hazard, his son John W Hazard and his son Albert S. Hazard.
Here is a small account of yet another son, Hazard.

The photo is that of Herman, his wife Mary Buchanan and his first child with her, Elisha Hazzard.
Herman Hazard is shown in his Military Uniform
 Herman was a member of Co C 8th IL Cav. as a Sergeant. On June 30, 1863 he was on the roll in Gettysburg PA.

Herman was born in November 1829, before the families arrival in IL, he married Miss Sarah Roberts 1 Jan 1851 in Whiteside Co. They were divorced, after which Herman married Mary Buchanan (1847 - 1895, place and year unknown. Herman died in 1912 and both are buried in Lyndon Cemetery. There is one son with Sarah Roberts, Daniel W Hazard and three children of with Mary Buchanan Hazard ; Elisha Hazard, Lola Hazard and Emma Hazard

The children of Herman Hazard & Sarah Roberts:
Daniel W. Hazard born abt 1852

The children of Herman Hazard & Mary Buchanan:
Stephen Elisha Hazard born abt 1862 (Known as Elisha)
Laura O Hazard born abt 1867
Emma Evelyn Hazard born abt 1872
Lucy Hazard born abt 1878

Emma Hazard, daughter of Herman & Mary Buchanan Hazard married Oliver Olson on March 27, 1889 in Whiteside County, license # 7628.
Emma and Oliver Olson

Their children were:
Benjamin Olson 1890 - 1903 in Wisc,
Kitty Olson born & died 1891,
Mary Pearl Olson born 10 June 1893, died 6 June 1967 Pittsburg MO. She married Martin Marshall Leach 14 June 1911 Morrison IL;
Viola Belle Olson born 16 May 1895 died 25 April 1976 in Prophetstown, she married Ralph A Poulter born 6 March 1890 Prophetstown and died 12 September 1978 IL;
Emma Olive Olson born 19 May 1899, died 24 June 1978 CA, married Samuel Calvin Olinger Jr., 14 April, 1920 he was born 30 November 1895 and died 31 May 1969 CA;
Clifford August Olson born 25 Oct 1900, died 18 Apr 1979, marrid Ruth Edna Bouvia 15 June 1921, she was born 25 January 1899, died 25 February 1967;
Luella May Olson born 28 October 1902, died 25 October 1997, Edelstein IL, married Harold A Smith 3 September 1930 in Peoria IL;
Robert Clarence Olson born 27 Jan 1904, died 15 March 1973, Erie IL married Jane Hahn 9 September 1931;
Imogene Eudora Olson born 12 January 1909, died 14 July 1978 Lyndon;
Essie Evelyn Olson born 18 May 1911 in Lyndon, she died August 12, 2004 in Buffalo MO. Essie married first to Ralph Bland in the early 1930's. She married 2nd to Ernest Carl Eldred Miner September 16, 1938 in Clinton Iowa. Essie is buried in Rock Island Arsenal Cemetery.


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