Mackway - a Scottish History
Great Grandmother Louise (N J) Newton Jessup Mackway (Irish) 1844-1937

 

 

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Credit: Portrait of a lady, Mrs. Mackway, Juel, Jens (1745-1802) / Private Collection / Photo © Bonhams, London, UK / Bridgeman Giraudon

Harold Mackway Sr was the most complex members in this ancestry search.
His legacy we can track through Jason's tree details. Most recently we gained access to documents never seen by the family. They are from another family's attic storage boxes. Select "Mackway History" to find the latest details from AnnMarie.


Grandfather was Harold Jessup Mackway Sr
this could have been the start, in America, of the Mackway Family History
from Galloway, Scotland to Baltimore to Bucks County, Sellersville, Pennsylvania

 

Mackway Ancestry journey start with a romantic attraction 
 Our ancestors each had a mating with romantic attraction. Their family relationship was built based on a forming of a bond with a soul mate. But in some cases there were several marriages. Some were due to a death others were due to new renewal mating attraction. It may have been a way of renewing their soul. However, it all started with an instant of personal explicit romance.
We have some direct and documented examples of how this romantic attraction can be used for building a tree full of family cousins. The dna is the engine and the soul is the fuel of the mind.

The lure of a Religious Missionary Journey must be an adventure, since it had a romantic attraction with its idealistic purpose and caused some young women to join. All that was needed were the Church teaching and bible training environment with tools for this missionary story to be told. The teacher became the ambassador for the imaginary journey. Harold Mackway Sr brain weakness may have been the requiring of self esteem renewal by romancing these women. He had the brain/soul which had the motive and he created the opportunity. The documents show he wanted to leave us a history we could later review.

 

Name: Louise MacKway
Home in 1880: Lake View, Cook, Illinois
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of Household: Wife
Spouse's Name: Edward
Father's birthplace: Ireland
Mother's birthplace: New York
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Keeps House
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Cannot read/write:

Blind:

Deaf and dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane:
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward MacKway 38
Louise MacKway 36
Agnes E. MacKway 12
Florence MacKway 7
Harold MacKway 5
Jessica MacKway 2
  MacKway 6M
Eliza MacKway 62
 

 

Name: Louisa MacKway
Home in 1900: Chicago Ward 12, Cook, Illinois
Age: 56
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: Alabama
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Spouse's Name: Edward
Race: White
Occupation: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward MacKway 58
Louisa MacKway 56
Agnes MacKway 30
Florence MacKway 26
Jessie MacKway 22
Ella MacKway 20
Louie MacKway 12
   
 

 

1910 United States Federal Census
about Louise N J MacKway

Name: Louise N J MacKway
Age in 1910: 66
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1844
Birthplace: Alabama
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father's Birth Place: Ireland
Mother's Birth Place: New York
Spouse's Name: Edward
Home in 1910: Oak Park, Cook, Illinois
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward MacKway 69
Louise N J MacKway 66
Agnes E MacKway 35
Florence M MacKway 37
Louise H MacKway 23
Jessica D Waldron 30
Raymond H Waldron 30
Grace Waldron 10
Blanche Mc Nahey 35
 

 

1920 United States Federal Census
about Harold MacKway

Name: Harold MacKway
Home in 1920: Hilltown, Bucks, Pennsylvania
Age: 44 years 
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1876
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Louise
Father's Birth Place: Illinois
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 756
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Harold MacKway 44
Louise MacKway 41
Elizabeth MacKway 16
Harold MacKway 8
Louise MacKway 5
Naomi MacKway 2 11/12
Phoebe MacKway 11/12

 

 

farming  and stores - a way to survive in 1900

1930 United States Federal Census
about Harold MacKway

Name: Harold MacKway
Home in 1930: Sellersville, Bucks, Pennsylvania
Age: 55
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1875
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Louise
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace:
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:

Name

Age

Harold MacKway 55
Louise MacKway 52
Harold MacKway 19
Louise MacKway 16
Naomi MacKway 12
Phoebe MacKway 11
May Knaf- unknown??? 6


 

 

The Mackway first farm was on Fairhill Road, Hilltown, Pa.

Harold Mack Waite Jr framing
 

Harold, Phoebe, Naomi, Louise Mackway on the store front step on Fairhill Road


Some where in this area began the William Mackway family.
There are few clues to the "Mackway" or MacKway heritage from the internet search.
Some say that MacKay is the root Clan name and some members modified as the MacKway family come from England.
William Mackway's father was foreign born and his mother was born in US.

 

Name: William MacKway
Year: 1721
Place: Maryland
Source Publication Code: 1640.7.5
Primary Immigrant: Mackway, William
Annotation: Date and port of arrival or date and place of settlement. Names of parents, date of birth or baptism, place of birth, occupation, place of education, place of former residence, port of embarkation, place of intended destination, and notation concerning im
Source Bibliography: DOBSON, DAVID. The Original Scots Colonists of Early America, 1612-1783. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1989. 370p.
Page: 213

Name: William MacKway
Year: 1721
Age: 20
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1701
Place: Maryland
Source Publication Code: 1219.6
Primary Immigrant: Mackway, William
Annotation: For the majority of entries, the date of transportation or apprenticeship order and the intended destination is provided. Date of transport order or of emigration with intended destination, some are date and place of first mention of residence in New Worl
Source Bibliography: COLDHAM, PETER WILSON. The Complete Book of Emigrants: A Comprehensive Listing Compiled from English Public Records of Those Who Took Ship to the Americas for Political, Religious, and Economic Reasons; of Those Who Were Deported for Vagrancy, Roguery, or Non-Conformity; and of Those Who Were Sold to Labour in the New Colonies. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 1700-1750. 1992. 743p.
Page: 271

Indentured Servants Basic Search Results

You searched the London II database(s) for Record Identification Number=1783

Servant Information Agent Information
Name: William Mackway Name: Ambrose Cock
Gender: male Gender: male
Occupation: schoolmaster Occupation: tobacconist
Place of Origin: Galloway, Scotland Place of Origin: St. Pauls, Shadwell, Middlesex
Age: 20  
Spouse's Name:  
Indenture Information Servant's Parents Information
Date of Indenture: April 12 1721 Name:
Indenture Length: 4 Occupation:
Destination: Maryland Place of Origin:
Ship:  
Witnesses:  
Record Signed or Marked: signed  
Notes:
Jason Colflesh notes on Harold Mackway Sr. in family tree: Could he have been a teacher in this Priviso Luthern school?
Harold Mackway is not found listed as a minister in this church?
  
 
Apparently was a womanizer. Was a cashier in 1900. Was a proprietor of a general store in 1920. Was a Lutheran minister, apparently was dismissed for sexually abusing children; may have done similarly with his kids. Was Louise's minister, convinced her to run off with him to be missionaries. His divorce from his first wife was in the Chicago Sun Times. In the early 1950s, sold housewares at the Reading Terminal market after Louise died. Was also a cattle & grain farmer.Lived in Lake View Twp., Cook Co., IL in 1880. Lived at 7134 Union Ave., Chicago, IL in 1900; rented. Lived at 23 South Sickel St., Philadelphia, PA in 1910. Owned a 55 acre farm in Sellersville at Rt 1 & H 70 in 1914; listed with Louise & 4 children. Lived on Hill Rd., Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co. in 1920. Lived at 5812 Penn St., Philadelphia, PA in 1947. Lived with son Harold briefly after Louise died. Lived with Ruth in Hanover, Indiana his last few years.

 

Philipp and Johanna Weinbauer were married around 1858.  Johanna was known as Jane or Joanna. She didn't speak English in
 1900. She lived in Harlem, Proviso Twp., Cook Co., IL in 1870. Lived in Maywood Village, Cook Co., IL in 1880 to at least 1900.

In this church they spoke German.


History found about the Proviso’s historic church - Immanuel - a 1866 Chicago Lutheran Church

1868: Immanuel Lutheran builds its first church

In 1866 the congregation had already began to consider and discuss building a church.2 Two years later the Immanuel Lutheran Church was built.2 It was completed and dedicated in 18683 ten years after the establishment of the congregation and located on Wolf Rd on the church property, just south of the second schoolhouse at the southeast corner of 22nd Street and Wolf Road. The words "Ehre Sei Gott in der Hoehe" (Glory to God in the Highest) were inscribed on the arch above the altar, and above the entrance "Be Ye Doers of the Word" guided the congregation of Proviso’s historic church. Immanuel’s white Gothic structure was destined to stand for over 100 years and became known as the historical church and one of the fifty landmarks in Northern Illinois.

 

 

The following have served as pastors of the Immanuel Lutheran Church from 1858 to the present day*:

1858 - 1864:         Rev. Carl Meyer
1864 - 1873:         Rev. George M Zucker
1873 - 1902:         Rev. John Strieter
1902 - 1905:         Rev. Christopher Droegemueler
1905 - 1928:         Rev. Henry Roehrs
1929 - 1944:         Rev. Otto Heerwagen
1945 - 1981:         Rev. Dr. E. H. Pittelko
1981 - 1993:         Rev. Dr. Robert L. Nordlie
1986 - 1990:         Rev. Dr. Philip M. Bickel
1990 - 1993:         Rev. Steven D. Simon
1994 to Present:    Rev. Patrick McKenzie

Immanuel Lutheran School

The first school in the Proviso area was built by a handful of German Lutherans who came from Hanover, Germany, in 1850. Their small settlement was called "Franzosenbusch" (French Grove or French Hill, later Proviso) and was located about nine miles south of Dunklee's Grove (Churchville, now Bensenville).

These German pioneers attended services at Zion Church, Dunklee's Grove and sent their children to Zion's parochial school for about two years. The distance and the hardship of travel was severe, especially in winter.  In 1852 nine family heads banded together to form a new school district located in what was then known as the "Franzosenbusch" The participants were: Heinrich Mesenbrink, Heinrich Degener, Friedrich Meyer, Friedrich Degener, Friedrich Volberding, Heinrich Volberding, Wilhelm Mandel, Christian Puscheck and Heinrich Evers."1  

"Initially, Teacher Bartling {from Addison} provided three days of instruction in the home of Mr. Heinrich Degener. "In October of the same year (1852), the district got its own teacher in the person of Mr. Hahn. The school had an enrollment of about 15 children".1

Teacher H. Bartling of Dunklee's Grove taught classes in the German language (High German) three times a week for fifteen pupils in Henry Degener's home.  In 1852, the settlers purchased the forty acres of land at the southeast corner of Wolf and 22nd Street (Cermak). 

"The following spring the Proviso people built their own school".1  It had two rooms, one a classroom and the other, living quarters for the first resident teacher, Mr. Hahn.  For a time church services were conducted in the schoolhouse in the German language and the congregation was named Immanuel, meaning "God with us". One teacher taught seven grades and the children were strictly disciplined. The older children sat with the younger to help with the lessons and all took turns sweeping and cleaning the classroom.)  Peter Bohlander attended this school for two years.

(Schoolhouse drawn by architect Michael Lambert of Arris Architects.)

"Mr. Kirchner.. a pious, zealous and capable teacher...took office in the fall of the year 1854".1

Between 1852 and 1857 the following families joined with the original school founding fathers:

  • J. Schulz
  • Friedrich Haase
  • Friedrich Weiss
  • August Heidorn
  • Heinrich Ehrenpfort
  • Heinrich Runge
  • Siegfied Kolb
  • C. Seegers
  • C. G. Puscheck

In 1858 another building was completed on the northwest corner of the 40 acres.1   This new building served as the SECOND schoolhouse and as well as an interim church.   Quickly the congregation grew from fifty to one-hundred and twenty-five families.  A new church was completed and dedicated in 1868.

(The second school building is on the left in the above picture. The church is in the background to the right.  The picture is from "Progress, Pride, Growth, 1905 - 1980, 75th Anniversary --Village of Hillside".  The photo was originally taken in the 1886 school year.  The photographer is unknown.)

In 1861 teacher Kirchner left Proviso. His successor until 1863 was C. Herpolsheimer.1

The THIRD school building was dedicated in 1910 and still stands on Cermak and Wolf Roads.  At one point it was used as a teacher's residence.  When Adolph W. Obermann became the Principal in 1928, the eighth grade was added and graduation took place. (Prior to this time, pupils finishing the, seventh grade entered the Hillside Public School am then graduated from the eighth grade.)  The third school building was divided into two classrooms in 1948 with Lawrence Pohlmann as the Principal and Miss Elizabeth Peters, the second teacher.  (Third school [1910] as it looks today.  Photo by Jim Arbuthnot.)

 

 

We not yet found the link between William b1701 Scotland and William b1815 Penna.

Mackway records and Census Documentation provide the Family with some details.

Harold MacKway Sr married Anna in Chicago 1899 they had three children - Grace, Ruth and Wallace. 
Anna was previously married to Olif Dahlquist and had children - Adoph and Marion.

Harold left Anna her to marry Louise. Harold Sr married Louise in Delaware 1907.
They had four children - Harold Jr, Louise, Naomi, Phoebe.

Louise was previously married to Samuel Vaillancourt
and they had children - Mabel (Sniff), Estelle (Repenning) and Eunice (Mairs).

Then in 1924 May Knaf was in the Mackway census.


1842 William and Eliza Mackway Family Group

Husband

William Mackway     
  Born: ABT 1815 - PA
  Marr: BEF 1842 -
  Died: BEF 1880 -
Father:
Mother:
Other Spouses:
Wife

Eliza     
  Born: ABT 1818 - England
  Died: AFT 1881 -
Father:
Mother:
Other Spouses:
Children

1. Edward Mackway         
  Born: ABT MAR 1842 - NY
  Marr: 1868 - Louise Jessup Newton
  Died: 24 FEB 1915 - Chicago, Cook Co., IL 2. Eleanor Mackway      
  Born: ABT 1842 - NY
  Died: 17 MAR 1896 - 1818 Wrightwood Ave., Chicago, Cook Co., IL 3. Marion Mackway      
  Born: ABT 1846 - NY
  Died: 4 MAY 1916 - Chicago, Cook Co., IL 4. Eliza Mackway      
  Born: ABT FEB 1849 - NY
  Died: -

 
1868 Edward and Louise Family Group

Husband

Edward Mackway     
  Born: ABT MAR 1842 - NY
  Marr: ABT 1868 -
  Died: 24 FEB 1915 - Chicago, Cook Co., IL
Father: William Mackway
Mother: Eliza
Other Spouses:
Wife

Louise Jessup Newton     
  Born: ABT FEB 1844 - AL
  Died: ABT 1937 -
Father:
Mother:
Other Spouses:
Children

1. Mackway 
  Born: AFT 1868 -
  Died: BEF 1900 - 2. Agnes E Mackway      
  Born: ABT JUN 1869 - PA
  Died: - 3. Florence M Mackway      
  Born: ABT MAR 1874 - MO
  Died: - 4. Harold Jessup Mackway, Sr         
  Born: 23 JAN 1875 - Chicago, Cook Co., IL
  Marr: 1907 - Louise Rosina Weinbauer (other spouses)
  Died: 1 APR 1957 - Hanover, Jefferson Co., IN 5. Jessica D Mackway      
  Born: ABT APR 1878 - IL
  Marr: 1909 - Raymond H Waldron
  Died: - 6. Ella Mackway      
  Born: ABT DEC 1879 - IL
  Died: - 7. Louise H Mackway      
  Born: ABT OCT 1887 - IL
  Died: -

 

1899 Harold and Anna Dahlquist Mackway Family Group

Husband

Harold Jessup Mackway, Sr     
  Born: 23 JAN 1875 - Chicago, Cook Co., IL
  Marr: ABT 1899 -
  Died: 1 APR 1957 - Hanover, Jefferson Co., IN
Father: Edward Mackway
Mother: Louise Jessup Newton
Other Spouses: Louise Rosina Weinbauer
Wife

Anna W     
  Born: ABT JUL 1875 - Scotland
  Died: -
Father:
Mother:
Other Spouses: Olaf Dahlquist
Children

1. Grace Mackway     
  Born: ABT DEC 1899 - IL
  Died: - 2. Ruth Mackway      
  Born: ABT 1901 - IL
  Marr: 1920 - Rupert Clark
  Died: AFT 1957 - 3. Wallace William Mackway      
  Born: 27 AUG 1902 - IL
  Marr: 1928 - Rose
  Died: MAR 1983 -

 

1907 Harold and Lousie Weinbauer Mackway Family Group


Husband

Harold Jessup Mackway, Sr       
  Born: 23 JAN 1875 - Chicago, Cook Co., IL
  Marr: 17 DEC 1907 - Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE
  Died: 1 APR 1957 - Hanover, Jefferson Co., IN
Father: Edward Mackway
Mother: Louise Jessup Newton
Other Spouses: Anna W
Wife

Louise Rosina Weinbauer     
  Born: 26 MAR 1877 - Maywood Village, Cook Co., IL
  Died: 3 FEB 1947 - Norristown, Montgomery Co., PA
Father: Philip Weinbauer
Mother: Johanna Kline
Other Spouses: Samuel Henry Vaillancourt
Children

1. Harold Jessup Newton Mackway, Jr      
  Born: 9 MAR 1911 - Audubon, Camden Co., NJ
  Marr: 1940 - Ann Veronica Sullivan
  Died: 2 SEP 1987 - Clifton Heights, Delaware Co., PA 2. Louise Marie Mackway      
  Born: 26 JAN 1914 - Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co., PA
  Marr: 1935 - Cuyler Cambell Wilkinson, Jr
  Died: 28 JUL 2000 - Buckingham, Bucks Co., PA 3. Naomi Florence Mackway         
  Born: 19 JUL 1917 - Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co., PA
  Marr: 1937 - Ralph Dexter Waite, Sr
  Died: 13 AUG 1997 - Grand View Hospital, West Rockhill Twp., Bucks Co., PA 4. Phoebe Ester Mackway 
  Born: Private -
  Marr: Private - Charles Leidy Greiser
  Died: -

 

 

Louise Weinbauer and Harold Mackway Sr

Louise with Mabel or Estelle Vaillancourt, and Louise, Naomi, Phoebe Mackway

Louise and Mabel or Estelle and Eunie Vaillancourt

Harold Mackway

Harold and Ann Sullivan Mackway

Eunie Elizabeth Vaillancourt Meirs

Greiser and Louise Mackway

Betty Meirs, Ralph Waite Sr, Eunie and Jack Mairs, Louise Mackway, Naomi Mackway

 

Summary of 
Harold Jessup Mackway, Sr

Name:

Harold Jessup Mackway, Sr123

Gender:

Male

Father:

Edward Mackway

Mother:

Louise Jessup Newton

 

Facts and Events

Birth

January 23, 1875, Chicago, Cook Co., IL.

Death

April 1, 1957, Hanover, Jefferson Co., IN.4

Burial

April 5, 1957, St. Michael's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Sellersville, Bucks Co., PA.

Notes

 Was a cashier in 1900. Was a proprietor of a general store in 1920. Was a Lutheran minister,  Was Louise's minister in Chicago, convinced her to run off with him to be missionaries. His divorce from his first wife was in the Chicago Sun Times. In the early 1950s, sold housewares at the Reading Terminal market after Louise died. Was also a cattle & grain farmer.


Lived in Lake View Twp., Cook Co., IL in 1880. Lived at 7134 Union Ave., Chicago, IL in 1900; rented.

Owned a 55 acre farm in Sellersville at Rt 1 & H 70 in 1914; listed with Louise & 4 children.

Lived on Hill Rd., Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co. in 1920.

Lived at 5812 Penn St., Philadelphia, PA in 1947.

Lived with son Harold briefly after Louise died.

Lived with Ruth in Hanover, Indiana his last few years.

He was apparently dismissed from Lutheran ministry and no documented reasons..

 

Marriages/Children

Louise Rosina Weinbauer

Marriage

December 17, 1907, Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE.

Children

Harold Jessup Newton Mackway, Jr
Louise Marie Mackway
Naomi Florence Mackway
Phoebe Ester Mackway

Anna W

Marriage

about 1899.

Children

Grace Mackway
Ruth Mackway
Wallace William Mackway

Sources

1. 1880 US Census. Federal Government.

2. 1900 US Census. Federal Government.

3. 1920 US Census. Federal Government.

4. Indiana Death Certificate. Indiana Department of Health.

 

 

1850 United States Federal Census
about Wm MacKway

Name: Wm MacKway
Age: 40
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1810
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Chicago Ward 1, Cook, Illinois

 

1870 United States Federal Census
about William MacKway

Name: William MacKway
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1815
Age in 1870: 55
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Chicago Ward 4, Cook, Illinois
Family and neighbors: View Results
Race: White
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View Image
Post Office: Chicago

 

1850 United States Federal Census
about Edward MacKway

Name: Edward MacKway
Age: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842
Birth Place: New York
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Chicago Ward 1, Cook, Illinois

 

 

1880 United States Federal Census
about Edward MacKway

Name: Edward MacKway
Home in 1880: Lake View, Cook, Illinois
Age: 38
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)
Spouse's Name: Louise
Father's birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Name: Eliza
Mother's birthplace: England
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Supply Butcher
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Cannot read/write:

Blind:

Deaf and dumb:

Otherwise disabled:

Idiotic or insane:
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward MacKway 38
Louise MacKway 36
Agnes E. MacKway 12
Florence MacKway 7
Harold MacKway 5
Jessica MacKway 2
  MacKway 6M
Eliza MacKway 62

 
 

 

 

1900 United States Federal Census
about Edward MacKway

Name: Edward MacKway
Home in 1900: Chicago Ward 12, Cook, Illinois
Age: 58
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1842
Birthplace: New York
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's Name: Louisa
Race: White
Occupation: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward MacKway 58
Louisa MacKway 56
Agnes MacKway 30
Florence MacKway 26
Jessie MacKway 22
Ella MacKway 20
Louie MacKway 12

 

1910 United States Federal Census
about Edward MacKway

Name: Edward MacKway
Age in 1910: 69
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1841
Birthplace: New York
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: New York
Mother's Birth Place: England
Spouse's Name: Louise N J
Home in 1910: Oak Park, Cook, Illinois
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward MacKway 69
Louise N J MacKway 66
Agnes E MacKway 35
Florence M MacKway 37
Louise H MacKway 23
Jessica D Waldron 30
Raymond H Waldron 30
Grace Waldron 10
Blanche Mc Nahey 35