Submitted by Chuck Rodekohr
Reprinted with permission of E. C. Rodekohr
This page last updated: 2 September 2007
Adelbert Zenus3 White (John2, William1 WHITE) was born to John WHITE and Thankful CLARK, calculated, 4 October 1846, at Granger, Allegany County, New York. The 1900 Census gives his birth year as 1847, however, if 1847, his sister Clarissa would have been born 10 months later, which is possible, but not probable. In 1852, at age five, he moved with his parents to Ashbury, Northville Township, La Salle County, Illinois. In 1860 (as Albert), he is still in Ashbury, and 1870 (as Adelbert) in Tampico, Whiteside County, Illinois, living with his father. In 1880, Adelbert is living alone in Tampico, five dwellings removed from his widowed stepmother, Elizabeth and half brother Edson WHITE.
Adelbert married Carrie S. PIERCE on 10 January 1882. There are several children buried in the same plot as Carrie and adelbert, and are assumed to be theirs, and will be listed below. Carrie died on 20 February 1892 at Tampico, probably due to complications of childbirth, as their assumed daughter, Carrie T. WHITE, was born five days earlier on the 15th. Both Carries are buried at Tampico Memorial Cemetery, Tampico, Illinois.
In 1900, A. Z. WHITE, a widower, is farming with his son, Walter, at Tampico Township, Whiteside County. In 1910, Adelbert Z. WHITE, widower, living in Tampico with his son, Walter E. A. WHITE, age 19. Living next to him is a Lauren D. ROGERS. It is thought that this is the same L. D. ROGERS that adopted Adelbert’s younger brother, Henry M. (WHITE) ROGERS. In 1920, A. Z. WHITE, retired farmer, lives with his son, Walter, at Tampico. Adelbert died 20 January 1930 and is buried at Tampico memorial Cemetery in Tampico.
Children of Adelbert Zenus2 WHITE and Carrie S. PIERCE were as follows:
i. Daughter3 WHITE was born circa 05 May 1884. She died soon after birth and is buried at Tampico memorial Cemetery in Tampico.
ii. Infant WHITE was born circa 24 Apr 1886 and died on 24 Apr 1886 at Tampico, Whiteside County, Illinois.
iii. Anna P. WHITE was born 14 April 1888, died three days later, on the 17th, and was buried at Tampico Memorial Cemetery.
iv. Walter E. A. WHITE was born 22 May 1890. He lived with his father until Adelbert died in 1930. Walter died 19 November 1952 and is buried at Tampico Memorial Cemetery.
iv. Carrie T. WHITE was born 15 February 1892 and died 03 May 1892. She is buried at Tampico memorial Cemetery.
 1850 United States Federal Census, New York, Allegany County,, Roll M432_475, Granger Township, Line 36, Dwel 183, Fam 186, John White.
 1900 United States Federal Census, Illinois, Whiteside County, Tampico Twp., Sheet 11B, Supervisor’s District No. 4, Enumeration District No. 160, 18 June 1900, Line 51, Dwel 228, Fam 232, White, A. Z.,, Head, WM, Oct 1847, 52, Wid, NY, NY, NY, Farmer.
 John WHITE obituary, unknown newspaper, from the scrapbook of Bessie(White) Morrow, page 30. Original in possession of Chuck Rodekohr, 2003.
 1860 United States Federal Census, Illinois, LaSalle County, Northville Township, Northville and Ashbury Post Office, Roll:M653_196,Page 92, Image 94, Enumerated: 09 June 1860, Line 3, Dwel 654,Fam 659, John White
 1870 United States Federal Census, Illinois, Whiteside County, Tampico Township, Sterling P.O., Roll: M593_290, Page 9, Image 334, Enumerated on 20 July 1870, Line 6, Dwel 59, Fam 58, White, John.
 1880 United States Federal Census, Illinois, Whiteside Co., Tampico Township., Roll T9_259, Supervisor’s District 2, Enumeration Dist. No. 218, Page 13, Image 308, Enumerated 11 June 1880, Line 44, Dwel 157, Fam 161, Adelbert [White].
 Tampico Memoral Cemetery Index, W, http://www.tampicohistoricalsociety.citymax.com/TampicoMemorialCemetery_W.html: WHITE, Anna P. 4/17/1888, 3d, Loc. J; WHITE, Carrie S., *Apr 10, 1854 - 2 20/1892 37y10m10d, Loc J, *BD Calculated; WHITE, Carrie T. *Feb 15, 1892-5/3/1892, 2m18d, Loc J. *BD calculated; WHITE, Daug. 5/3/1884, Loc J, ; WHITE, Walter E, 5/22/1890-11/19/52, Loc O; WHITE Zenus Adelbert, 10/4/1848-1/20/30, 83y3m16d, Loc J.
 1900 United States Federal Census, Illinois, Whiteside County, Tampico Twp., Sheet 11B, Supervisor’s District No. 4, Enumeration District No. 160, 18 June 1900, Line 51, Dwel 228, Fam 232, White, A. Z., Head, WN, Oct 1847, 52, Wid, NY, NY, NY, Farmer; Walter, Son, WM, May 1890, 10, S, ill, NY, NY
 1910 United Sates Federal Census, Illinois, Whiteside County, Tampico Township, Roll T624_331, Page 12A, Supervisor's District No. 4, Enumeration District No. 146, Enumerated 3 May 1910, Line 25, Dwel 287, Fam 295, Rogers, Lauren D
 1920 United States Federal Census, Illinois, Whiteside Co., Tampico Twp, Sheet 4B, Supervisor’s District No. 5, Enumeration District No. 178, 8 Jan 1920, Line 79, Frm, Dwel 104, Fam 105, White A.Z. Head, MW75, Wid, NY, NY, Mich, Retired Farmer; Walter, Son, MW29, S, Ill, NY, NY, None
Compiled by Edwin Charles (Chuck) Rodekohr
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