George and Mary Ann Beak

George Beak (widower) (b: 03 Nov 1830 to father: William Beake and mother: Elizabeth (Betty) Salter in Weston Zoyland, Somersetshire; Bapt: 3 Feb 1833 at St Mary's Church, Weston Zoyland, Somersetshire - he d: 11 May 1898 in Grays Lake County, Illinois)

George's 2nd mar: was on Feb 1, 1882 at Brooklyn, Wisconsin to Mary Ann Richards (b: 31 Dec 1848 to parents William and Mary Richards in Cardith, Wales; d: 12 Apr 1920) She came to the US and lived with her brother in Wisconsin. After their marriage, George and Mary Ann went to live in Illinois in the spring.

1912c: Mary Ann Beak holds her first grandchild, Harold, son of her daughter Maude seated left; and standing, is son William George Beak. 

George and Mary Ann's 2 children:

1 William George Beak (b: Feb 7, 1883 Avon, Lake County; d; Jun 30,1937 Darien, Rock, Wisconsin). He was the depot agent for the Milwaukee Road at Darien Wisconsin. He mar: 18 Dec 18, 1907 to Kathryn Warfield (b: 29 Apr 1887 at Harrisburg, Saline, Illinois; d: 25 May 1940 Darien, Rock, Wisconsin). 1930 - residence at Darien, Walworth, Wisconsin with wife Katherine and son Douglas

a Douglas George Beak (b: 28 Feb 1920 in Janesville, Rock,Wisconson; High School Graduate; Occ: Building, Grounds cleaning and maintenance; d: 15 Dec 2002) He mar: Mar 23, 1941 to Verle Elizabeth Mann (b: Apr 3, 1919 in Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin; d: Dec 24, 2013 in New Lisbon, Juneau, Wisconsin) Douglas was an engineer for the Milwaukee Road and lived in Mauston, Wisconsin.  They had 6 children:

i Douglas Gordon Beak b: in Janesville, Wisconsin mar: Joyce Ann Stoodt b: in Shelby, Ohio Their 2 children:

a Douglas Gerald Beak b: Honolulu, Hawaii mar: Stephanie Ann Zamzow b: North Holywood, California Children are Aislinn Paige Beak and Delaney Eve Beak

b Jeffrey Paul Beak b: Lexington Park, Maryland mar: Cynthia Ann VanDenBerg b: in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Their daughter Jaiden Olivia Beak

2 Victoria Ellen Beak b: in Oak Park, Illinois mar: Robert Allen Boehm b: Wonewac, Wisconsin Their 3 children are:

a Donna Marie Boehm b: Burlington, Wisconsin mar: Gerald Umnus b: Burlington, Wisconsin. Family are Kayla Marie and Zachary Thomas Umnus b: Burlington, Wisconsin

b Mark Douglas Boehm b: Burlington, Wisconsin mar: Gale Marie Georgan b: in Caledonia, Minnesota. Their 2 children are  Stuart Robert and Avery Claire Boehm b: in La Crosse, Wisconsin

c Catherine Ann Boehm b: in Burlington, Wisconsin mar: Herbert Lallemont b: in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. they have 2 children: Jacob Robert and Haley Victoria Lallemont b: in Baraboo, Wisconsin

3 Judith Ann Beak b: in Janesville, Wisconsin mar; Harold Robert Kautz Harold Robert Kautz (b: 17 Apr 1940 in Elkhorn, Wisconsin to parents  Robert Albert-Herman and Leah Marjorie Davis Kautz;  d: 30 Mar 2016 in Elkhorn, Walworth, Wisconsin) They have 4 children

a Claudia Lynn Kautz b: in Burlington, Wisconsin mar: Jeffrey Alan Jurewicz b: in Elkhorn, Wisconsin Their sons are Sean Christopher and Andrew Jurewicz (b:  in Elkhorn, Wisconsin; d: 1989)

b Charlene Ann Kautz b: in Burlington, Wisconsin mar: Roger Thomas Dupier b: in Cedar Rapids, Iowa They have 3 sons -  Marlin Thomas; Everett Douglas and Charles Robert Dupier b: in Elgin, Illinois

c Lisa Ellen Kautz b: Burlington, Wisconsin mar: 7 Sep 1985 Tim Carl Miller (b: 22 Mar 1966 in Burlington, Wisconsin- he d: 19 Dec 1989 ) Their daughter Chelsea Lynn Miller was b: in Elkhorn, Wisconsin

*2nd husband of Lisa Ellen Kautz: Joseph Gerard Ahler was b: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin Their son Samuel James and Brandon b: in Elkhorn, Wisconsin

d Michael Robert Kautz b: Burlington, Wisconsin mar: Kewaunee, Wisconsin to Karen Louise Craig (b:  Jamestown, New York; s

4 Kristine Kay Beak b: Waukegan Twp, Lake, Illinois mar: Steven Edward Dean b: in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They have 4 children:

a Tracie Marie Dean b: in Burlington, Wisconsin mar: Bradley Moran b: in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Their 4 children are:

i Jessica Lynn Moran b: Fort Hood Texas mar: Alex Matthew Wirges - Their son is  Eugene Steven Wirges b: Sprinfield, Missouri

ii Emily Kate Moran b: in Elkhorn, Wisconsin

iii Bradley John Moran b: in Fort Benning, Georgia

iv Christopher Louis Moran b: in Mauston, Wisconsin

b Brian Edward Dean b: in Burlington, Wisconsin mar: Dianne Kujack b: in McHenry, Illinois Their 2 sons are  Justin Edward b: Elkhorn, Wisconsin and Brandon Allen Dean b: in Phoenix, Arizona

*2nd Wife of Brian Edward Dean is Denise Murray b: Cicero, Illinois

c Gregory Louis Dean b: in Burlington, Wisconsin and partner Brenna Mehne b: in Mauston, Wisconsin - their daughter is Ariella Kristine Mehne b: in Mauston, Wisconsin

d Sarah Elizabeth Dean b: Burlington, Wisconsin mar: Trevor Devon Floyd b: Virginia Beach, Virginia - their 2 children are Alexis Devon Floyd b: Madison, Wisconsin and Gabriella Kristine Floyd b: in Baraboo, Wisconsin

*2nd Husband of Sarah Elizabeth Dean is Daniel O'Neil b: Glendora, California

5 Kimberly Diane Beak b:in Waukegan Twp, Lake, Illinois mar: Kenneth Wayne Mohrbacher b: in Portage, Wisconsin Their 2 sons:

a Kasey Drew Mohrbacher b: Burlington, Wisconsin mar: Sara Fagan b: in Norman, Oklahoma Their 2 girls - Kaitlyn Lee and Paige Elizabeth Mohrbacher b: in Portage, Wisconsin

*2nd Wife of Kasey Drew Mohrbacher is Jody Lovaj b: in Missoula, Montana

b Timothy Michael Mohrbacher b: in Burlington, Wisconsin mar: Samantha R Czajka b: in Mauston, Wisconsin. children are Maree Nicole and Nicholas Ryan Mohrbacher b: in Prairie du Sac, Wisconson

6 Steven James Beak b: Burlington, Wisconsin; Occ: Purchasing Mgr. Olson Electrics Corp; he mar: Kristine Lee Peterson b: Burlington, Wisconsin. (she remar: Neal Brian Coull) Steven and Kristins's daughter is

a Dana Kimberly Beak b: Burlington, Wisconsin has 2 children - Ian Michael Foster b; Lake Forest, Illinois (father Nicolas Foster) and Shelby Ryann Zeller b: Waukegan Twp, Lake, Illinois

*2nd Wife of Steven James Beak is Sandra Lynn Sadowski b: in McHenry, Illinois. They have 2 children:  Kiera Elizabeth and Ryan Henry Beak b: in Mchenry, Illinois

2 Maude R Beak (b: 27 Oct 1886 in Illinois to parents George and Mary Ann Beak; she d: 09 Feb 1971 in Newberg, Yamhill County, Oregon; Bur: Valley View Memorial Park, Newberg, Yamhill County, Oregon) She mar: Sep 10, 1908 to Metford Ernest Denning (b: 1883 in England; In 1891 aged 17, Metford was  living at Budleigh, Trull, Somersetshire,  England with parents Charles Denning (b: 1854), farmer Fulwood Farm, and mother Emma (b: 1854) Metford's siblings were Christopher Charles b: 1881; Ethel H b: 1883; Frank b: 1888; Arthur b: 1890; Victor b; 1891. In 1910, Maude and Metford  were living at La Prairie, Rock, Wisconson; in 1940, in Allen County, Kansas. Metford d: 26 Nov 1962 in Yamhill County, Oregon Their son:

a Harold George Denning (b: 1909 in Wisconsin d: 1968 in Colorada) mar; Gwendoline S ? (b: 1911 in Kansas; d: 1973 in Colorada) Their two sons were: 

i Harold Glen J Denning (b: 02 Nov 1929 in Colorada; d: 09 Oct 2011 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana)

ii Kenneth Franklin Denning (b: 12 Feb 1935 in Kansas; d: 21 Mar 2000 in Midland Texas) mar: 04 Apr 1981 in Clark, Nevada, USA to Harmona Lynn Sutherland.

*2nd Wife of Kenneth Franklin Denning: mar: 01 May 1983 in Clark, Nevada, USA to Iona Catherine Beck

*3rd Wife of Kenneth Franklin Denning: mar: 11 Oct 1985 in Clark, Nevada, USA to Sandra Jean Lenke

After George's death, his widow Mary Ann Beak (nee Richards) mar: W S Carter on 29 Aug 1899 in Lake County, Illinois - it is thought he died within the year - can you help with information? 

Census 1900: Avon, Lake County, Illinois: With her 2 children, Mary, widow, gave her occupation as farmer.

In 1910, Mary Carter (with income)is living with son-in-law Metford Denning, occ: farm mgr. at La Prairie, Rock County, Wisconsin, her dau Maud, their 10 mth son Harold George and her nephew Cyril Richards (farm Worker.


Mary Ann Carter d: 12 Apr 1920 at Jamesville, Wisconsin.

I am grateful for the assistance given by Doug Beak- can you help him document his Beak ancestors?

My gt-grandmother, pioneer ancestor Elizabeth Beake (she mar: Richard Pelvin and came to New Zealand with her 5 children in 1863) She told family her two brothers immigrated to America. 

If you are a descendant George Beake or his elder brother James, please I would love to hear from you!