From THE VALLEY OF THE UPPER MAUMEE and ANNALS OF THE TOWNSHIPS, 1887 edition, reprint by Brant and Fuller, Madison, Wisconsin, page 326

 

JOHN B. MASSON, a substantial farmer of Perry township, is a native of France, born December 21, 1826.  He is the son of PETER and MARGARET MASSON, the former of whom died when John B. was 5 years old.  He lived in his native country, being employed chiefly in a vineyard until 18 years old, when he accompanied his mother and step-father to America.  Coming directly to Fort Wayne, they settled on a farm in Lake township, two miles from Arcola.  There he remained with his mother 6 years.  December 4, 1850 he was married to AMELIE NICOLAS, also a native of France, born September 18, 1833, daughter of NICOLAS and MARY NICOLAS, the former of whom died when Mrs. Masson was 2 years old.  She accompanied her mother and step-father to America when she was 11 years old, and they also settled in Lake township.  About 18 months after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Masson located on the farm they now occupy.  Mr. Masson resides on his well improved farm of 80 acres, and also owns a farm of 48 acres in St. Joseph township.  He and his wife have 6 children:

 

JOHN N., JANE M., MARY J., JOSEPH A., JULE J., and ADEL J.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Masson and children are members of the Catholic Church.  In politics Mr. Masson is a democrat.  

 

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MASSON, MASON CENSUS RECORDS

 

1850 Census of Aboite Township, Allen Co., IN

Appear to be laborers in the home of a Nicolas Perust, also from France

 

Peter Mason

Male, 22

Born France

Laborer

Another home

Joseph Mason

Male, 21

Born France

Laborer

                

 

1850 Census of Lake Twp., Allen Co., IN

 

John Mason

24 Male

Born France

Abt 1826

 

Margaret Mason

18 Female

Born France

Abt 1832

 

 John should be living with his mother.   Perhaps Margaret's age is incorrect in this census?  

 

1860 Census of Perry Township, Allen County, IN

 

John Mason

Male, 32

Born France

About 1828

Emily Mason

Female, 26

Born France

Abt 1834

 

 

 

 

John Mason

Male, 8

Born IN

Abt 1852

Jane Mason

Female, 6

Born IN

Abt 1854

Josephine Mason

Female, 11 months

Born IN

Abt 1859

 

1860 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN

 

Peter Mason

31 Male

Born France

Abt 1829, farmer

Mary Mason

22 Female

Born France

Abt 1838

Jane Mason

5 Female

Born IN

Abt 1855

Mariah Mason

3 Female

Born IN

Abt 1857

 

1870 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN   P.O.  Eel River   taken July 11, 1870  120-122

 

Peter Mason

Male, 42

Born France

Farmer

About 1828

Mary Mason

Female, 33

Born France

 

About 1837

 

 

 

 

 

Jennie Mason

Female, 15

Born IN

 

About 1855

Josephine Mason

Female, 13

Born IN

 

About 1857

Louis Mason

Male, 3

Born IN

 

About 1867

Frederick Mason

Male, 3

Born IN

 

About 1867

Joseph Mason

Male, 1

Born IN

 

About 1869

 

1870 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN  P.O. Eel River    taken July 11, 1870   121-123

 

John Mason

Male, 44

Born France

Farmer

About 1826

Amele Mason

Female, 37

Born France

 

About 1833

 

 

 

 

 

John Mason

Male, 18

Born IN

 

About 1852

Jane Mason

Female, 16

Born IN

 

About 1854

Josephine Mason

Female, 11

Born IN

 

About 1859

Joseph Mason

Male, 8

Born IN

 

About 1862

Julius Mason

Male, 3

Born IN

 

About 1867

 

1880 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN    Page 188A

Peter Mason

51 Male

Born France

Abt 1829

Farmer

 

Father b. FR

Mother b. FR

 

 

Mary Mason

44 Female

Born France

Abt 1836

Keeping house

 

Father b. FR

Mother b. FR

 

 

Melaney Mason

21 Female

Born IN

Abt 1859

At home

Louis Mason

13 Male

Born IN

Abt 1867

Farm laborer

Arsine Mason

13 Male

Born IN

Abt 1867

Farm laborer

Joseph Mason

11 Male

Born IN

Abt 1869

 

Daughter Jane  at the age of 24 is counted and working next door in the home of Arsene Sordelet and is listed as their niece.

 

 

1880 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN    Page 188A

 

John B. Mason

53 Male

Born France

Abt 1827

Farmer

 

Father b. FR

Mother b. FR

 

 

Emily Mason

47 Female

Born France

Abt 1833

Keeping house

 

Father b. FR

Mother b. FR

 

 

Joseph Mason

17 Male

Born IN

Abt 1863

Farm laborer

Julius Mason

12 Male

Born IN

Abt 1868

At school

Adel Mason

10 Female

Born IN

Abt 1870

At school

 

1900 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN 

 

Peter Mason

71 Male

Born France

Nov. 1828

Head, farmer

 

Father b. FR

Mother b. FR

 

Married 47 yrs

Immigrated 1857

Mary Mason

64 Female

Born France

July 1835

Wife, 7 children,

 

Father b. FR

Mother b. FR

 

3 living

Arsene Mason

31 Male

Born IN

Sept. 1868

 

The date of immigration must be incorrect in this census, as they were counted here in the 1850 census.   

 

1900 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN

 

John B. Mason

73 Male

Born France

Sept. 1826 

Head, widowed

 

Father b. FR

Mother b. FR

 

Immigrated 1857

Joseph Mason

37 Male

Born IN

Feb. 1863

 

Julius Mason

31 Male

Born IN

Sept. 1868

 

Adel Mason

29 Female

Born IN

June 1873

 

The date of immigration has to be incorrect as John was married in 1850 in Allen Co., IN and some their children were born in Indiana before the 1857 date given here for immigration. 

 

Probable census of brother, Joseph Mason

1860 Census of Lake Twp., Allen Co., IN

 

Joseph Mason

29 Male

Born France

Abt 1831

Farmer

Philamine Mason

24 Female

Born France

Abt 1836

 

John Mason

3 Male

Born IN

Abt 1857

 

Mary Mason

4 months

Born IN

Abt 1860

 

 

1870 Census of Lake Twp., Allen Co., IN

 

Joseph Mason

37 Male

Born France

Abt 1833

Farmer

Philamen Mason

34 Female

Born France

Abt 1836

Keeps house

John Mason

13 Male

Born IN

Abt 1857

At home

Mary Mason

10 Female

Born IN

Abt 1860

 

Joseph Mason

7 Male

Born IN

Abt 1863

 

Jane Mason

6 Female

Born IN

Abt 1864

 

James Mason

4 Male

Born IN

Abt 1866

 

Adaline Mason

1 Female

Born IN

Abt 1869

 

 

 

 

MASON BURIALS

 

St. Patrick Roman Catholic Cemetery.   St. Patrick's Church is located in Arcola.

 

Name

Born

Died

Other information

Joseph Mason

February 15, 1831

January 26, 1882

Peltier Rec.    50 yrs Masson

Julius Mason

 

August 1, 1878

Son of Joseph and Philomena

 

Sacred Heart Cemetery,  St. Vincent Roman Catholic Cemetery

 

Amelia M. Mason

September 18, 1833

May 5, 1900

Mother, wife of John B  Church rec., Masson Arreliam M.

Frank L. Mason

Peltier, Perry T.

February 8, 1880

18 years, son of Pierre & Marie  (CR  Masson, Frenck)

John A. Mason

1852

July 8, 1908

(Church Rec. Joanneum) 56 yrs

Joseph A. Mason

 

January 1, 1912

49 yrs, 10 mos, 28 days

Jule J. Mason

September 9, 1867

August 13, 1902

34 yrs

Mary Mason

1850

1929

John A.

John B. Masson

 

September 21, 1903

Church record  78 yrs

Jules Masson

 

August 16, 1902

Church record 34 yrs

Louis Masson

 

September 5, 1888

Church record 22 yrs, son of Peter & Mary

Marie Sordelet Masson

1836

1904

Wife of Pierre Masson

Pierre Masson

1828

1904

Wife, Marie Sordelet

 

St. Vincent's New Cemetery

 

Hilda Mason

1904

 

Joseph

Joseph Mason

1887

1973

Hilda

 

Perry Township Cemetery, Huntertown, Old Section

 

Joseph Mason

 

February 22, 1860

59 yrs, 8 days

Mary Anderson Mason

 

April 14, 1866

Wife of Ralph Mason, 28 yrs, 3 mos, 14 days

 

Eel River Cemetery, Eel River Township, Allen Co., IN

 

Maria E. Mason

 

September 6, 1864

35 yrs, 13 days, wife of J.F.   

 

 

PROBABLE DESCENDANT LINE FOR PETER MASON

 

1.  Peter Mason died abt 1831 in France (when John B. was 5 yrs old)

            + Margaret b: abt 1806  d: 1880

 

                        2.  John Baptista Mason  b: Dec 21, 1826 in France  d: Sept 21, 1903

                                 married Dec. 4, 1850  

                                    +  Amelie M. Nicolas  b: Sept 18, 1833 in France 

                                          d: May 5, 1900 in Allen Co., IN

 

                                                3.  John Mason b: 1852   d: July 8, 1908

                                                3.  Jane M. Mason

                                                3.  Mary J. Mason

                                                3.  Joseph A. Mason  b: Feb 1863 in Allen Co., IN

                                                       d: Jan 1, 1912

                                                3.  Jule J. Mason  b: Sept 1868  d: Aug 13, 1902

                                                3.  Adel J. Mason  b: June 1873 in Allen Co., IN

 

                        2.  Peter Pierre Mason  b: Nov 1828 in France   d: 1904

                               married Jan 3, 1854

                                    +  Marie Josephine Maceline Sordelet  b: July 3, 1836  d: Sept 26, 1904

 

                                                3.  Jane "Jennie" Mason   b: 1855

                                                3.  Mary Josephine Mason  b: 1857

                                                3.  Melanie Mason  b: 1859

                                                3.  Peter Francis Mason  b: 1862  d: Feb 8, 1880

                                                3.  Frederic Arcene Mason  b: 1866

                                                3.  Louis Mason  b: 1867   d: Sept 5, 1888

                                                3.  Joseph Mason b: 1869

 

                        2.  Joseph Mason  b: Feb 15, 1831 in France  d: Jan 26, 1882 in Allen Co., IN

                                    +  Philomena  b: abt 1836 in France

 

                                                3.  Julius Mason  d: Aug 1, 1878 in Allen Co., IN

                                                3.  John Mason  b: abt 1857

                                                3.  Mary Mason  b:  abt 1860

                                                3.  Joseph Mason  b:  abt 1863

                                                3.  Jane Mason  b:  abt 1864

                                                3.  James Mason  b: abt 1866

                                                3.  Adaline Mason  b: abt 1869