John Nic Poncelet .......(1805 - 1883)
_____?_____ ____?______ (18__ - 18__)
Angelique Carotte .......(1810 - 18__)

John Nic2 Poncelet (___________1) was born 10 April 1805 at, probably Battincourt (then Bettem) in Commune Aubange of the Province of Luxembourg, Belgium. His birth may be recorded in Battincourt birth records. On his death record, his place of birth is listed as Belgium. His parents' names are unknown.

He died 7 January 1883, age 77, of old age at Village of Fredonia, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ Church, __________, and he is buried in St. John's Cemetery at Fredonia. His death is recorded in Ozaukee County death records, v 2, p 22, no. 129. J. H. Voje signed the death certificate at Fredonia, 7 January 1883. Date of registration was 2 February 1883.

He married, first, ____?_____ _____?_____ _____________, at ________________ Roman Catholic church, ___________ at ____________. Reverend _________________ presided. Witnesses were ______________ and _____________. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of the church. See also __________ marriage records, v. ___, no. ____.

She was born _____________, at _____________, ___________ , ___________, the daughter of _____________ and _____________ (___________) ______________. Her birth is recorded in ___________ birth records.

She died _____________________, age __ of _____________, at _____________, ______________ County, __________. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, __________, and she is buried in ___________ Cemetery at ____________. Her death is recorded in _____ County death records, v. ____, p. ____.

He married, second, Angelique Carotte Nicollet _____________, at ________________ Roman Catholic church, ___________, Town of ___________, ___________ County. Reverend _________________ presided. Witnesses were ______________ and _____________. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of the church. See also __________ County marriage records, v. ___, no. ____.

She was born __ _______ 1810 at _____________, ___________ County, ___________, the daughter of _____________ and _____________ (___________) Carotte. Her birth is recorded in ___________ birth records.

She died _____________________, age __ of _____________, at _____________, ______________ County, __________. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, __________, and she is buried in ___________ cemetery at ____________. Her death is recorded in _____ County death records, v. ____, p. ____.

She married, first, Henry Nicollet _____________, at ________________ Roman Catholic church, ___________, Town of ___________, ___________ County. Reverend _________________ presided. Witnesses were ______________ and _____________. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of the church. See also __________ County marriage records, v. ___, no. ____.

He was born __ _______ 18?? at _____________, ___________ County, ___________, the son of _____________ and _____________ (___________) Nicollet. His birth is recorded in ___________ birth records.

He died _____________________, age __ of _____________, at _____________, ______________ County, __________. The funeral was held _____________________, at _________________ church, __________, and she is buried in ___________ cemetery at ____________. Her death is recorded in _____ County death records, v. ____, p. ____.

John Nic Possley was a farmer.

We do not know when he migrated to the United States or if he came immediately to Ozaukee County. We have not found a record of a land purchase by him in Ozaukee County prior to 1858, when he would have been about 53 years old.

On 8 February 1858, John N. Ponsly paid Nicholas Ponsly and Anna, his wife, of the Town of Belgium $300 for 20 acres, described as:

The West half (of the) South West quarter (of the) South East quarter of Section No. Twenty Six, 26, Township No. Twelve, 12, Range No. Twenty two, 22, East containing twenty acres...

This deed description is incorrect. It should read:

The South half of the East half of the East half of the South West quarter of Section 26, Township 12, Range 22 East, containing 20 acres...

Nicholas Ponsly made his mark, and Anna Ponsly signed her name. Their signatures were witnessed by Paul Ronk and Geo E. Choll. The deed was recorded 20 January 1859 in Ozaukee County deed book 7, p 632.

This 20 acres was a portion of an 80-acre tract which Nicholas Ponsly and Francois Antoine had jointly purchased for $880 on 14 July 1855.

On 13 September 1867, John Nicholas Ponsly sold the 20 acres he had purchased from his brother Nicholas on 8 February 1858 to Francois Antoine for $1,000. The land was described as:

The South half of the East half of the East half of South West quarter of Section No. Twenty six of Township No. Twelve North of Range No Twenty Two East containing Twenty acres more or less.

John Nicholas Ponsly made his mark, witnessed by J. W. Lutfring and Elizabeth Lutfring. The deed was recorded 20 September 1867 in Ozaukee County deed book 21, p 378. Since his wife is not named in the deed, she was probably dead by this date.

On 3 August 1875, John Possely loaned $200 to Albert Wetzel and Elizabeth, his wife, secured by a mortgage on a lot in Waubeka described as:

Lot Number Ten, 10, in Block Number three, 3, according to the Original Plot of the Village of Waubeka, Section No. Twenty Eight (28) Township No. Twelve (12) North of Range No Twenty one, 21, East.

The Wetzels signed the mortgage, and it was witnessed by W. J. Maercklein and Nic. Cigrand. It was recorded 18 August 1875 in Ozaukee County Mortgage book 20, p 499.

The Wetzels defaulted and John Possley foreclosed. At 10 a.m. on 10 April 1880, Sheriff Frank Delles of Ozaukee County auctioned the property. John Posseley was the highest bidder, with a bid of $350.

On 20 October 1881, John Posseley of the Town of Fredonia received a sheriff's deed to a lot in Waubeka described as follows

Lot No Ten (10) in Block No three (3) in the Original Plot of the Village of Waubeka, section Twenty Eight (28) Township No. Twelve (12) North of Range No Twenty one (21) East.

The deed was signed on 20 October 1881 by Sheriff John P. Weyker in the presence of M. G. Ruppert ad James Hedding and recorded 22 October 1881 in Ozaukee County deed book 27, pp. 622-623.

On 22 May 1865, Henry Nicollet and Angelique Corette, his wife, leased 80 acres in Section 17 of Town of Fredonia to Gottlieb Kalling. The land was described as:

the South Half of the North East quarter of section Seventeen, Town twelve, of Range twenty one East, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin.

According to the terms of the lease, Gottlieb Kalling was required to pay $15 upon execution of the lease and rent in money and wood each year as long as Henry Nichollet or his wife were alive, and when they were both dead, he would be given a deed for the land.

The rent amounted to:

for 1865: One quarter of the crops that shall be raised on said land including straw and six cords of wood … to be delivered ... at his residence in Waubeka in said Town of Fredonia on or before the middle of November 1865....

for 1866: Eighty-five dollars payable on the first day of January 1866....

Thereafter: the sum of one hundred dollars in advance payable on the first day of January in each year. Also ... six cords ... on or before the 15th day of November in each year....

The lease was signed by Henry Nicollet and Angelique Corette. Gottlieb Kalling made his mark. These signatures were witnessed by G. O. Foster and Harvey Tanner. The lease was recorded 5 June 1865 in Ozaukee County Deed book 17, pp. 183-185.

On 21 October 1889, William J Turner obtained a judgment against Angelina Ponsley. The Circuit Court of Ozaukee County appointed J. M. Morgan as receiver and ordered Herman Kelling successor to Gottlieb Kelling, to pay all money and goods due under the lease to the receiver rather than to Angelina Ponsley.

On 27 August 1891, Angelica Ponsley formerly Nicolette of Town of Fredonia was paid $500 by Melany Knepper of the same town for 80 acres described as:

The South half of the North East quarter of Section No. Seventeen (17) town twelve (12) Range twenty one (21) East, containing Eighty acres more or less.

Angelica Ponsley signed the deed with her mark, and it was witnessed by Wm. A. Tholen and H. B. Schwin. The deed was recorded on 1 December 1891 in Ozaukee County deed book 39, p 83.

A few days later, on 1 September 1891, Melany Knepper resold this property to Charles Kelling for $1. This deed was recorded 1 December 1891 in Ozaukee County deed book 39, p 84.

On 30 November 1891, Henry C. Kelling and Maggie Kelling, his wife, and Herman Kelling unmarried of the City of Milwaukee sold their interest in the 80-acre property to Charles Kelling for "the sum of one dollar and other valuable considerations to them duly paid." This deed was recorded 1 December 1891 in Ozaukee County deed book 39, p 82.

On 1 December 1891, Charles Kelling and Amelia, his wife, sold the 80 acres to Martin Grabinger and Anna Grabinger, his wife, for $3,350. the deed was recorded 1 December 1891 in Ozaukee County deed book 40, p 58.

John Nic and ______ ______ (_________) Poncelet had at least three children:

Helen Possley................ = ______ ______ ______
Mary Jeanette Possley = ______ ______ ______
Celestine Possley ..........= ______ ______ ______

John Nic and Angelique (Carotte Nicollet) Poncelet had no children.

We do not know if Henry and Angelique (Carotte) Nicollet had any children.

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