Lazarus TILLENY
Lydia Ann STANTON

Husband:  Lazarus TILLENY
Birth:  30 Jan 1831, Plymouth, England
Death:  29 Dec 1916, St. Louis Park, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Burial:  Dec 1916, Essex Junction Village Cemetery, Essex Junction, Chittenden Co., Vermont
Father:
Mother:

Marriage:   1859, Chittenden Co., Vermont     

Wife:  Lydia Ann STANTON
Birth:  20 Aug 1826, Essex, Chittenden Co., Vermont 
Death:  11 Jan 1904, St. Louis Park, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Burial:  Jan 1904, Essex Junction Village Cemetery, Essex Junction, Chittenden Co., Vermont
Father:  Elijah Galusha STANTON
Mother:  Nancy BARNETT

Children:
    
None
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Notes:    

1870 Federal Census Data (T132_5, Page 594A), Minneapolis Twp., Hennepin Co., Minnesota,
                                                                                                                              Enumeration Date: 28-Jun-1870, Family #97

NAME

Age

Sex

Occupation or Trade

Real Estate

Per. Estate

POB

In
Sch

Marr
W/In Yr

D, D, B, I, I, P, or C

 TILLENY, Lazarus

38

M

 Farmer

$4,000

$1,050

Eng

 

 

 

              Lydia

40

F

 Keeping House

 

 

VT

 

 

 

1880 Federal Census Data (T9_0623, Page 175B), Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota,
                                                                                  Enumeration Dist: 222, Enumeration Date: 5-Jun-1880, Family #40

 NAME

Age

Sex

 Relation

M/S W/D

Occupation

POB

Fa
 POB

Mo
POB

Dis-abled

In Sch

 TILLENY, Lazarus

50

M

 Head

M

 Farmer

Eng

Eng

Eng

 

 

              Lydia A

50

F

 Wife

M

 Keeping House

VT

VT

VT

 

 

 BROWN, Edwin A

12

M

 Adopted

S

 Works on Farm

MN

ME

ME

 

X

1895 State Census Data (MNV290_061, Jun-1895, Page 4, #148), St. Louis Park, Hennepin Co., Minnesota,

 NAME

Age

Sex

Col.

 Occupation

POB

 TILLENY, Lazarus

64

M

W

 Farmer

Eng

                Lydia A

66

F

W

  

VT

1900 Federal Census Data (T623_0770, Page 174B), St. Louis Park, Hennepin Co., Minnesota,  
                                                                                      Enumeration District: 140, Enumeration Date: 12-Jun-1900, Family #218

 NAME

Relation

Sex

Birth Mo.

Birth Yr

Age

M/S W/D

# Yr Mar

# C Bn

# C Liv

POB

Fa. POB

Mo. POB

Occupation
or Trade

In Sch

 TILLENY, Lazarus

 Head

M

Jan

1831

69

M

41

 

 

Eng

Eng

Eng

  

 

               Lidia

 Wife

F

Aug

1826

73

M

41

0

0

VT

VT

VT

 

 

1910 Federal Census Data (T624_0706, Page 220B), St. Louis Park, Hennepin Co., Minnesota,
                                                                                      Enumeration District: 219, Enumeration Date: 30-Apr-1910, Family #212

 NAME

Relation

Sex

Age

M/S W/D

# Yr Mar

# C Bn

# C Liv

POB

Fa. POB

Mo. POB

Occupation
Millard

In Sch

 TILLENY, Lazarus

 Head

M

75

W

 

 

 

Eng

Eng

Eng

 Farmer / Retired

 

From: The Compendium of History and Biography of Minneapolis and Hennepin County, Minnesota,1914; Vol. 4, Page 520-521

Lazarus Tilleny is one of the pioneers of Hennepin County, and a character with uncommonly wide acceptance. His home acres have been an abiding place since 1860, and his reminiscences include tales of deer shooting around Lake Harriet as well as other narratives of pioneering in the East, the Northwest and the Far West.  In many ways, he had a remarkable career.  Mr. Tilleny was born Jan. 30, 1831 in Plymouth, England, and was brought, as an infant, to Canada by his parents.  His father died before Lazarus was three years old, and then took place a notable incident in his life.  His mother and her five children went to Vermont Ė on foot, Lazarus being carried on his motherís back or on the back of an older brother.  He grew up on their farm in Vermont, and when he was twenty years old, made another notable journey.  In company with a considerable party of Vermonters, he went to California, answering the call of the gold fever which lured thousands to the new Eldorado.  They went by way of the Isthmus of Panama, walking across the isthmus.

For a year and a half, he prospected on French creek, in California, and then sold his claim, coming out with about $30,000 in gold.  After a visit home, se soon returned to California and established a dairy near San Francisco.  Finally, after four or five years, se sold out and returned to Vermont in 1859.  He had lived as a boy with a man named Stanton, being a playmate with Stantonís daughter, Lydia Ann.  And when he returned from California in 1859, he married his childhood companion.  They came west at once and settled at Star Prairie, Wisconsin, where he bought 200 acres of land.  After one year he sold that and, in 1850, came to Hennepin county, buying 120 acres, mostly brush land, near what are now the western city limits of Minneapolis.

Mrs. Tilleny died Jan. 11, 1904.  They had no children who grew to maturity.  Few men are more widely known in Hennepin county than Lazarus Tilleny.  For one thing, he is a famous trout fisherman; for another, he is a great hunter.  And, for another, he has an oddly unconscious habit of the use of swear words.  Mr. Tilleny does not defend the habit; but those old friends who know him best say his picturesque stories of early life in Vermont; of the gold mining days of Bret Harte in California; and of hunting and fishing in the wild country of Minnesota when he was a pioneer, would not seem half so spicy did not the rugged old man interject into his penetrating commentaries on life and events the emphasis carried in an expertís use of words which would be profane used by a less skillful and intelligent raconteur.
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Sources:
1) Death - Husband:  Hennepin County Minnesota Vital Statistics - Deaths, Cert. #1916-MN-005310 (spelled: Lasens)