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Mary Elizabeth Sip, jersey City, Nj.

Young, Mary Elizabeth Sip, portrait, Jersey City, NJ


Mary Toffey and Mary Sip, Bast Friends!

Mary Toffey, sister to John James Toffey, left, and Mary Elizabeth Sip (Toffey), right -- Best Friends!


Sip_Mansion, Westfield, NJ

"Sip Manor House"building in 1666, Sip Avenue, Jersey City. But 1924, sale and moving to 5 Cherry Lane in Westfield, NJ


Sip_Mansion, Westfield, NJ

Pawling, N.Y., Friday, 5-7:30 pm, Main Street, town down, August 18, 2012, Lowell Thomas House, 60 friends and 16 family's Toffey.

Back, left, Four side - Right: Civil War, United States Navy Rear Admiral John Lorimer Worden and wife, Olivia Akin Toffey Worden. Left: Great grandparents, John James and Mary Elizabeth Sip Toffey.


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SIP Homestead, 1775. Illustration.


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SIP MANOR, inside.



John James Toffey, first time, 18 years old, Civil War.

John James Toffey, 18 years old, 33rd NJ Volunteers, Jersey City, NJ in Civil War.


Marriage. Mary E. Sip and John James Toffey.

Marriage, Mary Elizabeth Sip and John James Toffey, May 17, 1870. Sip Avenue, Jersey City, NJ.


Civil War, John J. Toffey, two-bullet wounds

Invite, John James Toffey married Mary Elizabeth Sip, May 17, 1870, Jersey City, NJ party, father, Peter Sip.


H-Diningroom;Tables ,J. J. Toffey

Wedding gift from Peter Sip, "sideboard" to John and Mary in 1870 in Jersey City. After John died, grandfather, William V. Toffey II, Jersey City, kept the sideboard and bequeathed it to Uncle Akin in 1956 in Glen Ridge, NJ In 1983, on Akin death, I inherited the sideboard in Upper Darby, PA, picture, Dining room in 1992. I moved with me to Pennsauken, NJ In 2009, the damaged sideboard went out with the trash! Sad.


GG- John J. Toffey_Home; Pawling; 50*

John James Toffey, 45 years old, Jersey City, NJ.



John James and Mary Elizabeth Sip

"My Great grandparents"

John James, born and died in Pawling, N.Y.

Garret's great grandparents, John James Toffey, was born June 1, 1844, in Quaker Hill, Pawling, N.Y. When he was 10, has George Akin Toffey family, moved south to Hudson City, NJ, now part of Jersey City. John's died at age 67 on March 3, 1911 in downtown Pawling Cemetery, N.Y.

And wife, Mary Elizabeth Sip Toffey, born, April 17, 1851, and died, June 7, 1922, in my grandparents home in Jersey City. See belo, Mary Elizabeth Sip.

Also, town cemetery, John's three brothers, George Toffey, Jr, William Vermilye Toffey I [Garret's grandfather, William Vermilye Toffey II's Uncle], and Daniel Toffey. And one sister, Mary Toffey [Wheeler]. and John's father, George Akin Toffey, also to town cemetery in Pawling.

Birth to 18 years old in Civil War..

He received his education in the public schools and in the University of the City of New York. He took in the War of the Rebellion, and enlisting in August 21, 1862, at the age of 18, in the Twenty-first Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers.

History John James Toffey, 18 years old in Civil War...
History John's dad, George Toffey...
History ...Marriage Mary Elizabeth Sip
History After Civil War, John's in Republican!
History Dad Story: "Mary Elizabeth Sip Toffey"
History Jan Arianse Sip, 1666; Sip Avenue; Mary's 5, Garret Sip, 1739-1775

John James Toffey, 18 Years Old in Civil War

He joined the 21st New Jersey Volunteer Infantry as a Private on August 28th 1862. The 21st was a 9 month regiment, and serve as First Lieutenant, 33rd New Jersey Volunteer in the Civil War. partner

On November 23, 1863, he fought in the two bullets in legs, wounds, Battle of Missionary Ridge, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He received his medal on September 10, 1897.

After, great grandfather, John J. Toffey, two bullets, my dad, William V. Toffey III, after 1983, Brother, Bill Eldridge Toffey, in 2012.

Washington D.C., April 14, 1865, Ford Theatre, about 10 pm

Later, John Toffey served at a hospital in Washington, D.C. On April 14, 1865, he was attending the same performance as President Abraham Lincoln at the Ford Theatre when John Wilkes Booth, actor and a Confederate spy, entered the President's balcony and assassinated our 16th president with a single-shot, round-ball, .44.

See the full, exciting story of young John J. Toffey and his involvement with bringing the conspirators of Lincoln's assassination to justice.

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One of Twelve letters, John's dad, George ...

Fortunately, John wrote "Twelve letters" in Civil War, to his brother, Bill E. Toffey, and twelve of those have survived to this day.

"President Of The United States Of America"

"President of the United States Of America." President Abraham Lincoln and John James Toffey: Washington, D.C., signing (before, February - April, 1865). paper important document, and signing: 14 inch x 18 inch, mat and picture wall frame. Living to home, John James Toffey and Mary Elizabeth Sip Toffey, lived in 155 Magndia Avenue, Jersey City, NJ.

John's dead, 1911, my grandfather, William V. Toffey II, Jersey City, document and sign, 145 Gifford Avenue, one block to Philip Koonz, working for successful dentist in New York City in Manhattan.

Learning more... "John Toffey and President Lincoln…,"

P.S. John J. Toffey and Garret S. Toffey—Birthdays...

John James Toffey, birth, June 1, 1844. And me, Garret Sip Toffey, birth, June 2, 1954: One Century, Ten Years and One Day; 1:30 AM!

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Married: John James and Mary Elizabeth Sip

Invite, great grandfather, John James Toffey, married Mary Elizabeth Sip, May 17, 1870, Jersey City, home of Peter Sip in Sip Manor House in Sip Avenue, once stood at the southeast corner of Bergen Avenue and Academy Street.

And lived in new home, 155 Magndia Avenue in Jersey City. Father, Peter Sip, Jersey City, NJ, four block to Bergen Avenue and Academy Street house.

See, Toffey's in Jersey City, Google Map.

Wedding gift, Peter Sip, a sideboard tables! But John and Mary Toffey died, great parents, William Vermily Toffey II, corner, 145 Gifford Avenue, Jersey City. But dad father, William Toffey II died sideboard, moving to 1955, Akin Toffey, Glen Ridge, NJ But Akin Toffey death, 1992, me, Garret Sip Toffey, 1992-2009, Upper Darby, PA. And, moved to Pennsauken, NJ. But, 2009 - "trash!"

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John Toffey, Succumbed to lure of politic

After Civil War, my great John Toffey's engaged in active business as a live stock dealer, and so continued from 1866 to 1874, being connected with the well known firm of brother, Daniel Toffey & Co., one of the first in this country to engage in shipping beef to Europe. See, John, Daniel and father, George Toffey: Beef Exporting Business in Jersey City.

My great father, has been for a Republican, prominent in public affairs and one of the most excellence men in his separated. John to working for Public Serve, Hudson County, NJ, two terms as County Sheriff, State Treasurer, 1875 to 1891.

The retiring State Treasurer, my great father, has discharged the duties of his office in a manner honorable to himself and greatly to the benefit and advantage of the State.

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Dad Story: "Mary Elizabeth Sip Toffey"

Mary Elizabeth Sip Toffey's ancestors were among the first to settle in the Bergen section of what is now Jersey City. I know nothing about her early life, or, for that matter, about her married life except what might be culled from her scrapbook. Husband John J Toffey was a successful politician who served as county sheriff and the state treasurer, and at one time was even spoken of as a possible gubernatorial candidate. However, his political fortunes and those of his Republican party changed, and he ended up as a manager of a commissary at Ellis Island. He was a member of several fraternal organizations that were supposed to provide death benefits. However, when he died, without savings, the death benefits were not there, and my grandmother was left with only a small veteran's pension. So she came to live with us.

Except for occasional visits to relatives, I can't recall that she had any social activities other than membership in the Temperance Society of the Old Bergen (Dutch Reform) Church. Despite this, she did accept a before-dinner cocktail on Sundays.

She died after a short illness at the home of a practical nurse who was caring for her, and was buried next to her husband at Pawling, New York.

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The Sip Manor House

The Sip Manor House, which was in Bergen (Jersey City), NJ, and name, Sip Avenue, dates back to 1666. The patriarch of the Sip family was Jan Arianse Sip.

He was the "four": Peter Sip and Garret Sip.

I, Garret Sip Toffey's great grandmother, Mary Sip Toffey father, Peter Sip, birth, 1815, marriage, Ann Winnie Van Winkle, April 25, 1789 and death, 1855 and Ann, she was born in 1820 and died in 1888. Peter's father, great-great-great grandfather, Garret Sip, 1791 -1868. Garret's father, great-great-great-great grandfather, Peter Sip, 1767-1852. And Peter's father, great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Garret Sip, 1739-1775.

Lord Cornwall dined and spent a night in the Sip Manor House, Jersey City in Revaluation War.

The Sip Manor House was the oldest surviving building of the original Dutch settlement in Bergen, according to an article in the Jersey Journal. When Richard Garret offered the property for sale in 1924, a movement started to preserve it as a landmark.

That led to the house being dismantled and methodically rebuilt piece by piece on 5 Cherry Lane in Westfield, NJ. Garret Sip, for whom Garret Sip Toffey was named, was born in 1791 and died in 1868.

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