Select Evers Miscellany
accounts over the years:
- Evers Origins in England
- Early Dutch Everts in New York State
- Evers and Evert Arrivals in America
- John Evers in Kansas
- Johannes Evers in North Dakota
Evers Origins in England
in Northumberland and Clavering in Essex in the late 12th century. The Clavering line died out.
William Eure of Warkworth was created a baron
and Ralph Eure built Witton castle in Durham in 1410.
The family later held West Ayton castle
near Scarborough. The
barony lasted until
1707 when Ralph Eure, the final baron, died.
be found in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.
Eure or Evers of Washborough, an MP for the county in the late 1500’s. His marriage in his fifties caused his contemporary John Chamberlain to comment:
Evers hath got a young wife in Lincolnshire, where he was hammering about her all last term, and hath not yet showed his face among his friends. Evers became a father of four children in
There were more Evers descendants in Yorkshire where its early
appearance was in the vicinity of present-day Leeds. Evre or Eure became either Evers or Vevers.
Early Dutch Everts in New York State
|Name||Date of Birth||County|
|Hendrick Evert||1686||Ulster (Kingston)|
|Jansen Evert||1698||New York City|
Evers and Evert
Arrivals in America
following Evers and Evert
numbers were recorded from passenger lists on ship arrival in America.
John Evers in Kansas
John Evers was born in Hanover, Germany in 1857. He worked on the
farm and as a carpenter until 1882 when he came to America and first
settled in Nebraska. There he again farmed and worked at his
trade for ten years before acquiring land in Barton county, Kansas.
He was justly proud of his Wheat
Valley Farm. A large two story frame house, containing ten
rooms and a kitchen, took the place of his former residence. The
barn, sheds and other outbuildings were in keeping with his home and
the care for the grain and stock of the farm. There was an
abundance of shade and it was said that the whole ensemble presented a
His eldest son John Herman Evers lived and farmed nearby in
Johannes Evers in North Dakota
Johannes or John Evers came to Clearfield township in
Griggs county, North Dakota in the spring of 1882.
He was just 22. He worked there for
a number of years before
receiving his land under the Homestead Act.
He became skilled in all the trades
needed in this frontier community – a plasterer, a stonemason, a tanner
and badger hides, a small game hunter, a butcher, and a farmer.
first came to North Dakota he carried a double-barrelled pistol –
to shoot ducks, prairie chickens, geese, and rabbits for food. He
eggs from wild nests to use for food.
He put in many hours roaming the forests
with a sack which he filled with tree seeds, ash and box elder.
plowed a strip of land on the west edge of his homestead to plant into
trees. This freshly plowed shelterbelt saved his buildings from
He returned in 1891 to Ontario, the place of his birth, to spend a
few months to pick out a wife. He found
one there, Sarah Hellwig, and they were married in Ontario before
the Evers homestead in North Dakota.
Living was hard. But they could see that
they were slowly
getting ahead. One fall there were
only seven pennies left after the bills were paid.
Sarah wondered how they would ever last
through the winter. Springtime found the
same seven pennies still saved.
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