- On 3 October 1850 John D. Becker and Charles W. Becker were appointed
Administrators of the Estate of Simon Becker. Settlement was continued until
12 August 1857, but no listing of heirs is available in the microfilmed probate
records of Adams County, Pennsylvania.
In the record of his second marriage the groom was identified as Captain Henry
W. Mateer, merchant of Hogestown; and the 1850 census of Silver Spring Township
shows H. W. Mateer, merchant age 34 with real property worth $1200. His
household included E. S. Mateer aged 27, Alfrete Mateer aged 9, Mary A. Mateer
aged 22, Jane Salberto aged 42 and Mary A. Salberto aged 20 years.
On 1 November 1850 Jacob Leiby and wife Sarah Ann of Carlisle, for $6526.53,
deeded to Henry Wilson Mateer of the Village of Hogestown land in North
Middleton Township, Cumberland County, 93 acres 69 perches on Conodoquinnett
Creek along Waggoner's Gap Road, with dower payments to John Myers and his wife
Catherine, formerly widow of Philip Baker deceased. On 1 April 1851 Henry
Wilson Mateer of Hogestown and his wife Elizabeth S. Mateer, for $1000,
conveyed to George Leiby of Hogestown, Lot No. 42 in Hogestown adjoining Poplar
Alley, which lot had been deeded to Mateer on 1 September 1843 by A. WillsEsquire and John Coyle. Witnesses: F. A. Mateer, Edward Porter.
Between 1856 and 1858 Henry W. Mateer moved to Marshall County, Illinois. In
the 1860 census H. W. Mateer, merchant aged 44 was living in Henry Illinois;
his household then included his wife Elizabeth aged 37, children Charles aged
7, Mary aged 4 (these four born in Pennsylvania), Lucy aged two born in
Illinois, along with two servants and a clerk. In 1870 still in Henry,
Illinois, H. Wilson Mateer aged 53 had "no business"; his family was wife
Elizabeth aged 48, daughters Mary aged 13, Lucy aged 11 and Hettie aged 9. In
1880 Henry Matteer aged 64 was a grocer in Henry; his wife Elizabeth S. aged 57
reported that both her parents were born in Germany; children at home were MAry
G. aged 22, Lucy J. aged 20 and Hettie R. aged 18. One Ellen Sully, born in
Pennsylvania about 1827, continued in this family as a domestic servant for
over twenty years.
On 6 February 1888 Louis M. Lincoln, a son-in-law, petitioned for
Administration on the intestate estate of Henry W. Mateer who had died on 15
Janurary 1888; property of the deceased included household goods, horse,
harness, buggies, notes and accounts, as well as three lots, a house lot, a
vacant lot and five acre lot; total value was estimated at $300; survivors were
listed as Alfred Mateer, Mary Grace Lincoln, Lucy Jane Mateer and Henrietta R.
McTeer - Mateer Families of Cumberland County Pennsylvania, Frances Davis
McTeer, 1975, p 81.