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- X. Robinson, no data, probably lived and died in Providence, Rhode Island. See email
- X. Potter, hypothetical based upon Hannah's middle name, probably lived and died in
Providence, Rhode Island. Note that a Joseph S. Potter signed Hannah's book of poems.
- E.W. Robinson, brother of Hannah, donator of Hannah's book of poems (see Hannah below)
- Edmund Landis (middle name unknown),
born 19 Dec 1816
in Lancaster, Penn., listed in 1850 Baltimore, Maryland census as follows
(Pg 384 ward 3) : age 33, wife Hannah age 29, son Edmund (M.) age 4, son Roland
age 2, Edmund (Sr) born in Penn (3rd son John William is yet to come in 1850).
The Fullerton Avenue Presbyterian Church in Chicago records state that "the Landis
family were quite prominent in church work from 1868 on". Also listed in the 1870 Chicago city directory
(Pg 72-1282 film). Edmund Sr. died 7 May 1881 ;
the obituary of Edmund Sr is available ; Edmund Sr.
was the first buried in a plot in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago owned by
his wife Hannah. In March 2002,
David Schmucker, historian and genealogist for the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
located records tracing the family of Edmund Landis family to
1717 Swiss immigrants.
- (mother) Hannah Potter Robinson (middle name from records of her
son John W), born 1820 (first date on photo and consistent with
her obituary) : the birth date "Feb 1835"
on the 1900 census  is likely wrong. See 1850 census data above. Hannah created a
large photo album. Hannah is registered as the owner of a
10-grave plat in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, where she is buried with her husband,
three sons, one daughter-in-law (Alma), and one granddaughter (Ida).
Carroll Flood, great-great-granddaughter of Hannah, owns a small
writing book dedicated "To Hannah P. Robinson presented by her brother
E.W. Robinson". This book contains about 30 handwritten poems and
farewell wishes dated from 1842 through about 1848, with an undated
story attributed to "Will" which may have been added about 1895. The
names of the writers are as follows : Alfred, J.M.D., Abby, M.E.D.,
F.H., E.H., E.H.S., Sarah C., Batch, Joseph S. Potter, Ahtram (?),
Lucy S. Potter, and Louista. Two entries are dedicated by address,
namey "14.D.McC Pratt Str" and "J.S., 27 Front Str." This writer
(Tom L. McFarland in April 2003) suggests that the book was created
as Hannah prepared to move to Baltimore with her new husband,
Edmund Landis. Hannah's first child, Edmund M., was born 4 Oct 1846.
- Edmund M. was born 4 Oct 1846 in
Maryland (also see ), died 14 Dec 1902. Called "uncle Ed" by Adele Landis in 1964.
The new (in 2001) Mormon CD lists this person as Admund M. Landus, and the US 1880 census
lists him as "Doctor", name spelled correctly : see wife below. The
obituary of Edmund M. Landis states that he "leaves a
widow and 2 daughter" ; however, census records reveal a son Edmund Robinson, and
a daughter Ida Mary (see wife Alma below). Mormon records give the exact birth dates for
these children. Mormon records also claim Edmund married Alma Moore on 06 Dec 1877 in
Chillicothe, Ohio. Edmund M. Landis is buried in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago.
- Alma Moore, listed in 1880 Illinois census (reel T9-0197, page 107D)
as age 27 years, wife of Edmund M. Landis, born in Ohio. No children listed in 1880 ;
in 1900, Alma and husband Edmund M. listed as living with daughter Ida (born Oct 1885 in
Illinois) and son Edmund R. (born Sept 1887 in Illinois), and two 26-year-old
european-born people (servants?). Husband Edmund died in 1902, and in the 1910 US census,
Alma is listed as having given birth to 5 children, of whom two survive in 1910, and she
is listed as living with 22-year-old son Edmund R. (but not Ida) at 939 Evanston Avenue
(possibly rented) ; the son Edmund R. listed his trade as "advertising", and
business as "newspapers". This conflicts with the claim of leaving "a widow and 2
daughters" in Edmund M. Landis' obituary. Alma's parents
both came from Ohio . Roland and Hannah could not be located in the 1880 Illinois
census. Alma's obituary gives her death date as 15 Oct 1926,
and mentions her late husband and son, but not her daughter Ida ; Ida's fate was
revealed when Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago named "Ida Blair"
as buried with her father Edmund and others in the Landis plot. Rosehill lists Alma as buried in
Sect. 118, lot 51, sublot 5, grave 1
- Roland Robinson was born 26 Oct 1850 in Baltimore, Maryland
(claim in 1900 census is May 1854 in Maryland), had one child "Nell" (born Mar 1882 in
Illinois ) and in 1900 was living with wife Ella (born Apr 1857 in Maryland ) and
mother Hannah on Elm Street in Hinsdale (Du Page County). Nell contributed to this
genealogy through Adele, possibly forwarding Hannah's Album.
Roland is buried in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago.
- John William Landis (father), born June 1854 in Maryland ,
died 21 Feb 1921 "at the age of 67 yrs 1 month 7 days", buried in Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago.
This death date conflicts slightly with a death notice.
Late in life, lived on 3rd Avenue in Hinsdale, Illinois  Family from Baltimore,
owned lumber yard on Troup St. :
the 1895 Chicago city directory lists "Landis, John W. lumber
22nd nw cor S. Morgan h. Hinsdale". The 1900 census lists him living with wife Alice
(born June 1860 in Illinois), daughter Louise (born 1881 in Illinois), and son William
( born Oct 1887 in Illinois) with Swedish servant. Member of Handcock Post of GAR in Illinois.
- Alice Louise Cox , born 1857 in
Sandwich, Illinois (DeKalb County). Dorothy (Landis) McFarland (in 2000)
recalls driving in Alice's electric car in Chicago when she was 5 years old, and claims
Alice was a hat designer at Marshall Fields, and lived a somewhat high-society life,
vibrant and healthy in 1918, but developing a foot problem which led to an early death.
Alice's marriage to John William Landis gave rise to most families in this genealogy.
Adele Landis (in 1964) thought that Alice might have first married a Mr. Adams, but the
Illinois marriage records
(recently put on line) show no such Cox-Adams marriage. The
obituary of Ella (Cox) Landis claims that she was a
sister to "Alice Landis Adams", which implies that Alice married Mr. Adams after
her marriage to John W. Landis. Also, the Delavan cemetery lists her name as "Alice L.
Adams", dying on 27 March 1924. Alice's sister Marie married Walter G. Adams
in 1869, and the couple had 3 children, Lydia, Vinnie,
In February 2000, Jeanne (Landis) Illian somewhat contradicted this account, claiming that
the Marshall Field's hat designer was Nell Landis, not Alice Cox; both apparently
lived in Chicago. Jeanne also claims that a principal cause of Alice's divorce was an
affair she had with one of her husband's brothers. The question is "which brother".
- In March 2002, David Schmucker at the Mennonite Historical Society in Lancaster,
Pennsylvania, extended this Landis genealogy 4 generations further, back to the
first Swiss immigrant to America : one of 4 people in our family named John Landis.
Extensive genealogies of the Landis families are published, linking to
Hans Landis, who was executed in 1502 in Zurich for
religious crimes. Adele Landis also claimed that the famous 1930's judge
Kenesaw Mountain Landis was "a cousin".
Information about the most distant Landis' comes from Nell Landis and
Adele M. Landis, written down by Tom McFarland about 1964. Nell was a
daughter of Roland Landis, granddaughter of Edmund Landis (Sr.). Nell and
Adele kept in touch. According to Jeanne (Landis) Illian in Feb 2000,
Nell had no children.
 1880 US census ;  1900 US census ;  1910 US census ;  1920 US census (Cook Co. E.D. 1474 Sheet 2 line 7)