Waste family history section

Luke Waste

1809 - 1884

and Hannah Pratt

Luke Waste

Birth: Nov. 9, 1809 in Hague, Warren County, New York

Death: Dec. 16, 1884 in Plainview, Wabasha County, Minnesota

Luke was one of Bezaleel, Jr. and Diadama Waste's ten children. He was born while his parents were living in Hague on Lake George in New York. Sometime after 1809, the year Luke was born, the family returned to their old home in Windham County, Vermont, setttling in Somerset. Luke's parents eventually moved to Ohio. But he apparently went to live in Washington County, New York near Lake George. He married Hannah Pratt on March 7, 1832 in Cossayuma, Washington County. She was the daughter of Daniel Pratt and Sarah Morey of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Luke and his wife Hannah moved from Washington County, New York, to Ohio with their two children in 1837. They first settled in Willoughby, Ohio and came to Mayfield in 1840. In 1850 Luke and his brother Warren were located in Willoughby, Lake County, Ohio.

Later, the 1880 census listed Luke as a resident of the village of Plainview, Wabasha County, Minnesota. His son Dr. J. P. Waste and daughter-in-law Helen had been living in Plainview since the mid-1860's.


Location of Plainview, Wabasha County, Minnesota


 Plainview, Wabasha County, Minnesota, 1874

Wabasha County is located on the Mississippi River across from Wisconsin.


Hannah Pratt

Birth: Aug. 4, 1803 Greenwich, Washington County, New York
Death: Dec. 31, 1884 in Sparta, Monroe County, Wisconsin

Luke Waste married Hannah Pratt on March 7, 1832 in Cossayuma, Washington County, New York. She was the daughter of Daniel Pratt and Sarah Morey of Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Hannah died just two weeks after her husband in 1884.


This is taken from a book published in July 1896
"Memorial To The Pioneer Women Of The Western Reserve"
which contains write-ups about the female pioneers in townships in the Western Reserve.

"Hannah PRATT (Mrs. Luke WASTE) came from Washington county, New York, with her husband and two children in 1837. They first settled in Willoughby, and came to Mayfield in 1840. She was a very kind-hearted woman. She bore the noontide toil and heat, and at eventide, with tired, folded hands, waited for the summons which should open unto her the morning of eternal day."

Children of Luke and Hannah Waste

William Henry Waste, born Aug. 29, 1834 in Greenwich, Washington Co., New York. During the Civil War, William served in Company 1, 23rd Infantry Regiment, Ohio. Here is the history of his regiment. He fought in many battles, including Antietam.

William married Sarah Jane Day on Jan. 10, 1864 in Chester Township, Geauga County, Ohio. Sarah was born July 5, 1838 probably in Vermont. William Waste died on Feb. 3, 1888 in Sparta, Monroe Co., Wisconsin. Sarah J. Waste died on April 12, 1906 in Sparta. Their children were:
Elmer J. Waste, born 1866. He died in 1936 and was buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Monroe Co., Wisconsin.
Bertha J. Waste, born 1868. She married Charles Leach in 1891 in Monroe Co., Wisconsin.
Henry Alonzo Waste, was born May 26, 1870 near Sparta, Monroe Co., Wisconsin. He was a Methodist minister. Henry married Anna May Aylesworth on Dec. 26, 1901 in Sparta. Henry A. Waste died on Aug. 20, 1935 in Brooklyn, Green County, Wisconsin. He was buried at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Monroe County, Wisconsin. Anna Waste died on Jan. 1, 1950 in Richland Center, Richland County, Wisconsin.
William Pratt Waste, born 1872.
Jessie V. Waste, born 1874 (Jessie was a girl).
Charles L. Waste, born 1876. He died 1907.

John Pratt Waste, born 1837. John was a doctor and served in the Civil War. He married Helen Higgins about 1866 in Cuyahoga County , Ohio. Later, they moved to Plainview, Minnesota. Known as J. P. Waste, he was elected and served several years as a Minnesota State Senator beginning in 1872.

Here is a page about Dr. J. P. Waste.

Clarinda Waste, born 1841
Deborah Elizabeth Waste, born 1846


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