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Decendants of Henry W. Tanner from Pennsylvania
Generation 1 Henry W. Tanner born May 06,1793 died December 09,1878 in Danville,Montour Co.,Pa. Married Sarah ? born December 18,1795 died 1867 in Danville,Montour Co.,Pa. Both are buried at Strawberry Ridge Cemetery,Columbia Co.,Pa, Children: Hannah Tanner married Martin Umstead Sarah Ann Tanner married John Umstead Susan Tanner married Amos Heller John Tanner born 1813 Peter Tanner born 1815 died 1892 Mary May Tanner born 1821 died 1880 married Jacob Schultz born 1818 died 1880 Henry W.Tanner Jr. born September 17,1823 died December 17,1864 Joseph Jacob Tanner born August 21,1831 died November 04,1908 Catherine Tanner born 1834 Generation 2 John Tanner born 1813 married Hannah ? born 1810 Children: Sarah Tanner born 1844 Mary Tanner born 1846 Peter Tanner born 1815 in Danville, Montour Co., Pa. died 1892 married Sarah Schultz born 1820 died 1889 Children: Martin Tanner born 1841 Henry J. Tanner born 1844 died June 19,1864 in Petersburg, Va. William Tanner born 1849 in Danville, Montour Co., Pa. Martha Tanner born 1847 died 1928 Simon Phillip Tanner born 1851 died 1919 John Franklin Tanner born July 26,1853 in Danville Montour Co., Pa.died April 30,1917 in Sheldon, Iowa Jacob Schultz Tanner born August 07,1856 died February 18,1922 Thomas N. Tanner born August 1858 in Danville, Montour Co., Pa died 1915 Sarah Ann Tanner married John Unstead Children: Jacab Henry Umstead born January 07,1858 in W.Hemlock Twp.,Montour Co.,Pa.died January 01,1040 in W.Hemlock Twp.,Montour Co.,Pa. Henry W.Tanner Jr. born September 17,1823 died December 17,1864 married Mary ? born 1827 Henry is buried at Strawberry Ridge Cemetery Columbia Co.,Pa. Children: Rosanna Tanner born 1849 Mary Tanner born 1851 Harriet Tanner born 1853 Hiram Benjamin Tanner born March 30,1857 died May 16,1918 married Lydia Catherine Fenstemacher Hiram and Lydia are buried at Strawberry Ridge Cemetery Columbia Co.,Pa. Hannah Tanner born 1859 married Joseph Umstead Henry A.Tanner born 1862 Joseph Jacob Tanner born August 21,1831 in Columbia Co.,Pa. died November 04,1908 in Liberty Twp.,Pa. married Susan Hileman born November 05,1832 in Columbia Co.,Pa. died March 02,1879 in Derry Twp.,Pa. Joseph and Susan are buried at Strawberry Ridge Cemetery,Columbia Co.,Pa. Children: Marie Jane Tanner born May 17,1855 Derry Twp.,Pa. died July 04,1872 buried at Strawberry Ridge Cemetery Columbia Co.,Pa. John Henry Tanner born December 04,1857 in Derry Twp.,Pa. died March 11,1921 in Derry Twp.,Pa. Emma Tryphena Tanner born December 09,1862 in Derry Twp.,Pa. died July 20,1953 Elizabeth Tanner Born October 16,1864 in Derry Twp.,Pa. Henry James Tanner born April 27,1865 in Derry Twp.,Pa. died 1937 Jacab Albert Tanner born January 26,1868 in Derry Twp.,Pa. died february 04,1870 in Derry Twp.,Pa. buried at Strawberry Ridge Cemetery Columbia Co.,Pa. Anna Catherine Tanner born Marchj 03,1870 in Deerry Twp.,Pa. died January 26,1874 buried at Strawberry Ridge Cemetery,Columbia Co.,Pa. Calvin Boyd Tanner born May 28,1874 in Derry Twp.,Pa. died July 19,1960 Twin Sister to Calvin Tanner born May 28,1874 died May 28,1874 in Derry Twp.,Pa. Generation 3 Willaim Tanner born 1849 in Danville,Montour Co.,Pa. married 1st ? died July 20,1895 married 2nd Bertha Moore May 08,1899 in Turbotville,Pa. daughter of William Moore born 1876 Children: Alvin Tanner born 1895 Henry James Tanner born August 16,1900 lloyd Tanner born February 18,1904 Martha Tanner born 1851 died 1928 married HJenry Heller born 1849 died 1930 Children: James Elmer Heller born 1874 married Mary ? born 1874 Jacab Harvey Heller born November 1879 Charles Heller Simon Phillip Tanner born 1851 died 1919 married 1st Abigail Cromley born 1851 died 1877 married 2nd Sarah Mariah Bonderman born 1861 died 1940 Children of Simon and Abigail: Araminta Tanner born 1871 died 1945 Matilda Tanner born 1874 Melissa Tanner born 1876 Children of Simon and Sarah: Lawrence Tanner born 1878 Dennis Theodore Tanner born May 03,1880 died May 31,1969 in Genoa,Colorado Phillip Eli Tanner born 1883 died 1963 married Gertrude Slise Lewis R.Tanner born 1886 Apphia Mae Tanner born 1889 Martha Tanner born 1891 died 1922 married Earl Bartly Cora Tanner born 1894 John Franklin Tanner born July 26,1853 in Danville,Montour Co.,Pa. died April 30,1917 in Sheldon,Iowa married 1st Rebecca Jane Whitenight daughter of Mathias Whitenight and Mary Kline born September 16,1847 died february 08,1887 in Danville,Montour Co.,Pa married 2nd Mary Ida Beagle daughter of George Beagle and Rebecca Whitenight born December 25,1869 in Danville,Montour Co.,Pa. died November 11,1944 in Sheldon,Iowa Children of John and Rebecca: Charles Oliver Tanner born November 23,1880 in Dnville,Montour Co.,Pa died 1892 Henry Calvin Tanner born March 02,1884 inj Danville,Montour Co.,Pa died December 22,1965 in Genoa,Colorado Sarah Caroline Tanner born December 15,1886 in Danville,Montour Co.,Pa. died March 03,1993 in Waverly,Iowa Arminta Jane Tanner born July 23,1879 in Danville,Montour Co.,Pa. Children of John and Mary: Phillip Harvey Tanner born 1888 died 1968 Elvaretta Viola Tanner born July 11,1890 in Danville,Montour Co.,Pa. died December 23,1960 in Primghjar,Iowa Alice Martha Tanner born April 26,1892 in Archer,Iowa died May 08,1914 married George W.Black born October 22 died November 27,1945 Arthur Cleveland Tanner born January 16,1894 in Archer,Iowa died 1954 Clarence Harold Tanner born October 24,1895 in Archer,Iowa died December 29,1971 mrried Lillian Schielfubine born October 30,1893 died November 13,1970 John Ralph Tanner born August 24,1989 in Archer,Iowa died July 27,1977 in Newell,Iowa Gilbert Earl Tanner born June 01,1899 in Archer,Iowa died October 23,1953 in Archer,Iowa married 1st Grace Sorenson married 2nd Jennie Elgersma born July 16,1899 in Millbank,South Dakato died July 23,1978 in Modesto,California Raymond Robert Tanner born October 03,1901 in Archer,Iowa died January 29,1971 in Sheldon,Iowa Verness Lemont Tanner born August 09,1903 inj Archer,Iowa died February 09,1988 in Primghar,Iowa Ernest Elmer Tanner born May 08,1906 died 1983 Lila Fern Tanner born April 29,1910 died 1965 Jacob Schultz Tanner born August 07,1856 died February 18,1922 married Clarice Rosanna Flick daughter of Sylvester Flick and Tacy Styer born February 07,1860 in West Hemlock Twp.,Montour Co.Pa died 1888 in West Hemlock Twp.,Montour Co.,Pa. Jacob and Clarice are buried at Columbia Hill Cemetery,Montour Co.,Pa. Children: George Washington Tanner born 1882 died 1916 buried in Columbia Hill Cemetery,Montour Co.,Pa. Bessie May Tanner Born January 28,1884 inj West Hemlock Twp,Columbia Co.,Pa died January 07,1941 in Genoa,Colorado Roy W.Tanner born 1885 died 1968 After Clarice died Jacob couldn't care for all of the children and adopted some of them out to other people.Roy W. went to live with a family named Vought,his tombstone reads:Roy W.Vought he is buried in Columbia Hill Cemetery,Montour Co.,Pa. Jacob Schultz Tanner born 1886 died 1970 Sarah E.Tanner born 1887 died 1888 Thjomas N.Tanner born August 1868 in Danville,Montour Co.,Pa. died 1915 married Hannah Catherine Umstead born October 1857 Children: Albert Tanner born November 1882 Emma Tanner born 1884 married David Jones David Tanner born December 1886 Sarah Tanner born March 1891 married James Arter Alberta Mae Tanner born July 20,1893 died March 20,1901 Mary E.Tanner born December 1894 married Jacob Winters Jacab Henry Umstead born January 07,1858 in West Hemlock Twp.,Montour Co.,Pa. died January 01,1940 in West Hemlock Twp.,Montour Co.,Pa. married Ida Amelia Hester daughter of William Hester and Sara Moser Children: Charles Ruben Umstead born February 28,1883 Dora May Umstead born May 28,1886 William Lloyd Umstead born April 02,1889 died March 27,1963 John Edgar Umstead born July 15,1895 Simon Mearl Umstead born May 23,1898 Sarah Florence Umstead born August 13,1901 Esther Marion Umstead born March 29,1902 Harry Hester Unstead born July 17,1903 Martha Rozilia Umstead born December 30,1906 Harvey Calvin Umstead born January 21,1912 Henry A.Tanner born 1862 married Emily Matilda Ortman born 1860 Children: Sadie Melinda Tanner born October 16,1884 married Bill Linnert Agustus Leroy Tnner born November 25,1886 George Edwin Tanner born December 20,1888 died 1962 married Catherine Elizabeth Martin born 1884 died 1944 Mary Louise Tanner born December 23,1889 married Ernest Hause Jake Henry Tanner born April 04,1892 Luther Atwood Tanner born March 12,1894 died January 06,1982 Calvin Lawrence Tanner born June 05,1896 died 1978 Hiram Charles Tanner born June 10,1899 died November 07,1968 in Maquoketa, Jackson Co.,Iowa married 1st Dora Irene (Irean) Enos born october 02,1905 died January 24,1973 married 2nd Jeanette ? Generation 4 Hiram Charles Tanner born June 10,1899 died November 07,1968 married Dora Irene Enos born October 02,1905 died January 24,1973 Children: George Newman Tanner born November 16,1924 in Milford Twp.,Juniata Co.,Pa. died June 11,1974 in Houston, Harris Co.,Texas married 1st Hazel Hollister married 2nd Stephanie Dora Morford born August 07,1930 07,1930 died July 02,1977 Harry(aka Mike)Tanner born August 12,1929 died January 1979 Irene Tanner married Harry Joseph Generation 5 George Newman Tanner born November 16,1924 in Milford Twp.,Juniata Co.,Pa. died June 11,1974 in Houston,Harris Co.,Texas married 1st Hazel Hollister married 2nd Stephanie Dora Morford born August 07,1930 died July 02,1977 George and Stephanie married August 23,1950 in Saline,Michigan George and Stephanie are buried at Veterans National Cemetery in Houston,Harris Co.,Texas NJ otes on George Tanner:George served in the US Army during WWII as a paratrooper,he served in Company B 505th Paratroop Infantry Induction date June 15,1943 date of entry into active service June 29,1943 place of entry into service Fort Custer,Michigan. Battles and Campaigns: Normandy Campaign,Rhineland Campaign and Ardennes Campaign. Decorations and Citations:Purple HJeart,Combat Infantry Badge,Good Conduct Ribbon,European Afrikan Middle Eastern Campaign Ribbon and Three Bronze Campaign Stars.Wounded in action November 02,1944 in Germany,given an Honorable Discharge from Percy Jones Hospital October 03,1945. Children: Jessica L.Tanner married 1st Tommy Irby married 2nd Jeff Whitaker married 3rd Kenneth Watanabe married 4th Floyd Skillern Doreen L.Tanner married 1st James M.Foy married 2nd Mike Scruggs married 3rd Melvin Clark Lynda S.Tanner Paul N.Tanner married 1st Eileen ? married 2nd Angie Warren Stephen D.Morford Tanner married Theresa Buxton notes on Stephen:Stephen was born to Stephjanie Morford before her and George were married and although he was never legally adopted by george he went by the last name of Tanner Irene Tanner married Harry Joseph Children: Harry Joseph Jr.
Immigrated to the US from Poland to Derry Pennsylvania in the Early 1900's. Then moved to Chicago and lived in the St. Adallbert Parish. He was a milkman. He married Anna Kozemczak. They had seven children: Katherine, Rose, Stanley, Paul, Harriet, Frank, Winifred, Stella and Walter. Peter had a sister in CHicago, Julie Micholyczak. Frank Chytla is my father. He married Victoria Zuczek in l948. If any of this information is of interest to you, please respond to Marian Langmeyer
Immigrated to Pennsylvania from Poland in early 1900's. Married Peter Chytla and moved to Chicago and lived in the St. Adalbert Parrish . They had seven children, Katherine, Rose, Stanley, Paul, Harriet, Winifred, Frank, Stella and Walter. Frank Chytla is my father. He married Victoria Zuczek in l948. If any of this information is of interest to you, please respond to Marian Langmeyer
Jacob C. ELLIOTT, son of John and Rebecca ELLIOTT, was born near Quarryvillle, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania Sept 9th, 1858, departed this life at his home near Haddam, Kansas April 13, 1930, aged 71 yrs, 7 mos, 4 days.
He was married to Ida M. HOTFINE, 26th April, 1885 , to this union was born two children, Grace M. KING, of Haddam and William H. His wife proceeded him in death 7 years ago. He was married to Mrs Edith TAYLOR, March 27, 1958 (?? )
He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, one son, one daughter, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Mary DAMETZ of Fairbury, NE, one brother, Jeff ELLIOTT.
A lover of justice, peace and morality, was ever ready to help those in need, a good neighbor and kind friend. He was stricken with flu and a complication of diseases, all was done that medical skill could do but to no avail, after a short illness he passed peacefully away.
Funeral services at the Blocker church amid a host of sorrowing friends and relatives,. April 15, 1930. Interment in Blocker Cemetery.
William Thomas LLOYD was born on the 2 day of July, 1861 at Cherrytree, Pennsylvania and died at a hospital in Topeka, Kansas, Monday, Oct 20, 1930: age 69 years, 2 mos, 26 days. Mr LLOYD was the son of Stephen LLOYD and Phebe Jane LLOYD, who came to Toulon, Illinois, from PA in 1865, and later removed to Burchard, NE in 1881. Mr. LLOYD at an early age engaged in the jewelry business at Toulon, IL and later at Burchard, NE. Hew was married to Mary Q. BATES, daughter of Ansel A. BATES and Constantia Almeda BATES at Burchard, Pawnee Co, NE, July 8, 1893.
He leaves surviving, his devoted wife and three sons and two daughters. The sons are Vaughn B LLOYD, Chicago, IL and W. E. W. LLOYD, Calderwood, TN and William A. B. LLOYD, Washington, KS. The daughters are: Lois L LOYD SCHROPP of Washington, KS and Pauline LLOYD MCFARLAND, Topeka, KS. Mr. LLOYD also leaves four brothers surviving. They are J. Darsie LLOYD, Los Angeles, CA; Ernest H. LLOYD, Toulon, IL; John G. LLOYD, Los Angeles, CA and Frederick S. LLOYD, Los Angeles, CA. An elder sister, Cather J. DORT died in 1920 and one brother, Frank died in infancy.
Mr. and Mrs E. H. LLOYD of Toulon, IL and many nephews, nieces and other relatives, including six grandchildren and all the sons and daughters were present for the funeral.
Mr. and Mrs. LLOYD and their son, Vaughn removed to Washington co, KS from Nebraska where the other four children were born. The family home for many years has been in Washington, where Mr. LLOYD was engaged in the jewelry business until the fall of 1917. Mr. LLOYD was elected probate judge of Washington CO and assumed the duties of that office in 1925. He held the office until the date of his death, at which time he was treasurer of the probate judges association of the state of Kansas. His civic duties extended to service on the school board for many years as member and president; as chief of the volunteer fire department and other civic duties where he could give service to his city, county and state.
He united with the Christian church at Burchard, NE as a young man and remained a loyal and faithful member to his last days. He was a member of the I.O.O.I. and served that order in an official capacity at various duties. Funeral services were held at the Christian church Thursday afternoon, Oct 27, conducted by Rev H.V. LESLIE assisted by Rev. F. Clarke BATEMAN of Clay Center and burial was in the Washington Cemetery.
Another of the Boys in Blue has been called from the weary march of life to enter his Eternal rest. W.J. KAYS was born in Pennsylvania, April 10, 1842 and died Apr 29, 1931 aged 89 years and 19 days. While a small boy he with his parents moved to Plattsvillle, WI. At the age of 19 years he enlisted for service in the Civil War in Co. "I" of the 10th Regiment at Plattswille, WI, serving his country 3 years, being honorably discharged in 1864. In 1866 he was married to Susan BECKER, and this same year they moved to Milan, Missouri. While living here their five children were born, their eldest Laura dying in infancy.
He and his family came to Morrowville, KS in 1888 where they lived for 15 years, then moving to Washington where he resided the remainder of his life. His wife peceded him in death in 1904 and his son, H. B., in 1927. He was converted in early youth and remained a loyal member of the M. E. Church until his passing away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L.A. CORWIN.
He leaves to mourn his departure, two daughters and a son; Mrs. L.A. CORWIN, Washington, KS; Mrs. J.F. WINTERROWD , Morrowville, Ks; Mr. Gilbert S. KAYS, Los Angeles, California; also three brothers: James R. KAYS , Waterloo, Iowa, John L. KAYS, Des Moines, Iowa; George KAYS, Independence, Iowa, eight grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Simon T. YODER was born May 3, 1851 , near Simerset, (sp?) PA;, one of a family of 14 children. He grew to manhood in Pennsylvania and was a teacher in the schools of that community.
In 1871, he was married to Miss Harriet E. ROADS and in 1874 they moved to Iowa City, IA, and he engaged in the mercantile business. Ten years later they moved to Haddam, Kansas where he continued in the mercantile business, being associated with his brother Dan, in the firm known as the YODER Brothers. His wife's death occurred about six weeks after they came to KS and she was taken back to Iowa City for burial. Mr. YODER was left with four little children to raise.
The ninety years of his life were lived to the fullest. He was busy with the affairs of his home and his community and his kindness to others brought happiness into the many lives that paralleled his.
While in Haddam, he was a member of the school board, was prominent in politics, being a Republican county chairman, served as postmaster and operated a drug store.
He participated in the opening of the Cherokee Strip and kept a record of his activities there which is a delight to his children and grandchildren today.
In 1898 he was elected county clerk of Washington county, and moved to Washington where he was a member of the school board for many years. He also served as vice president and director of the First National Bank in this city.
He joined the Methodist church while he lived in Iowa and remained a faithful member, transferring his membership to the Washington church after he moved here.
He was married to Miss Anna B. NORTHOUSE on Jan 21 1908 and their happy companionship was terminated by her death only four months before his passing.
He enjoyed celebrating his ninetieth birthday on May 3rd of this year with his children in his home. The illness that claimed his life was of short duration and he drove his car and transacted his business up to the Monday before his death when he suffered a heart attack.
Death came to him quietly at his home on, Saturday evening, June 21 and unafraid he walked over the threshold into the Great Beyond. Washington county is richer for the life and activities of this fine old man who numbered his friends by the hundreds and whose friendliness and splendid courage will be an inspiration to them.
He is survived by four children: Mrs. Owen J. WOOD of Topeka; Charles YODER of Narka; Mrs. O. M. SMITH of Washington; and Frank YODER of Wichita; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
William Henry BOLE, the third son of Isaac and Maria BOLE was born at Johnson, Pennsylvania, Nov. 11, 1842 and he passed away at the age of 88 years, 11 months, and twenty days. When a small child he came with his parents to Blackhawk Co, Iowa. There he grew to manhood and at the age of nineteen he answered his country's call, enlisting in Company 'A', fifteenth Iowa Infantry as a drum major and served nearly the full four years of the war.
On Dec 30, 1896 (this year is wrong), he was married to Melissa LEWIS. They made their home near Jessup, Iowa until the year of 1879 when they took their little family and like so many, anxious to find what the west had in store for them, they pushed forward as did all the pioneers and settled on a homestead near Cambridge, Nebraska. The spring of 1882 they settled near Pawnee City, Ne and there during the terrible diphtheria epidemic of 1885, they gave up three of the children to the dread disease. In 1889 he moved his family to Washington County, KS where they lived on a farm near Haddam until 1917 at which time he left the farm moving to Haddam which was his home until the passing away on Sept 23, 1919. Since he made his home with children, who are William I, who passed away on May 11, 1931, Addie BERRY of Haddam, Chars. L of Reynolds, NE and Edwin H. of Topeka. He leaves seventeen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. He was raised under the stern belief of Lutheran parents under which faith he was baptized and which made him an honorable, trustworthy citizen, a thoughtful husband and father, and always a friend to all in need. Funeral services were held at the M.P. Church at Haddam, Tuesday afternoon. Conducted by Rev. LATIMER, assisted by Rev. DIXON. The American Legion Post lead the march to the cemetery, bearing the grand old colors. After firing a salute the bugler sounded taps, which mark the closing of the life of another of our Civil wars Veterans.
Katherine HOLLAND SCHMITT was born June 23, 1856 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and departed this life July 23, 1941 at the age of 85 years, and one month, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.S. ZIMMERMAN, nine miles north of Morrowville. At an early age she came with her parents to IL, then in 1867 they came to Washington Co, Kansas.
On Jan 25, 1872 she was united in marriage to Ferdinand SCHMITT. To this union were born eight children. Her husband and three sons preceded her in death. Those remaining to mourn her departure are Mrs. C. S. (Mary) ZIMMERMAN, Morrowville, KS, Mrs. W. L. (Emma) BASTOW, Haddam, KS, Fred J. of Seattle, Washington, Mrs. J. B.(Flora) HARRIS of Maywood, California, George of Powell, Wyoming, 19 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, one brother T.L. HOLLAND of Norton, KS, nieces and nephews and a host of friends. In 1907 she united with the Methodist Church of Fairbury, NE. She was a loving wife and mother, always helping her neighbors and friends in time of sickness. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Haddam, KS. She knew all the hardships of the pioneer women. In 1903 she with her husband moved to Spokane, WA where she spent a number of years in nursing. The last fifteen years she has made her home with her daughters, in which time she had a long illness. Funeral services were conducted in the ZIMMERMAN home Friday afternoon, by the Rev. I.C. WILLARD, pastor of the Morrowville Methodist church. Interment was made in the Greenfield Cemetery. .
Mrs. Sibbie Knott, widow of Elijah Knott of the Fourth District of Anderson County passed away, october 23, 1925 after a brief illness. She was one of the highly respected colored people of this county, where she has lived more than fifty years. She is survived by five sons and a daughter. The boys live in Michigan and Pennsylvania, the girl also living in the latter state. They were all home for the funeral and will be here for a week looking after their affairs.
COMPENDIUM OF BIOGRAPHY Of History County Indiana B. F. Bowen 1920
Page 350, 351
Surnames in this biography: Straub, Dilling, Hoover, Gootfried, Shafer, Adams,
AMANDA A. STRAUB.
Possessing many attributes of noble womanhood and bearing well her part in life, the well-known and popular lady whose name introduces this article is worthy of mention in a biographical compendium of the nature of this work. Amanda A. Straub, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Dilling) Hoover, was born in Liberty Township, Henry County, Indiana, on the 26th day of March 1841. The Hoover family is of German extraction; the subject's great-grand father came from the old country a great many years ago and settled in Blair County, Pennsylvania, where Samuel Hoover was born and reared. On the mother's side is mingled the blood of German, Swiss and Dutch ancestry. The Dillings were also early settlers of Blair County and the two families lived in the same neighborhood and the children for many years attended the same little German school. Samuel Hoover was born July 16, 1812, and on the 26th of March 1834, married Elizabeth Dilling, whose birth occurred November 29, 1816. In May 1837, Mr. Hoover and family came by wagon to Henry County, Indiana. They were seven weeks in making the journey, which was a leisurely one and from what can be learned a most pleasant and agreeable experience. Mr. Hoover brought with him considerable means and on his arrival purchased land, choosing for his home an admirably situated place in section 20, Liberty township. He at once inaugurated a system of improvements, which by industry and well-directed energy were successfully carried out. He was a hard worker and would frequently make the night resound with the echoes of his sturdy strokes as he felled the giant forest trees and cut them into the proper sections for rolling and burning. His life was one of continuous toil, but he succeeded well and in due time became a prosperous farmer. In early life he united with the church of God and later was licensed to preach by that body, a work to which he devoted considerable of his time and not frequently would he go long distances to fill his appointments. He was a zealous Christian and by his God-fearing life as well as by his public ministry did much to counteract the prevailing evils of his day. The death of this excellent man and sincere servant of the Most High occurred on the 25th day of February 1872; his widow is still living at the ripe old age of eighty-six years. Samuel and Elizabeth Hoover were the parents of three daughters, Nancy, deceased; Amanda A., of this review, and Sarah A., who married George Gootfried and resides on a part of the old homestead. Amanda A. was reared on the home farm in Liberty township, attended the common schools during her childhood and youth and grew up to the full requirement that a woman as well as a man should earn her living by the honest sweat of her brow. She early became familiar with the duties of household economy and the plain, simple domestic virtues, which are womanhood's most beautiful and attractive adornments, and proved a continued help to her parents as long as she remained with them. On the 6th day of March 1859, she became the wife of John P. Straub, an excellent young man who came to America some years before from his native land of Germany, where his birth occurred June 28. 1823. By occupation Mr. Straub was a brick molder, but after his marriage he engaged in farming and so continued as long as he lived. He was an industrious man, of frugal habits, honest and straightforward in all of his transactions and wherever known his word was as good as his written obligation. He provided well for his family and as a citizen won the esteem of the people of the community, all of whom respected him for his many sterling qualities. He was reared a Catholic, but later severed his connection with that body and united with the Church of God, in the faith of which he died November 8, 1882. In politics he was a Democrat, but never took a very prominent part in political affairs, having been a quiet, Un ostentatious man, deeply attached to his family and with no desire whatever for distinction of any kind. In his death his family lost a most loving and devoted husband and father, the community a kind and obliging neighbor and the county one of its excellent citizens. Mr. and Mrs. Straub's marriage bore fruit in the persons of four children, the oldest of whom. John Henry, born December 10 1864, died February 2,1865, Sarah C., born August 29 1866, was educated in the common schools and has never left the home fireside: Susan E whose birth occurred on the 22nd day of June, 1869, is the wife of Charles Shafer; Anna M., wife of Oscar Adams, was born February 26. 1873. Since her husband's death Mrs. Straub has lived on the farm and looked after its management. She reared her children well early implanted in their minds and hearts a love of truth, virtue and right and the lives they now lead show that her efforts in their behalf have not been barren of most excellent results. She is a kind neighbor, ever ready to minister to the wants of the poor and distressed and her gentle influence has always been exerted in the right direction. The people of the community hold her in high esteem and she has, shown herself worthy of every mark of favor and consideration conferred upon her.
COMPENDIUM OF BIOGRAPHY Of Henry County Indiana B.F. Bowen 1920
Page 347, 348, 349
Surnames in this biography are: Gustin, Fuller, Betts, Diltz, Cummins, Smith, Harvey, Nixon, Brunk, Hirpp,
ISAAC H. GUSTIN
Henry County, Indiana, has within its limits but few horticulturists and agriculturists as experienced in these two branches of husbandry as the gentleman whose name stands at the head of this biographical notice. He is of French extraction and remotely of ante-Revolutionary descent, was born in Warren County Ohio, August 14, 1824, a son of Samuel B. Gustin, of Pennsylvania, whose father, Jeremiah Gustin, was born in New Jersey and was a son of Jeremiah Gustin, the son of John Gustin, who was born on the island of Jersey, on the northeast of France, and was the founder of the family in America. John Gustin and his wife Elizabeth came from the isle of Jersey to America in 1675 and died in 1719 at Falmouth (Portland), Maine. His son Jeremiah, who was born in 1691, married Mary -, who was born in 1692. They settled in Sussex County, New Jersey, and there Mrs. Mary Gustin died in 1762, and John Gustin in 1771. Jeremiah Gustin, son of John and Elizabeth Gustin, married Bethany Fuller, and died at Red Lion, Warren County, Ohio, in 1825 and 1829 respectively. Jeremiah Gustin, son of Jeremiah and Bethany (Fuller) Gustin, married a Miss Betts, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and died also at Red Lion at the advanced age of ninety-two years. Samuel B. Gustin, son of the Jeremiah last alluded to, married Elizabeth Diltz, a native of Kentucky, but reared in Ohio. Samuel B. and his wife lived on the old Gustin place at Red Lion until 1845, at which time they were the parents of six children, namely: Lemuel, who left his home about the year 1859, lived in Illinois and Dakota several years, then at Storm Lake, Iowa and is now a resident of the state of Washington; Isaac H., the subject proper of this biography, is next in order of birth; Rebecca, the third child, was married to John Cummins, but with her husband is now deceased; Jeremiah died in middle life in southwest Indiana;. Susan, who was married to Asa Smith, died about ten years ago; Benjamin Franklin, or "Doe," as he was familiarly known, died in southwest Missouri, and Martha, who was first married to Miles Cummins, is now the widow of Frank Smith. The Gustin family came to Madison County, Indiana, and settled on the county line, where Samuel B. cleared up a farm of one hundred acres from a tract he had bought in the wild woods and on which he resided until his death March 31, 1874, at the age of seventy-six; his wife died a few years previously at the age of sixty-eight Mr. Gustin was a mechanic and had a shop in which he made guns, wheels, coffins, etc., and was also an impromptu dentist, but his work in this line was principally confined to the extracting of teeth. He also bled people occasionally and was the "handy" man of his neighborhood. He was a member of the Christian church, was in politics first a Wig and afterwards a Republican and had held the office of justice of the peace. Isaac H. Gustin assisted in clearing up the new farm and remained on the place three years after coming to Madison County, when he married, November 9, 1848, Miss Elizabeth, a daughter of James and Lucy (Harvey) Cummins, natives of Monroe County, Virginia, where Elizabeth was born April 15, 1827. In 1829 the Cummnins family came to Indiana in wagons with several other families and settled one mile east of Middletown, but two years later bought land west of the village, which land is now the property of James L. Gustin heirs. In 1832 there had seven or eight acres been cleared and the family lived in a round-log cabin, which was replaced by a hewed-log house, and here Elizabeth Cummins was married at the age of twenty-one. For one year after marriage Mr. Gustin and wife lived on his father's land and then for a year on her father's. In 1850 he entered land in the Indian Reservation in Madison County, ten miles northwest of Alexandria, erected a log cabin in the woods among the howling wolves and laid in provisions sufficient to last him a year. He cleared up eight acres of the place and set out fruit trees; then he sold the place for six hundred dollars and for six hundred and fifty bought the farm of one hundred and sixty acres on which he now lives. But this land was swampy and he was forced to drain it. He then built a hewed-log cabin (which has been replaced by his present modern dwelling on the same site), cleared up the higher ground, converted the timber into cord wood and sold it to the railroad company; this process was repeated the second year, Mr. Gustin deriving a fair income from it the meanwhile. Since 1852 this farm has been the homestead, although Mr. Gustin has sold some of the land to his sons, retaining but eighty acres for his own use. He had placed one hundred and twenty-five acres under cultivation, had laid timber-lined ditches, which were followed by mole drains which in clay soils had a lasting quality of from five to ten years and finally secured the use of the public drains, into which he ran tiling at a cost of six hundred dollars. About three-quarters of the land was under water the greater part of the year and roads were invisible, but eventually logs were rolled together and covered with earth and now good gravel roads exist where before they were more a matter of imagination than reality. Besides devoting his attention to the farm. Mr. Gustin has made some experiments in inventing agricultural machine and gates, for which he has taken out several patents. In politics Mr. Gustin was first a Whig and in 1848 voted for General Winfield Scott as the presidential nominee of the party; since 1856 he has been a Republican, although for a few years he diverged from his party and joined the Populists. Mr. Gustin has been a member of the Christian or New Light church since thirty-six years of age and Mrs. Gustin has professed the same faith for forty years. Mr. and Mrs. Isaac H. Gustin have had born to them the following family: Edwin, who lost his life in a gravel pit in 1895 at the age of forty five years; Cynthia, who was married to Lee Nixon and died in 1875 when twenty-two years old; Francis Marion, a homeopathic physician at Union City; James, who died in 1895 at the age of thirty years, wedded Mattie Brunk, and was the father of five children: Lee, Sylvester, Morton, Ada and one deceased; Smith, a resident of Fall Creek township, wedded Sallie Hirpp, and had children as follows: Clay, May, Ida and three deceased; Moses, an agriculturist, is married and is the father of five children as follows: Montrew, Fredie, Ruby, Ogleve and Argness. The surviving members of the Gustin family are among the most honored of the pioneer settlers around Middletown and have, always been among the foremost in developing from the forest the fruitful farm that now adorns and enriches the country and which have tended to make the town and township what they are today. They have certainly richly earned the enviable standing, which they now enjoy.
COMPENDIUM OF BIOGRAPHY Of Henry County, Indiana B.F. Bowen 1920
Page 343, 344,
Surnames in this biography are: Wise, Bouch, Cooper, Dykes, Mills, Wisehart, Diefenbach,
HENRY C. WISE
Henry C. Wise, ex-educator and practical farmer and mechanic of Fall Creek Township, Henry County, Indiana, was born near Lewisville on Flat Rock creek, this County, June 3, 1855, and is a son of Peter and Matilda (Bouch) Wise, natives of Pennsylvania. They came to Indiana in 1853, first located near Cadiz, in Harrison Township, Henry County, but five years later went to Montgomery County, Indiana, and resided near Crawfordsville during the Civil War. In 1866 the family returned to XV. D Cooper's farm. Peter Wise was a farmer and for five years resided near Cadiz where his death occurred when he was seventy-five years old; he was survived by his widow about nine years, her death taking place at the present home of her son, Henry .C., when she was about eighty. These parents had a family of eight children, but two of whom live in Henry County, Henry C. and Peter, the latter residing at Lewisville. Henry C. Wise received a good common school education at New Castle and was also graduated from the Northern Indiana Normal College at Valparaiso. When twenty years old he began to teach during the winter seasons at Cadiz and followed the profession there and elsewhere four years until he was made principal of the Middletown school, which position he filled six years. In .the meantime Mr. Wise had remained on the homestead and had learned the carpenter's trade, which he has followed in all about fourteen years. He began contracting at Cadiz and later became a partner with James P. Dykes of Middletown. October 13, 1881, Mr. Wise married Miss Fannie Mills, a daughter of Luther Mills, of Delaware County, his home being located two and a half miles north west of Middletown, but who in the spring of 1882 came to town to reside permanently. Mr. Wise continued contracting until 1890, but in 1888 had purchased eighty acres of farmland for four thousand dollars, forty acres of which had been placed under cultivation, but upon which there were no buildings. Mr. Wise settled on the old place in 1889 and at once began making the necessary improvements to make the farm a profitable and comfortable one to live upon, clearing up the unimproved part, laying about two hundred rods of tiling and erecting modem and substantial buildings, his barn being 36x87 feet, with basement. He feeds stock chiefly and ships two to three carloads of cattle of his own feeding and about one hundred hogs per year. He also handles stock in company with Willis Wisehart, and employs two men during the busy season. Besides stock raising he grows corn and wheat and has in constant use three teams. In politics Mr. Wise is a Republican, but not a very active one. Fraternally, he is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge No. 97, and encampment, having of course passed all the chairs in the former, and having represented it in the grand lodge. Mr. Wise is also a member of Montezuma Tribe No. 126, I. 0. R. M., at Middletown, Indiana, and is collector of straws of the Haymakers, Montezuma Hay Loft No. 126 1-2. Mrs. Wise is a member of the Rebekahs, as also is the daughter Effie. Mr. Wise is general superintendent of the Henry, Madison and Delaware Counties Fair Agricultural Society, appointed in 1902. This organization is one of the best agricultural bodies of central Indiana, and has been a signal success financially. In 1885 Mrs. Fannie (Mills) Wise was called away by death and January 5, 1888, Mr. Wise chose for his second helpmate Miss Susie Diefenbach, of Ohio, but who bad been a saleslady in Middletown for two years. By the first marriage there was born one child, Effie, now seventeen years old. She was a high school student in Middle Town, Indiana. To the second marriage have been born children as follows: Homer, who died in infancy, and Helen, now eleven years old, who is in the eighth grade having made two grades in one year, and a little daughter, Caroline Elizabeth. Mr. and Mrs. Wise are members of the Christian church and socially they rank with the best and most popular residents of Fall Creek Township and town of Middletown.
COMPENDIUM OF BIOGRAPHY Of Henry County Indiana B.F. Bowen 1920
Page 344, 345
Surnames in this biography are: Hoover, Misner, Schock, Swafford, Covault, Clensman, Gephart,
Prominent among the successful farmers of Liberty Township is Isaiah Hoover, whose family name has long been intimately associated with the history of Henry County. Paternally he is of German descent, but does not know when his ancestors left the Fatherland, though it is supposed to have been at a very early period in the history of Pennsylvania, where they originally settled. Joshua Hoover, the subject's father, was a native of the above state. He left his father's home at the age of seventeen, going to Ohio, where he grew to maturity and where, when a young man, he married Miss Catherine Misner, a native of Rockingham County, Virginia. Shortly after his marriage Joshua Hoover moved to Henry County, Indiana, and purchased one hundred and forty-four acres of wild land, from which in due time, by the hardest kind of toil, he developed a fine farm. Adding to his original purchase as the years went by, he finally became one of the prosperous men of his township and county, accumulating a large estate, estimated at his death to be worth over twelve thousand dollars. He was a fine businessman, made money easily and everything to which he turned his hand appeared to prosper. For a number of years he was a leading member of the German Baptist church in this county and as such did much to counteract many of the prevailing evils of the times. In politics he was a Republican, but took no very active interest in party affairs further than to maintain the soundness of his convictions and vote his principles. In every relation of life he was a good man and true and his death, which occurred on the 29th of March. 1876, was greatly deplored in the neighborhood where so much of his life had been passed. Mrs. Hoover survived her husband until 1889, when she, too, was called from earth to the, rest prepared for the people of God, of whom she was assuredly one. Joshua and Catherine Hoover were the parents of a large family, namely: Margaret Ranken, Elizabeth, Silas, David, John, Joshua, Susan, Catherine, Moses, Mary and Isaiah. Isaiah Hoover is one of Henry County's native sons, born in Liberty Township on the 9th day of May. 1848. He was reared on the home place to agricultural pursuits, attended the public schools during his youthful years and grew up to the full Stature of well developed manhood with a practical knowledge of honest labor in all its phases on the farm. On attaining his majority he started into the world to make his own way and chose for a companion on the journey Miss Mary V. Schock, to whom he was joined in matrimony on the 21st day of June 1868. Mrs. Hoover was born in Wayne County, Indiana, August 25, 1843, and is the daughter of Jacob and Lavina (Swafford) Schock, the father a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and the mother of North Carolina. During, the eighteen years following his marriage Mr. Hoover lived on his father's farm and it was not until 1886 that he purchased and moved to the beautiful place in Liberty Township, which he now owns and cultivates. He began life at the bottom of the ladder, but by well-directed thrift and energy born of a determination to succeed gradually overcame the obstacles in his pathway and in due time found himself the possessor of sufficient means to buy the attractive home which is now his. He has been a progressive farmer and from a small beginning has risen step by step until his original place of eighty acres has been increased to three hundred and thirty acres, worth at a very conservative estimation at least twenty thousand dollars, in addition to which he owns other valuable personal property. Every penny of this comfortable fortune has been honestly earned by the subject and the methods employed in its accumulation were ever of the mast honorable character. Mr. Hoover is what is termed in business circles a self-made man and his rise to affluence is the result of his own well-directed labor, studious disposition and the ability to take advantage of circumstances. His record has never been tarnished by an act of dishonesty in any of his transactions and his life has been one of true usefulness to his fellow men. A Republican in his political views, he has never taken a very active part in public affairs, but keeps himself well posted relative to the issues between the great parties and upon questions affecting national and state legislation. In religion he is and long has been a humble and devout member of the German Baptist church, his wife and family also belonging to the same communion. Socially, Mr. Hoover is one of the most genial and companionable of men, always optimistic in his views and inclined to look upon the sunny instead of the dark side of life. He possesses the happy faculty of making warm personal friends and when once formed these friendships are permanent. He is a favorite in his neighborhood, the life of social gatherings and his popularity is only bounded by the lines beyond which he is not known. Eight children constitute the family of Mr. and Mrs. Hoover: Joshua E., born March 16, 1869, married Rose Covault; David F, was born April 3, 1872, and chose for his wife Miss Lena Clensman; Edward M., born August 30, 1875, married Lena Gephart, and lives in this Township; Jacob C., whose birth occurred January 24, 1877, is one of the well-educated young men of Liberty Township; he was graduated from both common and high school and for some time thereafter attended college where he made a creditable record as a student; he is a single man and lives with his father; Daniel M., also unmarried and at home, was born January 29, 1879; Sarah C. was born September 29, 1880; Isaiah 0, first saw the light of day on the 10th of August 1882, and Lewis H. dates his birth from the 28th day of December, 1884. The sons and daughters are all well educated and popular with a large circle of friends in the community where they live.
COMPENDIUM OF BIOGRAPHY Of Henry County Indiana B.F. Bowen 1920
Surnames mentioned in this biography are: Miller, Brookshire, Shelley, Kiriley, Darling, Rix, Pearson, Armstrong, Coon, McCormick,
Among the many gallant and brave soldiers who volunteered from the state of Indiana to save the American union from disruption by the South in the blood thirsty rebellion of 1861-5 was the gentleman whose name stands at the head of this biographical sketch, but who is now one of the most respected and thrifty agriculturists of Harrison Township, Henry County, Indiana. Although he was of southern extraction, like many others whose parents came from that section of the country, he was possessed of true patriotism and was but too glad to avail himself of the opportunity to volunteer his services in the cause of the Union when the proper time came to manifest his love of the cause of liberty and the Union. William Brookshire was born in New Castle this County, on the 6th of August 1835, and is the son of Endsley and Elizabeth (Shelley) Brookshire. The ancestors of the subject were Scotch-English. His paternal grandfather was a native of England, but came to this country before the Revolution and with the true spirit of loyalty to his adopted country assisted the colonists in obtaining their independence. In the second war with England, in 1812, he was also in the military service of his country and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel. At the close of this struggle he located in North Carolina, where he lived during the remainder of his life. His son, the father of the subject, was born in the latter state, but emigrated to Indiana and settled on the site where the city of New Castle now stands. That was in 1813 and at the time he came to this state he was but a penniless boy. At the age of fifteen years he went to work for Wilson Clift and was in his employ one Year, receiving for his work the sum of fifty dollars. Out of this he boarded himself and managed to save twenty-five dollars. About this time his uncle arrived in this state from North Carolina and entered a tract of one hundred and sixty acres of land and by him the subject was employed for four years, receiving fifty dollars per year. From his salary and money earned by extra work he saved two hundred and fifty dollars and this he invested in forty acres of land situated west of New Castle, which he had entered from the government. He at once entered actively upon the work of improving this property, clearing the land, planting an orchard, building a house. Etc. He subsequently sold that place for four hundred dollars and bought another place of eighty acres, upon which he resided until the time of his death, May 30, 1898, at the advanced age of ninety-eight years. At the age of twenty-five years he united with the Wesleyan Methodist church, in which he became a minister and continued as such until his death. In politics he was a Republican and for many years held the office of justice of the peace. In New Castle, this County, Mr. Brookshire was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Shelley, the daughter of Eli and Abagail Shelley. Her parents were natives of Pennsylvania, moving from that state to Tennessee, and thence in 1840, to Indiana. To them were born a family of nine children, five boys and four girls, William, the immediate subject, being the oldest in the family. William Brookshire experienced all the hardships and privations incident to the lives of the early pioneers and early, developed a sturdy manhood, both physically and morally. He assisted his father in the arduous task of creating a home in the new country, splitting rails, pulling stumps, building fences, plowing the land, and the many other arduous duties of the early farm. He learned the trade of a carpenter, in the meantime also giving keen attention to the mastery of the common English branches. He thus became sufficiently equipped to teach school, which pursuit he folio Wed during the winter months, working at the carpenter's trade during the summers. While he was thus engaged the dark cloud of civil strife rose in the southern horizon and, feeling that his services were needed by his Country, he volunteered to go to the front as a defender of his Country's flag. He enlisted at Richmond, Indiana, in Company D, Thirty-sixth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, under the command of Capt. Isaac Kiriley, and were sent to Indianapolis for equipment. From there they were sent to Camp Wickliffe on guard duty and on the 6th and 7th of April, 1862, were engaged in the battle at Shiloh, and afterward at Crab Orchard, Whitesides, Buzzard Roost and Huntsville, being under fire for thirty days. They retreated to Nashville and to Louisville, and later engaged the enemy at Stone River. The subject's term of service having expired, he returned home in September 1864, holding the rank of corporal at the time of his discharge. Upon returning to his home he resumed the occupations of carpentering and school teaching. He had prior to the outbreak of the war bought a sixty-acre tract in Harrison Township, this County, going in debt on the account, but by the time of his marriage, in 1866, he had, by hard work and rigid economy, liquidated this indebtedness and had seven hundred dollars in cash. He worked at his trade and lived on his father's farm for a while, but in September 1867, he moved onto his own land, which he has since cultivated. He has prospered and has added to his possession from time to time until he now owns one hundred and twenty acres here and eighty acres in Greensboro Township. In addition to the tilling of the soil, Mr. Brookshire has given considerable attention to the breeding, raising and selling of livestock and has found this a profitable source of income. Since 1848 he has been largely engaged in the capacity of an auctioneer, in which he has been signally successful, as he is in all his undertakings. He has now amassed a very comfortable competence, all acquired by his own strenuous endeavors. On the 10th of May 1866, William Brookshire was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Miss Elizabeth Miller, a native of Henry County, born January 31, 1848. This union has been a most congenial and happy one and has resulted in the birth of the following children: John XV married Effie Darling, and resides in California: Emma J. is the wife of Charles Rix; Ella is the wife of Charles Pearson; Perry H married Etta Armstrong; Charles E. married Pearl Coon; Minnie is the wife of Luther McCormick; Thomas is unmarried and lives in Hollister, California; Weaver, a practical farmer, is unmarried and is at home. All of these children have been given the benefit of a good, practical common school education. In politics the subject is a pronounced Republican and takes a keen interest in the success of his party at the polls. Fraternally he is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, belonging to Lodge No. 375 at Kennard, and has twice passed all the chairs in the subordinate lodge and twice represented the lodge in the grand lodge. He is not affiliated with any religious denomination, but is obedient to the principle laid down in the Golden Rule and is a liberal contributor to churches and other worthy objects. He has taken an interest in public affairs generally, and has several times acted in the capacity of administrator of estates. He also holds the responsible position of treasurer of the Ashland Gas Company in his locality. Mr. and Mrs. Brookshire have lived strictly upright lives and have thus gained the respect of their neighbors and won from many of them the warmest sentiments of personal friendship. The early defense of his native country and his excellent management of his affairs since peace finally spread her mantle over the fair face of the land, have been the means of exciting in the rising generation a spirit of emulation and imitation that must redound in the future welfare of the township and the ultimate advancement of public improvements within all its bounds.
COMPENDIUM OF BIOGRAPHY Of Henry County, Indiana B.F. Bowen 1920 Page 331 and 332 and 333
Surnames in this biography are: Hughes, Burritt, Moore, Collins,
HENRY J. HUGHES.
In years but recently gone the flow of natural gas in Indiana was a prolific source of income to many individuals, who generally united their interests in companies or corporations, but the flow of late years has considerably abated, while the supply of coal oil or petroleum has not so perceptibly been diminished, as new wells for the production of the latter are, not infrequently opened by experts. Among these is the gentleman whose name heads this biography. Henry J. Hughes, contractor at Middletown, Henry County, Indiana, for sinking gas and oil wells, was born in county Tyrone. Ireland, May 20, 1845. Edward Hughes, father of Henry J had come to America about the year 1849 and located in New York City. About a year later Mrs. Hughes came over with her two children, Henry J. and Mary Ann, but on arriving in New York, via Canada, was confronted with the sad intelligence that the father had been called to his home in another sphere. A few weeks later the sorrowing widow was called upon to join her husband, and Henry J., then but five years old, and his younger sister found themselves dependent upon the care of strangers in a strange land. The children, however, soon found homes, Henry J. living with one family until twelve years old, when he began to work on a farm and was so employed for five years. He had but limited opportunities for securing an education, however, and quit his studies when but seven years old, his teacher having been too tyrannical, while the family with which he lived was not urgent as to his attendance, preferring to have his services at home, and for five years the young lad faithfully did his duty in this respect. Henry then went to work outside the home at times in lumber camps-and when twenty-one years old went to Michigan, where he worked one year in a sawmill and at dock labor in Detroit. About 1867 or 1868 Mr. Hughes went to the oil region of Pennsylvania where he became initiated into the mysteries of his present calling. After reaching the oil district, however. Mr. Hughes began work at chopping wood, receiving for his labor one dollar and twenty-five cents to two dollars per cord, and at this and other classes of labor laid by nine hundred dollars. This sum he invested in an oil well and in six weeks lost it all and incurred besides a debt of one hundred dollars. But this spirit was invincible and he began working by the day at drilling wells, handled sixty-nine of them consecutively, and this has since been his occupation. He next began in Pennsylvania to take an interest in wells in compensation for his labor and of these he sank seven before he struck oil. To reach this result it required about seven years' labor. In the meantime Mr. Hughes bad exhausted all his earnings and again began working by the day on contingent success but did not again find oil until 1879, but this was an "off" year for oil, as it brought but forty cents per barrel in the market. Mr. Hughes constructed tanks, in which the oil was stored, but there was no improvement in price and about nine months afterwards the stored-up oil was sold at a loss. Mr. Hughes was not altogether discouraged, however, but went to the oil fields in New York state, then returned to Pennsylvania, worked in the fields of Warren County, and then in 1886 went to Lima, Ohio, where fields were just being opened, worked by the day at drilling for a year and then had charge of a drilling gang for another year. He next secured a kit of tools for himself, came to Indiana and here he next worked for a time at Lafayette about 1888. He next worked for a time at Sidney, Ohio, then returned to Indiana and drilled the first well at or near Chesterfield on the site of the Spiritualists' camp ground. The well producing gas and artesian water. In July 1888, Mr. Hughes came to Middletown and worked by the day for Arthur Burritt, the contractor, in sinking a well on the site of the old sawmill, this being the second well sunk in the city. Mr. Hughes next drilled at Mechanicsburg, then contracted for three wells north of Chesterfield, and the same spring drilled another. He then returned to Lima, and in July 1889, began contracting and working for the Richmond Gas Company with his own tools. This arrangement lasted three seasons, after which time Mr. Hughes worked on contracts at different points until his coming to Middletown to sink wells for the tin-plate company. While thus engaged he invested fourteen hundred dollars in lots in the Tin-Plate addition to Middletown and erected four houses. He has in addition made many other contracts in Henry County and some in Madison county, keeping employed four regular workmen and several teamsters. Mr. Hughes for many years kept a diary or record of all the details connected with the wells, which he has drilled and is well satisfied with the complete and lasting manner in which his work has been done. He has been particularly exempt from accidents. No person has ever been crippled while in his employ, but he has several times been the victim of conflagrations that have destroyed his derricks and large tanks, principally caused by lightning setting fire to gas: a derrick costs about five hundred dollars. Mr. Hughes has frequently found himself in embarrassed circumstances, but with indomitable pluck has always worked himself out of difficulties. At one time he ran about nineteen hundred dollars in debt, with nothing to show for it. He was sinking wells and supply companies refused to extend him credit and he was obliged on one occasion to pay twenty dollars for the use of two hundred dollars for two weeks and on another occasion paid seventeen dollars for the use of a similar sum for the same length of time, but he pulled through. In Pennsylvania he went to rack and ruin over a dry hole, owed fifteen hundred dollars and lost everything but his tools, but had no money with which to remove these. He was to receive six hundred and fifty dollars as soon as he had a well cased; he borrowed two hundred dollars, for which he paid twenty dollars, kept up appearances and soon afterward received his six hundred and fifty dollars, which put him on his feet again. Mr. Hughes continued his struggle bravely and now is possessed of a competency, is interested in the Home Gas Company and is the principal stockholder in the Home Gas and Oil Company, also owning stock in each of the various factories in Middletown, and all this is the result of his indomitable courage and unceasing personal exertion. Mr. Hughes was united in marriage at Greenfield, Indiana, on Christmas Eve, 1899, to Mrs. Emma Moore, of New Castle. This lady bore the maiden name of Collins, her father, Joseph Collins, having been a pioneer of Henry County and now residing in Kennard at the age of ninety-three years. To the marriage of Mr. And Mrs. Hughes no children have been born, but Mrs. Hughes has two children by her first husband, viz: a daughter, who is a member of the Hughes household, and a son. W. H. Moore of Middletown. Mrs. Hughes is a Wesleyan Methodist in her church association and is a strong advocate of temperance, aiding the Prohibition Party in every conceivable way. Mr. Hughes is a Democrat and is ever active in his work for the party in all its campaigns. As a self-made man too much credit cannot be bestowed upon Mr. Hughes, and his example is one, which may be studied with profit by the rising generation and by all others who have yet to realize fortunes for themselves.
History of Rush County Indiana Brant & Fuller 1888 Chicago Page 543 and 544
Surnames in this biography are: Hite, Franger, Lute, Fisher,
WILLIAM N. HITE, who for the past fifty-four years has been a resident of Richland Township, was born in Augusta County, Va., October 21, 1811 being the son of George and Elizabeth (Franger) Lute, the former a native of Rockbridge County, Va., and the latter a native of Pennsylvania, both of German descent. When he was three years old his parents removed to Nelson County, Va., where he was reared upon a farm. At twenty-one years of age he accompanied his parents to Pickaway County, Ohio, where they remained from November, 1832, to March, 1833, at which time they came to Rush County, and located in Richland Township, which has been the home of our subject ever since. For a period of eighteen years after coming to this county he worked at the blacksmith’s trade, which he had learned in Virginia. In about the year t85t, he turned his attention to farming, and this has occupied his attention ever since. He has a good farm of 160 acres, about 120 acres of which are in a high state of cultivation. The marriage of Mr. Hite occurred over fifty years ago or July 6, 1837. His wife, whose maiden name was Sarah Fisher, was born in Clermont County, Ohio, May 10, 1819, being the daughter of Jacob and Jane Fisher. Mr. and Mrs. Hite are the parents of ten children: John A., George W., Eliza J., William T., David F., Lewis E., Jacob W., Mary I., Laura A. and Lola M., of whom John A., William T. and Laura A. are deceased. Mrs. Hite is a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Hite has never identified himself with any church, but is a firm believer in the principles of Christianity. His political affiliations have always been with the Democratic Party. He and wife are among the pioneers of the county, and are among its worthy and honored citizens
History Of Rush County Indiana Brant & Fuller Chicago 1888
Page 782, 783, 784,
Surnames in this biography are: McMillin, Young, McConnell, Downing, Wilson, Ellis, Buzan, Kendall, Pentecost, Bishop, Freel, Wood, Shauck,
JOHN T. MCMILLIN stands foremost among the prominent and industrious farmers and stock-raisers of Union Township, and resides in the northeast quarter of Section 12. He was born near where he now lives August 30, 1831, and has spent his entire life in this township. We can trace his lineage back to about 1780, when we have an account of Thomas and Mary (Young) McMillen, who were his grandparents, emigrating from Ireland to America, locating in Washington County, Pa., and of six children being born to them; they were: Matthew, John, James, Ebenezer, Samuel, and Anna; also that their parents died in Washington County, Pa. John, the second son, and the father of the subject of this biography, was born in 1793. In 1815, he removed to Brown County, Ohio, and engaged as a farm laborer. While there, he made three trips on a flatboat to New Orleans, returning on foot each time to Brown County. There, on June 10, 1824, he was married to Susannah McConnell, a native of Brown County, Ohio, born April 30, 1800, and the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Downing) McConnell, the former a native of Pennsylvania, and the son of Arthur and Elizabeth (Wilson) McConnell, both of whom were natives of Ireland, but emigrated to America prior to the Revolutionary War, and settled in western Pennsylvania. Thomas McConnell, their youngest of nine children, and the grand father of our subject on his mother’s side, was born in Washington County, Pa., November 4, 1772. About the time of his maturity he went to Mason County, Ky., where he married Mary Downing, a native of Pennsylvania, born October 7,1799. She was the daughter of John and Susan (Ellis) Downing. Soon after this marriage, Thomas McConnell removed to Brown County, Ohio, where he entered land and continued to reside the remainder of his life, his death occurring April 26, 1865; his wife having passed away November 5, 1832. He was a Captain during the War of 1812, and was with Gen. Hull when he surrendered at Detroit. We will now return to John McMillin, who, soon after his marriage, located on a tract of land, which he had previously entered in Section 13, Union Township. He came here and settled down in the forest empty-handed, having but a few cents on his arrival. He erected a rude cabin, into which he moved his family, and with his axe started to clear up a home. His wife willingly assisted him by burning brush and such work as she could do, and by the next spring he had succeeded in preparing ten acres for corn. Success attended his labors from this time on, and ere his death, which occurred May 29, 1850, he found himself the possessor of over 6oo acres of choice farming land. He and wife were true Christians, and the honored principles taught their children in youth, are now evidenced by honest, upright men and women. The mother survived her companion until January 23, 1885, when she, too, crossed the dark river. Thus we glean a little knowledge of the lives of the sturdy pioneers who came here when all was woods, and by hard and earnest toil succeeded in developing homes which will stand as monuments to their honored names while memory lasts. They are gone, but not forgotten, for sons and daughters survive them who have inherited the homes which they toiled so incessantly to make, and who will keep their memories green, and pass down from generation to generation the history of the trials and hardships of their illustrious antecedents. As stated, John T. McMillin was born and reared in Union Township. His birth having occurred in 1831,he has had an opportunity to witness almost the entire growth of the county. His moral and intellectual training in youth was good, and he had the advantage of a common school education. Being raised on the farm, he adopted farming as a life occupation, in which he has been eminently successful. On November 25, 1852, he was united in marriage with Sarah Buzan, daughter of Wills and Maria (Kendall) Buzan, at that time residents of Union Township, but now deceased, and who were among the first settlers of the county. To this union were born three children, namely: Clara A., Laura B. (who died in infancy), and Sarah Bell. The wife and mother died January 27, 1857, and on the 24th of the following November, Mr.McMillin was married to Nancy B. Pentecost, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Bishop) Pentecost, the former the son of John and Jemima Pentecost, and born in Union County, Indiana, December 1, 1805, and died in Henry County, Indiana The latter was born October 4, 1808, and died in Union Township. She was the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Freel) Bishop, the former a native of Maryland, and the son of Robert and Rachel Bishop, natives of Maryland. He died in Preble County, Ohio, and was a soldier during the War of 1812. His wife, Nancy Fred, was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Wood) Freel. By this union Mr. And Mrs. McMillin have had born to them six children: Emma J., John A., Ora M., William H., and Lida O., of whom Emma Josephine is deceased, dying the wife of John L. Shauck. Mr.McMillin now resides on a fine improved farm of 260 acres in Section 12, across the southeast corner of which the J., M. & I. R. R. crosses, and on which “McMillin’s Station” is located. He also owns two other farms in the county. Besides giving his attention to farming, he has of late devoted considerable time and money in developing the heavy draft horse industry of the county, and was one of the first owners of imported Norman horses, and he now owns two fine imported Norman mares, “Marguerite,” foaled in France in 1883, also “Marquise,” foaled in the same country in 1885. He also owns an interest in the noted imported draft horses, “Favory” and “Coco,” the former taking the world’s premium at Paris in 1878, also at St. Louis, Mo., in 1880. He has taken premiums everywhere he has been exhibited, and is one of the finest Norman draft horses in America today. Space compels us to end this sketch of an illustrious family, whose name is familiar throughout the county, and we will close by adding that John T. McMihin, with a few other leading citizens of the county, in 1857, organized the Rush County Agricultural Society, and established a yearly fair at Rushville, which for its success, has become known beyond the borders of Indiana. For a number of years he served as a Director of the association, then as its President, and at present is a member of the Executive Board. He earnestly works to prosecute the interests of the agriculturists and breeders, of Rush County; hence the appreciation of his success. He and. wife are members of the “Church of Christ,” or Christian denomination. Politically, he is a staunch Republican, and firmly believes in the principles of that party. Mr. McMillin’s portrait appears in this volume as one of the representative citizens of the county.
History of Rush County Indiana, Brant & Fuller, Chicago
Compendium of Biography Of Henry County, Indiana B. F. Bowen 1920
Surnames mentioned in this biography are: Daum, Cramer, Pressel, Crull,
The subject of this sketch is a native of Franklin county, Pennsylvania, and the son of Philip and Elizabeth Cramer, both parents born in Germany. The father grew to mature years in the fatherland and there married, his wife's maiden name being Elizabeth Daum. They kept a hotel in their native town and carried on the business with varied success for a number of years, finally disposing of their house for the purpose of raising funds to immigrate to America. On coming to the United States Philip Cramer purchased land in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, and turned his attention to agricultural pursuits. He continued this vocation until his death, which occurred a few years after the family's arrival in the above state. Philip and Elizabeth Cramer were the parents of fifteen children, only four of whom are living at the present time, the majority having died in infancy; Lynn, Charles, John and Joseph are the surviving members of this once large family. Joseph, the youngest of the children, was born on the 2nd day of September, 1858, and until twelve years of age attended the public schools of his native county. By reason of his father's death he was early thrown upon his own resources and in his thirteenth year began earning his own living by working in the iron mines of Pennsylvania. He was thus engaged for a period of five years, at the end of which time he accompanied his mother and brother to Henry County, Indiana, settling on an eighty-acre farm in Liberty township opposite to the place where he now lives. With such assistance as her two Sons could render, Mrs. Cramer bought the farm, paying a part of the purchase price down and going in debt for the balance. The place cost four thousand dollars and Joseph remained with his mother managing the work and looking after her interests until every dollar of indebtedness was paid. In October, 188o, Mr. Cramer was happily married to Miss Margaret E. Pressel, whose birth occurred in Liberty Township, this county, on the 9th day of February 1860. Her parents. Eli and Alzana (Crull) Pressel were well known residents of Henry county, moving here a number of years ago from Pennsylvania, of which state they were natives. After marriage Mr. Cramer took charge of his mother's farm until her death, when the property was sold. He then rented land in Liberty Township for three years, then purchased a part of the same farm on which he now resides, going in debt to the amount of twenty-five hundred dollars. By industry and thrift he succeeded in meeting his payments as they became due and in the course of a few years found his place free of all incumbrance. He added to his possessions until his farm now contains one hundred and ten acres of fine land, representing a value of ten thousand dollars, nearly all of which was earned by his own labor and successful management. As a farmer and raiser of good livestock no one stands higher than Mr. Cramer and as a neighbor and citizen he has long been noted for his honorable, straightforward course, his influence always being on the side of right. His farm is highly improved and his home, comfortable and convenient in all of its appointments, is the abode of a generous hospitality only too rare in the present rapid age of selfishness and personal aggrandizement. Nine children have blessed the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Cramer, namely, Ona M., Ivan C., Lena B., Maude A., Elsie E., Jessie H. Edna P. Eunice D. and Margaret .J., all living and remarkably strong and healthy specimens of American youth and vitality. Mr. Cramer is a Democrat in politics and as such was elected in November 1900, assessor of his township, the duties of which office he has since discharged in an able and praiseworthy manner. He belongs to the: Knights of Pythias at Hagerstown and for some years had been an active member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, at the present time holding the position of the treasurer in his local lodge. His oldest daughter, Ona M., is a leading worker in the Rathbone Sisters and also belongs to the Daughters of Rebekah. Such in brief are the salient facts in the life of one of Liberty Township's successful farmers and representative citizens. With his well-known reputation for integrity and energy, he has acquired by well-directed labor and honorable dealings an ample competence and can with propriety be safely classed with the foremost men of the community in which he has long claimed a residence. He is the embodiment of geniality and good fellowship, has made many warm friends and few if any enjoy a greater degree of popularity.
History of Rush County Indiana, Brant & Fuller, Chicago
History of Rush County Indiana Brant & Fuller Chicago 1888 Page 772
Surnames in this biography are: Ging, Furry, Gray, Dick,
LAWRENCE GING is a native of Rush County, and is one of the leading citizens of Union Township, being at present actively engaged in the manufacture of drain tile, and farming. He was born in 1829, and has made this his home all his life. His parents, William and Anna (Furry) Ging, the former of Irish, and the latter of German descent, were among the pioneer settlers of Union Township, and were residents of the township at the time of their deaths. Our subject was reared amid the scenes incident to farm life, and received a fair education in the common schools. He began doing for himself after his maturity, and engaged in farming. In 1860, he was married to Mary J. Gray, daughter of John and Margaret (Dick) Gray, the former a native of Pennsylvania, and the latter of Ohio, but both were reared in Kentucky. Mrs. Ging was born in Bourbon County, Ky., in 1824, and accompanied her parents to Rush County, and located in Union Township in 1833. Here her parents died. This union was blessed with two children: John W. (deceased), and Margaret A., now at home. Mr. And Mrs. Ging are church members. Politically, Mr. Ging adheres to the Democratic Party, and has filled the office of Township Trustee. Mr. and Mrs. Ging have led useful, industrious lives, and have provided themselves with a comfortable home. In 1869, Mr. Ging engaged in the manufacture of drain tile, and this was about the first factory started in this county. His business has steadily increased, and there is no better tile manufactured in the county. His factory is capable of turning out 500,000 rods per year. A man of integrity, and upright in all the affairs of life, he is now one of the respected citizens of the township.
History of Rush County Indiana, Brant & Fuller, Chicago
History of Rush County Indiana Brant & Fuller Chicago 1888 Page 771 and 772
Surnames in the biography are: Fox, Carson, Penn, Heath, Burgess, Rich, and McFadden
WILLIAM CARSON FOX, son of Ellis and Mary (Carson) Fox, was born in Washington County, Pa., near Monongahela City, September 7, 1828. His father was a native of Maryland, and belonged to the Society of Friends. He was a descendant of the Fox family who came to the United States with William Penn, in the Seventeenth century. Ellis (our subject's father) was the son of Joshua and Sarah (Heath) Fox, and Mary, his wife, was the daughter of William and Mary (Burgess) Carson. About the year 1829 or 1830, Ellis came from Washington County, Pa., to Union Township, Rush Co., Indiana and purchased a farm, carrying with him $600 in silver, and then returned to his Pennsylvania home, making the entire journey on foot. In the spring of 1831, with his wife and three children, viz.: Elizabeth, John, and William C. (the subject of this sketch), he began the journey toward his new home in the far west, and with the tide of western migration they floated down the Ohio River to Cincinnati, and in a few weeks located on the farm where William now resides. During his young manhood, the father worked at the trade of stonemason. He was one of the original members of the Christian Church, which worshiped at Plum Creek, and during his entire life, his influence was on the side of truth, justice, and morality. He died in 1852; his wife, Mary, followed him in July 1860, and together they rest in the burying ground at Fairview. On the 19th of September 1849, William C. married Margaret Rich, a daughter of Tillman and Martha (Carson) Rich, who came from Ohio to Indiana, in an early day. The children of this marriage are Mary, married Joseph McFadden, 1870; John E. H., deceased, and Elgie. Mr. Fox has never been a candidate for any office is a quiet, unassuming gentleman, respected by his neighbors and usually votes the Democratic ticket. He is living a quiet life on the farm where his father died.
Olean Evening Times, Olean, Cattaraugus Co., New York
20 Oct 1912
Frank FILIPOWICZ, the Polish laborer who was taken off a Pennsylvania train that was passing through here and died at the Olean General Hospital the following day, will not be taken to Philadelphia for burial, his brother in that city having requested that his funeral be held here. The body will be interred in the Catholic cemetery at Allegany.
[Allegany, Cattaraugus Co., New York]
St. Mary's Oracle newspaper, West Virginia, Date April 17, 1897
Died Thursday April 8,1897, at the home of his son G. W. Locke on McKim Creek, Harvey Locke age seventy five years, of general debility. Mr. Locke was one of the oldest residents of Pleasant County having moved here from Greene County, Pennsylvania where he was born, when very young. The funeral occurred at ST. Mary's on Saturday, the 10th at 3:00 PM, Rev. Hollen, of the M. P Church officiating. He leaves seven children, five sons and two daughters. They are J. P. Locke and G. W, Locke of McKim, this county, John and W. J. Locke of St. Mary's and Robert Locke of Belmont. His oldest daughter Mrs Harry Tatem resides at Philadelphia, and his youngest daughter Mrs. Christina Locke, wife of G. A. Locke resides at St. Mary.
P S. He left seven sons but I don't know what happened yet to Bion and Harvey JR
FATAL. Boiler Explosion in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania This morning. Pittsburg, July 3. (Special) A fatal boiler explosion occurred at 6 o'clock this morning in the Union Salt works on Page street. Two persons were killed as follows: George Crouse, day watchman; Andrew Fleuger. Injured: James Davis, fireman, and John Ruth. The explosion damaged the building and ignited the debris. Cause of the explosion unknown.
Prisoner's Sentenced. Lima, Ohio., July 3. Benjamin Simons, convicted of murder in second degree, was sentenced to the penitentiary for life. Three young men, Bailey, Kelley and Wilson, convicted of pocketpicking, were given five years each; William Tullis, arson, three years; William Klinger, arson, was sentenced to Mansfield reformatory.
Oldest Minister Dead. Columbus, July 3. Cornelius D. Battele, the oldest Methodist minister in Ohio, residing at 25 East Third Avenue, in this city, died last night, aged 90 years. In early days he preached on circuits in Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Captured. Supposed Thieves in the Hands of the Law. Wapakoneta, O., July 3. Superintendent Hogle of the United States Express company, with four deputy marshals, arrived here from Minster, O., having in charge John Lowrey and J.W. Patters, who were arrested at Minster after a desperate resistance. About ten days ago the express office at Hobbs, Indiana was entered by burglars, who secured two money order books. They have been filling out those money orders for various amounts and having them cashed in Ohio and Indiana towns, including Union City, Ansonia, St. Henry and Minster.
Suicide Wave. Struck the City of McKeesport This Morning. McKeesport, Pennsylvania, July 3. Special). Mrs. John B. Taylor, wife of a well known iron manufacturer of Pittsburg, suicided this morning at the home of her mother by shooting herself through the heart. She was 23 (*maybe 29) years old and leaves a baby a year old. For some years she has been subject to nervous attacks. She was prominent in church and social circles.