Today's featured relative in my database is my paternal 2nd-great grandfather, William P. Wehrly.
William was born November 2, 1845 in Preble Co., OH, the son of Johannes and Barbara (Petry) Wehrly. William married August 4, 1866 in Jay Co., IN to Olive Jane Smith, daughter of William P. and Prudence (Maxson) Smith. Olive was born June 23, 1846 in Cass Co., MI and died January 6, 1913 in Portland, Jay Co., IN. William died June 16, 1909 in Salamonia, Jay Co., IN. Both are buried in the Salamonia Cemetery.
William was a mortician by trade and served during the Civil War in Co. I, 130th Regt., Indiana Volunteer Infantry. William enrolled January 29, 1864 and was honorably discharged at Charlotte, NC on December 2, 1865.
Children of William P. and Olive Jane (Smith) Wehrly are :
i. Minerva Prudence Wehrly b. July 25, 1867 Jay Co., IN, d. March 18, 1948 Los Angeles, CA., m. Lawrence Delbert Jackson
ii. Barbara Isabelle Wehrly b. March 14, 1869 Jay Co., IN, d. February 7, 1930 Salamonia, Jay Co. IN., m. Luman Cooper LeMasters
iii. John William Wehrly b. May 17, 1870 Jay Co., IN., d. January 24, 1954 Salamonia, Jay Co., IN., m. Esther L. White
iv. Orilla Catherine Wehrly b. April 6, 1872 Salamonia, Jay Co., IN., d. December 26, 1970, m. Arthur B. Andrews.
v. Benjamin Franklin Wehrly b. October 28, 1873 Jay Co., IN., d. September 9, 1875 Jay Co., IN
vi. Henry Leonard Wehrly b. April 17, 1875 Jay Co., IN., d. July 13, 1924, m. Mamie M. Salisbury
vii. Harvey Allen Wehrly b. December 20, 1876 Salamonia, Jay Co., IN., d. June 9, 1968, m. Nettie Shreeve
viii. Alva Monroe Wehrly b. December 18, 1878 Jay Co., IN., d. March 8, 1952, Portland, Jay Co., IN, m. Emma Yaegar
ix. LeRoy Garfield Wehrly b. August 13, 1880 Jay Co., IN, d. December 23, 1883.
x. Ida Laura Wehrly b. February 13, 1883 Jay Co., IN, d. December 15, 1963, m. Edward Scholer
xi. Blaine Pearle Wehrly b. August 31, 1884 Salamonia, Jay Co., IN, m. Ermina Gladys Ashcraft
xii. Ethel May Wehrly b. June 17, 1886 Jay Co., IN, d. April 12, 1951, m. William Shreeve.
xiii. Martin Nimrod Wehrly b. April 5, 1888 Jay Co., IN, d. February 5, 1954, m. Cora Burley