Monday, December 31, 2007
Albert was listed as born in Vermont, aged 31, working as a miner bringing in $2.00 per day in labor. He was living with another miner, Henry Belknap of New York.
My 2nd-great grandmother, Clara (Moulton) Metzner's father was stated to have gone to California during the gold rush. Whether or not he divorced his wife is not known. This is the only record of Albert that I've been able to find that matches.
Albert MOULTON b. May 10, 1819 Rutland Co., VT, d. May 18, 1864, m. 1848 Emeline PHILBRICK, daughter of Joel and Sally (FOX) PHILBRICK. Emeline b. May 29, 1817 Johnstown, Licking Co., OH., d. January 16, 1882.
In the 1860 census, Abel is living in the household of John and Louis EATON, his in-laws. Abel is listed as a 59 year old farmer, born in Vermont, with real estate valued at $1100 and a personal estate valued at $600. His wife Miriam was listed as aged 60, born in Vermont.
By the 1870 census, Abel is listed as a 69 year old farmer, born in Vermont, with real estate valued at $500 and a personal estate valued at $2000. Wife Miriam was listed as 70 years old, born in Vermont.
I do not know if Abel and Miriam had any children. There was a William Moulton family living next door in the 1860 census that could be a son.
Abel MOULTON b. June 12, 1800 Ira, Rutland Co., VT., d. September 29, 1874 Castleton, Rutland Co., VT., m. Miriam EATON, daughter of John and Louis (________) EATON. Miriam b. ca. 1800 Vermont, d. after 1870 census
In the 1860 census, Silas was a 33 year old farmer, born in Ohio, with real estate valued at $1200 and a personal estate valued at $500. His wife Mary, was aged 34 and born in Ohio. Their children were born in several places : Nathan R., aged 9, born Indiana ; John T., aged 7, born Michigan; Charity E., aged 5, born Iowa; and Winnie A., aged 3, born Indiana.
In the 1870 census, Silas was a 40 year old farmer, born in Ohio, with real estate valued at $3000 and a personal estate valued at $900. His wife Mary, was aged 44 and born in Ohio. Son Seth, who was born in 1860, was not living with them in the 1870 census. Children listed were : Nathan, aged 19, born Indiana; John, aged 17, born Indiana; Ellen, aged 15, born Iowa; Winnie, aged 13, born Iowa; Sarah, aged 8, born Iowa, and Martha, aged 6, born Iowa.
Silas MOON b. October 5, 1826 Clinton Co., OH, d. October 19, 1885 Modesto, CA., m. before 1849 to Mary Ann Maria BEALS, daughter of Nathan C. and Elizabeth (CHEW) BEALS. Mary b. December 1, 1823 Clinton Co., OH., d. June 6, 1900 Sheridan, OR.
Known children of Silas and Mary Ann Maria (BEALS) MOON are as follows :
i. Sarah E. MOON b. April 23, 1849 Howard Co., IN., d. March 20, 1852 Michigan
ii. Nathan Richard MOON b. February 17, 1851 LaPorte Co., IN., d. after 1912 Salem, OR., m. Sarah Melissa FRAZIER, m(2) Martha E. COMER.
iii. John Thomas MOON b. June 17, 1853 Michigan, d. after 1870 census
iv. Charity Ella MOON b. April 20, 1855 Franklin Co., IA., d. after 1871 m. Frank J. FRAZIER
v. Winnie A. MOON b. November 23, 1857 Indiana, d. after 1876, m. Samuel M. PHILPOT
vi. Seth Franklin MOON b. July 16, 1860 Iowa, d. after 1885; m. Alice Eva SWITZER
vii. Sarah MOON b. ca. 1862 Iowa, d. after 1870 census
viii. Martha J. MOON b. November 11, 1862 Iowa, d. February 11, 1910 near Sheridan, OR., m. Marion LADY
Friday, December 28, 2007
Jasper was a 48 year old farmer, born in Indiana, who owned his own farm and a radio. Both of his parents were born in Indiana, and his age at his first marriage was 21 years old. Wife Cora was aged 39 years old, born in Indiana, and her age at her first marriage was 18 years old.
Cora's three children from her first marriage to Garland HANCOCK (d. 1922) were living with them : Donald, aged 19; Virgil, aged 12; and Maxine, aged 8.
Jasper J. MILLER b. ca. 1882 Indiana, d. 1967 Madison Co., IN., m. bet. 1922-1930 to Cora E. GROENENDYKE, daughter of Thomas and Emily (SMITH) GROENENDYKE. Cora b. December 30, 1890 Madison Co., IN., d. 1967 Madison Co., IN.
In the 1870 census, William was a 25 year old farmer, born in Ohio, with real estate valued at $800 and a personal estate valued at $300. Both of his parents were listed as foreign born. His wife, Mary A., was aged 23 and keeping house, with their young son, John W., aged 1 year old born in Indiana.
In the 1900 census, William was a 56 year old farmer, who owned his home free of mortgage. Both of his parents were listed as being born in Germany. Wife Mary was aged 53, and stated that her father was born in Pennsylvania and her mother was born in Ohio. Daughter Amanda J., aged 19; son Irvin G., aged 21; daughter Pearl M., aged 16; and daughter Laura B., aged 12, were all born in Indiana.
In the 1910 census, William's occupation was listed as a retired dealer of furniture. His age was given as 65, born in Ohio, with both parents born in Germany. Wife Mary A. was aged 63 years old, born in Indiana, with both parents born in Ohio. Daughter Pearl, aged 26, single with no occupation and daughter Laura, aged 22, single with no occupation were also living at home.
In the 1920 census, both William and Mary's ages were illegible. William's occupation was listed as a furniture dealer, with both parents born in Germany. Both of Mary's parents were listed as being born in Pennsylvania.
William was a Civil War veteran, serving in Co. E, 89th Indiana Infantry.
William F. METZNER b. January 6, 1844 Licking Co., OH, d. 1929 Jay Co., IN., m. December 8, 1867 Jay Co., IN., to Mary Ann HALEY, daughter of Sebastian and Lydia A. (RADAR) HALEY. Mary Ann b. 1846 Jay Co., IN., d. 1926 Jay Co., IN.
Known children of William F. and Mary Ann (HALEY) METZNER are as follows :
i. John W. METZNER b. ca. 1869 Indiana
ii. Irvin G. METZNER b. January 1879 Indiana, m. Alma ________
iii. Amanda A. METZNER b. July 1881 Indiana, m. Fred J. AXE
iv. Pearl M. METZNER b. November 1883 Indiana, m. Edward BAUMGARTNER
v. Laura Belle METZNER b. January 22, 1888 Indiana, m. Paul L. SANDERS
vi. Lydia J. METZNER
vii. Louetta Jane METZNER
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
In the 1900 census, Wesley was a 45 year old Farmer, who had been married for 15 years. His father was born in Germany and his mother in France. Wesley owned his home free of mortgage. Wife Mary was aged 37, born in Indiana with both parents being born in Pennsylvania. Mary was the mother of 3 children, all of whom were living. Daughter Ethel C. was aged 13; son Jay E. was aged 12; and daughter Mary Vada was aged 4.
In the 1910 census, Wesley was a 54 year old general contractor. Wife Mary E. was aged 47 and was now the mother of 4 children, all of whom were living. Only three were listed as living with the family : Ethel C. was aged 23, working as a telephone operator; Mary V. was aged 13 attending school; and daughter Mabel E. was 4 years old. I have not found a record of son, Jay E., who would be approx. 22 years old at the time of the 1910 census.
By the 1930 census, Wesley was a 74 year old widower, living alone, with no occupation. He owned a radio, and his home was valued at $1250.
I need to research the 1920 census to try and locate this family. Also, I have conflicting dates of birth for daughters Mabel E. & Mary Vada that don't reconcile with the census records.
Wesley T. METZNER b. November 9, 1855 Jay Co., IN., d. after 1930 census, m. November 15, 1885 Jay Co., IN to Mary Emma ROSER, daughter of Evan and Catherine (SPRECHER) ROSER. Mary Emma b. March 1863 Jay Co., IN., d. between 1920-1930 Jay Co., IN.
Known children of Wesley T. and Mary Emma (ROSER) METZNER are as follows :
i. Ethel C. METZNER b. August 12, 1886 Jay Co., IN., m. John C. McDANIEL
ii. Jay E. METZNER b. February 1888 Jay Co., IN.
iii. Mary Vada METZNER b. May 1896 Indiana
iv. Mabel E. METZNER b. ca. 1906 Indiana
Monday, December 24, 2007
In the 1870 census, Louis was a 21 year old student, living in Wayne Twp., with a College Corner post office. He was born in Ohio and both parents were listed as foreign born. He had a James H. GRAVES, aged 20, also attending school, living with him. I believe that this census record is recording Louis away at college.
In the 1900 census, Louis was listed as a 51 year old farmer, born November 1848 in Ohio, both parents born in Germany. Louis owned his home and it was mortgaged. His wife, Henrietta, was listed as Hariet, aged 46, born January 1854 in Indiana. Her father was born in Pennsylvania, and her mother was born in Ohio. She was the mother of 5 children, only one of whom was still living : Arthur A. , aged 21, born August 1879, a single farmer.
Shortly after the 1900 census record of June 25th, Louis died - his death occurred on July 3rd.
Louis Napoleon METZNER b. November 3, 1848 Licking Co., OH., d. July 3, 1900 Jay Co., IN., m. July 2, 1871 Jay Co., IN to Henrietta WEAVER, daughter of Jeremiah WEAVER. Henrietta b. January 1854 Indiana, d. after 1900 census.
Known children of Louis N. and Henrietta (WEAVER) METZNER :
i. John Preston METZNER b. February 15, 1872 Jay Co., IN., d. April 7, 1900 Jay Co., IN
ii. Arthur Augustus METZNER b. March 6, 1879 Jay Co., IN., m. Laura D. REID
iii. [female] METZNER b. December 30, 1882 Jay Co., IN., d. before 1900 census
iv. [male] METZNER b. August 15, 1888 Jay Co., IN., d. before 1900 census
v. [unknown] METZNER, d. before 1900 census
Lafayette was living at 315 North Avenue in Chicago. He was listed as aged 38, born August 1861 in Indiana, with both parents born in Germany. His occupation was a stove mounter. Lafayette had been married for 13 years to Viola. Viola was aged 40 years, born September 1859 in Michigan, with both parents born in Pennsylvania. Viola's occupation was that of a medium.
John was a 53 year old farmer, born in Saxony, in the 1860 census. His real estate was valued at $1500, and his personal estate was valued at $400. His wife, Catharine, was keeping house, aged 40 and born in France. Their children listed were William, aged 16; George, aged 13; Lewis, aged 11; Caroline H., aged 9; Catherine E., aged 6; Wesley T., aged 4; Samantha, aged 2; and Martha J., aged 6 months.
John was listed in 1870 as a 62 year old farmer, born in Saxony, with a real estate valued at $3000 and a personal estate valued at $600. Though foreign born, he was a U.S. citizen. His wife, Catharine, was listed as aged 50 years old, born in France. Catharine's mother, Salome, was also living with the family. The census taker listed her name as Solama - aged 77, born in France. The children of John & Catharine living with them in 1870 were : Catherine, aged 16; Wesley D., aged 14; Amanda, aged 12; and Mary, aged 8.
John METZNER b. October 2, 1805 Saxony, d. January 10, 1888 Jay Co., IN., m. November 4, 1839 Newark, Licking Co., OH to Catherine YOUNG, daughter of Nicholas and Salome (________) YOUNG. Catherine b. July 18, 1819 France, d. June 22, 1910 Jay Co., IN.
Children of John and Catherine (YOUNG) METZNER are as follows :
i. John Adam METZNER b. August 23, 1840 Licking Co., OH., d. December 4, 1895 Jay Co., IN., m. Clara MOULTON.
ii. Henry METZNER b. November 3, 1842 Licking Co., OH., d. 1842 Licking Co., OH.
iii. William F. METZNER b. January 6, 1844 Licking Co., OH., d. 1929, m. Mary Ann HALEY
iv. George W. METZNER b. July 6, 1847 Licking Co., OH., d. May 16, 1869, m. Elizabeth ________.
v. Louis Napoleon METZNER b. November 3, 1848 Licking Co., OH., d. July 3, 1900 Jay Co., IN., m. Henrietta WEAVER.
vi. Caroline H. METZNER b. March 1, 1852 Jay Co., IN, d. after 1880 census, m. James W. HUSTON.
vii. Catherine E. METZNER b. October 2, 1853 Jay Co., IN., d. 1943 Jay Co., IN., m. George W. STOLZ.
viii. Wesley T. METZNER b. November 9, 1855 Jay Co., IN., d. after 1930 census, m. Mary Emma ROSER.
ix. Samantha E. METZNER b. ca. 1856 Jay Co., IN., d. after 1880 census, m. James ORCUTT.
x. Martha J. METZNER b. December 26, 1859 Jay Co., IN., d. December 3, 1861 Jay Co., IN.
xi. Mary A. METZNER b. March 24, 1862 Jay Co., IN., d. after 1920 census, m. Harvey A. HUEY.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
George was listed as a 46 year old wagon maker, born in Saxony, with a real estate valued at $2500 and a personal estate valued at $400. His wife Anne, was listed as aged 44, born in Saxony.
Their children were all born in Ohio : William H., aged 12; Mary E., aged 10; Rebecca A., aged 8; Hannah, aged 5; and George L., aged 2.
George METZNER b. ca. 1814 Saxony, d. after 1860 census, m. ca. 1848 Anne E. ________. Anne b. ca. 1816 Saxony, d. after 1860 census.
Known children of George and Anne E. (________) METZNER are as follows :
i. William H. METZNER b. ca. 1848 Ohio, d. after 1860 census
ii. Mary E. METZNER b. ca. 1850 Ohio, d. after 1860 census
iii. Barbara A. METZNER b. ca 1852 Ohio, d. before 1860 census
iv. Rebecca A. METZNER b. ca. 1852 Ohio, d. after 1860 census
v. Hannah METZNER b. ca. 1855 Ohio, d. after 1860 census
vi. George L. METZNER b. ca. 1858 Ohio, d. after 1860 census
Saturday, December 22, 2007
William was born December 1, 1919 in Monroe Twp., Madison Co., IN, the middle of three children born to Virgil Lee and Edna Muriel (Pierce) Wright.
He was known as "Johnny Bill" throughout his life, apparently due to a conflict over whether or not to name him John William after his grandfather. The 1920 census record bears this out, as he is listed as John W.E. Wright, 1 month old.
David appears in the 1910 census as a 59 year old farmer, born Ohio, with both parents born in Ohio. Ella is listed as aged 58, married for 40 years, with 4 children, only two of whom are still living. Son Lionel and his wife Edith are also living in the home with David and Ella. Right now I do not know the names of any other children.
In the 1920 census, David is listed as a 70 year old farmer, and Ella is listed as aged 69. Son Lionel and wife Edith are living next door in this census.
David L. MENGLE b. ca. 1850 Ohio, d. after 1920 census, m. November 10, 1870 Butler Co., OH to Ellen W. LAMBERTSON, daughter of John and Sarah A. (WILLSON) LAMBERTSON. Ellen b. June 21, 1850 Ohio, d. after 1920 census.
Known children of David and Ellen W. (LAMBERTSON) MENGLE :
i. Lionel C. MENGLE b. ca. 1885 Ohio, d. after 1920 census, m. Edith ________
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thomas appears in the 1860 census as a 54 year old farmer, born in Pennsylvania, with real estate valued at $5600 and a personal estate valued at $600. Wife Jane is listed as aged 52 years, born in Virginia. Only daughter Sarah, aged 14, born in Virginia, is listed living with them in 1860.
In the 1870 census, Thomas is listed as a 64 year old farmer, born in Virginia, with real estate valued at $4000 and a personal estate valued at $915. Daughter Sarah and son-in-law Earnest LAPHAM and their young family are living there as well. Earnest LAPHAM was working on the farm, aged 23, born in Ohio; wife Sarah was listed as aged 24 and born in Ohio. They had two young children, both born in Ohio : Thomas E., aged 2 years, and Ella E., aged 5 months.
Thomas McVAY b. July 25, 1805 Rockingham Co., VA., d. December 25, 1884 Franklin Twp., Shelby Co., OH., m. March 15, 1831 to Jane LEMASTERS, daughter of Jacob and Hannah (________) LEMASTERS. Jane born 1807 Mason Co., VA., d. November 25, 1865 Shelby Co., OH.
Known children of Thomas and Jane (LEMASTERS) McVAY :
i. Elgiva McVAY d. July 11, 1850 (illeg. daughter of Jane and ________ ROBERTS)
ii. William McVAY b. ca. 1832 Ohio
iii. George M. McVAY b. ca. 1835 Ohio
iv. Sarah J. McVAY b. ca. 1846 Ohio, m. Earnest L. LAPHAM
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
In the 1860 census, James is listed as a 51 year old farmer, born in Ohio, with real estate valued at $2500 and a personal estate valued at $400. Wife Hannah was listed as 45 years old, also born in Ohio. Children Martha and James, ages 17 and 15, had attended school within the year; and daughter Sarah J., aged 2 years old was also listed.
In the 1870 census, James' real estate was valued at $3000 and his personal estate was valued at $800. Son Jesse R., aged 33 born Ohio was living with James & Hannah, working as a farm laborer. Daughter Sarah was still living at home. There was also a boarder, Lewis BRANDENBURG, aged 16, born Ohio, living with the family.
James McVAY, b. May 27, 1809 Pickaway Co., OH., d. October 28, 1907 Shelby Co., OH, m. October 5, 1834 Shelby Co., OH to Hannah LEMASTERS, daughter of Jacob and Hannah (________) LEMASTERS. Hannah b. January 15, 1816 Champaign Co., OH., d. September 14, 1892 Shelby Co., OH.
Known children of James and Hannah (LEMASTERS) McVAY are as follows :
i. Lewis McVAY b. ca. 1831 Ohio
ii. Martha McVAY b. ca. 1833 Ohio
iii. Rachel McVAY b. ca. 1835 Ohio
iv. Jesse R. McVAY b. ca. 1837 Ohio
v. James McVAY b. ca. 1837 Ohio
vi. Sarah J. McVAY b. ca. 1858 Ohio
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Ord was born September 30, 1906 in Salamonia, Jay Co., IN, the son of Luman Cooper and Barbara Isabelle (Wehrly) LeMasters. He was the 11th born of 13 children.
He was named either after his uncle, Ord Otterbein LeMASTERS, or after Civil War general, E.O.C. Ord - or perhaps both of them were. His middle name, Wehrly, was a family name.
Since he died when I was just a child, I have no recollection of him.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
I received a reply from a researcher stating no one with the surname LAMBERTSON was listed in the 1930 index of Indianapolis.
Either Nellie was deceased by then, or she was not living in Marion Co., IN.
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Friday, December 14, 2007
James was listed as 39 year old farmer, born in New York, with a real estate value of $500. His wife, Julia, was also 39 years old, but was born in Ireland. Their children were listed as being born in three different states. Millan, aged 10, James, aged 8, and William H., aged 6 were all born in Ohio. Richard, aged 3, was born in Michigan; and daughter Catherine, aged 1 was born in Indiana.
James McMILLEN b. ca. 1811 New York, d. after 1880 census, m. before 1840 to Julia ________. Julia b. ca. 1811 Ireland, d. after 1880 census.
Known children of James and Julia (_________) McMILLEN :
i. Millan McMILLEN b. ca. 1840 Ohio
ii. James McMILLEN b. ca. 1842 Ohio
iii. William H. McMILLEN b. ca. 1844 Ohio
iv. Richard McMILLEN b. ca. 1847 Michigan
v. Catherine McMILLEN b. ca. 1849 Indiana, m. George PEOPLES
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Basil was a 27 year old farmer who was renting his home. Helen was a housewife, aged 21 years old. Both had been born in Indiana, as were their parents. They had apparently been married for 5 years, as Helen was 16 when she was married. Living with them was their son, Basil Jr., aged 4 years and 8 months old.
Basil O. McDERMITT b. ca. 1903 Boone Twp., Madison Co., IN., d. August 21, 1987 Anderson, Madison Co., IN., m. ca. 1925 to Helen WRIGHT, daughter of James and Clara (HICKS) WRIGHT. Helen b. May 21, 1908 Alexandria, Madison Co., IN., d. March 18, 1995 Anderson, Madison Co., IN. Both are buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, Alexandria.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
John was listed in 1860 as being a farmer, aged 30, born in Indiana, living next door to his father, John LYST Sr. His personal estate was valued at $250. His wife, Sarah, was listed as age 24, born in Indiana. Their children listed were Millard, aged 4; Francis, aged 3; and Mary, aged 10 months.
In the 1880 census, the family was living in the village of Elwood, and John's occupation was listed as a brick mason. He had been unemployed for 4 months during the census year. His father was listed as being born in New Jersey and his mother in Pennsylvania. Sarah was listed as aged 43, born in New Jersey with both parents being born in New Jersey as well. Their children listed were Francis D., aged 23 born Ohio; Samuel, aged 18 born Indiana; Jane, aged 16 born Indiana; John, aged 8 born Indiana; and Charley, aged 5 born in Indiana. Francis' occupation was listed as an engineer.
John LYST b. February 14, 1831 Fayette Co., OH (IN?), d. Madison Co., IN., m. February 22, 1855 Butler Co., OH to Sarah Wilson LAMBERTSON, daughter of John and Sarah A. (WILLSON) LAMBERTSON. Sarah b. December 1, 1835 Warren Co., NJ., d. 1881 Madison Co., IN. Both are buried in the Elwood City Cemetery, Elwood, IN.
Known children :
i. Millard LYST b. ca. 1856 Indiana, m. Hettie _________
ii. Francis D. LYST b. ca 1857 Indiana
iii. Mary LYST b. ca. 1859 Indiana
iv. Samuel C. LYST b. ca. 1862 Indiana
v. Jane LYST b. ca. 1864 Indiana
vi. John H. LYST b. ca. 1872 Indiana
vii. Charles LYST b. ca. 1875 Indiana
viii. Lennie LYST
ix. Mildred LYST
x. Delbert LYST