My paternal 5th-great grandaunt, Catherine SHIRK, was married on this date in 1779 to Joseph BAER. Catherine was the daughter of Ulrich and Anna (SWARR) SCHERCH, and the older sister of my David SHIRK. I do not have dates of birth or death for Catherine. I do not have dates of birth or death, nor parentage for Joseph. Nothing further known at this time.
My maternal 3rd-great grandfather, Joseph W. WRIGHT, married on this date in 1891 in Madison County, Indiana to Dorothy PALMER. Joseph's first wife, Rebecca HEATON, had died in 1890. Dorothy was born June 1837 in Pennsylvania, the daughter of George and Mary (________) PALMER. Joseph was born April 1838 in Brown County, Ohio, the son of John and Anna (WARDLOW) WRIGHT. They lived in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana. Joseph died September 16, 1919 in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana. Dorothy died March 4, 1926 in Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana. Both are buried in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.
My maternal 6th-great grandaunt, Abigail OSBORNE, married on this date in 1776 in Guilford County, North Carolina to William WAY. Abigail was the daughter of Matthew and Mary (REYNOLDS) OSBORNE, and the older sister of my Lydia OSBORNE. Abigail's birth was recorded in 1756, 9th month, 26th day at New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina. I do not have dates of birth or death, nor parentage for William. Nothing further is known at this time.
My paternal 2nd-great grandaunt, Caroline Bishop CHEW, was born on this date in 1854 in Delisle, Ohio. Caroline was the daughter of Dr. Ezekiel Cooper and Caroline Bishop (WOOLSTON) CHEW, and the younger sister of my Mary Keziah CHEW. Caroline married Frederic E. WHITACRE. Fred was born circa 1850 in Ohio. They had 5 children and lived in Darke County, Ohio. Caroline died October 1, 1920.
My paternal 6th-great grandfather, Jacob ERB, was born on this date in 1724 in Surrey Canton, Bern, Switzerland. Jacob was the son of Nicholas and Catherine (________) ERB. Jacob married Magdalene SCHRANTZ. Magdalene was born in 1731. I do not have her parentage. They had 7 children and lived in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Magdalene died in 1809. Jacob died December 20, 1810 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Both are buried in the Erb Cemetery, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
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