Romaine (?)

F, d. before 2016
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Stackman.

Emma W. Schroeder

F, b. circa 1888
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Hager.
  • Emma W. Schroeder married Herbert S. Hager.
  • Emma W. Schroeder was born circa 1888 at Wisconsin.

Children of Emma W. Schroeder and Herbert S. Hager

Kenneth H. Hager

M, b. circa 1915
Father*Herbert S. Hager b. c 1884
Mother*Emma W. Schroeder b. c 1888

Robert H. Hager

M, b. circa 1918
Father*Herbert S. Hager b. c 1884
Mother*Emma W. Schroeder b. c 1888

Edward A. Hager

M, b. circa 1924
Father*Herbert S. Hager b. c 1884
Mother*Emma W. Schroeder b. c 1888

Lorna Shimniok

F, d. 27 December 1991
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name12 August 1961As of 12 August 1961,her married name was Baumgarten.

Edith A. (?)

F, b. 1878, d. 1950
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1920As of circa 1920,her married name was Reyman.
  • Edith A. (?) was born in 1878 at Wisconsin.
  • She married Guy Lemuel Reyman, son of Joseph W. Reyman and Louisa L. Seiders, circa 1920.
  • Edith A. (?) died in 1950 at Wisconsin.
  • She was buried in 1950 at Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.
Census DateLocation
1 May 1930Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinEdith A. (?) was listed as wife in Guy Lemuel Reyman's household on the 1930 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1940Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinEdith A. (?) was listed as wife in Guy Lemuel Reyman's household on the 1940 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 2609; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0034; Image: 437.0; FHL microfilm: 2342343.
  2. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4523; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 56-36.

Eula Mae Hess

F, b. 22 September 1916, d. 1968
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name20 October 1939As of 20 October 1939,her married name was Snyder.

Howard G. Snyder

M, b. 10 July 1923, d. 8 June 1964
Father*John H. Snyder b. May 1870, d. 1942
Mother*Mary E. Reyman b. May 1880, d. 1934
  • Howard G. Snyder was born on 10 July 1923 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of John H. Snyder and Mary E. Reyman.
  • Howard G. Snyder married Elsie Alma Bolton on 3 April 1954.
  • Howard G. Snyder died on 8 June 1964 at Baraboo, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 40.

Clarian Dunbar

M, b. circa 1913
Census DateLocation
1940Clayton, Crawford, WisconsinClarian Dunbar was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Clayton, Crawford, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Clayton, Crawford, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4467; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 12-3B.

Laverna Irene Bolton

F, b. 8 July 1918, d. 22 July 2013
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLaverna Irene Bolton was also known as Verna.
Married Name3 June 1942As of 3 June 1942,her married name was Snyder.
  • Laverna Irene Bolton was born on 8 July 1918 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
  • She married John Joseph Snyder, son of John H. Snyder and Mary E. Reyman, on 3 June 1942 at Texas.
  • Laverna Irene Bolton died on 22 July 2013 at Idaho at age 95 Verna Snyder, 95, passed away on Monday, July 22, 2013, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 8, 1918, to Clyde A. and Lulu M. (Baker) Bolton in Spring Green, WI. She attended elementary schools in the Spring Green area and high school in Lone Rock, WI. She grew up during the depression and learned early how to work hard and treasure the simple things in life. It was in Spring Green where she met the love of her life, John "Jack" Joseph Snyder. They were married on June 3, 1942, in Abilene, TX. After serving their country in World War II, they settled in Prairie du Chien, WI, for 8 years. In May of 1954, they packed up their three children and her nephew, who came to live with them after her sister passed away, and moved to Ammon, ID, where they lived for 20 years. Two additional children were born while they lived in Ammon. In 1974, they moved to the Taylor area, where they lived for 36 years. She spent the last few years in her Idaho Falls condo.

    Verna was a Teacher's Aide for 13 years at Hillview Elementary School in Ammon in the Title 1, Chapter 1 Program teaching phonics. Because she was patient and enjoyed children and reading, she was a natural.

    Survivors include her sons, John R. (Sharon) Snyder, Paul R. (Paula) Snyder both of Idaho Falls, and Kevin J. (Anna) Snyder of Livermore, CA; her daughters, Carolyn F. (Lyn) Gunning of Colorado Springs, CO, and LuAnn M. (David) Young of Spokane, WA; her nephew, David Paepke of Rexburg; 11 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and too many to mention who call her friend. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Jack Snyder; her parents; and 9 siblings.

Elsie Alma Bolton

F, b. 7 April 1923, d. 9 June 2003
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name3 April 1954As of 3 April 1954,her married name was Snyder.
  • Elsie Alma Bolton was born on 7 April 1923 at Wisconsin.
  • She married Howard G. Snyder, son of John H. Snyder and Mary E. Reyman, on 3 April 1954.
  • Elsie Alma Bolton died on 9 June 2003 at Wisconsin at age 80 Elsie Alma (Bolton) Bethke Snyder Ott, age 80, of Baraboo, passed away on Monday morning, June 9, 2003, at St. Clare Meadows Care Center.

    Elsie, the daughter of Clyde and Lulu (Baker) Bolton, was born on April 7, 1923, in Lone Rock, Wis.

    She was united in marriage to Donald Bethke in 1943. He preceded her in death in 1948. She was married to Howard Snyder on April 3, 1954, and he passed away in 1964. Elsie later married Herbert C. Ott on March 6, 1976, in Baraboo, and he also preceded her in death on March 29, 1985.

    In addition to her husbands, Elsie was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers and sisters.

Vivian E. Sayles

F, b. circa 1900
Father*Oscar B. Sayles b. c 1872
  • Vivian E. Sayles was born circa 1900 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Oscar B. Sayles.
Census DateLocation
21 May 1910Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinVivian E. Sayles was listed as a daughter in Oscar B. Sayles's household on the 1910 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1920Stark, Vernon, WisconsinVivian E. Sayles was listed as a daughter in Oscar B. Sayles's household on the 1920 Census at Stark, Vernon, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1737; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0126; FHL microfilm: 1375750.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Stark, Vernon, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_2019; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 202; Image: 448.

August C. Scheer

M, b. 28 March 1872, d. 20 October 1951
Father*Fred Scheer d. b 1900
Mother*Minnie Sturm b. Sep 1841, d. a 1900
Census DateLocation
1900New Era, Clackamas, OregonAugust C. Scheer was listed as a son in Minnie Sturm's household on the 1900 Census at New Era, Clackamas, Oregon.1
1930Oregon, Clackamas, OregonAugust C. Scheer was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Oregon, Clackamas, Oregon.2

Child of August C. Scheer and Elsie Adelle Seiders

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: New Era, Clackamas, Oregon; Roll: 1345; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0082; FHL microfilm: 1241345.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Oregon, Clackamas, Oregon; Roll: 1940; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0080; Image: 794.0; FHL microfilm: 2341674.

Alta Mae Scheer

F, b. July 1899, d. 22 December 1924
Father*August C. Scheer b. 28 Mar 1872, d. 20 Oct 1951
Mother*Elsie Adelle Seiders b. 17 May 1877, d. 1 Aug 1963
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Grooms.
Name VariationAlta Mae Scheer was also known as Alba.
Census DateLocation
1900New Era, Clackamas, OregonAlta Mae Scheer was listed as a granddaughter in Minnie Sturm's household on the 1900 Census at New Era, Clackamas, Oregon.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: New Era, Clackamas, Oregon; Roll: 1345; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0082; FHL microfilm: 1241345.

Minnie Sturm

F, b. September 1841, d. after 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Scheer.
  • Minnie Sturm married Fred Scheer.
  • Minnie Sturm was born in September 1841 at Germany.
  • She died after 1900.
Census DateLocation
1900New Era, Clackamas, OregonMinnie Sturm was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at New Era, Clackamas, Oregon.1

Child of Minnie Sturm and Fred Scheer

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: New Era, Clackamas, Oregon; Roll: 1345; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0082; FHL microfilm: 1241345.

Fred Scheer

M, d. before 1900
  • Fred Scheer married Minnie Sturm.
  • Fred Scheer died before 1900.

Child of Fred Scheer and Minnie Sturm

Chester Grooms

M, b. 18 September 1887, d. 25 March 1956

Lucreta Persons

F, b. 11 January 1908, d. 11 January 1989
Lucreta (Persons) Seiders Novik 1978
Father*John Persons
Mother*Nellie Key
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLucreta Persons was also known as Lu.
Married Namecirca 1931As of circa 1931,her married name was Seiders.
Married Namebefore 1950As of before 1950,her married name was Novick.
Census DateLocation
1940Reedsburg, Sauk, WisconsinLucreta Persons was listed as wife in Ray J. Seiders's household on the 1940 Census at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
     In August 1978 mentioned in the family history article on Lucreta (Persons) Seiders Novik.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal August 27, 1978 - Family history article on Lucreta (Persons) Seiders Novik

Children of Lucreta Persons and Ray J. Seiders

Citations

  1. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: m-t0627-04523; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 56-32A.

Rosa May Finn

F, b. June 1868, d. 6 July 1868
Father*Charles Warren Finn b. Jul 1842, d. 2 Oct 1923
Mother*Rosina Seiders b. Jun 1853, d. 1931
  • Rosa May Finn was born in June 1868 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Warren Finn and Rosina Seiders.
  • Rosa May Finn died on 6 July 1868 at Wisconsin.
  • She was buried after 6 July 1868 at Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.

David Keifer

M
Father*(?) Keifer

Child of David Keifer

Peter Keifer

M, b. 9 December 1804, d. 28 March 1899
Father*David Keifer
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationPeter Keifer was also known as Kifer.
  • Peter Keifer was born on 9 December 1804 at Bavaria, Germany.
  • He was the son of David Keifer.
  • Peter Keifer married Susan Meister, daughter of Georges Meister and Margarette M. Keller, on 28 April 1844.
  • Peter Keifer died on 28 March 1899 at Johnsville, Morrow, Ohio, at age 94 Newspaper: Morrow County Sentinel; Newspaper Date: 06 Apr 1899; Newspaper Page: 4 Column: 3.
  • He was buried after 28 March 1899 at Shauck Cemetery, Shauck, Morrow, Ohio.
Census DateLocation
9 August 1850Perry, Morrow, OhioPeter Keifer was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio, listed as Kifer.1
22 June 1860Perry, Morrow, OhioHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio.2
7 July 1870Perry, Morrow, OhioHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio.3
June 1880Perry, Morrow, OhioHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio.4
     Peter Keifer immigrated on 11 May 1834 to port of Havre to, New York, he left home for the United States, May 11, 1834, sailing from the port of Havre, and after an ocean voyage of six weeks, he arrived at New York July 14. He migrated in 1835 at Pennsylvania to, Morrow, Ohio, In the spring of 1835, he (Peter Keifer) joined his uncle, Philip Keifer, who was journeying to Ohio; he walked the most of the way. They settled in Troy (township, Morrow, Ohio). In 1871 at Perry, Morrow, Ohio, Land ownership map for Perry, Morrow, OH.
Land ownership map for Perry, Morrow, OH - Keifer, Peter 1871
In 1880 Peter Keifer, son of David Keifer, was born Dec. 9, 1804, in Bavaria, Germany; he was sent to school about three years; at the age of thirteen he hired out to work on a farm by the year, which he continued for fourteen years; for the first year’s work he received three dollars, and the highest wages received during that period was eighteen dollars per year; he left home for the United States, May 11, 1834, sailing from the port of Havre, and after an ocean voyage of six weeks, he arrived at New York July 14; he went by rail and steamboat to Philadelphia, and from there to Lebanon Co., Penn., where he worked on the farm some eight months; in the spring of 1835, he joined his uncle, Philip Keifer, who was journeying to Ohio; he walked the most of the way. They settled in Troy Tp., of this county. Although unused to chopping, on his arrival he began clearing land at from three to five dollars per acre; in this way he cleared some eighty acres for others; about 1836, he purchased twenty-five acres where his present residence stands; by his own energy and frugality, he now possesses the entire quarter section, on which he has cleared sixty acres and erected substantial buildings; he married Susan Meister, April 28, 1844. She was born in Switzerland, Aug. 22, 1812, and came over with her parents during the same year as Mr. Keifer. Her parents settled at first in Wayne Co., Ohio, and afterwards removed to Fulton Co. Of this marriage three children have been born -- John, born April 23, 1845; Benjamin, Dec. 30, 1846; Sarah, Feb. 22, 1853. Peter Keifer and wife are members of the Mennonite Church, in which he holds the office of Deacon.
Source: History of Morrow County and Ohio – Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1880, pp. 818-819.

Children of Peter Keifer and Susan Meister

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1850; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: M432_716; Page: 422A; Image: 152.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1860; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: M653_1017; Page: 237; Image: 478; Family History Library Film: 805017.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: M593_1247; Page: 437B; Image: 388043; Family History Library Film: 552746.
  4. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: 1053; Family History Film: 1255053; Page: 330C; Enumeration District: 132; Image: 0662.

Susan Meister

F, b. 22 August 1812, d. 23 December 1893
Father*Georges Meister b. 4 Oct 1792, d. 18 Aug 1875
Mother*Margarette M. Keller b. 3 Jul 1792, d. 22 Nov 1872
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationSusan Meister was also known as Susanne.
Married Name28 April 1844As of 28 April 1844,her married name was Keifer.
  • Susan Meister was born on 22 August 1812 at Switzerland.
  • She was the daughter of Georges Meister and Margarette M. Keller.
  • Susan Meister married Peter Keifer, son of David Keifer, on 28 April 1844.
  • Susan Meister died on 23 December 1893 at Morrow, Ohio, at age 81.
  • She was buried after 23 December 1893 at Shauck Cemetery, Shauck, Morrow, Ohio.
Census DateLocation
9 August 1850Perry, Morrow, OhioSusan Meister was listed in Peter Keifer's household on the 1850 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio; listed as Kifer.1
22 June 1860Perry, Morrow, OhioSusan Meister was listed in Peter Keifer's household on the 1860 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio.2
7 July 1870Perry, Morrow, OhioSusan Meister was listed in Peter Keifer's household on the 1870 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio.3
June 1880Perry, Morrow, OhioSusan Meister was listed as wife in Peter Keifer's household on the 1880 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio.4
     Susan Meister immigrated with Georges Meister and Margarette M. Keller on 26 May 1834 at New York; Port of Arrival: New York
Port of Departure: Havre
Place of Origin: Switzerland
Destination: Ohio
Ship: Ship Asia.

Children of Susan Meister and Peter Keifer

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1850; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: M432_716; Page: 422A; Image: 152.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1860; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: M653_1017; Page: 237; Image: 478; Family History Library Film: 805017.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: M593_1247; Page: 437B; Image: 388043; Family History Library Film: 552746.
  4. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: 1053; Family History Film: 1255053; Page: 330C; Enumeration District: 132; Image: 0662.

John M. Keifer

M, b. 23 April 1845, d. 17 May 1928
Father*Peter Keifer b. 9 Dec 1804, d. 28 Mar 1899
Mother*Susan Meister b. 22 Aug 1812, d. 23 Dec 1893
  • John M. Keifer married Hannah Blair.
  • John M. Keifer was born on 23 April 1845 at Ohio.
  • He was the son of Peter Keifer and Susan Meister.
  • John M. Keifer died on 17 May 1928 at Galion, Crawford, Ohio, at age 83.
  • He was buried after 17 May 1928 at Shauck Cemetery, Shauck, Morrow, Ohio.
Census DateLocation
9 August 1850Perry, Morrow, OhioJohn M. Keifer was listed in Peter Keifer's household on the 1850 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio; listed as Kifer.1
22 June 1860Perry, Morrow, OhioJohn M. Keifer was listed in Peter Keifer's household on the 1860 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio.2
7 July 1870Perry, Morrow, OhioJohn M. Keifer was listed in Peter Keifer's household on the 1870 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio.3

Child of John M. Keifer and Hannah Blair

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1850; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: M432_716; Page: 422A; Image: 152.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1860; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: M653_1017; Page: 237; Image: 478; Family History Library Film: 805017.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: M593_1247; Page: 437B; Image: 388043; Family History Library Film: 552746.

Benjamin Keifer

M, b. 30 December 1846, d. 4 May 1884
Father*Peter Keifer b. 9 Dec 1804, d. 28 Mar 1899
Mother*Susan Meister b. 22 Aug 1812, d. 23 Dec 1893
  • Benjamin Keifer was born on 30 December 1846 at Perry, Morrow, Ohio.
  • He was the son of Peter Keifer and Susan Meister.
  • Benjamin Keifer married Louisa Portner, daughter of David Portner and Margaret Noward, on 18 April 1875.
  • Benjamin Keifer died on 4 May 1884 at Morrow, Ohio, at age 37.
  • He was buried after 4 May 1884 at Shauck Cemetery, Shauck, Morrow, Ohio.
Census DateLocation
9 August 1850Perry, Morrow, OhioBenjamin Keifer was listed in Peter Keifer's household on the 1850 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio; listed as Kifer.1
22 June 1860Perry, Morrow, OhioBenjamin Keifer was listed in Peter Keifer's household on the 1860 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio.2
7 July 1870Perry, Morrow, OhioBenjamin Keifer was listed in Peter Keifer's household on the 1870 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio.3
     In 1880 at Morrow, Ohio, BENJAMIN KEIFER, farmer; P. O., Sbaucks; second son of Peter and Susan (Meister) Keifer, was born Dec. 30, 1846, in this township; he lived at home until 28; he then united his fortunes with Louisa Portner, April 18, 1875. She is the oldest daughter of David and Margaret (Noward) Portner; born Jan. 17, 1852. David Portner was born in Switzerland about 1824, and came across the ocean with his parents when about two years old. His parents settled in Clinton Co., Penn., about 1826, where they lived until 1833, when they moved to Troy Tp., of this county, on 74 acres of land. David wedded Margaret Noward, Oct. 31, 1849. She was a daughter of George and Margaret (Radal) Noward. Both of her parents (grand-parents of Mrs. Keifer) were born in Bavaria, Germany, and came across the ocean in the same vessel in 1819, and settled at Lebanon, Penn., where they were married, and came to Troy Tp. in 1833. Mr. Noward was born Sept. 2, 1799, and is now eighty-one years old, hale and hearty. David Partner raised six children -- Louisa, Jacob M., Samuel S., Mary C., Chrissie A. and Hattie B. After marriage, our subject settled on the present place, where he rents 80 acres of his father’s farm; he votes with the time-honored party of Jefferson and Jackson. One daughter has blessed this union -- Emma I. Keifer; born Jan. 16, 1876. His father, Peter Keifer, son of David Keifer, was born Dec. 9, 1804, in Bavaria, Germany; he was sent to school about three years; at the age of thirteen he hired out to work on a farm by the year, which he continued for fourteen years; for the first year’s work he received three dollars, and the highest wages received during that period was eighteen dollars per year; he left home for the United States, May 11, 1834, sailing from the port of Havre, and after an ocean voyage of six weeks, he arrived at New York July 14; he went by rail and steamboat to Philadelphia, and from there to Lebanon Co., Penn., where he worked on the farm some eight months; in the spring of 1835, he joined his uncle, Philip Keifer, who was journeying to Ohio; he walked the most of the way. They settled in Troy Tp., of this county. Although unused to chopping, on his arrival he began clearing land at from three to five dollars per acre; in this way he cleared some eighty acres for others; about 1836, he purchased twenty-five acres where his present residence stands; by his own energy and frugality, he now possesses the entire quarter section, on which he has cleared sixty acres and erected substantial buildings; he married Susan Meister, April 28, 1844. She was born in Switzerland, Aug. 22, 1812, and came over with her parents during the same year as Mr. Keifer. Her parents settled at first in Wayne Co., Ohio, and afterwards removed to Fulton Co. Of this marriage three children have been born -- John, born April 23, 1845; Benjamin, Dec. 30, 1846; Sarah, Feb. 22, 1853. Peter Keifer and wife are members of the Mennonite Church, in which he holds the office of Deacon.
Source: History of Morrow County and Ohio – Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1880, pp. 818-819.
History of Morrow County and Ohio 1880 - Keifer, Benjamin - page 818
History of Morrow County and Ohio 1880 - Keifer, Benjamin - page 819

Child of Benjamin Keifer and Louisa Portner

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1850; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: M432_716; Page: 422A; Image: 152.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1860; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: M653_1017; Page: 237; Image: 478; Family History Library Film: 805017.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: M593_1247; Page: 437B; Image: 388043; Family History Library Film: 552746.

Sarah Keifer

F, b. 22 February 1853
Father*Peter Keifer b. 9 Dec 1804, d. 28 Mar 1899
Mother*Susan Meister b. 22 Aug 1812, d. 23 Dec 1893
Census DateLocation
22 June 1860Perry, Morrow, OhioSarah Keifer was listed in Peter Keifer's household on the 1860 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio.1
7 July 1870Perry, Morrow, OhioSarah Keifer was listed in Peter Keifer's household on the 1870 Census at Perry, Morrow, Ohio.2

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1860; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: M653_1017; Page: 237; Image: 478; Family History Library Film: 805017.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Perry, Morrow, Ohio; Roll: M593_1247; Page: 437B; Image: 388043; Family History Library Film: 552746.

(?) Keifer

M

Children of (?) Keifer

Louisa Portner

F, b. 17 January 1852, d. 21 January 1900
Father*David Portner b. 1823, d. 1888
Mother*Margaret Noward b. 1830, d. 1908
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name18 April 1875As of 18 April 1875,her married name was Keifer.
  • Louisa Portner was born on 17 January 1852 at Ohio.
  • She was the daughter of David Portner and Margaret Noward.
  • Louisa Portner married Benjamin Keifer, son of Peter Keifer and Susan Meister, on 18 April 1875.
  • Louisa Portner died on 21 January 1900 at Morrow, Ohio, at age 48.
  • She was buried after 21 January 1900 at Shauck Cemetery, Shauck, Morrow, Ohio.

Child of Louisa Portner and Benjamin Keifer

David Portner

M, b. 1823, d. 1888

Margaret Noward

F, b. 1830, d. 1908
Father*George Noward b. 2 Sep 1799, d. a 1880
Mother*Margaret Radal
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name31 October 1849As of 31 October 1849,her married name was Portner.