Creed Hoskins Tanner

M, b. 24 February 1788, d. after 1830
     Creed Hoskins Tanner was born on 24 February 1788 at South Carolina.1 He was the son of Josiah Tanner and Martha Wooten. Creed Hoskins Tanner married Martha Pryor, daughter of John Alexander Pryor Sr. and Martha Vaughan, on 27 December 1809 at Henry, Kentucky.2 Creed Hoskins Tanner died after 1830 at Kentucky.
     He was married two times. He was CENSUS 1810 in 1810 at Henry, Kentucky; Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
Number of Household Members: 3. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at West Port, Henry, Kentucky; living next door to Matthew Tanner;
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 5
Free White Persons - Over 25: 1. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Henry, Kentucky; Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Slaves - Females - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 10
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 12
Total Slaves: 1.
Father*Josiah Tanner b. 10 Oct 1754, d. 1 Nov 1807
Mother*Martha Wooten b. 26 Sep 1756, d. 4 Jul 1851

Child of Creed Hoskins Tanner and Martha Pryor

Citations

  1. [S1] AR
    "She personally got the information on the Mercer family from Naomi Mercer Niemann" Faye "Crotchett" Jones
    Mrs. G. E. Jones
    Morrilton, Genealogy Crotchett --- Tanner, Page 128.
  2. [S331] Ancestry.com, Kentucky Marriages to 1850.

Mary Tanner

F, b. 16 December 1789, d. 28 May 1848
Mary Tanner Tracy tombstone
     Mary Tanner was born at Henry, Oldham, Kentucky, on 16 December 1789.1 She was the daughter of Josiah Tanner and Martha Wooten. Mary Tanner married James Tracy, son of Nathaniel Pradian Tracy and Mary Ann Tidwell, on 16 September 1803 at Henry, Kentucky.2 Mary Tanner died on 28 May 1848 at Johnson, Indiana, at age 58. She was buried after 28 May 1848 at Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson, Indiana.
     Excerpt from "Historical Sketches of the Tracy and Tanner Families":
James Tracy (1785-1833), son of Nathaniel Tracy, was born in North Carolina, and Mary Tanner (1789-1848), daughter of Josiah Tanner, was born in South Carolina. They migrated to Kentucky with their families in 1796. They were married in Henry County, Kentucky, in 1804. They had fourteen children. The family migrated to Indiana ca. 1828 and settled in Jennings County, Indiana, near Vernon. Children and grandchildren lived in Indiana, Kentucky, and elsewhere. As of 16 September 1803,her married name was Tracy.2
Father*Josiah Tanner b. 10 Oct 1754, d. 1 Nov 1807
Mother*Martha Wooten b. 26 Sep 1756, d. 4 Jul 1851

Children of Mary Tanner and James Tracy

Citations

  1. [S1] AR
    "She personally got the information on the Mercer family from Naomi Mercer Niemann" Faye "Crotchett" Jones
    Mrs. G. E. Jones
    Morrilton, Genealogy Crotchett --- Tanner, Page 128.
  2. [S331] Ancestry.com, Kentucky Marriages to 1850.

Keziah Tanner

F, b. 27 April 1792, d. 1822
     Keziah Tanner was born on 27 April 1792 at South Carolina.1 She was the daughter of Josiah Tanner and Martha Wooten. Keziah Tanner married Daniel Dawson on 4 July 1810 at Henry, Kentucky.2 Keziah Tanner died in 1822 at Kentucky.
     She had six children. As of 4 July 1810,her married name was Dawson.
Father*Josiah Tanner b. 10 Oct 1754, d. 1 Nov 1807
Mother*Martha Wooten b. 26 Sep 1756, d. 4 Jul 1851

Children of Keziah Tanner and Daniel Dawson

Citations

  1. [S1] AR
    "She personally got the information on the Mercer family from Naomi Mercer Niemann" Faye "Crotchett" Jones
    Mrs. G. E. Jones
    Morrilton, Genealogy Crotchett --- Tanner, Page 128.
  2. [S331] Ancestry.com, Kentucky Marriages to 1850.

John Allen Tanner

M, b. 1794, d. 1865
     John Allen Tanner was born at South Carolina in 1794.1 He was the son of Josiah Tanner and Martha Wooten. John Allen Tanner married Minerva Thrower on 10 December 1819 at Brunswick, Virginia.2 John Allen Tanner died in 1865 at Golconda, Pope, Illinois, also reported as Burleson County, Texas.
Father*Josiah Tanner b. 10 Oct 1754, d. 1 Nov 1807
Mother*Martha Wooten b. 26 Sep 1756, d. 4 Jul 1851

Child of John Allen Tanner and Minerva Thrower

Citations

  1. [S1] AR
    "She personally got the information on the Mercer family from Naomi Mercer Niemann" Faye "Crotchett" Jones
    Mrs. G. E. Jones
    Morrilton, Genealogy Crotchett --- Tanner, Page 128.
  2. [S339] Virginia, Virginia Marriages, 1740-1850.

Eleanor Tanner

F, b. 13 March 1797, d. 27 September 1856
     Eleanor Tanner was born on 13 March 1797 at Kentucky.1 She was the daughter of Josiah Tanner and Martha Wooten. Eleanor Tanner married Thomas McGannon, son of Darby McGannon and Sallie Cogswell, on 18 March 1813 at Henry, Kentucky. Eleanor Tanner died on 27 September 1856 at Vernon, Jennings, Indiana, at age 59. She was buried after 27 September 1856 at Freedom Baptist Church Cemetery, North Vernon, Jennings, Indiana.
     As of 18 March 1813,her married name was McGannon. She was listed in Thomas McGannon's household on the 1850 Census at Vernon, Jennings, Indiana.2
Father*Josiah Tanner b. 10 Oct 1754, d. 1 Nov 1807
Mother*Martha Wooten b. 26 Sep 1756, d. 4 Jul 1851

Children of Eleanor Tanner and Thomas McGannon

Citations

  1. [S1] AR
    "She personally got the information on the Mercer family from Naomi Mercer Niemann" Faye "Crotchett" Jones
    Mrs. G. E. Jones
    Morrilton, Genealogy Crotchett --- Tanner, Page 128.
  2. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 419.

Lorenzo Dow Crotchett1

M, b. 20 February 1821, d. 28 May 1906
Lorenzo Dow Crotchett
Lorenzo Dow and Elizabeth Crotchett
Lorenzo Down and Elizabeth Christian Tanner Crotchett
4 generations - LD and EC Crotchett, William Henry Crotchett, Valeria Ross holding Vergie Ross
     Lorenzo Dow Crotchett was born at Golconda North, Pope, Illinois, on 20 February 1821.2 He was the son of John Isaac Crotchett and Charity Dyer. Lorenzo Dow Crotchett married Elizabeth Christian Tanner, daughter of Thomas Wootten Tanner Sr and Elizabeth Christian Bain, on 7 August 1845 at Pope, Illinois, "They lived together sixty-one years, having a family reunion and celebration on their fiftieth wedding anniversary in 1895, and again on their sixtieth, in1905. He died in May of the following year, and she passed away two years later. Both are buried near their home in Miami County, Kansas."3,4 Lorenzo Dow Crotchett died on 28 May 1906 at Kansas at age 85 Lorenzo D. Crotchett was born Feb. 20, 1821 in Illinois. Grew to manhood there, moving to Missouri in 1867. In 1869 he moved to the farm 4 1/2 miles north of Louisburg, Kan., where he died May 28, 1906, being 85 years, 3 months and 8 days old. He was married Aug. 7, 1845 to Elizabeth Tanner in Illinois. To this union were born 10 children 8 of whom survive the father together with the wife. He with his wife was converted and united with the Baptist church before leaving Illinois. They united with the Baptist church of Louisburg in 1878 at which place his funeral was held conducted by his pastor Rev. T. J. Wilbank. He lived a consistent Christian life and died in the hope of a resurrection and heavenly joys. Whereas his devotions to his Masters work, his noble, christlike life has been a blessing to those with whom he has been associated here in Louisburg, Kan., and surrounding country be it resolved by the first Baptist Church of Louisburg, Kan., that we bow in humble submission to the will of him who doeth all things well. The church has lost one of its most christlike members, the community an esteemed and useful citizen one who was ready to lend a hand of help and sympathy to the needy. We extend to the heartbroken wife and children our sympathy in this their sad bereavement. That a copy of the resolutions be sent to the family, to the Church Clerk to be placed in the minutes of the church and to the Louisburg Herald for publication.2
Probate record for Lorenzo Dow Crotchett died 28 May 1906 - Kansas
Will for Lorenzo Dow Crotchett died 28 May 1906 - Kansas
He was buried after 28 May 1906 at Louisburg Cemetery, Miami, Kansas.5
Lorenzo Dow Crotchett tombstone

     "The first of his children was a son whom he named Lorenzo Dow (named for a circuit riding preacher), born as has been stated February 20, 1821." LORENZO D. CROTCHETT, farmer, Section 5, Township 16, Range 25, P. O. Louisburg, Miami, Kansas was born in Pope County, Ill., February 20, 1821. His parents were among the very earliest pioneers of that region. He was brought up on a farm and resided in Illinois till the fall of 1866, when he removed to Jackson County, Mo; remained in that county till March, 1869, when he came to Kansas and settled on his present farm, Section 5, Wea. Mr. Crotchett has a finely improved farm of 87 1/2 acres. He was married in Pope County, Ill., in 1845, to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Tanner. Mrs. Crotchett was born in Kentucky. They have ten children, eight of whom are living. The eldest Amanda J., died aged seventeen years. William H. and John W. are extensively engaged in farming in Wea Township, Thomas J., Lorenzo D, Margaret E. (now Mrs. Jacob Combs, of McPherson Co., Kan.) Charles P., Charity E. (died aged ten years) Luzan and Mary J.6,7 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Pope, Illinois; Next door to Stephen and two away from John.8 He purchased land on 10 December 1852 at Golconda, Pope, Illinois, FD SWNE Section 27 Twp: 14S Range: 06E Meridian: 3 Acres: 4000 Price: 1.25 Total: 5000 Reside: 076 Volume: 111 Page: 040 ID: 310976.9
Lorenzo Crotchett land patent 12-10-1852
He purchased land on 1 April 1856 at Golconda, Pope, Illinois, FD SWNW Section 20 Twp: 14S Range: 06E Meridian: 3 Acres: 40.00 Price: 1.25 Total: 50.00 Reside: 076 Volume: 112 Page: 187 ID: 494728.10
Lorenzo Crotchett land patent 4-1-1856
He migrated in 1866 at From Pope Co., Illinois, Maimi County, Kansas, They took part in the migration of the Tanner sisters from Golconda, Pope County, Illinois, in 1866 to Pleasant Hill, Mo.
In 1866 they began a migration westward. They stopped first at Pleasant Hill, Missouri, then the western terminus of the railroad. Shortly thereafter Lorenzo Dow moved his family into Miami County, Kansas, just South of Kansas City. Thomas stopped a while in Jackson and Cass Counties in Missouri, and finally settled near the boundary of Greenwood and Lyon Counties, between Madison and Hartford, Kansas knows as the Lena Valley Community.11 He migrated in 1869 at Miami, Kansas, In 1869 they together with Rueben and Amanda Jane (Tanner) Rowland moved to Miami County, Kansas, settling their homesteads in section 5--16--25, living near Louisburg the rest of their lives.12 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Wea Township, Miami County, Kansas; Next door to her sister's family, Reuben Rowland.13 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Wea, Miami, Kansas.14 He appeared on the census of 1 March 1885 at Wea, Miami, Kansas. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Wea Twp, Miami, Kansas.15 He appeared on the census of 1 March 1905 at Wea, Miami, Kansas.
Father*John Isaac Crotchett b. 1795, d. 1852
Mother*Charity Dyer b. 1801

Children of Lorenzo Dow Crotchett and Elizabeth Christian Tanner

Citations

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    "She personally got the information on the Mercer family from Naomi Mercer Niemann" Faye "Crotchett" Jones
    Mrs. G. E. Jones
    Morrilton, Genealogy Crotchett --- Tanner, Page 4.
  2. [S1] AR
    "She personally got the information on the Mercer family from Naomi Mercer Niemann" Faye "Crotchett" Jones
    Mrs. G. E. Jones
    Morrilton, Genealogy Crotchett --- Tanner, Page 5.
  3. [S1] AR
    "She personally got the information on the Mercer family from Naomi Mercer Niemann" Faye "Crotchett" Jones
    Mrs. G. E. Jones
    Morrilton, Genealogy Crotchett --- Tanner, Page 131.
  4. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Vol 00A/0379.
  5. [S227] KS Miami Co Cemeteries, by KS Miami Co.
  6. [S232] Kansas, History of the State of Kansas, MIAMI COUNTY, Part 12. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES - LOUISBURG.
  7. [S263] William G. Cutler, History of Kansas - Louisburg.
  8. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 78. Dwelling 613.
  9. [S261] Land Office Records Land Patent Record, by Bureau of Land Management, Accession/Serial #: IL1860__.445 BLM Serial #: IL NO S/N.
  10. [S261] Land Office Records Land Patent Record, by Bureau of Land Management, Accession/Serial #: IL2000__.118 BLM Serial #: IL NO S/N.
  11. [S1] AR
    "She personally got the information on the Mercer family from Naomi Mercer Niemann" Faye "Crotchett" Jones
    Mrs. G. E. Jones
    Morrilton, Genealogy Crotchett --- Tanner, Pages 4, 131.
  12. [S1] AR
    "She personally got the information on the Mercer family from Naomi Mercer Niemann" Faye "Crotchett" Jones
    Mrs. G. E. Jones
    Morrilton, Genealogy Crotchett --- Tanner, Pg 163.
  13. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Pg 13. Stamp 546. Dwelling 82.
  14. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED147. Page 14. Dwelling 119.
  15. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED138. Dwelling 309. Sheet 15A. Stamp 244.

John Isaac Crotchett

M, b. 1795, d. 1852
     John Isaac Crotchett was born in 1795 at Buncombe, North Carolina. He was the son of John Crotchett and Patience (?). John Isaac Crotchett married Charity Dyer, daughter of Charles Dyer and Mary Campbell, on 19 January 1819 at Pope, Illinois.1 John Isaac Crotchett and Charity Dyer were divorced before December 1836. John Isaac Crotchett married Elizabeth Perrin on 29 December 1836 at Pope, Illinois.2 John Isaac Crotchett married Mary Ann Davidson on 20 March 1842 at Pope, Illinois.3 John Isaac Crotchett married Malinda Martin on 15 July 1849 at Pope, Illinois.4 John Isaac Crotchett died in 1852 at Pope, Illinois.
     John Isaac Crotchett was also known as Jonathan. He lived with John Crotchett before 1810 at Pope, Illinois. John Isaac Crotchett migrated before 1819 at Buncombe, North Carolina to, Pope, Illinois.5 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Pope, Illinois; Page 83. John is between 18 and 26 years old. Living with him are 1 female 10-16, and 2 under 10. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Pope, Illinois; page 30. John is between 30 and 40 years old. Living with him are 1 female 30-40 (wife), and 1 5-10 ('Plain' Mary). Males living with him are 1 10-15 (Stephen), 2 5-10 (Lorenzo Dow and Charles/William) and 3 less than 5 years old (James, John and Charles/William). On 13 November 1839 Hannah Rowland, widow of Reuben Rowland, relinquished her right of administration of estate to Thomas Spann and John Crotchet. On 5 December 1839 Widow's Allowance in Reuben's probate states "This is to certify that I Hannah Rowland have received of John Crotchet & Thomas Spann adms of the estate of Reuben Rowland deceased, my exclusive dowry and one year's provision to my satisfaction. Given under my hand, December 5th 1839 (X) Hannah Rowland [her mark]" "In Addition with the above, the said J. Crotchet & T. Spann have bestowed a lot of plank and joists for the purpose of finishing the house & not to be disposed of in any other way, also about five or six
hundred bricks to repair the chimneys when needed." He was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census at Pope, Illinois; page 185. Living next door to Thomas Tanner. John is between 40 and 50 years old. Living with him are 1 female 70-80 (probably his mother Patience), 1 15-20 ('Plain' Mary) and 1 less than 5 years old (Minda?). Males living with him are 1 20-30 (Stephen), 2 15-20 (Lorenzo and Charles/William), 3 10-15 (John, James and Charles/William), 1 5-10 (Thomas) and 2 less than 5 years old (Isaac and ?). He purchased land on 2 January 1850 at Pope, Illinois, 80 acres in two sections. NWNE 34/ 14-S 6-E No 3rd PM IL Pope. NENW 34/ 14-S 6-E No 3rd PM IL Pope.6
John Crotchett Land Patent 2-1-1850
He was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Pope, Illinois; Next door to Stephen and two away from L.D.7
Father*John Crotchett d. b 1810
Mother*Patience (?) b. b 1775

Children of John Isaac Crotchett and Charity Dyer

Children of John Isaac Crotchett and Elizabeth Perrin

Children of John Isaac Crotchett and Mary Ann Davidson

Citations

  1. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Vol 0OA/ Page 0004.
  2. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Vol OOA/ Page 0238.
  3. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Vol 00A/ Page 0355.
  4. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Vol 00A/ Page 0408.
  5. [S1] AR
    "She personally got the information on the Mercer family from Naomi Mercer Niemann" Faye "Crotchett" Jones
    Mrs. G. E. Jones
    Morrilton, Genealogy Crotchett --- Tanner, Pg 3.
  6. [S261] Land Office Records Land Patent Record, by Bureau of Land Management, Document Nr.: 11837 Accession/Serial #: IL1800__.292 BLM Serial #: IL NO S/N.
  7. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 78. Dwelling 611.

Edward Benton Fenner

M, b. 6 November 1874, d. 1 September 1956
     Edward Benton Fenner was born on 6 November 1874 at Wisconsin also reported as 06 Nov 1875. He was the son of Jacob Fenner and Phoebe Daniels. Edward Benton Fenner married Jessie Mae Mercer, daughter of Erastus Mercer and Louisa Jane Spyker, on 30 May 1908 at Fort Pierre, Stanley, South Dakota.1 Edward Benton Fenner married Elizabeth Ann Baker, daughter of (?) Baker, after 1923. Edward Benton Fenner died on 1 September 1956 at White Lake, Aurora, South Dakota, at age 81. He was buried after 1 September 1956 at White Lake Cemetery, White Lake, Aurora, South Dakota.
     Edward Fenner. In 1923 Mrs. Elizabeth Graeber came to the White Lake community to be a housekeeper for Edward Fenner and his two sons, Carl and Scott, who were teenagers at the time. Mr. Fenner's first wife, Jesse, had died leaving the home motherless. Mrs. Graeber had an infant daughter, Helen. Mr. Fenner was engaged in farming. Later Mrs. Graeber and Mr. Fenner married. The family continued to live on farms north of the town until 1934 when they moved to town. Carl married a local girl, Ann Meyer, and soon moved to Oklahoma City, OK. Scott married Lucille Pletzer of Spring Green, WI and moved to that community. Helen attended grade and high school in White Lake. She married Max Thompson of St. Lawrence, SD and they have resided in Seattle, WA since 1934. Mrs. Fenner lived with her daughter in Seattle the last few years of her life because of failing health. She passed away in 1957 and is buried there. Mr. Fenner died in 1956 and is buried in White Lake. Edward Benton Fenner was also known as E. B. He was listed as a son in Jacob Fenner's household on the 1880 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.2 Edward Benton Fenner was listed as a boarder with the A E Knudt family on the 1900 Census at Scotland, Bon Homme, South Dakota.3 He was a blacksmith in 1909 at Fort Pierre, Stanley, South Dakota.4 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Township 6N Range 28E, Stanley, South Dakota.5 He purchased land on 20 February 1911 at Stanley, South Dakota, Meridian 07 Township 6N Range 28E Section 25 Acreage 160 Type 272002 Casetype PA DocID 178692.
On 9 September 1918 at Aurora, South Dakota, World War I Draft Registration.
Fenner, Edward Benton - World War I Draft Registration Card
He was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at White Lake, Aurora, South Dakota.6 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at White Lake, Aurora, South Dakota.7
Father*Jacob Fenner b. 7 Mar 1834, d. 9 Mar 1924
Mother*Phoebe Daniels b. 6 Dec 1848, d. 23 Jul 1934

Children of Edward Benton Fenner and Jessie Mae Mercer

Citations

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    "She personally got the information on the Mercer family from Naomi Mercer Niemann" Faye "Crotchett" Jones
    Mrs. G. E. Jones
    Morrilton, Genealogy Crotchett --- Tanner, Page 134.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED246. Dwelling 32.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED20. Dwelling 93.
  4. [S259] South Dakota Business Directory, by Ancestry.com.
  5. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED105. Dwelling 241.
  6. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED7. Stamp 74. Dwelling 44.
  7. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED1-24. Dwelling 4.

Carl Benton Fenner

M, b. 15 November 1909, d. June 1969
     Carl Benton Fenner was born at Fort Pierre, Stanley, South Dakota, on 15 November 1909.1 He was the son of Edward Benton Fenner and Jessie Mae Mercer. Ann Frances Meiers married Carl Benton Fenner at White Lake, Aurora, South Dakota, on 5 October 1934.1 He was buried in June 1969 at Resurrection Memorial Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma. He died in June 1969 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, at age 59 also reported as 2 Jul 1969.
     He obtained US Social Security Card at Oklahoma; last residence not specified. He was listed as a son in Edward Benton Fenner's household on the 1910 Census at Township 6N Range 28E, Stanley, South Dakota.2 Carl Benton Fenner was listed as a son in Edward Benton Fenner's household on the 1920 Census at White Lake, Aurora, South Dakota.3 Carl Benton Fenner was listed as a son in Edward Benton Fenner's household on the 1930 Census at White Lake, Aurora, South Dakota.4 Carl Benton Fenner was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma; residence in 1935 reported as Whitelake, Aurora, South Dakota.5
Father*Edward Benton Fenner b. 6 Nov 1874, d. 1 Sep 1956
Mother*Jessie Mae Mercer b. 3 Oct 1873, d. 31 Jan 1923

Citations

  1. [S1] AR
    "She personally got the information on the Mercer family from Naomi Mercer Niemann" Faye "Crotchett" Jones
    Mrs. G. E. Jones
    Morrilton, Genealogy Crotchett --- Tanner, Page 134.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED105. Dwelling 241.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED7. Stamp 74. Dwelling 44.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED1-24. Dwelling 4.
  5. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma; Roll: T627_3346; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 78-127.

Scott Emerson Fenner

M, b. 24 March 1911, d. 14 May 1995
     Scott Emerson Fenner was born on 24 March 1911 at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.1 He was the son of Edward Benton Fenner and Jessie Mae Mercer. Scott Emerson Fenner married Lucille M. Pletzer, daughter of Alois Pletzer and Theresa Gruber, on 23 October 1934 at Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin.1 Scott Emerson Fenner died on 14 May 1995 at at home, Darlington, Lafayette, Wisconsin, at age 84 Scott Fenner obituary.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal May 16, 1995 - Scott Fenner obituary
He was buried after 14 May 1995 at Holy Rosary Cemetery, Darlington, Lafayette, Wisconsin.
     He obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Darlington, Lafayette, Wisconsin. He was listed as a son in Edward Benton Fenner's household on the 1920 Census at White Lake, Aurora, South Dakota.2 Scott Emerson Fenner was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Wyoming, Iowa, Wisconsin.3
Father*Edward Benton Fenner b. 6 Nov 1874, d. 1 Sep 1956
Mother*Jessie Mae Mercer b. 3 Oct 1873, d. 31 Jan 1923

Child of Scott Emerson Fenner and Lucille M. Pletzer

Citations

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    "She personally got the information on the Mercer family from Naomi Mercer Niemann" Faye "Crotchett" Jones
    Mrs. G. E. Jones
    Morrilton, Genealogy Crotchett --- Tanner, Page 134.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED7. Stamp 74. Dwelling 44.
  3. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Wyoming, Iowa, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4483; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 25-30.

Ann Frances Meiers

F, b. circa 1908
     Ann Frances Meiers was born circa 1908 at South Dakota. She was the daughter of Frank H. Meiers and Mary Bockhaus. Ann Frances Meiers married Carl Benton Fenner at White Lake, Aurora, South Dakota, on 5 October 1934.1
     Ann Frances Meiers was also known as Annie. Ann Frances Meiers was also known as Anna. Ann Frances Meiers was also known as Meyer. She was listed as a daughter in Frank H. Meiers's household on the 1910 Census at Crystal Lake, Aurora, South Dakota; living next door to Peter Meiers.2 Ann Frances Meiers was listed as a daughter in Frank H. Meiers's household on the 1920 Census at Crystal Lake, Aurora, South Dakota.3 Ann Frances Meiers was listed as a daughter in Mary Bockhaus's household on the 1930 Census at White Lake, Aurora, South Dakota.4 As of 5 October 1934,her married name was Fenner.1 Ann Frances Meiers was listed as wife in Carl Benton Fenner's household on the 1940 Census at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma; residence in 1935 reported as Whitelake, Aurora, South Dakota.5
Father*Frank H. Meiers b. Feb 1872, d. b 1930
Mother*Mary Bockhaus b. Nov 1871, d. a May 1930

Citations

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    "She personally got the information on the Mercer family from Naomi Mercer Niemann" Faye "Crotchett" Jones
    Mrs. G. E. Jones
    Morrilton, Genealogy Crotchett --- Tanner, Page 134.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED3. Dwelling 6.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED5. Dwelling 19.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED23. Dwelling 44.
  5. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma; Roll: T627_3346; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 78-127.

Lucille M. Pletzer

F, b. 12 January 1914, d. 8 December 2001
     Lucille M. Pletzer was born on 12 January 1914 at Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Alois Pletzer and Theresa Gruber. Lucille M. Pletzer married Scott Emerson Fenner, son of Edward Benton Fenner and Jessie Mae Mercer, on 23 October 1934 at Plain, Sauk, Wisconsin.1 Lucille M. Pletzer died on 8 December 2001 at Darlington, LaFayette, Wisconsin, at age 87 Lucille M. (Pletzer) Fenner, age 87 of Darlington, WI, died on Saturday, December 8, 2001 at LaFayette County Manor in Darlington. Lucille was born January 12, 1914 in Big Hallow, Plain, Wisconsin, to Alois and Theresa (Gruber) Pletzer. She married the late Scott Fenner October 23, 1934 in Plain, Wisconsin. Scott died May 14, 1995. She worked at Memorial Hospital of LaFayette County for 17 years prior to her retirement. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Darlington, of its Council of Catholic Women and LaFayette County Homemakers. She is survived by her children: Wayne (Dee) Fenner of Platteville, Helen (J.R.) Rhodes of Belmont, Carl (Pam) Fenner of Darlington, Leonard (Pat) Fenner of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Muz (Ed) Aebersold of Belmont, Greg Fenner of Darlington; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law, Helen and Alner Pletzer, both of Spring Green, 2 very special friends and caretakers: Lynn Olson and Kristie Lueck, both of Darlington and many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her twin infants, her son-in-law, Jerry Olson, two brothers, Everett and Leonard Pletzer and her sister, Helen M. (Alvin) Will. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Darlington, with Fr. Thomas Kelley officiating. Burial will be at Holy Rosary Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 p.m. on Monday, December 10, 2001 at the STEIL CAMACHO FUNERAL HOME, 206 E. Harriet St., Darlington, where a prayer service will be at 8:00 p.m.
Lucille's family would like to thank LaFayette County Hospice and Kristie Lueck, the Staff of LaFayette County Manor, the staff of Memorial Hospital of LaFayette County, and everyone at Rural Medical Ambulance in Darlington.
In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to Friends of LaFayette County Hospice, % Kristie Lueck, RN, 729 Clay St., PO Box 118, Darlington, WI.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal December 10, 2001 - Lucille M (Pletzer) Fenner obituary

     She obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Darlington, Lafayette, Wisconsin. She was listed as a daughter in Alois Pletzer's household on the 1920 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.2 Lucille M. Pletzer was listed as a daughter in Alois Pletzer's household on the 1930 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.3 As of 23 October 1934,her married name was Fenner.1 Lucille M. Pletzer was listed as wife in Scott Emerson Fenner's household on the 1940 Census at Wyoming, Iowa, Wisconsin.4
Father*Alois Pletzer b. 25 Mar 1885, d. 15 Oct 1966
Mother*Theresa Gruber b. Nov 1884, d. 1959

Child of Lucille M. Pletzer and Scott Emerson Fenner

Citations

  1. [S1] AR
    "She personally got the information on the Mercer family from Naomi Mercer Niemann" Faye "Crotchett" Jones
    Mrs. G. E. Jones
    Morrilton, Genealogy Crotchett --- Tanner, Page 134.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED178. Dwelling 40.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-34. Dwelling 86.
  4. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Wyoming, Iowa, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4483; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 25-30.

Wayne Everett Fenner

M, b. 17 December 1936, d. 17 December 2007
     Wayne Everett Fenner was born on 17 December 1936 at Sauk, Wisconsin.1 He was the son of Scott Emerson Fenner and Lucille M. Pletzer. Wayne Everett Fenner died on 17 December 2007 at age 71 Wayne "Slim" Fenner, 71, of Platteville, formerly of Darlington, died Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at Southwest Health Center, Platteville. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Darlington. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Platteville. Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Steil Camacho Funeral Home, 206, E. Harriet St., Darlington.
     Wayne Everett Fenner was also known as Slim. He was listed as a son in Scott Emerson Fenner's household on the 1940 Census at Wyoming, Iowa, Wisconsin.2 Wayne Everett Fenner lived in 2001 at Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin.
Father*Scott Emerson Fenner b. 24 Mar 1911, d. 14 May 1995
Mother*Lucille M. Pletzer b. 12 Jan 1914, d. 8 Dec 2001

Citations

  1. [S1] AR
    "She personally got the information on the Mercer family from Naomi Mercer Niemann" Faye "Crotchett" Jones
    Mrs. G. E. Jones
    Morrilton, Genealogy Crotchett --- Tanner, Page 134.
  2. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Wyoming, Iowa, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4483; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 25-30.

Charles Daniel Woodward

M, b. 10 August 1948, d. 3 January 2017
     Charles Daniel Woodward was born on 10 August 1948 at Middlesboro, Bell, Kentucky. He was the son of Henry Dudley Woodward and Betty Ruth Simpson. Charles Daniel Woodward died on 3 January 2017 at Tennessee at age 68 Charles Daniel Woodward is preceded in death by his mother, Betty Ruth Simpson and his father, Henry Dudley Woodward; father in law, John Niemann, Jr; mother in law, Naomi Mercer Niemann.

Charles is survived by his wife, Linda Niemann Woodward; sons, Shane Allen Woodward (Lisa) and Alexander Mercer Simpson Woodward; grandson, Cooper Allen Woodward; granddaughter, Riggins Pruitt Woodward; brothers, Tom Woodward and Bruce Woodward; brother in law, John Niemann III (Rachel); sisters in law, Ellen Schlieckau, Victoria Friel (Pat), Marcia Wollschlager (Evan); many nieces and nephews.

Charles was born in Middlesboro, KY and was raised in Durand, IL. He enlisted in the Air Force immediately following high school serving 2 tours in Vietnam; the first tour being the Tet Offensive of 1968, and also served with the 1st Infantry Division as an Air Force liaison. He also had a career in Mechanical Engineering. Charles had a passion for airplanes and flying. He was most proud of his extensive collection of diecast historical airplanes, especially WWII Warbirds.

Charles loved his God and his country, and, oh, the love he had for his wife of 24 years, and love for his sons and daughters. He loved making Linda laugh and said so often. He loved the laughter she gave him. His passion was music, most notably the Blues, Jazz fusion, good ol’ Rock ‘n Roll, and live concerts. He loved 60’s hot rods and the freedom that his Harley gave him. He truly loved traveling by road taking in all that Nature offered and conversing with the common man. He enjoyed Military History, American Western History, and National Parks.
Father*Henry Dudley Woodward b. 6 Feb 1914, d. 5 Mar 1977
Mother*Betty Ruth Simpson b. 26 Jun 1930, d. 15 Feb 1998

Pearl Clara Schlosser

F, b. 13 March 1885, d. 1956
     Pearl Clara Schlosser was born on 13 March 1885 at Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Anton Schlosser and Rosina Charlotte Diehl. Pearl Clara Schlosser married Carl Verner Mercer, son of Erastus Mercer and Louisa Jane Spyker, on 29 June 1936 at Sauk, Wisconsin, Pearl Schlosser and Carl Mercer wedding announcement.1
Madison Wisconsin State Journal July 8, 1936 - Pearl Schlosser and Carl Mercer wedding announcement
Pearl Clara Schlosser died in 1956. She was buried in 1956 at Spring Green Cemetery, Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
Pearl S Mercer tombstone

     Pearl Clara Schlosser was also known as Clara Pearl. She was listed as a daughter in Anton Schlosser's household on the 1900 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.3 Pearl Clara Schlosser is listed as daughter on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Anton Schlosser at Brodhead, Green, Wisconsin.4 Pearl Clara Schlosser was listed as a daughter in Anton Schlosser's household on the 1910 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.5 Pearl Clara Schlosser was listed as a daughter in Anton Schlosser's household on the 1920 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.6 Pearl Clara Schlosser was listed as a daughter in Anton Schlosser's household on the 1930 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.7 As of 29 June 1936,her married name was Mercer.1 Pearl Clara Schlosser was educated in 1940 at through 8th grade. She was listed as wife in Carl Verner Mercer's household on the 1940 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.8
Father*Anton Schlosser b. 15 Oct 1857, d. 12 Feb 1933
Mother*Rosina Charlotte Diehl b. 24 Feb 1862, d. 4 May 1938

Citations

  1. [S1] AR
    "She personally got the information on the Mercer family from Naomi Mercer Niemann" Faye "Crotchett" Jones
    Mrs. G. E. Jones
    Morrilton, Genealogy Crotchett --- Tanner, Page 135.
  2. [S180] Wisconsin Sauk Co Cemetery Records Vol 6, Pg. 110.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED145. Dwelling 277.
  4. [S364] Wisconsin State Census Wisconsin State Censuses, 1895 and 1905, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 284.
  5. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED126. Dwelling 160.
  6. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED178. Dwelling 135.
  7. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-35. Dwelling 13.
  8. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-37. Sheet 7a. Dwelling 164.

John Phillip Milliron

M, b. 1 December 1755, d. 14 March 1837
     John Phillip Milliron was born on 1 December 1755 at Upper Tulpehocken, Berks, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Johann Jacob Miliron and Anna Ottilla Christina (?). John Phillip Milliron married Maria Barbara Altman, daughter of Johann Wilhelm Altman and Maria Barbara Scholl, circa 1776 at Westmoreland, Pennsylvania. John Phillip Milliron died on 14 March 1837 at Fairfield, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, at age 81. His estate was probated on 23 October 1837 at Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, Will dated 14 Mar 1835---------------
Philip Milliron - Will - 1837
Office of Recorder of Wills
Westmoreland County
Fairfield Township
No. 1248- Book 2 - page 380-
Greensburg, Pa.

In the name of God amen, I Philip Milliron of Fairfield Township, County of Westmoreland and State of Pennsylvania, being weak in body but sound Mind and memory and understanding, praise to God for it, and considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof to the end, I may be the better to leave this world whenever it shall please God to call me home, do therefore make this my last Will and Testament in the manner following.

That is to say first and principally, I commend by Soul into hands of Almighty God, my body I commit to the earth to be buried at the direction of my executors herein named.

I Will that my just debts shall be paid, all that shall be owing at my death, together with my funeral expenses, and all charges touching the proving of or otherwise concerning this my Will, shall in the first place, out of my personal Estate and effects, be fully paid and satisfied.

I will that my Loving wife Barbara, during her natural life shall have the free use of my Mansion house and two small pots, one bake oven, one table and stand, one bed and bedding, bedstead, two cows, two sheep and one half of all the dreperaffairs (draperies) and all the ----- chairs and cloak.

I likewise bequeath to my son Jacob, one large pott, one bake oven, one skillet, one large kettle, one half the dreperaffairs (draperoies) one bed and bedding and bedstead and two cows, two sheep, one windmill, The horses and gear wagon and all the farming utensils belong to Jacob.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Diana Pershion seventy dollars to be paid by my son Jacob one year after my decease.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Susanna VanLier seventy dollars deducting thirty dollars which I have gave her before, to be paid by my son Jacob two years after my decease.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Barbara Mercer, sixty dollars, deducting fifty dollars which I gave her before, to be paid by my son Jacob three years after my decease.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret Hice sixty dollars to be paid by my son Jacob four years after my decease. What said Hice owes me to be deducted out of the sixty dollars.

And whereas I purchased 500 acres of land from the Holland Land Co., in Jefferson County, Pa., at one time, for which I have paid nearly if not all of the purchase money, and for which I have not received the land title, if the title is not yet got before my decease, that they it may be got out in the name of my sons, David, Henry, and William, who then may convey the same to the others, so as each will have a title in his own name.

I give and bequeath one third of the aforesaid 500 acres of land to my son David where he has improved, to him and his heirs forever.

I also give and bequeath unto my son Henry, one third of said land where ha has improved, to him and his heirs forever.

I give and bequeath to my son William the other one third of said land where Peter Reed improved, to him and his heirs forever, by their paying the following payments.

I give and bequeath to my son Abraham, two hundred Dollars to be paid equally by my sons David, Henry and William, with deducting the amount of the obligation which I hold against him in the first plan, in three years after my decease.

I give and bequeath unto my son John two hundred Dollars to be paid equally by my sons David, Henry and William in three years after my decease, after deducting the Amount of obligation I hold against him in the first plan.

Furthermore I will that my library shall be divided equally among my heirs.

I make appoint and ordain my son Jacob to be executor of this my last Will and testament, in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal the 14th day of March 1835.

PHILIP MILLIRON (Seal)

Signed, sealed and acknowledged by the testator in the presence of the administrators of his last Will and testament.

Witnesses:
Hizekil Reed
Benjamin Harvey,
Robert Wallace.

(Proved this date)
Signed Hizekial Reed
Sworn before me this 2nd day of October A D 1837
John Row, Esq.
Will of Philip Milliron - Westmoreland PA 1837

     John Phillip Milliron was also known as Miehleisen. John Phillip Milliron was also known as Mieleissen. Philip was taxed for 50 acres of land during 1783 and acquired 300 acres of Land Warranty on 4 December 1784 in Hempfield Township. (Penn's Archives, Milliron Records). The 1800 Federal Census, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, lists Philip living in Wheatfield Township; the 1810 and 1830 Federal Census Records show Philip living in Fairfield Township, where he died around 1836. At the time of his death, Philip owned some 500 acres of land.

A Founder of Milliron Church:
The original log church first served a congregation that withdrew from Harrold's Church over strife among Lutherans and Reformeds during the time Rev. Weber was establishing churches throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. Records indicate that Tobias Long and Philip Muelheisen, signers together with Rev. Weber, of the original Weber property documents, largely were influential in the founding of the Muelheisen Church, eventually called "Milliron," the English translation of Muelheisen, a German name.

The John William Weber Memorial Site History:
An itinerant, or circuit-riding minister typical of the times, Rev. Weber had been criss-crossing these western Pennsylvania hills founding new churches since 1783. Seeking to perpetuate his church work, Rev. Weber. Together with several members of a recently founded congregation, purchased the property for "two pounds and 10 shillings lawful money of Pennsylvania . . . forever in trust for the use of said German Reformed Presbyterian Congregations for erecting and building a church school-house and other necessary buildings and improvements from time to time to be made thereon," as stated in a deed signed June 23, 1802 and recorded February 15, 1820. This document is filed in Deed Book 14, page 228 in the Recorder of Deeds office, Westmoreland County Court House, in Greensburg, PA.

The purchase was preceded by a grant-of-land warrant issued some years earlier, on February 13, 1786, with a follow-up survey made on September 6, 1786, on recorded in Survey Book 1, page 57, at the Westmoreland County Recorder of Deeds office.

Then, while not recorded officially until 1870, there also exists at the Court House in Greensburg, in Deed Book 66, page 86, an additional instrument, dated March 6, 1813, specifying more clearly the use and purpose for the property purchase. Signed by William Weaver (Weber) and Philip Milleison (Muelheisen), it states further, in part, that "be it further understood that all members of the Reformed Presbyterian Congregation . . . and their heirs, are hereby entitled to an equal privilege (s.c.) on the same as a place of worship School and Burying Ground forever during the ages; as long as Sun and Moon shines, Water runs and Trees grow, none of the members Connected in the said Congregation shall have a privilege to make sale of said land to any person whatsoever, or in anywise put the same to any other use . . ."

According to historical records, a log structure, known originally as the Muelheisen Church, was erected on the site, and the adjacent cemetery established, where the remains of Rev. Weber are interred.

The existing Chapel was known earlier as the Milliron Church, "Milliron" being the English translation of the German name Muelheisen, the same Philip Muelheisen being one of those largely influential in founding the original congregation, together with Tobias Long and Rev. Weber. The church served a small congregation of Reformed churchgoers until dissolution around the year 1869 and then, in 1956,was refurbished by the former Pittsburgh Synod of the Reformed Church (now United Church of Christ) as a memorial to Pastor Weber.

The original log church first served a congregation that withdrew from Harrold's Church over strife among Lutherans and Reformeds during the time Rev. Weber was establishing churches throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. Records indicate that Tobias Long and Philip Muelheisen, signers together with Rev. Weber, of the original Weber property documents, largely were influential in the founding of the Muelheisen Church, eventually called "Milliron," the English translation of Muelheisen, a German name.

In the name of God amen, I Philip Milliron of Fairfield Township, County of Westmoreland and State of Pennsylvania, being weak in body but sound Mind and memory and understanding, praise to God for it, and considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof to the end, I may be the better to leave this world whenever it shall please God to call me home, do therefore make this my last Will and Testament in the manner following.

That is to say first and principally, I commend by Soul into hands of Almighty God, my body I commit to the earth to be buried at the direction of my executors herein named.

I Will that my just debts shall be paid, all that shall be owing at my death, together with my funeral expenses, and all charges touching the proving of or otherwise concerning this my Will, shall in the first place, out of my personal Estate and effects, be fully paid and satisfied.

I will that my Loving wife Barbara, during her natural life shall have the free use of my Mansion house and two small pots, one bake oven, one table and stand, one bed and bedding, bedstead, two cows, two sheep and one half of all the dreperaffairs (draperies) and all the ----- chairs and cloak.

I likewise bequeath to my son Jacob, one large pott, one bake oven, one skillet, one large kettle, one half the dreperaffairs (draperoies) one bed and bedding and bedstead and two cows, two sheep, one windmill, The horses and gear wagon and all the farming utensils belong to Jacob.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Diana Pershion seventy dollars to be paid by my son Jacob one year after my decease.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Susanna VanLier seventy dollars deducting thirty dollars which I have gave her before, to be paid by my son Jacob two years after my decease.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Barbara Muur, sixty dollars, deducting fifty dollars which I gave her before, to be paid by my son Jacob three years after my decease.

I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret Hice sixty dollars to be paid by my son Jacob four years after my decease. What said Hice owes me to be deducted out of the sixty dollars.

And whereas I purchased 500 acres of land from the Holland Land Co., in Jefferson County, Pa., at one time, for which I have paid nearly if not all of the purchase money, and for which I have not received the land title, if the title is not yet got before my decease, that they it may be got out in the name of my sons, David, Henry, and William, who then may convey the same to the others, so as each will have a title in his own name.
I give and bequeath one third of the aforesaid 500 acres of land to my son David where he has improved, to him and his heirs forever.

I also give and bequeath unto my son Henry, one third of said land where ha has improved, to him and his heirs forever.

I give and bequeath to my son William the other one third of said land where Peter Reed improved, to him and his heirs forever, by their paying the following payments.

I give and bequeath to my son Abraham, two hundred Dollars to be paid equally by my sons David, Henry and William, with deducting the amount of the obligation which I hold against him in the first plan, in three years after my decease.

I give and bequeath unto my son John two hundred Dollars to be paid equally by my sons David, Henry and William in three years after my decease, after deducting the Amount of obligation I hold against him in the first plan.

Furthermore I will that my library shall be divided equally among my heirs.

I make appoint and ordain my son Jacob to be executor of this my last Will and testament, in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal the 14th day of March 1735.

PHILIP MILLIRON (Seal)

Signed, sealed and acknowledged by the testator in the presence of the administrators of his last Will and testament.

Witnesses:
Hizekil Reed
Benjamin Harvey,
Robert Wallace.

Westmoreland County.

Before me Jonathon Row, Register for the Probate Wills in the aforesaid County personally came Hizekil Reed, one of the subscribing witnesses to the within written Will of Philip Milliron, who on his solemn oath doth say that he was present at the execution thereof and say the said Philip Milliron sign his name thereto and also heard him declare the same to be his last Will and Testament. That at the time of so doing he was as he believed of sound and disposing mind, memory and understanding, and that he subscribed his name and witness there unto in the presence of the executors,- and further saith that the testimony was previously done.
Signed Hizekial Reed
Sworn before me this 2nd day of October A D 1837
John Row, Esq. John Phillip Milliron was also known as Miliron. John Phillip Milliron was also known as Philip. John Phillip Milliron was also known as Muelheisen. He was CENSUS 1790 in 1790 at Hempfield, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; Free White Persons - Males - Under 16: 3
Free White Persons - Males - 16 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females: 5
Number of Household Members: 9.
1790 census Hempfield, Westmoreland, PA - Miliron, Philip + Altman, William
He was CENSUS 1800 in 1800 at Wheatfield, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2; Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 2; Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1; Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1; Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1.
1800 Wheatfield Westmoreland PA - Milliron, Philip
He was CENSUS 1810 in 1810 at Fairfield, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; surname listed as Millirons; Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1; Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 2; Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1; Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 1.
1810 Fairfield, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania - Millirons, Phillip
He was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census at Fairfield, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 2
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Fairfield, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; living next door to William Milliron;
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 70 thru 79: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 70 thru 79: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 3.
Father*Johann Jacob Miliron b. c 1730, d. c 1786
Mother*Anna Ottilla Christina (?) b. c 1730, d. c 1790

Children of John Phillip Milliron and Maria Barbara Altman

Maria Barbara Altman

F, b. 4 September 1756, d. 1840
     Maria Barbara Altman was born on 4 September 1756 at Maxatawney Township, Berks, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Johann Wilhelm Altman and Maria Barbara Scholl. Maria Barbara Altman married John Phillip Milliron, son of Johann Jacob Miliron and Anna Ottilla Christina (?), circa 1776 at Westmoreland, Pennsylvania. Maria Barbara Altman died in 1840 at Westmoreland, Pennsylvania.
     Maria Barbara Altman was also known as Barbara. Maria Barbara Altman was also known as Anna Maria Barbara. As of circa 1776,her married name was Milliron. John Phillip Milliron witnessed CENSUS 1800 in 1800 at Wheatfield, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2; Free White Persons - Males -10 thru 15: 2; Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1; Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1; Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1. John Phillip Milliron witnessed CENSUS 1810 in 1810 at Fairfield, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; surname listed as Millirons; Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1; Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 2; Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1; Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 45 and over: 1. Maria Barbara Altman was referenced on John Phillip Milliron's household in the 1820 Census at Fairfield, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 2
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2. Maria Barbara Altman was referenced on John Phillip Milliron's household in the 1830 Census at Fairfield, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania; living next door to William Milliron;
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 70 thru 79: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 70 thru 79: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1
Total Free White Persons: 3.
Father*Johann Wilhelm Altman b. 14 Nov 1724, d. Apr 1798
Mother*Maria Barbara Scholl b. 1735, d. 1810

Children of Maria Barbara Altman and John Phillip Milliron

Mary Mercer

F, b. 3 April 1801, d. after December 1820
     Mary Mercer was born on 3 April 1801 at Ft. Mercer, Armstrong, Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Castard Mercer Sr and Anna Barbara Milliron. Mary Mercer married William Barker on 26 December 1820.1 Mary Mercer died after December 1820.
     Mary Mercer was also known as Mareg. She was referenced on Joseph Castard Mercer Sr's household in the 1820 Census at Plumcreek, Armstrong, Pennsylvania; male age 10-15: 2, male over 45: 1, females under 10: 3, females 10-15: 1, females 16-25: 2, female 26-44: 1, person engaged in agriculture: 1. As of 26 December 1820,her married name was Barker.1
Father*Joseph Castard Mercer Sr b. 3 Jan 1781, d. 3 Aug 1864
Mother*Anna Barbara Milliron b. 17 Aug 1783, d. 24 Oct 1839

Citations

  1. [S359] Bible, Mercer Family Bible.

Barbara Mercer

F, b. 12 February 1803, d. 3 October 1860
     Barbara Mercer was born on 12 February 1803 at Ft. Mercer, Armstrong, Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Castard Mercer Sr and Anna Barbara Milliron. Barbara Mercer married George Casper Nulph, son of Casper Nulph Jr. and Eve Hetrick, on 26 December 1820 at Ft. Mercer, Armstrong, Pennsylvania.1 Barbara Mercer died on 3 October 1860 at 58y 7m 21d, Ringgold, Iowa, at age 57. She was buried after 3 October 1860 at Union (aka Mortimer) Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Ringgold, Iowa.
     Barbara Mercer was also known as Barbry. She was referenced on Joseph Castard Mercer Sr's household in the 1820 Census at Plumcreek, Armstrong, Pennsylvania; male age 10-15: 2, male over 45: 1, females under 10: 3, females 10-15: 1, females 16-25: 2, female 26-44: 1, person engaged in agriculture: 1. As of 26 December 1820,her married name was Nulph. Barbara Mercer was referenced on George Casper Nulph's household in the 1830 Census at Redbank, Armstrong, Pennsylvania; Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2. Barbara Mercer was referenced on George Casper Nulph's household in the 1840 Census at Madison, Armstrong, Pennsylvania; Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 7
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3. Barbara Mercer was listed in George Casper Nulph's household on the 1850 Census at Redbank, Armstrong, Pennsylvania.2 Barbara Mercer was listed in George Casper Nulph's household on the 1860 Census at Washington, Ringgold, Iowa.3
Father*Joseph Castard Mercer Sr b. 3 Jan 1781, d. 3 Aug 1864
Mother*Anna Barbara Milliron b. 17 Aug 1783, d. 24 Oct 1839

Children of Barbara Mercer and George Casper Nulph

Citations

  1. [S359] Bible, Mercer Family Bible.
  2. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Handwritten number 582. Dwelling 315.
  3. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 66. Dwelling 540.

George Casper Nulph

M, b. 6 April 1801, d. 20 October 1878
     George Casper Nulph was born on 6 April 1801 at Nescopec Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania. He was the son of Casper Nulph Jr. and Eve Hetrick. George Casper Nulph married Barbara Mercer, daughter of Joseph Castard Mercer Sr and Anna Barbara Milliron, on 26 December 1820 at Ft. Mercer, Armstrong, Pennsylvania.1 George Casper Nulph died on 20 October 1878 at 77y 6m 17d at age 77. He was buried after 20 October 1878 at Union (aka Mortimer) Cemetery, Jefferson, Ringgold, Iowa.
     George Casper Nulph was also known as G. C. George Casper Nulph was also known as Nulf. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Redbank, Armstrong, Pennsylvania; Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 4
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census at Madison, Armstrong, Pennsylvania; Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
Free White Persons - Under 20: 7
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Redbank, Armstrong, Pennsylvania.2 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Washington, Ringgold, Iowa.3 He was listed in George J. Nulph's household on the 1870 Census at Mission Creek, Wabaunsee, Kansas.4
Father*Casper Nulph Jr. b. 1771, d. 1863
Mother*Eve Hetrick b. 1781, d. 1860

Children of George Casper Nulph and Barbara Mercer

Citations

  1. [S359] Bible, Mercer Family Bible.
  2. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Handwritten number 582. Dwelling 315.
  3. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 66. Dwelling 540.
  4. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 6. Dwelling 48.

William Mercer

M, b. 14 April 1805, d. after 1840
     William Mercer was born on 14 April 1805.1 He was the son of Joseph Castard Mercer Sr and Anna Barbara Milliron. William Mercer married Arabella Scott on 12 January 1839 at Switzerland, Indiana, listed as 13 Jan 1839 in Mercer Family Bible.2,1 William Mercer died after 1840.
     He was referenced on Joseph Castard Mercer Sr's household in the 1820 Census at Plumcreek, Armstrong, Pennsylvania; male age 10-15: 2, male over 45: 1, females under 10: 3, females 10-15: 1, females 16-25: 2, female 26-44: 1, person engaged in agriculture: 1. William Mercer was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census at York, Switzerland, Indiana; Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2.
Father*Joseph Castard Mercer Sr b. 3 Jan 1781, d. 3 Aug 1864
Mother*Anna Barbara Milliron b. 17 Aug 1783, d. 24 Oct 1839

Child of William Mercer and Arabella Scott

Citations

  1. [S359] Bible, Mercer Family Bible.
  2. [S332] Indiana Marriage Records, by Indiana.

Arabella Scott

F, b. circa 1805, d. after 1840
     Arabella Scott was born circa 1805. She married William Mercer, son of Joseph Castard Mercer Sr and Anna Barbara Milliron, on 12 January 1839 at Switzerland, Indiana, listed as 13 Jan 1839 in Mercer Family Bible.1,2 Arabella Scott died after 1840.
     Arabella Scott was also known as Arabela. Arabella Scott was also known as Isabel. As of 12 January 1839,her married name was Mercer. She was referenced on William Mercer's household in the 1840 Census at York, Switzerland, Indiana; Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2.

Child of Arabella Scott and William Mercer

Citations

  1. [S332] Indiana Marriage Records, by Indiana.
  2. [S359] Bible, Mercer Family Bible.

Jane Mercer

F, b. 24 November 1809, d. before 1849
     Jane Mercer was born on 24 November 1809 at Ft. Mercer, Armstrong, Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Castard Mercer Sr and Anna Barbara Milliron. Jane Mercer married Albion Jackson Jr on 16 October 1832 at Switzerland, Indiana, listed as 18 October 1832 in Mercer Family Bible.2,1 Jane Mercer died before 1849.
     She was referenced on Joseph Castard Mercer Sr's household in the 1820 Census at Plumcreek, Armstrong, Pennsylvania; male age 10-15: 2, male over 45: 1, females under 10: 3, females 10-15: 1, females 16-25: 2, female 26-44: 1, person engaged in agriculture: 1. As of 16 October 1832,her married name was Jackson.2 Jane Mercer was referenced on Albion Jackson Jr's household in the 1840 Census at York, Switzerland, Indiana; 1 male age 15-20, 1 male age 30-40; 1 female age 20-30, 2 female between age 5-10, 2 female under age 5.
Father*Joseph Castard Mercer Sr b. 3 Jan 1781, d. 3 Aug 1864
Mother*Anna Barbara Milliron b. 17 Aug 1783, d. 24 Oct 1839

Children of Jane Mercer and Albion Jackson Jr

Citations

  1. [S359] Bible, Mercer Family Bible.
  2. [S2] Indiana, Indiana Marriages through 1850.

Albion Jackson Jr

M, b. circa 1809, d. before 1880
     Albion Jackson Jr was born circa 1809 at New York. He married Jane Mercer, daughter of Joseph Castard Mercer Sr and Anna Barbara Milliron, on 16 October 1832 at Switzerland, Indiana, listed as 18 October 1832 in Mercer Family Bible.1,2 Albion Jackson Jr married Delila Bowan on 5 July 1849 at Indiana. Albion Jackson Jr died before 1880.
     Albion Jackson Jr was also known as Alben. Albion Jackson Jr was also known as Alvin. Albion Jackson Jr was also known as Albian. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census at York, Switzerland, Indiana; 1 male age 15-20, 1 male age 30-40; 1 female age 20-30, 2 female between age 5-10, 2 female under age 5. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Cotton, Switzerland, Indiana.3

Children of Albion Jackson Jr and Jane Mercer

Child of Albion Jackson Jr and Delila Bowan

Citations

  1. [S2] Indiana, Indiana Marriages through 1850.
  2. [S359] Bible, Mercer Family Bible.
  3. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 183.

Eve Mercer

F, b. 5 April 1812, d. after November 1840
     Eve Mercer was born on 5 April 1812 at Ft. Mercer, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, also listed as 15 April 1812.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Castard Mercer Sr and Anna Barbara Milliron. Eve Mercer married John Harker on 10 November 1840 at Switzerland, Indiana.2 Eve Mercer died after November 1840.
     Eve Mercer was also known as Eva. She was referenced on Joseph Castard Mercer Sr's household in the 1820 Census at Plumcreek, Armstrong, Pennsylvania; male age 10-15: 2, male over 45: 1, females under 10: 3, females 10-15: 1, females 16-25: 2, female 26-44: 1, person engaged in agriculture: 1. As of 10 November 1840,her married name was Harker.2
Father*Joseph Castard Mercer Sr b. 3 Jan 1781, d. 3 Aug 1864
Mother*Anna Barbara Milliron b. 17 Aug 1783, d. 24 Oct 1839

Citations

  1. [S359] Bible, Mercer Family Bible.
  2. [S2] Indiana, Indiana Marriages through 1850.

John Harker

M, b. circa 1812
     John Harker was born circa 1812. He married Eve Mercer, daughter of Joseph Castard Mercer Sr and Anna Barbara Milliron, on 10 November 1840 at Switzerland, Indiana.1

Citations

  1. [S2] Indiana, Indiana Marriages through 1850.

Margaret Mercer

F, b. 28 September 1814, d. 30 November 1829
     Margaret Mercer was born on 28 September 1814 at Ft. Mercer, Armstrong, Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Castard Mercer Sr and Anna Barbara Milliron. Margaret Mercer died on 30 November 1829 at 15 years, 2 months and 2 days old, at age 15.1
     Margaret Mercer was also known as Margrat. She was referenced on Joseph Castard Mercer Sr's household in the 1820 Census at Plumcreek, Armstrong, Pennsylvania; male age 10-15: 2, male over 45: 1, females under 10: 3, females 10-15: 1, females 16-25: 2, female 26-44: 1, person engaged in agriculture: 1.
Father*Joseph Castard Mercer Sr b. 3 Jan 1781, d. 3 Aug 1864
Mother*Anna Barbara Milliron b. 17 Aug 1783, d. 24 Oct 1839

Citations

  1. [S359] Bible, Mercer Family Bible.

David Mercer

M, b. 25 February 1817, d. 3 April 1817
     David Mercer was born on 25 February 1817 at Ft. Mercer, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, also reported as 17 Feb 1817.1 He was the son of Joseph Castard Mercer Sr and Anna Barbara Milliron. David Mercer died on 3 April 1817 at Ft. Mercer, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, age 5 weeks 2 days old.1
Father*Joseph Castard Mercer Sr b. 3 Jan 1781, d. 3 Aug 1864
Mother*Anna Barbara Milliron b. 17 Aug 1783, d. 24 Oct 1839

Citations

  1. [S359] Bible, Mercer Family Bible.

Susanna Mercer

F, b. 17 January 1818, d. after 1850
     Susanna Mercer was born on 17 January 1818 at Ft. Mercer, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, was a twin, but other died.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Castard Mercer Sr and Anna Barbara Milliron. Susanna Mercer married (?) Gethards after 1850. Susanna Mercer died after 1850.
     Susanna Mercer was also known as Susana. Susanna Mercer also went by the name of Susan. She was referenced on Joseph Castard Mercer Sr's household in the 1820 Census at Plumcreek, Armstrong, Pennsylvania; male age 10-15: 2, male over 45: 1, females under 10: 3, females 10-15: 1, females 16-25: 2, female 26-44: 1, person engaged in agriculture: 1. Susanna Mercer was listed in Henry Cushard's household on the 1850 Census at District 1, Pendleton, Kentucky.2 As of after 1850,her married name was Gethards.
Father*Joseph Castard Mercer Sr b. 3 Jan 1781, d. 3 Aug 1864
Mother*Anna Barbara Milliron b. 17 Aug 1783, d. 24 Oct 1839

Citations

  1. [S359] Bible, Mercer Family Bible.
  2. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 378. Dwelling 397.

(?) Gethards

M, b. circa 1818
     (?) Gethards was born circa 1818. He married Susanna Mercer, daughter of Joseph Castard Mercer Sr and Anna Barbara Milliron, after 1850.