George Glover

M
     George Glover married Alice Launfall.

Child of George Glover and Alice Launfall

Alice Launfall

F
     Alice Launfall married George Glover.
     Her married name was Glover.

Child of Alice Launfall and George Glover

Sarah Vestal

F, b. 1693, d. 3 March 1696
     Sarah Vestal was born in 1693 at Chester, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of William Vestall Sr. and Alice Glover. Sarah Vestal died on 3 March 1696 at Chester, Pennsylvania.
Father*William Vestall Sr. b. 1667, d. 1701
Mother*Alice Glover b. c 1672, d. a 1700

Mary Vestal

F, b. 1694
     Mary Vestal was born in 1694 at Chester, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of William Vestall Sr. and Alice Glover.
Father*William Vestall Sr. b. 1667, d. 1701
Mother*Alice Glover b. c 1672, d. a 1700

George Vestal

M, b. 1698
     George Vestal was born in 1698 at Chester, Pennsylvania. He was the son of William Vestall Sr. and Alice Glover.
Father*William Vestall Sr. b. 1667, d. 1701
Mother*Alice Glover b. c 1672, d. a 1700

Patience Marie Affholder

F, b. 28 November 1910, d. 19 January 2002
     Patience Marie Affholder was born on 28 November 1910 at Akron, Ohio, also reported as 02 Dec 1910. She was the daughter of Joseph Matthew Affholder and Mary Pataska. Patience Marie Affholder married James Acquinas Kaney, son of Joseph Michael Kaney and Frances Clara McCarville, on 30 May 1939 at St. James Catholic Church, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 20 Years Ago - 1939 - Patience Marie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Afholder, 2014 Loomis, to marry James Aquinas Kaney, Richland Center, Wis., at St. James Catholic Church.
20 Years Ago - 1939 - Patience Marie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Afholder, 2014 Loomis, to marry James Aquinas Kaney, Richland Center, Wis., at St. James Catholic Church - 16 May 1959 The La Cross Tribune (La Crosse, WI)
La Crosse Tribune And Leader Press May 18, 1939 - Bridal shower for Patience Affholder
La Crosse Tribune And Leader Press May 18, 1939 - Marriage license for James A Kaney and Patience M Affholder
La Crosse Tribune And Leader Press May 31, 1939 - Patience Affholder marries James A Kaney
Patience Marie Affholder and James Acquinas Kaney were divorced before 1940 listed as divorced in 1940 census. Patience Marie Affholder married Joseph Dawson before February 1960. Patience Marie Affholder died on 19 January 2002 at age 91 Patience M. "Pat" Dawson, 91, a resident of the Onalaska Care Center, died on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2002, at the care center. She was born on Nov. 28,1910, in Akron, Ohio, to Joseph and Mary (Pataska) Affholder. Pat had owned and operated Pat Dawson's Beauty Shop for many years. She was a lifetime member of St. James the Less Catholic Church.

She is survived by a son, Mike (Jeanne) Dawson of Davenport, Iowa; a daughter, Clare (Dan) Kirkland of Onalaska; three grandchildren, Holly (Wes) Inglett, Angie (Troy) Talbot and Shelby Dawson; three great-grandchildren, Joey and Kaitlin Inglett and Kelsey Talbot; a sister, Faye Runice; two sisters-in-law, Ann Hegge and Harriet Dawson; and a brother-in-law, Robert Dawson. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Onalaska. The Rev. William J. Matzek will officiate. Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services. The Schumacher-Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse is in charge of arrangements.

Pat's family would like to give special thanks to the Onalaska Care Center for their loving care of Pat for the past five years.
(The La Crosse Tribune January 20, 2002).
     Patience Marie Affholder was also known as Pat. Patience Marie Affholder was also known as Afholder. As of 30 May 1939,her married name was Kaney. She was listed as a daughter in Joseph Matthew Affholder's household on the 1940 Census at La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin.1 As of before February 1960,her married name was Dawson.
Father*Joseph Matthew Affholder b. 21 Jan 1886, d. 21 Jan 1961
Mother*Mary Pataska b. 4 Jul 1887, d. 29 Oct 1962

Citations

  1. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4491; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 32-37.

Frederich William Hinrichs

M, b. 27 February 1861, d. 3 April 1931
     Frederich William Hinrichs was born on 27 February 1861 at Hanover, Germany. He was the son of George Hinrichs and Katherine Dorothea Harms. Frederich William Hinrichs married Dorothea Sophia Katherine Schroeder, daughter of George Schroeder and Dorothea Weise, on 30 October 1884. Frederich William Hinrichs died on 3 April 1931 at age 70. He was buried after 3 April 1931 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
     Frederich William Hinrichs was also known as Fred W. Frederich William Hinrichs was also known as F. W. He immigrated in 1866. He immigrated with George Hinrichs and Katherine Dorothea Harms in 1866; in the Autumn. Frederich William Hinrichs was listed as a son in George Hinrichs's household on the 1880 Census at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.2 Frederich William Hinrichs was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.3 He appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Reedsburg Town, Sauk, Wisconsin.4 In 1929 FRED HINRICHS, son of George and Dorothea (HARMS) HINRICHS, was born Feb. 27, 1861; married Oct. 30, 1884, Dora SCHROEDER, daughter of George and Dorothea (WEISE) SCHROEDER. This lady was born June 23, 1865. They are the parents of seven children, as follows: Emma, married Herman WSCHRANK; Paul, married Elsie GROETELUECHEN; Elsie, born Oct 4, 1888, married Emil WOLTERS, and died April 18, 1920; Alma (Mrs. Albert HEIDEN, see above); Meta, died in infancy, 1894; Hugo, born March 22, 1897, married Iva WARD; and Emil, born Aug. 5, 1899, now of Denver, Col.
He was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin; living at 345 Clark Street.5
Father*George Hinrichs b. 6 Mar 1823, d. 2 Jun 1892
Mother*Katherine Dorothea Harms b. 20 Nov 1825, d. 18 Nov 1903

Children of Frederich William Hinrichs and Dorothea Sophia Katherine Schroeder

Citations

  1. [S214] Wisconsin Sauk Co Cemetery Records Vol 9, Pg 111.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 211A.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED143. Dwelling 198.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED125. Dwelling 76.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-29. Dwelling 57.

Dorothea Sophia Katherine Schroeder

F, b. 23 June 1865, d. 3 November 1958
     Dorothea Sophia Katherine Schroeder was born on 23 June 1865 at Hanover, Germany. She was the daughter of George Schroeder and Dorothea Weise. Dorothea Sophia Katherine Schroeder married Frederich William Hinrichs, son of George Hinrichs and Katherine Dorothea Harms, on 30 October 1884. Dorothea Sophia Katherine Schroeder died on 3 November 1958 at age 93. She was buried after 3 November 1958 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
     Dorothea Sophia Katherine Schroeder was also known as Dora. She immigrated in 1882. As of 30 October 1884,her married name was Hinrichs. She had 6 with 6 living in 1900 children. She was listed as wife in Frederich William Hinrichs's household on the 1900 Census at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.2 Dorothea Sophia Katherine Schroeder appeared on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Frederich William Hinrichs at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin. Dorothea Sophia Katherine Schroeder had 7 with 6 living in 1910 children. She was listed as wife in Frederich William Hinrichs's household on the 1910 Census at Reedsburg Town, Sauk, Wisconsin.3 Dorothea Sophia Katherine Schroeder was listed as wife in Frederich William Hinrichs's household on the 1930 Census at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin; living at 345 Clark Street.4
Father*George Schroeder
Mother*Dorothea Weise

Children of Dorothea Sophia Katherine Schroeder and Frederich William Hinrichs

Citations

  1. [S214] Wisconsin Sauk Co Cemetery Records Vol 9, Pg 111.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED143. Dwelling 198.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED125. Dwelling 76.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-29. Dwelling 57.

John Walsh

M, b. December 1847, d. after January 1920
     John Walsh was never married. He was born in December 1847 at Ireland. He was the son of Peter Walsh and Catherine Curran. John Walsh died after January 1920.
     Peter Walsh witnessed the migration circa 1859 at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin. John Walsh was listed in Peter Walsh's household on the 1860 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.1 John Walsh was listed in Peter Walsh's household on the 1870 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; also living with them is John Cahill (age 2) and Mary Cahill (born Aug 1869).2 John Walsh was listed as a son in Catherine Curran's household on the 1880 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.3 John Walsh was listed as a partner in Michael J. Walsh's household on the 1900 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.4 John Walsh was listed as a boarder in Michael J. Walsh's household on the 1910 Census at Bear Creek Town, Sauk, Wisconsin.5 John Walsh was listed as a single brother of M.J. in William J. Walsh's household on the 1920 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.6
Father*Peter Walsh b. 1814, d. 1878
Mother*Catherine Curran b. 1815, d. 1881

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 150. Stamp 508. Dwelling 1138.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 11. Stamp 42. Dwelling 74.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 96, 98. ED 246.
  4. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED129, Dwelling 56.
  5. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 110. Sheet 7B. Dwelling 123.
  6. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED160. Dwelling 96.

Michael J. Walsh

M, b. 10 May 1853, d. 5 May 1939
     Michael J. Walsh was born on 10 May 1853 at near Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.1 He was the son of Peter Walsh and Catherine Curran. Michael J. Walsh married Mary Kaney, daughter of James Kaney and Anna J. McGuire, on 4 February 1886 at Cook, Illinois.2 Michael J. Walsh died on 5 May 1939 at age 85 Michael J. Walsh, son of Peter and Catharine Walsh, was born near Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, May 10th, 1853, and passed away at the old homestead May 5th, 1939.
He attended Holy Hour Thursday evening and went to Mass and Holy Communion Friday morning. During the day he complained of a pain around his heart, but was up and around as usual, until in the afternoon, when he laid down to rest, passing away about 3:30.
When six years old he came with his parents to Bear Creek, Sauk county, where he had made his home ever since.
He was united in marriage to Mary kaney, who preceeded him to death twenty years ago. To this union were born six children, Gregory and William, who reside on the home farm, Mrs. Jos. Mousseau of Spring Green and Mrs. Walter Prouty of Loreto; two sons, James and Lawrence, died in infancy. He also leaves fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, besides a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Mr. Walsh was a devoted member of his church and was always glad to give assistance whenever needed. As a citizen he was held in high respect by all who knew him.
Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's Catholic church, Loreto, Monday morning and interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.3 He was buried on 8 May 1939 at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery, New Loreto, Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.4
Michael, Mary, James and Lawrence Walsh tombstone

     Michael J. Walsh was also known as Mike. Michael J. Walsh was also known as Welsh. Peter Walsh witnessed the migration circa 1859 at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin. Michael J. Walsh was listed in Peter Walsh's household on the 1860 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.5 Michael J. Walsh was listed in Peter Walsh's household on the 1870 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; also living with them is John Cahill (age 2) and Mary Cahill (born Aug 1869).6 Michael J. Walsh was listed as a son in Catherine Curran's household on the 1880 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.7 Michael J. Walsh was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.8 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Bear Creek Town, Sauk, Wisconsin.9 He was listed as widowed head of household in William J. Walsh's household on the 1920 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.10
Father*Peter Walsh b. 1814, d. 1878
Mother*Catherine Curran b. 1815, d. 1881

Children of Michael J. Walsh and Mary Kaney

Citations

  1. [S193] Church Record, Zion United Lake Co IN Extract, Thursday May 11, 1939.
  2. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Lic 00099956. Vol 00O.
  3. [S211] Spring Green Weekly Home News, Thursday, May 11, 1939.
  4. [S180] Wisconsin Sauk Co Cemetery Records Vol 6, Pg. 14.
  5. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 150. Stamp 508. Dwelling 1138.
  6. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 11. Stamp 42. Dwelling 74.
  7. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 96, 98. ED 246.
  8. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED129, Dwelling 56.
  9. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 110. Sheet 7B. Dwelling 123.
  10. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED160. Dwelling 96.

Peter Walsh

M, b. circa 1857
     Peter Walsh was born circa 1857 at Wisconsin. He was the son of Peter Walsh and Catherine Curran.
     Peter Walsh witnessed the migration circa 1859 at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin. Peter Walsh was listed in Peter Walsh's household on the 1860 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.1 Peter Walsh was listed in Peter Walsh's household on the 1870 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; also living with them is John Cahill (age 2) and Mary Cahill (born Aug 1869).2 Peter Walsh was listed as a son in Catherine Curran's household on the 1880 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
Father*Peter Walsh b. 1814, d. 1878
Mother*Catherine Curran b. 1815, d. 1881

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 150. Stamp 508. Dwelling 1138.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 11. Stamp 42. Dwelling 74.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 96, 98. ED 246.

Honora Brigid Gormanly

F, b. 1834, d. 2 January 1881
Honora Gormanly Croal; circa 1860
     Honora Brigid Gormanly was born in 1834 at Sligo, Connaught Province, Ireland, also reported as 1835. She married Andrew James Croal, son of John A. Croal and Catherine Clinton, on 3 July 1857 at Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin, also reported as Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Honora Brigid Gormanly died on 2 January 1881 at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She was buried on 2 January 1881 at Calvary Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, listed as "Honoria, wife of Andrew, 1834 - 1881."1
     Honora Brigid Gormanly was also known as Leanora. Honora Brigid Gormanly was also known as Hanora. Honora Brigid Gormanly was also known as Honoria. Honora Brigid Gormanly was also known as Anna. Honora Brigid Gormanly was also known as Henriette. As of 3 July 1857,her married name was Croal. She was listed in Andrew James Croal's household on the 1860 Census at Cold Spring, Jefferson, Wisconsin; Next door to his father John Croal.2 Honora Brigid Gormanly was listed in Andrew James Croal's household on the 1870 Census at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.3 Honora Brigid Gormanly was listed as wife in Andrew James Croal's household on the 1880 Census at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.4

Children of Honora Brigid Gormanly and Andrew James Croal

Citations

  1. [S230] Milwaukee Catholic Cemeteries Cemetery records, by Milwaukee, Block: 6 Row: 256.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 1719, 1533.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 377. Ward 9. Page 201. Dwelling 1523.
  4. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1438. Page 117D. ED131. Dwelling 326.

Catherine L. Croal

F, b. 1859, d. 10 February 1943
Croal sisters circa 1890, including Catherine Croal
     Catherine L. Croal was born in 1859 at Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Andrew James Croal and Honora Brigid Gormanly. Catherine L. Croal married Orienf N. Eastman, son of Daniel T. Eastman and Hannah J. Fowler, after May 1885. Catherine L. Croal died on 10 February 1943 at Seattle, King, Washington, Age: 83.1
     Catherine L. Croal was also known as Kate L. She was listed as a daughter in Andrew James Croal's household on the 1860 Census at Cold Spring, Jefferson, Wisconsin; Next door to his father John Croal.2 Catherine L. Croal was listed in Andrew James Croal's household on the 1870 Census at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.3 Catherine L. Croal was listed as a daughter in Andrew James Croal's household on the 1880 Census at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.4 Catherine L. Croal lived in 1883 at Andover, Day, South Dakota, made homestead. As of after May 1885,her married name was Eastman. She purchased land on 25 May 1889 at Day, South Dakota, CROAL KATE 05 123 N 059 W 012 160 251101 PA 3856 05/25/1889.
Circa 1890 Mary Anne Croal (later Mrs. L. M. Kaercher), second from right, with her sisters. She lived in 1900 at Andover South Twp, Day, South Dakota. She had 1 with 1 living in 1910 children. She was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Bellingham, Whatcom, Washington; living at 620 Elk Street.5 In 1915 Mrs. Kate Eastman, living in Seattle, is the widow of O. N. Eastman, who was traveling auditor for the Empire Elevator Company at the time of his demise.6 She was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at San Francisco, San Francisco, California; living at 754 Church Street.7 She was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Seattle, King, Washington.8
Father*Andrew James Croal b. Jan 1822, d. 6 May 1903
Mother*Honora Brigid Gormanly b. 1834, d. 2 Jan 1881

Child of Catherine L. Croal and Orienf N. Eastman

Citations

  1. [S329] Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002 (published), Certificate: 788.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 1719, 1533.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 377. Ward 9. Page 201. Dwelling 1523.
  4. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1438. Page 117D. ED131. Dwelling 326.
  5. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED331. Dwelling 185.
  6. [S195] South Dakota, "History of Dakota Territory" by George W. Kingsbury, Vol. V (1915).
  7. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED110. Dwelling 111.
  8. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED17-203. Dwelling 44.

John Patrick Croal

M, b. 29 May 1860, d. 1 May 1919
John Patrick Croal
     John Patrick Croal was born on 29 May 1860 at near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was the son of Andrew James Croal and Honora Brigid Gormanly. John Patrick Croal married Mary Jane Prunty, daughter of Patrick Henry Prunty and Anna Nancy Hafner, in 1888 at Day, South Dakota. John Patrick Croal died on 1 May 1919 at from cancer, Sisseton, South Dakota, at age 58 also reported as 1918.
     John Patrick Croal also went by the name of J. P. He was listed as a son in Andrew James Croal's household on the 1860 Census at Cold Spring, Jefferson, Wisconsin; Next door to his father John Croal.1 John Patrick Croal was listed in Andrew James Croal's household on the 1870 Census at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.2 John Patrick Croal was graduated in 1876 at High School Graduation, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was listed as a son in Andrew James Croal's household on the 1880 Census at Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.3 John Patrick Croal migrated in 1881 at Milbank, South Dakota. He lived in 1883 at Andover, Day, South Dakota, made homestead. He purchased land on 7 August 1889 at Day, South Dakota, CROAL JOHN P 05 123 N 059 W 013 160 251101 PA 4249 08/07/1889.
He migrated in 1899 at Sisseton, Roberts, South Dakota. He lived in 1900 at Andover South Twp, Day, South Dakota. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Sisseton, Roberts, South Dakota.4 He was employed by Croal, J. P. publisher of The Courant (weekly newspaper)
in 1909 at South Dakota State Business Directory, Sisseton, Roberts, South Dakota. He was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Sisseton City, Roberts, South Dakota; J. P. Croal listed as a printer in the newspaper industry.5 In 1915 John P. Croal is postmaster of Sisseton and the editor of the Courant, the leading paper of Roberts county. His birth occurred near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 29, 1860, and his parents were Andrew and Anna (Gormanly) Croal, both natives of Ireland, the former born in 1820 and the latter in 1835. They emigrated to the United States with their respective parents, both families settling in Connecticut, where Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Croal grew to maturity. Their marriage, however, occurred in Milwaukee in 1857. The father located in that city in 1859 or 1860 and fired the first engine in the shops of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad there. He was for nineteen years a sergeant on the Milwaukee police force and made an enviable record for efficient and conscientious performance of duty. In 1880 he went to Grant county, South Dakota, and filed on a claim. The following year he was joined by his family and he continued to reside there and in Milbank until his demise, which occurred at the latter place in 1903. He had survived his wife for twenty-two years, as she died in 1881. He was a communicant of the Roman Catholic church. His father, John Croal, passed away in Milwaukee at the advanced age of ninety-one years. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Croal were the parents of eleven children, eight of whom are still living, as follows: Mrs. Kate Eastman, living in Seattle, is the widow of O. N. Eastman, who was traveling auditor for the Empire Elevator Company at the time of his demise. John P. is the next in order of birth. James, who resides at Fargo, is a conductor on the Northern Pacific Railroad, with which he has been connected since 1886. Mary is the wife of L. M. Kaercher, the proprietor of the Whetstone Milling Company at Milbank. He is quite well known in political circles and in 1890 was a member of the state legislature. Theresa gave her hand in marriage to W. W. Wilson, of Milbank, who for thirteen years has served as janitor of the public schools. Francis A. has for seventeen years been buyer and hater auditor for the Empire Elevator Company with residence at Milbank. Anna is the wife of Dr. Thomas Hicks, of Milbank, who for several years has been state veterinarian. Thomas, a resident of Las Vegas, New Mexico, is a conductor on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. John P. Croal received his education in Milwaukee graduating from high school in 1876. He learned the printer's trade in that city and later became foreman and make-up on the Christian Statesman. In 1881 he removed to Milbank, South Dakota, and subsequently entered the employ of W. M. Downie at Big Stone City, the owner of the Herald. Mr. Croal worked on that paper for some time but the following fall began teaching school. He received the first teacher's certificate issued in Milbank, Grant county, and in the summer helped build the first schoolhouse in Geneseo township, in which he taught in the fall. Jeremiah George was at that time county superintendent of schools. Subsequently Mr. Croal followed the profession of teaching in Day county and at the same time filed on a claim in that county. In 1899 he located in Sisseton, moving the Courant which he started in 1893, there from Wilmot, and which he has since owned and edited. The paper has a circulation of twelve hundred and is recognized as a valuable advertising medium by the local businessmen. The printing plant is housed in its own building which Mr. Croal purchased a number of years ago. The shop is well equipped and in addition to printing the Courant does considerable job work. Mr. Croal is a member of the State Press Association and has attended all of the conventions of that body for the past fifteen years. He takes an active part in the work of the association and is held in high esteem in journalistic circles of South Dakota. The Courant is democratic in politics and has done much to secure the success of that party. Mr. Croal was married in Day county in 1888 to Miss Mary Prunty, a daughter of P. H. Prunty, of Appleton, Wisconsin. She was educated in the Appleton high school and was engaged in teaching in Day county when she made the acquaintance of Mr. Croal. To their union have been born three children. Elizabeth is a graduate of the Sisseton high school, also took a course at the Aberdeen State Normal School and attended the State University of South Dakota at Vermillion for two years. She taught for three years in the primary department of the Sisseton schools and for the past three years has taught in Montana. Clinton graduated from the Sisseton high school and subsequently took a law course in the State University at Vermillion, from which he was graduated in 1911 with the degree of LL. B. He was admitted to the bar when only nineteen and a half years old and is now connected with Porter & Grantham, general solicitors for North and South Dakota for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad. Vincent C., the youngest of the children, is in school. Mr. Croal is a communicant of the Roman Catholic church and fraternally is connected with the Knights of Columbus, the Improved Order of Red Men, the Woodmen and the Fraternal Order of Eagles, in all of which he has passed through all of the chairs. For three terms he was worthy president of the Eagles. He is a leader in local democratic circles, is its state central committeeman and has held a number of offices. For six years he has been president of the board of education, has been school clerk, and for two years held the office of city justice. For eight years he was United States commissioner but resigned that office to become postmaster of Sisseton, which position he has held since the 1st of May, 1915. In all of his official connections he has proved efficient and conscientious and has thus added to the high esteem in which he is generally held. He has carried to successful completion all that he has undertaken and is recognized as a man of energy, determination and ability.6
Father*Andrew James Croal b. Jan 1822, d. 6 May 1903
Mother*Honora Brigid Gormanly b. 1834, d. 2 Jan 1881

Children of John Patrick Croal and Mary Jane Prunty

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 1719, 1533.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 377. Ward 9. Page 201. Dwelling 1523.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1438. Page 117D. ED131. Dwelling 326.
  4. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 289. Stamp 99A. Sheet 7. Dwelling 136.
  5. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 373. Sheet 12A. Dwelling 204. Stamp 181.
  6. [S195] South Dakota, "History of Dakota Territory" by George W. Kingsbury, Vol. V (1915), This biography appears on pages 761-762.

Sarah Elizabeth Williams

F, b. 5 April 1854, d. 30 March 1903
     Sarah Elizabeth Williams was born on 5 April 1854 at Lauderdale, Mississippi. She was the daughter of John Wesley Williams and Sarah A. Finley. Sarah Elizabeth Williams married Tandy Key Prater, son of Daniel Prater and R. C. (?), on 18 November 1884 at Newton, Mississippi.1 Sarah Elizabeth Williams died on 30 March 1903 at age 48. She was buried after 30 March 1903 at Willow Hole Cemetery, North Zulch, Madison, Texas.
     She was listed in John Wesley Williams's household on the 1860 Census at Lauderdale, Mississippi.2 Sarah Elizabeth Williams was listed in Sarah A. Finley's household on the 1870 Census at Township 7, Lauderdale, Mississippi.3 As of 18 November 1884,her married name was Prater. Sarah Elizabeth Williams had 3 with 3 living in 1900 (one of the children is actually stepchild Maybelle) children. She was listed as wife in Tandy Key Prater's household on the 1900 Census at Precinct #7, Grimes, Texas.4
Father*John Wesley Williams b. 1820, d. b 1870
Mother*Sarah A. Finley b. c 1827, d. a 1880

Children of Sarah Elizabeth Williams and Tandy Key Prater

Citations

  1. [S347] Mississippi, Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, page 192.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 85. Dwelling 585.
  4. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 253, 254. ED26.

Tandy Key Prater

M, b. 14 August 1837, d. 29 June 1905
     Tandy Key Prater was born on 14 August 1837 at Alabama also reported as July 1835. He was the son of Daniel Prater and R. C. (?). Tandy Key Prater married Francis Elizabeth Stephens in December 1879 at Alabama. Tandy Key Prater married Sarah Elizabeth Williams, daughter of John Wesley Williams and Sarah A. Finley, on 18 November 1884 at Newton, Mississippi.1 Tandy Key Prater died on 29 June 1905 at age 67 also reported as 1904. He was buried after 29 June 1905 at Willow Hole Cemetery, North Zulch, Madison, Texas.
     Tandy Key Prater was also known as Laudy. He purchased land at Bexar/Nolan, Texas, Acres: 160; District: Bexar; County: Nolan; File: 6017; Class: Bex. Pre. Tandy Key Prater was also known as Pratter. Tandy Key Prater was also known as T. K. He was referenced on Daniel Prater's household in the 1840 Census at Dallas, Alabama; Dwelling 1200; household includes 4 male children (2 age 10-15, 1 age 5-10, 1 below age 5) and 3 female children (1 age 15-20, 1 age 5-10, 1 below age 5). Tandy Key Prater was listed in Daniel Prater's household on the 1850 Census at Bogue Chitto, Dallas, Alabama. Listed as Laudy R.2 Tandy Key Prater was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Precinct 3, Taylor, Texas.3 In 1881 Tandy and Maybelle moved close to Chunky, Newton County, Mississippi (near Meridian, Lauderdale County, MS) after Frances' death. Frances died 6-9 months after Maybelle was born. On 20 December 1882 at The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana, T K Prater and child, from Sweetwater, Texas, arrived at the City Hotel.
T K Prater and child, from Sweetwater, Texas, arrived at the City Hotel - 20 Dec 1882
He was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Precinct #7, Grimes, Texas.4
Father*Daniel Prater b. 1797, d. a 1850
Mother*R. C. (?) b. c 1806, d. a 1850

Child of Tandy Key Prater and Francis Elizabeth Stephens

Children of Tandy Key Prater and Sarah Elizabeth Williams

Citations

  1. [S347] Mississippi, Mississippi Marriages, 1776-1935.
  2. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Stamp 277. Dwelling 669. http://www.trackingyourroots.com/data/1850dallas.htm
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1328. Page 283D. ED189.
  4. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 253, 254. ED26.

Luther Bascom Prater

M, b. 21 December 1889, d. 14 September 1919
     Luther Bascom Prater was born on 21 December 1889 at Mississippi also reported as Dec 1885. He was the son of Tandy Key Prater and Sarah Elizabeth Williams. Luther Bascom Prater married Olive Saunders, daughter of John F. Sanders and Mary A. Mobley, circa 1906. Luther Bascom Prater died on 14 September 1919 at Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas, at age 29 L. B. Prater, Corpus Christi policeman, helps many before drowning in the storm.
L B Prater listed as deceased during Corpus Christi tsunami - 19 Sep 1919
L. B. Prater, Corpus Christi policeman, helps may before drowning in the storm - 15 Oct 1919 - The Eagle (Bryan, Texas)
He was buried after 14 September 1919 at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas.
     Luther Bascom Prater was also known as L. B. He was listed as a son in Tandy Key Prater's household on the 1900 Census at Precinct #7, Grimes, Texas.1 Luther Bascom Prater was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at 3rd Ward, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas.2 He was a streetcar motorman in 1918. On 12 September 1918 at World War I Draft Registration, Nueces, Texas. On 17 September 1919 Patrolman (L. B.) Prater lost his life while attemping to save Henry Spiker and twenty-six other persons who were in his home when it was carried away by the tide. All of these twenty-six are still missing - The New York Times.
Father*Tandy Key Prater b. 14 Aug 1837, d. 29 Jun 1905
Mother*Sarah Elizabeth Williams b. 5 Apr 1854, d. 30 Mar 1903

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 253, 254. ED26.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Roll: 1582 Part: 1 Page: 42A. Document missing from Ancestry.com, but included in 1910 index. ED99 has 3rd Ward up to page 41B (Sheet 17B). ED100 starts with 3rd Ward page 43B (Sheet 3A).

Olive Saunders

F, b. 11 October 1890, d. September 1978
     Olive Saunders was born on 11 October 1890 at Texas. She was the daughter of John F. Sanders and Mary A. Mobley. Olive Saunders married Luther Bascom Prater, son of Tandy Key Prater and Sarah Elizabeth Williams, circa 1906. Olive Saunders died in September 1978 at age 87.
     Olive Saunders was also known as Sanders. She obtained US Social Security Card at Texas; last residence Dallas, Dallas, Texas. She was listed as a daughter in John F. Sanders's household on the 1900 Census at Precinct #7, Grimes, Texas.1 As of circa 1906,her married name was Prater. Olive Saunders had zero in 1910 children. She was listed as wife in Luther Bascom Prater's household on the 1910 Census at 3rd Ward, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas.2 As of before May 1971,her married name was Brooks.
Father*John F. Sanders b. Dec 1868, d. a Mar 1920
Mother*Mary A. Mobley b. Sep 1871, d. a Mar 1920

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED26. Dwelling 152.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Roll: 1582 Part: 1 Page: 42A. Document missing from Ancestry.com, but included in 1910 index. ED99 has 3rd Ward up to page 41B (Sheet 17B). ED100 starts with 3rd Ward page 43B (Sheet 3A).

Edgar Prater Mercer

M, b. 30 June 1914, d. 8 March 1965
Edgar Mercer Feb 1942
Edgar Mercer 1934
Edgar Prater Mercer circa 1953
     Edgar Prater Mercer was born on 30 June 1914 at Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas. He was the son of John Daniel Prater and Leith H. Spyker. Edgar Prater Mercer married Dorothy Jane Dieman, daughter of Charles William Dieman and Christina Dorothy Huenger, on 16 September 1950 at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
Dorothy Dieman - Edgar P. Mercer engagement announcement 30 Aug 1950
Madison Wisconsin State Journal September 17, 1950 - Dorothy Dieman - Edgar P. Mercer wedding announcement
Edgar Prater Mercer died on 8 March 1965 at Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, at age 50 Edgar Prater Mercer obituary.
Madison Wisconsin State Journal March 9, 1965 - Edgar Prater Mercer obituary
He was buried after 8 March 1965 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Allouez, Brown, Wisconsin.
     Edgar and Dorothy Dieman Mercer circa 1953.
Edgar and Dorothy Dieman Mercer circa 1953
As reported from granddaughter, Peggy Mercer, 7/1998: "Fred and Bertha Mercer adopted Edgar Prater, son of Fred's cousin Leith Spyker Prater."
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As reported from granddaughter, Peggy Mercer, 7/1998:
"John, Leith and Bernard died in 1919 in a hurricane in Corpus Christi; John is described in one newspaper account as "patrolman" Prater, who died trying to save his family and Henry Spyker; it says there were 26 people at their home trying to be saved! Edgar was adopted by Fred & Bertha Mercer in Spring Green. (Ed is my father)."
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Tanner Family History: "An adopted son, Edgar Prater Mercer, grew up in this family" (Fred W. Mercer and Bertha Prieskorn)
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Handwritten comments by John Niemann Jr (Naomi Mercer's husband) in the Tanner Family History:
"Edgar's mother was a sister of Louisa Jane Spyker".
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Victoria Niemann Friede recalls Edgar Mercer as "Uncle Jiggs" which is what he was called when she was a child. Edgar Prater Mercer was also known as John Prater Jr. In the 1920 Census, Fred Mercer has a second cousin living with him, John Prater, age 5. Fred and Bertha later adopt him and named him Edgar Prater Mercer. He was a at journalist for The Wisconsin State Journal. Edgar Prater Mercer also went by the name of Uncle Jiggs. On 16 September 1919 The known missing after the 14 Sept 1919 hurricane include: Henry Spiker, his wife, a married daughter (Leith Prater) and her two children (Bernard and Edgar) - The Eagle (Bryan, Texas). He was listed as a John Prater - Second Cousin - in Fred Wallace Mercer's household on the 1920 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.1 Edgar Prater Mercer was adopted after 1920 at death of parents in hurricane; Tanner Family History: "An adopted son, Edgar Prater Mercer, grew up in this family" (Fred W. Mercer and Bertha Prieskorn)
As reported from granddaughter, Peggy Mercer, 7/1998: "Fred and Bertha Mercer adopted Edgar Prater, son of Fred's cousin Leith Spyker Prater." He was listed as an adopted son in Fred Wallace Mercer's household on the 1930 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin; Living next door to Carl Mercer.2 In 1934 photo of Fred, Bertha, Naomi and adopted son Edgar Mercer. On 25 May 1939 Edgar Mercer U of W journalism school - newspaper advertising project.
Edgar Mercer U of W journalism school - newspaper advertising project 25 May 1939
Edgar Prater Mercer was a magazine editor for coat trade journal in 1940. He was listed as a lodger living with Hedwig Evers on the 1940 Census at New York, New York, New York; residence in 1935 Madison, Wisconsin.3 On 30 November 1941 at Sauk, Wisconsin, Fred and Bertha (Prieskorn) Mercer 30th wedding annivesary surprise party. He obtained US Social Security Card at 399-05-3919 in at Wisconsin, before 1951; last residence not specified. He was listed as a beneficiary in Lillian E. Prieskorn's will on 4 August 1954; Mrs Lillian Breitzke estate value after death.
Father*John Daniel Prater b. 16 Feb 1890, d. 20 Oct 1918
Mother*Leith H. Spyker b. Oct 1895, d. 14 Sep 1919
Adoptive fatherFred Wallace Mercer b. 12 Oct 1875, d. 22 Mar 1942
Adoptive motherBertha Henrietta Louise Prieskorn b. 23 Sep 1880, d. 19 Nov 1951

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED178. Sheet 5A. Stamp 228A line 12 Farm 83,84.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED56-34. Dwelling 5.
  3. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: New York, New York, New York; Roll: T627_2649; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 31-1063.

Bernard Prater

M, b. after 1910, d. 14 September 1919
     Bernard Prater was born after 1910. He was the son of John Daniel Prater and Leith H. Spyker. Bernard Prater was buried in 1919 at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Corpus Christi, Nueces, Texas. He died on 14 September 1919 at hurricane, Corpus Christi, Texas. He was buried after 14 September 1919 at Bedias Cemetery, Bedias, Grimes, Texas, marked grave has not been found.
     Bernard Prater was also known as Nardie. On 16 September 1919 The known missing after the 14 Sept 1919 hurricane include: Henry Spiker, his wife, a married daughter (Leith Prater) and her two children (Bernard and Edgar) - The Eagle (Bryan, Texas). On 17 September 1959 Forty Years Ago - Storm visits Corpus Christi, Texas, and Mrs. Henry Spyker, her daughter, Mrs. Leith Prater and the latter's little son were drown. Mrs. Spyker was a former resident of Ithaca.
Father*John Daniel Prater b. 16 Feb 1890, d. 20 Oct 1918
Mother*Leith H. Spyker b. Oct 1895, d. 14 Sep 1919

Maybelle Prater

F, b. 1 June 1880, d. 7 March 1958
     Maybelle Prater was born on 1 June 1880 at Sweetwater, Nolan, Texas, also reported as 1 June 1881. She was the daughter of Tandy Key Prater and Francis Elizabeth Stephens. Maybelle Prater married Edwin Vernon, son of John Vernon and Nancy Harriett Diserens, on 12 February 1902 at Madison, Texas. Maybelle Prater died on 7 March 1958 at Brenham, Washington, Texas, at age 77. She was buried after 7 March 1958 at Willow Hole Cemetery, Madison, Texas.
     Maybelle Prater was also known as May Belle. She had mother of 12 children. She was listed as a daughter in Tandy Key Prater's household on the 1880 Census at Precinct 3, Taylor, Texas.1 In 1881 Tandy and Maybelle moved close to Chunky, Newton County, Mississippi (near Meridian, Lauderdale County, MS) after Frances' death. Frances died 6-9 months after Maybelle was born. On 20 December 1882 at The Times-Picayune, New Orleans, Louisiana, T K Prater and child, from Sweetwater, Texas, arrived at the City Hotel.
T K Prater and child, from Sweetwater, Texas, arrived at the City Hotel - 20 Dec 1882
Maybelle Prater was listed as a daughter in Tandy Key Prater's household on the 1900 Census at Precinct #7, Grimes, Texas.2 As of 12 February 1902,her married name was Vernon. Maybelle Prater had 5 with 4 living in 1910 children. She was listed as wife in Edwin Vernon's household on the 1910 Census at Precinct 4, Madison, Texas.3 Maybelle Prater was listed as wife in Edwin Vernon's household on the 1920 Census at Precinct 4, Madison, Texas.4 Maybelle Prater was listed as wife in Edwin Vernon's household on the 1930 Census at El Campo, Wharton, Texas.5 Maybelle Prater was listed as wife in Edwin Vernon's household on the 1940 Census at Madison, Texas; living next door to son E. Lee Vernon.6
Father*Tandy Key Prater b. 14 Aug 1837, d. 29 Jun 1905
Mother*Francis Elizabeth Stephens b. 1862, d. 1 Jun 1881

Children of Maybelle Prater and Edwin Vernon

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1328. Page 283D. ED189.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 253, 254. ED26.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED143. Dwelling 46. Series: T624 Roll: 1576 Part: 2 Page: 119A.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED109. Dwelling 141.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED241-12. Dwelling 206.
  6. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: , Madison, Texas; Roll: T627_4102; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 157-13.

Lucy A. Keifer

F, b. July 1843, d. 1923
     Lucy A. Keifer was born in July 1843 at Ohio. She was the daughter of George Keifer and Mary Magdalene Sower. Lucy A. Keifer married Oliver Perry Rawson on 28 February 1867 at Noble, Indiana. Lucy A. Keifer died in 1923.
     Lucy A. Keifer was also known as Kiefer. Lucy A. Keifer was also known as Louisa. She was listed as a daughter in George Keifer's household on the 1850 Census at Woodberry, Morrow, Ohio.1 Lucy A. Keifer was listed in George Keifer's household on the 1860 Census at Orange, Noble, Indiana.2 As of 28 February 1867,her married name was Rawson. Lucy A. Keifer was listed in Oliver Perry Rawson's household on the 1870 Census at Orange, Noble, Indiana.3 Lucy A. Keifer was listed as wife in Oliver Perry Rawson's household on the 1880 Census at Orange, Noble, Indiana.4 Lucy A. Keifer had 4 with 3 living in 1900 children. She was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Orange, Noble, Indiana.5 She had 4 with 3 living in 1910 children. She was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Orange, Noble, Indiana.6 She was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Orange, Noble, Indiana.7
Father*George Keifer b. 24 May 1815, d. 18 Nov 1898
Mother*Mary Magdalene Sower b. 19 Jan 1819, d. 22 Dec 1908

Children of Lucy A. Keifer and Oliver Perry Rawson

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Sheet 871. Stamp 434. Dwelling 1179.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 120. Dwelling 874.
  3. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Orange, Noble, Indiana; Roll: M593_347; Page: 218A; Image: 441; Family History Library Film: 545846.
  4. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Orange, Noble, Indiana; Roll: 301; Family History Film: 1254301; Page: 351B; Enumeration District: 66; Image: 0701.
  5. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Orange, Noble, Indiana; Roll: T623_395; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 88.
  6. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Orange, Noble, Indiana; Roll: T624_372; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0115; Image: 1121; FHL Number: 1374385.
  7. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Orange, Noble, Indiana; Roll: T625_459; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 140; Image: 201.

Mary Sophia Keifer

F, b. 2 July 1847, d. 10 February 1938
     Mary Sophia Keifer was born on 2 July 1847 at Morrow, Ohio. She was the daughter of George Keifer and Mary Magdalene Sower. Mary Sophia Keifer married Daniel L. Sower on 2 July 1868. Mary Sophia Keifer died on 10 February 1938 at age 90 Sower Mary S, 91, pioneer settler of this section and one of the oldest continuous residents of Noble County, died Feb. 10 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. C. Jackson, 4 miles west of Kendallville on R. 6. She was born in Morrow County, Ohio, July 2, 1847, and came to Orange Twp with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Keifer, in 1853. The family settled in a log cabin on a farm a few rods from the house in which she died. On July 2, 1868 she married Daniel L. Sower, who for years was a farmer of this county. He died June 30, 1925. Surviving are the daughter; a son, Harry of near Rome City; 6 grandsons and one great-granddaughter. Funeral at Center Chapel Saturday. Burial, Orange Cemetery.
     Mary Sophia Keifer was also known as Kiefer. Mary Sophia Keifer was also known as Sophia. She was listed as a daughter in George Keifer's household on the 1850 Census at Woodberry, Morrow, Ohio.1 Mary Sophia Keifer was listed in George Keifer's household on the 1860 Census at Orange, Noble, Indiana.2 As of 2 July 1868,her married name was Sower. Mary Sophia Keifer had 2 with 2 living in 1900 children.
Father*George Keifer b. 24 May 1815, d. 18 Nov 1898
Mother*Mary Magdalene Sower b. 19 Jan 1819, d. 22 Dec 1908

Children of Mary Sophia Keifer and Daniel L. Sower

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Sheet 871. Stamp 434. Dwelling 1179.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 120. Dwelling 874.

Samuel Pennell

M, b. circa 1727
     Samuel Pennell was born circa 1727 at Middleton, Dauphin, Pennsylvania. He was the son of William Pennell and Mary Mercer.
Father*William Pennell b. 11 Aug 1681, d. 1757
Mother*Mary Mercer b. 1689, d. 1768

Phoebe Pennell

F, b. 7 June 1719
     Phoebe Pennell was born on 7 June 1719 at Middletown Twp, Chester, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of William Pennell and Mary Mercer.
Father*William Pennell b. 11 Aug 1681, d. 1757
Mother*Mary Mercer b. 1689, d. 1768

James Pennell

M, b. 21 June 1717
     James Pennell was born on 21 June 1717 at Middletown Twp, Chester, Pennsylvania. He was the son of William Pennell and Mary Mercer.
Father*William Pennell b. 11 Aug 1681, d. 1757
Mother*Mary Mercer b. 1689, d. 1768

Hannah Pennell

F, b. 9 July 1714
     Hannah Pennell was born on 9 July 1714 at Middletown Twp, Chester, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of William Pennell and Mary Mercer.
Father*William Pennell b. 11 Aug 1681, d. 1757
Mother*Mary Mercer b. 1689, d. 1768

Thomas Pennell

M, b. 3 September 1712, d. 14 February 1745
     Thomas Pennell was born on 3 September 1712 at Middletown Twp, Chester, Pennsylvania. He was the son of William Pennell and Mary Mercer. Thomas Pennell died on 14 February 1745 at age 32.
Father*William Pennell b. 11 Aug 1681, d. 1757
Mother*Mary Mercer b. 1689, d. 1768

Robert Pennell

M, b. 16 September 1723
     Robert Pennell was born on 16 September 1723 at Middletown Twp, Chester, Pennsylvania. He was the son of William Pennell and Mary Mercer.
Father*William Pennell b. 11 Aug 1681, d. 1757
Mother*Mary Mercer b. 1689, d. 1768

Ann Edge Pennell

F, b. 26 November 1721
     Ann Edge Pennell was born on 26 November 1721 at Chester, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of William Pennell and Mary Mercer.
Father*William Pennell b. 11 Aug 1681, d. 1757
Mother*Mary Mercer b. 1689, d. 1768