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Genealogical Gleanings 1 - Morgan Street 1900

One section of Morgan Street in Knightstown in June of 1900 was home to men of a variety of occupations.

Virginia-born William Tipton, 44, was one of three carpenters living on Morgan St. in 1900. William, along with his wife of 25 years, the former Emma Pitts, age 41, lived there with their five sons Roy, Joseph, Guy, Carl, and Glen. Living next to William were, assumedly, his mother Rebecca Tipton, a widow, and his brother Albert Tipton. Albert, 35, also gives his birthplace as Virginia and his occupation as a carpenter.

Following the Tipton families lived A. Walters, his wife Fanny with their children, Alva, Carl, Ruby, Freemont, and Thomas. Mr. Walters, 37, lists his occupation as a day laborer. Everyone in the family was born in Indiana.

Ohio-born Joseph McConnell, 54, also lists his occupation as a day laborer. Mr. McConnell makes his home on Morgan St. with his wife, the former Louisa Hunt, who he married in Henry Co. in 1871. Mrs. McConnell was born in Indiana in 1842.

Their neighbor, James Rounds, a printer, was born in Indiana in 1867. In 1895, Mr. Rounds married, in Henry Co., Mary Welborn, a 27-year old New York native. Here they make their home with their infant daughter Dora. Next door lived Mary's parents, Joshua and Margaret Welborn. Mr. Welborn, a day laborer, was born in Indiana in 1838. His wife of 30 years was born in New York in 1845. Their son, Roy Welborn, 25, lives with them, giving his occupation as a cigar maker.

Following were Harvey, 31, and Bessie (Bouslog) Johnson, 22, who were married in Henry Co. in 1898. Both were born in Indiana. Harvey is also a carpenter.

Living nearby is Sarah Davis, widow of James Davis and mother of five children. Mrs. Davis, 75, was born in Ohio. Next to Mrs. Davis was the home of her daughter Della, 32, and her husband Edwin "Eddie" Holland, age 34. Mr. Holland, an Indiana-native, is a salesman. The Holland's were married in Henry Co. in 1890. A daughter, Marie, age 13, apparently from a previous marriage lives with them as well as a housekeeper, Nellie Glenn. Ms. Glenn was born in Indiana in 1879.

Another daughter of Mrs. Davis, also lives nearby on Morgan St. with her husband, John B. Criss, a physician. Dr. Criss married Medora Davis in 1880 in Henry Co. Dr. Criss, 56, and Medora, 46, were both born in Indiana and have no children.

Indiana natives William and Harriet Woods, both born in 1856, make their home nearby with their three children John, Bessie, and Russell. Mr. Woods is an insurance agent. The Wood's will celebrate their 25th anniversary in 1901.

A bookkeeper, John Weaver, 46, makes his home nearby with his 43-year old wife, the former Flora McDougal, who he married in Henry Co. in 1877. They have three children still living at home: Grace, Paul, and Earl. Everyone in the family was born in Indiana.

Finally, in this part of Morgan St., lived John Wysong, age 46, with his wife Emeline,age 43. The Wysong's, both born in Ohio, have been married for 47 years and are the parents of four children. Only their 24-year old daughter, Ada, still lives at home.

 

 

Genealogical Gleanings  - Lincoln Street 1900

In a follow-up to last week's column, it was stated the information was obtained about one section of Morgan Street. After reviewing the entire 1900 Census for Knightstown, no other listings for Morgan Street were found. Those persons listed last week apparently were made up all of Morgan Street.

The family of Joseph M. Heaton was one of four families listed as living on Lincoln Street in Knightstown in June of 1900. Mr. Heaton, a day laborer, was born in Indiana in 1855. He married the former Amanda Hamilton in Henry County in 1876. Mrs. Heaton was also born in Indiana in the year 1856. They are the parents of seven children, only five are still living in 1900, and include Orville, Roy, Lovina, Edith, and Emery, all Indiana-born and living at home.

Another day laborer, Loren Y. Newby, born in Indiana in 1852, lives nearby with his wife and 18-year son Yurney. In 1877, Mr. Newby married the former Mary Florence Evans in Henry County. Mrs. Newby was born in Indiana in 1860. The Newby's have another child who is not living at home.

Also living on Lincoln Street is the family of William Reiser. Mr. Reiser, a bartender, was born in Indiana in 1858 and married the former Dora Goldman, who was born in Indiana in 1860, in Wayne County in 1880. They have four children, namely Ralph, Harry, Earl and Blanch who are all living at home. The oldest at 17, Ralph is now out of school and works as a day laborer.

The last family listed as living on this street in 1900 is that of George James. The 46-year old Indiana native, Mr. James is employed as an engineer at the saw mill. In 1877, he married the former Anna Bell in Henry County. Mrs. James was born in North Carolina in 1858. A daughter, Alice, and a son, Roy, are living at home.

 

 

Genealogical Gleanings 3 - Warrick Steet 1900

Thirteen families made their homes on Warrick Street in June 1900. The Walls family, all born in Indiana, was one of those families. William F. Walls, age 38, and his wife Josie lived here with their children Harvey, Mary and Otto. William married his wife, the former Josephine E. Benbow, in Henry County in 1881. William and his son Harvey are both employed as day laborers.

Sixty-one year old North Carolina native Thomas Howren, a farmer, lives nearby with his wife, the former Mary Berry, who he married in 1889. Living with them is their son 17-year old son Fred. Both Mrs. Howren, 47, and son Fred were born in Indiana.

Another farmer, William Perry McBride, and his family also live on Warrick Street. In 1868, Mr. McBride married the former Clarisa Kirkpatrick in Henry County. Both Indiana natives, Mr. McBride, 54, and his wife, age 48, have three children with two, Gertrude and John, still at home.

Pennsylvania-born Henry Burk, a meat dealer, lives nearby. Mr. Burk was married in 1854 in Henry County to the former Eliza Conklin, an Indiana native. Both Mr. and Mrs. Burk are 67 years old and are the parents of ten children, though only eight are still living. Their daughter Florence and son Frank still live at home. One of the few women living in Knightstown at the time who declares an occupation, Florence, age 22, is a saleswoman. Her brother Frank, age 35, is a railroad agent.

Neighbors Albert and Sarah Ann (Swiggett) Catt, both born in Indiana, were married in Henry County in 1889. They are the parents of four children, but only one child, 7-year old son Clarence, is still living in 1900. Albert works as a day laborer.

Nearby is the Bicknell family. David "Wisely" Bicknell, 52, and his wife, the former Carrie Green, age 35, make their home on Warrick Street with their five children, Charles, Grace, Rosa, Florence, and Willis. Everyone in the family was born in Indiana. Mr. Bicknell, a day laborer, married his wife in Henry County in 1881.

The Kriner family, all born in Indiana, follows. James and Anna (Kerr) Kriner are the parents of three sons, David, Willie, and Albert, and three daughters, Jessie, Flossie, and Ruby. Mr. Kriner, who was born in 1857, married his wife in 1881 in Henry County. Mrs. Kriner was born in 1860. Mr. Kriner is employed as a teamster and his oldest son David works as a day laborer.

Ohio-born John W. Back, age 35, and his wife of 9 years, Dola, age 33, live nearby.

Also living on Warrick Street in 1900 is 75-year old harness maker John McGraw and his wife, both Indiana natives. Mr. McGraw married the former Mary E. Ramsey in 1855 in Henry County and are the parents of two children, both still living. Mrs. McGraw was born in 1837. Living as a boarder with the McGraw's is widow Fanny Kirkpatrick, 48, also born in Indiana. Mrs. Kirkpatrick was the mother of four children, all deceased.

Charles M. Butler and his wife of 43 years, Mariam, live nearby. Mr. Butler, a lawyer, was born in Indiana in 1837 and his wife was born in 1833, also in Indiana. They are parents of six children, only three of which are still living. Their daughter, Cora, age 39, lives with them as well as Charles' unmarried sister Malissa, age 61.

Raymond Furgeson and his wife of 8 years, Katie, make their home close by with their daughters Ruth and Ester. Raymond, age 27, gives his occupation as an operator. He was born in Indiana as was his wife, in 1871, and his daughters.

Lastly on Warrick Street lives teamster Lewis Hunt, age 26, and his wife of two years, Alice, age 23. Both Mr. and Mrs. Hunt were born in Indiana and do not yet have any children.

 

 

Genealogical Gleanings 4 - Carey Steet 1900

Genealogical Gleanings has been missing for a while. This column continues with the families listed in the 1900 Henry County Census of Knightstown.

Just six families apparently made up the Knightstown neighborhood of Carey Street in the year 1900. Widow Julia Holloway and her son Perry Holloway are listed as the first household on the street. Mrs. Holloway, a mother of four children all still living in 1900, was born in Indiana in September 1825. Perry, born in Indiana in October 1847, gives his occupation as a bookkeeper.

Living nearby is day laborer William W. Kinder who was born in Indiana in Oct. 1846. On Oct. 24, 1878 he married Mary J. Cleaver in Henry County. Mrs. Kinder was born in Ohio in September 1849. Their only child, Samuel, who was born in December 1879, lives with them as well as Mary’s brother, John Cleaver. John was born in Indiana in December 1864 and also works as a day laborer.

Teamster Charles Newby and his wife Ida are enumerated next. Mr. Newby was born in Indiana in October 1868 and has been married for eight years. Mrs. Newby was born in Indiana in November 1873. Two daughters - Fern, born July 1892, and Gertrude, born August 1894 – are living with them in 1900. Married about 1891 and without children are neighbors Henry McMullen and his wife Millie. Henry, an engineer at the saw mill, was born in Indiana in November 1867. Millie was also born in Indiana in October 1869.

Virginia-born Frank C. Painter, a day laborer, follows. Mr. Painter was born in March 1875 and married Eva C. Cole just the year before in Henry County. Mrs. Painter was born in Indiana in October 1878. They do not have any children at this date.

The final residents enumerated as living on Carey Street in 1900 were North Carolina natives Joseph W. Heathcoe and his wife Elizabeth. Mr. Heathcoe, also a day laborer, was born in March 1833 and Mrs. Heathcoe was born in December 1839. Three of their four children are still living, but no longer at home.

 

 

Genealogical Gleanings 5 - Brown Stret 1900

This column continues with the families listed in the 1900 Henry County Census of Knightstown.  A total of 37 residences of Brown Street in Knightstown are listed in the 1900 Henry County census. The following details the first nine households shown as living on Brown Street.

One of the few black families listed as living in Knightstown in 1900 was the family of Henry Lewis. Mr. Lewis was born in Indiana in March 1844 and about 1871 married his wife Lidia, who was born in Missouri in March 1843. Living with them are their only two surviving children, Mary, born November 1875, and Faye, born January 1893.

Following the Lewis family is the widow John P. Rhodes. Mr. Rhodes was born in Ohio in April 1842. His children Riley (born March 1879), Frank (born June 1880), Ralph (born April 1883), and Maude (born July 1884) are still living at home. Mr. Rhodes is a teamster and his three sons are all working as day laborers.

Samuel Pritchard and family are enumerated next. Samuel was born in Indiana in October 1865 and works as a contractor at the gas well. On March 11, 1886 he married Leora Emma Montigue in Henry Co. She was born in Indiana August 1866. They are the parents of three children, but only two still survive – Florence, born July 1887, and Harry, born April 1889.

Pennsylvania native William Palemer follows. William was born in June 1858 and works as a day laborer. His wife Anna of 15 years was also born in Pennsylvania in June 1866. They are the parents of three children with only two still living. Their daughters’ names are difficult to read. However, they were born in Ohio – one in January 1886 and the other in April 1888.

James David, also a day laborer, is listed next. Mr. James is a Hoosier native, born March 1847 and has been married for 30 years to his wife, Lucia, who was born July 1849 in Indiana. They have two children, Harold, born January 1884, and Edina, born April 1887.

Laurence and Anna Cunningham live nearby. Laurence, a carpenter, was born in Ohio in June 1851 and Anna was born in Indiana in October 1860. They’ve been married for 12 years and are the parents of five daughters – Edina (born May 1888), Gladis (born June 1889), Bernis (born August 1891), Leora? (born March 1896), and Mary (born May 1898).

Mary Carey, a widow, lives next. Mrs. Carey was born in Virginia in 1825. Her son Charles Carey lives with her, along with his wife of two years, Leoni, and their infant daughter, Margorie who was born in September 1899. Charles, an engineer at the saw mill, was born in Indiana in September 1869 and his wife was born in Indiana in June 1879.

Lydia Reiser, a widow, is enumerated next. Mrs. Reiser was born November 1838 in Ohio. Her niece, Hazel Holland, lives with her. Ms. Holland was born in Indiana in March 1888.

The family of Indiana natives Elmer and Rachel Dille follows.  Mr. Dille, a groceryman, was born in February 1861 and his wife of ten years was born in February 1867. They are the parents of five children, but only three are still living – Ruby, born January 1891, Gladus, born February 1892, and Hester, born August 1898.

 

 

Genealogical Gleanings 6 – Brown Street 1900 continued

This column continues with the families listed in the 1900 Henry County Census of Knightstown. Nine of the 37 residences on Brown Street in Knightstown were detailed in last week’s column. This week’s column continues with information on more Brown Street families in the year 1900.

After the Dille family lives seventy-one year old Malinda (Garten) Addison, a widow of William Addison who she married in Rush County on December 6, 1846. Mrs. Addison was born in December 1828 in Indiana. Living with her is her grandson Earnest Addison. He was born in Indiana in September 1870.

Another Addison family lives next. Millard Addison, the son of John Addison and Huldah Hill, lives with his wife, the former Martha McConnell who he married in Shelby County on March 13, 1887. Millard was born October 1856, probably in Rush County, and Martha was born February 1865 in Indiana. They are the parents of three children, with only two still surviving – Mable, born September 1887, and Myron, born June 1892.

Enumerated next is widow, Catherine Smith, who was born in Indiana January 1838. Living with her is her daughter Lillie and her husband Oliver Boren, who were married in Henry County on May 30, 1895. Mr. Boren was born in Indiana February 1862 and his wife was born in December 1869.

The family of Cyrus Armstrong follows. Mr. Armstrong, a day laborer, was born in Ohio December 1843. On October 11, 1870 in Henry County, he married Emma C. Brosius, who was born in Maryland November 1850. They are the parents of eight children, but only seven still survive. Six of their children still live at home – Al (born March 1874), Charles (born May 1876), Willie (born February 1880), Clarence (born April 1882), Pearl (born March 1884), and Clara (born July 1886). Also living with them is their daughter Rosa and her husband Nathaniel Johnson. Mr. Johnson, also a day laborer, was born in Indiana November 1861 and on May 23, 1899 in Marion County he married Rosa, who was born in May 1871.

Ohio native Virginia Park lives next. Mrs. Park, a widow, was born in February 1814 and is the mother of six children with only four still living. She is living alone.

Following is Nathan Hasket and his wife, the former Clementine Ross, who he married in Henry County on November 6, 1888. Mr. Hasket, who was born in Indiana in April 1841, works as a carpenter. Mrs. Hasket was born in Indiana in April 1845. They have no children together, though Nathan is listed as living in Knightstown in 1880 with his first wife, Malissa Brock, who he married in Hancock County on August 11, 1867, and their ten-year old daughter Amanda. In the 1880 census, his occupation was a saloon keeper.

Another Ohio native, Josiah Florea follows. Mr. Florea, a farmer, was born in October 1823. On February 26, 1846 in Rush County he married Martha Price, who was born in Indiana March 1829. They are the parents of eleven children with just eight still living, though none are still at home.

Living next is Indiana native Shepard Bowman, a carpenter. Mr. Bowman was born in November 1838. On May 13, 1874 in Wayne County he married Jennie Goodnoe, who was born in Ohio November 1841. Together they had four children, though only two still survive. Their son Fred, who was born in April 1880, still lives at home.

 

 

Genealogical Gleanings 7 – Brown Street 1900 ontinued

Eighteen of the 37 residences on Brown Street in Knightstown were detailed in columns the previous two weeks. This week’s column continues with information on more Brown Street families in the year 1900.

Following the Bowman family (detailed in last week’s column) lives S. L. Ahaus and his wife of 38 years, Mary P. Ahaus. Mr. Ahaus was born in Kentucky in June 1835 and Mrs. Ahaus was born in Indiana in March 1844. They are the parents of seven children, though only six are still living. Still at home is their son Henry, a day laborer who was born Feb. 1862 in Illinois; son John C., also a day laborer who was born Nov. 1880 in Kentucky; a granddaughter, Anna, who was born July 1894 in Indiana and a grandson, Joseph F., who was born Nov. 1895, also in Indiana.

Ohio-native Charles S. Wallace and family are enumerated next. Mr. Wallace, a blacksmith, was born in April 1852 and married the former Alice Tinney in Henry Co. on Oct. 19, 1876. Mrs. Wallace was born Jan. 1853 in Indiana. They are the parents of two children, Wayne (born Nov. 1877) and Ada (born Dec. 1886), who are both still living at home.

Hannah Gray, widow of William Gray, lives next with her stepson Thomas Gray and her son D. Roy Branson. The former Mrs. Hannah Branson married Mr. Gray in Henry Co. on Feb. 28, 1865. Thomas, a fire insurance agent, was born in Indiana Aug. 1859 and Roy, a traveling salesman, was born in Indiana Dec. 1862.

Mr. J. Fithian, a widow, follows. Mr. Fithian was born in Indiana Nov. 1830. Living with him is his son-in-law George Howell Swain, a painter, who was born in North Carolina Jan. 1832. Mr. Swain was remarried on Aug. 1, 1893 in Henry Co. to Ella Walling who also lives in the Fithian home. Living next door is Mr. Fithian’s son Charles and his wife. Charles, also a painter, was born in Indiana in Oct. 1854 and on Oct. 6, 1897 in Henry Co. he married the former Ada Charles, who was born in Indiana Apr. 1870.

Another Ohio native, John Girty, lives next. Mr. Girty, who has operated in a livery stable for more than twenty years, was born in Jan. 1842. On Oct. 18, 1864 in Hancock Co., he married the former Sarah Ann Schaffer, who was born in New York in March 1847. They are the parents of four children, though only son Charles (born Oct. 1874) and daughter Lyda Myrle (born May 1879) still live at home. Their daughter Minnie (born about 1865) married Edward McGraw in Hancock Co. on June 14, 1885 and another daughter, Rosalind (born about 1872) married Carey Taylor in Henry Co. on Oct. 25, 1897. Son Charles also works as a liveryman.

Following the Girty family is Joseph Macy, who was born in Indiana in Jan. 1860. Mr. Macy, a day laborer, married the former Cornelia J. Catt in Henry Co. on June 13, 1883. They are the parents of two children, but one child survives. Their son Morton was born in June 1886.

Another blacksmith, Harry Steele, lives next. Mr. Steele was born March 1856 in Indiana. On Mar. 21, 1878 in Henry County, he married the former Mary Bolen, who was born in Ireland in April 1854. Their two sons, Roy (born Apr. 1881), and Walter (born Feb. 1886) are both still at home.

Brick worker, Elmer Steiner, is enumerated next. Mr. Steiner was born Oct. 1861 in Indiana. On Oct. 9, 1885 in Henry County, he married the former Sarah E. Benjamin, a Hoosier native born in Feb. 1868. They have just one child, Harry, who was born in July 1886.

 

 

Genealogical Gleanings 8 – Brown Street 1900 cotinued

In the past three columns, 28 of the 37 residences on Brown Street in Knightstown were detailed. This week’s column continues with information on the remaining nine Brown Street households listed in the 1900 Census.

Henry Martin and family follow the Elmer Steiner family (detailed in last week’s column). Mr. Martin, a teamster, was born in Indiana in May 1842. On Oct. 9, 1874 in Hancock Co., Henry married the former Martha (or Mary) Eads who was also born in Indiana in Dec. 1854. They have two sons, both still at home – Ira Martin, born Feb. 1879, works as a printer, and Gerry Martin, born July 1886, is still in school. Mrs. Martin’s mother, Eliza, a widow, also lives with them. Eliza was born in North Carolina Aug. 1833, and remarried in Hancock Co. on Aug. 25, 1864 to Peter Richey.

Living next is Walter Weaver, who was born in Indiana in Apr. 1848. Mr. Weaver married the former Mary Haufler in Henry Co. on June 8, 1870. Mrs. Weaver was also born in Indiana in March 1848. (Her first name is shown as Mollie in the marriage record, but as Mary in the 1880 and 1900 Censuses.) The Weavers are the parents of three children, though only two are still living. In 1880, their daughters Stella and Lenna were living with them. Still at home in 1900 is their daughter Carey, born March 1884.

Following the Weavers lives the Edwards family. William Edwards, a farmer, was born in Indiana Apr. 1841 and married the former Elizabeth Wright on Mar. 24, 1864 in Henry Co. Elizabeth was born Mar. 1834, also in Indiana. They are the parents of three children but only two survive. Their daughter, Mattie (born Sept 1871), and her husband Harry Bell, a physician, live with them. The Belles have been married just one year. He was born in Indiana in Aug. 1870.

George and Rosa Steiner and their infant daughter live next. The Steiners were married in Henry Co. on May 24, 1899. Mr. Steiner, a blacksmith, was born Mar. 1864 and his wife, the former Rosa Johnson, was born June 1877, both in Indiana. Their daughter Margaret was born in May 1900.

Tennessee native Samuel Richardson is enumerated next. Mr. Richardson was born in April 1855 and also works as a blacksmith. On Apr. 10, 1879, he married the former Eliza Estell in Henry Co. Eliza was born in Indiana in May 1857. Living with them are their two surviving children, Russell (born June 1892) and Minnie (born Aug. 1894).

Following the Richardson family is Mary Powell, who lives alone. Ms. Powell was born in Indiana in June 1860.

Cora Pile, a widow, and her daughter Ola Pile follow. Mrs. Pile was born in Ohio in July 1848. Ola was born Indiana in March 1878 and works as a music teacher.

Another widow, Sarah P. Morrison, lives next. Mrs. Morrison was born in Indiana in Sept. 1834. According to the 1900 census, she has no children.

Finally, the last household enumerated on Brown Street in 1900 is the Holland family. Ottis Holland, a cooper, is an Ohio native born Nov. 1837. On Dec. 8, 1857, he married the former Martha Steele in Henry Co. Mrs. Holland was born in Indiana in Mar. 1834. They are the parents of six children, all living. Still at home is their daughter Della who was born in Mar. 1880. Della works at millinery.

Next week, information on the people living on Main Street in 1900 will begin. There were 54 residences enumerated on Main Street in that year as well as a list of those living at a Main Street hotel.

 

 

Genealogical Gleanings 9 – Main Street 1900

This week’s column begins outlining information on the residences of Main Street in Knightstown shown in the 1900 Census.

Jesse and Keziah Locke, both Hoosier natives, live in the first household listed on Main Street. Mr. Lock, an engineer, was born in Nov. 1839. On July 17, 1859 in Wayne County, he married the former Keziah Oxley who was born in May 1842. They are the parents of three children, all still living but no longer at home.

Following the Locke family is Welcome R. Holland, a widow. Mr. Holland, who lives alone, was born in Ohio in Oct. 1856 and works as a miller.

Eighty-three year old Ben Passage, also a widow, is listed next. Mr. Passage was born in New York in June 1816. On Oct. 15, 1844 in Perry County, he married Jacy Maria Niles, who died sometime between 1861 and 1880. Three of their four children are still living at home with their father - Mary (shown as Mollie in the 1880 Census) was born Nov. 1845; Charles, a widow, was born Feb. 1856 and works as a salesman; and Robert, a farmer, was born Mar. 1860. Charles’ son Elmer, who was born Nov. 1890, also lives in the home. The other child listed with the family in 1880 was David, who was born about 1858.

Ohio natives James and Abelia Powers are enumerated after the Passage family. Mr. Powers, a day laborer, was born in Sept. 1846 and his wife of 30 years was born in May 1855. They have no children.

William Beeman (or Beaman) follows. Mr. Beeman, a florist, was born in Ohio in July 1849 and married the former Mary Holloway in Henry Co. on Nov. 8, 1877. Mary was born in Indiana May 1856. They are the parents of three children, all daughters and still at home. They are Edda (shown as Rose E. in the 1880 Census) was born Mar. 1879; Ina, born Oct. 1880; and Bernis, born Nov. 1855.

Another florist is shown next. William Kongleman was born in Germany in June 1867 and his wife of nine years, Pearl, was born in Indiana Dec. 1867. They are the parents of two sons and a daughter: Olin, born Mar. 1891; Evert, born July 1893; and Iva, born Sept. 1895.

Living next is Mr. Bright O’Malia (likely misspelled on census), a widow and father of eight children, was born in Mar. 1839 in Ireland. This census shows three sons living with him but based on their ages, they are likely grandsons. All born in Indiana, they are – Frank (born Nov. 1886), Eddie (born Aug. 1888), and Roy (born Oct. 1891).

Roy Armstrong, a painter, is listed next. Mr. Armstrong was born Apr. 1873 in Indiana. On Dec. 6, 1891 he married the former Mollie Wysong in Henry Co. Mollie was born in Indiana in Jan. 1873. They are the parents of two children though only their son Paul (born June 1845) is still living.

North Carolina native John Brooks, an African-American, is enumerated next. Mr. Brooks, a barber, was born Aug. 1830 and his wife of 43 years (name is difficult to read) was born in Indiana Mar. 1835. They are the parents of nine children though only seven survive. Two sons, both born in Indiana and currently working as day laborers, are still living at home – Charles (born Apr. 1863) and Morton (born May 1872).

Next week’s column will continue with information on the households of Main Street in 1900.

 

 

Genealogical Gleanings 10 – Main Street 1900 continued

This week’s column continues with information on the residences of Main Street in Knightstown shown in the 1900 Census.

Following the Brooks family (detailed last week) are Frank and Carrie Steele. Mr. Steele was born May 1868 in Indiana and gives his occupation as a dealer in patient medicines. He married the former Carrie Hodson in Henry Co. on Feb. 7, 1894. She was born in Indiana April 1874. They have no children.

James O’Malley and family live next. Mr. O’Malley, a blacksmith, was born in Ohio in Nov. 1854. On Oct. 3, 1883 in Henry Co., he married Nellie Porter, who was born in Indiana Nov. 1852. Three sons are living at home – Charles (born June 1878), Emery (born Mar. 1882), and Paul (born Apr. 1889). Charles is also a blacksmith and Emery works as a clerk.

The Barker family, all born in Indiana, is enumerated next. A merchant, Edgar Barker (name shown as Jacob E. Barker on the marriage record) was born in May 1863. On July 8, 1884 in Henry Co., he married the former Stella Newby who was born Dec. 1864. They have just one child, a son, Claude, who was born Nov. 1888.

The family of John Sample, a dry goods clerk, lives next. Mr. Sample, who was working as a blacksmith in the 1880 Knightstown census, was born in Indiana in Aug. 1852. He married Anna Kirk on Oct. 17, 1878 in Henry Co. His wife, who was born about 1857 in Iowa, died sometime between 1894 and 1900. Living at home is their daughter Ada (born Mar. 1880) and their two sons Paul (born Sept. 1882) and Jean (born Oct. 1894).

Kentucky native John Doerr is listed next. Mr. Doerr, born in Nov. 1863, works as a drug store clerk. Margaret, his wife of 13 years, was born in Indiana in Sept 1866. They are the parents of two children – Hattie (born Nov. 1888) and Edna (born June 1890).

Following the Doerr family is the Vestal family. Charles E. Vestal, a Hoosier native born in Jan. 1863, works as a dealer in patient medicines. On Jan. 25, 1893 in Henry Co., he married Charlotte Mullen, who was born in Indiana in Oct. 1864. They have just one child, a son, Kiefer, who was born in Dec. 1893.

Listed next is the family of Henry Schaeffer, all born in Indiana. Mr. Schaeffer occupation is listed as a mechanic. He was born in Feb. 1846 and Olive, his wife of 32 years, was born in Apr. 1858. They are the parents of four children, all living at home. Their son Charles, born July 1880, works as a day laborer. Another son, Frank, born Aug. 1882, is a clerk at a bakery. Also at home is their daughter Florence, born June 1884, and their son John, born Sept. 1891.

Another merchant, Oscar P. Cook, lives next. Mr. Cook was born in Indiana in Jan. 1866. On Jan. 22, 1887 in Henry Co., he married Birdie Showalter. She was born in Indiana in Mar. 1859. They have no children.

Next week’s column will continue with information on the households of Main Street in 1900.

 

 

Genealogical Gleanings 11 – Main Street 1900 continued

This week’s column continues with information on the residences of Main Street in Knightstown shown in the 1900 Census.

Following Oscar and Birdie Cook (detailed last week’s column) is Bryant Hosier who is apparently retired as no occupation is listed. Mr. Hosier was born in Indiana in Feb. 1847. On May 17, 1866 in Henry Co., he married Elizabeth Addington, who was born Nov. 1849 in Indiana. They have two children still living though only one child, their daughter Effie (born Nov. 1867), is still at home. The Hosier family also has three boarders, all born in Indiana, living with them: Herbert Brown, an artist born Nov. 1875; Eli Mills, a railroad postal clerk born Sept. 1862; and Roy Sargent, a printer born June 1882.

Living next are newlyweds Ben and Carrie Copeland, both Indiana natives. A farmer, Mr. Copeland (whose name is shown as John in the marriage record) was born in May 1871 and married the former Miss Pearce in Henry Co. on Mar. 30, 1898. Also living with them is Ben’s sister Ora Copeland, who was born in May 1867 in Indiana.

Enumerated next are 70-year old Allen Kirk, who works as a janitor, and his wife Asenath. Mr. Kirk was born in Ohio in Nov. 1829 and Mrs. Kirk was born in North Carolina in Mar. 1838. They were married in Henry Co. on Dec. 28, 1898 so their marriage is likely not their first. Asenath’s last name on the marriage record is Townsend, but it is not certain if this is her maiden name or name from a previous marriage.

Charles R. Davis lives next. Mr. Davis, a carpenter, was born in Indiana in Apr. 1868. On Feb. 21, 1894 in Henry Co., he married the Cynthia A. Brown. She was born in Indiana Apr. 1869. They apparently have no children, though no information was provided in this column.

Mrs. Nanie E. Welborn, a widow, follows. Mrs. Welborn was born in Indiana in Sept. 1841. With her husband, W. J. Welborn they had five children. They were listed in the 1880 Knightstown Census as: Nora (born about 1865), Maggie (born about 1868), Wayne (born about 1871), Willard (born Jan. 1876), and Elsie (born Mar. 1878). Still living with Mrs. Welborn in 1900 is her son Willard as well as her daughter Elsie and her husband Robert Cluggish, a contractor who was born in Indiana in July 1865. Robert and Elsie were married in Henry Co. on Dec. 20, 1899.

Living next is the family of John Veach. Mr. Veach, a farm laborer, was born in Indiana in Jan. 1847 and married the former Margaret Morlow (or Marlow) on Sept. 19, 1869 in Henry Co. They are the parents of five children though only four survive. Still living at home is their son Alva, a day laborer who was born in Aug. 1880, and their daughter Fern, who was born June 1886.

After the Veach family lives the Wink family. Lewis Wink, whose occupation is given as a traveling man, was born in Indiana in June 1851. On Sept. 25, 1877 in Hamilton Co., he married Nettie Ellis. She was born in Ohio in Aug. 1858. They are the parents of two children who are still at home: Minnie, born in Apr. 1882, and Edna, born in Sept. 1886.

Next week’s column will continue with information on the households of Main Street in 1900.

 

 

Genealogical Gleanings 12 – Main Street 1900 continued

In the previous three columns, information has been given on the people living in 26 residences on Main Street in Knightstown shown in the 1900 Census. This column continues with more Main Street households.

Following the Wink family (detailed in last week’s column) is Thomas Deem with his wife Mattie. Mr. Deem was born in Indiana in March 1851 and married Ms. Hall on Aug. 1, 1899 in Henry Co. She was born in Indiana in Nov. 1863. Two children from a previous marriage also live with them – Donald (born Jan. 1885) and Nadia (born July 1892).

  Ellison Williams and his wife, the former Margaret Oldham, live next. Both Hoosier natives, Mr. Williams was born in Jan. 1825 and Mrs. Williams was born in Jan. 1834. They were married on Apr. 28, 1852 in Hancock Co. Though his occupation is shown in the 1900 census as a farmer, Ellis was working as a Knightstown dry goods merchant in 1880. Living next to them is their daughter Emma (born Aug. 1859) and her husband Aaron Carroll (born Oct.1853 in Ohio) who is a merchant. The Carroll’s were married in Henry Co. on Dec. 11, 1878. They have four children, all living – Fred (born Sept. 1883), Edna (born May 1887), Lewis (born July 1894), and Leland (born July 1895). Marie Bobbit, born in Indiana in Feb. 1878, lives and works in the Williams home as a servant and Alina Stites, born in Kansas in Aug. 1878, lives and works as a servant in the Carroll home.

Living next is North Carolina native David Monticue. Mr. Monticue was born in Dec. 1841 and married his wife Nancy about 1864. Mrs. Monticue was born in Indiana in Aug. 1842. They are the parents of three children though only two are still living. Their granddaughter Marie Hamilton, who was born in Illinois in Jan. 1885 lives with them. No occupation is given in the 1900 census, but David was a wagon maker in Knightstown in 1880.

Kentucky native John Adams is listed next. Mr. Adams, a widow, was born in Nov. 1846. Living with him are his daughter Ella (born in Kentucky in Feb. 1881) and his son John (born in Indiana in Jan. 1884).

Shown next is eighty-year old Richard Homer, who gives his occupation as a physician. Dr. Homer, a widow, was born in England in Aug. 1819 and now lives alone.

Following Dr. Homer is Pennsylvania native John Snow. Mr. Snow, a general contractor, was born in Pennsylvania in Mar. 1861 and married the former Maggie Monticue in Henry Co. on May 20, 1895. Maggie was born in Indiana in July 1871, the daughter of David and Nancy Monticue who are enumerated just two households away. The Snows are the parents of two children, both still at home – Julia (born Feb. 1896) and David (born Oct. 1899).

Living next is the family of Elmer Holloway. Mr. Holloway was born in Indiana in June 1862. Living with him are his wife of 13 years, Alice (born in Vermont in Feb. 1855), his son Edwin (born Nov. 1890) and his infant child (whose information is difficult to read). In the 1920 census, Elmer is an organ builder. His occupation in the 1900 census is difficult to read but may be a pianist.

Next week’s column will continue with information on the households of Main Street in 1900 including those living at a hotel and several others with occupations such as grocer, saloon keeper, dentist, tailor, and more.

 

 

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