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Genealogical Gleanings 24 – Adams Street 1900 continued

Last week’s column continued detailing the families living on Adams Street in the 1900 Knightstown Census. There were 53 residences on Adams Street in 1900 according to that census. This week’s column provides information on eight more homes on that street.

Following the William Foxworthy family (detailed last week) is the home of widow Sarah Thrawley, who was born in Ind. in April 1835. Mrs. Thrawley’s husband, Charles, passed away between 1880 and 1900. He was born in Maryland about 1827. Also living in the home is Sarah’s daughter Anna and her husband Frank E. Tritt. Anna was born in Ind. in Dec. 1862 and Frank, now a merchant, was born in Ohio in Feb. 1861. They were married in Henry Co. on Mar. 9, 1887. They have one child, Margaret, who was born in Oct. 1888.

The Charles family is shown next. John T. Charles, a dry goods merchant, was born in Ind. in Feb. 1832. His wife of 31 years, Mary, was born in Ind. in May 1843. They are the parents of one child, Cora (born about 1871) who is no longer at home. John’s mother Eunice S. Charles, who was born in North Carolina in May 1808, also lives with them as well as a servant, Mrs. Della Rhodes, a widow who was born Jan. 1878 in Ind.

Charles D. Morgan lives next. Mr. Morgan was born in Ind. in July 1829. Though now a banker, Charles was an attorney in the Knightstown area in 1880. His first wife, Elvira Woods, who he married in Henry Co. on Nov. 14, 1856, died between 1880 and 1889. On Aug. 19, 1890 in Henry Co. he married Rebecca Gray, who was born in Ind. in Nov. 1855. With his first wife, Charles had at least three children – Fanny, Charles, and Orie – who were all living at home in 1880. Also living in the home in 1900 is a servant, Eliza Brooks, who was born in Ind. in Feb. 1866.

Pennsylvania native George Davison, a traveling salesman, is enumerated after the Morgan home. Mr. Davison was born in July 1865. His wife of two years, the former Fanny Therber, was born in California in Aug. 1827. They are the parents of one child who does not survive. Also living with them is Fanny’s sister Dora Therber who was born in California in Apr. 1874.

Mrs. Mary J. Charles, widow of Eli Charles, lives next. The former Mary Maxwell married Mr. Charles on Oct. 20, 1874 in Henry Co. Eli, who was born in Ind. about 1825, was listed as a painter in the 1880 Wayne Twp. Henry Co. census. Mary was born in Ind. in Sept. 1838. They are the parents of two children, both living.

North Carolina native John Hoosier and his wife Daisy are shown next. Mr. Hoosier, a barber, was born in Jan. 1870. Daisy, the former Miss Brooks, was born in Ind. in Sept. 1874. They were married in Henry Co. on Nov. 18, 1897.

Following the Hoosier home lives Ida Brooks, who was born in Feb. 1846 in Ind. Working as a dressmaker, Ida is a divorced mother of three children, all living. Still at home is her son Herbert, who was born in Feb. 1882.

The home of Mary Dennis is shown next. Mary, now divorced, was the wife of Isaac Dennis. She was born in Ind. in Jan. 1850. With her first husband, Thomas Pickett, she had four children, though only three are living. Still at home is Mary’s daughter Ola Pickett (born in Dec. 1870), who is a dressmaker, and her son Claude Pickett (born in Nov. 1879). Claude is a barber.

Next week’s column will outline the remaining residences on Adams Street in 1900 with information on the families of Washington Street beginning the following week. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 25 – Adams Street 1900 continued

This week’s column provides information on the families living in the last six homes on Adams Street in the 1900 Knightstown Census.

Following the Dennis home (detailed last week) lives the Kennard family. Francis “Frank” Kennard, a plumber, was born in Ind. in Aug. 1853. On June 15, 1876 in Henry Co. he married Mary Newman, who was born in Ind. in June 1854. They are the parents of four children, all at home - Charles (born Aug. 1877) works as a plumber like his father, Lawrence (born May 1879) works as a day laborer, Helen (born Sept. 1882), and son Heber (born Apr. 1888) is still in school.

Nathan and Susan Trueblood are shown next. Mr. Trueblood, a traveling salesman, was born in Ind. in Oct. 1834. His wife of 36 years is a North Carolina native, born there in Aug. 1837. They have no children.

Mrs. Malinda Forbes and her daughter Mary Forbes follow. Malinda, born in Ind. in June 1847, is the widow of Robert Forbes, whom she married about 1865. Mr. Forbes, a North Carolina native, was a sawyer is the 1880 Knightstown census. Their son John, who was born about 1866, died between 1881and 1900. Mary, now a saleswoman, was born in Sept. 1867.

Clergyman William Gard and family are enumerated next. William was born in Ind. in Dec. 1856 and has been a minister for at least 20 years. On June 14, 1878 in Decatur Co. he married Elizabeth Wise, who was born in Ind. in Aug. 1856. They are the parents of six children, though only five survive. Their children are all still living at home – Roland W. (born Oct. 1882 in Canada), daughter Jessie (born Sept. 1887 in Ind.), William H. (born Oct. 1888 in Ind.), Earl B. (born Mar. 1893), and Charles J. (born Aug. 1896).

The home of Mrs. Marietta “Etta” Allison, widow of Leonidas Allison, is next. Mr. Allison, who was born in Ind. about 1836, worked as a carpenter in Spiceland in 1880. On Oct. 24, 1861 in Henry Co. he married the former Miss Etta Johnson. She was born in Ind. in Sept. 1844. They are the parents of five children, though only four survive. Living in the home in 1880 was son Frank (born abt. 1865) and daughters Sallie (born abt. 1868) and Verna (born abt. 1873). All have moved out of the family home by 1900 except daughter Ada (born Aug. 1881). Also living in the home in 1880 and 1900 is Etta’s mother Martha Johnson. Mrs. Johnson was born in North Carolina in June 1810 and is the mother of eight children, though five still survive.

The last home listed as being on Adams Street in 1900 is that of Mrs. Myrtle Elliott, widow of Robert W. Elliott, whom she married in Henry Co. on Nov. 4, 1875. Mr. Elliott was born in Ind. about 1854 and was working as a carpenter in Knightstown in 1880. Myrtle, the former Miss Allee, was born in Ind. in Sept. 1849. They are the parents of five children, though only four survive. Their son Harry, who was born in Sept. 1876, was their only child living in 1880. Harry is at home in 1900 and works as a salesman.

Next week’s column will begin with information on the many families living on Washington Street in 1900 Knightstown. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 26 – Washington Street 1900

This week’s column begins outlining the families living on Knightstown’s Washington Street in 1900. There were 64 families listed as living on this street and this column details the first ten residences.

Ireland native Joseph Barber lives in the first home enumerated on Washington Street in 1900. Mr. Barber, a day laborer, was born in June 1851. On Aug. 2, 1875 in Henry Co. he married America Leavell who was born in Ind. in Dec. 1848. They are the parents of two children. Only their son Beauford B. Barber survives, who was born in Mar. 1877. His occupation is listed as a tailor.

Ohio native William Hall and family are shown next. Mr. Hall, an engineer, was born in May 1840. His wife of five years, Lou (?), was born in Kentucky in Apr. 1858. They are the parents of five children – Edgar (born Nov. 1890 in Ohio), Edith (born Aug. 1890 in Ind.) and Willard (born Feb. 1900 in Ind.).

Following the Hall family lives Mary A. Reeves, a dressmaker. Ms. Reeves, now divorced, lives alone. She was born in Ind. in Sept. 1857 and is the mother of three children, only two of whom survive.

Mrs. Mary Butler, a widow of Edward Butler, lives next. The Butler family previously lived in the Carthage area. In 1870, Mr. Butler was working as a butcher. He passed away between 1872 and 1878. Mary was born in North Carolina in Sept. 1837 and married Mr. Butler about 1851. They are the parents of six children though only daughter Michaela is still living. Michaela, who was born in Ind. in July 1861, works as a school teacher and lives with her mother. Other children listed in the 1870 and 1880 censuses were Margaret, James, Eunice, and Annie.

Dentist William E. Wilson and family are shown next. Mr. Wilson was born in Ind. in Dec. 1842. On Oct. 19, 1882 in Henry Co. he married Wilda Greene who was born in Ind. in Jan. 1855. No information is given concerning any children they might have had. Living in the home with them is a niece, Lula Wilson, who was born in Ind. in Nov. 1880.

William Keelum, a printer, lives after the Wilson’s. Mr. Keelum was born in Ind. in Sept. 1862. On July 30, 1893 in Henry Co. he married Estella Brooks who was born in Ind. in May 1872. They apparently have no children at that time.

 The Brinkman family follows. William Brinkman, a baker, was born in Ind. in June 1863. He married Hattie Callahan on Aug. 22, 1883 in Henry Co. She was born in Ind. in June 1865. They are the parents of two children, both still living at home – Flossie (born Dec. 1883) and Floyd (born Jan. 1885).

Pennsylvania native Henry Sieg lives next. Mr. Sieg, who was born in Mar. 1841, has been a tailor in Henry Co. for more than 20 years. His wife of 36 years, Jane, was born in Ohio in Mar. 1846. They are the parents of two children though only child is still living. In the 1880 census, their children were shown as Carrie (born about 1859 in Ohio) and Elmer (born about 1861 in Ind.).

North Carolina native Rufus Davis is listed next. Mr. Davis, a farmer, was born in July 1821. On Oct. 22, 1884 in Henry Co. he married Mary Elizabeth Hobbs. Elizabeth was born in Ohio in Sept. 1849. They are the parents of three children – Mary (born Aug. 1885), Minard (born Oct. 1887) and Ina (born Sept. 1892).

Mr. Davis’ mother-in-law Zalinda Hobbs is enumerated in the next home. Zalinda is the widow of William Hobbs who died between 1880 and 1900. She was born in Ind. in Sept. 1824 and is the mother of seven children, only five of whom still survive.

Next week’s column will continue with information on more residences of Washington Street in 1900 Knightstown. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 27 – Washington Street 1900 continued

This week’s column continues outlining the 64 residences shown on Knightstown’s Washington Street in 1900. Ten families were detailed last week and this column provides information on ten more.

Following the Davis and Hobbs homes (detailed last week), is the family of Ralph W. Wagoner. Mr. Wagoner, now a merchant, was working as a printer in 1880 Knightstown when he was just 14 years old. He was born in Ind. in Mar. 1866. On Jan. 1, 1889 in Henry Co. he married Mary Elizabeth Goodon, who was born in Maryland in Aug. 1866. They are the parents of two children – Mary, born Oct. 1884, and Roberta, born Jan. 1891.

Wallace K. Deem and his wife are listed next. Mr. Deem, a printer, was born in Ind. in Sept. 1863. On Jan. 6, 1892 in Henry Co. he married Mrs. Ellen R. Shipman. The former Miss Fleming was born in Ohio in Feb. 1837. Also living with them is Ellen’s son, Roy Shipman, from her first marriage with David Shipman, whom she married in Henry Co. on Nov. 19, 1884.

New York native Noah Wagoner follows. Mr. Wagoner, now a banker, was working as a bookkeeper in 1880 Knightstown. He was born in July 1836. His wife of 29 years, Sarah Electa, was born in Ind. in June 1834. Though there is no indication of the number of children Noah and Sarah have, two daughters were living with them in the 1880 Census – Lucy (born about 1872) and Norra (born about 1876).

The Horner home is next. No information is given on Mr. Horner except that he is 32 years old. His wife of two years, Sarah, was born in Ind. in June 1873. Also living in the home is a stepson, Chauncey Price, who was born in 1895.

Ohio native Frank Bender is shown after the Horner’s. Mr. Bender, a tailor, was born in Sept. 1868. His wife of ten years, Fanny, was born in Ohio in Dec. 1868. They are the parents of one child, Stella, who was also born in Ohio in Feb. 1890.

Kentucky native Samuel McKee, a farmer, lives next. Mr. McKee was born in Aug. 1837. His wife of 39 years, Margaret, was born in Ind. in Aug. 1842. They are the parents of nine children, though only eight survive. Still living at home are their youngest children, Daisy (born Mar. 1881) and Flossie (born Aug. 1884). Their older children were all listed in the 1880 census when the family lived in Rush Co. They were shown as – William (born abt. 1863), Jane (born abt. 1865), Carlotta (born abt. 1867), Bertha (born abt. 1869), Samuel (born abt. 1873), Mary (born abt. 1875), and Maggie (born abt. 1879).

Walter S. Garritson and family follow. Mr. Garritson, a merchant, was born in Ind. in May 1854. On Oct. 16, 1884 in Henry Co. he married Lora Watts, who was born in Ind. in Aug. 1865. They are the parents of two children – Marie (born Oct. 1886) and Lucille (born Apr. 1884).

Mattie Burk and son Ivan live next. Ms. Burk, formerly Miss Furgason, was born in Mar. 1864 in Ind. Though now divorced, she was the wife of Frank Burk, whom she married in Henry Co. on Nov. 14, 1888. Their son Ivan was born in Nov. 1898.

Wallace G. Brosius and family are detailed next. Mr. Brosius, now a poultry dealer, was working as a harness maker in 1880 Knightstown. He was born in Ind. in Apr. 1853. His wife of 16 years, Laura, was born in Ind. in Apr. 1858. They are the parents of five children – Charles H. (born Jan. 1885), Bessie V. (born Oct. 1886), Walter G. (born Aug. 1888), Elmira (born Nov. 1896), and John A. (born Feb. 1900).

Shown next is Martin Scovell. Mr. Scovell, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Oct. 1830. His wife of 43 years, Ellen, was born in Ohio in Apr. 1834. They are the parents of six children though only three are living. Four of their children were still at home in the 1880 Knightstown census. They were – son, Ezra (born abt. 1858); Flora (born abt. 1865); Ethena (born abt. 1867); and Elbert (born abt. 1870).

Next week’s column will continue with information on more residences of Washington Street in 1900 Knightstown. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 28 – Washington Street 1900 continued

This week’s column continues outlining the 64 residences shown on Knightstown’s Washington Street in 1900. Twenty families have been detailed in the last two weeks. This column provides information on the families of eight more homes on this street.

Following the Scovell family (detailed last week), is the home of Anna M. Hill, a widow. Mrs. Hill, formerly Miss Hudelson, was born in Ind. in Mar. 1830. She married William P. Hill on Dec. 20, 1853 in Henry Co. He was also born in Ind. about 1831 and died sometime between 1881 and 1900. In 1880 Knightstown, William was working as a bank teller. They are the parents of five children, though only three survive. Mrs. Hill’s daughter Lillie Hill (born Apr. 1856) and her son Herbert E. Hill (born Aug. 1866) are living at home. Lillie’s occupation is listed as an artist and Herbert works as a salesman. Also living in the home is the husband, William T. Rutledge, and four children of Mrs. Hill’s deceased daughter, Lucy M. Hill. Mr. Rutledge, a railroad dispatch clerk, was born in Illinois in Nov. 1844 and was married to Lucy on July 20, 1881 in Henry Co. The Rutledge children are Henry (born Nov. 1883), Margaret (born July 1885), Katherine (born Jan. 1893) and Lucy (born Jan. 1897).

Living next to Anna Hill’s family for more than 20 years is Mrs. Louisa Weesner, also a widow. The former Miss Guyman married William Weesner on Sept. 17, 1871 in Henry Co. Mr. Weesner, who worked as a butcher in 1880 Knightstown, was born in Ind. about 1849 and died between 1881 and 1900. No information is provided concerning the Weesner’s children but one daughter, Blanch (born about 1873), was listed in the 1880 Census. Also living in the home as she has for more than 20 years is Louisa’s mother, Faraby Guyman, a widow. Mrs. Guyman was born in Ohio in Feb. 1828. Louisa is her only surviving child of five.

Harry E. and Cora B. Keys follow. Mr. Keys, a tailor, was born in Ind. in Sept. 1875. On Aug. 11, 1896 in Madison Co. he married the former Miss Canady, who was born in Ind. in July 1875. They are the parents one child, no longer living.

Harry’s parents John E. and Sophia Keys are next door. John was born in Ind. in Jan. 1845. He married the former Miss Weaver on Feb. 27, 1867 in Henry Co. John has worked as a tailor in Knightstown since at least 1880. Harry is their only child.

North Carolina native Solomon Monticue follows. Mr. Monticue’s occupation in 1880 Knightstown was that of a cabinet maker but is shown as an undertaker in 1900. He was born in Nov. 1844. On May 7, 1872 in Henry Co. he married Isabel Hubbard, who was born in Ind. in July 1845. They are the parents of three children – Clara (born Feb. 1873), Louis (born abt. 1877), and Norma (born Sept. 1878). Clara and Norma are both still living at home.

Following the Monticue’s is the Zion home. William Zion, a lumber dealer, was born in Ind. in Jan. 1859. On Oct. 20, 1887 in Howard Co. he married Laura Newby, who was born in Ind. in May 1857. They are the parents of one child, Ruby, born Jan. 10, 1891 in Henry Co.

Reuben St. Clair and family lives next. Reuben was born in Ind. in Feb. 1848. He was a teamster in 1880 Knightstown and works as a railroad dispatch clerk in 1900. On Nov. 13, 1870 in Hancock Co. Reuben married Mary E. Tobey. She was born in Ohio in Jan. 1854. They are the parents of three children – Belle (born about 1872 and died before 1900), Ethel (born June 1877) and Arthur (born July 1884). Ethel is working as saleswoman. Arthur is still in school.

Following the St. Clair home is that of Austin M. Edwards. Mr. Edwards, a carpenter, was born in Ind. in Mar. 1844. On June 4, 1884 in Henry Co. he married Minnie L. Brinkman. She was born in Ind. in Sept. 1861. They are the parents of two children, both deceased. Also living in their home is a boarder, Ulysses S. Butler. Mr. Butler was born in Ind. in Nov. 1868 and works as a painter.

Next week’s column will continue with information on more residences of Washington Street in 1900 Knightstown. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 29 – Washington Street 1900 continued

This week’s column continues outlining the residences shown on Knightstown’s Washington Street in 1900. In the past three columns 28 residences have been detailed. This column provides information on the families of nine more homes on this street.

Living after the St. Clair family (detailed last week) is the family of clergyman Joseph Binford. Mr. Binford was born in Ind. in Jan. 1843. His wife of 35 years, Huldah, was born in North Carolina in Mar. 1840. They are the parents of seven children – Horace (born abt. 1866), Elmer (born abt. 1869), Mary (born abt. 1872), Anna (born Mar. 1873), Benjamin (born abt. 1875), Arthur (born Jan. 1882), and Ada (born May 1887). Still living at home are Anna, Arthur, and Ada.

John A. Newby is shown next. Mr. Newby, a carpenter, was born in Ind. in Mar. 1843. On July, 18, 1863 in Henry Co. he married Mary Grundeon. She was born about 1846 and passed away between Nov. 1883 and 1899. John and Mary had at least five children together – Gertrude (born abt. 1866), Charles (born abt. 1869), Frank (born Dec. 1871), Bertha (born May 1876), and Edward (born Nov. 1882). John remarried shortly before the 1900 census was taken. His second wife, the former Julia Morris, was born in Ind. in May 1864.

Kentucky native John M. Ewing is listed next. Mr. Ewing was born in Apr. 1833. On Oct. 14, 1858 in Rush Co. he married Sarah Donney, who was born in Ind. in June 1838. They are the parents of seven children, only four of whom survive and live on their own.

Ohio native David Williamson follows. David was born Feb. 1827 and continues to work as a teamster. His wife of 37 years, Francis, was also born in Ohio in Feb. 1842. They are the parents of three children, though only two survive. Living with them is their daughter Maxine and her husband Edgar Byerley whom she married in 1898. Mr. Byerley, a merchant, was born in Ind. in Nov. 1868 and Maxine was born in Ohio in Apr. 1867.

Living next is Kentucky native Jonas Oakerson. Mr. Oakerson was born Jan. 1870 and works as a machinist. He is single and lives alone.

Ohio native James Armstrong, a house painter for more than 20 years in Knightstown, lives next. Mr. Armstrong was born in Oct. 1839. On May 5, 1859 in Henry Co. he married Mary Powers. She was born about 1840 and died sometime between 1881 and 1900. They are the parents of at least four children – Mary F., Charles E., Ira, and Louis. Charles, now widowed, and his son Russell are living with James in 1900. Charles also works as a house painter. He was born in Feb. 1860 and his son was born in July 1885. Also living in the home is daughter Mary, also a widow. Mary was born in Apr. 1848. She married James W. Brosius on Apr. 14, 1864 in Henry Co. She is the mother of two though only her daughter Ada (born June 1877) survives. Ada also lives in the Armstrong home.

Newlyweds John G. and Harriet R. Schwarz are enumerated after the Armstrong family. John was born in Ind. in Sept. 1873 and currently works at a grocery. He married the former Miss Harris on June 7, 1899 in Henry Co. She was born in Ind. in Sept. 1877.

Frank E. Sutton, a salesman, is shown next. He was born in Ind. in Dec. 1866. On Jan. 30, 1898 in Wayne Co. he married Nellie Dallas who was born in Ind. in Oct. 1879. They have one child, Mattie, who was born just weeks before in Apr. 1900.

Living next is Otto F. Fleener, a physician. Dr. Fleener was born in Ind. in July 1876. On Oct. 22, 1899 in Marion Co. he married Belle Overman. She was born in Wisconsin in Feb. 1877.

Next week’s column will continue with information on more residences of Washington Street in 1900 Knightstown. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 30 – Washington Street 1900 continued

This week’s column continues outlining the residences shown on Knightstown’s Washington Street in 1900. In the previous four columns, 37 residences have been detailed. This column provides information on the families of 11 more homes on this street.

  Following Dr. Otto Fleener (detailed last week), lives the family of Sandy Brooks. Mr. Brooks, a baker, was born in Ind. in Feb. 1850. On Oct. 29, 1871 in Henry Co. he married Sarah Roberts, who was born in Ind. in Jan. 1849. They are the parents of the six children, though only four survive. Their daughter Arvidia (born Mar. 1880) still lives at home. Their grandson Elmer Roberts, also lives with them. He was born in Feb. 1884.

The home of George H. Dunn Jr., a grocery man, is shown next. George was born in Ind. in Nov. 1865. His wife of 10 years, May, was born in Ind. in July 1872. George and May have one son, Harold, who was born in Ind. in Apr. 1892.

After the Dunn residence, living alone, is Dora Brosius. Mr. Brosius was born in Ind. in Feb. 1862. He works as a day laborer.

Wilson Fort and family are listed next. Mr. Fort, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Dec. 1852. On Jan. 14, 1883 in Henry Co. Wilson married Mary Ada Hamilton. She was born in Ind. in Aug. 1861. They are the parents of three children – Grace N. (born Mar. 1884), Bessie M. (born Aug. 1885) and William P. (born Apr. 1887).

The Sheidler family follows. Joseph M. Sheidler, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Mar. 1856. On Sept. 29, 1881 in Wayne Co. he married Ellen Hormel. She was born in Ohio in Sept. 1862. They are the parents of three children – Armena (born Jun. 1882), Albert (born June 1885) and Luther (born Sept. 1887).

Ohio native Ora A. Walling is shown next. Mr. Walling was born in Dec. 1831 and works as a meat dealer. His wife of 45 years, Margaret, was born in Ohio in Apr. 1837. They are the parents of three children, all living. Their widowed son Charles S. Walling lives in the home with his son. Charles was born in Ohio in Mar. 1860 and also works as a meat dealer. He was married to Mary B. McDougal on Feb. 16, 1888 in Henry Co. Their son Carl S. was born in Apr. 1889.

Lizzie Autrum, a widow, is living next. She was born in Ind. in Feb. 1848 and is a mother of two children, both no longer living.

Edward G. McGraw and family follow. Ed was born in Ind. in Mar. 1859. He is a dealer in buggies. On June 14, 1885 in Hancock Co. he married Minnie Girty, who was born in Ind. in Oct. 1865. They are the parents of two children – Ruby (born Mar. 1890) and John (born June 1893).

Ohio natives, the Cunningham family, are shown next. John Cunningham, a carpenter, was born in Sept. 1827. His wife of 50 years, Harriet, was born in Mar. 1830. They have four children, all living. Their widowed daughter Cora, who was born in June 1856, lives with them as well as their son Harry. He was born in Feb. 1861 and also works as a carpenter.

Virginia native Milton S. Barrett and his wife Isabella follow. Mr. Barrett was born in Feb. 1824 and though age 76, he continues to work as a machinist. Mrs. Barrett was born in Ind. in Jan. 1841. They have been married for 59 years and are the parents of two children, only one of whom survives.

Kentucky native Thomas Lamb, a day laborer, is enumerated next. Mr. Lamb was born in July 1859. His wife of 18 years, Rebecca, was born in Tennessee in May 1834. They are the parents of six children, though only four survive and no longer live at home.

Next week’s column will continue with information on more residences of Washington Street in 1900 Knightstown. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 31 – Washington Street 1900 continued

This week’s column continues outlining the residences shown on Knightstown’s Washington Street in 1900. In the previous five columns, 48 residences on this street have been detailed. This column provides information on the families of eight more homes.

Following the Lamb family (detailed last week), is the home of Maryland native John H. Dilkey. Mr. Dilkey, a day laborer, was born in Feb. 1848. His wife of 15 years, Mary Agal (or Eigel), was born in Ind. in Jan. 1848. Living with them is John’s son from a previous marriage, Roy, who was born in Ind. in June 1880 and now works at a grocery. A son, Ora (born in Mar. 1887), and a daughter, Mattie (born in Oct. 1890) also live at home as well as a two year grandson, Ross Bradis. A brother-in-law, Peter Agal (or Eigel), lives with the family too. Peter was born in Mar. 1854 in Ind.

Pennsylvania native Michael Kriner is shown next. Mr. Kriner, day laborer, was born in Feb. 1856. He recently married Mrs. Josephine “Josie” (Larmore) Lane, on Mar. 29, 1899 in Henry Co. She was born in Ind. in Mar. 1857. Two children are living at home – Josie’s son Leroy Lane (born May 1882) and Michael’s son Lanchard Kriner (born Jan. Mar. 1883).

The Huber family follows. Lewis W. Huber, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Jan. 1863. On Nov. 16, 1886 in Marion Co. he married Bertha A. Shewman, who was born in Ind. in Feb. 1871. They are the parents of five children, only three of whom survive and are living at home – Nora (born Aug. 1889), Walter (born Feb. 1892) and Mary (born Feb. 1896).

Ohio native Mrs. Mary R. Fort, a widow of the late Milton Fort, lives next. The former Miss Robinson was born in Feb. 1839 and married Mr. Fort on Dec. 2, 1857 in Henry Co. They are the parents of four children, though just her sons Perry and Willard survive and both are living with her. Perry was born in Oct. 1858 and works as a day laborer. On June 14, 1888 he married Ella M. Bell, who is now deceased. Willard was born in July 1864 and works as a bartender. Also living with Mary is her granddaughter Lula Baker (born Apr. 1882), a child of Mary’s daughter Benie Fort and her husband Henry Baker.

The Rhodes family is enumerated next. William A. Rhodes, a teamster, was born in Ind. in July 1864. His wife of one year, the former Lucinda J. Day, was born in Ohio in July 1864. Living at home is William’s daughter from a previous marriage, Jessie Rhodes. She was born in Ind. in Aug. 1887. Lucinda has four living children from a previous marriage.

Living next is North Carolina native Jacob Day, father of Mrs. Lucinda Rhodes listed above. Mr. Day was born in Jan. 1832. His wife of 39 years, Sarah, was born in Ohio in Aug. 1834. They are the parents of six children, only four of whom survive. Five children were living in the 1880 Census – Lucinda, Emma (born about 1865), Thomas (born about 1870), Martha E. (born Aug. 1872), and Samuel (born about 1875),

Pennsylvania native Edward Hollowell follows. Edward was born in Aug. 1828. His wife of 50 years, Jalina, was born in Ind. in Mar. 1833. They are the parents of four children though only three are still living.

Newlyweds Clarence and Ellen “Ella” Willis live next. Mr. Willis was born in Ind. in Feb. 1864 and works as an engineer at a saw mill. Clarence married the former Miss Lytle in Henry Co. on June 10, 1900. Also living in the home is Homer, a son from a Clarence’s first marriage to Susannah Starr. Homer was born in Oct. 1895.

Next week’s column will conclude detailing the last eight residences of Washington Street in 1900 Knightstown. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 32 – Washington Street 1900 final

This week’s column concludes with the information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Washington Street in 1900. In the previous six columns, 57 residences on this street have been detailed. This column provides information on the families of the last eight homes.

The Lisher family is shown next. William R. Lisher, a teamster, was born in Ind. in Mar. 1847. William’s wife of 25 years, Sarah, was born in Ind. in May 1852. They are the parents of three children. Still at home are their son John (born July 1877) and daughter Lizzie A. (born Mar. 1887). Also living in the home is Rosa Moffitt (born Mar. 1881). Rosa, a widow, is listed as a boarder.

Daniel C. Jackson follows. Mr. Jackson, a farmer, was born in Ind. in May 1824. In 1850, he married Eliza A. Scovell who was born in Ind. in Aug. 1829. They are the parents of five children, only four of whom survive. Though Daniel and Eliza live alone in 1900, their children, all sons, were listed in the 1880 census as: Winfield E. (born abt. 1854), Emery M. (born abt. 1856), Charlie R. (born abt. 1859), and Nelson H. (born abt. 1861).

Charles F. Barrett lives next. Mr. Barrett, a laundryman, was born in Ind. in Oct. 1861. On Oct. 31, 1888 in Henry Co. he married Bell Wood who was born in North Carolina in Sept. 1866. They have no children.

The Wright’s are listed after the Barrett’s. Charles W. Wright, a salesman, was born in Ind. in Nov. 1872. On Apr. 23, 1896 in Marion Co. he married Lola L. Pike. She was born in Ind. in Jan. 1878. They have no children.

The James family is enumerated next. George James, a meat dealer, was born in Ind. in Apr. 1847. On Apr. 20, 1869 in Rush Co. he married Sarah Alice Deem. She was born in Ind. in May 1848. They are the parents of three children – Eva (born abt 1870), Leora (born Dec. 1874) and Raymond (born Apr. 1876). The two youngest are still living at home. Raymond also works as a meat dealer.

John T. Barnes, a lumber dealer, is shown next. Mr. Barnes was born in Ind. in July 1842. On Oct. 7, 1874 in Henry Co. he married Ella Powers. She was born in Sept. 1853. They are the parents of three children, all living and on their own.

T. Burt Wilkinson and family lives next. Mr. Wilkinson, a grain dealer, was born in Ind. in Dec. 1843. On Nov. 12, 1867 in Henry Co. he married Clay Anna Ball. She was born in Ohio in May 1848. They are the parents of four children, all surviving. Living at home is their son Claude (born Nov. 1868) and daughters Mable (born Nov. 1876) and Lena (born 1878). Their other daughter, Aubrey (born abt. 1870), is no longer at home. Also living in the home is Mary Walling (born July 1867) who is listed as a sister and Mary’s son Myron (born Feb. 1891).

Mrs. Harriett Patterson, a widow of John Patterson, lives in the last home enumerated on Washington St. in 1900. The Patterson’s and Wilkinson’s have been neighbors for more than 20 years. John Patterson was born in Virginia about 1846 and died between 1886 and 1900. In 1880, he was working as a druggist in Knightstown. John married the former Harriet Probasco on Oct. 29, 1866 in Henry Co. They are the parents of one child, Lowell, who was born in Massachusetts in May 1886.

Next week’s column will continue with information on the residences of Jefferson Street in 1900 Knightstown. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 33 – Jefferson Street 1900

This week’s column begins with the information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Jefferson Street in 1900. There were 85 residences on this street in that year’s census. This column provides information on the families of the first ten homes.

Newlyweds Samuel R. and Rosa M. Day are listed as the first Jefferson St. family. Samuel, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Feb. 1875. He married the former Miss Meek on Feb. 22, 1900 in Henry Co. Rosa was born in Ind. in May 1872. Also living with them is a niece, Bessie Wright, who was born in Ind. in Aug. 1887.

Mrs. Indiana L. Brandenburg, widow of Samuel Brandenburg, is enumerated next. Samuel, who was born in Maryland about 1830 and died between 1880 and 1900, married the former Miss Armstrong on Dec. 24, 1861 in Henry Co. Mrs. Brandenburg was born in Ind. in Jan. 1845 and works as a dressmaker. She is the mother of four children – Minnie (born Mar. 1864), Irvin (born abt. 1866), Lurena (born abt. 1867), and Horace (born May 1874). Minnie and Horace are living at home.

The Hayes family is shown next. Milton J. Hayes, a teamster, was born in Ind. in Dec. 1854. On July 10, 1892 in Henry Co. he married Carrie L. Bunker. She was born in Ind. in Dec. 1870. They are the parents of three children – Russell (born Mar. 1893), Josephine F. (born Mar. 1895), and Helen L. (born Jan. 1897). Also living in the home are three male boarders - Gresham Porter, who was born in Ind. in Apr. 1863, works as a laborer; Manlido V. Offitt, who was born in Kentucky in Mar. 1837, works as a veterinary surgeon; and Quinton Hays, who was born in Ohio in Dec. 1827, works as a carpenter.

Asa B. Reddick and family are listed next. Mr. Reddick, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Sept. 1837. On Jan. 22, 1863 in Rush Co. he married Rebecca Reeves. She was born in Ind. in May 1846. They are the parents of four children – Dora L. (born abt. 1865), Charles A. (born Feb. 1868), Alta J. (born Nov. 1869), and Lillian B. (born Feb. 1879). All are still living at home except for Dora who is married to Frank Rhodes.

Mrs. Ida M. Ward, widow of Timothy Ward, is shown next. Mr. Ward was born in North Carolina about 1854 and died between 1893 and 1900. He married the former Miss Dewey on Apr. 11, 1877 in Henry Co. Mrs. Ward was born in Ohio in Dec. 1858. They are the parents of four children – son Arna G. (born Aug. 1881), Russell D. (born Aug. 1889), Dewey (born Oct. 1890), and Rebecca J. (born July 1893). Also living in the home are Ida’s parents, David and Rebecca J. Dewey. Mr. Dewey, a machinist, was born in New York in Feb. 1820 and his wife was born in New Jersey in June 1827. They are the parents of seven children, though only four survive.

Kentucky native Thomas Hart follows. Mr. Hart was born in Nov. 1829. On July 5, 1891 in Henry Co. he married Mrs. Beeda Miller. She was born in North Carolina in July 1856. Also living in the home is Beeda’s daughter Nellie Miller, who was born in Ind. in Sept. 1886.

Pennsylvania native Jacob Routson lives next. Jacob was born in Oct. 1860 and works as a carpenter. On Feb. 6, 1895 in Henry Co. he married Flora Heathco. She was born in Ind. in May 1871. They do not have any children.

Following the Routson’s lives Mrs. Martha Dariety, a widow who lives alone. Martha was born in Tennessee in Feb. 1840. She is the mother of one child, still living.

Another widow, Martha Crasher, is shown next. Mrs. Crasher was born in Kentucky in Aug. 1828 and does not have any children.

Charles F. and Lillie B. Baxter follow. Mr. Baxter, a monument dealer, was born in Ind. in Nov. 1868. On Oct. 3, 1895 in Henry Co. he married the former Miss Welborne, who was born in Ind. in Mar. 1869. They do not have any children.

Next week’s column will continue with information on the residences of Jefferson Street in 1900 Knightstown. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 34 – Jefferson Street 1900 continued

This week’s column continues with information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Jefferson Street in 1900. There were 85 residences on this street in that year’s census. The families of the first ten homes were detailed last week and this week features ten more.

Following the Baxter family (detailed last week) is Ohio native Henry C. Baer. Mr. Baer was born in Nov. 1832 and works as a marble cutter. On Dec. 26, 1866 in Henry Co. he married Ellen “Ella” Swain. She was born in Ind. in May 1843. They are the parents of three children – Jessie (born abt. 1869), Alfred (born abt. 1871), and Fred (born Oct. 1872). Fred is the only child still at home.

Ida C. Porter, a divorced mother of two, lives next. Ms. Porter, nee Ida Keith, was born in Ind. in Aug. 1866. On May 3, 1884 in Henry Co. she married Gersham Porter. They are the parents of two children – Nellie (born Mar. 1885) and Minnie M. (born Mar. 1888).

Lewis M. Hoosier and Robert Fleming, partners in a barber shop, are shown after the Porter home. Mr. Hoosier was born in Ind. in Mar. 1877. Mr. Fleming was born in Ohio in Nov. 1865 and is also listed as married for five years though his wife is not listed in this census with him.

Following the barbers is the Guild home. Daniel H. Guild, a clergyman, was born in Ind. in Mar. 1860. On Sept. 1, 1887 in Jasper Co. he married Lessie Anna Conard. She was born in Ohio in Dec. 1864. They are the parents of two children – Paul (born Sept. 1891) and Helen (born Dec. 1843).

The Heaton family lives next. Joseph M. W. Heaton, a harness maker, was born in Ind. in May 1837. On May 31, 1865 in Henry Co. he married Susan B. Anderson who was born in Ind. in Mar. 1841. Mr. Heaton’s first name was shown as Whitsel on the marriage record. They are the parents of three children, though only two survive. Their daughter Katie M. (born July 1878) is still living at home. A son, Harry C. (born about 1868), was then living at home.

Mrs. Mary M. Woods, a widow living alone, is enumerated after the Heatons. Mrs. Woods was born in Ohio in Nov. 1811 and is the mother of six children, only three of whom are still living.

Mr. and Mrs. Dille are shown next. Charles L. Dille, a grocery man, was born in Ind. in Oct. 1859. His wife of 10 years, Anna J. was born in Ind. in Jan. 1861. They do not have any children.

England native Harry Watts follows. Mr. Watts, a merchant, was born Nov. 1835. His wife, Mary P., who he married 31 years ago, was born in Ohio in Dec. 1836. They are the parents of three children who no longer living at home. In the 1880 Knightstown census, their children, all born in Indiana, were listed as Lorena (born abt. 1866), Grace (born abt. 1870) and George (born abt. 1872).

The Woodard family is shown next. Harry Woodward, a lumber dealer, was born in Ind. in Dec. 1857. His wife, Mary E., who he married 21 years ago, was born in Ind. in Mar. 1859. They are the parents of three children – Eva M. (born Dec. 1879), Edith (born Oct. 1882), and Earl (born Sept. 1885). Eva was born in Missouri but the other children were born in Indiana.

Eighty-seven year old Gersham D. Porter follows. Mr. Porter was born in Ohio in Dec. 1812. On Feb. 2, 1892 in Henry Co. he married Eliza Reeves. She was born in Ind. in Feb. 1823. They are the parents of four children though only one child is living.

Ohio native Ominda Peden, a widow, lives alone after the Porters. Mrs. Peden was born in Dec. 1831 and is the mother of six children, only three of whom are still living.

Next week’s column will continue with information on the residences of Jefferson Street in 1900 Knightstown. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 35 – Jefferson Street 1900 continued

This week’s column continues with information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Jefferson Street in 1900. There were 85 residences on this street in that year’s census. The families of the first 20 homes were detailed in previous columns and this week features eleven more.

Listed after Mrs. Peden (detailed last week), is the McGougal home. William McGougal, who works as a dealer in patient needs, was born in Ind. in Oct. 1854. His wife of 12 years, Jennie, was born in Ind. in July 1865. They are the parents of five children, though only three survive – Cecil (born Apr. 1888), Donald (born May 1896), and Ruth (born Dec. 1898).

Mrs. Sarah Scudder, widow of Charles Scudder, lives next. Sarah was born in Ind. in May 1855. She is the mother of four children, all surviving. Still at home is son, Foster (born Nov. 1879), who works as a salesman. Her daughter, Nevada (born Feb. 1877), also lives in the home with her husband Alonzo Ulrich. They were married on Feb. 23, 1898 in Henry Co. No other information was given for Alonzo.

The Bartlow family is shown next. Charles Bartlow, a day laborer, was born in Ind. in Aug. 1862. On June 10, 1884 in Henry Co. he married Emma Johnson. She was born in Ind. in Dec. 1862. They are the parents of two children – Russell (born June 1885) and Hazel (born Aug. 1888).

William H. Watts and family are enumerated after the Bartlows. William, a dealer in ice (?), was born in Ind. in Apr. 1866. On Dec. 31, 1888 in Henry Co. he married Henrietta Horner. She was born in Pennsylvania in Feb. 1865. They are the parents of two children – Leland H. (born July 1891) and Harold (born Mar. 1898).

Following the Watts family is Lauren “Lon” L. Degolyer. Mr. Degolyer, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Feb. 1867. On Feb. 27, 1895 in Henry Co. he married Jessie M. Reeves. She was born in Ind. in Sept. 1893. They are the parents of two children – Zulu (born July 1896) and Howard (born Aug. 1899).

Mrs. Isabella Hayes is listed next. Isabella was born in Ind. in Jan. 1862 and is a widow of Seth N. Hayes whom she married on Sept. 4, 1879 in Rush Co. They had two children – Charles M. (born Feb. 1881) and Bertha O. (born Jan. 1885). Charles works as a miller. Also living in the home is Isabella’s nephew, Raymond G. Welch. He was born in Arkansas in Sept. 1888.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank G. Larimore follow. Frank, a teamster, was born in Ind. in Feb. 1861. His wife of four years, Mary T., was born in Tennessee in Feb. 1861. They do not have any children at this time.

The Brinkman family is shown next. Michael Brinkman, a baker, was born in Ind. in Apr. 1868. On Jan. 27, 1892 in Henry Co. he married Eva L. James. She was born in Ind. in Oct. 1870. They have just one child, Pauline, who was born in Jan. 1893.

Virginia native Mrs. Margaret Holloway, a widow, follows. Margaret was born in Jan. 1813. Living with her is a daughter, Mary E. Holloway. Mary, who works as a saleswoman, was born in Ohio in Mar. 1842. Also living in the home is a servant, Mary Rhodes. She was born Ind. in Apr. 1872.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Smith are listed next. Elmer, a grain dealer, was born in Ind. in July 1873. In late 1889 or early 1900 he married the former Elizabeth Bell. She was born in Ind. in Sept. 1869.

The Clark family follows. Stephen A. Clark was born in Ind. in Jan. 1852 and works in the gas and oil field. On Oct. 26, 1871 in Rush Co. he married Orpha Bowen. She was born in Ind. in July 1851. They have one child, Pearl, who was born in Apr. 1880.

Next week’s column will continue with information on the residences of Jefferson Street in 1900 Knightstown. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.

 

Genealogical Gleanings 36 – Jefferson Street 1900 continued

This week’s column continues with information on the residences shown on Knightstown’s Jefferson Street in 1900. There were 85 residences on this street in that year’s census. The families of the first 31 homes were detailed in previous columns and this week features nine more.

Following the Clark family (detailed last week) lives the White family. Allen S. White, a farmer, was born in Ind. in Sept. 1848. His wife of 23 years, Anna R., was born in New York on Apr. 1845. They are the parents of three children – Fredrick M. (born Mar. 1878), Eleanor R. (born Apr. 1880), and Frank J. (born July 1883). Fred is working as a salesman.

Mrs. Rosa M. Edward, a widow, is shown next. Rosa was born in Ohio in Mar. 1816. She is the mother of six children, all living. Rosa’s daughter Mary (born Mar. 1851 in Ind.) is living with her. Mary was married to Robert Kenney on May 3, 1882. Though this census shows that Mary is married, her husband is not listed as living in the home.

Enumerated next is Olin E. Holloway, a physician. Dr. Holloway was born in Ind. in Apr. 1856. On Oct. 22, 1884 in Henry Co. he married Maude M. Furgason. She was born in Ind. in Sept. 1858. They are the parents of two children, though only their son Jean S. Holloway is still living. He was born in May 1888. Also living in the home is Emma Weaver, a servant, who was born in Ind. in Feb. 1858.

Michigan native A. C. Wailing is listed after the Holloway home. Mr. Wailing was born in Dec. 1847 and is employed as a contractor. His wife of 30 years, Susan, was born in Aug. 1850 in Mich. They are the parents of five children, though only three survive. Still living at home is Nellie (born Apr. 1878) and Robert (born Oct. 1883). The entire family was born in Michigan.

Rozamond Harrison and Ella, his wife of 24 years, live next. Mr. Harrison, who has worked as a telegraph operator for more than 20 years, was born in Ind. in Aug. 1850. Mrs. Harrison was born in Dec. 1849. They do not have any children.

The Morris home follows. Alfeus O. Morris, a retail grocer, was born in Ind. in Jan. 1851. On Jan. 30, 1878 in Henry Co. he married August V. “Gussie” Welborn. She was born in Ind. in Oct. 1852. They do not have any children.

Wesley Byerly and family are shown next. Mr. Byerly was born in Ind. in Sept. 1838. On Dec. 31, 1863 in Henry Co. he married Mahala Hall, a Virginia native. She was born in Nov. 1838. They are the parents of five children, all of whom survive. Still living at home are their children Emma (born Oct. 1864), Mary Maude (born Feb. 1866), Nellie (born Apr. 1871), and Sadie (born May 1875). A son, Edgar (born abt. 1868), was living at home with the family in 1880. The 1900 census also shows that Maude’s occupation is a dressmaker.

Leander “Lee” Fort follows. Mr. Fort, a horse dealer, was born in Ind. in Jan. 1838. On Apr. 4, 1861 in Henry Co. he married Ellen Butt, who was born in Ind. in June 1840. They are the parents of one child, Frank (born abt. 1863), who is no longer living at home. Also living in the home is Hubert Kotterman (born Ind. Aug. 1882) and Elizabeth Fort, sister of Lee, who was born in Ind. in Sept. 1842.

New York native Samuel Eldridge, a music teacher, is listed next. Mr. Eldridge was born in Aug. 1847. His wife of 29 years, Augusta, was born in Ohio in Sept. 1849. They are the parents of four children, all surviving. Living at home is daughter Alphedia (born Oct. 1873 in Ohio) and son Clifton (born Nov. 1887 in Ind.) as well as son Byron and his wife. Byron Eldridge, a barber, was born in Ohio in Sept. 1876. He married Effie Laverty in Boone Co. on Nov. 17, 1898. Effie was born in Ind. in Mar. 1879.

Next week’s column will continue with information on the residences of Jefferson Street in 1900 Knightstown. Further information or corrections on any of the individuals listed in this column or any previous column is welcome and may be sent via email to scox@thebanneronline.com.