Monday, November 7, 2016

On This Day...November 7



Births:

1830 - Surilda Boston - Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)

1841 - Samuel Wright - Orange County, New York (Khris's direct ancestor)


Deaths:

1837 - James Payton - Magnolia, Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)

1880 - George Warden Kern - Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana (Khris's direct ancestor)

2015 - Kevin Lee Wiseman - Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky (Lisa's collateral relative)




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Sunday, November 6, 2016

On This Day...November 6



Births:

1762 - Katharine Riblin - North Carolina (Khris's direct ancestor)


Deaths:

1902 - William Wheeler Hubbell - Virginia (Khris's collateral relative)

1982 - Estel Elmer Dillman - Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota (Lisa's collateral relative)




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Saturday, November 5, 2016

On This Day...November 5



Births:

1863 - Karl Seiter - Söllingen, Rastatt, Baden (Khris's collateral relative)

1888 - Edward Carl Harrison - Byrneville, Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)


Marriages:

1857 - David Dillman & Evaline Webb - Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)


Deaths:

1916 - Felix Wiseman - Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)

1924 - Susan Dillman Byerly - Mount Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois (Lisa's collateral relative)

1978 - Orville Wayne Dillman - Suffolk County, Massachusetts (Lisa's collateral relative)

1995 - Melvin Pennington - Montana - (Khris's collateral relative)



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Friday, November 4, 2016

On This Day...November 4



Births:

1811 - Jane Hall - Nicholas County, Kentucky (Khris's collateral relative)

1913  - Robert Emsley Byrne - Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)


Marriages:

1868 - Charles Leason Byrn & Nancy Hazzard - Floyd County, Indiana (Lisa's direct ancestor - Charles Leason Byrn)




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Thursday, November 3, 2016

On This Day...November 3



Births:

1879 - Aaron Gephart Fessel - Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)


Marriages:

1779 - Nathan Harrison & Verlinda Browning - Montgomery County, Maryland (Lisa's collateral relatives)

1877 - John Michael Dillman & Emma Ballard - Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relatives)


Deaths:

1915 - Elodia Wilhelmina Shaffer Bridges - Dunklin County, Missouri (Lisa's collateral relative)

1953 - Andrew Hornung - Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky (Lisa's collateral relative)




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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wednesday's Child...Teresie Seiter

...lest she be forgotten.


Seiter Family Marker; St. Joseph Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana



Teresie Seiter Gravestone; St. Joseph Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana


Teresie was the fifth of ten children born to Christopher (Christoph) and Cecelia Stierle Seiter.  She was born on Wednesday, August 27, 1884 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. By the time of her birth the Christopher and Cecelia had already suffered the death of their second born child, Anna, in 1879.

Christopher and Cecelia, both German immigrants, were a part of the large German population in Indianapolis during the late nineteenth century. At that time Indianapolis had several German language newspapers. I found the following record of Teresie's birth in The Indianapolis Tribüne, dated August 30, 1884:




Listed under the heading 'Geburten' (births)
Christian Seiter (I have, on several occasions, found his name listed as such), Mädchen (girl), 27, August. 


Teresie's life was short. Teresie died on July 15, 1887 at the age of 2 years, 9 months, 19 days old. She is buried in St. Joseph Cemetery located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her gravestone says:

                                                                                                     Teresie Seiter
                                                                                                 GEB 27 AUG 1884 
                                                                                                 GEST 15 JULI 1887 

Notice that it is written in German.

I found the following notice of her death in The Indianapolis Tribüne, dated July 16, 1887:






Listed under the heading "The Small Town Herald". 
"Mr. Christ Seiter and his wife have lost through death their nearly 3 year old little daughter."

Teresie's Certificate of Death Record lists her cause of death as "Dephtheria [sic] (2 Days)".  

Diphtheria, a bacterial infection of the upper-respiratory system, was once call "The Strangling Angel of Children". Considered highly contagious, easily transmitted through contact with an infected person, this disease spread rapidly through families. Until the beginning of the 1920's diphtheria was one of the leading causes of death in children. The disease caused pain, swelling of the neck and lymph nodes and eventually suffocation and death.


Teresie Seiter's life ended too soon; her life story too short. But she hasn't been forgotten.





(Teresie Seiter - Khris's Grand Aunt)


Sources: Gravestone Photos (Lisa's Personal Collection); The Indianapolis Tribüne (Hoosier State Chronicles); Certificate of Death Record (Marion County Indiana Health Department)




Wednesday’s Child blog postings include photos of gravestones of children. A sad topic but posts can give life to the stories of these young souls.
Wednesday’s Child is a genealogical blogging prompt suggested by Thomas MacEntee at GeneaBloggers.




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On This Day...November 2


Births:

1928 - Dallas Byrne Fouts - New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)

1938 - Patsy Sue Patterson - Floyd County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)


Marriages:

1856 - Benjamin Harrison Mock & Ann Summers - Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relatives)


Deaths:

1906 - William Byrn - Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)

2014 - Mildred Sacksteder Suter - Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky (Lisa's collateral relative)




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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

On This Day...November 1



Births:

1934 - Dona Rae Linstead - Washington  (Lisa's collateral relative)


Marriages:

1765 - John Landiss & Mary Paris - Granville County, North Carolina (Lisa's direct ancestors)


Deaths: 

1926 - Joseph H Dillman - Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)

1930 - Ida F Byrn Ogg - New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)

1997 - William Robert Patterson - Scottsburg, Scott County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)

2000 - Larry Dennis Harrison - New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)

2001 - Orlyn Laverne Edler - Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana (Lisa's collateral relative)




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Monday, October 31, 2016

Amanuensis Monday...Peter Dillman - Last Will and Testament






The following is a line by line transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Peter Dillman.

[page 208]

Last Will and Testament of Peter Dillman, Dec'd.

     I Peter Dillman of Gards Point in the County of Wabash
and State of Illinois, of the age of Sixty-five years and being of sound
mind and memory, do make and publish and declare this
my last will and testament in the manner following, that
is to say:
     First - I direct that my just debts be paid.
     Second - I give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth D.
Dillman, all the household and kitchen furniture that
she may desire to retain.
     Third - I give and bequeath to my wife Elizabeth
D. Dillman, one half of the proceeds of the sale of all my
property both read and personal of every description as
hereinafter directed.
     Fourth - To my daughter Cynthia J. Dillman I
give and bequeath the sum of One Hundred and eighty
dollars ($180.00). To Joshua Dillman my son the sum of
Eighty dollars ($80.00) and to Clyde Dillman, my grand-
son and son by adoption I give and bequeath the sum
of One hundred and Eighty dollars (180.00).
     Fifth - After the above bequests are made as I direct
above, the balance of the proceeds of the sale of my real and
personal property as above stated I desire and direct to
be divided equally between all my heirs at law share and
share alike.
     Sixth - I do hereby appoint my wife Elizabeth D Dill-
man, and Joseph Shearer, executors of this my last Will
and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made
and direct that these executors be allowed by the Court to
serve and carry into execution of this will without being
required to give bond.
     Seventh - I direct that after my decease my executors
appraise and sell my personal property and also my
real estate of every name and nature whatsoever, and
carry into effect strictly the above provisions of this will.
     In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand
and seal this twentieth day of September 1899.
                         Peter Dillman  {seal}

     The above instrument consisting of two sheets
was at the date therof signed sealed published and
declared by the said Peter Dillman as and for

[page 208]

his last will and testament in presence of us, who at
his request and in his presence and in the presence
of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses
thereto.
                         E. S. Haupt, Residing at Gards Point Wabash Co.
                         B. A. Shearer



Probate of Will

State of Illinois
                               }    In County Court of said County.
Wabash County


                         In Probate November Term A.D. 1899.

     Personally appeared in open Court E. S. Haupt
and B. A. Shearer subscribing witnesses to the foregoing
instrument of writing, purporting to be the last Will
and Testament of Peter Dillman, late of Wabash County,
deceased, who being duly sworn according to law, do
depose and say, each for himself, that the foregoing is
the last Will and Testament of the said Peter Dillman
deceased; that they subscribed their names therto as
attesting witnesses at the request of the said Testator,
and in his presence, and in the presence of each other,
on the 20th day of September, A. D. 1899.
     That he then and these subscribed his name there-
to in their presence, and declared the same to be his
last Will and Testament; and that the said Testa-
tor at the time of executing the same as aforesaid was
of full age, of sound mind and memory, and
under no constraint.
                         E. S. Haupt
                         Barbar A. Shearer
     Subscribed and sworn to in open Court
this 6th day of November, 1899.
                         Geo. A. King
                               Clerk of the County Court
                         


This document has special significance to me. The Clyde Dillman mentioned in this document is my paternal great grandfather. This has helped answer a question I have had for years. Was Clyde adopted by his grandparents?

Here's what I know thru my research.
My 2x great grandmother Jemimah Dillman married John W Straughan in February of 1885 in Crawford County, Indiana.
Jemimah died soon after giving birth to my great grandfather Clyde in April of 1886. 
Clyde was raised by his grandparents Peter and Elizabeth Dillman.
Clyde took the surname Dillman. 

This Last Will and Testament of Peter Dillman shows on paper that he and Elizabeth did, indeed, adopt Clyde.

Now to discover who John W Straughan was and why didn't he raise his son Clyde.




(Peter Dillman - Lisa's Paternal 3X Great Grandfather)





Sources:  Illinois, Wills and Probate Records, 1771-1999 Ancestry.com); Crawford County Indiana Marriages, 1881-1886, Books E & F, Compiled by Ruth Slevin (genealogytrails.com/ind/); Jemimah Dillman headstone information (Photo from Lisa's private collection).




Amanuensis Monday blog postings focus on transcribing family letters, journals, audiotapes, 
and other historical artifacts. 
An Amanuensis is a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.
 Amanuensis Monday is a genealogical blogging prompt suggested by Thomas MacEntee at GeneaBloggers based on the popular ongoing series created by John Newmark at TransylvanianDutch.



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On This Day...October 31



Births:

1875 - Philena Frisbie - Wayne County, Pennsylvania (Khris's collateral relative)

1883 - Charles Thomas Byrn - Byrneville, Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)

1927 - Virginia Sacksteder - Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)


Deaths:

1908 - Nathaniel Kersey - Boone County, Indiana (Khris's collateral relative)

1964 - Herbert Wright - Hawley, Wayne County, Pennsylvania (Khris's collateral relative)




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Sunday, October 30, 2016

On This Day...October 30



Births:

1814  - Ransom Newton Byrn - Byrneville, Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)


Marriages:

1831 - Temple Cole Byrn Jr & Elizabeth Slaughterback - Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relatives)


Deaths:

1982 - Curran Sacksteder - Marengo, Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)




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Saturday, October 29, 2016

On This Day...October 29



Births:

1818 - Maria Stierle - Egesheim, Württemberg (currently: Egesheim, Tuttlingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany) (Khris's collateral relative)

1865 - Matilda Ellen Shaw - Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)

1907 - Seth Dorian Pennington - Sidney, Richland County, Montana (Khris's collateral relative)


Deaths:

1928 - William Clark Kern - New Market, Montgomery County, Indiana (Khris's collateral relative)

1931 - Susan Byrn Hazzard - Jefferson County, Kentucky (Lisa's collateral relative)

1953 - Albert Robert Obergfell - Sidney, Richland County, Montana (Khris's collateral relative)

1984 - Vincent Dillman - Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas (Lisa's collateral relative)

2000 - Larry Patterson - New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)




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Friday, October 28, 2016

On This Day...October 28



Births:

1838 - Felix Wiseman - Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)

1912 - Virgil Edison Corey - Greentown, Pike County, Pennsylvania (Khris's collateral relative)

1921 - Robert F Kern - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)

1947 - Larry Dennis Harrison - New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)


Deaths:

1923 - Thomas R Couch - Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana (Khris's collateral relative)

1930 - John Henry LaFollette - Seattle, King County, Washington (Lisa's collateral relative)





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Thursday, October 27, 2016

On This Day...October 27



Births:

1848 - Amalia Brehm - Söllingen, Rastatt, Baden (Khris's collateral relative)

1857 - Emma Warbritton - Montgomery County, Indiana (Khris's collateral relative)

1870 - Charles Walton - Kentucky (Lisa's collateral relative)

1920 - Valetta Arlene Byrn - Redfield, Spink County, South Dakota (Lisa's collateral relative)


Deaths:

1874 - George W Kersey - Boone County, Indiana (Khris's collateral relative)




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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wednesday's Child...Benjamin Harrison


Telling the life stories of those who died too soon...lest they be forgotten.




Benjamin Harrison
Son of Reuben and Harriet Harrison
Crown Hill Cemetery
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana



Benjamin Harrison was the first and only child born to Reuben and Harriet Bright Harrison. He was born in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana on November 21, 1869 (based on his age listed in his obituary).

The following information given for the city of Indianapolis Ward #2 for the 1870 Federal Census was based on those living in the household as of June 1, 1870. 







In this record I found Benjamin listed as 6 months old living with his father Reuben who was listed as a Lawyer. His mother is not recorded. Upon further research I discovered that she had died in February of that same year. 

I then found this published in The Indianapolis Journal later that same year dated Friday, September 16, 1870:

                                                                                                                                                                                        
The Indianapolis Journal, Indianapolis, Indiana
Friday, September 16, 1870
Page 8 Column 4

Benjamin died of cholera infantum. The modern definition of cholera infantum is 'an acute infectious disease of infancy, characterized by diarrhea, and in severe cases by vomiting, rapid emaciation and extreme prostration.'

Benjamin was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery located in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is buried in a Harrison family plot. Notice his information on the gravestone is incorrect based on both the census and newspaper records. The others listed on the gravestone are an uncle (Temple C Harrison), a cousin (Celia Ellen Harrison*), his mother (Hattie B Harrison) and his half siblings (Florence Harrison and Child of R. E. Harrison).


Benjamin's life ended too soon; his life story too short. But he hasn't been forgotten.



(Benjamin Harrison - Lisa's Maternal 1st cousin 3X removed)



*- See Wednesday's Child - Celia Ellen Harrison - dated October 19, 2016.


Sources: 1870 Federal Census (Ancestry.com); The Indianapolis Journal (newspaperARCHIVE.com); Gravestone Photo Information (Eric McGuire-FindAGrave Contributor #46925829-September 2015-Used with permission).



Wednesday’s Child blog postings include photos of gravestones of children. A sad topic but posts can give life to the stories of these young souls.
Wednesday’s Child is a genealogical blogging prompt suggested by Thomas MacEntee at GeneaBloggers.





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On This Day...October 26



Deaths:

1882 - Samuel Francis Dillman - Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)

2000 - Delmont K Byrn - Washtenaw County, Michigan (Lisa's collateral relative)




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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

On This Day...October 25



Births:

1901 - Otha Lillian Cox - Indiana (Khris's collateral relative)


Marriages:

1899 - Florence Mae Engleman & William Rivers King - Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relatives)


Deaths:

1858 - Abraham Kern - Lawrence County, Indiana (Khris's collateral relative)

1941 - Conda J Martin - Georgetown, Floyd County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)

1945 - Moses T Spangenberg - Waymart, Wayne County, Pennsylvania (Khris's collateral relative)

1998 - Glenna Butler Gilpin - Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania (Khris's collateral relative)



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Monday, October 24, 2016

On This Day...October 24



Births:

1917 - Charles Edward Minor - Wayne County, Pennsylvania (Khris's collateral relative)

1918 - Dorothy Pennington - Sidney, Richland County, Montana (Khris's collateral relative)


Deaths:

1974 - Alva W Shafer - East Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York (Khris's collateral relative)



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Sunday, October 23, 2016

On This Day...October 23



Marriages:

1866 - Henry Clay Byrn & Martha Ellen Gardner - Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relatives)

1910 - Eliza Lillie Aldridge & Ike Stewart - Pemiscot County, Missouri (Lisa's collateral relatives)


Deaths:

2008 - Delmer Ernest Linstead - Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington (Lisa's collateral relative)





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Saturday, October 22, 2016

On This Day...October 22




Births:

1900 - Gladys Moore - Hollisterville, Wayne County, Pennsylvania (Khris's collateral relative)


Deaths:

1921 - Mamie Race Bonacuse - Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania (Khris's collateral relative)






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Friday, October 21, 2016

On This Day...October 21



Births:

1843 - Henry Clay Fouts - Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)

1846 - Edward D Harrison - Boone County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)


Marriages:

1903 - Iola Fouts & Elmer Mitchell - Washington County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relatives)


Deaths:

1918 - Dewey Temple Byrn - Downing, Schuyler County, Missouri (Lisa's collateral relative)

1922 - Lucy Jane Landiss Grant - Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)

1987 - Elsie May Dillman Satterfield - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral relative)




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