Saturday, January 28, 2017

On This Day...January 28



Births:

1836 - David Dillman - Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1857 - Charles A Batman - Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1906 - Gertrude Gaul - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois (Khris's collateral ancestor)


Marriages:

1809 - John E Harrison & Mary Polly Ashby - Shelby County, Kentucky (Lisa's collateral ancestors)

1949 - Francis J Striby & Virginia Maude Hollingsworth - Marion County, Indiana (Khris's collateral ancestors)


Deaths:

1903 - Idella Garrett Landiss - English, Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1929 - John Enslin - South Canaan, Wayne County, Pennsylvania (Khris's collateral ancestor)

2011 - Joan Louise Crim Harrison - New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)




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Friday, January 27, 2017

On This Day...January 27



Births:

1898 - Christopher Louis Gaul - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois (Khris's collateral ancestor)

1906 - Leo Benjamin Harrison - Byrneville, Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's direct ancestor)

1941 - Bettie Jean Byrne - New Salisbury, Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)


Deaths:

1856 - Sarah Summers Mock - Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1908 - Matthew Paul Obergfell Sr - Sidney, Richland County, Montana (Khris's collateral ancestor)

2004 - Harry Thomas Harrison - New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)




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Thursday, January 26, 2017

On This Day...January 26



Births:

1823 - Chauncey Carter Byrn - Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1836 - Evaline Webb - Kentucky (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1845 - Eliza Burton - Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1846 - Abigail Whitehead, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1862 - Herbert Henry Reed - South Canaan Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania (Khris's collateral ancestor)


Marriages:

1896 - John Otto Kern & Sarah Emma Gray - Boone County, Indiana (Khris's collateral ancestors)


Deaths:

1991 - Elwood Levell, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

2014 - Melvin Laverine Dillman - Jennings Township, Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)




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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

On This Day...January 25



Births:

1879 - Millie Smith - Byrneville, Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1883 - Frank Freiberger - Floyds Knobs, Floyd County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1914 - Carl Wilson Harrison - Georgetown, Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1941 - Charles Larry Dillman - Taswell, Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)


Marriages:

1815 - Catharina Zehe & Josephus Leppert - Söllingen, Rastatt, Baden (Khris's collateral ancestors)


Deaths:

1858 - William A Byrn - Schuyler County, Missouri (Lisa's collateral ancestor)




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Monday, January 23, 2017

Amanuensis Monday...Adam Kern - Last Will and Testament






                                                                                                                                

The following is a line by line transcription of the Last Will and Testament of Adam Kern.

[page 70]

Will of Adam Kern

Be it remembered that on this day to wit the 8 day
of August in the year 1838 was presented for
record the last will and testament of
Adam Kern late of Monroe County Indiana.
- which will is also proven by the oath
of Dudley C Smith and William Bryant
two of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and
which is in the following words and figures
to wit.
Be it remembered that I Adam Kern of
the County of Monroe and State of Indiana,
being of sound and perfect mind and memory
do on the 14 day of September and in the
year 1834 make and ordain this my
last will and testament in manner and
form following to wit hereby revoking all other
will or wills by me  first my Soul I recomm
=end to God, and body to be Buried in a
christian manner.  it is my will that all my
just debts be paid as soon as possible it is
my will that my Son Coonrod have the tract
of land on which I live.  it is also my will 
at the same time my wife Mary have all the
possession and privilege which is Guaranteed to
her on said land where I now live and every
thing else contained in an article made and
entered into by me and and her on the 20th
day of October 1825, wich article is on record
in the office in this County.  I will that my
daughters Sarah and Anne and Elizabeth have 
fifty cents each in addition to what I have
given them, and I also will that my sons
Adam, Abraham and William have fifty
cents each in addition to what I have given
them and I also will that my daughter Susan
have 50 cts in addition to what I have given
her.  I will that daughter Polley get ten

[page 71]

dollars in addition to which I have given
her.  I will that Mary my wife have all my 
all my house hold furniture and one cow and
heifer her choise all of which she is to possess
her life time.  I will also to my wife my
mare as long as life after which my will is
that she fall to my Son Coonrod the other
property above named to my wife be disposed
of accordingly said named articles it is my
will that all and every particle of property
not otherwise disposed of in this will
be my Son Coonrads and and he pay all my
just debts.  I appoint John Goodnight
and Coonrod Kern to execute this will with full
power.  As witness where of I set my hand
and seal this 14th day of Sept. 1834.
all the words witnessed before as signed

Test.
                                
John A Givens    
          his                                }  Adam Kern {seal}                
Wm    x   Bryant  
         mark



Feby, the 9th 1836,
I also will that my wife Mary have
fifty Bushels of corn.   I will that she
have four Head of Hogs.  I will that she
have two ewes and two lambs,  I will her
all my beds and bedding, except one bed
and Bedstead and bedding belonging to it, 
Signed and Sealed in presence of us
              
Dudley C Smith
                                  }   Adam Kern  {seal}
Julian Kern



Note:  I have transcribed the Will keeping the spelling and punctuation as written.


This Will was written in 1834 with a codicil dated 1836; the Will being recorded in 1838. It references a land deed recorded in 1825 between Adam and his second wife Mary. 

Adam left money and/or property to all of his children. At least two, Anna Kern Sears and Elizabeth Kern Younger, were according to records I have located both deceased by 1824. So, why would he leave money to them specifically and not to their surviving family members? It appears that there is more research on Adam Kern and his family in my future.



(Adam Kern 1762-1838 - Khris's Maternal 4X Great Grandfather)



Sources: Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999 (Ancestry.com).




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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Saturday, January 21, 2017

On This Day...January 21



Births:

1921 - Sara Jane Kern - Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana (Khris's collateral ancestor)


Deaths:

1886 - Dr. Noah Fouts - New Salisbury, Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

2011 - Wendell Lee Wiseman - Jeffersonville, Clark County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)



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Friday, January 20, 2017

On This Day...January 20



Deaths:

1913 - Elmer Enslin - South Canaan, Wayne County, Pennsylvania (Khris's collateral ancestor)

1924 - Oliver Wright - Hawley, Wayne County, Pennsylvania (Khris's collateral ancestor)



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Thursday, January 19, 2017

On This Day...January 19



Births:

1935 - Ronald Darwin Freiberger - New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)


Deaths:

1887 - Wallace Harrison - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1937 - Lillie Maud Shaffar - Dunklin County, Missouri (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1967 - Benjamin Ova Byrn - Byrneville, Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)



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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

On This Day...January 18



Deaths:

1910 - Flossie May Mitchell Kern - Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana (Khris's collateral ancestor)

1914 - Reuben E Harrison - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1961 - Nettie Belle Ray Dillman - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)




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Saturday, January 14, 2017

On This Day...January 14



Births:

1846 - Sarah Ann Miner - Pennsylvania (Khris's collateral ancestor)

1923 - Delbert Marion Shaffar - Gideon, New Madrid County, Missouri (Lisa's collateral ancestor)


Deaths:

1908 - William Landiss - English, Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1967 - Clyde Taylor Dillman - Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky (Lisa's direct ancestor)

2013  - Francis Striby - Marion County, Indiana (Khris's collateral ancestor)




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Friday, January 13, 2017

On This Day...January 13



Births:

1885 - Kathryne Magdelena Freiberger - Floyds Knobs, Floyd County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1919 - Opal Olive Ault - Lamar, Chase County, Nebraska (Lisa's collateral ancestor)


Deaths:

1846 - Gallus Stierle - Aasen, Villingen, Baden (Khris's collateral ancestor)






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Thursday, January 12, 2017

On This Day...January 12



Births:

1834 - Nancy Jane Anderson - Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)


Deaths:

1909 - Nancy Jane Martin Engleman - Floyd County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1924 - Isaiah Wilton - Vanderburgh County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1964 - Oral Lee Smith - New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)




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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Wednesday's Child...Alton Floyd Kern



          Telling the life story of one who died too soon


                                                           ...lest he be forgotten.



Alton Floyd Kern; Oak Hill Cemetery; Lebanon, Indiana


Alton Floyd Kern was the second of two children born to William Nelson and Flossie May Mitchell Kern. He was born on Friday, April 17, 1908 in Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana. At the time of his birth his father William was 21 and his mother Flossie was 19 years old. His older sister, Daisy Marie, had been born in 1905.

On January 18, 1910 when Alton was not quite two years old his mother Flossie died leaving William to raise two young children. 

By April of 1910 Alton, along with his sister Daisy, were living with their maternal grandparents Ora and Mollie Mitchell. They were still living in Lebanon, Indiana. Their father, William, was also still residing in Lebanon although alone in another residence.

The 1920 Federal Census shows Alton, then 12 years old, still residing with his now widowed maternal grandmother Mollie. His sister Daisy was also still living in the home. Records show his father William was now re-married and living in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The following newspaper mention was published in the Lebanon Daily Reporter, dated June 21, 1922:





Unfortunately, soon after entering the hospital Alton died from his illness. His obituary was published in the Lebanon Pioneer, dated July 6, 1922:





One can tell from the following newspaper article from the Lebanon Daily Reporter dated July 18, 1922 that Alton was much loved and would be greatly missed. 






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




(Alton Floyd Kern - Khris's Maternal 1st cousin 1X removed)



Sources: Gravestone Photo Information (Marc Doty-FindAGrave Contributor #46843703-Used with Permission); 1910 Federal Census & 1920 Federal Census (Ancestry.com); Lebanon Daily Reporter & Lebanon Pioneer (NewspaperARCHIVE.com)



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...January 11



Births:

1925 - Patricia E Seiter - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (Khris's collateral ancestor)


Deaths:

1864 - Celia Byrne Harrison - Byrneville, Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's direct ancestor)

1875 - Lydia Fouts Ellis - Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1901 - Thompson Van Meter Harrison - Clarke County, Iowa (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1926 - James A Miner - Waymart, Wayne County, Pennsylvania (Khris's collateral ancestor)


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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

On This Day...January 10


Births:

1833 - James G Kinkaid - Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1899 - Hartwell Marion Shaffer - Pascola, Pemiscot County, Missouri (Lisa's collateral ancestor)


Marriages:

1800 - Philip Byerly & Christina Lukenbill - Rowan County, North Carolina (Lisa's direct ancestors)

1860 - Esek Harrison & Nancy Ann Barfield - Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's direct ancestors)


Deaths:

1881 - Bryant E Landis - Bedford County, Tennessee (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1911 - Harvey Potter - Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1941 - Edward A Minor - Waymart, Wayne County, Pennsylvania (Khris's collateral ancestor)

1963 - Ruby Violet Harrison Byrne - New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana (Lisa's direct ancestor)


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Saturday, January 7, 2017

On This Day...January 7



Births:

1895 - Margaret Luella Byrn - Downing, Schuyler County, Missouri (Lisa's collateral ancestor)


Marriages:

1826 - Rebecca Harrison & Enoch Holland - Montgomery County, Maryland (Lisa's collateral ancestors)

1832 - Celia Byrne & Benjamin Harrison - Byrneville, Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's direct ancestors)


Deaths:

1914 - Joseph Kincaid Landiss - Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)




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Friday, January 6, 2017

On This Day...January 6



Births:

1909 - Sarah Geneva Cox - Boone County, Indiana (Khris's collateral ancestor)

1909 - Fern Virginia Kern - Brown Township, Montgomery County, Indiana (Khris's collateral ancestor)

1910 - Glidden E Byrn - Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)



Deaths:

1871 - Martha Kersey Kern - Indiana (Khris's collateral ancestor)

1948 - Celia Anna Blythe Dillman - Everett, Snohomish, Washington (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1962 - Rosa Swingle Wood - Canaan, Wayne County, Pennsylvania (Khris's collateral ancestor)

2008 - Bertha Lucille Dillman Cogell - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)


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Thursday, January 5, 2017

On This Day...January 5



Births:

1836 - Mary Elizabeth Roberson - Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1881 - Hyatt M Martin - Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1894 - Belma Race - Lake Ariel, Wayne County, Pennsylvania (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1900 - Sherman Elmore Byrne - Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1930 - Laddie Hartwell Shaffar - Missouri (Lisa's collateral ancestor)



Marriages:

1815 - Nancy Batman & Lewis Peyton - Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestors)


Deaths:

1865 - Brigitta Stierle - Aasen, Villingen, Baden, Germany (Khris's collateral ancestor)

1989 - Paul Leonard Shaffar - Sikeston, Scott County, Missouri (Lisa's collateral ancestor)


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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

On This Day...January 4



Births:

1792 - Solomon Mock - Rowan County, North Carolina (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1824 - George Crawford - Kentucky (Lisa's collateral ancestor)


Deaths:

1937 - Nettie Anne Byrn Martin - Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1945 - Tilghman Harrison - Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1970 - Fred Conrad Roberson - Jefferson County, Kentucky (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1994 - Corwin Fouts - New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)



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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

On This Day...January 3



Births:

1692 - Otho Holland - Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1883 - Lewis Levi Harrison - Shelby County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1902 - Josephine Couch - Boone County, Indiana (Khris's collateral ancestor)

1906  - Orville Wayne Dillman - Crawford County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)


Marriages:

1827 - Thomas Kersey & Elizabeth Hinton - Kentucky (Khris's direct ancestors)

1916 - Leota Dillman & Marcellus Raymond Berry - Kittitas County, Washington (Lisa's collateral ancestors)


Deaths:

1905 - Peter Vandermark - Van Etten, Chemung County, New York (Khris's collateral ancestor)

1921 - Mary Ellen Robinson Brown - Wilkes Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania (Khris's collateral ancestor)

1931 - Miletus Forest Bell - Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1949 - Frances Jennison Harrison Templeman - Los Angeles County, California (Lisa's collateral ancestor)


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Monday, January 2, 2017

On This Day...January 2



Births:

1846  - Gallus Stierle - Aasen, Villingen, Baden, Germany (Khris's collateral ancestor)


Deaths:

1917 - Sarah Elizabeth Harrison Walton - Clay Township, Hendricks County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1932 - George Spangenberg - South Canaan, Wayne County, Pennsylvania (Khris's collateral ancestor)



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Sunday, January 1, 2017

On This Day...January 1



Births:

1875 - Nettie Anne Byrn - Byrneville, Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1888 - Rachel L Saulman - Indiana - (Lisa's collateral ancestor)

1892 - Earl Jay Palmer - Enfield, Tompkins County, New York (Khris's collateral ancestor)


Marriages:

1861 - Lydia Fouts & Joseph Ellis - Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's collateral ancestors)

1901 - Ruby Violet Harrison & Robert Blaine Byrne - Harrison County, Indiana (Lisa's direct ancestors)


Deaths:

1955 - Anna Gertrude Gaul Schmid - Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota (Khris's collateral ancestor)



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