Steuben County Queries

Submitted By:  Carla G. Whitley

Looking for anything on Jacob Wirick/Wyrick Family in Steuber County, Indiana
Found then in Census 1870 in Pleasant Lake. Thank you, Carla

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Submitted By: Shirley Alleshouse

I am searching for the parents of Frank Woodford, no dates, father of Ulah Ota Woodford, Alleshouse, b 6 June 1886. Lived Salem Center or Salem Township, Steuben County. Also searching for, Ida Amerman Woodford`s parents. Ida was Franks wife and mother of Ulah. These people are my paternal grgr grandparents. If anyone out there has anything please contact me.

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Submitted By: Eva Hamlton


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Submitted By: Janet Newman

Information about Robert and Sarah Elizabeth (Adams) Talmage.  Robert  was born in Canada of American born parents.
Robert and Sarah Elizabeth  Talmage were living in Angola Steuben Co.  IN in 1880 but Sarah Elizabeth was deceased by 1896 when her brother died.  
Sarah E. Adams was born 1836 in Delaware Co. OH. Did she die in Steuben  Co.?  Their son John L. Talmage was living in MI in 1911.
Any lead appreciated.

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Submitted By: Joey Pedigo

I am trying to verify that Charlotte Harpham [1844 Lincolnshire, England - 1892 Steuben Co., IN] who m. Jonathan Menges [1844 Wayne Co., OH - 1911 Greenville, MI] was the d/o John & Margaret Gillanders Harpham. 

Charlotte and Jonathan were married 4 Oct 1868 in Steuben Co., IN and had 4 children that I know of:  Viola b. abt1870, Charley b. abt 1874, Mary b. abt 1878, Sidena Apr. 1880 - 1959 West Columbia, TX.  Sidena m. William M. Harper [1872-1932 TX] 3 daughters were born to this couple: Charlotte, Ruth, and Florene.  Charlotte m. an unnamed Carleton; Ruth m. John McCann, and Florene m. Joe Smith.  All lived in Texas.  It is believed that all 3 of them are deceased. 

Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated and I would like to see if I could not connect Charlotte to John & Margaret Gillanders Harpham. 

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Submitted By: Joey Pedigo

HARPHAM:  Charlotte Harpham m. Jonathan Menges. Today when I was  viewing the 1860 IN census, Steuben Co., Steuben Twp. I came across two families  of HARPHAMs:
457  468  Joseph  Harpham              22 M        Farmer   350   320  England
                Lydia Harpham                 18  F        Keeping  house        Indiana
                Elizabeth   Harpham           59  F       Keeping  house        England
                Mary  Harpham                 19  F                                       England
                Charlotte   Harpham          15  F                                       England
459 469   John  Harpham                  50  M       Farmer   1000  500    England
                Margaret   Harpham          40  F        Keepinghouse             Ireland
                Martha   Harpham              15 F        housework                  Indiana
                Joseph   Harpham              10  M                                         Indiana
                James J.   Hrapham              6 M                                          Indiana
                Samuel  Harpham                 4  M                                         Indiana
                Margaret A. Harpham        9/12  F                                        Indiana
This makes me believe that there were 2 families of HARPHAMs in Steuben  Co., IN.  Does anyone have any supporting evidence of this  possibility?
Charlotte Harpham & Jonathan Menges had the following children:

Descendants of Jonathan Menges

1 Jonathan Menges b: June 11, 1844 in Wayne Co., OH d: March 02, 1911 in  Greenville, MI

.. +Charlotte Harpham b: July 18, 1844 in Lincolnshire, England m: October  04, 1868 in Steuben Co., IN d: April 17, 1892 in Steuben Co., IN

......... 2 Viola Menges b: Abt. 1870 in IN

............. +Charles Roseborough m: June 14, 1891 in Steuben Co., IN

......... 2 Charles Menges b: Abt. 1874 in IN

......... 2 Mary Menges b: Abt. 1876 in IN

......... 2 Sidena L. Menges b: April 1880 in IN d: 1959 in West Columbia,  Brazoria Co., TX

............. +William M. Harper b: 1872 m: Abt. 1900 d: 1932 in West  Columbia, Brazoria Co., TX

.................... 3 Charlotte Harper b: August 18, 1903 d: January 22,  1988

........................ +Unnamed Carleton

.................... 3 Ruth Harper b: December 09, 1905 d: November 1982

........................ +John McCann b: May 19, 1902 d: March 1975

.................... 3 Florene Harper

........................ +Joe Smith

Any help in filling out this line would be appreciated.  I am trying to  fill in that William Harpham d. 7 May 1860 may have been Charlotte's  father.   I find no listing for Elizabeth Harpham above in the  Cemeteries of Steuben Co., IN 1990, she could have remarried if indeed she were  married to William who died before the 1860 census.

Other HARPHAMs married into the Wolf family and these are connected to John  & Margaret Gillander Harpham, the 2nd family listed above.  Looking  forward to some response from those who view the Steuben Co. usgenweb page.

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Submitted By: Joey Pedigo
Trying to find out where Sidena Menges [d/o Jonathan & Charlotte Harpham
Menges] 1880 Steuben Co., IN - 1959 Brazoria Co., TX m. William W. Harper
1872 IN - 1932 Brazoria Co., TX. Any information on this couple would be

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Submitted By: Joey Pedigo
       Until recently, I thought that Charlotte Harpham w/o Jonathan Menges was a daughter of John & Margaret Gillanders Harpham as she was born in Lincolnshire, England.  However, I have found her this in regards to her at the Carnegie Library in Angola, IN:

Menges, Charlotte Harpham
b. Lincolnshire, England, came to US with parents in 1852.
d. April 17, 1892 ae 47 y 9m 29 d
m. Jonathan Menges Oct. 3, 1868
Children: (4) 1b, 3g

The John Harpham's were in the USA prior to 1852 according to other information that I have.

Here is an outline descendant tree for William Harpham, who I believe to
be her father:
Descendants of William Harpham?
1 William Harpham?
... +Elizabeth b: Abt. 1801 in England
.......... 2 Charlotte Harpham b: July 18, 1844 in Lincolnshire, England
d: April 17, 1892 in Steuben Co., IN
.............. +Jonathan Menges b: June 11, 1844 in Wayne Co., OH m:
October 04, 1868 in Steuben Co., IN d: March 02, 1911 in Greenville, MI
..................... 3 Viola Menges b: Abt. 1870 in IN
......................... +Charles Roseborough m: June 14, 1891 in Steuben
Co., IN
..................... 3 Charles Menges b: Abt. 1874 in IN
..................... 3 Mary Menges b: Abt. 1876 in IN
..................... 3 Sidena L. Menges b: April 1880 in IN d: 1959 in West Columbia, Brazoria Co., TX
......................... +William Washington Harper b: April 21, 1872 in IN m: Abt. 1900 d: 1932 in West Columbia, Brazoria Co., TX
................................ 4 Charlotte Harper b: August 18, 1903 in OH d: January 22, 1988
.................................... +Unnamed Carleton
................................ 4 Ruth Harper b: December 09, 1905 in MI d: November 1982
.................................... +John McCann b: May 19, 1902 d: March 1975
................................ 4 Florene Harper b: Abt. 1910 in OH
.................................... +Joe Smith
................................ 4 Clyde V. Harper b: Abt. 1913 in OH
.......... 2 Joseph Harpham b: 1838
.......... 2 Mary Harpham b: Abt. 1841
Would appreciate any information on any of the children of William and
Elizabeth Harpham that anyone may have. Thank you for your help.

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Submitted By: Sarah Atherton

  Am searching for descendants of Edward and Caroline LETTS, who moved their  family to Steuben County in or about 1852. Their children were listed in the 1850 Census of Huron County, Ohio (shortly before the move to Indiana) as: Diana, 22; Daniel, 20; Nelson, 8; Edgar, 4; and Millard, 1. Nelson served  in the 74th Indiana Volunteers during the Civil War. I have family documents,  letters and photos/tintypes, and would like to exchange information with family members interested in so doing.

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Submitted By: Neda Cooper-Cancaro

Searching for any kind of data on Lyman(sp) McLain. Died 18 April 1879 in Steuben County. Husband of Julia Ann Cline.

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Submitted By: Marilyn L. Canfield

Would APPRECIATE hearing from anyone with  information on the David Cope who is shown on the west
side of the Civil War Monument in Angola?
Cope, David 74th Ind. Inf. Died or killed in Service West Side of Monument
Also Cornell, George W. 74th Ind. Inf. West Side of Monument
We found a pension file listing on :
David Cope
Unit Company H. 74th Indiana Infantry Regiment
Enlisted Aug 9, 1862
Residence Angola Indiana
Died Aughust 18, 1863 Indianapolis Indiana

there is also a Widow Application for Mary E. Cope and a Minor's Application with Mortimer E. Morgan as guardian.  We do know Mary md. Mortimer about 1866. We have a conflict of Mary E Cornell's and David Copes'  both seemed to be
common names in that area. Would appreciate hearing from anyone with information..

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Submitted By:  Neda Cooper-Cancaro

  Need any information on Lyman (sp?) and Julia Ann Cline McLain. Both in 1870 census in Salem Township.He died in Steuben County, April 1879.  In 1880 Julia is widowed, living with son Daniel, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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Submitted By:   Ron Sherrow

I'm trying to find information on Sutton Sherrow, listed on monument in square on south side of monument. Cilvil War, Misl. Reg. 
I'm looking for Sherrow family's listed in 1900 census in Steuben Twp, Steuben  CO. IN.  Thank you.

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Submitted By:   Dori Partsch

  Seeking information on the soldier Griswold Phelps, 29th Indiana Infantry,  died or killed in service, and listed on the Steuben County Civil War memorial  monument.  His widow Rosetta applied for a pension based on his service.   I think his father was likely the Griswold Phelps who, according to the county  history, built the first frame barn in York Twp.  Thanks.

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Submitted By:    Patrick Fox

   Looking for Don Snyder married to Norma Lee Lochamire (deceased) 195?.

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Submitted By: Marilyn

Munger, Ora/Jack born 1908 in Angola, Ind. I am wondering if someone could check the 1910 census for me? Am looking for parents and siblings of ORA/JACK MUNGER BORN IN 1908 IN ANGOLA. THANKS FOR ANY HELP.

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Submitted By: Marilyn LeVeque

      Searching for descendants of Harmon Gilson Brown  (H.G. or Gilson),    listed in Steuben County 1880 Census as:
Gilson Brown, 50, W, M, farmer
Carrie M., 33, W, F, wife
Jennie E., 19, W, F, daughter
Calvin W., W, M, son
Orla A., W, M, son
unnamed son 1 month old.
Harmon Gilson is Uncle to Morris Brown who    was a  Commissioner of Steuben County.  Looking for descendants.
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Submitted By: Mary  

      Looking for information on Edna Matilda (Tidd)  Nichols Cashner   Born April 10, 1888 in Glenwood  Wisconsin.
Daughter of Richard and Olive Tidd.  Probably buried with her last   husband Martin Cashner in Greenlawn Cemetary-Orland, Indiana. Hoping for  further information for history.   
Also looking for Michael and Almira (Hardinger) Cashner.  They were married May 28, 1871 in Branch County, MIchigan.  Don't know where they are buried. Any information you could find would be appreciated. Thank you.

Submitted By: Nadine Grady

I'm researching my ggg-grandparents, Charles C. Bodley   (b.  Jun 25, 1807 in NY; d. Feb 03, 1881) and his wife Polly (VanHouten)   Bodley (b. Jun 21, 1813 in NY; d. Apr 12, 1900 in Homer, Michigan;   buried at North Church, somewhere in Steuben Co., Indiana).  They lived  in  Salem Township, Steuben County, Indiana. 
I'd love to hear from anyone with information on them, their children or their ancestors!

Submitted By: Marianne Hanselman

   I am looking for information on Aaron Hanselman He is located in 1850  census in Steuben twp., Steuben County Indiana. I have reason to believe   He is related to my Hanselman. A brother to my george Hanselman?. I  would  love to know if any of Aaron descendants know of all of Aaron  siblings to  prove or disprove my theory.

  Surnames I am searching in Steuben are: Hanselman, Hemry, Headley.
  Thanks for any help!  Marianne Hanselman

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Submitted By: Kim Smith

  I'm interested in finding more information about the Hotchkiss family of  Clear Lake Twp in Stuben County, Indiana.  My Great Great Grandfather  George moved through Monroe County, MI to Clear Lake.  Any assistance  is wonderful.  Thanks.

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Submitted By: Diane Williams

  I'am looking for some information, on a, Mrs. Cora [Payton] or Peyton. That  had some type fishing  bussiness in Angola, Indiana. Thank You, Diane

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Submitted By: Sandy Wood

I'm researching my maternal gr.-gr.-grandfather, Solomon Smith.  He was born ca. 1840 in Elkhart, IN according to the info I have.  He married Sarah Hamlin, daughter of Elias and Mary Ann Butler Hamlin, ca. 1860 in IN, then joined up as a private in Company C, 4th Cavalry Regiment of the Union Army in Indiana on 29 Jul 1862, giving his residence as Warsaw, IN..  He was discharged from the army on 22 May 1865.  He also served in the Mexican War, but I have no info on that yet.

 I know that sometime after his discharge the family was in Webster Co., NE, as that is where my gr.-grandfather, Frank Elias Smith was born in 1871.  Solomon and Sarah reportedly had 16 children, but only three survived to adulthood.

Sometime later, the families moved to KS, as Solomon and Sarah's mother, Mary A. Butler (d. 1901)are buried in Burr Oak, Jewell Co., KS.  There is a marker for Solomon, but none for Sarah; we know she's buried there, but where? 

If anyone knows anything of these families in Indiana, I would appreciate your help. Thanks!

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Submitted By: John G. Parker III

Am search for family history information on the John Gibson Parker family from Orland, Ind. Other brothers may include: Frank,  James, Edwin, AG (?), and Harmon (?). Supposedly, there were 10 siblings in this family.

John G. Parker  was married to Elmira J. Luce- eldest daughter of the Hon.Cyrus Grey Luce , Gov. of Michigan (1887-1891)  A building in Orland has the John G Parker name affixed to it.

Any additional information would be appreciated.

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Submitted By: Susan Hopper

I am looking for information on the siblings and ancestors of Charles William Teegardin in Steuben and surrounding counties. Charles was born January 16, 1870, died June 1946 and is buried in Teegardin Cemetery, Otsego Twp., Steuben County--along with many other ancestors I can't put in their proper place in my family tree.  He married Anna Rose Meyers.  Together they had 10 children:  Zelda, Helen (my grandmother), Earl, Etta, Cecil, Ellen, Evelyn, George, Vivian and John.  Can anyone out there help? I would appreciate any help you can give me.

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Submitted By: Carol Bentley

I am searching for the birth record of William Henry Alderman Jr., believed to be born in January, 1867 in Steuben County, Indiana.  He may have had a brother, Franklin, born in 1865.  William Henry Alderman Jr., is the son of William Henry "Hash" Alderman of Connecticut and Mary Miner of Townsend, Huron Co., Ohio.  I am not sure how long they stayed in Stueben County, but they ended up in Bronson Twshp., Branch County, Michigan.  Any birth, marriage, death or census records would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted By: Claire Hurt

I am searching for Richard Lee Hartlieb and his wife Helen.  Helen gave birth to a baby boy in 1943 in Angola.  I would appreciate any direction and all assistance.  This young baby boy was adopted by the Shaws at some point in time.  

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Submitted By: Jayne

Looking for info on a John Barker family that lived on Turkey Creek road at edge of Stueben co.  Children attended schools in area of Salem Center.  Any help greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

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Submitted By: Margaret Wenzel Crandall
I would like it to be known that I have a photo of Eliza and husband William Almus Crandall.  Back of the photo post card made in Toledo, Lucas OH reads:
"Grandfather Crandall's brother William and wife Eliza -
Hamilton, Indiana  -  father of Harriet, Emma, Mary and George Crandall"
The "Grandfather Crandall" is George Martin Crandall, our ancestor.  We would like to give  Eliza and William Crandall descendants copies of this photo.  George Martin (b 1816) and William Almus (b 1821) Crandall were born in NY - hopefully, one of their descendants will know where in NY.  Another sib, Marinda Crandall, married Lyman Van Tassell - and she said that her father was Ashland Crandell.  We seek confirmation of that name.
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Submitted By: Katherine Martin    
I am looking for any info about the BAKER side of my family. My grandfather Virgil Baker born 8-2-1891 died 2-1978 married to Artie Fay Baker. My great grandfather Charles E. Baker born 1865 died 1939 married
to Emma A. Chard Baker born 1864 died 1920 my 2-g grandfather John Baker. These graves are at the Hamilton Cemetery. This is all I know about my family.

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Submitted By: Mary Ellen Gilbert Thomas  
I am searching for information on William W. Huffman, born in  Pleasant Lake in 1858.  Don't know his parents names or his exact  relationship to me (my mother was Gladys Irene Huffman, her father was Melvia  Huffman and his father was Asa Huffman).  He was married to Frances (don't  know her maiden name) . W.W. Huffman moved from P. Lake in his early twenties  and ended up in Anderson IN where he died 12/27/1922.  He was referred to  as Colonel Huffman, but I suspect that was an honorary title bestowed upon him  when established the Lexington Herald in Lexington, Kentucky.  He  worked as campaign manager for Col. W. T. Durbin of Anderson and when he was  elected Governor, Huffman was appointed Custodian of the State House.  He  later was appointed Secretary of the state Senate where he served for two  sessions.
He apparently was instrumental in establishing the American  Playground Device Company in Terre Haute and organized a branch of the company  in  Anderson.
Also, he was survived by a brother, Roy.  I haven't been  able to find any info on Roy, either.
This little bit of information came from an old obituary found  in my grandmother Minnie Huffman's belongings and from the ex-owner of the  American Playground Company who I recently contacted.
Any information you can provide me will be greatly  appreciated.
Mary Ellen Gilbert Thomas
24 St. Augustine Bend
Savannah, GA  31404

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Submitted By: Shirley Spalik

    Looking for any information on the family of Eliphalet Warner. He is listed   in the History of Steuben County as one of the early pioneer families.

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Submitted By: Wanda Lou Willis
I'm a folklore historian working on my second book - release date Fall  2003 -  a sequel to Hoosier Haunted Trails released October 2002.  I'm looking  for 1) haunting tales; 2) mysterious/strange and unusual tales;  3) mysterious  sites or structure; 4) Native American haunting tales; etc.  These can either  be from your collection - or - personal memory.  You might  know someone who remembers hearing stories of this type and would be willing  to share.   Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your time and consideration. 
  Wanda Lou Willis
  Folkore Historian

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Submitted By: Joey Pedigo

Reviewing the Lemmon Tuttle genealogy I saw Sidney C. Huffman b. 1874 and have additional information on this individual as follows: Sidney Huffman m. Eva Mae Harpham d/o John & Margaret Gillanders Harpham but was a widower living with his in-laws for the 1900 IN census Steuben Twp., Steuben Co. 

1900 IN census, Steuben Twp., Steuben Co.
1   1 Harpham, John     h    w  m    May 1851  49  m29   IN Eng Ire           farmer  O[not unemployed]  O[owns]  F[free of mortgage] F[farm]  #??          Harpham, Loretta       w   w  f     Aug  1854  45  m29 7/1    IN SW PA        
Harpham, Perlah J.      s   w  m   May 1884   16  s     IN IN IN        
Libey, John              s.i.l.  w m    Dec 1872    27  wd IN  ?  ?       
Libey, Wade               gs   w m   Jan 1900     4/12 s   IN IN IN       
Huffman, Sidney E*. s.i.l    w  m  Feb   1874  26  wd IN OH IN teacher       
Frederick, Cora        ser    w  f    Sept  1878  20  s    IN OH OH   house sevant 0[not unemployed] 

Does anyone have other information on this individual, Sidney C. Huffman?

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Submitted By: Mary Ellen (Craig) Krieg
  I am researching the CRAIG family of Steuben and Dekalb County Indiana. My ancestor is William CRAIG son of Samuel CRAIG and Dellia HAYES. William had a brother Joseph. Both brothers were born in Richland Co., OH and moved to Indiana in the 1860's both served in the Civil War. Both brothers married several times, and there are many descendants. I would like to share and compare information on this family. Samuel CRAIG seems to be a brick wall that I am stopped at as is the LaRUE branch of this family.

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Submitted By: Cheryl Eckert

  I am seeking info on the FISHER and EMERSON families.  TABITHA FISHER  married HARRY EMERSON on 1  May 1880 in Steuben CO.  I can't find any info until they moved to MI in @1899.  I know they lived in the Metz area.  I am new at this and any help is appreciated.  Thanks from AZ

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Submitted By: Donna Chapin

I am looking for the parents of Emily Jane MCFARLAND, born 28 SEP 1837 in HAMILTON, STEUBEN, IN. Thank you for your help. 

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Submitted By: Dorothy Perkins

I am looking for any info on Lydia Carpenter who married IRA BARNES in 1846 in Steuben IN. She was b 2/2/1822.  I need names of her parents and any other info on her. Thank you.

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Submitted By: Kay Repp

In the 1880 census for Millgrove, Steuben, IN, it shows a Byron J Richardson, his wife Ellen M, dau Bernice, other Albert Casey, and father-in-law David  Casey. I would like to know more about these people and their descendants.

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Edna Cora YOCKUM (b. 1894) of Tyner, Steuben,  Indiana married James Harvey -or- Harvey JONES (b. abt 1885).  Any family  information on either would be much appreciated.
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Submitted By: Dorothy Perkins

This site is really helpful . I am trying to find the parents of MARY A LETCHER M 24 SEP 1840 Steuben Indiana To EDWARD BARNES was HENRY LETCHER her father? Any info please. Thanks Dottie.

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Submitted By: Gerry Clark

Sylvanus Clark (1847-1927) was the son of Henry & Susannah Shulter Clark of DeKalb County, IN. 
The first wife of Sylvanus was Elizabeth Penick and they had one son Norman Penick Clark (1873-1935).
The second wife of Sylvanus Clark was Elizabeth Cooper (nee Zimmerman) and she brought two daughters, Mary Belle Cooper (b:1872) and Eldora (or Eleanor) known as Ella (b:1874), into the marriage.
In 1890 Sylvanus and Elizabeth had a daughter Bernice.
Sylvanus and his step-dau Ella were in the grocery business in Ashley.   Mary Belle Cooper and Bernice Clark were Public School Teachers, most probably in Ashley also.
Does anyone have any additional information about this family?
If so, please contact me at

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Submitted By: Helen Lewis

ERASTUS LEWIS, born 1811, married in Steuben Co., Ind. in 1865 to MARIE SWAGER, b. ca. 1827, NY; and they were in the 1880 census of Jamestown, Steuben Co., Ind.  This may have been a second marriage for her. 
   Is he the son of our ELIAS  LEWIS?   Any help is deeply appreciated.
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