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Descendants of Phillip Jacob Kern

Contributed by Ardath Blue

Generation No. 1
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"This is a tin type of my mother that was taken in Moorefield in 1897 when she was five years old. It was taken by Manson Lanham who was married to the daughter of Sarah and Charles L. Pavy. Mother was Alice May Kern, daughter of James Edward and Ella Pavy Kern. Alice was the great granddaughter of Rev. John and Jane Pavy."  -- Ardath Blue

1. Phillip Jacob1 Kern was born 1734 in Bavaria, Germany, and died January 25, 1799 in York, Pa1. He married Catharine Funk/Funck November 28, 1762 in York, York, Pa.. She was born March 15, 1741, and died January 11, 1806 in York, Pa.  
Notes for Phillip Jacob Kern:

I have a Phillip Jacob Kern born 1734 in Bavaria, Germany & dying May 20, 1799 in York Co., Pennsylvania. He married Catherine Funck November 28, 1762 in York Co (Christ Lutheran Church, York, PA.)
 
Jacob Kern, Sept. 9, 1749, Palatines, Ship St. Andrew, James Abercrombie, Master, from Rotterdam, last from Plymouth, 400 passengers, to Philadelphia. This listing of Jacob was the only Kern on that ship as far as I can tell.
 
Source: Jill Orr
 
Children of Phillip Kern and Catharine Funk/Funck are:
 
+ 2 i. John2 Kern, born June 11, 1767 in York, Pa.; died January 23, 1834 in Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland Co., PA.
+ 3 ii. Jacob Kern, Sr., born April 07, 1770 in York, Pa; died January 29, 1841 in Switzerland Co, Ind.
4 iii. Joseph Kern, born 1772 in York, Pa.
5 iv. George Kern, born 1775 in York, Pa..
6 v. Michael Kern, born 1779 in York, Pa..


 
Generation No. 2
 
2. John2 Kern (Phillip Jacob1) was born June 11, 1767 in York, Pa., and died January 23, 1834 in Mt. Pleasant, Westmoreland Co., PA. He married Katherine Kaylor in York Co, PA.
 
Notes for John Kern: 
John and Katherine Kern founded the Methodist church in Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., PA
 
Child of John Kern and Katherine Kaylor is:
 
+ 7 i. Joseph R3 Kern, born February 19, 1797 in York Co, PA; died October 20, 1855 in Adams Co., IL.
 

 
3. Jacob2 Kern, Sr. (Phillip Jacob1) was born April 07, 1770 in York, Pa2, and died January 29, 1841 in Switzerland Co, Ind. He married Susannah Spielman Abt. 1790 in Pennsylvania. She was born April 30, 1774 in Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA, and died October 16, 1845 in Switzerland Co, Ind.
 
Notes for Jacob Kern, Sr.:  
Kern, Jacob  
Will: 14 Dec 1840. Probate: 12 Mar 1841.  
Executrix: Susanah Kern, wife.  
Executor: David Cain.  
Wit: Benjamin Goddard, James Alfrey.
 
Wife -Susana Kern: all household and kitchen furniture, farming utensils, generally all personal property, all monies, rents and profits of the farm or farms... consisting of fractional S1 T2 R4W together /w 20 acres adjoining deeded to run by one James Todd... with these conditions:
 
Sons -Samuel and Edward Kern shall during the natural life of Susannah be entitled to live on and occupy the said farm or farms, should they choose so... provided they demean themselves becomingly and properly toward their said mother.
 
Son -Samuel Kern: after the death of Susanah Kern... in fee simple, the following parcel and tract of land towit... in Switzerland County: the south half of the aforesaid farm or farms, the rents and profits... and also a certain tract of land in the county of Posey, Indiana towit, the NE corner of S10 T6 south of R14W... not to sell either properties without the consent of David Cain and Edward Kern and hereby appoint as trustees to manage his affairs for him should he become incapacitated by disease of mental infirmery to transact his own business.
 
Son -Edward Kern: the following tract or parcel of land: ...it being the north half of the aforesaid farm or farms... I hereby insert the following description of the boundaries to be established between that part of the land wherein and devised to my son Samuel and that part devised to my son Edward.... beginning at a stone on the west boundry lying in said fraction S1 T2 R4W and turning thence south 76 degrees east 16 chains, thence east 20 chains, 75 links, thence north, 65 degrees to the east line of said section. The said line crosses a branch running through the said farm several times... also to Edward: the whole of the 20 acres bought by James Todd and also 5 acres bought by John F. Cotton both of which pieces of tracts of land be adjoining hereto and are meant and intended to be a part and parcel of the north division of my said farm, bequeathed to my son Edward as aforesaid. The whole foregoing bequests to the said Edward Kern... upon the following conditions towit ...that should his present wife, Mary, survive him (Edward), then she shall be entitled to the rents and profits of said tract of land, during her widowhood, but if she (Mary) should marry again or at her decease, the same shall be equally divided between the children of the said Edward Kern, ...if there should happen to be no children alive of Edward, then the said farm... shall be equally divided between my daughters, Julian Cotton, Elizabeth Cain and Sarah Ann Wright.
 
Son -Edward Kern: brass clock at the decease of said wife, Susanah.
 
Granddaughter -Zerelda, d/o my daughter, Susanah Weaver: the sum of 1 dollar; and whatever estate interests and title I have to a house and lot in the town of Ghent, county of Carrol, state of Kentucky, being the only house in which I have any claim in said State.
 
Grandson -James Francis: the sum of 500 dollars to be paid to him by Susanah Kern, as soon as she can conveniently collect and spare the same.
 
Daughter -Maria Hyatt: the sum of one dollar.
 
Two granddaughters -Bethanie and Elizabeth, d/o my son George Kern, deceased: the sum of one dollar each.
 
The mother of said Elizabeth and Bethanie: the sum of one dollar.
 
Granddaughter -Louisa Kern, d/o my son Jacob Kern, deceased: the sum of one dollar.
 
Grandson -Joseph Kern, s/o my son Joseph Kern, deceased: the sum of one dollar.
 
The mother of said Joseph: the sum of one dollar.
 
"After my death and my present wife, Susanah, all the money which may not be disposed of by my said wife for her support shall be equally divided between my daughters Sarah Ann Wright, Elizabeth Cain, Catharine Ruddell and Julian Cotton."
 
Three daughters -Julian Cotton, Elizabeth Cain and Sarah Ann Wright: all personal property to be divided equally after the death of their mother.

More About Jacob Kern, Sr.:  
Fact 1: Ebenezer Cemetery  
Fact 2: Switzerland Co., IN
 
Children of Jacob Kern and Susannah Spielman are:
 
+ 8 i. Katherine3 Kern, born November 21, 1792 in Pennsylvania; died February 26, 1868.
+ 9 ii. Susannah Kern, born Abt. 1794 in Greensburg, PA ?.
+ 10 iii. John George Kern, born September 01, 1796 in Greensburg, Pa ?; died November 03, 1835 in Switzerland Co, In.
+ 11 iv. Jacob Kern, Jr., born 1798 in Greensburg, Pa ?; died Bef. December 14, 1840 in Switzerland Co, In.
12 v. James Francis Kern, born Abt. 1800 in Greensburg, Pa ?; died in Switzerland Co, In.
+ 13 vi. Joseph Kern Sr., born August 27, 1803 in Greensburg, Pa ?; died August 28, 1826 in Switzerland Co, In.
+ 14 vii. Juliana Kern, born July 05, 1805 in Greensburg, Pa; died September 07, 1871 in Switzerland Co, In.
+ 15 viii. Elizabeth Kern, born June 17, 1807 in Greensburg, Pa ?; died March 27, 1857 in Switzerland Co, In.
16 ix. Samuel S. Kern, born March 04, 1809 in Greensburg, Pa ?; died May 06, 1865 in Switzerland Co, In. He married Elizabeth Vernon; born Abt. 1810; died Bef. 1860 in Switzerland Co, In3.
17 x. Maria Francis Kern, born Abt. 1810 in Greensburg, Pa ?. She married Meshach Hyatt; born Abt. 1805.
+ 18 xi. Edward Spielman Kern, born March 15, 1811 in Greensburg, Pa; died October 13, 1886 in Switzerland Co. In. (See Phillip Jacob Kern report).
19 xii. Sarah Ann Kern, born March 02, 1813 in Greensburg, Pa ?; died February 01, 1883 in Switzerland Co, In. She married Aljah Wright November 05, 1835 in Switzerland Co, In; born June 05, 1813 in Switzerland Co, In; died June 03, 1903 in Switzerland Co, In.
20 xiii. George W. Kern, born March 19, 1817; died December 02, 1885 in South Mahoning Twp., Indiana Co., Pa. He married Margaret Wolf/Wolfe.
 

 
Generation No. 3
 
7. Joseph R3 Kern (John2, Phillip Jacob1) was born February 19, 1797 in York Co, PA, and died October 20, 1855 in Adams Co., IL. He married Elizabeth Smith in Westmoreland Co., PA. She was born June 28, 1800 in Westmoreland Co., PA, and died June 18, 1889 in Houston Twp., Adams Co., IL.
 
Children of Joseph Kern and Elizabeth Smith are:
 
+ 21 i. Charles M.4 Kern.
+ 22 ii. Susannah Kern.
+ 23 iii. John Kern, born 1819 in Westmoreland Co., PA; died November 27, 1874 in Livingston Co., MO.
+ 24 iv. Joseph C. Kern, born April 21, 1830 in Morgantown, WV; died April 24, 1884 in Livingston Co., MO.
 

 
8. Katherine3 Kern (Jacob2, Phillip Jacob1) was born November 21, 1792 in Pennsylvania, and died February 26, 1868. She married (1) George Taylor Bushfield. He was born October 09, 1791 in Greensburg, Pa, and died December 28, 1822 in Indiana. She married (2) Cornelius Ruddell February 22, 1829 in Switzerland Co, IN. He was born August 05, 1769 in Hardy Co., WV, and died July 15, 1849.
 
Notes for George Taylor Bushfield:
 
According to "Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography" by John W Jordan, he drowned while "crossing a creek on the ice, (when) it gave way" vol. v p.1567
 

 
More About George Taylor Bushfield:
 
Medical Information: According to "Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Biography" by John W Jordan, he drowned while "crossing a creek on the ice, (when) it gave way" vol. v p. 1567
 
More About Cornelius Ruddell:
 
Fact 1: New Chapel Cem.
 
Children of Katherine Kern and George Bushfield are:
 
+ 25 i. James Spielman4 Bushfield, born October 06, 1812 in Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., PA; died November 08, 1888 in Allegheney, PA.
26 ii. Louisa Bushfield, born Aft. 1813. She married Elisha Bennett August 08, 1837.
27 iii. Mary J. Bushfield, born Aft. 1813. She married Erlem Bratney November 24, 1845.
+ 28 iv. Susannah Bushfield, born 1815; died April 29, 1865.
29 v. Catherine Bushfield, born 1816. She married <Unnamed> Bet. 1827 - 1830.
+ 30 vi. Samuel May Bushfield, born September 09, 1821 in Lawrenceburg, IN; died April 18, 1902 in Utica, Clark Co., IN.
 
Child of Katherine Kern and Cornelius Ruddell is:
 
+ 31 i. Jacob Edward4 Ruddell Sr., born September 04, 1832 in Clark Co., IN; died June 15, 1878.
 

 
9. Susannah3 Kern (Jacob2, Phillip Jacob1) was born Abt. 1794 in Greensburg, PA ?. She married Weaver. He was born Abt. 1790 in Greensburg, PA ?.
 
Child of Susannah Kern and Weaver is:
 
32 i. Zerelda4 Weaver, born Abt. 1816.
 

 
10. John George3 Kern (Jacob2, Phillip Jacob1) was born September 01, 1796 in Greensburg, Pa ?, and died November 03, 1835 in Switzerland Co, In. He married <Unnamed>.
 
Children of John Kern and <Unnamed> are:
 
33 i. Bethanie4 Kern, born Abt. 1818.
34 ii. Elizabeth Kern, born Abt. 1820 in Switzerland Co, IN.
 

 
11. Jacob3 Kern, Jr. (Jacob2, Phillip Jacob1) was born 1798 in Greensburg, Pa ?, and died Bef. December 14, 1840 in Switzerland Co, In. He married Elizabeth Cotton March 23, 1820 in Switzerland Co, In. She was born Abt. 1801 in Greensburg, Pa ?.
 
Children of Jacob Kern and Elizabeth Cotton are:
 
35 i. Elizabeth C.4 Kern, born Abt. 1825.
+ 36 ii. Louisa Kern, born Bet. 1826 - 1828.
 

 
13. Joseph3 Kern Sr. (Jacob2 Kern, Sr., Phillip Jacob1) was born August 27, 1803 in Greensburg, Pa ?, and died August 28, 1826 in Switzerland Co, In. He married Mary Ann Hutchison October 26, 1825 in Switzerland Co, In. She was born Abt. 1809, and died Aft. December 14, 1840 in Switzerland Co, In.
 
More About Joseph Kern Sr.:
 
Fact 1: Cotton Cemetery, Switzerland Co., IN
 
Child of Joseph Kern Sr. and Mary Hutchison is:
 
37 i. Joseph4Kern, Jr..
 

 
14. Juliana3 Kern (Jacob2, Phillip Jacob1) was born July 05, 1805 in Greensburg, Pa, and died September 07, 1871 in Switzerland Co, In. She married John Froman Cotton Abt. 1823 in Switzerland Co., In, son of William Cotton and Christina Froman. He was born October 29, 1803 in Indian Creek, Switzerland Co., In4, and died March 07, 1892 in Craig Twp., Switzerland Co, In.
 
Notes for John Froman Cotton:
 
GEN: From History of Switzerland Co John was the first white male child born  in the county. Farmer, also did an extensive flatboating business on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers hauling country produce. Had a disease of the eyes 1843-1850. Owned 732 acres of land, served as town trustee for many years, member of Methodist Episcopal Church.
 
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John F. COTTON, farmer, Craig Township, was the first white male child born in the county, and is therefore its oldest native born citizen. He was born at the old Cotton homestead, on Indian Creek, October 29, 1803, and his boyhood and youth were passed in that locality among the boys of the few white settlers, and the sons and daughters of the native 'redskins.' His parents, John and Christina (FROMAN) Cotton, have been referred to in the first general chapter of this work. Mr. Cotton was educated in such schools as were provided for the youth of his time, a hint of which has been given in the history of Jefferson Township. He was reared on the farm, and during his lifetime, which spans the lapse of eighty-two years, he has given his attention to agricultural pursuits, though in early life, from 1827 to 1843, he did an extensive flat-boating business on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, dealing in all kinds of country produce. Being afflicted with disease of the eyes, he spent the great part of seven years, 1843 to 1850, in seeking relief at the hands of the most skillful doctors of Cincinnati, but failing of the desired result, he applied to Dr. COGLEY, of Madison, Ind., and was permanently cured in three months. In 1851 Mr. Cotton began farming and dealing in stock, exclusively, and this he has continued with marked success ever since. By his excellent management of business affairs, coupled with born habits of industry and frugality, he has amassed a considerable fortune, now owning 732 acres of landed estate, under good improvements. He has served his township as trustee for many years, and has been a faithful and consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church since 1842. Mr. Cotton was married, September 18, 1823, to Julia Ann KERN, a native of Pennsylvania, born July 5, 1805, and there were born to them four children: Eliza, Perry K., Christie Ann and John W. After nearly fifty years of toil and trial this faithful wife of his better days, and tender mother of his children, passed to her reward September 7, 1871. Mr. Cotton was again married in 1875, and is now passing the retrospective year of his life at his comfortable home in Craig Township, one of the most highly esteemed of the county's pioneers.
 
"History of Switzerland County, Indiana 1885"
 
Chicago: Weakley, Harraman & Co., Publishers 1885
 

 
More About John Froman Cotton:
 
Fact 1: Ebenezer Cem
 
Children of Juliana Kern and John Cotton are:
 
38 i. Eliza4 Cotton.
39 ii. Perry K. Cotton, born Abt. 1834.
40 iii. Christie Ann Cotton, born Abt. 1841.
41 iv. John W. Cotton, born Abt. 1848.
 

 
15. Elizabeth3 Kern (Jacob2, Phillip Jacob1) was born June 17, 1807 in Greensburg, Pa ?, and died March 27, 1857 in Switzerland Co, In5. She married David Cain6,7 October 27, 1825 in Switzerland Co, In, son of Joshua Cain and Hannah Danner. He was born May 17, 1804 in VA8, and died May 11, 1870 in Switzerland Co, In9.
 
More About Elizabeth Kern:
 
Age at death (2): 49 y 9 m 21 d9
 
Burial: Cain Cemetery, Switzerland Co., IN9
 
More About David Cain:
 
Age at death (2): 65 y 11 m 25 d9
 
Burial: Cain Cemetery, Switzerland Co., IN9
 
Children of Elizabeth Kern and David Cain are:
 
42 i. Julian4 Cain9, born September 11, 18269; died April 25, 1837 in Switzerland Co., IN9.
 
More About Julian Cain:
Age at death (2): 10 y 7 m 14 d9  Burial: Cain Cemetery, Switzerland Co., IN9
 
43 ii. Joseph K. Cain10, born March 12, 182810,11; died October 06, 1882 in Switzerland Co., IN. He married Elizabeth; born May 08, 1828; died December 26, 1882 in Switzerland Co., IN.
 
More About Joseph K. Cain:
Burial: Cain Cemetery, Switzerland Co., IN
 
More About Elizabeth:
Burial: Cain Cemetery, Switzerland Co., IN
 
44 iii. Eliza A. Cain12, born Abt. 183112.
45 iv. Oliver P. Cain12, born Abt. 183312.
46 v. Malissa A. Cain12, born Abt. 183612.
 

 
18. Edward Spielman3 Kern (Jacob2, Phillip Jacob1) was born March 15, 1811 in Greensburg, Pa, and died October 13, 1886 in Switzerland Co. In. (See Phillip Jacob Kern report). He married Mary Allen Demaree August 24, 1833 in Ripley Co., Indiana, daughter of David Demaree and Rachel Blunk. She was born October 10, 1817 in Kentucky, and died March 27, 1900 in Switzerland Co, IN.
 
Notes for Edward Spielman Kern:
 
1870 -- Census - Switzerland Co., IN/Craig Twp (ancestry.com)
 
#126-136
 
Edward Kern, 69, PA, Farmer
 
Mary A., 53, KY
 
Mariah F., 30, IN, seamstress
 
James E., 25, Farm Labor
 
Mary E., 20, IN
 
Louisa, 17, IN
 
Joseph O., 14
 

 
Notes for Mary Allen Demaree:
 
I have the following information to prove that Mary Allen Demaree is connected to The Demarest Family by the Demarest Family Association: -the reference on page 1148 of the History of Switzerland County mentioning her parents David Demaree and Rachel Blunk -Abstract of a death abstract for the Indiana board of health giving the same information (inf: Scott Culbertson)-the nearness of the grave of David Demaree's Mother's grave at Long Run Baptist Church-Allen is a family name that is used often in that line -it would be easy for reaserchers to overlook her because she was probably born after David died. I have her birthday based on the death report. I think the date is probably right, but a year late. This would be confirmed by the 1850 census where she is listed as being 33.
 
Marriage Notes for Edward Kern and Mary Demaree:
 
I think this is where the Demarees ended up and that's why they were married here.
 
Children of Edward Kern and Mary Demaree are:
 
47 i. Mary4 Kern.
48 ii. Mariah Kern.
+ 49 iii. Jacob C. Kern, born February 21, 1841 in Switzerland Co, In; died August 14, 1921 in Switzerland Co, In.
+ 50 iv. David Cain Kern, born December 27, 1843 in Indiana; died August 29, 1922 in Indiana.
+ 51 v. James Edward Kern, born November 23, 1847 in Switzerland Co, Ind; died December 11, 1915 in Connersville, Fayette Co. Indiana.
+ 52 vi. Louisa Kern, born October 1853 in IN.
+ 53 vii. Joseph Kern, born May 27, 1858 in Switzerland Co, In; died July 29, 1937 in Scottsburg, In.
 

 
Generation No. 4
 
21. Charles M.4 Kern (Joseph R3, John2, Phillip Jacob1) He married Lucinda McFarland.
 
Child of Charles Kern and Lucinda McFarland is:
 
54 i. John William5 Kern, born September 26, 1867.
 

 
22. Susannah4 Kern (Joseph R3, John2, Phillip Jacob1) She married Jeremiah Leach October 07, 1855.
 
Children of Susannah Kern and Jeremiah Leach are:
 
55 i. Emma5 Leach. She married Sloueker.
56 ii. Joseph Leach.
57 iii. Mary E. Leach.
58 iv. Jacob N. Leach.
59 v. George Leach.
60 vi. Charles Leach.
 

 
23. John4 Kern (Joseph R3, John2, Phillip Jacob1) was born 1819 in Westmoreland Co., PA, and died November 27, 1874 in Livingston Co., MO. He married Mary Kessler.
 
Children of John Kern and Mary Kessler are:
 
61 i. John Fletcher5 Kern, born in Adams Co., IL. He married Margaret Ethel Creel June 20, 1878 in Adams Co., IL.
62 ii. Joseph C. Kern. He married Melvina Dawson.
 

 
24. Joseph C.4 Kern (Joseph R3, John2, Phillip Jacob1) was born April 21, 1830 in Morgantown, WV, and died April 24, 1884 in Livingston Co., MO. He married Margarett July 03, 1876.
 
Children of Joseph Kern and Margarett are:
 
63 i. Wilbur E.5 Kern.
64 ii. Barzilla Kern.
65 iii. Teretta Kern.
66 iv. Dowe Kern.
67 v. Everett Kern.
68 vi. Prentiss Kern.
69 vii. Norman Kern.
70 viii. Orin Kern.
 

 
25. James Spielman4 Bushfield (Katherine3 Kern, Jacob2, Phillip Jacob1) was born October 06, 1812 in Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., PA, and died November 08, 1888 in Allegheney, PA. He married Isabela Best. She was born August 04, 1818 in Washington, Co, PA, and died June 29, 1870 in Pittsburg, PA.
 
Children of James Bushfield and Isabela Best are:
 
71 i. James S.5 Bushfield, died 1889 in Pittsburg, PA.
More About James S. Bushfield:
Fact 1: Allegheney Cem.
 
72 ii. Robert Bushfield, died 1890 in Pittsburg, PA.
More About Robert Bushfield:
Fact 1: Allegheney Cem.
 
73 iii. Maggie J. Bushfield, died 1897 in Pittsburg, PA.
More About Maggie J. Bushfield:
Fact 1: Allegheney Cem., Sec. 17, Lot C, Grave 35 not adjacent to other Bushfield's
 
74 iv. Jonathan Best Bushfield, born 1845 in Washington, Co, PA; died 1912 in Pittsburg, PA.
More About Jonathan Best Bushfield:
Fact 1: Allegheney Cem.
 
75 v. George Taylor Bushfield II, born 1846 in Washington, Co, PA; died 1925 in Pittsburg, PA.
More About George Taylor Bushfield II:
Fact 1: Allegheney Cem.
 
76 vi. Catharine Bushfield, born 1848 in Washington, Co, PA.
 
77 vii. Mary J. Bushfield, born 1850 in Washington, Co, PA.
 
78 viii. Charles B. Bushfield, born 1853 in Washington, Co, PA; died 1910 in Pittsburg, PA. He married Eliza Bushfield.
More About Charles B. Bushfield:
Fact 1: Allegheney Cem.
 
79 ix. Elvyra J. Bushfield, born 1855 in washington, Co, PA.
 
80 x. Joseph M. Bushfield, born 1857 in Washington, Co, PA; died 1894 in Pittsburg, PA.
More About Joseph M. Bushfield:
Fact 1: Allegheney Cem.
 

 
28. Susannah4 Bushfield (Katherine3 Kern, Jacob2, Phillip Jacob1) was born 1815, and died April 29, 1865. She married Allen Summers April 13, 1843. He was born 1811, and died April 04, 1865.
 
More About Susannah Bushfield: Fact 1: New Chapel Cem., Utica, Clark Co., IN
 
More About Allen Summers: Fact 1: New Chapel Cem., Utica, Clark Co., IN
 
Children of Susannah Bushfield and Allen Summers are:
 
81 i. Delphia5 Summers, born 1844; died 1889. She married (1) James B. Swartz February 28, 1866; died December 16, 1867. She married (2) Thomas Benton Jacobs Aft. 1868; born 1838; died 1919.
More About Delphia Summers:
Fact 1: New Chapel Cem., Utica, Clark Co., IN
 
More About Thomas Benton Jacobs:
Fact 1: New Chapel Cem., Utica, Clark Co., IN
 
82 ii. George Summers, born 1847; died 1852.
More About George Summers:
Fact 1: New Chapel Cem., Utica, Clark Co., IN
 
83 iii. Ora Belle Summers, born 1848. She married Calvin Wesley Prather February 21, 1866 in Clark Co., IN; born 1846.
 
84 iv. Virginia Summers, born 1858; died 1867.
More About Virginia Summers:
Fact 1: New Chapel Cem., Utica, Clark Co., IN
 

 
30. Samuel May4 Bushfield (Katherine3 Kern, Jacob2, Phillip Jacob1) was born September 09, 1821 in Lawrenceburg, IN, and died April 18, 1902 in Utica, Clark Co., IN. He married Elizabeth Eleanor Summers February 22, 1844 in Utica, Clark Co., IN. She was born February 04, 1820 in Utica, Clark Co., IN, and died May 11, 1902 in Utica, Clark Co., IN.
 
Children of Samuel Bushfield and Elizabeth Summers are:
 
85 i. George Floyd5 Bushfield, born 1845 in Clark Co., IN; died 1927 in Clark Co., IN. He married Nancy Fry; born 1847; died 1928.
More About George Floyd Bushfield:
Fact 1: Union Cemetery, Clark Co, IN
 
86 ii. Charles Ezra Bushfield, born 1849 in Clark Co., IN; died May 24, 1889 in French Lick, IN. He married Ella Bottorff 1878 in Clark Co., IN; born 1855; died 1936.
More About Charles Ezra Bushfield:
Fact 1: Union Cemetery, Clark Co, IN
 
More About Ella Bottorff:
Fact 1: Union Cemetery, Clark Co, IN
 
87 iii. Nancy Ellen Bushfield, born February 28, 1853; died May 24, 1939.
More About Nancy Ellen Bushfield:
Fact 1: Union Cemetery, Clark Co, IN
 
88 iv. Allen Fletcher Bushfield, born August 28, 1859 in Clark Co., IN; died March 05, 1933 in Utica, Clark Co., IN. He married Nancy Eleanor Howes January 18, 1883; born March 01, 1858 in Clark Co., IN; died August 22, 1912 in Utica, Clark Co., IN.
 
More About Allen Fletcher Bushfield:
Fact 1: Union Cemetery, Clark Co, IN
 
More About Nancy Eleanor Howes:
Fact 1: Union Cemetery, Clark Co, IN
 
89 v. Lucy Woodruff, born July 18, 1861; died April 30, 1957. She married Oscar Duffy; born 1860; died 1932.
Notes for Lucy Woodruff:
Lucy Woodruff was an orphan who was raised by Samuel Bushfield and his wife.
 
More About Lucy Woodruff:
Fact 1: Union Cemetery, Prather, IN
 
More About Oscar Duffy:
Fact 1: Union Cemetery, Prather, IN
 

 
31. Jacob Edward4 Ruddell Sr. (Katherine3 Kern, Jacob2, Phillip Jacob1) was born September 04, 1832 in Clark Co., IN, and died June 15, 1878. He married Virginia Rosina Crum/Crew. She was born May 12, 1835, and died July 05, 1897.
 
More About Jacob Edward Ruddell Sr.:
Fact 1: New Chapel Cem., Utica, Clark Co., IN
 
More About Virginia Rosina Crum/Crew:
Fact 1: New Chapel Cem., Utica, Clark Co., IN
 
Children of Jacob Ruddell Sr. and Virginia Crum/Crew are:
 
90 i. Mary Louise5 Ruddell, born August 18, 1856; died April 20, 1923. She married George Leonard Zinck; born November 21, 1852 in Clark Co., IN; died October 13, 1909 in Clark Co., IN.
More About Mary Louise Ruddell:
Fact 1: Utica Cemetery, Clark Co, IN
 
91 ii. William CorneliusRuddell,Sr., born November 15, 1859 in Clark Co., IN; died February 07, 1920. He married Winnie Dustin McElhinney; born December 22, 1870; died January 26, 1954.
More About William CorneliusRuddell,Sr.:
Fact 1: Walnut Ridge Cemetery
 
More About Winnie Dustin McElhinney:
Fact 1: Walnut Ridge Cemetery
 
92 iii. Charles Francis Ruddell, born July 01, 1863 in Utica Twp., Clark Co., IN; died November 09, 1934. He married Catherine M. Ashton; born January 08, 1867; died January 18, 1928.
More About Charles Francis Ruddell:
Fact 1: Utica Cemetery, Clark Co, IN
 
More About Catherine M. Ashton:
Fact 1: Walnut Ridge Cemetery
 
93 iv. Samuel Bushfield Ruddell, born August 31, 1867 in Utica Twp., Clark Co., IN; died January 22, 1943. He married Florence Alice Dix; born November 16, 1877.
More About Samuel Bushfield Ruddell:
Fact 1: Utica Cemetery, Clark Co, IN
 
94 v. Richard OwenRuddell,Sr., born July 06, 1871 in Utica Twp., Clark Co., IN; died May 31, 1934 in Clark Co., IN. He married Ida May Shephard October 24, 1899; born July 07, 1874 in New Harmony, Posey, Co., IN; died January 25, 1949 in Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN.
More About Richard OwenRuddell,Sr.:
Fact 1: Walnut Ridge Cemetery
 
95 vi. Jacob EdwardRuddell,Jr., born 1876 in Utica Twp., Clark Co., IN; died 1926 in New Harmony, Posey, Co., IN.
 

 
36. Louisa4 Kern (Jacob3, Jacob2, Phillip Jacob1) was born Bet. 1826 - 1828. She married Robert A. Knox Abt. 1842 in Switzerland Co, IN. He was born 1819 in Vevay, Switzerland Co., IN.
 
Notes for Robert A. Knox:
 
Robert A. KNOX, retired farmer, Vevay, is a native of that city, born in 1819, to George G. and Elizabeth (POINDEXTER) Knox. He has done considerable business during his lifetime, but is now one of the most retired men of his native town. Like most other boys of his time he shared the benefits of a common school only in his efforts to gain an education, though he has worn his "thinking cap" all his life. While a young man he learned the cabinet trade in part, and subsequently spent five years on the river, flat-boating. In 1842 he married Louisa A. KERN who was born in 1828. Their only son and child, Henry K., was born in 1843, and married, in 1865, Miss Maria T. DAVIS. Leaving the river trade Mr. Knox was engaged about three years in the wharf-boat and the same length of time with his father in the milling business. He then purchased a farm, which he was sixteen years engaged in cultivating, and upon which, in 1866, he "raised a fuss with work" and then came to Vevay, where he has since resided. Has since done some work as clerk in the treasurer's and recorder's office. "The History of Switzerland County, Indiana 1885" Chicago: Weakley, Harraman & Co., Publishers. 1885
 
Child of Louisa Kern and Robert Knox is:
 
96 i. Henry K.5 Knox, born Abt. 1843. He married Maria T. Davis 1865.
 

 
49. Jacob C.4 Kern (Edward Spielman3, Jacob2, Phillip Jacob1) was born February 21, 1841 in Switzerland Co, In, and died August 14, 1921 in Switzerland Co, In. He married Ibbi Riley July 25, 1871 in Switzerland Co, In. She was born Abt. 1841 in Switzerland Co, In.
 
Children of Jacob Kern and Ibbi Riley are:
 
97 i. Mary Ballard5 Kern, born June 13, 1872 in Carroll Co., KY; died December 01, 1948 in Switzerland Co., Ind..
Notes for Mary Ballard Kern:
Mary was born in Carroll Co., KY but moved with her family to Switzerland Co., IN when she was less than a year old. She never married but devoted her life to her family.
 
More About Mary Ballard Kern:
Fact 1: Ebenezer Cemetery, Moorefield, IN
 
98 ii. Jessie Louise Kern, born 1875; died 1911. She married Andrew J. Monroe.
 
99 iii. Edward W. Kern, born July 14, 1877 in Moorefield, Switzerland Co, IN; died February 19, 1949 in North Madison, Jefferson Co., IN. He married Daisy Brindley May 30, 1907; born 1876; died 1954.
 
100 iv. Harry L. Kern, born 1879 in Switzerland Co, Ind; died 1957 in Switzerland Co, Ind. He married Pearl M. Taylor; born 1882; died 1966.
 
101 v. John B. Kern, born April 05, 1882 in Switzerland Co, Ind; died October 28, 1900 in Switzerland Co, Ind.
 
102 vi. Charlie F. Kern, born September 18, 1884 in Switzerland Co, Ind; died September 18, 1886 in Switzerland Co, Ind.
 
103 vii. Frank Kern, born 1888 in Switzerland Co, Ind; died 1910 in Switzerland Co, Ind.
 
104 viii. Lelia Kern, born October 05, 1891; died November 04, 1980 in Lawrenceburg, IN. She married Scott Dennis.
More About Lelia Kern:
Died 2: November 04, 1980
Fact 1: Greendale Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, IN
 
50. David Cain4 Kern (Edward Spielman3, Jacob2, Phillip Jacob1) was born December 27, 1843 in Indiana, and died August 29, 1922 in Indiana. He married Cecelia Taylor April 18, 1869 in Switzerland Co, IN. She was born June 05, 1846, and died February 12, 1914 in Moorefield, Switzerland Co, IN.
 
More About Cecelia Taylor:
Fact 1: Ebenezer Cemetery, Moorefield, IN
Fact 2: Near Moorefield, IN
Fact 5: 67 y 8 m 7 d
 
Children of David Kern and Cecelia Taylor are:
 
105 i. Cora Elizabeth5 Kern, born June 20, 1870 in Switzerland Co., Indiana; died 1933 in Greensburg, Indiana.
 
106 ii. Mary Delogene Kern, born April 19, 1872.
 
107 iii. Ella Ross Kern, born February 10, 1885 in Switzerland Co, Indiana; died August 07, 1980 in Greensburg, Indiana. She married William Robert Turner September 01, 1919 in Switzerland Co, Indiana; born February 23, 1887 in Gex, Kentucky; died February 29, 1952 in Harlingen, Texas.
 

 
51. James Edward4 Kern (Edward Spielman3, Jacob2, Phillip Jacob1) was born November 23, 1847 in Switzerland Co, Ind, and died December 11, 1915 in Connersville, Fayette Co. Indiana. He married Ella Eliza Pavy December 14, 1880 in Switzerland Co, Ind, daughter of Samuel Pavy and Ann Gerard. She was born March 09, 1855 in Switzerland Co, Ind., and died June 29, 1944 in Shelby Co, Ind.
 
Notes for James Edward Kern:
 
Craig Twp, West Div
 
#38 - 38
 
James E. Kern, 52, b. Nov 1847, IN PA KY, md 19y, Farmer
Eliza E., 45, b. March 1855, IN KY KY, (4 children - 3 living)
George I., 17, b. June 1882, Farm Laborer
Mary, 16, b. Nov 1883
Alice M., 8, b. March 1892
 
More About James Edward Kern:
Burial: City Cemetery, Connersville, Fayette Co., IN
Fact 1: Abt. November 12, 1915, City Cem. Connersville, IN
 
Fact 5: 67
 
More About Ella Eliza Pavy:
Burial: City Cemetery, Connersville, Fayette Co., IN
Fact 1: Abt. June 30, 1944, City Cem. Connersville, IN
 
Children of James Kern and Ella Pavy are:
 
108 i. George Welby5 Kern, born June 10, 1882 in Switzerland Co. Indiana13; died April 16, 1964 in Indianapolis, Marion Co. Indiana13. He married (1) Sallie Burton; born Abt. 189213; died Abt. 193413. He married (2) Ada Burton.
 
109 ii. Mary DeMaree Kern, born November 17, 1883 in Switzerland Co, Ind; died February 27, 1945 in Madison, Jefferson Co., IN14. She married (1) Leon Francis Cash 1907 in Connersville, Fayette Co. Indiana; died 191315. She married (2) Harry Stickford Abt. 1915.
 
More About Mary DeMaree Kern:
Burial: March 02, 1945, Asbury Cemetery, Shelby Co., Morristown, IN
Cause of Death: Psychosis with cerebral arteriosclerosis
Medical Information: Died in Madison State Hospital for the Insane at Madison, IN. Hospital also known as Cragmont. Have medical records and death certificate.
 
110 iii. Edgar Kern, born February 16, 1888 in Switzerland Co, Ind; died Stillborn.
 
Notes for Edgar Kern:Edgar was a stillborn baby.
 

 
111 iv. Alice May Kern, born May 29, 1892 in Switzerland Co, Ind; died July 17, 1982 in Oklahoma City, Ok. She married (1) Walter Clay Burton November 18, 1911 in Connersville, Fayette Co. Indiana; born December 28, 1880 in Cass Co, Mo; died April 11, 1929 in Laurel, Franklin Co. Indiana. She married (2) Loren Roseberry McClanahan November 25, 1929 in Marion, Grant Co. Indiana; born May 09, 1892 in Jefferson Co, Ind; died February 21, 1962 in Indianapolis, Ind.
 
Notes for Alice May Kern:
 
ALICE MCCLANAHAN
 
Residence: 73106 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, OK
Born 29 May 1892 Last Benefit:
Died Jul 1982 Issued: IN (Before 1951) From SSDI
 
More About Alice May Kern:
 
Burial: Moore Cemetery, Cleveland Co., OK
Cause of Death: Colon / liver cancer
Fact 1: Resthaven Cemetery, Moore, OK
Medical Information: She lived to be 90 years old and had good health up until her last few months. She kept a clear mind almost until her death.
 
Notes for Loren Roseberry McClanahan:
 
1942 WORLD WAR II DRAFT CARD Loren Roseberry McClanahan RR1 Scottsburg, Scott, IND age 49 yrs born in Jefferson Co, Ind. May 9, 1892 name listed is Alice McClanahan Self Employed in Scottsburg Ht 5'11" wt 150 lbs Blue eyes , gray hair, Ruddy complexion
 
1920 Jefferson Co., IN census, Graham Twp., page 6, enumerated Jan 15 & 16, 1920
 
126/126
 
McClanahan, Loren head 27 farmer IN IN IN
 
" Dora wife 24 " " "'
" Mildred dau 8 " " "
" Revel son 6 " " "
" Lowell son 4 yrs 3 mo " " "
 
More About Loren Roseberry McClanahan:
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Marion Co., IN
Fact 1: Greenwood, Indiana Cemetery
 

 
52. Louisa4 Kern (Edward Spielman3, Jacob2, Phillip Jacob1) was born October 1853 in IN16,17. She married Thomas E. Kincaid July 18, 1877 in Switzerland Co, IN18, son of James Kincaid and Catharine. He was born January 1847 in IN19.
 
Notes for Thomas E. Kincaid:
 
1900 census Switzerland Co., Jefferson Twp - City of Vevay
 
Main Cross Street
 
#308-320
 
Thomas E. Kincaid, 53, Jan 1847 IN IRE PA, md 23yr, Painter
Louisa, 46, b. Oct 1853, IN PA KY (1 child - 1 living)
Charles L., 22, b. April 1878 IN, Salesman Drugs
 
Child of Louisa Kern and Thomas Kincaid is:
 
112 i. Charles L.5 Kincaid, born April 1878.
 

 
53. Joseph4 Kern (Edward Spielman3, Jacob2, Phillip Jacob1) was born May 27, 1858 in Switzerland Co, In19, and died July 29, 1937 in Scottsburg, In. He married Estella Barnes 1893 in Switzerland Co., IN. She was born October 27, 1872 in Switzerland Co, In, and died July 25, 1961 in Scottsburg, In.
 
Notes for Joseph Kern:
 
The 1880 Switzerland Co., IN census gives Joseph's age as 24, making birth year 1856, and the 1900 census gives his age as 42 and his birth year as 1858.
 
More About Joseph Kern:
Burial: Pleasant Cemetery, Switzerland Co., IN20
 
More About Estella Barnes:
Burial: Pleasant Cemetery, Switzerland Co., IN20
 
Children of Joseph Kern and Estella Barnes are:
 
113 i. Leslie5 Kern, born February 189421. He married Edna Holmes May 17, 1916 in Switzerland Co, IN.
114 ii. David Kern, born June 1897 in Switzerland Co, IN21; died Abt. 1946 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. He married Florence Meeks.
More About David Kern:
Fact 1: Greenwood Indiana Cemetery
Fact 2: indianapolis, IN
Fact 3: Baker
Fact 5: 47
 
115 iii. Charles Kern, born 1901; died September 15, 1979 in Scottsburg, Scott, IN. He married Ione Richards; born May 02, 1909; died May 09, 1994 in Scottsburg, Scott, IN.
 
116 iv. Mary Louise Kern, born 1906 in Switzerland Co, In; died 1909 in Switzerland Co, In.
Notes for Mary Louise Kern:
My mother, Alice May Kern McClanahan, told me that she died from impaction from a large wad of chewing gum in her intestine.
 
More About Mary Louise Kern:
Burial: Pleasant Cemetery, Switzerland Co., IN22
 
117 v. Doris Kern, born Abt. 1910.
 

 

 
Endnotes
 
1. Will K-75 Probated 5-27-1799 Boro of York, Pa
2. Christ Lutheran Church, York, PA.
3. Not on 1860 census, presumed dead at that time
4. According to the "History of Dearborn, Ohio, and Switzerland Counties
5. Switzerland County, Indiana Cemetery Inscriptions 1817-1985 by Wanda L. Morford p. 74.
6. Gary Barton, Ancestry.com tree #39759.
7. DanielBray.FTW, Date of Import: Sep 18, 2000.
8. Gary Barton, Ancestry.com tree #39759.
9. Switzerland County, Indiana Cemetery Inscriptions 1817-1985 by Wanda L. Morford p. 74.
10. 1850 Switzerland Co., IN census.
11. Switzerland County, Indiana Cemetery Inscriptions 1817-1985 by Wanda L. Morford p. 74.
12. 1850 Switzerland Co., IN census.
13. Data supplied by Ardath McClanahan Blue, Edna, Texas, 1997.
14. Certificate of death.
15. Data supplied by Ardath McClanahan Blue, Edna, Texas, 1997.
16. 1850 Switzerland Co., IN census.
17. 1900 Switzerland Co., IN census.
18. Switzerland County, Indiana Marriage Records.
19. 1900 Switzerland Co., IN census.
20. Switzerland County, Indiana Cemetery Inscriptions 1817-1985 by Wanda L. Morford p. 74.
21. 1900 Switzerland Co., IN census.
22. Switzerland County, Indiana Cemetery Inscriptions 1817-1985 by Wanda L. Morford p. 74.