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PELSER, PICKETT, OSBORN & JACKSON FAMILY RECORDS

Contributed by Donald Read  of  Grove, Oklahoma


Descendants of Peter PELSER


Generation No. 1

1. Peter PELSER was born Abt. 1778 in MD, and died Aft. 1870 in Switzerland Co, IN.

He married Hannah ________. She was born Abt. 1797 in PEN or MD, and died Aft. 1870 in Switzerland Co, IN.

Notes for Peter PELSER:
Info from 1850 Census. Also from William's Will. Census records. Land records of 1831 and 1833 in Cotton Twp. Thought to be buried at the PELSER Cemetery in Cotton Twp., Switzerland Co., Indiana.
Names
Patentee: PETER PELSOR
Survey
State: OHIO
Acres: 160.72
Metes/Bounds: No
Title Transfer
Issue Date: 8/14/1834
Land Office: Cincinnati
Cancelled: No
U.S. Reservations: No
Mineral Reservations: No
Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
Document Numbers
Document Nr.: 3937
Accession/Serial Nr.: OH0310__.397
BLM Serial Nr.: OH NO S/N

See "Colonel Soldiers of the South", 1732-1774, M.J. Clark, 1983. -- Muster of Captain John Middaugh's Co., Maryland Militia, 30 days service, undated. #19, Christian PELSER.

Census, 1850, Indiana, Switzerland, Cotton Twp.
Peter Pelcer 56 M Maryland
Hannah 55, F PA
Peter 24 M Ind Idiot
Philip 27 M Ind
Sarah 22 F Ind
Benjamin 21 M Ind Idiot
Enoch 6 M Ind

Census, 1860, Indiana, Switzerland, Cotton Twp.
Pelser, Peter ---------- 82 -- MD
Hannah ----- 65 -- MD
Simon P. --- 9 -- IN
Benjm. ------ 25 -- IN

Cansus, 1870, Indiana, Switzerland, Cotton, Twp.
Pelser, Peter sr. --------- 91, MD, farmer
Hannah ---------- 76 - VA.
Benjamin ------- 40 - IN Farm laborer

10 Sept. 1987
This information was obtained after notification by Wanda Morford that she had come across it in the Switzerland Co,m Indiana court house files. She did the Cemetery Survey on Switzerland County and while doing her own research has been keeping an eye out for anything on Pelser/Pelsor.

Book E., page 20, Peter Pelsor from Wm. Campbell and wife Polly, W.D. Jun. 5, 1831 for $130. 50 acres of SW pt. of tract, Sec. 25, Range 3, W 1.
It was recorded May 7, 1832.

THIS INDENTURE made the fifth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty one Between William Campbell of the County of Switzerland and State of Indiana of the one part and Peter Pelsor of the County and State aforesaid of the other part. Witness, that the said Campbell for and in Consideration of the sum of one hundred and thirty Dollars Cash in hand to him the said Campbell well and truly paid by him the said Pelsor, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, (by him the said Campbell) hath bargained granted sold and conveyed and by these presents doth bargain sell grant convey and confirm unto the said Pelsor his heirs and assigns forever all that certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the County of Switzerland aforesaid known and designated by the lines and boundaries following (to wit) beginning at the southwest corner of fractional Section Number twenty five Township three & Range one west, thence East with the south boundary line of said fractional Section Seventy Seven Poles to John Sheets Corner in a run thence down said Run with the Miander thereof on its East side to Philip Crayton Southeast Corner thence West with said Craytons line to said Craytons Southwest Corner in the west boundary line of said fractional Section thence with said line to the place of beginning containing about fifty acres more or less. All the estate, right title claim and interest of in to and over the said premeses are hereby granted bargained sold conveyed and confirmed Every part and parcel thereof together with all and singular the rights privileges and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise apertaining. To have and to hold the above bargained granted sold conveyed and confirmed premises to the only proper use benefit and behalf (?) of him the said Pelsor his heirs and assigns forever and the said Campbell for himself his, his heirs executors and administrators doth covenant and agree to and with said Pelsor his heirs and assigns that he the said Campbell is the true and lawful owner of the land hereby granted and have good right and lawful authority to sell and convey the same in manner and form aforesaid and he the said

Campbell his heirs executors and administrators will warrent and forever defend the same with the appurtenances thereunto belonging against all lawful claim or claims of any person or persons whomsoever. In testimony whereof the said William Campbell and Polly his wife hereby relinguishes her right of dower of in to and over the premises aforesaid and every part and parcel thereof hath hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written.

Attesr
Wm R. Wiley William
Campbell seal
John Kelso Polly
Campbell seal

The State of Indiana
Switzerland County SS Before me the undersigned a justice of the peace in and for the County of Switzerland and State of Indiana Personally appeared William Campbell and Polly his wife the above Grantors and being examined according to law acknowledged the above Indenture to be their voluntary act and deed, and testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 18th day of June 1831;
Wm R Wiley
seal
Justice of the peace

[This would appear to be the first evidence of Peter Pelser/Pelsor in Indiana with the exception of the 1830 census, which does not put him at any physical location unless an effort was done from land parcel to land parcel, starting wih a known point. This does predate his Land Grant of 1833 and does physically place him in the same basic area two year earlier. While the Original Land Grant was in section 27 and this on Section 25, this would show that the purchase of 1831 would have been two sections to the East of the 1833 Grant, but still in Cotton Township -- D.W. Read].

More About Peter PELSER:
Burial: In Pelser Farm Cemetery, Cotton Twp.
Fact 1: Switzerland Co, IND
Fact 2: Farmer

Notes for Hannah ________:
Thought to be buried at the PELSER Cem. in Cotton Twp. One source says born in Penn. and another in Maryland and another in Virginia.
More About Hannah ________:
Burial: In Pelser Farm Cemetery, Cotton Twp.
Fact 1: Switzerland Co, IND
Fact 2: Housewife

Children of Peter PELSER and Hannah ________ are:

   2 i. Philip2 PELSER, born in Switzerland Co, IN.
+ 3 ii. William PELSER, born Abt. 1815 in MD; died Abt. April 01, 1858 in Switzerland Co, IN.
+ 4 iii. Peter PELSER, born Abt. 1826 in Switzerland Co, IN; died March 11, 1885 in Switzerland Co, IN.
+ 5 iv. Sarah PELSER, born Abt. 1827 in Switzerland Co, IN; died Aft. 1870.
   6 v. Benjamin L. PELSER, born Abt. 1835 in Switzerland Co, IN; died Aft. 1883.

Notes for Benjamin L. PELSER:
Shown in land records. PELSER/PELSOR. Shown in Co. census, 1883, age 54.
Another page from the Library find. The County had a Special Census in 1883.
Township Switzerland County, Indiana in the Year 1883.
Peter Pelsoe 58
Jno. Pelsor 26
Benjamin Pelsor 54
Hugh S. Pickett 33
Benjamin Pickett 79

This page has faded so much I can hardly read it, but no other relatives are noted. Benjamin Pickett was the father of Hugh S. Pickett who married Susan F. Pelser dau. of Peter Pelser and Mary Ann Coledin. don

More About Benjamin L. PELSER:
Fact 2: Farmer

 

Generation No. 2

3. William2 PELSER (Peter1) was born Abt. 1815 in MD, and died Abt. April 01, 1858 in Switzerland Co, IN. He married Margaret DAUGHERTY July 07, 1850 in Switzerland Co, IN. She was born Abt. 1816 in MD, and died Bef. 1858 in IN.

Notes for William PELSER:
Will in Court term, 7 Apr 1858. Also census of 1850, Cotton TWP, Switzerland Co, IND
Shown in land records. Page 33 of Abstract
1850 Switzerland Co., Ind. Census, Cotton Twp., page376-B, but name mispelled as Pelcer.
Children by her 1st marriage shown in 1850 Census.

William Pelsor WILL:
Be it remembered that at the April Term AD 1858 of the Switzerland Court of Common Pleas on the 3rd Juridicial day thereof, the same being the 7th Day of April AD 1858 the last WILL and Testament of William Pelsor deceased of Switzerland County and State of Indiana was produced in Open Court, and the due and legal execution thereof duly proven by Denton Hammond and Peter Pelsor two of the Subscribing witnesses thereto, who being duly sworn, upon oath testified, that they had seen the said William Pelsor sign said WILL, that he signed the same in their presence, and in the presence of Nicholas Lintz, the other Subscribing Witness thereto, -- that they signed the same as attesting witnesses at the request of Said Testator, and in his presence, and in the presence of each other. That he, said Testator, was at the time of Signing and sealing said WILL, of sound mind and memory, and of full age to devise his property, and not under coerscion or restraint, and declared the same to be his will. It is therefore ordered by the Court that said WILL be admitted to probate, and that the same be recorded as the last WILL and Testament of said William Pelsor deceased, together with the proof thereof --- which said Will reads as follows to wit;

"The last Will and Testament of William Pelsor -- I, William Pelsor of the County of Switzerland and State of Indiana, do make and publish this my last Will and Testament, hereby revojing, and making void all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made --

First I direct that my body be decently interred, and that my funeral be conducted in a manner corresponding with my Estate and situation in life -- and as to such worldlyestate as it has pleased God to entrust me with I dispose of the same in the following manner to wit: First, I direct that all my just debts be paid out of the personal propety that belongs to my Estate, and that my beloved father Peter Pelsor or my beloved mother, dispose of my loos an personal property as they pleas -- to settle all my just debts -- and further that I desire that my father Peter Pelsor, or if he is dead my mother Hannah Pelsor al of my loos and personal property, and the rents and proffits of my farm as long as they live, with the consideration that they maintain my beloved boy Samuel Peter Pelsor, and see that he gets his schooling, and to pay the taxes on my farm yearly -- In witness whereof I William Pelsor the Testator have hereunto set my hand and seal on this the nineteenth day of August, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and fifty Seven.

his
William x Pelsor (Seal)
mark

Signed, Sealed, published and declared by the above named William Pelsor as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have here unto subscribed our names as witnesses, thereto in the presence of the said Testator, and in the presence of each other, on the 19th day of August AD 1857 -- Denton Hammond

Peter Pelsor
his
Nicholas x Lintz
mark

State of Indiana
Switzerland County SS. I, Oliver Ormsby Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of said county hereby certify that the foregoing is a fully true, and perfect copy of the lat Will and Testament of William Pelsor deceased, of said county, as taken from the original Will now on file in the Clerks Ofice. Witness my hand and the seal of said Court this 7th day of April AD 1858

SEAL 
Oliver Ormsby Clerk

WILL Book #2 -- pages 172 & 173.

[ Note on son mentioned above: Mentioned in his father's Will. Mother probably already dead. In care of grandparents, Peter and Hannah Pelser. Shown as Samuel Peter Pelser, but shown that way in land records and as Peter III, but with clarification by Uncle that he is Peter, son of William. Shown as Simon P. Pelser of Vermillion Co., Ill. on land records in Switz. Co. as of 25 Apr 1873. 'Wife shown as Sarah Jane Pelser, then crossed out - no reason given.' ]

More About William PELSER:
Fact 1: April 1858, Switzerland Co, IND
Fact 2: Farmer

Notes for Margaret DAUGHERTY:
Marriage License shows her as Mrs. Margaret CULP. Married by Isaac BALL. She was not shown in the Probate of William, and is presumed dead. Had children by previous marriage.
to wit: 1850 Census, Lemuel 15, Susan 13, Francis M. 10, Joseph 8, Nancy 2, all born in IND. Margaret born in Maryland.

From Meredith Tonnesen on 13 May 2001: ------------------------
2 Jan 1850 Margaret Culp and Darius Ford, both of Switz. Co., appointed administrators. 16 Jul 1857 guardianship of Lemuel, Susannah, Marion, Nancy & Joseph Culp-

William Nickles appt'd. guardian. 6 Jan 1858 petition for partition of property Lemuel Culp, Susannah Lunnt? (looks like he started to write Culp and then wrote over it - she must have gotten married), Joseph Culp, Nancy F. Culp, and Marion? Culp

More About Margaret DAUGHERTY:
Fact 1: __________
Fact 2: Housewife

More About William PELSER and Margaret DAUGHERTY:
Marriage: July 07, 1850, Switzerland Co, IN

Child of William PELSER and Margaret DAUGHERTY is:

7 i. Simon Peter3 PELSER, born Abt. 1851 in Switzerland Co, IN; died Aft. 1873.
Notes for Simon Peter PELSER:
Mentioned in his father's Will. Mother probably already dead. In care of grandparents, Peter and Hannah Pelser. Shown as Samuel Peter Pelser, but shown that way in land records and as Peter III, but with clarification by Uncle that he is Peter, son of William. Shown as Simon P. Pelser of Vermillion Co., Ill. on land records in Switz. Co. as of 25 Apr 1873. 'Wife shown as Sarah Jane Pelser, then crossed out - no reason given.'

4. Peter2 PELSER (Peter1) was born Abt. 1826 in Switzerland Co, IN, and died March 11, 1885 in Switzerland Co, IN. He married (1) Mary Ann COLEDIN June 26, 1851 in Switzerland Co, IN, daughter of Joel COLEDIN and Phebe ______. She was born 1837 in IN, and died in Switzerland Co, IN. He married (2) Mary Jane BILLS April 18, 1867 in Switzerland Co, IND. She was born Abt. 1837 in IN, and died 1885 in IN.

Notes for Peter PELSER:
In 1850 census. In 1860 census. Also shown as Simon Peter PELSER.
1850 Census shows both Peter jr. and Benjamin as idiots:
No, the next sentence after Benjamin was referring to Benjamin as being kicked in the head by a mule or a horse according to family members I talked with back in 1990. BUT strangely both Benjamin and Peter, jr. are listed as idiots in that Census. I'll check it out. Perhaps they were just shy or did not like strangers, like the Census Taker.
But Benjamin was able to care for the farm and his parents until they died, so he must not have been too bad off.
Peter jr. was born about 1826, and married twice, so he must have not been to bad off either. Will get back with you on the Census date. (16 June 2006)

2nd marriage, Book, page 559, Switzerland Co., Indiana.

PELSER also shown as PELSOR. Always the same family.

Cause of death - Brights Disease. Info. on Marriages shown from copies of Mar. lic of both wives.

Was in the Civil War, Co G, 139th Regt, IND Inf. Has Military gravestone.

Buried in the PELSER Farm Cem on what is now the ALTHOFF farm near Fairview, IND. His Military stone is the only real marker there. All the rest are field stones.

To find information on the Pelser Cemetery, I put an ad in the Vevay newspaper and had one answer from Vevay and and one for California. After I was told directions, three local farmers wentout to the cemetery and reset the stone which had been knocked over when the tornado came through several years before. If you look carefully, you can make out several field stones for other graves. No doubt of the older Peter Pelser and some of his family.  --Don Read

Pension Records show Co K crossed out & G added. In County special census 1883, age 58.

"History of Switzerland County, Indiana 1885"

p.p. 1112, 1113

COMPANY K, ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-NINTH INDIANA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY-ONE HUNDRED DAYS.

Captain.--Flem J. Siebenthal.
First Lieutenant.--Isaac T. Banta.
Second Lieutenant.--Amie M. Golay.
First Sergeant.--Calvin Weaver.
Sergeants.--George B. Anderson, Joseph W. Cotton, George W. Haskell, Fred Stucy.
Corporals.--Henry C. Fox, Robt. W. Le Clerc, Erwin D. McHenry, Smith Redd, Fred L. Thiebaud, Aaron B. Vannater, Andrew J. Works.

Privates.--Alfred J. Bennett, Samuel Baxter, David W. Bray, Emanuel Byram, Wm. L. Campbell, Robt. T. Cotton, Eli Cotton, Jno. Clements, J.M. Dufour, James Craig, Fernando Damon, Daniel Estle, Henry Gerrard, Thos. Griffith, James W. Gardner, Thos. J. Gibbs, James W. Groves, Thos. W. Holmes, Timothy Harper, Robt. Harrington, Silas Holcraft, Micheal Konkle, Jno. A.Lock, Chas. A. Long, Jno. R. McKay, Henry L. McKay, Isaac McKay, Geo. B. McKay, Jos. E. McKay, James McKay, George Moore, Thos. Maxwell, Samuel R. Peters, Peter Pelser, Geo. W. Roberts, Isaac Richards, Henry Reding, John M. Sedam, Thofield Stewart, Wm. H. Smith, Wm. Schievelbine, Nat. H. Scudder, Jno. F. Truett, Henry Turner, Larkin Turner, Geo. J. Taylor, Sr., Geo. J. Taylor, Jr., Addison Works, Jno. W. Wright, Rodolph Wiseman.

Name: Peter Pelser ,
Residence: Switzerland County, Indiana
Enlistment Date: 06 June 1864
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: Indiana
Unit Numbers: 542 542
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 06 June 1864
Enlisted in Company K, 139th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 06 June 1864.
Mustered out Company K, 139th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 29 September 1864 in Indianapolis, IN

7th Day, November Term, 1885 Hon. Wm. T. Friedley, Judge, November 30 1885
In the Matter of the Estate ) Estate under $ 500.00
of Peter Pelser )

Comes now Mary J. Pelser widow and presents to the Court the Petition, Appointments of Appraisers, Appraisement, Affidavits filed on the 4th day of May 1885 showing that said estate is worth less than $500.00 and asking to have the same set over to and vested in her as widow of said decedent, which said Petition, A[[raisement reads as follows to wit ( here insert ) and being seen and examined by the Court and the Court being sufficiently advised and no objection appearing finds that the matters and things set forth in said petition and are true and that said estate is worth less than $500.00 and ought to be set over and vested in said Widow as an estate worth less than $500.00 It is therefore ordered and adjudged that the following personal property to wit:

No, Descripton of Property - Value of Property

1. 1 Bureau $1.00
2. 1 Mantel Clock 1.00
3.. 1 Set and 1/2 plates .25
4. Part set of Teas .20
5. 1 Pail .05
6. 1 Set if knives & forks .50
7. 2 Pieces of glassware .20
8. Part set of table spoons .05
9. 3 Dishes .10
10. 1 Saltseller glass .05
11. 3 Jars of 8 gallons .40
12. 1 Chest .25
13. 1 Fall leaf table .25
14.1 Bedstead, Bed & Bedding 4.00
15. 1 Set of Kitchen Chairs .75
16. 1 Cooking Stove & Cooking utensels 3.00
17. 1 Kitchen table & oil cloth 1.00
18. 1 Bedstead & Bedding 3.00
19. 1 Square Cupboard 1.00
20. 1 Safe .75
21. 1 Jug 1 gallon .05
22. 1 Churn .25
23. 2 Tin pans .10
24. 4 One gallon crocks .20
25. 1 small old sewing machine .50
26. 2 Smoothing irons .50
27. 1 Blind Roan Mare 15.00
28. 1 Speckled Cow 30.00
29. 1 Chopping Ax .50
30. 9 Chickens & Turkeys 3.50

And the following real estate to wit:
31.  Described as follows. Known as a part of the south west quarter of the North West quarter of Section twenty seven in town ???? of Range 3 West. Being more particularly described as follows. It is seventeen acres off the East side of said forty acres of land 289.-00

----------------

$ 357.40

belomging to the estate of Peter Pelser be set over to and vested in said widow as an estate under $ 500.00 to be owned and held by her as her own absolute and in fee simple. It is further ordered by the Court that no letters of Administration issue on said Estate

(This document was found in the Vevay Court House in 1990. This Peter Pelser is the son of the olf Peter Pelser. Rarely he is known as Simon Peter Pelser.  Donald W. Read  9 Jan 1010)

When we visited the area and cemetery in 1990, Mr. Althoff told us that over the years there had been some problems over that small parcel of land. I cannot recall what the problem was, but it was finally settled.

More About Peter PELSER:
Burial: Pelser Cemetery, Switzerland, IN
Fact 1: March 1885, Switzerland Co, IND
Fact 2: Farmer

Notes for Mary Ann COLEDIN:
Last name from County Health Dept.. 1850 census, Cotton Twp, Switz. Co., Ind. p390
B, shows houshould. 239 Joel COLEDIN, 30 b. Ohio, wife Phebe _____, age 34 b.Ohio
also Cynthia 32. Ch:" Mary A. Age 13", b. IND.. (Mary will later marry Peter Pelser, jr.).

See 1850 Census.
390B, household 238, Cotton Twp., Switzerland, Ind.
Joel Coledin 30 M Farmer Ohio
Phebe 34 F "
Cynthia 32 F "
Mary A. 13 F "

More About Mary Ann COLEDIN:
Fact 1: Switzerland Co, IND
Fact 2: Housewife

More About Peter PELSER and Mary COLEDIN:
Marriage: June 26, 1851, Switzerland Co, IN

Notes for Mary Jane BILLS:
Info on d from Co Health Dept. Also last name.

More About Mary Jane BILLS:
Fact 1: __________
Fact 2: Housewife

More About Peter PELSER and Mary BILLS:
Marriage: April 18, 1867, Switzerland Co, IND

 

Children of Peter PELSER and Mary COLEDIN are:

8 i. William Henry3 PELSER, born September 10, 1850 in Switzerland Co, IN; died May 08, 1946 in Washington Co, KS. He married Flora Elizabeth BRADY September 27, 1876 in Vermilion, IL; born June 17, 1860 in Danville, RI; died June 14, 1930 in Lincoln, NE.
Notes for William Henry PELSER:
Indiana Census 1860 & 1870, Cotton Twp, Switzerland Co, IND.
Buried at the Hollenberg Cemetery at Hollenburg, Franklin Twp, Washington Co, Kansas.
William, age 95yrs, 7mo and 28days.
Lived on a farm one year in Illinois - went to Iowa for 2 years, to Kansas in 1880 in a covered wagon.
Lived 2 miles East of Hollenberg, Kansas.
---Additional info. from Polly Blank -- Albert's line.
John was twin of Jesse - d. young.
Child between Albert and William who d. young.
Child between William and Raymond who d. young.
He helped build the Burlington railroad between Blue Springs and Lanham and also helped build the old Benson Mill dam south of Hollenberg. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Church in Hollenberg, Kansas with Rev. R.L. Williams officiating. Burial was in the Hollenberg cemetery. I have been to the cemetery and have seen their stones.
More About William Henry PELSER:
Burial: Hollenberg Cemetery, Hollenberg, Washington, KS
Fact 1: May 1946, Hollenberg, Washington, KAS
Fact 2: Farmer
More About Flora Elizabeth BRADY:
Burial: Hollenberg Cemetery, Hollenberg, Washington, KS
Fact 1: June 1930, Hollenberg, Washington, KAS
Fact 2: Housewife
More About William PELSER and Flora BRADY:
Marriage: September 27, 1876, Vermilion, IL
 
9 ii. John PELSOR, born September 14, 1854 in Switzerland Co, IN; died May 13, 1936 in Switzerland Co, IN. He married Ida COURTNEY January 09, 1884 in Switzerland Co, IN; born June 12, 1864; died October 29, 1935.
Notes for John PELSOR:
Married to Ida COURTNEY. Both buried in Vevay, IND Cem. Ida born 12 Jun 1864 - died 29 Oct 1935.
Info from Ripley Co, IND History, p 192. Had 7 ch. Emma, Nettie, Ralph, John, Frank, Harry & Albert. John shown in Co. census for 1883, age 26. Marriage from Court House Rcds.
Relatives say John b. Sep. 04 Ch: Perry ? (from rel.)

Another page from the Library find. The County had a Special Census in 1883.
Township Switzerland County, Indiana in the Year 1883.
Peter Pelsoe 58
Jno. Pelsor 26
Benjamin Pelsor 54
Hugh S. Pickett 33 
Benjamin Pickett 79

This page has faded so much I can hardly read it, but no other relatives are noted. Benjamin Pickett was the father of Hugh S. Pickett who married Susan F. Pelser dau. of Peter Pelser and Mary Ann Coledin. don

More About John PELSOR:
Fact 1: May 1936, Switzerland Co, IND
Fact 2: Farmer
More About Ida COURTNEY:
Fact 1: 1935, Vevay, Switzerland, IND
Fact 2: Housewife
More About John PELSOR and Ida COURTNEY:
Marriage: January 09, 1884, Switzerland Co, IN
 
10 iii. Susan F. PELSER, born January 30, 1857; died July 01, 1922 in Cincinnati, OH. She married Hugh S. PICKETT April 29, 1873 in Switzerland Co, IN; born August 12, 1849 in Pickett's Corner, IN; died July 09, 1923 in Cincinnati, OH.
Notes for Susan F. PELSER:
Mar Lic from Crt Hs Rcds. Had one known son, Donald, thought to be bu in Fairview Cem. H.S. PICKETT shown in 1883 Co census, age 33. Ch: Mary, Violet, Anna, Florence, and Flora from rel. info.
More About Susan F. PELSER:
Burial: Vevay Cem, Vevay, Switzerland Co, IN
Fact 1: __________
Fact 2: Housewife

Notes for Hugh S. PICKETT:
Birth date from 1883 Co census, age 33. Father probably Benjamin PICKETT, age 79 in the 1883 census of Co.
Mar. shown in Bk.2, p.358 - Switz. Co. records.
Burials shown for Hugh and wife in The Vevay Cemetry - Section 4. Book by Wanda L.Morford, 1986.

Census, 1900, Indiana, Switzerland, Cotton Twp., Dist. 134
Pickett, Hugh S. ----- Aug 1849 -- 50 -- mar. 23 yrs. -- IN, IN, OH. -- farmer
Susan F. --- Jan 1857 --- 43 -- 10 ch. - 9 alive -- IN, IN, Unknown
Howard ----- Sep 1877 -- 22 -- IN
Violet -------- May 1883 - 17 -- IN
Flora --------- Oct 1886 -- 13 -- IN
Warren ----- Sep 1890 --- 9 -- IN
Florence --- Aug 1894 --- 5 -- IN
Donald ------ Sep 1898 -- 1 -- IN

Another page from the Library find. The County had a Special Census in 1883. Township Switzerland County, Indiana in the Year 1883.
Peter Pelsoe 58
Jno. Pelsor 26
Benjamin Pelsor 54
Hugh S. Pickett 33
Benjamin Pickett 79

This page has faded so much I can hardly read it, but no other relatives are noted. Benjamin Pickett was the father of Hugh S. Pickett who married Susan F. Pelser dau. of Peter Pelser and Mary Ann Coledin. don

More About Hugh S. PICKETT:
Burial: Vevay Cem, Vevay, Switzerland Co, IN
More About Hugh PICKETT and Susan PELSER:
Marriage: April 29, 1873, Switzerland Co, IN

11 iv. Catherine Hannah PELSER, born June 23, 1860 in Cotton Twp, Switzerland, IN; died June 11, 1923 in Topeka, Shawnee, KS. She married Albert Pleasant JACKSON December 25, 1878 in Switzerland Co, IN; born July 27, 1858 in Pleasant Twp, Switzerland, IN; died October 21, 1944 in Topeka, Shawnee, KS.
Notes for Catherine Hannah PELSER:        
Census records, obituary, cemetery records, family records, Civil War records. Bu Sec. 77, Lot 76.
Census, Apr 1870 - Cotton Twp., Switz. Co., Ind, p.241, #4 Peter PELSER, 45, IND; Mary J., 22; William, 17; John, 15; Susan 13;Catherine 10; Charles, 1. #8 Peter PELSER, Sr., 91, Maryland; Hannah, 76, Vir.; Benj. 40, IND..
More About Catherine Hannah PELSER:
Burial: June 1923, Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee, KS
Fact 1: June 13, 1923, Topeka, Shawnee, KAS, Topeka Cem
Fact 2: Housewife

Notes for Albert Pleasant JACKSON:
Census, family records, obituary, cemetery records. Buried Sec. 77, Lot 76.
Services by Wall-Diffenderfer Mortuary, Topeka, Kansas.
Marriage from marriage records. Switz. Co., Ind..
Census 1870, Pleasant Twp., Switz. Co., IND..p. 339, #126. Geo. W. Jackson, 43, KEN; Jane P., 40, IND; Daniel, Phebe, William, Hugh, Albert, 12; Mary, Josiah, Roland, baby 3mo.
1880 Census, Pleasant Twp., Switz., Co., IND, p.92, #224. Albert Jackson,21; Catherine, 19; Cullie, 8/12.
More About Albert Pleasant JACKSON:
Burial: October 1944, Topeka Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee, KS
Fact 1: October 23, 1944, Topeka, Shawnee, KAS, Topeka Cem
Fact 2: Farmer-Liveryman

More About Albert JACKSON and Catherine PELSER:
Marriage: December 25, 1878, Switzerland Co, IN


Children of Peter PELSER and Mary BILLS are:

12 i. Charles Scott3 PELSOR, born May 03, 1869 in Switzerland Co, IN; died December 04, 1939 in Switzerland Co, IN. He married Malinda Suzannah BUCHANAN November 16, 1899 in Cross Plains, IN; born September 04, 1876 in Cross Plains, IN; died September 30, 1966.

Notes for Charles Scott PELSOR:
Buried in the Salem Cem, Ripley Co, IND. Also wife. Info from cem records.
Initial info on this line from Charles & Violet PELSOR, Charleston, IND.
United Brethern Church.
Children -- Lenora, Elva May, Dorothy Lucille, Wilma Susan "Tatter", Mary Evaleen, Charles Harrison, William Forrest, Loretta Frances.

Here is another sheet that we found in that pile. Could have put them in my briefcase.
1883 - District #5 -- Shows the following:
Fannie Pelser
Charley Pelser
These would be the children of Peter Pelser, Jr. and Mary Jane Bills.

Then on a different page which was a 'Progress in Studies' sheet, dated 1881, Cotton Twp., Districi #5 we find:
Charles Pelser
Sarah Pelser (probably Fannie)

Looks like Charles was rated as 3rd grade and Sarah rated as 2nd grade.

Barely can read the page today, so will copy it into FTM. I see All of the children and they would be living close by. It was an Althoff that showed us the Pelser Cemetery. I often have wondered if the records were preserved.

Children: Brown Township Ripley, County, Indiana -- CENSUS FIELD SHEET -- Apr, 1930.
Canaan R 1 Pelsor Chas
District 2 Twp. No. 6N Range 11E
Evalene Physical defects - Able female DOB 4 17 1911 Age 18 Employed.
Loretta Physical defects - Able female DOB 5 31 1914 Age 15 In sch
Dorthy Physical defects - Able female DOB 5 19 1917 Age 12 " "
Charles Physical defects - Able male DOB 2 12 1923 Age 7 Home

More About Charles Scott PELSOR:
Burial: Salem Church Cemetery, Brown Twp, Ripley, IN
Fact 1: December 06, 1939, Brown Twp, Ripley Co, IND
Fact 2: Farmer

Notes for Malinda Suzannah BUCHANAN:
Bu in Salem Cem, Brown Twp, Ripley Co, IND. Info from cem rcds. parents - John Allen BUCHANAN, 1842-1916 -- Sophia Suzanah "Susie" HARRELL, 1845-1913.

More About Malinda Suzannah BUCHANAN:
Burial: Salem Church Cemetery, Brown Twp, Ripley, IN
Fact 1: 1966, Ripley Co, IND, Salem Cem
Fact 2: Housewife

More About Charles PELSOR and Malinda BUCHANAN:
Marriage: November 16, 1899, Cross Plains, IN
 
13 ii. Fannie PELSER, born December 1871 in Switzerland Co, IN. She married Richard CLARY July 04, 1892 in Fairbury, NE; born December 1861 in IL.

Notes for Fannie PELSER:
Married to Richard CLARY, 04 Jul 1892, Fairbury, Jefferson, NEB. Court records.

After mother's death, relatives sent Fannie and Massa L. (Lulu) to their 1/2 brother in Kansas. He would not pick them up at the train station and the people around took them and raised them. When she was married, she didn't know her mother's name. Here is another sheet that we found in that pile.

Could have put them in my briefcase.

1883 - District #5 -- Shows the following:
Fannie Pelser
Charley Pelser

These would be the children of Peter Pelser, Jr. and Mary Jane Bills.

Then on a different page which was a 'Progress in Studies' sheet, dated 1881, Cotton Twp., Districi #5
we find:
Charles Pelser
Sarah Pelser (probably Fannie)

Looks like Charles was rated as 3rd grade and Sarah rated as 2nd grade.

Barely can read the page today, so will copy it into FTM. I see Althof children and they would be living close by. It was an Althoff that showed us the Pelser Cemetery.

I often have wondered if the records were preserved.

1900 United States Federal Census
about Everret Clary
Name: Everret Clary
Home in 1900: Greene, Fremont, Iowa
Age: 9
Birth Date: Mar 1891
Birthplace: Kansas
Race: White
Ethnicity: American
Relationship to head-of-house: Son
Father's Name: Richard
Father's Birthplace: Illinois
Mother's Name: Francis
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Marital Status: Single 
Residence : Green Township, Fremont, Iowa

Household Members: Name Age
Richard Clary 38
Francis Clary 28
Everret Clary 9
Marion Clary 6
Bessie Clary 4
Ethel Clary 9.12

1910 United States Federal Census
about Everett Clary
Name: Everett Clary
Age in 1910: 19
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Birthplace: Kansas
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Richard
Father's Birth Place: Illinois
Mother's Name: Fannie
Mother's Birth Place: Indiana
Home in 1910: Salem, Richardson, Nebraska
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Gender: Male

Household Members: Name Age
Richard Clary 41
Fannie Clary 38
Everett Clary 19
Marian Clary 16
Bessie R Clary 14
Ethel Clary 10
Meile Clary 7
Edith Clary 6

More About Fannie PELSER:
Fact 1: __________

Notes for Richard CLARY:
1910 Census from Ancestry.com -- Neb., Richardson, Salem Pct.

More About Richard CLARY and Fannie PELSER:
Marriage: July 04, 1892, Fairbury, NE
 
14 iii. Hugh PELSER, born November 01, 1876 in Switzerland Co, IN; died May 11, 1957 in Switzerland Co, IN.
Notes for Hugh PELSER:
Never M. Buried Salem Cem, Ripley Co, IND. Was said to have been kicked in the head as a boy, by a mule. Was small in stature and slow in thought.
More About Hugh PELSER:
Fact 1: May 1957, Ripley Co, IND, Salem Cem
Fact 2: Farmer
 
15 iv. Albert Chester PELSOR, born July 26, 1877 in Switzerland Co, IN; died February 27, 1958 in Fairview, IN. He married Addie BEEBE December 25, 1904; born December 25, 1885; died February 16, 1972.

Notes for Albert Chester PELSOR:
Shown in father's Civil War Pension records. 3 ch - Lola BUSHHORN, Mildred d 42 yrs earlier and Lee. Info. from Versailles Hist. Soc.
Mildred Irene, 27 Feb 1914 - 03 Aug 1916, buried in the Salem Cemetery.

More About Albert Chester PELSOR:
Burial: Salem Church Cemetery, Brown Twp, Ripley, IN
Fact 1: 1958, __________

More About Addie BEEBE:
Fact 1: February 1972, __________
Fact 2: Housewife

More About Albert PELSOR and Addie BEEBE:
Marriage: December 25, 1904

16 v. Massa L. PELSER, born 1880 in Switzerland Co, IN; died in prob in NEB. She married Samuel COZINE.
Notes for Massa L. PELSER:
In 1880 census. Also known as Lulu.
More About Massa L. PELSER:
Fact 1: __________
Notes for Samuel COZINE:
Marriage info. & children from Polly Blank.

5. Sarah2 PELSER (Peter1) was born Abt. 1827 in Switzerland Co, IN, and died Aft. 1870. She married Joel COLEDIN August 24, 1851 in Switzerland Co, IN. He died Bef. 1870.

Notes for Sarah PELSER:
Shown in land records, p. 33 of Abstract. Married to Joel COLEDIN. Marriage Record in Court House records. Married on 24 Aug 1851. Married by Dr. Isaac Ball, Mimister of the Gospel, of the United Brethren in Christ.

In 1870 Census of Indiana, Switzerland, Cotton Twp.
Coledin, Sarah ------------ 43 -- Keeping House -- Indiana
Enoch ----------- 27 -- Farm Labor -------- Indiana
John ------------- 16 -- Indiana
Caroline ------- 9 -- Indiana

Note that they are about 6 or 7 households from the Althoffs who owned the same land when we were there in 1990.

More About Sarah PELSER:
Fact 1: __________ 15
Fact 2: Housewife

Notes for Joel COLEDIN:
Joel must have been married before as the first two children in the 1870 Census must be his with another wife.

More About Joel COLEDIN and Sarah PELSER:
Marriage: August 24, 1851, Switzerland Co, IN

Children of Sarah PELSER and Joel COLEDIN are:
17 i. Enoch3 COLEDIN, born Abt. 1843.
18 ii. John COLEDIN, born Abt. 1854.
19 iii. Caroline COLEDIN, born Abt. 1861.