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Muret Family



Julius Nicholas Emanuel Muret 1816-1894.
He and his wife, Eliza Singer (1824-1894) lived on Tapps' Ridge in Switzerland county and were prominent Switzerland County residents. Julius Muret was the son of Dr. Charles Louis Muret who was an immigrant from Morges, Switzerland and of Rebecca Heady who was a daughter of early day county residents--Stillwell Heady and Rebecca Combs.


Elisabetha Sanger (Eliza Singer), wife of Julius N.E. Muret, was born in Switzerland county and was a daughter of George and Dorothea (Sheets) Sanger⁄Singer who emigrated to America from Bingen, Germany in 1808 and then settled in Switzerland county. The Singer home is still standing east of Vevay on the Ohio river.


Louisa Charlotte Muret - Wiley
a widow of Switzerland county. She was born April 6, 1814 in Switzerland county a daughter of Dr. Charles Louis Muret and his wife Rebecca Heady. She was married Oct. 22, 1834 to Rev. Melville H. Wiley; a pioneer Methodist Minister of Switzerland county. Melville H. Wiley was a son of Rev. Allen Wiley and was born Nov. 21, 1813 and died Sept. 13, 1841. The Wileys' had children; but I don't know how many for sure. And I don't know when Mrs. Wiley died. She was a sister to Julius N.E. Muret.


Mary Charlotte Muret was born April 16, 1845 in Switzerland county one of 10 children of Julius and Eliza (Singer) Muret. For some reason she did not appear in her fathers' biographical sketch in the 1885 History of Switzerland county. She married John Benjamin Hastings as his second wife Nov. 5, 1866 and they made their home on Popcorn Ridge. After the death of her husband in 1885 she continued raising her children and in 1894 went to Kay County Okla. where a brother had settled and where several of her children raised their families. She returned to Switzerland county, Indiana in 1910 and died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Stoops (Maud Hastings) at East Enterprise June 3, 1914. She is buried in Vevay City Cemetery.