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of Indianapolis, Ind. 








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My purpose in writing' this little history is that the family 
recrd mar be preserved, to which [ belong. It certainly makes 
one feel good for the descendants to know their forefathers, and 
those t(5 still be born, to know those good old fruitful parents, 
like Jacob of old; moral, honest, industrious, walking in the foot- 
steps of their parents. The road is straight and if we go astray 
we will come to a bad end for God saves his best seed. I am 
proud of my ancestor parents and am 65 years old and almost 
blind since the winter of 1916. Good-bye. Hope to meet you in 
the sweet bve-bve. 

- L 


States and counties are abbreviated; b.— born; m — married ; 
d. — died; dan. — daughter ; son — son; int. — buried: cemet.— 
graveyard; tp. — township: res. — home: ge. — generation. 

Mother's days arc few and full of trouble, she grew up like a f 

With rosy cheeks, sweet voice and smiling face 

A kiss from her lips is the overflow from her soul. 

Her work is never done making', mending, washing, cooking all hei 
The motherless Child is left to his fate, unfortunate creature; 
He may be a slave but in time to come a Joseph, a Moses. 
Cheer up. little soldier, the battle is on, go to the front, God is 

In time of trouble or of joy mother will be there. 
Remember 1 her finer feelings are easily wounded 
And her heart made to ache by rude and harsh words. 
Honor thy father and thy mother and thy days shall be long. 

She has been summoned by the Angel to come home, 
To join the innumerable host on the golden shore ; 
Then, mother, the best friend we ever had will leave us 
And never come back home again. 

Her body will be borne to some sacred spot 

And lowered into her last resting place forever to sleep. 

We must then wipe tears from our eyes, good by mother and tun 

Mother will sleep here forever and ever lull the resurrection. 

'"This is a trust Providence has committed to our care and who so 
dead to sympathy and affection, to kindred and country, chat would not 
preserve the record of his ancestors, the place of his birth, the home of 
his childhood and sacred spot where repose the loved and lost ones of 
the earth."— Anon. 

"Remember the days of old, consider the years of generations, ask 
the father and he will show thee the ciders, and thev will tell thee."— 
Deut. 32:7. 

"Children's children are the crown of old men and the glory of the 
children are their fathers."— Proverbs 17:6. 

"So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and behold the) were 
written in the book."— I Chronicles 0:1. 

"The knowledge of kindred and the genealogies of the old familu 
of a community deserves high praise. Herein consists part of the know 

edge of a man's own self. It is a great spur to look back on die wort 
ui our i me. "—Lord Bacon. 


January, 1015. Indianapolis, Indiana. Wayne Township. 

primitive mankind ix europe — on'e branch. 

The Germans or Teutons. There seems to be a similarity 
of all races from the highest developed to the lowest. It would 
appear that varieties of the race have descended from the Cau- 
casian or the white race, [t is only fair to infer that their remote 
ancestors originally dwelt together and since the flood thev have 
scattered to all parrs of the world. The white race are the de- 
scendants from Xoah's son Japhet. They are the most civilized 
nations in the world,. The German nations of Europe; thev are 
the German, Anglo Saxon or English Dutch, Flemish Danes, 
Swedes and Norwegians. All we know of the primitive inhabi- 
tants of Europe is derived from the Roman's and Greek's his- 
tories. Gesar wrote of the primitive inhabitants of Europe as 
well as Tacetus one hundred years later Ancient Germans in 
Europe as most all nations seem to have come out of the north- 
west of Asia one tribe after another, the fiercest driving the other 
further to the west. Tribes of Gauls had come first. 

When thev came we have no history as to the time. They 
were brave but not so strong as the great tribes that came after 
them and drove them into the lands bordering on the Atlantic 
Ocean and these latter wild tribes of Gambra and Teutons bar- 
barians. Germans who came from the east spread all over middle 
Europe between the Alps and the Baltic sea. They called them- 
selves Deutscb though we English-speaking people call them 
Dutch, who live in [Tolland. The Romans called them Ger-War 
or spearsman, but later Germans. They came with their wives. 
children, slaves, oxens, wagons, herds and flocks, seLtlecl in the 
forests along the marshes through which the rivers winding their 
way to swampy mouths. Rears, wolves, elks and buffaloes ran 
wild and was hunted by these wild German tribes. These Ger- 
man tribes lived in villages and rude huts surrounded by lands 

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which all had a right .to grow the corn to feed their cattle. They 
ate flesh, drank milk and made cheese, Their wives were much 
more respected than the wives of other nations ; strong, brave and 
able to help their husbands at home and in battle and the author- 
ity of the father and. mother was great over their families. The 
men were either free or noble and their slaves were generally 
captives or prisoners of war. These German tribes were heath- 
ens; believed in the great god, Woden, the sun, his brother, 
Frav, the moon and her son Thor, the stars. They called them 
the Asa-Gods and believed the soul <>\ the brave went to the balls 
or Woden. 

The religion, government and language of Pagan Ger- 
mans were similar to that of the Persians with whom they had 
close affinity in race, who worshipped the sun, moon and stars 
and various powers and element.-; of nature on earth. They were 
governed by the nobles and united into a confederacy of free men. 
While Persia was a monarch, their language at first being simi- 
lar to- the Persians. Julius Ca?sar said these tribes of wild men 
roamed around over Europe by the thousands with their wagons 
and families, crossing the Rhine river into North Gaul, seeking 
new homes in South Gaul, driving them and cutting them to 
pieces. Thev destroyed several Roman armies and continued to 
roam over Gaul and Spain, defying the Roman army in Gaul, 
which was a province of Rome. When Cesar was appointed 
governor of Gaul be bad much trouble with these wild tribes of 
Germans. The}' once burned their places of habitations and with 
an army of 90,000 warriors invaded '"lard the second time, being 
defeated by Gesar and then sent back to the country from which 
thev came. Put little was known of these wdd tribes when 
Gatsar began fighting with them in < laul and the North Stay 
P. C. 60. G.-esar said when these tribes became too numerous in 
their countrv the voting men would choose a leader, move into a 
new- country and drive out. the inhabitants and lake possession. 
Once when two tribes of Gauls were disputing in the north they 
invited a German chief to settle the dispute, thev turned mi the 
Gaul- and beat them in battle then Gesar drove the Germans 
back across the Rhine and following diem into their own conn 
try to which they had retreated and fighting them among the 
forests as the North American Indian bad fought General 

Bradock. Qesar stayed there eighteen clays, persuading many 
of the young German men to serve in the Roman army. The 
Germans were beaten in battle by the Romans but never con- 
quered. They were let alone by the Romans until the Emperor 
Augustus built fortresses along the Rhine when they tried to 
make their country a province of Rome in the year 9 B, C. They 
gained some lands when some of the German tribes were their 
allies. They had become an agricultural people to some extent. 
C:esar thinks these wild tribes were in Europe about two cen- 
turies before righting them in Gaul. Thev were at war more or 
less off and on for four or live centuries and at times almost 
destroyed the country as we'll as the inhabitants. The most fa- 
mous of these German tribes were the Franks, who lived on the 
banks of the Rhine. The Franks were terrible enemies of the 
Romans in the northeast corner of Gaul and won many of the 
Roman fortifications along the Rhine. 

Living among these German tribes were many of the descend- 
ants of the primitive Celtic or Gauls whose language was Latin. 
Many of their words had worked their way into the language of 
the German along the Rhine. 

(1) Clovis, the great German chief and first long of the 
Franks, in 496 pushed on into Gaul and took Faris and married 
Clotilda, daughter of a Burgundian king, who was a Christian. 
Flis wife was allowed to worship in the Christian churches still 
standing, the Romans had built. Clovis was a heathen. When 
fighting a battle and it was going against him, he said his God 
would not help him: if the God of bis wife would help him he 
would he a Christian. The lide of battle changed and he, with 
3,000 of his warriors, was baptized on Christmas clay 496. due 
Frank- were in control of Gaul and Gaulish Spain. Everything 
was now changing, Gaul was being called France; new names, 
dresses, language, names of men and countries. It was then the 
feudal system of government had its rise and the beginning of 
the dark ages which, lasted until the eleventh century, after the fall 
of Rome. All Europe lapsed into darkness for 400 years from 
the seventh to the eleventh century. Persons of high rank could 
not read or write. The clergy did not understand the moral law. 
They daily recited all memory oi the past seemed to he lost. 

Our German ancestors of central Europe were a white 


skinned, blue eyed, yellow haired race. The present English and 
Germans are mostly descendants oi Saxons of central Europe. 
The French arc the descendants of the ancient Gauls in western 
Europe and are darker skin, black eyes and hair, with longer 
faces and fairer skin and eyes in Northern France and taller. 
The ancient Gauls went naked up to the waist. 

The four dormant nations on the continent of Europe at the 
close of the third century were the Alemanna, Franks. Saxons and 
Goths. But in the course of many centuries by the intermixture 
of blood they became distinct nations representing various types 
oi the Teautonic slock. The Alemanna became the progenitors of 
many or" the Germans vyliQ settled in Pennsylvania. 

The Franks overran' Gaul and became the ancestors of the 
French. The Goths dwell in the regions of the north of the 
Danube and were enemies to Rome, The Saxons settled north- 
ward of both sides of the Elbe and westward to the lower Rhine. 

The jAlemanna from the main to the Danube. They enlarged 
their domain westward beyond the upper Rhine into Alsace and 
Lorraine. They repeatedly repulsed the Romans and maintained 
their independence. 

In the twelfth century the political state of the Palatinate was 
founded under the royal house of Hohenstaufen. Prince Conrad 
was invested with the electoral dignity by bus brother, the Em- 
peror Frederick First for seven hundred years until 1801 it re- 
mained a distinct realm. By the treat\ of Lunville. dictated by 
Xayoleon. the Rheinish Palatine was parceled out between Hesse 
Darmstadt, Baden Leiniyon Dachsburg ;.nA Nassau, while the 
Rhine itself became the eastern boundary of France until the 
downfall of the man of destiny, Xapoleou. 


Now the dominant cause may lie religious persecution, politi- 
cal oppression and economical destitution and general unrest and 
discontent drove thousands from their homes in Germany, France 
and Switzerland. Unsettled conditions was the result of cen- 

Since the reformation in Europe was in a state ot religious. 
political and social ferment, the Protestants arrayed against rhe 


Catholics. Lutherans against the Calvanists, Protestants and Cath- 
olics against the Anabaptist, Humanists against the Reformed, 
Peasant against the Nobles. 

The reason for it all was that the principles of Protestantism, 
which had been discovered in a German monastery and practiced 
in a Swiss pastorate, had to be fought out on a field of blood 
before they could become the common possessions of mankind. 
Germany became the seat of devastating war for thirty years; 
hostile armies, some foreign and native. They ravaged the prov- 
inces, turned the Rhineland into a desert and decimated the popu- 
lation. At the close of the inhuman struggle two-thirds of the 
German nation had perished. The Palatinate wns reduced from 
500.000 citizens to 50,000, university halls became army barracks, 
fields ripening for harvest, blossoming orchards, vine-clad hills, 
towering castles, happy hamlets and busy cities fell before the 
ruthless blows of the invaders. It is said that the Elector Palatine 
beheld from his castle at Manhcim six ami twenty-five towns in 
flame, where lust and rapine went hand in ham! with lire and 
sword. The treaty of Westphalia in 164S was only temporary 
respite from the destruction of armies. Scarcely had the indus- 
trious peasant burghers of the Rhine healed some of the wounds 
of a generation of war and recorded some of the former glories 
of their country, when the armies of Louis XIV began their work 
of destruction, that most Christian king, Marshal Melac, ravished 
the Palatinate in obedience to order. 1,200 towns and villages 
went up in smoke and fell in ashes. The former scenes of horror 
and crime were reenacted and with an occasional intermission they 
continued through the war of the Spanish succession and with 
peace of Utrecht 1713. 

ddie effect of these disastrous wars not only impoverished Ger- 
many resources but also her manhood. Peasants in distress, be- 
came robbers, murderers, cannibals, freemen, serfs. Rich burghess 
became nnrrow minded shop keepers, noblemen, servile, courtiers, 
princess, shameless oppressors. The political and civil conditions 
of southwestern Germany was as ruinous as a foreign foe. It was 
these causes which brought about a German exodus to America. 

On the invitation of Queen Anna in the vear 1708 and 9, 
33.000 Germans left their native country on the Rhine for London 
where some 12,000 or 13,000 arrived in the summer of 1709 in 


destitute circumstances, depending- on the charity oi England. 
About 650 of these Palatines were transported to North Carolina 
where 100 were massacred by the Tuscara Indians. Of the large 
number that went to England 7,000 returned to their native 
country half naked and starved, 10,0(30 died for want or rood and 
medicine. Many of the survivors were sent to other [daces in Eng- 
land and Ireland. Ten vessels freighted with 4,000 were trans- 
ported to the English colonies in North America, mostly New- 
York. They were six months crossing tire Atlantic Ocean, 1,700 
died on ike voyage and a few of them found their way to Mary- 
land and settled where Krederickstown now stands. The town was 
laid out in 1 745. '(iennan settlements were made in Virginia and 
South Carolina and they were taken in charge by the Roval Chapel 
of Loudon from lTjDK to 1727; came by the way of England 
many of them reached Pennsylvania. Queen Anna supplied them 
with religious books. 


Tt belongs to the good and generous William Perm who re- 
ceived <i grant of land in the new world and founded an asylum 
for the persecuted of Europe, lie travelled through Germany, 
notably Vavaria, W'urtemburg and Baden, preaching, advertising, 
inviting, establishing his agent to secure emigrants to his beau- 
tiful country in America, to escape the persecutions and wars in 
Europe where thev could get homes and worship Cod according 
to their conscience. Then came the exodus of Germans or Pala- 
tines as thev were caked, from I'latz, a kind of countrv included 
in Baden. Bavaria. Darmstadt. W'urtemburg, etc., in Germany, 

lect. tu 1702 not over 200 German famines had arrived in Penn- 
sylvania. Most of them located at Germautown. now in the city 
of Philadelphia. They were low Germans, a Duchy in West- 
phalia. Thev had escaped the French war, which in 1689 laid ' 
waste the citv of Warms, where they resided and the ravages of 
the country, where the (lames went up from market places, ham- 
lets, parishes, churches, county scats within, the provinces of 
Rohrback. Eaimen, Nussback, Wissbock, k'irchheim. Bruckhausen. 
Eppelnhi'em, Wieblingen. Ediugen, Xeckeshausen, ilaudschuhs- 
heim in the Duchy of Baden, where many of the Germans were 
consumed in the (lames h\ the troops of Louis KIM under 


Turene, king of France, the bloody persecutor. Desolation and 
destitution came into millions of homes. These poor poverty- 
stricken peasants in certain parts of Germany in the Rhine prov- 
inces were known as Palatines. These peasant farmer.-, were no 
more considered in the clash of arms than the cattle in the held. 
Like them, he was valued only for what he was worth to his 
master and lord. He was pressed into the ranks wherever his 
services was needed. His substances seized and converted to 
public use, then left to eke out a scanty existence was Ins fate. 

The sects winch came to Pennsylvania were the Monuomites, 
Tunkers, Schwcnkfelders, Lutherans, Reformed llpiscopalians, 
Presbyterians, Seventh-Dav Paptish Separatist Poehmist, Jews, 
heathens and lesser bodies. It was the abode of all religions. 
Though there were German groups in a number of the colonies 
Pennsylvania was the goal of their pilgrimage. There were Ger- 
man giass blowers in Virginia as early as lhOB. Whether the Ger- 
mans" landed on the coast of Massachusetts, Xew York, Virginia 
or Georgia, he gravitated to the land of Pennsylvania. It was the 
distributing center for the German, in die United States. Though 
they came without form and comeliness, despised and rejected 
men of so-row and acquainted with, grief, they were the slender 
thread which binds us inseparably to a fatherland. 

Their language was made up of the dialect used in the ancient 
Palatine Wurtemburg and the countries bordering on the Rhine 
intermixed with Lnglish words, which plainly indicates that mam 
of their forefathers were some of those Protestant refugees who 
tied from the kin- of !• ranee The\ were known as high ' iermans 
and could not understand the low Germans or Holland Dutch. 
Many emigrants arrived at Philadelphia and dispersed withoul 
registering. Then ( lovernor Kieth put a stop' Lo it, when all males 
over lo years old, as soon as lliey arrived, were marched to the 
ci urt house in Philadelphia and made register and take the oath 
to support King George, the Second. Then by registering from 
1727 to ] 77?. enabled Montgomery in series 2, \ oi. L , as well as 
Kupp. The authors were enabled to com in the public library at 
Harrisburg, Pa., the names of 30,000 Germans, Swiss and mam 
Prench. speaking the high German language in 1852, and in the 
second publication gives the name- of many males below 16 years 
old. Thus the first settled in Berks. Germantown. Lancaster as 


well as many other counties in Pennsylvania. The descendants of 
these Germans. Swiss and French number millions. Very few 
of the millions now living- can tell when their forefathers came to 
this country. But with the aid of the collections they can almost 
determine to a certainty when they came to America. 

The first Palatines, as has been said, came by the way of 
London. After some hardships and cruel treatment and in an ad- 
dress to the English in 1710, the Palatines pleaded their own ca->e. 
We poor, despised Palatines whose utter ruin was occasioned 
by the merciless cruelty of a bloody enemy, the French, dispos- 
sessed us of our support, burned our houses to the ground, turned 
us into the fields, deprived us of all shelter, compelled us to make 
the earth our repository and the clouds our covering. 

The winter of 1708 and 1709 was so severe throughout Europe 
that hundreds died from cold and starvation. Birds and beasts 
froze and men fell dead on the way. Xobodv could pay for 
nobody was paid and different colonies offered good inducement 
to the pioneers. 

The wiah who gave directions to the tiny rivulet, which later 
became a stream and almost a torrent of German pioneers into 
Pennsylvania, was William Penn. Pie. too, was a dessenter, a sec- 
tarian and a martyr. His religion views were so nearly like those 
of the German sects that Baralay said. "So close do these views 
(referring to the Mennonites) compared with those of George- 
Fox, he was a half Hollander though his mother could speak the 
German language and found die Hutch and German sects good 
ground for Quaker Mission. His visit and his agent. Benjamin 
Furiy. into the Rineland, where they formed land companies Lor 
the Xew World. 

The second period of the German immigration began with the 
arrival of die Lutherans and' the Reformed. They did not leave 
their homeland because of religious persecutions at the time of 
their departure for among them were members of three established 
churches. The chief reason, discontent at home, was the economic 
distress resulting from continuous wars and financial reverses. 


It may be well to define the period of the coming of the colonial 
Germans, their number and place of habitation. Early German 
emigrants were confined to the century between 1683 and 1783. 
After the Revolution began they ceased to come and in the last- 
decade of the century the increase from abroad was reduced to a 
minimum about 3C0 per year. Out of 2,17ft persons landed at 
Philadelphia in 1789 only 114 were Germans. I n 1709 there were 
about 4,000 Germans in Pennsylvania. W'oodrow Wilson esti- 
mates that there were not more than 400.000 German immigrants 
in the increase of the 9,000,000 inhabitants in the L'nited States 
from 1730 to 1830. Historians differ as to number of ( iermans in 
Pennsylvania at different times in the Eighteenth century. Diefeu- 
dert'er estimates that in 1727 then' were about 15,000, in. 1750 
4,700, in 1770 90,000. 

The}- were in the main, farmers and mechanics, consider the 
cause for their departure from, their home land. They were 
without wealth and a high degree of social culture. As a rule they 
were poor peasants or humble burghers. The colonists, who came 
from 1683 to 1717, were well-to-do. They had the means to pay 
their passage down the Rhine and across the Atlantic. They had 
money left to buy lands and pay for them. In part, Locher says: 
"Many of the Palatines, however, were so poor thai they con- 
sumed their scant means in the journey across the ocean. Numbers 
of them were robbed of their small savings aboard the ship by its 
owner or captain. The only resort for the unfortunate upon their 
arrival at Philadelphia, was to sell themselves and children into 
servitude to pay their passage money. Another class, who had not 
the money to pay their passage, sold themselves to die shin owner 
for a number of years before they embarked for the new world. 
The redemptioners came in large numbers from 1728 to 1751. 
They naturally were poor and for years were at the mercy ot their 
masters, vet, says Gerdon, from this class have sprung some or the 
most reputable and wealthy inhabitants i^i our county." 

The following is the number of immigrant ships which, arrived 
at Philadelphia from 1727 to 1775 ; 331. ( )f these 8 in 174S, 21 in 
1740, 14 i n 1750, 15 in 1751, 19 in 1753. 19 in 1753, 17 in 1754, 

The size of these ships varied from (>3 feet long-, 21 feet in 
breadth and 9 feet 7), 2 inches deep. The largest size was 99 feet 
long. They sailed principally from Rotterdam, thence Cowes. 
Few carried over 300 passengers and many only half that number. 
The passage required usually from six lo nine weeks. Sometimes 
if the weather was stormy it required as much as four months or 
longer. The trip down the Rhine lasted from four lo six weeks. 
The passage from Rotterdam to Philadelphia was £10 for all 
over ten years old. children half-price: those under five vears, 
tree. The other costs, including the trip down the Rhine, was at 
least ,T)5. This was the price in 1750. Those who were unable to 
pay their passage money were bound out to the highest bidder on 
the arrival .at Philadelphia, to serve three, four, live or .-ox years, 
according to the age and strength. Large number of Redemp- 
tiouers, or those who bound themselves, arrived in Pennsvhania 
in the year 1728. 1729, 1737, 1741, 1750, 1751, and some of the 
young men sold for £20. 

Among those immigrants were the Clicks, Smiths, Spanglers, 
Lutzs, Blessings, Thomases, Brobsts, Kurtzes, Strauses, Cruimbes, 

Baldos (dick and Hans George Smith, Palatineers, emigrated in 
Mary of London from Rotterdam, last Cowes, both died on the 
sea, aged 33 and 44 vears. 

Peter Click, foreigner, imported in ship Judith: James Tait, 
Capt., from Rotterdam, last Cowes: 52 men arrived at Philadel- 
phia, registered: took oath Sept. 15, 1748. 

< ieorge Peter < Hick, Daniel Curt/, George Smith, ' ieorge Lutz. 
John Kredrick Straus, I Ian.. Adams ^nA Valentine Gramlieh. 
Palatines and persons from the duchy of Wurtemburg, shin Pa- 
tience, [{ugh Steel (dqn. Rotterdam, then Cowes: 130 mem 270 
passengers, arrived at Philadelphia, registered, took oath Sept. 
19, 1740. 

Conrad Click. John (.ieorge Lutz. Palatine persons from Wur- 
temburg, Durlach, Zweibuchen. ship Lydia, John Randolph, Capt.. 
from Rotterdam, arrived at Philadelphia, registered, took oath, 
( >ct. 10, 1749. 

John Conrad, dans Jacob, Abo-tin and Christian Lutz. Pala- 
tines from [-[ami, Wurlcmberg, Darmstat and Risenbertr, shin 

Rainer, Henry Brown. Capt., from Rotterdam, last England, 
arrived at Philadelphia, registered, took oath Sept. 26, 1749. 

Johanna Click, Conrad Diefenbacker, I Puis, George and Hen- 
rich Kurtz, ship Richmond, Charles Young Husband Capt., from 
Rotterdam : 104 men, 224 passengers, arrived at Philadelphia, reg- 
istered, took oath Oct. 20. 1764. 

Johannas Click, ship Brittanica, Alexander Hard}- Capt., from 
Rotterdam, last Portsmouth; 40 men, arrived at Philadelphia, reg- 
istered, took oath (Oct. 26, 1767. 


Baltzer Click in Pucks Co., 150 A., surveyed Sept. 21. 1738. 

Alhrecht Click, 200 A. in Northumberland Co., surveyed July 
30, 1773. 

Philip (dick, 100 A., 2 horses, 3 cows, Warrick Tp.. Lancaster 
Co., 1771. 

Ceorge (dick, 330 A., 4 horses, 4 cows, White I fall and Salis- 
bury Tp., Northampton, now Lehigh Co., £2, 4d. 2s., 1785. 

Peter Click deed for 50 A., May 28, 1752, in Northumberland 
Co.. on Swobes Creek, called to the land office to prove his claim, 
settled in Ins favor Feb. 10. 1773. Witness my hand, Peter < ilick. 

John Click called to the land office to show his dc^d date 1750, 
proves his claim ( >ct. 3". 1771 ; had lived there many years. Signs 
Ins name John < dick. 1 [e also pays tax on 100 A. in Shewbery Tp. 

Jacob Blessing, 50 A., in Cumro Tp., Perks Co., 1 horse. 1 
shelling in 170)7, 1 horse. 1 cow. 2 shellings in 1768. 

Anthony Blessing, 250 A., in Daughphen Co.. in 1805. 

Philip Blessing was a payer in Lancaster Co. 

Spaugler was taxpayer. 

Christian. Daniel, Ceorge, Michael. Rudolph, Baltzer. Jones. 
Widow Ceorge. sen. and pin.. John Bernard, Jacob, Charles, 
Richelberger and Joseph, all in York Co. : Christian and Catharine, 
wealthy, in Philadelphia, Christian and Henry in Northumberland, 
Buffalo Tp., Zachanah in Creenwood Tp., Cumberland Co. Many 
of them owned from 50 to 300 A. 



Michael and John in Chester Co. ; Christian, Godfrey, Nicholas, 
Mathias, Nathan, Peter. William in Philadelphia; Frederick, 
Jacob, Henry, widow Andrew, in Lancaster Co. : Henry, sen. and 
jun., George, James, Benjamin, John, in Northampton Co.; Mar- 
tin, in Chester Co. ; Isaac in Washington Co. ; Daniel, Lewis, in 
West Maryland Co.: Thomas, Moses in Northumberland Co.; 
Peter, Catharine, Henry, sen. and jun., George, John, Mary, 
Jacob, in Bedford Co.; Charles, in Century Co.; those in North- 
umberland and Bedford Co.. 400 A. each. 

A few copied from "RuppA in the city library at Reading. 
Pa., in the 'A M. C. _M. which records the first taxpayers in Albany 
To., Berks-Co. -37 in 1741, S3 in 1758. Among them were Valen- 
tine, Martin and Michael Brobst, Henry Litter. Johannas Kliick 
or Klick, Straus John Kistler, Nicholas and Daniel Smith and in 
Grcenwitch Tp., was Henry Smith, the father of Samuel, Jonas 
and Bejjjamiti Smith. They were Germans. The Brobsts operated 
a mill in. 'Berk^ Co. ; was erected in 1752. 



Among them were John. George and 1 ienry ( dick from .North- 
ampton Co.. Frederick and Albrecht Glick from Berks Co., Philip 
Blessing from Lancaster Co. 

Spangltrs Christian, jun.. from Northampton Co. George, 
sen., >erved a long time as horseman on the frontier: John. jun. 
am! sen., Michael in the 3d Battalion: Andrew. George, jun., in 
2d Battalion, Joseph in 3d Battalion: from Lancaster Co.. Felty 
served eight rears and George was at the battle of Long Land 
and Rudolph last three from 'Cork Co.; (den. Rudolph Spangler 
was a watchmaker, and the father of the Lev. Hewitt Spangler, 
who had united in marriage a Jacob Spangler. Gen. Spangler 
served as postmaster of York, Pa., county surveyor and county 
commissioner, surveyor general of Pennsylvania, Aid to 1817, 
audi elected to Congress in 1816 and surveyor general again in 
1823 and 1824, and a brigadier genera! of the Pennsylvania militia.. 

Bushes— Charles, David. Christian, Henry, John, Lewis, all 
from New Castle Co. : some of them were at die battle of Branda- 

wine; George made captain then pax-master; served from York 
Co. : was at Ticondaroga. 

Enshes — Adam was a filer, Lonis a major, John advanced, from 
captain to lieutenant, Conrad, George, Henry, James, John, sen. 
and jun., Cunrad, inn., Nicholas and William from Cumberland 
Co., Jacob and Michael last a deputy adjutant general from Berks 
Co.; Conrad, Nicholas and William from Chester Co.; Edward, 
George and Solomon, the last a lieutenant colonel and the second 
a lieutenant from York Co.: Henry, jun. and sen., James, John, 
sen. and jun. and Peter from Northumberland Co., Henry, sen., 
Peter, Kern and Philip billed at the battle of Long Island, Aug. 
27, 1776; Henry, jun., and John killed at Ft. Washington, Nov. 16. 
1776; 32 Bushes served from Pennsylvania; Adam, [ohm George, 
Solomon, Peter. 

South White Hall Tp., Lehigh Co., Pa. — This township occu- 
pies a central situation. The surface is nearly level except the 
Huckleberry ridge which, crosses the township. Idle soil is fertile. 
An assessment roll there of 1762 contains the names of those who 
were living within the limits of the township at the time. .Among 
the early settlers was George Peter Click and the roll for 1812 
shows the following ("dicks in the township: George, Daniel, sen. 
and jun., John, sen. and jun., Adam, sen. and jun., Henry, sen. and 
jun., Peter, sen. and jun., and Adam. 

Salisbury Tp., Lehigh Co., Pa., lies south of South White Hall 
Tp., its surface rolling, well watered and fertile. Idle township from the Lehigh Mountains, which makes its southern 
houndarv to the north and east toward the Lehigh river, which 
forms a part of its northern and eastern boundary. Pew settlers 
were here before 1735. It was then the Penn heirs began 
to dispose of their holdings and a steady stream of immigrants 
from the lower counties and the fatherland settled in this township. 
Nearly all of the early settlers of die township were of the 
Lutheran and Reformed faith and soon after rbe\ arrived they 
joined hands in the erection of a church, in which they worshipped 
alternately. The first bouse of worship jointly erected in the west- 
ern end on die banks of the Little Lehigh river in 1741 and was 
known for the time as the church on the Little Lehigh river, but 
later was changed to the New Jerusalem church of Western Salis- 
bury and in 1759 there was another of the same name built in the 




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eastern part of the township. These two churches with the Mora- 
vian, were for main years the onlv churches in the township. 
One of the families who brought their children to the Jerusalem 
church in western Salisbun prior to 1800 was John George and 
Mary Elizabeth Click. Their first sou. Daniel George, was born 







in While Hall Tp.. Sept. 6, 1778, ami on Sept. 26, 1779. his uncle. 
Daniel (Tick, and his wife Christina was his sponsors to baptism. 
The cemetery which is large and well-kept contains the ashes 
of many of the early settlers as well as those of quite a number 
of friendly Indians : also the graves of the Frantz family, mur- 
dered by the Indians in 1703. The cemetery has been carefully 
plotted and a record of every burial is made so that whether a 
grave has a headstone or not it can be early located. 





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Fairfield Co. was organized in 1800. At that date it included 
Knox, Licking, Perry, J locking and Pickaway. Bloom township 

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was laid out in 1805. Some of the pioneer sett 

Co., Ohio: Abraham von Courtright came from Penns\ 

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Her brother, William M'cFarland, came to the county in 1799, 
settling- near the Betses. Jesse Courtright laid out Greencastle 
in 1810 : Ins father then moved near there. 

Col. Samuel Spangler was one of the very distinguished men 
of Fairfield Co.; Democratic politician. Samuel was horn in 
Dauphin Co., Pa., March 30, 1783. His father was a farmer 
and when Ohio was attracting attention he sold his farm to move 
to Ohio, but when read}- to start his money became worthless 
and he abandoned the trip to Ohio and apprenticing his son to a 
cabinet maker at • Harrisburg. In 1801 young Samuel, with 
others came to Ohio; he settled in Perry township. He was 
called upon to bufy.^a woman on Clear creek. There was no 
saw mills. -He, cut down a dead walnut tree and split out 
puncheons with an ax and adz, dressing them and made a rude 
coffin. Married Miss Susan Fogler in the neighborhood in 1807, 
who was born in Pennsylvania, Sept. 2S, 1788. Both he and his 
wife w.ty-e Germans. They had three children. The son died; 
Barbara 'married a Wolf; Manerva married a McClellan ; they 
had seven sons and one daughter. The daughter Elizabeth mar- 
ried John Kashner. They settled near Adelphia and raised five 
sons and five daughters. 

Col. Spangler was a farmer, raised a company of riflemen and 
served in the war of 181.?. ffis name was presented at the Demo- 
cratic convention in Ohio in 1836 and 1838 for governor and 
he came within two votes of receiving die nomination for gov- 
ernor, tie was a member of the Lutheran church, six feet, one 
inch high and as straight as an Indian; died Dec. 13, 1863, his 
wife July 7. 1871. Both buried together at Adelphi. 

Valentine Gramlich, which became Crumb-, emigrated to 
Pennsylvania with George Peter (Tick, George Smith, George 
Lutz and others, as the ship list shows, from the Duchy of Wur- 
temburg, Germany; arrived at Philadelphia Sept. 19, 174'.); soon 
after arriving at Philadelphia, he and his sons settled in Weisen- 
berg township, Lehigh Co. Soon after arriving he and his sons 
founded the Lutheran church in the same township. He was a 
man of influence and a leading citizen, tie was the father of tiw 
children: George died in Pennsylvania, Paul died at the home- 
stead: Darnel. Anna M., and Christian moved to Ohio in 1802 
or 1803: three sons of Paul 'moved to Ohio in 1815; their names 


were Jonathan, Jacob and Paul. They settled in Pickaway Co. 
Paul died in 1826, leaving four sons, James, Stephen, Thomas 
and William. William was born in Pennsylvania March 19. 1813 
and died -May 18, 1875. He was the father of the Hon. T. E. 
Crumly. trustee of the Boys' Industrial School. 

Christian Crumly settled in Bloom township in 1802 or 1803 
one mile south of Greencastle on the head of the Hocking river, 
where he bad previously entered land. Settling down in the first 
place supposing he was on his own land but after living a year 
or two in his first cabin lie made the discovery that he was on the 
wrong laud. Ide then abandoned his cabin and moved over on 
the west side of the river on this place. He lived there until his 
death in- 1856. His son Conrad was a member of the 'dick 

Recollections of Daniel Crumly, of Bloom township. Our 
neighbors were the following families: Daniel Click later men- 
tioned, Daniel Hoy. John Ritter, Meyers Scoots, Horlin, Clark, 
Bright, Martin Bogart, John Solt Hushors, Father Courtright, 
who was the father of Tessie, Abraham and John .Courtright 
Alspaugb, who was the father of George, Henry and Jacob 
Alspaugh. Roler, the grandfather of Henry and Elijah, now 
living; Peter Lamb, father of the present Peter Lamb of Bloom 
township; John Schwartz, father of Llias Schwartz, of Bloom 
township, Rev. Mr. Thrash, father of Lhas Thrash; Bennadaum, 
father of Philip and Peter Bennadaum ; Mr. Mohart. father of 
lolm and Christian Mohart: Mr. Criter, father of John Criter; 
Samuel Criter, father of Samuel Criter of Bloom township; 
Homrighous, father of John, William and Philip Homrighous. 
These pioneer German settlers were called Pennsylvania Dutch 
settling in the green woods. 

Daniel Click and Daniel Hov came together from Pennsyl- 
vania and settled west of Greencastle. Daniel (dick- settled where 
Michael Hickle now lives, lie came to this county at an early 
day and when he heard of the coming of some of his relatives 
met them at the State line, going the entire distance on foot, hut 
took sick and was hauled back- on a sled. .When the sled arrived 
where the (dick church now stands it stopped and he remarked 
that would be a good place to be buried, and would make a s^ood 
burying ground, lie died in the spell of sickness and the first 

to be buried in thai graveyard. Soon after this event, the first 
log church of Bloom .township was built in 1807, known as the 
Click church. it was German Lutheran and Reformed. The 
second was brick, and the third house, erected in 1870, a frame, 
and remodeled in 1914 and is known as the Salem church. The 


ground, eight acre-, was donated by Mr 
Peter and Mrs. Hoy. The first mill was t 
Locklancl and Smith and published by the 

/oodening, Philip, 
Rock mill built by 
J. Clark Publish- 

ing Comnanv, Xew York and Chicago, lie died at the old home 
in ( )hio in 1906. Mis son Charley and .laughter Loa and still liv- 
ing there: their !'. O. is Canal Winchester. 



Glick, Good Luck, as the original spelling of the name, Gliick, 
Klvick, Klick, Click, which became Glick. The records show this 
family dates back into the tribal history of Germany, where some 
of them still are, as General von Kluck, commander in the great 
Euronean-W'ar. They became Protestants in Germany. Webster 
gives among the great men of the world: 

Gluck, Christian Frederick, German jurist, 1755 to 1831. 

Glick, Christopher Wilebald, German composer, 1714 to 1787. 
French by his place in art. born in the Palitinate, studied music 
and when voting maintained himself as a fiddler at the village 
fairs and in 1736 went to Vienna, from there to Miles and .studied 
under Givanna, he was soon producing operas at a rapid rate. 
Then went to London to compose for the Haymarket, visiting 
Paris and settling in Vienna, where he died. 

Pastor Gliick from Germany, was the Protestant superin- 
tendent of the Mariensburg district in the vicinity of Moscow, 
Russia. It was his adopted daughter, Catharine, who was born 
in 1683 to 1727 who became Empress of Russia, her father 
dving when she was still a babe. Fran Gliick finally rid herself 
oi the girl by marrying her. Later she became the wife of 
Peter, die great Czar of Russia, in 1711. 

(Cyclopedia Brittanica, 11th edition, 5th Vol.) 

The Clicks that emigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania 
came from the states bordering on the upper part of die River 
Rhine near France, and some of their descendants with darker 
skin, eyes, hair and longer faces than the typical German would 
indicate they might be part French. 

There are many Glick Jews in the cities of our country, com- 
ing in the 19th century. 


Seven Clicks, as the ship list shows, over 16 years old, came 
to America from Germany and settled in Pennsylvania, as the 
records show in adjoining counties near 1750. It has heen 
claimed five of them were brothers, and as their given names 
and man_\- of their namesakes and descendants would show, 
they were blood relation and belonged to the same family, and 
some of them were brothers. 

Their names as previously mentioned were Peter, George 
Peter. Conrad, Johannas and John Philip. Henry Click, Jr., of 
Dawn. Mo., son of Henry, Sr., son and grandson of Peter, the 
pioneer to Ohio, ""said that when a boy at home in Ohio he 
often beard his Ctfhcr say there were two brothers first came 
to America and settled in Pennsylvania, but their names he did 
not know or when they came. Peter and George Peter, who 
came m 17-18 and '49, men perhaps 50 years old, were probably 
brothers. . Peter settled on a farm in Albany township, P.erks 
county,. -but' later moved to Greenwich township, where he died, 
leaving no will, and was buried in the older part of the Wess- 
nerville cemetery, where the grave markers are rough stones 
with no inscriptions on. He was perhaps the father or brother 
of Johannas and John Philip, who came in 1754. 

George Peter. (dick settle! in South White Hall township, 
Lehigh county, where he was on the ta.\ list in 1762, and he 
helped to bury the Frantz family at the Salisbury church the 
Indians killed in White Hall township in 1763. He was also 
one of the first to be buried in the older part (^ this cemetery. 
where the grave markers are rough stones with no inscriptions, 
leaving no will. 

Philip Click settled in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. 


Johannas Click, sometimes called John, and wife, Magdalena, 
with four or five children, and John Philip Click immigrated to 
this country front Hanau, the Palitmate in' Germany, on ship 
Snow Good Intent from Amsterdam, arrived at Philadelphia, 
registered, took oath ( )ct. 25, 175-1. They settled in Albany town- 

ship, near Wessnerville. now P. O. Stony Run, in Berkes county. 
Pa., twenty-three miles -north of Reading and twenty miles west 
from Allentown. 

This pioneer was born October 29, 1715. died March 23, 
1783, age 67 vears, 4 months and 24 days. His wife, Magdatena, 
was horn April 23, 1724, died April 13, 1790, age 66 years. Both 
with others of the family are buried in the Wessnerville eeme- 
terv, in Stony Run in Albany township, Berks county, at the 



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Freeden church in the southeast corner of the graveyard uea 
the stone fence next to the road, which is the main stfce 
through this pretty little country village. This is die oldest par 
of the cemetery, winch contains about two acres, surroundc 
with a stone fence capped with boards and .dale on the nort 
side of the street. The church stands a little east and was 
built in 1868. 

Mother and father Clicks' are the only smooth tombstones in 
this, the older part of the cemetery. All others arc rough lime- 
stone rocks marking graves. Their brown sandstones are still 
intact and the inscriptions in < Jerman plainly legible, as you see 


on their tombs, except a hole the size of a walnut crumbled out 
of April, the mouth Mother Click was horn in. They are about 
three feet high, twenty inches wide and tour inches thick. ( )ne 
of their children, probably David, lies on. the south side of his 
mother and a rough limestone rock one foot' high marks the 
grave. The date of my visit was Sunday, August 23, 1914. 

The last will and testament of Johannas Gliick written in 
German is on file in the recorder's office at the court house in 
Reading, Pennsylvania, in and for the count}' of Berks, in 
which his widow. Magdalina, and two of her son-, Gorge 
and Philip, are appointed the executors. The will hears date 
of November 1-1. 1780. Letter-, were granted the executor 
August. 23, 1-783. "arid says he was a blacksmith and had these 
sons: John "George. Philip. Daniel. Henry, David. Frederick 
and Peter, first two the eldest last two the youngest,. \'o daugh- 
ters named in will. Pie gave his blacksmith tools to Philip 
audjhis farm to Henry. 

The name Johanna Gliick appears upon the tax list of Albany 
township from 1758 to 1780, and different land purchases are 
recorded to his credit. The records show that in 1750 Peter 
Click sold a tract of land to Peter PTeymen and in 1/63. March 
22, Heymen sold to John Johanna Klkck, father of the sons 
in fee, 270 acres and 104 perches and thev lived in Albany town- 

It lias always been claimed that five of Jo'hannas's sous 
served in the Revolutionary war. Pennsylvania archives give 
George, Henry, Albrecht and Frederick but fail to give Philip. 
as claimed by his descendants. 

The first church built in Albam township in 1768 was a log 
structure one-half mile from Stony Run. the Xew Jerusalem 
German and Lutheran Reformed. It was here Johanna- took 
his sous to worship and sowed the seed that has always been 
cultivated by his descendants, and six of them are preaching 
the wop! of God in 1016. 

The second and present church was built of stone across 
the road in 1812. The photo shows it is still a good building. 
It stands down in a valley with nearby high hills and peaks four 
or live hundred feet high among the Phi • mountains. To Slon\ 
Run from Reading to Exetnpton is twenty-three miles. X'orth 


on the Schoolkiil and Lehigh railroad from Kempton lo Stony 
Run is two miles. East the country road follows up a narrow- 
ravine between two hills four or five hundred feet high covered 
with thick green shrubbery. The ascent ; - gradual for one 
mile, then a little down one-half mite, then up again one-half 
mile. This brings you to the little village, Stony Run. The 
timber is cleared away in the valley and half way up the sides 

of many of the hills the narrow vallev is perhaps from one-h;i 
to three-fourths of a mile wide — is good farming land and w< 
farmed in corn, wheat, hay and potatoes in small plats fro 
two to four acres with many hue apple orchards. The soil 
clay mixed with nome gravel. 

The federal census of 179U records Philip Glick, Dani 
Glick, Henry (dick and Peter Click as heads of families 
Albany township. Frederick Klick, at (hat time the same a 
thority records as the father of four sons less than sixte< 
years of age and two daughters. They lived in Greenwi< 


township, which adjoins Albany on the south of it. Frederick 
Glick is on the tax list of Greenwich township from 1780 to 
1788. tie was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, served as 
a private in Capt. Fred flitters company, Sixth battalion, Berks 
County Militia, commanded by Col. Jos. Heister. Was with 
Albrecht Glick, perhaps a brother, in the battle at Camden, 
New Jersey. I Penn. Archives.) 

George was recorded in 1790 a resident of White Hall town- 
ship in Lehigh countv. Pennsylvania. After the year 1801 the 


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name of Glick is no longer upon the tax list of Albany township. 

The name., Philip, Daniel, Frederick, Henry and Peter Glick 
were spelled very "den in (he old records with a "K" instead 
of the "G," hence K-1-i-c-k. 

Philip Glick is on the tax list of Albany township from 1775 
to 1704. Darnel (dick is on the tax list of Albam township from 
1778 to 1801. Peter Glick is on the tax list of Albany township 
from 1787 to 17 (, 2. He moved across the Albany township line 
to Greenwich township, likewise in Perks county, Pennsylvania. 
These last three named brothers came to ( >hio. 

Henry Glick is on the tax list of Albany township from 
1787 to 1801. In 1786 he was one of the affirmed jurors to 

value property of John Carrel, deceased, of Albany town-hip. 
[n 1788 Henry Klick and Daniel Klick (affirmed) and Philip 
Klick (on oath) valued property of George Hall, deceased, of 
Albany township. Henry Glick was a soldier in the Revolu- 
tionary war, serving as a private in George Capenbarger's 
company, 1st Battalion, Northampton Count}- Militia under Col. 
Henry Giger. Received' two months' pay, 1778. 

On Dec. 14. 17 ( JQ. Henry Klick was surety tor John, son 
of Nicholas Stratiser, deceased, his wife was perhaps the 


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daughter of the latter. Henry Click was horn Dee. 15, 1755, 
and died Dec. 19, 1S04. His will in German is on record in the 
court house at Reading. Mis wife. Eva. Catharine, was born in 
1756 and died in 1819. Roth are buried in the graveyard at 
Wessnerville, as is their Daniel, born in 1790 and died in 1800. 
and John Prederiek (dick, born in 1779 and died in 1801, the 
latter probably was also their 'son. 

John George Click was born in Germany Dec. 24. 1749. 
and came with his parents to America when a youth and about 
the time of the Revolutionary war he settled in what is now 

South White Hall township. Northampton county, Pennsylvania, 
now Lehigh county, near the town of Cetronia, Pa. lie was 
a farmer and owned considerable land, lie rendered his country 
service in the Revolutionary war, serving for live months and 
twenty-six days, according to the muster roll of" the Oth Class 
of the 1st Battalion of the Northampton County Militia in com- 
mand of Col. Henry Giger, Nov. 15. 1781. They were in active 


i leorge Chick was twice married, his first wife, Mary Eliza- 
beth, was the oldest daughter of Peter Eierr, of Smith White- 
hall township, Lehigh county, Pennsylvania. They had two chil- 
dren, Magdalina, who married Adam Guth and died without is- 
sue, and Daniel, born Sept. 6, 1778, and died Feb. 23, 1852. He 
married JWa C. Stciniuger, born Oct. 21. 1781, and died Oct. 
8, 1857. They are both buried at the Western Salisbury church. 
Their children were Charles. Benjamin, John C, Solomon, Lucy 
and Florence. 

Charles Click was born Feb. 17, 1809, and died Aug. 10, 
18<T, in ids 88th year. He married, Maria Hauscr, daughter of 
Michael and Hannah Hauser, and had one child. Charles B. 
(dick, Jr., of Cetronia, Lehigh count}', Pennsylvania. Charles 
Click, Sr.. was a deacon, elder and trustee in the church and 

Benjamin i Hick moved west. 

lolin Levi ' dick married Elizabeth Kimmcrer and lived in 
Allentown, Pa. 

Solomon Click moved to Tiffin. ( ihin. 

Lucy Click was married to Hartman and lived in 

Saucon township, Northampton county, Pennsylvania. 

Florence Click was married and moved. West. 

George Click's second wife was Margaret, the youngest 
daughter o\ Peter Herr. They had eight children. Sallie, Cath- 
arine. Susan, Lydia, Hannah. John, George and Thomas. 

Sallie Glick married Thomas Mason and moved to Green- 
wich, ( )hio. 

Catharine Glick married George Reinhard and moved to 
Saucon township, Nforthamptin comity, Pennsylvania. 

Susan Glick married Isaac Gummery and moved West. 

Lydia Glick married Leonard Beitleman and lived in Allen- 
town, Pa. 

Hannah Glick married Goclfried Roth and lived and Hied in 
Allentown, Pa. 

George Glick was married, moved West and died in Illinois. 
He had four children. 

Thomas Glick was married, moved West and died in [lliiioib. 

John (dick was horn May S, 1783, and died Aug. 50. 1855. 
He married Catharine Schwander and lived for the greater 
part of his life in South Whitehall township, Lehigh county, 
Pennsylvania, near Cetronia. lie was a farmer and an extensive 
landowner. When 70 years of age he moved to Tiffin, Ohio, 
where he died and is buried in the Schwander's churchyard. They 
had eight children. Hetty, Reuben, Xathau. Judy. Aaron, Ed- 
ward, Elizabeth and John. 

Charles R. Click, Jr., of Cetronia, Pa., was horn Dec. 14. 
1848, in South Whitehall township. He was a farmer, hut since 
1874 lives at 'Cetronia. lie served the Cetronia Lutheran 
church a-^ a deacon and an elder and in 1886 lie was chairman 
of the building committee that erected, the present church edifice. 
He married Emma C. Henuinger. She died July 23, 1916. 
age 61 years. Her remains are at the Lutheran or Cedarville 
church. Cetronia. She was a daughter oc Tilghman and Judith 
(Grim) Henninger. They have two children (!) Edwin C. II., 
who is bookkeeper for the American Steel and Wire Co., Allen- 
town. He is married to Ella Albright and ^y have two chil- 
dren. Roderick E. and Emily S. (2) Mayme E. R. Click is 
married to William II. Kebach, of Dauphin county. Pennsyl- 
vania. They have two children, Miriam and Anna. He has 
a music store in Allentown. 

Hetty Click, daughter of John, was horn Eeb. 21. 1807. Mar- 
ried to William Jacohy and they had three children. Uriah, 
Amatius and Afvesta. 

Reuben Glick, son of John, was born March 19, 1809, and 


died Tan. 1, 1S92. He was one of the prominent men of Lehigh 
County Agricultural Society, a noted fruit grower and breeder 
of Jersey cattle. He was one of the first converts in the Evan- 
gelical Association in Lehigh county and organized the first 
Sunday school in his community. He served the church faith- 
fully in various ways and was a most respected citizen. 

He was married three times. His first wife was Elizabeth 
Allen. They had seven children, ( 1 ) William \\\. who was 
never married; (2) Moses lived in South Whitehall and later 
at Howertown and Bangor', where he died in August, IS' >2. age 
59 years. His children were Allen, Rebecca. Naoma. Charles, 
Uriah. Emma and Amanda: (3) Hannah died when a child; 
(4) Joseph. M. (dick was horn in 1840', enlisted in Companv C, 
1.13rd Regiment. Pennsylvania "Volunteer Infantry, serving four 
months, fn 1S66 he settled at Girardsville, Schoolkill county. 
Pennsylvania, where he passed the remainder of a busy and use- 
ful life. F He was an extensive shoe merchant and one of the 
organizers of the Citizens National Lank- at Ashland in 1875, also 
of the First National Bank of Girardsville. 

He also was connected with the Girardsville Saving Fund 
and Loan Association, the Girardsville Gas Company and the 
Palace Theater Company. He served as postmaster of Girards- 
ville for fourteen years and was a member of the borough 
council. He was n staunch Republican in politics. lie died 
May 17, 1894. He married Mary M. Hower. a daughter of 
John Hower, in 1866. She died in 1887. Mr. Click married 
second in 1889 to Miss Margaret M . Fudge, of Girardsville. 
They iiad four children, two suns. They, were buried at < Girards- 
ville. Their children are George \V. a railway clerk; Mrs. 
Jennie Traylore, Reuben h. an attorney-at-law at Shamokin. 
Pennsylvania, and A. Hower, who is the manager of the Click 
shoe store at Girardsville. 

(5) John W. Click was a soldier for three years in the 
147th Regiment. After the Civil war he moved to Omaha. 
X'eb. He has a daughter. Jessie, also a son. I le was horn Sept. 
12. 1840, and died April 26, 1913. (6) Edward A. Glick is a 
farmer at Cetronia. lie was horn on the old homestead at the 
Little Cedar Creek. Feb. 16, 1845. He was educated in the 
public schools and at the New Berlin Academe, and in 1872 he 


taught school in his native township. Since 1873 he has followed 
agricultural pursuits in South Whitehall, fanning the homestead 
of eighty acres until 1900, after which Col. HO C. Trexler pur- 
chased it and Mr. Glick continued in his employ for one year. 
Mr. Click now owns a farm which was owned successively by 
R. Butts, X. Ebert and PI. Colt, buying it from the latter in 
1002. The farm comprises fifty-five acres. 

lie is a Republican and served as lax collector for four vears. 
Me and family are members of the Grace Cnited Evangelical 
church at O'etronia, Mr. Click having .served as trustee for 
three years. Be was married first in 1870 to Hope Oliphant, 
of New Jersey. She was horn in 104') and died in 1879. Their 
four children arc: (1) Salhe ( )., married Charley Strauss; (2) 
Elizabeth 10, married G. Debbitt. lioth died within four week's' 
time; (3) Mary \0, married Eugene Able; (4) Edward FT., 
-married Jennie Ran. He married a second time in 1895, Emma 
Trumbower, of Cpper Melford. Their children are fra 10. 
Reuben W., Ella R. and Carrie S. 

(7) James M. Click, the last son of Reuben Click by his 
first wife, Elizabeth, is a retired carpenter at Philadelphia. His 
wife is Emma Schembach, of Girardsville. Their children arc 
William, Ada, Joseph, Oscar, Cora and Bertha. 

Rev. Henry J. Click, son of Reuben Click by his second 
wife, nee Hover, was horn Nov. 10, 100), at die head of Little 
Cedar Creek in South Whitehall township. At the age of 15 
years he was converted to God and joined the church. He was 
educated in the public school, taught sclmol in 1870, '01 and 72. 
In March., 107.0 he was graduated from die medical department 
of the Cniversity of Pennsylvania, but the call from God was 
upon him from Ins young manhood and he yielded to the clearly 
defined command and at the East Pennsylvania Conference of 
the Evangelical church, which convened ai Millersburg, Dauphin 
county, in 1075. he was licensed to preach. Was received into 
the itinercv and stationed on the Montgomery circuit. In 1879 
at the annua! conference which met at Allentown, after the 
completion of the prescribed four years of study, he '-.was ordained 
an elder and has served the following charges: 

Montgomery 1,<7--A*77 

Bangor 1877-1079 


Mil ford : L 1879-1880 

Wiiliamstown 1880-1883 

Fleetwood and Friedenburg 1883-1880" 

Catasauqua 1SB6-1889 

Shenanclorh ■ 1889-1892 

Hazelton 1892-1895 

Berlinsvitle 1895-1897 

Mohnton 1897-1901 

Mauch Chunk 1001-1002 

Millersville: 1902-1905 

Pine Grove 1905-1909 

Roycrsford , v 1909-1913 

For eighteen years, from 1889-1907, he was a member of 
the Board of Examiners of the Junior Preachers and was presi- 
dent of the_ Sunday school and Tract Society from. 1896 until 
1913. w^rten .the society was dissolved. 

On April 19, 1877, he married Martha C. Kemmerer, daugh- 
ter of William G. and Catharine A. Kemmerer, of Fast Texas, 
Pa. Unto them were burn three children. Dr. William Henry, 
Asher Franklin, born April, 1882, died Aug. 7. 1884, at Fleet- 
wood, Pa., and Martha Ella, born at Catasauqua, Lehigh coun- 
ty, Pa. She was graduated from Millersville State Xormal 
School in 1905 and is now a public school teacher in Philadephia. 

Martha C. Kemmerer Click died at Catasauqua May 7. 1887. 
age 2S years. 8 months and 17 'lays. 

On Sept. IS, 1888, he married (second) Miss Savilla D. 
i Too (It. daughter of George and Sarah Heydt, of Fleetwood. 
Perks county. Pa. 

Dr. William Henry Click, son of Rev. Henry 0. was horn 
at East Greenville. Pa., Aug. 25, 1879. After his education in 
the public schools and Albright College he graduated from the 
Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1905. Afterward 
he served for one year as resident physician of the St. Francis 
Hospital of Trenton, X. J. He then located at South Pethle- 
hem, where he has It nil t up a large general practice and he treats 
all the eye cases of the lletblehem Steel Co. 

He is a member of the Northampton County Medical Society, 
Pennsylvania State Medical Society and the American Medical 


Association. He is the medical examiner for the Scranton Life 
and the Colonial Life Insurance- Companies, the American 
Assurance Company, the Continental Casualty Company and 
several other companies 

In 1906 he was married to Carrie L. Cernert, a daughter 
of Or. E. E. and Mary (Kromer) Gernert, of Bethlehem. The\ 
have a sou, Elmer William Click. 

Elden B. Click, son of Reuben Click by his second wife, 
nee Boyer, of Cetronia, was born Dec. 16, 1851. lie was edu- 
cated in the public schools, the K. S. X. S. at k'utztown and the 
Millersvillc. S. X. S. lie farmed upon the homestead for eight- 
een years, lie is actively identified with, the L'nited Evangelical 
church at Cetronia and is the secretary of the Cetronia L'nited 
Evangelical Sunday school since 1885, is a steward of die church 
since 1893 and also an exhortcr. 

On Nov. 21, 1-894, he married Sallie E. Woodering, daughter 
of Benjamin and Mary (Romig) Woodering. She died Oct. 
20, 1 ( J 1 2 , age 62 years and 27 days. Their only child. Annie E.. 
died, aged 5 years and 7 days. 

Ella Click, daughter of Reuben Click by his second wife, 
nee Boxer, married the Rev. James D. Woodering, r ). P.. late 
president of the Albright College, Myerstown, Pa. 

The third wife of Reuben (nick was Caroline Desh. They 

Nathan Click, son of John and Catharin Schwander Click, 
married Annie Brobst. They had two children, Lriah and Alvin. 

Judy Click, daughter of John and Catharine Schwander (Tick, 
married Reuben Romer. They had six children and moved West. 

Aaron Click, son of John and Catharine Schwander Click, 
was horn March 23, 1817. Fie died at Catasauqua, Pa., April <>, 
1873. fie was a prominent member of the Evangelical church 
and in the year 1X70 was one of the building committee who 
erected the present church edifice at the corner oi Second and 
Walnut streets in Catasauqua. His wife, Mary Ann Boyer, a 
daughter of Jacob and Mary M. ('DreisbacrO Boyer. They had 
six children, Thomas B., who served in the Civil war for three 
vears; John J., who served for ninety days; Jennie A., Clinton 
[. and Austin A., one of the prominent artomeys-at-Iaw and 
quite wealthy. Resides at Catasauqua, Pa. 


Edward Click, son of John and Catharine Schwander Click, 
was not married. 

Elizabeth Click, daughter of John and Catharine Schwander 
Click, married Edward George. They had five children, Milton, 
Clara. Rilla. Elizabeth and Edward. ' 

John Click, Jr., son of John, married Ellen Stone, and they 
have five children. 


Philip Click, second son of Johanna and Magdalina, was 
born in Cermanv in 1-7*50 or '51 audi came with his parents to 

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America, when two or three years old. Learned the blacksmith 
rrade with \\\< father. It has been claimed by some of his 
descendants he served in the Revolutionary war, the same as 
four of his brother ,. The Pennsylvania Roster fails to give 
his name, although he may have been in the war as a smith. 
Almost cverv young a. an in Pennsvlvania served at leas! for 
a time in die place <>\ a sick soldier when there was great danger 
from the British army. 

Me married Susannah Pabarine. who was horn in 1752, per- 
haps a native of Dauphin county and akin to the Strauses, issue, 
second generation: John, Philip. George. Jacob, Peter, Henry, 
Jonathan. Anna MagcJaline. Polly, Susannah and three other 


daughters. One married a Straus and died in Pennsylvania. It 
is claimed there were sixteen or eighteen children in his family. 

Philip Glick came from Allentown, Pa., to where he had 
gone after leaving Albany township, Berks county, ha., with 
two of his brothers, Daniel and Peter, and other relatives and 
friends to Fairfield count}'. Ohio, and entered government land 
in 1804 or 1805. Philip, on his return trip to Pennsylvania, took 
sick and died at 1 larrisburg. Pa. His widow the following year 
and his brother, Peter, in 1806 or 1807 and others came with 
her large family to Fairfield county, Ohio, where he'- husband 
had previously entered land, settling in Bloom township in the 
thick green woods. This pioneer grand old mother died Sent. 
15, 1825, age 75 years. Her remains are in the cemetery at (he 
Salem, sometimes called the Glick church. Her tombstone is a 
large long chest covering the grave. Her husband died at 
about ?0 years old. There seems to be no record of his grave. 

John Click, first son of Philip and Susannah, served as en- 
sign in Capt. John D. Courtright's company, Col. Charles Miller, 
1st Battalion, 3rd Regiment, 1st Brigade, Ohio Militia, War of 
1812. from Sept. 27, 1812, to Feb. 26, 1813. 

Philip Click, Jr., second son of Philip and Susannah, has no 

George Click, third son of Philip and Susannah, was born 
in 1779 in Perks county, Pa. He came with hi- mother to ( ihio 
and in time he became the grandfather of the lion. George 
Washington Glick. Governor of Kansas, mentioned later. He 
served as private in Capt. Richard Hooker's company, f Jhio 
Militia, in the War of 1812 from May 7 to Sept. 5. 1815. lie 
married Christina Reiduaur in Ohio, who came from Pennsyl- 
vania. Had issue, third generation: Isaac Glick, only known 
son. born on a farm in Ohio, Sent. 19. 1805. and died in De- 
cern 1 urn. 1878. 

Isaac Glick married Mary Tickers Sanders in Ohio. I fad 
issue, fourth generation, < ieorgc Washington, Calista, Charles 
Sherman, Dr. John S. and Benjamin. 

George Washington Glick, the ninth Governor of Kansas. 
was a great, great grandson of Johannes and great grandson of 
Philip, audi grandson of George and son of Isaac. Was born 
on a farm at Greencastle, Fairfield county, Ohio, July 4, 1827. 


Both his grandfathers, George Click and Capt. George Sanders, 
served in the War of 1812. Mis mother, Marv Sanders, was 
oi Scotch parentage. His father and mother lived to a good 
old age. His father, Isaac, was considerable of a politician. 
George was raised on his father's farm near Freemont. Ohio. At 
the age of 21 entered the law office of Rutherford B. Hayes and 
Bucklen (Hayes later became President of the I'. S. in 1876), 
became a law student and was admitted to the bar two years later 
at Cincinnati. He began the practice of law at Freemont. When 
31 years old he was nominated for Congress b_\ the Democrats 
of his district in 'Ohio, but declined the nomination. The same 
year made the raise, against Gen. Bucklen for the state senate. 
his former law preceptor. He was defeated, but ran 1.750 votes 
ahead of his ticket. 

He was married in 1857 to Flizabeth Ryder, of Massillion, 
Ohio, a lady descended from the distinguished colonial ancestor 
who baa! settled at Concord. Mass. 

IssaFe, -fifth generation, two children born, Frederick H. and 
Jennie W. 

He moved to Kansas in the spring of 1859, locating, forming 
a partnership with, the Hon. Alfred G. Otis, which lasted until 
1874, when an affection of the throat caused him to quit law. 
He was elected to the Legislature in 1862, '63, '<>4, '(^S, '66, '68, 
76, '82. Was made speaker of the house pro tern in 1876. The 
house was Republican. 

He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 
1856. '68, '84, '91, He was nominated for Governor in 1868, 
but defeated. Renominated in 1882 and elected by a majority 
of 8,079 votes. 

In 1885 be was appointed by ['resident Cleveland [tension 
agent at T'opeka. and was again appointed when Mr. Cleveland 
was re-elected. He with John S. and C. S. Click, of Wyandotte 
countw Kans., two of his brothers, signed, a petition calling for 
a. railroad convention at Topeka in I860. He was a member or 
the convention. His practice has extended through all the 
counties and he was the attorney for two railroads and a num- 
ber of corporations. For thirty years Gov. .Click was engaged 
in farming Ins 640 acres of valuable land known as the Shannon 
Hill Shorthorn cattle, paying sometimes as much as $1,000 i^v 


a single head. He was a member of the State Board of Agri- 
culture for thirty years and served as its ['resident, also a mem- 
ber of the Kansas Historical Society and its first vice-president, 
one of the Kansas commissioners at the Centennial in 1S76, mem- 
ber of the board of managers at the Columbian exposition in 
1893, president of the Kansas board of the [ntemational Ex- 
position in 1898 at Omaha. 

As a lawyer, as a farmer, as a legislator, as a railway builder 
and Democratic politician, he did things that have become a part 
of Kansas history. It was as a farmer and member of the State 
Hoard of Agriculture that he did tin: most for Kansas, the first 
to advocate the sowing of alfalfa, insisted that farmers sow 
Russian hard wheat and plant Kaffir corn. His articles in agri- 
cultural records for forty years are most valuable to tin- farmers 
l^x the West. Good grasses, thoroughbred cattle and hogs in- 
terested him as far back as the great drought m I860. 

Click was a Thomas Jefferson. 

As a politician everything in the nature of (Hick was Demo- 
cratic. It was said of him that he was a Bourbon Democrat 
and that be never changed. 

He enlisted as a soldier in the Mexican war but peace was 
declared before he saw any active service, lie served in the 
Second Kansas Regiment in the Civil war under Col. M. Quigg 
and took parr in the protection of Kansas against ('.en. Price 

wounded at the battle of the Big Blue, lie belonged to the 
Masonic order for forty-nine years, did not swear, drink or 
smoke and was rcadv to fight any measure or organisation that 
smacked of tyranny. 

He had quick wit. in the Democratic Convention in Topeka 
in 1894, in a powedful speech he was reasoning and arguing 
against low prices when a delegate yelled out, "What about 
hogs?" Click retorted, "They always squeal when they're 
hungry." The bouse broke forth in a roar. Hogs at that time 
were high priced and the Cehrokee county delegate wanted to 
make a point, but failed. For thirty-five years he resided in 
one house in Atchison. The last twelve years oi his life were 
divided between his Atchison and Florida home. His iron frame 
and vigorous intellect had now begun to yield to the persistent 


demand of time. In Florida he slipped on the stairway and 
broke his hip, and he never recovered. His measure was filled. 
fie out-lived all ot those with whom he began the race of life 
and with whom he engaged in early political battles. Besides 
an awful tragedy came into the fami\ home. His beloved grand- 
son, George Click Orr, was drowned on the Pacific coast while 
bathing. The crowns of old parents are their children's chil- 
dren. This was so beautifully exemplified in the love the ( iov- 
ernor bore for his grandson. He once said life is worth living 
to have a boy coming on to be useful in die world. He idolized 
the grandson and like the king of old never smiled again after 
the induce was drowned, so there was no more laughter in die 
George \Y. Click hoaie after the death of George Click Orr 
in 10Q9. ' . k 

Governor Click, aged, honored and respected, after being 
bedfast for one year and two weeks, a patient sufferer, but with 
a clean and brilliant mind, passed into his reward April 11, 1911, 
in his eight}'- fourth year. 

Airs. Click, white haired, handsome, yet in her declining- 
years is at the old homestead in Atchison where her daughter, 
Mrs. Orr, with affectionate and tender care, administers unto 
her. This aged mother with Christian fortitude hears the last 
affliction with many others common to every mother of the 
land, waiting with resignation and Christian's unfaltering hope 
to meet in a few brief moons, the heroic soul with whom she 
spent fifty-four years in the sacred bonds of wifehood. 

Statue of 

[Greeted in Statuarv i i all < if 

ddie Cmled States Capitol 

\W the State of Kansas. 


24'i-rr. I'M I 

Mr. Thompson. I desire to otter a resolution, and i diould 
like to have an unanimous consent for its immediate adoption. 

die statue of George Washington Click. Cuder the law each 

State is entitled to place two statues of distinguished men or 
women in that famous bail. About ten years ago Kansas se- 
lected from her citizens as one of the recipients of this house. 
John James IngalK who was formerly a celebrated member 
of this body. About one year ago Kansas choose another ot 
her citizens, George Washington Click', the only Democratic 
Governor the State ever had until the present administration, 
for the same high honor. 

Senator [ngalls was an uncompromising Republican, as is 
equally well known Gov. (Hick was an uncompromising Demo- 
crat. These men- lived and died in the' same town, Atchison, 
Kans.. and are buried in the same cemetery. It is therefore 
verv fitting that the statues of these eminent sons of Kansas, 
representing respectively two branches of political thought and 
the two great political 'parties '^' this country, should -land sick- 
by side in the flail of Fame. A prominent place immediately 
at the right of the entrance leading from Statuary Hall to the 
House of Representatives has been selected for the statue of 
Gov. Glick, a place equally important has been selected for the 
statue of Senator Ingalls immediately at the left of the same 
entraitce in the Capitol of the United States. 

Calista Glick, only sister of Guv. Glick. was horn in Ohio. 
married Edward Moon and lived in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Charles Sherman Glick was born in ( ihio. moved with his 
brother to Kansas in 1859, settling in Wyandotte county Mar- 
ried Lucretia Pield. The widow is still living in Kansas City. 

Dr. John S. Glick was born in < !hio. moved with bis brother 
to Kansas in 1859, settling in Wyandotte county. Married. 
Wife's maiden name unknown, but her tirsl name was Retha. 

I'.eniamin Glick, youngest brother of Gov. (.dick, was bum 
in Ohio. Married. Wife's maiden name unknown. Her first 
name was Sarah. Had one son. Jessie. All passed out. 


ourth son 


id Sn 

naii. married 

if Daniel and Christii 

his cousin. Sarah < Hick, dam 

descendants unknown. 

Refer Glick, fifth son of Philip and Susannah, has no recor 
Henry (Hick, sixth son of Philip and Susannah, was born 

Pennsylvania in 1798. Died in Ohio in 1872. age 76. Marri. 

Sarah Peters, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1797, died 


Ohio in 1889, age 92. They were married in Ohio in 1818. She 
was a daughter of Abraham Peters, who came from Germany 
in 1752 to Pennsylvania, then coming at an early day to Fairfield 
comity, Ohio, following the trade of hlacksmithing while his 
family conducted the farm. 

Henry (dick taught school in his early days, later followed 
agricultural pursuits. Me was a man whose advice was much 
sought after in religious matters. He and his wife were con- 
stant members of the Lutheran church. He often heard his 
maternal grandmother tell of seeing General Washington ride 
through the country during the Revolutionary war. Had issue, 
third generation : 

Eliza Click, daughter of Henry and Sarah, born in Ohio 
March 15. -1822. Married Jessie Leist March 10, 1842. Died 
Ma\ 4, 1913, age '1 years. 

Phehe Click, daughter of Henry and Sarah, died. Xo record. 

Abraham ("dick, son of Henry and Sarah, he being a twin 
with hi£ sister, Catharine, was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
July 3, 1825. Married Eliza Anderson, secondly Catharine Ray, 
thirdly Catharine Bell. All three died, lie was in the grocery 
and dry goods business in Terre Haute, In<!., ten years, selling 
out and moving to his farm in Sugar Creek township, where he 
died Jime 18. 1901. One of his sons, Luther, is still a resident 
of Terre Haute. 

Catharine Click, daughter of Henry and Sarah, being the 
twin with her brother, born at the same tune. July 3, 1825. 
Marned Frederick Lockhart. is living with her son and daugh- 
ter at Lonely Dale, Ala., in her ninety-second year 

Henry thick, son of Henry, Sr. and Sarah, born in Ohio 
April 3, 1827. Married Flza l.'.arr. Four children, Maggie. 
Sarah and Mattie. resident 'of Terre Haute. Henry lives at 
Richmond. End. Henry Click was in the brewing business with 
his brother. George, in Terre Haute many years. He died at 
Terre Haute. 

linos (.dick, son of Henry and Sarah, horn in Ohio Oct. 25. 
1830. Married Jane \\ herb now dead 

F.rasmas ('dick, -on of Henry and Sarah, horn in * >hio Sept. 
7, 1835. 


Sarah Click, daughter of Henry and Sarah, born in Ohio 
Sept. 19. 1S35. Married Henry Doner in Illinois. Dead. 

Edmond (Hick, son of Henry and Sarah, born in Ohio Sept. 
8, 1838. Married a Disinger March 10, 1861. Xine. children 
living, one dead. They live on a farm near Lake Wood, [11., 
where he died. 

Zeno Giick, son of Henry and Sarah, born in Ohio July 9, 
1841. Married Amond A. Bollenbaugh. Lived at Canal Win- 
chester. Ohio, where he died. 

Philip and Ananias, two brothers, first cousins of Vbraham, 
were in the wagon and blacksmithing business in Terre Haute. 
Ind.. manv years. Thev are now residents of Gary, Ind. 

Anna Magdaliue Click, oldest daughter of Philip and Susan- 
nah, was born in Pennsylvania near 1780. Came with her mother 
to Ohio. Married Henry Hall. She became the mother of 
fifteen children. It was her daughter, Christina, who became 
the wife of Jacob Smith. He came with his father and some of 
the Probsts, HalP and Clicks to Fairfield county, Ohio, from 
Pennsylvania in 1808. His grandfather was a Revolutionary 
soldier and he served in the War of 1812 from ( )hio. He mar- 
ried Christina Hall, who died in 1871. He died in 1870. 

HAD 1SSCK,. 1'OLl'Tir OHNKKATIO.W Fol ' Kl I ■'. K.\ C II I l-DKIl \" . 

Samuel Smith died in Ohio. Susan Smith died in Logan 
county, Ohio. Henry Smith died in Fairfield county. Ohio in 
1872. Moses lived in Logan county, < >hio, where he died. 
Reuben Smith in Pinna county. < )hio, mentioned later. Tenna 
Smith married a Blackwood, died in < >hio. Jacob Smith moved 
to Missouri where he died. Manassa Smith moved to Lo- 
gansport. Ind. Anna Smith lived in Fairfield county, Ohio. 
Sarah Smith mentioned later. Jonathan Smith mentioned later. 
David L. Smith, married, lives at the old home farm in Piqua 
county. Ohio, near Lithopolis, raised a family of ten children. 
Lizzie Smith mentioned later. 

Jacob Click, son of Philip and Susannah, was born in Penn- 
sylvania near 1790. Married Sarah Click, daughter of Daniel 
and Christina Click, who were born in Pennsylvania near 17 ( >0. 
Moth died in Ohio. Xo further record. 


Susannah Click, daughter of Philip and Susannah, was burn 
in Pennsylvania in 1779. died in Ohio in 1866, age X7 years. 
Married a Beary, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1773, died 
in 1845, age 72 years. They lived on a farm in Piqua count)', 

Polly Glick, daughter of Philip and Susannah, was born in 
Pennsylvania near 1780. Married Frederick Schwander, who 
was born in Pennsylvania. Both dead many years. 

One of Philip and Susannah's daughters married a Straus 
and remained in Pennsylvania. 

Jonathan. 'Slick, the youngest son of Philip and Susannah, 
was born either in perks or Lehigh county, Pa., in < )ctoher, 
1793. He died in l )hio in October, 1866. age 73 years, lie was 
by order of birth the eleventh child and accompanied his mother 
to their new home in Fairfield count)-, Ohio, when but a youth. 
He was anxious to enter the army with his brothers, John and 
George, and serve in the War of 1812, but owing to his youth 
was notj. allowed to go. However he went to Pennsylvania and 
worked his 'way into the army as a substitute for his brother, 
Philip. After the war he remained in Pennsylvania until he 
married Catharine Kenchner or Kashner, a daughter of Jeremiah, 
and Catharine, residents of Lehigh county, Pa. Pie then again 
came to Bloom township in ISIS, purchasing the farm on winch 
his son, Manassa Click, later lived. For his services in the War 
of 1812 he received land warrants by which he acquired one 
hundred and sixty acres of land. His father-in-law came to 
Bloom township, where he spent the greater part of his life. His 
wife died at tiie age of 8^ years, ft was her daughter, Catharine, 
who became the wife of Jonathan Click and the mother of 
Manassa. She died in her eighty-sixth year. 

Aaron, Sarah, Caroline. Jonathan, Elias, Lucy, Catharine. 
Levina and Manassa. All born between 1820 and 1840. 

Aaron Click, oldest son of Jonathan and Catharine, was born 
in Lehigh county. Pa. mi 1818. Was but a babe when he came 
with Ins parents to Ohio Married Luanda Brenthiuger in Ohio. 
Moved with other (Hick relatives to Bartholomew count}', bid.. 

near 1846, settling- on 160 acres of land In Clay town-hip. now 
upon a part of which Petersville is built. On selling out in 
1868 moved with his family Lo Georgetown, Vermilion county, 
111., where lie settled again upon a farm where he died in Sep- 
tember, 1900, age 82. His wife, Lucinda, died in 1897, age 
76 years. Both interred in the Mt. Pisgah cemetery at George- 

Xoah. Aaron, Catharine, Jonathan, Man'assa Erasmas. Luther 
and Malissa. 

Xoah Click, oldest sun or' Aaron and Lucinda, was born in 
Fairfield county, Ohio, near Lithopolis Sept. 14, 1843. Came 
with his father to Bartholomew county. Received a public 
school education. Was then a teacher in Indiana. Married 
Louisa Everoad Sept. 17, 1865. Moved with his father to 
Georgetown, then again in the fall of 1874 moved to Breckin- 
ridge, Mo., where he settled upon a farm and moved to Breckin- 
ridge nine years before his death. Pic died suddenly Sept. 17, 
1911, age 68 years and 3 daw-. He was a Methodist ami mem- 
ber of the K. of P. He left a widow and five sons, Frank and 
Clarence at Houston, Tex., John, Allen and Bert at home. 

Catharine Click", oldest daughter of Aaron and Lucinda, was 
born perhaps in Ohio in October, 1846. Married Joseph i .'. 
Coodner in 1869. Issue fifth generation: 

Corda, dead: Clara. Joseph, Melissa, Lucinda, Mabel, Noble 
and Claud. Clara, Joseph and Melissa are married and live in 
Illinois. Lucinda lives in Colorado. Mr. Coodner resides m 
Rochester, Ind. 

Aaron Click. Jr., son of Aaron and Lucinda, was born on 
a farm at Petersville, Ind.. in 18-i-S. Educated in the tree scho ils 
in Indiana. Married Catharine Coodner. issue, five genera- 
tion, names unknown. Residents Cayuga, Vermilion count}'. 

Rev. Jonathan Click, son of Aaron and Lucinda. was born 
on a farm at Petersville Fell. 23, 1850. Educated in the common 
schools. A great bible student. Admitted to the Methodist 
ministry in 1880. Member of the Illinois Conference, Methodist 

Episcopal church. Attended the Methodist Theological School 
at Evanston, 111., graduating from that institution in 1891. Mar- 
ried Rosetta Sept. S, 1881. who was born in Virginia. 

Giving thirty- tour years of his life to active ministry, had some 
great revivals and more than 1,000 conversions 'and additions '0 
various churches under his charge. Had to give up his regular 
work in 1914, owing to nervous breakdown, but still aide to 
travel and preach, some. Issue, fifth generation, one daughter. 
who married the Rev. R. X. Miller, of the Methodist church. 
Air. (dick resides in L/rbana, 111. 

Manassa Click, son of Aaron and Lucinda, was born at 
Petersville, Ind.. April 23, 1852. Educated in the public schools. 
Lived in Indiana sixteen years, going from Illinois to Hamilton, 
Mo., in 1890, buying and settling on a farm. Married Miss Eva 
A. Morgan., a teacher in the I hamilton high school, who was 
born at Zanesville, Ohio, Oct. JO, I860. Issue, fifth generation: 
CurtisvM.,' Perry A. and Anna L. Curtis was born Dec. 10, 
1892, graduating from the Hamilton high, school, then went four 
years to Parknell College, graduating there and teaching in 
1916. Perry was born Dec. 21, 1895. First year in college 1916. 
Anna Lucile born Sept. 28, 1005. 

Erasmas Click, son of Aaron and Lucinda, born at Peters- 
ville Xov. 18. 1854. Married Mary A. Jenkins March 2?. 1880 
at Ceorgtown. 111. issue, fii'th generation, Carrie. Anna, Everett. 
Ray, two other daughters at home. Carrie M., living in Illinois. 
Anna is in Iowa, superintending the kindergarten at the state 
institution at Clenwood. Everett is in college at Urban a, 111. 
Ray is an operator for the Vandalia railroad at Judson, Ind. 

Luther (dick, son of Aaron and Lucinda, was horn al Peters- 
ville. Ind., in 1856.- Married, living on farm at Georgetown. 

Melissa Click-, daughter of Aaron and Lucinda, was born 
at Petersville, ind.. in 1858. Married Isaac Smith. Has two 
children. Resides in Georgetown, 

Jonathan 'Click, son of Jonathan and Catharine, was born 

76 vears. Married Sarah Spangler, granddaughter of Jacob 
Spangler. and daughter of Enic Spangler. He moved to Par- 
tholomew county, Ind.. in 1846, settling on a farm a few miles 
south of Hope in Hau creek township, where be ■-pent the re- 


mainder of his days. He was a devout member of the Moravian 
church and in politics a staunch Democrat. His wife died Oct. 
22. 1895. Coth arc interred together at the Moravian cemetery 
and church in Clay township. Had issue, fourth generation: 

Milton, Catharine, Uriah, Rufus, Poll}', Marion, Xoah, Emma, 
Clara. Mattie and Sarah. 

Milton Click, oldest son of Jonathan and Sarah, was burn 
in Bartholomew county near 1850; married America Jane 
Rogers in Clark county, I rid. ; always a farmer; member of the 
Movarian church; Democrat in politics. Residence, Petersville. 
[nil. Had issue fifth generation. Edgar, married, lives on his 
father's farm; Sarah, single, at home; Lillie and Jonathan. 

Catharine Click, odest daughter o\ Jonathan unld Sarah; mar- 
ried Robert Anderson; had eight or nine children. 

Uriah Click, son of Jonathan and Sarah; horn in Bartholo- 
mew county, Incl ; married Ara Rogers, a sister of his brother's 
wife. Issue, fifth generation: William and Anna. The mother 
died recently Married Lizza Clarkson, of Jennings county, Ind. 
Carpenter ; member of the Moravian church; resident of I lope. 

Rufus Click, son' of Jonathan and Sarah, married July 
Seward, a daughter of James Seward, a neighbor. He is a farm- 
er ami lives north of Hope. Issue, fifth generation: Frank, 
Harry. Bessie, Marion, Xella and Laura, two last dead. 

The Rev. Harry Click, son of Rufus and July, graduating 
in the spring of 1916 from the Methodist College at Moureshill. 
Ind.. and is now engaged m the Methodist ministerial work. 

Sarah Click', daughter of Jonathan and Sarah, married a 
Clarkson. Issue, fifth generation: Six children horn, four dead. 

Marion Click, son of Jonathan and Sarah, married Cora 
Hitchcock. Issue, fifth generation: Two children, a hoy and 
a -irk He lives on the old home farm. 

Clara and Mattie, daughters of Jonathan and Sarah, both 

Xoah Click, son of Jonathan ami Sarah, died March 25, 1890 

Emma Click, daughter or Jonathan and Sarah, died May 
4. 1890. 

Elias (dick, son of Jonathan and Catharine, was horn in Fair- 
field countv, Ohio, m 1830, died Jan. 21. 1880. age 50 years. 

Married Susannah ECesler, a daughter of Jonathan and Nancy 
Kesler. -Mr. (dick came to Bartholomew county. End. near 1846, 
settling' on a farm in Sandcreek township north of Elizabeth- 
town, where he died. Belonged to church and." was a farmer 
all the days of his life. His wife, Susannah, died at her daugh- 
ter's, Mrs. Robertson, March 21, 1916, in Petersville. age 84 
years, 1 month and. 16 days. Both are buried at the Moravian 
church in Clay town-hip. Her sister, Mrs. .Mary Smith, died 
in Fairfield county, Ohio. March 18, 1916, passed S'4 vears, she 
being a twin with her. 

William, Man Catharine, Emma. Sarah', Alice, Bell. Ember, 
Laura, Mattie and Alva. 

William. Click, oldest son of Elias and Susannah, married. 
in the" navy, residence San Francisco, Cab 

Mary Catharine Click, daughter of Elias and Susannah, 
married Martin Robertson, son of Joseph Robertson. .Both 
members of church. Residence Petersville. Lnd. Issue, fifth 
generation, Louisa, Corda, Walter audi Clinton. Louisa married 
William Emet. issue, sixth generation, Opal. Mabel. Carl and 
Martin. Corda at home, single. Walter married Ruth Hitchock. 
Issue, sixth generation. Wayne, Irene, Edith. Florence, Freda 
and Donald. Clinton married Esta Essie. Issue, sixth genera- 
tion, Florence, May, Margaret, Man .Id. Thomas, one dead. 

Emma Click, daughter of Elias rmd Susannah, married 
Franklin Mclntire. Issue, fifth generation, Oscar, married Elsa 

Alice Click, daughter of Elias and Susannah, married La- 
fayette Burns. Issue, fifth generation, Leonard and Floyd, one 

Bell (buck, -laughter of Elias and Susannah, married James 
Mclntire. [-sue. fifth generation, Albert. Norval and Susannah. 
one dead. 

Luther 'Click, son of Elias and Susannah, married Myrtle 
Vanroe, she died. Had issue, fifth generation, Beneit. Lottie and 


Laura Click, daughter of Elias and Susannah, married George 
Carmichael. Issue, fifth generation, Hershal, Pauline, out dead. 

Mattie Gliek, daughter of Elias and Susannah, single. 

Alva Click, son of Elias and Susannah, married Etta Wise. 
One daughter born, Mildred. 

Caroline Click, daughter of Jonathan and Catharine, was 
horn in Ohio about 1830. Married Cozzam Zwaver, who was 
born in (duo about the same time as his wife. Thev moved to 
Clay township, Bartholomew count}-, Ind., settling on a farm 
in 1840. where he followed blacksmithing some years in connec- 
tion with farming. They were members of the Lutheran church. 
In politics he was a Democrat. Roth died near 1900. Had issue. 
fourth generation : 

Aaron. Jonathan, Catharine, Mary and Sarah. The first 
three were born after 1850 and never married. They moved 
to Columbus after 1900. where Catharine died about 1"I0. Mary 
Zwaver being a twin. She married Joseph Haines. The) have 
several children and live on a farm. 

Sarah Click, Lucy Click, Catharine Click and Levina Click, 
daughters of Jonathan and Catharine, were all burn in Ohio and 
married and died there. With the death of Levina Snider thus 
family became extinct. One married Jacob Solt, a. sou of Conrad 
Solt. lie came to Clay township, Garthol mew county. Ind.. 
near 1850, and purchased lo0 acres of land upon which Ins son. 
Jonathan, later lived and died near 1900. 

Manassa ("dick, son of Jonathan and Catharine, was born in 
Ohio. Taught school eight years, one of winch was in Indiana. 
Married. Was known as Squire Click. Wrote a biographical 
sketch uf the Clicks in Fairfield and Pinna counties. 


Daniel (Click, third son of Johanna-, and Magdalina, as pre- 
viously mentioned, was born in Germany perhaps in J7j2 and 
came with his parents to America when a child. If his other 
given name was Albrecht he served in the Revolutionary war 
with his brother, Frederick-, from Perks county. He married 
Christina Babarine, perhaps a sister of his brother Philip's 
wife, and came to Fairfield, Ohio, in 1801 or 1802 and entered 

government land. The old sheepskin deed signed bv [rimes 
Madison, then President, was with George H. Click, his great- 
grandson, but is now lost. He then moved to Ohio in 1303 ur 
1804, accompanied by Daniel Floy and John Ritter, who had 
married his brother, Peter's, daughter. Mary. 

Daniel Glick and his wife, Christina, are buried at the 
Salem or Click church in the older part of the graveyard behind 
and near the church, where there are a number of old slab 
tombstones nearly alike. The inscriptions have all crumbled off 
so that their graves can not be located. 


Solomon, Daniel. Sarah, Catharine, L'.eujamin and Jacob. 
Solomon 'Click, first son of Daniel and Christina, born in Albany 
township^" Berks comity, Pa., Jan. 25, 1788. Came with his 
parents to Fairfield county, Ohio, before it was made its present 
size. Served in the cavalry as a private in Capt. John D. 
Courtright's company, Col. Charles Miller's hirst Battalion, 
3rd Regiment. First Brigade. Ohio Militia, War of 1812 from 
Oct. 22, 1812, to Pel). 26, 1S13. Alter the surrender of De- 
troit by Hull Den. William Henry Harrison was placed in 
command of the armv of the northwest and left Columbus, Ohio, 

tion of the Maumee river /m account of approaching winter and 
slow going, where the soldiers spent the winter, building :.i fort 
which they called Fort Meigs, where dice were besieged in the 
spring by the Indians under the noted Indian chief, Tecumseh. 
and the British under Proctor. 

Solomon Click married Man Spangler, a daughter «t Jacob 
and Parbara Reicbelderfer Spangler. born in Pcnnsvlvania ( >ct. 
6. 1795. [acob Spangler came from Pennsylvania, where he 
had married a daughter r>f John Reicbelderfer. Sr., whose other 
daughter, Catharine, married a ['.rancher. Jacob Spangler settled 
on section 9 in Salt Creek township, Pick.' county, in 1807, and 
had several children: Fnos. Jessie, Mary. etc. Jessie settled in 
the eastern pan of Madison township, Pick, county, and from 
there moved to Henry county, ( 'bio. 


Solomon Click was a farmer and sold his farm to his son-in- 
law, Reuben Smith, and moved with his children, except Jessie 
and Eliza, to Clay township, Uartholomew count)-, hid., in the 
spring of 1845, settling upon 300 acres of land which he had 

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ma rav (;uck, wifio i >f sou 

purchased that joins l-'etersville oi.i the southeast, He died Oct. 
25. 1845, age 5"" years. 8 months, 21 flays. Mis remains arc 
interred in the I'Zudn cemetery at the Moravian church in Clay 
township. I hs wife, Marv Spangler, died -in Sullivan county, 

interred by the side of her daughter, Mima lloyer, on the farm 
within one mile of Carlisle that Joseph I 'lover once owned. 


Jesse, Delilah, Eliza, E'nos, Solomon Sintha, Mima, Mary, 
Mariah and Monroe. 

Jesse Click, oldest son of Solomon and Mary, was horn in 
Pickaway count}- in 1815. Married Polly Click', a daughter of 
Henry Click and a granddaughter of Peter and Barbara Click. 
She was born in 1820 and raised a family. Both died in Ohio. He 




Delilah and Eliza Click, two oldest daughters of Solomon 
and .Mary, mentioned at another place.' The first married Joseph 
(dick and Eliza married Reuben Smith. 

Enos (dick, second oldest son of Solomon and Mary, born 
in Pickaway county, Ohio, Dec. 18. 1828, died in Illinois March 
10, 1904, age 7? years, 2 months. 22 days. I lis remains are in- 
terred at V'irden. Married Elizabeth Lutz in ( >hio, who was born 
Sept. 13, 1823. died near Ellis, Ivan., Jan. 20. 1886. aged 62 years, 
4 months. 7 days. ■ She was buried at Waukeena. Kan. He 
moved with his. father and his family to Bartholomew county. 
[nd., in 1848, buying two farms of 160 acres each, one on the 
south Mde of Clifty Creek, the other joining Petersville on the 
southwest, and lived on the latter and built a saw mill, winch 
was destroyed bv a flood. Selling out in 1853 he moved with 


his family to Carlisle, Sullivan county, Ind., settling on a farm 
and selling out again during the Civil war and moving to Edgar 
count}-, 11!., where he owned eight or nine hundred acres of 
land. He again moved to Trego county, Kan., in 1X72, where 
he settled on a 1,600 acre farm. The Kansas droughts, 
financially ruined him and he returned to Illinois in 1S90, where 
he died. He was a farmer all the days of his life, member of 
church and a Republican in politics. 


Indiana, Mary, Monroe. Henry. Polly, George \V. Taylor. 
Enos, Sophia, Jennie and Caroline. 

Indiana, oldest daughter of Enos and Elizabeth, born in ( )hio. 
Feb. 2, 1843, died in Illinois, March 13, 1913. 

Mary Glick, second oldest daughter of Enos and Elizabeth, 
born April 2, 1844, in Ohio, married a Vansickle. 

Monroe J. Glick, oldest and first son of Enos and Elizabeth. 
born July 1. 1845, in Ohio; married Mary E. Miller in Ohio: 
was a soldier in the Civil War from Carlisle, Sullivan count}-. 
Indiana, 21st Regiment, Company D, recruit in the first regiment 
of heavy artillery, mustered in March 4, 1864, out Jan. 13, 1866; 
21st regiment organized at Indianapolis in 1861. Monroe Glick 
joined in the disastrous expedition of General Banks up Red, 
River in March, 1864. The regiment later was stationed at dif- 
ferent [joints on the Gulf, in April, 1864: six batteries of the 
heavy artillery under Major Roy participated in the investment 
of Mobile, reduction of Fort Morgan and Gaines and the capture 
of Mobile at the closing of this .ketch in October, 1865. The 
first heavy artillery, the 21st regiment is still in the service. 
After the war he returned to his farm and married, residence, 
Paris. [11. 


Four children— -two sons and two daughters; names unknown. 

Henry Glick, second oldest sm U f Enos and Elizabeth, born 

Sept. 25, 1S46, in Ohio; married Emma Macclroy in Illinois Aug. 

51 n~£.VSy 

31, 1871. who was born in Clark county. Sept. 6, 1846. spending 
most of their lives upon a farm; both are members of church 
and in politics he is a Republican and now a resident of Paris. 


Effie A.. Orval E.. Mirtie A., Xora E., Emma O., Robert IT., 
Earnest E.. and Mem !.., who -lied N'ov. 14, I'M 1 . 

Eihe A. (dick, oldest daughter of ETenry and Emma, married 
Charley Bell. February, 1893. They have five children: Laverue, 
Wayne, Virgil. Earl mid haul. 

Dr. Orval E. Click-, oldest m>]\ of Henry and Emma, married 
Daisy Morris, Vpril 2d, 1900; two children born, Manuel and 
Mar-arc Dr. (dick is a graduate from the Chicago University 
and is a practicing physician at Kentland. Ind. 

Mertie A. Click, daughter of Henry and Emma, married 
Charley ^Smith March 25, 1S94. 

Polly ("dick, daughter of Enos and Elizabeth, born in Indiana 
Jan. 13, 1848, married a Beunet. 

Ceorge W. Click, son of Enos and Elizabeth, born in Indiana.. 
March 3. 1849, married, died Aug. 5, 1888. 

Taylor (dick, son of Enos and Elizabeth, born in Indiana, 
Del. 31. 1850. married, died Eeb. 13. 1907. 

Enos (.dick, son of Enos and Elizabeth, born Eel). 24, 1853, in 
Bartholomew county, Indiana, married Ann:i Hunt in < )hio. 

1857, in Sullivan couutv. Indiana, married a Marley. 

Jennie Click, daughter of Enos and El'r/abetb. born Oct. 5. 
1860. in Indiana, married a Maker and lives in Kansas City. 

Caroline (dick, daughter of Enos and Elizabeth, born April 
12. 18.62. married Uallendmes. 

Solomon Click, son of Solomon and Mary, born in Pickaway 
couutv, Ohio. Sept. 2A. 1830, on a farm near Eithopoiis; came 
with bis parents to Barth county, Indiana, when a young man, 
married Mary Margaret Blessing Oct. 5,. 1851, a daughter of 
Christian and Mary Thomas (Blessing) who was born (Jet. 7, 
1828 in Frederick county. Maryland. They moved to Sullivan 
counrv. Indian;'., in 1853, settling at Graysvilie. returning to Barth 
couutv in 1859 where be followed vvagonmaking at Petersville, 


Hope and Columbus, died at Seymour, Jackson count}-, hid., 
Nov. 4, 1906, aged 70 years, 1 month, 11 day-. His remain- are 
interred in the new part of the cemetery at Seymour and lias a 


tombstone. They were members of the Lutheran church: bis 
wife was the last surviving member of a class of eighteen who re- 
ceived instructions in the catechism from the Rev. Keller and 
joined bis church in 1850 and was always a strict Lutheran. Kind. 

even-tempered, industrious and ready to help the more unfor- 
tunate: had many hard trials but retained all of her faculties and 
bearing her afflictions with great patience to the finish which 
came on Sunday, Sept. 17, 1910. at 1:50 p. m., aged 87 years, 11 
months, 10 days. Her funeral services were conducted by the 
Rev. Wren, who had preached the Hon. ex-Gov. George W. 
Click funeral at Atchison, Kan., and her remains are interred in 
Sec. 47, lot 665. Crown 11 ill cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 


George [■[.. Byron Lafayette, Luther !'.. Marion, Mary Ellen. 
Mima ["«:.. Albert B., Virginia A. and Solomon. 

Mr. (dick secondly married. 

George Hewey Glick, oldest son of Solomon and Mary. 
born in Clay township, Barth. county, Indiana, July 26, 1852, 
on bis grandfather's farm on the banks of Cliffy Creek: educated 
m the free schools and spent two winters at the Hartsville College 
learning the wagon maker's trade with his father, then carried 
on wagon- making at Petersville : married Mrs. Man A. Blessing. 
March 17. ISS1. a daughter oi Henry and Sarah Bush; taught 
school at Petersville and. kept a country store in the village for 


nine years. His wife died Sept. oQ, 1888, aged 43 years: her re- 
mains are interred in the east part at the top of the hill in the 
Sand Hill cemetery in Clay township. Both were members of 
the M. E. church. He then moved to Indianapolis in 1889, set- 
tling on a farm southwest of the city, which adjoins Mars T Till 
on the west, teaching school again at Ben Davis and Maywood in 
1890; a Democrat in politics; residence, Indianapolis, Ind., 
C Eox 398. 

Mary Mae. Cleveland II. and Ruth. 

Mary Mae Click, oldest daughter of George IT. and Mary A., 
born jam 5, 1882, in Petersville. 

Cleveland Hendricks Click, sou of Geo. IT. and Mary A., horn 
October 20. 1884, died August 29, 1S85. His remains are by 
his mother on the south at the Sand Hill. 

Ruth Click, daughter of George H. and Mary A., born Aug. 
22, 1880, in Petersville. They were educated in the Indianapolis 
schools and are at home with their father. 

Bvron Lafayette Click, son of Solomon and Mary M., bom 
Sent. 1-t, 185*5, in Graysville, Sullivan county, Indiana, ami died 
April 20. 1854; buried at Graysville. 

Luther Frank Click, son of Solomon and Mary M.. horn Jan. 
20, 1855. on a farm at Graysville, Ind.; educated in the common 
schools, learned the carpenter's trade at Petersville, Ind.: sened 
as a soldier in the army of the I Mitel States in 1882 for four 
years: married Susan Scholield, Aug. 20. 18S2. in Montesano, 
Washington, daughter of David Sco field : Ins wife died near MOO. 
Her father was an attorney-atdaw and a soldier in the Civil War. 

F ! FT I 

Mam!. Viable, Thomas. Charley. Cecil. Solomon. Margaret, 
George and Murial. 

Maud, the oldest daughter, horn in 1883 ; Muriel, the young- 
est, born in 1900. Maud married Robert Dempsey, issue sixth, 
generation, Don. Mable married Pert Crane. Margaret married 
D. A. Mahoney. The four daughters live in Seattle. Charley M. 

Solomon served as a soldier on the Mexican border in 1917 and 
now is in the army in France to fight the Germans. George died 
' when a child. 

Marion Glide, son of Solomon and Man M.. horn in Grays- 
ville. lm\., Oct. 27, 1856, died in Hope, [nd., Nov. -13, L86S: buried 
at the Etion church in Clay township, Barth county, Indiana. 

Man Ellen Click, oldest daughter of Solomon and Mary M., 
born in Clay township, Bartholomew countv, fan. 19, 1861. mar- 
ried Adam May, Jan. 27. 1883, son of George Washington and 
Susannah May and died Jan. 0. 1884. Her -rave is just south of 
Man- A. (dick's tombstone at the Sand Hill cemetery in Barth 
count}', age 22 years. 11 months, 17 days. 

Mima Fmmaline'Glick, daughter of Solomon and Mary M., 
horn Nov. 25.* 1862, on her grandfather (dick's old farm in 
Petersyille ; educated in the common schools; joined the M. E. 
church at Petersville, married John 1. Jones Julv 8, 1883, of 
Barth county, who w'cis horn Feb. 25, 1856 in Barth county and a 
son of wlar.tin Luther and Elizabeth Brumfield (Jones) and per- 
haps grandson of Samuel and Anna of Scotch Irish decent and 
the Brmnfields came from Kentucky, lie moved to Harvey 
county. Kansas, July IS, 1884, settling on a farm at Sedgwick, 
where he died Dec. 21, 1900, aged 44 years. 8 months, 20 days. 
His remains are interred at the Dunkard graveyard; his father 
died when he was 3 years ld and his mother when lie was 8, 
One daughter Maudie. horn April 1, 1884, near Xewtou ; at home 
with her mother. 

Dr. Albert B. Click, son of Solomon and Mary M., hum Sept. 
11, 1864. on his grandfather Click's old farm in Petersville; edu- 
cated in the common schools and the old Hartsvillc College and 
Danville Normal . taught school one vear in Kansas. Returning 
to Indiana and moved with his brother George to Indianapolis, 
where die was employed by the Adams Express Co., and at the 
same lime graduating roan die Indiana Denial college near 1896. 
Then practiced dentistry at Fountain Square, Virginia avenue, 
many years, going to .Saiina, Kansas, in 1914, settling on a farm 
but returning to Indianapolis in 1916; a member of the Masonic 
order and the K. of I Vs. manned Minnie Wright in Washington, 
Kan., April 12, 1905, who was horn in Grant county, Indiana in 
1872.. a daughter of Isaac K. and Eidda I Coppic) Wright ; lie was 


Dorn in Germantown, Ohio, and was a soldier in the Civil war, 
died in 1913 and she died in 1912 and are interred in the Wright 
and Click lot 292, Sec. 50. Crown Hill, Indianapolis. Ind. 

Virginia Ann Click, daughter of Solomon and Marv M., born 
Tan. 13, 186S, in Hope, [nd., educated in the common schools at 
Petersville, Inch, married Andrew Wilson Porter in Marion 
county. Ind., who was horn in Marion Co., a son of James 11. and 
they were married < let. 15, 1893 and moved to Boone count) . Indi- 
ana in 1913, settling on a farm live miles north of Zionsville., 
R. I\ 1). 30. 

Solomon Click, youngest son of Solomon and Mary M.. horn 
in Indianapolis, [nd.. July 28, 1873; educated in the common 
schools; has worked many years for the Adams Express Com- 
pany in Indianapolis, and Portland. ( >regon. At present he is 
engaged in the market gardening business at [ndianapolis. 

Solomon Click, Jr., secoudh married Maggie Fanny Dunn 
in Kentucky; issue Enos and Edgar. She died in 1887, Enos 
died when 4 years old: both buried in Covington, Ky. ; graves can 
not he located. 

Edgar, son of Solomon and Maggie, was horn Vpril 27. 18S4 
at Junction City, Boyle county Kentucky; lives in Indianapolis 

Luanda or Sintha. (dick, daughter of Solomon and Mary, 
born in Pickaway county. Ohio, Jan. 11, 1833: came with her 
father to I'.arth county, In. 'nana, when a youth of 12 years old; 
mentioned later. 

Mima Click, daughter of Solomon and Marv. horn in Pick- 
away count;/. Ohio, near 1835: came with her fan her to I'.arth 
county when ten years old, grew up on a farm, married Joseph 
Hover, a .sop, of Steve and Catharine Mover, who was born in 
( >hio and also came with his' father and mother to i'.arth county, 
Indiana, near 1840; both his lather and mother are buried at the 
Enon Movariau church in Clay township. Harth county, Indiana. 
He secondly married a lady Dec 10, 1864, whose given name is 
Marv A., and they had six children, four sons and two daughters, 
all married except the youngest son. Their postotfice is ITumbol't, 

near 1860 and is buried at Carlisle bv the side of her mother. 

He died in Kansas Oct. 20. 1907, at the age of 77 and is buried 
in the Mount Hope cemetery at Humbolt. 


Mary Catharine. William and Byron. 

Mary Catharine Dover, daughter of Joseph and Mima, born 
on a farm in her grandmother's house on the banks of Clittv 
Creek- in Clay township, Earth county, Indiana, near 1853, mar- 
ried a Chandler in Kansas, lives in fola. Kan. 

William Boyer, son of Joseph and Mima, born on a farm at 
Carlisle. Sullivan co.unty, Indiana, near 1855, married, lias six 
children, three sons and three daughters, one daughter married; 
he is a farmer; his postoftice is Laharpe, Kan.. R. R. i. 

Byron Boycr. son of Joseph and Mima, born at Carlisle, near 
1859. married, has two sons; oldest is a railroad postal clerk; 
Karl, tlje youngest is serving his third term as county recorder of 
Jones cuHiilv, Iowa. Their address is Anamosia. 

Marv ( ilick, daughter of Solomon and Mary have no record. 

M"ariah Click, daughter of Solomon and Mary, died in infancy 
in Ohio. 

Monroe Click, son of Solomon and Mary, born in Ohio near 
1840. married Dodd, in Sullivan county. Indiana; his wife died 
and it is supposed he died in Texas. Lie was a soldier in the 
Civil war. 

Daniel Click, IT. second son ot Daniel and Christina was 
bom in Albany township, Berks county, Co, I VI, 26, 17%'; came 
with his father when a boy to Ohio. His descendants claim he 
served as drum major in the arm} under Oenerai Harrison 
against the British and Indians in northern Ohio in the war ot 
1812. 1 often heard my father, who-e name was Soinmou. say 
that his Tther and [Trie Dan were in ihe war of 1812, but the 
records at Columbus, Ohio, do not give his name, fie married 
Catharine Sob who died in Ohio, lie then went back to Penn- 
sylvania and secondly manned his first wife's sister, live: sold 
his farm in ( and moved with all Ins childr-o except Lewis to 
Barth county, Indiana, in 1846, settling on a farm in 'he north- 
west corner of Rock Creek township, where he spent the re- 
mainder mi" his life, loosing his sight some years before he died 

Jan. 10, 1869, age 79 years, 7 months. 14 days, i lis wife died 

near I860. Their remains are interred in the Sand Mill cemetery. 
Clay township. 


By first wire, Lewis, Isaac and Daniel, horn in 1820, died 
when a child. 

By second wife, Betsey. Amanda, Leviua. Adam and Sylvanas. 

Lewis Click, first son of Daniel and his first wile, horn in 
Pickaway county. Ohio, on a farm in 1815, married Man 
Swander, daughter of Frederick and Kva ( Hick Swander, Aug. 2. 
1835, settling on a farm in Pickaway county, where he died April 
19. 1847, leaving his wife with seven children. 


Isaas Sylvester. Levi J., Elizabeth E„ Sarah A., Hannah Z.. 
and Lewis M. 

Isaac Sylvester Click, first son of Lewis and Mary, was horn 
on a farm in Pickaway county, Ohio, Dee. 30, 1836, married Ju- 
lian Click, daughter of Jacob, in Ohio. Oct. 1!. 1857. she heme, 
a granddaughter of Henry and -real granddaughter of the pio- 
neer Peter Click, who came from Pennsylvania. Sylvester moved 
wu!i his family in the spring of 18/0 lo Shelby county, Illinois. 
settling on a farm at Lakewood : his wife died Sept. A 1912. 

ls:-i 'E, Fl FT I [ lEXt \i VTT( iN . 

( Irlando Ah. Ceorge E. Lewi, J . Luella A.. Charley \\\, Wil- 
liam E. and < )ra A. 

( )Hando M. Click, son of Isaac Sylvester and Julian was horn 
in Ohio, Oct. 15, 1858, came with his father to Illinois, married 
Anna Payne. 


Lussie Click, horn Oct. 21. 1885, married Miotic Simpson 
Nov. 9. 1904. 



Monroe, born July 30. 1911 ; Roy, born March 12, 1S90, mar- 
. ried Lutissie Hall. Sept. 9, 1908. 

George E. Click, born Sept. 20, 1860, married Malissa Dutton 

Sept. 14, 1882. 


Cecil, Edna. John L. Dale. 

Cecil Click, born April 6, 1886, married Emma Dutton. one 
M»n born, i >pal. April r>, 1890. 

Edna Click: born < )ct. 25. 1887; John S. Click, born May 30, 
INNS; Dak- i Hick, born July 24, 1890. 

Levi J. Click, son of Sylvester ami Julian, born Tune 21, 1862. 
married Ella Hildreth November, 1884. 


Clarence, ( irace. Ralph. 

Clarence Click bom Xov. 6, 1886, married Agnes Henry of 
Lee comity. Illinois in 1912; Grace Click, born Jan. 27. 1888: 
Ralph Click born Aug. 5. 1892. 

Luella Click, daughter of Sylvester and Julian, bom in June. 
1865. married Robert l>ro\vn!ee, who was born June. 1867. died 
Keh. 5, 1889. 

Charley \\". Click, son of Sylvester and Julian, born Septem- 
ber. 1867, married Alace Mrownlee, Kebruarv. 1889 and died 
August. 1894. 

rssuF.. sjxtii oeneratiox. 

irl and Walter. 

Ill (dick, born December, 1889, married, living on a farm at 
Elderado, Kan. Walter Click, born in November. 1891, cashier 
in a hank somewhere in Texas. 

William E. Click, son of Sylvester and Julian, born Novem- 
ber, 1869, married Eva Krances in April, 1898. 



Gladdis, Mabie, Clyde. 

Gladdis Glick born July 13. 1899; Mable Click, born Xov. 11. 
1901 : Clyde E. Click born Aug. 12, 1005. 

Ora A. Click, son of Sylvester and Julian, born Jan. 24. 1874, 
married Charley Glick, of Henry county, Ohio near Xapoleon, 
in 1895: their postoffice is Tower Hill, Til. 


Eltfeda, Rhea. Arlos, Ross, Victor. Sherly. 

Elfleda Glick born N r ov. 19, 1896, at Xapoleon, Ohio: Rhea, 
Click born Nov. IS. !8 (, 8 in Illinois; Arlos Click born March 15, 
1901 ; Ross born. Xov. 7, 1905: Victor Click born Dec. 15, 1907; 
Sherly Glick born Jan. 2, 1911. 

Levi J. Click, son of Lewis and Mary, born in Ohio in 1841, 
bled to death Sept. 21, 1861. 

Elizabeth E. Glick, daughter of Lewis and Mary, born March 
15. 1842; married Peter Fredly, died at the old home in Pickaway 
count}-, near Marcy: descendants unknown. 

Sarah A. (dick, daughter of Lewis and Mary, born '\'ov. 19, 
1843: married Win. [[. Miller; moved from Pickaway county. 
Ohio to Shelby county, III.. so« )n after marriage; descendants un- 

Hannah 7. (dick, daughter of Lewis and Mary, born Jan. 5. 
1846; married William Solt : lived on a rami near St. Paul. Pick- 
away countv, Ohio, where she died Jan. 50. 1883; one child born. 
name unknown. 

Pewis M. (dick, son of Lewis and Mary, bom Xov. 4, IS47: 
aider his father died married Jane Springsteen, -now living on his 
brother Isaac's farm in Shelbv countv, 111. 

( )lto, ( Hive. Walter and ( derm. 

Otto Click born Sept. 22. 1871, married Ethel Parrett Xo 
11. 1906; two children born. Prank and Rose. 


Olive Click", born June 3, 18/5, married A. G. Newport, of 
Logansport, Ind.. Nov. 7, 1900: residence Mt. Washington, Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio, a photographer; two children born. Anna and frl. 

Walter Click bom Ore. 27, 1881, married Vesta Howe March 
7, IS'01 : working on a dredge boat on the Ohio- and Mississippi 


Mariah born July 9. 1902; Myrtle born June 1, 1904; Charley 
O.. born April 19, 1907: boms born Feb. 10, 1909. 

Glenn Click, born Nov. 3, 18S9, lives with his parents in 
Oanna. 111. 

[saac Click, second son of Daniel and his first wife, was born 
in Pickaway county, 'Ohio in 1817; married Levina Dover, a 
daughter of Steve and Catharine Rover in ( )hio ; moved with his 
father to Bartholomew county, Indiana, settling in the eastern 
part of Columbus township near the Sand Hill in 1846. After 
the death' of his wife he sold out and moved to Missouri in 1806. 
Levina Coyer was born in 1840, died Sept. 7, 1846, aged Jo 
years, and is buried bv her sister Catharine at the Lnon church. 


Dame!, Lewis and Marion. 

Daniel Click", first son of Isaac, was burn in ( Uiio, on a farm; 
served in the Civil war from Columbus, Ind., three years' service. 
12th Regiment, Company II. George M. Trotter and Gideon D. 
Cart, captain. The 12th Regiment was organized at Indian- 
apolis. Auir. 17. 1862. They soon left, going to Kentucky to 
resist Kerhy Smith and on the 30th engaged in battle at Rich- 

ment was taken prisoners; later they were sent to Vicksburg, 
joining Logan's Corps, ft served in the Army of Tennessee tor 
two years, taking a part in all the skirmishes and battle in and 
around Vicksburg: After the fall of Vicksburg they joined 
Sherman'^ arm} and was with him in his march from Atlanta 
to the sea, through South and North Carolina to Richmond, Va.. 
and on to Washington, D. C. where it was mustered out }une 

8, 1S65, returning to Indianapolis 270 strong and publicly re- 
ceived by Gov. .Morton. 

Betsey Click, daughter of Daniel and Eve Click, was Dorn m 
1825: married Levi Rover, who was a son of Steve and Cath- 
arine, mentioned later. 

Amanda Click, daughter of Daniel and Eve, was horn in 
Ohio in 1827; married William Marr; lived on a farm in Sand- 
creek township, Bartholomew county, Indiana, north of Eliza- 
bethtowu; moved to Nebraska, where they both died. 

Levina Click, daughter of Daniel and Eve. was born in Ohio. 
near 1830, married William L'urv, a native of Ohio and came 
with her father to Indiana, settling on a farm in Clay township, 
three-quarters of a mile west of Petersville, where -he died near 
1860 and was interred at the Sand Hill: he died near 18S8, in 
Labette count}'. Kan. 


Nelson, Lyman. Harriet, Margaret, Daniel. Adam and 

Nelson Cury was born in Bartholomew county near 1850. 
died in a well from cramps in 1870. 

Lyman Cur\ was born in Bartholomew comity, married a 
Morrison and died in Labette county, Kan. 

Harriet Cury was born May 12, 1851, married Elihu Dolman 
near 1874, who died near 1910; he was a soldier in die Civil war; 
resident Petersville. lud. 

rssuE, Fri-Tn generation. 

Bertha, Leorna, Minnie. Elctcher. Eva and Ella. 
Bertha married a llollan, secondly married Milton Joliff, one 
sou born. 

Levina married a llollan, one daughter born. 

Minnie married Frank Hannah, resident Eortsville, In.!. 

Eletcher married a Baker, residents Columbus. 

Eva married a Sims. 

Ella married a Carmikle : one son born. 

Daniel Cu'rv, son of William and Levina. married America 

Keller; moved to Labette. Kan., from there to Nebraska, where 
his uncle William Marr lived. 

Margaret Curv married ("I riff Gully; residents Petersville, 

Adam Cury married and lives near Ladoga, ind. 

Wilson Cury married and lives in Missouri. 

Adam Click. s« n of Daniel and Eve Click, was bom in Ohio 
in 1830 and died in 1X95: married ami lived in Rock creek town- 
ship. Mis remains are interred at Garland Prook; his widow is a 
resident of Llrzabethtown, Ind. 

Svivanus Click, sou of Daniel and live Click, was born near 
ISoO and died near^4895 ; his remains are interred at Garland 
Prook cemetery. Columbus. He was a farmer and drain rile 
maker and perhaps the tallest man in the eastern part of F'.ar- 
tholomew county; married Mary McCallic near 1870, a daughter 
of John McCallie, who had. come from Tennessee. 


Charley and Edward. 

Charley Glide, sou of Sylvanas and Mary, was burn in Rock- 
Creek township near 1875, married .-, daughter of Thompson and 
Catharine Xcw ; has three or four children ; has a tile factory at 
Grammar and lives on the old home farm. 

Catharine Chick, daughter of Darnel and Christina, was born 
in Pennsylvania near 1790, married Peter Probsts, a brother of 
Jacob win. was bom about the same time; one son born; both 
died in ( !hio : no record. 

Jacob (dick, son of Daniel and Christina, born in Pennsyl- 
vania. Dale of birth and death on his tombstone at the Salem 

Albany township. Perks county. Pa., near 1798; came with his 
lather to ('airfield county. Ohio when a little boy; grew up on 

ing his family to Lafayette, ind.. settling on a farm at Romne\ 
on the Grand Prairie west of Lafayette, in 1845, where he |>r >-- 


pered, but in 1871 sold his farm and together with Rut us. Mon- 
roe and Daniel and their families, moved to Canton, Miss. The 
move was a disastrous one to all concerned. This move was th* 
cause of the financial failure of each ; their loss was $60,000. He 
returned to Indiana in 1880 where he lived with Mrs. 
McCutcheon until his death in 1885, in his 84th year; his remains 
arc interred at Romnev. 

issuK, ruiRD oi-:\i:i; vnox. 

[alius Benjamin. Ruins, Sarah, Clara, Monroe and Daniel. 

Dr. Elias Benjamin Glide, son of Benjamin and a Crumlv, 
born in Ohio, April 23, 1825, educated at the Greencastle Acad- 
emy near 1840, from there entering a medical college in Penn- 
sylvania; finishing his studies as a medical student, came with 
his father to Indiana, married Catharine Henrietta Oiler, who 
was born Sept. 28, 1825; was a prominent practicing - physician at 
Lafayette, where he spent his life except three years served in 
the Civil war; died in September, 1879. 

E. B. Click, surgeon, 40th regiment, three years' service, 
organized at Lafayette Dec. 30, 1861 ; commissioned Feb. Id, 
1862. This regiment was sent into Kentucky and moved with 
Buell's army to Bowling Green and Nashville, then into North 
Alabama, then stationed in Tennessee, on the Chattanooga rail- 
road, then Nashville and Louisville ; pursued by Bragg and re- 
turned again to Nashville then Murfreersboro and was engaged 
in Battle at Stone River l\-c. 31, 1802, then in the battle of 
Chiekamauga and oLokout Mountain and Missionary Ridge. 
When the Atlanta Campaign opened it joined Sherman's arm\ ; 
then sent to watch the movement of Mood. They remained in 
and around Nashville; from there was sent to New * Means and 


Benjamin. Callie and Sarah. 

orn at Lafayette in 1856, married and has two children 
lives at Laurimore, N. Dak. 

Callie Click, daughter of Dr. Elias Benjamin and — — ,\vas 
born in Romney Nov. 28, 1857, married Charles A. Nicoli, has 
three children. Nellie, Florence and Norman and they live in In- 
dianapolis on Broadway. Norman is captain of Battery A. Indi- 
anapolis, served five months in 1917 on the Mexican border and 
is now with his battery in France. 

Sarah Click, daughter of Dr. Elias Benjamin and . was 

born in Romney in 1860, married Pressor; they have three 
children and live at Devil's Lake. N. Dak. 

Rr.fus R. Click, second son of Benjamin and , was 

born m Ohio, near 1827, married S alii c Culsom ; served m the 
Civil war. 

Rufus R. Click, captain from Lafayette, served in the 63d 
Regiment, .Companv A. The o3d Regiment was raised on the 
31st of December, 1861; four companies of this regiment 
guarded the prisoners at Lafayette and Camp Morton at Indi- 
anapolis. Then they were sent east and engaged in the battle 
of Manassa's Plains or the second Bull Run. Returning to Indi- 
anapolis, .a part of the. regiment was sent to Sharpsville, Ky., 
there guarding the Louisville and Nashville railroad. It was 
then sent to Knoxville, Term., then joined Sherman in his 
Atlanta campaign, where they saw considerable service and was 
at the battle of Kenesaw and the batte of Atlanta when McPher- 
son fell. Then with Sherman to meet Hood and later sent into 
North Carolina, returning to Indianapolis where they were dis- 
charged. He and his wife both died in Mississippi ; four children 
were born to them. 


Hartw F. Click married, with -five children: Culsom B., Mary 
Annette. David P., Rose Marv and Harriet Elizabeth; residents 
of Los Angeles, Cal. 

Rose Click married William C. jaquos; out: son horn. Don- 
Minnie Click' married Fred Johnston of Lafayette, lud. 
Tresse Click married J. B. Robertson; two children born. 
James Ik and Dorothy: live at Laurel. Aid. 

Ohio, near 1829, married Dr. Homrighous of Otterbein, Ind., both 
being dead some years. 


Mrs. John Moure, now dead, four children; names unknown; 
Joseph Homrighous unmarried, residence unknown; Charles 
Homrighous, unmarried, Frankfort, Ind. 

West Homrighous married; three children, names unknown. 

Sarah Homrighous married John Timons ; residence un- 

Lettie Homrighous married John Akers ; number of children 
and names unknown; resilience, Veedersburg, Ind. 

Clara Click, daughter of Benjamin and , born in Ohio, 

after 1830. married James Barr McCutcheon, who was of Scotch 
descent and died at Lafayette, Ind. Mrs. McCutcheon moved 
with her sons some year.- ago to Cedar street, Chicago, 111., died 
in 1916. 

George Barr, John T., Benjamin F, and Jessie. 

George Barr McCutcheon, son of John Barr and Clara 
Click McCutcheon. was horn on a farm in Tippecanoe county, 
huh, July 26, 1866> ; educated in the common schools, entering 
Purdue University in 1889. lie then became a reporter for the 
Lafayette Courier and in 1893 was appointed city editor of that 
paper. In 1901 his hook "Graurstark" was published and brought 
him instant fame and a considerable fortune. His second novel 
was '"Castle C ran ey crow :" his other mo-els are ''The Rose in the 
Ring,'' "Beverle\ of Graustark, 1 ' "\cdra." "Prince of Graus- 
tark," "Black is White." "A Fool and His Money," etc. 

John T. McCutcheon. son oi John Barr and Clara, was horn 
on a farm near 1867, and a graduate of Purdue class of 1889. 
He is a cartoonist, traveling through Africa and visited Europe 
taking pictures of the great European war in 1915. 

Benjamin F. McCutcheon, son of John Barr and Clara, was 

born on a farm near 1869; has attained fame as a writer and 

Jessie McCuteheort, daughter of John Liarr and Clara. was 
born near 1870. married a Raleigh, residence Wyoming. 

Monroe 15. Click, son of 1'enjamin and , was born in 

Ohio near 1832, married; wife's name unknown; both died some 
years ago in Canton. Miss. Issue fourth generation. Two sons 
were born. bred, who died some years ago, and Frank, still liv- 
ing at Jackson. Miss., married, with two children, Elizabeth and 
Frank. Jr. 

Monroe R. Click-, Lafayette. Ind., musieirm. three 'years 
service in the Civil War, 20th regiment; mustered into service at 
Indianapolis July 22, 1861. Regiment sent to Cocks, Mel., to 

Matters [Met, X. C. : then Fortress Monroe, then moved to New- 
port Xews, where it was engaged in battle between the Merimac, 
Cumberland and Congress on the 8th of March. The regiment 
prevented the captors from taking possession of the Congress. 
Later it joined the Army of (the Potomac. They were m the 
seven days' fight at Richmond. Va. ; fought in the battle of 
Chanclersville: then 'followed in the pursuit of Lee through 
Maryland into 1'ennsylvania, reaching Gettysburg in time to 
take part in the second day's battle of fuly 2d. attached to Gen. 
Sickle's Corps. Its losses were heavy on the Ml of July, keeping 
the rebel forces Com breaking through our lines, it joined the 
pursuit. erasing the Potomac at Harpers Ferry, overtaking the 
rear guards of Lee's arim ai Manas-;,- Gap. It laier joined 
Grant's army and was placed in the trenches at Petersburg. 

in all the engagements on the left till the fall of Richmond. Later 
thev marched to Washington, I). (_'.. and from there ihev came 
to Louisville. Ky., where thev arrived July 21. 1865 and were 
mustered out with 3 f H) men and 28 officers. Returning to Indi- 
anapolis, received b\ Governor Morton at the State House in an 
address, and discharged. 

Daniel Click, son of Renjamin and . was horn in 

< >hio near 1835. married: wife died maim years ago; still living 
at Canton. Miss., in his 80th vear. in l'-'I2. 

PfiTF.R CLICK AXD family. 

Peter Click, youngest son of Johannas and Magdalena. born 
in Albany township, Berks county, ['a., in 1760, married Mariah 
Barbara Kurtz, who was born in Pennsylvania in 1767. He 
came to Fairfield county, Ohio, in 1805, with his brother Philip 
and other relatives and friends, and entered government land in 
Bloom township oiul the deed was received from the L'nicctl 
Siate- government in 1821. His brother Manic! and daughter 
Mary, who had married John Riltcr, had come first. Tke\ had 
eight children, names unknown. The next vear !S06 ihev 


-ali.-:m ckmetkrv, ix ;-\\i !::-n ■a.o ecu" 

new homes in die duck gree 

. all settling in iheii 
or steamboats. The 

trip took a month and was a Pug tourney, crossing the Alle- 
ghany mountains and creeks and rivers on ferry boats and the 
hills of western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio in schooner 
wagons with a few swine, cattle and poultry, going at the rate of 
fifteen miles a day and camping out <wer night, resting their 
horses and cattle. 

at the cant]) ground near the new home where the Click church 

and his grave is supposed lo be on the spot he selected across 


the road in front of the Click or Salem church. He died in 
80S, aged 48 years. His wife died in 1836, aged 69 years. They 
are both buried together mid the inscription on the lid of their 
tombstone is legible. His wife married a Kurtz. 


Henry, Philip, John, Jacob, Benjamin. Alan-, Sanilla and 
Luiia; the last two married a Shook and Kurtz. 

Henry Click, oldest sou of Peter and Barbara, born m Penn- 
sylvania near 1790 and/came with his parents to Ohio when a 
vouug man; went ahead clearing the forest rind building a cabin 
for their new home. Married, had the following family. Joseph. 
Peter, Philip, ['oily, etc.. sold out in 1839 and moved to Logan 
count}', ( )hio.. where he d:v<\. 

Benjamin Click, son of Peter and Barbara, was born in 
Pennsylvania 'in 1800 and was six years old when he came to 
Ohio; married; wife's name unknown. 


Daniel. Joah, Reuben", Lucas, Darius and Mary. 

Daniel (dick, oldest son of Benjamin, born N'ov. 3, 1822, in 
Ohio, married: a Democrat and voted \<^ Wilson in L912: died 
at his granddaughter, Mrs. O W. Brobst, at Duval, Pickaway 
county. Aug. 21. l'U4, aged 91 years " months. 18 days. 

Darm-, Click, son ^i Benjamin, born in Ohio Xov. 8. 1831, 
married; wife'- name unknown. 

Joab. Rimer, P.mory, Mina, Mary. P.lla Anna and Benjamin 
deceased: resilience Jackson 'Center, ( 2, box 86. 

Jacob Click, some times called Pony Jacob, a son ,,f Peter 
and Barbara, born in Pennsylvania, near 1800. married Elizabeth 
[toyman in ( >hio : both died in ( )hio. 



Xoah and Julian. 

Noah Click, son of Jacob and Elizabeth, born in Fairlied 
county near 1834, married Rebecca LighlbocU in Ohio, a daugh- 
ter of Isaac, a Scotchman. Mr. ("dick was a farmer and a Re- 
publican and had ten children. His wife died some years ago 
and he now lives with his sou in Canal Winchester. His father 
died when he was a small boy. 

Isaac Monroe Click, son of Xoah and Rebecca, born in 
Pickaway county, March 17, 1857, married: bos a familv and 
has been a school teacher over 30 years. Residence, Xapoleon, 
Henry county, Ohio, R. Xo. 6. 

Joseph (dick, oldest son oi Henry and Polly (dick and grand- 
son of Peter and Rarbara Click, and great grandson oi fohannas 
and Magdalina Click, was born in Fairfield county. ! !hio, Feb. 
24, 1812 and grew to manhood in Pickaway county, married 
Sept. 4, 1834, Delilah Click, who was born in Pickaway county. 
Feb. A 1817, daughter oi Solomon and Mary (dick. They settled 
on a farm in Pickaway county, two miles southwest of the (dick 
log church and lived in a log cabin 18 feet square of one room. 
all furniture placed against the walls with cradle and table in 
the center. Four of her children were born here and he took 
them to the (dick church. The land on which he lived was 
slightly rolling and not very fertile. Alder bis father-in-law bad 

omew county, Indiana, in search of a new home and moved in a 
covered wagon in 1846. going by the way of Cincinnati with a 

the youngest, and settled on a farm which he bad previously 
bought in Clay tmvuship, Partholomew count}- and seven miles 
east of Columbus, again lived in a log house for some 
years, but in about 1855 built bis new brick heme. 1 le was a suc- 
cessful fanner, retiring to Columbus in 1872. where he owned as 
many as thirty-eight tenant houses, when he died, lie was an 
average sized man. slow in speech and action and steady as a 
clock. As there was no Lutheran church here and main- Luther- 
ans had come, they were allowed to buv and hold meetings at the 
Moravian F.non church. They all joined hands and built a 


frame Lutheran church on the northwest corner of his farm in 
lSAa and mined it three-fourths mile south in 1S75, where they 
worshipped some years, but later turned il over tu the Episcopal 
M. E. church and joined in with the M-ethodists. It is now called 
Trinity. Mr. (dick- and wife always tonic an active part in church 
work', regular at services. After moving to Columbus and there 
being no church of their choice were transferred, to the Presby- 
terian. He died June 30, 1805. aged 83 years, 4 months, 6 days. 
She died July 7, 1897, age S3 years. 4 months, 28 days. Moth arc 

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Xaomi i... L'riah E... Henry >., Solomon M.. Enos I'., Mar- 
garet i... Anna M. 

Xaomi EucrotA ( ihek, lirst and oldest child of Joseph and 
Delilah ( dick, was lx rn in i'ick;iwa\ county. ( >hio, Nov. A). 18oO- 
and cane with l:er parents to Bartholomew count}-, Indiana, when 
ten \cars Ad: educated in the district school, married Jonathan 
Smith. Dec. 17. 1854, of I'ickawav coumy. ( Mum. who was horn 
\pril 25, 1AA. a son of Jacob and Christina i Hall ) Smith and 
■.railed in :i farm in Clav township, Bartholomew county, In- 
diana. He was a strong man of the muscular type, hard worker 
;a\'\ a good farmer: Democrat in politic-. Retired lo Columbus 
alter 1880. Thci were members of the Lutheran church and she 

solicited by subscription and raised most of the money to build 
a new Lutheran church in Columbus near 1890 and always taught 
the girls' class in Sunday school and was one oi the three last 
surviving members of a class of eighteen who joined the Lu- 
theran church in 1850 and died March 30, 1916, age 79 wears. 3 
months and 10 days. He died N'ov. 11. 1908, age 77 years. 7 
months and 16 days and are interred tugether in Garland Brook 

LSSA'R, : : 1 FTl-I OK. \" R K AT Li >.\". 

Emma A.. Clara B., Homar A., Liilie L.. Anna MA Xora b.. 
Pearl G.. Stella ! ).. Bertha A. and Vesta X. 

Emma Alice Smith, oldest daughter of Jonathan and Xaum: 
L. Smith, was born in Clay township, Xov. 3, 1855, educated in 
the common schools, mender of the Lutheran church., married 
Lyman Biglowe Boyer, who was born in Bartholomew countv, 
Indiana, Xov. 10, 18-18, and a sen of Levi and Betsey Rover mar- 
ried March 5. lS7d and she died May AC 1888. age 32 years, 6 
months and 26 flays. Remains in Garland Brook. 


Letha L.. Delia L.. Kate M. 

Letha Ellen Boyer, odesl daughter of Lyman and Emma 
Hover, was born Dec. 2, 1874, died June 2, ISM ; remains at I Air- 
land Brook. 

Leila Etta Boyer, daughter of Lyman and Emma Bover. 
born Leo U, 1877, educated in the district schools, married Sept. 
2, 1897, Franklin Bunnel, who was burn in Bartholomew county. 
)nnr 1. 1874, a son of JelYersnn and Sophia Einkle Bonnel. He 
is a farmer, member of church and lives northwest of Letersville : 
issue seventh generation, Lyman Smith Bonnel, born iune 20, 
1903; Helen Louise Bonnel, born Sept. 25, 1905; Henrietta 
Grace Bonnel, born June 27, 1909. 

Kate Mildred Boyer. daughter of Lyman and Emma Buyer, 
was born in Clay township May 1, 1880, married June 21, 1908. 
Earl Linkle. who was born July 24. L884. a >ou of Joseph and 
■Lib b'inkle: be is a farmer and lives northeast of Letersville: 

issue seventh generation : Naomi Ruth Finkle horn March 25, 
1913; I'aul B. Finkle. hem April 6, 1 909. 

Ada Elizabeth Cover, daughter of Lyman and Emma Boyer, 
was born in Clay township June 13, 1SS2, married June 21, 1906, 
Arch Cox, who was horn -March 26, 1880: issue seventh genera- 
tion: Alice Boyer Cox, born Aug. 3, 1907: Charles Edwin Cox, 
horn Dec. Id. 1909: Emma Louisa Cox. born Aug. 25. 1915. 

Clara Regina Smith, second oldest daughter of Jonathan and 
Naomi Smith, was burn in Clay township Feb. 22, 1858. edu- 
cated in the district school, married Dec. 23, 1879, William 
A do rum Ross, who was horn in ( )hio and was a fanner and 
Lutheran: died Feb.- 28. 1895 and she was a member of church 
and died .March 31, th'e next day after her mother, age 58 years, 
1 month and 9 daws. Roth funeral services held at the Lutheran 
church, at the same time and her remains are interred at Car- 
land Brook, where her husband lies. 


Mary ()., Hazel Id., William L. Homer M., Joseph R„ Emma 

Mary O. Ross, oldest daughter of William and Clara Ross, 
was burn July 11, 1881, died Xov. 1 J , 1S92. 

Maze! L. Ross, daughter of William and Clara Ross, was 
bom May 2d, 1884, married Aug. 25, 1900, Frank Manley, of 
Bartholomew county, a farmer: issue seventh generation: Ruth 
X. Mani> born June 18, 1901 ; Ross Manly born May 27, 1904: 
Edgar Ray Mauley born June 4, 1907; Alfred Adorum Manley 
born Jan. id. 1916; Ami Thomas Manle_\ bom March 29, 1917. 

William Jonathan Ross, son of William and Clara Ross, was 

relt, Dec. 20. 1905. 

Wilma C. William S.. Jonas. Ma/el C. ' 

Wilma Catharine Koss was born Sent. 20, [904. William 
Smith Ross, horn Oct. 15. 1006. Jonas Ross, born Feb. 17, 1908. 
Maze! Clara Ross, horn May 24, 1910. 1 loaiar Marshal Ross. 


son of William and Clara Ross, was horn in Clay township, 
Bartholomew count}', Tunc 7, 1888. married Cordelia Champion, 
daughter of James and Sarah Champion, Aug. 16, 1911. He is 
a fanner and lives in Clav township; issue seventh generation: 
Alfred Ross horn April 15, 1915; Joseph Ray Ross, son of Wil- 
liam and Clara Ross, was horn in Clay township, Bartholomew 
county on a farm ; educated in the public schools and State Nor- 
mal, Terre Haute, Ind., and is now teaching the high school of 
Clav township, married Elva Alfreda Taylor. April 11. 1914; 
issue seventh generation: Malcolm Taylor Ross, horn May 12, 
1915; Emma Delilah Ross, daughter of William and Clara Ross. 
was horn Dec. 11, 1892, married Oriel Fiereeheld, Dec. 22. 1915; 
issue seventh generation: V. Virginia i'ierccfield, horn Oct. 18, 

Homer Austin Smith, son o\ Jonathan and Xaomi Smith, 
was born May 50. 1860, died June 27, 1887, age 27 years, 27 days. 
Remains at Garland Brook cemetery. Lillie Esther Smith, 
daughter of Jonathan and Xaomi Smith, born Sept. 5, 1865, 
married Bascom Wilson Xov. 9, 1885, died Nov. 5, 1884, age 

21 years, 2 months; remains at Garland Brook cemetery. Anna 
Mary Smith, daughter of Jonathan and Xaomi Smith, horn Aug. 
2. 1865, died Sept. 50, 1865; Xorah Florence Smith, daughter of 
Jonathan and Xaomi Smith, born Dec. 8, 1866, died July 8, 1887, 
age 20 vcars, 7 months; remains in Garland Brook; Pearl Geneva 
Smith, daughter of Jonathan and Xaomi Smith, horn. Dec. 15, 
I860, married 'Tank Doty. April 12. 188.0, died April 9, 1892, age 

22 years, 5 months and 24 days; remains in Garland Brook. 
Stella Delilah Smith, daughter of Jonathan and Xaoma Smith. 

born Dec. 7. 1871. married Franklin Carman, Dec. 2, 1897: issue 
sixth generation; Mary M., Albert W., Charlotte B., Mary Mil- 
dred Carman, horn Feb. 6, 1899 Albert Welcome Carman, born 
March 26, 1911; Charlotte Bunnel (Carman)', horn. Dec. 26, 1915. 
Bertha Alma Smith, daughter of Jonathan and Naomi Smith, 
born ( let. 22. 1874. married John Franklin Fulwider, June 2, 
1896. died May 5. 1°17, age 42 years, 6 month., and 15 days: 
remains interred at Garland Brook cemetery; issue sixth genera- 
tion: Alv.ina Marie Fulwider horn Feb. 5. 1898; Homar Wilson 
Fulwider, horn April 7. 1902; Clayton Mien Fulwider, born Oct. 
5. 1912; Vesta Xaomi Smith, daughter of Jonathan and Xaomi 

Smith, born July 29, 1878, married George Mellinger April 10. 
1898, who was born Jan. 9, 1877; issue sixth generation: Loyd 
Smith Mellmger, born Oct. 6, 1899; Naomi Prances Mellinger, 
born July 6, 1902. 

Uriah Francis (dick, oldest son of Joseph and Delila, born in 
Ohio. Sept. 17, 1839, died March 31, 1895, age 55 years; re- 
mains at Garland Brook; married Sarah Liddie -Louesa bo-el. 
He was a small man, a farmer, educated in the district schools 
and Hartsville College, taught school, visited the White moun- 
tains, Cuba. Mammoth Cave. Ky., and the Centennial at Phila- 
delphia in 1876; a lover of astronomy and geology; member of 
the ( .rau-v and a Methodist, married 1849; issue fifth generation. 
Minnie Bell, Carlton Francis. 

Minnie Bell was 'born April 50. 1889. married Alva Leroy 
Jordan. Oct. 11. 1899; issue sixth generation. Francis Leroy. 
born Dec. '17, 4900; Alva Cecil, born Aug. 27, 1904; twins. 
V'elma Louise, Thelma Lois, born June f'>, I'M 2, Theima Lois died 
June o, 1912; Ruth Lucile, born Feb. 15, 1916. Carlton Francis 
Click, somof L'riah, born Dec. 18, 1885, in Clifty township, edu- 
cated hi the district school, Delaware, Obi.. M. F. College and 
Drew Theological College. New Jersey, married Xelle McCallie, 
Aug. 14. 1912. After the Lnited States declared war in 1917 
against ( iermam the Rev. Mr. Click resigned his pustorial work 
and enlisted as second lieutenant, a soldier in defense of the flag 
of his country. 

Henry Sylvanus Click, son of Joseph and Delilah, was born in 
Pickaway county, ( :hio, Jan. 24, 1842; educated in district school 
and Hartsville College, taught school, married Man Fiizabeth 
Smith, Sept. 2?. 18o2. daughter of Jacob and Christina Smith. 
in Pickawa;, county, < >hio, and they settled on a farm in Clay 
township, Bartholomew county, Indiana, where he was a prosper- 
ous farmer all of his days: died May 6, 1891, age 49 years. ills 
wife was born Sept. 5, 1^41, and died Feb. 9, 1907, age 06 years: 
both belonged to the (.range and to the M. F. church. 


Walter L. Jacob L.. Joseph C. 
Henrv Franklin. DeliPh A., Man 1. 

Walter Irving Click, son of Henry and E., bom in ( 'lav town- 
ship, Aug. 3. 1863, clierl Sept. 14. 1864. 

Jacob Leslie (Hick, son of Henry and E., burn in Clay town- 
ship. Sept. 7. 1865. and lives on the old farm; is member o\' the 
M. E. church and a great Sunday school worker, serving as su- 
perintendent and '.ne of the leading citizens of bis community 

Joseph Clinton (dick, son of Henry and E., born Jan. 28, 
IPCS, man-;, 1 Ella Leona Lackey, Sept. 12. 1894, who was born 
April 25, 1-862 and died June 16, 1898; issue 'ii'th generation, 
Helen Viola Click, horn March 25, 189/. He secondly married 
Celia Estella Sims, daughter of Joshua Siiys (whose wife was a 
Marr), Dec. 1, 1901, she was horn July 18, 1872. 
. Christina Viola Click, daughter of Henry and A. was bom 
Aug. 2A 1S70. married April 1, 1888, William X. McClintic, who 


Nellie Viola, born Oct. 4, 188.9; Tessie May. born Aug. 30, 
1891. married Clyde Oneal July 28, 1912, one child born, Russell 
DeWitt, bom Led. 15, Add: FAth McClintic, born March 
25. Ic95: Irene Josephine McClintic Aug. 12. 1898. 

David Limer (dick, son of Henry and L., horn March 31. 
1875. married Aug. 26, 1S%, Mattie Morrison, horn, April 23, 


Lloyd Henry born March 28, 1898; Leslie William burn 
Aprd 28, 1900: Walter Irving, hern Sei.ic. 12, 1902. died Sept. 
19, 1932; Cruce Elizabeth, born Oct. A 1903; Clarence Elmer 
born lAb. 28. 1 .'06; Everett Morrison, June 2.\ 1908; I'aui 
Charles born Sent. 22, ALL Mary Mattie born Dec. 21, 1912: 
brands lames, burn ( let. A 1916. 

Henry Eranklm Click, son or Henry and !■".., born Xov. A, 
187(5, <vt<\ June 36, 1894; DeliL Vlherta Click, .laughter of 
Henry and A. bom jv.n^ 22. 1879, married Aug. 2'?, 1901, Albert 
Marshall McClintic, who died Oct. 10, 1910. 


Elva Alberta born April 1. 1903; Ella Miriam, 'horn Sept. 16, 
1904; Elizabeth Christena born Jan. 22, 1907; Evelyn Helen 
born June 13, 1909; Lottie Xaomi born Sept. 20, 1910. 

Mary Josephine Click, daughter of Henry and Elizabeth, 
born Nov. 17. 1882. 

Solomon Mathias Click, son of Joseph and Delilah, was born 
in Pickaway county, Ohio, Feb. 1 ( \ 1844, -married Sarah Cath- 
erine Cox. a native of Bartholomew county, April 1. 1875. who 
was born Oct. (>, 1854. He was educated in the district schools 
and A. B. College. Elartsville: taught school manv rears in the 
rural districts and Hope and Columbus; was a soldier in the Civil 
war; served in the 4Si -Cavalry. 7th Regiment, Company L; 
mustered in Aug? 12. 1862; out June 29, 1865. Isaac [\ Crey, 
colonel, organized at Indianapolis. Regiment sent to Kentucky; 
was in skirmish at Madisonville, Mt. Washington, in October, 
in which a -number were killed and wounded; then later thev 
followed John H. Morgan and on the 25th of December they 
fought him at Mumfordsville. From there they went to Mur- 
freesboro in February, where the}' were engaged. Then they 
united with Rosecrans and from Chattanooga engaged in the 
battle of Chickamauga, Sent. 19 and 20. A part of the regiment 
led in a saber charge on the rebel's battery; was led by Lieuten- 
ant Colonel Leslie and the batter)- captured the men fleeing to 
the mountains and Lieutenant Colonel Leslie fell while pursuing, 
pierced through the breast with a rebel bullet at Cleveland, Temi. 
They ; ouied Sherman's army again at Atlanta and later were 
engaged in and around Xashville. 'Ann. He is a member of the 
A. A. R. and frequently makes the address on Decoration daw 
Both he and wife are members of the M. E. church and resi- 
dents of Columbus, Ind. 

Percy A.. Efhe M.. Roy H., Clarence IL, Edith A. Herschei 

Percy Ambrose Click, sou of Solomon and Sarah, born Feb. 
2. 1876, died Xov. il. 1880. 


Effie May Click, daughter of Solomon and Sarah, bom May 
26, 1877, married Sept. 3, 10(38, Walter F. Santisteban. 


Elmer G., Elsie, Jean, Helen A. 

Elmer (Hick Santisteban, son of Effie and Walter, born Jan. 
17. 1910; Elsie, daughter of Walter and Effie, born Sept. S, 
1911: Jean, daughter of Walter and Effie, burn Oct. 9. 1913: 
Helen Adair, daughter of Waiter and Effie, born Sept. 17. 1916; 
Roy Herbert Glick. son of Solomon and Sarah, born Jan. 15, 
1882, died Nov. 18. 189 ( >. 

Clarence Earl (dick, son of Solomon and Sarah, born June 
12, 1883, married June 12. 1907. to Charlotte Taylor, one child 
born, Virginia Catherine. Oct. 13, 1908. 

Edith Gail Glick, daughter of Solomon and Sarah, born Aug. 
20, 1884, died Sept. 23, 1896. 

Herschel Stanley Glick, son of Solomon and Sarah, born Jan. 
28, 1889. married April 9. 1912, Elsie Endwin Mennet. one son, 
Herschel Stanley. Jr.. born September, 1917. 

Enos Peter Glick, son of Joseph and Delilah., was born in 
Clay township, May 30, 1849, married Jan. 11, 1872. Dies Einkle, 
born Nov. 11, 1854. daughter of Sebastian and Mary (I'.rum- 
field) Finkle, he and his brother Conrad coming to this country 
from Germany before the Civil war; was a good farmer, taught 
school when a yning man: democratic in politics, belonged to 
the M. II. church and Grange; was a very religious man: died 
Dec. 15. 1901, aged 52 years; his wire lied Jan. 23, 1910, aged 

Arthur FA, Mouta O.. Charles R., Polly D.. Xaomi E.. Edna 
A. \ irgil K.. Glen P. 

Arthur Edgar, son of linos and Dicy, born July 23, 1875, 
educated in the district school and Purdue University, married 
]un? 22, 1904, to Clementine EUessing, daughter or" Henry and 
Harriet Blessing, lie settled on a farm on the south bank of 


Clifty crock in Clay township. Both are members of the M. E. 



Aleie Catherine, bom April 20, 1905 ; Peter Henry, horn Nov. 
25, 19C6; Kenneth Alton, born May 28, 1908; Georgie Elizabeth, 
born Jan. 18. 1910; Thelma Francis, born April 19, 1913. 

Monta Ola Click, daughter of Enos rind Dicy, horn Sept. 9, 
1875, married Oct. 3. 1805. [-red L. Xewby: 


llerhen Dennis, born May 1-2. 1900: Ada Verona, born June 
13, 1903: Delno'Glick, born Oct. 19, 1908. 

Charles Raymond, son of Enos and Dicy, bom June 23, 1878, 
married Xov. 16, 1898 to Jennie Caddis, daughter of Robert 
and Agnes and granddaughter of Samuel and Bessie Caddis, 
who crime/ from Ireland; was held at Cincinnati during the 
cholera of 1849. Mr. Click moved to Minnesota in 1917. 

William Raymond, born March 7. 1900: Enos Peter, born 
April 9, 1900. 

Polly Delilah, daughter of Enos and Dicy, born Sept. 4, 1883. 
married Aug. 17, 1904; Charles Weslev I oilier, born Dec. 15, 


Dallas James, born Aug. 20, 1908. Xaomi janerte horn April 
26, 1912, Xaomi Emeline Click, daughter of Eiu» and Dicy, 
horn l)<ic. 4. 18S5 : Edna Ruth, daughter of Enos and Dicy. 
born Aug. 20. 1887, married Lewis M. Marr. April 17. 1910; one 
son born, lames William Marr, April 5, 1919; one daughter born. 
Elizabeth lean. Dec. 24. I'M 7. 

Vergil Rubrii Click, von of Enos and Dicy, born June 10, 
1890, married Xov. 5. 1913, Zora Rachel Taylor: one daughter 
born. Eva Asbarene. June 20, 1915. 

Clen Peter Click, son 'of Enos and Dicy. born Dec. 11. 1894, 
married Eeb. 28. 1917. Xellie M. P riedersdorrf, born in L898. 


Margaret Louise Click, daughter of Joseph and Delilah, was 
born in Clay township, Jan. 30, 1852, married Sept. 24, 1868, lo 
Jacob Smith Blackwood, who was born "in ( >hio March 16, 1845; 
both are members oi the M. li. church and live in Columbus, hid. 


Adna Eber, born July 1, 1^70. died July 14, 1871; Minnie 
May. born March 3, 1872, died Sept. 13, 1873; Gertie Alice, born 
Jan. 15, 1874, married Sept. 10, 1902, Fred E. Liederhaus ; Pina 
l-.valine, born April 9, 1876. married June -20, 1899, Oscar [vern- 
ier, two children were born, both died in infancy; Grace Viola, 
born Oct. 30, 1878. married bob. 5. 18' '9, 'diaries R: rllrod. 

Helen Marie born March 18, 1901 ; Robert Smith born 
March. 12. 1902; Pina Mildred born Sept. 13. 1903; Charles Ray- 
mond, born March 17, 1906; Lora Delilah born Sept. 15, 1882; 
Alary Christena born Oct. 17, 1885. died Sept. 10, 1892; Gilbert 
Allen born June 16, 1891. 

Anna Alary Click, youngest child of Joseph and Delilah, was 
born Xov. 19. 1853, died Nov. 15, 1858. 




Mary Blessing, Wife of Christian, and Theik Home. 
Alfred X. Blessing and Wife, Abigail. 

Blessing, a ven pretty name, but its origin is a mystery. 
The title to the name may have originated with Rebecca, who 
loved Jacob more than Esau and had him blessed. 

The ship list shows there were two Jacob Blessings 
t came to America and settled in Pennsylvania and the second to 
come was supposed to have been the father of Jacob, Christian, 
Nicholas and Julia Blessing, etc. lie emigrated with inhabi- 
tants from the dukedom of Wurtemburg, ( iermany, in ship 
Richard and Mary from Rotterdam, then Cowes. arrived at 
Philadelphia, registered and took oath. Sept. 30, 1754, and settled 
in die south part :^\ Berks county, near Lancaster county, in 
■ Cum ro township, Pennsylvania, where lie was taxed tm 50 acres 
of land, one horse, one cow, one shilling in 1767 and two shillings 
in 1768, and then his name disappeared from the township, leav- 
ing no will: time o\ his birth, death or place of his burial is un- 
known to writer, but must have been near 1700. 

Philip Blessing was taxed in Lancaster county in 1781; 
Michael in Hellam town, Inn in York county on 140 acres in L779 : 
Anthony. Sr. and Jr., on 250 acres in Daugliphen in 1803 a, id 
1834 and John on 50 acres in Perry county in 1834. 

Jacob Blessing, )v., married Julia Easterday. a sister of 
Christian Easterday, m Crermauy, and at the same time and place 
Christian Easterday married his sister Julia Blessing near 1750. 

Jacob Blessing and Christian Easterday immigrated together 
with their young wives from Saxony. Cermany on ship Ander- 
son, with (.apt. l-tugli Campbell, from Rotterdam last Ports- 
mouth, England; arrived at Philadelphia, registered, and ! ok 
oath Sept. 30, 1752. Christian Easterda_\ went on to Virginia 
and Jacob Blessing, the first Blessing to come to America, set- 
tled and built his first cabin in Pennsylvania, where he lived a 


few years, until his father came, hie then moved and settled in 
Frederick county, Maryland, on the west bank of the Cotocton 
creek, where Jacob Christian and Nicholas- Blessing were taxed 
as per deed records from 1757 to 1777, then their names seemed 
to have disappeared from the records and there are no births, 
marriage licenses, wills, or deaths on record. The death of Jacob 
Blessing- was here on this farm where he built his second cabin, 
ddicse two brothers-in-law were neighbors and raised large fam- 
■ dies on adjoining farms. Jacob blessing and wife were buried 
on their farm in now an old and abandoned graveyard and their 
tombstones are not to be found. 

The old Blessing graveyard in Mankind in a letter May 14. 
1917. from Mr-. Medora Easterday Hemp, daughter or George 
17 Easterdav and her ancle Clarence Idcmp, whose wife is an 
Easterday and. lives on the old Blessing farm, visited the grave- 
yard to see if they 'could find the -raves of these pioneer bless- 
ings. The obi graveyard once contained many bodies and we 
only fomid one white marble slab with goo 1 inscription : Rachel 
Easterday. 1 wife of Jacob Easterday; she was a Blessing, and 
died in 1830, aged h8 years. Mr. Hemp stated that last summer 
some one took away three good white marble slabs with Bless- 
ing and Easterday names on and that some years ago an old 
Lutheran church, which stood near here had been moved away 
and many bodies moved: some to Jefferson and that perhaps 
Jacob blessing and wife were now at Jefferson. There are quite 
a number of Blessings buried at Petersville, Md., in Frederick 
countv near the Potomac river. 

Following is the family record for one branch and most of 
the descendants or Jacob and Julia Pressing, who came from 
Saxonv. Germanv with Christian Easterday, copied from the old 
family bible or Jacob P.lessiug by Ins grandson. George Blessing, 
jr.. just after the death of his uncle, Solomon P.lessiug, who died 
June 30, 1844. With, ins death this generation became extinct: 
recopied from George blessing J rC- bible by his son-in-law, 
Caleb Wyand for George lb Click, of Indianapolis. Ind. 

Philip, George, Jacob. Abraham, John, Solomon. Mary, 
bara and Catharine. 

Philip P.lessiug served in the Revolutionary war in the Ger- 
man regiment. Fourth battalion. Lancaster count)-, Pcnnsvl- 


vania, as ensign in Captain Jacob Friedley's company. This 
company was raised in Lancaster, county, Pennsylvania, D em- 
township at Humblestown, at Humel's store in Berks county 
over the line. The musters of the association arc as fellows: 
May 25. 1776. This is to certify, we, the associates of berry 
township, agree to serve in the 4th Battalion commanded by 
James Bird, colonel of the land forces, obey all the rules and 
regulations made by Congress in defense of the llag of our coun- 
try and liberty. Their company was present with Washington at 
the battle of Trenton Dec. 25, 1776 and Princeton Jan. 3, 1777. 

Mary Blessing, daughter or Jacob, married Mathias Richard. 

Barbara Blessing, daughter of Jacob, married Conrad East- 

Catharine Blessing, daughter of Jacob, married Jacob Staubs. 

George Blessing, Sr.. second son of Jacob Blessing, was born 
Dec. 15, 1763. married Julian Easterday Ma> 22. 1787. a daugh- 
ter of Christian Easterday. She was born May 30, 1765 and 
died Oct. 3, 1824 and he died Aug. 17. 1821. .Mrs. Sarah Bless- 
ing Wyand, their granddaughter, says that both sides of her 
grandparents are buried at the Brethren graveyard at Jefferson 
in Frederick countv. 


Jacob, Julian, Phebe, George, Michael, Nicholas, Christian, 
Levi, Abraham and John. 

Jacob Blessing, oldest son of George and Julian, was born in 
Frederick county, Maryland. Oct. 8. 1788, married; wife'- name 
unknown. He moved to Carrol! count 1 .. Kentucky: had. one 
daughter who married Daniel Brown; time of his death un- 

Julian Blessing, oldest daughter of George and Julian, was 
born in Frederick count y, Maryland. Dec. 13, 1789, married 
Noah Buxton moved to Columbus, ( >hio, had six children, three 
sons and three daughters: one of the daughters died, one married 
Rev. Iveriko ff. 

Phebe Blessing, daughter of George and Julian, horn Feb. 
15, 1792, in Frederick county, Maryland, married Daniel 


Maug'ht, moved to Columbus, Ohio. Time of their death un- 
known: had two children living. 

George Blessing, Jr.. son of George and [ulian, was born cm 
a farm in Frederick count}', Maryland, Feb. 15, 1794, married 
Susan Easterday of Frederick county, Maryland, Dec. 21, 1821. 
He died Dec. 17. 1873. Both he and his wife care interred at 
the church Hill cemetery in Frederick county, Maryland. He 
was a farmer all the clays of his life; member of church and a 
very religious man always taking an active part in church work. 

This gentleman, one of the oldest, most highly esteemed and 
intelligent farmers of this valley, died at his residence on High- 
land in Catocton district, at 10 o'clock, on Wednesday night of 

last week, aged nearly SO years. For about three Mr. 

Blessafig had been severely afflicted with asthma and it was 
this disease that caused his death. By an honorable, upright and 
industrious life, the deceased had gathered about him many 
friends. Before disease incapacitated him from labor, he was a 
frequent contributor to the columns of the Register over the 
non de plume of '"Catoctiu." During the rebel invasion July 9, 
1864, Mr. Blessing acquired the title of "Hero of Highland" on 
account of tiie bravery he displayed in protecting his property. 
His fight ,vith a squad of rebel soldier on thai occasion is thus 
told in a letter written by himself at the time: 

On the morning of that day. a company of cavalry, com- 
manded by Major Harmon and Captain Walker, came in sight 
oi my farm, where they detailed live to come and steal my 
horses. As thev rode up 1 gave my son two guns and 1 took six 
and went in the name of the Lord God of Hosts to meet them 
and as thev rode up in haste we tired upon them in quick time. 
One was mortallv wounded (he died at Middletown), the others 
so badly they rode' under the overshoot of the barn where we 
had a cross-fire on them. As they were retreating 1 fired, killing 
one on the spot and took the other prisoner. The balance got 
bade to the company, winch was from fort\ to sixty .strong and 
before 1 had reloaded mv guns they returned nineteen in niini- 


ber, and had pressed in their service four of my neighbors as 
guides and marched 'hem in advance. T gave niv son two guns 
and another young man one, but they both retreated. 1 then 
took tour guns and went to a group of cherry trees. As their 
guides came up I halted them under pain of death if they did not 
stand. One of them broke off and ran. T fired on him without 
effect. As soon as he reached the rebels they opened lire upon 
me to their heart's content: the splinters from the trees and fence 
llew in my face, while some of the balls fell at m\ feet. 1 had 
three guns which I held, back for sure work. After firing fifty 
shots they rode off, leaving their dead and wounded on jny hands. 
They sent me word that they would bring up a battery and shell 
me. 1 sent word hack thai 1 had their wounded man in the 
barn if they choose to burn him up the\ could do so. A little 
before night Cole's cavalry, under command of Lieutenant Colo- 
nel Vernon, came in sight. 1 thought it was the rebel's battery 
and took the dead rebel's carbine and concealed myself in a 
bramble bush close to the lane to make that the closing .scene of 
that bloody day. When I saw my happy mistake I crawled out. 
The_\- gave me a hearty cheer, rode up to the house, helped to 
bury my dead and staved over night. Thus closed the most- 
tragic scene in the history of mv life. I am 70 vears of age. \ 
do not wish to correct your error to boast, but I do it to encour- 
age- our soldiers and people to fight better and look' to Cod for a 
just victory. Chorce Blessixo. 

Parker Ceorge. Susan Rebecca, Lauretta Ann, Caroline L'auora, 
Lewis Clay, Tilghman Luther, and Sarah Ann Penlope. 

Elizabeth Ellen Blessing, daughter of Ceorge and Susan, 
was born Feb. 4. LK25, married Daniel Cunsickle. 

Benjamin Lawrence, son of Ceorge and Susan, was born 
Vov. 17, 1S26, manued Sarah Blessing. 

Catharine Julian Blessing, daughter of Ceorge and Susan, 
was born Sept. 8, 1S28, married Jonathan Boyer. 

Parker Ceorge Blessing, son of Ceorge and Susan, was born 
Dec. 3, 1829, married Wilhclma Jonson. 


Susan Rebecca Blessing, daughter of George and Susan, was 
born in Frederick county, Maryland, Sept. 12, 1831, married 
Thomas f[. Crone. Jan. 17, 1850 in Maryland, who died; she 

died Jan. 10. 1913 ; both are interred at West Lebanon, fnd. 


Susan Ellen, Georgie R.. Roy Stanhope, Chancelor L., 
Minor, John, Retta, Esther and Stella M. 

Susan Crone', daughter of Thomas and Susan, born Dec. 25, 
1851, died Feb. 21, 1856. 

Georgie B. Cron-e, daughter of Thomas and Susan, burn Sept. 
27, 1853," married Henry Klien ; bad issue: Rose died. Frank 
M., Charley M., Stella, Shirley and Paul. 

Roy Stanhope Crone, sou of Thomas and Susan, born Sept. 
13, 1855, died Sept. 29, 1859. 

Chaneelor L. Crone, son of Thomas and Susan,, burn June 
15, 1857. married Anna Ke, sling: issue, Fred M., Flora M., 
George Moore, Aha and Charley. Me secondly married Lilly 
Crone, issue Cecil and Samuel. 

Minor Crone, son of Thomas and Susan, born Sent. 2, 1859, 
married Francis Rotzban, issue Roy M., Harry M.. Mary M.. 
Susie, Lawrence, Albert and Kenneth. 

John Crone, sun of Thomas and Susan, born Xov. 19, 1861, 
married Anna San: issue. Rose M„ Herman Day, John B.. and 

Retta i'anora, daughter or' Thomas and Susan, born Sept. 9. 

1864, married Elohart: issue, Ralph died: Flovd and 


Esther Crone daughter of Thomas and Susan, born March 
3, 1870. 

Stella M. ('roue, daughter of Thomas and Susan, born Oct. 
2. 1875. 

The last two daughters are residents of Los Angeles, Cab, 
since Jan. 1. 1914. 

Lauretta Ann Blessing, daughter of George and Susan, born 
in Frederick county, Maryland, July 8, 1855. married Mathias 
Brandenburg: she died in Maryland. 

Caroline I'anora Blessing, daughter of George and Susan, 


born in Frederick county. Maryland, Dee. 14, 1836, died March 
2, 1868. 

Lewis Clay Blessing, son of < leorge and Susan, born in Fred- 
erick coun!;\', Maryland, Xov. 25. 1839, died Sent. 1, 1865. 

Hilghman Luther Blessing, son of George and Susan, born in 
Frederick county, Maryland, Aug. 23, 1841, died Oct. 5, 1845. 

Sarah Ann Peulope Blessing, youngest daughter of George 
and Susan, born in Frederick count;/. Man land, June 14, 1844, 
married Caleb Wyanil. who was born in Maryland. May 13. 
1840. He died and is interred in the cemetery at Keedysville., 
Md. He and his wife were members of the C. B. church for 
fiftv years, a farmer and his farm joins Keedysville on the west 
and is on the eastern edge of the great battlefield of Antietam, 
which, was one of the hardest fought one-day's battle of the Civil 
war, Sept. 17, 1862. 

Four daughters and one son. Ora Wyaud married, has one 
son Robert, resident Keedysville; one daughter married and 
resident of Hagerstown, Md. ; one daughter married and lives in 
Keedysville, has six sons; one daughter married Fred Noble, 
an attorney-at-law, resident of Jacksonville, Fla. Mrs. Pear! 
W'yand married a Wilson; he died; three daughters born; resi- 
dents of Keedysville, Md. 

Michael Blessing, sou oi George and Julian, was horn, in 
Frederick county. Maryland, March -2, 1796, married Christina 
Long, moved to Mason county, Virginia: had two sons and four 
daughters. No further record. 

Nicholas Blessing, son of George and [ulian, was horn in 
Frederick county. Maryland, Feb. 4, 179S : moved to Carroll 
county. Kentucky, where he died, Ghent postofrice. 

Christian Blessing, son of George and Julian, mentioned 

Levi Blessing, son of George and Julian, was born in Fred- 
erick county, Maryland. Sept. 9, 1802. married' Mary Thomas; 
resident near Carrol's Manor, Frederick county, Md. ; had seven 
or eight children: died Sept. 16, 1846 and is buried at the brick- 
church near Carrol's Manor. 


Abraham Blessing', son of George and Julian, was born in 
Frederick county, Maryland. Jan. 10. 1805, married Mary Ent. 
lived at Jefferson, Frederick count). Md. ; had two sons and 
three daughters. He died \'ov. 17, 1841 : his body lies in a vault 
in the Lutheran graveyard in Frederick', Md. 

John H. Blessing, youngest son of George and Julian, was 
born in Frederick county, Md., April 22, 1808; moved to Carrol 
count}-, Kentucky, married Luanda Green ; had six or seven 
children, fie died Oct. 22, 1841. in Kentucky. 

Maryland, March" 3, 1828; made his home with his uncle George 
Blessing, Jr., growing up to manhood upon a farm. He enlisted 
and served through- •-the Mexican war and was one of the last 
four Mexican ^ soldiers living in Shelbv countv. He came to 
Ohio where he worked in a distillery, married a lady who was 
horn in Ohio; had issue, fourth generation: four daughters, three 
living: Emma !'.., Jennie and Gertrude B. Mrs. Blessing died 
in 1876.. Mr. Blessing remarried Miss Mary Ellen Linwood. 
near Dayton. Ohio, in 1881, who was born in Pennsylvania. He 
moved to Shelbyville, Tnd., in 1863, engaged in a distiller}-; was 
a great financier and accumulated a fortune of over $100,000; 
owner of the Blessing opera house, put up the first gasoline 
lighting plant in Shelbyville, had the first private sewer system, 
member of the board of directors of the First National Bank, 
then vice-president of the Gordon Orphan home, superintendent 
of Forest Hill cemetery, stockholder in the Artificial Gas Com 
pans - , member of the' council, candidate for joint representative 
of Marion and Shelby counties, member of the hoard of trade of 
Indianapolis, in politics a Republican, member of the hirst Pres- 
byterian church; died at his home in Shelbyville at 8:30 a. m., 
Vug. <>. l r .;Q7, aged 70 years, 5 mouths, 3 days. His remains arc 
interred in the Forest Hill cemetery. 

Emma and Jennie Messing married sons >>\ lohn R. Beeks. 

Gertrude Blessing married Charles Witthoft: residence 31o0 
North Illinois street. Indianapolis. Ind. 

Christian Blessing, sixth child by order of birth of George, 
Sr., and' Julian Easter-day l Blessing ). vvas born in Frederick 
countv. Maryland, May 19. 1800; he learned the weaver's trade 
in his native state, married Marv Ann Thomas in Maryland in 

1822, who was born March 10. 1796, in Maryland, and she had 

three sisters, Roseannah Thomas born 

Feb. 13. 1700. di 

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1839, aged 49: holly Thomas, born \'ov. 26. 1792. died 1846. 
aged 54 years: Sarah Thomas, bom March 3. 1794, 'died L846. 
aged 52. Their father was a German Lutheran minister and 


they had an aunt, their father's sister, that lived with her son, 
Samuel Walters at Lancaster, Ohio, and Granny Walters, as die 
was called, was still able to milk the family cow at the age of. 100 
years and died at 104 years. 

Grandfather Blessing moved with eight of his children in an 
old wagon, crossing the Alleghany mountains before the days 
of railroads, to Fairfield count)-, Ohio, in 1834 or 1836, settling 
at Lancaster, where he worked some at his trade, weaving car- 
pets, bed covers, etc.; from there he moved close to Lithopolis. 
The last place he liver! in Ohio was on the farm of Jonathan 
Click, previously mentioned, the youngest son of the pioneer. 
Philip Click, He then moved in the spring of 1846 to Bartholo- 
mew countv, Indiana, settling on an 80 acre farm, five miles east 
of Columbus on tlie south haul: of Clifty creek in Clay township, 
near Petersville, where he spent the remainder oi his days farm- 
ing and fishing. They encountered many hardships such as no 
one but the old pioneers can describe. In politics he was a Dem- 
ocrat and .they were members of the Evangelical Lutheran 
church, both being confirmed at the same time in May, 1823, 
Jacob Schnee, pastor. She remained a faithful member all her 
life and loved to read her old German bible on Sunday at the 
age of 75. The old book is now 100 years old and is with her 
grandson, George Click. She was industrious, pious and bore 
her afflictions without a murmur until the angel came to bear 
her away to her heavenly home. He died July 13, 1870, aged 
70 years. 1 month, 24 days. Mary, his wife, died Aug. 3, 1882. 
aged 86 years. 4 months, 23 days. Their remains are by each 
other in the Sand Hill cemetery, three miles east of Columbus. 

I SSI .'!•:, Til IKU (IK XI". RATION'. 

Vfreci X., Feter S.. Warren, Mary Margaret, Virginia. Ben- 
jamin F.. Susan. George \Y\. William 11., a son died when a 

Alfred X. Blessing, oldest sou of Christian and Mary, was 
born m Frederick countv, Maryland, Feb. 12, 1824: came with 
his parents to Ohio when ten years old. married Catharine Boyer 
in Ohio, a daughter of Steve and Catharine Boyer; moved with 


his father-in-law to Columbus, Inch, in 1845 ; issue, fourth gen- 
eration ; one daughter horn, Catharine M., whose mother hied 
Oct. 9. 1847. aged 2.3 years. She is interred by her sister Le- 
vina at the Enon cemetery in Clay township, Bartholomew 
county, Indiana. 

Mr. Blessing, secondly, married Abigail Rollen in Bartholo- 
mew countv. who was horn Feb. 7, 1826, a daughter of George 
H. Rollen, whose wife was Nancy Xellson (Rollen'). Mrs. 
Blessing was a member of the Christian church, a good, pious, 
affectionate and loving mother. He was a farmer all the days 
of hi,s life, member of the order of Masons and a Democrat: 
died on ins farm in Clay township, Xov. 50. 1890, aged 66 years, 
9 months, 18 days. His wife died in Columbus. Aug. 25. 1906. 
aged 80 year-, months, 18 days. Their remains are interred 
together in the Sand Hill cemetery in Clay township. 


Henry, George A., Mary E. and Charley. 

Catharine M. Blessing, daughter of Alfred and Catharine, 
was born in Bartholomew county, Indiana, Sept. 29, 1847, mar- 
ried Andrew L. Flanigan of Bartholomew count}', Aug. 29. 1866. 
He was a soldier in the Civil war and served in the Cnion army: 
was in the battle of Antietam, one of the hardest-fought battles 
between George B. McClellau and Robert E. Lee. in Maryland. 
Sept. 16 and 17, 1862, and he is still living in Columbus. Ind. : 
his wife died April 6, 1885, aged 57 years, 6 months. 7 day-. Her 
remaius are interred at the Sand Hill cemetery in Clay town-nip. 


Alfred VV.. Cora \X Frank L., Cigar. John A.. Abigail. 
William L. and Charles F. 

Alfred W. Flanigan, oldest son of Andrew and Catharine. 
was horn in Carrollton, Carroll countv. Mo.. Sept. 15, 1869. mar- 
ried and lives m California. 

Cora V". Flanigan, daughter of Andrew and Catharine, born 
in Carrollton, Mo.. Oct. 1, 1871. married Albert baton, in Barthol- 


omew county, Indiana ; have several children and he lives ' in 

Frank L. Flanigan, son of Andrew and Catharine, was born in 
Bartholomew county, Indiana, Dec. 26, 1873 ; has one daughter, 
Thelma. He is in the undertaking business in Columbus, Ind. 

Edgar Flanigan, son of Andrew and Catharine, born in 
Bartholomew county, Sept. 29, 1875, died Sept. 20, 1895, aged 
19 years, 11 months, 21 days; his remains are at the Sand Hill. 

John Andrew Flanigan, son of Andrew and Catharine, born 
in Bartholomew county, April 4, 1877, married. 

Abigail Flanigan, daughter of Andrew and Catharine, born 
in Bartholomew county, Dec. 24, 1878, married Harry Burnett, 
son of Dave and Rissie ; they live in Columbus, Ind. 

William L. Flanigan, son of .Andrew and Catharine, born in 
Bartholomew, county, Oct. 20. 1880. 

Charles F. Flanigan, sou of Andrew and Catharine, born in 
Bartholomew county, May 10, 1883. 

Henry Blessing, oldest son of Alfred X. and Abigail, was 
born on i\_ farm in Clay township, Bartholomew county, Indiana, 
Feb. 12. 1850: educated in the district schools, married Harriet 
S. Daugherty, Feb. 17, 1873, who was born in Bartholomew 
county, Dec. 9, 1854, a daughter of Adam T. and Elizabeth Cook 
(Daugherty). Mr. Blessing owns several good farms and is one 
of the directors and stockholders in the Farmers Bank and Trust 
Companv at Columbus; in politics he is a Democrat; retired to 
Columbus in 1910. 

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Harry C, Love O., Jesse W., Mary E.', Cleminime, Carl and 
one infant died at birth. 

Harry Christian Blessing, oldest son of Henry and. Harriet, 
born Feb. 15. 1875. died October 7, 1805, aged 20 years 9 
months, 24 days: bis remains are buried in the Daugherty -rave- 
yard at VValesboro. 

Love O. Bles-dng, oldest daughter of Henry and Harriet, 
born Nov. 7. 1876, married Edward Miller of Bartholomew 
eountv, a son of Henry and Florence Buxton ('Miller). They 


live on a farm in Clifty township; issue, sixth generation: Mary 
Margaret and Anna May. 

Jesse Walker Blessing, son of Henry and Harriet, born on 
a farm, Jan. 19, 1878, married Cecil Able of Bartholomew 
county; issue, sixth generation, one daughter. Harriet Virginia. 

Mary Ellen Blessing, daughter of Henry and Harriet, born 
Jan. 17, 1880, and died Aug. 18, 1917, aged 37 years and was 
the first to be interred on the family lot at Garland Brook ceme- 
tery. Her brother, Harry, is now at Garland Brook. 

Clemintine Blessing, daughter of Henry and Harriet, mar- 
ried Arthur Click and they and family are with the Click fami- 

Carl Blessing, youngest son oi Henry and Harriet, born Oct. 
19, 1886, married Bertha Seward, a daughter of George Seward, 
a native of Bartholomew county, and he lives on the home farm 
near W'alesboro. 

Mary Ellen Blessing, daughter of Alfred and Abigail, born 
May 10, 1851, died Jan. 30, 1873, aged 21 years. S months, 20 
days. Hei remains are at the Sand Hill; she married Lvman 
Boyer, a sou of Levi and Betsy. 

George Aden Blessing, son of Alfred and Abigail, was born 
on a farm in Clay township, Bartholomew county, April 30, 1854, 
educated in the common schools, married Carrie Winchester Oct. 
7. 1.908, who was born Dec. 26, 1868, and was a daughter of L. or 
1). A. Mary E. Smith. She was a teacher in the public schools. 
Mr. Blessing is a retired farmer in Columbus, Democrat in 
politics, served as township trustee for Columbus township six ur 
eight years, until about 1912. 

Charley Blessing, son of Alfred and Abigail, was born in 
I860, and died in 1896. aged 36 years. His. remains are at the 
Sand Hill. He married Monta May. a daughter of Thomas May 
of Clav township, Bartholomew count}'. 

Peter Singleton Blessing, second -on of Christian and Mary, 
horn in Frederick county. Maryland, June 22^, 1825; came with 
his father to < 'bio and from there to Bartholomew county. Indi- 
ana: learned the blacksmith trade in Ohio and Indiana, married 
Siutha C. (Hick. Sept. 30, 1848, who was born in Pickaway 
county, Ohio, Dec. 11, 1832 and died April 28, I860, aged 27 


years, 4 months, 1/ days. Her remains are interred in tin 
Enon cemetery in Clav township. 


Solomon \V., an infant daughter died in childbirth, April 
15, 1850, Myron S., Virginia S., and Laura E. 

Mr. Blessing married Mary A. Bush, Sept. 26, 1861, daugh- 
ter of Henn and Sarah; he was a farmer and built a store house 
on his farm in Petersville in 1868, where lie kept a general coun- 
try store the remainder of his life: member of the Mi li. church: 
belonged to the order of Masons; was a Democrat and served as 
township trustee of CtaV township and had many friends: Led 
dead after eating his dinner at home, from a stroke of apoplexy, 
March 5, 1879, aged 53 years, 8 months, 12 days. His remains 
are interred at the Sand Hill. 


Edward F., William IT.. Peter S., Albert X.. Walter C, 
Harrv and Garah, twins, and Jessie. 

Solomon Warren Blessing, oldest son of Peter S. and Cintha, 
born at Petersville, Sept. 26, 1849: educated at the Hull district 
school and Hart-vide college, married Kllen Robertson, a native 
of (day township', near 1870. a daughter of Henry and I.vdia 
Cummings Robertson. -Mr. Robertson *vas the youngest child 
of a familv of seventeen children. Mr. P.iessing moved to How- 
ard county. Nebraska, in 1879, and moved again in 1890, to 
Dallas ( )regon. 

Edward. Ella. Marshal, Prank W., and two other daughters. 

One daughter manned a Piddamau and they live in Albany. 
Marshal married: wife died and he lives in Portland. 
Prank Warren ! 'Jessing lives in Portland. 
A daughter married a .stump and they live in Dallas 

1 06 

• A daughter married a Brown and the}' live in Newberry. 

Byron Singleton Blessing, son of Peter S. and Cintha, born 
April 8, 1852, died Aug. 5, 1852. 

Virginia S. Blessing, daughter of Peter S. and Cintha, was 
born Aug. 28, 1853, died. Her remains are at the Sand Hill 
cemetery. She married Joseph Stuck}', sou of Samuel and 
Elizabeth; issue, fifth generation; George and Harry. George is 
in Oregon; Harry married a Margaret Western and lives on a 
farm in Clay township. 

Laura Ellen Blessing, daughter of Peter S. and Cintha. burn 
Sept. 4. 1854. and died shortly afterward. 

Edward Franklin Blessing, first son of Peter S. and Mary 
A., born Aug. 20, 1862, died Sept. 21, 18< >4 ; remain:, at the Enon 

William Henry Blessing, second sun of Peter S. and Mary 
A., born Sept. 12, 1S64, on a farm at Petersville ; educated in 
the public schools of Petersville and Hartsville College, married 
Ida May Edward-, near 1890, a daughter of Josiah ami Mary; 
was in the employe of the Adams Express Company at Indian- 
apolis and Cincinnati many years. Both he ami wife are mem- 
bers of the M. E. church and he belongs to the K. of P. They 
have an adopted daughter, they live at Verona, l\y. 

Peter Singleton Blessing, son of Peter S. and Mary A., .was 
horn at Petersville. April 5. 1867; died in Texas in Feb.. 1901, 
buried in Garland Brook, Columbus, End. 

Alberi Newton Blessing, sou of Peter S. and Mary A., horn 
on a farm at Petersville, Oct. 15, 1870, died May 6, 1912, at 
Montruse. Col., aged 41 years. 4 mouths, 25 days, and was buried 
there. He was educated in the district school. Hartsville Col- 
lege, Danville Normal and \nn Arbor. Mich.; admitted to prac- 
tice law at Columbus, inch; serve! as deputy clerk- and county 
council for Bartholomew county, Indiana. His health failing, he 
moved lo Colorado. Married Nellie P. Brevort, a native of 
Bartholomew county; issue fifth generation, two son- and two 
daughters. Elizabeth, Emily, Albert Brevort, Charles Raker. 

Walter Clinton Blessing, son of Peter S. and Mary A., horn 
in Petersville, Pun.' 9, 1873; educated in die public schools, grad- 
uating near 1900, at Indianapolis, hid., in the Indiana and Louis- 
ville, Ivy., dental college: practiced dentistry at Columbus and 


English, Indiana. Dr. Blessing went to Glen Innes, New South 
Wales. Australia, in 1 ( >'C0. married a native Australian, whose 
name is Daisy Kealey. Me is still in the dentist business in 
connection with sheep raising and dairying'. 


James Clinton, Albert Healey, India, William Walter and one 
other, name unknown. 

Hurry and Garah Blessing, sons of Peter S. and Mary A., 
born in Petersvil-le. ' Feb. 7, 1877, being twins. Harry died 
shortly after birth: his. remains are at the Sand Hill. Garah 
Blessing was educated it) the public schools and at the Danville, 
Pad., N'ormal; taught school in Bartholomew count}-, Indiana, 
near 1900, went west and settled in Portland, Oregon; made a 
trip from there on the sea around Cape Horn to Philadelphia. 
Pa.; is a bookkeeper for a railroad in Portland; married Isabella 
Ridded. lf ;-.'": 


Marjorie, Georgie Mary, William Peter and one died. 

Jesse Blessing, youngest son of Peter S. and Mary A., born 
in Petersville, April .29, 1878; educated in the old district school 
house, which stood in the green woods, known as the Hull school, 
Danville. Ind.. graduating from the Louisville Dental College 
after 1900. Dr. Blessing married Miss Anna Miller, a native of 
Crawford county, Indiana; both are members of the M. P. 
church and he belongs to the Order of Red Men and is practic- 
ing dentistry at < Politic. Ind. 



[•utile, Alberta. Bulb.. Corrine and Avis. 

Warren Blessing, third son of Christian and Mary, born u 
Frederick county. Maryland, in 1827, married a Miss Brown ii 
Kentucky; was a farmer and tobacco grower at New Liberty 
postofhce, Owen county, lie served with his hrolher-in-lav 
under John Morgan in Ins raid through southern Indiana. an< 


was captured and made a prisoner and released at Chicago, 111.; 
died on his farm in Kentucky in 1895 or 1896. 

Had issue, fourth generation: John, Virginia, one other son; 
two last died. 

The Rev. John Blessing married and belonged to the Church 
of God and believed in the healing power of prayer and is still 
in Kentucky. 

Benjamin Franklin blessing, fourth son of Christian and 
Mary, born in Frederick county, Maryland. Jan. 15, 1830. died 
May 1, 1867, aged 37 years. 3 mouth., [5 day- : nac [ \ un g 
trouble. His remains are at the Sand Hill cemetery. 

Susan Blessing, daughter of Christian and Mary, was born in 
Frederick count}-, Maryland, Jan. 5, 1831, died at Carlton, Mo., 
June IS. 1916, aged 85 years, 5 months, 13 day-: married James 
Hart in Bartholomew county, Indiana, Oct. 12, 1856, a native of 
Tennessee, who was born Dec. 4, 1831, died |ulv 26, 1908, aged 
77 year-, 7 months 22 days, grandson of Joseph and son of 
Thomas Hart. Joseph Hart was born in 1777, died Sept. 13, 
1827, aged 50 years. He was one of the pioneers of Columbus, 
Ind., settling on a farm in Clay township across the road from 
the Sand Hill, where he died and was buried at the Sand Hill 
by the Sloan's tombstones is legible. His sons, Thomas and 
Blackburn are interred there all in a row. 

Thomas Hart was born in a fort in Blunt county, Tennessee; 
was a soldier in the War of 1812 and a Presbyterian minister; 
issue, James, Xancy. Gideon, Edward. William, etc. Mrs. Han, 
■Gideon. Edward and Will .novel to Missouri. Nancy married 
David Pence, the father of George and Lafayette Pence of 
Columbus; she hied in Columbus; passed 80 years, 1917. 

Blackburn Han was the father of four daughters: Jane mar- 
ried Robert Jones of Hone: Harriet married Wnt. McDowell 
and moved to Kansas: Martha married ( ieorge Aikens, the father 
of Homer Aikens, of Indianapolis: one daughter married a Mat- 
son, the mother of Mattie Mat-on, who married Joseph Stein- 
barger, resident- of Petersville. 

James idart, oldest son of Thomas, was a carpenter all the 
days of his life and moved to Carlton. Mo., in 1866.. where he and 
his wife are interred. 



Virginia, Albert X., Ava, Corda, James Henry, Christian, 
Susan and Ella. : 

Virginia, burn Aug. 24, 1857, died Sept. 8, 1857. 

Albert Xewtou bom Feb. 13, 1854, died in Carlton July 25, 

Ava.. born April 24. 1865 and died the 28th. 

Corda born April 24. 1863. married, lias six or seven children 
and lives in Montana. 

James Henry, born April 11, 1866, married Ida Tieman and 
lias two children; Pauline 18, Clifford 1'..,; residents of Indi- 
anapolis, 1-ii.L 

Christian, born April 17, 1868, married and resides at St. 
Louis. Mo. 

Ella, born Xov. 20. 1870: married. 

Susaft, born July 2 { >, 1874: married. 

Two last reside at Carlton, Mo. 

Virginia Blessing", third oldest daughter of Christian and 
Mary, born in Frederick comity, Maryland, Dec. 28, 1832, died 
Dec. 17, 1907. aged 74 years, 11 months, 19 days; married Henry 
P.. Sloan, who was born March 29, 1832. died June 9, 1893. aged 
61 years. 2 months, 10 days: both are buried at Breckenridge, 
Mo. He was a son of Elisha and Xerva Sloan, who was born in 
Ireland. March 11, 1707. died Mas 22. 1850, aged 55 years, 2 
months, 22 (lavs. His wife, Xerva. was born in Xov Vori, July 
20, 1796, died Aug. 17. 1862, aged 66 years, 27 days; they were 
buried on their farm in the Sand Hill cemetery and were among 
the first to be interred there. The first one buried m tins grave- 
creek and wa-^ drowned. Their old brown sandstone tombstones, 
with some smaller ones of the family are standing in the oldest 
part on the highest near the road ; inscriptions all peeled oft. 

The last will of Elisha Sloan, date 1849, is on hie m the re- 
corder's office at the court house in Columbus, Bartholomew 
counts'. I rid., made to his beloved wife Xaomi instead of Xerva, 
SO acres ,,f land, and Henry If, instead of P., and Narva A. and 
other heirs, tracts of land and $100 in cash. 

Ihnrv R. Sloan was a soldier in the Civil war. served in Com- 


pany H from Columbus, Incl., under Capt. George M. Trotter and 
Gideon B. Hart in the 12th Regiment, which was organized at 
Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 17. 1862, tor three years, lie served as 
second sergeant, then commissioned as first lieutenant, resigned 
Sept. 8, 1863, owing to failing dealth. discharged Dec. 8, 1863 : 
selling his farm in Bartholomew count}-, moved to Carlton, Mo. 
in 1865, then moving again and settling on a farm at Breeken- 
ridge, Mo., in 1869. Both he and his wife wen; influential mem- 
bers of the M. I 7 ., church and in politics he wns a strong Repub- 

Laura, Daniel. lata, William. Harry and Effte. 

Laura Sloan, oldest daughter of Henry iv. and Virginia, born 
on a farm in Clay township, Bartholomew county, Indiana, [une, 
1858; married Delbert L. McCarty Sept. 20, 1899, of Brecken- 
ridge ; she belongs to the M. E. church and lives at Excelsior 
Springs, Mo. 

Daniel Sloan, oldest son of Henry R. and Virginia, horn on 
his father's farm in Bartholomew count}, Indiana, Dec. 7, I860, 
educated in the common schools, together with a business train- 
ing in a drug store. He then began teaching and traveled two 
years for a publishing house in Chicago, 111. His earl}- Christian 
training and feeling the call of God in earl}- life to serve Him and 
while working for an accounting house in Res Moines, la., ac- 
cepted the secretaryship for the Y. M. id. A., which required 
most of his time in traveling and at Chicago and m searching 
the Bible and contributing to the watchman and was the author 
of two hooks: one on training for the Christian work and the 
other helpful paper for the young 'Christian and he helped found 
in Chicago the western school for the training of voting men for 
church work and has spent much time with such men as Moodv 
and most i)i his life as a business minister; married Francis Eliza- 
beth Slater, m Des Moines, la., March 25. 1885; residents Ziou 
City, 111. 

ess i a-: 1 1 ;-"r rr ornm-kath i.v. 

Mabel Naomi, Hazel Ruth and Samuel Theodore. 

Mabel Naomi Sloan, oldest daughter of Daniei and Francis, 

born March 11. 1887; graduate from high school and Zion City 
college, also a pianist graduate. 

Hazel Ruth Sloan, second oldest daughter of Daniel and 
Francis, born March 14, 1895 and a graduate in high school. 

Samuel Theodore Sloan, son of Daniel and Francis, born 
Aug. 10, 1904. 

Etta Sloan, daughter of Henry R. and Virginia, born Jan. 21. 
1863, dien July 28. 1864: remains are at the Sand Hill. 

William Sloan, son of Henry R. and Virginia, born in Carl- 
ton, Mo., Jan. 4. 1860, married Corda Harrison at Fl Paso. Tex., 
a descendant of William Henry Harrison, the Indian lighter. The 
Rev. William Sloan has been preaching mam years and lives at 
Glendale, CaL 

Harry Sloan, son of Henry R. and Virginia", born at Breck- 
enridge, Mo., Jan. 13. 1870; married Corda Lewis. X'ov. 9. 1890, 
at Calatin, Mo., is in a store at Hamilton, Mo. 

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Lewi.. W.. horn in Hamilton. Mo., Aug. 20, 1861 : married 
Francis Peterson in Chicago, 111., Aug. 2, 1914; residence, 3819 
N. Harding avenue; one son born July 16, died. 

Rffie Sloan, youngest daughter of Henry R. and Virginia, 
born at Breckeuridge, March 26, 1873, married Rev. F. L. Ken- 
drick, Sept. 9. 1896 at Rreeken ridge. 

\'irgim'a. John R.. Anna L., Mary B. mid J. [5. 

Virginia was horn in Kansas City, Oct. 31. 1898. John R.. 
horn at Liberty. Mo.. April 26. 18'->7. Anna Laura, ioni in 
Breckenridge. June 30, 1902.. Mary Hell. Lorn Xov. 26, 1904. 
died Dec. 13. 1914, at Lxeelsior Spring, Mo. J. lb. younges! 
son of EPrie and L. L. Kendrick, born at FxceFior Springs, Jan. 
21. 1910. 

George W. Blessing, son of Christian and Mary, horn in ["air- 
field county, < >hio. I'eh, L6, 1S37. died Jan. 2F 1879, aged 11 
years. 11 months 8 days. Mis remains are at the Sand Hill ccm- 


etery in Clay township. He was a fanner and member of the 
M. E. church, married Caroline Hush, who was born in York 
county, Pennsylvania, (Jet. 11, 1834, died July 13, 1915, aged 80 
years, 9 months, J' days ; her remains are interred by her mother 
in the Columbus graveyard. She was a daughter of Henry and 
Sarah Push and one of the last survivors of a class of eighteen 
who joined the Lutheran church in Clay township in 1S50. She 
had previously married a Henson, one son, Jame , was born. 


Willard, Elizabeth, Clara, Sarah and Mary Marie. 

Willard Blessing, only son of George W. and Caroline, died 
when a child; remains are at the Sand Hill. 

Elizabeth ['dossing, oldest daughter of George W. and Caro- 
line, was born on a farm in Clay township, ( )ct. 12. 1859, edu- 
cated in the common schools, married William Manangh, April 
1, 1883, in Columbia, who was Irish and < ierman and was born 
in Clark county, Indiana, Eel). 14, 1856. a produce huckster in 
Columbus for thirty years. Both he and wife arc members of 
the M. E. church ; in pilitics a Democrat. 

iSSi/F. fifth GENERATION'. 

Pearl M.. Jessie. Lela M.. Fanny C. and Howard. 

Pearl Manan-k. born in Columbus, Jan. 11, 1884. 

Jessie Manaugh. born in Columbus, July 13. 1885. 

Lela Manaugh, horn in Columbus. July 19. 188/", married 
Harry Lamb: one daughter horn, Mary Elizabeth. 

Fanny Manaugh, horn in Columbus June JS. 1889, married 
Evart Xeese : one son born, Donald. 

Howard Manaugh. only son of William and Elizabeth, born 
in Columbus July 28, 1892: married ( ipa! Howe: one son born, 

All received a good common school education. 

Clara Blessing, second daughter of George W. and Caroline. 
horn m Bartholomew county, Indiana, in 1862, perhaps in Colum- 
bus; educated in the common schools, married Arthur Mills in 


Indianapolis, Ind. ; have two children, Ruth and Hazel ; residence. 

Sarah L. Blessing, daughter of George \V. and Caroline, horn 
near 1863, married fames M. Champion in Columbus June 20, 
1886, who was horn Oct. 27, 1861, a son of Samuel and Delia 
Ferrin Champion; residence Columbus. ." 


Corda. Homar. Raymond, Ruth, Prank, James. Clara and 
two or three died in childhood. 

Corda Champion, oldest daughter or Sarah and James M., 
horn in Columbus. Jam'25, 1888, married Homer Ross, Aug. 16. 
1911, who was horn in Clay township June 9, 1887, a son of 
William and Clara Ross. The}- live on a farm in Clay township. 

Homar Champion, oldest son of Sarah and James M., horn 
Nov. 2?, 1889, married Marie P>. Kochler, Sept. 11, 1913, who 
was horn Feb. 2('\ 1883, a daughter of Henry and Gertrude; one 
son born, Paul Arthur. June 23, 1914. 

Raymond Champion, son of Sarah and James M., born Dec. 
23, 1890, married Mamie Jones. Feb. 12, 1911, who was horn 
July 9, 1890 in Madison, Ind., daughter of Daniel P. and Laura. 

Ruth Champion, .laughter of Sarah and James, hern March 
31, 1892, married James L. Martin. 

[•"rank- Champion, son of Sarah and James M., horn (Oct. 8, 

lames Chamnion. son of Sarah and lames M., born [tine 6, 

Clara Champion, daughter of Sarah and James M., born in 
June. 1898. 

Mary Mane Ples.-ang, youngest daughter of George W. and 
Caroline, born in Clay township in 1868, married < Near Raskel. 
a native of Indiana: a produce huckster in Indianapolis. Ind. 

William r-r. Ple.ssing. youngest son ot Christian and Mary. 
was hum in Fairfield county, Ohio. Oct. 5. 1840. died in Peters- 
ville, Ind.. July & 1916. aged 7o years. 4 months, 3 days. His 
remains are interred in the Garland Krook cemetery ar Colum- 
bus. Ind. He was educated in the common schools and was a 


farmer near about all of his life, married Margaret Hodges near 
1870. who was born close to 1850, a daughter of He/.ekiah and 
Catharine (Moore) Hodges. The Hodges came from North 
Carolina, the Moores from Ohio. The elder Moore served in 
the Revolutionary war as one of George Washington's oody- 
guards and is buried at the Sharon church in Clay township. 
Both Mr. Blessing and his wife were members of the M. E. 
church and he was a Republican and served as township trustee. 



The writer of the Easterday family, L. E. M. Easterday at 
Lincoln, Xeb., in 190", was bom in Ohio, near 1840. taught 
school in Illinois, was a great grandson of Martin, Sr., the pio- 
neer to Maryland, a grandson of Christian and a son of Jacob. 
He visited George E. A. Easterday at Jefferson. Md., in 1803 
and gathered much family history and added ii to what he had 
previously collected. He is now a resident ui Steilacoom, Wash. 
The present writer, coming' in possession of his manuscript, also 
visited! in Maryland in 1914 and recovered and brought together 
and unite! some of the missing links. 


A story goes that a long time ago a little baby boy was found 
in the Fatherland in Germany on the morning of Easter Sun- 
day, in a package on the doorsteps of a church when the wor- 
shippers were gathering for worship. The package was opened 
and the smile- of a baby boy captured their hearts. The day of 
finding the baby boy is the Christian Easter day and the day of 
the resurrection of our Saviour. Thus Christian Easterday. the 

people. He grew to manhood and became the ancestor o\ the 
hosts of the Easterday family. Thus ii may be stated that the 
type of his given name Christian used by the family and that of 
Martin of the great Martin Luther. 

Christian Easterday. It is very certain the name in Germany 
was Ostertag or Osterdock and was translated (')ster'day, which, 
became Easterdav after his arrival in America for die parent 
father, in his will signed his name with an O, which was later 
changed to E. the English name. He and his young wife. Julia 
[Messing, emigrated to America from Saxony, Germany near 
'750. and settled em the border frontier of western Virginia, in 
[Hand county, about 250 miles from Harper's berry, Va. The 
writer quotes from a letter written by Judge Joseph Easterday, 

who was born in 1814, died in 1882 and is interred at the Luth- 
eran church in Jefferson. Me was a son of Jacob and lived on 
his father's farm near his pioneer grandfather. He was a schol- 
arly man and held many offices of trust, judge of the orphans' 
court, district judge, etc. Said his grandfather left Virginia on 
account of Indian trouble, coming north, following the range of 
the Clue .Mountains, stopping two or three times and then mov- 
ing again on account of the Indians, before he reached Maryland. 
Perhaps he was in possession of facts, knowing that there were 
^ome German settlements in western Maryland and on north in 
Pennsylvania, to where some of his German friends had gone and 
he was endeavoring to find them for Frederick, Mil., was laid 
out in 1 74." and a few Germans had settled there. Why lie went 
to the province of Virginia I am unable to say, but at this early 
day the colony of Virginia was under King George fl and most 
prosperous, and he had some money, and that would be a better 
place to. go to trv his fortune, fie arrived in Maryland in 1753 
or 1754 with one baby boy. 

The next witness was Aunt Kate A. Easterday, as she was 
called, born in 1822, died 1884 and was interred at the St. John 
Lutheran church two miles north of Myersville on Church I Till, 
a daughcer of Conrad, Jr., and granddaughter of Conrad. Sr., 
and great granddaughter of the pioneer Chris; a maiden lady, 
who knew all things and remembered away back by tradition. 
Her statements were about the same as the judge's that her great 
grandfather married Miss Julia LUessing in the Kingdom of Sax- 
ony and came to America on his wedding tour. The exact dale 
die did not know. He landed in Virginia and settled first in 
1'land count)-, settling three times, routed, every time by the Pi- 
Mans but she did not know how he lived in Virginia, but that 
their first child was born there. The last time they were routed 
the Indians compelled lorn to turn bis own grindstone and grind 
their tomahawks: they took their horses and what few things 
thev could and lied, coming to Maryland: great grandmother 
rode horseback and carried her son Christian on her lap who 
was burn in Virginia. Mine miles below Harpers' Perry the\ 
crossed the Potomac river into Maryland, finding it a vast forest 
uninhabited. After crossing the river they came six miles due 
north where they found a spring of clear, cool water: it was in 


the spring of the year. Jn the evening they ate their supper, 
spread their heel under a large oak tree by the spring, tired and 
laid clown to rest. The next morning they got up and viewed 
their surroundings. It looked good to them, believing Provi- 
dence had guided them to this place and they concluded to make 
this their home. The three were at their journey's end and then 
built the first log cabin that was built in Middletown valley in 
Frederick county. The record at Annapolis shows a land" grant, 
Good Luck, patented to Christian Fasterday, May 11. 1760. lie 
was a short, stout, gray-haired man when old. Doth he and his 
wife lived to a good old age and raised a' large family; had re- 
ceived a good German education, bringing along from the old 
country a German bible, which was the only one in Frederick- 
county for some years, from which he taught his children. Tt 
was read and studied much. It later became the property of 
Aunt Kate and she kept the old relic in her trunk upstairs and 
when her mother's grand children were upstairs playing they got 
it out and tore it up. He gave his children a good education 
and was a rich man when he died. 

iris WILL. 

In the name of God, I, Christian Easterday, Sr., of Frederick 
county, being in perfect health of body and mind and memory, 
considering the certainty of death and the uncertainty no the 
tunes, desire to settle my worldly affairs to better leave this 
world when it shall please God to call me hence, do hereby make 
and publish this my last will and testament. First commit mv 
soul into the hands of the Almight\ God and mv bod\ to the 
earth to be decently buried and after mv debts and funeral ex- 
penses are paid, devise i^wl bequeath as follows: 1st. [ devise 
and bequeath thai part of the tract where 1 now live, on the 
south side of the road leading from Frederick to Harper's Ferrv, 
and the field , on the north side of the road where the neve tobacco 
house stands, be sold to the highest bidder; no one allowed to bid 
but the family, buying said tract among themselves. JA. My 
slave, shall be sold in the same way. kl. And the clock the 
same as the land and the slaves. 4th.' I bequeath !o mv 
Francis, all of the tract of land on which I now live, !ym» on tlie 
north side of the road leading from Frederick to Harper's Ferrv. 


except the held where the new tobacco house stands, to him 
and his heirs forever, and 50 pounds current money of Maryland, 
to be paid to him by mv executors in two equal annua! payments 
without interest. 5th. [ bequeath to my son Joseph, all of that 
tract which 1 bought of Beler and his heirs forever and 50 pounds 
in two payments without interest. 6th. I bequeath that the pur- 
chaser of the land shall pay the money in three annual install- 
ments, without interest. 7th, Sth and 9th. [ bequeath to my 
sons. Daniel, Lewis and Abraham, 200 pounds each, to be paid in 
three annual payments without interest. 10th, 11th and 12th. 
I bequeath to my daughters, Catharine Tabler, Phebe Tabler and 
Julia Blessing, 200 pounds each, to be paid in three annual pay- 
ments without interest. 13th. 14th, 15. ! bequeath to my grand- 
sous, Adam and William Tabler. 12 pounds each. [ bequeath 
Christian Ostenkiy, one shilling, who has been cared for before. 
16th. I. desire that my executors shall sell my house in George- 
town, one-third cash, the remainder in two annual payments. 
17th. I desire that my wearing apparel be equally divided between 
my sons* Christian, Francis, Jacob, Conrad, Lewis, Daniel and 
.Abraham.- 1.8th. I devise to my three daughters, Catharine ana 
Phebe Tabler and Julia Blessing, all of my kitchen furniture, 
equally. 19th. 20th and 21st. 1 devise to my three daughter.,. 
one bed each and furniture. 22d. 1 devise there be no quarreling 
among my children after my death and that they settle with my 
executor- without lawsuits. 23<l. ! devise that the remainder 
of my estate, real and personal, be equally divided among the fol- 
lowing seven children, viz.: Lewis, Tacob, Francis, Abraham. 
Catharine and Phebe Tabler and Julia Blessing. 24th. Lastly. 
I appoint William '['abler and Christian and Jacob Osterday my 
executors of my last will and testament. 

I set m\ hand and fix my seal this joq, f | av ,,, , ) ct ober. 1804. 

Christian- ( >sterday ( Sea! > 
Signed and scaled in the presence of following witnesses: 

Jessie MArmwvs. 

Theodore Mimiimr.. 

TtioM \s Hawkins. 

Lmed ) Charles. 1£. Sa\ i.or, 
Register of Wills or Frederick Co., Mel 

Their permanent home in Maryand was by the spring, on a 

hill one and one-halt miles west of Jefferson, nine miles west of 
Frederick, twelve miles northeast of Harper's Ferry on the east 
side of the Cotocton creek in the Middletown valley. Their farm 
in time to come became one of the most beautiful farms in Mary- 

Had issue — seven sons and three daughters. 

Christian, burn in Virginia, Nov. 17, 1732, died in Frederick 
county, May 28, 1S35. Lewis, second son, born in Frederick 
count}'., died perhaps in Kentucky, date unknown. Darnel, third 
son, bom in Frederick- county, N'oy. 12, 1762, died in George- 
town. D. C, Sept. 25, 1823. Conrad, fourth son, born m Fred- 
erick county, March A 17'.7. died in Frederick county, < >ct. 14, 
1825. Francis, fifth son. born in Frederick county, Jul} 18, 1770, 
died in Frederick county. Dec. 3, 1841. Jacob, sixth son, burn in 
Frederick county, Nov. 26, 1772, died in Frederick county. Aug. 
30. 1840. Abraham, seventh sou, born in Frederick county, 
March 20, 1777, died in Frederick county, Dec. 30. 1823. 
Daughters, Catharine Tabler, born in Frederick comity: date of 
birth, death and interment unknown. Phebe Tabler, born in 
Frederick county; place of interment and date unknown. Julia 
Blessing, born in Frederick county, May 30, 17(35, died in Fred- 
erick count)-. Oct. 23. 1824. 


This cemetery is about one-half mile southwest of the old 
borne on the east side of the creek on a hill by the spring and the 
old r.lessiug graveyard is on the west side of the creek. less than 

me apart ; 

rd where 

they buried their colored people. The graves ate all visible and 
have plain, white marble slabs: inscription legible. Wonderful 
thing. The mother, having died first. Dec. 5, 1804, was die 
first to be interred in this cemetery: the father dieing next, Nov. 
5, 1805, audi was the second to be interred here. Parents; five of 
the seven sons: brothers, Christian. Conrad. Jacob, Frances and 
Abraham. All Lutherans; married, owned farms, raised families 
with some of their wives; all interred in a plat less than fifty feet 

square. Xo wonder Aunt Kate, when taken to the graveyard by 
her uncle, Lewis, and shown the graves of her great grandfather 
and mother and their sous, was overcome with emotion, bowed 
on their graves and said, "Oh, Lord, Thy will he done." 


Martin Easterday and wife, her maiden name unknown, were 
married in Germany, near 1735, emigrated to America in 1760. 
Lor some reason.; when he arrived at Baltimore, he was unable 
to settle with the ship owner for his trip over the sea. It was 
the custom to sell the passenger into bondage for their passage. 
His brother Christian, who had come first, came to his rescue 
and settled with the ship master and he settled at Carrol's Manor 
in the Frederick valley, in Frederick county, a short distance 
from his brother Chris, where he lived as his neighbor for 
thirty-six years and died in 1796 and is supposed to he buried 
here but "his grave can not be located. This closes the Martin 
Easterday family in Maryland. 


Martin Easterday, Jr., born in Germany, 1756, died in ( ihio, 
Dec. 11, 1840 and was interred in the cemetery at Bowling Green, 
Jefferson county. 

George Easterday, born in Frederick county, Maryland, in 
1765. died in 1850, interred in Chester church cemetery, two and 
one-half miles south of Chesterville, Morrow county, Ohio. 

Jacob Easterday, born in Frederick county, Maryland, in 
1774. died' Dec. 31, 1^24, interred at Bowerstown, Harrison 
county. ' )hio. 

Margaret Eberhart, born in Germain- before 1700: date or" 
death and place unknown. 

Martin Easterday, Jr., was a man six feet high and known 
to have been a bright, strong man and. a natural family leader, 
married Barbara Bowers in Maryland in 1783. All of the de- 
scendants of his father'- family and a part of the Bower family 
moved to Red Stone, Favette count v. Fa., on the Moriougahela 

river, south of Pittsburg, in 1796. In the spring of 1800 all of 
the same company placed their goods upon a fiatboat and floated 
down to die Ohio river, then down it, lam ling above Steubens- 
ville, which was then a year old, audi is in Jefferson county. Push- 
ing their way west hve miles through the green, thick' woods, 
where they found a hue spring of water. Here they settled and 
Martin lived forty years and got richer than his Uncle Chris was 
in Maryland. He had a wagon but the forest was so thick and 
there was no road. They got [soles and made shafts by pinning 
cross-pieces at the big t'nd then hitching their horses between, 
letting the ends drag on the ground like a sled, and hauled their 
ge^^ds to their new homes. The number of children in ike Mar- 
tin familv is unknown, but his oldest son's name was Christian. 
Time of his birth or death are unknown, but he was known to 
have lived on his father's farm for some time after his death. 
He was the father of Daniel, who was horn in ( )hio in 1813, and 
this Daniel was the father of L. E. M. Easterdav. 


Of Louis Easterdav: James \\\, Carrolton, Ky. ; John D. and 
Mrs. L. A. Spitzer, San Jose, Cal. Of Daniel : George J., Wash- 
ington. D. C. ; John S., Charleston. \Y. \'a. : A. 10. Mena, Ark. 
Of Comrad: Martin V.. Myersville, Md. ; Miss Sybil C May- 
held, Cal.; Miss Pearl, [-lowlands, Intl.; Luther Peek, Indianapo- 
lis, Ind. ; Bradley Sumpter, Oklahoma. Of Francis: George P.. 
Jefferson, Mo. Of Jacob: Miss Virginia, Prairie avenue. St. 
Louis, Mo. Of Abraham: IP WP Unionvilie. Mo.: Alvin W., 
Eustis, Xeb. OP Martin: Melancthon. Cairo. Ilk; David A.. 
Chewelah, Wash.; Martin \0. Steilacom. Wash.; Elias S. \ r o- 
komis, Ilk; T. P.. Sault St. Marie. Mich.. Of Oleorge: John, 
Leesville, Ohio; S. P.. Toledo. Ohio; William. Albion. Ind. 

Solomon Easterdav, a grandson of Christian Easterday, was 
born in Frederick county, Maryland; came to Indianapolis be! ire 
the Civil war and settled northeast of the city on a. farm where 
he died and is interred at the Fbene/cr Lutheran church. His 
son Thomas died and is buried there. His widow is still living. 
Issue: Thomas, James, Joseph, etc. Thomas is a carpenter, resi- 


clence Broad Ripple: Tames married and died, leaving four 
daughters; one married Stanhope Easterday, a Christian Science 
practitioner ; residence, city. Joseph Easterday married and has 
four son.-, and two daughters, all graduates in the city high school. 
He is a market gardener, residence Thirty-fourth street and Balti- 
more avenue. 




Christian Scinnitt was a pioneei in the tipper end or Lehigh 
county in 1753, a member of the Lutheran church in 1757. owned 
land in 1765, raised a larg"e family. Some of his children were 
Christian, Jr., Susannah, etc One son, Michael, died in 1847, 
aged 86 years; Ins wife Barbara, in 1832, aged 7?. They had 
nine children and their names were Christian, John, Magdalina, 
Elias, Henry, etc. Chris and Henry moved to Indiana, Elias 
to Ohio. 

Two George Schmitt came from Germany in the fall of 174'', 
one on ship Patience, Sept. 19, 1749, the other on Leslie, Oct. 7. 
Other George Schmitt came in other years. In the year 1775, 
George Schmitt came in possession of a tract of land originally 
from John and Thomas 1'enn, within the limits of Berks and 
Lehigh counties. He lived for some lime in Philadelphia before 
going to Ms farm. ( )ne Jacob Smith had a son George, born in 

"Henry Smith, the father of Samuel, Jonas and Benjamin, lived 
in Greenwich township, Berks county. They were all members 
of the Lutheran church and Democrats -and were the neighbors 
of Johanna Click. Michael. Martin und Valentine Brobsts and 
Henry Litter. The Brobsts operated a mill. Some oi these 
neighbors came to Ohio. 

Jacob Smith, father, was a Revolutionary soldier, came from 
Pennsylvania and entered government land in Pickaway county, 
Ohio, near Lithopolis in 1808. 

lacob Smith was born in Pennsylvania in 1798 and served in 
the war of 1812. when but 14 years old, married Christina Hall, 
a daughter of Henry and Magdalena Hall Glide, who had fifteen 


children. Fie died in 1870, aged 71 years; his wife in 18/2. Roth 
their remains are interred at the Salem church. 


Samuel died iii Ohio; Susan died in Logan county, Ohio; 
Henry died in Fairfield county, Ohio, in 1872; Moses died in 
Logan county. Ohio; Ruben, mentioned on another page; Tenna 
married a b.laekwood. died in Ohio; Jacob died in Missouri; 
Manassa died in Logan county. Ohio ; Manuel died at Logans- 
port, Inch: Anna married Ames Gulp, who died in Franklin 
count}', Ohio; Sarah, mentioned on another page; Jonathan: 
David I... and Lizzie. Last three mentioned on other pages. 

"David L. Smith/' son of Jacob and Christine, was born on his 
father's farm where he now lives, in 1838, perhaps the last one 
of the family now living, married and has a family of ten chil- 
dren; a Democrat and belongs to church. 

Ruben" Smith, son of Jacob and Christina, was born in Lick- 
away county, Ohio, near 1825, married Eliza Click Oct. 24. 1844. 
a daughter of Solomon and Mary Click. She was born in Pick- 
away county, Jan. 16. 1827. They were members of the Lutheran 
church and he was a farmer all of his days, and died near 1900, 
aged 77 years. His wife .lied Jan. 16, 1897, aged 70 year... Both 
are interred at the Salem church.. 

Mary Christina. Indiana Mima. Jacob Silvanas, Manerva. 
Sarah, Martin Luther. Orlanders, [\aturah. Ehnar Elsworth. 
Seymour, McClellan, Adda and bertha and Solomon. 

Man Christina died; Indiana Mima went to Kansas; Jacob 
Silvanas at Ashville, ( >hio ; .Manerva at Springfield, Ohio: Sarah 
at Columbus. 

Martin Luther Smith, son of Ruben and Li/a, born March 
26, 1854; educated in the village and high school; has been teach- 
ing in various schools and normal, rural and high schools since 
1872, part of this time superintending exclusively, besides doing 
Mime work in manual; married Anna Friedly, who was born Feb-. 
1, 1855, and came from Virginia. 



Anna Belle: Nellie Blanche died; Ray Friedly ; one son in 
Toledo, Ohio, where he runs a business school and works for the 
county, and Marie and Mabel Clara; all belong to the Lutheran 
church ; residents of Lancaster, Ohio. 

Orlanders in Pickaway county ; k'aturah and Solomon live 
near the old home in Pickaway county; Elsworth. a piano sales- 
man and runs on a railroad, resides at Ashville ; Bertha married 
a Hinkles and lives at Pittsburg-, Pa.: Adda married a Smith and 
he died. 

The Boyers, as the original spelling of the name Beyer or 
Bayer, indicates, are Rhine Bavarians. The record shows that 
the family dates back into the early tribal history of Germain' 
and France, in both of which countries they hold an honorable 
place today. Many of them became Protestants both in Germany 
and France. Persecution drove them to America. About thirty- 
five Boyers, as the ship list shows, came to Pennsylvania before 
the Revolutionary War. From the well-known fact that the 
earlier settlers sent for their relatives and kin, we gather that the 
Boyer settlers in Pennsylvania were blooded relatives in Europe, 
ddiere are thousands of them now in Philadelphia, Reading and 
in the States of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, Ken- 
tucky. Missouri, Illinois, etc. Boyertown, in Berks countv. Pa., 
was named for them. Philip Beyer, who came over in the ship 
Winter Galley in 1738, was the ancestor of Dr. Charles Clinton 
Boyer, of Kurtztown. Philip Mover was on the Lax list of Pern 
township, Perks comity, in 1775, near the St. Michael church, 
which was built before he died and he is buried there. Put the 
tombstone reveals nothing of his 'early life. Fie bad four sons, 
Michael, Henry. John and Christopher; tlte last was born in 
Pern township in 1740 and a Lutheran. LP children were born 
between 1765 and 1780. Their names wcw Christopher, facob, 
Henry, Christian, Darnel rind two daughters. These children 
moved to Schuylkill countv, where thev were taxed near the 
Frieden church in Brunswick township, Pennsylvania-. 

P.OYER I'WMII.V [N LF.irtGIl AND N'OKT 1 1 A M I'ToX ro [/ \'T[ KS, PA. 

It has had a number of family reunions and its various 
branches .have been carefully traced and compiled by the fam- 

ily historian. Rev. C. C. Coyer, of Evutztown, Berks county. 
It starts with Andrew Beyer, or Beier, who emigrated with four 
sons, John Jacob, John Philip, Philip and Martin, from die Pal- 
atinate audi landed at Philadelphia in 1738. 

John Jacob Buyer settled in Northampton county, now Car- 
bon, where he entered land in 1755 and erected a log house for 
protection against the Indians. While he and his son Frederick 
were working in a held, the father was seized by the Indians and 
scalped: the son and his sister were taken as captives and led. 
On their way thev became separated ami she was never heard of 
again. Frederick was discovered as a prisoner after live years 
with the French and "Indians, and exchange'! and returned to 
Philadelphia: from there -he found his way back to his home. 

A. Frederick" Beyer, or Boyer, came to America in about 
1733. Re came from the Palatinate and was a member of the 
Reformed church.. lie settled on the banks of the Lehigh river, 
where he took up several hundred acres of land. While working 
in his meadow' he was killed by the Indian--. lie was married 
and had a" son Henry, who married and. had four sons and three 


Stephen Eoyer was born in Pennsylvania, Oct. ('), 1779. died 
Aug. 17, 1S4S. aged 68 year., 10 months, 11 days. He and his 
wife Catharine came to Fairfield count}'. Ohio, at an early date: 
sold out ami moved with Solomon and Daniel Click to Bartholo- 
mew county in 1845, settling on a farm adjoining Petersville near 
Cliftv creek in Clay township. His children were horn between 
1810 and 1830. He is buried at Fuon church by the side of 
Solomon Click, and his tombstone is white marble and cofhin 

John, William. Lorenzo, Levi, Levina, Catharine, Joseph. < hie 
daughter married a Jett. known as Squire, and the father of 
Lorenzo, Levi, William. John, Kuth, Mary and Joseph. Mr. 
Jett was a farmer and lived in Clay township; all dead except 

William, who married, has a family and lives in Columbus; 
Levina, Catharine and Joseph Boyer, previously mentioned, 
John and Lorenzo Boyer married and moved to Breckenridge, 
-Mo. William Boyer married; both he and his wife died many 
years ago on the farm where Arthur (dick now lives: Issue: 
Noah, Catharine. Joseph, Byron and William. Noah married and 
moved to Missouri; Catharine married Marry Kochur and lives 
in Hope. Joseph married a Trotter and died. Byron and Wil- 
liam married and live in Indianapolis. 

Levi Boyer, son of Stephen and Catharine, married Betsey 
(dick, daughter of Daniel and Eve Click and lived on the town- 
ship line between (day and Clifty townships, where they died 
near 1X90. Issue: Stephen. Eve Ann, Lyman, Charley, Joseph and 
Edward. Stephen married; residence Grammar; Eve Ann Boyer 
married Henry Robertson,, son of James and Lidda Robertson, 
who was a captain in the Civil war and is now (1918) SO year- 
old and lives in Rock Creek- township; a Republican in politic- 
Issue: one daughter married a Petre and another Finlon Taylor; 
his son Edward married and lives on his father's farm. 

Lyman Boyer, previously mentioned; Charley Boyer married 
Deala Wayland ; they live in Clay township and have six grown 
son-. Joseph Boyer married and died some years ago. Edward 
Boyer married and lives near his old home where he n;i: born. 

Philip Brobst, formerly Probst, emigrated from Wurtetnbnrg 
or lower Saxony to America in 1720 and settled in Albam town- 

tery in connection with farming, the latter requiring most oi his 
time. In 17d0 Parson Muhlenberg gave them a small tract of 
land on which Philip's three son:- and. some settlers built a 
church and a school house. 

Philip Brobst made his will in 1749 and it was probated 
March JO. 1760. ft made provision for his children as follows: 
Michael. 100 acres oi land and a good grist mill; Martin, 50 
acres and a good new grist mill : Valentine, his just portion of 
die estate; Eva, Catharine and Dorthy, £50 in money, each. 

Philip Brobst and wife Cerine , had six children: Martin. 

Michael, Valentine. Eva, Catharine and Dorthy and Mrs. Lvutz. 
Martin, or his son, married a Pries; they had a son John who 
married a Fries; Christian, who married a Marks and a daughter 


who married a Brobst and moved to Ohio. The will of Martin 
Brobst was probated June 9, 1766; his wife, Anna Elizabeth, was 
'die executor, several children named. Michael married Eliza- 
beth Albright and they had twelve children. Mr. Brohst died in 
1709 and his wife in 1767. All of their children were baptized 
and ordained members of the Lutheran church. 

Jacob Brobst and his brother Peter were horn in Berks 
county, Pennsylvania, near 1790, and came with the Clicks to 
Ohio, settling- near Lithopolis. He married Phebe Hoover and 
their son Caleb Brobst was horn May .30, 1830, in Madison town- 
ship. Pickaway county, Ohio, and died in 1903; married Sarah 
Smith, a daughter of Jacob audi Christina Smith on Sept. 7, 
1851, who was born near 1655 and died in 1915. They moved 
to Bartholomew county, Indiana, near 1845, settling on a farm 
three-fourth of a mile north of Petersville, where he built and 
kept a store but later sold out and returned to Ohio where he 
built a grist mill, but after the discovery of gas at Ehvood, Ind., 
he moved the r e, where he died, and his wife died at her daugh- 
ter's, Mrs. .Smith, at Greentown, Howard county, lud., and they 
are interred at F.lwood. Had eleven children; all lived to be 
grown and married. They were as follows: 

Tymon ML, born July 11, 1852. 

Alonzo J., born March 2j, 1854; died. 

John P.. born Jan. 25, 1856; died. 

Martin I... born Aug. 2, 1857. 

William h. born Nov. 1, 1859. 

David P.. born Oct. 18, 1861. 

Alberta C. Miller, horn Niov. 27, 166.3. 

Caleb P.. horn July '31, 1S66. 

Sarah M Williams, born Pec. 8, 1868'. 

Ariel r a M. Smith, born Pel). 27, 1873. 

Anna 1. Smith, horn March 14. 1675. 

William Lrvin married, has a family, keeps a restaurant and 
resides in Indianapolis. 


Daniel Push and wife Lydia were born in York county, Penn- 
sylvania. Their forefathers were Germans and came to Penu- 


sylvania before the Revolutionary war. The}' moved to Oh 
with their children at an early date, settling near Canal W'i 
chester, where they perhaps died. 

Daniel, Henry, Zachariah, Israel, Polly, Lana and two other 
daughters and perhaps George. One daughter married a 
Meyers and came to [ndianapolis, where her children now live. 
Daniel or George died at Columbus, Ohio, near 1915. One 
daughter married Henry Heard, raised a large family and lived 
near Findley, Ohio, Henry, Zachariah, Israel and Lena moved 
to Bartholomew county, Indiana, settling on farms in the eastern 
part of Clay township on Clifty creek near 1840. 

Henry Bush, born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, in ISO", 
was a blacksmith and member of the Lutheran church ; married 
Sarah. Hinel of Little York. Pa., who left two brothers there. 
George and William. Henry Bush did' in Columbus, hid., Sept. 
28, 1863, aged 54 years. His wife died at the age of 7? near 
1890; her remains are interred in the Columbus cemetery near 
the gate entrance and his monument is white marble and five 
feet high. His wife lies by him on the north but no -rave 


Caroline, Tilda, William, Manuel and Mary A. 

Caroline Hush married a fienson, who died; one son bom. 
James. 1850. who married Elizabeth Smith; James died in Shel 
byviile, Ind.. his wife died in 1885 and is interred at die Sand 
Hill in Bartholomew county 

Caroline, secondly, married a Blessin 
Tilda Bush married I 'rank Kvcn 
she in about 1900 and is buried by In 
grave marker. 


hello vide 

bed in 18X2 
n the south. 

Cordie, Franklin, Alice, Walter and Albert. 

Cordic Everoad married, a Riblet; one daughter born, Daisy, 
who married a Pancake. Franklin Everoad married, has a fam- 
ily and lives in Columbus. Ind. Alice Everoad died in 1884. 
Walter and Albert Everoad live in Columbus. Caroline and 
Mary A., mentioned at another place. 

William Mush was born in Bartholomew county. Indiana, 
near 1^45, died near.4895; bis remains are interred in Garland 
Brook, lie married Mary M;iiers, daughter of Henry Maiers, 
who had come from Germany before the Civil war and settled 
on a farm one mile north of Petersviile. 

Clarence, 'Henry, Ella and Janettc. 

Clarence Bush, born near 1882, is a farmer, married a daugh- 

son of William ami Mary, was born on a ''arm onedialf mile 
west of Petersviile. near 1883; he is a farmer and lives west of 
Petcrsville; married Ruth Burnett, daughter mi" William and 
Maim Burnett and has three children. 

Jusbna Sims and lives east of Columbus; has two children, 
lanelte Bush, daughter of William and Mary, married and lives 

Zachariah Pawli was horn in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. 

Lo Bartholomew county. Air. Bush was a wagonmaker and 
near 1840 he limit a grist null on die township line between 
Clay and Clifty on Clifty creek, die first mill to be built in 
that part of the couniy. He sold his farm and moved to Indian- 
apolis in 1855, settling northwest of the c^w in Pike township' 
at Trailers Point. lie and his wife and sister Lana, who 

is interred at Crown Mill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind. 

■ Luanda, Liddia, Charley, Adam, John and Mary. 

Lucinda, Charley and John, the last to die at 63. in 1917, 
all are interred together on the family lot at Crown Mill. Liddia 
Bush married William Lake and Mary Bush married a Myers; 
one son Clarence horn ; her husband died and she secondly mar- 
ried Robert Ennis. Roth Liddia and .Mary live in Indianapolis. 
Israel Bush and wife spent their days upon their farm on the 
hanks of Ciifty; both died some years ago and their remains 
are buried, at the F.noii church in Clay township. Rartholomew 

Jane, Janette and Amanda. 

Jane Bush was born near 1840, married William B. La vis, a 
farmer: she died in 1883; he died near 1910. 

Charley, Carah and Jesse. 

Charley and Jesse Davis married ai 
Wash. Garry Davis married Alice S 
Joseph and Mattie ; they have seven or e 
a farm southwest of Hope, ind. 

son, son of Joseph and Polly. She died 
vears, and was buried in (Airland Brook. 

live at Walla Walla 
inbarger, daughter ol 
hi children and live or 

•ried Andrew Robert- 
March, 1917, aged 75 


Carrie, Israel and one oilier; all married. The daughter 
lives in Cohunln^ and the sou at Hope! 

Amanda Rush, daughter of Israel, married Harry Kocher ; 
die died many years ago and her remain- are at the Luon cem- 


Barbara and Adam. 

Barbara married James Holman and Adam married Mary 
Webb. They have grown children and live east of Hope. 


The first, second and third generations all spoke the high 
(German language and were called Pennsylvania 1 hitch and 
were Lutherans. The fourth and tilth generations now .peak 
the English language and mostly belong to other Protestant 
churches. Hut few have attained high places of honor, none 'nave 
become rich while a few have become wealthy. Most all have 
been contented as farmers and some have served as soldiers in all 
the wars of, our' countrv. 

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