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Full text of "History of the descendants of Abraham Beery : born in 1718, emigrated from Switzerland to Pennsylvania in 1736 : and, a complete genealogical family register with biographies of many of his descendants, from the earliest available records to the present time, giving dates in three centuries"

THE LIBRARY 

BRfSHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY 

PROVO. UTAH 



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Joseph H. Wenger, No. 42. 






HISTORY 



OF THE 



DESCENDANTS 



ABRAHAM BEERY 



Born in 1718, Emigrated from Switzerland to 
Pennsylvania in lyjb 



AND 



A COMPLETE GENEALOGICAL FAMILY REGISTER 



Biographies of Many of his Descendants, from the 

Earliest Available Records to the Present 

Time, Giving Dates in Three Centuries 



By JOSEPH H. WENGER 

South English, Iowa 



Published by the Author 
1905 



EXPLANATION. 



Directions. — First, pay no attention to pages; use num- 
bers instead. Example: 

No. 9. Third Generation. 4. 
1) Barbara Beery, born March 12, 1795. Joseph Wen- 
ger, born Sept. 17, 1794, married April 28, 1818. Their 
children: 

1. Catharine Wenger, born March 20, 1819. No. 33. 

2. John B. Wenger, born Sept. 16, 1820. No. 34. 

" No. 9," as above, means that Barbara Beery is the 
ninth family thus far recorded. " Third generation " in- 
dicates three steps down from the first generation, there- 
fore Catharine and John B. Wenger are fourth generation. 
The figure " 4 " following the word " generation " refers 
you back to No. 4, where you find Barbara Beery and her 
father's family recorded. 

" 1)" means that Barbara Beery is the first child of her 
father's family. 

" 1." means that Catharine Wenger is the first child, 
and " 2." means that John B. Wenger is the second. (See 
example). 

" No. 33," following the name Catharine Wenger takes 
you farther on to No. 33, where you find her family re- 
corded, and so on through the entire work. 

Take some of your best known relatives for example, 
where marriages occur, the name of the person who is 
in direct relation to the Beery lineage is placed first on 
record, as also the same in the index. J. H. W. 



THE BEERY HISTORY 



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THE LIBRARY 

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSIlV 
PROVO, UTAH 



DEDICATION, 



In dedicating this book, may it be indelibly stamped 
upon our minds that we should be greatly indebted 

1. To our ancestors for having the privilege of being 
born in a land of Bibles and religious Hberties. 

2. To our parents who so faithfully discharged their 
duties in rearing us in the nurture and admonition 
of the Lord, and taught us the principles of being 
law-abiding citizens. 

3. To the efficient co-workers who so arduously and 
faithfully aided us in this work, all of which is 
duly appreciated. Indeed, to such we are greatly 
indebted. 

4. And to those of the present day, who are descend- 
ants of these noted ancestors, as well as those of 
future generations. May we all, when weighed in 
the balances of righteous principles, not be found 
wanting. 

J. H. W. 



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IP I^ E IF- j^ c :e 



The inclinations and instinctive principles of the hu- 
man race are to look forward to future events. This is a 
great factor in life, in fact it is highly important that we 
do so, especially from the standpoint of providing for our 
household affairs. More especially is it necessary for us 
to look forward, and onward, and upward, to a better 
and higher plane of life, — morally, socially, and religious- 
ly, and be fully prepared for the spiritual life which is to 
come in the future. " Seek ye first the kingdom of God 
and his righteousness," etc. See Matt. 6: 33. 

All this having been accomplished, we should also be al- 
lowed to cast a look at the past, and especially should we 
go back in reverence to our noble ancestors, to whom we 
owe a debt of gratitude and respect. The attention of the 
reader is here called to the present history of the de- 
scendants of these noble ancestors of the Beery genera- 
tions, which should be indelibly fixed in the minds of 
every relative. It is a history which should have been 
completed a hundred or more years ago. 

Many years ago the author desired that some interested 
relative would search the various avenues of the Beery 
genealogy, and to outline and complete it in book form. 
He considered himself too incompetent for the important 
task. After having written the Wenger history in 1903, 
he was pressed into the work of the Beery genealogy, in 
which he now craves the forbearance of all readers to 
whom this unpolished work may be presented. 

JOSEPH H. WENGER. 



History of the Descendants 
of Abraham Beery. 



Abraham Beery, the progenitor of this Hne of history, 
emigrated, at the age of eighteen years, from Switzerland, 
arriving at Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 19, 1736, and later set- 
tled in Adams county. He had been persecuted in his 
native country, not only from the standpoint of his re- 
ligious views, but also from the force of law, which com- 
pelled every able-bodied man at the age of eighteen years 
to do military service. This induced him to emigrate to 
a land of liberty. 

During these persecutions in Switzerland many who 
entertained conscientious scruples suddenly left that do- 
main. By private conveyance, or perhaps on foot, they 
cam^ to Holland, where they enjoyed greater liberties of 
freedom. Later they left Rotterdam, Holland, and set 
sail for America. Then, too, some of them being in very 
limited financial circumstances, were compelled to re- 
main in Holland for a time, in order to earn money to 
pay their passage to America. 

- These people, who entertained non-resistant principles, 
were made a target for fierce persecutions at the hands 
of the European government, as well as from many of 
its private citizens. 

Hunted, persecuted, driven away from their homes, and 
burned at the stake, many of these people in Europe 
sought safety in America, where freedom of worship was 
promised them. 

They were Mennonites, and by occupation were mostly 
tillers of the soil, and, to a great extent, settled in col- 
onies where they could more easily assemble for wor- 
ship. 

It is claimed by some of the Beery descendants that 

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this, our progenitor, came from Holland instead of Switz- 
erland. Very true. This matter is easily explained from 
the fact that Rotterdam, in Holland, was the port from 
which all emigrants from Switzerland took passage on the 
ships sailing to America. 

During the first hundred years of their sojourn in 
America they were engaged strictly in farming pursuits. 
After coming to this country they were compelled to un- 
dergo the hardships of pioneer life in the colonial new 
world, among wild beasts and savage Indians. They be- 
gan in the forest, and by industry and honest methods, 
they have changed that wild country into meadows, wheat 
fields, and happy homes, and secured for their descend- 
ants a financial basis far beyond that which they them- 
selves had the privilege of beginning with. 

Among the Beerys in America there are to-day thou- 
sands oiF their descendants, scattered from the Atlantic to 
the Pacific, and from. Canada to the arid South. The 
great majority of them are a fine people, — a people who 
in the past, as well as the present, are devoting their 
lives to religious principles. There are included among 
them the various vocations of the business and profes- 
sional world. 

In this history we find ministers of the Gospel in the 
various denominations of to-day. We find doctors, law- 
yers, teachers, farmers, and intelligent professional men 
and women in vast numbers, and yet I cannot understand 
why it is that none of these worthy people ever were suf- 
ficiently interested in getting up a history of this noted 
relationship long, long ago. Indeed the writer feels his 
insignificance in doing this work, especially so when he 
compares himself to his more intelligent relatives of the 
Beery family. 

The following is copied from the registry of emigrants 
at the port of Philadelphia, Pa., including names and 
dates of foreigners who came from the different portions 
of Europe, when America was yet in its infancy, and 
when these noble ancestors risked their lives and their all 
in order to gain freedom. 

Nicholas Piere (Beery) was registered as an emigrant 
at the port of Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 16, 1727. The mark 



(X) after his name indicates that he was not able to 
write, and that the registry was made by one of the emi- 
grant clerks, who spelled the name as best he knew, or 
could understand, or perhaps to suit himself. The spell- 
ing would indicate Swiss nationality. The ship upon 
which he sailed was called "The Friendship." With 
about two hundred on board, it sailed from Rotterdam, 
Holland, June 20, 1727, and nearly four months later 
reached Philadelphia as above stated. Many were sick 
during the voyage and a number died. The reader will 
please bear in mind that, previous to the invention of 
steam power, the ships were propelled by the prevail- 
ing winds, which very often drifted them in the wrong 
direction. 

Then again Abraham Beer (Beery) came from Switzer- 
land and likewise registered at Philadelphia, having ar- 
rived at that port Oct. 19, 1736. Him we claim as the 
progenitor of the descendants of the line of Beerys re- 
ferred to in this present history. 

It is true that the names of these two men are dif- 
ferent in the spelling, yet we must take into consideration 
the fact that they understood nothing but German, and 
the clerks nothing but English. Hence we can readily 
conclude that the German awkwardness in pronouncing 
and the English lack of comprehension on the part of 
the clerks, is accountable for the difference. Every per- 
son well knows the amount of clashing between the two 
languages, especially so where neither one knows the pro- 
nunciation of the other. 

These two men came from Switzerland, and first set- 
tled in Pennsylvania and later in Rockingham county, 
Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley. Still later the afore- 
said Nicholas Beery, of 1727, emigrated to Fairfield coun- 
ty, Ohio, and died there. His descendants are num^erous 
and have scattered to all parts of America. We have 
reasons to believe that these two men were brothers, yet 
we have no positive evidence that such was the fact. 
Tradition says that three stalwart brothers by the name 
of Beery came from Switzerland to Pennsylvania (per- 
haps at different times) and later to Virginia. Abraham 
remained in Virginia, Nicholas went to Ohio, and the 

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third one went to North Carolina. As to the descendants 
of Nicholas, Mr. A. W. Dupler, of Thornville, Ohio, is 
investigating that lineage, and it is probable that in the 
near future he will publish a history of the same. 

Again, Peter Bier, Sr., Peter Bier, Jr., and Matthews 
Hutwohl (Heatwole), the progenitor of the Heatwoles, of 
Rockingham county, Virginia, — these three men, — sailed 
from Rotterdam, arrived at Philadelphia and registered 
Sept. 15, 1748. 

Johan Heinrich Bory also registered Oct. 26, 1767. 

Jacob Beier registered Sept. 17, 1771. 

Johannes Beer registered Oct. 16, 1772. 

Frederic Beyer registered Oct. 16, 1772. 

The following is gathered from the Land Of^ce at 
Harrisonburg (then called Rocktown), Rockingham coun- 
ty, Virginia: "Abraham Beery in 1787 bought 157 acres 
of land of Daniel Stoner." It is very evident that this is 
the Abraham Beery who came from Switzerland to Penn- 
sylvania Oct. 19, 1736, and in 1787 to the above place. 
Also Benjamin Beery owned 260 acres of land in Rock- 
ingham county, Virginia, in 1795. John Peary sold land 
in 1796 to Jacob Cassim. G. Beary, in 1797, bought land 
of David Gilmore. Jacob Peary, in 1800, bought land of 
Leonard Herring. 

As before mentioned, the Beerys came from Switzer- 
land, which is bounded on the south by Italy, on the 
north by Germany, and on the west by France. In Eu- 
rope there is a province called Beira, which has an area 
of about ten thousand miles, and a population of about 
five millions. The surface of this is mountainous and its 
plains very sandy and unproductive. 

The origin, or definition, of the name Beery is not posi- 
tively known, unless it comes from the afore-named prov- 
ince. It is very probable that the name has undergone 
changes in the different ways of spelling and pronuncia- 
tion, especially in the many languages through which it 
has perhaps passed. No doubt it has given rise to the 
difference in spelling, such as Beer, Bier, Biera, Bera, 
Piere, Piery, Peary, Beary and Beery. 

THE AUTHOR. 



AN HISTORICAL SOUVENIR. 



An incident in connection with the ancestors of a cer- 
tain lineage of the Beery generations, dates back to about 
the year 1748, and the souvenir is still continuing its 
mission to the present day. This aged relic was handed 
down by the ancestors to Barbara Kagy, who married 
John Beery (See No. 4). This Barbara Kagy's mother's 
maiden name was Barbara Stoner (Steiner in German) 
who was born in Germany, December, 1732, came to 
America, and on Feb. 2, 1756, married Henry Kagy, who 
was born in Lancaster county, Pa., Nov. 11, 1728, and died 
in Shenandoah county, Va., Oct. 8, 1783, having eight 
sons and three daughters. In 1768 they moved to Page 
county, Va., and in 1769 to Smiths Creek, Shenandoah 
county, Va., where they bought 404 acres of land for five 
shillings for the said tract. Total equivalent 83 1-3 cents 
for the entire tract including one ear of Indian corn, as 
deferred payment, at every Christmas feast, if lawfully 
demanded. 

But to the point in question. The above Barbara 
Stoner (Steiner) brought with her, over the briny deep, 
a finely-polished earthen vessel, the capacity of which 
is about three-fourths of a pint, similar to the vessels 
shown in the pictures of the marriage feast, when Jesus 
turned water into wine. John 2:6. 

The writer's great-grandmother, Barbara Stoner, (Stein- 
er) — Kagy, presented this souvenir to her eldest daughter, 
with the understanding that it should likewise be handed 
down through the lines of generations to the eldest daugh- 
ter of every mother who had previously been in posses- 
sion of it. Therefore from my great-grandmother, Bar- 
bara Stoner (Steiner) Kagy it fell into the hands of each 
eldest daughter respectively, as follows: 

Barbara (Kagy) Beery (see No. 4) second generation, 
my grandmother, Edom, Rockingham Co., Va. 

Barbara (Beery) Wenger (see No. 9) third generation, 
my mother, Edom, Rockingham Co., Va. 

Catharine (Wenger) Grove (see No. 33) fourth genera- 
tion, my sister, New Hope, Augusta Co., Va. 

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Elisabeth E. (Grove) Flory (see No. 90) fifth genera- 
tion, my niece, Lemoore, Kings Co., Cal. 

Christena (Flory) Brown (see No. 271) sixth generation, 
my grandniece, Hanford, Cal. 

Jessie May Brown (see No. 271) seventh generation, my 
great-grandniece, Hanford, Cal. 

Another peculiarity connected with this sketch is that 
the above Jessie May Brown is a twin sister to Jacie 
Mary Brown, both born near Hanford, Cal., Nov. 30, 
1891. Hence the question is which of these two sisters 
is entitled to this old relic? Their grandmother, Mrs. 
Elisabeth E. Flory, decides that Jessie May is eight min- 
utes older than Jacie Mary. — J. H. W. 



NOTICE. 

The information from some of the families in this 
history was so miscellaneously reported to me that it 
was impossible to arrange them in rotation, or order of 
birth, etc. The reader will closely observe the numbers, 
and find them correctly linked together. 

If a few families are not recorded in this history, it 
is due to their failure to respond to my continued calls. 

If a few mistakes have occurred, it is largely due to 
some illegible writing sent in. 

On account of the expensive engraving, illustrating 
and publication of the Wenger History, the low price 
placed upon the books made it rather difficult for the 
proceeds to pay the cost, therefore, as the Beery History 
is a larger work, it was deemed expedient not to illus- 
trate, and to place the price of the book at a fractional 
advance per copy in order to equalize the accounts. 

The material for a work of this nature is more difficult 
to obtain than that for other books, and it cannot be ex- 
pected that the price could compare with many other 
books in the market. 



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Genealogy of the Beery Family 
in America. 



No. 1. First Generation. 

Abraham Beery, born 1718, died May 2, 1799, married 
Mary Gochenour, born , died , 1800. 

Abraham Beery, at the age of eighteen years, came from 
the Cantons of Switzerland, landing at Philadelphia, Pa., 
Oct. 19, 1736, settling in Adams Co., where he lived many 
years, and raised a family. (See preface and historical 
pages.) Later, as his sons grew to manhood, they emi- 
grated to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, settling on 
Linville Creek, in Rockingham Co., near a place now 
called Edom, and about five miles north of Harrisonburg, 
then called Rocktown. In the course of many years, and 
after his family had thus settled in Virginia he, at the age 
of 69 years, also settled in Rockingham county in 1787, 
at a place now called Cross Keys, about five miles south- 
east of Harrisonburg. 

The writer, when a boy and yet under the paternal 
roof, saw the old farm house in which these dear old 
great-grandparents had lived over a century ago. 

What an interesting chapter could have been written 
relative to the history of these dear old ancestors, had 
it been done a hundred or more years ago! How sad 
we feel to know that so much of their history has been 
lost by the thief of time. Indeed, how easily the facts 
could have been established, and indelibly fixed upon the 
minds of every descendant. Still, we are glad for the 
remaining facts that we are able to produce, even at this 
late date. 

Mr, Beery died at Cross Keys, Va., May 26, 1799, at 
the age of 81 years, and was buried at Union church 
cemetery, as shown by a small white tombstone erected 

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to his memory by his descendants in 1902, over a hun- 
dred years after his death. 

His wife, ]\Iary, afterwards made her home with her 
eldest son, Abraham, who lived one and one-half miles 
south of Edom, now (1905) known as the Anna Wampler 
farm, where she died in 1800, and was buried by the side 
of her son, John, and wife, in the Brenneman cemetery, 
now known as the Lindale Mennonite church, a short 
distance north of Edom. To the graves of the above 
mother, son and wife, tombstones were also placed in 
1902. It has been proved beyond a doubt that the above 
Abraham and Mary Beery were members of the Men- 
onite church, as also were their descendants down to 
the third and fourth generations. — J. H. W. 

The following is the family of Abraham and Mary 
Beery: 

1. Abraham Beery, b. 1762. No. 2. 

2. Nicholas Beery, b. 1764. No. 3. 

3. John Beery, b. 1767. No. 4. 

4. Jacob Beery, b. Sept. 11, 1769. No. 4^. 

5. George Beery, b. 1773. No. 5. 

6. Magdalene Beery, b. 1777. No. 6. 

No. 2. Second Generation. 1. 

1) Abraham Beery, born in Pennsylvania, 1762, married 
Magdalana Rife, born . She died in 1790. Abra- 
ham Beery was born in Pennsylvania and very likely in 
Adams county. At least we have evidence that his fa- 
ther, Abraham, came from that county to Virginia. He 
settled on a farm one and one-half miles south of Edom, 
Rockingham Co., Va., now (1905) known as the Anna 
Wampler farm where he died of old age. It is very 
evident that he was buried in the old cemetery now known 
as the Lindale Mennonite church, where the remains of 
his mother, brother John and wife, and other relatives, 
were placed. He was a man noted for obesity. In fact, 
he was the most fleshy person known in his day, so much 
so that he was obliged to spend the greater part of the 
summer in the basement or cellar of his house. In the 
last years of his old age he was much annoyed with 

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hysterical afflictions. We have evidence that he and his 
wife w^ere Mennonites. His first wife died about 1790, 
and a few years later he married Barbara Good. — J. 
H. W. 

Family: 

1. Elisabeth Beery, b. 1785. No. 435. 

2. John Beery, b. Oct. 6, 1787. No. 471. 

3. Abraham Beery, born in Va., July 23, 1789. No. 7. 

The father for his second wife married Barbara Good. 

4. Joseph Beery, b. Aug. 8, 1798. No. 472. 

5. Catharine Beery, b. no date reported. No. 473, 

6. Jacob Beery, b. 1799. No. 491. 

7. Samuel Beery, b. Aug. 12, 1803. No. 510. 

8. Frances Beery, b. Dec. 12, 1804. No. 511. 

9. Anna Beery, b. no date reported. No. 539. 

10. Peter V. Beery, b. Jan. 12, 1807. No. 541. 

11. David Beery, b. Oct. 8, 1808. No. 8. 

12. Magdalena Beery, b. in 1812. No. 540. 

13. Barbara Beery, b. Aug. 27, 1815. No. 542. 

The above family of children were born near Edom, 
Rockingham Co., Va. 

No. 3. Second Generation. 1. 

2) Nicholas Beery, born in Pennsylvania, 1764; died 
April, 1815; married Barbara Kagy, who was supposed to 
be a first cousin to his brother John's wife of the same 
name. 

Mrs. Beery came from York county, Pa., previous to 
1786, and settled near Edom, Rockingham Co., Va., where 
he died in April, 1815. 

1. Abraham Beery, b. near Edom, Va., Sept. 30, 1786. 
No. 543. 

2. Nicholas Beery, no date. Went west in 1815; failed 
to find des.cendants. 

3. Christian Beery, no date; died single, of old age; 
unbalanced mind. 

4. Elisabeth Beery, no date; married Joseph Fry, Va. 
No. 572. 

5. Susanna Beery, no date; died single, of old age; un- 
balanced mind. 

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No. 4. Second Generation. 1. 

3) John Beery, born in Adams county, Pa., 1767, died near 
Edom, Rockingham Co., Va., June 25, 1834. Barbara 
Kagy, born in Shenandoah county, Va., June 12, 1768, 
died near Edom, Va., Sept. 25, 1835. She is supposed 
to be a first cousin to his brother Nicholas' wife (see 
No. 3). The subject of this sketch came from Pennsyl- 
vania to Virginia when a young man. As his parents 
afterwards came from Adams county. Pa., to Virginia, 
this is some evidence that he was born in that county. 
Then, sometime between 1792 and 1794, he married Bar- 
bara Kagy (my grandmother) of Shenandoah county, Va., 
and, during the first few years of their married life, they 
lived in New Market, Shenandoah Co., Va., near the line 
between Shenandoah and Rockingham counties, where 
their first child (Barbara, my mother) was born March 
12, 1795. Soon afterwards, about 1796, they purchased a 
large tract of land, mostly timber, about three-fourths of 
a mile south of Edom, Rockingham Co., Va. Here they 
made a fine home and raised a large family of industrious 
and intelligent children. The homestead portion of this 
farm fell to his eighth son, Henry Beery, and later to 
Henry's son, Henry C. Beery. Then, in 1898 or 1900, it 
was purchased by Mr. Perry Swank. A part of the pres- 
ent Noah W. Beery farm and a portion of the Isaac N. 
Beery farm were taken from the foregoing original pur- 
chase. Grandfather John Beery erected a fulling mill 
and carding machine upon his premises. This building 
was burned about 1810 or 1812, but soon after was re- 
placed by a brick building, enlarged and improved. This 
was about a hundred yards northwest of the homestead 
buildings. Here he died of old age June 25, 1834, and 
his wife died Sept. 25, 1835, from injuries received by 
being thrown from' her formerly gentle horse, while re- 
turning, after services, from the Brennemen Mennonite 
church. The accident occurred by a hog jumping out 
frojTl the old-fashioned fence corner, and frightening her 
liorge. However she lingered for a time in a crippled 
con4ition. She and her husband are buried in the Lin- 
dale Mennonite church cemetery, just north of Edom, 
where small but neat white tombstones were erected by 

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the descendants in 1902. These dear old grandparents 
were consecrated members of the Mennonite church, as 
also were all their children except two. — (Grandson, 
Joseph H. Wenger, South English, Iowa.) 

Family of John Beery. No. 4. 

1. Barbara Beery, b. March 12, 1795 (my mother). 
No. 9. 

2. Elisabeth Beery, b. Feb. 10, 1797. No. 10. 

3. Daniel Beery, b. April 3, 1798. No. 11. 

4. Samuel Beery, b. Nov. 3, 1799. Died in infancy. 

5. John K. Beery, b. Jan. 4, 1801. No. 12. 

6. Mary Beery, b. Nov. 20, 1802. No. 13. 

- 7. Abraham Beery, b. Dec. 25, 1803. No. 14. 

8. Henry Beery, b. Feb. 19, 1806. No. 15. 

9. Anna Beery, b. Dec. 20, 1808. No. 16. 

10. Joseph Beery, b. May 19, 1809. No. 17. 

11. Catharine Beery, b. Aug. 21, 1815. No. 18. 

No. 454. Second Generation. 1. 

(Notice the one-half numbers occur at places where 
interlining is necessary.) 

4) Jacob Beery, born in Pennsylvania, Sept. 11, 1769, 
died near Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio, April 2, 1842. 
His wife, Mary Good, of Rockingham county, Virginia, 
was born May 13, 1777, died Dec. 8, 1848. Both were 
buried in the cemetery four miles east of Lancaster, Fair- 
field Co., Ohio, near Lewis Beery's. Mary Good was a 
Sister to Bishop Daniel Good, of Rockingham county, 
Virginia, who was a well-known minister in the Mennon- 
ite church in that county. It is singularly strange that 
nothing more of this family could be found. 

No. 5. Second Generation. 1. 

5) George Beery, born in Pennsylvania, in 1773, and 
Susan Funk, born in Pennsylvania, Oct. 30, 1775, were 
married in Rockingham county, Virginia, in 1796. She 
was a Sister to Joseph Funk, the noted singing-school 
teacher of Singers Glen, Rockingham Co., Va. They 
lived in Virginia until 1816, when they emigrated by team 
and wagon over the mountains to Ohio, settling for a 
time in Perry county, and later to Fairfield coaaty, Ohio. 

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Their children were all born in Rockingham county, Vir- 
ginia, except the youngest, Abraham G. The parents and 
all their children were Mennonites. 

1. Barbara Beery, b. Aug. 3, 1797. No. 597. 

2. Daniel Beery. Died single. 

3. Catharine Beery, b. May 10, 1802. No. 598. 

4. Susannah Beery, b. Jan. 15, 1805. No. 599. 

5. George Beery, b. Aug. 29, 1807. No. 600. 

6. Henry Beery. No. 601. 

7. Rachel Beery. No. 602. 

8. Christian D. Beery, b. June 20, 1815. No. 603. 

9. Abraham G. Beery, b. Oct. 11, 1817. No. 604. 

No. 6. Second Generation. 1. 

6) Magdaline Beery, born in Pennsylvania, 1777, died 
near Woodstock Shenandoah Co., Va., in 1832. Abraham 
Burner was born in 1777, died as above in 1850. He was 
married in 1797. Both are buried three miles east of 
Woodstock, within 100 yards of their old home, now the 
property of their grandson, William I. Burner. It has 
been in possession of Abraham Burner's descendants 
ever since colonial times. The above Abraham Burner, 
of 1777, was a son of Jacob Burner who with his brothers 
John and Ulrick came from Switzerland to America in 
the early part of 1700. Jacob settled in Shenandoah coun- 
ty, Virginia, where Abraham, the subject of this sketch, 
was born, and where he lived and died. The above-men- 
tioned John settled in the adjoining Page county, Virginia, 
and Ulrick in what was then called West Virginia. Abra- 
ham and Magdaline Burner's children were all born near 
Woodstock, Shenandoah Co., Va. 

1. Jacob Burner, b. March 30, 1799. No. 903. 

2. Elisabeth Burner, b. Sept. 8, 1803. No. 912. 

3. Isaac Burner, b. April 7, 1807. No. 927. 

4. Joseph Burner, b. April 4, 1809. No. 928. 

5. Abraham Burner, b. Nov. 2, 1814. No. 937. 

6. Susan Burner, no date. No. 938. 

7. Mary Burner, b. Dec. 2, 1816. No. 949. 

No. 7. Third Generation. 2. 

3) Abraham Beery, born July 23, 1789, died March 1, 
1853. Elisabeth Wenger, born near Edom, Va., April 

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13, 1796, and died Feb. 27, 1869. (See Wenger History.) 
Abraham Beery is supposed to have been born at his 
father's homestead, now (1905) owned by Mrs. Anna 
Wampler, one and one-half miles south of Edom, Rock- 
ingham Co., Va. After marriage he lived for a time on 
Muddy Creek (hence called " Muddy Creek Abe ") near 
what is now called Singers Glen in the above county. 
The greater part of his life was spent on a farm which he 
bought two miles north of Harrisonburg on the Kratzer 
Spring road. Later on, during the years of 1860 and 
thereafter, this farm has been in possession of Mr. Eman- 
uel Rhodes. Mr. Beery died at the above place, and was 
buried at the Lindale Mennonite church cemetery. He 
and wife and all their children, except one, were Menno- 
nites.— J. H. W. 

Children: 

1. Anna Beery, b. March 17, 1819. No. 19. 

2. Magdalana Beery, b. April 22, 1822; d. single, March 
21, 1850. 

3. Barbara Beery, b. Jan. 4, 1825 ) . (No. 20 

4. Elisabeth Beery, b. Jan. 4, 1825 [ ^'^"^^- | No. 21 

5. Henry C. Beery, b. Jan. 21, 1847, died single, Dec. 
25, 1895. 

6. Abraham W. Beery, b. March 28, 1829. No. 22. 

7. Mary Beery, b. Feb. 15, 1831. No. 23. 

8. Catharine Beery, b. April 10, 1833, single, 1904, and 
living near Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., Va. 

9. Lydia Beery, b. Jan. 3, 1836, still living. No. 24. 

No. 8. Third Generation. 2. 

11) David Beery, born Oct. 8, 1808, about one and 
one-half miles south of Edom, Rockingham Co., Va., 
on the farm now (1905) known as the Anna Wampler 
farm. Sept. 28, 1831, he married Elisabeth Niswander who 
was born Sept. 18, 1808, and died in West Virginia June^ 
18, 1848. In 1847 this couple moved from Rockingham 
county to Hampshire county, W. Va., where he died near 
Augusta, W. Va., March 7, 1883. They were members 
of the Christian church. 



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Children: 

1. Benjamin Beery, b. near Edom, Va., Dec. 17, 1832. 
No. 25. 

2. Joseph Beery, b. near Edom, Va., June 22, 1835. 
No. 26. 

3. Rebecca Beery, b. near Edom, Va., Oct. 7, 1836. 
No. 27. 

4. David A. Beery, b. near Edom, Va., March 21, 1839. 
No. 28. 

5. Elisabeth C. Beery, b. near Edom, Va., April 10, 1841. 
No. 29. 

6. Lydia F. Beery, b. near Edom, Va., March 4, 1843. 
No. 30. 

7. Sarah A. Beery, b. near Edom, Va., Oct, 15, 1846. 
No. 31. 

In March, 1849, David Beery married his second wife, 
Susanna Rhorbaugh, who was born March 24, 1808, and 
died Nov. 9, 1892. 

8. Jacob D. Beery, b. Hampshire, W. Va., June 22, 1850. 
No. 32. 

No. 9. Third Generation. 4. 

1) Barbara Beery was born in New Market, Shenandoah 
Co., Va., March 12, 1795, and died near Edom, Va., Aug. 
26, 1871, and Joseph Wenger, born near Edom, Rocking- 
ham Co., Va., Sept. 17, 1794, and died Feb. 14, 1865, were 
married April 28, 1818 (See Wenger History). 

Barbara Beery was the oldest of her father John Beery's 
family, and was raised at the homestead three-fourths of 
a mile south of Edom, Rockingham Co., Va. When at 
the age of 23 years she married Joseph Wenger. Soon 
afterwards they began housekeeping on a portion of the 
Wenger estate, one-fourth mile east of Edom, where they 
started in the forest, and with the blessings of good 
health, brawny arms, and willing hands they converted 
it into a well-improved farm, besides adding other farms. 
It is natural that we reverence our parents. Indeed, it 
is due unto them. But how sad it is in some instances 
where children do not respect father and mother, espe- 
cially in old age. The above parents were kind to their 
children, yet strict, and decisive, and the longer I live, 
the more I consider that they did the right thing at the 

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right time, and the more thankful I am for the training 
and advice I received at their hands. My memory of 
these sainted and departed parents is indelibly fixed in 
my mind. 

This sketch is written on the date of mother's anni- 
versary of her birth, 110 years ago to-day (March 12, 
1905). These parents united with the Mennonite church 
in early life, and are buried at the Lindale Mennonite 
church cemetery, a short distance north of Edom, Va. — 
(Their Son, Joseph H. Wenger, South English, Iowa.) 

Their Children: 

1. Catharine Wenger, b. March 20, 1819. No. 33. 

2. John B. Wenger, b. Sept. 16, 1820. No. 34. 

3. Elisabeth Wenger, b. May 21, 1822. No. 35. 

4. Isaac Wenger, b. Nov. 22, 1823. No. 36. 

5. Abraham Wenger, b. May 31, 1825. No. ^1 . 

6. Anna Wenger, b. Jan. 8, 1827. No. 38. 

7. Jacob Wenger, b. June 4, 1829. No. 39. 

8. Barbara Wenger, b. June 20, 1831. No. 40. 

9. Mary Wenger, b. May 21, 1833. No. 41. 

10. Joseph H. Wenger, b. Nov. 15, 1835. No. 42. 

No. 10. Third Generation. 4. 

2) Elisabeth Beery, born near Edom, Rockingham Co., 
Va., Feb. 10, 1797, died (no date), and John Brenneman, 
born, (no date), married (no date). They moved to Fair- 
field county, Ohio, in early life and later to Elida, Allen 
Co., Ohio. Mennonites. Farmer at Elida, Ohio. 

1. Isaac Brenneman, b. in Rockingham county, Va., May 
12, 1825. No. 43. 

2. David Brenneman, b. in Rockingham county, Vir- 
ginia, Sept. 13, 1826. No. 44. 

No. 11. Third Generation. 4. 

3) Daniel Beery, born near Edom, Rockingham Co., 
Va., April 5, 1798, died near Lancaster, Fairfield Co., 
Ohio, April 17, 1873. Anna Hufifman, born in Page 
county, Va., Sept. 30, 1794, died near Lancaster, Ohio, 
Sept. 11, 1855. She was a sister to Maria Huffman who 
married Jacob Burner (See No. 903). They were married 
in Virginia Sept. 5, 1820, and soon after journeyed in the 

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old-fashioned, two-wheeled " gig " to Fairfield county, 
Ohio, attended by the hardships connected with such a 
journey through the mountains. They settled on a farm 
which became their permanent home. Later a railroad 
was built and Berne Station was established near their 
home. This was during the infancy of settlement in 
Ohio. By industry, good management, and good judg- 
ment they converted the forest into a good home, which 
being in a good country, at the time of his death was 
valued at twenty thousand dollars. In point of sociabil- 
ity he was a noble man; his church relation being United 
Evangelical. Every person of unsuspicious character was 
always welcome at his commodious home. He was noted 
for honesty, integrity, and just dealing with his fellow- 
man. His death was universally regretted. — (By his Son, 
Lewis Beery, Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio.) 

Their Family, all born in Ohio: 
L Frederick Beery, b. April 20, 1822. No. 45. 

2. Mary Beery, b. Oct. 1, 1824. No. 46. 

3. Lewis Beery, b. Jan. 24, 1827. No. 47. 

4. Lydia Beery, b. Oct. 18, 1828. No. 48. 

5. Barbara Beery, b. Sept. 22, 1831, d. Dec. 4, 1831. 
Daniel Beery in old age married his second wife, Mrs. 

Anna Tidd, of Ohio. 

No. 12. Third Generation. 4. 

5) John K. Beery, born near Edom, Rockingham Co., 
Va., June 4, 1801, died Oct. 11, 1885. Magdalana Wenger, 
born near Edom, Va., Nov. 6, 1800, died April 12, 1876. 
They were married Aug. 25, 1819. 

Uncle John K. Beery was a man of robust constitution 
and, like many of our later ancestors, started in business 
at a time which could be termed near the close of pioneer 
life in the forests of Rockingham county, Virginia. In a 
financial way he had clear conceptions backed up by 
good judgment in business matters, and always knew a 
good thing when he saw it; was very energetic in busi- 
ness, and although he suffered some severe losses, yet he 
accumulated quite an amount of property. He was very 
emphatic in his theories, and when a question was set- 
tled in his mind, it was folly to endeavor to change his 

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opinion; yet he was kind to his family, and their obedi- 
ence to him was sure, knowing that his commands were 
positive. — J. H. W. 

Their Family: 

1. Elisabeth Beery, b. Nov. 6, 1820. No. 49. 

2. Anna Beery, b. Aug. 13, 1822. No. 50. 

3. Barbara Beery, b. April 29, 1824. No. 51. 

4. Sallie Beery, b. Feb. 4, 1826. No. 52. 

5. Hannah Beery, b. Jan. 26, 1828. No. 53. 

6. Susanna Beery, b. Jan. 26, 1828. No. 54. 

7. Lydia Beery, b. Jan. 6, 1830. No. 55. 

8. Noah W. Beery, b. Aug. 31, 1831. No. 56. 

9. Catharine Beery, b. Sept. 29, 1833. No. 57. 

10. Isaac N. Beery, b. Sept. 4, 1835. No. 58. 

11. John C. Beery, b. April 5, 1837. No. 59. 

12. Joseph W. Beery, b. April 5, 1839. No. 60. 

13. Magdalana Beery, b. June 2, 1841. No. 61. 

14. Mary A. Beery, b. Dec. 20, 1843. No. 62. 

15. Dewitt C. Beery, b. Feb. 27, 1846. No. 63. 

• No. 13. Third Generation. 4. 

6) Mary Beery was born near Edom, Rockingham Co., 
Va., Nov. 20, 1802, died in Fairfield county, Ohio, Oct. 1832, 
and was buried at Mt. Tabor cemetery in that county. 
Jacob Brenneman, born near Edom, Rockingham Co., 
Va., Oct. 7, 1796, died near Elida, Allen Co., Ohio, Jan. 
1, 1865. Jacob was a son of Abraham Brenneman and 
Magdalana Schenk. The above Jacob Brenneman and 
Mary Beery were married in Virginia, October, 1820. In 
the fall of 1828 they moved to Fairfield county, Ohio, 
where they lived until after his wife's death when he 
moved to near Elida, Allen Co., Ohio, where he married 
Caroline Swisher. The writer was so well acquainted 
with the subject of this sketch that he would almost con- 
sider this history incomplete without giving his testimony 
in favor of the good deeds of this noble departed Uncle 
Jacob Brenneman. 

He was perfect in kindness, honesty, sociability, and 
all those good qualities which go toward making a man 
happy, and promoting happiness to all around him. His 
first wife, Mary, died before my time, but as she was a 

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sister to my sainted mother I have reason to think that 
she was a noble woman. The above couple were Menno- 
nites.— J. H. W. 

1. John L. Brenneman, b. in Virginia, Oct. 24, 1821. 
No. 718. 

2. Abraham Brenneman, b. in Virginia, June 21, 1823, 
No. 740. 

3. Barbara Brenneman, b. in Virginia, June 17, 1824. 
No. 742. 

4. Isaac Brenneman, b. in Virginia, Sept. 25, 1825. No. 
743. 

5. Elisabeth Brenneman, b. in Ohio, Aug. 29, 1828, d. 
in infancy. 

6. Joseph Brenneman, b. in Ohio, Sept. 5, 1830, died in 
infancy. 

7. Anna Brenneman, b. in Ohio, Sept. 25, 1831, d. in 
infancy. 

8. Mary Brenneman, b. in Ohio, Oct. 18, 1832, d. in in- 
fancy. 

No. 14. Third Generation. 4. 

7) Abraham Beery, born near Edom, Rockingham Co., 
Va., Dec. 25, 1803, died near Edom, Va., May 17, 1849, 
and was buried at the Lindale cemetery, north of Edom, 
Magdalana Miller, daughter of Michael and Elisabeth 
Miller, born Dec. 19, 1805, died Dec. 9, 1865. She had mar- 
ried for her second husband. Rev. Samuel Shank. Men- 
nonites, and farmer. 

Abraham Beery was an honest man, and stood well in 
his community; was very positive and emphatic in his 
way, meaning exactly what he said, and his word was as 
good as his bond. May all his descendants follow his 
example! 

1. Jacob T. Beery, b. Sept. 7, 1826. No. 325. 

2. Elisabeth Beery, b. June 7, 1828. No. 328. 

3. Lydia Beery, b. Nov. 25, 1829. No. 330. 

4. John H. Beery, b. Aug. 20, 1831. No. 334. 



5. Michael A. Beery, b. Aug. 20, 1831. No. 339. '' *^^"^- 

6. Annie Beery, b. Dec. 21, 1833. No. 343. 

7. Abraham Miller Beery, b. April 25, 1836. No. 348. 

8. Sallie Beery, b. Oct. 25, 1839. No. 353. 

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9. Fannie R. Beery, b. Sept. 7, 1842. (Methodist, Mt. 
Clinton, Va.) 

10. Barbara A. Beery, b. Sept. 16, 1844. No. 358. 

11. Mary M. Beery, b. Dec. 16, 1846. No. 359. 

[Throughout this history, where lineages do not come in 
rotation, it is due to failure to report in time.] 

No. 15. Third Generation. 4. 

8) Henry Beery, born near Edom, Rockingham Co., 
Va., Feb. 19, 1806, and died at old age upon the same farm, 
Aug. 2, 1887, married Lydia Grove of New Hope, Augusta 
Co., Va., about 1830, who was born March 21, 1811, and 
died July 30, 1890. Mennonites; address, Edom, Va. The 
writer cannot fully express his thoughts relative to the 
good qualities of this noble couple, " Uncle Henry and 
Aunt Lydia." What a heaven there would be upon earth, 
if everyone possessed the characteristics of these dear 
people. Space forbids a full account of all their good 
deeds. May the Lord help us to pattern after them. — J. 
H. W. 

1. Martin Beery, b. at Edom, Va., Jan. 3, 1831. No. 64. 

2. Catharine Beery, b. at Edom, Va., March 9, 1833. 
No. 65. 

3. John G. Beery, b. at Edom, Va., March 23, 1835. No. 
66. 

4. Barbara Beery, b. at Edom, Va., March 9, 1837, d. 
young. 

5. Anna Beery, b. at Edom, Va., June 30, 1839. No. 67. 

6. Elisabeth Beery, b. at Edom, Va., Oct. 29, 1841. No. 
68. 

7. Henry C. Beery, b. at Edom, Va., Oct. 9, 1847. No. 
69. 

8. M. Franklin Beery, b. at Edom, Va., May 20, 1850. 
No. 70. 

No. 16. Third Generation. 4. 

9) Anna Beery, born near Edom, Rockingham Co., Va., 
March 20, 1807, died April 15, 1879. Henry Wenger, born 
near Edom, Va., Feb. 3, 1804, died Dec. 14, 1888. They 
were married April 17, 1827. Address, Edom, Va. Not 
members of any church. 

Aunt Anna (Beery) Wenger was a model woman. 

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What we mean by " model " is for us to imitate her so- 
ciability and kindness; especially was she noted for her 
motherly disposition. She was very fleshy, her weight 
being about three hundred pounds. During the last years 
of her life she was very helpless. She and her husband 
are buried with their fathers and mothers in the Lindale 
cemetry, north of Edom, Va. — J. H. W. 

Their Family: 

1. EHsabeth Wenger, b. Feb. 3, 1828. No. 71. 

2. Joseph Wenger, b. May 5, 1829, d. Jan. 26, 1834. 

3. Michael Wenger, b. May 8, 1835, d. Dec. 1, 1837. 

4. Anna R. Wenger, b. Oct. 15, 1836. No. 72. 

5. B. Kate Wenger, b. Aug. 5, 1838. No. 73. 

6. Mary M. Wenger, b. July 18, 1842. No. 74. 

7. Fannie Wenger. b. Jan. 21, 1848. No. 75. 

No. 17. Third Generation. 4. 

10) Joseph Beery, born near Edom, Rockingham Co., 
Va., Alay 19, 1809, died July 2, 1874. Frances Garber, 
born in Augusta county, Virginia, Oct. 15, 1811, died May 
12, 1850. They were married Nov. 15, 1831. Mennonites. 
Address, Cross Keys, Rockingham Co., Va. 

To me there is an unbounded pleasure mixed with sad- 
ness in tracing the life of this dear and noble old Uncle 
Joseph Beery. What else can we expect in this world but 
a miscellaneous mixture of joy and sorrow? Every one 
looked upon Mr. Beery as one among the most noble 
men upon earth. His life record had been characterized 
by the many sterling qualities of upright manhood and 
religious principles. He was endowed with more than 
ordinary intelligence. Born and reared near Edom, Va., 
a progressive farmer and business man, he settled in the 
vicinity of Cross Keys, Rockingham Co., Va., south 
of Harrisonburg. He was also very prominent in the 
business circles of his country, being very emphatic in 
what he believed to be right. He certainly was a noble 
man and a gentleman. But alas, the sad day dawned up- 
on him. Having, in old age, suffered wrong treatment 
from the hand of some of his fellowmen, whom he had 
often befriended, his mind became unbalanced and he 
committed the rash act of self-destruction July 2, 1874, 

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and was buried at the Union church cemetery near his 

home.— J- H. W. 

Family: 

1. Solomon Beery, b. near Cross Keys, Va., Oct. 25, 
1832. No. Id. 

2. Barbara Ann Beery, b. near Cross Keys, Va., Feb. 12, 

1835. No. 77. 

3. Elisabeth Beery, b. near Cross Keys, Va., Jan. 12, 

1840. No. 78. 

4. John Henry Beery, b. near Cross Keys, Va., May 13, 
1843. No. 79. 

5. Franklin Beery, b. near Cross Keys, Va., Oct. 23, 
1845, d. April 20, 1847. 

6. Frances Beery, b. near Cross Keys, Va., Sept. 9, 
1848. No. 80. 

7. Catharine Beery, b. near Cross Keys, Va., April 12, 
1850. No. 81. 

On Nov. 20, 1851, Mr. Beery, for his second wife, mar- 
ried Elizabeth RodefTer, who was born July 5, 1811, and 
died Dec. 11, 1871; also Mennonite. 

No. 18. Third Generation. 4. 

11) Catharine Beery, born near Edom, Rockingham Co., 
Va., Aug. 21, 1815, died in Baltimore, Md., Nov. 7, 1875. 
She was a member of the Mennonite church. Michael 
B. Cline, born in Ohio, Aug. 23, 1802, died in Baltimore 
Md., March 24, 1864. They were married near Edom, 
Va.,' May 28, 1833. 

Catharine (Beery) Cline was the youngest of her fa- 
ther, John Beery's, family. I am indeed glad for such re- 
lations as Aunt Kate was. I venture the assertion that 
she never had an enemy in the world. Her good deeds 
compare with those of her Sister Anna and my sainted 
mother. (I never saw the other two sisters.) Her con- 
tinued noble deeds in life, her sociability and kindness are 
indelibly fixed upon the minds of all who knew her. 
She possessed the good qualities that make the woman 
the best among God's gifts to man.— J. H. W. 

Family: 
1. Joseph Wenger Cline, b. in Virginia, Sept. 4, 1834, 
d. Sept. 19, 1838. 

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2. Barbara Ann Cline, b. in Virginia, Sept. 20, 1S36. 
No. 82. 

3. Martha Jane Cline, b. in Virginia, Oct. 16, 1837, d. 
Dec 3, 1837. 

4. Daniel Henry Cline, b. in Virginia, March 31, 1840. 
No. 83. 

5. Mary Elisabeth Cline, b. in Virginia, Jan. 20, 1842. 
No. 84. 

6. David Solomon Cline, b. in Virginia, Feb. 24, 1845. 
No. 85. 

7. Catharine Rebecca Cline, b. in Virginia, Sept. 14, 
1846. No. 86. 

8. Michael Franklin Cline, b. in Virginia, March 10, 
1848. No. 87. 

9. Lydia Frances Cline, b. in Virginia, Nov. 10, 1849, d. 
June 19, 1851. 

10. John Byron Cline, b. Oct. 4, 1851, d. June 6, 1853. 

11. Sarah Virginia Cline, b. Feb. 19, 1853, single, Balti- 
more, Md. 

12. Ida Olive Cline, b. April 21, 1855. No. 88. 

13. Abraham Beery Cline, b. July 16, 1857. No. 89. 

No. 19. Fourth Generation. 7. 

1) Anna Beery, born near Harrisonburg, Va., March 17, 
1819, died Sept. 8, 1861. She married David Burkholder 
in 1838. Mennonites. Address, Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. Francis Burkholder, b. Jan. 17, 1840, d. May 5, 1868. 

2. Catharine A. Burkholder, b. Jan. 1, 1847, d. Aug. 19, 
1874. 

3. Abraham B. Burkholder, b. Jan. 4, 1850. No. 397. 

4. David H. Burkholder, b. Jan. 16, 1852. No. 400. 

5. Margaret Burkholder, b. March 16, 1854, d. Sept. 17. 
1857. 

No. 20. Fourth Generation. 7. 

3) Barbara Beery, born near Harrisonburg, Va., (twin 
to Elizabeth) Jan. 4, 1825, died Dec. 9, 1854. She married 
Abraham Lehman, April 15, 1851. Mennonites. 

1. Mary A. Lehman, b. Feb. 7, 1852, married Samuel 
Weaver in 1868, and died July 20, 1890. 

2. Martin A. Lehman, b. May 22, 1854, married Katie 
Shank in 1874. 

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No. 21. Fourth Generation. 7. 

4) Elizabeth Beery (twin to Barbara), born near Har- 
risonburg, Va., Jan. 4, 1825, and died Sept. 16, 1873, mar- 
ried Joseph Rhodes in the fall of 1845. Mennonites, farm- 
ers. 

1. Abraham B. Rhodes, b. March 8, 1848. No. 402. 

2. David B. Rhodes, b. May 18, 1851. No. 403. 

3. Anna Rhodes, b. Nov. 19, 1852. No. 404. 

4. Levi S. Rhodes, b. Sept. 6, 1854. No. 405. 

5. Mary Rhodes, b. Aug. 12, 1856, d. in 1859. 

6. Anthony Rhodes, b. Oct. 22, 1858. No. 407. 

7. Ammi Rhodes, b. April 12, 1860. No. 408. 

8. Hiram Rhodes, b. April 8, 1862. No. 409. 

9. Elisabeth Rhodes, b. Sept. 16, 1865. No. 410. 

10. J. Perry Rhodes, b. Oct. 22, 1867, been delayed. 
No. 951. 

No. 22. Fourth Generation. 7. 

6) Abraham W. Beery, born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
March 28, 1829, Feb. 6, 1866, married Martha McCord, of 
Woodford county, Illinois, who was born Oct. 4, 1841. 
They emigrated from Illinois to California in April, 1890. 
Address, South Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., Cal. 

A. W. Beery was born of parents who were considered 
among the best people in Rockingham county, Virginia, 
as were also his grandparents. They were noted for their 
pious and religious characteristics in their denomination, 
the Mennonite church. 

The subject of this sketch was born a natural business 
man, and became a man of wealth, and while he was 
shrewd in driving sharp bargains, it was said by his 
neighbors that he was just in dealing with his fellow- 
man, his word being as good as his bond. However, very 
different from his parents, brother and sisters, and rela- 
tives, he never believed the Bible, nor in religious prin- 
ciples; neither did he believe in future reward or punish- 
ment. The writer had a very pleasant visit with him and 
his worthy family in California in 1900. Mr. Beery's 
health had been failing for a year or more when Feb. 
8, 1903, he died at his home in South Pasadena, Cal., at 
the age of nearly 74 years. The body was privately cre- 

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mated a few days later. He leaves a worthy and intel- 
ligent wife and two daughters. — J. H. W. 

1. Minnie V. Beery, b. in Illinois, April 12, 1867, d. Dec. 
13, 1883. 

2. Essa Beery Taylor, b. in Illinois, Dec. 10, 1868. 

3. Abraham D. Beery, b. in Illinois, Oct. 20, 1873, d. 
July 22, 1898. 

4. Mary E. Beery, b. in Illinois, June 3, 1878. 

No. 23. Fourth Generation. 7. 

7) Mary Beery, born near Harrinsonburg, Va., Feb. 15, 

1831, and died in 1882, married David Landes, April 21, 
1855. Mennonites, farmers; address, Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. Elizabeth Landes, b. July 6, 1856. No. 411. 

2. Sarah Landes, b. June 15, 1858. No. 413. 

3. Nannie C. Landes, b. Oct. 9, 1860. No. 414. 

4. Mary Landes, b. Oct. 27, 1862. 

5. Emma V. Landes, b. July 2, 1869. No. 415. 

No. 24. Fourth Generation. 7. 

9) Lydia Beery, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Jan. 3, 
1836, on Jan. 7, 1875, married John W. Suthard, who died 
Nov. 15, 1896. Mennonites, farmers, Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. Daughter, b. May 21, 1876, d. June 3, 1876. 

2. Sallie C. Suthard, b. Aug. 18, 1880. 

No. 25. Fourth Generation. 8. 

1) Benjamin Beery, born near Edom, Va., Dec. 17, 

1832, died Dec. 28, 1897. Malinda Catharine Moore, born 
July 17, 1829, died Jan. 1, 1894. They were married Jan. 
18, 1855, and lived near Grafton, W. Va. Baptists, as also 
were their children. 

Mr. Beery, when a young man, entered the service of 
the Baltimore & Ohio railroad and continued for forty- 
five or fifty years and also was superintendent of the 
Baptist Sunday school for sixteen years. He and the 
author were schoolmates at Edom, Rockingham Co., Va., 
in 1846 and 47.— J. H. W. 

1. Sarah Elisabeth Beery, b. March 5, 1856. No. 416. 

2. Anna Rebecca B*eery, b. Oct. 14, 1857. No. 417. 

3. Margaret Maria Beery, b. Jan. 27, 1859. No. 418. 

4. Dora Beery, b. Oct. 11, 1861, d. Oct. 11, 1861. 

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5. Georgetta McBeery, b. Sept. 14, 1862. No. 419. 

6. Wm. Tecumseh Beery, b. May 27, 1865. No. 420. 

7. Mary Walker Beery, b. Feb. 26, 1867. No. 421. 

8. Malinda Catharine Beery, b. Jan. 26, 1869, d. Jan. 16, 
1871. 

9. Joseph Moore Beery, b. Jan. 23, 1871, d. Oct. 12, 1872. 

No. 26. Fourth Generation. 8. 

2) Joseph Beery, born at Edom, Va., June 22, 1835, and 
Martha Pence, born March 25, 1837, were married Nov. 
25, 1856. 

Mr. Beery came with his parents from the above-named 
place to Hampshire county. West Virginia, in 1847, and 
after marriage moved to Herman, 111., in 1865, their pres- 
ent address. Church relation, Christian, as also are most 
of his children. Farmer and carpenter. Both living, but 
feeble (1904). 

1. Mary Ann Elisabeth Beery, b. Oct. 2, 1857. No. 422. 

2. Sarah Frances Beery, b. Jan. 11, 1861, farmer. No. 423. 

3. John Harvey Beery, b. Oct. 2, 1863, miner. No. 424. 

4. Emma Florence Beery, b. Aug. 26, 1867, d. March 12, 
1868. 

5. William David Beery, b. May 14, 1872, butcher. No. 425. 

6. Joseph Sylvester Beery, b. July 2, 1875, miner. No. 426. 

7. Livia Melvin Beery, b. Jan. 19, 1879, clerk. No. 427. 

No. 27. Fourth Generation. 8. 

3) Rebecca Beery was born near Edom, Virginia, Oct. 
7, 1836. Conrad Wilbert, born June 5, 1835, died Feb. 15, 
1876. They were married May 15, 1856. Lutheran. 
Farmer, Donnelsville, Ohio. 

1. D. B. Wilbert, b. March 18, 1857, d. Oct. 10, 1863. 

2. J. C. Wilbert, b. June 27, 1859. No. 1036. 

3. Mary F. Wilbert, b. Sept. 22, 1861. No. 1037. 

4. L. C. Wilbert, b. Dec. 22, 1863. No. 1038. 

5. Sarah E. Wilbert, b. Dec. 18, 1866. No. 1039. 

6. Malinda C. Wilbert, b. Feb. 2, 1868. No. 1040. 

7. J. A. Wilbert, b. July 6, 1870, d. Oct. 11, 1881. 

8. Anna H. Wilbert, b. Aug. 7, 1872. No. 1041. 

9. G. F. Wilbert, b. Dec. 19, 1874, Single. 

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No. 28. Fourth Generation. 8. 

4) David A. Beery, born near Edom, Va., March 21, 
1839, died at Springfield, Ohio, June, 1892. He married 
Mrs. Sarah Morrison. He was a traveling salesman and 
died suddenly in a hotel in 1896. No church. 

1. John Beery. 

No. 29. Fourth Generation. 8. 

5) Elisabeth C. Beery, born near Edom, Va., April 10, 
1841, married Benjamin O. Largent Dec. 13, 1866, in 
Hampshire county. West Virginia, who died Oct. 19, 

1868. She remained a widow sixteen years and then mar- 
ried Mr. E. Baker Dec. 21, 1884. They came to Blairs- 
town, Iowa, where he died July 6, 1893. In 1901 she made 
an extended trip to California and the Pacific Coast States. 
Methodist. Address, Blairstown, Iowa, later, 511 W. 3rd 
St., Long Beach, Cal. 

1. Etta E. Largent, b. Oct. 1, 1867, single, California. 

2. B. O. Largent, b. May 7, 1869. No. 29i/4. 

By second marriage: 

3. John E. Baker, b. Sept. 12, 1885, single, California. 

No. 2914. Fifth Generation. 29. 

2) B. O. Largent, born in Hampshire, W. Va., May 7, 

1869, married Mollie Hamilton, April 9, 1896. Address, 
Springfield, Ohio, later, 511 W. 3rd St., Long Beach, Cal. 

1. Caroline Elisabeth Largent, b. Nov. 6, 1901. 

No. 30. Fourth Generation. 8. 

6) Lydia F. Beery, born near Edom, Va., March 4, 1843, 
and died Jan. 25, 1898, married Blair LeflFel, February, 1871. 
Lutherans. 

No. 31. Fourth Generation. 8. 

7) Sarah A. Beery, born near Edom, Va., Oct. 15, 1846, 
died single Oct. 11, 1863. No church. 

No. 32. Fourth Generation. 8. 

8) Jacob D. Beery, born near Augusta, W. Va., Jan. 22, 
1850, and Zulemma H. Haines, born Jan. 21, 1852, were 
married April 28, 1874. They united with the Brethren 
church in early life. Mr. Beery is quite a factor in Sun- 
day-school work, having served as superintendent for 
twenty-one years. He is a farmer and fruit grower, 

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makes a speciality of peaches, of which he has an or- 
chard of eleven thousand trees. He is also in the mercan- 
tile business at Augusta, W. Va. Cousin Jacob, the writer 
may visit you some peach season. — J. H. W. 

1. Bertie E. Beery, b. Feb. 6, 1875. No. 711. 

2. William B. Beery, b. June 26, 1876. No. 712. 

3. Susan C. Beery, b. July 30, 1877. No. 713. 

4. John E. Beery, b. Dec. 3, 1878. No. 714. 

5. Virgil E. Beery, b. Dec. 8, 1880. No. 715. 

6. Wilbert O. Beery, b. July 28, 1882. No. 716. 

7. Gracen A. Beery, b. Oct. 28, 1883, single, farmer. 

8. Lillian A. Beery, b. July 1, 1886, single, teacher. 
Christian. 

9. Cora E. Beery, b. Feb. 2, 1888, single, Christian, at 
school. 

10. Myrtle E. M. Beery, b. Jan. 20, 1890, d. Sept. 12, 
1899.* 

11. Z. Ruth Beery, b. July 30, 1892, attending school. 

12. Jacob Carl Beery, b. Aug. 10, 1894, attending school. 

*Myrtle E. M. Beery was an exceptionally bright Sun- 
day-school scholar. In fact, the whole family is of more 
than ordinary business intelligence. 

No. 33. Fourth Generation. 9. 

1) Catharine Wenger, born at Edom, Rockingham Co., 
Va., March 20, 1819, died June 27, 1890. Isaac Grove 
was born in Augusta county, Virginia, May 16, 1820, died 
May 24, 1899; was married Aug. 30, 1838. Mennonite 
minister, farmer. New Hope, Augusta Co., Va. Catharine 
Wenger married at the age of eighteen and lived and died 
near the above address, at the age of over seventy years. 
She was of a kind, motherly disposition, having inherited 
her good qualities from good parental training, ''^he was 
a member of the Mennonite church. — (Her brother, Joseph 
H. Wenger, South English, Iowa.) 

1. Elizabeth E. Grove, b. Aug. 10, 1839. No. 90. 

2. Barbara Grove, b. Oct. 18, 1840. No. 91. 

3. Joseph W. Grove, b. March 24, 1842. No. 92. 

4. Nancy Grove, b. March 23, 1844. No. 93. 

5. Mary Grove, b. Aug. 23, 1845. No. 94. 

6. Catharine Grove, b. Jan. 20, 1848. No. 95. 

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7. Susanna Grove, b. Jan. 17, 1850. No. 96. 

8. Isaac Grove, b. Nov. 23, 1851. No. 97. 

9. Noah Grove, b. May 17, 1854. No. 98. 
10. Jacob A. Grove, b. Dec. 7, 1856. No. 99. 

No. 34. Fourth Generatioru 9. 

2) John B. Wenger, born at Edom, Va., Sept. 16, 1820, 
died suddenly ]March 31, 1883. He was a member of the 
Brethren church. Anna Shank was born near Harrison- 
burg, Va., Sept. 15, 1824; married Aug. 17, 1843. She be- 
longed to the Mennonite church. Mr. Wenger was of 
rather delicate health from youth to old age, and yet he 
always had an eye to business, and in a financial way he 
accumulated considerable of this world's goods. He al- 
ways donated liberally to charitable purposes, and poor 
people were generously supplied from his immense stock 
of provisions. He raised a small family, whose reputa- 
tion is beyond any doubt. For twenty-five or thirty 
years he was a consistent member of the Mennonites, 
after which time he seemed to consider his duty in a dif- 
ferent way and united with the Brethren, in which church 
he was an arduous worker during his life. They lived and 
died two miles west of Harrisonburg, Va. — J. H. W. 

1. Elisabeth Wenger, b. Sept. 1, 1848. No. 100. 

2. John A. Wenger, b. Aug. 26, 1859. No. 101. 

3. David H. Wenger, b. July 23, 1862, d. single Aug. 20, 
1890, Mennonite, farmer, Harrisonburg, Va. 

No. 35. Fourth Generation. 9. 

3) Elisabeth Wenger, born at Edom, Va., May 21, 1822, 
died at Atlanta, Georgia, July 21, 1903. Jacob Blosser, 
born near Dayton, Va., Feb. 25, 1816, died at Macon City, 
AIo., July 6, 1882. He was married Nov. 11, 1841. He 
was a farmer and mechanic. Elizabeth Wenger Blosser 
was naturally of a delicate constitution, yet her sphere . 
in life was a useful one. She died at the home of her 
only son, at Atlanta, Ga., at the age of over eighty-one 
years. Like her sister she was of a kind, noble and moth- 
erly disposition. In early life she and her husband united 
with the Mennonite church, while yet in Virginia. — J. H. 
W. 

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One Child. 

1. Joseph (Wenger) Blosser, b. at Dayton, Va., April 
23, 1844. No. 102. 

No. 36. Fourth Generation. 9. 

4) Isaac Wenger, born at Edom, Va., Nov. 22, 1823. 
Lydia Brenneman, born near Edom, Va., Nov. 10, 1827, 
died March 4, 1903. Farmer, Linville, Rockingham Co., 
Va. Mr. Wenger, like his brother, John B., was an ex- 
ceptional expert in business management, and yet he was 
never in a hurry, neither did he hurry any of the men 
in his employ, of whom he always had many, nor did he 
have trouble with anyone. When trouble was in sight, he 
would subdue it with love and kindness. It was said 
that he owned about 1,600 acres of land on Linville Creek, 
Rockingham Co., Va., including two large flouring mills, 
all of which he himself superintended in his easy, good- 
natured way. He finally retired from, business, and shared 
his property with his children. He was a staff and bene- 
factor to poor people. He and his wife united with the 
Mennonite church sometime in the forties. He died at 
2 P. M., April 28, 1904, and is buried at the Lindale ceme- 
tery.— J. H. W. 

1. Anna Wenger, b. July 1, 1849. No. 103. 

2. Joseph Wenger, b. Oct. 28, 1850. No. 104. 

3. Jacob C. Wenger, b. Jan. 19, 1853. No. 105. 

4. Henry H. Wenger, b. Feb. 14, 1856. No. 106. 

5. Barbara Wenger, b. Oct. 27, 1858. No. 107. 

6. Isaac B. Wenger, b. Oct. 10, 1860. No. 108. 

7. David Wenger, b. April 20, 1863. No. 109. 

8. Minnie C. Wenger, b. March 12, 1865. No. 110. 

9. John J. Wenger, b. Nov. 16, 1866. No. 111. 

10. William H. Wenger, b. Aug. 25, 1869. No. 112. 

No. 37. Fourth Generation. 9. 

5) Abraham Wenger, born at Edom, Va., May 31, 1825, 
died in Morgan county, Missouri, March 21, 1870. Sarah 
Geil, born near New Market, Va., June 12, 1823, died in 
Morgan county, Missouri, Feb. 3, 1892. They moved from 
Melrose, Rockingham Co., Va., to near Versailles, Morgan 
Co., Mo., in April, 1869, which was their address. Mr. 

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Wenger was a stout, hearty, robust man, but death called 
him shortly after he had passed the milestone of mid- 
dle age. He possessed an inexhaustible supply of inge- 
nuity in a mechanical way. While enjoying a good home 
in Missouri, and at the point of prosperity, he was called 
to the world beyond. He raised a fine, prosperous fam- 
ily, who are considered among our best people. Like 
his elder brothers he was naturally endowed with kind- 
ness and hospitality. In early life he and his wife 
united with the Mennonites in Virginia, and were devoted 
to Christianity. Farmer and mechanic, Versailles, Mo. — 
J. H. W. 

Children all bom in Rockingham county, Virginia. 

1. John R. Wenger, b. Jan. 20, 1849. No. 113. 

2. Mary E. Wenger, b. March 9, 1850. No. 114. 

3. Joseph Wenger, b. Jan. 28, 1852, d. Nov. 8, 1863. 

4. Michael Wenger, b. Nov. 12, 1853. No. 115. 

5. Barbara C. Wenger, b. Sept. 5, 1855, d. Nov. 2, 1863. 

6. Abraham Wenger, b. Dec. 14, 1857. No. 116. 

7. Priscilla Wenger, b. Jan. 21, 1860. No. 117. 

8. Lewis Wenger, b. June 12, 1863. No. 118. 

No. 38. Fourth Generation. 9. 

6) Anna Wenger, born at Edoni, Va., Jan. 8, 1827, died 
near Harrisonburg, Va., April 25, 1892. John P. Good, 
born in 1821, died Feb. 1, 1879, was married in 1844. Men- 
nonites, farmers, Harrisonburg, Va. Anna Wenger Good 
and husband lived and died three miles west of Harrison- 
burg, Va. She was an exceptionally kind-hearted woman, 
always helping the poor and doing good wherever needed. 
She was also highly esteemed on account of her Chris- 
tian graces. She was truly a light in the sense of the 
Scriptural injunction, " Let your light shine," etc. She 
was much concerned about the welfare of others and es- 
pecially her children. She died suddenly, while taking a 
noon-day rest. She and her husband were Mennonites. — 
J. H. W. 

1. Barbara C. Good, b. April 2, 1845. No. 119. 

2. Christena Good, b. Sept. 18, 1846. No. 120. 

3. Elizabeth Good, b. Jan. 26, 1848. No. 121. 

4. Joseph Good, b. , died young. 

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5. Isaac Good, b. Feb. 7, 1851. No. 122. 

6. John F. Good, b. March 19, 1853. No. 123. 

7. Anna Good, b. , died young. 

No. 39. Fourth Generation. 9. 

7) Jacob Wenger, born at Edom, Va., June 4, 1829, died 
July 22, 1879. Married Hannah Brenneman March 13, 
1853, who is yet living (1904) with her daughter, Katie, 
Mrs. George R. Brunk at Inman, Kans, Mr. Brunk is a 
minister in the Mennonite church. Mr. Wenger lived at 
Greenmount, Rockingham Co., Va., and was a man of in- 
dustry, integrity, and piety, very exact in business, a 
strong advocate of peace principles and nonconformity to 
the world, and a faithful, consistent member of the Men- 
nonite church. When forced into the Confederate army, 
and shouldering the musket, he remarked that by com- 
pulsion he would be obedient so far, but assured the of- 
ficer that he would hurt no one. In his every-day life he 
practiced the principles that he always advocated, and 
was true to his convictions, regardless of cost. His life 
was worthy of imitation. — (His son, Solomon B. Wenger, 
South English, Iowa.) 

1. Christian Wenger, b. March 6, 1854, d. Nov. 13, 1863. 

2. Barbara Wenger, b. May 17, 1855. No. 124. 

3. Solomon B. Wenger, b. Jan. 7, 1857. No. 125. 

4. Anna Wenger, b. Oct. 7, 1858. No. 126. 

5. Lydia Wenger, b. May 10, 1860. No. 127. 

6. Adam Wenger, b. Feb. 9, 1862. No. 128. 

7. Timothy J. Wenger, b. Feb. 18, 1864. No. 129. 

8. Amos D. Wenger, b. Nov. 25, 1867. No. 130. 

9. Samuel M. Wenger, b. Sept. 5, 1870. No. 131. 

10. Magdalena Wenger, b. Oct. 24, 1872. No. 132. 

11. Katie E. Wenger, b. March 25, 1875. No. 133. 

No. 40. Fourth Generation. 9. 

8) Barbara Wenger, born at Edom, Va., June 20, 1831, 
died near Waynesboro, Va., May 24, 1892. She was mar- 
ried Nov. 30, 1848, to Martin H. Grove, who died April 
12, 1886. Barbara Wenger Grove and husband lived on 
a farm south of Waynesboro, Augusta Co., Va. She lived 
to a good old age, and died rather suddenly, her sickness 
being of about thirty minutes' duration. She was a type 

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of her sisters in kindness and innocence, as well as all 
other good qualities. She and her husband in early life 
united with the Mennonite church. — J, H. W. 

1. Joseph W. Grove, b. Feb. 24, 1851. No. 134. 

2. Henry M. Grove, b. April IS, 1853. No. 135. 

3. Anna M. Grove, b. June 24, 1855. No. 136. 

4. Barbara C. Grove, b. April 19, 1857. No. 137. 

5. Jacob S. Grove, b. May 3, 1859. No. 138. 

6. Mary E. Grove, b. March 24, 1861. No. 139. 

7. Abraham F. Grove, b. Dec. 9, 1864. No. 140. 

8. Fannie S. Grove, b. Aug. 5, 1867. No. 141. 

9. Robert A. Grove, b. Sept. 20, 1870. No. 142. 

No. 41. Fourth Generation. 9. 

9) Mary Wenger, born at Edom, Va., May 21, 1833. 
Jacob Geil, born Aug. 31, 1828. Married May 15, 1851. 
Mennonites, farmers, Edom, Rockingham Co., Va. Mary 
Wenger Geil is the youngest of five sisters, and in these 
sisters is a very marked similarity in regard to the good 
qualities they possessed. Surely the writer is proud of 
such sisters, and thinks that these good qualities are due 
to proper parental training. As the writer is the tenth, 
and youngest of this family, he thinks that we cannot suf- 
ficiently thank our parents for the timely advice they 
gave us during. our childhood. Mary and her husband 
are living at the old homestead, where we were all raised, 
one-fourth mile east of Edom, Va. Both are living at 
present (1905).— J. H. W. 

1. Catharine V. Geil, b. July 6, 1853. No. 143. 

2. Barbara A. Geil, b. Feb. 11, 1855. No. 144. 

3. Joseph Wenger Geil, b. Oct. 8, 1858. No. 145. 

No. 42. Fourth Generation. 9. 

10) Joseph H. Wenger, born at Edom, Rockingham Co., 
Va., Nov. 15, 1835, came to South English, Iowa, Sept. 13, 
1861. Elisabeth L. McAfferty, born in Wayne county, 
Ohio, May 8, 1843, and came with her parents to South 
English, Iowa, in 1855. They were married April 5, 1868. 
Address, South English, Iowa. Mr. Wenger, the tenth 
and youngest of his father's family, is a man of small 
stature. He was of a hearty constitution until he was 
nineteen years of age, when a spell of sickness afflicted 

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him during seven years. At the age of twenty-six he re- 
gained his health and retained it until the declining years 
of old age. At the present time (1905) he is more active, 
though in his seventieth year, than the majority of men at 
his age. He came to South English, Iowa, in 1861, and 
braved the trials of pioneer life as a farmer and stock 
raiser. In this he was successful, being a close observer 
and well posted in business. His clear conception and 
foresight made him useful in his community as an ad- 
viser, and he was generally selected as such in unravel- 
ing difficult problems. He is liberal to the poor and 
needy, and ready for charitable work, and especially for 
that of a religious nature. He emphatically denounces 
bitter controversies, because of difference in religious 
views. He is an ardent enquirer and searcher in the deep- 
est depths of old-time events and relics, and is noted as a 
historian. He is the author of this present Beery history. 
He has searched every possible avenue that would bring 
historical matter to the front. In 1903 he completed a 
history of the Wenger generations from 1727 to the pres- 
ent. At middle age, Oct. 23, 1881, he and his wife united 
with the Brethren church. Retiring from business in 1894, 
they have traveled over a majority of States and terri- 
tories in the United States, from Canada to Florida, and 
from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and have visited many 
States a number of times.— (Solomon B. Wenger,. South 
English, Iowa.) 

1. John H. Wenger, b. near South English, Iowa, Feb. 
15, 1869. No. 146. 

2. Benjamin Frank Wenger, b. near South English, 
Iowa, April 17, 1871. No. 147. 

3. Homer C. Wenger, b. near South English Iowa, Dec. 
24, 1872. No. 148. 

4. Mollie D. Wenger, b. near South English, Iowa, 
March 7, 1874. No. 149. 

No. 43. Fourth Generation. 10. 

1) Isaac Brenneman, born near Edom, Rockingham Co., 

Va., May 12, 1825, came with his parents when a boy to 

Fairfield county, Ohio, and later to Allen county, Ohio, 

where he died Aug. 27, 1885. He married Elisabeth 

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Huber May 15, 1853, died Jan. 5, 1873. Mennonites, farm- 
er, Elida, Ohio. Children all Mennonites. 

1. Infant Brenneman, b. Aug. 12, 1854, d. same day. 

2. Benjamin Brenneman, b. Sept. 27, 1855. No. 573. 

3. Nancy E. Brenneman, b. March 16, 1858. No. 574. 

4. John I. Brenneman, b. Feb. 12, 1860. Single, Men- 
nonite. 

5. Susanna H. Brenneman, b. July 12, 1867. No. 575. 

No. 44. Fourth Generation. 10. 

2) David Brenneman, born near Edom, Va., Sept. 13, 
1826; time of death unknown. When a small boy he came 
with his parents to Fairfield county, Ohio, and later to 
Allen county, Ohio. He married Leah Stemen April 5, 
1849. Mennonites, farmer, Delphos, Ohio. Related, see 
No. 615. 

1. Lydia Brenneman, b. April 14, 1850. No. 576. 

2. Catharine Brenneman, b. July 2, 1852. 

3. Elisabeth Brenneman, b. Dec. 3, 1854. No. 580. 

4. Samuel S. Brenneman, b. July 5, 1859. No. 581. 

5. Ezra Brenneman, b. Nov. 10, 1862, d. Jan. 25, 1863. 

No. 45. Fourth Generation. 11. 

1) Frederick Beery, born near Lancaster, Fairfield Co., 
Ohio, April 20, 1822, died Oct. 8, 1869. Elizabeth Warner, 
born Oct. 10, 1825, died March, 1904. They were mar- 
ried Dec. 28, 1843. Farmer, church relation. Evangelical. 
Address, Bern Station, Fairfield Co., Ohio. Cousin Fred- 
erick Beery was a man possessed of rather more than or- 
dinary good qualities. In classing him with other good 
men, he was rather an exception in kindness, sociability, 
honesty and piety. But, alas, death by accident cut him 
down at the age of forty-seven years. He came to a 
premature death by a fall from a chestnut tree, which he 
had climbed for the purpose of securing the fruit for his 
children, some of whom were witnesses to the sad ac- 
cident, which resulted in instant death. His last resting 
place is at Mt. Tabor church cemetery, near his home 
in Bern township. He received his education in the 
country schools near his home. He raised a large, fine 
family of intelligent children, and as an industrious farm- 

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er accumulated a goodly portion of this world's goods. 
He and wife were Methodists. Children all born at the 
above homestead. — J. H. W. 

1. Susannah Beery, b. Dec. 15, 1845. No. 150. 

2. Mary Ann Beery, b. Oct. 5, 1849. No. 151. 

3. David Beery, b. , d. Jan. 15, 1852. 

4. Lewis W. Beery, b. Jan. 23, 1852. No. 152. 

5. Maria Beery, b. Dec. 6, 1853, single, Colfax, Ohio, 

6. Daniel Filmore Beery, b. Sept. 22, 1856. No. 153. 

7. Infant Beery, b. - — — , d. Sept. 22, 1856. 

8. Frederick H. Beery, b. Jan. 3, 1859, d. April 1, 1861. 

9. Joseph E. Beery, b. Aug. 21, 1861. No. 154. 

10. Ida E. Beery, b. March 16, 1864. No. 155. 

11. James A. Beery, b. Sept. 1, 1866. No. 156. 

No. 46. Fourth Generation. 11. 

2) Mary Beery, born near Bern Station, Fairfield Co., 
Ohio, Oct. 1, 1824, married Benjamin Gingher, Nov. 19, 
1840. Both died in early life. Church relation, Method- 
ist. 

1. Daughter, who died at the age of forty-five days. 

No. 47. Fourth Generation. 11. 

3) Lewis Beery, born near Bern Station, Fairfield Co., 
Ohio, Jan. 24, 1827. Mary Ann Stoneburner, born Nov. 
5, 1831, died July 20,' 1853. They were married in 1851. 
Church relation, United Evangelical. Farmer. Address, 
Lancaster, Ohio, R. F. D. 5. The subject of this sketch 
has from birth to old age lived near Bern, four miles 
east of Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio, and is well and 
personally known throughout the State as well as many 
other States. The writer has known him for forty-seven 
years, and has ever since been favorably impressed with 
his good qualities, not only as a cousin, but as a perfect 
gentleman in all his ways. His intelligence, sociability 
and kindness are seldom surpassed by anyone. He is a 
man of wealth and has raised a family of intelligent chil- 
dren.— J. H. W. 

1. Elmira Beery, b. of first wife, near Bern, Ohio, May 
25, 1852. No. 157. 



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Children by Second Wife, Mary Swartz (of Henry), 

Born July 21, 1832, Married in 1855, and 

Died March 28, 1874: 

2. Infant Beery, b. , d. . 

3. Franklin S. Beery, b. Feb. 11, 1856. No. 158. 

4. Edward T. Beery, b. Sept. 24, 1857. No. 159. 

5. Kate Beery, b. Oct. 1, 1859. No. 160. 

6. Charles E. Beery, b. Nov. 3, 1861. No. 161 

7. Emma J. Beery, b. Oct. 26, 1863. No. 162. 

8. Lissie Beery, b. June 26, 1866. No. 163. 

9. David H. Beery, b. March 8, 1868. No. 164. 

10. Nettie M. Beery, b. June 6, 1871. No. 165. 

11. Anna Florence Beery, b. July 2, 1873, d. April 14, 
1898, aged 24 years, 9 months and 12 days. She was 
an exceptional musician. 

Third wife, Mrs. Rachel C. Houston, Rockingham coun- 
ty, Va. Married Sept. 1, 1875, died in Ohio, April 15, 
1900. 

No. 48. Fourth Generation. 11. 

4) Lydia Beery, born near Bern, Ohio, Oct. 18, 1828, 
M. E. Married George W. Hallowell Feb. 12, 1852, who 
died Sept. 20, 1898. They lived near Bern until Sept. 
11, 1867, when the entire family moved to Tuscola, Doug- 
las Co., 111. April 11, 1892, they moved to Osceola, Clark 
Co., Iowa, where Mr. Hallowell died in 1898. March 1, 
1899, Mrs. Hallowell made her home with her son Daniel, 
at Farmer City, DeWitt Co., 111., and now (1904), at the 
age of 75 years, she is hale and hearty, doing a great 
amount of reading without glasses. Her memory is re- 
markably good as to dates of births, deaths and ages of 
her five children and twenty-seven grandchildren. Ad- 
dress, Farmer City, 111. Children all born in Ohio. 

1. Lewis Hallowell, b. June 12, 1852. No. 166. 

2. Annie Hallowell, b. Oct. 14, 1853. No. 168. 

3. Isabelle Hallowell, b. Aug. 18, 1856. No. 169. 

4. Jane Hallowell, b. Aug. 25, 1861. No. 170. 

5. Daniel Hallowell, b. Sept. 6, 1866. No. 171. 

No. 49. Fourth Generation. 12. 

1) Elisabeth Beery, born near Edom, Va., Nov. 6, 1820. 

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Married George K. Moyers. Farmer, Mennonites. Ad- 
dress, Edom, Rockingham Co., Va. 

1. John B. Moyers, b. Feb. 8, 1848, d. Jan. 12, 1869. 

2. Mary M. Moyers, b. June 29, 1849, d. May 17, 1894. 

3. Peter R. Moyers, b. Aug. 30, 1851. No. 172. 

4. Isaac B. Moyers, b. Dec. 16, 1854. No. 173. 

5. George D. Moyers, b. May 15, 1857, d. March 7, 1859. 

6. Bettie A. Moyers, b. Jan. 1, 1859. No. 174. 

7. Sallie M. Moyers, b. April 30, 1860. No. 175. 

8. Hettie Catharine Moyers,. b. Feb. 3, 1864, single, 
lives at Edom, Va. 

(The above family is later called Myers.) 

No. 50. Fourth Generation. 12. 

2) Anna Beery, born near Edom, Va., Aug. 13, 1822, 
died Sept. 3, 1876. Peter Rhodes, born Nov. 5, 1824, died 
April 7, 1863. They were married Oct. 2, 1847. Farmers, 
Mennonites, Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. Solomon E. Rhodes, b. Dec. 2, 1848. No. 176. 

2. Francis A. Rhodes, b. May 11, 1850. No. 178. 

3. John A. Rhodes, b. Nov. 12, 1851. No. 184. 

4. Martin B. Rhodes, b. Jan. 6, 1853. No. 185. 

5. Elisabeth J. Rhodes, b. July 23, 1854. No. 187. 

6. Lydia A. Rhodes, b. March 19, 1856. No. 188. 

7. Simon P. Rhodes, b. Nov. 7, 1857, d. Jan. 15, 1863. 

8. Mary M. Rhodes, b. Dec. 8, 1859. No. 189. 

9. Ida C. Rhodes, b. Jan. 8, 1862. No. 191. 

10. Emanuel D. Rhodes, b. Oct. 5, 1863, died single in 
Missouri Jan. 14, 1889, and was buried in Rock- 
ingham county, Va. 

No. 51. Fourth Generation. 12. 

3) Barbara Beery, born near Edom, Va., April 29, 1824, 
died March 26, 1868. Jacob Shank,* born near Harrison- 
burg, Va., May 12, 1819, died Aug. 13, 1889. They were 
married Oct. 13, 1842. Farmers, Mennonites, Harrison- 
burg, Va. 

1. John Shank, b. July 3, 1843, d. (drowned) March 1, 
1845. 

2. Anna Shank, b. Oct. 3, 1844. No. 192. 

•Formerly spelled Shenk. 

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3. Noah Shank, b. May 3, 1847, d. in Missouri March 
21, 1880. 

4. Mary M. Shank, b. Dec. 29, 1849. No. 193. 

5. Rebecca Shank, b. Jan. 3, 1853. No. 194. 

6. Lydia Shank, b. July 2, 1856. No. 199. 

7. Jacob Shank, b. Nov. 23, 1858. No. 200. 

8. Erasmus Shank, b. Jan. 2, 1861. No. 201. 

9. Isaac S. Shank, b. Feb. 24, 1863. No. 202. 
10. Amos H. Shank, b. May 3, 1865. No. 203. 

No. 52. Fourth Generation. 12. 

4) Sarah Beery, born near Edom, Va., Feb. 4, 1826, 
died Feb. 3, 1864. Jacob E. Rhodes, born near Broadway, 
Va., died May 6, 1880. They were married Oct. 25, 1849. 
Mennonites, lived at Edom, Va., where all the children 
were born. 

1. Sophia C. Rhodes, b. Nov. 17, 1850. No. 204. 

2. Anna M. Rhodes, b. Oct. 17, 1852. No. 205. 

3. Emma S. Rhodes, b. March 29, 1856. No. 206. ' 

4. Clara E. Rhodes, b. May 26, 1861, d. March 18, 1863. 

5. Sallie A. Rhodes, b. Oct. 23, 1862. No. 207. 

No. 53. Fourth Generation. 12. 

5) Hannah Beery, born near Edom, Va., Jan. 26, 1828, 
died Sept. 19, 1892. Anthony Rhodes, born near Broad- 
way, Va., March 1, 1828, died May 7, 1902. They were 
married Dec. 4, 1851. Hannah was a Mennonite. Ad- 
dress, Edom, Va. 

1. Laura E. Rhodes, b. Nov. 1, 1852, d. April 26, 1868. 

2. Franklin R. Rhodes, b. April 18, 1854. No. 208. 

3. Isaac Newton Rhodes, b. Jan. 26, 1856. No. 210. 

4. Maggie A. Rhodes, b. Jan. 22, 1858. No. 211. 

5. Samuel J. Rhodes, b. May 15, 1860. No. 212. 

6. Ida F. Rhodes, b. Nov. 29, 1861. No. 213. 

7. Charles L. Rhodes, b. Sept. 27, 1863. No. 214. 

8. Minnie H. Rhodes, b. Sept. 26, 1865, single. 

9. Ettie C. Rhodes, b. March 3, 1867, single. 

10. Allie S. Rhodes, b. June 24, 1869, d. Jan. 7, 1890. 

No. 54. Fourth Generation. 12. 

6) Susanna Beery, born near Edom, Va., Jan. 26, 1828, 
died Jan. 13, 1898. Martin Brenneman, born near Edom, 
Va., Feb. 9, 1826, died Jan. 24, 1898, eleven days after 

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his wife died. They were married Nov. 2, 1848, and lived 
near Edom, Va., until April 12, 1868, when they emigrated 
to Morton, Ray Co., Mo. In 1897 they moved to the vicin- 
ity of Polo, Caldwell Co., Mo., at which place they spent 
the remainder of their lives. In 1853 they united with the 
Mennonite church in Virginia, but as there were no Men- 
nonites in that part of Missouri, they, in 1879, united 
with the Brethren, and in 1880 were elected to the dea- 
con's office in the Oak Grove church, and lived conse- 
crated lives. Their children were all born in Virginia 
except Mary E. — (Their daughter, Hettie C. Hardman, 
Polo, Mo.) 

1. John Simon Brenneman, b. March 17, 1850, d. Jan. 
25, 1852. 

2. Anthony A. Brenneman, b. Feb. 14, 1852. No. 215. 

3. Jacob H. Brenneman, b. March 29, 1854. No. 217. 

4. Fannie A. Brenneman, b. Sept. 4, 1856. No. 221. 

5. Virginia M. Brenneman, b. Oct. 13, 1858. No. 222. 

6. Hettie C. Brenneman, b. Oct. 4, 1860. No. 224. 

7. Martin D. Brenneman, b. March 21, 1863. No. 225. 

8. Emma S. Brenneman, b. Feb. 16, 1865. No. 226. 

9. Minnie H. Brenneman, b. May 6, 1867. No. 227. 
10. Mary E. Brenneman, b. Sept. 5, 1869. No. 228. 

No. 55. Fourth Generation. 12. 

7) Lydia Beery, born near Edom, Va., Jan. 6, 1830 and 
died March 13, 1884, married Michael Shank, Aug. 31, 
1851, who died June 26, 1905. They were Mennonites, 
farmers, and lived near Dayton, Va. Mr. Shank married 
a second wife, Miss Miller, and united with the Dunker 
Brethren. 

1. Fannie M. Shank, b. May 17, 1852. No. 229. 

2. Hettie M. Shank, b. Aug. 2, 1853. No. 230. 

3. John W. Shank, b. Oct. 27, 1854. No. 231. 

4. Catharine Shank, b. Dec. 2, 1855. No. 232. 

5. Charles G. Shank, b. Feb. 25, 1857. No. 233. 

6. Laura Shank, b. Oct. 8, 1860. No. 234. 

7. Abbie G. Shank, b. Aug. 8, 1863, d. March 24, 1884.* 

8. Jacob L. Shank, b. July 18, 1870. No. 235. 

*The first wife and mother of the above family and her 
daug-hter, Abbie G., died, and others of the family were in- 
jured from the effects of gas in a coal stove in their house. 
—J. H. W. 

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No. 56. Fourth Generation. 12. 

8) Noah W. Beery, born near Edom, Va., Aug. 31, 1831, 
and Catharine V. Neff, born in Shenandoah county, Va., 
Oct. 19, 1839, were married Oct. 2, 1860. Church rela- 
tion, Dunker Brethren. Address, Edom, Va. The sub- 
ject of this sketch is naturally a shrewd business man, 
and while his age is up in the seventies he is still as 
active as many who are at the fortieth milestone. Al- 
though a farmer he is quite a factor in his community; 
doing much for others in a legal business way. — J. H. W. 

1. Maggie E. Beery, b. Oct. 1, 1861. No. 236. 

2. Minnie D. Beery, b. Dec. 22, 1864. No. 237. 

3. Annie E. Beery, b. Oct. 12, 1866. No. 238. 

4. Laura K. Beery, b. Aug. 23, 1868. No. 239. 

5. Edwin M. Beery, b. July 12, 1871. No. 240. 

6. Olive V. Beery, b. July 11, 1875. No. 241. 

7. Nellie C. Beery, b. Nov. 7, 1880. No. 242. 

No. 57. Fourth Generation. 12. 

9) Catharine Beery, born near Edom, Va., Sept. 29, 
1832, and Jacob S. Rhodes, who was born near Broadway, 
Va., April 22, 1827, and died July 23, 1899, were married 
Oct. 16, 1853. Farmer, Brethren. Address, Broadway, 
Va. 

1. Infant daughter Rhodes, b. May 12, 1855, d. May 
13, 1855. 

2. Emmer B. Rhodes, b. May 23, 1856. No. 243. 

3. Marion B. Rhodes, b. Nov. 24, 1857. No. 244. 

4. Virginia F. Rhodes, b. July 3, 1859. No. 245. 

5. Alice M. Rhodes, b. April 4, 1861. No. 246. 

6. Raleigh N. Rhodes, b. Sept. 8, 1862. No. 247. 

7. Infant son Rhodes, b. Feb. 2, 1865, d. Feb. 10, 1865. 

8. Luther H. Rhodes, b. Nov. 11, 1867. No. 248. 

9. Autela S. Rhodes, b. Feb. 11, 1870, d. Oct. 20, 1884. 
10. Ira J. Rhodes, b. June 10, 1871. No. 249. 

No. 58. Fourth Generation. 12. 

10) Isaac N. Beery was born near Edom, Va., Sept. 
4, 1835. Sarah Jane Swank, born Nov. 17, 1842, died 
Sept. 12, 1899. They were married Oct. 8, 1867. Farmer, 
Mennonites. Address, Edom, Va. Mr. Beery lives at 
the old homestead where he was raised, and where, dur- 

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ing his aged father's lifetime, he tenderly cared for him 
with the kindness and respect that should be held sacred 
by all children toward their aged parents. Notwith- 
standing Mr. Beery's present old age he continues to 
superintend his large farm, besides doing much of the 
work. I am very much indebted to him for his faithful 
efforts in helping in the work of this present history, 
which help is so greatly appreciated. — ^J. H. W. 

1. Mary Lula Beery, b. July 2, 1868. No. 250. 

2. Maggie V. Beery, b. Oct. 31, 1869. No. 251. 

3. Theresa Una Beery, b. Oct. 9, 1871. No. 252. 

4. Wade Hampton Beery, b. Feb. 25, 1873, d. April 
17, 1878. 

5. Isa Nellie Beery, b. April 26, 1875. No. 253. 

6. Thomas P. Beery, b. Sept. 15. 1877. No. 254. 

7. Roy Perry Beery, b. Nov. 4, 1879. No. 255. 

8. Madie E. Beery, b. July 28, 1881. No. 256. 

9. Clarence A. Beery, b. March 28, 1885, single at 
home. 

10. Isaac N. Beery, b. Aug. 6, 1886, single at home. 

No. 59. Fourth Generation. 12. 

11) John C. Beery, born near Edom, Va., April 5, 1837, 
died Oct. 9, 1904. Hannah M. Beery, born near Edom, 
Va., Dec. 18, 1842, died Feb. 24, 1904. They were mar- 
ried Feb. 28, 1867. Presbyterian, lived in Harrisonburg, 
Va. (See No. 552.) Mr. Beery was raised on a farm, 
and when yet a young man he learned the milling trade 
in his father's mill at Edom, Va., which later came into 
his possession and for a number of years he did quite 
a business. In 1889 he sold out, and, with his brother 
N. W. and others, invested in a large steam flouring mill 
at Harrisonburg, Va. In 1898, on account of bad health 
he sold his interest in the mill property, and invested 
in the mercantile trade in the same city. He died rather 
suddenly of heart failure Oct. 9, 1904.— J. H. W. 

1. Edwin Beery, b. Dec. 10, 1867, d. • 

2. Nora Beery, b. Jan. 7, 1869, single, music teacher, 
Harrisonburg, Va. 

3. Luther Beery, b. Nov. 11, 1870, d. Aug. 20, 1888. 

4. Stuart Beery, b. Oct. 22, 1872. No. 257. 

5. Kemper Beery, b. Sept. 2, 1874, Alleghany City, Pa. 

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6. Marvin Beery, b. Feb. 28, 1876, d. July 9, 1876. 

7. Clara Beery, b. June 5, 1877. No. 258. 

8. Lloyd Beery, b. Jan. 26, 1882. Harrisonburg, Va. 

No. 60. Fourth Generation. 12. 

12) Joseph W. Beery was born near Edom, Va., April 
5, 1839. In 1861 he enlisted in the Confederate army in 
Gen. Jackson's command, was wounded Jan. 6, 1862, at 
Bolivar, W. Va., and died two days later. 

No. 61. Fourth Generation. 12. 

13) Maggie C. Beery, born near Edom, Va., June 2, 
1841, and Dr. M. S. Zirkle, born June 13, 1833, were 
married Oct. 3, 1860.^ Soon after marriage they located 
at Edom, Va., where the doctor had a successful prac- 
tice for over forty years, after which time they moved 
to Covington, Va., which is their present address. 

1. Olive P. Zirkle, b. at Edom, Va., Oct. 8, 1870, d. 
April 2, 1871. 

2. Maggie E. Zirkle, b. at Edom, Va., March 20, 1872, 
d. Aug. 12, 1872. 

3. Luther K. Zirkle, b. at Edom, Va., Nov. 16, 1874, 
single. 

4. Maud M. Zirkle, b. at Edom, Va., March 30, 1876. 
No. 259. 

5. Mabel M. Zirkle, b. at Edom, Va., June 17, 1878, 
single at home. 

No. 62. Fourth Generation. 12. 

14) Mary A. Beery who was born near Edom, Va., Dec. 
20, 1843, and died Oct. 21, 1886, and Jasper Hawse, born 
in Hardy county, W. Va., Nov. 15, 1835, were married 
Dec. 21, 1865. 

Since the Civil War he has lived in Rockingham county, 
Va., and has for many years been county surveyor. He 
is noted for his excellent business capacities, and his 
sociable, gentlemanly disposition. The compiler of this 
work has always been attached to Mr. Hawse, not only 
on account of his generous deportment, but owing to the 
fact that he is of the precise age to the day that I am, 
which makes him still nearer to me. I have traveled from 
the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from Canada to Florida 

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and have never yet found another person precisely my 
age.— J. H. W. 

1. Jacob L. Hawse, b. Nov. 15, 1865. No. 259i4. 

2. John J. Hawse, b. Sept. 28, 1866. No. 260. 

3. Maggie L. Hawse, b. July 23, 1868. No. 261. 

4. Enos T. Hawse, b. Nov. 27, 1869. No. 262. 

5. Dewitt C. Hawse, b. March 29, 1871, d. July 13, 1871. 

6. Holland Z. Hawse, b. April 20, 1872, d. March 30, 
1873. 

7. Mary B. Hawse, b. May 17, 1873. No. 263. 

8. Jasper L. Hawse, b. April 8, 1875. No. 264. 

9. Lillie D. Hawse, b. Feb. 9, 1877. No. 265. 

10. Alpheus B. Hawse, b. March 7, 1878, d. single at 
Norfolk, Va., May 15, 1898. 

11. Ella Kate Hawse, b. March 9, 1880. No. 266. 

12. George T. Haw^se, b. Oct. 3, 1882, Elkins, W. Va. 

13. Bessie D. Hawse, b. Dec. 29, 1883, single at Har- 
risonburg, Va. 

14. Louis E. Hawse, b. March 15, 1886, d. Sept. 19, 1886. 
Jasper Hawse for his second wife married Miss Annie 

C. Scott, Dec. 25, 1888. Address, Harrisonburg, Va. 

No. 63. Fourth Generation. 12. 
15) Dewitt C. Beery, born near Edom, Va., Feb. 27, 
1846, and Annie E. Brunk, born near Edom, Va., July 
15, 1846, were married Feb. 21, 1866. They lived near 
Edom, Va., a few years, then moved to Missouri. Farm- 
ers, church relation, M. E. South. Address, Cedarville, 
Dade Co., Mo. Mr. Beery's occupation has always been 
that of farming. He grew to manhood in my absence 
from Virginia, therefore my acquaintance with him was 
limited. He raised a family of children as shown by this 
history who are intelligent and educated; including teach- 
ers and missionaries. — J. H. W. 

1. Joseph William Beery, b. June 9, 1867. No. 267. 

2. Gunning Christian Beery, b. March 1, 1869, Method- 
ist Minister. 

3. Maggie Olive Beery, b. Nov. 1, 1870. No. 268. 

4. Dewitt Aldine Beery, b. July 9, 1872, Methodist 
Minister. No. 269. 

5. Anna Belle Beery, b. Feb. 4, 1874, d. Nov. 1874. 

6. Viola May Beery, b. March 25, "1876. No. 270. 

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7. John K. Beery, b. March 31, 1878, Methodist Min- 
ister. 

8. Ivy Frances Beery, b. April 4, 1880, Preparing for 
Missionary. 

9. Ethel Cleo Beery, b. Nov. 24, 1882, at college, Parks- 
ville. Mo. 

10. Elsie Sidney Beery, b. April 28, 1885. 

11. Jessie Lee Beery, b. July 31, 1887. 

No. 64. Fourth Generation. 15. 

1) Martin Beery, born near Edom, Va., Jan. 3, 1831, 
died Aug. 15, 1896. Elisabeth Myers was born at Green- 
mount, Va., July 14, 1833 (still living). They were mar- 
ried April 7, 1852. Brethren church. Farmer, R. F. D. 
No. 4, Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. Mary Catharine Beery, b. Jan. 26, 1853, d. in 1877. 
No. 308. 

2. Lydia Frances Beery, b. May 10, 1854, d. in infancy. 

3. Sarah Jane Beery, b. Aug. 30, 1855. No. 309. 

4. Anna R. Beery, b. Sept. 18, 1857, d. young. 

5. Ida E. Beery, b. Dec. 6, 1859, d. young. 

6. Isaac M. Beery, b. Jan. 23, 1862, d. young. 

7. Martha V. Beery, b. July 23, 1864. No. 310. 

8. Emma H. Beery, b. Aug. 15, 1867. No. 311. 

No. 65. Fourth Generation. 15. 

2) Catharine Beery, born near Edom, Va., March 9, 
1833 (still living). John Geil, born near New Market, 
Va., Feb. 27, 1830, died July 28, 1900. They were married 
April 8, 1852. Mennonite minister, farmer. Harrison- 
burg, Va. 

1. John Henry Geil, b. Jan. 13, 1853. No. 312. 

2. Solomon Franklin Geil, b. Nov. 9, 1854, d. June 16, 
1864. 

3. Lydia Ann Geil, b. Sept. 19, 1859, d. June 30, 1864. 

No. 66. Fourth Generation. 15. 

3) John G. Beery who was born near Edom, Va., 
March 23, 1835, and died of typhoid fever at Laurel, W. 
Va., about 1863 married Felissa Farrer. They had two 
sons who could not be found. Lived at Beverly, Bar- 
bour Co., W. Va, • 

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No. 67. Fourth Generation. 15. 

5) Anna Beery, born near Edom, Va., June 30, 1839 
and John H. May, born near Singers Glen, Va., May 19, 
1838, were married May 20, 1862. Methodist, farmer, 
Singers Glen, Va. 

1. Henry Franklin May, b. Jan. 12, 1864. No. 313. 

2. Charles Levi May, b. Dec. 28, 1865. No. 314. 

3. Lydia Isa Dora May, b. Jan. 20, 1868. No. 315. 

No. 68. Fourth Generation. 15. 

6) Elisabeth Beery, born near Edom, Va., Oct. 29, 
1841, and Ambrose H. Bowman, born in Virginia April 
26, 1840, were married at the above place Nov. 19, 1865. 
In 1869 they emigrated to near Norborne in Ray county. 
Mo. Mr. Bowman's occupation was farming until 1902, 
when they retired from business and moved into the 
town of Braymer, Caldwell Co., Mo. About March 30, 
1904, in going to the cellar Mr. Bowman struck his head 
against a beam, producing concussion of the brain. He 
remained unconscious until death which came April 5, 
1904. Christian church, farmer, Braymer, Mo. 

1. Lydia Kate Bowman, b. in Virginia, 'Oct. 21, 1866. 
No. 316. 

2. Annie Virginia Bowman, b. in Missouri, Feb. 10, 
1875. No. 317. 

3. John W. Bowman, b. in Missouri, Jan. 19, 1879. No. 
318. 

4. Henry F. Bowman, b. in Missouri, Dec. 19, 1880. 
No. 319. 

No. 69. Fourth Generation. 15. 

7) Henry C. Beery, born near Edom, Va., Oct. 9, 1847. 
Emma Jane Murry, born near Edom, Va., Sept. 21, 1846; 
married Dec. 31, 1867. Presbyterians, Bridgewater, Va. 

1. Cyrus H. Beery, b. near Edom, Va., May 3, 1869. 
No. 320. 

2. Casper A. Beery, b. near Edom, Va., April 3, 1871, 
d. single, Nov. 17, 1899. 

No. 70. Fourth Generation. 15. 

8) Michael FrankHn Beery, born near Edom, Va., May 
20, 1850, and died in Missouri Sept. 14, 1884, married 
Virginia Lester. 

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Their Children: 

1. Byron Elmer Beery, b. Aug. 29, 1875, d. July 14, 1876. 

2. Ambrose Henry Beery, b. Nov. 10, 1877. No. 321. 

3. William F. Beery, b. Sept. 27, 1879. No. 322. 

4. Chester M. Beery, b.. Nov. 23, 1881. No. 323. 

5. Walter Beery, b. April 18, 1884. No. 324. 

No. 71. Fourth Generation. 16. 

1) Elisabeth Wenger, born near Edom, Va., Feb. 3, 
1828, and Abraham Geil, born near New Market, Va., 
Oct. 19, 1824, were married Nov. 30, 1848. Mennonites, 
farmer. Address, Sky, Rockingham, Co., Va. 

1. John Henry Geil, b. Aug. 4, 1850. No. 363. 

2. Anna Priscilla Geil, b. Dec. 31, 1853. No. 364. 

3. Sarah C. Geil, b. Nov. 18, 1856. No. 367. 

4. Jacob S. Geil, b. May 11, 1859. No. 371. 

5. David S. Geil, b. Nov. 25, 1862. No. 372. 

6. Dr. Frank Geil, b. May 28, 1864. No. 373. 

No. 72. Fourth Generation. 16. 

4) Anna R. Wenger, born near Edom, Va., Oct. 15, 
1836, and Jacob Lineweaver, born Dec. 15, 1836, were 
married Dec. 1, 1861. Presbyterians, Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. Sallie C. Lineweaver, b. April 8, 1863, at home. 

2. Mary C. Lineweaver, b. May 16, 1864, at home. 

3. Henry A. Lineweaver, b. May 1, 1868, Brooklyn, Iowa. 

4. Jacob W. Lineweaver, b. Dec. 11, 1869, South Eng- 
lish, Iowa. 

5. Joseph L. Lineweaver, b. May 6, 1871. No. 954. 

No. 73. Fourth Generation. 16. 

5) B. Kate Wenger was born near Edom, Va., April 5, 
1838. Jacob M. Miller was born Aug. 28, 1836, who died 
(no date). They were married November, 1860. Breth- 
ren, Edom, Va. 

1. Henry W. Miller, b. July 6, 1863, d. Aug. 11, 1865. 

2. John J. D. Miller, b. June 29, 1866. No. 374. 

B. Kate married for second husband, Michael 

Miller, who died July, 1902; no issue. 

The widow still survives. 

No. 74. Fourth Generation. 16. 

6) Mary M. (Pet) Wenger, born near Edom, Va., July 

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18, 1842, and David H. Myers, born near Edom, Va., 
June 2, 1839, were married March 7, 1861. Brethren 
church, Norborne, Mo. 

1. Henry W. Myers, b. July 25, 1862, d. Sept. 20, 1863. 

2. Katie A. Myers, b. April 6, 1865. No. 375. 

3. Jacob S. Myers, b. Jan. 22, 1867. No. 376. 

No. 75. Fourth Generation. 16. 

7) Fannie Wenger, born near Edom, Va., Jan. 21, 1848, 
and William T. Lineweaver, born Nov. 14, 1846, were 
married May 12, 1870. They came from Edom, Va., to 
South English, Iowa, Feb., 1874, their present address. 
Mennonites. 

This State has no better citizens than this noble couple. 
They are classed with our very best society, and are 
fully consecrated to their religious life. To know them, 
is to love them. — J. H. W. 

1. Henry W. Lineweaver, b. in Iowa, Sept. 6, 1874. 
No. 377. 

No. 76. Fourth Generation. 17. 

1) Solomon Beery was born near Cross Keys, Rock- 
ingham Co., Va., Oct. 25, 1832. Mary Geil, born Jan. 
25, 1834, died July 17, 1884. They were married Oct. 
5, 1854. Mennonite, minister. Dayton, Va. 

1. Elisabeth Beery, b. Aug. 1, 1855. No. 378. 

2. Priscilla Beery, b. Nov. 6, 1858. No. 379. 

3. John Beery, b. Aug. 29, 1860. No. 380. 

4. Joseph Beery, b. March 8, 1866. No. 381. 
Solomon Beery, for second wife married Anna E. 

Wenger April 9, 1891. 

No. 77. Fourth Generation. 17. 

2) Barbara Ann Beery who was born Feb. 12, 1835, 
and died Feb. 26, 1898, and John Wampler, who was born 
Dec. 28, 1827, were married March 14, 1854. Brethren 
church. Farmer, Mt. Sidney, Augusta Co., Va. 

1. Joseph B. Wampler, b. July 30, 1855, in Virginia. 

2. David S. Wampler, b. B'eb. 28, 1857, in Virginia. 
No. 428. 

3. Elisabeth F. Wampler, b. April, 1859, in Virginia, d. 
Oct., 1900. 

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4. Susan C. Wampler, b. May 23, 1860, in Virginia, 
No. 429. 

5. William C. Wampler, b. May 23, 1862, in Virginia. 
No. 430. 

6. Mary M. Wampler, b. Sept. 27, 1867, in Colorado. 
No. 431. 

No. 78. Fourth Generation. 17. 

3) Elisabeth F. Beery, born Jan. 12, 1840, and Benj. F. 
Wampler, born Dec. 15, 1833, were married Feb. 7, 1858. 
Brethren. Weyers Cave, Augusta Co., Va. 

1. John C. Wampler, b. Nov. 18, 1859. No. 382. 

2. Barbara A. Wampler, b. Aug. 7, 1861, single. 

3. Mary S. Wampler, b. Jan. 16, 1863. No. 383. 

4. Fannie A. Wampler, b. March 29, 1864, single. 

5. Kate S. Wampler, b. Sept. 30, 1865. No. 384. 

6. Maggie E. Wampler, b. Dec. 28, 1866. 

7. David W. Wampler, b. Dec. 22, 1868. No. 385. 

8. Joseph F. Wampler, b. July 11, 1870. No. 386. 

9. Solomon L. Wampler, b. Oct. 31, 1871. No. 387. 

10. Laura E. Wampler, b. June 4, 1873. No. 388. 

11. Rebecca F. Wampler, b. Oct. 15, 1875. No. 389. 

12. Walter B. Wampler, b. July 8, 1877, single. 

13. Bessie V. Wampler, b. Feb. 24, 1883, single. 

No. 79. Fourth Generation. 17. 

4) John H. Beery, born in Virginia, May 13, 1843, and 
Laura J. Moyer, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, Dec. 
11, 1849, were married Aug. 23, 1870. Methodist minister. 
Humboldt, Nebr. 

1. Emma Luella Beery, b. July 11, 1871, married J. M. 
Joseph, June 23, 1892. 

2. Charles Earnest Beery, b. March 13, 1874, single. 

3. John Warren Beery, b. Jan. 29, 1882, single. 

4. Earl Jacob Beery, b. April, 1885, single. 

5. Ralph C. Beery, b. Jan. 23, 1887, single. 

6. Ethel Lenare Beery, b. Dec. 10, 1889, single. 

7. Ray Franklin Beery, b. Oct. 27, 1893, single. 

No. 80. Fourth Generation. 17. 

6) Fannie Beery who was born Sept. 9, 1848, and died 
Dec. 19, 1902, in Virginia, married George W. Showalter, 

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Sept. 11, 1869. She was a Mennonite. Harrisonburg, Va. 
Children all single (1904). 

1. Luther Showalter, b. Sept. 29, 1870, d. Oct. 6, 1870. 

2. Samantha Showalter, b. Dec. 6, 1871. 

3. Minerva Showalter, b. July 3, 1876. 

4. Myrtle Showalter, b. June 19, 1878. 

5. Arthur Showalter, b. July 29, 1885. 

6. Addie E. Showalter, b. May 18, 1887. 

7. Garvin Showalter, b. Oct. 27, 1889. 

No. 81. Fourth Generation. 17. 

7) Catharine Beery, born April 12, 1850, Mennonite, and 
Wm. Showalter, born June 10, 1852, German Reformed, 
were married Dec. 27, 1874. Cross Keys, Va. 

1. T. T. Showalter, b. April 22, 1876. No. 

2. Hensel B. Showalter, b. Jan. 1, 1880, d. Oct. 25, 1901. 

3. Lulu Hope Showalter, b. Oct. 23, 1883, d. March 12, 
1894. 

4. Kemp Edward Showalter, b. March 24, 1886. 

No. 82. Fourth Generation. 18. 

2) Barbara Ann Cline was born at Dayton, Va., Sept. 20, 
1836. Daniel V. Hoffman, born Dec. 21, 1834, died July 
7, 1901. They were married in Baltimore, Md., April 13, 
1858. 

1. Catharine V. Hoffman, b. in Bait., Jan. 19, 1866. 

2. Flora E. Hoffman, b. in Bait., Aug. 28, 1867. No. 390. 

3. Charley L. Hoffman, b. in Bait., Dec. 13, 1870. No. 
391. 

No. 83. Fourth Generation. 18. 

4) Daniel H. Cline, born at Dayton, Va., March 31, 
1840, died in 1900. Martha J. McAfee, born June 10, 1843, 
died March 10, 1888. They were married Dec. 8, 1863. 
Address, Baltimore, Md. 

' 1. Frank M. Cline, b. Nov. 8, 1864. 

2. Walter S. Cline, b. July 4, 1866, d. Oct. 7, 1866. 

3. Clarence W. Cline, b. Feb. 16, 1868. 

4. Minnie E. Cline, b. June 6, 1874. 

5. Jennie L. Cline, b. March 8, 1888. 

No. 84. Fourth Generation. 18. 

5) Mary Elisabeth Cline, born at Dayton, Va., Jan. 

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20, 1842, and Henry A. Nagle, born Nov. 28, 1844, were 
married July 16, 1867. Contractor and builder. Address, 
Cantonsville, Baltimore Co., Md. No family reported. 

No. 85. Fourth Generation. 18. 

6) David S. Cline, born at Dayton, Va., Feb. 24, 1845, 
and Emma S. Kauffman, born July 27, 1857, were mar- 
ried June 20, 1877. Merchant. Address, Station D, Balti- 
more, Md. 

1. Katie B. Cline, b. April 23, 1878. No. 392. 

2. Florence V. Cline, b. Sept. 5, 1879. 

3. David S. Cline, b. May 22, 1888. 

No. 86. Fourth Generation. 18. 

7) Catharine Rebecca Cline, born at Edom, Va., Sept. 
14, 1846, and Job W. McAfee, born April 10, 1845, were 
married June 24,. 1869. Coal dealer, 1208 E. Preston St., 
Baltimore, Md. 

1. Carey Newton McAfee, b. Oct. 1, 1870. No. 393. 

2. Eva May McAfee, b. June 19, 1877. No. 394. 

3. Alma Kate McAfee, b. May 15, 1880. 

No. 87. Fourth Generation. 18. 

8) M. Franklin Cline, born at Edom, Va., March 10, 
1848, and Sarah Elisabeth Beal, born at Wellersburg, Pa., 
May 2, 1853, were married Aug. 3, 1875. Carpenter and 
veterinary, Lonaconing, Alleghany Co., Md. 

1. W. Frank Cline, b. March 11, 1877, civil engineer, 
address, Lonaconing, Md. 

2. Olive S. Cline, b. March 28, 1879, d. March 29, 1903. 

3. Clarence C. Cline, b. June 8, 1881, Clothing store, 
Lonaconing, Md. 

4. Elisabeth Kate Cline, b. July 3, 1883, Westminster 
college, Md. 

5. Elsie May Cline, b. April 1, 1892, public school at 
home. 

No. 88. Fourth Generation. 18. 

12) Ida Olive Cline was born in Baltimore, Md., April 

21, 1855. Edward Mays Norwood, born Dec. 26, 1847, 
died Jan. 29, 1890. They were married April 27, 1887. 

1. Raymond Cline Norwood, b. June 8, 1889. 

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No. 89. Fourth Generation. 18. 

13) Abraham Beery Cline, born in Baltimore, Md., July 
16, 1857, and Elisabeth T. Jones, born Feb. 22, 1863, 
were married June 19, 1893. Methodist Episcopal. Pas- 
senger conductor B. & O. R. R. Address, Halethorpe, 
Baltimore, Md. 

1. Ralph H. Cline, b. April 29, 1894. 

2. Elisabeth T. Cline, b. July 17, 1896. 

3. Julia Catharine Cline, b. July 14, 1903. 



THE FOLLOWING FIFTY-NINE FAMILIES ARE 

GRANDCHILDREN OF BARBARA (BEERY) 

WENGER.— See No. 9. 



No. 90. Fifth Generation. 33. 

1) Elisabeth E. Grove, born near New Hope, Augusta 
Co., Va., Aug. 10, 1839, and Jacob F. Flory, born (same 
place) Aug. 2, 1839, were married Dec. 20, 1860. They 
came to South English, Iowa, in 1861 and to Lemoore, 
California, in 1872, where he now has an extensive fruit 
farm. Children all born at South English, Iowa, except 
Andrew who w^as born in California. Address, Lemoore, 
Cal. 

1. Christena C. Flory, b. Oct. IS, 1862. No. 271. 

2. Joseph H. Flory, b. March 2, 1864. No. 272. 

3. Isaac D. Flory, b. Oct. 4, 1865. No. 273. 

4. Sallie E. Flory, b. June 10, 1867. No. 274. 

5. Charles F. Flory, b. Aug. 2, 1870. No. 275. 

6. Andrew J. Flory, b. Dec. 2, 1873. No. 276. 

No. 91. Fifth Generation. 33. 

2) Barbara Grove who was born near New Hope, Va., 
Oct. 18, 1840, and died Oct. 17, 1881, Brethren church, 
married John Stover Dec. 7, 1865. New Hope, Augusta 
Co., Va. 

1. Wm. M. Stover, b. Feb. 10, 1867, doctor, San Luis 
Obispo, Cal. 

2. Charles F. Stover, b. Aug. 2, 1868, Plato, Cal. 

3. Edward P. Stover, b. Aug. 9, 1876. New Hope, Va., 
(Married Edith Palmer.) 

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No. 92. Fifth Generation. 33. 

3) Joseph W. Grove, born near New Hope, Va., May 
24, 1842, died single in the Union army Dec. 30, 1862. 

No. 93. Fifth Generation. 33. 

4) Nancy Grove, born near New Hope, Va., March 23, 
1844, married Wm. B. Garber, Feb. 18, 1869. Farmer. 
Address, Knightly, Va. 

1. Charles W. Garber, b. March 16, 1870. No. 277. 

2. Homer B. Garber, b. Aug. 20, 1874. No. 278. 

No. 94. Fifth Generation. 33. 

5) Mary Grove who was born near New Hope, Va., 
Aug. 23, 1845, and died March 6, 1886, married Samuel 
Wampler Dec. 19, 1867. Brethren church. Barrenridge, 
Augusta Co., Va. 

1. Ida C. Wampler, b. Aug. .20, 1869. No. 279. 

2. Bertie Wampler, b. Feb. 13, 1871. No. 280. 

3. Bettie Wampler, b. Aug. 7, 1872. No. 281. 

4. Robert Luther Wampler, b. Aug. 15, 1874, Pittsburg, 
Pa. 

5. Mollie Belle Wampler, b. April 14, 1876, Rolla, Va. 

6. Samuel Elmer Wampler, b. Feb. 28, 1878, Pittsburg, 
Pa. 

7. Isaac G. Wampler, b. April 15, 1882, d. Sept. 30, 
1884. 

8. Minnie Wampler. 

9. Jennie Wampler, b. Nov. 28, 1879. 
10. Charles Wampler, b. Feb. 23, 1884. 

No. 95. Fifth Generation. 33. 

6) Catharine Grove who was born near New Hope, Va., 
Jan. 20, 1848, and died Oct. 25, 1877, married Joseph Gar- 
ber, Sept. 12, 1872; also dead. New Hope, Augusta Co., 
Va. No children. 

No. 96. Fifth Generation. 33. 

7) Susanna Grove, born near New Hope, Va., Jan. 
17, 1850, married Henry F. Borden Oct. 12, 1871. Bap- 
tists. Present address, Hanford, Kings Co., Cal. 

1. Effie L. Borden, b. March 7, 1873. No. 282. 

2. Arthur G. Borden, b. in Virginia Sept. 13, 1877. No. 
283. 

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No. 97. Fifth Generation. 33. 

8) Isaac Grove, born near New Hope, Va., Nov. 23, 
1851, married Elisabeth Landess Dec. 25, 1873. Menno- 
nites. Address, Weyers Cave, Va. 

1. John H. Grove, b. Jan. 28, 1875. No. 284. 

2. William Grove, b. Aug. 25, 1876, Lemoore, Gal. 

3. Anabelle Grove, b. March 24, 1878, d. Oct. 2, 1885. 

4. Walter Grove, b. April 25, 1880. No. 97^. 

5. Isaac Grove, b. April 15, 1882, d. Sept. 30, 1884. 

6. Grace Grove, b. Nov. 14, 1884. 

7. Charles Grove, b. March 22, 1886. 

8. Katie Grove, b. Nov. 2, 1888. 

9. Lissie Grove, b. Nov. 6, 1890. 

10. Ora Grove, b. Dec. 31, 1892. 

11. Arthur Grove, b. April 24, 1896, d. April 24, 1896, 

12. Earl Grove, b, Jan. 26, 1897. 

13. Goldie Ethel Grove, b. Dec. 13, 1899. 

No. 97^. Sixth Generation. 97. 

4) Walter Grove, born near Weyers Cave, Augusta 
Co., Va., April 25, 1880, and Clara R. Shank, born near 
Elida, Allen Co., Ohio, June 12, 1885, were married Jan. 
1, 1905. Mennonites. Related, and come in both ways. 
(See No. 662^.) 

No. 98. Fifth Generation. 33. 

9) Noah Grove, born near New Hope, Va., May 17, 
1854, and Ella Wood, born Aug. 3, 1855, married March 
2T, 1878. Address, Somerville, Fauquier Co., Va. 

1. Sallie Estella Grove, b. Feb. 20, 1879. No. 285. 

2. Katie Grove, b. July 25, 1881, d. Feb. 12, 1886. 

3. Howard Grove, b. Nov. 20, 1883. 

4. Florence Grove, b. May 16, 1886. 

5. Mamie Grove, b. March 26, 1888. 

6. Lloyd Grove, b. Sept. 25, 1890. 

7. Blanche Grove, b. Sept. 3, 1892. 

8. Norman I. Grove, b. July 6, 1895. 

9. Mildred A. Grove, b. Sept. 2, 1902. 

No. 99. Fifth Generation. 33. 

10) Jacob A. Grove, born near New Hope, Va., Dec. 
7, 1856, married Emma Craig, March 28, 1878. They lived 

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at the old homestead where Mr. Grove was raised. Men- 
nonites, farmer. Address, Koiners Store, Augusta Co., 
Va. 

1. Arminta Florence Grove, b. Jan. 4, 1879. No. 286. 

2. Flossie May Grove, b. May 2, 1886. 

3. William Isaac Grove, b. May 3, 1890. 

No. 100. Fifth Generation. 34. 

1) Elisabeth Wenger, born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
Sept. 1, 1848, died Dec. 19, 1904. Daniel J. Myers was 
born at Green Mount, Va., March 19, 1850. They were 
married Dec. 24, 1872. They lived at her father's John 
B. Wenger's old home. Brethren church, farmers, Har- 
risonburg, Va. 

1. Annie R. Myers, b. July 3, 1874. No. 287. 

2. John W. S. Myers, b. May 28, 1876. No. 288. 

3. Elisabeth S. Myers, b. Nov. 17, 1877. No. 289. 

4. Samuel D. Myers, b. June 24, 1880, d. April 24, 1881. 

5. Lydia M. Myers, b. Nov. 28, 1882, single. Brethren. 

6. Isaac D. Myers, b. June 28, 1885 (delayed). No. 955. 

7. Sallie C. Myers, b. April 3, 1887 (delayed). No. 956. 

8. Minnie J. Myers, b. June 8, 1889, smgle, Brethren. 

No. 101. Fifth Generation. 34. 

2) John A. Wenger, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Aug. 
26, 1859, and Sallie R. Driver, born Nov. 29, 1859, were 
married Nov. 18, 1880. Brethren church, Bridgewater, Va. 
Mr. Wenger has just lately bought the large carriage 
manufacturing plant in Bridgewater, and will continue the 
business. 

1. Bettie A. Wenger, b. Jan. 10, 1882. No. 290. 

2. Savilla F. Wenger, b. Jan. 25, 1884. Single. (Student 
and missionary, Bridgewater, Va.) 

3. John D. Wenger, b. Feb. 5, 1886. 

4. William N. Wenger, b. March 24, 1888. 

5. Lydia S. Wenger, b. March 14, 1890. 

No. 102. Fifth Generation. 35. 

1) Dr. Joseph W. Blosser, born at Dayton, Va., April 
23, 1844, and Margaret E. Stephenson, born Jan. 16, 1845, 
were married in Jasper county. Mo., Oct. 15, 1868. Meth- 
odist. Address, 23 W. North Ave., Atlanta, Ga. 

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Dr. Blosser, at the age of 14, came from Rockingham 
county, Va., with his parents to Upshur county, W. Va. 
At the age of 21 he graduated at the Physio-Medical Col- 
lege at Cincinnati, Ohio, first practicing in Elkhart coun- 
ty, Ind., then in Jasper county, Mo. From early child- 
hood he had strong religious inclinations, and in his youth 
accepted his Savior whom he continued to serve faith- 
fully during the years of his practice. In 1870 he entered 
the ministry, doing double work as a physician and min- 
ister. In 1881 while living at Macon City, Mo., he began 
evangelistic work, which he continued until 1895, travel- 
ing in eighteen States, from New York to Kansas and 
Florida, holding services in churches, tents, halls, court- 
houses, and in the open air. During these efforts, thou- 
sands were moved to confess their Savior. In 1895 he, 
with his family ana aged mother, came to Atlanta, Ga., 
where he built a tabernacle at his own expense with a 
seating capacity of 800, he serving as pastor. He is also 
the inventor of the Dr. Blosser catarrh remedy, so widely 
known, the manufacture of which requires many helpers, 
and is superintended by his two worthy and efficient sons- 
who are among the best of business men. — (A. D. 
Wenger, Millersville, Pa.) 

1. Alice Blosser, b. March 1, 1871. No. 291. 

2. Clarence Blosser, b. June 3, 1874. No. 291 1^^. 

3. Angle Blosser, b. Dec. 1, 1876. 

4. Linnie Blosser, b. Sept. 10, 1879. 

5. Dr. Roy Blosser, b. Jan. 12, 1882. No. 291^. 

No. 103. Fifth Generation. 36. 

1) Anna Wenger, born near Edom, Va., Oct. 28, 1850, 
married David F. Senger, of Sengersville, Va., Jan. 7, 1878. 
Brethren church, farmer, Linville Station, Va. 

1. Isaac C. Senger, b. Jan. 25, 1882. 

No. 104. Fifth Generation. 36. 

2) Joseph Wenger, born near Edom, Va., Oct. 28, 1850, 
married Anna M. Rhodes Dec. 21, 1871. The latter 
died May 17, 1896. (See No. 205.) 

1. Clara A. Wenger, b. Oct. 19, 1872. No. 292. 

2. Charles R. Wenger, b. Sept. 16, 1874. No. 293. 

3. Joseph L. Wenger, b. April 19, 1876. No. 294. 

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4. Byrd W. Wenger, b. Sept. 29, 1877. Lives in Illi- 
nois. 

5. Emma C. Wenger, b. Aug. 21, 1880. No. 295. 

6. Isaac H. Wenger, b. Oct. 21, 1882, d. Feb. 24, 1899. 

7. Infant son Wenger, b. Dec. 30, 1883, d. Feb. 2, 1884. 

8. Anna Pearl Wenger, b. Aug. 4, 1886, single, in Vir- 
ginia. 

9. Jacob Owen Wenger, b. Jan. 31, 1889, single, in 
Virginia. 

Joseph Wenger married his second wife, Mrs. 
Etta Lutholtz, Feb. 10, 1898. 

10. Ivan Marion Winger, b. Dec. 22, 1898. 

11. Josie Pauline Wenger, b. Feb. 22, 1901. 

12. Bertram Brown Wenger, b. April 16, 1903. 

No. 105. Fifth Generation. 36. 

3) Jacob C. Wenger, born near Edom, Va., Jan. 19, 
1853, and Susanna' Virginia Suter, born Nov. 26, 1859, 
were married Dec. 21, 1879. She is a Mennonite. Lin- 
ville Depot, Va. 

1. Oscar Emanuel Wenger, b. June 19, 1881. 

2. Mary Elisabeth Wenger, b. July 28, 1882. 

3. Lydia Florence Wenger, b. Aug. 15, 1883. 

4. Isaac Luther Wenger, b. Oct. 4, 1885. 

5. Homer David Wenger, b. Dec. 10, 1886. 

6. Margaret Virginia Wenger, May 4, 1888. 

7. Laura Rebecca Wenger, b. Aug. 23, 1889. 

8. Anna Suter Wenger, b. Dec. 30, 1890. 

9. Sarah Jane Wenger, b. March 20, 1892. 

10. Lillie Frances Wenger, b. Aug. 23, 1893. 

11. Perry Gabriel Wenger, b. Nov. 18, 1894. 

12. John Robert Wenger, b. Feb. 2, 1896. 

13. Clara Alma Wenger, b. July 21, 1899. 

14. Katie Ethel Wenger, b. Nov. 22, 1900. 

15. Lucy Blanche Wenger, b. Nov. 4, 1902. 

No. 106. Fifth Generation. 36. 

4) Henry H. Wenger, born near Edom, Va., Feb. 14, 
1856; married Sallie R. Swope, Dec. 20, 1882. Menno- 
nites, Linville Depot, Va. 

1. Franklin I. Wenger, b. Oct. 19, 1883, in California. 

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2. Mattie R. Wenger, b. Nov. 25, 1884. 

3. Henry S. Wenger, b. April 23, 1886. 

4. Elisabeth L. Wenger, b. Aug. 2, 1887. 

5. John D. Wenger, b. March 2, 1889. 

6. Benjamin B. Wenger, b. June 4, 1890. 

7. Jacob C. Wenger, b. Dec. 20, 1893. 

No. 107. Fifth Generation. 36. 

5) Barbara Wenger, born near Edom, Va., Oct. 27, 1858, 
died single Oct. 17, 1896. The subject of this sketch was 
one among the most noble young women of her day. The 
writer does not consider this history entirely complete 
without bearing testimony to her good qualities. She 
was a consistent and consecrated member of the Menno- 
nite church, and her daily life and conduct was guided 
by God's Holy Spirit, which never makes mistakes. How 
sad is her departure; we cannot understand why such 
devoted Christians are called away in the prime of life, 
unless it is to reform the sinner and those who are less 
Christianized. It is to be hoped that her brothers and 
sisters and all who knew her may follow her example. — 
(Her uncle, J. H. Vv .) 

No. 108. Fifth Generation. 36. 

6) Isaac B. Wenger, born near Edom, Va., Oct. 10, 1860, 
and Mary Lulu Beery, born near Edom, Va., July 2, 1868, 
were married June 4, 1895. Farmer, Linville Depot, Va. 
(See No. 250.) 

1. Isaac Beery, b. May 30, 1896. 

2. Clarence Windham Wenger, b. Jan. 24, 1899. 

3. Reno Lawrence Wenger, b. Aug. 21, 1900. 

No. 109. Fifth Generation. 36. 

7) David Wenger, born near Edom, Va., April 20, 1863, 
married Dora B. Rhodes Nov. 14, 1895. Occupation, mill- 
ing, Linville Depot, Va. 

1. Barbara Madaline Wenger, b. Aug. 21, 1896. 

2. Dewitt Wenger, b. Oct. 1, 1897. 

3. William Roy Wenger, b. March 4, 1899. 

4. Cora Elisabeth Wenger, b. Jan. 2, 1904, d. Sept. 25, 
1904. 

5. Charles Edgar Wenger, b. Jan. 5, 1905, d. July 16, 
1905. 

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No. 110. Fifth Generation. 36. 

8) Minnie C. Wenger, born near Edom, Va., March 12, 
1865, and Jacob S. Geil, born May 11, 1859, were married 
Dec. 20, 1882. Mennonites. Farmer and merchant at 
Linville Depot, Va. (See No. 371.) 

1. Gertrude Ola Geil, b. Nov. 17, 1883. No. 957. 

2. Isaac Abraham Geil, b. June 2, 1885. 

3. Sadie May Geil, b. June 29, 1887. 

4. Lydia Elisabeth Geil, b. March 5, 1889. 

5. Lulu Maude Geil, b. Jan. 11, 1891. 

6. Jacob Clark Geil, b. Jan. 27, 1893. 

7. Minnie Ethel Geil, b. March 9, 1895. 

8. Clinton Wenger Geil, b. Feb. 9, 1897. 

9. David Newton Geil, b. Dec. 12, 1898. 

10. Orien Golden Geil, b. Nov. 24, 1900. 

11. Steward Franklin Geil, b. Sept. 24, 1902. 

12. Iva Rosa Geil, b. July 3, 1904. 

No. 111. Fifth Generation. 36. 

9) John J. Wenger, born near Edom, Va., Oct. 16, 1866, 
and Isa Nellie Beery, born near Edom, Va., April 26, 
1875, were married Aug. 23, 1899. Mennonites. Farmer, 
No children (1904). Linville Depot, Va. (See No. 523.) 

No. 112. Fifth Generation. 36. 

10) Dr. William H. Wenger, born near Edom, Va., Aug. 
25, 1869, married Florence Leona Moore Nov. 25, 1896. 
Occupation, physician, 1506 North Capitol St., Washing- 
ton, D. C. ' 

1. Florence Irma Wenger, b. Oct. 25, 1897. 

No. 113. Fifth Generation. 37. 

1) John R. Wenger, born near Edom, Va., Jan. 20, 1849, 
died in Florida and was buried at the Bethel church, 
Morgan county. Mo. Mennonite. Katie Bowman was 
born about 1870. They were married Dec. 23, 1888. 
Brethren church. Versailles, Mo. No children. 

No. 114. Fifth Generation. 37. 

2) Mary E. Wenger, born near Edom, Va., March 9, 
1850, died and was buried in Florida Jan. 27, 1894. She 
married Lewis H. Shank Nov. 12, 1872, and lived in Mor- 

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gan county, Mo., for some time and later in Florida. 
Family scattered. Mennonites. 

1. Sarah E. Shank, b.' Oct. 15, 1873. No. 296. 

2. Jacob A. Shank, b. Aug. 22, 1875, d. Jan. 5, 1890. 

3. John R. Shank, b. Aug. 19, 1877. No. 296i/^. 

4. Mollie C. Shank, b. July 5, 1879. No. 297. 

5. Josephus W. Shank, b. Oct. 10, 1881. 

6. Emma A. Shank, b. Nov. 20, 1883. 

7. Charles L. Shank, b. May 22, 1886. 

8. Banjamin A. Shank, b. April 14, 1888, d. July 7, 1888. 

9. Fannie P. Shank, b. April 27,-1889. 
10. Florida Rose Shank, b. Feb. 2, 1892. 

No. 115. Fifth Generation. 37. 

4) Michael Wenger, born near Edom, Va., Nov. 12, 
1853, and Rosina Welty, born Sept. 1, 1855, were married 
Dec. 23, 1879. Mennonites, Newton, Kans. 

1. Sarah Christena Wenger, b. Jan. 28, 1881. 

2. Ira Joel Wenger, b. Feb. 14, 1883. 

3. Lewis Franklin Wenger, b. Aug. 12, 1885. 
4.- Paul Abraham Wenger, b. March 22, 1889. 

5. Elisabeth Marie Wenger, b. June 17, 1892, d. Dec. 
14, 1892. 

No. 116. Fifth Generation. 37. 
• 6) Abraham Wenger, born near Edom, Va., Dec. 14, 
1857, and Carrie Lehman, born Sept. 17, 1860, were married 
Dec. 23, 1883. Mennonites. Farmer and Stockman, Ver- 
sailles, Mo. 

1. John William Wenger, b. June 8, 1885, d. March 15, 
1904. 

2. Sarah Elisabeth Wenger, b. Dec. 17, 1888. 

3. Abraham Daniel Wenger, b. July 11, 1893. 

4. Jessie Walter Wenger, b. Aug. 10, 1895. 

5. Edward Esra Wenger, b. Jan. 6, 1897. 

6. Solomon Okie Wenger, b. Nov. 5, 1898. 

No. 117. Fifth Generation. 37. 

7) Priscilla Wenger, born near Edom, Va., Jan. 21, 
1860, Mennonite, and Wm. W. Holsopple, born in Indiana 
county. Pa., Dec. 10, 1863, minister Brethren church, were 
married Oct. 16, 1888. Farmer. Versailles, Mo. 

1. Joseph A. Holsopple, b. Nov. 16, 1890. 

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2. John W. Holsopple, b. Feb. 22, 1893. 

3. Lewis A. Holsopple, b. June 16, 1895. 

4. Daughter Holsopple, b. Jan. 2, 1903. 

No. 118. Fifth Generation. 37. 

8) Lewis Wenger was born near Edom, Va., June 12, 
1863. Sarah M. Lehman, born April 21, 1863, died Dec. 
27, 1892. They were married Jan. 7, 1886. Mennonites. 
Farmer, Versailles, Mo. 

1. Orva Homer Wenger, b. Feb. 15, 1889. 

2. Sarah Elisabeth Wenger, b. Dec. 13, 1892. 

Lewis Wenger married his second wife, Mary J. 

Lehman, (sister to first), Dec. 20, 1894, 

who died Jan. 7, 1903. Mennonite. 

3. Isaac Abraham Wenger, b. Sept. 28, 1895. 

4. Lettie Ruth Wenger, b. Dec. 2, 1897. 

5. John Wilmer Wenger, b. Nov. 2, 1899. 

No. 119. Fifth Generation. 38. 

1) Barbara C. Good, born near Dale Enterprise, Va., 
April 2, 1845, and Jacob D. Suter, born same place Nov. 
24, 1843, were married Sept. 11, 1867. Mennonites. Farm- 
er, Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. John D. Suter, b. July 17, 1868. No. 298. 

2. Isaac C. Suter, b. Aug. 12, 1869. No. 299. 

3. Andrew G. Suter, b. Jan. 8, 1871. No. 300. 

4. Mary A. Suter, b. Feb. 9, 1873. No. 301. 

5. Fannie H. Suter, b. March 24, 1875. No. 302. 

6. Ida B. Suter, b. March 7, 1877, d. April 3, 1880. 

7. Jacob Aldine Suter, b. Jan. 17, 1880. South English, 
Iowa. 

8. Aaron E. Suter, b. May 14, 1884. At home. 

9. Ada M. Suter, b. March 14, 1887. At home. 

No. 120. Fifth Generation. 38. 

2) Christena Good, born near Dale Enterprise, Va., 
Sept. 18, 1846, married Abraham P. Myers, Dec. 28, 1865. 
Brethren church. Farmer, Greenmount, Va. 

1. Annie E. Myers, b. May 1, 1867. No. 303. 

2. Benjamin F. Myers, b. March 20, 1870. No. 304. 

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3. Hannah M. Myers, b. Dec. 29, 1871. No. 305. 

4. Chas. S. Myers, b. Oct. 15, 1874. No. 306. 

5. Luella B. Myers, b. March 8, 1877, d. Sept. 5, 1893. 

6. John J. Myers, b. Aug. 30, 1879. At home. 

No. 121. Fifth Generation. 38. 

3) Elisabeth Good, born near Dale Enterprise, Va., Jan. 
26, 1848, died Aug. 19, 1884. James Keister was born 
March 2, 1847. They were married April 2, 1871. Mt. 
Clinton, Va. 

1. William I. Keister, b. Jan. 3, 1875, Rockingham coun- 
ty, Va. 

2. John P. Keister, b. Dec. 6, 1877, Towner, N. Dak. 

3. James T. Keister, b. April 13, 1879, Rockingham coun- 
ty, Va. 

4. Jacob Keister, b. Oct. 18, 1881, Guernsey, Gal. 

5. Joseph E. Keister, b. May 14, 1884, South English, 
Iowa. 

No. 122. Fifth Generation. 38. 

5) Isaac Good, born near Dale Enterprise, Va., Feb. 
7, 1851, and Mary E. Ashenfelter, born Nov. 22, 1856, were 
married Sept. 21, 1871. Mennonites. Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. Laura E. Good, b. Dec. 17, 1872. 

2. Perry G. Good, b. March 13, 1875, married Miss 
Carver July, 1903. 

3. Anna M. Good, b. June 2, 1877. 

4. Martha F. Good, b. Sept. 22, 1878, d. 

5. James W. Good, b. July 7, 1880. 

6. Cora M. Good, b. Sept. 28, 1882. 

7. Sarah E. Good, b. March 13, 1884. 

8. Charles E. Good, b. July 23, 1886. 

9. John E. Good, b. Nov. 12, 1888. 

10. Weldon I. Good, b. Oct. 23, 1890. 

11. Otto Joseph Good, b. Aug. 12, 1892. 

12. Icia May Good, b. May 9, 1894. 

13. Jacob Langdon Good, b. Feb. 12, 1898. 

No. 123. Fifth Generation. 38. 

6) John F. Good was born near Dale Enterprise, Va., 
March 19, 1853. Hannah B. Ralston, born April 26, 1854, 
died Oct. 31, 1892. They were married Dec. 24, 1874. 
Presbyterians. Then living in Rockingham county, Va. 

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1. Anna M. Good, b. Dec. 16, 1875, d. x\pril 7, 1877. 

2. George E. Good, b. Oct. 6, 1877. Presbyterian. 
No. 1231^. 

3. David N. Good, b. Nov. 20, 1879. Mennonite. No. 
12334. 

4. James C. Good, b. March 26, 1882. Presbyterian. 
No. 123^A. 

5. William L. Good, b. May 25, 1884. Presbyterian. 
No. 123343. 

John F. Good with his sons came to South English, 
Iowa, March 23, 1893, where on July 24, 1895, he mar- 
ried Miss Ida Parnell. of South English, Iowa. Baptist. 
Address, South English, Iowa. No issue. 

No. 1231/^. Sixth Generation. 123. 

1) George E. Good grew to manhood upon the farm. 
In 1897 he entered the Educational Institute at Elkhart, 
Ind. Sept. 13, 1899, he went to the Wabash College at 
Crawfordsville, Ind., where in five years he completed his 
academic and collegiate course, taking his degree in B. A. 
in June, 1904. In September, the same year, he entered 
the McCormick Theological Seminary at Chicago, III., 
where he will remain until May, 1907. In May, 1904, 
he was ordained to the ministry' in the Presbyterian 
church and later was given a pastorate at Bristol, Ind. It 
is expected that when his ten years* collegiate course is 
completed he will enter the foreign mission fields. Sin- 
gle. Address, 1060 N. Halstead St., care of McCormick 
Theological Seminary, Chicago, 111. 

No. 123^. Sixth Generation. 123. 

2) David N. Good, when a boy, came with his father 
to South English, Iowa, March, 1893. In 1904 he went to 

Nampa, Idaho, where he invested in land and is improv- 
ing it. Single. Nampa, Idaho. 

No. 123^A. Sixth Generation. 123. 

James C. Good remained on his father's farm until the 
age of 21 years. In 1903 and '04 he attended college at 
Des Moines, Iowa. In February, 1905 he secured employ- 
ment at the casket manufactory in the above city. Single. 
Home address. South English, Iowa. 

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No. 123^B. Sixth Generation. 123. 

4) William L. Good was also an industrious and obedi- 
ent son on his father's farm until the age of 21 years. 
During 1905 he expects to enter college at Crawfordsville, 
Ind., for 7 years of educational work. Single. Present 
address, South English, Iowa. For industry, intelligence, 
and Christian principles, these brothers are an exception- 
al family, and are worthy of imitation. — J. H. \V. 

No. 124. Fifth Generation. 39. 

2) Barbara Wenger, born near Greenmount, Va.. May 
17, 1855, married Jacob A. Andes Nov. 13, 1877. Christian 
church. Address, Cave Station, Va. 

1. Alfred Wellows Andes, b. Nov. 19, 1880. 

2. Iva. Delia Andes, b. Oct. 31, 1882. 

3. Emmet Wenger Andes, b. March 20, 1887. 

4. Owen Wede Andes, b. Feb. 27, 1891. 

No. 125. Fifth Generation. 39. 

3) Solomon B. Wenger, born near Greenmount, Va., 
Jan. 7, 1857, (Mennonite). Sallie J. Beery, (Brethren 
church) born in Virginia Aug. 30, 1855, died at South Eng- 
lish, Iowa, Sept. 30, 1883, (See No. 309). April 13, 1886, 
he married Belle Irene Gruey (Mennonite) of North Eng- 
lish, Iowa, who was born Sept. 22, 1857. Address, South 
English, Iowa. Solomon B. came to South English in 
1881, and is a model man, a consecrated Christian, and 
strictly observes the Golden Rule. 

1. Edith G. Wenger, b. Jan. 30, 1888. 

2. Clark A. Wenger, b. Sept. 20, 1889. 

3. Arthur J. Wenger, b. Aug. 29, 1893. 

4. Emery B. Wenger, b. May 16, 1896. 

5. Milo E. Wenger, b. Aug. 16, 1900. 

No. 126. Fifth Generation. 39. 

4) Anna Wenger, born near Greenmount, Va., Oct. 7, 
1858, married Benjamin Brenneman Jan. 29. 1885. They 
lived for some time near Elida, Ohio. Mennonites. Pres- 
ent address, Mohea, Warwick Co., Va. Cousins. (See 
No. 573.) 

1. Amos Brenneman, b. Nov. 6, 1885. 

2. Hannah M. Brenneman. b. Dec. 4, 1886. 

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3. Susannah Brenneman, b. Nov. 2, 1888. 

4. Hettie Brenneman, b. Jan. 6, 1890. 

5. Timothy Brenneman, b. Aug. 11, 1891, d. Nov. 1892. 

6. John W. Brenneman, b. Jan. 30, 1893. 

7. Aldine Brenneman, b. Dec. 14, 1895. ) 

8. Alfred Brenneman, b. Dec. 14, 1895. \ ^^^^^■ 

9. Benjamin Brenneman, b. Nov. 25, 1897. 

10. Anna Brenneman, b. Feb. 3, 1899, 

11. Irvin Brenneman, b. , 1904. 

No. 127. Fifth Generation. 39. 

5) Lydia Wenger, born near Greenmount, Va., May 10, 
1860, married Cyrus B. Showalter, Nov. 13, 1883. Men- 
nonites. Chrisman, Va. 

1. Edward Wenger Showalter, b. Sept. 8, 1884. 

2. Elisabeth Ola Showalter, b. Dec. 17, 1885. 

3. Hannah Effie Showalter, b. Nov. 13, 1887. 

4. Oliver Benjamin Showalter, b. Sept. 15, 1889. 

5. Amos M. Showalter, b. Dec. 15, 1891. 

6. Ida May Showalter, b. Feb. 4, 1894. 

7. John L. Showalter, b. April 23, 1896. 

8. Nellie Kate Showalter, b. March 20, 1898. 

No. 128. Fifth Generation. 39. 

6) Adam Wenger, born near Greenmount, Va., Feb. 9, 
1862, married Amanda Rohrer, Nov. 1888. Mennonites, 
Stuarts Draft, Augusta Co., Va. 

1. Mattie R. Wenger, b. April 19, 1890. 

2. Israel Rohrer Wenger, b. Nov. 30, 1891. 

3. Abraham Jacob Wenger, b. Feb. 15, 1893. 

4. Lena Susan Wenger, b. Oct. 18, 1895. 

5. Amos Daniel Wenger, b. Aug. 11, 1897. 

6. Stella Virginia Wenger, b. June 10, 1899. 

7. Hannah B. Wenger, b. Dec. 23, 1901. 

8. Joseph H. Wenger, b. July 26, 1903. (Namesake of 
the author.) 

9. Edith Wenger, b. Feb. 24, 1905. 

No. 129. Fifth Generation. 39. 

7) Timothy J. Wenger, born near Greenmount, Va., 
Feb. 18, 1864, married Mary Powell Nov. 30, 1886. Men- 
nonite. Teacher and farmer, Stuarts Draft, Augusta Co., 
Va. 

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1. Anna Belle Wenger, b. June 6, 1888. 

2. Lessie May Wenger, b. Jan. 2, 1890. 

3. Hannah Etta Wenger, b. Jan. 6, 1892. 

4. Mary Magdalena Wenger, b. Aug. 8, 1893. 

5. Lulu Fannie Wenger, b. July 1, 1895. 

6. Ida Wenger, b. April 13, 1898. 

7. Roy Wenger, b. March 30, 1900. 

8. Katie Wenger, b. Feb. 11, 1903. 

9. Powell Wenger, b. June 5, 1905. 

No. 130. Fifth Generation. 39. 

8) Amos D. Wenger, born near Greenmount, Va., Nov. 
25, 1867, married Mary Hostetler, of Millersville, Pa., 
July 1, 1897, who died July 14, 1898. Mennonites. Millers- 
ville, Lancaster Co., Pa. 

A. D. Wenger is a minister, and evangelist in the Men- 
nonite church, and after the death of his wife, he sailed 
from New York Jan. 1, 1899, upon a tour around the 
world, going first to England, and several European coun- 
tries; spent six months in Bible lands, thence to India, 
China, and Japan, and after fourteen months of travel, 
returned to his native land in March, 1900. He has writ- 
ten a book of his travels entitled, " Six Months in Bible 
Lands; and Around the World in Fourteen Months." It 
is full of thrilling and dangerous incidents. Mr. Wenger 
was raised on a farm in Virginia, and from his home 
country schools he entered the State Normal at Warrens- 
burg, Mo., and later graduated at Penn College at Oska- 
loosa, Iowa. Sept. 27, 1900, he married Anna May Leh- 
man, of Millersville, Pa., who was born May 19, 1878. 
Address as above. — (Dr. Joseph W. Blosser, Atlanta, Ga.) 

1. Mary Magdalana Wenger, b. Jan. 14, 1903. 

2. Annie May Wenger, b. May 27, 1904. 

No. 131. Fifth Generation. 39. 

9) Samuel M. Wenger was born near Greenmount, Va., 
Sept. 5, 1870. He was a young, single man of an ex- 
ceptionally good Christian character, having united with 
the Mennonite church in his youth in Virginia. In 1892 
he came to visit a brother in Cass county. Mo., and but 
a short time later died of typhoid fever Feb. 23, 1893. 

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His remains were buried by the side of his father in the 
Lindale cemetery, near Edom, Va. — J. H. W. 

No. 132. Fifth Generation. 39. 

10) Magdalana Wenger, born near Greenmount, Va., 
Oct. 24, 1872, married John J. Brtink, March 12, 1891, 
who died Sept. 9, 1900. Mennonites. Greenmount, Rock- 
ingham Co., Va. 

1. Menno Jacob Brunk, b. Oct. 3, 1892. 

2. Kate Amanda Brunk, b. Oct. 15, 1893. 

3. Lewis Samuel Brunk, b. Oct. 30, 1895. 

4. Mary Edith Brunk, b. July 22, 1897. 

5. Anna Barbara Brunk, b. June 6, 1899. 

No. 133. Fifth Generation. 39. 

11) Katie E. Wenger, born near Greenmount, Va., 
March 25, 1875, married George R. Brunk, of McPherson, 
Kans., July 15, 1900. He is a bishop in the Mennonite 
church, R. F. D. 2, Inman, Kans. 

1. Esther Virginia Brunk, b. in Kansas, Sept. 9, 1901. 

2. Truman Henry Brunk, b. in Kansas, Dec. 22, 1902. 

3. Stella V. Brunk, b. in Kansas, Jan. 15, 1905. 

No. 134. Fifth Generation. 40. 

1) Joseph W. Grove, born near Waynesboro, Augusta 
Co., Va., Feb. 24, 1851. No church. He came to South 
English, Iowa, Jan. 14, 1875. Kate A. Flory was born 
near Harrisonburg, Va., May 15, 1856. Brethren church. 
They were married at South English, Iowa, Dec. 24, 1877. 
South English, Iowa. 

1. Anna S. Grove, b. Nov. 30, 1879. 

2. Mary V. Grove, b. March 12, 1881. 

3. Bertha M. Grove, b. Nov. 29, 1882. 

4. John M. Grove, b. May 3, 1885. 

5. Infant Dan Grove, b. Feb. 17, 1890, d. Feb. 18, 1890. 

No. 135. Fifth Generation. 40. 

2) Henry M. Grove was born near Waynesboro, Va., 
April 15, 1853. Mennonite. Emma S. Wine, born in Vir- 
ginia, Aug. 4, 1858, died July 19, 1902. Brethren. They 
were married June 11, 1883. Ladd, Augusta Co., Va. 

1. Bertie G. Grove, b. Sept. 16, 1884, d. Nov. 23, 1886. 

2. Ira F. Grove, b. July 12, 1888. 

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No. 136. Fifth Generation. 40. 

3) Anna M, Grove, born near Waynesboro, Va., June 
24, 1855, and James Keiser, born same place March 1, 1853, 
were married Dec. 14, 1879. Brethren. They came to 
Iowa October, 1893. South English, Iowa. 

1. Lottie V. Keiser, b. March 18, 1881. No. 307. 

2. Martin A. Keiser, b. Sept. 18, 1883. No. 307^^. 

3. Samuel A. Keiser, b. Jan. 25, 1886. 

4. Dewitt A. Keiser, b. Nov. 18, 1888, d. in 1889. 

5. Ivie M. Keiser, b. Feb. 25, 1890. 

6. Charles H. Keiser, b. April 18, 1893. 

7. MoUie A. Keiser, b. March 1, 1896, d. April 16, 1903. 

8. Erma Keiser, b. Aug. 5, 1900. 

No. 137. Fifth Generation. 40. 

4) Barbara C. Grove was born near Waynesboro, Va., 
April 19, 1857. Dewitt C. Niswander, born same place 
Oct. 26, 1848, died Aug. 9, 1903. They were married Dec. 
24, 1882, and came to Iowa September, 1898. Brethren, 
South English, Iowa. 

1. Frank I. Niswander, b. in Virginia, Nov. 26, 1883. 
No. 1371^. 

2. James O. Niswander, b. in Virginia, Jan. 18, 1886. 

3. Jesse D. Niswander, b. in Virginia, Dec. 26, 1887. 

4. Mary V. Niswander, b. in Virginia, Aug. 26, 1890. 

5. Ruth C. Niswander, b. in Virginia, Nov. 12, 1892. 

6. Lydia A. Niswander, b. in Virginia, Sept. 1, 1895. 

No. 1375^. Sixth Generation. 137. 

1) Frank I. Niswander, born in Augusta county, Va., 
Nov. 26, 1883, and Viola Sniteman, born near South Eng- 
lish, Iowa, Dec. 14, 1883, were married Jan. 10, 1905. South 
English, Iowa. 

No. 138. Fifth Generation. 40. 

' 5) Jacob S. Grove, born near Waynesboro, Va., May 3, 
1859, and Mary Elisabeth Garber, born same place Feb. 
26, 1860, were married in Missouri, Oct. 30, 1882, and 
came to Iowa in February, 1881. Brethren. South Eng- 
lish, Iowa. 

1. Eula M. Grove, b. May 15, 1885. 

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2. Lottie C. Grove, b. Feb. 27, 1888. 

3. Homer A. Grove, b. Oct. 12, 1898. 

No. 139. Fifth Generation. 40. 

6) Mary E. Grove, born near Waynesboro, Va., March 
•24, 1861, and Benjamin F. Garber, born in Virginia, May 
1, 1855, w^ere married Oct. 23, 1881. Brethren. New 
Hope, Augusta Co., Va. 

1. Andrew Martin Garber, b. May 25, 1883. 

2. Mino Franklin Garber, b. Feb. 21, 1885, d. March 
7, 1887. 

3. Effie Belle Garber, b. June 26, 1887. 

No. 140. Fifth Generation. 40. 

7) Abraham F. Grove was born near Waynesboro, Va., 
Dec. 9, 1864. Mary M. Blosser, born near Harrisonburg, 
Va., Dec. 16, 1867, died May 6, 1899. They were married 
April 7, 1892. Mennonites. Ladd, Augusta Co., Va. Mr. 
Grove came to Iowa September, 1902. South English, 
Iowa. 

1. Homer A. Grove, b. Sept. 6, 1893. 

2. Margaret A. Grove, b. May 3, 1899, d. July 9, 1899. 

No. 141. Fifth Generation. 40. 

8) Fannie S. Grove, born near Waynesboro, Va., Aug. 
5, 1867, died Aug. 27, 1902. Franklin E. Weaver, born in 
Pennsylvania, Dec. 22, 1862, married April 14, 1892. Men- 
nonites. Ladd, Augusta Co., Va. 

1. Ivan G. Weaver, b.* May 30, 1893. 

No. 142. Fifth Generation. 40. 

9) Robert A. Grove, born near Waynesboro, Va., Sept. 
20, 1870, came to Iowa February, 1891. Ella Chesney was 
born in Iowa, Oct. 20, 1875. They were married Dec. 
27, 1897. South English, Iowa. 

1. Juanita* Grove, b. Aug. 15, 1899. 

2. Melvyn Grove, b. Aug. 30, 1901. 

3. Vivian Grove, b. Dec. 1, 1904. 

No. 143. Fifth Generation. 41. 

1) Catharine V. Geil, born at Edom, Va., July 6, 1853, 



♦Pronounced " Wanneta." 

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married Joseph H. Brunk Jan. 12, 1875. Mennonites. Lin- 
ville Depot, Rockingham Co., Va. 
1. Ada May Brunk, b. Jan. 4, 1877. 

No. 144. Fifth Generation. 41. 

2) Barbara A, Geil, born at Edom, Va., Feb. 11, 1855, 
Mennonite, married Jacob S. Beard Feb. 8, 1881, who died 
February, 1885. She lives at the old Wenger homestead, 
where she and her mother, Mary Geil, were raised. Edom, 
Rockingham Co., Va. 

1. Joseph Owen Beard, b. Jan. 1, 1883. 

2. Jacie S. Beard, b. April 24, 1885. 

No. 145. Fifth Generation. 41. 

3) Joseph Wenger Geil was born at Edom, Va., Oct. 8, 
1858, and is a minister in the Mennonite church. Annie R. 
Beery was born at Edom, Va., Oct. 12, 1866. They were mar- 
ried Dec. 8, 1885. Broadway, Va. Cousins. (See No. 238.) 

1. Jacob Edwin Geil, b. Feb. 20, 1888. 

2. Noah Wilmer Geil, b. May 24, 1889. 

3. Mary Kate Geil, b. July 26, 1891. 

4. Joseph Paul Geil, b. Dec. 19, 1892, d. Dec. 28, 1893. 

5. Arthur Daniel Geil, b. May 12, 1894. 

6. Anna Elisabeth Geil, b. April 18, 1897. 

No. 146. Fifth Generation. 42. 

1) John H. Wenger was born at South English, Iowa, 
Feb. 15, 1869. No church. Cora Blaylock was born at 
South English, Iowa, Aug. 9, 1872. Brethren. They were 
married March 17, 1892, and live in South English, Iowa. 
No children. 

No. 147. Fifth Generation. 42. 

2) Benjamin Franklin Wenger, born at South English, 
Iowa, April 17, 1871, died single May 1, 1896, aged 25 
years. B. Frank Wenger was a young man of more than 
ordinary endowment. He had for a length of time been 
attending business college at Valparaiso, Ind., at which 
place he became afflicted, returned home, and died a month 
later. He was a natural mechanic and machinist, and by 
ingenious contrivances manifested his skillfulness and 
inventive faculties. He was a deep thinker, and endeav- 
ored to reach the foundation principles of science, in 

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which he was very successful. He died in the bloom of 
young manhood. — J. H. W. 

No. 148. Fifth Generation. 42. 

3) Homer C. Wenger was born at South English, Iowa, 
Dec. 24, 1872. Single (1905). Member of the Brethren 
church. Address, South English, Iowa. 

No. 149. Fifth Generation. 42. 

4) Mollie D. Wenger, born at South English, Iowa, 
March 7, 1874, and Wm. D. Grove, born in Virginia, Oct. 
22, 1867, were married Dec. 4, 1894. Brethren. South 
English, Iowa. Mollie D. is the youngest of her father's 
family. She lives at the old homestead, and is noted for 
kindness and sociability, and is a model woman in look- 
ing after the welfare of her aged parents. 

1. Harlie Irvin Grove, b. Aug. 14, 1896. 

2. Delia Irene Grove, b. Jan. 15, 1898. 

3. Edna Esther Grove, b. Aug. 16, 1900. 

4. George W. Grove, b. Aug. 20, 1903. 



THE FOLLOWING TWENTY-ONE NUMBERS ARE 

GRANDCHILDREN OF DANIEL 

BEERY (See No. 11). 



No. 150. Fifth Generation. 45. 

1) Susannah Beery, born near Bern Station, Fairfield 
Co., Ohio, Dec. 15, 1845, and John W. McLoughlin who 
was born April 25, 1840, and died April 5, 1890, were mar- 
ried Sept. 7, 1871. United Brethren. Address, Ada, 
Hardin Co., Ohio. 

1. Mary Elisabeth McLoughlin, b. May 10, 1873. 

2. Infant Son McLoughlin, b. , d. May 26, 1874. 

3. Phoeba Ellen McLoughlin, b. July 19, 1875. Married. 

4. Jessie Frederick McLoughlin, b. Oct. 30, 1877. 

5. Phil Sheridan McLoughlin, b. Feb. 12, 1880. 

6. John Sherjnan McLoughlin, b. Aug. 5, 1882. 

7. Flo McLoughlin, b. Dec. 23, 1887. 

No. 151. Fifth Generation. 45. 

2) Mary Ann Beery, born near Bern, Ohio, Oct. 5, 1849, 

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find j. W. Kanode, born Nov. 1, 1846, were married July 
29, 1873. Occupation, traveling salesman. Church rela- 
tion, Methodist. This couple first settled in Fairfield coun- 
ty, Ohio, as farmers. In 1883 they moved to Ada, Hardin 
Co., Ohio, for the purpose of educating their children. 
Address, Ada, Hardin Co., Ohio. 

1. Leonora L. Kanode, b. March 18, 1874. Married H. 
W. Holycross, Aug. 17, 1899. 

2. Ruth Estella Kanode, b. Dec. 6, 1876. 

3. Clara Josephine Kanode, b. Nov. 15, 1878. Married 
Charles Myers, Aug. 24, 1900. 

4. Mary Beery Kanode, b. Sept. 22, 1880. 

5. Harry Benj. Kanode, b. Feb. 5, 1883. 

6. Ada Caryl Kanode, b. Feb. 21, 1886. 

7. Miles Wheeler Kanode, b. Feb. 13, 1889. 

8. Hazel Christina Kanode, b. Nov. 22, 1893. 

No. 152. Fifth Generation. 45. 

4) Lewis W. Beery, born near Bern, Ohio, Jan. 23, 1852, 
and Ann Reber, born near Royalton, Fairfield Co., Ohio, 
May 11, 1858, were married Sept. 25, 1879. Dr. Beery at- 
tended the common schools until 1870, when he entered 
the Fairfield Academy and during intervals taught school 
until 1875 when he began studying medicine, graduating 
at Long Island College Hospital at Brooklyn, N. Y. Since 
that time he has been a practicing physician (1904). Ad- 
dress 1878 to 1886, Royalton, Ohio, from 1886 to 1904, Ca- 
nal Winchester, Ohio. 

1. Infant daughter Beery, b. May 21, 1881, d. May 21, 
1881. 

2. Henry Reber Beery, b. June 29, 1882, Student Rush 
Medical College, Chicago. 

3. Earl Beery, b. Nov. 19, 1884, d. April 20, 1885. 

4. Ethel Beery, b. April 24, 1888.' High School, Win- 
chester, Ohio. 

No. 153. Fifth Generation. 45. 

6) Daniel Filmore Beery, born near Bern, Ohio, Sept. 
22, 1856, married Mary E. Graham, of Lancaster, Ohio, 
Oct. 4, 1882. Church relation, Methodist, Address, Ada, 
Hardin Co., Ohio, They first settled on a farm near Lan- 

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caster, Ohio. In 1895 they moved to Ada, Hardin Co., 
Ohio, engaging in the feed and farming business. 

1. Flora Beery, b. Oct. 2, 1886, d. 

2. Fred G. Beery, b. Aug. 27, 1889, d. 

3. Gertrude Elisabeth Beery, b. Sept. 1, 1902. 

No. 154. Fifth Generation. 45. 

9) Joseph E. Beery, born near Bern, Ohio, Aug. 21, 
1861, and Frankie Blair, born Sept. 6, 1863, were married 
June, 1887. Dr. Beery was reared on his father's farm 
near Bern, Fairfield Co., Ohio, attending the common 
schools until 1877, when he entered the Fairfield Union 
Academy from which he graduated in 1880. In 1887 he 
graduated from the Miami Medical College, of Cincinnati, 
Ohio, and engaged in practice at Pickerington. In 1890 
he removed to Columbus where he was a Professor of 
Materia Medica and Therapeutics of the Medical Universi- 
ty for seven years. Methodist Episcopal church. Ad- 
dress, 802 W. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio. 

1. Flossie Beery, b. April 5, 1888. 

2. Jean Ingelow Beery, b. Nov. 4, 1895. 

No. 155. Fifth Generation. 45. 

10) Ida E. Beery, born near Bern, Ohio, March 16, 
1864, married Isaac N. Miesse, Oct. 25, 1888, who died in 
1891. United Evangelical. Address, Colfax, Fairfield Co., 
Ohio. 

1. Leroy B. Miesse, b. Aug. 14, 1889. 

No. 156. Fifth Generation. 45. 

11) James A. Beery, born near Bern, Ohio, Sept. 1, 
1866, and Stella Miller, (dau. of Michael) born near Bern, 
Ohio, Aug. 8, 1866, were married Nov. 8, 1894. Presbyte- 
rians. Address, 594 East Rich St., Columbus, Ohio. Mr. 
Beery is the youngest of Frederick Beery's family; was 
only three years old when his father was killed by fall- 
ing from a chestnut tree. About 1892 he moved to Colum- 
bus and has been manager of a clothing, mercantile and 
tailoring business for 15 years. 

1. Kennell Beery, aged 7 years (in 1905). 

2. Irene Beery, aged 3 years (in 1905). 

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No. 157. Fifth Generation. 47. 

1) Elmira Beery, born near Bern, Ohio, May 25, 1852, 
died May 25, 1876. Had married Edwin Beatty Oct. 7, 

1875. ^ 

No. 158. Fifth Generation. 47. 

3) Franklin S. Beery, born near Bern, Ohio, Feb. 11, 
1856, married Emma Sites, Dec. 24, 1878. United Breth- 
ren and reside on a farm in Pleasant township, Fairfield 
Co., Ohio. Address, Lancaster, Ohio. 

1. Fannie Beery, D. Nov. 18, 1879. 

2. Arthur Beery, b. May 10, 1882, d. in infancy. 

3. Edna Beery, b. July 26, 1883, married E. H. Kuhn, 
of New Salem, Ohio, May 22, 1903. 

4. Maude Idella Beery, b. Feb. 20, 1886. 

5. Charles Ross Beery, b. Nov. 19, 1889. 

6. Fred Sites Beery, b. Jan. 9, 1892. 

7. Harry Clinton Beery, b. July 13, 1894. 

No. 159. Fifth Generation. 47. 

4) Edward T. Beery, born near Bern, Ohio, Sept. 24, 
1857, married Clara A. Miesse, Dec. 16, 1886. She died 
Jan. 13, 1892. 

1. Arthur Lewis Beery, b. March 26, 1888. 

2. Osceola Beery, b. Sept. 27, 1889. 

3. Nellie Beery, b. Aug. 24, 1891, d. Jan. 29, 1892. 

Married second wife, Ella M. Ruble, Jan. 15, 1895. 

4. Anna M. Beery, b. Dec. 17, 1896. 

5. Herbert D. Beery, b. Jan. 5, 1898. 

The parents are members of the United Evangelical 
church. Farmers. Address, Lancaster, Ohio. 

No. 160. Fifth Generation. 47. 

5) Kate Beery, born near Bern, Ohio, Oct. 1, 1859. 
Married Reuben W. Graham, Dec. 30, 1885. United Evan- 
gelical. Address, Lancaster, Ohio. 

1. Eva Gertrude Graham, b. Oct. 4, 1886. 

2. Anna Fern Graham, b. Oct. 18, 1891, d. Oct. 6, 1892. 

No. 161. Fifth Generation. 47. 

6) Charles E. Beery, born near Bern, Ohio, Nov. 3, 
1861, married Ella Fritz, of Shelby county. 111., April 21, 



1886. No children reported. United Evangelical. Farm- 
er. Address, Lancaster, Ohio. 

No. 162. Fifth Generation. 47. 

7) Emma J. Beery, born near Bern, Ohio, Oct. 26, 
1863, and Robert T. Gregg, of Baltimore, Ohio, born 
March 4, 1861, were married Sept. 29, 1887. Presbyterians. 
Lima, Ohio. In January, 1888, they engaged in the dry 
goods business at Tiffin, Ohio, in 1900, in the wholesale 
business at Columbus, Ohio, and in 1901 resumed the 
dry goods business at Lima, Ohio. 

1. Roy Beery Gregg, b. Aug. 8, 1889. 

2. Margaret Catharine Gregg, b. Sept. 30, 1898. 

No. 163. Fifth Generation. 47. 

8) Lissie J. Beery, born near Bern, Ohio, Jan. 26, 1866, 
and Edson B. Fast, born also in Fairfield County, Ohio, 
May 9, 1863, were married Feb. 21, 1889. U. B. church. 
Address, Latty, Paulding Co., Ohio. The subjects of this 
sketch came to Latty soon after their marriage, and set- 
tled on 80 acres of land in the woods. Having been 
successful in business, they now have 250 acres of well- 
improved land. 

1. Pearl David Fast, b. Oct. 28, 1890. 

2. Raymond Beery Fast, b. July 26, 1896. 

3. Lewis Edward Fast, b. Nov. 1, 1899. 

4. Florence Elisabeth Fast, b. Oct. 13, 1902. 

No. 164. Fifth Generation. 47. 

9) David H. Beery, born near Bern, Ohio, March 8, 
1868, and Laura K. Beery, (daughter of N. W. Beery) 
born at Edom, Va., Aug. 23, 1868, were married Sept. 18, 
1894, cousins (See No. 239). United Evangelical church. 
Lancaster, Ohio. In 1895 they engaged in the grain 
business in Tiffin, Ohio, and in 1898 they returned and en- 
gaged in farming near Lancaster, Ohio. 

1. Daughter, b. Oct. 23, 1895, d. in infancy. 

No. 165. Fifth Generation. 47. 

10) Nettie M. Beery, born near Bern, Ohio, June 6, 
1871, and Samuel J. Fickel, born in Iroquois county, 111., 
July 14, 1866, were married Nov. 24, 1892. Mr. Fickel was 
in the employ of the buggy factory, of Columbus, Ohio, 

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for thirteen years previous to the panic of 1896. Since 
that time he has been farming near Lancaster. Church 
relation, United Evangelical. Address, Lancaster, Fair- 
field Co., Ohio. 

1. Etta Ruth Fickel, b. in Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 11, 1893. 

No. 166. Fifth Generation. 48. 

1) Lewis Hallowell, born near Bern, Ohio, June 12, 
1852, and Amanda Green, born April 2, 1857, were mar- 
ried Oct. 15, 1876. Farmer. Tuscola, Douglas Co., 111. 

1. James Jason Hallowell, b. Dec. 2, 1877. 

2. Lydia Ann Hallowell, b. April 4, 1882. No. 167. 

3. Samuel Hallowell, b. March 10, 1886. 

4. Emma Elisabeth Hallowell, b. July 30, 1894. 

No. 167. Sixth Generation. 166. 

2) Lydia Ann Hallowell (daughter of the above), born 
near Bern, Ohio, April 4, 1882, married Edmond Wolver- 
ton, of Douglas county. 111., Sept. 28, 1892. Occupation 
farmer. 

1. Daughter, b. Oct. 30, 1903. 

No. 168. Fifth Generation. 48. 

2) Anna Hallowell, born near Bern, Ohio, Oct. 14, 1853, 
married John A. Gebard, November, 1876. He lived and 
died near Atwood, 111., Dec. 10, 1890. In the spring of 
1892 Mrs. Anna Gebard and children, with her parents, 
came to Clark county, Iowa, and later to Peru, Iowa, 
where they still live. 

1. Hattie Gebard, b. Sept. 30, 1877. 

2. Isabell Gebard, b. Jan. 18, 1879. Married. 

3. Elmer Gebard, b. Nov. 9, 1880. 

4. Henry Martin Gebard, b. March 13, 1882. 

5. George Gebard, b. Sept. 10, 1885. 

6. .Lydia Gebard, b. Sept. 3, 1887. 

No. 169. Fifth Generation. 48. 

3) Isabelle Hallowell, born near Bern, Ohio, Aug. 18, 
1856, married John P. Hagerty, of Atwood, 111., March, 
1878, at which place they lived on a farm until the spring 
of 1897 when they moved back to Clark county, Iowa, 
where they still live. Address, Leslie, Iowa. 

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1. Walter Edmond Hagerty, b. Jan. 28, 1879. 

2. Grace Hagerty, b. July 16, 1884. 

3. Charles Hagerty, b. April 2, 1886. 

No. 170. Fifth Generation. 48. 

4) Jane Hallowell, born near Bern, Ohio, Aug. 25, 1861, 
married T. H. Swain Dec. 25, 1877. They resided on a 
farm near Atwood, 111., until 1892, when they moved to 
Clark county, Iowa, where they still reside. Post office 
Leslie, Iowa. 

1. Thomas Holland Swain, b. in Illinois, Feb. 26, 1879. 

2. Sarah Swain, b. in Illinois, April 16, 1881. 

3. Alice Maude Swain, b. in Illinois, April 3, 1885. 

4. Nettie Swain, b. in Illinois, July 25, 1887. 

5. Edwin Swain, b. in Illinois, July 4, 1889. 

6. Estelle Swain, b. in Iowa, June 12, 1892. 

7. Daisy Swain, b. in Iowa, April 26, 1894. 

8. Mary Louisa Swain, b. in Iowa, March 12, 1896. 

9. Mildred Swain, b. in Iowa, May 15, 1898. 
10. Gladys Swain, b. in Iowa, April 20, 1902. 

No. 171. Fifth Generation. 48. 

5) Daniel Hallowell, born near Bern, Ohio, Sept. 6, 
1866, and Josephine Puckett, born April 8, 1871, were mar- 
ried Dec. 15, 1892. The subject of this sketch is the 
namesake of his grandfather, Daniel Beery, of Bern, 
Ohio. Mr. Hallowell was one j'^ear of age when his par- 
ents and family moved to Douglas county. 111. At an early 
age he had a strong desire to engage in fine stock rais- 
ing, and at the age of eleven years he had quite a herd. 
In April, 1892, he bought a farm in Clark county, Iowa, 
to which he and his parents moved, continuing the stock 
business. In the spring of 1899, with his family and 
widowed mother (who lives with him), he returned to 
Dewitt Co., 111., where stockraising is continued. Address, 
Farmer City, Dewitt Co., 111. 

1. Lydia Maria Hallowell, b. Jan. 8, 1894. 

2. Daniel Floyd Hallowell, b. Jan. 21, 1897. 

3. Regina Myrtle Hallowell, b. Nov. 5, 1898. 

4. Ethel Juventin Hallowell, b. July 1, 1901. 



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THE FOLLOWING NINETY-NINE NUMBERS ARE 

FAMILIES OF THE GRANDCHILDREN AND 

GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN OF JOHN 

K. BEERY. See No. 12. 



No. 172. Fifth Generation. 49. 

3) Peter R. Myers, born near Edom, Va., Aug. 30, 1851, 
married Rosa Wagner Dec. 23, 1875. Methodist, farmer, 
R. F. D. 4., Johnstown, Licking Co., Ohio. 

1. Bernie C. Myers, b. Jan. 22, 1877, d. March 9, 1877. 

2. Wynona May Myers, b. April 24, 1878, d. March 6, 
1894. 

3. Reid Oscar Myers, b. Sept. 14, 1880, d. April 27, 
1903. 

4. Leif E. Myers, b. April 5, 1883. 

5. Roe Ervil Myers, b. July 17, 1893, d. Feb. 24, 1894. 

No. 173. Fifth Generation. 49. 

4) Isaac B. Myers, born near Edom, Va., Dec. 16, 1854, 
died April 27, 1905. Laura J. Frank, born Oct. 3, 1858, died 
April 6, 1904. Married Dec. 12, 1880. M. E. South. Day- 
ton, Va. 

1. Oscar J. Myers, b. at Dayton, Va., Jan. 11, 1882. 

2. Katie C. Myers, b. at Dayton, Va., May 18, 1884. 

3. Edna F. Myers, b. at Dayton, Va., June 3, 1886. 

4. Ira G. Myers, b. at Dayton, Va., Aug. 14, 1888. 

5. Mary E. Myers, b. at Dayton, Va., April 25, 1894. 

6. Isaac W. Myers, b. at Dayton, Va., June 21, 1897. 

No. 174. Fifth Generation. 49. 

6) Bettie A. Myers, born near Edom, Va., Jan. 1, 1859. 
Solomon Holsinger, born Dec. 10, 1854, died October, 
1895. No date of marriage. Edom, Va. 

1. Elmus Warren Holsinger, b. July 25, 1882, M. E. 
church South in 1902. 

2. Marion Luther Holsinger, b. Feb. 28, 1885, M. E. 
church South in 1902. 

3. Edgar Myers Holsinger, b. Sept. 11, 1888, M. E. 
church South in 1902. 

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No. 175. Fifth Generation. 49. 

7) Sallie M. Myers, born near Edom, Va., April 30, 
1860, died June 9, 1884. Married Noah F. Cline, May 10, 
1881. Address, Broadway, Va. 

One daughter, died at the age of ten or twelve years. 

No. 176. Fifth Generation. 50. 

1) Solomon E. Rhodes, born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
Dec. 2, 1848; married Susannah Heatwole Dec. 12, 1872, 
died Jan. 15, 1886. Farmers, Mennonites, Dale Enterprise, 
Va. 

1. Amos W. Rhodes, b. Nov. 23, 1873. No. 395. 

2. Anna E. Rhodes, b. March 13, 1876. No. 396. 

3. Ada F. Rhodes, b. March 10, 1878. 

4. Samuel H. Rhodes, b. March 24, 1880. No. 177. 

5. John M. Rhodes, b. Jan. 15, 1883, d. April 24, 1903. 

6. Ellen S. Rhodes, b. Oct. 31, 1885. 

Solomon E. Rhodes married Mrs. Rebecca J. 

Burkholder (nee Geil) Nov. 22, 1887, at 

Harrisonburg, Va. 

No. 177. Sixth Generation. 176. 

4) Samuel H. Rhodes, born March 24, 1880, married 
Priscilla M. Holsinger April 11, 1901. 

1. Amos G. Rhodes, b. Jan. 21, 1902. 

2. Delpha E. Rhodes, b. Feb. 4, 1903. 

No. 178. Fifth Generation. 50. 

2) Francis A. Rhodes, born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
May 11, 1850, and Joseph F. Heatwole, born Sept. 14, 
1849, were married Dec. 1, 1870. In 1880 Mr. Heatwole 
was ordained to the ministry in the Mennonite church. 
Since 1903 he did much missionary work in West Vir- 
ginia with many accessions to the church. Children all 
Mennonites. 

1. Jacob A. Heatwole, b. Sept. 28, 1871. No. 179. 

2. John E. Heatwole, b. Jan. 22, 1874. No. 180. 

3. Anna B. Heatwole, b. June 12, 1876. No. 181. 

4. Melvin J. Heatwole, b. Dec. 10, 1878. No. 182. 

5. Enos E. Heatwole, b. Sept. 28, 1882. No. 183. 

6. Ina R. Heatwole, b. June 10, 1886. 

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No. 179. Sixth Generation. 178. 

1) Jacob A. Heatwole, born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
Sept. 28, 1871, and Bertha O. Showalter, born June 30, 
1876, were married Dec. 23, 1895. He began teaching 
in 1892 and taught twelve terms, during which time he al- 
so did farming. In 1892 he was ordained to the ministry 
in the Mennonite church, and is also an ardent Sunday- 
school worker. Farmer, Dayton, Va. 

1. E. Herman Heatwole, b. Oct. 12, 1896. 

2. Annie C. Heatwole, b. Feb. 26, 1899. 

3. Ruth S. Heatwole, b. June 22, 1901. 

4. Lenna F. Heatwole, b. Oct. 4, 1903. 

No. 180. Sixth Generation. 178. 

2) John E. Heatwole, born Jan. 22, 1874, and Maria 

F. Hartman, born April 5, 1880, were married Oct. 13, 
1896. Mennonites. Farmer and poultry fancier, and is a 
great factor in general church work. 

No. 181. Sixth Generation. 178. 

3) Annie B. Heatwole, born June 12, 1876, Mennonite, 
and James G. Coakley, born April 28, 1875, were married 
July 4, 1897. Blacksmith and machinist, Mt. Clinton, Va. 

1. Claude F. Coakley, July 21, 1898. 

2. Emerey B. Coakley, b. May 16, 1900. 

3. Glenn H. Coakley, b. Dec. 6, 1901. 

No. 182. Sixth Generation. 178. 

4) Melvin J. Heatwole, born Dec. 10, 1878, and Mollie 

G. Cofifman born Oct. 3, 1883, were married Jan. 22, 1903. 
Mennonites. 

1. Lora F. Heatwole, b. Nov. 3, 1903. 

No. 183. Sixth Generation. 178. 

5) Enos E. Heatwole, born Sept. 28, 1882, and Clara 
R. Shank, born Dec. 7, 1883, were married Oct. 25, 1903. 

No. 184. Fifth Generation. 50. 

3) John A. Rhodes, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 
12, 1851, married Lydia Hagin. They went to Ray county. 
Mo., where John A. mysteriously disappeared, and died 
in California, January, 1903. 

1. Georgie Rhodes, b. Oct. 12, 1882, Butte City, Montana. 

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2. Willie Rhodes, b. December, 1883, Butte City, Mon- 
tana. 
Both are Presbyterians and are employed by the Copper 
and Silver Mining Company. 

No. 185. Fifth Generation. 50. 

4) Martin B. Rhodes, born near Harrisonburg, Via., Jan. 
6, 1853, and Elisabeth BrunK, born March 22, 1854, were 
married Oct. 10, 1878. Living at Dayton, Va. 

1. Raleigh Clifford Rhodes, b. March 28, 1880. No. 186. 

2. Ina Susan Rhodes, b. Nov. 15, 1885. 

3. Vena Virginia Rhodes, b. Jan. 26, 1891. 

4. Samuel L. Rhodes, b. Jan. 27, 1896. 

No. 186. Sixth Generation. 185. 

1) Raleigh Clifford Rhodes, born March 28, 1880, and 
Rhoda Wenger, born Dec. 15, 1876, were married Sept. 
29, 1901. 

1. Mary Varland Rhodes, b. January, 1903. 

No. 187. Fifth Generation. 50. 

5) Elisabeth J. Rhodes, born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
July 23, 1854, married Levi Rhodes, Feb. 20, 1877. No 
children. Architect, Roanoke, Va. 

No. 188. Fifth Generation. 50. 

6) Lydia A. Rhodes, born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
March 19, 1856, and J. B. Heatwole, born Aug. 6, 1858, 
were married July 15, 1880. Address, Mt. Clinton, Va. 

1. Irvin Oliver Heatwole, b. Sept. 27, 1882. 

2. Franklin Pierce Heatwole, b. Sept. 14, 1884. 

3. Elis J. Heatwole, b. Nov. 23, 1886. 

4. Victor P. Heatwole, b. June 7, 1889. 

5. Luther Eastham Heatwole, b. July 15, 1892. 

6. Lula Olive Heatwole, b. July 21, 1894. 

7. Kirkley Rhodes Heatwole, b. Sept. 6, 1896. 

No. 189. Fifth Generation. 50. 
8) Mary M. Rhodes, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Dec. 
8, 1859, and Reuben S. Rhodes, born near Rushville, Va., 
May 26, 1858, were married Sept. 5, 1878. Mennonites. 
Farmer, Mole Hill, Va. 

1. Raleigh D. Rhodes, b. March 7, 1880. No. 190.- 

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2. Emmer F. Rhodes, b. Oct. 21, 1881, Mennonite. 

3. Lewis J. Rhodes, b. Oct. 14, 1883. 

4. Elsie V. Rhodes, b. Oct. 14, 1885, Mennonite. 

5. Annie M. Rhodes, b. Oct. 31, 1888, Mennonite. 

6. Webster C. Rhodes, b. March 8, 1890. 

7. Ida B. Rhodes, b. July 24, 1892. 

8. Paul T. Rhodes, b. July 28, 1894. 

9. Nettie E. Rhodes, b. Jan. 19, 1897. 

10. Peter R. Rhodes, b. Feb. 13, 1899. 

11. John H. Rhodes, b. April 6, 1901. 

12. Mary F. Rhodes, b. Oct. 12, 1903. 

No. 190. Sixth Generation. 189. 

1) Raleigh D. Rhodes, born March 7, 1880, married 
Lelia V. Keller Feb. 17, 1892. Mennonites, Rushville, Va. 

1. Jesse Reuben Rhodes, b. Sept. 7, 1903. 

No. 191. Fifth Generation. 50. 

9) Ida C. Rhodes, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Jan. 
8, 1862, married Erasmus Shank, Aug. 16, 1882. Minister 
of the Mennonite church, Waynesboro, Augusta Co., Va. 
For family see No. 201. They are cousins and come in 
History both ways. 

No. 192. Fifth Generation. 51. 

2) Annie Shank, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Oct. 3, 
1844, died April 12, 1868. Married George O. Roudabush 
Jan. 25, 1865. 

1. Fannie B. Roudabush, b. in Rockingham county, Va., 
Dec. 16, 1866. No. 432. 

No. 193. Fifth Generation. 51. 

4) Mary M. Shank, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Dec. 
29, 1849, married Robert J. Mason, Nov. 26, 1867. Pres- 
byterians, Waynesboro, Augusta Co., Va. 

1. Wm. Shank Mason, b. Nov. 22, 1868, d. Nov. 30, 1868. 

2. Nora V. Mason, b. April 4, 1870, d. Oct. 22, 1872. 

3. Irene Lydia Mason, b. June 23, 1883, Lutheran church. 

4. Robert L. Mason, b. July 24, 1886. 

No. 194. Fifth Generation. 51. 

5) Rebecca Shank, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Jan. 
3, 1853, and A. D. Weaver, born Nov. 3, 1847, were mar- 

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ried June 23, 1872. Farmer. Mennonites, Dale Enterprise, 
Va. 

1. Walter S. Weaver, b. at Dale Enterprise, Va., Aug. 
18, 1873. No. 195. 

2. O. B. Weaver, b. at Bridgewater, Va., Jan. 17, 1875. 
No. 196. 

3. R. Jacob Weaver, b. Mt. Clinton, Va., Oct. 13, 1877. 
No. 197. 

4. John W. Weaver, b. Mt. Clinton, Va., July 5, 1881. 
No. 198. 

5. Ward D. Weaver, b. Mt. Clinton, Va., Oct. 23, 1888, 
Single. 

6. Annie May Weaver, b. Mt. Clinton, Va., May 13, 1891, 
Single. 

No. 195. Sixth Generation. 194. 

1) Walter S. Weaver, born in Virginia, Aug. 18, 1873, 
married Maria E. Alfred Aug. 10, 1899. Teacher, Dayton^ 
Va. 

1. Meredith Alfred Weaver, b. November, 1901. 

No. 196. Sixth Generation. 194. 

2) O. B. Weaver, born at Bridgewater, Va., Jan. 17, 
1875, and Alice E. Swartz, born Nov. 27, 1877, were mar- 
ried Jan. 16, 1896. Farmer. Mennonite, Dale Enterprise, 
Va. 

1. Wade Hampton Weaver, b. Oct. 27, 1896. 

2. Fleta Pearl Weaver, b. July 31, 1899. 

3. Raymond A. Weaver, b. Feb. 9, 1901. 

No. 197. Sixth Generation. 194. 

3) R. Jacob Weaver, born at Mt. Clinton, Va., Oct. 13, 
1877, and Sallie A. Heatwole, born Nov. 17, 1881, were 
married Nov. 19, 1899, Mennonites. Farmer, Dayton, Va. 

1. Marion R. Weaver, b. Oct. 1, 1900. 

2. Carl Henry Weaver, b. Oct. 9, 1903. 

No. 198. Sixth Generation. 194. 

4) John W. Weaver, born at Mt. Clinton, Va., July 5, 
1881, and Orilla Bickel, born Sept. 29, 1883, were mar- 
ried April 17, 1904. Mennonite. Farmer, Orrville, Ohio. 

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No. 199. Fifth Generation. 51. 

6) Lydia Shank, born near Harrisonburg, Va., July 2, 
1856, died Sept. 14, 1898, and Wm. H. Suter, born June 

22, 1857, were married Sept. 25, 1879. Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. Oscar Marion Suter, b. June 21, 1880. 

2. Jacob Ward Enter, b. Sept. 2, 1882. 

3. Claude David Suter, b. Nov. 19, 1885. 

4. Mary Edna Suter, b. May 16, 1888. 

5. Vada Pearl Suter, b. June 26, 1891. 

No. 200. Fifth Generation. 51. 

7) Jacob Shank, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 

23, 1858, married Miss Vantrump, of Missouri, in 1878. 
Address, Rockingham, Ray Co., Mo. (Not reported.) 

No. 201. Fifth Generation. 51. 

8) Erasmus C. Shank, born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
Jan. 2, 1861, and Ida C. Rhodes, born at the same place, 
Jan. 24, 1862, were married Aug. 16, 1882. MerMionite 
minister, Waynesboro, Va. (Cousins, see No. 191.) 

1. James Aaron Shank, b. Feb. 20, 1883, d. Feb. 1883. 

2. Bertie Pearl Shank, b. Feb. 24, 1884. 

3. Ollie Frances Shank, b. Oct. 4, 1886. 

4. Joseph L. Shank, b. Jan. 11, 1889, d. Dec. 20, 1892. 

5. Infant Son Shank, b. Jan. 10, 1892, d. Jan. 10, 1892. 

6. Edna May Shank, b. Nov. 20, 1893. 

7. Jacob Rhodes Shank, b. Oct. 8, 1895. 

8. Annie M. Shank, b. March 22, 1898, d. Dec. 27, 1899. 

9. Eva Lee Shank, b. Jan. 17, 1901. 

10. Erasmus C. Shank, b. March 5, 1904. 

No. 202. Fifth Generation. 51. 

9) Isaac S. Shank, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Feb. 

24, 1863, married Rebecca J. Smith, April 12, 1883, who 
died. Mr. Shank married his second wife, Sophia E, 
Brenneman, of near Elida, Ohio. Mennonites. Farmer, 
Elida, Ohio. Related. For family see No. 633. 

No. 203. Fifth Generation. 51. 

10) Amos H. Shank, born near Harrisonburg, Va., May 
3, 1865, and Fannie C. Knicely, born May 5, 1864, were 
married July 12, 1883. Living at Hinton, Rockingham 
Co., Va. 

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1. Basel L. Shank, b. Nov. 11, 1883. 

2. Elsie B. Shank, b. Aug. 20, 1885. 

3. Wilmer O. Shank, b. March 22, 1887. 

4. Claude M. Shank, Aug. 25, 1888. 

5. Delia P. Shank, b. July 18, 1891, d. Jan. 16, 1893. 

6. Clifford O. Shank, b. March 15, 1894. 

No. 204. Fifth Generation. 52. 

1) Sophia C. Rhodes, born at Edom, Va., Nov. 17, 1850, 
married John T. Roudabush, Feb. 6, 1876. Methodist, 
Brooklyn, Poweshiek Co., Iowa. 

1. Gordy G. Roudabush, b. Oct. 29, 1876. 

2. Mamie E. Roudabush, b. Jan. 12, 1878. 

No. 205. Fifth Generation. 52. 

2) Anna M. Rhodes, born at Edom, Va., Oct. 17, 1852, 
died May 17, 1896, married Joseph Wenger Dec. 21, 1871. 
For family see No. 104. Address, Turleytown, Rocking- 
ham Co., Va. 

No. 206. Fifth Generation. 52. 

3) Emma S. Rhodes, born at Edom, Va., March 29, 
1856, married R. H. Brown Nov. 25, 1875. Milling busi- 
ness, Dayton, Va. 

1. H. H. Brown, b. at Edom, Va., Aug. 11, 1876. No. 
433. 

2. Bertie E. Brown, b. at Edom, Va., Aug. 2, 1879. No. 
434. 

3. Eva M. Brown, b. at Broadway, Va., Nov. 29, 1883, 
Single. 

4. Lulu V. Brown, b. at Broadway, Va., Aug. 17, 1887, 
Single. 

5. Marvin B. Brown, b. at Broadway, Va., March 23, 
1889, Single. 

No. 207. Fifth Generation. 52. 

5) Sallie A. Rhodes, born at Edom, Va., Oct. 23, 1862, 
married William H. Speck, Feb. 15, 1893. Methodist, 
Dalton, Ga. 

1. Luther Zirkle Speck, b. Aug. 19, 1894. 

2. Barnhardt Martin Speck, b. Dec. 9, 1896. 

3. Wm. Rhodes Speck, b. Oct. 4, 1898. 

4. Lucy Magdalene Speck, b. Oct. 26, 1903. 



No. 208. Fifth Generation. 53. 

2) Franklin Rufus Rhodes, born at Edom, Va., April 
18, 1854, and Laura M. Wood, born near Rawley Springs, 
Va., Feb. 1, 1861, were married Nov. 18, 1879. M. E. 
church South. Farmer, Linville, Va. 

1. Bessie Ann Rhodes, b. Dec. 3, 1880. No. 209. 

2. Sadie Arminta Rhodes, b. Jan. 16, 1884, Methodist. 

3. Johnny Lincoln Rhodes, b. Feb. 9, 1886, d. April 9, 
1888. 

4. Anista Anthony Rhodes, b. May 1, 1888. 

5. Gallon James Rhodes, b. Nov. 12, 1890. 

No. 209. Sixth Generation. 208. 

1) Bessie Ann Rhodes, born Dec. 3, 1880, and Eddy 
Custer, born at Genoa, Va., Dec. 5, 1875, were married 
May 16, 1899. M. E. church South. Mail clerk of South- 
ern Railroad. Address, Broadway, Va. 

1. Ruth Leona Guster, b. May 26, 1900. 

2. Willis Rhodes Guster, b. June 17, 1901. 

3. Maida Virginia Guster, b. May 5, 1903. 

No. 210. Fifth Generation. 53. 

3) Isaac Newton Rhodes, b. at Edom, Va., Jan. 26, 
1856, married Rebecca S. Zirkle, Nov. 5, 1885. Linville, 
Va. 

1. Lessie Maude Rhodes, b. Feb. 27, 1887. 

2. Ottie May Rhodes, b. March 26, 1889, d. Sept. 26, 
1889. 

3. Zirkle M. Rhodes, b. April 25, 1890. 

4. Hunter M. Rhodes, b. Feb. 1, 1893. 

5. Gleta M. Rhodes, b. May 7, 1895. 

No. 211. Fifth Generation. 53. 

4) Maggie A. Rhodes, born at Edom, Va., Jan. 22, 1858, 
and John W. Henton, born Jan. 21, 1854, were married 
November, 1879. M. E. church South, Buena Vista, Va. 

1. Everette G. Henton, b. Dec. 11, 1881, M. E., Paper- 
maker, 

2. Maggie L. Henton, b. March 17, 1897, M. E. 

No. 212. Fifth Generation. 53. 

5) Samuel J. Rhodes, born at Edom, Va., May 15, 1861, 

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married Lydia Catharine Niswander Oct. 27, 1888. Farm- 
ers, Linville Depot, Va. 

1. Minor G. Rhodes, b. April 11, 1890. 

2. Birt C Rhodes, b. Nov. 23, 1891. 

3. Virdie M. Rhodes, b. Nov. 25, 1894. 

4. Treva H. Rhodes, b. April 19, 1897. 

5. Lena Rhodes, b. Dec. 28, 1898. 

6. Flora D. Rhodes, b. Dec. 16, 1899. 

7. Earnest S. Rhodes, b. July 22, 1901. 

8. Nina Pearl Rhodes, b. April 21, 1903. 

No. 213. Fifth Generation. 53. 

6) Ida F. Rhodes, born at Edom, Va., Nov. 29, 1861, 
married Lewis Driver, of Versailles, Mo., Oct. 3, 1889. 
He was born March 17, 1861. Farmer, living at Mt. 
Clinton, Va. Mennonites. 

1. Rhodes Homer Driver, b. Aug. 5, 1890. 

2. Palmer Paul Driver, b. July 27, 1894, d. Sept. 17, 1894. 

3. Wayne Wilton Driver, b. Sept. 22, 1900. 

No. 214. Fifth Generation. 53. 

7) Charles L. Rhodes, born at Edom, Va., Oct. 27, 1863, 
married Ora V. Smith May 26, 1896. She was born Nov. 
16, 1875. Milling business, R. F. D. 6, Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. Charles Jennings Rhodes, b. June 9, 1897. 

2. Winnie Rhodes, b. June 30, 1898. 

3. Lillian F. Rhodes, b. Nov. 29, 1899. 

No. 215. Fifth Generation. 54. 

2) Anthony A. Brenneman was born near Edom, Va., 
Feb. 14, 1852. Feb. 8, 1876, he married Lucretia A. Wing- 
er, of Lawson, Mo., formerly of Botetourt county, Va. 
Missionary Baptist. He is in business at Liberty, Mo., 
fifteen miles northeast of Kansas City. In September, 
1903, he moved to a farm near Waurika, Comanche Co., 
Okla. 

1. John L. Brenneman, b. Nov. 28, 1876. No. 216. 

2. Oscar H. Brenneman, b. Dec. 22, 1880. No. 958. 

3. Myrtle M. Brenneman, b. June 20, 1882, d. Nov. 18, 
1882. 

4. Mollie M. Brenneman, b. Oct. 29, 1883. No. 959. 

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No. 216. Sixth Generation. 215. 

1) John L. Brenneman, born Nov. 28, 1876, married 
Ora Aultman, of Hamilton, Mo., June 12, 1901. In April 
of 1903, they moved on a farm near Waurika, Comanche 
Co., Okla. Missionary Baptist. 

No. 217. Fifth Generation. 54. 

3) Jacob H. Brenneman, born near Edom, Va., March 
29, 1854, married Emma Evans, of Millville, Mo., Feb. 9, 
1876. Baptists, St. John, Kans. 

1. Daisy L. Brenneman, b. Sept. 29, 1877. No. 218. 

2. Ella M. Brenneman, b. May 31, 1879. No. 219. 

3. Wm. L. Brenneman, b. Nov. 17, 1881, d. Sept. 15, 
1900. 

4. Ethel M. Brenneman, b. Nov. 19, 1884. No. 220. 

5. Henry D. Brenneman, b. Aug. 23, 1886. 

6. Blanche M. Brenneman, b. Sept. 10, 1893. 

7. Jennie M. Brenneman, b. Dec. 9, 1895. 

8. Carl E. Brenneman, b. April 15, 1898, d. May 31, 
1899. 

No. 218. oixth Generation. 217. 

1) Daisy L. Brenneman, born Sept. 29, 1877, married 
Lester A. Henry, of St. John, Kans., Nov. 15, 1899, St. 
John, Kans. 

1. Alletha A. Henry, b. Feb. 8, 1901. 

No. 219. Sixth Generation. 217. 

2) Ella M. Brenneman, born May 31, 1879. Salvation 
Army. She married Eldora H. Hawley Feb. 9, 1902. 
Christian church, Greensburg, Kansas. 

1. Edna May Hawley, born Nov. 22, 1902. 

No. 220. Sixth Generation. 217. 

4) Ethel M. Brenneman, born Nov. 19, 1884, married 
Arthur Ira (original not distinct) Dec. 24, 1901, Leesburg, 
Kans. 

No. 221. Fifth Generation. 54. 

4) Fannie A. Brenneman, born near Edom, Va., Sept. 
4, 1856, married Edward M. Winger, of Botetourt county, 
Va., Dec. 26, 1876. Missionary Baptist, Elmira, Mo. 
1. Martin D. Winger, b. Dec. 17, 1877, Baptist, d. Dec. 
3, 1896. 

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2. William H. Winger, b. Oct. 20, 1879. No. 717. 

3. Maude M. Winger, b. Nov. 27, 1880, d. Feb. 27, 1881. 

4. Ira L. Winger, b. April 15, 1884, d. Dec. 3, 1884. 

5. Earnest C. Winger, b. May 30, 1886, d. Sept. 21, 1886. 

6. Charles E. Winger, b. Oct. 3, 1887, d. March 1, 1888. 

7. Lulu M. Winger, b. Sept. 23, 1892. 

No. 222. Fifth Generation. 54. 

5) Virginia M. Brenneman, born near Edom, Va., Oct. 
13, 1858, married Wm. Kearns Strope Nov. 28, 1878. Chris- 
tian church, Turney, Mo., R. F. D. 1. 

1. George W. Strope, b. May 26, i880. No. 223. 

2. Martin L. Strope, b. Nov. 6, 1881. 

3. Minnie M. Strope, b. Oct. 24, 1883. 

4. Jennie E. Strope, b. March 3, 1885. 

No. 223. Sixth Generation. 222. 

1) George W. Strope, born May 26, 1870, married Hat- 
tie M. Basset June 15, 1902. Polo, Mo. 

No. 224. Fifth Generation. 54. 

6) Hettie C. Brenneman, born near Edom, Va., Oct. 
4, 1860. Brethren church. She married John B. Hardman 
of Gettysburg, Ohio, Feb. 4, 1886. Farmers, Polo, Mo., 
R. F. D. 1. 

1. Olin O. Hardman, b. April 10, 1887. 

No. 225. Fifth Generation. 54. 

7) Martin D. Brenneman, born near Edom, Va., March 
19, 1863. Died suddenly Sept. 5, 1886, while traveling in a 
moving wagon on the road to Arkansas. He married 
iisther O. Bosserman Sept. 29, 1884. Brethren church. 

1. Leo Leslie Brenneman, b. July 18, 1885. At college 
at Huntingdon, Pa. 

The widow married W. W. Kulp, Pottstown, Pa. 
No. 226. Fifth Generation. 54. 

8) Emma S. Brenneman, born near Edom, Va., Feb. 16, 
1865, married Charles H. Smart, May 1, 1887. M. E. 
church South, Polo, Caldwell Co., Mo. 

1. Edna E. Smart, b. Aug. 23, 1889. 

2. Blanche B. Smart, b. April 27, 1891. " 

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No. 227. Fifth Generation. 54. 

9) Minnie H. Brenneman who was born near Edom, 
Va., May 6, 1867, and died Feb. 1, 1900, married Jesse A. 
Moyer Nov. 3, 1898. Brethren church. Mr. Moyer mar- 
ried May Glenn Dec. 15, 1902. Millville, Ohiq.— H. C. H. 

1. Minnie M. Moyer, b. Jan. 21, 1900. 

No. 228. Fifth Generation. 54. 

10) Mary E. Brenneman, born at Morton, Ray Co., 
Mo., Sept. 5, 1869, married Christopher C. Brewer Nov. 
23, 1898. Missionary Baptist, Cowgill, Mo. Mr. Brewer 
and brother are in the furniture and undertaking busi- 
ness at the above address. — H. C. H. 

No. 229. Fifth Generation. 55. 

1) Fannie M. Shank, born near Dayton, Va., May 17, 

1852, married J. C. McNett Jan. 5, 1875. Dayton, Va. 

1. Laura V. McNett, born at Mt. Clinton, Va., Sept. 
22, 1876. No. 582. 

2. Clara B. McNett, b. at Mt. Clinton, Va., Dec. 12, 
1877. No. 583. 

3. Luther M. McNett, b. at Mt. Clinton, Va., Sept. 10, 
1879. 

4. Emma P. McNett, b. at Mt. Clinton, Va., Sept. 25, 
1881. No. 584. 

5. Wm. C. McNett, b. at Mt. Clinton, Va., Feb. 12, 
1883. 

6. Mattie J. McNett, b. at Dayton, Va., April 29, 1885. 

7. Arthur B. McNett, b. at Dayton, Va., June 19, 1887. 

8. Tracie K. McNett, b. at Dayton, Va., June 14, 1891. 

9. Elsie M. McNett, b. at Dayton, Va., Feb. 18, 1893. 
10. Atlee F. McNett, b. at Dayton, Va., Jan. 7, 1896. 

No. 230. Fifth Generation. 55. 

2) Hettie M. Shank, born near Dayton, Va., Aug. 2, 

1853, and David H. Burkholder, born same place Jan. 
16, 1852, were married April 17, 1873. Mennonites, Har- 
risonburg, Va. Cousins. (See No. 400 for family.) 

No. 231. Fifth Generation. 55. 

3) John W. Shank, born near Dayton, Va., Oct. 27, 1854, 
and Hannah F. Heatwole, born July 24, 1856, were mar- 
ried Oct. 20, 1878. Mennonites, Rushville, Va. 

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1. Sallie E. Shank, b. Jan. 15, 1880, and Jacob Kiser, 
b. Nov. 22, 1880, were married Dec. 20, 1900, Menno- 
nites, Harrisonburg, Va. 

2. Irvin C. Shank, b. Nov. 7, 1881, d. June 15, 1896. 

3. Clara ^ate Shank, b. Dec. 7, 1883, and Enos Heat- 
wole, b. Sept. 23, 1883, were married October, 1903. 
Mennonites, Rushville, Va. 

4. Bertha V. Shank, b. Oct. 31, 1885, and Joseph L. 
Knicely, b. Nov. 29, 1882, were married October, 
1903. Mennonites, Rushville, Va. 

5. Kent M. Shank, b. Jan. 1, 1888, Mennonite. 

6. Frank M. Shank, b. Oct. 9, 1890. 

7. Annie M. Shank, March 18, 1893. 

8. Glenn W. Shank, b. Dec. 8, 1895. 

9. Wade H. Shank, b. Jan. 21, 1898. 
10. Fannie I. Shank, b. June 12, 1900. 

No. 232. Fifth Generation. 55. 

4) Catharine Shank, born near Dayton, Va., Dec. 2, 
1855, and Martin A. Lehman, born May 22, 1854, were mar- 
ried Oct. 29, 1874. The latter died Oct. 8, 1904. Har- 
risonburg, Va. 

1. Lydia F. Lehman, b. Aug. 8, 1875, m. James H. 
Shank, Feb. 20, 1895. 

2. Ada V. Lehman, b. Jan. 7, 1877, m. Perry J. Blosser, 
Jan. 9, 1902. 

3. Charles L. Lehman, b. Sept. 25, 1878, d. July 26, 1898. 

4. Michael A. Lehman, b. Sept. 20, 1880, m. Fannie 
Baker Oct. 31, 1900. 

5. John C. Lehman, b. Aug. 17, 1882. 

6. Joseph M. Lehman, b. Apr. 5, 1884. 

7. Abbie C. Lehman, b. March 8, 1886. 

8. Emory A. Lehman, b. Oct. 30, 1887, d. Feb. 8, 1897. 

9. Hannah M. Lehman, b. Jan. 31, 1890. 

10. Ottilia M. Lehman, b. Aug. 11, 1891. 

11. Bayard E. Lehman, b. Oct. 11, 1892. 
• 12. Delia P. Lehman, b. Dec. 16, 1893. 

13. Roy J. Lehman, b. Dec. 31, 1894. 

14. Isa. D. Lehman, b. July 4, 1896. 

15. Weaver C. Lehman, b. Dec. 18, 1897. 

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No. 233. Fifth Generation. 55. 

5) Charles G. Shank, born near Dayton, Va., Feb. 25, 
1857, married Fannie Weaver, Aug. 6, 1880. Harrison- 
burg, Va. 

1. Reuben D. Shank, b. March 29, 1882, d. April 5, 
1882. 

2. Effie C. Shank, b. April 27, 1883, single, Mennonite. 

3. Nannie E. Shank, b. Oct. 18, 1884, single, Mennonite. 

4. Elmer D. Shank, b. June 21, 1886, single, Mennonite. 

5. Joseph Shank, b. Dec. 1, 1887, d. Dec. 18, 1887. 
/6. Infant son Shank, b. Feb., 1889, d. Feb., 1889. 

7. Infant son Shank, b. June 25, 1890, d. June 26, 1890. 

8. Maggie F. Shank, b. July 24, 1891. 

9. Lewis W. Shank, b. June 17, 1893. 

10. Emanuel J. Shank, b. May 9, 1895 ) ^^j^^ 

11. Samuel A. Shank, b. May 9, 1895 [ ^^"^" 

12. Infant son Shank, b. Feb. 14, 1898, d. Feb. 15, 1898. 

13. John Wm. Shank, b. March 27, 1899. 

14. Mary R. Shank, b. Feb. 21, 1902. 

No. 234. Fifth Generation. 55. 

6) Laura Shank who was born near Dayton, Va., Oct. 8, 
1860, and died June 12, 1905, married Hugh A. Heatwole 
Aug. 10, 1879. Auctioneer, Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. Ward A. Heatwole, b. Feb. 25, 1884. 

2. Howard H. Heatwole, b. Nov. 8, 1886. 

3. Wilmer H. Heatwole, b. July 28, 1891. 

No. 235. Fifth Generation. 55. 

8) Jacob L. Shank, born near Dayton, Va., July 18, 
1870, married Fannie Good Dec. 20, 1891. Harrisonburg, 
Va. 

1. Ward Dewitt Shank, b. at Rushville, Va., Dec. 28, 
1892. 

2. Welden M. Shank, b. at Dayton, Va., Aug. 17, 1894. 

3. Daniel G. Shank, b. July 30, 1896. 

4. David C. Shank, b. June 21, 1898, d. June 28, 1898. 
5.' Wilmer P. Shank, b. Sept. 21, 1899. 

6. Annie Ruth Shank, b. Oct. 11, 1901. 

7. Mary F. Shank, b. June 8, 1893. 

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No. 236. Fifth Generation. 56. 

1) Maggie E. Beery, born near Edom, Va., Oct. 1, 1861, 
married William H. Sipe Dec. 21, 1882. Brethren. Mer- 
chant and farmer, Bridgewater, Va. 

1. Nellie Catharine Sipe, b. Aug. 10, 1887. 

2. Herbert Beery Sipe, b. June 27, 1889. 

3. Wm. Edgar Sipe, b. June 20, 1891. 

4. Maggie Irene Sipe, b. Jan. 30, 1893. 

5. Jennings Neff Sipe, b. Jan. 3, 1895. 

6. Ethel Virginia Sipe, b. March 3, 1897. 

7. Minnie Laura Sipe, b. July 22, 1898. 

No. 237. Fifth Generation. 56. 

2) Minnie D. Beery, born near Edom, Va., Dec. 22, 
1864, married Samuel L. Hoover, Nov. 13, 1888. Merchant, 
farmer and general manager of telephone system. Win- 
chester, Va. 

1. Samuel Beery Hoover, b. June 18, 1898. 

No. 238. Fifth Generation. 56. 

3) Annie E. Beery, born near Edom, Va., Oct. 12, 1866, 
and Joseph W. Geil, born same place Oct. 8, 1858, were 
married Dec. 8, 1885. Mennonites, in which church Mr. 
Geil is a minister. Cousins, and for family see No. 145. 
Broadway, Va. 

No. 239. Fifth Generation. 56. 

4) Laura K. Beery, born near Edom, Va., Aug. 23, 
1868, married David H. Beery, of Fairfield county, Ohio, 
Sept. 18, 1894. Cousins (See No. 164). United Evangelical 
church. Farmer, Lancaster, Ohio. 

No. 240. Fifth Generation. 56. 

5) Edwin M. Beery, born near Edom, Va., July 12, 1871. 
Still single (1904). Physician at the Riverside Hospital, 
New York City. 

No. 241. Fifth Generation. 56. 

6) Olive V. Beery, born near Edom, Va., July 11, 1875, 
married Dewitt A. Swank Dec. 17, 1895. Milling busi- 
ness and farming, Edom, Va. 

1. Dewitt Raymond Swank, b. Nov. 24, 1898. 

2. John Howard Swank, b. Sept. 25, 1904. 

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No. 242. Fifth Generation. 56. 

7) Nellie C. Beery, born near Edom, Va., Nov. 7, 1880, 
married Joseph H. Ward, Oct. 21, 1902. Bridgewater, Va. 

1. Marian C. Ward, b. Sept. 28, 1903. 

2. Jessie Rolland Ward, b. Oct. 24, 1904. 

No. 243. Fifth Generation. 57. 

2) Emmer B. Rhodes who was born near Broadway, 
Va., May 23, 1856, and died Oct. 23, 1885, married Kate , 
A. Long, Oct. 25, 1882, who also died. 

1. Georgia Lee Rhodes, b. Aug. 10, 1884. Broadway, 
Va. 

No. 244. Fifth Generation. 57. 

3) Dr. Marion B. Rhodes, born near Broadway, Va., 
Nov. 24, 1857, married Emma Myers Nov. 14, 1883. Farm- 
er, Cross Keys, Va. 

1. Daphna L. Rhodes, b. Sept. 16, 1885. 

2. Audley D. Rhodes, b. Aug. 17, 1887. 

3. Lynn Myers Rhodes, b. June 30, 1890. 

No. 245. Fifth Generation. 57. 

4) Virginia F. Rhodes, born near Broadway, Va., July 
3, 1859, married John A. Yates Oct. 19, 1876. Broadway, 
Va. 

1. Ollie C. Yates, b. March 24, 1880. 

2. Pearl R. Yates, b. July 6, 1881. 

3. Lucy May Yates, b. Jan. 6, 1883. 

4. Herman R. Yates, b. Feb. 20, 1885. 

5. Julia F. Yates, b. April 11, 1886. 

6. Ira C. Yates, b. Dec. 20, 1887. 

7. Jacob S. Yates, b. April 20, 1889. 

8. Lula M. Yates, b. May 4, 1891. 

9. Alice A. Yates, b. July 31, 1892. 

* 10. Nina B. Yates, b. Nov. 23, 1893. 

11. Infant Yates, b. May 30, 1895. ) twins, 

12. Infant Yates, b. May 30, 1895. [ d. sarne day. 

13. Leonard D. Yates, b. April 2, 1897. 

No. 246. Fifth Generation. 57. 

5) Alice M. Rhodes who was born near Broadway, Va., 
April 4, 1861, and died Feb. 10, 1900, married W. H. Bartle 
June 12, 1878. Broadway, Va. 

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1. Oscar M. Bartle, b. April 19, 1^79. 

2. Ressie P. Bartle, b. Jan. 8, 1881. No. 585. 

3. Mary Irene Bartle, b. April 6, 1883. No. 586. 

4. Beatrice W. Bartle, b. April 20, 1893. 

5. Robert R. Bartle, b. Sept. 1, 1896. 

No. 247. Fifth Generation. 57. 

6) Raleigh N. Rhodes, born near Broadway, Va., Sept. 
. 8, 1862, married Sallie C. Simmers Sept. 11, 1884. Breth- 
ren, Broadway, Va. 

1. Theresa V. Rhodes, b. June 21, 1888. 

No. 248. Fifth Generation. 57. 

8) Luther H. Rhodes, born near Broadway, Va., Nov. 
11, 1867, married Ella M. Nair, Nov. 6, 1892. Broadway, 
Va. 

1. Naomi Rhodes, b. Feb. 21, 1896. 
, 2. Rita May Rhodes, b. Sept. 23, 1898. 
3. Hazel R. Rhodes, b. July 26, 1902. 

No. 249. Fifth Generation. 57. 

10) Ira J. Rhodes, born near Broadway, Va., June 10, 
1871, married Jennie Gibbons, of West Virginia, Nov. 
28, 1900. Cashier of Bank, Welsh, W. Va. 

1. Elisabeth Rhodes, b. Dec. 10, 1902. 

2. Catharine Rhodes, b. April 6, 1904. 

No. 250. Fifth Generation. 58. 

1) Mary Lula Beery, born near Edom, Va., July 2, 1868, 
and Isaac B. Wenger, born at the same place Oct. 10, 
1860, were married June 4, 1895. Linville Depot, Va. 
Cousins. For family see No. 108. 

No. 251. Fifth Generation. 58. 

2) Alaggie V. Beery, born near Edom, Va., Oct. 31, 1869, 
and Jesse Thomas Rice, born at Rushville, Va., June 11, 
1868, were married Oct. 10, 1893. Merchant, Lewisburg, 
W. Va., later Farmer, Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. Thelma Beery Rice, b. Oct. 28, 1894, d. July 8, 1895. 

2. Theron Jennings Rice, b. April 13, 1896. 

3. Joseph Calvin Rice, b. May 17, 1898. 

4. Infant son Rice, b. June 1, 1900, d. June 17, 1900. 

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5. Janie Margaret Rice, b. Dec. 30, 1901. 

6. Elisabeth Finikhouser Rice, b. Jan. 17, 1903. 

No. 252. Fifth Generation. 58. 

3) Theresa U. Beery, born near Edom, Va., Oct. 9, 
1871, married Emmer R. Shank June 8, 1897. Professor 
of Mathematics, University at Memphis, Tennessee. Home 
address, Edom, Rockingham Co., Va. 

No. 253. Fifth Generation. 58. 

5) Isa Nellie Beery, born near Edom, Va., April 26, 
1875, and John J. Wenger, born at same place Oct. 16, 
1866, were married Aug, 23, 1899. Mennonite, Linville 
Depot, Va. Cousins. See No. 111. 

No. 254. Fifth Generation. 58. 

6) Thomas P. Beery, born near Edom, Va., Sept. 15, 
1877, and Clara A. Nothnagle, born Aug. 24, 1878, married 
April 6, 1904. Harrisonburg, Va. 

No. 255. Fifth Generation. 58. 

7) Roy Perry Beery, born near Edom, Va., Nov. 4, 
1879, married Elisabeth F. Whitmore April 29, 1902. 
Edom, Va. 

No. 256. Fifth Generation. 58. 

8) Maida E. Beery, born near Edom, Va., July 28, 1881, 
married Aldine Beach, of Luray, Page Co., Va., Feb. 24, 
1904. 

No. 257. Fifth Generation. 59. 

4) Stuart Beery, born at Edom, Va., Oct. 22, 1872, mar- 
ried Bessie McMellen Sept. 29, 1899. Mr. Beery is clerk- 
ing at the shipyard at Newport News, Va. See No. 553, 
as Mr. Beery's parents were cousins. 

No. 258. Fifth Generation. 59. 

7) Clara Beery, born at Edom, Va., June 5, 1877, mar- 
ried Dr. B. W. Switzer Oct. 11, 1898. Physician, Mt. 
Crawford, Va. See No. 554, as Clara's parents were cous- 
ins. 

No. 259. Fifth Generation. 61. 

4) Maude M. Zirkle, born at Edom, Va., March 30, 

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1876, married E. C. Roller June 1, 1897. Farmer and 
trucker, Covington, Va. 

1. Warren Zirkle Roller, b. March 24, 1898. 

2. Harry Burgess Roller, b. April 1, 1900. 

3. Robert Grattan Roller, b. April 7, 1901. 

4. Matilda Magdaline Roller, b. May 27, 1902. 

5. Hubert Luther Roller, b. May 22, 1903. 

No. 2591^. Fifth Generation. 62. 

1) Jacob L. Hawse, born near Edom, Rockingham Co., 
Va., Nov. 15, 1865, and J. Ellen Cowgill, born in Indiana, 
Sept. 24, 1870, were married Oct. 30, 1888. Mr. Hawse 
came from Virginia to Missouri March 11, 1886 and is a 
farmer. Kingston, Caldwell Co., Mo. 

1. Blanche Hawse, b. Nov. 2, 1889. 

2. Infant son Hawse, b. August 12, 1892, d. Dec. 1, 1892. 

3. Cleta M. Hawse, b. June 25, 1894. 

4. Jesse C. Hawse, b. Feb. 24, 1905. 

No. 260. Fifth Generation. 62. 

2) John J. Hawse, born near Edom, Rockingham Co., 
Va., Sept. 28, 1866, married Dora B. Swank Oct. 15, 1889. 
ne is a member of the wholesale grocery firm of Snell 
& Co., Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. Virgil Paul Hawse, b. April 20, 1891. 

2. Mary Irene Hawse, b. Jan. 6, 1894, d. June 17, 1898. 

3. Gladys Arline Hawse, b. May 27, 1902. 

4. Harold Swank Hawse, b. Feb. 9, 1904, d. Sept. 19, 
1904. 

No. 261. Fifth Generation. 62. 

3) Maggie L. Hawse, born near Edom, Va., July 23, 
1868, married W. F. Myers Oct. 3, 1887. Tombstone 
marble works, Mt. Clinton, Va. 

1. Lena E. Myers, b. Dec. 19, 1888. 

2. Freda E. Myers, b. Oct. 8, 1892. 

No. 262. Fifth Generation. 62. 

4) Enos T. Hawse, born near Edom, Va., Nov. 27, 1869, 
married Maggie Riggleman, Springfield, W. Va. No chil- 
dren. 

No. 263. Fifth Generation. 62. 

7) Mary B. Hawse, born near Edom, Va., May 17, 1873, 

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married B. C. Fechtig Dec. 15, 1891. 626 Howard St., 
Spokane, Washington. No children. 

No. 264. Fifth Generation. 62. 

8) Jasper L. Hawse, born near Edom, Va., April 8, 
1875, married Elisabeth Markli, of Lexington, Va., Nov. 
21, 1900. Railroad man, 1266 Battery Ave., Baltimore, 
Md. 

1. Ivis Hawse, b. June 1, 1903. 

No. 265. Fifth Generation. 62. 

9) Lillie D. Hawse, born near Edom, Va., Feb. 9, 1877, 
married W. F. Atkinson, of Baltimore, Md., Oct. 5, 1898. 
117 N. Patterson Park Ave., Baltimore, Md. 

1. William F. Atkinson, b. July 10, 1899. 

No. 266. Fifth Generation. 62. 

11) Ella Kate Hawse, born near Edom, Va., March 9, 
1880, married Lewis Riggles Oct. 3, 1900. Takoma Park, 
Washington, D. C. 
.1. Lewis H. Riggles, b. Nov. 23, 1901. 

2. Bessie B. Riggles, b. June 24, 1904. 

■ No. 267. Fifth Generation. 63. 

1) Joseph William Beery, born June 9, 1867, married 
Sarah Sanders May 9, 1897. Teacher in Colorado. 
1. Bernis Lydia Beery, b. March 12, 1898. 

No. 268. Fifth Generation. 63. 

3) Maggie Olive Beery, born Nov. 1, 1870, married B. 
H. Anderson in 1892. 

1. Lola Anderson, b. May 11, 1894. 

2. Herschel B. P. Anderson, b. July 11, 1900. 

No. 269. Fifth Generation. 63. 

4) Dewitt Aldine Beery, born July 9, 1872, married Jen- 
nie Slavens, Aug. 23, 1898. Minister, M. E. church South, 
and is at the theological school at Madison, New Jersey. 

1. Bethel Beery, b. May 25, 1899. 

2. Ruth Beery, b. May 18, 1901. 

No. 270. Fifth Generation. 63. 

6) Viola May Beery, born March 25, 1876, married S. 
E. Yokely, June 18, 1896. 

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1. Catharine Delphia Yokely, b. July 31, 1897. 

2. Gladys Ann Yokely, b. Aug. 19, 1899. 

3. Garland A. Yokely, b. June 29, 1901. 

No. 271. Sixth Generation. 90. 

1) Christena C. Flory, born near South English, Iowa, 
Oct. 15, 1862, married Fred E. Brown, of California, May 
8, 1890, who is engaged in the wholesale honey shipping 
business at Hanford, Kings Co., Cal. 

1. Jessie May Brown, b. Nov. 30, 1891. ) 

2. Jacie Mary Brown, b. Nov. 30, 1891. f ^^^"^• 

3. Roy Jacob Brown, b. Oct. 15, 1893. 

4. Earl William Brown, b. Dec. 6, 1896. 

5. Ray Alvin Brown, b. Dec. 4, 1900. 

6. Zenas Clyde Brown, b. Feb. 13, 1902, d. Oct. 19, 1902. 
The above Jessie May Brown is the legal heir to 

the German Souvenir, as mentioned in the 

pages following the Preface in the 

front part of this book. 

No. 272. Sixth Generation. 90. 

2) Joseph H. Flory, born near South English, Iowa, 
March 2, 1864, married Alice Webber, of California, May 
6, 1890. Live in California. 

1. Everett Edward Flory, b. in Cal., Jan. 27, 1891. 

2. Lawrence Henry Flory, b. in Cal., Aug. 29, 1893. 

3. Lyle Kenneth Flory, b. in Cal., Aug. 27, 1898. 

No. 273. Sixth Generation. 90. 

3) Isaac D. Flory, born near South English, Iowa, Oct. 
4, 1865, married Ida Broadhurst, of California, Nov. 6, 
1889. Lemoore, Cal. 

1. Lambert Grove Flory, b. in Cal., Sept. 16, 1891. 

2. Leta Goldie Flory, b. in Cal., Jan. 24, 1894. 

No. 274. Sixth Generation. 90. 

4) Sarah E. Flory, born near South English, Iowa, June 
10, 1867, married George W. Barker, of California, Dec. 21, 
1888. 

1. Isaac Clayton Barker, b. in Cal, Nov. 27, 1889. 

2. Hazel Marguerite Barker, b. in Cal., Aug. 28, 1891. 

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3. Berdina Elisabeth Barker, b. in Cal., July 27, 1893. 

4. Mabra laleen Barker, b. in Cal., Dec. 9, 1903. 

No. 275. Sixth Generation. 90. 

5) Charles F. Flory, born near South English, Iowa, 
Aug. 2, 1870, married Minta Brouhard, of California, Jan. 
13, 1892. Lemoore, Cal. 

1. Vesta Pearl Flory, b. in Cal., June 28, 1893. 

2. Charles Cleo Flory, b. in Cal., Dec. 5, 1899. 

No. 276. Sixth Generation. 90. 

6) Jacob Andrew Flory, born in California, Dec. 2, 1873, 
married Constance Doty, of California, Dec. 27, 1899. Le- 
moore, Cal. 

1. Delores Flory, b. in Cal., Nov. 16, 1900. 

2. Lena Atwood Flory, b. in Cal., May 15, 1902. 

3. Alta May Flory, b. in Cal., Dec. 26, 1903. 

No. 277. Sixth Generation. 93. 

1) Charles W. Garber, born near Knightly, Va., March 
16, 1870, married Belle Mauck, Jan. 29, 1890. Knightly, 
Va. 

1. Everett M. Garber, b. Nov. 6, 1890. 

2. Addie S. Garber, b. Jan. 9, 1893. 

No. 278. Sixth Generation. 93. 

2) Homer B. Garber, b. near Knightly, Va., Aug. 30, 
1874, married Maggie J. Monger, Aug. 11, 1897. 

1. Hallie J. Garber, b. May 31, 1898. 

2. May M. Garber, b. Jan. 28, 1901. 

No. 279. Sixth Generation. 94. 

1) Ida C. Wampler, born in Augusta county, Virginia, 
Aug. 30, 1869, died Oct. 30, 1896. She had married Frank 
Diehl, Oct. 15, 1895. 

No. 280. Sixth Generation. 94. 

2) Bertie C. Wampler, born in Augusta county, Vir- 
ginia, Feb. 13, 1871, married Jacob Jones Dec. 25, 1889. 

1. Boyd Grove Jones, b. Oct. 29, 1890. 

2. Amelia E. Jones, b. Jan. 9, 1893. 

3. Erma C. Joifes, b. July 5, 1895. 

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4. Jacob E. Jones, b. Oct. 14, 1898. 

5. Mary V. Jones, b. Jan. 8, 1902. 

No. 281. Sixth Generation. 94. 

3) Bettie Wampler, born in Augusta county, Virginia, 
Aug. 7, 1872, married Taylor Weller, Dec. 25, 1890. 

1. Erskine Weller, b. Nov. 17, 1891. 

2. John E. Weller, b. Jan. 25, 1894. 

No. 282. Sixth Generation. 96. 

1) Effie L. Borden, born in Augusta county, Virginia, 
March 7, 1873, married J. F. Bellinger Dec. 19, 1895. 
Rolla, Va. 

No. 283. Sixth Generation. 96. 

2) Arthur G. Borden, born at Laurel Hill, Augusta Co., 
Va., Sept. 13, 1877, married Mamie C. Woodson Dec. 23, 
1896, and went to California in 1901. Hanford, Cal. 

1. Ethel Lee Borden, b. in Virginia, Nov. 12, 1897. 

2. Henry Franklin Borden, b. in California, Sept. 14, 
1902. 

No. 284. Sixth Generation. 97. 

1) John H. Grove, born near Cane Station, Va., Jan. 28, 

1875, married March 12, 1902. Bowdon, N. 

Dak. 

No. 285. Sixth Generation. 98. 

1) Sallie Estelle Grove, born in Virginia, Feb. 20, 1879, 
was married Feb. 10, 1897, to H. W. Teats, who was born 
Nov. 24, 1864. Somerville, Va. 

1. Ruby Ernestine Teats, b. March 6, 1898. 

2. Noble Oscar Teats, b. Aug. 20, 1899. 

3. Ella Violet Teats, b. May 8, 1901. 

4. Gilbert Teats, b. April 18, 1903. 

No. 286. Sixth Generation. 99. 

1) Araminta F. Grove, born near New Hope, Va., Jan. 4, 
1879, married Joseph Weaver Jan. 2, 1902. Waynesboro, 
Va. 

No. 287. Sixth Generation. 100. 

1) Annie R. Myers, born near Harrisonburg, Va., July 
3, 1874, married John W. Showalter Jan. 30, 1894. Lin- 
ville Depot, Va. 

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1. Clara Showalter, b. Feb. 26, 1897. 

2. Lillie Showalter, b. March 30, 1899. 

3. Isadora Showalter, b. March 13, 1902. 

4. Effie N. Showalter, b. Aug. 14, 1903. 

5. John W. D. Showalter, b. Dec. — , 1904. 

No. 288. Sixth Generation. 100. 

2) John W. S. Myers, born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
May 28, 1876, married Annie E. Miller Oct. 22, 1901. Har- 
risonburg, Va. 

1. EHsabeth C. Myers, b. October, 1902. 

2. Alvin P. Myers, b. October, 1904. 

No. 289. Sixth Generation. 100. 

3) Elisabeth S. Myers, born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
Nov. 17, 1877, married S. D. Zigler June 30, 1900, who is 
a minister in the Brethren church. Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. John M. Zigler, b. June 30, 1901. 

2. Earl M. Zigler, b. Jan. 12, 1903. 

3. Ruth Zigler, b. June 26, 1905. 

No. 290. Sixth Generation. 101. 

1) Bettie A. Wenger, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Jan. 
10, 1882, married B. M. Hedrick Feb. 18, 1900. Bridge- 
water, Va. 

1. M. Raymond Hedrick, b. April 29, 1902. 

2. Bayard M. Hedrick, b. July 9, 1903. 

No. 291. Sixth Generation. 102. 

1) Alice Blosser, born March 1, 1871, married Samuel 
Loveman, merchant at Chattanooga, Tenn. He died Jan. 

10, 1904. 

1. Earnest Loveman, b. Oct. 13, 1895. 

2. Margaret Loveman, b. Sept. 2, 1900, d. March 22, 1904. 

No. 291^. Sixth Generation. 102. 

2) Clarence Blosser, born June 3, 1874, married Rose 
White Steinhagen Sept. 15, 1904, of 32 Carnegie Way, At- 
lanta, Ga. Address, Residence, 23 W. North Avenue. 
Office, 40 Walton St., Atlanta, Georgia. 

Mr. Blosser is president and business manager of the 
Dr. Blosser Medical Company which was organized into 
a joint stock company several years ago. In addition 

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to the large mail order business in the Catarrh Cure and 
other remedies, the company does a large printing and 
publishing business, including a general job printing in 
publishing books, and printing weekly and monthly pa- 
pers, such as the " Wesleyan Christian Advocate," of 
which there is a circulation of over 10,000 copies. The 
entire business gives employment to about one hundred 
persons, and has been steadily growing from year to 
year, including a handsome income. 

No. 29134. Sixth Generation. 102. 

5) Dr. Roy Blosser, born Jan. 12, 1882. Single. 40 
Walton St., Altanta, Ga. Dr. Roy has been connected 
with his father and brother in the Medical Company, has 
graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons 
in Atlanta, Ga., and is now taking another course in the 
Jefferson Medical College, of the same city, from which 
he expects to graduate in the early part of 1906. 

No. 292. Sixth Generation. 104. 

1) Clara A. Wenger, born near Cowan, Va., Oct. 19, 
1872, and David S. Geil, born near Edom, Va., Nov. 25, 
1862, were married Oct. 8, 1890. Sky, Rockingham Co., 
Va. Cousins (see No. 372). 

1. Joseph Earl Geil, b. Jan. 17, 1892. 

2. Abraham Ward Geil, b. Sept. 7, 1894. 

3. David Paul Geil, b. April 13, 1898. 

4. Jacob Clarence Geil, b. Aug. 1, 1900. 

5. Annie Elisabeth Geil, b. Oct. 16, 1901. 

6. Maida Pearl Geil, b. Feb. 25, 1904. 

No. 293. Sixth Generation. 104. 

2) Claries R. Wenger, born near Cowan, Va., Sept. 16, 
1874, and Emma C. Fulk, born Dec. 23, 1878, were married 
Oct. 18, 1898. They moved to near Brooklyn, Iowa, in 
1902. Cousins (see No. 369). 

1. Paul Byron Wenger, b. Nov. 9, 1899. 

2. Virgie Merl Wenger, b. May 25, 1902. 

No. 294. Sixth Generation. 104. 

3) Joseph L. Wenger, born near Cowan, Va., April 19, 
1876, married Miss Zirkle. Brooklyn, Iowa. Failed to 
report. 

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No. 295. Sixth Generation. 104. 

S) Emma C. Wenger, born near Cowan, Va., Aug. 21, 
1880, married Mr. Dutrow, of Iowa. Brooklyn, Iowa. 
Failed to report. 

No. 296. Sixth Generation. 114. 

1) Sarah E. Shank, born in Morgan county, Missouri, 
Oct. 15, 1873, married Daniel L. Mohler, of Leeton, Mo., 
Dec. 28, 1892, and shortly after marriage settled in Florida. 
In 1895 they returned to their present home. Sarah E. 
united with the Mennonite church in 1891, being baptized 
by John S. Coffman (deceased). In 1897 she united with 
the Brethren church. Daniel L. Mohler was chosen to the 
ministry in the Brethren church in 1897 and to the elder- 
ship in 1904. Leeton, Johnson Co., Mo. 

1. John Lewis Mohler, b. Nov. 21, 1895. 

2. Mary Alice Mohler, b. July 13, 1897. 

3. Florence Elisabeth Mohler, b. Sept. 19, 1898. 

4. Fannie Rose Mohler, b. Jan. 6, 1902. 

5. Joseph Moses Mohler, b. Feb. 3, 1904. 

No. 2961/2. Sixth Generation. 114. 

3) John R. Shank, born in Morgan county, Missouri, 
Aug. 19, 1877. Single. He has for a number of years 
been attending the Mennonite school at Elkhart and later 
at Goshen, Ind; March 1, 1905, was ordained to the min- 
istry in the Mennonite church and immediately sent to 
serve the new congregation at Pea Ridge, Marion Co., 
Mo. He is a noble man and an efficient Bible student, 
and it is predicted that he will be successful. Address, 
Palmyra, Mo.— J. H. W. 

No. 297. Sixth Generation. 114. 

4) Mollie C. Shank, born in Morgan county, Missouri, 
July 5, 1878, married Daniel Kauffman, Feb. 6, 1902. He 
is a bishop in the Mennonite church. Versailles, Mo. 

1. Homer M. Kaufifman, b. May 29, 1903. 

2. Eunice Kauffman, b. Nov. 7, 1904. 

No. 298. Sixth Generation. 119. 

1) John D. Suter, born near Harrisonburg, Va., July 17, 
1868, married Sallie Cline December, 1892. Rushville, Va. 

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1. Mary Ann Suter, b. April 5, 1893. 

2. Treva Pearl Suter, b. Aug. 11, 1895. 

3. Jacob Boyd Suter, b. Aug. 20, 1898. 

4. John Samuel Suter, b. April 8, 1901. 

5. Joseph Daniel Suter, b. Oct. 3, 1903. 

No. 299. Sixth Generation. 119. 

2) Isaac C. Suter, born near Harrisonburg, Va„ Aug. 12, 
1869, married Bettie Swank Oct. 18, 1898, Harrisonburg, 
Va. 

1. Weldon Ottilon Suter, b. July 3, 1900. 

2. Benjamin Franklin Suter, b. Aug. 24, 1901. 

No. 300. Sixth Generation. 119. 

3) Andrew G. Suter, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Jan. 
8, 1871, married Verdie Good December, 1894. Chrisman, 
Va. 

1. Dewitt Roy Suter, b. June 21, 1896, d. Aug. 20, 1897. 

2. Lillian May Suter, b. May 9, 1898. 

3. Anna Esther Suter, b. iMarch 25, 1901. d. Aug. 2, 1904. 

4. George Andrew Suter, b. Jan. 5, 1903, d. Aug. 25, 
1904. 

No. 301. Sixth Generation. 119. 

4) Mary A. Suter, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Feb. 9, 
1873, married John F. Sharps Oct. 20, 1896. Harrison- 
burg, Va. 

1. Ralph Conrad Sharps, b. June 21, 1898. 

2. Edna Pearl Sharps, b. Sept. 6, 1903. 

No. 302. Sixth Generation. 119. 

5) Fannie H. Suter, born near Harrisonburg, Va., March 
24, 1875, married John G. Heatwole Jan. 19. 1899. Har- 
risonburg, Va. 

1. Ada Margaret Heatwole, b. Jan. 3. 1900. 

2. Guy Jacob Heatwole, b. Jan. 9, 1901. 

3. Marion Suter Heatwole, b. Sept. 2, 1902, d. Oct. 25, 
1903. 

4. Katie Barbara Heatwole, b. Jan. 18, 1904. 

No. 303. Sixth Generation. 120. 

1) Annie E. Myers, born near Greenmount. Va., May 1, 
1867, married Benjamin B. Shifflet, born Aug. 10, 1862. 

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Brethren church. Blacksmith and undertaker. Sky, 
Rockingham Co., Va. 

1. Howard W. Shifflet, b. Oct. 10, 1886. 

2. Robert F. Shifflet, b. Dec. 9, 1888. 

3. Ollie C. Shifflet, b. Aug. 14, 1895. 

No. 304. Sixth Generation. 120. 

2) Benjamin F. Myers, born near Greenmount, Va., 
March 20, 1870, and Sadie A. Brenneman, born at West 
Cairo, Ohio, July 20, 1867, were married March 8, 1891, 
at West Cairo, Allen Co., Ohio. Mr. Myers came to the 
above place Feb. 13, 1890. Address as above. Farmer. 

1. Alvia A. Myers, b. Jan. 21, 1894. 

2. Charles S. Myers, b. Feb. 3, 1900. 

No. 305. Sixth Generation. 120. 

3) Hannah M. Myers, born near Greenmount, Va., Dec. 
29, 1871, married Benjamin Ritchie, who was born April 9, 
1863. Cherry Grove, Rockingham Co., Va. 

1. Myrtle M. Ritchie, b. Jan. 11, 1894. 

2. Minnie M. Ritchie, b. Sept. 10, 1895. 

3. Paul W. Ritchie, b. March 19, 1897. 

4. Charles S. Ritchie, b. Feb. 10, 1899, d. Dec. 16, 1899. 

5. Galen M. Ritchie, b. Dec. 27, 1900. 

6. Wordie F. Ritchie, b. June 8, 1904. 

No. 306. Sixth Generation. 120. 

4) Charles S. Myers was born near Greenmount, Va., 
Oct. 15, 1874. Margaret Emma Black, born near Kin- 
ross, Iowa, Jan. 23, 1864, died Nov. 20, 1899. They were 
married in 1896. Brethren church. Kinross, Iowa. 

1. Joseph S. Myers, b. Nov. 15, 1899. 

May 15, 1900, Charles S. Myers married Mary Snell, of 
near Kinross, also of the Brethren church. 

2. Carl S. Myers, b. March 10, 1901. 

3. Tressie V. Myers, b. May 20, 1903. 

No. 307. Sixth Generation. 136. 

1) Lottie V. Keiser, born March 18, 1881, came with her 
parents from Illinois to Iowa when young. She mar- 
ried Henry Brower, Dec. 25, 1901. Brethren church. 
South English, Iowa. 

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1. Alma Fern Brower, b. Dec. 2, 1902. 

2. Edna May Brower, b. March 4, 1905. 

No. 3075/^. Sixth Generation. 136. 

2) Martin A. Keiser, born Sept. 18, 1883, married Verna 
L. Keefe Sept. 20, 1903. Farmer. South English, Iowa. 

No. 308. Fifth Generation. 64. 

1) Mary Catharine Beery, born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
Jan. 26, 1853, died in 1877. She married William Gowl, 
April, 1875. 

1. John F. Gowl, b. July, 1876. 

No. 309. Fifth Generation. 64. 

3) Sarah J. Beery, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Aug. 
30, 1855, died near South English, Iowa, Sept. 30, 1883. 
Brethren church. She had married Solomon B. Wenger, 
of Greenmount, Va., May, 1882. Mennonite. Cousins 
(see No. 125). 

No. 310. Fifth Generation. 64. 

7) Martha V. Beery, born near Harrisonburg, Va., July 
23, 1864, married Samuel Miller, Sept. 28, 1884. Brethren 
church. Greenmount, Va. 

1. Isa Miller, b. 1886. 

2. Charles Miller, b. 1888. 

3. Hattie Miller, b. 1892. 

4. Raleigh Miller, b. 1893. 

5. William Miller, b. 1895. 

6. Dewitte Miller, b. 1902. 

No. 311. Fifth Generation. 64. 

8) Emma H. Beery, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Aug. 
15, 1867, and B. Frank Rodeffer, born same place Jan. 26, 
1863, were married Oct. 1, 1885. Brethren. R. F. D. No. 
4, Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. Infant Rodeffer, b. July 5, 1886. 

2. Isa Rodeffer, b. Oct. 11, 1887. 

3. Minnie Belle Rodeffer, b. Sept. 11, 1889. 

4. Martin B. Rodeffer, b. Aug. 1, 1893. 

5. Saylor M. Rodeffer, b. Oct. 28, 1895. 

6. Annie V. Rodeffer, b. Dec. 10, 1900, d. Sept. 28, 1902. 
7. Emma C. Rodeffer, b. July 22, 1903. 

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No. 312. Fifth Generation. 65. 

1) John Henry Geil, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Jan. 
13, 1853, married Annie Fulk March 3, 1876, who died 
Dec. 19, 1900. Address, Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. Sophia C. Geil, b. Jan. 8, 1877, d. Aug. 29, 1880. 

2. Joseph E. Geil, b. March 10, 1878, d. Oct. 28, 1881. 

3. Charles W. Geil, b. June 25, 1880, d. Nov. 8, 1881. 

4. Emma V. Geil, b. Jan. 9, 1882, d. Feb. 26, 1883. 

5. Jane D. Geil, b. Feb. 8, 1884, d. Sept. 13, 1896. 

6. Isa Dora Geil, b. April 7, 1886. 

7. Martha Geil, b. Sept. 15, 1888, d. July 21, 1889. 

8. Lewis S. Geil, b. Jan. 30, 1890. 

9. Mary F. Geil, b. August, 1892. 

John Henry Geil married his second wife, Isabella Doug- 
las, Aug. 12, 1902. 

No. 313. Fifth Generation. 67. 

1) Henry Franklin May, born at Singers Glen, Va., Jan. 
12, 1864, died Aug. 31, 1903. He married Emma J. Swank 
May 12, 1889. Related (see No. 523). U. B. church. 
Singers Glen, Rockingham Co., Va. 

1. Effie B. May, b. Aug. 21, 1890. 

2. Myrtle F. May, b. Oct. 22, 1893. 

3. Walker J. May, b. (month not legible) 6, 1896. 

4. Clarence F. May, b. Jan. 14, 1904. 

No. 314. Fifth Generation. 67. 

2) Charles Levi May, born at Singers Glen, Va., Dec. 28, 
1865, and Ada F. Nichols, born Dec. 11, 1868, were mar- 
ried Jan. 25, 1894. U. B. church. Singers Glen, Rocking- 
ham Co., Va. 

1. Lillie Isabelle May, b. 1895. 

2. Beery H. May, b. April 28, 1897. 

3. Valley Virginia May, b. Aug. 18, 1902. 

No. 315. Fifth Generation. 67. 

3) Dora L. May, born at Singers Glen, Va., Jan. 20, 1868, 
married B. F. Ralston, February, 1891. U. B. Singers 
Glen, Va. Cousins (see No. 489). 

1. Flemna W. Ralston, b. March 18, 1892. ^ 

2. Annie J. Ralston, b. Feb. 3, 1896. 

3. Amanda M. Ralston, b. Oct. 16, 1898. 

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No. 316. Fifth Generation. 68. 

1) L. Katie Bowman, born near Edom, Va., Oct. 21, 
1866, married Wm. F. Ritchie May 27, 1886, in Missouri, 
and began business in Virginia. Brethren. Farmer. 
Greenmount, Rockingham Co., Va. 

1. Infant son Ritchie, b. Dec. 29, 1888, d. same date. 

2. Lloyd I. Ritchie, b. Feb. 7, 1890. 

3. Mallie B. Ritchie, b. Feb. 8, 1892. 

4. Georgia Lee Ritchie, Sept. 14, 1895. 

No. 317. Fifth Generation. 68. 

2) Annie V. Bowman, born in Ray county, Missouri, 
Feb. 10, 1875, married W. S. Bowman Dec. 2, 1896. Chris- 
tian. Norborne, Mo. 

1. Infant Bowman, b. prematurely Sept. 2, 1897. 

2. Guy N. Bowman, b. Jan. 25, 1899. 

3. Infant Bowman, b. Feb. 17, 1900. d. Feb. 28, 1900. 

4. Paul D. Bowman, b. Jan. 27, 1901. 

5. Mauvine Bowman, b. April 8, 1902. 

6. Maude Bowman, b. May 13, 1904. 

No. 318. Fifth Generation. 68. 

3) John W. Bowman, born in Ray county, Missouri, Jan. 
19, 1879, married Ethel R. Fielder Dec. 25, 1901. Occupa- 
tion, furniture and undertaker. Braymer, Caldwell Co., 
Mo. 

1. Dowell Rea Bowman, b. Dec. 24. 1902. 

No. 319. Fifth Generation. 68. 

4) Henry F. Bowman, b. in Ray county, Missouri, Dec. 
19, 1880, married Haley Underdour Jan. 7, 1899. 

1. Martha Pauline Bowman, b. Feb. 14, 1903. 

2. Infant Bowman, b. May 10, 1904. 

No. 320. Fifth Generation. 69. 

1) Cyrus H. Beery, b. near Edom, Va., May 3, 1869. 
Harrisonburg or Bridgewater, Va. Not reported. 

No. 321. Fifth Generation, 70. 

2) Ambrose H. Beery, born Nov. 10, 1877. Single. Ad- 
dress, Anaconda, Mont., but left that place. 

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No. 322. Fifth Generation. 70. 

3) William Franklin Beery, born Sept. 27, 1879, married 
Miss Rose Chowden March 13, 1903. Anaconda, Mont. 

No. 323. Fifth Generation. 70. 

4) Chester May Beery, born Nov. 23, 1881. Single. 
Anaconda, Mont. 

No. 324. Fifth Generation. 70. 

5) Walter Beery, born April 18, 1884. Single. Ana- 
conda, Mont. 

THE FOLLOWING 25 NUMBERS ARE DESCEND- 
ANTS OF ABRAHAM BEERY. 
(See No. 14). 



No. 325. Fourth Generation. 14. 

1) Jacob T. Beery was born near Edom, Rockingham 
Co., Va., Sept. 7, 1826. His death and burial took place at 
Edom:, Va., Nov. 29, 1854. Mennonite. Isabelle A. 
Atchison, born same place May 17, 1832, died March 
10, 1897. They were married May 17, 1850. Methodist. 
Farmers. Widow's second husband, William Herndon. 

1. George W. Beery, b. at Edom, Va., Nov. 6, 1851. 
No. 326. 

2. Benjamin F. Beery, b. at Edom, Va., Jan. 17, 1854. 
No. 327. 

No. 326. Fifth Generation. 325. 

1) George W. Beery, born at Edom, Va., Nov. 6, 1851, 
and Bettie Franklin, born April 6, 1866, were married April 
20, 1886. Baptists. Farmer, Coakley, Stafford Co., Va. 

1. Kellogg F. Beery, b. June 5, 1889, d. May 17, 1890. 

2. Wm. Gordon Beery, b. May 13, 1891. 

3. Louis Franklin Beery, b. Sept. 28, 1897. 

No. 327. Fifth Generation. 325. 

2) Benjamin F. Beery, born at Edom, Va., Jan. 17, 
1854, and Sallie Poage, born Dec. 24, 1859, were married 
Sept. 15, 1880. Presbyterians. Farmer. Mt. Clinton, 
Rockingham Co., Va. Mr. Beery was but a babe when his 
father died. His mother took him to Stafford county, 

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Virginia, where he grew up on a farm until the age of 
seventeen years. He then clerked in a store until of legal 
age, when he returned to Rockingham, his native coun- 
ty, where he has lived ever since, with the exception of a 
few years spent in Florida. On his return from the South 
he formed a copartnership with his cousin, A. B. Driver, 
and under the firm name of Driver and Beery kept a 
general store at Mt. Clinton, Va. After a few years he 
withdrew from the firm and resumed farming, which he 
has followed ever since. 

1. Susan Beery, b. July 27, 1881, d. July 27, 1881. 

2. Primrose Gatewood Beery, b. Sept. 23, 1884. 

3. Anna Isabelle Beery, b. Feb. 23, 1886. 

4. Jessie Mae Beery, b. Nov. 6, 1889. 

5. Susan Page Beery, b. Aug. 24, 1890. 

6. Sallie Elisabeth Beery, Sept. 24, 1892. 

7. Mabel Grace Beery, b. Nov. 27, 1894, died Nov. 29, 
1894. 

8. Turner Ashby Beery, b. Jan. 2, 1897. 

9. Margaret Cameron Beery, b. May 20, 1899. 
10. Mofifett Poage Beery, b. Sept. 26, 1901. 

No. 328. Fourth Generation. 14. 

2) Elisabeth Beery was born near Edom, Va., June 7, 
1828. Death and burial at Cooks Creek church, Va., May 
24, 1879. Lewis Driver, born near Timberville, Va., March 
6, 1827, died (killed in a storm), at Mt. Clinton, Va., July 
2, 1892. They were married April 11, 1850. Mennonites. 
Farmer. Mt. Clinton, Va. 

1. Abraham Beery Driver, b. Feb. 2, 1851. No. 329. 

2. Infant son Driver, b. July 21, 1854, d. same day. 

3. Infant son Driver, b. May 15, 1858, d. same day. 

4. Margaret Jane Driver, b. July 22, 1862, d. Aug. 10, 
1863. 

No. 329. Fifth Generation. 328. 

1) Abraham B. Driver, born near Timberville, Va., Feb. 
2, 1851, and Fannie Curry, born March 24, 1853, were mar- 
ried Oct. 12, 1875. Presbyterians. Merchant and farm- 
er, Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. Rosa May Driver, b. Aug. 25, 1876, d. aged six weeks. 

2. Georgia Curry Driver, b. Jan. 7, 1878. 

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3. Anna Madge Driver, b. July 11, 1881. 

4. Lewis Robert Driver, b. March 2, 1886. 

5. James Glenn Driver, b. Aug. 10, 1889. 

6. Augustus Bernard Driver, b. May 18, 1892. 

7. Thomas A. Blaine Driver, b. Aug. 6, 1895. 

No. 330. Fourth Generation. 14. 

3) Lydia Beery, born near Edom, Va., Nov. 25, 1829 
and Noah Keller, who was born June 25, 1828, and died 
Dec. 12, 1877, were married Sept. 16, 1852. Evan- 
gelical Association. Carpenter and contractor. Black- 
shear, Georgia. The greater part of Mrs. Keller's mar- 
ried life was spent at Colfax, Fairfield Co., Ohio, where 
her husband died and is buried. She lived for some time 
with her daughter at the old home, but finally decided to 
join her son in the South, and, selling her property, she 
and her daughter went to Blackshear, Ga., where they 
still reside. 

1. John W. Keller, b. June 25, 1853. No. 331. 

2. Abram Beery Keller, b. Oct. 24, 1859, d. August, 1860. 

3. Emma F. Keller, b. March 10, 1862. No. 333. 

No. 331. Fifth Generation. 330. 

1) John W. Keller, born in Rockingham county, Vir- 
ginia, June 25, 1853, and Mollie L. Benadum, who was 
born Nov. 28, 1855, and died Sept. 10, 1883, were mar- 
ried July 9, 1878. Evangelical. Teacher, Blackshear, Ga. 

1. Hardy F. Keller, b. June 12, 1879. No. 332. 

2. Harry R. Keller, b. Oct. 14, 1882, d. Aug. 25, 1883. 

No. 332. Sixth Generation. 331. 
1) Hardy F. Keller, born near Colfax, Ohio, June 12, 
1879. Single. Evangelical, Fernandina, Florida. He is 
employed in the transportation department of the Sea- 
board Air Line R. R., Florida. 

No. 333. Fifth Generation. 330. 

3) Emma F. Keller, born in Rockingham county, Vir- 
ginia, March 10, 1862, and Homer V. Graham, born Dec. 
12, 1857, were married Oct. 13, 1887. Evangelical. Lived 
near Colfax, Ohio. After her brother moved to Georgia, 
she and her mother joined them and took up their resi- 
dence in the South. Blackshear, Ga. No children. 

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No. 334. Fourth Generation. 14. 

1) John H. Beery was born near Edom, Va., Aug. 20, 
1831. Death and burial at Sugar Creek cemetery, Allen 
Co., Ohio, Sept. 11, 1896. Delilah Niswander, born near 
Edom, Va., May 5, 1830, died Nov. 23, 1904. They were 
married in 1852. She was a daughter of Christian and 
Susan Niswander, and had been living with her son New- 
ton C. Beery, near Lima, Ohio. Brethren. Farmers. 
Came to Ohio during the Civil War, and to near Lima 
in 1875.— J. H. W. 

1. Newton C. Beery, b. near Edom, Va., Jan. 7, 1854. 
No. 335. 

2. Lydia E. Beery, b. near Edom, Va., March 23, 1857. 
No. 338. 

3. Isaac N. Beery, b. near Edom, Va., Aug. 10, 1860, d. 
Dec. 2, 1863. 

4. Benjamin F. Beery, b. near Edom, Va., Nov. 2, 1863, 
d. Jan. 5, 1864. 

No. 335. Fifth Generation. 334. 

1) Newton C. Beery, born near Edom, Va., Jan. 7, 1854, 
'and Elisabeth Herzog, born Feb. 20, 1858, were married 
Sept. 5, 1878. Brethren. Farmer, R. F. D. No. 3, Lima, 
Ohio. 

1. George W. Beery, b. Sept. 20, 1879. No. 336. 

2. Minerva Beery, b. July 5, 1881, d. Aug. 23, 1881. 

3. Delmar A. Beery, b. Jan. 21, 1883. No. 337. 

4. Cora E. Beery, b. July 15, 1885. Address, Lima, Ohio. 

5. Isaac N. Beery, b. March 1, 1888. At home. 

6. Ephraim Beery, b. July 24, 1890. At home. 

7. Lydia E. Beery, b. May 12, 1893. At home. 

No. 336. Sixth Generation. 335. 

1) George W. Beery, born near Lima, Ohio, Sept. 
20, 1879, married Minnie Irvin Dec. 25, 1901. Brethren. 
Farmer, Lima, Ohio. 

1. Irvin B. Beery, b. Nov. 16, 1902. 

2. Edith E. Beery, b. Jan. 18, 1904. 

No. 337. Sixth Generation. 335. 

3) Delmer A. Beery, born near Lima, Ohio, Jan. 21, 1883. 
Single. Brethren. Farmer, Beaverdam, Allen Co., Ohio. 

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No. 338. Fifth Generation. 334. 

2) Lydia E. Beery, born near Edom, Va., March 23, 
1857, married Ammi Miller Dec. 23, 1882. Brethren. 
Farmer, Beaverdam, Allen Co., Ohio. Lydia came to 
Allen county with her parents March 3, 1875, remaining 
at home until after her marriage when she and her hus- 
band purchased and are living on a farm in the same 
county. No children reported. 

No. 339. Fourth Generation. 14. 

5) Michael A. Beery (twin to John H.) born near Edom, 
Va., Aug. 20, 1831, and Sallie A. Atchison, born in Vir- 
ginia, Feb. 5, 1835, were married Sept. 18, 1853. Methodist. 
Farmer, Somerville, Fauquier Co., Va. Mr. Beery was 
farming in Prince William county, Va., at the beginning 
of the Civil War. In March, 1862, he volunteered in the 
Stafford Cavalry, Co. A, 9th Virginia Regiment of the 
Confederate army. He was in many skirmishes and bat- 
tles, — the Seven Days' battle at Richmond, Gettysburg and 
numerous others. After the close of the war he resumed 
farming. 

1. Lillian L Beery, b. Oct. 25, 1854. No. 340. 

2. Edward T. Beery, b. Aug. 6, 1866. No. 342. 

No. 340. Fifth Generation. 339. 

1) Lillian I. Beery, born in Rockingham county, Va., 
Oct. 25, 1854, and Benj. S. West, born March 15, 1829, 
were married March 15, 1877. Methodist. Husband, mer- 
chant. Laurel, Md. 

1. Elisabeth Lyle West, b. Jan. 20, 1878. 

2. Weeden E. West, b. Dec. 13, 1879. 



3. Pearl G. West, b. Dec. 13, 1879. No. 341. ' *^"^^- 

4. Marian B. West, b. Jan. 8, 1882. 

5. Ashby C. West, b. Jan. 13, 1884. 

6. Frederick F. West, b. Oct. 15, 1886. 

7. Pauline B. West, b. Aug. 3, 1891, d. Aug. 16, 1892. 

Synopsis of No. 340. 

1. Elisabeth L. West, b. in Stafford county, Va. Meth- 
odist, Laurel, Md. 

2. Weeden E. West, b. in Stafford county, Va., Prot- 
estant. Clerk and salesman, Washington, D. C. 

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4. Marian B. West, b. in Stafford county, Va., Method- 
ist. Fauquier county, Va. 

5. Ashby C. West, b. in Prince William county, Va. 
Protestant. Clerk in the new Willard Hotel, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

6. Frederick F. West, b. in Prince William county, Va. 
Protestant. Student, Norfolk, Va. 

No. 341. Sixth Generation. 340. 

3) Pearl G. West, born in Stafford county, Va., Dec. 
13, 1879, and Wm. H. Wells, born April 5, 1867, were mar- 
ried May 27, 1903. Baptists. Electrical engineer, Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

1. Viola B. Wells, b. March 5, 1894. 

No. 342. Fifth Generation. 339. 

2) Edward T. Beery, born in Stafford county, Va., Aug. 
6, 1866. Single. Methodist. Real estate and lumber deal- 
er, Calverton, Fauquier Co., Va. 

No. 343. Fourth Generation. 14. 

6) Annie Beery, born near Edom, Va., Dec. 21, 1833, 
died Nov. 8, 1904. Jacob Driver, born near Timberville, 
Rockingham Co., Va., Jan. 25, 1830, died Nov. 7, 1877. 
They were married Aug. 11, 1853. Mennonite minister. 
Farmer, Mt. Clinton, Va. 

1. Fannie Driver, b. at above place. May 31, 1854. No. 
344. 

2. Lydia Catharine Driver, b. at Timberville, Va., Sept. 
21, 1856. 

3. Solomon P. Driver, b. at Mt. Clinton, Va., Feb. 28, 
1859. No. 345. 

4. Mary Magdalana Driver, b. at Mt. Clinton, Va., Nov. 
4, 1861, d. Sept. 20, 1876. 

5. Abraham Daniel Driver, b. at Mt. Clinton, Va., March 
13, 1864. No. 346. 

6. Joseph William Driver, b. at Harrisonburg, Va., Jan. 
17, 1867. 

7. Anna Elisabeth Driver, b. at Harrisonburg, Va., Jan. 

18, 1870. 

8. Jacob Lewis Driver, b. at Harrisonburg, Va., May 
10, 1873. 

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9. Ida Belle Driver, b. at Harrisonburg, Va., Jan. 23, 
1876. No. 347. 

Synopsis of No. 343. 

2. Lydia Catharine Driver. Single. Mennonite, Mt. 
Clinton, Va. 

6. Joseph William Driver. Single. Farmer, Mt. Chn- 

ton, Va. , 

7. Anna Elisabeth Driver. Single. Presbyterian, Mt. 

Clinton, Va. 

8. Jacob Lewis Driver. Single. Farmer, Mt. Clinton, 

Va. 

No. 344. Fifth Generation. 343. 

1) Fannie Driver, born near Harrisonburg, Va., May 
31, 1854, and Noah Smith, born Oct. 4, 1852, were mar- 
ried Dec. 22, 1885. Mennonite. Farmer, Mt. Clinton, Va. 

1. Daisy Belle Smith, b. May 2, 1887. 

No. 345. Fifth Generation. 343. 

3) Solomon P. Driver, born near Mt. Clinton, Va., Feb. 
28, 1859, and Emma Wilson, born April 1, 1867, were 
married May 5, 1897. Disciples. Carpenter, Lima, Ohio. 

1. John Zephard Driver, b. Aug. 15, 1898. 

2. Anna Irene Driver, b. May 3, 1901. 

No. 346. Fifth Generation. 343. 
5) Abraham Daniel Driver, born near Mt. Clinton, Va., 
March 13, 1864, and Lydia Kauffman, born in Morgan 
county. Mo., Dec. 22, 1870, were married Aug. 17, 1893. 
Mennonites. Farmer, Versailles, Mo. 

1. Edith Virginia Driver, b. Oct. 17, 1894. 

2. David Kauffman Driver, b. March 8, 1897. 

3. Alice Irene Driver, b. April 6, 1899. 

4. Eunice Elisabeth Driver, b. Feb. 2, 1901, d. June 20, 
1901. 

5. Florence May Driver, b. July 25, 1903. 

No. 347. Fifth Generation. 343. 
9) Ida Belle Driver, born near Mt. Clinton, Va., June 
23, 1876, and Ira Virgil Miller, born March 4, 1872, were 
married Nov. 9, 1898. Lutherans. Farmer, West Cairo, 
Allen Co., Ohio. 

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No. 348. Fourth Generation. 14. 

7) Abraham Miller Beery was born near Edom, Va., 
April 25, 1836. Death and burial at Forest Rose ceme- 
tery, Lancaster, Ohio, July 31, 1895. Louisa Bury (not 
Beery), daughter of Anna M. Bury (nee Beck), was born 
July 16, 1844. They were married July 16, 1868. English 
Lutheran. Merchant, Lancaster, Ohio. Abraham M. 
Beery w^ent to Fairfield county, Ohio, before reaching the 
age of twenty-one years, and worked a short time on the 
farm for his uncle, Michael Miller. In 1858 he entered 
the dry goods store of Mrs. E. A. Beck as clerk, and re- 
mained in that situation for nine years, with the exception 
of the time spent in the Federal army. He enlisted and 
served as commissary Sergeant in the 61st O. V. I. Was 
present at the battles of Cedar Mountain, and Bull Run 
No. 2; was discharged at Germantown, Oct. 5, 1862, on 
account of physical disability. In 1867, he commenced 
the dry goods business under the firm name of Beery, 
Brown & Co., and six years later sold his interest to 
P. Rising and remained with him and successor until 
February, 1882, when he formed a partnership, under the 
firm name of Beery, Beck & Obaugh, and began the 
clothing business, which he continued for a number of 
years. In 1895 he was elected mayor of Lancaster City 
but died after a few months of service. He was a man 
respected and honored by all who knew him and his 
death at the age of fifty-nine was universally regretted.— 
(His son, Dr. G. O. Beery, Lancaster, Ohio.) Additional: 
A. M. Beery and the writer were not only first cousins, 
but schoolmates, playmates, and chums in the greatest 
degree. We studied, romped, and worked many days 
together in our youthful days, and I often recall many 
pleasant incidents that occurred in our presence fifty 
and sixty years ago that remain sacred to my memory. 
He possessed so many of the good qualities of his noble 
father who died when A. M. was but a youth. — (Joseph 
H. Wenger, South English, Iowa.) 

1. George Orman Beery, b. June 26, 1869. No. 349. 

2. Frank Edwin Beery, b. Oct. 26, 1872. No. 350. 

3. Mary Louisa Beery, b. Dec. 11, 1875. No. 351. 

4. Abram Wilmot Beery, b. Sept. 15, 1881. No. 352. 

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No. 349. Fifth Generation. 348. 

Dr. George Orman Beery, born at Lancaster, Ohio, 
June 26, 1869, and Gabrielle Smith, born Aug. 1, 1872, 
were married Nov. 11, 1896. English Lutherans. Physi- 
cian. AddresS) Cor. Main and Height Sts., Lancaster, Ohio. 
Dr. Beery graduated from the Lancaster high school, 
after which he studied medicine and graduated at the 
Miami Medical College, of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1891. Since 
that time he has practiced his profession in Lancaster, 
Ohio. He is a member of the Fairfield county, Ohio, 
State and American Medical Associations. The writer 
is greatly indebted to Mr. Beery for his timely efforts in 
the help, and advancement of this present history. He 
is naturally a business man, and is a great factor in busi- 
ness circles. I greatly appreciate his assistance. — J. H. W. 

1. Frederic Webb Beery, b. July 12, 1899, d. March 29, 
• 1900. 

2. Marian Beery, b. Feb. 8, 1903. 

No. 350. Fifth Generation. 348. 

2) Frank Edwin Beery, born at Lancaster, Ohio, Oct. 
26, 1872. Single. English Lutheran. Occupation, tailor, 
121 N. Columbus St., Lancaster, Ohio. Mr. Beery served 
in Co. L 4th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, as a corporal dur- 
ing the war with Spain, which regiment, after being in 
camp at Chickamauga 'Park, was ordered to Porto Rico. 
He participated in several engagements, and remained 
there until the regiment was ordered home after the close 
of the war. While at Fajardo, Porto Rico, he and some 
of his comrades published " The Army Hardtack " which 
was the first American newspaper published on the Is- 
land. 

No. 351. Fifth Generation. 348. 

3) Mary Louisa Beery, born at Lancaster, Ohio, Dec, 
11, 1875, and George C. Miller, born Nov. 28, 1863, were 
married Oct. 29, 1902. English Lutheran. Husband is an 
attorney. Wife graduated from the high school at Lan- 
caster, Ohio, and taught music for a few years before mar- 
riage. Lancaster, Ohio. 

1. Donald Clement Miller, b. Oct. 29, 1903. 

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No. 352. Fifth Generation. 348. 

4) Abraham Wilmot Beery, born at Lancaster, Ohio, 
Sept. 15, 1881. Single. English Lutheran. Clerk, Lan- 
caster, Ohio. Graduated in the Lancaster high school; 
was employed for some time as cutter by the Lancaster 
Shoe Co., and since that time has been clerk at the Ohio 
Flint Glass Works, a large manufacturing plant in the 
above city. 

No. 353. Fourth Generation. 14. 

8) Sallie Beery, born near Edom, Va., Oct. 25, 1839, and 
Jacob J. Frank, born June 30, 1841, now dead, were mar- 
ried Nov. 28, 1861. Presbyterians. Farmer, Stuarts Draft, 
Augusta Co., Va. 

1. Virginia A. Frank, b. Aug. 21, 1862. U. B. church. 

2. Susan M. Frank, b. June 29, 1864. No. 354. 

3. Charles M. Frank, b. Feb. 9, 1866. No. 356. 

4. Louisa Bell Frank, b. April 1, 1869. No. 357. 

5. Mary E. Frank, b. May 1, 1872. U. B., Stuarts Draft, 
Va. 

6. Jacob B. Frank, b. March 11, 1880. Presbyterians, 
Bookkeeper, Thurmond, W. Va. 

No. 354. Fifth Generation. 353. 

2) Susan Magdalana Frank, born June 29, 1864, and Wm. 
H. Whistler, born Dec. 23, 1859, were married July, 1881. 
U. B. church. Farmer, Chrisman, Rockingham Co., Va. 

1. Bertie A. Whistler, b. May 22, 1882. No. 355. 

2. Minnie F. Whistler, b. Jan. 21, 1884. 

3. Verner G. Whistler, b. April 30, 1886. 

4. Charles B. Whistler, b. May 25, 1890. 

5. Jacob F. Whistler, b. 1893. 

6. Lula Edna Whistler, b. 1895. 

No. 355. Sixth Generation. 354. 

1) Bertie A. Whistler, born May 22, 1882, and William 
Henkel, born June 26, 1879, were married Dec. 24, 1901. 
Brethren. Farmer, Greenmount, Va. 

1. Roy Carlton Henkel, b. July 12, 1903. 

No. 356. Fifth Generation. 353. 

3) Charles Michael Frank, born in Rockingham county, 
Va., Feb. 9, 1866, and Jane G. Christman, born Sept. 9, 

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1876, were married April 20, 1899. Presbyterians. Farm- 
er, Stuarts Draft, Va. 

1. James Christman Frank, b. Oct. 6, 1900. 

2. Robin Virginia Frank, b. Sept. 9, 1902. 

No. 357. Fifth Generation. 353. 

4) Louisa Bell Frank, born April 1, 1869, and John 
F. Swank, born Aug. 28, 1862, were married April 25, 
1886. U. B. church. Farmer, Singers Glen, Va. 

1. Myrtle Elisabeth Swank, b. Sept. 8, 1887. 

2. Sallie Virginia Swank, b. June 21, 1890. 

3. Stella May Swank, b. March 6, 1898. 

4. Mary Louisa Swank, b. Oct. 16, 1899. 

5. Ethel Frank Swank, b. Aug. 21, 1901. 

6. Mabel Irene Swank, b. no date. 

No. 358. Fourth Generation. 14. 

10) Barbara A. Beery, born near Edom, Va., Sept. 16, 
1844, and John W. Bowers, born in Berkeley county, W. 
Va., Jan. 23, 1844, were married March 6, 1864. Presbyteri- 
ans. Merchant, farmer and stockraiser, Forestburg, Mon- 
tague Co., Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Bowers in 1866 emigrated 
from Rockingham county, Va., to Scott county. Mo. In 
1868 they maved to Galveston, Texas, later to Bell county, 
and still later by team and wagon they journeyed several 
months without any particular destination in view, finally 
stopping for a time in Smith county. In 1873 they set- 
tled near Forestburg, Montague Co. In 1876 Mr. Bowers 
was elected and served two years as assessor of Montague 
county when, on account of ill health, in 1880, he went in- 
to the mercantile business. In 1883 they moved to For- 
estburg, continuing the same business. For some very 
strange reasons this family refuses to give points of in- 
formation. 

1. Annie Bowers. 

2. John Bowers. 

3. Edd Bowers. 

4. Minnie Bowers. 

5. Mollie Bowers. 



6. Joseph Bowers. 

7. Pearl Bowers. 



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8. Robert Bowers. 

9. Edna Lee Bowers, 

No. 359, Fourth Generation. 14. 

11) Mary Magdalana Beery, born near Edom, Va., Dec. 
16, 1846 (still living). John H. Frank, born April 15, 1837, 
died Aug. 5, 1900. Wife, Mennonite and holding the home- 
stead near Mt. Clinton, Va. 

1. Laura B. Frank, b. June 15, 1867. No. 360. 

2. Annie S. Frank, b. May 13, 1869. No. 361. 

3. William H. Frank, b. Nov. 23, 1871. No. 362. 

4. Benjamin F. Frank, b. March 23, 1874, Presbyterian, 
Mt. Clinton, Va. 

5. Edward B. Frank, b. March 7, 1876, Lutheran, Mt. 
Clinton, Va. 

6. Alice M. Frank, b. Sept. 20, 1878, d. Aug. 2, 1881. 

7. Addie P. Frank, b. July 11, 1881, Presbyterian, Mt. 
Clinton, Va. 

8. Bessie F. Frank, b. July 3, 1884. Mt. Clinton, Va. 

9. John S. Frank, b. Jan. 30, 1887. Mt. Clinton, Va. 

10. Joseph C. Frank, b. Feb. 10, 1890. Mt. Clinton, Va. 

No. 360. Fifth Generation. 359. 

1) Laura Bell Frank, born near Mt. Clinton, Va., June 
15, 1867, and John W. Daugherty, born Oct. 28, 1858, 
were married June 2, 1897. Presbyterians. Farmer, Mt. 
Clinton, Va. 

No. 361. Fifth Generation. 359. 

2) Annie Susan Frank, born near Mt. Clinton, Va., May 
13, 1869, and Edward L. Krohn, born Dec. 3, 1868, were 
married Dec. 27, 1898. Methodist. Farmer, Pandora, 
Ohio. 

1. Frank G. Krohn, b. March 17, 1900. 

No. 362. Fifth Generation. 359. 

3) William Henry Frank, born near Mt. Clinton, Va., 
Nov. 23, 1871, and Lenna Baldwin, born March 23, 1882, 
were married Dec. 25, 1901. U. B. church. Machinist, 
Mt. Clinton, Va. 

1. Clarence Baldwin Frank, b. Nov. 4, 1902. 

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No. 363. Fifth Generation. 71. 

1) John Henry Geil, born near Edom, Va., Aug. 4, 1850, 
married Kate Tyler. Very little information but said to 
have at least one son. 

1. Owen G. Geil, b. (no date) 752 Henry St., Columbus, 
Ohio. 

The above John Henry Geil is said to have married 
Lissie Chapin for his second wife. Supposed to live in 
Bay City, Mich. 

No. 364. Fifth Generation. 71. 

2) Anna Priscilla Geil, born near Edom, Va., Dec. 31, 
1853, married John G. Miller Oct. 15, 1872. He died Feb. 
18, 1904. Church relation. Christian church. Farmer. 
Address, Mt. Clinton, Va. 

1. Ida Elisabeth Miller, b. July 28, 1874. No. 365. 

2. Bertie F. Miller, b. Feb. 24, 1877. No. 366. 

No. 365. Sixth Generation. 364. 

1) Ida Elisabeth Miller, born July 28, 1872, married Wm. 
C. Wampler Sept. 12, 1893. 

1. Jessie Alberta Wampler, b. July 3, 1894. 

2. Eula C. Wampler, b. Sept. 26, 1899. 

3. Carlton M. Wampler, b. Dec. 4, 1903. 

No. 366. Sixth Generation. 364. 

2) Bertie Frances Miller, born Feb. 24, 1877, married 
Paul M. Argenbright March 23, 1898. 

1. Ewell Jennings Argenbright, b. Aug. 20, 1900. 

No. 367. Fifth Generation. 71. 

3) Sarah C. Geil, born near Edom, Va., Nov. 18, 1856, 
married Matt. Fulk May 13, 1874. 

1. Elisabeth Ann Fulk, b. March 1, 1877. No. 368. . 

2. Emma Catharine Fulk, b. Dec. 23, 1878. No. 369. 

3. Leora C. Fulk, b. June 16, 1881. No. 370. 

4. David Franklin Fulk, b. Dec. 13, 1886. Single. 

No. 368. Sixth Generation. 367. 

1) Elisabeth Ann Fulk, born March 1, 1877, married 
J. E. Niswander Jan. 13, 1896. 

1. Siva Niswander, b. Oct. 9, 1897. 

2. Latha Grace Niswander, b. Aug. 6, 1899. 

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No. 369. Sixth Generation. 367. 

2) Emma C. Fulk, born Dec. 23, 1878, married Charles 
R. Wenger, of near Edom, Va., Oct. 18, 1898. They moved 
from Edom, Va., to Brooklyn, Iowa, in 1902. Cousins 
(See No. 293). 

1. Paul Byron Wenger, b. Nov. 9, 1899. 

2. Virgil Merl Wenger, b. May 25, 1902. 

No. 370. Sixth Generation. 367. 

3) Leora Corinth Fulk, born June 16, 1881, married 
Samuel H. Ralston Jan. 11, 1901. 

1. Benjamin Fulk Ralston, b. April 28, 1902. 

2. Sarah Rebecca Ralston, b. Aug. 6, 1903. 

No. 371. Fifth Generation. 71. 

4) Jacob S. Geil, born in Virginia May 11, 1859, and 
Minnie C. Wenger, born near Edom, Va., March 12, 1865, 
were married Dec. 20, 1882. Mennonites. Farmer and 
merchant, Linville Depot, Rockingham Co., Va. Cousins 
and for family see No. 110. 

No. 372. Fifth Generation. 71. 

5) David S. Geil, born near Edom, Va., Nov. 25, 1862, 
and Clara A. Wenger, born near Cowan, Va., Oct. 19, 
1872, were married Oct. 8, 1890. Mennonites. Farmer, 
Sky, Rockingham Co., Va. Cousins. For family see No. 
292. 

No. 373. Fifth Generation. 71. 

6) Dr. Frank Geil, born near Edom, Va., May 28, 1864, 
married Minnie Helbert, Feb. 17, 1895. Methodists. 
Physician at Broadway. 

1. Bula Geil, b. Dec. 23, 1895. 

2. Madlin Geil, b. March 4, 1899. 

3. Bessie Geil, b. April 30, 1901. 

No. 374. Fifth Generation. 73. 

2) John J. D. Miller, born near Edom, Va., June 29, 
1866, married Minnie Wampler, June, 1889. She is a con- 
sistent member of the Brethren church. Edom, Va. 

1. Frederick Jacob Miller, b. May 31, 1890. 

2. Victor Henry Miller, b. Feb. 25, 1893. 

3. John Sayler Miller, b. Aug. 29, 1895. 

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4. Joseph Wampler Miller, b. Sept. 24, 1897. 

5. George Washington Miller, b. Dec. 15, 1899. 

6. Theodore William Miller, b. Dec. 25, 1901. 

No. 375. Fifth Generation. 74. 

2) Katie A. Myers, born near Edom, Va., April 6, 1865, 
and David B. Bowman, Jr., born Jan. 23, 1859, were mar- 
ried Nov. 22, 1883. Farmer, Morton, Ray Co., Mo. 

1. Fannie Florence Bowman, b. Dec. 11, 1884. 

2. Freddie Franklin Bowman, b. Oct. 4, 1888. 

3. James David Bowman, b. Nov. 25, 1893. 

4. Lula Mattie Bowman, b. Jan. 21, 1896. 

5. Henry Myers Bowman, b. Nov. 4, 1898. 

No. 376. Fifth Generation. 74. 

3) Jacob S. Myers, born near Edom, Va., Jan. 22, 1867, 
and Lula M. Robinson, born March 30, 1872, were mar- 
ried Dec. 1, 1892. Fox, Ray Co., Mo. 

1. Raymond Allen Myers, b. Oct. 27, 1894. Died March 
9, 1902. 

2. Clay Bryan Myers, b. June 11, 1896. 

3. Ruth Kate Myers, b. Nov. 3, 1897. 

4. Grace Marie Myers, b. Nov. 14, 1901. 

No. 377. Fifth Generation. 75. 

1) Henry W. Lineweaver, born near Brooklyn, Iowa, 
Sept. 6, 1874, and Maud Artis, born Nov. 28, 1877, were 
married Jan. 19, 1898. Presbyterian. Farmer, South Eng- 
lish, Iowa. 

1. Gerald Artis Lineweaver, b. March 9, 1904. 

No. 378. Fifth Generation. 76. 

1) Elisabeth Beery, born near Cross Keys, Va., Aug. 1, 
1855, and George F. Hartman, born May 27, 1855, were 
married March 11, 1875. 

1. John Hartman, b. Jan. 22, 1876. 

2. Benjamin Hartman, b. Sept. 27, 1877. 

3. Solomon Hartman, b. July 8, 1879. 

4. Franklin Hartman, b. Oct. 8, 1881. 

5. Joseph E. Hartman, b. Dec. 17, 1883. 

6. Walter W. Hartman, b. April 8, 1886. 

7. Laura Susan Hartman, b. Aug. 18, 1888. 

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8. Mary P. Hartman, b. Sept. 25, 1891. 

9. Florence E. Hartman, b. June 29, 1894. 

No. 379. Fifth Generation. 76. 

2) Priscilla Beery, born near Cross Keys, Va., Nov. 6, 
1858, and John A. Landes, born May 31, 1859, were mar- 
ried Dec. 25, 1884. 

1. Etta Barbara Landes, b. May 13, 1886. 

2. Minor Webb Landes, b. Feb. 1, 1890. 

3. Ada Elisabeth Landes, b. Feb. 26, 1896. 

No. 380. Fifth Generation. 76. 

3) John Beery, born near Cross Keys, Va., Aug. 29, 1860, 
and Maggie S. Wampler, born Oct. 27, 1867, were married 
Nov. 18, 1884. Mennonites. Farmer, Cross Keys, Rock- 
ingham Co., Va. 

1. Lillie Mabel Beery, b. Aug. "30, 1885, d., March 6, 
1890. 

2. Ira Wilson Beery, b. Aug. 15, 1886, d. Feb. 2, 1895. 

3. Beulah Webb Beery, b. Aug. 17, 1887. 

4. Isa Viola Beery, b. Jan. 29, 1889. 

5. Mary E. Beery, b. Aug. 21, 1890. 

6. Ivan Oscar Beery, b. Jan. 20, 1893. 

7. Hobart M. Beery, b. Dec. 6, 1896. 

8. Priscilla C. Beery, b. March 17, 1898. 

9. Jennie Beery, b. Jan. 7, 1900. 

10. Isaac S. Beery, b. Sept. 8, 1901. 

11. Leana Beery, b. July 19, '1903. 

No. 381. Fifth Generation. 76. 

4) Joseph Beery, born near Cross Keys, Va., March 8, 
1866, and Rebecca A. Rhodes, born Dec. 4, 1867, were mar- 
ried Dec. 25, 1889. Mennonites. Farmer, Dayton, Va. 

1. Mary Florence Beery, b. Oct. 15, 1890. 

2. Ward Edward Beery, b. Jan. 13, 1892. 

3. Frank Henry Beery, b. May 21, 1895. 

4. Walter R. Beery, b. Aug. 25, 1899. 

5. Ida Catharine Beery, b. Feb. 14, 1904. 

No. 382. Fifth Generation. 78. 

1) John C. Wampler, born in Virginia, Nov. 18, 1859, and 
Fannie E. Weaver, born April 23, 1863, were married Jan. 
10, 1884, in Virginia. 

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1. James F. Wampler, b. Oct. 20, 1884, d. Jan. 12, 1887. 

2. Leeds Wampler, b. Sept. 16, 1886. 

3. Homer B. Wampler, b. June 29, 1888. 

4. M. S. Wampler, b. May 20, 1890. 

5. Oscar W. Wampler, b. October, 1893. 

6. Beulah A. Wampler, b. April 30, 1897. 

7. Carrie E. Wampler, b. May 26, 1902. 

No. 383. Fifth Generation. 78. 

3) Mary S. Wampler, born in Virginia, Jan. 16, 1863, 
married Joseph B-. Wampler, Dec. 25, 1888. 

1. Dora C. Wampler, b. Nov. 27, 1889. 

2. Elsie B. Wampler, b. March 1, 1891, d. Dec. 11, 1892. 

3. Henry B. Wampler, b. March 22, 1892. 

4. Rosa S. Wampler, b. April 3, 1895. 

5. Pearl M. Wampler, b. Nov. 6, 1897. 

6. Mary A. Wampler, b. March 30, 1900, d. Feb. 15, 1903. 

7. Louisa B. Wampler, b. Nov. 3, 1901. 

No. 384. Fifth Generation. 78. 

5) Kate S. Wampler, born in Virginia, Sept. 30, 1865, 
and K. M. Deihl, born Feb. 12, 1871, were married Dec. 
24, 1891. 

1. Row W. Deihl, b. Nov. 30, 1892. 

No. 385. Fifth Generation. 78. 

7) David W. Wampler, born in Virginia, Dec. 22, 1868, 
and Roda Luttrell, born June 12, 1877, were married 
Oct. 16, 1901. 

1. Virginia Wampler, b. Dec. 19, 1902. 

No. 386. Fifth Generation. 78. 

8) Joseph F. Wampler, born in Virginia, July 11, 1870, 
and Rebecca F. Wright, born Oct. 15, 1867, were mar- 
ried Oct. 17, 1895. 

1. Clark J. Wampler, b. Nov. 23, 1896. 

2. Lillian V. Wampler, b. March 6, 1898. 

3. Eva B. Wampler, b. May 15, 1899. 

4. Ruth E. Wampler, b. Nov. 7, 1903. 

No. 387. Fifth Generation. 78. 

9) Solomon L. Wampler, born in Virginia, Oct. 31, 

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1871, and Lula S. Slusser, born Dec. 18, 1872, were mar- 
ried Feb. 21, 1901. 

1. Guy E. Wampler, b. Feb. 16, 1902. 

No. 388. Fifth Generation. 78. 

10) Laura E. Wampler, born in Virginia, June 4, 1873, 
and Mr. Rodeffer, born Oct. 19, 1873, were married Dec. 
25, 1894. 

1. Eunice L. Rodeffer, b. Jan. 3, 1896. 

2. Carl W. Rodeffer, b. Jan. 7, 1897, d. Sept. 14, 1898. 

No. 389. Fifth Generation. 78. 

11) Rebecca F. Wampler, born in Virginia, Oct. 15, 
1875, and Noah F. Early, born Oct. 23, 1872, were mar- 
ried Dec. 26, 1895. 

1. May A. Early, b. June 5, 1896. 

2. Russel C. Early, b. July 31, 1898. • 

3. Ray B. Early, b. Dec. 31, 1899. 

No. 390. Fifth Generation. 82. 

2) Flora E. Hoffman, born in Baltimore, Md., Aug. 
28, 1867, and Dr. William Tarum, born Aug. 5, 1870, were 
married Oct. 3, 1899. Oculist, 613 Park Avenue, Baltimore, 
Md. 

No. 391. Fifth Generation. 82. 

3) Charles L. Hoffman, born in Baltimore, Md., Dec. 
13, 1870, and Grace W. Hamill, born Dec. 7, 1873, were 
married March 9, 1898. Interior woodworker, Yale Ave- 
nue, Station D., Irvington, Baltimore, Md. 

1. Lawrence Paul Hoffman, b. April 13, 1904. 

No. 392. Fifth Generation. 85. 

1) Kate Beery Cline, born in Baltimore, Md., April 23, 
1878, and Leslie Edwin Kinsey, born July 11, 1877, were 
married Oct. 15, 1902. Clerk, Station D, Baltimore, Md. 

1. Florence Cline Kinsey, b. Nov. 16, 1903. 

No. 393. Fifth Generation. 86. 

1) Carey Newton McAfee, born Oct. 1, 1870, and 
Frances F. Simpson, born Aug. 30, 1871, were married 
Jan. 2, 1892. Bookkeeper, 1324 Chester St., Baltimore, 
Md. 

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1. Irma Adele McAfee, b. Aug. 10, 1898. 

2. Francis Newton McAfee, b. Feb. 17, 1900. 

3. Ross Wesley McAfee, b. Aug. 20, 1902, d. July 5, 1903. 

No. 394. Fifth Generation. 86. 

2) Eva May McAfee^ born in Baltimore, Md., June 19, 
1877, and John Barnett Gough, born Aug. 9, 1874, were 
married Sept. 26, 1900. Machinist, 1208 E. Preston St., 
Baltimore, Md. 

1. Vernon Newton Gough, b. Oct. 27, 1902. 

No. 395. Sixth Generation. 176. 

1) Amos W. Rhodes, born near Dale Enterprise, Va., 
Nov. 23, 1873, and Annie R. Brunk, born June 30, 1881, 
were married Feb. 14, 1901. Soon after marriage, in 1903, 
they emigrated to Colorado. Mennonites, Lajunta, Colo. 
Related. See No. 649. 

1. Marvin D. Rhodes, b. in Colorado, July 30, 1903. 

2. John Edward Rhodes, born in Colorado, Dec. 31, 1904. 

No. 396. Sixth Generation. 176. 

2) Annie E. Rhodes, born near Dale Enterprise, Va., 
March 13, 1876, and John M. Brunk, born Oct. 15, 1879, 
were married Sept. 9, 1900, and later, in 1903, emigrated 
from Elida, Allen Co., Ohio, to Colorado. Mr. Brunk 
is a teacher and farmer. He is also a deacon in the 
Mennonite church. Lajunta, Colo. Related. See No. 648. 

1. Wilmer S. Brunk, b. in Allen Co., Ohio, July 14, 1901. 

2. Zella Kate Brunk, b. in Colorado, July 10, 1903. 

No. 397. Fifth Generation. 19. 

3) Abraham B. Burkholder, born near Harrisonburg, 
Va., Jan. 4, 1850, married Nancy Weaver, born in the 
same vicinity, June 5, 1853. He was ordained to the 
ministry in the Mennonite church, July 15, 1877. Children 
all Mennonites. Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. Maggie F. Burkholder, b. April 9, 1872. No. 398. 

2. J. D. Burkholder, b. Aug. 10, 1873. No. 399. 

3. R. S. Burkholder, b. Sept. 10, 1876. 

4. Mary E. Burkholder, b. Aug. 6, 1878, d. Aug. 31, 1894. 

5. Joseph A. Burkholder, b. Jan. 6, 1882. 

6. Nannie C. Burkholder, b. Nov. 24, 1883. 

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7. Perry A. Burkholder, b. Aug. 12, 1886. 

8. Emanuel J. Burkholder, b. May 23, 1891. 

9. Amos H. Burkholder, b. July 31, 1893. 
10. Ella D. Burkholder, b. April 4, 1897. 

No. 398. Sixth Generation. 397. 

1) Maggie F. Burkholder, born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
April 9, 1872, married E. J. Swope, September, 1891. No 
family reported. 

No. 399. Sixth Generation. 397. 

2) J. D. Burkholder, born Aug. 10, 1873, and Dora 
Humbert, born Nov. 10, 1878, were married Nov. 13, 1895. 

1. Bertha C. Burkholder, b. Sept. 11, 1896. 

2. Nellie A. Burkholder, March 2, 1898. 

3. Lena G. Burkholder, b. Dec. 12, 1900. 

No. 400. Fifth Generation. 19. 

4) David H. Burkholder, born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
Jan. 16, 1852, and Hettie M. Shank, born same place, Aug. 
2, 1853, were married April 17, 1873. Mennonites. Har- 
risonburg, Va. (See No. 230.) 

1. Annie C. Burkholder, b. Jan. 11, 1874. 

2. Martin L. Burkholder, b. Feb. 21, 1875. ) 

No. 401. I Twins. 

3. Jacob D. Burkholder, b. Feb. 21, 1875. \ 

4. Minnie F. Burkholder, b. March 15, 1877. 

5. Sophia M. Burkholder, b. Aug. 30, 1879. 

6. Lydia M. Burkholder, b. April 29, 1881. 

7. Emma L. Burkholder, b. July 9, 1883. 

8. Herman F. Burkholder, b. April 7, 1885. 

9. Lewis A. Burkholder, b. Nov. 24, 1889. 

No. 401. Sixth Generation. 400. 

2) Martin L. Burkholder, born Feb. 21, 1875, and Etta 
M. Swartz, born June 22, 1872, were married Dec. 8, 1896. 

1. Clifford A. Burkholder, b. Oct. 31, 1897. 

2. Marion D. Burkholder, b. June 18, 1899. 

3. Paul F. Burkholder, b. June 6, 1901. 

4. Esther R. Burkholder, b. June 13, 1903. 

No. 402. Fifth Generation. 21. 

1) Abraham B. Rhodes, born near Harrisonburg, Va., 

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March 8, 1848, married Josephine Frank in 1873. Broad- 
way, Va. 

1. Joseph D. Rhodes, b. June 28, 1874. 

2. Annie E. Rhodes, b. Dec. 26, 1875. South English, 
Iowa. 

3. James Homer Rhodes, b. April 25, 1879, d. Oct. 21, 
1881. 

No. 403. Fifth Generation. 21. 

2) David B. Rhodes, born near Harrisonburg, Va., May 

18, 1851, married Mary C. Reamer, October, 1874. Breth- 
ren. Tinning, roofing and furnishing business. Edom, Va. 

1. Walter Eugene Rhodes, b. Aug. 18, 1875. No. 952. 

2. Charles Levi Rhodes, b. March 6, 1877. 

3. Wm. Vernon Rhodes, b. Oct. 14, 1878. Methodist 
in 1902. 

4. Eddie Clarence Rhodes, b. Sept. 6, 1881. 

5. Elisabeth Ann Rhodes, b. Nov. 20, 1886. No. 953. 

No. 404. Fifth Generation. 21. 

3) Anna Rhodes, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 

19, 1852, married Isaac Taylor, Feb. 10, 1876. 

1. Charles M. Taylor, b. Sept. 28, 1876. 

2. Mary E. Taylor, b. Oct. 7, 1880. 

No. 405. Fifth Generation. 21. 

4) Levi S. Rhodes, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Sept. 
6, 1854, and Dorcas Simmers, born February, 1859, were 
married Dec. 13, 1877. Christian church. Carpenter, Lin- 
ville Depot, Rockingham Co., Va. 

1. Sallie E. Rhodes, b. Oct. 29, 1878. No. 406. 

2. Ollie D. Rhodes, b. June 5, 1880. No. 744. 

3. Jacob L. Rhodes, b. Nov. 19, 1882. No. 745. 

4. Bertie M. Rhodes, b. Oct. 3, 1884. No. 746. 

5. Alfred F. Rhodes, b. Dec. 14, 1886. Christian, Lin- 
ville Depot, Va. 

6. Charles L. Rhodes, b. June 26, 1889. Christian, Lin- 
ville Depot, Va. 

7. Clarence H. Rhodes, b. June 5, 1892. 

8. Mabel Edith Rhodes, b. July 5, 1897. 

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No. 406. Sixth Generation. 405. 

1) Sallie E. Rhodes, born Oct. 29, 1878, and Charles 
O. Taylor, born Oct. 4, 1877, married March 14, 1899. 
Christians. Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., Va. 

1. Ollie May Taylor, b. Dec. 18, 1899. 

2. Grace Millard Taylor, b. April 13, 1902. 

3. Irene R. Taylor, b. Jan. 3, 1905. 

No. 407. Fifth Generation. 21. 

6) Anthony Rhodes, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Oct. 
22, 1858, married Ida E. Bush, Feb. 18, 1883. Undertaker 
and embalmer. Broadway, Va. 

1. Bertie Bush Rhodes, b. Jan. 25, 1884, d. July 19, 1895. 
He was a bright boy. His mind seemed to be de- 
veloped beyond his years; he was a devoted factor 
in Sunday school. His sickness was of only a few 
hours' duration. 

2. Myrtle Frances Rhodes, b. July 26, 1885. United 
Brethren church, Broadway, Va. 

3. James Joseph Rhodes, b. May 8, 1887. 

4. Leslie D. Rhodes, b. Aug. 17, 1889. United Brethren 
church. 

5. Sallie H. Rhodes, b. Aug. 2, 1891. 

6. Trovilla G. Rhodes, b. March 8, 1895. 

7. Child Rhodes, b. July 19, 1904. 

No. 408. Fifth Generation. 21. 

7) Ammi Rhodes, born near Harrisonburg, Va., April 
12, 1860, married Clara Hibbard, of Onarga, 111., Dec. 25, 
1884. No children except an adopted daughter, Myrtle 
Rhodes. Address, Galva, Iowa. Later, Stuttgart, Ark. 

No. 409. Fifth Generation. 21. 

8) Hiram Rhodes was born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
April 8, 1862. In 1880 he went to Illinois. Sept. 9, 1886, 
he married Mary J. Foltz, who was born in Pennsylvania, 
Sept. 6, 1863. In 1887 they moved to Danforth, 111.; in 
1890 to Kingsley, Iowa; in 1891 to Galva, Ida Co., Iowa, 
their present address. M. E. church. 

1. Joseph Ray Rhodes, b. at Danforth, 111., Jan. 29, 



1888, d. May 6, 1892. 



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2. Emery Lee Rhodes, b. at Danforth, 111., Sept. 18, 
1889. 

3. Ruth Pearl Rhodes, b. at Galva, Iowa, March 12, 1893. 

No. 410. Fifth Generation. 21. 

9) Elisabeth Rhodes, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Sept. 
16, 1865, married Jacob Martin, Dec. 9, 1888. Broadway, 
Va. 

1. Perry S. Martin, b. March 5, 1890. 

2. Essa May Martin, b. Aug. 27, 1893. 

3. Ammi R. Martin, b. Aug. 21, 1898. 

4. Anna E. Martin, b. Dec. 30, 1901. 

No. 411. Fifth Generation. 23. 

1) Elisabeth Landes, who was born near Harrisonburg, 
Va., July 6, 1856, and died Sept. 8, 1898, married Anthony 
Showalter, Feb. 1, 1876. Rockingham county, Va. 

1. David M. Showalter, b. Nov. 21, 1876. 

2. Amos Henry Showalter, b. Dec. 25, 1877. 

3. Mary Catharine Showalter, b, Oct. 8, 1880. No. 412. 

4. Martha E. Showalter, b. Feb. 9, 1884. 

5. Omar A. Showalter, b. May 26, 1886. 

6. Effie V. Showalter, b. June 10, 1888. 

7. Irvin D. Showalter, b. June 3, 1890. 

8. Ira S. Showalter, b. Oct. 3, 1892. 

9. Nannie E. Showalter, b. Sept. 23, 1895. 

10. Lessie A. Showalter, b. Aug. 31, 1897, d. in infancy. 

No. 412. Sixth Generation. 411. 

3) Mary Catharine Showalter, born Oct. 8, 1880, mar- 
ried Perry Shank, Dec. 1, 1901. Mennonite minister, 
Broadway, Va. 

No. 413. Fifth Generation. 23. 

2) Sarah Landes, born near Harrisonburg, Va., June 15, 
1858, and Andrew H. Berry, who was born Sept. 27, 1847, 
and died Nov. 10, 1900, were married Oct. 1, 1876. 

• 1. Annie E. Berry, b. Aug. 22, 1877. 

2. David A. Berry, b. Feb. 16, 1880, d. Oct. 20, 1897. 

3. Mary S. Berry, b. Feb. 18, 1882. 

4. Clark F. Berry, b. April 1, 1883. 

5. Myrtle C. Berry, b. May 29, 1885. 

6. Ira T. Berry, b. Feb. 24, 1887. 

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7. Rosa E. Berry, b. April 23, 1892. 

8. Bessie F. Berry, b. Dec. 8, 1894. 

9. Ruth N. Berry, b. March, 1897. 

No. 414. Fifth Generation. 23. 

3) Nannie C. Landes, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Oct. 
9, 1860, and Moses Wenger, born same place, July 13, 
1862, were married Oct. 18, 1883. Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. Emma E. Wenger, b. Jan. 17, 1885. 

2. Sarah C. Wenger, b. Oct. 15, 1886. 

3. Anna M. Wenger, b. Oct. 29, 1888, d. 1902. 

No. 415. Sixth Generation. 23. 

5) Emma V. Landes, born near Harrisonburg, Va., July 
2, 1869, married Charles Newton Burkholder, Oct. 11, 1903. 

No. 416. Fifth Generation. 25. 

1) Sarah Elisabeth Beery, born near Grafton, Hamp- 
shire Co., W. Va., March 5, 1856, and John W. Leith, born 
Oct. 7, 1848, were married Dec. 20, 1876. Baptists. Fore- 
man carpenter of B. & O. R. R., 113 Beech St. Grafton, 
W. Va. 

1. William Edmond Leith, b. July 7, 1878. Carpenter. 

2. Lula Beal Leith, b. Dec. 15, 1879. Baptist and music 
teacher. 

3. James Fermon Leith, b. July 16, 1881. Baptist and 
machinist. 

4. Clarence Milton Leith, b. Oct. 17, 1883. Baptist and 
carpenter. 

5. Charles Warren Leith, b. July 10, 1885. Machinist. 

No. 417. Fifth Generation. 25. 

2) Anna Rebecca Beery, born near Grafton, W. Va., 
Oct. 14, 1857, and Wm. A. Best, born May 9, 1857, were 
married June 11, 1884. Baptist, carpenter, 2837 E. Off 
St., Wheeling, W. Va. 

No. 418. Fifth Generation. 25. 

3) Margaret ]\Iaria Beery, born near Grafton, W. Va., 
Jan. 27, 1859, and Wm. P. Byers, born Aug. 7, 1851, were 
married Aug. 29, 1882. Baptists. Merchant, Grafton, W. 
Va. 

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1. Karl Davis Byers, b. May 26, 1883. Student, Univer- 
sity of West Virginia. 

2. Ella Louisa Byers, b. Nov. 9, 1885. 

3. Malinda Catharine Byers, b. July 28, 1891. 

4. Margaret Byers, b. March 15, 1895. 

No. 419. Fifth Generation. 25. 

5) Georgetta M. Beery, born near Grafton, W. Va., 
Sept. 14, 1862. Single. Dressmaker, Grafton, W. Va. 

No. 420. Fifth Generation. 25. 

6) Wm. Tecumseh Beery, born near Grafton, W. Va., 
May 27, 1865, and Anna G. Smith, born in New Jersey, 
April 25, 1872, were married June 14, 1891. Baptist. Ma- 
chinist, 2921 Stout St., Denver, Colo. 

No. 421. Fifth Generation. 25. 

7) Mary W. Beery, born near Grafton, W. Va., Feb. 26, 
1867, and Geo. W. Arnold, born Sept. 13, 1872, were mar- 
ried April 6. 1898. Merchant at Romney, W. Va. 

1. Margaret Catharine Arnold, b. Jan. 2, 1899. 

2. Helen Lois Arnold, b. May 16, 1900. 

No. 422. Fifth Generation. 26. 

1) Mary Ann E. Beery, who was born in Hampshire 
county, West Virginia, Oct. 2, 1857, and died at Hermon, 
111., Feb. 3, 1902, married Manderville John Dec. 24, 1878. 
Farmer, Hermon, 111. 

1. Emma John, born and died same day. 

2. Everett John, b. Jan. 16, 1896. 

No. 423. Fifth Generation. 26. 

2) Sarah Frances Beery, born in Hampshire county. 
West Virginia, June 11, 1861, married Curtis Robison at 
Hermon, 111., Feb. 16, 1887. In 1887 they moved to Rome, 
Henry Co., Iowa; in 1890 to London Mills, 111.; in 1898 to 
Blairstown, Iowa, and on Feb. 25, 1902, to two miles north- 
east of Marengo, Iowa Co., Iowa. Farmer, R. F. D. No. 
5, Marengo, Iowa. 

1. Ethel Robison, b. Oct. 16, 1888. 

2. Russell Merle Robison, b. April 3, 1896. 

3. Nola Jay Robison, b. Jan. 20, 1901. 

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No. 424. Fifth Generation, 26. 

3) John Harvey Beery, born in Hampshire county, West 
Virginia, Oct. 2, 1863, married Ella Page Sept. 9, 1887. 
She died July 1, 1903. Miner, Ellisville, 111. 

1. Glenn Beery, b. Aug. 10, 1889. 

2. Fay Beery, b. April 3, 1891. 

3. Nina Beery, b. June 9, 1892. 

4. Ray Beery, b. January, 1895, 

5. Charles Beery, b. August, 1898, d. in 1903. 

Mr. Beery married his second wife, Letta Page, Jan. 1, 
1904. 

No. 425. Fifth Generation. 26. 

4) Wm. David Beery, born at Abbington, 111., May 14, 
1872, married Allie Leeper, Nov. 17, 1897. Butcher. Ad- 
dress, Bottineau, N. Dak. 

1. Vivian Beery, b. June, 1898. 

2. Lyle Hugo Beery, b. June, 1901. 

No. 426. Fifth Generation. 26. 

5) Joseph S. Beery, born at Abbington, 111., July 2, 1875, 
married Ella Edwards Dec. 27, 1899. Miner, Ellisville, 111. 

1. Clinton Beery, b. Nov. 17, 1900. 

No. 427. Fifth Generation. 26. 

6) Livy Melvin Beery, born at Hermon, 111., Jan. 19, 
1879, married Jerry Shaffer Feb. 9, 1899. Clerk, Gales- 
burg, 111. 

1. Harry Shaffer, b. September, 1899. 

2. Edna Shaffer, b. November, 1900, d. Jan. 1901. 

3. Mabel Shaffer, b. June 26, 1903. 

No. 428. Fifth Generation. 77. 

2) David S. Wampler, born near Mt. Sidney, Augusta 
Co., Va., Feb. 28, 1857, married Agnes S. Stiegel in 1883. 
Farmer, Fort Defiance, Augusta Co., Va. 

1. Stella V. Wampler, b. June 22, 1884. 

2. Charles O. Wampler, b. Aug. 27, 1885. 

3. Lottie K. Wampler, b. Feb. 26, 1887. 

4. John E. Wampler, b. April 21, 1894. 

5. Virginia A. Wampler, b. July 5, 1903. 

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No. 429. Fifth Generation. 77. 

4) Susan C. Wampler, born near Mt. Sidney, Va., May 
23, 1860, and John W. Cline, born Nov. 14, 1857, were 
married Nov. 20, 1884. Brethren. Farmer, Weyers Cave, 
Augusta Co., Va. 

1. William H. Cline, b. Aug. 28, 1885. 

2. Bessie E. Cline, b. Feb. 27, 1890. 

3. Mary E. Cline, b. Oct. 22, 1892. 

No. 430. Fifth Generation. 77. 

5) Wm. C. Wampler, born near Mt. Sidney, Va., May 
23, 1862, married Eliza S. Cline, Nov. 25, 1886. Brethren. 
Farmer, Mt. Sidney, Augusta Co., Va. 

1. Florence C. Wampler, b. Sept. 19, 1887. Brethren. 

2. Franklin W. Wampler, b. Sept. 17, 1889. Brethren. 

3. Edith B. Wampler, b. Aug. 4, 1891, d. Apr. 3, 1899. 

4. Everett L. Wampler, b. Aug. 25, 1894. 

5. Minnie L. Wampler, b. Aug. 13, 1896. 

6. Byron J. Wampler, b. Sept. 9, 1898. 

7. Olive M. Wampler, b. June 5, 1900. 

8. Ethel V. Wampler, b. March 4, 1903. 

No. 431. Fifth Generation. 77. 

6) Mary M. Wampler, born near Mt. Sidney, Va., Sept. 
27, 1867, married Jacob F. Click, October, 1888. Brethren. 
Farmer, New Windsor, Colo. 

1. Edna B. Click, b. Oct. 15, 1891, d. May 26, 1892. 
No. 432. Sixth Generation. 192. 

1) Fannie B.' Roudabush, born in Rockingham county, 
Virginia, Dec. 16, 1866, married John R. Suter Nov. 5, 
1884. Mennonites. Agent of farm machinery, Harrison- 
burg, Va. 

1. Marion Jasper Suter, b. Sept. 16, 1885, d. March 14, 

1887. 

2. John Early Suter, b. Feb. 7, 1887. 

3. Anna Mary Suter, b. Aug. 27, 1889. 

4. Lawrence E. Suter, b. Dec. 3, 1891. 

5. Homer R. Suter, b. Feb. 12, 1894. 

6. Nettie E. Suter, b. March 1, 1896. 

7. Jacob C. Suter, b. Nov. 28, 1898. 

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8. Walter T. Suter, b. Aug. 23, 1901. 

9. Robert D. Suter, b. May 24, 1904. 

No. 433. Sixth Generation. 206. 

1) H. H. Brown, born at Edom, Va., Aug. 11, 1876, and 
Beulah I. Clinedinst, born at Middlebrook, Va., Dec. 14, 
1879, were married Aug. 20, 1898. Miller, Dayton, Va. 

1. Lawrence H. Brown, b. Jan. 12, 1900. 

2. George L. Brown, b. Jan. 25, 1904. 

No. 434. Sixth Generation. 206. 

2) Bertie E. Brown, born at Edom, Va., Aug. 2, 1879, 
and W. Walter Helms, born near Staunton, Va., Jan. 24, 
1869, were married Jan. 24, 1901. Painter, Staunton, Va. 

1. M. F. Helms, b. at Staunton, Va., March 2, 1903. 

No. 435. Third Generation. 2. 

1) Elisabeth Beery, who was born near Edom, Rocking- 
ham Co., Va., 1785, and died Jan. 26, 1826, married John 
Detrick, who died March 6, 1835. Mennonites. Green- 
mount, Rockingham Co., Va. 

1. Abraham Detrick, b. at Greenmount, Va., July 7, 1814. 
No. 436. 

2. Nancy Detrick, b. at Greenmount, Va., March 13, 1818. 
No. 437. 

3. Elisabeth Detrick, b. at Greenmount, Va., Dec. 16, 
1821. No. 438. 

4. Lydia Detrick, b. at Greenmount, Va., Jan. 4, 1822. 
No. 439. 

5. Catharine Detrick, b. at Greenmount, Va., April 19, 
1824. No. 440. 

6. John Detrick, b. at Greenmount, Va., Dec. 15, 1825. 
No. 441. 

No. 436. Fourth Generation. 435. 

1) Abraham Detrick, born at Greenmount, Rockingham 
Co., Va., July 7, 1814, died Nov. 21, 1891. Mahala Judy, 
born March 1, 1816, died Feb. 17, 1895. They were mar- 
ried July 13, 1839. Brethren. Bradford, Ohio. 

1. Rebecca Detrick, b. Nov. 3, 1840, and d. Sept. 4, 
1892, m. Joseph Boocker, d. (no date). 

2. Mary Detrick, b. Sept. 22, 1841, d. Dec. 14, 1847. 

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3. Isaac N. Detrick, b. June 25, 1843. No. 442. 

4. Benjamin F. Detrick, b. June 6, 1845. No. 444. 

5. John J. Detrick, b. Sept. 11, 1847. No. 445. 

6. Sarah J. Detrick, b. Nov. 2, 1849. No. 446. 

7. Vlirginia C. Detrick, b. Feb. 16, 1852. No. 447. 

8. Samuel Detrick, b. Oct. 19, 1854. No. 448. 

9. Chloe E. Detrick, b. April 13, 1856. No. 449. 
10. Jacob Detrick, b. Jan. 1, 1859. No. 450. 

No. 437. Fourth Generation. 435. 

2) Nancy Detrick, born at Greenmount, Va., March 13, 
1818, died Aug. 3, 1899. Jonathan B. Shaver, born same 
place Dec. 18, 1810, died Feb. 12, 1867. They were mar- 
ried in 1843. Brethren. Farmer. They lived, died and 
were buried at Byerly Cemetery near Pleasant Valley, 
Rockingham Co., Va. 

1. Joseph E. Shaver, b. Feb. 27, 1844. No. 451. 

2. Catharine Shaver, b. Nov. 13, 1846, d. single, Aug, 
9, 1861. 

3. Elisabeth Shaver, b. Oct. 13, 1850. 

No. 438. Fourth Generation. 435. 

3) Elisabeth Detrick, born at Greenmount, Va., Dec. 
16, 1821, died near Enterprise, Preble Co., Ohio, Nov. 10, 
1875. She married John H. Paul Jan. 23, 1844. He was 
born Oct. 15, 1819 and died near Pitsburg, Darke Co., Ohio, 
June 9, 1897. Brethren. 

1. B. F. Paul, b. Jan. 27, 1845. No. 457. 

2. S. B. Paul, b. May 8, 1847. No. 462. 

3. Lydia J. Paul, b. Nov. 12, 1848. No. 463. 

4. John N. Paul, b. Feb. 22, 1850, d. Sept. 14, 1856. 

5. David H. Paul, b. Nov. 22, 1853, d. Aug. 15, 1856. 

No. 439. Fourth Generation. 435. 

4) Lydia Detrick, born at Greenmount, Va., Jan. 4, 1822, 
died in Miami County, Ohio, Aug. 29, 1892. Aug. 31, 1841, 
she married Abraham Miller who was born July 22, 1817, 
and died Dec. 20, 1876. Brethren church, in which he 
was an elder. Farmer, Bradford, Ohio. 

1. Nancy Miller, b. Oct. 28, 1843. No. 464. 

2. Elisabeth Miller, b. Apr. 4, 1846. No. 465. 

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3. Mary Miller, b. June 19, 1847. Brethren. Single, Abe, 
Miami Co., Ohio. 

4. Samuel Miller, b. Feb. 1, 1851, d. May 16, 1852. 

5. Catharine Miller, b. July 14, 1853, d. Oct. 22, 1869. 

6. Jacob D. Miller, b. Aug. 18, 1855. Single. No religious 
profession. Farmer. Address, Abe, Miami Co., O. 

No. 440. Fourth Generation. 435. 

5) Catharine Detrick, born at Greenmount, Va., Apr. 19, 
1824, married Samuel Wine Dec. 27, 1849. Landis, Va. 

1. Elisabeth Wine, b. May 3, 1851. No. 587. 

2. Solomon Wine, b. Apr. 12, 1852, d. Nov. 16, 1858. 

3. Mary Wine, b. June 25, 1853. No. 467. 

4. Francis Wine, b. April 3, 1855. No. 468. 

5. Still born Wine, 



6. Still born Wine, ' ^^^^^ 

7. Benjamin Wine, b. Nov. 3, 1860, d. May 3, 1884. 

8. Abigail Wine, b. May 29, 1865. No. 470. 

No. 441. Fourth Generation. 435. 

6) John Detrick, born at Greenmount, Rockingham Co., 
Va., Dec. 25, 1825, married Catharine Wilbert, September, 
1849. She died in Hampshire county, W. Va., April, 1855. 
Brethren. Union, Montgomery Co., O., R. F. D. No. 1. 
Mr. Detrick is at present in his eightieth year, hale and 
hearty, and can write as steady handed as he did fifty 
years ago. He has seventeen grandchildren, but failed 
to report them, neither did he report the dates of his 
first two children's births, as also other particulars. — J. H. 
W. Later:— He died May 28, 1905. 

1. William F. Detrick married Maggie Hatfield, and has 

two children. Union, Ohio. 

2. Elisabeth H. Detrick married George Wagner, who 

died March, 1896. Has five children. Brethren, 
Union, Ohio. 

John Detrick married second wife, Elisabeth 
Warner, January, 1863. 

3. Aaron F. Detrick, b. March 2, 1864. 

4. Millie Detrick, b. August, 1865, d. March 8, 1885. 

5. Sarah Detrick, b. Apr. 21, 1867. 

6. Jacob E. Detrick, b. Oct. 16, 1868. 

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7. Harvey Detrick, b. Aug. 21, 1870, d. Oct, 17, 1870. 

8. Josiah Detrick, b. Oct. 1, 1871. 

9. Chloe E. Detrick, b. May 11, 1873. 

10. Mary C. Detrick, b. Jan. 18, 1875. 

11. Samuel Detrick, b. July 10, 1878. 

12. Daniel Detrick, b. Dec. 9, 1882. 

The above are nearly all Brethren; nearly all married 
and have families but are not reported, and all live in the 
vicinity of Union, Ohio. 

No. 442. Fifth Generation. 436. 

3) Isaac N. Detrick, born June 25, 1843, married Elis- 
abeth Warner Feb. 4, 1869. Brethren. R. F. D. No. 4, 
Bradford, Miami Co., Ohio. 

1. Mary J. Detrick, b. Dec. 1, 1869. No. 443. 

2. Samuel T. Detrick, b. July 23, 1871. 

3. Mahala E. Detrick, b. July 23, 1873, d. Aug. 3, 1904. 
Married Aaron Newcomer Dec. 2, 1894. Brethren. 

4. Chloe E. Detrick, b. Aug. 14, 1875. Single, at home. 

5. Martha A. Detrick, b. Feb. 19, 1878. Single, at home. 

6. Sarah A. Detrick, b. Mar. 15, 1880. 

7. John A. Detrick, b. Mar. 15, 1884. 

No. 443. Sixth Generation. 442. 

1) Mary J. Detrick, born in Hampshire County, W. Va., 
Dec. 1, 1869, married Jonas Rhodes, Jan. 7, 1892. R. F. D. 
No. 2, Greenville, Darke Co., Ohio. 

1. Clarence Rhodes. 

2. Sarah Rhodes. 

3. Silven Rhodes. 

4. Infant Rhodes. 

No. 444. Fifth Generation. 436. 
4. Benjamin F. Detrick born in Hampshire county, W. 
Va., June 6, 1845, died March 3, 1870. It is ascertained 
that he died single. 

No. 445. Fifth Generation. 436. 

5) John J. Detrick, born in Hampshire county, West 
Virginia, Sept. 11, 1847, married Catharine Smith Feb. 27, 
1873. Brethren. R. F. D. 3, Brookville, Montgomery 
Co., Ohio. 

1. Perry O. Detrick, b. May 26, 1874. No further report. 

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No. 446. Fifth Generation. 436. 

6) Sarah J. Detrick, born in Hampshire county, West 
Virginia. Nov. 2, 1849, died Feb. 5, 1885. She married 
Daniel Miller Dec. 24, 1874. Brethren minister. Address- 
es have been Horatio, Darke Co., Ohio, Mendon, Ohio. — 
Later, Fruitdale, Ala., M/here he died Feb. 13, 1905. 

1. Abraham Miller, b. near Horatio, Ohio, Oct. 20, 1875. 
No. 747. 

2. Cora Miller, b. near Horatio, Ohio, Oct. 8, 1877. 
No. 748. 

3. Mary Elisabeth Miller, b. near Horatio, Ohio, Dec. 
23, 1879, d. March 7, 1892. 

4. Isaac Miller, b. near Horatio, Ohio, April 4, 1882. 
Brethren. Single, Mendon, Ohio. 

5. Mahala Kate Miller, b. Mendon, Ohio, March 26, 
1884. No. 749. 

No. 447. Fifth Generation. 436. 

7) Virginia C. Detrick, born in Hampshire county, West 
Virginia, Feb. 16, 1852, married Isaac Miller Feb. 22, 1881. 
Brethrefi. Farmer, Beaverdam, Allen Co., Ohio. 

1. Homer M. Miller, b. Feb. 6, 1882, d. July 1, 1889. 

2. Gertrude M. Miller, b. June 10, 1883. Brethren, sin- 
gle. 

3. John D. Miller, b. Oct. 20, 1885. Brethren, single. 

4. Perry I. Miller, b. Nov. 3, 1888. Single. 

No. 448. Fifth Generation. 436. 

8) Samuel Detrick, born in Hampshire county. West 
Virginia, Oct. 19, 1854, and Mary E. Driver, born near 
Lima, Ohio, Oct. 23, 1855, were married Feb. 14, 1878. 
Brethren. Farmer, Lima, Ohio, R. F. D. 2. 

1. Dora C. Detrick, b. Jan. 30, 1879. Brethren, single. 

2. Perry J. Detrick. b. July 20, 1881, d. May 27, 1882. 

3. John E. Detrick, b. July 21 , 1883, m. Carrie J. Stoner 
Aug. 11, 1904. 

4. Clara M. Detrick, b. Aug. 16, 1889. 

5. Jesse F. Detrick, b. July 21, 1891. 

No. 449. Fifth Generation. 436. 

9) Chloe E. Detrick, born in Hampshire county. West 

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Virginia, April 13, 1856, married Marcellus C. Norris Dec. 
24, 1880. R. F. D. 2, Decatur, Ind. 

1. Emma J. Norris, b. Nov. 28, 1881. 

2. Jesse C. Norris, b. May 4, 1883. 

3. Adam W. Norris, b. Aug. 1, 1884. 

4. Verna M. Norris, b. July 25, 1886. 

5. William Norris, b. Sept. 18, 1887. 

6. Nora M. Norris, b. Dec. 1, 1889. 

7. Katie Norris, b. Sept. 10, 1891. 

8. Mahala E. Norris, b. June 25, 1893. 

9. Esther Norris, b. April 14, 1895. 

10. Mary E. Norris, b. July 10, 1897, d. Nov. 8, 1897. 

11. Alice Norris, b. July 14, 1900. 

No. 450. Fifth Generation. 436. 

10) Jacob Detrick, who was born in Hampshire county, 
West Virginia, Jan. 1, 1859, and died Aug. 9, 1904, married 
Jane Oldrich Feb. 22, 1880. She died July 8, 1883. Mr. 
Detrick was instantly killed on the Big Four railroad 
track Aug. 9, 1904, at Sidney, Ohio. 

1. Clara Detrick, b. Oct. 30, 1880, m. Neal Howard Aug. 
1, 1899. No children. 

2. Emma Ola Detrick, b. May 12, 1883, m. P. D. Driver 
June 26, 1802. One child, Pearl Z., b. July 31, 1903. 

The above Jacob Detrick married for his second wife 
Louisa Miller Jan. 21, 1886. 

3. John Detrick, b. Oct. 7, 1888. 

4. Cora Detrick, b. Aug. 12, 1890. 

5. Charles Detrick, b. May 29, 1894. 

6. George Detrick, b. March 5, 1898. 

No. 451. Fourth Generation. 437. 

1) Joseph E. Shaver, b. near Pleasant Valley, Rocking- 
ham Co., Va., Feb. 27, 1844, married Mary Ann Slusser 
Oct. 15, 1868. Reformed church. Merchant and farmer, 
Friedens, Va. Mr. Shaver went to Ohio in 1862, return- 
ing to Virginia in 1865, and followed farming. In 1886 he 
began merchandising. From 1888 to 1902 was postmaster 
at Friedens, Va., when the office was superseded by R. 
F. D. Post office, R. F. D. 32, Penn Laird, Va. 

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1. Samuel W. Shaver, b. Nov. 19, 1869. Single. Miller, 
Bridgewater, Va. 

2. Jacob D. Shaver, b. March 9, 1871. No. 452. 

3. Edward J. Shaver, b. Nov. 22, 1872. No. 453. 

4. Nannie C. Shaver, b. Aug. 29, 1874. No. 454. 

5. Joseph F. Shaver, b. July 12, 1880. No. 455. 

6. Huber M. Shaver, b. Jan. 23, 1885. No. 456. 

No. 452. Fifth Generation. 451. 

2) Jacob D. Shaver, born March 9, 1871, married Agnes 
Miller May 16, 1899. Brethren. Teacher, vocal and in- 
strumental music, Moores Store, Rockingham Co., Va. 

■ 1. Walter M. Shaver, b. May 4, 1900. 

2. William N. Shaver, b. July 28, 1902. 

3. Merle R. Shaver, b. Dec. 11, 1903. 

No. 453. Fifth Generation. 451. 

3) Edward J. Shaver, born Nov. 22, 1872, married May 
Denton, Aug. 14, 1901. Reformed church. Farmer, Fried- 
ens, Va. 

1. Ruth Shaver, b. Aug. 28, 1903. 

No. 454. Fifth Generation. 451. 

4) Nannie C. Shaver, born Aug. 29, 1874, married John 
S. Hinegardner May 23, 1899. Reformed church. Farm- 
er, Timberville, Va. 

1. Mary L. Hinegardner, b. May 16, 1900. 

2. Fleta E. C. Hinegardner, b. Nov. 19, 1901. 

3. Emmert E. Hinegardner, b. Oct. 25, 1902, d. July 30, 
1903. 

4. Virgil P. Hinegardner, b. July 26, 1904. 

No. 455. Fifth Generation. 451. 

5) Joseph F. Shaver, born July 12, 1880. No church. 
Single. Dealer in buggies, etc., Friedens, Va. Mr. Shaver 
is lame from the effects of paralysis when five years of 
age. 

No. 456. Fifth Generation. 451. 

6) Huber M. Shaver, born Jan. 23, 1885. No church. 
Farmer, Friedens, Rockingham Co., Va. 

No. 457. Fifth Generation. 438. 

1) B. F. Paul, born Jan. 27, 1845, and Catharine Haines, 

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born June 14, 1846, were married Oct. 29, 1868. Brethren. 
Farmer, Arcanum, Ohio. 

1. Ida B. Paul, b. Sept. 11, 1869. No. 458. 

2. Mary E. Paul, b. April 10, 1872, d. July 3, 1874. 

3. Flora A. Paul, b. July 10, 1875. No. 459. 

4. Daisy E. Paul, b. Dec. 10, 1877. No. 460. 

• 5. Jennie M. Paul, b. March 23, 1880. No. 461. 
6. Effie A. Paul, b. Nov. 1, 1883. 

No. 458. Sixth Generation. 457. 

1) Ida B. Paul, born Sept. 11, 1869, and Walter H. Lang- 
staff, born Aug. 15, 1868, were married April 18, 1889. 
Brethren. Railroad employe. 

1. Klea E. Langstaff, b. May 25, 1890. 

2. Roy M. Langstaff, b. Nov. 30, 1894. 

No. 459. Sixth Generation. 457. 

3) Flora A. Paul, born July 10, 1875, married Charles 
S. Harris Sept. 2, 1893. City fireman. 

1. Claude C. Harris, b. Aug. 2, 1895. 

No. 460. Sixth Generation. 457. 

4) Daisy E. Paul, born Dec. 10, 1877, and George Lae- 
mont (name not distinct), born Sept. 10, 1877, were mar- 
ried Aug. 6, 1896. Street car conductor. 

No. 461. Sixth Generation. 457. 

5) Jennie M. Paul, born March 23, 1880, and Everett 
Funderburg, born Jan. 24, 1879, were married April 1, 
1899. Machinist. 

No. 462. Fifth Generation. 438. 

2) Samuel B. Paul, born May 8, 1847, married Ella John- 
ston Feb. 15, 1872. Died Sept. 21, 1892. Brethren. Farm- 



er. 



1. Edward F. Paul, Nov. 11, 1872. No. 462^. 

2. Perry C. Paul, b. March 28, 1876. U. B., d. Nov. 17, 
1903. 

3. Verda A. Paul, b. Oct. 5, 1880, m. George Cox June 

28, 1903. 

No. 4621^. Sixth Generation. 462. 
1) Edward F. Paul, born Nov. 11, 1872, and Clara A. 

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Hahn, born Oct. 29, 1871, were married March 24, 1892. 
Railroad man. 

1. Fernie May Paul. b. July 16, 1892. 

2. Russel O. Paul, b. Sept. 30, 1894. 

3. Lovie Alice Paul, b. Feb. 12, 1897. 

4. Laura Minnie Paul, b. . 

5. Flora Vinnie Paul, b. Dec. 27, 1899. 

No. 463. Fifth Generation. 438. 

3) Lydia J. Paul, born Nov. 12, 1848, married Hugh 
Houdaschell Aug. 17, 1872. Not reported. 

No. 464. Fifth Generation. 439. 

1) Nancy Miller, born Oct. 28, 1843, Brethren, married 
Joseph Stump in Hampshire county, West Virginia, Jan. 
13, 1870. No religious profession. Farmer, R. F. D. 1, 
Covington, Ohio. 

1. Jacob M. Stump, b. Dec. 12, 1871. Single. Farmer. 

2. William L. Stump, b. Nov. 10, 1880. Cumberland 
Presbyterian. Farmer. Single. R. F. D. 1, Piqua, 
Ohio. 

No. 465. Fifth Generation. 439. 

2) Elisabeth Aliller, born April 4, 1846, married John 
Vandergrift in Hampshire county. West Virginia, Sept. 
19, 1867. Brethren. Farmer, R. F. D. 4, Bradford, Ohio. 

1. Sarah A. Vandergrift, b. Aug. 14, 1868, d. Jan. 23, 1881. 

2. Lydia C. Vandergrift, b. Dec. 16, 1870. Single. 
Brethren. 

3. William A. Vandergrift, b. May 11, 1873. No. 466. 

No. 466. Sixth Generation. 465. 

3) William A. Vandergrift, born May 11, 1873, mar- 
ried Alice J. Smith Nov. 25, 1897. No religious profes- 
sion. Implement store, Covington, Ohio. 

1. Ray Earnest Vandergrift, b. Oct. 6, 1898. 

2. Velma May Vandergrift, b. July 31, 1901. 

No. 467. Fifth Generation. 440. 

3) Mary Wine, who was born in Virginia, June 25, 1853, 
and died Aug. 5, 1876, married John N. Hill Jan. 20, 1874. 
Progressive Brethren, Mt. Sidney, Augusta Co., Va. 

1. Anna E. Hill, b. Jan. 20, 1875. Latter Day Saints. 

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She married L. E. Root Sept. 15, 1901. Evangelical 
Lutheran, Landis, Va. One child. 
1. Alma Vianeta Root, b. Aug. 16, 1903. 

No. 468. Fifth Generation. 440. 

4) Frances Wine, born near Landis, Va., April 3, 1855, 
married John Moneymaker Jan. 20, 1874. Latter Day 
Saints. Holden, Johnson Co., Mo. 

1. Mary Moneymaker, b. Dec. 23, 1874, d. March 27, 
1894. 

2. Kate Moneymaker, b. Aug. 26, 1876.^ 
*Latter Day Saints. 



3. Cora Moneymaker, b. Aug. 26, 1876. -^ ^wins. 
Latter Day Saints. J 

4. Ellen Moneymaker, b. Sept. 23, 1878. Latter Day 
Saints. 

5. Lida Moneymaker, b. Nov. 23, 1881. Latter Day 
Saints. 

6. William Moneymaker, b. July 28, 1883. No. 469. 

7. Eliza Moneymaker, b. May 5, 1891. 



*See under No. 594. 

No. 469. Sixth Generation. 468. 

6) William Moneymaker, born July 28, 1883, married 
Laura Houchen June 17, 1903. 

1. Lyle Moneymaker, b. April 15, 1904. 

No. 470. Fifth Generation. 440. 

8) Abigail Wine, b. near Landis, Va., May 29, 1865, 
married James Moler March 20, 1890. Missionary, Latter 
Day Saints, Holden, Mo. 

1. Fannie Moler, b. Nov. 21, 1892. 

2. Burton Moler, b. March 19, 1894. 

No. 471. Third Generation. 2. 

2) John Beery, who was born near Edom, Rockingham 
Co., Va., Oct. 6, 1787, and died at same place Oct. 15, 1868, 
married Lydia Showalter, who was born July 15, 1797, and 
died Feb. 25, 1869. Mennonites. Farmer. Both buried in 
the St. John Lutheran church cemetery near Singers Glen, 
Rockingham Co., Va. In Mr. Beery's lifetime there were 

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so many John Beerys that he was called " Muddy Creek 
John," from the fact that he lived at a creek by that 
name in Rockingham county, Virginia: 

1. Catharine Beery, b. Nov. 25, 1820. No. 780. 

2. Samuel Beery, b. Not reported. No. 784. 

3. Abraham Beery, b. , d. in childhood. 

4. Lydia Beery, b. Jan. 1, 1825. No. 785. ) 

5. John Beery, b. Jan. 1, 1825. No. 786. j ^^'"■'^• 

6. David Beery, b. , d. young, 

7. Margaret Beery, b. Not reported. No. 787. 

8. Peter Beery, b. March 11, 1830. No. 788. 

9. Christian Beery, b. Aug. 8, 1831. No. 789. 

10. Noah Beery, b. Not reported. No. 795. 

11. Joseph Beery, b. , d. in his 14th year. 

12. Barbara Beery, b. , d. at the age of 10 years. 

13. Susanna Beery, b. July 31, 1839. No. 796. 

14. Elisabeth Beery, b. April 14, 1841. No. 797. 

No. 472. Third Generation. 2. 

4) Joseph Beery, who was born near Edom, Va., Aug. 
8, 1798, and died April 15, 1841, married Mary Brenneman, 
born same place. Mennonites. Farmers, Bremen, Fair- 
field Co., Ohio. 

1. Catharine Beery, b. July 5, 1821. No. 856. 

2. Abraham Beery, b. Oct. 2, 1824. No. 860. 

3. Joseph Beery, b. Nov. 18, 1827, d. April 20, 1831. 

4. Magdaline Beery, b. Dec. 4, 1832. No. 865. 

5. John Beery, b. Nov. 8, 1837. No. 866. 

No. 473. Third Generation. 2. 

5) Catharine Beery, who was born near Edom, Va., and 

died , married Benjamin Fielding Ralston, June 5, 

1823. Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., Va. 

1. Elisabeth Ralston, b. Sept. 16, 1824. No. 474. 

2. Barbara Ann Ralston, b. Feb. 5, 1826, d. June 27, 1827. 

3. Abraham Ralston, b. Oct. 21, 1827. No. 475. 

No. 474. Fourth Generation. 473. 

1) Elisabeth Ralston, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Sept. 
16, 1824, died . William .Ralston, born near Harri- 
sonburg, Va., Feb. 5, 1820, died May 5, 1887. They were 
married April 7, 1842, near Edom, Va. (First cousins.) 

ISO 



1. Lucretia J. Ralston, b. Sept. 7, 1842. No. 476. 

2. Sarah K. Ralston, b. Dec. 27, 1843. No. 481. 

3. Annie E. Ralston, b. Nov. 25, 1845. No. 485. 

4. Silas W. Ralston, b. Oct. 19, 1847. No. 486. 

5. Samantha Ralston, b. Dec. 27, 1848, d. Dec. 4, 1851. 

6. Abraham D. Ralston, b. Nov. 16, 1852. No. 487. 

7. Benjamin F. Ralston, b. Feb. 10, 1854, d. Aug. 1, 1855. 

8. John David Ralston, b. April 12, 1856. No. 488. 

9. Jesse M. Ralston, b. March 19, 1858, d. Sept. 15, 1863. 

10. Alice E. Ralston, b. April 13, 1860, m. Wm. Rinker, 
live in Illinois. 

11. Minnie Ralston, b. Feb. 9, 1863. No report. 

12. Cambysus Ralston, b. Nov. 28, 1867, d. July 28, 1867. 

No. 475. Fourth Generation. 473. 

3) Abraham Ralston, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Oct. 
21, 1827, and Hannah J. Ralston, born same place June 12, 
1826, were married Dec. 15, 1853. Presbyterians, Har- 
risonburg, Va. This and the previous couple, No. 474, 
were first cousins. Mr. Ralston was a Confederate sol- 
dier during the Civil War, and died of fever Aug. 9, 1864. 

1. Susan Jane Ralston, b. Sept. 19, 1858, d. Feb. 2, 1861. 

2. Benjamin Fielding Ralston, b. May 12, 1860. No. 489. 

3. Elisabeth Catharine Ralston, b. June 1, 1862. No. 490. 

4. Amanda Belle Ralston, b. Sept. 26, 1846, d. single, July 
25, 1902. Presbyterian. 

No. 476. Fifth Generation. 474. 
1) Lucretia J. Ralston, born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
Sept. 7, 1842, and Joseph Howver, who was born Dec. 21, 
1841, and died June 28, 1900, were married July 5, 1863. U. 
B. Singers Glen, Rockingham Co., Va. 

1. John Perry Howver, b. May 5, 1864. No. 477. 

2. Leana Elisabeth Howver, b. Sept. 17, 1866. No. 478. 

3. Sallie Kate Howver, b. Dec. 15, 1869, d. single Jan. 9, 
1893. 

4. Wm. Zirkle Howver, b. Feb. 19, 1872. No. 479. 

5. Siddie Alice Howver, b. Oct. 7, 1879. No. 480. 

No. 477. Sixth Generation. 476. 

1) John Perry Howver, born in Virginia May 5, 1864, 
and Minnie A. Rinker, born May 8, 1869, were married 

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June 6, 1895. Farmer and teacher, having taught sixteen 
years in succession, and is concluding eleven years in the 
office of Justice of the Peace. Singers Glen, Rockingham 
Co., Va. 

1. Joseph O. Howver, b. Jan. 23, 1899. 

No. 478. Sixth Generation. 476. 

2) Leana E. Howver, born in Virginia, Sept. 17, 1866, 
married Simon P. Kagy Oct. 22, 1885. Blaine, Washing- 
ton (State). 

1. Evada A. Kagy, b. Aug. 23, 1886. Brethren. 

2. Bertha J. Kagy, b. Jan. 10, 1888. U. B. 

3. Manola H. Kagy, b. April 6, 1889. U. B. Singers 
Glen, Va. 

No. 479. Sixth Generation. 476. 

4) Wm. Zirkle Hov^ver, born in Virginia, Feb. 19, 1872, 
married Fannie K. Neff Feb. 15, 1894. Moved to Illinois 
the same year. 

1. Glen .N. Howver, b. March 4, 1896. 

2. Joseph W. Howver, b. Aug. 16, 1898. 

3. Clyde H. Howver, b. Nov. 2, 1903. 

No. 480. Sixth Generation. 476. 

5) Siddie Alice Howver, born in Virginia, Oct. 7, 1879, 
married David R. Deviers Feb. 25, 1903. U. B. Harri- 
sonburg, Va. 

1. Blanche Virginia Deviers, b. Nov. 11, 1903, 

No. 481. Fifth Generation, 474. 

2) Sarah K. Ralston, born at Harrisonburg, Va., Dec. 27, 
1843, U. B., and B. F. Dove, born O'ctober, 1843, no 
church, were married October, 1866. Carpenter and farm- 
er. Both died near the same time. 

1. Louisa V. Dove, b. March 11, 1869. No. 482. 
' 2. Charles W. Dove, b. Sept. 20, 1871. No. 483. 

3. Lina E. Dove, b. Aug. 30, 1873. Single. 

4. Homer F. Dove, b. June 18, 1876. No. 484. 

5. Mildred Dove, b. Dec. 20, 1880. Single. 

6. Bettie M. Dove, b. Sept. 27, 1882. Single. 

No. 482. Sixth Generation. 481. 

1) Louisa V. Dove, born in Virginia March 11, 1869, 

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died Oct. 14, 1894. Joseph H. Hoover was born Feb. 3, 
1863. They were married Dec. 25, 1887. U. B. Singers 
Glen, Va. 

1. Gertie Hoover, b. Sept. 25, 1888. 

2. Tracie Hoover, b. Aug. 16, 1891. 

3. Lou F. Hoover, b. Sept. 16, 1894. 

Mr. Hoover married his second wife, Minnie 
Ralston, March 5, 1896. 

4. Lester Hoover, b. April 11, 1897. 

No. 483. Sixth Generation. 481. 

2) Charles W. Dove, born Sept. 20, 1871, and Sallie Mc- 
Millan, born March 14, 1875, were married Jan. 14, 1894. 
Farmer, Singers Glen, Va. 

1. John F. Dove, b. April 24, 1896. 

No. 484. Sixth Generation. 481. 

4) ilomer W. Dove, born June 18, 1876. No church. 
Kate Reedy, born March 2, 1880. U. B. No farther par- 
ticulars. Farmer, Singers Glen, Va. 

No. 485. Fifth Generation. 474. 

3) Annie E. Ralston, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 
25, 1845, married John F. Wright Dec. 25, 1888. No chil- 
dren. Presbyterians. Farmer, Singers Glen, Va. 

No. 486. Fifth Generation. 474. 

4) Silas W. Ralston was born near Harrisonburg, 
Va., Oct. 19, 1847, and died Sept. 9, 1904, married Julia A. 

Johnston Oct. 3, 1872, who died . U. B. Farmer, 

Singers Glen, Va. 

1. Lucy F. Ralston, b. Nov. 1, 1873. 

2. Mary E. Ralston, b. April 22, 1876, d. . 

3. Wm. B. Ralston, b. May 29, 1879, d. . 

No. 487. Fifth Generation. 474. 
6) Abraham D. Ralston, born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
Nov. 16, 1852, married Bertie E. Niswander Nov. 15, 1877. 
Phelps, Warren Co., 111. 

1. Oscar A. Ralston, b. Nov. 29, 1878. 

2. Effie V. Ralston, b. Aug. 1, 1881. 

3. William P. Ralston, b. Jan. 29, 1883, d. June 14, 1884. 

4. Roy C. Ralston, b. Aug. 21, 1888. 

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, 5. Harry N. Ralston, b. Feb. 22, 1895. 
6. Marshall G. Ralston, b. Jan. 28, 1897. 

No. 488. Fifth Generation. 474. 

8) John D. Ralston, born near Harrisonburg, Va., April 
12, 1856, and M. J. Ralston, born Sept. 27, 1859, were mar- 
ried Dec. 22, 1881. Live in Illinois. The names of this 
family, as also No. 487, are somewhat illegibly written and 
may contain some mistakes, — J. H. W. 

1. Gertrude M. Ralston, b. Dec. 9, 1883. 

2. Mamie V. Ralston, b. June 16, 1886. ' 

3. Eunice E. Ralston, b. Nov. 30, 1893. 

4. Elmer W. Ralston, b. Jan. 27, 1898. 

5. Herbert J. Ralston, b. April 4, 1904. 

No. 489. Fifth Generation. 475. 

2) Benjamin Fielding Ralston, born near Harrisonburg, 
Va., May 12, 1860, Presbyterian, and Dora L. May, born 
near Singers Glen, Va., Jan. 20, 1868, U. B., were married 
Feb. 8, 1891. Justice of peace and farmer. Singers Glen, 
Va. Cousins (see No. 315). 

1. Flemma W. Ralston, b. March 18, 1892. 

2. Annie J. Ralston, b. Feb. 3, 1896. 

3. Amanda May Ralston, b. Oct. 16, 1898. 

No. 490. Fifth Generation. 475. 

3) Elisabeth Catharine Ralston, born near Harrisonburg, 
Va., June 1, 1862, Presbyterian, married Louis E. Swank 
Oct. 2, 1892. U. B. The name Swank was in the German 
spelled Schwenk. 

1. Wilmer Swank, b. May 22, 1894. 

2. Edna Belle Swank, b. April 24, 1896. 

3. Infant son Swank, b. July 20, 1898, d. July 21, 1898. 

4. Ruel Eddison Swank, b. May 29, 1900. ) 

5. Ruth Elisabeth Swank, b. May 29, 1900. j ^^^^"^• 

6. Winnie Swank, b. Dec. 11, 1903. 

No. 491. Third Generation. 2. 

6) Jacob Beery, born near Edom, Rockingham Co., Va., 
in 1799, and Hannah Stoner, born in 1801, were married 
in 1823. They lived near Harrisonburg, Va., where all 

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their seven children were born. In 1838 they emigrated 
and settled near Bremen, Ohio. He died in 1840, she in 
1874. 

1. Isaac V. Beery, b. in Virginia, Aug. 18, 1824. No. 492. 

2. Sarah Beery, b. in Virginia, Nov. 19, 1825. No. 493. 

3. Susannah Beery, b. in Virginia, July 19, 1827. No. 
494. 

4. Abraham S. Beery, b. in Virginia, Sept. 9, 1829. No. 
495. 

5. Catharine Beery, b. in Virginia, Nov. 7, 1831. No. 505. 

6. Elisabeth Beery, b. in Virginia, April 7, 1834. No. 
506. 

7. Jacob G. Beery, b. in Virginia, July 4, 1837. No. 507. 

No. 492. Fourth Generation. 491. 

1) Isaac V. Beery, born in Virginia, Aug. 18, 1824, mar- 
ried Mary Houston. Cabinet maker. He v^as drafted in- 
to the Union army in 1864, and in his first battle was 
killed at Nashville, Tenn., Dec. 15, 1864. 

1. Margaret Matilda Beery, , m. Simon 

Sanderson and went to Kansas in 1864. 

2. Mary Elisabeth Beery. 

3. Sarah Adeline Beery. 

4. Kesia Jane Beery. Went to Kansas with their mother 
and settled in Jackson county. 

5. Wm. Henry Beery, d. when a child. 

No. 493. Fourth Generation. 491. 

2) Sarah Beery, born in Virginia Nov. 18, 1825, married 
Elias Disbennett. Farmer, Haynes, Hocking Co., Ohio. 

1. Isaac Disbennett, b. , m. Blosser, Has 

family, not reported. Farmer, Logan, Ohio. 

2. Elisabeth Disbennett, b. , m. Charles Hoy. 

Large family not reported. South Perry, Ohio. 

3. Biance Disbennett, b. , m. Mr. Hutchinson. 

Farmer, South Perry, Ohio. 

4. Susannah Disbennett, b. , m. Mr. Ingomer. 

Farmer, South Perry, Ohio. 

5. Abraham Disbennett, b. , m. Miss Blosser. 

Family not reported. Farmer, Logan, Ohio. 

6. Martha Disbennett, b. , m. Dates not reported. 

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No. 494. Fourth Generation. 491. 

3) Susannah Beery, born in Virginia July 19, 1827, mar- 
ried Daniel Poling. U. B. Farmer, South Perry, Hock- 
ing Co., Ohio. 

1. Susannah Jane Poling, b. , m. (no name). U. 

B. Farmer. Family, but not reported. South Perry, 
Ohio. 

2. William Poling, b. , m. Miss Mortin. No fam- 
ily, South Perry, Ohio. 

3. Simon Poling, b. , m. Miss ]\Iortin. No fam- 
ily. South Perry, Ohio. 

4. Fielding Poling, b. . 

5. Joseph Poling, b. , m. Miss Starr. South Perry, 

Ohio. 

6. Louisa Poling, b. , m. Samuel Thompson. 

South Perry, Ohio. 

7. Andrew Poling, b. , m. Miss Welty, South 

Perry, Ohio. Dates not reported. 

No. 495. Fourth Generation. 491. 

4) Abraham S. Beery, born in Virginia Sept. 9, 1829, 
married Margaret Hunsaker, born March 11, 1835. Both 
living (1904). Brethren, Covington, Ohio. Mr. Beery 
came from Rockingham county, Virginia, with his parents 
in 1838 to Fairfield county, Ohio. After his father's death 
in 1840 he made his home with his uncle, Peter V. Beery, 
near Logan, Ohio. Under the early reverses and hard- 
ships of an orphan's life he grew to manhood with a love 
for work, truth and virtue, guided by the God he always 
trusted, and now in his last days he lives in comfort, 
peace and honor at Covington, Ohio, his devoted wife, 
Margaret, sharing the pleasures of old age with him in a 
retired life. They united with the Brethren church May 
2, 1857, and were placed in the deacon's office in 1871. 

1. Covina Beery, b. March 12, 1854, d. May 9, 1854. 

2. John H. Beery, b. Dec. 25, 1855, d. Oct. 12, 1860. 

3. Catharine Beery, b. March 4, 1858. No. 496. 

4. Jesse C. Beery, b. July 25, 1860. No. 497. 

5. Eld. P. H. Beery, b. Sept. 2, 1862. No. 498. 

6. Elisabeth Beery, b. Jan. 21, 1865. No. 499. 

7. Silas D. Beery, b. May 23, 1867. No. 500.^ 

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-^. Noah V. Beery, b. Aug. 9, 1869. No. 501. 

9. Matilda A. Beery, b. March 25, 1871. No. 502. 

10. Martha B. Beery, b. Jan. 9, 1874. No. 503. 

11. Isaac R. Beery, b. Feb. 21, 1877. No. 504. 

No. 496. Fifth Generation. 495. 

3) Catharine Beery, born March 4, 1858, Brethren, mar- 
ried Rufus McCune Oct. 1, 1876. M. E. Farmer, Criders- 
ville, Ohio. 

1. Margaret E. McCune, b. Sept. 8, 1877. No. 595. 

2. John W. McCune, b. March 22, 1879, ~^ 

d. of diphtheria, Nov. 26, 1882. I Both in 

3. Mary I. McCune, b. Feb. 6, 1881, [ one grave, 
d. of diphtheria, Nov. 26, 1882. J 

4. Charles A. McCune, b. Aug. 5, 1883. Lutheran. 
Farmer, Cridersville, Ohio. 

5. Franklin A. McCune, b. April 8, 1886. 

6. Etta J. McCune, b. April 7, 1888. No. 596. 

7. Arthur S. McCune, b. Sept. 13, 1890. 

8. Daisy Blanche McCune, b. May 2, 1893. 

9. Henry Edward McCune, b. Aug. 24, 1895. 

10. Oscar Bryan McCune, b. April 5, 1898. 

11. George L. McCune, b. Jan. 24, 1904. 

No. 497. Fifth Generation. 495. 

4) Jesse C. Beery, born July 25, 1860, married Mary Jane 
Geiger, in 1883. U. B. Bremen, Ohio. Rev. Jesse C. 
Beery received a good education in the common schools, 
and at Ashland College, Ohio, and taught public school 
for years. He was a minister of the Brethren church 
for eight years, but now belongs to the United Breth- 
ren. He is a man of strong convictions, and a power 
in the pulpit, as also a successful farmer. At present 
he with his sons, John A. and George W., are combined 
in the Record Printing Company at Bremen, Ohio. 

1. John A. Beery, b. April 11, 1884. 

2. George W. Beery, b. April 29, 1886. 

3. William O. Beery, b. May 7, 1889. 

4. Stanly O. Beery, b. July 13, 1891. 

5. Jesse B. Beery, b. Aug. 24, 1899. 

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No. 498. Fifth Generation. 495: 

5) Elder P. H. Beery, born Sept. 2, 1862, married Cath- 
arine Blosser, of Putnam county, Ohio, Jan. 2, 1887 (who 
was a granddaughter of Catharine Beery Seitz), a school- 
teacher and a woman of noble birth, deep piety, and un- 
dying devotion to her home and her God. Eld. Beery 
received a college education at Mt. Morris, 111., De Pauw, 
Ind., and Juniata, Pa. He was in school work seven 
years, teaching in Smithville College, Ohio, and president 
of college at Fruitdale, Ala. At present he is engaged in 
evangelistic work. He united with the Brethren church 
in 1879. He was elected to the ministry Sept. 15, 1889, 
and to the eldership June 5, 1902. Address, Covington, 
Ohio. 

1. Geno Ethel Beery, b. April 30, 1889. At home, united 
with the Brethren church at the age of fourteen years, 

2. Nina Lenore Beery, b. Sept. 7, 1890, d. March 20, 1891. 

3. Wilbur H. Beery, b. Nov. 12, 1892. 

4. Clarence A. Beery, b. Jan. 30, 1894. 

5. Esther P. Beery, b. May 21, 1895, d. July 10, 1896. 

6. Raphael A. Beery, b. March 3, 1899. 

7. Helen M. Beery, b. Aug. 8, 1900. 

No. 499. Fifth Generation. 495. 

6) Elisabeth Beery, born Jan. 21, 1865, dressmaker, mar- 
ried George Vanatta, a teacher. Brethren, later Method- 
ist. Died, Aug. 2, 1895. 

1. Wayne Defiance Vanatta. 

No. 500. Fifth Generation. 495. 

7) Silas D. Beery, born May 23, 1867, died single at the 
age of 25 years. Brethren. Teacher and student of excep- 
tional ability. 

No. 501. Fifth Generation. 495. 

8) Noah V. Beery, born Aug. 9, 1869, married Eliza C. 
Bowman, November, 1891. Active members of the Breth- 
ren church. Mr. Beery is a man of tireless energy, fear- 
less courage, and fixed purposes. Farmer, Covington, 
Ohio. 

1. John S. Beery, b. Oct. 23, 1892. 

2. Ruth E. Beery, b. Jan. 28, 1894. 

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3. Zelma M. Beery, b. April 20, 1896. 

4. Naoma V. Beery, b. Jan. 5, 1899. 

No. 502. Fifth Generation. 495. 

9) Matilda A. Beery, born Nov. 25, 1871, a devoted 
Christian woman, married David E. Younce, Dec. 19, 1894, 
an expert painter and paper hanger. Brethren, near Cov- 
ington, Ohio. 

1. Oran N. Younce, b. no date, (perhaps a mistake), 

2. Glenna M. Younce, b. Nov. 22, 1895. 

3. Elisabeth A. Younce, b. Feb. 21, 1897. 

4. Justice G. Younce, b. Jan. 29, 1900. 

5. Margaret C. Younce, b. Nov. 21, 1902. 

No. 503. Fifth Generation. 495. 

10) Martha B. Beery, born Jan. 9, 1874, a woman of 
taste, dignity and high purpose, married Ora Q. Boggs 
Oct. 10, 1894, then of the State Militia. She is a member 
of the Brethren church. 

1. Leo Fenton Boggs, b. Nov. 8, 1897. 

2. Margaret Boggs, b. May 24, 1904. 

No. 504. Fifth Generation. 495. 

11) Isaac R. Beery, born Feb. 21, 1877, married Elisa- 
beth Shafer, July 20, 1899. Brethren, Covington, Ohio. 
Mr. Beery has been a student of Juniata College, Pa. He 
is a teacher, orator and a recognized leader in educational, 
Sunday-school and church work. 

1. Gladys L. Beery, b. Nov. 2, 1900. 

2. Margaret E. Beery, b. March 7, 1902. 

No. 505. Fourth Generation. 491. 

5) Catharine Beery, born Nov. 7, 1831, married Lemuel 
Disbennett. U. B. Farmer, South Perry, Ohio. 

1. Andrew J. Disbennett. No dates. 

2. George Disbennett. 

3. Disbennett. 

4. Caroline Disbennett. 

5. Martha E. Disbennett. 

No. 506. Fourth Generation. 491. 

6) Elisabeth Beery, born April 7, 1834, married Andrew 

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Wright. U. B. Stock dealer and farmer, Logan, Ohio. 
Dates not reported. 

1. William H. Wright, married Sena Kerwood. Pre- 
siding Elder U. B., Logan, Ohio. 

2. Margaret Wright, married Philip Sholl. U. B. 
Farmer, Bremen, Ohio. 

3. Frank Wright, married Miss Olive. U. B. Farmer. 

4. Charles Wright, married Elisabeth Sholl. U. B. 
Farmer. 

5. Emerson Wright, married. U. B. minister. 

6. Almeda Wright, married John Ellicker. 

7. Oakley Wright, minister U. B. Columbus, Ohio. 

8. Josephine Wright, imbecile. 

9. Homer Wright, married Barbara Hufiford. Mechan- 
ic, Bremen, Ohio. 

10. Porter Wright, married Jennie HuflFord. Teacher, 
Bremen, Ohio. 

No. 507. Fourth Generation. 49L 

7) Jacob G. Beery, born July 4, 1837, married Martha 
Brant. Mr. Beery is a veteran of the Civil War, and a 
railroad man. Vanwert, Ohio. 

1. Anna R. Beery, No. 508. 

2. Josie Beery. No. 509. 

3. Viola Beery, died in youth. 

4. Charles I. Beery, married Gertrude Sharp. Telegra- 
pher, Syracuse, Ind. 

5. William A. Beery, bachelor, minister U. B. 

6. Oscar Beery, married, telephone lineman, Cridersville, 
Ohio. 

No. 508. Fifth Generation. 507. 

1) Anna R. Beery, married Daniel Saddler. 

1. Bessie Saddler. 

2. Wallace Saddler. 

3. Leota Saddler. 

4. Maria Saddler 

No. 509. Fifth Generation. 507. 

2) Josie Beery, died 1886. Married William Frasier, a 
farmer at Cridersville, Ohio. 

1. Leo W. Frasier, b. 1882. 114 Washington St., Dayton, 
Ohio. 

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No. 510. Third Generation. 2. 

7) Samuel Beery, born near Edom, Rockingham Co., 
Va., April 12, 1803, died at South Perry, Hocking Co., 
Ohio, Feb. 24, 1874. Married Jennie Spicer in 1827; also 
dead. Both buried at South Perry, Ohio. Both were 
originally Mennonites. Mr. Beery, at about the age of 
fifty years (perhaps about the time of his second mar- 
riage), united with the M. E. church. 

1. Anna Beery, b. Feb. 2, 1828. No. 798. 

2. Millie Beery, b. Oct. 6, 1829. No. 805. 

3. David Beery, died in childhood. 

4. Catharine Beery, b. Sept. 3, 1833. No. 809. 

5. Mary F. Beery, died. 

6. William Beery, d. of fever in the Civil War. 

7. Joseph Beery, d. in childhood. 

8. John Beery. No. 810. 

9. Margaret Beery, d. in childhood. 

10. Infant Beery, d. in infancy. 

11. Infant Beery, d. in infancy. 

12. Infant Beery, d. in infancy. 

Samuel Beery married his second wife, Sarah Raburn, 
Oct. 16, 1851. 

13. Lavina Beery, b. April 5, 1852, d. of whooping 
cough, 1855. 

14. Samuel H. Beery, b. Jan. 20, 1854. No. 811. 

15. Benjamin F. Beery, b. March 23, 1860, d. July 7, 1896. 

No. 511. Third Generation. 2. 

8) Frances Beery, born on the present Anna Wampler 
farm, two miles south of Edom, Rockingham county, Va., 
Dec. 12, 1804, died Aug. 20, 1889. David Ralston was 
born in the same vicinity March 10, 1804, and died at the 
place of his birth, at* his father's old homestead April 3, 
1877, which farm is now in possession of his son. Captain 
John H. Ralston, near Harrisonburg, Va. Christian 
thurch. Farmer. Mr. David Ralston was a large, well- 
proportioned man, of great physical strength and endur- 
ance, and was a fine singer. His children were noted mu- 
sicians, vocal and instrumental, and, under the care of 
good parental advice and training, they were intelligent, 
and morally and religiously inclined. — J. H. W. 

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1. Sarah Ralston, b. Jan. 12, 1824, d. (no date). 

2. Abraham Ralston, b. Aug. 5, 1826, d. 1828. 

3. Barbara Ann Ralston, b. Dec. 2, 1827. No. 512. 

4. Samuel Ralston, b. Feb. 2, 1829. No. 524. 

5. Capt. John H. Ralston, b. March 18, 1832. No. 525. 

6. Catharine Ralston, b. Oct. 7, 1833. No. 526. 

7. Ellen Ralston, b. Oct. 18, 1835. No. 527. 

8. James Wm. Ralston, b. Oct. 9, 1838, d. single, Feb. 
21, 1852. 

9. Michael Harvey Ralston, b. Oct. 20, 1839. No. 528. 

10. Hannah E. Ralston, b. Sept. 13, 1841. No. 529. 

11. Lydia Ralston, b. Feb. 1, 1844, d. April 5, 1872. ) .5 

12. Fannie J. Ralston, b. Feb. 1, 1844. No. 537. C ^ 

13. Josephine Ralston, b. Dec. 21, 1846. No. 538. 

14. Belle Ralston, b. July 21, 1850, d. Feb. 21, 1851. 

No. 512. Fourth Generation. 511. 

3) Barbara Ann Ralston, born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
Dec. 2, 1827, died Sept. 28, 1898. Peter Swank, born July 
18, 1825, died Sept. 16, 1875. They were married Oct. 28, 

1847. Christian church. Singers Glen, Va. 

1. Mary F. Swank, b. Nov. 22, 1848. No. 513. 

2. John D. Swank, b. Nov. 27, 1850. No. 516. 

3. Amanda J. Swank, b. July 9, 1852. No. 517. 

4. Samuel H. Swank, b. Oct. 3, 1854. No. 518. 

5. Ada A. Swank, b. Oct. 13, 1856. No. 519. 

6. Ellen V. Swank, b. Nov. 19, 1858. No. 520. 

7. Sarah L. Swank, b. Feb. 6, 1861, d. young. 

8. Charles H. Swank, b. April 9, 1863. No. 521. 

9. Bettie I. Swank, b. Jan. 1, 1866. No. 522. 
10. Emma J. Swank, b. May 3, 1869. No. 523. 

No. 513. Fifth Generation. 512. 

1) Mary F. Swank, born near Singers Glen, Va., Nov. 22, 

1848, married Joseph H. Funk, of Cass county, Mo., Jan. 
21, 1875. M. E. South. Farmer, Peculiar, Cass Co., Mo. 

1. Linneus A. Funk, b. Oct. 29, 1875. No. 514. ' 

2. Lula Alta Funk, b. May 9, 1878. No. 515. 



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No. 514. Sixth Generation. 513. 

1) Linneus A. Funk, born Oct. 29, 1875, married Cora 
Callaway Sept. 4, 1898. M. E. South. Farmer. 

1. Clyde Funk. 

2. Herald Funk. 

3. Joseph Funk. 

No. 515. Sixth Generation. 513. 

3) Lula Alta Funk, born May 9, 1878, married Charles 
Simonds Sept. 23, 1898. M. E. South. Farmer. 

1. Marion Simonds. 

2. Joseph Simonds. 

No. 516. Fifth Generation. 512. 

2) John D. Swank, born near Singers Glen, Va., Nov. 27, 
1850; died Nov. 24, 1883. Christian. He married Grace 
G. Harper, of Pendleton county, West Virginia, Nov. 25, 
1880. U. B. Farmer. 

1. Effie L. Swank, b. in 1882. 

2. Stella G. Swank, b. in 1884. 

No. 517. Fifth Generation. 512. 

3) Amanda J. Swank, born near Singers Glen, Va., July 
9, 1852, and Dewitt C. Lineweaver, born near Harrison- 
burg, Va., April 26, 1853, were married Oct. 24, 1875. M. 
E. Farmer, Brooklyn, Iowa. 

1. Effie B. Lineweaver, b. Feb. 6, 1881. 

2. Walker C. Lineweaver, b. Nov. 21, 1884. 

No. 518. Fifth Generation. 512. 

4) Samuel H. Swank, born near Singers Glen, Va., Oct. 

3, 1854, married Nettie V. Donavan, March 23, 1890. U. B. 
Merchant, Singers Glen, Va. 

1. Maud Swank, b. Dec. 17, 1890. 

2. John R. Swank, b. June 11, 1892. 

3. Renel P. Swank, b. Oct. 25, 1894. 

4. Alma H. Swank, b.June 13, 1900, d. Oct. 27, 1900. 

5. Mabel Swank, b. Sept. 21, 1902. 

No. 519. Fifth Generation. 512. 

5) Ada A. Swank, born near Singers Glen, Va., Oct. 13, 
1856, married Rev. E. T. Iseley, of North Carolina, Aug. 

4, 1896, the latter died Dec. 21, 1902, in Colorado, a few 

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weeks after his arrival at that place, whither he had gone 
as a missionary in the interest of the Christian church, 
lie was buried in Virginia. The widow is at present in 
North Carolina. 

No. 520. Fifth Generation. 512. 

6) Ellen V. Swank, born near Singers Glen, Va., Nov. 19, 
1858 (Christian church), married George W. Shaffer Nov. 
11, 1884. Brethren. Farmer, Nokesville, Va. 

1. Pearl Shaffer, b. Oct. 13, 1889. 

No. 521. Fifth Generation. 512. 

8) Charles H. Swank, born near Singers Glen, Va., April 
9, 1863, died Nov. 30, 1899. Local minister. Married Lucy 
M. Shaffer May 3, 1885. Christian church. Farmer, 
Singers Glen, Va. 

1. Millie V. Swank, b. March 13, 1886. Baptist. 

2. John A. Swank, b. Dec. 6, 1887. Baptist. 

3. Welden H. Swank, b. Aug. 25, 1889, d. Dec. 7, 1904. 
Baptist. 

4. Grace G. Swank, b. May 20, 1892. 

5. Charles S. Swank, b. Sept. 30, 1893. 

6. Mary E. Swank, b. Nov. 11, 1896. 

7. Lucy W. Swank, b. Nov. 5, 1898, d. April 11, 1900. 

No. 522. Fifth Generation. 512. 

9) Bettie L Swank, born near Singers Glen, Va., Jan. 1, 
1866, married Jacob S. Kagy Aug. 25, 1889. Christian 
church. Teacher and jeweler, Bridgewater, Va. 

1. Lula May Kagy, b. Sept. 8, 1890. 

2. Paul Swank Kagy, b. March 27, 1892. 

No. 523. Fifth Generation. 512. 

10) Emma J. Swank, born near Singers Glen, Va., May 3, 
1869, married Henry Franklin May, May 12, 1889, d. Aug. 
31, 1903. Distant relative. See No. 313. U. B. Singers 
Glen, Va. 

1. Ethel B. May, b. Aug. 21, 1890. 

2. Myrtle S. May, b. Oct. 22, 1893. 

3. Walker H. May, b. Nov. 26, 1896. 

4. Clarence F. May, b. Jan. 14, 1904. 

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No. 524. Fourth Generation. 511. 

4) Samuel Ralston was born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
Feb. 2, 1829. At the age of two years he was afflicted 
with scrofula, which affected his eyesight. At the age 
of twelve, when his vision was almost gone, he was sent 
to the Institute for the Blind, at Staunton, Va., where he 
remained until he arrived at the age of nineteen years. 
Having taken great interest in instrumental music, which 
he mastered to perfection, he afterwards traveled much as 
a music teacher. In 1897 he was paralyzed, and became 
perfectly helpless. He died, unmarried, Oct. 28, 1901.— 
(By his sister, Fannie J. Zirkle, Greenmount, Va.) 

No. 525. Fourth Generation. 511. 

5) Capt. John H. Ralston, was born near Harrison- 
burg, Va., March 18, 1832.- He married Hettie Swank, 
who died (no date). He married, as his second wife, 
Elisabeth Messick (no date). Mr. Ralston was captam 
of the Tenth Virginia regiment in the Confederate army. 
He was wounded three days before the surrender, April 
6, 1865, and, with others, was left for dead on the battle- 
field. His watch and other valuables, with the announce- 
ment of his death, were reported to his friends at home, 
who knew no better until just the day before his funeral 
was to have been preached, when he returned home to 
the great surprise of all who knew him. It seems that, 
late hi the day of the battle, it was accidentally found that 
Capt. Ralston's life was not entirely extinct. He was 
taken to a hospital, nursed, and fed on gruel for six 
weeks. Finally he recovered and is still living at a very 
advanced age. Mr. Ralston resides on the farm where he 
was born and where his father was born, reared, lived 
and died. Here also Capt. Ralston's grandfather had 
lived and died. This farm has been in possession of this 
lineage of the Ralstons for over a hundred years. He has 
no children. Farmer, Harrisonburg, Va.— F. J. Z. 

No. 526. Fourth Generation. 511. 

6) Catharine Ralston, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Oct. 

7 1833, died in Ohio June 22, 1879. She married Samuel 

Swank, of the above address, May 10, 1854. Members of 

Christian church, as also were all their children. In 1874 

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they all emigrated to Ohio. Address, Troy, Miami Co., 
Ohio. 

1. Sarah Ann Swank, b. March 14, 1855. No. 750. 

2. Isaac Luther Swank, b. Nov. 25, 1856, d. April 18, 
1868. 

3. William Harvey Swank, b. Aug. 3, 1858. No. 751. 

, 4. Samuel Joseph Swank, b. Jan. 6, 1860, d. June 22, 
1875. 

5. Hannah Frances Swank, b. June 17, 1861. No. 752. 

6. Noah David Swank, b. May 7, 1863. No. 753. 

7. John Ralston Swank, b. April 14, 1865. No. 754. 

8. Betty Josephine Swank, b. March, 1868, d. Jan. 12, 
1869. 

9. Minnie Jane Swank, b. Dec. 10, 1869. No. 755. 
10. Louie Verna Swank, b. Jan. 23, 1872. No. 756. 

No. 527. Fourth Generation. 511. 

7) Ellen Ralston, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Oct. 18, 
1835, married Benjamin F. Cromer. (No dates nor par- 
ticulars.) 

1. H. F. Cromer, b. Oct. 31, 1856, m. Arbanna Mal- 
comb, of Highland Co., Va. Have fourteen children, 
all living. Cheat Bridge, Randolph Co., W. Va. 

2. Mary F. Cromer, b. July 15, 1858, m. M. G. Lilly. 
Have three children. M. E. Farmer, Lilly, Va. 

3. E. E. Cromer, b. Dec. 18, 1859, m. Nelia Airhart, of 
Augusta county, Virginia. Have three children. M. 
E. Farmer, Dayton, Va. 

4. F. J. Cromer, b. Dec. 1, 1861, m. Mollie Phares, of 
Virginia. Have seven children. U. B. Farmer, 
West Plains, Mo. 

5. Bettie B. Cromer, born Jan. 16, 1864, m. Thomas 
Devers. Have two children. M. E. Farmer, Har- 
risonburg, Va. 

6. John M. Cromer, b. April 5, 1868, m. Lelia Wyne. "^ 
Have six children. U. B. Mail Clerk, Otto- 
bine, Va. 

7. Josie H. Cromer, b. April 5, 1868, m. D. N. Van- 
pelt. Have five children. M. E. Tinner, Spring 
Creek, Va, 

8. Ida F. Cromer, b. Sept. 19, 1870. M. E. Single, 






Ottobine, Va. 



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9. Palmetto V. Cromer, b. Dec. 28, 1872, m. Edward 
Carrier. One child. M. E. Saddler and harness 
maker. 

10. Edna E. Cromer, b. Oct. 18, 1875. U. B. Single, 
Ottobine, Va. 

11. Anna R. Cromer, b. Dec. 6, 1878, m. Hays Gor- ") 
don, of Pittsburg, Pa. One child. M. E. Iron | 
mechanic, Pittsburg, Pa. Y ^ 

12. Mantie R.' Cromer, b. Dec. 6, 1878, m. Joseph j ^ 
Wyne. M. E. Blacksmith, Spring Creek, Va. J 

13. Lottie L. Cromer, b. Dec. 23, 1881, m. D. P. Wine. 
M. E. Railway mail clerk, Harrisonburg, Va. 

No. 528. Fourth Generation. 511. 

9) Michael Ralston, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Oct. 
20, 1839, single man. He was lieutenant in the Tenth 
Virginia regiment, in charge of his brother, Capt. John H. 
Ralston. He was killed in battle May 3, 1863. 

No. 529. Fourth Generation. 511. 

10) Hannah E. Ralston, born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
Sept. 13, 1841, and Isaac C. Myers, born near Greenmount, 
Va., Feb. 8, 1839, were married Sept. 9, 1860. Brethren. 
Farmer, Greenmount, Va. Mr. Myers was elected to the 
ministry in December, 1874, and later to the office of 
elder. He is an efficient worker in the church in Rock- 
ingham county, and the adjoining counties. In public, as 
well as in private life, he is considered an honorable 
man and Christian. The writer is greatly iridebted to him 
and his good wife for the active part they have taken in 
helping to furnish information and material for this his- 
tory.— J. H. W. 

1. Virginia C. Myers, b. in Virginia, July 3, 1861. No. 
530. 

2. Anna Nora Myers, b. in Preble county, Ohio, Aug. 
4, 1864. No. 531. 

3. John W. Myers, b. in Virginik, Dec. 21, 1868. No. 
533. 

4. Emma F. Myers, b. in Virginia, ]\Iarch 29, 1872. No. 
534. 

5. Clara E. Myers, b. in Virginia, Jan. 10, 1877. No. 535. 

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6. Dewitt C. Myers, b. in Virginia, Nov. 16, 1879. No. 
536. 

No. 530. Fifth Generation. 529. 

1) Virginia C. Myers, born at Greenmount, Va., July 

3, 1861, united with the Brethren church at the age of 
13 years. Jacob A. Miller was born at the same place, 
May 20, 1859. They were married in Virginia, Sept. 5, 
1880. Brethren, Manvel, Texas. Mr. Miller united with 
the Brethren church in Virginia in 1878. He was elected 
to the ministry at Manvel, Texas, in 1893, and later or- 
dained as elder in charge of evangelistic work. After mar- 
riage they lived in Virginia until July 25, 1893, when they 
emigrated to Manvel, Texas, for the benefit of Mrs. Mil- 
ler's health, which was greatly improved. Sept. 8, 1900, 
they were among the few whose lives were spared from 
the ravishes of the destructive storm, in which they lost 
nearly all their property. 

1. Cora A. Miller, b. near Greenmount, Va., June 12, 
1881, united with the Brethren at the age of 12 years. 
No. 5301/^. 

No. 5301^. Sixth Generation. 530. 

1) Cora A. Miller, born near Greenmount, Rocking- 
ham county, Va., June 12, 1881, and M. H. Peters (Breth- 
ren minister), born in Franklin county, W. Va., Feb. 24, 
1876, were married Feb. 24, 1900. Manvel, Texas. 

1. Ethel O. Peters, b. in Texas, Jan. 16, 1902. 

2. Alfred H. Peters, b. in Texas, Sept. 12, 1903. 

3. Vena V. Peters, b. in Texas, Dec. 7, 1904. 

No. 531. Fifth Generation. 529. 

2) Anna Nora Myers, born in Preble county, Ohio, Aug. 

4, 1864, and Benj. F. Miller, born near Greenmount, 
Va., June 25, 1861, were married Sept. 10, 1882. Brethren. 
Farmer, carpenter and mail carrier. Grottoes, Augusta Co., 
Va. Mr. Miller is a minister in the Brethren church, and 
lives on a farm, under which are the noted Weyer Cave, the 
Madison Cave, and the Fountain Cave. The first men- 
tioned is of the greatest importance. 

1. Bessie F. Miller, b. May 20, 1883. No. 532. 

2. Bertie I. Miller, b. Dec. 10, 1884. 

3. Arthur C. Miller, b. Oct. 9, 1886. 

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4. Emma L. Miller, b. Oct. 19, 1889. 

5. Edward M. Miller, b. Aug. 1, 1891. 

6. Ollie M. Miller, b. March 16, 1893. 

7. Isaac B. Miller, b. March 9, 1895. 

8. Clyde D. Miller, b. Aug. 18, 1901. ) • 

9. Clara A. Miller, b. Aug. 18, 1901. \ 

No. 532. Sixth Generation. 531. 

1) Bessie F. Miller, born May 20, 1883, and Eugene M. 
Grove, born Nov. 19, 1875, were married May 14, 1903. 
Brethren. 

1. Lurty Long Grove, b. Aug. 3, 1904. 

No. 533. Fifth Generation. 529. 

3) John W. Myers, born at Greenmount, Va., Dec. 
21, 1868, and Elisabeth S. Wampler, born same place, 
Feb. 23, 1869, were married May 10, 1891. Brethren. Mer- 
chant at Edom, Va. They lived in Texas one year, and 
were superintendents of the Old Folks' Home at Timber- 
ville, Va., for three years, ending in 1898. 

1. Infant daughter Myers, b. Aug. 27, 1892, d. Aug. 27, 
1892. 

2. William A. Myers, b. April 22, 1894. 

3. Isaac F. Myers, b. July 8, 1897. 

4. Hettie E. Myers, b. Oct. 28, 1899. 

5. S. Blair Myers, b. June 15, 1902. 

No. 534. Fifth Generation. 529. 

4) Emma F. Myers, born at Greenmount, Va., March 
29, 1872. G. C. Spitzer, born Sept. 10, 1870. Married (no 
date), M. E. South. Contractor, Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. Clarence M. Spitzer, b. Aug. 7, 1894. 

2. Wilber S. Spitzer, b. Oct. 8, 1895. 

3. John D. Spitzer, b. Nov. 28, 1897. 

4. Frank Spitzer, b. Oct. 5, 1901. 

No. 535. Fifth Generation. 529. 

5) Clara E. Myers, born at Greenmount, Va., Jan. 10, 
1877, Brethren, and Wm. H. Swank, born Oct. 3, 1876, 
were married March 16, 1897. No church. Farmer, Sing- 
ers Glen, Va. 

1. Mark M. Swank, b. April 2, 1899. 

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2. Mamie T. Swank, b. Oct. 23, 1901. 

3. Glenn F. Swank, b. Dec. 4, 1904. 

No. 536. Fifth Generation. 529. 

6) Dewitt C. Myers, born at Greenmount, Va., Nov. 
16, 1879, and Sallie V. Garber, born Aug. 10,- 1877, and 
graduated at Bridgewater, Va., College in 1899, were mar- 
ried Nov. 17, 1903. Brethren. Farmer, Greenmount, Va. 

1. Ralph Garber Myers, b. Sept. 1, 1904. 

No. 537. Fourth Generation. 511. 

12) Fannie J. Ralston, born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
Feb. 1, 1844, married B. Frank Zirkle, of Edom, Va., no 
date. No children. Christian church, Greenmount, Va. 
Mrs. Zirkle is a noble Christian woman. The writer great- 
ly appreciates her help in furnishing material for this 
history. Many thanks, " Cousin Fannie." Mr. B. F. 
Zirkle has for many years been almost blind and at pres- 
ent is able only to distinguish daylight from darkness. — 
T. H. W. 

No. 538. Fourth Generation. 511. 

13) Josephine E. Ralston, born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
Dec. 22, 1846, and Jeremiah F. Lineweaver, born Dec. 
24, 1848, were married April 25, 1871. 

1. Ida M. Lineweaver, b. May 23, 1872, m. C. L. Gowl, 
May 14, 1892. 

2. Harvey D. Lineweaver, b. Sept. 1, 1873. 

3. Isaac Lineweaver, b. Nov. 14, 1874, d. Nov. 11, 1900. 

4. Ollie F. Lineweaver, b. Jan. 27, 1876. 

5. Nora H. Lineweaver, b. March 9, 1879, m. John Lamb 
Aug. 30, 1904. 

No. 539. Third Generation. 2. 

9) Anna Beery, born near Edom, Va., married Michael 
McLoughlin, born same place. Dates of births, marriage 
and deaths not given. They in early days moved to 
Logan, Hocking Co., Ohio. — Failed to report. 

1. Elisabeth McLoughlin, m. John Palmer. 

2. Frances McLoughlin, m. Mr. Geil. 

3. John McLoughlin. 

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4. Erasmus McLoughlin. 

5. Mary McLoughlin, m. Jacob Beery. 

No. 540. Third Generation. 2. 

12) Magdalena Beery, born near Edom, Va., in 1812, 
died Feb. 10, 1848. Isaac Miller, born same place, Sept. 
17, 1813, died Feb. 20, 1848. They were married in Vir- 
ginia, Sept. 1, 1837. Hopkins Gap, Va. 

1. Abraham Miller, b. April 16, 1838. No. 878. 

2. John W. Miller, b. March 27, 1840. No. 879. 

3. Barbara C. Miller, b. March 25, 1842. No. 880. 

4. Joseph Miller, b. March 22, 1844. Single. Killed 
in U. S. army, 1864. 

5. Sarah E. Miller, b. April 5, 1846. No. 885. 

6. David Isaac Miller, b. Jan. 19, 1848. No. 886. 

No. 541. Third Generation. 2. 

10) Peter V. Beery, born near Edom, Va., Jan. 12, 1807, 
died near Logan, Hocking Co., Ohio, Oct. 12, 1899. Mar- 
garet Pulse, born near Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 21, 1813, 
died in Ohio, March 18, 1874. They were married in 
Virginia in 1831. Mr. Beery and wife in 1835 emigrated 
from Virginia to Indiana, in 1838 to Fairfield county, Ohio, 
and in 1840 to the farm where he lived for 50 years, and 
where he died, in Marion township, Hocking Co., Ohio, 
near Logan. He came to that vicinity and began pioneer 
life when Ohio was yet in its infancy. In 1847 he and 
his wife united with the Mennonite church and for 38 
years he was a consistent member, when for causes un- 
known, in 1885 he united with the U. B. church and re- 
mained a consistent member during life. He was a man 
of exemplary character, peaceable, and upright in his deal- 
ings. By hard labor and prudent investments he gained 
a competency for old age; but above all he lived in peace 
with God and man, and left a record pure and honored. 
He did not hoard his treasures, but was liberal, not only 
to his church, but to those in needy circumstances. His 
declining years were years of suffering, being deprived 
of his eyesight, yet he bore it patiently. He left 11 grand- 
children and 50 great-grandchildren. (His daughter Bar~ 
bara (Beery) Mericle, Grover Hill, Ohio.) 

•1. Elisabeth Ann Beery, b. July 10, 1832. No. 812. 

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2. Sarah Beery, b. Feb. 8, 1834. No. 813. 

3. Henry S. Beery, b. March 13, 1836. No. 814. 

4. Barbara Beery, b. May 18, 1838. No. 815. 

5. Mary E. Beery, b. Feb. 24, 1840. No. 816. 

6. Abraham Beery, b. Oct. 3, 1841, d. single, Feb. 8, 1868. 

7. Peter E. Beery, b. May 11, 1845, d. Dec. 22, 1847. 

8. Margaret Beery, b. Nov. 15, 1849, d. single, Nov. 26, 
1869. 

9. Noah W. Beery, b. Nov. 3, 1851. No. 820. 

No. 542. Third Generation. 2. 

13) Barbara Beery, who was born near Edom, Va., Aug. 
27, 1815, and died Sept. 23, 1849, married Jacob Funk. 
Mennonites, Bremen, Ohio. 

1. Abraham Funk, b. July 16, 1841. No. 876. 

2. Samuel Funk, b. Nov. 7, 1844, d. Nov. 2, 1851. 

3. John Wm. Funk, b. Jan. 7, 1847. No. 1032. 

4. Susannah Funk, b. July 7, 1849, d. Feb. 7, 1850. 

The above Jacob Funk married his second wife, Cath- 
arine Beery, June 20, 1850, who was a niece to his first 
wife. (See No. 856.) 

No. 543. Third Generation. 3. 

1) Abraham Beery, born near Edom, Rockingham coun- 
ty, Va., Sept. 30, 1786, died Feb. 12, 1870. He was a mem- 
ber of the Mennonite church, and was noted for his kind- 
ness, innocence and social disposition; in fact he was a 
noble man. We have evidence that he had not an enemy 
in the world. In order to distinguish him from the many 
other Abraham Beerys in his vicinity at that time, he 
was familiarly called " Brush Abe," from the fact that he 
lived in a place called the Brush country. One peculiarity 
in his case is that he died within fifty yards of the same 
place where he was born over 83 years previous, which is 
rather unusual for a person who has attained such a great 
age.— J. H. W. 

1. Josiah Beery, b. near Edom, Va., May 30, 1818. No. 
544. 

On April 7, 1842, Abraham Beery married Mrs. Hannah 
Allebaugh, whose maiden name was Robinson, born May 
26, 1899, and died Aug. 6, 1874. 

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2. Henry N. Beery, b. near Edom, Va., Nov. 11, 1843. 
No. 571. 

No. 544. Fourth Generation. 543. 

1) Josiah Beery, born near Edom, Va., May 30, 1818, 
died April 20, 1882. He was an industrious farmer and 
managed his business upon scientific principles, and was 
of a quiet and peaceful disposition, always attending to 
his own business in a private and intelligent way. He 
raised a fine family of intelligent sons and daughters. 
March 28, 1839, he married Anna S. Jacobs, who was boril 
in Fauquier county, Va., Nov. 7, 1819, and later came 
with her parents to Shenandoah county, and in 1831 to 
near Edom, Rockingham county, Va., where she spent 
the greater part of her life. In the year 1893 she by ac- 
^ cident was partially disabled, from which affliction she 
has made no improvement. Oct. 20, 1900, she, by the as- 
sistance of her son Josiah, of Missouri, came to make her 
home with her daughter, Mrs. Martha J. Simmons, at 
South English, Iowa. At present she is partially helpless, 
but cheerful and happy with the thought of soon being 
transferred from earth to heaven. She has been a faith- 
ful member of the Lutheran church ever since 1868. Mrs. 
Beery died May 4, 1905.— J. H. W. 

1. Elisabeth Beery, b. at Edom, Va., March 8, 1840. 
. No. 545. 

2. Sarah Beery, b. at Edom, Va., July 19, 1841, d. Dec. 
13, 1847. 

3. Hannah M. Beery, b. at Edom, Va., Dec. 17, 1842. 
No. 552. 

4. John W. Beery, b. at Edom, Va., Sept. 9, 1844. No. 
555. 

5. Josiah Beery, b. at Edom, Va., July 24, 1846. No. 
561. 

6. Margaret A. Beery, b. at Edom, Va., May 13, 1848, 
d. Nov. 21, 1851. 

7. Martha J. Beery, b. at Edom, Va., Feb. 3. 1850. No. 
562. 

8. George E. Beery, b. at Edom, Va., May 20, 1851. 
No. 564. 

9. Frances V. Beery, b. at Edom, Va., April 1, 1853. 
No. 565. 

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10. Franklin T. Beery, b. at Edom, Va., April 17, 1855. 
No. 567. 

11. Samuel N. Beery, b. at Edom, Va., March 24, 1857. 
No. 568. 

12. Mary A. Beery, b. at Edom, Va., July 9, 1859. No. 
569. 

13. Charles C. Beery, b. at Edom, Va., March 2, 1861. 
No. 570. 

No. 545. Fifth Generation. 544. 

1) Elisabeth Beery, who was born at Edom, Va., March 
8, 1840, died March 22, 1895, and Christian F. Shank, who 
was born near Harrisonburg, Va., June 23, 1839, and died 

, were married Aug. 26, 1860. Lutheran. Singers 

Glen, Va. 

1. Laura A. Shank, b. July 26, 1866. No. 546. 

2. Emma K. Shank, b. Aug. 30, 1868. No. 547. 

3. Ada G. Shank, b. April 20. 1870. No. 548. 



4. Ida V. Shank, b. April 20, 1870. No. 549. ' *^^"^- 

5. Minnie E. Shank, b. July 1, 1872. No. 550. 

6. Annie B. Shank, b. Dec. 15, 1874. No. 551. 

No. 546. Sixth Generation, 545. 

1) Laura A. Shank, born at Singers Glen, Va., July 26, 
1866, and Edwin H. Cassel, born Jan. 22, 1867, were mar- 
ried Jan. 22, 1891. Tailor, Harleysville, Pa. 

1. Loyd S. Cassel, b. Feb. 28, 1892. 

2. Charles Y. Cassel, b. Aug. 15, 1893. 

3. Grace S. Cassel, b. Feb. 9, 1896. 

4. Ada S. Cassel, b. May 21, 1898. 

5. Walter S. Cassel, b. May 20, 1900. 

No. 547. Sixth Generation. 545. 

2) Emma K. Shank, born near Singers Glen, Va., Aug. 
30, 1868, and Edwin K. Gangwer, born July 13, 1863, were 
married Jan. 7, 1903. U. B. Farmer and stockman, Dela- 
van, Kans. 

No. 548. Sixth Generation. 545. 

3) Ada G. Shank, born near Singers Glen, Va., April 20, 
1870 (twin), and Ira. B. Bowers, born Sept. 26, 1861, were 
married May 22, 1890. Lutherans. Farmer, R. F. D. 4, 
Harrisonburg, Va. 

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1. Gladys S. Bowers, b. March 26, 1891. 

2. Arthur W. Bowers, b. June 4, 1892. 

3. Mabel G. Bowers, b. Feb. 22, 1894. 

4. John C. Bowers, b. Dec. 19, 1895. 

5. Jesse B. Bowers, b. Feb. 21, 1898. 

6. Elisabeth C. Bowers, b. Jan. 18, 1900. 

7. Myrtice A. Bowers, b. March 7, 1902. 

8. Margie V. Bowers, b. Aug. 10, 1904. 

No. 549. Sixth Generation. 545. 

4) Ida V. Shank, born at Singers Glen, Va., April 20, 1870 
(twin), and William L. Perkins, born Dec. 18, 1874, were 
married Sept. 6, 1898. Baptist. Music teacher, Charlottes- 
ville, Va. 

1. Alma Shank Perkins, b. June 22, 1901. 

No. 550. Sixth Generation. 545. 

5) Minnie E. Shank, born at Singers Glen, Va., July 1, 
1872, and Lewis A. Armentrout, born Sept. 29, 1873, were 
married June 5, 1895. U. B. Merchant, Luray, Page 
county, Va. 

1. Grace M. Armentrout, b. July 25, 1896. 

2. Winona R. Armentrout, b. April 13, 1900. 

No. 551. Sixth Generation. 545. 

6) Annie B. Shank, born at Singers Glen, Va., Dec. 15, 
1874, U. B., and Jacob T. Frank, born Sept. 15, 1878 (no 
church), were married March 20, 1900. Employed at the 
oil wells, R. F. D. 3, Lima, Ohio. 

1. Norman Frank, b. April 14, 1901. 

No. 552. Fifth Generation. 544. 

3) Hannah M. Beery, born at Edom, Va., Dec. 17, 1842, 
died Feb. 24, 1904. John C. Beery, born near Edom, Va., 
April 5, 1837, died Oct. 9, 1904. They were married Feb. 
28, 1867. Presbyterian. Harrisonburg, Va. (See No. 59.) 

1. Edwin Beery, b. Dec. 10, 1867, d. (no date). 

2. Nora Beery, b. Jan. 7, 1869. Single, Harrisonburg, Va. 

3. Luther Beery, b. Nov. 11, 1870, d. Aug. 20. 

4. Stuart Beery, b. Oct. 22, 1872. No. 553. 

5. Kemper Beery, b. Sept. 2, 1874. Alleghany City, Pa. 

6. Marvin Beery, b. Feb. 28, 1876, d. July 9, 1876. 

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7. Clara Beery, b. June 5, 1877. No. 554. 

8. Loyd Beery, b. Jan. 26, 1882. Harrisonburg, Va. 

No. 553. Sixth Generation. 552. 

4) Stuart Beery, born at Edom, Va., Oct. 22, 1872, 

married Bessie McMellen, Sept. 29, 1899. Mr. Beery is 

clerking at the shipyard at Newport News, Va. (See No. 
257, as parents were cousins.) 

No. 554. Sixth Generation. 552. 

7) Clara Beery, born at Edom, Va., June 5, 1877, mar- 
ried Dr. B. W. Switzer, Oct. 11, 1898. Physician, Mt. 
Crawford, Va. (See No. 258, as Clara's parents were 
cousins and come both ways.) 

No. 555. Fifth Generation. 544. 

4) John W. Beery, born at Edom, Va., Sept. 9, 1844, 
and Rebecca Swartz, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, Feb. 
22, 1847, were married Sept. 2, 1869. Mr. Beery left Vir- 
ginia June 20, 1864, and came to Lancaster, Ohio. After 
marriage they moved to Shelby county, 111., in September, 
1872, and engaged in farming. In December, 1892, they 
came to Sumner county, Kans., where he has since been 
engaged in the grain and coal business, Ashton, Kans. 

1. Thomas C. Beery, b. in Fairfield county, Ohio, July 
6, 1870. No. 556. 

2. Mary A. Beery, b. in Shelby county, 111., Dec. 14, 1872. 
No. 557. 

3. Laura K. Beery, b. in Shelby county, 111., Aug. 8, 
1875. No. 558. ' 

4. Elmer C. Beery, b. in Shelby county, 111., Dec. 22, 
1877, d. Oct. 9, 1878. 

5. Docia L. Beery, b. in Shelby county, 111., Sept. 17, 
1879. No. 559. 

6. Emma L. Beery, b. in Shelby county. 111., Aug. 11, 
1881. No. 560. 

7. John O. Beery, b. in Shelby county. 111., Feb. 16, 1885, 
d. Oct. 10, 1885. 

8. Onie B. Beery, b. in Shelby county, 111., June 18, 
1888, d. Aug. 9, 1895. 

No. 556. Sixth Generation. 555. 

1) Thomas C. Beery, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 

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July 6, 1870, and Cora B. Davis, born April 23, 1875, were 
married Nov. 19, 1892. Baptists, Ashton, Kans. 

1. Son, b. dead, Sept. 29, 1893. 

2. Ruth Beery, b. Aug. 8, 1894. 

No. 557. Sixth Generation. 555. 

2) Mary A. Beery, born in Shelby county, 111., Dec. 14, 
1872, and Herman C. Swan, of Sumner county, Kans., 
born Oct. 6, 1873, were married Oct. 14, 1894. Presby- 
terians. Railroad agent, Geuda Springs, Kans. 

1. Arthur O. Swan, b. July 25, 1895. 

2. Evelyne Swan, b. Feb. 8, 1902. 

No. 558. Sixth Generation. 555. 

3) Laura K. Beery, born in Shelby county. III, Aug. 8, 
1875, married Ben. F. Keown, of Sumner county, Kans., 

•who was born Oct. 4, 1877. Farmer, Ashton, Kans. 

No. 559. Sixth Generation. 555. 

5) Docia E. Beery, born in Shelby county. 111., Sept. 17, 
1879, and Allen Owen, born in Sumner county, Kans., 
Dec. 5, 1881, were married June 3, 1902. Ashton, Kans. 

1. Fern A. B. Owen, b. March 17, 1903. 

2. John E. Owen, b. June 20, 1904. 

No. 560. Sixth Generation. 555. 

6) Emma L. Beery, born in Shelby county, 111., Aug. 
11, 1881, and Clarence J. Peters, born Sept. 13, 1878, were 
married Nov. 13, 1898. Farmer, Ashton, Kans. 

No. 561. Fifth Generation. 544. 

5) Josiah Beery, Jr., born at Edom, Va., July 24, 1846, 
and Emma Morris, of Ray county, Mo., born Jan. 19, 
1853, were married Feb. 5, 1873. Presbyterians. Farmer, 
Hardin, Ray Co., Mo. In 1864 Mr. Beery was drafted 
into the Confederate service during the Civil War and 
served as a guard at the Libby prison in Richmond, Va., 
later transferred to Danville and finally to North Carolina. 
In January, 1865, he was permitted to return home on 
furlough, where he remained until the surrender, April 
9, 1865. He then learned the carpenter trade and helped 
to rebuild the mills, barns and bridges that were destroyed 
during the war. March 29, 1869, he left Virginia, stopping 

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at different points in IMissonri, finally settling in Ray 
county, Mo. 

1. Charles Beery, b. Jan. 21, 1874. 

2. Mary Beery, b. Sept. 1, 1887. 

No. 562. Fifth Generation. 544. 

7) Martha J. Beery, born at Edom, Va., Feb. 3, 1850, 
and William C. Simmers, born near Edom, Va., Jan. 13, 
1848, were married at Edom, Feb. 19, 1874. Brethren. 
Retired farmer. South English, Iowa. Mrs. Simmers 
was born and raised at Edom, Va. In 1869, at the age 
of 19, she began teaching in Virginia, and taught five years, 
or ten terms. In 1874 she was married, and five days later 
she with her husband emigrated to Iowa, arriving Feb. 
27, 1874, and settling near South English, where they still 
reside. Mrs. Simmers is kindly and nobly caring for the 
wants of her invalid mother who came from Virginia, 
October, 1900, to make her home at the pleasant Sim- 
mers' residence, until her death, which occurred May 4, 
1905. Indeed what a noble work it is that children rev- 
erence and look after the welfare of their aged and help- 
less parents, making their last days known as their best 
days. W. C. Simmers, as an orphan boy at the age of 
6 years, found a pleasant Christian home with the author's 
parents at Edom, Va., to whom he is indebted for advice 
and proper training. Feb. 24, 1867, at the age of 19, he 
embarked for South English, Iowa, where among* strang- 
ers, with an empty purse, yet with brawny arms and will- 
ing mind, he went to work in earnest. He was successful 
in business, and now is financially independent, his es- 
tate being valued at $19,000. Broken down physically, he 
sold his farm, bought a fine residence in South English 
and retired from business. He died June 23, 1905. — J. H. 
W. 

1. Charles L. Simmers, b. near South English, Jan. 22, 
• 1875. No. 563. 

2. Virgil F. Simmers, b. near South English, Nov. 13, 
1882. No. 5631/^. 

No. 563. Sixth Generation. 562. 

1) Charles L. Simmers, born near South English, Iowa, 
Jan. 22, 1875. The subject of this sketch was raised on 

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a farm, where he worked during the summer, and attend- 
ed country schools during the winter until he was 20 
years of age. With due respect we add that he had the 
advantage of the training, care and advice of noble Chris- 
tian parents, which is one of the greatest factors in life. 
At the age of 12 years he was partly under the influence 
of Daniel Kaufifman, of Missouri (now a minister of the 
Gospel), who had his home with Mr. Simmers' parents; 
and later under the instruction of Wm. Gemmil, his 
schoolteacher during ,1893 and '94. Both these were re- 
fined, educated, noble young men, whose influence and 
inspiration led Charles L. to determine that his career 
should be along educational lines. From the age of 21 
to 25 he taught school, after which he was elected prin- 
cipal of the high school in South English. At the close 
of his second year he resigned that position and entered 
the State Normal at Cedar Falls, Iowa. He greatly en- 
joys his work, and hopes soon to obtain a University edu- 
cation, and again enter the teaching profession. The 
writer offers no flattery, but Mr. Simmers is one among 
the most noble young men in our vicinity. — J. H. W. 

No. 5631/^. Sixth Generation. 562. 

2) Virgil F. Simmers, born near South English, Keokuk 
county, Iowa, Nov. 13, 1882, lived on a farm until he was 
21 years of age. When a boy he took all the advantages 
that were offered to him to procure an education. He 
graduated from the country schools at the age of 16. At 
the age of 18 he was compelled to leave school on account 
of poor health which blighted his prospects for future 
usefulness. During the winter of 1904 and 1905, by a 
course of six months' treatment at the Osteopathic In- 
firmary at Grinnell, Iowa, his health has greatly im- 
proved. He always had a desire for frontier life, and 
expects in the near future to migrate to a mountainous 
country for permanent health, and some day acquire a 
better education that will make life worth living. Virgil 
F. is a model young man, and young people would do well 
to follow his example. — J. H. W. 

No. 564. Fifth Generation. 544. 
8) George E. Beery, born at Edom, Va., May 20, 1851 

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(no church), and Maggie Smith, born in Ray county, Mo., 
March 16, 1862, Presbyterian, were married Dec. 14, 1881. 
Mr. Beery left Virginia in 1870; stayed in Maryland 5 
years, in Denver, Colo., some time and also in Ray county. 
Mo. He learned the carpenter trade, and later resumed 
farming. Holt, Clay Co., Mo. 

1. Roy Beery, b. near Vibbard, Ray Co., Mo., Oct. 27, 
1882. He has been attending school at the Univer- 
sity at Columbia, Mo., for three years. No church. 

2. Ott Beery, b. near Holt, Clay Co., Mo., April 6, 1884. 
M. E. church. Clerking at Belen, New Mexico. 

3. Clara Beery, b. near Holt, Mo., Sept. 22, 1899. 

No. 565. Fifth Generation. 544. 

9) Fannie V. Beery was born at Edom, Va., April 1, 
1853. Martin V. Kirkpatrick, born near Edom, Va., Aug. 
5, 1851, died Jan. 30, 1890. They were married Feb. 3, 
1876, and a few days later came West and settled near 
South English, Iowa, where the family still reside. Breth- 
ren. Farmer, South English, Iowa. Mr. Kirkpatrick died 
at a time when his children were small and needed a 
father's care. Yet it is a satisfaction to note that through 
the influence and tireless efforts of the noble mother's 
care, she succeeded in raising a model family of honorable, 
intelligent and educated sons and daughters. — J. H. W. 

1. Charles T. Kirkpatrick, b. Oct. 27, 1876, d. Dec. 5, 
1876. 

2. Kemper A. Kirkpatrick, b. Aug. 8, 1878. No. 566. 

3. Annie B. Kirkpatrick, b. Aug. 24, 1880. Brethren, and 
teacher at home. 

4. Clarence E. Kirkpatrick, b. Nov. 28, 1882, d. Feb. 12, 
1896. 

5. Ellis Kirkpatrick, b. Aug. 21, 1884. Teacher. At 
home. 

6. Linnie Kirkpatrick, b. Feb. 18, 1887, d. Jan. 17, 1897. 

7. Martin Glen Kirkpatrick, b. Dec. 18, 1889. Student 
at South English. 

No. 566. Sixth Generation. 565. 

2) Kemper A. Kirkpatrick was born near South Eng- 
lish, Iowa, Aug. 8, 1878. Being eleven years of age when 
his father died, therefore the burden was upon him in 

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helping his widowed mother to provide for the family of 
small children. During the summer seasons he was hired 
to do farm work, and in winter attended the high school 
at South English. In 1899 he began teaching. In 1900 
he graduated from the Keokuk County Normal Institute 
and in 1901 became principal of a school at Baxter, Iowa. 
Later on he went into the nursery business upon his 
mother's farm, which he has since successfully operated 
during the summer, teaching school in winter. In the fall 
of 1904 he entered the Iowa State College of Agriculture, 
Mechanical Arts, and Horticultural Departments, of Ames, 
Iowa, at which place he is a student at present. He is a 
young man of noble deeds and good moral character and 
a model man. 

No. 567. Fifth Generation. 544. 

10) Franklin T. Beery, born at Edoni, Va., April 17, 

1855, died near Brooklyn, Iowa, Oct. 7, 1898. Ella G. 

Wheeler was born near Brooklyn, Sept. 19, 1866. They 

were married Dec. 15, 1885. M. E. Farmer, Brooklyn, 

Iowa. 

1. Glen W. Beery, b. at Brooklyn, Feb. 15, 1887. 

2. Ray M. Beery, b. at Brooklyn, Aug. 2, 1888, d. . 

3. Nancy Ethel Beery, b. at Brooklyn, June 21, 1890. 

4. Vada E. Beery, b. at Brooklyn, Jan. 30, 1895. 

5. Franklin M. Beery, b. at Brooklyn, Dec. 23, 1896. 

6. Edna Olive Beery, b. at Brooklyn, Dec. 22, 1898. 

No. 568. Fifth Generation. 544. 

11) Samuel N. Beery, born at Edom, Va., March 24, 
1857, died of appendicitis at South English, Iowa, Aug. 
17, 1894, and was buried at Brooklyn, Iowa. Stella 
Blanche Vreed was born July 14, 1867. They were mar- 
ried Jan. 19, 1886. 

1. Virgil Beery, b. April 30, 1887. 

Mrs. Beery for her second husband married Mr. White- 
side, 817 Buchanan St., Des Moines, Iowa. 
No. 569. Fifth Generation. 544. 

12) Mary A. Beery, born at Edom, Via., July 9, 1859, 
died single of typhoid fever, at Edom, July 5, 1897. Mary 
was a noble young woman; the youngest and only single 

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daughter of her mother's large family. She was the last 
one of the family that was left at home to look after the 
wants of her aged mother in Virginia who has been an 
invalid for many years. Mary was kind-hearted, with the 
bloom of youth upon her countenance, when lo, in a few 
short days of fever she stepped over into the beyond. 
Her invalid -mother is still living (1905) at the age of 
86 years.— J. H. W. 

No. 570. Fifth Generation. 544. 

13) Charles C. Beery, born at Edom, Va., March 2, 
1861, and Myrtle L. Chrisholm, born March 5, 1868, were 
married June 15, 1893. Mr. Beery came to Iowa in March, 
1883, and engaged in farming. In 1889 he went to Ne- 
braska and engaged in the real estate business. In 1896 
he became a grain merchant at Giltner, Nebr. Pres- 
byterians. 

1. Imogene Beery, b. Jan. 12, 1896. 

No. 571. Fourth Generation. 543. 

2) Henry N. Beery, born near Edom, Va., Nov. 11, 1843, 
and Mary E. Fletcher, born same place Sept. 19, 1843, 
were married Nov. 16, 1865. Dayton, Va. Mr. Beery had 
thorough educational advantages, is of a kind, sociable 
and pleasant disposition and always had an eye to busi- 
ness. He was raised on a farm and followed that occupa- 
tion until 1871, since which time he has held the follow- 
ing official positions in his native county, Rockingham 
county, Va.: Commissioner of Revenue for thirteen 
years. Clerk of School Board for twenty-on^e years. Dep- 
uty County Treasurer for five years. Since 1902 he has 
had charge of the books and repair department of the 
International Harvester Co., at Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. Hannah R. Beery, b. Sept. 25, 1866, m. Mr. Bowman, 
Lacy Springs, Va. 

2. Samuel E. Beery, b. April 17, 1868. District man- 
ager of the International Harvester Co., New Mar- 
ket, Va. 

3. Elisabeth L. Beery, b. April 4, 1870. Stenogra- 
pher in Southern railway office at Charlotte, N. C, 
Married C. E. Shore April 4, 1905. 

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4. Charles E. Beery, b. June 21, 1872. Clerk in a large 
department store, East Downington, Pa. 

5. William A. Beery, b. Feb. 7, 1875. Has been in Bal- 
timore, Md., for ten years. Bookkeeper for the 
South Baltimore Car Works for several years. 

6. Wade H. Beery, b. Feb. 22, 1877. Clerking in the 
same store with his brother Charles, Downington, Pa. 

The church relations of the foregoing family are Pres- 
byterian and German Reformed. 

No. 572. Third Generation. 3. 

4) Elisabeth Beery, born in Rockingham county, Vir- 
ginia, between 1790 and 1795, married Joseph Fry. Men- 
nonites. Farmer and stone mason, near Singers Glen, 
Rockingham Co., Va. 

1. Elisabeth Fry, b. in Virginia (no date), m. Daniel 
Layman. 

2. Daniel Fry, b. in Virginia (no date), cannot be found. 

3. Abraham Fry, b. in Virginia (no date), not found. 

4. Rebecca Fry, b. in Virginia (no date), m. Mr. Fanker. 

5. David Fry, b. in Virginia, July 25, 1825. No. 572^. 

No. 5721^. Fourth Generation. 572. 

5) David Fry, who was born near Singers Glen, Rocking- 
ham Co., Va., July 25, 1825, and died at Lebanon, Mo., 
July 21, 1901, married Elisabeth Good (no date), who died 
Jan. 2, 1889. Brethren. Lebanon, Mo. 

1. Michael Fry, b. Sept. 14, 1852, d. Feb. 7, 1863. 

2. Abraham Fry, b. June 5, 1856, d. Feb. 8, 1863. 

3. Elisabeth Fry, b. Dec. 14, 1858, d. Feb. 17, 1863. 

4. Delilah Fry, b. March 22, 1861, d. Feb. 7, 1863. 

5. Samuel S. Fry, b. (no date), living at Lebanon, Lac- 
lede Co., Mo. 

No. 573. Fifth Generation. 43. 

2) Benjamin Brenneman, born near Elida, Ohio, Sept. 
17, 1855, and Anna Wenger, born near Greenmount, Rock- 
ingham Co., Va., Oct. 7, 1858, were married Jan. 29, 1885. 
Mennonites. Farmer and carpenter, Mohea, Warwick Co., 
Va. Cousins (see No. 126). 

1. Amos Brenneman, b. Nov. 6, 1885. Mennonite. 

2. Hannah M. Brenneman, b. Dec. 4, 1886. Mennonite. 

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3. Susannah Brenneman, b. Nov. 2, 1888. 

4. Hettie Brenneman, b. Jan. 6, 1890. 

5. Timothy Brenneman, b. Aug. 11, 1891, d. Nov. 2, 
1892. 

6. John W. Brenneman, b. Jan. 30, 1893. 

7. Aldine Brenneman, b. Dec. 14, 1895. ) 

8. Alfred Brenneman, b. Dec. 14, 1895. \ ^wms. 

9. Benjamin Brenneman, b. Nov. 25, 1897. 

10. Anna Brenneman, b. Feb. 3, 1899. 

11. Irvin Brenneman, b. Dec. 17, 1903. 

No. 574. Fifth Generation. 43. 

3) Nancy E. Brenneman, born near Elida, Ohio, March 
16, 1858, married Jacob B. Welty March 5, 1896. Men- 
nonites, Nappanee, Ind. 

No. 575. Fifth Generation. 43. 

5) Susannah H. Brenneman, born near Elida, Ohio, July 
12, 1867, married Homer C. Brown, of Virginia, Nov, 27, 
1902. Mennonites. Farmer, Elida, Ohio. 

1. Nancy Jane Brown, b. Oct. 1, 1903. 

No. 576. Fifth Generation. 44. 

1) Lydia Brenneman, born near Delphos, Ohio, April 
14, 1850, married Wm. Henry Chandler, Jan. 28, 1869. U. 
B. Rushmore, Ohio. Parents related (see No. 697). 

1. Lucinda Chandler, b. Nov. 1, (year is illegible). No. 
577. 

2. Leah Chandler, b. Aug. 9, 1872. No. 578. 

3. Orpha Ruth Chandler, b. March 13, 1873. No. 579. 

No. 577. Sixth Generation. 576. 

1) Lucinda Chandler, born Nov. 1, (year is illegible), 
married Joseph Wilson Dec. 22, 1892. U. B., Rushmore, 
Ohio. (See No. 698. Come in both ways as parents were 
related.) 

No. 578. Sixth Generation. 576. 

2) Leah Chandler, born Aug. 9, 1872, married John W. 
Uland Nov. 25, 1897. U. B. Rushmore, Ohio. 

1. Elpha May Uland, b. Oct. 17, 1898. (See No. 699.) 

No. 579. Sixth Generation. 576. 

3) Orpha Ruth Chandler, born March 13, 1873, married 

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Elias Howard Sept. 15, 1898. Rushmore, Ohio. (See No. 
700.) 

1. Connie Irene Howard, b. July 27, 1899. 

2. Roetta Howard, b. Jan. 2, 1901. 

No. 580. Fifth Generation. 44. 

3) Elisabeth Brenneman, born near Delphos, Ohio, Dec. 
3, 1854, and Perry F. Heidelbaugh, born March 22, 1856, 
were married Aug. 13, 1878. Farmer, Delphos, Ohio. 
(See No. 701.) 

1. Infant daughter, b. June 12, 1879, d. 

2. Marion B. Heidelbaugh, b. June 3, 1880, m. Golda 
Red Aug. 27, 1903. U. B. Farmer, Delphos, Ohio. 

3. Leah Olive Heidelbaugh, b. Nov. 20, 1882. 

No. 581. Fifth Generation. 44. 

4) Samuel S. Brenneman, born near Delphos, Ohio, July 
5, 1859, married Elisabeth Stemen Feb. 8, 1883. Farmer, 
Delphos, Ohio. (See No. 702.) 

1. Ira Brenneman, b. Dec. 1, 1883. 

2. Herschel Brenneman, b. Sept, 2, 1888. 

No. 582. Sixth Generation, 229. 

1) Laura V. McNett, born at Mt. Clinton, Va., Sept. 22, 

1876, married Scott Willis, of Fairmont, W. Va., Jan. 2, 
1904. 

No. 583. Sixth Generation. 229. 

2) Clara B. McNett, born at Mt. Clinton, Va., Dec. 12, 

1877, and Timothy D. Swartz, born Aug. 15, 1882, were 
married Nov. 25, 1902. 

No. 584. Sixth Generation. 229. 

4) Emma P. McNett, born at Mt. Clinton, Va., Sept. 25, 
1881, and Clark L. Trobaugh, born Dec. 30, 1878, were 
married Nov. 18, 1900. 

1. Lillie F. Trobaugh, b. near Harrisonburg, Va., Oct. 
10, 1901. 

2. Maud V. Trobaugh, b. near Harrisonburg, Va., Oct. 
28, 1902. 

3. William J. Trobaugh, b. near Harrisonburg, Va., 
March 21, 1904. 

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No. 585. Sixth Generation. 246. 

2) Ressie P. Bartle, born near Broadway, Va., Jan. 8, 
1881, and Fred T. C. Pierson, born in England, Sept. 23, 
1872, were married Dec. 25, 1902. 

1. Howard C. Pierson, b. March 22, 1904. 

No. 586. Sixth Generation. 246. 

3) May Irene Bartle, born near Broadway, Va., April 
6, 1883, and Charles W. Salyards, born June 19, 1877, were 
married Oct. 30, 1900. 

1. Carrol Victor Salyards, b. Aug. 15, 1902. 

No. 587. Fifth Generation. 440. 

1) Elisabeth Wine, born near Landes, Rockingham Co., 
Va., May 3, 1851, and Samuel C. Andes, born same place, 
Dec. 18, 1847, were married March 29, 1868. Latter Day 
Saints. Blacksmith, Lebeck, Cedar Co., Mo. 

1. Catharine R. Andes, b. at Mt. Sidney, Va., Aug. 11, 

1869. No. 588. 

2. John W. Andes, b. at Mt. Sidney, Va., Nov. 20, 

1870. No. 589. 

3. Benjamin David Andes, b. at Mt. Sidney, Va., March 
16, 1872. No. 590. 

4. Samuel M. Andes, b. at Mt. Sidney, Va., June 17, 
1873. No. 591. 

5. Mary F. Andes, b. at Mound City, Mo., March 4, 
1876. No. 592. 

6. Jacob S. Andes, b. at Mound City, Mo., Aug. 8, 1878. 
No. 593. 

7. Bertha S. Andes, b. at Elmira, Kans., June 25, 1880, d. 
single. May 17, 1898, at Lebeck, Mo. 

8. Martha E. Andes, b. at Elmira, Kans., Dec. 21, 1885. 
No. 594. 

9. Wilmer C. Andes, b. at Lebeck, Mo., Jan. 29, 1895. 
Single. 

10. Angel Andes, b. Dec. 25, 1902, d. Dec. 27, 1902. 

No. 588. Sixth Generation. 587. 

1) Catharine Rebecca Andes was born at Mt. Sidney, 
Augusta Co., Va., Aug. 11, 1869. Roswell C. Wilcox was 
born at Spring Prairie, Wis., Sept. 21, 1850. They were 

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married at Elmira, Kans., Sept. 20, 1885. Latter Day 
Saints. Canvasser and salesman. 

1. Mabel P. Wilcox, b. at Sibley, Mo., March 16, 1889. 

2. Milton E. Wilcox, b. at Sibley, Mo., March 16, 1889. 

3. Olive A. Wilcox, b. East Delavan, Wis., Jan. 8, 1891. 

4. Orrin R. Wilcox, b. Emerald Grove, Wis., March 21, 
1892. 

5. Callie E. Wilcox, b. East Delavan, Wis., Dec. 13, 
1893. 

6. Clifford M. Wilcox, b. Holden, Mo., Feb. 23, 1895. 

7. Edmond A. Wilcox, b. at Lebeck, Mo., Oct. 20, 1896. 

8. Anna May Wilcox, b. Grand Island, Nebr., Sept. 23, 
1898. 

9. Erma Ruth Wilcox, b. Holden, Mo., Aug. 3, 1901. 
10. Reuben Wilcox, b. Knobnoster, Mo., June 29, 1904, 

d. July 7, 1904. 

No. 589. Sixth Generation. 587. 

2) John William Andes, born at Mt. Sidney, Augusta 
Co., Va., Nov. 20, 1870, and Myrtle May Anderson, born 
in Minnesota Nov. 4, 1878, were married at Lebeck, Mo., 
March 11, 1896. Latter Day Saints. Laborer, Lebeck, 
Mo. 

1. Orral E. Andes, b. at Lebeck, Mo., April 25, 1898. 

2. Gladys Andes, b. at Lebeck, Mo., May 20, 1900. 

3. Royal H. Andes, b. at Lebeck, Mo., Sept. 13, 1903. 

No. 590. Sixth Generation. 587. 

3) Benjamin David Andes, born at Mt. Sidney, Va., 
March 16, 1872. Sarah M. Davis, born at Angola, Labette 
Co., Kans., Jan. 16, 1872, died June 11, 1901. They were 
married Jan. 18, 1898. Latter Day Saints. Blacksmith 
and merchant. 

1. Grandville D. Andes, b. at Nashville, Mo., Dec. 2, 
1898. 

2. Ethel M. Andes, b. at Nashville, Mo., June 9, 1901, 
d. Sept. 30, 1901. 

Oct. 5, 1902, Mr. Andes married his second wife, Clara 
Irene Lawhorn, who was born June 25, 1877. 

3. Bertha Irene Andes, b. Aug. 14, 1903. 

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No. 591. Sixth Generation. 587. 

4) Samuel Miller Andes, born at Mt. Sidney, Va., July 
17, 1873, and Anna F. Wildermuth, born at Lamoni, De- 
catur Co., Iowa, Oct. 10, 1880, were married at Lebeck, 
Mo., June 14, 1903. Latter Day Saints. Blacksmith and 
merchant, Lebeck, Mo. 

1. Jerome Eli Andes, b. March 18, 1904. 

No. 592. Sixth Generation. 587. 

5) Mary Frances Andes, born at Mound City, Holt Co., 
Mo., March 4, 1876, and Richard W. Davis, born at Go- 
shen, Sanpete Co., Utah, Feb. 14, 1869, were married Jan. 
3, 1894. Latter Day Saints. Clerk. 

1. Golda Theresa Davis, b. at Holden, Mo., Dec. 5, 1898. 

No. 593. Sixth Generation. 587. 

6) Jacob Sylvester Andes, born at Mound City, Mo., 
Aug. 8, 1878, and Minnie J. Swansan, born at Rockville, 
Bates Co., Mo., July 25, 1882, were married at Lebeck, 
Mo., June 14, 1900. Latter Day Saints. Railway car in- 
spector. 

1. Darling Angel Andes, b. at Nashville, Barton Co., 
, Mo.. July 20, 1902, d. same day. 

2. Wallace Andes, b. at Nevada, Vernon Co., Mo., Feb. 
4, 1904, d. Feb. 12, 1904. 

No. 594. Sixth Generation. 587. 

8) Martha Elisabeth Andes, born at Elmira, Mitchell 
Co., Kans., Dec. 21, 1885, and Frederick Cool, born at 
Oakley, 111., Nov. 19, 1882, were married June 1, 1904, at 
Lebeck, Mo. Latter Day Saints. Candy manufacturer. 

Explanation. 

The church of the foregoing " Reorganized Latter Day 
Saints " is an outgrowth of the Mormon church at Salt 
Lake City, Utah, upon which there is so much public 
comment. In the erroneous opinion of many people, they 
consider this denomination to be in full harmony with 
the Salt Lake discipline, but in their reorganization and 
reformation they differ vastly from the parent church, 
and are similar to the old church in only a few points. 
Baptism is administered by immersion, and their disci- 
pline, with a few exceptions, is similar to the popular 

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churches of the present day. The writer has frequently 
attended their church services, and he finds them to be a 
common people, with a greater degree of spirituality and 
sociability than many of the so-called popular denomina- 
tions, although we disagree in some points. They, how- 
ever, denounce polygamy, or plurality of wives, in the 
most emphatic language, including many other theories 
to which the Mormon church adheres. These were the 
causes of the division, reorganization and reformation. 
Their headquarters are at Lamoni, Iowa. — J. H. W. 

No. 595. Sixth Generation. 496. 

1) Margaret E. McCune, born Sept. 8, 1877, Brethren, 
married Wm. H. Hartman Nov. 16, 1895 (no church). 
Employed at the oil fields at Lima, Ohio. / 

1. Veno Magdalene Hartman, b. Oct. 5, 1896. 

2. Roy Hartman, b. Oct. 14, 1898. 

No. 596. Sixth Generation. 496. 

6) Etta J. McCune, born April 7, 1888, married John 
Bickel July 26, 1903. Lutherans. Laborer, Lima, Ohio. 

No. 597. Third Generation. 5. 
1) Barbara Beery, born in Rockingham county, Virginia, 
Aug. 3, 1797, died in Fairfield ctiunty, Ohio, of smallpox 
March 28, 1838. Henry Brenneman, born near Edom, 
Rockingham Co., Va., Nov. 1, 1791, died near Bremen, 
Fairfield Co., Ohio, Aug. 24, 1866. They were married in 
Virginia Aug. 8, 1815. Mennonites. Farmer and miller, 
Bremen, Ohio. 

1. John M. Brenneman, b. in Ohio May 28, 1816. No. 
605. 

2. Susannah Brenneman, b. in Ohio Oct. 19, 1818. No. 
606. 

3. George Brenneman, b. in Ohio May 11, 1821. No.. 
607. 

4. Anna Brenneman, b. in Ohio May 18, 1824. No. 608. 

5. Catharine Brenneman, b. in Ohio Sept. 4, 1826. No. 
609. 

6. Abraham Brenneman, b. in Ohio June 8, 1828, d. also 
of smallpox March 26, 1838, just two days before the 
death of his mother, of the same disease. 

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7. Henry B. Brenneman, b. in Ohio, Aug. 12, 1831. No. 
610. 

8. Daniel Brenneman, b. in Ohio June 8, 1834^ No. 611. 

No. 598. Third Generation, 5. 

3) Catharine Beery, born in Rockingham county, Vir- 
ginia, May 10, 1802, died May 23, 1877. Nicholas Stemen, 
born in Green county. Pa., May 11, 1802, died Dec. 22, 
1878. They were married in 1821. Mennonites. Fair- 
field county, Ohio. 

1. Daniel Stemen, b. in Perry county, Ohio, March 27, 
1824. No. 612. 

2. George Stemen, b. in Perry county, Ohio, Sept. 9, 
1826. No. 619. 

3. Henry Stemen, b. in Perry county, Ohio, March 8, 

1828. No. 613. 

4. Nicholas Stemen, b. in Perry county, Ohio, Jan. 11, 

1829. No. 614. 

5. Leah Stemen, b. in Perry county, Ohio, June 29, 1831. 
No. 615. 

6. Benoni Stemen, b. in Perry county, Ohio, March 30, 
1833. No. 616. 

7. David Stemen, b. in Perry county, Ohio, May 24, 
1835. No. 617. 

8. Catharine Stemen, b. in Perry county, Ohio, May 3, 
1838. No. 618. 

No. 599. Third Generation. 5. 

4) Susanna Beery, born in Rockingham county, Virginia, 
Jan. 15, 1805, died Aug. 12, 1863. David Young, born in 
Fairfield county, Ohio, April 17, 1804, died Oct. 7, 1872. 
They were married Aug. 18, 1825. Presbyterians. Logan, 
Hocking Co., Ohio. 

1. Edward S. Young, b. Sept. 4, 1826, d. Sept. 4, 1841. 

2. George B. Young, b. Nov. 28, 1827. No. 972. 

3. Rachel Young, b. Sept. 12, 1829. No. 981. 

4. Susanna B. Young, b. Sept. 19, 1832. No. 985. 

5. Elisabeth Young, b. April 5, 1834. No. 992. 

6. Nancy Young, b. Feb. 1, 1836, d. Sept. 7, 1895. 

7. Catharine Young, b. Nov. 20, 1837, d. Jan. 9, 1838. 

8. Enos Young, b. March 24, 1839. No. 996. 

9. Sarah Young, b. Jan. 2, 1841, d. Oct. 20, 1841. 

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10. Mary Young, b. July 24, 1842. No. 1003. 

11. Infant Young, b. 1843, d. 1843. 

12. Lydia Young, b. March 23, 1844. No. 1008. 

13. Daniel Young, b. July 15, 1845. No. 1013. 

14. David Young, b. March 11, 1847. No. 1015. 

No. 600. Third Generation. 5. 

5) George F. Beery, born in Rockingham county, Va., 
Aug. 29, 1807, died June 27, 1863. Elisabeth Reedy, born 
in Virginia, April 21, 1813, died Sept. 5, 1863. They were 
married April 4, 1833. 

1. Daniel Beery, b. June 26, 1835, d. July 12, 1856, aged 
21. 

2. Christian Beery, b. Sept. 28, 1836, d. May 1, 1863, 
aged 27. 

3. Abraham Beery, b. Jan. 14, 1839. No. 844. 

4. John Beery, b. Feb. 21, 1841, d. Sept. 8, 1863, aged 
22. 

5. George Beery, b. March 13, 1843, d. July 9, 1863, 
aged 20. 

6. Catharine Beery, b. Nov. 8, 1844, d. March 3, 1863, 
aged 18. 

7. Susannah Beery, b. Feb. 1, 1847. No. 851. 

8. Elisabeth Beery, b. March 8, 1849, d. Sept. 18, 1863, 
aged 14. 

9. Lydia Beery, b. June 17, 1851. No report. 

10. Joseph Beery, b. Nov. 14, 1853. No. 852. 

11. Jacob Beery, b. May 18, 1856. No report. 

No. 601. Third Generation. 5. 

6) Henry Beery, born in Virginia, , and died 

married Mary Weaver, — ■ . No dates. Men- 



nonites. They had a son, Henry, who married and died 
leaving two sons, Charles and ^dward. 

No. 602. Third Generation. 5. 

7) Rachel Beery, who was born in Rockingham county, 
Va., and died May 19, 1881, married Henry Stemen. Men- 
nonites. 

1. Anthony M. Stemen, b. Jan. 14, 1833. No. 620. 

2. Barbara Stemen, b. Jan. 27, 1835. No. 621. 

3. Christian B. Stemen, b. Dec. 3, 1836. No. 622. 

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4. Susannah Stemen, b. Jan. 14, 1839. No. 623. 

5. Daniel F. Stemen, b. April 22, 1841. No. 624. 

6. Nicholas Stemen, b. Feb. 22, 1844, d. Feb. 10, 1846. 

7. Nancy Stemen, b. Sept. 13, 1846. Fort Wayne, Ind. 

8. Henry G. Stemen, b. Sept. 9, 1850. No. 625. 

No. 603. Third Generation. 5. 

8) Christian D. Beery, born in Rockingham county, 
Va., June 20, 1815, married Nancy Blosser, of Fairfield 
county, Ohio, in 1835. A few years after marriage they 
united with the Mennonite church. In 1838 they moved 
to Hocking county, Ohio; in 1852 to Franklin county; in 
1855 to Allen county; in 1865 to Branch county, Mich. 
In 1867 he was ordained to the ministry and later to the 
bishop's office in the Mennonite church. For lengthy 
sketch see " Funk History," page 259. The husband 
died of lung fever March 13, 1878, and the wife died of 
the same disease two days later, in Branch county, Mich. 
No issue. 

No. 604. Third Generation. 5. 

9) Abraham G. Beery, born in Perry county, Ohio, 
Oct. 11, 1817, died March 23, 1895. Sarah Ann Keller, 
born in Bucks county, Pa., April 14, 1823, died in Branch 
county, Mich., Aug. 10, 1883. They were married in 
October, 1839. Mennonites. Farmer, in Hocking county, 
Ohio, later in Allen county, and still later in Branch 
county, Mich. 

1. Jacob K. Beery, b. Aug. 10, 1840, d. May 25, 1847. 

2. Daniel F. Beery, b. April 27, 1842. No. 626. 

3. John R. Beery, b. March, 1844, d. Sept. 13, 1848. 

4. Catharine Beery, b. Sept. 15, 1846. No. 627. 

5. George W. Beery, b. May 1, 1848. No. 628. 

6. Christian Beery, b. Sept. 1, 1850, d. May 13, 1865. 

7. Sarah A. Beery, b. April 8, 1852, d. March 5, 1855. 

8. Elisabeth Beery, b. March 25, 1854, d. Feb. 25, 1855. 

9. Susan Beery, b. March 20, 1856. No. 757. 

10. Mary Beery, b. May 20, 1858, d. Jan. 2, 1894, m. D. 
M. Bower, October, 1881. 

11. Rachel Beery, b. Aug. 4, 1860, d. Feb. 25, 1861. 

12. Matilda Beery, b. March 31, 1862, m. Wm. Rice, 
M. E. Farmer, Moline, Mich. 

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No. 605. Fourth Generation. 597. 

1) John M. Brenneman, who was born near Bremen, 
Fairfield county, Ohio, May 28, 1816, and died near Elida, 
Allen county, Ohio, Oct. 3, 1895, married Sophia Good, 
June, 1837, who died in 1882. He with his wife united 
with the Mennonite church in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
soon after marriage. In 1844 he was chosen to the min- 
istry and in 1849 to the office of bishop. In 1848 they 
moved to Franklin county and in 1855 to near Elida, 
Allen county, Ohio. He was one among the most prom- 
inent ministers and speakers of his day, and wrote many 
edifying articles in the " Herald of Truth," as well as books 
of a religious nature. For a miDre extended sketch see 
" Funk's History," page 235. 

1. Joseph Brenneman, b. April 13, 1838. No. 629. 

2. Susannah Brenneman, b. Nov. 5, 1839. No. 632. 

3. Lydia Brenneman, b. April 21, 1841. No. 635. 

4. Anna Brenneman, b. April 1, 1842. No. 642. 

5. Henry A. Brenneman, b. Sept. 7, 1844. No. 643. 

6. Moses Brenneman, b. May 4, 1846. No. 644. 

7. Manasseh Brenneman, b. Dec. 12, 1847, d. Feb. 12, 
1848. 

8. Catharine Brenneman, b. Dec. 10, 1849. No. 646. 

9. Levi Brenneman, b. July 27, 1851. No. 650. 

10. George Brenneman, b. March 1, 1853, d. May 15, 
1853. 

11. Elisabeth Brenneman, b. May 5, 1854, d. Nov. 12, 
1857. 

12. Magdalana Brenneman, b. June 30, 1857. No. 651. 

No. 606. Fourth Generation. 597. 

2) Susannah Brenneman, born near Bremen, Fairfield 
county, Ohio, Oct. 19, 1818 (still living, 1904, with some of 
her children at Concord, Tenn.), married Henry Shenk, 
of near Harrisonburg, Va., who died (no date). Address 
while living, Elida, Ohio. Mennonites. Farmer. 

1. Jacob Shenk, b. in Fairfield county, Ohio, June 25, 
1841, d. Oct. 1, 1842. 

2. Anna Shenk, b. in Fairfield county, Ohio, Aug. 4, 
1843, died Oct. 5, 1851. - 

3. Henry Shenk, b. in Hocking county, Ohio, Nov. 15, 
1845, d. June 21, 1847. 

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4. John M. Shenk, b. in Hocking county, Ohio, Jan. 19, 
1848. No. 652. 

5. Andrew Shenk, b. in Hocking county, Ohio, Aug. 20, 
1850. No. 657. 

6. Daniel Shenk, b. in Franklin county, Ohio, Sept. 27, 
1853. No. 661. 

7. Catharine Shenk, b. in Allen county, Ohio, Oct. 30, 
1856. No. 662. 

8. Lydia Shenk, b. in Allen county, Ohio, April 7, 1859. 
No. 663. 

9. Abraham P. Shenk, b. in Allen county, Ohio, Feb. 15, 
1862. No. 664. 

No. 607. Fourth Generation. 597. 

3) George Brenneman, who was born near Bremen, 
Fairfield county, Ohio, May 11, 1821, and died in Putnam 
county, Ohio, May 13, 1889, married Anna Burkholder, 
who was born in Rockingham county, Va., March 20, 
1819, and died in Elkhart county, Ind., March 26, 1896. 
Minister and bishop in the Mennonite church. 

1. Elisabeth Brenneman, b. in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
Dec. 4, 1841, d. Feb. 4, 1842. 

2. Catharine Brenneman, b. in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
March 20, 1843. No. 665. 

3. Lydia Brenneman, b. in Fairfield county, Ohio, Feb. 
17, 1845. No. 666. 

4. Nancy Brenneman, b. in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
March 6, 1847. No. 667. 

5. Henry Brenneman, b. in Fairfield county, Ohio, April 
7, 1851. No. 668. 

6. Sarah Brenneman, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, Sept. 
25, 1853. No. 669. 

7. Samuel B. Brenneman, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, 
July 26, 1857. No. 670. 

8. George G. Brenneman, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, 
Sept. 14, 1862. No. 671. 

No. 608. Fourth Generation. 597. 

4) Anna Brenneman, born near Bremen, Fairfield coun- 
ty, Ohio, May 18, 1824, and still living in Putnam county, 
Ohio, married John Huber, Oct. 3, 1843, who died May 
16, 1875. Mennonites. Farmer, Elida, Ohio. 

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1. Jacob B. Huber, b. Dec. 1, 1844. No. 672. 

2. Elisabeth Huber, b. Sept. 10, 1846, d. single, Feb. 
25, 1870. Mennonite and teacher. 

3. Henry Huber, b. March 10, 1849. No. 677. 

4. Barbara Huber, b. June 24, 1851. No. 679. 

5. George Huber, b. Sept. 24, 1853. No. 680. 

. 6. Matilda Huber, b. June 16, 1858. No. 681. 

7. Daniel Huber, b. Feb. 21, 1861, d. Jan. 27, 1865. 

8. Susanna Huber, b. July 29, 1864, d. April 14, 1880. 

9. Amos Huber, b. Feb. 20, 1867, d. Nov. 17, 1869. ) S 
. 10. Emma Huber, b. Feb. 20, 1867. No. 682. ( | 

No. 609. Fourth Generation. 597. 

5) Catharine Brenneman, who was born near Bremen, 
Fairfield county, Ohio, Sept. 4, 1826, and died Sept. 6, 
1874, and George Mumaw, born in Westmoreland county. 
Pa., April 10, 1818, were married Nov. 9, 1843. Men- 
nonites. Farmer, Winesburg, Holmes Co., Ohio. 

1. Susan Mumaw, b. March 15, 1847. No. 683. 

2. Henry A. Mumaw, b. Jan. 27, 1850. No. 684. 

3. Amos Mumaw, b. June 27, 1852. No. 685. 

4. Rachel Mumaw, b. May 21, 1856. Single, Mennonite. 

5. Fannie Mumaw, b. Feb. 19, 1859. Single, Mennonite. 

6. John Mumaw, b. Jan. 30, 1862. No. 686. 

7. Mary A. Mumaw, b. Jan. 22, 1865, d. single at Lake- 
side Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, May 28, 1893. 

8. Infant Mumaw, d. at the age of 8 days. 

No. 610. Fourth Generation. 597. 

7) Henry B. Brenneman, born near Bremen, Fairfield 
county, Ohio, Aug. 12, 1831, died at Elkhart, Ind., Sept. 
28, 1887. Matilda Blosser, born Aug. 15, 1836, died Sept. 
15, 1895. They were married Oct. 26, 1854. Mennonites. 
No children. During the early part of their married life 
they lived near Bremen, Ohio, and later moved to Elk- 
hart, Ind., where they took an active part in church work, 
and were quite a factor in the work in connection with 
the Mennonite Publishing Company at that place, as also 
in Sunday-school circles. 

No. 611. Fourth Generation. 597. 

8) Daniel Brenneman, born near Bremen, Fairfield coun- 

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ty, Ohio, June 8, 1834, married Susan Kagy, of near New 
Market, Va., March 22, 1857. For a number of years they 
lived near Bremen, Ohio, and later and at present at 
Goshen, Ind. Minister of the Mennonite Brethren in 
Christ, known also as Progressive Mennonites. 

1. Mary M. Brenneman, b. in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
April 24, 1859. No. 687. 

2. Timothy H. Brenneman, b. in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
Sept. 20, 1860. No. 688. 

3. John S. Brenneman, b. in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
May 4, 1862. No. 689. 

4. Josiah Brenneman, b. in Elkhart county, Ind., June 
28, 1864. No. 690. 

5. Rhoda K. Brenneman, b. in Elkhart county, Ind., 
July 17, 1866. No. 691. 

6. Martha A. Brenneman, b. in Elkhart county, Ind., 
July 29, 1868. No. 692. 

7. Naomi S. Brenneman, b. in Elkhart county, Ind., 
Sept. 1, 1870. No. 693. 

8. Daniel J. Brenneman, b. in Elkhart county, Ind., 
May 19, 1873. No. 694. 

9. Phoebe P. Brenneman, b. in Elkhart county, Ind., 
Aug. 31, 1875. No. 695. 

10. Mahlon M. Brenneman, b. in Elkhart county, Ind., 
Nov. 12, 1877. No. 696. 

No. 612. Fourth Generation. 598. 

1) Daniel Stemen, born in Perry county, Ohio, March 
27, 1824, married Elisabeth Beery, Nov. 26, 1846. (Re- 
lated.) 

1. David A. Stemen, b. Dec. 2, 1848, m. Sarah E. Cox, 
Aug. 1, 1870. 

2. Benoni Stemen, b. March 22, 1850. No. 760. 

3. Joseph Stemen, b. April 22, 1852, m. Alvina Parcher, 
Sept. 11, 1873. She died April 15, 1877, leaving four 
children. 

4. Sarah Stemen, b. Feb. 6, 1853, m. ^Charles Hunt, Oct. 
12, 1872. 6 children, — not reported. 

5. Jacob Stemen, b. Oct. 3, 1858. 

6. Elisabeth Stemen, b. March 30, 1860, m. Charles Hyde, 
Dec. 12, 1878. 

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7. Daniel Stemen, b. April 1, 1863, m. Christena Beery 
(related), Kalida, Ohio. 

8. Henry W. Stemen, b. Oct. 13, 1866. 
Above failed to report. 

No. 613. Fourth Generation. 598. 

3) Henry Stemen, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, March 
8, 1823 (still living), married Mrs. Kindig, April 6, 1843, 
who died Aug. 6, 1857. Mennonites. Crossenville, Perry 
Co., Ohio. 

1. Isaac Stemen, b. Dec. 20, 1844, d. Dec. 24, 1846. 

2. Catharine Stemen, b. Oct. 25, 1846. No. 821. 

3. Nancy Stemen, b. Dec. 8, 1848. No. 824. 

4. Nicholas Stemen, b. Nov. 28, 1851. No. 829. 

5. Hannah Stemen, b. Aug. 9, 1854. No. 830. 

6. Rachel Stemen, b. May 12, 1857. No. 832. 

Henry Stemen married his second wife, Martha CofT- 
man, April 17, 1860. She died March 25, 1900. Crossen- 
ville, Perry Co., Ohio. 

7. Gideon Stemen, b. Nov. 10, 1861. No. 833. 

8. Isaiah Stemen, b. March 18, 1866. No. 834. 



9. Jeremiah Stemen, b. March 18, 1866. No. 835. 
10. Simeon Stemen, b. Nov. 16, 1867. No. 836. 

No. 614. Fourth Generation. 598. 

4) Nicholas Stemen, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
Jan. 11, 1829, married Lydia Brenneman, Feb. 24, 1853. 
Mennonites. 

1. John Stemen, b. Feb. 28, 1854, m. Jane Moyer in 1877. 

2. Nancy Stemen, b. June 6, 1855. 

3. Lewis Stemen, b. March 21, 1862. 

4. William Stemen, b. Oct. 4, 1864. 

5. Emma Stemen, b. Jan. 26, 1868. 

No. 615. Fourth Generation. 598. 

5) Leah Stemen, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, June 
29, 1831, died (no date). David Brenneman, born near 
Edom, Rockingham county, Va., Sept. 13, 1826, died (no 
date). They were married April 5, 1849. Mennonites. 
Farmer, Delphos, Ohio. Related (See No. 44). 

1. Lydia Brenneman, b. April 14, 1850. No. 697. 

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2. Catharine Brenneman, b. July 2, 1852. 

3. Elisabeth Brenneman, b. Dec. 3, 1854. No. 701. 

4. Samuel S. Brenneman, b. July 5, 1859. No. 702. 

5. Ezra Brenneman, b. Nov. 10, 1862, d. Jan. 25, 1863. 

No. 616. Fourth Generation. 598. 

6) Benoni Stemen, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, March 
30, 1833, and Catharine S. Lehman, born in Franklin coun- 
ty. Pa., Nov. 3, 1837, were married June 10, 1856. Men- 
nonites. Farmer and Galloway stock raiser. Pickering- 
ton, Fairfield Co., Ohio. 

1. George Stemen, b. April 8, 1857. Single, at home, 
Pickerington, Ohio. 

2. Leah Stemen, b. April 8, 1859. No. 763. 

3. Martin Stemen, b. Nov. 17, 1861. No. 764. 

4. Andrew Stemen, b. May 24, 1864. No. 765. 

5. Catharine Stemen, b. Sept. 5, 1868. No. 766. 

6. Benoni Stemen, b. Nov. 17, 1872. No. 767. 

7. Rachel Stemen, b. Sept. 18, 1876. No. 768. 

No. 617. Fourth Generation. 598. 

7) David Stemen, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, May 
24, 1835, for many years a successful teacher, married 
Susan Belt, March 12, 1867, at Lancaster, Ohio, 

1. Elisabeth Stemen, b. May 17, 1868. 

2. Kate Stemen, b. Feb. 8, 1870. 

3. Infant Stemen, b. d. at birth. 

No. 618. Fourth Generation. 598. 

8) Catharine Stemen, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
May 3, 1838, married Noah Brenneman, Nov. 28, 1857. 
He is a minister in the Mennonite church. 

1. Henry Brenneman, b. March 7, 1859. 

2. Malinda Brenneman, b. June 28, 1862. 

3. James Brenneman, b. June 4, 1867. 

4. William Brenneman, b. June 13, 1874. 

No. 619. Fourth Generation. 598. 

2) George Stemen, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, Sept. 
9, 1826, and Lydia Burkholder, who was born Nov. 18, 
1826, and died Aug. 6, 1902, were married Feb. 26, 1846. 
Mennonites. Farmer, Middlepoint, Van Wert Co., Ohio. 

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The above family is corrected by personal report. Hence 
it is not numbered in line of birth. Some of the Stemen 
families and descendants of George Beery are copied from 
" Funk's History," therefore I find a few of them wanting 
in some points. — J. H. W. 

1. Elisabeth Stemen, b. May 20, 1847. No. 867. 

2. Leah Stemen, b. July 12, 1849. No. 868. 

3. Henry B. Stemen, b. Dec. 1, 1851. No. 869. 

4. John D. Stemen, b. March 10, 1854. No. 872. 

5. Matilda Stemen, b. Dec. 26, 1856. No. 873. 

6. Martha Stemen, b. Oct. 26, 1858. No. 874. 

7. Simon B. Stemen, b. Jan. 15, 1861, d. Aug. 14, 1863. 

8. Maggie Stemen, b. March 5, 1868. No. 875. 

No. 620. Fourth Generation. 602. 

1) Anthony M. Stemen, who was born in Perry county, 
Ohio, Jan. 14, 1833, and died March 10, 1874, married 
Anna Baker in 1854. She died in 1872. He entered the 
ministry in the U. B. church in 1859. 

1. Henry Stemen, b. , m. Julia- Harter in 1877. Fort 

Wayne, Ind. 

2. Elisabeth Stemen, b. , m. John Baker. 

3. George B. Stemen, b. . M. D. Member of the 

Medical College. Married Mary Andrews. Have two 
children, Braynard and Agnes. Presbyterians. 300 
W. Main St., Fort Wayne, Ind. 

4. Christian A. Stemen, b. , m. Alice Evans. Con- 
ductor Clover Leaf R. R., Fort Wayne, Ind. 

5. Franklin Stemen, b. . Van Wert county, Ohio. 

6. John L. Stemen, b. . Lima, Ohio. 

7. Rachel Stemen, b. . Delphos, Ohio. 

No. 621. Fourth Generation. 602. 

2) Barbara Stemen, who was born Jan. 27, 1835, and 
died March 11, 1875, married Joseph Baker, Oct. 26, 1864. 
U. B. church. 

1. Susan Baker, b. Oct. 11, 1855, m. Leroy Wheeler, 
Lima, Ohio. 

2. Daniel Baker, b. Aug. 16, 1857, m. Laura Gilmore, 
April, 1881. U. B. 

3. Rachel Bakef, b. , m. David Taflinger, Lima, Ohio. 

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4. Elisabeth Balder, b. March 20, 1862, m. . 

5. Mary Baker, b. . 

6. Henry Baker, b. . 

No. 622. Fourth Generation. 602. 

3) Christian B. Stemen, M. D., born Dec. 3, 1836, mar- 
ried Lydia Enslen, Nov. 7, 1858, in Allen county, Ohio. 
The doctor is quite a factor in professional circles, — 
teacher, minister, M. E., physician and surgeon. He. has 
traveled extensively in foreign countries, where his an- 
cestors, Joseph and Christian Stehman came from in 
1717. For a lengthy sketch see " Funk's History," page 
256. Address, 715 Broadway, Fort Wayne, Ind. 

1. Katharine Stemen, b. Feb. 9, 1862, m. Dr. P. D. 
Hughs, both graduates and practicing medicine. M. 
E. church. 334 N. 7th St., Kansas City, Kans. 

2. George C. Stemen, M. D., b. Jan. 29, 1865, m. Rhuea 
Nickey. M. E. church. He is a graduate in medicine 
and surgery, and is practicing at Fort Wayne, Ind. 

3. Charles M. Stemen, M. D., b. Sept. 11, 1866. M. E. 
Also a graduate in medicine and surgery, practicing 
at 8 N. James St., Kansas City, Kans. 

4. Margaret E. Stemen, b. Aug. 31, 1868, is a graduate 
in elocution, stenography and typewriting. Member 
of the M. E. church, and is at home with her parents 
at Fort Wayne, Ind. 

5. Wm. E. Stemen, M. D., b. June 15. 1870, m. Bertha 
Sullivan, of Bristol, Ind. She died in 1894. M. E. 
He is a graduate of medicine and surgery, was sur- 
geon in the army during the war with Spain. Ad- 
dress, 548 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kans. 

6. Harriett F. Stemen, M. D., b. Feb. 19, 1873. M. E. 
She is a literary graduate and also a graduate in 
medicine and is practicing in Fort Wayne, Ind., and 
lives at home with her parents. 

7. Mary L. Stemen, b. Dec. 5, 1875. M. E. m. Clarence 
M. Smith. She is a fine vocalist. Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Remarks: The father and his family of seven children 
are an exceptional instance of educated, graduated and 
professional medical men and women. For lengthy 
sketches of this noted family see " Funk's History," pages 
256, etc.— J. H. W. 

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No. 623. Fourth Generation. 602. 

4) Susannah L. Stemen, born Jan. 14, 1839, married 
Josiah Kesler, May 4, 1856. U. B. Van Wert county, 
Ohio. He enlisted in the Union army, and died at Nash- 
ville, Tenn., Jan. 25, 1865. 

1. Rachel Kesler, b. (no date). 

2. Peter Kesler, b. (no date). 

3. Abraham Kesler, b. (no date). 

4. Mary Kesler, b. (no date). 

5. Son Kesler, d. in infancy. 

Susan married second husband, Simon Holmes, Feb. 22, 
1879, and they have five children. Fort Wayne, Ind. 

No. 624. Fourth Generation. 602. 

5) Daniel F. Stemen was born April 22, 1841. He en- 
listed in the Civil War, and died single at Corinth, Miss., 
Feb. 15, 1863. 

No. 625. Fourth Generation. 602. 

8) Henry G. Stemen, M. D., born Sept. 9, 1850, mar- 
ried Elisabeth Welsh, May 1, 1873. Minister in the U. B. 
church in the Auglaize Conference district. In 1876 he 
moved to Fort Wayne, Ind., and in 1878 graduated from 
that place and since that time has been practicing medi- 
cine at Delphos, Ohio. 

No. -626. Fourth Generation. 604. 

2) Daniel F. Beery, born in Hocking county, Ohio, 
April 27, 1842, later from Elida, Ohio, and Rebecca Bren- 
neman, of Elida, Ohio, born Jan. 2, 1847, were married 
Dec. 22, 1864. Mennonites. Farmer, R. F. D. 5, Bronson, 
Mich. 

1. Caroline Beery, b. March 12, 1866. No. 703. 

2. Sarah A. Beery, b. Nov. 6, 1867, d. Sept. 20, 1868. 

3. Abraham Beery, b. April 19, 1869. No. 704. 

4. Catharine Beery, b. Aug. 28, 1870, d. March 8, 1871. 

5. William F. Beery, b. Jan. 5, 1872. No. 705. 

6. Barbara Beery, b. July 31, 1873, d. March 9, 1879. 

7. Jacob Beery, b. Nov. 6, 1875. 

8. Harvey F. Beery, b. March 5, 1878. No. JOSYi. 

9. Matilda Beery, b. April 13, 1880. No. 705^. 
10. Elisabeth Beery, b. May 9, 1882. 

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11. Arthur Beery, b. April 4, 1885. 

12. Irvin Beery, b. Feb. 6, 1889. 

No. 627. Fourth Generation. 604. 

4) Catharine Beery, born in Hocking county, Ohio, 
Sept. 15, 1846, married Harvey Friesner, Dec. 26, 1867. 
A minister in the Mennonite church, Vistula, Ind. 

1. Sarah A. Friesner, b. Sept. 6, 1868, d. July 27, 1869. 

2. Abraham S. Friesner, b. Oct. 15, 1870, d. Nov. 8, 1872. 

3. Nancy J. Friesner, b. Jan. 27, 1873. Single. Brethren. 

4. Mary B. Friesner, b. Oct. 14, 1874. No. 769. 

5. Susannah Friesner, b. April 3, 1876. Single. Men- 
nonite. 

6. William W. Friesner, b. Dec. 27, 1878. 

7. John F. Friesner, b. Aug. 14, 1880. No. 770. 

8. Daniel B. Friesner, b. Oct. 13, 1883. 

No. 628. Fourth Generation. 604. 

5) George W. Beery, born May 1, 1848, married Sarah 
Ann Kreider. She died June 11, 1875. Mennonites, Elk- 
hart, Ind. 

1. Lillian Grace Beery, b. Dec. 29, 1871. No. 771. 

2. Martha Beery, b. April 28, 1974. No. 112. 
George W. Beery married Mary C. Good for second 

wife, in March, 1884, who was born May 2, 1863. 

3. Priscilla Beery, b. June 11, 1885. 

4. Simon Beery, b. June 19, 1886. 

5. Delbert M. Beery, b. Feb. 22, 1888. 

6. Rhoda Beery, b. Sept. 7, 1889. 

7. Ada Beery, b. July, 1891. 

8. Clara Beery, b. May, 1893. 

9. William Beery, b. July, 1896. 

10. Frederick Beery, b. September, 1898. 

11. Infant Beery, b. February, 1901, d. February, 1901. 

12. Charles P. Beery, b. June, 1903. 

No. 629. Fifth Generation. 605. 

1) Joseph Brenneman, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
April 13, 1838, married Nancy Hilyard, who died Dec. 8, 
1877. Mennonites. Elida, Allen Co., Ohio. 

1. Daniel H. Brenneman, b. April 10, 1861. No. 630. 

2. Mary M. Brenneman, b. April 27, 1863. No. 706. 

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3. Lydia A. Brenneman, b. Feb. 20, 1865. No. 707. 
■ 4. Simeon Brenneman, b. Feb. 18, 1867, d. Dec. 18, 
1872. 

5. Malinda Brenneman, b. Jan. 20, 1869, d. Feb. 17, 1872. 

6. Margaret Brenneman, b. Feb. 20, 1871. No. 708. 

7. Noah H. Brenneman, b. July 20, 1873. No. 709. 

8. Infant Brenneman, b. Jan. 1, 1875, d. Jan. 1, 1875. 
Joseph Brenneman married his second wife, Mrs. Cath- 
arine Kreider (nee Mnsser), Feb. 15, 1880. 

9. Emma C. Brenneman, b. Nov. 17, 1880. 

10. Susannah A. Brenneman, b. Oct. 2, 1883. Mennonite. 
Single, Elida, Ohio. 

No. 630. Sixth Generation. 629. 

1) Daniel H. Brenneman, born April 10, 1861, married 
Josephine Kreider, of Virginia, in 1882. Baptist. 

1. Aldine J. Brenneman, b. June 8, 1883. Baptist. 

2. John A. Brenneman, b. July 6, 1884, d. Nov. 3, 1903. 

3. Myrtle A. Brenneman, b. Aug. 22, 1885. No. 631. 

4. James C. Brenneman, b. Feb. 13, 1887. 

5. Lydia B. Brenneman, b. Feb. 10, 1888. 

6. Infant son Brenneman, b. Aug. 20, 1889. 

7. Edith R. Brenneman, b. Jan. 10, 1891, d. Aug. 19, 1891. 

8. Otto G. Brenneman, b. April 15, 1892. 

9. Infant son Brenneman, b. Aug. 27, 1893, d. Sept. 14, 
1893. 

No. 631. Seventh Generation. 630. 

3) Myrtle A. Brenneman, born Aug. 22, 1885, married 
Amos Miller. 

1. Ivy May Miller, b. April 18, 1904. 

No. 632. Fifth Generation. 605. 

2) Susannah Brenneman, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
Nov. 5, 1839, married Christian B. Brenneman, of Wayne 
county, Ohio, June 2, 1863. Mr. Brenneman is a minister 
in the Mennonite church, and much of his time is en- 
gaged in preaching for the scattered churches. They live 
near Elida, Allen Co., Ohio. 

1. Sophia E. Brenneman, b. May 24, 1864. No. 633. 

2 Lydia M. Brenneman, b. Dec. 14, 1865, d. Feb. 3, 1873. 

3. Mary C. Brenneman, b. Oct. 29, 1867. No. 634. 

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No. 633. Sixth Generation. 632. 

1). Sophia E. Brenneman, born near Elida, Ohio, May 
24, 1864, married Isaac S. Shank, born near Harrisonburg, 
Va., Feb. 24, 1863. Mennonites. Farmer, Elida, Ohio. 
(See No. 202,— related.) 

1. Susan R. Shank, b. Dec, 2, 1886. Mennonite. 

2. Jacob B. Shank, b. Aug. 13, 1888. 

3. Ira A. Shank, b. July 27, 1890. 

4. Laura A. Shank, b. June 8, 1892. 

5. Otto B. Shank, b. April 22, 1894. 

6. Ellen O. Shank, b. July 10, 1896. 

7. Erasmus C. Shank, b. Feb. 11, 1898. 

8. Effie M. Shank, b. Nov. 1, 1900. 

9. Rhuda R. Shank, b. Sept. 9, 1902. 

No. 634. Sixth Generation. 632. 

3) Mary C. Brenneman, born near Elida, Ohio, Oct. 
29, 1867, married Charles D. Brenneman, of Elida, Ohio. 
Mennonites. Farmer, near Lima, Ohio. 

1. Christian B. Brenneman, b. Jan. 30, 1888. 

2. Lillie E. Brenneman, b. Feb. 19, 1889. 

3. Alvin M. Brenneman, b. Jan. 31, 1893. 

4. Ruth I. Brenneman, b. Jan. 23, 1896. 

5. George A. Brenneman, b. Feb. 8, 1898. 

6. Naomi E. Brenneman, b. Jan. 26, 1901. 

No. 635. Fifth Generation. 605. 

3) Lydia Brenneman, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
April 21, 1841, married Isaac B. Stemen Nov. 7, 1867. 
Mennonites. Farmer near Elida, Ohio. Address, Lima, 
Ohio. 

1. John M. Stemen, b. Aug. 7, 1868, d. Dec. 23, 1872. 

2. Samuel E. Stemen, b. April 7, 1870. No. 636. 

3. Anna B. Stemen, b. Dec. 19, 1871. No. 637. 

4. Amanda J. Stemen, b. Dec. 17, 1873. No. 638. 

5. George W. Stemen, b. Dec. 14, 1875. No. 639. 

6. Simeon B. Stemen, b. Nov. 28, 1877. No. 640. 

7. Rhoda E. Stemen, b. Dec. 31, 1879. No. 641. 

8. Lydia C. Stemen, b. Sept. 22, 1881. Mennonite. 
Single. 

9. Martha M. Stemen, b. Sept. 7, 1883. Mennonite. 
Single. 

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No. 636. Sixth Generation. 635. 

2) Samuel E. Stemen, born near Elida, Ohio, April 7, 
1870, married Mary E. Heatwole, of Rockingham county, 
Virginia, Dec. 28, 1893. Mennonites, Elida, Ohio. 

1. Clifford O. Stemen, b. Sept. 10, 1894. 

2. Robert M. Stemen, b. Dec. 10, 1895. 

3. Alma V. Stemen, b. Feb. 16, 1897. 

4. Gabriel I. Stemen, b. Aug. 16, 1898. 

5. Elsie M. Stemen, b. Feb. 6, 1901. 

6. Lydia A. Stemen, b. Oct. 11, 1902. 

No. 637. Sixth Generation. 635. 

3) Anna B. Stemen, born near Elida, Ohio, Dec. 19, 1871, 
married John S. Ross Jan. 25, 1894. Mennonites, Lima, 
Ohio. 

1. Edith A. Ross, b. April 3, 1895. 

2. Earnest A. Ross, b. June 17, 1896. 

3. Lydia A. Ross, b. Dec. 17, 1897. 

4. Isaac J. Ross, b. Oct. 8, 1899. 

5. Beulah A. Ross, b. Oct. 7, 1901. 

6. John S. Ross, b. Dec. 28, 1902. 

7. Howard S. Ross, b. April 29, 1904. 

No. 638. Sixth Generation. 635. 

4) Amanda J. Stemen, born near Elida, Ohio, Dec. 17, 
1873, married Henry B. Diller Jan. 25, 1894. Mennonites. 
Address, Lima, Ohio. 

1. Lelia P. Diller, b. Dec. 8, 1894. 

2. Harry S. Diller, b. March 20, 1899. 

3. Lois E. Diller, b. March 31, 1902. 

No. 639. Sixth Generation. 635. 

5) George W. Stemen, born near Elida, Ohio, Dec. 14, 
1875, married Bertha M. Hartzler April 6, 1902. 

1. Infant Stemen, b. March 30, 1903, d. same day. 

2. Lawrence Stemen, b. Feb. 6, 1904. 

No. 640. Sixth Generation. 635. 

6) Simeon B. Stemen, born near Elida, Ohio, Nov. 28, 
1877, married Mary Brenneman Oct. 21, 1899. Menno- 
nites, Lajunta, Colo. (See No. 732.) 

1. Una Irene Stemen, b. May 16, 1901. 

2. Lewis I. Stemen, b. July 22, 1904. 

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No. 641. Sixth Generation. 635. 

7) Rhoda E. Stemen, born near Elida, Ohio, Dec. 31, 
1879, married Andrew S. Shenk Oct. 21, 1899. Menno- 
nites. Lima, Ohio. Related (see No. 1033). 

1. Menno W. Shenk, b. Nov. 16, 1900. 

2. Carol W. Shenk, b. May 20, 1902. 

3. Oliver W. Shenk, b. Nov. 2, 1903. 

No. 642. Fifth Generation. 605. 

4) Anna Brenneman, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
April 1, 1842, married Christian Good, of Virginia, Nov. 
9, 1893. Mennonites; of which church he is a minister. 
Dale Enterprise, Rockingham Co., Va. No issue. 

No. 643. Fifth Generation. 605. 

5) Henry A. Brenneman, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
Sept. 7, 1844, married Mary V. Rhodes. Mennonites, 
Elida, Ohio. Mr. Brenneman was instantly killed by light- 
ning Aug. 28, 1872. 

1. Dr. Timothy H. Brenneman, b. July 14, 1871. Men- 
nonite. 

Dr. Brenneman was located at Virginia Beach, Va., 
where he had a successful practice in his profession. In 
December, 1904, he went to New York City to assist in 
performing a surgical operation at a hospital, and on 
account of a slight wound on his hand he contracted 
blood poison which ended his life Jan. 28, 1905. Inter- 
ment near Broadway, Rockingham Co., Va. He was a 
single man and a member of the Mennonite church. 

No. 644. Fifth Generation. 605. 

6) Moses Brenneman, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
May 4, 1846, married Mary A. Stemen Oct. 1, 1870. Mr. 
Brenneman, at the age of twenty, united .with the Men- 
nonite church in Allen county, Ohio, and was ordained 
to the ministry Sept. 10, 1885. Farmer, R. F. D. No. 3, 
Lima, Ohio. 

1. Infant, , d. . 

2. Menno Brenneman, b. Sept. 27, 1873, d. Oct. 24, 1873. 

3. Andrew Brenneman, b. Feb. 7, 1875. No. 645. 

4. John M. Brenneman, b. March 31, 1877. No. 645^. 

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5. Simeon Brenneman, b. March 4, 1879. Mennonite. 
Single. 

6. Moses H. Brenneman, b. March 31, 1881. Menno- 
nite. Single. 

7. Rhoda R. Brenneman, b. Feb. 28, 1883. Mennonite. 
Single. 

8. Adam Brenneman, b. Oct. 3, 1884. 

9. Martha J. Brenneman, b. Jan. 19, 1887. Mennonite. 
Single. 

10. Alpheus Brenneman, b. April 22, 1892. 

11. Mary E. Brenneman, b. July 23, 1894. 

No. 645. Sixth Generation. 644. 

3) Andrew Brenneman, born Feb. 7, 1875, married Elisa- 
beth Durr, of Pennsylvania, Dec. 24, 1899. Mennonites, 
Elida, Ohio. 

1. John D. Brenneman, b. Sept. 5, 1901. 

2. Paul E. Brenneman, b. Feb. 10, 1904. 

No. 645^. Sixth Generation. 644. 

4) John M. Brenneman, born March 31, 1877, married 
Anna Good Dec. 25, 1905. Mennonites, Elida, Ohio. 

No. 646. Fifth Generation. 605. 

8) Catharine Brenneman, born near Elida, Ohio, Dec. 
10, 1849, married Daniel S. Brunk, of Dale Enterprise, Va., 
Dec. 4, 1876, who is a minister in the Mennonite church. 
Elida, Ohio. Later, Lajunta, Colo. 

1. Jacob B. Brunk, b. Sept. 24, 1877. No. 647. 

2. Infant daughter Brunk, b. Sept. 22, 1878, d. Sept. 23, 
1878. 

3. John M. Brunk, b. Oct. 15, 1879. No. 648. 

4. Annie R. Brunk, b. June 30, 1881. No. 649. 

5. Jesse H. Brunk, b. Dec. 2, 1884. 

No. 647. Sixth Generation. 646. 

1) Jacob B. Brunk, born near Elida, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1877, 
married Ada V. Shank, of Elida, Ohio, April 21, 1901. 
Mennonites, Lajunta, Colo. 

1. Esther M. Brunk, b. March 31, 1902. 

2. Ruth M. Brunk, b. June 15, 1904. 

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No. 648. Sixth Generation. 646. 

3) John M. Brunk, born near Elida, Ohio, Oct. IS, 1879, 
and Annie E. Rhodes, born near Dale Enterprise, Va., 
March 13, 1876, were married Sept. 9, 1900. Deacon in 

the Mennonite church, Lajunta, Colo. Related (see No. 
396). 

1. Wilmer S. Brunk, b. July 14, 1901. 

3. Zelah K. Brunk, b. July 10, 1903. 

No. 649. Sixth Generation. 646. 

4) Annie R. Brunk, born near Elida, Ohio, June 30, 
1881, and Amos W. Rhodes, born near Dale Enterprise, 
Va., Nov. 23, 1873, were married Feb. 14, 1901. Menno- 
nites. Otera, Colo. Related (see No. 395). 

1. Marvin D. Rhodes, b. July 30, 1903. 

2. John Edward Rhodes, b. Dec. 31, 1904. 

No. 650. Fifth Generation. 605. 

9) Levi Brenneman, born near Elida, Ohio, July 27. 
1851, married Emaline Coyle, of Dekalb county, Indiana. 
Mennonites, Elida, Ohio. No issue. 

No. 651. Fifth Generation, 605. 

12) Magdalene Brenneman, born near Elida, Ohio, June 
30, 1857, married John Blosser Dec. 26, 1876. Mennonite 
minister and farmer, Rawson, Ohio. 

1. Katie Blosser, b. Nov. 9, 1877. Mennonite. 

2. Christian B. Blosser, b. Aug. 9, 1880. Mennonite. 

3. Naomi Blosser, b. Dec. 13, 1882. Mennonite. 

4. Elisabeth Blosser, b. Sept. 3, 1885. Mennonite. 

5. Timothy H. Blosser, b. July 21, 1888. Mennonite. 

6. John M. Blosser, b. June 23, 1891. 

7. Mary M. Blosser, b. Jan. 13, 1898. 

No. 652. Fifth Generation. 606. 

4) John M. Shenk, born in Hocking county, Ohio, Jan. 
19, 1848, married Frances Good, of Virginia, Dec. 24, 1868. 
Mr. Shenk is a minister and bishop in the Mennonite 
church. Farmer, Elida, Ohio. ^ 

1. Henry Shenk, b. Feb. 15, 1870, d. March 16, 1870. 

2. Abraham J. Shenk, b. Oct. 23, 1871. No. 653. 

3. Amos M. Shenk, b. Sept. 3, 1873. No. 654. 

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4. Simon G. Shenk, b. Oct. 5, 1875. No. 655. 

5. Moses B. Shenk, b. July 15, 1877. Mennonite. 
Single, Nampa, Idaho. 

6. Reuben J. Shenk, b. June 29, 1879. Mennonite. 
Single, Elida, Ohio. 

7. John L. Shenk, b. Aug. 21, 1881. No. 656. 

8. Levi J. Shenk, b. July 18, 1883. Mennonite. Single. 
Elida, Ohio. 

9. Daniel F. Shenk, b. Oct. 17, 1886. Mennonite. Sin- 
gle, Elida, Ohio. 

10. Rebecca S. Shenk, b. Oct. 6, 1889. Mennonite. Sin- 
gle, Elida, Ohio. 

11. Jacob B. Shenk, b. Nov. 3, 1892. Single, Elida, Ohio. 

No. 653. Sixth Generation^ 652. 

,, 2) Abraham J. Shenk, born near Elida, Ohio, Oct. 23, 
1871, married Malinda Good March 8, 1896. Mennonite, 
Elida, Ohio. 

1. Edith Shenk, b. June 1, 1897. 

2. Lillie F. Shenk, b. June 13, 1899. 



3. Lydia S. Shenk, b. June 13, 1899. ' ^^'"^ 

4. Irvin H. Shenk, b. Aug. 31, 1901, d. Dec. 10, 1904. 

5. Elsie R. Shenk, b. July 31, 1903. 

No. 654. Sixth Generation. 652. 

3) Amos M. Shenk, born near Elida, Ohio, Sept. 3, 
1873, married Alice M. Hilty March 6, 1898. Mennonite 
minister, Nampa, Idaho. 

1. John D. Shenk, b. Jan. 29, 1899. 

2. Ruth C. Shenk, b. April 25, 1900. 

3. Mark H. Shenk, b. Nov. 23, 1901. 

4. Samuel G. Shenk, b. at Nampa, Idaho, Jan. 26, 1904. 

No. 655. Sixth Generation. 652. 

4) Simon G. Shenk, born near Elida, Ohio, Oct. 5, 
1875, married Mary M. Shank March 1, 1896. Mennonites. 
Farmer, Elida, Ohio. 

These names are spelled differently by different families, 
but it is the same relationship. Originally, in German, it 
was '' Schenck " and signified to give or donate. Later, 
in order to abbreviate, it was spelled " Shenk,'* and still 
later " Shank," all from the same origin. — J. H. W. 

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1. Estella R; Shenk, b. April 29, 1897. 

2. Ada Esther Shenk, b. July 26, 1898. 

3. Ralph B. Shenk, b. Aug. 10, 1902. 

No. 656. Sixth Generation. 652. 

7) John L. Shenk, born near Elida, Ohio, Aug. 21, 1881, 
married Alma Biddinger February, 1903, 

No. 657. Fifth Generation. 606. 

5) Andrew Shenk, born in Hocking county, Ohio, Aug. 
20, 1850, married Susan Good March 24, 1872. Minister 
and bishop in the Mennonite church, Oronogo, Jasper Co., 
Mo. 

1. Henry G. Shenk, b. Feb. 8, 1873. No. 658. 

2. Noah H. Shenk, b. Jan. 2, 1874. Mennonite minister. 
Single, Neutral, Kans. 

3. Perry J. Shenk, b. Dec. 19, 1876. No. 659. 

4. Gabriel D. Shenk, b. Oct. 9, 1878. No. 660. 

5. Rhoda F. Shenk, b. Nov. 8, 1880. Mennonite. Single. 

6. Timothy C. Shenk, b. Sept. 10, 1883, d. July 9, 1891. 

7. Mary M. Shenk, b. Nov. 9, 1887. 



8. Martha A. Shenk, b. Nov. 9, 1887. ' ^^''^^^ 

No. 658. Sixth Generation. 657. 
1) Henry G. Shenk, born near Elida, Ohio, Feb. 8, 1873, 
married Rosella Golden at Alger, Ohio, May 27, 1899. 

1. Infant Shenk, b. , d. March 5, 1901. 

2. Irene Daisy Shenk, b. March 17, 1903. 

No. 659. Sixth Generation. 657. 

3) Perry J. Shenk, born near Elida, Ohio, Dec. 19, 1876, 
married Myrtle M. Anderson Jan. 1, 1900. Mennonite, 
Oronogo, Mo. 

1. Child, no name, no date. 

No. 660. Sixth Generation. 657. 

4) Gabriel D. Shenk, born near Elida, Ohio, Oct. 9, 
1878, married Luella M. Sharer May 22, 1904. Menno- 
nites, Oronogo, Mo. 

No. 661. Fifth Generation. 606. 
6) Daniel Shenk, born in Franklin county, Ohio, Sept. 
27, 1853. Rachel Stemen, born , died Feb. 19, 1890. 

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They were married Dec. 9, 1875. Minister in the Menno- 
nite church, Elida, Ohio, Later, Denbigh, Warwick Co., 
Va. Mr. Shenk failed to give some dates. 

1. Menno S. Shenk, b. (no date). 

2. Andrew S. Shenk, b. (no date). No. 1033. 

3. Emma J. Shenk, b. (no date). No. 1034. 

4. Jacob Shenk, b. (no date), d. August, 1884. 

5. Anna L. Shenk, b. (no date). Mennonite. 
Daniel Shenk married Matilda Hilty, Nov. 5, 1891. 

6. Elisabeth Shenk, b. Sept. 7, 1892. 

7. William H. Shenk, b. Oct. 17, 1893. 

8. Daniel D. Shenk, b. Dec. 23, 1894. 

9. Raymond Shenk, b. July 31, 1896. 
10. Susannah Shenk, b. Oct. 16, 1898. 

. 11. Mary V. Shenk, b. Dec. 12, 1900. 
12. Alice Shenk, b. Oct. 25, 1902. 

No. 662. Fifth Generation. 606. 

7) Catharine Shenk, born near Elida, Ohio, Oct. 30, 
1856, married Martin B. Shank. Mennonites. Mohea, 
Warwick Co., Va. 

1. Susanna Shank, b. — — , d. 1903. 

2. John Martin Shank, b. Oct. 12, 1880. No. 662^. 

3. Perry Elmer Shank, b. Dec. 15, 1882. Mennonite. 
Single. 

4. Clara Rebecca Shank, b. June 12, 1885. No. 662^. 

5. Cora Elisabeth Shank, b. March 13, 1888. Men- 
nonite. Single. 

6. Lydia Elva Shank, b. Sept. 5, 1891. Mennonite. 
Single. 

7. Lewis Daniel Shank, b. March 25, 1894. Single. 

No. 6621^. Sixth Generation. 662. 

2) John M. Shank, born Oct. 12, 1880, married Mary 
May Miller, Oct. 11, 1903. Mennonites. 

No. 662^. Sixth Generation. 662. 

4) Clara R. Shank, born June 12, 1885, married Walter 
Groves, Jan. 1, 1905. Mennonites. (See his father's 
family, No. 97^. These are distant relatives.) 

Note. — These fractional numbers occur on account of 
belated reports of families. 

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No. 663. Fifth Generation. 606. 

8) Lydia Shenk, born near Elida, Ohio, April 7, 1859, 
married Henry J. Powell, of Rockingham county, Va., May 
20, 1880. Mennonites, Concord, Tenn, 

1. Lewis J. Powell, b. June 4, 1881. 

2. Mary S. Powell, b. Feb. 19, 1883. 

3. Verdie V. Powell, b. Oct. 9, 1885. 

4. Walter A. Powell, b. March 10, 1888, d. March 12, 
1802. 

5. William H. Powell, b. July 7, 1891, d. June 27, 1894. 

6. Andrew Powell, b. Aug. 3, 1893, d. Dec. 4, 1895. 

7. John V. Powell, b. May 15, 1895, d. Feb. 7, 1898. 

8. Daniel C. Powell, b. May 8, 1897. 

No. 664. Fifth Generation. 606. 

9) Abraham P. Shenk was born near Elida, Ohio, Feb. 
15, 1862. Fannie V. Coffman, daughter of Bishop Samuel 
Coffman, of Dale Enterprise, Va., born Oct. 30, 1865, died 
Oct. 3, 1904. They were married March 6, 1890. Mr. 
Shenk, when a boy, lost one arm by accident. Menno- 
nites, Menchville, Warwick Co., Va. 

1. Samuel C. Shenk, b. May 9, 1891. 

2. John M. Shenk, b. July 10, 1893, d. May 21, 1894. 

3. Henry M. Shenk, b. Aug. 2, 1894. 

4. Mary C. Shenk, b. Aug. 28, 1896. 

5. Jacob A. Shenk, b. Feb. 17, 1900. 

6. Phceba F. Shenk, b. Jan. 26, 1902. 

7. Anna M. Shenk, b. Sept. 26, 1903. 

No. 665. Fifth Generation. 607. 

2) Catharine Brenneman, who was born in Fairfield 
county, Ohio, March 20, 1843, and died Oct. 10, 1881, and 
Christian N. Shenk, born Dec. 6, 1840, were married May 
26, 1870. Mennonites. Farmer, Oakwood, Paulding Co., 
Ohio. 

1. Samantha A. Shenk, b. March 13, 1871. No. 773. 

2. George B. Shenk, b. Dec. 22, 1872. No. 774. 

3. Catharine Shenk, b. Nov. 27, 1874. No. 775. 

4. Marion M. Shenk, b. *Dec. 6, 1876, d. Feb. 13, ) 
1905. ). i 

5. Mary M. Shenk, b. Dec. 6, 1876. No. 776. ) '| 

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6. Samuel C. Shenk, b. March 28, 1879. Single. Farmer, 
Oakwood, Ohio. 

7. Infant, b. and d. Sept. 10, 1881. 

No. 666. Fifth Generation. 607. 

3) Lydia Brenneman, who was born in Fairfield county, 
Ohio, Feb. 17, 1845, and died April 23, 1881, married Amos 
Schmidt, Dec. 1, 1870. Mennonites. Farmer, Elida, Ohio. 

1. Sarah Schmidt, b. Oct. 2, 1871. 

2. Anna Schmidt, b. July 22, 1873. 

3. Henry Schmidt, b. Feb. 18, 1875. 

4. Samuel Schmidt, b. Dec. 22, 1876. 

5. Mary Schmidt, b. May 11, 1878, d. Aug. 27, 1879. 

6. Lydia B. Schmidt, b. Sept. 20, 1880. 

No. 667. Fifth Generation. 607. 

4) Nancy Brenneman, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
March 6, 1847, married Adam R. Hartman. Mennonites. 
Agriculturist, Nappanee, Ind. 

1. Anna Hartman, b. Aug. 26, 1871, d. June 1, 1897. 
Mennonite. 

2. Amanda Hartman, b. Sept. 23, 1873. No. 1035. 

3. George Hartman, b. Nov. 18, 1876. Mennonite. 

4. Cora Hartman, b. Oct. 30, 1878, m. Wm. Shaum. 
Mennonite. 

5. Franklin Hartman, b. Feb. 1, 1881. Mennonite min- 
ister since 1899. 

6. Irvin Hartman, b. June 26, 1888. 

No. 668. Fifth Generation. 607. 

5) Henry Brenneman, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
April 7, 1851, and Elisabeth Shenk, born Jan. 15, 1847, 
were married Dec. 4, 1870. Mennonites. She is farmer, 
Ottawa, Putnam Co., Ohio; he, restaurant work, Lima, 
Ohio. 

1. Geneta Brenneman, b. Sept. 2, 1871. No. Ill . 

2. Ida M. Brenneman, b. Nov. 5, 1872. No. 778. 

3. Emma Brenneman, b. Feb. 3, 1874, d. Dec. 21, 1874. 

4. Artimeus Brenneman, b. Oct. 26, 1875, d. May 7, 1876. 

5. Adam Brenneman, b. June 27 , 1877. Tile roofing 
business. 

6. Maggie Brenneman, b. Jan. 31, 1880. No. 779. 

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7. Harry Brenneman, b. Nov. 4, 1881. 

8. Delilah Brenneman, b. Dec. 20, 1884. 

9. Roy A. Brenneman, b. July 9, 1886. 

No. 669. Fifth Generation. 607. 

6) Sarah Brenneman, born in Putnam county, Ohio, 
Sept. 25, 1853, and Jacob D. Brenneman, born near Elida, 
Ohio, May 5, 1852, were married Feb. 3, 1876. Menno- 
nites. Farmer, Elida, Ohio. Cousins (See No. 725). 

1. Anna Brenneman, b. Dec. 26, 1876. 

2. Elisabeth Brenneman, b. Jan. 7, 1879. 

3. Ada Brenneman, b. Oct. 28, 1880. 

4. Effie Brenneman, b. May 27, 1883. 

5. Jacob A. Brenneman, b. Sept. 22, 1885. 

6. Twin daughters, still b. Sept. 7, 1893. 

7. Samuel A. Brenneman, b. Feb. 25, 1897. 

No. 670. Fifth Generation. 607. 

7) Samuel B. Brenneman, born in Putnam county, Ohio, 
July 26, 1857, married Catharine Stemen, Oct. 6, 1881. 
Mennonites. Farmer, Van Wert, Ohio. 

1. Irvin Brenneman, b. Sept. 15, 1882. 

2. Amanda Brenneman, b. Aug. 9, 1884. 

3. Vernie M. Brenneman, b. Nov. 12, 1886. 

4. Myrtle Brenneman, b. Sept. 15, 1889. 

5. Franklin Brenneman, b. June 21, 1893. 

6. Mary Goldie Brenneman, b. Sept. 20, 1897. 

No. 671. Fifth Generation. 607. 

8) George G. Brenneman, born in Putnam county, Ohio, 
Sept. 14, 1862, and Lena Kehr, born March 19, 1861, were 
rharried Aug. 1, 1883. Mennonites. Farmer, Nappanee, 
Ind. 

1. Edward D. Brenneman, b. April 28, 1884. 

2. Ella S. Brenneman, b. Sept. 18, 1885. 

3. Clyde G. Brenneman, b. Oct. 24, 1891. 

4. Florence Brenneman, b. Dec. 26, 1896, d. Feb. 19, 1897. 

No. 671^. Sixth Generation. 671. 

2) Ella S. Brenneman, born in Putnam county, Ohio, 
Sept. 18, 1885, and Timothy Weldy, born Jan. 28, 1886, 
were married Oct. 30, 1904. Mennonites. Farmer, Waka- 
rusa, Ind. 

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No. 672. Fifth Generation. 608. 

1) Jacob B. Hiiber, born in Perry county, Ohio, Dec. 
1, 1844, married Elisabeth C. Good, of Rockingham coun- 
ty, Va. Deacon in the Mennonite church. Carpenter, 
Elida, Ohio. 

1. Rebecca F. Huber, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, 
March 10, 1867. Mennonite. Nurse. Single. 

2. John F. Huber, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, July 26, 
1868. No. (ilZ. 

3. Annie E. Huber, b. in Allen county, Ohio, Jan. 4, 
1870. Mennonite. Seamstress. Single. 

4. Mary C. Huber, b. in Morgan county. Mo., Jan. 26, 
1872. No. 674. 

5. Barbara M. Huber, b. in Morgan county. Mo., Aug. 
1, 1873. No. 675. 

6. Abraham P. Huber, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, 
Aug. 12, 1876. Mennonite. Single. Goshen, Ind. 

7. Simon G. Huber, b. in Allen county, Ohio, Nov. 22, 
1878. No. 676. 

8. Joseph E. Huber, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, Dec. 
8, 1880. Mennonite. Single. Blacksmith, Elida, 
Ohio. 

9. Lydia C. Huber, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, May 5, 
1883. Mennonite. Single. 

10. Jacob T. Huber, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, Aug. 
23, 1885. 

11. Henry A. Huber, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, Nov. 
26, 1887. 

No. 673. Sixth Generation. 672. 

2) John F. Huber, born in Putnam county, Ohio, July 
26, 1868, married Lucy Irons, of Chattanooga, Tenn., April 
1, 1897. Mennonites. Fruit tree agent. Elida, Ohio. 

1. Elisabeth M. Huber, b. in Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 
15, 1898. 

2. Christian L. Huber, b. near Sale Creek, Tenn., Oct. 
10, 1899. 

3. Rebecca R. Huber, b. near Elida, Ohio, Jan. 8, 1901. 

4. Anna M. Huber, b. near Elida, Ohio, Sept. 7, 1902. 

5. Clara E. Huber, b. near Elida, Ohio, June 20, 1904. 

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No. 674. Sixth Generation. 672. 

4) Mary C. Huber, born in Morgan county, Mo., Jan. 
26, 1872, married Andrew Diller, Dec. 21, 1893, died Sept. 
3, 1897. Mennonites, Elida, Ohio. 

1. Clarence S. Diller, b. Dec. 10, 1894. 

2. Mary E. Diller, b. May 13, 1897. 

No. 675. Sixth Generation. 672. 

5) Barbara M. Huber, born in Morgan county. Mo., 
Aug. 1, 1873, married Daniel G. King, of near West Lib- 
erty, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1894. Mennonites. Farmer, Elida, 
Ohio. 

1. Edward M. King, b. in Champaign county, Ohio, 
Dec. 21, 1895. 

2. Hattie M. King, b. in Champaign county, Ohio, Aug. 
24, 1897. 

3. Delia E. King, b. in Champaign county, Ohio, July 

7, 1899. 

No. 676. Sixth Generation. 672. 

7) Simon G. Huber, born in Allen county, Ohio, Nov. 
22, 1878, married Amanda Bontreger, of Logan county, 
Ohio, Nov. 24, 1901. Mennonites. Farmer, Nessen City, 
Mich. 

1. Clarence W. Huber, b. in Allen county, Ohio, Aug. 
30, 1902. 

No. 677. Fifth Generation. 608. 
3) Henry Huber, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, March 
10, 1849, married Elisabeth Myers, of Putnam county, 
Ohio. Brethren, Wakarusa, Ind. 

1. Isaac Huber, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, June 12, 

1871, d. Dec. 5, 1871. 

2. John M. Huber, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, Oct. 19, 

1872. No. 678. 

3. Sarah C. Huber, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, March 
12, 1875, d. April 12, 1875. 

4. Daniel S. Huber, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, May, 
1876, d. Sept. 23, 1877. 

5. Christian P. Huber, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, Aug. 

8, 1878. Brethren. Single. 

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6. Urbannus Huber, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, June 
22, 1881. Brethren. Single. 

7. Emma S. Huber, b. in DeKalb county, Ind., May 23, 
1884. Brethren. Single. 

8. Hattie A. Huber, b. in DeKalb county, Ind., Jan. 11, 
1890. Brethren. Single. 

No. 678. Sixth Generation. 677. 
2) John M. Huber, born in Putnam county, Ohio, Oct. 
19, 1872, and Mary E. Kelcher, born July 20, 1874, were 
married Nov. 22, 1893. Brethren (deacon). Farmer, 
Wakarusa, Ind. 

1. Elisabeth May Huber, b. in Jefferson county, Tenn., 
Sept. 25, 1894. 

2. Henry S. Huber, b. in Jefferson county, Tenn., Oct. 
28, 1896. 

No. 679. Fifth Generation. 608. 

4) Barbara Huber, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, June 
24, 1851, married John S. Bixler, Nov. 20, 1873. Menno- 
nites. Farmer, Wakarusa, Ind. ? 

1. John H. Bixler, b. in Holmes county, Ohio, Dec. 20, 
1874, d. Nov. 21, 1878. 

2. Jacob K. Bixler, b. in Holmes county, Ohio, Sept. 5, 
1877. Single. Mennonite. Ordained to the ministry, 
April 23, 1894. 

3. Anna J. Bixler, b. in Holmes county, Ohio, Nov. 29, 
1879. Mennonite. Single. 

4. E. Matilda Bixler, b. in Holmes county, Ohio, Jan. 
27, 1882. Mennonite. Single. 

5. Frederick E. Bixler, b. in Elkhart county, Ind., May 
7, 1885. Single. 

No. 680. Fifth Generation. 608. 

5) George Huber, born in Putnam county, Ohio, Sept. 
24, 1853, married Sarah Swickard, Jan. 23, 1876. M. E. 
Farmer and milling business, Coldwater, Mich. No issue. 

No. 681. Fifth Generation. 608. 

6) Matilda Huber, born June 16, 1858, married Eliphaa 
B. Reedy, of Mifflin county, Pa., June 16, 1876. M. E. 
Belleville, Wis. 

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1. John H. Reedy, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, Oct. 24, 
1876. Single. Clerk, Huron, S. Dak. 

2. George W. Reedy, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, Jan. 
22, 1879. M. E., m. Maria Hines, of Paulding county, 
Ohio, Oct. 25, 1900. Street car conductor. 

3. Jacob B. Reedy, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, Nov. 13, 
1881. Baptist. Farmer. Single. 

4. Anna E. Reedy, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, April 26, 
1884, d. May 28, 1884. 

5. Barbara J. Reedy, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, Dec. 
9, 1885. M. E. Single. 

6. Christian E. Reedy, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, Aug. 
25, 1890, d. Dec. 14, 1891. 

7. Ira F. Reedy, b. at Marengo, 111., Nov. 21, 1895. 

8. Ethel Reedy, b. at Marengo, 111., June 18, 1898. 

No. 682. Fifth Generation. 608. 

10) Emma Huber, born in Putnam county, Ohio, Feb. 
20, 1867, and Peter B. Yoder, born in Clay county, Ind., 
Sept. 17, 1855, were married July 19, 1888. Mennonites. 
Farmer, Wakarusa, Ind. 

1. Harry N. Yoder, b. in St. Joseph county, Ind., May 
5, 1889. Mennonite. 

2. Jacob Oscar Yoder, b. in St. Joseph county, Ind., 
Nov. 22, 1890, d. Jan. 2, 1891. 

3. Anna E. Yoder, b. in St. Joseph county, Ind., Nov. 
17, 1891, d. April 26, 1892. 

4. George V. Yoder, b. in St. Joseph county, Ind., Aug. 
12, 1893. 

5. Forest A. Yoder, b. in Elkhart county, Ind., Oct. 3, 
1895. 

6. Clarence E. Yoder, b. in Elkhart county, Ind., Nov. 
21, 1897. 

7. Mary N. Yoder, b. in Elkhart county, Ind., Oct. 24, 
1900. 

8. Huber A. Yoder, b. in Elkhart county, Ind., July 14, 
1903. 

No. 683. Fifth Generation. 609. 

1) Susan Mumaw, born near Winesburg, Holmes coun- 
ty, Ohio, March 15, 1847, married John K. Weldy, Feb. 18, 
1869. Mennonites, Wakarusa, Ind. 

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1. George Weldy, b. Nov. 21, 1869, m. Lucretia Witmer, 
Mennonite. Farmer, Wakarusa, Ind. 

2. Jacob I. Weldy, b. Dec. 31, 1871, m. Rhoda P. 
Landes. Mennonites. Farmer, Wakarusa, Ind. 

3. Daniel S. Weldy, b. Dec. 19, 1873, m. Ada C. Shaiim, 
Dec. 20, 1896. Mennonite. Clerk in Mennonite 
Publishing House, Elkhart, Ind, 

4. Amos B. Weldy, b. Jan. 11, 1876, m. Sarah E. Blos- 
ser, January, 1898. Mennonite. Farmer, Nappanee, 
Ind. 

5. Silas L. Weldy, b. Nov. 27, 1877, m. Elnora Metzler, 
Oct. 8, 1899. Mennonite. Teacher. 

6. Martin D. Weldy, b. March 2, 1879. Mennonite. 

7. Lra Weldy, b. March 8, 1881. Mennonite. 

8. Homer R. Weldy, b. Sept. 22, 1883. 

9. Walter Weldy, b. Dec. 28, 1885. 

10. Elmer Weldy, b. Dec. 10, 1887. 

11. Ruth A. Weldy, b. March 29, 1890. 

No. 684. Fifth Generation. 609. 

2) Dr. Henry A. Mumaw, born near Winesburg, Holmes 
county, Ohio, Jan. 27, 1850, married Malinda Blosser, of 
Hocking county, Ohio, June 27, 1872. Mennonites. Phy- 
sician, etc., Elkhart, Ind. Mr. Mumaw, at the age of 16, 
began teaching school. Soon after marriage they set- 
tled in Elkhart, Ind., and engaged in the printing business 
for 14 years, after which he attended Medical College at 
Chicago, 111., from which place he graduated in 1886. He 
practiced medicine two years in Nappanee, Ind., six 
months in Elkhart, and two years in Orville, Ohio, when 
he returned to Elkhart, since which time he has been 
connected with the Elkhart Institute, normal school and 
business insfitute, at that place. 

1. Phoeba Mumaw, b. Sept. 4, 1873, m. A. C. Kolb, Gen- 
eral Correspondent and Order Clerk in the Menno- 
nite Publishing House, Elkhart, Ind. 

2. Andrew Mumaw, b. June 15, 1877. Single. Dealer 
in pianos and organs, Elkhart, Ind. 

3. Clara Mumaw, b. Feb. 12, 1880. Single. Stenogra- 
pher and typewriter. 

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No. 685. Fifth Generation. 609. 

3) Amos Mumaw, born in Holmes county, Ohio, June 
27, 1852, married Catharine Shaum, Aug. 24, 1876. Men- 
nonite minister. Farmer, Wooster, Ohio. 

1. George S. Mumaw, b. Sept. 6, 1877. Mennonite. 

2. Levi Mumaw, b. Nov. 16, 1879. 

3. Amos B. Mumaw, b. Aug. 1, 1882. 

4. Harry Mumaw, b. Aug. 30, 1884. 

5. Adam H. Mumaw, b. July 11, 1888. 

6. Mary C. Mumaw, b. Oct. 16, 1890, d. Jan. 3, 1891. 

7. Martha E. Mumaw, b. Dec. 23, 1891. 

8. Anna N. Mumaw, b. Dec. 22, 1894. 

No. 686. Fifth Generation. 609. 

6) John Mumaw, born in Holmes county, Ohio, Jan. 
30, 1862, married Lydia Good, March 9, 1893. Menno- 
nites. Farmer, Orville, Ohio. 

1. Enos Mumaw, b. Nov. 13, 1894. 

2. Henry Mumaw, b. June 1, 1898. 

No. 687. Fifth Generation. 611. 

1) Mary M. Brenneman, born near Bremen, Ohio, April 
24, 1859, teacher, married John S. Sherk, Nov. 30, 1893, 
who died in May, 1897. Mennonite Brethren in Christ. 
122 Crescent St., Goshen, Ind. 

No. 688. Fifth Generation. 611. 

2) Timothy H. Brenneman, born near Bremen, Ohio, 
Sept. 20, 1860, married Laura Dalrymple, Sept. 23, 1883. 
Mennonite Brethren in Christ. Railroad postal clerk, 
Goshen, Ind. 

1. Jesse L. Brenneman, b. Aug. 26, 1886. 

2. Ruth V. Brenneman, b. Sept. 10, 1888. 

3. Naomi Brenneman, b. March 12, 1891. 

4. Orpah Brenneman, b. May 4, 1895. * 

No. 689. Fifth Generation. 611. 

3) John S. Brenneman, born near Bremen, Ohio, May 
4, 1862, married Mary Jamison, Oct. 6, 1897. She died 
March 14, 1899. Publishing daily paper. Red Wing, Minn. 

No. 690. Fifth Generation. 611. 

4) Josiah Brenneman, born in Elkhart, Ind., June 28, 

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1864, married Rebecca Herber, of Ionia county, Mich., 
April 17, 1893. Mennonite Brethren in Christ. Painter, 
Elkhart, Ind. 

1. Orval Henry Brenneman, b. April 21, 1895. 

2. Clair Herber Brenneman, b. June 16, 1898. 

No. 691. Fifth Generation. 611. 

5) Rhoda K. Brenneman, born in Elkhart county, Ind., 
July 17, 1866, married Henry S. Cressman, May 25, 1893. 
Minister, Mennonite Brethren in Christ. Dundee, Ont. 

1. Virgil Cressman, b. July 17, 1895. 

2. Daniel W. Cressman, b. June 30, 1899. 

No. 692. Fifth Generation. 611. 

6) Martha A. Brenneman, born in Elkhart county, Ind., 
July 29, 1868, married Dwight S. Croft, November, 1884. 
Minister, Mennonite Brethren in Christ. 

1. Esther Maria Croft, b. . 

No. 693. Fifth Generation. 611. 

7) Naomi S. Brenneman, born in Elkhart county, Ind., 
Sept. 1, 1871. Single. Music teacher and photographer. 
Mennonite Brethren in Christ, Elkhart, Ind. 

No. 694. Fifth Generation. 611. 

8) Daniel J. Brenneman, born in Elkhart county, Ind., 
May 19, 1873. Single. Minister, Mennonite Brethren in 
Christ, Goshen, Ind. 

No. 695. Fifth Generation. 611. 

9) Phoeba P. Brenneman, born in Elkhart county, Ind., 
Aug. 31, 1875. Single. Mennonite Brethren in Christ. 
Engaged in city missionary work at Dayton, Ohio. 

No. 696. Fifth Generation. 611. 

10) Mahlon M. Brenneman, born in Elkhart county, Ind., 
Nov. 12, 1877. Single. Mennonite Brethren in Christ. 
Student at Ann Arbor, Mich. 

No. 697. Fifth Generation. 615. 
1) Lydia Brenneman, born near Delphos, Ohio, April 
14, 1850, married Wm. Henry Chandler, Jan. 28, 1869. U. 
B. Rushmore, Ohio. Parents related and come in both 
ways (see No. 576). 

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1. Lucinda Chandler, b. Nov. 1 (year is illegible). No. 
698. 

2. Leah Chandler, b. Aug. 9, 1872. No. 699. 

3. Orpha Ruth Chandler, b. March 13, 1873. No. 700. 

No. 698. Sixth Generation. 697. 

1) Lucinda Chandler, born Nov. 1 (year is illegible), 
married Joseph Wilson, Dec. 22, 1892. U. B. Rushmore, 
Ohio. (See No. 577. Come in both ways, as parents 
are related.) 

No. 699. Sixth Generation. 697. 

2) Leah Chandler, born Aug. 9, 1872, married John W. 
Uland, Nov. 25, 1897. U. B. Rushmore, Ohio. (Also see 
No. 578.) 

1. Elpha May Uland, b. Oct. 17, 1898. 

No. 700. Sixth Generation. 697. 

3) Orpha Ruth Chandler, born March 13, 1873, married 
Elias Howard, Sept. 15, 1898. Rushmore, Ohio. (See 
No. 579.) 

1. Connie Irene Howard, b. July 27, 1899. 

2. Roetta Howard, b. Jan. 2, 1901. 

No. 701. Fifth Generation. 615. 

3) Elisabeth Brenneman, born near Delphos, Ohio, Dec. 
3, 1854, and Perry F. Heidlebaugh, born March 22, 1856, 
were married Aug. 13, 1878. Farmer, Delphos, Ohio. 
(See No. 580.) 

1. Infant daughter, b. June 12, 1879. Died. 

2. Marion B. Heidlebaugh, b. June 3, 1880, m. (See 
No. 580.) 

3. Leah Olive Heidlebaugh, b. Nov. 20, 1882. 

No. 702. Fifth Generation. 615. 

4) Samuel S. Brenneman, born near Delphos, Ohio, 
July 5, 1859, married Elisabeth Stemen, Feb. 8, 1883. 
Farmer, Delphos, Ohio. (See No. 581.) 

1. Ira H. Brenneman, b. Dec. 1, 1883. 

2. Herschel Brenneman, b. Sept. 2, 1888. 

Note. — It very often occurs, where you find many of 
the Stemens, Brennemans, Beerys, Wengers, Shanks, 
Rhodes, Ralstons, and others, mentioned in this history, 
that they have married relatives. — J. H. W. 

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No. 703. Fifth Generation. 626. 

1) Caroline Beery, born March 12, 1866, married Lar- 
ren H. Root, Bronson, Mich., R. F. D. 5. 

1. Earl Root, b. June 25, 1890. 

2. Hazel Root, b. Aug. 9, 1891. 

3. Madge Root, b. April 18, 1893. 

4. Vern Root, b. Dec. 21, 1895. 

5. Elsie Root, b. Sept. 3, 1897. 

No. 704. Fifth Generation. 626. 

3) Abraham Beery, born April 19, 1869, married Fannie 
French, Sept. 2, 1893. She died July, 1895. Employed 
in the L. S. & M. S. shops, Elkhart, Ind., for eleven 
years. In 1904 they bought a farm near Bronson, Mich. 
Address, Bronson, Mich, R. F. D. 4. 

1. Ruth Beery, b. Aug. 1, 1894, d. Sept. 18, 1894. 
Mr. Beery married a second wife. May Ganger, 

Jan. 9, 1896, who died July 26, 1896. 

Then he married his third wife, Nannie May 

Oberholser, April 19, 1897, who was born 

Sept. 24, 1879. 

No. 705. Fifth Generation. 626. 

5) William F. Beery, born Jan. 5, 1872, married Laura 
Moflfet, Jan. 5, 1895. Farmer, Bronson, Mich., R. F. D. 5. 

1. Loyd Beery, b. April 7, 1896. 

2. Ethel Beery, b. Feb. 15, 1899. 

No. 7051/^. Fifth Generation. 626. 

8) Harvey F. Beery, born March 5, 1878, and died May 
20, 1903. He married Cecil Swift, Oct. 23, 1901, who was 
born April 5, 1885. 

1. Reah Beery, b. Feb. 12, 1904. 

No. 705^. Fifth Generation. 626. 

9) Matilda Beery, born April 13, 1880, and Stephen 
Swift, born Dec. 11, 1876, were married March 24, 1900. 
Bronson, Mich. 

1. Ivan Swift, b. Feb. 2, 1901. 

No. 706. Sixth Generation. 629. 

2) Mary N. Brenneman, born April 27, 1863, married 

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George Ross, of Rockingham county, Va., Sept. 18, 1883. 
Mennonite minister, Lajunta, Colo. 

1. Jennie M. Ross, b. Oct. 18, 1884. Mennonite. 

2. Onie O. Ross, b. March 17, 1888. Mennonite. 

3. Nora B. Ross, b. Sept. 30, 1892. 

4. Lottie E. Ross, d. Nov. 24, 1895. 

5. Julia A. Ross, d. Aug. 11, 1898. 

6. Robert R. Ross, b. July 17, 1901. 

7. Infant son Ross, b. July 25, 1904. 

No. 707. Sixth Generation. 629. 

3) Lydia A. Brenneman, born Feb. 20, 1865, married 
Samuel S. Diller, Aug. 9, 1888. Mennonites, Lima, Ohio. 

1. Bertha Diller, b. Sept. 7, 1889. Mennonite. 

2. Infant son Diller, b. Jan. 26, 1892, d. same date. 

3. Joseph B. Diller, b. Feb. 25, 1893. 

4. Nancy C. Diller, b. Feb. 24, 1896. 

5. Infant son Diller, b. April 19, 1898, d. same date. 

6. Mary A. Diller, b. July 27, 1899. 

No. 708. Sixth Generation. 629. 

6) Margaret Brenneman, born Feb. 20, 1871, married 
Charles Keller, of Rockingham county, Va. Mennonite, 
Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. Sylvester S. Keller, b. March 27, 1891. 

2. Joseph E. Keller, b. Dec. 8, 1892. 

3. Noah A. Keller, b. Feb. 8, 1894. 

4. Mary M. Keller, b. March 30, 1897, d. Jan. 9, 1898. 

5. Annie M. Keller, b. Feb. 28, 1899. 

6. George E. Keller, b. July 20, 1901. 

7. Sarah L. Keller, b. Sept. 12, 1903. 

No. 709. Sixth Generation. 629. 

7) Noah H. Brenneman, born July 20, 1873, married 
Sarah S. Heatwole, of Pleasant Valley, Rockingham coun- 
ty, Va., Dec. 22, 1895. Elida, Ohio. 

1. Earl L. Brenneman, b. March 22, 1898. 

2. Ada V. Brenneman, b. Sept. 1, 1899. 

3. Clarence W. Brenneman, b. Sept. 13, 1901. 

4. Horace Q. Brenneman, b. Feb. 8, 1904. 

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No. 710. Sixth Generation. 629. 

9) Emma C. Brenneman, born Nov. 17, 1880, married 
Joseph H. Heatwole, of Rockingham county, Va., March 
2, 1902. Mennonite, Elida, Ohio. 

1. Orpha I. Heatwole, b. Aug. 26, 1903. 

2. Susanna C. Heatwole, b. March 14, 1904. 

No. 711. Fifth Generation. 32. 

1) Bertie E. Beery, born near Augusta, W. Va., Feb. 6, 
1875, married Charles W. Rodgers, of Hanging Rock, W. 
Va., April 2, 1902. Bertie E. is a member of the Christian 
church, and for seven years previous to her marriage 
she was a diligent clerk in her father's store. Her hus- 
band is now partner in the store with Mr. Beery, and 
she continues her services as clerk. Augusta, W. Va. 

1. Kespage Love Rodgers, b. June 10, 1903. 

No. 712. Fifth Generation. 32. 

2) William B. Beery, born near Augusta, W. Va., June 
26, 1876, married Mamie Loy, of West Virginia, April 11, 
1900. Christian. Farmer, Augusta, W. Va. 

1. Robert Ervin Beery, b. Feb. 17, 1901. 

2. Ollie V. Hester Beery, b. Dec. 20, 1902. 

No. 713. Fifth Generation. 32. 

3) Susan Catharine Beery, born near Augusta, W. Va., 
July 30, 1877, married Daniel R. Rodgers, of Hanging 
Rock, W. Va., July 22, 1903. Christian church. Mr. Rod- 
gers is in the mercantile business with his brother at 
Monessen, Pa. 

1. Elsie Virginia Rodgers, b. May 8, 1904. 

No. 714. Fifth Generation. 32. 

4) John E. Beery, born near Augusta, W. Va., Dec. 3, 
1878. Single man. He was raised on his father's farm 
and for the past several years has been employed as a 
clerk in a thriving grocery store in Cumberland, Pa., his 
present address. 

No. 715. Fifth Generation. 32. 

5) Virgil E. Beery, born near Augusta, W. Va., Dec. 8, 
1880, married Florence Riley, Oct. 19, 1904. Mr. Beery 
works on his father's farm, Augusta, W. Va. 

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No. 716. Fifth Generation. 32. 

6) Wilbert O. Beery, born near Augusta, W. Va., July 
28, 1882. Single man. He began teaching at the age of 
19, and at present is clerking at Rodgers Bros, grocery 
store, at Monessen, Pa. He is a very ambitious young 
man and is particularly fond of music. 

No. 717. Sixth Generation. 221. 

2) William H. Winger, born in Missouri, Oct. 20, 1879, 
married Jennie Easton, of Humansville, Polk Co., Mo., 
Dec. 24, 1902. He is agent and operator for the C, M. 
& St. P. R. R. Co., at a new station, called Gladwin, not 
far from Davenport, Iowa. Wife's church relation. Chris- 
tian, 

1. Gladys Sarah Winger, b. Dec. 7, 1903. 

No. 718. Fourth Generation. 13. 
1) John L. Brenneman, born near Edom, Rockingham 
county, Va., Oct. 24, 1821. Elisabeth Keller, born June 
6, 1828, died Feb. 27, 1886. They were married Oct. 16, 
1845. Mennonites. Farmer, Elida, Allen Co., Ohio. John 
L. moved with his parents from Virginia to Fairfield 
county, Ohio, in the fall of 1828. After marriage he 
moved in June, 1848, to the farm he still occupies near 
Elida, Ohio. At that time this farm was a dense forest, 
but now is one among the best improved farms in the 
vicinity. He is now in his eighty-fourth year, and is hale 
and hearty, and active as a man of 50. This short sketch 
is scarcely doing Mr. Brenneman justice. For his second 
wife he married Airs. Elisabeth Brenneman, nee Schenk, 
Jan. 5, 1893. We find no better people than John L. and 
Elisabeth.— J. H. W. 

1. Mary Brenneman, b. Dec. 13, 1847, killed by a fall, 
Feb. 22, 1852. 

2. Sarah E. Brenneman, b. May 21, 1850. No. 719. 

3. Jacob D. Brenneman, b. May 5, 1852. No. 725. 

4. George G. Brenneman, b. April 7, 1854. No. 728. 

5. Lewis B. Brenneman, b. July 10, 1856. No. 731. 

6. Caroline E. Brenneman, b. May 1, 1858. No. 733. 

7. Barbara Brenneman, b. Feb. 24, 1861. No. 735. 

8. Lydia F. Brenneman, b. Aug. 16, 1863. No. 736. 

9. Elisabeth M. Brenneman, b. Jan. 6, 1865. No. IZI. 

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10. Nancy C. Brenneman, b. May 7, 1867. No. 738. 

11. Abraham J. Brenneman, b. July 21, 1870. No. 739. 

No. 719. Fifth Generation. 718. 

2) Sarah E. Brenneman, born near Elida, Ohio, May 
21, 1850, and Christian H. Mosier, born Aug. 4, 1854, were 
married Aug. 20, 1874. Mennonites. Sawyer and general 
contractor, Elida, Ohio. 

1. Elisabeth Mosier, b. Aug. 11, 1875. No. 720. 

2. Ella Mosier, b. April 18, 1877. No. 721. 

3. Ida Mosier, b. Sept. 24, 1879. No. 722. 

4. John L. Mosier, b. Nov. 5, 1881. No. 723. 

5. Dora C. Mosier, b. Aug. 13, 1883. No. 724. 

6. Jacob C. Mosier, b. May 10, 1889. Mennonite. Pupil 
in school. 

No. 720. Sixth Generation. 719. 

1) Elisabeth Mosier, born near Elida, Ohio, Aug. 11, 
1875, and Samuel Brenneman, born Aug. 30, 1874, were 
married Sept. 22, 1901. Mennonites. Farmer, Elida, Ohio. 

1. Ansel Brenneman, b. Sept. 4, 1902, d. Oct. 3, 1902. 

2. Velma May Brenneman, b. July 7, 1904. 

No. 721. Sixth Generation. 719. 

2) Ella A. Mosier, born near Elida, Ohio, April 18, 1877, 
and Roy Tucker, born Aug. 30, 1884, were married Aug. 
11, 1897. Mennonites. Laborer, Elida, Ohio. 

1. Henry Edgar Tucker, b. May 24, 1898. 

2. Harry Oscar Tucker, b. Dec. 14, 1900. 

3. Sarah Alice Tucker, b. Dec. 14, 1901. 

No. 722. Sixth Generation. 719. 

3) Ida Mosier, born near Elida, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1879, 
and Abraham Good, born March 13, 1880, were married 
March 8, 1901. Mennonites. Farmer, Elida, Ohio. 

No. 723. Sixth Generation. 719. 

4) John L. Mosier, born near Elida, Ohio, Nov. 5, 
1881, and Jennie Miller, born Oct. 5, 1882, were married 
Sept. 24, 1903. No church. Oil pumper, Elida, Ohio. 

1. John Harold Mosier, b. Oct. 16, 1904. 

No. 724. Sixth Generation. 719. 

5) Dora C. Mosier, born near Elida, Ohio, Aug. 13, 

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1883, and Gabriel Briink, born March 4, 1883, were mar- 
ried Oct. 16, 1904. Mennonites. Farmer. Elida, Ohio. 

No. 725. Fifth Generation. 718. 

3) Jacob D. Brenneman, born near Elida, Ohio, May 
5, 1852, and Sarah Brenneman, born Sept. 25, 1853, were 
married Feb. 3, 1876. Mennonites. Farmer, Elida, Ohio, 
R. F. D. 3. Cousins (See No. 669). 

1. Anna Brenneman, b. Dec. 26, 1876. No. 726. 

2. Elisabeth Brenneman, b. Jan. 7, 1879. No. 727. 

3. Ada Brenneman, b. Oct. 28, 1880. Single. Menno- 
nite. 

4. Effie Brenneman, b. May 27, 1883. Single. Menno- 
nite. 

5. Jacob A. Brenneman, b. Sept. 22, 1885. Single. Men- 
nonite. 

6 and 7. Twin daughters Brenneman, b. Sept. 7, 1893, d. 

same date. 
8. Samuel A. Brenneman, b. Feb. 25, 1897. Single. 

Mennonite. 

No. 726. Sixth Generation. 725. 

1) Anna Brenneman, born in Putnam county, Ohio, 
Dec. 26, 1876, and William F. Cotner, born Jan. 2, 1871, 
were married Nov. 28, 1896. Methodist. Farmer and 
school-teacher, Pueblo, Colo. 

1. Sarah Ada Cotner, b. April 6, 1901. 

2. Infant Cotner, b. Nov. 14, 1904. 

No. 727. Sixth Generation. 725. 

2) Elisabeth Brenneman, born in Putnam county, Ohio, 
Jan. 7, 1879, and Charles E. Reus, born Jan. 9, 1884, were 
married April 6, 1904. Methodist. Farmer, Rye, Colo. 

No. 728. Fifth Generation. 718. 

4) George G. Brenneman, born near Elida, Ohio, April 
7, 1854, married Anna H. Ashbaugh, Aug. 19, 1875. Farm- 
er and carpenter, Delphos, Ohio. 

1. Mary Elisabeth Brenneman, b. Sept. 5, 1876. No. 
729. 

2. Clara Brenneman, b. Oct. 13, 1878. Single, Delphos, 
Ohio. 

3. Hulda H. Brenneman, b. Feb. 7, 1881. No. 730. 

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4. Alfred Brenneman, b. Feb. 12, 1884. 

5. Henry G. Brenneman, b. April 17, 1887. 

6. Pearl May Brenneman, b. June 13, 1890. 

7. William E. Brenneman, b. April 27, 1893, d. March 
6, 1895. 

8. Abraham R. Brenneman, b. Nov. 28, 1895. 

9. Merlin O. Brenneman, b. March 22, 1898. 
10. Evert C. Brenneman, b. Nov. 16, 1902. 

No. 729. Sixth Generation. 728. 

1) Mary Elisabeth Brenneman, born near Elida, Ohio, 
Sept. 5, 1876, died Dec. 4, 1896. She married Charles 
Friesner April 21, 1896, in Allen county, Ohio. 

1. Infant, born dead. 

No. 730. Sixth Generation. 728. 

3) Hulda H. Brenneman, born in Allen county, Ohio, 
Feb. 7, 1881, married John F. Huges March 12, 1902. Co- 
mer, Allen Co., Ohio. 

1. Verda Belle Huges, b. Oct. 20, 1903. 

2. Velma May Huges, b. Oct. 7, 1904. 

No. 731. Fifth Generation. 718. 

5) Lewis B. Brenneman, born near Elida, Ohio, July 10, 
1856, and Martha Huber, born Jan. 27, 1860, were mar- 
ried March 25, 1880. Mennonites. Farmer, Elida, Ohio. 

1. Mary E. Brenneman, b. March 20, 1881. 

2. Perry F. Brenneman, b. April 28, 1882. 

3. Cora F. Brenneman, b. Feb. 22, 1885. 

4. Jesse B. Brenneman, b. March 8, 1890. 

5. Sarah S. Brenneman, b. June 15, 1895. 

No. 732. Sixth Generation. 731. 
1) Mary E. Brenneman, born in Perry county, Ohio, 
March 20, 1881, and Simeon B. Stemen, born near Elida, 
Ohio, Nov. 28, 1877, were married March 21, 1899. Men- 
nonites. Farmer, Lajunta, Colo. (See No. 640.) 

1. Una Irene Stemen, b. May 16, 1901. 

2. Lewis Isaac Stemen, b. July 22, 1904. 

No. 733. Fifth Generation. 718. 

6) Caroline E. Brenneman, born near Elida, Ohio, May 
1, 1858, and John B. Diller, born at same place, Dec. 16, 

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1856, were married June 4, 1878. Mennonite. Farmer, 
Elida, Ohio. 

1. Mintie A. Diller, b. June 7, 1879. No. 734. 

2. Ervin O. Diller, b. April 2, 1884. 

3. Samuel O. Diller, b. Dec. 29, 1887. 

No. 734. Sixth Generation. 733. 

1) Mintie A. Diller, born near Elida, Ohio, June 7, 
1879, married Simeon Huber April 2, 1901. Mennonites. 
Farmer, Elida, Ohio. 

1. Alvin Edwin Huber, b. June 15, 1902. 

No. 735. Fifth Generation. 718. 

7) Barbara Brenneman, born near Elida, Ohio, Feb. 24, 
1861, and David A. Evers, born near Edom, Rockingham 
Co., Va., June 17, 1863, were married Oct. 4, 1888. Men- 
nonites. Farmer, Elida, Ohio. 

1. Nora Frances Evers, b. Aug. 21, 1889. 

2. John Daniel Evers, b. Aug. 4, 1891. 

3. Ervin Samuel Evers, b. Jan. 22, 1894. 

4. Charles Oscar Evers, b. Jan. 16, 1897. 

5. Mary Magdalene Evers, b. Jan. 21, 1899. 

No. 736. Fifth Generation. 718. 

8) Lydia F. Brenneman, born near Elida, Ohio, Aug. 16, 
1863, and George Diller, born at same place, March 23, 
1861, were married Nov. 21, 1885. Mennonites. Farmer, 
Lima, Ohio. 

1. Lesta M. Diller, b. Jan. 1, 1887. 

No. 737. Fifth Generation. 718. 

9) Elisabeth M. Brenneman was born near Elida, Ohio, 
Jan. 6, 1865. John D. Good, born March 3, 1863, died 
May 6, 1894. They were married Oct. 7, 1886. Menno- 
nites. Farmer. 

1. David Abraham Good, b. Aug. 6, 1888. 

2. Henry Lee Good, b. Dec. 1, 1890. 

3. John Daniel Good, b. July 28, 1894. 

Elisabeth M., March 24, 1903, married Yost C. Miller, 

who was born in 1855, Farmer. Mennonite 

minister, Lagrange, Ind. 

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No. 738. Fifth Generation. 718. 

10) Nancy C. Brenneman, born near Elida, Ohio, May 
7, 1867, and Andrew Diller, born as above. May 1, 1873, 
were married Oct. 25, 1898. Mennonites. Farmer, Lima, 
Ohio. The foregoing three Diller brothers married three 
Brenneman sisters. 

1. Harvey Andrew Diller, b. Aug. 30, 1899, d. July 25, 
1900. 

2. Esther Ada Diller, b. July 14, 1901. 

3. Florence Edna Diller, b. Oct. 23, 1902. 

No. 739. Fifth Generation. 718. 

11) Abraham J. Brenneman, born near Elida, Ohio, July 
21, 1870, and Nancy C. Showalter, born in Rockingham 
county, Virginia, March 3, 1858, were married Dec. 6, 
1891. Mennonites. Farmer, Elida, Ohio. 

1. Bessie Lenna Brenneman, b. Oct. 20, 1892. 

2. Leona Fay Brenneman, b. Oct. 20, 1893 [ 

3. Viola May Brenneman, b. Oct. 20, 1893 \ ^^"'''^^- ■ 

4. Beulah Ann Brenneman, b. Dec. 14, 1894, d. Aug. 9, 
1895. 

5. Menno Abraham Brenneman, b. May 13, 1896. 

6. Earl John Brenneman, b. March 4, 1900. 

7. Arthur Wilber Brenneman, b. March 27, 1902. 

No. 740. Fourth Generation. 13. 
2) Abraham Brenneman, born near Edom, Rockingham 
Co., Va., June 21, 1823, and Nancy Cable, born July 17, 
1831, were married Oct. 15, 1851. English Lutheran. 
Merchant, books and stationery, 141 W. Wheeling St., 
Lancaster, Ohio. * 

1. Frank P. Brenneman, b. Aug. 9, 1854. No. 741. 

2. Charles Clinton Brenneman, b. Feb. 2, 1858. Dealer 
in real estate, etc., d. single February, 1901. 

No. 741. Fifth Generation. 740. 
1) Frank P. Brenneman, born in Lancaster, Ohio, Aug. 
9, 1854, and Catharine Horch, born Feb. 27, 1867, were 
married June 25, 1903. Lutherans. Merchant, books, etc., 
141 W. Wheeling St., Lancaster, Ohio. 

1. George Abram Brenneman, b. June 15, 1904. 

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No. 742. Fourth Generation. 13. 

3) Barbara Brenneman, born near Edom, Rockingham 
Co., Va., June 17, 1824, died at Bronson, Mich., Feb. 28, 
1904. John Keller, born in Berks county, Pennsylvania, 
Dec. 15, 1825, died in Michigan May 7, 1899. They were 
married in Fairfield county, Ohio, Sept. 23, 1845, and 
moved to Hocking county, Ohio. In 1847 they moved to 
Elida, Allen Co., Ohio, and in 1866 to Branson, Branch 
Co., Mich., where they spent the remainder of their lives. 
In 1855 they united with the Mennonite church. Children 
all born in Ohio except Lydia F., who was born in Mich- 
igan. 

1. Jacob B. Keller, b. Oct. 27, 1846. No. 887. 

2. Abraham Keller, b. Jan. 12, 1850. No. 891. 

3. Mary C. Keller, b. Jan. 29, 1851. No. 892. 

4. Isaac Keller, b. May 24, 1852. No. 895. 

5. Caroline Keller, b. Aug. 21, 1855. No. 896. 

6. George W. Keller, b. Jan. 31, 1858. No. 897. 

7. Sarah A. Keller, b. April 25, 1859. No. 898. 

8. Nancy J. Keller, b. July 7, 1860. No. 899. 

9. Elisabeth Keller, b. Jan. 20, 1862, d. Feb. 17, 1862. 

10. Joseph H. Keller, b. April 23, 1863. No. 900. 

11. Rebecca Keller, b. Jan. 5, 1865. No. 901. 

12. Lydia F. Keller, b. Feb. 9, 1867. No. 902. 

No. 743. Fourth Generation. 13. 

4) Isaac Brenneman, born near Edom, Rockingham Co., 
Va., Sept. 25, 1825. and Mary J. Dean, born in Fairfield 
county, Ohio, March 3, 1833, were married Oct. 28, 1852 
(both living). M. E. Carpenter, Kirksville, Adair Co., 
Mo. Moved from Ohio to Missouri in 1867. 

1. Eliza Alice Brenneman, b. at Lancaster, Ohio, Sept., 
17, 1853. M. E. Single. Kirksville, Mo. 

2. Mary Elisabeth Brenneman, b. at Lancaster, Ohio, 
April 15, 1855, m. M. H. Halladay Nov. 12, 1875, who 
died Oct. 25, 1896. Kirksville, Mo. No children. 

3. Emma A. Brenneman, b. at Lancaster, Ohio, May 20, 
1858. Single. Kirksville, Mo. 

4. George D. Brenneman, b. at Lancaster, Ohio, July 19, 
1860, m. Delia Bookout April 13, 1891. Harness- 
maker, Kirksville, Mo. One child. 

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1. Ruth Helen Brenneman, b. Aug. 23, 1894. 
5. Samuel S. Brenneman, b. at Lancaster, Ohio, Oct. 21. 
1863, m. Ida Kundson April 20, 1892. Traveling man, 
St. Louis, Mo. No children. 

No. 744. Sixth Generation. 405. 

2) Ollie D. Rhodes, born in Rockingham county, Vir- 
ginia, June 5, 1880, married Arthur Rosenberger March 
3, 1903. Christian, Broadway, Rockingham Co., Va. 

No. 745. Sixth Generation. 405. 

3) Jacob L. Rhodes, born' in Rockingham county, Vir- 
ginia, Nov. 19, 1882, married Aggie Hosaflook Dec. 27, 
1903. Clerk in the store of Geil & Wenger at Linville 
Depot, Rockingham county, Virginia. 

1. Earl Rhodes. 

•No. 746. Sixth Generation. 405. 

4) Bertie M. Rhodes, born in Rockingham county, Vir- 
ginia, Oct. 3, 1884, married Harry Hosaflook Sept. 27. 
1903. Christian. Carpenter, Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. Raymond R. Hosaflook. 

No. 747. Sixth Generation. 446. 

1) Abraham Miller, born near Horatio, Darke Co., 
Ohio, Oct. 20, 1875, married M. Ellen Good in 1899. Died 
March 9, 1904. Brethren, Bowbells, N. Dak. 

1. Mabel L. Miller, b. May 15, 1900. 

2. Cora G. Miller, b. June 30, 1901. 

3. Samuel D. Miller, b. Jan. 7, 1904. 

No. 748. Sixth Generation. 446. 

2) Cora Miller, born near Horatio, Darke Co., Ohio, 
Oct. 8, 1877, married Jacob A. Leckrone in 1901. Breth- 
ren, Silver Lake, Ind. No children. 

No. 749. Sixth Generation. 446. 

5. Mahala Kate Miller, born near Mendon, Ohio, March 
26, 1884, married Harry V. Elsea April 19, 1904. Brethren, 
1223 W. 1st St., Anderson, Ind. 

No. 750. Fifth Generation. 526. 

1) Sarah Ann Swank, born in Rockingham county, Vir- 
ginia, March 14, 1855, married Wm. P. Stahl Dec. 21, 

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1881, and died July 15, 1895. Christian, Troy, Miami Co., 
Ohio. 

1. Infant Stahl, b. Dec. 4, 1882, d. in infancy. 

2. Edna May Stahl, b. Dec. 11, 1883. 

3. Iva Elisabeth Stahl, b. Feb. 4, 1888. 

No. 751. Fifth Generation. 526. 

3) William Harvey Swank, born in Rockingham county, 
Virginia, Aug. 3, 1858, married Susanna Kerr Nov. 21, 
1881. Christian. Farmer, Troy, Miami Co., Ohio. 

1. Annie Rachel Swank, b. Aug. 8, 1882. Christian 
and teacher. 

2. William Melvin Swank, b. Dec. 25, 1887. 

No. 752. Fifth Generation. 526. 

5) Hannah Frances Swank, born in Rockingham county, 
Virginia, June 17, 1861, married Frank M. Swisher June 
14, 1893.^ Christians, Troy, Ohio. 

No. 753. Fifth Generation. 526. 

6) Noah David Swank, born in Rockingham county, 
Virginia, May 7, 1863, married Laura L. Earnest Sept. 25, 
1889. Christian. Farmer and horse dealer, R. F. D. 11, 
Winchester, Ind. 

1. Hazel E. Swank, b. May 20, 1891. 

2. Frederick William Swank, b. Aug. 23, 1896. 

3. Minnie I. Swank, b. Sept. 3, 1900. 

No. 754. Fifth Generation. 526. 

7) John Ralston Swank, born in Rockingham county, 
Virginia, April 14, 1865, married Eliza J. Brown Dec. 23, 

1886. Christian. Farmer, Tippecanoe City, Ohio. 

1. Bessie May Swank, b. Nov. 7, 1887. 

2. Charles Edgar Swank, b. Feb. 27, 1890. 

3. Edith Swank, b. April 15, 1893. 

4. Earl Stephen Swank, b. June 25, 1899. 

No. 755. Fifth Generation. 526. 

9) Minnie Jane Swank, born in Rockingham county, 
Virginia, Dec. 10, 1869, married Jacob Smith April 12, 

1887. St. John Evangelical, Troy, Ohio. 

1. Waldorf Smith, b. Sept. 4, 1894. 

2. Frank Ralston Smith, b. June 14, 1897. 

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No. 756. Fifth Generation. 526. 

10) Louisa Verna Swank, who was born in Rockingham 
county, Virginia, Jan. 23, 1872, .and died March 27, 1903, 
married Charles P. Mauck, of Virginia, Feb. 23, 1893. 
Presbyterians, Mt. Clinton, Va. 

1. Glen Wilson Mauck, b. Nov. 14, 1893. 

2. Ada Pearl Mauck, b. Nov. 19, 1895. 

3. Joseph Ralston Mauck, b. July 12, 1902. 

No. 757. Fourth Generation. 604. 
9) Susan Beery, born near Elida, Allen Co., Ohio, March 
20, 1856, married Menno Good September, 1878. New 
Mennonites. Farmer, R. F. D. 5, Bronson, Branch Co., 
Mich. 

1. Orrin M. Good, b. Aug. 14, 1879. No. 758. 

2. Bernice E. Good, b. Aug. 18, 1883. Teacher. No. 
759. 

3. Laura L, Good, b. September, 1889. 

No. 758. Fifth Generation. 757. 

1) Orrin M. Good, born Aug. 14, 1879, and Lydia Krei- 
der, born June 20, 1882, were married Feb. 15, 1903. New 
Mennonites. Teacher. 

1. Ruth Good, b. Dec. 24, 1903. 

No. 759. Fifth Generation. 757. 

2) Bernice E. Good, born Aug. 18, 1883, teacher, and 
Wm. Smith, born 1880, were married Aug. 13, 1900. New 
Mennonites. 

No. 760. Fifth Generation. 612. 
2) Benoni Stemen, born March 22, 1850, and Emma B. 
Babcock, born Feb. 3, 1857, were married Oct. 3, 1872. M. 
E. Veterinary surgeon. Fort Jennings, Putnam Co., Ohio. 

1. William H. Stemen, b. May 8, 1874. No. 761. 

2. Amos B. Stemen, b. Nov. 13, 1877, d. Oct. 15, 1878. 

3. Pearl E. Stemen, b. May 21, 1879, d. July 14, 1879. 

4. Bertha Stemen, b. Dec. 15. 1880. No. 762. 

5. Jessie Stemen, b. April 21, 1884. Single, Fort Jen- 
nings. 

6. Florence Stemen, b. Dec. 29, 1887. Single. 

7. Elpha Violet Stemen, b. Oct. 31, 1892. Single. 

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No. 761. Sixth Generation. 760. 

1) William H. Stemen, born May 8, 1874, married 
Rhoda DeCamp March 8, 1896. Farmer. Middlepoint. 
Van Wert Co., Ohio. 

No. 762. Sixth Generation. 760. 

4) Bertha Stemen, born Dec. 15, 1880, married Mordica 
Walls Oct. 11, 1899. Farmer, Rushmore, Putnam Co., 
Ohio. 

1. Gilbert C. Walls, b. Nov. 3, 1903. 

No. 763. Fifth Generation. 616. 

2) Leah Stemen, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, April 
8, 1859, married William E. Stemen April 8, 1892. M. E. 
Farmer and carpenter, Van Wert, Ohio. All Siemens 
are related. 

1. Lucy Frances Stemen, b. July 13, 1893. 

2. Flora Etta Stemen, b. Oct. 4, 1895. 

3. Walter Clark Stemen. b. Feb. 7, 1897. 

4. Earnest Newell Stemen, b. Aug. 22, 1898. 

5. Inez Pearl Stemen, b. March 7, 1900, d. March 17, 
1900. 

6. William Rowland Stemen, b. July 26, 1901. 

7. Ira Russell Stemen, b. Jan. 13, 1904. 

No. 764. Fifth Generation. 616. 

3) Martin Stemen, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, Nov. 
17, 1861, married Sarah E. Nicodemus Nov. 29, 1894. 
No children. Mennonites. Farmer, Pickerington, Fair- 
field Co., Ohio. 

No. 765. Fifth Generation. 616. 

4) Andrew Stemen, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, May 
24, 1864, married Laura E. Morton Feb. 8, 1887. U. E. 
Farmer, Pickerington, Fairfield Co., Ohio. 

1. Lester Mahlon Stemen, b. July 6, 1891. 

2. Harry Morton Stemen, b. June 18, 1899. 

No. 766. Fifth Generation. 616. 

5) Catharine Stemen, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
Sept. 5, 1868, married Sampson Stemen March 12, 1891. 
— Related. Mennonites. Farmer, Elida, Allen Co., Ohio. 

1. Roy Stemen. b. June 19, 1892. 

2. Edith Stemen, b. Jan. 16, 1897. 

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No. 767. Fifth Generation. 616. 

6) Benoni Stemen, Jr., born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
Nov. 17, 1872. married Cora B. Ford July 15, 1900. U. 
B. Farmer, Pickerington, Ohio. 

1. Dorcas Catharine Stemen, born Oct. 5, 1901. 

No. 768. Fifth Generation. 616. 

7) Rachel Stemen, born in Fairtield county, Ohio, Sept. 
18, 1876, married Fred C. Wingier Feb. 13, 1900. Men- 
nonites. Farmer, Pickerington, Ohio. 

1. Benoni Wingier, b. Nov. 21, 1900. 

2. John Wingier, b. Nov. 1, 1902. 

3. Noah C. Wingier, b. March 4, 1904. 

No. 769. Fifth Generation. 627. 

4) Mary B. Friesner, born Oct. 14, 1874, and Franklin 
Blosser, born Dec. 23, 1866, were married Dec. 20, 1891. 

1. Raymond Blosser, b. Nov. 27, 1892. 

2. Naah Blosser, b. Feb. 15, 1896. 

No. 770. Fifth Generation. 627. 
7) John F. Friesner, born Aug. 14, 1880, and Sarah E. 
Eash, born Dec. 2, 1880, were married Dec. 7, 1898. 

1. Mabel Friesner, b. Nov. 23, 1899. 

2. Leo Vern Friesner. b. April 17, 1901. 

3. Arlo Friesner, b. Jan. 10, 1903. 

4. Irene Friesner, b. Oct. 30, 1904. 

No. 771. Fifth Generation. 628. 

1) Lillian Grace Beery, born Dec. 29, 1871, married 
Frank Johnston March, 1902. 

1. Glen Johnston, b. February, 1903. 

No. 772. Fifth Generation. 628. 

2) Martha Beery, born April 28, 1874, married Clarence 
H. Nusbaum April 28, 1895. 

1. George W. Nusbaum, b. July 26, 1896. 

2. Alnetta Nusbaum, b. May 1, 1897. 

3. Amos Nusbaum, b. October, 1898. 

4. Edgar Nusbaum, b. April, 1900, d. Oct. 1900. 

5. Roy Nusbaum, b. May. 1903. 

No. 773. Sixth Generation. 665. 
1) Samantha A. Shenk, born March 13, 1871, and Ed- 

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ward C. Warden, born Sept. 2, 1867, were married March 
6, 1891. M. E. Operator, Dupont, Ohio. 

No. 774. Sixth Generation. 665. 

2) George B. Shenk, born Dec. 22, 1872, and Ivy Camp- 
bell, born Dec. 22, 1876, were married Dec. 22, 1896. U. 
B. Farmer, Danville, Ohio. 

1. Russell N. Shenk, b. Jan. 16, 1898. 

2. Ellen D. Shenk, b. April 4, 1900. 

3. Ralph B. Shenk, b. June 30, 1902. 

No. 775. Sixth Generation. 665. 

3) Catharine Shenk, born Nov. 27, 1874, and L. C. Rey- 
nolds, born April 9, 1875, were married July 19, 1896. 
Farmer, Continental, Ohio. 

1. George O. Reynolds, b. Sept. 5, 1897, 

2. Goldie M. Reynolds, b. Feb. 7, 1899. 

3. Frederick L. Reynolds, b. Aug. 13, 1901. 

4. Albert N. Reynolds, b. April 4, 1904. 

No. 776. Sixth Generation. 665. 

5) Alary M. Shenk, born Dec. 6, 1876, and Clyde Ritchie, 
born Feb. 12, 1878, were married June 25, 1898. Evan- 
gelical. Farmer and teacher, Scott, Van Wert Co., Ohio. 

1. Evaline B. Ritchie, b. May 11, 1899. 

No. 777. Sixth Generation. 668. 

1) Geneta Brenneman, born Sept. 2, 1871, and Samuel 
Clevenger, born April 23, 1870, were married Oct. 8, 1892. 
Farmer, Oakwood, Paulding Co., Ohio. 

1. Reuben A. Clevenger, b July 15, 1893. 

2. Belle E. Clevenger, b. April 14, 1895. 

3. Clarence H. Clevenger, b. April 7, 1897. 

4. Sylvester A. Clevenger, b. April 19, 1899. 

5. Albert Clevenger, b. Oct. 28, 1901. 

6. Alvin Clevenger, b. Feb. 25, 1904. 

No. 778. Sixth Generation. 668. 

2) Ida M. Brenneman, born Nov. 5, 1872, and George 
W. Moore, born April 1, 1869, were married Aug. 29, 
1891. U. B. Farmer, Rushmore, Putnam Co., Ohio. 

1. Flossie Moore, b. March 20, 1893, d. March 23, 1893. 

2. Beulah Moore, b. March 8, 1895. 

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3. Infant Moore, b. Feb. 2, 1897, d. 

4. Ida Moore, b. March 8, 1898, d. March 9, 1898. 

No. 779. Sixth Generation. 668. 

6) Maggie Brenneman, born Jan. 31, 1880, and George 
W. Basinger, born July 20, 1883, were married Nov. 15, 
1902. 

No. 780. Fourth Generation. 471. 

1) Catharine Beery was born near Singers Glen, Rock- 
ingham Co., Va., Nov. 25, 1820. Still living. Jewett Mes- 
sick, born in Virginia, 1807, died Feb. 2, 1885. They were 
married April 3, 1846. Brethren. Shakespeare, Kosci- 
usko Co., Ind. Children all born in Rockingham county, 
Virginia. 

1. Fannie R. Messick, b. Jan. 7, 1847, d. in 1864. 

2. Delilah G. Messick, b. May 29, 1848. No. 781. 

3. Hannah D. Messick, b. June 16, 1849. No. 782. 

4. Isaac N. Messick, b. Oct. 26, 1850. No. 783. 

5. Ellen V. Messick, b. March 9, 1852. M. E., d. single 
Aug. 25, 1889. Seamstress. 

6. Hettie C. Messick, b. Sept. 2, "^ Died within a space 
1853, d. July 30, 1860. ! of ninety minutes, 

7. Barbara J. Messick, b. July | buried in same cof- 
30, ,1855, d. July 30, 1860. J fin. 

8. James H. Messick, b. Aug. 12, 1857, d. April 20, 
1887. Left two children, Maggie and David. 

9. Noah.C. Messick, b. Nov. 4, 1858. Single, brick 
mason. 

10. William H. J. Messick, b. April 3, 1862. Single, la- 
borer. 

No. 781. Fifth Generation. 780. 

2) Delilah G. Messick, born in Virginia May 29, 1848, 
teacher until the age of thirty; married Oliver F. Myers 
in 1878. Traveling man. Presbyterians. Goshen, Ind. 

1. Vida Myers, b. July 29, 1880. Presbyterian, teacher. 

2. Clyde Myers, b. Nov. 6, 1882. Presbyterian, at col- 
lege. 

3. Walter J. Myers, b. May 2, 1884. At college one 
year and died of typhoid fever. 

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No. 782. Fi'fth Generation. 780. 

3) Hannah D. Messick, born in Virginia, June 16, 1849, 
married John Sparklin April, 1871. M. E. Died April 16, 
1904. Elkhart, Ind. 

1. Harriet Sparklin, b. June 18, 1873. M. E. Teacher, 
single. 

2. Mary Sparklin, b. Dec. 7, 1879. M. E. Bookkeeper, 
single. 

3. Roy Sparklin, b. April 11, 1883. M. E. Machinist, 
single. 

No. 783. Fifth Generation. 780. 

4) Isaac N. Messick, born in Virginia, Oct. 26, 1850, 
married Amanda Cripe Nov. 6, 1904. No church. Clerk, 
Milford, Ind. 

No. 784. Fourth Generation. 471. 

2) Samuel Beery who was born near Singers Glen, 
Rockingham Co., Va., and died in Chicago, 111., a few 
years ago, married Dorcas Dougherty who is also dead. 
Their six children live in Chicago, 111., 540 W. 42nd St., 
but it seemed impossible to get their report. 

No. 785. Fourth Generation. 471. 

4) Lydia Beery, born near Singers Glen, Rocking- 
ham Co., Va., Jan. 1, 1825, and Robert S. Gaines, who was 
born same place, Nov. 15, 1813, and died June 19, 1903, 
were married Nov. 16, 1873, by Eld. Ben Miller, of Green- 
mount, Va. Baptists. Singers Glen, Va., where she still 
resides in her eightieth year. No children. 

No. 786. Fourth Generation. 471. 

5) John Beery (twin to Lydia as above), born near 
Singers Glen, Va., Jan. 1, 1825, and Sarah Funk, born Oct. 
22, 1824, were married May 10, 1855. Evangelical Luther- 
an. Shoemaker, Singers Glen, Va. 

1. William Beery, b. Aug. 19, 1856, d. Jan. 7, 1863. 

2. Luther Beery, b. Oct. 14, 1857, d. Feb. 10, 1860. 

3. Laura Beery, b. Aug. 1, 1859, d. Jan. 19, 1863. 

4. Lydia Beery, b. April 15, 1861, d. Jan. 21, 1863. 

5. S. P. Beery, b. Nov. 28, 1864, m. Celia M. Curry 
July 6, 1890. Teacher, Broadway, Va. 

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No. 787. Fourth Generation. 471. 

7) Margaret Beery, who was born near Singers Glen, 
Va., died some years ago. She married John Swank, who 
is also dead. Had six children; failed to report. 

No. 788. Fourth Generation. 471. 

8) Peter Beery, born near Singers Glen, Va., March 11, 
1830, died Jan. 19, 1896. Mary C. Swank was born same 
place June 28, 1839. They were married Dec. 23, 1858; 
came to Ohio in 1862. Christians. Farmer, former ad- 
dress, Salem, Ohio. Mr. Beery was a robust, hard-work- 
ing man, but in 1896 heart trouble and paralysis cut him 
down. Mrs. Beery is still living with her daughter, Annie 
E. Thomas, R. F. D. No. 6, Brookville, Montgomery Co., 
Ohio. 

1. Margaret J. Beery, b. Nov. 22, 1859. No. 837. 

2. Daniel H. Beery, b. March 5, 1862. No. 838. 

3. Annie E. Beery, b. March 12, 1864. No. 839. 

4. Laura A. Beery, b. May 20, 1866. No. 840. 

5. Charles W. Beery, b. March 1, 1868, d. Oct. 24, 1869. 

6. Susannah J. Beery, b. March 4, 1870. No. 841. 

7. Emma B. Beery, b. Oct. 21, 1873, d. Dec. 24, 1878. 

8. David F. Beery, b. Jan. 3, 1876. No. 842. 

9. William Beery, b. July 7, 1879. No. 843. 

No. 789. Fourth Generation. 471. 

9) Christian C. Beery, born near Singers Glen, Va., 
Aug. 8, 1831, and Magdalena Beery, born near Bremen, 
Fairfield Co., Ohio, Dec. 4, 1832, were married in Ohio 
Aug. 30, 1855. She died Oct. 11, 1894, and was a first 
cousin to her husband. (See No. 865.) Mr. Beery was a 
minister in the Mennonite church from 1870 to the date of 
his death. He died suddenly of apoplexy near Caledonia, 
Kent Co., Mich., June 29, 1900. Farmer, Caledonia, Mich. 

1. John W. Beery, b. July 15, 1856. No. 790. 

2. Abraham H. Beery, b. March 25, 1858. No. 791. 

3. Mary C. Beery, b. March 23, 1861. No. 792. 

4. Susan Beery, b. Feb. 20. 1863, d. in infancy. 

5. Lydia Beery, b. July 13, 1864. No. 793. 

6. Matilda Beery, b. Nov. 24, 1866, d. in infancy. 

7. Henry B. Beery, b. Sept. 3, 1868. Clerk, Muskegon, 
Mich. 

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8. Malinda M. Beery, b. Jan. 24, 1871. No. 794. 

9. Lewis G. Beery, b. Jan. 25, 1875, d. in infancy 

No. 790. Fifth Generation. 789. 

1) John W. Beery, born in Ohio July 15, 1856, married 
Clara Gunsaiilis Oct. 25, 1883. Mennonites. Concrete 
builder, Wadsworth, Medina Co., Ohio. 

1. Raymond W. Beery, b. July 1, 1886, d. July 1, 1888. 

2. Stanley C. Beery, b. March 7, 1890. Mennonite. 

3. Sophia M. Beery, b. Dec. 14, 1892. Mennonite. 

No. 791. Fifth Generation. 789. 

2) Abraham H. Beery, born in Ohio March 25, 1858, 
married Fannie L. Lehman Dec. 30, 1886. Farmer, Cale- 
donia, Kent Co., Mich. 

1. Floyd A. Beery, b. July 25, 1889, d. Dec. 25, 1898. 

No. 792. Fifth Generation. 789. 

3) Mary C. Beery, born March 23, 1861, married Orlando 
Swainhart Oct. 27, 1881. He died Sept. 20, 1902. Bap- 
tists. Farmer, West Salem, Wayne Co., Ohio. 

1. Bert B. Swainhart, b. Feb. 7, 1883. Farmer. 

2. Christian C. Swainhart, b. Nov. 27, 1884, m. Minnie 
Sechrist Feb. 5, 1905. Farmer, West Salem, Ohio. 

No. 793. Fifth Generation. 789. 
5) Lydia Beery, born July 13, 1864, married Abraham 
Leatherman June 27, 1888. Carpenter, Muskegon, Mich. 

1. Orr Leatherman, b. July 31, 1892. 

2. Dottie Leatherman, b. Feb. 6, 1894. 

No. 794. Fifth Generation. 789. 

8) Malinda M. Beery, who was born Jan. 24, 1871 and 
died March 18, 1905, married John Nogle July 3, 1889, who 
died July, 1905. Mason, Dighton, Osceola Co., Mich. 

1. Harold Nogle, b. Aug. 10, 1892, d. Feb. 11, 1893. 

2. Hazel A. Nogle, b. Oct. 9, 1894. 

3. Leonard L. Nogle, b. Nov. 10, 1895. 

4. Henry B. Nogle, b. Nov. 28, 1896, d. Dec. 12, 1896. 

5. Horace L. Nogle, b. Dec. 27, 1897, d. Feb. 9, 1898. 

6. Ruby A. Nogle, b. March 2, 1899. 

7. Dennis A. Nogle, b. May 25, 1901. 

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8. Theodore C. Nogle, b. Dec. 17, 1903. 

9. Fannie B. Nogle, b. Jan. 26, 1905. 

No. 795. Fourth Generation. 471. 

10) Noah Beery, who was born near Singers Glen, Va., 
and died in Kansas Feb. 16, 1898, married Eliza Swank 
(living in Kansas). U. B. Mr. Beery was auctioneer. 
Had two daughters — not reported. 

No. 796. Fourth Generation. 471. 

13) Susannah Beery, who was born near Singers Glen, 
Va.. July 31, 1839, and died at Union, Montgomery Co., 
Ohio, Oct. 28, 1904, married David M. Flick Feb. 1, 1872. 
U. B. Farmer, Box 11 , Union, Montgomery Co., Ohio. 

1. Gertie Flick, b. March 10, 1881. Single, at home, 
keeping house for her father. 

No. 797. Fourth Generation. 471. 

14) Elisabeth Beery, born near Singers Glen, Va., April 
14, 1841, living at Huntingdon, Oregon, married Michael 
C. Flick, Jan. 9, 1869, died Feb. 4, 1899. Christian Scien- 
tists. 

1. John W. Flick, b. Dec. 8, 1869. No. 797i^.. 

2. Benjamin F. Flick, b. Jan. 28, 1871, d. April 13, 1893. 

3. Lydia S. M. Flick, b. March 6, 1872, d. July 31, 1873. 

4. Davie Flick, b. Aug. 5, 1873, d. Aug. 12, 1873. 

5. Junius E. M. Flick, b. Aug. 20, 1874, d. July 8, 1879. 

No. 797^. Fifth Generation. 797. 
1) John W. Flick, born Dec. 8, 1869, married Mary J. 
Lane Aug. 15, 1892. No church. Ranchman, Huntington, 
Baker Co., Oregon. 

1. Mahala E. Flick, b. June 15, 1893. 

2. Ella May Flick, b. Feb. 18, 1897. 

3. Laura D. Flick, b. April 26, 1904. 

No. 798. Fourth Generation. 510. 

1) Anna Beery, born in Rockingham county, Virginia, 
Feb. 2, 1828, and William Her, born July 15, 1827, were 
married May 15, 1847. He was killed in the Civil War 
May 8, 1862. Mrs. Anna Her is living with her son-in-law, 
Nathaniel Hartsock, at Convoy, Van Wert Co., Ohio. 
She has been blind for over forty years. U. B. church. 

1. Barbara E. Her, b. Feb. 16, 1850. No. 799. 

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2. Samuel H. Her, b. Jan. 30, 1851. No. 800. 

3. Anna M. Her, b. June 1, 1853, d. Oct. 25, 1854. 

4. Joseph J. Her, b. March 11, 1856. No. 804. 

5. John W. Her, b. Aug. 2, 1858, d. Jan. 12, 1859. 

6. Mary C. Her, b. March 13, 1860, d. Oct. 25, 1862. 

No. 799. Fifth Generation. 798. 

1) Barbara E. Her, born Feb. 16, 1850, and Nathaniel 
Hartsock, born March 3, 1856, were married March 24, 
1877. Christian. Farmer, R. F. D. 4, Convoy, Van Wert 
Co., Ohio. 

y Banner L. Hartsock, b. Nov. 25, 1882. Christian. 

2. Remus N. Hartsock, b. Jan. 14, 1885. Christian. 

3. Emma J. Hartsock, b. Sept. 6, 1887. Christian. 

4. Stella Hartsock, b. Oct. 17, 1892. 

No. 800. Fifth Generation. 798. 

2) Samuel H. Her, born June 30, 1851, and Emma Black, 
born Aug. 30, 1854, were married Jan. 4, 1872.- Christian, 
Van Wert, Ohio. 

1. Minnie Her, b. Oct. 10, 1872. No. 801. 

2. Lillie Her, b. Dec. 18, 1874. No. 802. 

3. Dellie Her, b. Jan. 26, 1877. No. 803. 

4. Joseph N. Her, b. Aug. 3, 1879, m. Dollie Baley Nov. 
29, 1903. Clerk, Van Wert, Ohio. 

5. Noah W. Her, b. July 14, 1882. Farmer. 

6. William J. Her, b. Jan. 9, 1885, m. Dollie Tumbleson 
Sept. 6, 1903. Christian, Boiler Works, Van Wert, 
Ohio. 

7. John B. Her, b. July 10, 1888. Farmer. 

8. Samuel H. Her, Jr., b. April 22, 1893. Student. 

No. 801. Sixth Generation. 800. 

1) Minnie Her, born Oct. 10, 1872, married Mr. Kreach- 
baum May 11, 1893. Christian. Farmer, Van Wert, Ohio. 

1. Hazel Kreachbaum, b. Oct. 29, 1895. 

2. Arthur Kreachbaum, b. Oct. 5, 1899, d. Oct. 5, 1900. 

3. Catharine Kreachbaum, b. Jan. 16, 1904. 

No. 802. Sixth Generation. 800. 

2) Lillie Her, born Dec. 18, 1874, married Mr. Everetts 
Dec. 24, 1897. Christians, Van Wert, Ohio. 

1. Mabelle Everetts, b. Sept. 4, 1898. 

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No. 803. Sixth Generation. 800. 

3) Dellie Her, born Jan. 26, 1877, married Mr. Tracy- 
Dec. 24, 1897 (double wedding, see 802). Christian, Bar- 
ber, Van Wert, Ohio. 

1. Maria Tracy, b. May 18, 1898. 

2. Pauline Tracy, b. Feb. 23, 1901. 

No. 804. Fifth Generation. 798. 

4) Joseph J. Her, born March 11, 1856, married Miss 
L. E. Springer Nov. 29, 1885. 

1. Florence Her, b. Feb. 27, 1886. 

2. Charles Her, b. Feb. 18, 1887. 

3. Rancy Her, b. Feb. 16, 1888. 

4. Chester Her, b. March 28, 1889. 

No. 805. Fourth Generation. 510. 

2) Millie Beery, born in Rockingham county, Virginia, 
Oct. 3, 1829, married John Spitler Oct. 3, 1847, who died 
in 1887. Church of Christ. Millie is living with her son, 
B. F. Spitler, on the farm. Charleston, Clark Co., HI. 

1. Infant, b. , d. . 

2. Mary E. Spitler, b. March 17, 1850. d. Aug. 19, 1854. 

3. Ida E. Spitler, b. July 26, 1851. No. 806. 

4. William A. Spitler, b. Oct. 9, 1853, d. Sept. 11, 1854. 

5. Alva B. Spitler, b. May 26, 1855. No. 807. 

6. Frederick L. Spitler, b. Dec. 25, 1858. No. 808. 

7. Benjamin Franklin Spitler, b. Feb. 8, 1863, m. Feb. 
20, 1884. No children. Christians. Farmer, Charles- 
ton, 111. 

No. 806. Fifth Generation. 805. 

3) Ida E. Spitler, born June 26, 1851, married Arch. 
Smith March 15, 1867. No address, perhaps Charleston, 
111. Had seven children, all dead except one. 

1. Alva C. Smith, b. Feb. 20, 1874. No church. Painter. 

No. 807. Fifth Generation. 805. 

5) Alva B. Spitler, born May 26, 1855, married Rosa 
Gilbert Jan. 20, 1884. Mr. Spitler died Dec. 24, 1895. 
Farmer. Three children dead. 

1. Jennie Spitler, b. April 11, 1892. 

2. W. H. Spitler, b. July 6, 1895. 

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No. 808. Fifth Generation. 805. * 

6) Frederick L. Spitler, who was born Dec. 26, 1858, 
and died Jan. 20, 1891, married Judah C, Martin Dec. 7, 
1879. Church of Christ. Farmer. 

1. Infant Spitler, b. , d. . 

2. George M. Spitler, b. Aug. 18, 1882. 

3. Maude Spitler, b. March 8, 1889. Living with her 
widowed mother. No address. 

No. 809. Fourth Generation. 510. 

4) Catharine Beery, born Sept. 3, 1833 (still living, 1905), 
married Richard T. Berkley Sept. 27, 1857. Died as a sol- 
dier in the Civil War. U. B., Westfield, Clark Co., 111. 

1. Eliza Jane Berkley, b. July 28, 1858, m. Mr. Wilcox, 
Hardin, Mo. 

2. Missouri Ellen Berkley, b. Dec. 12, 1860, m. Mr. 
Griffin, Waverly, Kans. 

*Mrs. Catharine Berkley married Wm. H. Dodds 
July 15, 1862. 

3. William L. Dodds, b. July 19, 1863. Casey, 111. 

4. Charles S. Dodds, b. Nov. 6, 1865. Charleston, 111. 

5. Clara May Dodds, b. Jan. 11, 1868, m. Mr. First, a 
banker, Shelton, 111. 

6. Robert Elmer Dodds, b. May 27, 1870. Barber, West- 
field, 111. 

7. Dora H. Dodds, b. Feb. 16, 1873, d. Dec. 2, 1874. 

*Has seventeen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren 
not reported. 

No. 810. Fourth Generation. 510. 

8) John Beery married Miss Wilson Jan. 10, 1867. They 
lived at Jacksonville, Florida; later, Greencove Springs, 
Florida; still later, Webster, Florida. 

1. John Beery, b. , killed by a horse in 1904. 

2. Daughter Beery, b. , m., but dead. 

3. Honora Beery, b. , married railroad man, Jack- 
sonville, Fla. 

4. Samuel Beery, b. , age 27. Bachelor. 

5. Sallie Beery, b. , age 23. Milliner, Jacksonville, 

Fla. 

6. Thomas Beery, b. , age 16. 

7. E. M. Beery, b. , age 14. 

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No. 811. Fourth Generation. 510. 

14) Samuel H. Beery, born Jan. 20, 1854, married Eva 
E. Caldwell, of Richmondale, Ohio, Sept. 1, 1886. No 
children. M. E., Richmondale, Ross Co., Ohio. Mr. 
Beery took a scientific business and surveying course at 
the university at Lebanon, Ohio, completing his studies 
in 1882, after which he taught school for eight years, but 
at present is farming near the above address. 

No. 812. Fourth Generation. 541. 

1) Elisabeth A. Beery, who was born near Logan, 
Hocking Co., Ohio, July 10, 1832, and died March 23, 
1856, married John H. Hufiford Jan. 9, 1853. Failed to re- 
port after continued calls. 

No. 813. Fourth Generation. 541. 

2) Sarah Beery, who was born near Logan, Hocking 
Co., Ohio, Feb. 8, 1834, and died Aug. 28, 1868, married 
Aaron Mericle Aug. 23, 1855. Failed to report. 

No. 814. Fourth Generation. 541. 

3) Henry S. Beery, born near Logan, Hocking Co., 
Ohio, March 13, 1836, married Mary A. Terristo. Cam- 
eron, Mo. Failed to report. 

1. Maria Beery. 

2. Biron Beery. 

3. Charles Beery. 

4. Blanche Beery. 

No. 815. Fourth Generation. 541. 

4) Barbara Beery, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, May, 
1838 (still living), and George Mericle, who was born 
March 15, 1833, and died May 21, 1900, were married Sept. 
23, 1855. U. B. Grover Hill, Paulding Co., Ohio. Mr. 
and Mrs. Mericle in early life moved into the unbroken 
forest of Van Wert county, Ohio, and endured many pio- 
neer privations. During the Civil War, in 1865, he en- 
listed in the U. S. army. In 1899 they moved to Grover 
Hill, Paulding Co., Ohio, where the widow still_ resides. 
Husband and wife in early life united with the U. B. 
church and lived consistent lives. Mr. Mericle's death oc- 
curred as above from internal injuries received when 

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handling a vicious cow. — (Mary C. Mericle, Grover Hill, 
Ohio.) 

1. Margaret Mericle, b. in Fairfield county, Ohio, Jan. 
4, 1857. No. 960. 

2. Isaiah Mericle, b. in Hocking county, Ohio, Dec. 13, 
1858. No. 964. 

3. Sarah C. Mericle, b. in Van Wert county, Ohio, July 
1, 1861. No. 967. 

4. Noah B. IMericle, b. in Van Wert county, Feb. 4, 
1867. No. 970. 

5. Minerva Mericle, b. in Van Wert county, Ohio, Dec. 
15, 1870. No. 971. 

No. 816. Fourth Generation. 541. 

5) Mary E. Beery, w^ho was born near Logan, Hocking 
Co., Ohio, Feb. 24, 1840, and uied April 18, 1871, married 
George W. Frazier Sept. 8, 1859, who died April 13, 1871. 
M. E. Farmer, Logan, Ohio. 

1. Margaret E. Frazier, b. June 29, 1860. No. 817. 

2. Mary A. Frazier, b. Sept. 17, 1862. No. 818. 

3. Almeda Frazier, b. Feb. 4, 1865. No. 819. 

4. Malinda Frazier, b. Nov. 14, 1866, d. May 29, 1867. 

5. Emerson F. Frazier, b. March 30, 1868, d. Jan. 22, 
1869. 

No. 817. Fifth Generation. 815. 

1) Margaret E. Frazier, born June 29, 1860, married J. 
H. Bright Jan. 1, 1879, died Sept. 11, 1888. U. B. 

1. Ethel L. E. Bright, b. Dec. 8, 1880. 

2. Mary N. L. Bright, b. Sept. 25, 1883. 

No. 818. Fifth Generation. 815. 

2) Mary A. Frazier, born Sept. 17, 1862, married Wil- 
liam Risley March, 1881, died July 17, 1898. M. E. 

1. Bertha A. Risley, b. , m. ]Mr. Montgomery and 

had a daughter, Mary K. 

No. 819. Fifth Generation. 815. 

3) Almeda Frazier, born Feb. 4, 1865, married S. L. 
Swick Sept. 3, 1885. M. E. Logan, Hocking county, 
Ohio. Almeda Swick, the subject of this sketch, took 
care of her aged grandfather, Peter V. Beery, during the 
last four years of his helpless life, he being blind and hav- 
ing an unbalanced mind. For two years he had to be 

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fed with a spoon from the hands of Mrs, Swick, who so 
tenderly cared for her aged grandfather. It is to be 
hoped that all who read this may learn a lesson in the 
treatment and care of aged parents and ancestors. — J. H. 
W. 

1. Ray H. Swick, b. April 22, 1887. 

2. Minnie B. Swick, b. May 30, 1888. 

3. Bertha M. Swick, b. May 16, 1890. 

4. George W. Swick, b. July 12, 1892. 

5. Jesse E. Swick, b. Sept. 12, 1896. 

6. Hazel L. Swick, b. Jan. 10, 1903-. 

No. 820. Fourth Generation. 541. 

9) Noah W. Beery, who was born near Logan, Hocking 
county, Ohio, Nov. 3, 1851, and died Nov. 15, 1873, mar- 
ried Laura Elder. 

No. 821. Fifth Generation. 613. 

2) Catharine Stemen, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
Oct. 25, 1846, married Jacob Strohm, Oct. 13, 1870. M. E., 
Pickerington, Fairfield Co., Ohio. 

1. John H. Strohm, b. July, 1871. No. 822. 

2. Frank F. Strohm, b. March 12, 1879. No. 823. 

3. Myrtie B. Strohm, b. Oct. 30, 1882. U. B. 

No. 822. Sixth Generation. 821. 

1) John H. Strohm, born July, 1871, married Myrtle B. 
Wagner, Dec. 23, 1897. 

1. Janetta Maria Strohm, b. Nov. 21, 1898. 

2. Garland A. Strohm, b. April 10, 1904. 

No. 823. Sixth Generation. 821. 

2) Frank S. Strohm, born March 12, 1879, married Effie 
May Epley, Nov. 6, 1901. 

1. Forest Fisher Strohm, b. Aug. 16, 1903. 

No. 824. Fifth Generation. 613. 
2) Nancy Stemen was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
Dec. 8, 1848, and married Henry Funk, April 18, 1867. 
German Reformed. Hicksville, Defiance Co., Ohio. 

1. David W. Funk, b. March 16, 1868. No. 825. 

2. Ella Funk, b. Jan. 23, 1870, m. E. L. McLoughlin, 
July 4, 1890, d. Aug. 9, 1890. 

3. Martha Funk, b. Dec. 9, 1871. No. 826. 

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4. Jacob Funk, b. Nov. 29, 1873. No. 827. 

5. John H. Funk, b. Jan. 13, 1876, d. Nov. 16, 1877. 

6. Nicholas Funk, b. Sept. 30, 1877. No. 828. 

7. Laura B. Funk. b. Sept. 16, 1879, m. Elmer A. Brat- 
tian, July 27, 1902. M. E. 

8. Lydia M. Funk, b. July 14, 1881, d. July 22, 1882. 

9. Samuel G. Funk, b. Sept. 27, 1883. Single. 

10. Frank B. Funk, b. Jan. 24, 1887, d. Sept. 19, 1894. 

11. James H. Funk, b. May 31, 1889. Single. 

No. 825. Sixth Generation. 824. 

1) David W. Funk, born March 16, 1868, married Carrie 
Flemmengs, May 9, 1901. 

1. Calvin Ray Funk, b. March 30, 1902, d. ^ 
April 18, 1902. I . 

2. Martha Tray Funk, b. March 30, 1902, d. ( ^^'"^• 
April 12, 1902. ) 

3. Minnie N. Funk, b. Feb. 28, 1904. 

No. 826. Sixth Generation. 824. 

3) Martha Funk, born Dec. 9, 1871, married John W. 
Huffine, March 19, 1891. 

1. Mary B. Huffine, b. Nov. 5, 1891. 

2. William H. Huffine, b. Sept. 17, 1893. 

3. Infant son Huffine, b. Dec. 14, 1896, d. Dec. 29, 1898. 

4. Blanche P. Huffine, b. Sept. 2, 1898. 

5. John J. Huffine, b. March 2, 1901. 

6. Helen G. Huffine, b. Dec. 16, 1903. 

No. 827. Sixth Generation. 824. 

4) Jacob Funk, born Nov. 29, 1873, married Ida M. 
Brattain, Feb. 9, 1902. M. E. 

1. O. Wesley Funk, b. Sept. 1, 1902, d. Sept. 4, 1904. 

No. 828. Sixth Generation. 824. 

6) Nicholas Funk, born Sept. 30, 1877, married Pearle 
Albright, Jan. 26, 1904. M. E. 

1. Henry W. Funk, b. Jan. 18, 1905. 

No. 829. Fifth Generation. 613. 

4) Nicholas Stemen, who was born in Fairfield county, 
Ohio, Nov. 28, 1851, and died Sept. 9, 1897, married Han- 
nah Dfitton, April 29, 1875, who died Sept. 4, 1904. Ger- 
man Reformed, Bremen, Fairfield Co., Ohio. 

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1. Frank B. Stemen, b. May 1, 1877. 

2. Melvin F. Stemen, b. Jan. 2, 1882, m. Sarah A. Moyer, 
March 2, 1905. 

3. Retta L. F. Stemen, b. Feb. 14, 1891. 

No. 830. Fifth Generation. 613. 

5) Hannah Stemen, who was born in Fairfield county, 
Ohio, Aug. 9, 1854, and died Nov. 2, 1888, married John 
W. England, June 1, 1876. Columbus, Ohio. 

1. Martha England, b. May 4, 1877, M. E., m. William 
W. Ford, March 6, 1901. Columbus, Ohio. 

2. Sarah England, b. Jan. 12, 1879. No. 831. 

3. Henry England, b. Sept. 4, 1883, m. Alma Mason, 
Jan. 1, 1905. Pickerington, Ohio. 

No. 831. Sixth Generation. 830. 

2) Sarah England, born Jan. 12, 1879, married Harley 
Lawyer, Nov. 12, 1899. Columbus, Ohio. 

1. Harold F. Lawyer, b. Oct. 13, 1901. 

2. Blanche O. Lawyer, b. Aug. 14, 1903. 

No. 832. Fifth Generation. 613. 

6) Rachel Stemen, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, May 
12, 1857, married James M. Stoltz, March 18, 1880. Ad- 
dress, Crossenville, Perry Co., Ohio. 

1. Sarah M. Stoltz, b. Jan. 12, 1881, U. B., m. Daniel 
Hufford, Nov. 17, 1898. 

2. Alta C. Stoltz, b. June 9, 1889. 

3. Joshua W. Stoltz, b. July 1, 1894, d. March 18, 1895. 

4. Henry S. Stoltz, b. July 8, 1897. 

No. 833. Fifth Generation. 613. 

7) Gideon Stemen, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, Nov. 
10, 1861, married Barbara Lott, March 25, 1890. Died 
July 30, 1894. U. B. 

1. Infant, died at birth, July 30, 1894. 

No. 834. Fifth Generation. 613. 

8) Isaiah Stemen, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, March 
18, 1866, U. B., married Retta Simms, May 15, 1892, who 
died May, 1894. German Reformed, Crossenville, Ohio. 

1. Oren Stemen. 

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Isaiah Stemen married Liefa Simms, May 16, 
1895, who died July, 1898. German Reformed. 
2. Earl Stemen, b. and d. March 18, 1900. 

No. 835. Fifth Generation. 613. 

9) Jeremiah Stemen, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
March 18, 1886, married Emma Ritter, Sept. 16, 1886. Al- 
bright church, Pickerington, Ohio. 

1. Gustavus Stemen, b. June 1, 1887. 

2. Glen Stemen, b. Nov. 30, 1889. 

No. 836. Fifth Generation. 613. 

10) Simeon Stemen, born in Perry county, Ohio, Nov. 
16, 1887, married Elnora Mason, Dec. 18, 1895, who died 
Jan. 27, 1896. U. B., Pickerington, Fairfield Co., Ohio. 
Simeon Stemen married second wife, Louisa J. England, 
Sept. 17, 1903. U. B. 

No. 837. Fifth Generation. 788. 

1) Margaret J. Beery, born Nov. 22, 1859, married B. P. 
Myers at Troy, Ohio, in 1886. Carpenter, Park Rapids, 
Minn. Have one daughter, Eva ]\Iyers, who married John 
Vandersluis and has two daughters, Helen and Beatrice. 
Mr. V. is express messenger on the Great Northern rail- 
road and lives at St. Paul, Minn. 

No. 838. Fifth Generation. 788. 

2) Daniel H. Beery, born March 5, 1862, married Ida 
Heisy in 1892. Have three children, Ezra, Lawrence and 
Cleo. Farmer, near Union, Ohio. 

No. 839. Fifth Generation. 788. 

3) Annie E. Beery, born March 12, 1864, married F. O. 
Thomas, May 19, 1891. Christians. Farmer, R. F. D. 6, 
Brookville, Montgomery Co., Ohio. 

1. Owen J. Thomas, b. Feb. 23, 1902. 

No. 840. Fifth Generation. 788. 

4) Laura A. Beery, born May 20, 1866. Not married; 
works in the Great Northern Hotel at Park Rapids, Minn. 
M. E. 

No. 841. Fifth Generation. 788. 
6) Susannah J. Beery, born March 4, 1870, married 
James Vickroy in 1893. Salem, Ohio. Had seven boys — 

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Walter, Charles (died), Omer, Benjamin, Herman, Floyd 
and John. 

No. 842. Fifth Generation. 788. 

8) David F. Beery, born Jan. 3, 1876, married Lydia 
Meyers, Jan. 9, 1904. 914 Locust St., Toledo, Ohio. 

1. Glenn Robert Beery. 

No. 843. Fifth Generation. 788. 

9) William Beery, born July 7, 1879, married Ida Ven- 
zelberger in 1903, Huntington, Oregon. 

No. 844. Fourth Generation. 600. 
3) Abraham Beery, born in Perry county, Ohio, Jan. 14, 
1839, and Elisabeth Heindel, who was born in Allen coun- 
ty, Ohio, Jan. 4, 1842, and died Jan. 26, 1904, were mar- 
ried Aug. 2, 1863. M. E., Allegan, Mich. 

1. William E. Beery, b. July 7, 1864. No. 845. 

2. Delia J. Beery, b. Oct. 4, 1865. No. 846. 

3. Ida B. Beery, b. April 21, 1867, d. Aug. 12, 1867. 

4. Lydia A. Beery, b. Sept. 4, 1868. No. 847. 

5. George E. Beery, b. Sept. '14, 1870. No report. 

6. Anna B. Beery, b. Feb. 17, 1873. No. 848. 

7. Mary K. Beery, b. July 11, 1874, d. Aug. 30, 1874. 

8. Martin L. Beery, b. Jan. 23, 1878. No. 849. 

9. Bessie E. Beery, b. Dec. 23, 1886. No. 850. 

No. 845. Fifth Generation. 844. 

1) William E. Beery, born in Allen county, Ohio, July 
7, 1864, and Lillie A. Clapp, born Dec. 11, 1868, were mar- 
ried Sept. 16, 1890. Kalamazoo, Mich. 

1. Clark E. Beery, b. April 22, 1892. 

2. Clyde C. Beery, b. April 30, 1893. 

3. Lillie B. Beery, b. April 10, 1894. 

4. Albert W. Beery, b. July 29, 1896. 

5. Gertie R. Beery, b. July 5, 1898. 

6. Oren A. Beery, b. Feb. 26, 1900, d. June 15, 1901. 

7. Floyd E. Beery, b. May 22, 1902. 

No. 846. Fifth Generation. 844. 

2) Delia Jane Beery, born in Allen county, Ohio, Oct. 
4, 1865, and James B. Bush, born in New York, Oct. 27, 
1860, were married April 5, 1885. Baptists. 

1. Myrtle G. Bush, b. Feb. 21, 1887. 

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2. Lula E. Bush, b. Jan. 31, 1890. 

3. James E. Bush, b. April 10, 1894. 

4. Delia M. Bush, b. March 6, 1897. 

No. 847. Fifth Generation. 844. 

4) Lydia Alice Beery, born in Allen county, Ohio, Sept. 
4, 1868, and Byron M. Hiscock, born July 18, 1873, were 
married Dec. 18, 1892. M. E., Kalamazoo, Mich. 

1. Harry E. Hiscock, b. June 11, 1895. 

No. 848. Fifth Generation. 844. 

6) Anna B. Beery, born in Allen county, Ohio, Feb. 17, 
1873, and Christian Ream, born April 7, 1877, were mar- 
ried Nov^23, 1899. M. E. 

1. Charles E. Ream, b. Sept. 3, 1900, d. Sept. 13, 1900. 

2. Oscar A. Ream, b. April 16, 1903. 

No. 849. Fifth Generation. 844. 

8) Martin Luther Beery, born in Allen county, Ohio, 
Jan. 23, 1878, and Edith Mabel Smith, born June 1, 1879, 
were married Dec. 24, 1898. Baptist, Allegan county, Mich, 

1. Charles M. Beery, b. Nov. 18, 1899. 

2. Viola M. Beery, b. Jan. 21, 1902. 

3. Oliver S. Beery, b. Feb. 27, 1904. 

No. 850. Fifth Generation. 844. 

9) Bessie E. Beery, born Dec. 23, 1886, and Ivan St. 
John, born June 25, 1885, were married Feb. 15, 1905. 
M. E. 

No. 851. Fourth Generation. 600. 

7) Susannah Beery, born in Ohio, Feb. 1, 1847, married 
Lewis J. Morris, Sept. 11, 1873. Brethren, Allegan, Mich. 

1. George I. INIorris, b. Aug. 4, 1874, m. Laura Knob- 
lock, Feb. 5, 1905. 

2. Nora E. Morris, b. March 11, 1876, d. Feb. 13, 1894. 

3. Henry E. Morris, b. June 20, 1880, m. Hattie Sharp- 
lers, March 31, 1904. 

4. William M. Morris, b. Nov. 26, 1883. 

No. 852. Fourth Generation. 600. 

10) Joseph Beery, born in Fairfield county, Ohip, Nov. 
14, 1853, and Mary E. Pritchard, born in Indiana, t)ec. 11, 
1856, were married Jan. 24, 1875. Allegan, Mich. 

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1. Reese P. Beery, b. July 23, 1876. No. 853. 

2. Lucinda M. Beery, b. Feb. 28, 1879. No. 854. 

3. Wilford A. Beery, b. Jan. 14, 1881. No. 855. 

4. Mildred E. Beery, b. July 16, 1885. 

5. Laura D. Beery, b. Aug. 25, 1887. 

6. Aurilla May Beery, b. April 26, 1890. 

7. Lydia I. Beery, b. Dec. 7, 1898. 

No. 853. Fifth Generation. 852. 

1) Reese P. Beery, who was born in Lagrange county, 
Ind., July 23, 1876, and died July 31, 1901, and Addie V. 
Chronisler, born in Allegan, Mich., Oct. 3, 1878, were 
married Nov. 8, 1899. M. E., Allegan, Mich. 

1. Charlotta R. Beery, b. March 26, 1902. 

No. 854. Fifth Generation. 852. 

2) Lucinda M. Beery, born in Lagrange county, Ind., 
Feb. 28, 1879, and Don C. Taylor, born in Allegan county, 
Mich., Dec. 1, 1876, were married Feb. 28, 1900. Holland, 
Ottawa Co., Mich. 

1. Margery Josephine Taylor, b. May 31, 1901. 

2. Don Milan Taylor, b. Feb. 21, 1903. 

3. Joel Wilson Taylor, b. Aug. 26, 1904. 

No. 855. Fifth Generation. 852. 

3) Wilford A. Beery, born in Lagrange county, Ind., 
Jan. 14, 1881, and Caroline Edna Estabrook, born in 
Michigan, July 8, 1884, were married June 15, 1904. Hol- 
land, Ottawa Co., Mich. 

No. 856. Fourth Generation. 472. 
1) Catharine Beery, who was born near Bremen, Fair- 
field county, Ohio, July 5, 1821, and died Sept. 25, 1888, 
married Jacob Funk, June 20, 1850. Mr. Funk had for 
his first wife married Barbara Beery, who was an aunt 
to his second wife (see No. 542). Mennonitcs, Bremen, 
Ohio. 

1. Jacob Funk, b. May 8, 1852, d. July 17, 1857. 

2. Mary M. Funk, b. July 5, 1855. No. 857. 

3. Matilda Funk, b. Nov. 16, 1857, d. June 11, 1858. 

4. Rebecca Funk, b. Aug. 24, 1859. No. 858. 

5. Noah Funk, b. April 23, 1862. Not reported. 

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6. Joseph Funk, b. Sept. 14, 1864, d. Aug. 
23, 1895. ' \ Twins 

7. Elisabeth Funk, b. Sept. 14, 1864. No. 859. 

No. 857. Fifth Generation. 856. 

2) Mary M. Funk, born July 5, 1855, married George 
Crook, Feb. 17, 1881. 

1. Frances E. Crook, b. Jan. 3, 1883. 

No. 858. Fifth Generation. 856. 

4) Rebecca Funk, born Aug. 24, 1859, married Henry 
Cummans. 

1. Roy Cummans, b. May 9, 1890, d. October, 1890. 

2. Elisabeth Cummans, b. April 18, 1892. 

3. Clarence Cummans, b. June 14, 1897. 

No. 859. Fifth Generation. 856. 

7) Elisabeth Funk, born Sept. 14, 1864, married Thomas 
Newman. 

1. Charles E. Newman, born and died in infancy. 

No. 860. Fourth Generation. 472. 

2) Abraham Beery, who was born near Bremen, Fair- 
field county, Ohio, Oct. 2, 1824, and died May 14, 1901, 
married Mary Beery, daughter of Jacob Beery, October, 
1844. Mennonites, Bremen, Ohio. 

1. Elisabeth Beery, b. March 7, 1846, d. in infancy. 

2. Jacob Beery, b. Dec. 6, 1847, d. . 

3. Mary Beery, b. April 8, 1849. No. 861. 

4. Magdalena Beery, b. April 22, 1853, d. April 23, 1879. 

5. Lydia Beery, b. Nov. 29, 1855. No. 863. 

6. Sarah E. Beery, b. April 23, 1861. No. 864. 

7. Noah Beery, b. April 19, 1864, d. Sept. 1, 1865. 

No. 861. Fifth Generation. 860. 

3) Mary Beery, born April 8, 1849, married David A. 
Shatzer, Dec. 11, 1877. He died Sept. 29, 1879. 

1. Mary Jane Shatzer, b. Nov. 2, 1878. No. 862. 

The above widow, Mary Beery Shatzer, mar- 
ried Samuel Blosser, April 19, 1891. Men- 
nonites, Bremen, Ohio. 

2. Samuel R. Blosser, b. May 11, 1893. 

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No. 862. Sixth Generation. 861. 

1) Mary Jane Shatzer, born Nov. 2, 1878, married E. 
Thomas Brown, Oct. 8, 1897. Presbyterians, R. F. D. 1, 
Bremen, Ohio. 

1. Martha F. Brown, b. Oct. 8, 1898. 

2. William L. Brown, b. March 9, 1900. 

3. Harba Bell Brown, b. Aug. 27, 1902. 

4. David Samuel Brown, b. Sept. 16, 1904. 

No. 863. Fifth Generation. 860. 

5) Lydia Beery, born near Bremen, Ohio, Nov. 29, 
1855, married Benj. Senger. 

1. Mary E. Senger. 

2. Preston Senger. 

3. Bertie Senger. 

4. Harry Senger. 

No. 864. Fifth Generation. 860. 

6) Sarah E. Beery, born near Bremen, Ohio, April 23, 
1861, married Samuel Mills, Jan. 6, 1881. M. E., Rimer, 
Putnam Co., Ohio. 

1. Abraham E. Mills, b. March 24, 1882. 

2. Alonzo E. Mills, b. May 28, 1884. 

3. Lorena M. Mills, b. Feb. 15, 1887. 

4. Tressie J. Mills, b. March 17, 1889. 

5. Herbert E. Mills, b. March 7, 1900. 

No. 865. Fourth Generation. 472. 

4) Magdalena Beery, born near Bremen, Ohio, Dec. 4, 
1832, and Christian C. Beery, born near Singers Glen, 
Rockingham county, Va., Aug. 8, 1831, were married in 
Ohio, Aug. 30, 1855. Related. (For points of family see 
No. 789.) 

No. 866. Fourth Generation. 742. 

5) John Beery, who was born near Bremen, Ohio, Nov. 
8, 1837, and died March 23, 1858, married Lydia Foreman. 

1. George Beery. Physician and surgeon, — failed to re- 
port. Logan, Hocking Co., Ohio. 

No. 867. Fifth Generation. 619. 

1) Elisabeth Stemen, born in Ohio, May 20, 1847, mar- 
ried Jacob Fishbaugh. No children. U. B. Farmer and 
carpenter, R. F. D. 8, Van Wert, Van Wert Co., Ohio. 

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No. 868. Fifth Generation. 619. 

2) Leah Stemen, born July 12, 1849, married James 
McVeigh, Oct. 9, 1868. U. B. Farmer, R. F. D. 2, Mid- 
dlepoint, Ohio. 

1. George McVeigh, b. Sept. 30, 1876. 

2. Adrain McVeigh, b. Aug. 15, . 

No. 869. Fifth Generation. 619. 

3) Henry B. Stemen, born in Perry county, Ohio, Dec. 
1, 1851, married Lydia Huddle, of Fairfield county, Sept. 
16, 1875, from whence they moved to Van Wert county 
in 1882. M. E. Farmer and fine stock raiser, — horses, 
cattle, and Oxford sheep, Wetsel, Van Wert Co., Ohio. 

1. Leefie M. Stemen, b. Sept. 27, 1876. No. 870. 

2. Estella B. Stemen, b. Sept. 28, 1879. No. 871. 

3. Raymond G. Stemen, b. Oct. 5, 1885. 

4. Ida Stemen, b. Feb. 20, 1888. 

5. Ella Stemen, b. Sept. 12, 1889. 

6. Perry H. Stemen, b. March 10, 1891. 

7. Stanley C. Stemen, b. Oct. 1, 1899. 

No. 870. Sixth Generation. 869. 

1) Leefie M. Stemen, born in Perry county, Ohio, Sept. 
27, 1876, married Ira Cashel, Nov. 11, 1900. Have a son 
and daughter and not reported. 

No. 871. Sixth Generation. 869. 

2) Estella B. Stemen, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
Sept. 28, 1879, married Ervin Swander, Dec. 18, 1902. One 
son. 

No. 872. Fifth Generation. 619. 

4) John D. Stemen, born March 10, 1854, married Elisa- 
beth Poling, in Fairfield county, Ohio, Dec, 7, 1876. M. E. 
Stock raiser, Oxford sheep a specialty, and livery business, 
Grover Hill, Paulding Co., Ohio. 

1. Clara Stemen, b. Oct. 17, 1877, m. Wm. Wyatt, Dec. 
27, 1900. 

2. Carter Stemen, b. May 24, 1885. At home. 

3. Chloe Stemen, b. March 1, 1888. At home. 

No. 873. Fifth Generation. 619. 

5) Matilda Stemen, born Dec. 26, 1856, married Oliver 

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W. Button, Feb. 26, . U. B. Farmer, R. F. D. 1, 

Middlepoint, Van Wert Co., Ohio. 

1. Bertha M. Button, b. Jan. 14, 1885. 

No. 874. Fifth Generation. 619. 
6) Martha Stemen, born Oct. 26, 1858, married Sanford 
Schockenesse (no date). R. F. B. 2, Van Wert, Van 
Wert Co., Ohio. 

1. Robert Shockenesse, age in 1905, 21 years. 

2. Rose Etta Shockenesse, age in 1905, 18 years. 

3. Alvin Shockenesse, age in 1905, 16 years. 

4. John Shockenesse, age in 1905, 14 years. 

5. Matilda Shockenesse, age in 1905, 11 years. 

No. 875. Fifth Generation. 619. 

8) Maggie Stemen, born March 5, 1868, married Ebson 
Stewart, Sept. 10, 1891. Farmer, Middlepoint, Van Wert 
Co., Ohio. 

1. Fara May Stewart, b. Oct. 14, 1894. 

2. Webster H. Stewart, b. Jan. 4, 1897. 

No. 876. Fourth Generation. 542. 

1) Abraham Funk, born at Bremen, Fairfield county, 
Ohio, July 16, 1841, still living at same place, married 
Alice Ann Sipe, Oct. 7, 1867. Brethren in Christ. 

1. Infant son Funk, b. May 17, 1867, d. . 

2. Emma Susan Funk, b. May 24, 1868. No. 1029. 

3. John Wm. Funk, b. Jan. 12, 1870. No. 1030. 

4. Lydia E. Funk, b. May 26, 1872, d. Jan. 10, 1881. 

5. Mary A. Funk, b. Nov. 12, 1874, d. May 17, 1877. 

6. Hester I. Funk, b. Feb. 22, 1877. No. 1031. 

7. Morgan C. Funk, b. July 5, 1879. No report. 

8. Frederick F. Funk, b. July 2, 1881, d. May 13, 1898. 

9. Infant Funk, d. in 1885. 

10. Infant Funk, d. in 1886. 

11. Jesse H. Funk, b. July 30, 1887. Bremen, Ohio. 

12. Harvey M. Funk, b. May 6, 1897. Bremen, Ohio. 

No. 878, Fourth Generation. 540. 

1) Abraham Miller, born in Virginia, April 16, 1838, 

married Miss Vanpelt. No date, no children. Hopkins 
Gap, Va. Limited report. 

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No. 879. Fourth Generation. 540. 

2) John W. Miller, born in Virginia, March 27, 1840, 
married Miss Landsman. No date. In Illinois. Limited 
report. 

No. 880. Fourth Generation. 540. 

3) Barbara C. Miller, born in Virginia, March 25, 1842, 
married Philip Dingledine, of Virginia. No date. Car- 
penter, contractor and builder, 617 Pine St., Lima, Ohio. 

1. Ada F. Dingledine, b. Oct. 31, 1867. Single. Church 
of Christ. Clerk in dry-goods store, Lima, Ohio. 

2. Annie J. Dingledine, b. Oct. 30, 1868. No. 881. 

3. Cloyd E. Dingledine, b. July 16, 1870, d. Sept. 6, 1871. 

4. Lula R. Dingledine, b. Feb. 24, 1872. No. 882. 

5. Isadora Dingledine, b. Jan. 5, 1876. No. 883. 

6. Robert S. Dingledine, b. Jan. 20, 1883. No. 884. 

No. 881. Fifth Generation. 880. 

2) Annie J. Dingledine, born Oct. 30, 1868, married 
Frank H. Simpson, May 13, 1891. Church of Christ. 
Mail clerk, Lima, Ohio. ' 

1. Carl E. Simpson, b. Feb. 12, 1892. 

2. Katharyne Simpson, b. July 31, 1895. 

3. Ralph H. Simpson, b. Nov. 31, 189Q. 

No. 882. Fifth Generation. 880. 

4) Lula R. Dingledine, born Feb. 24, 1872, married E. R. 
Bissel, Aug. 2, 1893. Church of Christ. Train master 
of the L. E. & W. R. R. Co., Lima, Ohio. 

1. Lillian Bissel, b. Oct. 10, 1895. 

No. 883. Fifth Generation. 880. 

5) Isadora Dingledine, born Jan. 5, 1876, married Charles 
B. Finnicle, Dec. 28, 1898. Church of Christ. Machinist, 
Lima, Ohio. 

1. Robert Finnicle, b. Nov. 3, 1901. 

No. 884. Fifth Generation. 880. 

6) Robert S. Dingledine, born Jan. 20, 1883, married 
Clifford Blose, Aug. 2, 1904. Telegraph operator, Lima, 
Ohio. 

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No. 885. Fourth Generation. 540. 

5. Sarah E. Miller, born April 5, 1846, married Henry 
Cams. Both dead. 

1. James Cams, living. 

2. Cornelia Cams, dead. 

No. 886. Fourth Generation. 540. 

6) David I. Miller, born Jan. 19, 1848, married Maggie 
Hopkins. Live in Illinois. Two children, but died. 

No. 887. Fifth Generation. 742. 
1) Jacob B. Keller, born near Elida, Allen county, Ohio, 
Oct. 27, 1846, and Susan M. Blacksten, who was born in 
Indiana, Dec. 8, 1848, and died June 26, 1903, were mar- 
ried Oct. 22, 1868. First farmer, second grocery business 
for three years, third restaurant for six years, now re- 
tired. R. F. D. 4, Bronson, Mich. Mr. Keller has an ex- 
ceptional family which is a record-breaker in this Beery 
history.— J. H. W. , 

1. Ida May Keller, h. Aug. 23, 1869, weighs 250 lbs. 
No. 888. 

2. John Frank Keller, b. July 31, 1872, weighs 300 lbs. 
No. 889. 

3. James Elmer Keller, b. March 7, 1878, weighs 378 
lbs. No. 890. 

Total, 928 lbs. 

No. 888. Sixth Generation. 887. 

1) Ida May Keller, born near Bronson, Mich., Aug, 23, 
1869, married Elmer Wilber, April 27, 1886. Farmer, 
R. F. D. 4, Bronson, Mich. Ida May weighs 250 pounds. 

1. Jay Wilber, b. June 3, 1887. 

No. 889. Sixth Generation. 887. 

2) John Frank Keller, born near Bronson, Mich., July 
31, 1872, married Lottie E. George, Dec. 24, 1891. Mr. 
Keller weighs 300 pounds. R. F. D. 4, Bronson, Mich. 

1. Erma Keller, b. Feb. 3, 1893. 

2. Lavern Keller, b. Jan. 18, 1898. 

No. 890. Sixth Generation. 887. 

3) James Elmer Keller, born near Bronson, Mich., 
March 7, 1878. Mr. Keller is the largest cousin we have 

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recorded in this history. He is known in different States 
and cities as the Michigan fat man. Weight, 378 pounds. 
Also see account of his large brother and sister under 
Nos. 888 and 889. He has been on exhibition in Chicago, 
Milwaukee, New York and Boston, and later has been 
on the road advertising a special kind of breakfast food. 
Some of us delicate cousins should patronize his spe- 
cialty for the benefit of our health. At present he is 
clerking in a cigar establishment in Sturgis, Mich. He is 
a descendant of the Beerys who were noted for being 
fleshy people. His great-grandmother's uncle, Abraham 
Beery, was a comparison. (See No. 2, this history.) — 
J. H. W. 

No. 891. Fifth Generation. 742. 

2) Abraham P. Keller, born near Elida, Ohio, Jan. 12, 
1850, married Rebecca Thomas in 1880. Farmer and fruit 
grower, Whitehall, Mich. 

1. Jennie May Keller, b. June 18, 1882. 

2. John W. Keller, b. Feb. 8, 1884. 

3. Rhoda B. Keller, b. July 6, 1892, d. Nov. 19, 1892. 

4. Hezzie Keller, b. March 31, 1894. 

5. Mary Marie Keller, b. Jan. 8, 1901. 

No. 892. Fifth Generation. 742. 

3) Mary C. Keller, born at Elida, Ohio, Jan. 29, 1851, 
married Abraham Eicher, June 21, 1868. Patent fence 
business, Burroak, Mich. 

1. Barbara F. Eicher, b. March 12, 1870. No. 893. 

2. Infant daughter Eicher, b. Feb. 19, 1871, d. March 5, 
1871. 

3. Huldah May Eicher, b. Dec. 21, 1874. No. 894. 

No. 893. Sixth Generation. 892. 

1) Barbara Frances Eicher, born in Branch county, 
Mich., March 12, 1870, married A. D. Kesler, Oct. 31, 
1888. Mechanic, Burroak, Mich. 

1. A. J. Kesler, b. Feb. 26, 1891. ) ^ 

2. Infant Kesler, b. Feb. 26, 1891, d. Nov. 9, I .| 
1891. \ H 

3. L. D. Kesler, b. Aug. 18, 1893. 

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No. 894. Sixth Generation. 892. 

3) Huldah May Eichcr, born in Branch county, Mich., 
Dec. 21, 1874, married Henry D. Keller, of Lima, Ohio, 
Jan. 24, 1894. Farmer. 

1. Son, born and died in infancy. 

No. 895. Fifth Generation. 742. 

4) Isaac Keller, born near Elida, Ohio, May 24, 1852, 
married Ella Lupoid, Feb. 14, 1876. Noble, Mich. 

1. Edna B. Keller, b. July 27, 1886, m. M. T. Russel, 
July 30, 1904. 

2. Miles H. Keller, b. Dec. 1, 1889, m. Anna Davis, Oct. 
14, 1902. 

No. 896. Fifth Generation. 742. 

5) Caroline Keller, born near Elida, Ohio, Aug. 21, 1855, 
married A. A. Miller in 1877. Farmer. 

No. 897. Fifth Generation. 742. 

6) George W. Keller, born near Elida, Ohio, Jan. 31, 
1858, and Lodema A. Bowdish, who was born in Branch 
county, Mich., May 6, 1862, and died June 5, 1903, were 
married May 4, 1882. Wife M. E. Mr. and Mrs. Keller 
moved from Michigan to Oregon in 1886; returned to 
Michigan in 1888; then to Oregon again in 1899. Farmer, 
stock raiser and U. S. mail carrier. Dodge, Clackamas 
Co., Oregon. 

1. John E. Keller, b. in Michigan, M.arch 1, 1883, m. 
Nina C. Lacey, Dec. 28, 1904. 

2. Jessie Keller, b. in Michigan, March 8, 1885, d. April 
6, 1886. 

3. Cora Keller, b. in Oregon, Feb. 5, 1887. 

4. Ethel Keller, b. in Michigan, Aug. 21, 1889. 

5. Mabel I. Keller, b. in Michigan, March 5, 1898. 

No. 898. Fifth Generation. 742. 

7) Sarah A. Keller, who was born near Elida, Ohio, 
April 25, 1859, and moved with her parents to Bronson, 
Mich., in 1866, married Charles Ruthruff in 1872. Blanch- 
ard, Mich., but in 1905 emigrated to Oregon. Farmer. 

1. Bernice Ruthruff, b. Aug. 27, 1880, m. Conral Ellis, 
March 4, 1903. 

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2. Maude Rnthruflf, b. Jan. 8, 1882, m. Fred Berry, Nov. 
17, 1902. 

3. Blanche Riithrnfif, b. April 23, 1891. 

4. Clifford Riithruff, b. Oct. 29, 1895. 

No. 899. Fifth Generation. 742. 

8) Nancy J. Keller, born near Elida, Ohio, July 7, 1860, 
married Charles W. Brooks, March 19, 1882. M. E. 1118 
Blakeslee St., Kalamazoo, Mich. 

1. Barbara E. Brooks, b. Dec. 26, 1883. Employed in 
corset factory. 

2. Kernie O. Brooks, b. Jan. 20, 1888. Employed in 
corset factory. 

3. Neva M. Brooks, b. Jan. 20, 1895. Student at school. 

No. 900. Fifth Generation. 742. 

10) Joseph H. Keller, born near Elida, Ohio, April 23, 
1863, and Emma Engle, born in Lagrange county, Ind., 
May 25, 1867, were married Dec. 9, 1883, in Branch coun- 
ty, Mich. They moved to Clackamas county, Oregon, 
about 1900. Farmer, Aurora, Oregon. 

1. Mary Keller, b. in St. Joseph county, Mich., July 15, 
1885. 

2. Izola Keller, b. in Branch county, Mich., Feb. 17, 
1888. 

3. Laura M. Keller, b. in Branch county, Mich., June 12, 
1890. 

4. Blanche E. Keller, b. in St. Joseph county, Mich., 
June 6, 1892. 

5. Asher B. Keller, b. in Branch county, Mich., Nov. 23, 
1898. 

6. Wm. E. -Keller, b. in Clackamas county, Oregon, Nov. 
15, 1901. 

No. 901. Fifth Generation. 742. 

11) Rebecca Keller, born near Elida, Ohio, Jan. 5, 1865, 
and Levi Kreider, born in Lagrange county, Ind., Nov. 
13, 1857, were married June 4, 1881. Cabinet maker and 
minister of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ, R. F. D. 5, 
South Bend, Ind. 

1. Lydia Kreider, b. in Branch county, Mich., June 27, 
1882, married Orrin Good, Feb. 15, 1903. Mennonite 

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Brethren in Christ. Teacher, Bronson, Mich. One 
daughter, Ruth I. Good, b. Dec. 24, 1903. 

No. 902. Fifth Generation. 742. 

12) Lydia F. Keller, born near Bronson, Mich., Feb. 9, 
1867, and Noah. I. Mast, born near Berlin, Holmes county, 
Ohio, July 26, 1860, were married Dec. 14, 1889. Ma- 
chinist, 1000 South Prairie St., Elkhart, Ind. 

1. Avery C. Mast, b. June 4, 1891, d. Sept. 18, 1891. 

No. 903. Third Generation. 6. 

1) Jacob Burner, born near Woodstock, Shenandoah 
county, Va., March 30, 1799, died in Laporte county, Ind., 
Sept. 5, 1865. Maria Huffman, born in Page county, Va., 
Dec. 21, 1806, died Dec. 6, 1863. They were married in 
Virginia, Oct. 20, 1831. M. E. Farmer. Maria Huffman 
Burner was a sister to Anna Huffman, who married Dan- 
iel Beery, and lived near Lancaster, Fairfield county, Ohio. 
(See No. 11.) Jacob Burner and wife soon after mar- 
riage moved from Virginia to Perrysburg, Wood county, 
Ohio, and in 1838 to Laporte county, Ind., where he died 
in 1865. He was a large, portly man whose weight was 
about 250 pounds, being a descendant of the Beerys, 
some of whom weighed 300 pounds and over. 

1. Ambrose H. Burner, b. March 7, 1834, d. Nov. 21, 
1834. 

2. Hiram Burner, b. Sept. 8, 1835. No. 904. 

3. Sophia Burner, b. March 9, 1838. No. 907. 

4. David Milton Burner, b. April 24, 1842. No. 910. 

5. Annie Maria Burner, b. Aug. 4, 1844. No. 911. 

6. Jacob Huffman Burner, b. Sept. 12, 1845. Went to 
Oregon in 1875, and has not been heard of since 
1880. 

No. 904. Fourth Generation. 903. 

2) Hiram Burner, born near Laporte, Ind., Sept. 8, 1835, 
married Frances J. Henderson Oct. 14, 1868. Surveyor. 
He owns the old homestead near Laporte, to which city he 
moved in 1895. He was county surveyor from 1874 to 
1886, and has been surveying railroad lines for thirty 
years. Laporte, Ind. 

1. John Milton Burner, b. Dec. 11, 1869, d. Feb. 26, 1872. 

2. Hiram A. Burner, b. April 30, 1871. No. 905. 

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3. Harry H. Burner, b. Dec. 10, 1874. Single, Glendale, 
Oregon. 

4. Antoinette Bell Burner, b. Oct. 8, 1878. No. 906. 

No. 905. Fifth Generation. 904. 

2) Hiram A. Burner, Jr., born in Indiana April 30, 1871, 
married Jennie McLean Nov. 30, 1901. Hope, N. Dak. 

1. Hartwell Blair Burner, b. March 15, 1903. 

2. Daughter not named Burner, b. Dec. 9, 1904. 

No. 906. Fifth Generation. 904. 

4) Antoinette Bell Burner, born Oct. 8, 1878, married 
Harrison A. Palmer Oct. 25, 1899. Hope, N. Dak. 

No. 907. Fourth Generation. 903. 

3) Sophia Burner, who was born near Laporte, Ind., 
March 9, 1838, and died ]\Iarch 26, 1879, married Stephen J. 
Bryant Dec. 26, 1861. M., E. Farmer, Garland, Bourbon 
Co., Kans. 

1. Ida M. Bryant, b. May 2, 1863. No. 908. 

2. William A. Bryant, b. Dec. 15, 1864. No. 909. 

3. Daughter Bryant, b. and d. No date. 

No. 908. Fifth Generation. 907. 

1) Ida M. Bryant, born May 2, 1863, married S. B. 
Runyan Oct. 16, 1884. Farmer. 

1. Forest E. Runyan, b. April 9, 1886. 

2. Albert S. Runyan, b. July 31, 1887. 

3. Enos S. Runyan, b. Dec. 22, 1889. 

4. Lafayette I. Runyan, b. Aug. 31, 1891. 

5. Sophia Lucetta Runyan, b. Aug. 13,' 1893, d. July 9, 
1894. 

No. 909. Fifth Generation. 907. 

2) William A. Bryant, born Dec. 15, 1864, married Lu- 
ella C. Reese June 15, 1904. Section foreman, McCune, 
Kans. 

No. 910. Fourth Generation. 903. 

4) David iMilton Burner, born and raised in Laporte 
county, Indiana, April 24, 1842, married Elisabeth Ander- 
son June 11, 1896. Mr. Burner attended college at Val- 
paraiso, Ind., and came to Logan county. 111., in 1864; 
taught school and farmed until 1875; he has been in the 

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grain and lumber business ever since. New Holland, Lo- 
gan Co., 111. 

1. Florence A. Burner, b. Aug. 18, 1897. 

2. David Milton Burner, b. Nov. 14, 1902. 

No. 911. Fourth Generation. 903. 

5) Annie Maria Burner, born Aug. 4, 1844, died single 
July 29, 1891, at Garland, Bourbon Co., Kans. Annie's 
eyes became afflicted (granulated lids) many years ago, 
and by the effects of medical treatment entirely lost her 
sight about the year 1875. 

No. 912. Third Generation. 6. 

2) Elisabeth Burner, born three miles east of Wood- 
stock, Shenandoah Co., Va., Sept. 8, 1803, died Nov. 14, 
1845. She had married John Wesley Wilkinson Dec. 11, 
1823. M. E. Woodstock, but later came to the West. 

1. James A. Wilkinson, b. Sept. 7, 1824. No. 913. 

2. Mary J. Wilkinson, b. Jan. 5, 1826. No. 916. 

3. William K. Wilkinson, b. July 8, 1828. No. 917. 

4. Abraham B. Wilkinson, b. Oct. 1, 1830. No. 918. 

5. Elisabeth A. Wilkinson, b. Aug. 16, 1832, d. Aug. 13, 
1837. 

6. Caroline V. Wilkinson, b. March 3, 1834, d. April 3, 

1834. 

7. Sophia E. Wilkinson, b. April 20, 1835, d. Aug. 26. 

• 1842. 

8. Martha E. Wilkinson, b. Feb. 9, 1837. No. 919. 

9. John W. Wilkinson, b. Nov. 23, 1838, d. Aug. 15, 
1842. 

10. Harriet P. Wilkinson, b. March 22, 1841. No. 925. 

11. Josephine N. Wilkinson, b. March 19, 1844. No. 926. 

No. 913. Fourth Generation. 912. 

1) James A. Wilkinson was born Sept. 7, 1824, 
and died June 20, 1900, married Mary Nourse in 1856. 
Baptist, Lakeside, Berrien Co., Mich. 

1. Lillie Wilkinson, b. in 1858. No. 914. 

2. William A. Wilkinson, b. in 1862. No. 915. 

3. Clarence Wilkinson, b. 1868. Farmer, Berrien coun- 
ty, Mich. 

4. Helen Wilkinson, b. 1872, m. John Robinson, a teach- 
er, Baptist, live near Chicago, 111. 

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No. 914. Fifth Generation. 913. 

1) Lillie Wilkinson, born in 1858, married Mr. Steven- 
son, a Baptist minister. Chicago, 111. Their children are 
Lillian, ]\Iargaret, Elisabeth and Clarence, all single. No 
dates reported. 

No. 915. Fifth Generation. 913. 

2) William A. Wilkinson, born in 1862, married . 

Episcopalians. Traveling salesman, Laporte, Ind. 

1. Lawrence Wilkinson, b. about 1899. 

2. Kathleen Wilkinson, b. about 1901. 

No. 916. Fourth Generation. 912. 

2) Mary Jane Wilkinson, born Jan. 5, 1826, married 
Orin Whitmore Nov. 3, 1853. Swedenborgian church, La- 
porte, Ind. 

1. Eva Wilkinson Whitmore, b. (no date), m. Mr. Kess- 
ler, a capitalist, Laporte, Ind. Have two children, 
Lawrence and Florence Kessler — twins, born Aug. 25, 
1889. 

2. Hart W. Whitmore, born March 11, 1863. Widower 
living with his mother. Swedenborgians, Laporte, 
Ind. 

No. 917. Fourth Generation. 912. 

3) William K. Wilkinson, who was born Jujy 8, 1828, 
and died March 10, 1899, married Eva Evans at Mont- 
gomery, Ala., in 1850. M. E. Their three children are 
dead, leaving two grandchildren. Episcopalians, Laporte, 
Ind. 

No. 918. Fourth Generation. 912. 

4) Abraham Burner Wilkinson, who was born Oct. 1, 
1830, and died March 10, 1859, married (no name given) 
in 1855. M. E. One child, died in infancy. 

No. 919. Fourth Generation. 912. 

8) Martha Ellen Wilkinson, born Feb. 9, 1837, married 
Hart L. Weaver Dec. 8, 1859. Swedenborgians. Banker, 
1515 Michigan Ave., Laporte, Ind. 

1. Floyd F. Weaver, b. Jan. 19, 1861.' No. 920. 

2. Louis B. Weaver, b. May 26, 1862. No. 921. 

3. Hart W. Weaver, b. Jan. 22, 1866, d. Feb. 18, 1866. 

4. Chester N. Weaver, b. May 5, 1868. No. 922. 

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5. Mattie E. Weaver, b. July 30, 1870. No. 923. 

6. Barry G. Weaver, b. May 16, 1874. No. 924. 

No. 920. Fifth Generation. 919. 

1) Floyd F. Weaver, born Jan. 19, 1861, married Louisa 
Jeajer, June 30, 1885. Swedenborgian. Director of sales 
department of the Studebaker Wagon Co., South Bend, 
Ind. 

1. Kent M. Weaver, b. April 3, 1890. 

No. 921. Fifth Generation. 919. 

2) Louis Burner Weaver, born May 26, 1862, married 
Jennie B. Jones Oct. 26, 1886. Swedenborgian. Banker, 
Laporte, Ind. 

1. Hart Neal Weaver, b. May 26, 1889. 

2. Donald Kessler Weaver, b. July 6, 1897. 

No. 922. Fifth Generation. 919. 

4) Chester Neal Weaver, born May 5, 1868, married 
Elsie Standring April 14, 1890. Swedenborgian. Man- 
ager of the Studebaker Wagon Manufacturing Co. at 
San Francisco, Cal. 

1. Hart Leonard Weaver, b. Dec. 25, 1891. 

2. Helen Weaver, b. June 24, 1894. 

No. 923. Fifth Generation, 919. 

5) Mattie Ellen Weaver, born July 30, 1870, married 
Kent M. Andrew June 16, 1892. Swedenborgian. Man- 
ager of Laporte Carriage Co., Laporte, Ind. 

1. Florence Andrew, b. Nov. 17, 1895. 

2. Ruth Andrew, b. Oct. 29, 1897. 

No. 924. Fifth Generation, 919. 

6) Barry G. Weaver, born May 16, 1874, married Edith 
M. Banks May 22, 1898. Baptist. Railroad business, La- 
porte, Ind. 

1. Chester Allen Weaver, b. Aug. 11, 1902. 

No. 925. Fourth Generation. 912. 
10) Harriet Priscilla Wilkinson, born March 22, 1841, 
married Henry P. Nourse October, 1863. Presbyterians. 
Cashier in freight office North-Western railroad, Sioux 
City, Iowa. 

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1. Josie Bell Nourse, b. March 19, 1870. Single. 

2. Don M. Nourse, b. May 16, 1873. Single. 

No. 926. Fourth Generation. 912. 

11) Josephine Neal Wilkinson, born March 19, 1844, 
married William J. Everhart October, 1872. Presbyterian. 
Grain dealer, Laporte, Ind. 

1. Landen Rose Everhart, b. March 25, 1875. Employed 
by Lyon & Healy, Chicago, 111. 

2. Mary Everhart, b. Aug. 14, 1876. Single. 

No. 927. Third Generation. 6. 

3) Isaac Burner, born three miles east of Woodstock, 
Shenandoah Co., Va., April 7, 1807. Lived at his father's 
old homestead (as above) where he died May 14, 1884, 
and was buried near the old home. He had married Mary 
Shoe, of Rockingham county, Virginia, sometime in the 
fifties. Soon after her husband's death she went to live 
with her sister and died a few years later. Methodist. 
Farmer, Woodstock, Va. No children. 

No. 928. Third Generation. 6. 

4) Joseph Burner, born three miles east of Woodstock, 
Shenandoah Co., Va., April 4, 1809, married Barbara F. 
Rickard May 26, 1841. Woodstock, Va. 

1. Infant Burner, b. , d. . 

2. Infant Burner, b. , d. . 

3. Infant Burner, b. , d. . 

4. Mary Jane Burner, b. Dec. 15, 1847. No. 929. 

5. Elisabeth F. Burner, b. Dec. 17, 1849. No. 931. 

6. Joseph D. Burner, b. July 14, 1852. No. 932. 

7. Infant Burner, b. , d. young. 

8. William I. Burner, b. Sept. 23, 1855. No. 933. 

9. Barbara A. Burner, b. April 12, 1857. No. 934. 

10. John W. Burner, b. Aug. 20, 1861. Single. Farmer, 
Woodstock, Va. 

11. L. R. Burner, b. July 21, 1867. No. 935. 

12. Milton D. Burner, b. Feb. 10, 1872. No. 936. 

No. 929. Fourth Generation. 928. 

4) Mary Jane Burner, born near Woodstock, Va., Dec. 
15, 1847, married Samuel V. R. Clower July 18, 1865. He 

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died June 27, 1898. Presbyterian. Merchant, Woodstock, 
Va. 

1. Hugh G. Glower, b. May 18, 1866. No. 930. 

2. Sallie F. Glower, b. Nov. 26, 1868. Single. Presby- 
terian. Teacher, Woodstock, Va. 

3. Mary G. Glower, b. Aug. 3, 1871, d. Oct. 27, 1891. 

4. Lucy W. Glower, b. June 14, 1874, d. March 17, 1875. 

5. Samuel R. Glower, b. June 28, 1876. Farmer, Wood- 
stock, Va. 

6. Joseph B. Glower, b. April 26, 1879. Presbyterian. 
Druggist, Woodstock, Va. 

No. 930. Fifth Generation. 929. 

1) Hugh G. Glower, born near Woodstock, Va., May 
18, 1865, M. E., married Geneva May O'Neal Oct. 24, 
1894. Wife, Presbyterian. Mr. Glower is a carpenter, 
Tacoma, Wash. 

1. Geneva May Glower, b. June 21, 1896. 

2. Hugh Raymond Glower, b. Aug. 11, 1898. 

3. Lewis Samuel Glower, b. March 27, 1904. 

No. 931. Fourth Generation. 928. 

5) Elisabeth F. Burner, born near Woodstock, Va., Dec. 
17, 1849, died June 18, 1876. She had married Dennis 
O'Neal Aug. 25, 1870. M. E. Farmer, Stephens Gity, 
Va. 

1. William Burner O'Neal, b. June 23, 1871. Presby- 
terian. Single. Farmer, Vaucluse Station, Va. 

2. Gora Alice O'Neal, b. Feb. 10, 1873, m. Willliam F. 
Massie April 3, 1900. Presbyterian. Farmer, Steph- 
ens Gity, Frederick Go., Va. Have one child. 

1. Howard Ervin Massie, b. Aug. 16, 1901. 

No. 932. Fourth Generation. 928. 

6) Joseph D. Burner, born near Woodstock, Va., July 
14, 1852, married Rebecca F. Risman August, 1881. He is 
M. E., wife, Progressive, Woodstock, Va. 

1. Glinton O. Burner, b. Nov. 6, 1882. M. E. Farmer. 

2. Gharles R. Burner, b. June 7, 1884. M. E. Farmer. 

3. Ada M. Burner, b. Nov. 8, 1889. 

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No. 933. Fourth Generation. 928. 

8) William I. Burner, born near Woodstock, Va., Sept. 
23, 1855, married Marilla Keller Oct. 15, 1876. Christian. 
P^armer, three miles east of Woodstock, Va. 

1. Annie B. Burner, b. Aug. 16, 1877, m. Rev. I. T. 
Watson July, 1901, of the Christian church. Have a 
son and daughter. Vienna, Fairfax Co., Va. 

2. Samuel J. Burner, b. March 16, 1879. Machinist, 
Davis, W. Va. 

3. Martha J. Burner, b. March 20, 1881, m. Franklin Vet- 
ter, Jan. 9, 1901. Carpenter, Davis, W. Va. Two 
daughters. 

4. Wm. L. Burner, b. Nov. 14, 1884. Has been a student 
for a number of years at Milligan, Tenn., and Lynch- 
burg, Va., Colleges. 

5. Mary F. Burner, b. , 1898. At home. 

No. 934. Fourth Generation. 928. 

9) Barbara A. Burner was born near Woodstock, Va., 
April 12, 1857. M. E. Jeremiah Bauserman, born April 
20, 1853, Reformed church, died Dec. 25, 1899. They were 
married May 5, 1885. Farmer and manufacturer of brooms, 
five miles east of Woodstock, Va., R. F. D. 1. 

1. Oscar R. Bauserman, b. July 13, 1886. Brethren. 
Farmer. 

2. Lillie F. Bauserman, b. Feb. 29, 1888. 

3. George W. Bauserman, b. Feb. 23, 1893. 

4. Nellie C. Bauserman, b. Nov. 24, 1896. 

5. Clara B. Bauserman, b. Sept. 9, 1899. 



6. Clarence E. Bauserman, b. Sept. 9, 1899. '' 

No. 935. Fourth Generation. 928. 

11) Luther R. Burner, born near Woodstock, Va., July 
21, 1867, married Anna E. Hamrick, Sept. 13, 1891. M. E. 
Had lived at Manassas, Va. At present lives five miles 
east of Woodstock, Va. 

1. Bender Rigden Burner, b. at Woodstock, Va., Aug. 3, 
1892. 

2. Louis Joseph Burner, b. at Woodstock, Va., Feb. 12, 
1894. 

3. Ruth Geneva Burner, b. at Woodstock, Va., Feb. 29, 
1896. 

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4. Walter Elwood Burner, b. at Woodstock, Va., Oct. 18, 
1897. 

5. Frances Susan Burner, b. at Woodstock, Va., Oct. 20, 
1899. 

6. Gladys Anna Burner, b. in Prince William county, 
Va., Dec. 5, 1902. 

No. 936. Fourth Generation. 928. 

12) Milton D. Burner, born near Woodstock, Va., Feb. 
10, 1872, married Lula Fahneystock, March, 1903. Wood- 
stock, Va. 

1. Margarete Burner, b. March 22, 1905. 

No. 937. Third Generation. 6. 

5) Abraham Burner, born near Woodstock, Shenandoah 
Co., Va., Nov. 2, 1814, died in Laporte county, Indiana, 
March 12, 1885. He had married Mary Long (daughter of 
Gideon Long, also of Virginia) about the year 1840. She 
died Dec. 27, 1900. M. E. Carpenter and farmer, Laporte, 
Ind. Mr. Burner emigrated in 1835 from Virginia to the 
dense forest of Laporte county, Ind., and by industry and 
economy as a pioneer, he converted the forest into a fine 
farm. He is of German descent and a grandson of Abra- 
ham Beery (No. 1) who came from Switzerland in 1736. 

1. James O. Burner, b. June 23, 1842. No. 1018. 

2. Orange V. Burner, b. March 28, 1844. No. 1020. 

3. Heber N. Burner, b. Jan. 15, 1848. No. 1021. 

4. Abraham E. Burner, b. May 8, 1851. No. 
1025. 

5. Mary E. Burner, b. May 8, 1851. No. 1027. 

(The delay in reporting the above family is accountable 
for it not being in rotation with the other Burner families.) 

No. 938. Third Generation. 6. 

6) Susan Burner, born near Woodstock, Va. (no date), 
married Michael Melhorn. Lived near Woodstock, Shen- 
andoah Co., Va. 

1. William Henry Melhorn, b. , d. in youth. 

2. Eliza Jane Melhorn, b. . No. 939. 

3. Mary Elisabeth Melhorn, b. . No. 940. 

4. John Wesley Melhorn, b. July 26, 1831. No. 941. 

5. Abraham Burner Melhorn, b. . No. 945. 

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6. Joseph Benson Melhorn, b. . No. 946, 

7. Susan Ellen Melhorn, b. Aug. 13, 1840. No. 947. 

8. Henrietta Frances Melhorn, b. . No. 948. 

No. 939. Fourth Generation. 938. 

2) Eliza Jane Melhorn, who was born near Woodstock, 
Va., Nov. 24, 1827, and died Jan. 23, 1877, had married 
Abraham Niswander, March 4, 1852. He died Sept. 20, 
1858. Brethren, Bridgewater, Va. 

1. i^ydia Susan Niswander, b. June 23, 1853. Brethren. 
She was a bright child until the age of two years, 
when a severe attack of brain fever unbalanced her 
mind for life, although shrewd in some points. Since 
1900 she has had her home at L. J. Heatwole's, at 
Dale Enterprise, Va. 

2. Minnie Niswander, b. in Virginia, March 21, 1855, 
m. John McLeod, Sept. 26, 1883. Bridgewater, Va. 

3. Ida V. Niswander, b. in Virginia, Jan. 24, 1857, d. 
Dec. 20, 1887. She had married James McCowen, 
Presbyterian minister, Lexington, Va. 

4. Son, died in infancy. 

Mrs. Eliza Jane (Melhorn) Niswander, for her second 
husband, married Dr. Abraham Sager, Dec. 20, 1868. 
Dayton, Vs. 

No. 940. Fourth Generation. 938. 

3) Mary E. Melhorn^ born near Woodstock, Va., died 
about 1900. She had married Wm. H. Hamrick, of Rock- 
ingham county, Va., — also dead. Both had for many years 
taught school until middle age, when they were married. 
Mr. Hamrick filled many official positions in Rockingham 
county, Va., and was a very useful man in his community. 
The writer was well and personally acquainted with Mr. 
and Mrs. Hamrick, as also was every one in the vicinity 
of Harrisonburg, Va. No children. Harrisonburg, Va. — 
J. H. W. 

No. 941. Fourth Generation. 938. 

4) John Wesley Melhorn, born near Woodstock, Va., 
July 26, 1831, died Nov. 30, 1891, married Frances C. Am- 
mon, of Rockingham county, Va., Feb. 12, 1861. M. E. 
Farmer and merchant, Woodstock, Va. Mr. Melhorn was 
a man of sweet disposition, which, it is said, he inherited 

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of his noble mother, Susan Burner Melhorn, — ever ready 
for acts of kindness to the less fortunate. The greater 
part of his life was spent in the mercantile business. Dur- 
ing the Civil War he was promoted to Captain of Company 
C, 10th Virginia Infantry in the Confederate army, and 
served to the close. — (By his daughter, Mary Ida Melhorn, 
Charlottesville, Va.) 

1. Joseph H. Melhorn, .b. Sept. 8, 1861. Single. Car- 
penter, — has been in Los Angeles, Cal., for six or 
seven years. 

2. Milton A. Melhorn, b. July 20, 1862. No. 942. 

3. Robert E. Melhorn, b. Jan. 10, 1865. Single. Archi- 
tect and builder, Shendun, Augusta Co., Va. 

4. Mary Ida Melhorn, b. March 10, 1867. No. 943. 

5. Sallie Florence Melhorn, b. Dec. 6, 1871. No. 944. 

No. 942. Fifth Generation. 941. 

2) Milton A. Melhorn, born near Woodstock, Va., July 
20, 1862, married Barbara J. Armentrout, of Rockingham 
county, Va., Jan. 14, 1891. Lutherans. Electrician, Cov- 
ington, Va. 

1. Eva R. Melhorn, b. Jan. 24, 1892. 



2. Ralph W. Melhorn, b. Jan. 24, 1892 '' ^wms. 
No. 943. Fifth Generation. 941. 

4) Mary Ida Melhorn, born near Woodstock, Va., March 
10, 1867. Single, and is an active worker in Sunday school, 
and a prominent factor in gathering sheaves for the eter- 
nal harvest. M. E. Stenographer, Charlottesville, Va. 

No. 944. Fifth Generation. 941. 

5) Sallie Florence Melhorn, born near Woodstock, Va., 
Dec. 6, 1871. M. E. Single, and has been a professional 
nurse for nine years, 1311 14th St., Washington, D. C. 

No. 945. Fourth Generation. 938. 

5) Abraham B. Melhorn, born near Woodstock, Va., 
married Margaret Johnston, of Augusta county, Va. Had 
two sons, one at Memphis, Tenn., and the other in Arkan- 
sas. 

No. 946. Fourth Generation. 938. 

6) Joseph B. Melhorn, born near Woodstock, Va., mar- 

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ried Emma Keller. Four children, — two in Harrisonburg, 
Va., one at Charleston, Va., and one in Arkansas. 

No. 947. Fourth Generation. 938. 

7) Susan E. Melhorn, born near Woodstock, Va., Aug. 
13, 1840, died suddenly at Alexandria, Va., Nov. 2, 1904. 
She married Thomas E. Spinks Jan. 23, 1861. M. E. South, 
Alexandria, Va. No issue. 

No. 948. Fourth Generation. 938. 

8) Henrietta Frances Melhorn, born near Woodstock, 
Va., married Mr. Stearns. They had 7 children; some live 
in Georgia and the others at Eustis, Lake Co., Fla. 

No. 949. Third Generation. 6. 

7) Mary Burner who was born near Woodstock, Va., 
Dec. 2, 1816, and died May 16, 1902, married Daniel Mc- 
Inturff Jan. 19, 1843, who died Aug. 23, 1846. Baptist, 
Woodstock, Shenandoah Co., Va. Mrs. Mary Burner 
Mclnturff, known as "Aunt Polly," was the youngest and 
last one living of her father's family. She died at the 
ripe old age of 85 years, some of her brothers and sisters 
having departed at about the same age. She lived a widow 
for nearly 56 years. In early life she united with the 
Baptist church, and lived a devoted Christian life. She 
was a woman worthy of imitation. When only a small 
child she, by accident, lost the sight of one of her eyes 
from the hook of a vicious cow, and although she had 
only three months school privileges, which in those days 
were only of a crude type, yet she was well informed on 
the majority of subjects, far beyond many who enjoy the 
advantages of the present day. She was very robust and 
healthy and never had the attention of a physician until 
a short time before her death. She was a model woman, 
a " Dorcas." May her relatives, and others imitate her 
example. — (Her son, Rev. J. B. Mclnturflf, Strasburg, Va.) 

1. Benjamin Mclnturff, b. , d. in infancy. 

2. Joseph B. McInturfiF, b. May 4, 1845. No. 950. 

No. 950. Fourth Generation. 949. 

2) Joseph Burner McInturfT, born near Woodstock, 
Shenandoah Co., Va., May 4, 1845, married Eleanor Koontz 

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Oct. 17, 1867. Baptist minister, Strasburg, Va. Rev. J. B. 
is superintendent of the public schools for Shenandoah 
county, Va., as also a Baptist minister, and Editor of the 
" Old Paths," a Baptist religious monthly. 

1. Elisabeth V. Mclnturff, b. Jan. 29, 1869, married. J. E. 
Boehn, 421 Campbell Ave., S. W., Roanoke, Va. 

2. Gilbert L. Mclnturff, b. Aug. 24, 1870. Now widower, 
427 Denny Way, Seattle, Wash. 

3. Daniel M. Mclnturff, b. Sept. 7, 1872, m. Miss Stick- 
ley; live at Ansted, W. Va. 

4. Rose L. Mclnturff, b. Sept. 8, 1974, m. Dr. H. T. 
Hopewell March 30, 1904, Strasburg, Va. 

5. George H. Mclnturif, b. June 1, 1880, m. Miss Rinker, 
Strasburg, Va. 

6. Harry C. Mclnturff. b. June 7, 1883. At Electrical 
school, 219 G St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 

7. Ruth G. Mclnturff, b. Nov. 2, 1886. Attending school 
at Strasburg, Va. 

No. 951. Fifth Generation. 21 (been delayed). 

10) J. Perry Rhodes, born in Rockingham county, Va., 
Oct. 22, 1867, married Ella Grove Oct. 18, 1899. Danforth, 
Illinois. 

No. 952. Sixth Generation. 403. 

1) Walter E. Rhodes, born in Rockingham county, Va., 
Aug. 18, 1875, and Gertrude O. Geil, born near Linville, 
Rockingham Co., Va., Nov. 17, 1883, were married in 
Washington, D. C. June 28, 1905. Mr. Rhodes is depot 
agent for the Southern Railway at Linville, Va. Address, 
Linville, Rockingham Co., Va. (See No. 957.) 

No. 953. Sixth Generation. 403. 

5) Elisabeth A. Rhodes, born in Rockingham county, 
Va., Nov. 20, 1886, M. E., married Wm. G. Cook Nov. 18, 
1902. Blacksmith. Address, Edom, Va. 

1. Melvin Ray Cook, b. June 7, 1903. 

2. Ruby V. Cook, b. March 6, 1905. 

No. 954. Fifth Generation. 72. 
5) Joseph L. Lineweaver, born near Harrisonburg, Va., 
May 6, 1871, and Lula S. Fearneyhough, born in Rocking- 

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ham county, Va., February, 1880, were married May 31, 
1905. Presbyterians. Farmer, Harrisonburg, Va. 

No. 955. Sixth Generation. 100. 

6) Isaac D. Myers, born near Harrisonburg, Va., June 

28, 1885, married Isadora S. Click Dec. 27, 1904. Brethren, 
Dayton, Va. 

No. 956. Sixth Generation. 100. 

7) Sallie C. Myers, born near Harrisonburg, Va., April 
3, 1887, married Wade G. Flory Dec. 2, 1903. Brethren. 
Farmer, Dayton, Va. 

1. Cleta Blanch Flory, b. Oct. 28, 1904. 

No. 957. Sixth Generation. 110. 

1) Gertrude Ola Geil, born near Linville, Rockingham 
Co., Va., Nov. 17, 1883, and Walter E. Rhodes, born in 
Rockingham county, Va., Aug. 18, 1875, were married in 
Washington, D. C, June 28, 1905. Mr. Rhodes is rail- 
road agent at Linville Depot. Address, Linville Depot. 
(See No. 952.) 

No. 958. Sixth Generation. 215. 

2) Oscar H. Brenneman, born near Cowgill, Mo., Dec. 
22, 1880, married Linnie Aultman, of Hamilton, Mo., 
Jan. 28, 1903. Missionary Baptist. Farmer, Waurika, 
Okla. 

1. Kenneth S. Brenneman, b. March 3, 1904. 

No. 959. Sixth Generation. 215. 

4) MoUie M. Brenneman, born near Cowgill, Mo., Oct. 

29, 1883, married Gettis Evans, of Waurika, Okla., May 
3, 1904. Waurika, Okla. 

No. 960. Fifth Generation. 815. 

1) Margaret Mericle, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
Jan. 4, 1857, and Jacob Slane, of Van Wert county, Ohio, 
born Sept. 15, 1851, were married Oct. 28, 1874. They had 
lived in Missouri many years, but at present are on a farm 
in Paulding county, Ohio. Christian church, of which Mr. 
Slane is an ordained minister of the Northwestern Ohio 
Conference. 

1. Minnie M. Slane, b. in Van Wert county, Ohio, Oct. 
20, 1875. No. 961. 

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2. G. W. Slane, b. in Greene county, Mo., Oct. 7, 1877. 
Single. 

3. Mary E. Slane, b. in Greene county, Mo., Nov. 19, 
1879. No. 962. 

4. Sarah A. Slane, b. in Van Wert county, Ohio, Dec. 
14, 1881. No. 963. 

5. Charles P. Slane, b. in Van Wert county, Ohio, Feb. 
4, 1884. Single. 

6. Minerva A. Slane, b. in Van Wert county, Ohio, Jan. 
3, 1887. Single. 

7. Barbara C. Slane, b. in Paulding county, Ohio, Aug. 
21, 1889. Single. 

8. Jacob Slane, b. and d. Oct. 10, 1891. ) . 

9. Maggie Slane b. and d. Oct. 10, 1891. ( -^''''"^• 

10. Grover C. Slane, b. Nov. 17, 1892, d. Oct. 3, 1894. 

11. Daisy V. Slane, b. in Paulding county, Ohio, May 
11, 1895. 

12. John Wesley Slane, b. in Paulding county, Ohio, 
Aug. 1, 1897. 

No. 961. Sixth Generation. 960. 

1) Minnie M. Slane, born in Van Wert county, Ohio, 
Oct. 20, 1875, married James Wickerham Aug. 3, 1892, who 
died Aug. 3, 1894. Had two children who died at birth. 

No. 962. Sixth Generation. 960. 

3) Mary E. Slane, born in Qreene county, Mo., Nov. 
19, 1879, married Reuben Carmean Nov. 24. 1899. 

1. Virgil Carmean, b. May 20, 1902. 

2. Ora Carmean, b. May 21, 1904. 

No. 963. Sixth Generation. 960. 

4) Sarah A. Slane, born in Van Wert county, Ohio, 
Dec. 14, 1881, married John Shreve Aug. 27, 1899. 

1. Jacob W. Shreve, b. Nov. 18, 1900. 

2. Calvin Shreve, b. not reported. 

3. Donnje Shreve, b. not reported. 

No. 964. Fifth Generation. 815. 

2) Isaiah Mericle, born in Hocking county, Ohio, Dec. 
13, 1858, married Mary C. Gusler, of Paulding county, 

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Ohio, Oct. 17, 1880. Paulding county, Ohio. Church of 
Christ, Grover Hill, Ohio. 

1. Stella Agnes Mericle, b. Sept. 5, 1881. No. 965. 

2. George F. Mericle, b. 'Jan. 31, 1883. No. 966. 

3. Warren Mericle, b. March 7, 1886. 

4. Cleo F. Mericle, b. Sept. 22, 1887. 

5. John H. Mericle, b. Dec. 23, 1888. 

6. Louis M. Mericle, b. March 21, 1892. 

7. Carrie E. Mericle, b. June 9, 1898. 

No. 965. Sixth Generation. 964. 

1) Stella Agnes Mericle, born in Paulding county, Ohio, 
Sept. 5, 1881, married Walter A. Moorman Oct. 6, 1899. 
Operates a tile factory, Paulding county, Ohio. 

1. Alan Oliver Moorman, b. April 8, 1900. 

2. Hazel Caroline Moorman, b. Nov. 12, 1903. 

No. 966. Sixth Generation. 964. 

2) George F. Mericle, born Jan. 31, 1883, married Ger- 
trude Doner, of Van Wert county, Ohio, April 25, 1905. 
Agent C. H. & D. Railroad Co., at Glandorf, Ohio. 

No. 967. Fifth Generation. 815. 

3) Sarah C. Mericle, born in Van Wert county, Ohio, 
July 1, 1861, married John E. Gillespie, of Paulding coun- 
ty, Ohio, Jan. 1, 1879. By thrift and industry this couple 
have come in possession of a beautiful and happy home. 
Christian, Grover Hill, Ohio. 

1. George H. Gillespie, b. in Paulding county, Ohio, 
Nov. 18, 1879. No. 968. 

2. Lula S. Gillespie, b. in Van Wert county, Ohio, Nov. 

5, 1881. No. 969. 

3. Raymond Gillespie, b. in Van Wert county, Ohio, 

Feb. 2, 1885. 

4. Iva Zoella Gillespie, b. in Van Wert county, Ohio, 

Feb. 8, 1889. 

5. Milton Leroy Gillespie, b. in Van Wert county, Ohio, 

May 30, 1892. 

6. Dora E. Gillespie, b. in Van Wert county, Feb. 7, 

1895. 

No. 968. Sixth Generation. 967. 

1) George H. Gillespie, born in Paulding county, Ohio, 

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Nov. 18, 1879, married Jessie Houchin May 18, 1901. He 
is employed in the farm implement store of N. B. Mericle, 
at Grover Hill, Ohio. 

1. Esther S. Gillespie, b. Jan. 10, 1902. 
-2. Waldo F. Gillespie, b. Feb. 29, 1904. 

No. 969. Sixth Generation. 967. 

2) Lula S. Gillespie, born in Van Wert county, Ohio, 
Nov. 5, 1881, married Clarence Cashel, of Grover Hill, 
March 5, 1905. 

No. 970. Fifth Generation. 815. 

4) Noah Beery Mericle, born in Van Wert county, Ohio, 
Feb. 4, 1867, married Mary E. Kohn Oct. 8, 1887. He has 
been a farmer, and in 1901 in the livery and feed business 
at Middlepoint, Ohio. At present he is manager of an 
implement store at Grover Hill, Ohio. U. B. church. 

1. Eliza Leona Mericle, b. July 18, 1888. 

2. Charles Floyd Mericle, b. March 28, 1890. 

3. Clarence Jacent Mericle, b. Sept. 20, 1892. 

4. Calvin Cloyd Mericle, b. Oct. 21, 1894. 

5. Velma Maria Mericle, b. May 7, 1897. 

6. George Laren Mericle, b. Sept. 28, 1899. 

No. 971. Fifth Generation. 815. 

5) Minerva Mericle, born in Van Wert county, Ohio, 
Dec. 15, 1870, married James F. McClure (no date). They 
united with the Christian church in early, life. After a 
lingering illness, Minerva died Sept. 15, 1902. No ad- 
dress. 

1. Lida Evalena McClure, b. March 22, 1892. 

2. Edna Maria McClure, b. Aug. 1, 1893. 

3. Samuel Russel McClure, b. March 9, 1896. 

4. Leona Pearl McClure, b. Sept. 8, 1897. 

5. George Noble McClure, b. Jan. 5, 1900. 

No. 972. Fourth Generation. 599. 

The Descendants of Susanna Beery Young. See No. 599. 

2) George Beery Young, born near Logan, Hocking Co., 
Ohio, Nov. 28, 1827, and Barbara Bright England, born 
Jan. 18, 1831, were married Jan. 30, 1851. U. B. Farmer, 
R. F. D. 4, Fort Jennings, Putnam Co., Ohio. 

1. Mary J. Young, b. March 10, 1852. No. 973. 

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2. Susannah Young, b. Jan. 23, 1853. No. 974. 

3. Elisabeth Young, b. Feb. 6, 1855. No. 976. 

4. Nancy B. Young, b. Oct. 30, 1856, d. July 29, 1861. 

5. Infant daughter Young, b. June 13, 1859, d. June 15, 
1859. 

6. Sarah Cath. Young, b. July 10, 1860. No. 977. 

7. David Young, b. July 10, 1866. No. 979. 

8. John Edward Young, b. Dec. 31, 1871. No. 980. 

No. 973. Fifth Generation. 972. 

1) Mary J. Young, born March 10, 1852, married Beed 
Bud in 1880. 

1. John Bud, b. 1881, d. in 1882. 

2. Frank Bud, b. 1883, m. (not known) in 1902. U. B. 
Employed in canning factory at Delphos, Ohio. 

The above Beed Bud left his wife, and in 1883 
she married Martin Funk. 

3. Elisabeth Funk, b. about 1884. 

4. Daughter Funk, b. about 1885, d. (no date). 

5. William Funk, b. (no date). Laborer. U. B., Oak- 
wood, Ohio. 

No. 974. Fifth Generation. 972. 

2) Susanna Young who was born Jan. 23, 1853, and 
Hiram Shindler, born Jan. 9, 1845, and died May 17, 
1891, were married Oct. 9, 1873. M. E. Farmer, Fort 
Jennings, Ohio. 

1. Samuel Shindler, b. Aug. 7, 1874. No. 975. 

2. George W. Shindler, b. Nov. 26, 1876, d. July 20, 
1886. 

3. Dora Bell Shindler, b. Aug. 9, 1878, d. June 1, 1882. 

4. Gussie E. Shindler, b. July 3, 1884. 

5. Bertha Shindler, b. Aug. 27, 1886. 

6. Ralph Shindler, b. Nov. 28, 1889. 

No. 975. Sixth Generation. 974. 

1) Samuel Shindler, born Aug. 7, 1874, married Martha 
Dunlap in 1895. M. E. Farmer, Fort Jennings, Ohio. 

1. Fliram Leroy Shindler, b. June 20, 1896. 

2. Joseph Elmer Shindler, b. Sept. 23, 1897. 

3. Harold Gilbert Shindler, b. March 27, 1904. 

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No. 976. Fifth Generation. 972. 

3) Elisabeth Young, born Feb. 6, 1855, married Samuel 
Binkley in 1875, who died (no date). Lutheran. Farmer, 
Fort Jennings, Ohio. 

1. Son Binkley, b. (no date), d. 

2. Edith Binkley, b. (no date), living. 

Elisabeth married Lewis Osenga in 1889. 

3. Daughter Osenga, b. (no date), d. 

4. Son Osenga, b. (no date), d. 

5. Son Osenga, b. (no date) living. 

No. 977. Fifth Generation. 972. 

6) Sarah Catharine Young, born July 10, 1860, married 
Frank C. Holden March 6, 1879. M. E. Real estate and 
loan agent. Van Wert, Ohio. 

1. Americas R. Holden, b. Dec. 26, 1879. No. 978. 

2. Perlie B. Holden, b. July 26, 1881. 

3. Maud C. Holden, b. Sept. 2, 1885. 

4. Bessie E. Holden, b. Oct. 14, 1888. • 

5. Xema M. Holden, b. Nov. 2, 1892. 

6. Richard V. Holden, b. June 6, 1896. 

No. 978. Sixth Generation. 977. 
1) Americas R. Holden, born Dec. 26. 1879. married 
Ima Johnson, Sept. 13, 1891. M. E. Farmer, Van Wert; 
Ohio. 

1. Beitrees Holden, b. March 5, 1903. 

2. Harry F. Holden, b. Sept. 18, 1904. 

No. 979. Fifth Generation. 972. 

7) David Young, born July 10, 1866, and Elisabeth A. 
Hamilton, born July 5, 1870, were married Dec. 21, 1889. 
No church. Hostler for doctor, Kalida, Ohio. 

1. William F. Young, b. Feb. 27, 1893. 

2. Henry L. Young, b. June 2, 1896, d. March 2, 1902. 

3. George L. Young, b. Aug. 17, 1898. 

No. 980. Fifth Generation. 972. 

8) John Edward Young, born Dec. 31, 1871, married 
DoUie H. Devault in 1891. M. E. Farmer and teamster, 
Fort Jennings, Ohio. 

1. Son Young, (no names nor dates). 

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2. Son Young, (no names nor dates). 

3. Daughter Young, (no names nor dates). 

End of George B. Young's Descendants. 

No. 981. Fourth Generation. 599. 

3) Rachel Young, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, Sept. 
12, 1829, and Ezra Shearburn, born in Fairfield county, 
Ohio, Feb. 12, 1831, were married June 14, 1855. Hus- 
band died Feb. 26, 1877. Wife died Dec. 15, 1890,— both 
in Putnam county, Ohio. Presbyterians. Farmer. 

1. Mary E. Shearburn, b. in Fairfield county, Ohio, Oct. 
11, 1856. No. 982. 

2. Jacob W. Shearburn, b. in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
April 3, 1858. No. 983. 

3. Anna J. Shearburn, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, Nov. 
30, 1862. No. 984. 

4. Margaret E. Shearburn, b. in Putnam county, Ohio, 
May 5, 1870. No. 984. 

No. 982. Fifth Generation. 981. 

1) Mary E. Shearburn, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
Oct. 11, 1856, married John Guin Aug. 30, 1880. No chil- 
dren. M. E. Farmer, Mount Cory, Hancock Co., Ohio. 

No. 983. Fifth Generation. 981. 

2) Jacob W. Shearburn, born in Fairfield county, Ohio, 
April 3, 1858, married Sarah Polen Feb. 12, 1885. Baptist. 
Employed in furniture factory, Piqua, Ohio. 

No. 984. Fifth Generation. 981. 

3) Anna J. Shearburn, born in Putnam county, Ohio, 
Nov. 30, 1862, married Frederick J. Lapoint Nov. 8, 1887. 
Presbyterians. Car builder, Delphos, Ohio. 

1. Ivah E. Lapoint, b. in Lucas county, Ohio, March 30, 
1890. 

2. Mary L. Lapoint, b. in Lucas county, Ohio, April 30, 
1892. 

The mother of the above children died July 2, 1894, and 
the father Oct. 1, 1896, married Margaret E. Shear- 
burn (sister to first wife), born May 5, 1870. 

3. Frederick L S. Lapoint, b. in Hancock county, Ohio, 
Feb. 5, 1898. 

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4. Rollin G. Lapoint, b. in Hancock county, Ohio, May 
18, 1901. 

5. Manuel W. Lapoint, b. Lima, Ohio, March 13, 1904. 

6. Mildred Lapoint, b. Lima Ohio, March 13, 1904. 
Nos. 5 and 6 were twins and died two days later. 

No. 985. Fourth Generation. 599. 

4) Susannah B. Young was born in Fafrfield county, 
Ohio, Sept. 19, 1832, and died Oct. 6, 1890. Jacob Heyd. 
born in Germany June 11, 1827, died Aug. 21, 1862. They 
were married Feb. 10, 1853. Wife, Presbyterian, husband, 
no church. Putnam county, Ohio. 

1. Margaret Heyd, b. Nov. 10, 1853, d. Oct. 30, 1854. 

2. David Heyd, b. April 16, 1855, d. March 11, 1857. 

3. Charles Heyd, b. Oct. 19, 1956. No. 986. 

4. Henry Heyd, b. Dec. 5, 1858. No. 988. 

5. Enos Heyd, b. Jan. 5, 1861. No. 990. 

Mr. Heyd died Aug. 21, 1862, and in January, 1872, 
the widow married Simeon Gary. 

6. Infant Gary, b. and d. March 2, 1873. 

7. Elisabeth Gary, b. June 20, 1875. No. 991. 

8. Infant Gary, b. and d. Sept. 10, 1876. 

No. 986. Fifth Generation. 985. 

3) Gharles Heyd, born Oct. 19, 1856, and Elisabeth 
Stemen, born March 2, 1860, were married Dec. 12, 1878. 
Christian. Farmer, Rimer, Ohio. 

1. Gora E. Heyd, b. Dec. 20, 1880. No. 987. 

2. Sarah L. Heyd, b. July 21, 1882, d. Oct. 19, 1900. 

3. Bessie G. Heyti, b. April 15, 1888. 

4. Minnie E. Heyd, b. Dec. 20, 1889. 

5. Ella B. Heyd, b. Jan. 27, 1892. 

No. 987. Sixth Generation. 986. 

1) Gora E. Heyd, born Dec. 20, 1880, married Ira G. 
Evans, Sept. 9, 1899. M. E. Farmer, Gomer, Ohio. 

1. Glen Orvan Ev^ns, b. Dec. 20, 1899. 

2. Irwin Clark Evans, b. March 27, 1901. 

No. 988. Fifth Generation. 985. 

4) Henry Heyd, born Dec. 5, 1858, and Luzilla Gorden, 
born Dec. 17, 1860, were married Oct. 8, 1880. M. E. 
Farmer, Vaughnsville, Ohio. 

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1. Pearl May Heyd, b. Jan. 4, 1882. No. 989. 

2. Mary Heyd, b. 1884. | . 

3. Olinda Heyd, b. 1884, d. . ( ^ '^'"^• 

4. John Wesley Heyd, b. April 14, 1886. 

5. Zoa Lenna Heyd, b. July 29, 1892. 

No. 989. Sixth Generation. 988. 

1) Pearl Alay Heyd, born Jan. 4, 1882, married David 
Hunt June 26, 1903. M. E. Farmer, Vaughnsville, Ohio. 
1. Benjamin Gorden Hunt, b. Sept. 2, 1903. 

No. 990. Fifth Generation. 985. 

5) Enos Heyd, born Jan. 5, 1861, and Elmeda Guin, born 
Dec. 9, 1863, were married Dec. 17, 1882. M. E. Rail- 
road man, Columbus Grove, Ohio. 

1. Rhoda Estella Heyd, b. July 3, 1886, d. Nov. 27, 1891. 

2. Verna Heyd, b. Aug. 16, 1889, d. Nov. 30, 1891. 

No. 991. Fifth Generation. 985. 

7) Elisabeth Heyd Gary, born June 20, 1875, and Elmer 
E. Hickerson, born Dec. 11, 1867, were married April 28, 
1896. Presbyterian. Farmer, McComb, Ohio. 

1. Harold D. Hickerson, b. June 29, 1898. 

No. 992. Fourth Generation. 599. 

5) Elisabeth Young, born April 25, 1834, married Henry 
Borman April, 1859. Presbyterian. Farmer, Kalida, 
Ohio. 

1. James D. Borman, b. July 27, 1861. No. 993. 

2. Roberta Borman, b. 1863. No. 994. 

3. Nancy Borman, b. , d. at the age of one year. 

4. Ezra S. Borman, b. Dec. 4, 1866. No. 995. 

No. 993. Fifth Generation. 992. 

1) James D. Borman, born July 27, 1861, and Louisa 
Krouse, "born Jan. 31, 1860, were married Jan. 16, 1883. 
Presbyterian. Farmer, Vaughnsville, Ohio. 

1. Infant daughter Borman, b. June 2, 1884. ) Twins, died 

2. Infant daughter Borman, b. June 2, 1884. \ in infancy. 

3. Orvil S. Borman, b. Feb. 2, 1893. 

4. Elisabeth L. C. Borman, b. April 14, 1899. 

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No. 994. Fifth Generation. 992. 

2) Roberta Borman, born 1863, and Walter C. Dye, born 
July 26, 1870, were married Dec. 1, 1897. Presbyterian. 
Barber, Kalida, Ohio. 

1. Elisabeth C. Dye, b. July 25, 1898. 

2. George E. Dye, b. Sept. 24, 1902. 

No. 995. Fifth Generation. 992. 

4) Ezra S. Borman, born Dec. 4, 1866, and Mary J. 
Rogers, born Dec. 25, 1870, were married Nov. 3, 1892. M. 
E. Farmer, Fort Jennings, Ohio. 

1. Lawrence Borman, b. Nov. 12, 1893. 

2. Myrtle Borman, b. April 26, 1897. 

3. Walter Borman, b. Dec. 7, 1898. 

4. Edward Borman, b. April 21, 1901. 

5. Ethel Borman, b. Oct. 27, 1902. 

No. 996. Fourth Generation. 599. ^ 

8) Enos Young, born March 24, 1839, and Clarissa Gary, 
born July 24, 1840, were married June 18, 1863. U. B. 
Farmer, Melrose, Ohio. 

1. M^artha E. Young, b. Jan. 31, 1866. No. 997. 

2. David G. Young, b. Oct 25, 1867. No. 998. 

3. Lora G. Young, b. Aug. 27, 1869, d. Sept. 10, 1870. 

4. Edward R. Young, b. Oct. 10, 1871. No. 999. 

5. William N. Young, b. Jan. 24, 1874. No. 1000. 

6. Emma M. Young, b. Nov 25, 1875, d. April 24, 1876. 

7. Glarissa E. Young, b. Aug. 23, 1879, d. Nov. 3, 1879. 

The mother of the above family died Aug. 24, 1879, and 
Mr. Young married Viola V. Jenkins May 1, 1881. 

8. Henry E. Young,, b. Jan. 24, 1882. No. 1001. 

9. Lewis J. Young, b. July 16, 1883. No. 1002. 

10. Ola M. Young, b. July 1, 1885. 

11. Anna E. Young, b. Feb. 17, 1887. 
- 12. Lula E. Young, b. June 17, 1893. 

^ No. 997. Fifth Generation. 996. 

1) Martha Elisabeth Young, who was born Jan. 31, 1866, 
and died Sept. 10, 1900, married James D. Rine Aug. 8, 
1882. U. B., Melrose, Ohio. 

1. G. R. K. Rine, b. May 22, 1884. 

2. Virnes O. Rine, b. Oct. 8, 1890. 

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3. Rusha P. Rine, b. May 17, 1893. 

4. Enos N. Rine, b. March 21, 1897. 

No. 998. Fifth Generation. 996. 

2) David C. Young, who was born Oct. 25, 1867, and 
died Aug. 24, 1902, married Sarah Thomas April 1, 1889. 
U. B. Railroad man, Toledo, Ohio. 

1. Dexter Young, b. March, 1890. 

No. 999. Fifth Generation. 996. 

4) Edward R. Young, born Oct. 10, 1871. He is a ship 
captain and has been on the ocean for many years. Has 
not been heard of for years. 

No. 1000. Fifth Generation. 996. 

5) William N. Young, born Jan. 24, 1874, is a conductor 
on a train in the switch yards at Toledo, Ohio. 

■ No. 1001. Fifth Generation. 996. 

8) Henry E. Young, born Jan. 24, 1882. Single. Em- 
ployed at the switch yards, Toledo, Ohio. 

No. 1002. Fifth Generation. 996. 

9) Lewis J. Young, born July 16, 1883. Single and is 
in the U. S. Standing Army. His whereabouts is not 
known. 

No. 1003. Fourth Generation. 599. 

10) Mary Young, who was born July 24, 1842, and died 
April 27, 1871, married Lester Dunlap in the autumn of 
1864. Presbyterians. Farmer, Rushmore, Ohio. 

1. W. E. Dunlap, b. Sept. 14, 1864. No. 1004. 

2. Emma J. Dunlap, b. Nov. 4, 1866. No. 1006. 

3. Jennie Dunlap, b. Aug. 25, 1868. No. 1007. 

No. 1004. Fifth Generation. 1003. 

1) W. E. Dunlap, born Sept. 14, 1864, married Jane 
Jenkins March 3, 1882. M. E. Postmaster at Grover 
Hill, Ohio. . 

1. Edna C. Dunlap, b. March 3, 1883. No. 1005. 

2. Goldie M. Dunlap, b. Nov. 9, 1886. 

3. Harry L. Dunlap, b. Dec. 18, 1889. 

4. Forest W. Dunlap, b. Sept. 29, 1891. 

5. Glen C. Dunlap, b. April 2, 1894. 

6. Ralph W. Dunlap, b. Oct. 15, 1903. 

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No. 1005. Sixth Generation. 1004. 

1) Edna C. Dunlap, born March 3, 1883, married A. R. 
Caris April 14, 1900. M. E. Farmer, Grover Hill, Ohio. 

1. r>arl Caris, b. March 28, 1901. 

No. 1006. Fifth Generation. 1003. 

2) Emma J. Dunlap, born Nov. 4, 1866, married Lewis 
Gorden Jan. 10, 1886. M. E. Laborer, Fort Jennings, 
Ohio. 

1. Maggie Gorden, b. March 22, 1887. 

2. Frederick Gorden, b. Sept. 3, 1888. 

3. Edward Gorden, b. June 25, 1890. 

4. Dillo Gorden, b. Oct. 15, 1892. 

5. Charles Gorden, b. Feb. 2, 1895. 

6. Virgil Gorden, b. Oct. 16, 1897. 

7. Lester Gorden, b. May 26, 1903. 

No. 1007. Fifth Generation. 1003. 

3) Jennie Dunlap, born Aug. 25, 1868, married John 
Cowen Aug. 15, 1888. County Recorder in Ottawa, Put- 
nam Co., Ohio. 

1. Trena N. Cowen, b. Nov. 11, 1889. 

2. Chloe J. Cowen, b. May 19, 1891. 

3. Ray M. Cowen, b. April 17, 1893. 

4. Grace C. Cowen, b. Sept. 2, 1895, d. Oct. 19, 1900. 

5. Helen L. Cowen, b. Aug. 5, 1899. 

No. 1008. Fourth Generation. 599. 

12) Lydia Young, who was born March 23, 1844, and 
died Sept. 13, 1876, married Henry C. Clevenger Oct. 19, 
1865. Wife, Presbyterian; husband, Christian. Livery- 
man, Kalida, Ohio. 

1. Thomas E. Clevenger, b. Feb. 21, 1867. No. 1009. 

2. Samuel E. Clevenger, b. March 2, 1870. No. 1010. 

3. Daniel G. Clevenger, b. Oct. 25, 1872. No. 1011. 

4. Mary A. Clevenger, b. June 26, 1875. No. 1012. 

No. 1009. Fifth Generation. 1008. 

1) Thomas Edward Clevenger, born Feb. 21, 1867, mar- 
ried Alice Clair May 29, 1890. Christians. Farmer and 
rancher, Higgins, Texas. 

1. Nettie E. Clevenger, b. March 2, 1891. 

2. Henry E. Clevenger, b. Feb. 23, 1893, d. July 4, 1896. 

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No. 1010. Fifth Generation. 1008. 

2) Samuel Earnest Clevenger, born March 2, 1870, mar- 
ried ]\Iargaret Rower March 18, 1891. Fireman on B. & 
O. railroad, Garrett, Ind. 

1. James M. Clevenger, b. Feb. 9, 1892. 

2. Leola A. Clevenger, b. Sept. 24, 1893. 

3. Ursula R. Clevenger, b. Jan. 30, 1895. 

4. John B. Clevenger, b. Sept. 16, 1898. 

5. Lester R. Clevenger, b. Oct. — , 1903. 

No. 1011. Fifth Generation. 1008. 

3) Daniel Gilbert Clevenger, born Oct. 25, 1872, married 
Louisa Baxter Dec. 31, 1894. Section hand on P. & F. 
railroad, Dixon, Ohio. 

1. Glen A. Clevenger, b. July 16, 1895, d. June 29, 1896. 

2. Mabel P. Clevenger, b. Nov. 19, 1897, d. Sept. 26, 1903. 

3. Guy V. Clevenger, b. April 18, 1898. 

4. Ralph E. Clevenger, b. Oct. 21, 1900. 

5. Mazie C. Clevenger, b. Aug. 17, 1904. 

No. 1012. Fifth Generation, 1008. 

4) Mary Alma Clevenger, who was born June 26, 1875, 
and died March 8, 1895, married William H. Garner, Dec. 
24, 1903. Christian. Carpenter and blacksmith, Vaughns- 
ville, Ohio. 

1. Leslie C. Garner, b. March 1, 1895. 

No. 1013. Fourth Generation. 599. 

13) Daniel Young, born July 15, 1845 and Emma Gif- 
ford, born Sept. 27, 1844, were married Oct. 31, 1867. 
Christians. Farmer, Vaughnsville, Ohio. The writer is 
greatly indebted to Mr. Young for his efficient help in se- 
curing the information concerning the descendants of the 
David Young family; many thanks. — J. H. W. 

1. Edith May Young, b. Dec. 15, 1874. Christian. Taught 
school for twelve years. Died from the effects of a 
runaway Jan. 30, 1904. 

2. John Young, b. Jan. 21, 1878, died April 29, 1878. 

3. William Elisha David Young, b. Oct. 16, 1880. No. 
1014. 

4. Clinton Young, b. Aug. 14, 1884, d. Dec. 11, 1884. 

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No. 1014. Fifth Generation. 1013. 

3) William E. D. Young, born Oct. 16, 1880, and Jennie 
Jones, born Sept. 29, 1865, were married Dec. 23, 1903. 
Congregationalists. Farmer, Vaughnsville, Ohio. 

No. 1015. Fourth Generation. 599. 

14) David Young, born March 11, 1847, and Rachel R. 
Sakemiller, born Sept. 23, 1854, married (no date). M. E. 
Farmer, Middlepoint, Ohio. 

1. Albert H. Young, b. March 3, 1874. No. 1016. 

2. Iva Myrtle Young, b. Nov. 7, 1877. M. E. Single. 
Dressmaker, Columbus Grove, Ohio. 

3. Edna Lenora Young, b. May 1, 1880. No. 1017. 

4. Lizzie Pearl Young, b. Jan. 17, 1884. At home. ) ^ 

5. John Earl Young, b. Jan. 17, 1884. Barber, V .| 
Lima, Ohio. \ ^ 

6. Glen Young, b. Jan. 12, 1892. ) 

7. Lem Young, b. Jan. 12, 1892. ( ^^^^"^' ^- ^^"^^ ^^y- 

No. 1016. Fifth Generation, 1015. 

1) Albert H. Young, born March 3, 1874, married Elisa- 
beth Potts in 1901. M. E. Manager oil fields, Selma, 
Ind. 

No. 1017. Fifth Generation. 1015. 

3) Edna Lenore Young, born May 1, 1880, married 
Samuel Sterling in 1899. Farmer, Middlepoint, Ohio. 

1. James Dewy Sterling, b. in 1890. 

No. 1018. Fourth Generation. 937. 

1) James Oscar Burner, born June 23, 1842, married 
Calista Jessup Feb. 26, 1868. 

1. Clara Dell Burner, b. April 30, 1873, d. Jan. 18, ) ^• 
1874. I .S 

2. Carrie Bell Burner, b. April 30, 1873. ) ^ 

The above mother died March 19, 1874, and the hus- 
band married Clara Bell Tatman March 2, 1875. Mr. 
Burner died Oct. 28, 1903. 

3. Effie Myrtle Burner, b. Aug. 27, 1875, d. Nov. 17, 1892. 

4. Cleon Oscar Burner, b. Oct. 22, 1876. No. 1019. 

5. Ethel Naoma Burner, b. Dec. 31, 1880. 

6. James Orth Burner, b. Dec. 28, 1890. 

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No. 1019. Fifth Generation. 1018. 

4) Cleon Oscar Burner, born Oct. 22, 1876, married Mar- 
garet King Dec. 25, 1898. 

1. Margaret M. Burner, b. June 29, 1900. 

2. Letta Clara Burner, b. Oct. 26, 1902. 

* 3. James Cleon Burner, b. Sept. 26, 1904, d. Feb. ' 
4, 1905. 
4. Robert Leon Burner, b. Sept. 26, 1904, d. April 
17, 1905. 



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No. 1020. Fourth Generation. 937. 

2) Orange V. Burner, born March 28, 1844, married 
Mary C. Babcock Sept. 30, 1869. 

1. Iretta Burner, b. Aug. 10, 1870, d. Jan. 26, 1875. 

2. Charles A. Burner, b. Aug. 8, 1877, m. Eva Culbertson 
June 26, 1898. 

3. James Franklin Burner, b. March 22, 1880, m. Jennie 
Barnard Nov. 15, 1903. 

4. Luella Jane Burner, b. April 10, 1887. 

No. 1021. Fourth Generation. 937. 

3) Heber N. Burner, born Jan. 15, 1848, married Ma- 
tilda Horn Jan. 10, 1871. 

1. John Abram Burner, b. Oct. 18, 1871. No. 1022. 

2. William Ross Burner, b. Nov. 5, 1873. No. 1023. 

3. Delia May Burner, b. Jan. 16, 1879. No. 1024. 

4. James Ovid Burner, b. Feb. 28, 1882. 

No. 1022. Fifth Generation. 1021. 

1) John Abram Burner, born Oct. 18, 1871, married 
Victoria May Lucas June 13, 1897. 

1. Matilda Joy Burner, b. March 28, 1898. 

2. George Ovid Burner, b. Sept. 28, 1900. 

3. Mary Elvira Burner, b. Oct. 28, 1902. 

No. 1023. Fifth Generation. 1021. 

2) William Ross Burner, born Nov. 5, 1873, married 
Effie Patterson March 20, 1898. 

1. Loren Edmondson Burner, b. March 9, 1901. 

2. Julia Burner, b. June 26, 1904. 



3. Julian Burner, b. June 26, 1904. '' Twins. 

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No. 1024. Fifth Generation. 1021. 

3) Delia May Burner, born Jan. 16, 1879, married Ed- 
ward Clark Goatley Feb. 12, 1899. 

1. Mildred Opal Gotley, b. May 9, 1900. 

No. 1025. Fourth Generation. 937. 

4) Abraham Endorus Burner, who was born May 8, 
1851 and died Oct. 24, 1901, married Florence Hixon Oct. 
20, 1875. 

1. Bonnie Alice Burner, b. Aug. 14, 1878. No. 1026. 

2. Edgar Guy Burner, b. July 11, 1880, d. July 17, 1880. 

No. 1025. Fifth Generation. 1025. 

1) Bonnie Alice Burner, born Aug. 14, 1878, married 
John J. Barnett Nov. 26, 1902. 

1. Jack Wellington Barnett, b. Oct. 26, 1904. 

No. 1027. Fourth Generation. 937. 

5) Mary Endora Burner, born May 8, 1851, married 
Jacob Herrold March 11, 1874. 

1. Ada R. Herrold, b. July 25, 1876. 'No. 1028. 

2. Grover C. Herrold, b. Nov. 25, 1884. 



3. Gertrude Herrold, b. Nov. 25, 1884. ' ^wms. 
No. 1028. Fifth Generation. 1027. 

1) Ada R. Herrold, born July 25, 1876, married Cashius 
Barnard Sept. 2, 1896. 

1. Allen H. Barnard, b. July 25, 1897. 

2. Ralph H. Barnard, b. May 8, 1901. 

3. Alice G. Barnard, b. May 6, 1903. 

The last eleven families have no addresses reported. 
It is, however, supposed that they are in the vicnity of 
Laporte, Ind. 

No. 1029. Fifth Generation. 876. 

2) Emma Susan Funk, born at Bremen, Ohio, May 24, 
1868, married Lewis Hardwick June 9, 1895. Bremen, 
Ohio. 

1. Clara Hardwick, b. Sept. 1, 1896. 

No. 1030. Fifth Generation. 876. 

3) John W. Funk, born Jan. 12, 1870, married Letta A. 
Hardwick Aug. 4, 1895. Bremen, Ohio. 

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1. William Funk, b. Nov. 2, 1896. 

2. Hazel Funk, b. Feb. 18, 1901. 

No. 1031. Fifth Generation. 876. 

6) Hester I. Funk, born Feb. 22, 1877, /lied Sept. 3, 1902. 
She had married Albert Jones July 8, 1901. 

No. 1032. Fourth Generation. 542. 

3) John William Funk, born Jan. 7, 1847, died March 28, 
1878. He had married Lydia Stemen (no date), Bremen, 
Ohio. 

1. Ella Funk, b. (no date), m. Mr. Fickle, Logan„ Hock- 
ing Co., Ohio. 

2. Maggie Funk, b. (no 'date), m. Mr. Miller, Logan, 
Hocking Co., Ohio. 

3. Sarah Funk, b. (no date), m. Mr. Miller, Logan, 
Hocking Co., Ohio. 

I am sorry that some of the families about Bremen and 
in Fairfield, Hocking and Perry counties, Ohio, were not 
definitely reported. — J. H. W. 

No. 1033. Sixth Generation. 661. 

2) Andrew S. Shenk, born (no date), near Elida, Ohio, 
and Rhoda E. Stemen, born same place, Dec. 31, 1879, 
were married Oct. 21, 1899. Mennonites, Lima, Ohio. 
Related (see No. 641). 

1. Menno W. Shenk, b. Nov. 16, 1900. 

2. Carol W. Shenk, b. May 20, 1902. 

3. Oliver W. Shenk, b. Nov. 2, 1903. 

No. 1034. Sixth Generation. 661. 

3) Emma J. Shenk, born near Elida, Ohio (no date), 
married John Stemen March 3, 1902. Mennonites, Elida, 
Ohio. 

1. Karl Milton Stemen, b. July 15, 1903. 



2. Katharyn Mildred Stemen, b. July 15, 1903 ' ^wms. 

No. 1035. Sixth Generation. 667. 

2) Amanda Hartman, born Sept. 23, 1873, married 
James Weldy Jan. 6, 1895. Mennonite. Farmer, Waka- 
rusa, Ind. 

1. Cora Weldy, b. March 6, 1896. 

2. Ray Weldy, b. , 1898. 

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No. 1036. Fifth Generation. 27. 

2) J. C. Wilbert, born June 27, 1859, married Susan 
Clark Dec. 25, 1882. Carpenter, 131 Belmont Ave., Spring- 
field, Ohio. Their children are Harry, Cora and Ada. 

No. 1037. Fifth Generation. 27. 

3) Mary F. Wilbert, born Sept. 22, 1861, married C. S. 
Lohnes Oct. 1, 1879. Donnellsville, Ohio. 

1. Orris Lohnes, b. , m. Gertrude Smith Sept. 1, 

1902. 

2. Edward Lohnes, b. , d. . 

3. Maud Lohnes, b. . 

4. Nellie Lohnes, b. , d. . 



No. 1038. Fifth Generation. 27. 

4) L. C. Wilbert, born Dec. 22, 1863, married Jennie 
Lohnes Aug. 18, 1887. Carpenter and farmer, Donnels- 
ville, Ohio. Their children: Bessie, Grace, Edith, Lucile 
(dead), Clarence and Luther. 

No. 1039. Fifth Generation. 27. 

5) Sarah E. Wilbert, born Dec. 18, 1866, married A. G. 
Harnish March, 1890. Agent, life insurance, 3104 E. 3rd 
St., Dayton, Ohio. Two children, Wilbert and Maria. 

No. 1040. Fifth Generation. 27. 

6) Malinda C. Wilbert, born Feb. 2, 1868, married A. M. 
Brehm June, 1889. Traveling salesman, 474 3rd St., 
Brooklyn, N. Y. No children. 

No. 1041. Fifth Generation. 27. 

8) Anna H. Wilbert, born Aug. 7, 1872, married J. C. 
Minnich May 15, 1904. Employed in the Rubber Tire 
factory, Donnelsville, Ohio. No children. 

After my continued calls for nearly two years for these 
Wilbert families, they came in two weeks after the manu- 
script was sent to the publishing house. Through the 
kindness of the printers it is still inserted. — J. H. W. 



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VALEDICTION. 



The readers of this History will please bear in mind 
that the author's limited education comes far short of 
producing a work equivalent to the efforts of those who 
are up-to-date writers for the " press " and the public. 
Your unworthy servant, in 1903, completed the long-felt 
want of the Wenger History, after which he was urgently 
pressed into the service of writing the Beery genealogy. 
The above Histories should have been produced long 
ago, but it appears that no one v/ould undertake the task. 
While a large number in both lineages are highly and 
thoroughly educated, no one was willing to do this im- 
portant v/ork. 

I acknowledge that I am an historian, even from child- 
hood, yet I consider myself incapable of producing an 
up-to-date work, especially so when I compare my ability 
with that of my educated relatives. However, I have 
given points and dates, and if, in the future, some of the 
refined and intelligent relatives wish to add spice and 
fluency, they can do so. 

Nov. 15, 1905, I will have crossed the milestone of 
seventy years, and am nearing the sunset of life, when, 
in many cases, fluency and polish in writing have ceased, 
at least, to some extent, but I hope that coming genera- 
tions will continue these genealogies by beginning where 
this History leaves off, so that, as it grows in numbers, 
it may also grow in interest. The author is greatly in- 
debted to the many who so faithfully and energetically 
contributed to this work, and aided the author in looking 
up certain lineages in their vicinities for the benefit of 
this History. 

These contributors are legion, and space forbids to 
make mention of all of them. The few who gave the 
greatest amount of help were I. N. Beery, of Edom, Va., 
Solomon Beery, Dayton, Va., J. E. Shaver, Friedens, Va., 
Rev. J. B. Mclnturff, Strasburg, Va., Dr. G. O. Beery, Lan- 

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caster, Ohio; Eld. P. H. Beery, Covington, Ohio; and 
Daniel Young, Vaiighnsville, Ohio. Besides these there 
are many others, who, for their efficient work are com- 
mended, and to whom many thanks are due. 

It is strange that, in the lar^e number of people with 
whom I had to deal with in this case, their minds, opinions 
and interest run in so many different channels. In a 
very great majority of cases the Beery descendants were 
exceedingly prompt in reporting their family records, and 
were overanxious for the publication of this work. There 
were some who answered only after my continued calls. 

Then, again, a very few could not be awakened and never 
responded, hence the missing links in those families. It 
is supposed that these persons would not appreciate the 
History, provided it was donated to them. Indeed, they 
are to be pitied, and for these cases of omission I am 
not responsible. 

In securing the points of information of these aged an- 
cestors and their descendants, it was necessary to inter- 
view grandfathers and grandmothers, family Bibles, etc., 
as well as old documents and public records. As the in- 
formation came in crude form, it was necessary to shape 
it by rewriting, interlining and correcting, after which it 
had to be rewritten, and yet all this was small, compared 
with the letter-writing to so many nooks and corners for 
information. Some of the answers were mixed up and 
badly written, which made it difficult to analyze. It 
is to be wondered whether there is one in a thousand, of 
the readers of' this History, who realizes the amount of 
work connected with the search for the material of this 
vast relationship. 

The writer wishes the readers to observe that the 
object in producing this History is not speculation, but 
in honor due to my ancestors, and for the purpose of in- 
teresting the relatives who are thus mentioned, as well as, 
perhaps, many of the future generations who may pos- 
sibly look upon it with interest, to know who their an- 
cestors and relatives were. 

The author donates his two years' time and work, be- 
sides postal and other expenses, and if the sale of the 
books will but barely compensate for the printing and 

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binding it is all that is expected. Therefore it is to be 
hoped that the Beery generations will be liberal and prompt 
in purchasing books and helping to defray the expenses 
of publication. Indeed it was with great difficulty that 
all these available points .were obtained, and yet, since 
the; completion, I accept the results with a feeling of satis- 
faction that the history of our noble ancestors and their 
descendants has been recorded. 

In concluding this article, I feel that I would love to 
become personally acquainted with each one of its 
readers, but this is impossible. I would very much appre- 
ciate as a favor, to have a postal card or letter from as 
many of those who feel disposed to send me a word of 
approval or disapproval, of the interest they may find in 
this unpolished History. If disapproval, do not hesitate 
to be frank in mentioning your criticisms. 

Respectfully yours, 

J. H. WENGER. 
July 27, 1905. 



EXPLANATION. 



The fractional numbers in this History are due to de- 
linquency of families, who were late in reporting, therefore, 
in order to place them in rotation with their nearest rel- 
atives, it was necessary to add them as fractional. 

The foregoing 1,041 full numbers and 22 fractional num- 
bers make a total of 1,063 families, and between five and 
six thousand persons, all related, of whom 706 bear the 
name of Beery. 

This History is on sale, at $1.50 per copy, postpaid. 
Send all orders and money to Joseph H. Wenger, South 
English, Iowa. 



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GENERAL INDEX. 



The first-mentioned names are those who are in direct 
relation with the Beery lineage. You can determine 
whom you want by the marriage partner. The left-hand 
column of figures shows the number of generations. The 
right-hand column shows the corresponding number under 
which the name is recorded. Pay no attention to pages. 

Gen. Married. No. 

6. Andes, Benjamin F., Sarah M. Davis, Clara I. 

Lawhorn, ^"^-' 

6. Andes, Catharine R., Roswell C. Wilcox, 588 

6. Andes, Jacob S., Minnie J. Swanson, 593 

6. Andes, John Wm., Myrtle May Anderson, 589 

6. Andes, Mary F., Richard W. Davis, 592 

6. Andes, Martha E., Fredrick Cool, 594 

6. Andes, Samuel M., Anna F. Wildermuth, 591 

6. Bartle, May Irene, Charles W. Salyards, 586 

6. Bartlet, Ressie P., Fred T. C. Pierson, 585 

1. Beery, Abraham, Mary Gochenour, 1 

2. Beery, Abraham, Magdalena Rife, Barbara Good,... 2 

3. Beery, Abraham, Elisabeth Wenger, 7 

3. Beery, Abraham, Magdalena Miller, 14 

4. Beery, Abraham, Elisabeth Heindel, 844 

4. Beery, Abraham W., Martha McCord, 22 

4. Beery, Abraham, Mary Beery, 860 

4. Beery, Abraham M., Louisa Bury (not Beery), 348 

5. Beery, Abraham W., single, 352 

4. Beery, Abraham S., Margaret Hunsaker, 495 

3. Beery, Abraham, Mrs. Hannah Allebaugh, 543 

3. Beery, Abraham G., Sarah A. Keller, 604 

5. Beery, Abraham H., Fannie L. Lehman, 791 

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Gen. Married No. 

5. Beery, Abraham, Fannie French, May Ganger, Nan- 
nie May Oberholser, 704 

3. Beery, Anna, Henry Wenger, 16 

4. Beery, Anna, David Biirkholdcr, 19 

4. Beery, Anna, Peter Rhodes, 50 

4. Beery, Anna, John H. May, 67 

4. Beery, Anna, John Driver, Jacob Driver, 343 

3. Beery, Anna, Michael McLoughlin, 539 

4. Beery, Anna, William Her, 798 

5. Beery, Anna E., F. O. Thomas, 839 

5. Beery, Anna R., Wm. A. Best, 417 

5. Beery, Annie R., Daniel Saddler, 508 

5. Beery, Annie B., Christian Ream, 848 

5. Beery, Annie E., Joseph W. Geil, 238 

5. Beery, Ambrose H., single, 321 

3. Beery, Barbara, Joseph Wenger, 9 

3. Beery, Barbara, Henry Brenneman, 597 

3. Beery, Barbara, Jacob Funk, 542 

4. Beery, Barbara, Abraham Lehman, 20 

4. Beery, Barbara, Jacob Shank, . . . 51 

4. Beery, Barbara A., John Wampler, 11 

4. Beery, Barbara A., John W. Bov/ers, 358 

4. Beery, Barbara, George Mericle, 815 

4. Beery, Benjamin, Malinda C. Moore, 25 

5. Beery, Benjamin F., Sallie Poagiie, .....2)27 

5. Beery, Bertie E., Charles W. Rodgers, 711 

5. Beery, Bessie E., Ivan St. John, 850 

3. Beery, Catharine, Michael B. Cline, 18 

3. Beery, Catharine, Benj. Fielding Ralston, 473 

3. Beery, Catharine, Nicholas Stemen, ; 598 

4. Beery, Catharine, Jacob S. Rhodes, 57 

4. Beery, Catharine, John Geil, 65 

4. Beery, Catharine, Wm. Showalter, 81 

4. Beery, Catharine, Lemuel Disbennett, 505 

4. Beery, Catharine, Jacob Funk, 856 

4. Beery, Catharine, Harvey Friesner, 627 

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Gen. Married No. 

4. Beery, Catharine, Jewett Messick, 780 

4. Beery, Catharine, Richard T. Berkley, Wm. H. 

Dodds, 809 

5. Beery, Catharine, R. McCune, '. 496 

5. Beery, Catharine (Kate), Reuben W. Graham, 160 

5. Beery, Clara, Dr. B. W. Switzer, 254, 258 

5. Beery, Caroline, Larren H. Root, 703 

5. Beery, Charles E., Ella Fritz, 161 

5. Beery, Charles C, Myrtle L. Chrisholm, 570 

5. Beery, Chester M., single, 323 

3. Beery, Christian D., Nancy Blosser, 603 

4. Beery, Christian C, Magdalena Beery, 789 

5. Beery, Cyrus H., not known, 320 

3. Beery, Daniel, Anna Huffman, Mrs. Anna Tidd,.... 11 

4. Beery, Daniel F., Rebecca Brenneman, 626 

5. Beery, Daniel F., Mary E. Graham, 153 

5. Beery, Daniel H., Ida Heisey, 838 

3. Beery, David, Elisabeth Niswander, Susan Rohr- 

baugh, 8 

4. Beery, David A., Mrs. Sarah Morrison, . . .\ 28 

5. Beery, David H., Laura K. Beery, 164 

5. Beery, David F., 'Lydia Myers, 842 

5. Beery, Delia J., James B. Bush, .'..846 

6. Beery, Delmer A., single, 337 

4. Beery, Dev^att C, Annie E. Brunk, 63 

5. Beery, Dewitt A., Jennie Slavens, 269 

6. Beery, Docia E., Allen Owen, 559 

3. Beery, Elisabeth, John Brenneman, 10 

3. Beery, Elisabeth, John Detrick, 435 

3. Beery, Elisabeth, Joseph Fry, 572 

4. Beery, Elisabeth, Joseph Rhodes, 21 

4. Beery, Elisabeth C, Ben. O. Largent, E. Baker, ... 29 

4. Beery, Elisabeth, George K. Moyers, 49 

4. Beery, Elisabeth, Ambrose Bowman, 68 

4. Beery, Elisabeth, Beiij. F. Wampler, 78 

4. Beery, Elisabeth, Lewis Driver, 328 

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Gen. 


4. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


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6. 


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3. 


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4. 


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4. 


Beery, 


2. 


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3. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


5. 


Berry, 


5. 


Beery, 


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6. 


Beery, 


5. 


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3. 


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Beery, 



Married No. 

Elisabeth, Andrew Wright, 506 

Elisabeth, Michael C. Flick, 797 

Elisabeth A., John H. Hufford, 812 

Elisabeth J., Edson B. Fast, 163 

Elisabeth, George F. Hartman, .378 

Elisabeth, George Vannatta, 499 

Elisabeth, Christian F. Shank, 545 

Edward T., Clara A. Miesse, 159 

Edward T., single, 342 

Edwin M., single, 240 

Elmira, Edwin Beatty, 157 

Emma J., Robert T. Gregg, l62 

Emma H., B. Frank Rodeffer, 311 

Emma L., Clarence J. Peters, 560 

Frances, David Dalston, 511 

Frances, Geo. W. Showalter, 80 

Frances V., Martin V. Kirkpatrick, 565 

Franklin S., Emma Sites, 158 

Franklin E., single, 350 

Franklin T., Ella G. Wheeler, 567 

M. Frank, Virginia Lester, 70 

Fredrick, Elisabeth Warner, 45 

George, Susanna Funk, 5 

George F., Elisabeth Reedy, 600 

George W., Sarah Kreider, Mary Good, 628 

George- O. Dr., Gabriella Smith, 349 

George E., Maggie Smith, 564 

George W., Bettie Franklin, 326 

George W., Minnie Irvin, 336 

Georgetta M., single, 419 

Henry, Lydia Grove, 15 

Henry, Mary Weaver, 601 

Henry C, Emma J. Murry, 69 

Henry N., Mary E. Fletcher, 571 

Henry S., Mary A. Terristo, 814 

Hannah, Anthony Rhodes, 53 

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Gen. Married No. 

5. Beery, Hannah M., John C. Beery, 552 

5. Beery, Harvey F., Cecil Swift, 705^/4 

4. Beery, Isaac N., Mary J. Swank, 58 

4. Beery, Isaac V., Mary Houston, 492 

5. Beery, Isaac R., Elisabeth Shafifer, 504 

5. Beery, Ida E., Isaac N. Miesse, 155 

5. Beery, Isa Nellie, John J. Wenger, 252 

2. Beery, Jacob, Mary Good, 45/4 

3. Beery, Jacob, Hanna Stoner, 491 

4. Beery, Jacob D., Zuella Haines, 32 

4. Beery, Jacob T., Isabella Atchison, 325 

4. Beery, Jacob G., Martha Brant, 507 

5. Beery, James A., Stella Miller, 156 

5. Beery, Jesse C, Mary J. Geiger, 497 

2. Beery, John, Barbara Kagy, 4 

3. Beery, John, Lydia Showalter, 471 

3. Beery, John K., Magdalena Wenger, 12 

4. Beery, John C., Hannah M. Beery, 59 

4. Beery, John, Miss Wilson, 810 

4. Beery, John G., Felissa Farrer, 66 

4. Beery, John, Sarah Funk, 786 

4. Beery, John H., Laura J. Moyer, 79 

4. Beery, John, Lydia Foreman, 866 

4. Beery, John H., Delilah Niswander, 334 

5. Beery, John H., Ella Page, Letta Page, 424 

5. Beery, John, Maggie S. Wampler, 380 

5. Beery, John W., Rebecca Swartz, 555 

5. Beery, John W., Clara Gunsaulis, 790 

5. Beery, John E., single, 714 

3. Beery, Joseph, Frances Garber, Elisabeth Rodeflfer, 17 

3. Beery, Joseph, Mary Brenneman, 472 

4. Beery, Joseph, Martha Pence, 26 

4. Beery, Joseph W., never married 60 

4. Beery, Joseph, Mary E. Pritchard, 852 

5. Beery, Joseph E., Frankie Blair, 154 

5. Beery, Joseph W., Sarah Sanders, 267 

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Gen. 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


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5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5, 


Beery, 


2. 


Beery, 


3. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 



Married No. 

Joseph, Rebecca A. Rhodes, 381 

Joseph S., Ella Edwards, 426 

Josiah Sr., Anna S. Jacobs, 544 

Josiah Jr., Emma Morris, 561 

Laura A., single, 840 

Laura K., David H. Beery, 239 

Laura K., Benj. F. Keown, 558 

Lewis, Mary A. Stoneburner, Mary Swartz, 

Rachael C. Houston, 47 

Lewis W., Anna Reber, 152 

Lillian L, Benj. S. West, 340 

Lillian G., Frank Johnston, 771 

Liva M., Jeremiah Shaffer, 427 

Louisa, Wm. Frazier, 509 

Lucinda M., D. C. Taylor, 854 

Lydia, John Suthers, 24 

Lydia F., Blair Leffel, 30 

Lydia, George W. Hallowell, 48 

Lydia, Michael Shank, 55 

Lydia, Noah Keller, 330 

Lydia, Robert S. Gaines, 785 

Lydia E., Ammi Miller, 338 

Lydia, Abraham Leatherman, 793 

Lydia A., Byron M. Hitchcock, 847 

Lydia, Benjamin Senger, 863 

Magdaline, Abraham Burner, 6 

Magdaline, Isaac Miller, 540 

Magdelena, Christian C. Beery, 865 

Maida E., Aldine Beach, 256 

Maggie C, Dr. M. S. Zircle, 61 

Maggie E., Wm. H. Sipe, 236 

Maggie V., Jesse T. Rice, 251 

Maggie O., B. H. Anderson, 268 

Malinda M., John Nogle, 794 

Matilda, Stephen Swift, 70534 

Matilda A., David E. Younce, 502 

304 



Gen. Married No. 

4. Beery, Margaret, John Swank, 787 

5. Beery, Margaret M., Wm. P. Byers, 418 

5. Beery, Margaret J., B. P. Myers, ^ 837 

4. Beery, Martin, Elisabeth Myers, 64 

5. Beery, Martin L., E. Mabel Smith, 849 

5. Beery, Martha V., Samuel Miller, 310 

5. Beery, Martha B., Ora Q. Boggs, 503 

5. Beery, Martha J., William C. Simmers, 562 

5. Beery, Martha, Clarence IJ. Nusbaum, 772 

3. Beery, Mary, Jacob Brenneman, 13 

4. Beery, Mary, David H. Landes, 23 

4. Beery, Mary, Benjamin Gingher, 46 

4. Beery, Mary M., John H. Frank, 359 

4. Beery, Mary A., Jasper Hawse, 62 

4. Beery, Mary E., George W. Frazier, 816 

5. Beery, Mary A., J. W. Kanode, 151 

5 . Beery, Mary A., died single, 569 

6. Beery, Mary A., Herman C. Swan, 557 

5. Beery, Mary, David A. Shatzer, Samuel Blosser, . . . .861 

5. Beery, Mary Lula, Isaac B. Wenger, 250 

5. Beery, Mary C., William Gowl, 308 

5. Beery, Mary L., George C. Miller, 351 

5. Beery, Mary W., George W. Arnold, 421 

5. Beery, Mary A. E., Manderville John, 422 

5. Beery, Mary C., Orlando Swainhart, 792 

4. Beery, Millie, John Spitler, 805 

5. Beery, Minnie D., Samuel L. Hoover, 237 

4. Beery, Michael Franklin, Virginia Lester, 70 

4. Beery, Michael A., Sallie Atchison, 339 

5. Beery, Nellie C., Joseph H. Ward, .242 

5. Beery, Nettie M., Samuel J. Fickel, 165 

5. Beery, Newton C., Elisabeth Herzog, 335 

2. Beery, Nicholas, Barbara Kagy, . 3 

4. Beery, Noah W., Catharine V. Neff, 56 

4. Beery, Noah W., Laura Elder, 820 

4. Beery, Noah, Eliza Swank, , 795 

305 • 



Gen. 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


3. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


3. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


3. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


3. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


4. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 


5. 


Beery, 



Married No. 

Noah v., Eliza C. Bowman, 501 

Olive v., Dewitt A. Swank, 241 

Peter V., Margaret Pulse, 541 

Peter, Mary Swank, 788 

P. H. Eld., Catharine Blosser, 498 

Priscella, John A. Landes, 379 

Rachael, Henry Stemen, 602 

Rebecca, Conrad Wilbert, 27 

Reese P., Addie V. Chronisler, 853 

Roy P., Elisabeth F. Whitmore, 255 

Samuel, Jennie Spicer, 510 

Samuel, Dorcas Dougherty, 784 

Samuel H., Eva E. Caldwell, 811 

Samuel N., Stella B. Freed, 568 

Sarah, Jacob C. Rhodes, 52 

Sarah A., died single, 31 

Sarah, Elias Disbennet, 493 

Sarah, Aaron Mericle, 813 

Sarah, Jacob J. Frank, 353 

Sarah E., Samuel Mills, 864 

Sarah J., Solomon B. Wenger, 309 

Sarah E., John W. Leith, 416 

Sarah F., Curtis Robinson, 423 

Sil-as D., died single, 500 

Solomon, Mary Qeil, Anna Wenger, 76 

Stuart, Bessie McMellen, 553, 257 

Susanna, David Young, 599 

Susanna, Martin Brenneman, 54 

Susanna, Lewis J. Morris, 851 

Susanna, Daniel Poling, 494 

Susanna, Menno Good, 757 

Susanna, David Flick, 796 

Susanna, John W. McLoughlin, 150 

Susanna C, Daniel R. Rodgers, 713 

Susanna J., James Vickroy, 841 

Theresa U., Emmer R. Shank, 252 

306 



Gen. Married No. 

5. Beery, Thomas P., Clara A. Nothnagle, 254 

6. Beery, Thomas C, Cora B. Davis, 556 

5. Beery, Viola May, S. E. Yokely, 270 

5. Beery, Virgil E., Florence Riley, 715 

5. Beery, Walter, single, 324 

5. Beery, Wilbert O., single, 716 

5. Beery, Wilford A., C. Edna Estabrook, 855 

5. Beery, William F., Rose Chowden, 322 

5. Beery, Wiliam T., Annie G. Smith, 420 

5. Beery, William D., Alice Leeper, 425 

5. Beery, William F., Laura Moffet, 705 

5. Beery, William B., Mamie Loy, 712 

5. Beery, William E., Lillie A. Clapp, 845 

5. Beery, William, Ida Venzelberger, 843 

4. Brenneman, Abraham, Nancy Cable, 740 

5. Brenneman, Abraham J., Nancy C. Showalter, 739 

6. Brenneman, Andrew, Elisabeth Durr, 645 

4. Brenneman, Anna, John Hiiber, 608 

5. Brenneman, Anna, Christian Good, 642 

6. Brenneman, Anna, Wm. C. Cotner, 726 

5. Brenneman, Anthony A., Lucretia A. Winger, 215 

.4. Brenneman, Barbara, John Keller, 742 

5. Brenneman, Barbara, David A. Evers, 735 

5. Brenneman, Benjamin, Anna Wenger, 573 

4. Brenneman, Catharine, George Mumaw, 609 

5. Brenneman, Catharine, Daniel S. Brunk, 646 

5. Brenneman, Catharine, Christian N. Shenk, 665 

5. Brenneman, Caroline, John B. Diller, 733 

6. Brenneman, Daisy L., Lester A. Henry, 218 

4. Brenneman, Daniel Rev., Susan Kagy, 611 

5. Brenneman, Daniel J., single, 694 

6. Brenneman, Daniel H., Josephine Kreider, 630 

4. Brenneman, David, Leah Stemen, 44 

5. Brenneman, Elisabeth, Perry F. Heidelbaugh, ..580, 701 
5. Brenneman, Elisabeth M., John D. Good, Yost C. 

Miller, ^^^ 

307 



Gen. Married No. 

6. Brenneman, Elisabeth, Charles E. Rues, 727 

6. Brenneman, Ella M., Eldora H. Hawley, 219 

6. Brenneman, Ella S., Timothy Weldy, 671 5^ 

5. Brenneman, Emma S., Charles H. Smart, 226 

6. Brenneman, Emma C, Joseph H. Heatwole, 710 

6. Brenneman, Ethel M., Arthur Ira, 220 

5. Brenneman, Fannie A., Edward M. Winger, 221 

5. Brenneman, Frank P., Catharine Horch, 741 

4. Brenneman, George, Anna Burkholder, 607 

5. Brenneman, George G., Lena Kerr, 671 

5. Brenneman, George G., Anna H. Ashbaugh, 728 

5. Brenneman, George G., Delia Bookout, 743 

6. Brenneman, Geneta, Samuel Clevenger, m 

4. Brenneman, Henry B., Matilda Blosser, 610 

5. Brenneman, Henry A., Mary V. Rhodes, 643 

5. Brenneman, Henry, Elisabeth Shenk, 668 

5. Brenneman, Hettie C, John B. Hardman, 224 

6. Brenneman, Hulda H., John F. Hughes, 730 

6. Brenneman, Ida M., George W. Moore, 778 

4. Brenneman, Isaac, Mary J. Dean, 743 

4. Brenneman, Isaac, Elisabeth Huber, 43 

5. Brenneman, Jacob H., Emma Evans, 217 

5. Brenneman, Jacob D., Sarah Brenneman,... 725 

4. Brenneman, John M., Sophia Good, 605 

4. Brenneman, John L., Elisabeth Keller, 718 

5. Brenneman, John S., Mary Jamison, 689 

6. Brenneman, John L., Ora Aultman, 216 

6. Brenneman, John M., Annie Good, 645^ 

5. Brenneman, Josep-h, Nancy Hilyard, Catharine Krei- 

der, 629 

5. Brenneman, Josiah, Rebecca Herber, 690 

5. Brenneman, Levi, Emaline Coyle, 650 

5. Brenneman, Lewis B., Martha Huber, 731 

5. Brenneman, Lydia, Isaac B. Stemen, 635 

5. Brenneman, Lydia, Amos Schmidt, 666 

5. Brenneman, Lydia F., George Diller, 736 

308 



Gen. Married No. 

5. Brenneman, Lydia, Wm. H. Chandler, 576, 697 

6. Brennemao, Lydia A., Samuel S. Diller, 707 

5. Brenneman, Magdaline, John Blosser, 651 

6. Brenneman, Maggie, George W. Basinger, 779 

5. Brenneman, Mahlon M., single, 696 

5. Brenneman, Martin D., Esther Bosserman, 225 

5. Brenneman, Mary E., Christopher C. Brewer, 228 

5. Brenneman, Mary M., John S. Sherk, 687 

5. Brenneman, Mary E., M. H. Halladay, 743 

6. Brenneman, Mary E., Simeon B. Stemen, 732 

6. Brenneman, Mary E., Charles Friesner, 729 

6. Brenneman, Mary C, Charles D, Brenneman, 634 

6. Brenneman, Mary M., George Ross, 706 

5. Brenneman, Martha A., Dwight S. Croft, 692 

6. Brenneman, Margaret, Charles Keller, 708 

5. Brenneman, Minnie H., Jesse A. Moyer, 227 

6. Brenneman, Mollie M., Gettis Evans, 954 

5. Brenneman, Moses, Mary A. Stemen, 644 

7. Brenneman, Myrtle A., Amos Miller, 631 

5, Brenneman, Nancy C, Andrew" Diller, 738 

5. Brenneman, Nancy E., Jacob B. Weldy, 574 

5. Brenneman, Nancy, Adam R. Hartman, 667 

5. Brenneman, Naomi S., single, 693 

6. Brenneman, Noah H., Sarah S. Heatwole, 709 

6. Brenneman, Oscar H., Linnie Aultman, 958 

5. Brenneman, Phceba P., single, 695 

5. Brenneman, Rhoda, K., Henry S. Gressman, 691 

5. Brenneman, Samuel S., Elisabeth Stemen, 581, 702 

5. Brenneman, Samuel S., Ida Kneidson, 743 

5. Brenneman, Samuel B., Catharine Stemen, 670 

5. Brenneman, Sarah, Jacob D. Brenneman, 669 

5. Brenneman, Sarah E., Christian H. Mosier, 719 

6. Brenneman, Sophia E., Isaac S. Shank, 633 

5. Brenneman, Susanna, Christian B. Brenneman, 632 

4. Brenneman, Susanna, Henry Shank, 606 

5. Brenneman, Susanna, Homer C. Brown, 575 

309 



Gen. Married No. 

5. Brenneman, Timothy H., Laura Dalrymple, 688 

6. Brenneman, Dr. Timothy H., died single, ....643 

5. Brenneman, Virginia M., William K. Strope, 222 

5. Borman, Ezra S., Mary J. Rodgers, 995 

5. Borman, James D., Louisa Krouse, 993 

5. Borman, Roberta, Walter C. Dye, 994 

6. Borden, Arthur G., Mamie C. Woodson, 283 

6. Borden, Effie L., J. F. Dellinger, 282 

6. Blosser, Alice, Samuel Loveman, 291 

6. Blosser, Clarence, Rose W. Steinhagan, 291i/2 

5. Blosser, Dr. Joseph W., Margaret E. Stephenson, ..102 

6. Blosser, Dr. Roy, single, 291^ 

5. Bowman, Annie V., W. S. Bowman, 317 

5. Bowman, Henry P., Haley Underdour, 319 

5. Bowman, John W., Ethel R. Fielder, 318 

5. Bowman, L. Katie, Wm. F. Ritchie, 316 

6. Brown, Bertie E., W. Walter Helms, 434 

6. Brown, H. H., Beulah I. Clinedinst, 433 

6. Brunk, Annie R., Amos W. Rhodes, 649 

6. Brunk, Jacob B., Ada V. Shank, 647 

6. Brunk, John M., Annie E. Rhodes, 648 

5. Burkholder, Abraham B., Nancy Weaver, 397 

5. Burkholder, David H., Hettie M. Shank, 400 

6. Burkholder, J. D., Dora Humbert, 399 

6. Burkholder, Maggie F., E. J. Swope, .398 

6. Burkholder, Martin L., Etta M. Swartz, 401 

5. Bryant, Ida M., S. B. Runyan, 908 

5. Bryant, Wm. A., Luella C. Reese, 909 

3. Burner, Abraham, Mary Long, 937 

4. Burner, Abraham E., Florence Hixon, 1025 

4. Burner, Annie Maria, died single, 911 

5. Burner, Antoinetta Bell, Harrison A. Palmer, 906 

4. Burner, Barbara A., Jeremiah Bauserman, .-.934 

5. Burner, Bonnie A., John J. Barnett, 1026 

5. Burner, Cleon O., Margaret Young, 1019 

4. Burner, David Milton, Elisabeth Anderson, 910 

310 



Married No. 

, Delia May, Edward C. Goatley, 1024 

, Elisabeth, John Wesley Wilkinson, 912 

, Elisabeth R, Dennis O'Neal, 931 

, Heber N, Matilda Horn, 1021 

, Hiram, Frances J. Henderson, 904 

, Hiram A., Jennie McLean, 90S 

, Isaac, Mary Shoe, 927 

, Jacob, Maria Huffman, 903 

, James O., Calista Jessup, Clara B. Tatman, 1018 

, John A., Victoria May Lucas, 1022 

, Joseph, Barbara F. Rickard, 928 

, Joseph D., Rebecca F. Risman, 932 

, L. R., Annie Hamrick, 935 

, Mary, Daniel Mclnturff, 949 

, Mary E., Jacob Herrold, 1027 

, Mary J., Samuel V. R. Glower, 929 

, Milton D., Lula Fahneystack, 936 

, Orange V., Mary C. Babcock, 1020 

, Sophia, Stephen J. Bryant, 907 

, Susan, Michael Melhorn, 938 

, William L, Marilla Keller, 933 

, William Ross, Effie Patterson, 1023 

6. Chandler, Leah, John W. Uland, 578, 699 

6. Chandler, Lucinda, Joseph Wilson, 577, 698 

6. Chandler, Orpha R., Elias Howard, 579, 700 

5. Clevenger, Daniel G., Louisa Baxter, 1011 

5. Clevenger, Mary Ann, Wm. H. Garner, 1012 

5. Clevenger, Samuel E., Margaret Rower, 1010 

Clevenger, Thomas E., Alice Clair, 1009 

Cline, Abraham B., Elisabeth T. Jones, 89 

Clin-e, Barbara A., Daniel V. Huffman, 82 

Cline, Catharine R., Job W. McAfee, 86 

Cline, Daniel H., Martha J. McAfee, 83 

Cline, David S., Emma S. Kauffman, 85 

4. Cline, Ida O., Edward M. Norwood, 88 

4. Cline, Mary E., Henry A. Nagle, 84 

4. Cline, M. Frank, Sarah E. Beal, 87 

311 



Gen. 


5. 


Burner, 


3. 


Burner, 


4. 


Burner, 


4. 


Burner, 


4. 


Burner, 


5. 


Burner, 


3. 


Burner, 


3. 


Burner, 


4. 


Burner, 


5. 


Burner, 


3. 


Burner, 


4. 


Burner, 


4. 


Burner, 


3. 


Burner, 


4. 


Burner, 


4. 


Burner, 


4. 


Burner, 


4. 


Burner, 


4. 


Burner, 


3. 


Burner, 


4. 


Burner, 


5. 


Burner, 



Gen. Married 

5. Cline, Katie B., Leslie E. Kinsey, 

6. Clower, Hugh G., Geneva May O'Neal, 
6. Crook, Frances E., Marion Nye, , 

4. Detr 

5. Detr 

4. Detr 

5. Detr 

4. Detr 

5. Detr 
5. Detr 

4. Detr 

5. Detr 
4. Detr 

6. Detr 

4. Detr 

5. Detr 
5. Detr 
5. Detr 



No. 

.392 
.930 

.857 



ck, Abraham, Mahala Judy, 436 

ck, Benj. F., died single, 444 

ck, Catharine, Samuel Wine, 440 

ck, Chloe E., M. C. Norris, 449 

ck, Elisabeth, John Paul, 438 

ck, Isaac N., Elisabeth Warner, 442 

ck, Jacob, Jane Oldrich, Louisa Miller, 450 

ck, John, Catharine Wilbert, Elisabeth Warner, 441 

ck, John J., Catharine Smith, 445 

ck, Lydia, Abraham Miller, 439 

ck, Mary J., Jones Rhodes, 443 

ck, Nancy, Jonathan B, Shaver, 437 

ck, Samuel, Mary Driver, 448 

ck, Sarah J., Daniel Miller, 446 

ck, Virginia C, Isaac Miller, 447 

6. Diller, Mintie A., Simeon Huber, 734 

5. Dingledine, Anna J., Frank H. Simpson, .881 

5. Dingledine, Isa Dora, Charles B. Finnicle, 883 

5. Dingledine, Lula R., E. R. Bissel, 882 

5. Dingledine, Robert S., Clifford Blose, 884 

5. Driver, Abraham B., Fannie Curry, 329 

5. Driver, Abraham D., Lydia Kauffman, 346 

5. Driver, Fannie, Noah Smith, 344 

5. Driver, Ida Belle, Ira V. Miller, 347 

5. Driver, Solomon P., Emma Wilson, 345 

6. Dove, Charles W., Sallie McMillan, 483 

6. Dove, Homer W., Kate Reedy, 484 

6. Dove, Louisa V., Joseph H. Hoover, 482 

6. Dunlap, Edna C, A. R. Caris, 1005 

5. Dunlap, Emma J., Lewis Gorden, 1006 

5. Dunlap, Jennie, John Cowen, 1007 

5. Dunlap, W. E., Jane Jenkins, 1004 

6. Eicher, Barbara F., A. D. Kesler, 893 

6. Eicher, Hulda May, Henry D. Keller, 894 

6. England, Sarah, Harley Lawyer, 831 

312 



Gen. Married No. 

5. Frazier, Almeda, S. L. Swick, 819 

5. Frazier, Mary A., William Risley, 818 

5. Frazier, Margaret E., J. H. Bright, 817 

5. Frank, Annie S., Edward L. Krohn, 361 

5, Frank, Charles M., Jane G. Christman, 356 

5. Frank, Laura B., John W. Dougherty, 360 

5. Frank, Louisa B., John F. Swank, 357 

5. Frank, Susan M., Wm. H. Whistler, 354 

5. Frank, William H., Lena Baldwin, 362 

5. Friesner, John F., Sarah E. Eash, 770 

5. Friesner, Mary B., Franklin Blosser, 769 

5. Flick, John W., Mary J. Lane, 797^ 

6. Flory, Christena C, Fred E. Brown, 271 

6. Flory, Charles F., Minta Brouhard, 275 

6. Flory, Isaac D., Ida Broadhurst, 273 

6. Flory, Jacob A., Constance Doty, 276 

6. Flory, Joseph H., Alice Webber, 272 

6. Flory, Sarah E., George W. Barker, 274 

4. Fry, David, Elisabeth Good, 572i/4 

6. Fulk, Elisabeth A., J. E. Niswander, 368 

6. Fulk, Emma C, Charles R. Wenger, 369 

6. Fulk, Leora C, Samuel H. Ralston, 370 

4. Funk, Abraham, Alice Ann Sipe, 876 

6. Funk, David W., Carrie Flemmings, 825 

5. Funk, Elisabeth, Thomas Newman, 859 

5. Funk, Emma S., Lewis Hardwick, 1029 

6. Funk, Hester I., Albert Jones, 1031 

6. Funk, Jacob, Ida M. Brattian, 827 

5. Funk, John W., Letta A. Hardwick, 1030 

4. Funk, John W., Lydia Stemen, 1032 

6. Funk, Linneus A., Cora Calloway, 514 

6. Funk, Lula Alta, Charles Simonds, 515 

6. Funk, Martha, John W. Huffine, 826 

5. Funk, Mary, George Crook, 857 

6. Funk, Nicholas, Pearle Albright, 828 

5, Funk, Rebecca, Henry Cummins, 858 

6. Garber, Charles W., Belle Mauck, 277 

6. Garber, Homer B., Maggie J. Monger, 278 

313 



Gen. Married No. 

5. Geil, Barbara A., Jacob S. Beard, 144 

5. Geil, Catharine V., Joseph H. Brunk, 143 

5. Geil, David S., Clara A. Wenger, 372 

5. Geil, Franklin Dr., Minnie Helbert, 373 

6. Geil, Gertrude O., Walter E. Rhodes, 952, 957 

5. Geil, Jacob S., Minnie C. Wenger, 371, 110 

5. Geil, John H., Kate Tyler,. 363 

5. Geil, John H., Anna Fulk, Isabelle Douglas, 312 

5. Geil, Joseph W., Annie E. Beery, 145 

5. Geil, Priscilla, John G. Miller, 364 

5. Geil, Sarah E., Matt. Fulk, 367 

6. Gillespie, George H., Jessie Houchen, 968 

6. Gillespie, Lula S., Clarence Cashel, 969 

5. Good, Barbara C, Jacob D. Suter, 119 

5. Good, Bernice E., William Smith, 759 

5. Good, Christena, Abraham P. Myers, 120 

6. Good, David N., single, 123^ 

5. Good, Elisabeth, James Keister, 121 

6. Good, George E., single, 123^ 

5. Good, Isaac, Mary E. Ashenfelter,. 122 

5. Good, John F., Hannah B. Ralston, Ida Parnell,. . . . 123 

5. Good, Orrin M., Lydia Kreider, 758 

5. Grove, Abraham F., Mary M. Blosser, 140 

5. Grove, Anna M., James Keiser, 136 

6. Grove, Arminta F., Joseph Weaver, 286 

5. Grove, Barbara C, Dewitt C. Niswander, 137 

5. Grove, Barbara, John Stover, 91 

5. Grove, Catharine, Joseph Garber, 95 

5. Grove, Elisabeth E.-, Jacob F. Flory, 90 

5. Grove, Fannie S., Frank E. Weaver, 141 

5. Grove, Henry M., Emma S. Wine, -. 135 

5. Grove, Isaac, Elisabeth Landes, 97 

5. Grove, Jacob A., Emma Craig, 99 

5. Grove, Jacob S., Mary E. Garber, 138 

6. Grove, John H,, no name given, 284 

5. Grove, Joseph W., died single, 92 

5. Grove, Joseph W., Kate A. Flory, 134 

5. Grove, Mary, Samuel Wampler, 94 

314 



Gen. Married No. 

5. Grove, Mary E., B. Frank Garber, 139 

5. Grove, Nancy, Wm. B. Garber, 93 

5. Grove, Noah, Ella Wood, 98 

5. Grove, Robert A., Ella Chesney, 142 

6. Grove, Sallie E, H. W. Teats, 285 

5. Grove, Susannah, Henry F. Borden, 96 

6. Grove, Walter, Clara R. Shank, 97^ 

6. Hallowell, Anna, John A. Gebard, 168 

5. Hallowell, Daniel, Josephine Piickett, 171 

5. Hallowell, Isabelle, John P. Hagerty, 169 

5. Hallowell, Jane, T. H. Swain, 170 

5. Hallowell, Lewis, Amanda Green, 166 

6. Hallowell, Lydia A., Edmond Wolverton, 167 

6. Hartman, Amanda, James Weldy, 1035 

5. Hawse, Ella Kate, Lewis Riggles, 266 

5. Hawse, Enos F., Maggie Riggleman, 262 

5. Hawse, Jacob L., J. Ellen Cowgill, 259^ 

b. Hawse, Jasper L., Elisabeth Markli, 264 

5. Hawse, John J., Dora B. Swank, 260 

5. Hawse, Lillie D., W. F. Atkinson, 265 

5. Hawse, Maggie L., W. F. Myers, 261 

5. Hawse, Mary B., B. C. Fechtig, 263 

6. Heatwole, Annie B., James G. Coakly, 181 

6. Heatwole, Enos E., Clara A. Shank, 183 

6. Heatwole, Jacob A., Bertha O. Showalter, 179 

6. Heatwole, John E., Maria F. Hartman, 180 

6. Heatwole, Melvin J., MoUie G. Coffman, 182 

5. Herold, Ada B., Cashius Barnard, 1028 

5. Heyd, Charles, Elisabeth Stemen, 986 

6. Heyd, Cora E., Ira C. Evans, 987 

5. Heyd, Elisabeth (Heyd) Cary, Elmer E. Hickerson, .991 
5. Heyd, Enos, Elmeda Guin, 990 

5, Heyd, Henry, Luzilla Gorden,. , 988 

6. Heyd, Pearl May, David Hunt,.... 989 

5. Hoffman, Charles L., Grace W.'Hamill, 391 

5. Hoffman, Flora E., Dr. William Tarum, 390 

6. Holden, Americus R., Ima Johnston, 978 

6. Howver, John P., Minnie A. Rinker, 477 

315 



Gen. Married No. 

6. Howver, Leana E., Simon P. Kagy, 478 

6. Howver, Siddy Alice, David R. Deviers, 480 

6. Howver, Wm. Zirkle, Fannie K. i^eff, 479 

5. Huber, Barbara, John S. Bixler, 679 

6. Huber, Barbara M., Daniel J. King, 675 

5. Huber, Emma, Peter B. Yoder, 682 

5. Huber, George, Sarah Swicker, 680 

5. Huber, Henry, Elisabeth Myers, 677 

5. Huber, Jacob B., Elisabeth C. Good, 672 

6. Huber, John P., Lucy Irons, 673 

6. Huber, John M., Mary E. Kelcher, 678 

5. Huber, Matilda, Eliphas B. Reedy, .681 

6. Huber, Mary C., Andrew Diller, 674 

6. Huber, Simon G., Amanda Bontreger,. 676 

5. Her, Barbara, Nathaniel Hartsock, 799 

6. Tier, Delia, Mr. Tracy, 803 

5. Her, Joseph J., L. E. Springer,. . .' 804 

6. Her, Lillie, Mr. Everetts, 802 

6. Her, Minnie, Mr. Kreachbaum, 801 

5. Her, Samuel H., Emma Black, 800 

6. Keiser, Lottie V., Henry Brower, 307 

6. Keiser, Martin A., Verna L. Keefe, 307^/4 

5. Keller, Abraham, Rebecca Thomas, 891 

5. Keller, Caroline, A. A. Miller, 896 

5. Keller, Emma P., Homer V. Graham, 333 

5. Keller, George W., Lodena A. Bowdish, 897 

6. Keller, Hardy P., single, 332 

6. Keller, Ida May, Elmer Wilber, 888. 

5. Keller, Isaac, Ella Lupoid, 895 

5. Keller, Jacob B., Susan M. Blacksten, 887 

6. Keller, James Elmer, single (big man), 890 

5. Keller, John W., Mollie L. Benadum, 331 

6. Keller, John Prank, Lottie E. George, 889 

5. Keller, Joseph H., Emma Engle, 900 

5.. Keller, Lydia P., Noah I. Mast, 902 

5. Keller, Mary C., Abraham Eicher,. 892 

5. Keller, Nancy J., Charles W. Brooks, 899 

5. Keller, Rebecca, Levi Kreider, 905 

316 



Gen. Married No. 

5. Keller, Sarah A., Charles Ruthruff, 898 

6. Kirkpatric, Kemper A., single, 566 

5. Laiides, Elisabeth, Anthony Showalter, 411 

6. Landes, Emma V., C. Newton Burkholder, 415 

5. Landis, Nannie C, Moses Wenger, 414 

5. Landes, Sarah, Andrew H. Berry, 413 

5. Largent, B. O., Mollie Hamilton, 29^/2 

5. Lineweaver, Henry W., Maud Artis, 377 

5. Lineweaver, Joseph L., Liila V. Fearneyhough, 954 

5. May, Charles L., Ada F. Nichols, 314 

5. May, Dora L., B. F. Ralston, 315 

5. May, H. Frank, Emma J. Swank, 313 

5. McAfee, Cary Newton, Francis F. Simpson, 393 

b. McAfee, Eva May, John B. Gough, 394 

'6. McCune, Etta J., John Bickel, 596 

6. McCune, Margaret E., Wm. H. Hartman, 595 

5. Mclnturff, Elisabeth V., J. E. Boehn, 950 

5. Mclnturfif, Daniel M., Miss Stickley, 950 

5. Mclnturff, Gilbert L., Now Widower, 950 

5. Mclnturfif, George H., Miss Rinker, 950 

5. Mclnturfif, Harry C, single, 950 

4. Mclnturfif, Joseph B., Eleanor Koontz, 950 

5. Mclnturfif, Rose L., Dr. H. T. Hopewell, 950 

5. Mclnturfif, Ruth G., single, 950 

6. McNett, Clara B., Timothy D. Swartz, 583 

6. McNett, Emma P., Clark L. Trobaugh, 584 

6. McNett, Laura V., ^cott Willis, 582 

4. Melhorn, Abraham B., Margaret Johnston, 945 

4. Melhorn, Eliza Jane, Abraham Niswander, Dr. Abra- 
ham Sager, 939 

4. Melhorn, Henrietta F., Mr. Stearns, 948 

4. Melhorn, John Wesley, Frances C. Amnion, 941 

4. Melhorn, Joseph B., Emma Keller, 946 

4. Melhorn, Mary E., William H. Hamrick, 940 

5. Melhorn, Mary Ida, single, 943 

5. Melhorn, Milton A., Barbara J. Armentrout, 942 

5. Melhorn, Sallie Florence, single, 944 

4. Melhorn, Susan E., Thomas E. Spinks, 947 

317 



Gen. Married No. 

5. Messick, Delilah G., Oliver P. Myers, 781 

5. Messick, Hannah D., John Sparklin, 782 

5. Messick, Isaac N., Amanda Cripe, 783 

6. Mericle, George F., Gertrude Doner, 966 

5. Mericle, Isaiah, Mary C. Giisler, 964 

5. Mericle, Margaret, Jacob Slane, 960 

5. Mericle, Minerva, James F. McClure, 971 

5. Mericle, Noah B., Mary E. Kohn, 970 

5. Mericle, Sarah C., John E. Gillespie, 967 

6. Mericle, Stella Agnes, Walter A. Moorman, 965 

4. Miller, Abraham, Miss Vanpelt, 878 

6. Miller, Abraham, M. Ellen Good, 747 

4. Miller, Barbara C., Philip Dingledine, 880 

6. Miller, Bertie F., Paul M. Argenbright, 366 

6. Miller, Bessie F., Eugene M. Grove, 532 

6. Miller, Cora A., M. H. Peters, 530i/4 

6. Miller, Cora, Jacob A. Leckrone, 748 

4. Miller, David I., Maggie Hopkins, 886 

5. Miller, Elisabeth, John Vandergrift, 465 

6. Miller, Ida E., Wm. C. Wampler, 365 

4. Miller, John W., Miss Landsman, 879 

5. Miller, John J. D., Minnie Wampler, 374 

6. Miller, Mahala Kate, Harry V. Elsea, 749 

5. Miller, Nancy, John Stump, 464 

4. Miller, Sarah E., Henry Cams, 885 

6. Moneymaker, William, Laura Houcher, 469 

6. Mosier, Elisabeth, Samuel Brenneman, 720 

6. Mosier, Ella A., Roy Tucker, 721 

6. Mosier, Dora C, Gabriel Brunk, 724 

6. Mosier, Ida, Abraham Good, 722 

6. Mosier, John L., Jennie Miller, 723 

5. Myers, Anna Nora, Benj. F. Miller, 531 

6. Myers, Anna R., John W. Showalter, 287 

6. Myers, Annie E., Benj. B. Shifflet, 303 

6. Myers, Ben Frank, Sadie Brenneman, 304 

5. Myers, Bettie A., Solomon Holsinger, 174 

5. Myers, Clara E., Wm. H. Swank, 535 

6. Myers, Charles S., Emma Black, Sarah Snell, 306 

318 



Gen. Married No. 

5. Myers, Dewitt C, Sallie V. Garber, 536 

6. Myers, Elisabeth S., S. D. Zigler, 289 

5. Myers, Emma F., G. C. Spitzer, 534 

6. Myers, Hannah M., Benjamin Ritchie, 305 

5. Myers, Isaac B., Laura J. Frank, 173 

6. Myers, Isaac D., Isadora S. Click, 955 

5. Myers, Jacob S., Lula M. Robinson, 376 

5. Myers, John W., Elisabeth S. Wampler, 533 

6. Myers, John W. S., Annie E. Miller, 288 

5. Myers, Katie A., David B. Bowman, 375 

5. Myers, Peter R., Rosa Wagner, 172 

5. Myers, Sallie M., Noah F. Cline, 175 

6. Myers, Sallie C., Wade G. Flory, 956 

5. Myers, Virginia C., Jacob A. Miller, 530 

5. Mumaw, Amos, Catharine Shaum, 685 

5. Mumaw, Henry A. Dr., Malinda Blosser, 684 

5. Mumaw, John, Lydia Good, 686 

5. Mumaw, Susan, John K. Weldy, 683 

6. Niswander, Frank I., Viola Sniteman, 137^ 

5. Paul, B. F., Catharine Haines, 457 

6. Paul, Daisy E., George Laemont (not distinct), ...460 

6. Paul, Edward F., Clara A. Hahn, 4625^ 

6. Paul, Flora A., Charles S. Harris, 459 

6. Paul, Ida B., Walter H. Langstaff, 458 

6. Paul, Jennie M., Everet Funderburg, 461 

5. Paul, Lydia J., Howdaschell, 463 

5. Paul, S. B., Ella Johnston, 462 

4. Ralston, Abraham, Hannah J. Ralston, 475 

5. Ralston, Abraham D., Bertie E. Niswander, 487 

5. Ralston, Annie E., John F. Wright, 485 

4. Ralston, Barbara Ann, Peter Swank, 512 

5. Ralston, Benj. Fielding, Dora L. May, 489 

4. Ralston, Catharine, Samuel Swank, 526 

4. Ralston, Elisabeth, William Ralston, 474 

5. Ralston, Elisabeth C, Louis E. Swank, 490 

4. Ralston, Ellen, B. F. Cromer, 527 

4. Ralston, Fannie J., B. Frank Zirkle, 537 

4. Ralston, Hannah E., Isaac C. Myers, 529 

319 



Gen. Married No. 

4. Ralston, John H. (Captain), Hettie Swank, Elisabeth 

Messick, 525 

5. Ralston, John D., M. J. Ralston, 488 

4. Ralston, Josephine E., Jeremiah F. Lineweaver,. . . .538 

5. Ralston, Lucretia J., Joseph Howver, ...476 

4. Ralston, Michael Harvey, died single, 528 

4. Ralston, Samuel, died single, 524 

5. Ralston, Sarah K., B. F. Dove, 481 

5. Ralston, Silas W., Julia A. Johnston, 486 



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Abraham B., Josephine Frank, 402 

Alice M., W. H. Bartle, 246 

Amos W., Annie E. Brunk, 395 

Ammi, Clara Hibbard, 408 

Annie E., John M. Brunk, 396 

Annie M., Joseph Wenger, 205 

Annie, Isaac Taylor, 404 

Anthony, Ida E. Bush, 407 

Bessie A., Edward Custer, 209 

Bertie M., Harry Hosaflook, 746 

Charles L., Ora V. Smith, 214 

David B., Mary C. Reamer, 403 

Elisabeth J., Levi Rhodes, 187 

Elisabeth, Jacob Martin, .' 410 

Elisabeth A., Wm. G. Cook, 953 

Emma S., R, K. Brown, 206 

Emmer B., Kate A. Long, 243 

Frances A., Joseph F. Heatwole, 178 

Franklin R., Laura M. Wood, 208 

Hiram, Mary J. Foltz, 409 

Ida C, Erasmus C. Shank, 191 

Ida F., Lewis Driver, 213 

Ira J., Jennie Gibbons, 249 

Isaac Newton, Rebecca Zirkle, 210 

Jacob L., Aggie Hosaflook, 745 

John A., Lydia Hogan, 184 

J. Perry, Ella Grove, ' 951 

Levi S., Dorcas Simmers, 405 

Luther H., Ella M. Nair, 248 

320 



Gen. Married No. 

5. Rhodes, Lydia A., J. B. Heatwole. 188 

5. Rhodes, Mary M., Reuben S. Rhodes^ 189 

5. Rhodes, Maggie A., John W. Henton, 211 

5. Rhodes, Marion B., Emma Myers, 244 

5. Rhodes Martin B., Elisabeth Brunk, 185 

6. Rhodes, Ollie D., Arthur Rosenberger 744 

5. Rhodes, Raleigh N., Sallie C. Simmers, 247 

6. Rhodes, Raleigh C, Rhoda Wenger, 186 

6. Rhodes, Raleigh D., Lelia V. Keller, 190 

5. Rhodes, Samuel J., Catharine Niswander, 212 

5. Rhodes, Samuel H., Priscilla M. Holsinger, 177 

5. Rhodes, Sallie A., Wm. H. Speck, 207 

6. Rhodes, Sallie E., Charles O. Taylor, 406 

5. Rhodes, Solomon E., Susannah Heatwole, Mrs. Re- ' 

becca Holsinger, 176 

5. Rhodes, Sophia C, John T. Roudabush, 204 

5. Rhodes, Virginia A., John A. Yates, 245 

6. Rhodes, Walter E., Gertrude O. Geil, 952 

6. Roudabush, Fannie B., John R. Suter, 432 

6. Shank, Ada G., Ira B. Bowers, 548 

5. Shank, Amos H., Fannie C. Knicely, 203 

5. Shank, Annie, George O. Roudabush, 192 

6. Shank, Annie B., Jacob T. Frank. 551 

6. Shank, Bertha V., Joseph L. Knicely, 231 

5. Shank, Catharine, Martin A. Lehman, 232 

5, Shank, Charles G., Fannie Weaver, 233 

6. Shank, Clara Kate, Enos Heatwole, 231 

6. Shank, Clara R., Walter Groves, 662^4 

5. Shank, Erasmus C, Ida C. Rhodes,. 201 

6. Shank, Emma K., Edwin K. Gangwer, 547 

5. Shank, Fannie JM., J. C. McNett, 229 

5. Shank, Hettie M., David H. Burkholder, 230 

6. Shank, Ida V., Wm. L. Perkins, 549 

5. Shank, Isaac S., Rebecca J. Smith, Sophia E. Bren- 

neman, 202 

5. Shank, Jacob, Vantrump, 200 

5. Shank, Jacob L., Fannie Good, 235 

5. Shank, John W., Hannah F. Heatwole, 231 

321 



Gen. Married No. 

6. Shank, John ^Sl., Mary M. Miller, 662i4 

6. Shank, John R., single, , 296^^2 

5. Shank, Lanra. Hwgh A. Heatwole. ' 234 

6. Shank, Laura A., Edwin H. Cassel, 546 

5. Shank, Lydia. Wm. H. Suter, 199 

5. Shank, Mary M, Robert J. :^Iason, 193 

6. Shank, ]\Iinnie E., Lewis A. Armentrout, ..•••• ^^^ 

6. Shank, Mollie C Daniel Kauffman, . 297 

5. Shank, Rebecca, A. D. Weaver 194 

6. Shank, Sarah E.. Daniel Mohler, 296 

6. Shank, Sallie E., Jacob Keiser, 231 

5. Shenk, Abraham P., Fannie V. Coffman, 664 

6. Shenk, Abraham J., }>Ialinda Good .653 

6. Shenk, Amos M., Alice M. Hilty, 654 

5. Shenk, Andrew, Susan Good, 657 

6. Shenk, Andrew S., Rhoda E. Stemen, 1033 

5. Shenk, Catharine, ^lartin B. Shank, . 662 

6. Shenk, Catharine. L. C. Reynolds 775 

5. Shenk, Daniel, Rachael Stemen. Matilda Hilty, 661 

6. Shenk, Emma J., John Stemen, 1034 

6. Shenk. Gabriel D., Luella M. Sharer, 660 

6. Shenk, George B., Ivy Campbell .•.•.•.••. ^^^ 

6. Shenk, Henry G., Rosella Golden,. 65«S 

.5. Shenk, John ]\I., Frances Good, 652 

6. Shenk, John L., Alma Biddinger, 656 

5. Shenk, Lydia, Henry J. Powell, 663 

6. Shenk, Mary M., Clyde Ritchie, 776 

6. Shenk, Perry J.. ]\Iyrtle M. Anderson, 659 

6. Shenk, Samantha A., Edward C. Warden, 773 

6. Shenk, Simon G., Mary ]\I. Shank 655 

5. Shaver, Edxvard J., May Denton, 453 

5. Shaver, Huber M., single, 456 

5. Shaver, Jacob D., single, 4S2 

4. Shaver, Joseph E., Mary Ann Slusser, 451 

5. Shaver, Joseph F., single, 455 

"5. Shaver, Nannie C, John S. Hinegardner, . , 454 

6. Shatzer, Mary Jane, E. Thomas Brown, 862 

5. Shearburn, Annie J., Fred J. Lapoint, 984 

322 



Gen. Married No. 

.S, Shearburn, Jacob W., Sarah Polen 983 

5. Shearburn, Mary E., John Guin, 982 

5. Shearburn, IMargaret E., Fred J. Lapoint (second 

wife), 984 

6. Shindler, Samuel, Martha Dunlap 975 

6. Showalter, i\Iary C, Perry Shank 412 

6. Slane, Mary E., Reuben Carmean, .962 

6 Slane, Minnie M., James Wickerham, 961 

6. Slane, Sarah A., John Shreve 963 

6. Simmers, Charles L., single, 563 

6. Simmers, Virgil P., single, 563^ 

6. Stemen, Amanda J., Henry B. Diller, 638 

Anna B., John S. Ross. 637 

Andrew, Laura E. Martin, 765 

Anthony M., Anna Baker, 620 

Barbara, Joseph Baker, 621 

Benoni, Catharine S. Lehman, 616 

Benoni, Emma B. Babcock, 760 

Benoni, Jr., Cora B. Ford, 767 

Bertha, Mordica Walls, 762 

Catharine, Noah Brenneman, 618 

Catharine, Sampson Stemen 766 

Catharine, Jacob Strohm. 821 

Dr. Christian B., Lydia Enslen 622 

Daniel, Elisabeth Beery, 612 

Daniel P., single, died in Civil War 624 

David, Susan Belt 617 

Elisabeth, Jacob Pishbaugh, 867 

Estella B., Ervin Swander, .871 

George, Lydia Burkholder 619 

George W., Bertha M. Hertzler, 639 

5. Stemen, Gideon, Barbara Lott, 833 

5. Stemen, Hannah, John W. England 830 

4. Stemen, Henry, Mrs. Kindig, Martha Coffman 613 

4. Stemen, Henry G., Elisabeth Welsh, 625 

5. Stemen, Henry B., Lydia Huddle. 869 

5. Stemen, Isaiah, Retta Simms, Leifa Simms, 834 

5. Stemen, Jeremiah, Emma Ritter 835 

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Gen. Married No. 
5. Stemen. John D., Elisabeth Poling, 872 

4. Stemen, Leah, David Brenneman, 615 

5. Stemen, Leah, James ^McVeigh, 868 

5. Stemen, Leah, Wm. E. Stemen, 763 

6. Stemen. Leefie ]\L, Ira Cashel, 870 

5. Stemen, ^laggie, Ebson Stewart, 875 

5. Stemen, ]\Iartha, Sanford Schockenesse, 874 

5. Stemen, Martin, Sarah E. Nichodemus, 764 

5. Stemen. Matilda, Oliver W. Dntton, 873 

5. Stemen, Nanc}^ Henry Funk 824 

4. Stemen, Nicholas, Lydia Brenneman, 614 

5. Stemen, Nicholas, Hannah Dntton 829 

5. Stemen. Rachael, Fred C. Wingier, 768 

5. Stemen, Rachael, James Af. Stoltz, 832 

6. Stemen, Rhoda E., Andrew S. Shenk, 641 

6. Stemen, Samuel E., Mary E. Heatwole, 636 

5. Stemen. Simeon, Elnora Mason, Louisa J. England, 836 

6. Stemen, Simeon B.. Mary Brenneman, 640 

4. Stemen. Susannah L., Josiah Kesler, 623 

6. Stemen, William H., Rhoda DeCamp, 761 

5. Spitler, Alva B., Rosa Gilbert 807 

5. Spitler, Frederick L., Judah E. ]^Iartin 808 

5. Spitler, Ida E., Arch Smith, 806 

6. Strohm, Frank S., Effie Maj^ Epley, 823 

6. Strohm, John H., Myrtle Wagoner. 822 

6. Strope, George W., Hattie Basset, 223 

6. Suter, Andrew G., Verdie Good 300 

6. Suter, Fannie H., John Heatwole, 302 

6. Suter, Isaac C, Bettie Swank, 299 

6. Suter, John D., Sallie Cline, 298 

6. Suter, ^Nlar}^ A., John Sharp 301 

5. Swank, Ada A.. Rev. E. T. Isely, 519 

5. Swank, Amanda J., D. C. Lineweaver, 517 

5. Swank, Bettie L, Jacob S. Kagy 522 

5. Swank, Charles H., Lucy ]\I. Shaffer, 521 

5. Swank, Ellen V., George W. Shaffer, 520 

5. Swank, Emma J., H. F. ]\Iay, 523 

5. Swank, Hannah F., Frank ]\I. Swisher, 752 

324 



Gen. Married No. 

5. Swank, John D., Grace G. Harper, 516 

5. Swank, John R., Eliza J. Brown, 754 

Swank, Louisa V., Charles P. Mauck, 756 

Swank, Mary F., Joseph H. Funk 513 

Swank, Minnie J., Jacob Smith, 755 

Swank, Noah D., Laura L. Earnest, . 753 



Swank, Samuel H., Nettie V. Donavan 518 



Swank, Sarah A., Wm. P. Stahl, 750 

Swank, Wm. Harvey, Susannah Kerr, 751 

Vandergrift, Wm. A., Alice J. Smith, 466 

Wampler, Bertie C., Jacob Jones, 280 

Wampler, Bettie, Taylor Weller 281 

Wampler, David W., Rhoda Suttrell, 385 

Wampler, David S., Agnes S. Stiegel, 428 

Wampler, Ida C, Frank Diehl, 279 

Wampler, John C., Fannie E. Weaver, 382 

Wampler, Joseph F., Rebecca Wright, 386 

Wampler, Kate S., K. M. Diehl, 384 

5. Wampler, Laura E., Mr. Rodeffer, 388 

5. Wampler, Mary S., Joseph B. Wampler, 383 

5. Wampler, Mary M., Jacob F. Click, 431 

5. Wampler, Rebecca F., Noah F. Early, 389 

5. Wampler, Solomon L., Lula S. Slusser, 387 

5. Wampler, Susan C, John W. Cline, 429 

5. Wampler, Wm. C, Eliza S. Cline, 430 

5. Weaver, Barry G., Edith M. Banks, 924 

5. Weaver, Chester N., Elsie Standring, 922 

5. Weaver, Floyd F., Louisa Jeajer, 920 

6. Weaver, John W., Orilla Bickel, 198 

5. Weaver, Louis B., Jennie B. Jones, 921 

5. Weaver, Mattie Ellen, Kent M. Andrews, 923 

6. Weaver, O. B., Alice E. Swartz, 196 

6. Weaver, R. Jacob, Sallie A. Heatwole, 197 

6. Weaver, Walter S., Maria E. Alfred. 195 

4. Wenger, Abraham, Sarah Geil, 37 

5. Wenger, Abraham, Carrie Lehman 116 

5. Wenger, Adam, Amanda Rhorer, 128 

325 



Gen. Married No. 

S.- Wenger, Amos D., ^^lar}^ Ho^tetter. Anna M. Leh- 
man. 130 

4. Wenger, Anna, John P. Good, 38 

4 Wenger, Anna R., Jacob Lineweaver 12 

5. Wenger, Anna, David F. Senger, 103 

5. Wenger, Anna, Benj. Brenneman, 126 

4. Wenger, Barbara, ]\lartin H. Grove, 40 

4. Wenger, B. Kate. Jacob Miller, Michael Miller, .... 73 

5. Wenger, Barbara, died single, 107 

5. Wenger, Barbara, Jacob A. Andes, 124 

5. Wenger, Benj. Frank, died single, 147 

6. Wenger, Bettie A.. B. M. Hedrick, . 290 

4 Wenger, Catharine. Isaac Grove, 33 

6. Wenger, Charles R.. Emma C. Fulk, 293 

6. Wenger, Clara A., David S. Geil, 292 

5. Wenger, David, Dora B. Rhodes, .......;.... 1C9 

4. Wenger, Elisabeth, Jacob Blosser, 35 

4. Wenger, Elisabeth, Abraham Geil, . ^. 71 

5. Wenger, Elisabeth. Daniel J. Myers, 100 

6. Wenger, Emma C, Wx. Diitrovv 295 

4. Wenger, Fannie, Wm. T. Lineweaver, 75 

5. Wenger, Henry H.. Sallie R. Swope, :.. 106 

5. Wenger. Homer C, single, 148 

4. Wenger, Lsaac, Sr., Lydia Brenneman, 36 

5 Wenger, Isaac B., Mary Lula Beery, 108 

4. Wenger, Jacob, Hannah Brenneman 39 

5. Wenger, Jacob C, S. Virginia Suter 105 

4. Wenger, John B., x\nna Shank 34 

5. Wenger, John A., Sallie A. Driver. :...... lOl 

5. Wenger, John J., Isa Nellie Beery, . . . ; . ; . . .111 

5. Wenger, John R., Katie Bowman 113 

5. Wenger, John H., Cora Blaylock : . 146 

4. Wenger, Joseph H., Elisabeth L. :\IcAfferty 42 

5. Wenger, Joseph, Anna M. Rhodes, Etta Lutholtz. ..104 

6. Wenger, Joseph L., Miss Zirkle, 294 

5. Wenger, Katie E., George R. Brunk, ..133 

5. Wenger, Lewis, Sarah M. and ]\Iary J. Lehman, 118 

326 



Gen. Married No. 

5. Wenger. Lydia, Cyrus B. Showalter, 127 

4. Wenger, Mary, Jacob Geil, 41 

4. Wenger, Mary M., David H. Myers, 74 

5. Wenger, Mary E., Lewis H. Shank, 114 

5. Wenger, IMagdalena, John J. Briink, 132 

5. Wenger, Mollie D.. Wm. D. Grove, 149 

5. Wenger, Minnie C, Jacob S. Geil, 110 

:5. Wenger, Michael, Rosina Welty, 115 

5. Wenger, Priscilla, Wm. W. Holsopple, 117 

5. Wenger, Samuel ]M., died single, 131 

5. Wenger, Solomon B., Sallie J. Beery,. Belle I. Gruey, 125 
5. Wenger, Timothy J., Mary Powell, 129 

5. Wenger, Dr. Wm. H., Florence Leona ]\loore, 112 

.6. West, Pearl G., Wm. H. Wells, . . . . . 341 

6. Winger, Wm. H., Jennie Easton, 717 

5. Wine, Abigail, James Moler, 470 

5. Wine, Elisabeth, Samuel C. Andes, 587 

5. Wine, Frances, John Moneymaker, 468 

5. Wine, Mary, John N. Hill, 467 

6. Whistler, Bertie A.. William Henke.l, 355 

4. Wilkinson, Abraham B., (no name reported) 918 

4. Wilkinson, Harriet P., Henry P. Nourse 925 

4. Wilkinson, James A., Mary Nourse, 913 

4. Wilkinson, Josephine N., Wm. J. Everhart, 926 

5. Wilkinson, Lillie, ]\Ir. Stevenson, ..,.., 914 

4. Wilkinson, Mary Jane, Orrin Whitmore, 916 

4. Wilkinson, Martha Ellen, Hart ,L. Weaver, 919 

4. Wilkinson, William K., Eva Evans, 917 

5. Wilkinson, William A., (not reported), 915 

5. Young, Albert H., Elisabeth Potts, 1016 



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Daniel, Emma Gifford 1013 

David, Rachael R. Sakemiller, 1015 

David, Elisabeth A. Hamilton, 979 

David C., Sarah Thomas, 998 

Edna L., Samuel Sterling 1017 

Edward R., single, 999 

Elisabeth, Henry Borman 992 

Elisabeth, Sam Btiikley, Lewis Osenga, 976 

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4. Young, Enos, Clarissa Cary, Viola V. Jenkins 996 

4. Young, George B., Barbara B. England, 972 

5. Young, Henry E., single, 1001 

5. Young, John Edward, Dollie H. Devault, 980 

5, Young, Lewis J., single, 1002 

4. Young, Lydia, Henry C. Clevenger, 1008 

4. Young, Mary, Lester Dunlap, 1003 

5. Young, Mary J., Reed Bud, Martin Funk, 973 

5. Young, Martha E., James D. Rine, .997 

4. Young, Rachael, Ezra Shearburn^ 981 

5. Young, Sarah C, Frank C. Holden, 977 

4. Young, Susannah B., Jacob Heyd, 985 

5. Young, Susannah, Hiram Shindler, ^.974 

5. Young, William N., single, 1000 

5. Young, William E. D., Jennie Jones, '. . . 1014 

5. Zirkle, Maude M., E. C. Roller, 259 



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