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Edwin “Ed” F. Anderson Family
Shuble Vail Anderson, male, white, widowed, died Springfield, Ohio May 17, 1941.
Age 78 years 7 months & 14 days.
Wife was Emma Anderson
Spent all of his life in Middletown until four years ago.
He was born in Middletown, Ohio October 2, 1862, the son of Mary Jane GUGEON & William ANDERSON.
His occupation at time of death was retired carpenter and millwright, Oglesby Paper Co.
Funeral Home was Joseph R. Baker & Sons.
Rev. E.R. Turner
Buried May 19, 1941, Middletown Cemetery, 3rd grave from NWC Lot #55 SWQ
Odd Fellows and attended U.B. Church
Survived by 2 sons: E. T. (Jim) Anderson & William Anderson
vcm: Information from funeral arrangement card, Jos. R. Baker Funeral Home, Middletown, Ohio
is the research on the three Arpp family members that were moved from
Middletown to Woodside Cemetery..vcm
Ancestry.com page 70 of
91 by vcm
Linda Roberts, a relative
provided the following information;
He married Catherine
Mackenzie Clark on January 11, 1884 in Inverness, Scotland. Catherine
was born April 28, 1860 in Daviot and Dunlichity, Inverness, Scotland
and she died April 13, 1907 in Middletown, Butler, Ohio and was buried
on April 15, 1907. Their son Alexander (called Allister) James
Aster Brewer wrote on Jul 21, 2004; THERE IS A BERTHA BREWER BURIED IN THE OLD PIONEER CEMETARY. SHE IS NOT ON THE LIST. SHE DIED AROUND 1915 AND WAS ABOUT 4 OR 5 YEARS OLD. THERE IS NO MARKER FOR HER GRAVE BUT SHE IS ON THE LIST AT THE COUNTY BUILDING. ASTER BREWER ( HER BROTHER)
BROCK - HILT
Ancestry.com pgs 20-21 of 52
From: "Bruce Chenoweth" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
My Grandmother Chenoweth's maiden name was Myrtle Moon.
She is buried with her husband of 61 years, Forrest Chenoweth, in the Centerville, OH cemetary.
Many of the Chenoweth's of Middletown are Aunts/Uncles, Siblings, Cousins, or Nieces/Nephews of Forrest.
Have a beautiful day,
Bruce E. Chenoweth
Warren County, Ohio Marriage Records COMPTON, Daniel and CAZATT, Frances A., 1875, from Marriages 1872-1876, page 3 COMPTON, Daniel and COMPTON, Susan, 1883, from Marriages 1882-1889, page 6 Ohio Death Certificate Middletown, Ohio DC # 36 name: Daniel COMPTON widow, white, male occupation: Shoe Maker born: March 21, 1839 Ohio......vcm: tombstone has 1836 died: February 16, 1915 Middletown, Ohio father: Samuel COMPTON mother: Unknown burial: February 18,1915 Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio funeral home: McCoy informant: Forrest Wolf Ohio Death Certificate Middletown, Ohio DC# 177 name: Susanna COMPTON married, white, female spouse: Not listed born: March 17, 1835 Ohio died: October 3, 1911 Middletown, Ohio burial: Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio father: Moses SISCO born Ohio mother: Unknown funeral home: McCoy informant: Mrs. L. M. Roop? Burial Records for Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio state that the Veteran Daniel COMPTON was buried February 18, 1915 Name: Daniel Compton Company: A Unit: 134 Indiana Infantry. (100 Days, 1864.) Rank - Induction: Private Rank - Discharge: Private Allegiance: Union
CRAWLEY - SCHAFFER
*see SCHAFFER - CRAWLEY research below
Ancestry.com page 76 of 132 by vcm 1870 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO LEMON TWP MIDDLETOWN 579-600 Thomas CURRAN 47 m w Day laborer 700 Ireland Johnaanh 38 f w Keeps house Ireland John 14 m w Attends school Ohio Thomas 12 m w Attends school Ohio Catherine 8 f w Ohio James 7 m w Ohio William 2 m w Ohio
Wilson Schramm Funeral Home
Ancestry.com page 69 of 91 by vcm 1880 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO MIDDLETOWN DISTRICT 21 594-708 William FLATLEY m w 41 m Works in paper mill Ireland Ireland Ireland Margaret C. w f 29 wife m Keeping house Ireland Ireland Ireland Thomas w m 8 son Ohio Ireland Ireland William w m 6 son Ohio Ireland Ireland Michael w m 4 son Ohio Ireland Ireland Mary E. w f 2 dau Ohio Ireland Ireland
1820 United States Federal Census
1840 United States Federal Census
Ancestry.com pg 5 of 64 by vcm
1860 CENSUS WARREN COUNTY, OHIO LEBANON
33-33 Rebecca FOOT 66 f Seamstress 600 25 Maryland
Mary HARDISTY 96 f None Maryland....HARDESTY
Margart BOYD 70 f Seamstress 2,000 Virginia
vcm: Mary Hardesty is buried in the Middletown Cemetery
|Death Date:||08 Jul 1936|
|Death Place:||Middletown, Butler, Ohio|
|Birth Date:||02 Jan 1881|
|Death Age:||55 years 6 months 6 days|
|Race or Color:||Caucasian|
|Residence:||Middletown, Butler, Ohio|
|Burial Date:||10 Jul 1936|
|Burial Place:||Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio|
|Spouse's Name:||Laura K. Hillard|
|Father's Name:||James Hillard|
|Father's Birthplace:||Parkersburg, WVa|
|Mother's Name:||Jennie Scott|
|name:||James O. Hillard|
|Event Date:||24 Jun 1902|
|Event Place:||Butler Co., Ohio|
|Estimated Birth Year:||1858|
|Marriage Date Note:|
|Marriage Place Note:|
|Spouse's Estimated Birth Year:||1872|
|Spouse's Father:||Michael Bailey|
|Name:||James O. Hillard|
|Event Date:||18 Mar 1920|
|Event Place:||Butler County, Ohio|
|Estimated Birth Year:||1859|
|Marriage Date Note:|
|Marriage Place Note:|
|Father:||James W. Hillard|
|Spouse's Estimated Birth Year:||1875|
|Spouse's Father:||Aaron Watson|
|Spouse's Mother:||Matilda Palmer|
vcm: The Joseph E. HILT family are buried in Middletown Cemetery
Section 6 Plot 19 (Sq06_L19)
and the Capt. Joseph L. HILT family were buried in Middletown Cemetery Section 8 Plot 8 (Sq08_L08) moved to Woodside Section 6 plot 19.
|Name:||HILTON JAMES P|
|Service Entry Date:|
|Date of Death:|
Ancestry.com page 148 of 323 by vcm 1860 CENSUS MARION, ILLINOIS 126-129 James P. HILTON 40 m Carpenter $300 $100 KY Octavo D. 31 f TN Rody 16 f TN Nancy V. 12 f TN Mary E. 12 f TN William T. 8 m TN Millard 5 m IL Isabelle 3 f IL George 7/12 m IL Laura E. 7/12 f IL vcm: Could not find them in the 1870 Census Ancestry.com page 65 of 91 by vcm 1880 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO MIDDLETOWN DISTRICT 21 550-668 James P. HILTON w m 60 Carpenter KYNCKY Octavo w f 57 Keeping House TNMYVA Tennie w f 27 s In Sack Factory TNKYTN Isabelle w f 22 s In Sack Factory ILKYTN Laura E. w f s At Home ILKYTN Ancestery.com page 36 of 48 by vcm 1930 CENSUS JEFFERSON, ILLINOIS MT. VERNON DISTRICT 19 913 Seventith Street 431-486 Tennie LOCKE head O $2500 f w 77 wid 39 TNKYTN nee HILTON Millard W. HILTON brother m w 74 wid 24? ILTNKY Laura D. OSWALD sister 70 wid 29 ILTNKY nee HILTON vcm: James Hilton is buried in the Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio
The Infant Male Jones was first buried on 7-23-1892 in Section 9 Lot 370 under the title of Infant Jones and at a later date he was moved to Section 9 Lot 322 under the title of Howard W. Jones.
I have placed a call to the health department for his date of death so it may take a few days for an answer.
Training Detachment Ohio Mechanics Institute Cincinnati O to 3 July 1918; Battery E 312 Field Artillery to Discharge Private American Expeditionary Forces 14 July 1918 to 25 May 1919. Honorable discharge 2 June 1919.
|Name:||JEWELL JAMES M|
|Service Entry Date:|
|Date of Death:||02/20/1923|
Ancestry.com pg 147 of 463
1850 CENSUS OHIO HAMILTON COUNTY CINCINNATI WARD 11
657-1340 John JEWEL 42 m Cooper Ohio
Jane 21 f Ohio
John 11 m Ohio
James 9 m Ohio
William 7 m Ohio
Ann 5 f Ohio
Elisa 11/12 f Ohio
Isaac WILLENER 20 m Cooper Ohio
Ancestry.com pg 7 of 17
1860 CENSUS KENTUCKY MASON COUNTY MAYSVILLE EAST
1216-1195 John JEWELL 45 m Cooper Ohio
Jane 41 f Ohio
John 22 m Cooper Ohio
James 19 m Cooper Ohio
William 17 m Cooper Ohio
Eliza 11 f Ohio
George W 9 m Ohio
Lewis 7 m Ohio
Mary 3 f Ohio
Edwin 1 m Ohio
Ancestry.com pg 21 of 37
1870 CENSUS OHIO BUTLER COUNTY LIBERTY TWP
156-161 James M JEWEL 29 m w Agent for Sew Mach. 300 Ohio
Martha 19 f w Keeping house Ohio....nee BIGGS
Willie 4 m w Ohio
Stephen BIGGS 40 m w Ohio “lives with son-in-law cripple”
Johnny BIGGS 10 m w Attn. School Ohio
Ancestry.com pg 20 of 30
1880 CENSUS OHIO BUTLER COUNTY LIBERTY TWP DISTRICT 22
192-201 James JEWELL w m 39 m Sewing Machine Agent Oh Oh Oh
Martha w f 33 wife m Keeps House Oh Oh Oh
Willie R w m 13 son s Oh Oh Oh
Charles E w m 7 son s Oh Oh Oh
Okey P w m 2 son s Oh Oh Oh
John BIGGS w m 21 Boarder s Oh Oh Oh
vcm: John Walter BIGGS died 2-12-1887 in Middletown, Ohio
Ancestry.com pg 20 of 29
1890 CENSUS VETERANS SCHEDULES OHIO BUTLER COUNTY MIDDLETOWN
James M JEWELL...........160 Third Street Middletown
Private...Company I...16th Ky Inf...22 Oct 1861 to 31 Jan 1885
Ancestry.com pg 36 of 37
1900 CENSUS OHIO BUTLER COUNTY MIDDLETOWN WARD 3 DISTRICT 21
363-395 James JEWELL head w m Oct 1840 59 marr 33yrs Ohio Ohio Ohio Grocer
Martha wife w f Sept 1847 52 marr 33yrs 5 children-2 living Ohio Ohio Ohio
from "Memoirs of the Miami Valley" page 358-359
James M. Jewell, one of the highly esteemed residents of Middletown, is now living retired from business cares, having earned his present leisure by years of industry and the practice of thrift. He was born at Hamilton, Butler county, Ohio, in 1840, a son of John D. and Jane (Milner) Jewell, both of whom were natives of Hamilton. The paternal grandfather, Elijah Jewell came from Maryland to Butler county, Ohio, probably as early as 1796. Locating at Hamilton, he followed his trade as a millwright there until his death, which occurred in 1858. The maiden name of his wife was Lavina Whitehead, and she was brought to Cincinnati, Ohio, at an early day. Both she and her husband were devout members of the Methodist Episcopal church, and very active in it, assisting in founding that denomination at Hamilton. James M. Jewell was reared under the parental roof, and early taught the dignity of honest labor and the necessity to save money earned through industrious habits. He was given a better educational training than is afforded to some even in these days, and certainly fell to the lot of but few when he was young, as he was sent to Dayton, Ohio, to pursue his studies.
Completing them, he went to Maysville, Ky., and while living there
enlisted for service in the war between the states in Company I,
Sixteenth Kentucky Infantry, and was in the service for three years and
some months, after which he was honorably discharged. Returning home,
Mr. Jewell became a salesman for the Singer Sewing Machine company, and
sold their product over a wide territory for nineteen years, and during
that period built up an extensive acquaintance and made many warm
personal friends. Leaving the road Mr. Jewell then established himself
in a grocery business at Middletown, conducting it until 1916, when he
retired, and since then he has occupied his attention with looking into
civic matters, and national policies, being very well posted. In 1865,
he was married to Miss Martha Baggs (Biggs)
of Montgomery county, Ohio, born June 18, 1845, a daughter of Steven and
Nancy (Mahoney) Baggs (Biggs) of Greene
county, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Jewell have two children, namely: William and
Charles, both of whom live at Middletown. Mr. Jewell is a Republican,
but has not sought to bring himself before the public as an office
seeker, nor has he cared to permit the use of his name on the party
ticket. His popularity has always been great. Both he and Mrs. Jewell
belong to the Methodist Episcopal church, the same one his grandparents
were instrumental in founding. His wife's father lived to be 102 years
of age, and when he died had never worn glasses, and had enough of his
own teeth to do away with the necessity of false ones. Judging by the
alertness and keen intelligence of Mr. Jewell, he bids fair to attain to
a ripe old age himself, and as each year adds something to his store of
knowledge, longevity on his part will be a distinctive benefit to his
Ancestry.com pg 2 of 32
1910 CENSUS OHIO BUTLER COUNTY MIDDLETOWN WARD 1 DISTRICT 28
107 Hughes Street
21-22 James M. JEWELL head m w 69 marr1 44yrs Ohio Ohio Ohio Grocer Grocery Store
Martha A wife f w 62 marr1 44yrs 5 children 2 living Ohio Ohio Ohio
Ancestry.com pg 5 of 11
1920 CENSUS OHIO BUTLER COUNTY MIDDLETOWN WARD 1 DISTRICT 49
107 Hugh Street
54-58 James M. JEWELL head m w 79 m Ohio Ohio Ohio none
Martha A wife f w 73 m Ohio Ohio Ohio none
vcm: Martha A. Biggs JEWELL died December 19, 1921
James M. JEWELL died February 20, 1923
Both are buried at the Middletown Cemetery with other members of their family.
Ancestry.com pages 33 & 34 of
52 by vcm
1860 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO MIDDLETOWN
611-605 Anna Margaret ________ 69 f $8,000 3,000 Pa.
David KNEESE 29 m Farmer $300 Ohio
Percilla* 20 f Ohio...vcm* I believe this should be Drucilla
Ancestry.com page 51 of 32 by vcm
1870 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO LEMON TWP. MIDDLETOWN
388-395 David KNEESE 40 m w Farmer $10,000 1150 Ohio
Druzilla 30 f w Keeping house Ohio
Fannie 1 f w Ohio
David DRISKELL 22 m w Works on farm $300 Ohio
Ancestry.com page 2 of 48 by vcm
1880 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO LEMON TWP. DISTRICT 20
12-13 David KNERSE/KNEESE w m 51 marr Farmer Ohio Ohio Ohio
Drucilla w f 40 marr Keeping house Ohio Ohio Ohio
Lydia w f 11 dau At home Scarlet Fever Ohio Ohio Ohio
Clara w f 8 dau At home Measles Ohio Ohio Ohio
Ancestry.com by vcm
1920 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO LEMON TWP ED# 42
55-55 Druzilla KNEESE head f w 79 wid Ohio Ohio Ohio
Carrie CLARK dau 48 wid Ohio Ohio Ohio
vcm note: and next door 56-56 are Jacob E. RITTIG and her dau Frances
LEMON TWP Page 654
Daniel MCCALLAY, president of the First National Bank of Middletown, was born August 10, 1839, at Dayton, Ohio, being the first son of Henry and Anna (MCKNIGHT) MCCALLAY. His father was a native of Pennsylvania, and his mother of New Jersey. They removed to this State with their parents about 1830. The father early learned the wagon-maker's trade, at which he labored in Miamisburg, that being the place where his parents settled. He afterwards followed his trade in Dayton, where the subject of this sketch was born. Returning to Miamisburg, he engaged in the hotel business. The MCCALLAY House, of that place, was conducted by him until about 1857, when he removed to Middletown, where he kept what was then and is now known as the United States Hotel. This he conducted till 1861, being compelled to withdraw from business on account of failing health. He died the year following, in 1862, at the age of forty-nine. His widow survived him but three years, dying in the year 1865, at the age of forty-nine, also.
At the age of eighteen, Daniel engaged as clerk in the dry goods store of Jacob LEIBEE, of Middletown. He continued in his employment for three years, till 1861, when he was made a partner in the business. The firm of LEIBEE & MCCALLAY was continued till 1870. Mr. MCCALLAY then withdrew from the dry goods trade, and with the proceeds of nine years' prosperous business, engaged in the lumber and grain trade in the country with Mr. J. M. ROBINSON, a silent partner. They carried on a large business, both in Middletown and Franklin, till 1877. Mr. MCCALLAY was the first to build a grain-house in Middletown with modern conveniences, constructed so as to admit teams and wagons, by which means the grain could be dumped under a roof.
In 1877 Mr. MCCALLAY, in company with his brother-in-law, Mr. Robert WILSON, bought the tobacco factory then carried on by Mr. P. J. SORG, Mr. John AUER, and Mr. WILSON. Mr. MCCALLAY and Mr. WILSON bought the interest of the other partners. A large addition to the factory was soon built, and the enterprise greatly increased. The original capacity of four hundred thousand pounds per year was increased the first year to nearly a million, and the second year to nearly two million pounds, which is its present annual product. The plug tobacco manufactory of WILSON & MCCALLAY is one of the largest west of the Alleghanies, and gives employment to upward of three hundred operatives. In 1878 Mr. MCCALLAY disposed of his real estate and invested it in stock of the First National Bank of Middletown. The year following he was made one of the directors, and at the election of January, 1882, was chosen its president. The capital of the bank is now one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, with fifty-five thousand dollars of surplus, of which Mr. MCCALLAY owns one-sixth. Mr. MCCALLAY's religious affiliations are with the Presbyterian Church, of which he has been a member since 1875.
On the 23d of October, 1859, Mr. MCCALLAY was married to Miss Mary E. LEIBEE, daughter of Jacob and Sarah LEIBEE, of Middletown. Mr. LEIBEE, who was Mr. MCCALLAY's first employer and partner, died June, 1876. His wife had preceded him but a few months, having died in November, 1875. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mr. MCCALLAY, both living. Mary E. was born July 15, 1862, and Edwin L., born July 30, 1874.
Edmund L. MCCALLAY, commercial traveler in tobacco, was born in Miamisburg, Montgomery County, Ohio, June 15, 1842. He is the son of Harry MCCALLAY and Lydia Ann MCKNIGHT, who came to this county in the Spring of 1857. William MCCALLAY served in the Mexican War. Edmund L. MCCALLAY enlisted in Company D, Ninety-third Ohio Volunteers, August 5, 1862, and was taken prisoner at the battle of Stone River, December 31, 1862, being confined in Libby Prison three months. On being paroled, he was sent to Annapolis, Maryland, and from there to Camp Chase, where he acted as a clerk in the office of the provost-marshal, Captain John W. KYLE. He remained there nearly one year. Securing an appointment as second lieutenant United States Colored Infantry, March 4, 1864, and passing a satisfactory examination before a board of regular army officers at Louisville, Kentucky, he was sent on to Camp Delaware, Ohio. He was appointed post quartermaster and commissary in April, 1864. On application, he was relieved by the governor and sent to the front in August, with two hundred and forty recruits. He was ordered to Washington, and appointed assistant aid-de-camp to General YEOMAN, being promoted to first lieutenant, August 10. After being relieved, he was again appointed an aid-de-camp to General A. M. BLACKMAN, and shortly after made brigade commissary. During the next few months he served as aid-de-camp and acting assistant-general, being appointed post adjutant at Smithsville, North Carolina, in September, 1865. He was mustered out at Camp Chase, in October, returning to Middletown,, where he went into the dry-goods business. Shortly after he received an appointment as second lieutenant in the regular army, to date from July, 1866. He was ordered to Fort McPherson, where he was till May, 1867, and was afterward stationed at several military posts. He resigned his position as first lieutenant December 31, 1870. He participated in many engagements with the Indians while stationed at Forts C. F. Smith and Phil. Kearney. At present he is a traveling salesman for WILSON & MCCALLAY, plug tobacco manufacturers.
It seems Samuel & Jesse were
the children of Alexander & Elizabeth Ann Meharry They are said to be
buried in Eaton, Ohio
Need information on this family...vcm
Jesse Elemer Meharry 17 D 3 Sep
1881 d Child of A & E
Samuel Edwin Meharry 3 Y 1 M 26 Nov 1880 d Child of A & E
In the obit below it states that Alexander Meharry died in 1878. So the big question is how is Jessie his son... or are we missing part of the date...Thanks
THE REV. ALEXANDER MEHARRY, D. D.
Although only a resident of Eaton a few years, the citizens of the place feel themselves largely indebted to the minister of the Gospel whose name stands at the head of this article. They have a high regard for his character and cherish lovingly his memory.
It was principally through the energy and zeal of the Rev. Alexander Meharry that the Methodist Episcopal society of Eaton secured their beautiful house of worship, unrivaled by any in the State or in the western country, except a very few in the large cities, and one of the chief, if not the leading architectural ornament of the village.
As the agent who brought about
the existence of this superb church, and no less from the fact that the
last years of Mr. Meharry's life were spent in Eaton, and that he was
laid away to his final rest in Mound cemetery, the people of Eaton have
a peculiar interest in the "good old preacher," and it is fitting that
there should be preserved for them the record of the life which came to
the close of its earthly chapter in their midst.
Alexander Meharry was born in Adams county, Ohio, October 17, 1813, and died in Eaton, November 10, 1878, in the sixty-fifth year of his age, and the thirty seventh of his ministry. His father, Alexander Meharry, was born in Ireland, August 5, 1763; married Jane Frances, May 7, 1794, and soon afterward came to America; tarried four years in Pennsylvania, and in 1798 emigrated to Adams county, Ohio. He possessed remarkable energy and industry, and was a zealous Methodist. He was instantly killed by the fall of a tree while returning from a camp meeting in 1813, and his wife was left with a family of seven sons and one daughter to care for unaided. The youngest of the children, the subject of this sketch, joined the Methodist church at the age of fourteen. He was reared on a farm, with only pioneer school advantages.
The first eight years of his majority were spent in a store at Ripley, Ohio, where he made such a reputation for integrity that he obtained the loan of one thousand five hundred dollars on no other security than his individual note. In September, 1841, he joined the Ohio conference as an itinerant preacher, and subsequently rode the circuits of Blendon, Bainbridge, Dunbarton, Deer Creek, and Frankfort, in Ohio, and Maysville in Kentucky. In September, 1848, he became the first Methodist city missionary in Cincinnati, and stood heroically at his post during the ravages of cholera in 1849-50- In September, 1850, he was appointed financial agent of the Ohio Wesleyan University at Delaware, and with the exception of one year gratuitously given as agent to the Springfield Female college, served six years. In September, 1857, he became pastor at Franklin, Ohio, where in two years he built a church edifice, besides liquidating some debts. In 1859 he took charge of the church in Middletown, and in 1861 became pastor of Finley chapel in Cincinnati, and was among the first of the clergymen who advocated the employment of colored troops in the Union war.
From 1863 to 1866 he was stationed at Wilmington, where he erected a church edifice. He then became agent of the Wesleyan Female college at Cincinnati. The old building on Vine street had been sold for debt, and a new structure would be erected. He succeeded, although many obstacles opposed, in securing the erection of the present building, which is an ornament to the city and a monument to Methodism. In the fall of 1868 he became pastor at Eaton, and remained three years, within which time the present house of worship was built. In 1871 he was appointed presiding elder of the Ripley district, and in 1872 transferred to the Springfield district. In 1875 he settled in Eaton. In 1877 the Athens Wesleyan university, of Tennessee, conferred upon him the degree of doctor of divinity. In 1878 he was appointed financial agent of the Delaware Wesleyan university. During a service of thirty-seven years he travelled nearly forty-five thousand miles, received into church connection over three thousand persons, and raised as agent for colleges and churches over one hundred thousand dollars. Since 11874 he had held superannuated relations to his conference. His long and active service had given him a warm place in the hearts of the multitudes for whom he had labored.
He was twice married. August 14, 1844, he married Ann Ransom, a niece of Governor Worthington, of Ohio.
She died June 22, 1847. On May
1, 1856, he married Eliza Ann Ogden, of Clark county, Ohio.
Earl MORRISON 1912-1913 Elaine MORRISON 1912-1913 No Elaine Morrison listed in the Middletown death certificates
Ohio Death Certificate Middletown, Ohio name: Earl Morrison single, white, male born: February 25, 1912 Kentucky died: March 20, 1913 Middletown, Ohio cause: measles father: Dan Morrison born Kentucky mother: Sarah Morris born Kentucky Ohio death Certificate Middletown, Ohio name: Elsie MORRISON single, white, female born: April 9, 1912 died: March 5, 1913 Middletown, Ohio age: 10 months 24 days cause: measles father: Row Morrison born Kentucky mother: Laura Moore born Kentucky
>>> Doug Mumma <email@example.com> 02/26/2014 2:31 AM >>>
If you receive this message in error, please forward it to an appropriate person, if possible.
I am sending this request for information to several organizations since it is not clear to me who might have the answer to my questions. My questions relate to the tombstone of Emma Mewma which is located in the Middletown Pioneer Cemetery, Square 5, lot 18 in which John Mumma (1780 - 1849) is buried along with his descendants. John Mumma is the progenitor of the Butler County Mumma families and owned the Madison House hotel at the time of his death in 1849.
Shown below is a photograph of Emma's tombstone which is posted on RootsWeb.
The MEWMA surname carved on the tombstone is simply WRONG! It should have been spelled as MUMMA as are all of the other tombstones of this family and I am trying to understand how this error probably happened and suggest that a Note might be inserted in the MUMMA section of the cemetery listings, pointing to this incorrect spelling. I had missed seeing it over the past 10 years that I have researched the MUMMA families of Butler county. The Mewma entry appears on a completely different page in the listings and I missed it.
Also, from the cemetery information listed for Emma Mewma, it is not clear to me if all of the names ("Florence Mewma", "John Mewma" and "wife of John Mewma") are all carved on the stone or are bits of information added to the recorded Cemetery listing.
Some background information:
1) John Mumma (Emma's husband) was born abt 1852 as the middle son of Daniel Mumma and Caroline Wetzel. His father, Daniel Mumma, died in 1853 and is also buried in this plot, along with his daughter, Mary, who died as an infant.
2) John also had a sister named Florence, born about 1850. I know that Florence was alive in 1894 when she married Edward Thompson in Middletown.
3) John married Emma L. Gunckel on 22 Nov 1876 in Montgomery County, Ohio. Her father, William Gunckel, was a "cooper" in Germantown where Emma was born and raised. After the marriage, Emma and John resided in Butler County.
4) A son named "John Vernon Mumma" was born to John and Emma Gunckel Mumma on 23 Sep 1877 in Madison Twp., Butler Co., OH.
5) John Mumma, the father, died on 10 Mar 1880 at age 28, in Madison Twp., Butler Co., OH. His burial or his tombstone have not been listed on any burial recordings, other than the listing of "wife of John Mumma" on Emma's tombstone. I have not personally viewed this stone so I don't know the exact wording that is carved on it.
6) Emma, the young widow, immediately moved back home to Germantown with her young son and is enumerated in the same house as her parents in the 1880 census, recorded only 3 months after her husband's death.
1880 Census OH, Montgomery Co., German twp. Page 472D (same household) 1 June 1990
*** family 118 ***
William Z. Gunckel, head, 64, b: PA/PA/PA, cooper
Sarah Gunckel, wife, 55, b: VA/VA/VA, House keeping
James Gunckel, son, 35, single, b: OH/PA/VA, blacksmith
George Gunckel, son, 27, single, b: OH/PA/VA, works at cigar making
Eliza Gunckel, dau, 25, b: single, OH/PA/VA,
*** family 119 ***
Emma MUMA, 23, widow, b: OH/PA/VA, School Teacher
Werna MUMA, Son, b: OH/OH/OH
7) Emma Gunckel Mumma died on 8 April 1881, about 1 year after her husband. This death date is record in various Mumma family documents. After Emma's death, John Vernon Mumma was raised by his grandparents, married a girl in Montgomery County and started a raising a large family. The family migrated to San Diego, CA where John died in 1940.
So, these are the facts. I know by comparing the birth and death dates that Emma Mewma and Emma Gunckel Mumma are one in the same person. All I can do is speculate about how the tombstone surname spelling got screwed up. By 1880, there was no one living in Butler County with the MUMMA surname. They had all died or had moved elsewhere, so it was no longer a common and familiar surname.
My guess is Emma's father was not highly educated and may have had difficulty spelling. MUMMA is not an easy name to spell if you only hear it spoken. The normal pronunciation is "MOO MAW" or "MEW MAW". So, it is likely that her father went to Middletown to have the tombstone made and simply told the stonecutter the name and vital information for Emma which he would have known. He probably didn't know John's birth or death dates exactly. It is unclear about the other names listed. Is "Florence" John's sister? Who is the "John" that is listed - is that John the husband or reserved for John the son.
So, my questions are:
a) Do any original burial records or transcriptions still exist that might provide information as to who ordered Emma's tombstone?
b) What are the exact inscriptions on Emma's Tombstone? How are they placed on the stone? i.e. all on one face? 3 sides?
c) Anything in any old records that might suggest that John was buried here first and then the larger stone was erected, replacing John's stone, after Emma's death?
Thank you for your time and if Emma's name could also be entered in the MUMMA spelling area of the index with a note saying "see Emma Mewma's record". This might assist future researchers. If you know who might have some information to contribute to this puzzle, please forward this message to them.
I am in the process of updating my summary information about the Mumma families of Butler & Preble Counties. I will send an updated file to anyone who is interested.
Douglas M Mumma - 2123 Farmington Place - Livermore, CA 94550-6423
firstname.lastname@example.org - Phone: (925) 447-5164 - http://www.mumma.org/
Ancestry.com page 84 of 116 by vcm 1930 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO LEMON TWP DISTRICT 26 824-839 Jacob RETTIG head O 3700 m w 60 marr 16yrs Ohio Ger Ger Foreman Culbert Factory Frances C. wife f w 61 marr 17yrs Ohio Ohio Ohio Frances Kneese Rettig d/o David Kneese & Drucilla Lucas
The Schaffer-Crawley Bible was found at a garage sale in Middletown, Butler County, Ohio and was transcribed by Vivian Combs Moon 1-12-2006.
Benjamin W. Schaffer & Isabella S. Crawley
Married Sept. 4, 1870
Clifford S. Dryden & Ida M. Schaffer
Married August 13, 1895
Benjamin W. Schaffer Aug. 7, 1848
Isabella S. Schaffer May 25, 1851
Charles O. Schaffer Oct. 11, 1871
Arnold A. Schaffer Jan. 1, 1876
Ida M. Schaffer Nov. 3, 1877
Harry Schaffer Oct. 19, 1879
Nina Dryden Feb. 23, 1986
G. Crawley Born Jan 25, 1815 Died Apr. 1, 1896
Martha Crawley Born Nov. 22, 1824 Died May 7, 1880
Ida M. Dryden July 23, 1896
Nina Dryden Mar. 16, 1896
The following research by Vivian Combs Moon 1-12-2006
Schaffer DRYDEN and her daughter Nina Dryden are buried in the
Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio. See tombstone photo at:
1900 Census Butler Co. Ohio Lemon Twp.
Dist. 19 (72 Main St)
Benjamin Shaffor, head, b. Aug. 1848, age 51, m. 30 yrs, OhOhOh, grocer
Elizabeth, wife, b. May 1851, age 49, m. 30 yrs, 4 ch 3 liv., OhPaOh
(Isabella in bible)
Charles O., son, b. Oct. 1871, age 28, single, OhOhOh, salesman, grocery
Arnold E., son, b. Jan. 1875, age 25, OhOhOh, salesman, grocery
1910 Census Butler Co. Ohio Lemon Twp.
Arnold Schaffer, head, age 34, m. 2 yrs, OhOhOh, clerk in post office
Bess, wife, age 27, m. 2 yrs, no children, OhOhOh
OHIO DEATH RECORDS
Benjamin W. SCHAFFER
died: March 4, 1912
born: August 7, 1848 Penn.
buried: March 6, 1912 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Oh. [ Section 9 Lot 302 ]
OHIO DEATH RECORDS
died: May 15, 1904
born: Unknown Ohio
mother: Martha ALLIS
father: A. G. CRAWLEY
buried: May 17, 1904 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio [ Section 9 Lot 34 ]
OHIO DEATH RECORDS
Albert G. CRAWLEY
died: April 1, 1897
age: 82 born New Jersey
buried: April 4, 1897 Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio [ Section 9 Lot 34 ]
VCM NOTE : I believe this is Elmer C. STARRY s/o William H. & Emily STARRY. OHIO DEATH CERTIFICATE MIDDLETOWN, OHIO DC# 77 Vol 1 Elmer C. STARRY single, white male residence: Miltonville, Butler Co Oh father: Not listed mother: Not listed birth: Not listed died: September 27, 1886 Miltonville, Butler Co Oh informant: doctor burial: Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio Ancestry.com page 11 of 33 1870 CENSUS WARREN COUNTY, OHIO MASSIE TWP. 111-106 William H. STARRY 32 m w Miller 5000 600 Ohio Emily 28 f w Kepping house Ohio John E. 9 m w Attending school Ohio Elmer C. 7 m w Attending school Ohio Jennie M. 1 f w _______ Ohio
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1880 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO LEMON TWP. DISTRICT 20
36-37 Fred WAGONER head m w 55 Farmer Hesse Darmstadt Hesse Hesse
Cristine wife 50 f w Keeping House Wurtemberg Wurt Wurt
vcm: Middletown Cemetery burial records do not include Christine or Friderick Wagner/Wagoner however they do have a tombstone.
Carlton Waldo married Mary Flennor
Carlton Waldo married Rhoda Potter
Martha J. WATSON born September 11, 1851, died August 29, 1915 Middletown, Ohio. She was the daughter of William OWENS & Margaret STRAITER / STRADER After more research I found that Martha J. WATSON was the dau of William OWEN & Margaret STRADER...on her dc it is spelled Straiter William M. Owen & Margaret STADER were married Dec. 16, 1849 in Darke County, Ohio
On the Veteran's of Butler
County, web site they list the following information for John H. Watson
J.H. Watson (JOHN H)
1216 Elm Street Middletown Ohio
Died May 23, 1923 in Middletown Ohio
died from Gun Shot Wound to the lung
Buried May 25, 1923
Born April 22, 1872 (Cannot be right) in Troy Ohio
Middletown Cemetery Middletown Ohio
Lot # 43 section SE 1/4 grave 3
Next of Kin Mrs Mary Watson Middletown Ohio
Tombstone for J. H. Watson in the Middletown Cemetery reads:
J. H. Watson
Co E 31st Ohio Infantry
VCM Note: This is a Civil War Tombstone and can not be the same John Watson listed on the Veterans Web Site. The John H. Watson, Civil War Veteran, married Martha J. Owen/Owens about 1869. Martha J. Watson and her mother Margaret Owen are buried beside J. H. Watson at the Middletown Cemetery. Research by Vivian Combs Moon
Ohio Death Certificate
DC # 98 Volume 1 Middletown, Ohio
John H. Watson
male, white, never married ? vcm: I believe they just checked the wrong box
residence in Middletown: 32 years
residence: 64 Clinton Street, Middletown, Ohio
age: 57 years
cause of death: cholera
died: August 24, 1900 Middletown, Ohio
father: not listed
mother: not listed
informant: not listed
funeral home: Wilson Funeral Home, Middletown, Ohio
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1870 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO LEMON TWP
621 John WATSON 35 m w Drives Team OH
Martha 19 f w Keeps House OH....nee OWEN/OWENS
Martha 1/12 f w OH
Ancestry.com page 73 of 91 by Vivian Combs Moon
1880 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO MIDDLETOWN DISTRICT 21
632-753 John WATSON w m 38 m Teamster OHTNOH
Martha w f 28 wife m Keeps house TNTNTN
Evaline w f 9 dau s OHOHOH
John T.? w m 8 son s OHOHOH
Edward w m 5 son s OHOHO
Anna w f 2 dau s OHOHOH
William OWENS father in law 63 dDay Laborer TNTNTN
1900 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO LEMON TWP.
64Clinton St., Middletown, Ohio
209-233 John H. WATSON head Jan. 1843 57yrs marr 32yrs OHVAOH Day Laborer
Martha wife Sept. 1851 48yrs marr 32 yrs 7 - 6 children living, OHTNTN
Eveline dau July 1870 29yrs single OHOHOH laborer tobacco works
John T? son, March 1872 28yrs single OHOHOH stemmer tobacco works
Buelha dau Dec188415yrs single OHOHOH laborer tobacco works
Bertha dau Apr. 1892 8yrs single OHOHOH at school
On August 24, 1900 John H. Watson died
1910 CENSUS BUTLER COUNTY, OHIO MIDDLETOWN DISTRICT 33
503 Tytus Ave., Middletown
779-456 Martha WATSON head f w wid 59 9-6 children OHTNTN
Eva dau f w 39 s OHOHOH
Bertha dau f w 17 s OHOHOH
Martha J. WATSON born September 11, 1851, died August 29, 1915 Middletown, Ohio.
She was the daughter of William OWENS & Margaret STRAITER
Name: WATSON J H
DOB: 04/22/1872 ------ this is wrong if Date of service is correct.
Birth State: OH
Service Entry Date: 02/16/1864 ------ date of birth here is wrong at 1872
Discharge Date: UNKNOWN since entered service before birth
Date of Death: 05/23/1923
Lot: NE 1/4
From LDS records:
Gustavus E. Wampler
Birth: 22 OCT 1809 Of, , Butler, Ohio
Marriage: About 1826 Of, , Butler, Ohio
Death: 23 JAN 1879
Mrs Eliza S. Wampler
Birth: 19 AUG 1809 Of, , Butler, Ohio
Marriage: About 1826 Of, , Butler, Ohio
Death: 11 FEB 1866
Gustavus Wampler married Eliza Barnitz
05 JUL 1836 Saint Matthews Lutheran Church, Hanover, York, Pennsylvania
Gustavus E. & Eliza S. Barnitz WAMPLER Tombstone reads...
G. E. Wampler M. D.
Died Jan. 23, 1879
Aged 69 years 3 mo 1 d
Eliza S. [Barnitz]
Wife of G. E. Wampler M. D.
Died Feb. 11, 1866
Aged 56 years 5 mo 23 d
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