Category Archives: DeKalb County

John B. Knight

John B Knight
birth: 1839 De Kalb, Indiana, USA to David Brookens Knight and Mary Ann Boyle Knight
death: 26 June 1822, Umatilla, Oregon, USA
burial: Olney Cemetery, Pendleton, Umatilla, Oregon, USA

marriage: 26 January 1871, Umatilla, Oregon, USA
Mary Olera Harkness
birth: 07 May 1852, Monroe, Iowa, USA to Robert Harkness and Eleanor Gill Harkness
death: 16 April 1922, Umatilla, Oregon, USA
burial: Olney Cemetery, Pendleton, Unatilla, Oregon, USA

Children of John B. Knight and Mary Olera Harkness:

  • Elmer Burton Knight (1879-1951) m. Leta Unknown
  • Roy Brokise Knight (1884-1907)
  • Pearlie David Mitchel Knight (1880-1899)
  • Orlando Whitley Knight (1884-1907)

John B. Knight lived in:

  • De Kalb, IN
  • 1860 – St. Joseph, MI
  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • Umatilla, OR
  • 1920 – Pendleton City, OR

Other Information:

John served in Indiana Eleventh Infantry, Co. E, 1861-1862. He was discharged for disability.

Submitted by: 
Lina M Zerkle
Your Email: linazerkle@mediacombb.net

Simeon Frank Hamman

Simeon Frank Hamman
birth: 23 March 1842, Stark, Ohio, USA to John Hamman and Margaret Frick Hamman
death: 03 September 1910, Lakeport, Lake, California, USA
burial: Hartley Cemetery, Lake, California, USA

marriage: 02 June 1866, De Kalb, Indiana, USA
Elizabeth Jane Wiley
birth: September 1848, Ohio, USA to James Wiley and Ellen Unknown Wiley
death: 27 February 1913, Lakeport, Lake, California, USA
burial: Hartley Cemetery, Lakeport, Lake, California, USA

Simeon Frank Hamman lived in:

  • Stark, OH
  • Franklin township, De Kalb County, IN
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Acton, Petaluma, San Bernadino, CA
  • Washington
  • Lakeport, Lake County, CA

Other Information:

While in Indiana Simeon’s occupation was as carpenter, farmer, and sawmill owner.
He served in the Indiana 88th Infantry, Co. A during the civil war 1862-1866.
He continued his work as a carpenter when they moved California. Simeon had a number of health reasons for moving. He also suffered from deafness.
While there he wrote many letters back to his brother, Daniel F Hamman, telling about Elizabeth’s and his life. When they lived north of Los Angeles in 1909 when the earthquake hit that city. It was felt fifty miles away in Lakeport.

Submitted by:
Lina M Zerkle
Email: linazerkle@mediacombb.net

David Martin

David Martin
birth: 05 November 1813, York, Pennsylvania, USA
death: 28 July 1876, Allamakee, Iowa, USA
burial: Waterville Luthern Church Cemetery, Allamakee, Iowa, USA

marriage: 01 March 1845, De Kalb, Indiana, USA
Lydia Ann Shearer
birth: 01 May 1827, Stark, Ohio, USA
death: 23 September 1905, Allamakee, Iowa, USA
burial: Rossville Cemetery, Allamakee, Iowa, USA

Children of David Martin and Lydia Ann Shearer:

  • Harriet Elizabeth Martin (1845-1847) m. Daniel F Hamman
  • Missouri Martin (1847-1890) m. Jacob Shumaker
  • Hiram Herman Martin (1850-1908) m. Mary Naressa Thomas
  • Mary E. Martin (1853-1870) m. Frank Anderson
  • Ellen Martin (1856-1870)
  • Emily A Martin (1858-1937) m. Alvin Allen Forney
  • John D Martin (1861-Unknown)
  • Lydia Ann Martin (1864-1866)
  • Phoebe Caroline Martin (1867-1904) m. Harrie Hans Rongstad
  • Effie Luella Martin (1870-1944) m. Ben Rongstad

David Martin lived in:

  • York County PA
  • De Kalb, IN
  • Paint Creek Township, Allamakee County, IA

Other Information:

Daniel’s daughter, Harriet, moved back to De Kalb County to visit her Uncle John Martin. While there she married neighbor, Daniel F Hamman in 1970.

Submitted by:
Lina M Zerkle
Email: linazerkle@mediacombb.net

John Hamman

John W Hamman
birth: 07 May 1846, Stark, Ohio, USA to John Hamman and Margaret Frick Hamman
death: 31 August 1900, Sherman, Nebraska, USA
burial: Litchfield Cemetery, Sherman, Nebraska, USA

marriage: 11 May 1871, De Kalb, Indiana, USA
Emaline (Emma) Sprankle
birth: 04 March1850, Stark, Ohio, USA to John Sprankle and Sarah Reed Sprankle
death: 12 April 1933, Marion, Oregon, USA
burial: City View, Marion, Nebraska, USA

Children of John W Hamman and Emaline (Emma) Sprankle:

  • Florence Hamman (1874-1879)
  • Everett Edward Hamman (1874-1961) m. Jenny Unknown
  • Joseph Hamman (1877-1935) m. Winnie Elizabeth Hill
  • Sarah Hamman (1879-1879)
  • Franklin James Hamman (1881-1956) m. Ollie May Morehead
  • Oliver Hamman (1882-1882)
  • Arthur Hamman (1884-1884)
  • Grace Valera Hamman (1890-1864) m. George Franklin Warford

John W Hamman lived in:

  • Stark County, OH
  • De Kalb County, IN
  • Sherman, NE

Submitted by:
Lina M Zerkle
linazerkle@mediacombb.net

John B Strouse

John B Strouse
b. 15 January 1863, Albion, Noble County, Indiana, to David W. and Mathilda (Shields) Strouse
d. 10 April 1939, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan

m. 9 April 1884, Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana
Permilla E. Osbun
b. 27 June 1863, Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana

Children with Permilla E. Osbun:
• James Albert
• Arilla May
• Clarence W.
• Earl Clifton

John and Permilla lived in Auburn, DeKalb County, and Columbia City, Whitley County, before emigrating from Indiana in 1901.

Submitted by:
William R. Strouse
Waterloo IA
E-mail: b.strouse@mchsi.com

James Albert Strouse

James Albert Strouse
b. 18 July 1884, Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana, to John and Permilla (Osbun) Strouse
d. 19 April 1968, Zeeland, Ottawa County, Michigan

m. Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
Margaret [–?–]
d. Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan

Children with Margaret [–?–]:
• Margaret L.
• Virginia
• Donald

James left Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana, in 1901.

Submitted by:
William R. Strouse
Waterloo IA 5
E-mail: b.strouse@mchsi.com

Clarence W. Strouse

Clarence W. Strouse
b. 25 March 1890, Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana, to John and Permilla (Osbun) Strouse
d. 8 August 1975, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan

m. 14 March 1912, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan
Ruth Winnefred Bovee
b. 22 January 1890, St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan
d. 3 December 1975, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan

Children with Ruth Winnefred Bovee:
• Jack W.
• William Robert

Clarence emigrated from Auburn, Indiana, in 1901.

Submitted by:
William R. Strouse
Waterloo IA
E-mail: b.strouse@mchsi.com

Permilla E. Osbun

Permilla E. Osbun
b. 27 June 1863, Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana, to John and Susan (Friend) Osbun
d. 7 November 1925, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan

m. 10 April 1884, Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana
John B. Strouse
b. 15 January 1863, Albia, Noble County, Indiana
d. 10 April 1939, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan

Children with John B. Strouse:
• James Albert
• Arilla May
• Clarence W.
• Earl Clifton

They left Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana, in 1901.

Submitted by:
William R. Strouse
Waterloo IA
E-mail: b.strouse@mchsi.com