Category Archives: Elkhart County

Luther Owen Salsbury

Luther Owen Salsbury
b. 29 January 1873, Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Indiana, to Luther (1832-1907) and Clarissa Jane (1842-1875) (McCoy) Salsbury
d. 9 May 1936, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada

m. 9 September 1900, Reno, Washoe County, Nevada
Alice Nora Smith
b. 5 September 1880, Odessa, Missouri
d. 15 January 1955, Lovelock, Nevada

Children with Alice Nora Smith:
• Luther Earl (1901-1918)
• Clarissa Ellen (1905-1983)
• LeRoy (1907-1971)

Luther left Indiana before 1900 and lived in Marseilles, Illinois, then Floriston, California, before settling in Reno, Nevada.

Submitted by:
Brenton M. Dodge
Grants Pass OR

Abigail Niccum

Abigail “Abby” Niccum
b. 28 February 1879, Wabash County, Indiana, to John and Mariah (Mallott) Niccum
d. 1 January 1961, Rumford, Maine

m. 20 July 1898, Wabash County, Indiana
Arthur Brewer
d. Maine

Children with Arthur Brewer:
• Elma Marie married Linwood Jordan
• Vernon (b. 1914) married Dorothy Tyler

Abby was the eighth child of John and Mariah. She lived in Wabash County and Elkhart County, Indiana until about 1910 when her husband was transferred to Portland, Maine, by the Indiana Paper Mill for which he worked.

Submitted by:
Mary Jane Shackelford Kaiser
Ft. Wayne IN

Abraham Mishler

Abraham Mishler
b. 24 June 1842, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana, to Elias and [–?–] Mishler
d. 21 October 1929, Edison, Gosper County, Nebraska

m. 1 January 1867
Sarah Stump
b. 19 January 1848, Union Township, Elkhart County, Indiana
d. 7 August 1924, Edison, Gosper County, Nebraska

Children with Sarah Stump:
• John E.
• Anna
• Susan F.
• Ida
• Jakie L.
• Will C.
• Hattie (twin)
• Mattie (twin)

Abraham left Indiana sometime in the 1870’s.

Submitted by:
Helen C. Cole
Ordville WA

Thomas Mason

Thomas Mason
b. about 1792, North Carolina, to Thomas and Elizabeth Mason
d. 21 September 1865, Ironton, Sauk County, Wisconsin

m/1. 22 may 1815, Wayne County, Indiana
Griselda “Grizzel” Elliott
b. 1796, North Carolina, to Job and Orpha (Griffin) Elliott
d. 1830-31 in Indiana

m/2. 12 August 1831, Delaware County, Indiana
Mahala Puckett
b. about 1807, Surry County, North Carolina
d. Ironton, Sauk County, Wisconsin

Children with Griselda Elliott:
• Malinda (1825-1876) married Meredith Beeson
• Elihu married Elizabeth Collins
• Elliott (Eliot) married Gincy Jackson
• Edith married William Bates and/or Isaac Macy
• Mary married Thomas Addington

Children with Mahala Puckett:
• Nathan (1832-1912) married Elizabeth Weeks
• Gilla (b. 1834) married Will Bundy
• Thomas Elwood (1837-1914) married Martha Ann Bundy
• Clarinda (b. 1840)
• Isom (b. 1844) married Margaret Thomas
• James (b. 1846-died during Sherman’s march to the sea)
• Falitha (Talitha) (b. 1849) married George W. Ganfield
• Mahala (1851-1930) married John Fraser

Thomas came to Wayne County, Indiana, about 1814- 1815. They resided in Chester, Wayne County; Mississinewa Township; Delaware County; Pleasant Township; and Grant, Elkhart, and Randolph counties. He left the state in 1853 from Grant or Howard County. Thomas and Mahala were among the founding families of the Quaker settlement at Baraboo, Wisconsin. He was a minister.

Submitted by:
Leslie Hope
Santa Monica CA

Catherine Krunzen

Catherine Krunzen
b. 8 August 1838, Elkhart County, Indiana
d. 19 June 1921, Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas

m/1. 1855, Elkhart County, Indiana
William Carpenter
d. 26 October 1898, Osage County, Kansas

m/2. 10 July 1901, Osage County, Kansas
Basil Albaugh
d. 1903, Osage County, Kansas

Children with William Carpenter:
• Frank
• Alfred
• [–?–] married James Storms
• [–?–] married F. D. Burkdoll
• Nellie married [–?–] Blair
• Della married [–?–] Kempman
• Hattie married [–?–] Rigs
• Emma married [–?–] Midney

Catherine left Indiana in 1869 from Elkhart County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Dr. Eric C. Stumpf
Burr Ridge IL

Edward Samuel Davis

Edward Samuel Davis
b. 22 May 1832, Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, to Mahlon and Julia Ann (Strain) Davis
d. 8 October 1912, Rubens, Jewell County, Kansas

m. 18 July 1864, Troy, Doniphan County, Kansas
Mary Ann Winder
b. 7 October 1839, Harrison County, Ohio
d. 19 May 1913, Montrose, Jewell County, Kansas

Children with Mary Ann Winder:

  • Edward Samuel, Jr. (1864-1926) married Anna Dahl

Edward lived in Goshen, Elkhart County, and in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana, before leaving the state in 1855 for Troy, Doniphan County, Kansas.

Helen Anna Curran

Helen Anna Curran
b. 25 November 1894, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana, to James and Mary Florence (Condra) Curran
d. 11 September 1976, Arlington Heights, Illinois

m. 17 February 1917, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
William Dewolf Cook
b. 29 July 1890, Melrose, Clark County, Illinois, to Andrew and Mary (Thompson) Cook
d. 27 February 1945, Phoenix, Arizona

Children with William Dewolf Cook:

  • William Edward (b. 1919) married Shirley Ann Bauer
  • Ellen Irene (b. 1921) married Charles Robert Courtney

Helen moved to Chicago after the death of her father in 1911. After the death of her husband, she had several jobs, including being a cashier at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. Helen and William are both buried in Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Ellen C. Courtney
San Francisco CA

Kenneth G Cleveland and Evelyn M. Carter

Dr. Kenneth G. Cleveland
b. 14 November 1916, Porter Township, Cass County, Michigan, to Lloyd J. and Leila M.  (Wilson) Cleveland
d. 16 January 1969, South Bend, Indiana
bur. Rice Cemetery, Elkhart, Indiana

m. 10 October 1936, Goshen, Indiana
Evelyn M. Carter
b. 9 March 1917, Porter Township, Cass County, Michigan, to R. Ned and Lena G. (Robbins) Carter
d. 22 June 2001, Elkhart, Elkart Co., IN

Kenneth Cleveland and Evelyn Carter gravestone

Kenneth Cleveland and Evelyn Carter gravestone – Rice Cemetery, Elkhart, Indiana

Children of Kenneth G. and Evelyn M. (Carter) Cleveland:

  • Ann (b. 1940) married Garon E. Mann
  • John C. (b. 1943)
  • Herbert R. (b. 1947)

Dr. Cleveland was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church; a graduate of Elkhart High School, and a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry in April 1943. He was a Captain in the Army Dental Corp. in WWII, serving on military bases in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas.

In addition to having a very successful dental practice for many years in Elkhart, Kenneth was a past president of the North Central Dental Society and a fellow of the American College of Dentists. He was also a very active member of the community and the Masonic Lodge in Elkhart.

Evelyn M. (Carter) Cleveland was survived by her children. A sister, Leona McDowell and a brother, LaZelle Carter preceded her in death.

Submitted by:
Ann (Cleveland) Mann
Elkhart IN

George Washington Vance

George Washington Vance
b. 21 August 1811, Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia), to Henry and Elizabeth (Leaps) Vance
d. 2 December 1890, Mankato, Jewel County, Kansas

m. 2 February 1832, Fayette County, Virginia
Elizabeth Ann Murdock
b. 12 August 1812, Monroe County, Virginia
d. 6 November 1883, Mankato, Jewel County, Kansas

Children with Elizabeth Ann Murdock:

  • John James (1832-1840)
  • Henry
  • Elizabeth (b. 1835)
  • Lewis (b. 1837)
  • Daniel (b. 1840)
  • Rebecca (b. 1842)
  • George Washington, Jr.
  • Margaret
  • Martha
  • Mary
  • Arrena
  • Millard

George immigrated to Indiana from Virginia in 1835. He resided in Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, and emigrated to Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, in 1843.

Submitted by:
Everett W. Spackman
Laramie WY