Category Archives: Fulton County

Richard Edward “Rich” Kremp

Richard Edward “Rich” Kremp
birth: 1889 in Indiana to Frederick Henry Kremp and Caroline A “Carri” (Henry) Kremp
death: 15 Sep 1961 in Indianapolis
burial: Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis

marriage: 27 May 1914 at St Mary’s Catholic Church, 317 N. New Jersey, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Helen Elizabeth Galm
birth: 27 Apr 1893  in Indianapolis to Martin Galm and Magdelene (Beckerich) Galm
death: 2 SEp 1953 at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, Fulton, Indiana
burial: Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis

Children of Helen Elizabeth (Galm) Kremp and Richard Edward “Rich” Kremp:

  • Richard F Kremp, b. 1917, d. 1983, m. Becky Sparks
  • Donald E Kremp, b. 1922, d. 1999, m. Rosemary Davis
  • Ruth Helen Kremp, b. 1923, d. 2003, m. Vincent James McLaughlin
  • Robert M Kremp, b. 1928, d. 1998, m. Mary L Cherry
  • Thomas B Kremp, b. 1929, d. 2012, never married

Ancestor here Lived In:

Richard Edward “Rich” Kremp lived his entire life in Indiana. His known Indianapolis addresses include:

  • 412 N Liberty (from the 1900 Indianapolis city directory)
  • 420 N Liberty (from the 1915 Indianapolis city directory)
  • 2206 Ashland Avenue (from the 1920 Indianapolis city directory)
  • 526 Oakland Avenue
  • 6655 East Pleasant Run Parkway

Other Information:

The submitter believes that Liberty Avenue was renamed Avenue in then “Germantown” area of Indianapolis, now known as “Lockerbie”.

Richard Edward Kremp began his working career as a bookkeeper at Vonnegut Hardware Company in 1906. In 1931 he was named Treasurer and became a member of its board of directors. In 1943 he was named President of the company, a position he held until his retirement in February of 1961.

Submitted by:
Vincent E McLaughlin

Matthias Milton Shidaker

Matthias Milton Shidaker
birth: 21 Jun 1845, Miami County, Ohio to John Shidaker, Jr. & Mary Burgher
death: 15 Apr 1927, Fulton County, Indiana
burial: Moon Cemetery, Fulton County, Indiana

Lottie B. [–?–]
birth: abt 1859
death: bef 1900

Children of Matthias Milton Shidaker and Lottie B. [–?–]:

  • John E. Shidaker (1874 – Dec 1915)
  • Ralph Shidaker (b. 1878)
  • William Shidaker (b. May 1880)

Matthias lived in Elizabeth Township, Miami County, Ohio (1850); Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana (1864); Chicago, Illinois (1870); St. Joseph County, Indiana (1880); Aubbeenaubbee Township, Fulton County, Indiana (1900-1920); and Leiters Ford, Fulton County, Indiana (1927).

He served during the Civil War in Company K of the 13th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry.  He suffered a lifetime of pain from having a minie ball lodged in his hip.

Submitted by:
Kathleen A Rausch

Edward G. Steenbergen

Edward G. Steenbergen
born: 19 Jan 1923, Lancaster, Kentucky to Marcus H. Steenbergen & Lilly M. Croucher
died: 1 Apr 2001
burial: Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Colorado

married 8 Mar 1941
Lois M. Sisk
born: 3 Feb 1922 to Warren O. Sisk & Bessie Blanch Ransbottom
died: 16 Jun 1993
burial: Ft. Logan National Cemetary, Denver, Colorado

Children of Edward G. Steenbergen and Lois M. Sisk:

  • Carole A. Steenbergen
  • Edward G. Steenbergen Jr.
  • Dennis A. Steenbergen
  • Laurinda K. Steenbergen
  • Rodney W. Steenbergen

Ed Steenbergen served in the US Naval Reserve from 1943 to 1945. He served in the Western Pacific aboard the USS LCS (L) 49.  Ed survived the sinking of his ship by Japanese suicide boats.  He received the Combat Action Ribbon, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation medal and the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation Ribbon.  Ed was a master carpenter for most of his life and worked at the Studebacker Corp. in South Bend after the War.

Ed lived in the following locations in Indiana: Delong (1933), Plymouth (1941), Rochester (1945), Hudson Lake (1951), South Bend (1960). He also lived in Lancaster, Kentucky;  Dayton, Ohio; Bellfower, California; Artisia, California; Anahiem, California; LaPuente, California; Rowland Heights, California; Mesa, Arizona; Littleton, Colorado, Alba, Texas and Aurora, Colorado.

Submitted by:
Dennis A. Steenbergen

David Likens McCoy

David Likens McCoy
b. 30 March 1851, Kewanna, Fulton County, Indiana, to Isaac Newton and Eliza Jan (Martin) McCoy
d. 28 November 1919, Solomon, Kansas

m. 23 May 1877, Kewanna, Fulton County, Indiana
[–?–] Sellers
b. 15 April 1856, Kewanna, Fulton County, Indiana, to Samuel Ward and Sarah E. (Cannon) Sellers
d. 17 February 1932, Solomon, Kansas

Children with [—?—] Sellers:
• Edna Dell (1878-1879)
• infant (b. ca. 1880)
• Thaddeus (1880-1959) married (1) Mabel [–?–], (2) Rose Samuels
• Leonda Guy (1882-1962) married (1) Lou [–?–], (2) Ruth [–?–]
• Verl (1887-1926) married Helen G. Romberger
• Jay I. (b. 1888) married Minnie Cole (?)
• Orin G. (1889-1976) married Martha W. Engle
• Vera Junetta (b. 1893) married Elmer E. Clark

David and his family lived near Kewanna, Fulton County, Indiana, before moving to Solomon, Kansas. He worked as a laborer and as a farmer.

Submitted by:
Duane Schmidt
Lincoln NE

John Andrew Barr

John Andrew Barr
b. 10 September 1908, Henry Township, Fulton County, Indiana, to Earl Ray and Bertha (Mattix) Barr
d. 16 January 1979, Evanston, Cook County, Illinois

m. 28 October 1933, Gary, Lake County, Indiana
Louise Stentz
b. 8 September 1911, Elyria, Lorain County, Ohio, to Frank William and Mathilda (Thorndell) Stentz
d. 15 December 1993, Delray Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida

Children with Louise Stentz:
• John Robert (b. 1936)
• George Louis (b. 1938)
• Richard Allen (b. 1941)
• Barbara Ann (b. 1948)

The Barr family came to Indiana in the 1850’s. John Andrew graduated from DePauw University and Indiana University and lived in Gary, Lake County, Indiana from about 1935 to 1942. He was a lawyer and in private practice in Gary for several years before going to work for Montgomery Ward & Co. in Chicago as the company’s chief labor lawyer and moving to Wilmette, Cook County, Illinois. He moved up through the corporate ranks, was named Secretary and, in 1955, became President and Chairman of the Board. He left Wards in 1965 to become Dean of the School of Business at Northwestern University. He retired in 1975.

Submitted by:
J. Robert Barr
Evanston IL

John M. McCoy

John M. McCoy
b. 1850. Kewanna, Fulton County, Indiana, to Isaac Newton and Eliza Jane (Martin) McCoy
d. 9 December 1913, Edmond, Oklahoma

John left Indiana and headed west in 1870, going to Illinois, Kansas, and finally, Oklahoma where he apparently settled.

Submitted by:
Duane Schmidt
Lincoln NE

William R Mullen

William R Mullen
b. 6 August 1844, Liberty Township, Shelby County, Indiana, to James Franklin and Jane (Vance) Mullen
d. 10 June 1917, Lowell Township, Kent County, Michigan

m. 5 September 1875, Walnut Township, Marshall County, Indiana
Martha Jane Baker
b. 18 January 1854, Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana, to William and Elizabeth Baker
d. 14 February 1936, Lowell Township, Kent County, Michigan

Children with Martha Jane Baker:
• Harley Samuel (b. 1876)
• Nancy Alice (b. 1879)
• Orlando Clyde (b. 1881)
• William A. (b. 1886)
• Ethel E. (b. 1895)

William lived in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Indiana, then in 1858, his family moved to Walnut Township, Marshall County, Indiana. He enlisted as a Private in Company A, 53rd Regiment of the Indiana Infantry Volunteers at Michigan City, Indiana, in April 1865. After being honorably discharged at Louisville, Kentucky, in July 1865, he returned to Marshall County and took up farming. He and his young family moved in 1882 to West Olive Township, Ottawa County, Michigan, then to Lowell Township, Kent County, Michigan, in 1890.

Submitted by:
Barbara Taylor Szabo
Osceola IN 46561-9424

John Robbins

John Robbins
b. 29 May 1788 at Washington Co., PA, son of Daniel and Sarah Jane (Leedom) Robbins
d. 5 February 1852, IN
bur. Sand Hill Cemetery, Fulton Co., IN

m. 20 April 1809 at Adams Co., OH
Lydia Hannah, likely daughter of William and Martha (Moore) Hannah

Children with Lydia Hannah:

  • James Robbins (20 January 1810–?) m. Mandy Hatch
  • Sarah Robbins (3 October 1811–11 February 1869) m1. John Davidson; m2. Samuel McCoy
  • William Robbins (4 November 1813–?) m. Roxana J. Town
  • Elizabeth P. Robbins (15 May 1817–?) m. Francis G. W. Irvine
  • Mary Ann Robbins (2 August 1819–?) m. William Tyler Polke
  • John H. Robbins (8 November 1821–2 June 1891) m. Nancy E. Whaley
  • Nancy Robbins (25 June 1825–2 August 1848) m. Samuel McCoy
  • Thomas J. Robbins (18 October 1827–7 February 1900) m. Elizabeth Cole
  • Harriet Robbins (25 August 1830–10 January 1880) m. George W. Surgery

Submitted by:
Kathy Jones Stickney
Ormond Beach, FL

Samuel M McCoy

Samuel M. McCoy
b. abt. 1826, OH
d. 16 March 1901 at Hoover, Cass Co., IN
bur. Spring Creek Cemetery, Cass Co., IN, in unmarked grave next to second wife

m1. 21 August 1845 at Fulton Co., IN
Nancy Robbins
b. 25 June 1825 at Adams Co., OH, daughter of John and Lydia (Hannah) Robbins
d. 2 August 1848 at Adams Co., OH
bur. Sand Hill Cemetery, Fulton Co., IN.

Sarah Robbins

m3. 25 June 1873
Mahala Esterday

Children with Nancy Robbins:

  • Mary E. McCoy (abt. 1847–?)
  • Phoebe Ann McCoy (8 June 1848–13 February 1923) m. Theodore Preston Swigart

Children with Sarah Robbins:

Children with Mahala Esterday:

  • Charlie McCoy (abt. 1883–March 1899)

Submitted by:
Kathy Jones Stickney
Ormond Beach, FL

Francis Patrick Carr

Francis Patrick Carr
b. 12 January 1907, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, to Patrick J. and Blanche Eve (Record) Carr
d. 26 January 1980, Houston, Texas

m/1. 30 November 1930, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana
Madge A. Oden
b. 24 May 1912 Miami County, Indiana, to Walter and Margaret Maude (David) Oden
d. 25 November 1986, Fulton County Indiana

m/2. 21 May 1954
Effie Lee Newton

Children with Madge A. Oden:

  • Patricia Armilda “Patsy” (b. 1931)
  • Mary Catherine (b. 1934)
  • Johannah Kay (b. 1939)

Francis Carr’s father, Patrick Joseph Carr, was born in Ireland and came to Kokomo, Indiana, from Trenton, New Jersey, in the late 1800’s to open the Great Western Pottery and later the Kokomo Sanitary Pottery. He came as the kiln man boss. He married Blanche E. Record in 1905, and they had two children Francis and Agnes.

Francis was educated in public and parochial schools of Kokomo, Indiana, and graduated from Jasper College/Academy in Jasper, Indiana, in 1925. After graduating, he worked at the Hoosier Iron Works. There he became associated with the International iron Moulders of North America. In 1929 he was employed by the Continental Steel Corporation. He was an active organizer of the Steel Workers of Kokomo and ran for City Councilman in 1938.

He moved his family to Houston Texas sometime around 1942 and was employed by the Sheffield Steel Company. He returned to Kokomo, Indiana, around 1947 because his wife was unhappy. He divorced in 1948 and moved in with his mother Blanche and sister Agnes, working as a waiter at Ko-San Luncheon which was owned by his mother. He returned to Houston Texas sometime after 1950 and worked as a guard for a security company. He married Effie Lee Newton on May 21, 1954. They had no children. Around 1955 he was out of work again so he moved to Lafayette, Louisiana to work as a plant manager for a small manufacturing company. In 1957 the plant was downsized and he returned to Houston to look for employment but then went back to Lafayette to open a car wash financed by his mother Blanche. The car wash was unsuccessful and after it closed, he and Effie moved to Arizona briefly. He eventually moved back to Houston where he took a job as a security field director until his death on January 26, 1980. He is buried in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.

Submitted by:
Kathy Anne Coppola
Kokomo IN