Category Archives: Jasper County

Amos Neier

Amos Neier
birth: 25 February 1860 at Owen County, Indiana, to Samuel and Margaret (Fertig/Fertich) Neier
death: 22 September 1964 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN
burial: IOOF Riverview Cemetery, Monitcello, White Co., IN

marriage: 10 Aug 1891, Jasper Co., IN
Alice Chrisenberry
birth: Sep 1869 in Indiana
death: 26 Jul 1956, at East Monticello, White Co., IN
burial: IOOF Riverview Cemetery, Monitcello, White Co., IN

Children of Amos Neier and Alice Chrisenberry:

  • Edith Neier, b. 30 Jan 1893, d. 2 Jan 1986, m. Harry Cunningham
  • Edgar Neier, b. 30 Jan 1893, d. 31 May 1973, m. Deva Marie Cochran

Edith and Edgar were twins.

Amos Neier Lived In (in order):

  • Born in Owen County, Indiana
  • Putnam County, Indiana
  • Jasper County, Indiana
  • White County, Indiana
  • Died in Tippecanoe County, Indiana

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net

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Sylvanus Everett Huber

Sylvanus Everett Huber
birth: 22 May 1855, probably in Fayette Co., Indiana to Levi Reed and Eliza (Dungan) Huber
death: 7 April 1928, at  Rensselear, Jasper Co., IN
burial: Wheatfield Cemetery, Wheatfield, Jasper Co., IN

marriage: 18 November 1874 at Owen Co., IN
Louisa Neier
birth: 11 Janurary 1858, Owen Co., IN
death: 31 march 1907, Jasper Co., IN
burial: Wheatfield Cemetery, Wheatfield, Jasper Co., IN

Children of Louisa Neier and Sylvanus Everett Huber:

  • Willie Huber, b. 1875, d. 1876
  • Minne Alice Huber, b. 23 Aug 1877, d. 29 May 1948, m. James Montague Blankenship
  • Cora E Huber, b. 22 Sep 1879, d. 25 July 1959, m. Oliver Perry Hodge
  • Maude Huber, b. 3 April 1882, d. 19 April 1962, m. Greeley H Comer
  • Clara Huber, b. 13 Feb 1884, d. March 1985, m. Lewis Albert Grube
  • Ada Huber, b. 14 May 1887, d. after 19 April 1962, m. George J. Heil

Sylvanus Everett Huber  Lived In:

  • 1855 – probably Fayette County, Indiana
  • By 1860 – Owen County, Indiana
  • After 1874 – death in 1928 – Jasper County, Indiana

Other Information:
Ancestor is submitter’s maternal grandfather. He was raised by his stepmother, Margaret Caroline (Lucas) Huber.

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net

Clair Malcolm Rice

Clair Malcolm Rice
birth: 3 June 1879, Hebron, Porter County, Indiana to James V. Rice and Elizabeth Malcomb/Malcolm
death: 15 February 1953, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
burial: Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Porter County, Indiana

married: 30 June 1902, Kankakee, Kankakee County, Illinois
Mabel Burgess
birth: 18 April 1877, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Adopted by Mr. and Mrs Joseph Burgess.
death: 9 February 1943, Butler, Bates County, Missouri
burial: Hebron Cemetery, Hebron, Porter County, Indiana

Children of Clair Malcolm Rice and Mabel Burgess:

  • Burgess J. Rice (1903-1989)
  • James Vinton Rice (1905-1967)
  • Clair Malcolm Rice, Jr. (1908-2001)
  • John H. Rice (1911-2005)
  • William K. Rice (1916-1997) m. Ruth Esther Bartlett
  • Ruth E. Rice (1919-1998) m. Murrell D. Thomas

Clair lived in Hebron, Porter County, Indiana (1880); Boone, Porter County, Indiana (1900); Lincoln, Newton County, Indiana (1910-1920); Butler, Bates County, Missouri (1930-1953).

He died near his son in Chicago, Illinois, who was also a doctor and attending physician.

Clair attended medical school in St. Louis, Missouri where he graduated in 1901. His first medical practice was in Jasper County, Indiana for 5 years. He later moved that practice of Rose Lawn, Indiana.

His family lineage is at Find-A-Grave Memorial # 81434046.

Source: Hamilton, Lewis H., and William Darroch. 1916. A Standard History of Jasper and Newton Counties, Indiana. Volume II. Chicago, Illinois: Lewis Publishing Company. p. 703-704.

Submitted by:
Ruth Rice Patterson
dgpatterson@earthlink.net

Nancy Ann Sutton

Nancy Ann Sutton
b. 8 April 1827, Mississinewa Township, Delaware County, Indiana, to Jeremiah and Mary Ann (Franklin) Sutton
d. 16 January 1900, Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington

m. 10 June 1849, Pleasant Township, Grant County, Indiana
Hezekiah Shettler
b. 22 December 1822, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
d. 26 December 1886, Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington

Children with Hezekiah Shettler:
• George F. (1850-1886) married Martha J. Grubbs
• Aaron J. (1852-ca. 1941) married Levina Roley
• John Franklin (1854-1941) married Angela Edith (Boyer) Bentley
• Phebe “Julia” Ann (1856-1943) married (1) Joseph H. Argo, (2) John Barwick
• Jacob Martin (1858-1925) married (1) Mary R. Renfro, (2) Evaline Lillian Layton
• William Henry (1862-1933) married Rose “Lottie” Connolly
• Marshall Mercer (1864-1931) married Eliza Jane Connolly
• Mary Ellen (1866-1880)
• Etty Isabelle (1873-1873)

Nancy lived in Delaware, Grant, and Jasper counties in Indiana before emigrating in 1859 from Kentland, Newton County, Indiana. The family settled in Blue Rapids Township, Marshall County, Kansas, in 1860. They moved to Cedar Township, Wilson County, Kansas, in 1867. Then in 1882, they homesteaded 160 acres in Ferndale, Washington, where Hezekiah and his three sons set up the first steam sawmill in the county.

Submitted by:
Hilda Hemmingson Meryhew
Auburn WA

William Shettler

William Shettler
b. 30 June 1846, Ohio, to William F. and Hannah (Knight) Shettler
d. 16 June 1923, Ontario, San Bernardino County, California

m. 15 April 1877, Wilson County, Kansas
Martha Hannaman
b. 1858, Illinois
d. 1935 Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas

Children with Martha Hannaman:
• Lola Mae “Lulu” (1877-1956) married William Phelps
• Irene Nona (1880-1957) married (1) [–?–] Horsley, (2) [–?–] Douglas
• Roy (b. 1883)
• Walter (1888-aft. 1951)

William came from Ohio in 1848 and lived in Pleasant Township, Grant County, Indiana, and Washington, Jasper County, Indiana. He homesteaded 160 acres in Duck Creek Township, Wilson County, Kansas, before 1880.

In 1906, William was unmarried and living in San Bernardino County, California. He made wagons, carriages, and was a rancher. William changed the spelling of his surname by dropping one “T” during his lifetime.

Submitted by:
Hilda Hemmingson Meryhew
Auburn WA

Gabriel Coroner Mauck

Gabriel Coroner Mauck
b. 9 June 1835, Luray, Page County, Virginia, to William H. and Keziah (Waite) Mauck
d. 8 February 1911, East Lynne, Cass County, Missouri

m. 26 September 1861, Newton County, Indiana
Mary Ann Yeoman
b. 16 August 1843, Rensselaer, Jasper County, Indiana, to Jared Benjamin and Mary Ann (Edwards) Yeoman
d. 16 June 1925, Harrisonville, Cass County, Missouri

Children with Mary Ann Yeoman:
• Martha Ellen (1862-1865)
• Joseph Hemingway (1864-1935) married Emma Baumgardner Huffer
• Mary Ellen (1866-1927) married William T. Arnold
• Emily Kissiah (1868-1957) married Elijah J. Griffith
• Reuben Henry (1871-1949) married Leona Upton
• Anna Lusilla (1875-1958) married William Martin Kirk
• Sarah Jane (1879-1942) married Paul Theim
• Alpha Ora (1883-1961)

Gabriel moved to Kansas about 1857 with his family, apparently leaving brother Francis W. behind in Indiana. He returned to Indiana, where he married and bought land in Jasper County in 1863 and in Newton County in 1864. He moved his family to Holt County, Missouri, in 1867, where they lived until 1893. Then they moved to Wright County, Missouri; the following year they moved again, this time to Cass County where they bought a home in the Pitts Chapel neighborhood.

Mary Ann’s aunt and uncle, Joseph D. and Sarah (Nowles) Yeoman, were the first white settlers in Jasper County, Indiana. Her great-grandfather, Stephen Yeoman, was a Revolutionary War veteran from New York. Six years after Gabriel’s death, Mary Ann moved to East Lynne with her unmarried daughter Alpha; they moved to Harrisonville in 1920.

Submitted by:
Nancy Covault Longworth
Indianapolis IN
E-mail: nightstick29@yahoo.com

Evline Lillian Layton

Evline Lillian Layton
b. 18 September 1878, Union Mills, LaPorte County, Indiana, to Seymour Charlie and Estella M. (Bement) Layton
d. 5 February 1929, Sedro Woolley, Skagit County, Washington

m/1. 12 September 1897, Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington
Jacob Martin “Jake” Shetler
b. 11 November 1858, Kentland, Jasper County, Indiana, to Hezekiah and Nancy Ann (Sutton) Shetler
d. 19 August 1925, Ferndale, Whatcom County, Washington

m/2. 13 November 1922, Everette, Snohomish County, Washington
Gust Hill

Children with Jacob Martin Shetler:
• Minnie “Blanch” (1898-1957) married (1) Gus Anderson, (2) M. B. Webb, (3) Fred Smith, (4) Cliff Cook, (5) Floyd Challender
• Harry Layton (1899-1974) married (1) Violett Gorrie, (2) Nancy Isabell Johnson Graves
• William Cecil “Wooley” (1901-1928) married Estelle “Dollie” Belle
• Lester Earl (1903-1963) married (1) Vera Viola Heay, (2) Grace Minney (Hoffman) Williams
• Charles Semore (1905-1993) married Stella E. Duree
• Genevieve Estella “Neva” (1907-1990) married (1) Ross Best, (2) Jack Taylor, (3) Bernard Neustead, (4) Johnny Krieger
• Jacob LeRoy “Roy” (1909-1987) married Mary A. Knight
• Emma Garnetta (1911-1918)
• Pearl Ione (1915-1989) married (1) Earl Joseph DePew, (2) Karl Johan Algat “Al” Hemmingson, (3) Milton Storrs

Evline’s stepmother, Lois C. Layton, put her in an orphanage when her father died in 1889. At age 15, she was adopted by the George A. Monroe, Sr. family, originally from Michigan City, who now made their home in Ferndale, Washington. After her marriage, she began to wonder about her family. Her mother, Estella, had married John F. Neu, and was living in Omaha Nebraska. They were reunited in 1907. After her divorce in 1920 from Jacob Shelter, Evline became a camp cook for logging camp #9 above Hamilton, Washington.

Submitted by:
Hilda Hemmingson Meryhew
Auburn WA