Category Archives: Jennings County

John H. Burkman

JOHN H. BURKMAN
b. 21 October 1851, Decatur County, Indiana, to Daniel and Sabrina (Davis) Burkman
d. 1936, Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma

m. 5 October 1882, Decatur County, Indiana
Sarah C. Jordan
b. 23 March 1862, Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, to Isaac and Malinda Electra (Biggs) Jordan
d. 1932, Ponca City, Kay County, Oklahoma

Children with Sarah C. Jordan:

  • Julia Florence (b. 1883) married Albert T. Ellison
  • Cora Etta (b. 1887) married Otis A. Bendure
  • Freeman Earl (1889-1955) married Anna Frances Wealand

John left the state in 1897 for Oklahoma.

Submitted by:
Lori S. Ammerman
Scipio IN

James Hiram Berkman

JAMES HIRAM BERKMAN
b. 23 March 1853, Jennings County, Indiana, to Christian and Elizabeth (Hopples) Berkman
d. 11 August 1911, near Lanceburg, Arkansas

m/1. 14 November 1872, Jennings County, Indiana
Mary E. Stearns

m/2. 19 January 1897, Sonoma, California
Eva Josephine McFarland
d. 9 April 1957, California

Children with Mary E. Stearns:

  • Effie B. (1873-1955)
  • Edith G. (1880-1967)

Children with Eva Josephine McFarland:

  • Clare Elizabeth (1898-1986) married (1) Chester Riley, (2) Richard Watson
  • Elma Fredericka (1900-1983) married Edgar Burgess Straker
  • Mark Albert (1904-1987) married Ruby Mae McClinden
  • Lois (1909-1909)

The first two children were born in Indiana and Minnesota. The next two were born in California and Minnesota. The last two were born in Michigan. Eva’s other husband was Mark Parkhouse. James left Indiana between 1873 and 1880.

Submitted by:
Lori S. Ammerman
Scipio IN

Hiram Berkman

HIRAM BERKMAN
b. 6 June 1840, Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, to Christian and Elizabeth (Hopples) Berkman
d. 27 August 1910, Monroe County, Iowa

m/1. 15 March 1863, Decatur County, Indiana
Rachel Himelick
b. 11 August 1840, Indiana
d. 6 September 1879, Monroe County, Iowa

m/2. 17 October 1883, Iowa
Mary (or May) A. Funk, who survived him

Children with Rachel Himelick:

  • Mary Belle (d. 1944) married Thomas G. Henderson
  • Ellen (1867-1957) married Frederick D. Moss
  • Daniel (1870-1871)
  • George (1871-1954) married Vienna Swope
  • Lydia (1876-1876)

Hiram came to Jennings County, Indiana, in 1844 and was living in Westport, Decatur County, when the family moved to Iowa in 1869. In his early years, he taught school. About 1881 he was ordained to the ministry for the Church of the Brethren. The surname is also spelled Barrickman and Bergman

Submitted by:
Lori S. Ammerman
Scipio IN

John Henry Berkman

JOHN HENRY BERKMAN
b. 2 November 1821, Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, to Christian Berkman
d. 11 July 1900, near Rochester, Minnesota

m. 12 December 1839, Butler County, Ohio
Martha McJenkins
b. 27 December 1821, Oxford, Butler County, Ohio
d. 6 January 1892, Rochester, Minnesota

Children with Martha McJenkins:

  • Mary Ann (1840-1889) married William Klingner
  • Frances Marion (1842-1882) married Smith Kiefer
  • David Mack (1851-1912) married Gertrude E. Mayo
  • William Riley (1855-1856)
  • Charles Patterson (1862-1866)

In 1841, the family came to Jennings County, Indiana, living in Geneva and Vernon townships, until leaving the state in 1884. John Henry was in charge of the County Poor Farm in Jennings County for 26 years.

Submitted by:
Lori S. Ammerman
Scipio IN

David Mack Berkman

DAVID MACK BERKMAN
b. 11 November 1851, near Queensville, Jennings County, Indiana, to John Henry and Martha (McJenkins) Berkman
d. 13 February 1912, Rochester, Minnesota

m. 26 June 1877, Rochester, Minnesota
Gertrude Emily Mayo
b. 18 July 1853, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, to Dr. and Mrs. William Worral Mayo
d. 22 July 1938, Rochester, Minnesota

Children with Gertrude Emily Mayo:

  • Daisy Louise (1878-1976) married Henry S. Plummer
  • Martha M. (1880-1971) married Ralph V. Blethen
  • Helen Phoebe (1883-1952) married Edward Starr Judd
  • David Mayo (1886-2958) married Frances Kiefer Scott
  • John Mayo (1898-1978) married Margaret Sherman

David was a veterinary surgeon; he left Indiana before 1877. Gertrude was a sister to Dr. William J. Mayo and Dr. Charles H. Mayo; her family left Indiana in early 1855. The Berkman and Mayo families both lived in homes on the site of the older portion of the Mayo Clinic building.

Submitted by:
Lori S. Ammerman
Scipio IN

 

David Garrison Berkman

DAVID GARRISON BERKMAN
b. 25 June 1848, Columbia Township, Jennings County, Indiana, to Christian and Elizabeth (Hopples) Berkman
d. 8 April 1934, Hardin, Texas

m/1. 20 May 1875, Decatur County, Indiana
Elizabeth E. Malcolm
b. 15 May 1847
d. 16 August 1894

m/2.
Elizabeth J. Ford

Children with Elizabeth E. Malcolm:

  • Elizabeth (1877-1882)
  • Robert L. (1879-1884)
  • Roy Whitney (1881-1958) married Hattie Virginia Weaver
  • William F. (1884-1963) married Trudy Dillard
  • David Donald (1887-1919) married Almenda Mann
  • Mabel (b. 1888) married Harvey Jetton

David left Indiana after the 1880 census and was in Minnesota by 26 July 1881. He was a preacher for the Church of the Brethren. He was in Texarkana, Arkansas, in 1898-1899; Jolla, Arkansas, 1900-1904; Lanceburg, Arkansas, 1905-1916; and Chadron, Nebraska, 1916-1917.

Submitted by:
Lori S. Ammerman
Scipio IN

Christopher C. Berkman

CHRISTOPHER C. BERKMAN
b. 17 June 1831, Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, to Christian Berkman/Barrickman/Bergman
d. 13 August 1894, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota

m. 26 February 1852, Jennings County, Indiana
Melvira Adelina Sperry
b. 16 April 1836, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County,
Michigan
d. 21 January 1889, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota

Children with Melvira Adelina Sperry:

  • Franklin Pierce (1853-1907)
  • William Mack (b. 1854) married Carrie Daisy Williamson
  • Flora Bell (b. 1858) married Adam Leroy Bolton
  • Minnie May (b. 1861) married William Benson
  • Cora Etta (b. 1867) married John Griffen

Christopher immigrated to near Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, in 1851, and emigrated from Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, in 1854. He served in the 3rd Regiment, Company F, Minnesota Volunteers in the Civil War. He was a veterinary surgeon and worked with the fire department for ten years. He had acquired a competence in the manufacture of patent medicines and had investments in real estate. He was a member of the Masons, I.O.O.F., and A.O.U.W.

Submitted by:
Lori S. Ammerman
Scipio IN

 

William Thomas Stagg

William Thomas Stagg
b. 1824, Athens County, Ohio, to Thomas and Susanna (Howlett) Stagg
d. 8 October 1882, Healing Springs Township, Independence County, Arkansas

m. 11 March 1843, Ripley County, Indiana
Elizabeth Martha Ann Marshall
b. 1827, Pennsylvania
d. 9 March 1902, Pine Township, Cleburne County, Arkansas

Children with Elizabeth Martha Ann Marshall:

  • Frederic P.
  • William Hiram
  • Sylvester Harvey
  • Thomas Alfred
  • George R.
  • Susannah Jane
  • John L.

William came to Columbia Township, Jennings County, Indiana, from Athens, Ohio, in 1825. The family emigrated in 1875.

Submitted by:
Dorothy P. Ball
Kansas City MO

William Hiram Stagg

William Hiram Stagg
b. 1847, Columbia Township, Jennings County, Indiana, to William T. and Martha A. (Marshall) Stagg
d. 7 December 1887, Pine Township, Cleburne County, Arkansas

m. 24 November 1867, Jennings County, Indiana
Sarah C. Ferren
b. March 1849, Ohio
d. 3 November 1910, Pine Township, Cleburne County, Arkansas

Children with Sarah C. Ferren:

  • Martha Melissa
  • John William
  • Eunice Alice
  • Thomas Burton
  • Alfred Leonadus
  • James Monroe

The family moved from Jennings County, Indiana, in 1868.

Submitted by:
Dorothy P. Ball
Kansas City MO

Thomas Jefferson Murphy

Thomas Jefferson Murphy
b. 15 October 1814, Jennings County, Indiana, to Daniel and Nancy (Baker) Murphy
d. 10 February 1922, Siloam Springs, Benton County, Arkansas

m/1. 29 January 1863, Jennings County, Indiana
Mary Jane Lewis
b. 15 March 1848, Jennings County, Indiana, to Timothy B. and Mahala (Lett) Lewis
d. by January 1877, Jennings County, Indiana

m/2. 21 January 1877, Jennings County, Indiana
Mary Delanzo Carpenter
b. about 1859, to Watis and Anna (Graston) Carpenter
d. 18 March 1896, near Stockdale, Riley County, Kansas

m/3. 29 April 1899, Riley County, Kansas
Saphronia (Carpenter) Allison
b. 12 September 1855, to Watis and Anna (Graston) Carpenter

Children with Mary Jane Lewis:

  • Elnora (1864-1870)
  • Cora (b. 1867)
  • Minetta E. (b. 1870) married John S. Carpenter
  • Timothy Thomas (1871-1933) married Katie May Dobson
  • Nancy Mae (1873-1885)
  • Samuel Hall (1875-1942) married Ida Adelia Brundige

Children with Mary Delanzo Carpenter:

  • [–?–] (1878-1878)
  • Louella (b. 1879) married Warren W. Maloney
  • Ida Belle (1881-1954) married John S. Thomson
  • James Leland (1884-1973) married Lucinda Marietta Johnson
  • Frances A. (1887-11974) married Ace Applebee
  • Mabel Pearl (1888-1972) married Charles Anderson Trotter
  • Homer C. (1889-1967) married Ada M. Deckert
  • Howard (b. 1892) married Pearl [–?–]
  • Henry F. (1894-1970)
  • [–?–] (1896-1896)

Saphronia (Carpenter) Allison was Mary Delanzo Carpenter’s sister.

Thomas Murphy served in Company G, 145th Indiana Regiment, during the Civil War. He and his second wife Mary Delanzo (Carpenter) Murphy emigrated from Jennings County, Indiana, to Grant Township, Riley County, Kansas, in 1865. Mary and Saphronia were sisters. Thomas Jefferson Murphy claimed 21 children.

Submitted by:
Kevin L. Stilley
Manhattan KS
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