Category Archives: Lake County

Mildred I. Bailey

Mildred I. Bailey
b. ca 1904, Dixon, Lee County, Illinois
d. 19 Jun 1935, Gary, Lake County, Indiana
bur. Yorktown, Delaware County, Indiana

Mildred Bailey

Mildred Bailey

Harry Kanzler
b. 19 Aug 1902, Dixon, Lee County, Illinois, to Peter and Sally (McKenny) Kanzler
d. 26 Nov 1977
bur. Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, Lake County, Indiana

Children with Harry Kanzler:

  • Robert (1928-2004)
  • Doris (1930-2005)
  • Shirley (b. 1932)
  • Ray (b. 1934)

Mildred’s children were ages seven, five, three, and less then one year when she died. Although she died in Gary, Indiana she is buried at Yorktown in Delaware County, so it may be that she had some earlier family ties to that area. Her son, Ray, now in his seventies never got to know his mother

Submitted by:
Ray Kanzler
Hammond IN

Orrin Lemuel Chapman

b. 6 April 1841, Door Prairie, LaPorte County, Indiana, to Reuben Gates and Matilda (Bryant) Chapman
d. 21 October 1919, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas

m/1. 4 June 1862
Josephine Anderson
b. 1839, Pennsylvania
d. 15 August 1893, Lake County, Indiana

m/2. 25 December 1862, Lake County, Indiana
Almeda Augusta Chapman
b. 19 July 1841, Lorain County, Ohio, to Orvis A. and Electra Minerva (Buck) Chapman
d. 22 February 1915, Athol, Smith County, Kansas

m/3. 14 November 1869, Greenwood County, Kansas
Sarah M. Casner
b. 15 February 1851, Richland Township,
Washington County, Arkansas
d. 25 March 1886, Bethany, Harrison County, Missouri

m/4. 15 June 1876, Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa
Mary Jane Shelton
b. 10 January 1856, Davis County, Iowa, to John and Nancy Ann Hawkins (Bagby) Shelton
d. 17 January 1918, Iola, Allen County, Kansas

Children with Almeda Augusta Chapman:

  • Omer
  • Azel Vanrensler (1866-1932) married Mrs. Matilda Ann Styles
  • Charlotte Cecilia “Lottie” (1868-1966) married Andrew Jackson Highland

Children with Sarah M. Casner:

  • Reuben (1872-1872)
  • Minnie Josephine (1873-1934) married Carl Frederick Sorensen
  • Thomas Jefferson (1876-1967) married Sara Emma Chance

Children with Mary Jane Shelton:

  • William Josiah (1877-1943) married Mabelle Wilkerson
  • LeTracey Ettie (1878-1880)
  • Jeannettie Matilda (1880-1965) married Isaac Terrell
  • John Orin (1882-1964) married Stella May Butler
  • Perry Jesse (1887-1969) married Magdalen Catherine “Betty” Bright

Orrin lived in Door Prairie, LaPorte County, and West Creek, Lake County, before leaving Indiana between 1864 and 1866.

Submitted by:
Kathryn Cox
Liberty Hill TX

Joseph P Smith

Joseph P Smith
b. 1807, New York, to Joseph P. Smith, Sr.
d. 5 February 1862, Wood River, Hall County, Nebraska

Ellen J. [–?–]

Children with Ellen J. [–?–]:

  • John M.
  • Ellen M.
  • Martin B.
  • Margaret E.
  • Julia Ann
  • Martha M.
  • William R.
  • Charles

Joseph emigrated in 1836 from New York City. He lived at Lake County, Indiana, and then moved to Wood River, Hall County, Nebraska, in 1861. He served Lake County, Indiana, as county clerk from 1843 to 1847, editor of Lake County Jeffersonian in 1860, and census taker in 1860.

Submitted by:
Carolyn Houser
Oak Harbor WA

George B Scott

George B Scott
b. 23 August 1812, Srahane, County Limerick, Ireland, to Michael and Mary (Halvey) Scott
d. 26 March 1892, Eagon/Mendota, Dakota County, Minnesota

m. 21 February 1841, Caherconlish Parish, County Limerick, Ireland
Bridget Hurley
b. 1821, County Limerick, Ireland
d. 5 December 1881, Eagon/Mendota, Dakota County, Minnesota

Children with Bridget Hurley:

  • Honora (b. 1839) married John Cleary
  • Mary (b. 1846)
  • Johanna (b. 1850)
  • George, Jr. (b. 1855) married Mary Sherlin

George and Bridget Scott emigrated from Ireland about 1849 or 1850. They landed first in Quebec, Canada, and entered the United States at New York City and lived at Gary, Lake County, Indiana, for about five or six years before moving to St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, about 1856 because they did not like the Indiana climate. The family lived at Fort Snelling in the 1860’s.

In 1872, George and Bridget purchased their farm at Nicols Station, Dakota County, Minnesota. After George’s death, the farm was owned by his son George and then was passed on to the children of George, Jr., after his death. A big cloverleaf is located on the land due to the construction of an interstate highway.

George Scott’s brother Richard, who immigrated to the United States from Ireland in 1851, also homesteaded in Minnesota. George and Richard had two sisters, Mary, born 1808 and Honora, born 1817, and a brother John, born 1810. However, it is not known whether George, Richard, or Mary emigrated from Ireland.

Submitted by:
Elizabeth J. Tschida
Bloomington MN

Lemuel Shortridge Jones

Lemuel Shortridge Jones
b. 13 March 1859, Porter County, Indiana, to David and Eliza (Olinger) Jones
d. 16 July 1927, Twin Falls, Twin Falls County, Idaho

m. 29 August 1883, Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana
Carrie Arnet Smith
b. 10 November 1864, Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Michigan
d. 29 June 1953, Nampa, Canyon County, Idaho

Children with Carrie Arnet Smith:

  • Floyd
  • Irma
  • Charles
  • L. C.
  • Vera
  • Glenn
  • Fay
  • Ray
  • Erle
  • Neva

Lemuel Shortridge Jones emigrated from Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana, to Giltner,
Hamilton County, Nebraska, in 1886.

Submitted by:
Carolyn Houser
Bow WA

Spencer Barnett Dickerson

Spencer Barnett Dickerson
b. 27 December 1832, Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, to Samuel and Elizabeth (Barnett) Dickerson
d. 12 July 1921, Galt, Grundy County, Missouri

m. 7 April 1853, Brown County, Indiana
Clarinda Moriah Sturgeon
b. 11 March 1834, Nashville, Brown County, Indiana, to Samuel and Elizabeth (Morgan) Sturgeon
d. 18 April 1917, Galt, Grundy County, Missouri

Children with Clarinda Moriah Sturgeon:

  • Raleigh J. (b. 1854)
  • John Spencer (b. 1856)
  • George Washington (b. 1858)
  • Mary Ellen (b. 1861)
  • Edward Franklin (b. 1864)
  • Delilah Jane (b. 1867)
  • William Henry (b. 1869)
  • Alvah Kurtis
  • Spencer Barnett (b. 1877)

Spencer resided in these Indiana counties: Brown, Lake, and Marion. He emigrated from Indiana in 1865 to Wintersville, Sullivan County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Karen Dickerson Hillson
Belton MO