Category Archives: Noble County

Samuel S Tschupp, Jr.

Samuel S Tschupp, Jr.
birth: 8 Feb 1857, Elkhart, Indiana to Samuel Tschupp, Sr. (1822 – 1891) and Catharine Gause (1826 – 1899)
death: 19 Apr 1932, Union, Elkhart County, Indiana
burial: Union Center East Cemetery, Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana

marriage: 21 Nov 1886, Harrison Township, Elkhart County, Indiana
Lydia Emma Wise
birth: 1865 to Joseph B Wise (1841-1928) and Rosa Ann Ganger (1847-1908)
death: 1961
burial: Union Center East Cemetery, Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana

Children of Samuel S Tschupp, Jr. and Lydia Emma Wise:

  • Adam Tschupp 1863 – 1935
  • Malinda Tschupp 1888 – 1888
  • Chloe E Herr Tschupp 1890 – 1977
  • Perry K Tschupp 1891 – 1983

Samuel lived in Harrison, Elkhart County, Indiana; Swan, Noble County, Indiana; Marseilles, Wyandot County, Ohio; Olive, Elkhart County, Indiana; Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Indiana; and Union, Elkhart County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
John Tschupp
round_robin@verizon.net

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Edith Catherine Smith

Edith Catherine Smith
b. 15 February 1918, Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana, to Thomas Jackson and Eva May (Vance) Smith
d. 28 April 2003, Huntington Beach, California

m. 30 June 1946, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana
Frank Vaughn Richison
b. 6 October 1920, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, to Dallas Ray and Olive (Alexander) Richison
d. 21 September 1999, Santa Ana, Orange County, California

Children with Frank Vaughn Richison:
• Michael Vaughn (b. 1949) married April Irene Kuikahi
• Patrick Allen (b. 1951) married Patricia Byers

Edith was a registered nurse and worked at the Irene Byrum Sanitarium in Fort Wayne, Indiana, until after her marriage. By 1947 she was living in St. Louis, but moved to Winchester where she lived for many years before making her final move to Santa Ana, Orange County, California.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@indy.rr.com

Frank Vaughn Richison

Frank Vaughn Richison
b. 6 October 1920, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana, to Dallas Ray and Olive (Alexander) Richison
d. 21 September 1999, Santa Ana, Orange County, California

m. 30 June 1946, Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana
Edith Catherine Smith
b. 15 February 1918, Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana, to Thomas Jackson and Eva May (Vance) Smith

Children with Edith Catherine Smith:
• Michael Vaughn (b. 1949) married April Irene Kuikahi
• Patrick Allen (b. 1951) married Patricia Byers

Frank’s ancestors came to Indiana from Ohio sometime between the 1870 and 1880 censuses. The family lived in Wabash and Jackson townships of Jay County for many years, but by the time Frank was born, his father had located on a farm outside of Winchester in Randolph County, Indiana. Frank was living in St. Louis by 1947 but returned to Winchester for many years before moving to Santa Ana, California, where he lived out his life. He was a laboratory technician and worked long hours in the late 1940’s during a polo epidemic that caused many deaths in Winchester, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@indy.rr.com

Sampson Wolfinger

Sampson Wolfinger
b. 14 June 1870, Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana, to John and Lydia (Huffman) Wolfinger
d. 28 September 1940, Constantine, St. Joseph County, Michigan

m. 21 August 1903, Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana
Amanda Katie Smith
b. 26 February 1886, East Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana
d. 11 February, 1945, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana

Children with Amanda Katie Smith:
• Maggie D
• Charles A.
• Chester O.
• May E.
• Lydia E.
• Herman J.
• Gladys M.
• George E.
• Robert R.
• Mary A.
• Clifford R.

Sampson lived in Syracuse, Kosciusko County, Indiana, before emigrating around 1910 to 1920.

Submitted by:
Brenda Irene Wolfinger Woodling
Wauseon OH
E-mail: kinfolks@bnnorth.net

John B Strouse

John B Strouse
b. 15 January 1863, Albion, Noble County, Indiana, to David W. and Mathilda (Shields) Strouse
d. 10 April 1939, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan

m. 9 April 1884, Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana
Permilla E. Osbun
b. 27 June 1863, Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana

Children with Permilla E. Osbun:
• James Albert
• Arilla May
• Clarence W.
• Earl Clifton

John and Permilla lived in Auburn, DeKalb County, and Columbia City, Whitley County, before emigrating from Indiana in 1901.

Submitted by:
William R. Strouse
Waterloo IA
E-mail: b.strouse@mchsi.com

Sarah M. Ross

Sarah M. Ross
b. 23 June 1844, Wayne Township, Noble County, Indiana, to Rubin and Caroline Ross
d. 3 October 1890, Stamford, Harian County, Nebraska

m. 20 March 1867, Sturgis, St. Joseph County, Michigan
George Cyrus Cole
b. 24 August 1844, Penn Yan, Yates County, New York
d. 22 July 1921, Union, Cass County, Michigan

Children with George Cyrus Cole:
• Anna Eliza
• Eddie Jacob
• Eva May
• Emmie E.
• Edna E.
• George Rueban (twin)
• Caroline S. (twin)
• Myron J.
• Willis (twin)
• Willard (twin)

Sarah lived in both Wayne Township and in Kendallville in Noble County, Indiana, before emigrating in 1869.

Submitted by:
Helen C. Cole
Ordville WA

Henry Jeanneret Reeve

Henry Jeanneret Reeve
b. 12 September 1887, Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana, to Edwin and Julia (Jeanneret) Reeve
d. 16 April 1951, Hinsdale, DuPage County, Illinois

m. 20 April 1899, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Eva Elizabeth Hart
b. 25 September 1874, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, to Edwin Rose Frisbie and Margaret
Elizabeth (Kull) Hart
d. 4 August 1956, Downers Grove, DuPage County, Illinois

Children with Eva Elizabeth Hart:
• Edwin Allworth (b. 1901)
• Norman Hart (b. 1903)
• Kenneth Jeanneret (b. 1910)
• Muriel Evelyn (b. 1915)

Henry lived and was educated in Ligonier, Indiana until his emigration in 1892, taking a position with the Diamond Machinery Co. in 1893-94. He retired in 1947 after having worked with various machinery companies in the area.

Henry served as treasurer of the First Congregational Church in Western Springs for many years. He also served the village of Western Springs as Treasurer and Collector, as a trustee, and as President. He was awarded the Silver Beaver for his work with the West Suburban Council of the Boy Scouts. At the time of his death, he was vice president of the Western Springs Building & Loan Association.

Submitted by:
Kenneth Jeanneret Reeve
Columbus IN