Category Archives: Noble County

Anna Elisa Cole

b. 10 February 1868, Kendallville, Noble County, Indiana, to George C. and Sarah N. (Ross) Cole
d. 8 August 1953, Greeley, Weld County, Colorado

m. 23 November 1886, Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska
John H. Truesdell, Jr.
b. 3 March 1857, West Coxsacki, New York
d. 22 May 1952, Colorado

Children with John H. Truesdell, Jr.:

  • John
  • Sarah M.
  • Myrtle C.
  • Frank V.
  • Orlo M.
  • Grace
  • Willis H.
  • Mary E.
  • George M.
  • Corneluis
  • Eugene E.

Anna Elisa emigrated from Noble County, Indiana, in 1869.

Submitted by:
Helen C. Cole
Ordville WA

Peter Van Scoyoc

Peter Van Scoyoc
b. 5 October 1841, Akron, Ohio
d. 4 October 1928, Oakhill, Clay County, Kansas

m. 1870, Avilla, Noble County, Indiana
Mary Ann Kruse
b. 28 January 1850
d. 29 May 1929, Oakhill, Clay County, Kansas

Children with Mary Ann Kruse:

  • Sherman (1871-1943)
  • Minnie married [–?–] Sutter
  • Marvin P. (1873-1948) married Hattie E. Baker
  • Frances M. (b. 1875)
  • William M. (b. 1876) married Neva Swan
  • Della (1878-1975) married James Goheen
  • Fred (b. 1880) married Lizzie McMillen
  • Alice (b. 1881) married Samuel Hutcheson
  • Guy (b. 1890)
  • Nola (b. 1892)

Peter moved by covered wagon to Clay County, Kansas, in 1871.

Peter’s ancestors came from the Netherlands, and his wife Mary’s ancestors were German-Swiss. Two of their sons became doctors and located out of the state of Kansas. The other three sons farmed in Oakland Township, Clay County, Kansas. Three of their daughters became teachers.

Submitted by:
Gretel Smith
Garett IN
[found in Riley County Genealogical Society’s Pioneers of the Bluestream Prairie, page 70, Clay county, and reprinted in The Van Schaick Kinfolks Quarterly, 1992, volume 9, Number 3]

John J Johnson

John J Johnson
b. 1 December 1844, Cochranton, Marion County, Ohio, to John M. and Eliza (Odel) Johnson
d. 15 April 1931, Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois

m/1. 1 June 1871, Scott, LaGrange County, Indiana
Caroline Ludwig
b. 5 May 1853, White Deer, Union County, Pennsylvania, to Joseph R. and Maria (Barrett) Ludwig
d. 28 August 1898, Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois

m/2. 1903, Denver, Miami County, Indiana
Nellie (Forey) Keplinger

Children with Caroline Ludwig:

  • Guy T. (b. 14 June 1873)
  • Addie May (1882–1965) married Charles Sylvester Creek

John resided in Mt. Pisgah and Middlebury, Elkhart County, Indiana, and in Mexico, Miami County, Indiana. He emigrated from Indiana to Champaign County, Illinois, in 1894. There may be descendants of John Johnson’s siblings in Elkhart, LaGrange, or Noble counties, Indiana, with the surnames Goodsell, Deal, Appleman, Tinklepaw, and Kingsly.

His family has letters written by John J. Johnson from 1862 to 1864 while he was a member of Company G of the 88th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, of LaGrange County, Indiana,
during the Civil War. The 88th Regiment participated in the battles of Stone River, Murfreesboro, Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga, and Kenesaw Mountain and took part in Sherman’s march to the sea. John Johnson was present at the Grand Review in Washington, D.C., on 24 May 1865. The Johnson family also owns a “rubber” blanket with numerous bullet holes in it, which may have saved Johnson’s life during his military service.

After the war John Johnson resumed his education and served as a teacher for many years. After working for some years as a miller, he worked at the University of Illinois in the water survey department until he retired in 1925 at age 81.

John’s second wife, Nellie (Forey) Keplinger, was the widow of John Keplinger, whom he met by answering a marriage advertisement.

Submitted by:
Ruth E. Hill
Raleigh NY

Benjamin Holmes Devoe

Benjamin Holmes Devoe
b. 14 November 1826, Redcreek, Wayne County, New York, to Jesse and Rebecca (Van Vleet) Devoe
d. 12 October 1906, Cherokee County, Kansas

m/1. 1847, Wayne County, New York
Ann Eliza Longyear
b. 22 March 1824, Ulster County, New York, to John and Sarah (–?–) Longyear
d. 17 September 1858, Wayne Township, Noble County, Indiana

Maria Jane Rosenbury
b. 29 March 1841, Ohio, to Andrew and Justina (Metland) Rosenbury
d. 4 November 1919, Cherokee County, Kansas

Children with Anna Eliza Longyear:

  • Sarah (1849–1916) married Ezra D. Hall
  • Jessie L. (1851–1914) married Dorliska Adalaid Stanton
  • William Rosemond (1852–1936) married Josephine Joray
  • Albert Charles (1854–1931) married Viola Pearsel
  • Elois Benjamin (1858–1902) married Addie Clara Wiggen

Children with Maria Jane Rosenbury:

  • Oliver Stephen (b. 1862) married Edna L. Wilson
  • Hattie Bell (d. 1936) married Benjamin B. Capron
  • Thomas Edward (b. 1867) married Catherine “Cassie” Row
  • Tena married Elmer Coe
  • Louise “Libby” (1870–1932) married Forest Henry Gager
  • Frank Eugene (1876–1957) married Jessie Alma Gillenwater

Benjamin immigrated to Indiana from Wayne County, New York, in 1857-1858. He migrated to Crawford Township, Cherokee County, Kansas, in 1878.

Submitted by:
Lurah J. Devoe
Kendallville IN

Clara Rosetta Arnold

b. 15 January 1873, Avilla, Noble County, Indiana, to William and Clarissa (Dosch) Arnold
d. 16 June 1968, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
m. 20 June 1893, Elwood, Madison County, Indiana

Hiram Griswald Coy
b. 3 July 1870, Stark County, Ohio, to Lafayette Waldo and Armintha (Kellogg) Coy
d. 18 June 1942, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio

Children with Hiram Griswald Coy:

  • Ralph Waldo (1895-1967) married (1) Gladys John, (2) Marie Stuart
  • Hazel Ione (1897-1970) married Harold Owen Drenning
  • Marguerite Leona (1898-1985) married Carl Frederick Melter
  • Hubert Lafayette (1900-1995) married (1) Dorothy Fitzsimmons, (2) Eleanor Cowin, (3) Winifred Samber
  • Chester Vaughn (1904-1993) married (1) Marie Gilbert, (2) Mary Pavlovich
  • Ethleene Lucille (1909-1994) married Clayton William Beach
  • Harry Arnold (b. 1911) married Helen Keichel
  • Helen Eloise (b. 1913) married Jalbert Cramblett

The family lived in Avilla, Noble County; and Elwood and Alexandria in Madison County, Indiana, until they emigrated in 1907.

Submitted by:

Barbara Anderson
Green Valley AZ