Category Archives: Tippecanoe County

Henry Kelley Woodson

Henry Kelley Woodson
b. 16 November 1831, Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio
d. 15 May 1920, Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas

m. 3 March 1853, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Elvina Johnson
b. 8 November 1833, Attica, Warren County, Indiana
d. 5 March 1920, Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas

Children with Elvina Johnson:

  • [–?–]

The couple stopped several years in Illinois before moving on to Kansas, where their only son was born. Both Henry and Elvina were given federal pensions for service during the Civil War from Indiana.

Submitted by:
Carla Kelley White
Tonkawa OK

John Francis Newton Cain

b. 27 October 1866, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County,
Indiana, to George W. and Anna (Logsdon) Cain
d. 14 October 1940, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma

m. 22 June 1890, Quantah, Hardeman County, Texas
Caledonah Lee Hutchison
b. 28 November 1865, Tupelo, Lee County,
d. 5 March 1950, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma

Children with Caledonah Lee Hutchison:

  • Charles Dee
  • Sarah Edna
  • Monroe Cullie
  • John Wesley
  • Dollie May
  • Matt Doss
  • Annie Lee
  • Fannie Fay
  • William Harold

John left Lafayette, Indiana, in 1872.

Submitted by:
Carol Cain Headley
Greenwood MO

George Washington Cain

b. 19 January 1843, Fountain County, Indiana, to John and Elvira Cain
d. 14 March 1920, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma

m. 18 January 1866, Fountain County, Indiana
Anna Logsdon
b. 11 March 1845, Holmes County, Ohio
d. 24 January 1925, Sayre, Beckham County, Oklahoma

Children with Anna Logsdon:

  • John Francis Newton
  • Charles Samuel
  • Joe Andrew
  • George E.
  • Ralph O.
  • Burty
  • Florence
  • Nancy Elizabeth
  • Mattie P.
  • Robert L.

George lived in Fountain County and in Lafayette in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, before leaving between 1870 and 1872.

Submitted by:
Carol Cain Headley
Greenwood MO

Charles Bowerman

b. 1 October 1869, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, to Amos and Mary Alice (Flowers) Bowerman
d. 29 June 1904, Denning, Franklin County, Arkansas

m. 14 February 1894, Coal Hill, Johnson County, Arkansas
Eliza T. Lowe
b. 3 November 1872, Shoal Creek, Logan County,
Arkansas, to Columbus and Ann “Barbara” (Johnson) Lowe
d. 13 February 1947, Caulksville, Logan County, Arkansas

Children with Eliza T. Lowe:

  • Earl Clarence (1895-1970) married Edie Longing
  • Raymond (1898-1956)
  • Ora Columbus
  • Hazel Ann (1900-1983) married Carl Edward Colvard
  • Emery Clifford (1903-1982)
  • Charlie Pearl (b. 1904) married Mays L. Terry

Charles emigrated from Indiana before 1894 as all of Charles and Eliza’s children were born in Coal Hill, Johnson County, Arkansas.

Submitted by:
A. L. Bowerman
Howe IN

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


Charles J. “Carl” Anderson

b. 23 October 1833, Grenna, Smaland, Sweden, to Anders and Brita Lisa (Lindberg) Josephson
d. 10 September 1921, Independence Lake, Hannepin County, Minnesota

m. 26 April 1856, West Point, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Christina Peterson
b. 29 April 1833, Orserum, near Grenna, Smaland, Sweden, to Peter and Anna Brita (Jonson) Peterson
d. 20 January 1907, Maple Plain, Hennepin County,

Children with Christina Peterson:

  • Alfred John (1857-1935) married Nellie Elizabeth Englund
  • Theodore Emanuel (1858-1926) married Louisa Matilda Anderson
  • Fred William (1861-1927)
  • Oscar Amel (who changed his surname to Allen) married Anna Christina Johnson
  • David Clarence (1866-1941)
  • Anna Lydia (1868-1937) married Oliver Thompson
  • Nancy Amelia (1871-1892)
  • Medora Christine (1873-1953) married Erland Klas Lind
  • Emma Charlotte (1875-1951) married Alton J. Stenseth
  • Mary Josephine (1879-1916) married Bryant O. Benjamin

Charles moved to Indiana after August 1852 and left the state between August 1856 and February 1857 for Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota. The sixth of eleven children, he had emigrated to America alone from Gottenburg, Sweden, arriving in New York City on 29 August 1852. While living in Minnesota, the family moved from Red Wing to Cannon Falls to Maple Plain to Lake Independence, all in Goodhue and Hennepin counties.

Submitted by:
Edith Grindstaff Anderson
Saline MI


Francis M Wade Lemming

Francis M Wade Lemming
b. 27 March 1861, Medina Township, Warren County, Indiana, to Ephraim and Ann (Henry) Lemmings
d. 26 July 1937, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California

m/1. 27 June 1894, Warren County, Indiana
Mary Jane Crow
b. 1870, Jordan Township, Warren County, Indiana

m/2. after 1922, Los Angeles, California
Loretta [–?–]

Children with Mary Jane Crow:

  • Cora Inez (1895-1975) married Frank R. Martin
  • Fred Earl (1897-1947) married (1) Eva [–?–], (2) Edith V. “Nettie” Smith

Francis Lemming resided in both Medina and Jordan townships of Warren County, and in Shelby Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

Wade Lemming left Indiana for the West in the 1880’s. In 1890 he resided in Newcastle, Wyoming Territory, and later the same year, near Cotopaxi, Colorado. He and his wife settled in Salida, Colorado, where their two children were born.

In the late 1890’s Wade was living in Denver, Colorado, where he was employed as chief lineman for the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. But by 1905 he had returned to Indiana and was farming in Jordan Township, Warren County, where he remained until June 1918.

He left Indiana for the last time in 1918 and spent the last nineteen years of his life employed by the Christian Science organization in the Los Angeles, California, area. Mary Jane remained in Indiana and filed for divorce in 1922 on grounds of desertion. He died in Pasadena, California, and is buried in San Gabriel.

Submitted by:
Donald H. Ebbler
Glendora CA

Joseph Davis

Joseph Davis
d. 19 July 1879, Butler County, Kansas

m. 30 July 1848, White County, Indiana
Nancy Minerva Janes
b. 3 March 1830, Virginia, to George and [–?–] Janes
d. 14 September 1904, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana

Children with Nancy Minerva Janes:

Joseph served in Company D, 63rd Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, and Company K, 116th Indiana Volunteers during the Civil War. According to the family stories, he was a prisoner of war at Andersonville. Joseph W. Davis died in Kansas of a service-connected disability. His wife Nancy died in the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Pitts, in Lafayette, Indiana. She is buried with her husband in Butler County, Kansas.

Submitted by:
Joseph R. Williams
Helena MT