Category Archives: Wayne County

Etta Newby

Etta Newby
b. 28 June 1863, Germantown, Wayne County, Indiana, to James and Mary Sarah Ann (Sechrist) Newby
d. 14 October 1944, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

m. 2 January 1893, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana
Harry Beecher Cottingham
b. 10 July 1893, Fort Ollie, Howard County, Indiana
d. 30 July 1934, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Children with Harry Beecher Cottingham:
• Florence Louise
• Blanche Etta

Etta lived in Germantown and Kokomo, Indiana, before leaving the state in 1893.

Submitted by:
Steve Hill
Rosselle IL

Thomas Mason

Thomas Mason
b. about 1792, North Carolina, to Thomas and Elizabeth Mason
d. 21 September 1865, Ironton, Sauk County, Wisconsin

m/1. 22 may 1815, Wayne County, Indiana
Griselda “Grizzel” Elliott
b. 1796, North Carolina, to Job and Orpha (Griffin) Elliott
d. 1830-31 in Indiana

m/2. 12 August 1831, Delaware County, Indiana
Mahala Puckett
b. about 1807, Surry County, North Carolina
d. Ironton, Sauk County, Wisconsin

Children with Griselda Elliott:
• Malinda (1825-1876) married Meredith Beeson
• Elihu married Elizabeth Collins
• Elliott (Eliot) married Gincy Jackson
• Edith married William Bates and/or Isaac Macy
• Mary married Thomas Addington

Children with Mahala Puckett:
• Nathan (1832-1912) married Elizabeth Weeks
• Gilla (b. 1834) married Will Bundy
• Thomas Elwood (1837-1914) married Martha Ann Bundy
• Clarinda (b. 1840)
• Isom (b. 1844) married Margaret Thomas
• James (b. 1846-died during Sherman’s march to the sea)
• Falitha (Talitha) (b. 1849) married George W. Ganfield
• Mahala (1851-1930) married John Fraser

Thomas came to Wayne County, Indiana, about 1814- 1815. They resided in Chester, Wayne County; Mississinewa Township; Delaware County; Pleasant Township; and Grant, Elkhart, and Randolph counties. He left the state in 1853 from Grant or Howard County. Thomas and Mahala were among the founding families of the Quaker settlement at Baraboo, Wisconsin. He was a minister.

Submitted by:
Leslie Hope
Santa Monica CA

Elihu Harlam Mason

Elihu Harlam Mason
b. 23 March 1831, Wayne County, Indiana to Richard and Sarah (Jackson) Mason
d. 24 September 1896, Pemberville, Wood County, Ohio

m. 2 February 1852, Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana
Nancy Kelly
b. 9 July 1822, Wayne County, Ohio
d. 27 November 1905, Prairie Depot, Ohio

Children with Nancy Kelly:
• Emma married [–?–] Hinds
• Edson Newton
• Issac
• Williard
• Ida married [–?–] Hoover

Elihu lived in Union City, Randolph County; Indianapolis, Marion County; and in Wayne and Kosciusko counties in Indiana before moving to Ohio shortly before the Civil War began. He first joined Company I, 21st Ohio Volunteers, then reenlisted in Company K, 21st Ohio Volunteers. In April 1862, he participated in the Great Locomotive Chase (capturing a locomotive deep within the Confederacy) and was among the 12 Andrews Raiders captured and taken to Knoxville for court martial. Elihu was imprisoned, escaped, recaptured, and eventually exchanged in March 1863. He received one of the first Medals of Honor granted by the U.S. and received a personal congratulations from President Abraham Lincoln.

In April 1863, he accepted a commission as first lieutenant in Company B, 21st Ohio, joining the unit in June. He was wounded in the hip at the Battle of Chickamauga where he was again taken prisoner. He was exchanged in December 1864. Due to his wound and disease, Elihu never returned to active duty, and was discharged in May 1865. He was active in the GAR.

Submitted by:
Robert Mason Kipp
Gilbert AZ

John Lewelling

John Lewelling
b. 16 January 1811, Randolph County, North Carolina, to Meshach and Jane (Brookshire) Lewelling
d. 25 December 1883, St. Helena, California

m. 5 April 1832, Indiana
Elva “Elvy” Elliott
b. 11 October 1815, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, to Jacob and Ann E. Elliott
d. 1907

Children with Elva Elliott:
• Sarah (1834-1865) married Robert King
• Eli (b. 1835) married Carmen Madden
• Elisha D. (1841-1872)
• Silas (1845-1860)
• Seth (1848-1858)
• Delilah (1849-1850)
• Arthur (1854-1873)
• Harvey John (1855-1939) married Annie Letetia Alstrom

John came with his father, a Quaker of Randolph County, North Carolina, when he migrated to Indiana in 1822. John was a Quaker also and in the nursery business with his brother Henderson in Indiana. He remained behind until 1841 when he moved to Salem, Iowa, to join his brothers in the nursery they had started there. In 1850 he moved on once again and started a nursery business in San Lorenzo, Alameda County, California.

Submitted by:
Jacqueline Frank Strickland
Rockwall TX

Charles Ladd

Charles Ladd
b. 8 October 1813, Stokes County, North Carolina, to Joseph Ladd and Mary Angel
d. 29 May 1887, Osborne, Kansas

m. 7 May 1835, Wayne County, Indiana
Charlotte Way
b. 21 January 1820, Williamsburg, Wayne County, Indiana
d. 23 August 1851, LaPorte County, Indiana

Children with Charlotte Way:
• Rodolphus (1837-1838)
• William
• Samuel (1842-1843)
• Charles
• Calvin (1846-1849)
• Allen
• Mary Elizabeth

Charles came to Indiana in 1815 and lived in Wayne and LaPorte counties. He left the state after 1853.

Submitted by:
Doris V. Bond
Indianapolis IN

Enoch N. Hollingsworth

Enoch N. Hollingsworth
b. 7 November 1835, Wayne County, Indiana
d. 15 March 1920, Newbeng, Kansas

m. December 1856
Mary A. Morris
d. February 1919, Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas

Children with Mary A. Morris:
• Edward M.
• Joseph A.
• Clifford E.
• Rosa H.
• Nellie married [–?–] Hollenbelk

Submitted by:
Dr. Eric C. Stumpf
Burr Ridge IL

Ralph William Hodapp

Ralph William Hodapp
b. 17 June 1899, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, to Albert and Eleanor Anna (Rottinghaus) Hodapp
d. 2 February 1974, Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida

m. 10 July 1924, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana
Ruth Barbara McLear
b. 3 November 1901, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, to Orla and Katharina (Klett) McLear
d. 7 March 2004, Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida

Children with Ruth Barbara McLear:
• Barbara Jeanne married [–?–] Wohlhueter

Ralph preferred to be called “Hap.” He was an electrician specializing in large, complex buildings. He was in the U.S. Navy during World War I. He emigrated to Florida in 1970.

Submitted by:
Barbara Wohlhueter
Bradenton FL 34209

John M. Heidelmann

John M. Heidelmann
b. 1866, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana, to John Theodore and Anna M. Heidelmann
d. April 1963, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

m. 21 June 1893, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana
Rosa M. Zeyen
b. 1865, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana
d. July 1940, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

Children with Rosa M. Zeyen:
• John W. (twin)
• Joseph (twin)
• Mary married [–?–] Quinliven
• Eugene
• Martha
• Anna
• Gertrude

Joseph and Martha died young. In the parents’ obituaries, the girls’ names were given as Mrs. Quinliven, Mrs. E. N. Darmoodey, and Mrs. C. F. Bennett.

They moved to Los Angeles, California, from Richmond, Indiana, after 1908.

Submitted by:
Barbara Wohlhueter
Bradenton FL

Elizabeth Haschour

Elizabeth Haschour
b. 17 October 1810, Hopewell Township, York County, Pennsylvania, to Wilhelm and Anna Marie Haschour
d. 4 December 1893, Mingo, Jasper County, Iowa

m. 18 January 1827, Pennsylvania
Wilhelm Segrist
b. April 1801, Hopewell Township, York County, Pennsylvania
d. 5 February 1871, Germantown, Wayne County, Indiana

Children with Wilhelm Segrist:
• Anna Maria
• William
• John
• Elizabeth J.
• Samuel
• Matilda
• Mary Sarah Ann

Elizabeth came to Wayne County, Indiana, in 1838 and left about 1890.

Submitted by:
Steve Hill
Rosselle IL

James Hartup

James Hartup
b. 11 August 1824, near Economy, Wayne County, Indiana, to James and Mary (Whitinger) Hartup
d. 5 March 1916, Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa

m. 1 April 1852, Putnam County, Indiana
Mary Margaret Denny
b. 25 March 1827, Indiana, to William R. and Mary (Steers) Denny
d. 12 October 1919, Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa

James and Mary Margaret had no children. James moved to Davis County, Iowa, in 1851 and settled down to farming in 1854. He resided on his Iowa farm until his death. It comprised 100 acres of improved land and an orchard of 100 trees. He was a member of the M.E. Church and in politics, he was a Greenbacker.

Submitted by:
Harold L. Dawe
Arvada CO