Category Archives: White County

Amos Neier

Amos Neier
birth: 25 February 1860 at Owen County, Indiana, to Samuel and Margaret (Fertig/Fertich) Neier
death: 22 September 1964 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN
burial: IOOF Riverview Cemetery, Monitcello, White Co., IN

marriage: 10 Aug 1891, Jasper Co., IN
Alice Chrisenberry
birth: Sep 1869 in Indiana
death: 26 Jul 1956, at East Monticello, White Co., IN
burial: IOOF Riverview Cemetery, Monitcello, White Co., IN

Children of Amos Neier and Alice Chrisenberry:

  • Edith Neier, b. 30 Jan 1893, d. 2 Jan 1986, m. Harry Cunningham
  • Edgar Neier, b. 30 Jan 1893, d. 31 May 1973, m. Deva Marie Cochran

Edith and Edgar were twins.

Amos Neier Lived In (in order):

  • Born in Owen County, Indiana
  • Putnam County, Indiana
  • Jasper County, Indiana
  • White County, Indiana
  • Died in Tippecanoe County, Indiana

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson

John Leroy Karr

John Leroy Karr
b. 16 November 1879, Buffalo, White County, Indiana, to Joseph Andrew and Zerelda (Tucker) Karr
d. 7 January 1935, Oakland, Alameda County, California

m. 23 September 1908, Oakland, Alameda County, California
Annie Gertrude Gallagher
b. 10 July 1885, San Francisco, California
d. 11 November 1936, Oakland, Alameda County, California

Children with Annie Gertrude Gallagher:
• Joseph Russell (1911-1969)

John left Buffalo, Indiana, which was founded by his grandfather, John Calhoun Karr, in 1907. He was a conductor for the Southern Pacific Railroad.

Submitted by:
Russ Karr
Apache Junction AZ

John O’Kane

John O’Kane
b. 22 September 1802, Virginia, to Henry and Sarah (Stevens) O’Kane
d. 5 January 1881, Louisana, Pike County, Missouri

m. 21 October 1830, Lebanon, Warren County, Ohio
Martha Verbrick
b. about 1811, Ohio
d. 16 November 1894, Ferguson, Saint Louis County, Missouri

Children with Martha Verbrick:

  • Julia
  • Walter S.
  • James
  • Lavenia
  • John
  • Martha V.
  • Leila C.
  • Hettie

Elder John O’Kane came to White County, Indiana, before 1832. He lived in Fayette, Montgomery, and Marion counties before leaving the state after 1851.

Submitted by:
Win Wood
Vona CO 80861

Elizabeth Rachel Nice

Elizabeth Rachel Nice
b. 3 April 1846, possibly White County, Indiana, to William and Sarah (Beard) Nice
d. 8 February 1893, Maroa, Macon County, Illinois

m. 10 March 1869, Carroll County, Indiana
George Groves
b. 10 December 1839, Oxford, England
d. 25 February 1912, Macon County, Illinois

Children with George Groves:

  • Aura (b. 1870)
  • William (b. 1872)
  • Charles (b. 1875)
  • George (b. 1878)
  • Nellie (b. 1880)
  • Harley (b. 1885)

Elizabeth moved to Macon County, Illinois, in 1869.

Submitted by:
Judith E. Svoboda
Longmont CO

Sarah Elizabeth Statton

b. 15 July 1846, Virginia, to James and Catherine (Bobo) Statton
d. 9 November 1927, Shelton Township, Iroquois County, Illinois

m. 8 September 1867, White County, Indiana
George Washington Kersey
b. 20 December 1830, Marion County, Ohio
d. 12 November 1904, Union Township, Jasper County, Indiana

Children with George Washington Kersey:

  • Effie Alice (b. 1869) married [—?—] Stanley
  • James (b. 1871)
  • Isaac (b. 1871)
  • Earl (b. 1873)
  • Kathryn Statton (b. 1875)
  • George Orval (b. 1877)
  • Curtis Roy (b. 1880)

While in Indiana, Sarah lived in Chalmers, White County; Remington, Jasper County; and Fowler, Benton County.

Submitted by:
Orville Kersey
Crown Point IN

Watson Lowther

Watson Lowther
b. about 1830, West Virginia, perhaps to Elias and Margaret (Beam/Bean) Lowther
d. September 1891, Saratoga Springs, McDonald County, Missouri

m/1. 30 December 1849, White County, Indiana
Sarah Macklin

Jane Coleman
b. about 1828, Cherokee Nation East, Georgia, to William A. and Lucinda (Robbins) Coleman
d. 30 January 1901, Inola, Rogers County, Indian Territory, Oklahoma

Children with Jane Coleman:

  • Leroy Grover (1853–1909)
  • Georganna Isbell (1855–1895)
  • Josephine Joanna (1853–1926)
  • Thomaan (b. 1859)
  • Samantha
  • Eugene W. (b. 1870)

Watson immigrated to White County, Indiana, from Harrison County, Virginia, about 1830 and left Indiana after 1850.

Submitted by:
James L. Spencer
Cedar Rapids IA

Arnold Lowther

Arnold Lowther
b. 22 January 1822, Harrison County, Virginia, perhaps to Elias and Margaret (Beam) Lowther
d. 30 January 1911, Oklahoma

m. 10 September 1846, White County, Indiana
Mary Eliza Barkhurst
b. about 1826, Butler County, Ohio
d. 13 June 1875, Columbus, Cherokee County, Kansas

Children with Mary Eliza Barkhurst:

  • Samuel (1848–1883)
  • Christopher Columbus (1852–1932)
  • Mary E. (b. 1853)
  • Watson (1856–1904)
  • Andrew (b. 1860)
  • George

Arnold immigrated to Indiana between 1825 and 1830. He emigrated from White County, Indiana, to Columbus, Cherokee County, Kansas, about 1865.

Submitted by:
James L. Spencer
Cedar Rapids IA

Tandy Johnson

Tandy Johnson
b. 23 June 1837, possibly Shelby County, Indiana, to Isaac and Susanna (Wiles) Johnson

m. 29 October 1866, Decatur County, Indiana
Minerva Kelly
b. about 1846, Virginia
d. between 1870 and 1880, White County, Indiana

Children with Minerva Kelly:

  • Sophia
  • Edgar

Tandy lived in Rock Creek, Bartholomew County, Indiana, and Jackson, Decatur County, Indiana. He moved to Burnt Prairie, White County, Illinois, about 1869.

Submitted by:
Frances I. Douglas
Almira WA

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

Harriett Ann Davis

Harriett Ann Davis
b. Indiana, to Joseph W. and Nancy Minerva (Janes) Davis

m. 7 February 1873, Monticello, White County, Indiana
George S. Stocks

In 1876 the Stocks moved to Butler County, Kansas, taking Harriett’s younger brothers, John and Joseph Arthur, with them. The Stocks family then moved on to Oklahoma Territory, where they took another homestead.

About ten years after the Stocks moved to Kansas, Joseph and Nancy Minerva (Janes) Davis also emigrated from Indiana to Butler County, Kansas.

Submitted by:
Joseph R. Williams
Helena MT