Category Archives: Whitley County

Wakeman Gorham

Wakeman Gorham
b. 12 October 1856, Aboite, Allen County, Indiana, to Marquis de Lafayette and Eunice (Thatcher) Gorham
d. 9 May 1927, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, California

m/1. 4 July 1882, Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana
Emma Magley
b. 12 October 1860, Whitley County, Indiana
d. 6 May 1898, Churubusco, Whitley County, Indiana

m/2. 1899
Libby [–?–]
b. August 1873, Indiana


  • Pearl Cornelia
  • Oliver Bryan
  • Charles

Wakeman emigrated from Wells County, Indiana, to Marion, Allen County, Ohio, in 1899.

Submitted by:
Robert E. Gorham
Dallas TX

Stephen A Douglas Gorham

Stephen A Douglas “Doug” Gorham
b. 20 October 1862, Allen County, Indiana, to Marquis de Lafayette and Eunice (Thatcher) Gorham
d. 13 February 1929, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee

m. 25 December 1884, Bluffton, Wells County, Indiana
Minnie Icey Magley
b. 10 March 1866, Whitley County, Indiana
d. 13 June 1936, Holcomb, Dunklin County, Missouri

Children with Minnie Icey Magley:

  • Carrie May
  • Alfred Carter
  • Earl William
  • Grover Douglas
  • Zeron Turner
  • Helen Deloris
  • Eunice Rosan

Doug operated mills for staves for making barrels in Indiana, Illinois, Arkansas, and Louisiana during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. He moved to Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois, in the 1890’s.

Submitted by:
Robert E. Gorham
Dallas TX

Anna Maria Fisher

Anna Maria Fisher
b. 5 August 1856, Sherman Township, Huron County, Ohio, to Michael and Waldaburga (Bauer) Fischer
d. 23 January 1908, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa

m. 23 October 1882, Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana
Edward Reiff
b. 11 February 1862, Berlin, Brandenburg, Germany
d. 24 March 1933, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa

Children with Edward Reiff:

  • William Prosper
  • Antone Edward

Anna immigrated to Whitley County, Indiana, about 1882 from near Norwalk, Huron County, Ohio, and emigrated from Thorncreek Township, Whitley County, Indiana, to Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, in 1906.

Submitted by:
Valerie J. Boggs
Pierceton IN