John Lemuel Cockerham

John Lemuel Cockerham
birth: 1 Mar 1848, Brownston, Jackson Co., IN to Willam D. Cockerham and Elizabeth Ann Winkler
death: 24 jan 1924 at Harrison Twp, Knox Co., IN
burial: Brown Cemetery, Knox Co., IN

marriage: 1 Jan 1869 in Knox Co., IN
Alice Elmira Adams
birth: 27 Oct 1852 in Harrison Twp, Knox Co., IN to 2nd Lt. Eli Monroe Adams and Eleanor R. Adams
death: 19 Feb 1902, Harrison Twp, Knox Co., IN
burial: Brown Cemetery, Knox Co., IN

Children of John Lemuel Cockerham andAlice Elmira Adams:

  • Milton William Cockerham (1870-1953) m. Alice Lucinda St. Clair
  • James Arthur Cockerham (1872-1942) m. Mary Etta Osborne
  • Annabell Cockerham (1875-1901) m. Andrew R. Snyder
  • August Lemuel Cockerham (1878-1947) m. (1) Rosa Mae Lamb, (2) Lillian May Arnold
  • Nelle Genoa Cockerham (1882-1950) m. Louis James Johnson
  • Lena A Cockerham (1884-1959) m. (1) William Dallas Adams, (2) Claude McCormick Turner
  • Stella G Cockerham (1886-1973) m. Joseph Sinkler
  • Frankie Mondoza Cockerham (1889-1925) m. Allan Richard Reising
  • Glenn H Cockerham (1895-unknown)
  • Enid Emma “Susie” Cockerham (1898-1975) m. Walter L Ashdown

John Lemuel Cockerham lived in:

  • 1848-1864- Brownstown, Jackson County, Indiana
  • 1864-1924- near Pond Creek Mills in Knox County, Indiana

Other Information:

John Cockerham served in Company C, 137th Regiment of the Indiana Infantry. He enlisted 1 May 1864 and was discharged 8 May 1868.

Submitted by:
Carol Mathieson
Email: cmath59@yahoo.com

 

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John Selmer (Johann Gottlieb Zellmer)

John Selmer
birth: 21 Jun 1824 at Wiemislaff, Kr. Chodziesen, Posen, Prussia to Martin and Anna Rosine (Ribelski) Zellmer
death: 7 Apr 1904, Cass Twp, Pulaski Co., IN
burial: St. John Cemetery, Pulaski Co., IN

1st marriage: likely prior to 1843 and in Prussia
Wilhelmine Kuk
birth: date unknown to Joseph [?] / George [?] Ribelski and [–?–]
death: probably 1854 in the United States
burial: unknown

2nd marriage: unknown
Wilhelmine Kottke
birth: unknown
death: unknown
burial: unknown

Children of John Selmer and Wilhelmine Kuk:

  • Ernst Julius Zellmer, b. 25 Jun 1843, d. 1[?] Sep 1843
  • Caroline Emilie (or Emilie Carolina) Zellmer,  b. Aug 1844, d. 15 Sep 1864
  • Wilhelm August Zellmer (William Selmer), b. 1 Jan 1848, d. 23 Jan 1929, m. Amalie “Mollie” Wegner

Children of John Selmer and Wilhelmine Kottke:

  • Emilie Selmer, b. 2 Nov 1855, d. 28 Aug 1856
  • Augusta Selmer, b. 17 Jun 1857, d. 26 Jun 1936, m. (1) Christ Prien, (2) Gustav Kottka
  • Pauline Karoline Selmer, b. 7 Aug 1858, d. as infant
  • Albertine/Ernestine Selmer, b. 9 Feb 1860, d. 12 Aug 1828, m. Julius Steinke
  • Julius W. Selmer, b. 7 Nov 1861, d. 18 Mar 1938, m. Rosa Spenner
  • Amelia Emma, b. 16 Aug 1863, d. 16 Jan or Feb 1875
  • Anna Julia Bertha Selmer, b. 26 Mar 1864, d. 17 Dec 1943, m. William Wagner
  • Heinrich Gustav Selmer, b. 4 Apr 1867, d. 13 Jun 1933, m. Josephine Wolknitz
  • Ida Selmer, b. 1 mar 1869, d. 7 Mar 1950, m. William Spinn
  • Herman Carl Gottlieb Selmer, b. 4 Nov 1870, d. 18 Jul 1937, m. Pauline Louise Rosenbaum
  • Wilhelmine Emma, b. 16 Jan 1873, d. 12 jan 1879

John Selmer lived in:

  • Wiemislaff, Kr. Chodziesen (later Kr. Kolmar), Posen, Prussian, now Chodziez, Wielkopolskie, Poland
  • 1854 – 1856: the Michigan City area, LaPorte County, Indiana
  • 1856-1904: Cass Township, Pulaski County, Indiana

Submitted by:
Marsha L. Selmer
Email: mselmer@comcasat.net

 

Ernest Gaston Tidrow Jr

Ernest Gaston Tidrow Jr.
birth: 11 Sep 1920 at New Castle, Henry Co., IN to Ernest Gaston Tidrow Sr. and Pauline Katherine Fletcher
death: 3 Dec 2014, Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN
burial: South Mound Cemetery, New Castle

marriage: 31 May 1944 at St. Joseph, Indiana
Alice Adeline Spillman
birth: 4 Mar 1922, New Castle, Henry Co., IN to Robert Charles Spillman and Hildred Carrier
death: 22 Nov 1993
burial: South Mound Cemetery, New Castle

Children of Ernest Gaston Tidrow Jr. and Alice Adeline Spillman:

  • Ronald Douglas Tidrow, b. 1948, d. 2016
  • Jeannine Ann Tidrow, b. 1954

Ernest Gaston Tidrow Jr. lived in:

  • New Castle, Henry Co., IN
  • Tipton, Tipton Co., IN
  • Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN
  • Greenville, Darke Co., OH

Other Information: Ernest Gaston Tidrow Jr. attended Indiana University and graduated Butler University with a Masters of Education. He played basketball with Tony Hinkle at Butler.

He was principal of Greenfield Central High School for twenty-five years, worked for Jefferson Township schools for eight years, and was a teacher and coach at Tipton High School before his retirement in 1986.

Ernest Gaston Tidrow Jr. served in the U.S. Navy during WWII as Lt. J.G. Commander on LST 719. He was a member and former elder at Greenfield Christian Church. Ernest was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Butler University. He was also a member of the Indiana Teachers Association.

Submitted by:
Robb Reed
Email: amhmbs@icloud.com

 

Chapman J. Kneisley

Chapman J. Kneisley
birth: 11 May 1822 in Virginia to Jacob and Barbara [unknown] Kneisley
death: 6 Jan 1882 at Walkerton, St. Joseph County, IN
burial: North Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton, St. Joseph Co., IN

marriage: December 1846 in VA
Elsbeth Fry
birth: 21 June 1826, VA
death: June 1891, Walkerton, St. Joseph Co., IN
burial: North Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton, St. Joseph Co., IN

Children of Chapman J. Kneisley and Elsbeth (Fry) Kneisley:

  • George William Kneisley- b. 1848, d. 1920, m. (1) Julia M. Orange, (2) 1910, Cora (Gould) Kneisley (his brother Jacob’s widow)
  • Jacob Fletcher Kneisley- b. 1855, d. 1897, m. Cora Gould
  • John L. Kneisley- b. 1856, d. 1921, m. Ruth Inman
  • Daniel E. Kneisley- b. 1861, d. 1921, m. Dora Nancy Wilson
  • Kenneth Chapman Kneisley- b. 1864, d. 1889, m. Mary Melissa Hileman

Chapman J. Kneisley lived in:

  • Prior to migrating to Indiana, the Kneisleys lived in Shenandoah County, Virginia
  • 1860- Chapman Kneisley and wife Elisabeth lived in Pleasant Twp., LaPorte County, Indiana
  • 1870- Johnson Twp
  • 1891- Elisabeth (Fry) Kneisley lived in Walterton, St. Joseph County, Indiana

Other Information:

Most of the Kneisley children migrated to Michigan City, LaPorte County and lived in and around LaPorte and St Joseph counties.

Chapman’s brother Jacob Kneisley’s will (Shenandoah Co., VA Will Book W, p. 124-5) names their parents as Jacob and Barbara and says that Chapman’s brothers-in-law were James Ruddell and Henry Gochenour, both from Virginia.

Elsbeth’s will (LaPorte Co., IN Will Book D, p. 428-430) names her children and grandson Ralph Chapman Kneisley. Witnessing her will were L. C. Kneisley and B. M. Supinger of Virginia.

Submitted by:
Ralph Kneisley
Email: rkneisley@windstream.net

 

Benjamin Preston “B. P.” Crowe

Benjamin Preston “B. P.” Crowe
birth: 6 Aug 1872, Owen Co., IN, to Jefferson and Amanda Ozena (Motsinger) Crowe
death: 9 Jun 1941, Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN
burial: Valhalla Memory Gardens, Monroe Co., IN

marriage: 24 Oct 1896
Henrietta A. “Etta” Carter
birth: Jan 1874, Indiana
death: 30 Jul 1962
burial: Valhalla Memory Gardens, Monroe Co., IN

Children of Benjamin Preston “B. P.” Crowe and Henrietta A. “Etta” Carter:

  • Ferrell Carter Crowe (1897-2016), m. Margaret Anita Torphy
  • William Stanley Crowe (1900-1970), m. Amy Louise Carter

Benjamin Preston “B. P.” Crowe lived in:

Benjamin Preston Crowe was born in Gosport, Owen Co., IN. He continued to live in Owen County until about 1900 when he located in Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana. He lived in Lawrence County until about 1930 when he was noted in Monroe County, Indiana, where he remained until his death in 1941.

Other Information:

This is not contributor’s ancestor. Benjamin worked much of his life as superintendent of a stone quarry in Lawrence County.

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net

Walter M. Crowe

Walter M. Crowe
birth: 11 Mar 1862, Indiana (probably Owen Co.) to Jefferson and Amanda Ozena (Motsinger) Crowe
death: 24 Apr 1930, Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN
burial: Cuba Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

(1) marriage: c1888-1890
Gertrude Haines/Haynes
birth: unknown
death: unknown

(2) marriage: 30 Jun 1904 in Gibson Co., IN
Martha A. (Thorn) Cosby Loumiller
birth: unknown, parents were William H. and Jemima (Cain) Thorn
death: 15 May 1944, in Gibson Co., IN

There are no known children of Walter M. Crowe and Gertrude Haines/Haynes

Walter M. Crowe lived in:

Walter Crowe was probably born in either Washington County, where his parents lived in 1860, or in Owen County, where his parents lived in 1870. He was a traveling musician who worked in Indiana and adjacent states. It’s possible he lived in the Chicago area about 1900, although he is not found there in census records. In 1910, he was in Gibson County, Indiana. Efforts to locate him in the 1920 census were not successful. In 1930 he was living in Monroe County with his brother, Benjamin.

Other Information:

This is not contributor’s ancestor. Efforts to locate the date and place of Walter’s first marriage to Gertrude Haines/Haynes, also a musician, were not successful. According to newspapers from Huntington, Indiana, Gertrude sued Walter for divorce in May 1894, and that divorce was granted in June 1894. On June 30, 1904, in Gibson County, Walter married his second wife, Martha A. (Thorn) Cosby Loumiller.

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net

Morris M. Crowe

Morris M. Crowe
birth: 29 Oct 1857, Pekin, Washington Co., IN to Jefferson and Amanda Ozena (Motsinger) Crowe
death: 4 Nov 1947, at Carp, Owen Co., IN
burial: Hudson Hill Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

marriage: 20 Mar 1881 at Owen Co., IN
Lula “Lulie” E. Montgomery
birth: 21 Jun 1860, at Owen Co., IN to William B. and Nancy A. Montgomery
death: 13 Aug 1951, Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN
burial: Hudson Hill Cemetery, Owen Co., IN

Children of Morris M. Crowe and Lula “Lulie” E. Montgomery:

  • Mont E. Crowe (1882-1970), m. Dovey Steele
  • Frank M. Crowe (1887-1900)

Morris M. Crowe lived in:

Morris lived in Washington County, Indiana, until sometime between 1860 and 1870 when his family settled in Owen County. He continued to live in Owen County until the time of his death. After the death of her husband, Lulie share a home with their son, Mont, in Spencer, Owen County. She died in Monroe County, after being taken there to a hospital after a fall.

Submitted by:
Randi Richardson
Email: GFTL@bluemarble.net