Tag Archives: Barber

Dudley Kean Raffety

Dudley Kean Raffety
b. 20 September 1819, Green County, Kentucky, to James and Elizabeth Morris (Kean) Raffety
d. 25 April 1901, Edgar County, Illinois

m. 22 November 1842, Dearborn, Dearborn County, Indiana
Harriet Mering
b. 1822, Maryland, to Frederick and Mary Mering

Children with Harriet Mering:
• Mary E. married Samuel D. McCarty
• Elias G. (b. 1847) married Hannah Stubbs
• William Oliver (b. 1850) married Mary Adeline Cottman
• Ellen married John S. Barber
• Jasper N. (b. abt. 1852) married Sarah Lipsey

Dudley came to Indiana in 1827 and lived in Franklin, Vigo, Ripley, and Dearborn counties before emigrating in 1854.

Submitted by:
Rose Overstreet Stein
Grand Rapids MI

Peter Miller

Peter Miller
b. 5 March 1836, Franklin County, Indiana, to Archibald and Ann (Barber) Miller
d. 2 December 1911, Drummond, Garfield County, Oklahoma

m/1. 16 December 1858, Franklin County, Indiana
Philena Ann Points
b. 13 July 1840, Andersonville, Franklin County, Indiana
d. 1 July 1908, Taloga, Dewey County, Oklahoma

m/2. 9 February 1866, Clark County, Illinois
Harriet Wilson
b. 16 March 1843, Edgar County, Illinois
d. June 1924, Beeville, Bee County, Texas

Children with Philena Ann Points:
• Charles H. (b. 1859)
Children with Harriet Wilson:
• Anna (1869-bef. 1880)
• Mary Eva (1872-1919)
• Archibald (1873-aft. 1930)
• Goy A. (1875-aft. 1930)
• Leah B. (1880-1880)
• Sarah (1885-1902)

Peter lived in Franklin and Rush counties in Indiana before emigrating in 1859. He and Philena were divorced 8 May 1865 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Becky Higgins
Streamwood IL
E-mail: bbranches@quietfire.com

George Wolfgang Kiefner

George Wolfgang Kiefner
b. 25 March 1839, Schnabelwaid, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany to Andreas and Margaretha Ann (Graff/Grafin) Kuffner/Kiefner
d. 20 June 1892, Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas

m. 23 January 1866, New Boston, Spencer County, Indiana
Louise Katharine Racine
b. 24 November 1843, Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana
d. 13 September 1932, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri

Children with George Wolfgang Kiefner:

  • John William Bell (1861-1940), an adopted son, married Josephine Elizabeth Persinger
  • Anna Margaretha Barbara (1868-1952) married John Schneider
  • Margurethe Louise (1872-1953) married James Barber
  • Anna Katherine (1874-1969) married (1) Benjamin Franklin Juvenal, (2) Tona Aquilla Nance
  • Johann Stephen (1877-1948) married Delia Viola Hogue
  • Amelia Kunigunde (1879-1974) married Daniel Bernard Norton
  • Friedrich Wilhelm (1881-1885)
  • Theresa Henrietta (1884-1970) married Theodore Ralph Willstaedt

George emigrated from Bavaria in 1839 to Spencer County, Indiana. He fought for the Union in the Civil War and was wounded in Red River Exposition. His children were all baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Boston, Spencer County, Indiana. He and many of his children later moved to Atchison, Kansas and George died there in 1892.

Submitted by:
R. Bruce Willstaedt
Townsville NC
E-mail: bwillstaed@nc.rr.com

John Tratebas

John Tratebas
b. 14 December 1892, Liberty Township, Porter County, Indiana, to John and Sarah (Taylor) Tratebas
d. 4 April 1960, Quincy, Massachusetts

m/1. 17 November 1914, Porter County, Indiana
Opal Adelia Barber
b. 30 January 1897, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, to Alpheus James and Elizabeth (Gater/Geater) Barber
d. 31 October 1987, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana

m/2. 4 October 1928, Boston, Massachusetts
Verna Maranda Atkins
b. 3 September 1903, Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts
d. 29 September 1971, Quincy, Massachusetts

Children with Opal Adelia Barber:

  • Edmund Wyatt (b. 1915) married Gladys Myrtle Spurr
  • John, III (1919-1998) married Evelyn Louise Cole
  • Russell Lewis (b. 1921) married Edith May Downs

Children with Verna Maranda Atkins

  • son (b. Massachusetts)

John’s family came to Porter County, Indiana, in the 1830’s. There were two mills in Porter County, which were the occupations of John Tratebas, I and John Tratebas II.

Submitted by:
Gladys M. Tratebas
Helmsburg IN
E-mail: tratebas@aol.com