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Joseph Wierman Griest

Joseph Wierman Griest
b. 19 August 1800, Adams County, Ohio, to Joseph and Mary (Wierman) Griest
d. 20 July 1859, Nevada City, California

m. 6 April 1826, Springboro, Warren County, Ohio
Ruth Ann Garretson
b. 3 April 1819, Adams County, Ohio, to John and Rebecca (Bateman) Garretson
d. 8 January 1879, Plainfield, Hendricks County, Indiana

Children with Ruth Ann Garretson:
• William R. (1827-1830)
• Rebecca Ann (1829-1896)
• William Penn (1831-1916)
• Mary Eliza (1834-1902)
• Joseph Milton (1837-1938)
• Alva Clarkson (1840-1880)
• Almeda Ellen (1845-1923)
• Rosamina Eoline (1848-1911)
• John Milton (1850-1906)
• Florence Estelle (1852-1945)

The family came to Sugar River, Montgomery County, Indiana, in 1832. They moved to Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, in 1936 and left the state from there in 1855. Joseph was a doctor with a large practice in Crawfordsville. He had a certificate from the “Phisio-Medical School,” and, though he was considered one of the best anatomists in the state, regular physicians did not believe those from the “new school” of medicine were adequately trained.

In 1852, Joseph purchased the rights to a steam laundry. In 1855, he went to New York and bought two sets of laundry equipment. He sent the equipment around the Horn to San Francisco. He himself took a ship to Nicaragua, went overland, and caught another boat to San Francisco. He set up one laundry in San Francisco and the other in Sacramento. Twice, he sent money back to his wife and children, but it never arrived. After his death, a “friend” promised to settle his estate and take the assets back to his widow. This “friend” was never found, and the widow was left with a large family and no resources.

Submitted by:
Daniel E. Thornburgh
Charleston IL
E-mail: adthorn@consolidated.net

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Ellerson Fields

Ellerson Fields
b. 17 August 1829, Butchers Valley, Hawkins County, Tennessee, to William and Judida (Sizemore) Fields
d. 23 May 1890, Havensville, Pottawatomie County, Kansas

m. 10 March 1842, Jackson Township, Randolph County, Indiana
Mary Ann Diehl
b. 15 November 1821, Butler Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, to Charles and Mary
Elizabeth (Sheets) Diehl
d. 22 April 1912, Onaga, Pottawatomie County, Kansas

Children with Mary Ann Diehl:
• Manerva (1843-1922) married Lewis Jontra
• Lewis (1844-1927) married Martha Jane Miller
• Eli (1847-ca. 1935) married Mary Weirock
• Levi (1847-1847)
• Charles Diehl (1849-1934) married Lucinda Victoria Morris
• Elizabeth (1851-1880) married Archibald Elisha Abbott
• Ephraim (1853-1941) married Rebecca Clark
• Harriett Melissa (1854-1880) married Zachary Taylor Baysinger
• Hiram (1856-1936) married Sarah Jane Ellison
• John William (1861-1943) married Sarah Jane Dennis
• Milton Leander (1862-1953) married Clara Agnes Witham
• Leslie Martin (ca. 1864-ca. 1867)
• Jonas Squire (ca. 1864-ca. 1867)
• Mary Martha (1869-1958) married Charles A. Bateman

Ellerson lived in Ward and Jackson townships in Randolph County; Richmond Township, Grant County; and Hartford Township, Adams County, before emigrating from Indiana in 1864.

Submitted by:
Aletha M. Fields
Columbia MO
E-mail: clancy@computerland.net

Mary Ann Diehl

Mary Ann Diehl
b. 15 November 1821, Butler Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, to Charles and Mary Elizabeth (Sheets) Diehl
d. 22 April 1912, Onaga, Pottawatomie County, Kansas

m. 10 March 1842, Jackson Township, Randolph County, Indiana
Ellerson Fields
b. 17 August 1820, Butchers Valley, Hawkins County, Tennessee, to William and Judida (Sizemore) Fields
d. 23 May 1890, Havensville, Pottawatomie County, Kansas

Children with Ellerson Fields:
• Manerva (1843-1922) married Lewis Jontra
• Lewis (1844-1927) married Martha Jane Miller
• Eli (1847-ca. 1935) married Mary Weirock
• Levi (1847-1847)
• Charles Diehl (1849-1934) married Lucinda Victoria Morris
• Elizabeth (1851-1880) married Archibald Elisha Abbott
• Ephraim (1853-1941) married Rebecca Clark
• Harriett Melissa (1854-1880) married Zachary Taylor Baysinger
• Hiram (1856-1936) married Sarah Jane Ellison
• John William (1861-1943) married Sarah Jane Dennis
• Milton Leander (1862-1953) married Clara Agnes Witham
• Leslie Martin (ca. 1864-ca. 1867)
• James/Jonas Squire (ca. 1864-ca. 1867)
• Mary Martha (1869-1958) married Charles A. Bateman

Mary Ann’s family came to Randolph County, Indiana, in 1840. She lived in Jackson Township, Randolph County; Richland Township, Grant County; and Hartford Township, Adams County, before emigrating from Indiana in 1864.

Submitted by:
Aletha M. Fields
Columbia MO
E-mail: clancy@computerland.net

John William Christy

John William Christy
b. 10 March 1886, Hendricks County, Indiana, to Robert K. and Margaret (Moatt) Christy
d. 12 February 1924, Sadorus, Illinois

m.
Loretta “Lori” Maxwell
b. to James R. and Mary E. (Hoffman) Maxwell

Children with Loretta Maxwell:

  • Clarence
  • [–?–] married W. D. O’Neal
  • [–?–] married Clarence Bateman
  • [–?–] married Ervin Lewis
  • [–?–] married H. H. Fisher
  • Mildred
  • Harold

John moved to Clay County, Illinois, with his parents during his boyhood days.

Submitted by:
Dawne Slater-Putt, from Clay County, Illinois, Roots, Fall 1993, p.49.