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Christopher C. Berkman

b. 17 June 1831, Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, to Christian Berkman/Barrickman/Bergman
d. 13 August 1894, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota

m. 26 February 1852, Jennings County, Indiana
Melvira Adelina Sperry
b. 16 April 1836, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County,
d. 21 January 1889, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota

Children with Melvira Adelina Sperry:

  • Franklin Pierce (1853-1907)
  • William Mack (b. 1854) married Carrie Daisy Williamson
  • Flora Bell (b. 1858) married Adam Leroy Bolton
  • Minnie May (b. 1861) married William Benson
  • Cora Etta (b. 1867) married John Griffen

Christopher immigrated to near Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, in 1851, and emigrated from Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, in 1854. He served in the 3rd Regiment, Company F, Minnesota Volunteers in the Civil War. He was a veterinary surgeon and worked with the fire department for ten years. He had acquired a competence in the manufacture of patent medicines and had investments in real estate. He was a member of the Masons, I.O.O.F., and A.O.U.W.

Submitted by:
Lori S. Ammerman
Scipio IN


John Franklin Skelton

John Franklin Skelton
b. 28 June 1841, Hendricks County, Indiana
d. 5 April 1918, Rome, Floyd County, Georgia

m/1. Hamilton County, Indiana
Sarah Ann Bolton
b. 11 November 1831, Tennessee
d. 12 December 1878, White County, Arkansas

m/2. 29 January 1882, Hamilton County, Tennessee
Ellen McCulla

Children with Sarah Ann Bolton:

  • James
  • Elizabeth
  • Frank
  • Susie
  • Manureva

Children with Ellen McCulla:

  • Sally (b. 1881)
  • John Austin
  • John Franklin, Jr.
  • Nellie Viola
  • William Young

John lived in Hendricks County and Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Indiana, before moving to Hamilton County, Tennessee.

On 23 April 1861, John Skelton volunteered at Lawrenceburg, Indiana, for one year in Company G, 16th Regiment, Indiana Infantry. He was mustered out on 23 May 1862 at Washington D.C. On 6 August 1862, he was mustered into Company E, 68th Regiment and served until 1 July 1865. His regiment engaged in the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge, and he belonged to the Grand Army of the Republic.

John’s first wife, Sarah Ann, was married first to a B. R. McCulla, who died while in service as a Confederate soldier. They had a daughter Ellen.

Submitted by:
Evelyn Skelton Sell
Neosho MO
E-mail: esell904@peoplepc.com

Thomas Henry Fertig

Reverend Thomas Henry Fertig
b. 1 October 1856, Posey, Harrison County, Indiana to Jacob and Nancy Matilda (Cook) Fertig
d. 24 November 1933, Spokane, Washington

m. 8 September 1887, Baldwin City, Kansas
Adda Bolton
d. after 1933

Children with Adda Bolton:

  • Leslie C.
  • Alice Bolton married James Edwin McBurney on 2 October 1920

Rev. Fertig emigrated about 1885 from Indiana to Adams, Idaho.

Submitted by:
William Harold Hedden
Arvada CO