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Samuel Medearis

Samuel Medearis
birth: 17 November 1845, Carlisle, Sullivan County, Indiana to Hyatt Henry Medearis and Elizabeth Berkmann/Barrickman
death: 25 February 1923, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana
burial: Fairview Cemetery/Vincennes City Cemetery, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana

married 1st: 13 September 1867, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana
Elizabeth Drennon
death: Before September 1871

married 2nd: 25 September 1871, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana
Harriet Henrietta Carter
d. before 1880

married 3rd: before 1900
Margaret O’Donnell
d. 21 February 1916

Children of Samuel Medearis and Elizabeth Drennon:

  • Eleanore Henriette Medearis, b. 15 September 1872  Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana; d. 26 February 1939, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; m. Henry George B. Franke 15 June 1897 Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana

Samuel lived in Carlisle, Sullivan County, Indiana (1845); Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi (1850); Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana (1860); and Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana (1865-1923).

Samuel Medearis served in the civil war as a private in Company B, 143rd Reg of the Indiana Infantry.

Submitted by:
Marlene Petty Polster

Henry George Barnhardt Franke

Henry George Barnhardt Franke
b. 5 August 1871, Piqua, Miami County, Ohio, to Bernard and Anna Franke
d. 29 April 1945, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

m. 15 June 1897, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana
Elnora Henretta Medires
b. 15 September 1872, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana
d. 26 February 1939, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

Children with Elnora Henretta Medires:
• Henry B. W. (1898-1925)
• Joseph M. (1899-1935)
• Leo J. (1901-1943)
• Mary C. (1903-1955)
• Walter J. (1908-1954)
• Anna (1910-1992)

Henry immigrated to Indiana in 1896 and left from Knox County in 1900.

Submitted by:
Marlene Petty Polster
Crown Point IN
E-mail: mars@mail.incongrp.com