Tag Archives: French

James Johnson Poland/Polen

James Johnson Poland/Polen
b. 12 December 1865, Azalia, Bartholomew County, Indiana, to Clyde Washington and Elmira Elizabeth (Herod Betts) Poland/Polen
d. 27 June 1952, Gideon, New Madrid County, Missouri

m/1. 1 March 1885, Azalia, Bartholomew County, Indiana
Rhoda Charlotte Layman
b. 26 January 1890, Azalia, Bartholomew County,Indiana, to James Carter and Rutha Jane (Crosby) Layman
d. 10 September 1908, Merom, Sullivan County, Indiana

m/2. date unknown
Mary Bray

Children with Rhoda Charlotte Layman:
• Oscar Warren (1886-1925) married Lou Ethel Appell
• Edna May (1889-1954) married Lafayette French
• Nellie Gertrude (1891-1932) married Claud Glass
• Ruth Elmira (1893-1975) married Clifton Mason
• Vergle Edith (1896-1977) married John Wagster
• James Herschel (1898-1951) married Virgie Stewart
• Dauris Emeral (1901-1982) married Mildred Viola Batson
• Charley Layman (b. 1904) married Rhemo Cooper
• Leonard

James lived in Azalia, Elizabethtown, and Columbus (all located in Bartholomew County, Indiana) as well as Merom, Sullivan County, Indiana, before emigrating in 1909 to Arkansas. In 1910 the family emigrated to Malden, Dunklin County, Missouri, and then to Gidean, New Madrid County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Betty Louise Polen Schlechte
Alton IL

John Wesley Davis

John Wesley Davis
b. 14 October 1838, Wayne County, Indiana, to Moses and Elizabeth (Potter) Davis
d. 11 August 1907, Pardeeville, Columbia County, Wisconsin

m. 16 March 1866, Columbia County, Wisconsin
Zelnora French
b. 4 July 1843, Bloomfield, Vermont
d. 15 February 1931, Pardeeville, Columbia County, Wisconsin

Children with Zelnora French:

  • Myron
  • Ella married [–?–] Albee
  • Alfred
  • Arthur
  • William
  • Minnie married [–?–] Simpson

John lived in Wayne County and Wayne Township in Bartholomew County, Indiana, before emigrating in 1850 to central Wisconsin with his recently widowed mother and two younger siblings. He was a member of the Fifth Wisconsin Regiment in the Civil War.

Submitted by:
Glen Simpson
Trinity NC

Elizabeth Christina Brendel/Brinde

Elizabeth Christina Brendel/Brindle
b. 10 February 1842, Morgan County, Indiana, to Frederich and Mary Magdalene (Gunkel) Brindle
d. 18 October 1914, Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas

m. 27 February 1859, Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas
Samuel Thompson French
b. 11 April 1831, Marion County, Indiana, to Barzilla and Nancy (Shields) French
d. 9 November 1897, Madison, Greenwood County, Kansas

Children with Samuel Thompson French:

  • Franklin Barzilla (1859-1926) married Edna A. Sovern
  • Ida May (1861-1941) married Adrien Jardinier
  • Fredrick Owen (b. 1864)
  • Lewis Albert (1866-1958) married Paulina Hainline
  • Laura Margaret (1869-1957)
  • Nellie French (1882-1976)

Elizabeth emigrated from Indiana between 1856 and 1860 to Jefferson, Wayne County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Regina Falcetto
Emporia KS

Frederich Brindle

Frederich Brindle
b. 26 February 1813, Germany
d. 29 October 1882, Lyon, Kansas

Marie Magdalene Gunkel
b. 14 September 1817, Ober Ramstadt, Hessen, Germany, to Johann Adam and Anna Margaretha (Hofmann) Gunkel
d. about 1867, Lyon County, Kansas

Children with Marie Magdalene Gunkel:

  • Lewis Adam (1838-1886) married Mary Ann Crites
  • Elizabeth Christina (1842-1914) married Samuel Thompson French
  • Caroline (1843-1947) married Owen Nutt
  • Margaret (b. 1845)
  • Mary (b. 1847)
  • Louisa (b. 1850) married John C. Gunkel
  • William John (1852-1913)
  • Pamilla (1855-1931)
  • Matilda
  • Carl
  • Franklin F. (1861-1942) married Mary Ann McAntee

Frederich immigrated to Indiana from Pennsylvania between 1833 and 1838. He resided in Hamilton and Morgan counties in Indiana. The family emigrated from Indiana between 1856 and 1860 to Jefferson, Wayne County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Regina Falcetto
Emporia KS