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John Hart

John Hart
b. 3 June 1838, Wayne County, Ohio, to George Christopher and Martha (Borland) Hart
d. 18 December 1902, Van Buren County, Michigan

m/1. 8 March 1861, Angola, Steuben County, Indiana
Susanna Rittee
b. 1833, to Jacob and Mary/Maria (Hartzell) Ritter
d. 18 February 1879, Steuben County, Indiana

m/2. 19 September 1880, Branch County, Michigan
Wealthy Abel/Abbott
b. June 1838, Canada
d. 1906, Steuben County, Indiana

Children with Susanna Rittee:
• Maria/Mariah (1864-bef. 1902) married [–?–] Strang
• Clara Adella “Dell” (1867-1947) married Dudley P. “Doc” Leffingwell
• Phileta “Lettie” (1868-1953) married George Fredrick Waterfield
• Mary/Mamie Leota (1870-1968) married James Brown

Children with Wealthy Abel/Abbott:
• Thomas Christopher

John served in the military in 1862 in Company C of the 152nd Regiment from Indiana. He was always a carpenter and in his later years in Michigan, he was a mailman and a milk truck driver.

Submitted by:
Marjorie Waterfield
Bowling Green OH

David Forst

David Forst
b. 18 May 1833, Stark County, Ohio, to George and Elizabeth (Hartsel/Hartzell) Forst
d. 19 December 1913, Pleasantville, Marion County, Iowa

m. 18 March 1856, Wabash County, Indiana
Anna Jane Richards
d. 19 November 1911, Pleasantville, Marion County, Iowa

Children with Anna Jane Richards:
• Margery E. (1857-1860)
• William Edward (1861-1935) married Martha Oliver
• Joseph E. (b. 1862)
• James Allen (1863-1925) married Olive C. Galvin
• Harmon Ezra (1866-1930)

In 1847, David came to Indiana from Stark County, Ohio, and resided at Half-Acre and Speicherville in Wabash County. In 1856-57, he emigrated to Marion County, Iowa.

David enlisted with Company A of the 33rd Iowa Infantry in August 1862. He was mustered out the following month, but re-enlisted and was taken prisoner in 1863 at Helena, Arkansas. He was exchanged and returned to his company that same year. He was mustered out 17 July 1865 at New Orleans, Louisiana.

Submitted by:
Mary Jane Shackelford Kaiser
Ft. Wayne IN