Tag Archives: Holmes

Adam Shoemaker, Jr.

Adam Shoemaker, Jr.
b. 11 March 1823, Perry County, Indiana, to Adam and Catherine (Hoover) Shoemaker
d. 7 November 1895, Montgomery County, Iowa

m/1. 17 May 1842, Perry County, Indiana
Henrietta Maddux

m/2. 11 February 1845, Perry County, Indiana
Matilda Jane Faulkenborough
b. 19 September 1819, Indiana, to James and Barbara (Flie) Faulkenborough
d. 9 March 1875, Montgomery County, Iowa

Children with Matilda Jane Faulkenborough:
• James Madison (1848-1902) married Evangeline Rosalie Smith
• Catherine (b. 1850)
• Phoebe (b. 1852) married Wright Holmes
• Jacob (b. 1855)
• Adam (b. 1858) married May [–?–]
• William (b. 1860) married Martha [–?–]

The family moved from Perry County, Indiana to Montgomery County, Iowa, in 1867.

Submitted by:
Loretta J. Marriott
Thousand Oaks CA
E-mail: retta@west.net

William Dodson Proctor

William Dodson Proctor
b. possibly Randolph County, North Carolina
d. 30 January 1888, Mercer County, Missouri

m. before 1850
Rachel “Matilda” Anderson
b. about 1823, North Carolina or Tennessee
d. 25 July 1873, Mercer County, Missouri

Children with Rachel Anderson:

  • James A. (1850-1894) married Mary Francis Walker
  • Harriett E. (1852-1874) married Daniel C. Williams
  • Ann Eliza (b. 1854) married [–?–] Holmes
  • Debbie J. (1856-1894) married John Houser
  • Lewis S. (b. 1859)
  • Martha (b. 1860) married [–?–] Scott
  • Amanda (b. 1860) married [–?–] Hollett
  • Mary E.
  • America B. (1865-1886)
  • John William (1867-1930) married Abelina Bowman

William resided in Hendricks County, Indiana, and moved to Mercer County, Missouri. A William Proctor, listed as an early settler, purchased land in 1855 in Mercer County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Betty Murphy Mabee
San Diego CA

Henry George Keilman

Henry George Keilman
b. 2 January 1855, Perry County, Indiana, to Jacob and Katharine (Knieriem) Keilman
d. 13 April 1925, Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois

m. 29 June 1884, Perry County, Indiana
Carolina Carrie Anna Ploch
b. 15 January 1856, Perry County, Indiana
d. 16 May 1931, Aledo, Mercer County, Illinois

Children with Carolina Carrie Anna Ploch:

  • Burton “Burt” Wesley Clarence (b. 1885) married (1) Adeline Goffinet, (2) Pearl Glenn Rosenbaum
  • Alta Suzanna (1887-1950) married Jesse Omer Waggoner
  • Ernestine “Tena” Catherine (1890-1945) married Clyde Holmes
  • Carrie May (b. 1893) married Frank A. Little
  • Corinne (1897-1976) married Melvin Kenneth Bellows

Henry resided in Oil Township, Perry County, Indiana. He moved to Mercer County, Illinois, about 1900.

Henry Keilman’s mother, a German immigrant, spoke no English, like many immigrant women of the time. Henry stayed in Indiana in spite of plans to move to Illinois after a younger brother raced off to that same location, until his mother died and could be buried with her husband. By the time Henry arrived in Illinois, the best farmland was already occupied.

Submitted by:
Jessie-Mae Sanderson
Livonia MI