Tag Archives: Hoover

George Washington Trisler

George Washington Trisler
b. 8 July 1835, Mercer County, Kentucky, to David and Lydia (Hoover/Rohrer) Trisler
d. 5 April 1922, Pawhuska, Osage County, Oklahoma

m. 25 September 1865, Rockport, Spencer County, Indiana
Nancy Ann Wire
b. 15 June 1850, Midway, Spencer County, Indiana
d. 13 March 1932, Avant, Osage County, Oklahoma

Children with Nancy Ann Wire:
• Clara Florence (1866-1932) married (1) Enoch Jones, (2) Jacob Downs
• Sarah (b. 1869) married (1) Jack Shores, (2) George Marion Faylor
• Charley Enay (1872-1951) married (1) Eve Crippen, (2) Elizabeth Stevens
• George Washington (1873-1937) married Dillie Crippen
• Mary (1876-1920) married (1) Winter D. White, (2) David Hildebrand
• James A. (1880-1940) married Ethyl Malone
• Laura B. (1882-1970) married Albert Setterstrom
• Benjamin Harrison (1886-1968) married Letha Ida Linton
• Ross Albert (b. 1895) married Lillie Karnes

George came to Clear Creek Township, Monroe County, Indiana, in 1840. After living in Rockport and Midway in Spencer County, Indiana, he emigrated to Pea Ridge, Arkansas, in 1878. Then in 1881 the family moved to Indian Territory which later became Oklahoma. He was a cooper (barrel-maker). He was in Company I, 18th Regiment, Indiana Infantry from August 1861 to August 1864, except for three months in the 49th Regiment in early 1864.

Submitted by:
Tina Trisler Gilbert
Wichita KS
E-mail: wgilb10676@aol.com

Advertisements

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

Elihu Harlam Mason

Elihu Harlam Mason
b. 23 March 1831, Wayne County, Indiana to Richard and Sarah (Jackson) Mason
d. 24 September 1896, Pemberville, Wood County, Ohio

m. 2 February 1852, Warsaw, Kosciusko County, Indiana
Nancy Kelly
b. 9 July 1822, Wayne County, Ohio
d. 27 November 1905, Prairie Depot, Ohio

Children with Nancy Kelly:
• Emma married [–?–] Hinds
• Edson Newton
• Issac
• Williard
• Ida married [–?–] Hoover

Elihu lived in Union City, Randolph County; Indianapolis, Marion County; and in Wayne and Kosciusko counties in Indiana before moving to Ohio shortly before the Civil War began. He first joined Company I, 21st Ohio Volunteers, then reenlisted in Company K, 21st Ohio Volunteers. In April 1862, he participated in the Great Locomotive Chase (capturing a locomotive deep within the Confederacy) and was among the 12 Andrews Raiders captured and taken to Knoxville for court martial. Elihu was imprisoned, escaped, recaptured, and eventually exchanged in March 1863. He received one of the first Medals of Honor granted by the U.S. and received a personal congratulations from President Abraham Lincoln.

In April 1863, he accepted a commission as first lieutenant in Company B, 21st Ohio, joining the unit in June. He was wounded in the hip at the Battle of Chickamauga where he was again taken prisoner. He was exchanged in December 1864. Due to his wound and disease, Elihu never returned to active duty, and was discharged in May 1865. He was active in the GAR.

Submitted by:
Robert Mason Kipp
Gilbert AZ
E-mail: skd3@webtv.net

William Madison Harrell

William Madison Harrell
b. 30 December 1844, White River Township, Johnson County, Indiana, to Mosses and Margaret (Street) Harrell
d. 19 March 1934, near Anselmo, Custer County, Nebraska

m. 3 August 1865, Peru, Miami County, Indiana
Mary Catherine Hoover
b. 28 August 1840, Miami County, Indiana, to Eli and Sarah (Beaver) Hoover
d. 24 January 1910, near Anselmo, Custer County, Nebraska

Children with Mary Catherine Hoover:
• Louisa Jane (1867-1910) married William Peterson
• Alta Viola (1870-1932) married Thomas Truman Winchester
• John Sherman (1873-1919) married Letha Alma Long

William was the sixth of eleven children. He outlived all of his siblings and three of his own children, dying at the age of 89.

He farmed for a while in Howard County, Indiana, and was part owner of the old Stonebraker Mill on Wildcat Creek. In the early 1880’s, with wife and three children, he left Indiana for Nebraska, where he homesteaded 160 acres about five miles north of Broken Bow, Custer County, Nebraska.

A few years later, he settled on 160 acres about seven miles northwest of Anselmo. Several of his cousins of the Greenbury Rush Street family also lived in the area—there were so many families from Indiana they called it “Hoosier Valley.” There was even a post office named Hoosier at William’s farm for about five years at the turn of the century.

Submitted by:
Ray Duncan Harrell
Centennial CO
E-mail: rayharrell@comcast.net