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Volney Edgar Morgan

Volney Morgan

Volney Morgan

Volney Edgar Morgan
birth: 8 Dec 1849, Fredericksburg, Washington County, Indiana to John Morgan & Margaret A. Bright
death: 15 April 1935 Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska
burial: St. Ann’s Cemetery, Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska

marriage 1: 11 Feb 1877, Fredericksburg, Washington County, Indiana
Elizabeth Christina Bruner
birth: Indiana to Nancy Bruner (b. 29 Apr 1829 d. 24 Mar 1883)
death: 10 Apr 1887, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana
burial: Veal Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana

Christina Bruner

Christina Bruner

marriage 2: 8 Apr 1888, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana
Mary Ann Miles 

marriage 3: Apr 1920, Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska
Julia Cummings 

marriage 4: Dec 1926, Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska
Junetta Bailey

Children of Volney Edgar Morgan and Elizabeth Christina Bruner:

  • Florence Isabelle Morgan (1875-1950) m. 1890 Henry John Miles
  • Bertha P. Morgan (1879-1950) m. 1907 Orville W. Lee
  • Lee Royce Morgan (1881-1881)
  • Thomas Edgar Morgan (1883-1978) m/1. 1904 Sadie B. Hendrix; m/2. 1928 Florence Kemplin; m/3. 1937 Ethel Prosser

Children of Volney Edgar Morgan and Mary Ann Miles:

  • Nettie J. Morgan (1889-1893)
  • Joseph W Morgan (1890-1977) m. 1915 Stella Shaw
  • William Alexander Morgan (1892-1983) m. 1913 Lila Northey
  • Oscar Morgan (1894-1967) m. 1921 Grace McGinnis
  • Andrew Valentine Morgan (1896-1988) m. Dorothy Burns
  • Mary M. Morgan (1898-1956) m/1. 1917 Harold Dunlap; m/2. 1954 Rallph Ozburn
  • Francis Aloysious Morgan (1900-1984) m. Helen Duryea
  • Margaret Elizabeth Morgan (1901-1955) m. 1922 Robert Sieloff
  • Barbara Agnes Morgan (1903-1993) m/1. Edward Humpal; m/2. Albert J. Ordway
  • Harry M. Morgan (1905-1951) m/1. 1936 Ruth Reed; m/2. 1951 Lelia L. Lynass

The obit for Volney:
“Valentine Edgar Morgan. Valentine Morgan grew to manhood in Fredericksburg, IN.  He was left an orphan when he was a mere child and had to make his way however he could.  As a result he was not able to obtain so much as a grade school education.  He could not read a book or write a letter.  But he did pick up a surprisingly good practical education in his own experience.  However the lack of education seriously limited him all through his life and this, together with much bereavement he experience, caused him to be very quiet and reserved.  In the years 1895 he came to Dawson County, Nebraska and he has resided here ever since.

While he himself belonged to no church, so far as is known, ….He himself attended worship in the Methodist church of Lexington until he was no longer able to do so.

In 1871 Mr. Morgan married Elizabeth Bruner in Fredericksburg, Indiana.  To this union 2 daughters and a son were born.  These survive their father.  They are Mrs. Bertha Lee, Forrest Park, Illinois, Mrs Henry Miles, North Platte, Nebraska, and Mr Edward Morgan of Oshkosh Nebraska.  The mother of these three passed away in about 1885.

In April, three years later, Mr. Morgan married Mary Miles in Washington, Indiana.  To this union 10 children were born.  One daughter, Nettie passed away in 1893 at the age of 3 years.  This Mrs. Morgan passed away in 1910.  The 9 children who survive their parents are, Joseph W. Morgan and Mrs Mary Dunlap of Lexington, William A. Morgan, San Diego, California, Oscar J. Morgan, Fr. Collins, Colorado, Andrew and Frank Morgan, Cheyenne Wyoming, Mrs Marjorie Sieoff, Ainsworth, Nebraska, Mrs Bea Humpal, Ravenna, Nebraska, and Dr. Harry Morgan, Ship Surgeon on the USS Grant (at sea).

Then years after Mrs. Morgans death Mr. Morgan married Julia Fox in Lexington, Nebraska.  This was in April 1920.  Two years later Mr Morgan was again bereaved of his wife.

Five years later in 1927, Mr Morgan married Junetta Gullick in Lexington.  Mrs Gullick-Morgan survives her husband.”

When Volney married his first wife Christina Bruner he used the name Volney Morgan in 1877.  Then when he married Mary Ann Miles he used the name Valentine Morgan in 1888.  His son Thomas Edgar Morgan said his father’s name was Volney.

Submitted by:
Barbara McTygue Scanlon
barbarascanlon@mac.com

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John Morgan

John Morgan
birth: 26 Aug 1811, Wheeling, Virginia (now West Virginia)
death: 17 Jun 1852, Washington County, Indiana
burial: Fredericksburg Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Washington County, Indiana

marriage: 24 Dec 1835, Floyd County, Indiana
Margaret A. Bright
birth: 2 May 1815, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky to John Andrew Bright & Lydia Hinkle
death: 16 Aug 1902, Evansville, Vanderburg County, Indiana
burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana

Children of John Morgan and Margaret A. Bright:

  • Richard George Morgan (1836-1912)  m. 1863 Hester Ann Russell
  • Elizabeth Martha Morgan (1838-1973) m. 1854 Calvin Henry Thompson
  • John Bright Morgan (1840-1913) m. 1861 Mary E. Kipp
  • William Henry Morgan (1842-1926) m.1866 Sarah Louise Elliott
  • Sarah Ann Morgan (1844-1934) m. 1865 George William Tolson
  • David Kimble Morgan (1847-1926)  m/1. 1872  Hannah Sipgler; m/2. 1875 Harriet Sparks
  • Volney Edgar Morgan (1849-1935) m/1. 1877 Elizabeth Christina Bruner; m/2. 1888 Mary Ann Miles; m/3. 1920 Julia Cummings; m/4. 1926 Junetta “June” Bailey
  • Lydia Morgan (1852-1906) m. Joseph C. Loughmiller

John moved to Floyd County, Indiana with his parents in 1815. He married Margaret Bright in Floyd County and their first child, Richard, was born in Terre Haute, Vigo County. By 1842, the family lived in Frederickbury, Washington County, where son William was born.

Thomas Albert Morgan, born 25 Aug 1805 and John Morgan, born 26 Aug 1811 were brothers born in Wheeling, West Virginia and settled in Indiana in 1826 at Fredricksburg, Indiana.”

“John B. Morgan Sr. was born in Virginia, presumably in the Shenandoah Valley.  In 1815 his, parents moved to Floyd County Indiana, in 1815, where he was raised and educated.  He entered the saddle and harness trade with his brother Thomas in 1825 in Fredericksburg, Indiana. and the business proved profitable.  The 1850 census indicated that he had $2,000 to his name, which was quite a bit for that period.“

“John’s son Kimble and Volney were the first to settle in Daviess County, Indiana.”

“Richard George Morgan was born at Terri Haute, In 8 Feb 1836.  His parents moved to Fredricksburg , Posey County, in the Spring of 1841, opening an general store and harness shop in the old building recently torn down to give place to Julian’s new building.  At that time Washington Street was the State road.  A brick hotel that stood near the wall on that street, the brick building now occupied by Thomas Richards and a few cabins constituted the town.
Mr Morgans father (John) soon erected an old fashioned English inn, where H.L. Siegs residence now stands.  It was a very large building, containing more than twenty rooms, had great double porches and was built with a view to the convenience and comfort of the traveling public.  It was destroyed by fire about 1855.”

Submitted by:
Barbara McTygue Scanlon
barbarascanlon@mac.com

Thomas Elliott Rutledge

Thomas Elliott Rutledge
b. 6 March 1831, Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, to William C. and Margaret (Moore) Rutledge
d. 28 September 1909, Littlerock, Thurston County, Washington

m/1. 24 July 1856, Tumwater, Thurston County, Washington
Louisa Margaret Shotwell
b. 5 May 1839, Clermont County, Ohio
d. 24 February 1877, Littlerock (formerly Black River), Thurston County, Washington

m/2. 11 June 1882, Littlerock, Thurston County, Washington
Nancy Luella Miles
b. 13 November 1844, Pleasant Plains, Iowa
d. 3 March 1925, Littlerock, Thurston County, Washington

Children with Louisa Margaret Shotwell:
• William Thomas (b. 1857)
• Ellen Margaret (b. 1859)
• Emma (b. 1861)
• Marion Francis (b. 1863)
• John Franklin (b. 1866)
• Effie Belle (b. 1868)
• Leonard Moore (b. 1870)
• George Washington (b. 1872)
• Rollin Charles (b. 1873)

Children with Nancy Luella Miles:
• Thomas Albert (b. 1883)
• Lois Iola (b. 1884)

Thomas came to Gibson County, Indiana, about 1840. He also lived in Robb Township, Posey County, Indiana, before leaving the state in December 1851.

Submitted by:
Laine Romero
Olympia WA
E-mail: lainepain@aol.com

Bert O. Cook

Bert O. Cook
b. 16 July 1879 at Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN to Andrew Cook and Martha Hayth
d. 12 Aug 1944 at Clinton, Vermillion Co., IN
bur. Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN

Bert Cook

Bert Cook

Bert Cook gravestone

Bert Cook gravestone

m. 20 Sept 1899 at Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN
Minnie Puntenney
b. 18 Sept 1880 at Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN to John Guffy Puntenney and Margaret Hixon
d. 30 Jun 1953 at Wabash Twp., Parke Co., IN
bur. Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN

Children with Minnie Puntenney:

  • Bereniece Cook (1990–1984), m. George Richardson
  • Maxine Eliza Cook (1903–1991), m. Walter B. (“Tip”) Murphy
  • Madonna Opal Cook (1909–1993), m. Parke Lewman

Bert’s obituary in the Montezuma Enterprise, 17 August 1944, stated that he died of a heart attack in Clinton while on the way to see a doctor in town. He was a farmer and the operator of the Cook Grain company in Mecca. He was a Mason and member of both the lodge in Montezuma and the Scottish Rite at Indianapolis.

Bert was born on his parents’ farm southwest of Mecca and spent most of his life in Parke County. He was survived by his wife Minnie; three daughters, Mrs. George Richardson and Mrs. W. B. Murphy, both of Mecca, and Mrs. Parke Lewman of Montezuma; and three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Carrico of Terre Haute, Mrs. Rose Miles of Rockville, and Mrs. Eva Funkhouser of Hymera. He also had four grandchildren.Rev. Robert Shanklin, pastor of the Montezuma Methodist Church, presided over the funeral service.

Submitted by:
Mikel Lewman
mblewman@yahoo.com

John Webster Richison

John Webster Richison
b. 24 November 1837, Ohio, to John R. and Elizabeth (Cory) Richison
d. 20 April 1908, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana
bur. Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana

m. 24 November 1859, Clark County, Ohio
Sarah Jane Ayars
b. 21 August 1840, Ohio, to Micajah Robbins and Margaret (Priest) Ayars
d. 3 June 1906, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana
bur. Beech Grove Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana

Richison gravestone

Richison gravestone

John Webster Richison gravestone

John Webster Richison gravestone

Sarah Jane Ayars gravestone

Sarah Jane Ayars gravestone

Children of John Webster and Sarah Jane (Ayars) Richison:

  • George Andrew (1860-1940) married Cenith M. Schwyhart
  • Frank Albert (1862-1944) married Sarah Jane Davis
  • Silas Alva (1863-1917) never married
  • William Allen (1866-1936) married Sophy E. Wells
  • Charles Anthony, Sr. (1868-1944) married (1) Ardie Ellen Miles, (2) Emma Carolyn Green
  • Carrie Alice (1873-1944) married William A. Beard
  • Margaret Ann (1878-1965) married Ebenezer Sherman Secrest
  • Micajah Arthur (1882-1886)

John did not move to Indiana until sometime between 1870 and 1880. His mother had died in 1865 and by 1870 his father was living with John Webster. He relocated to Jay County first and taught school there for awhile. Later he moved his family to Delaware County, north of Muncie, where he spent his remaining years.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@me com

Louis David Ludwig, Sr.

Louis David Ludwig, Sr.
b. 19 November 1922, Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana to Walter Henry and Lolita Esther Adeline (Koenig) Ludwig
d. 20 January 1984, Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas

m. 12 May 1946, Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana
Ruth Adah Lanphear
b. 1 October 1924, Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida, to Clyde Lee and Helen Maude (Yerrick) Lanphear

Children with Ruth Adah Lanphear:

  • Linda Louise (b. 1948) married Robert Charles Irish
  • Jacqueline Ann (b. 1949) married Claude Charles Rodgers
  • Louis David, Jr. (b. 1952) married Elizabeth Miles
  • LuAnn (1953-1953)

Louis Ludwig (l833-1904) came from Dachwig, Saxon, Preussen. He met Katarina Elizabetha Dibel (1847-1919) from Hesse-Darmsdt, Germany, in Mishawaka, Indiana. They were married 28 October in South Bend, Indiana. Their farm was on the St. Joseph River in Penn Township, St. Joseph County. They had six children and their youngest son, Walter Henry, raised his son, Louis David, Sr., and two daughters, on the farm as well.

Louis married Ruth Lanphear in 1946 and they raised a family of three children. Louis worked as a Mishawaka Firefighter from 1948 through 1969. His father was a plumber and Louis also worked for him. Louis designed the “House of Hazzards” that was used in Mishawaka classrooms to teach children about fire safety in the home, and during World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.

After retiring from the Mishawaka Fire Department in 1969, he moved with his wife and youngest child to Everman, Texas. He died in Texas in 1984 but is buried in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens In Osceola, St. Joseph County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Linda Ludwig Irish
South Bend IN
E-mail: linlirish@sbcglobal.net