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Dona Jeanne (Miller) Sinclair

Dona Jeanne (Miller) Sinclair
birth: 10 Sep 1938 in Mount Vernon, Posey County, Indiana to Donald Floyd Miller and Teresa Marie (Cameron) Miller
death: 1 Feb 2007 in Converse, Bexar County, Texas
burial: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

marriage: 20 Dec 1959 in Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Chester Ray Sinclair, Sr.
birth: 21 Feb 1937 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio to Elmer Ray Sinclair and Emma Lee McQueary
death: 14 Aug 2016 in Converse, Bexar County, Texas
burial: Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas

Children of Dona Jeanne (Miller) Sinclair and Chester Ray Sinclair, Sr.:

  • 1st child, Daughter – still living
  • 2nd child, Daughter – still living
  • 3rd child, Son – still living
  • 4th child, Son – still living

Ancestor here lived in:

10 Sep 1938 – November 26, 1957, Mount Vernon, Posey County, Indiana

Ancestor also lived in:

May 1976 – 01 Feb 2007, Converse, Bexar County, Texas

Other Information:

Dona’s first name given at birth was spelled “Donna.” When she enlisted in the US Army on 26 Nov 1957 she had to furnish a copy of her birth certificate. It was then that a clerical error made on her birth certificate was discovered. The doctor who had filled out and signed the birth certificate misspelled her first name as “Dona.” The US Army Enlistment Office told her that in order to enlist she had to use the spelling given on the birth certificate or postpone enlisting until she received a corrected birth certificate. Well she liked the new spelling and the story behind it and rather than having the error corrected she kept and used the new spelling for the rest of her life.

Dona met U.S. Army Spec. Chester Ray Sinclair Sr. on a bus in Frankfurt, Germany in 1958. They were married (under German Law) on December 21, 1959 in Frankfurt, Germany and then were married again on the next day, December 22, 1959 by a US Army Chaplain under American law. She always said that she was, “twice married but never divorced.”

Submitted by:
Chuck Sinclair
Email: chucksinclair2001@yahoo.com

David Zener

David Zener
birth: May 16, 1797 in Virginia to Mathias Zener and Garringer
death: January 5, 1877
burial: Paris, Jennings County, Indiana, burial Gaddy-Wykoff Cemetery, Paris, Jennings County, Indiana

marriage: May 5, 1818 in Hardinsburg, Breckenridge County, Kentucky
Phoebe Baker
birth: July 31, 1807 in Hagerstown, Maryland to Nicholas Baker and Barbara Miller
burial: 1858 West Virginia

Children of Phoebe Baker and David Zener:

  • Elizabeth Zener, November 22, 1819-July 14, 1865 spouse, Lot V. Search
  • Magdalena Zener, November 1, 1821-April 16, 1905, never married
  • Lydia Zener, October 2, 1823-March 14, 1924, 3 spouses Robert Dixon, Robert Bain, John M. McJimsey.
  • Sarah Zener, April 8, 1826-April 30, 1894, Charles (Rodney) Kendall Lard/Laird (changed his name)
  • Catherine Servilla Zener, February 13, 1828-December 19, 1909, spouse George Troutman Foster.
  • Harriet Agnes Zener, February 7, 1830-September 2, 1900, spouse Joseph Ayers.
  • Mathias Zener, January 12, 1831- September 22, 1890, spouse Frances Unknown.
  • Malinda Zener, January 20, 1834-April 21, 1894, spouse Francis Marion Landon.
  • Henry M. Zener, January 6, 1836-November 26, 1903, never married.
  • David G. Zener, December 8, 1837-February 18, 1907, spouse Zerilda Gaddy.
  • Benjamin F. Zener, October 29, 1839-July 29, 1869, never married

Ancestor here lived in:

Jefferson County, Indiana

Additional information about person:
His Father was Mathias Zener a Hessian Solder in the Revolutionary War who was captured at the Battle of Yorktown and remained in America after the war. He married a German/American woman in Virginia after the war and died in Clark County Indiana in 1815.

By 1812 he was in Kentucky as he fought in the War of 1812 with the Kentucky Militia, married in 1818 in Breckenridge County, Kentucky – War of 1812 Bounty Land in Jefferson County, Indiana, all children born there.

During the Civil War, David Zener was one of those who opposed slavery and would purchase no products produced in the south – the family raised sheep and even imported silk worms and planted Mulberry Trees to feed them so they could weave all their own clothing. The name Zener is spelled various ways the most common being Zener or Zenor but those were not the only ones.

Submitted by:
Sheila Kell
Email: kfurballkell@aol.com

John Duer

John Duer
birth: About 1801 in Pennsylvania to Thomas and Hannah Byrd Duer
death: 25 February 1885 in Adams, Indiana
burial: Kessler Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer, Ohio

marriage: 29 July 1827 in Trumbull, Ohio
Mary Jane Morrison
birth: 29 June 1804 in Pennsylvania to John and Elenor Jackson Morrison
death: Likely 10 July 1864 in Mercer, Ohio
burial: Kessler Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer, Ohio

Children of Mary Jane Morrison and John Duer:

  • From 1st marriage:
  • William Duer (1828-After 14 March 1861)
  • Thomas Duer (Abt 1829-Bef 1860)
  • Baby Daughter Duer (Abt 1830-Bef 1840)
  • Maria Duer (1833-1913) m. Henry John Kuhn
  • Mary Ann Duer (1835-1909) m. 1st James Furman m. 2nd John L. Ceraldo
  • John B. Duer (1836-1916) m. 1st Keziah Wright m. 2nd Carolina Kuhn
  • Prosser Duer (1839-1863)
  • Sarah Jane Duer (1844-1920) m. Philip Kuhn
  • Mark Duer (1846-Bef 1860)
  • James William Duer (1848-1922) m. Ida Bell Urick
  • Angeline C. Duer (1853-1933) m. Ambrose Durbin
  • From 2nd marriage:
  • Charles Edward Duer (1866-1920) m. Almeda F. Buckmaster
  • Lucinda Ellen Duer (Abt 1868-1920) m. 1st Ephriam J. Ripple m. 2nd Mr. Miller m. 3rd Benjamin M. Randall

Ancestor here lived in:

Adams County, Indiana

Other Information:

John Duer, oldest of eight children of Thomas and Hannah Byrd Duer, was born about 1801 in Pennsylvania. Although some family trees provide a marriage year of 1797 for his parents, no record has been found. Originally from Sussex, Sussex, New Jersey, the Duers had gone west to Wheeling West Virginia by 1792. After conflicts with the Mingo, Shawnee, and Delaware tribes, the land was sold and the family moved to Lower Makefield, Bucks, Pennsylvania where they are found in 1800. John was likely named for his grandfather who resided close to the family until his death. The Duers were known as early settlers in Trumbull County, Ohio, being shown on the tax rolls in 1807. There are no records of John’s early years; it is likely he was educated at home as there were no schools in the wilderness where his family settled. The family was staunch Presbyterians; John’s father was buried in the Price Mills Cemetery on church grounds in Pricetown, Trumbull, Ohio and his grandfather was buried in Covenanter Cemtery in Jackson, Mahoning, Ohio. No record has been found showing John became a member of a church in adulthood. By 1820, the area the family lived in had become known as Hubbard and John is likely one of the tick marks on his father’s census line. John married neighbor Jane Morrison on 29 July 1827 in Trumbull, Ohio. Like his father and grandfather, he became a farmer. He may be the John Duer who purchased a land grant on 2 July 1831 in Miami County, Ohio. The family is found in Killbuck, Holmes, Ohio in 1840. On 29 September 1841 John purchased land from John and Mary Ann Fry there, recording the deed on 29 August 1844. John sold the land on 7 April 1853 to John More and purchased another property in Holmes County, Ohio on 27 April 1854 from Lewis Donald. In 1856 he sold that property to Yates Leonard.
On 10 Mary 1847 John Duer took John Geague to court for trespassing on his land and requested the court eject Geague. Evidentally, Geague, who had rented land for planting, planted on John’s land in error, The court agreed after several continuations. It is not known when the family relocated to Mercer County, Ohio on 20 November 1856, Jane sold property she owned in Millersburg, Holmes, Ohio stating she was a resident of Holmes, Ohio. By 1860 the family was together in Mercer County, Ohio. On 28 June 1860, John purchased property from the estate of John Tressler through administrator Benjamin Shafer. At the time of the purchase, he was living next-door to his married daughter, Maria, in Mercer County. On 23 June 1862, John purchased additional land from David Tressler’s estate in Adams County, Indiana. On 12 May 1863 John took Ethan A Babcock to court in Mercer County, requesting Babcock be evicted from John’s 40 acre property located in the north east quarter of the south west quarter of section 22, township 5 south range for failure to pay the mortgage. The court sided with John. Probably in July 1864, Jane died. John had three remaining children in his household. He married again widow Margaret Ann Martz Searight on 11 December 1864 in Mercer, Ohio. Margaret had a neighboring farm in Adams, Indiana. John moved permanently to his farm in Adams where their two children were born. In 1870, John is shown living with his second wife, his step-daughter, his two children from his second marriage and a son from his first marriage in Jefferson, Adams, Indiana. John continued to be a farmer. In 1880, John, Margaret, and his two children from his second marriage continued to reside in Jefferon, Adams, Indiana where he remained a farmer at age 78. John died on 25 February 1885 in Adams, Indiana where his will was probated. He bequeathed all his personal possessions and most of his real estate to his wife. He requested his daughter Angeline, from his first marriage, pay his son Charles, from his second marriage, $50.00 of the property she had received. His daughter Lucinda, from his second marriage, was also ordered to pay son Charles $50.00 from real estate she had received. John noted that if Margaret predeceased him the real estate given to her should be divided between Lucinda and Angeline. No mention of any of his other children from his first marriage was made. At the time of his death, his first marriage children John B, Sarah, and James WIlliam all resided near him in Adams, Indiana. John is buried in Kessler Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio. His tombstone is unreadable.

There is a discrepancy with the first wife’s death date and John’s second marriage. It is likely that the year on Jane’s tombstone,1866, is in error as John had remarried in December 1864. No divorce record has been found in Ohio or Indiana for John and Jane. John was not a polygamist. Both wives’ tombstones are in Kessler Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio and state they are the wife of John Duer. Likely the first wife died in 1864, not 1866. The family was experiencing extreme stress at the time of Jane’s death. There oldest son had been placed in the Northern Ohio Lunatic Asylum in 1852 where he remained. Besides losing a daughter, two sons (Thomas and Mark) had likely died by 1860. Daughter Mary Ann was engaged in a bastardly court claim against her brother-in-law’s brother, Adam Kuhn. Son John B.’s first wife died in 1861. Son Prosser died in the Civil War at Stone’s River, Tennessee in 1863. His daughter Maria’s husband was also fighting in the Civil War, leaving her single with three small children to support. These stressors likely caused the family to provide incorrect tombstone information.

Submitted by:
Lori Samuelson
Email: genealogyatheart@gmail.com

James Ivan Dye

James Ivan Dye
birth: 4 Sep 1849, Jay Co., IN to John and Mariah Jane (Harritt) Dye
death: 5 Oct 1932, Athelstan, Taylor Co., IA
burial: Isadora, Worth Co., MO

marriage: 1 Jan 1873, Jay Co., IN
Martha Ellen Miller
birth: 24 Sep 1850, Washington Co., IN to John Arthur and Lucinda (Pinney) Miller
death: 7 Nov 1927, Athelstan, Taylor Co., IA
burial: Isadora, Worth Co., MO

Children of James Ivan Dye and Martha Ellen Miller:

  • Lewis Dye, b. 1873, d. 1948
  • George Dye, b. 1875, d. 1953
  • Lucinda M. Dye, b. 1876, d. before 1880
  • Joshua F. Dye, b. 1877, d. 1940, m. Ida M. Cordell
  • Effie O. B. Dye, b. 1879, d. 1949, m. Francis Emery “Frank” Smith
  • David H. Dye, b. 1881, d. 1958
  • Alfred A. Dye, b. 1883, d. 1899
  • Charles Albert Dye, b. 1885, d. 1940, m. Maude Grace Landreth
  • Charles Estes Dye, b. 1888, d. 1880
  • Johny W. Dye, b. 1891, d. 1899

James Ivan Dye lived in:

Jay County, Indiana from 1849 to after 1881.

He also lived in Missouri and in Taylor County, Iowa.

Other Information:

Ancestor is contributor’s 2nd great-grandfather through his son Joshua.

Submitted by:
Melinda J. Morrell
Email: melinda_morrell@yahoo.com

Nathaniel Hayden Miller

Nathaniel Hayden Miller
birth: 12 Sep 1881 at Monroeville, Allen Co., IN to Milo Miller and Mollie Wiltsie
death: 16 Feb 1961 in Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN
burial: Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN

marriage: 19 Aug 1903, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN
Hattie Izola Evard
birth: 16 Feb 1886, Monroeville, Allen Co., IN to Clement Evard and Eliza Jane Sappington
death: unknown
burial: unknown

Children of Nathaniel Hayden Miller and Hattie Izola Evard:

  • Lamoine, b. 1905
  • Buelah, b. 1907, d. 1977
  • Silvia/Syvia, b. 1908, d. 2003
  • Fay, b. 1917
  • Don, b. 1921, d. 1981

Nathaniel Hayden Miller lived In:

Monroeville, Allen County, Indiana and Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Donna L. Riegel
Email: driegelgen146@gmail.com


Arthur Emanuel Rarey

Arthur Emanuel Rarey
birth: 9 Jul 1886, in  Kokomo, Howard Co., Indiana to Emanuel Rarey and Alice Randall
death: 19 Nov 1970 in  Elwood, Madison Co., Indiana
burial: Albright Cemetery, Kokomo Howard Co, Indiana

marriage: 7 Mar 1909 in Howard Co., Indiana
Hazel Fern Miller
birth: 24 Aug 1891 Tipton Co., Indiana to Albert Miller and Vilena Jane Pickering
death: 28 Mar 1975 in  Windfall, Tipton Co., Indiana
burial: Albright Cemetery, Kokomo Howard Co, Indiana

Children of Arthur Emanuel Rarey and Hazel Fern Miller:

  • Dorothy Marie Rarey b. 19 Nov 1909, d. Sept 14, 1988, m.  Frank Armstrong
  • Deva Madilena Rarey b. 18 Jun 1911, d. 9 Jul1995, m. Samuel T. Frazee
  • Marjorie Alice Rarey b. 15 Jul 1919, Living, m. Donald H. Morelock
  • Delton Eugene Rarey b. 17 Sep 1924, d. 11 Jan 1960, m. (1) Bonnie Lou Smith, (2) Mary Lou McCuan

Ancestor Arthur Emanuel Rarey Lived In:

He lived in Howard Co, and Tipton Co., Indiana the majority of his life.

Other Information:

At the age of sixteen, Arthur Emanuel Rarey’s mother died and left all the children orphans. He was sent to live with his Uncle John. He became a farmer and owned 80 acres that was bought during the depression. His son, Eugene was killed in a train accident and it was devastating for him to get over.
His daughter, Marjorie loves to tell how she spit down his collar, while milking a cow because he had too many times squirt her as he was milking.

Submitted by:
Pamela J. Sullivan
Email: hurst_rare@yahoo.com

Phillip M. Pickering

Phillip M. Pickering
birth: 13 Jan 1842 in Green Co. Tennessee to Jonathan Pickering and Jane White of Rheatown, Tennessee.
death: 19 Jan 1929 in Nevada, Tipton Co. Indiana
burial: Albright Cemetery, Howard Co. Indiana

marriage: 16 Nov 1866 in Alto, Howard Co. Indiana
Prudence Elizabeth Jackson
birth: 3 Apr 1846 in Jellico, Campbell Co. Tennessee to Benjamin V. Jackson and Sarah Mary Ayers
death: 3 Apr 1937 in Nevada, Tipton Co. Indiana
burial: Albright Cemetery, Howard Co. Indiana

Children of Phillip M. Pickering and Prudence Elizabeth Jackson:

  • Vilena Jane Pickering, b. 4 Sep 1867, m. Albert Miller
  • James Virlin Pickering, b. 23 Oct 1871, m. (1) Pearl Lizzie Johnson, (2) Della Fergeson
  • Charles David Pickering, b. 25 Dec 1875, m. Maggie M. Ferguson
  • Mary Myrtle Pickering, b. 2 Jan 1897, m. Harry. E. Farmer
  • Estella May Pickering, b. 14 Jul 1881, m. Fred C. Johnson

Ancestor Phillip M. Pickering Lived In:
Phillip and Prudence were both born in Tennessee but spent the majority of their lives in Indiana. All of their children were born and died in Indiana.

Other Information:

Phillip Pickering was ten years old when his family walked to Indiana from Rheatown, Tennessee. The family left Tennessee on November 1, 1852 and traveled for 27 days to Howard County, Indiana.
In the Civil War he enlisted with the Union Army, Company H of the 34th Indiana Volunteers and served all 5 years without any injuries. After the war, he and his brothers formed a club and sang at many rallies in Howard, Grant, Tipton and Madison counties. He was very involved in the Grand Army of the Republic.
Phillip and Prudence were the longest living Methodist in the county, and were honored in Tipton for the many years they served.

Submitted by:
Pamela Sullivan
Email: hurst_rare@yahoo.com

Albert Miller

Albert Miller
birth: 14 Feb 1871 in Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana to Elwood Miller and Judy Ann Porter
death: 15 Jan 1961 in Montpelier, Blackford Co., Indiana
burial: Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard Co., Indiana

marriage: 16 Sep 1890 in Howard Co., Indiana
Vilena Jane Pickering
birth: 4 Sep 1867 in Alto, Harrison Co., Indiana to Phillip Mosenberg Pickering and Prudence Elizabeth Jackson
death: 22 Nov 1939 Center, Benton Co., Indiana
burial: Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard Co., Indiana

Children of Albert Miller and Vilena Jane Pickering:

Ancestor Albert Miller Lived In:

Albert Miller lived in Indiana all his life.

Other Information:

He was a very soft-spoken man, but handsome if I can brag. He was a farmer and hard worker.
His grandfather, David Miller came with his family in 1808, to help pioneer our state.

Submitted by:
Pamela J. Sullivan
Email: hurst_rare@yahoo.com

Adam Tschupp

Adam Tschupp
birth: 11 May 1863, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana to Samuel S Tschupp, Jr.(1857 – 1932) and Lydia Emma Wise (1865 – 1961)
death: 3 Apr 1935, Warren Township, Midland County, Michigan
burial: Dale Cemetery, Beaverton, Gladwin County, Michigan

marriage: 7 Oct 1888, Elkhart County, Indiana
Lovina Ellen Martin
birth: 1867 to Moses Hosea Martin (1845 – 1928) and Delilah Miller (1841 – 1900)
death: 1928
burial: Dale Cemetery, Beaverton, Gladwin County, Michigan

Children of Adam Tschupp and Lovina Ellen Martin:

  • Walter Alvin Tschupp 1890 – 1950
  • Maurice Edgar Tschupp 1892 – 1975
  • Hattie Irene Tschupp
  • Wayne Tschupp 1893 – 1949
  • Lila Viola Tschupp 1895 – 1899
  • Sadie Ellen Tschupp Rellinger 1896 – 1990
  • Gaylon Tschupp 1898 – 1899
  • Dora Edith Tschupp Ray1901 – 1993
  • Bessie May Tschupp Wayne 1903 – 1988
  • Ida Belle Tschupp Smith1906 – 1968

Adam lived in Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana; Swan, Noble County, Indiana; Harrison, Elkhart County, Indiana; Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana; Union, Elkhart County, Indiana; Washinton, Elkhart County, Indiana; Bristol, Elkhart County, Indiana; Warren, Midland County, Michigan; Findlay, Ohio; and Beaverton, Gladwin County, Michigan.

Submitted by:
John Tschupp

Samuel Tschupp

Samuel Tschupp
birth: 1822, Stark County, Ohio to Jacon Tschupp (1757-1833) and Hannah Miller (1787 – 1866)
death: 13 Jun 1891, Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana
burial: Harrison Chapel Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana

marriage: 1846, Stark County, Ohio
Catharine Gause
birth: 08 Nov 1826, Horrheim, Württemberg, Germany to John G Gause (1790 – 1836) and Anna Margaret Beard (1779 – 1867)
death: 20 Jan 1899, Elkhart, Indiana

Children of Samuel Tschupp and Catharine Gause:

  • John Tschupp
  • Rinehart Tschupp
  • William Tschupp
  • Hannah Tschupp Harrold
  • Henry Tschupp
  • Samuel Tschupp, Jr.
  • Catherine Tschupp
  • Cripe Tschupp
  • Lydia Tschupp Wise
  • Mary Tschupp Hartman
  • Sarah Tschupp Weaver

Samuel lived in Stark County, Ohio; Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana; and Allen County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
John Tschupp