Tag Archives: Norton

Pauline Hamlin

Pauline Hamlin
b. 19 April 1834, Wrights Corner, Dearborn County, Indiana
d. 22 May 1921, Lyndon, Osage County, Kansas

m/1. 21 November 1855, Dearborn County, Indiana
Edward Freeman

m/2. 31 October 1867
Oscar Fairbanks

Children with Edward Freeman:
• Edda married [—?—] Norton
• Ina married [—?—] Sisson

Submitted by:
Dr. Eric C. Stumpf
Burr Ridge IL

Elizabeth Donaldson

Elizabeth Donaldson
b. 7 April 1843, Lexington, LaGrange County, Indiana, to George and Nancy Emily (Norton) Donaldson
d. 13 April 1919, Crawford County, Illinois

m. 3 November 1861, Crawford County, Illinois
Thomas Middleton Shaw
b. 29 October 1836, Crawford County, Illinois, to Joseph M. and Narcissa (Middleton) Shaw
d. 30 December 1880, Crawford County, Illinois

Children with Thomas Middleton Shaw:
• Lydia Ann (1863-1914) married (1) Henry A. Folck, (2) Joseph Wolfe
• Laura (1864-1917) married Josephus Folck
• Nota (1865-1946) married Douglas Kincaid
• Andrew Jackson (1866-1948) married Annie Bartmess
• Narcissa J. (1867-1901) married Robert E. Edgington
• Mary (b. 1868)
• Ella E. (1870-1948) married (1) William Wilber, (2) John Hawkins
• Sarah B. (1873-1948) married Samuel Vance Kincaid
• Emma (1874-1906) married Albert Little
• Cora (b. 1877) married Charles A. Lambdin
• Thomas Middleton, Jr. (1880-1964) married Alma Edgington

Elizabeth left LaGrange County, Indiana, about 1853 for Crawford County, Illinois, where she married and lived for the remainder of her life.

Submitted by:
Sharon Howell
Greenwood IN
E-mail: sshowell@indy.net

George Wolfgang Kiefner

George Wolfgang Kiefner
b. 25 March 1839, Schnabelwaid, Oberfranken, Bavaria, Germany to Andreas and Margaretha Ann (Graff/Grafin) Kuffner/Kiefner
d. 20 June 1892, Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas

m. 23 January 1866, New Boston, Spencer County, Indiana
Louise Katharine Racine
b. 24 November 1843, Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana
d. 13 September 1932, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri

Children with George Wolfgang Kiefner:

  • John William Bell (1861-1940), an adopted son, married Josephine Elizabeth Persinger
  • Anna Margaretha Barbara (1868-1952) married John Schneider
  • Margurethe Louise (1872-1953) married James Barber
  • Anna Katherine (1874-1969) married (1) Benjamin Franklin Juvenal, (2) Tona Aquilla Nance
  • Johann Stephen (1877-1948) married Delia Viola Hogue
  • Amelia Kunigunde (1879-1974) married Daniel Bernard Norton
  • Friedrich Wilhelm (1881-1885)
  • Theresa Henrietta (1884-1970) married Theodore Ralph Willstaedt

George emigrated from Bavaria in 1839 to Spencer County, Indiana. He fought for the Union in the Civil War and was wounded in Red River Exposition. His children were all baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Boston, Spencer County, Indiana. He and many of his children later moved to Atchison, Kansas and George died there in 1892.

Submitted by:
R. Bruce Willstaedt
Townsville NC
E-mail: bwillstaed@nc.rr.com

Nancy Emily Norton

Nancy Emily Norton
b. 4 March 1811, Ohio, to Thoda and Lucinda (Sample) Norton
d. 17 October 1902, Crawford County, Illinois

m. 23 September 1827, Clark County, Ohio
George Donaldson
b. about 1802, Virginia

Children with George Donaldson:

  • Emeline (b. 1830)
  • Thomas (b. 1835)
  • Margaret (b. 1841) married Solomon Luke
  • Elizabeth (1843-1919) married Thomas Shaw
  • Charles (b. 1846)
  • Asa (b. 1848)

The family came to Lexington,, Lagrange County, Indiana, before 1832. During the Black Hawk War in 1832, there was a fake Indian attack on Lexington. The families in the neighborhood gathered at the blacksmith shop of George Donaldson. Women and children were put into the shop while the men felled trees and cut logs to hastily build a fort. This was afterwards known as Fort Donaldson. The Norton family traveled by covered wagon to Montgomery Township, Crawford County, Illinois, in 1853. There were eight children altogether in the family.

Submitted by:
Sharon Howell
Greenwood IN
E-mail: sshowell@indy.net