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Irena Jane Odle

Irena Jane Odle
b. 5 March 1859, Newton County, Indiana, to John Wesley and Sarah Ann (Honn) Odle
d. 1 March 1889, Marion County, Kansas

m. 24 December 1878, Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas
Robert Henry Kerns
b. 27 March 1858, Blandinsville, Illinois
d. 16 June 1931, Marion County, Kansas

Children with Robert Henry Kerns:
• Rosa Belle (1879-1955) married George Robert Keazer
• Bert A. (1881-1973) married Etta Waner
• John (1882-1972) married Elizabeth [–?–]
• Cora Mabel (1886-1958) married Joseph M. Holloway

It is not known when Irena left Indiana, but her daughter, Cora Mabel, was born in Marion County, Kansas, in September 1886.

Submitted by:
Betty Odle Ramsey
Batesville AR
E-mail: homes@ipa.net

John Wesley Odle

John Wesley Odle
b. 19 August 1836, Randolph County, Indiana, to Caleb Owen and Irena (Franklin) Odle
d. 4 May 1921, Florence, Marion County, Kansas

m/1. 29 November 1855, Newton County, Indiana
Sarah Ann Honn
b. 9 April 1836, Washington County, Indiana, to Johan and Jane (Putoff) Honn
d. 29 October 1911, Florence, Marion County, Kansas

m/2. January 1917, Kansas
Jennie [–?–]

Children with Sarah Ann Honn:
• Daniel Elisha (1856-1933) married Janette Mary Ann Mandeville
• Irena Jane (1859-1889) married Robert Henry Kerns
• John Wesley (1864-1939) married (1) Margaret Isabel Burns, (2) Emma Davis
• David Eli (1868-1950) married Cora Mae Folsom
• Mary Etta (1870-1961) married Joseph Warren Barr
• William Patrick (1873-1965) married Minnie Bell Folsom
• James Berton (1876-1959) married Hattie Emily Spitler
• Newton Edmond (1880-1948) married Maud M. Blurton

The family left from Kentland, Newton County, Indiana, after James was born in May 1876. Newton was born in Iroquois County, Illinois. They arrived in Florence, Kansas, in 1884. John was in Company A of the 128th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, serving from November 1863 to January 1866. He was with Sherman on the march to the sea and also fought at Gettysburg.

John’s second wife, Jennie, later married Frank Hoffman.

Submitted by:
Betty Odle Ramsey
Batesville AR
E-mail: homes@ipa.net

Clara Alice Dexter

Clara Alice Dexter
b. 2 February 1886, Morocco, Newton County, Indiana, to David Austin and Anne Marier (Howell) Dexter, Jr.
d. 28 March 1969, Pratt, Pratt County, Kansas

m. before 1903
Joseph Marion Swiger
b. 15 November 1877, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, to John and Sarah (Harvey) Swiger

Children with Joseph Marion Swiger:
• Barbara Ellen (1903-1984) married (1) Russell Chester Miller, (2) Newton Vincent Smith, (3) James Bodkins
• Margarete May (1904-1979) married Edward Joseph Hartke
• Lawrence Elmer (1907-1977) married Gertrude Peo
• Daisy Lorena (b. 1907) married Harold Edward Millard
• Jennie Blanch (1909-1998) married (1) Chester Bert Zimmerman, (2) Leo Stanley Owxzarski
• Sarah Evelena (1911-1994) married (1) Harry Novak, (2) Jesse Frank Odle
• Joseph Willferd (1914-1966) married (1) Irma May Walker, (2) Betty Lou Gunn
• Beatrice Louella (b. 1916) married Orran Zerber
• Benjamin Willard (1919-1961) married Marjorie Harris
• Florence Elizabeth (b. 1924) married Garl Figgins
• Mary Louise (b. 1931) married (1) Russell W. Vernard, (2) Denzil Patrick

The family lived in Tippecanoe, Lake, LaPorte, and Newton counties in Indiana. Clara left Michigan City after 1944. At the time of her death, she lived next door to her daughter Barbara. Joseph’s whereabouts after 1927 are unknown. Clara was granted a legal separation from Joseph on 3 April 1926 in LaPorte County. The divorce was granted 18 January 1927 in the same county. She was called Alice, her middle name, until after the divorce, when she began using Clara.

Submitted by:
Betty Odle Ramsey
Batesville AR
E-mail: homes@ipa.net