Tag Archives: Olson

Seth Lewelling

Seth Lewelling
b. 6 March 1820, Randolph County, North Carolina, to Meshach and Jane (Brookshire) Lewelling
d. 20 February 1896, Milwaukie, Clackamus County, Oregon

m/1.
Clarissa Hosier
b. 26 March 1826, New Castle, Henry County, Indiana

m/2. 1884, Salem, Oregon
Sophronia Vaughn Olson

Children with Clarissa Hosier:
• Elva married W. J. Bradbury
• Alice (b. ca. 1850-1862)
• Adelaide/Adeline married James Dale Smith
• William Anton (1854-1879) Mary Harlan

Children with Sophronia Vaughn Olson:
• Don Vaughn (b. 1888)

Seth was a Quaker and in the nursery business. He lived in North Carolina, Indiana, and Iowa before ending up in Oregon.

Submitted by:
Jacqueline Frank Strickland
Rockwall TX

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Ferne Etta Sutton

Ferne Etta Sutton
b. 27 October 1890, Perry Township, Indiana, to John Ethelbert and Kitty Wells (Paddock) Sutton
d. 12 June 1971, Gibson City, Ford County, Illinois

m. 23 September 1912, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana
Peter Olson
b. 25 May 1886, Illinois, to Andrew and Katrina Maria (Thompson) Olson
d. 20 November 1953, rural Lyman Township, Ford County, Illinois

Children with Peter Olson:
• Vernon Arvid (1914-1991) married Pearl Ione Giroux
• LaVaun (1919-1993) married Joseph Demers
• Estol (b. 1921) married Mabel Henrichs
• Delores (b. 1929) married Richard Morrison

Ferne’s great-grandparents came to Indiana between 1802 and 1824. Ferne’s father, John Ethelbert, moved Ferne and the rest of the family to Lyman Township, Ford County, Illinois, and they were listed there in the 1910 census. When her family returned to Indiana, Ferne remained behind.

Ferne married a third generation American and they lived their lives in Iroquois County, Illinois, as farmers. She was extremely active in the Thawville Congregational Church. Her granddaughter got her love of walking cemeteries from Ferne, who traced her family history to the Mayflower.

Submitted by:
Betty Jean Olson Heideman
Gibson City IL
E-mail: angelbetty@prairienet.org

Jennie Mae Comer

Jennie Mae Comer
b. 1 December 1891, Rensselaer, Jasper County, Indiana, to William Cyrus and Sarah Jane
(Gleason) Comer
d. 2 June 1986, West Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois

m. 1 October 1920, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Orval Hamilton Crisler
b. 10 October 1893, Mount Ayr, Newton County, Indiana, to William Addison and Clara Delilah (Hopkins) Crisler
d. 17 January 1986, West Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois

Children with Orval Hamilton Crisler:

  • William Orval (1922-2005) married Dorothy Helen Olson
  • Virginia Mae (b. 1923) married Leslie Alexander Simpson
  • John Edward (1924-1994) married June Freida Wilson
  • George Hamilton (1925-2000) married (1) Gloria Grover Murray, (2) Barbara Dee Bell
  • Emily Jeannette (b. 1927) married Lyle William Seefeldt

Jennie’s father, William Cyrus Comer, was also born in Indiana. Her mother, Sarah Jane “Jennie” Gleason was born in Michigan, but lived in Indiana as a young woman.

Jennie’s mother died following childbirth, and Jennie was sent to her maternal grandparents in Ottawa County, Michigan, to be raised there. She returned to Rensselaer, Jasper County, Indiana, at age nine in 1900 to live with her aunts, Mary and Lizzie Comer, at their boarding house on South Cullen Street. She stayed there until adulthood.

Jennie left Indiana in 1912 to attend nursing school in Chicago but returned again to Rensselaer to work as a registered nurse at Jasper County Hospital following her graduation. There she became re-acquainted with her husband-to-be and former classmate, Orval Hamilton Crisler. They married in 1920 and quickly were parent of five children.

In 1927, the family moved to Waukegan, Illinois. Later they moved to Chicago, then to Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Following her husband’s retirement, they moved to Dunedin, Florida. At her death at age 94, Jennie’s body was returned to Rensselaer, and she is buried there next to her husband of 65 years in Weston Cemetery.

Submitted by:
Leslie S. Hall
Waynesboro, VA
E-mail: geniehall75@gmail.com

Orval Hamilton Crisler

Orval Hamilton Crisler
b. 10 October 1893, Mount Ayr, Newton County, Indiana, to William Addison and Clara Delilah (Hopkins) Crisler
d. 17 January 1986, West Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois

m. 1 October 1920, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Jennie Mae Comer
b. 1 December 1891, Rensselaer, Jasper County, Indiana, to William Cyrus and Sarah Jane (Gleason) Comer
d. 2 June 1986, West Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois

Children with Jennie Mae Comer:

  • William Orval (1922-2005) married Dorothy Helen Olson
  • Virginian Mae (b. 1923) married Leslie Alexander Simpson
  • John Edward (1924-1994) married June Freida Wilson
  • George Hamilton (1925-2000) married (1) Gloria Grover Murray, (2) Barbara Dee Bell
  • Emily Jeannette (b. 1927) married Lyle William Seefeldt

The Crisler family, headed by Orval’s grandfather, Hamilton Crisler, came to Indiana in 1846 and settled in the Haw Creek Township of Bartholomew County. They moved to Newton County, Indiana in 1861 when Hamilton purchased 240 acres of land in Jackson Township near the later town of Mount Ayr.

Orval moved with his parents to a farm northeast of the town of Rensselaer, Jasper County, Indiana, in 1910. Following his marriage in 1920, he and his wife and their five children, moved to Waukegan, Illinois, in 1927. Orval enrolled in the LaSalle Extension School in Chicago and completed his education, becoming an accountant. The latter part of his working career was as an accountant, comptroller, and secretary/treasurer for the Chicago-based Gulbransen Piano Company.

His wife Jennie was a registered nurse who worked at the Jasper County Hospital in Rensselaer as a surgical nurse and radiology technician prior to her marriage. Orval was a farmer, having taken over the family farm after the death of his father in 1911

After his retirement, Orval and Jennie moved to Dunedin, Florida. They returned to the Chicago area in the mid 1980’s and both died there in 1986. They were sent home to Indiana for burial in Weston Cemetery in Rensselaer, Indiana

Submitted by:
Leslie S. Hall
Waynesboro, VA
E-mail: geniehall75@gmail.com

Edmond Hamilton Carrington

Edmond Hamilton Carrington
b. 3 July 1841, Hendricks County, Indiana, to Milton and Elizabeth (Johnson) Carrington
d. 4 January 1910, Onarga, Iroquois County, Illinois

m. 25 August 1865, Ash Grove, Shelby County, Illinois
Sarah Elizabeth Keath
b. 4 November 1846, Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana to Joseph M. and Irena (Elrod) Keath
d. 25 April 1898, Woodland, Iroquois County, Illinois

Children with Sarah Elizabeth Keath:

  • James Thomas ((1866-1893)
  • Nora Bell (1868-1896) married Charles Alvin Fanning
  • Martha Abigail (1870-1899) married Oscar Riley Musser
  • Joseph Milton (1873-1956) married (1) Anna Payton, (2) Donna Maude McClain
  • William Edmond “Frank” (1877-1944) married Mary E. (Anna?) Leef
  • Sarah Irene “Rena” (1881-1982) married William Bennet Morgan
  • Stella Elrod (1884-1948)
  • Weaver Ernest (1892-1977) married Signe Marie Olson

Edmond’s parents were married in Kentucky where they both originated. In 1850 and 1860, they were living in Putnam County, Indiana but in 1841, they lived in Hendricks County, Indiana.

Edmond was a farmer most of his life. After his wife died, he moved to Onarga, Illinois, and became a janitor at the Grand Prairie Seminary there. His wife was a native of Indiana but died in Woodland, Illinois in 1898. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War. He joined Company B, 43th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers in Bainbridge.

Submitted by:
Ann Carrington
Fort Lupton CO
E-mail: ann.carrington@mindspring.com

Sarah Elizabeth Keath

Sarah Elizabeth Keath
b. 4 November 1846, near Lebanon, Boone County, Indiana, to Joseph M. and Irena (Elrod) Keath
d. 25 April 1898, Onarga, Iroquois County, Illinois

m. 25 August 1865, Ash Grove, Shelby County, Illinois
Edmond Hamilton Carrington
b. 3 July 1841, Hendricks County, Indiana, to Milton and Elizabeth (Johnson) Carrington
d. 4 January 1910, Onarga, Iroquois County, Illinois

Children with Edmond Hamilton Carrington:

  • James Thomas (1866-1893)
  • Nora Bell (1868-1896) married Charles Alvin Fanning
  • Martha Abigail (1870-1899) married Oscar Riley Musser
  • Joseph Milton (1873-1956) married (1) Anna Payton, (2) Donna Maude McClain
  • William Edmond “Frank” (1877-1944) married Mary E./Anna Leef
  • Sarah Irene “Rena” (1881-1982) married William Bennet Morgan
  • Stella Elrod (1884-1948)
  • Weaver Ernest (1892-1977) married Signe Marie Olson

Sarah’s father, a Methodist minister, was born in Kentucky. His second wife, Sarah’s mother, was born in North Carolina. He later married for a third time and moved to Illinois. While Sarah is thought to have met her husband in Indiana, they were married in Illinois after he returned from the Civil War.

Submitted by:
Ann Carrington
Fort Lupton CO
E-mail: ann.carrington@mindspring.com

David W Fertig

David W Fertig
b. 28 January 1854, Taylor Township, Henderson County, Kentucky, to John and Mary Elizabeth (Swatz) Fertig
d. 26 September 1913, Red River, Kittson County, Minnesota

m.
Emma Olson
b. April 1861, Sweden

Children with Emma Olson:

  • Ingery (1885–1885)
  • Mary (b. 1886) married [–?–] Horne
  • Dora (b. 1888)
  • Jacob (b. 1890)
  • Walter W. (b. 1892)
  • Charles A. (b. 1894)
  • John L. (b. 1897)
  • Annie L. (b. 1899)
  • Mable (b. 1901) married Mack Smilanich
  • Ada (b. bef. 1906)
  • Ellis R. (b. 1906)

Submitted by:
William Harold Hedden
Arvada CO