Tag Archives: Phelps

William Shettler

William Shettler
b. 30 June 1846, Ohio, to William F. and Hannah (Knight) Shettler
d. 16 June 1923, Ontario, San Bernardino County, California

m. 15 April 1877, Wilson County, Kansas
Martha Hannaman
b. 1858, Illinois
d. 1935 Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas

Children with Martha Hannaman:
• Lola Mae “Lulu” (1877-1956) married William Phelps
• Irene Nona (1880-1957) married (1) [–?–] Horsley, (2) [–?–] Douglas
• Roy (b. 1883)
• Walter (1888-aft. 1951)

William came from Ohio in 1848 and lived in Pleasant Township, Grant County, Indiana, and Washington, Jasper County, Indiana. He homesteaded 160 acres in Duck Creek Township, Wilson County, Kansas, before 1880.

In 1906, William was unmarried and living in San Bernardino County, California. He made wagons, carriages, and was a rancher. William changed the spelling of his surname by dropping one “T” during his lifetime.

Submitted by:
Hilda Hemmingson Meryhew
Auburn WA

Abram Lincoln Burkman

b. August 1854, Decatur County, Indiana, to Daniel and Sabrina (Davis) Burkman
d. 3 January 1939, McKinzie, Carroll County, Tennessee

m. 14 September 1890, Decatur County, Indiana
Mary Kathren Evans
b. June 1868, Illinois, to Joseph and Mary J. (Lawson) Evans
d. 30 April 1930, McKenzie, Carroll County, Tennessee

Children with Mary Kathren Evans:

  • Herbert Cecil (1891-1970) married (1) Lallie McNeil, (2) Maude McCoy Martin
  • Harry (1892-1976)
  • Eldo James (1893-1959)
  • William Earl (1894-1928) married Johnie Blanche Phelps
  • Mable Claire (1896-1975) married Lucian L. Carroll
  • Nettie (1899-1899)
  • Bethel Elizabeth (1903-1981)

Submitted by:
Lori S. Ammerman
Scipio IN

John C. Ardery

b. 27 December 1822, Decatur County, Indiana, to James Ardery (1793-1853)
d. 30 June 1901, Odin, Marion County, Illinois

m/1. 26 December 1844, Decatur County, Indiana
Sarah Jane Donnell
b. 30 April 1823, to James and Elizabeth (Fisher)
d. 13 July 1864

m/2. 28 November 1867
Eliza Bennett
b. 26 May 1842, Warren County, New York
d. 26 September 1920, Salem, Marion County, Illinois

Children with Sarah Jane Donnell:

  • William L. (1846-1907) married Ann Phelps
  • Elizabeth Jane (1848-1916) married Gilbert B. Martin
  • Emma

Children with Eliza Bennett:

  • Junella (1874-1956) married Samuel Elisha Davidson (1863-1928)

The family lived in Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana, before emigrating after 1864

Submitted by:
Marion G. Harcourt
Indianapolis IN

Horace Russell Henkle

Horace Russell Henkle
b. 1 November 1870, Jasper County, Indiana, to Lemual Wesley and Lucinda (Russell) Henkle
d. 11 October 1949, Paonia, Delta County, Colorado

m. 5 September 1895, Noblesville, Hamilton County, Indiana
Effa Hope Phelps
b. 20 October 1875, Westfield, Hamilton County, Indiana
d. 15 March 1952, Paonia, Delta County, Colorado

Children with Effa Hope Phelps:

  • Herman Henry (1900–1987)
  • Lydia (1902–1982)
  • Margaret (1904–1983)
  • Esther (1911–1987)
  • Charles Van (b. 1914)

Horace Henkle taught school in Jasper County, Indiana, for a time but chose to escape the fate of most tuberculosis sufferers by “going west” to work and live in the sunny, dry climate of Colorado. He emigrated from Indiana in 1895 to Colorado Springs, Colorado. After teaching there for a few years, he became a life-long farmer and fruit grower, pioneering a new planting of fruit trees in Mesa County, Colorado.

Copies of a pictorial family history, Ancestors and Descendants of Horace Russell and Effa Hope Phelps Henkle, have been donated to the Allen County Public Library, the historical library of Hamilton County, Indiana, and other genealogical libraries by four of their children.

Submitted by:
Charles Van Henkle
Lincoln NE