Tag Archives: Richmond

John Henry Hasselman

John Henry Hasselman
b. 12 February 1878, Ripley County, Indiana, to John Henry and Margaret Jane (Schorung) Hasselman
d. 6 December 1958, Junction City, Kansas

m. 12 March 1908, Kansas
Minnie Amelia Gfeller
b. 2 November 1888, Upland, Kansas, to John Gottfried and Mina Emile (Buche) Gfeller
d. 1 July 1931, Dickenson County, Kansas

Children with Minnie Amelia Gfeller:
• Estella Marie (1909-1999) married Theodore H. Coop
• Marlene Margaret (b. 1912) married (1) Gordon McCoy, (2) Charles Van De Mark
• Ivan John (1915-1994) married Doris Aida Kiner
• Nettie May (b. 1917) married Lester Leroy Elsasser
• Ruth Nadine (1922-1993) married (1) Allon Huggins, (2) Richard Brandel, (3) Roland B. Richmond

John left Indiana about 1917 for Alida, Kansas. He was a farmer.

Submitted by:
Duane Schmidt
Lincoln NE
E-mail: schmidt_1@alltel.net

Benjamin F Potter

Benjamin F. Potter
b. 1 Mar 1787, Rhode Island to David Potter and Elizabeth Vaughn
d. 16 Mar 1859, Switzerland County, Indiana
bur. Bovard Cemetery, Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana

Benjamin Potter gravestone

Benjamin Potter gravestone

m/1. about 1810, Indiana
Annis Richmond
b. 31 Mar 1787, Rhode Island to William Richmond
d. 25 Sept 1848
bur. Bovard Cemetery, Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana

Annis Potter gravestone

Annis Potter gravestone

m/2. 16 May 1849, Decatur County, Indiana
Polly DeMarree
b. 1788

Children with Annis Richmond:

  • Benjamin Potter (bet. 1815 and 1820–before 1858), m. Jane Brierton
  • Silas R. Potter (1810–1876), m. Cynthia Littlefield
  • David Potter (1812–1842), m. Hannah Higbee
  • Elizabeth Potter (1814–1885), m. Carley H. Bascom
  • Lucinda Potter (abt 1824–before 1858), m. Jacob C. Smith
  • Rachel Potter (1827–1902), m. Robert Armstrong

Benjamin and Annis lived in Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana. Their first recorded presence in the state is in the 1820 U.S. census.

Submitted by:
Tina Lyons (genwishlist@gmail.com)
Fort Wayne, IN

Isaac H. Bell

b. 1787, Sewickley, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, to David D. and Mary Bell
d. 12 October 1865, Cedar Township, Monroe County, Iowa

m. 3 October 1814, Henry County, Kentucky
Elizabeth Keiser
b. 1797, Shelby County, Kentucky, to John and Catherine (Ferguson) Keiser
d. after February 1881, Monroe County, Iowa

Children with Elizabeth Keiser:

  • David (1815-1864) married Elizabeth Orchard
  • Catherine (1816-1888) married (1) John Hargin/ Hargan, (2) Henry Harter
  • William H. married Elizabeth Torrey
  • Sarah A. “Sally” (1824-1897) married Samuel Richmond
  • Mary (1827-1856) married Reuben Torrey/Toney
  • John (1828-1888) married (1) Nancy Jones, (2) Catherine Cooper
  • Absolem (1830-1896) married America Jones
  • Isaac Syrene (1832-1868)
  • Jacob Derrick “Jake” (1833-1925) married Mary Elizabeth Millard
  • Sarah Frances (1839-1916) married James Cooper

There were three more children born between William H. and Sarah A.

The family came to Indiana from Oldham County,Kentucky, in 1835. They lived in Brown, Johnson, and Morgan counties before emigrating in 1845. Isaac served in the Kentucky militia and in the War of 1812. Elizabeth was a weaver.

Submitted by:
Patricia Little Maddox
Alexandria VA