Tag Archives: Rodgers

Thomas William Appleberry Sitzler

Thomas William Appleberry Sitzler/Sistler
b. 5 February 1824, Harrison County, Indiana, to John and Mary Ann (Appleberry/Moyers?) Sitzler/Sistler
d. 1 March 1918, Pope County, Illinois

m. about 1845, Monroe County, Tennessee
Ruth Moab Holloway
b. about April 1824, Monroe County, Tennessee, to Minter and Margaret (Pate) Holloway
d. 29 December 1862, Pope County, Illinois

Children with Ruth Moab Holloway:
• John Minter (1846-bef. 1850)
• John Frederick (1847-1917) married (1) Buena Vista Reubel, (2) Mary M. Williams
• Margery “Martha” (1850-1924) married William Jefferson Rodgers
• Jacob E. (1850-1910) married Mary L. Paisley
• Thomas William Appleberry, II (1853-1932) married Mary Elizabeth Rexer
• Matthew Pate (1855-1935) married (1) Loretta Farmer, (2) CanZada “Sadie” Maxwell
• George Allen (1857-1944) married Ida [–?–]
• James McClelland (1862-1932) married Mary Melissa Brush

The first four children were born in Tennessee and the later ones in Illinois.

Submitted by:
Carol Sue Robinson
Klamath CA
E-mail: c.s.robinson@gmail.com

Aura Harold Tinkle

Aura Harold Tinkle
b. 17 April 1892, Southport, Marion County, Indiana, to Warren and Martha “Mattie” (Rodgers) Tinkle
d. 19 June 1969, Falls Church, Virginia

m. 4 April 1912, Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana
Frances Louise “Fanny” Sheek
b. 22 November 1892, Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana
d. 28 June 1989, Alexandria, Virginia

Children with Frances Louise Sheek:
• Howard Addison (1913-1945)
• Warren Louis (1915-1956)
• Marjory Nelle (b. 1922)
• Marvin Conrad (1926-1993)

Harold was a farmer until his later years when he got into real estate. He left Johnson County, Indiana, in 1920 and spent from about 1930 through 1934 in California.

Submitted by:
Gretchen Tinkle
Los Alamos NM
E-mail: gtink@concentric.com

Isaac Cherry Sutton

Isaac Cherry Sutton
b. 8 November 1843, Deerfield, Randolph County, Indiana, to Samuel Ward and Nancy (Mann) Sutton
d. 15 October 1915, Hood River, Hood River County, Oregon

m. 23 March 1863, Deerfield, Randolph County, Indiana
Lavina Whipple
b. 20 Sept 1844, Deerfield, Randolph County, Indiana
d. 6 November 1908

Children with Lavina Whipple:
• Alice Mary (1864-1865)
• Frank A. (1866-1939) married Alice La Fontain
• Harry Warren (1869-1937) married Minerva Jane Sutton
• Dasie E. (1877-1929) married Will Rodgers
• Jason Oak (b. 1879) married Della Barnhart

Issac spent his boyhood and teenage years in Indiana, specifically in Deerfield and Union City. He moved from Indiana to Minnesota about 1879. The 1880 census lists him, his wife Lavina, and son Frank as living in Hartford Township, Todd County, Minnesota. Issac was a Civil War veteran. He served in the 8th Indiana Infantry, Company G from 1861 until he received a disability discharge in 1862.

Submitted by:
Terry Talmadge Sutton
E-mail: suttontt@aol.com

Neil Gilman Duncan

Neil Gilman Duncan
b. 10 October 1853, Fortville, Hancock County, Indiana, to Hiram Wright and Martha Jane (Reddick) Duncan
d. 3 January 1919, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

m. 14 March 1880, Madison, Yolo County, California
Mabel Ann Stephens
b. 6 December 1860, Coal Bank, Cooper County, Missouri, to James Madison and Mary Jane (Rodgers) Stephens
d. 26 May 1942, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

Children with Mabel Ann Stephens:
• Laura May (1881-1962) married Charles Clarence Hansen
• Charles Ross (1882-1961)
• Robert Neil (1895-1920) married Viola Minnie Hanger

Neil was a miller in northern California. Upon moving to Los Angeles, he was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad. One source refers to Neil’s wife as Elizabeth Ann Maybelle.

Submitted by:
Donald L. West, Sr.
Price UT
E-mail: dlwest@emerytelcom.net

Louis David Ludwig, Sr.

Louis David Ludwig, Sr.
b. 19 November 1922, Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana to Walter Henry and Lolita Esther Adeline (Koenig) Ludwig
d. 20 January 1984, Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas

m. 12 May 1946, Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana
Ruth Adah Lanphear
b. 1 October 1924, Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida, to Clyde Lee and Helen Maude (Yerrick) Lanphear

Children with Ruth Adah Lanphear:

  • Linda Louise (b. 1948) married Robert Charles Irish
  • Jacqueline Ann (b. 1949) married Claude Charles Rodgers
  • Louis David, Jr. (b. 1952) married Elizabeth Miles
  • LuAnn (1953-1953)

Louis Ludwig (l833-1904) came from Dachwig, Saxon, Preussen. He met Katarina Elizabetha Dibel (1847-1919) from Hesse-Darmsdt, Germany, in Mishawaka, Indiana. They were married 28 October in South Bend, Indiana. Their farm was on the St. Joseph River in Penn Township, St. Joseph County. They had six children and their youngest son, Walter Henry, raised his son, Louis David, Sr., and two daughters, on the farm as well.

Louis married Ruth Lanphear in 1946 and they raised a family of three children. Louis worked as a Mishawaka Firefighter from 1948 through 1969. His father was a plumber and Louis also worked for him. Louis designed the “House of Hazzards” that was used in Mishawaka classrooms to teach children about fire safety in the home, and during World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy.

After retiring from the Mishawaka Fire Department in 1969, he moved with his wife and youngest child to Everman, Texas. He died in Texas in 1984 but is buried in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens In Osceola, St. Joseph County, Indiana.

Submitted by:
Linda Ludwig Irish
South Bend IN
E-mail: linlirish@sbcglobal.net

William S. Oliphant

William S. Oliphant
b. 30 May 1813, Dunfermaline, Fife County, Scotland, to Lord Oliphant
d. 20 April 1890, Austin, Travis County, Texas

m. 1840
Jane Elizabeth Van Zile
b. 1821, Indiana, to Peter and Ruth (Rodgers) Van Zile
d. 8 February 1867, Austin, Travis County, Texas

Children with Jane Elizabeth Van Zile:

William came from Scotland in 1835. The family lived in Jefferson and Dearborn counties of Indiana, before they left the state in 1852. William was the first jeweler and watchmaker in Austin, Texas.

Submitted by:
Connie Wallace Perdue
Austin TX
E-mail: clperdue@swbell.net

Nathan Frank Knipe

Nathan Frank Knipe
b. 15 September 1804, Wythe County, Virginia, to Lanselot and Elizabeth (Jackson) Knipe
d. 14 May 1848, Carroll, Vermilion County, Illinois

m. 20 November 1825, Wythe County, Virginia
Mary Jane Rodgers
b. 18 October 1806, Wythe County, Virginia
d. 1851, Carroll, Vermilion County, Illinois

Children with Mary Jane Rodgers:

  • John Frank (1826–1909) married Mary Ann Smith
  • Elizabeth Jane (1829–1872) married John Mosier
  • Sarah (1831–1908) married James Merchant Keeble
  • William A. (b. 1832)
  • Mary (b. 1834) married John Arnold
  • Nathan J. (1836–1849)
  • Lanty (1838–1877) married Emma Ernest
  • Alexander (1841–1878) married Martha O. Rogers
  • Nancy Catherine (1844–1848)
  • Joshua (1847–1911) married Ameila Mirah Keeble

Nathan emigrated from Palmyra, Knox County, Indiana, to Carroll, Vermilion County, Illinois,
about 1835.

Submitted by:
Johanna Nigra
Georgetown IL

John Frank Knipe

John Frank Knipe
b. 15 October 1826, Wythe County, Virginia, to Nathan and Mary Jane (Rodgers) Knipe
d. 20 April 1909, Carroll, Vermilion County, Illinois

m. 9 December 1853, Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana
Mary Ann Smith
b. 14 February 1836, Knox County, Indiana, to Charles and Susanna (Mize) Smith

Children with Mary Ann Smith:

  • Frank Elliot
  • William A.
  • Annabelle
  • Kate M.
  • Capilola “Capa”
  • Charles
  • Mabel

John immigrated to Indiana in 1828 from Wythe County, Virginia. He resided in Knox County, Indiana. He emigrated between 1829 and 1835 to Vermilion County, Illinois.

Submitted by:
Johanna Nigra
Georgetown IL

Anderson Freeman

Anderson Freeman
b. 23 April 1847, Greene County, Indiana, to Anderson and Mahalia Freeman
d. 12 March 1932, Clay County, Illinois

m/1. about 1870
Sarah B. Willis

m/2. 27 January 1876
Mary Martin
d. 13 September 1928, Clay County, Illinois

Anderson moved with his sister Nancy Jane from Indiana to Clay County, Illinois, when he was about sixteen years old.

Children with Sarah B. Willis:

  • Willis T.
  • Nancy Jane married [–?–] Hoke

Children with Mary Martin:

  • D. W.
  • William A.
  • Jesse T.
  • Julia A. married [–?–] Rodgers
  • John F.
  • Lottie B. married [–?–] Cantrell
  • Mary J.

Submitted by:
Dawne Slater-Putt from Clay County, Illinois, Roots, fall 1993, p. 70