Tag Archives: Shelton

Elmer William Koester

Elmer William Koester
b. 5 April 1926, Huntersville, Franklin County, Indiana, to Robert Herman and Caroline Charlotte (Thielking) Koester
d. 1 April 1985, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida

m/1. 19 August 1947, Philippines
Teadora “Dorey” Ferol
b. 11 September 1920, Barcelona, Philippines
d. 2 August 2005, Batesville, Ripley County, Indiana

m/2. 7 August 1965
Patricia Ruth Frazier Kash
b. 17 February 1937
d. 1968

Children with Teadora “Dorey” Ferol:

  • Neria (b. 1947) married Curtis Lee Shelton
  • Susan Lee (b. 1948)
  • Zane Daniel (b. 1949) married Pamela Ann Kash
  • Steele Xavier (b. 1950) married Paula Mollaun

Elmer was a truck driver. He was wounded twice while serving in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II, and that is where he met and married Dorey. They were later divorced. He is buried in the Huntersville Cemetery, Huntersville, Franklin, Indiana, and she is buried in the St. Louis Catholic Cemetery

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN
E-mail: ihdkrieger @yahoo.com

Orrin Lemuel Chapman

b. 6 April 1841, Door Prairie, LaPorte County, Indiana, to Reuben Gates and Matilda (Bryant) Chapman
d. 21 October 1919, Liberty Township, Woodson County, Kansas

m/1. 4 June 1862
Josephine Anderson
b. 1839, Pennsylvania
d. 15 August 1893, Lake County, Indiana

m/2. 25 December 1862, Lake County, Indiana
Almeda Augusta Chapman
b. 19 July 1841, Lorain County, Ohio, to Orvis A. and Electra Minerva (Buck) Chapman
d. 22 February 1915, Athol, Smith County, Kansas

m/3. 14 November 1869, Greenwood County, Kansas
Sarah M. Casner
b. 15 February 1851, Richland Township,
Washington County, Arkansas
d. 25 March 1886, Bethany, Harrison County, Missouri

m/4. 15 June 1876, Bloomfield, Davis County, Iowa
Mary Jane Shelton
b. 10 January 1856, Davis County, Iowa, to John and Nancy Ann Hawkins (Bagby) Shelton
d. 17 January 1918, Iola, Allen County, Kansas

Children with Almeda Augusta Chapman:

  • Omer
  • Azel Vanrensler (1866-1932) married Mrs. Matilda Ann Styles
  • Charlotte Cecilia “Lottie” (1868-1966) married Andrew Jackson Highland

Children with Sarah M. Casner:

  • Reuben (1872-1872)
  • Minnie Josephine (1873-1934) married Carl Frederick Sorensen
  • Thomas Jefferson (1876-1967) married Sara Emma Chance

Children with Mary Jane Shelton:

  • William Josiah (1877-1943) married Mabelle Wilkerson
  • LeTracey Ettie (1878-1880)
  • Jeannettie Matilda (1880-1965) married Isaac Terrell
  • John Orin (1882-1964) married Stella May Butler
  • Perry Jesse (1887-1969) married Magdalen Catherine “Betty” Bright

Orrin lived in Door Prairie, LaPorte County, and West Creek, Lake County, before leaving Indiana between 1864 and 1866.

Submitted by:
Kathryn Cox
Liberty Hill TX