Tag Archives: Tesch

Bessie Lona Shireman

Bessie Lona Shireman
b. 6 October 1897, Mauckport, Harrison County, Indiana, to Henry Hardin and Addie (Huffman) Shireman
d. 18 February 1973, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota

m. 23 May 1922, Owatonna, Minnesota
Landon Clifford Minor
b. 28 May 1889, Cherokee, Cherokee County, Iowa
d. 15 August 1975, Bozeman, Montana

Children with Landon Clifford Minor:
• Donna Faye married [–?–] Tesch

Bessie left Indiana in 1920.

Submitted by:
Donna Faye Minor Tesch
Bloomington MN
E-mail: dtesch@mn.rr.com

Philo H Allyn

Philo H Allyn
b. 7 March 1824, Posey County, Indiana, to Abijah and Catharine (Hooper) Allyn
d. 5 November 1888, Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska

m. 25 January 1849, Posey County, Indiana
Sarah Welborn
b. 10 May 1827, North Carolina, to Moses and Deborah (Chipman) Welborn
d. 19 November 1902, Callaway, Custer County, Nebraska

Children with Sarah Welborn:

  • Virgil (1849-1928) married (1) Mary Jane Wilson, (2) Arvilla Kern
  • Mary (b. 1851) married (1) George Manning, (2) Henry Newcomer
  • Joseph W. (1854-1880)
  • William C. (1859-1900) married Hattie Allen
  • Julia (1862-1961) married James W. Thompson
  • Charles Howard (1863-1943) married Minerva Tesch
  • Nora E. (1866-1867)

Philo’s parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles came to Posey County, Indiana, from Cayuga County, New York, about 1820. In 1857, Philo purchased land in Andrew County, Missouri. He moved to Chicago, Illinois, in 1877. By the summer of 1880, he had moved again, this time to St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri. His final move was to Dawson County, Nebraska, in 1885, and he died there in 1888.

Philo was engaged in agriculture and livestock. His son, Joseph, allegedly committed suicide on 27 January 1880, in Buchanan County, Missouri. There was initially some suspicion that it might have been a homicide rather than a suicide.

Submitted by:
Emily Moore
Indianapolis IN
E-mail: eallynm@aol.com