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Simeon Frank Hamman

Simeon Frank Hamman
birth: 23 March 1842, Stark, Ohio, USA to John Hamman and Margaret Frick Hamman
death: 03 September 1910, Lakeport, Lake, California, USA
burial: Hartley Cemetery, Lake, California, USA

marriage: 02 June 1866, De Kalb, Indiana, USA
Elizabeth Jane Wiley
birth: September 1848, Ohio, USA to James Wiley and Ellen Unknown Wiley
death: 27 February 1913, Lakeport, Lake, California, USA
burial: Hartley Cemetery, Lakeport, Lake, California, USA

Simeon Frank Hamman lived in:

  • Stark, OH
  • Franklin township, De Kalb County, IN
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Acton, Petaluma, San Bernadino, CA
  • Washington
  • Lakeport, Lake County, CA

Other Information:

While in Indiana Simeon’s occupation was as carpenter, farmer, and sawmill owner.
He served in the Indiana 88th Infantry, Co. A during the civil war 1862-1866.
He continued his work as a carpenter when they moved California. Simeon had a number of health reasons for moving. He also suffered from deafness.
While there he wrote many letters back to his brother, Daniel F Hamman, telling about Elizabeth’s and his life. When they lived north of Los Angeles in 1909 when the earthquake hit that city. It was felt fifty miles away in Lakeport.

Submitted by:
Lina M Zerkle
Email: linazerkle@mediacombb.net

John Branson Foster

John Branson Foster
b. 1 August 1842, Union Township, Clinton County, Ohio, to Andrew and Mary “Polly” (Wiley) Foster
d. 26 August 1925, Highland, Doniphan County, Kansas

m. 2 April 1868, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana
Hannah Catherine Crowell
b. 2 April 1849, Monroe Township, Preble County, Ohio
d. 1925, Highland, Doniphan County, Kansas

Children with Hannah Catherine Crowell:
• Milton Henry (1869-1936)
• Charlotte Belle (1871-1894)

John came with his parents to Indiana in 1845 from Ohio where he was born. He lived in District 52,
Huntington County; Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe County; and Kokomo, Howard County. John had distinguished service with the 86th Indiana Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, serving from 14 August 1862 to 1 June 1865. Three years later, in 1868, he left Indiana for Lewis Township, Holt County, Missouri.

Submitted by:
Col. James E. Foster
Austin TX

Andrew Foster

Andrew Foster
b. 1809, Wayne Township, Adams County, Ohio, to Robert and Margaret (McCord) Foster
d. May 1873, Lewis Township, Holt County, Missouri

m/1. 29 January 1829, Wayne Township, Adams County, Ohio
Mary Wiley
b. 1810, Wayne Township, Adams County, Ohio
d. 1843, Union Township, Clinton County, Ohio

m/2. 13 February 1845, Union Township, Clinton County, Ohio
Sarah Lee
b. 1818, Union Township, Clinton County, Ohio
d. 1880, Lewis Township, Holt County, Missouri

Children with Mary Wiley:
• John A. (b. 1831)
• Mary A. (b. 1836)
• Nancy (b. 1840)
• John Branson (b. 1842)

Children with Sarah Lee:
• Sarah A. (b. 1845)
• Melissa (b. 1847)
• Andrew (b. 1850)
• Hannah (b. 1853)
• Malinda (b. 1856)
• Samuel (b. 1859)

Andrew immigrated to Indiana from Union Township, Clinton County, Ohio, in 1848. While in Indiana, he lived in District 52 Township, Huntington County, and in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe County. He left Indiana in 1865.

Submitted by:
Col. James E. Foster
Austin TX