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Joseph Ward Talbott

Joseph Ward Talbott
b. 17 June 1876, Rising Sun, Ohio County, Indiana, to John Ulrey and Mary Jane (Williamson) Talbott
d. 14 December 1960, Russell County, Kansas

m. 18 December 1901, Russell County, Kansas
Elva Mitchell
d. May 1932

Children with Elva Mitchell:
• Zelda
• Joseph C.
• Mary Ann married [—?—] Schmitt
• Mildred married [—?—] Nye
• Betty Jo married [—?—] Jahn
• Joan married [—?—] Sechtem
• Edna Mae married [—?—] Wakefield
• Barbara married [—?—] Brown
• Frederick
• Marvin
• Mitchell Kenneth
• Bina married Doran R. Dole

Joseph moved from Ohio County, Indiana, to Russell County, Kansas, about 1900. He farmed for a number of years in the Kennebec Community south of the Smoky River, then lived in Bunker Hill, before retiring to Russell. He was the grandfather of 1996 Republican presidential candidate Robert J. Dole.

Submitted by:
John S. Dorrell
Indianapolis IN
E-mail: jsdorrell@cs.com

Peter Creager/Kruger

Peter Creager/Kruger
b. 21 Aug 1777 Frederick Co., MD to Adam Creager/Kruger and Christina Hoffert/Hufford
d. 16 Mar 1849 Whitley Co., IN
bur. Cleveland Family Cemetery (aka Old Cleveland Cemetery), Whitley Co., IN
* *gravestone no longer exists

Creager gravestones

Creager gravestones

m1. 9 Nov 1799, Maryland
Eva (Eve) Ahlbach/Albach 
b. unknown
d. April 1812, Montgomery Co., OH

m2. November 1812, Montgomery Co., OH
Elizabeth Rike/Reich 
b. 1790, Frederick Co., MD
d. 5 Apr 1870 (unknown place)

Children with Eve Ahlbach:

  • Charlotta: b. 11 Oct 1800, Frederick Co., MD; d. 12 Jan 1802, Frederick Co., MD
  • Sophia
  • Catharina
  • Wilhelm
  • Daniel
  • Samuel: d. 11 Feb 1892, Huntington Co., IN

Children with Elizabeth Rike:

  • Ezra
  • Adam
  • Levi: d. 1907
  • Christian Henry (1821, OH – 20 May 1906, Whitley Co., IN) m1. Susannah Obenchein, ( 26 Jun 1822 – 12 Nov 1862, Whitley Co., IN); m2. Elizabeth Banfill Mettert, (1831, Preble Co., OH – 7 Mar 1895, Whitley Co., IN)
  • Lydia Margaret
  • Peter (26 Aug 1829, Montgomery Co., OH – 6 Feb 1902, Whitley Co., IN) m. Melissa Jane Williamson, (22 May 1836, OH – 25 Dec 1865, Whitley Co., IN)
  • John Reuben (14 Mar 1832, OH – 5 Jun 1908, OH)

Peter Creager was the son of Adam and Christina (Hoffert) Creager. Adam was a Revolutionary War veteran. Peter Creager settled in what is now Whitley Co., IN in 1836. He migrated from Maryland in 1812 with his first wife, Eve Ahlbach, to Montgomery Co., OH. Eve died there in 1812. He left for Indiana with his second wife, Elizabeth Rike/Reich in 1835. The family burial site is at the Cleveland Family/Old Cleveland Cemetery in Whitley Co., Indiana. While Peter’s stone has been lost, the graves of several of Peter’s immediate family can be seen there.

Submitted by:
Jean Fremion-McKibben
LaGrange, IN
E-mail: jfremionmckibb@gmail.com

Christopher C. Berkman

b. 17 June 1831, Oxford, Butler County, Ohio, to Christian Berkman/Barrickman/Bergman
d. 13 August 1894, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota

m. 26 February 1852, Jennings County, Indiana
Melvira Adelina Sperry
b. 16 April 1836, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County,
d. 21 January 1889, St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota

Children with Melvira Adelina Sperry:

  • Franklin Pierce (1853-1907)
  • William Mack (b. 1854) married Carrie Daisy Williamson
  • Flora Bell (b. 1858) married Adam Leroy Bolton
  • Minnie May (b. 1861) married William Benson
  • Cora Etta (b. 1867) married John Griffen

Christopher immigrated to near Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana, in 1851, and emigrated from Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana, in 1854. He served in the 3rd Regiment, Company F, Minnesota Volunteers in the Civil War. He was a veterinary surgeon and worked with the fire department for ten years. He had acquired a competence in the manufacture of patent medicines and had investments in real estate. He was a member of the Masons, I.O.O.F., and A.O.U.W.

Submitted by:
Lori S. Ammerman
Scipio IN