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John Duer

John Duer
birth: About 1801 in Pennsylvania to Thomas and Hannah Byrd Duer
death: 25 February 1885 in Adams, Indiana
burial: Kessler Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer, Ohio

marriage: 29 July 1827 in Trumbull, Ohio
Mary Jane Morrison
birth: 29 June 1804 in Pennsylvania to John and Elenor Jackson Morrison
death: Likely 10 July 1864 in Mercer, Ohio
burial: Kessler Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer, Ohio

Children of Mary Jane Morrison and John Duer:

  • From 1st marriage:
  • William Duer (1828-After 14 March 1861)
  • Thomas Duer (Abt 1829-Bef 1860)
  • Baby Daughter Duer (Abt 1830-Bef 1840)
  • Maria Duer (1833-1913) m. Henry John Kuhn
  • Mary Ann Duer (1835-1909) m. 1st James Furman m. 2nd John L. Ceraldo
  • John B. Duer (1836-1916) m. 1st Keziah Wright m. 2nd Carolina Kuhn
  • Prosser Duer (1839-1863)
  • Sarah Jane Duer (1844-1920) m. Philip Kuhn
  • Mark Duer (1846-Bef 1860)
  • James William Duer (1848-1922) m. Ida Bell Urick
  • Angeline C. Duer (1853-1933) m. Ambrose Durbin
  • From 2nd marriage:
  • Charles Edward Duer (1866-1920) m. Almeda F. Buckmaster
  • Lucinda Ellen Duer (Abt 1868-1920) m. 1st Ephriam J. Ripple m. 2nd Mr. Miller m. 3rd Benjamin M. Randall

Ancestor here lived in:

Adams County, Indiana

Other Information:

John Duer, oldest of eight children of Thomas and Hannah Byrd Duer, was born about 1801 in Pennsylvania. Although some family trees provide a marriage year of 1797 for his parents, no record has been found. Originally from Sussex, Sussex, New Jersey, the Duers had gone west to Wheeling West Virginia by 1792. After conflicts with the Mingo, Shawnee, and Delaware tribes, the land was sold and the family moved to Lower Makefield, Bucks, Pennsylvania where they are found in 1800. John was likely named for his grandfather who resided close to the family until his death. The Duers were known as early settlers in Trumbull County, Ohio, being shown on the tax rolls in 1807. There are no records of John’s early years; it is likely he was educated at home as there were no schools in the wilderness where his family settled. The family was staunch Presbyterians; John’s father was buried in the Price Mills Cemetery on church grounds in Pricetown, Trumbull, Ohio and his grandfather was buried in Covenanter Cemtery in Jackson, Mahoning, Ohio. No record has been found showing John became a member of a church in adulthood. By 1820, the area the family lived in had become known as Hubbard and John is likely one of the tick marks on his father’s census line. John married neighbor Jane Morrison on 29 July 1827 in Trumbull, Ohio. Like his father and grandfather, he became a farmer. He may be the John Duer who purchased a land grant on 2 July 1831 in Miami County, Ohio. The family is found in Killbuck, Holmes, Ohio in 1840. On 29 September 1841 John purchased land from John and Mary Ann Fry there, recording the deed on 29 August 1844. John sold the land on 7 April 1853 to John More and purchased another property in Holmes County, Ohio on 27 April 1854 from Lewis Donald. In 1856 he sold that property to Yates Leonard.
On 10 Mary 1847 John Duer took John Geague to court for trespassing on his land and requested the court eject Geague. Evidentally, Geague, who had rented land for planting, planted on John’s land in error, The court agreed after several continuations. It is not known when the family relocated to Mercer County, Ohio on 20 November 1856, Jane sold property she owned in Millersburg, Holmes, Ohio stating she was a resident of Holmes, Ohio. By 1860 the family was together in Mercer County, Ohio. On 28 June 1860, John purchased property from the estate of John Tressler through administrator Benjamin Shafer. At the time of the purchase, he was living next-door to his married daughter, Maria, in Mercer County. On 23 June 1862, John purchased additional land from David Tressler’s estate in Adams County, Indiana. On 12 May 1863 John took Ethan A Babcock to court in Mercer County, requesting Babcock be evicted from John’s 40 acre property located in the north east quarter of the south west quarter of section 22, township 5 south range for failure to pay the mortgage. The court sided with John. Probably in July 1864, Jane died. John had three remaining children in his household. He married again widow Margaret Ann Martz Searight on 11 December 1864 in Mercer, Ohio. Margaret had a neighboring farm in Adams, Indiana. John moved permanently to his farm in Adams where their two children were born. In 1870, John is shown living with his second wife, his step-daughter, his two children from his second marriage and a son from his first marriage in Jefferson, Adams, Indiana. John continued to be a farmer. In 1880, John, Margaret, and his two children from his second marriage continued to reside in Jefferon, Adams, Indiana where he remained a farmer at age 78. John died on 25 February 1885 in Adams, Indiana where his will was probated. He bequeathed all his personal possessions and most of his real estate to his wife. He requested his daughter Angeline, from his first marriage, pay his son Charles, from his second marriage, $50.00 of the property she had received. His daughter Lucinda, from his second marriage, was also ordered to pay son Charles $50.00 from real estate she had received. John noted that if Margaret predeceased him the real estate given to her should be divided between Lucinda and Angeline. No mention of any of his other children from his first marriage was made. At the time of his death, his first marriage children John B, Sarah, and James WIlliam all resided near him in Adams, Indiana. John is buried in Kessler Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio. His tombstone is unreadable.

There is a discrepancy with the first wife’s death date and John’s second marriage. It is likely that the year on Jane’s tombstone,1866, is in error as John had remarried in December 1864. No divorce record has been found in Ohio or Indiana for John and Jane. John was not a polygamist. Both wives’ tombstones are in Kessler Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio and state they are the wife of John Duer. Likely the first wife died in 1864, not 1866. The family was experiencing extreme stress at the time of Jane’s death. There oldest son had been placed in the Northern Ohio Lunatic Asylum in 1852 where he remained. Besides losing a daughter, two sons (Thomas and Mark) had likely died by 1860. Daughter Mary Ann was engaged in a bastardly court claim against her brother-in-law’s brother, Adam Kuhn. Son John B.’s first wife died in 1861. Son Prosser died in the Civil War at Stone’s River, Tennessee in 1863. His daughter Maria’s husband was also fighting in the Civil War, leaving her single with three small children to support. These stressors likely caused the family to provide incorrect tombstone information.

Submitted by:
Lori Samuelson
Email: genealogyatheart@gmail.com

Carl Albert Richison

Carl Albert Richison
b. 9 February 1914, Portland, Jay County, Indiana, to William Oliver and Mary Louisa (Gibson) Richison
d. 30 May 1977, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio

m. 6 February 1937, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
Frances Geraldine Mumma
b. 30 July 1914, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio
d. 1 October 1997, probably Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio

Children with Frances Geraldine Mumma:
• Phillip Kent (1938-1994) married Barbara Ann Daniels
• Sue Rebecca (b. 1940)
• Sarah Jane (b. 1943)
• Pamela Ann (b. 1952) married Dean Alan Wright

Carl was born and raised in Portland, Indiana but left in the 1930’s for Harrison Township, Montgomery County, Ohio, and lived out the rest of his life there.

Submitted by:
Shirley Richison Fields
Avon IN
E-mail: richison@indy.rr.com

Daniel Gard Wright

Daniel Gard Wright
b. 13 April 1838, Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana, to Lot and Mary (Martin) Wright
d. 19 May 1913, Linden, San Joaquin County, California

m/1. 19 November 1865, Ogden, Weber County, Utah
Emily Lenora Butler
b. 28 June 1846, Venango Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania, to John Jackson Munsey and Sarah “Sally” (Donaldson) Butler
d. 19 September 1875, Jenny Lind, Calaveras County, California

m/2. 27 March 1877, Stockton, San Joaquin County, California
Sarah Ann Davis
b. 15 February 1859, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, to Truman Stilphin and Barbara Ann (Widener) Davis
d. 16 August 1930, Linden, San Joaquin County, California

Children with Emily Lenora Butler:
• Mary Emily (1866-1922) married (1) James Jefferson Douglas, (2) Rufus Wilbur [–?–]
• William Daniel (1868-1938) married Mrs. Dolly (Wright) [–?–]
• Lot Donaldson (1870-1870)
• Edward Lorenzo (1872-1942) married (1) Mary Ramona “Mamie” Chapman, (2) Florence Julia Dietz
• Robert Lee (1873-1953) married (1) Leah Anne Woolsey, (2) Esther Emma Baker

Children with Sarah Ann Davis:
• Ellen Isophene (1878-1959) married Horace Churchill Lewis
• Pleiad Elizabeth (1887-1969) married Smith Lynn Selvester
• Ethel Leona (1896-1977) married Maurice D. Taylor

Dan’s father, Lot Wright, who was born somewhere in Pennsylvania about 1811, moved to Hancock County, Indiana, around 1832. He left for “the West” when he was about 23 and eventually arrived in Utah where he met and married Emily. He was primarily employed as a blacksmith, but also did some farming. In his midfifties he apparently suffered a stroke and was partially paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair.

Submitted by:
Beth Wright Pany
Livingston TX
E-mail: pany@att.net

Sarah Ann Wright

Sarah Ann Wright
b. 20 March 1820, Jefferson County, Indiana, to Levy and Sarah Wright
d. 20 May 1865, Clarke County, Iowa

m. 29 November 1838, Jefferson County, Indiana
Robert Harvey Miner
b. 2 May 1818, Jefferson County, Indiana, to Robert and Martha (Skeen) Miner/Minor
d. 29 December 1896, Allendale, Worth County, Missouri

Children with Robert Harvey Miner:
• Sarah (1839-1895) married James B. Edwards
• Martha (1842-1845)
• Andrew (1844-1844)
• Olive Malissa (1845-1899) married William S. Moore
• Nancy Ellen (1847-1852)
• Levi Thomas (1850-1851) (twin)
• William (1850-1850) (twin)
• Mary Elizabeth (1852-1931) married William Henry Smith
• Louisa Jane (1855-1921) married T. Benton Boyd
• Sylvia Ann (1858-1860)
• Harvey Judson (Judd) (1862-1931) married Hattie Amanda Shaw

Sarah lived in Jefferson County, Indiana, before emigrating about 1855 to Iowa. Her father was born in Virginia, but came to Indiana from Kentucky.

Submitted by:
Mrs. Helen M. Fridblom
Lawrence KS

Lot Wright

Lot Wright
b. 1811, Pennsylvania
d. 20 October 1889, Jenny Lind, Calaveras County, California

m. 5 March 1833, Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana
Mary Martin
b. 10 June 1809, Kentucky, to Micajah and Mary Martin
d. 4 October 1859, Center Township, Hancock County, Indiana

Children with Mary Martin:
• Micajah M. (1834-bef. 1910) married Mary E. [–?–] (1834-bef. 1900)
• Ethan W. “Will” (b. ca. 1836-bef. 1860)
• Daniel Gard (1838-1913) married (1) Emily Lenora Butler (1846-1875), (2) Sarah Ann Davis (1859-1930)
• John Simeon “Sim” (1840-1919) married (1) Susan
Franklin (1840-1897), (2) Lizzie Shaffer (b. 1850)
• Mary J. (1842-1869) married (1) George W. Richardson, (2) William F. Barnard
• Jehu L. (b. 1844)
• Addison F. (1848-bef. 1930) married Mary R. Gant (b. ca. 1851-aft. 1930)

Lot purchased property in Hancock County, Indiana, in 1832 at age 21. The family moved to Preble County, Ohio, in 1840 and came back to Hancock County, Indiana, in 1848 to resume farming. After his wife died, he sold everything and left the state. He was living in Colorado in 1861. After moving to California, he was a blacksmith with his son Dan.

Submitted by:
Beth Wright Pany
Livingston TX
E-mail: pany@att.net

William Henry Smith

William Henry Smith
b. 19 May 1846, Orleans, Orange County, Indiana, to Zebulon Collins and Mary Ann “Polly” (Moore) Smith
d. 7 November 1919, Douglas Township, Madison County, Iowa

m. 31 October 1869
Mary Elizabeth Miner
b. 11 May 1852, Jefferson County, Indiana, to Robert Harvey and Sarah Ann (Wright) Miner
d. 27 January 1931, Winterset, Madison County, Iowa

Children with Mary Elizabeth Miner:
• Fannie Grace (1871-1953) married Marcus James Boyce
• Edith May (1874-1952) married John F. Harrell

William Henry was a cabinet maker, a painter, a paperhanger, and sometimes built houses. He was called “Pilgrim” for a tune he used to whistle while working. His parents moved their family to Clarke County, Iowa in October 1855.

Submitted by:
Mrs. Helen M. Fridblom
Lawrence KS

Frank Poppino

Frank Poppino
b. 8 August 1876, Indiana, to Johnson Seth and Phebe Ann (Arthur) Poppino
d. August 1945, Washington

m. October 1902, Grant County, Indiana
Aura Myrtle Moon
b. 26 February 1883, to Clinton and Lydia Jane (Wright) Moon

Children with Aura Myrtle Moon:
• Mary Alice (1903-died young)
• Mildred (1904-1968) married [–?–] Hyatt
• Melvin (1907-1972) married Esther Huff

The family lived in Morgan and Grant counties in Indiana before emigrating. Frank was a private in the Spanish-American War between April and November 1898.

Submitted by:
Mary Shannon
Monticello FL
E-mail: walter5@noblestar.net

Charles Robert Poland/Polen

Charles Robert Poland/Polen
b. 21 August 1850, Azalia, Bartholomew County, Indiana, to Clyde Washington and Hester E. (Cooperider) Poland/Polen
d. 8 August 1932, Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri

m/1. 23 January 1870, Glendale, Daviess County, Indiana
Sarah F. Arms
b. 16 August 1854, Glendale, Daviess County, Indiana

m/2. 19 August 1883, Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska
Mary Emily Wright
b. 1 November 1860, Belmont, Lafayette County, Wisconsin
d. 8 January 1933, Asbury, Jasper County, Missouri

Children with Sarah F. Arms:
• William Arms
• Mollie
• Olive
• infant son

Children with Mary Emily Wright:
• Robert Wright
• Carl Edward
• Ora Marion
• two infant daughters

Charles lived in Azalia, Bartholomew County, and Glendale, Daviess County, Indiana, before emigrating to Aurora, Hamilton County, Nebraska, in 1873.

Submitted by:
Betty Louise Polen Schlechte
Alton IL

Isaac Tilden Parker

Isaac Tilden Parker
b. 12 February 1828, New Garden, Wayne County, Indiana, to Jesse Horn and Sarah (Arnold) Parker
d. 30 August 1916, Howard Lake, Wright County, Minnesota

m. 24 September 1851, Arba, Randolph County, Indiana
Sarah Charles Morgan
b. 12 August 1831, New Garden, Wayne County, Indiana
d. 7 May 1887, Howard Lake, Wright County, Minnesota

Children with Sarah Charles Morgan:
• Hannah Etta (1853-1915) married Peter Wright, Jr.
• Emma Lauretta (1855-1937) married Lee Johnson
• Mary Etta (1858-1876)
• Luther Lincoln (b. 1860) married Emma DeWeese
• Georgia Marie (b. 1864) married Marsden McWooley
• Frederick Morgan (1866-1938) married Clarice Everett
• Charles Elwood Morgan (1866-1935) married Elizabeth Bryan

Isaac, Sarah, their six children, and three young grandchildren left Indiana in the early 1880’s in a covered wagon for Howard Lane, Minnesota.

Submitted by:
Naomi E. Purves-Adams
St. Paul Park MN
E-mail: naomipa@comcast.net

Robert Harvy Miner

Robert Harvy Miner
b. 2 May 1818, Jefferson County, Indiana, to Robert and Martha (Skeen) Miner/Minor
d. 29 December 1896, Allendale, Worth County, Missouri

m/1. 29 November 1838, Jefferson County, Indiana
Sarah Ann Wright
b. 20 March 1820, Jefferson County, Indiana, to Levy and Sarah Wright
d. 20 May 1865, Clark County, Iowa

m/2. 7 December 1885, Clark County, Iowa
Rachel A. Starbuck
b. 6 September 1834, Ohio
d. 30 November 1910, Grant City, Worth County, Missouri

Children with Sarah Ann Wright:
• Sarah (1839-1895) married James B. Edwards
• Martha (1842-1845)
• Andrew (1844-1844)
• Olive Malissa (1845-1899) married William S. Moore
• Nancy Ellen (1847-1852)
• Levi Thomas (1850-1851) (twin)
• William (1850-1850) (twin)
• Mary Elizabeth (1852-1931) married William Henry Smith
• Louisa Jane (1855-1921) married T. Benton Boyd
• Sylvia Ann (1858-1860)
• Harvey Judson “Judd” (1862-1931) married Hattie Amanda Shaw

Children with Rachel A. Starbuck:
• Rachel A. “Della” (1867-1879)
• Daley Rossella “Zella” (b. 1871) married [–?–] Wilson
• Ida May (b. 1876) married Adam Mull

Robert’s parents came to Indiana from Jessamine County, Kentucky, before he was born. He and his family left the state about 1855 for Iowa. In northern Iowa, there were several meetings with Indians, so the family moved back to Clark County in southern Iowa before the 1860 census. After Robert’s second marriage, he moved to Worth County, Missouri. There were two other children born to Robert and Rachel.

Submitted by:
Mrs. Helen M. Fridblom
Lawrence KS