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"A daughter, Sarah Crosby, was one of the first married in the
township [Clearwater, LaGrange, Indiana], then a part of Eden, being
married to John Hubbard, September 12, 1836, by Rev. James Latta."
Source:History of LaGrange County, Page 212 
Crosby, Sarah M. (I817)

"Abigail daughtr of William Harvie & Joane, his wife borne the 25 (2) 1640"

Source: "Boston Records";The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 2, page 189;New England Historical and Genealocial Society, 1848 
Harvey, Abigail (I3973)

"aged 22 yrs, 13 d", Burried; Buelah cemetery, LaGrange Co., Indiana 
Crosby, Louisa B. (I2477)

"aged 75yr, 1mo, 15days" buried: Buelah Cemetery, LaGrange Co., Indiana Older sister of Willard's first wife.
Indiana marriage records show "SABINA C. Crosby", Remarks:A103 (page 103)

"This lady, then Miss Sabrina Crosby, had taught school in Amasa Durand's house, north of La Grange. It is told of her, as an instance of what pioneer girls had to endure, that at one time, when living at home, and her father dangerously ill and without any remedy or doctor near, she walked through the forests the whole distance to Lima, about fifteen miles to bring Dr. Jewett, the nearest physician. Most of the journey, an Indian trail was the only road, and at one point she had to cross Buck Creek, which was swollen with floods, and only partially bridged with logs. But she pulled off her shoes, and jumping from log to log, made the passage safely and brought the doctor to her father."

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"Mrs. Sabrina C. Hervey, wife of the late Willard Hervey, was buried at Beaulah last Tuesday, March 19th. She was a native of Massachusetts and was married Dec. 22, 1839"

Source: La Grange Standard, March 21, 1899, Hawpatch 
Crosby, Sabrina C. (I2476)

"Aged 94"
Bridgewater, Plymouth County, MA Source: pages 7-8 "History of Bridgewater, MA" by Nathun Mitchell, 1840. Death record indicated "old age" 96 years old.
Source: L.D. Goodenow, THE BRETT GENEALOGY: 1915

MARGARET WILLIS4 (Mary Brett3, Elihu2, William1), born Bridgewater September 15, 1704; married July 4, 1733, Nathaniel5 Harvey, son of Nathaniel4 (Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1) Harvey, who was born in Taunton about 1673, and was member of the First Military Company of Taunton in 1700. Nathaniel5 was born 1705-06, and died 1801, "aged 94." Elizabeth Willis married a Thomas Harvey, but conflicting records make it impossible to tell which Thomas it was. Probably she was grandmother of this Nathaniel. They lived in Bridgewater where their children were born.

Children (Harvey):
(72) i. DAVID, born 1735; married Content Byram.
(73) ii. NATHANIEL, born 1744; married Bethia Hayward.

Page 78

NOTE: THE STATMENT ABOVE THAT "PROBABLY SHE WAS THE GRANDMOTHER OF THE NATHANIEL" IS KNOWN TO BE INCORRECT. It is now widely accepted that Elizabeth Willis Married Thomas Harvey b. 1641 and she oul be a first cousin 2x removed in-law of Nathaniel.
Nathaniel (2), son of Nathaniel (1) Harvey, was born in 1705, at Taunton. He married Margaret, daughter of John Willis, in 1733. He died at Bridgewater in 1801, aged ninety-six years. Children, born at Bridgewater: 1. David, born 1735; married Content Byram. 2. Nathaniel

Genealogical and Family History of the State of Maine, vol. 4
By George Thomas Little, Henry Sweetser Burrage, Albert Roscoe Stubbs
Published by Lewis historical publishing company, 1909
Beginning Page 2149
Harvey, Nathaniel (I3017)

"ARCHIE L. CARPENTER who has spent all his life in Northeast Indiana,
is a capable young farmer, a resident of Clear Spring Township,
LaGrange County, in which locality he has had his home since about the
time he received his first instruction in the common schools. He was
born in Noble County, December 9, 1876, a son of John and Lucelia
(Hervey) Carpenter. His mother was born in Clear Spring Township,
LaGrange County in 1840. His father was born in May, 1837, in Cass
County, Michigan. After his parents married they settled in Noble
County and later moved to LaGrange County. The father was a republican
and the mother a member of the Methodist Church. Of their three
children two are still living: Warren W., deceased; Ella, widow of Abe
Gibson; and Archie L.
Archie L. Carpenter was six years old when his parents moved to
LaGrange County, and he grew up on the farm which he owns today. He
has fifty acres of land, well cultivated and improved and constituting
one of the good homes in that part of the county. He received his
early education in the district schools.
In 1896 he married Miss Esta Bowman. She is a native of Elkhart
County, Indiana, and received a common school education. To their
marriage have been born eight children: Adren, a farmer, married and
living on the home farm; Lee, who is married and is a farmer; Elsie,
wife of Mr. Poiser; Miles Retha, Kenneth, Fern and Ruby, who are the
younger children still at home. Mr. Carpenter a republican and a
member of the Church of Brethren."
Carpenter, Archie L. (I3638)

"Attention is called to the three daughters of John Cary, viz., Mary,
Hannah, and Sarah, of whom only the date of birth is given. Moses Cary
in his manscript wrote: "The Daughters of John Cary: One married a
Howard: one Dea. William Brett: one, Samuel Allen; one, a Thurston:
and two of them Standishes."" Source:John Cary the Plymouth Pilgrim, Seth
C. Cary. 
Cary, Johnathan (I1635)

"By the sword and the cross," Charlemagne (Charles the Great) became master of Western Europe. It was falling into decay when Charlemagne became joint king of the Franks in 768. Except in the monasteries, people had all but forgotten education and the arts. Boldly Charlemagne conquered barbarians and kings alike. By restoring the roots of learning and order, he preserved many political rights and revived culture.
Charlemagne's grandfather was Charles Martel, the warrior who crushed the Saracens (see Charles Martel). Charlemagne was the elder son of Bertrade ("Bertha Greatfoot") and Pepin the Short, first "mayor of the palace" to become king of the Franks. Although schools had almost disappeared in the 8th century, historians believe that Bertrade gave young Charles some education and that he learned to read. His devotion to the church became the great driving force of his remarkable life.

Charlemagne was tall, powerful, and tireless. His secretary, Eginhard, wrote that Charlemagne had fair hair and a "face laughing and merry . . . his appearance was always stately and dignified." He had a ready wit, but could be stern. His tastes were simple and moderate. He delighted in hunting, riding, and swimming. He wore the Frankish dress: linen shirt and breeches, a silk-fringed tunic, hose wrapped with bands, and, in winter, a tight coat of otter or marten skins. Over all these garments "he flung a blue cloak, and he always had a sword girt about him."

Charlemagne's character was contradictory. In an age when the usual penalty for defeat was death, Charlemagne several times spared the lives of his defeated foes; yet in 782 at Verden, after a Saxon uprising, he ordered 4,500 Saxons beheaded. He compelled the clergy and nobles to reform, but he divorced two of his four wives without any cause. He forced kings and princes to kneel at his feet, yet his mother and his two favorite wives often overruled him in his own household.

Charlemagne Begins His Reign
In 768, when Charlemagne was 26, he and his brother Carloman inherited the kingdom of the Franks. In 771 Carloman died, and Charlemagne became sole ruler of the kingdom. At that time the northern half of Europe was still pagan and lawless. In the south, the Roman Catholic church was striving to assert its power against the Lombard kingdom in Italy. In Charlemagne's own realm, the Franks were falling back into barbarian ways, neglecting their education and religion.
Charlemagne was determined to strengthen his realm and to bring order to Europe. In 772 he launched a 30-year campaign that conquered and Christianized the powerful pagan Saxons in the north. He subdued the Avars, a huge Tatar tribe on the Danube. He compelled the rebellious Bavarian dukes to submit to him. When possible he preferred to settle matters peacefully, however. For example, Charlemagne offered to pay the Lombard king Desiderius for return of lands to the pope, but, when Desiderius refused, Charlemagne seized his kingdom in 773 to 774 and restored the Papal States.

The key to Charlemagne's amazing conquests was his ability to organize. During his reign he sent out more than 50 military expeditions. He rode as commander at the head of at least half of them. He moved his armies over wide reaches of country with unbelievable speed, but every move was planned in advance. Before a campaign he told the counts, princes, and bishops throughout his realm how many men they should bring, what arms they were to carry, and even what to load in the supply wagons. These feats of organization and the swift marches later led Napoleon to study his tactics.

One of Charlemagne's minor campaigns has become the most famous. In 778 he led his army into Spain to battle the infidel Saracens. On its return, Basques ambushed the rear guard at Roncesvalles, in northern Spain, and killed "Count Roland." Roland became a great hero of medieval songs and romances (see Roland).

By 800 Charlemagne was the undisputed ruler of Western Europe. His vast realm covered what are now France, Switzerland, Belgium, and The Netherlands. It included half of present-day Italy and Germany, part of Austria, and the Spanish March ("border"). The broad March reached to the Ebro River. By thus establishing a central government over Western Europe, Charlemagne restored much of the unity of the old Roman Empire and paved the way for the development of modern Europe.

Crowned Emperor
On Christmas Day in 800, while Charlemagne knelt in prayer in Saint Peter's in Rome, Pope Leo III seized a golden crown from the altar and placed it on the bowed head of the king. The throng in the church shouted, "To Charles the August, crowned by God, great and pacific emperor, long life and victory!"
Charlemagne is said to have been surprised by the coronation, declaring that he would not have come into the church had he known the pope's plan. However, some historians say the pope would not have dared to act without Charlemagne's knowledge.

The coronation was the foundation of the Holy Roman Empire. Though Charlemagne did not use the title, he is considered the first Holy Roman emperor (see Holy Roman Empire).

Reform and Renaissance
Charlemagne had deep sympathy for the peasants and believed that government should be for the benefit of the governed. When he came to the throne, various local governors, called "counts," had become lax and oppressive. To reform them, he expanded the work of investigators, called missi dominici. He prescribed their duties in documents called capitularies and sent them out in teams of two; a churchman and a noble. They rode to all parts of the realm, inspecting government, administering justice, and reawakening all citizens to their civil and religious duties.
Twice a year Charlemagne summoned the chief men of the empire to discuss its affairs. In all problems he was the final arbiter, even in church issues, and he largely unified church and state.

Charlemagne was a tireless reformer who tried to improve his people's lot in many ways. He set up money standards to encourage commerce, tried to build a Rhine-Danube canal, and urged better farming methods. He especially worked to spread education and Christianity in every class of people.

He revived the Palace School at Aachen, his capital. He set up other schools, opening them to peasant boys as well as nobles.

Charlemagne never stopped studying. He brought an English monk, Alcuin, and other scholars to his court. He learned to read Latin and some Greek but apparently did not master writing. At meals, instead of having jesters perform, he listened to men reading from learned works.

To revive church music, Charlemagne had monks sent from Rome to train his Frankish singers. To restore some appreciation of art, he brought valuable pieces from Italy. An impressive monument to his religious devotion is the cathedral at Aachen, which he built and where he was buried (see Aachen).

At Charlemagne's death in 814 only one of his three sons, Louis, was living. Louis's weak rule brought on the rise of civil wars and revolts. After his death his three quarreling sons split the empire between them by the Partition of Verdun in 843.

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Source:Compton's Learning Company 
Holy Roman Empire, King of France Charlemagne Emperor of The (I6547)

"Crosby, (Samuel G.R.2). s. of Simeon and (Sarah G.R.2), Mar. 3, 1827. (Mar 6, a. 3d. G.R.2). "

Source Vital Records of Hardwick Mass., to the year 1850... Boston, 1917, page 288, (G.R.2: Grave Record, Central Cemetery) 
Crosby, Samuel (I7405)

"Experience the daughtr of William & Joane Harvie borne 4 (1) 1644"

Source: "The Early Records of Boston "; The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 8, page 38; New England Historical and Genealocial Society, 1854


Marriage note:

Torrey, Clarence Almon, Harvey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 ( Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, Md., 198), page 350.

Harvey, Thomas & Experiance [Harvey] (1644-); 1668; Taunton.

"When the bride's surname is within brackets, Torrey had found a reliable source that identified the bride's maiden surname with a good deal of confidence. These
sources are often based on indirect evidence such as a deed or a will. "Introduction to Torrey's New England Marriages Prior to 1700 
Harvey, Experience (I3975)

"Joseph the sonn of Wm & Joane Harvie borne 8 (10) 1645"

Source: "The Early Records of Boston "; The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 8, page 350; New England Historical and Genealocial Society, 1854

"Thomas Harvey sen' of Taunton, heir to the estate of William Harvey and Jonathan Harvey both deceased, agrees with John Hathaway senr and Samuel Blake both of Taunton, guardians of the children of Joseph Harvey deceased, that my sister in law Hester Harvey shall enjoy the now dwelling house she lives in during her widowhood, and 1/2 the improved land and orchard, said Thomas to pay to said children at the death or marriage of said widow, the value of his brother Joseph's part of the house widow lives in, and deliver land and meadow given them by will of William Harvey deceased, also pay to said children as they come of age, £3 each. Dated Nov. 18, 1691. Witnessed by John Smith and Joseph French."

The Genealogical Advertiser: A Quarterly Magazine of Family History
edited by Lucy Hall Greenlaw
Published by Lucy H. Greenlaw, 1901
Item notes: v. 4, page 61
Original from Harvard University 
Harvey, Joseph F. (I3977)

"Thomas Harvey, Sen., maried to Elizabeth of Bridgewater, 10 Dec., 1679. William, son of Thomas, borne 2 Jan., 1680. Thomas, son of Thomas, borne 17 Sept., 1682. John, son of Thomas, borne 4 Feb., 1683. Jonathan, sone of Thomas, borne 30 April 1685. Joseph, son of Thomas, borne 14 Jan., 1687."

Source: "Marriages, Births and Deaths at Taunton, Mass"; The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 17, page 233; New England Historical and Genealocial Society, 1848 
Family F158

"Thomas the sonne of William Harvie & Joane, his wife borne the 18 (10) 1641"

Source: "Boston Records";The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 2, page 189;New England Historical and Genealocial Society, 1848 
Harvey, Thomas (I3995)

(Albert drowned in the Mississippi, possibly during an epileptic seizure. Source: Myrtle Green) 
Green, Albert (I529)
18 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3571)

(Charlie died choking on a watermelon seed. Source: Myrtle Green) 
Green, Charles (I1469)

(father's will) 
Lathrop, Joseph (I1728)

(Nancy and her. sister, Sarah, married brothers, James M. to Nancy and John C. to Sarah.) 
Coffinberry, Nancy (I16622)

(Nancy and her. sister, Sarah, married brothers, James M. to Nancy and John C. to Sarah.) 
Coffinberry, Sarah (I18348)

(Note re: name confusion. James I. was John G.'s brother and was at various times, a blacksmith, painter and restaurant owner in Mancelona and well-regarded. I never found any newspaper apologies about the confusion between John G. and James I.)

Traverse Bay Progress of 5-25-1877

James I. Ayers, who lives somewhere in the neighborhood of Mancelona ... is now endevoring (sic) to rob three fatherless children - two of whom are girls - of a homestead left them by their deceased parent, J. H. Stoner. We have the best of reasons for believing that this umbrage is being committed partly out of ill will against the mother of the children who was appointed their guardian after their father's death and who has since marred Dr. Jno. Ayers, a brother of James Ayers...
Traverse Bay Progress of 6-11-1877
( extracted from a longer article)
... A large number of citizens met at 2 p.m., June 10th at the household of Florence and Mary Stoner, orphan children of J. H. Stoner, a deceased soldier, to take action in reference to the ... of said household by James I. Ayers ... The place is not abandoned ... Resolved that James I. Ayers be prosecuted for perjury...
Traverse Bay Progress of 6-25-1877

Quite recently a suit was brought against Dr. John Ayers, of Mancelona, a brother of James I. Ayers, for holding unlawful relations with a married woman. On the first examination the woman's child gave damaging testimony against the accused couple but as the witness could not swear to the exact date of the occurrence about which the testimony related, Justice Lewis practically cut off the further use of it by his ruling.

Ayers was then arrested at the instigation of his wife and the case brought before Justice Call of Custer, the accused woman having made affidavit in support of Mrs. Ayers complaint. On the day of the trial, however, Dr. Ayers took advantage of the law which prevents a wife from testifying against her husband without his consent, and cut off her testimony, which was known to be very positive and damaging, while the accused woman refused to testify on that ground that it would incriminate herself and thus the matter stand.

Traverse Bay Progress of 11-1-1877

People vs. J. G. K. Ayers and J. I. Ayers, assault with intent to kill. The latter discharged on noll. Pros. The former convicted of assault and battery and sentenced to pay a fine of $100, or be imprisoned in the county jail ... not to exceed three ;months. He is now in jail.

Traverse Bay Progresss of 11-23-1877

A story about J. G. Ayers being allowed to leave jail to work and being caught stealing.
Ayers, John G. (I18228)

(possibly born in Thanharvey, VA). Source: Article in Mason Co;,
History by Virginia Blake Antonio).
His parents born in England. He possibly was a twin to a boy that died. Occupation: Ran water powered saw mill Buried: around Bible Grove, MO 
Chapman, William Guy (I4575)

*Samuel Rickard and his brother Henry both had children named Bethiah,
Henry and Elkanah. The settlement of the estate of Henry Rickard dated
6 Dec. 1728 names eldest son Henry Rickard; son Elkanah Rickard;
grandson Elkanah Fuller only child of James Fuller and Judah Fuller
his wife who was dau. of the dec.; widow Marcy Rickard; dau. Bethiah
Chandler wife of John Chandler Jr. of Duxborough; and dau. Mercy
Weston the wife of Jonathan Weston of Duxborough. (Plymouth Co. PR
This proves it was Henry's dau. Bethiah who married John Chandler.
Plymouth Co. LR 26:69, 70 proves that it was Henry's son Henry who
married Alice Oldham. Henry's son Elkanah signed his name on deeds,
while there is another Elkanah who signed deeds by a mark, he does not
seem to be the son of Samuel because, like Bethia and Henry, he did
not participate in the quitclaim. 
Rickard, Bethyah (I1651)

*Samuel Rickard and his brother Henry both had children named Bethiah,
Henry and Elkanah. The settlement of the estate of Henry Rickard dated
6 Dec. 1728 names eldest son Henry Rickard; son Elkanah Rickard;
grandson Elkanah Fuller only child of James Fuller and Judah Fuller
his wife who was dau. of the dec.; widow Marcy Rickard; dau. Bethiah
Chandler wife of John Chandler Jr. of Duxborough; and dau. Mercy
Weston the wife of Jonathan Weston of Duxborough. (Plymouth Co. PR
This proves it was Henry's dau. Bethiah who married John Chandler.
Plymouth Co. LR 26:69, 70 proves that it was Henry's son Henry who
married Alice Oldham. Henry's son Elkanah signed his name on deeds,
while there is another Elkanah who signed deeds by a mark, he does not
seem to be the son of Samuel because, like Bethia and Henry, he did
not participate in the quitclaim. 
Rickard, Henry (I1652)

*Samuel Rickard and his brother Henry both had children named Bethiah,
Henry and Elkanah. The settlement of the estate of Henry Rickard dated
6 Dec. 1728 names eldest son Henry Rickard; son Elkanah Rickard;
grandson Elkanah Fuller only child of James Fuller and Judah Fuller
his wife who was dau. of the dec.; widow Marcy Rickard; dau. Bethiah
Chandler wife of John Chandler Jr. of Duxborough; and dau. Mercy
Weston the wife of Jonathan Weston of Duxborough. (Plymouth Co. PR
This proves it was Henry's dau. Bethiah who married John Chandler.
Plymouth Co. LR 26:69, 70 proves that it was Henry's son Henry who
married Alice Oldham. Henry's son Elkanah signed his name on deeds,
while there is another Elkanah who signed deeds by a mark, he does not
seem to be the son of Samuel because, like Bethia and Henry, he did
not participate in the quitclaim. 
Rickard, Elkanah (I1654)

LOTHROP, Henry, widower [duplicate entry and publishment of intention
of marriage omit widower], 47, iron filer, son Henry and Hannah, and
Betsey H. Hervey, 49, d. Nathan and Mehetable, May 9, 1847. 
Family F465

Chapman, Anna Laura (I2507)

10 October 1907, p 6-7
Krebill -
September 21, 1907, in Donnellson, Iowa, Jacob Krebill, at the age of 84 years, 9 months, and 23 days. He was born in Friedelsheim, Rheinpfalz, Bavaria. In the year 1832 he came with his parents to America, who settled in Ashland County, Ohio. On April 6, 1846 he was joined in marriage, which was blessed with 11 children, of whom 2 sons and 3 daughters survive. His wife preceded him in death on August 4th of this year. He leaves 5 children, 3 brothers and sisters, 43 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. In the year 1857 he came with his family to Lee County, Iowa, where they have lived since that time. The congregation has appreciated his life and influence to such an extent that he was elected many years to the board of directors. Funeral sermons were preached by Elders Treftzer of Franklin (German) from John 11:28, and P.P. Hilty (English), from Hebrews 4:9.


Jacob Krebill - Third Generation by Olga A. Krebill Hirschler, 1966

Jacob> the fourth son of Friedrich and Anna, was a lad of eleven years when they arrived in Ohio. Jacob had attended public schools in Germany and probably did so for a Period
of time in their new home vicinity in America.

On a farm in those days a boy of eleven did not only do his share of the daily chores, he also took the place of a grown man with the field work.

Johannes Risser, an educated ordained minister, served the newly founded congregation of Mennonite pioneer families in the Hayesville community. The Rev. Risser was an uncle of Jacob's and conducted catechismal classes. Jacob attended these classes and ultimately, like his older brothers, was baptized in the Mennonite Christian faith and accepted as a member of the church.

At the age of 24 years Jacob married Eliza Ann Strickland and in the following ten years that they lived in the Hayesville community their first six children were born. Their first child lived but a few weeks and their third child lived about two and a half years.

In the fall of 1856 Jacob and Eliza with their children Frederick, Amanda, Nancy and Mary left their Ohio home and traveled by covered wagon and horse teams across the states of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois to Lee County, Iowa.

A Mennonite colony had been established here some years before and a church building had been built several miles due west from the town of Franklin.

On November 13 in 1856 two deeds were filed at the local court house by Jacob and Peter Krebill for 120 acres of land which they had purchased on the 5th of the month. One deed was for 80 acres described as the East 1/2 of the Southwest1l/4 of section 20 in Franklin Township of Lee County.

The other deed was for 40 acres described as the North 1/2 of the West 1/2 of the same Southwest 1/4 Of section 20.

Jacob and his family moved on to his farm right away but Peter remained at Hayesville until the following spring.

About 25 years later, on February 4th, 1881, Jacob filed a deed for 80 acres of land for which he had obtained the title on January 20th. It was described as the East 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of section 27 in Franklin Township.

On June 17, 1884, he filed another deed for the adjacent 80 acres for which he had obtained the title on March 12th, and described as the West 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the same section 27.

There seems to be some indication that Jacob may have farmed this land prior to the time when he filed these deeds.

Perhaps he may have rented the land or possibly bought it on contract, before he obtained title to it.

In the year 1871 Jacob's son Frederick married Elizabeth Rings. Frederick and Elizabeth were the first to live on the west half of this 160 acre farm.

The house stood at the end of a short lane leading in from the road about midway between the town of Franklin to the east and the Green Tree crossroads to the west. In 1882, after five children had been born to the Frederick Krebills, Elizabeth the mother died following a serious tuberculosis illness. About a year later Frederick married a cousin of his former wife.

Up until this time Jacob had been living on his farm near the church. He had replaced the old house with a red brick one, enclosed it with an attractive front Yard, built a large bank barn and other improvements. He had a bearing apple orchard and grape vineyard. After Frederick's children had reached school age, which was about the time when he married the second time, he and his father Jacob exchanged farms. It has been reported that this was done so that the young children were closer to church and schools.

In 1884 Jacob built a small frame house on the east half of his 160 acre farm. This house stood close to the main road s.s well as to the lane which lead to the larger old home. When his son Joseph and Selma Weber were married they moved into this new house, which they occupied for about four years. When Jacob and Eliza's son William married Clara E. Weber, the parents moved into the smaller home near the road and Joseph and his brother William shared the old house.

Josephs occupied the south part and Wills the north part of this old house.

By 1894 the brothers Joseph and William rented the adjacent farm to the west and since their families had been expanding, William with his family moved into the house nearby which stood on the rented farm. However, the two brothers continued to farm the several farms together.

Jacob was a deacon at the Zion Mennonite Church for many years. After moving to their farm near Franklin Mr. and Mrs. Krebill would come to the church services driving a brown horse hitched to a top-buggy. They were honored with a for their rig along the hitching rack in front of the church. After Jacob was no longer able to drive himself his son Joseph's family would bring them to the service.

These grandparents continued to live by themselves up until after their 61st wedding anniversary. A bell was mounted conveniently so they could call for help as the Joseph Krebill family still lived nearby in the old house. When the old folks retired early, their son Joseph would make it a routine of his to go up and sit on the porch by their bedroom window to talk.

In August 1907 Eliza became very ill and in a few days was called home by her Lord. In order that the aged Jacob might remain in his home environment, his son William's widow and children moved in to care for him. Only seven weeks after Eliza's demise, Jacob too was called to his eternal home.


Jacob Krebill - Third Generation by Olga A. Krebill Hirschler, 1966

In the fall of 1857 Jacob added a postscript to a letter vritten by his brother Peter to their brother Johennes Grabill at Heyesville, Ohio.

Dear brother;

I must write you briefly how we are getting along. I am sorry to report that our little Mary has been ill nearly all summer. She is presently so poorly that we are in doubt that she will be with us very long.

She is suffering with tuberculosis and the doctor says nothing can be done to help her. The rest of us are quite well.

Christian Hirstein says he is sorry that he does not hear from anyone in Ohio. He did not know that I had left there until he had almost arrived at our place here. He did not mention about receiving a letter from you. Write again,

Your brother Jacob.
Krebill, Jacob (I3036)

13 May 1941, p. 14
Mrs. Elisabeth Rings Krebill, daughter of Christian and Elisabeth Ellenberger, was born on April 6, 1860, in Lee County, Iowa. On the
confession of her faith she was baptized and received by Elder Christian Schowalter as a member of the Zions Mennonite congregation, whose faithful member she ever remained. On August 30, 1883, she was joined in marriage with F. H. Krebill, who was father of 3 children: Albert D., Edwin J., and Klara. Klara preceded her in death. They made their home on a farm northwest of Donnellson, where they lived until 1916, when they returned to Donnellson. She passed away March 19th, 1941, at the age of 80 years, 11 months, and 13 days.

This marriage was blessed with seven children: Mrs. Lottie Loewenberg, Otto C. Krebill, Emma L. Krebill of Donnellson; Mrs Lizzie M. Neff, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Elmer H., Billings, Montana; William F., Davenport, Iowa. A son, Milton, died in early childhood. Also surrounding her in mourning are 27 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. In 1928, her husband died; her sister Mrs. Theodore Hirschler also preceded her in death in 1908. Sister Krebill was an active member in the church; so also in the mission society, where she was many years president. Her faithful Christian life and acts are an inspiration for us to follow as we work and strive for heaven. She was actively doing so long as her health permitted. Her daughter Emma was always with her, and lovinging and faithfully took care of her to the end.

The funeral was held at home and at the Zions Mennonite Church Friday afternoon, March 21st, led by Elder Adolf Friesen. A mixed quartet sang the songs "Abide with Me" at the home, and "He Leadeth Me" and "Father Suffered Me Day by Day" at the church. She was interred in the Zion Mennonite Cemetery.

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Rings, Elizabeth (I2480)

1850 census for Edmunson Co., KY shown Nancy as 48 years old, born in
Hays, Nancy (I2232)

1850 Census roll M432_419 page 148 : Johnson, Scotland, Missouri

John Whitson 32 M Farmer NC cannot read and write
Margaret 23 F Iowa
Mary 9 F ILL


1860 Census roll M653_646: Independence, Schuyler, Missouri

Name | Age | Sex | Occupation | Value of Real Estate | Value of Personal Estate | Married within the year | Attended School Within the year | Persons over 20 years of cage who cannot read & write

John Whitson 45 M Farmer 400 200 NC cannot read & write
Jane 24 F Tenn
Mary 18 F ILL
Nancy 7 F Mo

1870 Census roll M593_804 page 332: Independence, Schuyler, Missouri
Whitson, John 52 M W Farmer 640 250 North Carolina ,cannot write, male citizen of US 21 years and up
Harriet 50 F W Keeping House, cannot write
McCalister, George 18 M W Farmer Iowa, cannot read, cannot write,
Nathan 15 M W Farmer Missouri, attended school within the year
Whitson, Susan 7 F W Missouri, attended school within the year
1880 Census : Independence, Schuyler, Missouri
46 (Dwelling) 50(family)Whitson, John W M 66 Farmer cannot read, cannot write, North Carolina
Harriet W F 60 Keeping House cannot read, cannot write, Ohio, VA(father), NC(mother)
47(dwelling) 51(family) Humphrey, William W M 29 Farmer, Missouri
Nancy J. W F 29 Keeping House, Missouri, NC(father), Ohio(mother)
Sylvester W M 8 Son, Missouri, Missouri, Missouri
Arminta W F 5 Daughter, Missouri, Missouri, Missouri

Research note:
ID: I43335
Name: John T. Whitson
Sex: M
Death: 25 AUG 1858 in Peoria Co., Illinois, near Southampton of scarlet fever
OBITUARY - John T Whitson
On the 25th of August, near Southampton, Peoria County, of Scarlet Fever, after a short illness of seven days John T. son of John T. and Harriet Whitson.
- The Schuyler Citizen, September 15, 1858
- The Schuylerite, Volume Three, Number Two, page 75, Summer 1974
Contributed by Margaret Bucholtz 
Whitson, John T. (I4536)

1850 Edmunsen Co., KY census show Lucinda as 12 years old. 
Sanders, Lucinda (I2266)

1850 Edmunsen Co., KY census shows Francis as 10 years old.
Curtis Sanders' obiturary states that Frank Sanders was from Moweaqua,
Sanders, Francis "Frank" (I2233)

1850 Edmunson Co., KY. census shows James as 7 years old. 
Sanders, James (I2265)

1850 St Joseph County, MI Census

Page 135, Lockport twp.,
Gilkisson, James M., 62, Ky.
,Nancy, 57, Va.
Deyree ,Mary Jane, 29, Ohio
Putman ,Caroline Ann, 25, Ohio
Gilkisson, Nancy, 20, Ohio

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From: Coffinberry. Genealogy of the Coffinberry family, Descendants of George Lewis Coffinberry, 1760-1851, & His Wife Elizabeth (Little) Coffinberry, with rlated families Coffenberry, Gilkison, Keasy, Platt, comp. by B. B. Scott. 64 p. 1927.


NANCY Coffinberry

NANCY Coffinberry was born May 13, 1793. She married Squire James M. Gilkison of Marshfield, Ohio on October 17, 1808.
(Nancy and her. sister, Sarah, married brothers, James
M. to Nancy and John C. to Sarah.)
James M. Gilkison was born June 1, 1788. Died 1856.

In the beginning the Gilkisons migrated from Scotland to the north of Ireland. From there two brothers came to America and landed at North Carolina. One of these brothers afterwards settled in Virginia and one in Greenup County, Kentucky. He had three sons named Jonathon, James, John. He made a living by hunting and trapping. When the settlement grew more populated and game scarce he would move to a new district or region.
It was after one of these moves that the boys, James and John, were lost in the woods. It was solid forest for miles, the time of the year, fall. The boys took a grain sack and went into the edge of the woods to see if they could find some nuts. They were accompanied by their dog. James was eight years of age and John was ten.
Soon after reaching the woods the dog began barking at something and the boys ran to see what he had treed, but he was on the trail of some wild animal and led them far into the woods. Naturally they became bewildered and lost. When night came it began to drizzle and remained that kind of weather all the days that they were lost.
The father looked for them the first light, the next day he got the aid of some hunters. The third day the dog came home in the night. The hunters thought that if they had seen him when he came they might have been able to send him back again, but in the morning he could not understand what they wished him to do. The father then went back to the settlement and got together a hundred men, they killed a beef, divided the meat among them and began hunting. This routine was gone through every morning until the evening of the eighth day, when the men decided it was no use to hunt any longer and so gave up the hunt.
In the meantime the little boys were traveling trying to find a way out of the forest which contained many honey locust trees. It was upon the pods of these trees that the boys lived on as they could find neither berries nor nuts. They suffered most for want of water. Although it drizzled all the time not enough water came down for them to get a taste. Not knowing any better, they tried to quench their thirst from the water on their own bodies. By so doing they thus made their thirst greater.
By this time, little James had become so weak he could not walk much and coaxed his brother to quit traveling and lie down and die, but the brother would not consent to the proposition and he helped the little brother along the best he could.
Their feet were very sore, full of thorns; their clothing damp; their throats sore and swollen.
The morning of the ninth day the sun shone for the first time since they were out. Greatly encouraged, John said: "I thought I heard nuts dropping in the night and I'm going up on the hill to see if I can find some, you stay here." But James did not wish to stay alone and cried, so they went together up the hill.
James was now so weakened that he crawled on his hands and knees, in fact, John went that way some of the time as their feet were so swollen and festered by thorne. All the time they were out they never saw a berry or a nut and the locust pods had become so sickening to them. On the top of the hill they came to a sort of an open space sodded over and a nice log for a resting place. To the right of them there appeared to be an old trail sodded here and there.
On the morning of the ninth day three Hunters (by profession)who had been in the hunt for the boys, decided that they would get some of the deer which seemed to be plentiful. One of these Hunters, John Creighton by name, came up this grassy slope in his hunt for deer and came full upon the boys.
Little James was nibbling on a locust pod. The Hunter blew his horn and then took the boys to a creek where he broke off a small piece of corn bread about the size of a walnut and soaked it in the water, then broke off half and divided it between the two boys. The coarse bread scratched their throats as it went down and the boys cried out in pain. Little James cried for more, but on account of their nearly starved condition the hunter did not dare give the children any more just at that time.
The other hunters hearing the horn came up. The blowing of the horn had been a signal previously agreed on if one of them needed help, so they loaded the boys on the horses already loaded with deer and started homeward. The boys, when found, were about forty miles from home.
The hunters, on arriving home with, the boys, found that the father had gone on foot to a camp of Indiana some twenty miles away, which was a dangerous undertaking, on account of the Indians being partly hostile. He did not find his boys there. They were nowhere about camp, so he turned
towards home.
When Mrs. Gilkison opened the door in response to the hunters' rap on the door with his foot, and he said: "Mrs. Gilkison, how would you like a couple of boys?" That lady promptly threw up her hands and fainted. So he not only had to unload the boys, but had to resuscitate her. As soon as she regained her senses she began to make a comfortable place for the boys. She placed a feather bed on the floor by the stove, but the hunter interfered. saying: "My good woman, you, cannot do that. Put a
blanket on the floor as far away from the stove as possible. Let the boys lie on that, nothing over them. I was lost once and found by Indians and I have done for your boys just as they treated me. He also told her how to feedthem and cautioned her that any diversion from his directions might cause
the death of one or both.
There was no place on the feet of the boys that a pin could not be placed without coming in contact with thorns. They could not get a shoe on all winter, there were yet thorns in their feet when spring came-after picking thorns all winter.
The three Gilkison boys settled in Ohio. After a while Jonathon settled in Illinois at Mt. Carmel and James later at Centreville, Michigan. James was justice of peace in Mansfield for over thirty years and resigned to move to Michigan.
Caroline Gilkison, daughter of James and Nancy, took care of her father and mother in their declining years. Her mother lost her mind in her declining years and at times was quite violent. Neighbors advised the husband to take his wife to an asylum, but he would never consent to do that. He passed out ofthis world before his wife and he told his daughter, Caroline, that his greatest sorrow was in leaving Nancy behind. Caroline promised that she would always care for her mother and would never let her go to an asylum. James Gilkison had a little straight jacket that he used to put on his wife Nancy when she became violent. She and he were both strict church members and the church was very near their home, but he seldom attended on account of his wife's condition. She was a very beautiful singer.
Gilkison, James M. (I16621)

1850, Putnam Co., WV Census - at home
1860, Putnam Co., WV Census - mother Lucy with them
1870, Putnam Co., WV Census - mother Lucy with them
1880, Putnam Co., WV Census 
Rece, Martha Jane (I2157)

1860 Census lists first name as BARNARD.

Record of death Bk 2 Pg 184 Keosauqua, IA

Obituary of Barney in the News Republician Thurs 18, 1913 Pg 4 Col 5.


Barney Lafyette Sell ws born 11 Feb 1851 in Schuyler Co. Ill and died 4 Dec 1913 at his home near Mt. Sterling, aged 62 years, 9 months, 23 days, and is buried at Harness Cemetery. Married 20 April 1873 to Polly Miller. He was the youngest of ten children who have all preeded him in death. He had three daughters--Mrs. Nona Greenleaf of Augustus, Ill. Mrs. Grace Harvey of Bentonsport, IA and Miss Fannie who is with her mother.

In 1893 he with his family moved from Schuyler Co. Ill to Van Buren County near Mt. Sterling, Iowa. In 1895 he united with Christian Church at Mt. Sterling. Survived by a wife, 3 daughters and 11 great grandchildren.
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1880 Census, Birmingham, Schuyler Co., IL, page 321C

Barney Sell, age 29, Born IL, farmer, father born:NC, mother born: NC
Polly Sell, wife, age 26, born:IL, keeping house, father born: Ohio, mother born: Ohio
Nona A. Sell, daugheter, age 6, born: IL
Della G. Sell, daughter, age 3, born: IL

__________________________________________________________________________ _______________- 
Sell, Barnabus Lafayette (I2980)

1860, Putnam Co., WV - at home
1870, Putnam Co., WV - home with parents 
Chapman, William L. (I2161)

1860, Putnam Co., WV Census - at home
1870, Putnam Co., WV Census - home with parents 
Chapman, Marinda E. (I2164)

1870, Putnam Co., Census - at home
1880, Putnam Co., Census - home with parents 
Chapman, Viola (I2168)

1870, Putnam Co., WV Census - at home
1880, Putnam Co., WV Census - home with parents 
Chapman, Mary Alice (I2166)

1880 Census: William Ernst and Hannah E. Ernst
Sidney G. female 19 yrs born Iowa
Wm. S. male 18 yrs born Iowa
M.E. female 13 yrs born Iowa
E.E. female 11 yrs born Iowa
L.K female 10 yrs born Iowa
Theresa female 8 yrs born MO
W.E. (M.E.) female 6 yrs born MO
Oresta female 4 yrs born MO
Sylvester male 1 yr born MO

[Information provided by Ellen McKown]
Ernst, William Strange (I16470)

22 Aug 1907, p. 6
Krebill -
On August 4th in Lee County, Iowa, Elise nee Strickland, wife of Jacob Krebill, passed away at the age of 80 years, 6 months, and14 days. Her parents came in their youth from New Jersey and Virginia to pioneer in Ashland County, Ohio. On April 6, 1846, she was married, and lived with her now-bereaved husband 61 years in happy marriage, which was blessed with 4 sons and 7 daughters, of whom 2 sons and 4 daughters are yet alive. In 1857, they left Ohio to come to this area where they have lived ever since.

In April of 1896, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. She leaves behind 43 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held by S. M. Musselman of Wayland, who took his text from 1st Corinthians 15:57, and P. P Hilty, who spoke from Job 5:26.
Strickland, Eliza Anna (I2478)

25 July 1697 he was impressed as a soldier in British Army. 
Harvey, William (I280)
47 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3730)
48 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I3729)

4101 South Point Road Washington, MO 61090


Bruce E. Mellen, age 85, of Washington, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2016 at his home. He was born on August 18, 1930 in Bonaparte, Iowa to the late Elmer and the late Florence (nee Hervey) Mellen. He was united in marriage to Betty Smith on June 21, 1952 in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Services: A visitation will be held on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 10 am until time of Service at 11 am at Faith Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Midlawn Cemetery in Union. Memorial donations are appreciated to Training Pastors International (TPI) or Faith Baptist Church.

Bruce is survived by his wife, Betty Mellen of the home; five children, Greg Mellen of Washington, Cathy and husband Robb Smith of New Haven, Sheri and husband Mark Sullentrup of Linn, Kelly Murphy of New Haven, and Kirk and wife Terrica Mellen of Troy; one sister, Delores Strange of Belton, Missouri; nineteen grandchildren; twenty-nine great grandchildren; other relatives, and friends.

Miller Funeral Home, Washington, MO. 
Mellen, Bruce Elmer (I3712)

: John Washburn Sr. came to America before 2 January 1632/1933. (His
wife and children came in 1635.) John Sr. and his family migrated to
Duxbury before 1643, and he purchased a palisaded home there called
"Eagle's Nest." John Sr. and his family moved to Bridgewater after 26
May 1666. 
Washburn, John (I2365)

>1880 Census, Iowa, Lee County, Franklin Township
>Page 21, lines 20-25 (image 21)

>Showalter, Peter; W M 60, Farmer; Bavaria, Bavaria, Bavaria
>---- Mary; W F 56, Wife, Keeps house; Bavaria, Bavaria, Bavaria
>---- Peter C; W M 18; Son, works on farm; Iowa, Bavaria, Bavaria
>---- Adolph P; W M 16; Son, Works on farm , Ia, Bav, Bav
>---- Otto F; W M 14, Son, at school; Ia, Bav, Bav
>Kohn, Eliza; W F 15, Domestic, Houseworker; Rusia, Rusia, Rusia
Schowalter, Peter (I4700)

A descendant of Pilgrims Francis Cooke, Peter Brown, and George Soule.
The will of John Soul Sr. of Middleboro dated 1 March 1743 names wife
Martha, dau. Sarah Snow and other children. The will of Martha Soul
Sr. of Middleboro dated 19 Nov. 1751 mentions among others "heirs of
daughter Sarah Snow deceased." 
Soule, Sarah (I1772)

A letter from John Alden states that his grandfather had two daughters
"married in the family of Snow at Bridgewater." 
Alden, Elizabeth (I1631)

A list of proprietors in 1690 of the Twenty-six Men's Purchase in
Middleboro show Peter Tinkham holding Peter Browne's share.
In 10 March 1709/1710 Mercy Tincum widow of Peter Tincum late of
Middleboro was granted administration of his estate. Settlement of the
estate dated 22 SEP 1710, names eldest son Samuell, son Seth, eldest
daughter Marcy, and youngest daughter Joanna. On 19 SEP 1717 Samuel
Tinkam, son of Peter late of Middleboro deceased, being over 14 but
under 21, chose John Bennet Jr. of Middleboro his gaurdian. 
Tinkam, Peter (I1529)

a pharmacist in Spokane, WA. 
Oldenburg, David (I415)

A. 28. B. 47. NICHOLAS HARVY, of Brockley, Somerset, Esqr. NuncupativeL^ will Sep. 7, 1586, proved Sep. 27, 1586, by his son Henry Harvy. [ Wells Registry.] First he desired God to be mercifull vnto hym, and the people to pray for hym. To Bryget Harvy his daughter, /io in money. To Bryget " Aielce his daughters, a feather bedd. Residue to his son Henry Harvy, Ex5r, requiring him to be good to Matthew Node his old servant.

Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills, Etc.
Copied from the Manuscript Collections of the Late Rev. Frederick Brown, M.a., F.s.a.
by Frederick Brow 
Harvey, ESQ. Nicholas (I24366)

According to Ashland Eternity Acres, a Guide to Ashland County Memorials, 1942 p. 91, "Joseph Strickland... was a veteran of the American Revolution who came to Vermilion Township from New Jersey in 1815." In 1822, Joseph Strickland purchased the SE 1/4 of Section 12 in Vermillion Township from William and Sarah Black, for $100. Joseph and his wife Rachel would retain this farm for the next 21 years, before selling it in 1843.

Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War, as prepared by the State of New Jersey Adjutant General's Office, 1870. , page 772, states:
STRICKLIN, HENRY. "Captain Nixon's Troop, Light-Horse," Middlesex. 
Strickland, Joseph (I6708)

According to Dr. Daniel Turner,Cranston, RI, he was of Ovenden, Yorkshire, England 
Best, Henry (I203)

According to the will of his father, Jeremiah was given lands at Mt.
Hope, and it is supposed he moved there. Mt. Hope is regarded as a
corruption or rather the English of the Indian Montaup, which word was
used by the aborigines to designate the hill in the town of Bristol,
Bristol County, Rhode Island. The epithet Mount Hope or Montaup has
from time immemorial been applied to the historic hill in Bristol.
This town (Bristol including the hill) was transferred, with four
other towns, from Massachusetts to Rhode Island, February 27, 1746-7.
There is now a Mt. Hope swamp where Philip was killed August 12, 1676,
O.S.; also, Mt. Hope bay. He resided in Scituate and Mt. Hope.
Source:(Pierce Genealogy IV) 
Pierce, Jeremiah (I2927)

Additional information from "Inhabitants of Wil, Zürich, Switzerland and Surrounds":

"Father is listed as "Heidelberg Botten"

Starb an Kinderblattern

11. Jan. 1784
Hs. Heinrich Hilpart Heidelberger botten
Anna Heller Küferlis von Wyl
(Hans Jacob ob. an Pocken at 2 Jahr 3 Mon)
Hans Jacob Heller Küferli Sohn von Wyl A.Barbara Hilpart sor patris (Schwester des Vaters) 
Hilpert, Hans Jacob (I21000)

Additional information from "Inhabitants of Wil, Zürich, Switzerland and Surrounds":

"Obiit" in baptism records, meaning he died as a young child. CHECK for death date. 
Rengel, Ulrich (I22160)

Additional information from "Inhabitants of Wil, Zürich, Switzerland and Surrounds":

#Regula hat zwei aussereheliche Kinder:

"Rägel Götz, des Kleinhansen selige Tochter, ist dideto eines Söhnlein und gibt zum Vater an : Hans Jakob Angst, ein Spurium (unehelicher Knabe) von h