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John SHEETS

Male 1823 - 1912  (~ 89 years)


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  • Name John SHEETS 
    Born Jan 1823  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 31 Mar 1912  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

      NOTES:

      The following is from a newspaper excerpt sent by Wilma FOLTZ, 11 MAY 1877.

      "WEST END ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP

      Thomas GILCHRIST is very sick with ersipelas in the face, also John Sheets with lung fever. The latter were made happy by the appearance of a fine little girl at their house this week."

      REFERENCES:

      1. Photocopy of p 135, "Citizens Cemetery," re children and grand-children of John AULT, Sr. Probably taken from "Fulton County IN Cemeteries"; on file: Fulton Co. Pub. Lib.; Rochester, IN. Copy provided by Wilma FOLTZ.

      2. "Fulton County Marriages, A-K"; p 30; photocopy owned by compiler. Marriage on file: Book A-545; Fulton Co. Clerk, Rochester, IN

      (2) A household headed by John SHEETS is listed in the 1860 census of Rochester Township, Fulton County, IN.

      John is listed in the 1860 census as a farmer who was then 40 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1820. According to the 1860 census, he was born in Germany.

      Listed with John is his wife, Levina, who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1842. According to the 1860 census, she was born in OH.

      Also listed with John is his daughter, Catharine, who was then 1 year of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1859. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IN.

      (3) A household headed by John SHEETZ is listed in the 1870 census of Rochester Township, Fulton County, IN.

      John is listed in the 1870 census as a farmer who was then 38 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1832. According to the 1870 census, he was born in Prussia. [Note by compiler: The compiler believes that John's age in the 1870 census was understated. In the 1850 census, John was listed as then being 40 years of age; and in the 1880 census, he was listed as then being 56 years of age.]

      Listed with John is his wife, Lovina, who was then 36 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1834. According to the 1870 census, she was born in OH. [Note by compiler: The compiler believes that Lovina's age in the 1870 census was overstated. In the 1850 census, Lovina was listed as then being 18 years of age; and in the 1880 census, she was listed as then being 40 years of age.]

      Also listed with John is his daughter, Catherine, who was then 14 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1856. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IN. [Note by compiler: The compiler believes that Catherine's age in the 1870 census was overstated. In the 1850 census, Catherine was listed as then being 1 year of age; and in the 1880 census, she was listed as then being 21 years of age..]

      Also listed with John his daughter, Julia A., who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1861. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IN.

      Also listed with John his son, John, who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1863. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IN.

      Also listed with John his son, Joseph, who was then 5 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1865. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IN.

      Also listed with John his son, William, who was then 2 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1868. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IN.

      (4) A household headed by John SHEETS is listed in the 1880 census of Fulton, Rochester Township, Fulton County, IN.

      John is listed in the 1880 census as a farmer who was then 56 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1824. According to the 1880 census, he was born in "Whitenburg," and both of his parents were born in "Whitenburg." [The compiler has not found a populated place named "Whitenburg" in present-day Germany. The census enumerator may have meant Wittenburg in present-day Niedersachsen, or Wittenburg in present-day Schleswig-Holstein.]

      Listed with John is his wife, Levina, who was then 40 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1840. According to the 1880 census, she was born in OH, her father was born in PA, and her mother was born in OH.

      Also listed with John is his daughter, Cathrine, a person without work, who was then 21 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1859. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IN, her father was born in "Whitenberg," and her mother was born in OH.

      Also listed with John is his daughter, Juliann, a person "working out," who was then 19 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1861. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IN, her father was born in "Whitenberg," and her mother was born in OH.

      Also listed with John is his son, John, a farm laborer who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1863. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in "Whitenberg," and his mother was born in OH.

      Also listed with John is his son, Joseph, a farm laborer who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1865. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in "Whitenberg," and his mother was born in OH.

      Also listed with John is his son, William, a farm laborer who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1867. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in "Whitenberg," and his mother was born in OH.

      Also listed with John is his son, Charles, who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1873. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in "Whitenberg," and his mother was born in OH.

      Also listed with John is his son, Mike, who was then 5 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1875. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in "Whitenberg," and his mother was born in OH.

      Also listed with John is his daughter, Birtha, who was then 3 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1877. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IN, her father was born in "Whitenberg," and her mother was born in OH.

      Also listed with John is his daughter, Mary, who was then 1 year of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1879. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IN, her father was born in "Whitenberg," and her mother was born in OH.

      (5) A household headed by John T. SHEETS is listed in the 1900 census of Henry Township, Fulton County, IN.

      John T. is listed in the 1900 census as a farmer who was born in January 1823 and was then 77 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in Germany, and both of his parents were born in Germany. According to the 1900 census, he had then been married 43 years.

      Listed with John is his wife, Louvina, who was born in March 1838 and was then 62 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in OH, her father was born in PA, and her mother was born in OH. According to the 1900 census, she had then been married 43 years and had theretofore given birth to 10 children, 8 of whom were then living.

      (6) Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920 [database online], Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004:

      Name: John F. Sheets
      Date: Mar 31, 1912
      Location: Fulton County
      Age: 89 yr
      Gender: Male
      Race: W
      Source location: County Clerk Office, City Health Office Rochester
      Source notes: The source of this record is the book C-18 on page 51 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration.
    Person ID I12902  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 

    Family Levina AULT,   b. Mar 1838, Wayne County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 11 Oct 1857  Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Michael SHEETS,   b. Aug 1875, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Charles SHEETS,   b. Abt 1873, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Mary SHEETS,   b. Abt 1879, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Bertha SHEETS,   b. Abt 1877, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. William SHEETS,   b. 27 Feb 1867, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Juliann SHEETS,   b. Abt 1861, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Catherine SHEETS,   b. Abt 1859, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Joseph SHEETS,   b. Abt 1865, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. John SHEETS,   b. Abt 1863, Fulton County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 13:23:14 
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