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Capt. Caleb Ball GONTERMAN, Sr.

Male 1797 - 1861  (64 years)


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  • Name Caleb Ball GONTERMAN 
    Title Capt. 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 20 Aug 1797  KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Sep 1861  Pin Oak Township, Madison County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Source: Clovis L. LaFleur .

      (2) Norton, William T., Centennial History of Madison County, Illinois, and Its People: 1812 to 1912, Evansville, IN: Unigraphic, 1970, Vol. II, p. 1119:

      . . . Caleb Ball Gonterman Sr., better known as Captain Gonterman, was reared to farm pursuits. He was born in Kentucky, August 20, 1797, and died in Pin Oak township, Madison county, Illinois, September 11, 1861, on the farm, northwest quarter of section 34, where he had lived during all his married life. His wife, Elizabeth Miller, was of German descent, her father being Michael Miller, an Illinois pioneer, who died, at an advanced age, at Waterloo, Illinois. Elizabeth Miller-Gonterman died June 28, 1849. To their union were born nine children, viz: Jacob M., Cecelia, Eliza J., Hannah P., Nancy, John S., William Ross, Caleb Ball and Samuel W., of which number Eliza J., of Fairfield, Illinois, alone survives. These children were married as follows: Jacob M. to Sarah Ann Carver; Cecelia to Oswell Nelville Geers; Eliza J. to Samuel Ray Whiteside; Hannah P. to John Hughes; Nancy to Volney Moore; John S. to Mary Ann Purviance, and Caleb Ball to Lydia Bartlett.

      [Note by compiler: This biographical sketch does not mention Capt. GONTERMAN's second wife, Mercy (HALL) GILLENWATERS.]

      (3) A household headed by Caleb B. GONTERMAN is listed in the 1860 census of Madison County, IL.

      Caleb B. is listed in the 1860 census as a farmer who was then 63 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1797. According to the 1860 census, he was born in KY.

      Listed with Caleb B. is his wife, Mercy, who was then 38 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1822. According to the 1860 census, she was born in NY.

      Also listed with Caleb B. is his step-daughter, Louisa GILLENWATERS, who was then 14 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1846. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IA.

      Also listed with Caleb B. is his step-son, Wm. GILLENWATERS, who was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1848. According to the 1860 census, he was born in IA.

      Also listed with Caleb B. is his daughter, Violet GONTERMAN, who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1854. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IL.
    Person ID I16331  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 

    Family 1 Mercy HALL,   b. Abt 1822, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 30 Sep 1852  Madison County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 13:23:14 
    Family ID F7302  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth MILLER,   b. Abt 1802, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1849, Pin Oak Township, Madison County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married 14 Mar 1819  Madison County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Caleb Ball GONTERMAN, Jr.,   b. 1 Oct 1834, Madison County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1911, Pin Oak Township, Madison County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 May 2018 13:23:14 
    Family ID F7303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Illinois StatewideMarriage Index, 1763???1900 : Groom: GONTERMAN, CALEB B Bride: GILLENWATERS, MERCY MRS Date: 1852-09-30 Vol./Page: 6/106 License No.: 238 County: MADISON.