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Aaron HAGG

Male 1834 - 1900  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name Aaron HAGG 
    Born Jun 1834  PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Aron HAGG 
    Died 11 Dec 1900  Kosciusko County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • (1) A household headed by Aron HAGG is listed in the 1880 census of Pierceton, Kosciusko County, IN.

      Aron HAGG is listed in the 1880 census as a miller who was then 46 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1834. According to the 1880 census, he was born in PA, his father was born in France, and his mother was born in PA.

      Listed with Aron is his wife, Elizabeth HAGG, who was then 31 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1849. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IN, her father was born in PA, and her mother was born in VA. [Note by compiler: Elizabeth is described in Note 2 below as "Mrs. Norris, a widow, who had by a former husband a daughter named Mary Norris."]

      Also listed with Aron is his son, Elmer HAGG, an engineer 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 PA, and both of his parents were born in PA.

      Also listed with Aron is his [step-]daughter, Mary NORIS, who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1867. According to the 1880 census, she was born in PA, and both of her parents were born in PA. [Note by compiler: Mary NORRIS was the step-daughter of Aaron HAGG, and the step-sister of Elmer HAGG. Both Aaron and Elmer were accused of incest with Mary. See Note 2 below.]

      Also listed with Aron is his son, Anson HAGG, 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 PA, and both of his parents were born in PA.

      Also listed with Aron is his daughter, Hanah HAGG, who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1870. According to the 1880 census, she was born in WI, and both of her parents were born in PA.

      Also listed with Aron is his daughter, Hester HAGG, who was then 8 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1872. According to the 1880 census, she was born in WI, and both of her parents were born in PA.

      Also listed with Aron is his son, Albutus HAGG, who was then 4 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1876. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in PA.

      Also listed with Aron is his son, Isaacson HAGG, who was then 8 months old; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1879. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, and both of this parents were born in PA.

      (2) Fort Wayne Daily Gazette (Fort Wayne, Indiana) [database online], Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002:

      Fort Wayne Daily Gazette, July 27, 1882, p. 6:

      WHO IS GUILTY?

      The Sequel of That Incest Case-Father and Son Accused of the Ruin of a Daughter and Sister-More Horrors.

      The Law Apparently Unable to Decide.

      The sensation of the week in our flourishing suburb of Pierceton has been the bastardy suit of Mary Norris vs. Elmer Hagg, which has been on trial in Justice Kator's court for the last few days, and which has been of a somewhat novel and interesting character. In order to understand it let me give your readers a brief resume of the facts. Some years ago, not more than eight or ten, perhaps, Aaron Hagg, a widower, married Mrs. Norris, a widow, who had by a former husband a daughter named Mary Norris, the prosecuting witness in this case. This daughter, as the years rolled on, developed into a comely young lady of sweet sixteen, and as she approached maidenhood began to attract more and more the admiration and to secure the attention of her step-father, until rumor began to whisper around in society circles that she was in a "family way," and her step-father, Aaron Hagg's, name was mentioned most prominently as being the author of her ruin. About the first of this month a child was born, and Miss Jennie Miller, an aunt of the unfortunate young girl, stepped in and charged the step-father, Aaron Hagg, with being the "daddy of it," and flied an affidavit for his arrest on the charge of incest. He was arrested, had a preliminary hearing, and was bound over to court, and in default of bail was sent to the Warsaw jail, where he now lies awaiting the action of the circuit court.

      For some reason Miss Jennie Miller, the aunt, turned "her colors" a few days after, sided in with the elder Hogg and desired to withdraw the affidavit, and the prosecuting attorney came to Pierceton, had a new affidavit made out and secured the name of Elmer Hogg [sic], the son of the defendant, Aaron Hogg [sic]. This stirred up a muss in the family, and twenty-four hours had not passed over the young Hagg's head till he found the father, the step-mother and the step-sister arrayed against him, and himself in the hands of the constable on a charge of bastardy, preferred against him by the girl, Mary Norris. He had his hearing yesterday and the day before before Daniel Kator, justice. Woodson Marshall, of Warsaw, appeared for the prosecution, and Lew W. Royce and John F. Logan for the defense. The girl swore strongly against young Hagg, but after a most elaborate examination of a score of witnesses and an able argument on the part of the counsel concerned, the justice rendered a decision in favor of the innocence of the defendant, and a cheer went up from the crowded court room that showed that the squire's verdict was in accord with the sentiment of attentive spectators and the prisoner went forth a free man with the stigma of "daddy" removed from his brow.

      This leaves the incest ease against the older Hagg still pending, and although public sentiment is strongly against him, it is believed the bottom of the case has "dropped out" by reason of the strong influences that have been brought to bear on the girl, and when the case comes up for hearing there will probably not be enough testimony to convict him.

      Later, however, a motion was made for an appeal of the above mentioned case, and the same will be sent to the circuit court of Kosciusko county, to be there tried over again at the September term.

      (3) A household headed by Aron HAGG is listed in the 1900 census as a farmer who was born in June 1834 and was then 65 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in PA, his father was born in Prussia, and his mother was born in PA. According to the 1900 census, he had then been married 44 years. [His first name is listed as Arva in the index to the 1900 census.]

      [Note by compiler: The census enumerator's handwriting is difficult to read, and the compiler is not certain that he has read it correctly.]

      Listed with Aron is his wife, Elizabeth, who was born in February 1849 and was then 51 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IN, her father was born in PA, and her mother was born in OH. According to the 1900 census, she had then been married 44 years and had theretofore given birth to 10 children, 8 of whom were then living.

      Also listed with Aron is his son, Frank, who was born in October 1872 and was then 17 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in PA, and his mother was born in IN.

      Also listed with Aron is his daughter, Sevillia, who was born in February 1884 and was then 16 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IN, her father was born in PA, and her mother was born in IN. [Her first name is listed as Savilla in the index to the 1900 census.]

      Also listed with Aron is his daughter, Laura, who was born in June[?] 1889 and was then 10 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IN, her father was born in PA, and her mother was born in IN. [Her first name is listed as Louisa in the index to the 1900 census.]

      Also listed with Aron is his daughter, Edith, who was born in October 1892 and was then 7 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IN, her father was born in PA, and her mother was born in IN.

      (4) Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920 [database online], Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004:

      Name: Arion Hagg
      Date: 11 Dec 1900
      Location: Tippecanoe Township
      Age: 66 yr
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Source Location: County Health Office, Warsaw
      Source Notes: The source of this record is the book H-24 on page 2 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration.
    Person ID I16384  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2018 

    Family Elizabeth MILLER,   b. Feb 1849, IN or OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 12 Jun 1900  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married Bef 1 Jun 1880 
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2018 15:45:46 
    Family ID F7330  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart