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Emma Berniece PFEIFFER

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  1. 1.  Emma Berniece PFEIFFER was born on 15 Dec 1906 in Marshall County, IN (daughter of John C. PFEIFFER and Eliscinda STANLEY); died on 15 Jan 1997 in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN; was buried in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Fishers, Hamilton County, IN.

    Notes:

    (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

    NOTES:

    Compiler requested that Emma (PFEIFFER) GILCHRIST send information re her early life in Marshall County, IN. The following is a synopsis of a letter Emma wrote in response to this request in October, 1995. Compiler has taken the liberty of reorganizing the information contained in that letter to group chronological events where possible:

    "I cannot tell much about my background. I was born in Marshall Co., IN about five miles west of Bremen. That area must have been swampy; I'm not sure if the spot where we lived was called Jackson Island or an area south" (of there) "where there was a farm called 'The Section.' My Dad helped build a barn"; (there) "a new house was to have been built a little later, but the owner died...On the new barn a good swing was put up for me. There was a good apple orchard; some years" (we had) "apples to sell. There was quite a number of children for play; 'good neighbors for harvesting and butchering help. 'Went about three miles to school in a 'kid hack' drawn by horses...winter time a sled." ("kid hack" probably refers to an early type of school bus.) (The school was) "...one room...

    We moved to another farm east of Bremen, 1?? miles where we lived till I was 15 or 16...After we moved east I walked;" (to school) "'one room also, but much smaller; then into town for H.S. (high school), walking also, till we moved." (again) "Then it was 5 or 6 blocks.

    West of town is where I had my first car ride. A neighbor bought a car and all the kids got a ride in it from the salesman; we were about three deep in the back seat.

    East of town we ran to see an airplane go over; west of town" (we had) "our first telephone;" (then we had) "electricity and" (indoor) "bathroom after."(moving into town)

    Threshing day was quite an event; 'dinner for the kids or sometimes we could go to play and have noon time dinner, after all the men had eaten but the food was wonderful and plentiful.

    South of us were peppermint farms. Some fortunes were made till the black, muck soil ran out of something mint needs. In summertime boys on their hands and knees could pull weeds - hot, dirty work, but some money to help buy clothes and school books...(for) some (it) even (helped) with college...

    Part of our play dishes were the white things from old fashioned can lids; 'most anything that looked like cookware. There were geese at one time till the gander got after me...We went barefoot all summer; then had the ordeal of foot washing before bed. Mother's mother" (Eliza MORRIS) "came to our house part time about then and I have her dining room table that she brought with her. I was told it was made from walnut from a chest someone brought from England or where ever. My Dad did some work on it so all seven kids could get around it...

    When I was seven or eight a neighbor girl got Brights disease and died; 'my first experience with death...

    ...I was kind of "poorly" then. A neighbor man came one morning at sunrise, bundled me up from the cold then took me outside to look at the sun. He said something for a cure. I must have hated what he did for I was always threatened (with) they'd call him. The cure seems to have kept me a long time...

    There was a huckster who gave a stick of candy; one day a prune or some such - 'made a broken heart. 'Christmas was an orange, a sack of hard candy from church and school; 'one year a doll who went to sleep and was ruined in the farm house fire. This is enough for now.

    Love,

    Emma and Byron

    This has not been proof read so it may not make any sense; just pretend we are talking." (And compiler DID "just pretend we were talking.")

    * * *

    After their retirement, the GILCHRISTs moved from their home in South Bend, IN to their farm in Argos (Marshall County) IN. A few years later, a wiring problem in the T.V. ignited a fire in the farm house. The house was damaged beyond repair; the GILCHRISTs barely escaped. The farm was sold, and the couple had a new home built on State Road 10 just west of U.S. 31. Compiler thinks this is the fire that Emma refers to in talking about the doll in her letter. Apparently, that doll had survivied many, many years!

    The reference to the Civil War Veteran who was an ancestor of Emma's was a brother to Eliza MORRIS and a great uncle of Emma's. Compiler requested veterans files (from National Archives, Nov. 1, 1995) on Cornelius MORRIS, a Union soldier who resided in Wakarusa, IN with his wife, Sally.

    Emma remembered him coming to their house "...in summertime... Mom always wanted him to play the fiddle, "Marching Through Georgia."

    REFERENCES:

    1. Compiler's personal knowledge.

    2. Emma (PFEIFFER) GILCHRIST; 1790 E. 54th Street #225; Indianapolis, IN 46220. (Letters, interviews, questionnaires between compiler and Emma GILCHRIST 1989-1995.)

    3. "Fulton County Cemetery Inscriptions; Vol. 4;" page 301; "I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rochester" Book on file: Fulton County Public Library; Rochester, IN. Inscription for Forest M. PFEIFFER, 1893-1973. (Brother to Emma PFEIFFER).

    4. Letter written to compiler by Emma B. (PFEIFFER) GILCHRIST, October, 1995.

    5. Written response to a list of questions sent to Emma GILCHRIST re an ancestor of hers who served in the Civil War.

    (2) In the 1910 census of German Township, Marshall County, IN, Emma PFEIFFER is listed as as a boarder in a household headed by Jerome STROUP. According to the 1910 census, Emma was then 3 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1907. According to the 1910 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were also born in IN.

    (3) Tombaugh, Jean C. and Wendell C., Fulton County Indiana Obituaries 1997 - Rochester Sentinel, Rochester, IN: 1998:

    Thursday, January 16, 1997

    EMMA B. GILCHRIST

    Dec. 15, 1906-Jan. 15, 1997

    Emma B. Gilchrist, formerly of Argos, died on Wednesday.

    Born in the Bremen community to John and Ellacinda Pfeiffer, she married Byron Gilchrist on Aug. 18, 1928 in South Bend where they lived for many years. In 1968 they retired to a farm in the Argos community, moving to Indianapolis in 1995. He survives.

    She was a member of the Argos Progress Club, the Green Township Home Economics Club and a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Plymouth.

    In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters; Dr. Mary A. Gilchrist, Indianapolis, Mrs. J. Michael (Janet A.) Frost; two grandaughters; Mrs. Salvatore (Susan D.) Rojas, Scotsdale, Ariz., Mrs. Warren H. (Catherine A.) Nichols, Chandler, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. LaRoy (Omah R.) Carothers, Mrs Ray (Martha Anna) Padgett, both of Bremen.

    Services will at 11 a.m. Friday at Flanner and Buchanan Mortuary, Broad Ripple. Burial will be at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Indianapolis. There will be no visitation and no flowers.

    Contributions may be made in Mrs. Gilchrist?s memory to the Argos Community Library, Argos, Ind., 46501.

    (4) Social Security Death Index:

    Name: Emma B. Gilchrist
    SSN: 309-48-6391
    Last Residence: 46220 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States of America
    Born: 15 Dec 1906
    Died: 15 Jan 1997
    State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (1962)

    (5) www.findagrave.com:

    Emma Berneice Pfeiffer Gilchrist
    Birth: Dec. 15, 1906
    Death: Jan. 15, 1997

    Note: Wife of Byron B. Gilchrist

    Burial: Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Indianapolis, Hamilton County, Indiana, USA

    Created by: Ann Grubb
    Record added: Sep 15, 2002
    Find A Grave Memorial# 6779605

    [Note by compiler: This cemetery has a post-office address of 9700 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, Marion County, IN 46250, but it is physically located immediately north of Marion County in Hamilton County, IN.]

    Emma married Byron Bruce GILCHRIST on 18 Aug 1928 in South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN. Byron (son of William Jefferson GILCHRIST and Millie Artiemicia MOW) was born on 27 Jan 1903 in Fulton County, IN; died on 7 Jan 1998 in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN; was buried in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Fishers, Hamilton County, IN. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Notes:

    (1) http://www.rootsweb.com/~instjose/marriages.htm:

    Saint Joseph Co, IN Marriage Index 1927-1954

    Marriage Record for Byron Gilchrist
    Spouse: Emma PFIEFFER
    Date: 18 Aug 1928
    B/G: Groom
    Source: Book:042 Page:585
    Record #: license date 1928/08/18
    County and State: St Joseph Co. IN

    Children:
    1. Dr. Mary Alice GILCHRIST was born on 8 Jan 1930 in South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN; died on 18 Mar 2008 in Sherman Home Hospice, Phoenix, Maricopa County, AZ; was buried on 22 Mar 2008 in Desert Hills Memorial Park, Scottsdale, Maricopa County, AZ.
    2. Living

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John C. PFEIFFER was born on 22 Jul 1861 in Elkhart County, IN (son of Johann Augustin Christoph PFEIFFER and Barbara SHUNK); died on 19 Jan 1936 in Bremen, Marshall County, IN; was buried in South Union Cemetery, Napanee, Elkhart County, IN.

    Notes:

    (1) J. C. PFIEFFER appears in an 1895 enumeration of males in German Township, Marshall County, IN. According to that enumeration, J. C. was then 34 years of age.

    (2) A household headed by John C. PFEIFFER is listed in the 1900 census of German Township, Marshall County, IN.

    John C. is listed in the 1900 census as a farmer who was then 37 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in July 1862. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in Germany, and his mother was born in PA.

    Listed with John C. is his wife, Lucinda, who was then 33 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in August 1866. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IN, her father was born in OH, and her mother was born in IN.

    The number of years which John C. and Lucinda had been married as of the time of the 1900 census is not clear. According to the 1900 census, Lucinda was then the mother of five children, all of whom were then living.

    Also listed with John C. is his daughter, Viola E., who was then 8 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in July 1891. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in IN.

    Also listed with John C. is his son, Forest, who was then 7 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in March 1893. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN.

    Also listed with John C. is his son, Isaac O., who was then 5 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in March 1895. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN.

    Also listed with John C. is his son, Stanley S., who was then 3 years of age. According to the 1900 census, he was born in January 1897. According to the 1900 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN.

    Also listed with John C. is his daughter, Oma R., who was then 1 year of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in March 1899. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in IN.

    (3) A household headed by John C. PFEIFFER is listed in the 1910 census of German Township, Marshall County, IN.

    John C. is listed in the 1910 census as a farmer who was then 48 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, he was born in about 1862. According to the 1910 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in Germany, and his mother was born in PA.

    Listed with John C. is his wife, Ella S., who was then 45 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1865. According to the 1910 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in the U.S.

    According to the 1910 census, John C. and Ella S. had been married 19 years as of the time of the 1910 census, and Ella S. was then the mother of seven children, all of whom were then living. However, only six of those children are listed in John C.'s and Ella S.'s household.

    Also listed with John C. is his daughter, Viola E., who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1892. According to the 1910 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in IN.

    Also listed with John C. is his son, Forest M., a farm laborer who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, he was born in about 1893. According to the 1910 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN.

    Also listed with John C. is his son, Isaac O., a farm laborer who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, he was born in about 1895. According to the 1910 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN.

    Also listed with John C. is his son, Stanley S., who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, he was born in about 1897. According to the 1910 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN.

    Also listed with John C. is his daughter, Oma R., who was then 12 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1898. According to the 1910 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in IN.

    Also listed with John C. is his daughter, Anna M., who was then 9 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1901. According to the 1910 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in IN.

    Also listed with John C. is his mother-in-law, Eliza SNYDER, a widow who was then 64 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1846. According to the 1910 census, she was born in the U.S., and both of her parents were born in the U.S. According to the 1910 census, she had theretofore given birth to 6 children, 3 of whom were then living.

    John C.'s seventh child, Emma B., is not listed in John C.'s household in the 1910 census; she is listed as a boarder in the household of Jerome STROUP, whose farm was near John C. PFEIFFER's farm.

    (4) A household by John C. PFEIFFER is listed in the 1920 census of German Township, Marshall County, IN.

    John C. is listed in the 1920 census as a farmer who was then 58 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, he was born in about 1862. According to the 1920 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in Germany, and his mother was born in PA.

    Listed with John C. is his wife, Ellcinda, who was then 52 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, she was born in about 1868. According to the 1920 census, she was born in IN, her father was born in OH, and her mother was born in IN.

    Also listed with John C. is his son, Slyvester S., a carpenter who was then 23 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, he was born in about 1897. According to the 1920 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN.

    Also listed with John C. is his daughter, Anna, who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, she was born in about 1902. According to the 1920 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in IN.

    Also listed with John C. is his daughter, Emma, who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1920 census, she was born in about 1907. According to the 1920 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in IN.

    (5) A household by John C. PFEIFFER is listed in the 1930 census of Bremen, Marshall County, IN.

    John C. is listed in the 1930 census as a carpenter who was then 68 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1862. According to the 1930 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in Germany, and his mother was born in PA. According to the 1930 census, he was 29 years of age at the time of his first marriage; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was married first in about 1891.

    Listed with John C. is his wife, Elliscinda, who was then 63 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was born in about 1867. According to the 1930 census, she was born in IN, her father was born in OH, and her mother was born in IN. According to the 1930 census, she was 24 years of age at the time of her first marriage; therefore, according to the 1930 census, she was married first in about 1891.

    Also listed with John C. is his son, Sylvester S., a cement worker who was then 33 years of age; therefore, according to the 1930 census, he was born in about 1897. According to the 1930 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in IN.

    (6) http://www.rootsweb.com/~inmarsha/2/oldage.html:

    OLD AGE PENSION APPLICATIONS
    BOOK ONE

    From the Marshall County Roots and Branches - 1997

    The following applications were made from Aug. 22, through Oct. 30, 1933.

    Pension granted were small, usually $4.00 per month. Applicants were listed as either married or single. (Those listed as single with children may be widowed but it is impossible to make that determination from this record.)

    John C. Pfeiffer, Bremen, b. 22 July 1861 in Elkhart Co., Indiana Wife, Elescinda; children - Forest, Oliver & Stanley S. Pfeiffer, Mrs. Ray Cline, Mrs. Roy Carothers, Mrs. Ray Padgett and Mrs. Byron Gilcrist

    (7) Obituary, The Bremen Enquirer, January 9, 1936, p. 1:

    JOHN C. PFEIFFER.

    John C. Pfeiffer, well known resident of Bremen. died Friday night at the family residence on East North street after an illness of two years. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. August Pfeiffer and was born July 22, 1801, near Bremen. His entire life was spent in this community. On August 24, 1890, he was united in marriage with Elscinda Stanley, who survives. Other surviving relatives are four daughters, Mrs. Ray Cline of Leesburg, Mrs. Rayburn Padgett and Mrs. Byron Gilchrist of South Bend and Mrs. Laroy Carothers of Bremen; three sons, Forrest, I. Oliver arid Stanley Pfeiffer all of Bremen; one sister, Miss Elizabeth Pfeiffer of South Bend and one brother, Leonard Pfeiffer of Nappanee. There are fifteen grandchildren.

    Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Salem Evangelical church. Rev. Elmer Smith, pastor of the church, officiated in the service. Burial was in South Union cemetery.

    (8) www.findagrave.com:

    John G Pfeiffer [Note by compiler: John's middle initial was really C., not G.]
    Birth: 1861
    Death: 1936

    Family links: Spouse: Ellacinda Pfeiffer (1865 - 1948); Children: I Oliver Pfeiffer (1895 - 1991), Stanley Pfeiffer (1897 - 1981)

    Burial: South Union Cemetery, Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA

    Created by: Karen K
    Record added: May 25, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 90704575

    John married Eliscinda STANLEY about 1890 in Marshall County, IN. Eliscinda (daughter of George STANLEY and Eliza A. MORRIS) was born on 10 Aug 1866 in Wakarusa, Elkhart County, IN; died on 19 Sep 1948 in Bremen, Marshall County, IN; was buried in South Union Cemetery, Napanee, Elkhart County, IN. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Eliscinda STANLEY was born on 10 Aug 1866 in Wakarusa, Elkhart County, IN (daughter of George STANLEY and Eliza A. MORRIS); died on 19 Sep 1948 in Bremen, Marshall County, IN; was buried in South Union Cemetery, Napanee, Elkhart County, IN.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Eliscinda "El" STANLEY
    • Name: Ellacinda "El" STANLEY
    • Name: Ellacinda STANLEY

    Notes:

    (1) According to Mrs. PFEIFFER's obituary, her first name was Eliscinda. However, according to her tombstone, her first name was Ellacinda.

    (2) Obituary, The Bremen Enquirer, September 2, 1948, p. 1:

    MRS. JOHN PFEIFFER.

    Mrs. John Pfeiffer, eighty-two years old, died at 5:30 oclock this morning at her residence at 232 East North street. Mrs. Pfeiffer's maiden name was Eliscinda Stanley. She was a daughter of George and Eliza (Morris) Stanley and was born in Starke county, Indiana, August 10, 1866. August 24, 1890, she was married to John Pfeiffer, who preceded her in death. Surviving relatives are four daughters, Mrs. Viola Cline of Bourbon, Mrs. Oma Carothers of Bremen, Mrs. Anna Padgett and Mrs. Emma Gilchrist of South Bend; three sons, Forrest Pfeiffer of Rochester, and I. Oliver Pfeiffer and Stanley Pfeiffer of Bremen. She leaves also one brother, Isaac Stanley of Oregon.

    Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday in Salem church. Rev. V. L. Palmer will officiate and burial will be in South Union cemetery.

    (3) www.findagrave.com:

    Ellacinda Pfeiffer [Note by compiler: According to the decedent's obituary, her first name was Eliscinda.]
    Birth: 1865
    Death: 1948

    Family links: Spouse: John G [sic; should be C] Pfeiffer (1861 - 1936); Children: I Oliver Pfeiffer (1895 - 1991), Stanley Pfeiffer (1897 - 1981)

    Burial: South Union Cemetery, Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA

    Created by: Karen K
    Record added: May 25, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 90704581

    Children:
    1. Viola Estella PFEIFFER was born on 21 Jul 1891 in Elkhart County, IN; died on 26 Jan 1971 in Bremen Community Hospital, Bremen, Marshall County, IN; was buried in Bremen Municipal Cemetery, Bremen, Marshall County, IN.
    2. Forest Mervyn PFEIFFER, Sr. was born on 3 Mar 1893 in Marshall County, IN; died on 9 Mar 1973 in Woodlawn Hosptial, Rochester, Fulton County, IN; was buried in Rochester I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Fulton County, IN.
    3. Isaac Oliver PFEIFFER was born on 30 Mar 1895 in Marshall County, IN; died on 12 Jan 1991 in Bremen Health Care Center, Bremen, Marshall County, IN; was buried in Bremen Municipal Cemetery, Bremen, Marshall County, IN.
    4. Stanley Sylvester PFEIFFER was born on 12 Jan 1897 in Marshall County, IN; died on 24 Jan 1981 in South Bend Osteopathic Hospital, South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN; was buried in Bremen Municipal Cemetery, Bremen, Marshall County, IN.
    5. Oma Ruth PFEIFFER was born on 1 Jan 1899 in Marshall County, IN; died on 14 Nov 1997 in Bremen Health Care Center, Bremen, Marshall County, IN; was buried in Bremen Municipal Cemetery, Bremen, Marshall County, IN.
    6. Martha Anna PFEIFFER was born on 9 Feb 1901 in Marshall County, IN; died on 23 Aug 1997 in Marshall County, IN; was buried in South Union Cemetery, Napanee, Elkhart County, IN.
    7. 1. Emma Berniece PFEIFFER was born on 15 Dec 1906 in Marshall County, IN; died on 15 Jan 1997 in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN; was buried in Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Fishers, Hamilton County, IN.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Johann Augustin Christoph PFEIFFER was born on 18 Jan 1810 in Marbach, W??rttemberg [now Baden-W??rttemberg], Germany; was christened on 19 Jan 1810 in W??rttemberg, Germany (son of Augustin PFEIFFER and Maria Margaretha HAFFNER); died on 4 Dec 1871 in Nappanee, Elkhart County, IN; was buried in South Union Cemetery, Napanee, Elkhart County, IN.

    Other Events:

    • Name: Augustus PFEIFFER

    Notes:

    (1) Fred and Helen (Pfeiffer) DeMien:

    WUERTTEMBERG KINGDOM, Jagst County, Kunzelsau District:

    BIRTH AND BAPTISM CERTIFICATE

    According to the baptismal register was legitimately born on the 18th of January 1810 in Marbach and baptized on the 19th of January, 1810.

    JOHANN CHRISTOPH AUGUSTIN

    to the parents: Augustin Pfeiffer, citizen in Marbach and Maria Margaretha, born Haffner

    Baptismal sponsors: Johann Georg Hohenram, citizen & resident
    Johann Christoph Haffner,
    Johann Bernhard Haffner, Citizen in Kunzelsau

    Dated at Kunzelsau on 6 April, 1839

    [Note: The relationships among the HAFFNERs listed above is unknown to the compiler.]

    (2) According to a family group sheet provided to the compiler by Phyllis (Cline) Stiver, Augustus PFEIFFER received an honorable discharge from "Kaniglich Wierttrubergiskes - 4th Infanterica Regnment" in April 1837, when he was about 27 years of age; and he thereafter lived in PA, OH and IN. If this information is correct, then the earliest U.S. census in which Augustus PFEIFFER could have been listed would probably have been the 1840 census. The compiler has not found Augustus PFEIFFER in either the 1840 and 1850 census. However, Augustus PFEIFFER was in Holmes County, OH on May 4, 1852, when he was married there.

    [Note: The compiler is not an expert on the German language or the Germany army. However, the compiler believes that "Kaniglich" should be "K??niglich" (Royal); "Wierttrubergiskes" could possibly be "W??rttembergisches"; "Infanterica" should be "Infanterie" (Infantry); and "Regnment" should be "Regiment" (the same meaning in German as in English).]

    (3) According to Passenger and Immigration Lists: New York, 1820-1850, Joh. Aug. PFEIFFER, age 36, and Joh. Werner PFEIFFER, age 26, arrived in New York from Bremen, Germany aboard the ship Josephine on July 19, 1844. The compiler does not know whether Joh. Aug. PFEIFFER is "our" Johann Augustus PFEIFFER, or what relationship, if any, there was between Joh. Aug. PFEIFFER and Joh. Werner PFEIFFER. Following is information about Joh. Aug. PFEIFFER and Joh. Werner PFEIFFER extracted from Passenger and Immigration Lists: New York, 1820-1850:

    Name: Joh. Aug. Pfeiffer
    Age: 36
    Gender: M
    Port of Departure: Bremen
    Country of Origin: Deutschland
    Family Identification: 30151943
    Ship Name: Josephine
    Port of Arrival: New York
    Date of Arrival: Jul 19, 1844
    Microfilm Serial Number: M237
    Microfilm Roll Number: 55

    Name: Joh. Werner Pfeiffer
    Age: 26
    Gender: M
    Port of Departure: Bremen
    Country of Origin: Deutschland
    Family Identification: 30151921
    Ship Name: Josephine
    Port of Arrival: New York
    Date of Arrival: Jul 19, 1844
    Microfilm Serial Number: M237
    Microfilm Roll Number: 55

    (4) A household headed by Augustus PIFER is listed in the 1860 census of Locke Township, Elkhart County, IN.

    Augustus is listed in the 1860 census as a farmer who was then 51 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1809. According to the 1860 census, he was born in Germany.

    Listed with Augustus is his wife, Barbara, who was then 37 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1823. According to the 1860 census, she was born in PA, and could not read or write.

    Also listed with Augustus is his son, Augustus, who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1847. According to the 1860 census, he was born in PA.

    Also listed with Augustus is his daughter, Elizabeth, who was then 11 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1849. According to the 1860 census, she was born in OH.

    Also listed with Augustus is his son, George, who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1853. According to the 1860 census, he was born in OH.

    Also listed with Augustus is his daughter, Susan, who was then 4 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1856. According to the 1860 census, she was born in OH.

    Also listed with Augustus is his son, Leoneard, who was then 3 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1857. According to the 1870 census, he was born in OH.

    Also listed with Augustus is his son, Henry, who was then 1 year of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1859. According to the 1860 census, he was born in OH.

    Also listed with Augustus is his son, Philip, who was then 16 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1844. According to the 1860 census, he was born in OH. The compiler does not know why Philip was listed out of normal age order in the 1860 census. Also, the compiler believes that Philip may have been born in PA, rather than OH, as Philip's younger brother, Augustus, was.

    (5) A household headed by Augustus PFEIFFER is listed in the 1870 census of Locke Township, Elkhart County, IN.

    Augustus is listed in the 1870 census as a farmer who was then 60 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1810. According to the 1870 census, he was born in Wurtemberg [W??rttemberg, Germany].

    Listed with Augustus is his wife, Barbara, who was then 48 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1822. According to the 1870 census, she was born in PA, and could not read or write.

    Also listed with Augustus is his son, George, a farm worker who was then 16 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1854. According to the 1870 census, he was born in OH.

    Also listed with Augustus is his son, Lenord, who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1857. According to the 1870 census, he was born in OH.

    Also listed with Augustus is his son, Henry, who was then 11 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1859. According to the 1870 census, he was born in OH.

    Also listed with Augustus is his son, John, who was then 8 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1862. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IN.

    Also listed with Augustus is his daughter, Margaret, who was then 5 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1865. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IN.

    (6) :

    Herald of Truth Obituaries - January, 1872

    On the 4th of December [1871], in Elkhart county Ind., Augustus Pfeiffer, aged 61 years, 11 months and 14 days. Funeral services by Jacob Beutler and Daniel Brenneman, from proverbs 27: 1. ["Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth."]

    Copyright 1999 - All rights reserved - Mennonite Publishing House, Scottdale, PA. Used with permission by the Archives of the Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana. Permission granted to private family researchers to use selected portions of these images to tell their family stories. May not be mass-produced in any form for commercial purposes.

    (7) www.findagrave.com:

    Augustus Pfeiffer
    Birth: 1810
    Death: 1871 . . .

    Family links: Children: Leonard Pfeiffer (1857 - 1946), Henry Pfeiffer (1859 - 1935)

    Burial: South Union Cemetery, Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA

    Created by: Linda K
    Record added: Oct 27, 2011
    Find A Grave Memorial# 79363309

    Johann married Barbara SHUNK on 4 May 1852 in Holmes County, OH. Barbara was born on 14 Jul 1823 in PA; died on 21 Jul 1903 in Nappanee, Elkhart County, IN; was buried in South Union Cemetery, Napanee, Elkhart County, IN. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Barbara SHUNK was born on 14 Jul 1823 in PA; died on 21 Jul 1903 in Nappanee, Elkhart County, IN; was buried in South Union Cemetery, Napanee, Elkhart County, IN.

    Notes:

    (1) According to a family group sheet provided to the compiler by Phyllis (Cline) Stiver, the maiden name of Barbara Anna SHUNK was Barbara Anna Smith. If this information is correct, then Barbara was probably married at least once before she married John Augustus G. PFEIFFER, Sr., because according to Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, Comp., Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001, Barbara's surname was "SHANK" at the time of her marriage to "August" PFEIFFER.

    (2) Barbara SHUNK is listed in a household headed by George SNYDER in the 1850 census of Salt Creek Township, Holmes County, OH.

    Barbara is listed in the 1850 census as then being 25 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1825. According to the 1850 census, she was born in PA. The relationship, if any, between Barbara and George SNYDER is not listed in the 1850 census.

    The head of the household, George SNYDER, is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 40 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1810. According to the 1850 census, he was born in PA.

    The following SHUNKs are listed in households near George SNYDER's in the 1850 census of Salt Creek Township, Holmes County, OH: Josiah SHUNK, a laborer who was then age 20 years of age, and who was born in OH, is listed in the 1850 census of Salt Creek Township, Holmes County, OH, in a household headed by Jacob SNYDER; and Susannah SHUNK and Martha SHUNK, who were then 24 and 17 years of age, respectively, and who were born in PA and OH, respectively, are listed in the the 1850 census of Salt Creek Township, Holmes County, OH, in a household headed by John GILLEM.

    (3) A household headed by Barbara PEIFFER is listed in the 1880 census of Locke Township, Elkhart County, IN.

    Barbara is listed in the 1880 census as a housekeeper who was then 57 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1823. According to the 1880 census, she was born in PA, and both of her parents were also born in PA.

    Listed with Barbara is her son, Leonard, a laborer who was then 23 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1857. According to the 1880 census, he was born in OH, his father was born in W??rttemberg[, Germany], and his mother was born in PA.

    Also listed with Barbara is her son, Henry, a laborer who was then 21 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1859. According to the 1880 census, he was born in OH, his father was born in W??rttemberg, and his mother was born in PA.

    Also listed with Barbara is her son, John, a laborer who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1862. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, his father was born in W??rttemberg, and his mother was born in PA.

    Also listed with Barbara is her daughter, Margaret, who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1865. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IN, her father was born in W??rttemberg, and her mother was born in PA.

    (4) Barbara PFEIFFER is listed in the 1900 census of Locke Township, Elkhart County, Indiana, in a household headed by her son, George PFEIFFER.

    Barara is listed in the 1900 census as a a widow who was then 76 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in July 1823. According to the 1900 census, she was born in OH, and both of her parents were born in OH. Also, according to the 1900 census, she was then the mother of seven children, five of whom were then living.

    (5) Joyce Sturdivant :

    [Obituary from unknown newspaper, unknown date]

    Mrs. Barbara Pfeiffer, wife of Augustus Pfeiffer, residing in Lock Township, died last Tuesday (7/24/1903) of paralysis after an illness of 3 days.

    She was 80 years old, and was born in Pennsylvania and moved here from Millersburg, Ohio about 45 years ago.

    Five sons & 1 daughter survive her. The funeral took place last Thursday at South Union, under the direction of Walter & Lachman.

    (6) www.findagrave.com:

    Barbara Pfeiffer
    Birth: 1823
    Death: 1903

    Family links: Children: Leonard Pfeiffer (1857 - 1946), Henry Pfeiffer (1859 - 1935)

    Burial: South Union Cemetery, Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA

    Created by: Linda K
    Record added: Oct 27, 2011
    Find A Grave Memorial# 79363384

    Notes:

    (1) Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, Comp., Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900 [database online], Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001:

    PFEIFFER, AUGUST
    Spouse: SHANK, BARBARA
    Marriage Date: 4 May 1852
    County: Holmes
    State: OH

    Children:
    1. George PFEIFFER was born on 7 Apr 1853 in OH; died on 11 Aug 1926 in Elkhart County, IN; was buried in Elkhart County, IN.
    2. Susanna PFEIFFER was born on 6 Nov 1855 in OH; died on 31 Mar 1888 in Marshall County, IN.
    3. John Leonard PFEIFFER was born on 4 Feb 1857 in Millersburg, Holmes County, OH; died on 18 Jan 1946 in Elkhart County, IN; was buried in Elkhart County, IN.
    4. Henry PFEIFFER was born on 1 Mar 1859 in OH; died on 26 Sep 1935 in Warsaw, Kosciusko County, IN; was buried in South Union Cemetery, Napanee, Elkhart County, IN.
    5. 2. John C. PFEIFFER was born on 22 Jul 1861 in Elkhart County, IN; died on 19 Jan 1936 in Bremen, Marshall County, IN; was buried in South Union Cemetery, Napanee, Elkhart County, IN.
    6. Margaret PFEIFFER was born on 15 Sep 1864.
    7. Charles O. PFEIFFER was born in 1868; died in 1868; was buried in Elkhart County, IN.

  3. 6.  George STANLEY was born about 1834 in OH; died on 26 Feb 1878 in IN.

    Notes:

    (1) George STANLEY is listed in a household headed by Abel SAILOR in the 1860 census of Blue Earth City Township, Faribault County, MN.

    George is listed in the 1860 census as a farm laborer who was then 26 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1834. According to the 1860 census, he was born in OH.

    (2) A household headed by George STANLEY is listed in the 1870 census of Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN.

    George is listed in the 1870 census as a cooper who was then 36 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1834. According to the 1870 census, he was born in OH.

    Listed with George is his wife, Eliza, who was then 30 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1840. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IN.

    Also listed with George is his daughter, Elizabeth, who was then 6 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1864. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IN.

    Also listed with George is his daughter, Elliscinda, who was then 3 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1867. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IN.

    Also listed with George is his son, Isaac, who was then three months old; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1870. According to the 1870 census, he was born in IN.

    George married Eliza A. MORRIS on 3 Dec 1863 in Elkhart County, IN. Eliza (daughter of Isaac MORRIS, II and Elizabeth SAILOR) was born on 13 Jul 1840 in Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN; died on 13 Sep 1926 in Marshall County, IN. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Eliza A. MORRIS was born on 13 Jul 1840 in Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN (daughter of Isaac MORRIS, II and Elizabeth SAILOR); died on 13 Sep 1926 in Marshall County, IN.

    Other Events:

    • AFN: WTXH-80

    Notes:

    (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

    NOTES:

    Per the Civil War Pension File of Cornelius MORRIS, brother of Eliza, their parents were both born in OHIO. Since Eliza was born in OHIO about 1842, compiler has made the assumption that her parent were born there, then moved to Elkhart County, IN between 1842 and 1845 where Cornelius was born in December, 1845.

    Per Emma PFEIFFER, the granddaughter of Eliza, Eliza was first married to Mr. STANLEY, then later to a Mr. SNIDER. . . . The information in her brother's pension file indicates that the MORRIS family remained in Elkhart County most of their lives. It would seem that Eliza moved to Marshall County after one of her marriages, since her daughter, Elscinda was married there.

    REFERENCES:

    1. Emma B. (PFEIFFER) GILCHRIST; 1790 E. 54th Street #225, Indianapolis, IN 46220. (grandau. of Eliza MORRIS)
    2. Civil War Pension File #719-829: Cornelius MORRIS, brother. National Archives, Washington, DC. (Copy owned by compiler/Emma GILCHRIST.)

    (2) A household headed by Eliza STANLY is listed in the 1880 census of Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN. [The compiler believes that Eliza's surname was really STANLEY.]

    Eliza is listed in the 1880 census as a widowed housekeeper 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 IN, and both of her parents were born in OH.

    Listed with Eliza is her daughter, Mary E., who was then 16 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1864. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IN, her father was born in OH, and her mother was born in IN.

    Also listed with Eliza is her daughter, Elicinda, who was then 14 years old; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1866. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in OH. [Note by compiler: the listing of OH as the place of birth of Eliza's mother is inconsistent with the listing of IN as the place of place of birth of Eliza STANLEY.]

    Also listed with Eliza is her son, Isaac, who was then 10 years old; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1870. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in OH. [Note by compiler: the listing of OH as the place of birth of Isaac's mother is inconsistent with the listing of IN as the place of place of birth of Eliza STANLEY.]

    Also listed with Eliza is her daughter, Emma, who was then 8 years old; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1872. According to the 1880 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in OH. [Note by compiler: the listing of OH as the place of birth of Emma's mother is inconsistent with the listing of IN as the place of place of birth of Eliza STANLEY.]

    Also listed with Eliza is her son, Willie, who was then 6 years old; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1874. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in OH. [Note by compiler: the listing of OH as the place of birth of Willie's mother is inconsistent with the listing of IN as the place of place of birth of Eliza STANLEY.]

    Also listed with Eliza is her son, Stephen, who was then 2 years old; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1878. According to the 1880 census, he was born in IN, and both of his parents were born in OH. [Note by compiler: the listing of OH as the place of birth of Stephen's mother is inconsistent with the listing of IN as the place of place of birth of Eliza STANLEY.]

    (3) Eliza SNYDER is listed in a household headed by her step-son, Curtis SNYDER, in the 1900 census of German Township, Marshall County, IN.

    Eliza is listed in the 1900 census as a person who was born in July 1840 and was then 59 years of age. According to the 1900 census, she was born in IN, and both of her parents were born in IN. According to the 1900 census, she had then been married 10 years and had theretofore given birth to 7 children, 4 of whom were then living. Her husband, Michael SNIDER, is not listed with her in this household; instead he is listed in the household next door.

    (4) Eliza SNYDER is listed in a household headed by her son-in-law, John C. PFEIFFER, in the 1910 census of German Township, Marshall County, IN.

    Eliza is listed in the 1910 census as a widow who was then 64 years of age; therefore, according to the 1910 census, she was born in about 1846. According to the 1910 census, she was born in the U.S., and both of her parents were born in the U.S. According to the 1910 census, she had theretofore given birth to 6 children, 3 of whom were then living.

    (5) Obituary, The Bremen Enquirer, Bremen, IN, September 16, 1926:

    Mrs. Michael Snyder Dies At Home Of Daughter

    Mrs. Michael Snyder, eighty-six years old, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Pfeiffer, with whom she had lived for the last five years. She had been ill for four months.

    Mrs. Snyder's maiden name was Elizabeth Morris. She was born in Elkhart county July 13, 1840, and was just eighty-six years and two months old at the time of her death Monday. December 3, 1863, she was united in marriage with George Stanley, who died Feb. 26, 1878. Six children were born to this union, three of whom survive - Mrs. Pfeiffer of Bremen, Isaac Stanley of Bloomfield, Montana, and James Stanley of South Bend.

    In October 1881, she was married to Michael B. Snyder, who died Dec. 10, 1906. One child was born to them, who died about eighteen years ago. She is survived by her two sons and one daughter and one brother, Cornelius Morris of Wakarusa. There are fifteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

    Funeral services were held at the Pfeiffer home Wednesday afternoon, Rev. D. A. Kaley of Salem Evangelical church officiating. Burial was in the South Union cemetery.

    [Note by compiler: If this obituary is correct, the decedent gave birth to a child when the decedent was about 68 years of age!]

    (6) www.findagrave.com:

    Eliza A Snyder
    Birth: Jul. 13, 1840
    Death: Sep. 13, 1926

    Burial: South Union Cemetery, Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA

    Created by: Karen K
    Record added: May 25, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 90704551

    Notes:

    (1) Ancestry.com, Indiana Marriage Records Index, 1845-1920, Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000:

    Elkhart County, Indiana
    Index to Marriage Record
    1850 - 1920 Inclusive
    Volume III
    Letters L - Q Inclusive
    Name: Eliza A. Morris
    Spouse: Geo. W. Stanley
    Marriage Date: 03 Dec 1863
    Book: 2
    OSPage: 179
    County: Elkhart

    Children:
    1. Mary Elizabeth STANLEY was born on 25 Sep 1864 in Wakarusa, Elkhart County, IN; died on 4 Jun 1918 in Bremen, Marshall County, IN; was buried in Bremen Municipal Cemetery, Bremen, Marshall County, IN.
    2. 3. Eliscinda STANLEY was born on 10 Aug 1866 in Wakarusa, Elkhart County, IN; died on 19 Sep 1948 in Bremen, Marshall County, IN; was buried in South Union Cemetery, Napanee, Elkhart County, IN.
    3. Isaac O. STANLEY was born on 4 Apr 1870 in Wakarusa, Elkhart County, IN; died on 20 Feb 1954 in Hubbard, Marion County, OR; was buried in Zion Mennonite Cemetery, Ninety-One, Clackamas County, OR.
    4. Emma STANLEY was born on 28 Mar 1872 in IN; died on 3 May 1898 in South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN; was buried in South Union Cemetery, Napanee, Elkhart County, IN.
    5. James William STANLEY was born in Jan 1873 in Starke County, IN; died on 18 Oct 1927 in South Bend, St. Joseph County, IN; was buried in Lambs Settlement Cemetery, St. Joseph County, IN.
    6. Steven H. STANLEY was born on 22 Oct 1877 in IN; died on 9 May 1886 in IN.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Augustin PFEIFFER

    Augustin married Maria Margaretha HAFFNER. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Maria Margaretha HAFFNER
    Children:
    1. 4. Johann Augustin Christoph PFEIFFER was born on 18 Jan 1810 in Marbach, W??rttemberg [now Baden-W??rttemberg], Germany; was christened on 19 Jan 1810 in W??rttemberg, Germany; died on 4 Dec 1871 in Nappanee, Elkhart County, IN; was buried in South Union Cemetery, Napanee, Elkhart County, IN.

  3. 14.  Isaac MORRIS, II was born on 7 Feb 1804 in VA (son of Isaac MORRIS, I and --- (MORRIS)); died on 17 Aug 1883 in Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN; was buried in Olive Cemetery, Wakarusa, Elkhart County, IN.

    Other Events:

    • AFN: WTX7-LL

    Notes:

    (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

    NOTES:

    The parents of Eliza MORRIS were not known until receipt of a copy of the C.W. Pension File of Cornelius MORRIS, her brother.

    Sarah MORRIS, in serving as informant for the death certificate at the time of Cornelius' death (1930) reported that his parents were Isaac and Elizabeth SAILOR MORRIS, and that both were born in OHIO. Per Emma GILCHRIST, great granddaughter of Isaac, Eliza was born in OHIO about 1842. Cornelius was born in Elkhart County, IN in December, 1845. Ergo, Isaac and Elizabeth were born and married in OHIO, then moved to Indiana between 1842 and 1845.

    REFERENCES:

    1. Civil War Pension File #719-829; Cornelius MORRIS, son. File located at the National Archives, Washington, D.C.

    (2) J. Douglas Sailor :

    The following appears in the history of Elkhart County, Indiana:

    "Olive Township in Elkhart County, Indiana, is in the western part of the county. This township was organized in the spring of 1836 by Cornelius Terwillinger, Jacob Sailor, Frederick Morris, Samuel and Levi Martin, and David Allen. Of the above named persons, Jacob Sailor was the first settler here, having arrived in the early part of 1834. The first election in the township was held in April 1837 at the home of Issac Morris. The voters were Daniel Michael, Jacob Sailor, Sr., Jacob Sailor, Jr., Samuel Martin, Moses Sailor, William Sailor, Cornelius Terwillinger, James Dodge, Issac Morris, Aaron Medders, and Frederic Morris. The latter three were sons-in-law of Jacob. "

    (3) A household headed by Isaac MORRIS is listed in the 1830 census of Enochs Township, Monroe County, OH.

    Because of the sketchy nature of the information in the censuses before the 1850 census, the compiler generally assumes that the oldest male in the household was the head of the household; that the oldest female in the household was the spouse of the head of the household; and that the youngest males and females, if any, in the household were the children of the head of the household. These assumptions may not be correct.

    Age ranges in the household headed by Isaac were as follows: 2 free white males under 5 years of age; 1 free white male between 20 and 30 years of age; 1 free white female under 5 years of age; and 1 free white female between 20 and 30 years of age.

    Assuming that Isaac was between 20 and 30 years of age in 1830, he would have been born sometime between 1800 and 1810.

    Assuming that Isaac's wife was between 20 and 30 years of age in 1830, she would have been born sometime between 1800 and 1810.

    Assuming that two of Isaac's sons were between 0 and 5 years of age in 1830, those sons would have been born sometime between 1825 and 1830.

    Assuming that one of Jacob's daughters was between 0 and 5 years of age in 1830, that daughter would have been born sometime between 1825 and 1830.

    (4) Isaac MORRIS was living in Elkhart County, IN no later than June 30, 1837, because on that date he received from the U.S. Government a land patent covering 40 acres of land in Elkhart County, IN; and that patent shows that Isaac was then "of Elkhart County, Indiana." The following information about that patent is from the Bureau of Land Management website at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov:

    Patent Description
    Names
    Patentee: ISAAC MORRIS
    Survey
    State: INDIANA
    Acres: 40
    Metes/Bounds: No
    Title Transfer
    Issue Date: 6/30/1837
    Land Office: La Porte
    Cancelled: No
    Mineral Reservations: No
    Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
    Document Numbers
    Document Nr.: 8148
    Accession/Serial Nr.: IN1750__.354
    BLM Serial Nr.: IN NO S/N
    Legal Land Description
    Aliquot Parts
    SWSW
    Sec./Block
    13/
    Township
    36-N
    Range
    4-E
    Fract. Section
    No
    Meridian
    2nd PM
    State
    IN
    Counties
    Elkhart
    Survey Nr.

    (5) Based upon information derived from the Bureau of Land Management website and from censuses after the 1840 census, it appears that Isaac MORRIS' household probably lived in IN at the time of the 1840 census. The compiler has not found a household headed by Isaac MORRIS listed in the 1840 census of Elkhart County, IN, but has found a household headed by Isaac MORRIS listed in the 1840 census of Kosciusko County, IN. (Kosciusko County, IN is south of and adjacent to Elkhart County, IN.] The compiler is not sure that the Isaac MORRIS household listed in the 1840 census of Kosciusko County is the household of "our" Isaac MORRIS.

    A household headed by Isaac MORRIS is listed in the 1840 census of Kosciusko County, IN.

    Age ranges in the household headed by Isaac were as follows: 2 free white males between 5 and 10 years of age; 1 free white male between 10 and 15 years of age; 1 free white male between 15 and 20 years of age; 1 free white male between 40 and 50 years of age; 1 free white female under 5 years of age; 2 free white females between 10 and 15 years of age; 1 free white female between 15 and 20 years of age; 1 free white female between 20 and 30 years of age; and 1 free white female between 30 and 40 years of age.

    Assuming that Isaac was between 40 and 50 years of age in 1840, he would have been born sometime between 1790 and 1800.

    Assuming that Isaac's wife was between 30 and 40 years of age in 1840, she would have been born sometime between 1800 and 1810.

    Assuming that two of Isaac's sons were between 5 and 10 years of age in 1840, those sons would have been born sometime between 1830 and 1835.

    Assuming that one of Isaac's sons was between 10 and 15 years of age in 1840, that son would have been born sometime between 1825 and 1830.

    Assuming that one of Isaac's sons was between 15 and 20 years of age in 1840, that son would have been born sometime between 1820 and 1825.

    Assuming that one of Jacob's daughters was between 0 and 5 years of age in 1840, that daughter would have been born sometime between 1835 and 1840.

    Assuming that two of Isaac's daughters were between 10 and 15 years of age in 1840, those daughters would have been born sometime between 1825 and 1830.

    Assuming that one of Jacob's daughters was between 15 and 20 years of age in 1840, that daughter would have been born sometime between 1820 and 1825.

    Assuming that one of Jacob's daughters was between 20 and 30 years of age in 1840, that daughter would have been born sometime between 1810 and 1820.

    (6) A household headed by Isaac MORRIES is listed in the 1850 census of Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN. [The compiler believes that Isaac's surname was really MORRIS.]

    Isaac is listed in the 1850 census as a farmer who was then 48 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1802. According to the 1850 census, he was born in VA.

    Listed with Isaac is his wife, Elizabeth, who was then 46 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1804. According to the 1850 census, she was born in OH. According to the 1850 census, she could not read or write.

    Also listed with Isaac is his son, Isaac, who was then 23 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1827. According to the 1850 census, he was born in OH.

    Also listed with Isaac is his daughter, Elizabeth, who was then 18 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1832. Her place of birth is not listed in the 1850 census. [Note by compiler: Also listed with Isaac in the 1850 census is his daughter, Eliza. It seems unusual for Isaac to have had two daughters with the same or similar given names.]

    Also listed with Isaac is his son, Stephen, who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1835. According to the 1850 census, he was born in IN.

    Also listed with Isaac is his son, Moses, who was then 13 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1837. According to the 1850 census, he was born in IN.

    Also listed with Isaac is his daughter, Eliza, who was then 10 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1840. According to the 1850 census, she was born in IN. [Note by compiler: Eliza was Eliza (MORRIS) (STANLEY) (SNIDER/SNYDER), who was born on 13 July 1840 in Elkhart County, IN, and died on 13 September 1926 in Marshall County, IN. See information about her elsewhere in this database.]

    Also listed with Isaac is his daughter, Mary, who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, she was born in about 1843. According to the 1850 census, she was born in IN.

    Also listed with Isaac is his son, Cornelius, who was then 5 years of age; therefore, according to the 1850 census, he was born in about 1845. According to the 1850 census, he was born in IN.

    (7) A household headed by Isaac MORRIS is listed in the 1860 census of Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN.

    Isaac is listed in the 1860 census as a farmer who was then 57 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1803. According to the 1860 census, he was born in VA.

    Listed with Isaac is his wife, Elizabeth, who was then 56 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1804. According to the 1860 census, she was born in OH. According to the 1860 census she could not read or write.

    Also listed with Isaac is his daughter, Eliza, who was then 19 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1841. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IN.

    Also listed with Isaac is his daughter, Mary, 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 IN.

    Also listed with Isaac is his son, Cornelius, who was then 15 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, he was born in about 1845. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IN.

    Also listed with Isaac is his daughter, Rachael M., who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1860 census, she was born in about 1853. According to the 1860 census, she was born in IN.

    (8) A household headed by Isaac MORRIS is listed in the 1870 census of Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN.

    Isaac is listed in the 1870 census as a farmer who was then 67 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, he was born in about 1803. According to the 1870 census, he was born in VA.

    Listed with Isaac is his wife, Elizabeth, who was then 65 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1805. According to the 1870 census, she was born in VA. According to the 1870 census, she could not read or write.

    Also listed with Isaac is his daughter, Eliza, who was then 19 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1841. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IN.

    Also listed with Isaac is his daughter, Rachel, who was then 17 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1853. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IN.

    Also listed with Isaac is Rosa MORRIS, who was then 7 years of age; therefore, according to the 1870 census, she was born in about 1863. According to the 1870 census, she was born in IN. [The relationship between Isaac MORRIS and Rosa MORRIS is not listed in the 1870 census. However, according to the 1870 census, Rosa was born when Elizabeth (SAILOR) MORRIS was about 58 years of age. The compiler believes that Elizabeth would have been too old, at age 58, to have given birth to Rosa; therefore, the compiler believes that Rosa was not a child of Isaac and Elizabeth.]

    (9) A household headed by Isaac MORRIS is listed in the 1880 census of Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN.

    Isaac is listed in the 1880 census as a retired farmer who was then 77 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, he was born in about 1803. According to the 1880 census, he was born in VA, and both of his parents were born in PA. According to the 1880 census, he could not read or write.

    Listed with Isaac is his wife, Elisabeth, who was then 75 years of age; therefore, according to the 1880 census, she was born in about 1805. According to the 1880 census, she was born in VA, and both of her parents were also born in VA. According to the 1880 census, she could not read or write.

    (10) www.findagrave.com:

    Isaac Morris
    Birth: Feb. 7, 1804, Virginia, USA
    Death: Aug. 17, 1883, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA

    Family links: Spouse: Elizabeth Sailor Morris (1805 - 1882); Children: Isaac Morris (1828 - 1905), Samuel Morris (1838 - 1838), Cornelius O. Morris (1845 - 1930), Rachel Morris Cothran (1853 - 1911)

    Burial: Olive Cemetery, Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA

    Created by: roots56
    Record added: Apr 28, 2011
    Find A Grave Memorial# 69048757

    Isaac married Elizabeth SAILOR on 24 Sep 1825 in Monroe County, OH. Elizabeth (daughter of Jacob SAILOR, Sr. and Esther CROW) was born on 28 Feb 1805 in Guernsey [later Monroe, now Noble] County, OH; died on 26 Jan 1882 in Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN; was buried in Olive Cemetery, Wakarusa, Elkhart County, IN. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 15.  Elizabeth SAILOR was born on 28 Feb 1805 in Guernsey [later Monroe, now Noble] County, OH (daughter of Jacob SAILOR, Sr. and Esther CROW); died on 26 Jan 1882 in Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN; was buried in Olive Cemetery, Wakarusa, Elkhart County, IN.

    Other Events:

    • AFN: WTX7-MR
    • Name: Elisabeth SAILOR

    Notes:

    (1) Elizabeth Ann Grubb:

    NOTES:

    The death certificate of Cornelius shows that Elizabeth was born in OHIO. Sarah MORRIS, wife of Cornelius, served as informant for the certificate. Eliza MORRIS, an older sister to Cornelius, was born in OHIO about 1842 and Cornelius was born in Indiana in 1845. Thus the MORRIS family must have moved to Indiana between 1842 and 1845.

    REFERENCES:

    1. Death Certificate of Cornelius MORRIS, son. Certificate is part of the Civil War Pension File #719-829; National Archives, Washington, D.C.

    (2) E-mail message dated May 18, 2000 from J. Douglas Sailor to J. Michael Frost:

    In regard to your recent posting concerning Elizabeth Sailor, m. I. Morris. I show them on my family tree, together with the children that you listed. Her sister, CHRISTINA, married his brother, I. A. MORRIS, and had the following children: Sara, Lena, male twins, Johnson, Cora, Emeline, Martha, William, and Jacob. I don't have the given names of the Morris brothers here in WA since all my reference material is in CA, where we will return in Nov. The following is an excerpt from my family history:

    After their marriage in 1800, Jacob and Esther [Crow] Sailor [Elizabeth's parents] moved to Stock, Nobel County, Ohio, as it is now known. At that time, the place where they settled was named Sailor's Run, in Guernsey County and later in 1815 when Monroe County was organized, it was included in that county. Sailor's Run is located on SR 260 in the extreme southeast corner of Ohio, about 25 miles north of the Ohio River, bordering on West Virginia. It is still a remote and sparsely populated area. The following is taken from the history of Noble County:

    "Sailor's Run, a stream flowing into Duck Creek, about two miles below Carlisle, is so named after Jacob Sailor, an early settler on this stream. Jacob's wife was Esther Crow, a sister to the Crow sisters who were killed by the Indians near Wheeling, Greene County, Pennsylvania in 1791. On Sailor's Run was the last Indian camp in this part of the country. It was occupied by a party of Indian hunters in 1812. None were ever seen after that year, all deserting the country to engage in wars. Jacob Sailor is said to have built the first hewed log house on the creek."

    All Jacob Sailor's children were born at Sailor's Run. When Jacob and Esther settled in the area in 1802, it was a wilderness. A portion of its surface is abrupt and hilly. Large quantities of tobacco were raised and much pork exported. Wheat and corn grow well in the western portion of Monroe County. Iron ore and coal abound. The valleys of the streams are very narrow, bounded by rough hills. In some places are natural rock grottoes or caves. The first settlement was made in 1799, near the mouth of Sunfish Creek. At this time wolves were numerous and caused much alarm.

    These were the conditions in Ohio when Jacob and Esther Sailor were raising their twelve children. Before 1830, they sold out to William Smith and moved to Elkhart County, Indiana with part of their family.

    The following appears in the history of Elkhart County, Indiana:

    "Olive Township in Elkhart County, Indiana, is in the western part of the county. This township was organized in the spring of 1836 by Cornelius Terwillinger, Jacob Sailor, Frederick Morris, Samuel and Levi Martin, and David Allen. Of the above named persons, Jacob Sailor was the first settler here, having arrived in the early part of 1834. The first election in the township was held in April 1837 at the home of Issac Morris. The voters were Daniel Michael, Jacob Sailor, Sr., Jacob Sailor, Jr., Samuel Martin, Moses Sailor, William Sailor, Cornelius Terwillinger, James Dodge, Issac Morris, Aaron Medders, and Frederic Morris. The latter three were sons-in-law of Jacob. "

    A bronze plaque in the Elkhart County Historical Museum in Bristol, Indiana commemorates Jacob Sailor as the first settler in Olive Township, Elkhart County."

    (3) www.findagrave.com:

    Elizabeth Sailor Morris
    Birth: Feb. 28, 1805, Monroe County, Ohio, USA
    Death: Jan. 26, 1882, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA

    Family links: Parents: Jacob Sailor (1777 - 1867); Spouse: Isaac Morris (1804 - 1883); Children: Isaac Morris (1828 - 1905), Samuel Morris (1838 - 1838), Cornelius O. Morris (1845 - 1930), Rachel Morris Cothran (1853 - 1911)

    Burial: Olive Cemetery, Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA

    Created by: roots56
    Record added: Apr 28, 2011
    Find A Grave Memorial# 69048826

    Children:
    1. Jacob MORRIS was born about 1826 in Monroe County, OH; died on 3 Oct 1862 in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY; was buried in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, KY.
    2. Isaac MORRIS, III was born on 5 Mar 1828 in Monroe County, OH; died on 21 Jan 1905 in Elkhart County, IN.
    3. Elizabeth MORRIS was born in Jan 1832 in Monroe County, OH; died in 1909 in Marshall County, IN.
    4. Stephen MORRIS was born on 18 Nov 1834 in Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN; died on 26 Sep 1888 in Marshall County, IN; was buried in Union Cemetery, Plymouth, Marshall County, IN.
    5. Moses MORRIS was born in Nov 1836 in Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN; died after 25 Jun 1900.
    6. Samuel MORRIS was born on 30 May 1838 in Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN; died on 30 Oct 1838 in Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN; was buried in Olive Cemetery, Wakarusa, Elkhart County, IN.
    7. 7. Eliza A. MORRIS was born on 13 Jul 1840 in Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN; died on 13 Sep 1926 in Marshall County, IN.
    8. Mary J. MORRIS was born on 13 Jan 1842 in Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN; died on 22 Jun 1907 in Elkhart County, IN; was buried in Olive Cemetery, Wakarusa, Elkhart County, IN.
    9. Cornelius MORRIS, Sr. was born on 9 Dec 1845 in Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN; died on 4 Nov 1930 in Elkhart County, IN; was buried in Olive Cemetery, Wakarusa, Elkhart County, IN.
    10. Rachel M.MORRIS was born in Jul 1852 in Olive Township, Elkhart County, IN; died on 20 Mar 1911 in Elkhart County, IN; was buried in Olive Cemetery, Wakarusa, Elkhart County, IN.