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Index of published biographies from "History of Henderson county" 1882 H.H. Hill and company

Index of published biographies from "History of Henderson county" 1882 H.H. Hill and company

Posted: 6 Oct 2002 1:03AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Nov 2002 1:29AM GMT
I will do look ups, and post here on these published biographies from 1882 History of Henderson County:
Aiken, James M.
Allen, James M.
Allen , Joseph
Anderson, alexander
Anderson, James O.
Anderson,William W
Annegers, G. Henry
Annegers, Jr., Herman G.
Annegers, Sr.,Herman G.
Arthur, Martha
Atkins, John H.
Bailey, John A.
Bailey, William Stuart
Bainter, Peter C.
Barnes, J.E.
Barnes, Jed
Barnett, John
Beal, Perry
Beard, Dr. E.
Beaty, Ely
Beckett, Joseph
Biggs, John
Birdsall, Paul D.
Black, Albert
Black,Samuel Wilson
Black,William
Boden, William N.
Bolton, William
Bowen, John
Boyd, John R.
Brainard, Davis S.
Bredsford, Harrison
Britt, Zelota
Brock, John W.
Brokaw, Abram
Brokaw, Josiah
Brook, James William
Brook, John A.
Brooks, Benjamin F.
Bruen, John N.
Bryan, William P.
Bryans, David
Butler, James H.
Butler, Jesse
Campbell, John
Campbell, John
Carothers Jr., Andrew
Carothers Sr., Andrew
Carothers, Jacob
Carothers Jr., John
Caswell,Janes A.
Chandler, George W.
Chandler, John T.
Chard, William J.
Clark, Lemuel T.
Clover, Cornelius
Cochran, William
Cooper,Ephraim
Cooper, John
Cooper, R.
Correll, Richard
Cortelyou, William H
Cortelyou, R.V.
Cowden, George Henry
Cox, John G.
Crenshaw, J.W.
Cronch,W.A.M.
Cummings, John
Cunningham,James
Curry,George
Curts, John
Davidson, Francis Marion
Davis, Abner
Davis, Andrew J.
Dean, James Henry
Ditto,George W.
Dixson, George H.
Dixson, Joseph
Drew, Charles E.
Duncan, john C.
Duke, James
Duke, Lewis
Durling, A.
Eames, Thadeus
Edmunds, Marion
Edmunds, Oliver
Edwards, Adoniram
Edwards, Thomas R
Evans, Hamilton
Evans, John
Evans Jr., John
Fair, William
Filler, Jacob
Finch, William
Findley,Mitchell M.
Findley, William A.
Flack, Thomas S.
Foote, George M
Forbes, John
Ford, J.L.
Fort, John B.
Foster, John R.
Foulkes, Richard
Froehlich, G.F.W.
Gaddis, Robert W.
Garretson, P.S.
Gearhart,David
Genung,Joseph
Gibb, James
Gibb, Paul D.
Gittings,Clarence
Gittings, Benjamin B.
Gittings, William K.
Goempler, Peter
Goodnight, John
Gordon, Daniel M.
Gordon, Miles
Graham, Albert M.
Graham, Andrew G.
Graham,David
Graham, Russell
Graham, William B.
Green, Charles W.
Groom, Peter
Haffner,Charles
Hageman, James
Hall, Eugene A.
Halsey,James H.
Hamill, adam B.
Hamilton, B.F.
Hammock, William H.
Hand, Lewis H.
Hanna, William
Harris, Nancy
Harter, Isaac F.
Hartley, Joseph
Hazelwood, James H.
Herbert, J. N.
Hite, John
Hixson, Winfield S.
Hodson, Robert
Holmes, George W.
Hopkins, William T.
Howard, Thomas Andrew
Hugenschultz, John Henry
Hunter, Samuel
Huston, Matthew
Huston, Walter
Huston, W. O.
Hutchinson, Benjamin
Hutchinson, James C.
Jamison, George M.
Jamison, James W.
Jamison, John
Jamison, John C.
Jamison, William
Jamison, Wilson B.
Jennings, Jefferson H.
Johnson, Aaron
Johnson, J.M.
Kelly ,Henry L.
Kessel, John
King, Jacob R.
King, Joseph S.
Knox,James E.
Laird, John
Laut, George D.
Leinbach, Daniel
Linell, Joseph S.
Logan, John
The Lomax Family
Louden, William R.
Lovitt Sr.,John W.
Lovitt, O.P."
Lovitt, William J.
Maley, William M.
Marsden, William H.
Marshall, Alexander
Marshall, James A.
Marshall, Robert
Marshall, Robert W.
Marshall, William
Marston, Nathaniel
Martin, Judge Preston
Martin, N.R.
Martin, Robert J.
Martin, William F.
Mathers, Joseph
Mathers, Robert
Mathews, James
Maxwell, Thomas J.
Maygie, Joseph H.
Maynard, Lewis P.
McAllister, Harry F.
McCartney, David w.
McCurdy, George
McDill, John
McDill, Robert
McDill, Samuel
McDonald, Hugh
McDougall, John H.
McFarland, John
McKee, John
McKim, Frank
McKim, Marion
McKinley, Robert A.
McMillan, Robert
McMillan, William
McMurry, Thomas
McQuown, Arthur O.
McQuown, Isaac
McQuown, John R.
Michener, Joseph M.
Mickey, Robert
Mickey, Samuel
Milligan, Joseph H.
Milliken,Wesley
Mills,John
Mills, William H.
Montgomery, James
Montgomery, John H.
Morgan, George
Morgan, Thomas
Morris, William
Murry, David B.
Muskgrove, James
Negley, Jacob S.
Nelson, Alexander P.
Nelson, George C.
Nelson, J.C.
Nevius, John S.
Nevius, S.P.
Nichols, Isaac
Nichols, Peter
Nichols, Thomas
Odendahl,Frederick
Painter, Charles T.
Park, Cephas
Patterson, J.B.
Paul, M.A.
Paul, Melzay C.
Pearson, John E.
Peasley, James F.
Peasley, John S.
Pence, John A.
Pence, Thomas F.
Pendarvis, Lemuel A.
Pendarvis, William G.
Penny, W.H.
Peterman, Jacob C.
Peterson, James
Pfanstiehl, A.A.
Phelps, Nelson H.
Phelps, Stephen Sumner
Plummer, Samuel G.
Pogue, Eleazer
Pogue, John
Pogue, William G.
Pollock, James
Putney Jr., Ira
Randall, Roswell P.
Rankin, David
Rankin, James F.
Rankin, Samuel S.
Rankin, Thomas
Retzer, Jacob
Reynolds, Hugh A.
Reynolds, Hugh R.
Rezner, Eli
Rice, John H.
Rice, William C.
Richey, R.W.
Richey, T.G.
Robinson, William
Roderick, M.L.
Rodman, Robert
Rodman, William H.
Rogers, W.A.
Rose, Hirman
Rowley, John
Ruberts, R.W.
Ruple, S.H.
Russell, A.
Sage, Gideon
Salter, Hon. Paul D.
Schell, Charles F.W.
Schenck, Cornelius
Schenck, William J.
Schirmer, Herman
Scholtz, Justice
Schmitt, John
Shook, Dykeman
Shook, George W.
Short, Abner
Simonson, Garret
Simpson,Jonathon
Sloan, Adam"
Sloan, James"
Smith, Alexander M.
Smith, Asa
Smith, Eli W.
Smith, Samuel H.
Smith,Thomas C.
Smith, William E.
Spangler, Jacob
Stanley, Wyett
Steele, Cyrus W.
Stevens, John H.
Stewart, James G.
Stewart, Samuel M.
Swanson, John
Talliaferro, C.W.
Tharp, William
Thomas, Isaac
Thompson, William P.
Tolman, James Cary
Trask, E.H.
Van Arsdale, S.B.
Van Doren, William J.
Van Tuyl, W.E.B.
Vogt, George H.
Voorhees, Henry D.
Voorhees, Jaques
Wadleigh, Luke
Wagy, Abraham
Wagy, Lemuel
Walker, William C.
Wallace, William B.
Walters, John
White, James R.
Whiteman, David A.
Wiegand, William
Wilkins, Samuel
Williams, James M
Wolff, Rueben S.
Woodard, Alonzo
Woods, Richard H.
Woodside, Hugh G.
Young, Jacob and H.V."

Re: Index of published biographies from "History of Henderson county" 1882 H.H. Hill and company

Posted: 7 Oct 2002 8:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 13 Apr 2004 11:41PM GMT
I would like the information on William HANNA.

William Hanna Bio. from 1882 history of Henderson county

Posted: 8 Oct 2002 3:46AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 3 Nov 2002 1:29AM GMT
Surnames: Hanna, Crawford
Her it is, its a long one.
From "1882 History of Henderson County" pgs 120-123

William Hanna, says:" I was born June 19, 1827, in fayette county, Indiana. My mothers name prior to her marriage was Crawford. She had one brother and ten siters, ten of whom, including my mother, lived to be married, raiseing families amounting in the aggregate to eighty-seven children: forty-four boys, and forty-three girls. Each of the ten sisters was an honor and a blessing to the man who married her. My father showed his good sense by marrying a Crawford, although three of his brothers had married into the same family before he did. It was a trait of my father's family, when they had found a nest of good eggs to take them all.If there had been ten Hanna men, I have no doubtbut that all would of wedded Crawfords; true, the girls would have had something to say about it, too, but as my father and his brothers never asked for anything but what was right, they usually got it. Had this been the case, I have no doubt but that they would of succeeded, and the last one would have got just as good a wife as the first one. Mrs. Jeremiah Bake, my mothers youngest sister, who settled in Henderson county in 1836, will be remembered by all the old settlers as one of the best women who ever lived in the county. My father settled in Warren county in 1835, which then included Henderson county, near where Little York now is. Our family at that time consisted of father, mother, six children, and one hired man. We wintered the first winter in a log cabin 16 x 16 feet square, cooked ,ate, and slept all in the same room, and had plenty of space left to keep everybody who came to see us. My mother was noted for being a good cook, and having a faculty of making a stranger feel at home;people used to go out of their way to get to stay overnight with us; of course, we used short bedsteads. This reminds me of an incident, though a small matter itself, still it shows in a strong light the accommodating disposition of my father. We used the short bedsteads for some years after we had plenty o fhouse room. On one occasion, when there was a long, lank fellow, by the name of Robert Hutchison, whom the old settlers will remember as being about eight feet high, had come to see my sister; they called it sparking in those days. My father had showed him to bed, and as he did so , remarked:' Mr. Hutchison, I am sorry that we have'nt a bedstead about the house long enough to accommodate you, but I will shove a table up to the foot of the bed, and when you are tired of lying doubled up just run your legs out on the table and rest them.'
Whether Mr. Hutchison took this provision for his comfort as kindley as my father meant it, I never knew,but I do know that he did not marry my sister; however, he did as well , perhaps, by marryng my cousin, Elizabeth Hanna. My father gave his children as good an education as the county afforded at that time. In the winter of 1835-6, the people of our neighborhood built a school-house of round logs, with greased paper for windows, instead of glass, hewed puncheons for seats, and a door hung with leather hinges. I commenced my education in that house, with a dirt floor under me, in 1835, and finished at pleasant Green in a frame school-house twelve years later, having learned about all the teachers of those days were capable of teaching in a district school at that time. In fact , the teachers had to study of nights and Sundas to keep ahead of the scholars. The worst of it all is, I have had to unlearn a great portion of what little I had learned at school. For instance, geography taught me there were twenty-seven states in the union, and that the 'great American desert' commenced at the Missouri river, and extended to the Rocky mountains. A glance at a map of to-day stamps the atlas that istudied as an unmitigated fraud. I drove an ox team across the plains to California in 1849; made a few thousand dollars at mining and keeping 'ranch' returning in 1851.
"I married Miss Sarah Findlay, daughter of James Findlay, who settled in warren county in 1832. We have two children living and one dead. Our son is known as J. Ross Hanna. I settled on a farm of my own in Henderson countyin 1851, and followed farming on what is known as Cedar farm until the fall of 1864, when , being somewhat disgusted with the kind of implements farmers had to work with, especially plows and cultivators, I resolved to go into the manufacturing business. In that year, Messrs. W. S. Weir, Dr. W. B. Boyd, and myself, formed a joint stock company for the purpose of manufacturing farm implements, witha capital stock of $25,000. At the end of fourteen years we found our capital had inceased to $1,000,000 after having paid dividends to the amount of $163,000. In order to do this we have had to make good goods and lots of them, and in as much as we warranted our goods to give perfect satisfaction or no sale, I flatter myself that wehave been doing some good, not only to ourselves, but to our fellow men. We have a shop capacity for about six hundred men, and still we have a demand for all we can make. I am now president of the Monmouth Mining and Manufacturing Company, and have been for some years. Since my connection with it we have gradually been paying off the indebtedness, and we are now, although about $19,000 in debt, increasing our capacity about fifty per cent, by yearly enlarging our buildings and putting up more kilns. We have learned, by seven or eight years' experience, how to make good goods. this gives us a demand for all we can make, and more too. There is no investment that a farmer can make which will bring a better return than to buy tiling and under drain his land. I am , and have been , president of the Monmouth National Bank for seven or eight years past. While I can compliment our patrons on the fact that we have lost less than $500 by them in all this time, I am proud to be able to say that we have not lost anything by us, and I trust they never will. I am now engaged in building a railroad from Peoria, Illinois, to Kiethsburg, on the Mississippi. We commenced this enterprise in 1875. I was elected president at our first meeting , which position I still hold. we commenced with an empty treasury, and have held our own pretty well ever since. I speak advisedly on this point, as I am treasurer as well as president. We now have twenty-five miles of road completed and are running two trains daily each way from Peoria to Farmington. We have most of the grading done on the entire, ties paid for, and the bridging completed for fifty miles, costing us so far about $450,000, and bonded no debt, except for $13,000. To every man who subscribes a dollar or more, we issue certificates entitling the holder to a credit of twenty-five per cent on each bill for freight, or in payment for one-thousand mile tickets, so that all subscribers will lose will be the interest on their subscription from the time they pay it until they can ride or ship it out. When this is done, who will own the road ?do you ask. I answer that the men who had the nerve to advance the necessary money, until such time and to such a point as will enable them to realize on their bonds. I have been twice the mayor of the city of Monmouth. In matters of religion, I believe that the grace of God will finally restore to happiness the whole family of mankind. I believe that holiness and happiness are inseparably connected, and thatthe only way to be happy is to be good. I have never connected myself with any church or religious society, neither with a secret organization of any kind. I was born a democrat, raised a democrat, and expect to die a democrat, if the old party does not die before I do. I would like to say a few words to those who are finding fault with railroad, banking, and manufacturing corporations, and middle men generally. I have been on both sides of the counter, and know of a truth how it is by experience, the best of teachers. I have plowed corn from early morn till dewy eve, row by row, three times in a row with an old rusty iron shovel, bought directly from the county blacksmith, which I had stocked myself, without the intervention of a middle-man, and fed the corn thus raised to hogs, and sold them in the metropolis of Henderson county for $1.50 per hundred, net . I have swung the cradle to cut our wheat, bound it with bloody fingers, threshed it out by driving horses over it, with an ox team hauled it to market to Chicago, 200 miles away, and sold it for forty-six cents a bushel. I know by experience that we had not one-tenth of the luxuries we now have. The fact is ,railroads have made this country, and a combination of capital has enabled manufacturers to put in improved machinery and manufacture goods of a quality and at a price never dreamed of by a cross-roads mechanic. The true policy, in my opinion, and I charge nothing for it , is for every man to follow the vocation for which he is best fitted by nature, if it is nothing but raising popcorn, and exchange his products with some one who is better fitted to supply his other wants. Every article should be raised or manufactured where it can be the best and cheapest , and sold where it will bring the greatest net results, without restrictions in any way, or, in other words, free trade between man and man, this wide world over."

Re: William Hanna Bio. from 1882 history of Henderson county

Posted: 9 Oct 2002 1:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Jan 2004 8:30PM GMT
Thanks for posting this information. The Mrs. Jeremiah
BAKE listed is my husband's gggrandmother. I don't know, however, which of her sisters (maiden name CRAWFORD) married William Hanna's father.

Re: Index of published biographies from "History of Henderson county" 1882 H.H. Hill and company

Posted: 26 Oct 2002 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Young, Jung, Albrecht
Would you have any information on the Crystal Lake Club which was also called the New Crystal Lake Club.

My great grandfather (N.S. Jung/Young) was the founding president of this club.

Re: Index of published biographies from "History of Henderson county" 1882 H.H. Hill and company

Posted: 30 Oct 2002 3:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Nov 2002 1:29AM GMT
Surnames: Young
Jenifer,
No I dont, the index does not have any info on the Crystal lake club .

Joe Mondorf

Re: Index of published biographies from "History of Henderson county" 1882 H.H. Hill and company

Jenifer Young (View posts)
Posted: 30 Oct 2002 4:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for checking Joe. Appreciate it!

Re: Index of published biographies from "History of Henderson county" 1882 H.H. Hill and company

Posted: 1 Nov 2002 11:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Jan 2003 4:56PM GMT
Hi, Joe. Is this the only volume of Histories? Our great great grandfather Jerome Timothy Watrous was a long time resident of Terre Haute/Disco Illinois. He was a surveyor and a teacher. He was raised by Benjamin Gittings and together Jerome, Benjamin Gittings and Rufus Richardson migrated to Terre Haute. Later, Jerome's daughter Sarah Rebecca Watrous married Clarence Roland Gittings who was a two term state senator from Illinois. I did find a biographical sketch for him. Both Sarah Rebecca Watrous Gittings and Mary Ellen Byrnes (adopted soldier's orphan by Jerome and mary Watrous) taught at the Gittings Seminary. Is there historical information about this school with (wish wish) photgraphs of the faculty. All of these things took place after 1844 and well into the 1920s.

Perhaps the Benjamin Gittings in your list is the one I need. Would love to have his information.

Thanks so much. Sandy Watrous

Re: Index of published biographies from "History of Henderson county" 1882 H.H. Hill and company

Posted: 5 Nov 2002 2:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gittings/Watrous
Hello Sandra,
I am not from Henderson county,not sure what all resoures are available but,There are more years history, I checked the 1911 History also, no,luck though on Watrous , In Hancock county the Gitting's family donated a plot for a cemetery, there may be information in Hancock county also not sure,My family was said to be from Hancock and later found to actually be in Terre Haute,Henderson county, Here is the bio. of Benjamin Gitting:

Benjamin Berry Gittings was born in Union county , Kentucky, Oct 6, 1828. He is the son of Wm. H. and Eleanor Gittings. He removed with his father from Kentucky to Illinois in 1834, and settled with him in 1839 in Henderson county. Where he grew to Manhood, inured to hard toil. While riding over the old homestead with the writer, he pointed out fields which he broke when a boy. The old homestead consisted of more than 1,000 acres. September 28, 1854, He married Miss Sarah ann Howard, Daughter of Thomas and Martha Howard , of Monticello, Missouri. she was born in Kentucky , June 16, 1834. They have no children ; are members of the Catholic church. Mr. Gittings is a Democrat in politics. a few years ago he was so unfortunate as to be stricken by paralysis, from which he has only partially recovered.

If you would like the info on William Gittings I will post it also , sorry this is all I have , hope it helps

Gömpler/Goempler in Philippsthal/Werra und Oquawka, Illinois

Wolfg. G. Fischer (View posts)
Posted: 8 Nov 2002 10:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Der Maurer (Johann) Peter Gömpler (oo Amalie Fechter) ließ in Philippsthal vor seiner Auswanderung fünf Kinder taufen, von denen die beiden ältesten auch noch hier starben:

1. Johann Heinrich Justus, * 3. Nov. 1846, + 3. Dez. 1846

2. Anna Margaretha, * 15. Apr. 1848, + 8. Jan. 1849

3. Justus Adam, * 27. Juli 1850

4. Elisabeth Luise, * 26. März 1853 (Patinnen: Elisabeth Wiegand, Ehefrau des Schmieds Wilhelm Wiegand in Amerika, und dessen Tochter Luise), oo Jacob Guyer aus Keokuk

5. Elisabeth, * 26. März 1853 (= Emma, oo George Rodmaker?).

Seine Schwester Maria, oo 1854 Charles Haffner, wurde am 5. Aug. 1836 in Haus Nr. 65 als Tochter des Maurers Johann Justus Gömpler und der Amalie geb. Schlotzhauer geboren.
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