David Smith1,2

b. 23 December 1781, d. 18 August 1880
FatherStephen Smith3 b. b 1755, d. bt 30 Jun 1802 - 13 Aug 1802
MotherMaria Stroup4 b. b 1755, d. 1807
ChartsAncestry of David Kipp Melat
David Smith
     David Smith was born on 23 December 1781 probably near Freeburg, Penn Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.1,2 He was the son of Stephen Smith and Maria Stroup.3,4 He married Sarah Lane on 5 October 1809 in Sinking Creek Presbyterian Church, Potter Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. They were married by Reverand William Stuart.5 He married Mary Ann Pryer, daughter of John Pryor and Hannah Lovell.4,6 He died on 18 August 1880 in Franklin, Venango County, at age 98.1,2 He was buried in a quiet churchyard in Rockland, in the spot selected "by him years ago." However, his gravestone has not been located so it is not known in which cemetery he was buried [DKM, 2003].6
     David Smith was raised in Potter Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. [That part of Mifflin County became part of Centre County in 1800.] He learned the trades of miller and blacksmith. He also drove cattle in that area before his marriage.6,4
     In a Daily Derrick article celebrating David's life written a few months before he died, his early years were described as follows:

"Born of poor but honest parents, he followed the avocation of a farm lad until he was about fifteen years of age. He recalls his early boyhood with sweet recollections. He was taught that cites were whirlpools of vice into which the young were caught as innets. The only life he could comprehend or could believe to be of any worth, was the life of a farmer, living and dying under one roof. At the age of sixteen he started to learn the milling trade, and finished his apprenticeship after he served seven years in old Major Potter's mill in Centre County."7

     At the time of the departure of the Lewis and Clark Expedition for the Pacific Coast in 1804, David was anxious to accompany them. He started on foot for St. Louis to join the party, but while in Illinois, he learned of their departure, so returned to Pennsylvania. However, while on this journey, he visited Cincinnati when nothing but a stockade and a few log huts marked the site of that city, and he was where Chicago now stands when a large village of Indians lived and thrived there.6
     David's obituary gives an insight to this "frontier love" story:

"True love, even in those days, was not permitted to run smoothly, and for some reason or other Miss Lane's guardian refused Mr. Smith's suit, but with the energy that characterized him he would not give up, and one day when the lady was in the house by herself, he came up with his horses, told her now was the time, and she, entering heartily with his plans, mounted the horse with him, rode to the neighboring preacher, and were married."6

     David Smith was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census of Potter Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of 3 males 16-26, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26.8
     David Smith moved in the winter of 1818 from Centre County to Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, bringing his household effects on a sled. He brought no livestock except for two horses.9 He was the first blacksmith in Rockland Township.9 He purchased 250 acres in Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, from Bingham estate.10 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-45, 3 females under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 26-45.11 He held several township positions between 1820 and 1828 such as township supervisor, auditor, constable, tax collector and tax assessor.12 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania. The household consisted of 1 male under 5, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 40-50, 1 female under 5, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 20-30.13
     David Smith was "a strong supporter of the free school law and it was mainly through his earnest labor that the Township was carried for the free school system."6
     David Smith sold his land in Rockland Township in circa 1833 to Abraham Lusher.4 He moved his family across the Allegheny River to Sandycreek Township, Venango County.4 He purchased a tract of land located in Sandycreek Township on the banks of the Allegheny River at what became known as Smith's Bend.14 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census of Sandycreek Township, Venango County. The household consisted of 2 male 5-10, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 50-60, 1 female under 5, 3 female 10-15, 1 female 30-40.15 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census of Sandycreek Township, Venango County. The household consisted of David; his wife Mary; children Stephen, Hannah, Sioney, Martha, Louisa; and a boarder William Horoney, age 7.16 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census of Sandycreek Township, Venango County. The household consisted of David, his wife Mary, and daughters Hannah and Louisa.17 He sold his farm in Sandycreek Township in 1865 to the Eastern Oil Company.14
     David Smith moved to Franklin, Venango County.6 His home was at the corner of Liberty and 7th Streets and he lived there the rest of his life.6
     As to David's vocation, the Daily Derrick article notes that "Mr. Smith followed no particular line of merchantile business but was a speculator in many and amassed a fair fortune. From the time he moved to Franklin he "lead a retired life..., taking no special interest in anything except politics." That his obituary refered to him as David Smith, Esquire, a term usually reserved for attorneys or other highly educated, professional persons, reflects a certain position which he had attained during his lifetime.7,6
     "The first Methodist meeting ever held in Rockland Township was at his house, and for a number of years [he was] a class leader in that organization." He always took an active part in the affairs of the church and before a church was built the services were most often held at David's house.6 He and Mary Ann were also founding members of the East Grove Methodist Church in Sandycreek Township.18
     David spent the summer of 1876 near Philadelphia and frequently during the Centennial Exposition, this veteran of nearly one hundred years-"almost as old as the Republic itself-delighted to wonder and view the results of advances made by the nation during his lifetime." He was quoted as saying, "I was pleased with our country's progress. I am not ashamed of being an American."6
     Both David's obituary and the Daily Derrick article describe him in marvilously flowery terms. Both articles refer him as "Uncle Davy Smith" and then make note of his renown and popularity. The Daily Derrick article reads "the subject of this sketch is well known to every man, woman and child in the city. Respected by all and loved and venerated by the children as well as an army of friends." The obituary states that "Uncle Davy was a man of active habits and outspoken principles. He practiced what he preached, the poor and needy were never turned away from his door, and it was said without fear of contradiction that he had not an enemy anywhere."7,6 He was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census of Franklin, Venango County. The household consisted of David and his daughter Hannah.19
     Further, both his obituary and the Daily Derrick article describe David's last days. According to the Daily Derrick,

"He sits in his easy chair, his face whited by wintery blast of almost a century and cobwebbed by the wrinkles of ripened age, calmly meditating on the many scenes [several illegible words] memory of his long journey across the [several illegible words] sea of life. At times his face will brighten and his cheek color and warm; and his limbs seem to become vigorated. It is only momentary. When taking his memory for some long forgotten scene in his life of long, long ago, there is about him and upon him that immeasurable and indescribable alteration which brings back his childhood and gives him a daydream of youthful days following down through manhood, he again comes to the present and then happy vision disappears and leaves him with the thought of a well fought battle in life, in which he has gloriously conquered."

His obituary reported that "long and patiently did this grand old man sit in the fading twilight of life, awaiting the summons hence, always speaking cheerfully and trustfully speaking with knowledge born of perfect faith in our Lord and Savior."
     According to his obituary, "the end came peacefully and quitely and without a struggle, his aged spirit was gathered to his Fathers, after a long and weary journey--longer than that which generally falls to the lot of man."7,6

Family 1

Sarah Lane b. 1785, d. 1825
Children

Family 2

Mary Ann Pryer b. c 1805, d. 15 Jan 1876
Children

Citations

  1. [S212] Obituary of David Smith, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 19 Aug 1880, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  2. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 482 (biogrpahical sketch of David Smith). Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  3. [S277] Centre County estate records, #4504; Will #10, A:16 (Stephen Smith estate), Centre County Historical Society, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania.
  4. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 482 (biographical sketch of David Smith). Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  5. [S221] Centre County Historical Society, Centre County, (PA) church records (n.p.: n.pub.), Sinking Creek Presbyterian Church.
  6. [S212] Obituary of David Smith, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 19 Aug. 1880, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  7. [S568] "Franklin Fragments" (article on David Smith), The Daily Derrick, Oil City, PA, 9 Jun. 1880, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County.
  8. [S127] 1810 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Centre Co., Potter Tp., David Smith entry, National Archives, (3 males 16-26, 1 female under 10, 1 female 16-26).
  9. [S34] Unknown author, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania. Its Past and Present. (Chicago, IL: Brown, Runk & Co., 1890), p. 607 (Rockland Tp. sketches). Hereinafter cited as History of Venango Co. (1890).
  10. [S143] Venango County Deeds, D:69, 70; K:62, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  11. [S128] 1820 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Rockland Tp., David Smith entry, National Archives, (1 male under 10, 1 male 26-45, 3 females under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 26-45).
  12. [S34] Unknown author, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania. Its Past and Present. (Chicago, IL: Brown, Runk & Co., 1890), pp. 146, 148, 150, 151. Hereinafter cited as History of Venango Co. (1890).
  13. [S129] 1830 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Rockland Tp., David Smith, Esq. entry, National Archives, (1 male under 5, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 40-50, 1 female under 5, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 20-30).
  14. [S569] Unknown author, Atlas of the Oil Regions (n.p.: n.pub., 1865). Hereinafter cited as Atlas of the Oil Regions.
  15. [S130] 1840 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Sandycreek Tp., David Smith entry, National Archives, (2 male 5-10, 1 male 20-30, 1 male 50-60, 1 female under 5, 3 female 10-15, 1 female 30-40).
  16. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Sandycreek Tp., David Smith household, National Archives, (David Smith 64, Mary 44, Stephen 24, Hannah 21, Sioney 19, Martha 17, Louisa 11, William Horoney 7).
  17. [S155] 1860 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Sandycreek Tp., David Smith household, National Archives, (David Smith 75, Mary 69, Hannah 27, A.L. 21).
  18. [S34] Unknown author, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania. Its Past and Present. (Chicago, IL: Brown, Runk & Co., 1890), p. 679. Hereinafter cited as History of Venango Co. (1890).
  19. [S151] 1880 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Franklin, 1st Ward, Liberty St., David Smith household, National Archives, (David Smith 98, retired farmer, Hannah 51).
  20. [S570] Unknown author, Champaign County, Ohio Cemetery Records (n.p.: n.pub.), Oakdale Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Champaign Co., OH Cemetery Records.
  21. [S212] Obituary of Sarah Webber, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 19 March 1896, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  22. [S154] Will of David Smith will, Venango County Will WB 5:381, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  23. [S128] 1820 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Rockland Tp., David Smith entry, National Archives, (David Smith, 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-45, 3 females under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 26-45).
  24. [S212] Obituary of Jane Tibbins, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, Jan 1904, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  25. [S200] Loretta Barker DeSantis and Sally Glaser Dufford Mercer County Cemetery Inscriptions (Mercer, PA: Mercer County Genealogical Society, 1981), Sandy Lake Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Mercer County Cemetery Inscriptions.
  26. [S212] Obituary of Hannah Smith, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 8 Oct 1908, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  27. [S200] Loretta Barker DeSantis and Sally Glaser Dufford Mercer County Cemetery Inscriptions (Mercer, PA: Mercer County Genealogical Society, 1981), Oak Hill Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Mercer County Cemetery Inscriptions.
  28. [S212] Obituary of Martha S. Burgwin, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 10 October 1907, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  29. [S600] 1900 U.S. Census, Maryland, Caroline County, Denton, Floyd C. Ramsdale household, National Archives, (Floyd C. Ramsdale Nov 1836, NY, m. 40yrs.; Almira L. Dec 1837, PA, 9 child/9 lvg; Mary L May 1866, PA, music teacher; H. Judson Dec 1881, MD).

Sarah Lane1,2,3

b. 1785, d. 1825
ChartsAncestry of David Kipp Melat
     Sarah Lane was born in 1785.1,2,3 She married David Smith, son of Stephen Smith and Maria Stroup, on 5 October 1809 in Sinking Creek Presbyterian Church, Potter Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. They were married by Reverand William Stuart.4 She died in 1825 in Rockland Township, Venango County.1,2,3
     Sarah Lane was to have been the daughter of John Lane.5
     David's obituary gives an insight to this "frontier love" story:

"True love, even in those days, was not permitted to run smoothly, and for some reason or other Miss Lane's guardian refused Mr. Smith's suit, but with the energy that characterized him he would not give up, and one day when the lady was in the house by herself, he came up with his horses, told her now was the time, and she, entering heartily with his plans, mounted the horse with him, rode to the neighboring preacher, and were married."6 Sarah "shared the burden of this early pioneer life in this section" with David.6

Family

David Smith b. 23 Dec 1781, d. 18 Aug 1880
Children

Citations

  1. [S127] 1810 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Centre Co., Potter Tp., David Smith household, National Archives, (records 1 female age 16-26).
  2. [S212] Obituary of David Smith, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 19 Aug 1880, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, (states that Sarah was about 40 years old when she died in 1825).
  3. [S128] 1820 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Rockland Tp., David Smith household, National Archives.
  4. [S221] Centre County Historical Society, Centre County, (PA) church records (n.p.: n.pub.), Sinking Creek Presbyterian Church.
  5. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 482 (biographical sketch of David Smith). Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  6. [S212] Obituary of David Smith, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 19 Aug. 1880, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  7. [S570] Unknown author, Champaign County, Ohio Cemetery Records (n.p.: n.pub.), Oakdale Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Champaign Co., OH Cemetery Records.
  8. [S212] Obituary of Sarah Webber, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 19 March 1896, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  9. [S212] Obituary of David Smith, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, 19 Aug 1880, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  10. [S128] 1820 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Rockland Tp., David Smith entry, National Archives, (David Smith, 1 male under 10, 1 male 26-45, 3 females under 10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 26-45).
  11. [S212] Obituary of Jane Tibbins, Venango Citizen Press, Franklin, PA, Jan 1904, Pennsylvania Room, Franklin Library, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.

John Carner1,2

b. 29 January 1787, d. 21 December 1870
FatherJohn Kerner3 b. c 1750, d. 22 Jun 1819
MotherMagdalena (?)4 b. bt 1755 - 1765
ChartsDescendants of John Kerner
Descendants of Adam Stroup
Ancestry of David Kipp Melat
Relationship between David Kipp Melat and President Barack Obama
John Carner
     John Carner was born on 29 January 1787 in Penn Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania.1,2 He was the son of John Kerner and Magdalena (?)3,4 He married Susan Stroup, daughter of Adam Stroup and Eva (?), circa 1816.5 He died on 21 December 1870 in Rockland Township at age 83.1,2 He was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Rockland Township.1
     John Carner was raised in White Deer Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, and he lived there until circa 1815.6 Shortly after their marriage John Carner and Susan moved to Ferguson Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania.7
     John Carner and Susan Stroup moved to Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, in March 1827.8,9 He purchased 79 6/10 acres in Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, from the Bingham Estate for $110.70.10,9 He cut cord wood for thirty-one cents per cord to pay for it.9 He purchased an additional 45 3/10 acres in Rockland Township in 1855 from Elihu and Isabella Chadwick for $135.90.11 He worked on his farm during the summer and during the winter chopped wood.9 He was enumerated in the household of John Carner Jr. on the 1850 Census of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.12 He was enumerated in the household of John Carner Jr. on the 1860 Census of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.13
     Following John's death, his farm was sold to his son Jacob Carner in 1871. Jacob apparenlty sold the farm to Martin & Company, oil operators, for twenty thousand dollars.9,14

Family

Susan Stroup b. c 6 Oct 1793, d. 8 Jan 1844
Children

Citations

  1. [S98] Gravestone, John Carner, Pine Hill Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  2. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 639 (biogrpahical sketch of John Carner). Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  3. [S611] John Kerner file; S39.807; Revolutionary War Pension (Washington, DC: National Archives), age 68 years in 1818.
  4. [S277] Centre County estate records, John Kerner file, Centre County Historical Society, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania, (Renouncement of Administratrix, 17 April 1820).
  5. [S264] Venango County Registrar's Docket, Administrator's Account Book 3, p. 226 (estate of John Stroup), Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  6. [S139] John Kerner entry, 1815 Union County tax records, White Deer Tp.; Union County Historical Society, Courthouse, Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Union County tax records.
  7. [S227] John Carner entry, 1819-1925 Centre County Assessment Lists, Ferguson Tp.; Centre County Historical Society, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Centre Co. Assessments.
  8. [S121] John Carner entry, 1829 Venango County tax records, Rockland Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  9. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 639 (biographical sketch of John Carner). Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  10. [S143] Venango County Deeds, L:40, 1839, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  11. [S143] Venango County Deeds, O:152, 1855, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  12. [S137] 1850 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Rockland Tp., John Carner household, National Archives, (John Carner, 30; John Carner, 66; Sarah, 25; Elizabeth 2/12; Mary J. Grove, 10; Eli Carner, 15).
  13. [S155] 1860 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Rockland Tp., John Karner household, National Archives, (John Karner, 45, farmer; Sarah 35; Elizabeth 10; Eve 9; Albert 5; Jefferson 1; John 75, widower).
  14. [S143] Venango County Deeds, 83:161, 1871, Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  15. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), pp. 638-639 (biographical sketch of John Carner, Jr.). Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  16. [S615] George Y. Carner Family Bible, The Holy Bible (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); Gary M. Carner, Farmington Hills, MI, 1984. Hereinafter cited as George Y. Carner Family Bible.
  17. [S639] Adam Carner entry, Beaver County Death Register [1893-1905], Courthouse, Beaver, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Beaver Co. Death Register.
  18. [S150] Jacob Carner entry, Venango County Death Register [1893-1905], Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango Co. Death Register.
  19. [S155] 1860 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Indiana Co., Pine Tp., Joseph Glenn household, National Archives.
  20. [S665] Susan Domer, Death Certificate 96742 (30 Sep 1917), (informant: Susie D. Stroup (daughter)), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  21. [S612] "Military Record of Andrew J. Carner"; National Archives; Washington, D.C.. Hereinafter cited as "Andrew J. Carner Military Record."
  22. [S150] Eli Carner entry, Venango County Death Register [1893-1905], Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango Co. Death Register.

Susan Stroup1

b. circa 6 October 1793, d. 8 January 1844
FatherAdam Stroup2 b. b 1765, d. either in 1813 or 1814
MotherEva (?)3 b. c 1761, d. bt Nov 1843 - Jun 1844
ChartsDescendants of John Kerner
Descendants of Adam Stroup
Ancestry of David Kipp Melat
Relationship between David Kipp Melat and President Barack Obama
     Susan Stroup was born circa 6 October 1793 in Patton Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania.1 She was the daughter of Adam Stroup and Eva (?)2,3 She married John Carner, son of John Kerner and Magdalena (?), circa 1816.4 She died on 8 January 1844 in Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1 She was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1
     Shortly after their marriage Susan Carner and John moved to Ferguson Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania.5
     Susan Stroup and John Carner moved to Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, in March 1827.6,7

Family

John Carner b. 29 Jan 1787, d. 21 Dec 1870
Children

Citations

  1. [S98] Gravestone, Susan Carner, Pine Hill Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  2. [S127] 1810 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Center Co., Ferguson Tp., Adam Stroup household, National Archives, (Adam Stroup, 2 males age 0-10, 1 male 16-26, 1 male over 45, 2 females 10-16, 1 female over 45).
  3. [S130] 1840 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Rockland Tp., Daniel Stroup household, National Archives, (Daniel Stroup, Eva Stroup, age 79).
  4. [S264] Venango County Registrar's Docket, Administrator's Account Book 3, p. 226 (estate of John Stroup), Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.
  5. [S227] John Carner entry, 1819-1925 Centre County Assessment Lists, Ferguson Tp.; Centre County Historical Society, Bellefonte, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Centre Co. Assessments.
  6. [S121] John Carner entry, 1829 Venango County tax records, Rockland Tp.; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.
  7. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), p. 639 (biographical sketch of John Carner). Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  8. [S120] J.H. Newton, editor, History of Venango County, Pennsylvania and Incidentally of Petroleum (Columbus, OH: J.A. Caldwell, 1879), pp. 638-639 (biographical sketch of John Carner, Jr.). Hereinafter cited as 1879 Venango Co. History.
  9. [S615] George Y. Carner Family Bible, The Holy Bible (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); Gary M. Carner, Farmington Hills, MI, 1984. Hereinafter cited as George Y. Carner Family Bible.
  10. [S639] Adam Carner entry, Beaver County Death Register [1893-1905], Courthouse, Beaver, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Beaver Co. Death Register.
  11. [S150] Jacob Carner entry, Venango County Death Register [1893-1905], Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango Co. Death Register.
  12. [S155] 1860 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Indiana Co., Pine Tp., Joseph Glenn household, National Archives.
  13. [S665] Susan Domer, Death Certificate 96742 (30 Sep 1917), (informant: Susie D. Stroup (daughter)), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  14. [S612] "Military Record of Andrew J. Carner"; National Archives; Washington, D.C.. Hereinafter cited as "Andrew J. Carner Military Record."
  15. [S150] Eli Carner entry, Venango County Death Register [1893-1905], Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango Co. Death Register.

Edward Roberts1

ChartsAncestry of David Kipp Melat

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S285] Marriage License, Edward Robert and Mary Lloyd-Jones, General Register Office, London, England. Hereinafter cited as Marriage License.
  2. [S348] Letter from Flossie Sanford Coda (deceased) to Kipp Melat, undated; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

David Lloyd1

ChartsAncestry of David Kipp Melat

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S285] Marriage License, Edward Robert and Mary Lloyd-Jones, General Register Office, London, England. Hereinafter cited as Marriage License.

John Roberts1

b. 3 February 1843, d. 13 February 1917
FatherEdward Roberts1 b. 1 Apr 1819, d. 27 Sep 1885
John Roberts
     John Roberts was born on 3 February 1843 in Forden Parish, Montgomeryshire, Wales.1 He was the son of Edward Roberts.1 He married Anna Marie Lusher, daughter of John Lusher and Margaret Felmale, circa 1865.2,3,4 He died on 13 February 1917 in Rockland Township at age 74.1 He was buried in Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Township.5
     John Roberts enlisted in Emlenton, Venango County, as a foot soldier in Company L, Fourth Cavalry, Sixty-fourth Regiment with his brother.6 Since he received the 20-acre farm from his father, an unknown person sold his share of the remaining property to his sisters Sarah and Lizzie for $460.7

Family

Anna Marie Lusher b. Mar 1839, d. 1914
Children

Citations

  1. [S345] John Roberts, Death Certificate 19317 (14 Feb. 1917), (informant: J.E. Roberts), Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA.
  2. [S96] Gravestone, Anna Marie Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  3. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Rockland Tp., John Roberts household, National Archives.
  4. [S48] Mrs. Harold V. Linn, compiler, Daniel Smith, Pioneers Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, His Ancestry, His Descendants, and a Brief Sketch of Related Famlies (n.p.: n.pub., 1961), pp. 106-107. Hereinafter cited as Daniel Smith Book.
  5. [S96] Gravestone, John Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  6. [S348] Letter from Flossie Sanford Coda (deceased) to Kipp Melat, undated; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  7. [S143] Venango County Deeds, 153:442; 161:19; and 160:331
    , Registrar & Recorder's Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County Deeds.
  8. [S394] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of J. Donald Roberts (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1981 telephone conversation. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  9. [S96] Gravestone, Martha E. Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  10. [S395] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Ruth Persing Huff (Reno, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1982 telephone conversation. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  11. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Rockland Tp., John Roberts household, National Archives, (Anna is the mother of 5 children, 4 living).

Anna Marie Lusher1,2

b. March 1839, d. 1914
FatherJohn Lusher3 b. 29 Oct 1800, d. 19 Jan 1883
MotherMargaret Felmale3 b. Nov 1799, d. 24 Oct 1870
Mariah Lesher Roberts
     Anna Marie Lusher was born in March 1839 in Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1,2 She was the daughter of John Lusher and Margaret Felmale.3 She married John Roberts, son of Edward Roberts, circa 1865.1,2,3 She died in 1914 in Rockland Township.1,2 She was buried in Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Township.1

Family

John Roberts b. 3 Feb 1843, d. 13 Feb 1917
Children

Citations

  1. [S96] Gravestone, Anna Marie Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  2. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Rockland Tp., John Roberts household, National Archives.
  3. [S48] Mrs. Harold V. Linn, compiler, Daniel Smith, Pioneers Settler of Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania, His Ancestry, His Descendants, and a Brief Sketch of Related Famlies (n.p.: n.pub., 1961), pp. 106-107. Hereinafter cited as Daniel Smith Book.
  4. [S394] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of J. Donald Roberts (Franklin, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1981 telephone conversation. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  5. [S96] Gravestone, Martha E. Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  6. [S395] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Ruth Persing Huff (Reno, PA (deceased)), as told to Kipp Melat, 1982 telephone conversation. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  7. [S152] 1900 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Rockland Tp., John Roberts household, National Archives, (Anna is the mother of 5 children, 4 living).

Joseph Roberts1

b. 15 January 1845, d. 15 May 1869
FatherEdward Roberts1 b. 1 Apr 1819, d. 27 Sep 1885
Joseph Roberts
     Joseph Roberts was born on 15 January 1845 in Forden Parish, Montgomeryshire, Wales.2 He was the son of Edward Roberts.1 He was engaged to Mary Rena McMillan, a neighbor girl, when he died. He died on 15 May 1869 in Rockland Township, Venango County, at age 24.1 He was buried in Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Township.1
     Joseph Roberts enlisted at Emlenton, Pennsylvania in Company L, Fourth Cavalry, Sixty-fourth Regiment when the Civil War broke out. He was not old enough to be drafted, but insisted on going. When his step-mother tried to talk him out of it, he said that he could stop a bullet as well as anyone else. During the war, he reportedly had two horses shot out from under him, but was not hurt.3 After the war, Joseph Roberts took up carpentry.4

Citations

  1. [S96] Gravestone, Joseph Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  2. [S96] Gravestone, Joseph Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat, gravestone inscription reads "born in Thorbshire."
  3. [S348] Letter from Flossie Sanford Coda (deceased) to Kipp Melat, undated; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  4. [S121] Joseph Roberts entry, 1868 Venango County tax records, Rockland Township; Assessment Office, Courthouse, Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as Venango County tax records.

Thomas Roberts1,2

b. 15 March 1853, d. 17 November 1865
FatherEdward Roberts1,2 b. 1 Apr 1819, d. 27 Sep 1885
MotherMary Lloyd1,2 b. 23 Jan 1821, d. 31 Jul 1884
     Thomas Roberts was born on 15 March 1853 in Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1,2 He was the son of Edward Roberts and Mary Lloyd.1,2 He died on 17 November 1865 in Rockland Township at age 12. He died of black diptheria.1,2 He was buried in Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Township.2

Citations

  1. [S346] Edward Roberts family, The Holy Bible (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); Mary Sanford, unknown location. Hereinafter cited as The Holy Bible.
  2. [S96] Gravestone, Thomas Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.

Elizabeth L. Roberts1,2

b. 16 April 1854, d. 28 December 1859
FatherEdward Roberts1,2 b. 1 Apr 1819, d. 27 Sep 1885
MotherMary Lloyd1,2 b. 23 Jan 1821, d. 31 Jul 1884
     Elizabeth L. Roberts was born on 16 April 1854 in Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1,2 She was the daughter of Edward Roberts and Mary Lloyd.1,2 She died on 28 December 1859 in Rockland Township at age 5.1,2 She was buried in Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Township.2

Citations

  1. [S346] Edward Roberts family, The Holy Bible (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); Mary Sanford, unknown location. Hereinafter cited as The Holy Bible.
  2. [S96] Gravestone, Elizabeth L. Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.

Emma Roberts1,2

b. 12 November 1856, d. 14 December 1865
FatherEdward Roberts1,2 b. 1 Apr 1819, d. 27 Sep 1885
MotherMary Lloyd1,2 b. 23 Jan 1821, d. 31 Jul 1884
     Emma Roberts was born on 12 November 1856 in Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1,2 She was the daughter of Edward Roberts and Mary Lloyd.1,2 She died on 14 December 1865 in Rockland Township at age 9. She died of black diptheria.1,2 She was buried in Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Township.2

Citations

  1. [S346] Edward Roberts family, The Holy Bible (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); Mary Sanford, unknown location. Hereinafter cited as The Holy Bible.
  2. [S96] Gravestone, Emma Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.

David L. Roberts1,2

b. 1 December 1860, d. 10 December 1865
FatherEdward Roberts1,2 b. 1 Apr 1819, d. 27 Sep 1885
MotherMary Lloyd1,2 b. 23 Jan 1821, d. 31 Jul 1884
     David L. Roberts was born on 1 December 1860 in Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1,2 He was the son of Edward Roberts and Mary Lloyd.1,2 He died on 10 December 1865 in Rockland Township at age 5. He died of black diptheria.1,2 He was buried in Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Township.2

Citations

  1. [S346] Edward Roberts family, The Holy Bible (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); Mary Sanford, unknown location. Hereinafter cited as The Holy Bible.
  2. [S96] Gravestone, David L. Roberts, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.

Mary Elizabeth Roberts1,2

b. 12 May 1862, d. 7 April 1951
FatherEdward Roberts1,2 b. 1 Apr 1819, d. 27 Sep 1885
MotherMary Lloyd1,2 b. 23 Jan 1821, d. 31 Jul 1884
Lizzie Roberts Sanford
     Mary Elizabeth Roberts was born on 12 May 1862 in Rockland Township, Venango County, Pennsylvania.1,2 She was the daughter of Edward Roberts and Mary Lloyd.1,2 She married John Tuttle Sanford, son of William Sanford, on 31 May 1882.3,4 She died on 7 April 1951 in Rockland Township at age 88.1,2 She was buried in Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Township.5
     Mary Elizabeth Roberts and John Tuttle Sanford were moved to Homestead, Pennsylvania after their marriage where John worked in the steel mills. In 1889, they moved back to Rockland and lived on the farm which Lizzie inherited from her father. John later worked at the Eclipse Refinery and in the local oil fields. During the construction of the Franklin & Clearfield Railroad, he was employed by the engineering department as concrete inspector. His later life was spent in Akron, Ohio where he was employed by the Goodyear Rubber Company.3,6

Family

John Tuttle Sanford b. 12 Apr 1858, d. 12 Apr 1936
Children

Citations

  1. [S346] Edward Roberts family, The Holy Bible (n.p.: n.pub., unknown publish date); Mary Sanford, unknown location. Hereinafter cited as The Holy Bible.
  2. [S347] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Mary Sanford (Kennerdell, PA), as told to Kipp Melat. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  3. [S348] Letter from Flossie Sanford Coda (deceased) to Kipp Melat, undated; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  4. [S349] Carleton E. Sanford, compiler, Thomas Sanford Genealogy, 1634-1910 (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Company, 1911), 2:777. Hereinafter cited as Sanford Genealogy.
  5. [S96] Gravestone, Lizzie Sanford, Rockland Cemetery, Rockland Tp., Venango Co., PA; read by Kipp Melat.
  6. [S349] Carleton E. Sanford, compiler, Thomas Sanford Genealogy, 1634-1910 (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Company, 1911). Hereinafter cited as Sanford Genealogy.

John Tuttle Sanford1,2

b. 12 April 1858, d. 12 April 1936
FatherWilliam Sanford3
     John Tuttle Sanford was born on 12 April 1858 in Frenchcreek Township, Venango County.1,2 He was the son of William Sanford.3 He married Mary Elizabeth Roberts, daughter of Edward Roberts and Mary Lloyd, on 31 May 1882.1,2 He died on 12 April 1936 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio, at age 78.1,2 He was buried in Elliott Cemetery, Akron, Summit County, Ohio.1
     John Tuttle Sanford and Mary Elizabeth Roberts were moved to Homestead, Pennsylvania after their marriage where John worked in the steel mills. In 1889, they moved back to Rockland and lived on the farm which Lizzie inherited from her father. John later worked at the Eclipse Refinery and in the local oil fields. During the construction of the Franklin & Clearfield Railroad, he was employed by the engineering department as concrete inspector. His later life was spent in Akron, Ohio where he was employed by the Goodyear Rubber Company.1,3

Family

Mary Elizabeth Roberts b. 12 May 1862, d. 7 Apr 1951
Children

Citations

  1. [S348] Letter from Flossie Sanford Coda (deceased) to Kipp Melat, undated; Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).
  2. [S349] Carleton E. Sanford, compiler, Thomas Sanford Genealogy, 1634-1910 (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Company, 1911), 2:777. Hereinafter cited as Sanford Genealogy.
  3. [S349] Carleton E. Sanford, compiler, Thomas Sanford Genealogy, 1634-1910 (Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Company, 1911). Hereinafter cited as Sanford Genealogy.
  4. [S347] First-hand knowledge and personal recollections of Mary Sanford (Kennerdell, PA), as told to Kipp Melat. Notes in Personal Files (Fairfax, Virginia).

(?) Jones1

     (?) Jones married Mary Lloyd, daughter of David Lloyd.1

Family

Mary Lloyd b. 23 Jan 1821, d. 31 Jul 1884

Citations

  1. [S285] Marriage License, Edward Robert and Mary Lloyd-Jones, General Register Office, London, England. Hereinafter cited as Marriage License.

Christina Spies1

b. 9 September 1853, d. before 1900
FatherHenry Spies1 b. c 1825, d. bt 1866 - 1869
MotherBarbara Wickenhauser1,2 b. May 1827, d. 5 Jul 1900
     Christina Spies was born on 9 September 1853 in Buffalo, New York.2,1 She was the daughter of Henry Spies and Barbara Wickenhauser.1,2 She was baptized on 31 October 1853 in St. Peter's German Evangelical Church, Buffalo, New York. Witnesses for the baptism were Christian Stubgen, Johann Schlar?eiss.2 She died before 1900.3

Citations

  1. [S286] 1860 Census, New York, Buffalo, 6th Ward, Henry Spies household, National Archives.
  2. [S971] St. Peters German Evangelical Church Records, Buffalo NY 1847-1854, online http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~jillaine/stpeters/, Baptismal record of Christine Spies.
  3. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Manhattan, 434 E. Houston St., Barbara Spies household, National Archives, (Barbara had 8 children/6 living in 1900, all accounted for in 1900 except Christina and Susanna).

Louisa Spies1,2

b. circa August 1856, d. 4 July 1911
FatherHenry Spies1,2 b. c 1825, d. bt 1866 - 1869
MotherBarbara Wickenhauser1,2 b. May 1827, d. 5 Jul 1900
     Louisa Spies was born circa August 1856 in Buffalo, New York.1,2 She was the daughter of Henry Spies and Barbara Wickenhauser.1,2 She died on 4 July 1911 in Bronx, New York.3
     Louisa Spies was enumerated in the household of Barbara Boelin on the 1900 Census of Bronx Borough, New York City.4 She was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census of Bronx Borough, New York City, New York. The household consisted of Louisa, her sister Caroline, and nephews Ferdinand Boelin and Charles Spies.5 She was a manager at a confectionery store in Bronx Borough in 1910.5

Citations

  1. [S286] 1860 Census, New York, Buffalo, 6th Ward, Henry Spies household, National Archives.
  2. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Bronx, 834 E. 138th St., Barbara Boehin household, National Archives, (records birthdate as Aug. 1860).
  3. [S764] New York City Death Index, online http://stevemorse.org/vital/nydeath.html, Louisa C. Spies, 55y, 4 July 1911, Bronx, #3800.
  4. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Bronx, 834 E. 138th St., Barbara Boehin household, National Archives, (Barbara Boehin, Jan 1857, 3 child, widowed, NY/G/G, confectionary; Lucy, Sep 1879, NY/G/NY; Charles, Feb 1885; Ferdinand, Apr 1890; Louisa Spies, Aug 1860 NY, sister, housekeeping; Carrie Spies, Apr 1870, NY, sister, confectionary).
  5. [S580] 1910 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Bronx Borough, Louise Spies household, National Archives, (Louise Spies, 52, S, NY/Ger/Ger, manager, confectionary store; Carolyne R., 42, sister, S, NY/Ger/Ger, embroderess at store; Ferdinand, 20, nephew, NY/NY/NY, work: none; Charles W., 10, nephew, NY/NY/NY, school; John A. Franke, 28, boarder, NY/NY/NY, salesman).

Barbara Spies1,2

b. January 1857, d. 6 October 1906
FatherHenry Spies1,2 b. c 1825, d. bt 1866 - 1869
MotherBarbara Wickenhauser1,2 b. May 1827, d. 5 Jul 1900
     Barbara Spies was born in January 1857 in Buffalo, New York.1,2 She was the daughter of Henry Spies and Barbara Wickenhauser.1,2 She married Ferdinand Boehm on 19 January 1879 in Manhattan, New York.3,1 She died on 6 October 1906 in Bronx, New York, at age 49.4
     Barbara Boelin was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census of Bronx Borough, New York City.5 She and Caroline Spies were working in confectionery in Bronx, New York City, in 1900.5

Family

Ferdinand Boehm b. c 1850, d. 7 Jan 1894
Children

Citations

  1. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Bronx, 834 E. 138th St., Barbara Boehin household, National Archives.
  2. [S286] 1860 Census, New York, Buffalo, 6th Ward, Henry Spies household, National Archives.
  3. [S1273] New York Marriages, 1686-1980 for Barbara Spies, viewed at FamilySearch (familysearch.org).
  4. [S764] New York City Death Index, online http://stevemorse.org/vital/nydeath.html, Barbara Boehm, 49y, d. 6 Oct 1906, Bronx, #4953.
  5. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Bronx, 834 E. 138th St., Barbara Boehin household, National Archives, (Barbara Boehin, Jan 1857, 3 child, widowed, NY/G/G, confectionary; Lucy, Sep 1879, NY/G/NY; Charles, Feb 1885; Ferdinand, Apr 1890; Louisa Spies, Aug 1860 NY, sister, housekeeping; Carrie Spies, Apr 1870, NY, sister, confectionary).
  6. [S1273] New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962 for Henry Boehm, viewed at FamilySearch (familysearch.org).

Ferdinand Boehm1,2

b. circa 1850, d. 7 January 1894
     Ferdinand Boehm was born circa 1850.3 He married Barbara Spies, daughter of Henry Spies and Barbara Wickenhauser, on 19 January 1879 in Manhattan, New York.1,2 He died on 7 January 1894 in Manhattan, New York.2,3

Family

Barbara Spies b. Jan 1857, d. 6 Oct 1906
Children

Citations

  1. [S1273] New York Marriages, 1686-1980 for Barbara Spies, viewed at FamilySearch (familysearch.org).
  2. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Bronx, 834 E. 138th St., Barbara Boehin household, National Archives.
  3. [S764] New York City Death Index, online http://stevemorse.org/vital/nydeath.html, Ferdinand Boehm, 44y, d. 7 Jan 1894, Manhattan, #1192.
  4. [S1273] New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962 for Henry Boehm, viewed at FamilySearch (familysearch.org).

Lucy Boehm1

b. September 1879
FatherFerdinand Boehm b. c 1850, d. 7 Jan 1894
MotherBarbara Spies1 b. Jan 1857, d. 6 Oct 1906
     Lucy Boehm was born in September 1879 in New York.1 She was the daughter of Ferdinand Boehm and Barbara Spies.1

Citations

  1. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Bronx, 834 E. 138th St., Barbara Boehin household, National Archives.

Charles Joseph William Boehm1,2

b. circa February 1885
FatherFerdinand Boehm1 b. c 1850, d. 7 Jan 1894
MotherBarbara Spies1 b. Jan 1857, d. 6 Oct 1906
     Charles Joseph William Boehm was born circa February 1885 in New York.1 He was the son of Ferdinand Boehm and Barbara Spies.1 He married Gladys Naomi Frances Zabriskie on 10 April 1907 in Manhattan, New York.2
     Charles Joseph William Boehm and Gladys Naomi Frances Zabriskie were living in Bronx Borough, New York City, New York, in 1910 where "John" worked in a confectionary store.3

Family

Gladys Naomi Frances Zabriskie
Children

Citations

  1. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Bronx, 834 E. 138th St., Barbara Boehin household, National Archives.
  2. [S1273] New York Marriages, 1686-1980 for Charles Joseph William Boehm, viewed at FamilySearch (familysearch.org).
  3. [S580] 1910 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Bronx Borough, 18-PCT 32-AD, John W. Boehm household, adjacent to the Louisa Spies household (Series: T624 Roll: 997 Page: 180), National Archives, (John W. Boehm, 25, NY/Ger/PA, confectionary store; Gladys M., 19, md 3y, NY/Ger/Ger; Charles J.W., 2, NY/NY/NY; Roland J., 3/12, NY/NY/NY).

Ferdinand Wilhelm Boehm1

b. 4 April 1890, d. 29 December 1945
FatherFerdinand Boehm1 b. c 1850, d. 7 Jan 1894
MotherBarbara Spies1 b. Jan 1857, d. 6 Oct 1906
     Ferdinand Wilhelm Boehm was born on 4 April 1890 in Manhattan, New York.2,1 He was the son of Ferdinand Boehm and Barbara Spies.1 He married Blanche L'Asperches.3 He died on 29 December 1945 in Bronx, New York, at age 55.4
     Ferdinand Wilhelm Boehm was enumerated in the household of Louisa Spies on the 1910 Census of Bronx Borough, New York City, New York.5 He and Blanche L'Asperches lived in Bronx, New York, where Ferdinand worked as a switchman for the elevated railroad.3

Family

Blanche L'Asperches b. c 1895

Citations

  1. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Bronx, 834 E. 138th St., Barbara Boehin household, National Archives.
  2. [S1273] New York Births and Christenings, 1640-1962 for Ferdinand Wilhelm Boehm, viewed at FamilySearch (familysearch.org).
  3. [S702] 1920 U.S. Census, New York, Bronx, Bronx Boro., Maria L'Asperches household, National Archives, (Maria L'Asperches, 58, Fr/Fr/Fr, md, imm1889, housekeeper, private family; Andree, 22, NY/Fr/Fr, single, dau, embroidee, embroidery factory; Ferdinand Boehm, 29, NY/NY/NY, son-in-law, switchman, elevated railroad; Blanche, 25, NY/Fr/Fr, dau).
  4. [S764] New York City Death Index, online http://stevemorse.org/vital/nydeath.html, Ferdinand Boehm, 55y, d. 29 Dec 1945, Bronx, #19 (1946).
  5. [S580] 1910 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Bronx Borough, Louise Spies household, National Archives, (Louise Spies, 52, S, NY/Ger/Ger, manager, confectionary store; Carolyne R., 42, sister, S, NY/Ger/Ger, embroderess at store; Ferdinand, 20, nephew, NY/NY/NY, work: none; Charles W., 10, nephew, NY/NY/NY, school; John A. Franke, 28, boarder, NY/NY/NY, salesman).

Henry M. Spies1,2

b. December 1858
FatherHenry Spies1,2 b. c 1825, d. bt 1866 - 1869
MotherBarbara Wickenhauser1,2 b. May 1827, d. 5 Jul 1900
     Henry M. Spies was born in December 1858 in Buffalo, New York.3,2 He was the son of Henry Spies and Barbara Wickenhauser.1,2 He married Maria (?) circa 1896.3
     Henry M. Spies and Maria (?) were living in Manhattan, New York City, New York, in 1900 where Henry was a cooper.3 He and Maria (?) probably died between 1900 and 1905 as their son Charles is found living with his aunt Barbara Boehm in 1905 in the Bronx.3,4

Family

Maria (?) b. May 1872
Child

Citations

  1. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Manhattan, 434 E. Houston St., Henry M. Spies household, National Archives.
  2. [S286] 1860 Census, New York, Buffalo, 6th Ward, Henry Spies household, National Archives.
  3. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Manhattan, 434 E. Houston St., Henry M. Spies household, National Archives, (Henry M. Spies, Dec 1858, NY/Ger/Ger, md4y, cooper; Maria, May 1872, NY/Ire/Ire, 3child/1lvg; Chas, Nov 1899, NY/NY/NY; 1 boarder).
  4. [S1301] 1905 New York State Census, New York, Bronx, New York, Barbara Boehm household, unknown repository, (Barbara Boehm, 42, US, confectionary; Chas, 20, US, son, real estate; Beatie, 15, US, son, at school; Chas Spies, 5, US, boarder; Louise Spies, 40, US, boarder, housework; Caroline Spies, 37, US, boarder, embroidary (clerk); Jno A. Franke, 22, US, boarder, confectionary).
  5. [S8] Obituary of Charles H. Spies, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (undated clipping) 1977, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.

Maria (?)1

b. May 1872
     Maria (?) was born in May 1872 in New York.2 She married Henry M. Spies, son of Henry Spies and Barbara Wickenhauser, circa 1896.2
     Maria (?) and Henry M. Spies were living in Manhattan, New York City, New York, in 1900 where Henry was a cooper.2 She and Henry M. Spies probably died between 1900 and 1905 as their son Charles is found living with his aunt Barbara Boehm in 1905 in the Bronx.2,3

Family

Henry M. Spies b. Dec 1858
Child

Citations

  1. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Manhattan, 434 E. Houston St., Henry M. Spies household, National Archives.
  2. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Manhattan, 434 E. Houston St., Henry M. Spies household, National Archives, (Henry M. Spies, Dec 1858, NY/Ger/Ger, md4y, cooper; Maria, May 1872, NY/Ire/Ire, 3child/1lvg; Chas, Nov 1899, NY/NY/NY; 1 boarder).
  3. [S1301] 1905 New York State Census, New York, Bronx, New York, Barbara Boehm household, unknown repository, (Barbara Boehm, 42, US, confectionary; Chas, 20, US, son, real estate; Beatie, 15, US, son, at school; Chas Spies, 5, US, boarder; Louise Spies, 40, US, boarder, housework; Caroline Spies, 37, US, boarder, embroidary (clerk); Jno A. Franke, 22, US, boarder, confectionary).
  4. [S8] Obituary of Charles H. Spies, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (undated clipping) 1977, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.

Charles Henry Spies1

b. 24 October 1899, d. 10 May 1977
FatherHenry M. Spies1 b. Dec 1858
MotherMaria (?)1 b. May 1872
     Charles Henry Spies was born on 24 October 1899 in New York City, New York.1 He was the son of Henry M. Spies and Maria (?)1 He married Dorothy P. Young on 7 December 1921.2 He died on 10 May 1977 in Reno, Venango County, Pennsylvania, at age 77.1 He was buried in Lamey Cemetery, Oakland Township, Venango County.1
     Charles Henry Spies was living in Bronx, New York, with his aunt Barbara Spies Boehm in 1905 suggesting that one or both of his parents were desceased.3 He was enumerated in the household of Louisa Spies on the 1910 Census of Bronx Borough, New York City, New York.4 He was living in Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania, in 1920 with his Aunt Catherine Hoffman.5

Family

Dorothy P. Young b. 6 May 1902, d. 27 Nov 1982
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Obituary of Charles H. Spies, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, (undated clipping) 1977, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  2. [S8] Obituary of Dorothy P. Spies, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 29 Nov. 1982, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  3. [S1301] 1905 New York State Census, New York, Bronx, New York, Barbara Boehm household, unknown repository, (Barbara Boehm, 42, US, confectionary; Chas, 20, US, son, real estate; Beatie, 15, US, son, at school; Chas Spies, 5, US, boarder; Louise Spies, 40, US, boarder, housework; Caroline Spies, 37, US, boarder, embroidary (clerk); Jno A. Franke, 22, US, boarder, confectionary).
  4. [S580] 1910 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Bronx Borough, Louise Spies household, National Archives, (Louise Spies, 52, S, NY/Ger/Ger, manager, confectionary store; Carolyne R., 42, sister, S, NY/Ger/Ger, embroderess at store; Ferdinand, 20, nephew, NY/NY/NY, work: none; Charles W., 10, nephew, NY/NY/NY, school; John A. Franke, 28, boarder, NY/NY/NY, salesman).
  5. [S433] 1920 U.S. Census, Pennsylvania, Venango Co., Oil City, 3rd Ward, Charlton St., Catherine Hoffman household, National Archives, (Catherine Hoffman, 68, NY/Ger/Ger; Ida F., 38, single, PA/NY/NY, stenographer/Brundick Oil Co.; Charles Spies, 20, NY/NY/NY, laborer/barrel works).
  6. [S962] "Obituary of Doris Louise Reed," The Derrick (online), Oil City, PA, (www.thederrick.com), 8 Nov 2013. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  7. [S962] "Obituary of Thomas L. Reed," The Derrick (online), Oil City, PA, (www.thederrick.com), 4 Mar 2010. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  8. [S114] Charles H. Spies, Social Security Death Index, Master File, www.ancestry.com (Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999). Hereinafter cited as SSDI.

Dorothy P. Young1

b. 6 May 1902, d. 27 November 1982
     Dorothy P. Young was born on 6 May 1902 in Forest County, Pennsylvania.1 She married Charles Henry Spies, son of Henry M. Spies and Maria (?), on 7 December 1921.1 She died on 27 November 1982 in Forrest City, Arkansas, at age 80.1 She was buried in Lamey Cemetery, Oakland Township.1

Family

Charles Henry Spies b. 24 Oct 1899, d. 10 May 1977
Children

Citations

  1. [S8] Obituary of Dorothy P. Spies, The Oil City Derrick, Oil City, PA, 29 Nov. 1982, Oil City Library, Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  2. [S962] "Obituary of Doris Louise Reed," The Derrick (online), Oil City, PA, (www.thederrick.com), 8 Nov 2013. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  3. [S962] "Obituary of Thomas L. Reed," The Derrick (online), Oil City, PA, (www.thederrick.com), 4 Mar 2010. Hereinafter cited as The Derrick.
  4. [S114] Charles H. Spies, Social Security Death Index, Master File, www.ancestry.com (Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999). Hereinafter cited as SSDI.

Susanna Spies1

b. circa 1861, d. before 1900
FatherHenry Spies1 b. c 1825, d. bt 1866 - 1869
MotherBarbara Wickenhauser1 b. May 1827, d. 5 Jul 1900
     Susanna Spies was born circa 1861 in Buffalo, New York.1 She was the daughter of Henry Spies and Barbara Wickenhauser.1 She died before 1900.2

Citations

  1. [S287] 1870 Census, New York, Buffalo, 6th Ward, Barbara Spies household, National Archives.
  2. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Manhattan, 434 E. Houston St., Barbara Spies household, National Archives, (Barbara had 8 children/6 living in 1900, all accounted for in 1900 except Christina and Susanna).

Charles J. Spies1,2

b. May 1864, d. 30 September 1902
FatherHenry Spies1,2 b. c 1825, d. bt 1866 - 1869
MotherBarbara Wickenhauser1,2 b. May 1827, d. 5 Jul 1900
     Charles J. Spies was born in May 1864 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York.1,3 He was the son of Henry Spies and Barbara Wickenhauser.1,2 He married Helena Moelter, daughter of Adam Moelter and Magdalena Gothi, circa 1893.3 He died on 30 September 1902 in Manhattan, New York, at age 38.4
     Charles J. Spies and Helena Moelter were living in 434 East Houston Street, Manhattan, New York City, in 1900 where Charles was an ice cream manufacturer.3

Family

Helena Moelter b. Dec 1873
Children

Citations

  1. [S287] 1870 Census, New York, Buffalo, 6th Ward, Barbara Spies household, National Archives.
  2. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Manhattan, 434 E. Houston St., Charles Spies household, National Archives.
  3. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Manhattan, 434 Houston St., Charles Spies household, National Archives, (Charles Spies, May 1864, NY/Ger/Ger, md7y, ice cream manufacturer; Lena, Dec 1873, NY/Ger/Ger, 2child/2lvg; Charles, May 1894, NY; Margaret, Dec 1896, NY; living next to Adam Moulter, Apr 1843, Ger/Ger/Ger, md32y, night watchman, imm 1840, naturalized; Lena, Jan 1845, Ger/Ger/Ger, 5child/3lvg, imm 1840; Maggie, Jul 1878, NY/Ger/Ger, dau, single, waitress).
  4. [S764] New York City Death Index, online http://stevemorse.org/vital/nydeath.html, Charles J. Spies, 38, 30 Sep 1902, #28708 (1902).
  5. [S580] 1910 U.S. Census, New York, Westchester Co., White Plains, Ward 2, William A. Baldauf household, National Archives, (William A. Baldauf, 33, NY/NY/NY, md5y, own income; Helen, 36, NY/Ger/Ger, 5child/5lvg; William A., Jr., 3, NY/NY/NY; Raymond A., 2, NY/NY/NY; Charles J. Spies, 16, NY/NY/NY, step-son; Marguerite Spies, 13, NY/NY/NY, step-dau; Louisa, 9, NY/NY/NY, step-dau).

Helena Moelter1,2

b. December 1873
FatherAdam Moelter2
MotherMagdalena Gothi2
     Helena Moelter was born in December 1873 in New York.3 She was the daughter of Adam Moelter and Magdalena Gothi.2 She married Charles J. Spies, son of Henry Spies and Barbara Wickenhauser, circa 1893.3 She married Wilhelm Georg Baldauf on 9 November 1904 in Manhattan, New York.2
     Helena Moelter and Charles J. Spies were living in 434 East Houston Street, Manhattan, New York City, in 1900 where Charles was an ice cream manufacturer.3 She and Wilhelm Georg Baldauf were living in White Plains, Westchester County, New York, in 1910.4

Family 1

Charles J. Spies b. May 1864, d. 30 Sep 1902
Children

Citations

  1. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Manhattan, 434 E. Houston St., Charles Spies household, National Archives.
  2. [S1273] New York Marriages, 1686-1980 for Helena Moelter Spies, viewed at FamilySearch (familysearch.org).
  3. [S153] 1900 U.S. Census, New York, New York City, Manhattan, 434 Houston St., Charles Spies household, National Archives, (Charles Spies, May 1864, NY/Ger/Ger, md7y, ice cream manufacturer; Lena, Dec 1873, NY/Ger/Ger, 2child/2lvg; Charles, May 1894, NY; Margaret, Dec 1896, NY; living next to Adam Moulter, Apr 1843, Ger/Ger/Ger, md32y, night watchman, imm 1840, naturalized; Lena, Jan 1845, Ger/Ger/Ger, 5child/3lvg, imm 1840; Maggie, Jul 1878, NY/Ger/Ger, dau, single, waitress).
  4. [S580] 1910 U.S. Census, New York, Westchester Co., White Plains, Ward 2, William A. Baldauf household, National Archives, (William A. Baldauf, 33, NY/NY/NY, md5y, own income; Helen, 36, NY/Ger/Ger, 5child/5lvg; William A., Jr., 3, NY/NY/NY; Raymond A., 2, NY/NY/NY; Charles J. Spies, 16, NY/NY/NY, step-son; Marguerite Spies, 13, NY/NY/NY, step-dau; Louisa, 9, NY/NY/NY, step-dau).