from the Rockport Journal, June 18 1930 Walter Abbott with William Bunner came to the aid of women and children in a house fire
MRS NORA ASHIRE, died Saturday morning in Chicago Ill., after an illness of pneumonia and hardening of the arteries. Mrs Abshire was 82 years of age. The body was shipped to Richland City, arriving at that place Sunday night. The remains were interred in the Pleasant Valley cemetery Tuesday Afternoon. She is survived by three sons, Richard L., Daniel and J W Abshire and six grand-children from the Rockport Democrat April 8 1921 (ls)
ALLEN Mrs RHODA ALLEN, aged seventy-six years died Monday Morning at her home near Enterprise. She was the widow of the late James H Allen, prominent Luce township farmer., and was living at the old homestead with her daughter Mrs William Blair. The burial took place Wednesdday afternoon at Richardson cemetery. Mrs Allen had been an invalid for several months and during that time was injured by a fall which hastened her death from the Rockport Democrat 6/17/1910 (ls)
H. L. AMBROSE, M. D., is a native of Hartford, Ohio Co., Ky., his birth occurring June 22, 1843. He is the youngest in family of seven children born to Jacob and Maria (James) Ambrose, both natives of Kentucky. Jacob Ambrose was reared, educated and married in his native State, following cabinet-making and furniture dealinguntil his death, which occurred in Muhlenburgh County in the spring of 1879, preceded by his wife in Ohio County about the year 1854. The immediate subject of this biography, H. L. Ambrose, received more than tue ordinary education inyouth, and on the breaking out of the Rebellion in 1861 enlisted in Company F, Third Kentucky Cavalry, was wounded at Shiloh and also at Tunnel Hill, and served until the close of the war. He then clerked in a dry goods house at Evansville for a time, then began the study of medicine at Owensboro, Ky., with Dr. A. C. Wood. The session of 1866-67 he attended the Medical University at Ann Arbor, Mich., and the spring of1869 graduated. From 1874 to 1880 he was connected with Dr. I. L. Milner in the practice of his profession at Rockport, since when he has been alone. He has acquired a comfortable practice, and as a physician ranks second to none in the county. He is a stanch advocate of the principles of the Republican party; is a member of the K. ofP. and G. A. R. fraternities, and himself and wife belong to the Presbyterian Church. April 5, 1874, he wedded Johann*? daughter of Ziba H. Cook, a prominent early settler of Evansville, and two children have been born to them, named John G. and Edward P. from Biographical Sketches OHIO TOWNSHIP. History of Spencer Co., IN
JOSEPH D. ARMSTRONG, ex-County Auditor, was born February 27, 1837, in Meade County, Ky. At fourteen years of age he began life's battle on his own responsibility, and from 1852 to 1854 was 'employed in a Louisville tobacco warehouse. After farming a year he became book-keeper and salesman in a wholesale grocery house ofLouisville, but in 1857 came to Spencer County, Ind., and until 1864 was employed in the store ofWilliam Thompson. For the succeeding two years he resided at Grandview as book-keeper and salesman for Parker & Verhoeff, and then became Deputy-Auditor of the county. In 1872 he was appointed County Examiner by the County Commissioners, and in 1873 was elected County Superintendent. In 1875 he again became Deputy-Auditor, and in 1878 was elected principal to that office. Mr. Armstrong is self-educated, and what prosperity has come to him has been entirely due to his own exertions. In October, 1858, he wedded Amanda Heveron, who diedin May, 1865. He married Maggie R. Allen in November, 1867, and since 1868 has resided at Rockport. He has always been a Democrat in politics. In 1882 he bought the Spencer County Advance which he merged into the Rockport Sentinel, a periodical of which he was the editor and publisher until December, 1884, when he disposedof it to fill another position. from Biographical Sketches OHIO TOWNSHIP. History of Spencer Co., IN
VIRGIL ARTERBERRY, RICHLAND, Ind. - Virgil "Tin" Arterberry, 79, of Richland died Saturday, Nov. 12, 1994, at Miller's Merry Manor in Rockport, Ind. He was born in Richland, was a Army Air Corp veteran of World War II and was a lineman for SIGECO for 25 years before retiring in 1980.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Norma Arterberry; two sons, Jack Arterberry of Saint Wendel, Ind., and Ronnie Arterberry of Tell City, Ind.; a daughter, Kathy Arterberry of Richland; four grandchildren, Keenan Smith, Kristian Smith, Tony Arterberry and Randy Arterberry; a brother, Charles Arterberry of Boonville, Ind.; and two sisters, Ruth Carter of Rockport and Lola Adams of Richland. Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Boultinghouse Funeral Home, Rockport.
Burial will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, Richland.
JAMES C ATHERTON, 76, of Hatfield, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at his home. James was born in Livia, Kentucky on October 26, 1936 to the late Robert Manuel and Rena Louise (Thomason) Atherton. James served in the United States Army and was a member of the Rockport American Legion Post 254. He was of the Baptist faith. James had worked in construction his entire life. He is preceded in death by his step-son, Daniel Neal; Brother, Melvin Atherton. James is survived by his companion, Sally Neal of Hatfield, IN; Children, Beverly Atherton of Lawton, OK; Rena Atherton of Wilmington, CA; Siblings, Eloise Wolf of New Jersey, NJ; Gladys Brock of St. Louis, MO; Sherman Atherton of St. Charles, MO; Step-children, Randall Neal, Jan Strahl, Jackie Folz, Donna Neal; Five, grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; Several nieces and nephews. Services are 12 P.M. Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Indiana with Rev. James Wilson officiating. Burial is in James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield, Indiana. The Rockport American Legion Post 254 will conduct military honors. Visitation is from 10 A.M. until 12 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hatfield Bethel Church.
NOTES/ls:military plaque spells name Atherington, OBIT says Atherton
ROBERT M ATHERTON, 80, of Hatfield, Ind., Died Tuesday, May 23, 1995, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. He was born in Livermore, McClain Co., KY. He is a son of Robert and Clyde Atherton nee McManama. He was retired from the Chrysler Corp. and had been a cab driver for Yellow Cab Co. in Owensboro for 11 years. A son, Melvin V. Atherton, Preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Rena Louise Atherton (nee Thomasson); two sons, James C. Atherton of Hatfield (see OBITS) and Sherman Terry Atherton of St. Clair, MO.; two daughters, Eloise Wolf of Tinton Falls, NJ. and Gladys Brock of Bridgeton, MO.; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandchild and a brother, Les Atherton of Owensboro.
Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday at Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Ind. Visitation is after 2 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
NOTES/ls: He married Dec 21 1935. His middle initial stands for Manuel
WILLIAM FREDERICK ATKINSON, farmer and stock-raiser, is a son of John Atkinson, a native of Mayview, Parish of Castle Conner, County ofSligo, Ireland, born April 10, 1812. John Atkinson came to the United States in1837, locating in New York and later in Illinois, where he practiced law and taught school until 1849, when he came to this county. Here he practiced law and for several years was County Surveyor. He was a graduate from a law and literary college of Dublin, Ireland. In 1838 he married Maria Antoinette De Hule, of Albany, N. Y., who died April 16, 1876. His death occurred April 24, 1861. They had five children: Phillip A., William F., Robert, John V. and Maria Theresa (deceased). William F. was born in Bullitt County, Ky., January 19, 1843. He came to this county with his parents in 1849, locating at Rockport, where he received a. good education. March 4, 1862, he enlisted in Company F, Twenty-eightli Regiment, First Indiana Cavalry, and served until April 1,1865. He returned home and has since followed farming in this county. He owns 375 acres of good land, and has one of the best country residences in the county. In addition to his farming from 1868 to 1877 he taught school during the winter months, and from 1876 to 1880 carried the mail from Rockport to Boonville. May 22, 1873, he married Susanna J. Kerr, a native of Hamilton County, Ohio. They have five children: George K., Allen V., Roy S., Theresa J. and Herbert J. Mr. Atkinson is a stanch Republican, a member of the G. A. R., and of the Presbyterian Churchof which his wife is also a member. from Biographical Sketches OHIO TOWNSHIP. History of Spencer Co., IN
BASCUM ATSLEY, died at his home here Monday night followering an illness of tuberculosis. Deceased id survived by his wife. Funeral service was held from the residence Wednesday morning and was conducted by Rev J L Battrim of Rockport with interment at Pleasant Balley cemetery. Mr Bascum's father from Oklahoma and a brother from Kansas ere here to attend the funeral from the Rockport Democrat 4/9/1915 (ls)
BROOKE ELLEN BALBACH, Dale resident Brooke Ellen Balbach died Friday, Dec. 14 at her home. She was 22. Brooke was born May 15, 1985 to Leroy and Rita (Stephens) Balbach in Jasper. She had worked for Masterbrand. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, John A. and Rosalee (Miller) Balbach; and her maternal grandfather, Charles E. Stephens. Brooke is survived by her parents, Leroy Balbach of Petersburg and Rita Balbach of Dale; a grandmother, Faye Stephens of Dale; a sister, Christina Deorto of Dale; a brother, Brandon Balbach of Petersburg; two nephews; and a niece. She was fourth months pregnant when she was murdered. from Find a grave
CHARLES T BAKER, 71, editor of the Grandview Monitor, and a recognized authority on Lincoln History, dies at his home in Grandview Wednesday morning after a illness of several months Having learned the printing trade in Ohio early in life, he came to Rockport at the age of 31 years and for a time was connected with the Rockport Journal. Later he purchased the Grandview Monitor and took up his residence there. He operated the business successfully for 34 years. Although the flood waters of 1937 covered his office and equipment to a delth of 8 feet, he resolutely returned to work when the waters receded and salvaged the major part of his equipment. He then resumed publication of the Grandview Monitor During his residence int he county he became intensely interested in Lincoln History and spent much time to uncover little known facts about about the Lincolns during their 14 years in Spencer County He had a wealth of tradition and no small amount of documentary facts in his files, part of which has never been published. At intervals stories based upon the result of his research would appear in the Monitor. Much of his material has been copyrighted. Surviving are the widow, Gertrudw, two dughtera, Mrs Anna Mae Alcon and Miss Bettye June Baker both of Evansville. a brother Frank Baker of Noewalk Ohio and two sisters, Mrs Cora Breckenridge of Colorado Springs CO and Mrs Valintine of Berkshire N Y Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock at the grandview Baptist Church with burial in the New Hope U B Cemetery ..... taken from the Rockport Democrat Nov 13 1942
JONATHAN BAKER, A civil war veteran, died at his home on east Locust Street Thursday, Dec 27 aged 84 years, His wife preceded him one year previous. He leaves two daughters, Mrs William Carey, with whom he has made is home, and Mrs Della Johnson. one mile east of town. Funeral services were held at the M E Church saturday by the Rev Skelton and burial was in the Oak Hill Cenetery
ANDREW BANTLE, brother of Mrs P H Axton, died on the streets of Richland Monday morning as he was on his way to the post office. Funeral services were conducted at the christian church in Richland Wednesday afternoon, conducted by the REV Lawrence Eishoff of Huntingburg. Burial was at Mt Zion Cemetery. Mr Bantle is survived by his wife, Mary: two daughters, Mrs Floyd Swallow of Richland, and Mrs Basil Parker of Hatfield; a brother, Phillip Bantle of Evansville and two sisters, Mrs Axton of this city and Mrs Barbara Dodd of Louisville. Mr Bantle was 70 years old taken from the Rockport Journal March 22 1935
HARMON G. BARKWELL, retired Attorney, Rockport, Ind., is a native of Kentucky, born December 23, 1807. He grew to manhood in his native State, receiving a common school education. On attaining his majority, he engaged in the saddlery business at Troy, Ind., where he remained until about 1836, when he came to this county, and acted as Deputy for Thomas P. Britton, County Clerk, for one year. After studying law for one year at New Harmony, he went to Evansville, where he completed his legal studies, and was admitted to the bar in 1846. He then practiced law at Mount Vernon for a year, after which he returned to Rockport, where he acquired a large practice, and had the reputation of being among the foremost members of that bar. The Judge was originally a Whig in politics, but since the disappearance of that party, has been a Democrat. He was Judge pro tem, by appointment at various times in this circuit, and was elected by his party in 1855, as Prosecuting Attorney. March 19, 1839, Miss Parmelia Alldredge became his wife, by whom he is the father of ten children, five of whom areliving. Mrs. • Barkwell died April 1, 1858; and he was married April 3, of the following year to Rachel S. Shields, who died September 28, 1876. She was a daughter of Col. Jesse Shields, ofHarrison County. The Judge's parents were Joseph and Elvira (Freeman) Barkwell, both natives of the "Old Dominion." from Biographical Sketches OHIO TOWNSHIP. History of Spencer Co., IN
JAMES M. BARNETT, one of the prominent pioneer citizens of the county, is a native of Logan County, Ky., born September 29. 1814. He is the fourth of eight children in the family of John McK. and Sallie (McNeely) Barnett. They came to Spencer County in 1816, and located on a tract ofland entered on Section 19 of thisTownship, where they passed the remainder of their lives. The father was called to his last resting place inAugust, 1854. and his companion in the same month sixteen years later. John McK. Barnett was a man well and favorably known, having been Magistrate, an Associate Judge of the Probate Court, and was a local preacher in the Methodist Church. James M. remained at home until twenty-one years old, receiving such an education as could be obtained by attending a subscription school for a few months each year. He began farming for himself on land deeded to him by his father, and has continued in agricultural pursuits ever since. June 21, 1838, he wedded Hannah Meyers, a native of Adams County, Ohio, and a daughter of Jacob Meyers, a prominent early citizen ofthe county. By this union he is the father of eight children: John F., William W„ Jacob O. (deceased), James W., Sarah E., wife of Louis Snyder; Minerva M., H. Belle, and George W. Mr. Barnett has been a member of the MethocJist Episcopal Church for over half a century. His wife is also a member. from Biographical Sketches OHIO TOWNSHIP. History of Spencer Co., IN
WILLIAM WESLEY BARNETT, son of the above, was born in thiscounty July 9,1842. He remained at home, workingon the farm until July, 1861, when he enlisted in Company F, Twenty-eighth Regiment, First Indiana Cavalry, serving his country faithfully until September, 1861. He participated in the battles of Fredericktown, Mo.; Helena, Ark.; Little Rock; Pine Bluff, and numerous skirmishes. After the war he attended' the Rockport schools for a time, and clerked in his brother's store for a year. In 1866 he engaged in farming, continuing until 1878, when he moved to Rockport and followed teaming until 1882, when he embarked in the livery business, which he still continues. December 19, 1865, he married Mary M. Shackleford of this county, by whom he is the father of five children: Harry C. (deceased), Stella C., Samuel L., Washington, S., and Shinkle W. Mr. Barnett is a member of the G. A. R., and K. of P. His wife is a member of the Methodist Church. from Biographical Sketches OHIO TOWNSHIP. History of Spencer Co., IN
FRIEND HARRISON BARNETT, one of the oldest native residents of the county, was born November 26, 1818. He is a son of John M. and Sarah (McNeeley) Barnett. He was raised on the farm, receiving his education at the primitive log schoolhouse of his times. May 26v 1841, he married Elmira Evans of this county, and settled on the farm where he has since resided. It was then covered with the primeval forest, inhabited by wolves, deer and other wild animals. This he has cleared and improved, undergoing all the hardships and privations of the pioneer's life. His wife died inJune, 1855, having borne him five children, three of whom Melissa, William O., M. D.. and Sarah E., are living. August 25, 1859, he again entered the marriage relation with Eliza E. (Jones) Bell, a native of Nelson County, Ky. They have three children living, namely: John J., Eva E. and Grace G. In politics Mr. Barnett is a warm advocate of the principles of the Republican party. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and himself and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. from Biographical Sketches OHIO TOWNSHIP. History of Spencer Co., IN
JOHN BASYE, druggist of Rockport, was born in Spencer County, Indiana, April 19, 1827, and is the oldest but one and the only living of three children born to Taylor and Adoshea (Duel) Basye. The father was born inVirginia in 1788, from whence he moved with his parents to Kentucky when a boy and from there, about the year 1820, removed to Grass Township, this county, and later to Hammond Township. In 1829, he moved to New York, thence to Kentucky, thence to Tennessee and in 1839 settled at Troy, Indiana, where for many years he conducted merchandising extensively and successfully. He served Perry County as Commissioner two terms and died August 31, 1857, esteemed by a large circle ofacquaintances. His widow yet resides at Troy. John Basye was raised by his parents, and secured in his youth a fair education. At twenty-five yearsof age he embarked in the drug trade at Troy, remaining there three years. Removing to Rockport in 1858, he was engaged in the dry goods trade three years, but since 1862 has conducted a drug trade. Mr. Basye is one of the oldest, best known and most reliable merchants of Rockport, and is one of the substantial men of the place. He is a Republican in politics, a member of the Royal Arch degree in Masonry and belongs to the Methodist Espicopal Church. November 20, 1860, Elizabe.th M. Sampson became his wife and to their union four children have been born, the following named three yet living: Taylor C., who is connected with his father in the drug trade, Edith and Blanche. from Biographical Sketches OHIO TOWNSHIP. History of Spencer Co., IN
JOHN BAUMGAERTNER, proprietor of the Veranda Hotel, is a native of Canton Graubuenden, Switzerland, his birth occurring May 1, 1843. He is the second of four children born to the marriage of Simon Baumgaertner and Anna Fluetsch, both parents being natives of that country. His youth and early manhood were passed in the vicinity of his birthplace, attending the common schools and also a teachers' seminary of which he is a graduate. He taught school in his native town until 1865, when he immigrated to the United States, and in December ofthat year settled in Tell City, Perry Co., Ind., where he taught German school a period of seven years. The springof 1872 he was elected Town Marshal, serving two termsof one year each, and in 1874 engaged in the wharf boat business, continuing until the fall of 1879. The spring of 1880 he removed to Rockport, Ind., and in April of that year assumed control of the Veranda Hotel, which under his judicious management has become one of the traveling public's favorite hotels of southern Indiana. Mr. Baumgaertner was married in 1867 to Hedwig Knecht, a native of Prussia, by whom he is the fatherof two children, only one, Alma H., now living. The mother dying November 8, 1870, the father, on the 7th of July, 1871, wedded Phillipena Neuhart, by whom he is the father -offour children, three yet living, named Otto, Henry and Frederick. Mrs. Baumgaertner is a native of Bavaria. Mr. Baumgaertner is a radical Republican and himself and his family belong to the Evangelical Church. from Biographical Sketches OHIO TOWNSHIP. History of Spencer Co., IN
EDGAR M. "BILL"BEATTY, 78, of Hatfield died Monday, Dec. 5, 1994, at his home. He was born in Vanzant, retired as a welder for International Steel in Evansville, and was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Breckinridge County. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Pauline BEATTY; two sons, Edgar Dale BEATTY of Fordsville and Arthur Gail BEATTY of Richland, Ind.; two daughters, Linda SCHMIDT of Hatfield and Molly MAGILL of Rockport, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Allen BEATTY of Grandview, Ind. Services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport. Burial in James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield. Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to the Spencer County Hospice. Memorial contribution envelopes are available at the funeral home. Published in Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer (KY) - December 6, 1994
PAULINE MATTINGLY BEATTY, 84, of Hatfield, died Tuesday, November 4, 2003, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. Pauline was born in Paradise, Ind., on June 25, 1919, and moved to Fordsville, Ky., at an early age. She later moved to Hatfield, Ind., with her husband and family. She was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Richland, Ind., and Macedonia Baptist Church in Falls of Rough, Ky. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Edgar M. "Bill" BEATTY, on December 5, 1994, her parents, Arthur and Molly MATTINGLY, and a brother, Arval MATTINGLY. Surviving are two sons and daughter-in-laws, Edgar Dale and Trina BEATTY of Fordsville, Ky., and Arthur Gail and Ramona BEATTY of Richland, Ind.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and David SCHMIDT of Hatfield, Ind., and Molly and Leigh MAGILL of Reo, Ind.; 13 grandchildren, Teresa JAMES, Jeff BEATTY, Veronica ROBERTS, Larry BEATTY, Angela Beier, Miranda Zimmerman, Mahalie, Makenzie, Mallory and Myles SCHMIDT, Kyle and Ryan MAGILL and Pam HALL; 16 great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law, Linda STURGEON; a brother-in-law, Clovis "Monk" BEATTY; nieces, nephews, cousins; and a host of friends also survive her. Funeral service are 1 p.m. Friday [Nov 7, 2003] at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Richland, Ind., with burial in James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield, [Spencer Co] Ind. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. today and 8 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Ind., and from noon to 1 p.m Friday at the church. Published in Evansville Courier & Press (IN) - November 6, 2003
TIMOTHY EDWARD BEATTY, Tim was born in Owensboro, KY on December 27, 1972 to Charles and Phyllis (Wetzel) Beatty. He was a mechanic at Marvin's Body Shop in Hatfield. He graduated from South Spencer High School in 1991. He has a daughter, Kendra Beatty, of Evansville; father and stepmother, Charles and Belinda Beatty of Hatfield; a mother and stepfather, Phyllis and Nick Scheessele of Owensboro KY.; a brother, Curtis Beatty of Hatfield; and two sisters, Kellie Cooper and Jenifer Schneider, both of Hatfield.
JOHN BEELER, an old resident of Spencer County, was born in Hamilton County, Ohio, November 13, 1826, being the youngest and only living member of the family of Daniel and Sarah A. (Meyers) Beeler, also natives ofHamilton County, Ohio. The father married in that county, and followed flat-boating on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. His death occurred when John was eighteen months old, and a few years later his mother married Robert Woods, a minister. At the age of thirteen he came with his mother and step-father to this county, where they lived on a farm northwest of Rockport. When he was in his twenty- first year he attended school one year in his native county, the educational facilities here being very meager. He then returned to this county, and began farming for himself in Grass Township, but soon after bought a tractof land near the homestead farm, which he cleared and improved. He lived there until 1876, when he met with some reverses and sold that farm, purchasing a smaller one upon which he lives. Mr. Beeler is a Mason, and he and wife are members of the Christian Church. He was married November 30, 1848, to Nancy Richards, a daughter of John Richards, an early pioneer of this county. They have seven children: William R., Arvilla (now Mrs. William T. Boyd), Viola (now Mrs. James B. Mattingly), Claude D., Netter, Frank and John H. from Biographical Sketches OHIO TOWNSHIP. History of Spencer Co., IN
JONATHAN BEELER, a native of Hamilton County, Ohio, was born August 28, 1828, being one often childrenin the family of Samuel and Anna (Myers) Beeler. (See sketch of Henry Beeler of Warwick County.) The subject ofthis memoir was reared on a farm in his native county, receiving a common school education. At the age oftwenty-two he engaged in farming for himself in that county, and a year later came to Spencer County, where he located on a farm in Grass Township. In 1855 he sold his farm, and bought the Lake Mills, which he operated with fair success until 1868, since which time he has given his attention to farming. In 1850 he wedded Mary A. Gaston, of his native county, who died October 8, 1865, leaving six children: Newton M., Lizzie, Susanna, Daniel, Samuel and John E. April 1, 1866\ he was united in marriage with Catharine Day, a native of Spencer County, by whom he is the father of nine children. Those living are Arthur W., Sarah B., Worden L., Joseph E., Frederick W., and James B. In politics Mr. Beeler is a stanch Republican. Both he and wife are members of the Baptist Church. from Biographical Sketches OHIO TOWNSHIP. History of Spencer Co., IN
GEORGE BENDER, one of the prominet men of Jackson township, died at his home last Monday. He is survived by a wife, two sons, WIlliam and Carl and three daughters, Mrs Henry Tillis, Minnie and Flora from Rockport Democrat Aug 11 1922
HENRY W. BIEDENKOPF (deceased) was born near Hagerstown, Md., February 10, 1834, being one of seven children born to William and Eva Biedenkopf, natives of Germany. He came to Cincinnati when he was two years old, and received both an English and German education in the schools of that city. He learned the cigar-makers' trade when a youth, and followed it until he came with his parents to this county. They bought a farm in GrassTownship, where his father died March 6, 1857, and the mother July 20, 1860. In 1861 Mr. Biedenkopf moved to Rockport, where he engaged saccessfully in conducting a bakery, grocery, restaurant, a confeccionery store and saloon until 1870, when he erected a hotel, which he managed with good success until his death, which occurred May 11, 1880. He was united in marriage March 3, 1861, to Catharine Scherer, a native of Germany, by whom he was the father of four children: Eva C. (wife of George Hibbs), William T. (deceased), Catharine R. (wife of J. Morris), and Henry P. Since Mr. Biedenkopf s death, his widow, assisted by her son, has conducted the hotel, it being known as the Occidental House. from Biographical Sketches OHIO TOWNSHIP. History of Spencer Co., IN
Mrs Lillie Bingle, OBIT: wife of Benjamin Bingle, daughter of Fred and Barbara Rue, was born Sept 8 1863 and died last Sunday Morning March 9th 1902 , after long and patient suffering of consumption. She was married to Geo. Fourthman in 1889.Three children were born to them. She was married to Benjamin Bingle on Feb 6 1899. One child was born to them. She is the first of a family of 15 children, all grown to land on the other shore. She has gone to meet her little daughter Cora Fourthman. She leaves four children, Pete, Johnny and Nellie Fourthman and Ray Bingle, also three step children, Eddie, Eva and Emma Bingle.Also a father motherland 14 siblings They are:Sallie lloyd, Henry Rue, John Rue, William Rue, Fred Rue, Anna Burkhart, Gus Rue, Maggie Richey, Lizzie Patmore, Addisob, Frank, Harry, Florence and Sam Rue. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev Bauman at the Lutheran Church at Centerville Monday morning after which burial was at the nearby cemetery
GEORGE BOEHM, ex-trustee of Harrison Township, is a native of Germany, born December 24, 1826, being one of a family of six children born to Thomas and Anna Boehm, natives of Germany. His father, who was a farmer, came to America in 1836 and located on a farm in Huff Township, where he followed farming until a short time before the war, when he retired from active work, and lived with his children until his death in 1864. George was reared on the farm. He received some education in his native country, but received only three months' instruction in English. At the age of nineteen he married Mary Pulus, and located on a part of his father's farm, for which he received a deed. He followed farming and merchandising at that place until 1850, when he came to Harrison Township and engaged in the same business three miles south of Fulda. In 1866 he came to his present location, where he is doing a good business, and owns considerable property. He has had ten children, nine of whom are living. During the Rebellion he served for a time in Company E, Thirty-first Indiana Volunteer Infantry, in which he enlisted in 1864. He is Democratic in politics, and has been twice elected to the office of township trustee. from Biographical sketches, HARRISON TOWNSHIP., History of Spencer Co., IN
REV. JOHN W. BOOK, rector of St. Bernard's Church of Rockport, is a native of Clark County, Ind., born October 21, l850, a son of Will iam and Mary (Engel) Book, who were natives of Hanover and Prussia,' respectively. The father came to Americain 184b'. and followed agricultural pursuits in Clark County, until his death in 1869. The mother still resides on the old homestead. Father Book, subject of this brief notice, remained with his parents, on the home farm until fifteen years old, when he entered St. Meinrad's Seminary, where he remained four years. For two years thereafter, he was a student at St. Joseph's College of B.irdstow.i, Ky., then returning to St. Meinrad, completed his education, and November 2,1873, was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop of St. Bernard's Church ofItockport, and is also pastor of St. Martin's Church of Centreville, and St. Rupert's Church of Yankeetown. Father Book has been an indefatigable worker inthe cause of Christianity, and is regarded by Protestants and Catholics alike with veneration and love. from Biographical Sketches OHIO TOWNSHIP. History of Spencer Co., IN
JOSEPH B. BRADLEY, farmer and stock-raiser, is a native of Somerset County, Md., his birth occurring September 11, 1837. He is the third son in the following list of children born to Jesse A. D. and Sarah (Taylor) Bradley, who were also natives of Maryland, where they were raised, married and died in the Protestant Methodist faith : Christopher C., L. M., Elizabeth P., Sarah A., Joseph B. and Flavius J. Joseph B. Bradley was reared by his parents to years of maturity, securing to himself a liberal education. In 1857 he came to the Hoosier State, and for eight years was employed as steamboat clerk on the river. In 1865 he began clerking for Solomon Salm, also holding the office of postmaster during the time. In 1868 and 1869 he was in the employ of a Louisville house as traveling salesman, and since that time has principally been engaged in farming. October 8, 1868, he married Miss Amanda Daniel, a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Wright) Daniel, whose respective births occurred December 23, 1793, in Kentucky, and February 27, 1803, in Maryland, and whose respective deaths occurred January 29, 1840, and December 30, 1884. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley are members of no religious organization, but are Protestant in belief. Mr. Bradley is a Democrat and Mason, and Mrs. Bradley is a member of the Eastern Star of that order. from Biographical Sketches of Huff Township, Spencer Co., IN
HENRY BRAND, is a native of Jackson Township, in the county where he now resides, his birth occurring January 22, 1842. He is the oldest but one in a family of eight children born to the marriage of Abraham J. Brand and Margaret Hesson, who were both natives of Kentucky. The Hessons are among the pioneers of this county, the mother of Henry immigrating hither with her parents in 1828. Abraham Brand went to Evansville, Ind., at an early day, but in 1836 removed with his widowed mother to this county, following farming until his death in May, 1861. Henry Brand, subject of this memoir, was raised on a farm in his native township, receiving the limited education afforded by the schools of his boyhood days, which has been developed into a good practical knowledge hy private study. He was a brave and efficient soldier of the late war. serving inCompany D, Sixty-fifth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, through the battles of Resaca, Buzzard Roost, all through the Atlanta •campaign, including many other hard fought engagement". At the close of the war he returned home, and February 25, 1866, wedded Hannah E. Bridges, by whom he is the father of eight living children, named Mary J., Elizabeth, William Everett, John Franklin, George W., Katie, and Nora and Cora, twins. Mr. Brand has followed farming inhis native township until November, 1884, when he was elected Recorder of the county, and is now satisfactorily serving in that capacity. He is a prominent and active Democrat in politics, and is an enterprising and energetic citizen. from Biographical Sketches OHIO TOWNSHIP. History of Spencer Co., IN
BENJAMIN F. BRIDGES, a native of the county, was born February 7, 1844. He lived with his parents until his mother's death, which occurred when he was six or seven years old. He then went to live with his grandparents inHamilton County, Ohio, with whom he remained in that, and inClermont County, for about six years. He returned to this county with them,but lived with his father on the farm until in July,1861,when he enlisted as a private in Company E, Twenty-fifth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, with which regiment he served one year and eight months. He lost a limb at the battle of Hatchie River, and was discharged. After recovering from the wound, he attended school and prepared himself for teaching, which occupation he followed for four terms. In 1867, he was elected Auditor of Spencer County, and served one term of four years. He was a candidate for re-election, but was defeated. Four years later, he was again elected to the office, and held it until 1879, since which time he has been engaged in managing his farm where he lives. March 24, 1868, his marriage with Elizabeth Cooper was solemnized. Four children have been born to them, only two of whom are now living. They are Gertie E. and Frank Carroll. Mrs. Bridges is a member ofthe Presbyterian Church. Mr. Bridges is a son of Silas and Eliza J. (Tuley) Bridges, natives of Ohio and this county respectively. The father came to this county with his parents about 1840. He followed the business of farming all his life, and died in January, 1869. He was twice married. from Biographical Sketches OHIO TOWNSHIP. History of Spencer Co., IN
AUGUST BRIZIUS, a native of Birkenfeld, Prussia, born April 28, 1855, is the fifth of seven children born to Charles and Louisa (Kunz) Brizius, both natives of Prussia, where the father, who was a butcher by trade, died lamented by all, and where the mother still resides. August was raised by his parents in his native country, receiving the ordinary compulsory education the laws of that land confer. He learned of his father the butcher's trade, and the fall of 1878 immigrated to the United States, living a short time at Evansville, Ind., and then going to Newburgh, this State, where he was employed in a brewery a few months. He then returned to Evansville where he worked at the tinner's trade four years. In 1877 he again went toNewburgh, and for over three years worked for a brother at the butcher's trade. In 1881, he came to Rockport, and, opening a meat-market has, by keeping the best of meats and selling them at reasonable prices, built up a good trade. He also owns his own slaughter house and a steam sausage chopper. He is a Democrat, a member of the I. O. O. F., and an enterprising citizen. from Biographical Sketches OHIO TOWNSHIP. History of Spencer Co., IN
CADMUS VINCENT BROWN, one of the oldest living pioneers of the county, was born December 20, 1807 inNelson County, Ky. His father, Richard Brown, a native of Pennsylvania, moved with his parents to Kentucky, where he married Nancy Hughes, and in 1818 came with his family to this county. He entered 160 acres of land, and made the first payment of $80, but on account of hard times for the ensuing ten years, was unable to pay the remainder. About 1827 he became disabled from paralysis, and the whole support of the family devolved upon our subject, who, at the age of twenty-one, flat-boated on the river long enough to pay for eighty acres of the land his father had entered. His father then lived on the place and was supported by him the remainder of his life. November 27,1832, Mr. Brown married Sarah Dodgeman, a native of Kentucky, by whom he is the father ofeleven children. He now owns 212 acres of improved land of which 150 is under cultivation. In the spring he removed to Rockport, where he intends to live a retired life the remainder of his days. In politics Mr. Brown was formerly a Whig, but now holds himself entirelyindependent of party affiliations. Since the above was written, the subject of this sketch died April 22, 1885. from Biographical Sketches OHIO TOWNSHIP. History of Spencer Co., IN
SARAH ELIZABETH BROWN, daughter of Joseph and Melvina Hullett, died at her home in Luce townshipMay 5 1930, aged 75 years, 4 months and ?? days Mrs Brown was born Jan 3 1855 in Nashville TN. She was married to Louis Henry Brown, March 8 1881. Eight chidden were born. four of them dying in infancy and one, Mary grew to womanhood and died. Her husband preceded her in death by several years. Mrs Brown identified herself with the Richland Christian Church in her youth and has since been a worker for christianity. She leaves behind her two brothers, Robert and Joseph Hullett of Hatfield: 10 grandchildren: one son, Rollie of Hatfield and two daughters, Mrs Hester Bingle of Boonville and Donie Grant of Richland. The funeral was conducted by the Rev S E Stroud at the Hatfield M E Church May 7 Interment was in the Hatfield Cemetery from The Rockport Journal, May 16 1930 & Hoosier Ancestor Scrapbook Vol 3 (Hatfield Cemetery is known as James Parker Cemetery)
LUTHER BROWN, who formerly lived here died in Evansville Monday. Interment took place at Pleasant Valley cemetery Wednesday from the Rockport Democrat July 19 1912
WILLIAM T. BULLOCK, a native of Rockport, was born October 16,1842, being the eldest of five children born to the marriage of George B. Bullock and Emiline Drury, natives of Virginia and Maryland. The father who was a tailor came to Rockport about 1838, was married and followed his trade for a number of years. He also followed flat-boating on the river before the war. During the war he was Provost-Marshal at this point, and since that time has been Trustee of Ohio Township several terms. He is now living a retired life at Rockport. William T. Bullock received his education in the town schools. He followed clerking in a dry goods store for some years, and was engaged in this occupation when the war broke out. In June, 1862, he enlisted in Company D, Sixtyfifth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, serving for three years. He was on the Atlanta campaign, and Burnside's campaign in East Tennessee, and after the battle of Nashville, was taken to Washington, thence to Fort Fisher. He was also present at the capture of Wilmington, and Fort Anderson. After the war he returned to Rockport and resumed his work as a clerk. In 1870 he was appointed mail agent on the Ohio River between Louisville and Evansville, which position he held until 1875. Since that time he has been engaged in farming. October 6, 1874, he wedded Eliza A. Gentry, a daughter of James Gentry, whose sketch appears in this work. By this union he is the father of three children, Lizzie, Emma and George Bradford. from Biographical Sketches OHIO TOWNSHIP. History of Spencer Co., IN
EDWARD M. BURR, grocer, was born June 24, 1829, in Hamilton County, Ohio, and is one of five children born to William P. and Cynthia (Brown) Burr. The father, a native of Long Island, moved to the vicinity of North Bend, Ohio, where he married our subject's mother, who died in1834. Mr. Burr married Lydia Morehead for his second wife, and by her is the father of two living children. The parents yet reside in Ohio incomfortable circumstances. The first settlement made in this country by any of the name of Burr, was by Jehu Burr, who came with Winthrop's celebrated fleet early in 1630. From him there are a great many descendants, among them being soldiers, statesmen, mechanics, preachers, farmers and merchants. Among the most noted of this family is Aaron Burr, a great soldier, a brilliant statesman, and at one time Vice-President of the United States. The immediate subject of this sketch, Edward M. Burr, is directly descended from Jehu Burr, the pioneer, and Aaron Burr. He received but limited educational advantages; was married at twenty-four years of age, and in February, 1853, settled with his wife in SpencerCounty, Ind. During the late war he served nearly two years in Company F, First Indiana Cavalry, and was then appointed Quartermaster of the Forty-sixth Regiment United States Colored Troops, retaining his position until October, 1864, when he resigned because of ill health. After the war he served two years as "tally boss" for the coal mine of Spear & Co.; then returned to farming. In 1874 he removed to Rockport, where he has since resided, engaged in the grocery trade. Mr. Burr is a Republican, and a member ofthe G. A. R. He married Frances B. Richey, August l-4, 1853, and by her is the father of five children: Edward, William C., Bessie, Robert A. and Frank. The parents belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church. from Biographical Sketches OHIO TOWNSHIP. History of Spencer Co., IN
BUSSE KATHERINE BUSSE, paralysis caused the death of prominent women physician who was born in they city. Dr Katherine Snyder Busse , wife of Edwin P Busse, superintendent of the South-Eastern Indiana Hospital for the insane, died at her home at Madison, Indiana. Monday morning at 6.30 o'clock. Dr Busse's death was a result of a stroke of paralysis which she suffered some six months ago which was followed by other strokes. Most of the time she was in an unconscious condition. Dr Busse was born in this city Feb 28 1863 being the daughter of the late Thomas Snyder. She received her early education in the schools of this city, and was the first graduate from the high school which was in the year 1879. Following her graduation here, she entered the state university and later the University of Michigan, where she graduated from the school of Medicine in 1888. Shetook up the practice of medicine in Evansville and in 1895 was marryed to Dr E P Busse and together they practiced the medical profession until last year when Dr Busse was appointed superintendent of the insane hospital in Madison. Dr Busse, leaves behind her husband, a daughter, Helene and seven brothers: Dr Halleck Snyder of Brooklyn Hiram B of Washington DC Zacharius of Los Angeles CA and Thomas, Scott, Link and George of this city The remains arrived in Evansville Monday morning and on Tuesday were brought to this city where funeral services were conducted Wednesday Afternoon from the M E Church, the REV John Kennedy, pastor of the Walnut Street presbyterian Church in Evansville officiated from Rockport Democrat Dec 1 1911
BUTLER FREDERICK BUTLER, a native of Perry County, Ind., and one of the progressive and well-to-do farmers ofOhio Township, was born August 6, 1858, and is one in a family of three sons and £ve daughters born to the marriage of George W. Butler and Linda Thresher, both of whom were natives of Indiana. George W. Butler followed farming as an occupation, first beginning business for himself in Perry County. About the year 1860 he moved to Spencer County, and purchasing 260 acres of land on Section 7, in Hammond Township, resided thereon until his death, which occurred in May, 1879. Mrs. Butler died in October, 1878. The subject of this sketch, Frederick Butler, was raised by his parents to manhood, and April 4, 1880, united in marriage with Emma Biggs, a nativeof Missouri, and by her is the father of three children, named Bertha, Leslie and Christopher. In1883 Mr. Butler purchased ninety-two acres of land in Section 7 of Hammond Township, and 110 acres inOhioTownship, where he now lives. He is one of the intelligent and enterprising young men of the county, is a Republican in politics and a first-class citizen. from Biographical Sketches OHIO TOWNSHIP. History of Spencer Co., IN
JAMES M. BUTLER, M. D., was born December 20, 1835, in Perry County, Ind., being one of the following named children born to the marriage of Able Butler and Milbern Litherland, who were natives of North Carolina and Indiana : John, George W., Joel, William F., Elizabeth, Jonathan, Lydia A., Nancy, Nathan, James M., Ira, Thomas M., Cynthia C. The parents were of the Regular Baptist faith in religion, and are now sleeping their last sleep in the village cemetery at New Boston. Dr. James M. Butler, subject of this sketch, remained with his parents on the home farm until twenty-one years of age, receiving in the meantime a good common school education. Until the breaking out of the Rebellion he followed school teaching with marked success, and also produce dealing. October 28, 1862, he enlisted in company M, Twelfth Kentucky Cavalry, serving faithfully until September 7, 1865, when he was honorably discharged. Returning to Indiana he read medicine at Troy, and during the time served two years as county surveyor. In 1871 he graduated from the Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincinnati, and March 23, of the same year, wedded Miss Mary H. Huff, who was born February 16, 1852, the daughter of Henderson and Mary (Morgan) Huff. Four children have been born to them, named James M., Mary E., Albert L. and Ira Everet. Dr. Butler is a prosperous farmer, owning 200 acres of fertile land, and enjoys a lucrative practice in his profession. He is a Republican in politics, and a member of the Odd Fellows fraternity. from Biographical Sketches , Huff Township, Spencer Co., IN
JOSEPH CALLIGNAN, of the firm of Callignan & Schue, proprietors of the Fulda Star Flouring Mills, is a native of Allegheny County, Penn., born February 15, 1844. He is one of a family of eight children born to the marriage of Peter Callignan and Katharine Daufer, natives of Germany, but of French descent. His father married in Germany and followed the stone-cutter's trade until 1835 or 1836, when he came to the United States and located on a farm in Pennsylvania. In 1854 he came to Spencer County and bought the farm upon which he has since resided. He is now advanced in years and has retired from active work. His wife is still living. Joseph was reared on the farm, receiving a good English education. He followed farming with his father until 1870, when he engaged in the distilling business in Fulda, manufacturing peach and apple brandy. In 1874 he formed the partnership with Mr. Schue in the milling business. The firm does a thriving local business, and manufactures a good grade of flour. September 6, 1870, he married Mary Rupprucht, a native of Spencer County. They have had seven children. Himself and family are members of the Catholic Church. In 1864 Mr. Callignan enlisted in Company B, One Hundred and Forty-sixth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, serving as a private until the close of the war. from Biographical Sketches , Harrison,Township, Spencer Co., IN
MILDRED "GRANNY" CARR
Hatfield, IN - Mildred "Granny" Carr, 89, of Hatfield, Indiana passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2009 at the Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana. Mildred was born on April 12, 1920 near Patronville, Indiana to the late Claude and Nellie (Partridge) Carter. She was a member of the Hatfield United Methodist Church. Mildred was a clerk for the United States Post Office for over 25 years. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and gardening. She is preceded in death by her husband in 1982, Charles Willard Carr; Brother, Emory Carter; Sister, Ruby Huffman. Mildred is survived by her daughter, Shirley Hayford and her husband Gene of Richland, IN; Grandsons, Timothy Hayford and his wife Cindy of Friendswood, TX; Tracy Hayford and his wife Laura of Newburgh, IN; Great-grandchildren, Brandon, Corey and Abbey Hayford of Friendswood, TX; Nick, Adam, Logan, and Melanie Hayford of Newburgh, IN. Services are 11 A.M. Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at the Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, Indiana with Rev. Reno DeMuth, Rev. Robert Carr and Rev. Steve Buse officiating. Burial is in James Parker Cemetery in Hatfield, Indiana. Visitation is from 2 P.M. until 8 P.M. Monday, January 4, 2010 and from 8 A.M. until the time of service Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hatfield United Methodist Church.
MR H C CARTWRIGHT. after a illness of several days died at his home on the farm of Capt J R Dougherty, one mile south of town last saturday Nov 21st and was buried sunday morning. Mr Cartwright was 60 of age and was born in Virginia
Mrs Rhoda Clark, an aged and highly respected woman living one mile south of this place (Midway) died Wednesday night after a short illness. Mrs Clark was was 79 years of age and is survived by two sons, Sam and James Clark, and two daughters, Miss Mollie Clark and Mrs Louis beeper. The funeral service took place Friday with interment at Pleasant Valley Cemetery from the Rockport Democrat, Feb 20 1914
THOMAS J. CUTLER, a prominent citizen of Huff Township, was born November 19, 1820, in Essex County, N. Y., being one of five children born to the marriage of Thomas Cutler and Jane Steel, who were natives of New York State and Vermont respectively. These parents were married in the former State about the year 1814, and in 1839 moved to a farm in Anderson Township, Perry Co., Ind. They died in 1850 and 1874 respectively. Thomas J. Cutler was reared and educated by his parents with whom he resided until his marriage May 22, 1852, with Mary W., daughter of Samuel and Nancy (Hyde) Connor, his wife's father having participated in the battle of Tippecanoe and settled in Perry County, this State, in 1801. Seven children have been born to them, these six yet living : Samuel M., Edward B., Flora (now Mrs. Jacob V. Rust), Millie, Minnie and James T. The one deceased is May Belle. Mr. Cutler is one of the old and time-honored citizens of the community in which he resides, and since 1856 has been a resident of Spencer County. He is a Republican in politics, a member of the Masonic fraternity, and is the owner of a good farm of 180 acres. Mrs. Cutler is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. from Biographical Sketches , Huff Township, Spencer Co., IN