Ellen McKeeman

15 Mar 1869 Born to David & Margaret (McConahey) McKeeman, Allen Co, IN 23 Mar 1876 Brother John drowned, age 7 24 May 1876 Father died, age 7 26 Mar 1892 Married William Essig, Indiana, age 23 13 Feb 1893 Margaret born, age 24 Divorced William Worked as a practical nurse Sent daughter to college 17 Feb 1927 Died at home of daughter, 910 Federal Ave. Fort Wayne, IN


Descendants of Ellen Eliza MCKEEMAN Generation No. 1 1. ELLEN ELIZA4 MCKEEMAN (DAVID CHARLES *3, WILLIAM *2, ARCHIBALD? *1) was born 15 March 1869 in Hoagland, Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana, and died 17 February 1927 in New Haven, Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana. She married WILLIAM ESSIG 26 March 1892 in Indiana. Child of ELLEN MCKEEMAN and WILLIAM ESSIG is: i. MARGARET5 ESSIG, b. 13 February 1893, Fort Wayne, Wayne Township, Allen County, Indiana; d. 1991, Fort Wayne, Wayne Township, Allen County, Indiana; m. CHARLES E. GELLER.

ESTATE OF DAVID MCKEEMAN DIED 1876 (age 7) State of Indiana File Box 301 Allen County Jennie Dauer Jennie A. McKeeman Administratrix of the Estate of David McKeeman, Deceased Margaret S. McKeeman, Sr. Jennie McKeeman now Jennie Dower Maria C. Whyburn Allen Circuit Margaret McKeeman Court Nancy Mercer James McKeeman William McKeeman Isabel B. McKeeman Alexander McKeeman Eliza E. McKeeman April 1882 Trus David C. McKeeman Robert B. McKeeman

1870 FEDERAL CENSUS 1870 Census Allen County, Madison Township, IN David MCKEEMAN 49 Farmer Ireland Margaret 37 Ireland John 19 NY Catherine 16 IN Margaret 14 IN Jane 11 IN Nancy 9 IN James 7 IN William 6 IN Isobel 5 IN W.M. 4 IN Eliza 1 IN (age 1)

1880 FEDERAL CENSUS 1880 Census Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana Margaret MCKEEMAN F 45 Head House Ireland Margaret F 23 D NY Ire Ire Jennie F 21 D School NY Ire Ire James M 17 S Farm IN Ire Ire Wm M 15 S Farm IN Ire Ire Isabelle F 13 D Home IN Ire Ire Alexander M 12 S Farm IN Ire Ire Eliza E. F 10 D Home IN Ire Ire (age 10) David C. M 8 S IN Ire Ire Robert B. M 6 S IN Ire Ire Stephan McConaha M 25 Laborer OH Ire OH

1900 ALLEN COUNTY, MARION TOWNSHIP, IN V 2 ED 11 SH 11 LN 33 ESSIG WILLIAM Head W M Oct 1862 37 M 8 IN IRE IRE Y Y Y Ellen Wife W F Mar 1871 29 M 8 1 1 IN IRE IRE Y Y Y Marta Daught W F Feb 1873 7 S IN IN IN

OBITUARY (age 58) Fort Wayne News Sentinel, Thursday, February 1, 1927 Mrs. Ellen McKeeman Essig, aged 58, died at 9:30 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Geller, 910 Federal avenue, of a complication of diseases. She was a member of the Third Presbyterian church, the Emanuel Bible class and Missionary society of the church and the Royal Neighbors lodge. She was born in Hoagland and had lived here for the last 30 years. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Geller; two grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Nancy Mercer, of this city, and four brothers, William, Alexander, David and Dr. R.B. McKeeman, all of this city. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Geller, with the Rev. J.L. Chesnut and the Rev. Frank O. Taafel officiationg. Burial in the IOOF cemetery at New Haven.

MCKEEMAN FAMILY Title: The McKeeman, McConahey family / Author: Hower, Maryellen Larimore. compiled by Maryellen Larimore Hower. Pub info: Ottertail, MN : M.L. Hower, 1990. Subjects: McKeeman family. McConaghy family. Notes: "1 June 1990." Includes bibliographical references. Maryellen Hower's Book: Ellen, born 15 Maar 1869 Married 26 March 1892, William Essig Died, 17 Feb 1927, buried IOOF Cemetery, New Haven, Ind. Children: Margaret married Charles Geller Children: Robert Phyllis, married Dr. Eugene Schmidt Edward

Ellen divorced William. She worked as a practical nurse. Ellen and Peggy lived with Robert and Susie for a couple of years. Ellen sent Peggy to college.

Jane Hunter Hodgson Tucson, Arizona

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