Nancy McKeeman

1862 Born in Allen County, IN to David & Margaret (McConahey) McKeeman 1870 Census, Allen County, IN age 9 28 Feb 1876 Married Robert Mercer, Allen County, IN, age 16 13 Dec 1878 David John born, Hoagland, Allen County, IN, age 16 1880 Census 1881 Robert Frank born 1885 Marguerite May born 1890 Verba E. born 1897 Owned Section 16, Madison Township, Allen County, IN 1900 Leslie Bud born 1900 Census Allen County, Madison Township, IN 1901 Son David graduated Fort Wayne Medical School 4 Nov 1901 Son David married Nettie B. Fry, age 39 1902 Fort Wayne City Directory Robert Mercer, Madison, Monroeville 1903 Fort Wayne City Directory Robert Mercer, Marion, Monroeville 1903 David's son Charles born 1904 Robert married Wolthia J. ___ 1905 Robert's daughter Victoria born 1906 Fort Wayne City Directory Robert Mercer, Marion RR10 1907 Fort Wayne City Directory Robert Mercer, Marion RR10 1908 Robert's daughter Nellie born 1908 David's son David born 1915 David's daughter Harriet born 20 Nov 1918 Son David died Fort Wayne, IN, caught influenza from patient 10 Nov 1927 Husband Robert Mercer died in Fort Wayne, buried Poe Cemetery 1928 Living in Fort Wayne when sister Ellen died 2 Dec 1938 Died at home in Poe, Indiana

CHILDREN OF NANCY MCKEEMAN & ROBERT MERCER: 1. DAVID JOHN MERCER, M.D. b. 13 Dec 1878 d. 20 Nov 1918 m. Nettie Fry 4 Nov 1901 2. ROBERT FRANK MERCER b. 1881 m. Wolthia 1904 3. MARGUERITE MAY MERCER b. 1885 m. Verdy Scherer 4. VERBA E. MERCER b. 1890 m. Charles Scherer 5. LESLIE BUD MERCER b. 1900

Descendants of Nancy MCKEEMAN Generation No. 1 1. NANCY4 MCKEEMAN (DAVID CHARLES *3, WILLIAM *2, ARCHIBALD? *1) was born 1862 in Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana, and died 02 December 1938 in Poe, Indiana. She married ROBERT MERCER 28 February 1876 in Allen County, Indiana, son of JACOB MERCER and HARRIETT WHITCOMB. Children of NANCY MCKEEMAN and ROBERT MERCER are: i. DAVID JOHN5 MERCER, b. 13 December 1878, Hoagland, Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana; d. 20 November 1918, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana; m. NETTIE B. FRY, 04 November 1901. ii. ROBERT FRANK MERCER, b. 1881, Indiana; m. WOLTHIA J., 1904. iii. MARGUERITE MAY MERCER, b. 1885; m. VERDY SCHERER. iv. VERBA E. MERCER, b. 1890; m. CHARLES SHERER. v. LESLIE BUD MERCER, b. 1900.

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 (age 9) James 7 IN William 6 IN Isobel 5 IN W.M. 4 IN Eliza 1 IN

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 David C. M 8 S IN Ire Ire Robert B. M 6 S IN Ire Ire Stephan McConaha M 25 Laborer OH Ire OH

1880 FEDERAL CENSUS (age 18)

1900 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, MADISON TOWNSHIP, IN V 2 ED 10 SH 6 LN 82 MERCER, ROBERT Head W M May 1852 48 M 23 IN GER IN Farmer Y Y Y Nancy Wife W F July 1860 39 M 23 4 4 IN IRE IRE John Son W M Dec 1878 21 S IN IN IN At School 6 Y Y Y Robert F. Son W M July 1879 20 S IN IN IN At School 6 Y Y Y May Daughter W F Mar 1885 15 S IN IN IN At School 6 Y Y Y Verba E Daughter W F May 1890 10 S IN IN IN At School 7 Y Y Y Van Horn, Catherine Ward W F Not known W 2 2 OH Not known Not known N N N

1920 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, IN P. 287 MERCER, Robert Head 66 OH OH OH Nancy Wife 59 NY IRE IRE (age 58) Lesley Son 20 IN OH NY Nettie Daughter 42 IN OH NY Robert Grandson 17 IN IN IN David Grandson 12 IN IN IN Harriet Granddaughter 5 IN IN IN ______, Albert Lodger 17 IN IN IN Electric works

MARRIAGE (age 14) 28 Feb 1876 Married Robert Mercer, Allen County, IN Marriage Records, Robert Gray, minister

ESTATE OF DAVID MCKEEMAN DIED 1876 (age 14) 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

Nancy was born in 1862. She married Robert Mercer on February 28, 1876. Robert's grandfather came from Amsterdam, Holland to Hancock County, Ohio. Robert's father attended the "select" school at Middleton and was a leader in the singing school in young manhood and moved to Allen County, Indiana in 1858.

Aunt Nancy lived in a large farmhouse near Poe. Her house was known as a place for the family to gather and there were always "good eats." Poe did not have a grocery store or even a gas pump.

THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF FORT WAYNE INDIANA. Robert Mercer, though a painter and decorator by trade, has devoted his energies mainly to the farming industry, in which he has achieved a very creditable success and is counted among the foremost men of his community today in point of his accomplishments in agriculture. He was born in Hancock county, Ohio, on May 31, 1854, son of Jacob and Harriett (Whitcomb) Mercer. The father came from Amsterdam, Holland, as a small boy, in company with his parents, and with them settled in Hancock county, Ohio. He devoted himself to farm life and as a young man bought an eighty-acre farm, which he later sold and came to Allen county, Indiana, settling in Marion township in 1858. He bought a farm of eighty acres, to which he later was able to add a purchase of three forties, and for years was counted among the foremost farming men of his community. He was a Democrat in politics and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He had three children--Robert, Eliza Jane and Rebecca. The first named is the subject of this brief family sketch. The second married William Van Horn and is now deceased, while Rebecca is the wife of Michael Flaugh, a Madison township farmer. Robert Mercer attended the public schools of Marion township and was also priveleged to attend what was known as a "select" school at Middletown. He was the leader of a singing school for some years in young manhood and continued on the home farm until he was twenty-three years old. He then bought eighty acres of farm land in his home community and settled down to farm life, which industry has claimed the greater part of his energies up to the present time. He is one of the well-thought-of men of his township and his standing is excellent wherever he is known. A Democrat, he served his party as delegate at two National Conventions and has always taken an intelligent interest in local politics. He and his family are members of the Methodist Episcopal church and he is a Scottish Rite Mason, affiliated with Masonic bodies in his home village of Poe and also in Fort Wayne. He was married on February 28, 1876, to Miss Nancy McKeeman, daughter of David C. and Marguerite (McConahey) McKeeman, who came from Ireland and who were well-to-do farmers of Hoagland, now both deceased...Nancy is the wife of the subject and Robert B. is a practicing physician in Fort Wayne. To Mr. and Mrs. Mercer five children were born. David J. is engaged in medical practice in Poe, and brief mention is accorded him in other pages of this work. Robert F. is located in Fort Wayne. Marguerite May is deceased. Verba E. is the wife of Charles Scherer and Leslie Bud is at home with his parents. Doctor Mercer has three children--Charles Robert, David John and Harriett Elizabeth. Robert also has three children. Margaret, deceased daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mercer, was married and left a son, Delbert. Verba is the mother of four, named Pearl, May, Alberta and Ruth. The Mercer family, it will be seen, is one that has contributed full measure to the development of the county, and the individual members are living well up to the standards set for them in their early homes.

International Genealogical Index. McKeeman, Nancy m Robert Mercer, 28 Feb 1878

BRANT AND FULLER (1889). UPPER MAUMEE RIVER BASIN. P.441 Robert residing in Madison township is married to Nancy McKeeman, and they have three children: John, Frank and May.

ALLEN COUNTY OBITUARY INDEX MERCER, Robert Journal Gazette, Nov. 11, 1927 2:3

POE CEMETERY, ALLEN COUNTY, IN Mercer, Robert 1854-1927

Fort Wayne Library has Three Hundred Years in America with the Mercers.

1890 Madison Township, Allen County, IN Mercer, Robert

1897 Plat Map of Madison Township, Allen County, IN shows Section 16 part owned by R. Mercer.

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Nov 11, 1927

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 says: Nancy, born 1862, Hoagland, Indiana Married Robert Mercer 28 Feb 1878 Died 2 Dec 1938, buried Poe, Ind. Williamsport Cemetery Children: David John, b 13 Dec 1878 Hoagland Married Nettie B. Fry 4 Nov 1901 Children: Charles Robert David John Harriet Elizabeth Robert Frank, had three children Marguerite May Married Verdy Scherer Children: Delbert Verba E. Married Charles Sherer Leslie Bud

CITY DIRECTORY 1902 Robert Mercer, Madison Monroeville

1928 Living in Fort Wayne when sister Ellen died.

HUSBAND'S OBITUARY (age 69) Robert Mercer Dies from Heart Trouble Robert Mercer, 73, died at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home on rural route No. 10. Death was caused from heart trouble. He had been ill for about four months. Mr. Mercer was born in Ohio. He lived at his present residence for about 13 years. He was a member of the Simpson Methodist Episcopal church of this city. He worked for a number of years here for the Wabash railroad. He was also a member of the Olive branch of the Masonic order No. 148, Poe, Ind. Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Charles Schearer of this city;; two sons, Frank and Leslie of Milwaukee; one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Flaugh of Hoagland, and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Shearer, 46 Downing avenue at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon with Rev. O.T. martin and Rev. George Snyder officiating. Burial at Poe.

OBITUARY (age 78) 3 Dec 1938, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Mrs. Nancy Mercer, 78, 325 East DeWald Street, died at 5:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Methodist hospital following a two-week illness she was a member of the Presbyterian church. Survivors include two sons, Frank and bud Mercer of this city, a daughter, Mrs. Verdy Scherer living in Texas; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Nettie Mercer of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and three brothers, William, Alex and David McKeeman, all of this city. The body was removed to Ankenbruck's funeral home.

Jane Hunter Hodgson, Tucson, Arizona,

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