People of Allen County, Indiana

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Earhart, Amelia

March 20, 1935 Amelia Earhart lectured at the Shrine Auditorium in Fort Wayne as a guest lecturer for the Psi Iota Xi Sorority Pi Chapter. Reporters interviewed her at the Keenan Hotel at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Harrison Street. It was reported the next day in The Journal Gazette newspaper and The News-Sentinel newspaper. Earhart reportedly flew into Fort Wayne's Paul Baer Municipal Airport, since renamed Smith Field, in October 1929, and September 1931. She disappeard July 2, 1937 on her third-to-last leg of her trip, from Lae, New Guinea, to Howland Island while attempting to become the first woman to fly around the world. Read more in the interview with historian and pilot Bill Decker, 45, of Fort Wayne in Amelia Earhart lectured in Fort Wayne in 1935 published July 8, 2012 in The Purdue Exponent. See the Amelia Earhart Collection at Purdue Libraries.

Eckart, Frederick

An immigrant from Bavaria, Germany. In 1877, started what became a mamoth meat packing plant and stockyards at 1825 W. Main Street. His son built the Edkart Mansion.

Eckrich, Peter

German Meat Market Wholesaler died April 4, 1942 and is buried in the Catholic Cemetery. Advertised heavily on television and radio during high school basketball haydays of the 1950's-1980's before cable TV and the internet when high schools filled the Memorial Coliseum games broadcast by Hillard Gates and others. Wikipedia states "Eckrich is a prepared meat brand owned by Smithfield Foods. It sells smoked sausages, cold cuts, hot dogs, corn dogs, Vienna sausages, breakfast sausages and bacon under the Eckrich brand name. Eckrich was founded as a local meat market in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1894 by Peter Eckrich, an immigrant from Waldsee, Germany. The firm expanded in the local market, becoming a wholesaler in 1907 and incorporating as Peter Eckrich and Sons in 1925. It closed its last retail operation in 1932 and operated exclusively as a wholesale meat vendor. In 1972, thirty years after Peter Eckrich had died, Beatrice Foods bought the firm and merged it into its Swift and Sons meat processing division in 1986 as Swift-Eckrich. Beatrice Foods' brands were sold off over the late 1980s, culminating in 1990 with the sale of many of its brands, including Eckrich, to ConAgra. ConAgra sold Eckrich to Smithfield Foods on October 2, 2006." The Heritage page has a couple photos. His ancestry is on the Eckrich Surname List.

Earhart, Amelia

From Amelia Earhart impressed Fort Wayne residents during a 1935 visit here by Kara Hackett of The News-Sentinel July 7, 2012. When Amelia Earhart lectured at the Shrine Auditorium in Fort Wayne on March 20, 1935, she took listeners with her “through the black fastness of the night” 8,000 feet above sea level, according to a News-Sentinel report the next day. But the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and first person to fly solo from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Oakland, Calif., made the strongest impression on Fort Wayne citizens with her intelligence, progressive ideas and simple tastes. “Her person is far more interesting than her records,” said historian and pilot Bill Decker, 45, of Fort Wayne.

Edison, Thomas

In 1864 he lived on the upper floor of a business at the corner of Columbia and Calhoun streets when he briefly worked as a telegraph operator for the railroad. Unfortunately, the building was torn down in 1980. Read more in On trail of city’s heritage History buff shares stories over the air about Tom Castaldi by Rosa Salter Rodriguez published March 7, 2010 in The Journal Gazette newspaper and Thomas Edison in Fort Wayne published July 12, 2016 and The Landing and Columbia Street published April 11, 2013 both by Tom Castaldi, local historian, in History Center Notes & Queries blog.

Egts, Michael

November 30, 1952, 63, died January 23, 2016. Son of Clarence Egts and Concetta (Talarico) Egts. A Realtor for 40 plus years with ReMax Results. 37 years was football coach at Bishop Luers High School. See obituary and more at Michael Egts, Luers assistant coach, dies published January 24, 2016 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

Ehresman, Perry

Perry Ehresman retiring from Parks and Recreation Dept. Has served the city for more than 40 years by Blake Sebring published August 24, 2015 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

Eifert, Tyler

Notre Dame star tight end and Bishop Dwenger graduate was chosen April 25, 2013 by the Cincinnati Bengals football team as the 21st pick in the first round of the NFL Draft. Photos of Eifert's high school and college career are found in the Photo gallery: Tyler Eifert through the years and Notre Dame's Eifert picked by Cincinnati in NFL Draft Bishop Dwenger grad taken with 21st pick by Tom Davis April 25, 2013 in The News-Sentinel newspaper. Eifert earns his stripes Former Notre Dame and Bishop Dwenger tight end drafted by Bengals by Tony Krausz The Journal Gazette newspaperApril 26, 2013.

Eikenberry, Mike

Retired April 12, 2013 as Indiana regional president of PNC Bank. He had been with PNC, and its predecessor, National City Bank, and before that, Fort Wayne National Bank, since 1966, when he started in consumer lending. His father was a banker and grandfather was also involved in banking. PNC regional chief to retire Eikenberry ends storied 47-year banking career April 12 February 28, 2013 by Sherry Slater of The Journal Gazette. Short video on After 47 years in bank business, Eikenberry remains optimistic about Fort Wayne by Bob Caylor of The News-Sentinel newspaper April 15, 2013.

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Eisenacher, Betty

Attended every Indianapolis 500 since 1946, from Local woman planning to attend her 71st consecutive Indy 500 by Kevin Kilbane published May 20, 2016 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

Eisenhower, Dwight

He is seen in a few minutes of video September 15, 1952 making a speech at Baker Street Station while campaigning for 34th President of the United States from Access Fort Wayne public television at the Allen County Public Library.

Ellenberger, Norman Dale

83, parents Dale and Mildred Ellenberger and grandparents Chester and Clellah Isanogle in Bluffton, Indiana. Wife Judith Weld, children; Barbara, Shari, and James. Basketball coach at New Mexico, UTEP, Indiana, Chicago Bulls, and New Haven High School. New Haven native a basketball icon Ellenberger never left game for long by Jeff Washburn published November 19, 2015 in The Journal Gazette newspaper. See Fort Wayne Newspaper obituary and Nimsgern Funeral & Cremation Services obituary with color photo. Yes, Norm Ellenberger swept the floor at halftime of the Milan-Muncie Central game by Kerry Hubartt published November 21, 2015 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

Elliot, Willis W.

c.1810-c. 1881, was a pioneer African-American barber who conducted business on the north side of Main Street between Calhoun and Clinton Streets in Fort Wayne. A native of North Carolina, he was a founder of the Turner Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Fort Wayne in 1849. Mentioned in Chapter Three, Black Churches in Fort Wayne, page 103, in the book African Americans in Fort Wayne The First 200 Years.

Ellis, Cecil and Juanita

Founded the Ellis Funeral Home in 1954. Read Ellis Funeral owner Juanita Ellis crosses over at 83 by Frost Editor published April 20, 2015 on Frost Illustrated.

Ellis, Donald

From the forthcoming book: Legendary Locals of Fort Wayne...... Donald “ Don” Ellis (1925 – 1978) After working as a teenager at downtown’s Bon Ton Bakery, with his father’s help, Don would go on to found Ellison Bakery in the family garage in 1945. Joined by brothers William and Richard, the company became an Archway brand licensee in 1949. Ellison underwent repeated expansions and in 1964 moved into a modern 120,000-square-foot Ferguson Road facility, enabling it to churn out over 1.8 million cookies a day. Discontinuing the Archway franchise in 1997, the company, still family-owned, then grew its private label, food service, crunch toppings, and ice cream inclusion items, as well as its own brand of cookies. (Courtesy of Ellison Bakery, Inc.) Posted July 18, 2015 by Randy Harter, Fort Wayne historian and author, and additional photos posted November 16, 2017 on You know you've lived in Fort Wayne too long when... closed Facebook group.

Emanuel, Julia

Early woman pharmacist, 91, died in 1962, was from a family of doctors, father, grandfather, three uncles. Starting in 1889, was a pharmacist for 10 years with Meyer Brothers Drug Store at the corner of Calhoun and Columbia Streets in Fort Wayne. She opened Arcade Pharmacy on West Berry and West Wayne Streets for twenty years, then changed name to Miss Emanuel's Chemist Shop. After 52 years as a pharmacist, she retired in 1943. Read her story Julia Emanuel, The Lady in Lavender published April 28, 2011 in the History Center Notes & Queries blog.

Emenhiser, Margaret

      1817 May 23 Born Married John McConaghy
      1840 Jane born
      1840 Jul 8 James born
      1844 Mary born
      1845 Isabella born
      1848 Margaret M. born
      1848 Husband may have immigrated (year not clear on naturalization papers)
      1849 Jul 17 Alexander born, Ohio
      1850 Stephen born, Indiana
      1854 Nancy born
      1854 Oct 12 Declaration of intention for naturalization by husband
      1858 Theresa born
      1860 Census, Allen County, Madison Township, IN
      1864 Feb 2 Husband John died
      1870 Census Children appear together on census without father who
      has died and next door to David McConaughy (age 72), David J.
      (age 28) and William J. (age 25)
      1879 Mar 11 Died
      EMENHISER, Stephen Blue Rock 370
      Emmonhaser, Adam Salt Creek Twp 468
      EMMONKEISER, Adam Salt Creek Twp 468
      MCCONNAAGHY, William Rich Hill Twp 482
      MCCONNAUGHEY, William Salt Creek Twp 469
      MCCONNEHAY, Mrs. Salt Creek Twp 46
      1850 Federal Census, Allen County, Madison Twp, IN
      McCanahay, John 32 M Farmer 1200 Ireland
      Margaret 31 F Penn
      Jane 11 F Ohio
      James 9 M Ohio
      Mary 7 F Ohio
      Isabella 6 F Ohio
      Alx. 4 M Ohio
      Margaret 2 F Ohio
      Stephen 2/12 M Indiana 
      1860 Federal Census, Allen County, Madison Twp, IN, p. 159
      McConaughy, John 46 Farmer Ireland
      Margaret 41 PA
      Jane 20 Ohio
      James 18 Ohio
      Mary 16 Ohio
      Isabella 15 Ohio
      Alexander 14 Ohio
      Margaret 10 Ohio
      Stephen 9 Indiana
      Nancy 6 Indiana
      Theresa 3/12 F Indian
      1870 Census, Allen County, Madison Twp, IN
      McConaughy, Marg 52 F Keeping house PA
      James 27 M OH
      Isabel 24 F Housekeeper OH
      Steven 18 M OH
      Nancy 16 F IN
      Theresa 9 F IN
      (It appears that John has died.)
      Next door
      David McConaughy 72 M Farmer Ireland
      David J. 28 M Ireland
      Wm J. 25 M Ireland Pleasant Valley Cemetery (abandoned)
      1 1/2 miles S.E. of Hoagland Madison twp. sec. 29
      Margaret wife of J. McConaughy
      d Mar 11, 1879
      aged 61 y 9 m 16 d
      (b 23 May 1817)

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Emenhiser, Stephen C

The pictorial history of Fort Wayne, Indiana : a review of two centuries of occupation of the region about the head of the Maumee River by B. J. Griswold, Chicago, Robert O. Law Company, 1917 on Internet Archive.

STEPHEN C. EMENHISER has been a resident of Allen county from the time of his birth, in a scion of an honored pioneer family, and is today one of the representative farmers and stock growers of Jackson township, where he is the owner of a well improved farm of one hundred and sixty acres. He purchased this place when he was a young man and shortly prior to his marriage, and his devoted young wife proved his efficient coadjutor when he set to himself the arduous task of reclaiming the timber at the time when it came into his possession. Thus through his energy and good management have been made all the improvements that now mark the place as a model farm, the house, barns and other farm buildings having been erected by him and independence and prosperity having crowned his well ordered endeavors. In connection with diversified agriculture Mr. Emenhiser raises live stock of the better type, including full blooded Shropshire sheep and Poland China swine. Mr. Emenhiser has not only been one of the world's productive workers, but has also stood exponent of broad minded and progressive citizenship. He served one year as township supervisor and for the long period of sixteen years was an influential and valued member of the advisory board of Allen county. His political allegiance is given to the Democratic party, he was formerly in active affiliation with the Improved Order of Red Men, and he and his wife are earnest members of the Evangelical Lutheran church at Monroeville, from which village they have service on rural mail route No. 1. Mr. Emenhiser was born in Madison township, this county, on March 2, 1865, and is a son of Joseph and Adeline (Clark) Emenhiser, the former of whom was born in Pennsylvania, of German ancestry, and the latter in Virginia, of English lineage. The marriage of the parents was solemnized in the state of Ohio, whence they came to Allen county more than half a century ago and established their home on a pioneer farm in Madison township, where they passed the remainder of their lives, in the meanwhile contributing a worthy quota to the social and industrial development and progress of the county. Of their fine family of sixteen children the first born died in infancy; Adam is now deceased; Katherine was the third in order of birth; James is deceased; Mrs. Jennie Tood resides in Richmond, Indiana; John is a resident of Jackson township; Adeline is deceased; William is a resident of Texas; Mrs. Abigail Stoneburner resides in Hoagland; Stephen C. of this review, was the next in order of birth; Mrs. Sarah Kantro maintains her home in New York, and Mrs. Minnie Bardey in Buffalo, New York; David is a resident of Hoagland and his twin sister, Delilah, is deceased. Stephen C. Emenhiser acquired his early education in the pioneer schools of Madison township and in the meanwhile assisted in the reclamation and other work of the home farm. He has never severed his allegiance to the great basic industry of husbandry and has for many years been one of the vigorous exemplars of farm enterprise in his native county, as intimated in a preceding division of this article. On October 18, 1899, he married Miss Emma Davidson, daughter of Richard and Mary (Livingston) Davidson, who were born and reared in Licking county, Ohio, and who came to Allen county, Indiana, in 1888. They here resided four years on a farm in Jefferson township and then removed to Kalida, Putnam county, Ohio, where the father passed the remainder of his life and where the widowed mother still resides. Of the children the eldest, Marion, is a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan; Mrs. Ella Pritchard lives in Ohio; Mrs. Emenhiser was the third child; John and Homer reside in Ohio, the former in the city of Toledo; James is deceased; Richard is a resident of Bay City, Michigan, and William is deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Emenhiser have seven children: Mrs. Grace Fernet, Mrs. Ada Starchime, Charles, Augustus, Leonard, Stella and Homer. Edward, the fifth child, is deceased, and Augustus, Leonard, Stella and Homer remain at the parental home.

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Emenhiser, William

      1861 Born in Hoagland, Allen County, Indiana to Joseph Emenhiser
      1870 Census Allen Co Madison Twp IN with parents
      1880 Census Allen Co Madison Twp IN with parents
      1884 Married Isobel McKeeman Allen County, Indiana
      1884 Sep 4 Nancy Delila born Allen Co IN
      1886 Oct 13 William Wesley born Allen Co IN
      1900 Census?
      1910 Census?
      1920 Census?
      1941 Died 
Descendants of William W. Emmenhiser
      Generation No. 1
      1. WILLIAM W.1 EMMENHISER was born 1861 in Hoagland, Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana, and died 1941. 
      He married ISOBEL MCKEEMAN 17 January 1884 in Allen County, Indiana, daughter of DAVID MCKEEMAN and MARGARET 
      i. NANCY DELILA2 EMENHEISER, b. 04 September 1884, Allen County, Indiana.
      ii. WILLIAM WESLEY EMMENHISER, b. 13 October 1886, Allen County, Indiana. 
        EMENHISER, Joseph 50 M W Farmer 4000 600 PA
        Adeline 42 F W Keeping house Ohio
        Catherine 22 F W Ohio
        James 19 M W Ohio
        Amedia 17 F W Ohio
        Joseph 16 M W Ind
        Margaret 14 F W Ind
        John 12 M W Ind
        Wm 9 M W Ind
        Abbington 7 F W Ind
        Steven 6 M W Ind
        Sarah 4 F W Ind
        Anninta 2 F W Ind 
        EMENHISER, Joseph W M 60 Farmer PA PA PA
        Adaline W F 53 Wife Keeps House VA VA VA
        John W M 22 Son Works on farm IN PA VA
        William W M 19 Son Works on farm IN PA VA
        Abigail W F 17 Daughter At Home IN PA VA
        Stephen W M 15 Son Work on farm IN PA VA
        Sarah W F 14 Daughter At school IN PA VA
        Arometa W F 12 daughter At school IN PA VA
        David W M 9 Son IN PA VA

General Index of Guardianships, Allen County 1829-1905 Nancy D. Emenheiser (et al.) heirs of Margaret McKeeman Guardian Wm Emenheiser date of appt, 11 Apr 1896 book 6, page 1, file box 358

1897 Plat Map of Madison Township, Allen County, IN shows J.W. & D. Emenhiser owned part of Sections 29 and 30.

1890 MADISON TOWNSHIP, ALLEN COUNTY, IN EMMENHEISER, Catherine Joseph Joseph A. Joseph W. Stephen William

Allen County, IN Estates Emenhiser, Joseph A. Emenhiser, Eliza A. Bk. 12 Pg. 454 #2828 Emenhiser, Joseph W. Emenhiser, Stephen C & Smith, Allie Bk.11 Pg. 443 #2393

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Emerick, Minnie

      1869 Dec 2 Born to Henry Emerick and in Allen County, Indiana 1870 Census? Allen Co IN Marion Twp with parents 1880 Census? Allen Co IN Marion Twp with parents
      1889 May 23 Married William M. McKeeman in Indiana
      1890 Tax list Allen County, IN
      1891 Aug 1 Alberta Volette born Allen County, Indiana
      1893 Mar 28 Ida Lavern born
      1896 Sep 5 Everett Paul born Allen County, Indiana
      1900 Census Allen County, IN
      1905 Sep 19 Margaret Lucille born
      1910 Census Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
      1920 Census Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana
      1955 May 27 Died 
Descendants of Minnie Jane EMERICK
        Generation No. 1
        1.  MINNIE JANE4 EMERICK  (HENRY3, JOSEPH2, JOHN GEORGE JR.1) was born 02
        December 1869 in Allen County, Indiana, and died 27 May 1955.  She married
        WILLIAM M. MCKEEMAN 23 May 1889 in Indiana, son of DAVID MCKEEMAN and
        Children of MINNIE EMERICK and WILLIAM MCKEEMAN are:
        i. ALBERTA VOLETTE5 MCKEEMAN, b. 01 August 1891, Fort Wayne, Allen
        County, Wayne Township, Indiana; d. 11 February 1979, DAYTON, Ohio;         m. (1)
        ROBERT LEROY LARIMORE, 11 March 1914; m. (2) ARTHER HICKMAN, 1965.
        ii. IDA LAVERN MCKEEMAN, b. 28 March 1893; d. 15 January 1894, Infant.
        iii. EVERETT PAUL MCKEEMAN, b. 05 September 1896, Fort Wayne, Allen
        County, Wayne Township, Indiana; d. 02 March 1946, Fort Wayne, Allen
        County, Wayne Township, Indiana; m. HELEN NORTON, 18 June 1918.
        iv. MARGARET LUCILLE MCKEEMAN, b. 19 September 1905; d. May 1978, El
        Cajon, California; m. OMAR GOCKE, 06 June 1936. 

Mr. and Mrs. William McKeeman will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary Tuesday at a reception at their home, 115 Killea Avenue. They have invited their relatives and intimate friends to call between the hours of 1 to 5 in the afternoon and 7 to 9 in the evening. The McKeemans have two daughters, Mrs. Robert Larimore who resides at 606 West Wildwood Avenue, and Mrs. Omar Gocke, 2908 South Harrison Street, and a son, Mr. Everett McKeeman 3337 Piqua Avenue. The son Everett drowned. They had a baby who died also.

Klaehn Funeral Home Records McKeeman, William m Minnie Jane b 27 Mar 1863, Allen County, d 30 Jul 1941, Maryellen Hower's Book says: William born 27 Mar 1863, Hoagland, Indiana Married Minnie Jane Emrick 23 May 1889 Died 30 July 1941, buried Lindenwood Cemetery, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Children: Alberta Volette, born 1 Aug 1891, Ft. Wayne, Married Robert Leroy Larimore, 11 Mar 1914 Married Arthur Hickman 1965 Died 11 Feb 1979, Dayton, Ohio Buried Lindenwood Cemetery, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Children: Ruth Anna born 1 May 1915 Mary Ellen born 14 Dec 1920 worked on the home farm in his early years. On 23 May 1889 he married Minnie Jane Emrick, born 2 Dec 1869, daughter of Henry and Margaret Emrick. William was engaged in the constuction business until 1899 when he went to work for the Pennsylvania Railroad as car repairman. He retired, after 32 years of service , on 1 April 1931.  William and Mary lived on the corner of Harrison St. and Killea Ave. Fort Wayne, Ind. until a home at 115 Killea Ave. was built, about 1910.  William and Minnie were members of Third Presbyterian Church.

1890 Madison Township, Allen County, IN McKeeman, William

1900 Federal Soundex Indiana
      McKeeman, William
      Mar 1863   37 IN
      Allen Wayne Twp
      Fort Wayne So. Harrison 411
      McKeeman, Minnie J.    Dec 1869   30 IN
      Alberta Aug 1891    8 IN
      Everett M. Sep 1896    3 IN 
      V 3  ED 39  SH 14  LN 45
      MCKEEMAN, WILLIAM Head W M Mar 1863 37 N 11 IN IRE IRE Carpenter 1/2 Y Y
      Minnie J Wife W F Dec 1869 30 N 11 8 2 IN IN OH Y Y Y
      Valberta Daugh W F Aug 1891 8 S IN IN IN At school
      Everitt M Son W M Sept 1896 3 S IN IN IN 

1908 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, William, car bldr Penn Co, h 2903 Harrison

      McKeeman, William Head M W 47 IN IRE IRE Eng Carpenter RR W N N Y Y
      Minnie J. Wife F W 40 M1 3 3 IN PA OH Eng YY
      Alberta V Daughter F W 18 S IN IN IN Eng Operator Telephone W N N Y
      Everett M Son M W 13 S IN IN IN Eng None Y Y Y
      Margaret L Daughter F W 4 S IN IN IN 
1920 Federal Census Fort Wayne, Wayne Twp., Allen Co., IN 115 Killea
      MCKEEMAN, Wm Head 56 IN IRE IRE Car builder
      Minnie Jane Wife 50 IN PA OH
      Margaret Lucile Dtr 14 IN IN IN 

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 31 July 1941 McKeeman Funeral services for William McKeeman, 78, who died at 4:20 o'clock Wednesday morning at his home at 2903 South Harrison street following a three-year illness, will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Klaehn & Sons funeral home Dr. Andrew Lowry officiating. Burial will be in Lindenwood cemetery. Friends may view the body at the funeral home. Mr. McKeeman was employed in the Pennsylvania railroad car shops for 32 years until retiring 13 years ago. He was a lifelong resident of Allen county. He was a member of the Third Presbyterian church, the Royal league and Pennsylvania Western Veterans association. Survivors include the widow Minnie; a son, Everett McKeeman; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Larimore and Mrs. Omar Gocke; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and two brothers, Alexander and David McKeeman, all of Fort Wayne.

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette 28 May 1955 Mrs. Minnie Jane McKeeman Mrs. Minnie Jean McKeeman, 85, died at 8:40 p.m. yesterday in a local nursing home where she had been a patient for about six weeks.  She formerly resided at 2331 S. Hanna St. Born in Allen County, Mrs. McKeeman had been a Fort Wayne resident for more than 60 years. She was a member of the Third Presbyterian Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Alberta (Robert) Larimore, with whom she made her home, and Mrs. Omar Gocke, Albuquerque, N.M.; a sister, Mrs. Elmer Mizer, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Ellis Emrick, Hoagland, and Will Emrick, Delphos, Ohio; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The body was taken to Klaehn Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Generation 2 (parents) 2 William  F.  McKeeman:  William  was born 27 Mar 1863, in Allen County, Indiana.  He married Minnie Jane Emerick 23 May 1889 in  Hoagland,  Allen County, Indiana.  William died 30 Jul 1941 in Ft. Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. He was buried in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Lindenwood Cemetery. 3 Minnie Jane Emerick: Minnie was born 2 Dec 1869, in Allen County, Indiana. She married William F. McKeeman 23 May 1889 in Hoagland, Allen County, Indiana. Minnie died 20 May 1955 in Ft. Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. She was buried in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Lindenwood Cemetery.

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Engelbrecht, Vernon

Crew member of B-26 #40-1475, Bomber Squadron 33 and Carole Lombard, the famous Hollywood movie star Jane Alice Peters both born in Fort Wayne, deaths were printed side by side in the January 17, 1942 The Journal Gazette newspaper. The bomber squad story is retold in Follow Up: Researched Background of the members of the crew of B-26 #40-1475, Bomber Squadron 33 by Marie S. Schmidt. The crew died in a military plane crash just 23 days after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, but the wreckage was not located until 1992 when three hikers were curious about the old wreckage of a plane on Keller Peak in California's San Bernardino Mountains. The story was retold in the article Memorial honors local soldier killed in '41 crash by Nancy Vendreley November 11, 1994 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

English, James

      1822    Born in Ireland Married Isabella McConahey in Ireland
      1847    Margaret born in Ireland
      1847    Immigrated Ireland to America
      1848    John born in Ohio
      1852    Lisa born in OHio
      1853    Mary born in Ohio Moved to Indiana
      1855    James born in Indiana
      1857    Calvin born in Indiana
      1859    Janella born in Indiana
      1860    Census, Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana
      1862    Kate born 25 Apr 1863 Guardian to Mary Hill
      1864    Minie born 24 Mar 1867 Visited father in Philadelphia to raise money for a new church in 
      1870    Census, Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana
      17 Jan 1876 Guardian to Mary Bashop 24 May 1876 Nephew John McKeeman drowned and James bought casket 
      for family
      1880    Census, Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana, Magie McConahey from Ireland living with 
      1890    Paid taxes Allen County, Indiana
      1897    Owned Section 19, Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana 

GUARDIANSHIP General Index of Guardianships, Allen County, IN Bashop, Mary M. heirs of Francis Bashop Guardian James English date of appt 17 Jan 1876 book 2, page 343 Hill, Mary (et al.) heirs of Wm Hill Guardian James English date of appt 25 Apr 1863 book 1, page 282, file box 294


1850 FEDERAL CENSUS CHECK OHIO There are several James English in Ohio in 1850: Crawford County Page 333 Cuyahoga County, Brooklyn Page 7 Cuyahoga County, 3rd Ward Cleveland Page 260 Cuyahoga County, Royalton Twp Page 149 Darke County, Wayne Twp, Page 313 (This is not the one as I found a bio of his life.) Guernsey County, Madison Twp, Page 402 Harrison County, North Twp, Page 292 Tuscawaris County, Goshen Twp, Page 496 and 497

      1860 Census Allen County, Madison Twp., Indiana Page 524 OR 604
      James English 38 M Farmer 1600 500 Ireland
      Isabella 36 F Ireland
      Margaret 13 F Ireland   INDICATES THEY EMIGRATED IN 1847 OR 1848
      John 12 M Ohio
      Lisa 8 F Ohio
      Mary 7 F Ohio
      James 5 M Indiana
      John 3 M Indiana
      Jennett 1 Indiana
      John Johnson 18 M Laborer Indiana 
      1870 Census Allen County, Madison Twp., Indiana   PAGE 4
      James English 47 M Farmer         Ireland
      Isabel        44 F Keeping house  Ireland
      Maggie J.     29 F School teacher Ireland
      John W.       30 M School teacher Ireland
      Mary I.       16 F                OH
      James P.      15 M                IN
      Calvin        12 M                IN
      Janella       10 F                IN
      Katy S.        8 F                IN
      Nancy M.       6 F                IN 
      1880 Census Allen County, Indiana
      James English   57  Farmer  Ire Ire Ire
      Isabell         55          Ire Ire Ire
      James P.        24  Teacher IN  Ire Ire
      Calvin H.       22  On farm IN  Ire Ire
      tie           20  Teacher IN  Ire Ire
      Kate            18  Teacher IN  Ire Ire
      Minie           16          IN  Ire Ire
      Henry Bishop    16  On farm IN
      Magie McConaghy 20  Niece   Ire Ire Ire 

1890 TAX LIST 1890 Madison Township, Allen County, IN ENGLISH, James

PLAT MAP 1897 Plat Map of Madison Township, Allen County, IN shows J. English owned part of Section 19 adjoining the McKeeman land. This is just north of Hoagland. Jane and Dan Hodgson drove past this property in 1992. It was entirely planted in crops. The Grand Rapids Railroad runs through the property.

PELTIER FUNERAL HOME FORT WAYNE IN English, Jno  McKeeman 5-24-1876  (This is John McKeeman) English, Jno McKeeman, Jno 3-24-1876 English, John son 1-28-1875 English, Jos wife 5-24-1879 English, Thomas child 10-9-1872 English, Thomas child 10-9-1872

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Enyart, John H.

Civil War veteran, born November 9, 1843 in Lagro, Indiana, died August 20, 1919 in FOrt Wayne. See newspaper image posted August 21, 2014 on the original Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana page on Facebook.

Essex, Trai Jamar

Born December 5, 1982 in Fort Wayne, attended Paul Harding High School, lettered in football and basketball. He was a standout football tight end and played in the first ever U.S. Army All-American Bowl high school football national all-star game on December 30, 2000. In basketball, he was a member of the 2001 class 2A Indiana boys high school championship team. His 14 rebounds ties for 3rd best ever in the class 2A championship game. Essex was an All-Conference honoree as a junior. Played football at Northwestern University. Was a third round 2005 draftee by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an offensive lineman when they won Super Bowl XL and again in 2009 at Super Bowl XLIII. After seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, he is now an American football offensive guard who most recently played for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League. See his Wikipediapage and older Steelers archived webcitation page.

Essig, William

His father William donated land to form the town of Williamsburg, now known as Poe. Uncle George Essig lived in Whitley County, Indiana

1862 Born 1892 Mar 26 Married Ellen McKeeman 1893 Feb 13 Margaret born Fort Wayne, Allen Co IN 1900 Census Allen County, IN

Descendants of William ESSIG Generation No. 1 1. WILLIAM1 ESSIG was born 1862.  He married ELLEN ELIZA MCKEEMAN 26 March 1892 in Indiana, daughter of DAVID MCKEEMAN and MARGARET MCCONAHEY. Child of WILLIAM ESSIG and ELLEN MCKEEMAN is: i. MARGARET2 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.

      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 

General Index of Guardianships Allen County, IN Turner Hannah heir of Wm Essig Guardian Harvey K. Turner date of appt 23 Jun 1875 book 2, page 313, file box 342

Submitted before 2009 by Jane Hunter Hodgson Tucson, Arizona:

Ewing, William G.

1798-1843, he was born in New York and came to Fort Wayne with his father and mother in 1822. William G. Ewing was the first Fort Wayne man to be admitted to the Allen County bar. He had a college education in Ohio and subsequently studied in a law office in Cincinnati. He was admitted to the practice of law in Allen County with the establishment of the first court in 1824. Copied from History is in session Courthouse,occupants getbook treatment published May 12, 2019 in The Journal Gazette newspaper. His home Ewing Homestead was built in 1838. The Ewings and the Indian Trade on the Midwestern Frontier by Tom Castaldi, local historian, posted October 24, 2013 on the History Center Notes & Queries blog. See Ewing Family Materials in the Family Resources growing collection of material submitted to The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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