People of Allen County, Indiana

M Surnames

Maahs, Mike

25 years in local sports broadcasting almost 1,200 Fort Wayne Wizards/TinCaps games and more than 800 IPFW athletic events. Determination led to successful career for TinCaps, IPFW broadcaster by Blake Sebring published July 19, 2015 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

McDonald, Ranald Trevor

A business magnate and promoter in the era of Edison and Tesla, McDonald was a key figure in the early years of the electrical industry in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He played a substantial role (as financier and/or manager) in dozens of corporations in several states besides Indiana. Millionaire and inventor, McDonald's death was widely mourned in 1898. Copied from the book: Ranald Trevor McDonald: Captain of Industry: An electrical mastermind in the Victorian Era 

Macedonians

In 1922 Macedonian delegates met in Fort Wayne and formed the International Macedonian Political Organization, later renamed the Macedonian Patriotic Organization (MPO) in 1956. Learn more in 200@200 - Peopling the Community at 200 @ 200 2016 Bicentennial items at The History Center.

Mahurin, Walker Bud

1918-2014, he was born in Dowagiac, Michigan, then lived in Ann Arbor until he was adopted by a family from Fort Wayne, Indiana from Walker Bud Mahurin on Air Zoo.. South Side High School graduate, ace fighter pilot and war hero, was shot down twice – once over France and later in Korea – and escaped both times, responsible for 21 kills from the cockpit of his P-47 Thunderbolt in the European Theater of World War II and in the Pacific. Later, in Korea, he downed four Communist MiG fighter jets. See Bud Mahurin, Fighter Pilot in 2 Wars, Dies at 91 by Richard Goldstein published May 15, 2010 on The New York Times newspaper and Walker M. "Bud" Mahurin, A Top Flying Ace, 91, Washington Post by T. Rees Shapiro Washington Post Staff Writer posted on Google Groups. See Bud Mahurin on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Maloley, Al

100, May 24, 1913 was born in Fort Wayne to Lebanese imigrant parents and died March 20, 2014. In 1939 he married Julia Ann Ellis of Grand Rapids, Michigan who, at age 93, died August 25, 2006. They had two daughters, Nancy (deceased), who served in the Nixon, Reagan and Bush 41 White House Administrations, and Pamela Morris, formerly of Washington D.C., now of Durham, North Carolina, one grandson Alfred Morris. One brother Edmone and son Michael Maloley, nieces Ginny and Nellie Maloley of Fort Wayne survived. Nieces Judy Elsworth of West Bloomfield, Michigan; nephews David Jospeh of Williamston, Michigan and Mark Newall of Los Angeles, California. With his brother Mike, they founded Maloley's Fine Foods which at their peak employed 1,200 people in 18 supermarkets in northeast Indiana, a bakery and two M&M stamp stores. He was an active community leader discussed in his March 20, 2014 D.O. McComb and Sons obituary. Store photos and his obituary post discussion December 19, 2016 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.

Maloley, Mary

Born in 1881 Syria died, December 20, 1944 according to her Find A Grave page. 1908 Lebanese immigrant Mary Maloley moved to Fort Wayne to become a landlord and real estate investor with money she had made dealing in diamonds and gems. She gave money to her nephews, Al and Mike Maloley, to start their grocery business Maloley's Fine Foods from Mary Maloley heading in Strangers Among Us by Louise Clamme and Sinuard Castelo published in 2011 available on Google Play. Her funeral service was well attended and she was buried at Lindenwood Cemetery. See her photo posted March 7, 2016 on Twitter by The History Center, then read more at Mary Maloley Funeral Register one of 200 @ 200 2016 Bicentennial items at The History Center. St. Mary's Flat was on Eureka Street in Sin in the Summit City by Heyde Mitchell on February 20, 2014 on LivingFortWayne.com. Her bawdy house was on Eureka Street shown September 17, 2017 on the League Park post on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook. Was the lead paragraph on A little notoriety, a lot of history Local prosecutor's free lecture to focus on the notable — and notorious — women of our city Monday, January 23rd, 2017 on FortWayne.com about the Notable and Notorious Fort Wayne Women lecture at the downtown library.

Mann, Susan

With her friend Alida Hubbell were teachers who arrived with Sam Hanna. Alida's brother Woolsey was employed at the State Bank of Fort Wayne. They started a school in the basement of the Allen County courthouse. She married in Hugh McCulloch. There home is on West Superior street. They moved to Washington D.C. when Hugh was appointed Sectretary of the Treasure by Abraham Lincoln. Read more In Celebration of Women's History Month: Fort Wayne Women by Nancy McCammon-Hansen published March 11, 2014 in the History Center Notes & Queries blog. Learn more about Hugh McCulloch and see a picture of Susan at The Father of Modern Banking Hailed from Fort Wayne .

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Marshall, Thomas

Vice President 1913, 1917. From Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana. Lived in Fort Wayne as a teenager.

Martin, Mary Ann Hassett

Mary Ann Hassett was born in Ireland’s Tipperary County on May 1, 1842, and at the age of four emigrated to Cincinnati, Ohio. Her husband to be, Patrick Henry Martin, was born in 1840 in Cincinnati and in 1858 the two were joined in marriage at Franklin, Ohio. He was a canaller between Dayton, Ohio, running on the Miami & Erie Canal to its connection with the Wabash & Erie at Junction, Ohio on the Wabash & Erie. Eventually, he operated two boats, landing at ports between Toledo, Ohio, Lafayette, Indiana, and below. After Patrick died in 1871, his wife Mary Ann operated the boats during the last years of the old waterway. After a career as a canal boat master, Mary Ann Hassett Martin died in September 1914 at the age of seventy-two and was laid to rest beside her husband Patrick in the Catholic Cemetery at Logansport, Indiana. Copied from her story Mary Ann Martin: A Northern Indiana Boat Master by Tom Castaldi, local historian,published March 1, 2017 on Indiana Historical Bureau blog.

Martin, William

A native of Germany, came to American when he was 21 years old, house mover - moved over 700 houses. See his July 9, 1913 Fort Wayne News newspaper obituary

Martone, Anthony Tony

Born December 13, 1932, died April 8, 2014, 81, husband of Patty Martone, a Fort Wayne sports legend, was quarterback for Central Catholic's 1950 state championship team, Commissioner of the PAL Football League for 52 years, in 1967 he was elected president of the Fort Wayne Little League serving five years, and was inducted into the Northeast Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998. He was survived by sons Michael Anthony (Theresa Pappas) Martone of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and former Northrop football coach Timothy James (Amy) Martone of Fort Wayne and three grandsons, Anthony "Sam" Martone, Nicholas V. Pappas and Benjamin James Martone. Copied from his April 8, 2014 D.O. McComb and Sons obituary and Fort Wayne sports legend Tony Martone passes Was a great baseball and football player, coach and organizer by Blake Sebring published April 9, 2014 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

Martone, Michael

This One’s (Four) You, Michael Martone by B.J. Hollars published April 13, 2016 on Indiana University Press blog. Former Fort Wayne resident Michael Martone wins prestigious writing award by Cindy Larson published June 3, 2016 in The News-Sentinel newspaper. His book Fort Wayne is Seventh on Hitlers List was discussed February 5, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook. He has 12 books listed on Amazon.com.

Martone, Patti

Former guest columnist for the News-Sentinel newspaper wrote her last COMMUNITY VOICE column July 11, 2012, a recall of her Spring 1989 North Side Alumni Association article, North Side, State Street endure the years of change in my 'State of Mind'. Several newspaper articles about her life: COMMUNITY VOICE As an actress, I got to walk in Patty Martone' shoes, if only briefly by Deborah Dambra published July 2, 2012 in The News-Sentinel newspaper , Local educator, leader Patty Martone dies at 81 by Jeff Wiehe published July 10, 2012 in, and Bettering city was her workpublished July 11, 2012 in The Journal Gazette newspaper. See also Legacy.com obituary and Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Funeral Home obituary with photo gallery. Legendary Locals of Fort Wayne, by Randolph L. Harter, Craig S. Leonard discussion July 31, 2015 on You know you've lived in Fort Wayne too long when... closed Facebook group. Patty Martone, a longtime fixture of Fort Wayne Community Schools, died early Monday morning, her family said. She was 81. Martone served as Fort Wayne Community Schools’ assistant superintendent from 1982 to 1986, when she retired after being diagnosed with colon cancer. Martone was a fixture in the FWCS serving as an English teacher at Central High School on Lewis Street for 12 years, dean of girls for Central and Northrop high schools for nine years and holding various administrative roles in the district’s central office. “I left my heart on Lewis Street,” Martone once said of Central, now Anthis Career Center. “From the day she started, way back at Central, she just loved kids,” said Tony Martone, her husband of nearly 60 years. Martone was an avid writer and long-time guest columnist for The News-Sentinel. She wrote Northrop High School’s fight song and named the school’s newspaper and yearbook. From Longtime educator, guest columnist Patty Martone passes away published July 09, 2012 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

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Mason family

Mason Family History - And A View of the Past by Cindy Cornwell published August 31, 2005 on theWaynedale News.com.

Matteson, Bradley W.

A police officer killed in line of duty October 5, 2000. Officer Matteson (age 43), a 19-year-veteran with the Fort Wayne Police Department, was pronounced dead at 6:30 a.m. at Parkview Hospital with massive head injuries after his patrol car collided with a tractor-trailer rig. Officer Matteson was survived by a wife and three children.

Maxwell, Marvel Marilyn

Bob Hope & Marilyn Maxwell - Silver Bells (Original) by Stage Film Television published December 14, 2017 on YouTube
From Wikipedia... "Silver Bells" is a popular Christmas song, composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. "Silver Bells" was first performed by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell in the motion picture The Lemon Drop Kid, filmed in July–August 1950 and released in March 1951. The first recorded version was by Bing Crosby and Carol Richards on September 8, 1950 with John Scott Trotter and his Orchestra and the Lee Gordon Singers which was released by Decca Records in October 1950. After the Crosby and Richards recording became popular, Hope and Maxwell were called back in late 1950 to refilm a more elaborate production of the song.

August 3, 1921 – March 20, 1972, the other Marilyn, attended Central High School, was an usher at the Rialto Theater in the mid-1930s, and dropped out of school in her sophomore year to join an Indianapolis band as a singer. ... still a teenager when she signed with MGM, whose owner Louis B. Mayer convinced her to drop her first name. In more than 30 movies beginning in 1942, she played opposite legends like Clark Gable, Mickey Rooney, Gene Kelly, and Kirk Douglas. Maxwell is remembered for singing the Christmas carol classic “Silver Bells” which debuted in the movie “The Lemon Drop Kid” with Bob Hope. She and Hope traveled widely doing USO Tours during World War II and the Korean Conflict and had a longstanding relationship. Copied from page 101 of Legendary Locals of Fort Wayne, by Randolph L. Harter, Craig S. Leonard and discussion August 15, 2015 by Randy Harter, Fort Wayne historian, author, and the history/architecture guide for FortWayneFoodTours.com on You know you've lived in Fort Wayne too long when... closed Facebook group. Also February 20, 2018 and April 12, 2019 discussions on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook . See Marilyn Maxwell on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

McChessney, Maureen

"1948 when McChessney was born. Her mother, who wasn’t married, raised her until she was 2 and then put her up for adoption. McChessney’s birth mother remained in her life, though. McChessney knew her as her aunt, an awfully devoted aunt. ... McChessney saw her father only three times, but in one of those meetings, he told her she had a sister, and he even told her where she worked, but he instructed McChessney not to talk to her." Read how two British half-sisters are reunited in 2012 Fort Wayne, Indiana in the newspaper article Half sisters finally united by Frank Gray of the Journal Gazette newspaper September 13, 2012.

McBride, James

1923-1980 - watercolorist with a local gallery, was best known for his Indiana landscapes and his depictions of Fort Wayne buildings. Legendary Locals of Fort Wayne, by Randolph L. Harter, Craig S. Leonard discussion August 3, 2015 on You know you've lived in Fort Wayne too long when... closed Facebook group.

McCaulay, Timothy

Fort Wayne head attorney and Allen County prosecutor’s office and a number of other entities during a long legal career spanning decades. As health fades, McCaulay gets Sagamore by Jeff Wiehe published February 3, 2016 in The Journal Gazette newspaper. Attorney who served city, county dies at 66 by Rebecca S. Green published February 5, 2016 in The Journal Gazette newspaper. His first wife, Janet, died from cancer in August 1999. Survived by his second wife of nearly 15 years, Sharon, son Phillip; two stepsons, Michael Milholland and Mark Milholland; an infant granddaughter; two step-grandchildren; his mother, Beth Ann McCaulay, and four brothers and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his father, John Francis McCaulay. February 7, 2016 obituary at Dignity Klaehn, Fahl, Melton Funeral Home.

McConahey, Isabel

1824 Nov 28 Born to John McConahey in County Antrim, Ireland
        1846 May 1846 Married James English 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 James Guardian to Mary Hill
        1864    Minie born
        24 Mar 1867 Husband visited father in Philadelphia to raise money for a new church in Indiana
        1870    Census, Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana
        17 Jan 1876 James 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 
                family          
        1890    James Paid taxes Allen County, Indiana Member Third Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, IN
        1890 Mar 22 Died in Allen County, IN
        1897    Owned Section 19, Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana 
CHILDREN OF ISABEL ELIZABETH MCCONAHEY & JAMES H. ENGLISH:
        1. JOHN ENGLISH b. 1848 d. 1848
        2. JOHN W. ENGLISH b. 1849 d. 2 Jul 1924
        3. MARGARET JANE ENGLISH b. 1847 d. 1925 m. 8 Feb 1881 Solomon Gresley
        4. ROSEANNA ENGLISH b. 1851 d. 1931
        5. MARY ISABEL ENGLISH b. 1853
        6. JAMES P. ENGLISH b. 1854 d. 18 Jun 1880
        7. CALVIN H. ENGLISH b. 1858 d. 1948 m. Desdemona Heaton 18 Jun 1885 m. Mary A. Tower
        8. JEANETTE ENGLISH b. 1859 d. 1950 m. Frank Carter Hubler 2 May 1882
        9. KATHERINE ENGLISH b. 1862 m. Mason Merrian
        10. NANCY MINNIE ENGLISH b. 1864 d. 1931 m. Ira L. Barkley 5 May 1885 

CHURCH Third Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, IN English, Mrs. Isabelle 9  27  1889  Died 3 23 1890 English, Mr. James     9  27  1889  Died 8 23 1902 Rejoicing in faith

1860 FEDERAL CENSUS 1860 Census Allen County, Madison Twp., Indiana James English E524

1870 FEDERAL CENSUS
        1870 Census Allen County, Madison Twp., Indiana
        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 FEDERAL CENSUS
        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 

LETTER Letter written James H. English to Isabel, his wife, from Phil. 21 March 1867 My Dearly Beloved Wife & Child. I am well thanks be to God for His great kindness. I hope you are enjoying the same blessing. I am very anxious and uneasy about a letter the day I arrived here. I wrote you telling you of my safe arrival & I expected a letter from you this week. Some day but no.  No letter yet last night I dreamed I Meet the letter carrier and that he handed me a letter from be hind his back and when I began to open it I awake & so doomed to disappointment. I hope you recevied mine if not I am sure you are very uneasy if you did not get the last & get this one. Wrote and post the same day. I may get one tomarrow if I do I will write another as soon as I ge it. I am occupied in the day time visiting and begging but at night my thoughts concentrate upon my dear family true it is when we are deprived of the society of those near and Dear to us. We appricatethe value of it more highly, I hope you are not uneasy about me I am enjoying myself as well as I could expect in your absence. My friends & acquaintances are doing all in their power to make me happy during my sojourn among them. This is the first night I have here in Father's house since I came (excepting Sabbath evenings) This night Father is a member of Session visiting some of the members of the congregation. Mr Baer & Father now comes in at this moment so it must stop.  Good night the Lord Preserve you. 26 March 1867 now my Dear Wife you will Think it strange I did not finish my letter next morning but I waited from day to day expecting a letter & yesterday so Father and I were in West Philadelphia begging  we went down to the postoffice & through curiosity I walked to the list of advrtised letters Remaining unclaimed among hundreds of others I observed English, James I walked up enquired of the clerk, as there are perhaps 40 to 50 in the office, for the letter I examined & found it he gave it to me he asked me where I lived I told him & where I stopped at present I told him he said the letter was not addressed to that Place. I asked premission to see it. I told him it was my sons handwriting and explained the mistake in the address so I took possession of it (as it would have been troublesome to take it out of my hand again) I walked over to a vacant coner of the room opened & read with tears flowing freely. it was providential occurances Thanks God for it. As I was reading Mr. Barr came in. I handed the letter (as he excels in Sympathy & kindness) it has been particularly shown to me since I came. he has a good congregation of nearly 300 members. First Sabbath after I came no preaching by Rev. Barr he being assisting & Brother Minister prayer meeting in the church house full. After singing I was first called upon to lead in Prayer, (being previously Introduced to the Congregation) I merely cite this as an instance of the many tokens of high regard shown me since I came here. I have to cut off. I cannot compley with the many invitations given Father, Mother & I. I must make up my mind about going home. it is more laborious to solicit aid through this City. The bounds are so extended. Father & I has walked from 6 to 7 miles per day in a straight line from where Father lives besides circling around afterwards. The Lord has given me favor beyound my anticipation at this date I have collected (keep this to yourself) $117.00 and has not went into Mr. Barrs congregation yet. The first I ask it was James P Smyth he gave me $10.00 if I am spared to get home I will give you a full history of all the way which the Lord has led me. I will not say when I will leave for home as I wish to do all I can for the church while I am here. I may be home next week & I may not do not be uneasy. I am in good health. Yesterday attended the Philada Presbyterian was cordially received by the ministery & Eldership invited to visit their different Congregations but of course take time. give Little Nancy a kiss for me and all the children. The choicest of my wishes you are never forgotten in our prayers even by strangers in the Congregation." Along the top of page My Dear John I will answer your's again as I must now start out. Father has "wrought" none since I came here in great kindness Cousin J.J. Pollock & S. Smith lets him go with me & continuing his wages. Farewell Dear Isobell for my sake be easy of mind. The Lord will bring us together again Your affectionate husband, Tell Death (signed) James English K----ss Notes by abstractor: The Nancy is Minnie English Barkley. She changed her name when she was in her teens. Mr. Polock could be either J or P and Mr. Smith a S or J. Copied by L B. C The church referred to in the letter is the United Presbyterian, Eighth Presbyterian Church, NE corner 15th & Christian, Rev. W.W. Barr D.D.

Submitted before 2009 by Jane Hunter Hodgson, Tucson, Arizona: janehunterhodgson@comcast.net
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/o/d/Jane-Hodgson/index.html, see also the Hunter Hodgson Webpage 2004 archive

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McConahey, John

        1815 Mar 18 Born to John McConahey in County Antrim, Ireland
        1818 Immigrated Ireland to US with parents
        1820 Census?
        1830 Census? Muskingun County, Ohio Salt Creek Twp or Washington Twp
        1838 Apr 12 Married Margaret Muskingun County, Ohio
        1840 Census? Salt Creek or Rich Hill Twp
        1840    Jane born
        1840 Jul 8 James born
        1844    Mary born
        1845    Isabella born
        1848    Margaret M. born
        1848    May have immigrated (year not clear on naturalization papers)
        1849 Jul 17 Alexander born, Ohio
        1849    Moved to Indiana
        1850    Census Allen County, Madison Twp, IN, age 32
        1850    Stephen born, Indiana
        1854    Nancy born
        1854 Oct 12 Declaration of intention for naturalization
        1858    Theresa born
        1860    Census, Allen County, Madison Township, IN
        1864 Feb 2 Died Buried Pleasant Valley Cemetery, age 47 y, 11 m, 2 d
        Allen County, Madison Township, IN, section 29
        1870    Census family appears 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) 
CHILDREN OF JOHN MCCONAHEY & MARGARET:
        1. JANE MCCONAHEY b. 1840 (1839)
        2. JAMES MCCONAHEY b. 8 Jul 1840 d. 8 Nov 1896, Allen County, IN (1841)
        (1843)
        3. MARY MCCONAHEY b. 1844 d. 2 Feb 1884, Allen County, IN (1843)
        4. ISABELLA MCCONAHEY b. 1845 (1844) (1846)
        5. MARGARET MCCONAHEY b. 1848 (1846)
        6. ALEXANDER MCCONAHEY b. 17 Jul 1849 (1846)
        7. STEPHEN MCCONAHEY b. 1850 (1846 or 47) (1852)
        8. NANCY MCCONAHEY b. 1864 (1854) (1854)
        9. THERESA MCCONAHEY b. 1858 (1859) (1861)
        
        The years in parentheses are figured from the ages in the 1850 census for
        1-7 and 1860 for 8 and 9. 

1820 FEDERAL CENSUS INDEX MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO NO EMMENHISER NO MCCONAGHY

1830 FEDERAL CENSUS INDEX MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO MCCONAHAN, William 268 Salt Creek Twp MCCONOHOUGH, William 302 Washington Twp

1840 FEDERAL CENSUS INDEX MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO
        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 467 

NATURALIZATION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. State of Indiana, Allen County, SS. BE IT KNOWN That on the 12 day of October 1854 at the October Term, 1854, of the Common Plea Court, personally appeared in open Court JOHN MCCONAUGHY a native of Ireland and shows to the Court by a certificate under seal that on the 12 day of October, 1854, he reported himself for NATURALIZATION, and declared his intentions perparatory to being admitted A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES before the Clerk of Allen Circuit Court agreeably to the act of Congress in such case made and provided; and previously the examination of two competent witnesses his evidence in the United states more than five years, and in the State of Indian one year; his attachment to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and favorable disposition to the good order and happiness of the same, and likewise his behavior as a man of good moral humor. Therupon said JOHN MCCONAUGHY is duly sworn in open Court, and makes oath that he will abjure all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Prince, Potentate, State, or Sovereignty whatever, and particularly to Victoria Queen of Great Britain & Ireland. In Witness Whereof, I hereunto set my name and affix the Seal of said Court this 12 day of October A.D., 1884. I.G. Nelson Clerk

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA STATE OF INDIANA, SS COUNTY OF ALLEN BE IT KNOWN That on the 12 day of October A.D., 1854, personally appeared in Allen Circuit Court before the Clerk thereof, John Mcconaughy an alien, and reports himself for NATURALIZATION, and being duly sworn on oath declares that he is a native of Ireland aged about 38 years, and owes allegiance to Queen Victoria that he emigrated thence, embarked at Belfast and arrived at Baltimore in the United States on the ___ day of ___ A.D. 1818, and that it is bona fide his intention to reside in and become a citizen of the United States, and to renounce forever All Allegiance and Fidelity to every Foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovreignty whatever, and particularly to Queen Victoria John McConaughy Sworn and subscribed the 12 day of October 1854. In Testimony Whereof I I.G. Nelson Clerk of the Allen Circuit Court, hereunto set my name and affix the Seal of said Court this 12 day of October 1854. I.G. Nelson Clerk

1850 FEDERAL CENSUS MUSKINGUM COUNTY, INDIANA
        MCCONAGHY, William Salt Creek Twp 391
        MCCONAHAY, David Zanesville Twp 185
        MCCONAUGHY, David Highland Twp 429
        MCCONAUGHY, John Salt Creek Twp 389
        MCCONHA, Isabell Rich Hill Twp 486
        MCCONHA, jAMES RICH Hill Twp 486 
1850 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, INDIANA
        1850 Federal Census, Allen County, Madison Twp, IN Page 170
        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
        1860 Federal Census, Allen County, Madison Twp, IN, p. 159 or 597
        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 Indiana 
1870 FEDERAL CENSUS
        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 

GUARDIANSHIP Allen County Naturalization Book, No. 2, Circuit Court John McConaughty 20 The State of Indiana, Allen County, The Undersigned, Applicant for Letters of Guardianship, on the person and estates of Nancy McConaughy, aged 18 years, May 24, 1871 Thresa McConoughy, aged 12 years, Jan, 1871 minor heirs of John McConooughy, late of Allen County, deceased. Said minors reside in Allen County, in the State of Indiana, and are joint owners of Real Estate in ___ County, of the probable value of ___ Dollars: which will rent annually for the sum of ___ Dollars. Said wards also own personal property of the probable value of One hundred 80 Dollars.

Margaret (her mark) McConaghy The State of Indiana, Allen County, Margaret McConoughy, being duly sworn, says that the material facts contained in the above statement and application for Letters of Guardianship, on the persons and estates of the persons therein named, are correct and true as she verily believes, and further saith not. Margaret McCaunaghy Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 9th day of September, 1871 Wm. S. Edsall Clerk C.C.P. Allen County (Margaret is probably their mother.)

CEMETERY Pleasant Valley Cemetery (abandoned) 1 1/2 miles S.E. of Hoagland Madison twp. sec. 29 John McConaughy d Feb 2, 1884 (should say 1864) aged 47 y 11 m 2 d (b 18 Mar 1815)

PLAT MAP 1897 Plat Map of Madison Township, Allen County, IN shows the McConaughy estate just south of Hoagland. 1898 page 70.

Submitted before 2009 by Jane Hunter Hodgson, Tucson, Arizona: janehunterhodgson@comcast.net
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McConahey, Nancy

 1817 Feb 15 Born to John McConahey in County Antrim, Ireland
        1842 Oct 15 Married Hugh Kerr in Ireland
        1846 Apr 29 Margaret born in Ohio
        1850 Census? Ohio?
        Daughter born
        Sarah born
        1860 Census? Ohio?
        John born
        1866 Sep 27 Daughter Margaret married Henry Emerick, Indiana
        1870 Census? Allen Co IN?
        1880 Census? Allen Co IN?
        1890    City Directory living in Madison Twp, Allen County, IN
        1893 Jun 26 Died, Hoagland, Allen County, Indiana 
CHILDREN OF NANCY MCCONAHEY & HUGH KERR:
        1. MARGARET KERR b. 29 Apr 1846 d. 4 Feb 1928 m. Henry Emerick 27 Sep 1866
        2. DAUGHTER KERR m. Hubler
        3. SARAH KERR m. McCray
        4. JOHN K. KERR 

Fort Wayne Library has Kerr/Hamilton and Susannah Nisewanger Kerr/Karr Ances & Desc. Hamilton and Susannah Nisewanger Kerr, Karr : their ancestry and descendants, 1711 to 1990, Call #: 929.2 C2297K.

1850 FEDERAL CENSUS INDEX CHECK ADAMS CO OH GREEN TWP P 60

1890 Madison Township, Allen County, IN Kerr, Hugh

CEMETERY Antioch Cemetery, Allen County, IN Hugh E. Kerr June 28, 1811 d Aug 31, 1901 Nancy his wife b Feb 15, 1817 d June 26, 1893

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McCulloch, Hugh

Namesake of McCulloch Park, formerly the city burying grounds in the early 1800s where his wife Eunice who died at age 26 on February 29, 1836 was buried, then moved when Lindenwood Cemetery opened in 1860. McCulloch was buried in Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington. His grave is marked: “Hugh McCulloch Dec. 7 1808-May 24, 1895 Comptroller of the Currency 1863 Secretary of the Treasury 1865 to 1869, and in 1884 ‘Justice and Judgment are the habitation of Thy Throne. Mercy and Truth shall go before Thy face.’” His second wife, Susan lived until July 25, 1898, devoting her remaining years to writing her autobiography “The Recollections of Susan Man McCulloch”. In 1981, they were presented to the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society. Copied from The Father of Modern Banking Hailed from Fort Wayne by Nancy McChamon published July 26, 2012, and Hugh McCulloch: Lincoln’s Choice published August 21, 2014 and his son John Ross McCulloch published August 29, 2013 both by Tom Castaldi on the History Center Notes & Queries blog. Hugh McCulloch: Father of Modern Banking book is available from The History Center.

McDonald, Ranald T.

One of the founders of the Jenny Electric Light Company from Ranald T. McDonald by Tom Castaldi published November 7, 2013 on History Center Notes & Queries blog.

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McKeeman, Alexander

        7 Apr 1867 Born to David & Margaret (McConahey) McKeeman, Allen Co, IN
        23 Mar 1876 Brother John drowned
        24 May 1876 Father died
        Married Emily Merillat
        1894 Emily born
        23 Nov 1894 Hazel Pearl born, Hoagland, Allen County, Indiana
        Sep 1896 Gladys born
        1900 Census, Monroe Township, Adams County, Indiana
        25 Oct 1903 Alvin Cornelius born
        1910 Census Fort Wayne, IN 2018 Hanna St.
        1914 Majorie Marie born
        25 Apr 1949 Died at 4410 South Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana, buried at Odd
        Fellows Cemetery, New Haven, Indiana 
CHILDREN OF ALEXANDER & EMILY MERILLAT MCKEEMAN:
        1. Hazel Pearl
        2. Gladys I
        3. Alvin Cornelius
        4. Marjorie Marie 
Descendants of Alexander MCKEEMAN
        Generation No. 1
        1.  ALEXANDER4 MCKEEMAN  (DAVID CHARLES *3, WILLIAM *2, ARCHIBALD? *1) was
        born 07 April 1867 in Hoagland, Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana,
        and died 25 April 1949 in New Haven, Allen County, Madison Township,
        Indiana.  He married EMILY MARGARET MERILLAT in Indiana, daughter of
        MERRILLAT and UNKNOWN.
        
        Children of ALEXANDER MCKEEMAN and EMILY MERILLAT are:
        i.  HAZEL PEARL5 MCKEEMAN, b. 23 November 1894, Hoagland, Allen
        County, Madison Township, Indiana; d. 08 December 1909, Fort Wayne,         Allen
        County, Indiana.
        ii. GLADYS I. MCKEEMAN, b. September 1896; m. WILLIAM PARKER.
        iii.    ALVIN CORNELIUS MCKEEMAN, b. 12 July 1902, Fort Wayne, Allen
        County, Indiana; d. July 1984, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.
        iv. MARJORIE MARIE MCKEEMAN, b. 1914; d. 01 April 1972, Fort Wayne,
        Allen County, Wayne Township, Indiana; m. JOHN SIMMERS. 

ESTATE OF DAVID MCKEEMAN DIED 1876 (age 9) 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

They also had a daughter, Hazel, who died at the age of 12 of congestive heart failure. Alex owned and operated a grocery store on Broadway in Fort Wayne near Robert's medical office.

CHURCH (age 28) Third Presbyterian Church Records, Fort Wayne, IN 5 May 1895 Received 25 Apr 1949 Deceased

CHURCH
        Maryellen Hower's Book:
        Alexander, born 7 April 1867
        Married Emily Merillat
        Died, 25 April 1949
        Children:
        Hazel Pearl, born 23 Nov 1894 died 8 Dec 1909
        Gladys married William Parker
        Alvin
        Marjorie Marie born 1914 died 1 Apr 1972
        married John Simmers
        children:
        Diane
        Mrs. Robert Snow, Indianapolis
        Dr. Udell Simmers, Neosho, MO 

PLAT MAP (age 30) 1897 Plat Map shows McKeeman farm in Madison Township, Allen County, IN with part under the name A. McKeeman and part under the name M. McKeeman. His mother, Margaret had died earlier. This is Section 18, the western 1/2 of the southeast quarter. A portion of the southwest quarter is under the name H. Emerick. The northwest quarter of section 19 directly under this is owned by J. English. Part of Section 16 is owned by R. Mercer. Parts of Sections 29 and 30 are owned by J.W. & D. Emenhiser. Other neighbors are named Van Horn, Gresley, Hitzman and Lepper. The Emerick ditch runs through the McKeeman property. Bought share of the property willed to William and Nancy Emenheiser by their grandmother, Margaret.

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   (age 12)
        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 
1900 SOUNDEX
        1900 Federal Soundex Indiana
        McKeeman, Alexander
        Apr 1867  33 Indiana    (age 33)
        Adams        Monroe Twp
        McKeeman, Emily     Feb 1874  26 IN
        Hazel P.  Nov 1894   5 IN
        Glades I. Sep 1896   3 IN 
1900 FEDERAL CENSUS ADAMS COUNTY, MONROE, IN
        V 1 ED 6  SH 11 LN 8
        MCKEEMAN ALEXANDER Head W M Apr 1862 38 M 6 IN IRE IRE Farmer Y Y Y
        Emily M Wife W F Feb 26 M 6 2 2 IN SWI SWI Y Y Y
        Hazle P Daughter W F Nov 1874 5 S IN IN IN
        Glades I Daughter W F Sept 1896 3 S IN IN IN 
1910 FORT WAYNE CITY DIRECTORY
        McKeeman, Alberta opr C C Tel Co b 2903 Harrison
        McKeeman, Alexander agt 2913 Hanna
        McKeeman, David C. foreman Penn Co h 2811 Barr
        McKeeman, Robert B phys 1608 Calhoun h 2022 Broadway
        McKeeman, Wm car bldr Penn Co 2903 Harrison 
1910 FEDERAL CENSUS FORT WAYNE, ALLEN COUNTY, IN
        McKeeman, Alexander Head M W 45 M1 16 IN IRE IRE Eng Agent Rail
        Emily M. Wife F W 36 M1 16 3 2 IN Ger US Eng
        Gladys I Daughter F W 13 S IN IN IN Eng
        Alvin Son M W 7 S IN IN IN 

1911 FORT WAYNE CITY DIRECTORY McKeeman Alberta clk rurode's b 2903 Harrison McKeeman Alexander agt 2913 Hanna McKeeman David C foreman Penn Co h 2811 Barr McKeeman Robert B phys 133 E Berry h 2020 Broadway McKeeman Wm carp Penn Co 2903 Harrison

CITY DIRECTORY 1902 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Alexander, Madison Hoagland

1903 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Alexander, Marion, Hoagland

1904 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Alexander, helper h 2802 Force

1904 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Alex Marion, Hoagland

1905 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Alexander real estate h 2802 Force

1907 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Alexander real estate h 2802 Force

1908 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Alexander, real est, h 2913 Hanna

1910 FEDERAL CENSUS 1910 Census Allen County, Indiana 2913 Hanna St. 25 25 McKeeman, Alexander 43 IN IRE IRE Real estate agent (age 43) Emily M. 36 IN SCOT US Gladys I. 13 IN IN IN Alvin 7 IN IN IN

1920 FEDERAL CENSUS 1920 Federal Census Fort Wayne, Wayne Twp., Allen County, IN MCKEEMAN, Alexander Head 52 IN IN IN Grocer Own store (age 52) Emily Wife 45 IN IN IN Alvin Son 17 IN IN IN Marjorie Dtr 6 IN IN IN

1928 Living in Fort Wayne when sister Ellen died.

CITY DIRECTORY 1943 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Alex (Emily M) h4410 John

NEWSPAPER (age 82) Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Tuesday, April 26, 1949 Alexander McKeeman, 82, died at 1:30 am Monday at his home 4410 South Park Drive, following a short illness. Survivors include his wife, Emily, two daughters Mrs. William Parker and Mrs. John W. Summers, both of Fort Wayne, a son Alvin, Fort Wayne, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after 4 pm today. Services will be held at 2 pm Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. MacDanel officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery at New Haven.

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McKeeman, David

M255

      21 May 1821 Born in Ballyoglaugh by Mosside, County Antrim, Ireland to William McKeeman
        8 Feb 1850 Married Margaret McConahey at Croaghmore, County Antrim, Ireland,29
        1850 Census Nil McKeeman New York State
        1850's Church records Nil for Albany 1st Pres, 2nd Pres, 1st Meth, St.
        Peter's Epis. Nil for McKeeman baptisms
        3 Apr 1851?Arrived in New York from Liverpool, age 30
        Apr 1852 John born, Albany, NY, age 31
        20 Jul 1853 Maria Catherine born, Albany, NY, age 32
        8 Feb 1855 Margaret born, age 34
        24 Jan 1856 Jennie born, age 35
        1850-1858 Nil McKeeman Albany City Directory
        1860 Census? Nil McKeeman New York State
        Move to Allen County, Madison Twp, NE Quarter Sec 29, N of Range
        14, 40 acres, T 29 N, R 14 E, #18 SE, age 39
        21 Oct 1860 Applied for Naturalization, Allen County, IN, age 39
        30 Jan 1861 James born, Allen County, Hoagland, IN, age 40
        1862 Nancy born, Allen County, Madison Twp, IN, age 41
        27 Mar 1863 William born, Allen County, Madison Twp, IN, age 42
        1 Jan 1864 Deed David McKeeman James English Book 12 Page 434
        13 Mar 1865 Isobel born, Allen County, Madison Twp, IN, age 44
        7 Apr 1867 Alexander born, Allen County, Hoagland, IN, age 46
        15 Mar 1869 Ellen born, Allen County, Hoagland, IN, age 48
        1870 Census, Allen Co, Madison Twp, IN age 49
        8 Feb 1871 David C. born, Allen County, Hoagland, IN, age 50
        27 Feb 1874 Robert Benjamin born, Allen Co, IN, age 53
        23 Mar 1876 Son John died
        24 May 1876 Died at farm in Hoagland, IN. Buried Odd Fellows Cemetery, New
        Haven, IN.  Will File Box 301, No. 191, Apr 1882, age 55 
CHILDREN OF DAVID CHARLES MCKEEMAN & MARGARET MCCONAHEY MCKEEMAN
        1.  JOHN MCKEEMAN (29 Mar 1851 - 23 Mar 1876)
        2.  MARIA CATHERINE MCKEEMAN (20 Jul 1853 - 1918) m. William T. Wybourn
        3.  MARGARET MCKEEMAN (8 Feb 1855 - 1901) m. August Merillat
        4.  JENNIE MCKEEMAN (24 Jan 1856 - 24 Jul 1925) m. Henry F. Dauer
        5.  NANCY MCKEEMAN (1862 - 2 Dec 1938) m. Robert Mercer
        6.  ISOBEL MCKEEMAN (19 Dec 1864 - 2 Feb 1888) m. William W. Emmenhiser
        7.  JAMES MCKEEMAN (30 Nov 1860 - 20 Jan 1892)
        8.  WILLIAM M. MCKEEMAN (27 Mar 1863 - 30 Jul 1941) m. Minnie Jane Emerick
        9.  ALEXANDER MCKEEMAN (7 Apr 1867 - 25 Apr 1949) m. Emily Margaret Merillat
        10. ELLEN ELIZA MCKEEMAN (15 Mar 1869 - 17 Feb 1927) m. William Essig
        11. DAVID CHARLES MCKEEMAN (8 Feb 1871 - 13 Oct 1945) m. Almina Susan Chapman
        12. ROBERT BENJAMIN MCKEEMAN (27 Feb 1874 - 4 Mar 1937) m. Susie May Hocker 
Descendants of David Charles * MCKEEMAN
        Generation No. 1
        1.  David Charles *3 MCKEEMAN  (William *2, Archibald? *1) was born 21 May
        1821 in Ballyoglagh, by Mosside, County Antrim, Ireland, and died 24 May
        1876 in Hoagland, Allen County,  Indiana.  He married Margaret * MCCONAHEY
        08 February 1850 in Croaghmore, County Antrim, Ireland, daughter of John
        MCCONAHEY and Isabella *.
Children of David MCKEEMAN and Margaret MCCONAHEY are:
        2   i.  John4 MCKEEMAN, born 29 March 1851 in Albany, Albany
        County, New York; died 23 March 1876 in Hoagland, Allen County, Madison
        Township, Indiana.
        3   ii. Maria Catherine MCKEEMAN, born 20 July 1853 in Albany, Albany
        County, New York; died 1918 in Ossian, Indiana.  She married William T.
        WYBOURN 01 July 1875 in Allen County,           Indiana.
        4   iii.    Margaret (Marguerite) MCKEEMAN, born 08 February 1855 in New
        York; died 1901 in Hoagland, Allen County, Indiana.  She married August
        MERILLAT 11 May 1882 in Allen County, Indiana.
        5   iv. Jennie MCKEEMAN, born 24 January 1856 in New York; died 24 July
        1925 in Pleasant Mills, Adams County, Indiana.  She married Henry F.
        DAUER 05 January 1882 in Allen County, Indiana.
        6   v.  James MCKEEMAN, born 30 November 1860 in Hoagland, Allen County,
        Madison Township, Indiana; died 20 January 1892 in Hoagland, Allen
        County, Madison Township, Indiana.
        7   vi. Nancy MCKEEMAN, born 1862 in Allen County, Madison Township,
        Indiana; died 02 December 1938 in Poe, Indiana.  She married Robert
        MERCER 28 February 1876 in Allen County,            Indiana.
        8   vii.    William M. MCKEEMAN, born 27 March 1863 in Hoagland, Allen
        County, Madison Township, Indiana; died 30 July 1941 in Fort Wayne,
        Allen County, Wayne Township, Indiana.  He married Minnie Jane EMERICK
        23 May 1889 in Indiana.
        9   viii.   Isobel MCKEEMAN, born 19 December 1864 in Hoagland, Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana; died 02 February 1888 in    Hoagland, Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana.  She married William W.
        Emmenhiser 17 January 1884 in Allen County, Indiana.
        10  ix. Alexander MCKEEMAN, born 07 April 1867 in Hoagland, Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana; 
        died 25 April 1949 in New Haven, Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana.  He married Emily Margaret 
        MERILLAT in Indiana.
        11  x.  Ellen Eliza MCKEEMAN, born 15 March 1869 in Hoagland, Allen
        County, Madison Township, Indiana; died 17 February 1927 in New Haven,
        Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana.  She  married William ESSIG 26
        March 1892 in Indiana.        
        12  xi. David Charles MCKEEMAN, born 08 February 1871 in Hoagland, Allen
        County, Madison Township, Indiana; died 13 October 1945 in Hoagland,
        Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana.  He  married Almina Susan
        CHAPMAN 24 August 1893 in Indiana.
        13  xii.    Robert Benjamin * MCKEEMAN, born 27 February 1874 in Hoagland,
        Allen County,  Indiana; died 04 March 1937 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.  He married Susie May * HOCKER 05 October 1897 in Decatur, Adams County, Indiana. 

BIOGRAPHY The McKeeman Family by Jane Hunter Hodgson

Robert Benjamin McKeeman was the yountest of 12 children born to David C. McKeeman and Margaret Ann McConahey McKeeman.  David was born in County Antrim in Ireland on May 21, 1821. Margaret was born in the same Irish county near Bally o' Glaugh on September 9, 1829. The couple was married in Ireland and came to the United States sometime between 1850 and 1851. The marriage of David and Peggy Ann took place in Deffrick, County Antrim on the eighth of February 1850. Records of passage have not been located but it is assumed that the young couple came by way of New York because they first settled in the area of Albany. While in Albany, New York, John was born on May 1, 1852; Maria Catharine was born on July 20, 1853; Margaret was born in 1855; and Jennie was born on January 24, 1856. It was probably between these births that the family relocated to a farm near Hoagland, Indiana.  David was a member of the republican party and the Presbyterian church. James was born on November 30, 1860; Nancy was born in 1862; William F. was born on the 27th of March, 1863; Isobel was born March 13, 1865; Alexander was born on April 7, 1867; Ellen was born on March 15, 1869; David was born on February 12, 1871; and Robert Benjamin was born February 27, 1874, the final of 12 children. Margaret was 45 years of age when the last child was born, and David was 53.  David died just two years later, but Margaret lived for another 20 years.

BIOGRAPHY 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. DAVID AND MARGARET (MCCONAHEY) MCKEEMAN by Maryellen Larimore Hower David was born in Northern Ireland, 21 May 1821, son of William McKeeman. He married Margaret Ann (Peggy) McConachy, daughter of John McConachy, 8 February 1850 at Croaghmore Presbyterian Church, Ballintoy Parish, County Antrim. The marriage record shows David's occupation as farmer and his residence as Ballyoglough.  Margaret, born 9 September 1829, was a resident of Deffrick. Both their fathers were farmers.  Margaret's father, John, was present at the marriage. David was literate, as he signed the certificate. As was usual in those years in Ireland, daughters were not educated and Margaret signed with her mark, X. Research into available passenger lists has not shown when David and Margaret came to America. Their first child was born April 1851 in New York, according to the 1870 Indiana Census record. Immigration must have been between Feb 1850 and April 1851. They lived in the Albany, New York area for several years before migrating to Indiana. It can be assumed that they came to Indiana because Margaret's brother and two sisters had already settled in the Hoagland area by that time. Sisters Nancy Kerr had immigrated to America in 1843 and Isobel English in 1847. David and Margaret came to Indiana between 1853 and 1861. The 1870 Indiana Census lists their son, John, as born in New York and the rest of the children born in Indiana. The 1880 Census states (John dead and Catherine married) Margaret and Jennie as born in New York. How they traveled to Indiana can only be assumed. As they lived in New York, they could have gone by river and canal to Lake Ontario, thru Lake Erie to Toledo, then by river and Wabash & Erie Canal to Fort Wayne. If not by the Canal, then by wagon. If they came later, they could have traveled by railroad. They purchased land near Hoagland on arrival, and sold 40 acres to Conrad Miller in 1864.  The 1875 Allen County Atlas shows they owned 160 acres. James and Isobel (McConahey) English owned 189 acres west of them.  Hugh and Nancy (McConahey) Kerr owned 77 acres, southwest of them. John McConahey owned 116 acres immediately south of Hoagland. David and Margaret's oldest child, John, born April 1851, died by drowning 23 March 1876.  He is buried IOOF Cemetery, New Haven, Indiana.  On 24 May 1876, two months after John's death, David McKeeman died.  He is buried IOOF Cemetery, New Haven, Ind.  Margaret was left with 10 children at home, the youngest, Robert only 2 years old. The 1880 Indiana Census states 9 children still at home. James, 17 years old, William, 15 years old and Alexander, 12 years old worked on the farm. Also listed is Stephan McConaha, laborer, age 25, born Ohio, parents born Ireland and Ohio. Stephan must have been Margaret's nephew, son of John McConahey. David died intestate and in 1882, the heirs applied to the Allen County Circuit Court for permission to sell land of value $1700 to pay debts of the estate. At that time there were 7 minor children. Margaret died 9 September 1894.  She is buried IOOF Cemetery, New Haven, Indiana. Her will was probated 20 March 1896. It is probable that Gaelic was spoken in the home.  Margaret Kerr, daughter of Nancy McConahey Kerr, and neice of Margaret McKeeman, was not allowed to attend school in Hoagland in 1851 until she could speak English.

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE (age 29) Marriage Certificate Page 607 Registrar's District of Ballycastle 1850 Marriage solemnized at Croaghmore in the Parish of Ballintoy in the Co. Antrim February 8th, 1850; David McKeeman m Peggy Anne McConachy; He full age; She full age; Bachelor; Spinster; He Farmer; He Ballyoglaugh; She Deffrick; His father William McKeeman, Farmer; Her father John McConachy, Farmer Married in the Croaghmore Meeting House according to the Form and Discipline of the Presbyterian Church by Licence by me.  ________________ This Marriage was solemnized between us, David McKeeman, Peggy Anne McConachy Her Mark X, in the Presence of us, John McConachy, Richard Mulock

APPLICATION FOR NATURALIZATION (age 39) United States of America State of Indiana County of Allen Be it Known That on the 20 day of October A.D. 1860 personally appeared in the Allen Circuit Court before the Clerk thereof David MCKEEMAN an alien and reports himself for NATURALIZATION, and being duly sworn on oath declares that he is a native of Ireland aged about 33 years, and signs allegiance to Victoria Queen of Great Britain Ireland that he emigrated thence, embarked at Liverpool and arrived at New York in the United States on the 3 day of April A.D. 1861?, and that it is bona fide his intention to reside in and become a citizen of the United States, and to renounce forever All Allegiance and Fidelity to every Foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatever, and particularly to ______. Sworn to and subscribed the 21 day of October 1860. David McKeeman In Testimony Whereof, I.D.G. Nelson, Clerk of the Allen Circuit Court, hereunto set my name, and affix the Seal of said Court this 21 day of October 1860.          I.D.G. Nelson, Clerk

DEED (age 43) Deed Record This Indenture Witnesseth that David McKeeman and Margart McKeeman his wife of Allen County in the State of Indiana convey and warrant to Conrad Miller of Allen County in the State of Indiana for the sum of eight hundred dollars the following REAL ESTATE in Madison Township Allen County in the State of Indiana to wit: The west half of the East half of the North East Quarter of Section Twenty nine Township in Twenty Nine (29) North of Range fourteen (14) containing forty acres. In witness thereof, The said David McKeeman and Margart McKeeman hereunto set their hands and seals this twelvth day of April 1864 David McKeeman Margaret McKeeman x her mark State of Indiana, Allen County, Sct: Before me: Arnold Smith Justice of the Peace in and for said County this Twevth day of April 1864 personally came the above named David McKeeman & Margaret McKeeman and acknowledged the execution of the annexed Deed. Witness, my hand and prect Seal Arnold Smith I certify that the Deed of which the above and foregoing is a true

CITY HISTORY A Pictorial History of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He (Robert Mercer) 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.  They were the parents of twelve children, named John, Catherine, Margaret, Jennie, Nancy, Belle, James, William, Alexander, David C., Ella, and Robert B.

1860 FEDERAL CENSUS

1870 FEDERAL CENSUS
        1870 Census Allen County, Madison Township, IN
        David MCKEEMAN  49 Farmer 3000  250   Ireland  1 1                  (age 49)
        Margaret        37    Keeping house    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 
1880 FEDERAL CENSUS
        1880 Census, Madison Township, Allen County, Indiana
        Margaret McKeeman F 45 Head House Ireland
        Margaret          F 23 D          NY Ire Ire
        Jennie            F 21 D    SchoolNY 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      LaborerOH Ire OH 
ESTATE OF DAVID MCKEEMAN DIED 1876
        
        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
        The above names Plaintiff complains of above named defendants & says, that David McKeeman, died intestate 
        May 23, 1876, seized in fee of the following real Estate, among ohters, actuate in Allen County, Indiana, viz:
        The South East quarter of South East quarter, Section 18, Township 29, Range 14 East, which as per inventory 
        and appraisement heretofor filed is of the value of $700.00, Exclusive of lieus; that there are no heirs in 
        same that then is no personal estate of said decedent has come into your administrative hands - that the 
        amount of claims filed & allowed are as follows: William Muldthorn, May 20, 1881 $100.00
        Margaret McKeeman Nov 29, 1881 275.00 which are unpaid, besides $100. still due in widow $500. and costs & 
        attorneys fees herein - that these are general debts against the estate - that said decedent left as his heirs
        & legal representatives, Margaret A. McKeeman, his widow, Margaret McKeeman, Maria C. Whyburn (formerly Maria 
        C. McKeeman), Nancy Mercer (formerly Nancy McKeeman), Jennie Dower, (formerly Jennie McKeeman),
        
        James McKeeman, William McKeeman, Isabel B. McKeeman, Alexander McKeeman, Eliza
        E. McKeeman, David C. McKeeman & Robert B. McKeeman, of whom James McKeeman,
        William McKeeman, Isabel B. McKeeman, Alexander McKeeman, Eliza E. McKeeman,
        David C. McKeeman, & Robert B. McKeeman are minors under the age of twenty one
        years - that the Real Estate here described is liable to be made assets for the
        payment of said indebtedness and your advisors natix further shows, that said
        appointment herein she has witnessed with Henry Dower, who has filed his cesestrat for your petition to act
        Jennie Dower   seal
        Subscribed & sworn to this 14th day of March 1882
        Bayless Swift
        Notary Public
Exhibit A
        The Estate of David McKeeman to Margaret McKeeman
        To money paid for the benefit of said estate & on debts as said estate to wit:
        1. David McKeeman to McCoy & Co. Merchandize      $23.29
        2. "     "        to W Jacobs & Son "              41.25
        3. "     "        to Geo Brewer Borrowed money     98.00
        4. "     "        to Griebel Son Merchandize       23.00
        5. "     "        to Bowman et al (For Saving)     15.00
        6. "     "        to Jacob Kline Merchandixe       10.00
        7. "     "        to J. English Funeral Expenses   22.00
        8. "     "        to M. Hoffman Funeral Expenses   20.00
        9. "     "        to B McIntish Funeral Expenses   10.00
        10. "     "        to Kauff & Mitch Shingles        40.00
        11. "     "        to Chris Miller Sawing           20.00
        12. "     "        to Brattimiller Wagon            90.00
        13. "     "        to Doc Olds Physician's Services  8.00
        14. "     "        to Doc Gornll Physician's Service25.00
        15. "     "        to B. Neizle                    170.00
        _______
        615.54
        That said moneys were paid out by the said Margaret McKeeman within the past
        three years. 

CEMETERY Odd Fellows Cemetery at New Haven, Indiana David McKeeman d May 24, 1876 aged 55 y

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McKeeman, David

 8 Feb 1871 Born to David & Margaret (McConahey) McKeeman, Allen County, IN
        23 Mar 1876 Brother John drowned, age 5
        24 May 1876 Father died, age 5
        24 Aug 1893 Married Almina Chapman, age 22
        18 Jul 1894 Marie Goldie born, age 23
        9 Sep 1894 Mother died, age 23
        1895 Transferred membership from Methodist Church in Monroeville to
        Third Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, IN
        22 Sep 1895 Gertrude Delight born, age 24
        7 Sep 1898 Virgil John born, age 27
        1900 Census, Fort Wayne, 9 McLachlin St.
        7 Jul 1901 Wilbur Burford born, age 30
        1903 Carpenter Pennsylvania Railroad
        1906 Foreman Pennsylvania Railroad
        1910 Census, Fort Wayne with wife & 4 children, George Monesmith, bdr
        12 Mar 1914 Virginia Grace born, age 43
        30 Dec 1914 Marie married George Monesmith, age 43
        20 Jun 1915 Gertrude married James Moore, age 44
        1920 Census, Fort Wayne, with wife & 4 children & dtr-in-law
        8 Feb 1943 Celebrated 50th wedding anniversary, age
        13 Oct 1945 Died in Hoagland, Allen County, Indiana, buried Lindenwood
        Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN 
CHILDREN OF DAVID & ALMINA (CHAPMAN) MCKEEMAN:
        1. MARIE GOLDIE MCKEEMAN b. 18 Jul 1894 d. 6 Oct 1967 m. George Monesmith
        2. GERTRUDE DELIGHT MCKEEMAN b. 22 Sep 1895 d. 15 Dec 1973 m. James Moore
        3. VIRGIL JOHN MCKEEMAN b. 7 Sep 1890 d. 27 Oct 1971 m. Velma Arney
        4. WILBUR BURFORD MCKEEMAN  b. 7 Jul 1901 d. 1992 m. Carrie
        5. VIRGINIA GRACE MCKEEMAN b. 12 Mar 1914 
Descendants of David Charles MCKEEMAN
        Generation No. 1
        1.  DAVID CHARLES4 MCKEEMAN  (DAVID CHARLES *3, WILLIAM *2, ARCHIBALD? *1)
        was born 08 February 1871 in Hoagland, Allen County, Madison Township,
        Indiana, and died 13 October 1945 in Hoagland, Allen County, Madison
        Township, Indiana.  He married ALMINA SUSAN CHAPMAN 24 August 1893 in
        Indiana, daughter of CHAPMAN CHAPMAN.
        
        Children of DAVID MCKEEMAN and ALMINA CHAPMAN are:
        i.  MARIE GOLDIE5 MCKEEMAN, b. 18 July 1894, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana; d. 06 October 1967, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana;
        m. (1) GEORGE WASHINGTON MONESMITH, 30 December 1914; m. (2) CHARLES ARNETT, 21 May 1960, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.
        ii. GERTRUDE DELIGHT MCKEEMAN, b. 22 September 1895, Fort Wayne, Allen
        County, Indiana; d. 15 December 1973, Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida;
        m. JAMES ESTON MOORE, 20 June 1915, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.
        iii. VIRGIL JOHN MCKEEMAN, b. 07 September 1898, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana; d. 27 October 1971, Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana; m. VELMA ARNEY.
        iv. WILBUR BURFORD MCKEEMAN, b. 07 July 1901, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Wayne Township, Indiana; d. 13 December 1991, Jefferson,      Missouri; m.
        CARRIE UNKNOWN.
        v. VIRGINIA GRACE MCKEEMAN, b. 12 March 1914, Fort Wayne, Allen County,
        Indiana; d. Saint Louis, Missouri. 

ESTATE OF DAVID MCKEEMAN DIED 1876 (age 5) 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

Almina was a member of the Methodist Church in Monroeville from 1886 to 1894. Their daughter, Virginia was mentally retarded.

MARRIAGE (age 23) Records of Monroeville Methodist Church, Monroeville, Indiana McKeeman, D.C. (groom), age 23 years, birthplace Allen County, IN, Occupation carpenter, bride Almina Chapman, age 25 years, birthplace Allen County, IN, occupation occasional servant, father J. Chapman, mother E. chapman, date of marriage 25 August 1893, place of marriage bride's home

CHURCH (age 23) Third Presbyterian Church Records, Fort Wayne, IN 03 Oct 1894 Received 04 Mar 1937 Deceased

MCKEEMAN FAMILY Maryellen Hower's Book: David C. Jr. born 12 Feb 1871 Hoagland Indiana Married 25 Aug 1893 Almina Susan Chapman Died 16 Oct 1945 buried Lindenwood Cemetery Children: Marie born 18 July 1894 Gertrude Delight born 22 Sept 1895 John Virgil born 7 Sept 1898 W. Virginia

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   (age 8)
        Robert B.         M  6 S          IN Ire Ire
        Stephan McConaha  M 25   Laborer  OH Ire OH 
1900 FEDERAL SOUNDEX INDIANA
        McKeeman, David
        Feb 1871  29 IN                (age 29)
        Allen    Wayne Twp
        Fort Wayne  McLachlan St 9
        McKeeman, Elminoe      Feb 1869  31 IN
        Marie        Jul 1894   5 IN
        Gertrude     Sep 1895   4 IN
        Virgil       Sep 1898   1 IN
        Carpenter 
1900 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, WAYNE TWP, IN
        V 3  ED 41  SH 12  LN 33
        MCKEEMAN, DAVID  Head W M Feb 1871 29 M IN IRE IRE Carpenter 6 Y Y Y
        Elmina Wife W F Feb 1869 31 M 6 3 3 IN OH IN Y Y Y
        Marie Daughter W F Sept 1895 4 S IN IN IN
        Gertrude Daughter W F Sept 1895 4 S IN IN IN
        Virgil Son W M Sept 1898 1 S IN IN IN 

CITY DIRECTORY 1903 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, David C., car bldr Penn Co, h 2811 McLachlin

1904 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, David C., carp Penn Co, h 2811 McLachlan

1905 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, David C. car bldr Penn Co h 2811 Barr

1906 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, David C, foreman Penn Co, h 2811 Barr

1907 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, David C, foreman Penn Co, h 2811 Barr

Fort Wayne City Directory 1908 McKeeman, David C, foreman Penn Co, h 2811 Barr

1910 FEDERAL CENSUS                (age 39)
        1910 Census Allen County, Indiana
        McKeeman, David C. Head M W 39 M 16 4 4 IN IRE IRE English Foreman RR shop
        Almina S. 41 IN PA IN
        Goldie M. 15 IN IN IN
        Gertrude D. 14 IN IN IN
        John V. 11 IN IN IN
        Wilbur P. 8 IN IN IN
        Monesmith, George W. 24 Boarder 
1910 FORT WAYNE CITY DIRECTORY
        McKeeman, Alberta opr C C Tel Co b 2903 Harrison
        McKeeman, Alexander agt 2913 Hanna
        McKeeman, David C. foreman Penn Co h 2811 Barr
        McKeeman, Robert B phys 1608 Calhoun h 2022 Broadway
        McKeeman, Wm car bldr Penn Co 2903 Harrison 
1911 FORT WAYNE CITY DIRECTORY
        McKeeman Alberta clk rurode's b 2903 Harrison
        McKeeman Alexander agt 2913 Hanna
        McKeeman David C foreman Penn Co h 2811 Barr
        McKeeman Robert B phys 133 E Berry h 2020 Broadway
        McKeeman Wm carp Penn Co 2903 Harrison 
 1920 FEDERAL CENSUS
        1920 Federal Census Fort Wayne, Wayne Twp., Allen Co., IN Barr Street
        MCKEEMAN, David C. Head 48 IN IRE IRE Fireman Penn. Shop  (age 48)
        Almina 50 IN PA IN
        Murrie 25 IN IN IN Housekeeper
        Gertrude 24 IN IN IN
        Virgil J. 21 IN IN IN Clerk Penn RR
        Wilbur 18 IN IN IN Clerk
        Virginia 5 IN IN IN
        Velma 20 Daughter-in-law 

1928 Living in Fort Wayne when sister Ellen died.

1943 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, David C (Almina S) h 2811 S BArr

JEFF MOORE'S NOTES: David Charles McKeeman B 12 Feb 1871 Hoagland IN M 25 Aug 1893 maybe 24th Fort Wayne IN D 16 Oct 1945 Fort Wayne IN

CITY DIRECTORY 1902 Fort Wayne City Directory Car bldr, Penn Co, 2811 McLach

NEWSPAPER (age 73) Mr. and Mrs. David C. McKeeman, 2811 South Barr Street, will be at home informally to their many relatives and friends between the hours of 2 and 4 in the afternoon and 7:30 and 9 o'clock in the evening Tuesday, Aug. 24, in celebration of their fiftieth wedding anniversary. A family dinner for 24 guests will be served at the Bonnie Oaks at 6 p.m. The marriage of the couple took place in Madison Township on Aug. 24, 1893. Their children are Mrs. George Monesmith, Mrs. James Moon and J.V. McKeeman, of Fort Wayne; W.N. McKeeman, of St. Louis, Mo., and Miss Virginia McKeeman, at home. There are 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mr. McKeeman was retired five years ago after 27 years of service to the Pennsylvania Railroad Company.

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McKeeman, Donald Harry Cook M.D.

 1904 Jan 12 Born Fort Wayne, IN to Robert B. McKeeman and Susie M. (Hocker)
        McKeeman
        1904 Oct 23 Baptized Third Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, IN
        1910 Census Allen County, IN with parents, age 6
        1920 Census Allen County, Fort Wayne, IN with parents, age 16
        1929 June 11 Married Eula Ruddell in Sullivan, IN at the Christian Church by Rev. Courts
        1931 Graduated Indiana University School of Medicine
        1931 Aug 3 Application to practice medicine in Allen County, IN
        Marilyn born
        1935 Nov 20 Ann born
        1935 Nov 22 Ann died
        1937 Mar 4 Father died
        1938 Oct 22 Charlotte Sue born
        1938 Fort Wayne City Directory 633 W Wayne
        1943 Fort Wayne City Directory 1615 Ardmore
        WWII Veteran fought in Battle of the Bulge, Allied Forces surrounded by Germans
        1948 Dec 19 Received by certificate First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne with wife and daughter Marilyn
        1962 Fort Wayne City Directory Office 633 W Wayne; Home 1615 Ardmore
        1962 May 7 Mother died
        1985 May Wife Eula died Fort Wayne, IN living in Covington Manor Nursing Home
        1985 Jul Died Fort Wayne, IN at age 81 living in Covington Manor Nursing Home 

Born 12 Jan 1904, Family Bible Baptized 23 Oct 1904, Third Presbyterian Church Records, Fort Wayne, IN Married Eula Ruddell at Sullivan, IN, 11 Jun 1929 by Rev. Courts, pastor of the Christian Church In World War II in the Battle of the Bulge, was doctor in the center of the action where the Germans had the Allied Forces surrounded. Social Security Index: MCKEEMAN, DONALD 306-48-4706 (IN) b. 12 Jan 1904 d. Jul 1985 lr. 46801

NEWSPAPER Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 4 July 1985 Dr. Donald H. McKeeman, 81, died Thursday at Covington Manor Nursing Home. Born in fort Wayne, Dr. McKeeman lived in the city all his life. He was a retired physician, and was a World War II Army veteran. His wife, Eula R. died in May 1985. surviving are his daughter, Marilyn N. Farquhar, of Santa Fe, N.M.; two sisters, Ruth Cottrell, of Fort Wayne, and Theodosia Jones, of Tucson, Ariz.; and four grandchildren. Services at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Klaehn's Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St., with calling there from noon until services. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery.

MARYELLEN HOWER'S BOOK Maryellen Hower's Book: 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. Donald H.C. born 12 Jan 1904 Ft. Wayne, Ind. married 11 June 1920 Eula Ruddell occupation: Doctor of Medicine children: Marilyn born 30 Nov 1932 Ann born 20 Nov 1935, died 22 Nov 1935 Charlotte Sue born 22 Oct 1938

1910 FEDERAL CENSUS
        1910 Federal Census Indiana, Allen County, Wayne Township, p.790
        McKeeman, Robert     36 M Physician IN IRE IRE (age 36)
        Susie M.   29 F           IN OH  IN
        Stanford   11 M           IN IN  IN
        Theodosia   8 F           IN IN  IN
        Donald      6 M           IN IN  IN
        Ruth        2 F           IN IN  IN 
1920 SOUNDEX
        1920 Soundex IN M255                            (age 46)
        McKeeman, Robert B. Vol. 5, E.D. 56, Sheet 17, Line 58
        Color W, Age 45, Birthplace IN
        Allen Fort Wayne Broadway 2020
        McKeeman, Susie W 39 IN
        Stanford          21 IN
        Theodosia         18 IN
        Donald            16 IN
        Ruth              12 IN 

1920 SOUNDEX 1920 Soundex Fort Wayne, IN 2020 Broadway with parents & sibs, age 16

ALLEN COUNTY PHYSICIAN AND DENTIST APPLICATIONS Donald J. McKeeman 27 years old Fort Wayne, Indiana 424 (sic) Packard 3 August 1931 Regular School of Medicine

CITY DIRECTORY 1938 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Don H (Eula) phys 633 W Wayne h do 1943 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Don H (Eula R) phys h 1615 Ardmore 1962 Office at 633 W. Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN when mother died Living at 1615 Ardmore, Fort Wayne, IN when mother died, age 58

CITY DIRECTORY First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, IN MCKEEMAN, DON H. r. Dec. 19, 1948 b. Certificate MCKEEMAN, MRS. DON H. (Eula) r. Dec. 19, 1948 b. Certificate MCKEEMAN, MARILYN r. Dec. 19, 1948 b. Profession

SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX BIRTH DATE 12 Jan 1904 SS 306-48-4706 State of Issuance Indiana Death Date Jul 1985 Death Residence Localities 46801 Fort Wayne, Indiana MCKEEMAN, DONALD 306-48-4706 (IN) b. 12 Jan 1904 d. Jul 1985 lr. 46801

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McKeeman, Ellen

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

CHILDREN OF ELLEN MCKEEMAN & WILLIAM ESSIG: 1. MARGARET ESSIG b. 13 Feb 1893 d. 1991

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 officiating. 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.

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McKeeman, Isobel

19 Dec 1864 Born to David and Margaret (McConahey) McKeeman, Allen Co IN 17 Jan 1884 Married William W. Emmenhiser, Allen County, IN, age 20 4 Sep 1884 Nancy Delila born, age 20 13 Oct 1886 William Wesley born, age 22 2 Feb 1888 Died at Hoagland, Allen County, IN, age 24

CHILDREN OF ISOBEL MCKEEMAN & WILLIAM W. EMMENHISER:
        1. NANCY DELILA EMENHEISER
        2. WILLIAM WESLEY EMMENHISER 
Descendants of Isobel MCKEEMAN
        Generation No. 1
        1.  ISOBEL4 MCKEEMAN  (DAVID CHARLES *3, WILLIAM *2, ARCHIBALD? *1) was
        born 19 December 1864 in Hoagland, Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana,
        and died 02 February 1888 in Hoagland, Allen County, Madison Township,
        Indiana.  She married WILLIAM W. EMMENHISER 17 January 1884 in Allen
        County, Indiana.
        Children of ISOBEL MCKEEMAN and WILLIAM EMMENHISER are:
        i.  NANCY DELILA5 EMENHEISER, b. 04 September 1884, Allen County,
        Indiana.
        ii. WILLIAM WESLEY EMMENHISER, b. 13 October 1886, Allen County,        Indiana. 

According to Theodosia McKeeman, Isobel had three children: David, Lou and Belle.

ESTATE OF DAVID MCKEEMAN DIED 1876
        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 

1860 FEDERAL CENSUS

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   (age 5)
        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   (age 13)
        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 

MCKEEMAN FAMILY Maryellen Hower's Book: Isobelle, born 13 Mar 1865, Hoagland, Ind. Married William Emmenhizer Died 2 Feb 1888 buried Antioch Cemetery, Hoagland, Ind. Children: Delila and William

MARRIAGE (age 20) 17 Jan 1884 Married William Emmenhiser, Allen County, IN Marriage Records Rev. James McCoen

GUARDIANSHIP The State of Indiana, Allen County, ss: The Undersigned, applicant for Letters of Guardianship on the person and estate of Nancy Delila Emenheiser, born Sept 4, 1884 William Wesley Emenheiser, born Oct 13, 1886 minor heirs of MARGARET MCKEEMAN late of Allen County, deceased, represents that said minors reside in Allen County, in the State of Indiana, and are joint owners of real estate situate in Allen County, of the probable value of __ dollars, which will rent annually for the sum of ___ dollars. Said wards also own personal property of the probable value of Five Hundred dollars. William Emenhiser The State of Indiana, Allen County, ss: William Emenheiser, the above applicant, being duly sworn, says that the material facts contained in the above statement and application for Letters of Guardianship on the persons and estates of the persons therein named are correct and true as he verily believes, and further saith not. William Emenhiser Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 11 day of April 1896. H.M. Metzger Clerk, A.C.C. Allen County State of Indiana, County of Allen, ss. In the matter of the guardianship of William W. Emenhiser and Nancy D. Emenhiser In the Allen Circuit Court April Term, A.D., 1897. State of Indiana, Allen County. In the matter of the guardianship of William W. Emenheiser and Nancy Emenheiser In the Allen Circuit Court, April Term, A.D., 1897. To the Honorable Edward O'Rourke, Judge of the Allen Circuit Court: William Emenheiser, guardian under appointment of this court of the said William W. Emenheiser and Nancy Emenheiser, minors, respectfully shown that said wards are the owners in fee simple as tenants in common, of the undivided two thirtieths (2/30) the following described real estate in Allen County, Indiana: The South west quarter of the south east quarter of section eighteen (18) township twenty nine (29) north, of range fourteen (14) east and the north twenty nine (29) acres of the east half of the east half of the south west quarter of said section 18, in Allen County, Indiana. that said: interest of said minors in said real estate is worth the probable value of two hundred and forty dollars ($240). and said guardian avers that it is to the interest of said wards that said real estate shall be sold, for the reason that one Helen Essig has filed a suit in the Allen Superior Court of this county against this guardian and the other owners of said real estate for a partition be made among the owners of said real estate and, if a partition is obtained in said action, said real estate is liable to be sold for much less than its real value; that said Essig has consented to dismiss her said action of partition and she and all the other owners of said real estate have agreed with this guardian to sell their interest in said property together at the time guardian has made date so that there will not be a sacrifice of the same; that a better invest of the value of the interests of said wards in said real estate can be made by loaning the same at six per cent (6%) interest, which money can be loaned at that rate; that the value of all the personal estate belonging to said wards that has come to the knowledge or possession of this guardian, is the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75) in money, which he has now loaned out at six per cent. (6%) interest, none of which money, or the revenue derived therefrom, has been expanded: that said wards have no personal property, of which this guardian has knowledge, dependent on any estate or the execution of any trust except in a claim of $28.00 against the estate of James McKeeman worth about $25.; that said wards' real estate is of the annual rental value of eight and 88/100 dollars ($8.88); that the rent received by this guardian from said wards' real estate was eight and 88/100 ($8.88); of whichtwo and 28/100 dollars ($2.28) was used in paying taxes and the balance added to their personal estate and which is included in the personal property herein mentioned; that upon the sale of the real estate in this petition described, this guardian intends, unless the court shall otherwise order, to loan the proceeds of sale at not less than six per cent (6%) interest upon approved security; that there are no liens upon the interest of said wards in said real estate, except the costs of said guardianship; that said William W. Emenheiser is now aged ten (10) years and resides with this guardian, his father, in Adams Township, Allen County, Indiana; that said Nancy Emenheiser is twelve (12) years of age and resides with this guardian in said Adams Township. Said guardian prays, therefore, upon the facts and for the reasons herein stated, that he may by the order of this court, be authorized to make sale of the real estate of his said wards in this petition described, upon such terms and conditions as the court may deem most advisable. William Emenheiser State of Indiana, Allen County, ss. William Emenheiser, being duly sworn, upon oath says the matters and things stated and alleged in the foregoing, his petition as guardian of William W. Emenheiser and Nancy Emenheiser, are true as he verily believes. William Emenheiser subscribed and sworn to before me, this 26th day of April, 1897. Rat M. M. Elliot To the Honorable Edward O'Rourke, Judge of the Allen Circuit Court: Comes now William Emenhiser, guardian of William W. Emenhiser and Nancy D. Emenhiser, and respectfully shows to the court that, pursuant to the order of this court heretofore made, for the sale, at private sale, of the following described real estate of his said wards, to wit: The undivided two-thirtieths (2/30) of the southwest quarter (1/4) of the southeast quarter (1/4) and the north twenty-nine (29) acres of the east half (1/2) of the east half (1/2) of the southwest quarter (1/4) of section eighteen (18), township twenty-nine (29) north of range fourteen (14) east, in Allen County, Indiana, he offered said real estate for sale on the 19th day of June, 1897, and Alexander McKeeman having bid therefor the sum of one hundred forty-five and 36/100 dollars ($145.36) and that being the highest and best price bid for the same and being the amount of the appraisement of said real estate, he openly struck off and sold the same to the said Alexander McKeeman for said sum of one hundred forty-five and 36/100 dollars (145.36). Therefore this guardian asks the court to confirm said sale and to approve the deed for said premises to the said Alexander McKeeman, herewith tendered, and for all other proper directions in the premises. William Emenhiser Guardian of William W. and Nancy D. Emenhiser Subscribed and sworn to before me this 3 day of June A.D., 1897. Signature

ANTIOCH CEMETERY (age 23) Antioch Cemetery sec. 25 Marion twp. Isabel wife of Wm Emenhiser d Feb 2, 1888 aged 23 y 1 m 14 d

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McKeeman, James

30 Nov 1860 Born to David & Margaret (McConahey) McKeeman, Allen County, IN 23 Mar 1876 Brother John (25) drowned, age 16 24 May 1876 Father died, age 16 20 Jan 1892 Died in Hoagland, Allen County, IN, age 32

ESTATE OF DAVID MCKEEMAN DIED 1876   (age 16)
        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 
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   (age 17)
        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 

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: Never married. Died at age 31.

CITY DIRECTORY 1890 Madison Township, Allen County, IN (age 30) MCKEEMAN, James

CEMETERY Odd Fellows Cemetery, New Haven, Indiana James McKeeman buried along with his parents and brother John Have photographs of gravestones

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McKeeman, Jennie

1856 Jan 24 Born to David & Margaret (McConahey) McKeeman in New York 1860 Census? 1870 Census, Allen County, IN age 11 1876 Mar 23 Brother John drowned 1876 May 24 Father died 1880 Census, Allen County, IN with mother, age 21 1882 Jan 5 Married Henry F. Dauer, Allen County, IN Margaret born 1893 Bertha born 1896 Francis born 1899 Herbert A. born 1900 Census Mary born 1910 Census, Fort Wayne, IN with husband working hospital & 3 ch. 1920 Census Fort Wayne IN with daughter Mary J and Ernest Felger 1925 Jul 24 Died & buried in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN, age 69 Died at daughter's home in Pleasant Mills, IN

CHILDREN OF JENNIE MCKEEMAN & HENRY F. DAUER:
        1. MARGARET DAUER m. Lewis Merrillat
        2. BERTHA DAUER b. 1893 m. Randolph H. Everett
        3. FRANCIS DAUER b. 1896 m. Harvey Everett
        4. HERBERT A. DAUER b. 1899
        5. MARY DAUER m. Ernest Felger 
Descendants of Jennie MCKEEMAN
        Generation No. 1
        1.  JENNIE4 MCKEEMAN  (DAVID CHARLES *3, WILLIAM *2, ARCHIBALD? *1) was
        born 24 January 1856 in New York, and died 24 July 1925 in Pleasant Mills,
        Adams County, Indiana.  She married HENRY F. DAUER 05 January 1882 in Allen
        County, Indiana, son of DAUER DAUER.
        Children of JENNIE MCKEEMAN and HENRY DAUER are:
        i.  MARY5 DAUER, b. 1887, Indiana; m. ERNEST FELGER.
        ii. MARGARET DAUER, b. 1884, Indiana; m. LEWIS MERRILLAT.
        iii.    BERTHA DAUER, b. 1893; m. RANDOLPH H. EVERETT.
        iv. FRANCIS DAUER, b. 1896, Indiana; m. HARVEY EVERETT.
        v.  HERBERT A. DAUER, b. 1899, Indiana. 

Jennie was born on January 24, 1856. She married Henry Dauer and had five children: Mary, Bertha, Frances and Herbert. She died on July 24, 1925 at the age of 69. She is buried in Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne.

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 children: ____ Merrillat (Mrs. Lewis) Bertha Everett (Mrs. Randolph H.) Children: Richard Clayton, b 14 Apr 1924 Donald Carlton, b 28 Sep 1926 Jean Marie Foor, b 9 Jul 1929 Frances Everett (Mrs. Harvey) Herbert A. Dauer ____ Felger, (Mrs. Ernest) (I found record which named her, Mary.)

1860 FEDERAL CENSUS (age 4)

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   (age 11)
        Nancy            9        IN
        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   (age 21)
        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 
1910 FEDERAL CENSUS
        1910 Federal Census Indiana, Allen County, Wayne Township, 1602 Lake
        Dauer, Henry F. 54 M Foreman hosp factory IN GER GER English None
        Jennie   53 F                      NY IRE IRE English   (age 53)
        Bertha   17 F Office girl          IN IN  NY  English Office girl
        Harvesting Co.
        Francis  14 F Harvest co.          IN IN  NY  English None
        Herbert  11 M                      IN IN  NY  English None 
1920 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, FORT WAYNE, IN
        Dauer, Henry F. 1602 Lake Ave. Fort Wayne Father-in-law
        Enumerated with Ernest H. Felger 102 126 356
        Felger, Ernest H. Head R M W 39 M _ Y Y IN GER German OH Y Machinist Helper RR shop W
        Mary J. Wife F W 33 M _ Y Y IN IN NY Y None
        Earl Son M W 12 S Y Y Y IN IN IN Y None
        Paul Son M W 10 S Y Y Y IN IN IN  None
        Virginia Daughter F W 5 S Y _ _ IN IN IN _ None
        Dauer, Henry F Father-in-law M W 64 M _ Y Y IN GER German GER German Y
        Foreman Man
        Jennie Mother-in-law F W 62 M _ Y Y New York Ireland Scotch Ireland Scotch
        Y None
        Herbert P. Brothe-in-law M W 21 S Y Y Y IN IN NY Y None 
 ESTATE OF DAVID MCKEEMAN DIED 1876    (age 20)
        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 

MARRIAGE (age 26) 5 Jan 1882 Married Henry Dower, Allen County, IN Marriage Records, Charles Zschoche

ALLEN COUNTY IN OBITUARY INDEX DAUER, Jennie McKeeman News Sentinel July 28, 1925 23:3

NEWSPAPER OBITUARY NEWS SENTINEL, Fort Wayne, IN July 28, 1925 (age 68) Mrs. Jennie McKeeman Dauer, aged 68, wife of Henry F. Dauer, South Whitley, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Rudolph H. Everett, Pleasant Mills, at 4:30 o'clock Monday evening. Death was due to a combination of diseases. Mrs. Dauer is survived by her husband; five children, Mrs. Louis F. Merillat and Mrs. Ernest H. Felger, of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Randolph H. Everett, of Pleasant Mills; Mrs. Harvey A. Everett, of Binghampton, N.Y.; and Herbert A. Dauer, of Denver; eight grandchildren; and the following brothers and sisters. William, Alexander, David and Dr. R.B. McKeeman, Mrs. Robert Mercer and Mrs. Ellen Essig, all of Fort Wayne. The body was taken to the home of Mrs. Merillat, 425 Greenwood Avenue. The funeral services will be announced later. Burial in Lindenwood.

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McKeeman, John

1851 Mar 29 Born to David & Margaret McConahey McKeeman in New York 1860 Census? 1870 Census in Madison Township, Allen County, Indiana 1876 Mar 23 Drowned in Allen County, IN, Peltier Funeral Home, Buried Odd Fellows Cemetery, New Haven, Indiana

Drowned at age 24 years, 11 months, 23 day Peltier Funeral Home Casket purchased by James ENGLISH Never married Father died 2 months after John

MCKEEMAN FAMILY by Maryellen Hower 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. John was born in the Albany area on May 1, 1852. He never married and records from Peltier Funeral Home show that he drowned in Allen County, Indiana on March 23, 1876 at the age of 23. The casket was purchased by James English, husband of his mother's sister, Isobel McConahey English.

1860 FEDERAL CENSUS

1870 FEDERAL CENSUS
        1870 Census Allen County, Madison Township, IN
        David MCKEEMAN  49 Farmer Ireland
        Margaret        37        Ireland
        John            19        NY          (age 19)
        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 

CEMETERY Odd Fellows Cemetery at New Haven, Indiana John McKeeman d Mar 23, 1876 aged 24 y 11 m 23 d Have photographs of gravestones Buried with parents and brother James

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McKeeman, Leland Stanford M.D.

1898 Nov 28 Born Monroe, Adams County, IN to Robert B. McKeeman and Susie M. (Hocker) McKeeman
        Father physician and maternal grandfather druggist
        1900 Family moved to Fort Wayne, Allen County, IN
        1900 Census Adams County, Monroe, IN with parents, age 1
        1901 Dec 1 Baptized Third Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, IN with sister Theodosia
        1910 Census Fort Wayne, Allen County, IN with parents, age 11
        1914 Class President at Fort Wayne High School, Baseball team, Bowling team
        1916 Pi Gamma Fraternity
        1916 Senior Play: Property Man, Commencement Committee
        1917 Graduated Fort Wayne High School
        1917 Entered Indiana University at Bloomington, IN
        1918 Sept Enlisted in United States Navy, stationed at Boulder Colorado
        1918 Dec 23 Honorably Discharged
        1920 Census Fort Wayne, Allen County, IN 2020 Broadway with parents,age 21
        1922 Graduated Indiana University with A.B. degree
        1924 Graduated Indiana University Medical School with M.D.
        Internship at Indianapolis General Hospital
        1925 July 1 Application for practicing medicine Allen County, IN, age 27
        1926 Dec 27 Married Mary Grace Keenan at the Cathedral in Fort Wayne, IN
        1927 Nov 28 Leland Stanford born
        Belonged to St. Joseph's Catholic Church
        Member American Legion Post 47
        Member the Fort Wayne Country Club
        Member Indiana University Alumni Club
        Member Chamber of Commerce
        1928 Allen County, IN Personal & Poll Tax
        Practiced medicine in Fort Wayne, IN for 36 years; office nurse Thelma Lange
        Staff member St. Joseph's Hospital
        Grace Joan born
        1930-1931 Allen County, IN Coroner
        Member of Allen county Medical Society
        Member of American Medical Association
        Member of the Industrial Medical Association
        Member of the Central States Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery
        Hobbies pike and bass fishing
        Mary Ellen born
        1937 Mar 4 Father died and he occupied the office of his father
        1938 Fort Wayne City Directory office 347 W Berry; home 304 Covington Rd
        1941-1947 Examining physician for the Selective Service
        1941 Office 302 Wayne Pharmacal Building
        1943 Fort Wayne City Directory office 347 W Berry; home Covington Rd
        1951-1955 Member of the Selective Service Board of Appeals
        President of St. Joseph's Hospital staff
        Member and past president Fort Wayne Horse Show Association
        1962 May 7 Mother died
        1962 Oct 7 Died of heart attack in St. Josephs Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN
        shortly after
        stricken at his home at 7701 Covington Road; Mungovan & Sons Mortuary 

Born 28 Nov 1898, Family Bible Baptized 1 Dec 1901, Third Presbyterian Church Records 3rd Presbyterian Church Records received 3 Apr 1910 Married Mary Grace Keenan, by Father Conroy of the Cathedral, 27 Dec 1926, Family Bible Died 7 Oct 1962, heart attack, Catholic Cemetery, Family Bible Bur Mausoleum, Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN

ADAMS COUNTY, INDIANA BIRTH INDEX MCKEEMAN, Robert HOCKER M W Nov 28 1898 H-6 12

THE CALDRON, FORT WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK Leland Stanford McKeeman "Kuman" Class president, Sophomore year: Sophomore Baseball Team; Class Bowling Team, Junior Year; Pi Gamma; Property Man, Senior Play; Commencement Committee. "And when a lady's in the case, You know all other things give place."

ALLEN COUNTY, INDIANA 1928 PERSONAL & POLL TAX MCKEEMAN, Leland S. Wayne Grace M 29 31 18

OBITUARY Dr. L.S. McKeeman, 63, Is Dead of Heart Attack Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 7 October 1962 Dr. L. Stanford McKeeman, 63, a prominent physician and surgeon died at 11:55 a.m. yeaterday in St. Joseph's Hospital shortly after being stricken with a heart attack at his home. Dr. McKeeman who resided at 7701 Covington Road, was former president of the st. Joseph's Hospital staff. His body was taken to Mungovan & Sons Mortuary. Dr. McKeeman, who had his practice here 36 years, was on the courtesy staff of the Lutheran and Parkview Memorial Hospitals and active many years in medical affairs. He was a member of the American Medical Association, the Allen County Medical Society, the Industrial Medical Association and the Central States Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery. He was a member of the Indiana Selective Service Board of Appeals from 1951 to 1955 and examining physician for the Selective Service from 1941 until 1947. He also was Allen County Coroner in 1930 and 1931. He was a 1922 graduate of Indiana University and of its medical school in 1924. He came to Fort Wayne to practice after a year's internship in Inidanapolis General Hospital. He was born in Monroe, but lived here most of his life. Dr. McKeeman belonged to St. Joseph's Catholic Church, American Legion Post 47, the Fort Wayne Country Club, the I.U. Alumni Club and the Chamber of Commerce. He was past president and an honorary director of the Fort Wayne Horse Show Association. Surviving are his wife, Grace K.; a son, L.S. McKeeman Jr., Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Edward R. Rice and Mrs. Charles H. Strawbridge, Fort Wayne; a brother, Dr. Donald H. McKeeman, Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. James Hunter and Mrs. Paul Cottrell, Fort Wayne; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mungovan & Sons Mortuary and at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Msgr. Charles Girardot officiating. Entombment will be in the mausoleum at the Catholic Cemetery. Rosary services will be at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

MARYELLEN HOWER'S BOOK Maryellen Hower's Book: 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. Leland Stanford, born 28 Nov 1898, Monroe, Ind. married 27 Dec 1926 Grace Keenan occupation, Doctor of Medicine died 7 Oct 1963 buried Catholic Cemetery Fort Wayne children: Leland Stanford born 20 Nov 1927 Grace Joan born 21 Aug 1930 Mary Ellen born 18 Sept 1935 married Edward Rice

1900 FEDERAL SOUNDEX INDIANA
        McKeeman, Robert B                            (age 26)
        Feb 1874  26 Indiana
        Adams Monroe Twp
        McKeeman, Susie      May 1880  20 IN
        Leland S.  Nov 1898   1 IN 
FEDERAL CENSUS
        1910 Federal Census Indiana, Allen County, Wayne Township, p.790
        McKeeman, Robert     36 M Physician IN IRE IRE (age 36)
        Susie M.   29 F           IN OH  IN
        Stanford   11 M           IN IN  IN
        Theodosia   8 F           IN IN  IN
        Donald      6 M           IN IN  IN
        Ruth        2 F           IN IN  IN 

SOUNDEX 1920 Soundex Fort Wayne, IN 2020 Broadway with parents & sibs

NEWSPAPER 1924 Jun 23 New Sentinel Fort Wayne, IN Dr. Stanford McKeeman, who was recently graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, has returned to that city to serve his internship at the hospital there, after visiting his parents, Dr. and Mrs. R.B. McKeeman of Packard avenue.

ALLEN COUNTY PHYSICIAN AND DENTIST APPLICATIONS Leland Stanford McKeeman 27 years old Monroe, Indiana 724 Packard 1 July 1925 Regular School of Medicine

CITY DIRECTORY 1938 Fort Wayne City Directory L Standford (Grace K) phys 347 W Berry R 304 Covington rd 1943 Fort Wayne City Directory L Stanford (Grace K) phys 347 W Berry R304 r Covington rd 1962 Office at 304 Medical Center Building when mother died Living at 7701 Covington Road when mother died, age 62

CITIZENS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION ALLEN CO JAN 4, 1941 L.S. MCKEEMAN, PHYSICIAN 302 Wayne Pharmacal Building, Ft. Wayne, Indiana L(eland) S(tanford) McKeeman, b. at Monroe, Adams Co., Ind., Nov. 28, 1898; s. of Dr. Robert Benjamin and Susan Mae (Hocker) McKeeman. ... L.S. McKeeman, the subject of this sketch, attended the grade schs. of Ft. Wayne, and graduated from Central High Sch., in Ft. Wayne, in 1917. He then entered Indiana Univ., at Bloomington, but in Sept. 1918, enlisted in the U.S. Navy for service in the World War, being stationed with a Naval Unit at Boulder Colo. He was hon. disch. from service Dec. 23, 1918. After the war he retd. to Indiana Univ., and graduated with an A.B. deg. in 1922, and M.D. in 1924. He served internship at the Indianapolis City Hosp., after which he retd. to Ft. Wayne, where he entered the medical profession, occupying the same offices as his father until the death of the latter, in 1937. Dr. McKeeman conducts a general practice of medicine and industrial surgery. He is a staff mem. of St. Joseph's Hosp. Dr. McKeeman, who is a Republican, served as county coroner during 1930-1931. He is a mem. of the following: American Med. Assn.; Ind. State Med. Assn.; Ft. Wayne (Allen County) Med. Soc.; Beta Theta Pi; Ft. Wayne Country Club; Ft. Wayne Chapter, Citizens Hist. Assn.; and Third Presbyn Ch. His favorite recreations are pike and bass fishing. On Dec. 27, 1926, L.S. McKeeman married Mary Grace Keenan, dau. of Hubert and Mary (Moffet) Keenan. Hubert Keenan, who is decd., founded the Keenan Hotel System. His widow resides in Ft. Wayne. Mrs. McKeeman was b. in Scranton, Penn., May 29, 1908. She is a mem. of the Catholic Church. Dr. and Mrs. McKeeman are the parents of 3 children, all of whom were born in Ft. Wayne: (1) Leland Stanford, Jr., b. Nov. 20, 1927. He is attending sch. in Ft. Wayne. (2) Grace Joan, b. Aug. 29, 1930. She also is a student in Ft. Wayne. (3) Mary Ellen, b. Sept. 18, 1935. The McKeeman family residence is located in the country, near Ft. Wayne.

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McKeeman, Lillian Theodosia

 1901 July 11 Born in Fort Wayne, IN to Robert B. & Susie May (Hocker) McKeeman
        Family Bible 
        1901 Nov 24 Baptized 3rd Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, IN, Church Records
        1910 Census, Fort Wayne, IN, age 8
        1919 Graduated Fort Wayne High School, age 18
        1920 Soundex Fort Wayne, IN age 18 with parents & sibs, age 19
        1923 Summer Went for a year to Long Beach, Cal., age 21-22
        1924 June 24 Returned to Fort Wayne, IN, age 23
        1925 Nov 1 Married James Boyd Hunter, 3rd Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, IN
        by Rev. H.B. Hostetter, Family Bible, age 24
        1926 Dec 19 Donald James born, Fort Wayne, IN, age 25
        1927 Moved to 2522 Maple Place, age 26
        1930 Oct 25  Maurice Edward born, Fort Wayne, IN, age 29
        1931 Nov 26 Joseph Richard born, Fort Wayne, IN, age 30
        1933 June 20 Jim's mother, Eva Nellie Holden died, age 32
        1936 feb 21 Joseph Richard died, Fort Wayne, IN, age 35
        1936 Great Depression, age 35
        1937 Mar 4 Father, R.B. McKeeman died, Fort Wayne, IN, age 36
        1938 Apr 14 Don communicant, 3rd Presbyterian Church, age 37
        1941 Mar 23 Ed and Bob communicants, 3rd Presbyterian Church, age 40
        1943 June 8 Jane Anne born, Fort Wayne, IN, age 42
        1950 Sep 3 Don married Geraldine Widney
        1954 Oct 31 Husband, James died, Saint Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN, age 53
        1955 Hunter, Lillian T (wid Jas B) h 314 North Cornell, age 54
        1955 June 19 Ed married Melva Doxtater
        1956 Nov 25 Received by certificate into First Presbyterian Church, age 55
        1962 Living at 3925 Smith St., Fort Wayne when mother died, age 60
        1964 Aug 8 Jane married Daniel Hodgson
        1967July 6 Married DeWitt Clinton Jones, Atlanta, Georgia, age 66
        1967 3925 Smith St., Fort Wayne, IN, age 66
        Coral Gables, FL
        1968 810 S. Kolb Rd. Apt 68, Tucson, AZ, age 67
        1969 1534 Reed Rd. Apt D, Fort Wayne, IN, age 68
        1970 905 North Miller Dr., Tucson, AZ, age 69
        1972 4109 Indian Hills Dr., Fort Wayne, IN, age 71
        1973 421 North Evelyn, Tucson, AZ, age 72
        1975 8111 E. Broadway, Apt. 214, Tucson, AZ, age 74
        Jane and Dan and children move to Tucson, AZ, age 74
        1981 11 E. Orange Grove Apt. 2314, Tucson, AZ, age 80
        1981 Husband, De died, age 80
        1985 Moved into Shriner Home Care, age 84
        1988 June 6 Died, Tucson, AZ & buried Evergreen Cemetery, Tucson, AZ, age 86 
Descendants of Lillian Theodosia "Doad" * MCKEEMAN
        Generation No. 1
        1.  LILLIAN THEODOSIA "DOAD" *5 MCKEEMAN  (ROBERT BENJAMIN *4, DAVID
        CHARLES *3, WILLIAM *2, ARCHIBALD? *1) was born 11 July 1901 in Fort Wayne,
        Allen County,  Indiana, and died 06 June 1988 in Tucson, Pima County,
        Arizona.  She married (1) JAMES BOYD * HUNTER 01 November 1925 in Fort
        Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, son of JAMES HUNTER and EVA HOLDEN.  She
        married (2) DEWITT CLINTON JONES 06 July 1967 in Atlanta, Georgia, son of
        FREDERICK JONES and JEANNIE BROOKS.
        Children of LILLIAN MCKEEMAN and JAMES HUNTER are:
        i.  DONALD JAMES6 HUNTER, b. 19 December 1926, Fort Wayne, Allen
        County,  Indiana; m. GERALDINE ANN WIDNEY, 03 September 1950, 3rd
        Presbyterian, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.
        ii. MAURICE EDWARD HUNTER, b. 25 October 1930, Fort Wayne, Allen County,
        Wayne Township, Indiana; m. MELVA JOYCE DOXTATER, 19 June 1955, Van Wert,
        Van Wert Co, Ohio.
        iii.    JOSEPH RICHARD HUNTER, b. 26 November 1931, Fort Wayne, Allen County,
        Wayne Township, Indiana; d. 21 February 1936, Fort Wayne, Allen County,
        Wayne Township, Indiana.
        iv. JANE ANNE * HUNTER, b. 08 June 1943, Fort Wayne, Allen County,
        Indiana; m. DANIEL ARCHIE # HODGSON, 08 August 1964, Fort Wayne, Allen
        County, Indiana. 

NEWS SENTINEL, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA 24 Jun 1924 (age 23) Society Miss Theodosia McKeeman has returned to the home of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. R.B. McKeeman, on Packard avenue after a winter's sojourn in Los Angeles and Long Beach, Cal.

NEWS SENTINEL, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA 3 November 1925 (age 24) Prominent Young Woman Wedded in Quiet Church Service Sunday. Mrs. James B. Hunter A wedding of interest which will come as a surprise to the many friends of the couple was that of Miss Theodosia McKeeman, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. R.B. McKeeman of Packard avenue, and Mr. James B. Hunter of Mishawaka, formerly of this city, son of Mrs. Eva Shuler of Maple place, which took place Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Third Presbyterian church, the Rev. H.B. Hostetter officiating. Only members of the immediate families and a few intimate friends of the couple were in attendance. Mr. Hunter and his bride left in the late afternoon on a short motor trip. After November 15, they will be at home in Mishawaka, where Mr. Hunter is engaged in business. Both young people are well known in this city and have many friends. Mrs. Hunter was graduated from the Fort Wayne high school and is a member of the Qui Vive society.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH RECORDS HUNTER, MRS. JAMES B. r. Nov. 25, 1956 (age 55) b. Certificate HUNTER, JANE r. Apr. 14, 1957 (age 56) b. Confession

OBITUARY (age 86) Fort Wayne, News Sentinel, 8 Jun 1988 Theodosia Hunter Jones, 86, Tucson, Ariz., died Monday. She was the widow of James B. Hunter and DeWitt C. Jones. Surviving are a daughter, two sons including Donald of Fort Wayne; a stepdaughter; a sister, Ruth Cottrell of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services are tomorrow in Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Tucson. Preferred memorials are gifts to the church.

THE ARIZONA DAILY STAR, June 8, 1988 (age 86) JONES, Theodosia, died Monday, June 6, at the age of 86, in Tucson, AZ. She is survived by son, Donald Hunter, (wife, Geraldine) of Fort Wayne, IN; son, M. Edward Hunter (wife, Melva), of Delaware, OH; daughter, Jane Hodgson (husband, Daniel) of Tucson; sister, Ruth Cottrell (husband, Paul) of Fort Wayne, IN; in addition to 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; Catherine Reser (husband, Bill) of Springfield MO; daughter of the late DeWitt C. Jones; and many relatives and friends. Theodosia was born July 11, 1901, in Fort Wayne, to Dr. & Mrs. Robert B. McKeeman. She was a member of The Third Presbyterian Church, Priscilla Circle, Naomi Study Club and Stitch and Chatter Clubs, all in Ft. Wayne. She was preceded in death by husband, James B. Hunter; son, Richard who died in childhood, husband DeWitt C. Jones; and brothers, Dr. L. Stanford McKeeman and Dr. Donald McKeeman. Theodosia had been a resident of Tucson since 1967 where she was a charter member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. A memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m., June 9, 1988, (Thursday), with Pastor Daniel A. Hodgson officiating. The family suggests remembrances be given to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Evergreen Mortuary & Cemetery, N. Oracle & W. Miracle Mile.

Maryellen Hower's Book: 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. Lillian Theodosia born 11 July 1901 married 1 Nov 1925 James Boyd Hunter (2) DeWitt Clinton Jones died 6 June 1988 Tucson, AZ Evergreen Cemetery children: Donald James born 19 Dec 1926, married 3 Sept 1950 Geraldine Widney Maurice Edward born 25 Oct 1930 married 19 June 1955 Melva Doxtater Joseph Richard born 26 Nov 1931 died 21 Feb 1936 Jane Anne born 8 June 1943 married 8 Aug 1964 Daniel Archie Hodgson

1910 FEDERAL CENSUS
        1910 Federal Census Indiana, Allen County, Wayne Township, p.790
        Robert McKeeman    36 M Physician IN  IRE IRE
        Susie M.           29 F           IN  OH  IN
        Stanford           11 M           IN  IN  IN
        Theodosia           8 F           IN  IN  IN
        Donald              6 M           IN  IN  IN
        Ruth                2 F           IN  IN  IN 
1920 FEDERAL CENSUS
        1920 Federal Census, Fort Wayne, Wayne Twp., Allen Co., IN
        2020 Broadway
        MCKEEMAN, Robert B  Head 45 IN IRE IRE Doctor General Medicine
        Susie     Wife 39 IN OH  IN
        Stanford  Son  21 IN IN  IN
        Theodosia Dtr  18 IN IN  IN
        Donald    Son  16 IN IN  IN
        Ruth      Dtr  12 IN IN  IN 

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McKeeman, Margaret

 1855 Feb 8 Born to David & Margaret McConahey McKeeman in New York
        1860 Census?
        1870 Census, Allen County, Indiana with parents, age 14
        1876 Mar 23 Brother John drowned, Allen County, IN, age 20
        1876May 24  Father died, Allen County, IN, age 20
        1880 Census, Allen County, Indiana with parents, age 24
        1882 May 11 Married August Merillat, Allen County, Indiana, age 27
        1883 Margaret born
        1885 David J. born
        1887 Mary J. born
        1890 Vinva A. born
        1898 Pearl May born
        1900 Census Allen County, Jefferson Twp, IN
        1901 Died and buried at Odd Fellows Cemetery, New Haven, Indiana, 46 
CHILDREN OF MARGARET M. MCKEEMAN & AUGUST MERILLAT:
        1. MARGARET E. MERRILLAT b. 1883
        2. DAVID J. MERRILLAT b. 1885 d. 1963 m. Erma J. Smith
        3. MARY J. MERRILLAT b. 1887
        4. VINVA A. MERRILLAT b. 1890
        5. PEARL MAY MERRILLAT b. 1898 
Descendants of Margaret (Marguerite) MCKEEMAN
        Generation No. 1
        1.  MARGARET (MARGUERITE)4 MCKEEMAN  (DAVID CHARLES *3, WILLIAM *2,
        ARCHIBALD? *1) was born 08 February 1855 in New York, and died 1901 in
        Hoagland, Allen County, Indiana.  She married AUGUST MERILLAT 11 May 1882
        in Allen County, Indiana, son of MERILLAT and MOM.
        Children of MARGARET MCKEEMAN and AUGUST MERILLAT are:
        i.  MARGARET E.5 MERRILLAT, b. December 1883.
        ii. DAVID J. MERRILLAT, b. December 1885; d. 1963; m. ERMA J. SMITH.
        iii. MARY JANE MERRILLAT, b. July 1887.
        iv. VINVA A. MERRILLAT, b. December 1890.
        v.  PEARL MAY MERRILLAT, b. June 1898. 

Margaret McKeeman was born in 1855. She married August Merrillat who was a veteran of the Civil War. She is buried in New Haven, Indiana where she died in 1901 at the age of 46.

1860 FEDERAL CENSUS (age 4)

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   (age 14)
        Jane            11        IN
        Nancy            9        IN
        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   (age 23)
        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 
1900 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, IN
        V 1  ED 7  SH 5  LN 66
        MERILLAT AUGUSTE Head W M June 1836 63 M 18 8 5 SWI SWI SWI 1847 52
        Farmer Y Y Y OM
        Maggie Wife W F Feb 1855 45 M 18 8 5 NY IRE IRE Y Y Y
        Margaret E Daughter W F Dec 1883 16 S IN SWI NY Y Y Y
        George H. Son W M Oct 1876 23 S IN SWI NY Farm Laborer Y Y Y
        David J. Son W M Dec 1885 15 S IN SWI NY At School Y Y Y
        Mary J. Daughter W F July 1887 12 S IN SWI NY At School Y Y Y
        Vurva A. Daughter W F June 1898 1 S IN SWI NY 

ESTATE OF DAVID MCKEEMAN DIED 1876 (age 21) 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

MARRIAGE (age 23) 11 May 1882 Married August Merrilat, Allen County, IN Marriage Records, Rev. Samuel Wagenhals

CEMETERY Odd Fellows Cemetery at New Haven, Indiana Merillat, Auguste Co. B 12 Ind Inf 1836-1908 Margaret his wife 1855-1901 (age 46)

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McKeeman, Maria Catherine

 1853 July 20 Born to David & Margaret (McConahey) McKeeman in New York
        1870 Census, Allen County, Madison Township, IN with parents, age 17
        1875 Jul 1 Married William T. Wybourn in Allen County, Indiana, age 22
        1876 May 10 John A. born, Allen County, IN, age 23
        1876 Mar 23 Brother John drowned
        1876 May 24 Father died
        1878 Nov 4 David Charles born, Allen County, IN, age 25
        1880 Census Allen County, Madison Twp, IN
        1890 Adopted Mary Peters when her parents died
        Lutheran Church
        1893 Mar 12 Joined Monroeville Methodist Church with Mary Peters
        1894 Sep 9 Mother died
        1896 Son David graduated High School in Monroeville, IN
        1900 Census Monroeville, Allen County, IN
        1902 Mar 30 Son John married Rose E. Barkley
        1902 Son David graduated Fort Wayne Medical School and set up practice in Yoder, IN
        1903 Aug 4 Son David married Catherine Sheehan
        1903 City Directory Monroeville, Allen County, IN
        1904 May 27 Baptized as an adult, age 51
        1904 City Directory Monroeville, Allen County, IN
        1906 City Directory Monroeville, Allen County, IN
        1907 City Directory Monroeville, Allen County, IN
        1909 Moved to Fort Wayne, age 56
        1910 Census, Fort Wayne, 3201 S. Harrison St, age 56
        1916 or 1918 Died, buried in Ossian, Indiana 
 Descendants of Maria Catherine MCKEEMAN
        Generation No. 1
        1. MARIA CATHERINE4 MCKEEMAN  (DAVID CHARLES *3, WILLIAM *2, ARCHIBALD?
        *1) was born 20 July 1853 in Albany, Albany County, New York, and died 1918
        in Ossian, Indiana. She married WILLIAM T. WYBOURN 01 July 1875 in Allen
        County, Indiana, son of WYBOURN WYBOURN.
        Children of MARIA MCKEEMAN and WILLIAM WYBOURN are:
        i. JOHN A.5 WYBOURN, b. 10 May 1876, Allen County, Madison
        Township, Indiana; m. ROSE E. BARKLEY, 30 March 1902.
        ii. DAVID CHARLES WYBOURN, b. 04 November 1878, Monroeville, Madison
        Township, Allen County, Indiana; d. 23 March 1935, Fort Wayne, Allen
        County, Indiana; m. CATHERINE SHEEHAN, 04 August 1903.
        iii. MARY PETERS, b. April 1885; Foster child. 
Maria Catherine McKeeman was born on July 20, 1853 in the Albany area. We know that Catherine married 
William Wybourn on July 1, 1875 in Indiana and had two sons, John A. Wybourn, born in Madison township 
on May 10, 1876 and David C. Wybourn, born on the homestead farm on November 4, 1878. The Wybourns took
Mary Peters into their home to raise when her mother died in 1890. Catherine, William and Mary joined 
the Methodist Church in Monroeville on March 12, 1893. Catherine transferred from the Lutheran Church. 
Mary was baptized in the church as an adult on March 27, 1904. In 1909 they moved to Fort Wayne. She
died in 1916 and is buried in Ossian, Indiana. 
CHILDREN OF MARIA CATHERINE MCKEEMAN & WILLIAM T. WYBOURN:
        1. JOHN A. WYBOURN b. 10 May 1876 m. Rose Barkley 30 Mar 1902
        2. DAVID CHARLES WYBOURN, M.D. b. 4 Nov 1878 d. 23 Mar 1935 m. Catherine Sheehan 4 Aug 1903
        3. MARY PETERS (ADOPTED) 

MARRIAGE (age 22) 1 Jul 1875 Married William T. Wybourn, Allen County, IN Marriage Records Robert Gray, VDM

MARRIAGE LICENSE THE STATE OF INDIANA, TO-WIT: ALLEN COUNTY. To wit who shall in these Presents, Greeting: Kow Ye, That any person legally authorized to solemnize Matrimony, is hereby licensed to join in Marriage William T. Wybourn and Maria C. McKeeman as Husband and Wife, and so in doing this shall be by sufficient authority. In Testimony Whereof, G.H. Welke, Clerk of the Superior County Court, do sign and write my name and office the seal of said Court, this 14 day of June 1875 F.H. Welke Clerk State of Indiana, to-wit: Allen County: This Certifies That I joined in Marriage as Husband and Wife Wm T Whyborn and Maria McKeeman on the 1st day of July 1875 R Gray N H

CHURCH (age 40) Records of Monroeville Methodist Church, Monroeville, Indiana Wybourn, Catherine, married, residence Monroeville, received by certificate 12 March 1893 from Lutheran Church, disposed of by certificate 22 February 1909, remarks: received elsewhere: Fort Wayne

ESTATE OF DAVID MCKEEMAN DIED 1876 (age 23) 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

1860 FEDERAL CENSUS (age 7)

1870 FEDERAL CENSUS
        1870 Census Allen County, Madison Township, IN
        David MCKEEMAN  49 Farmer Ireland
        Margaret        37        Ireland
        John            19        NY
        Catherine       16        IN   (age 16)
        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 
1880 FEDERAL CENSUS
        1880 Census, Allen County, Madison Township, IN
        William Wyburn 31 Farmer NY  Eng Eng
        Catherine      26        NY  Ire Ire       (age 26)
        John A.         4        IN  Eng Ire
        David C.        1        IN  Eng Ire 

CITY DIRECTORY (age 37) 1890 Madison Township, Allen County, IN Whyburn, Maria C. Whyburn, William F.

1900 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, MADISON TOWNSHIP, IN
        V 2  ED 10  SH 2  LN 39
        Wybourn, William Head W M Sep 1848 51 M 24 NY Eng Eng Farmer 0 Yes Yes
        Maria C. Wife W F July 1855 46 M 24 3 2 NY Ire Ire Yes Yes Yes
        John Son W M May 1876 34 S IN NY NY Salesman 0 Y Y Y
        Charly Son W M Nov 1878 22 S IN NY NY Medical Student 1 7 Y Y Y
        Martha Sister W F Sep 1837 62 S NY ENG ENG Housekeeper 0 Y Y Y
        Peters, Mary Boarder W F Apr 1885 15 S IN IN IN At school 8 Y Y Y 

CITY DIRECTORY 1902 Fort Wayne City Directory (age 49) Whyburn, William Madison Monroeville

1903 Fort Wayne City Directory Whybourn, William Madison Monroeville (age 50)

1904 Fort Wayne City Directory Whybourn, William Madison Monroeville (age 51)

1906 Fort Wayne City Directory Whybourn, Wm F, f Madison, Monroeville (age 53)

1907 Fort Wayne City Directory Whybourne, Wm F Madison, Monroeville (age 54)

1910 Census Allen County, Fort Wayne, Indiana 3201 S. Harrison St. Wybourn, William T. Head M W 61 M 34 NY ENG ENG English Laborer Catherine M. wife F W 56 M 34 3 2 NY IRE IRE English (age 56) Peters, Mary A. stepdaughter F W 22 IN IN IN English stenographer plumber shop Wybourn, Martha M. Sister F W 78 W ? Eng Eng

1920 SOUNDEX INDIANA W165 VOL 110 ED 185 SH 4 LN 100 W 41 Indiana Wells Ossian S. Jefferson Wybourn, Katherine W 41 Indiana William S 12 Indiana Robert S 9 Indiana William T. Father 70 New York

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McKeeman, Nancy

 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. Page 393, 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.

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McKeeman, Robert Benjamin

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      27 Feb 1874 Born in Hoagland, Allen County, Madison Township, IN to David  & Margaret (McConahey) 
      McKeeman, Family Bible
        1880 Allen County, Madison Twp, age 6
        Taylor University, Upland, IN
        Indiana State Normal School, Marion, IN
        1893-1895 Taught school in Hoagland, age 19-21
        3 Oct 1894 Joined 3rd Presbyterian Church, age 20
        1897 Graduated Fort Wayne Medical College, age 23
        1897-1900 Practiced medicine in Monroe, Adams County, IN, age 23-26
        5 Oct 1897 Married Susie May Hocker, daughter of the druggist in Monroe, 23
        28 Nov 1898 Leland Stanford born, Monroe, IN, age 24
        1900 Census, Adams County, Monroe Twp, IN age 26
        24 Nov 1900 Physician application Allen County, IN, age 26 Allopathic
        1900 Moved to Fort Wayne, IN
        1900 Opened practice in Fort Wayne, IN
        1901 Physician, 79 Broadway, home 533 Broadway, age 27
        11 Jul 1901 Lillian Theodosia born, Fort Wayne, IN, age 27
        24 Nov 1901 Stan and Doad baptized, 3rd Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, IN
        1902 Office 1608 Calhoun, home 2103 Broadway hours 7-8 11-12 a.m., 28
        13 Apr 1902 Elder, 3rd Presbyterian Church, Church Records
        1903 City Directory phys 1600 Calhoun h 2103 Broadway, age 29
        12 Jan 1904 Donald Harry Cook born, Fort Wayne, IN, age 30
        1904 City Directory Phys. and Surgeon 1608 Calhoun, Tel 360 2020 Broadway Tel 6334
        1904 Moved to 2020 Broadway
        1905 City Directory Phys and Surgeon 1608 Calhoun, Office hours 10 to
        11 a.m., 2 to 4 p.m. Tel 360 h 2020 Broadway Tel 6554, age 31
        6 May 1906 Don baptized 3rd Presbyterian Church, age 32
        1906 City Directory Physician, Office Hours 10-11 am and 2-4 pm 1608
        Calhoun, Tel 560, h 2020 Broadway, Tel 6554, age 32
        1907 City Directory same, age 33
        18 Apr 1907 Ruth Beatrice born, Fort Wayne, IN, age 33
        13 Oct 1907 Ruth baptized 3rd Presbyterian Church, age 33
        1908 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Robert B Physician, Office, 34
        Hours 10-11 am, 2-4 pm, 1608 Calhoun, Tel 560, h 2020 Broadway, Tel 6554
        1910 Census, Fort Wayne, IN age 36
        1910 Stan communicant 3rd Presbyterian
        1910 Fort Wayne City Directory  phys 1608 Calhoun h 2022 Broadway
        1911 Fort Wayne City Directory Office phys 133 E. Berry; h 2020 Broadway
        1918 Office in home 2020 Broadway, age 44
        1920 Soundex 2020 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN, age 45; Susie, 39; Stanford
        21; Theodosia, 18; Donald, 16; Ruth, 12 Federal Census Same, age 46
        1925 Built home at 724 Packard, office 302-6 Wayne Pharmacal, age 51
        1928 Living in Fort Wayne when sister Ellen died, age 54
        1935 Fort Wayne City Directory Robt B (Susie M) phys 347 W Berry, age 61
        h 724 W Packard
        4 Mar 1937 Died in Fort Wayne, buried at Lindenwood Cemetery, Family Bible, 63 
CHILDREN OF ROBERT BENJAMIN MCKEEMAN & SUSIE MAY HOCKER MCKEEMAN
        1.  LELAND STANFORD MCKEEMAN (28 Nov 1898 - 7 Oct 1963) m. Mary Grace Keenan
        2.  LILLIAN THEODOSIA MCKEEMAN (11 Jul 1901 - 6 Jun 1988) m. James Boyd Hunter
        m. DeWitt Clinton Jones
        3.  DONALD HARRY COOK MCKEEMAN (12 Jan 1904 - 4 Jul 1985) m. Eula Ruddell
        4.  RUTH BEATRICE MCKEEMAN (18 Apr 1907 - 17 Feb 1994) m. Paul O'Neil Cottrell 
Descendants of Robert Benjamin * MCKEEMAN
        
        
        Generation No. 1
        
        1. ROBERT BENJAMIN *4 MCKEEMAN (DAVID CHARLES *3, WILLIAM *2, ARCHIBALD?
        *1) was born 27 February 1874 in Hoagland, Allen County, Indiana, and died
        04 March 1937 in Fort Wayne, Allen County,  Indiana. He married SUSIE MAY
        * HOCKER 05 October 1897 in Decatur, Adams County, Indiana, daughter of
        JOSEPH HOCKER and JESTEENIA SUNIER.
        
        Children of ROBERT MCKEEMAN and SUSIE HOCKER are:
        i. LELAND STANFORD5 MCKEEMAN, b. 28 November 1898, Monroe, Adams
        County, Indiana; d. 07 October 1963, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Wayne
        Township, Indiana; m. MARY GRACE KEENAN, 27 December 1926, Cathedral,
        Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.
        ii. LILLIAN THEODOSIA "DOAD" * MCKEEMAN, b. 11 July 1901, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana; 
        d. 06 June 1988, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona; m.
        (1) JAMES BOYD * HUNTER, 01 November 1925, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana; m. 
        (2) DEWITT CLINTON JONES, 06 July 1967, Atlanta, Georgia.
        iii. DONALD HARRY COOK MCKEEMAN, b. 12 January 1904, Fort Wayne, Allen
        County, Wayne Township, Indiana; d. 04 July 1985, Fort Wayne, Allen
        County, Wayne Township, Indiana; m. EULA RUDDELL, 11 June 1929, Sullivan, Indiana.
        iv. RUTH BEATRICE MCKEEMAN, b. 18 April 1907, Fort Wayne, Allen County,
        Wayne Township, Indiana; d. 17 February 1994, Fort Wayne, Allen County,
        Indiana; m. PAUL O'NEIL COTTRELL, 24 February 1927, 3rd Presbyterian,
        Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. 

Marion College 1893-1895 taught school in Hoagland Fort Wayne Medical College, graduated 1897 1897 practiced in Monroe 1900 moved to Fort Wayne Allen Co Medical Society Indiana State Medical Society The American Medical Society Presbyterian Republican Blue Star Lodge Mason, 32 degree Scottish Rite, Shrine

ALLEN COUNTY PHYSICIAN AND DENTIST APPLICATIONS (age 26) Robert B. McKeeman 26 years old Hoagland, Indiana Fort Wayne, Indiana 24 November 1900 Allopathic Allen County, Indiana Will Book 3, Page 236

THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF FORT WAYNE INDIANA. Page 376, Robert B. McKeeman, M.D. has found in his native county ample field for successful achievement in his exacting profession and has won secure place as a representative physician and surgeon in the city of Fort Wayne. He was born near Hoagland, Allen county, on February 27, 1874, a son of David C. and Margaret (McConahey) McKeeman, natives of County Antrim, Ireland. David C. Mckeeman was reared and educated in Ireland and came to America when a young man. He remained for a time in the vicinity of Albany, New York, and then came to Indiana and purchased a farm near Hoagland, Allen county. He became one of the prosperous exponents of agricultural and live-stock industry in this county and here he and his wife passed the residue of their lives--possessed of those sterling attributes of character that invariably beget popular confidence and respect. Mr. McKeeman was a Republican in politics and both he and his wife were lifelong members of the Presbyterian church.  Of their children the first three--John, Catherine and Margaret--are deceased; Jennie is the wife of Henry Dauer, of Decatur, this state; Nancy is the wife of Robert Mercer, of Poe, Allen county; Belle and James are deceased; William, Alexander, Ella and David C. Jr., reside in Fort Wayne; and Dr. Robert B., of this review, is the youngest of the number.  Passing his childhood and early youth on the home farm, Doctor McKeeman made good use of the advantages of the public schools in the village of Hoagland and thereafter attended Taylor University, at Upland, this state, and the normal school at Marion. After two years of successful service as a teacher in the schools of Allen county he was able to follow the course of his ambition and to enter the Fort Wayne Medical College, which is now an integral part of the medical department of the University of Indiana. In this institution he was graduated in 1897, and, after thus receiving his degree of Doctor of Medicine, engaged in practice at Monroe, Adams county, where he remained until 1900, since which time he has been engaged in practice in Fort Wayne, where he has developed a substantial and representative professional business. The Doctor is identified with the Allen County Medical Society. His political allegiance is given to the Republican party, he and his wife are members of the Third Presbyterian church of Fort Wayne, and in the time-honored Masonic fraternity he has received the thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite.  October 5, 1897, was made an eventful day in the life of Doctor McKeeman, since then was solemnized his marriage to Miss Susan M. Hocker, a daughter of Joseph and Jesteen Hocker, of Monroe, Adams county, and the four children of this union are L. Stanford, Lillian Theodosia, Donald H.C. and Ruth Beatrice.

A LIFE STORY Robert Benjamin McKeeman Written by Jane Anne Hunter Hodgson This twelfth child of David C. McKeeman and Margaret Ann McConahey McKeeman was born on February 27, 1874 in Hoagland, Madison Township, Allen County, Indiana. His mother was 45 and his father 53 when he was born. His dad lived only for two years after he was born. The young Robert lived on the family farm near Hoagland and attended public school in Hoagland. Robert loved his studies and went on to attend Taylor University in Upland, Indiana and the Indiana State Normal School in Marion, Indiana. He taught school in his native county from 1892 to 1894. In 1894 he enrolled in the Fort Wayne Medical College, graduating in 1897. There were 15 or 16 students in his medical class. Robert first established a practice in Monroe in Adams County, Indiana. It was in Monroe that he met Susie May Hocker, born May 13, 1880, the daughter of the local druggist. The two were married on October 5, 1897 at the home of Ed and Maggie Coffee in Decatur, Indiana. He was 22 and she was 16 at the time. They lived in Monroe in a cottage behind her father's drugstore. The first child, Leland Stanford McKeeman, was born on November 28, 1898.  This firstborn went on to become a medical doctor like his father. The young couple moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1900 where Dr. McKeeman hung out his first shingle at 1608 Calhoun Street.  Lillian Theodosia was born on July 11, 1901. The family lived on Creighton Avenue near Fox for a short time but had moved to Broadway near the railroad by the time their daughter was born. They built a home at 2020 Broadway and the young doctor operated his office out of the home with the able assistance of his young wife. On January 12, 1904 a second son was born, Donald Harry Cook McKeeman, who also later became a medical doctor and practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Fort Wayne. The family attended the Third Presbyterian Church at the corner of Creighton and DeWald Streets along with many of the other families of the McKeeman clan. Ruth Beatrice was born on April 18, 1907 and the family had been completed. Dr. McKeeman was a member of the Scottish Rite, a 32nd degree Mason, and a Republican. He belonged to the American Medical Association, the Indiana State Medical Society, the Fort Wayne Academy of Medicine and he was the vice-president of the Fort Wayne Medical Society. The children attended Minor School and the Fort Wayne High School. The family spent the summers at Clear Lake. In 1921 the family built a new house at 721 Packard Avenue. At that time the doctor moved his office into the Wayne Pharacal Building at the corner of Berry and Ewing. The first child to marry was Lillian Theodosia, "Doad."  She married James Boyd Hunter on November 1, 1925 at the Third Presbyterian Church by Rev. H.B. Hostetter. Their first three children were born at Lutheran Hospital: Donald James Hunter was born December 19, 1926; Maurice Edward Hunter was born October 25, 1930; and Joseph Richard Hunter was born November 26, 1931.  This youngest son died February 21, 1936 of scarlet fever and the other two brothers barely survived. The fourth child, Jane Anne Hunter, was born June 8, 1943. In 1927 Robert and Susie took a trip to California. They left Doad and Jim in charge of the household. While they were away, much to the dismay of the older sister, Ruth Beatrice eloped and married Paul O'Neill Cottrell at the parsonage of the Third Presbyterian Church by Dr. James L. Chestnut. Jim, being a practical jokester, locked the couple in the bedroom all night long. The parents must have been surprised at all of the commotion upon returning from their trip. Ruth and Paul had one son, Robert Franklin Cottrell who attended Indiana University Medical School and became an anesthesiologist in Fort Wayne. Paul worked for the A&P Groceries in Toledo, Ohio and returned to Indiana to own a grocery store at Lake George. When the family returned to Fort Wayne he was a business real estate broker. When the sons (Stan and Don) grew up they were sent off to medical school at Indiana University in Indianapolis. On November 20, 1927 Leland Stanford married Mary Grace Keenan at the Cathedral in Fort Wayne with Father Conroy officiating. This physician practiced medicine in Fort Wayne and had three children: Grace Joan was born on November 20, 1927; Mary Ellen was born on September 18, 1935; and Leland Stanford, Jr. was born. Donald met a student nurse name Eula Ruddell from Sullivan, Indiana. They were married on June 11, 1929 in Sullivan, Indiana by Rev. Courts the pastor of the Christian Church. They came back to Fort Wayne where he practiced medicine. Their first daughter, Marilyn was born in 1932. A second daughter, Ann, was born November 20, 1935 and only lived for two days. Their third daughter, Charlotte Sue, was born on October 22, 1938 at Lutheran Hospital. After a complicated delivery she was found to have heart defects and mental retardation. The couple devoted their lives to raising Susie and she preceded them in death. Robert saw two grandchildren die in 1935 and 1936. He conducted the practice of medicine until a few days before his death from influenza on March 4, 1937 at age 63 years and 5 days. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence by Rev. William N. Vincent of the Third Presbyterian Church with only the family and members of the Fort Wayne Medical Society attending. Burial was at Lindenwood Cemetery with pallbearers: Dr. Herbert N. Senseny, Dr. Lynn W. Elston, Dr. E.M. VanBuskirk, Dr. Philip S. Titus, Dr. Edward H. Schlegel and Dr. M.B. Catlett. Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman was an honored and respected member of the Fort Wayne Medical Society, a man noted for his honesty, integrity and fair dealings with his patients, his colleagues and people at large, and, Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman typified the ideal family physician who has played such a great role in the development of our American domestic and social life, and, Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman in his devotion to his patents spared no effort or sacrifice on his part, and, Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman always displayed the keenest interest in the progress of medicine, and, Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman was an outstanding member and vice-president of the Fort Wayne Medical Society, Be It Resolved, That the Fort Wayne Medical Society record its most profound sorrow at the irreparable loss it has sustained, that it express its deepest sympathy to the bereaved family, that these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of the society, and that a copy thereof be forwarded to the bereaved widow. Robert's brothers William, David and Alex, and his sister, Nancy, survived him. Susie May survived until May 7, 1962 when she died with a heart attack and was buried alongside her husband at Lindenwood Cemetery.

THE 1979 HISTORY OF ADAMS COUNTY, INDIANA. Robert B. McKeeman, M.D., was born at Hoagland, Ind. the son of David C. and Margaret (McConahey) McKeeman. He attended the local schools in and around Hoagland until 1891. At that time he attended Taylor University located at Upland, Ind. In 1892, he attended Marion College at Marion. From 1893 until 1895, he taught school in Hoagland and in 1895, he entered the Fort Wayne Medical College, graduating in 1897. After completing medical school, he moved to Monroe, to begin the practice of medicine. At Monroe he met Miss Susie May Hocker, and in 1897 they were married. The parents of Susie Hocker were Joseph and Justine Hocker. Joseph Hocker was the druggist in Monroe. In 1900, Dr. McKeeman left Monroe and moved to Fort Wayne. Dr. and Mrs. McKeeman were the parents of four children: L. Stanford, Theodosia, Donald and Ruth. His two sons followed in the medical profession, both graduating from the Indiana University Medical School, one in 1924 and one in 1929. Dr. Robert McKeeman was a member of the Allen Co. Medical Society, the Tri-State Society of Medicine, the Indiana State Medical Society, and The American Medical Society. He was a lifetime member of the Presbyterian church. In politics, he was a Republican. He was a Blue Lodge Mason, 32nd degree Scottish Rite, and a member of the Shrine organization. Dr. McKeeman died in 1937, and was buried in Lindenwood cemetery at Fort Wayne. His wife, Susan, died in 1962, and is also buried at Lindenwood cemetery.

HISTORY OF THE MAUMEE RIVER BASIN. Among the native sons of Allen county who have here attained gratifying recognition and success in the medical profession is the subject of this review, who is one of the representative physicians and surgeons of the younger generation in the city of Fort Wayne, where he has his office at 1608 Calhoun street, and his residence at 2020 Broadway. Dr. McKeeman was born in the village of Hoagland, Madison township, this county, on the 27th of February, 1874, and is a son of David C. and Margaret A. (McConnaha) McKeeman, both of whom were born in Ireland, whence they came to America with their respective parents when children.  The father followed the vocation of farmer until the time of his death, in 1876. His widow survived him by many years, her death occurring in 1894. They became the parents of twelve children, of whom eight are living. Dr. McKeeman secured his preliminary educational discipline in the public schools of Madison township, after which he availed himself of the advantages afforded in Taylor University, in Fort Wayne, and the Indiana State Normal School at Marion, after leaving which latter institution he devoted his attention to teaching in the schools of his native county for a period of two years, meeting with marked success in his pedagogic labors but utilizing this profession simply as a means to an end, as he had decided to adopt the calling to which he is now devoted. In 1894 he was matriculated in the Fort Wayne College of Medicine, in which well equipped institution he completed the prescribed courses in medicine and surgery, being graduated as a member of the class of 1897 and receiving his degree of Doctor of Medicine.  In view of his standing in his profession it is pleasing to revert to the fact that he is not only a native of Allen county but also, that he received his technical training in a local institution. Immediately after his graduation the Doctor opened an office in Monroe, Adams county, and while he was necessarily called upon to serve the customary novitiate in his profession it was not unduly prolonged, and his success and prestige have been cumulative in character, so that he stands well to the front among the able, popular and successful young physicians of his native county, giving his attention to general practice. He remained in practice in Monroe until 1900, when he located in Fort Wayne, where he has since followed the work of his profession.  he is a close and appreciative student, being duly conservative in his attitude but ever standing ready to avail himself of those agencies and advanced methods which meet the approval of his judgment. He is an affiliate of the American Medical Association, the Indiana State Medical Society, the Fort Wayne Medical Society and the Fort Wayne Academy of Medicine, and he finds time and opportunity to avail himself of the advantages of each. Though never active in the realm of practical politics, the Doctor is a stalwart supporter of the cause of the Republican party and he is essentially progressive and public-spirited as a citizen. On the 5th of October, 1897, Dr. McKeeman was united in marriage to Miss Susie May Hocker, of Monroeville, and they have three children, Leland Stanford, Lillian Theodosia and Donald Harry Cook.

MARYELLEN HOWER'S BOOK: Robert Benjamin born 27 Feb 1874 Hoagland, Ind. Married 5 Oct 1897 Susie May Hocker born 13 May 1880 Died 4 Mar 1937 buried Lindenwood Cemetery, Ft. Wayne Ind Children: Leland Stanford born 28 Nov 1898 Lillian Theodosia born 11 July 1901 Donald H.C. born 12 Jan 1904 Ruth Beatrice born 18 April 1907 The next page is a copy of an Allen County History, on Dr. Robert McKeeman, his education and background.

CITIZENS HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION ALLEN CO IN L.S. MCKEEMAN, PHYSICIAN 302 Wayne Pharmacal Building, Ft. Wayne, Indiana L(eland) S(tanford) McKeeman, b. at Monroe, Adams Co., Ind., Nov. 28, 1898; s. of Dr. Robert Benjamin and Susan Mae (Hocker) McKeeman. Dr. Robert Benjamin McKeeman, b. in Madison Twp., Allen Co., Ind., in 1874. His parnets, David C. and Margaret (McConahey) McKeeman, came, with two children, from County Antrim, Ireland, to America, and settled on a farm near Hoagland, Madison Twp., Allen Co., Ind.  David C. McKeeman was a Republican, and both he and his wife were lifelong members of the Presbyn. Ch. They were the parents of 12 children, of whom 10 were born in America. Dr. Robert Benjamin McKeeman was the youngest child. He graduated from the Ft. Wayne Medical Coll, with an M.D. deg., in 1897, and began the practice of medicine at Monroe, Ind., where he remained 2 years.  He then came to Ft. Wayne, where he conducted a general practice of his profession until his death, which occurred in 1937. He was a staff mem. of the Lutheran Hosp., and the Methodist Episcopal Hosp. He was a Republican, and a mem. of the following: Blue Lodge, F. and A.M., Consistory (32nd deg.), and Shrine; American Med. Assn.; Ind. State Med. Assn.; Ft. Wayne (Allen County) Med. Soc.; and Third Presbyn. Ch., of Ft. Wayne.  On Oct. 5, 1897, he married Susan Mae Hocker, who was b. at Monroe, Ind., in 1881.  Her parents, Joseph and Justine Hocker, are decd. Joseph Hocker was a druggist at Monn 12 Jan 1904 Ruth Beatrice born 18 April 1907 The next page is a copy of an Allen County History, on Dr. Robert McKeeman, his education and background.

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            (age 6)
        Stephan McConaha  M 25   Laborer  OH IRE OH 
1900 FEDERAL CENSUS ADAMS COUNTY, MONROE, INDIANA
        McKeeman, Robert B Head W M Feb 1874 26 M 2 IN IRE IRE Physician Y Y Y
        Susie M Wife W F  May 1880  20 M 2 1 1 IN OH IN Y Y Y
        Leland S.  W M Nov 1898 1 S IN IN IN 
1910 FEDERAL CENSUS
        1910 Federal Census Indiana, Allen County, Wayne Township, p.790
        McKeeman, Robert     36 M Physician IN IRE IRE (age 36)
        Susie M.   29 F           IN OH  IN
        Stanford   11 M           IN IN  IN
        Theodosia   8 F           IN IN  IN
        Donald      6 M           IN IN  IN
        Ruth        2 F           IN IN  IN 
1920 SOUNDEX
        1920 Soundex IN M255                            (age 46)
        McKeeman, Robert B. Vol. 5, E.D. 56, Sheet 17, Line 58
        Color W, Age 45, Birthplace IN
        Allen Fort Wayne Broadway 2020
        McKeeman, Susie W 39 IN
        Stanford          21 IN
        Theodosia         18 IN
        Donald            16 IN
        Ruth              12 IN 
1920 FEDERAL CENSUS
        1920 Federal Census Fort Wayne, Allen County, IN
        2020 Broadway
        MCKEEMAN, Robert B. Head 45 IN IRE IRE Doctor General Medicine   (age 45)
        Susie  Wife 39 IN OH IN
        Stanford Son 21 IN IN IN
        Theodosia Dtr 18 IN IN IN
        Donald    Son 16 IN IN IN
        Ruth      Dtr 12 IN IN IN 

OBITUARY NEWS SENTINEL, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA DR. R.B. MCKEEMAN FUNERAL SATURDAY Medical Society Members to Be Pallbearers in Private Services Final tribute to Dr. R.B. McKeeman, aged 63, well-known physician who died of pneumonia Thursday, will be paid at private funeral services Saturday at 2 p.m. at the family residence, 724 Packard Avenue. The Rev. William N. Vincent, pastor of Third Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial in Lindenwood Cemetery. Only the family and members of the Fort Wayne Medical Society will attend the funeral. Pallbearers will be the following members of the Medical Society: Dr. Herbert M. Senseny, president; Dr. Lynn W. Elston, Dr. E.M. VanBuskirk, Dr. Phillip S. Titus, Dr. Edward H. Schlegel and Dr. M.B. Catlett. The body may be viewed at Klaehn & Sons' Funeral Home until 10 a.m. Saturday at which time it will be removed to the residence. Medical Society Pays Tribute The Fort Wayne Medical Society paid tribute to the memory of Dr. McKeeman at a special meeting Thursday afternoon at the Chamber of Commerce. A committee comprising Dr. B.M. Edlavitch, chairman, Dr. Catlett, Dr. Jay F. Havice and Dr. Schlegel drew up the following resolution: Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman was an honored and respected member of the Fort Wayne Medical Society, a man noted for his honesty, integrity and fair dealings with his patients, his colleagues and people at large, and, Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman typified the ideal family physician who has played such a great role in the development of our American domestic and social life, and, Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman in his devotion to his patients spared no effort or sacrifice on his part, and, Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman always displayed the keenest interest in the progress of medicine, and, Whereas, Dr. R.B. McKeeman was an outstanding member and vice-president of the Fort Wayne Medical Society, Be It Resolved, That the Fort Wayne Medical Society record its most profound sorrow at the irreparable loss it has sustained, that it express its deepest sympathy to the bereaved family, that these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of the society, and that a copy thereof be forwarded to the bereaved widow."

JOURNAL GAZETTE, FORT WAYNE, INDIANA PHYSICIAN VICTIM OF PNEUMONIA DR. R.B. MCKEEMAN, AGED 63, DIES AT HOME AFTER SHORT ILLNESS. DEATH BRINGS END TO ACTIVE CAREER Began Practice Here in 1900; Medical Society Calls Special Meeting. Dr. R.B. McKeeman, aged 63, vice-president of the Fort Wayne Medical Society and prominent in medical circles here for 35 years, died of pneumonia at 11:15

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McKeeman, Ruth Beatrice

      18 Apr 1907 Born to Robert Benjamin and Susie May (Hocker) McKeeman at Fort Wayne, Indiana
      13 Oct 1907 Baptized at Third Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne, IN
      1910 Census, Allen County, Wayne Township, IN, age 2 with parents and Stan, Theodosia and Donald
      1920 Census, Allen County, Wayne Township, IN, age 12 Met Paul Cottrell when Jim Hunter dropped her off in "barefeet"
      at gas station where Paul worked and then Jim drove away
      24 Feb 1927 Married Paul O. Cottrell at parsonage of Third Presbyterian Church by Dr. Jas. L. Chestnut Parents came home from trip to California and learned she had married. Father was surprised when someone sent him a telegram in California. Mother suspected.
      Robert Franklin born, Fort Wayne, IN        
      Paul working his way up in the A&P grocery store chain
      Paul manager of store at 3505 Broadway
      Paul district manager of stores in Ohio and Indiana
      Living in Adrian, Michigan
      Living in Jackson, Michigan
      4 Mar 1937 Father died
      1937 Opened A&P first SuperMarket, 13 of them in Fort Wayne & Toledo area
      1938 Living at 116 Congress Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN Dog Dopey
      1947 Living at 4730 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne, IN
      1 Mar 1947 Paul Resigned A&P
      1947 Move to Lake George where both operated General Store and boat & bicycle rental with cottages
      Illsley
      Bob married Mary Ann Clifford
      Bob in Air Force, 2 years Mobile, Alabama
      Susan Mary, first grandchild born, Fort Wayne, IN
      John born, 2nd grandchild born Mobile, Alabama
      Judith, 3rd grandchild born Mobile, Alabama
      1962 Mother died, living at 1115 E. Rudisill Blvd.
      Thomas, 4th grandchild, born, Fort Wayne, IN
      Barbara, 5th grandchild, born, Fort Wayne, IN
      Feb 1970 Moved to 3712 Montagne Drive, Fort Wayne, IN
      17 Feb 1994 Died in Lutheran Homes, Fort Wayne, IN
      19 Feb 1994 Buried in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN. 
Born 18 Apr 1907, Fort Wayne, IN, Family Bible
        Married Paul O'Neil Cottrell 24 Feb 1927 at the parsonage of 3rd Pres
        church by
        Dr. Jas L. Chestnut, Family Bible 

MARYELLEN HOWER'S BOOK: Ruth Beatrice born 18 April 1907 Ft. Wayne, Ind. married 24 Feb 1927 Paul Cottrell children: Robert Franklin born 14 April 1929

1910 FEDERAL CENSUS
        1910 Federal Census Indiana, Allen County, Wayne Township, p.790
        McKeeman, Robert     36 M Physician IN IRE IRE (age 36)
        Susie M.   29 F           IN OH  IN
        Stanford   11 M           IN IN  IN
        Theodosia   8 F           IN IN  IN
        Donald      6 M           IN IN  IN
        Ruth        2 F           IN IN  IN 
1920 SOUNDEX
        1920 Soundex IN M255                            (age 46)
        McKeeman, Robert B. Vol. 5, E.D. 56, Sheet 17, Line 58
        Color W, Age 45, Birthplace IN
        Allen Fort Wayne Broadway 2020
        McKeeman, Susie W 39 IN
        Stanford          21 IN
        Theodosia         18 IN
        Donald            16 IN
        Ruth              12 IN 

1920 SOUNDEX 1920 Soundex 2020 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN with parents & sibs, age 12.

1962 Living at 1115 E. Rudisill when mother died, age 55

FORT WAYNE SENTINEL February 18, 1994 Ruth B. Cottrell, 86, of Fort Wayne died yesterday in Lutheran Home. The Fort Wayne native was a member of Third Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband, Paul; a son, Robert F. of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Services are 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road, where calling is 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery. Preferred memorials are gifts to Lutheran Homes Inc.

IN MEMORY The Twenty Third Psalm The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. In Memory Of Ruth B. Cottrell Date of Birth April 18, 1907 Date of Death February 17, 1994 Services 1:30 P.M. Saturday, February 19, 1994 Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes Winchester Road Chapel Officiating Clergy Rev. Roger Olson Interment Lindenwood Cemetery Ruth B. Cottrell Services for Ruth Cottrell, 86, of Fort Wayne, will be held at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes Winchester Road Chapel, on Saturday, February 19, 1994, at 1:30 P.M. She died at Lutheran Homes on Thursday, February 17, 1994. Mrs. Cottrell was born at Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Dr. R.B. and Susan Hocker McKeeman on April 18, 1907. She was a member of Third Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne. Surviving are her husband, Paul Cottrell, of Fort Wayne; one son, Dr. Robert F. Cottrell, of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Rev. Roger Olson will officiate at the services. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Social Security Index: COTTRELL, RUTH 316-50-1269 (IN) b. 18 Apr 1907 d. 17 Feb 1994 lr. 46816 (Hoagland, Allen, IN)

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McKeeman, William

 
        27 Mar 1863 Born to David & Margaret (McConahey) McKeeman Allen County, IN
        23 Mar 1876 Brother John drowned, age 13
        24 May 1876 Father died, age 13
        23 May 1889 Married Minnie Jane Emerick, Indiana, age 26
        1890 Madison Township, Allen County, IN, farming, age 27
        1 Aug 1891 Alberta Volette born, age 28
        28 Mar 1893 Ida Lavern born, age 30
        15 Jan 1894 Ida Lavern died, age 31
        Construction business
        5 Sep 1896 Everett Paul born, age 33
        1899 Work for Pennsylvania Railroad, age 36
        1900 Census, Fort Wayne, IN with wife and 2 children, age 37
        411 Harrison, Fort Wayne, IN
        1902 Moved to 2903 Harrison, Fort Wayne, IN
        2 Dec 1906 Margaret Lucille born, age 43
        1910 Census, Fort Wayne, IN with wife and 3 children, age 47
        11 Mar 1914 Alberta married Robert Leroy Larimore
        1 May 1915 Alberta's daughter Ruth Anna born, age 62
        18 Jun 1918 Everett Paul married Helen Norton, age 65
        1920 Census, 115 Killea, Fort Wayne with wife & 1 child, age 67
        14 Dec 1920 Alberta's daughter Mary Ellen born, age 67
        6 Jun 1936 Margaret married Omar Gocke, age 73
        24 Mar 1937 Margaret's daughter, Alice born, age 74
        23 May 1939 Celebrated 50th Wedding Anniversary, age 76
        30 Jul 1941 Died Fort Wayne, Indiana, age 78 
CHILDREN OF WILLIAM M. MCKEEMAN & MINNIE JANE EMERICK:
        1. ALBERTA VOLETTE MCKEEMAN b. 1 Aug 1891 d. 11 Feb 1979 m. Robert Larimore
        2. IDA LAVERN MCKEEMAN b. 28 Mar 1893 d. 15 Jan 1894
        3. EVERETT PAUL MCKEEMAN b. 5 Sep 1896 d. 2 Mar 1946 m. Helen Norton
        4. MARGARET LUCILLE MCKEEMAN b. 19 Sep 1905 d. May 1948 m. Omar Gocke
 Descendants of William M. MCKEEMAN
        Generation No. 1
        1.  WILLIAM M.4 MCKEEMAN  (DAVID CHARLES *3, WILLIAM *2, ARCHIBALD? *1) was
        born 27 March 1863 in Hoagland, Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana,
        and died 30 July 1941 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Wayne Township, Indiana.
        He married MINNIE JANE EMERICK 23 May 1889 in Indiana, daughter of HENRY
        EMERICK and MARGARET KERR.
        
        Children of WILLIAM MCKEEMAN and MINNIE EMERICK 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. 
ESTATE OF DAVID MCKEEMAN DIED 1876
        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   (age 6)
        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   (age 15)
        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 
1900 FEDERAL SOUNDEX
        1900 Federal Soundex Indiana
        McKeeman, William     (age 37)
        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 
1900 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, WAYNE TOWNSHIP, 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 
 1910 FEDERAL CENSUS FORT WAYNE, ALLEN COUNTY, IN
        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 
1910 FORT WAYNE CITY DIRECTORY
        McKeeman, Alberta opr C C Tel Co b 2903 Harrison
        McKeeman, Alexander agt 2913 Hanna
        McKeeman, David C. foreman Penn Co h 2811 Barr
        McKeeman, Robert B phys 1608 Calhoun h 2022 Broadway
        McKeeman, Wm car bldr Penn Co 2903 Harrison 

1911 FORT WAYNE CITY DIRECTORY McKeeman Alberta clk rurode's b 2903 Harrison McKeeman Alexander agt 2913 Hanna McKeeman David C foreman Penn Co h 2811 Barr McKeeman Robert B phys 133 E Berry h 2020 Broadway McKeeman Wm carp Penn Co 2903 Harrison

 1910 FEDERAL CENSUS
        1910 Census Allen County, Fort Wayne, Indiana
        McKeeman, William Head M W 47 M 20 - - IN IR IR English carpenter RR (47)
        Minnie J. wife F W 40 M 20 3 3 IN PA OH English
        Alberta V. daughter F W 18 IN IN IN English Operator Telephone
        Everett M. son 13 IN IN IN English
        Margaret L. daughter F W 4 IN IN IN 
1920 FEDERAL CENSUS
        1920 Federal Census Fort Wayne, Wayne Twp., Allen Co., IN
        115 Killea
        MCKEEMAN, Wm     Head 56 IN IRE IRE Car builder   (age 56)
        Minnie Jane Wife 50 IN PA OH
        Margaret Lucile Dtr 14 IN IN IN 

NEWSPAPER (age 76) 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.

FUNERAL HOME (age 78) Klaehn Funeral Home Records McKeeman, William m Minnie Jane b 27 Mar 1863, Allen County, d 30 Jul 1941,

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: 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.

CITY DIRECTORY 1890 Madison Township, Allen County, IN McKeeman, William

CITY DIRECTORY 1902 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, William car bldr Penn Co h 2903 Harrison

1903 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, William car bldr Penn Co h 2903 Harrison

1904 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, William car bldr Penn Co h 2903 Harrison

1905 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, William car bldr Penn Co h 2903 Harrison

1906 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Wm. carp Penn Co. h 2903 Harrison

1907 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Wm. carp Penn Co. h 2903 Harrison

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

1928 Living in Fort Wayne when sister Ellen died.

OBITUARY (age 78) 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.

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McMahan, Dr. Deborah

2017 Citizen of the Year Dr. Deborah McMahan , Fort Wayne-Allen County health commissioner, published December 31, 2017 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

Meek, Julia

Hosted Northeast Indiana Public Radio's Folk Tales and Meet the Music for years, and participates in live events such as the Allen County Public Library's Cherry Blossom Festival. See photos and discussion February 13, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.

Mendenhall, Murray Joseph - Sr., Jr. and III

Murray Joseph Mendenhall, Jr., 88, died Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, born October 22, 1925 in Fort Wayne, a son of Murray and Alice Mendenhall. He graduated from Central High School in 1944, was a member of the 1943 State Basketball Championship team, and a member of Branch McCracken's Indiana Universtiy basketball team. He taught mathematics and coached basketball at Beech Grove and Greensburg, Ind., and at Central, Snider, and South Side in Fort Wayne. Wife was Miriam of 63 years; son, Murray III (Cindy) of Fort Wayne; daughter, Susan (Ken) Nickels of Iowa City, Iowa; son, Tom (Beth) of Indianapolis; and a brother, Keith (Mary Lou) of Harlan; sister, Barbara (John) Campbell. See his February 9, 2014 Legacy obituary or D.O. McComb and Sons obituary.

Mercer, David

 13 Dec 1878 Born in Allen County, Madison Twp., IN to Robert & Nancy
        (McKeeman) Mercer
        Graduated high school
        Attended Fort Wayne Medical School
        1901 Graduated medical school
        1901 Practiced one year in Helmer
        14 Nov 1901 Married Nettie Fry, daughter of Jacob
        1902 Established practice in Poe, IN
        1903 Charles Robert born
        1907 City Directory Marion RR4
        1908 David John born
        1915 Harriet Elizabeth born
        1918 Caught influenza from a patient and died 
1880 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, MARION TWP, INDIANA
        14 14
        Mercer, Robbert W M 25 Farming Ind Pa Ind
        Nancy W F 20 Wife Keeping house Ind Ireland Ireland
        John A. W M 1 son Ind Ind Ind 

Medical doctor in Poe, Indiana.  He caught the flu from a patient and died during the 1918 epidemic. THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF FORT WAYNE AND ALLEN COUNTY INDIANA by B.J. Griswold. Page 393, Dr. D.J. Mercer came to Poe in 1902 and here established himself in the practice of his profession. He has built up an extensive following in the community and stands well among his fellows throughout the county. He is an Allen county product, born in Madison township on December 13, 1878, son of Robert and Nancy (McKeeman) Mercer, themselves natives of Allen county and among the representative people of their community.  Doctor Mercer was one of five children--three sons and two daughters, one of the daughters being deceased. he was educated in the schools of Madison township, and following his high school training entered Fort Wayne Medical School, from which he was graduated with the class of 1901. The young M.D. practiced his profession at Helmer one year and then came to Poe, where he has since been established. he is progressive in his work and has made a practice of attending Chicago clinics whenever possible, so that he has kept well abreast of the times in a professional way. Doctor Mercer was married on November 14, 1901, to Miss Nettie B. Fry, daughter of Jacob Fry, of Fort Wayne, Allen county, and they have three children--Charles Robert, David John and Harriet Elizabeth. The doctor is a Scottish Rite Mason and is affiliated with various Fort Wayne bodies of the order.

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 
1910 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY IN MARION TWP. 3B
        Mercer, John Head M W 31 IN OH IN Physician
        Nettie Wife 32 IN PA IN
        Robert Son 7 IN IN IN
        David Son 2 IN IN IN 

ALLEN COUNTY IN OBITUARY INDEX MERCER, David J. News Sentinel 21 Nov 1918 14:5

POE CEMETERY, ALLEN COUNTY, IN Mercer, David J. Allen County, IN Estates Mercer, David J. Mercer, Nettie Bk. 12 Pg. 318 #2501

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Mercer, Robert

M626

        31 May 1854 Born in Hancock County, OH to Jacob & Harriet (Whitcomb) Mercer
        1858 Moved to Marion Twp. Allen Co, IN at age 4
        1860 Census? with parents
        1870 Census? with parents
        Attended the Select School at Middletown
        1876 Feb 28 Married Nancy McKeeman
        Bought 80 acres
        1878 Dec 13 David John born
        1880 Census Allen County, Marion Twp
        1881 Robert F. born
        1885 Marguerite May born
        1890 Verba E. born
        1899 Guardian for Catherine, sister Phoebe Van Horn's child
        1900 Lesley Bud born
        1900 Census Allen County, Madison Twp, IN
        1901 David graduated Fort Wayne Medical School
        1902 David began practice in Poe
        1902 Fort Wayne City Directory Robert Mercer, Madison, Monroeville
        1903 Fort Wayne City Directory Robert Mercer, Marion, Monroeville
        1906 Fort Wayne City Directory Robert Mercer, Marion RR10
        1907 Fort Wayne City Directory Robert Mercer, Marion RR10
        1910 Census?
        1918 David died, catching influenza from a patient
        1920 Census Fort Wayne, IN
        1920 David's widow, Nettie, living with family with 3 children
        Living on Rte 10
        1927 Died & funeral held at Downing Ave. residence of daughter, Verba
        Sherer
        Burial in Poe 
Descendants of Robert MERCER
        Generation No. 1
        1. ROBERT3 MERCER  (JACOB2, MICHAEL1) was born 31 May 1854 in Ohio, and
        died 10 November 1927 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.  He married
        NANCY MCKEEMAN 28 February 1876 in Allen County, Indiana, daughter of DAVID
        MCKEEMAN and MARGARET MCCONAHEY.
        Children of ROBERT MERCER and NANCY MCKEEMAN are:
        i. DAVID JOHN4 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. 

Small boy Hancock County, Ohio 1858 Allen County, Marion Township, Indiana Select School Middletown singing group Farmer Democrat 2 National Conventions Methodist Episcopal Church Scottish Rite Mason Poe and Fort Wayne

1860 FEDERAL CENSUS

1870 FEDERAL CENSUS

1870 FEDERAL CENSUS INDEX ALLEN COUNTY, INDIANA MADISON TWP

1880 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, MARION TWP, INDIANA
        14 14
        Mercer, Robbert W M 25 Farming Ind Pa Ind
        Nancy W F 20 Wife Keeping house Ind Ireland Ireland
        John A. W M 1 son Ind Ind Ind 

General Index of Guardianships of Allen County, IN Van Horn, Phoebe Catherine (sister's child) Guardian Robert Mercer date of appt 11 Sep 1899 page 311, file box 1175

THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF FORT WAYNE AND ALLEN COUNTY INDIANA by B.J. Griswold. Page 393, 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.

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 

1910 FEDERAL CENSUS

1920 FEDERAL CENSUS  ALLEN COUNTY, IN P. 287
        MERCER, Robert Head 66    OH OH OH
        Nancy Wife  59    NY IRE IRE
        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 

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Nov 11, 1927 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.

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Merillat, August

 1836 June Born in Switzerland
        1847 Immigrated to America
        1850 Census? Check Allen Co IN P 178
        Civil War Company B 12th Indiana Infantry
        1860 Census Allen Co IN Jefferson Twp Page 630
        1870 Census Jefferson Twp, Allen County, IN
        1880 Census Jefferson Twp, Allen County, IN
        1882 Sep 2 Guardian for Mary I. Merrilat, daughter of Mary Esther Merrilat
        1882 Married Margaret McKeeman, Allen County, IN
        1883 Dec Margaret E born
        1885 Dec David J. born
        1887 July Mary Jane born
        1890 Dec Vurva A. born
        1898 June Pearl May born
        1900 Census Allen Co IN Jefferson Twp
        1908 Dec 20 Died in Allen County, IN 
Descendants of August MERILLAT
        Generation No. 1
        1. AUGUST2 MERILLAT  (MERILLAT1) was born 1836 in Switzerland, and died 20
        December 1908 in Madison Township, Allen County, Indiana.  He married (1)
        UNKNOWN Abt. 1875.  He married (2) MARGARET (MARGUERITE) MCKEEMAN 11 May
        1882 in Allen County, Indiana, daughter of DAVID MCKEEMAN and MARGARET
        MCCONAHEY.
        Child of AUGUST MERILLAT and UNKNOWN is:
        i.  GEORGE H.3 MERILLAT, b. October 1876.
        Children of AUGUST MERILLAT and MARGARET MCKEEMAN are:
        ii. MARGARET E.3 MERRILLAT, b. December 1883.
        iii. DAVID J. MERRILLAT, b. December 1885; d. 1963; m. ERMA J. SMITH.
        iv. MARY JANE MERRILLAT, b. July 1887.
        v.  VINVA A. MERRILLAT, b. December 1890.
        vi. PEARL MAY MERRILLAT, b. June 1898. 

General Index of Guardianships Allen County 1829-1905 Mary I. Merrilat heirs of Mary Esther Merrilat Guardian Auguste Merillat date of appt. 2 Sep 1882 book 3, page 288, file box 293

Application for Naturalization, Allen County, Book NO. 2 Merrilat, Henry S. 121

Odd Fellows Cemetery at New Haven, Indiana Merillat, Auguste Co. B 12 Ind Inf 1836-1908

ALLEN COUNTY, JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP Jefferson Township -- another part of "The Four President's Corner" -- is located at Township 30 N. Range 14 E.  A copy of the 1890 Census may be found in the September 1988 issue of ALLEN COUNTY LINES. A map and index to same and some of the earliest settlers may be found in the December 1988 issue of LINES.

1850 FEDERAL CENSUS INDEX ALLEN COUNTY, IN JEFFERSON TWP
        MERILLAT, Alphonso 178
        MERILLAT, Daniel 178
        MERILLAT, John  178 

1850 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, INDIANA JEFFERSON TWP

1860 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, INDIANA JEFFERSON TWP MERILLAT, Augustus 630

1870 FEDERAL CENSUS INDEX ALLEN COUNTY, INDIANA JEFFERSON TWP Merilet, August 466

1880 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, JEFFERSON TWP, INDIANA
        50 51
        Merrilet, Auguste w m 48 Farmer Switzerland Switzerland Switzerland
        Mary E W F 32 Wife Keeping House OH Scotland OH
        Ellen E. W F 12 Daughter At school IND Switz Ohio
        John A w M 10 Son At school IN Switz Ohio
        Louis F W M 8 Son IN Switz Ohio
        Emily M. W F 5 Daughter In Switz Ohio
        George H w M 3 Son In Switz Ohio 

Allen County, IN Estates Merrilat, Auguste Merrilat, John Bk. 8 Pg. 412 #1132 Merillat, Joseph P. Griffin, William M. Bk. 9 Pg. 1 #2005

1900 FEDERAL CENSUS ALLEN COUNTY, JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, IN
        V 1  ED 7  SH 5  LN 66
        MERILLAT AUGUSTE Head W M June 1836 63 M 18 8 5 SWI SWI SWI 1847 52
        Farmer Y Y Y OM
        Maggie Wife W F Feb 1855 45 M 18 8 5 NY IRE IRE Y Y Y
        Margaret E Daughter W F Dec 1883 16 S IN SWI NY Y Y Y
        George H. Son W M Oct 1876 23 S IN SWI NY Farm Laborer Y Y Y
        David J. Son W M Dec 1885 15 S IN SWI NY At School Y Y Y
        Mary J. Daughter W F July 1887 12 S IN SWI NY At School Y Y Y
        Vurva A. Daughter W F June 1898 1 S IN SWI NY 

Index to Obituaries in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Marrillat, August Dec. 20, 1908  10:4

Submitted before 2009 by Jane Hunter Hodgson, Tucson, Arizona: janehunterhodgson@comcast.net
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/o/d/Jane-Hodgson/index.html, see also the Hunter Hodgson Webpage 2004 archive

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Merillat, Emily

 1874 Feb Born in Indiana
        1880 Census? with parents
        Married Alexander McKeeman Allen County, IN
        1894 Nov 23 Hazel Pearl born Allen Co IN
        1896 Sep Gladys I. born Allen Co IN
        1900 Census Adams Co IN
        1902 July 12 Alvin Cornelius born Fort Wayne, Allen Co IN
        1910 Census Allen Co IN
        1914 Marjorie Marie born
        1920 Census Allen Co IN Fort Wayne
        1972 Sep 21 Died in Fort Wayne, Allen Co IN 
Descendants of Emily Margaret MERILLAT
        Generation No. 1
        1. EMILY MARGARET2 MERILLAT  (MERRILLAT1) was born February 1874 in
        Indiana, and died 21 September 1972 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.
        She married ALEXANDER MCKEEMAN in Indiana, 
        son of DAVID MCKEEMAN and MARGARET MCCONAHEY.
        Children of EMILY MERILLAT and ALEXANDER MCKEEMAN are:
        i. HAZEL PEARL3 MCKEEMAN, b. 23 November 1894, Hoagland, Allen County, Madison 
        Township, Indiana; d. 08 December 1909, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.
        ii. GLADYS I. MCKEEMAN, b. September 1896; m. WILLIAM PARKER.
        iii. ALVIN CORNELIUS MCKEEMAN, b. 12 July 1902, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana; 
        d. July 1984, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.
        iv. MARJORIE MARIE MCKEEMAN, b. 1914; d. 01 April 1972, Fort Wayne, Allen County, 
        Wayne Township, Indiana; m. JOHN SIMMERS. 
1900 FEDERAL CENSUS ADAMS COUNTY, MONROE, IN
        V 1 ED 6  SH 11 LN 8
        MCKEEMAN ALEXANDER Head W M Apr 1862 38 M 6 IN IRE IRE Farmer Y Y Y
        Emily M Wife W F Feb 26 M 6 2 2 IN SWI SWI Y Y Y
        Hazle P Daughter W F Nov 1874 5 S IN IN IN
        Glades I Daughter W F Sept 1896 3 S IN IN IN 
1910 FEDERAL CENSUS FORT WAYNE, ALLEN COUNTY, IN
        McKeeman, Alexander Head M W 45 M1 16 IN IRE IRE Eng Agent Rail
        Emily M. Wife F W 36 M1 16 3 2 IN Ger US Eng
        Gladys I Daughter F W 13 S IN IN IN Eng
        Alvin Son M W 7 S IN IN IN 
1920 FEDERAL CENSUS
        1920 Federal Census Fort Wayne, Wayne Twp., Allen County, IN
        MCKEEMAN, Alexander Head 52 IN IN IN Grocer Own store  (age 52)
        Emily     Wife 45 IN IN IN
        Alvin     Son  17 IN IN IN
        Marjorie  Dtr   6 IN IN IN 

Third Presbyterian Church Records, Fort Wayne, IN 5 May 1895 Received 27 Feb 1972 Deceased Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, 22 Sep 1972 Mrs. Emily McKeeman Mrs. Emily McKeeman, 98, formerly of 4410 South Park Ave., died at 4:35 p.m. yesterday in the Allen County Health Center where she had lived the past two years. She was a chared member of the Third Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a son, Alvin, Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Parker, Prairie Grove, Tex.; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Merrillat, Fort Wayne. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Chalfant-Perry Klaehn Funeral Home, the Rev. Philip N. Nygaard officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, New Haven. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Submitted before 2009 by Jane Hunter Hodgson, Tucson, Arizona: janehunterhodgson@comcast.net
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Merryman, Shane

A Carroll High School graduate, while on the Huntington University basketball team made the ESPN #1 play of the day HU's Merryman: Buzzer beater the "shot of a lifetime" by Glenn Marini November 27, 2013 on WANE-TV NewsChannel 15.

Metcalfe, Edwin C.

96, died October 23, 2014 in Oro Valley, Arizona, former vice president and general manager of WPTA-TV, Channel 21, and an active volunteer in Fort Wayne. Survived by a daughter, Judy Hampton, of Houston; a son, Duane Metcalfe of Dallas; his wife, Betty Murphy Metcalfe; four granddaughters and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife of more than 50 years, Margaret “Tootie,” in 2000. Read more in Retired WPTA boss, Chamber leader, big band singer dies by Frank Gray published November 15, 2014 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

Meyer, John Christoph

Map of his land purchases 1820-1853 on a portion of the Beaubien Indian Resevation was posted January 31, 2017 on the original Great Memories and History of Fort Wayne, Indiana page on Facebook.

Meyer, J. F. W.

Born in Westphalia, Germany arrived at New Orleans October 3, 1847, founded Meyers Drug Stores in 1860s. He was discussed in March 17, 1901 on page 4 of The Journal Gazette newspaper and reprinted on page 86 in the March 2017 Allen County Lines quarterly publication of the Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana Volume 41 Number 3.

Miami Indians

See our Indians of Allen County page.

Miller, Private Nelson

From the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay" "Colonel Paul Tibbets,...the Group Commander...named the B-29 that he flew on 6 August 1945 Enola Gay after his mother. In the early morning hours, just prior to the August 6th mission, Tibbets had a young Army Air Forces maintenance man, Private Nelson Miller, a graphic artist from Fort Wayne, Indiana, paint the name just under the pilot's window." Flickr photo. Originial comment was posted on the History Center on Facebook. Also mentioned in World War II Museum in Auburn published August 22, 2010 on TourFortWayne blog.

Miller, Richard Ewing

Born March 2, 1916, Fort Wayne, Indiana, a 1933 Central High School graduate, a captain in the Army Air Corps and a bombardier. He was killed in Action, January 22, 1943 from wounds received in action over North Africa from Richard Ewing Miller, 0-432352, Captain Bombardier Crew 2posted on DoolittleRaider.com. Originally titled Star honoring local Doolittle Raider rises in mystery about his copper memorial star found in 2008 North Dakota by Frank Gray published March 16, 2008 in The Journal Gazette newspaper. See Doolittle Raid on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Miller, Roger

Longtime umpire leaving his legacy by Jeff Wiehe published January 26, 2015 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

Millett, Mark

A co-founder of Steel Dynamics Inc., is now its president and CEO. ...the youngest of three children in a family living in “very humble” circumstances in Plymouth, England. His father, who was a prisoner of war for 3 1/2 years during World War II, worked on a shoe factory assembly line for 44 years. His mother helped support the family by pumping gas in a petrol station and ringing up groceries in a supermarket. Read the rest of his story Out of the shadows to take reins at SDI by Sherry Slater of The Journal Gazette newspaper published: September 9, 2012.

Milnor, Cliff

Wrote a gossip column in The Journal Gazette newspaper called "Lines and Angles".A book Lines And Angles By Cliff Milnor As Excerpted From The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Paperback – 1982 by Compiled by Dorothy Conner (Author), Cartoons by Jerry Stewart (Illustrator), Chris Schenkel (Foreword) was discussed March 14, 2018 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.

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Minahan, Lillian M.

Made it aboard a (Titanic) lifeboat, but her husband did not. Lillian M. Minahan was one of the lucky ones. When the majestic ship Titanic smashed into an iceberg about 11:40 p.m. on April 14, 1912, Minihan, who always described herself as being born in Fort Wayne, was among the mostly women and children ushered into lifeboats when the ship started sinking." From A Titanic survivor's Fort Wayne roots by Kevin Kilbane published April 11, 2012 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

Miner, Charles Winslow

Born January 26, 1866 to Simon P. and Melissa Miner both originally from Ohio who had moved to Columbia City in the mid 1800s. He died in November 1911. He was an early Fort Wayne photographer with a studio at 121 W. Wayne street. Read his story Charles W. Miner, Fort Wayne Photographer by Tom Castaldi, local historian,posted March 29, 2016 on History Center Notes & Queries blog. See a large photo Interior of Charles Miner's photographic studio in Fort Wayne, Indiana on the Digital Image Collections of the Indiana Historical Society.

Milton, Bobby

1928-2007, the statement Likely the greatest basketball player ever to come out of the city, the six-foot, one-inch Central High School forward joined the Harlem Globetrotters in 1949 as a player and later became its coach and manager. With the Globetrotters for 34 years, he played over 8,000 exhibition games in more than 100 nations, as well as on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. on a Legendary Locals of Fort Wayne, by Randolph L. Harter, Craig S. Leonard discussion August 16, 2015 on You know you've lived in Fort Wayne too long when... closed Facebook group.

Moellering, Alfred W.

Superior Court Judge Alfred - 86, born December 13, 1926, died June 2, 2013, son of the late William and Hilda Moellering, he was raised in Fort Wayne. He graduated from South Side High School in 1945, Indiana School of Business in 1951, and Indiana University School of Law in 1953. He was a World War II Army veteran. A member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. He was appointed U.S. Attorney for Northeast Indiana District by President Kennedy in 1962, serving until 1970. Elected Superior Court Judge in 1971, he retired in 1991. Active in the Allen County Democratic Party, he ran for mayor of Fort Wayne in 1955. He was survived by his wife, Carol; daughter Caroline Moellering of Chicago; son, David (Linda) Moellering of Fort Wayne; grandchildren: Fiona Gallagher, Fintan Gallagher and Sadie Gallagher; and step-granddaughter, Jill Norris; and step-great-granddaughter, Emilia Norris. Information from an email from his daughter Caroline, his June 5, 2013 obituary and newspaper article Moellering was respected mentor, colleague, father by Sarah Janssen published June 5, 2013 in The Journal Gazette newspaper.

Mollberg, Erik

July 14, 2017 the assistant manager for Access Fort Wayne at the Allen County Public Library and the manager of the library's low-power, community radio station, WELT, 95.7-FM, died Friday after being seriously injured about 8:30 a.m. that morning in a traffic accident at Leesburg and Rapp roads near the Allen-Whitley County line. Died after being injured in a traffic accident Friday morning. Copied from Late local public-access TV, radio staff member inspired many by Kevin Kilbane published July 15, 2017 in The News-Sentinel newspaper. See his obituary posted July 19, 2017 on WELT 95.7 FM - Fort Wayne Community Radio on Facebook and obituary at Swem Chapel Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services.

Montgomery, Charles L. Smoky

84, of Fort Wayne, died September 16, 2006. Surviving were his wife, Eva Gae Montgomery; sons, Charles L. Jr. (Linda) of Atlanta, Ga. and Roger (Joanne) of Albion; brother, Joe (Janice) Montgomery of Austin, Texas; granddaughter, Angela Eva-Marie Montgomery Budd (Tim) of Downingtown, Pa.; and great-grandson, Roman Peter Charles Budd. See his September 20, 2016 obituary in Fort Wayne Newspapers , or Find A Grave page and former Wells Street store location posted March 9, 2016 and August 5, 2017 on You are positively from Fort Wayne, if you remember... Closed group on Facebook.

Moritz, Aloyse Weezie C.

91, born December 20, 1923, daughter of Madeline and Ongle Moritz, died March 22, 2015. During WWII decoded Japanese communications in Washington D.C., in Fort Wayne became editor of the society newspaper page, taught history and anthropology, retiring in 1984 at Elmhurst, volunteered for the Red Cross and Mathew 25. She visited all seven continents, including the Soviet Union in 1964 and Antarctica in her 70s. Read more in Moritz, editor, teacher, dies at 91 by Frank Gray published March 24, 2015 in The Journal Gazette newspaper and her D.O. McComb and Sons obituary.

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Moore, John

Worked for the CIA as an analyst from 1963 to 1970. He was awarded the medal for Civilian Service for his time spent in Vietnam, as well as, the CIA Certificate of Exceptional Service. Mr. Moore grew up in southeast Fort Wayne, graduating from South Side High School in 1954, immediately enlisting in the Army, where he served for three years. Copied from JOHN MOORE, LONGTIME SUPPORTER - Community Spotlight by Camille Garrison published April 22, 2016 in theWaynedale News.com.

Moores, Richard Arnold

Nine week story in 1975 about saving the Embassy Theatre in his comic strip "Gasoline Alley". December 12, 1909 – April 22, 1986 was an American cartoonist whose best known work was the comic strip Gasoline Alley, which he worked on for nearly three decades. ... Moores was born in Lincoln, Nebraska on December 12, 1909. After graduating from high school in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he attended Fort Wayne Art School. He also received a year of training at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts before spending five years working for Chester Gould on Dick Tracy. While working for Gould in Chicago, he met and married Gretchen, a musician. ... Moores introduced local events into the comic strip. At the same point that Fort Wayne residents were trying to raise money to save a grand old theatre, the Embassy, from the wrecker's ball, and to restore it, the characters in Gasoline Alley were trying to do the same with their Emboyd Theatre. Even many Fort Wayne residents were unaware that their theatre had been originally called the Emboyd, named after Emma Boyd, daughter of the owner. (For that matter, neither of the Fort Wayne newspapers carried the syndicated Gasoline Alley strip. Read the rest of his biography on Wikipedia and his cartoon biography.

Morris, Bob

A Fort Wayne state representative in 2012 generated worldwide newstory controversy when he was the only Indiana state legislator to not sign a declaration celebrating the 100th birthday of the Girl Scouts of America.

Morris, Mary

A Holly Grove, Arkansas native lived in Fort Wayne for 44 years, died December 18, 2014. She worked to improve local neighborhoods in the Oxford Community Association area on the city's southeast side. Remembered with the  Mary L. Morris Memorial Parkway a portion of Rudisill Boulevard dedicated by Mayor Tom Henry July 25, 2015 discussed in Parkway street designation to honor late, longtime local neighborhood champion by Kevin Kilbane published July 23, 2015 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

Morris, Samuel

The spirit filled life by Morris, Samuel Publication date 1924; Publisher Bible Institute Colportage Association

Prince Kaboo was born in 1873 to a tribal chieftain of the Kru Tribe in Liberia Africa. Imprisoned after a war with another tribe he escaped to Monrovia and where he met Miss Knolls at a church who was a missionary and graduate of Fort Wayne College, now Taylor University formerly of Fort Wayne, now Upland, Indiana. He attended Fort Wayne Bible College after learning English from Miss Knoll. His name was changed by Miss Knoll to honor her benefactor, a banker from Fort Wayne. In December 1891, Morris arrived on the Fort Wayne campus. He died on May 12, 1893 from a severe cold.

  1. Taylor University has several pages on their web site: Samuel Kaboo Morris , Samuel Morris' Impact The continuing story, Samuel Morris StoryThe Search for Samuel Morris, and Buildings and Monuments Samuel Morris residence halls.
  2. SCAA & Taylor University Take Sammy Morris Back Home about taking his statue back to Samuel Morris Educational Resource Center in Farmersville, Sinoe County, Monrovia, Liberia, Africa.
  3. Sammy Morris' Gravesite memorial page at Taylor University has a photo of his original gravesite at Lindenwood Cemetery. Although the original burial location is no longer known, it was moved and he was rememebered with a large memorial stone.
  4. Find A Grave page.
  5. Samuel Morris at The Malachi Project.
  6. Prince Kaboo (Samuel Morris) Makes His Mark in Fort Wayne History posted March 9, 2015 by Visit Fort Wayne blog.
  7. Samuel Morris & the march of faith by Baldwin, Lindley J - Class of 1886 - Taylor University; publication date 1942, a 14 day book loan at Internet Archive.
  8. The Samuel Morris Faith Fund was started by a Sunday School Class in New York. Jorge Masa, a member of Taylor University Class of 1928, directed a movie about Samuel Morris called "Angel in Ebony".
  9. Samuel Morris also know as Prince Kaboo by Brother James of Knoxville, Tennessee
  10. Samuel Kaboo Morris on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
  11. The Story of Samuel Morris -Torchlighters a 32 minute cartoon movie by Ramiro published Dececmber 30, 2017 YouTube
  12. Thoughts on Samuel Morris by metamorpheus posted January 4, 2012 on 35 Years in the Cockpit From the mind and heart of Bob Elrod blog.
  13. Samuel Morris: A Spirit-filled Life, Issue 33 by Stephin Merritt, Thaddeus; Constantine Reade; Golden Rule Publishing Company, 1908 on Google books.

The Story of Samuel Morris: A Spirit-Filled Life by GospelForOrthodox; Published on May 31, 2013 YouTube

Morrow, Denver C.

86, formerly of Ossian, died November 9, 2017 at the home of his daughter, Pam (Mike) Halley in Elkhart. Survived by son, Dennis; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Jeanne Draper; and special friend, Lou Turner. His wife Irma died in 1999 and son, Randy. Denver was one of Joe Taylor's Red Birds, legendary local country group. Burial at Grand Prairie Cemetery, Marion, Ohio. Obituary was published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on November 12, 2017.

Moses, Win

Winfield "Win" C. Moses Jr., born February 20, 1943 and graduated from South Side High School in Fort Wayne in 1960. He then went on to Indiana University, where he graduated in 1964 with BA degrees in Economics and Philosophy and an MBA in 1966. He also received an honorary PhD in Political Science from the Indiana Institute of Technology in 1998. City Councilman from 1972 to 1979, City Council President in 1973 and 1979, was elected Mayor, serving from 1980-1987, was defeated in the 1987 election by Paul Helmke. He then served as the State Representative of Indiana House District 81, a position he held from 1992 to until his 2012 defeat for re-election by Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) on November 6, 2012. Copied from Winfield Moses on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Civil rights leader Vernon Jordan was shot by a sniper at the Marriott Hotel on Coldwater Road in 1980. The city won an "All America City" designation, gained a reputation as the City that Saved Itself for the 1982 efforts of thousands of flood-fighting volunteers, and saw its downtown rejuvenated with numerous construction projects. 1983 International Harvester decided to close its local plant and move the operations with thousands of good paying jobs to Springfield, Ohio. Standing behind the meat counter at Pio Market on East State Boulevard one day in late October 1987, butcher Jack Didier offered an insightful observation on local politics. You can say what you want to about Win Moses, he said as he wiped his hands on his apron, but you can't say he's been dull. Copied from The rise and fall – and rise – of Win Moses by Mike Dooley published in 1980-1989: HOT POLITICS, COLD CRIMES in The News-Sentinel newspaper. Mayor Of Ft. Wayne Resigns In Plea Deal, But Plans Return by Eileen Ogintz published July 09, 1985 in the Chicago Tribune. FORT WAYNE MAYOR IS OUT, THEN IN by E. R. SHIPP published in 1986 in SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES.

Mother George

Civil War Nurse marker photo from The History Center . See also Mother George : Fort Wayne's angel of mercy - Sadler, Hilary A, an Archive.org ebook. She died a month after the war ended in 1865. Her body was brought back to Fort Wayne and buried in Lindenwood Cemetery with full military honors. The Mother Georgemarker on Berry Street is Stop #8 on the ARCH ( Architecture and Community Heritage) Central Downtown Trail. A couple of newspaper articles and photo of her historic marker on in Abraham Lincoln's contemporaries scrapbook by Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection Publication date 1991 on Internet Archive.

Motter, Tom

Motter was one of seven children and the only one who went to college. His parents divorced when he was a boy and his mother worked hard to provide enough for the family. The Motter family was full of athletes. One sister, Betty, was considered the greatest female athlete in school history. An older brother, Parker, was a four-time Fort Wayne city golf champ. Tom was the starting center (averaging about 10 points a game) for Central teams that reached the state finals in 1936 and '37 under coach Murray Mendenhall. Copied from Hoosier pleasure – basketball glory days remembered Motter last surviving player of first IU title team by Pete DiPrimio published January 25, 2013 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

Movies

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Muhler, Joseph Charles

Born December 23, 1923 in Fort Wayne, aged 73, he died December 24, 1996 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was survived by his wife of 47 years, Majetta Stewart Muhler; two sons, Dr. Joseph Jr. and James P., both of Fort Wayne, and five grandchildren. See his Find A Grave page for his obituary and more information. A biochemist, he led the team that came up with the original formula for Crest, a Procter & Gamble best seller, in the 1950's. He started its development in 1945 when the Navy, which had sent him to the Indiana Dental School, stopped supporting him. Muhler with Dr. Harry G. Day, his biochemistry teacher, Dr. Grant Van Huysen of the dental school, and William H. Nebergall, an associate, developed a popular source of stannous (tin) fluoride. Procter & Gamble, underwrote their work in 1949, test-marketed Crest in 1955, and it went on sale nationally the next year as Crest toothpaste. Copied from Joseph Muhler, 73, Dies; Made Crest Formula by Wolfgang Saxonjan published January 5, 1997 in the New York Times newspaper and Fort Wayne native instrumental in pioneering use of fluoride by Rebecca R. Bibbs published July 22, 2017 in The News-Sentinel newspaper. He came to IPFW in 1972 and retired as research professor emeritus and professor emeritus of dental auxiliary education. See Muhler, Joseph C. at the University Archives. See the Joseph Charles Muhler papers, 1919-1997, bulk 1955-1977 A Guide to his Papers at the Indiana University Archives. Joseph Muhler and William Nebergall will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame on May 2, 2019 in Washington from 2 Fluoride Toothpaste Inventors From IU Win Posthumous Fame by the Associated Press posted January 22, 2019 by Indiana Public Media.org. The Crest toothpaste slogan was look mom, no cavities one of the 20th Century’s greatest leaps forward in public health shown in Look Ma! a video by Eric Olson, 21Country Featured Reporter published January 25, 2019 on WPTA21 ABC TV station.

Muhn, John Roland

He was born June 24, 1891, in Auburn and died in September 1985, age 94. He was Santa Claus, and his wife Ann was Mrs. Claus, for over 50 years starting in 1926 for St. Vincent Villa Catholic Orphanage orphans. He owned several contracting businesses employing over 140 employees building 40 homes a year. Read more below:

  1. J. Roland Muhn Collection in the William H. Willennar Genealogy Center at the Eckhart Public Library in Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana.
  2. John Roland Muhn Find A Grave page.
  3. KEVIN LEININGER: Longtime Fort Wayne Santa has been inducted into the Hall of Fame — and his name may surprise you published December 6, 2018 in The News-Sentinel newspaper.

Muller, Gertrude

Born June 9, 1887 in Leo, third child of Victor and Catherine (Baker) Muller, Allen County pioneer residents. Her father, a son of one of Leo’s founders, died when Muller and her brother and sisters were children, so the family moved to Fort Wayne. Her mother’s parents were Henry J. and Mary Baker. Henry was superintendent of the Old Canal, and Baker Street is named in his honor. He was one of the founders of St. Joseph Hospital and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Muller’s brother, Harry, became a judge. Gertrude Muller died October 31, 1954. Gertrude developed a folding childs toilet seat and started "The Toidey Company" on Taylor Street. Read her story In celebration of Women's History Month: Gertrude Muller by Nancy McCammon-Hansen published March 4, 2014 in History Center Notes & Queries blog.

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