Today I finished sourcing the census data for the Hiram B. Harter family in the 1870, 1900 & 1910 census of Jay Co., IN. Hiram married my paternal 2nd-great grandaunt, Elizabeth Wehrly.
Hiram's occupation was a farmer, a spoke cutter and a railroad watchman in the census records. His wife, Elizabeth, died in 1890, so he was living with his son-in-law, Joseph Brandon in the 1900 & 1910 census. Interestingly, Joseph was a contemporary of Hiram's.
Hiram B. HARTER b. March 1838 Butler Co., OH., d. April 10, 1912 Portland, Jay Co., IN., m. May 29, 1890 Jay Co., IN to Elizabeth WEHRLY, daughter of John S. & Barbara (PETRY) WEHRLY. Elizabeth b. June 27, 1841 Preble Co., OH., d. November 12, 1890 Jay Co., IN.
Children of Hiram B. and Elizabeth (WEHRLY) HARTER :
i. Francis M. Harter b. ca. 1861 Indiana, d. after 1870 census
ii. Sarah J. Harter b. November 1862 Indiana, d. between 1900-1910, m. Joseph Z. Brandon
iii. William B. Harter b. ca. 1865 Indiana, d. after 1870 census
iv. John O.P. Harter b. ca. 1867 Indiana, d. after 1870 census
v. Isabel Harter b. ca. 1869 Indiana, d. after 1870 census
vi. Bertha A. Harter b. April 2, 1874 Jay Co., IN., d. June 4, 1920 Allen Co., IN., m. Arthur H. Jones