Sunday, January 27, 2008

Charles Petry family - Jay Co., IN

The Charles PETRY household appears in the 1860 and 1870 census of Jay Co., IN. Charles was my 2nd cousin 4 times removed, the son of Jacob and Magdalena (MILLER) PETRY. His wife, Susannah WEHRLY was my 2nd-great grandaunt, the daughter of Johannes and Barbara (PETRY) WEHRLY.

In the 1860 census, Charles was a 38 year old farmer in Wayne Twp., with real estate valued at $350, born in Pennsylvania. Wife Susannah was aged 35 years old, born in Ohio. Their children were : Levi, age 15, born in Ohio; Mary E., age 11, born in Indiana; Sarah O., age 8, born in Indiana; and John, aged 1 month, born in Indiana.

In the 1870 census, Charles was a 48 year old farmer in Nobel Twp., with a personal estate valued at $500, born in Pennsylvania. Wife Susannah was aged 45 years old, born in Ohio, and could not write. Their children were : Mary E., aged 21, born Indiana; Sarah C., age 13, born Indiana; John, aged 10, born Indiana; and Barbara, aged 11, born Indiana.

Charles PETRY b. January 27, 1822 York Co., PA., d. March 28, 1893 Jay Co., IN., m. February 12, 1844 to Susannah WEHRLY, daughter of Johnanes and Barbara (PETRY) WEHRLY. Susannah b. December 12, 1824 Seneca Co., OH., d. June 23, 1910 Salamonia, Jay Co., IN.
Known children of Charles and Susannah (WEHRLY) PETRY are as follows :
i. Levi W. PETRY b. November 2, 1844 Preble Co., OH, d. August 18, 1930 Jay Co., IN., m. Susannah COFFMAN.
ii. Mary E. PETRY b. ca. 1849 Indiana, d. after 1870 census
iii. Sarah O. (or C.) PETRY b. ca. 1852 Indiana, d. after 1870 census
iv. John PETRY b. May 27, 1860 Jay Co., IN., d. February 16, 1942, m. Mary LEMASTERS
v. Barbara Ellen PETRY b. ca. 1864 Indiana, d. after 1870 census
vi. Asher PETRY
vii. Cassie PETRY
viii. Franklin PETRY
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