Thursday, April 22, 2010

Clara (Penisten) Pierce (1869-1906)

Clara (PENISTEN) PIERCE (1869-1906), was my maternal 2nd-great grandmother.  The PENISTEN/PENNISTEN/PENISTON line has unknown origins, stretching back in New Jersey before the Revolution.

The following facts about Clara's life are known:
  • Birth: She was born March 1869 in Indiana, probably Madison County, the daughter of John and Jane Ann (ALDERMAN) PENISTEN.
  • Marriage: She married William Francis PIERCE on January 14, 1892 in Madison County, Indiana.
  • Census: 1900 - she appears in the household of William F. PIERCE in the Monroe Township, Madison County, Indiana.  She is listed as the mother of 5 children, with 3 still living.
  • Death: She died September 26, 1906 in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana of diabetes.
  • Obituary: Her obituary appeared in the Alexandria-Times Tribune, Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana.
  • Burial: She was buried in the Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.
The following facts need additional research and/or documentation to complete my research:
  • Census:1870 - need to locate her in the 1870 census, should be in the John PENISTEN household in Madison County, Indiana.
  • Census:1880 - need to locate her in the 1880 census, should be in the John PENISTEN household in Madison County, Indiana
  • Death: Need to obtain an official copy of her death certificate from the Madison County, Indiana Health Department
  • Obituary: Need to obtain exact date of obituary in the Alexandria Times-Tribune, also need to seek out additional obituaries in local newspapers.
Ancestry of Clara (PENISTEN) PIERCE (1869-1906), Ahnentafel # 27 in my ancestry:

Ahnentafel # 54: John PENISTEN (c1839-1908); Indiana>Madison Co., IN

Ahnentafel # 108: George Washington PENISTEN (1813-     ); Pike Co., OH>Madison Co., IN

Ahnentafel # 216: Isaac PENISTEN (c1762-    ); New Jersey>Pike Co., OH

Ahnentafel # 432: George PENISTEN (c1740    )

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