My maternal 3rd-great grandfather, Edmund G. PIERCE, was born on this date in 1837 in Wayne County, Indiana. Edmund was the son of Francis S. and Rebecca (PAGE) PIERCE. Edmund married October 17, 1858 in Preble County, Ohio to Lydia P. DUELL, daughter of Joshua and Abigail (BORTON) DUELL. Lydia was born March 26, 1838 in Pilesgrove, New Jersey and died September 14, 1860. Edmund married secondly on May 5, 1864 in Madison County, Indiana to Catherine GROENENDYKE, daughter of Elias and Nancy (JENKINS) GROENENDYKE. Catherine was born February 4, 1843 in Madison County, Indiana. They had 5 children. Catherine died December 10, 1913 in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana. Edmund died January 8, 1875 in Madison County, Indiana. Both are buried in the Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.
My paternal 3rd-great granduncle, M. David JACOBS, married on this date in 1867 in Wayne County, Ohio to Mary GAULT. David was the son of David and Barbara (BYERS) JACOBS, and the younger brother of my Susan JACOBS. David was born October 22, 1836 in Congress Township, Wayne County, Ohio. I do not have the dates of birth and death, nor parentage for Mary. David died October 8, 1913. Nothing further is known at this time.
My paternal granduncle, John Leland LeMASTER, was born on this date in 1902 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana. John was the son of Luman Cooper and Barbara Isabel (WEHRLY) LeMASTERS, and the older brother of my Ord Wehrly LeMASTER. John married July 2, 1920 in Jay County, Indiana to Dortha LeEtta DeLAUTER. Dortha was born December 21, 1902 in Jay County, Indiana, the daughter of W. Otto and Pearl (EARHART) DeLAUTER. They had 6 children. Dortha died May 24, 1976. John died January 13, 1980. Both are buried in the Salamonia Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.
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