Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Family Milestones: May 25th

My paternal granduncle, Chesleigh Franklin LeMASTER, was born on this date in 1890 near Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana.  Chesleigh was the son of Luman Cooper and Barbara Isabel (WEHRLY) LeMASTERS, and the older brother of my Ord Wehrly LeMASTER.  Chesleigh married November 8, 1913 in Jay County, Indiana to Clara Louise BURKEY, daughter of John and Teresa (BEEBE) BURKEY.  Clara was born December 16, 1894 in Jay County, Indiana.  They had 6 children and lived in Jay County, Indiana.  Clara died October 30, 1985 in Portland, Jay County, Indiana.  Chesleigh died August 7, 1960 in Jay County, Indiana.  Both are buried in the Salamonia Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.

My maternal 4th-great granduncle, Michael GROENENDYKE, was born on this date in 1815 in Dearborn County, Indiana.  Michael was the son of James and Joannah (ANTONIDES) GROENENDYKE, and the older brother of my Elias GROENENDYKE.  Michael married February 26, 1837 in Fayette County, Indiana to Anna HANKINS, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (________) HANKINS.  Anna was born December 16, 1815 in Pennsylvania.  They had 3 children.  Anna died April 10, 1898.  Michael died February 5, 1899.  Nothing further is known at this time.

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