Sunday, June 27, 2010

Family Milestones: June 27th

My paternal 2nd-great grandaunt, Elizabeth WEHRLY, was born on this date in 1841 in Preble County, Ohio.  Elizabeth was the daughter of Johannes and Barbara (PETRY) WEHRLY, and the older sister of my William P. WEHRLY.  Elizabeth married May 29, 1860 in Jay County, Indiana to Hiram B. HARTER, son of Henry and Mary Ann (TEAFORD) HARTER.  Hiram was born 1838 in Butler Township, Darke County, Ohio.  They raised 6 children in Jay County, where Hiram was a farmer and railroad watchman.  Hiram served in Company I, 147th Indiana Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.  Hiram died April 10, 1912 in Portland, Jay County, Indiana.  Elizabeth died November 12, 1890 in Jay County, Indiana.  Both are buried in the Green Park Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.

My paternal 2nd-great grandaunt, Martha Julesa LEMASTERS, was born on this date in 1852 in Shelby County, Ohio.  Martha was the daughter of Luman Walker and Nancy (YOUNG) LEMASTERS, and the younger sister of my Luman Walker LeMASTERS Jr.  Martha married October 13, 1872 in Jay County, Indiana to William Wade LOOFBOURROW, son of John and Martha W. (SHEPHERD) LOOFBOURROW.  William was born June 10, 1850 in Darke County, Ohio. After their marriage, they moved to Valley County, Nebraska where they raised 5 children.  William died in 1940 in Valley County, Nebraska.  Martha died in 1936 in Ord, Valley County, Nebraska.

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