Friday, December 17, 2010

Johannes 'John S.' Wehrly (1802-1876)

Johannes "John S." WEHRLY was my paternal 3rd-great grandfather.


The following facts about John's life are known:
  • Birth: He was born June 4, 1802 in York County, Pennsylvania, the son of Heinrich "Henry" and Christina (SAUBEL) WEHRLY.
  • Baptism: He was baptised at St. Jacob's Church, York County, Pennsylvania, according to compiled Wehrly family history.
  • Marriage: He married Barbara PETRY, daughter of George and Maria Catharine (KALTREIDER) PETRY, in 1821 in Stark County, Ohio.
  • Residence: 1854 - He moved his family to Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana, according to compiled Wehrly family history.
  • Census: In 1860, John is the head of household in Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana.  His occupation was listed as a farmer, and his real estate was valued at $2000.
  • Census: In 1870, John is the head of household in Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana.  His occupation was listed as retired farmer, with real estate valued at $1200.
  • Death: He died November 10, 1876 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana.
  • Burial: He is buried in the Salamonia Cemetery, Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana.
The following facts need additional research and/or documentation to complete my research:
  • Baptism: Need to locate record of the baptism recorded in official church records or other sources.
  • Marriage: Need to determine the exact date of John and Barbara's marriage in Stark County, Ohio.  
  • Census: 1830 - Need to locate him in the 1830 census.  Based on birthplaces of children, he should be located in either Seneca or Preble Counties, Ohio.
  • Census: 1840 - Need to locate him in the 1840 census.  Based on birthplaces of children, he should be located in Preble County, Ohio.
  • Census: 1850 - Need to locate him in the 1850 census.  He should be located in Preble County, Ohio.
  • Land Records : Need to search deed records of Jay County, Indiana to locate land transactions that can pin down the date of his arrival in Jay County, Indiana.
  • Death: Need to see if there exists a death record for him in Jay County, this may be too early, but there may be funeral home records, newspaper accounts, etc.
  • Will : Need to obtain a copy of the will or estate records in Jay County, Indiana.
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