Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday: Edmund G. & Catherine (Groenendyke) Pierce

Source: Maplewood Cemetery (Anderson, Madison County, Indiana), E.G. Pierce family monument, photographed by Travis LeMaster, 23 June 2009.

 Source: Maplewood Cemetery (Anderson, Madison County, Indiana), Edmund G. Pierce marker, photographed by Travis LeMaster, 23 June 2009.

Edmund G. PIERCE is buried in the Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana.  Edmund is my maternal 3rd-great grandfather.

Edmund was born April 30, 1837 in Wayne County, Indiana, the son of Francis S. and Rebecca (PAGE) PIERCE.  His first marriage was October 17, 1858 in Preble County, Ohio to Lydia P. DUELL (1838-1860), daughter of Joshua and Abigail (BORTON) DUELL.  After her death, he moved to Madison County, Indiana, where he married May 5, 1864 to Catherine GROENENDYKE, daughter of Elias and Nancy (JENKINS) GROENENDYKE.

Edmund and Catherine were the parents of 5 children.  Edmund was a farmer in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana.  I have not discovered any record of Civil War service.

Edmund died January 8, 1875 in Madison County, Indiana.

Source: Maplewood Cemetery (Anderson, Madison County, Indiana), Catherine Pierce marker, photographed by Travis LeMaster, 23 June 2009.

Catherine GROENENDYKE was born February 4, 1843 in Madison County, Indiana, the daughter of Elias and Nancy (JENKINS) GROENENDYKE.  

After her marriage to Edmund, she lived out her life in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana.  Her biography was printed in the 1914 history of Madison County by Forkner.  

Catherine died December 10, 1913 in Lafayette Township, Madison County, Indiana.

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