Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Marriage Application : Nancie S. Petry (1907)


1. Full christian and surname of the woman is Nancia S. Petry
2. Color White
3. Where born Brice, Ind.
4. When born Aug 29 - 1887
5. Present residence Salamonia, Ind.
6. Present occupation housework
7. Full christian and surname of father John Petry
8. His color white 
9. His birthplace Jay Co. Ind.
10. His occupation farmer
11. His residence Salamonia
12. Full christian and maiden name of mother Mary LeMaster
13. Her color white
14. Her occupation housework
15. Her birthplace Shelby Co. O.
16. Her residence Salamonia
17. Has the female contracting party been an inmate of any county asylum or home for indigent persons within the last five years? no
18. Is this her first marriage? yes
19. If not, how often has she been married? [blank]
20. Has such prior marriage or marriages been dissolved? [blank]
21. If so, how and when? [blank]
22. Is the female contracting party afflicted with epilepsy, tuberculosis, venereal, or any other contagious or transmissable disease? no
23. Is she an embecile, feeble-minded, idiotic or insane, or is she under guardianship as person of unsound mind? no

This application was signed on 12 October 1907 by Nancie Petry.  I had a hard time reading her name, as I didn't have her listed in the family group for John and Mary (LeMASTER) PETRY.  Mary was the daughter of Rev. Luman Walker and Nancy (YOUNG) LEMASTERS.

In the 1900 census of Noble Township, Jay County, Indiana, the John and Mary PETRY family lists a daughter, Nancy S., born August 1887.

Ancestry.com had her indexed as Nannie S. PETRY, married to Clem L. McKINLEY on 12 Oct 1907 in Jay County, Indiana.  Will need to look up the record on a future trip to the courthouse in Portland.

This marriage application was located on my last visit to the Jay County Historical Society.  The society has made copies of many of the county marriage books, making it easier to research, particularly on days when the courthouse is closed.

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