Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Joseph Seese & Mary Ann Kuhns

I recently obtained the marriage license for this couple, which si the final piece in clearing up the family.

Joseph Seese married his 2nd cousin Mary Ann Kuhns on 11 Jul 1893, six years after the death of his first wife Augusta Wentworth on 2 Oct 1887 and six weeks after her divorce from Israel Wirick on 29 May 1893, and when she was 7+ months pregnant with Emanuel. Although 37 when married, Mary Ann went on to have four children with Joseph. They each had four children in their first marriages.

Joseph Seese & Augusta Wentworth:
John H 11 Feb 1883
Rachel May 1884
Mary Elizabeth 25 Jun 1885
Charles L 3 Nov 1886

Israel Wirick & Mary Ann Kuhns :
Ephraim 7 Apr 1876
Fred abt 1880
Barbara Ellen Apr 1885

Joseph Seese & Mary Ann Kuhns:
Emanuel E 20 Aug 1893
Elmer B 16 Jan 1896
Anna Dora 10 Apr 1898
Ida Agnes Sep 1900

Monday, July 10, 2006

Rev Reed Bennett Correction; Gromley Family Additions

I have corrected an error in my tree, as the parents of Rev. Oren Reed Bennett 1895-1966 are Jerome S Bennett and Alverta Rairigh of Montgomery Twp, Indiana Co, Pa, and not Isaac Bennett and Mary Jane Adams. I was investigating whether Laura Stiles and Cora Gromley were married to the same Reed Benett, and indeed they were, verified by his obituary on 29 Mar 1966 in the Indiana Evening Gazette, which is available in Ancestry's Historical Newspaper Collection.

While I was at that I did expand greatly on his first wife Cora's Gromley family in the northeast part of Indiana Co. Most of the additions were on the families of the brothers Obadiah and Josiah Gromley, and also that John J Gromley 1807-1890, was the father of Aaron 1840-, and son of Christian.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Weaver Mennonite / Richland Cemetery Photos

Last weekend I photographed over 1200 tombstones in the old part of section 1 (right behind the church) and section 2 & 3. This covers most or all of the original Weaver Mennonite Cemetery which later grew into the public Richland Cemetery.

I have reviewed all of the section 1 photos and made the appropriate additions and corrections to my family file. The photos are being given to Diann Olsen of the Cambria County Rootsweb site to transcribe and place on that webpage. This weekend I will be joining Diann, Lynn and others to complete photographing Headricks Cemetery.