Thursday, March 20, 2014

52 Ancestors: Ancestor #10 Julia Ann Panzer

52 Ancestors: Ancestor #10: Julia Ann Pazer.  I am behind in my blog posts!  I am making an attempt to catch up.  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks a blog prompt by Amy Johnson Crow http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/posts/challenge-52-ancestors-in-52-weeks/

Julia Ann Panzer Skibbe, Ruth Skibbe, Meta "May" Skibbe Gollnick and unknown child.



Julia Ann Panzer was born on 28 May 1864 in Germany. She was the daughter of Adam Panzer  and Emile Isles.  She appeared in the census on 12 Jun 1900 in Franklin Township, Pulaski, Indiana.  She also appeared in the census on 27 Apr 1910 in Wayne Township, Starke, Indiana.  

Julia died Brights disease and arsenic poison on 9 Jun 1916 at the age of 52 in Denham, Pulaski, Indiana.  She was buried on 13 Jun 1916 at Saint Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in Denham, Pulaski, Indiana, United States. Her obituary was published in the North Judson News on 15 Jun 1916 in North Judson, Starke , Indiana, United States. 

Julia had ten children and eight that survived per the 1910 census. This information contradicts the number of children mentioned in her husband's obituary.  A family story states that she may have been born in Berlin


52 Ancestors: Ancestor #9 Wilhelm Gustav Skibbe

52 Ancestors: Ancestor #9: Wilhelm Gustav Skibbe.  I am behind in my blog posts!  I am making an attempt to catch up.  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks a blog prompt by Amy Johnson Crow http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/posts/challenge-52-ancestors-in-52-weeks/



Naturalization papers

Wilhelm Gustav Skibbe was born on 12 Sep 1857 in Prussia. He and his wife immigrated to the United States in the late 1880's and settled in Chicago.  His wife was named Julia Ann Panzer. In 1897, the year he was naturalized, he and his wife lived at 1245 S 20th St in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. The 1920 census finds Wilhelm and family in Franklin Township, Pulaski, Indiana.   He appeared in the census on 27 Apr 1910 in Wayne Township, Starke, Indiana, United States.  Information on the 1920 census indicates a possible marriage date of 1884.  The 1920 census taken on 12 Feb 1920 again showed the family living in  Wayne Township, Starke, Indiana. On the  6 May 1930 census records confirm the family living in Wayne Township, Starke, Indiana.   Later  records indicate that he  lived in Henpeck- a section of North Judson.

Wilhelm died apoplexy on 10 Jan 1938 at the age of 80 in Wayne Township, Starke, Indiana. He was buried on 11 Jan 1938 at Saint Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, in Denham, Pulaski, Indiana.   His obituary was published in the North Judson News on 13 Jan 1938 in North Judson, Starke , Indiana.

Wilhelm's obituary states that he fathered eleven children.  I have located the names of ten of the children:  Frieda cir 1887
Meta Emily "May"  1888
William Adolph  1890
Ella  1894
George Theodore  1896
Margaret Edith "Gertie"  1899
Arthur  1901
Edward  1904
Louis W. 1906
Ruth "Olga" 1909

The family lore states that Wilhelm went into business with his brother George Theodore Skibbe or Theodore George Skibbe.  The business of growing grapes failed and the two brothers parted ways.  It is believed that Wilhelm's brother moved to Michigan.

1910 Census indicates naturalization 1889, possible marriage in 1884 possible place of birth - Posen, Parmmen, Germany


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

52 Ancestors: Ancestor #8 Stella Adams


52 Ancestors: Ancestor #8 Stella Ann Adams.  I am behind in my blog posts!  I am making an attempt to catch up.  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks a blog prompt by Amy Johnson Crow http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/posts/challenge-52-ancestors-in-52-weeks/

Stella Ann Adams was born on 25 Aug 1878 in Monroe City, Knox , Indiana, United States.   She was the daughter of James A. Adams and Mahala A. The information listing her father’s name on her death certificate was filled out by her husband Pearl Poundstone.  He listed her mother as unknown.  

She appeared in the census on 23 Jun 1880 in Harrison Township, Knox, Indiana in the household of James B. and Mahala A. Adams.     At the age of 18 she married Pearl Ora Poundstone in Carlisle, Lonoke, Arkansas.

She appeared in the census on 26 Jun 1900 in Cerro Gordo, Piatt, Illinois, United States. Stella appeared in the census on 20 Apr 1910 in Bement, Piatt, Illinois, United States. She died Influenza and pneumonia on 25 Oct 1918 at the age of 40 in Bement, Piatt, Illinois. She was buried on 26 Oct 1918 at Bement Cemetery in Bement, Piatt, Illinois.

Her obituary ran in the Bement Register on October 31, 1918.  The obituary stated that she died at home of influenza.  It also stated that she had given birth to nine children, eight of whom are living.  My records indicate a total of ten children, with one child dying as an infant.



Headstone indicates a birthdate of 1879, death certificate indicates 1878 Stella was also known as Stella Ann Poundstone. She was also known as Stella Pundstone.

52 Ancestors: Ancestor #7: Pearl Ora Poundstone

52 Ancestors: Ancestor #7 Pearl Ora Poundstone I am behind in my blog posts!  I am making an attempt to catch up.  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks a blog prompt by Amy Johnson Crow http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/posts/challenge-52-ancestors-in-52-weeks/

Pearl Ora Poundstone was born on 13 Sep 1875 in Young America, Cass, Indiana to Richard and Susannah Zeck Poundstone.  He was the fifth child of six born to the couple.   The household consisted of his parents, three brothers – Josiah Earnest, John Newton, and Otto J., and two sisters Minnie Francis and Daisy B.

Sometime prior to his fifth birthday the family relocated to Illinois.  The family appeared   in the census on 1 Jun 1880 in Whitmore Township, Macon, Illinois.  

By age 21, Ora was living in Carlisle, Arkansas.  It was there that he married Stella Adams on 12 February 1897.  Edna Bell Poundstone was the first child born to the couple.  She was born on 15 Mar 1898 and died 18 Jun 1898.  Roughly a year later, Stella gave birth to Vernon Earl Poundstone on 17 Jul 1899 in Marked Tree, Arkansas.  Sometimes after Vernon’s birth and prior to June 1900, the family moved to Illinois.  The census on 26 Jun 1900 shows the family lived in Cerro Gordo, Piatt, Illinois.

In 1901 The Decatur Review, mentioned under the town of Milmine, reported that “Pearl Poundstone captured a swarm of bees last week.  Pearl made himself so attractive to the bees that they "couldn't stay away".”

The couple had eight more children:  Herbert in 1902, Ival Ward in 1904, Judson in 1906, Lewis abt 1907, Ruby Pearl in 1908, Virgil in 1911, Susannah Beatrice in 1913 and James in 1917.

Ora and family appeared in the census on 20 Apr 1910 in Bement, Piatt, Illinois, United States.  Stella passed away on 25 Oct 1918.  I have no idea how Ora cared for his children, both of his parents had passed away by January of 1919.

March of 1920 finds Ora listed in the Decatur Review in an article titled “Seventeen Join Army In Month”.  “The first month of the United States Army recruiting drive for recruits in the different branches of the regular army has proved a success in Decatur, the local recruiting station having accepted and forwarded to different parts of the world, seventeen young men from Decatur and nearby towns.  The list is as follows: ...Ora P. Poundstone, Bement, Ill., llth, Field Arty…” 

I know that Ora goes off to war but who cared for his children is a mystery. 

Ora married Mary Blanch Fall (previously married name of McCrary) on 29 August of 1928.  Ora appeared in the census on 30 Apr 1930 in Bement, Piatt, Illinois, United States living at 801 N. Morgan Street.   Ora listed has occupation as a Drayman at the Bement Grain Company. 

Ora died of an obstructed colon, cancer of sigmoid, chronic myocarditis on 24 Jul 1960 the age of 84 at Kirby Hospital, 1111 N. State Street in Monticello, Piatt, Illinois.  His obituary was published in the The Bement Register on 24 Jul 1960 in Bement, Piatt, Illinois, United States.

The obituary read:
Ora Pearl Poundstone, 84, resident of Bement since 1904 died Sunday July 24 at 10:00 p.m. in Kirby Hospital where he was taken by ambulance Wednesday of last week.  Funeral services were help at 1 p.m.Wednesday in the Roux Funeral Home with Reverend Harold E. Hall officiating.  Burial was in the Bement Cemetery.
    Mr. Poundstone was born Sept. 13, 1875 in Young America, Indiana, son of Richard and Susannah Poundstone.  He was married to Stella Ann Adams in 1895 at Marked Tree, Arkansas.  A few years later they moved to Milmine and in 1904 to Bement where he had since resided. Mrs. Pounstone died in 1918 during the flu epidemic.
    On August 29, 1928 Mr. Poundstone was married in Decatur to Mrs. Mamie McCroy who survives.  They had loved in their present home for thirty years.
    Besides his wife he leaves six sons and two daughters by his first marriage:  Earl of Bement, Herbert,Judson, and James all of Decatur, Ival of Hotchkiss, Colorado and Virgil of Tacoma, Washington; Mrs. Ruby Clark, Stonington and Mrs. Susannah Despain of Hillsdale.  One daughter died in infancy.
    He also leaves 24 grandchildren, a number of great grand children, two stepdaughters Mrs. Chs. Mansfield, Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Harry Humes,Whittier, California, and two step-sons, H.E. McCrory, LaCrescenta, California and Alfred McCrory, Desare, Ark.
 


Ora was buried on 27 Jul 1960 at Bement Cemetery in Bement, Piatt, Illinois.