Descendants of Johann Adam Eberhardt

 

 

Generation One

 

     1.  Johann Adam1 EBERHARDT was born 20 June 1809 in Wurttemberg, Germany. Emigrating to the United States circa 1829, he eventually settled in Claridon, Marion County, Ohio. According to Thomas John Eberhart of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, a great-great grandson of Johann Adam Eberhardt, he was told by his great aunts Jennie and Pearl Eberhart, his uncle Harold Gail Eberhart and his father John Fiant Eberhart that Johann was a baron and had a brother who was a Prussian general.  In order to avoid conscription in the Napoleonic Wars, Johann came to America with a sister who died during the voyage. He was quite wealthy but drank away a lot of his money.  However colorful, none of these facts have been substantiated.

     John, as he was known in America, established a tannery in Claridon which he operated until his death from congestive brain fever 8 April 1873 at age 63. He was buried in Claridon Cemetery. John’s house and barn are visible from the cemetery and depressions in the ground from his tanning pits remain to this day.

     John married two daughters of Laurent and Maria Eve (Knab) Jaeger (later Yager) who came to the United States in 1830 from Rittershoffen, Weissenburg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace-Lorraine, France. The first marriage 8 April 1840 in Bowling Green Township, Marion County was to Magdalena who was born 4 August 1820 in Rittershoffen. She died 18 December 1844 at age 24, and was buried in Claridon Cemetery.

     John married second Magdalena’s sister Sarah on 16 February 1845 in Bowling Green Township. Sarah was born 25 March 1825 in Rittershoffen and died 19 June 1902 in Adelaide, Marion County at age 77. She was buried 22 June 1902 in Claridon Cemetery. Sarah was also known as Salome, and was called Sallie by family and friends.

     John’s gravesite monument was engraved with his surname spelled Eberhardt, with the ‘d’, but the Eberhart spelling, minus the ‘d’, appears to have been the more commonly used spelling with the passage of generations. For the purposes of this report, the Eberhart spelling has been given, even in the first generation, unless substantial evidence exists supporting usage of the Eberhardt spelling.

     Known children of Johann Adam1 EBERHARDT and Magdalena JAEGER/YAGER, both born in Claridon, Marion County, Ohio, were as follows:

               +   2       i.    Caroline2 EBERHART, born 28 August 1841; married George Adam KRANER.

               +   3      ii.    Mary EBERHART, born 1 June 1842; married Andrew LEFFLER.

     Known children of John Adam1 EBERHARDT and Sarah JAEGER/YAGER, all born in Claridon, Marion County, Ohio, were as follows:

               +   4       i.    John A.2 EBERHART, born 25 June 1846; married Amelia UNDERWOOD.

               +   5      ii.    Magdalena EBERHART, born 11 October 1847; married Henry David KRENKLER.

                    6     iii.    David EBERHARDT was born 27 March 1850 and died 27 August 1851 in Claridon, Marion County, Ohio at age 1.

                    7      iv.    George EBERHARDT was born 19 June 1852. He died 22 November 1860 in Claridon, Marion County, Ohio at age 8, and was buried in Claridon Cemetery.

               +   8       v.    Margaret EBERHARDT, born 1 August 1854; married Richard S. SQUIBB.

                    9      vi.    David EBERHART was born 9 September 1856 and married Alice EVERSOLE/EBERSOLE 7 March 1891 in Marion County, Ohio. She was born circa 1864. David went to California to work in the vineyards in Cucamonga, San Bernardino County and died there 21 January 1931 at age 74. Newspaper reports state that he was injured by a team of horses, and the family story is that he was kicked in the head by a mule. David was buried 30 January 1931 in Claridon Cemetery in Marion County.

                  10     vii.    Jacob Adam EBERHARDT, known as Adam, was born 6 September 1858. On 13 February 1931 at age 72 he died from burns incurred in a fire in his home in Richland Township, Marion County. The family story is that Adam, a bachelor, routinely started fires in a pot belly stove in his house by putting a log partly in the stove and pushing it in further as it burnt down. On the night of his death he was drunk and likely fell asleep as the log burned down, catching his home on fire.  Adam was buried 15 February 1931 in Claridon Cemetery, Marion County, Ohio. Both his death certificate and headstone spell his surname Eberhardt. Adam was a butcher and at one time had a shop in Cardington in Marion County. An item in the 22 June 1887 edition of The Marion Star stated that “Adam Eberhart contemplates going into the butcher business at LaRue, he having sold his shop at Cardington.”

             +   11    viii.    William P. EBERHART, born February 1861; married Mary Edith AUSTIN.

                  12      ix.    Frederick EBERHARDT, known as Fred, was born 27 July 1863 and died in April 1925 in Richmond, Jefferson County, Ohio at age 61. He was buried in Richmond United Presbyterian Church Cemetery. His headstone has the surname spelling Eberhardt. Fred married Ida M. [--?--] who was born in 1873 in Ohio and died in Richmond 1948 at age 75. She was buried in Richmond United Presbyterian Cemetery. Fred and Ida had a son William who was buried in Claridon Cemetery, Marion County, Ohio, aged 1 year, 5 months and 7 days; no dates given.  In the 1920 federal census for Richmond, Fred was enumerated as a laborer in a stone quarry.

             +   13       x.    Sarah Emma EBERHART, born 7 November 1865; married Thomas David WILLIAMS.

 

Generation Two

 

     2.  Caroline2 EBERHART (John Adam1) was born 28 August 1841 in Claridon, Marion County, Ohio and died 20 September 1927 in Greenville Township, Darke County, Ohio at age 86. She was buried 22 September 1927 in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, Miami County, Ohio.

     Caroline married George Adam KRANER, son of Philipp Jacob and Barbara (Schlamm) Kroener, 7 November 1861 in Marion County. George was born 20 October 1839 in Wilferdingen, Baden, Germany. He emigrated to the United States with his family 6 August 1924 and became a naturalized citizen 2 April 1860 in Marion County. In 1869 George bought the tannery of Matthew Atkinson in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana and was still operating it in 1887. He was appointed treasurer of the first school board of trustees in Salamonia in 1877, and he and his family continued residing there until some time after 1910. George died 6 August 1924 in Troy, Miami County, Ohio at age 84, and was buried 8 August 1924 in Riverside Cemetery.

     Known children of Caroline2 EBERHART and George Adam KRANER were as follows:

             +   14       i.    Mary Magdalena3 KRANER, born 22 February 1863 in Marion, Marion County, Ohio; married William GIMBEL.

                  15      ii.    William John KRANER was born 16 April 1864 in Bowling Green Township, Marion County, Ohio and died 20 July 1929 at age 65 at his home at 607 Lincoln Avenue, in Troy, Miami County, Ohio. His death was attributed to the effects of a heart attack he suffered two weeks previously. He also had Bright's disease. William was buried 23 July 1929 in Riverside Cemetery, Troy. William was for thirty years a harness maker in the city of Troy, and at one time was co-owner, along with J. C. Corbin, of Kraner & Corbin, manufacturers and dealers in harness and horse furnishings. The business was located on the northwest corner of Public Square. The 1900 census gave his occupation as foreman of some sort of factory (illegible), but in 1912 he was employed by Miller Brothers and was in their employ at the time of his death. Circa 1895 William married Tillie H. CLAPP, the daughter of Daniel Clapp. Tillie was born 7 February 1869 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana. She died 27 December 1946 in Tipp City, Miami County, Ohio at age 77, and was buried 30 December 1946 in Riverside Cemetery. Following William’s death Tillie married C. W. Harris, and on the cemetery record she was listed as Mrs. Tillie H. Kraner Harris.

                  16     iii.    Clara E. KRANER was born 28 July 1865 in Bowling Green Township, Marion County, Ohio. She died 17 December 1946 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio at age 81, and was buried 20 December 1946 in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, Miami County, Ohio. Clara married first George WENDELL 22 April 1888 in Jay County, Indiana. George was born 19 November 1863 in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, the son of Peter and Margaret Wendell. He and his family emigrated to the United State in 1866 and first located in Crestline, Ohio (located in both Crawford and Richland Counties), then moved to the Mercer County, Ohio area in 1883. In late 1909 George, a carriage maker, was placed in the hospital for epileptics in Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, and it was here he died 14 February 1910 at age 46.  He had been ill for the last nine years of his life. George was buried 16 February 1910 in Green Mound Cemetery, Fort Recovery, Mercer County. Clara and George had two children but they both died in infancy, according to George's obituary. Clara married second Henry GIMBEL some time between 1910 and 1920. Henry was the son of Henry and Anna Maria (Heuss) Gimbel, and the brother of William Gimbel who married Clara’s sister Mary Magdalena (see #14 above) He was born 29 October 1862 in Union City, Darke County, Ohio, and had been married twice previously. He married first circa 1894 Ella MORRIS who was born in July 1861 in Ohio. Henry and Ella had a son Ernest Noble, born 23 April 1895 and died in Indiana at age 71 in March 1967. Ella either died or the couple divorced before 1903 as in that year Henry married second Lillian E. HEFFNER. Lillian, the daughter of Jacob and Olive (Ponius) Heffner, was born 5 July 1889 in Pickaway County, Ohio, and died of a cerebral hemorrhage 23 December 1937 at age 48 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. She and Henry had a daughter Sylvia, born in January 1909. The couple divorced some time before 1920. Henry died 22 February 1947 in Columbus, at age 84, and was buried 24 February 1947 in Riverside Cemetery. He was a blacksmith and worked on carriages.

             +   17      iv.    Jennie Ellen KRANER, born 11 January 1871 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana; married Abednego STEPHENS; married Charles Allen ARMSTRONG.

 

     3.  Mary2 EBERHART (John Adam1) was born 1 June 1842 in Claridon, Marion County, Ohio. She died between 1900 and March 1909 in Marion, Marion County.

     Mary married Andrew LEFFLER 14 December 1865 in Bowling Green Township, Marion County. Andrew, the son of Michael and Christina Regina (Ludwig) Loeffler, was born Andreas Loeffler 7 August 1840 in Gruenwettersbach, Durlach, Baden, Germany, and was christened 16 August 1840 in that town. In 1854 Andrew emigrated to the United States and in October 1861 enlisted in Company D, 82nd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry and quickly rose to the rank of corporal. He was wounded in the right thigh while participating in the Civil War battle of McDowell in West Virginia and honorably discharged in August 1862. Andrew was a butcher and one of the largest stock dealers in Marion County. He died 18 March 1909 in Marion County at age 68, and was buried 20 March 1909 in Marion Cemetery.

     Known children of Mary2 EBERHART and Andrew LEFFLER, all born in Marion County, Ohio, were as follows:

             +   18       i.    Jennie3 LEFFLER, born 12 October 1866; married John C. PRIESTER; married Philip EBERT.

             +   19      ii.    Frank LEFFLER, born 18 November 1868; married Carrie M. DOWELL; married Sallie [--?—[.

             +   20     iii.    Harrison Godfrey LEFFLER, born 10 February 1874; married Sophia Olive UMBAUGH.

                  21      iv.    Edward Henry LEFFLER was born 22 June 1876 and died 11 April 1939 in Marion, Marion County, Ohio at age 62. He was buried 13 April 1939 in Marion Cemetery. According to an item in the Marion Weekly Star dated July 11 1885 “….As Andy Leffler and son were driving south on the Prospect pike Tuesday morning, Eddie was shot in the cheek by an eight-year-old son of Chris Kinsler. Mr. Kinsler's boy was in possession of a dynamite silent gun, and seems to have shot at the boy because he knew no better as Mr. Leffler claims an elder son was shot at this morning but missed. The bullet entered the boy's right cheek and lodged in his mouth, making only a flesh wound and is not serious.”  Edward married Sophia C. FATZLER 19 September 1901 in Marion County. Sophia was born in January 1879 in Marion County, the daughter of Christian and Philomena (Gornflo) Fatzler. She died at age 82 on 30 April 1961 in Marion. Edward was employed by his father in his butchering and stock-buying enterprises. He and Sophia had no children.

                  22       v.    Harry A. LEFFLER was born in November 1878 and died 10 March 1964 in Marion, Marion County, Ohio at age 85. He was employed by his father in his butchering and stock-buying enterprises, but in the 1920 census was a retail grocer. Harry never married.

                  23      vi.    Florence Mary LEFFLER was born 5 May 1880. She died 15 April 1924 in Marion, Marion County, Ohio at age 43, and was buried 17 April 1924 in Marion Cemetery. Circa 1904 in Marion County Florence married Martin V. MILLER who was born 29 October 1877 in that county, the son of Frank V. and Alice (Shupp) Miller. He died 25 November 1953 in Marion, Marion County at age 76, and was buried 27 November 1953 in Marion Cemetery. Martin was superintendent for a manufacturing company, per the 1910 census; a repair clerk for a steam shovel office in the 1920 census, and a salesman for a steam shovel plant in 1930. At the time of his death he was the night clerk for the Milner Hotel.

             +   24     vii.    Elmer F. LEFFLER, born 22 August 1884; married Coral M. PATTERSON.

                  25    viii.    Emil T. LEFFLER was born 12 January 1887. He died 30 January 1912 in Marion, Marion County, Ohio at age 25, and was buried in Marion Cemetery, Marion County, Ohio.

                            ix.    Ennis LEFFLER was born 12 October 1871 and died of spinal fever 4 March 1873 at age 1.

 

     4.  John A.2 EBERHART (John Adam1) was born 25 June 1846 in Claridon, Marion County, Ohio. He died 18 February 1933 in Marion, Marion County at age 86, and was buried 21 February 1933 in Claridon Cemetery.

     John married Amelia UNDERWOOD 2 March 1873 in Marion. Amelia was born 14 September 1846 in Claridon Township, Marion County, the daughter of Jesse and Isabell (Sergent) Underwood. She died 11 June 1906 in Marion at age 59, and was buried in Claridon Cemetery.

     John and family spent time in the west living in Illinois, Missouri, Iowa and Kansas, then moved back to Marion. His daughter Belle married and stayed in Missouri.

     Known children of John A.2 EBERHART and Amelia UNDERWOOD were as follows:

                  26       i.    Ivera Truman3 EBERHART was born circa 1874. He died in 1874.

             +   27      ii.    Sarah Isabel ‘Belle’ EBERHART, born 24 October 1875 in Marion County, Ohio; married James Dunlap SLATON.

             +   28     iii.    Horra Preston EBERHART, born 15 January 1878 in Claridon, Marion County, Ohio; married Martha J. CLARDY; married Matilda Dora FIANT.

             +   29      iv.    Jesse Leroy EBERHART, born 29 March 1879 in Brownstown, Fayette County, Illinois; married Helen May OSMUN.

                  30       v.    Jennie Florence EBERHART was born 19 December 1881 in State Center, Marshall County, Iowa. She never married and died 28 January 1962 in Marion County, Ohio at age 80.

                  31      vi.    Pearl Adaline EBERHART was born 16 May 1885 in Kansas. She died 10 May 1962 in Marion County, Ohio at age 76. Pearl never married.

 

     5.  Magdalena2 EBERHART (John Adam1) was born 11 October 1847 in Claridon, Marion County, Ohio. She died 28 July 1924 in Marion County at age 76, and was buried 30 July 1924 in Marion Cemetery.

     Lena, as she was known, married Henry David KRENKLER, a pattern maker for a steam shovel shop, 12 November 1871 in Marion County. He was born in October 1844 in Germany and emigrated to the United States in 1867. Henry became a naturalized citizen in 1874. Sometime between 1890 and 1898 Lena and Henry divorced and he married circa 1898 Rosa [--?--]. Lena did not remarry.

     Known children of Magdalena2 EBERHART and Henry David KRENKLER were as follows:

                  32       i.    Fred3 KRENKLER.

                  33      ii.    William H. KRENKLER was born circa 1872 in Marion County, Ohio.  He was a molder for a steam shovel company.

             +   34     iii.    Emma Sarah KRENKLER, born 27 November 1873 in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot County, Ohio; married Josiah CRAVEN.

                  35      iv.    Frank Ludwig KRENKLER was born 4 February 1875 in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot County, Ohio. He died 20 July 1953 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio at age 78, and was buried 29 July 1953 in Marion Cemetery, Marion, Marion County, Ohio. As early as 1902 Frank was in trouble with the law and was “charged with insanity.” Evidently he was admitted to the State Hospital in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio for he was enumerated as a patient there in the 1910 and 1920 federal censuses. An item in the 15 November 1920 edition of The Marion Star stated that “Frank Ludwig Krenkler was arrested by officers of the Erie and locked up for safekeeping. Following the arrest it was learned that he had escaped from the state asylum.”

             +   36       v.    Charles Noah KRENKLER, born 16 May 1880 in Marion County, Ohio; married Opal LARUE.

                  37      vi.    Bertha KRENKLER was born in August 1881 in Marion County, Ohio.

                  38     vii.    Lillian B. KRENKLER was born 12 November 1889 in Marion County, Ohio and died 14 October 1974 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio at age 84. In 1909 she married Clyde WARD, the son of George W. and Sophronia A. Ward. He was born in July 1883 in Marion County and died 6 May 1960 in Columbus at age 76. Clyde was an auto mechanic and a chauffeur for a private livery. The couple had a daughter Helen born circa 1911.

 

     8.  Margaret2 EBERHART (John Adam1) was born 1 August 1854 in Claridon, Marion County, Ohio. She died 24 December 1938 in Claridon Township, Marion County at age 84, and was buried 26 December 1938 in Claridon Cemetery.

     Maggie, as she was known, married Richard S. SQUIBB 6 October 1880 in Marion County. Richard was born 23 August 1850 in Claridon the son of Thomas and Lydia (Stretch) Squibb. He died 11 July 1913 in Claridon Township at age 62, and was buried 13 July 1913 in Claridon Cemetery. Richard was a farmer and house carpenter.

     Known children of Margaret2 EBERHART and Richard S. SQUIBB, all born in Marion County, Ohio, were as follows:

                  39       i.    Charles William3 SQUIBB was born 1 September 1881. He died 16 June 1952 in Marion, Marion County, Ohio at age 70, and he was buried 18 June 1952 in Claridon Cemetery, Marion County. Charles never married.

                  40      ii.    Sarah Myrtle SQUIBB was born in February 1886. Her name was given as Myrtle S. in the 1910 census.

                  41     iii.    Clara G. SQUIBB was born 17 April 1891and died in August 1977 in Ohio at age 86. She married George Singer FIANT 11 April 1914 in Marion County, Ohio. George, the son of Levi and Phoebe (Reed) Fiant, was born 5 April 1882 in Richland Township, Marion County.  He died 14 December 1951 in Cardington Township, Morrow County, Ohio at age 69, and was buried 17 December 1951 in Salem Cemetery, Marion County.

 

     11.  William P.2 EBERHART (John Adam1) was born in February 1861 in Claridon, Marion County, Ohio and married Mary Edith AUSTIN 4 October 1893 in that county. He died before 1900 in Marion County.

     Edith, as she was known, was born 3 May 1868 in Claridon Township, Marion County, the daughter of Alexander and Matilda (Mitchell) Austin. After William’s early death she was married a second time 18 November 1903 to Hylon SOWLE of Michigan. In the 1910 federal census they were enumerated in Springville, Wexford County, Michigan, he married for the third time and she for the second. Also in the household was Edith’s daughter Florence. Edith had had 4 children, 2 still living. By 1920 Edith Sowle was divorced and residing back in Marion with her daughter Florence and grandchilden Dorothy and William in her household. Hylon Sowle was enumerated in 1920 in Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan.

     Known children of William P.2 EBERHART and Mary Edith AUSTIN were:

             +   42       i.    Bessie Florence3 EBERHART, born 24 June 1894 in Claridon Township, Marion County, Ohio; married Leo Felster DELAUDER; married John Burton ULINE.

 

     13.  Sarah Emma2 EBERHART (John Adam1), known as Emma, was born 7 November 1865 in Claridon, Marion County, Ohio. She died 22 December 1944 in Marion, Marion County at age 79, and was buried 24 December 1944 in Claridon Cemetery.

     Emma married Thomas David WILLIAMS 17 October 1888 in Marion County. Thomas, the son of David L. and Margaret (Griffith) Williams, was born 22 February 1863 in Radnor, Delaware County, Ohio. He died 9 May 1941 in Marion at age 78, and was buried 21 May 1941 in Claridon Cemetery. Thomas was a foreman for a steam shovel company in the 1910 federal census, and a foreman for the railroad in 1920.

     Known children of Sarah Emma2 EBERHART and Thomas David WILLIAMS, all born in Marion County, Ohio, were as follows:

                  43       i.    Florence3 WILLIAMS was born in December 1889.

                  44      ii.    Phoebe E. WILLIAMS was born in February 1891.

                  45     iii.    Charles E. WILLIAMS was born in December 1895.

                  46      iv.    Gladys J. WILLIAMS was born circa 1905. She married [--?--] MORRIS.

 

Generation Three

 

     14.  Mary Magdalena3 KRANER (Caroline2 Eberhart, John Adam1) was born 22 February 1863 in Marion, Marion County, Ohio. ‘Mame,’ as she was called by family, died 12 June 1946 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana at age 83 of acute endocarditis due to arteriosclerosis. She was buried 15 June 1946 in Union City Cemetery.

     On December 1881 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana Mame married William GIMBEL, son of Henry and Anna Maria (Heuss) Gimbel. William, a blacksmith like his father and four brothers, was born 3 December 1856 in Union City, Darke County, Ohio. In 1887 he was listed in the Salamonia city directory as one of two blacksmiths doing business there. Eventually William built a blacksmith shop on the east side of the end of North Howard Street in Union City, Indiana. He at one time owned a buggy shop, but it went out of business when gasoline-powered automobiles became popular.  During World War II, when gasoline was rationed, he built horse-pulled milk delivery wagons. William died 25 August 1941 in Union City at age 84. He had been seriously ill with dropsy for some time.  On the day of his death he asked his daughter Hazel to bring him his knife collection.  He then used one of the knives to stab himself in the abdomen in an attempt to ease the pain from swelling and bloating caused by his illness. The cause of death on his death certificate was a self-inflicted stab wound to the abdomen. He was buried 28 August 1941 in Union City Cemetery.

     Known children of Mary Magdalena3 KRANER and William GIMBEL were as follows:

             +   47       i.    Harry William4 GIMBEL, born 28 December 1882 in Ft. Recovery, Mercer County, Ohio; married Jessie M. MOOTS; married Debbie DEBELL.

             +   48      ii.    Edith Mabel GIMBEL, born 22 April 1885 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana; married William Alva REISH.

             +   49     iii.    Earl GIMBEL, born 27 July 1886 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana; married Cora Edith MANN.

             +   50      iv.    Irvin Frank GIMBEL, born 1 October 1888 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana; married Mary Kyle RIDDLEBARGER.

             +   51       v.    Hazel Dora GIMBEL, born 5 February 1891 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana; married Ross Franklyn BAREFOOT.

                  52      vi.    George Adam GIMBEL was born 13 June 1895 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana and died 9 May 1952 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio at age 56. He was buried 12 May 1952 in Union City Cemetery. George, who never married, was a horse shoer in Company E, 309th Engineers in World War I and served overseas in France where he was gassed. He felt the effects of the gas for the remainder of his life and became a heavy drinker to manage the pain and disability.  He was left with a limp from a compound fracture of the leg suffered in a car wreck after a night of drinking. George was a blacksmith, however by 1930 when he lived with his sister Hazel and family in Dayton, Ohio he was an assembler at National Cash Register Company.

                  53     vii.    Clarence Otto GIMBEL was born 22 May 1901 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana. He married Anna Flossie PETERSON 16 November 1946 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana. They had no children. Clarence, a blacksmith and machinist, died 10 December 1965 in Union City at age 64 and was buried 13 December 1965 in Lisbon Cemetery, Union City. Anna was born 22 July 1893 in Indiana, the daughter of Scott and Rosa Peterson. She died at age 96 on 28 September 1989 in Union City, and was buried 2 October 1989 in Lisbon Cemetery.

             +   54    viii.    Florence Marie GIMBEL, born 30 July 1903 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana; married Ray Emerson TODD.

 

     17.  Jennie Ellen3 KRANER (Caroline2 Eberhart, John Adam1) was born 11 January 1871 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana and died 22 February 1954 in Arcanum, Darke County, Ohio at age 83. She was buried 25 February 1954 in Riverside Cemetery, Troy, Miami County, Ohio.

     Jennie married first Abednego STEPHENS 31 October 1895. He was born in 1873 in Darke County, Ohio and died in 1896 at age 23. Bud, as he was called, was buried in New Teegarden Cemetery, Brown Township, Darke County. His parents were Henry Martin and Amanda Maude (Boze) Stephens.

     Jennie married second 6 February 1900 in Jay County, Indiana Charles Allen ARMSTRONG who was born 12 February 1866 in Franklin County, Ohio and died 24 September 1945 in Greenville, Darke County at age 79. He was buried in Riverside Cemetery. Charles was the son of John C. and Acenoth (Money) Armstrong.

     Known children of Jennie Ellen3 KRANER and Abednego STEPHENS were:

             +   55       i.    George Henry4 STEPHENS, born 3 November 1896 in Indiana; married Mary Agnes SKINNER; married Estella M. SHIVERDECKER.

     Known children of Jennie Ellen3 KRANER and Charles Allen ARMSTRONG were as follows:

             +   56       i.    Celia Caroline4 ARMSTRONG, born 11 July 1902 in Indiana; married Roy L. SHIVERDECKER.

             +   57      ii.    Gerald Ronald ARMSTRONG, born 2 September 1903 in Darke County, Ohio; married Laura Myrtle HECKATHORNE; married Viola Mae POWELL.

 

     18.  Jennie3 LEFFLER (Mary2 Eberhart, John Adam1) was born 12 October 1866 in Marion, Marion County, Ohio. She died 14 November 1953 in Marion at age 87.

     Jennie married first John C. PRIESTER 12 June 1890 in Marion County. John was born in February 1863 in Henderson Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, the son of Ludwig and Elizabeth Priester. He died 2 January 1901 in Marion at age 37. On 30 November 1907 in Marion Jennie married second Philip EBERT who was born 4 October 1853 in Wuettingesass, Hessia, Germany. Philip emigrated to the United States on the ship ‘Fresia’ departing Hamburg, Germany and Le Havre, France and arriving in New York 3 November 1880. With him was his wife of three years Wilhelmina ‘Minnie’, born in March 1854; and sons Philip, born in August 1878 and Heinrich ‘Henry’, born in June 1879, all in Germany. They later had sons John, born in September 1885, and Jacob, born in July 1890, both in Marion County. Philip became a naturalized citizen in 1886, according to the 1920 federal census. Employed by the Marion Steam Shovel Company, Philip died 14 June 1923 in Marion at age 69, and was buried 16 June 1923 in Marion Cemetery.

     Known children of Jennie3 LEFFLER and John C. PRIESTER, all born in Marion County, Ohio, were as follows:

                  58       i.    Leroy4 PRIESTER was born 19 April 1891 and died 26 November 1911 in Marion County, Ohio at age 20. He was buried 29 November 1911 in Marion Cemetery, Marion County. On his death certificate Leroy was listed as a butcher and married. The name of his wife is not known. In the 1910 federal census Leroy was enumerated in his grandmother’s household in Henderson Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania.

                  59      ii.    Twila PRIESTER was born 22 September 1893 and died in June 1978 in Ohio at age 84. Circa 1915 she married Ralph W. MAPES, the son of Charles Wesley and Emma A. (Retterer) Mapes, who was born in September 1887 in Marion County, Ohio.  Twila and Ralph moved to Elm Creek Township, Buffalo County, Nebraska and had a daughter Billie J. or Betty J., born circa 1918; and a son Rodney L., born 11 April 1919 and died 5 January 1994 at age 74. His last residence was Marysville, Union County, Ohio. The couple and their family remained in Nebraska through the 1930 census.

                  60     iii.    Estella PRIESTER, known as Stella, was born in December 1895 and married Clifford E. HOCH, the son of George and Emma Hoch. Clifford was born in September 1893 in Marion County, Ohio.

     There were no known children of Jennie3 LEFFLER and Philip EBERT.

 

     19.  Frank3 LEFFLER (Mary2 Eberhart, John Adam1) was born 18 November 1868 in Marion County, Ohio and died 17 March 1924 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas at age 55. He was buried 19 March 1924 in Wichita Falls Cemetery.

     Frank, a butcher, married Carrie M. DOWELL 5 May 1891 in Marion County. Carrie, the daughter of Edward and Sophronia Dowell, was born circa 1873 in Marion County. It evidently was not a happy marriage as proven by an item in the Marion Star in April 1902 that said he was bound over to court for assaulting his wife. Frank and Carrie were divorced, likely around 1903, and Frank moved to Texas where he married Sallie [--?--] circa 1904. The couple was enumerated in Houston, Harris County, Texas in the 1910 federal census. Sallie, also known as Sadie, was born circa 1874 in Texas.

     After the divorce, Carrie and her son and daughter moved to Rochester, Monroe County, New York where she met William R. Walls who was born circa 1876 in New York. The couple married 25 August 1910 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Dowell in Marion and in 1920 resided in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio where William was a steam fitter. Carrie and William divorced before 1930. William remained in Cleveland and was enumerated as a roomer in the 1930 census.

     Known children of Frank3 LEFFLER and Carrie M. DOWELL, all born in Marion County, Ohio, were as follows:

                  61       i.    Dever4 LEFFLER was born circa 1892 and died 1 November 1918 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. He had a wife and seven-year-old daughter at the time of his death, but their names are not known

                  62      ii.    Cecil M. LEFFLER was born circa 1893 and married John A. LANGLEY circa 1911. He was born circa 1885 in Texas and the couple resided in Dallas, Texas where John was a fireman. They had daughters Mildred F. and Louise E.

                  63     iii.    Fern L. LEFFLER was born circa 1895 and died between 1920 and 1930 in Marion, Marion County, Ohio. Circa 1916 in Marion County she married John W. CHRISPIN who was born 29 September 1892 in Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, and died in March 1973 in Marion County at age 80. John was an independent druggist with a store at East Center Street and Grand Avenue in Marion. The couple had a son John W., Jr. who was born 29 December 1917 and died 17 October 1991 at age 73. John, Jr. married Martha Alice COCHRAN, daughter of Elgie T. and Emma Cochran, who was born 4 August 1921 in Montpelier, Blackford County, Indiana and died 24 February 1998. John, Jr. was a doctor and Martha a nurse who met at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio when he was an intern. They married in September 1943 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. After Fern died John W., Sr. married second Hazel Wottring, daughter of William C. and Anna Eliza Wottring, who was born 14 September 1890 in Ohio and died in January 1963 in that state at age 72. She had been married previously to [--?--] Filiatrault.

     There were no known children of Frank3 LEFFLER and Sallie [--?--].

 

     20.  Harrison Godfrey3 LEFFLER (Mary2 Eberhart, John Adam1) was born 10 February 1874 in Marion County, Ohio. He died 1 February 1922 in Marion County at age 47, and was buried 4 February 1922 in Marion Cemetery. Harrison was employed by his father in his butchering and stock-buying enterprises, but by 1920 was a laborer with engines and threshers.

     Circa 1909 in Marion County Harrison married Sophia Olive UMBAUGH. Sophia was born circa 1883 in Ohio and died 15 March 1980 in Marion, Marion County.

     Known children of Harrison Godfrey3 LEFFLER and Sophia Olive UMBAUGH, all born in Marion County, Ohio, were as follows:

                  64       i.    Charles Albert4 LEFFLER was born circa 1912 and died 28 June 1968 in Marion, Marion County, Ohio.

                  65      ii.    Harrison Gale LEFFLER was born 1 February 1914. He died 28 September 1991 in Marion County, Ohio at age 77. Harrison was listed as H. Gale in the Social Security Death Index.

                  66     iii.    Richard A. LEFFLER was born circa 1915.

                  67      iv.    Lowell E. Franklin LEFFLER was born in 1919. He was a First Lieutenant in the 27th Bomber Squadron, 30th Bomber Group in World War II, and on 10 April 1944 at age 25 was declared missing in action. Lowell, also called Franklin, was awarded the Purple Heart, Air Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross and other Army medals. There is a monument dedicated to his memory at Fort McKinley, Manilla, Philippines.

 

     24.  Elmer F.3 LEFFLER (Mary2 Eberhart, John Adam1) was born 22 August 1884 in Marion County, Ohio. He died 27 October 1943 in Marion, Marion County at age 59, and was buried 30 October 1943 in Marion Cemetery. In the 1910 federal census Elmer was enumerated as working in a butcher shop, and in 1920 and 1930 owned a grocery.

     Circa 1907 in Marion County Elmer married Coral M. PATTERSON who was born in December 1888 in Deshler, Henry County, Ohio, the daughter of Marion C. and Josephine Patterson. She died 2 January 1986 in Marion at age 97.

     Known children of Elmer F.3 LEFFLER and Coral M. PATTERSON, all born in Marion, Marion County, Ohio, were as follows:

                  68       i.    Doris J.4 LEFFLER was born circa 1908.

                  69      ii.    Paul Edgar LEFFLER was born 27 April 1909 and died 4 October 1909 in Marion County, Ohio. He was buried 6 October 1909 in Marion Cemetery, Marion County.

                  70     iii.    Donna M. LEFFLER was born circa 1911.

                  71      iv.    Elmer William LEFFLER was born 30 December 1911. He died 10 April 1979 in Marion, Marion County, Ohio, at age 67. He was enumerated as William in the 1930 federal census and the Social Security Death Index, and as Elmer W. in the 1920 census.

                  72       v.    Marguerite E. LEFFLER was born circa 1915.

                  73      vi.    Eugene F. LEFFLER was born 22 December 1920 and died 21 April 2003 in Ohio at age 82. He married Georgia DILL

 

     27.  Sarah Isabel3 EBERHART (John A.2, John Adam1) was born 24 October 1875 in Marion County, Ohio and died 25 February 1910 in Blackwater, Cooper County, Missouri at age 34. She also went by the name of Belle according to the 1900 census and a death notice.

     Belle married James Dunlap SLATON 13 March 1898, likely in Miller County, Missouri. James was born 31 March 1862 in Moniteau County, Missouri, and was the son of John and Louisa (Bennett) Slaton of Kentucky. He married first Victoria Morris and had two children: Josephine Viola, who was born 2 November 1883 and died 24 May 1930 in Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri of chronic myocarditis at age 46; and Lon Richard, who was born 22 August 1885 and died in Missouri at age 84 in August 1969. James, a widower, was proprietor of a restaurant in Olean, Miller County, Missouri in the 1900 federal census, and by 1910 resided in Blackwater Township, Cooper County, Missouri where he ran a general store. He sold his stock of goods in the store in October 1916 and likely moved from town, but has not been located in the 1920 federal census. In 1930 he lived in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri and it was here he married Ocie L. [--?--]. James died 1 September 1949 in Kansas City at age 87 of acute myocardial infarction. He was buried 3 September 1949 in Nelson Cemetery, Nelson, Saline County, Missouri where his daughter Josephine also was buried. Ocie was born 22 July 1904 and died 13 July 1999 at age 94. Her last known residence was Houston, Texas County, Missouri.

     Known children of Sarah Isabel3 EBERHART and James Dunlap SLATON were:

                  74       i.    Ola Angeline4 SLATON was born 21 July 1901 in Olean, Miller County, Missouri and died in December 1986 at age 85. Her last known residence was Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri. Circa 1923 Ola married Chester A. WRIGHT who was born 29 January 1887 in Iowa, the son of Charles A. and Emily J. Wright, and died in June 1966 in Missouri at age 79. They had a daughter Lavonne.

 

     28.  Horra Preston3 EBERHART (John A.2, John Adam1) was born 15 January 1878 in Claridon, Marion County, Ohio. He died 17 August 1929 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio at age 51, and was buried 18 August 1929 in Claridon Cemetery. Horra was a tool and die tradesman and when laid off in 1915 from the Marion Steam Shovel Company, he went to Akron and got a job at Firestone Tire and Rubber Company as a machinist.

     Horra married first Martha J. CLARDY in 1899. Martha was born in July 1879 in Illinois and died of tuberculosis in 1904 in Marion County at age 25. She was likely the daughter of the Hiram and Elizabeth Clarady [sic] enumerated in Pitman Township, Montgomery Co., Illinois in the 1880 federal census. Horra married second Matilda Dora FIANT in May 1907. Matilda, the daughter of Peter and Catherine J. (Austin) Fiant, was born 23 August 1876 in Claridon, Marion County, and died 13 December 1954 in Summit County, Ohio at age 78. She was also known as Dora.

     Known children of Horra Preston3 EBERHART and Martha J. CLARDY were:

                  75       i.    Harold Gail4 EBERHART was born 19 August 1900 in Marion County, Ohio and died in May 1978 in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas at age 77. As an infant Harold was given to his father’s two spinster sisters, Jennie and Pearl Eberhart, to take care of during his mother’s illness. When she died and after his father remarried he continued to live with his aunts and Eberhart grandparents on Grand Avenue in Marion. In 1917 Harold joined his father and his new family in Akron and worked as a machinist for Whiteman and Barnes in that city. Around 1925 he moved to Kansas City and was employed by the Rock Island Railroad until his retirement in 1964. He was foreman in charge of the railroad’s repair yards. Harold married first Martha HEUBEN 30 July 1927 in Kansas.  Martha was born 10 February 1891 in Missouri, the daughter of Frank and Martina Heuben, he of New York and she of Germany. She had been married previously and had a daughter Martha Zinn, born circa 1916 in Kansas. Harold and Martha divorced and she died in August 1972 at age 81. He then married second Gertrude KOCH who was born 23 September 1904 in Kansas and died in August 1984 in Kansas City at age 79. She was said to be the daughter of William Frederick and Anna (Mullick) Koch and was also married to Hugh Dill.

     Known children of Horra Preston3 EBERHART and Matilda Dora FIANT, both born in Marion County, Ohio, were as follows:

                  76       i.    Ruth Amelia4 EBERHART was born 21 August 1909 and died 9 December 1997 in Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio at age 88. She married Orville R. FAIR, the son of Irvin E. and Ida M. Fair, who was born 21 January 1905 in Pennsylvania. He died 5 January 1997 in Portage County at age 91. The couple had a daughter Kay.

                  77      ii.    John Fiant EBERHART was born 27 January 1911 and died 26 February 1999 in Summit County, Ohio at age 88. John married Ellen Eilene WERNTZ 5 October 1940 in Summit County. She was born 25 May 1917 in that county, the daughter of Edward James and Lyda Ellen (Chamberlain) Werntz. Ellen died 30 July 2000 at age 83 in Summit County. The couple had a son Thomas John and daughter Susan Jean.

 

     29.  Jesse Leroy3 EBERHART (John A.2, John Adam1) was born 29 March 1879 in Brownstown, Fayette County, Illinois. He died of general paralysis 2 October 1924 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio at age 45, and was buried 4 October 1924 in Marion, Marion County, Ohio. Jesse was a machinist.

     He married Helen May OSMUN, the daughter of James Wellington and Emma Belle (Morrison) Osmun, 21 October 1915 in Ohio. Helen was born 29 May 1887 in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio. She died 29 June 1963 in Marion County, Ohio at age 76, and was buried 2 July 1963 in Claridon Cemetery, Marion County.

     Known children of Jesse Leroy3 EBERHART and Helen May OSMUN, both born in Marion County, Ohio, were as follows:

                  78       i.    Mary Belle4 EBERHART was born circa 1918 and married Levi WELCH. She may be the Mary B. Welch born 1 January 1917 and died 24 October 2007, last residence Chesapeake, Chesapeake County, Virginia.

                  79      ii.    Dorothy Jane EBERHART never married.

 

     34.  Emma Sarah3 KRENKLER (Magdalena2 Eberhart, John Adam1) was born 27 November 1873 in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot County, Ohio. She died 14 April 1935 in Marion, Marion County, Ohio at age 61 of bronchial pneumonia, and was buried 17 April 1935 in Marion Cemetery.

     Emma married Josiah CRAVEN 20 April 1893 in Marion County. Josiah was born 15 December 1868 in Yorkshire County, England He and his parents Thomas and Annie, and sisters Louise and Ann, emigrated to the United States on the ship ‘Germanic’ departing Liverpool, England and Queenstown, Ireland and arriving in New York 12 November 1883. Josiah became a naturalized citizen in 1890. He died 11 October 1949 in Marion at age 80, and was buried 13 October 1949 in Marion Cemetery. At the time of his death he was tool foreman for Osgood Steam Shovel Company in Marion.

     Known children of Emma Sarah3 KRENKLER and Josiah CRAVEN, all born in Marion County, Ohio, were as follows:

                  80       i.    Lester Joseph4 CRAVEN was born 1 September 1894. Circa 1916 he married Adeline RANKIN and they had sons Ralph L., born 15 October 1917 and died 6 June 1990 in Franklin County, Ohio at age 72; and Bill R., born 1 June 1921 and died 3 March 1994 in Franklin County, Ohio at age 72. Adeline was born circa 1898 in Ohio. Lester was a machinist.

                  81      ii.    Gladys CRAVEN was born in November 1896.

                  82     iii.    Marion Thomas CRAVEN was born 20 January 1898 and died in November 1978 at age 80. His last known residence was Marion, Marion County, Ohio. Circa 1918 Marion, a machinist, married Edith [--?--] who was born 17 December 1898 in Ohio and died 24 April 1991 at age 92. The couple had a daughter Betty Jane and son Bobby.

                  83      iv.    Nelson Alfred CRAVEN was born 18 November 1899 in Marion County, Ohio. He died 1 April 1998 in Marion County at age 98. Nelson married Marie [--?--], born circa 1904 in Ohio, and they had a son Don E. and a daughter Joan. Nelson was a machinist.

                  84       v.    Lella Lena CRAVEN was born 2 October 1902 in Illinois and married [--?--] MCDONALD. The couple had a daughter Barbara.

                  85      vi.    Ruth A. CRAVEN was born circa 1910 in Marion County, Ohio and never married. She died 8 April 1970 in Marion County.

                  86     vii.    Josephine CRAVEN was born circa 1918 in Marion County, Ohio.

 

     36.  Charles Noah3 KRENKLER (Magdalena2 Eberhart, John Adam1) was born 16 May 1880 in Marion County, Ohio and died 25 November 1953 in Los Angeles County, California at age 73.

     Charles married Opal LARUE 12 September 1899 in Marion County. Opal was born 17 July 1881 in Ohio, the daughter of Elisha L. and Millie A. LaRue. In the 1900 federal census the couple was enumerated in the household of her parents in Marion and Charles was a blacksmith. In 1910 he was a cook on the U.S.S. California at the Navy Yard on Mare Island in Solano County, California. The couple settled in Redlands, San Bernardino County, California and Charles was a grocer there in 1920 and a butcher for a market in 1930. Opal died 21 June 1974 in San Bernardino County at age 92.

     Known children of Charles Noah3 KRENKLER and Opal LARUE were:

                  87       i.    Rue Thorwald4 KRENKLER was born 30 December 1912 in Illinois. He died 26 August 1994 in San Bernardino County, California at age 81.

 

     42.  Bessie Florence3 EBERHART (William P.2, John Adam1) was born 24 June 1894 in Claridon Township, Marion County, Ohio. She died 28 November 1972 in Morrow County, Ohio at age 78.

     Florence, as she was commonly called, married first Leo Felster DELAUDER 21 September 1913 in Marion County. Leo was born 12 January 1894 in Marion County, Ohio, the son of George W. and Maggie Delauder, and died 30 April 1961 in Marion County at age 67. He was a weaver in a silk mill.  Between 1910 and 1920 Florence and Leo divorced and she married second John Burton ULINE 10 June 1927 in Marion County. John, an electrician for a steam shovel company, was born 9 March 1894 in Marion County, the son of Herbert D. and Margaret Uline. He died 18 February 1944 in Marion County at age 49.

     Known children of Bessie Florence3 EBERHART and Leo Felster DELAUDER, both born in Marion County, Ohio, were as follows:

                  89       i.    Dorothy Virginia4 DELAUDER was born 12 March 1915. She died 3 November 2001 in Marion County, Ohio at age 86. Dorothy married Leverne Wesley BURKEPILE 13 November 1933 in Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky. He was born 8 November 1912 in Marion County, Ohio, the son of John W. and Stella E. Burkepile, and died 21 May 1973 in that county. The couple had three children.

                  90      ii.    William E. DELAUDER was born 1 November 1918 and died 22 February 1997 in Marion County, Ohio at age 78.

     Known children of Bessie Florence3 EBERHART and John Burton ULINE were:

                  91       i.    Carl Eugene4 ULINE.

 

Generation Four

 

     47.  Harry William4 GIMBEL (Mary Magdalena3 Kraner, Caroline2 Eberhart, John Adam1) was born 28 December 1882 in Ft. Recovery, Mercer County, Ohio. He died 8 October 1957 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana at age 74, and was buried 11 October 1957 in Union City Cemetery. Harry worked as a blacksmith, a paint contractor and at one time was superintendent of Allbrand Carriage Factory in Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana.

     Harry married first Jessie M. Moots in December 1907 in Union City. They divorced 2 January 1911 in Randolph County and she later married Harry R. Finney. Jessie was born 24 May 1890 in Mentor, Lake County, Ohio, the daughter of Charles L. Moots, an engineer born in Logan County, Ohio, and Mary Hawkins, a native of Auglaize County, Ohio. Her parents divorced and in 1930 Charles lived with Jessie and her husband Harry in Maumee, Lucas County, Ohio. Jessie died in May 1964 at age 74.

     Harry married second Debbie DEBELL 29 October 1917 in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio. Debbie was born 29 January 1889 in Ohio, the daughter of James and Sara Elizabeth (Zimmer) Debell. She died 3 September 1978 at age 89, and was buried 7 September 1978 in Union City Cemetery.

     Known children of Harry William4 GIMBEL and Jessie M. MOOTS were:

                  92       i.    Richard Earl5 GIMBEL was born circa 1911 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana. Richard was listed as ‘son’ to Harry Finney in the 1920 and 1930 censuses and his last name was given as ‘Finney.’

     There were no known children of Harry William4 GIMBEL and Debbie DEBELL.

 

     48.  Edith Mabel4 GIMBEL (Mary Magdalena3 Kraner, Caroline2 Eberhart, John Adam1) was born 22 April 1885 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana. She died 15 April 1969 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana at age 83, and was buried 18 April 1969 in Lisbon Cemetery, Union City.

     Edith married William Alva REISH 13 January 1905 in Union City. Alva, as he was called, was the son of Jacob and Lydia Reish of Jackson Township, Randolph County.  Born 23 March 1884 in Indiana, he died 27 July 1960 in Union City at age 76, and was buried in Lisbon Cemetery. Alva and Edith were enumerated in Mississiniwa Township, Darke County, Ohio in the 1920 and 1930 censuses.

     Known children of Edith Mabel4 GIMBEL and William Alva REISH, both born in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana, were as follows:

                  93       i.    Esther Marie5 REISH was born 30 December 1905. She died 3 February 1992 in Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana at age 86, and was buried 7 February 1992 in Spartanburg Cemetery, Randolph County. Esther married Everett E. BROWN 24 February 1940. Everett, the son of William and Mary (Brewster) Brown, was born 7 December 1912 in Randolph County. He died 1 May 2004 in Randolph County, Indiana at age 91, and was buried on 4 May 2004 in Spartanburg Cemetery. Everett was a farmer and was later employed by Syler Seeds in Winchester, Indiana

                  94      ii.    Mary Ada REISH was born 11 August 1907. She died 5 March 1978 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana at age 70, and was buried in Lisbon Cemetery, Union City. Mary never married.

 

     49.  Earl4 GIMBEL (Mary Magdalena3 Kraner, Caroline2 Eberhart, John Adam1), a blacksmith for Big Four Railroad, was born 27 July 1886 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana.

     Cora Edith Mann HORNE, Earl’s wife, was born 29 September 1890 in Spartansburg, Randolph County, Indiana. About 1909 she married [--?--] Horne and in the 1910 federal census was enumerated in the household of her parents, David M. and Jennie R. Mann, in Green Forks Township, Randolph County. Her husband of one year was not listed with her. On 28 June 1911 they had a son Melvin D. Cora’s husband died and she married Earl 12 August 1916 in Winchester, Randolph County. Six months after the birth of their daughter, Earl died in a fire 30 October 1918 in Bellefontaine, Logan County, Ohio at the age of 32. He was buried 2 November 1918 in Union City Cemetery. Cora died 21 January 1955 in Lakeview, Logan County at age 64, and was buried 24 January 1955 in Union City Cemetery.

     Known children of Earl4 GIMBEL and Cora Edith MANN were:

                  95       i.    Treva Mae5 GIMBEL was born 27 April 1918 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana and died 24 April 1986 in Springfield, Clark County, Ohio at age 67. She married first Virgil Honess WARD, son of Thomas J. and Viola M. Ward, 27 May 1938 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. Virgil was born 18 January 1912 in Ohio and died 21 September 1962 in Clark County at age 50. The couple had a daughter Arlyn Lee, born 7 July 1943 and died 17 June 1989 in Montgomery County at age 45. She never married. Treva married second Lee CLARK.

 

     50.  Irvin Frank4 GIMBEL (Mary Magdalena3 Kraner, Caroline2 Eberhart, John Adam1) was born 1 October 1888 in Salamonia, Jay County, Indiana. He married Mary Kyle RIDDLEBARGER 2 January 1915 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana.  At the time of his marriage Irvin was employed as a mechanic at a factory in Galt, Ontario, Canada. By 1920 he worked at Union City Wheel Works as a blacksmith and was the last employee to be let go when they closed their shop. He and Kyle, as she was called, lived in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio by 1930 and Irvin was an inspector at Dayton Power & Light Company, a position he held for 35 years. He died 27 October 1972 in Dayton at age 84, and was buried in Glen Haven Memorial Cemetery, Clark County, Ohio.

     Kyle, the daughter of Oscar and Belle F. Riddlebarger, was born 5 January 1895 in Ridgeville, Randolph County, Indiana. She died 8 March 1973 in Dayton at age 78, and was buried in Glen Haven Memorial Cemetery.

     Known children of Irvin Frank4 GIMBEL and Mary Kyle RIDDLEBARGER were:

                  96       i.    William Oscar5 GIMBEL was born 22 November 1915 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana. He graduated from Fairview High School in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio and attended the University of Dayton. Bill, as he was known, served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II and spent 39 years with the National Cash Register Company in Dayton before becoming general manager of Oak Creek Development Corporation in 1973. From 1960 to 1965 he was mayor of the city of Centerville, Montgomery County, Ohio. On 2 October 1937 Bill married Louise LAWRENCE who was born 18 June 1915. The couple moved to Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina in 1979 and it was here Louise died 22 January 1988 at age 72. Bill died 2 April 1997 in Columbia at age 81. Both were buried in Greenbriar Memorial Park, Columbia. Bill and Louise had a son Stephen Alex.

 

     51.  Hazel Dora4 GIMBEL (Mary Magdalena3 Kraner, Caroline2 Eberhart, John Adam1) was born 5 February 1891 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana. She married Ross Franklyn BAREFOOT, son of Walter Augustus and Anna Elizabeth (Lewellen) Barefoot, 24 December 1918 in Union City. Ross was born 2 April 1889 in Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana, and died at age 57 on 21 April 1946 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio of unaphalactic shock from a bee sting. He was buried 24 April 1946 in Memorial Park, Dayton. Ross was a jack of all trades, and held many jobs including meter reader for the Dayton, Power & Light Company, gas furnace repairman, and inspector for Chrysler Airtemp. He also worked for Inland Corporation and United Aircraft Products, and raised chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and bees.

     Upon the death of her husband, Hazel moved to California to live with her daughter Mary and son-in-law Albert.  She returned to Indiana and worked as a cook at the Union City Hospital from 1952 to 1956, and then resettled with her daughter Mary in the Los Angeles area.  Hazel died 20 February 1971 in Arcadia, Los Angeles County, California at age 80. The cause of death was cardiac arrest, myocardial infarction. She was buried 24 February 1971 in Memorial Park, Dayton.

     Known children of Hazel Dora4 GIMBEL and Ross Franklyn BAREFOOT, all born in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, were as follows:

                  97       i.    Walter William5 BAREFOOT was born 8 November 1919 and died 30 November 2002 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio at age 83. He served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II and for 30 years worked for the National Cash Register Company in Dayton as an assembler and foreman. He also owned and operated Barefoot Resort, a fishing camp in Cedarville, Mackinac County, Michigan. Walter married first Freda Eleanor MOORMAN 8 April 1939 in Dayton. Freda, the daughter of Frederick and Edna (Hank) Moorman, was born 21 July 1916 in Celina, Mercer County, Ohio. She died 26 December 1988 in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida at age 72, and was buried 30 December 1988 in Montgomery County, Ohio. Walter and Freda had four children: Janice Eleanor, Carol Ann, Deborah Jean, and Walter William II. Walter married second Vivian Marie SPARKS 14 December 1990 in Union, Montgomery County.

                  98      ii.    Robert Earl BAREFOOT married Mary Ellen DOTTS 31 January 1942 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. Mary Ellen was born 31 January 1923 in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana, the daughter of William and Rosetta ‘Susie’ Pearl (Gibson) Dotts. She died 11 January 2007 in San Diego, San Diego County, California at age 83 of a brain aneurysm, and was buried in El Camino Memorial Park in that city. Robert and Mary Ellen had a son Robert Dean and daughter Carolyn Sue.

                  99     iii.    Dale Eugene BAREFOOT was born 2 August 1923 and died 11 May 2004 in Florida at age 80. He was buried 17 May 2004 in Memorial Park, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. Dale served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II, and for 37 years was an assembler for the National Cash Register Company in Dayton. He retired in 1985. Dale married Agnes Josephine ‘Jo’ SCHULZE 7 February 1948 in Dayton. Jo, the daughter of Louis and Henrietta (Berke) Schulze, was born 17 June 1924 in Minster, Auglaize County, Ohio. She died 24 August 1996 in Pinellas County, Florida at age 72, and was buried 29 August 1996 in Memorial Park. Dale and Jo had five children: Constance Joyce, Kathleen Louise, Daniel Eugene, Gail Lynn, and Douglas Edward.

                100      iv.    Mary Elizabeth BAREFOOT married Albert Hansen 6 April 1946 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. He was born 6 November 1913 in Cotesfield, Howard County, Nebraska, the son of Jens Peter and Carrie E. (Andersen) Hansen of Denmark. Albert died 3 August 1989 in San Bernardino County, California at age 75, and was buried 12 August 1989 in Memorial Park, Dayton. He was an attorney for 26 years, retiring as senior legal counsel for Allstate Insurance Company in Los Angeles. Mary and Albert had no children.

                101       v.    Harold Edgar BAREFOOT married Pauline Lucille VANCE. They had a daughter Rebecca Jean.

 

     54.  Florence Marie4 GIMBEL (Mary Magdalena3 Kraner, Caroline2 Eberhart, John Adam1) was born 30 July 1903 in Union City, Randolph County, Indiana. She died 23 February 1994 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio at age 90, and was buried 26 February 1994 in Memorial Park, Dayton.

     Florence married Ray Emerson TODD 28 July 1923 in Union City. Ray was born 18 February 1898 in Bowen, Hancock County, Illinois, the son of J. Walter and Alameda Viola (Hamilton) Todd, and died 4 August 1966 in Dayton at age 68. He was buried in Memorial Park.  Ray served in the U.S. Air Force in Austin, Texas in 1918, and was for a number of years executive secretary for the National Cash Register Company in Dayton.

     Known children of Florence Marie4 GIMBEL and Ray Emerson TODD, all born in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, were as follows:

                102       i.    Carolyn Jeannette5 TODD was born 19 October 1925 and died 22 February 2006 in Charlottesville, Charlottesville County, Virginia at age 80. She married James Alvin SHANNON 16 August 1947 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio. Jim was born 29 January 1921 in Fairburn, Fulton County, Georgia, the son of Virgil Quillian, Jr. and Lula (Johnston) Shannon. He served as an Army Air Force B-25 bomber pilot in New Guinea during World War II and transferred to the Air Force when it became independent in 1947. Jim’s postwar assignments included command of a squadron in Germany and of a wing in Britain. He also was chief of the reconnaissance division in the directorate of operational requirements at Air Force headquarters, and deputy director for operations at the National Military Command Center in the Pentagon. Jim received three Legions of Merit and two Air Medals and rose to the rank of Brigadier General. Among his assignments was duty as secretary to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Jim died 5 December 1984 in Washington, District of Columbia at age 63, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Fairfax County, Virginia. Carolyn and Jim had a daughter Peggy Sue and son James Alvin, Jr.

                103      ii.    Marjorie Louise TODD married Donald William FITZGERALD. They had daughters Linda Diane and Cynthia Ann.

                104     iii.    Nancy Anne TODD married Thomas Maximus CONLON and had children Jennifer Marie and Thomas Todd.

 

     55.  George Henry4 STEPHENS (Jennie Ellen3 Kraner, Caroline2 Eberhart, John Adam1) was born 3 November 1896 in Indiana and died 13 January 1984 in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio at age 87. He was buried 17 January 1984 in Sunset Memory Garden, Darke County.

     George married first circa 1918 Mary Agnes SKINNER who was born 18 January 1899 in Ohio. In 1936 the couple divorced in Darke County and Mary Agnes died 25 April 1950 at age 51. George married second Estella M. SHIVERDECKER in 1940 in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana. She was born in August 1896, the daughter of John and Mollie Shiverdecker of York Township, Darke County, Ohio. Her brother Roy married Celia Armstrong, George’s half sister. (see #56 below) Estella had married first Ray Hartrum circa 1914 and they had sons Paul Leon, born 11 February 1915 and died 27 March 1992 in Montgomery County, Ohio at age 77; E. Wayne, born 31 March 1917 and died 27 July 2000 in Montgomery County, Ohio at age 83; and Bobbie. Estella died 3 November 1974 in Darke County at age 78.

     Known children of George Henry4 STEPHENS and Mary Agnes SKINNER, both born in Ohio were as follows:

                105       i.    Leroy Leon5 STEPHENS was born 28 December 1919 and died 12 February 2003 at age 83. His last known residence was Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. Leroy, who was also called Leon, married Twila Ruth BENNETT who was born 26 April 1915 in Pennsylvania and died 6 September 1995 in Ohio at age 80. Twila had been married previously to [--?--] Ashe and had children Joan Elizabeth and Robert Paul. In the 1920 and 1930 federal censuses she was enumerated with her mother Pearl in Girard, Trumbull County, Ohio.

                106      ii.    Illah Marie STEPHENS married Eugene F. BURKETT who was born 23 September 1922 in Darke County, Ohio, the son of Frank H. and Mary C. Burkett. He died at age 62 in December 1984. The couple had a daughter Kathleen Kaye and son Michael Jerome.

     There were no known children of George Henry4 STEPHENS and Estella M. SHIVERDECKER.

 

     56.  Celia Caroline4 ARMSTRONG (Jennie Ellen3 Kraner, Caroline2 Eberhart, John Adam1) was born 11 July 1902 in Indiana. She died 18 January 1980 in Ohio at age 77, and was buried in Block Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio.

     Celia married Roy L. SHIVERDECKER 23 December 1922. Roy was born 28 May 1898 in Ohio, the son of John and Mollie Shiverdecker of York Township, Darke County. His sister Estella married George Stephens, Celia's half brother. (see #55 above) Roy died 28 November 1982 at age 84.

     Known children of Celia Caroline4 ARMSTRONG and Roy L. SHIVERDECKER, all born in Darke County, Ohio, were as follows:

                107       i.    Evelyn Lucille5 SHIVERDECKER married Harold John STUCK and they had children Evelyn Marlene, Carl Leroy, Shirley Darlene and Jeanette Marie.

                108      ii.    Wilma Irene SHIVERDECKER was born 8 August 1926 and died 12 May 2002 in Miami County, Ohio at age 75. She was buried in Highland Cemetery, Covington, Miami County. Wilma married Paul Richard ROUTSON 30 August 1947 in Covington and they had a son Franklin Leroy and daughter Janet Lynn. Paul was born 1 September 1917 in Miami County and died 26 September 2006 at age 89. His last known residence was Lilburn, Gwinnett County, Georgia.

                109     iii.    Richard Lee SHIVERDECKER was born 10 June 1931 and died 21 April 2008 at age 76. His last known residence was Greenville, Darke County, Ohio. Richard married Margaret Patricia ROWE and they had children Dennis Lee and Dianna Lynn.

                110      iv.    Kenneth Duane SHIVERDECKER married Janet Ellen LEEPER and had children Sheila Renee and Brian Duane.

 

     57.  Gerald Ronald4 ARMSTRONG (Jennie Ellen3 Kraner, Caroline2 Eberhart, John Adam1) was born 2 September 1903 in Darke County, Ohio and died 23 July 1980 in that county at age 76.

    He married first Laura Myrtle HECKATHORNE 30 September 1922 in Darke County.  Laura was born 15 December 1896 in Twin Township, Darke County, the daughter of Edward R. and Minnie S. Heckathorne. She died 7 January 1929 in Darke County, at age 32. Some time after 1930 Gerald married second Mrs. Viola Mae POWELL who was born 17 December 1902 in Ohio. She had been married previously to Reuben Powell and they had sons Charles P., born in 1923 and died in 1948 in a plane crash in Angola, Steuben County, Indiana at age 25; and Donald Lee. By 1930 Viola and Reuben were divorced and she and her two sons were lodgers in a private home in Adams Township, Darke County. Viola died 2 August 1988 at age 85.

     Known children of Gerald Ronald4 ARMSTRONG and Laura Myrtle HECKATHORNE, both born in Darke County, Ohio, were as follows:

                111       i.    Robert Keith5 ARMSTRONG was born 26 August 1925 and died 3 November 1989 at age 64. He was buried in Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery in Darke County, Ohio. Robert married first Marjorie Mae WINCHELL who was born in 1927 and died 17 September 1973 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio at age 46. She was buried in Sunset Memory Garden. Robert and Marjorie had a son Christopher Ray. Robert married second Twila Maxine HARRIS in 1974.

                112      ii.    Mildred ARMSTRONG.

     There were no known children of Gerald Ronald4 ARMSTRONG and Mrs. Viola Mae POWELL.    

 

 

 

Published in April 2009                 

Prepared by:

Rebecca Barefoot

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