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Thomas S Crisman, Sr
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Birth: Aug. 12, 1805
Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 24, 1885
Porter County
Indiana, USA

Thomas Crisman, farmer, was born in Huntingdon County, Penn., August 13, 1805. He was the sixth of eight children composing the family of Benjamin and Mary E. (Yingling) Crisman, both of whom were natives of Maryland. In 1818, the family removed to Carroll County, Ohio, where Thomas lived until 1850, when he settled on the farm in Union Township, on which he has since resided. On November 25, 1830, he was married to Nancy Ringle, of Westmoreland County, Penn. As a result of this union thirteen children were born, nine of whom survive - Mrs. Lavina Shearer, of Lake County; Mrs. Hannah Gunder, of Porter County; Mrs. Eliza Smith of La Porte County; Mrs. Mary Matthews of Hobart;Harrison,John, Thomas,
Mrs. Louisa Sholl and Mrs. Alice Bentley. Mr. and Mrs. Crisman are members of the Lutheran Church. In politics, Mr. Crisman is a Republican. He has an excellent farm, with valuable improvements. He is a fair-minded and honored citizen.

Source: "Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana, Historical and Biographical," Goodspeed and Blanchard, 1882 page 339, 340 Union Township

In Memoriam.
Thomas Crisman was born in Huntington co., Penn., August 13th, 1805. On November 25th, 1830, he was married to Nancy Ringle of Westmoreland Co., Penna. As a result of this union thirteen children were born, nine of whom survive. In 1818 the family removed to Carroll Co., Ohio, where he lived until 1850, when he settled on the farm in Union township, Porter co., Ind. on which he has since resided. Uncle Tommy as he was mostly called has been failing in health for the last 4 or 5 years. On the 4th of last November he was persuaded by his friends to go to the polls to vote. As Uncle Tommy has always been one of the strongest Republicans in this neighborhood he consented to go. He made the remark that he guessed that it would be his last ride. So John Small Jr. hitched up in his father's buggy and took him to the polls. When he came back he said he felt a little sick so he went to bed and on last Wednesday evening at quarter to 10 his spirit passed to God who gave it. Thus has passed away the father endeared by much care, the loving, appreciative friend. His mission is ended, his conflicts are passed, his last hours were not so much harrassed by physical suffering as was feared. The poor body waisted by pain and inability to retain nourishment, grew weaker in its vital forces until they ceased to act, and as one sinking to slumber, Wednesday evening June 24th his spirit took its flight mid the mating song of birds to join in the sweeter song of the redeemed above. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. D. W. Andrews of the band. His remains were followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends to their last resting place in the Mosier grave-yard.

Dearest father thou hast left us,
And thy loss we deeply feel,
But we know t'was God bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: July 2, 1885
Volume Number: 29
Issue Number: 27
Page: 4
Column(s): 6

Family links: 
  Benjamen Crisman (1772 - 1855)
  Merelis Elizabeth Yingling Crisman (1774 - 1859)
  Nancy Ringle Crisman (1812 - 1900)
  Lovina Crisman Shearer (1831 - 1917)*
  Hannah Crisman Gunder (1833 - 1918)*
  Eliza Jane Crisman Smith (1835 - 1923)*
  Mary Crisman Matthews (1838 - 1917)*
  Harrison Crisman (1838 - 1910)*
  Ellen Crisman (1844 - 1846)*
  Nancy Crisman (1845 - 1845)*
  John Crisman (1846 - 1927)*
  Thomas S Crisman (1848 - 1919)*
  Malinda Crisman (1850 - 1871)*
  Louisa Crisman Sholl (1852 - 1937)*
  Alice Crisman Bentley (1855 - 1950)*
  Isaac Crisman (1797 - 1879)*
  Hannah Crisman Eidenier (1801 - 1879)*
  Frederick A Crisman (1803 - 1879)*
  Thomas S Crisman (1805 - 1885)
  Ruth Crisman Hardesty (1807 - 1855)*
  Eliza Crisman Shoup (1810 - 1893)*
  Benjamin Grammer Crisman (1814 - 1904)*
*Calculated relationship
Mosier Cemetery
Porter County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: Wayne Gunder
Originally Created by: Kathy in NW Indiana
Record added: Mar 11, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18347388
Thomas S Crisman, Sr
Added by: Jackie & Ralph
Thomas S Crisman, Sr
Added by: Jackie & Ralph
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 Added: Mar. 23, 2011

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