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John Wagaman
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Birth: 1780
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1852
Monroe County
Indiana, USA

Johannes Wagaman, or "John" as he was usually known, was born in Pennsylvania during the Revolutionary War. He was the son of a shoemaker, William Wagemann, Sr., and his first wife. William, referred to by later generations as William the Pioneer, was born in 1753. John's father was married 3 times over the years.

John's mom was the mother of 8 children when she died in the mid to late 1790's. John's siblings were Margaret, Christian, Michael, Elizabeth, Jacob, Mary and Susannah.

After the death of John's mother, his father married Sarah "Sally" (unknown surname) around 1801 in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. William, Sr. and Sally had 3 children--William, Jr., Henry and Sarah--who were John's half-brothers and half-sister.

Sometime between 1796 and 1802, John joined family and friends who left Pennsylvania to head west on rafts and flatboats they floated down the Ohio River. He made his way to Jessamine (Old Fayette) County, Kentucky, where the name "Johannes Wagemann" appeared on records as having paid taxes on a horse in 1802.

That same year, John married Barbara "Barbry" Houser on 29 Mar 1802 in Jessamine County when he was about 21-years-old. Her father, Abraham Houser, a Minister of the Gospel, performed the ceremony.

John and Barbry were the parents of 14 children, all born in Jessamine County. After 19 years of marriage, the Wagamans acquired 92 acres of land on Jessamine Creek from Barbry's dad, Abraham.

John's father, William, was widowed for a second time in 1819. He then moved to Montgomery County, Ohio, where he married his third wife, Barbara Rineberger, on 21 Nov 1826.

One of John and Barbry's daughters, Anna, left Kentucky and married her husband, Emanuel Hoover, in 1826 in Clermont County, Ohio. In 1830, 2 of John and Barbry's sons, Abraham and Solomon Wagaman, also left Jessamine County and resettled in Monroe County, Indiana. John and Barbry, along with most of their other children, followed them to Clear Creek Township in Monroe County in 1833.

John and Barbry bought 80 acres of land in Clear Creek on 13 Dec 1833. They purchased more land there, and in Perry Township, from 1836 to 1843 bringing their total to 280 acres.

John's father, William, died in Elkhart County, Indiana in 1836.

One of John and Barbry's daughters, Alice Ann, married Abraham Franklin on 11 Feb 1847. He died soon after their marriage, and Alice returned to her parents' home by 1850. A young girl, Caroline Franklin, also lived with the family at that time; she may have been Alice's daughter or step-daughter. No more information is known about Alice.

Eventually, several of the John and Barbry's children decided to move again and leave Indiana. Abraham, Solomon, David, Martha and John Wagaman headed west and settled in the northwestern part of Missouri.

At the time of his 1852 death, John was about 71-years-old. The specific location of his burial in Monroe County, Indiana is unknown.

Barbry joined the Wagaman children in Carroll County, Missouri after her husband passed away. She died there in 1859.

Children: 9 daughters, 5 sons.

Father of:
Elizabeth "Betsy" Wagaman Grow
Abraham Wagaman
Sarah Ann "Sally" Wagaman Trisler*
Nancy "Anna" Wagaman Hoover
Solomon Wagaman
Joshua Harrison Wagaman, Sr.
Susannah A. Wagaman Rohrer
Mary Wagaman Mitchell
David Wagaman
Martha Wagaman Bryant
John R. Wagaman
Catherine Wagaman Bales*
Lucy Ann Wagaman Vint
Alice Ann Wagaman Franklin

[*Note: The burial place for John and Barbry's daughter, Catherine Wagaman BALES, is unknown at this time. However, the memorial for her oldest child can be found on Find A Grave. Please click here to see the memorial for Milton BALES.]

John's siblings and their birth years:
1778 Margaret "Peggy" Wagaman Miller
1783 Christian Wagaman, Sr. (more info)
1785 Michael Wagaman
1790 Anna "Elizabeth" Wagaman Kinsey
1791 Jacob Wagaman. Sr.
1793 Mary Wagaman Miller
1794 Susannah Wagaman Snyder

John's half-brothers and half-sister:
1800 William Wagaman, Jr.
1802 Henry Wagaman
1809 Sarah Wagaman Baker
Family links: 
  Barbara Houser Wagaman (1785 - 1859)
  Elizabeth Wagaman Grow (1803 - 1830)*
  Abraham Wagaman (1804 - 1856)*
  Nancy Wagaman Hoover (1806 - 1877)*
  Sarah Ann Wagaman Trisler (1806 - 1853)*
  Solomon Wagaman (1807 - 1905)*
  Joshua Harrison Wagaman (1810 - 1899)*
  Susanah "Susan" Waggaman Rhorer (1811 - 1904)*
  Mary Wagaman Mitchell (1813 - 1861)*
  Martha Wagaman Bryant (1814 - 1878)*
  David Wagaman (1814 - 1880)*
  John R. Wagaman (1817 - 1865)*
  Lucy Ann Wagaman Vint (1824 - 1900)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Lynn Marie Vint
Record added: Jun 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38167561

4th great grandfather
- KathyCook
 Added: Jul. 20, 2014
3rd GGG Grandfather May you RIPI wish I had of been able to of known you...You are in my HeartGod Bless you.
- Paula Metzler
 Added: May. 25, 2014
From your 5th great grandson.
- Jake Monkman
 Added: Oct. 13, 2013
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