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Harriet Melissa "Hattie" Zehrung
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Birth: Dec. 8, 1860
Tama County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 7, 1931
Gage County
Nebraska, USA

Harriet Melissa Zehrung, daughter of Jacob Charles Zehrung and Caroline Gettis, was known as Hattie. She was born on Dec. 8, 1860, at Toledo, Tama county, Iowa, and died of a stroke on Feb. 7, 1931, at her home in Beatrice, Gage county, NE.

On Jan. 4, 1880 in Jewell County, KS., Hattie married William Elton Whitmore, son of Phineas Crouch Whitmore and Pamelia Frost. He was known as Elt.

Elt was born on Jan. 18, 1861, in Illinois and died on Jan. 23, 1935, at Casper, Natrona county, Wy. They were both buried at Wymore, Gage county. They lived at Wymore from about 1900 to 1920, and in Beatrice after that. They were Christian Scientist. Elt was an iceman.



Anna May
b. Jan. 29, 1882, Iowa
d. Feb. 16, 1931, Denver, Arapahoe county, CO.

Alman Ray
b. Feb. 23, 1884, Iowa
d. Dec. 26, 1954, Longview, WA.

Carrie Dell, (twin)
b. April 20, 1886, Iowa
d. Oct. 24, 1931
Buried: Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice, Gage county, NE.

Cora Bell, (twin)
b. April 20, 1886, Iowa
d. Dec. 9, 1918
Buried: Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice, Gage county, NE.

b. Feb, 1886, Iowa

Charles C.
b. Feb. 15, 1888, Iowa
d. June 14, 1945, Casper, Natrona county, Wy.

Hallie Ervin
b. Nov. 4, 1889, Alliance, Box Butte county, NE.
d. Dec. 19, 1964, Freemont, Dodge county, NE.

Delburn Leo
b. Feb. 14, 1891, Alliance, Box Butte county, NE.
d. Nov. 5, 1955, Wymore, Gage county NE.
Buried: Wymore cemetery

George C.
b. March 23, 1893, NE.
d. Dec. 3, 1895, Liberty, Gage county, NE. (whooping cough)
Buried: Wymore, Gage county, NE.

Vernon C.
b. March 4, 1895 Liberty, Gage county NE.
d. Aug. 31, 1940

Nettie Marie
b. July 27, 1897, NE.
d. May 1, 1980, Freemont, Dodge county, NE.

ca. Jan., 1900

Claire E.
b. Jan., 23, 1901, Liberty, Gage county, NE.
d. Jan., 23, 1901, Liberty, Gage county, NE.

Neva Orpha
b. Aug. 17, 1902, Liberty, Gage county, NE.
d. July 8, 1927, Wymore, Gage county, NE.

Harriets obituary states that 12 children were born to this marriage and two sons and two daughters preceded her in death, five sons and three daughters survived her. Obviously something is amiss, because I have 15 names, eight sons, and seven daughters. One source listed Elton as the first child. One source does not list Harry. Obviously there is a problem with Harry, because his birth date does not fit. If we drop Harry then we have seven sons which is the requisite number, but we have seven daughters which is two over. Perhaps Claire was not counted because she was still born. That may also be the case with Florence.

Sources: CF-Ruby Coleman
CF- Phyllis Collyer
Riemann Zehrung file
Descendents of John Zehrung

Family links: 
  Jacob Charles Zehrung (1836 - 1893)
  Caroline Gettis Zehrung Rummerfield (1839 - 1924)
  William Elton Whitmore (1861 - 1935)
  Alza Lodema Zehrung Rotramel (1857 - 1932)*
  Anna Louisa Zehrung (1858 - 1943)*
  Harriet Melissa Zehrung (1860 - 1931)
  William Henry Zehrung (1863 - 1938)*
  Mary Lillian Zehrung (1864 - 1955)*
  Orpha Ladonia Zehrung (1867 - 1951)*
  John James Zehrung (1874 - 1939)**
*Calculated relationship
Wymore Cemetery
Gage County
Nebraska, USA
Maintained by: YouGoGenealogyGirl#2
Originally Created by: Lois Schwartz
Record added: Mar 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86874115
Harriet Melissa Hattie Zehrung
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- Lois Schwartz
 Added: Mar. 16, 2012

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