|Death: ||Oct. 18, 1889|
Little is known yet of Nancy's early life--family lore has it that her parents were Scotch-Irish and from Ohio. She was 21 when she married German immigrant Friedrich Christian Immelt on July 31, 1833, in Pike County, Ohio. He was a recent immigrant with a young son Friedrich Ferdinand; his wife Maria Elisabeth and two young children Christena and Wilhelm had died in Albany, New York, shortly after the family arrived in America.
Nancy and Christian raised six more children. The two oldest daughters Elizabeth and Catherine Nye married men of German origin and raised large families in Pike County, Ohio. Three boys, John, Philip and William, married in Ohio, but moved to Illinois following the Civil War, where the name, after many iterations, eventually was spelled Emel.
The youngest daughter Sarah marries Richard Halterman in Ohio, but then disappears from records after the death of baby John in Illinois. Her widower husband and known children are discovered also living in Missouri by 1880. They were: Frank, Minnie May, Winfield Ray, James Albert and Jennie.
The family experiences turmoil when the father dies sometime in the 1850s; children not of age are placed in guardianship. Nancy marries Benjamin Franklin Brown on January 26, 1860, in Pike County, Ohio. Sometime during the 1870s B. F. and Nancy come to Hurricane Township in Lincoln County to live with his son James, wife Kate and young family.
Finding this second great grandmother buried in this peaceful place on a hill with the Mississippi River in view down below was quite a highlight for my genealogist cousin and me.
Benjamin Franklin Brown (1806 - 1890)
Elizabeth Immelt Jordan (1834 - 1920)*
Catherine Nye Immelt Shrader (1837 - 1916)*
John Emel (1838 - 1918)*
Philip Alfred Immel (1840 - 1918)*
William Immel (1844 - 1921)*
Nancy, wife of B. F. Brown, Oct 18, 1889, age of 77 years.
Note: Nancy's inscription appears on the back of the marker for her husband. It is faint and easy to miss.
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Created by: EmilyEm
Record added: Mar 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87516120
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