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Ida Ann Zent Hawkins
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Birth: Nov. 20, 1865
Huntington County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 1931
Grant County
Indiana, USA

Ida d/o George W. Zent & Lydia A. Bushong of Warren [Bellville] Indiana-Huntington County.

Ida married 3 times:
Jacob Franklin Huffman [never married-one son Jake]
Reason Rittenhouse 1842-1928 Huntington Co. IND
William [Bill] Spath
George Charles [Charlie] Hawkins

Old family letter from Zent line gave Bill Spath as last husband of Ida Zent. He was from Huntington Indiana, & enjoyed his alcohol.

Ida lived with Jacob Franklin Huffman in Lancaster, Indiana-Huntington County & had son Jacob [Jake] Henry Huffman prior to any marriages. Jacob Franklin Huffman is buried at Lancaster, In-Lancaster Cem. in Huntington County. SR 221
Jacob Franklin Huffman 1859-1935 Huntington County, In-Lancaster Indiana

Ida A. Zent & Jacob Franklin Huffman NEVER married each other, but each did marry 3 times in their life. They had son Jacob Henry Huffman in Huntington Co. IN.

Jacob H. went by Jake. Born: Mar. 12, 1883 Wells County Indiana, USA and Death: Mar. 10, 1954
Grant County-Marion Indiana.
Jake married Iva Mae/May Brown m.1905 Grant County, Indiana.
Jake children: Georgia Marie, Dorothy,Chester,Edith,Opal. Raised & adopted cousin of Zent family;Bryce"Gene" Eugene Zent
Jacob Henry Huffman went by Jacob Rittenhouse when young for a short time according to my mother Georgia. Also I have his first reader with his name sign Jacob Rittenhouse.

Jake had 2 half sisters by name of Rittenhouse on mom side: Mamie & Sylvia. Mamie lived in Marion, Indiana. Ida is buried next to daughter Sylvia Frisk in Urbana Ill.


United States Census, 1900 for Ida Rittenhouse
Name: Ida Rittenhouse
Titles & Terms:
Residence: Mt. Etna town (part), Huntington, Indiana
Birth Date: Nov 1865
Birthplace: Indiana
Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
Spouse: Reason Rittenhouse
Spouse's Titles & Terms:
Spouse's Birthplace: Indiana
Father's Titles & Terms:
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's Titles & Terms:
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Race or Color (expanded): White
Head-of-household Name: Reason Rittenhouse
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 17
Estimated Marriage Year: 1883
Mother How Many Children: 3
Number Living Children: 3
Film Number: 1240378
Image Number: 00392

Household Gender Age
Spouse Reason Rittenhouse M Jul 1842 Indiana/Ohio/Ohio
Ida Rittenhouse F Indiana/Indiana/Indiana
Child Jacob Rittenhouse M
Child Mamie E Rittenhouse F
Child Sylva Rittenhouse F

Jacob is my grandfather [Jacob [Jake]Henry Huffman]. Jacob used Rittenhouse name for a short time, even my mother Georgia stated this. I have in my possession Jake's first reader when he was a young boy starting school; Jake hand wrote his name in book as Jake Rittenhouse. Took his father name of Huffman for life. Jake 1/2 sisters is Mamie & Sylvia. Sylvia is buried by Ida in Urbana Ill, Woodlawn Cem. ILL.

Mayme "Mamie" Ethel Rittenhouse b.Mar. 12, 1886 d.1970 Marion Ind.; she m. Charles "Chas" S. Murphy in Allen Co Ind-m1922.;R. Pilcher m.last husband; m. Clarkson M. "Pap" Shawley; m. Leroy Briggs m. 1903 [Mayme-4 marriages]

Sylvia M. Rittenhouse b.May 28, 1889 d. July 21, 1910. Sylvia married John Frisk. 1910 census John 26-Sylvia 21. Frisk is on marker in Urbana Ill. Buried next to mother, Ida

Note: Sources are elder family members & bible plus records.

Mayme E. Rittenhouse Pilcher: FAG: #94682379 
Family links: 
  George W. Zent (1832 - 1913)
  Lydia Ann Bushong Zent (1836 - 1906)
  Reason Rittenhouse (1842 - 1928)
  Jacob Franklin Huffman (1859 - 1935)
  Jacob Henry Huffman (1883 - 1954)*
  Sylvia M. Rittenhouse Frisk (1889 - 1910)*
  Mary Zent Cottrell (1854 - 1929)*
  William Clement Zent (1863 - 1930)*
  Ida Ann Zent Hawkins (1865 - 1931)
  Allen Sylvester Zent (1869 - 1962)*
  Henry Franklin Zent (1874 - 1924)*
  Ella May Zent Zent (1877 - 1941)*
*Calculated relationship
Woodlawn Cemetery
Champaign County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Wilma Van Ness
Record added: Jun 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91696103
Ida Ann <i>Zent</i> Hawkins
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- Wilma J. Van Ness-Marion
 Added: Jun. 10, 2012

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