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Henry Minar
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Birth: Apr. 11, 1806
Schoharie County
New York, USA
Death: Oct. 13, 1877
Cass County
Michigan, USA

The stone reads, "Uncle Henry Minar". It is within the Lamb Family plot. Ann Eliza Minar/Miner/Minor was the wife of Jairus Lamb. She later married Samuel Cox,(they were my grandparents) and lastly George Snider, and as so named- as George's wife- she is buried next to the Lambs here.

This would seem to be Ann Eliza's brother- an uncle to her children. KG

This is a biography from the 1905 History of Jefferson County New York. Henry is listed in the last part.

DR. ELBRIDGE GERRY MINAR, a practicing physician of Mannsville, New York, is a native of the state, born in Elhsburgh, July 23, 1859, son of Captain John Minar and Betsey R. Blount. He is a descendant of an ancient and widespread family whose name variously appears as Miner, Minor, Minar and Minard. His American ancestor was John Minar, born April 11, 1780, died October 28, 1845. John Minar took to wife Catherine Colon, who was a lineal descendant of Dominie Bogardus and Anneke Jans, a princess, and granddaughter of William III of Holland. To Dominie Bogardus was born a son William, William was father of a daughter Annette, who became the wife of Jacob Bower. Their daughter, Anna Elizabeth Bower, became the wife of Jacob Quackenbos. whose son Ryemier, married Catherine Walden. They had a son Peter, who married Lytic Marsenas, of Schenectady, New York, November 1, 1701, whose son married Anna Scott, May 10, 1723. John Quackenbos, son of the marriage last named, was grandfather of Catherine Colon.

John Minar, Sr., and his wife, Catherine (Colon) Minar, were the parents of the following named children: 1. Christian, born December 16, 1803, died September 16, 1804. 2. Henry, born April 11, 1806. 3. John, February 15, 1811. 4. Ann Eliza, March 22, 1813. 5. Abraham, May 7, 1815. 6. Lydia. April 1, 1818. 7. Lyman. February 19, 1822. 8. Catherine, June 16, 1825. 9. Norman, June 11, 1830, drowned November 21, 1846.

The part about Anneke Jans being a princess, etc, seems to be family legend and not fact. KG


1850 United States Federal Census about Henry Miner

Age: 44
Birth Year: abt 1806
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1850: Penn, Cass, Michigan
Gender: Male
Family Number: 1414

Household Members:
Name Age
William Miner 50
Margaret Miner 44
William Miner 15
John Miner 13
Henry Miner 11
Caroline Miner 9
Mary Miner 7
Ann Miner 5
Henry Miner 44


1860 United States Federal Census about Henry Minor

Age in 1860: 51
Birth Year: abt 1809
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1860: La Grange, Cass, Michigan
Gender: Male
Post Office: La Grange

Household Members:
Name Age
John Lyons 43
M A Lyons 29
Lewis C Lyons 9
Clara E Lyons 6
Hannah Lyons 5
Mary L Lyons 3
James A Lyons 1
Henry Minor 51

William and Margaret Miner- see 1850 census- are on the farm next door.


1870 United States Federal Census about Henry Miner

Age in 1870: 61
Birth Year: abt 1809
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1870: Newberg, Cass, Michigan
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Cassopolis

Household Members:
Name Age
Jacob Keen 62
Margaret A Keen 38
John C Keen 8
Edward Keen 6
Henry Miner 61


There is a Henry P. Miner in the 1830 census for Marietta, Washington, OH. He is aged 20-29 enumerated with a female-same age, with 2 females aged 5-10. Likely not this man, as no other use of a middle initial. But noted.

Several Ancestry trees have his death October 13, 1877 at Wakelee, Cass Co., MI. I have not yet found data to this effect.

Family links: 
  John Minar (1780 - 1845)
  Catherine Colon Minar (1780 - 1870)
  Henry Minar (1806 - 1877)
  John Minar (1811 - 1898)*
  Ann Eliza Minar Snider (1813 - 1873)*
  Abram Minar (1815 - 1897)*
  Lyman Minar (1822 - 1907)*
*Calculated relationship
Moon Cemetery
Cass County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Kent Gebhard
Record added: Jul 16, 2010
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