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Barbara Chipres (#46592345)
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Karl Thacker
Michel Wickersham Thacker

My name is Karl Thacker, and Michel Wickersham, b 1844, should be my 2nd gr-grandmother. She was married to Thomas B Thacker in 1873. In the 1880 Census they are listed with a son, Elton, aged 13. However, in 1870 Thomas is living with his parents (post Civil War service) and there is no wife or child listed. If Elton (sometimes Thomas Elton) was his, I would think there was at least a chance he would have been shown with him in 1870. Also, I can find no trace of Michel in the 1870 Census. At least not named Wickersham.

Is anyone aware of Michel having a child prior to marrying Thomas Thacker? My own YDNA (male) does not match to Thacker, but instead matches first to Swift, then Sanders, Knuckles and Gerrard/Girard. I'm starting to wonder if Elton was Michel's, which would explain the DNA and her absence from 1870 Census. I also notice Elton is not listed in the children & grandchildren of Isaac's will.

Any help would be great appreciated.
Thank you
Karl Thacker
West Des Moines, Iowa
Added by Karl Thacker on Aug 25, 2015 10:34 AM
L Evans
Evan Wickersham
I can try to look at it again.... it came directly from Kennett MM Records.... names are similar in spelling, so I will look VERY closely at what is actually written, not transcription.
Added by L Evans on Jun 04, 2015 10:39 AM
Aaron Elliott
Aunt Jennie Talmadge
Thank you so very much Barbara for the quick response to the edits I sent for Jennie Beatrice (Maxwell) and her husband, Charles Emmett Talmadge.


Added by Aaron Elliott on Jun 03, 2015 7:39 AM
Jamie Niekamp
Emma J. WOODARD Cosand via via Parke County Journal, Fri., 30 Jul 1897, p. 4: Obituary
Emma J., daughter of Isaac N. and Lucy A. Woodard was born 2 Sep 1861 at Coloma, Parke county where she lived and received her early education after which she entered the State normal at Terre Haute, graduating there in the spring of 1879.
She was one of the best teachers of the state, having taught in the public schools of this state and Kansas for 11 years, trying to teach the young minds of the children to be nobler and to elevate themselves to a higher state of being.
She was married to Aaron T. Cosand, 6 Aug 1891, in Haviland, Kansas, living there until February 1896, when they removed to Henry county, IN. She was teaching school near Knightstown the past winter and moving last spring to where she met her untimely death, 23 Jul 1897, aged 35 years, 10 months and 21 days, from the effect of an electric stroke while preparing supper.
To this union was born one son, Verling G., aged 4 years, whom she leaves; she also leaves a kind and indulgent husband, a father and a mother, two brothers and one sister. She had a birthright in the Friends church, giving herself to Christ and His cause in early childhood, ever after loving and trusting Him. She was an active worker and teacher in the Sunday school, and attended church when circumstances would permit, always trying to elevate mankind to something nobler and to make preparation for the world to come; always trusting in Jesus and doing anything she could for the cause of Christ and the elevation of her fellow man. She was a very kind and affectionate wife and mother, very industrious and economical, trying hard to do her part as a wife and mother it being her earnest desire that they should accumulate enough of this world's goods that they might have a small home of their own . But alas, in the time when ye think not, the Son of Man cometh and cuts down His richest flowers, not to wither and fade away, but to be garnered and gathered with those who love and serve Him while on this earth.
She had been afflicted for several months, but endured it with great gentleness and without murmvring [sic - murmuring] hoping to soon regain her former strength.
The cause of her death was an electric stroke near by where she was found, while in her kitchen preparing the evening meal. Being found in an unconscious condition medical aid was summoned immediately, but life was found to be extinct, and she had passed into the great beyond awaiting the resurrection of the dead, where she will have an abundant entrance into the realms of glory.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.O Binford, pastor of Friends church at Knightstown, Ind. from Friends church at Richsquare, Henry county, and the remains were laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery adjoining the church. A very large concourse of people followed the remains to their resting place, an paid their last tribute of respect to one that had learned to love.
Added by Jamie Niekamp on Dec 31, 2014 11:52 AM
Leona R. (Lodge) Duncan

I've taken care of the request you made about the Brogan's!
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Added by Leona R. (Lodge) Duncan on Dec 17, 2014 3:51 PM
John Burrage
Thank you for your prompt response and adding my information to your memorial for John. It is greatly appreciated. Regards, Linne
Added by Velcro on Nov 14, 2014 11:22 AM
Loraine Lucas
Isaac Wickersham
I am during research for a new found relative and his ancestor is Isaac so the note you place on the posting was interesting and appreciated knowledge. Thank you.
Added by Loraine Lucas on Jul 11, 2014 7:26 PM
Berttha (Boone) Winowiecki's granddaughter
Dear Barbara,
Bertha's granddaughter Lynette last name was Nemitz.
Sad situation, she died while bathing of a heart attack. Dana
Added by Dana on Apr 26, 2014 5:20 PM
ID Military in Westlawn-Hillcrest
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.


If you have already received this message, please accept our apologies for the duplicate message.
Added by C.C.Diamond on Feb 23, 2014 1:45 PM
Gone Gravin ♥
New Edit System
I was double-checking corrections that I had sent under the new system and found many were not processed. I don't know if you know about the new EDITS tab to the right of your name. If you click on it, it shows pending edits received through this new system. If you agree to make the changes, click the button at the bottom. Thanks.
Added by Gone Gravin ♥ on Jan 13, 2014 6:28 AM
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