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Margaret Jane Keely Bixler
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Birth: Jan. 17, 1830
Huntingdon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 1912
Bluffton
Wells County
Indiana, USA

Daughter of Sebastian Keely(1802-1877) & Catherine Shultz(1806-1883)
Wife of Jacob Bixler(1827-1867)

Decatur Daily Democrat
Adams County, Indiana
Tuesday, Jan 16, 1912
(Error in Decatur Obit abstracts)
FUNERAL MONDAY
Mrs. Margaret Jane Bixler Laid to Rest With Appropriate Service
ONCE LIVED HERE
With Her Daughter, Mrs. J. D. Meyers - Well Known Wells County Lady
The J. D. Meyers family, Mr. and Mrs. George Henneford and others, were at Bluffton Monday afternoon, where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Meyers' mother, Mrs. Margaret Jane Bixler, whose death occurred Friday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Groh. For a while Mrs. Bixler made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Meyers, in this city, but went to Bluffton about six years ago to make her home with Mrs. Groh. Mrs. Bixler, who was born in Huntington County, Pa., January 17, 1830, would have reached her eighty-second birthday Wednesday. In early life Mrs. Bixler moved to Ohio and in Wooster, March 12, 1851, was married to Jacob Bixler. They afterwards moved to Bluffton, where he worked at his trade as a rope maker and there their five sons and three daughters were born.
After a prolonged residence there, the family moved to Vera Cruz, where they opened the Bixler hotel, which was one of the earlier institutions of the kind in the county. A short time after he entered business, about forty-four years ago, Mr. Bixler passed away, his wife maintaining the institution until about ten years agao, when she went to make her home with her daughters. The old hotel building was torn down, but Mrs. Bixler retained the ground. Six of her eight children survive. They are Mrs. J. D. Meyers of this city; Scott, of Delphos, formerly of this city; Mrs. Fred Groh, Bluffton; William Bixler, Bloomington, Ill.; Harry Bixler, Huntington, and John Bixler of Bluffton.
Mrs. Bixler became a member of the Christian church January 17, 1850 and since she had been a resident of Bluffton she was a member of the Reformed church.


 
 
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 Parents:
  Sebastian Keely (1802 - 1877)
  Catherine Shultz Keely (1806 - 1883)
 
 Spouse:
  Jacob Bixler (1827 - 1867)
 
 Children:
  Winfield Scott Bixler (1852 - 1917)*
  William H Bixler (1854 - 1919)*
  John Albert Bixler (1856 - 1927)*
 
 Siblings:
  Margaret Jane Keely Bixler (1830 - 1912)
  Sarah A. Keely Foncannon (1833 - 1909)*
  Sattia Haines Keely Kline (1836 - 1921)*
  Maria Steele Keely Mosure (1847 - 1908)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Bluffton
Wells County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Sue Allen
Record added: Apr 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68409051
Margaret Jane <i>Keely</i> Bixler
Added by: Sue Allen
 
Margaret Jane <i>Keely</i> Bixler
Added by: Sue Allen
 
 
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- Steve
 Added: Jul. 11, 2012
In memory
- Sue Allen
 Added: Apr. 15, 2011
 
 
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