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 Mary Ann <I>Momenteller</I> Downs

Mary Ann Momenteller Downs

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 4 Sep 1908 (aged 79)
Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA
Burial Santa Fe, Galveston County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 102887836 · View Source
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Her parents emigrated from Switzerland/Germany in 1819. They first lived in Phildelphia. In the 1830's they moved to Carroll County, Ohio.

Mary Ann married John Downs before 1850. In 1850 they were both 21 and living in Carroll Co, OH. They had with them 3-year-old Ellen Lindesmith, who was the child of Mary Ann's sister Louisa who had recently died. (2 of her sisters married Lindesmith men.)

In Nov, 1860 her brother-in-law, John Lindesmith wrote them a letter inviting them to move to Illinois, which before long they did. They settled in Fayette Co, IL, and her sister Lucetta's Lindesmith family, who were Jefferson Co, IL joined them (and maybe their sister Barbary Morledge also joined them there). They were in Kaskaskia, Fayette Co, IL in 1870 and 1880.

In 1889 they were in Galena, KS with several Lindesmith relatives who were moving to Oklahoma. John and Mary Ann were in Galveston, Texas by June, 1900. They were just in time for the great hurricane that hit Galveston Sept 8, 1900, killing about 8,000 people. They both survived this storm and died a few years later.

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  • Created by: M.J. Freeman
  • Added: 31 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102887836
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Ann Momenteller Downs (7 Jun 1829–4 Sep 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102887836, citing Alta Loma Cemetery, Santa Fe, Galveston County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by M.J. Freeman (contributor 47116079) .