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 Henry Ely

Henry Ely

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Death 7 May 1864 (aged 66)
Burial Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 14590125 · View Source
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Born Berks County, Pa, Pine Grove twp., s/o Henry Ely and Ann Marie Apple, married Mary Isley June 10, 1827, Tippecanoe county, Indiana
CARVED ON Tombstone, "Their toils are past, Their work is done, They fought the fight, The victory won."
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HENRY ELY, deceased, was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, December 18, 1797, a son of HENRY and ANN MARIA (APPLE) ELY, who were natives of Germany. His mother died when he was a lad of nine years, and his father subsequently married again. Unable to endure the treatment of his stepmother, he left his home, and soon made his way into Ohio, and in 1825 he left that State for Tippecanoe County, Indiana. The following year he married MISS MARY ISLEY, who was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, July 9, 1810, a daughter of DANIEL ISLEY, with whom MR. ELY came to Indiana. He shortly after settled on a heavily timbered quarter section of land in Fairfield Township, which he improved and lived on until his death, which occurred of heart disease, May 7, 1864. He was a man highly esteemed throughout the community in which he lived, and was ever noted for honesty and uprightness of character.

In early life he was a member of the Lutheran church, but on coming to this county he found no church of his choice, and became connected with the United Brethren, and later became a member of the Christian church, and died in that faith. MRS. ELY died July 10, 1887, of paralysis, after a lingering illness. Both MR. and MRS. ELY will long be remembered for their Christian and benevolent virtues.

Of their eleven children ten are still living, eight being residents of Tippecanoe County. The names of their children are as follows: JOHN, CATHERINE, PHILIP, HENRY, MARY ANN, SARAH ABIGAIL, SUSAN, DANIEL, JONAS, MARIA JANE, and JACOB E. DANIEL ISLEY, the father of MRS. ELY, was born in one of the Carolinas, of English parentage, but reared in Tennessee. He was married in Ohio, to CATHERINE SCHNEPP, a lady of German ancestry, and in the fall of 1825 settled in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

DANIEL ELY, son of HENRY ELY, is one of the substantial men of Fairfield Township, and one of its most respected citizens. He was born on the old homestead of his father, where he has always lived, the date of his birth being September 28, 1844. He was united in marriage to MISS LETITIA DUMM, a native of Ohio, born in Ross County, November 5, 1847, and to them have been born six children, of whom five yet survive: JACOB S., MILES W., ANNA MAY, SARAH E., and GRACE G. A daughter named MARY C. died aged six months. JOHN DUMM, the father of MRS. DANIEL ELY, was a native of Pennsylvania, but reared from his twelfth year in Ohio, and was married in that State to SARAH McCABE. They came to Tippecanoe County, Indiana, about 1852, and settled in Perry Township, living there until their death. MR. DUMM was a Lutheran in his religious faith, his wife being a member of the United Brethren church.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, pp. 385-386. The Lewis Publishing Company, 113 Adams Street, Chicago, 1888


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  • Created by: Thelma Brooks Morgan
  • Added: 12 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14590125
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Ely (18 Dec 1797–7 May 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14590125, citing Isley Cemetery, Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Thelma Brooks Morgan (contributor 46519845) .