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 Abraham W. Ammerman

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Abraham W. Ammerman

  • Birth 14 Jun 1830 Somerset County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 14 May 1905 New Carlisle, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Hamilton, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 20382794

Abraham ("Abram") W. Ammerman
(spelled with three "m's")
is the son of
William Amerman (1802-1864)
(spelled with two "m's"), and his
wife Eliza Ann Schenck (1806-1875).
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Note: PLEASE, do NOT transfer this
memorial to other web sites.
Thanks, Nancy (Letcher) Heib.
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Abraham moved with his parents, from
New Jersey to Ohio about 1838.
They then moved to Indiana about 1850.
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Abram was married on March 17, 1853 in
Terre Coupee Pairie, later known as
Hamilton, St. Joseph County Indiana,
to Mary Jane Vorhes, the daughter
of John H. Voorhees and his wife
Maria Kershaw,
by Alonson H. Pidge, Minister
(a Methodist minister; the same
minister who preformed the
marriage ceremony for his sister
Mary Catherine Ammerman and
James Kizer Sr.) --------------
Note: Marriage record recorded in
"Marriage Records, St. Joseph Co. IN,
Vol. IV-VI 1855-1873", located in the
Indiana State Library genealogy
department in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Note: These marriage records also
include a marriage record for his
brother, John Arthur Ammerman [Sr.],
who married Hannah Mariah Patrick on
Jan. 1, 1862 in St. Joseph Co. IN.
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Abraham also had a sister named
Ellen Ann Ammerman/Amerman. She
was born in 1846 in Ohio.
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Abram and Mary Jane had nine children,
(listed under his wife,
Mary Jane Ammerman).
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Abraham and his wife Mary lived
with their family for several
years in Iowa (about 1856 - 1859).
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Note: On Abraham and his wife
Mary Jane's headstone, the surname
is spelled "Ammerman" (with three "m's"),
but on the headstones for their three
young children, the surname is spelled
"Amerman" (with only two "m's").
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Type in the other spelling, when
searching for the memorials for
these children.
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Also, on their grown son Theodore and
his wife Sarah's headstone, the
surname is spelled as "Amerman"
(with only two "m's").
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Abram and his family lived in
Terre Coupee, Ind. (later called
Hamilton, St. Joseph Co. Indiana),
and then in
New Carlisle, St. Joseph Co. Indiana.
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Abram died at the age of 74 years
and 11 months.
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Abraham's obituary was published in
the "South Bend Weekly (Tribune)",
newspaper in South Bend, Indiana
on May 20, 1905, page 7. It reads:
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Abraham Ammerman Dead.
New Carlisle, Ind.

Abraham Ammerman, who lived east
of here, died Sunday morning after
a long illness. Mr. Ammerman was
past 70 years of age.
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Abram and his wife Mary Jane Ammerman
are buried in the Hamilton Church
Cemetery, next to the (historic)
Hamilton Church, located on the corner
of Chicago Trail and Walnut Road in
Olive Township, Hamilton, St. Joseph
County, Indiana (N.-E. of New Carlisle).
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Abram's mother Eliza Ann Amerman
(spelled with two "m's"),
and at least six of Abram's nine
children are also buried here.
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The burial records of the Hamilton
Church Cemetery, located in the Indiana
State Library in Indianapolis, IN
states the following:
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Buried in the "Amerman" lot are:
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Abraham W. "Ammerman" 1830-1905
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Mary J. (his wife) 1836- 1919
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Maria, Dau. of A. W. and M. J. Ammerman
d. April 27, 1868,
age 8 years, 11 months and 28 days.
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John F., Son of A. W. & M. J. Ammerman
d. Nov. 28, 1866,
age 5 years, 3 months and 5 days.
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Schuyler C.,
Son of A. W. & M. J. Ammerman
d. March 28, 1868,
age 2 years, 2 months and 19 days.
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Eliza Ammerman, wife of Wm. Ammerman
[& mother of Abraham], d. Dec. 8, 1875,
age 69 years, 4 months and 16 days.
_______________________________

Abraham and Mary's headstone reads:

(On the flat top of the headstone is)--
AMMERMAN

(On the left side of the front is:)
MOTHER
MARY J.
1836-1919
(On the right side of the front is:)
FATHER
ABRAHAM W.
1830-1905
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Note: Their children Schuyler and
Maria, died one month apart.
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The history of the (historic) Hamilton
Church in Terre Couppe, Ind. (now
called Hamilton, Ind.), can be found
in the Public Library in New Carlisle,
Indiana (REF 977.2 TUR).
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Abram's sister Mary Catherine and
her husband James Kizer Sr. are
buried in the Osceola Cemetery,
located East of Mishawaka and
Osceola, Indiana.
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Click on photos, for enlargements
and captions.
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Note: See the memorials for his
family, on this web site:
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Father, William Amerman, of IN
(spelled with two "m's").
Mother,
Eliza Ann (Schenck) Amerman, of IN
(spelled with two "m's").
Brother, John Arthur Ammerman Sr.,
of Missouri (spelled with three "m's").
Sister,
Mary Catherine (Ammerman) Kizer, of IN.
Wife,
Mary Jane (Vorhes) Ammerman, of IN.
Daughter,
Harriet (Ammerman) McBain, of Indiana.
Son, Theodore F. Amerman, of IN
(spelled with two "m's").
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  • Created by: Nancy Heib
  • Added: 10 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20382794
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Abraham W. Ammerman (14 Jun 1830–14 May 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20382794, citing Hamilton Church Cemetery, Hamilton, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Nancy Heib (contributor 46828360) .