Minnie Adelia <I>Schermerhorn</I> Lennon

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Minnie Adelia Schermerhorn Lennon

  • Birth 7 Dec 1869 Illinois, USA
  • Death 31 Jan 1939 Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 55474830

Minnie Adelia Schermerhorn Kenyon Lennon
07 December 1867 - 31 January 1939


Galena, Kan., Feb. 1 -- Mrs. Min-
nie Adelia Lennon, 70 years old,
died at Freeman hospital in Joplin
last night as a result of pneumonia
and other complications. She en-
tered the hospital a week ago today.

She had lived in Galena since
1923, coming here from a farm in
the Quaker Valley community,
where she had lived seven years.

She was a member of the Galena
Woman's Club, the P. E. O. sister-
hood and the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a brother, Lyman
J. Schermerhorn of Greenville,
Mich., who, with Mrs. Schermer-
horn, has been spending the winter
with his sister here.

Joplin News Herald
February 1, 1939


Minnie Adelia Schermerhorn Kenyon Lennon
07 December 1869 - 31 January 1939

Lennon Rites Saturday

Galena, Kan., Feb. 2 Funeral
services for Mrs. Minnie Adelia
Lennon will be held at 2 oclock
Saturday afternoon at the home,
803 East Fifth street, with the Rev.
John McKinsey, pastor of the Pres-
byterian church, in charge. Burial
will be in Mount Hope cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be W. H.
Poole, Bert Bailey, T. O. Moeller,
William Stephenson, James Mc-
Cullagh and George R. McCullagh.
Honorary pallbearers will be F. E.
Milner of Miami, Albert Schmidt,
William Schmidt, Ira C. Perkins,
M. J. Pickett, George L. McCullagh,
H. A. Browne and F. T. Robeson.

The Joplin Globe
Thursday, February 02, 1939


Minnie Adelia Schermerhorn
Kenyon Lennon Kinyon


Galena, Kan., June 27 Mrs. Min-
nie Lennon, 803 East Fifth street,
and Mr. Frank Kinyon of Seattle,
Wash., were married today at Car-
thage. Kinyon arrived today from
Seattle and the marriage took place
this afternoon. Mrs. Kinyon is
prominent in social circles here and
takes an active part in civic and
welfare work in the city. Besides
her social clubs, she is an active
member of the Galena Chapter of
the American Red Cross, the li-
brary board, the City Central Re-
lief Board and is an active worker
in the Missionary Society and
Ladies Aid Society of the Presby-
terian church.

Mr. and Mrs. Kinyon will reside

The Joplin Globe
June 27, 1932

Note: Apparently didn't last long &/or she reverted back to her previous husbands name.


Family notes:

Edgar Backus Schermerhorn -
Born Nov. 19, 1851 in Channahon, Will County, IL.
Died Feb. 01, 1923 Galena, KS.


Will County IL Marriage Records:
Schermerhorn, Isaac B. and Backus, Jane
07/07/1850 License No. 1291

Note: Bachus/Backus was found spelled both ways. Backus was probably an incorrect spelling.


From copy of the deed from Columbus Courthouse:

This would appear to be Edgar's heirs. They all signed the Galena Belle Mansion over to their sister Minnie:

QUITCLAIM DEED of March 31, 1923
Lucius B. Schermerhorn, single [Widowed]
Byron L. Schermerhorn and Phena, his wife
Lyman Jay Schermerhorn and Jennie, his wife
Ralph Schermerhon and Matie, his wife
Minnie Kenyon Lennon


Michigan Marriages:

Schermerhorn, Lucius B. & Lottie Churchill
25 Mar 1883 Pg 209 Vol. A
Schimerhorn, Byron L. & Phena Hahn
05 Sep 1888 Pg 16 Vol. C
Schermerhorn, L. J. & Jennie Waters
12 Jan 1893 Pg 106 Vol. C
Schermerhorn, Minnie A. & Ed Kiniou
06 Mar 1889 Pg 28 Vol. C
(Groom s/b Kinion aka Kenyon??)


Cemetery information:

East Montcalm Cemetery, Montcalm Twp., Montcalms County, MI


Byron L. 10 Sep 1857 - 02 Nov 1927
Phena [Hahn] 21 May 1866 - 29 Jan 1945
Ralph E. 1885 - 1968
Maytie [?] 1886 - 1973 (w/o Ralph)

Riverside (Langston) Cemetery, Langston Pine Twp, Montcalm Co., MI


Lucius B. 09 Nov 1855 - 07 April 1935
Lottie [Churchill] 19 Jul 1880 - 27 Jun 1902
Lyman J. 1862 - 1940
Jennie L.[Waters] 1875 - 1961
Neitzel Herbert H. 1889 - 1964 (son-in-law of
Mrs. L. J. mentioned in newspaper?)


Mount Hope Cemetery Mausoleum:

Bottom, North side: Edgar B. Schermerhorn,
11/19/1851 - 2/01/1923
Next Up, North side: Abbie Schermerhorn,
9/27/1850 - 12/23/1915
Next Up, North side: Orpha Brannon,
3/27/1853 - 3/28/1919 Sister of Abbie
Top, North side: Ella Schermerhorn,
11/17/1877 - 1/18/1923

Bottom, South side: James Lennon
From Obit: 6/17/1852 - 8/13/1928
Next up, South side: Harriet M. Lennon,
8/11/1865 - 9/18/1910
Next Up, South side: Minnie A. Lennon,
12/07/1867 - 1/31/1939
Top, South side: Apparently empty.


First wife, Abbie Brown Simpson.

Jasper County MO. Marriage records:

Edward B. Schemerhorn - Abbie Simpson
21 Nov 1878 366 Book F
She should have been listed as Mrs. His name is incorrect. Because he was called "Ed" for Edgar, maybe they assumed he was Edward?

Second wife, Ella Marie Brace Sumner.

Harriet M. Schermerhorn Lennon
and sister
Minnie Adelia Schermerhorn Kenyon Lennon
were both married to James K. Lennon.

From Don Freeman, a Schermerhorn researcher:

Abbie was the first entombed in the Schermerhorn Mausoleum. However obviously their mausoleum was not completed when Abbie passed as she was first entombed on 12/26/1915 in the Rogers Mausoleum & then removed and entombed in the Schermerhorn on 08/26/1916. My information shows that she had the disease "gastritis" and that she had a bronze casket. So apparently their mausoleum was constructed between 01/1916 & 08/1916.



[DF] Don Freeman [cfreeman2@sbcglobal.net]

Lennon James K., 17 Jun 1852, d. 13 Aug 1928, h/o Harriet & Minnie Schermerhorn, [DF]
Lennon Minnie A., b. 1869, d. 31 Jan 1939, 2nd w/o J.K. Lennon, [DF]
Lennon, Harriet M., b. 11 Aug 1865, d 18 Sep 1910, 1st w/o J.K. Lennon, Removal from Ks. Cemetery to family mausoleum 10/01/1928, [DF]
Schermerhorn Edgar Bachus, b. 19 Nov 1851, d. 01 Feb 1923, s/o Isaac B. Schermerhorn & Mary J. Bachus, [DF]
Schermerhorn Ella M., b. 17 Nov 1877, d 18 Jan 1923, 2nd. w/o E.B. Schermerhorn, [DF]
Schermerhorn, Abbie, b. 22 Sep 1851, d. 23 Dec 1915, 1st w/o E.B. Schermerhorn, d/o Thomas Brown & Anne Smith, [DF]
Brannon, Orpha B., b. 27 Mar 1854, d. 29 Mar 1919, d/o Thomas Brown & Anne Smith, [DF]


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 55474830
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Minnie Adelia Schermerhorn Lennon (7 Dec 1869–31 Jan 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55474830, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Orlena (contributor 46627566) .