Vianna Melissa <I>Ware</I> Leonhard

Vianna Melissa Ware Leonhard

Birth
Severance, Doniphan County, Kansas, USA
Death 14 Jul 1954 (aged 85)
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Burial Severance, Doniphan County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 82946035 · View Source
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Vianna Melissa Ware was the daughter of John A. J. Ware and Rachel Ann Vanhorn, one of nine children. Her father was born in Warren County, Ohio, the son of John Albertson and Margaret Roberts Ware. Her mother was born in Miami Township, Clermont, Ohio.

Vianna was raised in Severance, Kansas. On 15 Nov 1899 she married Penrose Milton "Pan" Leonhard in Severance. They had at least two children:
Thelma L., b. c. 1904, KS
Erma Louise, b. c. 1906, KS

Viana lived the remainder of her life in Kansas, and died in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas on 14 Jul 1954. She was buried a few days later in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Severance, next to her husband who had preceded her in death on 12 Oct 1948.

Sources:
1. 1870 US Census for John Ware living in Wolf River Township, Doniphan, Kansas. Listed are John Ware (head) age 41 born in Ohio, wife Rachel A. age 40 born in Ohio, dau Cassandra born 1851 in Indiana, son Franklin born 1854 in Indiana, son Robert born 1856 in Indiana, dau Margaret J. born 1858 in Indiana, son John W. born 1860 in Indiana, dau Melissa born1868 in Kansas, and dau Mary E[liza] born 3 months prior to the 1870 census [7 Aug 1870], abt April 1870.
2. 1880 US Census for Rachel Ware in Wolf River, Doniphan, Kansas. Listed are John Ware age 51 (Farmer) born in Ohio (parents born in New Jersey), wife Rachel age 49 born in Ohio, father born in Ohio, mother born in Virginia, son J. W. age 20 (farm laborer) born in Indiana, dau Malissa age 12 born in Kansas, and dau Eliza age 10 born in Kansas.
3. Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925 (Census date is 1 Mar 1895) for Rachel A. Ware. Lists J. A. Ware age 66, Rachel A. Ware age 64, Melissa Ware age 27.
4. 1910 US Census for Penrose M. Leonhard & family living in Wolf River Township, Doniphan, Kansas. Lists Penrose M. age 45 born abt 1865 in Pennsylvania (both parents from Germany), wife Mellissa V. age 42 born abt 1868 in Kansas (both parents from Ohio), dau Emma Louise age 5 born abt 1905 in Kansas and dau Thelma L. age 6 born abt 1904 in Kansas.
5. 1920 US Census for P. M. Leonhard, wife Vianna and family living in Wolf River Township, Doniphan County, Kansas. Lists P. M. age 54 born abt 1866 in Pennsylvania, wife Vianna age 50 born abt 1870 in Kansas, dau Thelma age 16 born about 1904 in Kansas, dau Erma age 14 born abt 1906 in Kansas. Penrose parents were both born in Germany. Vianna's parents were both born in Ohio.
6. 1930 US Census for Erma L. Leonhard. Lists Pen/Pan M. Leonhard age 65 born abt 1865 in Pennsylvania, wife Melissa V[ianna] age 63 born abt 1867 in Kansas, dau Erma L. (divorced) age 22 born abt 1908 in Kansas.
7. Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925. Census date 1 Mar 1905. Lists P. M. Leonhard age 40 born abt 1865 in Pennsylvania, wife M. V. age 36 born abt 1869 in Kansas, dau Thelma age 1 born abt 1904 in Wolf River Township, Doniphan county, Kansas. Also living with them is Melissa's father, John A. J. Ware age 78 born abt 1827. John's wife Rachel had just died in 1902.
8. 1900 US Census for P. M. Leonhard and wife M. V. living in Wolf River Township, Doniphan County, Kansas. Lists P. M. Leonhard age 35 born Aug 1864 in Pennsylvania, wife M[elissa]. V[ianna]. age 31 born Mar 1869 in Kansas. Also living with them is a female Emma Vandebeere age 11 born Jul 1888. She is the "Ward" of Penrose and Melissa.

Research and bio written by Rich Ware



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  • Created by: Rich Ware
  • Added: 4 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 82946035
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Vianna Melissa Ware Leonhard (3 Mar 1869–14 Jul 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 82946035, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Severance, Doniphan County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Rich Ware (contributor 47399261) .