Margaret Jane <I>Ware</I> Vandeveer

Margaret Jane Ware Vandeveer

Grant County, Indiana, USA
Death 11 May 1893 (aged 35)
Dawes County, Nebraska, USA
Burial Dawes County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 87100436 · View Source
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1st PHOTO: Margaret Jane Ware (Tintype)
2nd PHOTO: Wedding picture of Margaret Jane Ware and Joseph Long Vandeveer
3rd PHOTO: Headstone. This headstone was placed on the grave of Margaret in 2008 by Fred W. Knecht, Betty L. Knecht Bailes, and Lloyd L. Knecht, great grandchildren of Margaret Jane Ware.
4th PHOTO: Ware sisters, Melissa, Mary, Margaret, Cassander
1 May 1889;Severance, Doniphan, Kansas
5th PHOTO: Original headstone for Margaret Jane Ware. Her birth date should be 1857, not 1852.

1857: Margaret Jane "Janie" Ware was born in Green Township, Grant County, Indiana the daughter of John Andrew Jackson Ware and Rachel Ann Vanhorn. She was named after her grandmother, Margaret Roberts Ware. She was a descendant of Revolutionary War soldier, John Ware, Sr.
1860: Margaret J. is listed as age 2 in the U.S. Census.
1862/1866: According to the obituary of Margaret's father, John A.J. Ware, the family moved from Green Twp., Grant County, Indiana to Nodaway County, Missouri in 1862 and lived there until 1866 when they moved to Wolf River Twp., Doniphan County, Kansas.
1870: She is listed in the 1870 U.S. Census as Margaret J., age 12, born in Indiana.
1880: Margaret Jane married Joseph Long Vandeveer at Severance, Doniphan County, Kansas. "Married by Chief Justice James A. Campbell on April 18, 1880, Mr. Joseph Vandeveer, of Atchison County,[Kansas] and Miss Margaret J. Ware, daughter of John Ware, Esq., of this neighborhood. - Kansas Weekly Chief.
1880: Margaret and Joseph were farming near Whiting, Jackson County, Kansas.
1880: Arthur Andrew Vandeveer was born in Whiting, Jackson County, Kansas on June 21, 1880. --Family records of Fred W. Knecht and U.S.Army, Register of Enlistments for Arthur Andrew Vandeveer.
1887: Emma Alberta Vandeveer, daughter of Margaret Jane and Joseph Vandeveer was born on July 13, 1887 at Table Rock, Pawnee County, Nebraska.
1887: Dawes County, Nebraska: A photo of Arthur and Emma was taken in Chadron, Dawes County, Nebraska when Emma was 5 months old.
1887: According to the School Census for Highland Center, Margaret and Joseph farmed the S.W. part of Section 6, Dawes County, Nebraska.
1893: Margaret Jane Ware Vandeveer died at Pine Summit, Dawes County, Nebraska on May 11, 1893 as a result of childbirth. She is buried in the Highland Center Cemetery, about 14 miles SW of Chadron, Nebraska.

Besides Emma and Arthur, two other children were born to Margaret and Joseph Vandeveer but died in infancy.

Margaret Jane Vandeveer died at her home at Pine Sumit, May 11, 1893, aged 35 years, 6 months and 15 da. She was sick only a few days. She leaves three children; one a little babe only a few days old. Her funeral sermon was preached by Rev. T.C. Balch of Chadron Circuit May 12 at her home near Pine Summit. Her last hours were full of joy and faith in a merciful redeemer. Friends told me that they had never witnessed such a glorious triumph. It appeared to her as to Stephan; that the invisible world appeared and she knew she was going home. Skeptics would take from human beings, that which alone can flood the last hours with light and joy, and launch without faith and without hope. T.C. Balch


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  • Created by: Fred & Betty Pauly Knecht
  • Added: 20 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 87100436
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Jane Ware Vandeveer (26 Oct 1857–11 May 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 87100436, citing Highland Center Cemetery, Dawes County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Fred & Betty Pauly Knecht (contributor 47689313) .