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John Leech married 6 June 1822, Harrison County, Ohio to Fanny Baals



1840 Census Madison Township, Richland County, Ohio
John Leach   Males 40-50    1   Females 40-50     1
             Males 15-20    2   Females 10-15     2
             Males 10-15    2   Females  5-10     3
                                Females under 5   1


1850 Census Madison Township, Richland County, Ohio 20th September 1850.
614 617 Benjamin Leech   27 M Farmer      O.  
        Rebecca Leech    25 F             O.  
        John E. Leech     1 M             O.  

616 619 John Leech        59 M farmer 3200 Md  
        Fanny Leech       50 F             Pa  
        Joseph Leech      23 M farmer      O.  
        Esther J Leech    21 F             O.  
        Mary A Leech      18 F             O.  
        Nancy Leech       16 F             O.  
        Emily Leech       14 F             O.  
        Elizabeth Leech   12 F             O.  
        John Leech         8 M             O.  
1850 Census Smith Township, Whitley County, Indiana 16 Oct 1850
895 922 James Leech       25 M Farmer  700 O.  
        Elizabeth Leech   20 F             O.  
        John Leech      1/12 M             Ind.
896 923 Sarah Martin      44 F         450 N.C.
        David Martin      18 M Farmer      N.C.
        James Martin      17 M Farmer      N.C.
        Samuel S. Martin  15 M             N.C.
        Hiram Martin      14 M             Ia. 
        William Martin    12 M             Ia. 
        Lucinda Martin     8 F             Ia. 
        David Russeau     70 M Cooper      N.C.
897 924 Samuel Leech      24 M Farmer  700 O.  
        Diana Leech       22 F             N.C.
        Sarah F. Leech  1/12 F             Ia. 

1860 Census Madison Township, Richland County Ohio 19 June 1860
 986  996 John Leech      67 M Farmer    10000 1000 Md. 
          Fanny Leech     60 F                          
          Elizabeth Leech 31 F Domestic             O.  
          John Leech      18 M Farm hand                
1860 Census Cedar Township, Benton County, Iowa 1 August 1860
1112 1008 Benjamin Leech  36 M Farmer      300  275 Ohio
          Rebecca Leech   35 F                      Ohio
          John E Leech    11 M                      Ohio
          Joseph E Leech   9 M                      Ohio
          Elias S Leech    7 M                      Ohio
          Alice R Leech    4 F                      Iowa
1860 Census Taylor Township, Benton County, Iowa 18th July 1860
 730  654 Joseph Leech    31 M Farmer     2000  150 Ohio
          Lucinda A Leech 23 F                      Ohio
1860 Census Smith Township, Whitley County, Indiana 11th July 1860
1083 1088 James Leech     36 M Farmer     3000  415 Ohio
          Elizabeth Leech 31 F                      Ohio
          John W Leech    10 M                      Ind.
          Fanny I Leech    7 F                      Ind.
          James A Leech    5 M                      Ind.
          Wm A Leech       3 M                      Ind.
1860 Census Smith Township, Whitley County, Indiana 11th July 1860
1094 1099 Samuel Leech    35 M Farmer     3000  980 Ohio
          D Leech         30 F                      N.C.
          Sarah F Leech   10 F                      Ind.
          Lucinda Martin  19 F Domestic             Ind.

1870 Census Madison Township, Richland County, Ohio
16th June 1870, Post Office: Mansfield Ohio
 174  171 John Leach     28 M W Farmer                   Ohio          
          Mary Leach     25 F W Keeping House            Pennsylvania  
          Aldora Leach    5 F W                          Ohio          
          Thomas Leach    3 M W                          Ohio          
          Fanney Leach 8/12 F W                          Ohio          
          John Leach     79 M W retired Farmer           Md.           
1870 Census, 3rd Ward, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio 4th July 1870.
  31  42 Joseph Leech    42 M W Constable      3400 2400 Ohio          
         Lucinda Leech   36 F W Keeping house            Ohio          
         Carroll E Leech  9 M W                          Iowa          
         Jennette Leech   7 F W                          Ohio          
         Jennie Leech     7 F W                          Ohio          
         Samuel Leech     5 M W                          Ohio          
         Harvey M. Leech  1 M W                          Ohio          
1870 Census Smith Township, Whitley County, Indiana
23rd August, 1870 Post Office: Columbia City, Ind.
   2   2 Samuel Leach     44 M W  Farmer       6400  850 Ohio          
         Diana Leach      42 F W Keeping House           North Carolina
         Sarah F. Leach   20 F W                         Indiana       
         Alla D. Leach     4 F W                         Indiana       
         Nathan Jones      9 m W                         Indina        
         John Coverstone  23 M W Farm Laborer 
1870 Census Smith Township, Whitley County, Indiana
25th August 1870, Post Office: Columbia City, Ind.
  47  45 James Leach      46 M W Farmer        5000  850 Ohio          
         Elizabeth Leach  40 F W keeping House           Ohio          
         John Leach       20 M W works on farm           Ohio          
         Fanny J. Lech    16 F W                         Ohio          
         William Leach    12 M W                         Indiana       
         Meriah Leach     10 F W                         Indiana       
         Elmer Leach      15 M W                         Indiana       
1870 Census Big Creek Township, Black Hawk County, Iowa
23rd August 1870, Post Office: Waterloo, Iowa
 141  159 Benj. Leech     47 M W Farmer       5000  850 Ohio          
          Rebecca Leech   45 F W Keeping house          Ohio          
          Jos. Leech      19 M W Farmer                 Ohio          
          Elias Leech     17 M W                        Ohio          
          Frankin Leech    1 M W at home                Iowa          
          John Leech      21 F W Farmer                 Ohio    May   
          Florence Leech  17 F W Keeping house          Wisc.   May   



1882 History of Whitley County Indiana paged 343-344:

JAMES LEECH (deceased) was born in Wayne County, Ohio, in 1824, & was the son of John & Fanny Leech, the former a native of Ireland & the latter of Irish descent. Mr. Leech was reared on a farm, & in 1846 came to this township to occupy land entered by his father some years previously, which he made his permanent home. August 2, 1849, he married Elizabeth Strean, daughter of John & Maria Strean, the former a native of Ireland & the latter of Irish & German extraction, & to their union were born seven children, of whom three sons & two daughters are living. Mr. Leech was an active Democrat in politics, & much interested in home enterprises. He brought out from the forest a fertile & productive farm, & built up for himself a pleasant home after much toil & enduring many privations, & February 28, 1879, departed this life at the age of fifty-five years. His widow survives him & is now a resident upon the old homestead. Mr. Leech was one of eleven children, & in June, 1873, attended a re-union of his father's family at his youngest brother's residence, near Marshfield, Ohio, there being present the father, five sons, six daughters, six sons-in-law, three daughters-in-law & twenty-seven grandchildren-the family circle being complete, with the exception of the mother, who had been called to her last home but a few years previously.


Obituary

Cornelius Linvill was born in Rush county, Indiana, July 10 1854. When he was 6 years his father moved with the family to the present neighborhood where he was raised to manhood, & was loved by all who knew him. At the age of 22 years he was united in marriage to Sarah Frances Leech, to whom seven children, were born, of which one has preceded him to that better land in infancy. He was converted to God 20 years ago through the sickness of the first son, who was very near death & he asked God to spare the child, & promised Him if he would that he would live a christian life. Since that time he has devoted his services to the cause of God. During his affliction of nearly eight years, he has loved his pain, which was most intense, with song & prayer. He was always cheerful during his sickness & was asking God for his divine aid, of which he has been wonderfully blest. In his last days when he foresaw that his work on earth was soon over, he called his family to his bedside to give them his last earthly advice, directing them how to do at the event of death. While he yet had his reasons, which fortunately remained with him until the end, he told them all how to dispose of the body at death, making every arrangement in detail himself. After which he told them that his life's work was ended & his prospects for heaven were sure & his peace with God had been made & that he was now ready for the master's call, & farther told them all to meet him in heaven. It seemed he could not go until he could see his father & brother who were hurrying to his bedside to get one last look at their loved one, the sister being unable to come, being sorely afflicted with disease. The mother preceded him thirteen years to that heavenly home leaving the same advice to her children. When father & brother arrived he was waiting to see them. He yet knew them & gave them a last word & told them also to meet him in heaven, & then said he was ready to go. Soon after going to sleep & continuing so til shortly before death. He leaves a wife, six children, five grandchildren, a father, sister & brother to mourn the loss. He died January 3rd, 1904, being 49 years, 6 months & 23 days old.

BROTHER

Columbia City Post, January 9, 1904

Donald E. Gradeless


The following Linvill Clipping were copied by Dale Linvill, Clemson SC & were from their family collection.

Obituaries.
LINVILL--Cornelius Linvll was born in Rush County, Indiana. July 1, 1854. When he was 6 years old his father moved the family to the present neighborhood where he was raised to manhood & was loved by all who knew him. At the age of 22 years he united in marriage to Sarah Frances Leech, to whom seven children were born, of which one preceded him to the better land in infancy. He was converted to God 26 years ago through the sickness of the first son, who was very near death & he asked God to spare the child, & promised Him if he would he would live a christian life. Since that time he has devoted his services to the cause of God. He leaves a wife, six children, five grandchildren, a father, sister & brother to mourn the loss. He died January 3rd, 1904, being 49 years, 6 months & 23 days old.

LINVILL
Cornelius Linvll died Saturday evening at his home in Smith Township near Round Lake after a prolonged illness from stomach & liver trouble & rheumatism, asthma being the immediate cause of his death. The deceased was 50 years of age July 10, 1903. He leaves a wife & six children, three of whom are married. The funeral occurred Tuesday at the home. Rev. Paige officiating interment at Christian Chapel Cemetery near Merriam.

Obituary.
Cornelius Linvill was born in Rush county, Indiana, July 10 1854. When he was 6 years his father moved with the family to the present neighborhood where he was raised to manhood, & was loved by all who knew him. At the age of 22 years he was united in marriage to Sarah Frances Leech, to whom seven children, were born, of which one has preceded him to that better land in infancy. He was converted to God 20 years ago through the sickness of the first son, who was very near death & he asked God to spare the child, & promised Him if he would that he would live a christian life. Since that time he has devoted his services to the cause of God. During his affliction of nearly eight years, he has loved his pain, which was most intense, with song & prayer. He was always cheerful during his sickness & was asking God for his divine aid, of which he has been wonderfully blest. In his last days when he foresaw that his work on earth was soon over, he called his family to his bedside to give them his last earthly advice, directing them how to do at the event of death. While he yet had his reasons, which fortunately remained with him until the end, he told them all how to dispose of the body at death, making every arrangement in detail himself. After which he told them that his life's work was ended & his prospects for heaven were sure & his peace with God had been made & that he was now ready for the master's call, & farther told them all to meet him in heaven. It seemed he could not go until he could see his father & brother who were hurrying to his bedside to get one last look at their loved one, the sister being unable to come, being sorely afflicted with disease. The mother preceded him thirteen years to that heavenly home leaving the same advice to her children. When father & brother arrived he was waiting to see them. He yet knew them & gave them a last word & told them also to meet him in heaven, & then said he was ready to go. Soon after going to sleep & continuing so til shortly before death. He leaves a wife, six children, five grandchildren, a father, sister & brother to mourn the loss. He died January 3rd, 1904, being 49 years, 6 months & 23 days old.
BROTHER

(No Date)

The infant girl of Ira Anderson & wife of Smith township, died Saturday morning from Cholera infantum aged 10 months & 10 days. The funeral occurred Sunday 2 p. m. at Eel River church south of Churubusco.

(c 1908)

Mrs. Josie Anderson Dead.
Mrs. Josie Anderson, wife of Ira Anderson, a well known young farmer of Smith township, died Friday at 10:20 a.m., from consumption. She had been afflicted with the disease for a number of months & for six weeks had been confined to her bed during which time the progress of the fatal malady was swift & sure. She bore her suffering patiently until death.
Eva Josephine Anderson was born in Smith township, June 3, 1878, & was aged 30 years, 6 months & 1 days. She grew to womanhood in Smith township & was united in marriage about thirteen years ago to her bereft husband. Four children were born to them, the youngest dying in infancy. Three sons survive her--Roscoe, Willard & Emery, the oldest aged 12 years & the youngest 7 years. Besides her husband & children she leaves her mother, Mrs. Cornelius Linvill, of Smith township; three brothers, George, of Fort Wayne, Cleveland & Arthur, on the farm in Smith township, & three sisters, Mrs. Edna Black & Mrs. Ora Beck, of Fort Wayne, & Mrs. Daisy Hull, of Andrews.
The deceased was a member of the Church of God & her death is an irrepairable loss to her husband & children. The sympathy of all is extended to the bereft ones.
The funeral will be held Sunday at 10 a.m., at the Blue River church, Rev. Johnson officiating; interment in the church cemetery.

(No Date)

THE DEATHS
______
Anderson

Mrs. Ira Anderson, wife of a well known Smith township farmer, & sister of Mrs. Edna Black & Mrs. Ora Beck, of this city, passed away at 10:40 o'clock on Friday morning at her home near Churubusco, after a long illness from tuberculosis. She had been critically ill for some time & sank rapidly at the end.
Besides the bereaved husband here are three brothers & three sisters surviving. Besides the sisters mentioned, there are Cleveland & Arthur Linvill, of Smith township, & George Linvill, of this city, & Mrs. Daisy Hull, of Andrews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock from the Blue River church.

(c. 1909)

PLEASANT SURPRISE

Sunday, April 17th, about forty friends & relatives gathered at the home of Mrs. Sarah F. Linvill in Smith township, to remind her of her 60th birthday anniversary. The guests came with well filled baskets, after Mrs. Linvill rallied from her surprise she began to make her guests welcome. The day was spent in pleasant conversations. At a late hour the guests departed wishing Mrs. Linvill many more happy birthdays.
Among those who were present were:
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Richey, Mr. & Mrs. Ed. Anderson, Mrs. Wm. Anderson, Mr. & Mrs. C. W. Crow & daughter, Hazel, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Linvill & daughter. Mr & Mrs. Hiram Hedge & son, Mrs. Ellen Paulus, Mrs. Martin Crabil, Mr. Albert Crabil, Mr. W. A. Leech, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Claxton & daughter, Miss Blanch Claxton, Mr. & Mrs. Bert McDaniel, Mr. & Mrs. John Fleck, Mr. Ramond Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Amos Zeigler, Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Egolf & son, Mr. Arnie Egolf, Mr. & Mrs. C. H. Linvill & daughter, Master Willard Anderson, Master Emery Anderson, Mr. Roscoe Anderson, Mr. & Mrs. M. E. Hull & family of Andrews, Mrs. W. A. Black of Ft. Wayne' Mr. & Mrs. Geo. W. Linvill of Ft. Wayne.

(1912)

MRS.CORNELIUS LINVILLE

Mrs. Sarah Linville died at her home five miles west of Churubusco last Thursday with stomach & bowel trouble. She was a woman of many estimable qualities, a kind mother, devoted wife & obliging neighbor.
She was born April 18, 1849; she was married a number of years ago to Charles Winebrenner who preceded he in death about 35 years ago. One child was born to this union, Mrs. Edna Black, of Fort Wayne, She was again united in marriage to Cornelius Linville.
To this union were born five children, three boys & two girl--Mrs. Ora Beck, of Ft. Wayne; Mrs. Milton Hull, of Andrews; George Linville, of Ft. Wayne, Arthur Linville, of Smith township, & Cleveland Linville, who lived with her. She also leaves twelve grandchildren. Her funeral was held at the Salem M. E. church Sunday morning at 10 o'clock the service being conducted by Rev. Luckenbill, of Columbia City, & the burial in the cemetery near the church.

(1912)

Was Born & Raised in Whitley
County--Funeral will be Sun-
day From Salem M. E.
Church

(Friday's Daily.)
Mrs. Cornelius Linville died at her home in Smith township Thursday evening after an illness of a few weeks duration. She was 60 years & twenty-eight days of age & her death was due to catarrh of the bowels. The deceased had spent the greater part of her life in Smith township & since the death of her husband eight years ago, has made her home with her son, Cleveland H. She was one of the highly respected & esteemed citizens of that vicinity & in her passing, a good woman has been taken from this earthly sphere.
The decease was a daughter of Samuel & Diana Leach & was born in this county April 18, 1849. She grew to womanhood & married Charles Winebrenner about forty years ago. One children survives that union, namely Mrs. William Black, of Fort Wayne.
In 1875 the deceased was married to Cornelius Linvill & to this union seven children were born, five still surviving. They are: Mrs. Ora Beck, of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Daisy Hull, of Andrews; George Linvill, of Fort Wayne, & Cleveland & Arthur, both of Smith township. One sister, Mrs. Charles Gaff, of Fort Wayne, also remains to mourn her death.
Mrs. Linvill was a member of the Church of God & led an upright Christian life. She was the mother of a large family & lived to see them all married & settled comfortably before her death. She took great satisfaction in the success of her children & they were a comfort to her always.
The funeral will be held Sunday morning at 10:00 O'clock from the Salem M. E. Church at Blue River & the interment will be in the Blue River Cemetery. Rev. L. A. Luckenbill, of this city will preach the funeral sermon.

(1912)


WHITLEY WOMAN DEAD

Daughters & Sister Reside in Fort Wayne

Columbia City, Ind., May 18--The funeral of Mrs. Cornelius Linvill, who died at her home in Smith township, will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Salem M. E. church. She was 60 years of age & her death was due to catarrh of the bowels. The deceased had spent the greater part of her life in Smith township & since the death of her husband eight years ago, has made her home with her son, Cleveland H. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. William Black & Mrs. Ora Beck, of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Daisy Hull, of Andrews, George Linvill, of Fort Wayne, & Cleveland & Arthur, both of Smith township One sister, Mrs. Charles Gass of Fort Wayne, also remains to mourn her death. Mrs. Linvill was a member of the Church of God & led an upright Christian life, highly esteemed by all who knew her.

(1912)

DEATH ROBS HOME
OF YOUTHFUL WIFE

MRS. CLEVELAND LINVILL, OF
SMITH TOWNSHIP DIED
MONDAY

Had Been Sick About Three Months
--Leaves Daughter and
Husband.

Mrs. Cleveland Linvill, of Smith township, died Monday morning at 6 o'clock, after an illness of about three months duration, at the age of 28 years, three months & twelve days. The deceased, while not in the best of health, attended the funeral of her mother, at Ashley, the day before Christmas, & soon afterwards the malady which took her life manifested itself. The attending physicians were unable to determine just the nature of her ailment, but it was thought that her affliction was tuberculosis of the bowels.
Mrs. Linvill was born in Steuben county, Ind., Dec, 13, 1883, & her maiden name was May C. Hovarter. About eight years ago she came to this city & made her home for year & a half with her aunt, Mrs. I. W. Markley. She was united in marriage about five years ago to Cleveland Linvill, & to this union was born one daughter, Mildred, aged two & a half years.
Besides her husband & daughter, she is survived by her father, who lives in Ashley, Ind., two brothers, Otto, of Ashley, & Glenn, who is a Pennsylvania telegrapher with headquarters at Chicago,and two sisters, Mrs. Fairy Troup, of Jackson Mich., & Audrey, a student in high school, at Ashley.
The deceased was a devout member of the Blue River church of God,and was a kind & loving wife & mother. She was universally admired by all of her neighbors & friends & in her untimely death their is universal regret. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to Mr. Linvill, & relatives & friends mourn the death of this young women.
The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10:00 o'clock from the Blue River Church of God, & the interment will be in Blue River

(c. 1920)

LITTLE DAUGHTER OF
CLEVELAND LINVILL DIES
__________

Milicent Irene, little daughter of Mrs. & Mrs. Cleveland Linvill of Smith township, died Monday morning at 3:40 o'clock after a ten day illness of influenza which later developed inflammation of the bowels.
Little Milicent was three years old the 29th of last October & one sister & three brothers, with the parents, survive, namely, Mildred, Lawrence, Marshall & Walter. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Blue River M. E. church with interment in the church cemetery. Rev. Lacy of Churubusco will officiate.


(1920)

THE LINVILLE REUNION.

Thirty-eight relatives met that the home of Mr. & Mrs. Cleveland H. Linvill, of Smith township, Sunday to hold their first reunion. A fine dinner was served at the noon hour to which all did ample justice. To top off the fine eats watermelons were served, furnished W. A. Black & wife, of Fort Wayne. They all agreed to meet again next year the first Sunday in August at the home of Frank Beck.
The following named relatives were present: Arthur Linvill & family, Frank Beck & Family, C. H. Linvill & family, Frank Leech & family, Sam Ross & family, Albert Leech & wife, Tobias Aburn & wife, Miss Leona Leech, all of this county; W. A. Black & wife, Chas. Gaff & wife, Mrs. & Mrs. Dye & family & Roscoe Anderson all of Fort Wayne, Miss Dora Linvill, of Jonesboro, Ind., & Mrs. Eva Brubneer, of Waterloo, Iowa.

A GUEST.
Miss Dora Linville, of Jonesboro, Ind. came Saturday to send several days with C.H. Linvill & family & other relatives in this county.

(1921)

THE LINVILL-LEECH REUNION.
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The second annual Linvill-Leach reunion was held at the home of Frank Beck in Smith township Sunday, August 7th, with about eighty members & friends present. The day being ideal, the bountiful picnic dinner was spread on long tables out in the yard under the trees. After dinner a fine program was rendered with consisted of a welcome address by Mr. Arthur Hetsel, followed by a number of recitations, piano solos, duets & songs. The following officers were elected for the coming year: William Linvill of Jonesboro, president; W. A. Black of Ft. Wayne, treasurer, & Harmon Beck, Secretary.
The next reunion will be held the first Sunday in August at the home of Frank Leech.

SECRETARY.

(1922)

Linvill & Leech Reunion
__________

The third annual reunion of the Linvill & Leech families was held Sunday at the country home of Frank Leech, in Thorncreek township. At 12:30 o'clock a delicious dinner was served to seventy- five people. An entertainment was given following the dinner which was greatly enjoyed; then came the ice cream, to which all did ample justice. It was then decided to hold the reunion next year at the home of Arthur Linville on the first Sunday in August, 1923. The officers chosen for the year are: Frank Leech, president; C. H. Linville, vice-president; Harmon Beck, secretary, & Albert Leech, treasurer. Program committee, Thelma Leech & Edna Beck. Those present from a distance were: Elisha Linville & family, of Fairmount, Ind., Charles Linvill & family, of Jonesboro, Ind., Miss Lillie Linvill, of Shelbyville, Ind., Charles Webster & wife, of Marion, Ind., Samuel Ross & family, of Goshen, Ind., Walter Gradeless & family, of Andrews, Ind., Carl Kaufman & wife, Miss Sherwood, Roscoe & Willard Anderson & George Linville, of Fort Wayne.


(June 24, 1923)

FOUR BIRTHDAYS
ARE CELEBRATED

__________

Sunday the birthdays of four persons were celebrated at the home of Arthur Linvill in Richland township. Those whose birthdays were celebrated are Mrs. George Linvill & Mrs. Harmon Beck of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Cleveland Linvill, of Smith township & Arthur Linvill of Richland township. The visitors came with well filled baskets & a great dinner was enjoyed at the noon hour. Ice cream was also served in the afternoon & the birthdays were very fittingly observed.
The present were: Mrs. George Linvill & daughters, Elsie, Mr. & Mrs. Harmon Beck, Roscoe Anderson & Miss Florence Sherwood, all of Fort Wayne, Mr. & Mrs. Sam Ross & son, Orville, of Goshen, Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Black, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Beck & daughter, Edna Louise, Mrs. & Mrs. Cleveland Linvill & children, Mildred, Lawrence, Marshall, Walter & Herbert, & Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Linvill & children, Frances, Forest, George & Harry. All Left wishing them all many more happy birthdays.

A GUEST.

(1923)

Linvill & Leech

The fourth annual reunion of Linvill & Leech families was held Sunday, August 5th, at the home of Arthur Linvill in Richland township. The main feature of the day being the big dinner as all present brought well filled baskets. Mr. & Mrs. Linville prepared a large table out by their orchard where the table was loaded with all kinds of good eats. the dinner was served cafeteria style & all did ample justice to it. The entertainment was given following the dinner, also ice cream was served to all. The next reunion will be held at the home of Wm. Linville, Jonesboro, Ind., the first Sunday in August 1924. Officer chosen for he coming years were" George Linvill, president, Albert Leech, treasurer, & Harmon Beck, secretary. Program Committee, Thelma Leech, Edna Beck, Mildred & Francis Linvill.
Those present were: Mr. & Mrs. Albert Leech, Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Black, Mr. & Mrs. Tobias Auburn, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Beck, Mr. & Mrs. Cleveland Linvill & family, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Linvill & family, Mr. & Mrs Lamb, Mrs & Mrs. Frank Leech, Elmer Leech, Orville Ross, John Leech, Thelma Leech, Edna Beck, Mildred, Leah, Francis & Robert Linvill, Harmon Beck & wife, George Linville & wife, Pearl Jacquay & family, all of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Elisha Linvill & family of Fairmont, Ind., Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Linvill & Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Minnic, of Jonesboro, Mr. & Mrs. Sam Ross, of Goshen, Leonard Lewis & Family of Florence, Kas.


(1924)

LINVILL & LEECH.
__________

The fifth annual reunion of the Linvill & Leech families was held Sunday, August 3rd, at the home of William Linvill, of Jonesboro, Ind. The main feature of the day being the big dinner as all present brought well filled baskets. The dinner was served cafeteria style & all did ample justice to it. A fine program was given following the dinner, also ten gallons of ice cream was served to all.
The same officers were re-elected for the coming year. There were four births & one death during the past year. Those who attended from Whitley county were: Cleveland Linvill & family, Arthur Linvill & family, Frank Leech & family, Frank Beck & family, Harmon Beck & wife & Walter Gradeless & family.
The next reunion will be held at the home of Pearl Jacquay near Ft. Wayne, the first Sunday in August 1925.

THE SECRETARY.

(1925 - 2 different clippings but identical wording.)

Leech-Linvill Reunion.

The sixth annual reunion of the Leach-Linvill families was held at the Pyrl Jacquay home six miles north of Fort Wayne, Sunday, Aug. the 2nd. About seventy-two were in attendance & all enjoyed a good time. In the forenoon general sociability prevailed, old friendships being renewed & greetings being exchanged. At the noon hour a bountiful dinner was served on large table in a shady grove of trees near the house, to which all did ample justice.
After all had eaten their fill & were apparently satisfied, they repaired to the house where a fine program was rendered. Officers elected for the ensuing year were as follows: E. P. Linvill, president; C. H. Linvill, vice-president; John Leach, secretary-treasurer.
Those present were: Cleveland Linvill & family, Frank Leach & family, Harmon Beck & family, Elisha Linvill & family, Leonard Lewis & family, Harry Hart & family, Albert Leech & family, Albert Leech & family, Bert McDaniel & family, Samuel Ross & family, Charles Gaff & family, Earl Gaff & family, Roscoe Anderson & family, William Linvill & family, Frank Beck & family, Lawrence Minnick & family, Louis Jerdon & family, Pl Jacquay & family.
The next reunion will be held with Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Ross at Goshen, Ind.


(1926)

Leech-Linvill Reunion.

No Clippings


(1927)

Linvill & Leech Reunion

The 8th Annual reunion of the Linvill & Leech families was held Sunday at the home of Mr. an Mrs. Frank E. Beck, of Smith Township.
A basket dinner was served at the noon hour & a short business session followed, with the election of officers, namely: Mrs. Roscoe Anderson, Fort Wayne, president; Mr. Harmon Beck, Thorncreek township, vice-president; & Mrs. Frank E. Beck, Secretary & treasurer; Arrangement committee: Mrs. W. A. Black, Mrs. Frank E. Beck, & Mr. Roscoe Anderson. The afternoon was spent in visiting, & ice cream was served.
Those present were: Mr & Mrs. Elisha P. Linvill & family, Mr. & Mrs. William J. Linvill, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Linvill & family. Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Lewis & family, Mr. & Mrs. Le Roy Sapp & daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Laurence Minnick of Jonesboro, Ind., Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Linvill & family of Rochester, Ind., Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Gaff & granddaughter. Mr. & Mrs. Otto Gaff, Mr. & Mrs. Roscoe Anderson & daughter, Mr. & Mrs. William Anderson & daughter of Fort Wayne, Mrs. & Mrs. Sam Ross & Son & Mr. Roy Osborne of Goshen, Ind., Mr. George Linvill of Peru, Mr. & Mrs. Burt McDaniel & Family of Garrett, Ind., Mr. & Mrs. Albert Leech, Mr & Mrs. Frank Leech, Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Killian & son, Mr. & Mrs. Tobias Aburn, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Searfoss, Mr. & Mrs. William A. Black, Mr. & Mrs. Cleveland Linvill & family. Mr. & Mrs. Harmon Beck, Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Beck, & Laurence Linvill, Forest Linvill, Orville Ross, Leah Linvill, Mildred Linvill, Edna Louise Beck, Frances Linvill, Robert Linvill, Edwin Linvill, Emery Anderson, John Leech & Emery McDaniel.

A SECRETARY.

(1928)

The Linville and
Leech Reunion

The ninth annual reunion of the Linvill & Leech families was held Sunday, Aug.5, at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Cleveland Linvill of Smith township. There were about 65 people in attendance. At the noon hour a bounteous dinner was served in the bank barn on account of the rain. After dinner a short program was given & a business meeting was held & the minutes of the last reunion were read by the secretary, Mrs. Frank Beck. The officers for the coming year were elected as follows: President, Samuel Ross of Goshen; vice president, Burt McDaniel of Garrett; secretary & treasurer, Cleveland Linvill; program committee; Edna Louise Beck, Francis & Mildred Linvill; arrangement committee, Geo Linvill of Warsaw.
Those present were Mrs. Geo. Linvill, Minnie & Lillie Linvill, Ethel Neuman & Leroy Brown of Anderson, Ind.; Mrs. & Mrs. Samuel Ross & son of Goshen, Ind.; Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Linvill of son of Warsaw, Ind., Mr. & Mrs. Harmon Beck, Mr. & Mrs Burt McDaniel & family of Garrett, Ind., Mr. & Mrs. Roscoe Anderson & family, Mr. & Mrs. Pyrl Jacquaw & family, Mr. & Mrs. Willard Anderson & family all of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Killian & family, Mr. & Mrs. Albert Crabill & family, Mr. & Mrs. Martin Crabill, Mrs. & Mrs. Frank Beck & daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Leech, Francis, Forrest, George & Harry Linvill, Mr. & Mrs. Albert Leech, Mr. & Mrs. Tobias Aburn & Mr. & Mrs. Cleveland Linvill & family all of Whitley county.


(May 18, 1928)

WEDDING AT U. B. PARSONAGE

Geo. W. Linvill, son of the late Cornelius Linvill of Smith township, now owner of the Court restaurant on Buffalo street in Warsaw & Miss Minnie B. Schuder of Warsaw were married at 2:30 Friday afternoon by Rev. Roscoe F. Wilson at the U. B. parsonage in this city. The couple who are highly respected young people of Warsaw will reside on North Buffalo street in that city.


(1929)

The Linville and
Leech Reunion

The tenth annual reunion of Linvill & Leech families was held at the home of George W. Linvill in Smith township on Sunday, August 4 with about 80 members & friends present.
At the noon hour a large basket dinner was served cafeteria style to which all did ample justice.
After dinner a short program was given & a business meeting was held & the members of the last reunion were read by the secretary, C. H. Linvill.
The officers for the coming year were elected as follows: president, Cleveland Linvill; Vice President, W. A. Black, Secretary, Mrs. W. A. Black.
Later in the afternoon ice cream was served after which they all returned to their homes hoping to meet again next year & enjoy another pleasant day together.


(No Date)

WM. A. Leech
DIES AT HOME
TUESDAY P.M.


A RESIDENT IN SMITH TOWNSHIP,
WHITLEY COUNTY, FOR 75 YEARS
--WIDOW & A NEPHEW HIS
CLOSEST RELATIVES

William Albert Leech, 76, well known Whitley country farmer, known to his friends at Al, died at his home in Smith township at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening. His condition had been critical for the past two weeks. He was stricken with paralysis several months ago & last spring was stricken with apoplexy.
Mr. Leech was a well known & highly esteemed citizen. At the age of one & a half years he came with his parents, James & Elizabeth Leech to the farm where his death occurred. He was born in Richland county, Ohio, March 31, 1858, & was the last survivor of seven children. In politics Mr. Leech was a Democrat. Throughout his life he engaged in farming.
In November, 1882, the deceased was married to Leila Lavina Pence, who survives with a nephew, Frank Leech, who has resided at the Leech home during his uncle's illness.
The body was taken to the Sonday funeral home in Churubusco, & will be returned to the Leech home Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, from the Blue River Methodist Church, Rev. E. J. Hults officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.

(Nov. 13, 1937)

40TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

About 40 relatives & friends gathered at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Ross, 713 South Ninth street in celebration of their 40th wedding anniversary yesterday A carry-in dinner was served at noon. Mr. & Mrs. Ross received several beautiful presents. They will be glad to receive any of their friends this evening. Those present were: Mrs. Cora Lafevor, John Lafevor & son Paul, Spencerville, Ind.; Mrs. Stella Ditmars, St. Joe, Ind.; Mrs. Della Hippenhaumer, Kendallville, Ind.; Mrs. & Mrs. C. H. Linville & sons, Lawrence & Marshall, Miss Beatrice Kaufman, Mrs. & Mrs. Elmer Ross & daughter, Dona Jean,; Mr. & Mrs. Frank Beck, all of Columbia City, Ind.; Mrs. & Mrs. LeRoy Marker, Churubusco, Ind.; Mrs. & Mrs. Charles Ross, Warsaw, Ind.; Mrs. Donald Hart, New Paris, Ind.; Mr & Mrs. R. L. Anderson & daughters, Lorianie & Irene, Ft. Wayne, Ind,; Mrs. & Mrs. Albert Onkes, Misses Laura & Edna Troup, Boyd Troup, Elkhart; Mrs. Lydia Copenhaver, Mr. & Mrs. L. E. Copenhaver & daughter, Anneta & son, Richard. Mrs. Cora Juday, Mr. & Mrs. Orville Ross, Miss Maxine Price, all of Goshen.


(undated)

Cleveland H. Linvill
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR
COMMISSIONER 3RD DISTRICT
WHITLEY COUNTY
________
I WILL APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT AT THE ELECTION NOV. 5


(Feb. 13, 1940)

HOUSE BURNS TO
GROUND; CONTENTS LOST

Fire completely destroyed the 7-room tenant house occupied by the Claris Gibson family on the Cleveland Linvill farm in Smith township at 12:30 o'clock Tuesday.
When the fire was discovered the interior of the house was in flames & the household goods & clothing of the Gibsons were burned.
Mr. Linvill carries insurance on the house. Adam Barcus, mail carrier out of Churubusco, in driving past the Gibson home, discovered the fire & notified Mr. & Mrs. Harry Knafel, neighbors of the Gibsons, but the fames were beyond control.
The Gibsons & their two children were in Columbia city at the time. Mr. Gibson is employed as a plumber in Columbia city.
No insurance was carried on the contents of the house.


(No Date)

PRETTY WEDDING
OCCURS TODAY.
GRACE CHURCH


HOWARD WORMAN WEDS MISS
FRANCES LINVILL - WEDDING
BREAKFAST GIVEN COUPLE BY
GROOM'S PARENTS - WILL RE-
SIDE IN DETROIT

A quiet wedding of local interest occurred Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock in Grace Lutheran church when Miss Frances Linvill, only daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Linvill, of this city, became the bride of Mr. Howard Workman of Detroit, Mich., son of Mr. & Mrs. Marion Workman of this city.
The bridal party entered the church to the strains of Lohengrin's wedding march, & proceeded to the alter where the single ring ceremony was performed by Rev. W. E. Bradley, pastor of the church in the presence of immediate relatives & friends. The bride wore a two piece ensemble suit of independence blue transparent velvet with hat & accessories to match, & carried an arm bouquet of bride's roses & swansonia. Miss Ada Keiger, the brides only attendant was attired in a dress of brown transparent velvet & carried a huge bouquet of white chrysanthemums. The groom was attended by Herbert Pence of this city. The party left the church while Mendelssohn's wedding march was played by Edwin Meltzler, who presided at the organ. "Deep in My Heart, Dear," melody from "The Student Prince" as played softly on the organ during the ceremony.
The bride is a graduate of the Rochester high school while the groom graduated with the 1929 graduating class from Columbia City high school. They are two of the popular members of this city's younger set, & have many fiends who join in wishing then a future life of happiness.
Immediately following the ceremony a breakfast was served at the home of the groom's parents, after which Mr. & Mrs. Workman left for Detroit, where they have a furnished apartment awaiting them in the Clifford hotel, corner Clifford & Duffield. Mr. Workman is a member of Joe Shoer's orchestra now playing in Detroit.


(c 1949)

G. W. LINVILL
RITES TO BE
HELD TUESDAY

FORMER WHITLEY COUNTY
MAN DIES IN HIS SLEEP

George W. Linvill of Millersburg, former resident of Whitley county, died in his sleep Sunday morning at the home of his stepson, Richard Larabee in Goshen.
He was a son of Cornelius & Sarah Linvill, & was born in Whitley county in 1878. His wife died in November 1947. Besides his stepson, Mr. Linvill is survived by a step-grandson, James at Goshen; two brothers, Arthur of Columbia City, & Cleveland, Smith township; & two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Black & Mrs. Frank Beck, Smith township, & a number of nieces & nephews living in Whitley County.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Rohrer Funeral Home at New Paris. Burial will be made at No. Webster

(1949)

DEATH CLAIMS
WELL KNOWN
LOCAL MAN


ARTHUR J. LINVILL OF WEST
VAN BUREN STREET STRICK-
EN WITH ILLNESS A WEEK
AGO.

Arthur J. Linvill, 61, a life-long resident of Whitley county & a former Columbia City restaurant operator, died at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for one week. He became seriously ill last Saturday at his home, 411 West Van Buren street, & was taken to the hospital where he was given treatment to prevent a cerebral hemorrhage.
He was born in Smith township, on June 27, 1888, a son of Cornelius & Sarah Leech Linvill. After attending the old Greenhill school, he was united in marriage on June 3, 1909, to the former Lura M. Deck, They established their first home in Smith township, near Round Lake. In 1917 they moved to Richland township where they continued to reside until coming to Columbia City in February 1928. For the next ten years they operated the Linvill Restaurant on South Main street. Since retiring from the restaurant business, Mr. Linvill has been employed at the Woolen Mills & the Columbia Products.
For many years Mr. Linvill has been a member of the Blue River Bethel Church of God. The surviving relatives include the wife, Lura; one daughter, Mrs. Howard Workman, this city; two sons, Forrest Linvill, Glendale, Calif., George Linvill, at home; three grandchildren, Jan & Judy Ann Workman & Terry Lee Linvill; one brother, Cleveland Linvill, Smith township, two sisters, Mrs. Frank Beck & W. A. Black, both of Smith township. A son, Harry, was lost in service on October 18, 1943, somewhere off the coast of Holland. One brother & two sisters have likewise preceded him in death. The body is at the Charles Smith & Sons Funeral Home where friends may call. The Rev. Marion R. Shroyer will officiate at the funeral rites Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the funeral home. Interment will be in South Park cemetery.

(1950)

Cleveland Linvills
Visit Havana, Cuba

Mr. & Mrs. Cleveland Linvill, Smith township, returned Sunday evening from a three week's vacation trip which included a visit to Cuba.
The Linvills drove to Key West, Florida, where they had planned to board a plane for Cuba. Instead, they had to drive to Miami, where they parked their car, & went aboard a boat which took them, along with 700 other passengers to Havana, Cuba. The trip took from 6 o'clock in the evening until 8 o'clock the next morning. Mrs. Linvill suffered a light touch of seasickness.
At Daytona Beach, Florida, the Linvills visited the Peabody auditorium, memorial to the late S. J. Peabody, Columbia City.
(Dec 9 to Jan. 1, 1950)

(c 1955)

Death Comes to Mrs.
William A. Black
Friday Afternoon

Was in Failing Health
For a Number of Years
Mr. Edna V. Black, 82, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient since August 24. She had been in failing health for the last six years & bedfast for many months. Since she entered the hospital in August her condition had remained critical
She was a native of Smith township, & was born July 30, 1873, a daughter of Charles & Sarah Leach Winebrenner. While a young girl she made her home in Churubusco with her grandmother, Mrs. Diana Leach. After completing her education in the Churubusco school, she was employed in the post office & later the Churubusco Truth Printing Company where she worked as a type setter.
January 1, 1897, she was united in marriage to William A. Black, & the following twenty-eight years were spent in Fort Wayne where they managed several hotels. In 1925, they purchased a farm in Smith township eight miles northeast of Columbia City. They continued to operate the farm until retiring approximately a year & a half ago at which time they moved to 108 West Jefferson street.
Mrs. Black was a member of the First Methodist Church in Fort Wayne, the Shiloh Chapter Order of the Eastern Star & the Wayne Temple Pythian Sisters, both of Fort Wayne.
The surviving relatives include her husband William Black; a son, Harry L. Benner, Fort Wayne; five half-brothers, Carl & Ira Winebrenner, both of Kalamazoo, Mich., Earl & Paul Winebrenner, both of South Bend & Guy Winebrenner, North Manchester, five half sisters, Mrs. Frank Beck, Smith township, Mrs. Nellie Shock, Mrs. Margery Omart & Miss Hazel Winebrenner, all of North Manchester & Miss Helen Winebrenner of Chicago.
The body has been removed to the Smith & Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after noon Saturday. The Rev. Verlin Vernon & the Rev. Floyd Hedges will officiate at the funeral services to be held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at the Funeral Home. Committal services & burial will be in the South park Cemetery.
Columbia City Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 65 will conduct Twilight Services at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at the Funeral Home.

(c 1958)

William Black, 84,
Former Fort Wayne
Hotel Manager, Dies

Retired Smith
Township Farmer
William A. Black, 84, retired Smith township farmer & former Fort Wayne hotel manager, died at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday at the Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since July 22. He first became ill last April but had recovered sufficiently to return to his home for a period of approximately five weeks prior to suffering a relapse which caused further hospitalization.
He was a native of Lancaster, Ohio, & was born April 5, 1873, a son of Mr. & Mrs. Smith Black. At the age of 14 he came to Fort Wayne where he became an employee as a shoe-black in one of the hotels. He was elevated from position unto position until he became the manager of the Avaline Hotel. Following the destruction of the Avaline by fire, he became the first manager of the Anthony Hotel. He later served as the purchasing agent for the Keenan & Randall Hotels. In the year 1925 he retired & moved to his farm in Smith township, eight miles northwest of this city. Three years ago he sold the farm & moved to Columbia City where he has since made his home in the Pence apartments, 108 West Jefferson street.
On January 1, 1897, he was united in marriage to the former Edna Winebrenner who preceded him in death on October 28, 1955.
Mr. Black was a member of the Sol. D. Bayless Lodge 359 Free & Accepted Masons, at Fort Wayne; the Scottish Rite Consistory, Valley of Fort Wayne & his church affiliation was with the Methodist church.
The surviving relatives included one step-son, Harry Benner, Cleveland, O.; one brother, Lloyd Black, Lancaster, O.; one sister, Mrs. Burt Older, Columbus, O.; several nieces & nephews. In addition to his wife he has been preceded in death by two brothers & three sisters.
The body has been removed to the Smith & Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Verlin Q. Vernon, pastor of the Trinity Methodist Church, will officiate at the memorial services to be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial will be in the South Park Cemetery.
Sol D. Bayless Lodge will conduct the ritualistic service of the order at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home.

Whitley County References
All Whitley County references from the Whitley County GenWeb Site.




The Note Books of Nellie Riley Raber 
Book 1 -- Blue River Cemetery Whitley Co.
Leach, John 77 Leech, Frank 143 Leech, James 76 Leech, John 77 Leech, Samuel 72


Sheet 74 (front) # Lot 72
Samuel Leach

Founder of family in Indiana left
his farm to 2 sons -- Samuel & James S.
He was a Samuel.

Samuel Leach
Died
Nov. 16, 1881
Aged
56 Y's 2 M 5 D
Diana
Wife of
S. Leach
Died
May 2, 1902
Aged 
74 Y 16 M 1 D
mother

Sarah F. Linville	nee Leach
April 18, 1849
May 16, 1912
From C.C. paper	issue May 18, 1912
Mrs. Cornelius Linvill died at her home in
Smith tp, Thurs. eve, aged 60 y - 28 d. of
Catarrah of the bowels.  She a dau. of 
Samuel  &  Diana Leach, b. in Whit. Co., on
April 18, 1849.
1st m. to Charles Winbrenner, on child
Mrs. William Black
2nd m. in 1875 to Cornelius Linville & Had 
7 ch, 5 surv.
	Mrs. Ora Beck (Frank)
	Mrs. Daisy Hull of Andrews
	George Linville, Ft. Wayne
	[continued on the back side]

Sheet 74 (Back):

	Cleveland Linville, Smith Tp.
	Arthur Linville, Col. City
A sister Mrs. Charles Gaff of Ft. Wayne, Surv.
Member Ch. of God
Fun.  Sunday at 10,00 at Salem EM. E.
Ch. at Blue River.  Rev. L. A. Luckenbill, off.

issue.	Col. City Paper		May 7, 1902 (Wed.)
d. Fri morning at res. of her dau. Mrs. 
C. Linvill, n e of Collins, aged 74 - 11 - 28
Mrs. Samuel Leach.  Left two dau.
	Mrs. Cornelius Linville
	Mrs. Charles Gaff, Ft. Wayne
	Fun. Blue River
Whit. Co. Rec.	Samuel Leach m. Diana
Martin, 2 July 1849 by Samuel Smith.

Ora Linville m. Frank, s. of Samuel
have 2 ch:  Harmon m. & res. Garrett
& Edna Louise.  Live Smith tp.
Mrs. W. A. Black (Daisy) Smith tp, Orig
John Pence home.  Mr. Black from
Fairfield Co. O.

Estate papers		Samuel Leech
Adm. Alpheus B. Gaff
App:: Levi Stall  &  Wm. Washington Yates
Total app: 1441.35
Taken by widow - 389.20
Public Sale held near Compton's (? Coverstone) School
House in Smith township on Jan 5, 1882,
Thursday.


Sheet 75 (front) 72

Estate Samuel Leech
Notice of the sale posted at three places on
	Alma P.O.
	Grist Mill in Churubusco
	Geiger's hardware in Churubusco
Notice to heirs to appear for final 
Settlement on 23 April 1883.
Widow's names:  Diana Leech
Delpha Leech, dau, minor heir
Sarah F. Linville, dau, minor heir
Cost of Gravestone - $50
Sale cried by John Claxton
Sale Clerk:  William Bloom

=====   =====   =====   =====

Notes from Mrs. W. A. Black (nee Edna Winebrenner)
 gr. dau. of Samuel  &  Diana (Martin) Leech.
Samuel Leech died on his farm near Round
lake where Edna W. was born.
Sarah Martin  (her gr - gr mother, wife of Benjamin
Martin) died of Flux.  Three of the family died in 
three weeks of flux.  Sarah Martin, nee
Rousseau  &  notes of her ancestry:
David H. Rousseau born in France of a 
noted family; came with his parents to America
where they located in North Carolina  &  where
David grew to manhood.  David H. Rousseau
married - - - - - - - - - -  of Scottish birth
and reared 10 children (7 sons, 3 girls).

Sheet 75 (Back):

1	Hilliard Rousseau
2	John Rousseau
3	Reuben (had Robert  &  7 daughters)
4.	William Rousseau
5.	James reared 2 sons {David  &  Greely} David
	soldier Civil war  teacher of Latin - lawyer - died
	in Little Rock, Kas.  
	Greely raise 2 boys (Frank) yet living (1944)
6.	Robert (had no family) was twice married.
7.	Sarah m. Benjamin F. Martin in N. Car.; remained
	in WilkesandBerry?? County until 7 ch. were born *
8.	Amelia Rousseau m. - - - - - Howel, a lawyer
	had 2 days  &  3 girls
9.	Elizabeth m. Bert Martin (said not related to hus.. of
	Sarah); four ch.., one son Ensor Lafayette served 3 yrs.
	in Civil War later lived at Havannah, Nason Co., Ill.
All these reared large families.

*	Sarah Martin cont.
	1.	Nancy Martin   			b. N.C.
	2.	Dianah m. Samuel Leech		b. N.C.
	3.	Franklin				b. N.C.
	4.	David					b. N.C.
	5.	James L.				b. N.C.
	6 	Samuel Smith Martin   		b. N.C.
	7.	Hiram b. Wayne co. Ind. where parents
had moved.  Then parents to Whitley County, Ind
where were born
	8.	William R. Martin
	9. 	Lucinda Martin 

Sheet 76 (front) 72

In 1837 Benjamin F. Martin was employed by 
the government (with others) to move the 
Indians west of the Mississippi River.
Of the Children of Benjamin martin:
	Robert, d. in boyhood
	Nancy d. in girlhood
	Franklin died boyhood
	Dianah m. Leech & Raise 2 girls
	David m. at Breaking out of the Civil 
		War, died in the service, had no children.
	James L. Martin, aged 19 in 1849 when he
		Went to Iowa  &  helped sectionized
		the north part o that country in 1850;
		married in 1852  &  raised 4 girls (two
		born before the Civil War); in 1861 began
		service in civil War & continued 3 years
	    6 months, came home and moved
		to Humansville, Mo. where raised a
		son and a daughter.
	Samuel Smith Martin moved to Kansas
		after the war & raised a family of 10 ch..
	Hiram H. Martin married in Indiana
		moved to MO. in 1872.  Had no children.
	William R. Martin went to Kansas in 
		early days; served in Civil War; married
	   & Raised 2 boys & one Girl; lives
		Springdale, Ark.
	Lucinda Martin married Re. ____ Dunn
	   & reared one girl who lives in Indiana.

David Rousseau died Aug. 27, 1855 age 75 - 11 - 13

Page 76 (Back):

The Martin - Rousseau notes were furnished
several years ago to Mrs. Black by James
L. Martin aged 77 years and Hiram H. Martin
aged 74 of Humansville, Mo., both of
whom were visiting her in Indiana

Mrs. Black's Father, Charles Winebrenner
was born in Vernon, Wabash Co., Indiana, son
of Isaac (b. 3 - 26 - 1823 in Mont. Co., O; died 1 - 30 - 1900
aged 76 - 10 - 4; Civil War, Co. A. 89 Reg. Ind. Inf. Vol., 
enrolled Aug. 1862, dis. 7 - 9 - 1865 at Mobile, Ala.)
who married Sarah Clear a native of Stark
Co., O. where born 1 - 1 - 1825 and she lived
to be 82 y. 20 d. of age.  Had several
children, all now dec. but one living in
Ft. Wayne.  Her father Charles, died
 5 - 30 - 1934 aged 79 yrs.

Three Winebrenner brothers came to
America -- one was Isaac's father.

Leech Family notes to Mrs. Edna Black
by Wm. a. Leech.
John Leech from Ireland to America & settled 
in Richland Co. O. Served War 1812.  Died in Ohio.  Had 
11 children:	Benjamin
		James
		Samuel
		Joseph
		John
		Esther
		Jane
		Marguret
		Mary
		Nancy
		Emely
		Elizabeth

Sheet 77 (front)  
 married John and Mariah (Craig) Strean:

John Strean, a native of Ireland, came with
his parents to America - to Knox Co., Ohio & in
1830 to Allen Co., Ind. later settling in Whitley
Co., Ind.  In the 50's to Harding Co., Iowa
Where both died.	Had 10 children:
	Mary Strean
	Mariah
	Hester Ann
	McKee
	Elizabeth
	John
	Sarah
	Joseph
	Lorain
	Jane

Robert and Elizabeth (McKee) Strean, the
former born in Ireland but later went
to Knox Co., Ohio

James Leech married Elizabeth Strean
in Whitley County, Aug, 2, 1849.	7 ch:
	William A. Leech b. Richland Co., O. 3 - 31 - 1858
	John W. (he & wife bur. 1 grave. he aged 48)
	Fanny m. William Jacuay, Allen Co., Ind.
	Austin d. y		[died young]
	Maris m. James Pence
	Ira Elmer d. y
	Esther d. y
	Jane d. y. 
[William A. Leech] was brought to Ind. at age 1 yrs; m. 
Lela Lavina Pence b. 9 - 15 - 1858, dau. Absalom & Clara Van
Houten Pence.

Sheet 78 (front) Lot 73 Miller

listed s. to n.
    H. W. Miller
(a) 1849 - 1924
(b) Della C. Miller
     1888 - 1913
 c  Ruth E / Dau. of / H W & E / Miller / Born /
     Sept 24, 1891 / Died / Oct. 14, 1892 /
     Sleep on sweet babe and
     Take thy rest.
     God called thee home
     He thought it best
(d)  Peter Miller
     born
     Nov. 11, 1811
     Died Jan. 25, 1887
     Aged
     75 y's 2 m's 14 D's
     Rest father rest in quiet sleep
     While friends in sorrow oer thee weep.

     Sarah / wife of / Peter Miller / Died /
     April 1, 1880 / Aged / 69 y. 6 m's 28 D's
     Rest mother rest in quiet sleep
     While friends in sorrow oer thee weep.
(e) Infant / Dau. of / H. W. & L. Miller /
     born and Died / dec. 10, 1879

Sheet 78 (back): #73 Miller 73

    Peter Miller first in Ind. was a na. of 
Pa., s. of Adam & Mary natives of Germany
who came to Am. in 1802. sett. York Co. Pa there d.  
His wife Sarah dau. John and Elizabeth Snyder was a 
native of Pa.; m. April, 1837.  Parents of
5 ch.:
    Cornelius d. aged 66 y. in Ohio
    John A. d. aged 21 y. in Ohio
    Mary E. m. Wm. Miller, Richland tp.
    Henry W. b. June 24 1849, d.      1927
    Samuel S. d. Dec 12. b. Apr 30 1844 (aged 62 d. Dec 12, 1906)
    4 ch.  Sold. 94 Reg. O.V.I.. m. Dec. 27, 1868 Anna 3 dau.
    Gideon & Elizabeth (Hornaday) Klinck
Of these Henry b. Clark Co., O. June 24, 1849; m.
Sept. 5, 1875 to Mary J. Spears, dau. Robert & Sarah (Akin) 
Spears who d. Nov. 19, 1876.  On Nov 28, 1878 m. Eliz. Zellers,
d. of John & Catherine Zellers, natives of Pa.
Ch. of H. W. Miller:
	Charles H. m. 	Ruth Hart
	Mary J. twin m. Frank Lusk, Quincy, Mich.
	Alma R. m. Ralph Kohli, Col. Grove, O.
	Orb L. m. Nellie Aker.
	Edward W. M. Dorothy
	Della Catherine	single
	Dora m. Rolls Mosher, Ft. Wayne
	Ruth d. 4
	Josephine m. Robert Myers
H. W. Miller elec. co. comm. in 1892.  Served 3 yrs.
Rev Courtland Miller off. Fun. at home.

Cha., son of Henry & Mary Spear Miller m. 
Ruth Hart.  have son Lewis m. & living
in Toledo, O. whose 1st child, a son b. May 15, 1940
Sons John & James live Waukegan, Wis.
Oliva M. wife of Clyde Phemister lives Zion, Ill

Sheet 79 (front) 73

1833 from Pa. to O.
Until 1859 Peter Miller worked at his trade - cooper
then bought a farm near Springfield, O.
1864 to Whit Co. bought of Johnson Riley, 217a
Luth. ch.
Samuel S. Miller 4 ch. Murray
		Ocie
		Ethel
		Mart
Elizabeth, wife of Henry Miller, dau of John
eld son of Peter & Mary Zellers. John b.
Heidelberg Tp., Lebanon Co., Pa.; d. May 5, 1902
in Thorncreek tp. aged 81 - 6 - 9. On Oct 20,
1847 m. Catherine Spotz of Berks Co., Pa. &
had 10 ch. 3 s 7 d.  Of these 2 s 1 d. d before he
came to Ind. in Inng wagon with wife in 1853
first a Presty. but member of C.C.U.B.Ch. time of dec.
Ch:	Lucinda Hively
     Sarah Wiley, Ft. Wayne
     Mary         John Shriner
     Rebecca      - - -  Tatner
     Elizabeth    Henry Miller
     Susan        Lewis Rouch
 Ed W. lives Welch, Iowa m. _____ Knight dau. Henry
Rev. Love off. at home.  Music by Mrs. & Mrs. Frank Magley.
               J. Sherwood
               Davis Williamson
               Miss Magley, Miss Egolf
Zellers Occ. from Post.  Issued May 7, 1902



Sheet 79 (back): Lot 74 P. D. McLain

s. to n.
(a)  Philip D. McLain
     Born Jan. 1859. Died Jan. 1940
     Aged 81 yrs. 0 mo. 10 days
(b)  Russel B. / Son of / P. D. & M. E. McLain /
     Born Feb 16, 1886 / Died Aug. 29, 1996
(d)  J. A. McLain
     Sept. 27, 1884
     June 15, 1910

Philip Demis McLain b 
d. Jan 20, 1940; b. Jan 10, 1859 in O. to
Joseph & nancy Winget McLain m.
Martha waugh in 1884.  Surv. ch.
	Benjamin
	Mary m. Eastin Budd  [Maybe it is Earlin -  - DEG]
2 sis:  Mrs. Virgil Compton & Mrs. John
McDonald of Kendallville.  Rev. Humerickhouse.

Martha E.
1856 - 1955

Sheet 80 (front):  Peter Windle
n. to s. 
Luella May
Dau. of Mrs. & Mrs. 
Peter Windle
Born June 19, 1874
Died Mar 5, 1875
Aged 
9 m. 11 D.

Valentine (1) Wendall Windle had
Peter Windle (2) b. in German m.  
             {d. on their farm Paint tp.}
Rachel Wolf.  Had four sons & 8 dau.
Peter(3), Abraham(3), Joseph(3), Sarah(3).  Elizabeth(3)
2nd wife of Charles Holland.  She died Dec. 1879
Catherine(2) Windle m. Capt. John Parrett.
Had George(3)  m. Mar 4, 1828 to Ann
Fletcher, dau of Thomas & Ann Higby
Fletcher.  Lived Jefferson Tp. Fayette Co., O
7 ch:  Elmira, Thomas T., Mary C., Elizabeth
E., Belinda A., Susan L. d. aged 15 mo., Lucy O.
Barbara(2)  Windle m. Jacob House.

Elizabeth who m. Charles Holland had 3 dau.:
	Rachel m. John Browns, Bloomingburg
	Susan m. Wm. Baldwin
	Catherine W. m. Henry Casey.
Joseph(3) went to Mo., thence to New Orleans
thence to Wash. Territory where d. wife also.

Sheet 80 (back): # 75 Windle

John Windle died Feb. 12, 1932, son
of Peter & Elizabeth; m. May 22, 1873
to Harriet Lavina Gradeless

Elmira Windle dau. Peter & Eliz. Lives
Terre Haute, Ind.  Four of the
Windle ch. reached maturity.


Sheet 81 (front): Lot 76 James Leech

n. to s.
a    Ira L. Leech / 1865 - 1924
(a)  James Leech
     Died
     Feb. 23, 1879     (Check Feb. 28 or 23)
     Aged
     54 y. 10 m. 8 d
Farewell my wife an children all
From you a father Christ doth call
Mourn not for me, it is in vain
To call me to your sight again.

b    James Austin
     Son of 
      Jas. & Elizabeth
     Leech
     Died
     Aug. 25, 1862
     Aged
      6 yrs. 6 m. 8 d

c    Easter J.
     Dau. of
     J. & E. Leech
     Died
     May 10, 1852
     Aged 10 days

Sheet 81 (back): # 76 James Leech

James Leech b. Wayne Co., O. son of
John and Fanny Leech.  John a 
native of Ireland.  In 1846 James came to
Smith tp. to land entered by his father
m. Aug. 2, 1849 by Rev. Samuel Smith, 
Elizabeth, dau of John and
Maria Strean.  John Strean was one of 
earliest teachers in Smith Tp.  He also was
a native of Ireland.
James Leech had 7 ch., 5 liv. in 1880.
   son W. A. Leech m. dau. Absalom Pence
   John Leech had Frank m. Pearl Grable
		Grace
		Leona		single

Ira Leech, s. of James & Elizabeth Strean Leech
who also had Fannie J. a. 24 in 1880
		Maria a. 19 in 1880

James & Eliz. Leech had 7 ch.
John W, he & w. bur. 1 grave  	#77
Fanny Leech m. William Jacquay, Allen Co 
Austin d. y.
William A.
Mariah m. James Pence
Ira Elmer of Marion, Ind.
Esther		dec.
Jane		dec.

The par. of Eliz. Strean were John &
Mariah (Craig) Strean.  He a nat. of Ireland
who c. with par. to Know Co., O. and in 1850 loc.
Allen Co. Ind.  1850 to Hardin Co., Iowa where
both died.  Had 10 ch.
John Stream to Mariah  Craig 2 Dec 1816 
     by James Smith, E.G.C.
     #53 Book A. Knox Co., O. Record


Sheet 82 (front): #76:
John Leech (1) found Am. branch came to
Am. from Ireland, sett. Richland Co., O.
War 1812 d. O.	had 11 ch;. all reached ma.
Benjamin (2)
James (2) (m. Elizabeth Strean) W.C. Record
Samuel (2) (m Diana Martin) W.C. Record
Joseph (2)
John (2)
Esther (2)
Jane (2)
Margaret (2)
Mary (2)
Nancy (2)
Emily (2)
Elizabeth (2)

The Ch. of John (2) & Mariah (Craig) Strean.
Mary (3)
Mariah (3)
Hester Ann (3)
McKee b. Pence Cem. (3)
Elizabeth (3)
John (3)
Sarah (3)
Joseph (3)
Lorain (3)
Jane (3)
John Strean, son of Robert's Elizabeth
McKee Strean, he of Ireland thence to
Knox. Co. O. To Allen Co., in 1830,, thence to
Whitley Co.  In 1853 to Hardin Co., Iowa 
where d. & buried.
Sheet 82 (back): 

W. A. Leech b. Mar 31, 1858; m. Nov 1882 to
:Leila Lavina Pence b. Sept. 15, 1858 in
Smith Tp.

Sheet 83 (front): #77 John Leech

		John Leech

John W. Leech
1850 - 1891
Maxim P. his wife.
1856 - 1891

John W. Leech, killed at r.r. crossing
at Sam Riley farm.  Maxia P.
his wife, died within 23 hours.
In 1880 they had	Eva May, aged 4
			James F. aged 2
	other children	Leona
			Grace

On this lot also
b		Stella

Leona Leech d. June 27, 1932; foster
parents Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Hamilton; born
near Churubusco Dec 28, 1880.  Charter
Mem. of Le Balme Chapter, D.A.R. surv..
sis.	Mrs. Edna Brebner, Waterloo, Iowa
	Mrs. Grace Diehlman, Archbold, Ohio
bro.	B. A. Field cond. fun. service. Burial
Nolt Cem.

	Brebner
  Eva M.	Gavin
1875 -   19 -  - 	1866 - 1941

Sheet 83 (back): #77  Leech

n. to s.
John W. Leech
			Leech Ancestry

Sheet 84 (front): #78 James Windle

n. to s.
Warren S.
Son of.
J. C. & N. E.
Windle
Died
Jan. 20, 1892
Aged
18 y. 6 m. 20 D
His torts are past, his work
	is done
He fought the fight, the
	victory won.

John Windle m. Harriet Gradeless, Mary 22, 1873
in log h. still standing s. of Tri Lakes by
Rev. Miller, house home of the bride then.


Sheet 115 (back): # 106 Pence

	c.	James Abraham Lincoln Pence m. Maria
		Leach & had:  Olive, Mabel, Joseph C.

Sheet 116 (front): 

James L. Pence b. April 26, 1861 d. Oct. 26, 1939
of Smith tp.  Rev. Russell Humerickhouse
Pall bearers:  Leslie, Harry & Howard Gaff
Bert Shiller, Howard Shroyer & Samuel Egolf
Three g. ch.: Cathleen & Wilbur Hire, Ft. Wayne
Wife: Alice Leech, dec.
Joseph Pence, son, Smith tp.
Mrs. Criswell, 1208 Crescent Ave., Ft. Wayne
Mrs. Esta Hire, 3430 S. Calhoun St., Ft. Wayne
mem Charter Oak Ch. Fun. at Sonday Fun. Home

List of Geo. C. Pence	
Ch. as given by Joseph J. 	10 ch
	Henry
	Eliza        George C. Pence d in Iowa, 1866
	Abraham      He m. 2nd a Mrs. Gauger, nee
	John         Reece formerly of Whit. Co..
	Absalom
	Catherine
	Willis F.
	Elizabeth
	Joseph J.
	Jesse
	List of his own Ch:
		Mary Eliizabeth m. J. J. Smith
	Edlora d 
	James Abraham Lincoln Pence m.Maria
            Leech has ch: Olive
                         Mabel
                         Joseph C.
	David M. m. Miriam Coulter has ch.
                         Evan & Lylia May
	Florence m. F. J. Keller
	William Judson 2 ch. Halie & Alice Amelia
	

Sheet 170 (front):  # 143 F. Leech

Pearl			Frank
1885 - 1949		1877 - 1964


Sheet 171 (front):  144 Absalom Pence

Absalom Pence 1824 - 1875
Clara, his wife 1834 - 1917
Son of George C. & Sarah Windle Pence
the bodies of Absalom Pence and his
mother are in old Pence Cem. on
banks of Blue River, Sec #19, Smith tp.
6 ch:	Northan W.	died aged 25
	Lelia Lavina	m._____ Leach
	Melda d. y.
	Jacob m. Meda Jones bur. Eel R.
	Effie
	Infant

On Sept. 29, 1853 m. Clarissa Van Houten
by J. H. Swan, M.G.
Lelia Pence & Husband, William A. Leach
bur. new part of Blue River.  W. A. b.
March 21, 1858.  Was 1 when brought to 
Ind. from his native co. of Richland, O.  His
parents, James & Elizabeth Strean Leech
See Lot # 76
Jacob E. Pence's wife was a dau. of John Jones.
George C. Pence sd to be the first man to 
drive thru Smith tp.
Meda Jones Pence d. Jan. 31, 1930, ch
Tobias & Herschel.


Sheet 179 (front):  [
Very shaking handwriting, very difficult to read]

James Leland / Gaff / 1927 - 1929

Mary Francis / Gaff / 1921 - 1937

Edna / Corbin / 1888 - 1968

Jesie Corbin / 1879 - 1931

	Barney
Eleanor R.	married		Forrest M.
1919 -		Nov. 20	  1915-1966
		  1944

	Goodyear
Beulah B.		Lyman O.
1890 - 1964		1890 - 19__

Infant / Orbin Goodyear / 1928

	Leech
Leila L.			William A.
1858 - 1939		1858 - 1934

William E. / Beck	1929

	Keirn
Dennis		Goldier
1892 - 19__	1892 - 1929

Donald E. / 1932 	1939

	Sumney
William A. 1859 - 1933
Eda / His wife / 1863 - 1945
John W. . 1832 - 1921


Whitley County Cemeteries

ROUND LAKE

Leech Infant - died December 18 1863 - son of S & D Leech -- 
               Round Lake
Leech James W -- son of S & D Leech -- Round Lake
Leech Nancy J -- died February 9 185? aged 4 months 4 days - 
                 daughter of S & D Leech  Round Lake
Leech Samuel S-- died August 22 1859 aged 1 year 5 months 27 days - 
                 son of S & D Leech  Round Lake

BLUE RIVER

Leach Dianah  died May 2 1902 aged 74 years 11 months 10 days 
               2 names wife of S Leach - 
               Samuel - Mother lot 72  Blue River-A-12-9-2
Leach Samuel  died November 16 1881 aged 56 years 4 months 5 days
               2 names Dianah lot 72 
              Blue River-A-12-9-1
Leech Frank   born 1877 died 1964 2 names Pearl lot 143  
               Blue River-A-1-10-2
Leech Ira E   born 1865 died 1924 lot 76  Blue River-A-11-5-1
Leech James   died February 28 1879 aged 54 years 10 months 8 days - 
               Farewell my wife and children all 
               From you a father Christ doth call 
               Mourn not for me it is in vain 
               To call me to your sight again - 
               Past records state James' wife died one day before him
               and is also buried here Broken stone lot 76  
               Blue River-A-11-4-1
Leech James Austin  died August 25 1862 aged 6 years 6 months 8 days - 
                     son of J & E Leech - 
                     broken stone lot 76  Blue River-A-11-3-1
Leech John W   born 1850 died 1891 2 names Maxia P his wife lot 76  
                Blue River-A-11-6-1
Leech Leila L  born 1858 died 1939 2 names William A  
                Blue River-B-5-4-1
Leech Maxia P  born 1856 died 1891 2 names John W lot 76  
                Blue River-A-11-6-2
Leech Pearl    born 1885 died 1949 2 names Frank lot 143  
                Blue River-A-1-10-1
Leech William A  born 1858 died 1934 2 names Leila L  
                  Blue River-B-5-4-2
Leech Easter J  died May 10 1852 aged 1 year 4 days - 
                 daughter of J & E Leech lot 76  
                 Blue River-A-11-2-1

NOLT

Diehlman Grace Leech  born 1888 died 1979 2 names Andrew 
                       Nolt E-5-5-2
Hamilton Matilda C Compton  born 1860 died 1938 3 names William, 
                             Leona Leech Mother stone  
                             Nolt E-10-1-2
Hamilton William H  born 1861 died 1947 3 names Matilda, 
                     Leona Leech Father stone  Nolt E-10-1
Leech Leona  born December 23 1880 died June 27 1932 
              3 names William, 
              Matilda Foster daughter of WH Leona stone  
              Nolt E-10-1-3

South Whitley

Leach Daisey  -- died November 3 1876 aged 1 year 3 months 7 days 
                 - daughter of MM & EJ  South Whitley-T-11-2-3
Leach Eldora E  died January 11 1875 aged 2 years 11 months 2 days 
                  - daughter of MM & EJ  South Whitley-T-11-2
Leach Laura A   died January 18 1875 aged 2 years 2 months 11 days 
                 - daughter of MM & EJ  South Whitley-T-11-2-4
Leach Wright   died January 12 1875 aged 1 year 5 months 1 day - 
                son of MM & EJ  South Whitley-T-11-2-2

Whitley County Deaths

Leach, Diana ~ 2 May 1902 (WW:136 ~ Not Provided)
Leach, Dianna ~ 2 May 1902 (P-2:188 ~ Busco 1:3)
Leach, Estella ~ 2 Dec 1887 (WW:136 ~ Not Provided)
Leach, Fred ~ 24 Feb 1892 (P-1:67 ~ 1-B:14)
Leech, Elizabeth ~ 20 Jan 1916 (P-2:189 ~ Busco 1:17)
Leech, Ira Elmer ~ 5 Feb 1924 (SH:175 ~ 2B:94)
Leech, Leona ~ 27 Jun 1932 (SH:175 ~ 3:82)
Linvill, David Goff ~ 18 Feb 1907 (WW:139 ~ Not Provided)
Linvill, David Swan ~ 9 Dec 1927 (SH:179 ~ C1:78)
Linvill, Edw Mitten ~ 14 Feb 1895 (WW:139 ~ Not Provided)
Linvill, Lewis M ~ 31 Mar 1896 (WW:139 ~ Not Provided)
Linvill, Lorena Hemmick ~ 19 Apr 1893 (P-1:68 ~ 1-A:116)
Linvill, Lorena Hernmrick ~ 19 Apr 1893 (WW:139 ~ Not Provided)
Linvill, Mae C ~ 25 Mar 1913 (P-2:193 ~ 2-A:58)
Linvill, Mae C ~ 25 Mar 1913 (P-2:193 ~ Busco 1:12)
Linvill, Martha Jane ~ 11 May 1914 (P-2:193 ~ 2-A:90)
Linvill, Martha Jane ~ 11 May 1914 (P-2:193 ~ City 1:25)
Linvill, Walter Hayes ~ 28 Feb 1925 (SH:179 ~ C1:68)
Linvill (or Linwell), Oren ~ 6 Jul 1909 (P-2:193 ~ 2-A:19)
Linville, Cornelius ~ 3 Jan 1904 (WW:139 ~ Not Provided)
Linville, Edward Mitten ~ 14 Feb 1895 (P-1:68 ~ 1-A:123)
Linville, Lewis M ~ 31 Mar 1896 (P-1:68 ~ 1-A:135)
Linville, Sarah F ~ 16 May 1912 (P-2:193 ~ 2-A:60)

Whitley County Guardianships

LEECH, John W.        1910     0238
LEECH, Samuel         1884     0468
LINVILL, Sarah F.     1923     0615
LINVILL, Walter H.    1925     0787

Whitley County Landowners 1889 Plat Map

Leach, S. - - Section 19 - - Richland T31N R8E (8 acres)
Leech, A. - - Section 7 - - Smith T32N R10E (50 acres)
Leech, E. - - Section 17 - - Smith T32N R10E (31.16 acres)
Leech, J. W. - - Section 17 - - Smith T32N R10E (55 acres)
Linville, S. F. - - Section 7 - - Smith T32N R10E (58 acres)

Whitley County Land Patents

To see the actual Land Patent Go to:
BLM - General Land Office Records
LEECH, JOHN 32-N 10-E 06/26/1905 10909 IN3160__.349 LEECH, JOHN 32-N 10-E 08/01/1837 10909 IN3380__.328 MARTIN, BENJAMIN F 32-N 9-E 03/20/1837 8463 IN1580__.304 MARTIN, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN 32-N 9-E 03/20/1837 8464 IN1580__.305 MARTIN, BENJAMIN F 32-N 9-E 03/20/1837 8465 IN1580__.306 Whitley Co Marriage Abstracts Bride Groom Married By Aladelpha Leech Charles Gaff April 20, 1884 James Cunningham, J.P. Fanny J. Leech William Jacquay November 5, 1882 Stephen H. Clark. Whitley Co Marriage Application Index Leach, Grace B Bride 3-145 Leach, John Bride's Father 3-145 Leech, Alice M Bride's Mother 3-50 Leech, Fannie Groom's Mother 3-274 Leech, Mariah Bride's Mother 3-128 Leech Sarah F Bride's Mother 1-27 Leech, Sarah F Groom's Mother 4-265 Leech Sarah Frances Groom's Mother 1-138 Whitley County Marriages - 1838-1910 - 1991-1938 LEACH, Eliza Adam SCHAAF January 26, 1867 2A:401 LEACH, Frederick Verna BOLLINGER November 21, 1914 8:290 LEACH, Jeanette Dwight WINNER April 25, 1935 13:305 LEACH, John W Maxie RUCKMAN December 27, 1874 2:426 LEACH, Grace B Carl L KAUFMAN March 1, 1910 7:479 LEACH, Miriam Scott W KEISLER March 14, 1923 9:337 LEACH, Samuel Diana MARTIN July 1, 1849 1:38 LEACH, Sarah F Charles WINEBRENNER September 7, 1872 2:215 LEACH, Sarah F Cornelius LINVILL August 10, 1876 2:554 LEACH, Southard Lorenzo Bertha Adaline KELLER February 15, 1930 11:63 LEACH, Stephen Mary A RIDINGER December 21, 1865 2A:297 LEACH, Walter Mary Joyce MCGUSHIN January 28, 1890 4:483 LEECH, Aladelpha Charles GAFF April 20, 1884 3:634 LEECH, Alice M James PENCE October 1, 1882 3:493 LEECH, Fanny J William JACQUAY November 5, 1882 3:508 LEECH, Ira E Ella J KRIDER March 29, 1888 4:319 LEECH, James Elizabeth STREAN August 2, 1849 1:38 LEECH, Nancy Mordicai C CARPER February 18, 1891 4:577 LEECH, Thelma Leona Jacob Paul KILLIAN September 12, 1925 9:482 LEECH, William A Leila L PENCE November 4, 1882 3:508 Whitley County Obituaries LEACH, Mrs Simon ~ CCP ~ 7 May 1902 LEECH, John W ~ CCC ~ 11 Feb 1891 LEECH, John W ~ CCP ~ 25 Feb 1891 LEECH, Mrs John ~ CCC ~ 25 Feb 1891



Sonday Funeral Home Records, Churubusco, Indiana 1906-1932
Compiled by Ruth Ann Arehart and Lenora Ellen Geiger, 1984:

Coe, George W.--d. 28 May 1910, pb. Eel River; m. Gray,
     Eliza (Samuel Gray and Ruth Leech) b. 7 Mar. 1829, Know
     Co., Ohio, d. 10 April 1917, pb. Eel River
     
Coe, Mary--see Barr, George

Gray, Eliza--see Coe, George W.

Gray, Samuel--m. Leech, Ruth; ch.--Eliza 1829-1917

Leech, Alice M.--see Pence James K.

Leech, Ira Elmber--(James Leech and Elizaeth Strain)
     b. 5 May 1865, Whitley Co., d. 5 Feb 1924, pb.
     Blue River; m. Krider, Ella, b. Whitley Co.

Leech, James--b. Wayne Co., Ohio; m. Strean, Elizabeth.
     b. 8 Dec. 1829, Ohio. d. 20 Jan. 1916, pb. Blue
     River; ch.--Ira Elmer 1863-1924, Alice M. 1861-1926

Leech, Ruth--see Gray, Samuel




Sonday Funeral Home Records, Churubusco, Indiana 1933-1950
Compiled by Ruth Ann Arehart and Lenora Ellen Geiger, 1987:

Brebner, Gavin E.--James Brebne) b. 3 Sept. 1866, Daviot, Scotland.
       d. 8 Dec. 1941, pb. Blue River; m. Leech, Eva L., b. Ind.

Brebner, James--b. Scotland, ch.--Gavin E.  1866-1941

Leech, Alice--see PENCE, James L.

Leech, Eva L.--see Brebner, Gavin E.

Leech, James--b. Ohio; m. Strean, Elizabeth, b. Ohio; 
              ch-William Albert 1858-1934

Leech, William Albert--(James Leach and Elizabeth Strean) b.
       31 Mar. 1858, Ohio, d. 23 Oct. 1934, pb. Blue River; m.
       Pence, Leila (Absolam Pence and Clara Van Houton) b. Sept.
       died, 6 Nov. 1939, pb. Blue River

Pence, Absolam--b. Ohio; m. Van Houton, Clara; ch.--Leila d. 1939

Pence, David M.--(Jospeh Pence and Susanna Waugh) b. 14 Jan. 1864,
     Whitley Co., d. 29 Mar. 1944, pb. Christian Chapel; m.
     Winebrenner, Mary, b. Ind.

Pence, James L.--(Joseph Pence and Susanna Waugh) b. 26 April 
       1861, Whitley Co., d. 26 Oct. 193, pb. Blue River, m. Leec,
       Alice, b. Whitley Co.

Pence, Joseph--b. Ohio; m. Waugh, Susanna, b. Ohio; ch.--David
     M. 1864-1944 and James L. 1861-1939
     
Pence, Leila--see Leech, William Albert


Noble County References
All Noble County references from the Noble County GenWeb Site.

Noble County Biogrpahies

James M Applegate (deceased) was a native of Richland County, Ohio, born October 23, 1829, a son of Isaac and Sarah (Davis) Applegate, and one of five children. At the age of twenty he came to Indiana with his brother to teach school, commencing in Green Township and following this calling through eleven winters in his neighborhood, where he won many friends, being temperate and an exemplary citizen. He was a Republican and held several township offices. While serving in the army he contracted sickness, which resulted in death January 19, 1879. May 4, 1851 Mr. Applegate was married to Miss Sophronia Gray, the daughter of Samuel and Ruth (Leech) Gray. She was born in Knox County, Ohio February 17, 1831 and came to Noble County with her parents in 1835 and assisted at the spinning wheel and other domestic duties. She received the common education of her girlhood days. Mr. and Mrs. Applegate were favored by the birth of seven children - Orlando (deceased), Manuel J., Harvey (deceased), Laura J. (Now the wife of O. Fulk), Florence,- Clara G. and Firmer. Mrs. Applegate is still living on the old farm consisting of 158 acres and has the esteem and respect of a large circle of friends. Green Twp

Oliver Strong was born in Knox County, Ohio, February 20, 1826. He is a son of Philander A. and Ruth (Leech) Strong, who were parents of two children. When about two years old, his father died, and his mother married Samuel Gray. She had by him thirteen children. From Knox County they moved to Madison County, Ohio, and remained until the fall of 1835, when they moved to Madison County, Ohio, and remained until the fall of 1835, when they moved to Green Township. Here he commenced clearing and improving a place entered from the government. For a number of years in order to successfully carry on farming and stock raising, he was obliged to house the stock to keep them from the wild beasts. Oliver Strong was reared on the farm, receiving the common education of those days. He was married June 29, 1846 to Miss Eva Fulk of Swan Township, her parents being among the oldest settler of that locality. They have had eight children - Melissa, born March 13, 1847, now Mrs. Gilbert McDague; Thomas J., born March 11, 1848, died November 1, 1850; Philander A., born August 15, 1849, died November 21, 1850; George W., born August 19, 1850; Henry C., January 23, 1852, married Magdalene Treese; Franklin P., born May 3, 1853; James W., May 12, 1854, died July 21, 1854; and John C., born October 26, 1856. Mr. Strong is a Democrat; has held several township offices and has been a successful school teacher. Green Twp

Noble County Census 1880

Leech Elizabeth 18. 497a-40 Swan Township

Noble County Deaths

Coe Eliza, 3-7-1829, 4-10-1917, Gray Samuel, Leech Ruth, A5
Spencer Clara, 9-1-1832, 9-6-1919, Gray Stedman, Leech Sophronia, A5

Noble County Marriages

Brown Russell M, 11 Jan 1921, Leech Dorothy B, Brown Marvin C, Struble Ruth J, 27 Jul 1943
Huddleston Dana L, 8 Nov 1970, Lewis Terry H, Huddleston Edward C, Leech Shirley, 66-10
Leech Dorothy B, 7 Jul 1925, Brown Russell M, Leech Clo E, Weitzel Leona L, 36-329
Wilson Herbert A, 11 Aug 1876, Collins Irma M, Wilson George, Leech Elizabeth, 26 Dec 1911
Winebrenner Edna, ca 1872, Benner Otis L, Winebrenner Charles, Leech Sarah F, 6

Noble County Obituaries

Arnold Lillia R, 86, of R. 2, Churubusco, died Wednesday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Services were Friday in D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. Born in Noble County, she was a retired school teacher and a member of the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church. She also belonged to the Eel River Home Economics Club. Surviving are four sons, Donald M. and George H., both of Fort Wayne, Ralph C., Churubusco, and Kenneth R., Avilla; a daughter, Mrs. Catherine Leech, Garrett; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Getts, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Orpha Robinson, Wolcottville; four brothers, Jerry Ott, Fort Wayne, Roscoe Ott, Miami, Fla., Lawrence Ott, Churubusco and Nelson Ott, Muskegon, Mich.; 24 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. ~ 12-14-1961

Arnold Ralph C, 69, died at his farm home March 3, the same farm where he spent his entire life. He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church. Survivors are three brothers, George and Donald of Fort Wayne and Kenneth of Avilla; and one sister, Mrs. Catherine Leech of Garrett. Services were in Sheets Funeral Home March 6. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 3-9-1978

Leech John E, 43, of Garrett, manager of the Garrett Branch of the Pet Milk Company, and a member of the public school board, died Monday at Sacred Heart Hospital. He was active in community affairs, an active member of the Methodist Church, the Lions Club, and was a member of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce. He was born April 16, 1908 at Churubusco and was united in marriage to Catherine Arnold April 4, 1931. Surviving besides the widow are two sons, Thomas and William; three daughters, Phyllis, Karen and Virginia, all at home; the father, James Franklin Leech, of Columbia City; and a sister, Mrs. Jacob Killian of LaPorte. Funeral was at the Methodist Church Wednesday. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 4-3-1952





MARTIN




Benjamin Franklin Martin b 1807 Wilkes Co. NC
         d 1842 Round Lake, Whitley, IN
         son of Robert and Amelia (Wright) Martin
         Married 27-Jun-1825 Wilkes Co., NC 
Sarah Rousseau b 1806 NC d 1855 Whitley Co., IN
         daughter of David R. & Nancy (Shores) Rousseau

   Nancy Martin        b Wilkes Co NC
   Diana Martin        b Wilkes Co NC
   Robert Martin       b Wilkes Co NC
   Franklin Martin     b Wilkes Co NC d Wilkes Co.,NC
   David Martin        b 1832 NC
   James Martin        b 1833 NC
   Samuel Smith Martin b 10 OCT 1834 Wilkesboro, Wilkes Co NC
   Hiram Martin        b 9-Feb-1836 Wayne Co IN . 
                       d 3-Apr-1915 Humansville Polk Co MO
                       m Sarah E. -----
   William Martin      b 1838 IN
   Lucinda Martin      b 1842 IN





ROUSSEAU






David R. Rousseau        b 14-Sep-1779 Trap Hill Wilkes Co NC
                         d 25-Aug-1855 Whitley Co IN
                         m 30-Sep-1801 Surry Co NC
Nancy Shores             d prior to 1850 

Robert Rousseau          b Wilkes Co., NC
                         d 30 SEP 1855 Allen, IN
                         m 14 JUL 1842   Blackford Co. IN 
                         Elizabeth Johnson
                         B 1826 NY
Hillaire Thomas Rousseau b 27 JUN 1802 Wilkes Co., NC
                         d 10 FEB 1890 Jackson, AL
                         m 29 JUL 1827 Lincoln, TN 
                         Lucretia Jennings
                         b 12-May-1809 TN
                         d 28 APR 1877
                         1. William James Rousseau
                            b 1-June-1829 Lincoln Co TN
                            d 16-Feb-1916 Starkville Oktibbeha Co MS
                            m Geraldine ---b 1833 AL
                            a. Hilliard K. Rousseau 1856 AL
                            b. Mollie Rousseau b 1858 AL
                            c. Amanda Roussea b 1863 AL
                            d. Geraldine Rousseau b 1859 AL
                            e. Thomas Rousseau b 1877
                         2. David Thomas Rousseau
                            b 25-Dec-1830 TN
                            b 22-Dec-1891
                            m 1858 
                            Martha ------
                            a. William J. Rousseau b 1859 AL
                            b. Many Jane Rousseau b 1859 AL 
                            c. John H. Rousseau b 1860 AL
                            d. Thomas J. Rousseau b 1862 AL
                            e. Alexander Rousseau b 1865 AL
                            f. Richard F. Rousseau b 1868 AL
                            g. Calvin Rousseau b 1869 AL
                            h. Harriet E. Rousseau b 1871 AL
                            i. Felix Rousseau b 1875 AL
                         3. Mary Elizabeth Rousseau
                            b 14-Sep-1832
                            d 15-Jul-1842 
                         4. Calvin Constantine Rousseau
                            b 24 SEP 1834 Shelby, AL
                            d 2 JAN 1917
                            m 1865 Bethana ----- b 1840 AL
                            a. Laurance C Rousseau b 1766 TN
                            b. CandanceJ. Rousseau b 1868 TN
                            c. George A. Rousseau b 1870 TN
                            d. Hilliar F. Rousseau b 1873 TN
                            e. Elbert B. Rousseau b 1875 TN
                         5  John Shores Rousseau
                            b 13-Nov-1837
                            d 2-Sep-1839
                         6. Sarah Matilda Rousseau
                            b 19-Dec-1839 AL 
                            d 1-Mar-1851
                         7. Richard Minton Rousseau
                            b 10-Sep-1841 AL
                            d 7-Apr-1857
                         8. Nancy Jane Rousseau
                            b 13-Apr-1844 AL
                            d 1910 Maxwell TN
                         9. Martin Fletcher Rousseau
                            b 13-June-1846 AL
                            d 12-Sep-1850
                        10. Hilliar Lafayette Rousseau
                            b 26 MAY 1848 Bibb Co AL 
                            d 1929   
Reuben Rousseau          b 23 AUG 1804 Wilkes Co. NC
                         d 12 DEC 187 Marshall IA
                         m 6 AUG 1825 Wilkes Co. NC 
                         Sarah Baugas b 1804 NC d 1870's 
                         1. Robert Rousseau b 1838 Wilkes Co NC
                         2. Juliann Rousseau b 1835 IN
                         3. Sarah Rousseau b 1838 IN
                         4. Ellmariah Rousseau b 1841 IN
                         5. Ellen J. Rousseau b 1842 IN
                         6. Emily Rousseau b 1845 IN
Sarah Rousseau           b 1806 NC 
                         d 1855 Whitley Co. IN 
                         m 27 JUN 1825 Wilkes Co. NC 
                         Benjamin Franklin Martin
                         1. Nancy Martin b NC
                         2. Diana Martin b NC
                         3. Robert Martin b NC
                         4. Franklin Martin b NC d NC
                         5. David Martin b 1832 NC
                         6. James Martin b 1833 NC
                         7. Samuel Smith Martin 
                            b 10 Oct 1834 Wilkesboro Wilkes Co NC
                         8. Hiram Martin b 9 Feb 1836 Wayne Co IN
                            m Sarah E. ------ b 1838 OH
                         9. Wiliam Martin b 1838 IN
                        10. Lucinda Marting b 1842 IN
William Rousseau         b 27 DEC 1807 Wilkes Co. NC
                         d 6 DEC 1855 Aboite Twp Allen Co IN
                         m 1833 Henry Co IN 
                         Ruth McBride b 23-Jun-1811 Wilkes Co NC
                         d 24-Jan 1883 Aboite Twp Allen Co IN
                         1. Reuben Rousseau b 1836 IN m Caroline -----
                         2. Daniel Rousseau b 1848 IN m Josephine-----
                         3. James Rousseau b 1856 IN
John Rousseau            b ABT 1809 NC
                         d Jackson, AL
                         m Martha ----- b 1816 TN d Jackson AL
James Horace Rousseau    b 22 JAN 1812 Trap Hill, Wilkes, NC
                         d 15 MAR 1883 Humansville Polk, MO
                         m 1837 Whitley Co. IN 
                         Eliza Pence b 1-Jul-1816 Fayette Co Ohio
                         d 6-Mar-1886 Humansville Polk Co MO
                         1. David Hume Rousseau 
                            b 28-Mar-1840 Whitley Co IN
                         2. Elizabeth Rousseau 
                            b 2-Feb-1847 Whitley Co IN
                         3. Sarah C. Rousseau 
                            b 29-Apr-1849 Whitley Co IN
                         4.  Horace G. Rousseau b 1860 IA
Mary Ann Rousseau        b 2 DEC 1813 Wilkes Co. NC
                         d 16 SEP 1899 Wilkes Co. NC
                         m 16 AUG 1834 Wilkes Co. NC 
                         James W. Transou b 18-May-1811 Stokes Co NC
                         d 1893 Wilke Co NC
                         1. Ellen Transouu b 1837 NC
                         2. Rufus Transou 
                            b 12 an 1838 Gilreath Wilkes Co NC
                            m 26 Feb 1860 Wilkes Co NC
                            Jerusha Matilda Wright 
                            b 5 1842 Hunting Creek Wilkes Co NC
                            d 9-Nov-1862 Wilkes Co NC
                            m2 2-Apr-1867 Wilkes Co NC
                            Irena E. Hendren b 1851 NC 
                         3. Frances Almeda Transou 
                            b 10-Jun-1839 Wilkes Co NC
                            d 18-May-1907
                            m 16-Jul-1861 Wilkes Co NC
                            James William Wright 
                            b 28-Feb-1826 Surry Co NC
                            b 31 Jan 1865 MD
                            m 16-Jul-1861 Wilkes Co NC
                            1. Charles Calvin Wright b 12-Aug-1862 NC
                               d 14-Jul-1933 m 23-Sep-1981 NC 
                               Jennie Catherine Land b 6-Jun-1868
                               a. Mary Doris Wright 
                                  b 13-Jun-1892 Hunting Creek Wilkes Co NC
                               b. James Thoams Carr Wright 
                                  b 22-May-1894 Hunting Creek Wilkes Co NC 
                               c. David Ralph Wright 
                                  b 3-Mar-1896 Hunting Creek Wilkes Co NC
                                  b July 1863 NC m 6-Jun-1920
                                  Eula Bumgarner
                               d. Clyde Robert Wright 
                                  b 12-Apr-1901 Hunting Creek Wilkes Co NC
                               e. Charles Calvin Wright 
                                  b 21-Feb-1911 Hunting Creek Wilkes Co NC
                         4. James Transou b 1843 NC 
                            m Sarah ------ b 1850 NC
                            1. Walter Transou b 1870 NC
                            2. Lilly Ann Transou b 1872 NC
                            3. Horton ransou b 1874 NC
                            4. Caludius Transou b 1876 NC
                            5. Lucy Transou b 1879 NC
                         5. Lucy Transou b 1845 NC
                         6. Sidney Transou b 1847 NC
                         7. Mary Ellen Transou b 1849 NC
                         8. Ann Janette Transou b 1853 NC
                         9. Magdaline Transou b 1857 NC
Elizabeth Rousseau       b 1823 NC
                         d 1870 Hartford City IN
                         m 1835 William A. Martin b 1811 NC
                         1. Martha Martin b 1836 Preble Co OH
                         2. Louisa Martin b 1838 Preble Co OH
                         3. Ensor Lafayette Martin 
                            b Oct-1841 Preble Co OH
                            d 15-Sep-1904 Peoria IL 
                            m 25-Dec-1865 Havana Mason Co IL
                            Nancy ----- b Mar-1845 PA 
                            d 25-May-1915 Springfield IL
                            a. Eugene Martin b 1867 IA
                            b. Minnie Martin b 1869 IA
                            c. Harry Martin b 1870 IA
                            d. Willie Martin b 1873 IA
                            e. Ina Martin b 1875 IA
                         4. Nancy Martin b 1843 b Preble Co OHio
                         5. Lucinda Martin b 1846 Preble Co OH
                         6. David Martin b 1849 Preble Co OH
                         7. Sarah E. Martin b 1853 Havana Mason Co IL
                         8. Charles Martin b 1854 Havana Mason Co IL
Amelia Rousseau          b Oct-1824 NC
                         d Hartford City Blackford Co IN
                         m 15-Dec-1842 Henry Co IN 
                         George S. Howell b 1815 OH 
                         d 1872 Blackford Co., IN
                         1. Nelie Howell b 1865 IN


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