Alonzo Havington Ennis and Olive Bird

Citing this biography: Boyd, Michelle, "Alonzo Havington Ennis and Olive Bird," article, Olive and Eliza, last accessed [current date]."

Alonzo Havington Ennes was born 17 November 1819 in Schenectady, Schenectady, New York to William A. Ennes and Margaret Elizabeth Snell. He was the eldest child in a family of eight. His family moved to York, Union, Ohio in 1834, where Alonzo began teaching school and helping his father clear land.

Alonzo married Olive Bird 19 September 1846 in Union County, Ohio. Olive was born 4 December 1827, likely in Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio (as the Bird family was enumerated there in both the 1820 and 1830 censuses) to James E. Bird and Mary Bunker. She was the only daughter in a family of six. Her family moved to Union county, Ohio in 1839. The first school in the western part of Washington Township, Union, Ohio was on the Bird farm. This is interesting to note, given Alonzo's occupation as a teacher, even though it is not certain whether he taught at this specific school.

Alonzo and Olive and their children lived in Union County (enumerated in York, Union, Ohio in 1850), where Alonzo was a farmer and a schoolteacher. In February 1865, they moved to Texas, Henry, Ohio, and on 14 April 1865, Alonzo and Olive purchased land there. They were successful at farming. Their large farm had rich soil and had a large garden and granary, orchard with apple, quince, and peach trees, and streams surrounded by heavy forests of walnut, hickory, and sycamore. Olive died in childbirth 6 June 1869 in Texas, Henry, Ohio and was buried with her baby at the Old Texas Cemetery, Texas, Henry, Ohio.

Alonzo (and some of his children) were Seventh-day Adventists and he was considerate of others' beliefs and wanted other churches to thrive. He not only observed Saturday as the Sabbath, according to his religious beliefs, but he and his household also avoided doing anything on Sundays that would disturb those of other faiths. He also donated a large sum to the building of the Community Church at Texas, which was instrumental in its completion. As there were no Adventist churches in the area, Alonzo gathered his family in front of the fireplace of the big dining room, where they would read from the family Bible, then offer a short prayer. If the weather was good, they would then go to the woods. He never had a lamp in his house but he read by candlelight. His grandson, Calvin Ennes, stated that he read many books and told his children "nature stories." He was "an ardent admirer" of Abraham Lincoln, naming a son after this president and owning and reading a biography of him written before the assassination.

He was an "ardent worker" who was said to "never [have taken] the harnesses off of the horses that worked his large farms" during the busy season. His children also worked in the fields but after Olive's death, the younger children were sent to the house to get meals ready. Beside working in the fields, the girls also did housework, made tallow candles, lard, and apple butter. "In fact," stated Calvin Ennes, "they made nearly everything except the shoes they wore on their feet." In 1870, the farm of A. H. Ennis of Washington, Henry, Ohio was recorded as having 100 acres of farmland, 70 acres of woodlands, and 20 additional acres, worth $8000, producing wheat, corn, oats, wool, peas and beans, potatoes, orchard and garden products, butter, hay, clover, and animals sold for slaughter. Livestock included horses, milk cows and other cattle, sheep, swine. Alonzo eventually bought many farms.

Alonzo died 6 January 1879 in Texas, Henry, Ohio. According to Calvin Ennes, he died of blood poisoning (sepsis) that had resulted from cutting his hand while butchering hogs. His obituary stated that he died after "a painful illness of several days" of lung fever (probably pneumonia). Alonzo was buried alongside Olive at the Old Texas Cemetery. His obituary stated, "In his last sickness he seemed to prize his hope more dearly than ever before, looking forward to the time of the coming of the savior with delight, and in his deepest affliction never murmured but called his children around his dying bedside and admonished them to live true men and women." The obituary ends with the initials D.K.B., possibly indicating that David K. Bowker, his son-in-law, wrote the memorial). According to Calvin Ennes, the children inherited Alonzo's farms, except son Lincoln who had received money for his medical education. His son-in-law, Charles Hanchett acted as the guardian for Lincoln, Beecher, and Sarah, giving final account for Lincoln (as the latter would have become a legal adult at his last birthday) and partial account for the other two 8 April 1882. One A. M. Willard was the administrator on his estate and gave a second account 15 June 1883.

Alonzo and Olive’s children are:

1 Ordella Ennes, born 21 Aug 1847 in Union County, Ohio, married David K. Bowker 1 Jan 1865 in Henry county, Ohio, died 17 Apr 1871, buried at the Old Texas Cemetery, Texas, Henry, Ohio.

Husband: David K. Bowker, b. 2 Dec 1839 in Columbiana county, Ohio to Samuel and Nancy (Koons) Bowker, moved to Austintown, Mahoning, Ohio and Henry county, Ohio as a child, a veteran of the Civil War (enlisted as a private 4 Sep 1861 at Seneca county Ohio in Co. D, 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, later transferred to Co. F 14th OVI, promoted to Commissary Sergeant 15 Dec 1863, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 18 Nov 1864, transferred to Co. C 14th OVI, promoted to Captain 20 Apr 1865, mustered out 11 Jul 1865 at Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, listed in the 1890 Veterans Schedule as having received an injury to the ribs during the war, pension filed 25 Oct 1889, filed again by widow 2 Sep 1897, "a faithful and fearless soldier" and "one of the bravest of the brave under Gen. Steedman"), m. 2nd Mrs. Jemima (Burford) Powell (also called Jem and Jennie in some records), worked primarily as a salesman, devoted part of his time during his last years to agriculture, mayor of Liberty Center at the time of his death ("one of the best officials Liberty ever had"), "a fluent speaker and was well versed in history and the great questions of the day," a Sunday School worker in the Reformed church ("an earnest and devoted worker" noted for "the regularity of his attendance to all the services of the church"), member of Liberty Center Lodge No. 718, I.O.O.F. (Independent Order of Odd Fellows), d. 14 Jan 1897 at his home in Liberty Center, Henry, Ohio (called by a newspaper reporter "his first surrender") probably from a blood clot in his heart after an attack of rheumatism and general indisposition, had been treated by his brother-in-law Dr. Lincoln Ennes, funeral at the Reformed church, bur. 16 Jan 1897 at Youngs Cemetery, Liberty Center, Henry Ohio.

Children: Blanch A. Bowker and Logan D. Bowker.

2 Martha Jane Ennis, born 10 Aug 1849 in Union County, Ohio, married Alva Parks Brown 24 Oct 1870 in Texas, Henry, Ohio, inherited the home and farm where Alonzo and his family had lived, filed for divorce 1 Nov 1880, divorce hearing on 25 Jan 1881 at Napoleon, Henry, Ohio (Martha accused Alva of "gross neglect and Extreme cruelty," reported two incidents in Oct 1880 where he beat her, and stated that he abandoned the family, taking the household goods and provisions with him, on 18 Oct 1880; Alva denied the allegations and in turn, accused her of "gross neglect of duty" towards him, of being the one who deserted him and the family on 18 Oct, and of adultery), divorce granted 11 Feb 1881 (Alva found guilty of extreme cruelty and ordered him to pay alimony; Martha was granted custody of the children), remarried to Alva 1 Aug 1881 in Napoleon, Henry, Ohio, divorced a second time in 1886 (Alva had published a legal notice in the local newspaper, praying for a divorce from her on grounds of "gross neglect of duty" and informing Martha "whose place of residence is unknown" of a hearing on or after 10 Aug 1886; the granting of the divorce was reported in the local newspaper 7 Oct 1886), left with her children and moved to Arkansas, had thought that she had purchased land there but discovered that it was a lifelong lease, living in Spring, Lincoln, Arkansas in 1900, died in 1910 in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas. Her grandson Frank Boyd passed down additional information about his grandmother, saying that she was redheaded, bragged about having "blue blood in her veins," was selfish, vain, and a "man-hater," "lived a hard life" of poverty, farmed and sold eggs, and loved coffee and sugar.

Husband: Alva Parks Brown, b. 23 Nov 1838 in Elba, Genesee, New York to Orsemus L. and Diantha (Parks) Brown, a salesman who ran a huckster wagon to county fairs, sold door-to-door, and sold rotten wood as bedbug powder along with seat springs, water pumps, etc., moved to Indiana after the second divorce, m. 2nd Louisa A. Thoman, was an inventor who obtained several patents, residing at Hillsdale, Helt, Vermillion, Indiana in 1895, supposedly owned a broom factory in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, d. 14 Jun 1929 at the Kalamazoo State Hospital, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, buried with Louisa at Banfield Cemetery, Banfield, Barry, Michigan.

Children: Alva Beecher Brown, Alonzo Orswas Brown, Bertha Amanda Brown, Ardella Margaret Brown, Homer Louis Brown, James Ennes Brown, and Edward Brown.

3 Ellen Elizabeth Ennes, born 3 Apr 1853 in Union County, Ohio, married Charles H. Hanchett 25 Dec 1871 in Texas, Henry, Ohio (in front of the fireplace in the big dining room of the Ennes home), died 11 Dec 1905 in Texas, Henry,Ohio, buried with Charles at the Old Texas Cemetery, Texas, Henry, Ohio.

Husband: Charles H. Hanchett, b. 8 Mar 1844 in Nashville, Barry, Michigan, resided at Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan at the start of the Civil War, a Civil War veteran (enlisted as a private Jul or Aug 1862 at Eaton Rapids in Company G, Michigan 17th Infantry Regiment, wounded as a sharpshooter during the Battle of the Wilderness in May 1864 in Virginia and suffered from a crippled left hand for the rest of his life, mustered out 1 Jan 1865, transferred to Company K, U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps 3rd Infantry Regiment 1 Jan 1865, mustered out 5 Jul 1865 at Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut), a lock tender at the Texas, Ohio canal, justice of the peace for Texas, unable to work in May of 1897 due to a swollen arm due to injury from a thorn in his hand, living by himself in Damascus, Henry, Ohio in 1910 and 1920, d. 15 Nov 1920 in Texas, Henry, Ohio, bur. 18 Nov 1920 at the Old Texas Cemetery.

Children: Roy Hanchett, Ray Ashley Hanchett, and Amy Pearl Hanchett.

4 Emma Amanda Ennes, born 26 Feb 1859 in York, Union, Ohio, married Sheldon Lawrence Bellinger 30 May 1880 in Texas, Henry, Ohio (in front of the fireplace in the big dining room in the Ennes home), sold the property she had inherited and moved to Findlay, Hancock, Ohio during a gas and oil boom there and "saw good times and had many nice things in their home," had to close the family's store sometime after 1910, living with her daughter Mabel's family in Findlay in 1930 and 1940, died 13 Jul 1947, buried with Sheldon at Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, Henry, Ohio. Her daughter Ethel remembered, "My mother and dad loved each other very much. It showed in their daily living even after he became ill and she in turn did all she could for him. She took us all to church every Sunday morning and evening and to prayer meeting on Thursday night."

Husband: Sheldon Lawrence Bellinger, b. 19 Mar 1858 in Henry county, Ohio to William and Jerusha (Cousins) Bellinger, a painter, opened a wallpaper, paint, and picture frame store in Findlay, had a stroke believed to have been caused by lead poisoning from mixing the large open tubs of paint in his store, d. 25 Feb 1910 in Findlay, Hancock, Ohio of apoplexy (cerebral hemorrhage or stroke), bur. 27 Feb 1910 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Findlay.

Children: Merle Ennes Bellinger, Elbert Roy Bellinger, Charles Dumont Bellinger, Laura Bellinger, Mable Bellinger, Ella Eulalia Bellinger, Mildred Emma Bellinger, and Ethel Olive Bellinger.

5 Lincoln Garibaldi Ennes, born 26 Sep 1860 in Union County, Ohio, living with his brother Sylvester and a laborer (perhaps a laborer on the farm?) in Washington, Henry, Ohio in 1880, attended the University of Michigan (appears under the School of Law in the university's 1880-1 calendar but as a first year student in the Department of Medicine and Surgery in 1886-7, listed as a non-graduate of the Department of Medicine and Surgery in a catalogue of officers and students of the university) and graduated in 1889 from the Long Island College Hospital, married Grace May Crozier 28 Nov 1889 in Henry county, Ohio, practiced medicine as a general practitioner for many years at Liberty Center, Henry, Ohio and only lost five of the 670 patients he treated during the influenza pandemic of 1918, member of the Ohio State Medical Association until 1917, advertized a farm for sale near Texas, Henry, Ohio in 1893 and sold property in 1894, received county money for the care of a pauper in 1895, retired to Florida, residing in Bradenton, Manatee, Florida in 1931 and Lakeland, Polk, Florida in 1947, may have maintained their home in Liberty Center as he and Grace appear there in the 1940 census with a note of "Information by neighbor" in the margin, died 11 Sep 1951 in Lakeland, Polk, Florida of cerebrovascular accident (stroke), called Lincoln Garry Ennes or Dr. L. G. Ennes in some records. His and Grace's ashes were buried in the Old Texas Cemetery, Texas, Henry, Ohio.

Wife: Grace May Crozier, b. 22 Jan 1872 to William Crozier, d. Jan 1956 in Polk county, Florida.

Child: Ruby Olive Ennes.

6 Sylvester Beecher Ennes, born 26 Jun 1863 in York, Union County, Ohio, living with his brother Lincoln and a laborer (perhaps a laborer on the farm?) in Washington, Henry, Ohio in 1880, traveled with his brother-in-law Alva Parks Brown during his sales trips, married Margaret Rachel Hardy 5 Sep 1886 in Texas, Henry, Ohio (at the Charles Hanchett home), painter and timber cruiser (recorded in the local newspaper as receiving county money for painting a bridge in 1894), sold property in Washington, Henry, Ohio in 1895, was paid balance due for Texas ferry in 1895, bought the old schoolhouse at  Texas in 1896, said by his son Calvin to have moved to Au Gres, Arenac, Michigan in 1896 (but the local newspaper mentioned starting for the pineries in Michigan, expecting to get work, in 1897, returning after working there for several weeks, then securing work as a painter in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio), living in Whitney, Arenac, Michigan in 1900, moved to Ontonagon, Ontonagon, Michigan in 1908, working at a sawmill in Ontonagon in 1910, moved to Tower, Cheboygan, Michigan in 1917, living in Forest, Cheboygan, Michigan and working in a factory in 1920, living (with Margaret) in the home of his son Max in Forest and working as a general laborer in 1930, died 21 Jan 1953 in Tower, Cheboygan, Michigan, buried with Margaret at the Forest Lawn Cemetery, Tower, Cheboygan, Michigan.

Wife: Margaret Rachel Hardy, b. 30 Apr 1868 in Texas, Henry, Ohio to Jacob and Harriet (Bortel) Hardy, called Maggie for short in the marriage notice in the local newspaper, d. 16 Apr 1957 in Tower, Cheboygan, Michigan.

Children: Calvin B. Ennes, Mark T. Ennes, Roscoe Eldon Ennes, Max Merl Ennes, Olive M. Ennes, Asa Ennes, Helen Ennes, Cecil Ennes, and Mary Margaret Ennes.

7 Sarah Olive Ennes, called Sadie for short in a couple of records, born 11 Sep 1865 in Texas, Henry, Ohio, living in the home of her sister Emma (Ennes) Bellinger in Washington, Henry, Ohio in 1880, married Alfred Milton Miller 19 Oct 1884 in Henry county, Ohio, received county money for the care of a pauper in 1896, appears in a different household in Washington, Henry, Ohio in 1930 and 1940 than Alfred (but it is not entirely clear why), died 19 Feb 1941 in Henry county, Ohio, buried with Alfred in the Old Texas Cemetery, Texas, Henry, Ohio.

Husband: Alfred Milton Miller, b. 20 May 1857 in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania to Tillman and Angeline (Fogal) Miller, a farmer, ran for the office of trustee in 1894 as part of the Democratic party ticket in Henry County, Ohio, d. in 1957.

Children: Pansy Miller, Nellie Miller, Edna May Miller, Guy Alfred Miller, Jessie Miller (daughter), Ray Merle Miller, Flossie D. Miller, Sadie Marian Miller, and Lincoln Ennes Miller.

8 -- Ennes, gender unknown, born and died with its mother 6 Jun 1869 in Texas, Henry, Ohio.


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Alonzo Havington Ennis
Alonzo Havington Ennis
Olive Bird
Olive Bird
Ordella Ennis
Ordella Ennis
Martha Jane Ennis
Martha Jane Ennis
Alva Parks Brown
Alva Parks Brown
Ellen Elizabeth Ennis
Ellen Elizabeth Ennes
Ellen Elizabeth Ennis
Ellen Elizabeth Ennes
Emma Amanda Ennis
Emma Amanda Ennis
Emma Amanda Ennis
Emma Amanda Ennis
Emma Amanda Ennis
Emma Amanda Ennis
Sheldon Bellinger
Sheldon Bellinger
Sheldon and Emma (Ennis) Bellinger
Sheldon and Emma
(Ennis) Bellinger
The Bellinger Family
The Bellinger Family
(***See note below)
Lincoln Garibaldi Ennes
Lincoln Garibaldi Ennes
Lincoln Garibaldi Ennes
Lincoln Garibaldi Ennes

***Note: While the copy of the picture I have does not have names for each of the children, a guess can be made, as I do know the names of the Bellinger children: Sons (from oldest to youngest): Merle Ennes, Elbert Roy, Charles Dumont Daughters (from oldest to youngest): Laura, Mabel, Ella Eulalia, Mildred Emma, Ethel Olive (photo probably taken before her birth as there are only four girls in the photo and according to my records, all of the daughters lived to adulthood).

Margaret and Sylvester Ennes
Margaret (Hardy) & Sylvester Ennis
Margaret and Sylvester Ennis
Margaret (Hardy) & Sylvester Ennis
Margaret (Hardy) Ennes
Margaret (Hardy) Ennis
Margaret (Hardy) Ennes
Margaret (Hardy) Ennis
Sarah Olive Ennes
Sarah Olive Ennis

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Sheldon and Emma (Ennes) Bellinger by Ethel Bellinger Bargar, Their Daughter

Emma Amanda Ennes married Sheldon Lawrence Bellinger at the fireplace in the big dining room. They had three children in Texas, Ohio—Merle, Elbert and Charlie. Sheldon Lawrence Bellinger was not a farmer. He was a painter. So they sold their farm and moved to Findlay, Ohio, when the gas and oil boom was there. Many houses were being built. He opened a big wallpaper, paint and picture frame store in Findlay, Ohio. He mixed his lead paint in large open tubs, enough to keep forty painters busy. They saw good times and had many nice things in their home…Sheldon and Emma’s daughters were Laura, Mable, Ella, Mildred and Ethel. In 1905 father had a stroke. It was lead poisoning caused by mixing so much paint in open tubs. About the same time their first son, Merle Ennes Bellinger, contracted tuberculosis and died in May of 1902. Charlie tried keeping the store open but he was too young, so they had to close it…My mother and dad loved each other very much. It showed in their daily living even after he became ill and she in turn did all she could for him. She took us all to church every Sunday morning and evening and to prayer meeting on Thursday night.

Source: Written reminiscences of Ethel (Bellinger) Bargar about her parents, Sheldon Lawrence and Emma Amanda (Ennes) Bellinger.


A Bit about the Ennes

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ALONZO HAVINGTON ENNES-OLIVE BIRD

Alonzo Havington Ennes, eldest son of William and Margaret Snell Ennes was born at Schenectady, York State, November 17, 1819. In 1834 he moved with his parents to what later became York Center, York township, Union County, Ohio. Here at the age of sixteen, he taught school and helped his father clear land.

On September 19, 1846, Alonzo H. Ennes married Olive Bird in Union County. Rev. D. Dudley performed the ceremony.

Olive Bird's parents came from York State in 1819, to Cuyahoga County, Ohio, near Cleveland. There they lived for several years. Then they moved to Logan County, Ohio, where on November 17, 1827, Olive was born. She was an only daughter in a large family of boys. In 1839, the Bird family moved from Logan County to a farm in Washington township in Union County, Ohio, about five miles southeast of Mount Victory. Here the family grew. Many Birds served, and two died as Union soldiers in the Civil War. One of Olive Bird's brothers, Gorham, became one of Union County's prominent citizens.

After their marriage, Alonzo and Olive Ennes lived in Union County until 1865. He taught school and farmed. Here they had the following children:

Ordella, born 8/21/1847
Martha Jane, born 8/10/1849
Ellen Elizabeth, born 4/3/1853
Amanda Enore, born 2/26/1859
Lincoln Garibaldi, born 9/26/1860
Sylvester Beecher, born 6/26/1863

They then moved to Henry County in February 1865, where Sarah Olive Ennes was born September 11 of that year.

In the 1860's, Texas Henry County, Ohio was a thriving village with mills and factories. Texas was located on the Miami and Erie Canal which ran from Toledo to Cincinnati. It was about 25 miles up the Maumee River from Toledo. Here on April 14,1865, Alonzo Havington Ennes and wife Olive purchased 204 acres for $7000.00 cash from Buel G. Fish and his wife Eliza according to the records in the office of register of deeds, in volume 11, page 309, at Napoleon, Ohio.

On this property in Washington township, north of the Canal and bordering Texas on the east, Alonzo and his wife Olive lived and died. Olive Ennes and her baby died here in childbirth on the sixth of June, 1869, at age of 41. It is said that her death inspired her son, Lincoln, who was only 9 at the time to become a doctor for there were no doctors available at his mother's death. As a result, Lincoln graduated from two of America's medical schools, Michigan and Long Island College of Medicine.

Alonzo Havington Ennes died Jan. 6, 1879. On New Years Day that year while butchering hogs, he cut his hand and blood poisoning set in. Doctor Hag was out of town. His son Lincoln was in medical school and no other doctors were available.

In his teens, Alonzo became an Advent, a faith which he and several of his children followed all their lives. Alonzo was liberal in his belief. He not only kept the Sabbath Day holy, but he kept Sundays holy also. He would not do anything nor permit any members of his household to do anything on Sunday that would disturb people of other faiths. There was no Advent Church at Texas. His daughter Sarah tells how they used to worship.

On Saturdays in the afternoon, Alonzo Ennes gathered his family in front of the fireplace in the big dining room. There, by the fireplace light, if it were cold, or by candle light if it were warm, (Alonzo never had a lamp in the house) he would read from the Old Ennes Bible, which had been handed down from generation to generation since the three sons left the Erne River Valley in Ireland nearly 200 hundred years before. After reading a passage from the Bible, they had a short prayer after which, if the weather was nice he took the children in the woods. Although there were no newspapers, Alonzo read many books, all by candlelight. He made the woods and outdoors interesting to his children by his nature stories. One of the books owned and read by him was "The Life of Abraham Lincoln" of whom he was an ardent admirer. The book, published before Lincoln's death is now in the possession of Mrs. Mary Wilkins, one of his grandchildren.

When the Community Church was built at Texas, Sarah Ennes stated that Alonzo Ennes was instrumental in getting the church finished by giving a large contribution towards its completion. Although always an Advent by faith, he wanted other churches to thrive. Alonzo Ennes was an ardent worker. It is said that during the busy season, he never took the harnesses off of the horses that worked his large farms. He had his children work in the fields too, with him. At mealtime he usually sent Sarah and the younger children to the house to get meals ready while he and the older children remained in the fields, for their mother was dead.


THE OLD ENNES FARMS AT TEXAS, OHIO

The Alonzo Ennes farms at Texas had rich soil. The valleys along the streams running through them were heavily forested with large black walnut, shagbark hickory and sycamore trees. These woods were a squirrel-hunters paradise because of the many nuts.

The large barn on the Alonzo Ennes Farm was about eight rods north from the Canal. Between the barn and the house was a large garden and an orchard of apple, peach and quince trees. The large farmhouse had a large basement. South of the house next to the garden, was a large granary. Next to the granary was a horse-powered treadmill used to run a large fanning mill next to the granary.

In those days the grain was cut by scythe or cradles, bound into sheaves, hauled in, then stacked near the fanning mill. There the grain was thrown on hard ground and trampled by a team of horses going round and round in a circle. It was then flailed with heavy sticks tied together with raw hides. Then the chaff and grain was thrown into the horse-powered fanning mill which blew the chaff and the straw from the grain. The grain was stored in the large granary until it was hauled to the gristmill which was located at the Canal Lock at Texas. There it was ground into flour and feed. The gristmill burned about 1894.

Those were busy days for the girls on the Old Ennes Farm. They not only did the housework and work in the fields but they made the hundreds of tallow candles needed for lighting the home, and also those used in the many square-tinned lanterns used in the barns and stables. The girls also made the lard and the apple butter over an open fire in a large iron kettle outdoors. In fact, they made nearly everything except the shoes they wore on their feet.

Over the years, Alonzo bought many farms so the Alonzo Ennes Farm at Texas, Ohio was originally composed of many smaller places with buildings on each of them. These farms were located north of the Canal on the east side of Texas.

After Alonzo's death in 1879, each of his children, with the exception of Lincoln, who had been given money for his medical education, was given a portion of his holdings.

Ordella, his eldest daughter, who married David Bowker, died in 1871.

Martha Brown, with her large family inherited the Alonzo Ennes home, buildings and land where she and the Ennes family had lived.

Ellen Hanchett received and lived on the Ennes farm between Martha's and the village of Texas.

Amanda Bellinger was given the farm east and north of the Paddy McGrain Place. The Bellingers sold their property and moved to Findlay, Ohio when the oil boom hit there.

Lincoln Garibaldi Ennes was given money for his medical education in lieu of a farm.

Sylvester Beecher Ennes inherited the place between the Old Ennes Farm and Sarah Olive Miller farm which east of Paddy McGrain Place. Sylvester lived on this Ennes place during 1890-1893, then moved to the Ennes farm east of the Old Ennes farm bordering Miami and Erie Canal's Wide water on the north. There, he and his family lived until 1896 when he sold it and moved to Au Gres, Michigan."


ALONZO ENNES—OLIVE BIRD CHILDREN

ORDELLA ENNES married David Bowker. They had two children, Logan and Blanch. Ordella died April 17, 1871, age 24. Their daughter, Blanch married a Noble. They had three children: Nellie, who married Wilford Colbeck, Carl O. Noble of 2040 Kollon St., Saginaw, Michigan and Jesse Frazer living at Pontiac (1968.)

MARTHA JANE ENNES married Albert Brown. They had five children, three boys and two girls. Albert Brown was a salesman. He ran a huckster wagon to County Fairs and door to door selling things like spring seats, water pumps and hundreds of items in demand then.

Young Sylvester Beecher Ennes traveled with Albert on his many trips. It was a hard life for them and a harder life for Martha, his wife, who lived with her father at the Old Ennes Farm taking care of her children. After Ordella died in 1871, Martha was the oldest. Alonzo Ennes gave her the Old Family Bible.

Shortly after her father Alonzo died in 1879, Martha left Brown, took her family, the Bible, which had the Ennes family records back to 1666 in Ireland, few belongings and went to Arkansas. On the way the boat was wrecked while on the Mississippi. The Bible and her belongings were lost, but the family survived. Several years later she came back to Texas with her youngest son Edward and visited. She was never heard from again after she returned to Arkansas.

ELLEN ELIZABETH ENNES married Charles H. Hanchett at the Old Ennes Home in front of the old fireplace in the big dining room on Christmas Day, December 25, 1871, in the presence of David Bowker and Martha Brown.

Charles Hanchett, born March 8, 1844 in Nashville, Michigan was a Civil War veteran. He was wounded in the Battle of Wilderness during that war while acting as a sharpshooter. Charles’ injuries troubled him all his life. He received a pension and acted as a lock tender for the state of Ohio at the lock at the Canal at Texas. He died Nov. 15, 1920 at Texas, Ohio. Ellen, his wife, died Dec. 11, 1905 at Texas, Ohio.

Their children were:

Roy Hanchett, born 8-23-1873. He drowned in Bad Creek 7-21-1882.

Ray Ashley Hanchett, born May 23, 1880. He married Effie(?). He died 7-29-1957 at San Bernardino, California.

Amy Pearl Hanchett, born 9-2-1885. In 1902, married James Hendricks. Their daughter, Ellen Ryman, bore Charles Henry McKeen. Charles McKeen married Ella and they bore: Gwen, Valerie, and Butch. Gwen married Larry L. Headrick and they bore Amy, the Great, great, great, great, great granddaughter of William Ennes (1967) at Flint.


THE BELLINGER FAMILY

AMANDA ENNES BELLINGER, born February 26, 1859, in York Center, Union County, Ohio, married Sheldon Lawrence Bellinger. She died on July 13, 1947. Sheldon Lawrence Bellinger, born March 19, 1858, died February 25, 1910.

They beget:

Merle Ennes Bellinger, born March 12,, 1881,—died May 5. 1902 in Texas, Ohio.

Elbert Roy Bellinger, born July 14, 1883, Texas, Ohio—died December 15, 1967,

Charles Dumont Bellinger, born December 4. 1885, Texas, Ohio.

Laura Bellinger Day, born April 10, 1888 in Findlay, Ohio.

Mabel Bellinger Johnston, born June 25, 1890 in Findlay, Ohio.

Ella Eulalia Bellinger born October 23, 1893 in Findlay, Ohio died on February 17, 1926.

Mildred Emma Bellinger Feller, born December 29, 1895 in Findlay,

Ethel Olive Bellinger Bargar, born August 19, 1900 in Findlay,


DR. LINCOLN ENNES FAMILIES

LINCOLN GARIBALDI ENNES, born Septemr 26, 1860 in Union County, Ohio moved with his parents to Texas, Ohio in 1865, where he lived and married Grace Crozier of Texas, Ohio, who was born January 22, 1872.

Dr. L. G. Ennes graduated from the Long Island College of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School. He practiced medicine for many years at Liberty Center, Ohio. He was one of Ohio’s outstanding physicians. During the terrible influenza epidemic of 1917-18, he won an enviable record for his treatment of that disease. He lost only five out of 670 cases.

After he retired, he moved to Lakeland, Florida, where he died September 11, 1951. His wife Grace died there too, January 10, 1956. Their ashes were buried in the Ennes Family lot at Texas, Ohio.

They bore one daughter, Ruby Olive Ennes, who was born September 8, 1890 at Texas, Ohio.

RUBY OLIVE ENNES, married November 25, 1914 at Liberty Center, Ohio, Paul Asa Parker, born January 1, 1891 at Toledo, Ohio.

...


ALFRED MILLER—SARAH OLIVE ENNES FAMILIES

SARAH OLIVE ENNES, born 9-11-1865, died 2-19-1941, lived her entire life in Washington Township, Henry County, Ohio. She married Alfred Milton Miller, born in Pennsylvania, May 20, 1857. He was a farmer.

They begat:

Pansy Miller, born 1-9-1886,—died 10-20-1890

Nellie (Miller) Leuch,    born 11-17-1887

Edna Miller, born 5-10-1891,—died 8-5-1935

Guy Alfred Miller, born 10-29-1893

Jessie (Miller) Langel,  born 12-12-1895.

Ray Merle Miller, born 12-8-1897

Flossie Miller, born 9-24-1899

Marion Miller, born 9-6-1905

Lincoln Ennes Miller, born 2-12-1909,—died in Nov. 1968


SYLVESTER BEECHER ENNES—MARGARET HARDY FAMILIES—1863-1957

SYLVESTER BEECHER ENNES, painter, timber cruiser, son of Alonzo Havington Ennes and Olive Bird, was born in York township, Union County, Ohio, June 26, 1863.

When young, Beecher Ennes helped his father on the farms at Texas, Ohio, where they had lived since he was two. Later he traveled with his uncle, Albert Brown who ran a huckster wagon in northern Ohio.

Beecher Ennes told the following story about a visit to his mother’s folks, the Birds, in Union County, Ohio.

“In 1877, when I was 14 years old, I visited relatives in Washington township in Union County.”

“That spring, father had the shoemaker on his annual trip to Texas make a pair of shoes for each member of our family. He made me a fine looking pair of leather boots with shiny brass toes.”

“Father told me I could visit my mother’s folks, uncle Gorham Bird and other relatives living south of Mount Victory in Union County, Ohio after the spring crops were planted.

As it was only 60 miles from Texas to uncle Gorham’s farm, I walked. I had gone only a few miles when I found my new brasstoed boots were too tight. They pinched my feet. I took them off and walked bare-footed. In two days I was there. I was treated royally by all the relatives. Everywhere I went, they kept me stuffed with pie, cake and goodies for I was the only member of the Ennes family at Texas who had ever visited them.”

“On the morning of my third day, there, uncle Gorham came to my cousin and me and said “Boys, mother is sick. I want you to go to Mount Victory and get the doctor.” Uncle Gorham had many fine riding horses. We each mounted a horse and galloped to town. Just as we were entering Mount Victory, a circus was erecting its tents. We had never seen a circus. The wild animals thrilled us. We were so excited we forgot all about getting the doctor. We tied our horses to fence posts. We had no money. We wanted to see everything. We got a job feeding elephants and carrying water for admission. We had our work done and were about to enter the tent when we looked up the road.—

There was uncle Gorham, riding like the wind, his long whiskers parted as he rode toward us. He dashed up. He shouted, "Where is the Doctor!" You scampers, your mother dying, and your attending a puppet show! Get home at once. We jumped on our horses and rode home. Uncle rode on for the doctor. When we arrived at the farm, there was my aunt Arcadilla sitting in a rocking chair on the large front porch, serenely smoking a clay pipe. She did not look very sick to me. I might mention that aunt Arcadilla was the daughter of General Winfield Scott of Mexican War fames.

About three o'clock the next morning., I suddenly woke up with the cramps. The excitement of missing the circus and the "hog" I had made of my self by eating too much pie and cakes had physiced me. I attempted to make it out to the privy by the grainery but didn't. I was so ashamed I never went back in the house for my boots. By daylights I was well on my way to Texas, barefooted

On September 5, 1886, Beecher Ennes married, at Texas, Ohio, Margaret Hardy who was born in Damascus township, Henry County, Ohio, April 30, 1868. Margaret died at Tower, Michigan, April 16, 1957 and was buried there in the family lot in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Margaret was the daughter of Jacob Hardy who was born August 8, 1844, and Harriet Bortel who was born 3-21-1850 and who died at Texas 7-15-1905.

...

After their marriage Sylvester B. Ennes and Margaret lived in Texas in a house on the bank of the canal next to David Hardy's about one block from Jacob Hardy's home. In 1890, Sylvester Ennes and Margaret moved into the house on his inherited forty acres of the Old Ennes Farm. In 1893 they moved into one of the larger Old Ennes Farms on The Wide Water of the Canal. In 1896, they moved to Au Grea, Michigan by covered wagon.

They begat:

Calvin Ennes, born 10/3/1887 at Texas, Ohio, married Veva I. Harris.

Mark Ennes, born 8/3/1889 at Texas, Ohio, married Blanch Terrian... divorced married Marie DeBaeker

Roscoe Ennes, Born 1/6/1892 at Texas, Ohio, Married Gladys Chamberlain.

Max Ennes, born 9/1/1893 at Texas, Ohio, married Lila Veihl.

Olive Ennes, born 11/1/1900 at Au Ores, Michigan, married Charles Collins.

Asa Ennes, born 11/14/1903 at Au Gres, Michigan, married Mrs. Lois Watson.

Helen Ennes, born 8/27/1905 at Au Gres, Michigan,died 9/29/31.

Cecil Ennes, born 9/2/1908 in Tennessee, died 6/28/1929.

Mary Ennes, born 2/1/1913 at Ontonagon, Michigan, married Ambert Wilkins.

In 1908, Sylvester Beecher and family moved to Ontonagon where they lived until 1917. Then they moved to Tower, Michigan. There he lived until he died January 21, 1953 and was buried in the Forest Lawn Cemetery there.

Source: Ennes, Calvin, A Bit about the Ennes, privately printed manuscript, Au Gres, MI, 1969. Transcription available at http://www.boydhouse.com/darryl/ennis/book/cover.htm, last accessed 8 Jan 2019.

Note: Calvin was Alonzo and Olive's grandson, through their son, Sylvester Beecher. MB

The History of Union County, Ohio

Chapter XIII-Washington Township

Page 661:

James Bird was perhaps the first settler in the western part of the township. He came to it in June, 1839. He had purchased 400 acres in Survey 12, 105 and had to cut a road to the place. His nearest neighbor, when he arrived, was Jeremiah Lingrel, who lived two and a half miles east, a short distance northwest from what is now Byhalia. Mr. Bird was born in New York, and while in that State served in the War of 1812 a short time. He removed to Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and thence to Logan County, where in addition to his farm labors, he preached the Gospel to his neighbors and also practiced the "Thompsonian" system of medicine. But after his removal to Washington Township all his energies were given to the development of his farm. He brought with him five children-Gorum, William, Albert, James, and Olive (Ennis). He was born June 8, 1789, and died March 24, 1882.


Page 665:

The first school in the western part of the township was held in a log house which stood on the Bird farm.


Source: Durant, Pliny A., The History of Union County, Ohio, Part V: Township Histories, Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co., 1883.


A History of Northwest Ohio

Mr. Crozier is a son of the late Squire William Crozier, one of the most widely esteemed citizens of Henry County. He was born in Ireland about 1821, and when sixteen years of age was brought to this country by his father on a sailing vessel. From New York City the father moved to Pennsylvania and later to Piqua, Ohio, where he died and from there young Crozier came to Defiance. Squire Crozier's first wife was Miss Ross, who died after the birth of two sons and three daughters, all of whom are living and married. His second wife, and the mother of Stephen A., was Louisa Lucas, who was born in Lucas County, Ohio, where her ancestors had settled in pioneer times and had given their name to the county. Squire Crozier and his second wife had three children in Defiance County, and they then moved to Texas in Henry County, locating in Washington Township. There he engaged in the woolen mill industry which he subsequently sold and bought a sawmill, conducting it with Mr. Smith as a partner for many years. The mother of Stephen A. Crozier died at Texas in June, 1881, when past fifty years of age. Squire Crozier lived out his long and useful career in Henry County and died in 1906. For many years he served as a justice of the peace and was known far and wide as Squire Crozier. He was an old line democrat, and exercised more than an ordinary influence in public affairs. He had ability as a speaker, and many times appeared in some of the old log schoolhouses of the country campaigning in the interests of his friends. Stephen A. Crozier was one of a number of children. The survivors are himself and his brother James R. and three sisters: Mrs. Doctor Ennes of Liberty Center; Mrs. Gertrude Wadsworth of Detroit, Michigan; and Mrs. Emma Miers, wife of John E. Miers, who is editor and publisher of the Liberty Press, at Liberty Center.


Source: Winter, Nevin Otto, A History of Northwest Ohio: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress and Development from the First European Exploration of the Maumee and Sandusky Valleys and the Adjacent Shores of Lake Erie, Down to the Present Time, vol. 2, Chicago: The Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1917, pgs. 906-7.


Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record

James Bird (M)

#5290

James Bird was the son of James Bird and Nancy ?. James Bird married Polly Bunker, daughter of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith.

Children of James Bird and Polly Bunker:

Gorham Bird

William Bird

Olive Bird

Albert Bird

James Bird


Polly Bunker (F)

b. 22 Jan 1801, #5293

Polly Bunker married James Bird, son of James Bird and Nancy ?. Polly Bunker was born on 22 January 1801. She was the daughter of Jonathan Bunker and Polly Smith.

Polly Bunker They have 5 children and live in Union Co., Ohio. Her married name was Bird.


Gorham Bird (M)

#5296

Gorham Bird was the son of James Bird and Polly Bunker. Gorham Bird married Arsadilla ?.

Arsadilla ? (F)

#5297

Arsadilla ? married Gorham Bird, son of James Bird and Polly Bunker.  Her married name was Bird.


William Bird (M)

#5298

William Bird was the son of James Bird and Polly Bunker. William Bird married Sarah Garwood.


Sarah Garwood (F)

#5299

Sarah Garwood married William Bird, son of James Bird and Polly Bunker. Her married name was Bird.


Olive Bird (F)

#5300

Olive Bird was the daughter of James Bird and Polly Bunker. Olive Bird married ? Ennis. Her married name was Ennis.


? Ennis (M)

#5301

? Ennis married Olive Bird, daughter of James Bird and Polly Bunker.


Albert Bird (M)

#5302

Albert Bird was the son of James Bird and Polly Bunker. Albert Bird married an unknown person ; “m. ___,” spouse unnamed.


James Bird (M)

#5304

James Bird was the son of James Bird and Polly Bunker. James Bird died; “He d. in the army.” He married an unknown person ; “m. ___,” spouse unnamed.


Source: Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)), https://nha.org/research/research-tools/barney-genealogical-record/, last accessed 7 January 2019.

Note: From the Nantucket Historical Association: “NHA staff consider the Barney Record to be its most reliable and comprehensive—although not infallible—genealogical resource.” MB

From the Probate Records of William A. Ennes

Anna Ennes
Widow of said Decedent
$326.50
Frances Davis $75.50
Priscilla Brooks $75.50
Ellen Elliott $75.50
Maggie M. Southard $75.50
Thomas Hornbeck
Guardian of Lorenzo D. Ennes
$75.50
Martha Browne $10.79
Ellen Hanchett $10.79
Amanda Ennes: now Ballinger $10.78
Lincoln Ennes $10.78
D.K. Bowker
Guar. Of the minor children of Ordilla Bowker
$10.78
Charles Hanchett
Guar. Of Sylvester & Sadie Ennes
$21.58

$779.50

Application for Letters of Administration, 8 Dec 1880
From the Probate Records of William A. Ennes

Frances Davis Daughter Bradner, Wood Co., O.
Priscilla Brooks Daughter Lexington, McClain Co. Ill.
Ellen Elliot Daughter Carolton, Caroll Co., Ia.
Maggie M. Southard Daughter West Mansfield, Logan Co., O.
Ordilla Bowker Dec'd: Having minor children Henry Co., Ohio
Alonzo H. Ennes Dec'd: having Children Henry Co., Ohio
Lorenzo D. Ennes Dec'd: Having a Son Guar. In Union Co., O.


Source: Information from the probate records of William A. Ennes, provided by Ruth Browne (and the Logan County Genealogical Society).

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Napoleon Northwest-News

Obituary of Alonzo Ennes

Obituary.

ENNES - Died, near Texas, Henry county, Ohio, Jan. 7th, 1879, of lung fever, after a painful illness of several days, Alonzo H. Ennes, aged 59 years, 1 month and 20 days. The subject of this notice embraced the Advent faith in 1855, and has ever since been a firm believer in the same. In his last sickness he seemed to prize his hope more dearly than ever before, looking forward to the time of the coming of the savior with delight, and in his deepest affliction never murmured but called his children around his dying bedside and admonished them to live true men and women.

Six children, two sons and four daughters, and six grand-children are called to part with a kind and indulgent parent. The companion of the deceased died nine years ago, and the recent sad occurrence of losing their last parent leaves six orphans, four of whom are left to battle with the trials of life alone.

Funeral services were held at Texas, Rev. A. E. B. Baickly, of Liberty Center, officiating. The sermon was able, earnest and impressive. Text, Job 14th chapter and first clause of 14th verse, "The future life." D.K.B.


Source: Napoleon Northwest-News, 6 February 1879, p. 8, column 5. Obituary available at Henry County Genealogical Society, Deshler, OH


Democratic Northwest and Henry County News
(Napoleon, Ohio)

Available through Chronicling America, Library of Congress

Marriage notice for Alva Brown and Mrs. Martha J. Brown
18 August 1881
Road notice with Alva P. Brown as chief petitioner
9 February 1882
Road notice with Alva P. Brown as chief petitioner
23 March 1882
Probate notice on the estate of A. H. Ennes
31 May 1883
Partial listing from the deliquent tax sale
3 January 1884
*See note below.

*Header for 3 Jan 1884 article:

"Delinquent Tax Sale
The land, lots, and parts of lots returned delinquent by the Treasurer of Henry County, together with the taxes and penalty charge thereon agreeably to law, are contained and described in the following list, to-wit:

Washington Township"

Column headings are:
Owners, Section, Description, Acres, Value, Tax.

Legal notice of the petition for a divorce by Alva P. Brown from Martha J. Brown
5 August 1886
*See note below.
Marriage announcement for Beecher Ennes and Maggie Hardy
9 September 1886
Notice of divorce decree in the case of Alva P Brown vs Martha J Brown
7 October 1886
Dr. Ennes winning a croquet match
13 August 1891
Dr. L. G. Ennes's farm for sale
27 July 1893

*This notice was also published in the same newspaper in different issues through August and September of 1886.

Dr. Ennes in the city
10 August 1893
Mention of Alfred Miller as a candidate in an election
15 March 1894
*See note below.
Real estate transactions involving L. G. Ennes
21 June 1894
**See note below.
S.B. Ennes for painting bridge
28 June 1894
***See note below.
C. H. Hanchett as a Justice of the Peace
11 October 1894

*Header for 15 March 1894 article:
"IN CAUCUS!
THE DEMOCRATS TURN OUT IN LARGE NUMBERS.
Strong Candidates Named.
Last Saturday was caucus day and the Democrats turned out in full force, the result being that exceptionally good tickets were nominated. Below are the tickets:"

**Header for 21 Jun 1894 article: "Real Estate Transactions"

***Header for 28 Jun 1894 article:
"Who Gets the Money.
Orders Issued Upon the County Treasury."

L. G. Ennes in the orders on the county
10 January 1895
*See note below.
Real estate transactions involving S. B. Ennes
2 May 1895
**See note below.
Orders drawn on court, including for S. B. Ennes
2 May 1895
**See note below.
A H Ennes listed in deliquent tax sale
28 November 1895
***See note below.
Sarah Ennes listed in deliquent tax sale
16 January 1896
***See note below.

*Header for 10 January 1895 article: "Orders on the County"

**Header for 2 May 1895 articles: "Real Estate Transactions"

***Header for 28 November 1895 and 16 January 1896 articles:
"Delinquent Tax Sale
Washington Township
Column headings are: Owners, Town, Range, Section, Description, Number of Acres, Value, Taxes."


Dr. L. G. Ennes and wife in town
30 January 1896
Alfred Miller's illness
13 February 1896
Mention of Beecher Ennes in local Texas, Ohio news
27 February 1896
Nelly and Edna Miller's illness
23 April 1896
Dr. L. G. Ennes and wife's visit with another couple
28 May 1896
Sale of the old schoolhouse to Beecher Ennes
28 May 1896
Sarah Miller in Orders Drawn on County
4 Jun 1896
* See note below.
Listings from a delinquent tax sale
7 January 1897
**See note below
A visit to Mrs. Bellinger and S. B. Ennes's departure for the pineries
14 January 1897
David Bowker in article on Decoration Day
21 January 1897

*Header for 10 January 1895 article: "Orders on the County"

***Header for 28 November 1895 and 16 January 1896 articles:
"Delinquent Tax Sale
Washington Township
Column headings are: Owners, Town, Range, Section, Description, Number of Acres, Value, Taxes."

Obituary of Capt. D. K. Bowker
21 January 1897
A party of friends and relatives meeting with Mrs. S. B. Ennes
28 January 1897
S. B. Ennes's return from Michigan
25 February 1897
Roscoe Ennes's illness
15 April 1897
S. B. Ennes's work at Toledo and C. H. Hanchett's injury 
6 May 1897

Cleveland Morning Leader
(Cleveland, Ohio)

Available at Chronicling America (Library of Congress)

David Bowker's promotion to captain
24 April 1865

Deshler Flag

The brave old soldier, Captain David Bowker, of the 14th O. V. I. was buried at Liberty Center Saturday, by his surviving friends. He died Thursday, his first surrender. The Captain was one of the bravest of the brave under Gen. Steedman.


Source: Deshler Flag, 22 January 1897 (Henry County Genealogical Society Newsletter, vol. 4, no. 3, May-June 1990).


The Indianapolis Journal
(Indianapolis, Indiana)

Available at Chronicling America (Library of Congress)

Alva P. Brown listed in an article on patents for Indianians
31 July 1895

Lincoln G. Ennes, M. D., Lakeland, Fla.; Long Island College of Medicine, 1889; aged 91; died September 11; former member of the Ohio State Medical Association, last in 1917. Dr. Ennes practiced medicine for many years in Liberty Center before moving out of the State.

Source: "In Memoriam...," Ohio State Medical Journal, vol. 47, no. 11, Nov 1951, p. 1072. Available at Archive.org.


Name: Rachael M. Hardy
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 30 Apr 1868
Birth Place: Texas, Henry, Ohio
Father: Jacob Hardy
Mother: Harriett Hardy
FHL Film Number: 423626

Name: Cladius Bowker
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 15 Nov 1874
Birth Place: Liberty Township Henry, Ohio
Father: David Bowker
Mother: J. Burford
FHL Film Number: 423626

Source: Ancestry.com. Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774-1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. "Ohio Births and Christenings, 1821-1962." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2011. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.


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Marriage record of Alonzo H. Ennes and Ollive Bird
Name: Alonzo M. Ennis
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 11 Sep 1846
Event Place: Union, Ohio, United States
Spouse's Name: Ollive Bird
Reference ID: 153
GS Film Number: 573776
Digital Folder Number: 004016889
Image Number: 00524

Source: "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X8NF-C81 : 10 December 2017), Alonzo M. Ennis and Ollive Bird, 11 Sep 1846; citing Marriage, Union, Ohio, United States, 153, Franklin County Genealogical & Historical Society, Columbus; FHL microfilm.


Record of Alva P. Brown and Martha J. Brown (second marriage)
Name: Martha J Brown
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 1 Aug 1881
Marriage Place: Henry, Ohio, USA
Spouse: Alva P Brown
Film Number: 000423621

Source: Ancestry.com. Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Original data: Marriage Records. Ohio Marriages. Various Ohio County Courthouses.


Marriage record of Sheldon L. Bellinger and Emma A. Ennes
Name: Emma A. Ennes
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 30 May 1880
Marriage Place: Henry, Ohio, USA
Spouse: Sheldon L. Bellinger
Film Number: 000423621

Source: Ancestry.com. Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Original data: Marriage Records. Ohio Marriages. Various Ohio County Courthouses.


Marriage record of Linoln Ennes and Grace Crozier
Name: Lincoln Ennes
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 28 Nov 1889
Marriage Place: Henry, Ohio, USA
Spouse: Grace Crozier
Film Number: 000423622

Source: Ancestry.com. Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Original data: Marriage Records. Ohio Marriages. Various Ohio County Courthouses.


Name: David K. Bowker
Gender: Male
Spouse: Jemimah Powell
Spouse Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 25 Jun 1873
County: Henry
State: Ohio

Name: Martha J. Brown
Gender: Female
Spouse: Alva P. Brown
Spouse Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 1 Aug 1881
County: Henry
State: Ohio

Name: Ellen Ennis
Gender: Female
Spouse: Charles Hanchell
Spouse Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 25 Dec 1871
County: Henry
State: Ohio

Name: Emma A. Emes
Gender: Female
Spouse: Sheldon L. Bellinger
Spouse Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 3 May 1880
County: Henry
State: Ohio

Name: Lincoln Ennes
Gender: Male
Spouse: Grace Crozier
Spouse Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 28 Nov 1889
County: Henry
State: Ohio

Name: Alfred Miller
Gender: Male
Spouse: Sadie Ennis
Spouse Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 19 Oct 1884
County: Henry
State: Ohio

Source: Ancestry.com. Ohio, Compiled Marriage Index, 1803-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Original data: Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research. Ohio, Marriages, 1803-1900. Full list of sources in the description.

David K. Bowker's records:

Pension index card for David Bowker
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Source: The National Archives at Washington, D.C.; Washington, D.C.; Record Group Title: Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, 1773 - 2007; Record Group Number: 15; Series Title: U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934; Series Number: T288.


Draft registration record for David Bowker
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Source: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records (Provost Marshal General's Bureau; Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865); Record Group: 110, Records of the Provost Marshal General's Bureau (Civil War); Collection Name: Consolidated Enrollment Lists, 1863-1865 (Civil War Union Draft Records); NAI: 4213514; Archive Volume Number: 3 of 3.

Note: The columns marked with " are Race: White, Profession: Soldier, and Place of birth: Ohio. MB


Name: David Bowker
Enlistment Date: 4 Sep 1861
Side Served: Union
State Served: Ohio
Sources: 17

Source: Historical Data Systems, comp.. American Civil War Soldiers [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.


Name: David K Bowker
Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlistment Date: 4 Sep 1861
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Ohio
Service Record: Enlisted in Company D, Ohio 14th Infantry Regiment on 04 Sep 1861.Promoted to Full Comm Sergeant on 15 Dec 1863.Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 18 Nov 1864.
Birth Date: abt 1839
Sources: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio

Source: Historical Data Systems, comp. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.


Name: David Bowker
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Ohio
Regiment: 14th Regiment, Ohio Infantry
Company: F&S
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Captain
Film Number: M552 roll 10

Source: National Park Service. U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, online , acquired 2007.


Charles H. Hanchett's records:

Name: Charles H Hanchet
Residence: Eaton Rapids, Michigan
Age at Enlistment: 18
Enlistment Date: 18 Jul 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
Enlistment Place: Eaton Rapids, Michigan
State Served: Michigan
Was Wounded?: Yes
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company G, Michigan 17th Infantry Regiment on 18 Aug 1862.Mustered out on 01 Jan 1865.Transferred to Company K, U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps 3rd Infantry Regiment on 01 Jan 1865.Mustered out on 05 Jul 1865 at Hartford, CT.
Birth Date: abt 1844
Sources: Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers 1861-65

Source: Historical Data Systems, comp. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.


Department of Law.
Juniors.

Name. Residence.
Notre Dame University.
Lincoln Garry Ennes,............... Texas, O.

Source: Calendar of the University of Michigan for 1880-81, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, 1881, p. 171. Available on Google Books.


Department of Medicine and Surgery.
First Year Students.

Name. Residence. Preceptor.
Acadia College.

Lincoln Garry Ennes, Texas, O., Faculty

Source: Calendar of the University of Michigan for 1886-87, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, 1887, p. 187. Available on Google Books.


Non-graduates of the University.
Department of Medicine and Surgery.

LINCOLN GARRY ENNES, 86-87.

Source: University of Michigan General Catalogue of Officers and Students, 1837-1890, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan, 1891, p. 389. Available on Google Books.


Class of 1889.

LINCOLN GARRY ENNES, Texas, O.

Source: Raymond, Joseph Howard, History of the Long Island College Hospital and Its Graduates, Brooklyn, NY: The Association of the Alumni, 1899, p. 303. Available at Google Books.

Divorce Record of Alva and Martha (Ennis) Brown

Court of Common Pleas, began and held at the Court House in Napoleon in the County of Henry and State of Ohio, on the 25th day of January A.D. 1881. Before the Hon. J.J. Moore Judge of said Court. Be it remembered that on the 1st day of November A.D. 1880 was filed in the Clerk’s office of said Court the following Petition for Divorce to wit:

Martha Brown, Plaintiff. The Court of Common Pleas of Henry
Against County and State of Ohio
Alva Brown, Defendant. Petition for Divorce

The said Martha Brown Plaintiff and Petitioner of said County of Henry respectfully represents to this Court that she has been for the year last past and more the resident of the State of Ohio and is now a bona fide resident of the said County of Henry. This plaintiff further says, and showeth that on or about the 17th day of October A.D. 1870, at Texas in said Henry County and State of Ohio, she was married to one Alva Brown of the same place and whom she prays may be made apart, defendant in this petition, and that she had while living with the said Alva Brown the following Children which are now living to wit Alva Beecher Brown seven years old, Alonzo Orsmas Brown, four years old, Bertha Amanda Brown, two years old, and Ardella Margaret Brown, an infant six weeks old. And this plaintiff further shows that the said Alva Brown defendant regardless of his marital duties toward said plaintiff has been guilty of gross neglect and Extreme cruelty toward said plaintiff, that on or about the 21st day of October 1880, the said defendant violently took hold of this plaintiff and then and there pinched and shook her in a violent manner and then threatened to throw her said plaintiff into the street and plaintiff further says that said defendant on the 24th day of October 1880 again took hold of said plaintiff in a violent and forcible manner and then and there shook her, pinched and twisted her arms around and so injured it that she could not use it properly for the soreness and lameness thereof in consequence of the injury produced thereby. And this plaintiff further says that said defendant on the 18th day of October 1880 abandoned said plaintiff and took with him all the household goods and provisions belonging to the family and all the clothing of said plaintiff & her children except what they had on, taking then and there even the pillow from under their infant child lying in a rocking chair.
And this plaintiff further says that she has in her own right the title in fee simple of the following real estate to wit:— The South West quarter of the South West quarter of Section 25 and 25 acres off of the North and off of the North West quarter of Section 36 in Town 6, North of Range 8 East in Henry County, Ohio, also in same Town and Range the NE ¼ of the NE ¼ of Section 35, on which last tract there is a mortgage of $600.00. And this plaintiff says that said defendant is the owner in fee simple of the East half of the South East quarter of Section 26 in Town 6 North Range 8 East aforesaid less 20 acres off of the North side, and 20 acres off of the South side thereof constituting 40 acres of land.
Your petitioner this plaintiff therefore prays that the said Alva Brown may be duly notified of this petition according to law, that he be required to answer the same and that on the final hearing hereof she may be divorced from said Alva Brown that the custody of said children may be decreed to her, that a reasonable alimony may be allowed her and for such other and further relief as the nature of her case and equity may require.

Martha Brown= By J.H. Tyler, her atty.
Martha Brown
vs.                       Precipe.
Alva Brown
Issue summons against said defendant together with a certified
copy of this petition returnable according to law.
Oct. 30, 1880                             J.H. Tyler, Pltfs. atty.
(-- for) costs:     A.M. Willard
Afterwards on the first day of November A.D. 1880 was issued from the Clerk’s office of said Court the following Summons in Divorce to wit: Summons In Divorce

The State of Ohio To the Sherrif of Henry County:
Henry County You are commanded to notify Alva Brown that Martha Brown has

filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Henry County and State of Ohio a petition (a copy of which is herewith served in him) charging him with Gross neglect of duty and extreme cruelty and asking that she be divorced from him and that alimony be allowed her and for other proper relief said petition will (stand -- --) during the term of said Court next ensuing, and six weeks from and after the
(--)
the 15th day of November A.D. 1880.— Witness my signature as Clerk of our said Court of Common Pleas at the – of said Court at Napoleon this 1st day of November A.D. 1880.
O. E. Barnes
Summons endorsed as follows to wit
Henry Common Pleas = Martha Brown = against = Alva Brown. Summons on petition for Divorce and alimony. J.H. Tyler, Pltfs. atty. Summons returned endorsed as follows: to wit:
Received 10 o’clock A.M. on the 2nd day of November A.D. 1880 and on the 11th day of November A.D. 1880, I served the same by delivering to the within named (defendant –) thereof also in the same day and at the same time served on the within named defendant a certified copy of the petition.
Geo. Daum, Sheriff.
Fees $3.05                         By E.B. Barnes, Dpty             “

And afterwards on the 24th day of January A.D. 1881 was filed in the Clerk’s office of said Court the following Answer to wit:

Martha J Brown.—Plaintiff. The State of Ohio, Henry County Court of
Against Common Pleas
Alva P Brown.—Defendant. Answer and Cross Petition

And so comes the said Alva Brown Defendant and for answer to the said Martha J Brown plaintiff’s petition saith: That he admits that he was married to said plaintiff as she in her said petition hath averred and that they are now husband and wife. That as the fruits of said marriage they have the children as set out in plaintiff’s petition and that the time of the commencement of this action the owner of the lands as stated and described in plaintiff’s petition: said defendant denies each and every other allegation contained in plaintiff’s petition and said defendant by way of cross-petition says: that said plaintiff disregarding her duties of a wife toward said defendant she has been guilty of gross neglect of duty toward this said defendant that on or about the 18th day of October A.D. 1880 said plaintiff deserted said defendant and has ever since been absent and away from her said husband and family without any fault or provocation on the part of said defendant. Defendant further shows that the said Martha J. Brown regardless of her marital duties toward said defendant did on the 17th day of May A.D. 1880 at the house of said defendant in the Township of Washington, in the County of Henry, and the State of Ohio, commit adultery with one Ely Bolinger and that also on the 14th or 15th of May, also on the 25th of April A.D. 1880 at said defendant’s house did commit adultery with said Ely Bolinger and at other and sundry times the dates of which cannot be given exact. And also when said Bolinger was away kept up an improper correspondence by letters with said Bolinger.
Said defendant therefore prays that he may on the final hearing of this cause be divorced from the said Martha J Brown, and that the custody of the said children may be decreed to said defendant and for such other and further relief the nature of his case and equity may require.
Alva P Brown
By John A King, Attorney for defendant

And afterward at the January Term A.D. 1881. (To wit Febry 11th/81) came the following Journal Entry to wit:

Martha Brown        No 702        Petition for Divorce
vs             And vows the said parties by their attorneys and thereupon this
Alva Brown             cause came on for hearing upon the petition of said plaintiff the answer and cross-petition of said defendant the plaintiff’s reply thereto and testimony, and was argued by counsel on consideration whereof the Court finds due notice of the filing and pendency of this petition was given and personally served on said defendant together with a certified copy of said petition by the Sheriff of this County according to law, and the Court further finds that the said defendant has been guilty of extreme cruelty toward said plaintiff as she in her said petition has alleged, and the Court further finds that each of said parties hereto is seized in fee simple of the real estate in plaintiff’s petition described.
It is therefore adjudged and decreed the marriage relation heretofore existing between said parties be and the same is hereby set aside and wholly annulled and the said parties wholly released from the obligations of the same; and it is further adjudged and decreed that said defendant do pay to said plaintiff for her reasonable alimony the sum of $250, payable as follows to wit: $50 in Thirty days from this date, $50 in six months thereafter, $50 in Twelve months, $50 in Eighteen months.— and $50 in Two Years:
And it is further ordered and adjudged that said judgment and decree for the sum of $250 as aforesaid rendered be and the same is hereby made a lien from this date upon the lands of said defendant which are in plaintiff’s petition described to wit: The East half of the South East quarter of Section 26 in Town 6 North Range Eight (8) East in Henry County, Ohio less 20 acres off of the North side and 20 acres off of the South side thereof: containing 40 acres of land.
And it is further ordered adjudged and decreed that said plaintiff be and she is hereby given the custody, nurture, education, and care of said Alva Beecher Brown, Alonzo Omas Brown, Bertha Amanda Brown, and Ardella Margaret Brown, until the further order of this Court. And it is further ordered that said plaintiff pay all the costs of this action and proceedings and taxed to $         except the costs of said defendant’s witnesses.
J.J. Moore
Presiding Judge of said Court.

Source: Martha J. Brown v. Alva P. Brown, from Complete Record, Henry Common Pleas, January Term, A.D. 1881, transcription of a photocopy in possession of Darryl W. Boyd.


Excerpts from an Interview of Alva Parks and Martha Jane (Ennis) Brown’s grandson, Frank Richard Boyd, Thanksgiving, 1988

Frank R. Boyd: …(Uncle Jim Brown) was always feeling like he was chased by the law.

Darryl Boyd: Well, why is that?

Frank R. Boyd: Because he went and killed that guy when he was sixteen years old. See, what happened was my grandmother in Ohio, she had the money, she sold the property there in Ohio. She got mad at her husband and everybody looked down on a divorced woman. She was pregnant at this time, she had a whole bunch of kids, and all by herself, she took off with a wagon, with the kids, and my mother was probably one of the oldest ones ‘cause she told about it all the time. And they left Ohio and went to Arkansas. Well, in Ohio, this guy sold her the land, sold my grandmother the land, or somehow got her money for it. Then she thought she was buying the land out right. It was hers ‘cause the down payment, she gave the guy the money that she had. And then she went down there and found out that after she’d paid the balance off, they worked and cleared it, my mother cleared it with the kids and the orphans and all that. And after they cleared it, he says no. My grandma was going to sell it and get another place and just rent it out. But he says, Nope, you can’t rent it because, in the contract, it was a lifelong lease. And he says, you can’t move off and you have to stay there. If you let anybody else move on, you lose the property. Well, this irritated my uncle and he went there, and he went up there and the guy was in this little house and my uncle was sixteen. He had a .22 rifle and he says, and he told the guy, What’re you doing cheating widow women and orphans? You know, and the guy started to reach in his pocket for a derringer. And my uncle let him have it. And he took off and they had, what my mother said they had whitecaps. It’s like vigilantes. And he was scared to get caught, so he took off on the run, he went to Kansas…

Alice Boyd: Did she (Bertha Brown) ever talk about her parents?

Frank R. Boyd: Oh yeah, she talked about her mama all the time, her mama. And that’s the one that I told you that was redheaded and that’s the one that I told you that come from, that bragged about the blue blood in her veins and that’s the one I told you jumped the boat in Florida. That’s my mother’s mother…


Notes taken by Alice C. Boyd of Frank Boyd's memories and knowledge of his family:

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1850

York, Union, Ohio

David Ennes and Alonzo H. Ennes families in 1870
Households: David Ennes,
Alonzo H. Ennes;
Roll: M432_736;
Page: 31A;
Image: 10;
Township: York

Source: Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29; National Archives, Washington, D.C.


1860

York, Union, Ohio

A. H. Eunice, Lorenzo D. Eunice, and William Eunice families in 1860
Households: A. H. Eunice,
Lorenzo D. Eunice,
Wm Eunice;
Roll: M653_1044;
Page: 197;
Family History Library Film: 805044

Source: 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.


1870

Washington, Henry, Ohio

A. H. Ennis family in 1870
Household: A. H. Ennis;
Roll: M593_1221;
Page: 419A;
Image: 15;
Township: Washington

Source: 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.


1870 Agricultural Schedule

Washington, Henry, Ohio

A. H. Ennis on the 1870 Agricultural Schedule
Agent, Owner, or Manager: A. H. Ennis;
Archive Collection Number: T1159;
Roll: 37;
Line: 1;
Schedule Type: Agriculture
Part 2 of the agricultural schedule entry
Part 2 of the previous
agricultural schedule entry

Acres of improved land: 100
Acres of unimproved land:
Woodland: 70
Other: 20
Present cash value of farm: 8000
Present cash value of farming implements and machinery: 250
Wages paid during the year, including board: 300
Horses: 5
Milch cows: 4
Other cattle (not milch cows or working oxen): 16
Sheep: 50
Swine: 4
Value of all livestock: 730
Bushels of winter wheat: 88
Bushels of Indian corn: 100
Bushels of oats: 50
Pounds of wool: 400
Bushels of peas and beans: 4
Bushels of Irish potatoes: 60
Orchard products (in dollars): 50
Products of market gardens (in dollars): 40
Pounds of butter: 600
Tons of hay: 70
Bushels of clover: 15
Value of animals slaughtered or sold for slaughter: 80
Estimated value of all farm produce: 1854

Source: Ancestry.com. U.S., Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.


1880

Washington, Henry, Ohio

Sheldon L. Bellinger and Chas. H. Hanchett families in 1880
Households: Sheldon L. Bellinger,
Chas H. Hanchett;
Roll: 1032;
Page: 52B;
Enumeration District: 110
Lincoln G. Ennes and Sylvester B. Ennes in 1880
Household: Lincoln G. Ennes and
Sylvester B. Ennes
[with John N. Jorll?];
Roll: 1032;
Page: 48A;
Enumeration District: 110
Alva P. Brown and Orsmus Brown families in 1880
Household: Alva P. Brown;
Roll: 1032;
Page: 59C;
Enumeration District: 110

Liberty Center, Henry, Ohio

David K. Bowker family in 1880
Household: David K. Bowker;
Roll: 1032;
Page: 27A;
Enumeration District: 109

Source: Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.


1890 Veterans Schedule

See the headings for the veterans schedule.

Washington, Henry, Ohio

David Bowker in the 1890 Veterans Schedule
Veteran: David Bowker;
Series Number: M123;
Record Group Title: Records of
the Department of Veterans Affairs;
Record Group Number: 15;
Census Year: 1890;
SD: 1;
ED: 125;
Township: Liberty
Continuation of David Bowker's record
Continuation of entry
for David Bowker

Liberty Center, Henry, Ohio

Charles H Hanchett in the 1890 Veterans Schedule
Veteran: Charles H Hanchett;
Series Number: M123;
Record Group Title: Records of
the Department of Veterans Affairs;
Record Group Number: 15;
Census Year: 1890;
SD: 1;
ED: 121;
Township: Washington
Continuation of entry for Charles H Hanchett
Continuation of entry
for Charles H Hanchett

Source: Ancestry.com. 1890 Veterans Schedules [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Original data: Special Schedules of the Eleventh Census (1890) Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M123, 118 rolls); Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15; National Archives, Washington, D.C.


1900

Washington, Henry, Ohio

Charles H. Hanchett family in 1900
Household: Charles H. Hanchett;
Page: 6;
Enumeration District: 0037;
FHL microfilm: 1241286
Alford M. Miller family in 1900
Household: Alford M. Miller;
Page: 6;
Enumeration District: 0037;
FHL microfilm: 1241286

Liberty Center, Henry, Ohio

Lincoln Ennes family in 1900
Household: Lincon Ennes;
Page: 10;
Enumeration District: 0027;
FHL microfilm: 1241286

Findlay, Hancock, Ohio

Sheldon L. Bellinger family in 1900
Household: Sheldon L. Bellinger;
Page: 7;
Enumeration District: 0054;
FHL microfilm: 1241283

Whitney, Arenac, Michigan

1900census_BeacherEnnes.jpg
Household: Beacher Ennes;
Page: 14;
Enumeration District: 0026;
FHL microfilm: 1240700

Spring, Lincoln, Arkansas

Martha Ennis family in 1900
Household: Martha Ennis;
Page: 24;
Enumeration District: 0116;
FHL microfilm: 1240065

Source: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.


1910

Washington, Henry, Ohio

Alford M. Miller family in 1910
Household: Alford M. Miller;
Roll: T624_1198;
Page: 10A;
Enumeration District: 0043;
FHL microfilm: 1375211

Damascus, Henry, Ohio

Charles H. Hanchett in 1910
Household: Charles H. Hanchett;
Roll: T624_1198;
Page: 12A;
Enumeration District: 0043;
FHL microfilm: 1375211

Liberty Center, Henry, Ohio

Lincoln G. Ennes family in 1910
Household: Lincon G. Ennes;
Roll: T624_1198;
Page: 7A;
Enumeration District: 0029;
FHL microfilm: 1375211

Findlay, Hancock, Ohio

Emma A. Bellinger family in 1910
Household: Emma A. Bellinger;
Roll: T624_1187;
Page: 8A;
Enumeration District: 0066;
FHL microfilm: 1375200

Ontonagon, Ontonagon, Michigan

Silvester B. Ennis family in 1910
Household: Silvester B. Ennis;
Roll: T624_667;
Page: 14A;
Enumeration District: 0230;
FHL microfilm: 1374680

Source: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.


1920

Washington, Henry, Ohio

Charles H. Hanchett in 1920
Household: Charles H. Hanchett;
Roll: T625_1398;
Page: 3A;
Enumeration District: 70
Allen M. Miller family in 1920
Household: Allen M. Miller;
Roll: T625_1398;
Page: 3A;
Enumeration District: 70

Liberty Center, Henry, Ohio

Lincoln Ennes in 1920
Household: Lincoln Ennes;
Roll: T625_1398;
Page: 7A;
Enumeration District: 55

Findlay, Hancock, Ohio

Emma A. Bellinger family in 1920
Household: Emma A. Bellinger;
Roll: T625_1386;
Page: 8B;
Enumeration District: 50

Forest, Cheboygan, Michigan

Sylvester B. Ennis family in 1920
Household: Sylvester B. Ennis;
Roll: T625_760;
Pages: 6A-B;
Enumeration District: 129
Continuation of entry for Sylvester B. Ennis family
Continuation of entry
for Sylvester B. Ennis family

Source: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.


1930

Washington, Henry, Ohio

Sarah O. Miller family in 1930
Household: Sarah O. Miller;
Page: 6B;
Enumeration District: 0025;
FHL microfilm: 2341556
Alfred M. Miller in 1930
Household: Alfred M. Miller;
Page: 10B;
Enumeration District: 0025;
FHL microfilm: 2341556

Liberty Center, Henry, Ohio

Lincoln G. Ennes in 1930
Household: Lincoln G. Ennes;
Page: 1B;
Enumeration District: 0011;
FHL microfilm: 2341556

Findlay, Hancock, Ohio

James H. Johnston family in 1930
Household: James H. Johnston;
Page: 2B;
Enumeration District: 0012;
FHL microfilm: 2341554

Forest, Cheboygan, Michigan

Max Ennes family in 1930
Household: Max Ennes;
Pages: 3A-B;
Enumeration District: 0011;
FHL microfilm: 2340715
Continuation of entry for Max Ennes family
Continuation of entry
for Max Ennes family

Source: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.


1940

Washington, Henry, Ohio

Sarah O. Miller in 1940
Household: Sarah O. Miller;
Roll: m-t0627-03084;
Page: 10B;
Enumeration District: 35-30
A. M. Miller in 1940
Household: A. M. Miller;
Roll: m-t0627-03084;
Page: 6B;
Enumeration District: 35-30

Liberty Center, Henry, Ohio

Lincoln G. Ennes family in 1940
Household: Lincoln G. Ennes;
Roll: m-t0627-03081;
Page: 5B;
Enumeration District: 32-13

Findlay, Hancock, Ohio

Homer Johnson family in 1940
Household: Homer Johnson;
Roll: m-t0627-03081;
Page: 5B;
Enumeration District: 32-13

Source: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.

1923 Findlay, Ohio
Emma A. Bellinger

 Emma A. Bellinger in Findlay, Ohio in 1923
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1931 Findlay, Ohio
Emma A. Bellinger

 Emma A. Bellinger in the 1931 Findlay, Ohio city directory
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1931 Bradenton, Florida
Lincoln and Grace Ennes

 Lincoln and Grace Ennes in Bradentown, Florida in 1931
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1947 Lakeland, Florida
Lincoln and Grace Ennes

 Lincoln and Grace Ennes in Lakeland, Florida in 1947
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Source: Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.,2011.

Dr. Lincoln Garry Ennes' card in the Deceased Physicians' File

Card for Lincoln Garry Ennes in the Deceased Physician File
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Source: United States, Deceased Physician File (AMA), 1864-1968. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.

Name: Alfred Milton Miller
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 20 May 1857
Birth Place: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Father: Tillman Miller
Mother: Angeline Fogal
SSN: 273162721
Notes: Sep 1938: Name listed as ALFRED MILTON MILLER

Source: Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.

Ohio Death Records

Sheldon L. Bellinger:

Death certificate of Sheldon L. Bellinger
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Source: "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X88S-HBD : 9 March 2018), Sheldon L Bellinger, 25 Feb 1910; citing Findlay, Hancock, Ohio, reference fn 8835; FHL microfilm 1,927,355.


Sarah Olive Miller:

Entry for Sarah Olive Miller in Ohio death records
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Source: Ancestry.com and Ohio Department of Health. Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010.


Florida Death Records

Name: Lincoln Garry Ennes
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Date: 1951
Death Place: Polk, Florida, United States

Name: Grace May Ennes
Gender: Female
Race: White
Death Date: Jan 1956
Death Place: Polk, Florida, United States

Source: Ancestry.com. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: State of Florida. Florida Death Index, 1877-1998. Florida: Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, 1998.


Michigan Death Records

Alva P. Brown:

Death certificate of Alva P. Brown
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Source: Ancestry.com. Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Death Records. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, Michigan.

Record for David K. Bowker's Headstone

Record of headstone provided for David Bowker as a veteran
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Source: Ancestry.com. Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1861-1904 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Card Records of Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, ca. 1879-ca. 1903; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1845, 22 rolls); Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Record Group 92; National Archives, Washington, D.C.


Name: Charles Hanchett
Birth Date: 8 Mar 1844
Birth Place: Nashville, Mich.
Enlistment Date: 14 Jul 1862
Discharge Date: 5 Jul 1865
Death Date: 15 Nov 1920
Death Place: Vassar, Mich.
Burial Date: 18 Nov 1920
Burial Place: 1/4 MI N of, Ohio, USA
Cemetery: Texas
Branch of Service: Army
Next of Kin: William McKeen

Source: Ancestry.com. Ohio, Soldier Grave Registrations, 1804-1958 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2017. Original data: Graves Registration Cards Collection, Ohio History Connection, Columbus, Ohio.

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Texas Cemetery, Texas, Henry, Ohio

Gravestones of Alonzo and Olive Ennes
Alonzo and Olive (Bird) Ennes
Photo credit: Darryl W. Boyd, 2000
Color differences in the stones are due to the fact that Alonzo's stone had just been lifted from the mud, where we had found it. Olive's stone had remained on the pedestal. The photo on the right was taken at a later date when the capstone had been replaced.
Gravestone of Alonzo and Olive (Bird) Ennes
Alonzo and Olive (Bird) Ennes
Photo credit: Robert Tong, findagrave.com
Gravestone of Ordella (Ennis) Bowker
Ordilla (Ennes) Bowker
Photo credit: Darryl W. Boyd, 2000
Gravestone of Ordella (Ennis) Bowker
Ordilla (Ennes) Bowker
Photo credit: Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey, findagrave.com
Gravestone of Charles H. and Ellen E. Hanchett
Charles H. and Ellen E. (Ennes) Hanchett
Photo credit: Rick Karr, findagrave.com
Gravestone of Lincoln and Grace<br>(Crozier) Ennes
Lincoln and Grace
(Crozier) Ennes
Photo credit: Keith
Shetzer, findagrave.com
Gravestone of Alfred M. and<br>Sarah O. Miller
Alfred M. and Sarah
O. (Ennes) Miller
Photo credit: Dr.
Cynthia Mahaffey,
findagrave.com

Inscriptions from Alonzo and Olive and their daughter Ordillia's gravestones:

Olive B. Ennes, Died June 6, 1869, Aged 41 Yrs. 6 Ms.& 2 Ds. Alonzo H. Ennes, Died Jan. 6, 1879, Aged 59 Yrs. 1 Mo. & 19 Ds. Ordillia Bowker,
dau. of A.H. & O. Ennes,
died Apr. 17, 1871,
23 yrs. 7ms. & 26 ds.
Asleep in Jesus soon to rise
When the last trump shall rend the skies
Then burst the fetters of the tomb
To wake to full immortal bloom.
Sleep dear sister kind and tender
To friendship true
While with feeling hearts we render,
This tribute true.
(This inscription was found on the
side of Olive Bird Ennis’ marker.)

Youngs Cemetery, Liberty Center, Henry, Ohio

Gravestone of D. K. Bowker
David K. Bowker
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Karr, findagrave.com
Gravestone of David K. Bowker
David K. Bowker
Photo credit: Rick
Karr, findagrave.com

Maple Grove Cemetery, Findlay, Hancock, Ohio

Gravestone of SL and EA Bellinger
Sheldon L. and Emma A.
(Ennes) Bellinger
Photo credit: Robert
Tong, findagrave.com

Inscription:
S.L
Bellinger
1858-1910
E.A. his wife
1859-1947

Forest Lawn Cemetery, Tower, Cheboygan, Michigan

Family monument of the Sylvester Beecher Ennes family
Sylvester B. and
Margaret R. (Hardy) Ennes
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Zube, findagrave.com
Gravestone of Sylvester B. Ennes
Sylvester B. Ennes
Photo credit: Robin
Zube, findagrave.com
Gravestone of Margaret R. (Hardy)<br>Ennes
Margaret R. (Hardy) Ennes
Photo credit: Robin
Zube, findagrave.com

Banfield Cemetery, Banfield, Barry, Michigan

Gravestone of Alva P. and Louisa A. Brown
Alva P. Brown and his
second wife, Louisa A.
(Thoman) Brown
Photo credit: Joyce
Foondle, findagrave.com

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