Daniel Kessler
(Abt 1806-)
Marcus Harter
(1825-1940)
Lucinda Kessler
(1828-1909)
Keziah Elizabeth Harter
(1858-1915)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Rufus Beecher

2. Oliver Ellsworth Aikins

Keziah Elizabeth Harter 1 2

  • Born: 16 Sep 1858, Washington Twp., Miami, IN 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Rufus Beecher on 10 Apr 1878 in Miami, Miami, IN
  • Marriage (2): Oliver Ellsworth Aikins on 26 Feb 1895 in St. Paul, Neosho, KS
  • Died: 11 Jun 1915, South Mound, Neosho, KS at age 56 2
  • Buried: South Mound: South Mound Cemetery, Neosho, KS 2

   Other names for Keziah were Elizabeth Aikins 4 and Kessiah Harter.3

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Washington Twp., Miami, IN. 3 The 1860 census recorded Daniel Kassler [Kessler], 54, living with Kessiah, 63; Daniel Jr., 23; Lucinda Harter, 27; Daniel Harter, 10; and Kessiah Harter, 1.

2. Census in 1900 in Mission Twp., Neosho, KS. 1 Oliver E. Aikens, farmer, 32, born Aug 1867, was married for 5 years to wife Kezia E., 40, Sept 1859. She had birthed 7 children by 1900, 4 still alive then. Living with her: Frank, 4, Jan 1896; Clarence E., 4 months, Jan 1900; and Anna Fay Beecher, wife's daughter, 12, Feb 1888. Oliver was born in Illinois, his father in Ohio, and mother in Tennessee. Kezia and her mother were born in Indiana, her father in New York. Frank and Clarence were born in Kansas. Anna Fay, Kezia's daughter by her first marriage to a Beecher, was born in Kansas and her father in Ohio.


Keziah married Rufus Beecher, son of Henry Beecher and Catharine Shirk, on 10 Apr 1878 in Miami, Miami, IN. (Rufus Beecher was born in 1857 in Richland Twp., Miami, IN,5 6 7 died on 22 May 1889 in Mission Twp., Neosho, KS 7 and was buried in Saint Paul: Hope Cemetery, Neosho, KS.)


Keziah next married Oliver Ellsworth Aikins on 26 Feb 1895 in St. Paul, Neosho, KS. (Oliver Ellsworth Aikins was born on 18 Oct 1865 in Marrowbone Township, Moultrie, IL,8 9 died on 23 May 1941 in Erie, Neosho, KS 8 and was buried in South Mound: South Mound Cemetery, Neosho, KS 8.)


Sources


1 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Kansas, Neosho County, Mission Township, Series: T623 Roll: 493 Page: 154.

2 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28113895.

3 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Year: 1860; Census Place: Washington, Miami, Indiana; Roll: M653_281; Page: 341; Image: 343; Family History Library Film: 803281.

4 FamilySearch.org, <i>Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FWL8-13N G.W. Beecher and Francis Helen Pierce, 28 Aug 1899.

5 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Indiana, Miami County, Richland Township, Series: M593 Roll: 343 Page: 233.

6 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Indiana, Miami County, Richland Township, Series: M653 Roll: 281 Page: 143.

7 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28138207.

8 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28113897.

9 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6H2-8ZB Oliver E Aikins in household of Ichabod Aikins, Illinois, United States; citing p. 4, family 22, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000545763.



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