Jacob Booher
Elizabeth Barnett
Jonathan M. Booher
Jemima Andrew
Jasper C. Booher


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1. Mary C. Smith
2. Elizabeth Ross

Jasper C. Booher 2 3

  • Born: 7 Dec 1841, , Montgomery, IN 3
  • Marriage (1): Mary C. Smith on 30 Aug 1865 in , Montgomery, IN
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth Ross on 11 Feb 1875 1
  • Died: 1915 at age 74

  General Notes:

2. Booher, Winfield Scott. BOOHER FAMILY HISTORY HORIZONS, (1976)
3. 1850 Montgomery Co. IN census [see father]
4. 1860 Montgomery Co. IN census [see father]
5. USGenweb: Indiana: Montgomery Co. Marriages recorded between 1850-1888
6. 1880 Piatt Co. IL census
7. 1900 Piatt Co. IL census
8. 1910 Piatt Co. IL census

!BIRTH: Source-1 p. 69 for date; Source-3 for state

!MARRIAGE: Source-1 p. 116 for date [9 Sep] and place; Source-1 p. 69 has 30 Aug 1865; Source-5 Bk. 6 p. 331 for date used and place

!DEATH: Source-1 p. 69 for date


!ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Source-2 p. 121 was a Civil War Veteran

1880 Source-6 Census Place: Cerro Gordo, Piatt, Illinois
Source: FHL Film 1254242 National Archives Film T9-0242 Page 225D

Jasper C. BOOKER Self 38 IN Occ: Farmer Fa: TN Mo: NC
Elizabeth BOOKER Wife 28 KY Occ: Kpng Hs Fa: KY Mo: KY
Myrtle BOOKER Dau 8 IL Fa: IN Mo: IN

!1900 Source-7 p. 74 #246-248 Cerro Gordo Twp.
Booher, Jasper Dec 1841 58 m 25y IN TN NC landlord
Elizabeth Jun 1852 48 0-0 KY KY KY

!1910 Source-8 p. 68 #288-296 Cerro Gordo Twp.
Booher, Jasper C. 68 m2 34 yrs. IN TN TN
E;izabeth 58 0-0 KY KY KY

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Military on 28 Feb 1865: and enlisted for the Civil War. 1 Eleventh Indiana Infantry, Company I.

2. Moved: 1866, , Macon, IL. 1

3. Moved: 1872, Cerro Gordo, Piatt, IL. 1

4. Book: ortrait and biographical album of De Witt and Piatt Counties, Ill., 1885. 3
Jasper C. Booher. As one of the oldest settlers in his neighborhood this gentleman has an extended acquaintance, not only in Piatt County, but in the contiguous regions, and his many friends unite in wishing him a continuance of the prosperity that now attends him. His finely improved farm on section 5, Cerro Gordo Township, is a standing monument to the persistence of his labors and the wisdom of his management. The residence which adorns it is of pleasing architectural design, and is tastefully furnished with all that heart can wish that will add to the comfort and pleasure of those who occupy it. Its doors are thrown hospitably open to the best society of the vicinity and good cheer for mind and body abounds therein.
Mr. Booher is a Hoosier, having been born in Montgomery County on the 7th of December, 1841. His father, Jonathan Booher, was born in East Tennessee, and his mother formerly Jemima Andrew, was a native of North Carolina. The paternal ancestors were German and the mother was of English and Scotch descent. Her grandfather was a Revolutionary soldier and laid down his life for the cause of freedom. The parents of Mr. Booher located in Montgomery County, Ind., while Indians were still there, and hewed out their home from the wilderness. Being the eldest son he had to take a part in what may be called pioneer work, and as he grew toward manhood became well acquainted with the labor necessary to develop and bring to perfection a new territory.
The brothers and sisters of our subject are Rebecca A., wife of John Flanigan; Sarah E., wife of J. M. Griffon; Raseline, widow of John Ellsberry, whose homes are in Montgomery County, Ind.; and Eleazar B., who resides in Cerro Gordo this State. When old enough to attend school Mr. Booher pursued his studies in a log building with puncheon floor and rude furnishing, where instruction was obtained under the subscription method. Public schools were organized and he was privileged to attend for a time, but the system had not reached its present perfection in the Hoosier State, and he of course had not the advantages open to those who are living there to-day. However, early deficiencies have not prevented his becoming well-informed and well fitted to transact all the business affairs which have fallen to his lot. The young man enlisted February 28, 1865, in the Eleventh Indiana Infantry, and was enrolled in Company I. The regiment was attached to the Army of the Potomac, and the company was stationed at Baltimore for post duty. Mr. Booher was honorably discharged in July following his enlistment, the war having closed, and returning to his home he resumed the duties of civil life.
An important epoch in the history of Mr. Booher was August 31, 1865, on which day he was married to Mary C. Smith, with whom he lived happily until January 19, 1873, when she was called hence. She had borne two children, one of whom, a daughter Carrie Myrtle, is still living. Mr. Booher was again married, February 11, 1875, his bride on this occasion being Miss Elizabeth Ross, a native of Wayne County, Ky., and daughter of Marion and Sarah Ross. Mrs. Elizabeth Booher was born January 18, 1852, and is an intelligent and energetic woman.
Early in his wedded life Mr. Booher came to this State, establishing his home in Macon County in 1866. He remained there until the spring of 1872, when he decided to make Piatt County his home and coming here settled on a tract of land which bore a log house, and had some acres of cultivated ground. This farm he has developed, finding it necessary to do considerable of the initial work necessary in obtaining that result, and it now affords him a home in which he can take just pride.
In politics Mr. Booher is independent, voting for the principle which he considers the important issue instead of for the party. He belongs to the Grand Army Post at Cerro Gordo, and is also a member of the Farmers' Mutual Benefit Association. He has been Road Commissioner of Cerro Gordo Township, and now holds the office of School Director. Even a short conversation with him is sufficient to convince one of his intelligence, large fund of information and marked courtesy. Both himself and wife are active and popular in the social circles of the vicinity, as well they may be, each possessing the necessary qualifications of mind and character.

Jasper married Mary C. Smith on 30 Aug 1865 in , Montgomery, IN. (Mary C. Smith was born in Jun 1852 in , Wayne, KY and died on 19 Jan 1873 in , Montgomery, IN 1.)

Jasper next married Elizabeth Ross, daughter of Marion Ross and Sarah, on 11 Feb 1875.1 (Elizabeth Ross was born on 18 Jun 1852 in , Wayne, KY.)


1 (Chicago, Ill.: Chapman Bros.,1885, 993 pgs.), Page 720. Biography of Jasper C. Booher.

2 Grider, Barbara M, Barbara Grider Booher Database (Louisville, Kentucky. 2008.).

3 (Chicago, Ill.: Chapman Bros.,1885, 993 pgs.), Page 720.

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