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Henry Caldwell Kerr

Henry Caldwell Kerr

Male 1847 - 1916  (69 years)

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  • Name Henry Caldwell Kerr  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 19 Sep 1847  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Military Service U.S. Army - Civil War 
    Occupation Business - Insurance 
    Died 12 Nov 1916  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Buried Parkview Cem, Hastings, Adams Cnty, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I4233  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2016 

    Father Caldwell Kerr,   b. 14 Feb 1814, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1893, Aurora, Kane Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Eliza Jane Kirk,   b. 11 Nov 1818, Londonderry, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1852, Highland Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married Hillsboro, Highland Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Family ID F1534  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Cornelia Arabella Hopkins,   b. 9 Dec 1856, Brown Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1877, Specia Grove, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1875  Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F2348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Delia Elizabeth Shumway,   b. 17 Aug 1852, Oswego, Kendall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1890, Hastings, Adams Cnty, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married Y  [7, 8
    Children 
     1. Clarence H. Kerr,   b. 30 Jun 1888, Adams Cnty, NE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1888, Adams Cnty, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F2349  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • According to the 1850 census, his father Caldwell Kerr, a 33 year old farmer, born in Ireland, was living in Ohio with his wife "Eliza J," 32, also born in Ireland, and 6 children: Robert, 8; Ann J, 6 (both were born in Ireland); and Rebecca, 5 ; "Saml" [Samuel], 4; Henry, 2; and Mary E, 1 (all born in Ohio). 1850 U.S. Census, New Market Twsp, Highland Cnty, OH (M 432, Roll 694, stamped p. 222A).

      According to the 1860 census, "Colwell" Kerr, 40, lived with his third wife, Esther J, 31, and the following children: Robert W, 19; Annie J, 17; Rebecca, 15; Samuel S, 14; "Henry C," 12; Mary E, 11; Henrietta, 6; Thomas P, 4; and Hannah E, 2. 1860 U.S. Census, New Market Twsp, Highland Cnty, OH (M 653, Roll 987, stamped p. 275).

      The 1880 census lists Henry C. as a 32 year old widower working as a farm laborer on the farm of Wesley W. Winn and family. 1880 U.S. Census, Oswego, Kendall Cnty, IL (T 9, Roll 219, stamped p. 395B).

      In the 1900 census, Henry C. Kerr, 52, a widower, born in Sep. 1847 in Ohio, was living in Nebraska with his niece, "Lizzie Croushorn," 29, born Nov. 1870 in Ohio. Henry was working as an insurance agent; no employment was listed for Elizabeth. 1900 U.S. Census, Hastings, Ward 2, ED 9, Adams Cnty, NE (T 623, Roll 916, written p. 10B).

      Henry, 62, and Lizzie, 36, were still living in Nebraska in 1910. Henry was employed in the fire insurance and real estate businesses; Lizzie was unemployed. 1910 U.S. Census, Hastings, Ward 2, Adams Cnty, NE (T 624, Roll 838, stamped p. 81).

      Henry does not appear in the 1920 census; one may infer that was deceased. Lizzie had moved back to Illinois and was living with a sister, Florence and family. The 1920 census shows Elizabeth Croushorn, 45, who is listed as "single." 1920 U.S.Census, Kendall twsp, Kendall Cnty, IL (T 625, Roll 380, stamped p. 42).

  • Sources 
    1. [S284] Croushorn, Sarah M.|, Sarah Margaret Croushorn, "Ancestral Notes", (Unpublished: notes compiled approx. mid-1960's).

    2. [S573] OH Census 1850, Highland, Ohio, Highland Cnty, New Market Twsp, 1850 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (M432, Roll 694, p. 222A).

    3. [S574] NE Census 1900, Adams, Nebraska, Adams Cnty, Hastings, 1900 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T623, Roll 916, p. 10B).

    4. [S387] Rootsweb WC - New Market|, Joan Asche, "New Market Twp., Highland County, Ohio", (Rootsweb World Connect Project; Online database, http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=jasche ; Email: jasche45133@gmail.com ).

    5. [S395] Rootsweb WC - Cooper-Wilson|, Michael Cooper, Cooper-Wilson 20111207, (Rootsweb World Connect Project; Online database: http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=msc20111207&recno=0 ; Email: m_s_cooper@yahoo.com).

    6. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com).

    7. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 101136782.

    8. [S387] Rootsweb WC - New Market|, Joan Asche, "New Market Twp., Highland County, Ohio", (Rootsweb World Connect Project; Online database, http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=jasche ; Email: jasche45133@gmail.com ), (ID # I1871).

    9. [S389] IL Marriages, Kendall Cnty|, Jordan Dodd, "Illinois Marriages, 1851 - 1900", (Liahona Research, PO Box 740, Orem UT 84059 : 2005; accessed at www.Ancestry.com : Jan 2008. Original data in Kendall Cnty Court Records, Film 1403534, Kendall County, 111 W. Fox St., Yorkville, IL 60560.).