Submitted by Ross Mitcham ( no current address)
Rufus Messenger and Roannah Goddard of Granby, CT.
married 1789, moved to Monroe County, New York in 1800's
Rufus Milo Messenger married Elizabeth Ann Barnes
Warren Messenger married Jane Noble
Lavinia Messenger married Jonathan Gale
Anna Messenger married Jacob Shaffer
Fanny Messenger married Lucius Judson
Nancy Messenger unknown if married
Harriet Messenger married Silas Darron or Darrow
Philinda Messenger married John Neale
I am from the family line of Rufus Milo Jr. & he died in Peoria, Il in 1836.
He had two sons
Edwin Milo Messenger married Sarah Ann Bray in Henry Co, IL 1849 no issues
Chauncey Monroe Messenger married three times and 10 children my Great Grandfather was
This is a part of Clark E. Messenger and Edwin Milo Messenger lines. They were brothers and Also sonsof Chauncey Monroe Messenger that was married to Hester Lena (Palmer) that were married in Republic Co.Kansas in 1872, She died Dec. 20, 1895 and her daughter both buried at Clarkburg Cem., Kansas outside ofFort Scott, Kansas. They were very poor and the family broken up after the death of Hester. The threeyounger children were given up after the mother died because the father was not well. The oldest son triedto keep the family together. I haven't been able to find a obit on her.
Chauncey remarried to Amelia Wort 1896 in Garland, Kansas and she died in Caney, Kansas in 1906 or so. Iam looking for any information on the lines.
The Messenger children that are missing.
The list of Birthdays and names of all family lines, some of the children were born in Rupublic County,Kansas and the younger ones were in Bourbon County, Kansas.
Clark E. Messenger Sept. 26, 1875 he married Mayime Sellers at Fort Scott, Kansas buried in Abredeen,Washington
Chloe Messenger died in Clarkburg, Kansas age 15
Edwin Milo Messenger July 4, 1879 this is my line he married a Elise (Jokander or Gokander) Buried inElma Odd Fellow Cem. Elma, Washington
Edwin Milo the son of Chauncey and Hester Lena (Palmer) Messenger his son was Russell Franklin Messenger
Lewis Munson Messenger Nov. 10, 1881 had Polio we are looking for information on him
Frank Z. Messenger Jan. 29,1993 died in area of Lewistown, Montana family lives there.
Eliza I. Messenger Oct. 8, 1885 she married a Franklin. The lines traveled to sister state of Okla.
Mary Jane June 29, 1887 given up and lived in area of Topeka, Kansas and thats all we know.
Alice May 10, 1889 given up to a Hick family in the area of Mo., Okla., area thats all we know.
John Henry Messenger July 1893 given up at the age of 2 years old that all we know. We would like tolearn more on the three younger children.
My line starts with Edwin Milo Messenger his son was Russell Franklin Messenger born 1906 in ColoradoSprings, Colorado, on the way to Washington in a Covered wagon.
Russell married Estella Horacek in Fergus County, Montana and had 6 children.
My mother is Shirley Lee Messenger born in Montana and then at the age of 4 moved with the family back toWashington State. She married Vincent Charles Harmia
Russell children were:
Francis Elizabeth Messenger
Floyd Emery Messenger
Russell sister was Florence Mae Messenger married Andrew Lewis.
Florence children were:
first child living.
three other children died at young age.
From a sketch in the Portrait and Biographical Album of Lenawee County, Michigan, quoted in full:
"Christian Kuney, on of the successful and enterprising farmers of this community, is a native ofFayette, Seneca County, N.Y., where he was born June 5, 1816. Here he grew to manhood, and here, when buta young man, being but nineteen years of age, he was united in marriage, November 29, 1835, with Miss MaryA. Gamber, who was of the same youthful age. Mr. Kuney's parents were Henry and Susan (Brown) Kuney, nativesof Pennsylvania who settled in Seneca County, N.Y., where they spent many years of their wedded life, andwhere they died, the father in June, 1863, and the mother about 1832. They had eleven children, namely:Samuel, Catherine, Margaret, Jacob, Henry, Joseph, Christian, Abram, Susan, Levi and Martin.
Mrs. Kuney's parents were John and Elizabeth (Warner) Gamber, and they were likewise natives of Pennsylvania,who settled in Seneca County, N.Y., and there made their home for many years. They had seven children, asfollows: Henry, Margaret, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary A., John and George.
Mr. and Mrs. Kuney began their married life in their native town, building up a home there and rearing alarge family of children, two of whom died. Abraham when four years old and Louisa at the age of nineteen.Those living, nine in number, are recorded as follows: John A. married Sarah A. Plate, and resides in SenecaCounty, N. Y.; Perry married Amelia Bryant, and lives in Dover Township; James married Martha Turner, andlives in Madison Township; Ellen is the wife of William Nothnagle, and resides in Seneca County, N.Y.;Luther married Alvilda Mann, and they are living in Madison Township, Harlan married Lucy Wood, and residesin Deerfield Township; Seymour married Aurilla Bates, and lives in Madison Township; while Elton and Leroylive with their parents.
In the year 1863 Mr. Kuney, though approaching middle age, being the forty-seven years old, with theenergy and enterprise that had always characterized him, made a new start in life. Leaving the home of hisearly youth and manhood, where he and his wife had passed so many years of their wedded life, and seentheir children growing up around them, he came to Michigan, and here to Madison Township, Lenawee County,he purchased 240 acres of Land of section 6 and 7, where on the latter section he founded his new home.His fine, well-cultivated farm, with its comfortable dwelling and other substantial farm buildings, showthe result of his untiring industry, guided by good judgment. Now, in life's decline, Mr. Kuney may welllook back with pride on what he has accomplished in both his native and his adopted states. A busy life hasleft Mr. Kuney but little time to take part in the political affairs of his country, but when occasionoffers he votes with the Democratic party."
Found in the Detroit News Wednesday, Feb 16, 1983, pages 1 & 10A Past PerfectColumnist, 102, recalls times as they really were By James L. Kerwin News Staff Write This is Fred Goetz and his bride Ruth Neuman. They were married on June 6, 1918. They were my grandparents. Fred Goetz born Nov 24, 1894 in Blissfield Michigan, died February 8, 1982Ruth Ann Neuman born August 4, 1896 in Deerfield, Michigan, died January 1, 1984 Ruth taught school for a few years. I thought someone might be interested in pictures of those schools. I have attached the pictures to this email. After they married they lived on a farm near Deerfield until January 1933 when they moved to Georgia. Submitted by Pat Goetz Lowe Ruth and Fred Goetz http://migenweb.net/lenawee/bios2.html - Lenawee County Michigan
Found in the Detroit News Wednesday, Feb 16, 1983, pages 1 & 10A
Past PerfectColumnist, 102, recalls times as they really were
By James L. Kerwin News Staff Write
This is Fred Goetz and his bride Ruth Neuman. They were married on June 6, 1918. They were my grandparents.
Fred Goetz born Nov 24, 1894 in Blissfield Michigan, died February 8, 1982Ruth Ann Neuman born August 4, 1896 in Deerfield, Michigan, died January 1, 1984
Ruth taught school for a few years. I thought someone might be interested in pictures of those schools. I have attached the pictures to this email.
After they married they lived on a farm near Deerfield until January 1933 when they moved to Georgia.
Submitted by Pat Goetz Lowe
Ruth and Fred Goetz
http://migenweb.net/lenawee/bios2.html - Lenawee County Michigan
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