Ancestry of James Arthur Eshelman


Arnold Cutshall®ion=0®ionfriendly=1880+US+Census&frompage=99
A carpenter, born in Indiana in 1845. Lived in Henry Twp. in 1880. Both parents were from Pennsylvania.

Sarah Eshelman®ion=0®ionfriendly=1880+US+Census&frompage=99
Living in Henry, Fulton, Indiana in 1880 census. Parents from PA and OH.

Vida E. Eshelman

Married in 1899, but died in 1900:®ion=11®ionfriendly=North+America&frompage=99

Hershel Rigney

Possible match:®ion=-1®ionfriendly=&frompage=99

Jacob P. Eshleman
False trail on possible parents, but contemporary:

Our Jacob Eshelman, positively identified, was born in Ohio as was is wife, and listed his occupation as farmer in 1880.®ion=0®ionfriendly=1880+US+Census&frompage=99

Notice that both of his parents were reportedly from Ohio as well.

Here he is:
His Fulton Co. marriage application in 1896 states he was age 46 - this confirms the stated 1850 birth date. This was for his second marriage, to Jemima Pontius.

One entry in the graveyard reference lists him as 1849-1928 - that's consistent with the age calculations above also.

From Fulton Co. Indiana Handbook - Schools P-Z - by Wendell C. and John B. Tombaugh
MEMORIES OF PRAIRIE UNION SCHOOL by Ralph Whittenberger as told to Velma Bright Prairie Union School was located one mile west and one-half mile south of Akron and was known as District 16 School. I attended this school for eight years and my father before me attended Prairie Union. My grandfather always told me that the first election in Henry Township was held in this schoolhouse. When the second schoolhouse was built, all of the work was donated except the actual building of the structure. The men of the community took their wagons and hauled the bricks to the site. The first school stood about 100 rods west of the second building which is still standing. The families which made up the school community were those of Mason Grogg, Elmer Heltzel, Philip Arter, Isaac Sriver, Elias Shriver, Peter Miller, John Davis, Rueben Whittenberger, William Sausaman, Jacob Eshelman, Nathan Pontius, Aaron Cutshall, Philip Kreig and Jacob King. Many times when the children married they would settle in the same community or move in with the parents, thus, several generations of one family would attend the school. Other families would at times move into the community and their children would then attend the school. Some of the boys in the family wouldn't get to go to school until all the wood was cut for winter and the corn was husked so it would take them longer to get through school.

Jemima Pontious

When married to Jacob in 1896 - it was her 2nd marriage as well as his - she was "age next birthday 34," so likely born in 1862.

Rochester News-Sentinel, Thursday, March 1, 1934 -
Mrs. Jemima ESHELMAN, aged 70, who resided on a farm three miles southwest of Akron, died at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from a heart attack. The heart attack was superinduced by an attack of the influenza the attending physician said. Mrs. Eshelman became ill with influenza three weeks ago.
The deceased was born in Hancock county, Ohio on March 6, 1863. With her parents, who were Moses and Sarah Ann PONTIOUS, she came to Indiana when she was two years old. The Pontious family settled on a farm near Akron where Mrs. Eshelman has resided since.
Mrs. Eshelman was married to F. F. KIBLER on December 31, 1882. Folloring the death of Mr. Kibler the deceased married Jacob ESHELMAN in 1896, who also preceded her in death. Mrs. Eshelman was a member of the Methodist Church at Omega.
The funeral services will be held from the Church of God at Akron at 2 o'clock p.m. Friday with the Rev. Charles MANES of Columbia City in charge. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows Cemetery west of Akron.

Rolla Bucher®ion=-1®ionfriendly=&frompage=99

Probably not the same one since he was born 1 Jun 1890 and died May 1970 in Silver Lake, Kosciusko, Indiana.

Edith E. Mikesell
(1) Emmett D., 1899-1939
(2) Edith E., 1902-1956"

Rochester News-Sentinel 8/6/1956:
Mrs. Edith BUCHER, 53, a lifelong resident of the Athens and Akron vicinities, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday at her home three miles east of Akron after an illness of one year. Mrs. Bucher was born near Athens on Aug. 19, 1902, to Phillip and Dora WARREN MIKESELL. In 1923 she was married to Emmett ESHELMAN, who died in September, 1939. Last year, Mrs. Bucher was married to Rolla BUCHER, who survives. The deceased was a member of the Silver Creek Church of God.
Survivors, besides the husband, are a son, Garland ESHELMAN, Logansport; a stepson, Frank BUCHER, of near Akron; one granddaughter; three step-grandchildren and the stepmother, Mrs. Pearl MOORE, Athens. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Akron Methodist church. The Rev. Charles GOLDEN, Denver, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Claude FAWNS of Akron. Burial will be in the Akron cemetery. Friends may call at the Moyer-Haupert funeral home in Akron until noon Tuesday and at the church from 1 to 2 p.m. - 7 Mar 1933 -
Philip Andrew MIKESELL, age 71 years, passed away at his home northeast of Athens at 7:25 this morning. Death was due to complications. He had been ill six years.
Philip Andrew, son of Philip and Orpha MIKESELL, was born in Newcastle township, Fulton county, Jan. 10, 1862. He had resided in this county his entire life. In 1885 he was united in marriage to Oleva Eldora WARREN, who died several years ago. In 1910 he was united in marriage to Sylvia Pearl PRILL, who survives him. He followed the occupation of a farmer and was a member of the Gleaner order and of the M. E. church of Kewanna.
Surviving, other than the widow, are one son, Everett [MIKESELL] of Stryker, O., and three daughters, Mrs. Lulu SMITH of South Bend, Mrs. Josephine HIATT of Deedsville and
Mrs. Edith ESHELMAN of Akron. Three brothers, John [MIKESELL], Enoch [MIKESELL] and George [MIKESELL], of the Rochester vicinity, one sister, Mrs. Thomas RHODES of Peru, and thirteen grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services will be held at the Athens U. B. Church at two p.m. Friday. Rev. MINER of Athens will officiate. Burial will be made in the Mt. Hope cemetery at Athens.

Alexander Lackey

Ossee Enyart

George Goss

Elizabeth Allen

1826 or 1827 - Born, Green Co., OH
1844 Jun 13 - Married George Goss, Fulton Co., IN
1848 - Daughter Angeline born
1857 - Mother died, Fulton Co. IN
1892 - Father died
1892 Sep 21 - Died

J. O. Burton

1847 - Born
1901 Jun 24 - Married Angeline Goss Lackey, Fulton Co., IN
1909 Jan 20 - Died, Los Angeles, CA

Angeline Goss

Andrew Lackey

Sarah Miller

Samuel Enyart

Anna Lewis