Ancestry of James Arthur Eshelman

Notes


John S. Steward

By family stories, he had a second wife and was buried halfway between the two of them.


Adam Eshleman

http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/Tombaugh/Cemeteries/Fulton%20County/Html/FC%20Cem%20-%20Henry.htm
It is only by reconstruction that I have Adam listed as John and Barbara's son. On the above record, we find, "John Eshelman, age 59, and Barbara, 53, were residents of Henry Twp, Fulton Co Ind, in Census, 1880. Their household included Adam, age 14 years." Later, we find the tombstone of Adam Eshelman and his apparent wife Ella May, listing his life as 1865-1915.

"ESHELMAN
(1) Ella May, 1872-1945
(2) Adam, 1865-1915"

Middle initial may have been J. In one place, Alvin's mother is listed as "Mrs. A.J. Eshelman."

Reference on his two marriages: http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/genealogy/Tombaugh/Marriages/pdf/e.pdf

A census record seems to identify him as 1866, but the tombstone says 1866.
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Ella Mae Henderson

Mention of Adam's two weddings: http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/genealogy/Tombaugh/Marriages/pdf/e.pdf

http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/Tombaugh/Cemeteries/Fulton%20County/Html/FC%20Cem%20-%20Henry.htm

Tombstone:
"ESHELMAN
(1) Ella May, 1872-1945
(2) Adam, 1865-1915"


http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/Tombaugh%20Project/Obits/Obit%201945%20index.pdf
Rochester Sentinel, Wed. 1/24/1945: "Mrs. Ella ESHELMAN, 70, widow of the late Adam ESHELMAN, died late last night at her home in Akron after an illness of several months. Death was due to complications. Mrs. Eshelman was well known in the eastern section of the county where she has resided many years. An obituary and funeral arrangements will be published in Thursday's issue of this newspaper."

From the 1/25/45 issue:
"Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Mae ESHELMAN, 72, who died Tuesday night of a heart attack, will be saturday at 2 p.m. in the Akron Church of God. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH
will officiate and burial will be in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery. The body is at the Moyer funeral home and was returned to the residence today. Mrs. Eshelman [Ella Mae HENDERSON] was born in Wabash county, Nov. 5, 1872, the daughter of James and Clara HENDERSON, and spent most of her life in Akron. On Aug. 24, 1898, she was married to Adam ESHELMAN who preceded her in death. Surviving are four children, Charles [ESHELMAN] of Bremen; Everett [ESHELMAN] of Hammond; DeVerl [ESHELMAN] of Akron; Mrs. Ruby HYDE of Warsaw, and a step-son, Alvin ESHELMAN, of Newton Falls, Ohio. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Garland ESHELMAN of Akron and Garnett HYDE of Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Emma DAUGHERTY of Richmond, and three brothers, Carl HENDERSON, of Fort Wayne, Earl [HENDERSON] of Fremont and Edward [HENDERSON] of South Bend."


Charles Eshelman

From the Rochester Sentinel, 1/25/1945:
"Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Mae ESHELMAN, 72, who died Tuesday night of a heart attack, will be saturday at 2 p.m. in the Akron Church of God. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH
will officiate and burial will be in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery. The body is at the Moyer funeral home and was returned to the residence today. Mrs. Eshelman [Ella Mae HENDERSON] was born in Wabash county, Nov. 5, 1872, the daughter of James and Clara HENDERSON, and spent most of her life in Akron. On Aug. 24, 1898, she was married to Adam ESHELMAN who preceded her in death. Surviving are four children, Charles [ESHELMAN] of Bremen; Everett [ESHELMAN] of Hammond; DeVerl [ESHELMAN] of Akron; Mrs. Ruby HYDE of Warsaw, and a step-son, Alvin ESHELMAN, of Newton Falls, Ohio. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Garland ESHELMAN of Akron and Garnett HYDE of Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Emma DAUGHERTY of Richmond, and three brothers, Carl HENDERSON, of Fort Wayne, Earl [HENDERSON] of Fremont and Edward [HENDERSON] of South Bend."


DeVerl Eshelman

From the Rochester Sentinel, 1/25/1945:
"Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Mae ESHELMAN, 72, who died Tuesday night of a heart attack, will be saturday at 2 p.m. in the Akron Church of God. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH
will officiate and burial will be in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery. The body is at the Moyer funeral home and was returned to the residence today. Mrs. Eshelman [Ella Mae HENDERSON] was born in Wabash county, Nov. 5, 1872, the daughter of James and Clara HENDERSON, and spent most of her life in Akron. On Aug. 24, 1898, she was married to Adam ESHELMAN who preceded her in death. Surviving are four children, Charles [ESHELMAN] of Bremen; Everett [ESHELMAN] of Hammond; DeVerl [ESHELMAN] of Akron; Mrs. Ruby HYDE of Warsaw, and a step-son, Alvin ESHELMAN, of Newton Falls, Ohio. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Garland ESHELMAN of Akron and Garnett HYDE of Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Emma DAUGHERTY of Richmond, and three brothers, Carl HENDERSON, of Fort Wayne, Earl [HENDERSON] of Fremont and Edward [HENDERSON] of South Bend."


Everett J. Eshelman

http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/Tombaugh/Cemeteries/Fulton%20County/Html/FC%20Cem%20-%20Henry.htm
Tombstone:
"ESHELMAN, Everett J., Ind Pvt 37 Med Amb Bn WW2,
Apr 28, 1904 - Aug 27, 1949 (military marker)"

In Emmett's obit, Everett's middle initial is given as E. (probably wrong).


James Henderson

Rochester News-Sentinel, Monday, November 13, 1933
http://www.fulco.lib.in.us/genealogy/Tombaugh/Obituaries/Html/1933.htm
James E. HENDERSON, aged 83, lifelong and highly respected resident of Henry township, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ella ESHELMAN in Akron at 3 o’clock this morning. Death was due to complicatios incident to old age and followed a sickness of six months duration.
The deceased was born on a farm near Akron on December 30, 1848. He was the son of Anderson and Sarah HENDERSON. He had lived in Henry township all of his life except for 23 years when he resided in Indianapolis His first wife was Clara MILLER who preceded him in death. His second wife was Anna MILLER whom he married on July 29, 1909. The deceased was a member of the United Brethren Church.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. ESHELMAN, Akron, and Mrs. Ella DAUGHERTY, Richmond; three sons, Ed [HENDERSON] of South Bed, Earl [HENDERSON] of Lake James and Carl [HENDERSON] of Fort Wayne, and a half-sister, Mrs. David WHITESEL of Akron. The widow also survives.
The funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock with the Rev. Clyde MILLER in charge assisted by the Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows cemetery at Akron.


Carl Henderson

From the Rochester Sentinel, 1/25/1945:
"Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Mae ESHELMAN, 72, who died Tuesday night of a heart attack, will be saturday at 2 p.m. in the Akron Church of God. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH
will officiate and burial will be in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery. The body is at the Moyer funeral home and was returned to the residence today. Mrs. Eshelman [Ella Mae HENDERSON] was born in Wabash county, Nov. 5, 1872, the daughter of James and Clara HENDERSON, and spent most of her life in Akron. On Aug. 24, 1898, she was married to Adam ESHELMAN who preceded her in death. Surviving are four children, Charles [ESHELMAN] of Bremen; Everett [ESHELMAN] of Hammond; DeVerl [ESHELMAN] of Akron; Mrs. Ruby HYDE of Warsaw, and a step-son, Alvin ESHELMAN, of Newton Falls, Ohio. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Garland ESHELMAN of Akron and Garnett HYDE of Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Emma DAUGHERTY of Richmond, and three brothers, Carl HENDERSON, of Fort Wayne, Earl [HENDERSON] of Fremont and Edward [HENDERSON] of South Bend."


Earl Henderson

From the Rochester Sentinel, 1/25/1945:
"Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Mae ESHELMAN, 72, who died Tuesday night of a heart attack, will be saturday at 2 p.m. in the Akron Church of God. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH
will officiate and burial will be in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery. The body is at the Moyer funeral home and was returned to the residence today. Mrs. Eshelman [Ella Mae HENDERSON] was born in Wabash county, Nov. 5, 1872, the daughter of James and Clara HENDERSON, and spent most of her life in Akron. On Aug. 24, 1898, she was married to Adam ESHELMAN who preceded her in death. Surviving are four children, Charles [ESHELMAN] of Bremen; Everett [ESHELMAN] of Hammond; DeVerl [ESHELMAN] of Akron; Mrs. Ruby HYDE of Warsaw, and a step-son, Alvin ESHELMAN, of Newton Falls, Ohio. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Garland ESHELMAN of Akron and Garnett HYDE of Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Emma DAUGHERTY of Richmond, and three brothers, Carl HENDERSON, of Fort Wayne, Earl [HENDERSON] of Fremont and Edward [HENDERSON] of South Bend."


Edward Henderson

From the Rochester Sentinel, 1/25/1945:
"Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Mae ESHELMAN, 72, who died Tuesday night of a heart attack, will be saturday at 2 p.m. in the Akron Church of God. The Rev. Daniel SLAYBAUGH
will officiate and burial will be in the Akron Odd Fellows cemetery. The body is at the Moyer funeral home and was returned to the residence today. Mrs. Eshelman [Ella Mae HENDERSON] was born in Wabash county, Nov. 5, 1872, the daughter of James and Clara HENDERSON, and spent most of her life in Akron. On Aug. 24, 1898, she was married to Adam ESHELMAN who preceded her in death. Surviving are four children, Charles [ESHELMAN] of Bremen; Everett [ESHELMAN] of Hammond; DeVerl [ESHELMAN] of Akron; Mrs. Ruby HYDE of Warsaw, and a step-son, Alvin ESHELMAN, of Newton Falls, Ohio. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Garland ESHELMAN of Akron and Garnett HYDE of Warsaw; one sister, Mrs. Emma DAUGHERTY of Richmond, and three brothers, Carl HENDERSON, of Fort Wayne, Earl [HENDERSON] of Fremont and Edward [HENDERSON] of South Bend."


Laura Frances Gerard

Rochester News-Sentinel, 10/17/1945: "Mrs. Alvin [Laura Frances] ESHELMAN, 67, former resident of Henry township, passed away at 5:30 a.m. today at her home in Peru. For several years the Eshelmans resided on a farm near Akron, where they have many friends. The body was removed to the Moyer funeral home at Akron. Funeral arrangements will be announced in the Thursday edition of The News-Sentinel. Thursday, October 18, 1945."

in the 10/18 issue:
"Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Frances ESHELMAN, 66, who passed away at her home in Peru early Wednesday morning, will be held from the Akron Church of God on Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, with the Rev. Floyd HEDGES officiating. Burial will be made in Gaerte cemetery. The body will rest at the Moyer funeral home, Akron, until the funeral hour. Born [Laura Frances GERARD] near Akron on March 24, 1879, she was the daughter of John and Amanda GERARD. She was a member of the Akron Church of God. Surviving are the husband, Alvin ESHELMAN; three sons, Ralph [ESHELMAN] and Glen [ESHELMAN] of Peru and George [ESHELMAN] of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Bert GERARD of Warsaw, Ross [GERARD] and Fred [GERARD] of Peru and one sister Mrs. Maude BANEY of Peru."


Ralph Eshelman

Rochester News-Sentinel, 10/18/1945:
"Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Frances ESHELMAN, 66, who passed away at her home in Peru early Wednesday morning, will be held from the Akron Church of God on Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, with the Rev. Floyd HEDGES officiating. Burial will be made in Gaerte cemetery. The body will rest at the Moyer funeral home, Akron, until the funeral hour. Born [Laura Frances GERARD] near Akron on March 24, 1879, she was the daughter of John and Amanda GERARD. She was a member of the Akron Church of God. Surviving are the husband, Alvin ESHELMAN; three sons, Ralph [ESHELMAN] and Glen [ESHELMAN] of Peru and George [ESHELMAN] of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Bert GERARD of Warsaw, Ross [GERARD] and Fred [GERARD] of Peru and one sister Mrs. Maude BANEY of Peru."


George Eshelman

Rochester News-Sentinel, 10/18/1945:
"Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Frances ESHELMAN, 66, who passed away at her home in Peru early Wednesday morning, will be held from the Akron Church of God on Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, with the Rev. Floyd HEDGES officiating. Burial will be made in Gaerte cemetery. The body will rest at the Moyer funeral home, Akron, until the funeral hour. Born [Laura Frances GERARD] near Akron on March 24, 1879, she was the daughter of John and Amanda GERARD. She was a member of the Akron Church of God. Surviving are the husband, Alvin ESHELMAN; three sons, Ralph [ESHELMAN] and Glen [ESHELMAN] of Peru and George [ESHELMAN] of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Bert GERARD of Warsaw, Ross [GERARD] and Fred [GERARD] of Peru and one sister Mrs. Maude BANEY of Peru."


Bert Gerard

Rochester News-Sentinel, 10/18/1945:
"Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Frances ESHELMAN, 66, who passed away at her home in Peru early Wednesday morning, will be held from the Akron Church of God on Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, with the Rev. Floyd HEDGES officiating. Burial will be made in Gaerte cemetery. The body will rest at the Moyer funeral home, Akron, until the funeral hour. Born [Laura Frances GERARD] near Akron on March 24, 1879, she was the daughter of John and Amanda GERARD. She was a member of the Akron Church of God. Surviving are the husband, Alvin ESHELMAN; three sons, Ralph [ESHELMAN] and Glen [ESHELMAN] of Peru and George [ESHELMAN] of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Bert GERARD of Warsaw, Ross [GERARD] and Fred [GERARD] of Peru and one sister Mrs. Maude BANEY of Peru."


Ross Gerard

Rochester News-Sentinel, 10/18/1945:
"Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Frances ESHELMAN, 66, who passed away at her home in Peru early Wednesday morning, will be held from the Akron Church of God on Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, with the Rev. Floyd HEDGES officiating. Burial will be made in Gaerte cemetery. The body will rest at the Moyer funeral home, Akron, until the funeral hour. Born [Laura Frances GERARD] near Akron on March 24, 1879, she was the daughter of John and Amanda GERARD. She was a member of the Akron Church of God. Surviving are the husband, Alvin ESHELMAN; three sons, Ralph [ESHELMAN] and Glen [ESHELMAN] of Peru and George [ESHELMAN] of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Bert GERARD of Warsaw, Ross [GERARD] and Fred [GERARD] of Peru and one sister Mrs. Maude BANEY of Peru."


Fred Gerard

Rochester News-Sentinel, 10/18/1945:
"Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Frances ESHELMAN, 66, who passed away at her home in Peru early Wednesday morning, will be held from the Akron Church of God on Friday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock, with the Rev. Floyd HEDGES officiating. Burial will be made in Gaerte cemetery. The body will rest at the Moyer funeral home, Akron, until the funeral hour. Born [Laura Frances GERARD] near Akron on March 24, 1879, she was the daughter of John and Amanda GERARD. She was a member of the Akron Church of God. Surviving are the husband, Alvin ESHELMAN; three sons, Ralph [ESHELMAN] and Glen [ESHELMAN] of Peru and George [ESHELMAN] of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Bert GERARD of Warsaw, Ross [GERARD] and Fred [GERARD] of Peru and one sister Mrs. Maude BANEY of Peru."


Rebecca A. Shaw

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