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Subject:Jeremiah Blackmore/Blackmer/Blackmar
Post Date:July 11, 2004 at 10:55:43
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I am looking for information on Jeremiah Blackmore/Blackmer/Blackmar especially his parents. He was born in Pennsylvania on June 9, 1840 and died in Isabella County near Remus, Michigan on February 5, 1914. His surname MAY have been spelled Blackmar at one point. Some of his descendants are listed below. Can anyone help me?

Descendants of Jeremiah Blackmer


Generation No. 1

1. JEREMIAH2 BLACKMER ([--?--]1) was born June 9, 1840 in Pennsylvania, and died February 5, 1914 in Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan. He married (1) EMILY A. HOUK, daughter of HARRY HOUK and ANGELINE [--?--]. She was born December 6, 1842 in Plymouth, Wayne, Michigan, and died April 25, 1867 in Essex, Clinton, Michigan. He married (2) PHOEBE AVERY Abt. 1867, daughter of BENJAMIN AVERY. She was born 1850 in Ontario, Canada, and died December 3, 1920.

Notes for JEREMIAH BLACKMER:
According to his death certificate, Jeremiah Blackmer died in Broomfield Township in Isabella County, Michigan on February 5, 1914 at the age of 73 years 7 months and 26 days. He was a white, married, male who was born in Pennsylvania. His father was listed as Unknown, but his mother was listed as Mary Madison of New York. He died from angina pectoris which is a heart problem. According to his tombstone, he was born on June 9, 1840 and died on February 5, 1914. He was drafted for three years and was mustered into Company F of the Second Michigan Cavalry from Essex Township, Clinton County, Michigan at the age of 23 on October 27, 1863. He joined his regiment at Murfreesboro, Tennessee on November 19, 1863. The 2nd Michigan Cavalry fought in the following battles during Jeremiah Blackmer's service: Sparta, Tennessee, December, 1863; Dandridge, Tennessee, December, 24, 1863; Mossy Creek, Tennessee, December 29, 1863; Dandridge, Tennessee, January, 17, 1864; Severeville, Tennessee, January, 1864; Pigeon River, Tennessee, January, 27, 1864; Dug Gap, Georgia, May 13-14, 1864; Red Clay, Georgia, May, 1864; Etowah River, Georgia, May 24-28, 1864; Ackworth, Tennessee, June 2-5, 1864; Nashville, Tennessee, August 30, 1864; Campbellville, Tennesse, September 5, 1864; Franklin, Tennessee, September 27, 1864; Cypress River, Tennessee, October 7, 1864; Racoon Ford, Tennessee, October 30, 1864; Shoal Creek, Tennessee, November 5, 1864; Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, November 24, 1864; Campbellsville, Tennessee, November 24, 1864; Columbia, Tennessee, November 25-27, 1864; Spring Hill, Tennessee, November 29, 1864; Bethesda Church, Tennessee, November, 29, 1864; Franklin, Tennessee, November 30, 1864; Nashville, Tennessee, December 15-16, 1864; Richland, Creek, December 24, 1864; Pulaski, Tennessee, December 24, 1864; Sugar Creek, Tennessee, December 26, 1864; Price's Tanyard, Tennessee, January 6, 1865; Corinth, Mississippi, February, 1865; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, April 1, 1865; Trion, Alabama, April 2, 1865; Bridgville, Alabama, April 6, 1865; and Talladega, Alabama, April 23, 1865. The regiment mustered out in August of 1865 at Macon, Georgia, and this is where Jeremiah Blackmer was mustered out on August 17, 1865. According to family records, it was during his military service that the spelling of his surname was changed from Blackmar to Blackmer. Everafter, the family retained the Blackmer spelling even though he was discharged as Jeremiah Blackmar. Prior to his service during the Civil War, he married Emily A. Houk. She bore him two sons--Eugene in 1861 and Franklin in 1867. However, Emily died on April 25, 1867. Their two sons were raised by her parents, Harry and Angeline Houk, of Essex Township, Clinton County, Michigan. Jeremiah then married his second wife, Phoebe Avery, who was from Canada. They raised their eight children in Sumner just east of Ithaca, Michigan. In the fall of 1899, they moved their grown family to Isabella County where Jeremiah purchased a farm located on the southeast corner of old M-20 and State Road in Broomfield Township. Fifteen years later, Jeremiah died there on February 5, 1914.

Marshall P. Thatcher attained the rank of Captain in Company B of the 2nd Michigan Cavalry during the Civil War. Later he wrote a book about the history of the 2nd Michigan Cavalry entitled A HUNDRED BATTLES IN THE WEST. He took the following quote from a June 4, 1864 diary entry of a private in Company F of the 2nd Michigan Cavalry [Atlanta Campaign]: "A detail of fifteen picked men under private Bradford was sent to take a rebel picket post at our left. It proved a strong position and we had a hard struggle to dislodge them. La Bean, Vliet, Helmer and Blackmer bore themselves like heroes, forcing the fighting from the start. This was a hard day's work and we were without rations. Relieved about 7 P.M. Rebel loss, three killed and wounded and three prisoners." This and more was found on the web at http://members.aol.com/craffe1486/index.html.

More About JEREMIAH BLACKMER:
Burial: Broomfield Cemetery, Broomfield Township, Isabella County, Michigan
Cause of Death: Angina Pectoris
Census: 1870, Bengal, Clinton, Michigan
Military service: Civil War--2nd Michigan Cavalry, Company F
Occupation: Farmer

Notes for EMILY A. HOUK:
Emily A. Houk Blackmer's maiden name was spelled Houck on her death certificate, but land and census records list her father's surname as Houk.

Notes for PHOEBE AVERY:
Phoebe Blackmer was 59 years old and living with her son Glenn in Broomfield Township, Isabella County, Michigan in 1910. She was 70 years old and living with her son Ira in Broomfield Township, Isabella County, Michigan in 1920. She died later that year probably in or near Saint Johns in Clinton County, Michigan. She was buried in Mount Rest Cemetery in Saint Johns. Cemetery records seem to indicate that she was born in 1845; however, other records (including census records) indicate that she was born about 1850 in Ontario, Canada.

More About PHOEBE AVERY:
Burial: Mount Rest Cemetery, Saint Johns, Michigan
Census: 1910, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan; 1920, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan

More About JEREMIAH BLACKMER and PHOEBE AVERY:
Marriage: Abt. 1867
       
Children of JEREMIAH BLACKMER and EMILY HOUK are:
       i.       HENRY EUGENE3 BLACKMER, b. November 1, 1861, Essex, Clinton, Michigan; d. April 10, 1936; m. (1) EMMA R. SMITH, October 2, 1883, Saint Johns, Clinton, Michigan; b. May 9, 1864, Amsden, Seneca, Ohio; d. March 8, 1919, Springfield, Williams, Ohio; m. (2) JENNIE M. KIPP, Bef. 1896; b. Abt. November 1867, Michigan.

Notes for HENRY EUGENE BLACKMER:
In the 1870 census, Eugene Blackmer (1861-19xx) was 8 years old. In the 1880 census, he was 19 years old. He was living with his maternal grandparents in both censuses. He was the eldest son of Jeremiah Blackmer by his first wife. He lived in Ionia, Michigan and worked as a city watchman and later as a guard at the reformatory. Some family records list his name as Eugene Blackmer; however, most records list him as Henry Eugene Blackmer. He was living in Ionia, Michigan in 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930. He probably died in 1935 as there is an H. E. Blackmore buried in the same Oakhill Cemetery as his son, George H. Blackmore. According to Mike Blackmer, "Henry Eugene Blackmer we believe was born November 1, 1961 and the information we have in the album says he dies on April 10, 1936--we do not know where, but it could have been Ionia."

More About HENRY EUGENE BLACKMER:
Census: 1870, Essex, Clinton, Michigan; 1880, Essex, Clinton, Michigan; 1900, Ionia, Ionia, Michigan; 1910, Ionia, Ionia, Michigan; 1920, Ionia, Ionia, Michigan; 1930, Ionia, Ionia, Michigan
Occupation: Carpenter, Railroad Car Inspector, City Watchman, Prison Guard

Notes for EMMA R. SMITH:
Some records seem to indicate that Emma R. Smith was born in Fulton County, Ohio; however, according to Dorothy Ware Keslosky, she was born in Amsden in Seneca County, Ohio.

More About EMMA R. SMITH:
Burial: March 11, 1919, Pettisville Union Cemetery, Pettisville, Ohio
Census: 1880, German, Fulton, Ohio; 1910, Clinton, Fulton, Ohio

More About HENRY BLACKMER and EMMA SMITH:
Marriage: October 2, 1883, Saint Johns, Clinton, Michigan

Notes for JENNIE M. KIPP:
Michael Czar Blackmer's great grandfather was Henry Eugene Blackmer. Mike and his wife Trudy "believe that Henry Eugene Blackmer's second wife was Jennie Kip (not sure of spelling). Betty told us that Aunt Georgia's mother was a Kip. Therefore, we assume they were one of the same."

More About JENNIE M. KIPP:
Census: 1870, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan; 1880, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan; 1900, Ionia, Ionia, Michigan; 1910, Ionia, Ionia, Michigan; 1920, Ionia, Ionia, Michigan; 1930, Ionia, Ionia, Michigan

More About HENRY BLACKMER and JENNIE KIPP:
Marriage: Bef. 1896

       ii.       FRANKLIN BLACKMER, b. 1867, Michigan.

Notes for FRANKLIN BLACKMER:
In the 1870 census, Franklin Blackmer was 3 years old. In the 1880 census, he was 13 years old. He was living with his maternal grandparents in both censuses. He was the second son of Jeremiah Blackmer by his first wife.

More About FRANKLIN BLACKMER:
Census: 1870, Essex, Clinton, Michigan; 1880, Essex, Clinton, Michigan

       
Children of JEREMIAH BLACKMER and PHOEBE AVERY are:
       iii.       NETTIE ANGELINE3 BLACKMER, b. April 24, 1870, Saint Johns, Clinton, Michigan; d. May 29, 1917, Clinton County, Michigan; m. FRED MURDOCK; d. Bef. April 26, 1910.

Notes for NETTIE ANGELINE BLACKMER:
According to Jack Lyon: Nettie Angeline Blackmer "had three step-children, but no children of her own." They lived in Saint Johns, Michigan.

More About NETTIE ANGELINE BLACKMER:
Census: 1910, Saint Johns, Clinton, Michigan

       iv.       HARVEY BLACKMER, b. October 27, 1873, Newark, Gratiot, Michigan; d. 1949, Isabella County, Michigan; m. LOTTIE MAY BURNS, October 27, 1898, Montcalm County, Michigan; b. August 1881, Joplin, Jasper, Missouri; d. 1952, Isabella County, Michigan.

Notes for HARVEY BLACKMER:
According to Jack Lyon: "Harvey (1873-1947) married Lottie Burns and settled on a farm just east of the family farm on M-20. He and Lottie had five children: Lawrence Edward; Dorothy (Hadlock-Edwards); Doris (Hamlin); Howard; and Mary Jane (Hunter). Both sons lived in Isabella Co." According to Broomfield Cemetery records, Harvey Blackmer was born in 1873 and died in 1949.

More About HARVEY BLACKMER:
Burial: Broomfield Cemetery, Broomfield Township, Isabella County, Michigan
Census: 1920, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan; 1930, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan
Occupation: Farmer

More About LOTTIE MAY BURNS:
Burial: Broomfield Cemetery, Broomfield Township, Isabella County, Michigan
Census: 1920, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan; 1930, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan

More About HARVEY BLACKMER and LOTTIE BURNS:
Marriage: October 27, 1898, Montcalm County, Michigan

       v.       FREDRICK CHARLES BLACKMER, b. December 9, 1875, Newark, Gratiot, Michigan; d. April 8, 1955; m. ELIZABETH M. [--?--], Bef. 1920; b. December 23, 1878, Michigan; d. January 26, 1962.

Notes for FREDRICK CHARLES BLACKMER:
According to Jack Lyon: "Fredrick Charles (1875-1955) married Elizabeth Hadtock {sic Hadlock}. They had no children. Fred was a stone mason and a farmer. They lived on a farm on M-20 west of the family farm." Elizabeth's maiden name is unknown. She was previously married to Mark Hadlock.

More About FREDRICK CHARLES BLACKMER:
Burial: Broomfield Cemetery, Broomfield Township, Isabella County, Michigan
Census: 1920, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan
Occupation: Stone Mason, Farmer

Notes for ELIZABETH M. [--?--]:
Fredrick Charles Blackmer's wife was Elizabeth Hadlock. Her maiden name is unknown; however, she did have three children (Zoe, Bryan, and Paul) by her first husband, Mark Hadlock. Her daughter Zoe married Ira Lawrence Blackmer, Fredrick's youngest brother. One of her sons, Paul, married Helen Dorothy Blackmer, the daughter of Fredrick's older brother Harvey.

More About ELIZABETH M. [--?--]:
Burial: Broomfield Cemetery, Broomfield Township, Isabella County, Michigan
Census: 1900, Millbrook, Mecosta, Michigan; 1910, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan; 1920, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan

More About FREDRICK BLACKMER and ELIZABETH [--?--]:
Marriage: Bef. 1920

       vi.       HENRY EDWARD BLACKMER, b. February 24, 1878, Newark, Gratiot, Michigan; d. April 26, 1942; m. MARY WORKMAN, Abt. 1902; b. 1887, Ohio; d. 1949.

Notes for HENRY EDWARD BLACKMER:
According to Jack Lyon, Henry Edward Blackmer lived in Saint Johns, Michigan.

More About HENRY EDWARD BLACKMER:
Burial: Mount Rest Cemetery, Saint Johns, Michigan
Census: 1910, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan
Occupation: Carpenter, Railroad Worker

More About MARY WORKMAN:
Burial: Mount Rest Cemetery, Saint Johns, Michigan
Census: 1910, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan

More About HENRY BLACKMER and MARY WORKMAN:
Marriage: Abt. 1902

       vii.       DELIA HELEN BLACKMER, b. June 2, 1880, Newark, Gratiot, Michigan; d. 1918; m. RALPH CRESSMAN; b. 1881, Clinton County, Michigan; d. 1941.

Notes for DELIA HELEN BLACKMER:
According to Jack Lyon, Delia Blackmer Cressman lived in Dewitt, Michigan.

More About DELIA HELEN BLACKMER:
Burial: South Bingham Cemetery, Saint Johns, Michigan

More About RALPH CRESSMAN:
Burial: South Bingham Cemetery, Saint Johns, Michigan

       viii.       GLENN E. BLACKMER, b. July 18, 1882, Newark, Gratiot, Michigan; d. July 22, 1957, Millbrook, Mecosta, Michigan; m. IDA MAY WINNIE, November 10, 1910, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan; b. August 8, 1892, Millbrook, Mecosta, Michigan; d. April 26, 1990, Remus, Mecosta, Michigan.

More About GLENN E. BLACKMER:
Burial: July 1957, Broomfield Cemetery, Broomfield Township, Isabella County, Michigan
Census: 1910, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan; 1920, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan
Occupation: Farmer

Notes for IDA MAY WINNIE:
According to Jack Lyon: "Ida Blackmer married John Kirby around 1964-65, they lived in Ida's house in Millbrook. Sometime after John Kirby died, Ida moved to a Senior Citizen complex in Remus, selling her house in Millbrook to one of the children of her next door neighbor. She lived in the Senior Center Complex until her death. According to the Social Security Death Index, Ida Kirby was born on August 8, 1892 and died on April 26, 1990 while living in Remus, Michigan. Her Social Security card was issued in Michigan."

More About IDA MAY WINNIE:
Burial: April 1990, Broomfield Cemetery, Broomfield Township, Isabella County, Michigan
Census: 1920, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan

More About GLENN BLACKMER and IDA WINNIE:
Marriage: November 10, 1910, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan

       ix.       HUGH BENJAMIN BLACKMER, b. October 15, 1884, Newark, Gratiot, Michigan; d. May 22, 1962, Millbrook, Mecosta, Michigan; m. BERTHA A. WINTERS, October 15, 1911; b. February 7, 1894, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan; d. July 25, 1951, Lake George, Clare, Michigan.

More About HUGH BENJAMIN BLACKMER:
Burial: Broomfield Cemetery, Broomfield Township, Isabella County, Michigan
Census: 1900, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan; 1910, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan; 1920, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan; 1930, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan
Occupation: Carpenter, Farmer

More About BERTHA A. WINTERS:
Burial: Broomfield Cemetery, Broomfield Township, Isabella County, Michigan
Census: 1920, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan; 1930, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan

More About HUGH BLACKMER and BERTHA WINTERS:
Marriage: October 15, 1911

       x.       IRA LAWRENCE BLACKMER, b. August 24, 1886, Newark, Gratiot, Michigan; d. November 13, 1973, Mount Pleasant, Isabella, Michigan; m. ZOE M. HADLOCK; b. April 1, 1894, Millbrook, Mecosta, Michigan; d. November 17, 1963.

Notes for IRA LAWRENCE BLACKMER:
As of June 14, 1917, Ira Lawrence Blackmer was "of military age" and living in Broomfield Township, Isabella County, Michigan. According to the Social Security Death Index, Ira L. Blackmer was born on August 24, 1886 and died on November 15, 1973 while living in Millbrook, Michigan; however, he actually died on November 13, 1973 at the Pleasant Manor Nursing Home in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. The following is his obituary as it appeared in THE PIONEER of Big Rapids, Michigan on Thursday, November 15, 1973:
       "Ira Blackmer, 87, Millbrook, died Tuesday at Pleasant Manor in Mount Pleasant.
       He was born Aug. 24, 1886 in Gratiot County. He was a retired carpenter.
       Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
       Funeral Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Crittenden Funeral Home with the Rev. Arthur Cross officiating. Burial will be in Broomfield Township Cemetery, Remus. Friends may call until the time of services."

More About IRA LAWRENCE BLACKMER:
Burial: November 16, 1973, Broomfield Cemetery, Broomfield Township, Isabella County, Michigan
Census: 1910, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan; 1920, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan; 1930, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan
Occupation: Stone Mason, Carpenter, Farmer

Notes for ZOE M. HADLOCK:
Zoe Hadlock married Chester Shaw by whom she had two children--Gerald and Helen. They divorced, and she married Ira Lawrence Blackmer. Her younger brother, Paul, married Ira's niece--Helen Dorothy Blackmer. To complicate things a little more, Zoe and Paul's mother (Elizabeth) married Ira's brother (Fredrick Charles Blackmer) following her divorce from Mark Hadlock. Thus, mother and daughter ended up being sisters-in-law by marriage.

More About ZOE M. HADLOCK:
Burial: Broomfield Cemetery, Broomfield Township, Isabella County, Michigan
Census: 1910, Millbrook, Mecosta, Michigan; 1910, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan; 1920, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan; 1930, Broomfield, Isabella, Michigan