Big changes have come to — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Dresser Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Hello new relatives! Peter and Mary...GRGRGRgrandparents
Posted by: Sheri (Grass)Pherigo (ID *****3627) Date: October 20, 2003 at 13:52:06
  of 183

9. PETER3 GRASS (PETER2, JACOB1) was born Abt. 1796, and died in Kanawha County, West Virginia. He married MARY DRESSLER February 05, 1818 in Bath Co. VA.

Notes for PETER GRASS:
February 2, 1818 Marriage Bond: Peter Grass and Mary Dresler. Surety, Charles Dressler. ( She is believed to be the daughter of Charles who married Mary Borougliker [?now Burkholder] of Rockingham County, VA)
Peter and Mary (DRESSLER/TRESSLER)GRASS were in Bath Co., Va in 1820, in Allegheny Co., VA in 1830 and Johnson Co., IN 1840 & 1850 and in Clay Co., IN 1860
February 5, 1818 Minister's Return: Peter Grass and Mary Dusler. By Elisha Knox, Jr. They lived in Clay Co. IN

Clay Co. IN census 1870
Elizabeth 28 born OH
Henry J. 32 born IN
Mary 22 born IN

Served in Civil (from Clay Co. IN records)
Charles L. 7-24-1861 to 7-24-1864
James W. 8-1-1863 to 5-1-1863 71st Regimen
Clay Co. death records
Robert died 8-4-1859 66 yrs old
Susan died 1-1-1853 63 yrs old
Folly died 11-11-1886 80 years old
Christe Ann 5-13-1895 31 years old
Children of PETER GRASS and MARY DRESSLER are:
       i.       WILLIAM4 GRASS, b. 1823.
16.       ii.       ELIZABETH ANN GRASS, b. January 29, 1826, WV; d. April 19, 1865, Center Point, IN.
       iii.       MARGARET JOSEPHINE GRASS, b. March 16, 1833; d. 1910, Clay Co. IN; m. JESSE NORTON, 1852.
17.       iv.       PETER GRASS, b. May 02, 1812; d. November 12, 1892, Lincoln Co, WV.
       v.       CHARLES LEWIS GRASS, b. 1835.
       vi.       MARY GRASS, b. 1837.
       vii.       JAMES GRASS.b. 1841
       viii.       BENJAMIN GRASS, b. 1842.
       ix.       JACOB GRASS, b.
       x.       MARTHA GRASS.
       xi.       SARAH GRASS.
       xii.       ADAM GRASS, b. 1824.
       xiii.       HARRY GRASS, b. 1838, Phoenix, AZ..
Mary Fox (Polly Ann) Born Cir. 1843.(Full blood Cherokee Indian) Married James William Grass (born 1841)Dec. 11, 1865. Death reported on husband's Civil War Pension Appl. as May 2, 1898, Vigo Co. IN
Known Children: Martha;Sarah Ellen; Maggie;James W.; William T.; Sarah Jane; Peter.

Born Virginia Cir. 1841. Father Peter born Virginia Cir.1796.

. (1.) Martha W. b. 9 Oct 1865 in ILL. Married Rood/Brentlinger d. 6 March 1928 in Terre Haute Vigo Co. and buried Highland Lawn Cem.
(2.) Sarah Ellen(Ella) b. 1 March 1867 Married Elmer Tucker 14 March 1889 Justice of the Peace Joseph M. Weedy Vigo Co. and died 26 Oct. 1932. I found Elmer and Sarah on the 1900 Edgar Co., IL census. According to her info, she was born in IL in 1862. Elmer was born in 1865. Sarah's father was born in VA, but she listed her mother's birthplace as "Don't Know".listed
The children listed for them are:
Beulah, b. 1889
Robert, b. 1891 or 1894 (its hard to read)
Another son, its also hard to read, but begins with an Sh, b. 1898.
(3.) Maggie (Margaret)Megan b. 1875 in IN. Married Freeland Maynard 14 March 1896 in Paris,ILL. Edgar Co. (no death info yet).
(4.)James Wilson b. 1871 in IN. Married Melvina Blue 1 Aug 1889 in Paris,ILL Edgar Co.It is listed in the Illinois marriage record James registered as James William Grass Jr. Melvina ³Vine² BLUE (1870-1957), m1.1889 James ³Ad² GRASS,
divorced, m2.1895 Charles Wesley ³Wes² STEP. She was born in IL and her
first marriage took place in Edgar Co. IL. James was killed by a falling
tree shortly after their marriage.
First marriage: No issue.
Second marriage: Lawrence STEP (b.1896). Living with grandmother, Lucinda
BLUE, in Edgar Co. IL in 1900. Leon STEP Francis STEP
I see that there is some possibly conflicting info here. It says that
Melvina and James were divorced and that "James was killed by a falling tree
shortly after their marriage".
Anyway, I have no knowledge of any children born to Melvina and James. If
you are descended from them, please send me information on their
descendants.* Melvina ³Vine² BLUE (1870-1957), m1.1889 James ³Ad² GRASS,
divorced, m2.1895 Charles Wesley ³Wes² STEP.
(5.) William T. (my grandfather it is on his military record T is for Tecumseh as his middle name) b. 22 Feb. 1877 in Paris,ILL Edgar Co. Married Annette Bell Price 5 Dec 1908 by Justice of the Peace Brazel Brown. d. 28 June 1916 in Terre Haute Vigo Co. buried Markel Cem. Otter Creek twp.
They had an only Child James Marshall Grass born November 3rd, 1910 and he first Lois Jackson who later married Rex Byers. James M and Lois had a daughter Patsy who passed away this past May 10. James divorced Lois not long after Patsy was born and he married Ruby Mildren Dixon November 22, 1937. They had Sonja Annett B 11/7/1938 the Jackie Marshall Oct 28,1941 and Sherryl Lynn 2/1/1949
(6.) Sarah Jane(Jennie) b. 10 March 1880 in Marshall,ILL. Clark Co. (which is next to Edgar Co.) Married John McHenry then William Edward Whitehead 20 May 1900 and my grandfather Leo George Archambeault on 19 Sept 1904. d. 22 Oct 1948 Terre Haute Vigo Co and buried Highland Lawn Cem. Edgar Co and Clark Co ILL are just west across the Wabash River from Terre Haute,IN and Clay and Johnson Co,IN are just east from Terre Haute.

Notify Administrator about this message?

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network