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Kettner/Ketner families from Penn. to Iowa, Ks,Minnisota and to Washington State
Posted by: Eva Myrick (ID *****8209) Date: December 27, 2005 at 14:40:17
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I am trying to located more information on Andrew and Mary Kettner from Clinton County, Pennsylvania. They moved from there sometime between 1860 and 1870 to Keokuk County, Iowa. Then by 1880 the family were in Logan County, Iowa.
The family consist of the following family members.
Andrew Kettner born Msrch 12, 1825 in Clinton County, Pennsylvania. He married Mary UNKNOWN born about the same year by census records.And they were married about 1848/49.
Their known children are as follows:
# 1. Elizabeth Jane Kettner born Feb 14,1850 in Clinton County, Pennsylvania. She married William Jackson Straw in Iowa. They are my great grandparents.
# 2. Mary was 8 in the 1860 Clinton Co. census
# 3. Almira was 6 in the 1860 census
# 4. Harvey A. was 1 in the 1860 census, born June 1859. He married Sarah J.Thomas (maybe) born April 1857 in Illinois, married about 1883 most likely in Iowa. He is still listed there on the 1885 Iowa State census. They had at least one son Scott born March 1889 in Kansas.By 1910 they moved to Raymond, Pacific County, Washington. They 1910 census has Sarah's mother Lucetta Thomas 78 born in Ohio living with them. Harvey died 9-24-1941 in Pacific County, Washington.
# 5.Susannah born about 1858/59 in Pennsylvania. She is listed in the 1870 Iowa census as 12.
# 6. Frances born 1861 Pennsylvania. Listed as 9 in the 1870 census.
# 7. Richard born Aug 1865 in Pennsylvania. Married about 1888/89 in Iowa to Mary UNKNOWN born Jan 1868. They moved later to Wadena County, Minnesota. The 1900 census for them there states they have been married for 11 years. They had son Berdell Jan 1890 in Iowa. Had daughter Vallie (Valla)Nov 1893 in Iowa. Had son Claude Jan 1895 in Iowa. Had twin daughter Dora and Cora in Minnesota about 1907.
All these persons were born in Pennsylvania.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any information on any of the members of this family or Andrew's and Mary's lines.

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