Who are Ella Kittle's parents?
John W. Hamer 1846 OH s/o Solomon b MD + Ann Click b VA~ m. Ella Kittle>IL She
Posted by: jc (ID *****5058) Date: May 07, 2005 at 13:38:51
J. W. HAMER
WAS born in Springfield, Clark county, Ohio, July 3d, 1846. His father, Solomon Hamer, was born in Maryland, and his mother, Ann (Click) Hamer, in Virginia; both are yet living, and are residents of Spring Hill, Champaign county, Ohio. J. W., the s ubject of this biography, is the eldest of five children. When in his eighteenth year he enlisted as a private in Co. "C." of the 3d regiment, Ohio volunteers, under the first call of President Lincoln for troops. He served out his time, returned home, and on the 27th of January, 1864, enlisted for three years or during the war in the 66th Ohio volunteer Infantry, and was mustered out and honorably discharged July 15th, 1865. He participated with his regiment in numerous battles and skirmishes, and at Res aca was wounded, receiving a charge of buckshot in the fleshy part of the leg, below the knee. He carried the lead in his leg for a number of years, and the shot was extracted in September, 1880. After he was discharged from the hospital, he was on detached service until the close of the war. In 1865 he came west and stopped in Decatur, Ills., where for five years he was employed as a clerk; from thence to Taylorville, and in 1873, came to Shelbyville, and here and also in Taylorville was agent for Singer 's Sewing Machine. In 1876 he opened up a China, Glass and Notion Store, and has been in that business until the present time. On the 24th of June, 1873, he married Ella K. Kittle, of Taylorville. By this marriage there is one daughter, named Minnie B. Hamer. Politically he is a republican. He is a member of the order of A. F. & A. M., and of the R. A. M. and R. S. M. of Masons. He is also an Odd Fellow and member of the Encampment. In his line he carries a large stock, and is prepared to deal liberally w ith his patrons.Page 166
Household Record 1880 United States Census
John W. HAMER Self M Male W 31 OH Merchant MD VA
Ella HAMER Wife M Female W 30 NY Keeping House NY NY
Minnie HAMER Dau S Female W 3 IL OH NY
Census Place Shelbyville, Shelby, Illinois
Family History Library Film 1254251
NA Film Number T9-0251
Page Number 288C
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