Monthly Archives: June 2018

Tombstone Tuesday – June 26, 2018 – Anna Catharina Hemperl Raupp


Anna Catharina was born in 1675 in Blankenloch, Karlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany. She was the daughter of Hans Joerg (George) and Catharina Hemperlin, I am at this time unable to determine if Jeorg and Catharina had addition children.

Anna Catharina married Hans Noah Raupp on May 2, 1698. They had three children that I know of; Anna Margretha (1702), Hans George (1704), Hans Michael (1717).

Anna Catharina is my seven times Great Grandmother on the paternal side of my family.


She died two hundred sixty four years ago today in Germany. There is no way to find a tombstone from that long ago but I wanted to share what information I could.

Rest in Peace, Anna Catharina!

Love Jan

Tombstone Tuesday – June 19, 2018 – Charles Henry Overly


Charles Henry Overly was born on August 22, 1888 in Marshall, Indiana. He was the son of Jeremiah and Elizabeth Jane (Ward) Overly. Jeremiah and Elizabeth had four children; William F. (1879), Bertha (1882), Charles Henry (1888), Edna Lee (1891).

Charles Henry married Grace H. Fouts on January 27, 1909 in Richland Towship, Miami County, Indiana. In the 1910 Federal Census, Charles and Grace are found in Jefferson township, Miami County, Indiana. Charles was a self employed farmer. Charles and Grace had their first daughter in 1914. They names her Elma Lavaughn (Lee). They remain in roughly the same area in the 1920 Federal Census, Charles, Grace and Lavaughn live in the town of Chili in Richland Township, Miami County, Indiana. Charles’s occupation remains farming

Elizabeth Mae was born in 1923. In the 1930 Federal Census, Charles, Grace and their daughters are living in Waltz, Wabash County, Indiana. Charles list his occupation as Farmer once again in the Federal Census 1930. Graces’ sister, Cora Fouts appears to be living with them. Grace died May 14, 1934 of what was listed on her death Certificate as a Cerebral Hemorrhage. She had been sick for three weeks with influenza .

On November 16, 1939, Charles married Evelyn M Cattin. They are living in Erie, Indiana in the 1940 Federal Census.  Charles and Evelyn had one son, David C Overly born on July 12, 1941. A 1942 registration for the draft for WWII, indicated that Charles and his wife Evelyn were living in Wabash County, Indiana in the township of Lagro.

Forty nine years ago today, Charles Henry died at the age of eighty years old in Logansport, Cass County, Indiana. The following is an obit published in the Kokomo Tribune,

Obituary from Kokomo Tribune – Kokomo, Indiana – Friday, June 20, 1969

Charles H. Overly

Peru — Charles H. Overly, 80, Wabash Route 2, formerly of Miami County died 6:30 a.m. Thursday in a Logansport hospital after a three-year illness.

Born in Marshall County, Aug. 22, 1888, he was the son of Jeremiah G. and Eliza Jane (Ward) Overly. He was married to Grace Fouts, who died in 1934.He was married Nov. 17, 1939 to Evelyn Cattin, who survives.

Other survivors are one son Charles David Overly, Peru; two daughters, Mrs. Cecil Clupper, Wabash, and Mrs. Marion Clark, Peru; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Overly moved from Miami County to Wabash County 30 years ago. He was a retired farmer and former employee of the Wabash County Farm.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Chapel of the Eddingfield Mortuary, Wabash, with the Rev. J. C. White officiating. Burial will be in the Chili Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home at any time.
Burial: Chili Community Cemetery – Chili, Miami Co., Indiana

He was buried in family plot in Chili Cemetery.

Chili 4

Rest in peace, Charles Henry!

Love,  Jan

Charles Henry is my second cousin three times removed.

Tombstone Tuesday – May 12, 2018- Jules C Densmore


Jules C Densmore was born on November 3, 1928 in Sheridan, Clare County, Michigan. He was the son of John C and Carman Lucille (Williams) Denmore. John C and Carman Densmore had five children; Jules C (1928), Jerome (1930), Joyce (1933), Janice (1935), Ivora (1936).

Jules served in the Army as a Corporal from October 30, 1952 until August 17, 1954 during the in Korean Conflict. Jules married Louise McKim in Michigan. Jules and Louise lived in Bay City in 1958 but by 1959 they had moved to Louisville, Kentucky. He was a machinist for International Harvester . Jules and Louise divorced in 1977. Records indicate that Jules may have married two other times. He married March 10, 1978 to Rose A Roy and the marriage record indicates that she had never married before. Interesting enough there is a divorce record for Mary R Lawson which is dated July 23, 1979 but I was unable to find a marriage record.

There are no records to indicate that he and Louise or any of his other wives had children. They may have but the records would be too recent. On his tombstone it says  “Our Father Friend.”

Twenty years ago, Jules died on June 12 1998 in Louisville, Jefferson County Kentucky. He is buried in a Cave Hill National Cemetery in Louisville Kentucky. He is in Section A, site 156-A.

Cave Hill National Cemetery

Rest in Peace, Jules!

Love Jan

Jules is a second cousin two times removed.

Tombstone Tuesday – June 5, 2018 – Jay Morgan Densmore


Jay Morgan was the son of Charles and Mary Morgan (Hayner) Densmore. He was born on Marine City on October 9,1903. Charles and Mary had eleven children; Addie (1890), Normer (1893-1893),Charles Ray (1894), Elizabeth L. (1897), Dorothy(1901), Jay Morgan (1903), John Reynolds (1905), Harry Hayner (1908), Mary Kathryn (1910), Allan Glen (1912), Alvin (1912/1912).

In the 1910 Federal Census, Charles, Mary and their family are living in Cottrellville in rural St Clair county, Michigan. Jay Morgan is six years old.


Charles Densmore Family  about 1915

Standing back row: Jay Morgan, Elizabeth, Charles Ray, Addie, Dorothy

Seated Front row: Mary Katheryn, Mary Morgan Hayner Densmore, Harry Hayner, Charles Densmore holding Allan Glen, John Reynolds.

By the time of the 1920 Federal Census, the Densmore family has moved to nearby Marine City, Michigan.  Morgan, as he is referred to, is no longer in school but is working as a laborer in a foundry. He is sixteen years old.

Jay Morgan married Edna M. Horton on December 24, 1923. Jay Morgan was a glass worker in Detroit at the time he and Edna got married. In the 1930 Federal Census, Jay Morgan and Edna are living in Marine City. Jay is a truck driver for the Grocery Industry. Jay and Edna have a daughter who was born in 1924, her name is Marion Elizabeth Densmore. In 1937, Jay and Edna had a son and he was named Jay Morgan Densmore Jr. Jay Morgan Jr died of pneumonia in 1939 at the age of two.

In the 1940 Federal Census, the family lives in Marine City at 436 Delina Street. Jay is a foreman in a factory. I am unable to find any other information on Jay Morgan until the time of his death.

Thirty seven years ago today, Jay Morgan Densmore died in Marine City, Michigan. He is buried in the Rosehill Cemetery.

Rosehill Cemetery