HISTORY OF JOHN ACKERMANN & ANNA CATHERINE SALISBURY DECSENDANTS
John P. Ackerman(n) was born in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany on August 14, 1824.He was of a family of 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl: John, Peter and Sarah.He came to America at the age of 8 years in a sailboat, taking 6 weeks to make the trip.
His wife, Anna Catherine Salisbury, was born November 27, 1827 in Chambersburg, PA of a family of 4 children, 3 girls and 1 boy: Anna Catherine, Martha, Elizabeth and Samuel.
John Ackerman and Anna Catherine Salisbury were married in Chambersburg, PA.They came to Mt Carroll in the spring of 1855 with their 4 oldest children:Barbara Anna, Sophia Jane, John Webster and Samuel Salisbury.After settling in Mt Carroll, 5 more children were born:David Webster, William Peter, Mary Alice, Ida Bell and Lorena Paisley.They continued living in Mt Carroll until their deaths; John died May 6, 1901 and Anna Catherine on August 25, 1882.
Barbara Anna was born on August 16, 1845; she married Wade Eldridge, then later, Jack Wells.She died April 25, 1916; there were no children.
Sophia Jane was born June 14, 1848, in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, PA, and married John Albright who was born 11-10-1838 in Milton, Northumberland County, PA.John had previously served in the Civil War with The Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, Company D.He moved to Mt Carroll, IL, after the war to attend the Seminary there.Sophia Jane and John were married on 12-2-1868.They were the parents of 4 children, 3 girls and one boy:Annie, Ida, Effie and Johnnie.Annie married Michael Kempter and to their union 6 children were born, 4 boys (Fay, Keith, Hubert, and Howard) and 2 girls (Beulah and Viola).Ida married Fred Esmay and to this union 3 children were born:Effie Esmay-Farley and Johnny.She later married Edward Briggs and to this union Lois Briggs-Flannery was born.Effie married Fred Briggs and they had 2 sons, Archie and Claude.Archie died as a small child.All are deceased but Effie.Sophia Jane died May 1, 1933.
John Webster was born March 7, 1850 and married Mary Elizabeth Hager and to this union 4 children were born:Harry, Hattye, Floy and Ina.Harry and Floy are deceased, Floy dying in infancy but Harry married and died in his late sixties.John passed away November 25, 1904.
Samuel Salisbury was born November 12, 1852 and married Mary Adeline Rae; to this union 5 children, Grace, Zella, Hazel, Leo and Chester, were born.Zella and Chester are the only 2 surviving.Samuel passed away January 18, 1944.He was the last surviving child of the family, and passed his nine-first birthday.
Daniel Eversole was born August 30, 1855.He married Millie Orr and to this union no children were born but they raised James McCue and adopted May Wilkinson, both are deceased.Daniel passed away October 20, 1938., having been struck by a car and his injuries proving fatal.
William Peter was born November 13, 1857.He never married and passed away June 10, 1943.
Mary Alice was born November 16, 1859.She married Jacob Stakemiller and to this union 1 son, Wade Daniel, was born.Mr Stakemiller passed away and she later married Samuel Klitz and to this union 4 children, 3 girls and 1 boy, were born:Mable, Ida, Geneva and Frank.Geneva was in an automobile accident and after 15 days in a hospital, passed away.Mary Alice passed away November 5, 1917.
Ida Bell was born January 6, 1865.She married John Sager and to this union 1 daughter, Flossie was born, who passed away at the age of 6 months.Ida Bell passed away November 24, 1933.John Sager passed away October of 1950, he being the last of the in-laws or children to pass away.
Lorena Paisley was born November 15, 1868.She married Edward Kentner and to this union 1 son, Ray, was born.Lorena passed away April 21, 1909.
The entire Ackerman(n) family is laid to rest in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mount Carroll, IL with the exception of Sophia Jane, who died on May 1, 1933 and is buried in Sabula, IA, with her husband John Albright, who died on September, 1, 1904.
COMPOSED BY:Mable Klitz Poffenberger- August 1951 / Edited by: Mark Hayden- August 2001