Seeking information on the ancestors of John Edgar Horney, b. 10 April 1857 in Petersburg IL, m. Ida Belle Small, 23 March 1882, d. unk. Children of John Edgar Horney and Ida Belle Small were Ruth, Roy, Jennie Rilla, Clifton, Emma Faye and Myrle Vosburgh (my gf.).
My family records show the parents of JohnEdgar were Joseph Mathias Horney and Francis Elmira Hervey.Joseph's parents were John C. Horney and Elizabeth Cheney. John C. Horney was the son of Daniel Horney and Margaret Calloway from Jeffersonville, OH.
Joseph Mathias Horney was reported to be a Babtist minister in Menard County, OH in the 1850's.This line does notappear to be directly related to the Joseph Martin Horney family that resided in Lincoln during roughly the same time.John Edgar Horney hauled coal in Lincoln, ILmuch of his life.However, Myrle Vosburgh Horney was born in Tobias, NE, 19 February 1893, although he grew up in Lincoln.