I descend from Mary Catherine Mowry Warner/Werner.I have been working for years towards this months new information.
Mary Catherine Mowry was born in Ohio on May 21, 1843. She died October 12, 1920 in Cheshire Township, Allegan County, Michigan and is buried in Loomis Cemetery, Allegan County.Her age at time of death was 77 years, 4 months, 21 days.
I have finally uncovered her death record:Cheshire Township, Allegan County, Michigan.Father's name:Dan
I have found evidence that she married William Thomas Warner on Sept 4, 1859 in Ohio.
I do not have their marriage record yet.Not sure how to find it either.
William Thomas Warner born Sept 21, 1833 in Pennsylvania, was the son of Jacob Warner and Lydia Jane Williams Warner.
Next William and Mary can be found them in the 1860 Ohio census:
1860, Sandusky Township, Crawford County, Ohio.
His parents lived in Sulphur Springs, Liberty Township, Crawford County, Ohio in 1860.
In 1870, I find William and Mary living next door to his father in Nevada Township, Wyandot County, Ohio.
In 1880, I find William and Mary in Ganges Township, Allegan County, Michigan, and he is listed as a farmer instead of a shoemaker, as he had been previously listed in all his records.They remained in Allegan County, Michigan the rest of their lives.Both are buried in Loomis Cemetery, Allegan County, Michigan.
So I am thinking that seeing as how her death record names her father Dan, and the 1850 census shows Daniel Mowry and Elizabeth his wife living in Whetstone Township, Crawford County, Ohio with a daughter Mary C. of the right age, that this would be my line.
Here is what that census says for the family:
Daniel Mowry age 32, Laborer, born Pennsylvania
Elizabethage 27,born Pennsylvania
Jacob A.age 11,born Pennsylvania
Jno. B.age 10,born Pennsylvania
Mary C.age9,born Ohio
Joseph B.age8,born Ohio
Jesse A.age7,born Ohio
Margaret A.age3,born Ohio
Can anyone out there help me confirm that this is the correct line for Mary Catherine Mowry?The age seems right, and the County and State match.I know they did not record female births in that time.
I could use some help with the line of Daniel and his family, and also would like to know more about Elizabeth's surname line if anyone knows anything about her.
I do have one photo of Mary Catherine Mowry and her husband William Thomas Werner taken in their middle age.If you connect with this family, and contact me, I will send you a copy of it if you are interested.
William and Mary had 13 children with him.They later migrated to Allegan County, Michigan.
Liddie Jane Warner b:25 Oct 1860 Crawford Co, Ohio
Mary Ellen Warner b:4 July 1865 Ohio
Edwin Edgar Warner b:10 Oct 1867 Ohio
Dora May Warner b:1 April 1870 Nevada, Wyandot Co, Ohio
Anna Estell Warner b:20 Sept 1872 Allegan Co, Michigan
James Franklin Warner b:3 Jun 1875 Allegan Co, Michigan
William Orlando Warner b:10 Aug 1878 Ganges, Allegan Co, Mi
John Wesley Warner b:14 April 1883 Ganges, Allegan Co, Mi
Giles Sanford Warner b:12 Dec 1886 Ganges, Allegan Co, Mi
Chauncey L. Warner b:Dec 1887 Ganges, Allegan Co, Mi
as you can see, I am still missing the names and dates for two children.
I got the number of children born from the census.But family folklore tells that she lost 3 children total that she blamed on moving to Michigan by covered wagon, and the bitter cold of those first few years without proper heat and a proper home.Two more died in Ohio from other causes.
I can be contacted directly at MQuiltr2@aol.com
I hope to hear from connecting folks out there.