Looking for parents/family of Albert Zibble and Mary McGonigal in MI. Any assistance is greatly appreciated!
James W. Vinson Jr.
San Jose CA
1.ALBERT ZIBBLE died in 1871 in MI.He was born in MI.
He was married to MARY A. McGONIGAL (daughter of JAMES McGONIGAL and HILERY ()) between Jul 1854 and May 1856 in MI.1MARY A. McGONIGAL was born on 15 Jan 1825 in WAKEFIELD, YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND.1,2She died on 11 Dec 1892 in MI.1ALBERT ZIBBLE and MARY A. McGONIGAL had the following children:
+2 i. JOHN WESLEY ZIBBLE.
3 ii. MARTHA S. ZIBBLE was born on 29 Sep 1858 in MI.1
2.JOHN WESLEY ZIBBLE was born on 28 May 1856 in PONTIAC, OAKLAND CO., MI.3,2,1In his book "A Totten Family Tree", 1985, Lawrence Sonley wrote, "Calculation of John's birth year from documentation is problematical.His 1890 military record [shows] '1861';his 1899 marriage record [shows] '1862';his 1920 marriage record [shows] '1852';and his 1944 death record [shows] '1852'.His declaration of age '29' at the time of his Army enlistment may have been made to disguise the fact that he was nearing 40.Actually, he was older than Ida by several years."
In 1985, Lawrence Sonley did not have access to Mary A. Mc Gonigal's family record found in 1997 by Bess Vinson.That record appears to be made by Mary (John's mother) and clearly shows Johns birth date as 28 May 1856 (whom better to trust than Mom?).With this date, then, he was age 21 when he married Ida who was 15 yrs. old.When he enlisted in the Army in 1890, he was actually 34 yrs. old and probably lied saying that he was only age 29 as there may have been a maximum age limit of 30 yrs. for enlistment.He served in the military between 19 Nov 1890 and 18 Nov 1895 in the U.S. Army.4,5John served at the rank of Private in Company B, 19th Regiment of Infantry.In the years following his military service, John tried on several occasions to get his Military Pension increased from the basic $12.00 a month without success.He was living on 2 Nov 1903 in ALMA, GRATIOT CO., MI.6Ida and John Zibble signed a Warranty Deed for the purchase of a lot located in the Village of Alma, in the amount of $625.He died on 8 Feb 1944 in WASHINGTON D.C..He was buried in U.S. Soldiers Home National Cemetary,WA. DC.John Zibble died at 6:15 PM on February, 8, 1944 in the US Soldiers' & Airmen's Home Hospital .He is interred in Section I, Grave E-50 in the Solders' Home National Cemetery in Washington DC.
He was married to IDA ISABELL TOTTEN (daughter of LEVERETT J. TOTTEN and CHARITY ANN BARTLETT) on 12 Dec 1877 in MI.2He was divorced from IDA ISABELL TOTTEN about 1879 in DURAND, SHIAWASSEE CO., MI.He was married to IDA ISABELL TOTTEN on 12 Dec 1899 in ALMA, GRATIOT CO., MI.2He was divorced from IDA ISABELL TOTTEN in 1904 in ALMA, GRATIOT CO., MI.He was married to IDA ISABELL TOTTEN on 21 Aug 1920 in ALMA, GRATIOT CO., MI.7,2IDA ISABELL TOTTEN2 was born on 19 Jan 1862 in PINE RIVER TWP., GRATIOT CO., MI.2She was living between Nov 1903 and Jun 1923 in ALMA, GRATIOT CO., MI.6On 2 Nov 1903 Ida and John Zibble signed a Warranty Deed for the purchase of a lot located in the Village of Alma, in the amount of $625.
Between April of 1917 and Jun of 1923, Ida lived at 115 So. Court St. in Alma.She died on 21 Mar 1932 in PONTIAC, OAKLAND CO., MI.2She was buried in PONTIAC, OAKLAND CO., MI.JOHN WESLEY ZIBBLE and IDA ISABELL TOTTEN had the following children:
+4 i. CORA MAY ZIBBLE.
+5 ii. ELIZABETH PEARL ZIBBLE.
1.Possibly Mary A. McGonigal (or other Unk. family member).Mary A. McGonigal "Family Record".1844 - 1892.
2.Lawrence Sonley." A Totten Family Tree".St Louis, MI, Nov 1985 (APPENDIX I, Nov 1987).
3.Co-Author, "Vinson/Byers Record".James W. Vinson Jr.
4.John W. Zibble.Letters - Veterans Administration.
5.Military Separation Documents.
7.Historian/Co-Author, "Vinson/Byers Record".Bess (Byers) Vinson.