Re: Peter Kundig to Henry Kendeigh of Lorain County, OH
Thank you for your very interesting message.I do have a great deal of information on the "Kendeigh branch" and would be delighted to share it with you.
My grandfather was Milo Cornelius Kendeigh, b10/1/1859, d11/8/1944.Milo married Clara King Gilman on 9/25/1901 and had two children, Samuel Charles (my father) and Vivian Esther.
My father assembled a very comprehensive and documented narrative on the Kendeigh line and much of my data is from that source.
I thought you might be interested at this early stage of our communications to read an excerpt, pertaining to the Rice Family
"Back to my father's account: "Henry 2 and John, sons of Henry 1 and Elizabeth, were persuaded to move from Westmoreland County, PA to Lorain County in northern Ohio by their brother-in-law, Adram Rice, in 1824.Henry 2 had married Nancy Rice and John, her sister Mary.The original spelling of the surname was Reiss.The Reiss family had also come from Lancaster County but were Lutherans.The two brothers and their families took two weeks in making the journey.John made the entire distance of three hundred miles on foot, driving before him thirty sheep and three head of cattle and keeping pace with the team which brought his family that was driven by his brother-in-law.Henry 2 drove a team consisting of three horses and a Pennsylvania wagon in which were his wife and two sons together with their goods and chattels (source: History of Lorain County, 1879).Henry certainly came later as at his death in 1837 he was buried in the family cemetery west of North Amherst ("Kendeigh Cemetery").Other relatives were later buried here as well as several of the Rice family.I could not find a tombstone for Elizabeth, who died in 1827.Perhaps she is buried in Westmoreland County.Henry 1 may have moved in with his sons in Ohio after her death.
Henry 2 and his wife, Nancy, settled at North Amherst in the spring of 1824 on a farm about four miles southwest ofBlack River.They remained there only three years and then moved to a farm which later came to be known as Kendeigh Corners.The 103 acre farm was purchased for $3.00/acre and came into the inheritance of his eldest son, John..Henry 2 and Nancy had six sons and one daughter:
1st) John J, b 8/5/1820, m Cecilia Tooze, d 6/2/1876 and is buried in Kendeigh Cemetery in Amherst OH
2nd) Samuel, b 7/17/1823, m Jane C Strickler on 1/27/1854, d 4/19/1905
3rd) David, b 5/21/1824, d 1830 and is buried in Kendeigh Cemetery in Amherst OH
4th) Meriah Katherine, b 3/2/1826, m Manhatten Gibson, d 1883 and is buried in Kendeigh Cemetery
5th) Jonas Kendeigh, b 12/2/1830, never married and died 1896
6th) Alonzo Henry, b 9/25/1832, m Lora Ausrin, d 7/2/1911 1883 and is buried in Kendeigh Cemetery
7th) Hyrum Allender, b 1834, m Amelia Kaine