Re: Pry of Pike County Ohio
The story of Jacob Pry was sent to my family by my father's cousin in Utah.Jacob Pry's daughter (Minnie - my grandmother) met my grandfather on a lonely hearts ad she answered.He was a Swedish immigrant living in Utah, having been brought to the US in 1887 by Mormon missionaries.My grandfather's mother followed his journey from Sweden to Utah where she married a man and they had some children (so my grandfather had some half brother's and sisters).This branch of my family is still in Utah and has done exhaustive research on the family.Much of the material they sent to us were old photocopies of records and were retained by my father (who passed away in 2010).My mother still lives in WI and has those records in her study.I live in VA and she was just here for Thanksgiving with my brother.I will ask my brother to see if he can retrieve them and make copies for me.I will not be back in WI until the Spring.I own a home in central Italy and spend a lot of the Winter over there....
As I recall, much of the material was almost written in a narrative.I know my grandmother was granted Jacob's civil war pension ( 50 cents a month) because she was handicapped.The family also had to post a $100 bond to let Jacob remain free because he was apparently something of a community nuisance.That is where I learned that Daniel and Jacob had farmed together at one time.By 1880, in the census it is clear that Jacob no longer resided with his brother's family.
AS an interesting note, there was a traveling artist who stopped thru Pike Co. in the late 19th century and drew portraits of each of the members of the family.I had those framed and they are in my home.My grandmother was probablyin her teens (b. 1879), and there is a very large portrait of Jacob as well.
I will get back to you if my brother can locate those documents in my mother's home.