Monday, October 15, 2012
John and Catharine Wilkeson (My 4th g-Grandparents)
(The following was organized by my cousin Anne Cassidy Kiser)
John Wilkeson was born February 3, 1796 in Pennsylvania. It is unknown at this time who his parents were. He married a woman named Catharine before 1818. Not much is known about Catharine at this time but she is believed to have been born December 12, 1798.
John and Catharine had the following known children born in Pennsylvania:
John Wilkeson born June 23, 1818
Catherine Wilkeson born April 15, 1820
George Wilkeson born March 10, 1822
Lydia Wilkeson born about 1825
Samuel Wilkeson born April 21, 1828
Jacob Wilkeson born February 28, 1832
The family resided in Pennsylvania where they raised their children and John worked as a farmer.Sometime after 1832 the family left Pennsylvania and in 1840 John and his family were living in Osnaburg Township, Stark County, Ohio. His daughter, Catherine and husband, Jacob McEntaffer lived a few houses away with their daughter Rebecca and John’s son, John, also lived a few houses down with his wife, Harriet and a young son, Levi. Around 1844 the families moved to South Bend, Indiana where John continued to work as a farmer.
Catharine died August 12, 1846 in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana at age 47 She was buried at the Harris Prairie Cemetery in Granger, Indiana. After her death, John remained in South Bend and lived with his son, Samuel and widowed daughter, Catherine McEntaffer and her children.
John died May 7, 1874 in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana at age 78 and was buried at the Harris Prairie Cemetery in Granger, Indiana.