Family Nibbles – Volume 6 is here! To find out how badly you need the book, take this quiz…
- How much did Harvey Jarvis’ will bequeath to four of his sons?
- Name one of the counties in Indiana where our Jarvis ancestors lived.
- What was the occupation of Harrison Mounts, Anna Burton Jarvis’ second husband?
- How did Ralph Jarvis lose the index finger of his left hand?
- From what state did the Buhrers immigrate to Kansas?
- Where did Anna Buhrer spend her first night in Kansas?
- Where did Anna Buhrer Webb work in Larned?
- Who were the Bereans?
- Who was the engineering company for the Larned Electric Plant?
- Who was Cher Ami?
The answers to these questions can be found in the new book – Family Nibbles – Volume 6! (Or you can cheat and find the answers at the end of this post.)
We began this series of stories after the Civil War in 1865. We’re ending the series at the end of World War I in 1920. What a dramatic change in people’s lifestyles over these 55 years.
We last encountered Joseph and Martha Jarvis when they moved to Rising Sun in 1883. They had bought a lot and house on Walnut Street. Joseph made a living as a mason; he no longer farmed.
The decade after the war was the Reconstruction era. But that optimistic term defied the reality that there were both winners and losers.
Two generations of Jarvis families were living in southeast Indiana. How did they fare?
The Civil War ended on May 9, 1865. The country was about to enter a period of prosperity and expansion.
But before we go forward, let’s take a look back at where we’ve been.
Indiana had become an agricultural and commercial success, with a population over 1.3 million. Like other northern states, Indiana’s interests and politics were at odds with the southern states.
By 1860, things were at a turning point.
Joseph R. Jarvis married Martha Ann Buchanan on November 20, 1852. Joseph was age 22, Martha 17.