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.) Continue reading
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.
Reconstruction after Civil War – 1865
Armistice – World War I – 1918 Continue reading
Harvey Jarvis died around 1881. He was age 78.
Sarah Robinson Jarvis died around 1883. She was 80.
Let’s look back at their interesting lives. We’ll also see what happened with their long term care arrangement.
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.
Margaret Thompson Jarvis (5G) died on March 1, 1853. She was age 90. She led a pioneering life.
Pioneer family at funeral Continue reading
Joseph R. Jarvis married Martha Ann Buchanan on November 20, 1852. Joseph was age 22, Martha 17.
By 1840, the Jarvises had been in Indiana for over fifteen years. Their family was growing. But Harvey and Sarah Jarvis were not permanently settled. They were on the move.
Harvey Jarvis and Sarah Elizabeth Robinson (4G) married in Pendleton County, Kentucky in 1822. Harvey was 19, Sarah was 20.
Sarah’s nickname was Sallie.
Three of Sarah’s siblings had married three of Harvey’s siblings.