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Name Jesse Monroe HAMMAN
Birth 29 Sep 1872, North Webster, Kosciusko Co, Indiana, USA
Death 26 May 1937, North Webster, Kosciusko Co, Indiana, USA
Father David L. HAMMAN (1829-1904)
Mother Sarah Marie PONTIUS (1843-1913)
Misc. Notes
Marriage: Kosciusko Co, Indiana Marriage Record Book I, page 392.

A grave marker for Jesse and Eva was placed in the Mock Cemetery, Kosciusko Co, IN, in 1996.

Obituary: "Jesse Hamman, 64 years old; died at 11:20 p.m. May 26 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jesse Taylor,of two miles northeast of North Webster. Death was caused by heart trouble from which he has suffered four years. He was the son of David and Sara M. hamman, born September 29, 1872, near North Webster, where he lived all is life. He was a member of the North Webster Brethren Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs Wilma Held of Syracuse and Mrs Mabel Taylor of Cromwell; three sons, Elmer Hamman of Cromwell, James Hamman of Columbus, OH and Ivan Hamman of South Bend; two sisters, Mrs Lucinda Smalley of Alexandria, IN and Mrs. Amanda Brown of Elkhart; 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His wife, two sons and two daughters preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. (CST) at the Brethren church in North Webster with Rev. Emeral Jones officiating. Interment will be in the Mock cemetery south of North Webster. The body will remain at the Phelps & Troxel funeral home until Saturday noon when it will be taken to the church."
Birth 30 Oct 1871, North Webster, Kosciusko Co, Indiana, USA
Death 24 May 1921, North Webster, Kosciusko Co, Indiana, USA1
Burial 26 May 1921
Father Lewis W. ROLSTON (1849-1909)
Mother Rachel A. VANFERSON (1851-1878)
Misc. Notes
Eva found in 1880 census:
Tippecanoe Township Pg 2 Dw 16 Fam 16
Swihart, Samuel Age 62 b PA
Swihart, Fanny age 61 PA
Swihart, Ellan age 26
Rolston, Eva age 9 IN
Rolston, Ray age 7 IN

Eva and Jesse's Marriage Application lists Eva's parents as:
Lewis Rolston and Rachel VanFossen

Kosciusko Co Marriage Book D:213
Ralston Lewis to Rachel Vanferson 4 Jul 1869 G.W. Cripe Min.

In 1870 Census, Lewis and Rachel are listed with Eva's oldest sister Edith.

Oral History of Ivan Hamman, recorded by his son Bruce prior to Ivan's death relates:
Grandfather Rolston sired 8 children by two wives. Wife number one gave birth to Roy, Ray, Edy and Eva. I think Roy was a suicide. Ray pave the war for my dad to work in the sawmill in Jones, MI. Ray was married six times to five different women. Eva was my dad's mother and Aunt Edy was a lady I enjoyed visiting as a child because she saved comic pages for me to read. My dad's mother, Eva, was reared by sisters named Swihart and Burket after the death of her own mother. Edy had two children and claimed a third who was probably a child born to her daughter Nellie. Edy's first husband, Bill Southerland, spend 20 years in prison for murdering a man, also. He second husband was named Redmond. With his second wife Granfather Rolston sired Ida, Ace, Jud and Ira. He worked in a livery stable in Warsaw, and my dad only remembers him visiting once.

From the clues in this narative, I was able to find Lewis Rolston in the 1900 Census, back to his marriage to Rachel Vanferson.

Funeral Record notes age at death of 49-7-241, which would place birth date at 31 Oct 1871
Marriage 28 Dec 1890, North Webster, Kosciusko Co, Indiana, USA
Children Amanda (1891-1892)
Wilma Naomi (1893-1941)
Elsie Mabel (1895-)
Lewis Elmer (1898-1959)
James William (1900-)
Ivan Ellsworth (1903-1985)
Chauncey Ray (1906-1936)
Jesse Monroe Jr. (1909-1910)
Ruby Irene (1911-1912)
Last Modified 15 May 1998 Created 23 Jan 1999 by Reunion for Macintosh

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