Mercer Elmirah Joanah[1]

Female 1848 - 1906  (58 years)


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  • Name Mercer Elmirah Joanah 
    Born 6 Mar 1848  Goshen, Belmont, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    _FSFTID KNW2-BHL 
    _UID ACDB70FDFF554838ACA325437ABB7B96C598 
    Buried 1906  Lenox East Fairview Cemetery, Taylor, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Lenox East Fairview Cemetery 
    Died 29 Nov 1906  Lenox, Taylor, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Notes 
    • Names, first & middle: spelling from Mercer Bible, kept by Matt Mercer.
      ~Matt Mercer email to Carol Petranek, July 22, 2009: "I have been struggling to find where the name Elmira came from . . perhaps here in the Ben Green Wright letters --- "Elmira M. Wiley is the only daughter of my only dear Sister Abigail Wright Gregg who died in Wheeling, Virginia March 27th 1832; aged 32. Her earthly remains rest in Virginia. B.G.W." [Note: this is the Wright notebooks that I got from Nancy Huff-Wright and sent to Matt Mercer]


      NO CHILDREN.

      1885 Iowa State Census for Platte Township, Taylor Co. shows the following
      entry: E.E. Rhodenbaugh, age 45, Farmer, born in PA; Elmira J., age 36, keeping
      house, born in Ohio. None of the parents of these two people were foreign.

      Birth: Date came from tombstone. Place came from 1885 Iowa State Census,
      Platte Township, Taylor Co. Also the family bible has her birth date as March 6, 1848

      Death: Date from tombstone. Matt Mercer's family bible has her death date as Nov. 26 1906.
      Buried in Lenox East Cemetery (also known as Lenox East Fairview Cemetery); assume place of death is also Lenox, Taylor Co.
      Shares headstone with husband, E.E. Two smaller headstones are with this one,
      with the names of Elmira and Isabella. Assume these are either their two daughters,
      or the one marked Elmira is hers and Isabella could be their daughter.

      1870 Federal Census, Western, Henry, Illinois
      Eliphalet Rhodenbaugh, 30, Farmer
      Elmira, 21

      1900 Federal Census, Platte, Taylor, Iowa: both Elmira & EE are listed.
      Elmira Rhodenbaugh, b. March 1848, age 52, born in Ohiop father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Ohio.
    Person ID I245  Petranek-Mercer
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2014 

    Father Mercer William,   b. 14 Feb 1824, , Washington, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1895, Near Bedford, Taylor Co., Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother McKisson Clarinda,   b. 19 May 1826, "Banks O'Dee" Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1908, Ottumwa, Wapello Co. Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 21 Feb 1845  Belmont, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Mercer, William & Clarinda Mar Lic
    Mercer, William & Clarinda Mar Lic
    Notes 
    • Marriage: Date came from Wm. Mercer's bio in History of Taylor Co . We assume he met and married Clarinda when he lived in Ohio, as that is the Buckeye State. Certified copy of marriage certificate in possession of Gary Petranek. Place is
      assumed to be Ohio since Clarinda was born there and Wm. lived there.

      Marriage date from: Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900 - Belmont, Ohio.
    Family ID F45  Group Sheet

    Family Rhodenbaugh Eliphalet Eden,   b. 16 Jan 1839, , Union, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1935, Lenox, Taylor, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1865  , Henry, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 8
    Notes 
    • Marriage: Husband was Eliphalet E. Rhodenbaugh (name from History o f Taylor
      Co. and his first name from his tombstone).
      We have copy of his marriage certificate from Henry Co. IL courthouse, Aug. 2006.
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F105  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Rodenbauch, Eliphalet & Elnirah J Mercer
    Rodenbauch, Eliphalet & Elnirah J Mercer

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] History of Taylor County (Iowa).

    2. [S13] 1885 Iowa State Census.

    3. [S34] Mercer, Matt Family Files.

    4. [S17] Cemetery records.

    5. [S14] 1840 US Federal Census.

    6. [S9] Tombstone.

    7. [S22] Belmont County Ohio Marriage Record, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDWF-9NY.

    8. [S15] Marriage Certificate.


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