Posted By:Jack Sheldon, Jr.
Subject:Woodmansee - further information
Post Date:December 31, 2004 at 09:00:18
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Forum:Lorain County, OH Genealogy Forum
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Hi Richard:

After reading your message, I looked at the cemetery transcriptions a little closer, and noted the following in the LaGrange Twp. Cemetery:


J.E. 1836-1920
Polly M. LUCE, wife Nov 26, 1841-April 17,1891
Jane WOODMANSEE, wife, 1845-1923

Benjamin Woodmansee's wife's name was Jane, and newspaper articles (as I wrote previously) noted that he d. in Gratiot County, Michigan, in 1893. It is possible that Jane relocated to LaGrange, Ohio afterward, and then remarried. The date of her birth (noted above) agrees to Benjamin's wife's age in located US Census records when they were together.

Further research results in a brief article noted in The Elyria Republic, April 19, 1900, image 2, as follows:

"Egbert Hastings and Mrs. Jane Woodmansee were united in marriage last week. Congratulations."

The notation in the 1900 Census is as follows:

Hastings, Egbert (Head), Jane (Wife), and Woodmansee Ray (or Roy?) "stepson." Ray was b. in 1887 in Ohio, with mother (Jane) and father (Benjamin) b. also in Ohio.

So that gives me a bit more reference for Benjamin and Jane as to when they moved to Michigan, likely after 1887 and prior to July, 1893.

It is unfortunate that the 1890 Census was destroyed.

Thanks again for the tips.