NOTE: This is not a complete listing of the descendants of Peter Fouch. Only a few living descendants are included. If no children are listed after a person's name, that does not
necessarily mean that person did not have children.
PETER S. FOUCH was born 26 Mar 1830 in Frederick County, Maryland, near
Boonsboro. Boonsboro is in Washington County, Maryland. When 10 years old
he moved with his parents to Ogle County, Illinois, and settled near Lanark.
Lanark is in adjoining Carroll County. On 5 Nov 1857 he married SUSANNAH
LONG, a native of Pennsylvania. According to information reportedly from
Peter's family bible, Susannah was born 1 Jan 1838. She died 29 Aug 1894,
and is buried at Albion, Marshall County, Iowa. In 1861 Peter had moved to
Marshall County and settled near Liscomb. After Susannah's death Peter lived in
the home of his son Wesley, where he died one week short of his 85th
birthday, or around 19 Mar 1915. He is buried at Albion.
1) George Wesley Fouch
2) Mary Ellen (Fouch) Wert
3) John Ervin Fouch.
1 GEORGE WESLEY FOUCH. Wesley was born 5 Feb 1859 at Lanark or Mt.
Carroll, both in Carroll Co IL; d on or about 4 Mar 1942 and is buried at
Albion IA. He married at Marshalltown IA 25 Dec 1884 IANTHA LOUISE FERRELL,
b 21 Oct 1866 Van Buren Co IA, dtr of Peter and Margaret Ferrell. Five
children: Walter, Vern, Ray, Lottie and Roy.
11 WALTER A. FOUCH, b Oct 1886 IA, d 1958, m LIBBIE BROWN, b 18 Nov 1887, d
May 1977 Marshalltown. Children: Dale Lawrence Fouch., d 17 Aug 1952; Paul
Richard Fouch, b 27 Sep 1919, d 5 May 1999 Marshalltown; Helen Fouch m ED DATERS and had children Ronald, David, Doris (m JOHN EDLER), and Daniel Daters.
12 LEVERN G. "VERN" FOUCH, b 3 Feb 1889, d 25 Jul 1988 Marshalltown, m
NELLIE CLARK. One daughter: Doris, who m DON CLINITE, and had daughters
Donna and Darla Clinite.
13 RAY LOUIS FOUCH, b Oct 1890 IA, m Dec 1915 ROSE LaPOUR, b 27 Jul 1891, d
Aug 1971 Marshalltown. Had a son who died young.
14 CHARLOTTE M. "LOTTIE" FOUCH, b 16 Jun 1892 Marshalltown,d 26 Oct 1970
Charles City IA, bur Nora Springs IA. Married PERCY L. HARTWELL, b 6 Feb
1887, d Jun 1972 Charles City, Floyd Co IA. Fouch family member gives names
of their children as Leland, Charlotte, Gerald, Jerald, Helen, Danny and
Paul Hartwell. 1920 census shows children then as Leland 9, Gilbert 7,
Gerald 5 and Charlie 3.
Social Security Death Index shows these likely names and dates:
LELAND H. HARTWELL, b 28 Mar 1910, d 14 Jun 1997 Charles City, Floyd Co IA
GILBERT HARTWELL, b 9 Oct 1912, d Mar 1985 Mason City IA
GERALD T. HARTWELL, b 4 Sep 1914, d 1 Feb 1998 Mason City IA
15 ROY FOUCH, b 12 Nov 1894 IA, d 23 Jun 1998 Marshalltown, m GERTRUDE
NEIDHOUSER, b 18 Jan 1900, d Jan 1974 Marshalltown.
2 MARY ELLEN FOUCH, b 24 Oct 1860 Lanark, Carroll Co IL, d 16 May 1956,
married AARON WERT. [Janice Reynolds, to whose query this is a followup, descends
from Mary Ellen.]
3 JOHN ERVIN FOUCH, b 22 Nov 1864 Marshalltown or Liscomb IA, d 23 Mar
1930 Vancouver, Clark Co WA. His first wife, Mary Etta, married around 1887
possibly in Hardin Co IA, was evidently MARY ETTA ASHER, b ca 1872, dtr of
Tillman and Sarah Jane (Zufall) Asher. The tombstone of Mary E. Fouch, wife
of J. E. Fouch, in Ida Grove Cem, Ida Grove IA, states she died 8 Jan 1898
at the age of 26 years and 2 months. John m/2 in Macon Co IL 9 Jun 1899
OLA FRANCES (WELLS) SHULER, b ca 1871 IL, dtr of Thomas H. and Hannah
(Lewis) Wells. Ola had been married before in Macon Co on 20 Mar 1893 to
31 IRVEN T. FOUCH, b 5 May 1888, d Nov 1978 Woodland, Cowlitz Co WA, m/1 ca
1907 VENA, b ca 1889 IL. Irven later married MARJORIE, b 2 Jun 1903, d Aug
1974 Woodland WA. Children: Bill, Helen, Marian.
32 EARL PETER FOUCH. Earl was born Apr 1889 in Iowa, according to the 1900
census of Decatur IL, where he is listed in the household of his step-grandfather,
Thomas Wells. According to his brother Irven, Earl was born 5 May 1890. This
corresponds with the Social Security Death Index and his obituary, which also
shows him to have died 14 Dec 1971 at Bakersfield CA.
33 MEARL L. FOUCH, born in Iowa 22 Nov 1894, according to death record.
SSDI says b 1891; census suggests b 1893; d 10 Dec 1985 Monterey Co CA.
Lived at Hayward CA in 1971. Three children.
34 baby FOUCH, possibly died at birth or shortly thereafter, on 3 Jan 1898.
Buried with mother at Ida Grove Cem, Ida Grove IA. Picture of tombstone
Scroll down and click on "FOUCH, MARY E. & baby".
Children of John E. and Ola F. (Wells) Fouch:
35 STANLEY FOUCH, b 5 May 1901, d Apr 1967. Children Stan and Judy.
36 ALBERT MORRIS FOUCH, b 20 Oct 1903 Decatur, Macon Co IL, d 14 Feb 1960
Yakima WA, bur Tahoma Cem; m 25 Dec 1932 IONA MAE WILSON, b 2 Feb 1906 Wayne
Co IL, d Feb 1985 Tacoma WA, dtr of George W. and Alice "Allie" (Prichett) Wilson.
Children: Paul, Cecil, Carl, Carol.
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