Notes for Mary Malle:|
Information handed down by family members indicates that Mary was of Holland, Dutch ancestry.
|i.||Mary Fleming, born November 02, 1803 in Hampshire County, Virginia; died May 10, 1882 in Valparaiso, Indiana; married Peter Hesser December 02, 1829 in Crawford County, Ohio; born November 08, 1805 in Jefferson County, Ohio; died April 30, 1880 in Valparaiso, Indiana.|
Notes for Mary Fleming:|
Mary and Peter were the parents of 9 children. They lived ner Winchester, Crawford County, Ohio in 1840. On their farm was the "Hesser School". In 1851 the family came to Porter County, Indiana by "Prairie Schooner". They bought a farm in Union Township in 1852. Peter died on this same farm April 30, 1880.
|ii.||Jane Fleming, born July 23, 1807 in Spanish Oaks, Appomatox County, Virginia; died August 24, 1895 in Indiana; married Henry S. Adams June 07, 1826 in Jefferson County, Ohio; born April 07, 1805 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio; died July 17, 1884 in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana.|
Notes for Jane Fleming:|
Jane and her family were the first of the Flemings to live in Porter County. She and Henry (born April 10, 1805 in Bucyrys, Crawford County, Ohio) settled in LaPorte County, but came to Porter County in 1831. They built the first house in what is Morgan Township, and donated land for what is now Adams Church on State Road 49 and 250 South. They had 12 children.
Notes for Henry S. Adams:|
According to the Adams family bible, this Adams family goes back to John Adams, 2nd president of the United States.
|16||iii.||Jacob Fleming, born 1809 in Hampshire County, Virginia; died July 19, 1870 in Valparaiso, Indiana; married Catherine Hesser March 15, 1832 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio.|
|iv.||Elizabeth Fleming, born January 22, 1811 in Hampshire County, Virginia; died September 25, 1876 in Holmes Township, Crawford County, Ohio; married William Shultz January 08, 1835 in Crawford County, Ohio; born July 11, 1809 in Pennsylvania; died September 11, 1861 in Brokensword, Crawford Couty, Ohio.|
Notes for Elizabeth Fleming:|
Elizabeth is the only child of John & Mary who did not move to Indiana from Ohio.
|v.||Ann Fleming, born November 03, 1812 in Hampshire County, Virginia; died December 04, 1873 in Porter County, Indiana; married Asa Cobb, Jr. October 21, 1833 in Crawford County, Ohio; born December 31, 1805 in Pennsylvania; died January 15, 1860 in Porter County, Indiana.|
Notes for Ann Fleming:|
Ann and Asa came to Porter County in 1836. A school was built near their home, and it was called Cobb School a.k.a. School No. 1. They were the parents of 11 children, and Asa farmed on their land.
|vi.||Robert C. Fleming, born December 06, 1814 in Hampshire County, Virginia; died March 06, 1888 in Ohio; married Margaret Ann Saylor November 30, 1836 in Indiana; born December 02, 1820 in Indiana; died May 14, 1890.|
Notes for Robert C. Fleming:|
Robert and Peggy (born December 2, 1820; died May 14, 1890) bought land in Union Township, Indiana. There are 20 named children. It is said that he raised several children from a county home. He was a farmer. He and Peggy are buried in the Fleming Cemetery, in Porter Township. (information, courtesy of Janice Kelly, of Redondo Beach, California - Fleming descendant)
|vii.||George H. Fleming, born March 10, 1819 in Hampshire County, Virginia; died June 10, 1902 in Black Wolf, Winnebago County, Wisconsin; married Sarah Angelina Hughes January 01, 1846 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; born October 12, 1828 in New Orleans, Louisiana; died March 03, 1908 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.|
Notes for George H. Fleming:|
George moved with his family at the age of 8, (in 1927) to Crawford County, Ohio. He moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1837. Four years later, he started his sailing career. He followed the lakes for 13 years, to 1854, eleven years of which he was master of the vessel. At the age of 35 he quit sailing and opened a hotel in Milwaukee, where he remained until 1858. His first 5 children were born in that city. He moved his family to Black Wolf, 7 miles north of Oshkosh, and his other 4 children were born in that city. Here he lived the rest of his life. He proved to be one of the most successful farmers of the county. There is a large picture of George and Susan taken in or about 1900. It was given to a great-granddaughter (Alice Wilson) by Alberta (Medberry) Nohle, a daughter of his daughter, Susannah, & her husband, Willard Medberry.
Reference: History of Winnebago County, Slt Lake City Genealogical Library, Fleming family Bible, family members.
Notes for Sarah Angelina Hughes:|
From different family members, she is called Susan, Susanna, and Sarah. All agree on the middle name, Angelina.
|viii.||Eva Barbara Fleming, born 1820 in Hampshire County, Virginia; died February 06, 1895 in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana.|
Notes for Eva Barbara Fleming:|
Barbara was crippled. After the death of her father, she made her home with her brother, Jacob.
|ix.||James Fleming, born 1820 in Hampshire County, Virginia; married Maria Morgan June 23, 1844 in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; born December 10, 1822 in Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio; died April 20, 1899.|
Notes for James Fleming:|
James and Maria moved to Paola, Miami County, Kansas, about 1854.
|x.||Rebecca Ann Fleming, born 1822 in Hampshire County, Virginia; married Joseph Harlan March 18, 1840 in Porter County, Indiana; born 1818 in Indiana.|
Notes for Rebecca Ann Fleming:|
Rebecca and Joseph were the parents of 4 children.
ref: Quinn book page 218 for more information.
More About Joseph Harlan:|
Occupation: Farmer, according to 1850 census records
|17||i.||Catherine Hesser, born April 13, 1816 in Mt. Vernon, Crawford County, Ohio; died May 08, 1871 in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; married Jacob Fleming March 15, 1832 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio.|
|ii.||George Hesser, born Abt. 1817 in Jefferson County, Ohio.|
|iii.||Mary Hesser, born 1818; married George C. Duck October 03, 1835 in Crawford County, Ohio; born Abt. 1814.|
|iv.||Sarah Ann Hesser, born 1819 in Jefferson County, Ohio; married John Coleman November 30, 1834 in Porter County, Indiana; born Abt. 1815.|
|v.||Deborah Hesser, born 1822; married John Shultz July 08, 1840; born Abt. 1818.|
|vi.||John Hesser, born Abt. 1823.|
|vii.||Jacob Hesser, born Abt. 1824.|
|viii.||Alexander Hesser, born March 01, 1826 in Richland County, Ohio; married Elizabeth Hammond July 05, 1846.|
|20||i.||John Nearhoof, born October 27, 1795 in Warriors Mark Township, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania; died May 14, 1840 in Monticello, Carroll County, Indiana; married Catheine Hannawalt December 30, 1818 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.|
|ii.||Elizabeth Margaret Nearhoof, born May 16, 1791 in Warriors Mark, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania; died January 08, 1867 in Warriors Mark, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania; married Alexander Bratton.|
|iii.||Mary (Polly) Nearhoof, born November 19, 1792 in Warriors Mark, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania; died 1889 in Juniata Valley, Pennsylvania; married George Crain.|
|iv.||Henry Nearhoof III, born December 22, 1797 in Warriors Mark, Pennsylvania; died April 05, 1861 in Warriors Mark, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania; married Sarah Beck; born February 17, 1804 in Pennsylvania; died in Warriors Mark, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.|
Notes for Henry Nearhoof III:|
Henry and Sarah lived and raised their family in, Warriors Mark, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania. He bought a portion of his father's homestead, (as described in Henry II's will of 1822), still being farmed by Nearhoof descendants in Warriors Mark.
|v.||George Nearhoof, born October 14, 1799 in Warriors Mark, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania; died August 01, 1865 in Warriors Mark, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania; married Mary (Polly) Crain.|
|vi.||Andrew Nearhoof, born July 28, 1801 in Warriors Mark, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania; died November 27, 1871 in Bald Eagle Valley, Blair County, Pennsylvania; married Mary E. Kephart; died in Pennsylvania.|
|vii.||Jacob Nearhoof, born August 01, 1803 in Warriors Mark, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania; died December 08, 1876 in Warriors Mark, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania; married Catherine Grazier Abt. 1825; born December 03, 1806 in Warriors Mark, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania; died December 17, 1899 in Warriors Mark, Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania.|
Notes for Jacob Nearhoof:|
Jacob bought a portion of his father's homestead following his death. Jacob and Catherine (born 1806 - died 1899) were members of the Church of the Bretheren, and are buried in the Nearhoof cemetery.
|i.||Deborah McMannis, born November 19, 1821; died January 04, 1891; married John Scott January 14, 1839; born February 20, 1819; died March 01, 1849.|
|ii.||Charlotte McMannis, born September 22, 1822.|
|23||iii.||Nancy McMannis, born June 02, 1824 in Trimble County, Kentucky; died 1901 in Indiana; married Samuel Gasaway Bef. 1842.|
|iv.||Rachelle A. McMannis, born November 19, 1826.|
|v.||Richard Samuel McMannis, born December 18, 1828; died April 03, 1899.|
|vi.||Malitha McMannis, born January 13, 1832; married Lewis S. Lesh.|
|vii.||John Newton McMannis, born December 28, 1834; died January 23, 1909.|
|i.||Wesley Spitler, born October 19, 1811; died May 08, 1904; married Ann Varner September 16, 1833; born March 05, 1811; died January 29, 1879.|
Notes for Wesley Spitler:|
Wesley & Ann were the parents of 10 children.
|24||ii.||George W. Spitler I, born May 07, 1813 in Luray, Page County, Virginia; died August 17, 1862 in Indiana; married Melinda Hershman April 14, 1835 in Butler, Ohio.|
|iii.||Zechariah Spitler, born March 18, 1817 in Virginia; died July 21, 1905 in Newton Co., Indiana; married Sally Rider September 22, 1842; born December 07, 1818; died November 28, 1908.|
Notes for Zechariah Spitler:|
Zechariah & Sally were the parents of 6 children. From 1860-1864, Zechariah was the first clerk of the newly formed Newton County in Indiana.
|iv.||Rebecca Spitler, born January 21, 1819 in Page County, Virginia; died February 20, 1905; married Thomas Buswell December 22, 1840 in Virginia; born July 03, 1817; died April 06, 1884.|
|v.||Mann Spitler, born May 21, 1825 in Page County, Virginia; died August 25, 1889; married Mary Ellen Strickler January 01, 1846 in Page County, Virginia; born September 17, 1826; died September 03, 1893.|
Notes for Mann Spitler:|
Colonel Mann Spitler was a representative of Page County in the Virginia house of delegates, 1853-1858, and of Page and Shenandoah counties in the Virginia senate, 1861-1865, 1875-1878. From the 1850's to the 1870's, Colonel Spitler was one of the most widely known citizens of Shenandoah and Page counties, and was mentioned for Congress. Mann & Mary were the parents of 8 children.
**NOTE** courtesy of "A History of Shenandoah County, Virginia" - Shenandoah Publishing House, Strasburg, Virginia, 1927.
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