- Grave of Abraham Hamor (1788-1874) (79 KB)
Abraham (Abram) Hamor was the brother in law of John Hamer (1792-1821). The brother of Hannah Hamor. He is buried in Kennett Cemetery in Chester County Pennsylvania.
- Grave of Mary Hinkson Hamor (1796-1866) (75 KB)
Mary Hinkson Hamor was the sister in law of John Hamer (1792-1821). She is buried in Kennett Cemetery in Chester County Pennsylvania.
- Mary E. Lemon Hamer (1825-1898) Painting (13 KB)
Mary E. Lemon Hamer was the wife of Henry Thomas Hamer, the oldest son of Hugh Hamer. She was the daughter of Dr Jacob and Mary Ann Hammersley Lemon. She died in Ottawa, Kansas, in 1898. Her five children all died before her. Her husband returned to Lawrence County Indiana about 1900 where he died in 1915. This is from a copy of a painting done by Patrick Davenport in 1856.
- Mary Hinkson Hamor (1796-1866) (138 KB)
Mary Hinkson was the wife of Abraham Hamor who was brother in law to John Hamer (1792-1821). The marriage of Abraham's sister, Hannah, joined the Hamor and Hamer families.
- Daisy Evans Padgett & Myra Hamer Lucas Photo (172 KB)
Daisy and Myra were granddaughters of Thomas L. Hamer. Daisy was the daughter of Angeline Hamer Evans; Myra the daughter of Hugh Hamer, Jr.
- Hannah Hamor Hamer (1790-1855) (10 KB)
Hannah Hamor married John Hamer in Philadelphia, joining the families Hamor and Hamer. John was the youngest son of Thomas Hamer (1730-1806). Hannah was the daughter of Thomas Hamor.
- Thomas Jefferson Bosley (1827-1903) Portrait (10 KB)
Thomas Jefferson Bosley, the son of John & Lettie Hamer Bosley. Lettie was the younger sister of Hugh and Thomas L. Hamer, who moved from Ohio to Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas. He is a cousin to Henry Thomas Hamer, son of Hugh, who also lived there for a time.
- Harrison & Perneety Hamer Family (40 KB)
Harrison Hamer (1839-1924) was born in Lawrence County, Indiana. His parents were James & Sophia (Wood) Hamer. He served in the Home Guard of the Northern Army at the beginning of the Civil War. He moved to Missouri where he served in the Confederate Forces for the remainder of the War. He died in Nevada, Missouri, at a daughter's, and was returned to be buried in his home county, Barton County, Missouri.
- Henrietta Maine Bosley (1835-1917) Portrait (6 KB)
Henrietta Maine Bosley was the wife of Thomas Jefferson Bosley and daughter-in-law of Lettie Hamer Bosley.
- Hamer Family Reunion 2005 (52 KB)
The Hamer family originating in Southern Indiana met for a reunion in June 2005. The minutes of this and previous reunions are found on this website.
- Four Generations of Thomas Jefferson Bosley Family (27 KB)
Clyde Morton Bosley, Elgytha Genevieve Bosley (the baby) dau of Clyde, Mrs. Thomas Jefferson Bosley (Henrietta Maine) (sitting) Mrs. L. E Keeler (Ora M. Bosley) (Standing)posing for a four generation family portrait in April 1917.
- Charles Steimel Family (139 KB)
This is the Charles Steimel Family about 1909 in Vincennes, Indiana. Charles Steimel, Mary (Ruppel) Steimel, Fred, Joe, Henry, John, Leo, Amelia, Cecelia, Mary Agnes, Rose, and Kate.
- Grave of Edwin P. Robinson, Son of Elias Robinson (71 KB)
Edwin P. Robinson is the oldest son of Elias and Jane (Bassett) Robinson and is buried in the Veale Creek Cemetery, Washington, Daviess County, Indiana.
- Dixon Robinson Family (Washington, Indiana) (116 KB)
Bertha Robinson Sullivan, William Robinson, Nettie Ann Robinson Meade, Ethel Robinson Evans, Edna Robinson Yeager, Dixon Robinson, Mayme Robinson Smith, Mary Jane Cochran Robinson, Hiram Robinson. Picture taken about 1899.
- Ralph Noble Hamer Family (151 KB)
Ralph Noble Hamer, grandson of Hugh Hamer, poses beneath the portraits of Hugh and Elizabeth (Fitzpatrick) Hamer before they were lost in a home fire. Left to right: Ralph Hamer, Mary Hamer (daughter), and Grace Moore Hamer (wife).
- Grave of Elias & Jane (Bassett) Robinson (62 KB)
Elias and Jane (Bassett) Robinson are buried in the Veale Creek Cemetery in Washington, Daviess County, Indiana. After Jane's death in 1852 Elias married Elinor Johnson. She is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Washington, Daviess County, Indiana.
- Ellen Lyons Hamer (1818-1894) Photo (26 KB)
Ellen Lyons Hamer was the cousin of Hugh Hamer. She was the daughter of John Hamer, brother of Thomas Hamer, Jr. She lived in Pennsylvania and Vermont, Illinois.
- George W. & Priscilla (Leach) Hamer (47 KB)
This is an early picture of George Washington Hamer and his wife, Priscilla Leach Hamer. He was the son of Hugh and Elizabath (Fitzpatrick) Hamer.
- Nancy Robinson Arthur (1807-1893) Portrait (122 KB)
Nancy was the daughter of Elijah Nash Robinson. She came from Mason County Kentucky as Indiana became a state. She married John Arthur, who died at a young age. She raised a large family in Daviess County Indiana, which is active to this day.
- Margaret Marie Hamer (1815-1908) Photo (14 KB)
Margaret Marie Hamer was a cousin of Hugh Hamer. She was the daughter of James Hamer, brother of Thomas Hamer, Jr. She married A.A. Hecox and moved from Pennsylvania to California.
- J. Frank, Ralph N., and George A. Hamer (48 KB)
James Frank, Ralph Noble, and George Albert Hamer were the sons of George Washington & Priscilla Leach Hamer who lived to adulthood. Two sisters and one brother died in childhood.
- Thomas L. Hamer (1801-1856) Painting (84 KB)
Thomas L. Hamer was the brother of Hugh Hamer. He was partner with him at the mill until his son, Johnson Robert Hamer, died in 1848. His own health deteriorated and he died in 1856. His wife was Hannah Fitzpatrick Hamer. This painting was done by Patrick Davenport in 1856 from an earlier tintype. Thomas died in 1856.
- General Thomas Lyons Hamer (1800-1846) Portrait (15 KB)
General Hamer was a cousin of Hugh Hamer. He was the son of William Hamer, the brother of Thomas Hamer, Jr. He came from Pennsylvania and New York to Georgetown, Ohio. He was U.S. Congressman from Ohio. He died in the War with Mexico in 1846.
- Hannah Fitzpatrick Hamer (1808-1892) Photo (6 KB)
Hannah Fitzpatrick Hamer was the wife of Thomas L. Hamer, the brother of Hugh Hamer. She and Hugh Hamer's wife, Elizabeth, were sisters. This is a photo of her just before her death in 1892.
- Col. Thomas Ray Hamer (1818-1906) Portrait (17 KB)
Col. Thomas Hamer was a cousin of Hugh Hamer. He was the son of James Hamer. He moved from Pennsylvania to Vermont, Illinois. He was a soldier in the Civil War and was later in politics. His son, also Thomas Ray Hamer, was later a U.S. Congressman from Idaho.
- Hamer's Corner, Ohio (William Hamer's Inn Site) (10 KB)
William Hamer came West with his father, Thomas Hamer, and his siblings, Hugh, Thomas L., Lettie, James and Joseph Hamer in the middle 1800's. He settled at Hamer's Corner and ran an Inn. Hamers Corner was later incorporated into Clyde, Ohio.
- Hamer Cemetery Gate, Spring Mill State Park (30 KB)
Entrance to Hamer Cemetery at Spring Mill State Park, Indiana.
- Hamer Cemetery Plaque, Spring Mill Park (41 KB)
This is the plaque at the gate of the cemetery, explaining when the cemetery began, who started it, and who are buried there.
- Dr. Jacob M. Lemon (1790-1856) Portrait (19 KB)
Dr. Jacob Lemon was physician in Spring Mill Village. He was father of Mary Ellen Lemon who married Henry Thomas Hamer. His grandson, Dr William Francis Hamer, became a physician and practiced first in Indiana, then in Ottawa, Kansas, where he died.
- Hannah Elizabeth Hamer Burton (53 KB)
Hannah Hamer was the daughter of Hugh Hamer. She married Alfred Burton. The children of the Hugh and Thomas L. Hamer Families were quite close, as they were double cousins. Hannah Hamer Burton is the oldest girl of these cousins, and Angeline Hamer Evans is the youngest girl of these cousins.
- Hamer Family Picnic - 1890's (78 KB)
After the Hamers sold the mill and later owners closed it various members of the family had picnics there. This is the George Washington Hamer family at the mill in the 1890's. George and Priscilla, his wife, are standing below the three stories of mill windows.
- Wesley and Elizabeth Hamer Weaver Family (45 KB)
Elizabeth Hamer Weaver (1838-1896) was the daughter of Joseph Hamer. Her brother, Hugh W. Hamer, died in the Civil War.
- Mary E. Lemon Hamer - Later Photo (32 KB)
Henry Thomas Hamer, the eldest son of Hugh Hamer, moved to Ottawa, Kansas, with his wife, Mary Ellen Lemon Hamer. This is a photo of Mary Ellen in later years.
- Joseph Hamer (1808-1896) Portrait (8 KB)
Joseph Hamer was the youngest son of Thomas Hamer and Hannah McNeal. He was born in New York and died in Indiana. He was a brother of Hugh Hamer.
- George Washington Hamer Homeplace (65 KB)
When George Washington Hamer moved from the mill he built a home to the North on the banks of the White River. The lumber was prepared at the Hamer Mill. After George's widow died in 1915 the youngest son, Ralph Noble Hamer, and his family moved into the homeplace.
- Thomas L. Hamer (1801-1856) Tintype (6 KB)
Thomas L. Hamer was a brother of Hugh Hamer. He was partner to Hugh until 1849 when he sold out and moved to a farm and quarry north of the mill. He died in 1856.
- George Washington Hamer Homeplace (130 KB)
This is a side view of the George Washington Hamer homeplace. It was drawn by Dawn Smith Tucker, a ggg granddaughter of George Washington Hamer.
- Josephine Hamer (1848-1914) Photo (5 KB)
Josephine Hamer is the great granddaughter of Thomas Hamer (1730), grand daughter of Joseph Hamer (1772).
- Mary Ann Hammersley Lemon (1800-1873) Painting (79 KB)
Mary Ann Hammersley Lemon was the wife of Dr. Jacob M. Lemon and the mother of Mary Ellen Lemon Hamer.
- Almyra Bosley Mottram (1839-1924) Portrait (40 KB)
Myra Mottram was the granddaughter of Thomas Hamer, Jr (1766-1829), the daughter of Lettie Hamer Bosley (1804-1893). She came from Ohio with her widowed mother to Kansas, where she died in 1924. She was a niece of Hugh Hamer (1799-1872).
- Mary Jane (Harrington) Estabrook (1858-1948) Photo (27 KB)
Mary Jane Harrington Estabrook (1858-1948) was the granddaughter of Lettie Hamer Bosley (1804-1893). She was the daughter of William T. and Harriet (Bosley) Harrington, who came to Ottawa, Kansas, in 1867. She was a niece of Myra Mottram of Ottawa, Kansas. She was married to Clinton H. Estabrook of Ottawa, Kansas.
- Grave of Sophia Wood Hamer (1811-1890) (74 KB)
Sophia Wood Hamer (1811-1890), the wife of James Hamer (1806-1848), lost her husband early in life. She went West with her children in the 1880's and died in Ray County, Missouri. James is buried in the Hamer Cemetery in Lawrence County Indiana, but Sophia is buried in the Hickory Grove Baptist Cemetery in Ray County Missouri with her daughter Mariah Louisa Hamer Bright.
- Grave of Harrison Hamer (1839-1924) (49 KB)
The grave of Harrison Hamer (1839-1924) and his wife Perneety Frances McCuistion (1853-1919). Harrison was the son of James and Sophia (Wood) Hamer. He was in the home guard in Indiana during the Civil War, but later went to Missouri and joined the Confederate forces. His family followed him later to Missouri. He is buried in Barton County Missouri. There is another Harrison Hamer, Henry Harrison Hamer, son of Thomas L. Hamer and Hannah Fitzpatrick. He is buried in an unknown location in Idaho where he died around 1907.
- Grave of Mary Ann Lemon (1800-1873) (66 KB)
Mary Ann Hammersley Lemon was the wife of Dr Jacob Lemon and the mother of Mary Ellen Lemon Hamer.
- Grave of Thomas J. Bosley (1827-1903) & Family (44 KB)
Thomas Jefferson Bosley (1827-1903), the son of John and Lettecia (Hamer) Bosley came to Kansas about 1868. He is buried in Hope Cemetery, Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas, with his wife,Henrietta (Maine) Bosley (1835-1917). Two sons, John and William, who died early in life are buried here with them. George and Ora are buried elsewhere.
- Grave of Elizabeth Johnson Fitzpatrick (1766-1859) (46 KB)
Elizabeth Johnson Fitzpatrick was the wife of Henry Fitzpatrick. She was the mother of Henry Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Hamer, Hannah Fitzpatrick Hamer, and Johnson Fitzpatrick. Elizabeth Hamer was the wife of Hugh; Hannah was the wife of Thomas L.
- Grave of Thomas Hamer (1766-1829) (57 KB)
Thomas Hamer was born in 1766 in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He married Hannah McNeal, the daughter of Robert and Jean (Baker) McNeal. They were parents of a number of children, including William, Nancy, Hugh, Thomas L., Lettecia, James and Joseph. They lived in Ontario County (later Livingston County), New York. Hannah died in 1811. Thomas and some of his family moved to Ohio, then to Lawrence County, Indiana. He died in 1829 and was buried in the Jolly Cemetery in Bono, Lawrence County, Indiana. His body was moved by his descendants to the Hamer Cemetery in Lawrence County, Indiana, in 1937. His stone reads: "In Memory of Thomas Hamer, who died May 9, A.D. 1829. Aged Sixty Two Years, Eleven Months, and Seven Days." There is also a military stone for his service in the War of 1812.
- Grave of Charles Crofoot (1830-1856) (116 KB)
Charles Crofoot (Crowfoot) was the son of Roswell Crofoot and Nancy Hamer. He died at Spring Mill Village and was buried in the Hamer Cemetery. His widowed mother and brothers moved to Louisville before 1860
- Grave of Dr. Wm. Francis Hamer (1851-1884) (46 KB)
William Francis Hamer was a grandson of both Hugh Hamer and Dr. Jacob Lemon. He was married to Laura Antinette Munson Hamer, a cousin. His parents were Henry Thomas and Mary E. Lemon Hamer. He practiced medicine in several places in Indiana, then he moved to Ottawa, Kansas, where he died. His wife and family returned to Indiana after his death. Most of his children are buried in the Hamer Cemetery. His youngest son, Von, is buried in Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
- Hamer Mill - Spring Mill State Park, Indiana (99 KB)
Spring Mill State Park was home to the Hamer Brothers in Lawrence County, Indiana. They were originally from Ontario County, New York, but came to southern Indiana in the 1820's.
- Hamer Cemetery - Spring Mill State Park, Indiana (41 KB)
Hamer Cemetery. Burial place of descendants of Thomas Hamer (1766-1829), also of people of Spring Mill Village.
- Hugh Hamer (1799-1872) Portrait (11 KB)
Hugh Hamer was the organizer of Spring Mill Village, Indiana, until his death in 1872, having functioned as miller, farmer and politician. This is from a copy of a painting by Patrick Davenport in 1856.
- Hamer Family Reunion 2000 (31 KB)
Descendants of Hugh, Thomas L., James, and Joseph Hamer.
- Hope Cemetery in Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas (20 KB)
Many descendants of John and Lettecia (Hamer) Bosley are buried in Hope Cemetery in Ottawa, Kansas.
- Hannah Fitzpatrick Hamer (1808-1892) Painting (243 KB)
Hannah Fitzpatrick Hamer was the wife of Thomas L. Hamer. She remained on a farm near the mill until the 1880's when she moved to Mitchell and died in 1892. This is a painting by Patrick Davenport done in 1856.
- Vermont City Cemetery, Fulton County, Illinois (5 KB)
Many descendants of James Hamer and John Hamer are buried in the Vermont City Cemetery in Fulton County, Illinois.
- Johnson Robert Hamer (1823-1848) Painting (14 KB)
Johnson Robert Hamer was the son of Thomas L.and Hannah Fitzpatrick Hamer. He died at an early age of consumption. His father sold his own interest in the mill soon after and moved to a farm and quarry north of the mill. This is a painting done from a tintype by Patrick Davenport in 1856.
- Henry Thomas Hamer Home in Ottawa, Kansas (14 KB)
Henry Thomas Hamer lived with his wife, Mary E. (Lemon) Hamer for about twenty years in Ottawa, Kansas. This is their home during that period of time.
- Angeline M. Hamer Evans (1838-1916) Painting (13 KB)
Angeline Hamer was the youngest daughter of Thomas L. Hamer. She married first Humphrey McNabb, who died. She then married Elijah Evans by whom she had eight children. This is a painting done by Patrick Davenport, before whom she posed in 1856 when she was 18.
- Grave of Hannah Fitzpatrick Hamer (1808-1892) (21 KB)
Hannah Fitzpatrick Hamer died in Mitchell, Indiana, in 1892. She is buried in the Hamer Cemetery in Spring Mill State Park, next to her husband, Thomas L. Hamer. The stone was made by her son in law, Elijah Evans, the husband of Angeline Hamer Evans. They have three children buried to the far left of Hannah, Bradford, Iva Nora, and Ida May. To Hannah's right is buried her daughter in law, Ann Dalton Hamer McNamara, married first to Hugh Hamer, Jr.
- Grave of Laura Antinette Munson Hamer (1852-1934) (56 KB)
Laura Antinette Munson was a granddaughter of Hugh Hamer, daughter of Amzi and Maria Louise (Hamer) Munson. Her husband was Dr.William Francis Hamer. They lived in Ottawa, Kansas, at his death, but she returned to Indiana to bury him and live out her days.
- Hamer Land Holdings in 1860's (1870 Atlas) (114 KB)
Sections of Land owned by Hamer Family in the 1860's as found in an 1870 Atlas of Lawrence County.
- Grave of Dixon Robinson (1855-1913) (32 KB)
Dixon Robinson was the son of Elias and Elinor (Johnson) Robinson of Daviess County, Indiana. His grandfather was Elijah Nash Robinson, who came to southern Indiana in the 1820's from Virginia, then Kentucky. He married Mary Jane Cochran. He is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Daviess County, Indiana. His mother, Elinor Johnson Pulliam Robinson Doherty Adams is buried on the same lot with Dixon in an unmarked grave, as is his brother, Robert Pulliam.
- Grave of Robert McNeal (1738-1818) (20 KB)
Robert McNeal was neighbor to Thomas Hamer in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. Thomas married is daughter, Hannah McNeal. They moved to Ontario County (later Livingston County), New York. Robert remained in New York and died there. He is buried in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery (formerly the Presbyterian Burying Ground) in Lakeville, Livingston County, New York. He is a grandfather of Hugh Hamer who founded Spring Mill.
- Hamer Mill (Wheel Side) Spring Mill State Park (37 KB)
Mill operated by Hugh & Thomas L. Hamer and their families.
- Thomas Ray Hamer Jr. (1864-1951) Portrait (9 KB)
Col. Thomas Ray Hamer, Jr. (1864-1951) was Military Governor in the Philippines and Congressman from Idaho, and later, lawyer on the West Coast. He was the son of Col. Thomas Ray Hamer and Harriet Johnson. He was married to Blanche Kirkbride. He was a cousin of Hugh Hamer and General Thomas L. Hamer, often called nephew.
- Grave of Dr Jacob M Lemon (1790-1856) (68 KB)
Dr Jacob M. Lemon was the father of Mary Ellen Lemon who married Hugh Hamer's oldest son, Henry Thomas Hamer. He was the village doctor during the heyday of Spring Mill Village. His wife was Mary Ann Hammersley from Ohio. His grandson became a doctor also. His name was Dr Wm Francis Hamer, son of Henry Thomas and Mary Ellen (Lemon) Hamer.
- Grave of Henry Fitzpatrick (1770-1831) (44 KB)
Henry Fitzpatrick was the father of Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, the wife of Hugh Hamer, Hannah Fitzpatrick, the wife of Thomas L. Hamer, and Johnson Fitzpatrick who worked at Spring Mill, then moved to Orange County, Indiana, and died there. The gravestone reads: "In memory of Henry Fitzpatrick, who died May the Eighteenth, Anno Domini 1831. Aged Sixty Years, Nine Months, and Three Days." His wife was Elizabeth Johnson. Their bodies were first buried at the Jolly Cemetery in Bono, Indiana. They were moved in 1937 to the Hamer Cemetery.
- Ethel Robinson Evans & Children (abt 1927) Photo (38 KB)
Ethel Robinson Evans with children: Pauline Evans Seidel, Mary Catherine Evans McMullen, and Paul F. Evans.
- Grave of Elijah & Angeline Hamer Evans (210 KB)
Standing by the Gravestone of Elijah Evans and Angeline Hamer Evans are their youngest son, Albert P. Evans and his wife, Ethel B. Robinson Evans, Sarah Evans, the wife of Charles Evans, and Jesse Evans, grandson of Elijah and Angeline, the son of Harry Evans.
- Grave of Hugh Hamer (1799-1872) (31 KB)
The gravestone in the Hamer Cemetery at Spring Mill State Park reads: "Hugh Hamer, Born in Geneva, New York, December 18, 1799. Died March 10, 1872." The tombstone was damaged by vandals in September of 1960.
- Gravestone of Elijah & Angeline Hamer Evans (33 KB)
Elijah Evans (1844-1917) and Angeline M. Hamer Evans (1838-1916) are buried in the Mitchell City Cemetery, Lawrence County, Indiana. On this lot are also buried Charles & Harry Evans, their sons. Also buried here are Robert G. Evans and Lina Padgett, their grandchildren, children of Daisy Evans Padgett and Albert P. Evans.
- Grave of Thomas L. Hamer (1801-1856) (31 KB)
The tombstone in the Hamer Cemetery at Spring Mill State Park reads: "Thomas L. Hamer, Died August 9, 1856. Aged 55 years, 5 months, 18 days. On the right is buried his wife, Hannah Fitzpatrick Hamer, on the left is buried his son, Johnson Robert Hamer. Directly behind his grave is the grave of his brother, James Hamer.
- Grave of George Volney Hamer (1849-1877) (34 KB)
George V. Hamer was the grandson of both Hugh Hamer and Dr. Jacob Lemon, the son of Henry Thomas & Mary E. Lemon Hamer. He married Laura Josephine Tannehill and they had two daughters, Carrie Dolly and Pearl. Laura remarried after George's death to a John Miller and moved to Kansas then to Los Angeles, California. She attended many reunions until her death in 1944.
- Mary Catherine Evans McMullen at Hamer Cemetery (53 KB)
Mary Catherine Evans McMullen studying the gravestones of her ancestors, recently restored by Spring Mill Park maintenance workers. She is daughter of Albert P. & Ethel Robinson Evans, granddaughter of Elijah & Angeline Hamer Evans, and great granddaughter of Thomas L. & Hannah Fitzpatrick Hamer.
- Grave of "Andy" Joseph Andrew Evans (1956-1989) (15 KB)
Joseph Andrew Evans was a Spring Mill Park historian, employed by the State of Indiana. He married Lee Ann Smith, a descendant of Hugh Hamer. He was killed in a car accident just outside the entrance to Spring Mill State Park in 1989. He was devoted to the history of Spring Mill State Park and the Hamer Family. His wife, LeeAnn Smith Evans, a woodcarver borrowed stone carving tools to engrave Andy's tombstone so it would match her ancestors' stones. He played the bagpipe, as on the stone, and was a blacksmith and gunsmith.
- Hamer Residence (Lower) - Spring Mill State Park (32 KB)
Lower residence first occupied by Thomas L. Hamer, then by various members of the Hugh Hamer Family.
- Hamer Residence at Avoca, Indiana (9 KB)
Residence built in 1823 by Hugh & Thomas L. Hamer and their Fitzpatrick brothers-in-law; later occupied by James & Joseph Hamer.
- Hamer Residence at Avoca (Older Photo) (30 KB)
Older photo of the Avoca Indiana Fish Hatchery; originally a residence for the Hamer Mill there.
- Henry Thomas Hamer (1823-1915) Painting (73 KB)
Henry T. Hamer, the oldest son of Hugh Hamer. This painting has been mistakenly called a painting of the young Hugh Hamer. It was painted by Patrick Davenport in 1856. Henry Thomas married Mary E. Lemon. After the death of her mother and several of their children they went to Ottawa, Kansas. After Mary E.'s death Henry Thomas returned to Lawrence County where he died.
- Spring Mill Village State Park, Indiana (420 KB)
Pioneer Village in Spring Mill State Park, Indiana. The village was restored by the State Park Department to its 1830's appearance. When the Hamers lived there the log buildings were sided and looked somewhat different.
- Grave of Henry T. Hamer (1823-1915) (59 KB)
The tombstone in the Hamer Cemetery at Spring Mill State Park marks the graves of Henry Thomas Hamer and his wife, Mary E. Lemon Hamer. Henry Thomas was the oldest son of Hugh Hamer.
- Grave of Johnson Robert Hamer (1823-1848) (42 KB)
The tombstone marks the grave of Johnson Robert Hamer (1823-1848), the oldest son of Thomas L. Hamer (1801-1856). After Johnson's death his father sold his share of the mill, since he was in bad health also, and moved to a farm and quarry north of the mill.
- Grave of William R. Hamer (1860-1879) (48 KB)
Tombstone of William R. Hamer, who was the son of Hugh Hamer Jr and Ann Maria Dalton Hamer McNamara. His grandfather was Thomas L. Hamer. His father died soon after his birth and his mother remarried a James McNamara. His brother was George Augustus Hamer and his sister was Almira Hamer Lucas. He worked on the railroad and was shot and killed in Vincennes, Indiana.
- Angeline M. Hamer Evans (1838-1916) Photo (10 KB)
Angeline appears here with her husband, Elijah Evans, and grandson, Robert George Evans, just before her death in 1916.
- Grave of George Augustus Hamer (1857-1933) (49 KB)
George Augustus Hamer was the son of Hugh Hamer Jr and Ann Maria Dalton Hamer McNamara. He worked on the railroad and his wife, Laura Harvey Hamer, and father in law, James Harvey, are buried in Flora, Illinois, where the railroad shops were located when they died. "Gus" died in a car accident near Vincennes, Indiana.
- Grave of James Hamer (1806-1848) (59 KB)
James Hamer (1806-1848) was the brother of Hugh Hamer. He died as a young man in Lawrence County Indiana. He is buried in the Hamer Cemetery in Spring Mill State Park. His wife, Sophia Wood Hamer, moved West with most of their children in the 1880's, and is buried in Ray County, Missouri.
- Angeline M. Hamer Evans (1838-1916) Family Photo (106 KB)
Taken about 1900 in front of the Elijah Evans home in Northeast Mitchell. In this picture are: Harry Evans, Elijah Evans, Daisy Evans Padgett, Angeline Hamer Evans, and Albert P. Evans.
- Grave of Almira Hamer Lucas (1854-1948) (73 KB)
Almira Hamer Lucas was the daughter of Hugh Hamer Jr and Ann Maria Dalton Hamer McNamara. She married Albert Lucas and lived in Bedford, Indiana. Her daughter, Kate Lucas Dilley, worked at Spring Mill State Park in the 1950's as weaver.
- Hugh Hamer (1799-1872) Tintype (14 KB)
Hugh Hamer lived to be 73 years old. He was a pioneer, miller, politician, farmer, and founder of the town of Spring Mill. This is a portrait of him as he grew older.
- Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Hamer (1804-1886) Portrait (8 KB)
Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Hamer was the wife of Hugh Hamer and the older sister of Hannah Fitzpatrick Hamer, who married Hugh's brother Thomas L. Hamer. This is from a copy of a painting done by Patrick Davenport in 1856.
- Grave Plot of Thomas Hamer (1766-1829) (46 KB)
The bodies of Thomas Hamer, and to the right, Henry Fitzpatrick, and Elizabeth Johnson Fitzpatrick were transferred from the Jolly Cemetery near Bono, where they had been buried, in March of 1937. James Frank Hamer, a Bedford Undertaker, and Frank V.Hamer, his nephew made the transfer. Thomas Hamer was father to William Hamer, Nancy Hamer Crofoot, Hugh Hamer, Thomas L. Hamer, Lettie Hamer Bosley, James Hamer, and Joseph Hamer. The Fitzpatricks were the parents of Elizabeth Fitzpatrick Hamer, Hannah Fitzpatrick Hamer, and Johnson Fitzpatrick, who helped at the mill and later moved to Orange County where he died and is buried in Green Hill Cemetery.
- Hamer Cave - Source of the Mill Stream (24 KB)
From this cave, named after the Hamer family comes the water that supplies the power for the grist mill.
- Grave of Ann Dalton Hamer McNamara (1831-1874) (51 KB)
Ann Maria Dalton was married first to Hugh Hamer, then, after his death, to James McNamara. She is buried between Hugh Hamer, Jr., her first husband, and Hannah Fitzpatrick Hamer, his mother.
- Hamer Mill Flume (181 KB)
A view from the Hamer cave looking over the mill flume to the Hamer Mill in Spring Mill State Park.
- Grave of James Johnson (1752-1826) (127 KB)
James Johnson (Johnston) was born in Pennsylvania in 1752 or 1756. He fought in the Revolutionary War, but may not have been a Lt Col. He came to Indiana Territory in the 1780's. He raised a large family and died in Lawrence County Illinois in 1826. His grave is in the Jackman's Cemetery in Lawrence County, Illinois.
- Spring Mill Creek (28 KB)
The stream that begins at the Hamer cave powers the grist mill, runs through the village, and fills the lake.
- Grave of S.W. Johnston (1820-1905) (50 KB)
Sanders Walker Johnston was the son in law of General Thomas L. Hamer. His first wife, the daughter of Thomas Hamer, died in 1860. He remarried and lived and died in Washington, D.C. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
- Grave of General Thomas L Hamer (1800-1846) (31 KB)
General Hamer is the cousin of Hugh Hamer, the son of William Hamer. He was born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, and died in Monterey Mexico during the Mexican War. He is buried in Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio.
- Gravestone of Gen Thomas L Hamer (1800-1846) (32 KB)
Gen Hamer was first buried in Mexico, then removed to Georgetown, Brown County, Ohio.
- Gravestone of Lydia Higgins Hamer (d1845) (34 KB)
Lydia Higgins Hamer was the first wife of Thomas L. Hamer, and the mother of his children. There is much correspondence between them among the papers of Gen Thomas L Hamer in the Huntington Library in California.
- Memorial to Gen Thomas L Hamer (1800-1846) (36 KB)
This obelisk has been erected over the grave of Gen Thomas L Hamer with a memorial tablet recounting his life's achievements.
- Grandchildren of Thomas L. Hamer (1801-1856) (38 KB)
Albert Evans, Daisy Evans Padgett, and Myra Hamer Lucas were grandchildren of Thomas L. Hamer. They were photographed together at the Hamer Cemetery in 1938. Left to right are: Albert P. Evans, Mary Catherine Evans McMullen, Pauline Evans Seidel, Ethel Robinson Evans, Daisy Evans Padgett, Myra Hamer Lucas. In the background is a friend of the Evans' girls, Lorraine Borders.