Daniel Comstock

Would like to have more information and  Cemetery of Daniel Comstock.

Descendants of Daniel Comstock

Generation No. 1

  1. DANIEL COMSTOCK s/o Samuel Oliver Comstock of Providence, Rhode Island, was born 1807 in Knox, IN, and died February 23, 1838 .  He married ELIZABETH LANMAN January 01, 1828 in Perry Co., IN, daughter of JOHN LANMAN and MARTHA THRESHER.  She was born February 17, 1810 in Washington, Breckinridge Co., KY, and died June 03, 1891 in Huffman Twp., Spencer Co., IN 114996812.


cemetery is in Mercer, PA per his military headstone application;

no other location given

Name: Daniel C Comstock

Burial Place: Mercer, Pennsylvania, USA

Rank: 1st Lieut

Regiment: 57th

Company: B

Unit: Pa Infy



Perry County, IN Marriages 1814-1852   This is to certify that I joined together in matrimony John McKim & Elizabeth Comstock the 6th day of October 1842.   Jacob Lasher  (“mistake” written in margin)

Perry Co., Indiana Marriages 1814-1852   I certify that on the first day of January 1828,

I joined together as husband and wife Daniel Comstock and Elizabeth Lanman –

Given under my hand January 7th 1828.

Rec. Jan. 8th 1828.


Baptism (LDS): September 23, 1960, ARIZO

Burial: McKim Cemetery, Perry Co., IN


  1. i. MARTHA COMSTOCK, b. August 23, 1829, Perry Co., IN; d. July 20, 1911, Perry Co., IN 118848646.
  2. ii. GEORGE COMSTOCK, b. July 15, 1831, Perry Co., IN; d. May 25, 1911, Perry Co. IN.

4.     iii.    LOUISA COMSTOCK, b. August 16, 1835, Bristow, Perry Co., IN; d. March 02, 1911, Ranger, Perry co., In

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Leopold 175th  Town Anniversary

Leopold 175th  Town Anniversary

The Town of Leopold, Perry County, Indiana will be kicking off its 175th Anniversary at 10:00 AM Sunday Sept 24, 2017 with an opening ceremony and a Honor to our Military Vets.

There will be tents set up with past history, Wild West show, food, music, corn hole and more.  Fun for the whole family.

Come join the fun.

Jerry Meunier

Jerry Meunier, 60, passed away Sunday, September 17, 2017 near his home in Evanston.

Jerome Meunier
He was born June 22, 1957 to Charles and Mary (Harpenau) Meunier in Tell City, Indiana.

Jerry worked as owner/operator of Meunier Construction, He enjoyed hunting, golf, fishing, riding his motorcycle, and especially his granchildren. He was a fun loving kind-hearted man.

He is survived by his fiance Carol Mulzer, children; April Susnjara (Jason) of Santa Claus; Matt Meunier (Missy) of Denver Co., Tara Buntin of Santa Claus, Jared Buntin (Angela) of Santa Claus, Michelle Sabelhaus of Tell City, parents; Charles and Mary (Harpenau) Meunier of Santa Claus, siblings; Alan Meunier (Lucy) of Dale, Janet Lautner (Larry) of Tell City, Julie Hahus (Paul) of Branchville; and 14 grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Lamar with burial following in St. Nicholas Catholic Church Cemetery in Santa Claus. Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 pm Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home and from 8:30 to 10:00 am Wednesday at St. Peters.

Memorial contributions may be made to Spencer Co. Habitat for Humanity.

Rev. Esther Lu Lasher

The Rev. Esther Lu Lasher, 94, of Damariscotta, died peacefully with her loving daughter by her side the afternoon of Sept. 3 at Hodgdon Green in Damariscotta, her home for the last four years. Lu was born in Denver to Lindley Pim and Irma (Rust) Pim on June 1, 1923. She grew up in Denver and graduated from East High School. She earned an associate degree from the Colorado Women’s College in 1943, a bachelor’s degree from Denver University in 1945, and a master’s degree in religious education from the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1948. Her goal was to become a minister, but the Baptist denomination did not ordain female ministers at the time, so she became a Christian education director. Her first job was as the Christian education director at the First Baptist Church in Evansville, Ind. She met Donald T. Lasher in Indiana. They married at the church April 9, 1950. The Lashers lived in Indiana until 1954, when they returned to Denver. In 1968, they moved back to Indiana. Along the way, Lu earned her second and third master’s degrees: in library science at Denver University and music education at Butler University. Lu was a librarian for much of her professional life. From 1984-1990, she was the director of the Fulton County Public Library. She remained active in Christian ministry as a church planter in Colorado and Indiana. In 1988, she fulfilled her lifelong goal to become an ordained minister. She was the pastor of the Perrysburg Baptist Church from 1988-1995. She was a leader or member of numerous Christian and civic organizations in Colorado and Indiana, as well as a volunteer literacy coach. She played the violin throughout her life, including as a member of several orchestras. She moved to Maine in 1995 to live with her youngest daughter and her family in South Bristol. She joined the Damariscotta Baptist Church, where she was a deacon. She was a volunteer chaplain for Miles Memorial Hospital, Cove’s Edge, and The Lincoln Home. She was an interim pastor at the United Baptist Church in Lewiston and a substitute pastor at several area churches. She was active in the community as a literacy coach and a volunteer librarian at Rutherford Library in South Bristol. She enjoyed spending time with local students through Miles of Friends, taking classes at Coastal Senior College, and attending programs at Spectrum Generations. She continued to study violin under Ferdinand “Dino” Liva, of the DaPonte String Quartet, and performed in the Seacoast Youth and Community Orchestra and later with Hearts Ever Young. Lu was proud of her education and her status as a woman in the male-dominated Baptist clergy. She urged her children and grandchildren to follow her lead by pursuing higher education and lifelong learning. She was a voracious reader, with interests ranging from scholarly texts on theology to Christian romance novels. She loved dogs, dolls, and sports cars, particularly her 1991 Pontiac Firebird. Her nickname at Hodgdon Green was “Trouble.” She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Donald T. Lasher, in 1982 after 31 years of marriage; sister, Kathryn, who died at the age of 10; brother, Lindley “Sonny” Pim; and daughter, Sarah, who died shortly after birth. She is survived by children, Patricia Becker of Buffalo, N.Y., Donald A. Lasher and wife Sue of Carmel, Ind., Keith Lasher and wife Ellen of Clearwater, Fla., and Jennifer Oliver-Gutgsell and husband Kenneth Gutgsell of South Bristol; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Joy Childress and partner Bonnie Sloan of Tucson, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Rita Kelly of Evansville, Ind.; and son-in-law, Paul Becker of Amherst, N.Y. A service will take place at 2 p.m., Fri., Sept. 8 at Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, 612 Main St., Damariscotta. Interment will follow at a future date in Uniontown, Ind. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Eldercare Network of Lincoln County, P.O. Box 652, Damariscotta, ME 04543. Condolences, and messages for her family, may be expressed by visiting www.StrongHancock.com. Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, Damariscotta.

From: The Lincoln County News, Lincoln County, Main, on Tuesday September 5, 2017

Buried at Foster Ridge Cemetery, Perry Co., IN

James J Wooloms

This is an update to prior post.

I am looking for more information on the following family that lived in Perry County, IN.  I have dug up a James Wooloms Or Woolums that Served in the Civil War and believed to match the following.  I have found the name spelled a half dozen was now.   Family appears to have lived around Oriole and Alton, IN.  The family also appears to have connections to the Lynch, Pearsons, Wismans and Walkers.

Descendants of Samuel Woolums

Generation No. 1

1. SAMUEL WOOLUMS was born November 1828 in Kentucky. He married LOUISA HARRIS July 28, 1853 in Perry Co., IN, daughter of JACOB HARRIS and MARGARET ARMSTRONG. She was born February 1830 in Kentucky.

i. LYDIA WOOLUMS, b. June 18, 1861, Alton, Indiana; d. October 15, 1932, Vincennes, Knox Co., IN; m. (1) ROLLA H. JENKINS; m. (2) THOMAS E MANN, December 31, 1879, Perry Co., IN.

Burial: Hallock Cemetery, Wabash County, IN

2. ii. JAMES J WOOLUMS, b. June 1861, Indiana.
iii. LEVATOR WESLEY WOOLUM, b. June 23, 1862, Indiana; d. March 13, 1935, Ar; m. ANDROMEDA WALKER, 1883; b. December 04, 1863; d. November 24, 1928, Ar 106864887.

Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery, Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ar

Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery, Jonesboro, Craighead County, Ar

iv. MARY A. WOOLUMS, b. Abt. 1866, Indiana.
v. MELISSA A. WOOLUMS, b. Abt. 1871, Indiana.
vi. SAMUEL HOLLAND WOOLLUMS, b. July 28, 1874, Indiana; d. March 21, 1911, Indiana.

Burial: Hallock Cemetery, Wabash County, IN

Generation No. 2

2. JAMES J WOOLUMS (SAMUEL1) was born June 1861 in Indiana. He married MARY MURPHY May 24, 1898 in Perry Co., IN, daughter of JAMES MURPHY and LYDIA ??. She was born May 1875, and died Bef. 1920.

Civil War VET

There is some clue that James was in Tennessee with his son Wesley and may have been buried in Tenn or AR.

Name: James Wooloms
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Indiana
Regiment: 81st Regiment, Indiana Infantry
Company: H
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Alternate Name: James/Woolam
Film Number: M540 roll 85

i. INFANT WOOLUMS, b. October 11, 1899, Oriole, Oil Township, Perry Co., Indiana; d. October 11, 1899, Oriole, Oil Township, Perry Co., Indiana.

Died: Leavenworth, Crawford Co., Indiana

Burial: Woolums Cemetery, Perry Co., Indiana

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Carl Edward Cassidy

Carl Edward Cassidy, 94, of Fostoria, passed away Wednesday morning, July 12, 2017, at Good Shepherd Home, in Fostoria.

He was born Nov. 18, 1922, in Bristow, Indiana, to the late Jerome and Leonia (Delaisse) Goffinet-Cassidy. He married Ruth Ann Kieffer Aug. 1, 1953, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, and she survives in Fostoria.

He also is survived by four sons, Terry (Sandy) Cassidy of Arcadia and Tom (Shelly) Cassidy, Dan (Cindy) Cassidy and Kevin Cassidy, all of Fostoria; four daughters, Brenda (Phil) Helms of Findlay and Bev (Gary) Stearns, Sue (Norbert) Filliater and Janet (Pat) Pariseau, all of Fostoria; 24 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Loretta Hagedorn of Loveland.

He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Rose Coleman; three brothers, Victor Goffinet, Clarence Cassidy and Casper Cassidy; and six sisters, Mary Mattingly, Julia Swanke, Ella Cassidy, Clara Reinhart, Marguerite Coffman and Bernadette Cassidy.

Carl proudly served his country during World War II as a U.S. Army veteran. He was a coldformer operator for Allied Signal, retiring after 41 years of service. A man of God, Carl was a member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church and its former Charismatic Prayer Group. He was an avid reader and collector of books, and enjoyed spending time with his family.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017, at St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, with the Rev. Todd Dominique, presiding. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery with military honors performed by Fostoria United Veterans.

Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be considered to St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


St Augustine Church Picnic

St Augustine Church in Leopold, Indiana will have its annual picnic Sunday,  July 30 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  Family Style chicken dinners will be served in and air-conditioned dining room.  There will be a grand Raffle of 64 prizes, quilt raffle, quilt wheel, bingo, ice cream, games for young and Old.  Live entertainment from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

John Ham, Rono, IN

Looking for info on JOHN HAM, 1812-1878. Married ELENDER (NELLIE) FRAKES in 1832 in Perry County. The family lived in Perry County near Rono from 1832 to about 1880. JOHN HAM was a substitute in the Civil War with the 53rd Co. G. I have info on his children but cannot find much info on JOHN or his parents. John was illiterate and he must have been a renter because I find no land or home ownership for him. ANY help is appreciated. Thank you.

Would like to have more information on Dr Henry Miller and Frank Ballig

Melvina Comstock Miller Ballig
Abt. 1841 – 1883
Born Perry County to Bennett Comstock and Disey Connor

Suicide. Mrs. Melona Ballig, formerly Mrs. Dr. Miller, has put an end to her troubled existence in the County Poor House by hanging herself. The lady twice tried to take her life by drowning, but both time she was fished out of the cistern at the poor house, then she tried once to hang herself, but without success until the second attempt succeeded. The lady is the daughter the farmer B. Comstock (Bennett) and was married about 10 years with Dr. (Henry M.)Miller who died a few years ago and who left her in the most needy situation with 4 children. The lady made a living for herself and her four children by her handiwork and the support which flowed to her from the county. After being a widow for a long time she married Frank Ballig who formerly lived in the vicinity of town and left her sitting after a few months and who for some time is supposed to be staying near Jasper. Her pleading for support from him went unfulfilled, and so the unfortunate lady fell into depression and was finally accepted in the county poor house, where the fourth try she put an end to her miserable existence. The four children of the unfortunate lady are housed with mild-mannered families. (George, Ida, Fred & Henry)

History, Genealogy, Early Settlers and Historical Points of Interest in Perry County, Indiana