Thursday, February 9, 2012

Elias Arney 1815-1899

Dan's 3rd Great Grandparents, Maternal Line

Elias Arney
Son Of
Birth:  Sep. 17, 1815
Death:  Aug. 18, 1899
Susan Fetterolf 
Daughter of Peter & Maria (Dunkleberger) Fedderolf
Birth:  Mar. 8, 1818
Death:  Nov. 1, 1914

Maria Arney 1846 – 
Melinda Arney 1848 –1922 m. McCoy
Henrietta Esther Arney 1850 – 1930 M. Elias Buchanan Shope 1843 – 1927
Franklin Henry Arney 1852 – 1899 m. Kathryn
Lucinda Arney 1854 –1935 m. James Weibly
Elizabeth Alice Arney 1856 – 1935 m. John Mckean Aunkst
Catherine Arney 1858 –  1897 M. John Snider
Susan E Arney 1858 – 1897 m. Jeremiah G. Gutshall, 1855-1935
Emma Arney 1861 – 1928 M. John Leiby
Elias Fetterolf Arney 1863 – 1941 m. Lily Kumler

The article in 1911 states that Susan only had 10 children, with 8 living in 1911. The census shows 11 children.

1815 - Elias is Born

His birthdate is found differently by researchers all over the internet..  probably because it's different in every record!  Calculating back from the death date on his tombstone, using the age given on the tombstone, he was born Sept. 17 1815.

In the 1850 Census, he is listed as age 25, born in 1825.  He is actually 35 in 1850, so that is a simple mistake. in 1860 he is listed as 37, when he is actually 45.  In 1870 he is listed as 51, born in 1819 - he would actually be 55.  The children and wife are consistent, and the location is consistent, there is no reason to believe this is not the same Elias.

The 1860 , 1870 & 1880 census says he was born in Pa.  In 1880 it also says his parents were born in PA.

1818 - Susan Fetterolf Is Born

An article in the Harrisburg Telegraph in 1911 states that Susan never learned english - even though she was born here in America.  All of her children must have been fluent in German.

The 1880 census tells us she could not write, and that both of her parents were born in PA.

1845 12 Aug - Marriage to Susan Fetterolf
Age: 30

Sunbury, Northumberland County Pa
On 3/9/1911 in the Harrisburg Telegraph was a front page article regarding Susan (Fetterolf) Arney. This article reports their wedding day as 12 Aug 1845 and Sunbury, Northumberland, PA as the place of the wedding.

1846 - Daughter Maria Arney Born
About 1846  - age 4 in the 1850 census, Age 15 in the 1860 census, I do not know where she is after that.  I cannot find a death certificate for her in PA.

1848 Daughter Melinda Arney is born
June 18 1848
Died May 1 1922 in Harrisburg, Dauphin County Pa
Source - Death certificate
Married David McCoy. They are found in the census in 1900 in Saville, Perry County with children: Maud M, Florence, Carrie, George A, and Myrtle.
In 1910 Malinda is a widow, with children Myrtle & Albert at home, in Cumberland County Pa
In 1920 she lives with her son Albert in Harrisburg, Dauphin County PA.
According to census records,their children were: Annie McCoy 1870–, Charles M Mccoy 1872– , David Edward Mccoy 1873–, John W. Mc Cye 1876–, Maud M Mccoy 1878–1952, Jessie B McCoy 1879–1938, Florence Mccoy 1881–1943, Carrie Mccoy 1884– ,George Albert Mccoy 1886–1966, Myrtle Mccoy 1888–1911
David & Melinda (Arney) McCoy are buried in Mount Vernon UB Cemetery, Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA

1850- Residence

Age: 35
Lower Augusta, Northumberland, Pennsylvania 
Age: 25

1850 census
Name: Elias Arney
Age: 25
Birth Year: abt 1825
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Lower Augusta, Northumberland, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Family Number: 273
Household Members:
Name Age
Elias Arney 25
Susan Arney 29
Maria Arney 4
Madinda Arney 2
Deborah Krissinger 9

1850 Daughter Henrietta Arney is Born
Elias & Henrietta (Arney) Shope

Henrietta Esther (Arney) Shope

May 10 1850 - Sept 4 1930 - Source: Death Certificate
Henrietta married Elias B. Shope, and according to census records had the following children: Anna M. Shope 1869–, Franklin U. Shope 1870–, Charles Shope 1871–
Saiddie C. Shope 1873–, Laura B Shope 1875–, Benjamin J. Shope 1876–
Clarance H. Shope 1880–, Carrie M Shope 1884– ,Chester S Shope 1888–
Olive E Shope 1891–,Hattie T Shope 1892–, 

In 1930 Henrietta lives with her daughter Olive Shuggart, in Cumberland County PA

In 1900 there is a Susan with them that appears to be Henrietta's mother Susan Arney, but  in 1900 Susan Arney is living with her daughter Lucinda.

"Both Elias SHOPE and his father-in-law, Elias ARNEY, were trustees of a deed for a new church, which still stands in Saville Township, Perry County. In fact, all are buried in its cemetery."

1851 Son Franklin Henry Arney is Born
Born 1851  Died 1952  He was a farmer, according to the census.
Married Kathryn S. Albright.  They had children : Mary A, Cameron F., Alice R, Harry Z, & Willard
Buried Liverpool Union Cemetery, Perry County, Pennsylvania 

1855 - Daughter Lucinda Arney is born
March 5 1855- April 8 1935
she married James W. Weibly
They had children: Laura, Mary, Carrie,  Clarence

In 1900 & 1910 Lucinda's mother Susan Arney lived with them.

They are buried in Hummelstown Cemetery, Dauphin County PA

1856  - Daughter Alice Elizabeth Arney is born
Alice married John McKean Aunkst
They are Dan's Great Great grandparents, you can read more about them here:

1857 - Residence
starting in 1857 Elias can be found in the tax records in Perry County Pa
27 Apr 1857 Spring Twp
29 Mar 1858 Spring Twp
18 Apr 1859 Spring Twp
7 May 1860 Spring Twp
4 Apr 1861 Spring Twp
13 Jan 1862 Spring Twp
20 Apr 1862 Saville Twp
20 Apr 1863 Saville Twp
21 Apr 1863 Spring Twp
7 Apr 1864 Saville Twp

In Perry County Tax records for Spring Twp, 5/19/1864, Elias Arney was listed on the tenant's list with his name crossed out. His name was completely absent the next year (4/3/1865). In the records for Saville Twp, Elias Arney was listed 4/20/1863 but paid no taxes, apparently because he paid in Spring Twp. In 4/7/1864 he was listed and paid taxes in Saville Twp.

1858 Twins Susan &  Catherine Arney are born
November 8 1858

Susan E. married Jeremiah Gutshall January 1 1877 in Newport United Methodist Parish
They had at least two daughters,Emma M & Mary J.  
Susan died February 3 1897. She's buried in the Mt Vernon UB Cemetery, Perry County PA

Catherine "Cassiana" Arney married John Snider
Her and John lived in Perry county in 1880, with child Brady Rodgers Snyder
Brady was baptized at Newport United Methodist Parish Charge in March 1879
Catherine died just two months after her twin, on April 6 1897

1860 - Residence
Age: 45
Spring, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States 
Age in 1860: 37
Occuaption - Carpenter

1860 Census
Name: Elias Arney
Age in 1860: 37
Birth Year: abt 1823
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Spring, Perry, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Landisburg
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Elias Arney 37
Susan Arney 39
Maria Arney 15
Melinda Arney 13
Esther Arney 11
Franklin Arney 8
Lucinda Arney 6
Elizabeth A Arney 4
Susan E Arney 2
Cassiana Arney 2

1861- Daughter Hannah Emma Arney was born
She married John Leiby
Emma died in a car accident on December 17 1928
The Aunt, Mrs J. Aunkst, would be Emma's sister Alice who married John M. Aunkst.

1861 - Elias is a Wheelwright
In Boyd´s Pennsylvania State Business Directory, 1861
Elias Arney is listed as  a wheelwright in Elliotsburg

Elliotsburg Pa is 4 miles from Landisburg PA, the post office listed as his post office in the 1860 census.

1863 Son Elias Fetterolf Arney is Born
October 10 1863- January 27 1941
He Married Lilly Cumler

Their daughter Mary was attacked when she was young, it was front page news.

1863 1 Jul -Residence
Age: 48
Saville, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States 
Age on 1 July 1863: 43 Name: Elias Earny Residence: Saville, Perry, Pennsylvania Class: 2 Congressional District: 15th Age on 1 July 1863: 43 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1820 Race: White Place of Birth: Pennsylvania

1868 - Baptisms
I'm unsure of this date. It's March 18th, but the year is not readable, and the years are not in order in this record. It looks like Susanna (Fetterolf) and her twins Susan & Catherine were all baptized at the same time?

1870 - Residence

Age: 55
Saville, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States 
Age in 1870: 51
Occupation - Farmer

1870 Census
Name: Elias Arney
Age in 1870: 51 
Birth Year: abt 1819
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1870: Saville, Perry, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Landisburg
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Elias Arney 51
Susana Arney 52
Henry Arney 17
Lucinda Arney 15
Elizabeth Arney 13
Susan Arney 11
Casiany Arney 11
Hannah Arney 9
Elias Arney 7

1876 - Church Records 
Newport United Methodist Parish Charge
I'm not sure of the date.  The next page is dated 1878, and there's a note that Susan Arney married Guthshall in 1877, so I'm guessing this page is 1876 or 1877, roughly.

Daughter Susan Arney, married Jeremiah Gutshall
Daughter Kate Arney
Daughter Malinda (Arney) McCoy
Daughter Hettie ( Henrietta Arney) Swope
Martin Dum  - no idea who this is
Eliza Dum  Died Feb 15 1883 ??? Elizabeth Arney married John Aunkst 
Elias Arney
Susannah (Fetterolf) Arney

I found Martin & Eliza (Thoman) Dum in Wila Cemetery, Perry County.  Eliza's death matches this record. I don't know why they are in between the Arney children and the Arney parents.

1877 - Residence

Age: 62
Saville, Perry, Juniata and Mifflin, Pennsylvania 
Towards the Bottom Left, E Arney

1880 - Residence

Age: 65
Saville, Perry, Pennsylvania, United States 
Age: 62; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Self

1880 Census
Name: Elias Arnez
Age: 62
Birth Year: abt 1818
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1880: Saville, Perry, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Susanah Arnez
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farmer
View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Elias Arnez 62
Susanah Arnez 62
Frank Arnez 26
Emma Arnez 19
Elias Arnez 16

1899 - Death of Elias

Age: 84
Age at Death: 83
Perry County, Pennsylvania, USA 
Burial - Mt. Vernon United Brethren Churchyard, Saville Twp. Perry Co. PA  

1910 - Susan in an accident 
"Until she met with an accident last fall, she had never had a serious illness Then the drs gave up hope for recovery.  She was thrown from a wagon by a runaway team. She soon recovered from that injury,  Her face was cut and her scalp gashed at the base of her skull."

1911 - article appears in the Harrisburg Telegraph
Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)  i
Thursday, March 9, 1911 - Page 1

Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)  i
Tuesday, March 7, 1911 - Page 4

Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)  i
Saturday, December 23, 1911 - Page 1

1914 - Death of Susan 
Altoona Tribune
November 12 1914

Burial  - 

Research Notes:

Look at the Earney/Erny families in Montgomery County before 1800

I did a search on the 1850 census to see what other Arney families I could find. There are a few scattered around the state  - all in the age range to be siblings, none old enough to be a possible father.

Name: Jacob Arney
Age: 42
Birth Year: abt 1808
Home in 1850: Gregg, Centre, Pennsylvania, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 872
Household Members:
Name Age
Jacob Arney 42
Rachael Arney 32
John Arney 11
Benjamin Arney 9
Sarah Arney 7
James Arney 5
Salvenia Arney 3

Lydia Arney 1

Name: Mary Arney
Age: 33
Birth Year: abt 1817
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Greene, Beaver, Pennsylvania, USA
Gender: Female
Family Number: 304
Household Members:
Name Age
Nancy Lake 55
Thomas Lake 21
Dewitt C Lake 19
William W Lake 16
Mary Arney 33
James W Arney 6
Mary E Arney 4
Nancy J Lake 2

Name: David Arney
Age: 28
Birth Year: abt 1822
Home in 1850: Caernarvon, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 154
Household Members:
Name Age
Martin Leber 30
Lavonia Leber 27
Ann Eliza Leber 6
Diller B Leber 3
Jacob Westty 55
David Arney 28
John Mairs 21
Christiana Mairs 50

Name: Jesse Arney
Age: 31
Birth Year: abt 1819
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Leacock, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 216
Household Members:
Name Age
John Leahman 40
Barbara Leahman 39
Elias Leahman 15
John Leahman 9
Tobias Leahman 5
Esther Leahman 11
Jesse Arney 31
Martha Fox 15

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