HOAG/HOGE/SODEN--I'm desperately searching for the identity of my great-grandmother. Her married name was Mary SODEN. She was supposedly born in December 1868, and she died February 14, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois, but was buried in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana. Family lore says her maiden name was HOAG or HOGE. Her husband was James SODEN (born January 1872 in Indiana), son of James Soden (born June 1830 in Ireland) and Mary (born June 1847 in Ireland), who were in Vigo County.
James and Mary (Hoag/Hoge) Soden had 3 children:
--James (born April 1893 in Missouri; died after 1910)
--Mary (born August 10, 1896, supposedly in Indiana)—my grandmother.
--a son who was given away and was adopted at the age of 6 months. His (adopted) name was Clarence BAKER.
A widowed James Soden age 28 is a blacksmith in the 1900 census in Terre Haute, living in his parents’ household at 624 Center Street and son “Jamie” is with him. There is no sign of daughter Mary. This young son James is in the household of his widowed grandfather James Soden on the 1910 census in Terre Haute—no sign of his father.
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