Friday, August 22, 2014

Query: Edward Mericle, Dearborn County

            I’m looking for the Indiana marriage of my great-great grandfather Edward Mericle, ca.. 1845 – 1850. Edward was born c. 1826 in New York.  On the 1850 census, he is shown in Manchester, Dearborn County, Indiana, at age 24, wife Rosetta 23 and daughter Sarah 1. 
            On the 1860 census he’s in Iowa age 33, wife Luzetta 26, Sarah 11, George 8 and William 2.  On 1870 census he’s in Iowa age 43, wife Luzette 42, Sarah J. 20, George W. 18, William 12, Ralph 8 and Ida 4. 
            I’m assuming that Rosetta and Luzette are one in the same individual and that the age in 1860 is incorrect, but I would like to know what Indiana marriages show.  Edward served in the Civil War from Iowa.  From the time he arrived in Iowa, he lived in Appanoose County.   He is buried near the former town of Iconium. 

LeeAnn Wicker
P.O. Box 211
Manson, IA 50563

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The Indiana State Library's pre-1850 Indiana marriage index shows that Edward Mericle and Luzetta Brosher were married August 7, 1847 in Ripley County.]

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