Selected Schueth_Rice_Families and Individuals

Notes


Joseph Morris Conger

Maxine Crowell Leonard's CONGER FAMILY OF AMERICA II: pg: 151
birth shown as Abt 1880/1882
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From: Richard E. Henthorn 5403 76th Ave Hyattsville, MD 20784-1705
RESIDENCES: As of Oct 1896, Putnam Co., MO

COMMENT: John, Sherman, Joe and Charles Conger were "of Iowa."
(Source:The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard)
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From http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Fields/6746/olliecem.html
OLLIE ( DeARMOND ) CEMETERY
located in Ollie, Iowa, apparently was first known as the DeArmond and later as the Ollie Cemetery.
CONGER,HETTIE; 1884 - 1941
CONGER,JOSEPH M.; 1879 - 1963


Joseph Morris Conger

Maxine Crowell Leonard's CONGER FAMILY OF AMERICA I: pg: 373 and CFA II pg 151 and 212-213
On pg 373 in CFA I Maxine shows him born Abt. 1827 in Cameron, Monroe Co, OH.
This is probably not correct. Corrected in CFA II pages 151 and 212-213
There is an incorrect date of death in CFA II page 151. Should be 18 Oct 1896 not Feb 1898
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From Richard E. Henthorn 5403 76th Ave Hyattsville, MD 20784-1705
Problem: It has also been reported that he was born Abt. 1827 in Cameron, Monroe Co., OH.
AKA: Morris Conger; Maurice Conger
RESIDENCES: Saline Twp., Ellis Co., KS; Lincoln Twp., Howland, Putnam Co., MO
MILITARY: 167-167 Joseph M. Conger, Private, Co. I, 3rd Iowa Cav in Civil War
(Source: 1890, Putnam Co., MO Civil War Census - furnished by Joyce Posey)
MARRIAGE: Joseph M. Conger married Margaret A. Oden on 25 Dec 1864 at Appanoose Co., IA
(Source: Appanoose Co., IA, Index to Grooms, Marriage Records Book 2, p. 138
furnished by Joyce Posey)
OCCUPATION: farmer
Census: 1870, in Putnam, Co., MO, Lincoln Twp., #181
Joseph Conger, 27, farmer, OH; Margaret, 23, OH
Mary, 4, OH; Stephen, 3, OH, James E., 2, MO
[Note: It seems very doubtful that children, Mary and Stephen were born in Ohio. The parents were married in Appanoose Co., IA and there is no evidence that they ever lived in Ohio as a married couple. Joseph and Mary Conger lived in Saline Twp., Ellis Co., KS before settling at Howland, Putnam Co., MO. It seems likely that the first two children were born while they were living in Kansas. REH] (Furnished by Joyce Posey)
MARRIAGE: Joseph M. Conger, 49, and Emily Powell, 44, were married on 30 Mar 1893 in Putnam Co., MO. (Source: Putnam Co., MO, Marriage Records
NOTE Source: Richard E. Henthorn 5403 76th Ave Hyattsville, MD 20784-1705
Vol. 2, pg 414 - furnished by Joyce Posey)
COMMENT: The birth dates for Mary, Elizabeth and Margaret were in the 1900 census, under A.J. Warren.
(Source: The Conger Family of America - Maxine Crowell Leonard, Vol. 2)
ERROR: Date of death is reported as Feb 1898 in CFA II, p. 151.
This is in error.
OBITUARY: J. Morris Conger - Suicides by Cutting his Throat from Ear to Ear with a Razor
Word reached this city early Monday morning [19 Oct 1896] that J. Morris Conger, one of Lincoln townships aged citizens, had taken his own life at his home about two and a-half miles northwest of Howland, [MO] shortly after noon the previous day [18 Oct 1896].
From all the information received from an interview of the family, deceased had been in a fit of despondency for several days. This, however, is brought more impressively upon the minds of the family since he took his life than
before. His seven-year old daughter, Margaret E., has been seriously afflicted with diptheria and Sunday just before he left the house he stated to Mrs. Conger that for Maggie to die would be more than he could stand. He then drew his purse from his pocket, handed it to his wife with the remark, "Take this and provide for the children for I am going away." He bade Mrs. Conger good bye and started from the house. The wife followed and made every effort she could to have him remain, but the more she insisted the faster he would step from her. She pursued him as rapidly as she could, but found that her efforts to have him return were in vain. She screamed and cried out for help from the little boys who had gone to the sawmill a short distance south of the residence. The little sons heard her cries and ran as fast as they could to learn what was the trouble. They stated that their first impression was that their little sister was dying. But it was a great or even greater misfortune.
They were informed that the father had left and after being told of what had happened, Joseph, the eldest son at home ran to the cornfield half a quarter distant and tracked the parent to a straw stack in the same field where he
found him with a gasping wound in his throat and inch or more deep from ear to ear in length, and breathed his last before he could give an alarm. The work was done with a razor, which he used to do his own shaving.
The neighbors were notified of what had taken place after consulting the family called Justice Anderson McKinley to the scene and an inquest was held. The verdict of the jury being that deceased came to his death by his own
hands.
Deceased was born in Monroe county, Ohio, June 14, 1843, and came to Missouri in the 60's. He was wedded to Margaret Oden and to this union were born ten children, nine of whom were living at his death, namely, Mary Wellman and Lizzie Norman of Adair Co, MO; Stephen Conger of Rooks Co., Kansas; John Conger of Keokuk, Iowa; Ezra, Joseph, Charles, Sherman and Margaret Conger of this county. The mother of these children died several years ago and later he married Emily Powell, who survives him.
Deceased was a member of the ? Christian Church and served his county faithfully and well for three years in the late war.
The funeral took place yesterday, [20 Oct 1896], the remains being taken to the Mendota cemetery.
(Source: Unionville Republican, Unionville, Missouri, Wednesday 21 Oct 1896 - furnished by Joyce Posey)

PROBATE: Joseph M. Conger, filed 12 Nov 1896, #1110, p. 26
Widow Emily F. Conger. Heirs: Mary Wellman of Adair Co., Mo.; Stephen J. Conger of Rooks Co., Kan.; James E. Conger of Appanoose Co., Ia.; John W. Conger of Keokuk Co., Ia.; Elizabeth Norman of Adair Co., Mo.; Joseph M. Conger of Putnam Co., Mo.; Charles Conger, Sherman Conger, Margaret E. Conger all of Putnam Co., Mo. (Last 4 are minors).
(Source: Putnam Co., MO Estate Records 1845-1909, compiled by Sarah Lemen Phillips - furnished by Joyce Posey)

PROBATE: Conger Minors, filed 24 Nov 1896, #1111
Joseph M., Charley, Sherman and Maggie E. Conger minors, children of Joseph M. Conger, dec'd.
(Source: Putnam Co., MO Estate Records 1845-1909, compiled by Sarah Lemen
Phillips - furnished by Joyce Posey)
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Ezra Conger

Maxine Crowell Leonard's CONGER FAMILY OF AMERICA I: pg: 373
Doug W Schueths notes:
shown as child number 6. Could this be in error and it is really James E Conger found on 151 in CFA II but is not listed on page 373 of CFA I??
Not found with siblings on pg 151 of CFA II
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Source: Richard E. Henthorn 5403 76th Ave Hyattsville, MD 20784-1705
RESIDENCES: As of Oct 1896, Putnam Co., MO


Nancy Conger

Maxine Crowell Leonard's CONGER FAMILY OF AMERICA II: pg: 151
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