18 June 2009

Brick Wall Thursday... McCune Family




John McCune – At times I think John was somehow linked to the McCune family who lived & are buried in Darke County, Ohio – but with a name like John/Jonathon it’s a tough one. His death certificate & marriage record were no help. His children were put in the Montgomery County, Ohio children’s home (I have copies of the papers) after his wife, Rebecca Tanreuther McCune dies May 30, 1894. I have no clue where Rebecca is buried, her death record says she was taken away by friends. Why weren’t John & her family the ones who took her away? Where was she taken?

Is the John McCann/McCune in the infirmary cemetery really MY John McCune? Most of all, who are John’s parents? Here’s my text file on John, Rebecca & their children. Tracking down the children (or at least the ones I could find) has been a challenge.

Its not like this is ancient stuff, John’s daughter, Edna is my great grandmother. She was indentured out and I have a quilt she made celebrating the birth of her oldest son, My grandfather. What tore this family apart? SO MANY SECRETS! At this point, just finding John’s parents & siblings would be awesome for me!


Descendants of Jonathon G. McCune


First Generation

1. Jonathon G. McCune was born in Mar 1853 in Ohio, died on 20 Dec 1925 in
Jefferson Township, Montgomery County, Ohio at age 72, and was buried on
22 Dec 1925 in Montgomery County Infirmary Cemetery, Jefferson Township,
Montgomery County, Ohio.

Birth Notes:
John's death certificate shows a birth date of 20 DEC 1855 in Ohio.


Burial Notes:
McCune, John, aged 70, died Dec.20,1925, of "Arterio Sclorosis", b. in OH, had
been admitted on 04-25-1925, was a widower,
County Infirmary Cemetery, Section 3, Row 4, Grave #1925-20
McCann, John, d. 20 Dec 1925, age 79

The only thing on the headstone is 1925 - 20. The other information was
obtained from the Infirmary death ledgers at the Archives.


Found a burial for a John McEwoen, on pg. 22 of Darke Co Cemetery Records.
Basic info shows John 1855-1920. He is listed with several others with the
same last name. No Rebecca.

* He appeared on the census on 1 Jun 1880 in Farmersville, Jackson
Township, Montgomery County, Ohio.
1880 Census shows John MCCUNE (W M 26 Married Ohio Ohio Ohio),
Blacksmith,
Rebecca (W F 21 Married Ohio Bavaria Maryland), Housekeeping, and
James, Son (W M 6/12 Ohio Ohio Ohio).
They lived on Walnut Street.

* He appeared on the census on 1 Jun 1900 in Dayton, Dayton Township,
Montgomery County, Ohio.
1900 Census shows John MCCUNE, Patient (W M MAR 1853 46 Married Ohio
Ohio Ohio), in the Apple Street Deaconess Hospital. (note: Rebecca his wife had died in 1894, so is this my John remarried or is this another John?)

* He appeared on the census on 1 Jun 1910 in Jackson Township, Montgomery
County, Ohio.
1910 Census shows Jonathon MCCUNE, Boarder (M W 56 Widowed Ohio
Massachusets Ohio), Farm Laborer, Working Out.
He is enumerated with Hiram KREITZER, Head (M W 55 M1 36 Ohio Ohio
Ohio), Farmer, General Farm,

* Death Certifict: #71705, 22 Dec 1925, Jefferson Township, Montgomery
County, Ohio.
John's death certificate does not tell us alot about his life. It
shows nothing about his parents or their birthplaces, those lines are
marked "unknown".

Jonathon married Rebecca Tanreuther, daughter of Frederich Tanreuther and
Margaret Montabaugh, on 5 Mar 1879 in Montgomery County, Ohio. Rebecca
was born on 31 Oct 1858 in Farmersville, Jackson Township, Montgomery
County, Ohio and died on 30 May 1894 in Montgomery County, Ohio at age 35. Her final resting place has yet to be discovered. It is believed she was buried on someone's farm, so she may never be found.

Marriage Notes:
Marriage record found in Book N, page 378, Montgomery County, Ohio.

* She appeared on the census on 1 Jun 1880 in Farmersville, Jackson
Township, Montgomery County, Ohio. 1880 Census shows Rebecca McCune,
Wife (W F 21 Married Ohio Bavaria Maryland), Housekeeping.

CHILDREN OF JOHN & REBECCA MCCUNE

+ 2 M i. James McCune was born on 11 Nov 1879 in Farmersville, Jackson
Township, Montgomery County, Ohio.

James married Minnie L. Smith (d. 3 Dec 1964) on 23 Sep 1905 in Hancock
County, Indiana.

+ 3 F ii. Gertrude McCune was born in Feb 1880 in Ohio, died on 12 Jun
1961 in Darke County, Ohio at age 81, and was buried in
Ansonia Cemetery, Darke County, Ohio*.

Gertrude married Charles R. Ireland (d. 8 Nov 1907).

Gertrude next married George W. Miller (d. 11 May 1947) about 1912 in
Ohio.

+ 4 M iii. Otto J. McCune was born on 18 Jun 1884 in Dayton, Dayton
Township, Montgomery County, Ohio.

+ 5 F iv. Edna Martha McCune was born on 8 Apr 1888 in Greenville,
Greenville Township, Darke County, Ohio, died on 16 Dec 1970
in Grand View Hospital, Miamisburg, Miami Township,
Montgomery County, Ohio at age 82, and was buried on 18 Dec
1970 in Springboro Cemetery, Clearcreek Township, Warren
County, Ohio*.

Edna married Elwood William Phillips (d. 15 Feb 1963) on 23 Dec 1908 in
Miamisburg, Miami Township, Montgomery County, Ohio. Elwood & Edna are my great grandparents!

+ 6 M v. Jonathon F. McCune was born on 16 Oct 1889.
If this surname is in your file and you find connections to this family I would LOVE to hear from you! Thanks for looking in...
Note:Images posted here today are of the Montgomery County, Ohio infirmary Cemetery. The headstone image is that of 1925-20, supposedly that of John McCune.

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