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Keeler, Laura Jane b. 31 Jan 1812 Oswego County, New York d. 15 Mar 1911 Olmsted County, Minnesota: Martin & Bloom Family Histories
 

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Keeler, Laura Jane[1]

Female 1812 - 1911  (99 years)


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  • Name Keeler, Laura Jane  
    Born 31 Jan 1812  Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth date from back of photograph.
    Gender Female 
    Land 1 Dec 1854  Adams County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Laura Phelps bought 80 acres; E1/2 NE1/4 Section 21 Twp 17N Range 7E. 
    Died 15 Mar 1911  Olmsted County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Center Grove Cemetery, Douglas, Olmsted, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Section 3E 14
    Notes 
    • Viktor Wilson wrote that she died at 98 yrs 42 days of age, but he did not give her birth date. She smoked a pipe. Once when suprised by vistors she put the pipe in her apron pocket to hide it and set her apron on fire.
    • (Research):In 1910 she was living with her son-in-law Dewitt Ottman and his family in New Haven, Olmsted, Minnesota (US Census).

      Birth date and burial information from Minnnesota Cemetery Inscription Index (Ancestry.com). There is a one day discrepancy between the dates of death in the Cemetery Inscription Index and the Minn Death Cert Index.
    Person ID I180  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2013 

    Father Keeler, Martin,   b. 1784, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Northrop, Nancy,   b. 8 Mar 1789, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1847  (Age 57 years) 
    Notes 
    • I have listed John Gridley Keeler as a son of Martin and Nancy Keeler, but the evidence is circumstantial. He was the right age to have been Martin and Nancy's child, and he lived very near to Clark Phelps, Edmund D. Phelps, and Era D. Ladd, who had married his presumed sisters Laura Jane, Sarah Ann and Susan M. Keeler. All of Martin and Nancy's children lived near Martin's property in Hastings. John G.'s in-laws lived a few miles away across the Oneida River in Clay, Onondaga County. On 1 Jun 1850 John G. bought 1 acre of land from Elijah D. Phelps, the father-in-law of two of John's presumed sisters, but in the next year Elijah Phelps, his sons, Era Ladd and their families all left Hastings. Coincident with the departure of his presumed sisters, John G. sold his property and moved with his family to Clay near his in-laws. Finally, he appears to have been named after John Gridley, the prosperous tanner and leather goods dealer in the Town of Onondaga who bought Martin Keeler's property in 1821.

    Family ID F70  Group Sheet

    Family Phelps, Clark,   b. 19 Jun 1807, Readsboro, Bennington, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1897, New Haven, Olmsted, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 4 Apr 1832  Hastings, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • The date of marriage is listed as April 4 in the text and April 5 in the figure on p 17 of VOW's Ottman book.
    Children 
     1. Phelps, Jane,   b. 15 Feb 1833, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Phelps, Elvira,   b. 28 Feb 1834, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1902  (Age 68 years)
    +3. Phelps, Ellen,   b. 12 Jun 1837, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1909  (Age 72 years)
    +4. Phelps, Charles M.,   b. 1839, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1917, Olmsted County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Phelps, Ralph,   b. 26 Feb 1841, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1921  (Age 80 years)
     6. Phelps, Susan Julina,   b. 21 Apr 1844,   d. 26 Feb 1846  (Age 1 years)
    +7. Phelps, Elma Julina,   b. 24 May 1846, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1923, Olmsted County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2010 
    Family ID F69  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Jan 1812 - Oswego County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - Laura Phelps bought 80 acres; E1/2 NE1/4 Section 21 Twp 17N Range 7E. - 1 Dec 1854 - Adams County, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Mar 1911 - Olmsted County, Minnesota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Center Grove Cemetery, Douglas, Olmsted, Minnesota Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Phelps, Laura Jane and Clark at their home.
    Phelps, Laura Jane and Clark at their home.
    The label at lower right is in the distinctive handwriting of Nellie Ottman Wilson.
    Phelps, Laura Jane Keeler
    Phelps, Laura Jane Keeler
    Nellie Ottman Wilson wrote on the back of the photo: "Laura J. Keeler Phelps. Born: Jan 31 - 1812 in Oswego Co., New York. Died: March 14 - 1911 at Genoa, Minn."
    Phelps, Laura Jane Keeler
    Phelps, Laura Jane Keeler
    Written on the back: Taken Oct 26, 1910 at Mrs Dermotts. Age 97 years 9 months.
    Phelps, Laura Jane Keeler
    Phelps, Laura Jane Keeler
    Photo provided by Cathy Kuhl from Susan Phelps Boyd's photo album.

    Headstones
    Phelps and Ottman Gravestones
    Phelps and Ottman Gravestones
    L to R: John M. Ottman and Elvira Phelps Ottman pillar, Dewitt G. Ottman and Elma J. Phelps Ottman stone, and Clark Phelps and Laura J. Keeler Phelps pillar.
    Phelps, Laura Jane Keeler
    Phelps, Laura Jane Keeler
    Inscription: Laura J. Phelps Born Jan. 31, 1813 Died Mar. 14, 1911

  • Sources 
    1. [S20] Dewitt and Elma Ottman Family, Viktor Ottman Wilson, (Privately Published, 1988, Printed by the Johnson Company, Rochester, MN 55901), pp 15, 16.

    2. [S51] Federal Land Patent or Warrant, (U.S. Federal Bureau of Land Management web site http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/), Document Nr. 46620.

    3. [S11] Minnesota Hist. Soc. Death Certificate Index, certid# 1911-MN-008717.

    4. [S20] Dewitt and Elma Ottman Family, Viktor Ottman Wilson, (Privately Published, 1988, Printed by the Johnson Company, Rochester, MN 55901), p 15-17.


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