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329. Mary Emily ADAMSON56,81 was born on 14 January 1847 in Indiana.5,52,53,81 She died on 5 March 1929 at the age of 82 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.81

Marriage record shows Mary as daughter of Andrew Adamson of Janesville. Henry Morehouse, Pastor
Marriage record sent by Bremer Genealogical Society as 5 Dec 1867. Other references give the date as 5 Dec 1866. Son Ulysses was born Oct of 1867, probably wasn't born two months before the marriage so I believe 1866 to be correct.

Mary Emily is buried Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, IN.

Mary Emily ADAMSON and Benjamin Franklin LEARNER were married on 5 December 1866 in Janesville, Bremer County, Iowa.81 Benjamin Franklin LEARNER55,57,58,82, son of Barnhart LEARNER and Catherine HEATER, was born on 29 May 1842 in Indiana.81 He died on 31 January 1925 at the age of 82 in Howard County, Indiana.56

Benjamin served in Company G, 57th Infantry Regt of Indiana as a Private, enlisting 18 Nov 1861 and mustered out as a Corporal on 21 Jun 1865. The regimental history of the unit is lengthy - they took part in many of the battles including Shiloh, Missionary Ridge, Kenesaw Mountain, and Franklin, TN.

B. F. Leaner and wife Mary E. were in Howard Twp of Howard Co IN in 1870. He was age 27, a Farmer, born in Indiana. Mary E. was age 22, Keeping house. Ulysses & Levi were the only children. Rachel Adamson, Mary's mother, along with three of her siblings, also lived in the household.

It's quite likely that the Barnhild Learner living next door in 1870 was Benjamin's father. He was age 62, born in Baden, Germany, his parents of foreign birth. His wife was Phoeba, age 61, born Ohio. John W. age 21, born IN, is probably the John Wesley Lerner that married Hettie Adamson, Mary's younger sister.

In 1880, Benjamin & Mary still lived next door to Barnhart & Phoebe Learner. B. F. was age 38, b. IN. Mary was 32. Ulysses age 12, Leveritt age 10, Ernest age 6, Pearl age 4. James Cook age 21, was living with the family doing Farm Labor.

1900 Census. Howard Twp, Howard Co IN, Dist 66, Hh 48
Benjamin Learner, b. May 1842, age 38, married 34 years, b. IN, father b. Germany, mother b. Pennsylvania
Mary E., b. Jan 1848, age 52. Had 9 children, 8 are living. Mary b. IN, father b. Ohio, mother b.Pennsylvania [places of birth of her parents are incorrect]
Barnhart, father, b. May 1808, age 92, widowed, b. Germany as were his parents, Naturalized in 1833; has been a citizen 67 years.
Ulysses A., son, b. Oct 1867, age 32, married 9 years.
Pearl H., son, b. Apr 1876, age 24, born in Iowa, although other children listed as born in Indiana
Ellis M., son, b. Sept 1883, age 16
Harry W., son, b. Jan 1886, age 14
Donald H., son, b. Sept 1891, age 8
Ruth T., dau, b. Jan 1897, age 3
Adamson, Andrew Fredrick, bro-in-law, b. Jul 1856, age 43

1910 Census. Center Twp, Howard Co IN, Dist 118, Hh 209
Benjamin F. Learner, age 67, married 1 time for 44 years, b. IN, father b. Germany, mother b. Pennsylvania
Mary E., wife, age 52, 9 children, 8 living, b. IN, father b. NC, mother b. Ohio
Donald H., son, age 18. Ruth T., dau, age 13.
Adamson, Fredrick, brother-in-law, age 56, retired
Brooks, William, hired man, age 18, b. TN

1920 Census. Center Twp, Howard Co IN, Hh 13 [very difficult to read; indexed wrong]
B. T. Lerner, age 77, b. IN, father b. Germany, mother b. Pennsylvania.
Mary E., wife, age 72, b. IN, father b. Ohio, mother b. NC
Ellis M. son, age 37
Fern, dau-in-law, age 34, b. Kansas
Ellis M. son, age 6 [obviously son of Ellis & Fern]
Carl, son, age 4

Buried Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard Co, IN. Shares a marker with wife Mary.

Mary Emily ADAMSON and Benjamin Franklin LEARNER had the following children:

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Ulysses Aaron LEAMER was born on 24 October 1867 in Indiana.55,81 He died on 26 September 1943 at the age of 75 in Howard County, Indiana.56

Ulysees is buried Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo.

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Leavitt Charles "Levi" LEAMER55 was born on 6 October 1869 in Howard County, Indiana.55,81 He died on 2 February 1955 at the age of 85 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.56

Levi was listed as 8 months old at the time of the 1870 Census.

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Lillian LEARNER56,82 was born on 18 July 1871 in Howard County, Indiana.81

Lillian must have died as a young child. She was not in the 1880 census.

Another database gives her birth as 1868 and states she died prior to the 1870 census.

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iv.

Ernest Ronald LEARNER was born on 22 February 1874 in Howard County, Indiana.81 He died on 14 May 1948 at the age of 74 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York.56

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Pearl Harold LEARNER83 was born on 1 April 1876 in Howard County, Indiana.81 He died on 23 July 1913 at the age of 37 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.56

Censuses sometimes give Pearl's place of birth as Iowa.
At age 4, his place of birth given as Indiana. In 1900, his place of birth was given as Iowa. In 1910, the link to his census page is bad but it does give him born 1876 in Iowa. If the family did ever go to Iowa it was for a brief time. It is said that his parents married in Iowa, but his father was present in Howard Co IN for every census from 1850 until 1910.

I was able to access the 1910 census at Heritage Quest. He was in the 1st Ward of Kokomo, Howard Co IN.
Pearl H. Learner, age 34, married for 8 years, b. Iowa, parents b. IN. He manufactured tools.
His wife was also named Pearl. She was age 31 and had had only one child. She was born IN as were her parents.
There was a son Raymond J. F. age 7.

In 1920, Pearl Learner, age 40, was living in the household of Ray Ruchy in Kokomo Ward 3, He had a son Raymond age 16. Both were born in Indiana. Candacy Yetzer was also living there - she's listed as a niece but it's unclear whether she's Pearl Learner's niece or his landlord's - I suspect the landlord's given her age. She is age 24, born in Indiana; her father born in Germany, her mother born in Indiana.

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Ellis Moulder LEARNER was born on 19 September 1883 in Howard County, Indiana.81 He died on 8 August 1962 at the age of 78 in Howard County, Indiana.56

http://www.rootsweb.com/~inhoward/data/school/khsalum1875-1905.html
Ellis M. Leaner graduated from Kokomo High School in 1902.


http://www.rootsweb.com/~inhoward/data/military/wwivet-l.html
Howard Co Veterans of WW I includes Ellis Moulder Learner

1920 Census. Center Twp, Howard Co IN, Hh 13 [very difficult to read; indexed wrong]
B. T. Lerner, age 77, b. IN, father b. Germany, mother b. Pennsylvania.
Mary E., wife, age 72, b. IN, father b. Ohio, mother b. NC
Ellis M. son, age 37
Fern, dau-in-law, age 34, b. Kansas
Ellis M. son, age 6 [obviously son of Ellis & Fern]
Carl, son, age 4

Buried Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo.
Ellis Moulder Learner Jr. is also buried there. He was born 22 Oct 1913, died 13 Jul 1930.
Fern Frances Osburn Leaner, wife of Ellis Sr, is also buried Crown Point. She was born 14 Jan 1885, died 10 Jan 1972.

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Harry Wendell LEARNER was born on 17 January 1886 in Howard County, Indiana.81 He died on 5 March 1973 at the age of 87 in East Aurora, Erie County, New York.56

http://www.rootsweb.com/~inhoward/data/school/khsalum1875-1905.html
Harry W. Learner graduated from Kokomo High School in 1905.

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Donald Hartley LEARNER was born on 28 September 1891 in Howard County, Indiana.81 He died on 27 July 1970 at the age of 78 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.56

http://www.rootsweb.com/~inhoward/data/school/1909khs.html
Donald H. Leaner was listed as a member of Junior Class of Kokomo High School in 1909.

Buried Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo.

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Ruth Thelma LEARNER was born on 27 January 1897 in Howard County, Indiana.81 She died on 19 May 1990 at the age of 93 in Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana.56