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1840 census Bedford, Bedford Co., PA
Jacob Lamer
1 male 30 to 40 (Jacob, age 30)
1 male 5 to 10 (David, age 6)
1 female 20 to 30 (Rebecca, age 27)
1 female 5 to 10 (Henrietta, age 7)
2 females under 5 (Elisabeth, age 4 & Eliza, age 3)

1850 census District #11, Benton Co., IA
Household #59
Jacob Laymour, age 40, farmer, b. PA
Rebecca, age 27 (She was 37), b. PA
Henriett, age 17, b. PA
David, age 16, b. PA
Elisabeth, age 13, b. PA
Eliza J., age 13, b. PA
Sarah Ann, age 9, b. PA
Rachel, age 7, b. PA
Delila, age 4, b. PA
Joseph, age 2, b. PA
Henry W., age 1, b. PA
Household #60
Nicholas Stephens, age 73, b. PA
Mary, age 72, b. MD

State: IA Year: 1852
County: Benton County Record Type:
Township: Taylor Township Page: 009
Database: IA 1852 State Census Index
1856 Benton Co., Iowa census index:
Learner David
Learner Delilah
Learner Eliza
Learner Emma
Learner Jacob
Learner Joseph S.L.
Learner N.M.
Learner Rachael
Learner Rebecca
Learner S.N.

1860 census Eden Twp., Benton Co., IA page 828 July 8, 1860
David Lamar, age 26, farming, b. PA
Elizabeth, age 25, keeping house, b. PA
Jacob, age 1 month, b. IA

1870 census Eden Twp., Benton Co., IA page 64A
David Lamer, age 36, farming, b. PA
Elizabeth, age 36, keeping house, b. PA
Martha E., age 7, at school, b. IA
Irvin, age 9 months, b. IA
Margaret A. Stevens, age 14, at school, b. IA (who is this?)
John A. Dillion, age 36. farming, b. PA
Elizabeth, age 33, keeping house, b. PA
Henrietta, age 14, b. IA
Emma J., age 12, b. IA
Mary C., age 10, b. IA
Sarah, age 7, b. IA
John Kuhn, farm labor, age 21, b. OH

1880 United States Census Eden, Benton, Iowa Page Number 143C
David LEAMER Self M Male W 46 PA Farmer PA PA
Elizabeth LEAMER Wife M Female W 45 PA Keeps House PA PA
Ella M. LEAMER Dau S Female W 17 IOWA At Home PA PA
Irvin LEAMER Son S Male W 10 IOWA At Home PA PA
May LEAMER Dau S Female W 8 IOWA PA PA
Emma LEAMER Dau S Female W 5 IOWA PA PA
Rebecca LEAMER Mother W Female W 67 PA Keeps House PA PA

1900 census Eden Twp., Benton Co., IA page 89A
Voris Richart, head, Aug 1876, age 33, md 7 yrs, OH/OH/OH, farmer
Mae, wife, Feb 1872, age 28, md 7 yrs, 1 birth, 1 surviving, IA/PA/OH
Lester L., son, April 1898, IA/OH/IA
William, brother, July 1861, age 38, OH/OH/OH, farmer
Viola E. Williams, servant, March 1881, age 19, IA/IA/IA, domestic house
Daniel W. Ranhauser, servant, May 1872, age 28, IA/PA/OH, farm labor
Irving Leamer, Aug 1869, age 30, md 3 yrs, IA/PA/PA, farmer
Mary C., wife, June 1876, age 23, md 3 yrs, 0 births, IL/Germany/Germany
David, father, Jan 1834, age 66, PA/PA/PA


David died in 1916

Entries: 12428 Updated: Mon Apr 7 07:19:08 2003 Contact: Ralph Wayne Leamer
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ID: I00963
Name: David LEAMER
Sex: M
Birth: 27 Jan 1834
Death: 22 Jun 1916
Reference Number: [18-5]

?Cedar Valley Times, June 27, 1916
David Leamer
The funeral services of David Leamer, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W.E. Fry, Thursday, June 22, 1916, were held at the U.B.
church last Sunday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. J.F. Uhlenhopp, pastor of the church, in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. The immediate cause of Mr. Leamer's death was paralysis. He was born in Blair county, Penn., Jan. 27, 1834, and was 82 years, 4 months, and 25 days of age at the time of his death. He came to Benton county in 1850, hence was one of the early pioneers of the county. He was married to Miss Elizabeth McDowell Oct. 1, 1857. To this union six children were born, two dying in infancy. The wife and mother passed away Feb. 24, 1884, at the age of 48 years. One daughter, Mrs. E. H. Hurless, whose home was at Thompson, Iowa, also preceded her father to the better land Oct. 27, 1915. The surviving children are: Mrs. W.E. Fry, of Vinton, with whom he made his home the past five years; Irving Leamer, of Vilas, South Dakota, and Mrs. Voris Richart, of Vinton, Iowa. He also leaves one brother, Joseph Leamer, of Missouri; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Dilling, of Vinton, Mrs. Delila Thomas, of St. Cloud, Florida, and Mrs. Mattie Meister, of DeWitt, Nebr.; eleven grandchildren and a host of friends who mourn their loss. Mr. Leamer was a pioneer member of the United Brethren church having united with the church when a young man. He was a faithful member, always ready to help in any way he could and led a consistent christian life. A good man has gone from us and one who will be sadly missed in home, church, and community, but we know that our loss is his gain, and that the influence of his forthy life will last for years to come. {Submitter comment: Some obituaries of the people buried in the Prairie United Brethren Cemetery, Sec. 35, Taylor Township.} Submitted on Sat Aug 28, 1998 by Thom Carlson,

Father: Jacob LEAMER b: 28 May 1810
Mother: Rebecca STEPHENS b: 19 Apr 1812

Marriage 1 Elizabeth MCDOWELL b: 1 Sep 1835
Married: 1857
Joseph Henry LEAMER b: 1860
Martha Ella LEAMER b: 1863
John LEAMER b: 1866
Irve LEAMER b: 1869
Mae LEAMER b: 1872
Emma LEAMER b: 1874
Burials in the Prairie United Brethren Cemetery
Sec. 35, Taylor Township, Benton County, Iowa
[Block 2, lot 53]
Leamer, David
b. Jan 27, 1834
d. Jun 22, 1916

Leamer, Elizabeth
b. Sep 1, 1835
d. Feb 24, 1884

Leamer, John
son of ----- Leamer
b. Aug 15, 1866
d. Mar 23, 1867

[Block 2, lot 50]
Leamer, Rebecca
b. Apr 12, 1812
d. Nov 11, 1903

Leamer, Jacob
b. May 27, 1810
d. Jan 4, 1860

Leamer, Jacob
d. Jan 1, 1860 19 yr 11 mo 7 da

Leamer, Emma
d. May 10, 1851 11 mo 2 da

Leamer, Levi S.
son of Jacob
d. Apr 10, 1855 9 mo 27 da

Leamer, Henry
d. Oct 11, 1850 1 yr 8 mo

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Leamer" <>
To: "Kari Northup" <>
Sent: Friday, February 04, 2005 9:50 AM
Subject: Re: Leamer genealogy on your website
> Dear Kari,

> I asked Charles about getting a better copy of the oval photos page, but he seemed to think it wouldn't be possible. I will scan this one and send it to you ---he identified the people and he is not sure that his identifications are correct. If I can't do this by myself, I will have to
wait until Dick gets home. Well, I had to send the photo and the accompanying letter from Charles (to Dick's dad) by HP instant share which is on our printer. I need to pay attention when Dick explains how to do it via attachment to email.
> I think that Charles is possibly wrong in his identification. He has the upper left lady identified as Rebecca, but I think the one in the middle on the bottom looks a lot older and thinner, and is probably Rebecca. That would make the upper left lady Henrietta Leamer Thompson. He has identified the others as follows: top middle, Eliza Jane Leamer King; upper right, Elizabeth Rebecca Leamer Dilling; middle left, Joseph S. L. Leamer; middle right, David Leamer; lower left, Delila (Delia) Leamer Thomas; and lower right, Martha M. (Mattie) Leamer Meister.
> I don't know who made up this collage or who may have it now. Maybe Charles can pursue that, but whoever gave him the copy may not still be alive. It sounds from the letter as if it was someone from his own family in Polo, MO. I have a handwritten copy of what I think is Rebecca's obituary and it says she is survived by eight children. There are only seven here. I don't have death dates for Sarah Ann or Rachel. I have a "status report" from Charles written in 1986 in which he says that Sarah Ann Leamer married George W. Langham in 1866, but at that time he had not been able to find Langhams in a census. He also says that Rachel married George L. Hackett on August 18, 1862 (from the Benton County Court House marriage record) and the 1870 Federal census showed them living near Blairstown, IA with children: Harrison Hackett (1866), John Hackett (1868) and Albert Hackett (1869 or 1870). One of the children must have died before Rebecca.
> Charles also sent a page of tiny proofs, one of which showed Rebecca with a small child on her lap, probably a grandchild. I don't know whether he has access to these photos in larger copies, but there are many old photos I would love to see larger and identify! Since Rebecca has her hair parted in the middle and pulled back in that photo, I am almost sure that the one in the lower middle on the collage is Rebecca.
> Maybe you have some other photos of these people so you can tell which is which and we can be more sure on the identification.
> Sincerely, Bobbie