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John Christopher Kartchner, Jr.

John Christopher Kartchner, Jr.[1, 2]

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  • Name John Christopher Kartchner  [3
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 13 Nov 1816  Merion Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Death 20 Jun 1911  Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 30 Jun 1911  Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried McKeever Cemetery, Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    John C. Kartchner grave marker
    John C Kartchner Jr. grave marker
    Kartchner Cemetery Memorial in Colfax, Iowa
    Person ID I227174  Full Tree | Timmins, Frint
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2014 

    Father Johann Christoph Kirchner
              b. 7 Aug 1788, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Apr 1826, Manayunk, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Mother Prudence Wilcox
              b. 6 Dec 1787, Middletown Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 Nov 1872, Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 6 Oct 1809  Old First Reformed Church, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    • Name on records is Christian Kirchner and Prudence Wilcoks [3]
    Family ID F87840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Wife Nancy Ash
              b. 19 Sep 1824, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Oct 1911, Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1847  , Perry, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Susanna Kartchner
              b. 25 Jan 1848, Near or of Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 2 Jan 1903, Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +2. Diadema Amy Kartchner
              b. 19 Sep 1849, Near or of Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 5 Feb 1923, Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. William Henry Kartchner
              b. 3 Nov 1851, Near or of Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 Dec 1866, Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     4. Elizabeth Prudence Kartchner
              b. 31 Oct 1854, Near or of Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Mar 1929  (Age 74 years)
     5. Francis Marion Kartchner
              b. 1 Apr 1856, Near or of Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 30 Aug 1899  (Age 43 years)
     6. Christopher Columbus Kartchner
              b. 4 May 1858, Near or of Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 21 Mar 1936, Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +7. Nathan Oliver Kartchner
              b. 20 Dec 1860, Near or of Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Oct 1946  (Age 85 years)
     8. John Wesley Kartchner
              b. 16 Apr 1863, Poweshiek Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Mar 1940, Liberty Center, Warren, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F68363  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Nov 1816 - Merion Township, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Mar 1847 - , Perry, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Susanna Kartchner - 25 Jan 1848 - Near or of Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Diadema Amy Kartchner - 19 Sep 1849 - Near or of Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - William Henry Kartchner - 3 Nov 1851 - Near or of Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Elizabeth Prudence Kartchner - 31 Oct 1854 - Near or of Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Francis Marion Kartchner - 1 Apr 1856 - Near or of Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Christopher Columbus Kartchner - 4 May 1858 - Near or of Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Nathan Oliver Kartchner - 20 Dec 1860 - Near or of Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - John Wesley Kartchner - 16 Apr 1863 - Poweshiek Township, Jasper, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlt. Death - 20 Jun 1911 - Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Jun 1911 - Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - McKeever Cemetery, Colfax, Jasper, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Location Cemetery Hospital Town Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

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    John C. Kartchner Jr.
    John Christopher Kartchner Jr.

    Census
    1856 Iowa State Census
    1885 Iowa State Census

  • Notes 
    • Death certificate gives as his father Cristopher & mother Prudence Wilcox.

      Submitted by Harriet Holly for "The Kartchner Family" book compiled by Sarah P. Collinwood:
           "John was born in Montgomery Co., PA, and there he grew to maturity and attended the old time schools in the brief winter months, assisting his father during the balance of the year, remaining under his parental rooftee untill he was nine years of age.  In 1835 he came to Perry Co., IL, when that country was new, and there he engaged in farming, also worked in a carriage shop, making springs and became a very proficient workman.
           In 1846 he married Nancy Ash, her parents having moved from  Luzerne County, PA, to Illinois in pioneer days, when the subject's wife was fourteen years of age.
           John came to Jasper Co., Iowa in 1846 and began life in typical pioner fashion, undergoing the usual hardships and privations, but, nothing daunted, he remained and took part in the work of transformation of the wild prairies to fertile farms.  He died in June 1911, and she followed him in Oct, 1911.  Their residence here thus covered a period of sixty-five years, a remarkable fact.  During this time they became known throughout this part of the country.  They worked hard and in their declining years they had plenty, and, what more to be desired, the good will and friendship of all who knew them, for their lives had been exemplary service to the community.  They were both invalids, but their children took delight in administering to their every want; and they spent their last years serenely, he being in his 95th year and she 87 years."
      ***
      From "Biographical Directory"... pg 1152-1153
      http://surnames.com/kartchner/journal/personal_of_john_c_kartchner.htm

      "The life record of John C. Kartchner, a venerable farmer and honored pioneer of Poweshiek township, Jasper county, Iowa, demonstrates that the road to positions of influence among men, whatever the relation of life may be, is open to all who may possess the courage to read its pathway, besides serving as an incentive to the young of the present generation, teaching by incontrovertible facts that true excellence in any worthy undertaking is ambition's legitimate answer.

      His long and useful life was crowned with much good to himself, his family and his neighbors and the community at large, for he was industrious, honest, broad-minded and kind-hearted, and in the golden evening of his years he could look backward over a well spent career and forward with no apprehension.

      Mr. Kartchner was born November 14, 1816, in Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, the son of Christopher and Prudence (Wilcox) Kartchner, and there he grew to maturity and attended the old-time schools in the brief winter months, assisting his father during the balance of the year, remaining under his parental roof-tree until he was nine years of age.  In 1835 he came to Perry county, Illinois, when that country was new, and there he engaged in farming, also worked in a carriage shop, making springs and became a very proficient workman.

      Mr. Kartchner was married in 1846 to Nancy Ash, daughter of Hiram and Susan (Clingman) Ash, who moved from Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, to Illinois in pioneer days, when the subject's wife was fourteen years of age.

      Mr. Kartchner came to Jasper county, Iowa in 1846 and began life in typical pioneer fashion, undergoing the usual hardships and privations, but nothing daunted, he remained and took part in the work of transformation of the wild prairies to fertile farms.  He and his wife lived continuously in the same farm from 1846 until their deaths.  He died on the 20th of June, 1911, and his wife died October 1, 1911.  Their residence here thus covered a period of sixty-five years, a remarkable fact.  During this time they became well known throughout this part of the county.  They had worked hard and in their declining years they had plenty and, what is more to be desired, the good will and friendship of all who knew them, for their lives had been exemplary in every respect and they had been of great service to the community.

      The following children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Kartchner; Susannah married Joseph Scott and they are both deceased:  Diadama married John Collins and they live in Poweshiek township;  William Henry died when fifteen years of age;  Elizabeth Prudence is at home on the old homestead;  Frank Marion died in 1900, when forty-one years of age; he was never married:  Christopher Columbus, who is yet single, is living in Poweskiek township;  Nathan Oliver is single and living on the old homestead, having bought the same.  John Wesley married Leaty Woodbury and is living on a farm near Colfax.

      John C. Kartchner and his wife were both invalids, but their children took a delight in administering to their every want and they spent their last years serenly, he being in his ninety-fifth year at time of death and she was eighty-seven years old on September 24, 1911.

      This article was sent to Gary Foster by James L. Collins, 3835 Easton Blvd, Des Moines, Iowa 50317 on July 7, 1999.  This article was re-typed from a book "Biographical Directory". [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S2244] Theda Laws or Irene Louise Potter, Personal Genealogical Research, Compiled.

    2. [S1535] Personal knowledge of Clark Timmins, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    3. [S2891] Personal knowledge of Marla Kirby, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE]\..

    4. [S2913] Compiled by Sarah P. Collinwood, The Kartchner Family  (1974, Hiller Bookbinding, Salt Lake City, UT Published by J. Grant Stevenson 230 W. 1230 N. Provo, UT 84601).

    5. [S2897] Church Records  vol 111 9GS SER NO 5232 page 2249.


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