Before My Time is about the ancestry and extended family of my four grandparents: John Samuel Krentz (Indiana/North Dakota), Margreta Tjode Hedwig (Gertie) Buss (North Dakota), Rosmer Pettis Kerr (Pennsylvania/Michigan), and Evelyn Elvina Hauer (Michigan). Archives, Labels (tags), and other links appear at the bottom of the page.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Marceline's First Marriage

Rosmer & Evelyn Kerr with Marceline Corneilson and her first husband Vic Lindsay

Marceline and Victor Lindsay were married about December 1926. I believe they were married in Detroit. Based on the photo above, it appears that the attendants at their wedding were Marceline's older sister, Evelyn Kerr, and Evelyn's husband Rosmer. The Lindsay marriage was short-lived, ending in divorce about March 1928. I have no official documentation, just the handwritten notes below, which I found among Evelyn's personal effects. The handwriting is unmistakably hers. A transcription with my interpretive notes follows.


"Mother had sugar di-[abetes] and her leg taken off--stayed in hospital 13 weeks in 1926--came home for Xmas--Marseline married when Mom got home--she was married about 1 yr. 3 mo.--then divorced from Vic Lindsay. Dad took sick after Mom came home--Mars & husband stayed with them--till Dad died in July 1927--he was 69. Mom had a stroke some time in May 1930--Died n June 25, 1930--My wedding anniversary (14 yrs) was June 12--Paul's & Mars " " [meaning unclear, probably wedding anniversary] " [meaning unclear, seems to indicate June 12] (1 yr)-- " [meaning Paul's?] birthday " " [meaning unclear, this also seems to indicate June 12] all in 1930."

These notes were made decades after the actual events. Evelyn wrote several such notes in her later years. I believe she wrote them so the information wouldn't be lost as her memory began to fail.

Mary Kerr, Marceline's niece, with Vic Lindsay

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Our Family in Books: A Bibliography

  • My Ancestors in Books (a library of resources and notes pertaining to Reverend Samuel Stone, Major General Robert Sedgwick, Elder John Crandall, and other early Americans in the forest where my family tree was grown)
  • The Zahnisers: A History of the Family in America by Kate M. Zahniser and Charles Reed Zahniser (Mercer, Pa. 1906)
  • History of St. James Lutheran Church [full title: A little of this and a little of that in the 141 year (1861-2002) History of St. James Lutheran Church, Reynolds Indiana] by Harold B. Dodge, published at Reynolds, Indiana, 2002; 170 pages.
  • Lisbon, North Dakota 1880-2005 Quasuicentennial, published at Lisbon, North Dakota in 2005; 391 pages.
  • The Paschen and Redd Families of Cass County, Indiana by Alfred Paschen, c. 2005 (Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD); 322 pages.
  • Sheldon Community History: Sheldon Centennial 1881-1981, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 1981; 376 pages.
  • Sheldon, North Dakota 1881-2006 - 125th Anniversary: The Queen of the Prairie, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 2006; 498 pages.
  • A Standard History of White County, Indiana, written under the supervision of W.H. Hamelle, c. 1915 (The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York).
  • The Roots of Coventry, Connecticut by Betty Brook Messier and Janet Sutherland Aronson, c. 1987 (Coventry 275th Anniversary Committee, Coventry, CT); 206 pages.
  • "Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants" by John Cortland Crandall; New Woodstock, New York, 1949; 797 pages.
  • "The Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island." Nellie (Willard) Johnson, Pd.B.: H & L Creations, LLC.

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