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Monday, February 26, 2007

Rosmer's Pedigree

Rosmer, Kate, and Milton Kerr
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At the age of three, both Rosmer Kerr and the woman who would someday be his wife, Evelyn Hauer, lost their fathers. Rosmer's mother, Katherine Pettis, was also raised by her mother alone after her father Darius abandoned them.

Husband: Milton E. KERR
Born: About 15 Jul 1863 in Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania
Father: Andrew Jackson KERR
Mother: Esther Alice CARROLL
Died: 27 or 28 Sep 1895
Burial: Mercer, Mercer County, Pennsylvania
Other Spouses: Bess K. ZAHNISER

Wife: Katharine E. PETTIS
Born: 02 Oct 1864 in Winona, Winona County, Minnesota
Father: Darius J. PETTIS
Mother: Kate EFFNER
Married: 1890
Died: 11 Jun 1937 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Burial: 14 Jun 1937 in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan


1 Name: Milton E. KERR
Born: 19 May 1891 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Married: 15 Aug 1914 in Lake County, Indiana
Spouse: Marie Clara LETTERER
Died: 3 Apr 1961 in Magnolia Springs, Alabama
Burial: 7 Apr 1961 in Maplewood Cemetery, Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana

2 Name: Rosmer Pettis KERR
Born: 30 Sep 1892 in Mercer, Mercer County, Pennsylvania
Married: 12 Jun 1916 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
Spouse: Evelyn Elvina HAUER
Died: 9 Feb 1969 in Port Huron, St Clair County, Michigan
Burial: 11 Feb 1969 in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan

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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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