From B. J. Griswold, THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF FORT WAYNE, INDIANA, and THE STORY OF THE TOWNSHIPS OF ALLEN COUNTY, by Mrs. Samuel R. Taylor, Chicago, Robert O. Law Company, 1917
The WARNER family:
After the CUMMINGS in 1842, came JOSEPH WARNER, who earned his first 40 acres by clearing another 20 acres during his first winter in Perry, a good bargain well fulfilled: and his son SAMUEL, “a born carpenter” who never lacked a job, because of the good quality of his work. He married JULIA A. SPENCER and they reared 7 children to be a credit to their training.
SAMUEL WARNER was a member of the “Regulators”, an organization formed to rid the country of outlaws, as were also DAVID FITCH and MATHIAS FITCH, and JACOB KELL, whose sister was the wife of PHANUEL JACKSON.
From THE VALLEY OF THE UPPER MAUMEE, and ANNALS OF THE TOWNSHIPS, 1887 edition, reprint by Brant and Fuller, Madison, Wisconsin, page 323- 324
JOSEPH WARNER, (deceased), one of the pioneer settlers of Perry township, was born in Adams county, Penn., September 1, 1796. He remained in Pennsylvania until 1831, when he emigrated to Ohio and settled in Richland county. In the fall of 1842 he removed to Indiana. He bargained to clear 20 acres for 40 acres, and completed the work that winter, and settled the next year on the 40 acres. His education was limited, and he had to depend upon his labor for support of his family, and what he made was by honest work and good management. At 25 years of age he was united in marriage with ELIZABETH EBLEY, by whom he had 9 children.
JOHN, died in the service of the Union at Nashville
SAMUEL, JOSEPH, GEORGE, MARY, AMOS, JAMES, ALEXANDER, and SOPHIA.
He and wife were both members of the Catholic church. He served as township treasurer one term, and as supervisor several years during the time of opening new roads. He opened all the roads in his district and proved to be an efficient officer. He resided in Perry township on his original farm until his death, which occurred in 1871. He became a prosperous as well as popular citizen, and at the time of his death, owned 303 acres of valuable land.
SAMUEL WARNER, his eldest son, is a native of Cumberland county, Penn., born November 21, 1824. He came with his parents to Indiana in 1842, and had the usual pioneer experience. After receiving a common school education he worked at the carpenter’s trade about 18 years, and though he never served an apprenticeship at any trade, he became one of the leading carpenters of his day. On June 4, 1849, he was united in marriage with JULIA A., daughter of BENJAMIN and SARAH (ROBINSON) SPENCER. Of their 8 children, 7 are living:
BENJAMIN F., ELIZABETH A., ADDIE, CHARLES H., LOVISA S., WILLIAM M. and JULIA A.
Mrs. Warner was born in Alleghany county, New York, April 7, 1833. She is a member of the Close Communion Baptist church. Mr. Warner is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He was a member of the Regulators. He has a home farm of 131 acres in Perry township, which is well improved, with a two-story dwelling house, and 35 ˝ acres in Cedar Creek township.
THE JOHN A. WARNER HOME on Chapman Road
1850 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN #2781-2793
Joseph Warner 54 M farmer born PA
Elizabeth Warner 48 F born PA
George Warner 32 M laborer born Ohio
James Warner 16 M laborer born Ohio
Amos Warner 13 M born Ohio
Sophia Warner 11 F born Ohio
1850 Census of Perry Township, Allen County, IN #2782-2794
1850 Census of Perry Township, Allen County, IN #2783-2795
Samuel Warner 26 M Farmer born PA
Julia Ann Warner 19 F born NY
1880 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN, page 190 B
Samuel Warner married male, 57 born PA Farmer
Both parents born PA
Julia Ann Warner wife female, 47 born NY Keeps house
Both parents born NY
Benjamin Warner son, single male, 29 born IN Carpenter
Betsey Ann Warner dau, single female, 27 born IN At home
Charles H. Warner son, single male, 23 born IN Carpenter
Vica Warner dau, single female, 20 born IN At home
Martin Warner son, single male, 18 born IN Farm laborer
Julia Warner dau, single .female 9 born IN
1880 Census of Perry Township, Allen County, IN 184 B
Joseph Warner married male, 53 born PA Farmer
Father born MD, Mother born PA
Mary Warner wife female, 35 born IRE Keeps house
Both parents born Ireland
John A. Warner son, single male, 20 born IN At home
Father born PA, Mother born Ireland
Henry Warner son male, 16 born IN At home
Ida Warner daughter female, 14 born IN At home
Lina Jane Warner daughter female, 12 born IN At home
Emma Warner daughter female, 10 born IN At home
William W. Warner son male, 7 born IN
Annie E. Warner daughter female, 5 born IN
1880 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN 184 A
George Warner married male, 51 born PA Farmer
Both parents born PA
Elizabeth Warner wife female, 39 born Baden Keeps house
Both parents born Baden
Wesley Warner son, single male, 20 born IN Farm laborer
Lincoln Warner son male, 15 born IN At school
Catharine Warner daughter female, 13 born IN At school
Mandis Warner son male, 11 born IN At school
Timothy A. Warner son male, 8 born IN
1880 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN 185 D (Salome, wife of John
Warner, who died during the Civil War)
Salome A. Warner widow female, 52 born NY Keeps house
Both parents born NY
Levina Chase mother female, 78 born NY
Both parents born RI
George Warner son, single male, 28 born IL Blacksmith
1880 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN 185 D (John, son of John & Salome)
John Warner married male, 31 born IL Laborer
Father born PA, Mother born NY
Eliza Warner wife female, 29 born Ohio Keeps house
Both parents born PA
Hiram Warner son male, 4 born IN
1880 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN 185D (Salome, dau. John & Salome)
Nathan Myers married male, 32 born Ohio Carpenter
Both parents born PA
Salome Myers wife female, 26 born IL Keeps house
Father born PA, Mother born NY
William Myers son male, 7 born IN
Charles Myers son male, 3 born IN
1880 Census of Eel River Township, Allen Co., IN 180 A
(Rebecca, daughter of John and Salome)
Louis Krugler married male, 28 born Ohio Farmer
Both parents born France
Rebecca Krugler wife female, 26 born IN Keeps house
Both parents born PA (?)
Oran Krugler son male, 3 born IN
Miland Krugler son male, 2 born IN
1880 Census of Cedar Creek Township, Allen Co., IN 198 B
Amos Warner married male, 43 born Ohio Farmer
Both parents born PA
Mary E. Warner wife female, 36 born IN Keeps house
Father born PA, Mother born Ohio
Albert J. Warner son male, 10 born IN At home
1880 Census of Cedar Creek Township, Allen Co., IN 198 A
Alexander Warner married male, 38 born Ohio Farmer
Father born PA
Mariah Warner wife female, 27 born Ohio Keeps house
Both parents born PA
Luvina M. Warner daughter female, 9 born IN
1880 Census of Cedar Creek Township, Allen Co., IN 202 A
James Warner married male, 46 Farmer
Father born Ohio, Mother born PA
Margaret Warner wife female, 35 born FRA Keeps house
Both parents born France
Rosy A. Warner daughter female, 17 born IN
Samuel Warner son male, 15 born IN Farmer
Edward Warner son male, 13 born IN Farmer
Perry Warner son male, 11 born IN Farmer
William Warner son male, 8 born IN
Herbie S. Warner son male, 5 born IN
WARNER BURIALS AT PERRY TOWNSHIP CEMETERY, HUNTERTOWN, IN
WARNER, MOTHER 1833-1910 Samuel
WARNER, ALPHARETA Aug. 11, 1870 8Y 6M 22D
Dau. J. & M.
WARNER, BENJAMIN F. 1850-1933 Maggie & Willard
WARNER, BETSY Jan. 16, 1930 77Y 11M 10D
WARNER, CHARLES H. 1858-1918
WARNER, EMMA 1871-1930
WARNER, GEORGE 1758 MD-Dec. 16, 1842
WARNER, JOSEPH, SR. Sept. 1, 1796 Adams Co., PA-Sept. 25, 1871
WARNER, JOSEPH Oct. 9, 1826-June 7, 1896 wife Mary
WARNER-SNYDER, JULIA 1870-1947 William
WARNER, MAGGIE A. 1862-1927 Benjamin & Willard
WARNER, MARY A. Aug. 15, 1844-Jan. 20, 1930 Joseph
WARNER, REBECCA 1859-1947
WARNER, SAMUEL Jan. 1, 1890 65Y 1M 1 D
WARNER, WILLARD A. Jan. 21, 1937 Ind. Pvt. 159 Depot Brig.
With B. F. & M. A.
WARNER, ANSON E. 1884-1967 Mellie
WARNER, DONALD KERMIT July 30, 1916-Oct. 31, 1943 PFC
WARNER, ERMAN K. 1907-April 1978 Rowene-Mason
WARNER, ESTHER M.
ZEHENDNER 1890-July 10, 1982 Sylvester
WARNER, GEORGE 1851-1923 Josephine
WARNER, JOSEPHINE MARY 1854-1939 George
WARNER, MELLIE E. 1886-1978 Anson
WARNER, MELVIN D. 1900- Alice
RUTHE 1927-Sept. 3, 1957 Foster dau. of Reuben Hand
WARNER BURIALS AT DUTCH RIDGE CEMETERY, ALLEN CO., IN
WARNER, ALICE 1866-1946 Edward and infant
WARNER, CHARLES A. Aug. 21, 1887-Dec. 25, 1933
Illinois Corp. U. S. Army
WARNER, EDWARD 1866-1937 Alice and infant
WARNER, ELIZABETH Dec. 9, 1840 Wife of George
WARNER, FLORENCE 1906- Reed & Sarah
WARNER, GEORGE Dec. 11, 1828-Nov. 28, 1898 Elizabeth
WARNER, INFANT DAU. Aug. 7, 1903 dau. of E. & A.
WARNER, INFANT ROWENE 1912
WARNER, JAMES June 6, 1934-Dec. 17, 1911 Margaret
WARNER, JOHN A. 1860-1934 Julia E.
WARNER, JULIA E. 1860-1949 John A.
WARNER, LINCOLN 1864-1945 Olive
WARNER, LYDA J. Nov. 8, 1872 10Y 1 M 22D
Dau. of G. & E.
WARNER, MAHLON 1885-1952
WARNER, MARGARET Nov. 8, 1844-July 3, 1913 Wife James
WARNER, NORA B. 1880-1974
WARNER, OLIVE M. 1876-1922 Lincoln
WARNER, REED 1905-1942 Florence & Sarah
WARNER-KING, ROSEMARY 1924-1954
WARNER, ROSYAN March 11, 1863-Nov. 17, 1896 33Y 8M 5D
m. B. Trease, Oct. 14, 1882
WARNER, SARAH E. 1873-1925 Reed & Florence
WARNER, TIWILLIA SNYDER 1883-
BURIALS AT LEO CEMETERY, LEO, IN
WARNER, ALEXANDER 1841-1923 Maria
WARNER, HARRIET 1862-Aug. 12, 1933
WARNER-HESS, HELEN F. FOX
WARNER, INFANT Feb. 4, 1908
WARNER, JESSE R. 1889-1918 Helen
WARNER, MARIA 1851-May 21, 1931 Alexander 79Y 9M 3D
WARNER, CELESTA 1889-Aug. 21, 1971 Eli
WARNER, ELI H. 1885-Nov. 7, 1956 Celesta
WARNER, ELSIE L. 1892-April 19, 1971
WARNER, ROGER LYNN July 29, 1953
WARNER, ROXIE M. 1893-April 22, 1973 William
WARNER, SUSAN JEAN Oct. 1, 1970
LEO PIONEERS CELEBRATE THEIR GOLDEN WEDDING
Leo, Ind., January 22 --- Mr. and Mrs. ALEXANDER WARNER, well known residents of Cedar Creek township celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday, January 18.
Those present were the children, grandchildren and brothers of Mrs. Warner, also nephews and nieces of this aged couple.
A delicious dinner was served and a very pleasant time enjoyed by all.
Mr. Warner is the last member of the old Warner family, a pioneer of the community. He moved with his parents from Ohio to Allen county, Indiana, in 1842.
Mrs. Warner, formerly Maria Bender, was also born in Ohio, and moved to Indiana in 1867.
This union was blessed with three children, all of whom survive:
Mrs. L. H. Rinehold
Mrs. Mary Fordyce Kensinger
Miss Daisy Warner
Mr. and Mrs. Warner have spent their entire married life in Perry and Cedar Creek townships. Their present home is in Leo, Indiana
ALEXANDER WARNER AND MARIA BENDER WARNER
WARNER, HISTORICAL AND MEMORIAL NOTES
Historical and Memorial notes of the Warner family:
GEORGE WARNER, our great grandfather was born in the year 1758. He came to Indiana with the Warner family in 1842, and died December 16, 1842 of the same year at the age of 84 years and was laid to rest nearby the pioneer residence at that time, which was a short distance from the Warner homestead. The exact spot of the grave has been lost for many years. His monument is in the Huntertown Cemetery, but the body was never moved to that place.
JOSEPH WARNER, the father of the pioneer family was born in Adams County, Pennsylvania, Sept. 1, 1790, and settled in Allen County in 1842, at the age of 52 years. He lived to enjoy pioneer life for a period of nineteen (29) years and died Sept. 25th, 1871, at the age of 81 years and 24 days. The family consisted of seven sons and two daughters, namely:
JOHN, SAMUEL, JOSEPH, GEORGE, JAMES, AMOS and ALEXANDER
SOPHIA and MARY.
MARY was married to Enoch Garman and became the mother of the Garman family, namely:
JOHN, WILLIAM, GEORGE, ELI, FRANK, MAHLON, JERRY, DELBERT and MARY ANN.
Together with their children and grandchildren compose a great part of the Warner reunion. Of this entire Warner family, only one still survives. That being ALEXANDER, the youngest of the family who is present at this reunion today, whose age is 78 years. We cherish his presence with great pleasure and also to know that with his companion celebrated their Golden anniversary on January 18th, 1920.
May the choicest blessings be upon this reunion as it meets from year to year.
The first annual reunion of the Warner and Garman families was celebrated at the home of JOHN A. WARNER on August 24, 1919. The day was enjoyed by all who were present. A short program was rendered after which officers were elected for the following year as follows:
President - ALLEN G. WARNER
Secretary - MISS DAISY WARNER
Program Manager - LESTER GARMAN
Memorial Committee - JOHN A. WARNER
The reunion decided to hold its next annual meeting at the Tabernacle at the Huntertown Fair Ground on August 29, 1920.
Huntertown, August 29, 1920
In memory of the second annual reunion of the Warner family. We all remember the forenoon of that day was spent in sorrow and sadness in behalf of the funeral of MRS. PERRY MYERS, which was largely attended with much sympathy and sorrow for the father and motherless children who will never know the care and affection of a mother's love, trusting God for His care and keeping and the care of their earthly father, whose responsibility is great. They have passed through one year of this lonely life which is only a beginning of what may follow along life's pathway.
We extend our best wishes and sympathy to this father and children in the name of all who are present at this reunion of the Warner and Garman families.
Up until the morning of July 4th, 1921, I was wondering in my own mind if this year might pass around without any of our number being called to their reward, but on that same day the unexpected message came that JOHN W. GARMEN had very suddenly passed away with scarcely a moment's warning. His absence from this reunion today is one that we greatly realize. Although he is absent today, we can all remember his friendly smile as he always seemed to enjoy the association of meeting in a friendly way with the members of this great family reunion. While he has been the only one called during the last year, we can scarcely expect to be spared so greatly through another year. Therefore let us say as the disciples said when Jesus said to them, one shall betray Me, and they all with one accord said, Is it I? Therefore be ye ready.
Sunday, Sept. 3rd, 1922
The annual Warner and Garman Reunion was held at the Tabernacle and was well attended, there being quite a number present who had never attended any of the reunions before the above date. There being no memorial report as none of the entire number was called to their reward during the year. Not until the 26th day of November did the unwelcome visitor call upon any one of the Warner families related to this reunion.
On Sunday, Nov. 26th, after suffering for several weeks, the Lord called OLLIE to her reward and took away her pain and suffering. She was very much needed by the family and was greatly missed in the home and in the neighborhood, as her life was very quiet and peaceable and she was a friend to all who became acquainted with her. The members of the immediate family are husband and son, REED, and daughters, JELLA (ZELLA) and little son, HARRY, who will always have a faint recollection of mother, on account of being in the tender years of childhood, and will have to battle life through with the help of the father and without the tender care and guidance of a mother's love for their children.
Memories of her are very dear
because she was a friend so near,
but after all she had to go
because the Lord would have it so,
we would not wish her back again
where there is suffering and pain.
The Lord has taken it all away
and given her a sweet and perfect day.
During the past year the unwelcome visitor has called upon the members of the Warner family at least three times and taken three of its numbers to their reward. Of this number two were least expected while that of our aged uncle ALEXANDER, was prolonged more than could be expected. ALEXANDER WARNER, the youngest son of JOSEPH and ELIZABETH WARNER was born in Richland County, Ohio, on Christmas, December 25, 1841.
When about one year of age he moved with his parents and family to Perry Township, Allen County. As a youth, he attended the public school until about eighteen years of age. He was always interested in books and was always ready to take an active part in the old time Spelling School. He also enjoyed outdoor sports such as roaming through the forests in search of wild game, fishing and swimming.
After leaving school he spent part of his time in farming and also learned the blacksmith trade which he followed for many years. In 1870 he was united in marriage to MARIA BENDER of Cedar Creek Township. To this union three daughters were born:
MRS. L. H. RINEHOLD
MRS. FORDYS HENSINGER
MISS DAISY WARNER
in Cedar Creek Township, where the greatest part of his life was spent. In the fall of 1913 he purchased a home in Leo, where he spent the remainder of his life. Mr. Warner was of a deeply religious nature, always upholding that which was right. In his younger years he became a member of the Lutheran Church and in later years attended the Saints Church at Brush College. As he grew older, he spent much of his time in reading the Bible. He seemed to have no fear and always said he was ready to leave this life whenever the call came and he endured his long illness very patiently and on the evening of April 17th, he passed peacefully away at the age of 81 years, 3 months, 22 days.
On the 13th day of July, 1923 came the sudden and unexpected departure of our cousin, GEORGE W. WARNER. His parents were JOHN and SALOMIE WARNER. He was born in Stark County, Illinois, January 28th, 1851 and departed this life, July 13th, 1923 at the age of 72 years, 5 months and 15 days. He was united in marriage to JOSEPHINE PIQUINOT, March 17th, 1882. To this union were born three daughters, namely, CLARA and ELSIE and one who preceded him many years ago, and one grandson LOHMAN A. REED and two sisters, SALOMIE and REBECCA and Mrs. Warner. Besides there are many other friends and relatives who will feel the absence of one of Allen County's oldest and most respected pioneer residents. He was very ingenious both as a blacksmith and carpenter and studied out several inventions and was interested in music and entertainments and delighted in hunting wild game and was very sociable in a friendly way.
(this apparently ends his writing of the reunion news and he or she goes on with a daily diary)
1. Husked corn.
2. Went to S.S. and Auburn to Wyatts.
3. Husked corn. Anson sowed the wheat.
4. Rained all day. Tinkered in shop.
5. Husked corn and mowed lawn.
6. Husked corn and mowed lawn.
7. Husked corn and chored.
8. Picked apples all day. Over 50 bushels.
9. Went to S. School. Charles's were here.
10. Rained all day. Helped wash.
11. Chored and picked apples.
12. Cleaned chicken house and beans.
13. Helped husk corn and haul corn.
14. Helped husk corn and draw corn.
15. Hulled walnuts.
16. Went to S.S. and Aunt Tilley's.
17. Sorted apples all day. Rainy.
18. Husked and drawed corn. Damp day.
19. Worked at corn.
20. Worked in garden.
21. Chored around the home.
22. Worked at corn and walnuts.
23. Went to S.S. and church.
24. Husked corn and Salome's funeral.
26. Husked corn and made saw__________?
27. Husked corn.
28. Husked corn.
29. Helped draw corn. Very windy.
30. Went to S.S. and church in evening.
31. Oberholtzers were all day. Rained all day.
3. Husked corn.
4. Husked corn.
5. Husked corn. Charlie's came.
6. Stayed at home all day.
7. Helped wash. Rained all day.
8. Went to election and shredded corn.
9. First snow and rained all day.
10. Stayed about the house
11. Sorted Beans.
12. Stayed about the house.
13. Chored about and stayed at home.
14. Helped wash and chored.
15. Fine day, some rain
16. Wonderful snow drifts. Roads impassable.
17. Stayed in the house.
18. Sorted beans.
19. Sorted beans.
20. Stayed at home.
21. Shelled pop corn.
21. Shelled pop corn. Real _______?
23. Stayed about the house.
24. Helped at the corn.
25. Chored about the house.
26. Helped some
28. the corn.
29. Fine weather.
30. But cold.
2. Shred corn.
3. Helped draw up corn and _______ shredder
4. Stayed at home. Stormy and snow.
9. Stayed in
10. the house. Cold.
11. Went to doctor and Sylvester's for dinner. Snow.
12. Helped wash.
13. Stayed in the house. Very cold.
14. Stayed in the house all day.
15. Cleaned stove and changed. Very cold.
16. Real ideal winter weather.
17. Stayed in the house all day.
18. Real winter with snow.
24. Stayed in the house.
25. Charlies's were here. Fine Christmas.
1. Cold but beautiful with a little snow with very little change
to with the weather
20. with scarcely at freezing temperatures.
Rowley's barn burned.
21. Went to Fort Wayne, Huntertown. Warm.
(This seems to be all that is recorded in this composition book. Find no name as to the author, but is it possible that since it was recording the reunions that it might be Daisy Warner, who was made secretary at that first reunion? )