THE WATERS FAMILY

 JOHN WATERS, an early settler in Washington Township, was born in Pennsylvania, September 23, 1818.   His parents, ELIAS and MARY (CLAPPER) WATERS, were natives of Pennsylvania.   They removed to Allen County and settled in Washington Township in 1834, coming here from Ohio where the family has resided for several years, having emigrated there from Pennsylvania in 1820.   In 1833, the year before the coming of the family, the father came here and secured a home.   He died in Allen county, and the mother also.

JOHN WATERS is the oldest of four children living, of these parents.   Beginning with the coming of his parents, Mr. Waters has been a resident of Washington Township ever since, and his many years here, and his numerous estimable traits of character, have made him a host of friends.    He has prospered in financial matters, and now has a beautiful farm, substantially improved, and altogether owns 505 acres of valuable land.   He cast his first presidential vote for William Henry Harrison, and since the organization of the Republican party, has affiliated with it.   Mr. Waters was married in 1845 to SARAH ANN ERVIN, a native of Pennsylvania.   She died April 20, 1886.   Five children were born to this union:

            MARY L.

            ELIAS A.

            JOHN S.

            SARAH A.

            JAMES W.

 By the marriages of these children, Mr. Waters has twenty-four grandchildren.  

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WATERS BURIAL RECORDS

 

Hatfield Cemetery, Washington Twp., Allen Co., IN

Name

Birth

Death

Information

Elias A. Waters

 

 

Patron:  Assessed June 10, 1905

Waters, Infant dau.

 

1877

E.A. and M.

 

Waters Cemetery, Washington Twp., Sec. 12 

Elias Waters

May 22, 1797

February 20, 1855

 

Rebecca Waters

 

December 7, 1850

1 yr, 8 mos, 12 days   dau of Simon and Christena

Waters, child of

 

August 10, 1887

7 days, John P., Peltier records

John W. Keck

 

September 14, 1875

7 yrs (Peltier Rec.)

 

Perry Township Cemetery, Huntertown, Allen Co., IN             Old Section

Name

Birth

Death

Information

Arthur E. Waters

1878

1965

 

Chester A. Waters

October 30, 1903

April 1, 1904

 

Elias Allen Waters

1850

1916

Wife, Mary

Emmet E. Waters

July 13, 1902

January 17, 1903

 

Hazel V. Waters

February 14, 1905

March 4, 1905

 

Inez Waters

1890

1909

Lot 156A

Lydia E. Waters, Anderson, Kelley

1880

1970

Wm. Anderson

Mary A. Waters-Badiac

1855

1943

Wife of Charles Badiac

Mary Sabina Cook Waters

December 16, 1852 Washington Twp.  

April 5, 1926

Wife of Elias Waters (Klaehn Rec.)

Nellie F. Waters

1880

1966

Arthur E.

Sarah A. Waters-Cook

1855

1928

Wife of Wm. Cook

Virgil Waters

1888

1956

 

 

Perry Township Cemetery, Huntertown, Allen Co., IN             New Section

Albert L. Waters

1875

1936

Lot 126 B

Grace M. Waters

January 2, 1880 in Washington Twp.

July 14, 1949

Klaehn records

Lot 68 B

Estella I. Waters

1886

1977

Lot 68 B

Garrett I. Waters

1897

1976

Lot 68 B

Grace L. Waters

1899

 

Lot 68 B

Holice A. Waters

1904

 

Wife of Louis, Lot 79B

J. Wesley Waters

June 16, 1859, Allen Co., IN

March 1, 1929

Chalfant records, Lot 16B

John L. Waters

 

December 15, 1963

Julia

Kenneth Allen Waters

April 16, 1918

July 5, 1931

Son of G.I. and G.L.   Lot 68 B

Louis Waters

1886

1939

Ind Private, 108 Engrs, 33 Div.   Brotherhood of RR trainmen #762

Orville M. Waters

 

 

Lot owner from Grace and Estella, Lot 83 B

Roy E. Waters

 

 

Lot owner, Catherine Housel, Lot 119 B

 

Union Chapel Church Cemetery, Perry Twp., Allen Co., IN

            Corner of Coldwater Rd and Union Chapel Rd

Name

Birth

Death

Information

John Waters

 

January 19, 1895

75 yrs, 3 mos, 26 days, wife Sarah A., father

Sarah Ann Waters

 

April 20, 1886

67 yrs, 4 mos, 25 days, wife of J., mother

Mary Malena Keck

June 16, 1848

June 9, 1912

63 yrs, 11 mos, 21 d

William H. Keck

August 14, 1845

October 23, 1912

68 yrs, 2 mos, 10 d

 

Leo  Cemetery, Leo, Cedar Creek Township, Allen Co., IN      (Old Section)

Name

Birth

Death

Information

Christena Watters

 

November 10, 1883

59 yrs, 7 mos, 9 days wife of Simon

Christopher Watters

 

April 28, 1887

29 yrs, 2 mos, 27 d

Elmira Watters

 

October 12, 1891

41 yrs, 18 days, dau of S. & C.

Manervy E. Watters

March 3, 1860

September 15, 1860

 

Rebecca E. Watters

April 3, 1849

December 27, 1850

 

Simon Watters

 

August 19, 1876

59 yrs, 5 mos, 14 d  wife, Christena

 

WATERS FAMILY CENSUS

 

1840 Census of Washington Twp., Allen Co., IN

Elias Waters  

1 male under 5

1836 - 1840

1 male 5 thru 9

1831 - 1835

1 male 15 thru 19

1821 - 1825

1 male 20 thru 29

1811 - 1820

1 male 40 thru 49

1791 - 1800

1 female under 5

1836 - 1840

1 female 10 thru 14

1826 - 1830

1 female 15 thru 19

1821 - 1825

1 female 30 thru 39

1801 - 1810

 

 1850 Census of Washington Twp., Allen Co., IN

Elias Waters

54 male

Born PA

Abt 1796

Farmer

Ann Waters

15 female

Born IN

Abt 1835

 

Stephen Waters

16 male

Born OH

Abt 1834

 

James Waters

12 male

Born IN

Abt 1838

 

Oliver P. Waters

10 male

Born IN

Abt 1840

 

John Waters

17 male

Born NY

Abt 1833

 

 

 1850 Census of Washington Twp., Allen Co., IN

John Waters

32 male

Born PA

Abt 1818

Farmer

Sarah A. Waters

32 female

Born PA

Abt 1818

Cannot read or write

Mary Waters

2 female

Born IN

Abt 1848

 

Elias A. Waters

1 month, male

Born IN

Abt 1850 

 

Jeremiah Irvin

15 male

Born IN

Abt 1835

Attended school

John Irvin

11 male

Born IN

Abt 1839

Attended school

 

 1850 Census of Washington Twp., Allen Co., IN

Simon Waters

32 male

Born PA

Abt 1818

Farmer

Christina Waters

26 female

Born PA

Abt 1824

 

Elizabeth Waters

1 female

Born IN

Abt 1849

 

 

 1850 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN

Samuel Bowser

28  male

Born OH

Abt 1822

Farmer

Jane Bowser

26 female

Born OH

Abt 1824

 

Mary A. Bowser

5 female

Born IN

Abt 1845

 

Sarah Bowser

3 female

Born IN

Abt 1847

 

Sophia Bowser

1 female

Born IN

Abt 1849

 

 

 1850 Census of Washington Twp., Allen Co., IN

George Waters

25 male

Born OH

Abt 1825

Farmer

Sarah Ann Waters

22 female

Born PA

Abt 1828

 

Joseph Waters

3 male

Born IN

Abt 1847

 

Mary Waters

1 female

Born IN

Abt 1849

 

 

 1860 Census of Washington Twp., Allen Co., IN

John Waters

41 male

Born OH

Abt 1819

Farmer

Sarah A. Waters

41 female

Born OH

Abt 1819

 

Mariolana Waters

12 female

Born IN

Abt 1848

 

Elias A. Waters

10 male

Born IN

Abt 1850 

 

John Waters

7 male

Born IN

Abt 1853

 

Sarah A. Waters

5 female

Born IN

Abt 1855

 

James W. Waters

11 months male

Born IN

Abt 1859

 

Eliza D. Harriss

32 female

Born OH

Abt 1828

 

Martha A. Harriss

6 female

Born IN

Abt 1854

 

Mahala Harriss

9 female

Born IN

Abt 1851

 

John Bowser

16 male

Born IN

Abt 1844

Laborer

 

 1860 Census of St. Joseph Twp., Allen Co., IN

Simon Waters

43 male

Born PA

Abt 1817

Farmer

Christina Waters

36 female

Born PA

Abt 1824

 

Almyra Waters

9 female

Born IN

Abt 1851

 

Mary Waters

7 female

Born IN

Abt 1853

 

Peter Waters

6 male

Born IN

Abt 1854

 

John Waters

4 male

Born IN

Abt 1866

 

Christopher Waters

2 male

Born IN

Abt 1868

 

Minerva Waters

4 months

Born IN

Abt 1870

 

John Waters

25 male

Born NY

Abt 1835

Laborer

Philip Maines

23 male

Born PA

Abt 1837

Laborer

 

 1860 Census of Washington Twp., Allen Co., IN

George Waters

35 male

Born OH

Abt 1825

Farmer

Sarah A. Waters

30 female

Born PA

Abt 1830

 

Mary C. Waters

10 female

Born IN

Abt 1850

 

George V. Waters

6 male

Born IN

Abt 1854

 

Sarah J. Waters

3 female

Born IN

Abt 1857

 

Minerva Waters

2 female

Born IN

Abt 1858

 

 

 1860 Census of Washington Twp., Allen Co., IN

Mary Waters

60 female

Born PA

Abt 1800

 

James Waters

23 male

Born OH

Abt 1837

 

Oliver P. Waters

19 male

Born IN

Abt 1841

 

Margaret A. Beavers

15 female

Born IN

Abt 1845

 

Nathan Beavers

13 male

Born IN

Abt 1847

Farmer

Margaret and Nathan are grandchildren.

 

1860 Census of Washington Twp., Allen Co., IN

Stephen Waters

27 male

Born OH

Abt 1833

Farmer

Margaret Waters

21 female

Born OH

Abt 1839

 

Mary Waters

4 female

Born IN

Abt 1856

 

James Ira Waters

2 male

Born IN

Abt 1858

 

Margaret E. Waters

7 months

Born IN

Abt 1859

 

 

 1870 Census of Washington Twp., Allen Co., IN

Stephen Waters

38 male

Born OH  

Abt 1832

Farmer

Louisa Waters

25 female

Born OH  

Abt 1845

Keeps house

Mary Waters

15 female

Born IN

Abt 1855

At home

James Waters

12 male

Born IN

Abt 1858

 

Ellen Waters

10 female

Born IN

Abt 1860

 

Rebecca Waters

9 female

Born IN

Abt 1861

 

Jahue Waters

4 male

Born IN  

Abt 1866

 

Wilson Waters

3 male

Born IN

Abt 1867

 

Elias Waters

4 months

Born IN

Abt 1869

 

 

The above family was living by Oliver Waters 

Oliver Waters

29 male

Born IN

Abt 1841

Farmer

Eliza Waters

18 female

Born IN  

Abt 1852 

Keeps house

Margaret Waters

 3 female

Born IN

Abt 1867

 

James Waters

2 male

Born IN

Abt 1868

 

Conrad Fenker

20 male

Born IN

Abt 1850

Works on farm

 

And also a family of James Waters

 

James Waters

33 male

Born IN

Abt 1837

farmer

Julia A. Waters

22 female

Born OH

Abt 1848 

Keeps house

Isabel Waters

5 female

Born IN

Abt 1865

 

 

 1870 Census of Washington Twp., Allen Co., IN

John Watters

51 male

Born OH

Abt 1819

Farmer

Sarah A. Watters

50 female

Born PA

Abt 1829

 

Elias Watters

20 male

Born IN

Abt 1850

Works on farm

John Watters

18 male

Born IN

Abt 1852

 

Sarah A. Watters

15 female

Born IN

Abt 1855

 

Wesley Watters

11 male

Born IN

Abt 1859

 

 

 1870 Census of Washington Twp., Allen Co., IN

G. W. Watters

45 male

Born OH

Abt 1825

Farmer

Sarah A. Watters

39 female

Born PA

Abt 1831

 

Minerva Watters

13 female

Born IN

Abt 1857

 

Lelia Watters

9 female

Born IN

Abt 1861

 

Margaret Watters

7 female

Born IN

Abt 1863

 

Ida Watters

5 female

Born IN

Abt 1865

 

Willie Watters

9 months, male

Born IN

Abt 1869

 

 

 1880 Census of Washington Twp., Allen Co., IN

John Watters

61 male

Born

Abt 1819

Head, married

 

Father b. PA

Mother b. PA

 

Farmer

Sarah A. Watters

60 female

Born PA

Abt 1820

Wife, keeping house

 

Father b. PA

Mother b. PA

 

 

John Watters

26 male

Born IN

Abt 1854

Farmer

Wesly Watters

21 male

Born IN

Abt 1859

Farmer

Emy Sherus

20 female

Born OH

Abt 1860

Servant

 

 1880 Census of Washington Twp., Allen Co., IN

Stephen Waters

47 male

Born OH

Abt 1833

Head, married

 

Father b. PA

Mother b. PA

 

Farmer

Elizabeth Waters

30 female

Born IN

Abt 1850

Wife, keeping house

 

Father b. PA

Mother b. PA

 

 

Rebecca Waters

19 female

Born IN

Abt 1861

Daughter

 

Father b. OH

Mother b. PA

 

 

Codelia Waters

16 female

Born IN

Abt 1864

Daughter

 

Father b. OH

Mother b. PA

 

 

John Waters

15 male

Born IN

Abt 1865

Son

 

Father b. OH

Mother b. PA

 

 

William Waters

13 male

Born IN

Abt 1867

Son

 

Father b. OH

Mother b. IN

 

 

Edward Waters

11 male

Born IN

Abt 1869

Son

 

Father b. OH

Mother b. IN

 

 

Joseph Waters

9 male

Born IN

Abt 1871

Son

 

Father b. OH

Mother b. IN

 

 

Margret Waters

4 female

Born IN

Abt 1876

Daughter

 

Father b. OH

Mother b. IN

 

 

Charles Waters

1 male

Born IN

Abt 1879

Son

 

Father b. OH

Mother b. IN

 

 

 

 1880 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN

James Waters

42 male

Born IN

Abt 1838

Head, married

 

Father b. IN

Mother b. IN

 

 

Julia Waters

34 female

Born OH

Abt 1846

Wife

 

Father b. VA

Mother b. OH

 

Keeping house

Isabel Waters

15 female

Born IN

Abt 1865

Daughter

Ellnora Waters

8 female

Born IN

Abt 1872

Daughter

Silas Waters

1 mo, born May

Born IN

Abt 1880

Son

 

 1880 Census of Washington Twp., Allen Co., IN

Oliver P. Watters

39 male

Born IN

Abt 1841

Head, married

 

Father b. PA

Mother b. PA

 

Farmer

Eliza Watters

38 female

Born

Abt 1852

Wife, keeps house

Margret A. Watters

13 female

Born IN

Abt 1867

Daughter

James O. Watters

12 male

Born IN

Abt 1868

Son

Clara F. Watters

9 female

Born IN

Abt 1871

Daughter

Charles R. Watters

7 male

Born IN

Abt 1873

Son

Franklin H. Watters

6 male

Born IN

Abt 1874

Son

Daniel M. Watters

3 male

Born IN

Abt 1877

Son

Peter Watters

5 mos

Born IN

Abt 1879

Son

 

 1900 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN

Arthur Waters

21 male

Born IN

Sept 1878

Head, married

 

Father b. IN

Mother b. IN

 

0 years

Nellie F. Waters

19 female

Born IN

 

Wife

 

 1910 Census of Van Buren, Lagrange, IN

Elias Waters

60 male

Born OH

Abt 1850

Farmer

 

Father b. OH

Mother b. OH

 

 

Ellen Waters

47 female

Born IN

Abt 1863

Wife

 

Father b. OH

Mother b. OH

 

 

Ivin Chebro

19 male

Born IN

Abt 1891 

Stepson, single, labor on farm

 

 1910 Census of Washington Twp., Allen Co., IN

Elias A. Waters

59 male

Born IN

Abt 1851

Head, married

 

Father b. PA

Mother b. PA

 

38 yrs

Mary N. Waters

57 female

 

Abt 1853

Wife, 38 yrs, 10 child., 9 living  

 

Father b. NY

Mother b. PA

 

 

Grace M. Waters

30 female

Born IN

Abt 1880

Daughter, single

Ada P. Waters

25 female

Born IN

Abt 1885

Daughter

Estella I. Waters

23 female

Born IN

Abt 1887

Dau, teacher, common school

Virgil A. Waters

22 male

Born IN

Abt 1888

Farmer, widowed son 

Ruth I. Waters

17 female

Born IN

Abt 1893

Daughter

Garrett I. Waters

13 male

Born IN

Abt 1897

Son

 

 1910 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN

Arthur E. Waters

31 male

Born IN

Abt 1879

Farmer, married 10 yrs

 

Father b. IN

Mother b. IN

 

 

Nellie F. Waters

29 female

Born IN

Abt 1881

Wife, married 10 yrs

 

Father b. IN

Mother b. IN

 

2 living children

Arthur M. Waters

9 male

Born IN

Abt 1901

Son

Roy E. Waters

4 male

Born IN

Abt 1906

Son

Grover C. Otto

25 male

Born OH

Abt 1885

Hired hand

 

Father b. OH

Mother b. OH

 

 

 

 1920 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN

Arthur Waters

40 male

Born IN

Abt 1880

Farmer, head

 

Father b. IN

Mother b. IN

 

Owns home

Nellie F. Waters

39 female

Born IN

Abt 1879

Wife

Arthur Waters

19 male

Born IN

Abt 1901

Son

Roy Waters

14 male

Born IN

Abt 1906

Son

 

 1920 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN

Virgil Waters

31 male

Born IN

Abt 1889

Farmer

 

Father b. IN

Mother b. IN

 

 

Stella E. Waters

27 female

Born IN

Abt 1893

Wife

Elias W. Waters

2 yrs. 6 mos

Born IN

Abt 1917

Son

Russell Waters

11 months

Born IN

Abt 1919

Son

 

 1930 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN

Arthur E. Waters

51 male

Born IN

Abt 1879

Farmer, head married age 21

 

Father b. IN

Mother b. IN

 

 

Nellie F. Waters

49 female

Born IN

Abt 1881

Wife, married at age 19

Roy E. Waters

24 male

Born IN

Abt 1906

Son, married at age 19

Mary C. Waters

25 female

Born IN

Abt 1905

Dau-in-law married at 20

Wayne A. Waters

1 year, 6 months

Born IN

Abt 1928

Grandson

 

 1930 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN

Virgil A. Waters

41 male

Born IN

Abt 1889

Farmer

 

Father b. IN

Mother b. IN

 

 

Stella E. Waters

37 female

Born IN

Abt 1893

Wife

Elias W. Waters

12 male

Born IN

Abt 1918

Son

Russell B. Waters

11 male

Born IN

Abt 1919

Son

Warren E. Waters

9 male

Born IN

Abt 1921

Son

Irene E. Waters

6 female

Born IN

Abt 1924

Daughter

 

  1930 Census of Fort Wayne, Allen County, IN

Stephen Waters

32 male

Born IN

Abt 1898

Mechanic, Pump Factory

 

Father b. IN

Mother b. IN

 

 

Rose M. Waters

30 female

Born IN

Abt 1900

 

Calvin Waters

9 male

Born IN

Abt 1921

 

Maxine Waters

7 female

Born IN

Abt 1923

 

Betty J. Waters

5 female

Born IN

Abt 1925

 

Patricia Waters

4 yrs, 2 months

Born IN

Abt 1926

 

Stephen Waters

3 male

Born IN

Abt 1927

 

Rose A. Waters

8 months

Born IN

Abt 1929

 

Robert J. Waters

25 male

Born IN

Abt 1905

Bro., Merchant Pump Factory  

Martha A. Waters

58 female

Born IN

Abt 1872

Mother, maid

 

Father b. IN

Mother b. OH

 

 

William Vaughn

43 male

Born IN

Abt 1887

Lodger, Produce Agent  

 

 1930 Census of Perry Township, Allen Co., IN

Edward B. Wells

62 male

Born IN

Abt 1868

 Head, farmer  

 

Father b. OH

Mother b. PA

 

 

Martha A. Wells

56 female

 Born IN

Abt 1874

Wife

 

Father b. IN

Mother b. IN

 

 

Emma G. Wells

13 female

Born IN

Abt 1917

Gr daughter

Martha A. Wells

9 female

Born IN

Abt 1921

Gr daughter

Clara M. Wells

6 female

Born IN 

Abt 1924

Gr daughter

Frank P. Knea

24 male

Born PA

Abt 1906

Lodger

 

Father b. Irish free state

Mother b. PA

 

 

 

OBITUARIES

ELIAS ALLEN WATERS

 WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP FARMER PASSES AWAY. Elias Allen Waters died at his home at age of Sixty six years. The Weekly Sentinal (Fort Wayne, Ind) Nov 22, 1916. Elias Allen Waters, a life long resident of Washington Township, died at 12:10 o'clock Thursday Nov 16, 1916 morning at his home seven miles north of the city at the age of 66 years and five months. Death was due to complication of diseases and followed an illness of several months. Mr. Waters was born in Washington Township just a mile from the place where he passed away. He had resided on the same farm for the past thirty-seven years. He was united in marriage to Mrs. Mary Cook in 1872 who survives him, as do nine children-Mrs. Edward H. Wells of Huntertown; Albert, at home; Arthur, of Perry township; Grace at home; Mrs. Clarence Goheen of Lake township; Estella, Virgil A. Ruth and Garrett, all at home. There are also fourteen grandchildren; two brothers, John S. of Washington township, and Wesley of Fort Wayne, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Cook. One daughter preceded him in death. Mr. Waters is at rest in the Huntertown Cemetery. Rev. J. R. Stelle Officiated.

 

 WATERS ROY E.

 ROY E. WATERS, 85, of Fort Wayne died yesterday in Byron Health Center.   The Fort Wayne native was a retired farmer, widower of MARY C. who died in 1989 and a member of Union Chapel Church of United Brethren in Christ.

 Surviving are a son:

            WAYNE WATERS of Fort Wayne

Three grandchildren

Two great-grandchildren

 Services are 3 p.m. tomorrow in D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, where calling is 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.   Burial will be in Huntertown Cemetery.

 Handwritten date of January 3, 1992.

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