Adam Zehring

(aka) Adam Zehrung

Individual

Born: Abt 1834 in Ohio, USA

Died: ? in (unknown)

Father: ?

Mother: ?

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Jane ? (c. 1840 – ?)

Married: ? in (unknown)

Child: Anna Zehring (? – ?)

Child: William Zehring (c. 1867 – ?)

Child: Ida B. Zehring (1873 – 1902)

Notes:

Both of Adam's parents were from Pennsylvania. [1880 U.S. Census]

By 1885, Adam was divorced, presumably from Jane though this is not yet known. [1885 Iowa State Census]

Change Date

This data was last changed on 3 Sep 2007, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

1880 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to alias, birth, notes]
1885 Iowa State Census
[applies to name, birth, notes]
1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to birth]
Obituary (Ida B. Zehring Spear; "Mrs. Frank Spear")
<unknown paper>; Iowa, USA; 7 Mar 1902; page ? [applies to name]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

There is an 1856 Iowa State Census record for an Adam Zehrung (b. abt 1835) in Tama County, Iowa. Next to his entry is one for Darkess Zehrung (female, b. abt 1839). Siblings? No other Zehrungs were listed, were their parents dead?

Though it doesn't fit the birth date (being off by 10 years) for this Adam, a Civil War service record exists for an Adam Zehrung, residing in Tama County, Iowa, serving the Union side for Iowa. Record: Enlisted as a Private on 23 May 1864 at the age of 18. Enlisted in Company K, 47th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 4 Jun 1864. Mustered Out Company K, 47th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 28 Sep 1864 at Davenport, IA.

A marriage record exists for an Adam Zehring and Ella Kesler, 9 Jan 1885 in Preble County, Ohio. [Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900]

Is there a relationship to Ella Zehring, who married John F. O'Donnell in 1884 in Iowa? She isn't mentioned in the 1880 U.S. Census, as a daughter of Adam. [Peck, J. L. E.. "Past and present of O'Brien and Osceola Counties, Iowa." Indianapolis, Ind.: B.F. Bowen & Co., 1914.]

A "Mrs. O'Donnel of Southerland" is mentioned in daughter Ida's obituary as Ida's sister, thus daughter of Adam.

The children of Ella and John were Agnes (died b. 1914), Walter, Ruby (both moved to Colorado), Ella (married Mr. Wilerson, living in Gaza, Iowa in 1914), Earl, Murl, and Iva (all three still living at home in 1914).

There is an 1895 Iowa State Census record for an Adam Zehring, age 60, born in Ohio, and living in Richland, Carroll County, Iowa.

He may have died 15 Jan 1910 and was buried in Coon Rapids Cemetary, Coon Rapids, Iowa. [Iowa Cemetary Records]