Ida B. Zehring

Last updated 22 Oct 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: 5 Jan 1873 in , Tama County, Iowa, United States

Died: 3 Mar 1902

Father: Adam Zehring (1833 – ?)

Mother: Jane ____ (1839 – ?)

Supporting evidence for:
name

census-us-1880-ps-ia-tama-320-14: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Tama County, Columbia Township, enumeration district 320, page 14 (form/penned) or 444B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Tama > Columbia > 320" image 14; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 365 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 44, dwelling 126

Comment: Source includes name (Ida B. <spelling>). See research notes for spelling details.

census-us-1900-ps-ia-carroll-50-9b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Carroll County, Union Township, enumeration district 50, sheet 9B (form/penned) or page 173B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Carroll > Union > District 0050" image 18; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240421]

Additional detail for reference: Line 92, dwelling 202

Comment: Source includes [married] name (Ida Spear).

census-us-ia-1885-s1-carroll-richland-220: 1885 Iowa State Census, Carroll County, Richland Township, page 220 (stamped) or 17 (penned); Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 3 Sep 2007) > "1885 > Carroll > Richland" image 1; citing "Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest" [pages appear to have been filmed out-of-order]

Additional detail for reference: Line 10, dwelling 98

Comment: Source includes name (<spelling> <spelling>). See research notes for spelling details.

obituary-ida-spear-1902: Obituary for Ida B. (Zehring) Spear (1902); “Mrs Frank Spear Dead,” unknown newspaper (Iowa), 7 March 1902 (Friday), page unknown, column unknown

Comment: Source includes married name (Ida B. Zehring Spear).

periodical-people-and-events-spear-zehring-1894: “People and Events / <Clerk Kennebeck issued licenses…>,” local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 7 May 2020) > “United States of America > Iowa > Carroll > The Carroll Sentinel > 1894 > 03 > 09” page 12; citing “Carroll Sentinel (Carroll, Iowa), 9 Mar 1894 (Friday), page 12, column 2” [The text is a long sequence of short local news stories. This story notes the issuance of marriage licenses.]

Comment: Source includes name (Ida B. Zehring).

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birth

census-us-1880-ps-ia-tama-320-14: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Tama County, Columbia Township, enumeration district 320, page 14 (form/penned) or 444B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Tama > Columbia > 320" image 14; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 365 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 44, dwelling 126

Comment: Source includes age (7) and location (Iowa). Using the official census date of 1 June 1880 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1872 to 1 June 1873.

census-us-1900-ps-ia-carroll-50-9b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Carroll County, Union Township, enumeration district 50, sheet 9B (form/penned) or page 173B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Carroll > Union > District 0050" image 18; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240421]

Additional detail for reference: Line 92, dwelling 202

Comment: Source includes date ([Jan]/1873), age (27), and location (Iowa). Using her age and the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1872 to 1 June 1873, which encompasses the given date.

census-us-ia-1885-s1-carroll-richland-220: 1885 Iowa State Census, Carroll County, Richland Township, page 220 (stamped) or 17 (penned); Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 3 Sep 2007) > "1885 > Carroll > Richland" image 1; citing "Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest" [pages appear to have been filmed out-of-order]

Additional detail for reference: Line 10, dwelling 98

Comment: Source includes age (11). Age is specified as of birthday in 1884, which gives a birth year of 1873. However, the '1' is somwhat blurred and could be interpretted as '2'.

obituary-ida-spear-1902: Obituary for Ida B. (Zehring) Spear (1902); “Mrs Frank Spear Dead,” unknown newspaper (Iowa), 7 March 1902 (Friday), page unknown, column unknown

Comment: Source includes date (January 5, 1873) and location (Tama county, Ia).

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death

obituary-ida-spear-1902: Obituary for Ida B. (Zehring) Spear (1902); “Mrs Frank Spear Dead,” unknown newspaper (Iowa), 7 March 1902 (Friday), page unknown, column unknown

Comment: Source includes indirect date ([3 Mar 1902]) based on the obituary date of 7 Mar 1902 [a Friday] and the relative day of her passing, "[last] Monday".

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father

census-us-1880-ps-ia-tama-320-14: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Tama County, Columbia Township, enumeration district 320, page 14 (form/penned) or 444B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Tama > Columbia > 320" image 14; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 365 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 44, dwelling 126

Comment: Source identifies Ida B Zehrung as a daughter of Adam Zehrung. The source does not provide sufficient evidence to denote the type of parent/child relationship.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Frank J. Spear (1871 – 1950)

Married: Bet 9 Mar 1894 and 1 Jun 1894

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

census-us-1900-ps-ia-carroll-50-9b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Carroll County, Union Township, enumeration district 50, sheet 9B (form/penned) or page 173B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Carroll > Union > District 0050" image 18; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240421]

Additional detail for reference: Lines 91,92, dwelling 202

Comment: Source identifies Ida Spear as the wife of Frank J. Spear and the number of years married (6) for both. Using the official census date of 1 June 1900 gives a marriage date range from 2 June 1893 to 1 June 1894.

obituary-ida-spear-1902: Obituary for Ida B. (Zehring) Spear (1902); “Mrs Frank Spear Dead,” unknown newspaper (Iowa), 7 March 1902 (Friday), page unknown, column unknown

Comment: Source includes year (1894).

periodical-people-and-events-spear-zehring-1894: “People and Events / <Clerk Kennebeck issued licenses…>,” local news; Newspapers.com (https://www.newspapers.com: accessed 7 May 2020) > “United States of America > Iowa > Carroll > The Carroll Sentinel > 1894 > 03 > 09” page 12; citing “Carroll Sentinel (Carroll, Iowa), 9 Mar 1894 (Friday), page 12, column 2” [The text is a long sequence of short local news stories. This story notes the issuance of marriage licenses.]

Comment: Source notes that Frank Spear and Ida B. Zehring were issued a marriage license on 6 Mar 1894.

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Child: Ralph Spear (1894 – ?)

Child: Carl Spear (1897 – ?)

Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Residence: 1 Jun 1880 at Columbia Township, Tama County, Iowa, United States

Residence: 1 Jan 1885 at Richland, Carroll County, Iowa, United States

Residence: 1 Jun 1900 at Coon Rapids, Carroll County, Iowa, United States

Supporting evidence for:
attributes

census-us-1880-ps-ia-tama-320-14: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Tama County, Columbia Township, enumeration district 320, page 14 (form/penned) or 444B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Tama > Columbia > 320" image 14; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 365 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 44, dwelling 126

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1880) and location (Columbia Township, in the County of Tama, State of Iowa).

census-us-ia-1885-s1-carroll-richland-220: 1885 Iowa State Census, Carroll County, Richland Township, page 220 (stamped) or 17 (penned); Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 3 Sep 2007) > "1885 > Carroll > Richland" image 1; citing "Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest" [pages appear to have been filmed out-of-order]

Additional detail for reference: Line 10, dwelling 98

Comment: Source includes date (1 Jan 1885) and location (Richland, Carroll County, Iowa).

census-us-1900-ps-ia-carroll-50-9b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Carroll County, Union Township, enumeration district 50, sheet 9B (form/penned) or page 173B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Carroll > Union > District 0050" image 18; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240421]

Additional detail for reference: Line 92, dwelling 202

Comment: Source includes census date (1 June 1900) and location (Coon Rapids, County: Carroll, State: Iowa).

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

SPELLING

First Name: This database uses Ida B. The 1885 Iowa Census uses Oda for the first name. [census-us-ia-1885-s1-carroll-richland-220]

Surname: This database uses Zehring. The 1880 U.S. Census and the 1885 Iowa Census use Zehrung. [census-us-1880-ps-ia-tama-320-14, census-us-ia-1885-s1-carroll-richland-220]

FOLLOWUP

In 1900, John and Ida Spear and their children were sharing a home with Alexander and Ella _____ (the surname is hard to read), who had been married less than two years. [census-us-1900-ps-ia-carroll-50-9b]

Ida died in Coon Rapids, Iowa. [research-a-spear-family-history]

On Find A Grave, there is a marker in Coon Rapids Cemetery with the name "IDA" on it, but no other readable text. However, the source note that a cemetery sexton stated that Ida was not buried there. The source author suggests she might instead be buried in Tama County, Iowa, possibly near her father, Adam. [research-conversation-with-<private>-2008]

Supporting evidence for:
research notes

census-us-1880-ps-ia-tama-320-14: 1880 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Tama County, Columbia Township, enumeration district 320, page 14 (form/penned) or 444B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1880 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 12 August 2018) > "Iowa > Tama > Columbia > 320" image 14; citing “Tenth Census of the United States, 1880, NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 365 (of 1454), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.”

Additional detail for reference: Line 44, dwelling 126

census-us-1900-ps-ia-carroll-50-9b: 1900 U.S. Census, population schedule, Iowa, Carroll County, Union Township, enumeration district 50, sheet 9B (form/penned) or page 173B (stamp sequence, not visible on page); 1900 United States Federal Census, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed before 13 August 2018) > "Iowa > Carroll > Union > District 0050" image 18; citing “Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, NARA microfilm publication T623 (1854 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.” [FHL microfilm 1240421]

Additional detail for reference: Line 89-94, dwelling 202

census-us-ia-1885-s1-carroll-richland-220: 1885 Iowa State Census, Carroll County, Richland Township, page 220 (stamped) or 17 (penned); Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925, database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 3 Sep 2007) > "1885 > Carroll > Richland" image 1; citing "Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest" [pages appear to have been filmed out-of-order]

Additional detail for reference: Line 10, dwelling 98

research-a-spear-family-history: <private> Engelmann, A Spear Family History, privately printed 1988, updated 2002, 2005; privately held

research-conversation-with-<private>-2008: Email conversation with <private>, 11 Feb to 30 Mar 2008; privately held

Additional detail for reference: Message #3

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