Adam Zehring

Last updated 21 Nov 2021 in Spear–Johnson Family.

Individual

Born: Bet 2 Jun 1833 and 1 Jun 1834 in , , Ohio, United States

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 42, dwelling 126

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

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 8, dwelling 98

Comment: Source includes name (Adam <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 name (Adam 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 42, dwelling 126

Comment: Source includes age (46) and location (Ohio). Using the official census date of 1 June 1880 gives a birth date range from 2 June 1833 to 1 June 1834.

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 8, dwelling 98

Comment: Source includes age (<conflict>) and location (Ohio). See research notes for conflict details.

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Family

Spouse/Partner: Jane ____ (1839 – ?)

Married: ?

Supporting evidence for:
marriage

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 41,42, dwelling 126

Comment: Source identifies Jane Zehrung as the wife of Adam Zehrung.

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Child: Anna Zehring (? – ?)

Child: <private>

Child: William Zehring (1866 – ?)

Child: Ida B. Zehring (1873 – 1902)

Miscellaneous Facts

Attributes

Occupation: (farmer) 1 Jun 1880

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

Occupation: (farmer) 1 Jan 1885

Residence: 1 Jan 1885 at Richland, 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 42, dwelling 126

Comment: Source includes census date (1 Jun 1880) and occupation (Farming).

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 42, 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 8, dwelling 98

Comment: Source includes date (1 Jan 1885) and occupation (farmer).

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 8, dwelling 98

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

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General Notes and Anecdotes

By 1885, Adam was divorced. [census-us-ia-1885-s1-carroll-richland-220]

Supporting evidence for:
general notes

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 8, dwelling 98

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Research Notes (Conflicts/Spelling/Followup)

CONFLICTS

Birth Date: This database uses between 2 Jun 1833 and 1 Jun 1834. The 1885 census states his age (52) as of his birthday in 1884, giving a birth year of 1832. [census-us-ia-1885-s1-carroll-richland-220]

SPELLING

Surname: This database uses Zehring. The name Zehrung is used in the 1880 and 1885 census. [census-us-1880-ps-ia-tama-320-14, census-us-ia-1885-s1-carroll-richland-220]

FOLLOWUP

Both of Adam's parents were from Pennsylvania. [census-us-1880-ps-ia-tama-320-14]

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.

In Ida (Zehring) Spear's obituary, Ida's mother is identified as Adam's second wife. However, I don't know anything so far of his first marriage. That information may change her children. (Note that the name Zehring looks like Zebring, but this appears to be the fault of the scan, check the 'n' in the same name. [obituary-ida-spear-1902]

A marriage record exists for an Adam Zehring and Ella Kesler, 9 Jan 1885 in Preble County, Ohio. This was found in "Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900" which is probably on Ancestry. However, he is also listed as "D" (presumably for divorced) in the Ancestry.com translation of his 1885 census. Unfortunately, the record image itself is undecipherable. [census-us-ia-1885-s1-carroll-richland-220]

Is there a relationship to Ella Zehring, who married John F. O'Donnell in 1884 in Iowa? (from Peck, J. L. E.. "Past and present of O'Brien and Osceola Counties, Iowa." Indianapolis, Ind.: B.F. Bowen & Co., 1914) In particular, a "Mrs. O'Donnel of Southerland" is mentioned in daughter Ida's obituary as Ida's sister, thus daughter of Adam. [obituary-ida-spear-1902]

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 buried in Coon Rapids Cemetery, Coon Rapids, Iowa. From "Iowa Cemetery Records" which are probably on Ancestry.

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 41, dwelling 126

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 8, dwelling 98

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

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