Emma Jane Weant

Female 1850 - 1926  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name Emma Jane Weant  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born Apr 1850  Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Census 16 Jun 1880  Mount Joy Twp., Adams Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 15 Jun 1900  Penn Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    • Household Family Number Surname Given Name Relationship Race Gender Birth Date Age Marital Status Years Married Marriage Year Birthplace Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace Immigration Year Residence
      240 242 Keefer Hezekiah Head White Male Sep 1845 54 Married 32 1868 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
      240 242 Keefer Emma Wife White Female Apr 1850 50 Married 32 1868 Maryland Maryland Maryland
    Died 18 Apr 1926  Harney, Carroll Co., Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Obituary 19 Apr 1926  Gettysburg, Adams Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • OLD WOMAN ENDS
      LIFE IN A CREEK
      Rope Tied to Her Ankle and
      Tree to Keep Body From
      Floating.
      Mrs. Emma Keefer, aged 75, who
      for the past ten months had been living
      with Mr. and Mrs. Truman Bow-
      ers, near Harney, Md., ended her life
      by drowning Sunday afternoon in a
      creek about 200 yards fiom the home.
      When Mr. and Mrs. Bowers went to
      church Sunday morning they left Mrs.
      Keefer writing at a desk. She was
      gone when they returned, and, thinking
      she was visiting a neighbor, they
      paid no attention to her absence un-
      til Mr. Bowers discovered a note she
      had left saying she had-walked to the
      creek.
      A search was made and her body
      was found lying in several feet of wa-
      ter, face down, and with a rope tied
      to her ankle and to a tree, obviously
      to keep her body from floating away.
      Dr. C. M. Bcnner, of Taneytown,
      pronounced her dead. State's Attorney
      Theodore F. Brown and Sheriff Phillipps
      decided an inquest was unneces-
      sary. She leaves a son, Elmer
      Keefer, of Toledo, Ohio. She left a
      letter addressed to John Krebbs of
      Hanover, asking him to make arrangements
      for her funeral.
    Age ~ 76 years 
    Buried Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, York Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I1211  Reindollar
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2011 

    Family Hezekiah Keefer,   b. Cal 31 Aug 1845, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1906, Grangeville, York Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 28 Aug 1867  [2
    Children 
     1. Lillie May Keefer,   b. 31 Jan 1868,   d. 7 Apr 1878  (Age 10 years)
     2. Elmer Keefer,   b. Abt 1869, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Cora V. Keefer,   b. 4 Dec 1871,   d. 8 Dec 1871  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jan 2011 
    Family ID F425  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Apr 1850 - Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 16 Jun 1880 - Mount Joy Twp., Adams Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 15 Jun 1900 - Penn Twp., York Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Apr 1926 - Harney, Carroll Co., Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - 19 Apr 1926 - Gettysburg, Adams Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hanover, York Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Headstones
    Emma Keefer <br>
Hezekiah Keefer
    Emma Keefer
    Hezekiah Keefer

    Old Sec "P" Lot 120 - Information courtesy of Mary at Mt. Olivet office.

    Census
    1880 Census - Pennsylvania, Adams Co., Mount Joy Twp.
    1880 Census - Pennsylvania, Adams Co., Mount Joy Twp.

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] 1880 U.S. census, \i Ancestry.com\i0, Digital images, Pennsylvania, Adams Co., (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 1999), T9, roll 1085, Mount Joy Twp., enumeration district (ED) 56, p. 247A, dwelling 188, family 199, Emma Keefer, accessed 5 Jan 2011 (Reliability: 3), 5 Jan 2011.

    2. [S90] Internet, Ancestry.Com, (http://www.ancestry.com:), The Family Tree - Owner: luckystuck160, online archives (Emma Weant (subscription required) : accessed 29 Jan 2011). (Reliability: 3), 29 Jan 2011.

    3. [S3] Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Adams Co. Pennsylvania, USA., "OLD WOMAN ENDS LIFE IN CREEK," 19 Apr 1926, online archives (Emma Keefer (subscript). (Reliability: 3), 29 Jan 2011.

    4. [S22] 1900 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Digital images, Pennsylvania, York, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), T623, roll T623_1502, Penn Twp., enumeration district (ED) 172, p. 11B, dwelling 240, family 242, Emma, accessed 30 Jan 2011 (Reliability: 3), 30 Jan 2011.

    5. [S21] Grave markers, Mt. Olivet (Hanover, York Co., Pennsylvania; 39.78848914776114, -76.97296142578125; Route 94 south of Hanover.), Emma J. Keefer marker, Old Sec "P" Lot 120 - Information courtesy of Mary at Mt. Olivet office., 2 Feb 2011. (Reliability: 3), 2 Feb 2011.

    6. [S22] 1900 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Digital images, Pennsylvania, York, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), T623, roll T623_1502, Penn Twp., enumeration district (ED) 172, p. 11B, dwelling 240, family 242, Hezekiah Keefer, accessed 30 Jan 2011 (Reliability: 3), 30 Jan 2011.