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William Casper Kettering[1]

Male 1812 - Est 1850


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  • Born  1812  Lebanon, Londonderry PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Male 
    Ancestral File Number  S7Z6-9N Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence  12 Nov 1836  Warren, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Received Lot #58 in Warren Borough from G. Mastin Jr. for consideration of $4.25. Mastin purchased the land at a tax sale. According to notes by Mrs. Francis Ann Ramsey, Archivist, Warren Co. Historic Society (as of 9 Aug 1956), Martin was a lumberman, mill owner and businessman, and may have owed [Wm.] Casper for Work.  
    Residence  11 Sep 1838  Warren Borough, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    CASPER KETTERING purchase from JOHN F. DAVIS and REBECCA DAVIS,his wife, Lot #38 in Warren Borough - consideration $225 
    Died  Est. Between 1840-1850  Warren, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • According to notes compiled by H.H. Catron, William Casper Kettering died as the result of a broken back sustained in a fall from a roof. Elizabeth took her six children on a raft down the Allegheny River to a place called "Logan's Eddy" near Delmont, where she was reunited with her father.

      Please see Jacob and Casper Kettering History for more details

      According to the 1840 Census for Warren, Pennsylvania, a "Casper Kittering" was enumerated. His family consisted of:

      Free White Persons:

      Male, Under 5 years - 2 (corresponding to Casper, John)
      Male, bet. 5-10 years - 1 (corresponding to Jacob)
      Male, bet. 40-50 years - 1 (corresp. to Wm Casper)
      Female, under 5 years - 1 (corresponding to Hannah)
      Female, bet. 5-10 years - 1 (corresponding to Isabel)
      Female, bet. 30-40 years - 1 (corresponding to Elizabeth

      A sixth child, Mary, was born in 1840.

      According to the 1850 Census rolls for various townships (see notes below), by this time the Kettering children had been taken in by other families, leading me to believe that William Casper Kettering and Elizabeth Ashbaugh met with an untimely death within this decade.

    Buried  Est. Between 1840-1850  Old Jackson Farm Cemetery, Warren, PA (est) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • According to H.H. Catron and others,

      "Casper Kettering was a carpenter. He is said to have fallen off a roof (Warren, Pa) and been killed. Said to have been buried in the old Jackson Farm Cemetery."

      "It is know known when (Wm) Casper Kettering died - the story is he was a carpenter and fell of a roof and broke his back and died."

      "...[note as of 1956] Mr. Hudson, Warren County, authority on umarked graves, believes he has the name Kettering as being buried on Jackson Farm Cemetery. The name was familiar to him."

    Notes 
    • Elizabeth Ashbaugh remarried within a few years; that Jacob, the eldest boy, ran away; presumably because he did not get along with his stepfather. By 1845, Elizabeth, too, had died, and the second husband (possibly named "Huser" or "Hauser" sent the rest of the children to live with charitable families in the area.

      The children who appear on the censuses are as follows:

      John - age 13, living in Washington Township with the Boyle Family
      Isabella -age 17, living in Franklin Twp, with John and Phebe Becker family
      Casper, age 11, living in Allegheny Twp., with the William and Susan Linneman, Linderman or Zimmerman family
      Hannah, age 12, living in Allegheny Twp, with the Charles and Bethsida McClure family

      The whereabouts of Jacob Kettering remained unknown to his siblings and to Warren Borough. In July, 1863, his share of the estate of William Casper Kettering (specifically part of Lots #38 and #58 in Warren Borough) were sold at Tax Sale. They were purchased by John P. Davis for the share of taxes owed.
    Person ID  I0177  Halbstein_Parrish Family Tree
    Last Modified  10 Aug 2016 

    Father  Philip Kettering,   b. 17 Feb 1781, Sumner County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1860, Sugar Creek Township, West Lebanon, Wayne County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Veronica Stauffer,   b. 19 Apr 1784, Mt Joy Township, Lancaster County Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1860, Lebanon, Wayne County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  23 Sep 1806  Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F007  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth Ashbaugh,   b. Abt 1808, Delmont, , Pa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1832  Harrison City, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Jacob Kettering,   b. 23 Jun 1833, Warren, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1899, Lincoln, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Isabel Kettering,   b. 22 Oct 1834, Harrison City, , Pa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1918, Stringtown, , Pa Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. John Kettering,   b. 8 Jun 1836, Warren, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1879, Industry, PA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Hannah Kettering,   b. 1838, Warren, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906
    >5. Casper Kettering,   b. 13 Oct 1839, Warren, Pa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1924, Apollo PA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Mary Kettering,   b. Abt 1840,   d. WFT Est 1841-1934
    Family ID  F045  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1812 - Lebanon, Londonderry PA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAncestral File Number - - S7Z6-9N Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1832 - Harrison City, Pa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Received Lot #58 in Warren Borough from G. Mastin Jr. for consideration of $4.25. Mastin purchased the land at a tax sale. According to notes by Mrs. Francis Ann Ramsey, Archivist, Warren Co. Historic Society (as of 9 Aug 1956), Martin was a lumberman, mill owner and businessman, and may have owed [Wm.] Casper for Work. - 12 Nov 1836 - Warren, Pa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Est. Between 1840-1850 - Warren, Pa Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Kettering - Lineage of Descendents of William Casper Kettering
    Kettering - Lineage of Descendents of William Casper Kettering
    Jacob and Casper Kettering
    Jacob and Casper Kettering

  • Sources 
    1. [S013979] Kettering Family in America, Catron, Henry Hardy, (published 1978).

    2. [S002886] US 12th Census, Apollo PA.
      US 12th Census, Apollo PA. 1900

    3. [S002797] KATERING2.FTW.
      Date of Import: Dec 15, 2004

    4. [S119129] Warren Borough Deeds, Vol. G., page 255.
      G. Mastin Jr. records the purchase at Tax Sale of Lot #58 in Warren Borough for $56. - and turns it over to CASPER KADERING of Warren for $4.25.
      This citation is contained in the personal notes of H.H. Catron

    5. [S119130] Warren Borough Deeds, Volume H. Page 19., Vol H. p 19.