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Morgan Van Mater
Mary Pierce
William Cleavenger
Frances Akers
Joseph Van Matre
Catherine Cleavenger
(Abt 1792-1816)
Morgan J. Van Matre


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1. Louanna Denio

2. Elizabeth Ross

Morgan J. Van Matre

  • Born: 7 Jan 1813, Highland County, Ohio
  • Marriage (1): Louanna Denio on 10 Feb 1838 in Stephenson County, Illinois
  • Marriage (2): Elizabeth Ross on 8 Oct 1834 in Highland County, Ohio
  • Died: 8 Jan 1883, Winslow, Oneco Township, Stephenson County, Illinois at age 70
  • Buried: 10 Jan 1883, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Oneco Township, Stephenson County Illinois

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Note:: History of Stephenson County, 1835. In 1835, Thomas Jefferson and Lewis Davis Van Matre settled one and a half miles west of Oneco, Lewis removing from the lead mines at Galena, and Jefferson coming from Ohio. Morgan Van Matre followed in the footsteps of this brethren a year later, and William Van Matre in 1939, together with Joseph Van Matre.

Census, 1850, Illinois, Stephenson County, Oneco Township, Roll 129 Book 1, Page 291d. Age 37 yrs.

Census, 1860, Illinois, Stephenson County, Oneco Township, Orangeville Post Office, Roll 230 Book 1, Page 326. Age 48 yrs., farmer.

Census, 1870, Illinois, Stephenson County, Oneco Township, Roll 275 Book 1, Page 245b. Age 57 yrs., farmer.

Census, 1880, Illinois, Stephenson County, Oneco Township, Roll 253 Book 1, Page 215b. Age 67 yrs., farmer.

Obituary: Orangevill Newspaper, Jan 1883, Stephenson County, Illinois. Morgan Vanmater, one of the oldest settlers of Stephenson county, died of tumor of the brain, January 8th, 1883, aged 70 years and one day. He was born in Ohio, Jan 7th 1813, and came to JoDaviess county in 1833. He removed to Oneco township, Stephenson County, in the spring of 1835, where he remained until death. He was married to his second wife, Luanna Denio, in 1837. She departed this life Oct. 29th, 1882, aged nearly sixty-six years. He was the father of thirteen children, seven sons and six daughters, eight of whom are now living.
Mr. Vanmater was actively identified with all movements to advance the interests of the community in which he lived, and was highly respected by all who knew him. He was for many years a consistent member of the Christian church. For a few months before death he was deprived of the use of his limbs and also the use of his mental powers, during which time he received the constant care and attention of loving children and friends. His funeral was held at Mt. Pleasant, Jan. 10th, in the midst of a severe storm which prevailed, and yet there was scarcely room to accommodate the many friends and neighbors in attendance, Rev. F. Nazarene, of the Orangeville M.E. church, officiated, preaching from 1 Cor.xv.53. F.W. NAZARENE


Morgan married Louanna Denio on 10 Feb 1838 in Stephenson County, Illinois. (Louanna Denio was born on 11 Dec 1816 in New York and died on 29 Oct 1882 in Winslow, Stephenson County, Illinois.)


Morgan next married Elizabeth Ross on 8 Oct 1834 in Highland County, Ohio. (Elizabeth Ross was born on 2 Nov 1814 in Union City, Highland County, Ohio and died on 28 Dec 1835 in Oneco Township, Stephenson County, Illinois.)

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