Mary Magdalena Kepthart
Mary Magdalena Kepthart
Another name for Mary was Mary Magdalena Gebhardt.
Noted events in her life were:
• Census, 1840, Pennsylvania, Centre County, Roll 451 Book 1, Page 115a, Gregg Township.
• Census, 1850, Illinois, Stephenson County, Buckeye Township, Roll 129 Book 1, Page 283b. Age 52 yrs.
• Census, 1860, Illinois, Stephenson County, Buckeye Township, Cedarville Post Office, Roll 230 Book 1, Page 570. Age 63 yrs. Shown as widow. (Living in same household with her daughter Mary Ault, age 22 yrs.)
• Census, 1865, Illinois State Census Collection, Stephenson County, Buckeye Township, Image 3 of 12.
• Census, 1870, Illinois, Stephenson County, Orangeville Township, Lena Post Office, Roll 275 Book 1, Page 251b. Age 74 yrs. Keeping house.
• Biography, 1880, Stephenson County, Illinois:. Mrs. Mary Louisa Sweeley, widow of Jacob Sweeley, and daughter of Henry and Mary M. (Kepthart) Ault, has been a resident of Winslow since the spring of 1871 where she owns and occupies a neat and well appointed residence, and surrounded by all the comforts of life, anticipates spending here the remainder of her days. The main points in the history of Mrs. S. are briefly given as follows: She was born in Centre County, Pa., on the 25th of August, 1837, and came with her parents to Illinois in 1841. Her father's family then included four children, and the journey was made overland by teams to Pittsburgh, after which they partially availed themselves of steamboats on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, by which means they reached Savanna, Ill., and thence came by team to a point near Freeport in this county. The now flourishing city of Freeport was then unpretentious hamlet of a few houses and two or three stores. Mr. Ault made a claim in what is now Oneco Township, and the family moved into a vacant log cabin to which the father afterward added a small slab shanty. He soon erected a frame house of native lumber, into which the family removed, and as soon as the land came into market he secured his title from the Government.
• Newspaper Article: Freeport Daily Bulletin, 17 Apr 1883, Freeport, Stephenson County, Ilinois. John Frybarger and wife went to Winslow the other day to visit mother Ault, the step-mother of Mrs.Frybarger. Mrs. Ault is very feeble and may be called from earth at any moment.
Mary married Henry (Johann Heinrich) Ault, son of Johann Heinrich "Henry" Ault and Anna Maria Walther, on 15 Dec 1835 in Gregg Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania. (Henry (Johann Heinrich) Ault was born on 8 Jul 1793 in Springfield, York County, Pennsylvania, died on 17 Jun 1858 in Orangeville, Stephenson County, Illinois and was buried in Orangeville Cemetery, Orangeville Township, Stephenson County, Illinois.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Marriage. The actual recorded entry shows: