Brick Walls and Wagner Research
I have been researching the Wagner Families of North Western Pa. for sometime. Of course after so much info, a brick wall appeared and still remains.
This Wagner Family comes from the Areas of Veneango, Crawford, Erie and Mercer Counties in Pennsylvania the northwestern part of the state.
I have traced this Family back to the birth of Daniel Wagner in 1858. In 1880 he married Ida Hanks the daughter of Eli Fiske Hanks and Amerilious F Spring, We know that Daniel and Ida had several children Laura, Ada, Ernest, Effie,Otis, Homer, Walter and some say they also had a son Fred.
It is said that Laura married a Hudson Peterson, but during my research I also found a Laura Wagner married to The same Hudson Peterson but her Father was William Wagner and not Daniel, a mistake maybe? I have also found that their daughter Ada was married to a man by the name of Lepley, and in a cencus for Crawford County in 1900 it shows Ada living with her parents Ida and Daniel along with a son John Lepley born in 1899. From a photograph given to me, I found that Ada remarried a Smith.
I have no info on Ernest or Effie,so we will move on to Otis.
Otis was born in 1886 and in 1907 he married Maude Mae Cornell she was the daughter of Iva M. Cornell and Mary Adaliade Roberts. These are the children of Otis and Maude, Frances, Leroy,Edith, Leon, Henry, Mary Elizabeth(Lib) and Kenneth Harold.
Otis passed away in 1949 and in 1951 Maude remarried a Walter Vandehoff, Maude passed away in 1957.
Not much info was found about Frances, Leroy married Annette Wood,
Edith married Robert Brannon, Leon was married to Helen Bert she passed away in 2007 Henry was married twice we call her Aunt Trixy, she is 87 years ols and resides in Erie Pa. with her and Henry's only child Terrance, after Henry and her divorced Henry remarried and passed away in 1972 Mary Elizabeth was first married to a Robert Turk, they later divorced and she married Donald VanEpps. On to Kenneth. Kenneth the youngest of all the children is My father he passed away in 2004 leaving 8 children one of who died in 1957. He
married Norma Jean Paddock. Kenneth was married before Norma, but from what I have been told it was a short term marriage, my one sister in fact has his divorce papers from his first marriage.
Kenneths second wife Norma is still with us and lives here in Mercer County.
I am hoping with this journal some one may see it and be able to help me with this Brick Wall.
I have also learned that Walter Wagner, the son of Daniel and Ida, was married to a Laura Baken and after her death, Walter remarried a Nettie Collingwood, this comes from the stepdaughter of Walter who is 82 years old and resides here in Mercer County.