Sunday, August 10, 2008


(Click on image to enlarge) xerox image courtesy of Dana Colbran 2007
Three years after his return from his service in the Civil War, Josiah Crites married Mary Ann Secrist on 7 November, 1868, when he was 22 years of age. Mary Ann was the daughter of Catherine Ann (Bachtel) (c-173 - s- 382) and David Secrist (c-172 - s-10)

MARY ANN SECRIST (B-22171) (c-79 - s-383)
born: 4 February, 1851 in near Canton, Stark Co., Ohio
mother: Catherine Ann (BACHTEL) (B-2217-S)
father: David SECRIST (B-2217-S)
married: 7 November, 1868 to Josiah CRITES (B-22171-S) in _________
died: 30 March, 1932 in North Webster, Kosciusko Co, Ind.
buried: __________ in North Webster, Tippecanoe Township,
in Kosciusko County, Indiana.

Mary Ann is buried on her brother John Secrist’s (B-22172) lot in the North Webster Cemetery. She lived most of her adult life in North Webster, Indiana.
Note: Mary Ann Secrist was 8 years old in the 1860 census.

On the 7th of November, 1868 Mary Ann Secrist married a young Civil War veteran Josiah Crites. Prior to their marriage, Mary Anne had been living, since the age of twelve, with her maternal aunt and uncle, Mrs. and Mr. John Hartzell.

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