Catherine KNEPP


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1. Rosanna GLANCEY

2. Hannah Elizabeth WICKHAM


  • Born: 31 Dec 1833, probably Union Co, PA 3
  • Marriage (1): Rosanna GLANCEY on 15 Apr 1858 in Cedar Co, IA 1
  • Marriage (2): Hannah Elizabeth WICKHAM on 25 Dec 1867 in Cedar Co, IA 2
  • Died: 10 Sep 1909, perhaps Franklin Co, IA at age 75 4
  • Buried: Union Cem, Hardin Twp, Hardin Co, IA 4

bullet  General Notes:

INFORMATION FROM PERLE STINE: (suspicion- strong- unproven) "Ben Kamberling (Sr.) had come to Cedar Co. to look for land for a home. Was carrying gold. Went to stay at a stage stop for night before returning for family. Several men travelers died suddenly after eating there. Poison or other means were used. Another version says they were hit over the head from behind a curtain, bodies disposed of in old well. Victims chosen if thought to have money or valuable possessions. Audis Bennett said 'Osborn', the murder lived on old Slater farm, (about 1 mile east of Sutliff). The old well was cleaned and many bones were found and presumed to be human bones. I also heard from someone that he was killed at Muscatine for his gold." (Note: Benjamin had died before 1850 Census and appeared to have died about 1845, according to the obit below.)

OBIT OF ANDREW KAMBERLING (brother of Benjamin): Andrew Kamberling, son of Benjamin and Catherine Kamberling, was born on a farm near Phoenixville, Union Co, PA, April 27, 1837. While a small boy, he left PA with his parents, removing to the state of OH. Here they lived but 1 year, coming to IA, and settling in Cedar Co. The father died when the deceased was but 8 yrs old.

1850 IA CENSUS, Cedar Co, Linn Co: Catherine "Kameling", 40, b. PA; Benj, 17, farmer, b. PA; Edward, 15, farmer, b. PA; Andrew, 12, b. PA, farmer; Maria, 10, b. PA; Elizabeth, 9, b. PA; Barbara, 8, b. PA.

1860 IA CENSUS, Cedar Co, Linn Twp, Cedar Bluffs P.O.; Benjamin Kamberling, 27, married, farmer, $900 real estate, $220 personal property, b. PA; Rosanna, 27 married, b. NY; Charles, 1, b. IA; John Hague, 16, farm laborer, b. PA.

HISTORY OF CEDAR CO, IA , p. 717: Linn Twp: Kamberling, Benjamin, farmer, Section 8; P.O. Lisbon; b. in PA in 1833, came to this country in 1847; owns 109 acres. He married Rosanna Glancey in 1859; she was b. MO and died in 1867. Dec 25, 1867 he married Anna E. "Nickham"; she was b. OH; have 2 children by 1st marriage - Charles and Franklin; and one by 2nd marriage - Mary Dora; lost one son - Edward."

HARDIN CO, IA GENWEB: Union Cemetery, Hardin Twp, 4th Addition, W. 1/2, Row 25: Benj. Kamberling, 4A, L1999, s8, 31 Dec 1833 - 10 Sep 1909 - Frank Kamberling


Benjamin married Rosanna GLANCEY on 15 Apr 1858 in Cedar Co, IA.1 (Rosanna GLANCEY was born on 28 Jun 1840 in MO,5 died on 2 Jan 1867 in Cedar Co, IA 5 and was buried in Wallick Cem, Linn Co, Cedar Co, IA 6.)


Benjamin next married Hannah Elizabeth WICKHAM, daughter of Elias WICKHAM and Rebecca DEVORE, on 25 Dec 1867 in Cedar Co, IA.2 (Hannah Elizabeth WICKHAM was born on 30 Oct 1848 in Morgan Co, OH,4 died on 8 Apr 1912 in perhaps Hardin Co, IA 4 and was buried in Union Cem, Hardin Twp, Hardin Co, IA 4.)



1 Cedar Co, IA Marriage Records - Book D, 161.

2 Cedar Co, IA Marriage Records - Book E, 184.

3 1900 IA Census.

4 Hardin Co, IA GenWeb.

5 Stones & Sites of Cedar Co, IA.

6 Cedar Co, IA WPA Graves Registration.

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