Henry Maier Family
of
Perry County, Indiana


Henry Maier
of

Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana

Henry MAIER, born 3 Nov 1876, German Ridge, Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana, son of Johann Peter and Margaretha Magdalena (MANN)(LEISTNER) MAIER (See Chapter 3). He died in the fall or winter of 1950.
    Henry married Elizabeth Jane CASWELL 1906, McGehee, Desha County, Arkansas. She was born Dec 1873, Bromyard District, Cradley, Herefordshire,England, daughter of Job and Elizabeth (JONES) CASWELL.
    In 1880, the census shows Job (41) and Elizabeth (42) CASSWELL living at Byefield's Farm, Cradley, Herdfordshire, England. St. John's Parish District. With them were their children James age 14; Annie age 11; Thomas age 9; Jane age 8; Fanny age 5; and Bertha age 1. Job and all the children were born in Cradley, Herdfordshire, England. Elizabeth was born in Alfrich, Worcestershire, England.
    In 1884, Jane came to America with her father, two sisters and a brother. Her mother had been killed in an accident in England. They first settled in Missouri and then moved to Arkansas.
    On 15 Jun 1900, the census shows Elizabeth J. CASWELL age 26 living in Kentucky Township, Madison County, Arkansas living with her brother and her sisters, Thomas age 27; Fanie age 24; Bertha L. age 20. All born in England. Jane and Bertha were both school teachers. Fanie was a housekeeper. Thomas was a farmer. They owned their farm free of morgage. They immigrated to the United States from England in 1884.
    Henry and Jane moved back to Indiana and lived in Rome, Perry County. I don't find them in the 1910 census, but they had to be back in Indiana, as their son and daughter were born in Indiana.
    On 12 Sep 1918, Henry's World War 1 Registration Card has, Henry MAIER age 41, born 3 Nov 1876. He was living in German, Perry, Indiana. He was a self-employed farmer in German, Perry County, Indiana. His closest relative was Jane MAIER. He was medium height and stout in build. He had gray eyes and brown balding hair.
    In Jan 1920, the census shows Henry (43) and Jane (46) MYERS living in Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana. With them were their children Millard age 11; and Annie age 8. Henry was a farmer. They were living next to cousin Annie (MAIER) KNOEBLOCK. They owned their home free of morgage.
    On 5 Apr 1930, the census shows Henry (53) and Jane (56) MAIER living in Tobin Township, Perry County, Indiana. He as born in Indiana and his parents in Germany. She and her parents were born in England. Henry was a farmer. He owned his home and farm. He was not a veteran. With them was their daughter Anna MAIER age 19. Henry was a farmer and he owned his farm. They were living next to cousin Anna (MAIER) KNOEBLOCK. (See Chapter 2, #5-2).
    On 25 Jul 1950, Jane (CASWELL) MAIER wrote this letter to my grandmother, Beatrice (MERTERN) FRAKES, "Gerald Ind--July 25, 50--Dear Beatrice--Well this is hello! and many thanks to every one fo you for our welcome, which we all felt was sincer and our delightful entertainment on our short visit to your homes. We certainly enjoyed being with you and to see you all again. We reached Millard's that afternoon safely and found everything O.K. The boys happy and well. Harvey and Doris Jean came over for supper and all were pleased to see us back. Henry and I came on up home on Friday. We had left our car at Cannelton so all we had to do when we got off the bus was to collect or few groceries and come on home. Anna & family were here and were so glad to see us safely back home. Everything was just alright. The children said they had a nice time but missed Grandma and Grandpa. Well we just had a wonderful trip. I got to see several old friends at McGehee but 43 yrs is a long time and so many of them have passed on to a better world. No you all must come to see us if you can but War is going to change lots of plans and thing again. It looks rather bad now, but maybe it will get better and not be too bad, hope so anyhow. Write and tell us h ow things go with the boys. As ever your loving Uncle Henry and Aunt Jane."

(Note: The one photo above was burned in my grandmother's house fire. If any family member has a better copy of this photo, I would love it if you would scan it and email it to me. Thanks.)

Children of Henry and Jane (CASWELL) MAIER:

1. Millard MAIER, born 19 Nov 1908, Indiana.
    Millard married Elizabeth "Lizzie" COTTON.
    (See #1 following)

2. Anna Henrietta MAIER, born 3 Apr 1911, Indiana.
    Anna married Elhert RAMSEY.
    (See #2 following)


#1
Millard Maier

of
Wadeville, Posey County, Indiana


Millard MAIER, born 19 Nov 1908, Indiana, son of Henry and Jane (CASWELL) MAIER. Millard died 11 Jul 2003. Last place of residence was Wadesville, Posey County, Indiana.
    Millard married Elizabeth "Lizzie" COTTON. She was born 22 Aug 1908, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, daughter of J. W. and Annie (___?___) COTTON. She died Thursday, 11 Aug 1994. Last place of residence was Wadesville, Posey County, Indiana.
    Elizabeth lived in Louisville, Kentucky at some point.
    Millard and Elizabeth had a very nice home and farm near Wadeville in Posey County, Indiana.
    In 1973, Millard retired and his son Roy took over the farming.
    On 14 Aug 1989, Millard sent this letter to me (Stephen FRAKES), "Aug 14, 1989---Dear Stephen & family, We are having a family part Aug 26 - 1989 here at the family home. Bar-B-Que ribs and all the trimmings. Will eat about 5 P.M. rain or shine. Your family are cordially invited to attend. You can come when ever you want. You can invite Lois and her family if you will, please. The occasion is Elizabeth's birthday and our 62nd wedding anniversary. We are in great shape and expecting to see you all Sat Aug. 26. Your truly, Millard & Elizabeth MAIER" (Note: I went and had a great time.)
    On 3 Aug 1992 Millard sent the following letter, Aug 3 1992--Dear Stephen & family, Just a few lines to let you know we are doing fine and are planing on that MAIER family reunion Aug 22, 1992, afternoon and evening. A catered meal about six P.M. Expecting to see you & your dad & mother and other family members if can come. Will meet here at our farm home. I will write HUDGENS a line. See you Later, Millard & Elizabeth."
    Millard and Elizabeth were wonderful people.

Children of Millard and Elizabeth (COTTON) MAIER:

1-1. Doris Jean Maier, born 6 Dec 1928.
    Doris married Harvey WILLIAMS.
    (See #1-1 following)

1-2. Millard Roy MAIER, born 28 Jan 1931, Oliver, Center Township, Posey County, Indiana.
    Roy married Murlea Katherine WEBB. (See #1-2 following)

1-3. Loyce Marie MAIER, born 1933.
    Loyce married Alan Ray RAMSEY.
    (See #1-3 following)


#1-1
Doris Jean Maier Williams

of
Wadeville, Posey County, Indiana


Doris Jean MAIER, born 6 Dec 1928, daughter of Millard and Elizabeth (COTTON) MAIER. Doris died 1 Nov 2004. Last place of residence was Wadesville, Posey County, Indiana.
    Doris married Harvey WILLIAMS. He died in 1966 of cancer.
    Doris was a teacher.
    They lived in Wadesville, Posey County, Indiana.

Children of Harvey and Doris Jen (MAIER) WILLIAMS:

1-1-1. David Harvey WILLIAMS,
    David is a teacher at Greencastle, Indiana.
    David owns the Maier homestead in German Ridge.

1-1-2. Jean Ann WILLIAMS,
    Jean married ___?___ BUTLER.
    They had two children.

1-1-3. Philip WILLIAMS,
    Named after Philip Howard FRAKES, grandson of Anna (MAIER) MERTEN, which would make Doris and Philip Frakes 2nd cousins.


#1-2
Millard Roy Maier

of
Wadeville, Posey County, Indiana


Millard Roy MAIER, born 28 Jan 1931, Oliver, Center Township, Posey County, Indiana, son of Millard and Elizabeth (COTTON) MAIER. Roy died 3 Dec 2015, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana. Burial 6 Dec 2015, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Wadesville, Posey County, Indiana.
    Roy married Murlea Katherine WEBB. She was born 18 Jul 1931, Robb, Posey County, Indiana, daughter of Dempsey and Eunice (COX) WEBB. Murlea died 26 Jun 2016. Burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Wadesville, Posey County, Indiana.
    On 9 Dec 2015, the Mount Vernon Democrat has, "Millard Roy MAIER, 84, of Wadesville, born on January 28, 1931, in Wadesville, passed away Thurs., Dec. 3, 2015, at West River Health Campus in Evansville. Surviving are his wife: Murlea MAIER; two daughters: Kathy WEINZAPFEL of Mount Vernon, and Linda MYERS of Louisville, Ky.; two sons: Richard MAIER of Wadesville, and Andy MAIER of Greencastle, Ind. Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Mon., Dec. 7, 2015, at the Werry Funeral Home in Poseyville, with burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Wadesville. Visitation was from 3Ė7 p.m., Sun., Dec. 6, 2015, at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family online at: werryfuneralhomes.com."
    On 27 Jun 2016, the Funeral Home web page has, "MURLEA K. MAIER - WADESVILLE, INDIANA - Murlea Katherine MAIER, 84, of Wadesville, Indiana, born to Dempsey and Ethel Eunice (COX) WEBB on July 18, 1931, in Poseyville, Indiana, completed her earthly journey Sunday, June 26, 2016, at West River Health Campus in Evansville, Indiana. She graduated from Poseyville High School in 1949 and was a 3rd generation educator and graduate of Indiana State University and the University of Evansville. She taught at South Terrace Elementary School for 25 years. She considered her teaching colleagues as her 2nd family and remained close to them to the very end. Murlea was a devoted community servant being a member of Tercera and the Poseyville Eastern Star 394 for more than 50 years. After retirement she served on the Posey County Community Foundation Scholarship Committee and various church boards. She was an active lifetime member of St. Paulís United Methodist Church in Poseyville, Indiana where she will have her final services. Surviving are her two daughters: Kathy (Rick) WEINZAPFEL of Mt. Vernon, Indiana and Linda (Doug) MYERS of Louisville, Kentucky; two sons: Richard (Joetta) MAIER of Wadesville, Indiana and Andy (Annette) MAIER of Greencastle, Indiana; 6 grandchildren: Ethan Webb MAIER, Jennifer WEINZAPFEL (Tyson) LONG, Megan WEINZAPFEL, Ashley (Jason) DeVILLEZ, Elizabeth MYERS and Rebecca MYERS; 2 great grandchildren: Reid Michael DeVILLEZ and William Owen LONG and a brother: John WEBB of Poseyville, Indiana. Preceding her in death were her parents; husband of 62 years: Millard Roy MAIER whom she married on May 27, 1953 and a brother: Maurice WEBB. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at St. Paulís United Methodist Church in Poseyville, Indiana with burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery in Wadesville, Indiana. Visitation will be from 4Ė8 p.m., Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at the Werry Funeral Home in Poseyville, Indiana where there will be an Eastern Star Service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Paulís United Methodist Church, 46 S. Cale Street, Poseyville, Indiana 47633."

Children of Millard Roy and Murlea Katherine (WEBB) MAIER:

1-2-1. Katherine "Kathy" MAIER,
    Kathy married Rick WEINZAPEL.

Daughters of Rick and Katherine (MAIER) WEINZAPFEL:

1-2-1-1. Jennifer WEINZAPFEL.

1-2-1-2. Magan WEINZAPFEL.



1-2-2. Richard Keith MAIER, born 1957/58, Indiana.
    Richard married Joetta Lea (GREEN) MUNDY 5 Aug 1995, Poseyville, Posey County, Indiana. She was born 1959/60, Illinois, daughter of William and May E. (CARTER) GREEN.
    On 5 Aug 1995, at time of marriage, Richard was living in Poseyville, Indiana and he was a Certified Public Accountant. Joetta was living in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. She was a Physical Therapist.



1-2-3. Linda MAIER,
    Linda married Doug MYERS.
    Linda is a teacher at Louisville, Kentucky.

1-2-4. Andrew "Andy" MAIER,
    Andy married Annette ___?___ in the fall of 1993.
    Andy was a teacher of agriculture and a coach at Greencastle, Indiana.
    Andy wife is also a teacher.


#1-3
Loyce Marie Maier Ramsey

of
Wadeville, Posey County, Indiana


Loyce Marie MAIER, born 1933, daughter of Millard and Elizabeth (COTTON) MAIER.
    Loyce married Alan Ray RAMSEY.

Children of Alan Ray and Loyce Marie (MAIER) RAMSEY:

1-3-1. Beth Ellen RAMSEY,
    Beth married Mike RUSSEL.
    They have one son and one daughter.

1-3-2. Valerie RAMSEY,
    Valerie married Henrie RUBENSTEIN.
    Henrie is Jewish.
    They live in Chicago.
    They have one son and one daughter.

1-3-3. Alana RAMSEY,

1-3-4. Erin RAMSEY,
    Erin married Larry BLANKENBURGER in the fall of 1993.

1-3-5. Stacey Rae RAMSEY.


#2
Anna Henrietta Maier Ramsey

of
New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana


Anna Henrietta MAIER, born 3 Apr 1911, Indiana, daughter of Henry and Jane (CASWELL) MAIER. She died Saturday, 6 Oct 1990 at the age of 79.
    Anna married Elhert RAMSEY 1935.
    On 13 Jun 1929, Anna MAIER wrote this note to my grandmother, Beatrice (MERTEN) FRAKES, "Rome Indiana--June 13, 1929--Dear Cousin Beatrice: I received your delightful gift safely and was very much pleased with it. Although I was very pleased to know you remembered me I would have loved for you to have been at my Commencement. It was very nice. Thanking you both for the kind wishes and the nice gift I remain. your loving Cousin, Anna MAIER."
    They lived in New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana (which is just across the river from Louisville, Kentucky).
    They have nine grandchildren.

Children of Elhert and Anna Henrietta (MAIER) RAMSEY:

2-1. Paul RAMSEY.

2-2. Lucille RAMSEY.

2-3. David RAMSEY.


Genealogical Sources


***United States Census Records (Note: all census records are recored as they are, including mispelled names and wrong ages and dates.)
***Social Security Records of the United States.
***Indiana Births, 1880-1920.
***Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941.
***Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920.
***Land Records of Indiana.
***World War I Draft Registration Card, 1917-1918.
***Cemetery and Grave Stone Records.
***Old Letters and Post Cards to Beatrice M. J. Merten Frakes.
***Diary of Beatrice M. J. Merten Frakes.
***Personal Family Records.
***Photographs belonging to Beatrice M. J. Merten Frakes.
***Information from Millard and Elizabeth (Cotton) Maier.
***Information from Abigail Sprague. spraguea@findlay.edu







Chapter 1
Our Maier Family in Germany




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Stephen P.H. Frakes
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(Great-Great-Grandson of Johann Peter "John" Maier)
(Great-Grandson of Anna (Maier) Merten)
(Grandson of Beatrice M. J. (Merten) Frakes)
(Son of Philip Howard Frakes)


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