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Bessie Marie Cook

Bessie Marie Cook[1, 2]

Female 1900 - 1978  (78 years)

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  • Name Bessie Marie Cook  [3
    Born 19 Jun 1900  North Township, Marshall County, Indiana, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Female 
    _FSFTID LXMM-FGH 
    _FSLINK https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=LXMM-FGH 
    Buried 1978  Violet Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died Oct 1978  Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Notes 
    • Bessie last resided in a nursing home in Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN. Social Security Death Inde x states her death residences as Charleston or Kanawha, WV; & Death Benefits sent to Foraker or Goshen in Elkhart Co., IN.

      Bessie worked as newspaper reporter for the Goshen Daily News. It is to her we owe a deep thanks for her compiling our family history. My mother and I visited her home when I was 11 in 1958. She had stacks of papers with some photocopy sheets of that day which were in the form of today's exrays. Already a reader of biographies and autobiographies, how I would read and re-read her little blue book. Later on I realized how lucky we all were as many people did not beyond their own grandparents! Bravo for Bessie and for all those who pitched in, contributed photos, and printed it!

      ****
      Bessie Marie Cook was born in North Twp,; Female; White; #rd child born to this mother.

      Mother; Bertha Whiteman age 24; resided in North Twp, ; born Ohio

      Father; Edward Cook; age 28; Teacher; born in St. Joseph County

      Name was changed from Vada Marie Cook to Bessie Marie Cook

      About the end of August, first part of Sept., I was on my ancestry.com web
      site, when I typed in the name Forest Cook.{His father was Melvin - brother
      to William A. & Benjamin.} And I got a hit on the obit's., so I took a
      look....the obit was for Forest "Phil" Cook born in MI. He was the son of
      Forest M. & Helen Cook. I know that Melvin & Lucy had a son named Forest M.
      Cook, & they had lived in MI., so I found a address for a Carolyn Jean Cook
      (goes by Jean) the widow of Forest "Phil" Cook & wrote her a letter,
      thinking I would NEVER hear back from her..... while of course it turned out
      I was wrong......THANK GOD.
      Jean Cook answered me with so much NEW info. I have been trying to get
      everything verified, but you know how that goes.... Have verified some of
      it, but still looking.
      The information that I got from Jean, was done by her husband "Phil" & he
      got a lot of it from Bessie M. Cook Rothrock (she is the daughter of Edward
      James - brother of William A. & Benjamin)
      Bessie had done this family tree in 1959....

      REGARDING EMMA ANN KILE/KYLE'S MOTHER'S SIDE:

      Starting with Emma Ann Kile/Kyle & working BACKWARDS:

      Emma Ann Kile/Kyle was born on September 23, 1841 in Ohio.

      She had a twin sister JULIA A. Kile/Kyle born September 23, 1841 in Ohio -
      died ? in IN.
      Julia married LEVI (LEE) D. HIVELY born about 1841 in Ohio - died June 4,
      1914 in South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN at age 73. Parents of Levi - Father:
      JACOB HIVELY Mother: BARBARA WOLF.
      Marriages records: Julie A. Kile married Levi D. Hively September 21, 1865
      in St. Joseph Co., IN. Book 5, page 298.
      This makes me think that the maiden name of Emma Ann & Julia A. is really
      spelt KILE, as both of their marriages records spells it KILE not KYLE. I'm
      looking for a birth record on them in OH.

      Julia & Levi had two children: 1) John, 2) Maude. But MIGHT of had three
      children, because I found a Edward on one of the census. Still checking into
      that.
      ******
      I still have no 1st name on Emma Ann & Julia's father, but have information
      on their mother.

      Mother of Emma Ann & Julia:

      OLIVE ABIGAIL KLINGAMAN (she went by Abigail or Abby/Abbe) I have come
      across her maiden name spelt: KLINGMAN - KLINGMAN - KLINMAN - CLINGAMAN -
      CLINMAN - CLINGMAN -CLINAMAN.

      Abigail was born about 1815 in PA.
      Abigail's 1st marriage to Unknown KILE/KYLE - they had "twin" daughters Emma
      Ann & Julia.

      Abigail's 2nd marriage to MICHAEL LONGAKER (This also has different
      spellings: LONACRE, LONGACKER, LAUGHONKER, LOUGHOAKER) Married about 1850.

      ***This was a 2nd marriage for both of them. Michael's 1st marriage to a
      Elizabeth who died May 5, 1849. Children from Michael's 1st marriage
      are: Elizabeth, Catharine (married Elijah Emerson), Adam, Henry and Anna.

      Abigail & Michael had four children: Half brothers to Emma Ann & Julia.
      William Longaker born Aug. 11, 1851 in OH
      Jacob Longaker born Mar. 23, 1853 in OH
      David Longaker born Feb. 12, 1860 in OH (I think his birth year is wrong)
      John Longaker born about 1856 - died July 1, 1866 in IN

      ****
      Information on Olive Abigail's father:

      DAVID KLINGAMAN/CLINGAMAN etc... born in PA. married unknown. They had four
      children:
      1] SAMUEL, 2] WILLIAM, 3] OLIVE ABIGAIL, 4] MARY.

      1] SAMUEL KLINGAMAN married unknown had 4 sons: (1) CORNELIUS, (2) FRANKLIN,
      (3) JOSEPH, (4) JOHN

      2] WILLIAM KLINGAMAN married unknown had 4 sons & 1 daughter: (1) DAVID, (2)
      WILLIAM,
      (3) SCHUYLER, (4) IKE, (5) JENNIE married Rensberger

      3] OLIVE ABIGAIL KLINGAMAN married Kile/Kyle - Longaker

      4] MARY KLINGAMAN married Ganner.
      ******
      Information on David's father:
      I will type word for word from the information I received from Jean Cook.

      CORNELIUS KLINGMAN - Probably born between 1750 - 1760. He came from Germany
      before 1776, as he served in the Revolutionary War. They first settled in
      Massachusetts, then later went to Pennington Twp., PA. He had two brothers,
      one remained in Germany and the other went to England. Cornelius had seven
      sons: DAVID, JOHN, JACOB, PETER, MICHAEL, CHRISTIAN and GEORGE.
      -------
      This is also from Bessie Cook-Rothrock:
      KLINGAMAN HISTORY
      The Klingaman name came down to us with Cornelius Klingamn, from Germany.
      This name still exists in Germany and is spelled Klingamants. Pronunciation
      is Kling-ah-man. Foreign names in the United States go through two changes,
      either a translation, as Schwartz to Black, Weiss to White, or the spelling
      becomes Anglicized as Schwartz becomes Swartz or Swarts, and Weiss becomes
      Wise. Another change is apt to occur by spelling the German pronunciation in
      English.
      So we lost somewhere a final N from Mann because of the English spelling of
      'man'. Later some Klingaman settled in a Yankee settlement and the Yankees
      were unable to pronounce his name correctly, saying KlingERman, which in
      time became the spelling there. (Yankees still say 'Idear for Idea).
      A man who came from Bovania, Germany, said his name was spelled Klingamann
      in Germany and that the Klingamanns came from Switzerland in 1650.
      --------

      CENSUS' I HAVE FOUND:
      1. Cornelius Clingaman on the 1790 PA Census, Penn (Twp?), Northampton Co.

      2. David Clingaman on the 1830 OH Census, Washington Twp., Stark Co.

      3. David Clingman on the 1850 OH Census, Nimishillen Twp., Stark Co. I'm not
      sure if this is the right David Clingaman. It lists:
      David age 64 born in PA
      Catharine age 54 born in PA
      Daniel age 30 born in PA
      Polly age 23 born in PA
      Catharine age 14 born in OH.

      4. Michael Lonacre on the 1850 OH Census, Nimishillen Twp., Stark Co. ***
      The reason I could not find anything on Emma Kyle/Kile is because they have
      her listed under her stepfather's name!!! It lists:
      Michael Lonacre age 40 born in PA
      Abagail Lonacre age 34 born in PA
      Elizabeth Lonacre age 12 born in OH
      Catharine Lonacre age 10 born in OH
      "AMY" Lonacre age 8 born in OH
      Julia Lonacre age 8 born in OH
      Adam Lonacre age 4 born in OH
      Henry Lonacre age 2 born in OH
      Anna Lonacre age 10 born in OH
      It also states on this census that "AMY" & Julia are Twins.

      5. 1860 IN Census - Union Twp., St. Joseph Co. Post Office: Lakeville (just
      north of LaPaz)
      I had a really hard time finding this one...... the way they spelt Michael's
      surname had lots to do with it!!!! I only found this census by finally
      typing in Julia Kile...
      It lists:
      M Laughonker age 54 born in Bavaria/Bayern
      Abagal Laughonker age 45 born in PA
      Julia Kile age 18 born in OH
      Adam Loughoaker age 18 born in OH
      Henry Loughoaker age 16 born in OH
      Anna Loughoaker age 14 born in OH
      Wm Loughoaker age 11 born in OH
      Jacob Loughoaker age 9 born in OH
      David Loughoaker age 7 born in OH
      John Loughoaker age 3 born in IN
      EMMA Loughoaker age 20 born in OH

      I FOUND THIS FROM:
      American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)

      Personal Information: CORNELIUS CLINAMAN
      Birth Date: 175?
      Birthplace: Pennsylvania
      Volume: 31
      Reference: Heads of Fams. at the first U.S. Census. Pa. By U.S. Bureau of
      the Census. Washington 1908 (426p):178
      Source Information:
      Godfrey Memorial Library, comp. American Genealogical-Biographical Index.
      [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com 1999-. Original data: Godfrey
      Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT:
      Godfrey Memorial Library, 1952-.

      I'm not sure if this would be "our" Cornelius.

      I have ordered a book from IN - from a series of books: ($ 38.00 US)
      It's called SAINT JOSEPH CO. CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS.
      I ordered Volume #1, as this volume is for the Twps., of Green, Liberty &
      Lincoln.
      They have a index of the names listed on the internet and there Cook's and
      other members in our family listed in there. I hope it will tell me things
      like: Child of, Wife of, Husband of......besides their dates.

      Well I think I will end right here for now.... just wait until I send you
      Part 2 of my new info!!!
      Until then....enjoy

      Love Julie


      Social Security Number: 306-20-9234 IN
    Person ID I1719  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 

    Father James Edward Cook,   b. 31 Aug 1872, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1947, Plymouth, Center Township, Marshall County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Bertha Elizabeth Whiteman,   b. 23 Jun 1876, Seneca County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1956, Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 8 Sep 1895  Marshall County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Cook-James Edward family w enhanced.jpg
    Cook-James Edward family w enhanced.jpg
    Nina in front and Bessie in back Raymond and Rolland, not sure, but Rolland is the oldest
    James Edward and Bertha's grand children
    James Edward and Bertha's grand children
    Cook Gathering
    Cook Gathering
    In the Cook Gathering Pic:

    Harold Cook, Willo Cook, Gordon Rothrock, Roland Cook, Raymond Cook, ?
    Nina Cook?, Clarence Erskine?, Florence Weaver?, Grandpa Ed Cook, Grandma Bertha Cook, Bessie Cook
    Paul Rothrock James Rothrock
    Family ID F11100  Group Sheet

    Family Gordon Russel Rothrock,   b. 26 Dec 1896, Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1960, Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1928  [4
    Gordan Rothrock and Bessie?
    Gordan Rothrock and Bessie?
    I received this photo as a photo of Raymond Earl Cook and Florence E. Cook nee Weazer, but I think it is Gordan Russel Rothrock and Bessie Marie Rothrock nee Cook, I have it up for both of them and will let you decide.
    Children 
     1. James LeRoy Rothrock,   b. 5 May 1929, Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1991, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. Paul Dean Rothrock
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F10540  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Bessie Marie Cook
    Bessie Marie Cook
    Cook Gathering
    Cook Gathering
    In the Cook Gathering Pic:

    Harold Cook, Willo Cook, Gordon Rothrock, Roland Cook, Raymond Cook, ?
    Nina Cook?, Clarence Erskine?, Florence Weaver?, Grandpa Ed Cook, Grandma Bertha Cook, Bessie Cook
    Paul Rothrock James Rothrock
    Pual Rothrock, Bessie Cook, Gordon Rothrock
    Pual Rothrock, Bessie Cook, Gordon Rothrock

  • Sources 
    1. [S42] Julie Anne Lindquist Degenhardt, my Grandmother was Bertha Mae Cook. She was the daugther of William Albert Cook. Brother to Benjamin Franklin Cook.

    2. [S292] Pammala Garber nee Thomas.

    3. [S261] Birth Certificate.

    4. [S68] Ancestors and Decendants (sic) of Henry Parker Whiteman and Mary Minerva Burdge, Bessie M. Rothrock, Compiler, (Private Publication by John R. Kagel).

    5. [S109] Relative Interviews, Claudia Kerestes, Compiler.

    6. [S298] Social Security Death Index (SSDI), US Government, 306-20-9234 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S221] Marriage Index: Indiana, 1851-1900, Family Tree Maker.

    8. [S118] Marshall County, IN Marriages 1889-1904, 257 BRIDES (Reliability: 3).