Sunday, August 28, 2011

Minnie Englehart (1889-1969)

Minnie Englehart

Minnie Englehart was born December 10, 1889 in Posey County, Indiana.  She was the first of seven children born to John Englehart and Lillian B. Hendricks.  Minnie’s parents divorced sometime after 1902, and her mother married John Washington Luckett on November 23, 1908 in Vanderburgh County, Indiana. 

On November 8, 1909, Minnie married Barney Albert Robertson in Posey County, Indiana.  He was 24 years old, and she was just one month shy of 20 years.  Barney was born on March 11, 1886 in Indiana. 

Just five months after their marriage, Barney and Minnie were renting a house on West Kinley Street in Shawnee, Gallatin County, Illinois.  However, they spent most of their lives living in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.  By 1930, they had the following ten children:

            Irma                            born in 1910
            Anna                          born in 1912
            Helen                         born in 1915
            Frank                          born in 1917
            Arno                           born in 1920
            Lois                             born in 1922
            Lillian                         born in 1923
            Dorothy M.                 born in 1926
            John T.                       born in 1928
            Thomas                      born in 1929

Barney registered for the draft for World War I on September 11, 1918 in Evansville.  At that time, he was working as a brakeman for the C & El Railroad Company.  He was described as tall and slender, with grey eyes and black hair.  Barney continued his employment as a brakeman at least until 1930.

Barney Albert Robertson died on March 20, 1961.  At that time, he was living at 2033 Bellemead in Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana.  He was 75 years old at his death.  Minnie survived her husband by eight years.  She died on March 22, 1969 in the same county.  She was 79 years old at her death.  Barney and Minnie had been members of the Redeemer Lutheran congregation in Evansville. 

Notes for Minnie Englehart
Birth: Indiana Births, 1880-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000. Original data: Works Progress Administration. Index to Birth Records. Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.
Marriage: Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.  Title: Posey County, IndianaIndex to Marriage Record 1850 - 1920 Inclusive VolW. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's O; Book: C-14;Page: 443.
Death and Religion:  Browning Genealogy: Evansville, Indiana Area Obituary Search [database on-line]. ID#49756.  Accessed on 7 August 2007.

Notes for Barney Albert Robertson               
Birth, Occupation, Physical Description, Residence in 1918: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database online]. Provo, UT:, 2005.  Original data: National Archives and Records Administration. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. M1509, 4,582 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C.
Residence, Occupation, and Children in 1930:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Evansville,  Vanderburgh,  Indiana; Roll: 633; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 12; Image: 9.0.
Death and Religion:  Browning Genealogy: Evansville, Indiana Area Obituary Search [database on-line]. ID#49656.  Accessed on 7 August 2007.
Signature:  See draft card information above

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