Melissa Ann

Female 1839 - 1928


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  • Name  Melissa Ann  
    Born  20 Dec 1839 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  13 Jan 1928 
    Buried  Calhoun Cemetery, Calhoun, Richland County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I12507  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  9 Dec 2017 

    Family 1  Lindsay,   b. (probably Thomas or Joseph) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 
    • Melissa Ann Lindsay, second wife of Cornelius Berninger, is shown in the 1880 census with Cornelius, along with (Edward) Elwood and Louise from his first marriage...and with Martha Lindsay as his stepdaughter. Therefore it is inferred here that Melissa was previously married to a Mr. Lindsay, and her maiden name is yet unknown. Additionally, living next door to Cornelius and Melissa, is Lucy Lindsay, age 67, with a grandson, David Lindsay. It is likely that David, like Martha, is a child of Melissa, and is shown here as such. David is 23 and old enough to care for his grandmother, Lucy next door, so she doesn't have to live alone. In 1890, Lucy Lindsay is shown in a pension record as the widow of James Lindsay, a Civil War veteran. Since Lucy appeared in 1880 without a spouse, it may be that James died during the war. James Lindsey and Lucy Ann are shown in the 1860 census with three children: Thomas W. age 7, Juliam age 11, and Joseph age 13. Thus it is likely that either Thomas or Joseph was Melissa's first husband (Mr. Lindsay). (No record found showing the former marriage of Melissa, and who Mr. Lindsay was.)
    Children 
    >1. David Lindsay,   b. Abt 1857, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Martha Lindsay,   b. 10 May 1862, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1909
    Last Modified  9 Dec 2017 
    Family ID  F288  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Cornelius Berninger,   b. Abt 1833, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1898 
    Married  26 Oct 1876  Richland Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lucy E. Berninger,   b. Abt 1878, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    Documents
    Cornelius Berninger & Melissa Ann Lindsay - Marriage Record
    Cornelius Berninger & Melissa Ann Lindsay - Marriage Record
    1880-IL Census, District 168, Bonpas Township, Richland Co, IL
    1880-IL Census, District 168, Bonpas Township, Richland Co, IL
    Cornelius Berninger & Melissa Ann Lindsay with children
    Last Modified  9 Dec 2017 
    Family ID  F287  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Melissa Ann Berninger
    Melissa Ann Berninger
    gravestone


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