William Mebane

     William Mebane was born. He married Elizabeth I. Meals, daughter of Daniel J. Meals and Mary Ann Coffman, on 24 July 1851.

Terry Lynn Mebius

M, b. 16 December 1951, d. 13 August 1975
     Terry Lynn Mebius was born on 16 December 1951 at Wessington Springs, Jerauld Co., SD. He died on 13 August 1975 at age 23.

John Mechem

     John Mechem married Sarah Evans.

Child of John Mechem and Sarah Evans

Rachel Sarah Mechem

F, b. 6 February 1811, d. 14 October 1883
     Rachel Sarah Mechem was born on 6 February 1811 at OH. She was the daughter of John Mechem and Sarah Evans. Rachel Sarah Mechem married Milton Danford, son of Ambrose Danford and Mary Delancey, on 9 August 1829. Rachel Sarah Mechem died on 14 October 1883 at age 72.

Children of Rachel Sarah Mechem and Milton Danford

Martha Jane Mechling

F, b. 29 July 1857
     Martha Jane Mechling was born on 29 July 1857 at Hopewell Twp., Perry Co., OH. She was the daughter of Sheppard Mechling and Lydia Boyer. Martha Jane Mechling married Henry Mathis Saum, son of John Jefferson Saum and Sarah Armstrong, on 24 November 1901 at Perry Co., OH. Martha Jane Mechling was buried at Drumm Lutheran Church Cemetery, Thornville, Fairfield Co., OH.

Sheppard Mechling

     Sheppard Mechling married Lydia Boyer.

Child of Sheppard Mechling and Lydia Boyer

William Mechling

     William Mechling married Catherine Saum, daughter of Matthias Saum Jr. and Elizabeth Kohl, on 1 October 1816 at Perry Co., OH.

Mary E. Meck

     Mary E. Meck married James M. Parsons.

Child of Mary E. Meck and James M. Parsons

Arnel Elwood Medearis

M, b. 22 June 1934, d. 29 June 2001
     Arnel Elwood Medearis was also known as "Zeke". He was born on 22 June 1934 at Stark Co., IL. He was the son of Arnel Webster Medearis and Irma Arlene Smith. Arnel Elwood Medearis died on 29 June 2001 at Peoria, Peoria Co., IL, at age 67

Obituary -- (Findagrave.com):

PRINCEVILLE -- Arnel E. "Zeke" Medearis, 66, of Princeville died at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2001, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. Born June 22, 1934, in Wyoming, Ill., to Arnel and Irma Smith Medearis, he married Earline Wisenburg on Sept. 5, 1953, in Sparland. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Pam (and Tim) Snyder of Princeville and Betty Jo (and Denny) Broadway of Edelstein; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jean (and Everett) Schaefer of Chillicothe and Lucille (and Arlin) Shofner of Henry; three brothers, Russ (and Linda) of Sparland, Charles (and Marilyn) and Lawrence (and Mary), both of Henry; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother.

He worked for Long Rock Stone Co. for 18 years, retiring in 1983. Prior to that, he worked for the Illinois Highway Department for several years. He was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers.

He was of the Presbyterian faith.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hammitt Hott Funeral Home. The Rev. Harry Losey will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Princeville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Akron-Princeville Ambulance Service or Akron-Princeville Fire & Rescue Department.

Peoria Journal Star (Peoria, IL) - Thursday, June 21, 2001.

Arnel Webster Medearis

M, b. 5 September 1903, d. 14 December 1966
     Arnel Webster Medearis was born on 5 September 1903. He married Irma Arlene Smith. Arnel Webster Medearis died on 14 December 1966 at age 63. He was buried in December 1966 at Sparland Cemetery, Sparland, Marshall Co., IL, Findagrave #130767334.

Child of Arnel Webster Medearis and Irma Arlene Smith

Albert J. Medendorp1

M, b. 1 December 1890, d. 22 June 1980
     Albert J. Medendorp was born on 1 December 1890 at Michigan WW I draft registration.1 He married Sena Keur on 20 September 1917 at Muskegon, Muskegon Co., MI, Ceremony by Harry Bultema, Minister of the Gospel.1 Albert J. Medendorp died on 22 June 1980 at Muskegon, Muskegon Co., MI, at age 89. He was buried in June 1980 at Oakwood Cemetery, Muskegon, Muskegon Co., MI, Findagrave #146883525.

Child of Albert J. Medendorp and Sena Keur


  1. [S2523] 1920 Federal Census, Muskegon County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 788.

Frances Medendorp

F, b. 15 November 1919, d. 29 October 2008
     Frances Medendorp was born on 15 November 1919 at Muskegon Co., MI.1 She was the daughter of Albert J. Medendorp and Sena Keur.1 Frances Medendorp married Frank Asa Leffring, son of Andries Alzos Leffring and Anna Elizabeth Aney, on 16 May 1941 at Muskegon Co., MI, after Frank's death, Frances remarried to a Haken and lived at Grand Haven, Michigan. Frances Medendorp died on 29 October 2008 at Ottawa Co. (probably), MI, at age 88 per SSDI, last residence Grand Haven. She was buried in November 2008 at Oakwood Cemetery, Muskegon, Muskegon Co., MI, Findagrave #146883431.


  1. [S2523] 1920 Federal Census, Muskegon County, Michigan. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 788.

Adolph Medinger

M, b. 4 April 1912, d. 2 December 1990
     Adolph Medinger was born on 4 April 1912. He married Frieda Viola Eschliman in 1935. Adolph Medinger died on 2 December 1990 at age 78. He was buried in December 1990 at Saint Anthony Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Boone Co., NE, Findagrave #107011968.

Child of Adolph Medinger and Frieda Viola Eschliman

Darla Mae Medinger

F, b. 16 May 1937, d. 26 August 2015
     Darla Mae Medinger was born on 16 May 1937. She was the daughter of Adolph Medinger and Frieda Viola Eschliman. Darla Mae Medinger married Robert Douglass Munsinger, son of Harold Lee Munsinger and Nora Mathilda Worden, on 13 December 1953 at First Methodist Church, Columbus, Platte Co., NE,

Wedding annoucement -- Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, Nebraska; Sunday, 27 DEC 1953, p.22 (Newspapers.com):

Medinger-Munsinger Nuptials Solemnized

COLUMBUS -- Miss Darla Mae Medinger and Robert Munsinger, USN, were married Dec. 13 at First Methodist Church. The Rev. Paul Hillman officiated at the double ring ceremony at 3 p.m.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Frieda Medinger of Columbus and Adolph Medinger of Grand Island.

Attendants were Mrs. Bernard Nelson, sister of the bridegroom, and Lawrence Haselhorst. Ushers were Roy From and Willard Griffiths.

Mr. and Mrs. Munsinger will live on Staten Island, N.Y.

Darla Mae Medinger lived in 1959 at Azusa, Los Angeles Co., CA. She lived in 1966 at Azusa, Los Angeles Co., CA. She lived in 1993 at Ontario, San Bernardino Co., CA. She died on 26 August 2015 at age 78. She was buried in August 2015 at Riverside National Cemetery, Riveside, Riverside Co., CA.

Jane Medley

F, b. February 1860, d. 13 December 1946
     Jane Medley was also known as "Jennie". She was born in February 1860 at Missouri Janes's parents were difficult to identify. Collaborating with Tracy DeVault, we found that Sarah Medley "cousin" and listed in the 1880 census living in the Jesse Paul Medley family, next door to the Samuel Harvey DaVault family, had a sister Jane, born about 1860. Tracy researched the ancestry of Jesse P. Medley and found the grandparents, James A. Medley (1760 - 1849) and Sarah E. Smith. They had a son Jesse, brother of Jesse P. Medley's father Robert Medley, and that Jesse was the father of Jane Medley and her sister Sarah. The following obituary of Nellie (Medley) Sorrell, sister of Jane Medley, confirms the identification:

The Bland Courier; Bland, Missouri; Thursday, November 29, 1945; Page 1 (Newspapers.com):


Mrs. Nellie Sorrell (nee Medley), wife of Richard Sorrell died Nov. 21 near Red Bird, a the age of 70 years. Leaves besides her husband one daughter, Mrs. Clara Rhodes, 2 grand children and I great-grandchild; 1 sister, Mrs. Jane Devault of Pratt, Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. Sorrell had been married 53 years. Mrs. Sorrell united with Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in her girl hood days and lived most of her life in and near Red Bird. She will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral services were held November 23 at the Red Bird Church and burial in Bowen Cemetery. Services by Brother Creth Mitchem.

NOTE: Nellie's husband was John Ruben Sorrell, not Richard.
DLB 2021.

She was the daughter of Jesse Allen Medley and Rachel Elizabeth Jones. Jane Medley married James Canny Davault, son of Samuel Harvey Davault and Alvira Foley, in 1883, per his newspaper obituary. Jane Medley died on 13 December 1946 at age 86. She was buried in December 1946 at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt, Pratt Co., KS, Findagrave #66040471.

Children of Jane Medley and James Canny Davault

Jesse Allen Medley

M, b. 1826, d. 15 January 1910
     Jesse Allen Medley was born in 1826. He married Rachel Elizabeth Jones. Jesse Allen Medley died on 15 January 1910 Findagrave #19296656. He was buried in January 1910 at Gatewood Gardens Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, Findagrave #19296656.

Child of Jesse Allen Medley and Rachel Elizabeth Jones

Elsie Tennessee Medlin1

F, b. September 1872, d. 24 June 1955
     Elsie Tennessee Medlin was also known as "Tennie".1 She was born in September 1872 at MO.1 She married William Clinton Holcomb circa 1890.1 Elsie Tennessee Medlin died on 24 June 1955 at Seneca, Newton Co., MO, at age 82.

Child of Elsie Tennessee Medlin and William Clinton Holcomb


  1. [S1635] 1900 Federal Census, Newton County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 877-78; FHL #1240877-78.

Elijah Isaac Medlock

     Elijah Isaac Medlock married Mary Amanda Cauble.

Child of Elijah Isaac Medlock and Mary Amanda Cauble

Lafayette J. Medlock1

M, b. circa 1829
     Lafayette J. Medlock was born circa 1829 at Kentucky.1 He married Emily Jane King on 21 August 1851 at Washington Co., IN.1

Child of Lafayette J. Medlock and Emily Jane King


  1. [S1126] 1870 Federal Census, Clark County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 303, FHL #545802.

Mary A. Medlock

F, b. circa 1858
     Mary A. Medlock was born circa 1858 at Indiana. She was the daughter of Lafayette J. Medlock and Emily Jane King.1 Mary A. Medlock married John A. Jackson, son of James A. Jackson and Eliza Jane Robertson, on 24 December 1879 at Clark Co., IN, no children.


  1. [S1126] 1870 Federal Census, Clark County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 303, FHL #545802.

Vinnie Elnora Medlock

F, b. 1 March 1874, d. 25 August 1925
     Vinnie Elnora Medlock was born on 1 March 1874. She was the daughter of Elijah Isaac Medlock and Mary Amanda Cauble. Vinnie Elnora Medlock married Milburn Dawalt, son of John Dawalt and Anna Mariah Morris, on 16 August 1899 at Washington Co., IN. Vinnie Elnora Medlock died on 25 August 1925 at age 51 OBITUARY - The Salem Leader or The Salem Democrat, Salem Indiana; 1925:

     Vinnie Elnora Medlock, oldest daughter of Elijah and Amanda Medlock was born March 15, 1874 and died August 26, 1925 aged 51 years, 5 months and 11 days.
     She was married to Milburn Dawalt August 16, 1899 and is survived by husband, two children, Mrs. Helen Neely of Salem, Ind., John Lawrence at home, one grandson, Robert Neely, also her father, mother, one sister Mrs. Vira Retherford near Harristown, five brothers, Willard, John and Charles of Goodland, Ind., Clarence of Pittsburg, Pa; Raymond of Clinton, Ind., and other relatives.
     She joined the United Brethren church at Harristown June 1896 and was an active worker in the Sunday and Christian Endeavor work at one time here.
     She was a loving and devoted wife and mother, a kind neighbor. Her happy disposition, her devotion to home and friends will be greatly missed by all.

     “If in the still morn’s breaking light
     When day again succeeds the night
     My Savior calls to me,
     Joyfully then shall I begin
     The day of bliss, thus ushered in.”

     “Come when it may that hour I know
     Will find me ready, then to go,
     My dearest friend to see,
     With shout of joy, I’ll enter in
     And then at once his praise begin
     When his call comes to me.”.

She was buried in August 1925 at Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN.

Children of Vinnie Elnora Medlock and Milburn Dawalt


  1. [S1205] 1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 411 - 412; FHL #1240411 - 2.
  2. [S2165] 1910 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 387; FHL #1374400.

Dorothy Medman

F, b. 18 February 1918, d. 15 February 2008
     Dorothy Medman was born on 18 February 1918. She married Albert Jack Lerner. Dorothy Medman died on 15 February 2008 at age 89. She was buried in February 2008 at Montgomery United Jewish Cemetery, Montgomery, Hamilton Co., OH, Findagrave #175748976.

Ernest James Medvec

M, b. 22 July 1926, d. 25 January 1995
     Ernest James Medvec was born on 22 July 1926. He married Doris Jean (?). Ernest James Medvec and Doris Jean (?) were divorced on 17 June 1974 at Hennepin Co., MN. Ernest James Medvec died on 25 January 1995 at Maui, HI, at age 68 dates per SSDI, last residence Kihei.

James Robert Meechan

M, b. 1926, d. 1970
     James Robert Meechan was born in 1926. He married Ruby Luella Davis, daughter of James Milan Davis and Lucy Windle Coates, on 26 September 1954. James Robert Meechan died in 1970. He was buried in 1970 at Riverside Cemetery, Payette, Payette Co., ID.

Mary Meechan

F, b. circa 1924
     Mary Meechan was born circa 1924. She married James Milan Davis, son of James Milan Davis and Lucy Windle Coates, in 1944 at Payette Co., ID.

Letitia Ann Meeds

F, b. 30 August 1874, d. 25 September 1956
     Letitia Ann Meeds was born on 30 August 1874 at Bellville, Republic Co., KS. She married Benjamin Franklin Keith, son of John Francis Keith and Martha Jane Forrest, on 29 January 1891 at Walnut Hill, Frontier Co., NE. Letitia Ann Meeds died on 25 September 1956 at Narka, Republic Co., KS, at age 82.

Children of Letitia Ann Meeds and Benjamin Franklin Keith

Lloyd T. Meeds

M, b. 3 May 1906, d. 27 April 1993
     Note: Lloyd Meeds' ancestry goes back to the Tyndels of England, who were pioneer settlers in colonial New Jersey. Lloyd T. Meeds was born on 3 May 1906 at Missouri. He married Otho Inez Collom, daughter of Joseph T. Collom and Lillie Etta Gillmore, on 15 September 1928. Lloyd T. Meeds lived in April 1940 at Arlington, Fairfax Co., VA. He died on 27 April 1993 at age 86.

Bernard John Meehan

M, b. circa 1878
     Bernard John Meehan was born circa 1878 at Nebraska. He married Theodosia Bryant, daughter of James Robert Bryant and Nancy Ellen Windle, circa 1908.

Child of Bernard John Meehan and Theodosia Bryant

Dorothy Meehan

F, b. circa 1913
     Dorothy Meehan was born circa 1913 at Nebraska. She was the daughter of Bernard John Meehan and Theodosia Bryant.

Colleen Ann Meek

F, b. 16 April 1936, d. 22 March 2000
     Colleen Ann Meek was born on 16 April 1936 at Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA. She was the daughter of Lloyd Andrew Meek and Beulah Opal Kerstetter. Colleen Ann Meek married Rev. Marvin Duane Wilt, son of Carl Wesley Wilt and Anita Marie Mullinex, on 11 August 1957. Colleen Ann Meek died on 22 March 2000 at Greenville, Hunt Co., TX, at age 63

Obituary -- Greenville Herald Banner, Friday, 24 March 2000, section a - 3; Hunt County Newspaper Index; http://www.huntnews.net/date/2000mar.html#186;


The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, Iowa); Saturday, 25 March? ? 2000; Page 12; (Newspapers.com):

Colleen Ann Wilt, 63, of Quinlan, Texas, formerly of Shellsburg, died Wednesday March 22, 2000, in Presbyterian Hospital, Greenville, Texas, following a short illness. Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Oak Grove Church, Shellsburg, by the Rev. Larry Rodgers. Burial: Parkers Grove Cemetery, Shellsburg. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Turner Chapel West is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Duane; two sons, Steve Wilt of Greenville, Texas, and Christopher Wilt of Garland, Texas; a daughter, Diana Ragsdale of Weatherford, Texas; a brother, Norman Meek of Shellsburg; and a sister Dorothy Hagan of Des Moines.

She was preceded in death by a son, Bryan Wilt; and two granddaughters, Brandi and Brittany Ragsdale.

Colleen was born April 16, 1936, in Cedar Rapids, the daughter of Lloyd and Beulah Kerstetter Meek. She was a homemaker. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, Iowa); Saturday, 25 March 2000; Page 24; (Newspapers.com):

Colleen Ann Wilt, 63, of Quinlan, Texas, died of Cancer Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital in Greenville, Texas. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at oak Grove Church in Shellsburg, with burial at Parkers Grove Cemetery there. Mrs. Wilt was born in Cedar rapids and had lived in Shellsburg before moving to Texas. She was a homemaker. Quinlan Ly-Brand Funeral Home in Quinlan is handling arrangements.

She was buried in March 2000 at Parkers Grove Cemetery, Shellsburg, Benton Co., IA, Findagrave #73840425.

Child of Colleen Ann Meek and Rev. Marvin Duane Wilt