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Abraham VAN METER
Birth:
20 May 1839
Clark co, Ky, Usa
Death:
12 Nov 1911
Lordsburg, Hidalgo co, Nm, Usa
Burial:
Spring Creek Cemetery, Cooke co, Tx, Usa
Marriage:
26 Oct 1859
Bourbon co, Ky, Usa
Individual Information
Sources:
#8
Notes:
                   age 12


Name in VanMeter Family Bible is given as "Abraham."  Name in G&BS is given as "Abram."  B.F. VanMeter provides names and dates of birth of children. G&BS, p. 113.

In 1870 U.S. Census for Clark County, Kentucky, listed as living with wife, Annie E., age 31, daughter, "Nettie," age 10, and three sons, "J. K.," age 8, "W. M.," age 5,  and Isaac, age 2; occupation given as "farmer;" value of real estate, $60,000, value of personal estate, $13,200.

Stationary:    "Abram VanMeter, 4 miles west of Winchester, on the Lexington Pike, has for sale pure-bred short-horns, Berkshire, Chester, and Yorkshire hogs from imported stock."

Moved to Cooke County, Texas in 1876.  Obituary, Annie E. VanMeter.

In 1880 U.S. Census for Cooke County (6th Precinct), Texas, listed as living with wife, Ann, age 36, daughter, Leta, age 18, son, Jonah, age 17, son, Walter, age 15, son, Isaac, age 13, daughter, Lizzie, age 11, daughter, Ann B., age 9; occupation given as "farmer;" daughters all listed as "at home," and occupation of sons given as "farmer."

In 1900 U.S. Census for Cooke County (6th Precinct), Texas, listed as living with wife, Anna E., and two sons, Walter M., age 35,  and Thomas M., age 17; occupation given as "farmer;" lists Anna E. as being mother of eight (8) children, five (5) of whom are then living.

Moved to Lordsburg, Hidalgo County, New Mexio in 1908.  Obituary, Annie E. VanMeter

Date of death from Louis Marshall VanMeter family bible; date and place of death from Cemetery Record, Cooke County, Texas, p. 401.
                  
Anna Elizabeth KLEISER
Birth:
13 Sep 1839
Bourbon co, Ky, Usa
Death:
11 Sep 1924
Lordsburg, Hidalgo co, Nm, Usa
Burial:
Spring Creek Cemetery, Cooke co, Tx, Usa
Individual Information
Sources:
#8
Notes:
                   1920 U.S. Census for Hidalgo County, New Mexico, Precinct No. 1, Lordsburg, p. 15B, dtd 2-3 Feb 1920; age 80, widowed; living in household of son, Isaac VanMeter.

Obituary, Gainesville Texas, September, 1924:     wife of Abraham VanMeter, former pioneer citizen of the Spring Creek community, 10 miles southwest of Gainesville, died Thursday, September 11, 1924 in Lordsburg, New Mexico, funeral held Sunday, September 14, 1924 at 3:00 p.m. in the Spring Creek church, Rev. E. V. Cole, pastor of the Denton Street Methodist Church officiating; born in Kentucky, September 13, 1839; moved in 1876 to Cooke County, Texas, settling near Era; in spring, 1908, moved to New Mexico; "While a resident of this county, Mrs. VanMeter lived a useful and sacrificial life and the community in which she lived was greatly blessed by her presence. She is survived by four children."   See also Cemetery Record, Cooke County, Texas, p. 401.
                  
Children
Marriage
1
Birth:
8 Oct 1860
Bourbon co, Ky, Usa
Death:
13 Sep 1939
Waco, McLennan co, Tx, Usa
Marr:
8 Oct 1881
Cooke co, Tx, Usa 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   Section 2, row 5, no. 451


Dates of birth and death from records of Greenwood [TX] Cemetery. (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/ ~drycreek/greenwood.htm).

1924: residing in Greenwood, Texas.  The Lordsburg Liberal, September 25, 1924.
                  
2
Birth:
17 Sep 1862
Clark co, Ky, Usa
Death:
Abt 1950
Ks, Usa
Marr:
Abt 1893
 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   In 1924, resided in Kansas City, Missouri.  The Lordsburg [NM] Liberal, September 25, 1924.  Worked for a railroad in Missouri and Kansas; rode in the mail car.  Source, Claude Allan Broun (14Nov2002).  In 1949, resided in Conway Springs, Kansas.  Obituary of brother, Isaac VanMeter, The Lordsburg Liberal, Friday, October 21, 1949.  Apparently died between 1949 and 1953 because he is not listed as a survivor in obituary of brother, Walter VanMeter, but wife, Mrs. J. K. VanMeter, as sister-in-law of Walter, is listed as a survivor.  The Lordsburg Liberal, p. 2, August 7, 1953.

1930 U. S. Census, Conway Twp., Sumner County, Kansas: Jonah VanMeter, age 68, married at age 31, born in Kentucky, both parents born in Kentucky; occupation given as none; wife Myrta, age 57, age 20 at first marriage, born in Kansas, father born in Pennsylvania, mother born in Michigan.
                  
3
Walter Marshall VAN METER
Birth:
17 May 1865
Clark co, Ky, Usa
Death:
1 Aug 1953
Lordsburg, Hidalgo co, Nm, Usa
 
Marr:
 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   1920 U.S. Census for Hidalgo County, New Mexico, Precinct No. 1, Lordsburg, p. 15B, dtd 2-3 Feb 1920; age 53, single, occupation stockman, ranch; living in household of brother, Isaac VanMeter.

Date and place of death from Mountain View Cemetery records, City of Lordsburg, 206 Main St, Lordsburg, NM 88045, (505) 542 3421: Van Meter, Walter Marshall  5/17/1865 8/1/53  (www.rootsweb.com/~nmhidalg/mtviewcem.html).
                  
4
Birth:
5 Oct 1867
Clark co, Ky, Usa
Death:
16 Oct 1949
Lordsburg, Hidalgo co, Nm, Usa
Marr:
 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   1920 U.S. Census for Hidalgo County, New Mexico, Precinct No. 1, Lordsburg, p. 15B, dtd 2-3 Feb 1920; listed as head of household; age 52, single, occupation stockman, ranch.

Date and place of death from Mountain View Cemetery records, City of Lordsburg, 206 Main St, Lordsburg, NM 88045, (505) 542 3421: Van Meter, Isaac 10/5/1867 10/16/49   (www.rootsweb.com/~nmhidalg/mtviewcem.html).

Obituary, The Lordsburg [NM] Liberal, friday, October 21, 1949:"Isaac vanMeter, pioneer rqancher and cattleman, passed away at his home Sunday afternoon, October 16.  He had been in ill health for the past two years.

"Mr. VanMeter was born in Winchester, KY, October 5, 1867, the son of Abram and Elizabeth Kleiser VanMeter.  At the age of nine years, he moved with his parents to Sherman, Texas.  In 1903 he cam eto Gage, NM, where he lived for several years, and where he ranched and drilled wells.  Later he and his brother, Walter, established the VanMeter ranch north of Lordsburg, which they have owned and operated for the past 35 years.

"He is survived by his wife, Mrs. johnnie vanMeter, two brothers, Walter VanMeter of Lordsburg, and J. K. VanMeter of Conway Springs, Kansas; six nephews and two nieces; also one step-daughter and five step-sons by two previous marriages.

"He was a member of the First Methodist church of this city, and an honorary member of the New Mexico Cattle Growers Association.

"Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church, Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Miller H. Stroup officiating, assisted by rev. David E. Moore, pastor of the baptist church.

. . .

"The pall bearers were Rex Kipp, Kelly Phillips, Harry Day, George Cureton, Sherwood Culberson, and Raymond Fuller.

"Honorary pall bearers were Freeman Mcwhorter, Ned Cureton, Charles C. Martin, John Coleman, George Godfrey, and Shelby Phillips.

"Burial was made in the Mountain View cemetery with Heather Mortuary in charge."
                  
5
Elizabeth K. VAN METER
Birth:
17 Sep 1870
Clark co, Ky, Usa
Death:
12 Mar 1884
Cooke co, Tx, Usa
 
Marr:
 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   Date and place of death from Cemetery Record, Cooke County, Texas, p. 401.
                  
6
Anna Rebecca VAN METER
Birth:
17 Jan 1873
Clark co, Ky, Usa
Death:
1 Nov 1892
Era, Cooke co, Tx, Usa
 
Marr:
 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   Date and place of death from Cemetery Record, Cooke County, Texas, p. 401; also in 1892, notice in "Hesperian" [a newspaper in Cooke County, Texas (?)], Nov. 2, 1892, Miss VanMeter, dau. of A. VanMeter, died at Era.
                  
7
Thomas Milton VAN METER
Birth:
4 Jun 1882
Cooke co, Tx, Usa
Death:
31 Mar 1904
Cooke co, Tx, Usa
 
Marr:
 
Individual Information
Notes:
                   Date and place of death, and middle name from Cemetery Record, Cooke County, Texas, p. 401.
                  
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Abraham Van Meter - Anna Elizabeth Kleiser

Abraham Van Meter was born at Clark co, Ky, Usa 20 May 1839. His parents were Isaac Van Meter and Rebecca Cunningham.

He married Anna Elizabeth Kleiser 26 Oct 1859 at Bourbon co, Ky, Usa . Anna Elizabeth Kleiser was born at Bourbon co, Ky, Usa 13 Sep 1839 daughter of Jonas Marks Kleiser and Malita Stapp .

They were the parents of 7 children:
Leta Mary Van Meter born 8 Oct 1860.
Jonas Kleiser Van Meter born 17 Sep 1862.
Walter Marshall Van Meter born 17 May 1865.
Isaac Van Meter born 5 Oct 1867.
Elizabeth K. Van Meter born 17 Sep 1870.
Anna Rebecca Van Meter born 17 Jan 1873.
Thomas Milton Van Meter born 4 Jun 1882.

Abraham Van Meter died 12 Nov 1911 at Lordsburg, Hidalgo co, Nm, Usa .

Anna Elizabeth Kleiser died 11 Sep 1924 at Lordsburg, Hidalgo co, Nm, Usa .

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