My great great grandmother, Harreitte E Neadry, has lived a very interesting life. The daughter of John W Nedry and Elizabeth Sponable. She is the oldest of 5 girls.
I have conflicting information on her birth date, from another's tree that I found on RootsWeb's WorldConnect, she was born Aug 1835.
From her death certificate I have her born 24 August 1836.
In 1850, she was living in Marengo, McHenry, Illionis, USA with her family and it states she was born in Ohio and was 15 years of age, which makes her birth 1835.
On 9 August 1851, she was married to Amos Booth who was at least 10 years her senior in West Point, Lee, Iowa. (taken from Amos's civil war pension file)
In the 1860 Census, she was living in Ripon, Fond du Lac Co, Wisconsin with her husband and two daughters, Martha Jane age 8 and Wilina Ellen age 6. It states she was born in Ohio and is age 25.
In the 1870 Census, she is still living in Ripon, Fond du Lac, Co, Wisconsin with her husband and and three children, Daughter Martha, age 18 and Marth's husband JD Owen age 29 and Marth's son FE age 1, daughter WN age 16 and son Eddie age 1. She is listed as born in Ohio and is age 37.
In the 1880 Census, she as moved to Marengo, McHenry, Illinois and is boarding with the Avery family and her son Edwin, age 10 is living with her. Harriette is 46 years old listed as married and born in Ohio. Her husband Amos is living in a Veterans Home in Milwaukee Wisconsin and is listed as 53, widowed and born in Canada.
On 18 Aug, 1890 while living in Marengo, McHenry Co, Illinois, Harriette applied for the Widows Pension of Amos Booth and claims he died in the Soldiers Home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She collected this pension until Amos filed for his disability pension on 15 Feb 1893. On 1 Sept 1894 her Pension was cut-off because the soldier is still living.
On 23 Nov 1893 Harriette married her second cousin, John S Sponable, son of Andrew and Amada (Buckee) Sponable. She is listed as age 57 which makes her birth years as 1836. She was married in Grandville, Kent Co, Michigan. It states her birth place as Marengo, IL and lists that both parties were married once previously. Her parents are listed as John Neadry and Elizabeth Sponable.
on 27 Oct 1899, Amos Booth (Harriette's 1st husband) died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
On 21 Nov 1899, Harriet reapplied for Widow's Pension. She swears in court that she has not remarried since the death of said Amos H Booth. (Well, I guess this is true, because she remarried before he died).
In the 1900 Census, she is living in Marengo, McHenry, Illinois. It listed her age as 64 with a birth date of Aug 1835 and being born in Ohio. She is listed as a widow who had 4 children and 3 are still living. Living with her is her sister, Louise Nedry age 57, arch 1845, M with 0 children and 0 still living. Also living with her are Frank Owen her son-in-law, age 30, born Dec 1869 and granddaughter Lilian Owen, age 10 born Aug 1889 and grandson Benjamin Booth age 5, born Sep 1895.
In appears in 1900 Census that her 2nd husband, John Sponable might be living in Georgetown, Ottawa, Michigan age 74, born Aug 1825 in NewYork, and he is listed as a Widowed.
On 10, May 1900, Harriette is still applying for her Widow's Pension again Amos Booth and her sisters, Electra M Brown (age 54) and Sarah A Lyons (age 77) swear "that Amos H & Harriet E Booth were never divorced from each other and that the said Harriet E Booth still remains the soliders lawful widow she having not remarried since his death.
On 7 April 1906, John S Sponable (Harriette's 2nd Husband) died in East Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan. at the age of 80 years, 7 months, 30 days.
In the 1910 Census, she is living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her son, Edwin, age 40 with his 2nd wife Alva age 40 who were married for 3 years and her grandson Benjamin age 14. She is listed as age 74 and a widow who had 4 children and 2 are still living.
On 2 March 1916, Harriette died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Her funeral cost were as follows: Casket $75.00, Box $6.00, embalming $10.00, door badge $0.50, Conveyance $3.00 for $94.50 plus Physician's bill of $54.00 and undertaking of $28.50, transportation from Milwaukee (place of death) to Ripon, Wi (burial place) $4.98 for a grand total of $181.98.