10. William Henry Jerome WHITE
was born on Dec 19 1817 in Germanton, N.C. (Stokes County). He died on
Aug 28 1856 in West Salem, Ill.. He was buried in Moravian Cemetary; West Salem,
Illinois. William was received as a member of the Moravian Congregation by baptism
in 1843. William H. (age 34); wife, Luzetta C. (age 33); sons, Amos Benjamin
(age 1) and George H. (age 4); and daughter, Emily Cornealia (age 5) were listed
in the 1850 Census as residents of Davison County, North Carolina. William's
occupation was listed as shoemaker and their property was owned with a listed
value of $200.00. William and his wife were both listed as being born in North
Carolina. Both of their Fathers were listed as being born in Pennsylvania.
Some time after the 1850 Census, William loaded his young family into a wagon
and headed north through Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois.
He was married to Lisette Cornealia BEITEL (daughter of
Wilhelm Freidrich BEITEL and Maria Magdalena FREY) on Sep
27 1843 in North Carolina. Lisette Cornealia BEITEL
was born on Feb 13 1820 in Christiansbrunn, PA (Northhampton Co.). She died
in Hope, Indiana. She was buried in Moravian Cemetary; Hope, Indiana. Lisetta's
birthplace of Christianbrunn means "Christian's Spring" and is better
known in Pennsylvania as Christian Springs. It was located in Upper Nazareth
Township, in Northampton County near where Nazareth, Pennsylvania is today.
Lisette died in Hope, Indiana and was buried in the Moravian Cemetery there.
Lisette came from very good stock. Her family started in this country in the
person of Martin F. FREY who came to the U.S. on the ship "Myrtilla"
on Sept. 21, 1765. His lineage to Lisette is as follows:
Martin F. FREY married Maria Magdalena SCHERER.
children; John FREY born Jul 28, 1781 and Maria Magdalena FREY born Mar
Maria Magdalena FREY married Wilhelm Fredrich BEITEL.
children; Lisette Cornealia BEITEL
The Beitel's and Frey's were listed in the congregational records for the Moravian
Church in the Northern Jurisdiction in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Records have
been found with the spelling of Lisetta's surname to be Beitle, Beitel, Bytel,
Bietel and Beittel. Lisetta has been spelled as Lucetta, Lisita and Luzetta.
When William died in August of 1856, Lisetta must have been one or two months
pregnant (the infant was born March of 1857). The pregnant Lisetta loaded up
the children, Emily was 11, George was 10 and Amos was 7, and headed back to
Hope, Indiana where the infant was born on March 8th 1857. The baby only lived
two days and was buried in the Moravian Cemetery in Hope, Indiana. Lisetta
was listed in the 1860 Indiana Census as age 40, born in Pennsylvania and occupation
as Seamstress with Emily C. age 14, George H. age 12, Amos B. age 10 all born
in North Carolina and Mary F. age 5 born in Illinois. She was listed in the
1870 Indiana Census for Bartholomew County as Lizetta age 50 born in Pennsylvania
with son Amos age 20 born in North Carolina, occupation listed as Loom Boss,
and Mary age 15 born in Illinois and listed as attending school. Little else
is know of Lisetta from 1857 until she married Nathaniel Thomas Fetter in 1871.
This is the same Nathaniel T. Fetter that witnessed the marriage bond for William
and Lisetta back in 1843. It is not known if he was with them on the trip from
North Carolina, if he had left earlier or if he came later. Sometime prior to
the marriage to Mr. Fetter, a new brick home was constructed for Lisetta in Hope,
Indiana and a brick mason was hired by the family to lay the brick. The brick
mason was Benjamin Keller from Cincinnati, Ohio. The story as told by Lisetta's
great grandson, Andrew Benjamin White, is that while Benjamin was working on
the new home, he fell in love with Lisetta's daughter Emily and they were wed
in late 1863. When Ben came to work he often brought his younger sister Mary
Anna Keller along with him. During the course of construction Lisetta's son
Amos and Mary Anna fell in love, they continued their courtship and were wed
in early 1874.
William Henry Jerome WHITE and Lisette Cornealia BEITEL had the following children:
Emily Cornealia WHITE.
George Henry WHITE.
Amos Benjamin WHITE.
John Evander WHITE was born on Jul 18 1852 in West Salem, Ill.. He died
on Nov 18 1853 in West Salem, Illinois. He was buried in Moravian Cemetary;
West Salem, Illinois.
Mary Frances WHITE.
Infant WHITE was born on Mar 8 1857 in Hope, Indiana. He died on Mar 10
1857 in Hope, Indiana. He was buried in Moravian Cemetary; Hope, Indiana. Infant
White was born eight months after the death of his father William. His mother
Lisette left West Salem, Ill after the death of William in August of 1856 and
Infant White was born at Hope Indiana in March of 1857. He only lived two days
and was not named.