John P Wehrly

28 August 1838–13 November 1910 (Age 72)
Preble, Ohio, United States

The Life of John P

When John P Wehrly was born on 28 August 1838, in Preble, Ohio, United States, his father, Johannes S "John" Wehrley, was 36 and his mother, Barbara S Petry, was 36. He married Catherine E. LeMasters on 3 February 1861, in Jay, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Madison Township, Jay, Indiana, United States for about 20 years and Salamonia, Madison Township, Jay, Indiana, United States in 1900. He died on 13 November 1910, in Portland, Wayne Township, Jay, Indiana, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Salamonia Cemetery, Salamonia, Madison Township, Jay, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John P Wehrly
Catherine E. LeMasters
Marriage: 3 February 1861
Rachel Ann Wehrly
Martha G Wehrly
Isabelle Jerusha Wehrly
Joshua I. Wehrly
Eva Dora Wehrly
Luman Walker Wehrly
Mary Alice Cora Wehrly
Alonzo John Wehrly

Spouse and Children


    Catherine E. LeMasters


3 February 1861
Jay, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 3

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 22

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

Swiss German: variant of Wehrle .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John P Whorley in household of John S Whorley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John P Wehrly, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Wehrly, "United States Census, 1880"

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