The Trisler Family
Station C. Portland
December, 13, 1926.
Roy ( Royal Grover Trisler) Trisler.
Greenwood, Indiana. (Birthplace, Cumberland, Indiana.)
First let me say that we are all well and in good spirits. Hope this
letter will find all of you well and reasonably happy. We had a letter
from Marshall telling us that he saw you and had a good talk
with you and asking us if we could tell about the Haddens.
To start with your father's (Edgar Ellsworth) parents: Martin
Rumsey Trisler and Elizabeth Katherine (Daniel) Trisler
-- often referred to as Cassie or "Aunt Cass.:
When I was a young man I knew Susie Trisler. She was Martin
Trisler's mother. At that time who was a widow. Her
husband was Joseph Trisler, both of them German. But
Joseph Trisler was old Aunt Susie's second husband. Her first
husband was a man by the name of Rhorer. I never knew
him. Rhorer and Aunt Susie had tow sons, Simeon H.
and Simon Dillman Rhorer and a Daughter Katie Rhorer
who married James Wesley Nelson Judd. Uncle Jim Judd was a
school teacher and a very good and successful one for his day and time.
Uncle and Aunt, Jim and Katie, owned a farm near Boggstown when I first knew
them. When I last saw them, my wife, Mary, and I
visited them in 1881. Then they resided in a house they owned in
Fairland. They had two sons, John Wesley and Stephen.
I do not know what became of "Wes", but Stephen became an expert
telegrapher and was at one time chief train dispatcher at the Union Depot at
Indianapolis. Uncle Jim and Aunt Katie had six or seven girls.
Simeon H. Rhorer at one time owned a good farm south of Boggstown,
(southwest) and about a mile east of Uncle Martin Trisler's farm. He and
his wife had four daughters. The two oldest girls married two
brothers, Amos Cleaver and his brother. The two
Cleaver Brothers were good carpenters. They were married in Indiana but
Uncle Simeon and his wife and the Cleavers later moved to Clark Center,
Illinois, (T.O.) a little town of a dozen houses known as Auburn.
There is quite a good sized town in Illinois there now by the name of Auburn in
Sagamon Co. Then Simeon and Aunt Jane had a daughter, Clarinda,
who married a McConnell who owned a farm just across Big
Sugar Creek from Uncle Martin's farm. Sarilda, Uncle Simeon's
youngest girl married Wm. Flood.. Bill Flood, Sarilda and Aunt Jane
Rhorer they were residing in Marshall, Illinois, (Note; Nancy
Boggess Daniel also lived her last days in Marshall, Illinois, died
and is buried there.)
Aunt Elizabeth Catherine Trisler used to write her name Kate E. Trisler.
Her mother was Nancy Daniel and her father was John
Marshall Daniel. Nancy Daniel was Nancy Boggess before she married
John Marshall Daniel. They wee my grandfather and grand mother. The
Boggess' were Virginians. They moved from Virginia to Kentucky in
1802. They moved by flatboat on the Ohio river and on May 12th 1802,
Grandmother Nancy Boggess was born on this flatboat enroute from Wheeling
Virginia to Boonesborough, Kentucky.
There is no Boonesborough, Kentucky, now, but it was near "Big Bone
Lick", famous salt spring somewhere, I suppose, not far from
Covington. Grandmother Daniel's father died when she was quite
young. Lindsey, John, Billey and Harrison
Boggess were her brothers. Lina, Betsey and
Melinda were her sisters. Lina married Joe Boggs
who died of consumption. His farm is where Boggstown, Indiana now
stands. Nancy married John Daniel. They once lived two
miles south of Boggstown, on a good farm the "entered" during Van
Buren's administration about 1833 or 1840.
Linda married John Woods, they owned a farm joining Grandfather
Daniel's farm on the west. They wold out and moved to Iowa. Their
son Harrison Woods, owns a house and a lot in Des Moines,
Note: I found this letter in the Trisler file at the Shelbyville-Shelby
County Library, Genealogy Room. It seems there was originally another
page. At the bottom, Maurice Holmes has written
"From Fay Adams." At the top Maurice has written
"W. A. Crosby 1926 // Wife: Mary // Mother: Henrietta
Daniel Cr?" Someone has written "Henry" in the
margin and drawn an arrow with its tip in front of "Rhorer"
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming