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Henry FEIK
Catharine KELLER
Minerva CUPP
Husband:  Heinrich "Henry" FEIK / FEIGH 
Birth:  18 Mar 1827, Hesse-Darmstadt [Germany]
Death:  15 Dec 1900, Accident, Garrett Co., MD yes, "Accident" is really a place!
Migration:  1842, to America
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  Konrad / Conrad / Coonrod FEIK
Mother:  Ann Marguerite FEIDLER
Marriage-1:  1850-51
Wife-1:  Catharine KELLER
Birth:  28 Sep 1828/29/30, PA
Death (in childbirth):  8 Feb 1856, Accident, Allegany [now Garrett] Co., MD
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Benjamin KELLER
Mother:  Mary __?__

Secondary sources say KIMMEL, but the 1850 census says KELLER.  Note that Jacob CUPP, of Preston Co., (W)VA, married a Clemena KELLER

Marriage-2:  15 Oct 1856, Allegany [now Garrett] Co., MD
Wife-2:  Minerva/Manerva CUPP
Birth:  5 Aug 1831, VA [now Preston Co., WV]
Death:  11 Mar 1912, Accident, Garret Co., MD
Occupation:  homemaker
Children with Catharine KELLER born in Accident, Allegany [now Garrett] Co., MD:
1.  Mary Elizabeth FEIK, b. 1 Sep 1851
2.  Jacob FEIK, b. 14 Oct 1853
3.  Benjamin FEIK, b. 8 Feb 1856
Children with Minerva CUPP born in Accident, Allegany [now Garrett] Co., MD:
1.  Sarah Ellen FEIK, b. 4 Aug 1857
2.  John Luther FEIK, b. 6 Dec 1858
3.  Jeremiah FEIK, b. 10 Apr 1861
4.  Daniel FEIK, b. 8 Apr 1863; d.s.p. bef. 1870
5.  Jonas FEIK, b. 23 Jan 1866
6.  Catharine Ann "Kate" FEIK, b. 25 Jan 1868
7.  George Washington FEIK, b. 8 Jul 1870


Source (n.b., Garrett Co., MD, was formed in 1872 from Allegany Co., MD, which county is adjacent to Preston Co., WV):

1a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1850 (Broderbund CD-317):
1850 Feigh, Henry MD Allegany Co. 2nd E.D. p. 38
1850 Cupp, Minerva VA [now WV] Preston Co. 45th Dist. p. 437

1b.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #40 of 46):  U.S. E.D. 2, Allegany Co., MD, p. 38B, 576/578, enumerated 7 Aug 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Benjamin Keller 56 M Farmer 1500 Pa
Mary        " 58 F     "
Henry Feigh 28 M Laborer   Germany
George Keller 23 M     Pa
Catharine " 21 F     "
Wm        " 18 M     "

1c.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #200 of 278):  45th District, Preston Co., VA [now WV], p. 437B, 1117/1117, enumerated 30 Sep 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Andrew Chidister 55 M Farmer 4400 Md
Christena  " 54 F     Va
George     " 16 M Laborer   "
Zachus     " 14 M     "
Isaiah     " 12 M     "
Minerva Cupp 19 F     "
Isaac Chidister 18 M Laborer   "
I haven't figured out Minerva's relationship to this family, however, Christina (HARTMAN) CHIDISTER's mother was a KELLER, so I suspect Minerva is more than just hired help. 

2.  1860 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #15 of 44):  Selbysport, District No. 2, Allegany Co., MD, p. 601, PN 244, 1805/1721, enumerated 5 Dec 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Henry Fratz 35 M   Laborer 800 155 Germany
Minerva  " 35 F         Virginia
Mary     "  8 F         Maryland
Jacob    "  6 M         "
Benjamin "  4 M         "
Sarah    "  2 F         "
John     "  1 M         "
Living next door to Leonard "FRATZ" (æ 46, b. Germany).

3.  1870 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #3 of 26):  Accident P.O., Election District No. 11, Allegany Co., PA, p. 301A, PN 3, 17/17, enumerated 6 Jul 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Feik Henry 45 M W Farmer 1000 707 Hess Darmst
____ Minerva 37 F W Keeps House     West Va
____ Mary E 18 F W       Maryland
____ Jacob 16 F W Farm Work     Do
____ Banjamin 14 M W Farm Work     Do
____ Sarah 11 F W       Do
____ John 10 M W       Do
____ Jeremiah  9 M W       Do
____ Jonas  4 M W       Do
____ Catherine  2 F W       Do
On p. 300A (2/2) is Lenhart FRATZ (æ 57, b. Bavaria) and now we know how Henry's name got screwed up in 1860.

4.  1880 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #13 of 46):  Accident Dist., Garrett Co., MD, p. 338A, PN 13, SD 3, ED 98, enumerated 9/10 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 21 22 23 24 25 26
105 106 Feik Henry W M 53     / Farmer       Germany Germany Germany
    ____ Manerva W F 48 Wife   / Keeping house   / / Va Va Va
    ____ Jonas W M 15 Son /   At home /     Md Germany Va
    ____ Kate W F 12 Daughter /   At home /     Md Germany Va
    ____ George W M  9 Son /     /     Md Germany Va

5.  1890 Census:  was destroyed.

6.  1900 Census Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #14 of 26):  Accident, Election District No. 5, Garrett Co., MD, p. 74B, SN 7B, SD 4, ED 41, enumerated 16 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 22 23 24 27
119 125 Feigh Henry Head W M Mar 1827 73 M 44     Ger Ger Ger 1842 57 Na Retired Farmer Y Y Y H
    _____ Menervia Wife W F Aug 1831 68 M 44 7 6 WV WV WV         Y N Y  

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