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Costa J. MINNEMEYER
Edith Matilda SMEAR
Head:  Costa J. "Costie" STRUB - MINNEMEYER / MINNEMEIER
Birth:  5 Jan 1882, Marion Co., IN
Death:  7 Jul 1946, Bargersville, Johnson Co., IN
Occupation:  auto worker, guard for Eli Lilly
Military Service:  World War II:  Military Police
Biological Father:  Joseph STRUB
Biological Mother:  Mary C. SWOPE
Adoptive Father:  Charles H. MINNEMEYER
Adoptive Mother:  Elizabeth DUNN
Marriage:  11 Apr 1906
Wife:  Edith Matilda SMEAR
Birth:  7 Oct 1889, IN
Death:  Feb 1974
Last Residence:  Bargersville, Johnson Co., IN
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Chester SMEAR, b. Nov 1864, IN
Mother:  Laura E. __?__, b. Dec 1867, IN
Step-father:  James GAHN, b. 1857/8, IN
Children:
1.  Charles Hollis MINNEMEYER, b. 20 Feb 1907, OK; d. Mar 1987; m. Lela Fern CHITWOOD (b. 29 Mar 1911, Monroe Co., IN; d. 27 Dec 2000); last residence: Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN
2.  Ravena Mae MINNEMEYER, b. 25 Sep 1908, Bridgeport, Marion Co., IN; d. 4 Mar 2001; m. Mr. TRANTER; last residence: Franklin, Johnson Co., IN
3.  Costa Joseph "Costie" MINNEMEYER, b. 27 Apr 1914, Ben Davis, Marion Co., IN possibly in Jackson Twp., Brown Co., IN; d. Feb 1985; last residence: Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN
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Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

3a.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 24 Costa is indexed "Cleta"):  Wayne Twp., Marion Co., IN, Roll T623_391 (Book 1), p. 350A, SN 4, SD 7, Ed 206, enumerated 4 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 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 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
79 81 Minnemeyer Charles Head W M Jul 1839 60 M 35     PA Ger Ger Farmer 0   Y Y Y O F F 109
    __________ Lizzie Wife W F May 1847 53 M 35 4 3 PA PA PA       Y Y Y        
    __________ Costa Son W M Jan 1882 18 S       IN IL IN Bookeeper 0   Y Y Y        
    Abbott May Servant W F Sep 1886 13 S       IN IN IN At school   8 Y Y Y        
    Hupie Charles Servant W M Feb 1884 16 S       IN Ger Ger Farm laborer 6   Y Y Y        
Costa has been adopted by the MINNEMEYERs.  Note that he does not show his parents as born in PA, which he would if he were Charles & Lizzie's son.  However, Costa's father is said to be born in Indiana, not Illinois.

3b.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Edith SMEAR (b. Oct 1889, IN) is living in Anderson City, Anderson Twp., Madison Co., IN (p. 231A), with her parents, Chester SMEAR (b. Nov 1864, IN) and his wife, Laura (b. Dec 1867, IN).

4.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #22 of 26):  National Road, Wayne Twp. (Pct. 8), Marion Co., IN, Roll T624_366 (Part 1), p. 173B, SN 11B, SD 7, ED 29, enumerated 5 May 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1910:  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 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 28
252 254 Minnemeyer Casta Head M W 28 M1 4     IN NY Unk Eng Laborer Automobile works W N 0 Y Y R H
    __________ Edith M Wife F W 21 M1 4 2 2 IN IN IN Eng None         Y Y    
    __________ Hollis Son M W  3 S       OK IN IN   None                
    __________ Ravena M Dau F W 1 6/12 S       IN IN IN   None                
Listed next to Edith's remarried mother, Laura E. (æ 42, b. IN) and her stepfather, James GAHN (æ 52, b. IN).

5.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #17 of 19 indexed "Minninger"):  Lick Creek Road, Jackson Twp., Brown Co., IN, Roll T625_424 (Book 2), p. 23B, SN 9B, SD 80, ED 25, enumerated 26 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1920:  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 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28 29
* Fm 204 204 Minnimeyer Costa Head O M M W 38 M Y Y IN US US Y Farmer Farming OA 183
      __________ Edith Wife     F W 38 M Y Y IN IN IN Y None      
      __________ Charles H Son     M W 12 S Y Y OK IN IN Y None      
      __________ Ravena M Dau     F W 11 S Y Y IN IN IN Y None      
      __________ Costa J Son     M W 5 1/12 S     IN IN IN   None      
      Gahn Laurah M-in-law     F W 52 M Y Y IN IN NY Y None      
*Lick Creek Road

6.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 17):  Morgantown Road, White River Twp., Johnson Co., IN, Roll 596, p. 218A, SN 6A, ED 41-17, SD 11, enumerated 21 Apr 21 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30
* 129 129 Minnemeier Caustie Head R 27 R N M W 48 M 24 N Y IN US US Y Stockroom manager Medical laboratory W Y N
    __________ Edith M Wife         F W 40 M 16 N Y IN IN IN Y Capsule filler Medical laboratory W Y N
    __________ Charles H Son         M W 23 S   Y Y IN IN IN Y None        
    __________ Ravina M Dau         F W 21 D   N Y IN IN IN Y Capsule filler Medical laboratory W Y  
    __________ Caustie J Son         M W 16 S   Y Y IN IN IN Y None        
    Gahn Laura E M-in-law         F W 62 Wd   N Y IN IN NY Y None        
*Morgantown Road

7.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com; missing columns contained no data):
Name Birth Death Last Residence SSN Issued Post-em
Edith MINNEMEYER 07 Oct 1889    Feb 1974 46106 (Bargersville, Johnson, IN) 304-09-4223 IN No
Charles MINNEMEYER 20 Feb 1907    Mar 1987 47401 (Bloomington, Monroe, IN) 280-10-1661 OH No
Ravena M TRANTER 25 Sep 1908 04 Mar 2001 (V) 46131 (Franklin, Johnson, IN) 309-12-0817 IN No
Costa MINNEMEYER 27 Apr 1914    Feb 1985 46227 (Indianapolis, Marion, IN) 317-01-6894 IN No
Lela F. MINNEMEYER 29 Mar 1911 27 Dec 2000 (V) 47408 (Bloomington, Monroe, IN) 311-10-2739 IN No
(V) = (Verified) Report verified with a family member or someone acting on behalf of a family member.

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

9.  Messages posted to the STRUB Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com).

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