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Rev. Philip SURFACE
Mary E. McCAIN
Frances M. DEWEES
Husband:  Philip / Phillip SURFACE / SURFUS / SURFAS / SEARFOSS / ZURFASS / ZERFASS / ZERFACE
Birth:  6 Jan 1841, Union Twp., Montgomery Co., IN
Death:  23 Sep 1907, Jackson Twp., Montgomery Co., IN
Disposition:  buried 24 Sep 1907, Villisca Cemetery, Villisca, Montgomery Co., IA
Occupation:  farmer, minister
Father:  Rev. George4 SURFACE (1805-1879) Adam3, Joh. Ulrick2, Joh. Nicholas Kurt1 ZERFASS (1709-1784) of Rheinland-Pfalz, DEU
Mother:  Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" HOLLOWAY (1809-1886)
Marriage-1:  8 Jan 1863, Montgomery Co., IN
Wife-1:  Mary E. McCAIN
Birth:  1841/2, IN
Death:  7 Jun 1875, IN
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  John McCAIN (1802-1869)
Mother:  Elizabeth YOUNG (1809-1878)
Marriage-2:  5 Nov 1879, Adams Co., IA
Wife-2:  Francis Frances M. DEWIESE / DEWEESE / DEWEES
Birth:  1 Mar 1857, Jefferson Twp., Henry Co., IA
Death:  6 Aug 1909, City of Corning, Quincy Twp., Adams Co., IA
Disposition:  buried 8 Aug 1909, Villisca Cemetery, Villisca, Montgomery Co., IA
Father:  Charles DEWIESE, b. 1829/30, OH
Mother:  Mary GARDNER, b. 1827/8, IA

"Francis" is the male spelling of female given name "Frances."

Children with Mary McCAIN born in Union Twp., Montgomery Co., IN:
1.  Sarepta Luella "Ella" SURFACE, b. Dec 1863; d. 4 Jul 1931, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN
2.  Hanna Minerva "Minnie" SURFACE, b. 24 Feb 1865; d. 27 Jul 1920, Hardy, Humboldt Co., IA
3.  Esther "Effa / Effie" SURFACE, b. Jul 1869; d. 1920
4.  George Andrew SURFACE, b. 6 Jun 1873
5.  Philip O. SURFACE, died in infancy

Sarepta is the Greek form of scriptural name, Zarephath (Luke 4:26); Serepta is a misspelling.

Child with Frances DEWIESE:
5.  Walter Dewees SURACE, b. May 1883, IA; d. 18 Feb 1950, Seattle, King Co., WA
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; DEU, Deutschland, FRG, Germany; USA, US, United States, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, Washington

Sources:

1a.  Indiana Marriage Index, 1800-1941 (online at Ancestry.com):
Philip Surface Mary E McCain 8 Jan 1863 Montgomery Co.

1b.  Iowa Select Marriages, 1758[?]-1996 (online at Ancestry.com):
Phillip Surface Francis Dewers 5 Nov 1879 Adams Co. FHL Film #1035097

2.  1850 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):
  Phillip SURFACE (æ 8, b. IN) is living in Union Twp., Montgomery Co., IN (pp. 394B-395A), with his parents, George SURFACE (æ 45, b. OH) & Elizabeth (æ 40, b. VA), plus siblings.
  Mary E. McCAIN (æ 7, b. IN) is living in Union Twp., Montgomery Co., IN (p. 396B), with her parents, John B. McCAIN (æ 48, b. OH) & Elizabeth (æ 43, b. OH), plus siblings.

3.  1860 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):
  Philip SURFACE (æ 18, b. IN) is living in Union Twp., Montgomery Co., IN (p. 297), with his parents, George SURFACE (æ 55, b. OH) & Elizabeth (æ 51, b. VA), plus siblings.
  Mary E. McCAIN (æ 17, b. IN) is living in Union Twp., Montgomery Co., IN (p. 296), with her parents, John D. McCAIN (æ 50, b. OH) & Elizabeth (æ 51, b. OH), plus siblings.
  Francis M. DEWEES (æ 3, b. IA), was living in Jefferson Twp., Henry Co., IA (PN 13), with her parents, Chs. DEWEES (æ 30, b. OH) & Mary (æ 32, b. IA), plus siblings.

4a.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 117):  Crawfordsville P.O., Union Twp., Montgomery Co., IN, Roll M593_345, p. 212B, PN 6, 43/43, enumerated 13 Jul 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
Surface Philip 29 M W Farmer 800000 80000 Indiana
_______ Mary 28 F W Keeps house     Indiana
_______ Sarepta  6 F W       Indiana
_______ Minerva  4 F W       Indiana
_______ Esther  1 F W       Indiana
_______ Amos 20 M W farm laborer     Ohio
_______ Ellen 21 F W at home     Indiana
_______ David  1 M W       Indiana
Listed next to Philip's parents, George SURFACE (æ 65, b. OH) & Elizabeth (æ 61, b. VA).  One would assume Amos SURFACE is Philip's brother, but he is not among Philip's siblings in earlier censuses.

4b.  1870 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  Frances M. DEWEES (æ 13, b. IA) is living in Quincy, Adams Co., IA (p. 95B), with her parents, Charles B. DEWEES (æ 40, b. OH) & Mary (æ 42, b. NY), plus siblings.

5a.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20 of 21):  Centre Twp., Mills Co., IA, Roll 356, p. 351D, PN 20, SD 3, ED 131, enumerated 29 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 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 10 13 24 25 26
189 189 Surface P W M 37   / Minister Ind Ohi Va
    _______ Francis W F 23 Wife / Keeping House In " Ohi

5b.  1880 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):
  Daughter [Serepta Luella] "Ella" SURFACE (æ 17, b. IN/IN/IN) is living in Vernon, Humboldt Co., IA, as a ward of Isaac B. & Martha DOWNS.

  Daughter [Hanna Minerva] "Minnie" SURFACE (æ 15, b. IN/IN/IN) is living in Vernon, Humboldt Co., IA, with the Leslie & Elizabeth BARTON family.

  Daughter [Esther] "Effa" SURFACE (æ 12, b. IN/IN/IN) and son George [Andrew]  SURFACE (æ 9, b. IN/IN/IN) are living in Greene Twp., Nodoway Co., MO, with the Nathan & Barbara BARTON family.

6.  1890 U.S. Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 U.S. Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 18):  Lincoln Twp., Adams Co., IA, p. 247A, SN 5A, SD 8, ED 6, enumerated 12/13 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 27 28
89 89 Surface Philip Head W M Jan 1841 59 M 20     IN OH VA Farmer 0   Y Y Y R F 85
    _______ Frances M Wife W F Mar 1857 43 M 20 1 1 IA OH NY       Y Y Y      
    _______ Walter D Son W M May 1883 17 S       IA IN IA Farm laborer 0 3 Y Y Y      
    Bristow Howard T Servant W M Aug 1878 21 S       IA IA OH Farm laborer     Y Y Y      

8.  Iowa Deaths and Burials, 1850-1990 (online at Ancestry.com):
Name Phillip Surface Frances M. Surface
Marital Status Married Widowed
Occupation Farmer Housewife
Birth Date 6 Jan 1841 1 Mar 1857
Birth Place Indiana Iowa
Death Date 23 Sep 1907 6 Aug 1909
Death Place Jackson Twp., Montgomery, Iowa Corning, Adams, Iowa
Burial Date 24 Sep 1907 8 Aug 1909
Burial Place Villisca, Montgomery, Iowa Villisca, Iowa
Father Geo. Surface Charley Dewiese
Mother Elizabeth Surface Mary Gardner
FHL Film Number 1481703 1035099
Reference ID p20 cn40 Pg 34 Rn 15

9.  Find-a-Grave: Entries (online at findagrave.com):
Name Rev Phillip Surface Francis M Surface
Birth 6 Jan 1841 4 Mar 1857
Death 28 Sep 1906 6 Aug 1908
Burial Villisca Cemetery,
Villisca, Montgomery Co., IA
Memorial # 1106372341 106372255

10.  Anon.  Wednesday, 25 Sep 1907.  "Died."  Adams County Union-Republican (Corning, Adams Co., IA) Vol. XXXVII, No. 39, p. 1 (online at Ancestry.com):

The journalist got George's middle initial wrong, but Burlington Junction is in Nodaway Co., MO, so we've connected to the correct George SURFACE.

11.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com).

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