Randolph Tanner1

M, #1333, b. 5 April 1829, d. 24 March 1911
Last Edited=7 Mar 2015
     Randolph Tanner, was born on 5 April 1829 at Bedford County, Pennsylvania.2,3,4

Randolph Tanner married Elizabeth Bottenfield, daughter of Rev. Samuel Bottenfield and Margaret Mitchell, on 18 October 1857.5

On 20 June 1860, Randolph Tanner appeared on the United States Census, at Stafford, Monroe County, Ohio.6

In 1880, Randolph Tanner appeared on the United States Census, at Stafford, Monroe County, Ohio, On this census, Randolph Tanner is listed as a carpenter. His son Hiram R. is teaching school. Son Shedrick, it is noted, was born crippled.7

On 2 June 1900, Randolph Tanner appeared on the United States Census, at Little Mackinaw Township, Tazewell County, Illinois, Since 1880 this family apparently moved from Monroe County, Ohio to Tazewell County, Illinois, and instead of farming as in previous years, Randolph is a painter. Sons Thomas and Charles are grocers.8

On 2 May 1910, Randolph Tanner appeared on the United States Census, at Minier, Little Mackinaw Township, Tazewell County, Illinois, In the household is a grandson, Henry R. Freitag, age 9, born in Illinois. Randolph is reported to be a laborer.9

Randolph Tanner died on 24 March 1911 at Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois, at age 81. Obituary states birth year as 1828, headstone has 1829.

Tanner, Randolph Tanner
Source--Delavan Times Tazewell County, Illinois
Published--April 1911
Death of an Aged Citizen from Delavan Times, Tazewell County, IL April 5, 1911
Minier News: - Randolph Tanner was born in Bedford county, Penn April 5, 1828. Died in Bloomington, IL March 24, 1911, aged 82 years, 11 months and 19
days.
His death was due to the infirmities of old age. He has rapidly declined since the recent death of his wife in both mind and body.
The deceased was the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Tanner, who were settlers in Pennsylvania over a hundred years ago. He had five sisters and four brothers, all of whom are dead, he being the last of his family. His sisters all died, before they were thirty years of age. His brothers, Samuel F Tanner, once lived in this community; John R Tanner lived at Canton, IL;and Isaac F Tanner lived at Shepherdstown, WV. His father died when he was only four years old and his mother followed in a few years. With his brother Samuel he moved to Easton, Ohio, and settled in Monroe County about 1848 and when the gold discovery came in 1849 he was one of the first to go. Sailing around Cape
Horn and up the Pacific Ocean landing at San Francisco. He came back home by the way of the Isthmus of Panama. In 1853 he started back to California overland and got as far as Sioux City IA, where he was taken sick and compelled to return. He was married to Elizabeth Bottenfield at Stafford, Ohio, October 18 1858 and to them seven children were born. H R who now lives at Jeanette, PA; Margaret, wife of Oscar P Wilson, who died at Alliance, OH July 29, 1904; SS of this place; Thomas Luther who died at this place Dec 20, 1904; Catharine, wife of CE Flannegan who lives at Wheeling, WV; Laura E, wife of Henry Freitag, who died here June 22, 1901 and Charles E of this place. His wife died here August 16, 1910. He has been a member of the Christian church for over forty years. In politics he was a Republican, having voted for every Republican President from John C Fremont to Wm H Taft. He was a great reader and well informed on current subjects.
The body was brought to Minier Saturday afternoon and the funeral was held at 2:00 Sunday afternoon. The weather was bad, but a great many friends
showed their respect for the deceased and their sympathy for the relatives by their presence at the simple services. Rev L Hadaway of the Christian church spoke feelingly of the long life that had just closed; and afterward the body
was laid to rest in the Minier cemetery.2 and was buried at Minier Cemetery, Minier, Tazewell County, Illinois.2

Children of Randolph Tanner and Elizabeth Bottenfield

Citations

  1. [S61] Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak, compiler, Monroe County Ohio Genealogical Records (Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak: Monroe County Genealogical Society, 1960 - 1986), Vol 8, page 34.. Hereinafter cited as Monroe County Genealogical Records.
  2. [S451] Headstone and Cemetery Collection, Created by: Jim & Lori Rowe, Record added: Dec 13, 2009, Find A Grave Memorial# 45413915., Findagrave.com.
  3. [S1] 1900 United States Census, population schedule, Birth month from this source.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  4. [S35] 1880 United States Census, population schedule; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  5. [S61] Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak, compiler, Monroe County Ohio Genealogical Records (Catharine Foreaker Fedorchak: Monroe County Genealogical Society, 1960 - 1986), Vol 8, page 34. From the 11 Nov 1857 issue of Spirit of Democracy.. Hereinafter cited as Monroe County Genealogical Records.
  6. [S33] 1860 United States Census, population schedule, Stafford, Franklin Township, Monroe County, Ohio, stamped page 257, line 22.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  7. [S35] 1880 United States Census, population schedule, Stafford, Monroe County, Ohio, p. 467C, family 199.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  8. [S1] 1900 United States Census, population schedule, Minier Village, Little Mackinaw Township, Tazewell County, Illinois, Supervisor's District 8, Enumeration District 144, written page 252, line 61.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  9. [S2] 1910 United States Census, population schedule, Minier, Little Mackinaw Township, Tazewell County, Illinois, Supervisor's District 7, Enumeration District 139, sheet 10 B, line 86.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.