George W. Faler

George W. Faler

Male 1833 - 1906  (72 years)
Person ID: I12964 


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  • Name George W. Faler  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    Notes 
    • There is some confusion about George Faler and his family. Apparently he first married Mary Bender and had a child Levi and then married Mary Jane Hastings (Sharon Vitter's 3rd great aunt) and had a child Lucinda. He then left Mary Jane (the family story is that he disappeared). Mary Jane remarried. He may have gone back to Mary Bender, because he had more children Luetta and Charles while Mary Jane was remarried to William Morgan.

      Then the story gets more unusual. Apparently George became blind around this time and ended up living in the Adams County Poorhouse starting in the 1870s until his death in 1906. His occupation in the 1990s while he was associated with the Almshouse in Adams County was organ grinder. He apparently married Jane while in the poorhouse (she lived there too) and had son Bert. Later he married a fellow blind person Rebecca Hudson and they had children George Edgar, John Henry, and Rosa.

      See son Bert Faler's profile for more interesting turns.

      In this genealogy, the above instances of George are presumed to be the first person. It is skeptical but seems to be true.

      There was another George Faler in Pennsylvania, who was born in Ohio. Roberta Hime had a friend who tracked down this George Faler in Pennsylvania and confirmed that he was not the same George Faler. There is also evidence online to support that conclusion that he is not the same George Faler. This new George is listed in the 1880 Census as married to Maryann with several children. The birthdate of Maryann does not coincide with Mary Jane Hastings, who in any case had remarried William M. Morgan in 1859. Maryann's parents are listed as from Virginia.
    Born 27 Jul 1833  Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 7, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Feb 1906  Adams County Poor Farm, Gilmer, Adams, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 13
    Buried 6 Feb 1906  Loraine Cemetery, Loraine, Adams, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 13

    Parents

    Family ID: F5730 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father Samuel A. Faler (ID:I16453),   b. 25 Dec 1802, Beaver City, Beaver, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1850, Wayne, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Margaret Ann Fruit (ID:I15042),   b. 1801, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1849, Wayne, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 8 May 1828  Wayne, Wayne, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [23, 24, 25, 26, 27

    Family 1

    Family ID: F24946  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife 1 Jane ? (ID:I33046),   b. Between 1832 and 1833,   d. DECEASED 
    Children 
      1. Charles Edward Faler (ID:I14535),   b. 1863,   d. 1917  (Age 54 years)
      2. Bert Faler (ID:I14536),   b. 2 Jan 1874, Bushnell, McDonough, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1965, Quincy, Adams, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)

    Family 2

    Family ID: F24993  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife 2 Mary Bender (ID:I33044),   b. 1833,   d. DECEASED 
    Married 7 Sep 1851  Summit, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Children 
      1. Levi Faler (ID:I33045),   b. Abt 1851, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED
      2. Luetta Faler (ID:I14534),   b. 1858, Adams, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. DECEASED

    Family 3

    Family ID: F4603  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife 3 Mary Jane Hastings (ID:I12996),   b. 22 Apr 1836, Pickerington, Franklin, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1927, Louisburg, Miami, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1854  Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [28, 29
    Reference Number 132187 
    Children 
      1. Lucinda Caroline Faler (ID:I14248),   b. 9 Jan 1857, Hancock, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1925, Louisburg, Miami, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)

    Family 4

    Family ID: F5216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife 4 Rebecca Hudson (ID:I14546),   b. 3 Sep 1854, Rockport, Spencer, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1936, Bushnell, McDonough, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 20 Mar 1883  Chariton, Lucas, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
      1. George Edgar Faler (ID:I14547),   b. 30 Dec 1887, Bethelhem, Wayne, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1960, Bushnell, McDonough, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
      2. John Henry Faler (ID:I14548),   b. 1892, Hannibal, Marion, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1933, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
      3. Rosa Faler (ID:I14549),   b. 1894, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959  (Age 65 years)

    Other Personal Events

    LifeSketch George was blind from the age of 28 due to smallpox (1880 Census). Died at Adams County Poor Farm in Gilmer Township, Adams County, Illinois and was buried at the Loraine Cemetery in Loraine, Adams, Illinois.  [13
    FSID 2C19-YSG 
    Reference Number 13506 
    Residence 1850  District 101, Wayne, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1880  County Poorhouse, Gilmer, Adams, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 19, 20
    Marital Status: Married 
    Residence Aft 24 Nov 1894  Almshouse, Adams, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Occupation organ grinder (i.e., blind) 
    Residence 1900  Gilmer, Adams, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Columbus vill. (pt.) 
    Residence 1900  County Poorhouse, Gilmer, Adams, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Listed as married for 24 years, which could be cumulative 
    Medical Note Between 1861 and 1906  [4, 19
    Blind from the age of 28 due to smallpox (1880 Census) 
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Jul 1833 - Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - District 101, Wayne, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Sep 1851 - Summit, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jan 1854 - Hancock, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - County Poorhouse, Gilmer, Adams, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Mar 1883 - Chariton, Lucas, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Aft 24 Nov 1894 - Almshouse, Adams, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Gilmer, Adams, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - County Poorhouse, Gilmer, Adams, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Feb 1906 - Adams County Poor Farm, Gilmer, Adams, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Feb 1906 - Loraine Cemetery, Loraine, Adams, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
  • Documents
    Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980 Document
    Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980 Document
    Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division; Akron, Ohio; Volume Number or Range of Dates: Vol A-C,1840-1865; Roll: 0309S - Roll 13
    1880 Census Faler
    1880 Census Faler

  • Source Citations

    1. [S1009] 1850 United States Federal Census, Year: 1850; Census Place: District 101, Wayne, Missouri; Roll: 421; Page: 187B.
      1850 United States Federal Census
      1850 United States Federal Census
      Year: 1850; Census Place: District 101, Wayne, Missouri; Roll: 421; Page: 187B


    2. [S1054] 1910 United States Federal Census, Database online. Year: 1910; Census Place: Date, Texas, Missouri; Roll: T624_826; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 103; Image: 611.
      Record for George W Faller
      1910 United States Federal Census
      1910 United States Federal Census
      Database online. Year: 1910; Census Place: Date, Texas, Missouri; Roll: T624_826; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 103; Image: 611.


    3. [S1011] 1880 United States Federal Census, Database online. Year: 1880; Census Place: Dinsmore, Shelby, Ohio; Roll: 1066; Family History Film: 1255066; Page: 86B; Enumeration District: 209; Image: 0274.
      Record for George Faler
      1880 United States Federal Census
      1880 United States Federal Census
      Database online. Year: 1880; Census Place: Dinsmore, Shelby, Ohio; Roll: 1066; Family History Film: 1255066; Page: 86B; Enumeration District: 209; Image: 0274.


    4. [S1251] Find A Grave, George W. Faler.
      George was blind from the age of 28 due to smallpox (1880 Census). Died at Adams County Poor Farm in Gilmer Township, Adams County, Illinois and was buried at the Loraine Cemetery in Loraine, Adams, Illinois.

      Mary Jane was married first to George W. Faler in 1854. Their daughter was Lucinda Faler (Mem. #28430555), who married William Hopkins Morgan (Mem. #41621635). Mary Jane married second to William Meredith Morgan.
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/82713663?search=true

    5. [S1177] Iowa, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2000;).

    6. [S1269] FamilySearch Family Tree, (Name: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA;), "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q288-NRW9 : 28 November 2018), George Faler in entry for Bert Faler and Liola Swisher, 11 Aug 1895; citing Concord Township, Adams, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,845,385.
      George Faler in entry for Bert Faler and Liola Swisher, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
      https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q288-NRW9

    7. [S1269] FamilySearch Family Tree, (Name: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA;), "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSSM-9H4 : accessed 3 May 2020), George W Failer, Gilmer township Columbus vill. (pt.), Adams, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 108, sheet 5B, family 68, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,235.
      George W Failer, "United States Census, 1900"
      https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSSM-9H4

    8. [S1269] FamilySearch Family Tree, (Name: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA;), "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXGH-VKW : 6 November 2017), George W Faler in entry for George E Faler and May Young, 01 Oct 1904; citing Hancock, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,533,537.
      George W Faler in entry for George E Faler and May Young, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
      https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXGH-VKW

    9. [S1269] FamilySearch Family Tree, (Name: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA;), "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KFK7-W6X : 5 November 2017), George W. Faler in entry for George E. Faler and May Young, 01 Oct 1904; citing Hancock, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 954,181.
      George W. Faler in entry for George E. Faler and May Young, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
      https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KFK7-W6X

    10. [S1269] FamilySearch Family Tree, (Name: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA;), "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXGQ-WKL : 6 November 2017), George Faler and Mary Jane Hastings, 27 Jan 1854; citing Hancock, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,532,999.
      George Faler, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
      https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXGQ-WKL

    11. [S1269] FamilySearch Family Tree, (Name: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA;), "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXG3-17R : 6 November 2017), George Faler and Mary Jane Hastings, 27 Jan 1854; citing Hancock, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,532,999.
      George Faler, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
      https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VXG3-17R

    12. [S1269] FamilySearch Family Tree, (Name: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA;), "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KFK3-5S6 : 5 November 2017), George Faler and Mary Jane Hastings, 27 Jan 1854; citing Hancock, Illinois, United States, county offices, Illinois; FHL microfilm 954,177.
      George Faler, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
      https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KFK3-5S6

    13. [S1269] FamilySearch Family Tree, (Name: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA;).
      Legacy NFS Source: George Faler - Government record: burial: 6 February 1906; Loraine, Adams, Illinois, United States

    14. [S621] Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division; Akron, Ohio; Volume Number or Range of Dates: Vol A-C,1840-1865; Roll: 0309S - Roll 13.
      Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980 Document
      Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980 Document
      Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division; Akron, Ohio; Volume Number or Range of Dates: Vol A-C,1840-1865; Roll: 0309S - Roll 13


    15. [S386] Ohio 1910 Census Miracode Index, National Archives and Records Administration, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2000;), Database online.
      Record for G

    16. [S1239] 1900 United States Federal Census, Database online. Year: 1900; Census Place: Dinsmore, Shelby, Ohio; Roll: T623_1321; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 96.
      Record for George Faler
      1900 United States Federal Census
      1900 United States Federal Census
      Database online. Year: 1900; Census Place: Dinsmore, Shelby, Ohio; Roll: T623_1321; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 96.


    17. [S1251] Find A Grave.

    18. [S1011] 1880 United States Federal Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Gilmer, Adams, Illinois; Roll: 174; Page: 141C; Enumeration District: 009.
      1880 United States Federal Census
      1880 United States Federal Census
      Year: 1880; Census Place: Gilmer, Adams, Illinois; Roll: 174; Page: 141C; Enumeration District: 009


    19. [S1172] 1880 United States Federal Census (for Deaf, Homeless, etc), George Faler.
      George was blind from the age of 28 due to smallpox (1880 Census)
      https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/1634/31999_217631-00049?pid=137311&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D1634%26h%3D137311%26tid%3D168663339%26pid%3D252189908898%26hid%3D1041202545906%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTXi27%26_phstart%3Ddefault%26usePUBJs%3Dtrue%26currentPageIsStart%3D&treeid=168663339&personid=252189908898&hintid=1041202545906&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TXi27&_phstart=default&usePUBJs=true&_ga=2.181273447.1920512867.1586309960-929872309.1582346831&_gac=1.15804740.1587055633.CjwKCAjwhOD0BRAQEiwAK7JHmCBRV46oLjXCODnXH6Uwv36BCH7q1WSH7dmGFeYTP31Mnh5C7sTvLxoCtRYQAvD_BwE
      1880 Census Faler
      1880 Census Faler


    20. [S1172] 1880 United States Federal Census (for Deaf, Homeless, etc), Illinois State Archives; Springfield, Illinois; U.S. Federal Census - 1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes; Year: 1880.
      U.S. Federal Census - 1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes  Document
      U.S. Federal Census - 1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes Document
      Illinois State Archives; Springfield, Illinois; U.S. Federal Census - 1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes; Year: 1880


    21. [S1225] Almshouse Register, Adams County, Illinois, George Faler.
      64 years old, resident since 24 Nov 1894

    22. [S1239] 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Gilmer, Adams, Illinois; Roll: T623 235; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 108.
      Name: George W Failer
      Birth Date: abt 1834
      Birth Place: Indiana
      Residence Date: 1900
      Residence Place: Gilmer, Adams, Illinois
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1900usfedcen&h=9814156&ti=0&indiv=try
      1900 United States Federal Census
      1900 United States Federal Census
      Year: 1900; Census Place: Gilmer, Adams, Illinois; Roll: T623 235; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 108.


    23. [S507] Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;).

    24. [S421] Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941, Ancestry.com, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - Works Progress Administration, comp. Index to Marriage Records Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940.Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research, comp. Electroni;), Book: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT; Page: 1838642 - 1838643.

    25. [S1167] Wayne County, Indiana, Marriage Records, 1811-1903, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Lehi, UT, USA; Date: 2019;), Wayne County Indiana Government; Richmond, Indiana; Wayne County Indiana Marriage License Database.

    26. [S631] Indiana, Marriages Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014;).

    27. [S1166] Indiana, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1892, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;).

    28. [S905] Marriage Records, Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
      https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=61370&h=900385377&indiv=try

    29. [S1251] Find A Grave, Mary Jane Hastings Morgan.
      Mary Jane was married first to George W. Faler in 1854. Their daughter was Lucinda Faler (Mem. #28430555), who married William Hopkins Morgan (Mem. #41621635). Mary Jane married second to William Meredith Morgan.
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/164487667/mary-jane-morgan