Descendants of Thomas Solomon Aaron


Generation No. 1

1.  THOMAS SOLOMON1 AARON was born 1751.  He married ELIZABETH REINSEL.  She was born Abt. 1755.

Notes for THOMAS SOLOMON AARON:
[Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]

WHO WAS THOMAS AARON AND WHERE DID HE COME FROM?
(Source: The Aarons of Crates PA compiled by Catherine and Paul Shannon)
  The names of the founding parents of our American clan of Aarons are found on one document: the baptismal record
of George Aaron, in Father Helbron's Greensburg Records (published by the Catholic Historical Society of
Philadelphia).  "1801 Aaron (Ahren) George, of Thomas and Elizabeth Aaron, Born 9 September, baptized 1 November.  
Sponsors: George Ruffner and Mary Brown."
  Family tradition supplies Elizabeth Aaron's maiden name - Elizabeth Reinsel - of Lebanon County, Pa.
 There are various stories passed down from generation to generation, as yet, there are no facts to accurately tell us
which is the true story.  Here are but a few accounts:

#1     Aaron Genealogist James McDonald wrote August 14, 1946, "Now a Father Wursch, who was at Crates, told Tom
Aaron he didn't spell the name right.  It should be Ahren, and said if he lived in Germany he would be very proud of the
name!  I am rather inclined to agree with him as I could find no Aarons coming over on any boat, but I did find Ahren!  
Now here is the dope! This first Aaron, Thomas, ran away from his father and without permission of the German Govt.   
Came over here to get out of serving in the army.  He landed in Philadelphia without money or friends and got a job with
some surveyors who were surveying the wilds of Pa. at that time.  This may account for the "pack on his back" that he
carried?  He was the son of a Bavarian Baron or landowner!?  Well he married a woman from Lebanon Co., Pa., an
Elizabeth Reinsel, and I am trying to find out if he was married in Lebanon Co. or Philadelphia or Germantown.
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#2     Information about Aaron heritage as told by Gertrude Susanna Aaron Coyne, aged 88 years, at San Antonio,
Texas, June, 1961:     My great, great grandfather (Thomas Aaron) came to this country with Prince Galitzen, who later
studied in Baltimore and became a priest.  He was a Russian who migrated to America for religious freedom, bringing
with him families from Bavaria and France.  The town of Galitzen, Pa. is named for him.  Thomas Aaron and his wife
Elizabeth, came from Bavaria to Pennsylvania.
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#3     Father Thomas Middleton, an Augustinian historian, states a belief that the Germans who settled Crates originated
along the Rhine river.  A descendent of George Timothy Aaron and Ellen Hanrahan tells that she grew up believing that
the Aarons had a castle on the Rhine - The Castle of Ahren.
There is an Ehrenberg Castle (Ruins) just outside of Ruette, Austria. The castle was built in 1290 and is over 700 years
old.
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#4     One myth concerning Thomas Aaron is that two brothers came to America.  Perhaps James Joseph Arentz was the
other brother.
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#5     A belief exists, particularly strong among the mid-western  and western relatives, that Thomas Aaron was of Jewish
origin and that he converted to Catholicism in America, perhaps at the time of his marriage to Elizabeth.  At the time of
the conversion, he changed his name from Solomon to Thomas.  Don Aaron, of Leavenworth, Kansas, tells that his
grandmother had a bible  which was shown to him to prove that he, Don, had Jewish blood in him.  The only problem is
that the Bible has disappeared and cannot be used for proof.  It is possible that such a Bible could have been carried
west by Thomas' son George, when he and his wife Margaret Ruffner Aaron, migrated to Kansas with several of his
children.  George and his wife returned, but the children stayed to make new homes for themselves.
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#6     James McDonald, of Boonton, N.J. says the name Aaron is Hebrew meaning "scholar", and that our Aarons were
originally Jews but converted to Christianity in 1546.
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#7     Another tale told is that Thomas Aaron was the son of a German Baron, and that he came to America at the age of
17 years, perhaps incognito, without the consent of his parents, or the German government, to avoid military service.  
Assuming that Thomas was about 20 years old when his son, Joseph, was born in 1783, then Thomas was born about
1763.

Thomas and Elizabeth Aaron lived for a time in an area called Goshenhoppen, Berks County, Pennsylvania (today Baily,
PA).  They moved west in search for frontier land.  Their search ended, for a time, at a place in western Pennsylvania
known as Redbank, later Aarondale, and still later Crates.  The land was just opening up for settlement, and they and
their friends and neighbors from Westmoreland County came and formed a Catholic community.  The community
centered around their Church, St. Nicholas of Tolentino, and the cemetary.  Both were established on land donated and
deeded by Aarons and Crates.  Church records have proved to be the most fruitful source of information about the
Aarons and are the primary sources for the first four generation of this genealogy.  

-Source-AARONS  OF CRATES, PA. 1820 T0 1980, COMPILED BY CATHERINE AND PAUL B. SHANNON

Prince GallitzinPrince Gallitzin State Park is named for Father Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin. Born in Holland
(Netherlands) on December 22, 1770, he was the only son of Prince Dimitri Alexievitch Gallitzin, Russian Ambassador to
Holland, and his wife Amalia Von Schmettau Gallitzin.

In 1792, young Gallitzin arrived in the United States and became intrigued at the contrast between the terrible social and
political state of France and the civil and religious liberty that had become fundamental principles in the social structure
of the new country. He determined to devote his life to being a Catholic priest and entered the Sulpician Seminary in
Baltimore. On March 18, 1795 Gallitzin was ordained and has the distinction of having been the first person in the United
States upon whom the full Orders of the priesthood were conferred. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States
and was first assigned to the Conewago mission near the Susquehanna River and south of present day Harrisburg.

Prince Gallitzin, the son of Russian nobility, played an important role in the settling of central and northern Cambria
County. There were a large number of widely scattered farms throughout the region. Father Gallitzin was responsible for
establishing the first Catholic Church between the Susquehanna and the Mississippi (St. Michael’s Parish) and the town
of Loretto. He arranged the construction of a gristmill, tannery and sawmill. He taught children and for many others he
was their doctor, lawyer and banker.

Father Gallitzin never returned to his homeland and died in Loretto on May 6, 1840. His contributions are remembered
in several place names in Cambria County, including the town of Gallitzin, Gallitzin Springs, as well as Prince Gallitzin
State Park. Father Gallitzin, for all his great deeds and hard work helping the settlers of the region, will forever be known
as the “Apostle of the Alleghenies.”


    
Children of THOMAS AARON and ELIZABETH REINSEL are:
    i.        PETER SAMUEL2 AARON, b. Abt. 1777.
             More About PETER SAMUEL AARON:
             Residence: Went "WEST"?

   ii.        BENJAMIN AARON, b. Abt. 1779; d. In Childhood.
  iii.        ELIZABETH AARON, b. Abt. 1781; m. JACOB BRINKLEY.
2.   iv.        JOSEPH AARON, b. 1783, Goshenhoppen, Berks County, Pennsylvania (today Baily, PA); d. 1857.
3.    v.        THOMAS AARON, b. 1787; d. 1860.
4.    vi.        DANIEL AARON, b. 1797; d. 1879.
5.   vii.        GEORGE AARON, b. 09 Sep 1800; d. 1882, Crates, Pennsylvania.
6.   viii.        CONRAD AARON, b. 1793; d. 23 Jan 1859, Crates, PA No Marker-Death registar of St. Nicholas Church,
Crates, PA.


Generation No. 2

2.  JOSEPH2 AARON (THOMAS SOLOMON1) was born 1783 in Goshenhoppen, Berks County, Pennsylvania (today
Baily, PA), and died 1857.  He married MARGARET TOPPER 1813.  She was born 1782, and died 1859.
    
Children of JOSEPH AARON and MARGARET TOPPER are:
    i.        MARY MARGARET3 AARON, b. 29 Dec 1818.

Notes for MARY MARGARET AARON:
Father Peter Helbrons register
ARON, Mary Margaret, of Joseph and Margaret Aron, b 29 Dec 1818, bapt 25 Apr 1819. Sponsors, Thomas and Susan
Aron.



    ii.        CATHARINE AARON, b. 20 Apr 1815.

Notes for CATHARINE AARON:
Father Peter Hebrons Register
ARON, Catharine, of Joseph Aron and Margaret, his wife, b 20 April, bapt by the same 21 May 1815. Sponsors Henry
Reinzel and Elizabeth, his wife.




3.  THOMAS2 AARON (THOMAS SOLOMON1) was born 1787, and died 1860.  He married SUSANNA (SUZIE)
CYPHERT 09 May 1815.  She was born 1794, and died 1869.

Notes for THOMAS AARON:
FATHER PETER HELBRON'S GREENSBURG, PA REGISTERS

ARRON, Thomas, 9 May 1815, to Susan Seyfert.

More About THOMAS AARON:
Military service: Bet. 20 Nov - 04 Dec 1814, War of 1812, discharged at Slatler's Tavern, Allegheny Mountain, Pa.
    
Children of THOMAS AARON and SUSANNA CYPHERT are:
    i.        JAMES C.3 AARON, b. 13 Feb 1815; d. 26 Aug 1893; m. MARGARET OSBORN, 12 Sep 1839; b. 16 Jun 1815;
d. 26 Aug 1893.
    ii.        WILLIAM AARON, b. 10 Mar 1818; d. 05 Jul 1893; m. MARGARET HEIST, 11 Apr 1845; b. Aug 1825; d. 31
Dec 1851.

Notes for WILLIAM AARON:
FATHER PETER HELBRON'S GREENSBURG, PA REGISTERS

ARON, William, of Thomas and Susan Aron, b 10 March, bapt 12 Apr 1818. Sponsors Thomas and Catharine Aron.



More About WILLIAM AARON:
Baptism: 12 Apr 1818

    iii.        ELIZABETH AARON, b. 1819; d. 11 Aug 1854.
    iv.        THOMAS AARON, b. 11 Apr 1820; m. (1) ANN WARNICK; m. (2) CATHERINE OSBORN.

Notes for THOMAS AARON:
FATHER PETER HELBRON'S GREENSBURG, PA REGISTERS


ARON, Thomas, of Thomas and Susan Aron, b 11th of this month, bapt 30 Apr 1820. Sponsors George Aron and
Elizabeth Seifert.

    v.        SOLOMON AARON, b. Abt. 1825; d. Abt. 1880; m. ANNA MAGDALENA HENRY, Abt. 1850.


4.  DANIEL2 AARON (THOMAS SOLOMON1) was born 1797, and died 1879.  He married MARY MAGDALENE
CYPHERT 24 Nov 1818.  She was born 1798, and died 1871.

Notes for DANIEL AARON:
FATHER PETER HELBRON'S GREENSBURG, PA REGISTERS

ARON, Daniel, 24 Nov 1818 to Mary Seifert; witnesses Thomas Aron and Daniel Kreth. C.B. Maguire, Pastor.


    
Children of DANIEL AARON and MARY CYPHERT are:
    i.        THOMAS3 AARON, b. 02 Apr 1819.

Notes for THOMAS AARON:
FATHER PETER HELBRON'S GREENSBURG, PA REGISTERS

ARON, Thomas, of Daniel and Mary Aron, b 2 April, bapt 22 Apr 1819. Sponsors Thomas and Catharine Aron.

    ii.        PHILIP CYPHERT AARON, b. 23 Feb 1823.

Notes for PHILIP CYPHERT AARON:
Father Peter Helbrons register
ARON, Philip Ciphert, of Daniel and Mary Magdalen Aron, b 23 Feb of this year, bapt by same 31 Mar 1823. Sponsors
Patrick Donaghy and Eleanor McGirr.



    iii.        JOHN AARON, b. 05 Oct 1820.

Notes for JOHN AARON:
Father Peter Helbrons register
ARON, John, of Daniel and Mary Aron, b 5 Oct, bapt 9 Dec 1820. Sponsors George Aron and Margaret Rufner.


5.  GEORGE2 AARON (THOMAS SOLOMON1) was born 09 Sep 1800, and died 1882 in Crates, Pennsylvania.  He
married MARGARET RUFFNER 12 Jul 1822, daughter of CHRISTIAN RUFFNER and MARGARET COON/KUHN.  She
was born 24 Dec 1799, and died 19 Apr 1900 in Crates, Pennsylvania.


































Notes for GEORGE AARON:
[Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]
Father Peter Helbrons Register
ARON, George, 12 July 1822 to Margaret Ruffener; witnesses Jacob Coon and Joseph Aron.

George Aaron was a 7th son.  He came from Westmoreland County, PA between 1820 and 1823.  Later he moved to
Leavenworth, KS, but returned to Pennsylvania, both husband and wife are buried at Crates.
Margaret Ruffner Aaron died at the home of her daughter, Sybilla Aaron Burgoon in Pittsburgh.

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT   In the name of God Amen.  I George Aaron in the Township of
                  OF                        Limestone County of Clarion and State of Pennsylvania being
GEORGE AARON, DECD.           of sound mind and memory and considering the uncertainty of this frail and transitory
life do therefore make ordain publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament.
 First afer all my lawful debts are paid and discharged the residue of my estate I give bequeath and dispose of as
follows to wit:
 To my son Joseph I give and bequeath my farm with all its appurtenances upon which I now reside upon the payment
of Fifteen hundred Dollars.  Seven Hundred and fifty dollars at the end of five years after my death and the balance at
the end of seven years after my death without interest.  To my beloved wife Margaret all the authority and privileges that
I would have if living.  And to the children of my daughter Lucinda O'Neil who is now dead I bequeath one tenth of all my
personal property and money which I may be possessed of at the time of my decease.  And to the children of my son
Francis who is now also dead I give and bequeath  one twentieth of my personal property and money And amongst my
eight remaining children that is to say my sons James, Thomas, George, Sylvester, John, and Joseph and my daughters
Margaret and Sybilla I direct the balance of my personal property and money to be divided equally.  Likewise I make
constitute and appoint my sons Sylvester and Joseph Aaron to be Executors of this my last Will and Testament.
 Given under my hand and seal this Twenty fourth day of June in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and
eighty.

Signed, Sealed and Delivered in                                                                                  George Aaron, Seal
Presence of Henry Cyphert
                 J. T. Aaron
                 R. P. Miller

WHEREAS, I George Aaron of the Township of Limestone in the County of Clarion and State of Pennsylvania, have
made my last Will and Testament in writing being dated the twenty fourth day of June in the year of our Lord one
thousand eight hundred eighty and by which I have given and bequeathed to my son Joseph, my farm upon which I now
reside with all its appurtenances upon the payment of Fifteen Hundred Dollars as follows: seven hundred and fifty
dollars at the end of five years after my death and the balance seven years after my death wit interest.
  Now, therefore, I do by this my writing which I hereby declare to be a codicil to my said last Will and Testament and to
be taken as a part thereof, order and declare that my will is that my son Joseph should have no power or authority to
sell or convey  the said farm as long as my beloved wife, Margaret, shall live.  And it is further my will that if my said son,
Joseph, sell and convey the said farm after the death of my beloved wife, Margaret, that the said sum of Fifteen
Hundred Dollars shall not remain as a lien against said farm, but held as a lien against any property or real estate that
he may have thereof  with the proceeds of the sale of the said farm which I have willed and bequeathed to him.
 And lastly it is my desire that this codicil be annexed to and made a part of my last Will and Testament as aforesaid to
all intent and purposes.
 Given unto my hand and seal the fourth day of March in the year of our Lord one Thousand  eight hundred and eighty-
one.

Signed and delivered in                                                                              George Aaron,    Seal
the prescence of D.H. Aaron
                         Henry Cyphert

More About GEORGE AARON:
Baptism: 01 Nov 1801, From Father Peter Helbron's Greensburg, Pa. Registers. Year 1801 - Sponsors were George
Ruffner and Mary Braun (Brown)
Census: 1870, Living with Joseph C.

Notes for MARGARET RUFFNER:
[Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]

Research indicates that she was the oldest of four daughters of Christian(John) Ruffner and Margaret Coon/Kuhn
Ruffner, that for some reason her baptisim was not recorded by Father Helbron, perhaps distance and the fact that she
was born in winter, December 24, 1799 and that she was raised by her grandmother, Margaret ( Mrs. Henry
Coon/Kuhn.  Christian (John)'s father was named Christian, and a brother bore the name Christian.  For more
information on the geneology of Margaret Ruffner, whose ancestor served in the War of the Revolution, consult
GENEOLOGY OF FRANCES BURGOON AND COLMAN O'LOUGHLIN, 1979.

(From the Pittsburg Post 25 December 1899)
HAS ROUNDED OUT HER FULL CENTURY.
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MRS. MARGARET AARONS CELEBRATES HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF HER BIRTH.
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HELD INFORMAL RECEPTION FOR RELATIVES AND FRIENDS.
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Though Blind and Deaf She Still Finds Life Worth Living and Solace in Her Pipe and Tobacco.
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 Mrs. Margaret Aarons celebrated her one hundredth birthday and Christmas together this year.  For weeks this
wonderful old woman has been counting the days that intervened between her and this date  upon which she could look
back upon five full score of years.  She has seen the Christmases of three whole generations and is still able, in spite of
blindness and deafness, to get much satisfaction out of life.
 Mrs. Aarons held an informal reception yesterday to friends of the family at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J.H.
Burgoon, 12 Frazier street, Allegheny, with whom she makes her home.  A special dinner was prepared for the
centenerian and she expressed herself as much pleased with all of the arrangements that had been made.  It had at first
been the intention of Mrs. Burgoon to give a large Christmas and birthday party for her mother, but after consulting the
intended guest of honor it was decided to have the affair informal and almost entirely, en familie.
 Mrs. Aarons, since the loss of her sight two years and a half ago, has had much difficulty in getting about and since
she came to live with Mrs. Burgoon she has not familiarized herself with the house as she did with that in which she was
first overtaken by failing sight.  For this reason she spends most of her time in her own room, with her pipe for her
companion and with her mind recalling scenes that she saw or of which she was a part in the days when the century was
young.
 Dynasties have risen and fallen into decay since Mrs. Aarons first looked out upon the sunlight.  After her advent puny
infants were born, became imposing figures in the world, flitting across its stage and returning into the shadowland
whence they came, while she was left.
 On that fateful June day in 1815 when Napolean hurled his splendid soldiery vainly against the English columns at
Waterloo, Mrs. Aarons was a lass of 16 and when that vanquished chieftain died amid the glare of a tropical
thunderstorm at Longwood, in St. Helena, she was married and the mother of three children.
 Pope Leo XIII, and William Ewart Gladstone were not born until she was past 11 years old and while she peacefully
reared her family in the wilds of Western Pennsylvania these men climbed to towering eminence and one, after a
marvelous record of sustained life-work, passed away while the American mother who was teaching her children to read
while he was in knickerbockers, was still in vigorous health.
 Mrs. Aarons was married 83 years ago and was the mother of 12 childeren, six of whomare still living.  She was a true
type of the brave pioneer wife, undaunted by hardship, a good shot and a faithful help-meet for one of the men who
helped to wrest the wilderness to modern use.
 While deaf and blind Mrs. Aarons may see another Christmas, for her constitution is not wholly undermined by age.  
With her pipe-which she began smoking for the asthma while yet a girl and which has been her constant companion for
88 years, she still finds life worth living.  She is a devout Catholic and for three quarters of a century was active in
church work.

CLARION JACKSONIAN APRIL 23, 1900 P. 3..
Mrs. Margaret Aaron
From Pittsburg News, April 20th.
 Mrs. Margaret Aaron, probably the oldest woman in Allegheny, died last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.A.
Burgoon.  She was 100 years old on December 24, and had been in good health, although very feeble from her great
age, until within a week of her death.  For over two years past she had been both blind and deaf, but she was able to sit
up in bed, and even in a chair, and she had a regular appetite.  Above all else she enjoyed the solace of her pipe, which
she had used over 88 years.
 Before her sight and hearing failed she was able to go out on the street, and made her way about the house as easily
as a woman of 60, after she could no longer see she resigned herself to a life of inactivity, and spent a great part o her
time in bed.  This was not so much from lack of vigor, as because she felt her helplessness so much more when
attempting to make her way around the room.  Mrs. Burgoon, with whom she lived is her youngest child.  Mrs Aaron bore
12 children, six of whom are still living.  They are Joseph S. Aaron, of the Southside, Pittsburgh; James and John, who
live in Kansas; Thomas of Illinois; Mrs James Crowe, of Missouri, and Mrs. Burgoon of Allegheny.
 Mrs. Aaron has lived all her life in Western Pennsylvania and , as may be imagined, it has been an eventful one.  As a
child she has heard the hungry wolves howl around her father's cabin and there is little of pioneer life that she did not
experience in her early life.  In the days of her prime, clothing was made at home, and the work of transforming the raw
material into garmets was divided among different members of the family.  In doing her full share of the hard work
incident to the country life nearly a century ago, this girl laid the foundation of the splendid physique that has enabled
her to outlive so long the alloted span of life.
 Mrs. Aaron was the eldest daughter of John Ruffner, and was born near Greensburg, Westmoreland County, on
December 24, 1799.  At the age of 17 she married George Aaron, and three years later, with her husband and three
children, she moved to what is now known as Limestone township, Clarion county.  After camping out for several days a
small log cabin was built, which was their only domicile for over 29 years.  Mrs. Aaron, who was an unusually strong
young woman, rendered valuable assistance to her husband during the erection of the rude house.  Taking care of her
three children she helped fell the trees and drag the logs.
 Shortlly after mrs Aaron move to Clarion County, on a winter night, Mr. Aaron went into the woods to get some fuel.  
During his absence a bear found its way into the cabin.  The cabin consisted of two rooms.  Mrs. Aaron was seated in
the rear room caring for her children.  She heard a pecular noise at the door, and looking over a small partition, which
was only about five ft. high and divided the two rooms, she saw the bear enter the door.  Her thoughts were for the
safety of her babies, and placing them on the bed, she took from a corner a gun which was always loaded, and creeping
over to the partition, she leveled the weapon at the bear and fired.  The aim was accurate and the bear reeled and fell
dying to the floor.
 Another interesting incident in connection with her life was an encounter with burglars.  The husband and wife by
economical living had saved up several hundred dollars and this was kept in the cabin.  One night they were awakened
by a noise and discovered that two masked men were in the room.  In an instant Mr. Aaron was up, and catching one of
the men by the throat, threw him to the floor and in doing so he fell with the burglar.  Quick as a flash the other burglar
caught Mr. Aaron by the arms and was about to strike him a hearty blow when Mrs. Aaron threw her weight against her
husbands assailant, sending him sprawling to the floor, and was not long in knocking the other down.
 Mrs. Aaron was a devout member of the Roman Catholic Church.  The funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Marriage Notes for GEORGE AARON and MARGARET RUFFNER:
[Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]

The marriage of George Aaron and
    
Children of GEORGE AARON and MARGARET RUFFNER are:
7.        i.        JACOBUS PATRICK3 AARON, b. 1822, near Greensburg, PA; d. 1918.
      ii.        GEORGE WASHINGTON AARON, b. Abt. 1823, Went to Kentucky; m. MARY FEELEY, 11 Feb 1854.
8.       iii.        THOMAS HENRY AARON, b. 10 May 1826, Westmoreland County,Pennsylvania; d. 21 Oct 1911,
Chatsworth, Illinois.
      iv.        MARGARET AARON, b. Abt. 1827; m. JACOBUS JAMES KROH (CROW).

More About MARGARET AARON:
Emigration: Went to Missouri

       v.        JOHN PATRICK AARON, b. 1828, Greensboro, Limestone Twp., Clarion, PA; d. 1874; m. MARY ANN
NEWHOUSE, 17 Jan 1849; b. 28 Jan 1832; d. 10 May 1899.
9.        vi.        SYLVESTER AARON, b. 11 Jul 1834, Greensboro, Limestone Twp., Clarion, PA; d. 01 Nov 1899.
10.     vii.        LUCINDA JANE AARON, b. 20 Oct 1836, Greensboro, Limestone Twp., Clarion, PA; d. 20 Apr 1870,
Limestone, Twp., Clarion, PA.
     viii.        FRANCIS AARON, b. 11 Dec 1840, Greensboro, Limestone Twp., Clarion, PA; d. 07 Oct 1869; m.
MARGARET CYPHERS, 10 Nov 1863; b. 08 Jun 1840; d. 19 Mar 1922.

More About FRANCIS AARON:
Burial: Joliet, Illinois

More About MARGARET CYPHERS:
Burial: Calvary Cemetary Pittsburgh, PA

      ix.        SYBILIA AARON, b. 17 Mar 1846; m. ALBERT BURGOON, M.D..

Notes for SYBILIA AARON:
[Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]

From St. Nicholas Records                        
19 Mar 1846 Sybillam Aran, born 17 March 1846, of George Aran and Margaret Rufner, Sponsors Jacob Aaron and
Maria, his wife.  J. Hoy

More About SYBILIA AARON:
Baptism: 19 Mar 1846, Sponsors-Jacob Aaron and Maria , his wife

11.        x.        JOSEPH C. AARON, b. Abt. 1847, Pennsylvania.


6.  CONRAD2 AARON (THOMAS SOLOMON1) was born 1793, and died 23 Jan 1859 in Crates, PA No Marker-Death
registar of St. Nicholas Church, Crates, PA.  He married (1) ANN HEIST JONES.  She was born 1803, and died 1881.  He
married (2) MARIA SCHNEIDER.  She was born 1794, and died 22 May 1846 in Crates, PA No Marker-Death registar of
St. Nicholas Church, Crates, PA.





































Notes for CONRAD AARON:
[Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]

WAR OF 1812
  Conrad Aaron and Thomas Aaron, sons of Thomas and Elizabeth Aaron, served in the War of 1812, enlisting 20
November 1814, and discharged 4th December 1814, at Statler's Tavern, Allegheny Mountain, 50 miles from their
residence near New Alexandria, Pa.  Conrad had served a previous enlistment from 21 April 1813 to 8 November 1813.
(Source" THE AARONS OF CRATES, PA        Compiled by Catherine and Paul Shannon)

The census of 1820 for Unity TWP, Westmoreland County, PA, page 122 lists the following residents and their familes:  
Conrad Aaron, Daniel Arrand, Thomas Arrand, Joseph Arrand, Thomas Arron Jr.  The  same census for Hempfield TWP
lists:  Lenard Aron
(Source" THE AARONS OF CRATES, PA        Compiled by Catherine and Paul Shannon)

The First Settlers In Crates
 Rev. Andreas Skopez, a missionary who served a wide territory which included Frybury and Crates, wrote in the Death
Register of St. Michael's Church, Fryburg, PA. the following historical data below the entry recording the death of
Anthony Weber, 2 January 1868:
"Anthony Weber first lived in Lycoming, Pennsylvania.  In the year 1820 he came to the Congregation of St. Nicholas.  
After this there came from Baden, Joseph Zanger in the year 1823.  Then came from Westmoreland County the
brothers Aron, namely:  Joseph, Thomas, Daniel, Conrad, George, and their sister, Elizabeth, married to Brinkley, a non-
Catholic of Bavarian descent.  Then Kret, Seiftert- Thomas and Henry.  These were the first Catholic inhabitants here.

“War of 1812 Records –
Letter, dated 27 August 1945 addressed to James McDonald from the Adjutant Generals Office, War Department,
Washington, D.C. states :  The records of this office show that one James Aarons (surname also borne as Aaron)

Served in the war of 1812 as a private in Captain John Bakeovens Company, Thompson’s Regiment, Pennsylvania
Militia, commanded by Colonel John Thompson.  He enlisted at Marcus Hook, 11 September, 1814; served 3 months
and 25 days and was discharged 5 January 1815.  The records also show that one Conrad Aaron served in that war as
a private in Captain William Craig’s Company, Hill’s Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia.  He entered the service 21 April (also
shown 7th May) 1813 and was discharged 8 November 1813 at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.  He is shown to have been paid
for his service from 7 May to 17 September 1813, balance of pay still due.  The records of this office show that other
men surnamed Aaron served during the War of 1812 in various organizations from the State of Pennsylvania, but the
name of the county in which they resided, or from which they entered the service has not been found, except on
Thomas Aaron and one Conrad Aaron, both from New Alexandria (Westmoreland County), Pennsylvania.  Edward F.
Witsell, Major General Acting the Adjutant General



Letter, dated 10 September, 1945 addressed to James McDonald from the Adjutant Generals Office, War Department,
Washington, D.C. states :  The records of this office show that one Thomas Aaron and one Conrad Aaron served in the
War of 1812 as privates in Captain Wilson Knott’s Company of Riflemen, Pennsylvania Militia.  Both names appear on a
company muster roll for November and December, 1814, dated Geiger’s Tavern, Unity Township, 12th May 1815, which
shows that each enlisted 20th November 1814 and was discharged 4th December 1814 at Statler’s Tavern, Allegheny
Mountain, 50 miles from their residence near New Alexandria, Pennsylvania.  Nothing has been found of record relative
to their age at time of enlistment; the date or place of their birth; the name of their father, or of their personal or family
history.  Edward F. Witsell, Major General Acting the Adjutant General.



More About CONRAD AARON:
Burial: Crates, PA No Marker-Death registar of St. Nicholas Church, Crates, PA
Military service: Bet. 20 Nov - 04 Dec 1814, War of 1812, discharged at Slatler's Tavern, Allegheny Mountain, Pa.

Notes for MARIA SCHNEIDER:
Father Peter Helbrons register
ARON, Mary, wife of Conrad Aron, converted from heresy, bapt 26 Dec 1819. Sponsors Thomas and Susan Aron.
    
Children of CONRAD AARON and MARIA SCHNEIDER are:
    i.        ELIZABETH3 AARON, b. 18 May 1809; d. 21 Oct 1850; m. BENJAMIN OSBORN, 24 Jun 1844; b. 1823.

Notes for ELIZABETH AARON:
The family of Osborns and the family of aarons had a special affinity for each other.  Six Osborns of Joseph Osborn Jr.'s
family married six Aarons:
Benjamin Osborn married Elizabeth Aaron, daughter of Conrad.
Issac Osborn married Maria Aaron, daughter of Conrad.

12.   ii.        ANNA AGNES AARON, b. 23 Nov 1819.
    iii.        MARIA ANNA AARON, b. 23 Nov 1819; d. 22 Nov 1857; m. ISSAC OSBORN, 1847; b. 1828; d. 02 Jul 1863, in
the wheatfield, Gettysburg, PA.

Notes for MARIA ANNA AARON:
The family of Osborns and the family of aarons had a special affinity for each other.  Six Osborns of Joseph Osborn Jr.'s
family married six Aarons:
Benjamin Osborn married Elizabeth Aaron, daughter of Conrad.
Issac Osborn married Maria Aaron, daughter of Conrad.

    iv.        JACOB AARON, b. 04 May 1822.

Notes for JACOB AARON:
Father Peter Helbrons register
ARON, Jacob, of Conrad and Mary Aron, b on the 4th of May of this year, bapt by the same on 16 June 1822. Sponsors
Solomon Sippert and Elizabeth Aron.



     v.        SAMUEL AARON, b. 1826.
    vi.        GEORGE AARON, b. 1829; m. DELPHINA SMITH, 06 Feb 1852; b. 1842, Belgium.

Notes for GEORGE AARON:
"February 6, 1852, Georgius Aaron, single age 33, son of Conradius Aaron and Maria Snyder, Limestone Twp., Clarion
Co., married Delphina Smith , single age 19, dau. of Dominicus Smith and Rosalia Gundeys ? of Belgium.  Witnesses:
Franciscus Aaron and Margaretha Seifort.  S.G. Mollinger."

Year: 1880; Census Place: Round Pond, Simpson, Kentucky; Roll: T9_442; Family History Film: 1254442; Page:
424.2000; Enumeration District: 219; Image: 0371.
George Aaron, b. 1828, PA
Delfina Aaron, b. 1842, Belgium
. and children



More About GEORGE AARON:
Census: 1880, Round Pond, Simpson, Kentucky; Roll: T9_442; Family History Film: 1254442; Page: 424.2000;
Enumeration District: 219; Image: 0371

Notes for DELPHINA SMITH:
"February 6, 1852, Georgius Aaron, single age 33, son of Conradius Aaron and Maria Snyder, Limestone Twp., Clarion
Co., married Delphina Smith , single age 19, dau. of Dominicus Smith and Rosalia Gundeys ? of Belgium.  Witnesses:
Franciscus Aaron and Margaretha Seifort.  S.G. Mollinger."

Year: 1880; Census Place: Round Pond, Simpson, Kentucky; Roll: T9_442; Family History Film: 1254442; Page:
424.2000; Enumeration District: 219; Image: 0371.
George Aaron, b. 1828, PA
Delfina Aaron, b. 1842, Belgium
. and children



More About DELPHINA SMITH:
Census: 1880, Round Pond, Simpson, Kentucky; Roll: T9_442; Family History Film: 1254442; Page: 424.2000;
Enumeration District: 219; Image: 0371
Emigration: 1847, Belgium

    vii.        CATHERINE AARON, b. 1832; d. 03 Feb 1916.
   viii.        HARIET AARON, b. 19 Dec 1834; d. 1841.
     ix.        ROSEANNE AARON, b. 24 May 1838; d. 1841.



















































Generation No. 3

7.  JACOBUS PATRICK3 AARON (GEORGE2, THOMAS SOLOMON1) was born 1822 in near Greensburg, PA, and died
1918.  He married MARGARET O'NEILL 09 Nov 1847.  She was born 11 Mar 1829 in Feenah, Shrewane Foxfield, P.O.
County Leitrim, and died 1925.
    
Children of JACOBUS AARON and MARGARET O'NEILL are:
    i.        GEORGE THOMAS4 AARON, b. 04 Oct 1848.

More About GEORGE THOMAS AARON:
Baptism: 06 Oct 1848, Sponsors Georger and Margaret Aaron/St. Nicholas Joseph F. Deane.

    ii.        MARGARETA HELENA AARON, b. 16 Sep 1850.

More About MARGARETA HELENA AARON:
Baptism: 19 Sep 1850, Sponsors-Georgious Aaron and Margareta Rufaner-St Nicholas-J. Slattery.

13.        iii.        LUIS ALBERTUS AARON, b. 06 Jan 1853; d. 17 Sep 1932, Leavenworth, Kansas.
    iv.        BRIGITTA CATHERINE V.M. AARON, b. 23 Oct 1854.

More About BRIGITTA CATHERINE V.M. AARON:
Baptism (LDS): 12 Nov 1854, St. Nicholas, Sponsors: Margarita Aron and Michael O'Neilly-And. Skopez

    v.        MICHAEL ARCHANGEL HIERONIMUS AARON, b. 08 Mar 1857.

More About MICHAEL ARCHANGEL HIERONIMUS AARON:
Baptism: 08 Mar 1857, St. Vincents-Sponsors Jacobus Crow and Margaret His Wife.-A. Skopez

    vi.        ELIZA JOANNA AARON, b. 28 Oct 1859.

More About ELIZA JOANNA AARON:
Baptism: 02 Nov 1859, St. Vincents-Sponsors: Jorges Clinger & Maria Clinger (Became Sister Euphemia)

    vii.        AGNETUM MARIAM AARON, b. Mar 1862.

More About AGNETUM MARIAM AARON:
Baptism: 17 Mar 1862, St. Vincents-Sponsors: Josephus Aaron and Agnes Burgoon

    viii.        JACOBUM MARTINUM AARON, b. 08 Nov 1863.

More About JACOBUM MARTINUM AARON:
Baptism: 15 Nov 1863, St. Vincents-Sponsors: Franciscus Aaron and Margaretha Cyphert


8.  THOMAS HENRY3 AARON (GEORGE2, THOMAS SOLOMON1) was born 10 May 1826 in Westmoreland County,
Pennsylvania, and died 21 Oct 1911 in Chatsworth, Illinois.  He married MARY THERESA LILLY 24 Aug 1849 in Crates,
Pennsylvania, daughter of LUKE LILLY and RACHEL FELS.  She was born 01 Oct 1830 in Cambria County,
Pennsylvania, and died 08 Aug 1926 in Chatsworth, Illinois.






























Notes for THOMAS HENRY AARON:
[Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]

Newspaper Reprint.

FAYETTE TOWNSHIP.
 THOMAS H. AARON, farmer; P.O. Strawn; was born in Westmoreland Co., Penn., May 10, 1826;  he is the son of
George and Margaret (Rufner) Aaron; his father was born in 1799, and his mother in 1802; both parents are still living;
he remained with his parents, farming Summers and attending school Winters, until his 23d year; in the Fall of 1849,
moved to Jefferson Co., Penn., and in engaged in farming; in 1866 came West to Illinois and settled in Henry Co., near
Galva, on the C.B.&Q. R.R.; here he remained three years engaged in farming; in the Spring of 1869 , came to
Livingston Co. and located on the farm on which he now resides; owns southeast quarter of Sec. 4.  He was married
Aug. 26, 1849, to Mary Lilly, a native of Cambray Co., Penn.; has eight children living--Vincent, Agnes, Margaret, Lizzie,
Phen, George, Hilena, Alice; one infant son, dead.  In December, 1873, he engaged in the grocery trade in connection
with his son , in the village of Strawn, under the firm name of Aaron & Son; in September, 1874, E.H. Roberts was taken
into the business as a partner, and the firm name was changed to that of Aaron, Roberts & Co.  Democrat; Catholic.  
Was elected first Assessor of Fayette Tp.; held the office seven years in succession; has been Road Commissioner five
years; has also held the offices of School Trustee and School Director; he is a very successful business man and an
energetic and thrifty farmer.

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March 26, 1887
 T.H. Aaron has been appointed supervisor of Fayette township, to fill the unexpired term of B. Hodges, who is going
west.

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LIVINGSTON YESTERDAY
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Village of Strawn
By Pontiac Libary

 Strawn is situated on the Chicago and Paducah Railroad, about 10 miles south of Fairbury, and was laid out June 6,
1873.  It was surveyed by Alfred C. Huetson, county surveyor, for David Strawn, the original proprietor, and for whom
the village was named.
 In order to induce settlers to locate in the village, and in building it up, Mr. Strawn adopted the plan of  giving every
alternate lot to such as would erect houses, under certain specifications, by the 1st of September following its laying
out.  The houses might be as large as the proprietors chose to build but must not fall below certain dimensions.  No
shanties, either as businesses or dwelling houses, were to be erected.
 The first business house enclosed in the village was that of E.H. Roberts, who selected the first lot, on the day the
village was laid out.  The first dwelling was erected by John Colfer, now owned by Hampton McCormick, and operated as
a hotel.  About the same time dwellings were put up by L.L. Graves, James Stevenson and Mr. Welch.
 E.H. Roberts, now of the firm of Aaron, Roberts & Co. sold the first goods in the village.  His store was opened about
the 1st of July, 1873.  At the present time, there are eight stores in Strawn, also harness shops, grain firms and one
saloon.
  Indeed, the village seems to have completely risen about the swamps and marshes where it languished.
 The post office was established, Oct. 6, 1873, and E.H. Roberts was appointed postmaster.  The first freight received
at Strawn station was July 1, 1873, and was a barrel of meat for S.K. Mitchell, who kept a boarding house.  The first
shipment of freight was a carload of hogs, and was made by Walter D. Strawn July 7, 1873.
 Strawn, like hundreds of other railroad towns and villages, has sprung up in the last few years like a hothouse plant.  It
is, however, a flourishing little place, full of energy and enterprise, and does a large amount of business.  It is increasing
in importance each year, and will soon overtake some of its elder neighbors, unless they rub off the rust of years and,
like Dickens' Little Joe, "move on."
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The above is an excerpt from the History of Livingston County, Illinois.  c.1878, pages 569 and 570

More About THOMAS HENRY AARON:
Appointed: 26 Mar 1887, Supervisor of Fayette Township, Livingston County, Illinois
Baptism: 14 Oct 1826, St. Paul's Church, Pittsburgh, Sponsors Thomas and Susanna Aaron
Burial: 1911, Strawn, Illinois (By the Flag Pole, no markings)

More About MARY THERESA LILLY:
Burial: 1926, Strawn, Illinois  (By the Flag Pole, no markings)

Marriage Notes for THOMAS AARON and MARY LILLY:
[Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]

To them were born five daughters and two sons.

Chatsworth, Illinois Newspaper Reprint

 The marriage of Mary Teresa Lilly and Thomas H. Aaron was celebrated August 24, 1849 at Crates, PA.  Both are
natives of Pennsylvania. Following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Aaron engaged in farming in Jefferson Co.
Pennsylvania.  In 1864 they came west and settled in Henry County, Illinois, near Galva, where they farmed for three
years.  In the spring of 1867 they came to Livingston County and located in Fayette township, where they resided until
they removed to this city in 1891.  They are the parents of eight children, two sons and six daughters, namely V.I. Aaron,
Agenes and Margaret, both sisters of the Holy Cross, and known as Sister Cointha and Sister M. Sebastian, Elizabeth
Hannigan, Philoment Eddy, George B. of Strawn, Alce Donovan, Helena M., who resides with her parents.
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Children of THOMAS AARON and MARY LILLY are:
14.   i.        ALICE4 AARON, d. 08 Nov 1901.
    ii.        INFANT SON AARON.

More About INFANT SON AARON:
Burial: Strawn Cemetary, Strawn Illinois (Grave is to the left of the flag pole when facing west)

    iii.        VINCENT ISADORE AARON, b. 06 Jun 1850; d. 05 Jul 1922; m. MARY WINSLOW, 1875.
    iv.        AGNES AARON/SISTERM. COINTHA, b. 31 Jan 1853; d. 23 Dec 1945, Notre Dame, Indiana.

Notes for AGNES AARON/SISTERM. COINTHA:



























Sister M. Cointha, of the order of the Holy Cross, St. Mary's Convent, Notre Dame, Indiana.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sr. Julie Mcguire [mailto:jmcguire@cscsisters.org]
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 2:26 PM
To: gbernard2005@yahoo.com
Subject: names

Here is the info you requested:

Sister M. Cointha   Agnus Aaron
            Born: 01/31/1853  Jefferson Co. PA  Thomas Henry Aaron, Mary Teresa Lilly
            Entered: 05/04/1877; Reception 12/08/1877; Final Vows 08/15/1880
                    Music teacher in IN, TX, PA, MD, DC, UT, ID, CA, IL
            Died 12/23/1945  92 years,  68 years in religious life
                    Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Section 3 Row 20 Lot 28



    v.        MARGARET AARON/SISTER M. SEBASTIAN, b. 22 Jun 1855; d. 05 May 1941, Notre Dame, Indiana.

Notes for MARGARET AARON/SISTER M. SEBASTIAN:




















Sister Margaret Sebastian, Of the Holy Order of the Holy Cross, St. Mary's Convent, Notre Dame, Indiana.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sr. Julie Mcguire [mailto:jmcguire@cscsisters.org]
Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 2:26 PM
To: gbernard2005@yahoo.com
Subject: names

Here is the info you requested:
Sister M. Sebastian  Margaret Aaron
            Born: 06/22/1855  Jefferson Co. PA   Thomas Henry Aaron, Mary Teresa Lilly
            Entered: 10/22/1877; Reception 08/15/1878; Final Vows 08/15/1880
                    Teacher IN, Iowa, Wisconsin, OH, MD, UT, Sacristan UT
            Died 05/05/1941  86 years    63 years in religious life
                    Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Section 3 Row 21 Lot 29


15.        vi.        ELIZABETH AARON, b. 1858.
16.        vii.        PHILOMENA AUGUSTINAM AARON, b. 03 Mar 1861.
17.        viii.        GEORGE B. IGNATIUS AARON, b. 05 Jul 1863, Loretto, Cambria County, Pennsylvania; d. 1939,
Chatsworth, Illinois.
    ix.        BRIGETTE HELEN AARON, b. 06 Oct 1865.

Notes for BRIGETTE HELEN AARON:
[Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]

Referred to as Helena and Hilena.


9.  SYLVESTER3 AARON (GEORGE2, THOMAS SOLOMON1) was born 11 Jul 1834 in Greensboro, Limestone Twp.,
Clarion, PA, and died 01 Nov 1899.  He married THERESA SONGER 14 Sep 1857, daughter of ABRAHAM SONGER
and MARIANA (WEAVER).  She was born 05 Apr 1835, and died 14 Apr 1934 in Frogtown, PA at the home of her
daughter Mrs. William Reinsel.
    
Child of SYLVESTER AARON and THERESA SONGER is:
    i.        DAUGHTER4 AARON, m. WILLIAM REINSEL.


10.  LUCINDA JANE3 AARON (GEORGE2, THOMAS SOLOMON1) was born 20 Oct 1836 in Greensboro, Limestone
Twp., Clarion, PA, and died 20 Apr 1870 in Limestone, Twp., Clarion, PA.  She married MICHAEL PATRICK O'NEILL 13
Feb 1855, son of DANIEL O'NEILL and BRIDGET CUDDY.  He was born Abt. 1823 in Ireland, and died 08 Feb 1892 in
Limestone, Twp., Clarion, PA.
    
Children of LUCINDA AARON and MICHAEL O'NEILL are:
     i.        MARY ELLEN4 O'NEILL, b. 19 Dec 1855, Limestone, Twp., Clarion, PA; d. 1922.
    ii.        MARGARET HELENA O'NEILL, b. 15 May 1859, Limestone, Twp., Clarion, PA.
   iii.        GEORGE THOMAS O'NEILL, b. 09 Apr 1862, Limestone, Twp., Clarion, PA; d. 24 Apr 1948, Strattanville, PA.
   iv.        ELIZABETH JANE O'NEILL, b. 09 Dec 1864, Limestone, Twp., Clarion, PA.
    v.        PATRICK MICHAEL O'NEILL, b. 10 May 1867, Limestone, Twp., Clarion, PA; d. 11 Aug 1957, Sullivan Valley,
Cascade, MT/Cascade Co., MT.
    vi.        JOHN CLEMENT O'NEILL, b. 16 Jan 1870, Limestone, Twp., Clarion, PA; d. 05 Jun 1963, Leavenworth,
Kansas; m. MARY CATHERINE AARON; b. 09 Jan 1874, Leavenworth, Kansas; d. 13 May 1964.


11.  JOSEPH C.3 AARON (GEORGE2, THOMAS SOLOMON1) was born Abt. 1847 in Pennsylvania.  He married (1)
MARY SLATTERY 23 Oct 1866.  She was born Abt. 1848 in Ireland.  He married (2) CLARE CUMMINGS 26 Aug 1873.  
She was born Abt. 1857.
    
Children of JOSEPH AARON and MARY SLATTERY are:
    i.        MARGARET4 AARON, b. 1868.
    ii.        AMELIA AARON, b. 1869.


12.  ANNA AGNES3 AARON (CONRAD2, THOMAS SOLOMON1) was born 23 Nov 1819.  She married WILLIAM
CONNOR.  

Notes for ANNA AGNES AARON:
Father Peter Helbrons Register
ARON, Anna, of Conrad and Mary Aron, b 23 Nov, bapt 26 Dec 1819. Sponsors, John Klinger and Elizabeth Seifert.


    
Children of ANNA AARON and WILLIAM CONNOR are:
    i.        SAMUEL HENRICUS4 CONNOR, b. 25 Dec 1846.
    ii.        SARAM JOANNAM CONNOR, b. 14 Feb 1845.


Generation No. 4

13.  LUIS ALBERTUS4 AARON (JACOBUS PATRICK3, GEORGE2, THOMAS SOLOMON1) was born 06 Jan 1853, and
died 17 Sep 1932 in Leavenworth, Kansas.  He married HANNAH CLARK 12 Feb 1873 in Brookville, PA.  She was born
Abt. 1852 in Brookeville, PA.

More About LUIS ALBERTUS AARON:
Baptism: 06 Feb 1853, Sponsors-Sylvester and Lucinda Aaron/St. Nicholas-T. Ledwith.
    
Child of LUIS AARON and HANNAH CLARK is:
    i.        MARY CATHERINE5 AARON, b. 09 Jan 1874, Leavenworth, Kansas; d. 13 May 1964; m. JOHN CLEMENT
O'NEILL; b. 16 Jan 1870, Limestone, Twp., Clarion, PA; d. 05 Jun 1963, Leavenworth, Kansas.


14.  ALICE4 AARON (THOMAS HENRY3, GEORGE2, THOMAS SOLOMON1) died 08 Nov 1901.  She married THOMAS
F. DONOVAN.  




























    
Child of ALICE AARON and THOMAS DONOVAN is:
    i.        TWIN GIRLS5 DONOVAN.

Notes for TWIN GIRLS DONOVAN:
[Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]

Alice Aaron had twin girls which were raised by her sister Bridgette Helen Aaron.


15.  ELIZABETH4 AARON (THOMAS HENRY3, GEORGE2, THOMAS SOLOMON1) was born 1858.  She married E.
HANNIGAN in Homewood, Illinois.  

More About ELIZABETH AARON:
Baptism: 31 Jan 1858, St. Vincents
    
Child of ELIZABETH AARON and E. HANNIGAN is:
    i.        JAMES5 HANNIGAN.


16.  PHILOMENA AUGUSTINAM4 AARON (THOMAS HENRY3, GEORGE2, THOMAS SOLOMON1) was born 03 Mar
1861.  She married GEORGE EDDY in Kankakee, Illinois.  
    
Child of PHILOMENA AARON and GEORGE EDDY is:
    i.        FRANCIS5 EDDY.


17.  GEORGE B. IGNATIUS4 AARON (THOMAS HENRY3, GEORGE2, THOMAS SOLOMON1) was born 05 Jul 1863 in
Loretto, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, and died 1939 in Chatsworth, Illinois.  He married CATHERINE O'NEIL 03 Feb
1891 in Rutland, Illinois, daughter of CORNELIUS O'NEIL and MARY GIBBIN.  She was born Abt. 1866, and died 18 Feb
1932 in Strawn, Illinois.









































                                                                                 Mary Gibbin O'Neil and Grandchildren
                                                                                  Rita & George Raymond Aaron
                                                                                   











Notes for GEORGE B. IGNATIUS AARON:
[Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]

Newspaper Reprint

G.B. AARON, FORMER STRAWN RESIDENT, DIES
 George B. Aaron, of Chatsworth, but for many years resided in the Strawn vicinity, passed away at St. Joseph's
hospital, Bloomington, last Friday night at the age of 74 years, following an operation for a kidney ailment.
 Mr. Aaron was born at Loretta, Pa., in 1865, a son of Thomas and Mary Lilly Aaron.  When he was only a boy the
family came to Illinois, locating near Galva.  Later he lived on a farm near Strawn until he removed to Chatsworth over a
year ago.
 On February 3, 1891, at Rutland he was united in marriage to Catherine O'Neil.  She passed away at Strawn, February
18, 1932.
 Mr. Aaron was of a quiet, retiring nature, a kind and loving father, respected and beloved by those with whom he came
in contact.  
 He is survived by three children Mrs. Rita Keeley, Chatsworth, with whom he resided; Raymond, Strawn and Mrs. L.J.
Heenan, of Chicago.  Dorothy Keeley also made her home with her mother and grandfather.  There are five other
grandchildre, and the following sisters: Sister M. Cointha and Sister M. Sebastian, of the Order of the Holy Cross, St.
Mary's convent, Indiana; Mrs. E. Hannigan, of Homewood; Mrs Geo. Eddy, Kankakee, and Helena Aaron, Chatsworth.
 Funeral services were held Monday at SS. Peter and Paul's church at Chatsworth, at 9:30 a.m.  Rev. Frs. Markey and
Reddy conducted the services.  Burial was in St. Rose's cemetery, Strawn.  Pallbearers were Edward Pursley, Frank J.
Kuntz, C. L. Brieden, of Strawn;  Henry Kerber, John Endres and Frank Trunk of Chatsworth.
 Those from a distance attending the funeral were Mrs. E. Hannigan and James of Homewood;  Mrs. Geo. Eddy and son
Francis, Mr. and Mrs. Edward La Roque, Gene and Joe La Roque, of Kankakee;  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Aaron, Mrs John
McGrady, Mr. Jack Vasconselle, Mrs. George Cumming, Margaret Agnes, Gertrude Cowhey and Mae Keeley, Mae and
Vera Freehill, Mr. and Mrs. James Freehill, all of Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Frank McEvoy and Maxine Mcgrath, of
Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. William O'Neil, Mr. and Mrs. Arch O'Neil and Betty, of Rutland; Mr. and Mrs. John Foster, of
Toluca; T.F. Donovan, of Joliet; Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Hickey, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Harrington, Champaign; Mr. and Mrs.
William Hickey, Merna; Mrs. Mary Heenan, Mrs. Veronica Woolley, Rita Killbride, Edward Sower and Mrs James
Mulcahey, of Streator.
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Card of Thanks.
 We wish to express our sincere thanks to our relatives and friends for their many acts of kindness during our recent
bereavement, the death of our dear father.---The Family of George B. Aaron.
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More About GEORGE B. IGNATIUS AARON:
Burial: Catholic Cemetary, Strawn, Illinois
    
Children of GEORGE AARON and CATHERINE O'NEIL are:
18.        i.        MARY5 AARON.
19.       ii.        RITA MARIE AARON, b. 30 Dec 1891; d. 09 Nov 1988.
20.      iii.        GEORGE RAYMOND AARON, b. 05 Apr 1894, Strawn, Illinois; d. 04 Jul 1974, Chatsworth, Illinois.


Generation No. 5

18.  MARY5 AARON (GEORGE B. IGNATIUS4, THOMAS HENRY3, GEORGE2, THOMAS SOLOMON1)  She married L.J.
HEENAN.  
    
Child of MARY AARON and L.J. HEENAN is:
    i.        MARY KAY6 HEENAN.

More About MARY KAY HEENAN:
Religion: Sister


19.  RITA MARIE5 AARON (GEORGE B. IGNATIUS4, THOMAS HENRY3, GEORGE2, THOMAS SOLOMON1) was born
30 Dec 1891, and died 09 Nov 1988.  She married THOMAS C. KEELEY 20 Jan 1911 in St. Rose Church, Strawn,
Illinois, son of JAMES KEELEY and ROSE MCCORMICK.  He was born 23 Feb 1890 in Fairbury, Illinois, and died 10 Oct
1918.






Aunt Rita & Grandpa











More About RITA MARIE AARON:
Burial: St. Rose Catholic Cemetary, Strawn, Illinois
Social Security Number: 338-14-6369

Notes for THOMAS C. KEELEY:
Livingston County, Illinois, Farmers Directory, 1917
about Thomas C. Keeley
Given Name: Thomas C.
Surname: Keeley
Spouse: Rita Aaron
Post Office: Fairbury
Section: 3
Twp Name: Forrest
Twp #: 29
Owner/Tenant: tenant
Acreage: 120
Year Farmer Became Resident of Livingston County: 1890
Owner of Farm (If Tenant): James Keeley

Died overseas in WWI

More About THOMAS C. KEELEY:
Burial: 1918, St. Rose Catholic Cemetary, Strawn, Illinois
    
Child of RITA AARON and THOMAS KEELEY is:
21.        i.        DOROTHY6 KEELEY.


20.  GEORGE RAYMOND5 AARON (GEORGE B. IGNATIUS4, THOMAS HENRY3, GEORGE2, THOMAS SOLOMON1)
was born 05 Apr 1894 in Strawn, Illinois, and died 04 Jul 1974 in Chatsworth, Illinois.  He married IZETTA RACHEL
HICKEY 04 Mar 1924 in Urbana, Illinois, daughter of PATRICK HICKEY and ANNA CURRY.  She was born 29 Jun 1897 in
Gibson City, Illinois, and died 1990 in Pontiac, Illinois.

Notes for GEORGE RAYMOND AARON:
[Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]



                                                                                                                                     Aunt Rita & Grandpa














Buried in Strawn Illinois cemetary.

More About GEORGE RAYMOND AARON:
Burial: 1974, Catholic Cemetary, Strawn, Illinois

More About IZETTA RACHEL HICKEY:
Burial: 1990, Catholic Cemetary, Strawn, Illinois
    
Children of GEORGE AARON and IZETTA HICKEY are:
22.        i.        MARY JEAN6 AARON, b. 27 Mar 1918; d. Oct 1988.
        ii.        RITA BELLE AARON, b. 12 Dec 1924, Strawn, Illinois; d. 28 Jun 1930, Strawn, Illinois.

Notes for RITA BELLE AARON:
[Kammermann Family Tree.FTW]

Rita Belle died as a child.  Playing in the road she was hit by a motorcycle and killed.  Think about it.  1930's, rural
Strawn, Illinois, how many cars could there have been traveling that road at that time, let alone a motorcycle.  Mom
always said I could never get on a motorcycle as long as she was around.
(J. Eric Kammermann)

Title:
CORONER'S INQUEST RECORD FOR RITABELLE AARON

Comments:
INQUEST HELD AT URBANA ON JULY 11, 1930.  "...CAME TO HER DEATH...WHEN SHE
WAS STRUCK BY A MOTOR CYCLE...DRIVEN BY FRANCIS OHL..."

Name(s):
AARON, RITABELLE
OHL, FRANCIS




23.        iii.        ELIZABETH ANN AARON, b. 14 Mar 1930, Strawn, Illinois; d. 24 Jun 1982, Forrest, Illinois.
24.        iv.        FRANCES RAE AARON, b. 30 Jul 1932, Strawn, Illinois; d. 24 Jun 1982, Forrest, Illinois.
25.        v.        THOMAS HAROLD AARON, b. 1934, Strawn, Illinois.
26.        vi.        HELEN PATRICIA AARON, b. 05 May 1942, Strawn, Illinois; d. 24 Jun 1982, Forrest, Illinois.