John and Louise (Altaneder) Minor, Henry F. and Anna (Edelman) Minor, 10N 48W

In 1850 Warren County, Illinois, John O. Minor is 33, Catharine 31, John O. 12, Louisa 12, James R. 9, William W. 7, and Lortus L. 2.

It looks like James R. had a son Henry, and William W. had a son John. So John and Henry were cousins, claiming land next to each other in Logan County.


In 1900 Mercer County, Illinois, John Minor, born October 1882 in Illinois, is with William 50 and Nancy 47. Wilmot is 24 and Dollie is 6.
All were born in Illinois.

John, 30, living in Muscatine, Iowa, born in New Boston Illinois to Wm. W. Minor and Nancy McIntyre, married Louise Altaneder, 24, daughter of Wm Altaneder and Louisa Kleinschmidt, on December 18, 1912 in Des Moines County, Iowa.

John claimed a quarter in sections 28 and 33, 10N 48W in 1916.

In 1920 Logan County, John is 36, Ellen 29 born in Iowa, with William 6 and John 5, both born in Colorado.

John Minor 1883-1964 is buried in Oakland, California # 127141113, with Ella Louise 1889-1987 # 127141114.


In 1900 Louisa County, Iowa, James Minor is farming, 59, Sarah C. 48, Claud 22, Nellie M. 21, Ben 19, Henry 18, Bessie 14, Grace 11, and Sadie 8.

In 1910 Louisa County, James R. Minor is a horse trader, 64, born in Illinois, Sarah C. 58 Pennsylvania a book agent, Henry F. 27 farming and Sadie A. 18 both born in Illinois.

James Minor is buried in Louisa County # 63652329 "Co. C. 102 Illinois, Infantry" - but the FindAGrave records says he died in 1871 and buried in Wapello cemetery.
The WPA survey has him dying September 26, 1923. That's a duplicate of # 58856023 in Parsons Cemetery.

Sarah E. Minor 1852-1931 buried in Parsons Cemetery, Louisa County, # 58856043.

Anna L. Edemann was in Chariton County, Missouri in 1900, born Feb 1892 in Missouri. Bernard L. March 1843 in Germany is farming, married 22 years to Laura April 1856 Illinois. SHe's had 11 kids, 7 living. William 21, Henry 15, George 12, Isabell 9, Anna 8, and Thomas J. 6 were all born in Missouri.

In 1910 Chariton County, Anna is 17, with brother William F. 31, Goerge 23, Isabell 19, and Thomas 16. Laura J. is widowed, 50.

Laura 1856-1927 is buried in Chariton County # 57794698, with Bernard J. 1845-1909 # 56429755.

Henry claimed two quarters in section 33, 10N 48W in 1916.

Henry Franklin Minor registered for WWI with a Haxtun address, farming in Logan County, born November 4, 1882, relative Mrs. Anna Minor of Haxtun.

They're living on South Logan Avenue in Haxtun in 1920, Henry running a feed stable. He's 38, Anna 29, and Bernard 2.

In 1930 Chariton County, Missouri, Henry is farming, 48, born in Illinois, with Anna 38 Missouri. Bernard J. 12 was born in Colorado, William H. 8, Harold R. 2, and Dorris M. three months born in Missouri.

In 1940 Chariton County, Henry is farming, 57, Anna 48, Bernard 22 a laborer, William 16, Harold 12, and Doris 10.

Henry 1882-1964 is buried in Chariton County # 14717590, with Annie E. 1892-1968 # 14717588.

Bernard James Minor, born Nov 28, 1917 in Logan County, died May 25, 1988. He's buried in Chariton County # 14717593.

William Henry Minor 1922-1990 is buried in Linn County, Missouri # 135996276, with Lois M. (Kosman) Minor 1925-2000.

"Harold Ray Minor, age 88 of Marceline, died Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at the Veteran’s Hospital in Columbia. Harold was born in rural Brookfield on February 10, 1928 to Henry and Annie (Edemann) Minor. He married Garnet Johnson September 8, 1951.

Harold was a Veteran of the United States Coast Guard serving in WWII and a farmer. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Marceline.
He is survived by his wife Garnet of the home, four children, David and wife Pam Minor, Susan Minor, of Marceline, Kathy and husband Don Crank, Warsaw, Kitty and husband John Scarborough, Nevada, six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, sister Doris Bell and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bernard Minor, brother and sister-in-law Bill and Lois Minor, and brother-in-law Omer Bell."
(Omer F. Bell 1921-1990 is buried in Chariton County # 149756728.)