Jeremiah James McKenzie

Jeremiah James McKenzie

Male 1845 - 1907  (61 years)

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  • Name Jeremiah James McKenzie 
    Born 15 Jul 1845  Greenville, TWSP, Somerset County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jun 1907  Mt. Savage, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • MCKENZIE, JEREMIAH J. Birth Date Unknown June 12, 1907 Age Unknown
      Source: William Welfley Obituary Scrapbook, Vol. 6; Transcribed by Betty Smith

      Jeremiah J. MCKENZIE of near Mt. Savage, Md. died June 12, 1907. Mr. MCKENZIE followed mining for 39 years, contracting "miners asthma" which was the principal cause of this death. When a young man, he served as a Volunteer soldier in the 2nd Md. After the war he married Miss Elizabeth HUTZEL, who preceded him to the Spirit World, August 5, 1901. Thirteen children were born unto them; one of them died in 1897. The other twelve are still living - M.H. MCKENZIE of Meyersdale, Mrs. Agnes GARLITZ of Frostburg, Md., Ed. MCKENZIE and Mrs. Florence CONWAY of Mt. Savage, Md., Mrs. Barbara STEIST of Jenner, Pa., and Mrs. Nora SHERMAN of Blue Jay, W.Va., Mrs. Gertrude ROBERSON of Avilton, Md., and three sons and two, daughters at home, namely Washington, Franklin, Charles, Mary, and Grace.

      These are all courtesy of Genie Regan, who is transcribing them for LDS:

      McKenzie, Jeremiah

      Last Will and Testament
      of
      Jeremiah McKenzie, dec'd
      ====================
      This will was on the 21st day of June, 1907, filed and sworn to as to custody by Mary McKenzie the Executrix thereof, who made oath in due form of law; that she received the said will from the hands of the testator, on the day of his death, and on the 25th day of June, 1907 it was proven by Joseph Blake and Joseph Conway, two of the subscribing witnesses thereto, and it was exhibited for probate and record, and no objections to the same having been filed nor any caveat entered, the said will was, by the Orphans' Court on tis 25th day of June, 1907, admitted to probate and record.
      Test: Hervey W. Shuck, Reg Wills

      Recorded Liber I. Folio 286&c.

      Last will of Jeremiah J. McKenzie

      I, Jeremiah J. McKenzie, of Allegany County, Maryland, make this my last will.

      I give, devise, and bequeath my estate and property, real and personal as follows, that is to say:

      I give to my son Charles McKenzie all my real estate to have and to hold during his earthly existence after which it shall be given to those of my children who care for and keep the said Charles McKenzie Provided, however that if the said Charles McKenzie die within one year after the date of the execution of this will, said real estate shall be divided equally among my eleven children hereinafter named.

      I give to my daughters Mary and Grace and to my son Franklin, all my personal property consisting of furniture, live stock, etc. to be divided among them equally.

      After my funeral and all other legitimate expenses are paid I direct that my daughter Grace shall divide all my remaining money equally among my twelve children namely:-

      Mrs. Agnes Garlitz, Mrs. Barbara Steis, Mrs. Nora Sherman, Mrs. Florence Conway, Mrs. Gertrude Roberson, Misses Mary and Grace McKenzie, Moses, Edward, Charles, Washington, and Franklin McKenzie.

      I appoint my daughter Mary McKenzie of Allegany County, Maryland, Executrix of this my last will.
      In witness whereof I have signed and sealed and published and declared this instrument as my last will on this the 13th day of April in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and seven (1907) at my house near Finzel, Garrett County, Maryland before my family.

      Jeremiah McKenzie (seal)

      the said Jeremiah J. McKenzie at said place, his house, near Finzel, Garrett County, Maryland on said day April 13th 1907, signed and sealed this instrument, and published and declared the same as and for his last will in our presence.
      And we at his request, and in his presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto written our names as subscribing witnesses,

      Witnesses:- Joseph Blake
      Joseph Conway
      William Finzel

      (distribution)
      Balance $545.75
      Paid out $221.74
      ______
      balance $324.01

      Mary, Grace (daughters)
      & Franklin McKenzie (son) 1/3rd of Household Goods & stock $89.25 each
      Balance $56.26

      To Agnes Garlitz, Barbara Steiss, Nora Sherman, Florence Conway, Gertrude Robeson, Mary McKenzie, Grace McKenzie (daughters) and Moses McKenzie, Edward McKenzie, Charles McKenzie Washington McKenzie & Franklin McKenzie $4.68 each; total $56.26

      Just received from Keith Petenbrink via Meyersdale library:

      McKenzie, Jeremiah James

      Born July 15, 1845 in Somerset Co. Pa. * Died June 12, 1907 in Finzel, Maryland * Private Co. D 2nd Maryland Potomac Home Brigade Infantry * Enlisted Mar. 14, 1865 at age 20 in Cumberland, Maryland for 1 year service * Mustered in Mar. 15, 1865 at Cumberland, Maryland * Occupation at enlistment Farmer * Height 5 11 * Eyes Grey, Hair Light, Complexion Fair * Bounty due $100 * Residence at enlistment Frederick City, Frederick Co. Md. * Company Muster Out Roll dated Camp Bradford, Baltimore, Md. May 29, 1865 lists the following: Mustered out to date May 29, 1865, pay due since enlistment, Clothing account- Due U. S. $43.77, bounty due $33.33 and the remarks unassigned recruit * Invalid Pension: Applied May 2, 1898, Application # 1206960, Certificate # 1122370

      SOURCE: Military Affairs Register Maryland Volunteers, Roll 1478077 * Muster Roster Co. D * Footnote.com * Family File Folder, Meyersdale Library

      NOTE: I have not found anything to prove that Jeremiah was a prisoner of war; but many of the men who served in the 2nd and 3rd Maryland Potomac Home Brigade were captured and were prisoners of war. Many of those captured were paroled the next day. The Military Affairs Register Maryland Volunteers which is where I would have found that he was a prisoner is not complete. Some men have a lot of information and some just have their name and company listed.

      Based on the enlistment date, I would doubt that Jeremiah was a prisoner of war. He entered the service in 1865 as the war was almost over. The men of these two regiments were captured and paroled in 1862. History of the 2nd Maryland Potomac Home Brigade does not list them as being in any battles after 1864.

      Hope this is some help

      Keith


    Person ID I03067  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2018 

    Father John M. McKenzie,   b. 1795, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1863, Finzel, Garett County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Barbara Engle,   b. 15 Apr 1818,   d. 24 Mar 1905, Sand Patch, Somerset County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F00666  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Agnes Elizabeth Hutzel,   b. 10 Oct 1844, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1901, Garrett County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Children 
     1. George W. McKenzie,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     2. Moses H. McKenzie,   b. 1 Apr 1866, Greenville TWP, Somerset, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1910, Summit TWP, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
     3. Agnes McKenzie,   b. 9 Jan 1868, Greenville TWSP, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1912, Frostburg, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)  [natural]
     4. Barbara Ann McKenzie,   b. 5 Apr 1869, Finzel, Garrett County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1943, Fairmont. Marion, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     5. Nora C. McKenzie,   b. 27 Mar 1871, Meyersdale, Summitt Township, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1958, Ohio County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
     6. John Edward McKenzie,   b. 29 Jan 1873, Finzel, Garrett County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1946, Mt. Savage, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     7. Mary McKenzie,   b. Jan 1875, Finzel, Garrett County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1953, Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)  [natural]
     8. Florence Elizabeth McKenzie,   b. 11 Jun 1877,   d. 3 May 1923, Mt. Savage, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)  [natural]
     9. Walter Thomas McKenzie,   b. 4 Jun 1879, Mt. Savage, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1897, Mt. Savage, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)  [natural]
     10. Gertrude Louise McKenzie,   b. 14 Jun 1881, Finzel, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1945, Avilton, Garrett County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [natural]
     11. Charles McKenzie,   b. 28 May 1883, Garrett County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1908, Finzel, Garrett County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)  [natural]
     12. Lawrence Washington McKenzie,   b. 25 May 1885, Mount Savage, Allegany, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1958, Everett, Snohomish, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     13. Louis Franklin McKenzie,   b. 6 May 1887, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1960, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     14. Grace Cecilia McKenzie,   b. Aug 1889, Finzel, Garrett County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1944, Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 27 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F00891  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Death Certificate of Jeremiah McKenzie (b. 1845)
    Death Certificate of Jeremiah McKenzie (b. 1845)
    Enlistment (Civil War) Jeremiah McKenzie (b. 1848)
    Enlistment (Civil War) Jeremiah McKenzie (b. 1848)
    Declaration of Recruit - Jeremiah McKenzie (b. 1845)
    Declaration of Recruit - Jeremiah McKenzie (b. 1845)


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