I'm sorry for the delay in responding to your message. I have searched
through all of my files to see if I could find a Sackett family that
might be the one that Louisa belongs to. Unfortunately, I have nothing in
my files that seems to fit.
The only information I was able to find in my searches is information
that you already have. I did find information concerning Rev. Ahab Keller
who is said to have married David and Louisa:
Crawford County, Pennsylvania
History & Biography 1885
<page 679 >
"Venango Methodist Episcopal Church was organized about 1842, by Rev.
Ahab Keller, of Cambridge Circuit. The original class scarcely numbered
a dozen, and included Joseph L. Perkins and wife, Jacob Wood and wife,
Mrs. John Peiffer, Miss Delilah Mumford, John Terrell, Nicholas Peiffer
and Benjamin Hays and wife. The first meetings were held in the old
schoolhouse, situated about a mile west of the village, afterward in the
Lutheran Church until the winter of 1846-47, when the present frame
church, located on the west side of Church Street, opposite South, was
erected at a cost of $12,200. The society now numbers forty-eight
members. It is connected with Cambridge Circuit."
This indicates that the 1842 year for the marriage is probably correct.
One thing I have discovered in working with some of the pension files is
that there are times when those submitting affidavits supporting the one
filing the claim; are related, either directly, or through marriage.
I'm sorry I can't be more helpful at this time but I will keep your quest
in mind as I do my searches.
On Mon, 17 Sep 2007 19:12:59 EDT SyerSeeker(a)aol.com writes:
I am just now catching up with the last couple months of SACKETT list
Before that -- mostly reading and lurking.
Currently SACKETT is the only active Rootsweb list to which I am
The few other lists show very little activity these days. (I
could say the
same about my own family research!)
I'm trying a different angle than the last time I shared many moons
The following is from a military record extract which a third cousin
for me back in 1997. (She is a thorough and conscientious
regularly cites her sources, and has proven quite helpful and
trustworthy in the
My great-great grandmother, Laura Louisa SYERS (nee SACKETT), of
Muskegon Co., MI, back in 1890 gave affidavit that she was the
mother of Eli
Wilbur Syers and thus eligible to receive his pension as he had no
wife or other
dependents. (Eli served in the Civil War, was wounded, and died in
Knoxville, TN in June of 1864. She had no record of birth for him.)
claiming that her husband, David Alexander SYERS, was totally
disabled (he too was a
war vet) and having to prove that she had no means of support other
own manual labor, she had some folks from back home in PA come to
her. (Louisa states her own age as 67 in Sept. 1890.)
"Levi Merrit ANDERSON, 70 years old, of Union City, Erie Co., PA
he was well-acquainted with Alexander and Louisa. Louisa's maiden
SACKETT. Alexander and Louisa were married at her father's house by
Keller, a Methodist minister. Anderson was present and witnessed
remembering that it took place in the early part of 1842 (after his
mother had died in August of 1841) in Venango Twp., Crawford Co.,
affidavit was dated 22 Dec. 1891
"John Wesley ANDERSON, 63 years old, of Edinboro, Erie Co., PA said
was present and witnessed the marriage of Louisa SACKETT and
at her father's house in Venango Township, Craford Co., PA, by the
Keller, Methodist minister, during the winter of 1841-42." His
affidavit was also dated 22 Dec. 1891.
After some time Louisa was proved eligible to receive her son's
Her husband died in Nov. 1897 and she passed away Oct. 17, 1904.
record lists "housewife" as occupation and says - - - - Sackett
name. (I still do not have her parents' names.) It says her
PA but some census records list it as NY. She and her husband had
parents of 14 children (only two known daughters), eight still
living in 1900.
Several of their sons served their country in the War Between the
If anyone has any advice or helpful hints, I'd be very appreciative.
Jill (Syers) Clark