John Jacob Walter 1807-


Jacob John Walter6, b. 12 MAR 1807, in Menallen twp., Adams Co., PA.  He was baptized 19 APR 1807 at Arendt's Church at York, PA.

A wagonmaker by trade, Jacob married Pleazzy Alcott in late MAR 1828 in Ohio.    Jacob and Pleazzy made their home in Columbiana Co., OH, from the time of their marriage until sometime between 1832 and 1835 when they settled in Tuscarawas Co., OH.  From here they reportedly moved on to Union twp., Hancock Co., OH, and then in 1845, they journeyed to Clayton Co., IA, where they settled first in Mallory twp., and then, about ten years later, in Elk twp.

Pleazzy ‘s father was William Alcott, born 5 OCT 1763 and died 5 MAR 1857, at the age of 93. Pleazzy’s mother was Mary Ann Woodford, born 20 APR 1773, who died "shortly after" the birth of Pleazzy, on 1 NOV 1808, in Ohio.  Her name is sometimes given as "Anne" and in an old family Bible, as "Mary Ann."

Jacob and Pleazzy (Alcott) Walter were the parents of ten children.  We are descended from Mary Ann Walter, wife of A.G. Lewis.

Mary Ann Walter  1830 - 1911

Mary Ann Walter Lewis

Mary Ann Walter was born 20 FEB 1830 in Ohio and died 7 MAR 1911 at Columbia Falls, Flathead Co., MT.

Mary Ann and her brother James were born in Ohio, but their parents had migrated from Pennsylvania.   The family re-located to Iowa in about 1845 where Mary Ann married Albert Gallington (A.G.) Lewis at the First Adventist Church, Elk township, Clayton Co.

Mary Ann Lewis was the first Sunday School superintendent in Elk township, Clayton Co., Iowa.  In 1898, A.G., Mary Ann, and their younger children settled in the Bad Rock community, Flathead Co., MT., near son Solomon Walter "Bob" Lewis and his wife Anna.  They arrived by train from Iowa with members of Mary Ann's family.  They came to farm.


Mary Ann died at Columbia Falls, MT, at 81 years.  She had contracted pneumonia.  Both A.G. and Mary Ann were returned to Iowa for burial at the Elkport Cemetery, Edgewood, Clayton Co.

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