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,
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.