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Letter from Larry Mort:
. . . I saw Al Barrett and his wife (both born 1915) and Al's birth certificate showing Bryan W. Mort as his father and Ora Barrett as his mother. Bryan was killed in Sebring Ohio while working as a brakeman on the railroad, two weeks after Al was born. Al was brought up by his grandparents in New Matamoras, Washington County, Ohio (same as birth cert. county).
He was a citizen soldier basic trainee in KY Ft Thomas 1931. Later joined Navy, discharged in 1942. Joined Merchant Marine in 1943, where he was a first mate until 1950 when he came back to Ohio. Sailed all over the world, I saw his trip manifests. His full name is Elvin Rolland Barrett.
In about 1955 he was operating Barrett's Cleaners in Columbiana Ohio and Earl E. Mort walked in and gave his name as Mort for the clothes. Al asked if he was related to Bryan, Grandpa said "my brother" and they had a good relationship, many years.
Al opened and operated and sold 4 or 5 dry cleaning plants. Retired 1980. He got to know several of the Morts after meeting Grandpa but had no relation with them until he was about 40. Al has a picture of Comet holding Bryan when Bryan was about 5 and Comet about 20. Also of Les Hall, Chuck Meek, Adam Mort.
I have a new address: 333 W. Salem St. Apt 106, Columbiana, Ohio.

Larry Mort, (RN=2870)
44th Mort Reunion
Sunday June 25, 1995
Pierceton Community Park
Pierceton, Indiana
Carry in Dinner at 12:30
The Meal will be Pot Luck -- Drink will be furnished
Bring a Covered Dish & Table Service
Bring the Family Guests are Welcome

Dennis D. Mort, President
1995 Thomas William Mort Family Reunion
522 Hanna Street
Columbia City, Indiana 46725

Hagerstown MD Herald Mail Obituary, March 4, 1995:

Mazie B. M. Beard

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.--Mazie B. Mort Beard, 91, a resident of Franklin County Nursing Home, Chambersburg, and formerly of 31 N. Grant St., Waynesboro, Pa., died Friday, March 3, at the home.
Born in Waynesboro, Nov. 12, 1903, she was the daughter of the late John S. and Molly C. Dwire Mort.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Beard, in 1949. They were married in the early 1930s.
She attended the Waynesboro Brethren Church, and the Salvation Army.
She is survived by a son, John S. Beard of Waynesboro; a sister, Frances Yeager, a resident of Franklin County Nursing Home; three grandchildren 10 great-grandchildren and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Marie Murdorf; and three sisters, Phoebe Smith, Hilda Mohn and Enola Myers.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Grove Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro, with the Rev. John Paul Holsey officiating. Burial will be in Burns Hill Cemetery, Waynesboro.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 8 p.m.

Randolph Finney (RN=5714)

Jeremiah Mort was born Nov. 25, 1819, in Sumner County, Pennsylvania, and died at his home near Pittsburg, Iowa, February 23, 1905, he age being 85 years, 2 months and 28 days. His brother Conrad, who was his neighbor and 90 years old, died only about a month previous. The subject of this sketch came to Iowa in 1841 and settle on the farm where he died in 1844. In February, 1844, he was married to Miss Eliza J. Mathias, who, with six children, survive, the wife's age being 81 years last Sunday. Mr. Mort was an exemplary citizen. He was universally respected. Like his bother Conrad, he was the soul of honor. He was a member of the Presbyterian church and was faithful in his attendance as long as he was able to go about. He died of apoplexy. His funeral was held at the residence Saturday Feb. 28, 1905, Rev. Olney pastor of the Presbyterian church at Lebanon, is charge of the services, the burial being in the cemetery at Pittsburg.
Contributed by Nancy Sibley Yeager 2931 Ponkan Pines Drive, Apopka FL 32712
Mrs. Yeager is working on the Mathias Family, Can anyone help her?
[Sumner is most likely Elk Lick Twp. Somerset Co. PA]

Mrs. Jeremiah Mort
Eliza Jane Mort was born Feb. 20, 1824, at Rumley, Harrison county, Ohio, and died at Mt. Sterling Oct. 31, 1906. She came to this county in the spring of 1841. On the 18th day of April, 1844, she was married to Jeremiah Mort. To this union eight children were born, the oldest dying in infancy. The children living are Mrs. Ella Lanam, Mrs. Emma Porter, Geo. D. Mort, Mrs. Jerome Walters, D. D. and Dallas Mort. She united with the Presbyterian church and lived an upright christian life. About six months ago she went from her home near Pittsburg to make her home with her daughter Mrs. Ellen Lanam in Mt. Sterling. The affliction which she had borne for eight years became worse and she was confined in her bed where she was a patient sufferer. She was not afraid to die and went gladly to meet her Savior and loved ones. Appropriate funeral services were held by Rev. P. B. Hawk at the Pittsburg M. E. church at 11:30, Friday, Nov. 2, 1906. Interment in Pittsburg cemetery.

Contributed by Nancy Sibley Yeager 2931 Ponkan Pines Drive, Apopka FL 32712
Mrs. Yeager is working on the Mathias Family, Can anyone help her?

Tombstone Records from the Pittsburg Cemetery, Pittsburg, IA
Possibly from DAR Van Buren Co. Iowa Cemetery Records
Page 5:
Mort, Jennie - B. Dec 9, 1854 - d. Nov 2, 1918.
Mort, Conrad (Father) - b. April 8, 1814 - d. Jan 16, 1906.
Mort Sarah (Mother) - his wife - b Jan 31, 1817 - May 2, 1891.
Mort, Peter - d. April 9, 1859 - ae 76 years.
Mort, Peter Jr. (Our Brother) - b. Somerset Co. Pa - June 5, 1821
d Van Buren Co. Iowa - Oct 25, 1851
Mort, Elizabeth - consort of Peter Mort - d. Nov 1860 - ae 82 yrs.
Mort, Josiah - son of C. & S. Mort - d. Oct 17, 1853 - ae 20 mos.
Mort, John - sons of C. & S. Mort - d. July 15, 1850 - ae 10 years 10 mo 2 days.
Mort, Thomas H. - son of J. & E. J. Mort - d. May 22, 1853
ae 5 yrs 4 mo 7 days.
Page 16:
Mort, Sarah A - b. 1854 - d. 1933
Mort, William - b. 1845 - d. 1951
Page 18
Mort, Jeremiah - b. Nov 25, 1819 - d. Feb 23, 1905.
Mort, Eliza - b. February 26, 1824 - d. -----.

Contributed by Nancy Sibley Yeager 2931 Ponkan Pines Drive, Apopka FL 32712
Mrs. Yeager is working on the Mathias Family, Can anyone help her?

3/95 Letter from Geneva Mort Alexander:
. . . My brother James D. Mort was named Monte Demell Mort but when he entered the army in 1915 or 1916 he changed his name to James Demell Mort. He died Sep 16, 1914 and was buried at Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno California. His 2 daughters are Jean Ann Mort Christian, 18717 Mill Vella Road #133, Jamestown, CA 95723; Peggy Mort (Mrs. Chas. Handl), 978 Broadleaf Lane, San Jose, CA 95124; son: Jim Mort II, 138 Las Asta Drive, Las Gatos, CA 95030.
Geneva Alexander, 1722 Clinton, Carthage, MO 64836

Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Record Herald Obituary
December 21, 1925

Miss Mattie Mort

Miss Mattie Ida Mort died at her home, 233 East Avenue, Hagerstown. Sunday morning at 1 o'clock, after an illness of two months, aged 45 years. She united with the Church of the Brethren when 15 years of age.
Miss Mort was in the hospital four times for operations.
She is survived by the following sisters: Mrs. Wm. Stockslager, Star Town; Mrs. George Mikesell, Waynesboro; Mrs. Keller Morin, Hagerstown; Misses Emma and Mary, at home.
Funeral services will be held at the house Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock by Dr. F. F. Holsopple and Dr. O. S. Highbarger. Interment in Rose Hill cemetery.

Contributed by Randolph M. Finney, RN=5714
7730 Creager Road; Waynesboro, PA 17268

Darrell Roger Mort

Darrell Roger Mort, 80, of Kim died Sunday, April 9 at Southeast Colorado Hospital.
He is survived by his wife Velma of Kim; three children, LaVone (Jerry) Smith of Philadelphia, Mississippi; Jim (Bonnie) Mort of Springfield; Ralph (Pat) Mort of Hite, Utah; three stepchildren, Lois (Larry) Dallas of Des Moines, New Mexico; John (Viola) Dodson of Nashville, Tennessee; and Pat Spaulding of Kim. He is also survived by three sisters and two brothers, Hazel (Walter) Jones of Weatherford, Texas; Gilbert (Bernice) of Wasilla, Alaska; Zelma (Ray) Current, Wayne (Leah) Mort, and Grace (Andrew) Stagner, all of Springfield.
Memorial services were held on Tuesday, April 11 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Kim with Rex Townsley officiating.
An open prayer was held followed by the hymn "The Great Speckled Bird, Eulogy, 23rd Psalm, the hymn "The Old Rugged Cross", the Lords Prayer and a closing prayer.
Dykes Funeral Home in Walsh was in charge of arrangements.

From Zelma (Mort) Current, Springfield, CO

From Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier:
Author: Joanna L. Stratton (granddaughter of Lilla Monroe
A Guide to the Lilla Day Monroe Collection of Pioneer Stories
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1981, Page 282:
Emigration Age at
Subject Source Date Emigration
Hatch, Dorothy Hammand Mrs. W. E. Mort (D) 1872 28

From Linda Mort, 3377 Kimberly Road, Cameron Park, CA 95682

Records from the Church Book of the
Reformed & Lutheran Congregations of St. Paul & St. Mathias
1798-1834 Ladiesburg, MD
Film #0504281
1 Katherina Mort baptised 22 June 1798 Parents: Matthias & Elizabeth Mort Witness: Katherine Bauer.
2 Margaritha Morth born 16 November 1797 baptised 17 July 1800 Parents: Matthias & Elizabeth Morth Witness: Margaretha Mayer
2 Wilhelm Mordt born 15 August 1800 baptised 13 October 1800 parents: Sonrad & Christina Mordt witness Peter Young & Susanna
3 Johannes Strein born 12 Aug 1799 baptized 18 April 1802 parents: Adam & Susanna Strein
3 Abraham Mord born 16 Septmeber 1801 baptised 17 Mar 1802 parents: Mathias & Elizabeth Mord witness Johann Sauer & wife Barbara
4 Abraham Mord born 9 May 1802 baptised 9 Aug ---- parents Matthias & Elizabeth Mord witness: Isaac Kaiser & Elizabeth Mord
4 Salome Mort born 17 November 1802 baptised 12 Jan 1803 parents Conrad & Christina Mort witness Peter Mort
5 Daniel Martt born 26 March 1805 baptised 31 March 1809 parents: Mathias & Elizabeth Martt Witness Solomon Martt
8 Wilhelm Mart born 27 October 1808 baptised 15 October 1809 parents Mathias & Elizabeth Mart witness: Peter & Katherine Mart
12 Lucy Ann born 12 Aug 1818 baptized 10 October parents William & Barbara Mort Witness the grandmother Katherina Mortz
11 Philip Crawford born 16 September 1818 baptized 25 July 1819 parents Joseph & Margaret Crawford

Records of Apple's Evangelical & Lutheran Church
Film #0740421

Johann Mort born April 8, 1815 parents Matthias and Elizabeth Mort baptised 28 May 1815
List of conformations of December 1817:
Abraham Mort age 16
Michael Mort age 25
Margaret Mort age 16
Catherine Mort age 19
Confirmations of 20 April 1817:
Philip Mort
Communicants of 28 October 1815
Mathias Mort
Elizabeth Mort
Communicants of 9 May 1819
Michael Mort
Philip Mort
Abraham Mort

Records of St. Paul and St. Matthias

Communicants of 12 November 1825
Catherine Mort
Communicants of June 1806
Peter Mordt
Elizabeth Mordt
Christine Mordt
Margaretha Mordt
Conformations 1806
Jacob Mordt
George Mordt
Wilhelm Mordt
Peter Mordt
Margaretha Mordt
Baptisms page 3:
Solomon Strine born 4 October 1801 baptized 18 April 1802 parents: Adam and Susanns Strine witness Peter & Katherina Mort
Baptisms page 5:
Philp Math born 24 October 1804 baptised 3 May 1805 Parents: Peter & Susanna Math witness Jacob Beyerle & Christian Math
From Jack Mort, RN=5499, 503 Lucy Avenue, Belvidere SC 29841

Letter from Larry Mort

April 29 1995 I had a nice visit with Dorothy Sophia Mort Hall, aged 77, at Copeland Oaks (Crandall Medical Center). they have a beautiful campus with all facilities including a bank, lots of sitting rooms and dining areas, and good views.
Dorothy lost her first husband, father of her four boys, at age 37, his name was Davis. then married Les Hall who died at 51. She has numerous grandchildren, many beauties, including one doctoral candidate at Ohio State; one granddaughter in Air Force (second enlistment after Army); one Marine career boy. Also has several great-grandchildren.
Sonny and Eleanor both have grandchildren; Eleanor, Adams daughter, now in Florida. Dorothy's only surviving sibling is Blanche Ravelli, widow of Eddie from New York City. Blanche soon moving to nursing home in Alliance; now at Tyrone's (Geo. H.'s son). George H. had another son Gary by his first wife--location unknown. Geo. H. gave up on marriage in 1942 after his second wife died in childbirth. Dorothy has great picture of entire family including her boys, who are about 57, 59 & 60. This would be before May 1947 when her dad passed away, grandpa's oldest brother born 1878.
Dorothy's mother was a Hauser and taught the kids some German she knew.
Her dad bought car's from Dr. K. C. Willis after Dr. Willis the dentist bought new ones, big cards. Mary, Grandpa's oldest sister (1/2) married Dr. Willis.
Adam & Geo. H. both were in Army.
Dorothy made a trip to Israel in 1975--found it 'very peaceful.' She has been unable to walk about 9 years (multiple sclerosis) and in Medical Center for eight years.
Rumor that Geo. Washington Mort 1856-1930 died after a fight during a drinking bout with his sons. Dorothy's father also a heavy drinker, rode the trolleys home from the bars in East Liverpool. He told his wife he had not given her a very good life because of drinking. He was a steady worker, though.
Jennie Mort, wife of Carl II was off today. Oh, Tyrone in Galion, Ohio.
One of Dorothy's boys works at Wierton Steel, Weirton; one at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel and bob the retired pilot who went to law school is building a trailer park in Indiana.
Dorothy is unaware of connections to other Mort families in East Liverpool (Bruce, Terry, Tammy, John & Wilda, etc.)
Dorothy stayed with Grandpa to help at store after Grandma died in 1967. Says EE was the only sober one of his family.
I told her of Grandpa's travels after East Lewistown. Comet to Dorothy's knowledge never returned to the East from Denver.
Dorothy lived in Follansbee West Virginia and Steubenville, Ohio after her marriages. Most of the Morts in in Business for themselves and a few in Armed services, per Al and Dorothy. Al died 20 years in Navy and Merchant Marines and came home to get married in 1953 or so. Aged 38 or so.
Well that's all I wrote. Faithfully, LM
Larry Mort RN=2870, P. O. Box 123, Columbiana, Ohio 44408-0123
Martin Funeral Home
East Liverpool, Ohio Phone 385-3650

Deceased's Name: Adam Geore Mort Sr. Home Address: Mort Drive Glenmoor
Birthplace: Hammondsville, Ohio Age: 68 6-14-1901
Place of Death: D.O.A.-E. L. City Hospital Day: Sunday Hour: 1:30 a.m.
Length of Illness: A years Illness Lived in this vicinity: A lifetime
Occupation Owner Mort Real Easter, East Liverpool
Lodge Offiliation E. L. Masonic Lodge #681, Steubenville Scottish Rite,
Al Koran Shrine of Cleveland and E. L. Chamber of Commerce
Served in the Army in 1920-1924, in the 7th Cavalry at Ft. Bliss, Texas
Survivors: Wife: Lyda Wilkinson Mort whom he married March 8, 1932
Parents: Late Geo. W. Mort & Elizabeth Houser Mort
Son: Adam G. Mort, Jr., Glenmoor
Daughter: Mrs. Luke (Eleanor) Snyder, Oswego, Illinois
Brother: George H. Mort, East Liverpool, Ohio
Sister: Mrs. Charles (Agnes) Meeks, Niles, Ohio
Sister: Mrs. Thomas (Peg) McDonough, East Liverpool, Ohio
Sister: Mrs. Ellsworth (Betty) Osborne, East Liverpool, Ohio
Sister: Mrs. Dorothy Hall, Steubenville, Ohio
Sister: Mrs. Blanche Ravelli, East Liverpool, Ohio Grandchildren: 5
Funeral services at Martin Funeral Home, Inc., 10:30, Wednesday. Minister: Rev. E. C. Traylor. burial will be at Columbianai County memorial Park. Friends may call at Martin Fuenral Home on Tuesday Evening. Masonic Fraternal Services on Monday Evening at 7:30
Larry Mort RN=2870, P. O. Box 123, Columbiana, Ohio 44408-0123

Martin Funeral Home
East Liverpool, Ohio Phone 385-3650

Decased's Name: Lyda B. Mort
Home address: 46138 Mort Drive, East Liverpool (Glenmoor) St. Clair Twp. City Limits: No
Birthplace: Waverly, West Virginia Birthdate: December 4, 1906 Age: 73
Place of Death West. Penn. Hosp Day: Mon Hr: 1:38 am Dr. Hill
Length of Illness: following a long illness Lived in this vicinity: entire lifetime
Occupation: Housewife Social Security: 273-62-5559
Religious Affiliation: First Church of Christ Diciples
Father DCD: Joseph Wilkinson Mother DCD: Bertha Welling
Husband DCD: Adam G. Mort, Sr. died March 15, 1970 married March 17, 1932
Son: Adam G. Mort Jr., Glenmoor
Daughter: Mrs. Luke (Eleanor) Snyder, Oswego, Illinois
Survived by nieces and nephews, Granchildren 5 Great Grandchildren 1.
Funeral Services at Martin Funeral Home, time 1:30 p.m. date Thursday. Minister Rev. Andrew Welgrud. Burial will be at Columbian County Memorial Park (beside husband). Friends may call at Martin Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon and evening. Family night Tuesday night. Organ Yes, Chapel yes. Phone 385-1399
Larry Mort RN=2870, P. O. Box 123, Columbiana, Ohio 44408-0123

Children of Conrad & Christina Mort

1. Johann Peter Mort born 13 May 1784 christened 24 June 1784
2. Margareth Mort born 7 Mar 1787 christened 17 May 1787
3. Maria Barbara born 9 Dec 1793 christened 27 Apr 1794
Source: Family History Library File #0933974
Christenings & Births St. Peters Lutheran Church, Rocky Hill, Frederick Co MD.
4. Elizabeth Mort born or chr. 25 August 1798
5. William Mort born or chr. 15 August 1800
6. Salome Mort born or chr 17 Nov 1802

Source: Family History Library Film #1001463, Frederick County MD Vital Records, Obituaries, Bible & Church Records 1800-1977 compiled by Jacob Holdcraft

Index to Frederick County Land Records 1748-1803

J-423 17 May 1764 Paul Woolf to Matthias Martz Deed
WR2-246 7 Oct 1779 Armand Brice/Bruce to Matthias Mort Deed
WR2-247 7 Oct 1779 Jacob Wolf to Matthias Mort Deed
WR6-355 20 Mar 1786 Matthias Mort to George Birely Deed
WR9-48 9 Feb 1790 Martin Keeny to Matthias Mort Bill of Sale

On page 57 of the Martz's of Maryland by Ralph F. Martz: "Matthias Mort deeded land to Matthias Mort, Jr." I could not find this. I could find no records for Peter, John, Conrad or Christian Mort in the Index

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Creagerstown, Frederick County, Maryland
Parish Registers 1789-1941

Page 21 Wilhelm Mort: born 17 Dec 1806 Baptized 2 August 1807. Parents: Matthias & Elizabeth Mort. Sponsors: the parents.
Page 99: Effie Frances Mort born 2 July 1875 baptized 29 April 1876. Parents: James E. & Anna M. Mort
Page 100 Mary Magdeline Sophia Mort died 27 March 1916, thurmont, Md of Gangrene of feet. Date of birth: 22 March 1847.
Page 134 Frederick R. Mort married Mary M. Pusey, 5 Sep 1871.

St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Utica, Frederick Co., MD

Page 6 Ann Rebecca Mort wife of George H. Died 1885 (mostly illegible) 65 years 11 months 7 days.
Page 99 George Andrew Mort died 19 Dec 1930 65 years 4 months 24 days.
Page 119 Charles Lee Brown married Julia A. E. Mort both of Lewiston, 22 Aug 1888.

From Jack Mort, RN=5499, 503 Lucy Avenue, Belvidere SC 29841

Iowa -- Van Buren County Cemeteries Vol. I, II & III

Page 2: Mort, Carl W. - b. 1889 - d. -----. 1195
Mort, Myrtas J. - b. 1890 - d. 1919 - his wife. 5946
Mort, Myrtle F. - b. & d. May 24 1919. 5947
Page 5: Mort, Jennie A. - d. Dec 9, 1854 - d. Nov 2, 1918. 1189
Mort, Conrad (father) - b. April 8, 1814 - d. Jan 16, 1906. 3029
Mort, Sarah (Mother) - his wife - b. Jan 31, 1817 - d. May 2, 1891. 850
Mort, Peter Jr. - (Our Brother) - b. Somerset Co. Pa - June 5, 1821
d. Van Buren Co Iowa - Oct 25, 1851. 4562
Mort, Elizabeth - consort of Peter Mort - d. Nov 1860 - ae 82 yrs. 1183
Mort, Josiah - son of C. & S. Mort - d. Oct 17, 1853 - ae 20 mos. 5735
Mort, John - son of C. & S. Mort - d. July 15, 1850 - ae 10 yrs 10 mo 2 days 5736
Mort, Thomas H. - son of J. & E. J. Mort - d May 22, 1853 ae 5yrs 4 mo 7 days 4561
Page 18: Mort, Jeremiah - b. Nov 25, 1819 - d. Feb 23, 1905. 3028
Mort, Eliza - b. February 26, 1824 - d. -----. 2830

Iowa Daughers of the American Revolution
Records from Van Buren County Chapter Members 1936
Record Number
Page 137: Mort, Amalin A. Campbell, John C. 12-30-1861
Mort, Benjamin Mercer, Cynthias 10-24-1868 3032 - 5940
Mort, Christopher Miller, Eliza 10-16-1866 1184 - 1190
Mort, Elizabeth E. Lazam, Joseph 9-25-1865 2832 - 5941
Mort, Henry Spencer, Mary 12-01-1845 3027 - 5942
Mort, Henry Shaffer, Sarah Jane 8-14-1852 3027 - 3026
Mort, James Gray, Della 3-10-1874 2833 - 2847
Mort, Joseph Miller, Elizabeth 9-30-1865 1185 - 5939
Mort, Maggie Kent, Bryon 3-11-1878 3031 - 5943
Mort, Mary Harriet Fate, Hiram 4-14-1842 5945 - 5944
Contributed by Nancy Sibley Yeager 2931 Ponkan Pines Drive, Apopka FL 32712

Conrad Mort born 1760's son of (Mathias & Elizabeth Mort) married Christina born 1760's
Johann Peter Mort born 23 May 1784, Frederick Co., MD
Margareth Mort born 7 Mar 1787, Frederick Co., MD
Catherina Mort born 23 Oct 1791, Frederick Co., MD
Maria Barbara Mort born 9 Dec 1793, Frederick Co., MD
Elizabeth Mort born 25 Aug 1798, Frederick Co., MD
William Mort born 15 Aug 1805, Frederick Co., MD
Salame Mort born 17 Nov 1802, Frederick Co., MD
Jack Mort, RN=5499, 503 Lucy Avenue; Belvedere, SC 29841
Obituary from the Vindicator, 25 July 1995:
Spray painter worked for Ohio Corrugating
Kinsman -- There are no service or calling hours for George Mort Jr., 66, of 6151 State Route 88, who died Monday morning in Trumbull Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
Mr. Mort was born Oct. 29, 1928, in Warren, a son of George Sr. and Bertha Briggs Mort, and was a lifelong area resident. He was a spray painter, having worked 17 years at Ohio Corrugating Co., and 12 years at General Fireproofing Co., retiring in 1988.
He leaves two sons, Rocke of Vernon and Barry of Warren, and a brother, Thomas of Cortland.
Arrangements are by Baumgardner Funeral Home. 7/25/95

Larry Mort RN=2870, P. O. Box 123, Columbiana, Ohio 44408-0123

From Randy L. Mort, 17210 S. E. 248th Terrace; Umatilla, FL 34748:

I have found out some information since I Last contacted you. Daniel H. Mort had a son, Russell Mort (RN=1937). He married Grace Hayes in Allen County Ohio. In 1923 they had a son named John Daniel Mort. He was born in Beaver Dam Ohio.

For reasons unknown, after serving in the Army, John had all of his records changed to Jack Daniel Mort, Russell and Grace divorced while John was young. Russell remarried and moved to Sidney, Ohio, where he worked at a hospital until his death of a heart attack at the age of 48. I do not know if Grace ever remarried. She died of a hemorrhage at the age of 43.

Jack, who was mostly raised by his mother and grandmother, grew up in Lima, Ohio. He married Helen Easton. They had one son, Daniel Alfred Mort, Born April 27, 1943.

Jack and Helen divorced and Jack married Velma Foght. They had one daughter, Jackie. The 1963 Polk's Allen County Ohio Directory lists them. Jack died in 1977, and is buried at Walnut Hill Cemetery in New Hampshire, Ohio. He was 53 years old.

Jackie has been married twice, has two sons and one daughter, and lives in West Alexandria, Ohio. My father, Daniel Alfred who I received most of this information from passed away April 20, 1994, one week before his 51st birthday. He died of heart failure.

At this time I would like to ask you about Mort men dying early, as is the case with the last three generations before me. Is this common? I have recently found out that I also have a heart problem, thus the reason I am asking. My Aunt Jackie has shown me pictures of Russell and baby pictures of Jack.

I would like to thank you for everything you have done, it has helped me to discover a lot about me and mine.

California Death Indexes 1905-1959:

Chronological Order:
Name: Died: Age: County of Death Spouse State File No.
Mort, Catherine 08/18/06 38 San Francisco 19759
Mort, Martha 01/30/08 28 San Francisco 2576
Mort, Lesley H. 04/21/10 5 M Los Angeles 9555
Mort, George 06/05/14 53 San Francisco 18947
Mort, ZZ 10/15/14 1 D San Francisco 31147
Mort, Jennie C. 03/14/16 65 Los Angeles 8460
Mort, Glenn R. 01/18/21 9 San Francisco 3573
Mort, Joseph [RN=1185] 03/01/21 77 San Bernardino E. 11697
Mort, Eddy W. 08/21/22 47 Tulare M. 37253
Mort, Hiram [RN=1710] 09/20/23 67 Los Angeles C. 39324
Mort, Jack 12/10/25 10 D Monterey 57058
Mort, Emma J. 06/29/30 67 Los Angeles 31602
Mort, Clara [RN=1497] 08/08/30 77 Los Angeles 43083
Mort, Elizabeth M. [RN=5939] 12/21/30 87 San Bernardino J. 66576
Mort, Nina M. 01/03/33 38 Los Angeles E. D. 2707
Mort, George W. 01/12/39 48 San Francisco H. 5793
Mort, William 09/02/40 Los Angeles L. M. 40-55236
Mort, Gertrude [RN=6389] 04/03/41 San Bernardino O. M. 41-25975
Mort, Judy 08/09/42 Solano 42-55397
Mort, Lorenzo A. 08/10/42 San Diego Z. M. 42-54042
Mort, Sallie J. 09/29/42 Alameda 42-56238
Mort, Maude A. 07/11/44 Los Angeles R. H. 44-49706
Mort, Thomas G. 04/17/45 Orange C. H. 45-28672
Mort, Charles 06/15/45 San Joaquin 45-45444
Mort, Rebecca E. 09/01/47 San Mateo W. H. 47-70043
Mort, George M. 09/03/47 Contra Costa 47-71779
Mort, Llewellyn 03/14/48 Los Angeles G. A.
Mort, William 04/17/49 San Francisco 49-32528
Mort, Otis H. [RN=6388] 10/11/49 San Diego G. M. 49-79613
Mort, William 04/17/49 52 San Francisco 32528
Mort, Ottis H. [RN=6388] 10/11/49 76 San Diego G. 79613
Mort, Ruby L. 10/06/51 51 Los Angeles L. C. 79403
Mort, George H. 11/27/51 69 Los Angeles J. 97554
Mort, Clyde E. [6553] 04/01/54 83 San Bernardino 27151
Mort, Harry A. 08/09/54 73 Los Angeles 69991
Mort, William R. 12/06/55 2 D San Bernardino 106305
Mort, William 12/18/56 74 Santa Clara F. 119217
Mort, Roy G. 03/09/57 72 San Francisco A. 24223
Mort, Frances L. 12/17/59 84 San Bernardino 117072

From Tim & Linda Mort, 3377 Kimberly Rd, Cameron Park, CA 95682

Maryland State Archives, Annapolis
Frederick County Equity Case 213
Petition of George Byarly concerning the Estate of John Mort


To the Honorable the Judges of Frederick County Court sitting as a Court of Chancery. Humbly complaining Showeth unto your Honors your orator George Byarly of Frederick County: that on the twenty seventh day of April Eighteen hundred and seven, a certain John Mort formerly of Frederick County, being entitled by the will of his father Matthias Mort to one seventh part of the proceeds of the real estate of the said Matthias, whenever the same should be sold as directed by the said will, did for a valuable and adequate consideration sell and assign to your orator, all his interest in the same, as will more fully appear by an instrument under the hand and seal of the said John Mort, which is herewith exhibited marked Exhibit A which your orator prays may be taken as a part of this his Bill of Complaint.

And your orator further showeth unto your Honors; that since the execution of the said instrument, and before the sale of the real estate of Matthias Mort, the said John Mort died intestate leaving nine children To wit Matthias, William, Peter, Sarah, Jacob, John and George Mort, Catherine intermarried with Martin Grimes, and Elizabeth intermarried with Matthias Mort (of Peter).

And your orator further states that an application having been since made to this Honorable Court for the sale of the real estate of Matthias Mort, a decree was passed authorizing Richard Brooke Esquire as Trustee to sell the same, which was accordingly done, and the purchase money amounting to the sum of Three thousand two hundred eighty dollars was, as your orator believes, received by the said Trustee, and the Auditor of this Court stated an account between the trustee and the devisees of Matthias Mort, in which the above named children of John Mort are credited with their respective proportions of John Mort's share, which in truth and in justice belongs to your orator, by reason of the assignment above mentioned. And your orator further states that the said Richard Brooke Esquire hath since died intestate, without having paid over to the children of John Mort or to any other person, the money so credited in the Auditor's report, and that letters of administration on the personal estate of the said Richard Brooke Esquire have been granted to John Thompson Brooke.

For as much therefore as your orator is without remedy at law, and can have no relief save by the interposition of this Honorable Court, may it please your Honors to grant to your orator the states writ of subpoena to the said Matthias Mort, William Mort, Peter Mort, Sally Mort, Martin Grimes and Catherine his wife, Matthias Mort of Peter and Elizabeth his wife, commanding that they be and appear in this Court on a day in the said writ to be named, to show cause if any they have why a decree should not pass authorizing the said John Thompson Brooke Administrator as aforesaid to pay over to your orator the sums of money standing to their credit in the Auditors Report aforesaid; And inasmuch as Jacob Mort, John Mort and George Mort the other children of John Mort deceased, do not reside in the State of Maryland, may it please the Court to grant an order of publication warning them that they appear in this Court to answer this Bill of Complaint. And further may it please your Honors to grant to your orator the States Writ of Injunction to the said John Thompson Brooke to be directed, commanding and enjoining him that he shall not pay over to the children of John Mort the several sums of money wherewith they appear to be credited in the Auditors report aforesaid.

And your orator as in duty bound will pray etc.

Frederick County To wit: On this Twelfth day of November Eighteen hundred and nineteen before me the subscriber a Justice of the Peace of the state of Maryland for Frederick County, personally appears George Byarly of the said County, and makes oath on the Holy Evangels of Almighty God that the facts stated in the within Bill are true to the best of his knowledge and belief.
Sworn before Jacob Baer ?

EXHIBIT A: Whereas my Father Mathias Mort late of Frederick County and State of Maryland hath by his last Will and Testament bearing Date the fifth day of February Eighteen Hundred and two did after the Decease of his Wife direct his real property to the sold to the highest bidder and to be equally divided into seven equal shares. One of which shall being Bequeath to me John Mort. I do therefore in consideration of the Sun of Sixty one Pounds Seventeen Shillings and six pence current money to me in hand paid by George Byarly, the receipt whereof I do acknowledge & thereof acquit him his heirs & administratory, do hereby assign unto the said George Byarly and to his Heir and assigns for ever - all my Right - Title and Interest in and to the said seventh share so willed to me by my late Father be the amount whatever it may and further obliges myself, my Heirs and Administratory to Execute the said George Byarly his Heirs and Assigns any such further Instruments of Writing as may the better be judges necessary for the more perfect assigning - granting and conveying and securing unto the said George Byarly his Heirs and Assigns the above described one share given unto me by the Will of my late Father. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty seventh day of April Eighteen Hundred and seven. John Mort
Signed Sealed and delivered in the presence of John Scott.

From Nancy Rice Kiddo, 16 Woodfield Drive, Whippany, NJ 07891
Eliza Mort Estate Papers:
In the District Court of Iowa in and for Van Buren County. March Term, A. D. 1905
In the Matter of the estate of :
Jeremiah Mort, deceased. : SS.
Jos. A. Fowler, Administrator : Comes now Jas. A. Fowler, Administrator of the above named estate and shows the court that Eliza Mort, the widow of this decedent is an old lady over 80 years of age. That her mental condition is such that a temporary guardian has just been appointed, being this administrator. That there was set off to the widow by the appraisers in said estate, household goods, and exempt property to the value of $129.75. That there had been made to her as yet no other allowance save as above. That the value of the estate of said decedent will be about $4000.00. That the said Eliza Mort lives at present in the old homestead, with a daughter, and that she has no income or any means for her support, other than from the estate. He therefore asks that an order be made for an allowance to her in the sum of $100.00 on account of her first years support, and that he be authorized to pay this sum from the funds of the estate to himself as temporary guardian for her use and benefit, and that said sum be credited to him as administrator.
Respectfully submitted, s/James A. Fowler.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 28th day of March, A. D., 1905. s/Robt. R. McBeth, Notary Public.
Contributed by Nancy Sibley Yeager 2931 Ponkan Pines Drive, Apopka FL 32712
Inventory of the Estate of Jeremiah Mort.

VAN BUREN County : SS In the matter of the estate of Jeremiah Mort Deceased. The following is a full and perfect inventory of all the Personal Estate of the decedent, so far as the same has come to the possession or knowledge of the undersigned, Administrator of said estate, and also a correct statement of the heirs of said decedent.
Eliza Mort Widow Keosauqua, Iowa
Ellen Lanam Daugh. Mt. Sterling, Iowa
Emma Proctor " Sherman, Texas
G. D. Mort Son Keosauqua, Iowa
Ruth Walters Daugh. Keosauqua, Iowa
David Mort Son Des Moines, Iowa
Dallas Mort Son Table Rock, Nebraska

3 shoals, 100 Bu corn in crib, 1 cook stove, 2 tables, 3 sofas, dishes, kitchen chairs, rockers, lamps, 2 heating stoves, stand & water table, clock, cot, pictures & looking glass, bureaus, beds & bedding, trunk, window shades.
Contributed by Nancy Sibley Yeager 2931 Ponkan Pines Drive, Apopka FL 32712

Letter from Eliza Mort to James Fowler:
Mt. Sterling, Iowa July 10
Mr. Fowler, I received your letter this morning with the check. I am very poorly to day. The Dr. was her yesterday. I wish you could get that writing done that I spoke to you about. I want it done yours truly s/Eliza Mort
Contributed by Nancy Sibley Yeager 2931 Ponkan Pines Drive, Apopka FL 32712
Will of Eliza Mort
Last Will and Testament of Eliza Mort
I, Eliza Mort, Widow of Jeremiah Mort, deceased, and being a resident of Van Buren County, Iowa; now bring of sound mind and memory and being desirous of making a disposition of my property by will do hereby make and publish and declare this my last will and testament, hereby revoking any and all former wills made by me.
Item I I desire and direct that all my just debts and Funeral Expenses be paid
Item II I hereby will and devise and bequeath to my daughter Ruth Walters of Keosauqua, Iowa the sum of one Dollar ($1.00) from the funds of my estate, to be her absolutely and in fee simple.
Item III I hereby will, devise and bequeath to my daughter, Emma Proctor of Sherman Texas the sum of One Dollar ($1.00) from the funds of my estate to be hers absolutely and in fee simple.
Item IV I hereby will devise and bequeath to my son George D. Mort of Keosauqua, Iowa the sum of One Dollar ($1.00) from the Funds of my estate to be his absolutely and in fee Simple.
Item V I hereby will, devise and bequeath to my son David Mort of Des Moines Iowa One Dollar ($1.00) from the funds of my estate to be his absolutely and in fee simple.
Item VI I hereby will devise and bequeath to my son Dallas Mort of Table Rock, Neb. the sum of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) to be his absolutely and in fee simple.
Item VII Al the rest, residue and remainder of my property, real and Personal of whatsoever kind or character and wheresoever situated, I hereby will, devise and bequest to my daughter Ellen Lanam of Mt. Sterling, Iowa, the same to be hers absolutely and in fee simple.
Item VIII My reason for giving to my two daughters, Ruth Walters and Emma Proctor, and my two sons, George Mort and David Mort only the One Dollar ($1.00) herein bequeathed is that this is all that I think they are entitled to from my hands, that they have each said that they would not keep me in my old age or allow me to stay with them, and I feel that they should not have more.
Item IX I hereby nominate and appoint James. A. Fowler of Keosauqua, Iowa to be the Executor of this my last will and Testament.
Signed at Mt. Sterling, Iowa, this 14th day of July A.D. 1906. Testator: s/Eliza Mort
The foregoing written instrument, consisting of three pages of written paper, was on the 14th of July A. D. 1906 subscribed by the testator Eliza Mort as and for her last will and testament in the presence of each of the under signed who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have signed our names hereto as subscribing witnesses.
s/R. D. Toben, Mt. Sterling, Iowa; John Harners, Mt. Sterling, Iowa, J. W. Kern, Mt. Sterling, Iowa

Contributed by Nancy Sibley Yeager 2931 Ponkan Pines Drive, Apopka FL 32712
Final Report of the Eliza Mort Estate

In the District Court of Iowa, in and for Van Buren County. March Term, A. D. 1908.
In the matter of the estate of :
Elza Mort, Deceased. :SS
James A. Fowler, Executor : Final Report of Executor. Comes now James A. Fowler, the executor in the above entitled estate and herewith files his final report as such.
She shows that he was appointed on the 3rd day of April, 1907; that the year of administration is not quite up, but he files his report, asking that it be submitted and approved, after the year of administration has expires, during the March Term of this court, provided nothing further intervenes to make its approval proper.
He further shows that he gave due notice of him appointment and has filed an inventory and appraisement herein as by law provided.
He further shows that he was the guardian of the deceased Eliza Mort, and was so acting at the time of his deceased. That on the 10th day of April, A.D. 1907, he filed his report being a final report as such guardian, and he now charged himself , as executor, with the balance shown to be in his hands by said final report, which said report has been duly approve by this court.
He shows that the said final report shows the amount in his hands to be the sum of $814.74, which was made up as follows: cash on hand $214.00, six per cent annual interest, due on or before on year after date, and a note for $350.00, executed by Samuel Kittle and wife, dated Oct. 22nd, 1906, due Oct. 22nd, 1911, secured by a mortgage on 40 acres of land. These said notes being given to him as guardian, and which he has transferred to himself as executor in said estate. He now shows that he has collected the note of Robt. R. McBeth, in full, with interest to this date, and has collected 21.00 interest on the Kittle note, being interest for one year, and up till Oct. 22nd, 1907.
He charges himself, therefore wit the following sums, to-wit:
Balance cash on hand, as shown in said Report as guardian $ 214.74
Receive McBeth, note and interest as above, 278.51
Received interest Kittle Note, as above, 21.00
Charge with Face Value of Kittle Note, still held, 350.00
Total Received and chargeable $ 864.25
He has paid out, and is entitled to credit for the following sums, to-wit:
Paid G. S. Carruthers, claim, work on grave of decedent $ 4.00
Ferguson Harbin & McMillan, Funeral expense 65.00
Jason Funk, Claim, work and material at grave 2.05
Dan Cooksey, work on grave, claim 1.00
Paid taxes, 10.42
Retained to pay tax due next year, assessed Jan. 1st, 08, 5.25
Apr. 22nd, 1907 / paid account of court costs, 19.30
Paid balance of Court Costs, in full 5.50
Retained percent as administrator, $43.21, and expense,
$4.00, total compensation and expense, 47.21
Paid Walker & McBeth, Attorneys fees in estate, 100.00
Total amount paid out, and credited, $ 259.73

First Recapitulation.
Total amount chargeable, brought down, $ 864.25
Total amount paid out on expenses brought down, 259.73
Balance on hand for Distribution, $ 604.52
He reports to pay on distribution as follows:-
Paid Ruth Walters, Legacy under will, $ 1.00
Paid Emma, Proctor, same 1.00
Paid Dallas Mort, Same, 100.00 102.00
Balance on hand for residuare Legatee; $502.52
This sum is made up as follows: cash, $152.52 and the note of Samuel Kittle, for $350.00, which will be transferred to said Ellen Lanam Residuary Legatee. (handwritten: Receipt Filed May 4th, 1908.)
He shows that Eliza Mort, died testate, and that prior to the adminion of her will to probate, objections were filed thereto by David Mort, and Geo. D. Mort, through J. C. Calhoun their attorney, as will appear from the record in his case. That a compromise was afterwards made, whereby a sum was paid by Ellen Lanam, the residuare legatee to the attorney for the contestants, and the objections to said probate withdrawn, and the said will was then admitted to probate. That the element of said contest, disposes of the legacy of $1.00 each to George D. and David Mort, provided for in the will.
That the said will provides that after her debts are paid, that there shall be given a legacy of $1.00 each to Ruth Walters, Emma Proctor, Geo. D. Mort and David Mort, and that Dallas Mort shall received the sum of $100.00, and that all the rest residue and remainder of the property shall be bequeathed to her daughter Ellen Lanam. And he shows that distribution is her reported in compliance with said will. (handwritten: Dallas Mort rect. filed May 8th, 1908)
He shows with reference to the item of Attorneys fees in the estate that in lieu of the contest brought in the said estate, and the settlement of said matter, that the said compensation is just and reasonable.
He therefore asks that this report be approved and that he be discharged on filing vouchers as called for in said estate, including the vouchers for distribution. And he asks that in the event any of the heirs would not receipt him for their legacy that he be authorized to deposit the same wit the Clerk, and upon filing his vouchers, he shall be finally discharged.
Respectfully submitted, Walker & McBeth, Attys for Exr.
I. James A. Fowler, being first duly sworn on my oath say that I am the executor names in the foregoing report, that I have read the statements made there and the same are true and correct as I verily believe. s/James A. Fowler
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 19th day of March, 1908. s/Robt. R. McBeth, Notary Public.

Contributed by Nancy Sibley Yeager 2931 Ponkan Pines Drive, Apopka FL 32712

Certified Copy of Death Record

The State of Ohio, Clark County. Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division. Date of Record within 1 year of Death. Fifth Ward #43. Name in full: Mort, William D. Date of Death: November 12, 1907. Condition: Married. Aged: 54 Years 7 Months, 20 days. Place of Death: Springfield. Place of Birth: Virginia. Occupation: Carpenter. Color: White. Cause of Death: Locomotor Ataxia. Last Place of Residence: 225 W. Jefferson Street. Deaths, Vol 3, Page 144

From Jack Mort, RN=5499, 503 Lucy Avenue, Belvidere SC 29841
Abstracts From the
Engine of Liberty and the Uniontown Advertiser 1813-1815.
Selected abstracts from a Newspaper Published
by Charles Sower at Uniontown, Maryland
Edited by Joe Getty

Page 2: Thursday, November 4, 1813. Vol. 1- No. 9

This is to give Notice, That the subscriber hath obtained from the Orphan's Court of Frederick county, Letter of administration on the personal estate of Peter Mort, late of said county, deceased. --All persons having claims against said deceased are hereby warned to exhibit the same with the proper vouchers thereof, to the subscriber at or before the 18th day of May next, they may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate -- An those indebted are required to make immediate payment. Peter Mort, Ex'tor, Nov. 3d 1813.
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Index of Carroll County Names compiled from
Map of Carroll county, Maryloand 1862 and
Illustracted Atlas of Carroll county, Maryland 1877

1862 Map 1877 Atlas
___ ___ (Mrs.) TAND
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Carroll County Index to Wills and Administractions
Carroll County Genealogical Society
Page 59: Index to Administractions

Decedent Appt. Adm
Mort, George Feb 1, 1869
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The Carroll Record: Histories of Northwestern Carroll County Communities, edited by Joseph M. Getty, Historical Society of Carroll County, 1994 Page 50:

When the war broke out between the states in 1861, quite a number from this district enlisted. Others in different regiments were, . . . David Mort, 13th. Md. Regiment. . .
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Carroll County and the Great War for Civilization, 1917-1919
by Jay Graybeal, Historical Society of Carroll County, Westminster, Maryland. Page 144:

Mort, George Wesley E.,; Woodsboro, Frederick Co.; Union Bridge, Md.; 30 yrs 5 mos; Regular Army 7/22/17 Private; Corporal 9/10/17; Sergeant first class 11/10/17; Base Hospital, Camp Taylor, Ky.; Hospital, Camp Knox, Ky. 10/1/18; Honorable Discharge 8/13/19.
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Carroll County, Maryland, Marriage Licences 1837-1899, Carroll county Public Library, 1987

Mort, Albert Few, Hattie Dec. 03, 1892
Mort, David Fulton, Susan Nov. 27, 1858
Mort, George Lidea, Margaret (Fred. Co.) Jan. 11, 1848
Mort, William Wolf, Alice Feb. 05, 1877
Mort, Zacharias Piper, Rachael Cath. Mar. 07, 1868
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Index for the Allegany County Section of Scharf's History of Western Maryland, Vol. 2 by Helen R. Long, Manhattan Kansas, Claflin Books, 1990. Morts, George, 1379d

Page 1379, History of Western Maryland Volume 2:

Cumberland Hose Company: It was reorganized in 1839 as Cumberland Hose Company. . . . The officers for 1881 were:
President, George Mortz;
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Marriage Licenses of Frederick County 1811-1840 by Margaret E. Myers:

Feb. 10, 1818 Mort, Barbara to Mort, William
Sep. 23, 1818 Mort, Catharine to Grime, Martin
Feb. 10, 1819 Mort, Catherine to Young, Peter
Sep. 6, 1817 Mort, George to Mort, Polly
Aug. 5, 1813 Mort, George to Fox, Julianna
Aug. 2, 1826 Mort, Margaret to Recker, Henry
Sep. 6, 1817 Mort, Polly to Mort, George
Nov. 16, 1822 Mort, Sarah to Hawn, William
Feb. 10, 1818 Mort, William to Mort, Barbara
Nov. 10, 1818 Mort, William to Stitley, Elizabeth
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Marriage Licenses of Frederick County 1841-1865 by Margaret E. Myers:
--- RN ---

Nov. 4, 1850 Mort, Baltzer to Dillaplane, Mary 971 1031
Oct. 26, 1864 Mort, Francanna to Lohr, Simon 1012 983
Mar. 23, 1853 Mort, George W. to Gesey, Ann Rebecca 4578 4848
Mar. 10, 1854 Mort, Jacob to Michael, Julia Ann 878 879
Nov. 7, 1864 Mort, Mary to Fox, William H. 1031 5785
Sep 15, 1847 Mort, Peter to Strine, Mary A. 1023 1024
Dec. 29. 1851 Mort, Samuel to Waldex, Margaret 947 948
Sep. 10, 1853 Mort, William to Cane, Mary Elizabeth 973 2699
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Newspaper Abstracts of Frederick County, 1816-1819 by F. Edward Wright, Page 109-110:

Page 110: Frederick EICHELBERGER, ex'r of Matthias MORT.
[Page 109 must be copied. This article was from Issue 303. 10 May 1817]
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Bridge in Time, the complete 1850 Census of Frederick County, Maryland
by Mary Fitzhugh Hitselberger and John Philip Dern.

Page 184: 5th election District, 24th day of July, 1850, by E. B. Lefevre, Ass't Marshall
26 350-379 William Mort 37 M farmer 1700 Md.
27 Catharine " 27 F Pa.
28 Frances B. " 7 F Md.
29 R. Fred'k, " 7 M Md.
30 William H. " 1 M Md.

Page 282: Woodsboro (District No 11, 24th day of July 1850 by Daniel Root.
16 45- 46 Wilson L. Grimes 39 M Shoemaker 300 Md.
17 Nancy " 28 F Md.
18 Catharine A. " 13 F Md. 1
19 Mary S. " 7 F Md.
20 Margaret E. " 5 F Md.
21 Harriet L. " 3 F Md.
22 Sophiah J. " 1 F Md.

Page 283: Woodsboro District No. 11, 24th day of July 1850. by Daniel Root
17 58- 59 William Mort 52 M Shoemaker Md.
18 Barbara " 48 F Md.
19 Baltzer " 19 M Shoemaker Md.
20 Christ " 16 M Labour Md. 1
21 William " 14 M Md. 1
22 Caroline " 12 F Md. 1
23 James T. " 8 M Md.
24 Margaret " 4 F Md.

Page 287: Woodsboro, District No. 11, 27th day of July 1850 by Daniel Root.
1 124-126 Peter Mort 30 M Stone Mason Md.
2 Mary A. " 32 F Md.

Page 287: Woodsboro, District No. 11, 27th day of July 1850 by Daniel Root.
18 128-130 William Mort 17 M Md.
19 Jacob Wilhide 55 M Farmer 24,000 Md.
20 Margaret " 65 F Md.
21 Reuben " 26 M Labour Md.
22 Catharine " 20 F Md.
23 Niles " 7 M Md.
24 Daniel Renner 26 M Labour Md

Page 395: Petersville District, 1st day of October 1850 by Francis A. Hoffman.
20 262-271 Susanna Mort 35 F Maryland
21 John Fink 20 M Laborer ditto

Page 494: Persons who died during the Year ending 1st June 1850 in Woodsboro District No. 11:
10 Margaret E. Mort 11/12 F Md. May 11

Page 518-519: Schedule 4 -- Productions of Agricultrue in the fifth Election District in the County of Fredierkc during the year ending June 1, 1850 as enumerated by me, on the 22nd day of Julyu 1850, Eli B. Lefevre , Ass't Marshall.

Column 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 21 30 32 46
28 William Mort 116 10 1700 150 2 4 6 9 13 300 65 10 50 30 300 5 45

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History of Leitersburg District
Washington County, Maryland
by Herbert C. Bell, 1898

Pages 130-131: St. Paul's Church at Leitersburg. The earliest list of members now extant, that of 1831:
... ... ... Elizabeth Mort
Pages 300-301
SAMUEL NIGH, was born near Hummelstown, Lancaster County, Pa., November 10, 1809, the son of Henry Nigh, Whose ancestors were of French Huguenot origin and wrote the name "Noyes" or "Nye." At an early age he removed with his father's family to Letterkenny Township, Franklin County, Pa., where he was reared and obtained a common school edition. In early manhood he was employed at brick making and farm labor at Waynesboro, pa., whence he removed to Leitersburg District, of which he was a resident until his death, June 22, 1891, a period of more than fifty years. Here he was variously employed at fence-making, farm labor, etc.; for eighteen years he owned the present farm of Mrs. Margaret Leather and for some years before his death he resided in the immediate vicinity of Leitersburg. He married Lydia Mort and their children were John W., deceased, a carpenter by occupation; Samuel T., a mechanic of Springfield, Ohio; Susan, deceased wife of Jacob Lowman; David F., and Kate, wife of Samuel F. Lowman. Mr. Nigh was a Whig in politics and afterward a Republican.
DAVID F. NIGH was born in Leitersburg District, June 9, 1841, the son of Samuel and Lydia (Mort) Nigh. He received a common school education, principally at Pleasant Hill school, of which hi8s father was one of the trustees when the first school house was erected at the present site. He was reared a farmer and first engaged in this business in partnership with Hiram D. Middlekauff; in 1865 they operated the Joseph Gabby Farm of John Strite, which he operated at different times a total of sixteen years, residing in the meantime at Leitersburg, where he owned a property of twenty-five acres; he also farmed one year in Washington Township, Franklin County, Pa., and one year at the Scheller farm new Ziegler's mill, from which in 1889 he removed to North Bellevue, a tract of 275 acres near Hagerstown owned by the Hamilton estate, which he has since operated. In connection with farming Mr. Nigh has also been engaged in raising thoroughbred stock and is recognized as one of the leading breeders of Holstein Friesians in Western Maryland. In 1864 he married Mary J., daughter of Philip and Ann (Snotterly) Beaver, and their children are Ida K., wife of Joseph Barkdoll; Annie B., wife of Otis Smith; May L., Wife of Harry Lehman; Charles B., a farmer in Wilson's District; Edward B.; Albert C.; W, Keller and Emma L. Mr. Nye is a member of the Lutheran Church and a Republican in politics.
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Washington County, Maryland, Cemetery Records, Edited by Dale W. Morrow, 1993.

Volum II, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, west of Hancock, on Route 40, Page 45:

Two graves, no stones
one gave, plain stone
MORT, Frank, b. 19 Jun 1876 d. 14 Aug 1901
Two graves, plain stone

Volume V, Leitersburg, Page 19:

MORT Cora Katie d/o William & Linnie MORT 5801 1521 1522
age 7y 7m 25d, d. 30 Aug 1883

Volume VII, Hagerstown, Page 69:

MORT, Martha I. b. 28 Apr 1880 d. 19 Dec 1924 4584
MORT, William B. 14 May 1842 d. 13 Mar 1922 1007
MORT, Malinda w/o William MORT b. 28 Dec 1847 d. 9 Feb 1916 4580

[To be rechecked for name and location of cemetery]
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Roster of Civil War Soldiers from Washington County, Maryland by Roger Keller, Page 188:

Mort, William. Co. G, 102nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. (US) Leitersburg. Served from 20 May, 1864 to 28 June 1865. (1890-Census)
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Lancaster Legacy (Lancaster Co. PA), Volume 1 Issue #3, Early Land Warrants, Page 2:

19 Sep 1768. Deed. Walter (x) NEWMAN of Heidelberg Twp, Lancaster County, and Elizabeth (x) his wife, to Moretz DUPPLE of Tulpehocken Twp, Berks Co. Land: 1/2 acres lot in Heidelberg Twp, with all houses and out houses, bounded by a 65' street, a lot of michael MAURER, other land of Walter NEWMAN, and a lot of Peter ZELLER; it being part of a 234 acre tract which by patenet was granted to said Walter NEWMAN. Price 29 Pa currency. Witnesses: Daniel MORT, Henrich NEWMAN, Philip MARSTELLER, and J. P. Dehaas. (Page 40)
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1843 Tax Records, Franklin Co., PA by Robert F. Cell, 1991, Washington Twp., Page 129:

Year Tn Last First Acre H C Value Comments
1843 WA Mort John 0 0 0 150 s.f.
1843 WS Mort Joseph 0 0 1 108
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St. Clair's Bedford (Bedford Co. PA), Volume 1 Issue 2 Page 12:

JOHAN BERES, miner, residing in Broad Top Twp, born 18 Aug 1877 at Tszebovisko, Austria. Emigrated from Hamburg, Germany, 11 May 1896, arriving at New York on the Ship (he does not remember the name, filed SI 21 Jan 1908 at Bedford (DI states he was 20 years old, 5'9" high, weighting 176 pounds, with dark brown hair, gray eyes, and of sallow complexion). Subject of Francis Joseph, emperor of Austria and apostolic king of Hungary. He lived in U.S. since 25 May 1896 and in PA since 26 May 1896. Filed petition 21 Apr 1913. Vouched for by Harvey FORD and Blair MORT, both miners, and both residing at Six Mile Run. Admitted as citizen 07 Sep 1914. . . .

St. Clair's Bedford (Bedford Co. PA), Volume 11 Issue 2, Early Bedford County Tavern Keepers, Vault Number one, Bedford County Courthouse, Page 8:

GEORGE KEBAUGH of Dublin Twp files his petition --- --- 1801 to keep a tavern in the house where he now dwells on the Three Mountain Road leading to Shippensburg. Recommended. The following persons signed his petition in support: George CHESNUT, Samuel BAKER, Thomas HUSTON, Benjamin WALLET, David WELCH, Austo ALLEN, Isaac DUBBS, Matthias CLINE, Mathias MORT, William BAKER, Wilson (s?) Cline, and Joseph (Ziegle?)
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History of Bedford and Somerset Co., Pennsylvania, 1906:

Page 134: On the returning home of the army after the war, Colonel Geary's command reached Pittsburg on the 19th of July, 1848. A few days later many citizens of Bedford drove to Stoystown to meet the worn and weary survivors of Company L. and brought them home in triumph in wagons and carriages.
Following is a list of the members of Company L (deserters excepted), as shown on a muster roll now on file in the office of the adjutant-general in this state: . . . Private: . . ., Peter Mortz, . . . all of whom were mustered out with company.

Page 314: The 181st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers--Twentieth Cavalry.
As a three-years regiment the service of the Twentieth Pennsylvania cavalry was in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, first under Gen.'s Siegel, Hunt and Crook, taking apart in the battle of New Market, the Lynchburg campaign of Gen. Hunter and at Snicker's Gap. It remained with Gen. Sheridan's army through his campaign in the Shenandoah valley, and went with him when his cavalry force joined Gen. Grant in front of Petersburg. Here it took an active part in the final campaign of the war. The following names are those of Somerset county men who served in Company D:
. . . Mort, William, Private

Page 373-4: Last Paragraph of the Biography of William H. Sutter:
Mr. Suter married in 1868, Julia, born in 1844, in Jenner Township, daughter of Frederick and Anna (Betts) Beasecker, and they were the parents of two sons, both of whom are deceased, Frederick F. and Calvin C. Mrs. Suter died in 1899 and is buried in Stoyestown. Mr. Suter married (second) Mrs. Phoebe Moon, daughter of Chauncy and Catharine (Nicholson) Dwire. The former was born in Somerset county and was a farmer. He and his wife were the parents of the following children: Phoebe, wife of William H. Suter; Silas married Dora Nicoholson; Newton B. married Maud Friend; and Mary C., wife of John S. Mort.
[Mary RN=3172, John S. Mort RN=781]
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Monocacy and Catoctin, Volume III (Additions and Corrections to the History of Frederick County, Maryland by T. J. C. Williams and Folger KcKinsey (1910), edited by Calvin E. Schildknecht:

Page 70: W&M-788: Simon Lohr (1830-1919) and wife Fransanna B. (Mort) 1840-1931) are buried at Thurmont United Brethren Church. His parents John (1794-1863) and Christina (Overholtzer) (1801-1879) are build at Apples church near Thurmont. His parents were Joseph Lohr (1755-1837) and wife Mary (1756-1822) who are buried at Emmitsburg Lutheran Church.

Page 233-234: W&M-1418: George A. Mort (1854-1931) and wife Caroline S. (Wachter) (1864-1942) are buried at Utica. His parents Samuel (1829-1892) and Margaretha A. (Waldeck) (1832-1915) are buried at Bethel Lutheran church. A gravestone of George's grandfather John is lacking.

A. George Mort (1794-1876) served in the Frederick county Militia in 1812. He married Mary Craig in Bedford County, PA, in 1820. He died in Allen County, OH.

It is surprising that a family has as its name the French word for death. Earlier forms of the name have special interest. In 1800 in Middletown Valley two households are headed by Henry and Valentine Mortar, both over 45 years of age. In Taneytown District Peter Mort (26-45) lived with his family. In Libertytown District in 1800 were three Mort Families, John was over 45; Conrad and Mathias were between 26 and 45 in age. (LC). A Bartholomeus Morth (pronounced Mort in Continental Europe) emigrated via Philadelphia in September 1732.

A leading educator of Frederick County was a Mort descendant. Prof. James C. Biehl (c.1866-1960) was a son of James Addison Biehl and wife Sarah Catherine (Mort) (1856-1944), daughter of George W. and Rebecca (Geesey) Mort.

The only Biehl family in the Frederick County census of 1850 was that of George F. Biehl (b. c.1821), a miller, and wife Elliata (b. c.1828). Prof. J. C. Biehl was born near Lewistown. He attended school at Mountaindale and graduated at Boys' High School in Frederick in 1903. He described to me his discipline problems in beginning to teach at a one-room country school when some of the boys were larger that he. IN 1918 J. C. became principal of Boy's High School where he had studied. In 1923 Biehl was my teacher and head of the middle school on East Church Street. In 1932-1934 Professor Biehl and I commuted from Frederick to teach at the Thurmont High School where he was the principal. Those were cold winters with temperatures reading -15 degrees Fahrenheit one morning.

Prof. Biehl married Charlotte B. Whitmore (1878-1939), daughter of Jeremiah and Catherine (Fox) Whitmore of near Woodsboro. Their children are Katherine L., a former teacher at Frederick High School, and Dr. Harold P. Biehl, M.D. of Baltimore.
[Sarah Catherine Mort RN=4850]
Page 243, W&M-1446: Charles C. Putnam (b.1881) married Bessie N. Mort. His parents were Greenbury H. (1858-1913) and wife Ida B. (Joy) who are buried at the Catholic Cemetery in Frederick. The paternal Grandparents of Charles were John J. Putnam, Jr. (1826-1907) and wife Rebecca (Shriver) (b. 1833) who have gravestones at Utica. His paternal great grandparents were John J. Putnam (1793-1872) and Ann E. (Summers) 1795-1883) who are buried at St. John Lutheran Church north of Myersville. In the 1800 census of Middletown Valley were two Putnam households, of John over 45 years and Jacob 16 to 26. A genealogy of Putnam and Wyant families was written by E. Clayton Wyant of Washington County, MD. See also W&M-1060.

Page 258, W&M-1512: William Henry Mort (1849-1931) and wife Seraphine Elizabeth (Cease) (1844-1919) are buried at Thurmont U. B. Church. His parents William (1811-1887) and Catherine (Oler) (1813-1888) are buried at Mr. Tabor Cemetery at Rocky Ridge.

In the 1800 census of Taneytown District are recorded Peter Mort and wife between 16 and 26 years of age. In the northern area of Frederick Co., in 1800 lived Lewis Morter and wife, but this may be a mistake for Motter. Ensign John Mort served in the Catoctin Battalion in the Revolution. See also W&M-1418.
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Frederick County Militia in the War of 1812
by Sallie A. Mallick and F. Edward Wright

Page 215: MORT, George, Pvt. under Capt. Samuel Ogle, 1 May - 5 July 1813; b. c 1794; m. Nov. 1820 Mary Craig, in Bedford Co., PA; m. 19 Jul. 1871, Sarah E. Houtzer (b. c. 1818) by Rev. A. R. Krebs, at Lima, OH. He res. Allen Co., OH 1855, in Monroe Township, Allen Co., OH, 1871; d. West Cairo, Allen Co., OH, 30 Aug 1876. Expenses submitted by John Mort, West Cairo, OH; coffin and funeral expenses $30.00; medical services $5.25; clothing $9.50. John Mort was administrator of estate of George Mort. His widow Sarah Mort, res. West High St., Lima, OH, 1878, 1880; d. 18 Oct. 1894.

Page 334-335: Captain Samuel Ogle's Company, from the Fredericktown and Emmittsburgh area was called up on 1 May 1813 and marched to Baltimore and joined the new formed 2nd Regiment under Lieut. Col. Richard K. Heath. Private Benjamin Gump said the company was stationed at the "Old Orchard." They were discharged on 5 July. Some said they were discharged at Spring Gardens in Baltimore; some said the place of discharge was Federal Hill; others recalled they had been dismissed at the Patapsco Encampment near the city of Baltimore. Privates: . . . George Mort, . . ., Peter Oler, discharged 27 May, . . .

Page 335-336: Captain Smith's Company--During the period, 23 through 29 May, 1813, a company of militia was drafted from the Woodsboro area (about 82 members) and formed under Captain Philip Smith. they were ordered into service by Brigadier General H. Barrick. when they reached Annapolis they were placed under the command of Col. Gassaway Watkins who was in charge of the Annapolis Harbor. The company was discharged verbally around 8 September 1812 at the State House.

during the period the company was active there were 31 desertions; several others returned before the company was discharged. On 5 June 1813 rewards were offered for . . . from the extra battalion 7th Brigade, Md. militia -- Philip Smith Capt. Commandt., 3rd Company Md. Militia, stationed at Fort Severn, Annapolis Harbor. [List of men in co. follows:]

Jacob Grimes, musician
Bussard, Daniel, deserted 19 June
Mort, William, deserted 18 June, found 4 Aug
Mathias, Griff
Snook, Henry
Schleichk, Isaac
Willhite, George
Willhide, Jacob, deserted, 19 June
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Historical Collection of Harrison County Ohio, 1900 by Charles A Hanna, marriages:

Page 27: Conrad Mortz and Sarah Hines Sep 12, 1838 by Rev. John W. Minor
Page not Recorded: Henry Rumrine and Lydia Montz April 25, 1839 by D Rothaker
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Marriages, Tuscarawas Co. Ohio

23 Nov 1847 Mortz, Ruth A. John Favorite
14 Nov 1850 Morta, Magdalena Nicholas Kaderla
27 Sep 1861 Marts, Mary A. John B. Warnes

Somerset Past (Somerset PA) Volume III, Issue #3 Page 6: Somerset County Will Book I:
Christian Most. Entire will in old German. Witnesses: Peter Hershberger (in old German) and Michael Sterner. Will dated 10 Jan 1812 proved 29 June 1812. Page 481.

Volume III Issue #4 Page 10: Quarter Sessions, Docket A. 1798-1799:
7 Dec. 1799 Grand Jury: William Mort

Volume 6 Issue #2 Page 2, Land Warrants Survey Book: adjoining land of Christian Most.

Volume 7 Issue #3: Land Warrants Survey Book: adjoining land of Jacob Most.

Volume 9 Issue #2.: . . . Lot 23 in Town of Salisbury, Elk Lick Township. fronting on main Street on the North, a lot of William Mott on the East. Page 51. Sheriff & Treasurer Deeds, Docket A.

Volume 11 Issue #1: Sheriff and Treasurer's Deed, Prothonotary Office, Docket A:
07 Feb 1834. John Witt Esq. High Sheriff, comes into court and acknowledged his deed to Michael DIVELY for one house and lot in the Town of Salisbury. Sold as the property of William MORT. Consideration 150. Page 83.

Volume 11 Issue #3: Somerset County marriages: Andrew J. MORT aged 21 years past, farmer, Elk Lick Twp, Somerset County s/o Abraham S. & Anna Maria Mort and Emma (x) Thomas, aged 21 years past of Elk Lick Twp. Somerset County d/o Amos and Barbara Ellen Thomas were married 17 Aug. 1886 at Somerset PA by G. Lint, J.P. Somerset Marr. Lic. Docket #1 Page 178.
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1895 Atlas of Allegan County Michigan:
Page 13, Casco Township Section 26:
A. Mort 80 N-1/2 NW-1/4 S26 T1N R16W RN=1705
Geo Mort 40 NW-1/4 NE-1/4 S26 T1N R16W RN=1708
Page 13, Casco Township Section 13
M. Flora 20 N-1/2 N-1/2 NE-1/4 S13 T1N R16W RN=1664
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Rent Rolls Dunmore Co. Virginia
1774 John Mort
1775 John Mort
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1860 New Haven Connecticut Mortality Schedules:
Mort, Irene F CT 74 March Convulsions
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1830 Census Charleston South Carolina
Mort, E. B. Page 67 Charleston City
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