Early Bronaugh Residents

Alexander and Catharine Waite

Catha(e)rine Ertel married John Fry in Warren County, OH. The couple moved to Cass County, IN where John Fry died and is buried, Catharine Ertel Fry married Alexander Waite in Cass County, IN and moved to Idaho, then to Vernon County, MO.

The 1910 Vernon County, MO Census for Harrison Township lists them living with their daughter and son-in-law:

  • Lewis Hartzfeld, age 51, Head of household
  • Jennie Hartzfeld, age 39, Wife - also says they had been married 11 yrs and had 1 child
  • G. Wilson Hartzfeld, age 5, son
  • Catherine Waite, age 84, mother in law
  • Alexander Waite, age 77, father in law

Robert, a great great grandson of Catharine Ertel and her first marriage to John Fry provided much of the above information.

Alexander and Catherine Waite are buried in Worsley Cemetery, which would have been just a mile or so from where they probably lived. Here are their dates:

  • A. W. Waite, July 19, 1832 - May 5, 1921
  • Catherine Waite, November 27, 1825 - December 10, 1914

Buried nearby is Franklin Waite, March 27, 1840 - January 21, 1916

Buried not too far from the Waites are:

  • L. T. Hartzfeld, August 28, 1869 - March 16, 1946
  • Jennie Hartzfeld, October 16, 1870 - May 21, 1914

I suppose that Franklin and Alexander must have been brothers.

Graves of Alexander and Catherine Waite

Worsley Cemetery (The edge of Franklin's stone can be seen behind this one (east)

Grave of Franklin Waite

Worsley Cemetery

Death Certificate Information: Jennie Waite Hartzfeld died May 21, 1914 at the Vernon Sanitarium in Nevada, MO. Cause of death was heart disease. She had been born in October 6, 1870 in Indiana to Alex Wilson Waite and Catherine Ertel Waite. Informant was her husband Lewis Theo. Hartzfeld of Bronaugh. V. O. Williams of Nevada was the attending physician. Burial was May 22, 1914 at Worsley Cemetery with W. Wainscott, undertaker in charge. #18338



The photo to the right is of Jennie from her Grave Marker in Worsley Cemetery.

Death Certificate Information: Katherine Waite died December 10, 1914 in Harrison Township. She had been born November 27, 1825 in Ohio, maiden name, Ertel. L. T. Hartzfeld was the informant and Dr. O. P. Farrington on Moundville was the informant. The attending physician was E. E. Anderson of Garland, KS. Cause of death was heart disease. Burial was at Worsley Cemetery on December 12, 1914 and Konantz of Arcadia was the undertaker. #3536

Death Certificate Information: Frank Waite died January 21, 1916 in Moundville Township of heart disease and LaGrippe (the flu). He had been born March 26, 1840 to Oliver Waite and wife Mary Crell Waite who had both been born in Indiana. He was single. Dr. O. P. Farrington was the attending physician and Mrs. Phil Shanholzer was the informant. Burial was in Worsley Cemetery on January 22 with Undertaker John Donaldson of Moundville in charge. #5014


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