Lemon / Kater Family Bible
Sumitted June 24 1998 by:
James Hey LEMON and Adelaide Montezuma KATER family bible
5 Oct 1883
These pages were transcribed exactly how I found them to the best of my ability. I have made anattempt to correct
nothing except capitalize surnames. Brackets show illegible or obvious corrections. These records were taken from
color photo-copies I personally made of the original bible pages as the originals are too fragile to handle.
I am a direct descendent of James Hey LEMON and Adelaide Montezuma KATER being their
The original bible is in the possession of Mary Elizabeth MCCOY.
Thanks once again to all that have posted info and helped me in my searches. Good luck to all!
Surnames found in this record:
GARRALSEN/ GARRELSEN- witness
"WHAT THEREFORE GOD HATH JOINED TOGETHER, LET NOT MAN PUT ASUNDER"
THIS CERTIFIES THAT
James H. LEMON,
and Adelaide Montozuma KATER
WERE UNITED BY ME,IN
At Philadelphia on the 29th day of
Febuary in the year of our lord 1852
In Presence of John KATER and James ROSS.
Signed Margaret KATER Susan LEMON
Minister of the gospil
First Child- Rudolph Kater LEMON} Born Dec 17th 1852 in Philadelphia Pen
Christned 6th July 1854 Was a remarkabely. Small child when born. But healthey.
Grew finaly the first year. But [p]om a breaking out of hes Ears while cutting he's Teath.
Second Child- William Stewart LEMON. Born March 4th 1854 in City of Phil Pen
Was a fine large child had a good disposion
Third Child- John. T. LEMON. Born 6th Nov. 1855 in Union Township Rock County
Wisconsin. On Homstead 2 miles W. of Evansville
Fourth Child- Adelaide Montazum. Born on 2nd Nov. 1857 on the Home Farm 3
miles S.W. of Evansville Rock Co Wisconsin
Fifth Child- Hasting[s] A. LEMON. Born October 1858, on the above Farm 3 m. S.W.
of Evansville Rock Co Wisconsin
Sixth Child- Addie Jane LEMON. Born Oct 24th 1860 in the T.s. Magnolia. 3 M. S.W.
Evansville Rock Co Wisconsin. She walked at one year old was alway a good Baby
we thought her Very smart speaking Plain words at 15 months old.
Seventh Child- Frank Hey LEMON. Born Christmas Eve 1862 on farm Sec" 28 [T].4.N.
of R 10 East Wisconsin Was kicked in the face by a Horse 5th July 1865 left a
Eight Child- May McAlester LEMON Born March 20th 1865 one and a half miles West
of Evansville on said Sce 28. Rock Co Wisconsin (old [K]ane farm)
Was a quiet Infant.
Ninth Child- James Carr LEMON. Born 15th May 1867 in Evansville Rock Co
Tenth Child- Clara Bell LEMON. Born April 7th 1872 on Home farm in Sect"
21. Platt.T. 2 M East o Kent, Union Co IOWA
Eleventh Child- Sarah Eliza LEMON. Born 31 Dec 1873 in the New House. On
Scet 21 Platt. T. Union Co. Iowa
And Now this 5th day of Oct" 1883, The above being copied from the original
Entries into this Beautifull Book I have compared and found it all correct
May our Family be unbroken in this life and in Heaven
1st Rudolph K. LEMON. April 16 1876 at the residence of Bride's Parents.
 Miles North of Lenonx Adams Co Iowa
2nd W.S. LEMON To Sarah A MANN July 3rd 1878 at the residence of her Parents
in Platt Township Union Co Iowa
3rd John T. LEMON, to Josephine CLUTE . August 27 1882 at 3-O Clk pm. at
the residence of Brides Parents
4th Hastings. A. LEMON to Mattie VERTREES at Morning Sun Iowa April 14th
Richard S. SPURRIER. to Addie. M. LEMON on April 10th 1884 at Residence of
Brides Parents. 2 Miles East of Kent Union Co Iowa A. J. GARR[E]LS[E]N
Henry J. KENNEDY}*
May M. LEMON}*
June 19th 18(89 crossed out)90 at Lenox Iowa at the
Residence of the Brides Parents Ty ELDER[?]. H.A.LEMON and F.H.LEMON
of the Christian Church A Company comprising a Gret part of the Family (22)
Frank Hey LEMON} 2" Maradge to Fayetta M. HARTAN[?] at Lake City
Iowa 15 Nov 1903- in Woodlaw Christian Church
Odessa WALTERS} In the Christian Church Exira. Audubon Co Iowa on the 21st
December 1892 President ALSWORTH of Drak Unversity Officiating. Many Presents.
[fun] a large company and a weding heard untill After Midnight. Music and Song.
[1st marriage to Odessa WALTERS, names in brackets and text follows. 2nd
marriage to Fayetta M. HARTAN added outside of said brackets.]
[T] Estella Young to H Adolphus Lemon on 14" day August 1895 At Bethany
Miss [T] Estella Young To Hasting Adolph Lemon (mourned[?][underlined])
Augt. 14th 1895 at Beathany Neb.
May Lemon} Married June 19. 1890
enr[ added by someone to show Henry]
Clara B. Lemon} Married June 27 1895-
Sadie E Lemon to John L. Wherry on the 27th day of October 1900 at the
Home residene Lenox Iowa.
Fourth}Adelaide M. Lemon. Died on the 17th December 1857 aged 5 weeks
Child }and was buried in the Evansville Cemetery on lot no. [blank] her
}death was Caused by Hooping Cough. There is a Marbel Monument
}8 feet High Erected over her remains. With inscription +c._______
[nothing filled in over the underline] She was a very fine Infant and
Died at Bethany, Neb. Mattie. Lemon (ne Vertees[Vertrees]). Wife of H A Lemon
on [blank] of [blank] 1893. leaving 2 childern. Delbert and Allie[Hallie].
Delbert died by gun shot acident 1 Jan 1903
Delbert was acidently shot 1902
END OF ENTRIES
+ - I have more information.
*1- Mary Elizabeth MCCOY wrote " This marriage was written in Clara's
handwriting. James Lemon, father wrote in all the rest of the marriages."