Andrew Jackson Squier/Squires & Joanna Husong
Researchers: Kathy Ruth: and Ronald Ems:



Andrew Jackson Squier/Squires

Born 1815  Ohio or New York

Died 1892 Memory, Page Co., Iowa

Married 27 Oct 1836 Cuyahoga Co., Ohio

Joanna Husong

Born 11 Nov. 1819 Euclid, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio

Died 28 Aug 1887 Memory, Page Co., Iowa buried Clarinda

Parents Isaac Husong      Elizabeth Sherwin

1.   Jerome Bonaparte Squier, b 1839; married  1862 in Michigan Olive Brown Raymond, b abt 1840

2.   Eugene W. Squires, born 07 Apr 1841, Chesterfield Township, Fulton Co., Ohio; married Sarah Smith 08 Jul 1864, Nodaway Co., Missouri

3.   Hellen Squires, b 25 Feb 1844, Cleveland, Ohio; married (1) William Rose 25 May 1862, Nodaway Co., Missouri (2) George W. Clark 20 May 1864-lived New Market, Iowa 1927

4.   Jasper Newton Squier, b 08 Aug 1846, Ohio-near Morenci, Michigan; married Harriet Helmick 1876

5.   Ida Squires, b 03 Sep 1849, Chesterfield Township, Fulton Co., Ohio; d 09 Feb 1927, Bloomington, Franklin Co., Nebraska, buried Farnam, Frontier Co., Nebraska; married Henry Carmichael 01 Feb 1865 Page Co., Iowa

(1)            Harry Herbert Carmichael, b 08 Dec 1865, Bedford, Taylor Co., Iowa; d 17 Dec 1937 Scottsbluff, Scottsbluff Co., Nebraska

(2)            Joseph D. Carmichael, b 20 Dec 1867, East River, Page Co., Iowa; d Bloomington, Franklin Co., Nebraska, buried Farnam, Frontier Co., Nebraska

(3)            Mahlon J. Carmichael, b 20 Nov 1869, Memory, Page Co., Iowa; d 01 Apr 1948 Filer, Twin Falls Co., Idaho

(4)            Otto Eugene Carmichael, b 1876, Page Co., Iowa (twin)

(5)            Grace E. Carmichael, b 27 Aug 1872, Nebraska, Page Co., Iowa; d 21 Mar 1963 Santa Anna, California

(6)            Olive Eugenia Carmichael, b 1876, Page Co., Iowa (twin); d  1958 Twin Falls, Idaho

(7)            Verona E. Carmichael, b Jul 1879, Nebraska, Page Co., Iowa

(8)            Mary E. Carmichael, b 29 Jul 1884, Furnas Co., Nebraska; d 23 Dec 1980 Furnas Co., Nebraska

(9)            Maude E. Carmichael, b 17 Jan 1888, Farnam, Frontier Co., Nebraska




6.   Ada Squires, b 24 Nov 1850, Lucas, Ohio; married Amos Cunning 18 Oct 1866, Taylor Co., Iowa

(1)            Allie Cunning, b 1868 Iowa

(2)            Orpha Cunning, b 1869 Iowa

(3)            Charles Cunning, b 1870 Iowa

(4) Louisa Cunning, b 1873 Iowa

(5)            Joana Cunning, b 1875 Iowa

(6)            Ruby Cunning, b 1877

(7)            ? Meita Cunning, b 1879

7.   Ellen Squires, b 01 Sep 1853, Ohio; d 17 May 1929, Casper, Wyoming, buried Franklin, Franklin Co., Nebraska; m James Henry Davis (see Mathew Leonard Davis Family), 03 Mar 1870, Page Co., Iowa

8.   Leon Ellsworth Squires, b 01 Jun 1860, Page Co., Iowa;married Cynthia Van Pelt 28 Dec 1881

Letters concerning Squier research to Kathy Ruth

From: Joseph P. Ruschetti


Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 3:24 PM

Subject: IAGenweb Squires Query

Hi Kathy, This is a response to your query about the family photo, possibly belonging to some of the Squires families. The image came from a 35mm photo taken of a larger picture hanging on the wall in the Farnam, NE home of Mary Carmichael (Martin) Thrasher (1884-1980), daughter of Henry and Ida Squires Carmichael. The photo was taken in the early 1970's by the mother of my wife, Pat, Henry & Ida's descendant. Since Mary's mom was a Squires, we thought maybe the photo was of the Squires. It is not of the Carmichaels. I had cleaned up the (very poor quality) original and sent a copy to Ron Ems several years ago. If you ever get an identification, we would sure like to know. Thanks, Joe & Pat

----- Original Message -----
From: Joseph P. Ruschetti
To: Kathy Ruth
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 10:02 AM
Subject: Squires

Hi Kathy,
Thanks so much for the information. The original picture from Mary Thrasher's house probably went with one of her descendants, most likely through her daughter (Martin marriage) Edith who married Arvel (Orville) M. Beery. Edith died in Colorado in 1960. They had lived at Curtis, Nebraska. They had two sons, Warren and West. A son, Frank, was born March 13, 1907. He married Vivian Bennett. They had two sons, Kent and Terry. They live at Maywood, Nebraska. Don't know if they are still there. There were no children from Mary's second marriage. We suspect the picture of Jasper includes his wife, Harriet and sons Ellsworth and Andrew, but who knows? Jasper apparently didn't go to Nebraska with the other family members to homestead in the 1880's, as we didn't find any land records. Here is our entry in our records for that family "expedition".
"Andrew J. Squier filed Homestead Entry Claim No. 5541 on September 4, 1884, for the NW 1/4 of S22, T7N, R25W, 160 acres, all in Logan Precinct, Frontier County, Nebraska, and located 10 miles south and 3 miles east of Farnam. A.J.'s son-in-law, Amos Cunning, the husband of Ada, had entered a homestead claim in the same area in July of 1884, as also had another son-in-law, Henry Carmichael, husband of Ida. Other Carmichael family members had settled nearby by 1886, and Eugene Squires, the son of A.J. homesteaded there in 1889. Another son, Lynn (Leon) and his family were living in Farnam by 1900, and farming nearby. Perhaps the children of A.J. persuaded him to relocate to Nebraska to take advantage of the homestead opportunities. However, he canceled his claim on April 14, 1886, and presumably moved back to Iowa. It is not known if his wife, Joanna was with him in Nebraska, and she subsequently died in Iowa in 1887. Amos Cunning took up A.J.'s canceled homestead claim on May 7, 1886."
Thanks for the info on A.J.'s burial. Apparently there is no stone, or the marker is lost. I'll contact Steve Squier to see what he has. Do you (or anyone) have (solid) proof of the parents of A.J. or Joanna?
Thanks again. Nice being in contact with another of Pat's "cousins"!
Joe & Pat