Isaac "Ike" Andis


parents:  John Andis and Elizabeth Lewis

this entire page updated 2019


Birth:  1838  IN 
Death:  1880 probably IN*

Marriage #1

Mary Elizabeth Myers

29 Sep 1859  Johnson Co, IN - possibly separated or divorced


Eliza Margaret "Maggie" Andis 02 Jan 1862
Jesse Andis 1865
Charles Lee Andis Nov 1866
George M Andis 08 Jun 1871
Sarah Elizabeth Andis Nov 1873
Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Andis 25 Feb 1876
Walter Edward Andis 21 Jan 1880
children of Isaac "Ike" Andis and Mary Elizabeth (Myers) Andis


1840 Federal census Orange, Rush, IN - age under 5  (view census information)
1850 Federal census White River, Johnson, IN - age 12  (view census information)
1860 Federal census White River, Johnson, IN - age 22  (view census information)
1880 Federal census Woodbury, Hancock, IN - age 42  (view census information) Indiana Marriages - 1800-1941 index; WWII enlistment records; WWI and WWII draft registration cards; Social Security Death Index; Civil War records; CA Birth Index 1905-1995; CA Death Index; news articles; enlistment records Volunteers for obituaries Marriage records, news articles, obituaries Marriage records, news articles, obituaries
Family History Center, Salt Lake City, UT Marion County, Indiana Births (viewed and transcribed or copied data)
Johnson County Historical Society, Franklin, IN Marriage records (personally viewed and copied or transcribed) 
Hancock County Library, Greenfield, IN  Marriage records, death records, Olvey family biography and newspaper articles, obituaries (personally viewed and copied or transcribed) 
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State of Indiana Death certificates 
The Daily Reporter, Greenfield, IN Obituaries 
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Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Hancock, IN Viewed and photographed tombstones
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Family research Research belonging to Valerie Boman and Debra Branigan

Miscellaneous Information

1) Wife of Isaac "Ike" Andis: Mary Elizabeth Myers - born 1836 NC; died after 1918 probably IN (some researchers state she died in Crawfordsville, Montgomery, IN on 18 Jul 1917 (age 81), but this woman is listed as Mary Elizabeth Myers, with no reference to Andis, and her obituary states she was born in Parke County, IN as Mary E Jarvis and nothing else matches); Mary was possibly separated or divorced from Isaac; Mary's son Walter indicates on his 1904 marriage application that his mother's name is Mary Martin. We find a Mary Martin, married to Henry Martin (born Mar 1828 IN) living in Henry Co, IN in the 1900 census.  Those 1900 records state Mary was born Mar 1835 NC and they had been married for 20 years.  We feel that there is a high probability of a match for this Mary, especially given that Henry County is adjacent to Hancock County, IN. Unfortunately, the only areas that do not compute is that this Mary states she had given birth to 1 child, with 0 still living and her parents were born in OH and VA.  In earlier censuses, she stated they were both born NC.

2) We have a copy of Ike and Mary's marriage certificate.

3) * We have a copy of a death index for Hancock Co, IN, stating Isaac Andis died in 1880.  Isaac was enumerated in the 1880 Federal Census dated 22 Jun 1880, so if he indeed died in 1880, it was after this date.  This is the information that makes us question the date of Isaac's death or the possibility of another Isaac Andis in the area:  On the marriage application for Isaac's son, Benjamin "Frank" Andis, he states his father as Wesley Andis.  Our research shows his father is Isaac Andis, although it may be Isaac Wesley Andis or Wesley Isaac Andis.  He also states at the time of this application in 1918 that both parents are living, but they are living in two different towns in Hancock County, Indiana (Fortville and Greenfield) - possibly showing they are either separated or divorced.

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