Jacob Leonard Werts

Male 1862 - 1944


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  • Born  3 Mar 1862  Muskingum County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  16 Mar 1944  Garland, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Crown Hill Cemetery, Powell, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2059  Virts
    Last Modified  24 Jul 2014 

    Father  John Jackson Werts,   b. 6 Feb 1831, Muskingum County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1901, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Esther Ann Wymer,   b. 18 Sep 1837, Muskingum County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1912, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Aug 1854  Muskingum County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F926  Group Sheet

    Family  Margaret Jane Robinson,   b. 21 Sep 1862, Saint Charles, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1943, Garland, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Mar 1884  Indianola, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Leo Lester Werts,   b. 4 Nov 1886, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1981, Seattle, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Alma Elnora Werts,   b. 21 Sep 1888, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1983, Cody, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Eva Esther Werts,   b. 6 Feb 1891, Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1988, Powell, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F1081  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Alfred Riley Werts, Oliver Osmond Werts, Charles Martel Werts, Clifton Elmer Werts, Jacob Leonard Werts and John Quincy Werts
    Alfred Riley Werts, Oliver Osmond Werts, Charles Martel Werts, Clifton Elmer Werts, Jacob Leonard Werts and John Quincy Werts
    left to right: Alfred Riley Werts, Oliver Osmond Werts, Charles Martel Werts, Clifton Elmer Werts, Jacob Leonard Werts and John Quincy Werts

    Sons of John Jackson Werts and Esther Ann Wymer

    John Quincy was born June 25, 1855 in Zanesville, Ohio and died April 1, 1953 in Canton, Wisconsin. He married Melviana Davies April 2, 1879. She was born November 15, 1855 in Russell, Iowa and died April 9, 1906 in Russell, Iowa. He then married Mary McClellan on July 4, 1907. She was born November 15, 1857 in Edinburg, Virginia and died January 20, 1936 in Canton, Wisconsin. All three are buried in Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa.

    Alfred Riley was born August 17, 1860 in Muskingum County Ohio and died July 30, 1935 in Russell, Iowa. He married Ida Goble on June 17, 1885. She was born December 19, 1867 and died August 15, 1942 in Russell. Both are buried in Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa.

    Jacob Leonard was born March 3, 1862 in Muskingum County, Ohio and died March 16, 1944 in Garland, Wyoming. He married Margaret Jane Robinson on March 26, 1884. She was born September 21, 1862 in St. Charles, Iowa and died November 21, 1943 in Garland, Wyoming.

    Clifton Elmer was born October 12, 1868 in Russell, Iowa and died December 11, 1943 in Bartow, Florida. He married Clara Mae McCoy on March 14, 1889. She was born November 17, 1869 in Lagrange, Iowa and died March 26, 1950 in Chariton, Iowa. Both are buried in Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa.

    Charles Martel was born October 18, 1876 in Russell, Iowa and died January 4, 1946 in Des Moines, Iowa. He married Mary Grace Clark on June 21, 1902. He then married Helen Lee Garner. She was born September 2, 1888 in Ashland, Illinois and died November 5, 1973 in Coos Bay, Oregon. Charles is buried in Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa.
    Oliver Osmond was born November 17, 1878 in Russell, Iowa and died December 20, 1956 in Russell, Iowa. He married Grace Imogene Prather on January 8, 1902. She was died on July 20, 1957 in Russell, Iowa. Both are buried in Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa.

    Photo courtesy of Sharon Lyn Amore


    Albums
    John Jackson Werts and Margaret Maple
    John Jackson Werts and Margaret Maple (6)

  • Notes 
    • "Jake" (or J. L.) grew up on his father s farm and was himself a farmer and he also attended Indianola Methodist College. Soon after Jake married Margaret Robinson, he purchased and operated a drug store in Russell, IA for 19 years. In 1910 he saw the opportunities in the opening West and he homesteaded on the Shoshone Irrigation Project in northwestern Wyoming, operating a dairy farm there until he retired. He was President and Manager of the Project Telephone Company for about 15 years and managed the Big Horn Cooperative Marketing Association for 10 years. He was Representative to the State Legislature from Park County for a time. Jake enjoyed woodworking and built their Wyoming home in the little town of Garland, as well as much of their furniture. He invented and used his own motor-driven grass cutter. He wrote the first account of Werts Family History from which subsequent histories have sprung. He enjoyed traveling and acquired an early automobile, driving it in 1914 from Wyoming to Spokane, WA, so he and his brother Cliff, who lived in Iowa, each acquired auto chassis and constructed homes on them in order that might travel together. In this fashion they traveled to Florida and Southern California during several winters. Jake and Maggie participated in their church, Jake singing in the choir and serving as President of the Men
      s Brotherhood. Jake s grandchildren and great-grandchildren remember him as a wonderful stpry-teller. Jake and Maggie were married nearly 60 years and both were highly respected members of their community, loved by many.