Susan Margaret Werts

Female 1871 - 1951


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  • Born  15 Jan 1871  Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  11 Jun 1951  Imperial, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I2443  Virts
    Last Modified  16 Dec 2015 

    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  Sherman Emmet McCoy,   b. 11 Oct 1866, Lagrange, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1938, Imperial, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  19 Dec 1889  Russell, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Harold Jackson McCoy,   b. 17 Dec 1890, Imperial, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1972, Des Moines, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Vera Anne McCoy,   b. 7 Jun 1892, Imperial, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1979, Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Ruth McCoy,   b. 19 Oct 1896, Imperial, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1994, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Esther Eiffel McCoy,   b. 25 Apr 1897, Imperial, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1997
     5. Dorothy Elizabeth McCoy,   b. 20 Jun 1909, Imperial, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1997, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F1257  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Mabel Werts Allen, Lydia Jane Werts Rockey, Mary Eveline Werts May and Susan Margaret Werts McCoy
    Mabel Werts Allen, Lydia Jane Werts Rockey, Mary Eveline Werts May and Susan Margaret Werts McCoy
    left to right: Mabel Werts (Allen), Lydia Jane Werts (Rockey), Mary Eveline Werts (May) and Susan Margaret Werts McCoy)

    Daughters of John Jackson Wirts and Esther Ann Wymer

    Mary Eveline was born September 1, 1857 in Muskingum County Ohio and died May 1, 1932 in Russell, Iowa. She married James Madison May on December 23, 1874. He was born January 25, 1849 in Monroe County, Indiana and died March 12, 1912 in Russell, Iowa. Both are buried in Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa.

    Lydia Jane was born April 11, 1859 in Muskingum County Ohio and died June 14, 1906 in Russell, Iowa. She married Philip A. Rockey on March 14, 1883. He was born January 8, 1857 in Russell, Iowa and died October 11, 1943 in Russell. Both are buried in Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa.

    Susan Margaret was born January 15, 1871 in Russell, Iowa and died June 11, 1951 in Imperial, Nebraska. She married Sherman Emmet McCoy on December 19, 1889. He was born October 11, 1866 in Lagrange, Iowa and died January 18, 1938 in Imperial. Both are buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial, Nebraska.

    Mabel was born June 7, 1875 in Russell, Iowa and died February 17, 1973 in Des Mones, Iowa. She married Aylmer Jay Allen on October 2, 1901. He was born November 24, 1873 in Lagrange, Iowa and died November 29, 1961 in Charition, Iowa. Both are buried in Russell Cemetery, Russell, Iowa.

    Photo courtesy of Sharon Lynn Amore








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

  • Notes 
    • After completing the rural schools, Susie married Sherman McCoy at Russell. Sherman is the son of David and Ann McCoy. David fought in the Civil War, was an Iowa Legislator, and Mayor of Russell. In 1888, while courting Susie and before the wedding, Sherm took the train to western Nebraska, then walked 30 mile to claim land available to him as a veteran. He built a sod house and returned to Iowa. In 1890, very soon after their wedding, Sherm and Susie moved to their farm in Chase County NE, called the Lone Star Ranch. They participated in the development of that area, at first living in the sod house where four of their five children were born. Several bad years occurred, with drought and grasshoppers, forcing many other settlers to leave the area. Sherm traded horses and promissory notes for their land, accumulating several farms. Susie shopped by Sears catalog and kept the books on their operation. Better times came, they hired hands, built a better house and gradually modernized their living and farming processes. Before they moved into the nearby town of Imperial in 1917, they owned 12 sections of land and farmed more than 800 acres, grazing cattle on the rest. They were both active Presbyterian Church members in their youth, uniting with the Methodist Church in Imperial in 1922. After Shermans death, Susie lived on there in their home, actively participating in the church and other activities. She was a charter member of the Dorcas Society and of the Women
      s Society of Christian Service, a life member of the latter.