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Notes for Joseph M. FORQUER


Joseph's parents were in Virginia before moving to Ohio. It has been suggested that his ancestors were Scotch-Irish and that the surname was originally Farquhar.

His full middle name may have been Messler, for his mother's maiden surname. However, that has not been documented.

In the 1850 US Census for Newark, Licking County, Ohio the family of Joseph Forquer was enumerated as follows:
Dwelling #221; Family #251
Joseph Forquer; 39, M; Wood manufacturer; b. Ohio
Ann Forquer; 34; F; b. Ohio
William Forquer; 15; M; No trade or occupation; b. Ohio; Attended school during the year
John Forquer; 13; M; b. Ohio; Attended school during the year
Charles Forquer; 12; M; b. Ohio; Attended school during the year
T. J. Forquer; 10; M; b. Ohio; Attended school during the year
S. A. Forquer; 8; F; b. Ohio; Attended school during the year
Mary Forquer; 6; F; b. Ohio; Attended school during the year
J. M. Forquer; 2; M; b. Ohio

In the 1860 US Census for Hopper Mills, Henderson County, Illinois the family of Joseph Forquer was enumerated as follows:
Dwelling #996; Family #996
Joseph Forquer; 48; M; Farmer; Real property $3,500; Personal property $200; b. Ohio
Ann Forquer; 44; F; b. Ohio
Charles Forquer; 24 M; Farmer; b. Ohio
Mary Forquer; 14; F; b. Ohio
James Forquer; 12; M; b. Ohio
Albert Forquer; 2; M; b. Illinois

In the 1870 US Census for Vermont, Fulton County, Illinois the family of Joseph Forquer was enumerated as follows:
Dwelling #252; Family #255
Forquer, Joseph; 56; M; W; Grocer store; Real property $7,000; Personal property $1,000; b. Ohio; Male citizen of 21 years of age and upwards
Forquer, Ann; 54; F; W; Keeping house; b. Ohio
Forquer, Albert; 12; M; W; b. Illinois; Attended school within the year

This family has not been found in the 1880 or 1890 census.
The record of his burial in Highland Home Cemetery may be found in Vol. 16, Supplement II, A-F Surnames, page 49.
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