Joseph Delevan Crane1,2,3

M, #407, b. about 1826, d. 14 November 1909
FatherStephen B. Crane4 b. a 1794
MotherEunice McCarty5 b. 15 Apr 1796, d. 31 Oct 1870

Family 1

Lucyette Parmeter b. 18 September 1836, d. 7 March 1910
Children

Family 2

Hannah E. (?)
Child

Family 3

Mary A. Hickman b. 16 November 1824, d. 28 April 1903
Family BackgroundGrant - Klinger Ancestry and Allied Families
ChartsDescendants of Stephen Crane

KEY EVENTS:

     Joseph may have been born about 1826 in Seneca County, New York.6 Joseph and Lucyette Parmeter, daughter of Horace Parmeter and Sarah Benson, were married on Tuesday, 25 January 1853 at the home of Hozea (?) Parmeter in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, by Lyman Kendale, Justice of the Peace.3 Joseph filed for divorce from his wife, Lucyette Parmeter on 9 July 1860 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.2 Joseph Delevan Crane died at 12:35 in the morning on 14 November 1909 at the County Infirmary in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, where he had stayed during the last six days of his life.7,8,4 Joseph was buried on 16 November 1909 at Riverview Cemetery in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana.7,9,4
     
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NARRATIVE:

     Joseph Delevan Crane was also known as Delevin.1 Joseph may have been born on Friday, 28 February 1823 in Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York.7,10 At least one document indicates he may have been born on 20 February 1823 in New York. death record.4 He may be one of the inhabitants who appeared on the federal census of 1 June 1830 in the household of Stephen B. Crane in Tyre, Seneca County, New York.11 Joseph Delevan Crane may be one of the inhabitants enumerated in the federal census of 1 June 1840 in the household of Stephen B. Crane in Tyre.12 On 3 October 1850 1850 appeared on the 1850 federal census as a resident in the household of Marcus Merriman in Hamilton, Van Buren County, Michigan.13 On 24 July 1860 he appeared on the 1860 federal census in the household of his parents in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan. His wife, Lucyette, and children, Clinton, Horace and Mary, are living there as well.14 Joseph and Lucyette Parmeter were divorced on 18 September 1860 in Kalamazoo.2 Joseph Delevan Crane was described as 5'7" with blue eyes, brown hair, and a fair complexion in 1861.6 Joseph joined the Union Army in Kalamazoo, on 11 September 1861.6 He enlisted in Company I of the Michigan Second Cavalry in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, on 2 October 1861 for a period of three years.6 Joseph was mustered in on 25 October 1861 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.6 Joseph reached the rank of private.6 Joseph was in charge of "ex. horses" in October 1862.6 Joseph was company cook between January 1863 and November 1863.6 His son, Clinton, may have died about 28 June 1863. Given that Joseph was away in the Union Army at this time, it is unlikely that he learned of his eldest son's death until sometime later.15 Joseph was "co. com." in December 1863.6 Joseph was discharged from the army by virtue of having re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer on 4 January 1864 in Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee.6 He re-enlisted on 5 January 1864 in Mossy Creek, Tennessee.6 Joseph was absent with leave on veteran's furlough between 14 April 1864 and May 1864 in Michigan.6 Joseph was company cook between August 1864 and December 1864.6 He was finally discharged from the cavalry on 17 August 1865 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.6 On 15 July 1869, Joseph purchased a lot in Kalamazoo, from Ann Williams.16 On 13 April 1870, Joseph, along with Hannah E. Crane, sold a lot in Kalamazoo, to Ann Williams.17
     On 8 June 1900 Joseph was enumerated as the head of the household at 820 Lafayette in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, in the federal census of 1 June 1900. Mary A. Crane also lived there at the time of the enumeration. Despite his advancing years, Joseph worked as a laborer at the time of the census. His son, Horace, lived next door at 822 Lafayette.18 Joseph and Mary A. Hickman lived at 820 North Lafayette Street in South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, in 1903.19 Joseph and Lucyette Parmeter, daughter of Horace Parmeter and Sarah Benson, were married on Monday, 4 December 1905 in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, by Rev. George B. Kulp. Benjamin and Mabel Nielson, both of Battle Creek, acted as witnesses. According to the marriage record, Joseph resided in South Bend at the time of their marriage, while Lucyette resided in Battle Creek. Despite their advanced ages, both were still working, he as a laborer, and she as a housekeeper. The record notes, almost certainly incorrectly, that both bride and groom had been married twice before.20 The cause of his death was uremic poisoning and an enlarged prostate.4 Joseph Delevan Crane was ill during the last several years of his life, although with what is unknown.8
Last Edited20 Jul 2016

Citations

  1. [S119] Mary Alice Crane, Kalamazoo County probate (guardianship) file 1693 (Liber 2: 190), microfilm 125, item 133, Kalamazoo County Probate Court, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan. Hereinafter cited as Kalamazoo County probate (guardianship) file.
  2. [S577] Joseph D. Crane v. Lucyette Crane, Circuit Court Records, Docket A: 416, Kalamazoo County Circuit Court, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.
  3. [S582] Kalamazoo County Marriage Liber 2: 38, no. 127, Kalamazoo County Clerk's Office, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Hereinafter cited as Kalamazoo County Marriage Liber 2.
  4. [S583] Joseph D. Crane, St. Joseph County, Indiana certificate of death no. 11-4 (17 November 1909), Indiana State Board of Health, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. Hereinafter cited as certificate of death.
  5. [S583] Joseph D. Crane, St. Joseph County, Indiana certificate of death no. 11-4 (17 November 1909), Indiana State Board of Health, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. Hereinafter cited as certificate of death. The record states that his mother's name was Sarah Cartney of Ireland. The informant was Horace W. Crane, son of the deceased. It is unclear if this Sarah is the same person as Eunice McCarty.
  6. [S185] Compiled military service record, (private, Company I, 2nd Michigan Cavalry) Joseph D. Crane, Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Michigan (Washington: National Archives). Hereinafter cited as Compiled Service Records...Union Soldiers...Michigan.
  7. [S183] Grand Army of the Republic, Auten Post, No. 8, St. Joseph County, Indiana, Memorial Record of, Joseph D. Crane.
  8. [S299] Joseph D. Crane obituary, South Bend Weekly Tribune, South Bend, Indiana, 20 November 1909, page 9. Hereinafter cited as S. Bend Weekly.
  9. [S300] Joseph D. Crane funeral notice, South Bend Tribune, South Bend, Indiana, 16 November 1909. Hereinafter cited as S. Bend Tribune.
  10. [S589] St. Joseph County Marriage License Applications Volume 20: 263, St. Joseph County Circuit Court, South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana. Hereinafter cited as St. Joseph Marriage Applications Vol. 20. This information was supplied by his son, Horace, in a marriage license application.
  11. [S553] Stephen B. Crane household, 1830 U.S. Census, Tyre, Seneca County, New York, page 36, National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M19, roll 109. This census enumeration reveals the following persons residing in the Stephen B. Crane household: 2 males under the age of 5, 3 males aged 5 to 9, 1 male aged 30 to 39, and 1 female aged 30 to 39. James Crane doesn't exactly fit in this scheme, as he should be about 11 years old, however his age may be misrecorded.
  12. [S554] Stephen B. Crane household, 1840 U.S. Census, Tyre, Seneca County, New York, National Archives and Records Administration M704, roll 339. This census enumerates the following persons in the Stephen B. Crane household: 1 male under the age of 5, 1 male aged 5 to 9, 2 males aged 10 to 14, 2 males aged 15 to 19, 1 male aged 40 to 49, 1 female aged 5 to 9, 1 female 15 to 19, and 1 female aged 40 to 49. Only the female aged 15 to 19 cannot be acouunted for among the children of Stephen and Eunice Crane. She may be an unknown child, some other relative, or an unrelated person living in the household.
  13. [S568] Marcus Merriman household, 1850 U.S. census, Van Buren County, Michigan, population schedule, town of Hamilton, dwelling 39, family 40, National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M432, roll 363.
  14. [S454] Mr. Crane household, 1860 U.S. census, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, population schedule, Kalamazoo, page 528, dwelling 886, family 886, National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M653, roll 548.
  15. [S216] Kalamazoo, Michigan, Account Book Maintained by a Blacksmith, 1851-1862, including interments in Kalamazoo Township Cemetery; microfilm 0932044, item 3, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Account Book Maintained by a Blacksmith.
  16. [S576] Kalamazoo County Deed Registrations, Liber 33: 318, Kalamazoo County Register of Deeds, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Hereinafter cited as Kalamazoo Co. Deeds. The lot, comprising half of the north half of lot 1 in block 34, was sold for $500.
  17. [S578] Kalamazoo County Deed Registrations, Liber 31: 424, Kalamazoo County Register of Deeds, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Hereinafter cited as Kalamazoo Co. Deeds. The lot, comprising one half of the north half of lot 1 in block 34, was sold for the sum of $1 in hand. The lot had been owned previously by Ann Williams, who sold it to Delavan in 1869.
  18. [S395] Joseph Crane household, 1900 U.S. census, St. Joseph County, Indiana, population schedule, city of South Bend, Portage Township, SD 13, ED 117, sheet 12A, dwelling 243, family 263, National Archives and Records Administration micropublication T623, roll 401.
  19. [S301] Mary A. Crane obituary, South Bend Weekly Tribune, South Bend, Indiana, 2 May 1903, page 10. Hereinafter cited as S. Bend Weekly.
  20. [S1601] Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925, Returns of Calhoun County, 1905, volume 1: page 302, record 479, microfilm no. 2342672, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Cited from http://www.familysearch.org.
  21. [S798] Kalamazoo County Marriage Liber 6: 342, no. 9310, Kalamazoo County Clerk's Office, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Hereinafter cited as Kalamazoo County Marriage Liber 6.
  22. [S590] Kalamazoo Public Library, compiler, Kalamazoo County Vital Records Index (Kalamazoo, Michigan: Kalamazoo Public Library). Hereinafter cited as Kalamazoo Vital Records Index. The card index refers to the father of John Charles Crane as Delavine.