Andrew Howenstine Family

Andrew Howenstine was born in Pennsylvania in 1838. In 1861 Andrew enlisted as a Private, Company B, 16th Infantry Reg., Ohio (Union). In October of the same year, he enlisted as Lt. 2nd Class, Company I, 65th Infantry, Ohio. In 1862 Andrew was transferred from Co. I to Co., B and promoted to full Leiutenant 1st Class in August. In March of 1862 he was transferred from Co. B. to Co. H and promoted to Full Captain in March of 1863. Andrew was wounded in his right lung at Spring Hill, TN on Nov 29, 1864. On March 10, 1865 he received a disability discharge, Co., H, 65 Infantry, Ohio. In March of 1865 he married Margaret Andrews who was born about 1844, daughter of Thomas Andrews, Ashland County, Ohio. From census records we know that Andrew and Margaret moved to Illinois where their first three children were born. Their daughter, Susan J., was born in Kansas in 1880. Andrew's name is among others in the 1880 Federal Census, Rossville, Shawnee, Kansas. In that same census, Andrew states both of his parents were born in Pennsylvania, as were Margaret's. In 1883 his name is found on the List of Pensioners on the Roll in Wabaunsee Co., KS. Andrew Howenstine died in 1897 and is buried in the Highland Cemetery, Comanche, OK. In 1899 Margaret Howenstine filed papers for his penision.

First Generation

Children of Andrew Howenstine and Margaret Andrews
Thomas W. Howenstine (abt. 1868-aft. 1930) m. Omah (1891-1961) (born in Illinois) (both buried Cache Cem. Cache, Comanche Co, OK)
Cyrus Howenstine (abt. 1870-aft. 1930) m. Helen J. Rogers (1879-1964), d/o John R. Rogers and Minerva Adeline Shepherd
Joseph Andrew Howenstine (1872-1943) m. Alice E. Ferguson (abt. 1896-1990) (both buried Highland Cem., Lawton, Comanche, OK)
Maggie Howenstine (abt. 1876) m. ? Shearer (born in Illinois)
Susan J. Howenstine (abt. 1880) (born in Kansas)
John A. (Jack) Howenstine (abt. 1882-1968)

Second Generaton

Children of Thomas and Omah
Darwin A. Howenstine (abt. 1911)
Dorothy Howenstine (abt. 1913)


Children of Joseph Andrew Howenstine and Alice E. Ferguson
Joseph A. Howenstine, Jr. (1914-1988)
Milo B. Howenstine (1921-1970)
Kenneth K. Howenstine (1920) m. Laula Mae (Kay) Perdue (married in Alabama)
Melvin L. (Pete) Howenstine (1923-2001)


Children of Cyrus Howenstine and Helen Rogers
Dolph Howenstine (1896-1941) m. Alice (1903-aft. 1930)
Thomas Howenstine (1898-1988) m. Jeanne (lived in Blaine Co., OK)
Thelma Howenstine (1900-1985) m. Marcus Lee Jarvis (1894-1968)
Hazel Howenstine (1901-1918)
Cyrus Howenstine, Jr. (1903-1937) m. Cora Helen Isabella McDonald (1906-?), d/o W. C. and Florence McDonald
Margaret Howenstin (1906-1969) m. John Jennings (1909-1968) (buried in Clinton, OK)
Clint Howenstine (1917-aft. 1973) m. Viola Stinebeck

Third Generation
Children of Cyrus Howenstine, Jr. and Cora Helen McDonald
Witcher Cy Howenstine (1930) m. Maralyn Lee Orgain, d/o George and Opal Orgain
Florence Helen Howenstine (1933) m. Ernest Alfared Hellwege


1850 Federal Census, Macon Co., Illinois
1920 Federal Census, Cache, Comanche, OK
1920 Federal Census, Custer Co., OK 1930 Federal Census, Custer Co., OK 1930 Federal Census, Blaine Co., OK Trail of 100 Years, Arapaho, Oklahoma 1892-1992

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