Lanterman, William Applegate


William Applegate Lanterman was the son of David A. Lanterman and Sarah Luman. David A Lanterman was born on December 24, 1786 in Pennsylvania. Sarah Luman was born 1785 in Kentucky. William was born on November 26, 1815 in Fleming County, Kentucky.

William Applegate Lanterman was a teach and a farmer by trade. He married Eliza Luman on January 3, 1839 in Edwardsville, Madison County, Illinois. After, their marriage, the Lanterman family moved from to St, Clair County, Illinois. They found the Land there, unsuitable. They, then, move to Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois. When the Civil War started, William joined the Union Army. He fought in many battles. At the end of the war, he received an honorable discharge. William’s faith was Presbyterian.

William Applegate Lanterman and Eliza Luman were the parents of 10 children, that we know of. The first of those children was Mary Anne Lanterman. She was always called Polly Anne as a nickname. Polly Anne was born on June 3, 1840 in Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois. Polly Anne married William Anderson Smith, on February 8, 1860 in Moro, Madison County, Illinois. This was the place, where they made their new home. William and Polly Anne were the parents of of twelve children, that we know of. As they got older, they sold their farm in Moro, Madison County, Illinois. They, then, moved their family to Sapulpa, Creek County, Oklahoma in 1889. They were leaders in their community in Illinois and in Oklahoma. William was the first postmaster and planned the postal routes in Sapulpa and Creek County, Oklahoma. They donated the first school house. Polly Anne became the first teacher, until a permanent one could be found. William and Polly Anne started efforts to help the poor and many other causes. Polly Anne Lanterman died on December 7, 1905 in Sapulpa, Creek County, Oklahoma. She was buried in Sapulpa, Creek County, Oklahoma. Polly Anne was 65 years old, when she died. William, her husband, out lived her by eight years.

Malinda Lanterman was the second child born to William Applegate Lanterman and Eliza Luman. Malinda was born in 1842 in Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois. Malinda’s nickname, as a child, was Milly. She married Steven Burley Waples in Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois. We don’t have a date for their marriage. Steven was a farmer, by Profession. Malinda died in 1920. We don’t know where she died or where she was buried. Malinda was about seventy eight years old, when she died.

The third child born to William Applegate Lanterman and Eliza Luman was Sophia Lanterman. She was born in 1844 in Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois. We don’t know who Sophia married. We don’t know when or where they were married. We have no further record of Sophia’s life, death or burial.

William Applegate Lanterman and Eliza Luman’s fourth child was Daniel Webster Lanterman. Daniel was born in 1846 in Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois. He died of scarlet fever, as an infant in 1851 in Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois. Daniel was buried in Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois. He was about five years old, when he died.

Harriett Lanterman was the fifth child born to William Applegate Lanterman and Eliza Luman. She was born in 1848 in Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois. Harriett was a Seamstress by trade. She married Edward Calvin Drennan in Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois. We don’t have a date for their marriage. We have no additional details of Harriett’s life, death or burial.

The sixth child born to William Applegate Lanterman and Eliza Luman was George Washington lanterman. He was born in 1850 in Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois. George died in 1852 in Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois. He was buried in Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois. We don’t know how he died. George was only about two years old, when he died.

William Applegate Lanterman and Eliza Luman’s seventh child was Martha Lanterman. Martha’s nickname was Patsy, as a child. She was born in 1853 in Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois. We don’t know who Martha married. We have no information of where or when they were married. We have no further details of Martha’s life, death or burial.

William Henry Lanterman was the eighth child born to William Applegate Lanterman and Eliza Luman. William was called Billy, as a youth. He was born in 1856 in Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois. William was a farmer, Merchant and store owner. He married Virginia Russell in Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois.
She was called Jenny, throughout her life. We don’t know when they were married. We don’t know if there were any children were born to the marriage of William and Jenny. We have no other record of William’s life, death or burial.

The ninth Child born to William Applegate Lanterman and Eliza Luman was Edward Allen Lanterman. He was born on June 8, 1860 in Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois. He was known as Eddie, during his childhood. Edward married Elizabeth Belk in Madison County, Illinois. We don’t have a date for their marriage. Edward was a farmer by profession. We have no further information of his life, death or burial.

William Applegate Lanterman and Eliza Luman’s tenth child was John Burley Lanterman. John was called Johnny, as a child. He was born in 1863 in Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois. John was a farmer, by trade. He married Alice. We don’t know her last name. They were married in Fort Russell Township, Madison County, Illinois. We don’t know when they were married. John Burley Lanterman died in 1891 in Madison County, Illinois. He was buried in Madison County, Illinois. John was only about 28 years old, when he died.

William Applegate Lanterman died in 1884 Moro, Madison County, Illinois. He was buried in Moro Cemetery, Moro, Madison County, Illinois. We don’t know how he died. William’s wife, Eliza outlived him by about nineteen years. We have no further information about William’s life, death or burial.

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