George Filer was born c. 1800 in New Jersey. He died in Union County Indiana 1868, burial place unknown. He arrived in Indiana about 1824, at first he lived in Union County and then purchased a farm south of Union County in Franklin County, Fairfield Township. He then traded it for a steam driven Saw Mill at Coulter’s Corner. He sold the Saw Mill and located in Union County at Roseburg, just south of Liberty.
On the 24th of May 1834 he married Clarissa Crum daughter of John in Union County. She was born in New Jersey and died two years after her husband in 1870, her burial place is unknown.
Although George Filer was in the area in 1830, he was not counted on the 1830 federal census for Indiana. In 1840 he and his family was living in Franklin County, Fairfield township. In their household there was 1 male under 5, 1 Male 30-40, 1 female under 5, 1 female 5-10 and 1 female 30-40.
In 1850 the family was living in Union County. George was a laborer who was born in Ohio(?) And was 40. Clarissa was 30 and born in Ohio, Phoebe A. was 19, Charles 17, Malinda 13 and Aaron 7 all children were born in Indiana.
By 1860 the family was back in Franklin County, George was 58 born in New Jersey, Clarissa was 52, born in New Jersey, Charles E. was 24 ad Aaron C. was 14.
In 1870 after the death of George, Clarissa was living in Union County, Liberty township with Aaron, 23 and a John age 9.
Phoebe Ann married Benjamin Dare 6 February 1851 in Union County Indiana. Benjamin was the son of Reuben and Charlotte (DuBois) Dare. Benjamin died at the age of 70 and is buried at West Point Cemetery (1830-1900) Phobe Ann died at the age of 81and is buried with her husband (1832 - 1913). They are buried in Section 8 lot 27 East ½ along with Frank M. Dare 1855-1837 and Florence A. Dare 1858-1947, son and daughter-in-law.
Charles E. Filer married Harriet Morgan 22 February 1863 in Franklin County. He died 1918 at the age of 82 and is buried with in West Point Cemetery North Addition lot 101 West ½ Harriet died in 1933 and is buried with him. Albertus E. Filer son of Charles and Harriet married Sarah Zelma Rose 24th January 1901. Charles and Harriett lived in Liberty in the 1900 census.
Charles Filer born October 1835 age 64 married 34 years occupation: Day labor
Harriet Filer born Feb. 1844 age 56 bore 5 children 4 still living occupation: carpet weaver
Albertus E. Born 1864 age 26 Occupation: Engineer in Flour Mill
Malinda Filer (a.k.a. Charlotte M.) Married John H. Nabb 17th off October 1856 in Franklin County Indiana.
Aaron C. Filer married Lottie A. Lambert 6th May 1885. He died in 1927 and she died in 1933.
Aaron Filer was a dealer in livestock. He was born in Union County 25 July 1849. He worked for Olbier Keffer in Keffer & Maxwell and Co. He was a member of the Republican party, Odd Fellows, Knights of the Mystic chain and a Presbyterian. He was a member of the GAR and sheriff of Union County.
Aaron and Lottie had three children that lived into adulthood, Will, Harry and Dorothy. One daughter, Ruth lambert Filer born 2nd February 1886 and died 8th December 1896, she is buried with her parents and grandparents in West Point Cemetery.
Lottie Filer was the daughter of John S. And Sarah A. Lambert. Her family’s first appearance in Union county census was 1880, Town of Liberty.
John S. Lambert age 51 Merchant born in Ireland, and both parents born in Ireland
Sarah A., his wife, age 49, born in England as well as her parents.
Lottie age 22 born in New York State and Tillie age 20 born in Minnesota.
Since the 1900 census burned in Washington, we turn to the 1900 census for Union County.
John S. Lambert born August 1829 age 70 born in Ireland. Sarah A., his wife, born January 1830 had 1 child (?). Tillie Lambert, daughter, born May 1862 aged 38 born in Minnesota. Carrie E. Lambert, a niece of John S. born January 1873 aged 27 years.
Records from Edwards Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church show that Jno. S. Lambert, Sarah A. Lambert, Lottie A. Lambert and Tillie M. Lambert were all received into the church by letter after 25th August 1872.
Sarah Matilda "Tillie" Lambert died 1943 at the age of 83 and is buried with her parents and sister at West Point
From June 1933 Liberty Herald paper:
14-YEAR ILLNESS ENDED BY DEATH
Mrs. Lottie Lmbert Filer, 78, died Sunday at Winona Lake after an illness of 14 years. Mrs. Filer, who was a native of New York, lived for many years in Liberty, spending the summers at Winona Lake, but for the past four years had made that place her permanent residence. Mrs. Filer and her sister, Miss Tillie Lambert, lived together.
While in Liberty, Mrs. Filer was a member of the Edwards Memorial church, where she was superintendent of the Sabbath school. She was a member of the Edwards Memorial church Missionary Society.
Survivors are two sons, Harry Filer of New York, and William J. Filer of California; a daughter , Mrs. Russell Silvey of New York; a sister, Miss Tillie Lambert of Winona Lake; two grandchildren of New York; and a cousin, Mrs. Smith DuBois of Liberty.
Funeral services were held at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Smith DuBois home in Liberty with Dr. Valentine Deich officiating. Burial was in West Point cemetery.
March 10-11 1943
TILLIE LAMBERT TAKEN BY DEATH
Miss. Tillie Lambert, 83, died Monday morning at her home at Winona Lake, after a week’s illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Thursday at the home of Mr. & Mrs. DuBois Smith. Mrs. DuBois is her cousin.
The Rev. Rolland Lee Dove, pastor of the Edwards Memorial Methodist church, will be in charge. Roy Benham will sing.
Miss Lambert, who was born in Minnesota, came to Liberty when a young girl and was a graduate from the local high school. She is the last surviving member fo the class of four which was graduated in 1876. Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday evening.
She is survived by her niece, Mrs. Russell Silvay (Dorothy Filer) of New York City and two nephews, Will Filer of Detroit and Harry Filer of New Haven, Conn. Mrs. Silvay, who has been at Winona Lake, accompanied the body to Liberty Tuesday night.
Carrie E. Lambert married Smith DuBois 25 June 1902
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