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Dr. Morris Hoblit

Dr. Morris Hoblit

Male 1833 - 1864  (30 years)

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  • Name Dr. Morris Hoblit  [1
    Title Dr. 
    Born 23 May 1833  , Logan, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 May 1864  Grove City, Cass, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Atlanta, Logan, Illinois ? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I355  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2018 

    Father Timothy Bennett Hoblit,   b. 02 Feb 1803, , Clinton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1854, Atlanta, Logan, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Martha Barbara Bickel,   b. 25 Jan 1802, , , Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1867, , Cass, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1821  , Greene, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F203  Group Sheet

    Family Josephine E. Haughey,   b. 16 May 1837, , , Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Sep 1858, Grove City, Cass, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years) 
    Married 07 Feb 1855  Atlanta, Logan, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Is it possible that Morris and Josephine were married in the Baptist church founded by John Hoblit?

      Their marriage is not listed in the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index
    Children 
     1. Effie Mae Hoblit,   b. 21 Dec 1857, Grove City, Cass, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1938, Alden, Hardin, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Family ID F202  Group Sheet

  • Photos
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    Documents
    Morris Hoblit Administrators Bond
June 7, 1864
    Morris Hoblit Administrators Bond June 7, 1864
    Probate Records, 1864-1948; Author: Cass County (Iowa). Clerk of the District Court; Probate Place: Cass, Iowa
    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. Iowa, Wills and Probate Records, 1758-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
    Original data: Iowa, County, District and Probate Courts.
    p1
    Morris Hoblit Administrators Bond
June 7, 1864
    Morris Hoblit Administrators Bond June 7, 1864
    Probate Records, 1864-1948; Author: Cass County (Iowa). Clerk of the District Court; Probate Place: Cass, Iowa
    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. Iowa, Wills and Probate Records, 1758-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
    Original data: Iowa, County, District and Probate Courts.
    p2

  • Notes 
    • REF: "The History of Cass County, Iowa", The Continental Historical Company, 1884; page 247 - 248
      "June 12th, 1852, R. D. McGeehon, Morris Hoblit and George Shannon arrived in the county. They came up through the southwestern portion of the county, having left the river at St. Joseph. These were, at that time, all young, single men, and roamed around considerably before making their claims. McGeehon, finally selected some land near Turkey Grove and began to build a cabin, cutting and hewing the logs himself, and almost unassisted built the house. It was the first house in the county that had good large modern windows in it. The sash and glass were bought in Glenwood, Mills county, then but a little hamlet of about twenty cabins. Plenty of cash in the pocket of the pioneer was then a thing unheard of, and Mr. McGeehon was no execption to the rule, for $52 comprised his entire captial when he landed here. In the fall of 1852, having finished his cabin to his liking, he returned to Logan county, Illinois, from which he had come and was united in marriage with Miss Mary J. Hoblitt, and at once returned with his wife, staging over four hundred miles. Their household furniture was scanty enough, in those years, and that of the rudest kind; neighbors there were none. Mrs. McGeehon, in the first six months of her residence here seeing but one of her own sex, yet the warm loving heart of this courageous woman bore it gladly for the sake of the man of her choice.
      Morris Hoblitt made a claim on section 14, in Atlantic township, but did not build a cabin, but afterwards traded it to John R. Kirk in exchange for one near the present site of Wiota. George Shannon made a claim on section 13, but built no cabin, and went to Iranistan where he engaged in the blacksmith business, and in 1860 went to California."
      Pages 833-834
      "Morris Hoblitt traded his land with John R. Kirk for a tract near Wiota, which he afterwards sold to Mr. Finch. Morris Hoblitt was born in Logan county, Illinois, in the spring of 1832, and was the son of Timothy B. and Barbara (Bickel) Hoblitt. He received a common school education in Logan county, and then commenced the study of medicine. He attended medical lectures at Rush Medical college, Chicago, in 1861 and 1862 and graduated at that institiution. When R. D. McGeehon and George Shannon came out to Cass county to locate in 1852, Mr. Hoblitt came with them. He first located on section 14, but afterwards traded this land with John R. Kirk, for a farm in Franklin township. He went back to Illinois to study medicine, receiving his medical education as before stated. After graduation at Rush Medical college, he returned to Grove City, and commenced the practice of his profession. He soon came into prominence there through his skill, and gained the reputation of being one of the most successful practitioners in the county. He was married in 1855 to Josephine Haughey, a native of Ohio. They had one child - Effie, who is now living in Hardin county. He died May 17, 1864, and his wife died a short time previously. Mr. Hoblitt was a brother-in-law of John R. Kirk and R. D. McGeehon, then and now prominent citizens of this township and county."

      Not sure where Morris is buried. Dad said they found Josephine's grave but not Morris'. He mentioned that it may be possible that Morris was returned to Atlanta for burial.

      REF: Mona Sarratt Knight on Cass Co., Iowa Genforum 11/9/01
      Perhaps I can help. There is a Grove Township, Cass Co., Iowa. Perhaps Grove City was once a town in Grove Twp. Atlantic Catholic Cemetery is in Grove Twp. Wiota Cemetery is in Franklin Twp., adjacent to Grove. I don't find any record of Grove City od Donner's Grove at this time but will check a couple of other places. In the Wiota Cemetery are buried Adaline Horney, d. Oct 3, 1864, age 26 yrs, 5 mos, 6 dys. She is buried next to Barbara Hoblit and Josephine Hoblit.In fact, they're all buried together as follows: Barbary Hoblit, Adaline Horney, Josephine Hoblit, then next to her is: John Kirk, 68 years, d. 3 Nov 1898, and Melicent Kirk, 75 yrs, d. 2 March 1906; then Adalade McGeehon, d. 11 Nov 1857, age 1 yr, 5 mos., daughter of M.J. McGeehon. Then next to her is Selden McGeehon, age 30, d. 12 June 1872.

      Census
      1850 Logan Co., IL shows Morris living with his parents, Timothy and Barbary. Also, George Shannon is living with Timothy's family and lists him as a Blacksmith. This is probably the same George Shannon that went to Iowa with Morris and R. D. McGeehon
      1856 Iowa State Census, Cass Co: Morris and his wife Josephine and his mother Barbary
      1860 Morris is living with a George Montgomery, 21 years old and born in Illinois, in William Doughett's home, while his daughter, Effie Mae (2 years old) is living with Robert McGeehon's family along with his mother, Barbary, and his brother, Clark. The census lists both Morris and George as physicians. The census states that they both attended school within the last year; did they get some form of medical education in Illinois prior to Morris going to Rush Medical School in Chicago in 1861 and 1862?

      REF: Medical and Surgical Directory of Southwest Iowa, Cass County, 1876 http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~anneryan/cass76.jpg
      Page 165: Montgomery, G. S., Atlantic; College of Physicians and Surgeons, Keokuk, Iowa, 1864, R.

      The court house fire was April 15, 1857

      REF: Anke Voss, May 17, 2004
      Archivist/Special Collections Librarian
      Tate Archives & Special Collections
      The Ames Library
      Illinois Wesleyan University
      #1 Ames Plaza
      Bloomington, Illinois 61702-2899
      Tel: 309-556-3559
      Fax: 309-556-3261
      avoss@iwu.edu
      Dear Mr. Wood~ We received your request for information about Morris Hoblit, and unfortunately, we were unable to locate a Morris Hoblit in the records of Illinois Wesleyan University. However, I was able to locate a James T. Hoblit, who attended IWU from 1862-1864. He was enrolled in the scientific course of study. Furthermore, the following is included in the IWU Alumni Roll, 1919, : Hoblit, James T. B.S., L.L.B. (University of Albany, NY) City Attorney, County Clerk, States Attorney, County Judge and Banker at Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois; Member of Wesleyan Board of Trustees. Married Louise S. Maltby; 6 children. Died 1912.

      Based on the Civil War Draft Registration, Morris was still in Turkey Grove in June, 1863.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S60] History of Cass County, Iowa, (Name: The Continental Historical Company; Location: Springfield, Illinois; Date: December, 1884;), F627.C3 H5., 247, 832 - 834.

    2. [S151] 1856 Iowa State Census, Turkey Grove, Cass County, Iowa, Roll IA 49, p. 2.

    3. [S10] 1860 U. S. Census, National Archives and Records Administration, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Turkey Grove, Cass County, Iowa, Roll 313, p. 36.