Indiana McCaslins

Wilbert Joshua (Wib) HarrerAge: 84 years19011986

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Wilbert Joshua (Wib) Harrer
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Frederick O Harrer
Birth: March 23, 1908 40 37Pennsylvania
Death: November 13, 1998, Gallatin, Montana
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Paul H Harrer
Birth: January 25, 1915 47 44Montana
Death: September 2, 2004New Carlisle, St Joseph, Indiana
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In the 1910 US Federal Census for Belgrade, Gallatin, Montana, 42-year-old Pennsylvania-born Henry and his 39-year-old Illinois-born wife Rosabel [sic Rosa Belle Talbott] have been married thirteen years. Rosa has born six children, but only five are living. These five Pennsylvania-born children are 12-year-old Ruth W, 8-year-old Wilber [sic] J, 6-year-old Mildred L, 3-year-old Joseph T and 2-year-old Frderich O. Ruth and Wilbert have attended school in the past year. Henry, Rosa and Ruth can read, write and speak English. Henry is a truck farmer who owns his mortgaged farm. Henry's parents were born in Germany, Rose's parents in Indiana, and the children's father was born in Pennsylvania and their mother in Illinois.

In the 1920 US Federal Census for Belgrade, Gallatin, Montana, 42-year-old Pennsylvania-born Henry and his 39-year-old Illinois-born wife Rose B [Talbott] Harrer have in their household their children 22-year-old Ruth W, 18-year-old Wilburt [sic] J, 16-year-old Mildred L., 13-year-old Joseph T, 11-year-old Fredrick O, 9-year-old Eleanor G, and 4-year 11-month old Paul H. Ruth, Wilbert, Mildred and Joseph were born in Pennsylvania, but Eleanor and Paul were born in Montana. Everyone but baby Paul can read, write and speak English. Ruth, Wilbert, Joseph, Frederick and Eleanor have attended school in the past year, but Mildred and Paul have not. Henry is the "operator" of a farm. Henry's parents were born in Germany, Rose's parents in Indiana, and the children's father was born in Pennsylvania and their mother in Illinois.

On 24 Dec 1923, 22-year-old Wilbert J Harrer applied for a marriage license to marry 22-year-old Esther [sic Violet Esther] McCaslin, both of of Belgrade, Gallatin, Montana. Wilbert was born in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania and Esther in Johnsborough [sic Johnson County], Indiana. Neither had been previously married. Wilbert's parents are Henry and Rose Belle (Talbott) Harrer. Esther's parents are Julius C and Margaret [sic Grace] (Lineberry) McCaslin. License no. 4476 is duely issued by the Gallatin Clerk of District Court, Jack Cruickshank. They were married 28 Dec 1923 by R. P. Smith, Pastor of M.E. Chruch, Bozeman, Montana. Witnesses were Joe T Harrer and Ruth W Harrer [Wilbert's brother and sister].

In the 1930 US Federal Census for Belgrade, Gallatin, Montana, 28-year-old Pennsyvania-born farmer Wilbert J and his 29-year-old Indiana-born wife Esther [Violet Esther McCaslin] Harrer were married when he was 22- and she was 23-years old [sic]. They have in their household their Montana-born sons, 3-year 9-month old William T and one-year 5-month old John W, and 27-year-old Nebraska-born hired man Fred Wellman. Wilbert and Esther can read, write and speak English. Both Wilbert and Fred have worked on the last regularly scheduled work day. Neither has served in the military. Wilberts' father was born in Pennsylvania and his mother in Illinois, Esther's parents were born in Indiana, and the children's father was born in Pennsylvania and their mother in Indiana. Fred's father was born in Pennsylvania and his mother in Indiana.

In the 1940 US Federal Census for Belgrade, Gallatin, Montana, 38-year-old Pennsyvania-born farmer Wilbert J and his 39-year-old Indiana-born wife V Esther [Violet Esther McCaslin] Harrer have in their household their Montana-born children, 13-year-ole William T, 11-year-old John W and 5-year-old Ruth A, and Wilbert's 32-year-old Pennsylvania-born single brother Fred O Harrer. Also in this household are a hired girl,17-year-old Canada-born Margie J Moran, and two hired men, 32-year-old Montana-born Ivan Isom, and 23-year-old Illinois-born Delbert L Wallace. This household is living on Harrer Road. Wilbert owns a house and farm worth $52,000. Wilbert has completed two years of college; V Esther has completed four years of college; William has complete seven years of grade school; John has completed 4 years of grade school; Ruth as not attended school; Fred has completed four years of college; Margie has completed two years of high school; Ivan has completed eight years of grade school; Delbert has completed one year of high school. William, John and Margie have attended school in the past year. The Harrers were living in the same house in 1935. Margie was living in rural Madison County, Montana in 1935. Ivan was living in rural Montana in 1935. Delbert was living in rural Gallatin County, Montana in 1935. Wilbert and Fred are owner operators of the family farm and have worked 52 weeks of the year, but have no income to report. Margie has worked 52 weeks of the year and has earned $60. Ivan has worked 44 weeks of the year and has earned $450. Delbert has worked 32 weeks of the year and has earned $320.

Eighty-four-year-old Wilbert J Harrer, born 20 Oct 1901 died 27 Sep 1986 in Lacey, Thurston, Washington. His last residence of record was Helena, Lewis and Clark, Montana 59624. His Social Security number was issued in Montana before 1951.