John Olive Barnhisel

#5840, b. 26 May 1832, d. 1 Oct 1897
Last Edited:8 May 2016
FatherJacob Barnhisel b. 18 Sep 1798, d. 24 Oct 1876
MotherSusannah Grogg b. about 1808, d. 11 Feb 1882
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Valentine Berndheisell

Children of John Olive Barnhisel and Harriet Stopher

Outline of Life Events:

BirthJohn Olive Barnhisel was born on 26 May 1832 at Trumbull County, OH.1,2
Census1840, male 05-10Based on age, it is possible that John Barnhisel was counted as a free white male, age five to ten, in the household of Jacob Barnhisel on the 1840 Census at Lake Township, Stark County, OH.3
Census1850, household memberJohn Barnhart (given age 18) was enumerated as a household member living with Cornelius Barnhart (given age 22) on the 1850 Census at Perry Township, Miami County, IN. Although they were entered as Barnharts, it is obvious from the names and ages of family members that this is the Barnhisel family.1
Marriage LicenseJohn Olive Barnhisel and Harriet Stopher obtained a marriage license on 4 Dec 1855 at Miami County, IN.4
MarriageJohn Olive Barnhisel married first Harriet Stopher on 6 Dec 1855 at Miami County, IN. Rev. Mathias Mayer officiated.4
Death, WidowHe was left a widower at age 29, when his wife, Harriet, died on 5 Apr 1862 at Miami County, IN.5,6
Will, HeirsIn his father Jacob Barnhisel's will, dated 7 Mar 1876 at Miami County, IN, John Barnhisel was named as one of the heirs. He was to receive $200 after his father's death.7
DeathHe died at age 65 on 1 Oct 1897 in Osage County, KS.2


  1. [S849] 1850 U.S. Census. IN. Miami County. population schedule.
  2. [S340] Carol Constance (Younker) Boyer. Barnhiser / Bernheisel Family Lines. Denver, CO: Boyer, Jan 1995.
  3. [S1329] 1840 U.S. Census. OH. Stark County. population schedule.
  4. [S1401] Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007. Miami Co, IN. Online
  5. [S1108] Carol Constance (Younker) Boyer. Barnhiser / Bernheisel Family Lines. Denver, CO: Boyer, Aug 2002.
  6. [S221] Find A Grave. Website. Online
  7. [S1327] IN. Miami County. Circuit Court. digital images. Miami County Courthouse, Circuit Court. Peru, IN, USA. Indiana, Wills and Probate Records, 1798-1999 : 07 Mar 1876.