Modified Register for John WORKMAN
First Generation
1. John WORKMAN was born on 7 Jun 1833 in Wheeling, West Virginia. He died on 6 Mar 1920 in Marshaltown, IA. He was buried in the Violet Hill Cemetery, Perry IA.
John married Frances (Fanny) Melissa VANATA, daughter of David VANATTA and Hanna ___?, on 28 Jan 1864 in Greene Co, PA. Frances was born on 25 Oct 1838 in Pennsylvania. She died on 1 Sep 1893 in Perry, Iowa.
They had the following children.
+ 2 M i. David D. WORKMAN was born on 28 Oct 1864. He died on 8 Feb 1936.
+ 3 M ii. Frederick (Irv)in WORKMAN was born on 4 May 1867. He died on 6 Feb 1933.
4 F iii. Mary S. WORKMAN was born in 1868 in IL (5). She lived in St Paul MN.
Mary married John C. HALL on 7 Dec 1900 in Dallas Co. IA 
+ 5 F iv. Nancy Bell WORKMAN was born on 3 Jun 1871. She died in Apr 1918.
6 F v. Phoebe WORKMAN died young.
+ 7 M vi. Walker Mathew WORKMAN was born on 26 Mar 1878. He died on 13 May 1943.
Obituary of John WORKMAN published 18 March 1920 in the Perry Daily Chief newspaper?
John Workman was born June 7 1833 at Wheeling WV and died at the soldiers home in Marshalltown IA. March 6 1920 aged 86 years eight months and 29 days. When a mere child he went to Penn. And in young manhood years to Mercer Co IL in 1853.    He and his companions crossed the plains to Pikes Peak in about 1855 driving with an ox team and covered wagon.    After he returned to IL in 1862 he enlisted in the 102nd regiment Co G Illinois infantry in Mercer Co.    After serving 9 months he was discharged on account of sickness.    From IL he returned to Penn. And was married to Frances Vanatta. Jan 28 1864 and moved back to IL the same year. He was the father of 6 children, three girls and three boys as follows:    David Workman of Perry: Erwin Workman of Hurdsfield ND: Mrs Mary Hull of St Paul MN: Phoebe dying as a child: Mrs Belle Adams of Mingo IA who died Apr 1918: Walker Workman, Hurdsfield ND, together with 17 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, three brothers and one sister.       He moved to Perry in 1881 and lived on farms near there until the death of his wife Sept 1st 1893.    Since that time he has spent his winters in the Soldiers Home at Marshalltown and most of his summers with his son, David at Perry.    The last three years he has been in very poor health and has been at the most of the time.   In early manhood he was a member of the church in IL, but never brought his church membership to Perry. However they always attended the Methodist church here.
Greene Co PA marriages
John Workman and Melissa Vanatta both of Richhill Twp were married Jan 28 1864 by Rev Job Rossell.
1870 Fed Census Perryton Twp, Mercer Co. IL 
John WORKMAN age 37 b. VA,
Fanny age 31 b. PA
David D. age 5 b. IL
Frederick E. age 4 b. IL
Mary S. age 1 b. IL

1880 Fed Census Perryton Twp, Mercer Co. IL Fam # 184 / 190
John Workman age 47 b. VA father b. Ireland mother b. PA
Frances age 42 b. PA father b. PA mother b. VA
David age 16 b. IL
Frederic age 14 b. IL
Mary S. age 11 b. IL
Nancy B. age 6 b. IL
Matthew W. age 2  b. IL

1900 Fed Census Linn Twp Marshall Co IA (IA Soldiers Home)
John Workman age 66 widower b. June 1833 WV father b. Ireland Mother. b.PA
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Second Generation
2. David D. WORKMAN (John) was born on 28 Oct 1864 in Aledo, IL. He died on 8 Feb 1936 in Perry IA.
David married Cora HUNTER, daughter of William HUNTER and Sarah M. TRUCKENMILLER, on 31 Dec 1891 in Dallas Co. IA  Cora was born on 19 Sep 1871 in IL, according to the1900 Census. She died on 26 Aug 1950 in Perry, IA.
They had the following children.
8 M i. Edward R. WORKMAN was born on 30 Apr 1892 in Perry, IA. He died on 3 Jun 1965 in Perry, IA.
Edward married Ruie WOOLRIDGE on 12 Jun 1914 in Des Moines IA. Ruie was born on 13 Nov 1898. She died on 10 Apr 1985 in TX. She was buried in Perry, IA.
9 F ii. Frances (Lizzie) WORKMAN was born on 13 Sep 1893 in Perry, IA. She died on 5 Oct 1967 in Perry, IA.
Frances married Elmer A. ROBERTS, son of A. A. ROBERTS, on 9 Sep 1925 in Rockport, MO. Elmer was born on 19 Jun 1899 in Perry, IA. He died on 12 Dec 1970 in Perry, IA.
10 F iii. Edith WORKMAN was born on 20 Oct 1904 in Perry, IA. She died on 3 Feb 1991 in Perry, IA.
Edith married Wayne PALMER on 13 Nov 1925 in Guthrie Center, IA. Wayne was born on 21 Sep 1900. He died on 14 Jul 1951 in Perry, IA.
1900 Fed Census Spring Valley Twp Dallas Co. IA family #59/59
David WORKMAN b. Oct 1864 IL parents B. PA married 9 years.
Cora wife b. Sept 1871 IL parents born PA 2 children both living.
Eddie age 8 b. Apr 1892 IA
Lizzie age 6 b. Sep 1893 IA
1930 Fed Census Spring Valley Twp Dallas Co IA family #91/91
David E. WORKMAN age 65 b. IL
Cora age 58 b. IL
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3. Frederick (Irv)in WORKMAN (John) was born on 4 May 1867 in Aledo, Mercer Co, Illinois. He died on 6 Feb 1933 in Perry, Iowa. He was buried in Violet Hill, Cemetery *.
Frederick married Elnora Luella HARRIS, daughter of Robert Lewis HARRIS and Rebecca Catherine STATES, on 4 May 1898 in Perry, Iowa (55). Nora was born on 12 Feb 1872 in Marseilles, Illinois (49). She died on 28 Dec 1933 in Perry, Dallas Co. Iowa. She was buried in Violet Hill, Cemetery *.
They had the following children.
11 M i. Harry Floyd WORKMAN was born on 13 Aug 1898 in Perry, Iowa. He died in Jul 1956 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Harry married Elizabeth THORN in 1937. Elizabeth was born on 19 Aug 1904 in North Dakota.
12 F ii. Florence Rebecca WORKMAN was born on 2 Feb 1900 in Perry, Iowa. She died on 9 Feb 1938 in Perry, Iowa. She was buried on 14 Feb 1938 in Violet Hill, Cemetery, Perry, (6).
Florence married Duane Allyn STALEY, son of Levi James STALEY and Mary Ellen (Molly) MORTIMER, on 1 Oct 1923 in Adel, Dallas Co. IA (56). Duane was born on 29 Jan 1903 in Perry, Dallas Co. Iowa. He died on 16 Nov 1974 in Salida, Chaffee Co.CO. He was buried on 19 Nov 1974 in Coaldale, Cemetery CO.
13 M iii. Roy Lester WORKMAN was born on 27 Jan 1903 in Perry, Iowa. He died in Feb 1981 in Coos Bay, Oregon.
Roy married Estella ___?. Estella was born on 28 Aug 1886 in Weston, Oregon. She died on 12 Sep 1970 in Coos Bay, Oregon.
14 F iv. Mary Gertrude WORKMAN was born on 25 Oct 1907 in Hurdsfield, North Dakota. She died on 24 Nov 1997 in Denver, Colorado. She was buried on 26 Nov 1997 in Mt Olivet, Mausoleum, Golden, CO.
Mary married Francis Patrick SIMINGTON, son of Francis Joseph SIMINGTON and Margaret Frances RYAN, on 21 Jan 1950 in New Mexico. Francis was born on 31 Aug 1906 in Denver, Colorado.
15 M v. Charles John (Chuck) WORKMAN was born on 25 Jun 1917 in Hurdsfield, North Dakota. He died in Aug 1992 in Denver, Colorado.
Charles married Arlene Esther FALLEIN.
3. Frederick (Irv)in WORKMAN
1900 Fed Census Eureka Twp Wells Co ND fam # 73/75  (indexed as Ervin A. F.)
Ervin F WORMAN age 34 b. May 1866 in IL father b. WV mother b. PA
1900 Fed Census Washington Twp Dallas Co IA has wife Nora and two children living with brother in Law Walker Workman.
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