Facts and Events
Esther Harriet and twin sister, Ellen Laura born in 1853 may be the daughters of Jonathan and Susanna [Lichty] Kelso. They are listed in 1860 and 1870 census with this family but they are listed at the end of the family. Mary seems to be listed as the oldest Kelso child even tho she is younger by six years than Esther and Ellen. I have a copy of page 468 from the book A Brief History of John and Christrian Fretz and this lists: Mary Strickler d/o John and Barbara [Fretz] born Fayette Co., PA 1830 md. Alexander D. Provance. Carpenter. Children: Ellen, Hattie, Anna. Hattie Provance b. 27 Jan 1853. md. Rev Jesse L. Beal, of Waterloo, IA in 1889. Farmer and minister of the German Baptist Church. One child: Irwin J. K. Wright, b. 28 Mar 1875. Ellen md. Peter Liningood sic[Livingood] and Anna md. Herbert Rages. (I found Ellen and Peter in the 1880 and 1900 census but have not found Anna and Herbert). I have not located Esther Harriet married to a Wright in 1880 nor have I located her and son Irvin in a census. However, Irvin is listed in 1900 with Jesse and Harriet in IA. I located him and family in the 1910 Cedar Falls, IA census and again in 1920 and 1930 Tulsa, OK census.
A note hand written in the Butterfield/Beal items I received from Glade Butterfield include the following: Mrs. Harriet -Jesse Beal died Jan 15, 1927 /Buried at Elklick, PA beside her twin sister.
Listed in following census: 1870 Elk Lick Twp., Somerset, PA Federal Census 1895 Black Hawk Twp., Black Hawk, IA State Census 1900 Black Hawk Twp., Black Hawk, IA Federal Census 1910 Waterloo, Black Hawk, IA Federal Census 1920 Waterloo Ward 1, Black Hawk, IA Federal Census 1920 Tulsa, Tulsa, OK Federal Census *listed in both census for IA and OK
Also known as Hattie Provance.