Margaret Jane Hanshew

 1. Frederick Handschuh  m Maria Catharina - 
 2.. Henry Hanshew (1783-1866) m Barbara Thomas (1792-1855)
 3... John Hanshew (1811-1870) m Rosannah Merideth (1812-?)
 4.... Margaret Jane Hanshew (c1847-1915)
       +William F. Gants (1839-1914)
Margaret Jane Hanshew     [ID 10977] Click here to switch to Ancestror Tree view: Tree View

Born about 1847, Indiana.1  (Oct 6 1849).2,3  (Oct 6 1851, incorrectly shown on death certificate).4  

She married William F. Gants, about 1872.2,3,4  William was born Aug 21 1839, Pulaski County, Indiana.3,5  

William Gants was a veteran of the Civil War.  On Feb 15 1863 he enlisted in Company G, 8th Indiana Volunteer Cavalry for three years of service.5  

Margaret and William were shown in the 1900 census (Jun 5 1900), 805 North 13th Street, Elwood, Pipe Creek Township, Madison County, Indiana:3

Gants, William F, head-of-household, age 60, born Aug 1839 in Indiana; father born in Kentucky; mother born in Ohio; married 28 years; occupation: day laborer; owned home (free).
Gants, Margret J, wife, age 50, born Oct 1849 in Indiana; father born in Pennsylvania; mother born in Indiana; married 28 years; 2 children, 0 living.

William died Feb 18 1914, Elwood, Madison County, Indiana; buried City of Elwood Cemetery, Elwood, Madison County, Indiana.5  

Margaret Jane Hanshew died Oct 24 1915, Elwood, Madison County, Indiana; buried City of Elwood Cemetery, Elwood, Madison County, Indiana.2,4,6

(photo)Photo: Margaret Jane Hanshew death certificate Madison County, Indiana 4

(photo)Photo: Margaret Jane Hanshew gravestone City of Elwood Cemetery, with brother George J. Hanshew 2


  1. 1850 census, Madison Township, Tipton County, Indiana; roll 176, page 266, dwelling #416.
  3. 1900 census, Elwood, Pipe Creek Township, Madison County, Indiana; roll T623-386, ED 108, page 5B, line #71, dwelling #97, family #102.
  4. Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011;
  6. Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920;

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