Johnston Tremper1

#1498, (30 July 1850 - 28 January 1902)
RelationshipGranduncle of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*John Lawrence Tremper1 (1803 - 1862)
Mother*Frances Elizabeth Rusk1 (1813 - 1855)


Catherine House b. 1853, d. 1901
Children 1.Julia Tremper9 (1872 - 1873)
 2.William C Tremper+10 (c 1874 - 1939)
 3.Ellen Tremper10 (c 1877 - )
 4.Mary Tremper10 (c 1879 - 1896)
 5.Evert F Tremper+11 (1884 - 1944)
 6.Shirley Tremper9 (1887 - 1892)
Johnston Tremper was also known as Johnson Tremper.1 
Birth*30 July 1850He was born on 30 July 1850 at Newburgh, Ohio Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG; prob. Ohio, poss. 30 Jan 1853.1 
after May 1855He removed with John Lawrence Tremper after May 1855 to Spencer Co., IN.2 
7 June 1860He was listed as a resident in Helen Tremper and William Alfred Abshire's household in the census report on 7 June 1860.3
Marriage*16 February 1871He married Catherine House on 16 February 1871 at Warrick Co., IndianaG.4
5 June 1880He and Catherine House appeared on the census of 5 June 1880 at Anderson Twp., Warrick Co., IndianaG.5 
1 June 1900He appeared on the census of 1 June 1900 in the household of Helen Tremper and John V. Foster at Water Street, Newburgh, Warrick Co., IndianaG, as John Trumper, age 49, wid., b. OH Jul 1850, father b. NY, mother b. PA, boarder, coal miner; neis. James Abshier, fam. 9; William Abshier, fam. 11.6 
Death*28 January 1902He died on 28 January 1902 at Newburgh, Warrick Co., IndianaG, at age 51.7 
Burial*29 January 1902He was buried on 29 January 1902 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Warrick Co., IndianaG.8 


  1. [S122] J. Douglas Leith and Priscilla (Tremper) Leith, "Daniel Tremper Pioneer Family of Jefferson County NY", 2011 (Auburndale, MA), online
  2. [S520] VWH, Children of Daniel and Arietta
    Of the five daughters, Catherine, Margaret and Anna Maria spent their lives in Clermont County. Two removed to Indiana. Leah and her husband William Allen were in Cincinnati by 1830, and in Spencer County, Indiana, by 1840, removing after their daughter Louisa was born in 1837. Elizabeth, the eldest child of Daniel and Arietta, with her husband Daniel Davis were in Spencer County by 1850.
    Leah's husband William Allen died in Spencer County in 1842 at about 41 years of age. He and Leah had six children. Leah then married George Young, and they had two sons. In the 1850 census for Spencer County, Leah's nephew Alexander, son of John Lawrence, was living with her family.
    Of the six sons, four - James, Johnston, Daniel, and William A - remained in Ohio. Michael was in Spencer Co. by 1855, the year he married Elizabeth Wood. John Lawrence was still in Clermont Co. in 1853, when his son Charles was born. His wife, Frances Rusk, died in 1855. Then, before 1860, John Lawrence removed to Spencer Co. That year, he was residing in the house of his daughter Helen and her husband Wilfred Albert Abshire. The three youngest of John Lawrence's children were also in the household. Another of his children, James Walker, was reported in the family of John Lawrence's sister Leah. Alexander, who was with the Youngs in 1850, had married and remained in Spencer County.
  3. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. Alfred (26), mill engineer, b. MO; Helen (20), b. OH.
  4. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007/2019 (index and images), online, Warrick Co., 1867-1873, vol. 4, p. 366, img. 546/661. Johnson Tremper and Catherine House, lic. 14 Feb 1877, marr. 16 Feb 1877 by N M Patterson, M.G. [also indexed as Tromper]
  5. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Johney (30), b. and parents b. OH, farm laborer; Catharine (27), b. and father b. IN, mother b. US, keeps house.
  6. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. John V (67), b. KY Jul 1832, father b. KY, father b. VA, mother b. PA; Helen (61), b. OH Jul 1838, father b. NY, mother b. PA, 5 children, 4 living; marr. 17 yrs.
  7. [S1672] Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011/2017, Indiana State Board of Health, Death Certificates, 1900–2011, 1902, roll 13, img. 896/2512. Rec. No. 363. Johnson T Tremper, b. IN 30 Jul 1850, son of John Tremper, mother's name unk., marr., miner; d. Newburgh IN 28 Jan 1902, concussion of brain from premature explosion in coal mine; inf. Evert Tremper, res. Newburgh IN; bur. Rose Hill Cemetery, 29 Jan 1902, online
  8. [S1628], online, ground marker. Father / Johnston Tremper / July 30, 1850 - Jan. 28, 1902. Memorial 43795309, by and photo added by ladyN70. [Other Trempers: Helen Tremper Abshier, Evert F, Evert L, Gloria, Nettie Josephine]
  9. [S1628], online, shared standing marker. Tremper / Mother Catherine Tremper, 6 Feb 1853 - 14 Apr 1901 / Daughter Mary Tremper, 3 Apr 1879 - 7 Jun 1896. Also photo of marker, poss. reverse side: Daughter Julia Tremper, 16 Apr 1872 - 14 Jun 1873 / Son Shirley Tremper, 20 Aug 1887 - 25 May 1892. Union Cemetery, Newburgh, Warrick Co. IN. Memorial 21659540 created by Kathy G. Current, photo added by Debbie Howes, and Memorial 112185069, created by and photo added by Donna Schauss.
  10. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  11. [S648] Indiana Marriages 1811-1959/2007/2019, online, Warrick Co., vol. 13, p. 9, img. 30/330. Evert F Tremper, b. Evansville IN 8 Feb 1884, son of John Tremper (miner, b. New Richmond OH, res. Newburg IN) and Catharine Howes (b. and res. Warrick Co.), res. Newburg IN, miner; and Nettie Josephine Lowrance, b. Warrick Co. IN, dau. of John W Lowrance (b. Warrick Co., farmer) and Mary A Pearce (b. Newburgh IN), both res. Paradise IN, res. Chandler IN, general house work; both 1st marr., lic. 16 May 1905, marr. 24 May 1905, by Rev. A L Medcalf, witn. Heaber Williams and wife.