Ora E. Huff and Conrad Birchler


son of Conrad Birchler and Elizabeth Barnholdt
Born: November 1865 Switzerland
Died: 7 June 1928 Perry Co., IN
Burial: Powell Cemetery Perry Co., IN
Married: 5 July 1895 Perry Co., IN
daughter of Aquila Huff and Nancy Ann Sallee
Born: August 1869 Spencer Co., IN
Died: 18 January 1910
Burial: Powell Cemetery Perry Co., IN


1. Minnie Birchler adopted by Thomas E. Benton
b. 12 December 1896 Perry Co., IN
d. 18 September 1974 Vanderburgh Co., IN
2. unknown Birchler
b. before 1900
d. before 1900
3. Carl Birchler
b. 14 June 1900 Perry Co., IN
d. 23 May 1907 Perry Co., IN
Cause of death: Drowning
4. Rosa Marie Birchler adopted by August Hirschelman
b. 6 June 1903 Perry Co., IN
d. 3 March 1977 Vanderburgh Co., IN
5. Conrad Birchler adopted by Leonard Hartman
b. 19 February 1905 Perry Co., IN
d. 6 November 1953 Vanderburgh Co., IN
6. Bertha Birchler adopted by Thomas Dillingham
b. 15 February 1906 Perry Co., IN
d. 18 August 1978 Sarasota Co., FL
7. Katherine M. Birchler adopted by Davie E. Kauffman
b. 6 March 1908 Perry Co., IN
d. 3 March 1996 Audrain Co., MO

Year: 1870; Census Place: Huff, Spencer, Indiana; Roll: M593_358; Page: 513A; Family History Library Film: 545857
Aginla Huff 25 [Aquila]
Alice Huff 19 [Nancy Ann Sallee went by Alice]
Ora Huff 2

Conrad Berchler
New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Conrad Birchler
Arrival Date: 30 Apr 1879
Birth Date: abt 1866
Age: 13    Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: Swiss
Place of Origin: Switzerland
Port of Departure: Le Havre, France
Destination: United States of America
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Canada

Conrad Berchler arrived at the Port of New York, 30 April 1879, with his parents and siblings. Their origin was Switzerland and their Port of Departure was Le Havre, France. They are next found in Perry County, Indiana.

Year: 1880; Census Place: Anderson, Perry, Indiana; Roll: 304; Family History Film: 1254304; Page: 158D; Enumeration District: 038; Image: 0319
Conrad Berchler       51
Elizabeth Berchler   48
Catherine Berchler  20
Conrad Berchler      15
Celestine Berchler  14
John P. C. Berchler 12

Year: 1880; Census Place: Huff, Spencer, Indiana; Roll: 311; Page: 34B; Enumeration District: 043
Aguila Huff     36
America Huff 30 [Step-mother of Ora; Nancy Sallee Huff died in 1876]
Ora Huff          12
Mellie Huff       9
Charlie Huff     8
Edward Huff    6

Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941
Name: Conred Birchler
Spouse Name: Ora E Huff
Marriage Date: 5 Jul 1895
Marriage County: Perry

Year: 1900; Census Place: Anderson, Perry, Indiana; Roll: 397; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0106; FHL microfilm: 1240397
Conrad Berchler 34
Ora Berchler        30 [2 children born; 1 child living]
Minnie Berchler    3

Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920
Name: Ora Birchler
Date: 18 Jan 1910
Location: Troy Township
Age: 43 Yr    Gender: Female   Race: White
Source location: County Health Office, Tell City, Indiana
Source notes: The source of this record is the book CO-6 on page 15 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration.
She died of starvation and exposure.

Register of the Inmates of the Orphans’ Home Warrick County, Indiana

History Record January 1, 1910 [second Orphans Home Register]

The record states when the Birchler children came to the Orphans Home they were “Perry County children, sent by Board of County Commissioners”.

Year: 1910; Census Place: Boonville Ward 1, Warrick, Indiana; Roll: T624_386; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0163; FHL microfilm: 1374399
Mayme Burkley 13 [Minnie enumerated with wrong name]
Rosa Berkley        5 [last name enumerated wrong]
Conrad Berkley   3 [ages wrong on all younger children]
Bertha Berkley    2
Katey Berkley      1
Living in the Warrick County Orphans’ Home.

Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011
Name: Conrad Birchler
Gender: Male   Race: White   Age: 63
Marital Status: Widowed
Birth Date: Nov 1865
Birth Place: Germany [Switzerland listed on port of arrival record]
Death Date: 7 Jun 1928
Death Place: Gray, Perry, Indiana, USA
Father: Conrad Birchler
Spouse: Dead

“Birchler Children” Cannelton Enquirer, issue 29 January 1910 page 1
“Mrs. Conrad Birchler” Cannelton Telephone, issue 27 January 1910 page 8
“Denied That She Starved” Cannelton Telephone, issue 3 February 1910 page 5
Asks for Homes Cannelton Enquirer, issue 5 February 1910 page 1
“Commissioners Court Cannelton Telephone, issue 10 February 1910 page 4

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