Rachel Susannah (Minard) Manbeck was born on June 10, 1835 near New Rumley, Harrison County, OH, the daughter of George and Susannah (Smith) Minard. Her birth year also has been given erroneously as 1827 by one census-taker.
At the age of 17, Rachel married 36-year-old George Manbeck (1816- ? ), a native of Pennsylvania, on May 27, 1852. Justice of the peace George G.D. Young performed the nuptials in Harrison County. Rachel's maiden name was spelled two different ways on the marriage license -- "Miner" and "Minor."
The Minard-Miner and Manbeck families were close, and Rachel's niece Martha Jane Minard married Daniel Manbeck.
Rachel and George had 10 children, of whom eight are known -- William H. Manbeck, Mary "Belle" Manbeck, David M. Manbeck, Adam Alexander Manbeck, Susanna "Anna" Manbeck, George Walter Manbeck, Robert Manbeck and Martha Manbeck.
They lived for many years in New Rumley, and are shown there on the federal census of 1860. That year, their three eldest children lived in the home, and George worked as a laborer.
The U.S. census of 1870 shows that the family had expanded, with five children between the ages of 5 and 12 under their roof. George worked at that time as a farm laborer.
During the decade of the 1870s, the Manbecks migrated to a farm in Perry Township in nearby Carroll County, OH. All eight children were in the household when the census of 1880 was enumerated.
In 1900, when the census again was conducted, Rachel lived on her farm in Perry Township, Carroll County with her unmarried children Mary Belle, David, Adam and George. Again in 1910, living with unmarried adult children Mary Belle, Adam, David, Susan and George, she told the census-taker that she was the mother of 10 children, with seven of them alive. Their home was on the Perrysville-Kilgore Road.
Rachel suffered a stroke of paralysis and passed away on April 2, 1918, at the age of 82. She was buried in the Perrysville United Brethren Church Cemetery in Carrollton. "Libb Gotschall" -- thought to be near neighbor Elizabeth Gotschall -- was the informant on her death certificate.
In an ironic twist of hereditary fate, all of Rachel's unmarried adult children all suffered from heart and kidney disease in old age, and all died in the Carroll County Home within a three year span between 1942 to 1944.
~ Son William H. Manbeck ~
Son William H. Manbeck (1854- ? ) was born in July 1854 (?).
A bachelor in 1880 at the age of 28, he dwelled with his parents on a farm in Perry Township, Carroll County, OH.
Then at age 48, in 1900, he remained unmarried and lived with his widowed mother in Perry Township. His occupation that year was farm laborer.
~ Daughter Mary "Belle" Manbeck ~
Daughter Mary "Belle" Manbeck (1857-1944) was born on Feb. 7, 1854 or 1857 near New Rumley, Harrison County, OH.
She was married but became widowed or separated at a young age, and never wed again.
She returned to her mother's household in Perry Township, Carroll County and was there in 1900, at the age of 43.
In 1910, still living at home with her mother at age 53, she told a census-taker that she had been married for 30 years.
She went to live in the Carroll County Home in about 1921. She remained there for 22½ years, and was joined by her sister Susanna "Anna" Manbeck and brothers Adam Alexander Manbeck, David Manbeck and George Walter Manbeck.
Suffering from liver cancer and heart and kidney disease, she died there at the age of 90 on March 30, 1944. She was laid to rest in the United Brethren Cemetery in Lamartine, Ohio. On her official Ohio certificate of death, her marital status was given as "single."
~ Son David M. Manbeck ~
Son David M. Manbeck (1859-1941) was born on March 8, 1859 or in December 1859 near New Rumley, Harrison County, OH. He never married.
He was a longtime farm laborer.
At the age of 40, in 1900, and at 50 in 1910, David resided with his mother and adult siblings in Perry Township, Carroll County.
David and his brothers and sisters all were afflicted with heart and kidney disease as they reached their 80s. Like them, he was admitted to the Carroll County Home. He died there at the age of 82 on Nov. 11, 1941. Burial was in Lamartine, Ohio.
~ Son Adam Alexander Manbeck ~
Son Adam Alexander Manbeck (1861-1942) was born in on Sept. 8, 1860 or 1861 in New Rumley, Harrison County, OH.
He never married, and in 1900 and 1910 made his home in Perry Township, Carroll County with his mother and adult siblings.
His occupation was farm laborer.
He endured heart disease, as did his adult siblings, and died in the Carroll County Home on Feb. 18, 1942, at the age of 81. Burial was in Lamartine, Ohio.
~ Son George Walter Manbeck ~
Son George Walter Manbeck (1862- ? ) was born in December 1862 or on Jan. 30, 1868 (sources differ) near New Rumley, Harrison County, OH.
He never married.
In 1900 and 1910, he lived with his mother and adult siblings Perry Township, Carroll County, as recorded by a federal census-taker, and worked as a farm laborer.
As he aged, in about 1937, he contracted heart and kidney disease. He was admitted to the Carroll County Home, where he died at the age of 74 on May 11, 1942. Burial was in Lamartine, OH.
~ Daughter Susanna "Anna" Manbeck ~
Daughter Susanna "Anna" Manbeck (1864-1943) was born on Aug. 20, 1864 near New Rumley, Harrison County, OH.
At age 45 in 1910, she was unmarried and lived with widowed mother and adult siblings in Perry Township, Carroll County.
Circa 1943, she was treated for heart and kidney failure and breast cancer in the Carroll County Home. She died there at the age of 78 on Feb. 2, 1943. She was interred in a cemetery in Perrysville.
~ Son Robert Manbeck ~
Son Robert Manbeck (1868- ? ) was born in 1868. He spent his childhood in Perry Township, Carroll County, OH.
He has yet to be found on the 1900 federal census enumeration.
~ Daughter Martha Manbeck ~
Daughter Martha Manbeck (1871- ? ) was born in about 1871. She grew up in Perry Township, Carroll County, OH.
Copyright © 2012, 2021 Mark A. Miner