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Notes for Jane VAN GUNDY


The second and present wife of Rev. Abraham Cartlich, was Miss Jane Van Gundy, of Ross county, whom he married in 1854. Her father was Rev. John Van Gundy, who labored as a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church for thirty years, and after removal from Ross county, Ohio, where he possessed large landed estates, died in Atchison county, Missouri. He settled in Ohio in 1806, and served in the War of 1812. Her grand-father was also named John Van Gundy. Her mother's name was Margaret Search, whose father was Thomas Search. Margaret died on one of her husband's farms near Chillicothe, in 1833, when Jane was in her seventh year. Her brothers, all of whom are prosperous, are Jonas, St. Joseph's, Missouri; and James, John, William and Samuel, near Milton, Atchison county, Missouri. Tradition, which seems well founded, ascribed to the ancestry of this Van Gundy family close official relations to the Crown of Prussia, and a rupture of these relations which sent it to Pennsylvania, and thence to Ohio. The sisters of Mrs. Cartlich are Sarah Scarlet, who, when only seventeen, was successfully courted by a widower with three children, and she has
never regretted her youthful resolution. The other sister is Rachel Williams, and both have the same postoffice address, as the brothers already named. Jane Cartlich is remarkable for her business like methods, economy, hospitality and kindness to the poor. Though the
daughter of a Methodist minister, and for twenty-six years the wife of a Methodist minister, she preserves a commendable liberality and charity for others. She refers to the preservation of an aunt given up to die and yet living to rear a useful family, while her mother was
taken from life in sound health, by cholera, in the same house and at the same time of her aunt's illness, as a remarkable dispensation of Providence. The same fact applies to her step-daughter, Mrs. Tway, who, when yet a child, seemed affected beyond possibility of recovery, and yet she grew to womanhood, and is now the mother of five children. Mrs. Cartlich, though in easy circumstances, labors as if she derived comfort, health and pleasure from exercise. Her husband, too, has a fine income, which secures ease and comfort, and they live alone, with no household dependents.
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