Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Jesse and Matilda E. Stem

The Handbook of Texas Online tells us that Jesse Stem was an Indian agent Indian who was born about 1820, to Jacob and Sarah Stem, in Green Springs, Sandusky County, Ohio. Jesse and his wife, the former Matilda Elizabeth Pittinger, had four daughters. After practicing law for a time, Jesse Stem became an Indian agent in Texas. In 1854, Jesse Stem and a friend were both killed by Kickapoo Indians. Jesse Stem's remains were returned to Ohio, and he was buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. (Some sources indicate that Jesse Stem died in 1854, and others state that he died in 1853.)

Matilda Elizabeth Pittinger Stem passed away in 1903, and she is buried beside her husband Jesse at Oakland Cemetery.

An essay written by Aline Stem, the daughter of Jesse and Matilda E. Stem, can be seen at the Sandusky History website.

1 comment:

PalmsRV said...

Very interesting -- what a culture shock going from Ohio to Texas!