219. Kelsey John4 Linn (Joseph 'Brittain'3, Joseph Britton2, Andrew1)(1472) was born in Beech Creek, PA May 16, 1881. Kelsey died November 20, 1950 in Renovo, Clinton Co., PA, at 69 years of age. His body was interred in Dunnstown, Clinton Co., PA.

He married twice. He married Carrie Ellen Dietz December 20, 1905.(1473) Carrie was born October 4, 1887. Carrie(1474) was the daughter of George W. Deitz and Unknown Unknown. Carrie died December 8, 1910 at 23 years of age. Her body was interred in Dunnstown, Clinton Co., PA. He married Elizabeth Sue Shadle Emerick February 24, 1913.(1475) Elizabeth was born December 14, 1881. Elizabeth(1476) was the daughter of John Emerick. Elizabeth died June 9, 1955 at 73 years of age.

Further Research Required There is a question as to the proper spelling of Emrich. Is it Emerick, Emrich, Emerich or Embrich? Mr. Glossner in source 01770:5 notes Embich. Source 01770:6 indicates that she adopted this name, presumably because this was her adopted family's name.

Kelsey John Linn apparently went by Kelsey. The obituary of Carrie Linn (Kelsey's first wife) in the Clinton Republican December 14, 1910, lists her as the daughter of George W. Dietz of Howard. (00838:35) Mr. Lingle notes in his Beech Creek history that Kelsey received a souvenir card from Ira E. Cowling: his teacher at the Hubbard School in Beech Creek for the 1898-1899 term. The term was 120 days in length. (00853:127) Kelsey and his second wife, who probably went by Sudie, were married by the Rev. Jacob Diehl. Kelsey is buried in the Dunnstown Cemetery along with both Carrie and Elizabeth (01409:17). __________________________Obituary: Kelsey John Linn ________________________Lock Haven Express 11-22-1950 RENEVO - When his invalid wife sent neighbors to look for him, they found John Kelsey Linn, 69, of East Renovo, lying dead beside his car in the rear of his home. The Beech Creek native had started for the store when he was stricken. Mrs. Doris Kissell, coroner, said he died of a heart attack. Mrs. Linn said here husband left for the store at 11:30 a.m. Monday. About 2 p.m. when neighbors came to the home, Mrs. Linn asked them to look for her husband, who was found beside the car, in the rain. His death had occurred about noon. (d. 11-20-1950) Mr. Linn was a retired machinist welder at the PRR shops here. Services will be held here, and interment will be in Dunnstown Cemetery, Lock Haven. __________________________For Additional Information See the obituaries in the Clinton Republican of December 14, 1910 (00838:35). Also see the Lock Haven Express issues of March 15, 1873 and June 17, 1983 for information about Kelsey's children (01409:27).

Further Research Required Was his proper name John Kelsey or Kelsey John? Source 01770:5 indicates John Kelsey.

Kelsey John Linn and Elizabeth Sue Shadle Emerick had the following children:

child + 442 i. Richard Calvin5 Linn Sr..

child + 443 ii. Bernice E. Linn was born March 15, 1914.

child + 444 iii. Gordon Keith Linn was born December 8, 1918.

Kelsey John Linn and Carrie Ellen Dietz had the following child:

child 445 iv. Walter K. Linn(1477) was born June 25, 1910. Walter died October 2, 1910 at less than one year of age.

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