Simmons Family
John C. Bigler
and
Anna Minerva Simmons
Bigler Family

Anna Minerva Simmons was born September 5, 1868, in Sweet Springs, Saline Co., Missouri, daughter of Erastus Simmons and Elizabeth Millard. She carried her grandmother Minerva (Reynolds) Simmons' name and was the first child born to Erastus and Elizabeth after their move to Missouri.

Anna was married on December 27, 1888, to John C. Bigler, who was born October 1, 1858, in Missouri, son of Charles Biglar and Amanda Brown. John and Anna made their home in Deepwater, Henry Co., Missouri, where John farmed much of his life. By 1910, they were taking in boarders and relatives, as Anna's sister, Emily Simmons, and their niece, Mable A. Simmons, were living with them. The Boarders were Howard and Myrtle Moats and their little boy, Farley. John died on December 4, 1912. After John's death, his son Seth, who was working in a sewer pipe factory, and Anna's sister old maid Emily remained in the household. Mary survived to March 21, 1937, and died in Polk Co., Missouri.

John C. Bigler and Anna Minerva Simmons had the following child:

1. Seth E. Bigler [Nov. 6, 1892 - Oct. 30, 1965] m. Clara Elizabeth Cruzan
Source Records:

1851 Census, Lobo Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada [Parents]
1861 Census, Lobo Twp., Middlesex Co., Ontario, Canada [Parents]
1870 Census, Co., Missouri, p.
1880 Census, Co., Missouri, p. 394a
1900 Census, Fairview Twp., Henry Co., Missouri, e. d. 83, sheet 1A, p. 150
1910 Census, Deepwater, Fairview Twp., Henry Co., Missouri, e. d. 91, sheet 7B, p. 159
1920 Census, Deepwater, Fairview Twp., Henry Co., Missouri, e. d. 95, sheet 6A, p. 146
1930 Census, Co., Missouri, e. d. , sheet , p.
Saline Co., Missouri, Marriage Records
Missouri State Death Certificate File No. 29036, Registered No. 32 [John C. Biglar]
Death certifcate, informant .
Missouri State Death Certificate File No. -----, Registered No. ----- [Anna Minerva Bigler]