Caroline (Schrock) Lynn was born on March 12, 1826 in Middlecreek Township, Somerset County, PA, the daughter of Aaron and Catherine (Meyers) Schrock and stepdaughter of Mary "Polly" (Younkin) Smith.
She was age 14 when her mother died and 19 when her father remarried.
When she was about 21 years of age, in 1847, Caroline married William J. "W.J." Lynn (1822-1878).
The couple produced these known children -- Aaron Lynn, Mary J. "Jennie" Courter, Harriet Lynn, George W. Lynn, Amanda Permelia Halling, John S. Lynn, Amos Rittenhouse Lynn, Bell Lynn and Annie Lynn.
Circa 1864-1867, the Lynns made the momentous decision to migrate west to Iowa. They first went to Illinois, where their daughter Annie was born in 1867. Within a few years, by 1870, they settled on a farm in or near Liberty, Clarke County, IA, where they seem to have remained for good.
William's precise fate is not yet known, but he is believed to have died in 1878.
Caroline passed away at the age of 58 on Jan. 22, 1885. Burial was in Bethel Chapel Cemetery in Liberty. [Find-a-Grave]
~ Son Aaron Lynn ~
Son Aaron Lynn (1849- ? ) was born in about 1849 in Pennsylvania.
~ Daughter Mary J. "Jennie" (Lynn) Courter ~
Daughter Mary J. "Jennie" Lynn (1850-1941) was born in 1850. She married Tunis Courter ( ? - ? ). She died in 1941. [Find-a-Grave]
~ Daughter Harriet Lynn ~
Daughter Harriet Lynn (1852- ? ) was born in about 1852 in Pennsylvania.
~ Daughter Amanda Permelia (Lynn) Halling ~
Daughter Amanda Permelia Lynn (1855-1920) was born in about 1855 in Pennsylvania. At the age of 25, unmarried, she lived with her parents in Liberty and performed housekeeping. She wedded Mathies E. Halling ( ? - ? ). She passed away in 1920. [Find-a-Grave]
~ Son John S. Lynn ~
Son John S. Lynn (1857- ? ) was born in about 1857 in Pennsylvania.
~ Son George W. Lynn ~
Son George W. Lynn (1860-1927) was born in 1860 in Pennsylvania. He was a longtime farmer. He died in Liberty in 1927. [Find-a-Grave]
~ Son Amos Rittenouse Lynn ~
Son Amos Rittenhouse Lynn (1862-1936) was born in 1862 in Pennsylvania. He grew up as a farmer and at age 18 lived at home and helped his father with farmwork. He wedded May M. (1870-1958). He passed into eternity in Liberty on April 4, 1936. [Find-a-Grave]
~ Daughter Bell Lynn ~
Daughter Bell Lynn (1864- ? ) was born in about 1864 in Pennsylvania.
~ Daughter Anna "Annie" Lynn ~
Daughter Anna "Annie" Lynn (1867- ? ) was born in about 1867 in Illinois.