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Crawford County, Ohio

Posted Queries for August 1997


PLETCHER posted by Tom Pletcher on Friday, August 1, 1997

Where do I send away for send away for copies of Wills and Estate settlements for Jacob N. PLETCHER, Jacob A PLETCHER, Israel PLETCHER, Esther PLETCHER, Thomas PLETCHER, Henry PLETCHER, Samuel PLETCHER. I have a book that lists the # they are filed under. I would appreciate any help

JOHANTGEN, KNECHT, YETZER posted by Mary Teeter on Saturday, August 2, 1997

YETZER, Rosina, born ca. 1832, Switzerland daughter of John B. YETZER and Bridget KNECHT, married to Peter JOHANTGEN; listed in a Probate Court record in Crawford Co. Looking for info about her death and burial place.

ARNHOLT, DENNY, DUCHMAN, DUKEMAN, GUMPPER, KOEBLE posted by Richard Scheimann on Monday, August 4, 1997

Seeking information on Johann Georg KOEBLE. He is my great-grandfather. He married Eva ARNHOLT in Mansfield, Richland Co. OH, on 24 May 1859. The 1860 census shows him as a wagonmaker in Galion, Crawford Co. OH. A son Philip KOEBLE was born in Crestline in 1860 and died young. The family moved to Fort Wayne IN about 1864. Also seeking information on Georg ARNHOLT and Barbara DENNY, parents of Eva ARNHOLT. Georg died in Wayne County OH in 1849. Two daughters: Eva, born Galion, Crawford Co. OH, 27 Nov 1839 Galion, Crawford Co. OH, and Sarah Catherine, born 1846, married Christian GUMPPER. On 14 October 1849 in Wayne County Barbara DENNY ARNHOLT married John Stephan DUCHMAN or DUKEMAN. The DUKEMANs moved to Troy Township, Morrow Co. OH, 1865-1870. Any help, especially church or cemetery records, would be appreciated.

PLETCHER posted by Clarence C. Pletcher III on Tuesday, August 5, 1997

Looking for any data on the family of Henry PLETCHER, born about 1782, died about 1849. In the 1840 Census this Henry lived in Sandusky, Richland Co. OH. He has four sons and two daughters. One of his sons may have been Samuel PLETCHER, born 1823 Galion, Richland Co. (Galion later became part of Crawford Co., OH,) died approximately 1896.

MILLER, RICHARD posted by Joanne Lattin on Wednesday, August 6, 1997

MILLER I am looking for the parents of Catherine Ann MILLER born April 22, 1824 in Bucyrus, Crawford Co., Ohio. She married John M. RICHARD in Sept. of 1849 in Williams Co., Ohio and lived in Stryker, Ohio till her death in 1914. As she married before the 1850 census where she would be listed with her family, I am not sure how to proceed to find her family. I would appreciate help from anyone who is researching the MILLER family in Crawford Co. in the 1820's.

SWITZER posted by Wendell Switzer on Saturday, August 9, 1997

Searching for Michael SWITZER born circa 1860's. Moved to Abilene, Kansas where my Grandfather, Ora Michael SWITZER was born in 1862. My parents who died recently did not pass on any family history. They had in their pocession a sampler made by a Sally SWITZER dated 1885 Bucyrus, Ohio. Family tradition has it that Michael SWITZER was born in Ohio but there is no knowledge of where. Since we have the sampler it's possible he is from the Bucyrus area.

CUNNINGHAM, MUTCHLER, PALMER posted by Jean Hutson McCombs on Tuesday, August 12, 1997

MUTCHLER - Crawford County, Ohio, USA. 1840-1861. I'm looking for information on my great grandfather, Levi H. MUTCHLER. According to his pension application, he was born in Crawford County, Ohio, U.S.A., in 1840. He fought with the Indiana Fifth Cavalry from August, 1861, He married Susan Jane CUNNINGHAM, in 1870 in Porter County, Indiana, USA. I know of four children, Carrie Bell MUTCHLER (my grandmother), Mabel MUTCHLER,later adopted by the PALMER family. Harry MUTCHLER, Frank MUTCHLER. I'm looking for information on the names and other information on the parent's of Levi H. MUTCHLER

WECHTER, YOCHUM posted by John Yochum on Tuesday, August 12, 1997

Peter YOCHUM (born Alsace circa 1810 died 7/28/1887 Crawford Co OH) married 6/27/1847 RichlandCo OH Catherine WECHTER (born 3/16/1815 Prussia died 5/16/1883 Crawford Co OH), had son John YOCHUM (born 5/9/1851 Crawford Co OH). Peter and wife buried in St Bernard's in New Washington.

BUXTON, DURR, GREEN, KUHLMANN, MARKLEY, MESNARD, WEICHEL posted by Lauren K. Landis on Wednesday, August 20, 1997

MARKLEY-DURR-WEICHEL-KUHLMANN-GREEN-BUXTON-MESNARD Looking for info. on any/all descendants of Adam MARKLEY (son of Frederick MARKLEY & Anna DURR, born 25 Nov. 1843 Crawford Co., OH, died 24 May 1927 Crawford Co.) and his wife Catherine WEICHEL (daughter of Peter WEICHEL & Catherine KUHLMANN, born 9 May 1842 Crawford Co., died 24 June 1914). Both buried in Lust Cemetery Crawford Co. Children: (1) Joseph H. born 23 Jun 1867, died 8 Sep. 1887 unmarried; (2) Adam born 7 Sep. 1869, died 2 May 1932, married Mary GREEN and had daughter Ruth who married Edward Wayne BUXTON; (3) William born about 1872, died unknown, married unknown; (4) Emma born Feb. 1876, died after 1920, unmarried in 1920; (5) Henry born about 1878, died after 1910; (6) Charles born Feb. 1880, died unknown, married Odessa A. MESNARD, children unknown. What happened to Wm., Emma, Henry, & Charles? I lose them around 1910-1920. If you have any info. contact me at Please, I am only interested in, and have information on, this specific family line. I am trying to identify all the descendants of Peter & Catherine WEICHEL. I have lots of WEICHEL info. that I am more than willing to share. But I can't tell you any more than what you see here on the other surnames.

CARROTHERS, RUNNION posted by Jack Runnion on Wednesday, August 20, 1997

Request help in developing the descending lineage of RUNNION, John L.. born about 1816 in PA; married Emily __??___, of and in Ohio; sired Wm. in 1848; Elza(Elzy) N. in 1850; Albert in 1853 and James F. in 1857; he died June 1, 1859 in Ohio and was buried in Goodwill Cemetery, Auburn Twp., Crawford Co., Ohio. Widow Emily married a Matthias CARROTHERS in 1864 and moved to Seneca Co.,Ohio. Where in PA was J.L. born? When did he move to Ohio? Who were his parents, siblings and his wife's maiden name? Crawford Co. Probate was silent on his death record, marriage, estate, etc. T.I.A. for your help. Jack Runnion, Brandon, Florida,

LANNING, SCOUT, WOLVERTON posted by Paul Wright on Thursday, August 21, 1997

Searching for the family of Thomas WOLVERTON who settled in Crawford County cir.1843. Also searching for the LANNING family of that county. I would also appreciate finding the father of Catherine SCOUT who was married to Thomas WOLVERTON.

SMITH, STARK posted by Robert Lee Moore on Friday, August 22, 1997

Looking for information about Elbrige or Elbridge SMITH and surrounding relations. Elbrige or Elbridge A. SMITH was born in Ohio in 1855 He married Hanna Anna STARK. His name is spelled with a d in one Family Bible and without in another. Seeking information about earlier SMITHs with the same first name. Thank you

COTTON, PERRING, WILKINSON posted by Calee Leversee on Saturday, August 23, 1997

COTTON/PERRING/WILKINSON Looking for information regarding the above names. I have several WILKINSONs - Timothy, Hiram, Oren, and Philander that lived in Crawford Co. in 1835. Hiram WILKINSON married Lydia COTTON. Timothy WILKINSON was married to Abigail PERRING; father's name was Frederick PERRING. The Wilkinson's father was Nehemiah.

GURWELL posted by Jerry Ashworth on Wednesday, August 27, 1997

I am looking for William GURWELL and James GURWELL. William GURWELL born 1831. He served in the Ohio Volunteers at the battle of Laurel Hill in 1861. I think James was a cousin or possible twin brother. They settled in Doniphan County, Highland Station, Kansas in 1863. Any information would be appreciated.

BRONG posted by Edward A. Brong on Wednesday, August 27, 1997

My grandfather, Jacob Ezra BRONG, was born in Crawford County (Ohio) May 6, 1867. I do not know the names of his parents or whether he had any siblings.

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