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Crawford County, Ohio

Posted Queries for July 1998


LEPPER, MACKEY posted by J S Rhodebeck on Sunday, July 5, 1998

Any information on Eva MACKEY LEPPER b. about 1882 d.1930 in Galion OH, Crawford County. Need father and mothers name.

TORDOFF posted by John Tordoff on Monday, July 6, 1998

My grandfaher John TORDOFF, a rairoad machinist, and his wife Margaret, lived in Galion from the early 1870's until 1880 or 1881. I would like to know the name of the Township in which Galion is located. And, If any one knows the names of the railroads that had maintenance shops in Galion at that time, that information would also be much apptrciated. Thank you.

BOYER, ZIEGLER posted by Marilyn Simpson on Tuesday, July 7, 1998

Seek info on Josiah ZIEGLER born about 1821, who was married 25 Dec 1845, Crawford Co, to Catherine BOYER born 1827. Believe they moved to IL in 1850's.

HUNT, RAUP, SINGER posted by Barb Hurst on Wednesday, July 8, 1998

HUNT - RAUP - SINGER Looking for info on John HUNT married to Agnes RAUP both born in Germany. Had a daughter Catherine HUNT who was born in Crawford Co in 1851. She married in 1875 Martin SINGER. Catherine and Martin SINGER moved to Napoleon OH and had seven children.

PETERSIEM, TAYLOR, TRACHT posted by Nancy Wiggins on Saturday, July 11, 1998

Looking for information on the TRACHT family in the Galion Ohio area. They are my family. My grandfather was Norman Ellis TRACHT. My uncle was Richard C. TRACHT. My mother is Carolyn L. TRACHT TAYLOR. My grandmother was Verda Ethel PETERSIEM TRACHT

HOSFORD, KOHLER posted by James Robert Bone on Tuesday, July 14, 1998

My Grandfather was Sidney HOSFORD (1874-1922) from Gallion, Crawford County, Ohio. He married Catherine KOHLER (1880-1959). They had 11 children. I am Beginning to compile info for a family history but, do not have any information on my ancestors prior to Sidney HOSFORD or Catherine KOHLER, or their siblings. Any information such as names, dates, locations, tales, etc., or other resources I might try would be greatly appreciated.

TUNISON posted by Don Tunison on Tuesday, July 14, 1998

A Joseph Salathiel TUNISON is reported to have been born in Bucyrus about 1849. Would greatly appreciate any information on him, his ancestors and/or descendents.

CLARK, HANRAHAN, PARISH posted by J L Koch on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

CLARK / HANRAHAN. Jenner CLARK born April 10, 1857 in Crestline, Crawford county, Ohio. Married Mary Monica HANRAHAN in Cleveland in 1880. Looking for Jenner's father Samuel Rufus CLARK, born about 1831 possibly England. Married Sarah Ann PARISH in NY, moved to Ohio. Sarah buried in Texas with Jenner, Samuel in Ohio?

HAMMAN, MILLER, SMITH posted by Patti Smith on Wednesday, July 15, 1998

Searching for any information on the family of my great grandparents Joseph A. SMITH and Cora Lee (HAMMAN) SMITH who moved to Galion, Crawford County in the early 1900's from Woodstock, VA. Children were my grandfather Ray Cook SMITH (died July 5, 1927, Marion, Ohio) and Joseph H. SMITH (died Aug 22, 1983, Galion, Crawford County, OH). Joseph H. SMITH and Della (MILLER) SMITH had a son named Delbert SMITH who may still live in the Galion/Crawford area. Would appreciate any help.

PURKEYPILE, SMITH posted by Thomas E Downing on Saturday, July 18, 1998

My gr gr gr grandfather, John SMITH, and my gr gr gr grandmother, Margaret PURKEYPILE, moved to Galion from York Co. PA in 1832. My nephew and I are trying to find out whether Margaret's father, Andrew PURKEYPILE, also moved to Galion and is in fact buried there

BROWN, STEVENS posted by Debie Lough on Sunday, July 19, 1998

I am looking for information about my grandfather, Graydon Vincent STEVENS, born in Crawford County area (possibly in the Tiro area). Would like to find out his parents name, and the name of any of the area orphanages he may have lived in. Also would like to find out background on Willis and Nora BROWN, and how they may have been related to him. (Marriage license found in bible given to him at the orphanage) Graydon STEVENS birthdate is June 28, 1896, and he died in March of 1963. Much of his life is a mystery to our family and would like to find any information that you may have. Thank you very much!!!

HOTEL, HOTELLING posted by Karen Fry on Tuesday, July 21, 1998

I am researching the HOTELLING family. Christian, George, and families were listed on the 1850 Holmes Twp., Crawford Co. census but under the name HOTEL. Christian's wife was Lydia who died August 13,1876 and is buried in Benton Cemetary, Texas Twp., Crawford Co. I believe that Christian and Lydia were George's parents but have not been able to confirm. If anyone has information on this family or their descendants I would appreciate it greatly. Thanks!

SAWYER posted by Paul Leiss on Tuesday, July 21, 1998

Searching for information on the family of Theodore " Ted" SAWYER. He was born on December 29, 1904. He was supposedly a doctor. He died in March 1980 and lived in Crestline, Ohio in Crawford County.

COOPER, MCELDOWNEY posted by Doris Augenstein McEldowney on Wednesday, July 22, 1998

We are looking for any information on Melissa M. A. COOPER who lived in Crawford 1862. She married Louis Augustus MCELDOWNEY in Erie MI Aug.12, 1862 and moved back to OH while her husband served in the Civil War. One son was born in OH Fred MCELDOWNEY, in 1863, and possibly a daughter Nora. But it is the COOPER ancestors we need to know more about. Thank you

HEMRY, HESS, SWENEY posted by Bonnie Stinchcomb on Monday, July 27, 1998

HESS/HEMRY I am a descendent of Andrew HESS and Mary HEMRY who came to Crawford Cty, OH in the 1830's. This couple had 13 (or more) children and I am descended from one of them, Margaret Ellen HESS, who later married William Sidney SWENEY in Crawford Cty. Any information or correspondence from " cousins " is appreciated and I am willing to share my info! Thanks alot!

HESS posted by Joe on Wednesday, July 29, 1998

Subject: HESS, Daniel=1839 Have a reference that a Daniel HESS purchased land through Tiffin Land Office in Crawford County on 13 April 1829. Do you know if there is a reference to this gentleman or in Family in early Crawford County History. Am seeking information on two brothers=Samuel and Solomon HESS that would have been born abt 1785-95. don't know state of birth but a descendant of Solomon was living near a Daniel HESS in Oregon in 1850's. Any help appreciated. Know its not much to go on=thanks joe

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