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Crawford County, Ohio

Posted Queries for February 1999


DOTY, HAYCOOK posted by Richard Haycook on Wednesday, February 3, 1999

HAYCOOK family of Bucyrus, Crawford Co. OH. I have a large database for this surname which covers from present day back to about 1770 New Jersey. The first family migrants to OH were brothers Amos and David HAYCOOK from northern NJ in 1842. They settled in the Columbus and Harlem Twp area. The rest of their siblings stayed in NJ and NY at that time. However, the Bucyrus group is the most puzzling. I can not determine from whom they are descended, nor determine the family groupings. For example: Recently Charles (Eddy) HAYCOOK died at age 85. He was a local barber for 50+ years. I have his parents names (father Charles, mother Edith? DOTY) and the names of 3 siblings. His wife's name was Thelma (Sally) and she died about 1974. I've estimated the elder Charles born about 1880 but do not have a connection for him anywhere in my database. I will assume for now that all of the Bucyrus Haycooks are related to each other. I'm missing something but can't tell what. If I can connect this group to the rest of the database a large group of "orphans" will have finally found a home. I'd really appreciate hearing from anyone researching this family or who has a connection to it. I'll be glad to share what I have in hopes of helping both of us. Richard Haycook ( 20 Wright Road Derry NH 03038

KNOTT posted by April Bullard on Friday, February 5, 1999

Joseph S. KNOTT, born 1761, died Crawford County 1836, buried Union Cemetery, Bucyrus, Crawford County. Possible Rev War veteran, served in MY Line. Looking for confirmation and info on Joseph's parents, wife Mary, and children.

WERST, WORST posted by Paul Werst on Friday, February 5, 1999

Looking for information on Peter WERST or WORST. Came to Crawford Co about 1838 from Cumberland Co PA. Understand he was Mayor and later JP. Buried in Oakwood Cemetery. Thank you. Paul Werst PO Box 485 Maud, Tx 75567

GILCHRIST, WILSON posted by Terry Wilson on Friday, February 5, 1999

WILSON, GILCHRIST Looking for Thomas WILSON born 16 Mar 1822 Waddington, Lincolnshire, England and died after Oct 1850 possibly in OH/IN. Thomas came from Eng with his parents in 1833. In Richland Co OH in 1840, Crawford Co OH in 1850, and then disappears. Other WILSON family members had moved to Noble Co IN and Van Wert Co OH. He married Mary GILCHRIST 21 Dec 1843 in Richland Co OH. Mary born about 1824 NY and died after Oct 1850 possibly in OH/IN. Had at least 3 children: Elizabeth A. born about 1845, Melissa E. born about 1847, and Samuel N. born about 1848. Terry Wilson 40 S. Gamble Street Shelby, OH 44875

SHARP posted by Phyllis Diane (Sharp) Workman on Saturday, February 6, 1999

I'm just beginning to track my family. Grandmother, Helen Marie SHARP died 1997?? in Crestline. Uncle Robert SHARP of Crestline only known relative. How do I begin and where do I start???

QUINN, SHARP posted by Phyllis Diane (Sharp) Workman on Saturday, February 6, 1999

Just beginning tracing family roots. Grandmother Helen Marie (QUINN) SHARP passed away 1997?? in Crawford County Crestline, Oh. Grandfather Dewey Jackson SHARP passed away in mid 1960s. I think he resided in Bucyrus or Crestline at death. Uncle Robert SHARP and cousin Michael SHARP are only known relatives residing in Crestline. My father, Roy Earl SHARP passed away from homicide in 1965? in Cleveland but was buried in Mansfield. Would like this to appear in the Crawford County Genealogical Society's Newsletter and appreciate any assistance to get me started. Phyllis Diane (Sharp) Workman 1840 E. Purple Martin Lane Green Valley, Arizona 85614

HATFIELD, MCCOY posted by Tom Hawley on Sunday, February 7, 1999

Do you have anything on the MCCOY family who lived near the old High School in the 40s and 50s. Would appreciate any information. Completing a project of HATFIELDs and MCCOYs for free lance. Mary Ann MCCOY was my last contact and that was 50 years ago. Hey, the Best to all in Bycurus. Tom Hawley

LINTNER, SHAFNER posted by Shela Norton Greenlaw on Monday, February 8, 1999

I am trying to find out if there was a place called Seneca in Crawford County. Maybe it was an old township that no longer exists? Records say that my great grandfather Samuel SHAFNER LINTNER was born there on 18 Jan 1843. I am trying to track him down. He was probably born on a farm. He served in the Civil War in the 113th Illinois. Any ideas? Thank you, Shela Norton Greenlaw from rainy California

GERBICH, GERBIG, MARKLEY, MERKLE, REIN, RIEDEL, RINKER, STAHL, STREIB, WURSTER posted by Janet Mortensen on Tuesday, February 9, 1999

REIN, John was born in 23 September1857 in Germany and died 12 Dec 1906 in Bucyrus. I am looking for his parents, and a more specific place of birth. Would also like to know if he came to America with other family members and where they are or went. He is quite a mystery to me. He left Breman in 1881 and arrived in New York in 28 Mar 1881. I have information on all his children and their spouses that I would be glad to share. STAHL, Augusta Emilie was born 9 Aug 1865 and I would like to know where and if John STAHL and Marie RIEDEL were her parents and names and information on their parents. Augusta married my great grandpa John REIN on 30 Aug 1883. RINKER children Herman, Edward and Otilla were from the first husband of Marie or Mary RIEDEL. I have his name as Gottleib and no other information. Would like more about Gottleib and his family as well as Marie and her parents/family. My records show she was also born in Wurtemburg Germany. STREIB, Conrad and MERKLE/MARKLEY, Maria Joseph were married and had a family of 10 children. I would like to fill in some missing information on their children. I have a lot of information on their German ancestors that I can share. GERBIG(GERBICH), Henry born in Wooster, Ohio lived in Bucyrus I was told around 1860's. I would like any more information on him. He married Catharina Magdelena WURSTER in 1 Jan 1850. I know a little about three children: Katharina, C. Henry and Mary but don't know if there were any other children born to them. I have Wurster lines back to 1616 in Germany and will share information.

CRAWFORD, MCATEE posted by Rose Wyman on Friday, February 12, 1999

CRAWFORD - McATEE Want info on Allen A CRAWFORD, born May 1856, Mt Gilead, Morrow Co, OH, died after 1923 possibly in Gallion, CRAWFORD County, Ohio. He was son of Allen CRAWFORD and Charity Ann McATEE. Had brothers Theodore, James and William CRAWFORD in Boone, Iowa. Rose Wyman P O Box 1003 Glendive, MT 59330

BUCK, LINN, SINN posted by Melanie Young on Friday, February 12, 1999

My husband's ancestor, George Wilhelm LINN, had many people in his residence for the 1840 census. I do not have these people accounted for. I noticed that there was a Pascalena SINN daughter of Geo W who married Lewis BUCK in 1849 in Crawford Co., OH, marriages book. I have not been able to find a Geo W SINN anywhere and was wondering if the clerk that recorded the marriage may have miswritten the L in LINN as an S in SINN. Does anyone have a record of a Geo W SINN with a daughter Pascalena supported by anything other than Pascalena's marriage record? Melanie

BALDINGER, MCCARTNEY posted by Janet Baldinger on Monday, February 15, 1999

MCCARTNEY and BALDINGER Ed (Edward?) MCCARTNEY lived in Galion Ohio. Wife's name unknown. They had 5 boys and 4 girls. One of the daughters, Margaret, married Edward BALDINGER on June 12, 1906. They had 5 children, Paul, Lawrence (my husband's father), Mildred, Joyce and Edward One daughter, Rose Alice died at 8 months. Margaret MCCARTNEY BALDINGER died on June 30, 1918 or 1919. Any information about either family would be appreciated. Janet Baldinger, 4695 Kenicott, Brighton, Mich 48114.

HUNTINGTON posted by Maxine Davis on Monday, February 15, 1999

HUNTINGTON, John -- born February 28, 1836, Crawford County, Ohio This is the earliest information I have on my HUNTINGTON ancestors. John HUNTINGTON was married in 1859 in Williams County, Ohio. Possibly he, or his family moved to Williams Co. some time after his birth. I would like information on his parents or siblings, if possible. Maxine Davis -- 5083 Bristol Rock Rd. Black Jack, MO 63033

KELLER, STOCKER posted by Ron Stocker on Wednesday, February 17, 1999

KELLER Family I have been researching the STOCKER family for about 10 years. They settled in eastern Pa in 1730, after immigrating from what is now Switzerland. My great-great grandfather, Andrew P. STOCKER (1817-1897), moved to Tuscarawas County in 1839. His sister, Hannah, married Philip KELLER in about 1846 in Northhampton County, Pa. In the mid-1850's, the patriarch of the KELLER family, John, and his two sons, one of whom was Philip, moved to Crawford County and settled in Sandusky Twp, near Sulphur Springs. One of Philip and Hannah's sons was a judge and owned one of the banks in Bucyrus. He was also the father of Juvenile Judge KELLER, for whom, of course, KELLER Hall in Galion was named. I am interested in obtaining whatever information may be available regarding this branch of the family. I am also willing to share all information that I have.

JENNER posted by Richard Biglin on Thursday, February 18, 1999

Looking for any info on Frances JENNER, born 5/25/1885, died 2/24/1925.

REBER posted by Georgia Reber Elliott on Sunday, February 21, 1999

REBER - Searching for all REBERs, and any info on any REBERs in Crawford Co. Please email me, and good luck in your search, Georgia Reber Elliott,

KESTENHOLTZ posted by Joan Kestenholtz on Monday, February 22, 1999

Searching for any information on the surname KESTENHOLTZ born in Crawford county areound 1835. Anything would be appreciated. Joan Kestenholtz Joan Kestenholtz 451 South "H" St. Fremont,NE 68025

SHIVELY, TRENT posted by Dawn "Morningstar" McNabb on Monday, February 22, 1999

Hi my name is Dawn and I am searching for a Charles W. TRENT born 1872 about WV, his first wife was Blanch C. SHIVELY, He remarried a Mary?, He is my great grandfather. Through I did find a listing for a Charles W. TRENT died in Crawford County, Ohio on Oct.7-1963 was widowed. I'd like to know if someone knows this person. The middle name of the Charles I'm looking for may have been Wesley, who had two (known) children Evert Pete born Raliegh, WV, Agnes Ray (delayed birth record Wetzel County, WV. He was a train engineer. Could use help please? Thanks much to all ,Dawn Dawn"Morningstar"McNabb 7372 Wending Ct. S. Jacksonville, Fla. 32244

GEORGE posted by DeeDee King on Tuesday, February 23, 1999

Michael GEORGE, son of Philip. Possibly moved from Lehigh Co, PA to Crawford Co, OH, possibly born in Crawford Co 1793-1804-ish. Also George's in Benton Ridge area. Thanks

BURWELL, FRANZ, REYNOLDS posted by Marge McGrew on Wednesday, February 24, 1999

FRANZ - REYNOLDS - Looking for information on John FRANZ married to Jane BURWELL. Lived in Bucyrus from 1850. John died in 1872 and Jane died in 1902. Their son John Simon married Cora REYNOLDS in 1871 in Bucyrus. They lived in Bucyrus and Marion, moving to Florida in 1883.

CHARLTON, LIGHT, MEEKER posted by Mason Smith on Wednesday, February 24, 1999

Hi - Seeking info. on MEEKER,Arnold & Fletcher; LIGHT, Clara, William Jacob; & CHARLTON, Rebecca Mae & Lewis; in and around Crawford County. All info is appreciated; these folks are from 1890's to present. Mason


I have roots in Crawford and Wyandot Counties. My ggg-grandfather George BENDER moved to Bucyrus in 1824 and then moved to Sycamore and Benton. He founded the town of Benton with a Mr. HAZLETT. He was also the first postmaster. My gg-grand-father was Andrew F. BENDER. He married Sarah KISOR. Other surnames are CLOSE, CROSS, DUNLAP, LEE, HARE, WADDAMS, EYESTONE, HEISTAND, MUTCHLER, WINDSLOW, LINDSEY, JUMP and more.

GILCHRIST, WILSON posted by Terry Wilson on Thursday, February 25, 1999

WILSON, GILCHRIST Looking for Thomas WILSON born 16 Mar 1822 Waddington, Lincolnshire, England and died after Oct 1850 possibly in OH or IN. Thomas came from Eng with parents in 1833, in Richland Co OH in 1840, Crawford Co OH in 1850, and then disappears. Other WILSON family members had moved to Noble Co IN and Van Wert Co OH. He married Mary GILCHRIST 21 Dec 1843 in Richland Co OH. Mary born about 1824 NY and died after Oct 1850 possibly in OH or IN. Had at least 3 children: Elizabeth A. born about 1845, Melissa E. born about 1847, and Samuel N. born about 1848. Terry Wilson 40 S. Gamble Street Shelby, OH 44875

FAUSER, LANDIS, LUDWIG posted by H. Kurt Fauser on Friday, February 26, 1999

FAUSER Hello: I am a young German by the name of H. Kurt FAUSER who is looking for his family tree. In your web side I found the following names under FAUSER: Lauren K. LANDIS and Michael LUDWIG. How can I find out more about their whereabouts and their connection to the FAUSER family? Thank you very much in advance. I can be reached at:

DELP, DELPH, HECKLER, LAUTENSLAGER posted by Dianne Kline on Saturday, February 27, 1999

DELP - DELPH Phillip DELPH, son of J. George Delph and Christina LAUTENSLAGER, was my great-great grandfather. Looking for more information on J. George (died 1851) and Christina (died. 29 Aug 1850). It would appear that they died when Phillip (born ca 1843) was young and so Phillip came to Henry County with his aunt and Uncle, the Phillip HECKLER 's. Phillip married Elizabeth WITZGALl and they had children: Cora, Julia, Henrietta (Sue), Elizabeth (my great-grandmother), Otis (Pat), George R., Clarence and Cecil. Would like to correspond with anyone researching this family. Dianne Kline 08064 Farmer-Mark Road Mark Center, OH 43536

ANKENY, YOUNG posted by Linda Dickey on Sunday, February 28, 1999

Searching for informaiton on William D. YOUNG, born 8/7/1821, Crawford, OH, died 8/4/1909 Newberg, Cass County, MI. Married Sussana ANKENY, 11/1/1843. Children include; A., Issac, Mary/Margaret, Henry, Minerva, Elizabeth, Nathan, George, Eldon, Charles, Lettie, and William H.. Any info would be greatly appreciated

DREIBER, WAECKEL posted by Mary Marchant on Sunday, February 28, 1999

Jean WAECKEL (35), his wife, Mary Magdalene DREIBER WAECKEL (36), migrated from Alsace during the year of either l853 or l854 with their three daughters, Lizzie,(14) Christina,(12) and Magdalene (age l year). After about three or four years, they returned to Alsace, only to return again on June 25, 1864. According to an oral family history, they went to Sandusky, Ohio both times after crossing. Jean WAECKEL was of French descent, and his wife was of German descent, according to oral history mentioned above. They lived in Sandusky for approximately ten years after which they moved to Colbert County, Tuscumbia, Alabama, where they were when their daughter, Magdalene, married in l877. Thank you very much for any information that I might obtain. My postal address is as follows: Mary J. Marchant 2901 Springfield Drive Tallahassee, Florida 32308-3274 Member, Tallahassee Genealogical Society

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