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VERNIER, WYRICK posted by R A Smithy on Wednesday, April 5, 2000

I am searching for ancestors, particularly the parents, of Oliver (Ollie) VERNIER. He was born 14 Dec 1880 perhaps in Fulton Co Ohio. He married Minnie WYRICK. They had several children including Rex, Clair, and Gloyd. He died May 1966 in Hillsdale Co, Michigan. Any information would be helpful. Thank you, R A Smithy

BOST, KEMP, MCCRACKEN, SHATZER posted by Jody Michael on Friday, April 7, 2000

BOST, SHATZER, MCCRACKEN, KEMP, My research has taken me to Fulton County Ohio where Adam BOST married Mary Barbara SHATZER on Dec. 5, 1858. Their descendents are William Shepard (9/3/1858 - 3/18/1932), Roy, Sam, Lester, and Ellen Bost. Adam is my ggg grandfather from William and Mary Elizabeth MCCRACKEN (8/23/1862 - 3/8/1911) married March 7, 1880. Emma Jane BOST (3/20/1900 - 5/23/1989) my g grandmother married Walter Deforest KEMP Sr. (5/13/1891 - 4/11/1965) on Dec. 24, 1914 in Swanton. My g grandmother left a detailed manuscript that I encouraged me to do my research. She was a wonderful lady. Looking for parents/siblings of Adam BOST who married Mary Barbara SHATZER Dec. 5, 1858 in Fulton County. Thank you. My name is: Jody Michael. 1125 Broadway NW Grand Rapids, MI 49504

CARR, MEEKS posted by Daniel Aren Meeks on Friday, April 21, 2000

I have traced my family back to Ohio. This is the information that I have so far. I have determined that my GGG-GF is William J. MEEKS, Sr., he was born on March 2, 1800, in Fairfield County, Ohio and died on 9/8/1875 in Fulton County, OH. William was married to Rachel CARR, who was born on 12/17/1798 in PA and she died 8/15/1884 in Fulton County, Ohio. Their son, George MEEKS, my GG-GF, was born in PA in July of 1824. He moved to Murry, IN near Fort Wayne, IN. They also had the following children: Sarah, born in York County, PA 3/8/1827 Hannah, born in OH around 1830 William J. MEEKS, Jr., born 4/4/1832 in Salt Creek Township, Wayne County, OH. Eliza was born in OH around 1834 Margaret was born in OH around 1837 Maria was born in OH on 6/11/1842 and died 1/15/1862 in Wauseon, Ohio The family lived in Wayne County, Ohio for many years and then moved to Fulton County, Ohio and they stayed there through out their remaining days. I have not located the name of William's father, at this time. I would appreciate any additional information about my MEEKS line?

MURPHEY, MURPHY posted by Sharon Murphey Baker on Thursday, April 27, 2000

I would like to be in touch with descendants from this family, please register me as a researcher.

WASNICH posted by Fern Emma Pruiksma on Thursday, May 11, 2000

Wendell WASNICH, b.1808 in Germany,was pastor (probably founding) of the First German Reformed Church at Archbold built 15 rods north of Brush Creek. Served as pastor for 19 years. I think his pastoring of the church began around 1855. Am seeking verification of this family story, plus history of the church, death date of Wendall WASNICH, and place of burial.

BROWNELLER posted by David Browneller on Sunday, May 14, 2000

Seeking record of birth for Vera Louise BROWNELLER, female born 1923 or 1922,in OH. Possibly lived in West Unity OH. My true name (David BROWNELLER) birth cert lists her as my mother. I was born 7-12-50 in Wauseon, Fulton Co. Father's name "not given". Snail mail: Terry Brigle 2371 La Salle Ave., San Bernardino, CA 92407

ARNTZ, STEWART posted by Amy N Parker on Thursday, May 25, 2000

Seeking information on Nancy A STEWART, born 03 December 1850 to John STEWART (mother's name unknown) in Fulton County, Ohio. She married John ARNTZ about 1869 in Michigan. She died 26 Jan 1935 in Ogemaw County, Michigan. Thank you, Amy N Parker, 6911 S 1300 East #353, Midvale, UT 84047

CHURCH, HOWE posted by Kathleen Garner on Monday, May 29, 2000

I am looking for information on Joel R. CHURCH and Susan (HOWE) CHURCH, who lived in Royalton, Fulton County ca 1850. Susan's father was James HOWE of Machias, Washington County, Maine, who relocated to Royalton between 1820 and 1850. According to the 1850 Ohio census, Joel was born in New York abt.1820. Any clues appreciated.

AILSWORTH, BALEY, HOLMES, KNIGHT, MCKNIGHT, MOYER posted by Karen Roberts on Wednesday, May 31, 2000

Looking for information on my g-g-grandfather, Hiram HOLMES. He is listed in the 1850 Fulton Co., OH census, birth year 1797 in the state of NY. With him are listed, possibly his 2nd? wife, Sarah, b. 1817 in NY, daughter Martha, b. 1842 NY, Jackson b. 1846 in OH, and Mariette and Juliette b. 1848 in OH. Mariette is my g-grandmother who later married Samuel (MC)KNIGHT and lived in Daviess Co., MO. Other Holmes listed in the census and possibly children of Hiram by his 1st or 2nd marraige are Edson b. 1834 in NY and Hellen b. 1837 in NY living in the household of Horace BALEY of NY. Alexander HOLMES b. 1830 in NY, a blacksmith in the household of Mozes MOYER. And, Lewis Holmes b. 1822 in N Y and his wife Caroline Holmes with a son from her 1st marraige? Sylvester AILSWORTH b. 1844 in NY. Any info appreciated. Karen Roberts 2727 Oak Road, DeLand, FL


Looking for anything on MILLIMAN. My mother is Dorthiel M. (VALENTINE) BORER b. 21 Dec 1911 m. Frederick A. BORER. Her mother was Ila B. (BRINK) VALENTINE b.13 Feb. 1890 d.18 May 1945 m.Earl A. Valentine. Ilas' mother was Eliza C. (Milliman) BAILY, BRINK, EVANS, CRANE b.18 June 1854 d.06 Apr. 1919 m.Bainbridge BRINK. Eliza' parents were Ezra MILLIMAN d. c.1873 and Mary SNYDER b. c.1831. Ezra and Mary are buried in "the Old Cemetery in Morenci". Eliza's brothers and sisters were William MILLIMAN m.Jennie; Elmer MILLIMAN; Ella MILLIMAN m.Charles HOLDEN; Adeline MILLIMAN m. William STRAYER or KING; Nancy MILLIMAN m.William SHEPHERD?; Jenny MILLIMAN b.12 Oct. 1863 d.21 May 1896 m. F.(Fred?) G. ALCOCK; girl MILLIMAN m.George VANSTEENBURG?; George MILLIMAN; girl MILLIMAN m.Frank MILLER. I am willing to trade information. Most of these probably lived in and around the Ohio/Michigan state line near Morenci, MI. I have quite a bit on VALENTINE,BRINK and BORER but this is ! all I have on MILLIMAN. Thank you, Carol A. GILLEN, 14517 SH 64, Metamora, OH 43540.

FOSTER, PARKER, SIGSBY posted by Cheryl Layton on Friday, June 16, 2000

I'm searching for info on David A SIGSBY b. May 9, 1816 in NY, married to Minerva Louise PARKER b. May 20, 1820 KY or Ny. They had the following children all born in Ohio. Olive Orella b. 12-4-1841 John Parker b. 7-30-1843; Warren Porter 7-9-1845; Jasper Newton b. 7-18-1847; Helen Mary b. 3-7-1849; Jolly Cheerful b. 7-22-1852 Fulton, Co.;Ordella b. 3-22-1855; Friend Douglas b. 3-7-1857; Frank b. 2-13-1859; William Bird b. 7-7-1860. Mnerva Parkers Parents were John PARKER and Olive FOSTER.They were residing in Royalton Twp., Fulton Co., in 1850. Cheryl Layton 17 Frances Dr Petersberg, NJ 08270

WATKINS, WOODRING posted by Marilyn Clay on Friday, June 16, 2000

Seeking information about family of Caty A WATKINS WOODRING, m. Reuben S. WOODRING, d.30 Apr 1872. Children: Wm. Henry, Malinda Ann, Mary Matilda, Sarah Jane, Emma and Ida. Marilyn Clay 400 Providence St. Delta, OH 43515

MATICE, MCCLEARY posted by Roy Harris on Thursday, June 22, 2000

William MATICE and wife Mary (MCCLEARY) were living in Pike Township, Fulton County at the time of the 1850 census. Assuming that they were living in the same location in 1840, in what county and township would I look for him?

MATTOX, ZIMMERMAN posted by Victoria Toler on Tuesday, June 27, 2000

Seeking information on Jacob Riley ZIMMERMAN son of Jacob Zimmerman and Melissa "Jane" MATTOX.Jacob and Jane were in Fulton Co,Oh as early as 1840's.On They were married in Wayne Co,Oh on Feb.3,1842.Their children were Martin,Vententra info on 1850 census.On the 1860 census Jane is in household of Aaron Worthington the Zimmerman children noted on this census are Riley 5yrs,Celia 3yrs,Alice 1yr.The obituary of Martin Zimmerman states he was born in Wayne Co,Oh on Nov.22 1844 and died in Fulton Co,Oh on April 8,1910.He married sarah J.Snyder and had two daughters.The siblings mentioned are Tency,Mary,Celia,and Margaret.We know that Riley is a brother as we decend from him.Have photo's of Martin and his wife etc.Jacob Zimmerman was supposedly killed in the Civil War.Have names of who siblings married.Please note my new e-mail address. Victoria Toler

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