Biographies, Family Histories and Other Contributions . .
are invited to add information to this section of the Hancock
County site. Send your submission to Dave
Koester - Hancock County Coordinator. Aside from
providing assistance to fellow researchers, submitting
information for posting on this page will assist you in making
contacts with other researchers who are working on your same
lines. Note that a link to your e-mail address will be
provided for each submission.
County Historical Tidbits - These are short historical
pieces discussing the daily lives and activities of people in
the County. Information includes births, deaths,
marriages, appointments, visitors to the county and more
during the 1800's and early 1900's. This submission has
been provided by Penny Papenfus (email)
who may or may not have specific information about the
DAVID K. NEWHOUSE - Civil War letters of
David K. Newhouse to Susan (Ebersole) Newhouse. View
(Must have Microsoft Word to view and print.)
(May be viewed and printed from all computers.)
these letters contributed by Gail Willett firstname.lastname@example.org
KEEFER family research - submitted by Susan
Thompson, St. Paris, Ohio
I am sending pictures
of tombstones from the Williamstown cemetery. I
have been working on the Keefer genealogy for some time and
have come to a dead end unless I can get my information out
for others to see. Please feel free to post this
information that I'm sending.
Note, Whitney Keefer (on tombstone - was
Private Co. G 82d Reg OVI Enlisted Jan 1862 Died Stafford
CH, 1863) was married to Sarah Musser - 20 Apr 1862 in
Hancock County. William Keefer (father to the 2
children on the tombstones) was married to Palmyra Cameron -
7 Nov 1861 in Hancock County.
ANNA MCKEE & HERBERT OSTRANDER - The
murder of Mrs. Anna McKee. Murder took place on the June 6,
1806 in Findlay. This information was contributed by
Rose Gozdowski email@example.com
Click link under name to view photos of Williard
Fremont Lanning and his wife Justina
E. (Howard) Lanning, residents of Findlay, Ohio - Hancock
County. They were married in Hancock county April 20,
1882. They appear in the 1910 census as follows:
Jackson Twp, Hancock Cty, Oh
Willard L. b. Abt 1858
The photos were purchased in an antique
store in Wapakoneta, Ohio. Kelly Shaw, a researcher owns
the originals of the photos and may be contacted at Kelly Shaw
of the Fort Findlay Centennial Celebration,"
published in 1912.
View the Index here.
Mary Walser, a Hancock County
researcher, has indexed the 96 page "Programme".
There are over 1000 names listed (though many are
duplicates) and include lists of membership in fraternal
organizations, veterans groups, government, etc.