Descendants of Michael Franks Sr. (c1725-1793); Andrew Miller (1743-1816), Alexander Brandenbiger/Brandyberry (d.1793), Philip Schmidt (1729-1814),
Jacob Bonewitz (1761-1818), Jacob First (1750-1823), and Robert Lemon (1780-1875).
A number of their descendants were early settlers in Wayne and Holmes Counties.
In addition to Koehler family genealogy, this site includes a number of families that also immigrated from the lower Alsace region, including:
Breitenbucher, Brennstuhl-Branstool, Heffelfinger, Kick, Leininger, Ohleyer, Schneider-Snyder, Smith, Smithhisler, Snively, Spreng-Sprang,
Ullman, Wander, Weber-Weaver, Weimer, and Young.
Most of these families initially settled in the area near Loudonville and Nashville Holmes County;
and a number of descendants later settled near Wooster and Millersburg.
We are in the process of redeveloping the online archives of the 64th Ohio Infantry into a complete user based network in an endeavor
to collect and archive any and all information and documents pertaining to this civil war regiment.
The site gives users the ability to upload images and documents, submit transcriptions and articles, communicate through forums, contribute to the gravesite directory, establish a user profile with features such as web blogs, private messaging, article/upload credits, personal image galleries, networking an more. All of these activities and more can be performed from any web browser anywhere. It is not just site but a community and an effort to bring private collectors and historians together through a community similar to the modern day myspace.com's. Not only can this be useful for classroom based projects but a complete user based archive will hopefully uncover more items that otherwise would have been undiscovered.
If you have any information pertaining to this regiment we would love to see you join the community.
Jacob Schneider of Donegal Twp., Westmoreland Co., Pennsylvania and His Family's Migration to Salt Creek Twp., Holmes Co., Ohio