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Queries: June thru July 1997


JOHNSTON, KLOSTERMAN posted by Leo Klosterman on Sunday, June 1, 1997

I am looking for Christopher and Mary JOHNSTON who sold property in Mercer county, Franklin Township to my great grandfather, Henry KLOSTERMAN, on November 21, 1864. Any information would be appreciated.

KALKHOFF, KOHNEN, WEISKITTEL posted by Ken and Thelma Kohnen on Friday, June 13, 1997

Elizabeth KOHNEN married Bernard KALKHOFF on 10 Jan 1851 in Oldenburg, Germany. They moved to Minster, Ohio, where they had 9 children. The childrens names are John, Karl, Marie, Josephine, Anna, Elizabeth, Agnes, Herman, and August. Henry (Harry) Joseph KOHNEN II married Frances K. WEISKITTEL, my grandmother,and they lived in Minster, Ohio. Harry KOHNEN was born in St. Henry, Ohio (Mercer County) and Frances was born in McCartyville, Ohio. They had six children. The childrens names are Marilyn, Lois, Henry, George, Dennis, and Karen.

MCDOWELL, STUDABAKER, STUDEBAKER, WHITEHEAD posted by Charlene Kolterman on Friday, June 13, 1997

Samuel McDOWELL born 1770, died 4 May 1847 at Ft. Recovery, Ohio. Married to Mary STUDEBAKER (the daughter of Abraham STUDABAKER and Mary Magdalena WHITEHEAD) abt 1798 in Ohio, Mary born 18 Mar 1778 in PA, died Oct 3, 1853 at Ft. Recovery, Ohio. Children: John S., James "Limber Jim", William, and Polly. Sam resided in Jackson County, Ohio prior to living in Miami and Mercer Counties. WHO were the other MCDOWELLs living in Jackson County, were they brothers to Sam ? Searching for the parents and siblings of Samuel. He came to Ohio from Kentucky ?? Was he born there ?? He fought in the Indian Wars in Ohio, serving under St. Clair. Does anyone have records of his military service ??? Any information is greatly appreciated. Also would be happy to correspond and exchange info with other decendents of Sam and Mary. THANKS !!

MCDOWELL, MONEY, NICKERSON, STUDEBAKER, TEETERS posted by Charlene Kolterman on Friday, June 13, 1997

James McDOWELL born abt 1808 in Ohio, (son of Samuel McDOWELL and Mary STUDEBAKER), married to Nancy MONEY born abt 1808 in PA. James and Nancy married in Jackson County, Ohio 20 July, 1829. Searching for the parents of Nancy MONEY, and for the dates of death for James and Nancy (possibly died in Mercer County, Ohio). They had nine children: Jane, m.- Joe NICKERSON; Samuel; William; Mary Ann; Abraham; Nancy; Sarah; James Knox Polk McDOWELL m.- Harriet TEETERS; and Rachel m.- Henry TEETERS. Would like to find decendents of these nine children and exchange info with YOU !! Thanks.

BALTZELL, MOORHEAD, MUTERSBAUGH posted by Janie Overley on Saturday, June 14, 1997

Seeking info on Philip MUTERSBAUGH. Came to Mercer Co. about 1853 according to land records. Married Susan BALTZELL MOORHEAD Sept. 9, 1869 in Mercer Co. She may have been a 2nd wife. Philip died Oct.26,1873. They had one son together.

SHERRICK, TOMLINSON posted by Gloria J. Sherrick on Tuesday, June 17, 1997

Jacob D. SHERRICK b 1833 m Rebecca B. TOMLINSON January 28, 1855 in Celina, Mercer County. Looking for info on Jacob. He disappeared and no one seems to know what happened to him. He had one son Joseph, b march 26, 1859 in Celina d in Duluth, MN Sept 3, 1911

DENNEY, DRAIN, FORD, PAINTER posted by Kathleen McLaughlin on Saturday, June 21, 1997

Looking for others researching the FORD or DENNEY families of Mercer Co., OH, from ca 1835 to present. Believe first FORD family there was James T. FORD and his wife Nancy DRAIN both born in VA but moved to Mercer area ca 1835. Belive first DENNEY family was William Dehart DENNEY and his wife Julia PAINTER.

BRITT, BUTLER, WALLING posted by Jody (Walling) Sprick on Monday, June 30, 1997

Would appreciate info on my great grandparents Elias D. WALLING b. 4/12/1849, d. 2/12/1926 in Ft. Recovery, Ohio, and Louisa BUTLER b. 9/7/1858, d.11/6/1917 also in Ft. Recovery. Elias's father James WALLING b.10/15/1817, died ?? and James' wife Lucinda BRITT born ?? and died ?? Where were James' and Lucinda's places of birth and death? Thank you!

HAMMAN posted by Alex Hamman on Monday, June 30, 1997

Michael and Joseph HAMMAN moved to St Wendlin-St Henry area in 1839-40. Land was purchased by Joseph in Columbus 1839. When and where did they come from? Welcome any interest in the family at all.

FISHER, PETRIE posted by Shelly Hartz on Saturday, July 5, 1997

John PETRIE was married to my gg aunt, Rose Ann FISHER b.1-10-1859 d.9-11-1942. They had children named Kent and Rea. Rea died in November of 1977. They lived in Celina and my aunt remembers as a child visiting them quite often at their home in Celina. The FISHERs came from Darke Co. and moved to Mercer Co.

CANTWELL, CANTWIL, HANSBOROUGH posted by James Anthony on Saturday, July 5, 1997

Tracing family history (bad & good). Looking for info on two people buried in the Catholic cemetery in Celina, Ohio (Mercer County). Person #1: John CANTWIL (CANTWELL) 1808-1883 Civil War Veteran; born in Ireland. Person #2 Mary (HANSBOROUGH) CANTWIL (CANTWELL) 1819-1883, wife of John. Thanks for any info.

DORSTEN posted by Chuck Samson on Sunday, July 6, 1997

I am researching ancestors of my wife's grandmother, Alvira DORSTEN, born in Mercer County around 1900. Her father's name was Joseph and I do not know her mother's maiden name. As of the 1920 census, he was widowed.

HINES, UNDERWOOD posted by Jim Heath on Monday, July 7, 1997

I am looking for information on Amos HINES b. Feb. 8, 1808, in York Co., PA, d. Jan. 12, 1867, probably in Mercer Co., OH, m. July 5, 1831, in Claridon twp., Marion Co., OH to Nancy Ann UNDERWOOD b. May 29, 1807, in York Co., PA, d. Feb 25, 1868, probably in Mercer Co., OH. I would like to know Amos' parents' names. There is a John HINES, Esq. listed in Claridon twp. in the 1830 census and I am wondering if he might be Amos' father.

GRAY, OPDYKE posted by Bill Ingram on Sunday, July 13, 1997

David OPDYKE born in Mercer Couunty, Ohio. Was in Antelope County, Nebraska. Looking for any info on him & his wife Susan GRAY.

HANKINS, MCDANIEL posted by Dempsey McNeal on Tuesday, July 15, 1997

Searching GG-Grandmother Alvina MCDANIEL Born 1 April 1814 in Kentucky. She married Daniel HANKINS in Mercer Co. Ohio.

ALLIS, GATES posted by AOLer1 --?-- on Wednesday, July 23, 1997

Winthrop ALLIS married Fluvia GATES abt 1821 when he was a cabinet maker in St. Mary's. Was St. Mary's in Mercer County at that time? Auglaize County was not formed until much later. Do you have a marriage date?

BECHTEL, FIGLE, GATES, YOUNG posted by Marilyn L. Canfield on Thursday, July 24, 1997

Seeking the parents of Susan BECHTEL, b. Oct 23, 1833, Circleville, Ohio. 1850 Census Allen Twsp, Darke Co., lists Susan living with Rudolph and Sarah FIGLE, age 17. Susan md John GATES April 19, 1854, in Darke Co. She went by name of FIGLE and moved with the family to Rose Hill, Darke Co, joined the Evangelical Church. Her obituary stated she left one-half sister Mrs. Rebecca YOUNG of Roseburg, Ohio, and John FIGLE of Downey, Iowa, where Susan and John GATES moved in 1873. Would also like information on Rudoph and Sarah FIGLE, if Sarah was a BECHTEL and if she was Susan's mother or had Susan been taken into the family. Did Rudolph and Sarah live in Pickaway Co. Ohio.


Joseph WENNING b.2 Apr 1817 in Prussia , and wife Mary A. WENNING b. 20 Dec 1818 in Europe. According to printed Mercer County, Ohio, history, Joseph WENNING built one of the first homes in that county in Philothea, Ohio, abt. 1865 and that Joseph had moved there from Cincinnati. I have found a reference to a Jospeh WENNING in the "Index to 1850 Federal Population Census of Ohio" as living in Hamilton Co. Ward 8, but cannot establish relationship. There is also a Wenning Road which intersects Pippin Road in Colerain Twp., Hamilton County. Would be interested to know if there is a connection to a family member. Any and all information related to WENNING family in OH, Northern KY, and Southern IN welcome. Other names of interest include: HOLSCHER/HOELSCHER, ROTTINGHAUS, UNTERBRINK, SPOLTMAN, STEINKE, MEYER, EGER, WERLING, MARTIN

CALDWELL, COWELL, CROWELL, WEAVER posted by Donna Rae Weaver Edon on Thursday, July 31, 1997

NOTE: Poster died 3-18-98 Contact: Wally Garchow

Oak WEAVER, son of Isaac J. WEAVER and Anna CROWELL/COWELL/CALDWELL Brn 7/25/1889 Preble Cty, Ohio Died 4/16/1965 Otis Hospital, Celina, Mercer Cty, Ohio age 75 Trying to verify siblings and parents on my gguncle. Newspaper Obit?? I have his death certificate but need more proof of parents and siblings. Thanks

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