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Queries: August 1997


COPP, WAGNER posted by Gail M. Rollin on Sunday, August 3, 1997

We are interested in finding the Scottish ancestors of Mr. Dayton WAGNER, who died in 1915 and is buried in Celina, Mercer County, Ohio. His father was George WAGNER, but since there were four George WAGNERs, we don't know which one. His mother was Mary T. COPP, also buried in Celina, Ohio. Any help you can give us will be greatly appreciated.

ARMSTRONG, DUNGAN, MILLER, VANARSDOL posted by Sharon Kelley on Wednesday, August 6, 1997

John ARMSTRONG b: 1768-d: 1838 in St. Marys Twsp, Mercer Cty OH, m: Rebekah MILLER b: 1776-d: 1843 in St. Marys Twsp, Mercer Cty OH. Children of John and Rebekah: 1. David b: 1800; 2. Rebecca; 3. Mary b: 1802; 4. Jane; 5. Nancy b: 1805, d: 1858, m: 1. Richard VANARSDOL and m: 2. Samuel DUNGAN; 6. Sarah (Sally) b: 1807; 7. Samuel; 8. John b: 1808; I would appreciate any information about this family; and I have marriage and decendant information, as well as a photo of Nancy's children to share in return. Thank you.

BIAM, HALTER, LAYMAN, LAYMON, LEHMANN, ZIRCHER posted by Audrey Shields Hancock on Friday, August 8, 1997

Seek anyone researching the LEHMANN/LAYMAN/LAYMON names mentioned. Michel/Michael LEHMANN mar Marie Madeliene BIAM & they immigrated to Canton, Stark Co., OH, then to Shelby Co., OH. Michel had at least one brother, Nicholas LEHMANN, who mar Marie Anne BIAM, sister of Madeleine. Nicholas & Marie or their descendants are found in Seneca & Huron Cos., OH. Also, a Joseph LEHMANN, a possible cousin, who mar Susanna HALTER, also was an immigrant. A sister, Mary Magdelena LEHMANN, mar Ignatz ZIRCHER and also immigrated. All of the LEHMANN men first went to Stark Co., OH before emigrating elsewhere. All were from Alsace, France/Germany and were of the Catholic faith. The surname has been changed to various spellings as mentioned. If you think you belong to this family, I would be interested in corresponding with you.

HOLZER, KIGGINS posted by --?-- Holzer on Wednesday, August 13, 1997

Chris D HOLZER born in Mercer Co,Ohio Aug 25 1861.Father's name was Christian B HOLZER married to Servilla KIGGINS of Ohio. Any additional HOLZER info appreciated.

GIBSON posted by John Gibson on Thursday, August 14, 1997

Need information regarding Lt.Col. George GIBSON / 2nd reg Levies at St. Clairs's defeat 4 nov. 1791. GIBSON was wounded and retreated to Ft. Jefferson where he died. Is there a county historian knowledgable of this battle? Are there any members of the Society who could point me to information about my relative? Have there ever been articles published regarding the battle or Ft. Jefferson? Gibson township in Mercer Co. is named after this man.

COUNTERMAN, FAUST, GANT, GAUSE, HARPER, KIDWELL, LONG, SMITH, WELLS, WILSON posted by Marge Counterman on Saturday, August 16, 1997

>From the early History records of Columbiana County, Ohio, we know that Christian COUNTERMAN and his wife Rachel WILSON lived and farmed there from 1810 to the 1830's. The know children were Jacob, Dossy, Margaret and David. Jacob COUNTERMAN was married probably twice and one of his wives name was Zelinda HARPER. Dossy was married to a man named KIDWELL and went to live in Wayne County, Ohio. Margaret COUNTERMAN married Evan GAUSE. David COUNTERMAN was also married twice and one of his wives name was Anna GANT. David, Margaret and Jacob moved with their families to the western part of Ohio and settled in Mercer County in in mid 1830's. Some of the Christian Counterman descendants lived in and married in Knox County, Ohio and Wayne County, Ohio and Ashland County, Ohio. Some names woven into this family from those counties are: LONG, WELLS, FAUST, SMITH, & HARPER. I am lacking very many dates of this family such as marriage and birth dates. Could Columbiana County have anything in the way of old school or church records that could be helpful? I have a lot of data to share with anyone who is at all interested.

TIPPIE, YOUNG posted by Michael D. Young on Wednesday, August 20, 1997

I am looking for family of John Goodman YOUNG, born 11 June 1799, in VA or WVA, Married 06 Dec 1837 in Mercer Co. Ohio, to Nancy Ann TIPPIE. Died 25 April 1875, Mapleton, Bourbon County, Kansas. They had 12 children, that lived. Including John Goodman YOUNG Jr. who was killed during the Civil War, at Raymond MS, Looking for Both YOUNG, and TIPPIE, connections, in Mercer Co., Athens Co., or Auglaize Co. Thanks for any information.

SAPP, WERT, WIRT posted by Nola Rains on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Mary Ann WERT (WIRT), b 6 Oct. 1832 in Philadelphia, Pa, d. 1925 in Mercer Co., Ohio, married 2 July 1854 to Lewis Franklin SAPP who was b. 7 June 1832, d. 25 Feb. 1916 in Mercer Co., Ohio. Does anyone know who Mary Ann WERT (WIRT)'s parents were? More info about them? Believe they lived in Blackcreek Twp.

BOROFF, FOOR, HAYES posted by Nola Rains on Saturday, August 23, 1997

Does anyone have info on Perry HAYES, b. abt 1870, married Bessie BOROFF? Would also like info on Bessie BOROFF. Lived in Mercer Co., Ohio. Had son, Forrest R. HAYES, b. 19 July 1900, m. Ellen FOOR.

ALLIS posted by AOLer1 --?-- on Sunday, August 24, 1997

Winthrop ALLIS died in June 1842. Would like to know where he died; believe it was in Mercer County. He was a cabinet maker in St. Mary's.

BURLINGAME, HAUSFELD, HAUSFELDT posted by Liz Hobbs on Friday, August 29, 1997

I would appreciate any info on Caroline HAUSFELD or HAUSFELDT. I need all the info possible since I don't have her birth certificate and know only that she married James BURLINGAME and was in Mercer County ,Ohio, in 1885. I would love to find out if she died there too since I will be going to Ohio to visit the sites of my ancestors.

FISHER, MURPHY, PHILLIPS posted by Dianne S. (Anselman) Donovan on Friday, August 29, 1997

Seeking information on the Alva and Anna Maria PHILLIPS MURPHY family. They were married in Mercer County on 4 Nov 1858. They were in the 1860 and 1870 Mercer County Census records. The 1860 Census lists a Nancy FISHER (45) living with the family. Can someone confirm that Nancy FISHER is Alva's mother, who his father was, and what happened to her second husband, John FISHER? I have earlier information for Nancy that I would be willing to share.

ANDERSON, HARTZELL posted by Roberta Zeiser on Saturday, August 30, 1997

I am looking for ancestors and descendants of Jeremiah "Jerry" HARTZELL (b. abt. 1832 in PA) and his wife Isabelle ANDERSON HARTZELL (b. abt 1834 in OH) They lived in Mercer Co., OH. Their children were Jonas Alexander, Isaac C., George Douglas, Beracila? Jane, and Robert B. HARTZELL.

ROCKWELL posted by Janis D. Townsend on Saturday, August 30, 1997

ROCKWELL - Ohio - 1837-1914 Some one in OH must be related or know of someone who is related to "Uncle" Thomas Rockwell who was born January 17, 1817 in Franklin Co, PA. He was called "Uncle Thomas" by all of those who knew him. Thomas lived in Mercer Co. (Darke) Fort Recovery, OH for 77 years. He was the oldest living pioneer (age 97) in Fort Recovery at the time of his death January 31, 1914. He was a farmer, served two terms as constable, and a carpenter. As a carpenter he helped build the first school in Fort Recovery and other early buildings. If you know this family, or if you know of anyone who does, please contact me via e-mail.

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