USGenWeb Project Mercer County, Ohio, Genealogy


Queries: May 1998

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RUMMEL, SELL posted by Carol Montrose on Saturday, May 9, 1998

Dr. Charles Thomas SELL married Caroline RUMMEL in Van Wert Co., Ohio, 1853. They had 12 children. Several settled in the Dublin/Blackcreek Twps areas of Mercer Co., Ohio. A lot of this family are buried in the Otterbein/Stringtown U.B. Church Cemetery on SR. 707 just east of SR. 118.

I am interested in sharing research on this family. Would like to know where son Joseph William SELL died (probably around 1960) and is buried. He lived for a while in Hartsville, Indiana.

DOWN, DOWNES, VIAN posted by Carol Montrose on Saturday, May 9, 1998

William VIAN purchased land from the govm't in 1830's in Mercer Co., Ohio, but his sons didn't arrive until nearly 20 years later to settle the land. Sons Rev. Jeremian, Enos, Ira, and John VIAN and daughter Mary VIAN DOWN/DOWNES settled in the area; other siblings may have passed through on their way "west".

Would like to share information on this family. I would like to know where John VIAN is buried. He died in the Civil War near Nashville, Tenn.; left a widow Rachel and several children in the area from his two wives.

AMRINE, MERCER posted by Carol Montrose on Saturday, May 9, 1998

Frederick and Mariah MERCER AMRINE settled Mercer Co., Ohio, mid 1850's. Fred died in the Civil War and is buried in King Cemetery, Blackcreek Twp. Mariah raised the children by herself and later moved to Decatur, Ind., where she died. If you have an interest in this family, would like to hear from you!

CAMPBELL, FOSTER, GEORGE, HUTCHINS, JOHNSON, JONES, RIPLEY, STONE posted by John Hutchins on Sunday, May 10, 1998

My ggmother's autograph book included signatures of these people, I believe all from Recovery, Mercer Co. Can anyone tell me about them or a relationship? Ggmother was Rebecca Ann (FOSTER) HUTCHINS, dau of Isaac and Sarah (Sallie) Ann (JONES) FOSTER.
FORT RECOVERY, MERCER COUNTY, OHIO
Susan E. RIPLEY 3-13-1858


D. P. Foster 4-25-1858 ('Dear little sister')
[*NB: the D. P. F. 4-26-1858 DPF's = David, her brother]
W. F. GEORGE 4-29-1858 ('Mercer Co.')
W. S. GEORGE (no location or date)
Linda 8-22-1858 (OH)
Lydia Ann CAMPBELL ('Friend')(with 'Ohio' names)
Martha A. JOHNSON 1-05-???? (I put with other 1-05's)
W. D. STONE 1-05-1860 ('To a friend')
Nancy S.(?) McDANIEL 1-05-1860
Rebecca Ann and her husband, George Arthur HUTCHINS moved briefly to Bowersville, Greene Co., OH, ca 1860, thence to Carpentersville, Putnam Co., IN

FLEMING, FRAHM, HARTZOG, MOTTINGER, ZIZLEMAN posted by Renee Carl on Monday, May 11, 1998

Esuts Corwin FLEMING b 1894 in Clinton Co., OH, m Flossie Elmira MOTTINGER in Rockford, Mercer Co., OH, in 1915. Flossie MOTTINGER b 1892 in Van Wert Co., OH, is the daughter of Carnley L. MOTTINGER and Eda H. HARTZOG. Flossie and Estus had two children that we know of Ivan Dale FLEMING b 1917 m Loraine FRAHM in 1938; and Leo Corwin FLEMING b 1921 m Geraldine ZIZLEMAN in 1941. Please email if you have any info on this family. Thanks.

MIHM, MOTTINGER, WORMAN posted by Renee Carl on Monday, May 11, 1998

Orlando R. MIHM b 1864 in Black Creek Twp, Mercer Co. m 1883 in Celina, Mercer Co. Louisa W. MOTTINGER b 1864 in Willshire Twp, Van Wert Co., OH. Louisa is the daughter of Reason and Catherine WORMAN MOTTINGER. Lousia and Orlando had thirteen children: Nellie S., Sosie S., Charles C., Clarence W., Earl O., Grace E., Bert W., Leona C., Theodor R., Floyd M., Alvertta J., Ray H. and Elixa H. MIHM. Have some marriages and children. Willing to share what I know. Thanks.

JONES, PIERSON, RHOADS, RHODES, ROADS posted by John Hutchins on Friday, May 15, 1998

The 1870 census for Gibson Twp., Mercer Co., shows on p. 89, family 132:
JONES    Abraham   37 mw   Farmer  900  850  OH  citizen
         Sarah     35 fw   Kpg Hse           Eng (parents foreign)
PIERSON  Laura     10 fw   at school         OH  (father foreign)
RHODES   Willie    14 mw   Farm Lbr          IN  (att. school)
Were Willie and Laura related to Abraham; if so, how?

MILLER, SCHMITT, WEBER, ZENDER posted by Sandi Braun on Friday, May 22, 1998

Casper SCHMITT married Agatha ZENDER and they lived in Celina, Ohio. They had six children - William (born about 1886), Frederick (born about 1888), Valentine (born about 1891), Casper (born 1892 - my grandfather), Mary SCHMITT MILLER (born about 1893) and Estella SCHMITT WEBER (born about 1899). I know that they were living in Celina in 1916. If anyone has any information please contact me. Agatha ZENDER was born about 1860 and died 20 November 1937 in Celina, Mercer County, Ohio.

COLGAN, LAUDAHN, LIEFELD, SACHER, SCHMITT, SCHUCK, WORLEY, ZENDER posted by Barbara Anderson on Friday, May 22, 1998

Joseph Adam ZENDER b. 1786 Einsiedlen, Switzerland, m. ???; son, Joseph Leon ZENDER b. Sept. 30, 1822 in Seneca Co., OH; married Victoria SACHER in Tiffin, OH; died Mar 21, 1877 in Celina, Mercer Co., OH; buried Catholic Cemetery.

Their children:
Joseph K. ZENDER born in New Riegel, Seneca Co., OH; m. Margaretha SCHUCK d. Dec 15, 1892 in Newton, KS, of Mercer Co. OH (d/o Jacob and Margaret SCHUCK) - Joseph died Jan. 21, 1892 in Independence, MO; Anthony L. ZENDER m. Julia COLGAN; Agatha ZENDER m. John Casper SCHMITT; John Julius ZENDER m. Mara A. LIEFELD; Teresia ZENDER m. ?? WORLEY; Mary ZENDER m. Fred LAUDAHN - all of Mercer Co., OH.

Joseph and Margaretha were my great-grandparents who apparently went west to MO or KS and died. Their children: Tony, Jacob, Elizabeth, Nora, and Frank were sent back to Celina on a train.

BOEHMER, GEASING, RASING, RASSING, TUMBUSCH, TUMBUSH posted by Janelle Tumbush on Friday, May 22, 1998

Researching TUMBUSCH/TUMBUSH family history. Theodore TUMBUSCH came from Germany and md Anna RASING/RASSING/GEASING 1861 in St. Henry, OH. Had at least 4 children, Henry 1863-1942, Mary TUMBUSCH BOEHMER 1865-?, Bernard 1867-1933, Herman 1869-? All born in Mercer county.

ADAMS, ADONIS, ARGABRIGHT, BAKER, BARKER, BEAMS, BEHM, BENNETT, BOEHM, BOYD, BUXTON, CRAIG, DUFFEY, DUFFY, EVANS, FERGUS, FETTER, HARDESTY, HOLLY, HUNT, JOHNSTON, MAY, MONROE, MUNSELL, MYERS, PLUMMER, SNODGRASS, STEWART, SUTRELL, THARP, WILEY, WYATT, YANEY posted by Betty Hund on Friday, May 22, 1998

Researching in Mercer County: BEHM (BOEHM), MONROE, PLUMMER, WYATT

Families they married into: ADAMS (ADONIS), ARGABRIGHT, BAKER, BARKER, BEAMS, BENNETT, BOYD, BUXTON, CRAIG, DUFFEY (DUFFY), EVANS, FERGUS, FETTER, HARDESTY. HOLLY, HUNT, JOHNSTON, MAY, MUNSELL, MYERS, SNODGRASS, SUTRELL, STEWART, THARP, YANEY, WILEY
BR> All lived in Mercer County 1830's, many to the present time.

THOMAS, WOLLAM posted by Charles W. Thomas on Sunday, May 24, 1998

I am trying to ascertain whether any descendants of Nancy THOMAS WOLLAM (25Dec1824-13Apr19030) and Alfred WOLLAM (8Jan1818-29Jan1898) are living in Mercer County. Nancy was a daughter of my ggggrandfather, David THOMAS. She married Alfred on 13Oct1844 in Fairfield County, Ohio. They lived in Columbiana County, Ohio, for a period of years having at least eight children born there. I have not been able to learn when they moved to Mercer County. Both are buried in North Grove Cemetery, Celina.

I would be interested in hearing from anyone having information on this family. I have been researching my THOMAS ancestors for eight years now and have a great deal of information on them from the 1600s in Germany to Washington and Frederick Counties, MD, from 1730 on, Fairfield County, Ohio, from 1835 to 1853 and finally Mercer County from the mid-1850s to the present time. I will be more than happy to provide this information to any one interested.

CARMACK, MILLER posted by Roberta Zeiser on Wednesday, May 27, 1998

William C. MILLER b. Abt. 1811 married Mary A CARMACK b. 1815 They lived in Mercer Co., OH They had the following children: Loretta MILLER, Rachael Jane MILLER, Ephraim MILLER, Hariet MILLER, Sarah C. MILLER, Mary E. MILLER, Anna MILLER, Idellia MILLER.

MCKINLEY posted by Becky Hunter on Thursday, May 28, 1998

Looking for information on William Lincoln MCKINLEY born in Mercer Co., Ohio? Parents' names, etc. Related to the president - third cousin or something.

THOMPSON, ZERKEL posted by Bill Neff on Sunday, May 31, 1998

My great-great grandmother's probate records list one of her daughters as Louisa A. (ZERKEL) THOMPSON of Celina, OH, and I have further information that her husband was Richard N. THOMPSON. I have Louisa's family information. I am inquiring as to any information of descendants of Louisa and Richard THOMPSON.



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