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Queries: September thru October 1998


BEHYMER, OSWALT posted by Raymond Gross on Friday, September 4, 1998

I am searching for info on James BEHYMER and his wife Eda OSWALT, also any info on Lewis, Frederick and Magdelene OSWALT would be appreciated.

ANY, COTHRELL, GODARD, GODDARD, ROEBUCK posted by Julie Arney on Tuesday, September 15, 1998

GODARD / GODDARD / ROEBUCK / COTHRELL - Looking for ANY info re: these surnames. A reclusive bunch! Ebenezar GODDARD and wife Hannah (nŽe ROEBUCK) owned a grist mill in Pleasant Mill, circa 1834. Their son, Harrison Russell, was born nearby in Van Wert Co. in 1840. Harrison is my ggrandfather. Researching on behalf of my 89 yr. old mother. Help! My lineage is Anson to Harrison (brother of Ebenezar). Thanks in advance.

WILLIAMS posted by Ginger L. Fee on Wednesday, September 16, 1998

I am trying to track down my great, great, great grandfather Edward WILLIAMS. I know his son John WILLIAMS was born in St. Johns, Ohio (Mercer Co.) in 1838. I would like to find someone with the 1830 or 1840 census of Mercer Co. so that I can further my search with wife's name or anything pertaining to them. Thank You.

CAMPBELL, HARDESTY posted by Roger Cox on Sunday, September 20, 1998

I am looking for any information on Jesse CAMPBELL Jr., possible son of Jesse CAMPBELL and Catherine HARDESTY of Belmont County, Ohio. Jesse (SR) and Catherine were in Belmont County as late as 1832, but do not appear in 1840 Fed Census. I have reason to beleive that Jesse Jr. with wife Mary was in Mercer County, Ohio in 1843.

BRICKER, CHARLES posted by Shirley Charles on Thursday, September 24, 1998

George CHARLES wife Mary A. BRICKER CHARLES. Any death records about 1883 of George if buried around Celina, Ohio.

MCFADDEN, SHELLENBERGER posted by Bob Private on Friday, September 25, 1998

Seeking info on Erastus SHELLENBERGER listed in 1860 Federal Census in Mercer Co., OH. Erastus married Martha J. MCFADDEN. Any info on the surnames SHELLENBERGER (or variant spellings) and MCFADDEN would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

LAUBER posted by Barbara Wilkinson on Friday, September 25, 1998

Researching the LAUBER family who lived in Cassella in Mercer County. This family immigrated from Germany.

WOLFE posted by Robert Wolfe on Saturday, September 26, 1998

In search of parents of Amos WOLFE b. Nov 1842 Springfield, Ohio, d. Sept. 12, 1907 Celina, Ohio. Father b. England mother b. Penn. Wife Elizabeth Malissa b. Feb. 1844 Ohio. Brothers Watson, Jeramiah, John Henry, and Christian WOLFE.

GOETZ, KOONZ, MARTZ posted by Chris Gingrich on Sunday, September 27, 1998

I am interested in any information on George Peter MARTZ and his wife Elizabeth GOETZ. Both of these individuals were born in Germany in Hesse Darmstadt. They came to America in 1883 and lived for less than 1 year in Baltimore, Maryland, before moving to Ohio. By the mid 1850's they were living in Liberty Twp in Mercer Co. I am most interested in information on their parents. Among their children are Anthony, Caleb Philip, Eli, Nancy, Elisha, Lucinda, and Catherine. Also interested the ancestry of Anthony Martz's wife, Christina KOONZ

ELY posted by Elaine Courtright on Saturday, October 3, 1998

Frank ELY, age 27 shows on 1860 Mercer Co. Recovery Gibson Twp. Census as husband of Elizabeth (1841) and father of Jacob (1858). Per family info subsequent children were Anna (1861), Martha (1866), Florian (1869) and Margaret (1871). Have had no luck tracking marriage info.

DRAPER, MORGAN, PARROTT, WATERS posted by Brett Parrott on Monday, October 5, 1998

I'm looking for anyone who might be related to Bert R. PARROTT. He was born on 12/27/1882 in Mendon, Union Township, Mercer County Ohio. His parents were Harriet WATERS and Joseph J. PARROTT. They were married in 1867. He had five brothers and sisters: Eber Sherman (1/19/1868), Freddie D. (2/69), John Irving (10/27/71), Lura Rozelle (2/14/74), and Effie Estella (8/21/85). He was married at least twice: once to Florence DRAPER of Battle Creek, MI; and to Mable MORGAN of Oklahoma. He had one son William, and another son Dwight from a previos marriage. He was killed in a car accident in Salinas, CA on 8/18/1934. I would love to hear from you.

HAMMOND posted by Irene Klinzman on Sunday, October 11, 1998

Margaret Lucinda HAMMOND - born 5 July 1835 - need parents' names and birthdates or any related information.

LINK, STAUGLER posted by Mary L. Baumann on Monday, October 12, 1998

Mary Catherine LINK was born August 31, 1860 & or lived in Mercer Co. She was the daughter of Valentin LINK and Katarina STAUGLER. Who, if anyone, is keeping up the LINK Family History published in 1977?

POTTS, STANBERRY, STANSBERRY, STANSBURY posted by Donald A. Morris on Friday, October 16, 1998

Amos STANBERRY and his wife Martha Ann STANBERRY believed to be the parents of Recompense STANBERRY who was born in 1829 in Penn, and married Sarah Jane POTTS in 1857 in Wilmington, Iowa. 1850 census spells the surname STANSBERRY and STANSBURY. I have absolutely no information on the parentage of Recompense or the previous family tree!

DINE, HARNER, KENNEDY posted by Amanda Dine-Gamble on Friday, October 16, 1998

I'm looking for info on William DINE and his wife, Margaret KENNEDY DINE, who moved to Seneca County, Ohio in 1850, and then to Mercer County. They came from Pennsylvania, but I don't know from where in PA. They had 13 children, including my great-grandfather, Dr. Colston Love DINE, who married Elizabeth HARNER in 1881. E. HARNER was d/o Michael HARNER and an unknown wife who died young. He was a solider and a Mercer Co. native. Any info on any of these families would be appreciated.

COLLINS, DAVIS, GARARD, MURLIN, SHALLENBERGER posted by James E Collins II on Sunday, October 18, 1998

Looking for information on Moses COLLINS, married 25 July 1824 in Fayette Co., Penn. and died 25 January 1854 in Mercer Co., Ohio. His wife Emily (SHALLENBERGER) (dau of ?,?) died 15 December 1856 in Fayette Co., Penn. He has 6 known children and I have found information that he (Moses) is a pioneer of Mercer Co., arriving in the county around 1825 (based on children birth locations). His children that I know of are:

David S. COLLINS (born - Mercer Co., Ohio)

Isaac W. COLLINS (born 10 April 1825 -Mercer Co., Ohio, died 7 November 1845 - Mercer Co., Ohio, and buried in North Grove Cemetery in Celina, Mercer Co., Ohio)

Jacob S. COLLINS (born 15 May 1831 - Miami Co., Ohio, married 5 Feb 1852 -Mercer Co., Ohio to Adeline V. DAVIS (dau of ?,?), died 27 December 1853 -?Mercer Co., Ohio, and buried ?Mercer Cty. Ohio) ** Jacob is my direct ancestor of these children**

George W.B.? COLLINS (born 24 March 1837 -Mercer Co., Ohio, married 15 March 1859 -? to Matilda GARARD (dau of ?,?), died 9 August 1864 - Mercer Co., Ohio, - buried Mercer Co., Ohio )

Henry A.W. COLLINS (born 6 December 1839 -Mercer Co., Ohio, died 24 December 1906 -Mendon, Ohio, buried -Mercer Co., Ohio (I believe he was never married)

Cyrus B. COLLINS (born 18 August 1841 - Mercer Co., Ohio, married 1st- 9 July 1865 -? to Jerusha L. MURLIN (dau of Daniel and Laura (DAVIS) MURLIN), married 2nd - 9th or 10th October 1869 - Mercer Co., Ohio, to Mahala L. DAVIS (dau of Samuel and Elizabeth (MURLIN) DAVIS), died 12 November 1904 -?, buried -?)

Almost all of this information was obtained from a "History of Mercer County" that was in the possesion of a paternal aunt that lives in Celina. A grandson of Moses (son of Jacob and Adeline V. (DAVIS)) was Franklin Shellenberger COLLINS - a mayor of Mendon and Judge in the town of Celina. Despite the well-known family, I can find very little outside of the area.

ASENBAUGH, JEWELL, OSENBAUGH posted by Margaret Jewell Vance on Wednesday, October 21, 1998

William W. JEWELL, b. 10/02/1831, either Van Wert or Mercer Co., OH. Married Samantha J. ASENBAUGH or OSENBAUGH, 1857, Mercer Co., Ohio; and their descendants.

COIL, FOSTER, HESSER, MARBAUGH, PARROTT posted by Linda Miller Starr on Saturday, October 31, 1998

COIL, HESSER, MARBAUGH, FOSTER Interested in finding out more about Joseph HESSER 1826 died 1870 in Mercer Co., Married Rebecca E. COIL (1828-1862)in 1849 in Mercer Co., second wife Lavinia PARROTT. Would like to know where he was born, siblings, father? Also interested in the COILs, MARBAUGHs of Union Twp., Mercer Co.

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