Search billions of records on

USGenWeb Project Mercer County, Ohio, Genealogy

Queries: January 1999


COLLINS, HAGEMAN, PREIBISCH posted by Keith Paul Hageman on Saturday, January 2, 1999

Roger Herman HAGEMAN (born 4/25/1933 in Dayton, OH) of Herman COLLINS HAGEMAN (born 12/28/1909) and Alma PREIBISCH. Herman COLLINS HAGEMAN of Herman HAGEMAN of Mercer County, OH with DOB 1883, married Bernice COLLINS with DOB 1880 of Arcanum, OH. Any guidance or information is appreciated.

ADAMS, DELLINGER, FISHER posted by Katherine G. Sullivan on Saturday, January 2, 1999

I would like to learn the names of Daniel FISHER's parents. He was born c1821 in Ohio and died after 1880. He and wife Mary Ann (DELLINGER) lived in Mercer Co. On the 1880 census, it is stated that Daniel's father was born in New Jersey and his mother was born in Pennsylvania. Daniel was in the 1850 Van Wert Co. household of John and Elizabeth ADAMS. I don't know if there was an ADAMS & FISHER family connection. Thanks!


Am working on the following names and would be glad to share information and pictures: BUSHNELL, BUSWELL, HIGGINS, CHANDLER, COOK, WAITE, BRONSON, LEWIS, TILLOTSON, HOLCOMB, BUEL, POST, BUTTOLPH, RILEY, ORR, DICKENSHEETS and WHITCOMB. All re: ancestors of Thelma Pauline DICKENSHEETS and Russell G. RILEY who were residents of Mercer County.

RHEIN, SCHRATZ, SHRATZ posted by Sharon Tharp on Sunday, January 10, 1999

I am looking for information on the SHRATZ family who lived in the Mercer Co., Coldwater, OH, area in the late 1880's. My Ggrandfather was Frank SCHRATZ. He was born in Coldwater in 1874. His mother's name was Mary RHEIN SCHRATZ. I would appreciate any information especially information re: death of Frank's father, ?Joseph SCHRATZ. Thank you.

RHEIN, SCHRATZ posted by Sharon Tharp on Sunday, January 10, 1999

I am looking for any information on the RHEIN family that lived in Mercer Co., Ohio, Coldwater area, in the 1800's. They may have specifically lived in the Maria Stein area. My Great Great Grandmother's name was Mary RHEIN SCHRATZ. She was born in 1832, somewhere in Ohio. John RHEIN was born at Maria Stein in 1837. This may have been Mary's brother. Also, we have found a Sister Mary Consalva (RHEIN) who was a nun at the Cloister of Maria Stein. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

SARBACHER posted by Lorilee Lindsey on Wednesday, January 13, 1999

I'm try to find anybody that has the last name SARBACHER, they are from Mercer county. Probably in the late 1800's or around there. If you can help please let me know or e-mail me back. Thank you.

MILLER, NOBLE posted by David G. Miller on Wednesday, January 13, 1999

Looking for descendants of Susan E. NOBLE, born about 1825, and died after 1896. She married Dr. Milton M. MILLER 12 Feb. 1848. They lived in Mercer and Auglaize Counties.

HOFIUS, HOVIOUS, HOVIS, HOVIUS posted by Sherry Henson on Thursday, January 14, 1999

Searching HOVIUS / HOFIUS / HOVIOUS family tree. I have a letter dated 1965 about Johan Theodor HOFIUS coming over from Germany and his son moved off and changed the spelling of the name to HOVIS and HOVIUS. Letter also states Mr Ray HOVIS with help of his father Mr Walter HOVIS is researching Family tree. I am trying to connect our branch to the tree that I have. It is over 250 pages long but I cannot find where we connect. They are reported living in Gibsonburg OH in 1965. Any help greatly appreciated.

TRACE posted by Carol Miller on Monday, January 18, 1999

I am doing research on TRACE family and understand my Great, Great Grandfather (George TRACE, Sr.) was buried in old Ft. Recovery cemetery which I understand is in Mercer county. I'd like to know where birth, death and marriage records for Ft. Recovery exist for period 1780-1860. If you know of TRACE family info , please send info of how to obtain and I will make further efforts to obtain. Thanks in advance.

BIRCH, LAMB posted by Larru A. LAMB on Tuesday, January 19, 1999

Daniel LAMB
Rachel BIRCH
Anson LAMB

ANTONY, HEYNE, RANLY posted by Barbara Ranly Burkett on Wednesday, January 20, 1999

Catharine RANLY (b. 12 Jun 1834) married Peter HEYNE. They bought land in Auglaize County on 17 May 1858 from her parents, Charles (Carl) and Catharine ANTONY RANLY (who lived in Mercer County).

Catharine HEYNE is named in her fathers will in 1872 in Mercer County.

A transaction on 17 Jan 1918 deeded property in Jefferson Township, Mercer County, from Peter HEYNE to Katharine HEYNE at his death. I question whether that is the Peter and Catharine HEYNE that I am searching for because if he was about the same age as Catharine they would have both been about 84 years old.

Does anyone have info about Peter HEYNE and Catharine RANLY HEYNE? Did they have children?

BRUNS posted by Tina Hursh on Monday, January 25, 1999

Henry BRUNS b. abt 1800 in Germany married Agnes (b. abt 1798 in Gemany). They immigrated with at least one son, Bernard (b. 1827) and settled in Granville Twp, Mercer Co. Henry and Agnes had at least three children born in Mercer Co: Joseph b. 1831 (my line), Mary b. 1834, and Henry b. 1841. I'm looking for any descendants of Henry and Agnes. Who did Mary marry? What happened to Henry and Agnes? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

GENGLER, SPRINGER posted by Vincent Falter on Monday, January 25, 1999

Seek information on any of the following Mercer County families and individuals. Would appreciate any info from obits, census, cemetery records, etc.
  1. Luella GENGLER married Arthur SPRINGER and lived in Coldwater. Luella's mother was:
  2. Laverne --?-- who married an unknown GENGLER. Laverne (--?--) lived in Celina.
Other Mercer County GENGLERs, presumed to be related somehow to Luella and the unknown Gengler above, include:
  • Celestine GENGLER b: 1894, and died 1990 at Coldwater;
  • Ambrose GENGLER b: 1909 and died 1984 at Coldwater;
  • George GENGLER b: 1961 died 1947 at Coldwater;
  • Ivo GENGLER b: 1905 died 1986 at Coldwater;
  • Leo Otto GENGLER b: 1892 died 1930 at Coldwater;
  • Olivia GENGLER b: 1895 and died 1992 at Coldwater.
All of the above are buried at St. Anthony's, I believe.

In addition, I am seeking info on Catholic priest Father Ross GENGLER b: 1900 and died 1978 and who is buried at St. Charles Cemetery at Carthagena.

I have extensive information on the GENGLER line in Allen and Seneca Counties, Ohio, and in Luxembourg. Includes large family history, photos, and 3,000 name database. Many thanks!

BRUNS, FIELTZ, SCHMITT, SMITH posted by Tina Hursh on Wednesday, January 27, 1999

Agnes (Bruns) FIELTZ died 05 June 1895. She was the daughter of Joseph & Anna Maria (SCHMITT/SMITH) BRUNS. It is unknown at this time who her husband was. In Joseph's will, the following children of Agnes are named: Joseph, Mary, Rosa, John, Edward, Theresia, and Elizabeth. The FIELTZ family, I believe, lived in and around St. Henry. I'm interested in hearing from anyone with information on the FIELTZ family.

JOHNSTON, MARTIN, MITCHELL, PECK posted by Margaret Campo on Wednesday, January 27, 1999

I am looking for information on Christopher JOHNSTON, b. 10 Sept 1813 N. Ireland, d. Aug 1896, Piqua, buried Forest Hill, Piqua. m. Mary PECK, 4 May 1836, Shelby Co. Mary PECK, b. 19 March 1820, Shelby Co., d. 24 Aug 1905, buried Forest hill, Piqua, 2nd daughter of John and Barbary PECK. After marriage, they lived in Mercer Co, then in 1864 moved to the old Wm. B. MITCHELL farm on the Miami River in Miami Co. In 1879 moved to a little home at the corner of Santer Street and Washington Pike in Piqua.

Sons John & Stephen buried in Forest hill, Piqua.
Sons Henry, Thomas, & William Armstrong moved to CA, late 1880's.
Daughters Julia and Mary.
Son George, died in infancy.

William Armstrong, my g-grandfather, b. 6 May 1846 Mercer Co, OH, married Sarah Emma MARTIN, 6 Mar 1877, Columbus, moved to Los Angeles, CA area in 1888. He died 21 Apr 1905, San Paula, CA.

BLAIR, KESLER, STEMEN, TAYLOR posted by Jennifer Gonnuscio on Friday, January 29, 1999

Frank or Francis TAYLOR
  • Name may be Franklin Pierce TAYLOR.
  • Possibly born in England or New Brunswick 1850-1853.
  • Mother's maiden name is Susan BLAIR.
  • 1879: He married Rachel KESLER dau of Josiah KESLER and Susannah STEMEN in Allen Co.,OH Vol.C-2 p250
  • Son Alonzo Taylor was born 1879, place unknown
  • 1880: He resided in Washington Twp., Delphos, Van Wert Co., OH
  • 1882,1886: Daughters Elizabeth and Sue born at Shane's Crossing, Rockford Center, Mercer Co., OH
  • Oral history says he died in 1889 in Chicago when he fell during carpentry work. But there are no records in Chicago.

I would like to know where he came from before Allen County and where he went after Mercer County.

BOBENMOYER, HENNINGER posted by John Kieffer on Sunday, January 31, 1999

Searching for information regarding the family of George BOBENMOYER, ggg Grandfather. Born on Feb 12, 1808 in Long Swamp Twp., Berks County, PA. George died in Macedon, Mercer County, Ohio, in Mar 1888; he was 80. Buried in State Line Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. Occupation: Farmer. In 1832, George and Lydia left Pennsylvania with a wagon train headed to Ohio. They settled in the vicinity of Hamilton, Ohio, where they lived for 20 years. In 1852, they moved 65 miles further north, locating on a timber farm, on the banks of the Upper Wabash River in Mercer County, Ohio. They lived in Mercer County for the rest of their lives. On Mar 26, 1829, when George was 21, he married Lydia HENNINGER, ggg Grandmother, in Berks County, PA. Born abt 1810. Lydia died in Macedon, Mercer County, Ohio, abt 1860; she was 50. They had the following children: Martin, Gideon, Henry & John Frederick (1845-1931)

HARTMAN posted by Patricia Jones on Sunday, January 31, 1999

Looking for information on the parents of my g-g-grandfather,Isaac HARTMAN, b. Stark County, OH, 9/8/1829, d. Macedon, Mercer County, OH 1/15/1908, buried at Macedon. His obituary lists his son, William, b. 2/?/1878 as a resident of Macedon.

Return to Mercer Co. Ohio Genealogy

For questions about or problems with this page contact Wally Garchow at

Surnames, Queries, and Researchers are managed by CCHelper © 1997, an application under development by Patty Lindsay, USGenWeb Project County Coordinator for Greene Co., OH

These pages ©1996-1999 by site sponsor Wally Garchow. The pages may be reproduced/printed from the Web for research purposes only with this copyright notice intact. These pages may NOT be reproduced for commercial gain.