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Montgomery County, Ohio

June 1997

Looking for information on Elizabeth Bedell, born 1815. I have conflicting information about whether she was born in Montgomery or Preble County. Her father was probably John Bedell of New Jersey.  They eventually moved to Fayette County Indiana, where she married George Jones.
Submitted by M Gale A Freeman on 6/03/1997

Looking for a George M. MELL who was born c 1825 in Dayton, Ohio. Married a Margaret KEIHL or KYLE c 1850. Lived in Ohio till the 1860s. any info would be of great help.
Submitted by Jan & David Mell on 6/03/1997

Looking for information on Alexander Croy; b.1770, d. 1856 & John Croy; b. 1743, d. 1825.
Submitted by on 6/03/1997

Seeking info on parents of Henry BEAR (BAIR, BARE, BEHR?), b. a1814 in Montgomery Co. According to book by F. Conover he was a son of an early pioneer of Montgomery Co. He first married Lydia SWIHART and had one daughter Catherine BEAR (she married Christian A. COLER). Henry Bear's second marriage was to Ellen
BRUNER and they had children Albert S., Florence, Ira, Paul, and Myrtle Edith (b. 1825) who married William Dunlap PORTERFIELD in 1886. Both Henry and Ellen BEAR died in Montgomery Co., he in 1901 and she in 1867. Also seeking info on Ellen Bruner Bear's mother, Ellinor CUSTARD (b. 1796) who married Daniel BRUNER
(b. 1790). They came to Montgomery Co. in 1826. Both are buried in Germantown Cemetery. Ellinor died in 1877 and Daniel in 1878.
Submitted by Porterfield on 6/05/1997

Looking for more information about COX and THOMAS families in Montgomery County before 1810. Phoebe COX apparently born there April 9, 1808. Her parents were William COX and Elizabeth Thomas COX, and her maternal grandmother was Mary DAVIES THOMAS.  Mary DAVIES THOMAS may have died there. The families were Quaker, from South Carolina, and moved on into Indiana before 1827.
Submitted by on 6/05/1997

Looking for info on the family Crook. Orginally from Rocky Mount, Franklin Co. VA. My G-Grandfather Daniel Madison Crook with his  wife Sarah Frances Jane Beckner Crook relocated with their 9 of their 10 children to the Montgomery Co. area. Some lived in New Lebanon, Farmersville, Still Water Junction and New Carlisle area. My    grandfather was DeWitt (Witt) Crook who married Mary Elizabeth Orth and they had 8 children. Any info on the family would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted by Gil Lamb on 6/06/1997

Seeking descendants of Nathaniel S. JOHNSON and Johannah  Catherine Bauer. Nathaniel was born 11 Jan 1813 in Disseldorf on the Rine, Prussia and died in Dayton 17 Dec 1860. Hannah was born in Baden, Germany 5 Aug 1817 and died in Dayton 8 Dec 1891. Both are buried in Woodland Cemetery.
Patricia Jones Reece
Submitted by Patricia Jones Reece on 6/10/1997

Seeking descendants of John Martin & Louisa Catherine BAUER. John M. was born in Prussia circa 1794 and died in Dayton 15 Dec 1844. Louisa Catherine was born 1789 in Germany and died in Dayton 8 Sep 1867. Both are buried in Woodland Cemetery. Known children were: Eva, Elizabeth, Johanna (Hannah), Charles Emanuel, David Ernst, and Augustus J.  Will exchange info with any interested relative. Patricia Jones Reece
Submitted by Patricia Jones Reece on 06/10/1997

  Looking for info about my grandfather Walter Allen LEIS b.4-5-1886  d. 1958. His parents were Phillip LEIS and ???AVERY. Walter was born in Johnsville,Shelby Co., OH. He married 2 times : #1 Mary BIRCH, 2 daughters; #2 Laura Mae RHOADES FITZER, 3 sons & 3 daughters. I have been told the family lived in Montgomery Co.,OH. and that Walter also had 2 brothers one may have been Harry LEIS.
Any info greatly appreciated.
Submitted by Joanna Salley on 06/12/1997

I'm seeking information on the BATDORF name, arrived this area around 1835.
Any information would be appreciated. Joe Batdorf
Submitted by J.A. Batdorf 06/14/1997

Trying to locate the children of Melvin Eugene Haer (b. Apr. 21, 1906) married Alice Mary Mimna (b. Apr. 23, 1912). Children: James Leroy Haer; Mack Elwood Haer, Robert Haer, Shirley (Haer) White and Donald Haer who died 1984 in Montgomery Co., OH.
Submitted by on 6/14/1997

DIETZ, Mary Katherine daughter of Wilhelm Dietz(en) and Anna Maria WEILER. Mary born 13 Oct 1798 Wadern, Germany. Died 28 Dec 1873 Dayton, Ohio. Buried St. Henry's Cemetery. Married Franz JoHantgen.  Looking for information about her family and antecedents. Thanks,  Mary Teeter
Submitted by Mary Teeter on 6/15/1997

Joseph MESSLER d. bf. 1 Feb 1856 in Montgomery County, Ohio. His will names nieces and nephews, Barbara ARNOLD Benjamin MESSLER of IL Reuben MESSLER of IL Helen SLICK of IN Also named are as a class children of his sister, Mary FARQUHAR (wife of William P. FARQUHAR), children of his brother, John MESSLER, and the children of William MESSLER including: John W. MESSLER         Mahlon MESSLER Ann MESSLER Guinelda MESSLER Would enjoy hearing from anyone researching this Messler family in Montgomery County, Ohio. They came to this area from Maryland.   Mary Renner
Submitted by Mary Renner on 6/15/1997

looking for ancestors: Jonathan FRYE b OH son: Jonas Randolph FREY(FRYE) b 10 Apr 1834 OH family moved from Baton(?) OH to KS in 1879. m Hannah Williamson HARKER 15 May 1856 Clermont Co OH children: Wm. Ellett FRYE b 1857, Dayton, Montgomery, OH Clement Van Landingham FRYE b 4 Aug 1861 , Dayton Emma DeForest(Dee)FRYE, b 12 Mar 1863, Dayton Charles Enoch FRYE, b 2 Sep 1865, Dayton Raul Wade FRYE, b 20 Aug 1871, Dayton Blanch Ethyl FRYE b Olathe, KS Happy to exchange info. Sue Acuff
Submitted by Sue Acuff on 6/22/1997

John B. Evans (b. 1824, d. 1895) m. Catherine Hoover (b. 1820, d. 1893) both buried in Abbottsville Cemetery, in Darke County but lived in Montgomery County. Children were Ruben m. Martha M. Fox; Jacob (lived in Brookville); Da vid (b. 1853, d. 1930) m. Lucy and buried in Bethel Cemetery); William H. (b. 1858, d. 1928); Mary (lived in Arcanum) m. to Mr. Brown; Anna C, . Looking for current relatives of any of above to share and gain information. Thanks, Marti in Columbus;
Submitted by on 6/24/1997

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