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Montgomery County Chapter
Ohio Genealogical Society

First Families of Montgomery County, Ohio

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First Families of Montgomery County was formed to identify and honor our pioneer ancestors. Any member of the Montgomery County Chapter OGS, who is a direct descendent of an individual who settled in the area once defined as Montgomery County, Ohio before December 31, 1830, may become a member of First Families of Montgomery County, Ohio upon the approval of the application with proof of such descent and the payment of a $10.00 application fee.

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These awards were first made in 1982. Since that time, including our 2010 inductees, 100 presentations have been made. The following link displays a list of all the names of the pioneers who have been documented through the First Families of Montgomery County program. The pioneer's surname, given name, and the year established in Montgomery County are included.

Montgomery County Pioneers



The Montgomery County Chapter OGS through the First Families of Montgomery County Committee, consisting of Diane Dean, Paul Kraemer, Bob Reemelin, and Charlie Raine, recognized its 2010 recipients at the June 12th meeting. Recipients of the 2010 awards were:


2010 InducteeAncestors
Inductee - Janet Leiter
  • John Jacob LaRose and wife, Mary Barbara Gift (1804)
  • Frederick Fox (1807)
  • John Leiter and wife, Elizabeth Booker Fox, daughter of Frederick (1807)
  • Emanuel Gebhart and wife, Elizabeth LaRose, daughter of John Jacob (1809)
  • Johann Nicalaus Gebhart, father of Emanuel (1829)
  • Henry Leiter, son of John (1807)
Inductee - Kathy Kosik, daughter of Janet Leiter
  • Same pioneers listed above.
Inductee - Lori Rotterman
  • Jonathan Shaw, Jr. and wife, Elizabeth Spurlock (1811)

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