From the SW corner of S17 Tp. and R. [section 17 of Green township] to the SW corner of lot No. 1 the courses and distances are as follows (viz) beginning at the above named corner (from which a maple 14 inches in dia bears N 15º E 11 links) thence N 0º 30´ W 20 14 links on the West line of said section to a post (from which a sugar m 24 bears N 10º E 82 links) thence N 50º 15 E 6.50 links on the Portage road to a post (from which a W oak 20 in. in dia. bears N 44 E to 6 links) thence N 39º 45 W 35 feet to the SW corner A of lot No. 1.
The above Plat and fi? notes represent the village of Smithville which lies in the North side of the SW qr. of S17 Tp. R.
Surveyed May the 25th 1836
Campbell Beall Sury.[surveyor]
State of Ohio Wayne County S.S.
Before me Jacob W. Smucker a Justice of the Peace in and for said County personally came David Brenizer Junior and acknowledged the laying out of all that part of the Town of Smithville in said County laying South East of the Public road leading from Wooster to Akron according to the written plat to be his act and Deed. Given under my hand and seal this 10th day of March A. D. 1837.
J.W. Smucker Justice of the Peace
Received for record March 10th 1837 and recorded March 13th 1837
J. Thomson Recorder
(See acknowledgment of Benj Musser recorded in Book Q page 294) (Vol 17)
There are four deeds in Index #1 in the deed office which show purchases made by David Brenizer in section 17 Green Township.
DATE SELLER LAND VOL/PAGE 1833 James HAZLET
wife Margaret B.
of Stark County, OH
Section 17 part of South half 10/369 1833 George C. SHIPLEY
wife Mary Ann
of Wayne County
Section 17 part of North East quarter 10/592 1834 Tobias GINDELSPERGER
of Wayne County
Section 18 part of North East quarter
Section 19 part of North East quarter
11/483 1834 John HARTZLER
of Wayne County
Section 19 North half 11/610
These are the people that I found listed in Index #1 for deeds in Wooster who bought lots from David Brenizer in the Village of Smithville. In the deed, they are all listed as being "of Wayne County".
DATE BUYER LOT VOLUME/PAGE 15 April 1837 Jacob SCHROLL 28 and 29 17/442 4 April 1837 Augustus BAUMAN 40 17/496 26 April 1838 Jacob GOODYEAR 23 20/53 15 April 1837 Thomas WASHBURN 32 and 33 22/590 26 April 1838 Hugh NORRIS 26 and 27 23/141 19 April 1847 Jacob EBY and
36 31/49 1851 D and J SMITH 8 and 9 [?Don't know
if these are in Brenizer's original lots or in his addition of 1839]
Some deed records for the estate of David Brenizer show the date 1851.
Deeds show that David's executors were David Brenizer and Samuel Brenizer.
Deeds also show the following names which are probably heirs.
Polly McCracken (Thomas)
Margaret Yost (William)
Buried at Old Hill Cemetery in Smithville, OH...cemetery is just east of Smithville water tank
David A. Brenizer Sr. 1768-1845
Barbara Bricker wife of David Brenizer ...no date
Barbara daughter of D. and B......no date
David II 1801-1886
Anna wife of David...died 7 Jan 1875 age 69 yrs 3 m.
Theophilus died 1852 age 25
This was contributed by Blynne Kensel, a Brenizer researcher.
From Obituary, unidentified newspaper:
Levi Brenizer was born in Churchouse(pencil correction is Churchtown),
Card of thanks:
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