Van Wert County, Ohio

Queries Posted for 1998



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Surnames: BEAMER, FOUST, HARDMAN, HEMLINGER, KNESTRICK, LESTER
Researcher: Lucy Weaver   Email: north@defnet.com
Date posted: Monday, March 2, 1998

Job FOUST, b. 30 Jan 1812, Delaware Co., OH. Came to Van Wert Co., OH 1856 with his wife Sarah HARDMAN.
Children of Job & Sarah were:
  1. Albert FOUST 1835-1910
  2. James FOUST 1837-1879
  3. Mary Ellen BEAMER 1838-1898 LESTER 1840-1863 (Civil War)
  4. Nancy FOUST 1842-1843
  5. Lucy Arvilla KNESTRICK HEMLINGER 1844-1929
  6. Daniel FOUST 1848-1885
  7. Chauncey FOUST 1854-1934
  8. Martha FOUST 1855-1876
Seeking date of Job's death & his burial place & correspondence with any descendants of this family.

Surnames: HUFFMAN, JONES
Researcher: Daniel L. Replogle   Email: dlraps@noblecan.org
Date posted: Tuesday, March 3, 1998

Walter J. JONES married Ottie O. HUFFMAN after 1900. I would like to find I will hire someone if love of genealogy won't pay the bill. Dan

Surnames: MAWHORR
Researcher: Paul Goble   Email: GOBLE-P.P@worldnet.att.net
Date posted: Thursday, March 12, 1998

Looking for information regarding William Henry MAWHORR. Henry died in Dixon in December 1930. Henry had three children: Need Henry's wife's name, date of death and any information about his daughters.

Surnames: FISHER, GILBERT, HILEMAN, MCCLURE, SILER
Researcher: Laura M. Morgan   Email: rlmorgan@bellatlantic.net
Date posted: Thursday, March 26, 1998

I am looking for information for: Samuel Taylor MCCLURE, b. 1847, d. 1898. According to an obituary, he came to Van Wert Co. as a child with his parents) m. Annetta "Nettie" Rilla GILBERT, b.1848, died 1930, f. Eleazer "Elie" GILBERT mor. Minerva FISHER.
Their children:
  1. Ada McClure HILEMAN
  2. Ella McClure SILER
  3. Elsworth MCCLURE
  4. Willard/William MCCLURE
  5. Samuel Curtis MCCLURE
  6. Emmet Long MCCLURE (my great grandfather)

Surnames: BALLIET, BALYEAT, POMEROY, TROUP
Researcher: Laura M. Morgan   Email: rlmorgan@bellatlantic.net
Date posted: Thursday, March 26, 1998

Seeking information on Frank C. POMEROY, m. Phoebe BALYEAT b.Richland County, OH about 1833, f .Jonas BALLIET/BALYEAT who may have died in Van Wert County.. She may have later remarried to Phillip TROUP
Children born to Frank and Phoebe:
  1. Rose POMEROY
  2. Almira POMEROY
  3. Catherine POMEROY
  4. Marquis POMEROY
  5. John Clark POMEROY, my great grandfather, m. Florence Augusta MCCLURE, b. Nov 1866, d. 17 Dec 1940.

Surnames: OVERMYER
Researcher: Sandra Sheard LaCoe   Email: lacoe@microserve.net
Date posted: Thursday, March 26, 1998

Does any one know what happened to Ila OVERMYER wife of Cecil OVERMYER who lived next to the Paulding County border and went to the Methodist Church in Antwerp. OH
I lived with them several months after my Mom was killed near Hicksville, OH in 1959.

Surnames: HUDSON, SHELLENBERGER, STEVENS, STEVINS
Researcher: Trina Frasure   Email: floyd707@aol.com
Date posted: Tuesday, March 31, 1998

Is anyone happening to be researching these surnames? SHELLENBERGER, HUDSON, or STEVENS/STEVINS

Surnames: MOYER
Researcher: John Yochum   Email: bijou@bright.net
Date posted: Tuesday, March 31, 1998

I am looking for Samuel MOYER (b. Aug1855 d.22 Mar 1942) and his father, Jacob, and family, who are supposed to have dwelled in and around Convoy?

Surnames: KITSMILLER, SHOOK
Researcher: Michelle   Email: MLCRILLO@aol.com
Date posted: Saturday, April 4, 1998

I am searching for any information on Josiah KITSMILLER. He was born in Van Wert on April, 21, 1880 to a Henry KITSMILLER (b. 23 Feb 1840, d. 20 Oct 1893) and Mary Ann SHOOK (b. 15 Nov 1847). Any information about Henry and Mary Ann would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.

Surnames: EICH, HEFFNER, WENNING
Researcher: Susan O'Connell   Email: mto@courant.infi.net
Date posted: Monday, April 13, 1998

Lewis HEFFNER married Adele Rosemont EICH (1866-1953). They had four children: Walter, Francis, Roy, and Ruth [WENNING]. Looking for HEFFNER ancestors or descendents.

Surnames: GIBSON, RAINEBERGER, RAINSBERGER, RAINSBURGER, WALLICK
Researcher: Jeff Wallick   Email: JAndWal@AOL.com
Date posted: Sunday, April 19, 1998

WALLICK, John (b. 4 Jun 1822, Goshen, Tuscarawas Co., OH, res. York Twp., Van Wert Co., OH 1860-1900 farmer, d. 8 Dec 1906 York Twp., Van Wert Co., OH, bur. Granger/Rowland cem.
   m1 Rebecca Ann RAINSBURGER (RAINSBERGER/RAINEBERGER) (b. 1828 OH, d. 2 Sep 1860, age 33yrs 6da. Died of cholera, bur. Granger/Rowland),
  m2 Anna GIBSON (b. 1847 PA, d. 16 Apr 1877, age 30yr 1mo 2 da, bur. Granger/Rowland cem.

Had a servant, Elizabeth WALLICK (b Feb 1879 OH). Need info on them, especially Elizabeth WALLICK (parents ?), descendants and ancestors.

Surnames: DEFRANCE, GIBBS, GROVES
Researcher: Missy Gibbs   Email: mgibbs@ucsd.edu
Date posted: Sunday, April 19, 1998

I am looking for information about George GROVE(S) and when he married Albina DEFRANCE GIBBS. They probably married inbetween 1880 and 1883 either in Van Wert or in Kirksville, MO where they lived for a while.
In 1884 their daughter Haidee GROVES was born.
George was a contractor who did a lot of travelling.
Haidee was brought up by her paternal grandparents in Van Wert from 1891-1900 when her mother died until her older half-brother Allison GIBBS took her to the Philippines.

Surnames: BENNETT, COATES, FERRINGTON, HIGH
Researcher: Nancy Post   Email: POSTRN@prodigy.net
Date posted: Monday, April 20, 1998

I am looking for a Kenneth BENNETT who was the son of William and Ruth FERRINGTON BENNETT. William BENNETT was b 1880 in Converse, OH and died 7 Feb 1948 in Olean, NY and is buried there in Chestnut Hill Cemetery. Kenneth had three children:
  1. George BENNETT b. abt. 1941
  2. Charles BENNETT b. abt. 1943
  3. and another child born Aug 1947.

I am also looking for a COATES family. Dan and Alameda BENNETT COATES had six children:
  1. Julia COATES who married Gail HIGH
  2. Ray COATES who married Martha ?
  3. Jay COATES
  4. Donna Jean COATES
  5. Betty COATES
  6. Mary Ellen COATES.
Alameda was born abt. 1890-1900, I do not have dates of marriage or births for the children.
The above lines are missing links in a Bennett genealogy about to go to the printers. Any help in locating descendants of these families would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.

Surnames: BANTA, CHRISTY, CLARK, DAILEY, HARD, JOHNSON, MILLS, PEARSON, PIERSON
Researcher: Audrey Shields Hancock   Email: davehancock@worldnet.att.net
Date posted: Thursday, April 30, 1998

Seek descendants of Halstead C.,MILLS, s/o William & Elizabeth (CLARK) MILLS from NJ moved to Shelby Co., OH, b. ca. 1812 NJ; m. 1840 Miami Co., OH to Mary PEARSON/PIERSON; removed to Willshire Twp., Van Wert Co., OH; & d 1885 Van Wert Co., OH.
Children:
  1. William Findley/Finley MILLS m. Anna BANTA
  2. John Pearson MILLS m. Emma G. ???
  3. Calinda Jane MILLS m1 Wilson JOHNSON, m2 Dr. Samuel K. CHRISTY
  4. Rosanna MILLS m. Nimrod DAILEY
  5. Mary Viola MILLS m. William Dayton HARD



Surnames: FLUDDER, MURPHY, WILLIAMS
Researcher: Sherry Holthe   Email: SherDH@aol.com
Date posted: Wednesday, May 6, 1998

MURPHY, William b. abt 1814 in VA m. WILLIAMS, Mary b. abt 1819 in OH. They had the following children born in OH:
  1. Melinda MURPHY b. 1836
  2. John W MURPHY b. 1839
  3. Samuel MURPHY b. 1841
  4. Rose Ann MURPHY b. 1844
  5. Henry MURPHY b. 30 Aug 1844 in Richland Co, OH d 19 Nov 1921 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN m Mariah FLUDDER 29 Jan 1880 in Warsaw, Kosciusko, IN
  6. Caroline MURPHY b. 1846
  7. Thomas MURPHY b. 1849
  8. Elizabeth MURPHY b. 1851
  9. Russell MURPHY b. 1853
  10. Samantha MURPHY b. 1855
  11. Mary E. MURPHYb. 1858
  12. Josephene MURPHYb. 1861

The family had moved to Van Wert Co. prior to the Civil War. Henry enlisted in the 192nd OVI there. Would like to find ancestral info on William and Mary and find their descendants.

Surnames: ADAIR, COTTINGHAM, METCALF
Researcher: Karel Babb Welch   Email: klbwelch@yahoo.com
Date posted: Saturday, May 16, 1998

I am looking for the brother of my great grandmother, Allie Cottingham ADAIR. His name is Elroy "Roy" COTTINGHAM. He was born 1 Mar 1864 in Clay Co., IL. He married Vinnie METCALF in 1898. They had children:
  1. Grace b.1900
  2. Edythe b.1902
  3. Florence b.1911
  4. Howard b.1912,
  5. Russell b.1916.

and were residing in Van Wert, OH in 1920. I would like to find Roy's death date or any of his descendents. Can anyone help?

Surnames: MORGAN
Researcher: Gloria Lundy   Email: nurse@kcnet.com
Date posted: Tuesday, May 19, 1998

My great,great, grand father, Philander MORGAN, and his family lived in Van Wert Co. according to the 1860 census . Philander MORGAN, b. 1832 in Ohio, m. Martha (nee?), b. 1840? in Ohio. Son, James Franklin MORGAN, b. 1854 in Ohio and lived in Pleasant Twp. Town - Straughn?
Philander's father (given name unknown) probably died in Ohio. Philander's father was born in N.Y.
Philander MORGAN was in the Civil War in 1862 in Middleport, IL, 76th Inf., then settled in Butler, Bates Co. MO.
Would like to find Philander MORGAN'S father and mother in Ohio and more about their lives there.
Thank you, Gloria Lundy, 3515 NE 69th Terrace, Kansas City, MO. 64119

Surnames: DEHAVEN, SMITH
Researcher: Pat Swift   Email: rsswift@pacbell.net
Date posted: Friday, May 29, 1998

SMITH, Chester born Dec.29, 1851 in Van Wert, Ohio, married Elizabeth Belle DEHAVEN Jan 14, 1872. Where? Would like to contact anyone researching these families.

Surnames: WELKER, WHITE
Researcher: Jane Lewis   Email: wajalew@wcoil.com
Date posted: Sunday, June 7, 1998

While I am still researching the James WELKER and WHITE family, I do have quite a bit of information both primary and researched and certainly would be glad to hear from you if you think you are a cousin! Jane

Surnames: FISHER, GEPERT, GEPHART
Researcher: Ron Suneson   Email: gntlswede@aol.com
Date posted: Monday, June 8, 1998

I am looking for information about my grandmother Theresa M. GEPHART or GEPERT. She married Merit FISHER in 1896 and they lived in Pentwater, MI, until she died from brain tumor in 1924. Her father was Alosis GEPHART who lived in Van Wert, OH.

Surnames: CHUCKMAN, SCHUCKMAN, SHOOKMAN, YOUSE
Researcher: Pat Kenyon   Email: PatKenyon@aol.com
Date posted: Tuesday, June 9, 1998

CHUCKMAN/SHOOKMAN, 1830-1870 Philip SCHUCKMAN b. 1834 in Franklin Co. PA moved to Van Wert Co. before Civil War. Mustered into 152nd Regiment of Indiana on 2 Mar 1865, credited to St. Joseph in Allen Co, IN (?). Son Samuel SCHUCKMAN also spelled SHOOKMAN was born in Van Wert, OH in 19 Jan 1862. Wife Lydia YOUSE (?) Other children Marshall, William, Eliza. Looking for information on family & descendants, birth info, marriages, burials.

Surnames: BAXTER, WHITRIGHT
Researcher: Jean Whitright Fazzone   Email: JEANFAZZ@aol.com
Date posted: Saturday, June 13, 1998

Cora BAXTER born 1875, married Dalton WHITRIGHT and lived in Tully Township. They had a daughter named Ruth, born 1898. Is anyone researching these names? Thank you, Jean

Surnames: WILLIAMSON
Researcher: Bob Williamson   Email: willpad@netnitco.net
Date posted: Sunday, June 14, 1998

Researching Williamson family in Van Wert Co. 1860-present. Great uncle John WILLIAMSON lived & buried in Scott. Looking for his children.
Bob Williamson, Box 168, Morocco, IN 47963

Surnames: CLAWSON, HUMM
Researcher: Kaye Snyder   Email: TalkingStar@Juno.com
Date posted: Sunday, June 14, 1998

I'm looking for info on my grandfather Elvin S. CLAWSON, born 3-1-1917 in Delphos, OH. Also any info on his mother Elizabeth HUMM CLAWSON would be helpful. Thanks

Surnames: TOUSLEY, WILSON
Researcher: Terry Wilson   Email: twilson11@rocketmail.com
Date posted: Thursday, June 18, 1998

Attempting to locate data on Rebecca TOUSLEY b. abt 1840 d 1882 pos Van Wert Co OH. She m. Charles Richard WILSON 10 Mar 1864 in Noble Co IN. He was b. 16 Feb 1828 England d. 15 Feb 1895 Shelby, Richland Co, OH. They resided for a time in Van Wert Co and possibly their son, Dallas Dane WILSON, was b. in Van Wert. Any info would be appreciated.

Surnames: FERRIS, WILSON
Researcher: Terry Wilson   Email: twilson11@rocketmail.com
Date posted: Thursday, June 18, 1998

I'm trying to locate data re Arthur Robert WILSON b. 7 Jul 1857 and wife Hattie Ward FERRIS b. 15 Sep 1862. They were married 1 Apr 1881 in Van Wert or Richland Co. Also, I find them in 1900-1920 census in Richland Co. but I have had no luck in 1860-1880. I would appreciate any info.

Surnames: FEASTER
Researcher: Kay Johnson   Email: hoppy10@webtv.net
Date posted: Monday, June 22, 1998

I'm looking for information on Walter FEASTER. I don't know where he was born, but he lived in Van Wert in 1913 because my Robert Milton FEASTER was born there on January 28,1913. If anyone can give me any information I would appreciate it.


Surnames: GOW, WHITE
Researcher: Pamela Gow   Email: pgow@snowcrest.net
Date posted: Monday, July 6, 1998

GOW, Rev. David William. Born Aug. 07, 1859 in Scioto Co.. Married Cornelia Evangeline WHITE, Feb. 18, 1879 in Scioto Co. Died at the Lima Hospital July 12, 1938. Last known address, North Pearl St. Spencerville.
Was a circuit preacher for Neptune, Needmore and Delphos Baptist Churches. Last known public address was at the union services held at Spencerville Federated Church on Good Friday, 1928.
Would like addresses of churches where he may have pastored and name of current minister. Want to contact them for church history information.
P.O. Box 89, Wilton CA. 95693

Surnames: EXLINE, SHELL
Researcher: Charles E. Carroll   Email: dixie@ktc.com
Date posted: Thursday, July 9, 1998

Seeking any family information on William Henry SHELL and his wife Mahala Jane EXLINE. Residents of Van Wert County in 1860. They married on 9 Jun 1859. William Henry SHELL died in Van Wert County on 9 June 1868.
Any information appreciated. Charles E. Carroll, 710 Alamo Rd., Fredericksburg, TX. 78624

Surnames: EXLINE, WALDMAN, WALTMAN
Researcher: Charles E. Carroll   Email: dixie@ktc.com
Date posted: Thursday, July 9, 1998

Seeking any family information on Adam Henry EXLINE and his wife Elizabeth WALTMAN. Adam died in Van Wert County between 1873 and 1883. Elizabeth died about 1865. She was the dau. of George Jacob WALTMAN or WALDMAN.
Charles E. Carroll, 710 Alamo Rd., Fredericksburg, Tx. 78624

Surnames: BARTHOLOMEW, BOLINGER, NICODEMUS
Researcher: Loren Bolinger   Email: sunshow@rt66.com
Date posted: Sunday, July 12, 1998

I'm searching for information for my great grandfather, Charles Henry BOLINGER, born in 1853 in Van Wert, Ohio, died 1938, married Carrie Evangelline BARTHOLOMEW about 1882.
His father was Samuel BOLINGER - no other information available.
His mother was Caroline NICODEMUS - no other information available

Surnames: GRIMSHAW, MILAR, MOTT, TRITT
Researcher: Sharon Prince   Email: rprince@uswest.net
Date posted: Monday, July 13, 1998

My ggrandmother, Melissa MILAR, was born 28 Sep 1869, in Van Wert, Van Wert Co., OH. Her father was Silas MILAR and her mother was Mahalah MOTT (from Kentucky). She married Thomas David GRIMSHAW, (born 12 Jan 1865, in Portsmouth, Scioto County, OH.) 22 Dec 1886, in Van Wert.
(His parents were John Wesley GRIMSHAW and Esther TRITT).
Melissa and Thomas had 10 children, 8 of whom were born in Van Wert:
Ernest GRIMSHAW was born in Chicago and Raymond GRIMSHAW was born in Macon, MO.
Thomas David died 13 May 1935 and Melissa died 02 Jun 1960. Both are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Macon County, MO.
Silas MILAR and Mahalah Mott MILAR are both buried in Van Wert (I don't know which cemetery).
Does anyone know of this family or have a connection with it? Thanks so much for your help.

Surnames: COIL, OLIVER
Researcher: Richard Oliver   Email: roliver@csbsju.edu
Date posted: Friday, July 17, 1998

My grandfather, Ellis Augustus OLIVER (1873-1937), was born to Andrew Breese OLIVER and Frances (COIL) OLIVER on 5 September 1873 in Van Wert, Ohio, according to business records deposited at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, by Oliver H. Bair (funeral directors, Philadelphia, PA): "Ellis A. Oliver, 19 June 1937 (13990)." Personal consultation by the author, 13 May 1998.

Surnames: MCMICHAEL, PARKS
Researcher: Wilma Mock   Email: willobob@sprintmail.com
Date posted: Wednesday, August 5, 1998

Looking for descendents of Wm, MCMICHAEL, born 1851 in Putman Co., Ohio, died 1923, and Margret Elizabeth PARKS, born 10-20-53, died 8-6-41. They lived in Wren.

Surnames: BOOHER, BOWSHER, DECKER, HOOT, STEVENS
Researcher: Kim Hammer   Email: hammert@bright.net
Date posted: Wednesday, August 5, 1998

Looking for descendants of Isaac DECKER (1860-1930, Delphos), son of Henry and Althina DECKER. Isaac married Susannah BOWSHER (1859-1896, Delphos), daughter of Oliver and Rosanna (HOOT) BOWSHER. Their known children: Frank (1881-1898) and Frederick, m.(2) Lillie STEVENS, daughter of Noah and Lina (BOOHER) STEVENS in 1906.

Surnames: WILLIAMSON
Researcher: Ruth E. Hall   Email: ruthhall@worldnet.att.net
Date posted: Wednesday, August 5, 1998

Seeking info on Joseph and Anna WILLIAMSON, found in the 1880 census for Van Wert County in Union Twp. Anna is listed as being married but Joseph is not listed. Children are: Anna was found living with her son Perry in Paulding County in 1900 and listed as a widow.

Surnames: BOUGHER, FOX
Researcher: Marie Hayden   Email: mmhayden@fairfieldi.com
Date posted: Wednesday, August 5, 1998

Looking for the parents of William FOX born in Van Wert c 1860. He moved to Fairfield/Hocking Co Ohio area prior to 1894 . He married Emma Jane BOUGHER from Hocking Co and they had 3 children:

Surnames: FEASTER, GATTSHALL, GETTSHALL, MOX, RICE, TABLER, VOGT
Researcher: Kay Johnson   Email: hoppy10@webtv.net
Date posted: Saturday, August 8, 1998

I am looking for information on my great grandfather William FEASTER. I don't know when or where he was born but he lived in Van Wert, Ohio. He was married to Ellen GATTSHALL/GETTSHALL. They had five children: They lived in Delphos and Elida, Ohio.
If any one knows of these people or has any information on them I would like to hear from you.

Surnames: BEBB, EVANS, JONES
Researcher: John A. Ballard   Email: john.ballard@anu.edu.au
Date posted: Tuesday, August 18, 1998

I am reseaching descendants of William BEBB and MarthaHUGHES of Llanbrynmair, Wales. The family migrated to Ohio and particularly to Venedocia, where a large proportion of the descendants (BEBB, JONES and EVANS) lived from its founding in the late 1840s for more a century. I'd be happy to provide lookups in the "Bebb Genealogy: The Descendants of William Bebb and Martha Hughes of Llanbrynmair, Wales," by Herbert Bebb (Chicago, 1944).

Surnames: BOWEN, COPPER
Researcher: Florence DiJulio   Email: dijulio@cio.net
Date posted: Tuesday, August 18, 1998

Searching for the death date for Elizabeth Tindall McQUEEN, first wife of Anthony McQUEEN who died in Van Wert Co, Ohio sometime between the 1850 census and 27 March 1856 when he married Sarah COPPER, daughter of Alexander COPPER and Martha BOWEN.

Surnames: FOSTER, JOHNSON, KEAR
Researcher: Florence DiJulio   Email: dijulio@cio.net
Date posted: Tuesday, August 18, 1998

Searching for the birth, marriage and death records for Mary Ann JOHNSON, daughter of Joel Johnson and Elizabeth Cornelius who married William Reed KEAR in 1834 in Van Wert Co, Ohio. William later married Mary's widowed sister, Ann JOHNSON FOSTER. What was the date of this marriage? When and where was William Reed KEAR born and when and where did he die?

Surnames: WOOD
Researcher: Walter John Kiger   Email: wkiger@ptdprolog.net
Date posted: Thursday, August 20, 1998

I'm hoping someone will be able to help me with the following: Henrietta WOOD, orphaned niece of Mrs. Laura Grant, Van Wert. She attended Van Wert High School while living with Mrs Grant, and if she graduated, would have been somewhere between the years 1936-40.
After graduation she moved to Bloomington Ind, where she lived with another aunt.
I am hoping that I might be able to obtain a photocopy of a photo of Henrietta and any information available from a year book, if said book is available.
Thank you for any help. Walter John Kiger

Surnames: ARNOLD, BAUER, HENNERMANN
Researcher: Delores Ellis   Email: deoss@boone.net
Date posted: Tuesday, August 25, 1998

Have great information on John BAUER and HENNERMANN families who came to Van Wert County after migration from Germany late 1800's. Some descendants are still living in Van Wert. Would like to find someone interested in the ARNOLD family information from same area. Some relatives recently found in Bavaria and Baden areas.

Surnames: ROSS
Researcher: Julianne Vaughn-Zimmermann   Email: julianne@cruzio.com
Date posted: Friday, August 28, 1998

I'm looking for the following, all related:

Paul S. ROSS (b.9/26/1837)
brother, Lewis ROSS (b. unknown)
brother, John ROSS (b. unknown)
father, John ROSS (b. unknown)
Any and all info. and suggestions would be helpful. Thanks.

Surnames: CLOUSE, CUNNINGHAM, DOUGAL, DULL, EXLINE, FOOR, HARTZOG, KATTERHENRICH, MURPHY, WARNER, ZARBAUGH
Researcher: Shelly Hallard   Email: ShellyInOH@classic.msn.com
Date posted: Saturday, August 29, 1998

Joseph FOOR b. 1836 Fairfield County, OH m. Sarah b. 1858.
They had 13 known children born in the late 1850s through 1885 -- the last 10 being born in Van Wert county. Surnames the children married into were DULL, ZARBAUGH, KATTERHENRICH, DOUGAL, MURPHY, CUNNINGHAM, McCRORY, HARTZOG, WARNER, EXLINE, CLOUSE
Searching for anyone with links or knowledge of this family. It, as well as all known FOORs, can be viewed on my website.


Surnames: BEARNES, BRUMBACK
Researcher: Irma Korbitz   Email: IKATHRYNK@aol.com
Date posted: Wednesday, September 2, 1998

Looking for BRUMBACK, particularly John S. BRUMBACK and his mother Frutilda BEARNES Brumback. They are buried in Woodland Cemetery.

Surnames: BICE, STALLTER, STALTER
Researcher: Marilyn Tibbits   Email: Mrstibbs@worldnet.att.net
Date posted: Monday, September 7, 1998

Just found out that my grandparents married in Van Wert. Been looking all this time in Allen Co. Maybe my grandmother was born in Van Wert Co. Anyone know anything of the family name STALTER. Could be spelled STALLTER. Cynthia Eva STALTER was my grandmothers name. Married just before 1900 to James J. BICE.
Any information on either name would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: GERHARDT, GERHART, GIHAER, REIDENBACH, SCHLEMMER
Researcher: Genie Linehan   Email: Icat@aol.com
Date posted: Monday, September 7, 1998

Looking for my relatives. They were supposed to have emmigrated to Van Wert in 1839: Katherine G. REIDENBACH nee, GERHART, b. 1808 had a daughter, Mary REIDENBACH, b. 1825.
Mary married George SCHLEMMER, b. 1817. I don't know who Mr. REIDENBACH is or Katherine's parents, the GIHAER/GERHART/GERHARDT name.
Would love to hear from people with these surnames! Thanks.

Surnames: GILLILAND, TRULLENDER
Researcher: Harold Kyle   Email: hek@atlantic.net
Date posted: Tuesday, September 8, 1998

I am looking for the ancestors of Henry E. GILLILAND, b. 6 May 1840 or 46 at Crestline OH, d. 8 July 1906 in Wells Co IN. Married Sarah Jane TRULLENDER, 24 Nov 1865. Father thought to be named William TRULLENDER.

Surnames: BROWN, BUSCH, CAYWOOD, HICKS, KESLER, KRUGH, MOHR, MORH, PRICHARD, SMITH, STETLER, STETTLER, WILLIAMSON
Researcher: Jamie Kesler   Email: jdkesler@hotmail.com
Date posted: Sunday, September 13, 1998

I was born in Van Wert County and lived in Ohio City until 1983. My father, James (Jim) Russell KESLER, was born in Ohio City, Van Wert County, OH and my mother, Donna Diane KRUGH KESLER, was born in Rockford, Mercer County, OH. I'd love to hear from anyone that may have some information on any of these names. I'm having a hard time finding anything on KESLER and KRUGH.
This is not the Ohio City Krugh's. The KESLERs and PRICHARDs I am looking for came primarily from Mercer County, OH. My paternal grandfather was Russell Harvey KESLER and my paternal grandmother is Florence Mohr KESLER. Russell's parents were Harvey Monroe KESLER and Jessie SMITH. Florence's parents were Frederick William MOHR and Cordia BUSCH. My maternal grandfather was Buddie KRUGH and my maternal grandmother was Phyllis Joan Caywood Krugh HICKS. Buddie's parents were Frank KRUGH and Cleo WILLIAMSON. Joan's parents were Marion CAYWOOD and Pauline Patrice PRICHARD.
I'd really love to hear from someone out there with information on any of these people or names.

Surnames: GODARD, GODDARD, ROEBUCK
Researcher: Julie Arney   Email: oolie45@aol.com
Date posted: Tuesday, September 15, 1998

Am researching Harrison Russell GODARD, b. 11/11/1840 in Van Wert Cty. He is my great grandfather. Am trying to create the family lineage backwards. Harrison's parents were Ebenezar (E. A.) GODARD and Hannah ROEBUCK.
Would love to have any census, birth, location etc. data you can provide without too much effort!
The name may be spelled GODDARD. They have connections to Mercer Cty, Ohio and Adams Cty., Indiana. Thanks in advance, 1683 Colony Way Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Surnames: CLOUSE, MIHM
Researcher: Mike Kohus   Email: tuc@mindspring.com
Date posted: Friday, October 2, 1998

Looking for any information on my grandparents and descending or ascending lines Ada CLOUSE, 1888-1971, married to Justice Elmer MIHM, 1882-1947. Also seeking info on Justice MIHM / Thomas Fredrick MIHM / David MIHM / Valentine MIHM. Will share what I have.

Surnames: OPPLIGER, SCHLUP
Researcher: Terry Smith   Email: mrtsmith@msn.com
Date posted: Saturday, October 3, 1998

Samuel SCHLUP born Arch, Switzerland married Elizabeth OPPLIGER born Switzerland. Immigrated to Dover, Tuscarawas County, OH 1857, moved to Van Wert County, OH 1861.
Children:

Surnames: HOAGLIN, KEVER, PHILLIP, REED, ROGERS
Researcher: Dee Nixon   Email: djnixon@bresnanlink.net
Date posted: Saturday, October 3, 1998

Looking for information on the family of John ROGERS, b. abt 1813 in OH, d 26 Jul 1885 Tully Twp, Van Wert, OH, m. abt 1837 Dorcas PHILLIP, b. Abt 1819 in OH, d. aft 1885 unknown.
ROGERS children:

Surnames: HUDSPETH, RUSSELL
Researcher: Dee Nixon   Email: djnixon@bresnanlink.net
Date posted: Saturday, October 3, 1998

Looking for information on the family of Robert HUDSPETH, b. 20 Mar 1769, d. aft 1850 in Essex county NJ, m. 14 May 1796, Springfield Essex, NJ to Rhoda RUSSELL, b. 16 May 1779.
Children:

Surnames: HEATH, HUDSPETH, KEVER, ROGERS
Researcher: Dee Nixon   Email: djnixon@bresnanlink.net
Date posted: Saturday, October 3, 1998

Looking for information on the family of John HUDSPETH, b. 26 Dec 1795 in Essex Co., NJ & d. 16 May 1864 Harrison Twp, Van Wert, OH, m. 21 May 1820 to Rachel ROGERS, b. abt 1800 in MD & d. bef 1850, place unknown.
Children:

Surnames: ANDERSON, BLACK, CLEM, HOAGLAND, HUDSPETH, KEVER, TAYLOR
Researcher: Dee Nixon   Email: djnixon@bresnanlink.net
Date posted: Saturday, October 3, 1998

Looking for information on Jacob KEVER, b. abt. 1793 in PA, d. abt 1849 in Van Wert county OH; m. 18 Sep 1817 in Jefferson county OH to Anna HOAGLAND, b. abt 1798 in Jefferson county, OH & d. 15 Sep 1876 in Convoy, Van Wert, OH.
Children:

Surnames: HUDSPETH, KEVER
Researcher: Dee Nixon   Email: djnixon@bresnanlink.net
Date posted: Saturday, October 3, 1998

Looking for information on James KEVER, b. abt 1820 in Jefferson county OH, d. aft Sep 1876 in Van Wert county, OH & m. 25 Sep 1842 in Van Wert county OH to Susan HUDSPETH, b. 03 Mar 1820 in MD, d. aft 1870 probably in Van Wert county, OH.
James & Susan had three known children:

Surnames: HERTEL, HERTLE, PLACE, QUACKENBUSH, WALDRON
Researcher: Elizabeth Place Beaton   Email: olympia9@cafes.net
Date posted: Sunday, October 11, 1998

Looking for the descendants of Leroy PLACE and Lavina PLACE. Am also looking for descendants of their children Have lots of info to share.

Surnames: MAJOR
Researcher: Laurence E. Dickerson   Email: laurence@wi.net
Date posted: Tuesday, October 13, 1998

I am seeking information on David MAJOR of Van Wert County. The estate of Thomas Major, of Belmont County, contains the entry "May 30th, 1857 - Cash received from David Major's Estate - $50.00." There is also a request for reimbursement to Robert Major, the Administrator of Thomas' estate, for "Expenses to Van Wert County" and "12 days absence in Van Wert County searching after the estate of David Major."
Who was David and what was his relationship to Thomas?
Did David originally come from Maryland?
When was he born and when did he die?
Married? Children? Where is he buried? 1031 Main Street #2, Union Grove, WI 53182

Surnames: BILLMAN, MILLER, ROBISON, SCOTT, WOLF
Researcher: Colleen Robison-Spencer   Email: crobison@mnsinc.com
Date posted: Friday, October 16, 1998

Hi, I am looking for info. on the following ROBISON'S and descendents/ancestors. Because of a divorce & move we know little about James.
My Grandfather: Meldin James ROBISON b, 30 May 1900 in Willshire Twp. (Van Wert) OH. m(1): 01 Nov 1917 to Ethel Mae MILLER, f, William Henry MILLER; mor, Katherine WOLF ch: m(2): 03 July 1930 to Helen SCOTT (2)(f, Albert SCOTT; mor, Bessie BILLMAN)
ch: d. 06 Nov 1942 in Fort Wayne (Allen Co.) IN. (42y 5mo 6da)
Cause: Lou Gehrig's disesase (A.L.S.)
Bur: Greenlawn Memorial Park
Funeral home: Klaehn & Sons
Last Residence: 2021 Kenmore Ave, Ft. Wayne, IN.
Member: Elks Lodge #155
Occup: a telegrapher, then commercial artist & salesman, working with Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Newspaper and Clem Steigmeyer Adv. Agency.

Surnames: CUSTER, DOYT, JACKSON, MILLER, ROSENER, VOLTZ
Researcher: Krishna Isis Lundgard   Email: LundygardKrish@worldnet.att.net
Date posted: Monday, October 19, 1998

I was born in 1976 to and Debra VOLTZ. I am researching the names ROSENER and CUSTER. Need all that involve the former Francis DOYT CUSTER and Ruth JACKSON/ROSENER.
I would also like to know if there were once witches in this family. It sounds strange but I've heard my grandmother, Francis CUSTER, aka Franny, is haunting the bar she once owned and I want to know why I've heard her great grandmother was a witch.
Does anyone know anything about this or any family history. Write me at 739 Diamond Ave., South Bend, IN 46628-2407 or call 219-679-8641 or 219-271-8100 must find out soon!!!

Surnames: HIGHT, MILLER
Researcher: J. Alexander   Email: JUELAL@aol.com
Date posted: Wednesday, October 21, 1998

Had many ancestors living in Van Wert Co, OH, in the 1800 and 1900's. Looking for descendents of David R. MILLER, born 26 Dec 1832, Champaign Co, OH, m. Mary Sophia HIGHT. Both died in Van Wert.

Surnames: FERGUS
Researcher: Cynthia Russell   Email: crussell@traversecity.com
Date posted: Wednesday, October 21, 1998

Searching for information on Bernice FERGUS and Clyde FERGUS family who lived in Van Wert first half of this century and ran an overall factory. I welcome any contact by ancestors or anyone with information.

Surnames: BRINKMAN, ELESSER, GREEN
Researcher: Anthony J. Aniello,   Email: AAniello@uillinois.edu
Date posted: Sunday, October 25, 1998

Searching for descendants of George Washington BRINKMAN, b. 1859 in Putnam Co. and Sarah Jane GREEN, married 1885 in Paulding Co.
Children: Also searching for descendants of Henry BRINKMAN (brother of George), b. 1861 in Van Wert Co. and Caroline ELESSER, b. 1856.
Children:

Surnames: BRYANT, CHANDLER, DEMOSQUE, DODGE, FORD, GILBERT, HALL, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, MEESE, MOOR, MOORMAN, PUTNAM, REININGER, SELLS, TIDD, WHITAKER, WOOLF
Researcher: David Ralph Johnson   Email: djohnson@alpha.wcoil.com
Date posted: Tuesday, October 27, 1998

Researching the family of my great-great-great-great grandfather, James JOHNSTON / JOHNSON, b. ca 1770's, bp probably Virginia, m. Hanna DeMOSQUE,.
James is listed in the Methodist church history as a circuit riding preacher who "married and buried over 1000 souls." He may have been affiliated with the Brethren association.
He and Hannah came to Ohio and settled on Short Creek, Belmont County at the end of the eighteenth century.
They had 9 children:
  1. Peter JOHNSTON
  2. John JOHNSTON
  3. Micah Ann JOHNSTON
  4. Rhoda Ann JOHNSTON
  5. Katie JOHNSTON
  6. Marry Ann JOHNSTON
  7. ? JOHNSTON
  8. David D. JOHNSTON (later changes it to JOHNSON)
  9. ? JOHNSTON

David D. JOHNSON, my great-great-great-grandfather, b. 10/21/1816, d. 5/31/1906, m. Mahalia WOOLF, Richland County, Ohio. David was an ordained Baptist Minister, and started many of the Baptist churches in the Van Wert and Paulding County areas in Ohio. He is buried in Jamestown, Ohio.
David and Mahalia had 10 children:
  1. Sylvester W. JOHNSON, b. 2/15/1836, d. 6/5/1919, m. Emily BRYANT
  2. Micah Ann JOHNSON, b. 1839, m. William MEESE
  3. Isaac Newton JOHNSON, b. 1840, d. 1864 (Killed in Tennessee during Civil War)
  4. Hannah Silesta JOHNSON b. 1842, m. ? HALL
  5. Nancy Ann JOHNSON, b. 1845, m. Samuel JOHNSON
  6. James Perrn JOHNSON
  7. Mary Elizabeth JOHNSON, b. ?, m. ? TIDD
  8. Martha Jane JOHNSON, b., m. ? McKILLIP
  9. Sarah Rodartha JOHNSON, b., m. ? MOOR
  10. Comfort Samantha JOHNSON, m. Robert FORD

Sylvester W. JOHNSON, my great-great-grandfather, b. Harrison County, Ohio, b. 2/15/1837 d. 6/5/1919, m. Emily Bryant 6/21/1855. Sylvester, a laborer by trade, served with the 99th and 50th Ohio Volunteers during the Civil War.
Emily was a homemaker and mother of 8 children:
  1. Mary Wells JOHNSON, b. 4/24/1857, pb Van Wert County, Ohio, m. Wilbur SELLS 6/2/1881
  2. Hiram Newton JOHNSON, b. 11/12/1858, pb Van Wert County, Ohio, m. Emma GILBERT 10/14/1883
  3. James Harris JOHNSON, b. 12/13/1861, pb Van Wert County, Ohio, m. Nancy DODGE 5/29/1882
  4. Laura E. JOHNSON, b. 10/14/1865, pb Van Wert County, Ohio, m. Clarence PUTNAM
  5. David E. JOHNSON, b. 8/22/1867, pb Green County, Ohio, m. Jane CHANDLER
  6. Viola May JOHNSON, b. 8/3/1870, pb Green County, Ohio
  7. Cora E. JOHNSON, b. 10/6/1872, pb Greene County, Ohio
  8. Charles F. JOHNSON, b. 1/24/1875

James JOHNSON, my great-grandfather, b. 12/13/1861, m. Ella DODGE, b. 7/8/1858.
James was a carpenter and Ella a homemaker
They had 6 children:
  1. Ida Mabel JOHNSON, b. 3/3/1879
  2. Bessie Leila JOHNSON, b. 12/17/1882
  3. Ople JOHNSON, b. 10/23/1890
  4. Cecil Reuben JOHNSON, b. 6/12/1894 d. 1981
  5. Emily Ann JOHNSON, b. 4/24/1896
  6. Raymond Demos JOHNSON, b. 7/19/1902 d. 1984

Cecil Reuben JOHNSON my grandfather, b. 6/12/1894 d. 1981, m. Sadie Caroline MOORMAN, b. 10/130/1896 d. 7/12/1977. Reuben worked in a greenhouse and Sadie was a homemaker.
They had 2 children:
  1. Richard JOHNSON, b. 11/2/1917, d. 1997, m. Ella WHITAKER
  2. Ralph Charles JOHNSON, b. 10/1/1919, d. 1988

Ralph Charles JOHNSON, my father, b. 10/1/1919, d. 1988, m. Louise Ann REININGER b. 9/10/1923, d. 1986. Ralph was a machinist. Louise was a homemaker and mother of 4 children.

Surnames: FOWLER, FOX
Researcher: Sandra Brum   Email: slbrum@wcnet.org
Date posted: Saturday, October 31, 1998

I'm looking for The parents of John D. FOWLER, b. 1 April 1839, d. 18 June 1882. He was born in Fairfield county and moved with his parents to Van Wert, Ohio 1854. He married Mary Elizabeth FOX, 1869 (daughter of Otho and Susan FOX).
He had four living children:
  1. Albert FOWLER, b Jan 23,1874, died at age of five.
  2. John C. FOWLER, b. 2 Oct 1871
  3. Franklin FOWLER, b. 30 March 1872
  4. Lulu Francis FOWLER, b. 11 Aug 1878
  5. Clara Bell FOWLER, 27 Dec 1880



Surnames: HOLLAND, HORINE, JOHNS, KREISCHER, MARKER, PYLE
Researcher: Cindy Kimes   Email: ckimes@skyenet.net
Date posted: Wednesday, November 11, 1998

Looking for descendants of John Christian HORINE, b. 06 January, 1851, who married Mary M. KREISCHER.
This family was living in St. Joseph Co, IN in 1880, but both died in Van Wert Co, OH.
John died 04 September, 1889 in Wren; Mary, in Convoy.
Known children were:

Surnames: PRICE
Researcher: Larry Price   Email: lprice@tscnet.com
Date posted: Wednesday, November 11, 1998

Looking for family historians or researchers of the PRICE clan in or about Van Wert Co. to trade information.

Surnames: FOWLER
Researcher: Sandra Brum   Email: slbrum@wcnet.org
Date posted: Monday, November 23, 1998

I found John D. FOWLERs mother and father, Robert FOWLER and Margaret FOWLER. They were born in Penn. and moved to Fairfield county and then to Van Wert county. So now I'm looking for their parents and Margaret's maiden name.

Surnames: KUHLMAN, LANGEMEYER, LANGMEYER, LONGEMEYER, LONGMEIER, LONGMEYER, WULFHORST
Researcher: Kathryn Langmyer Henderson   Email: shender@emory.edu
Date posted: Monday, November 23, 1998

I'm searching for descendants and information about Christopher LANGEMEYER (1808-1886) (spelled variously as LONGEMEYER, LONGMEYER, LANGMEYER, LONGMEIER) and his wife, Katherina KUHLMAN (1817-1887). Christopher and Katherina moved to Van Wert Co. in 1843 from Schuylkill Co., PA having emigrated from Hanover (Germany) in the 1830s. Christopher was born in Wallenhorst, Germany (just north of Osnbrueck). Katherina was born in nearby Rulle.
I am descended from their son, Henry Garrett LANGEMEYER (1855-1908) and his wife Anna Marie WULFHORST (1858-1939).
Henry and Anna had a farm just outside of Delphos, Ohio.
I would be interested in corresponding with others interest in the LANGEMEYER (various spellings) and WULFHORST families.

Surnames: BURTSFIELD, MCCLURE
Researcher: Fred Moore   Email: Frederi592@aol.com
Date posted: Tuesday, November 24, 1998

Looking for information on marriage of Samuel McCLURE, born 14 June1850 and died 27 Sept 1918 and Prudence Ann BURTSFIELD, who was born 29 Aug 1854 and died 6 July 1927. I am particularly interested in both parents.

Surnames: MITCHELL, NESSLEROTTE
Researcher: Christopher Jenkins    Email: cajjca@webtv.net
Date posted: Saturday, November 28, 1998

I am looking for the Amos Wesley NESSLEROTTE and Elizabeth (MITCHELL) NESSLEROTTE family who were in Van Wert County, OH in the 1880's - they had children born there. They were from Pendleton County, VA (now WV). They were in Crawford County, Missouri in the late 1870's as a child was born there. They went back to WV and died there. They may have went back to Missouri a 2nd time. Any information would be appreciated.

Surnames: FOWLER
Researcher: Sandra Brum    Email: slbrum@wcnet.org
Date posted: Saturday, November 28, 1998

I'm looking for M.E. FOWLER, who married John FOWLER in1869 . I have her in 1900 census as head of household with three children I could not find her after that. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

Surnames: GRIMSHAW, LOWERY, MALT, MAULT, MILAR, MOTT, NOGGLE, NOLL
Researcher: Sharon Prince    Email: rprince@uswest.net
Date posted: Tuesday, December 1, 1998

I am looking for information regarding the MAULT/MILAR family who lived in Scioto County in the early 1800's and subsequently moved to the Van Wert area. Specifically, I am looking for George W. MILAR; he and his wife ? had 3 children, 2 girls and a boy. He was living in Van Wert, 16 January 1911, according to a postcard he sent his mother, Mahalah MAULT MILAR (also spelled MOTT/MALT; 1844-1924).
His father's name was Silas MILAR (he was a Pvt, 91st Reg. Ohio Vol. Co.F; 1842-1905).
The MAULTs were descended from Moses MAULT I, Aaron MAULT, Moses MAULT II of South Carolina>Virginia>Scioto Co, Ohio.

His siblings were named: Moses (Mote) MILAR, Melissa MILAR GRIMSHAW (my great-grandmother), Nora Alice MILAR LOWERY, Myrtle MILAR NOGGLE, Mary Jane MILAR (buried in Woodland Cemetery with her parents, Silas and Mahalah; died at 18 years), and Sarah MILAR NOLL (she had a second husband ? and moved to Kentucky; they had two sons). The MILAR family lived in both Scioto County and Van Wert -- I'm not certain which came first.
If anyone has any connections or information about the above-referenced family, please contact me. I have information to share and information I'm seeking. Thanks so much.

Surnames: KEMP, KEMPT, ROOP
Researcher: Margie Pearce    Email: fungymm@i-55.com
Date posted: Tuesday, December 1, 1998

Looking for information on Elizabeth KEMP(t) b. 24 Jul 1816, OH m. 10 May 1836 to Joseph ROOP d. 22 Dec 1891, Decatur, IN
Elizabeth may be from Van Wert Co, OH, as that is where most of the Roop family came from before arriving in Adams Co, IN.

Surnames: BAXTER, COX, HUTCHINSON, JOHNSON, LHAMON, ROBISON, SIMS, STOVER
Researcher: Jane Irish Nelson    Email: jane_irish_nelson@yahoo.com
Date posted: Tuesday, December 1, 1998

I am researching the ancestry of my grandmother, Blanche Leota LHAMON, who was born in either Van Wert County, Ohio or Adams County, Indiana. I would like to contact anyone researching the same lines, and therefore include four generations of her ancestry below.
Ahnentafel Chart For Blanche Leota Lhamon ================================================
1st GENERATION
1. Blanche Leota LHAMON, b 2 Oct 1892 Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio or Adams County, Indiana; m. 29 Oct 1913 Scottville, Mason, Michigan; d. 4 May 1989 Port Orchard, Kitsap, Washington
2nd GENERATION
2. Heenan Sayers LHAMON, b. 17 Apr 1861 , Ohio; m. 30 Aug 1888 Decatur, Adams, Indiana; d. 20 Jan 1937 Manette, Kitsap, Washington
3. Margaret Louisa SIMS, b. 1 Jan 1869 Van Wert, Van Wert, Ohio; d. 3 Apr 1939 Manette, Kitsap, Washington
3rd GENERATION
4. Abraham LHAMON, b. 13 Jun 1832 , Knox, Ohio; m. 12 Apr 1860 Decatur, Adams, Indiana; d. 27 Jul 1913 Monroe, Adams, Indiana
5. Margaret Schooler JOHNSON, b. 17 Dec 1835 , Ohio; d. 21 Sep 1912 Blue Creek Twp, Adams, Indiana
6. James Henry SIMS, b. 24 Sep 1826 , Monroe, Ohio; m. 30 Jul 1849 , Crawford, Ohio; d. 28 Apr 1901 , Santa Rosa, Florida
7. Miriam ROBISON, b. 1 Jan 1829 , Perry, Pennsylvania; d. 16 Feb 1870 Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio
4th GENERATION
8. Peter LHAMON b. 27 Dec 1809 , Virginia; m. 7 Apr 1831 , Knox, Ohio; d. 15 Sep 1852 Monroe Twp, Adams, Indiana
9. Mary Ann STOVER, b. 8 Sep 1813 , Pennsylvania; d. 31 Jul 1854 Monroe Twp, Adams, Indiana
10. Griffin JOHNSON, b. 1797 , Virginia; m. 17 Jun 1823 , Miami, Ohio; d. Mar 1850 , Adams, Indiana
11. Jemima COX, b. 20 Mar 1801 , Pennsylvania; d. 27 Apr 1887 , Adams, Indiana 12. William Dickenson SIMS, b. 30 Jul 1792 New York, New York, New York; m. Nov 1825 , Monroe, Ohio; d. Aft 1870
13. Keziah HUTCHINSON, b. Abt 1807, Pennsylvania; d. Aft 1870
14. John M ROBISON, b. 3 Mar 1797, Saville Twp, Perry, Pennsylvania; m. Perry, Pennsylvania; d. 15 Aug 1876 Cranberry Twp, Crawford, Pennsylvania
15. Jane R BAXTER, b. 23 Nov 1797 , Perry, Pennsylvania; d. 18 May 1851 , Crawford, Ohio
================================================

Does anything look familiar? Thanks.

Surnames: CATTERLIN, HAMILTON, HEATH, KNOTT, OSBURN, PONTIUS, SHELL, SOLWAY, STURDEVANT
Researcher: Charles Rudy Heath II    Email: Heath CR@aol.com
Date posted: Wednesday, December 2, 1998

Seek parents of the following HEATH brides married in Van Wert Co OH:
  1. Barbary E. HEATH, m. Joseph H. OSBURN on 6 Aug 1848, by Davis Johnson, J.P. Bk 1, pg 52
  2. Elizabeth HEATH, m. William PONTIUS on 23 Aug 1849, by George S. Crofts, J.P. Bk 1, pg 72.
  3. Elizabeth HEATH, m. Charles T. SHELL about March 1853, License issued 21 March 1853. Bk 1, pg 189 No other info.
  4. Delilah A. HEATH, m. Isaac STURDEVANT on 16 Nov 1872, by I. D. Clerk, J.P. Bk 4, pg 83.
  5. Martha Ellen HEATH, b. 1844 m. John CATTERLIN on 29 July 1862, by Rev. J. F. Mounts Bk 2 pg 321.
  6. Mary Ann HEATH, m. Madison HAMILTON on 18 Mar 1867, by John A. Estill, J.P. Bk 3, pg 267.
  7. Matilda A. HEATH, m. John SOLWAY, 11 Sept 1892, by W. J. Reed, J.P. Bk 8, pg 139.
  8. Mrs. *Mary Jane HEATH, m. Milton KNOTT, 27 Feb 1894, by Rev. E. D. Cook. Bk 8, pg 273. *Also: need name of her 1st husband _________ HEATH

Surnames: ALEXANDER, BEAVER, BOROFF, BUTLER, HEATH, KREISCHER
Researcher: Charles Rudy Heath II    Email: Heath CR@aol.com
Date posted: Wednesday, December 2, 1998

Seek parents of the following mothers of brides married in Van Wert Co OH 1903-1906.
  1. mor. Elizabeth HEATH, f. Isaac ALEXANDER
    dau. Mrs. Mary Jane (Alexander) KREISCHER, who married 2d John BEAVER, 5 Jan 1903 by Oscar N. Priddy J.P., Bk 11, pg 82.
  2. mor. Mattie HEATH, f. Newton BUTLER
    dau. Sarah Martha BUTLER, who married Cressadel BOROFF on 25 Dec 1906 by Rev. W. E. Turner, Bk 12, pg 372.
Any help you might provide on these names is appreciated.

Surnames: MAJOR, WATKINS
Researcher: Pam Shelton-Anderson    Email: pshelton@aros.net
Date posted: Thursday, December 3, 1998

I would like to establish the family connections of the MAJOR families that were in Mercer/Van Wert co., OH pre-1850. There were at least 4 brothers who were in Montgomery co., OH around 1820 and in Fleming co., KY before that:
  1. William MAJOR, born around 1790 in Maryland, married 1. Rachel WATKINS, died in Adams co., IN
  2. David MAJOR, born ca. 1781 in Maryland, died Nov 1847 in Van Wert co., OH
  3. James MAJOR, born around 1782 in Maryland, died 1858 in Auglaize co., OH (formerly Mercer co), married Hannah WATKINS and
  4. Hamilton MAJOR (born 1791 in Maryland, died in Monroe co., IA 1849).
William, James and David would appear to be the sons of Robert MAJOR of Maryland who was in pre1800 Fleming co., KY, but as yet there is no direct proof of this or a good tie in for Hamilton MAJOR.
A lot of the children of these MAJORs are difficult to sort out from the Ohio partition records.
If you would like to exchange information, please contact me at my email address.   Thanks

Surnames: JONES
Researcher: Larry Price    Email: lprice@tscnet.com
Date posted: Saturday, December 12, 1998

Looking for any information on Elmer M. JONES and ancestors from Licking co. or Van Wert area who was a professor of Chemistry at Adrain College, Michigan-b. 1877 d.abt 1950 and is buried at Welsh Hills cemetery Licking OH.

Surnames: DURFLINGER
Researcher: Rebecca Grill    Email: hag@rootberg.com
Date posted: Sunday, December 13, 1998

Calvin DURFLINGER, died in Van Wert, Union Twp. 1923. Looking for an obituary, dated January 12, 1923.

Surnames: BAUGHERSACHS, BOWERSOCK, MACBRYDE, MCBRIDE
Researcher: Annette Love    Email: dogwash@southernet.net
Date posted: Monday, December 14, 1998

Looking for ancestors and decendents of Nancy McBRIDE (MacBRYDE) born 1879 died before 1844 in Van Wert County Ohio. Married Jacob BOWERSOCK (BAUGHERSACHS). Son, Valentine BOWERSOCK.

Surnames: GOLLINE, GOLLIVER, MILLER
Researcher: Genie Schiller    Email: genie@proaxis.com
Date posted: Monday, December 21, 1998

Looking for any info on John Wesley MILLER and Lydia GOLLINE (could be GOLLIVER). Their daughter (my grand-mother) Dora Esther MILLER, born Oct. 26, 1895 in Van Wert, OH. I don't have her actual birth record, just the info from her marriage record. Thanks.

Surnames: JONES, NASH
Researcher: Larry Price    Email: lprice@tscnet.com
Date posted: Monday, December 21, 1998

Looking for info on Minott NASH, m. to Mary Ann JONES (1845-1935) ancestors and descendants.

Surnames: MCCOY, TOPE
Researcher: Donald L. Kear    Email: dlkgen@earthlink.net
Date posted: Tuesday, December 22, 1998

An 1896 Tope family history listed Katie TOPE marrying Crayton McCOY and living in Van Wert where he was a stock dealer. Catherine May TOPE married Wm. C. McCOY in 1863 in Van Wert, and I am searching for proof that these are the people in the history.

Surnames: HIPSHIRE, PIXLER
Researcher: C. Jean Pixler Finley    Email: pixler@ptld.uswest.net
Date posted: Tuesday, December 29, 1998

There were three PIXLER marriages in Van Wert Co. Henry Hipshire to Mary PIXLER, Dec 2 1854, Peter PIXLER to Eliza HIPSHIRE, Nov 20, 1852, Henry PIXLER to Mary HIPSHIRE, Aug 15 1854. I would like to correspond with anybody connected to this PIXLER family.

Surnames: MEDAUGH, SCHLATER, SLATER, SNIDER, SNYDER
Researcher: Nancy Greer    Email: blanan@wcoil.com
Date posted: Tuesday, December 29, 1998

Looking for Ephraim MEDAUGH and Jane SLATER's parentsand siblings. They came from eastern Ohio and settled in Van Wert Co (Willshire Twp) ca. 1837. Ephraim b. 1814 d. 1897. Jane b. 1816 d. 1865 Ephraim then married Christina SNYDER DAGUE.

Surnames: FALKENBARGER, FULKENBARGER, LINDSAY
Researcher: Rich Lowe    Email: richlowe@netins.net
Date posted: Tuesday, December 29, 1998

Would like info on a , Sarah or Sallie FALKENBARGER/FULKENBARGER or her parents or siblings. At the time of Sallie's death in CO in 1883, her mother lived in Van Wert Co. Sallie was the 1st wife of my g-grandfather, Johnson P. LINDSAY.

Surnames: EVANS, HUGHES, JONES, ROBERTS
Researcher: Morris Myers    Email: morris@TheMyers.org
Date posted: Thursday, December 31, 1998

I am looking for information on David T. HUGHES (b. 4/6/1854 in Wales, d. 9/11/1923). He married Mary Ann JONES, Mary Jane EVANS and Mary ROBERTS. His children are: I am looking for information on siblings, parents, other children, dates and places, etc. for all listed paeople. I have some descendant information that I am willing to share.

Surnames: HARTSOOK, JONES, OWENS
Researcher: Morris Myers    Email: morris@TheMyers.org
Date posted: Thursday, December 31, 1998

I am looking for information on Thomas J. JONES (b: 9/25/1859, d: 6/22/1940). He married Emma R HARTSOOK and Mary Ann OWENS. His children are: I am seeking information on siblings, parents, other children, birth places, etc. Any help is appreciated. I have some descendant information that I am willing to share.




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