Van Wert County, Ohio

Queries Posted for 1999



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Surnames: ANDERSON, GROVES, HOLBROOK, WARE
Researcher: Mary Snyder   Email: snyder.mary@excite.com
Date posted: Friday, January 29, 1999

Looking for family info on George W. GROVES. He was to have been born in Delphos on 06 Jan 1838 but his grave marker and Civil War records say 1835. His first marriage was in 1856 in Morrow County. He lived most of his life in Paulding County were he had 7 children with Mary Jane ANDERSON. I have found 2 marriage records in VanWert for him to: Lydia A. HOLBROOK (m. 23 Nov 1879) & Mary WARE (m. 20 Aug 1896)after his first wife died in 1878. I am desperately seeking the names of his parents and/or other siblings. Does anyone have records of early births? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: BACON, HUDSON, LAWYER
Researcher: Linda Dufek   Email: dufek@theriver.com
Date posted: Saturday, January 30, 1999

I am looking for information on Freeman Wesley HUDSON, born June 14, 1841 in Van Wert, Ohio (possibly Johnston, Trumbull County, Ohio). He married Mary Jane LAWYER. His father was John HUDSON. Her parents were William LAWYER and Cathryn BACON. Mary Jane Lawyer was born May 20, 1840 probably in Greenville , Mercer Co., Pennsylvania. Their daughter was Bertha Grace HUDSON. The HUDSON family lived in Van Wert, Ohio.

Surnames: MUMAUGH, SCHWANTES
Researcher: William H. Coil   Email: wcoil@eagle.cc.ukans.edu
Date posted: Saturday, January 30, 1999

Gertrude Blanche MUMAUGH 12 Feb 1882 - 1 Apr 1962 married John A. SCHWANTES 21 Aug 1902. Born Lima, Ohio. Lived and died in Winfield, Kansas.

Surnames: GATES
Researcher: Bryan McCoy   Email: mccoyinc@kuntrynet.com
Date posted: Tuesday, February 2, 1999

I am researching the Fred GATES family of Van Wert County, OH. Does anyone have any information on this family?

Surnames: BALYEAT, DARING, DAVIS, JOHNS, SARKEY, STEMEN
Researcher: Roger Johns   Email: jjohns0107@aol.com
Date posted: Wednesday, February 3, 1999

Henry JOHNS b. 4-25-1842 d. 6-26-1918 Celissa DAVIS b. 11-25-1951 d. 4-1-1903 married 6-13-1872 Any information pertaining to the Henry Johns family will be appreciated.

Surnames: MOORE, WELSHIMER
Researcher: Charla Beighley   Email: charlab@hotmail.com
Date posted: Thursday, February 4, 1999

Searching for the antecedents of Thomas MOORE b.14May1858 d.19May1934 who marrried Emma WELSHIMER b.24 Oct 1862 d.Jan 1955 on 29 Nov1883. Have info to share on their immediate family but am looking for the MOORE family in particular. Known to have resided in Union and Logan Co. Wondering if they also resided in Van Wert Co. since their children and grandchildren were known to have resided here.

Surnames: MCVEIGH, STEMAN
Researcher: McVeigh   Email: gmcveigh@home.com
Date posted: Thursday, February 4, 1999

James McVEIGH married Leah STEMAN 1872 in Jackson or Pike township. Their son and my grandfather, Michael Adrian McVEIGH, was born 1885 in Hoaglin Twp., VanWert County, Oh. Would like any info. on James McVEIGH such as date of death and if he had any more children.

Surnames: GILCHRIST, WILSON
Researcher: Terry Wilson   Email: twilson11@rocketmail.com
Date posted: Friday, February 5, 1999

Looking for Thomas WILSON b 16 Mar 1822 Waddington, Lincolnshire, England and d aft Oct 1850 poss in OH/IN. Thomas came from Eng w/parents in 1833. Lived in Richland Co., OH in 1840, Crawford Co., OH in 1850, and then disappears. Other WILSON family members had moved to Noble Co., IN and Van Wert Co., OH. He m Mary GILCHRIST 21 Dec 1843 in Richland Co., OH. Mary b abt 1824 NY and d aft Oct 1850 poss in OH/IN. Had at least 3 children:
  1. Elizabeth A. WILSON b abt 1845
  2. Melissa E. WILSON b abt 1847
  3. Samuel N. WILSON b abt 1848.

Surnames: MCMULLEN, MCVEIGH, STEMAN
Researcher: McVeigh   Email: gbmcveigh@home.com
Date posted: Friday, February 5, 1999

Any information on the McVeigh family would be grateful. The earliest McVeigh I can trace is Edward McVeigh, born ? date poss. Ireland. Poss. arrived in Ohio from Va.
Wife, Bridge,t b.1809 Ireland.
Children:
  1. Catherine McVEIGH, b.1836
  2. Patrick McVEIGHb.1837
  3. Edward McVEIGH, b.1839
  4. James McVEIGH, b.1841
James married Leah STEMAN 1872. As far as I can find they only had 1 child, Michael Adrian McVEIGH, my grandfather.
Land and property records of Pike Twp.show that Bridget sold land in 1867 to William McMULLEN which was originally purchased by her husband, Edward, in 1837.

Surnames: BERKHOLDER, MCVEIGH, STEMAN
Researcher: McVeigh   Email: gmcveigh@home.com
Date posted: Friday, February 5, 1999

On checking my notes I find the foll. on Matilda STEMAN; Matilda born 1856 Ohio, parents George STEMAN, Lydia BERKHOLDER. George b. Sept 1826 Perry or Fairfield County. Died 26 Feb.1907 Jackson Twp. Lydia b. Nov 1826. Viginia died 13 Aug 1902 Jackson Twp., Van Wert. County. Matilda was one of 6 children, her sister Leah being the one married to James McVeigh.

Surnames: BURRIGHT
Researcher: Lisa Herrmann   Email: slranch@usa.net
Date posted: Sunday, February 7, 1999

I am looking for any information on Ashbel BURRIGHT and Oren BURRIGHT. Both owned land in Van Wert Co. in 1837/38. Any information on these families, spouses, children, burial dates and places would be greatly appreciated. The land was in Section 19 T-2-S R-4-E and Section 24 T-2-S R-3-E. If anyone has a plat of the area I would also be interested in the names of neighbors as well.

Surnames: ANTHONEY, GREENAMYER, GUSSETT, ROBB, SCHNOLENBERGER, SNORENBERGER, ZIMMERMAN
Researcher: Deborah Bruhnsen   Email: d3lita@aol.com
Date posted: Sunday, February 7, 1999

Researching two lines that met and married in Convoy, OH: Zimmermans and Greenamyers. Jacob ZIMMERMAN b. 1809 in Columbiana Co. m/1 Christina SCHNOLENBERGER (SNORENBERGER) in 1835 with one surviving son, Erone ZIMMERMAN, b.1842 d.1929. m/2 Fanny ANTHONEY, three children,
  1. Catherine ZIMMERMAN, b. 1854 d. 1912 m. Henry GUSSETT,
  2. Lydia ZIMMERMAN, b. 1856 d. 1890 m. Joseph GREENAMYER,
  3. David ZIMMERMAN, b. 1859 d. 1865.

Jacob ZIMMERMAN moved to Van Wert in 1837 and took a land patent in Harrison Twshp. He came with several brothers, including Thomas ZIMMERMAN, Henry ZIMMERMAN, and John ZIMMERMAN.
Joseph GREENAMYER came to visit an aunt, Harriet ROBB, m. to an Amos ROBB. He and his father, Eli GREENAMYER, were Civil War Vets. Joseph married Lydia and they had three children, only one surviving childhood, Laura Peral GREENAMYER, b. 1888 d. 1872. She was born in Convoy.

Surnames: SCHUCKMAN, SHOOKMAN, SHUCKMAN, YOUSE
Researcher: Karla Staudt   Email: staudt@cptelco.net
Date posted: Monday, February 8, 1999

I am trying to find information on any Schuckman (Shookman) that lived in Van Wert Co., OH from about 1855-1865. My great-grandfather, Samuel SHOOKMAN was born in VanWert Co in 1862, but as there are no birth records for that time period available. I am having a hard time finding information on his family. His parents names were Philip SCHUCKMAN and Lydia YOUSE.
Lydia YOUSE's immediate family may also have lived in Van Wert Co. at this time, and if so I am eager to find information on them as well. Her siblings include: Christian YOUSE, b.1830, Catharine YOUSE, b. betw.1834-1839, and Regina YOUSE, b.1840.
Any help you are able to offer on either of these surnames will be greatly appreciated! Karla Staudt RR#1 Box 14 Ticonderoga, NY 12883

Surnames: ROBINSON
Researcher: Diana Robinson   Email: Robana@triton.net
Date posted: Sunday, February 14, 1999

I am researching the Robinson Family. My great-great grandfather, Mathew Robinson lived in Van Wert Co.,at the time of the 1880 census. I am looking for information regarding Mathew, his wife Rebecca, their child, William, etc.

Surnames: COPPER, HURLESS
Researcher: Trina Frasure   Email: floyd707@aol.com
Date posted: Sunday, February 14, 1999

Looking for the children of my g-aunt Louisa HURLESS. Louisa was born to Richard COPPER and Catherine COPPER21 August 1833 in Ohio.
Louisa married George HURLESS, 3 June 1856 in Van Wert County. Any other info also greatly appreciated.

Surnames: COPPER, MCCLURE, MENTZER
Researcher: Trina Frasure   Email: floyd707@aol.com
Date posted: Sunday, February 14, 1999

Looking for information on my g-aunt Maragaret MENTZER. Margaret was born to Richard COPPER and Catherine COPPER, 4 November 1838 in Ohio. Margaret married Isaac MCCLURE, 3 January 1859 in Van Wert County. Had a son Homer S. MCCLURE in 1861. Margaret then married Alexander MENTZER sometime around 1866. Had two daughters Itura V. MENTZER, born 1867 and an Infant girl 1871. Margaret died 8 Dec 1924 in Van Wert and is burried in the Mentzer Cemetery in Tully Twp.

Surnames: COPPER, RAMSEY
Researcher: Trina Frasure   Email: floyd707@aol.com
Date posted: Sunday, February 14, 1999

Looking for the children of my g-aunt Sarah RAMSEY. Sarah was born to Richard COPPER and Catherine COPPER, 27 April 1848 in Ohio. Sarah married William J. RAMSEY, 17 June 1870 in Van Wert County. Any other info also greatly appreciated.

Surnames: DAVIS
Researcher: Roger Johns   Email: jjohns0107@aol.com
Date posted: Monday, February 15, 1999

William DAVIS, b. 6-5-1837, son of Thomas DAVIS, b. abt. 1810 in Wales. Came to Van Wert co. in 1863. William had children by 3 spouses. the first marriage produced: The second marriage produced: The third marriage resulted in one child, Celissa DAVIS.
William lived to the age of 82 and he was a farmer in Ridge twp. Any information on Willliam or his decendants will be appreciated.

Surnames: CROMER, FOWLER, FOX
Researcher: Sandra Brum   Email: slbrum@wcnet.org
Date posted: Monday, February 15, 1999

I'm looking for Mary E (FOX) FOWLER after 1900. She was in the census as Head of Household. I have not seen an obit for her she just disappeared. I'm also looking for the parents of Otho FOX born 1824 and any siblings he might have had.
I'm looking for siblings of Robert M. FOWLER from Pa and his children. He was born 1799 PA Died 1877 Van Wert.
I also am looking for Albert CROMER, b 1879 who was married to Clara B. FOWLER. He disappeared after Clara died in 1913. They had 4 children 2 boys and two girls. The children lived with relatives

Surnames: BEAUVEAUX, BEAVO
Researcher: Jon A. Daggy   Email: jdaggy@spitfire.net
Date posted: Tuesday, February 16, 1999

I'm looking for descendants and any information of a John B. BEAVO that lived in Van Wert County in the 1850's. He was born in France and the possible original spelling is BEAUVEAUX.

Surnames: HINDENLANG, SEIBERT, SMITH, UHL
Researcher: Loretta Baughan   Email: autumnskye@earthlink.net
Date posted: Friday, February 19, 1999

John Frederick HINDENLANG [b: 1839] married Henrietta UHL [b: 1839] in Crawford Co, OH 1859. Their children were: John's father, also named John Frederick HINDENLANG [b: abt 1839] was raised by Peter SEIBERT. Would like to exchange info with other descendants.

Surnames: BENNETT, GAMBLE, GLOVER, GRUBAUGH, LAVECK
Researcher: Mike Oswald   Email: mike@mikegen.iwarp.com
Date posted: Saturday, February 20, 1999

I'm looking for GRUBAUGH relations in Van Wert and Paulding Counties. Isaac GRUBAUGH married Caroline GLOVER in 1877. They had five children I know of and some of the names connected with this family are BENNETT, GAMBLE, and LAVECK.

Surnames: ESTICE, NANCE, NANTZ, WALLER
Researcher: Cindy Freed   Email: bizjrnl@wcoil.com
Date posted: Monday, February 22, 1999

Looking for info on Irene L. WALLER b. 31 July 1871, married William A. NANTZ ( no birthdate) 10 Oct 1888 in Van Wert County. His parents, James W. NANCE and Nancy ESTICE. No other info on parents. Would greatly appreciate any help.

Surnames: MCCLURE, MUMAUGH, WATT
Researcher: Janie Merida Watt   Email: jahewatt@aol.com
Date posted: Wednesday, February 24, 1999

Mary Jane McCLURE, daughter of Margaret Jane "Peggy" WATT and Samuel McCLURE married Morgan MUMAUGH on 10 November l842, in Allen County Ohio. Mary Jane MUMAUGH died on 24 April l895 is buried in Woodland Cemetery, VanWert. Would like to trade information on descendants of Mary Jane and Morgan Mumaugh. Mary Jane had a sister Elizabeth, does any one know of any other siblings.

Surnames: STILLWAGON, SWOVELAND
Researcher: Alan Carter   Email: bann40@aol.com
Date posted: Thursday, February 25, 1999

Would like to share information on Charles STILLWAGON who was born abt 1818; married Margaret "Peggy" SWOVELAND in 1840 Richland County and moved to Liberty Twp, Van Wert County around 1847.
Children:
  1. George STILLWAGON b. 1842;
  2. Peter STILLWAGON b. 1844;
  3. Frank STILLWAGON b. 18??;
  4. Ann Mariah STILLWAGON b. 18??;
  5. Samuel STILLWAGONb. 1856;
  6. Charles STILLWAGON b. 1849.

Surnames: JOHNSON, SCOTT
Researcher: Jodi Nielson   Email: OxyMorons2@aol.com
Date posted: Thursday, February 25, 1999

I am trying to locate information on the SCOTT family. My great great grandparents, Lemuel Wegnor JOHNSON and Nancy SCOTT were married in Van Wert County, April, 1850. They moved to Polk County, Iowa, in 1856. Her parents, James SCOTT and Eleanor SCOTT, also moved to Iowa as they are buried in Franklin Cem. right next to Nancy and Lemuel. I believe that Nancy is somehow related to General Winfield SCOTT and also to the Wilson Alexander SCOTT who is buried on the capital grounds in Des Moines. Information on any SCOTT family that lived in Van Wert County prior to 1856 would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: EVERY, HONEYWELL, TAYLOR
Researcher: Robert J. Taylor   Email: bobtny@aol.combobtny@pol.net
Date posted: Sunday, February 28, 1999

I would like to find any information on Robert A. Taylor, born about 1867 in Delaware Co. NY to Charles TAYLOR and Elizabeth HONEYWELL. Prob. his father abandoned him, and had a second family later, including my grandfather. Robert A. may have been unknown to my grandfather, and vice versa. When their father died in 1896, Robert A.was listed as living in Van Wert OH, and also in 1898 in the court papers which also name his natural sister Ida TAYLOR EVERY. Our branch of the family has never found if Robert A. was married, had children, or stayed in Ohio long. If there is anyone with any information of this man or his desc. please contact me via email. Thank you.


Surnames: LATTA
Researcher: Ken Hart   Email: kenhart@thegrid.net
Date posted: Tuesday, March 2, 1999

Searching for the burial place of Wm.LATTA who died between 1850 and 1852 probably in Dekalb Co., IN where he is found in the 1850 census in Jackson Twp. His burial place cannot be found in Dekalb, Allen or Steuben Counties, Indiana. Hoping to find him in a neighboring county.

Surnames: MILLER, THOMA
Researcher: Jack D. Stover   Email: stover@raex.com
Date posted: Sunday, March 7, 1999

Would like to hear from Millers from Van Wert. Joseph Peter MILLER 1814-1895 and wife Rebecca Thoma 1816-1895
Had children:
  1. William MILLER 1839-1918
  2. Joseph Thomas MILLER 1848-1924
  3. Jacob F. MILLER 1848
  4. James D. MILLER 1851-1900
  5. Phillip MILLER 1858

Surnames: REID
Researcher: LaNell Shoemake   Email: lanell@nwol.net
Date posted: Monday, March 8, 1999

I am searching for the county my greatgrandfather, Peyton REID, was born in. Don't know if it was VanWert. The only clue I have is the 1880 Texas Census that states that he and my greatgrandmother, Ruth REID, were born in Ohio. Their oldest child, Ida, was also born in Ohio in 1865. I have no county or town names for where they were born. Can any one have any hints or any kind of help you could give me? I live in far west Texas and am unable to travel there to search records myself.

Surnames: DOLBY, VANTASSEL
Researcher: Sandra A. DiMascio   Email: sadpad34@juno.com
Date posted: Tuesday, March 9, 1999

Great Grandfather Robert DOLBY was known to be in Van Wert County in 1880. Married to Louisa VAN TASSEL. Does anyone know of this family and any other DOLBY descendants?

Surnames: REDENBAUGH, REDENBOUGH, REDINBAUGH, REDINBO, REDINBOUGH, THORNELL
Researcher: Peggy Clark   Email: predinbo@interl.net
Date posted: Thursday, March 11, 1999

Looking for information on Lucy Redinbo, who married Israel Thornell. Both died in Van Wert county. Lucy was the daughter of Adam Redinbo/Redenbaugh and Sarah Shanklin.

Surnames: ADAMS, HULSE, KENNEAR, WELCH
Researcher: Phyllis Jean Minnich Monroe   Email: mempe@gate.net
Date posted: Thursday, March 11, 1999

Looking for descendants of Electa ADAMS (1808-1888) m Benjamin A. WELCH and Moses R. ADAMS (1788-bet 1850-60)m Betsy HULSE (1791-1845) (9 children) & Elizabeth Ann KENNEAR 7 Oct 1847 Van Wert Co.

Surnames: HINDENLANG, SMITH, UHL
Researcher: Loretta Baughan   Email: autumnskye@earthlink.net
Date posted: Thursday, March 11, 1999

My ggrandmother, Altavena [Alice] SMITH, was born 16 Aug 1860 or 1867 in Ohio. Her parents were Fred SMITH and Nancy. Believe that Nancy may have been from Wales. Altavena married on 8 Aug 1886 to William HINDENLANG in Van Wert, OH, but by 1888, they had moved to Elm Hall, Gratiot, MI. Do you recognize these SMITHs?

Surnames: MOMAN, MOORMAN
Researcher: Louise Keller Schlaff   Email: lschlaff@htonline.com
Date posted: Saturday, March 13, 1999

William MOORMAN/MOMAN and wife, of Washington Court House, Ohio, formerly of Pretty Run, Va. and Kentucky at Moneymaker, Ky. settled in Van Wert County where, supposedly, each of the couple is buried. These are parents of Rev. William Moorman and wife, Nancy Arnold, who settled in Spencerville area, Allen County, buried Hartford Church. Rev. Moorman was also a builder of churches, including Hartford Church, Spencerville, and another somewhere in Van Wert county. Where? He died 1885, need death certificate or other proof. Parents of Rev. Moorman, also named William Moorman, lived in area of Van Wert county town with name sounding like Venedocia.

Surnames: BAKER, BLAKE, BROLIN, FOSTER, HUMMEL, LANDRUM, LAUDEN, MYERS, OAKLEY, WALTZ, WARE
Researcher: Nan Bach   Email: nan-qns@execpc.com
Date posted: Tuesday, March 16, 1999

Robert LANDRUM, b. Jan. 8, 1835, d. Nov. 15, 1895, moved to Paulding Co. from Fayette Co., OH. He brought with him nine children:
They were all born in Fayette Co., OH
Feebe Jane and her husband Albert WALTZ settled in Van Wert. Annabelle, Perry Tilden and James Wesley lived in Van Wert before moving on to Arkansas.
Robert LANDRUM's parents were Smith LANDRUM and Catherine FOSTER.
Any info would be appreciated.

Surnames: ADAMS, BEAVO
Researcher: Richard S. Boswell   Email: Rinkitink@prodigy.net
Date posted: Tuesday, March 16, 1999

George Washington ADAMS, born about 1840, OH married about 1863 to Kate ____. According to Census records, she was born in 1842, IN and died in or about Aug.1868. Their children were born in Delphos, Van Wert Co., OH. I do not know if Kate was buried in IN, or who she was as I can't find a marriage record. Could they have been married in IN? Has anyone any ties to this family?

George W. ADAMS married Josephine BEAVO, 11 Dec 1853, Van Wert Co., OH.

Surnames: COLLINGS
Researcher: M. Ray Tope   Email: spidie1@hotmail.com
Date posted: Thursday, March 18, 1999

Looking for information about Richard COLLINGS family prior to (1818).

Surnames: GOODIN, PORTER, TOPE
Researcher: M. Ray Tope   Email: spidie1@hotmail.com
Date posted: Thursday, March 18, 1999

Looking for information about Salem Howard TOPE andEmeretta Salina PORTER around the Springfield, OH area.
Also looking for their son, Clarence Edward TOPE and wife, Maggie GOODIN prior to (1897), Athens, OH.

Surnames: ROBINSON
Researcher: Diana Robinson Sherburn   Email: robana@triton.net
Date posted: Thursday, March 18, 1999

I am searching for information on Matthew ROBINSON and Rebecca ROBINSON who were living in Van Wert Co., the town of Delphos at the 1860 Census. Their youngest child was 3 and was born in Ohio, I assume in Van Wert Co.
Matthew lists his occupation as a "Boat Builder."
He was born in England and Rebecca born in Pa. Children: I am looking for information about their ancestors. I have information on their descendents and am willing to share.

Surnames: BOLLENBACHER, MERSY
Researcher: Gus Bollenbacher   Email: bolenbac@usit.net
Date posted: Friday, March 19, 1999

I am looking for any Bollenbacher or Mersy families that may have originated from the region around the villages of Aschbach and Hinzweiler in Germany. These two village are located, a short distance, to the northwest of the City of Kaiserlautern in the Rheinland-Pfalz (aka. Bayern-Pfalz), Germany.

Surnames: DYSERT, EASTMAN, GEARHART, GOOD, MOORE, PITTS
Researcher: Charla Beighley   Email: charlab@hotmail.com
Date posted: Saturday, March 20, 1999

Have learned Thomas MOORE was born to John MOORE and Martha GEARHART in 1858. He had six brothers: Harvey, Hylas, Wilson, Isaac, Delphos and James. Also he had three sisters: Sarah Ann (m. Tom DYSERT), Nancy (m. Harry GOOD) and Askca (m. James PITTS/ EASTMAN). Need help in determining location and dates.

Surnames: BOOHER, KITZMILLER, SHOOK
Researcher: Tim Baldy   Email: tbaldy@aol.com
Date posted: Sunday, March 21, 1999

Looking for any information about the Kitzmiller and Booher families of Van Wert. Would like to hear from any descendants of Kitzmiller's or Booher families that lived in Van Wert 1840's (or earlier) to present. James BOOHER, born about 1868, was son of Robert BOOHER and Elizabeth(?). She died about 1908 and is burried at Grover Hill, but I have been unable to locate her maiden name. Robert BOOHER had at least two brothers and each had large families wih several children. Hoping to locate descendants who can fill me in on Booher ancestry. There was also a Henry KITZMILLER that married a Mary SHOOK about 1868 that I would like more information on.

Surnames: RANK
Researcher: Pamela Rasfeld   Email: rasfp@hotmail.com
Date posted: Sunday, March 21, 1999

Descendents contact me for free photos. Joseph RANK b. 1816 PA m. Eliza b. 1813, PA. Children born in Van Wert:
  1. Sabina RANK
  2. Wm C. RANK b1843
  3. George A. RANK b1845
  4. Jeremiah RANK
Family moved to St. Paul 1888.

Surnames: JOHNS, ROGERS
Researcher: Jeanie Johns   Email: pjj@adams.net
Date posted: Friday, March 26, 1999

I'm looking for Allen JOHNS who married Mary ROGERS. Her father was Peleg.

Surnames: BAKER, GRICE, KRALL
Researcher: Gaye Nelson   Email: nels@west.net
Date posted: Friday, March 26, 1999

Looking for information on William Henry BAKER, b. 23 Mar 1875 Blackwell, Ohio. Married Ruth Jane GRICE on 4 Nov 1895. William died 27 Jan 1960 in Tedrow, Ohio. His parents are John BAKER and Amanda KRALL. Hope you can help. Thanks

Surnames: NEIHEISER, NIHISER, NIHIZER, STEMEN
Researcher: Sandra Kay (Nihiser) Zeigler   Email: zeigler@parlorcity.com
Date posted: Monday, March 29, 1999

Looking for descendants of Amos NIHISER, (NIHIZER, NEIHEISER) who lived in Allen County, Ohio,in the 1870's, but his children and grandchildren moved to Van Wert County, Ohio. Three of his children married STEMEN children.

Surnames: LINK, MILLER
Researcher: Genie Schiller   Email: genie@proaxis.com
Date posted: Tuesday, March 30, 1999

Looking for descendants of Fannie Miller and Samuel Link or Fannie Miller Link and Joseph B. Link or Donald J. Link.

Surnames: CHRONINGER, CRONINGER, HELLER, HINKLE, MEYERS, POPE
Researcher: Kathy Carson   Email: carson@harborside.com
Date posted: Wednesday, March 31, 1999

Looking for the not so common surname CRONINGER/CHRONINGER. If you can help I would sure appreciate it. Thank you, Kathy
Rush Elsworth CRONINGER, Born Van Wert, Van Wert, OH 13 Oct. 1862, Died 28 Aug. 1951 in Compton, Los, Angeles Co., CA. Buried at Hockman Cem. in McClure, Henry Co., OH. Parents, Leonard CRONINGER and Sarah HINKLE
Siblings of Rush who were probably born in Van Wert
  1. Calvin Arenious CRONINGER died bef. 1896 and worked on boilers
  2. William Henry CRONINGER had 2 children, George CRONINGER and Franklin CRONINGER
  3. Martha Ellen CRONINGER
  4. Sarah Amanda CRONINGER, died in McClure, Henry, OH. m/1 Frank POPE had 3 children:
    1. Rushie POPE
    2. Almus POPE
    3. Ellie POPE
    m/2 MEYERS

5.Elizabeth Aren CRONINGER died in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR. Married Rosco HELLER; children:

Surnames: DUNIFON, WOLLET
Researcher: Alan Carter   Email: bann40@aol.com
Date posted: Wednesday, March 31, 1999

Seeking information on: Solomon DUNIFON, b. abt 1811, died abt 1857, possibly in Pleasant Mills, Ind., and his wife, Rebecca WOLLET, b. abt 1812, died after 1870. Children:
Surnames: BANKS
Researcher: Steve Banks   Email: sbankss@netscape.net
Date posted: Thursday, April 1, 1999

Wondering if any of the Banks in Van Wert County are descended from Charles Henry BANKS, Sr. or his children:

Surnames: KISER, STRAWSER
Researcher: June London   Email: londonjaws@modempool.com
Date posted: Friday, April 2, 1999

Looking for relatives of Iola Mae KISER, born Sept 1,1904. She married George William STRAWSER, born 1896. There were quite a few relatives that lived in Van Wert, Ohio. I remember an aunt Mary and Grace. If you can help, e-mail me. Thanks.

Surnames: HOAGLAND, HYLAND
Researcher: Kay King   Email: krking@erols.com
Date posted: Friday, April 2, 1999

Looking for parents of Richard F. HOAGLAND, born Aug., 1862 in Van Wert, md. Ellen HYLAND. Had a son, Victor J. HOAGLAND, b. in Van Wert in Dec., 1890. Then some members of family appear to have moved to Romulus, NY. Also, is this family connected the the First Family Hoaglins of Hoaglin Twp.?

Surnames: GROVES, YOUNG
Researcher: Linda Young Andrews   Email: mrsbritny@aol.com
Date posted: Wednesday, April 7, 1999

Need info on my great grandparents, William P. YOUNG & Della GROVES. They had eight children I believe they came from Van Wert, County or surrounding area. Please e-mail.

Surnames: COLE, HOAGLIN
Researcher: Trudie Turner   Email: trudie@gibralter.net
Date posted: Saturday, April 10, 1999

Searching for father of Martha Elen HOAGLIN, Apr 1862, Van Wert, OH, daughter of Elvira (Alvira) 1832- 2-10-1902. Martha married Henry Hill COLE ca. 1876 in Delaware County OH, moved to Newaygo County MI in 1879. Elvira moved to Newaygo County in 1886. I do not have her husband's first name or her maiden name. Will trade info on Martha's 11 children.

Surnames: BOSWELL, FRYER, POWERS, ROTH
Researcher: MaryAnneRoth-Brossman   Email: DB32429@aol.com
Date posted: Sunday, April 11, 1999

Looking for descendants of Lewis FRYER and Clara Belle BOSWELL, namely the descendants of their children and grandchildren. I am the grandchild of Eloda Ruth FRYER, who married Austin ROTH, and the daughter of Donald ROTH, who married Sybil POWERS.

Surnames: HARMAN, MAXSON, RAUDABAUGH, ROBERTS
Researcher: Julie Money   Email: moneyj@k2.kirtland.cc.mi.us
Date posted: Sunday, April 11, 1999

I am researching for descendants of Flossie R. ROBERTS, whose surnames are listed here.

Surnames: HARMAN, MAXSON, RAUDABAUGH, ROBERTS
Researcher: Julie Money   Email: moneyj@k2.kirtland.cc.mi.us
Date posted: Sunday, April 11, 1999

I am researching for descendants of Flossie R. ROBERTS, whose surnames are listed here.

Surnames: MOYER, VAN, VANY, WYE
Researcher: Georgia Kaufman   Email: kaufman@dcache.net
Date posted: Monday, April 12, 1999

Looking for information on Isaac VANY (VAN WYE, VAN Y). Fought in the Civil War? He had at least one child, Hannah Jane VANY, who married David Henry MOYER.

Surnames: HOAGLAND, HOOEY, HUEY
Researcher: Chelly Hoaglin   Email: hoaglin@whitemtns.com
Date posted: Monday, April 12, 1999

I am looking for the parents of James HOAGLAND, born 1736 died in 1838. His father's name may be Moses HOAGLAND, married to an unknown women. They had one descendant that I know of, James who married Mary HOOEY (HUEY) in 1752. She was born 1737 and died after 1812. If you know any of their other children, or who James' mother was, please contact me. Thank you.

Surnames: MOYER, VAN, VANY, WYE
Researcher: Georgia Kaufman   Email: kaufman@dcache.net
Date posted: Monday, April 12, 1999

Looking for information on Isaac VANY (VAN WYE, VAN Y). Fought in the Civil War? He had at least one child, Hannah Jane VANY, who married David Henry MOYER.

Surnames: HOAGLAND, HOOEY, HUEY
Researcher: Chelly Hoaglin   Email: hoaglin@whitemtns.com
Date posted: Tuesday, April 13, 1999

Looking for Mary HOOEY (HUEY), b. 1737, d. aft 1812, m. James HOAGLAND in 1752. They both died in Harrison Co., Ohio. James' mother cannot be found and hope HOOEY family researchers may know who the name of Mary's mother-in-law. And possibly where he was born etc. Any info will be helpful Thank You.

Surnames: ANDERSON, GROVES, HOLBROOK, WARE
Researcher: Mary Snyder   Email: snyder.mary@excite.com
Date posted: Friday, April 16, 1999

I have not found a Della GROVES in my family history as of yet. I know that my gggrandfather was married to at least two women in Van Wert County, Lydia HOLBROOK and Mary WARE. I am not aware of any children by these marriages. He did father 6 girls and one son by his first marriage to Mary Jane ANDERSON, but none named Della.

Surnames: ANDERSON, EFFINGER, HARTMAN, RISON
Researcher: Andrew McNab    Email: cleandog@aol.com
Date posted: Saturday, April 17, 1999

David RISON, b. 1860's, d. 1898, m. Elizabeth HARTMAN. His parents, Peter ANDERSON and Catherine ANDERSON. Her parents, Harrison EFFINGER and Mary Melvina EFFINGER. Need David's place of death and family information for all above.

Surnames: DEREMER
Researcher: Genie Schiller    Email: genie@proaxis.com
Date posted: Sunday, April 18, 1999

Looking for marriage records for Joseph Edmund De REMER and Ada De REMER around 1917. He was married to Dora Ester De REMER who died Jan. 24 1917. He shows up in the 1920 Van Wert census married to Ada with son, Alfred. HELP! Thanks for any and all efforts on my behalf.

Surnames: DAVIS, ROBINSON
Researcher: Diana Robinson Sherburn    Email: robana@triton.net
Date posted: Sunday, April 18, 1999

Looking for descendants of William ROBINSON, b.1847, John ROBINSON, b.1851 and James ROBINSON, b. 1857 in Pa. children of Mathew ROBINSON and Rebecca ROBINSON. Also Mary DAVIS, wife of Francis DAVIS, b. Ohio 1862 d/o Mathew and Rebecca. The above were all living in Delphos at the time of the 1880 Census. I am a direct descendent of William and have information to share on his family.

Surnames: GRIFFITH, JACKSON
Researcher: Gary Jackson    Email: gjackson@wcoil.com
Date posted: Sunday, April 18, 1999

Can anyone get me a copy of an obit for Charity Mortimore JACKSON/GRIFFITH? As far as I know it would be JACKSON. However; after Ferdinand Jackson she married a Robert Griffith. I would like to be able to get a lead on him also. Charity JACKSON died 4 April 1891. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: ALLEN, HOWARD, SHELMAR, WELLS
Researcher: H. Essenberg    Email: esse@crossover.net
Date posted: Sunday, April 18, 1999

Family was in VanWert area in 1860 and show up on some re cords again in the 1890s to early 1900s The family names are James HOWARD, m. Olive WELLS. Children: Howard , Ella , Jane HOWARD, m. Elias Gideon ALLEN Theresa , Jeff.
James may have had a brother named Jesse and mother may be Rebecca.

Surnames: FUGATE, MCGAVERN
Researcher: Annette Kleinmann    Email: merrillk@gte.net
Date posted: Monday, April 19, 1999

Looking for information about Nelson FUGATE, b. Gilford, Columbiana Co., Ohio, 5/5/1830, died 9/16/1914 in Van Wert, Ohio and Mary D. McGAVERN, daughter of Andrew McGAVERN of Van Wert, Ohio married May 2, 1867.

Surnames: KUSZMAUL, TATE
Researcher: Thomas A. Yoder    Email: thomasyoder@sprintmail.com
Date posted: Tuesday, April 20, 1999

Searching for the family of Robert TATE. He was born in Virginia in the 1700's. Came to Ross County, Ohio in 1798. Married Jane HARPER. In 1830, he was married to a Margaret? In 1830 he moved to Allen County, then to Putnam County. His three sons stayed in the area. Some grand kids went to Van Wert County. His children were: Frances J. TATE 1827-1904; John B. TATE, 1830-?; Robert S. TATE 1835-?; Susannah TATE m. Martin KUSZMAUL and moved to Defiance County.
The Kuszmauls were from the Cridersville area. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: FARNAM, FARNUM
Researcher: Ron Suneson    Email: gntlswede@aol.com
Date posted: Tuesday, April 20, 1999

I am looking for information on John FARNAM/FARNUM, my great grandfather's bro-in-law. I know that he lived in Van Wert in 1893 and, I think, his mother, Mrs. AD FARNAM, died in 1918. He may have a brother named Frank. I do not know about a wife or children.

Surnames: BURT, FORREST, HOLDER, KIMBLE, SHOWALTER
Researcher: Beverly Carter    Email: tcarter@execpc.com
Date posted: Wednesday, April 21, 1999

Looking to connect Abraham SHOWALTER to family members in order to confirm his parents names. He was b. 1841, d. 1927 in ?. m/1 to Magdalene HOLDER m/2 Frances KIMBLE. I believe he had dtrs in this area, Addie BURT, d. 1963 & Arstine FORREST & perhaps a son, Burt SHOWALTER. Abe & Maggie raised their family in Licking Co., OH. Another son, Charles, is my grandfather. Any cousins out there?

Surnames: BUGLER, RASMUSSEN, RICHARDS
Researcher: Julia Richards    Email: julrich@peak.org
Date posted: Tuesday, April 27, 1999

Harry W. RICHARDS, Sr. born abt 1858. Parents were Cyrus RICHARDS and Mary BUGLER. Harry married Cora (Karen) RASMUSSEN in 1889 in CO.

Surnames: HUMERICKHOUSE
Researcher: Marvin Humerickhouse    Email: calvert134@aol.com
Date posted: Thursday, April 29, 1999

Researching my gr. gr. grandfather, John HUMERICKHOUSE arr. Van Wert Co. 1840's. My gr grandfather was Willam HUMERICKHOUSE, grandfather was Wallace HUMERICKHOUSE, and father was Ora HUMERICKHOUSE.


Surnames: ROBERTS, STAUP, STAUPAS, STAUPH
Researcher: Helen (Staup) Rutledge    Email: davehelen@redbird.net
Date posted: Saturday, May 1, 1999

Looking for information on William A. STAUP, b. 1878; m. Lavina ROBERTS b. btw 1890 - 1892. They lived in Liberty Township, Van Wert Co. and also lived in or around Ohio City. They had two sons, Melvin L. STAUP and Bill STAUP, and daughter, Florance STAUP. William's brother's name was Frank STAUP. They later moved to Morrow Co. Surname also spelled STAUPAS and STAUPH.

Surnames: ROBERTS, STAUP
Researcher: Helen (Staup) Rutledge    Email: davehelen@redbird.net
Date posted: Sunday, May 2, 1999

Looking for marriage record for William (Wilber) A. STAUP and Lavina (Vinnie) ROBERTS sometime in early1900's.

Surnames: COOK
Researcher: Michael Close    Email: damclose@aol.com
Date posted: Sunday, May 2, 1999

Interested in any information on Derl Cook, who resided in Wren, Ohio and was killed soon after WWII.

Surnames: GARLY, GRANGE
Researcher: Karen Denney    Email: kdenny1515@aol.com
Date posted: Thursday, May 6, 1999

Researching the GRANGE family that resided in Van Wert County, OH from around 1850 to 1869. The J.W. GRANGE family (wife, Lois GRANGE, children; Ellen GRANGE, John F. GRANGE, Mary E. GRANGE, Sarah G. GRANGE and Ernest S. GRANGE) is on the 1850 census. Also residing in the household is Sarah GARLY, age 57, from England. If anyone has information on this family, please contact me by email. Thank you!

Surnames: JENKINS, LAKE
Researcher: Kenneth Stormer    Email: KStormer@aol.com
Date posted: Monday, May 10, 1999

Looking for infomation on Charles Maywood JENKINS born abt. 1870 and died in 1949. He was married to Etta Ellen LAKE and divorced shortly thereafter. They resided in Van Wert Co.

Surnames: PEBBLES, PEEBLES, PIBBLES
Researcher: Mark Peebles    Email: markpeeblesny@yahoo.com
Date posted: Sunday, May 16, 1999

I am looking for any PEBBLES, PEEBLES or PIBBLES that lived in Middlebury, OH. from the early 1800s on. I have some information and am willing to share.

Surnames: BUGLER, DINGLE, JONES, RASMUSSEN, RICHARDS, RUMMEL, SMITH, ZEIGLER
Researcher: Julia Richards    Email: julrich@peak.org
Date posted: Tuesday, May 18, 1999

Looking for: Cyrus RICHARDS who married Mary ZEIGLER (we previously thought her surname was BUGLER). The 1860 Van Wert census shows: Mary RICHARDS age 29; Nettie K RICHARDS age 5; Charley DilmoreRICHARDS age 3; Harry RICHARDS age 1.
Was Cyrus RICHARDS deceased by the time of the 1860 census or away on business? We don't know if he was also born in OH or if he came from elsewhere.
I believe Harry is my great grandfather, Harry Waldo RICHARDS, Sr. He was born in Van Wert on Sept 30, 1858. He was a "mining stockbroker". He married Karen "Cora" RASMUSSEN in 1889 in Denver, CO. Karen and Harry Sr. had 3 children, all born in Denver, CO: Nellie K. RICHARDS, born nov-13-1892 (m. RUMMEL); Edna Harlan RICHARDS, born april-9-1890 (m. DINGLE, JONES); Harry Waldo RICHARDS, Jr., born on July 1, 1894 (m. SMITH).
Karen died sometime after my grandfather, Harry Jr. was born. Harry Sr. remarried a woman named Doris at some point.
Harry Jr. married my grandmother, Marguerite Ann SMITH, in ID on July 22,1921. My grandmother is now 97 years old! We know this was Harry RICHARDS Jr's second marriage, but don't know who his first wife was or if any children came of that marriage.
If anyone has any info on my RICHARDS family, please send it my way! Thank you for your time.

Surnames: JONES
Researcher: Jeff Kelley    Email: kellej@nuveen.com
Date posted: Tuesday, May 18, 1999

Looking for info on William L. JONES, married to Anne, moved from Wales to Venedocia, Van Wert Co. around 1851. Civil War veteran, later moved to Wisconsin.

Surnames: ATKINS, BOUPF, PERHAMAS, PERROTT
Researcher: Margaret Rodriguez    Email: MRod50@aol.com
Date posted: Saturday, May 22, 1999

I am looking for my great grandfather, Walter Bernard PERROTT, b. 24 March 1834, d. 1914. He was an Ireland immigrant and came to USA in 1854. 1860 Census records show he lived in Van Wert Co., Ohio. He was not married at the time, but lived with his brother, John PERROTT, who married Ann ATKINS. He later married Almira PERHAMAS, a Blackfeet Indian, daughter of Daniel PERHAMAS and Margaret BOUPF. I'm looking for additional information concerning where he moved to from Van Wert County. If anyone could help me I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

Surnames: DAVID, FASNAUGHT, FOSNAUGHT, HARTER, MILLS, WALTZ
Researcher: Theresa Davis    Email: TDavis124@aol.com
Date posted: Monday, May 24, 1999

Am looking for information on the families of Hannah HARTER who married Silas MILLS in 1838 in Van Wert County. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I am a descendent through their son, Robert MILLS, who was married to Johanna DAVID. Am also looking for information on one Elias Riley WALTZ, who married Mary FOSNAUGHT (FASNAUGHT). Their son, James, married the daughter of Robert MILLS and Johanna DAVID.

Surnames: ADDISON, GALLOWAY
Researcher: Joan Addison    Email: hummingsda@aol.com
Date posted: Friday, May 28, 1999

Looking to correspond with anyone researching the family of Timothy ADDISON (1816-1889) & Sarah GALLOWAY (c.1815-1891) of Van Wert Co., OH. . Their children include: Jane ADDISON (1840); Amanda ADDISON (1845); Lewis C. ADDISON (1847); .John E. ADDISON (1850); Franklin ADDISON (1853); Susan A. ADDISON (1856).
Thanks

Surnames: HANDWERK, HUFFINE
Researcher: Rena Morrison    Email: rena-morr@yahoo.com
Date posted: Sunday, May 30, 1999

I am looking for ancestors of Effie Jane HUFFINE married Phillip C. HANDWERK, April 10, 1894. P.O. Box 48, Padroni, Co. 80745


Surnames: ANDERSON, DRAKE, TILBURG
Researcher: Linda Wall    Email: stonewall_82939@yahoo.com
Date posted: Wednesday, June 2, 1999

Searching for anyone connected with John ANDERSON, born 31 May 1825 in Brown Twp., Carroll Co., Ohio to Hugh ANDERSON and Catherine DRAKE. John married Susan TILBURG, 28 Feb 1850 in Van Wert Co., Ohio. Known children as of 1860/70 census of Allen Co., Indiana: William ANDERSON, born ca 1851; Casey ANDERSON, born ca 1859; Gary ANDERSON, born ca 1860.
Thanks

Surnames: ROSS
Researcher: Jay L. Foster    Email: jfoster@apv.com
Date posted: Thursday, June 3, 1999

I am looking for information on Cyrus ROSS and Hattie ROSS who left Van Wert County about 1930 to move to California. They had a son and daughter, Pearl ROSS and Alma ROSS.

Surnames: SMITH
Researcher: Pat Smith Uffenorde    Email: uffengpj@connectexpress.com
Date posted: Friday, June 4, 1999

Am researching Melchior SMITH and wife, Dorothea. Originally from Schuylkill county , Pa. but migrated to Van Wert Co., Ohio, where they are buried.

Surnames: HERBERT
Researcher: D. C. F. Davisson    Email: davisson.12@osu.edu
Date posted: Sunday, June 6, 1999

Frank Y. HERBERT, DDS, was born in Ohio on 07 Sep 1865, son Rev. Lemuel and Mary (PUGH) Herbert. He died on 17 May 1909. He practiced dentistry in Van Wert. He left two daughters at his early death. Grateful for any details and would like to contact descendants.

Surnames: FAULKNER, WELLER
Researcher: William McKale    Email: mckalew@flinthills.com
Date posted: Thursday, June 10, 1999

Information on Elisabeth Weller FAULKNER, wife of Ozias Faulkner. They were married in February 1862 in Clinton County, Ohio. He died in the summer of 1868; worked for the railroad. They had one son, David Henry FAULKNER born at Middlepoint in February 1863. Did she remain in the area (possibly remarry) after Ozias' death?

Surnames: MCLAIN
Researcher: Mark McLain    Email: msmdm@bellsouth.net
Date posted: Thursday, June 10, 1999

Seeking info on my grandfather, Dennis Delmar McLAIN, b. 1895 in Van Wert, Ohio d. 4/1958 in California, m. Helen Irey in Marion, Ohio early 1920 or bef. Had 2 sisters. Disappeared in the early 1920s and left no trail. Looking for his background and family. I am the last of this clan McLain. I live far away and can't seem to get the county records people to respond even with $ paid. HELP.

Surnames: JOHNSON, JOHNSTON, JONSON, JONSTON
Researcher: Susan Allison-Willmott    Email: Allisongen@aol.com
Date posted: Saturday, June 12, 1999

Have 15,800 people on my tree, back to 1700's, up 16 branches, but can't find a thing on my great-grandmother! I think she was beamed down from a galaxy far far away. Her maiden name was Violetta B. aka Letta JONSON. Her marriage certificate she was 19, born in Ohio. Father's name is L. H. JONSTON but the "t" is very dark, as if it was added later. She was married 'at the residence of the bride's parents" in Middlefork Township, Vermilion County, IL on 10/18 1883. (a farming community 7 miles east of the Illinois/Indiana border on the east border of Illinois, halfway down, between Indianapolis, Indiana and Champaign/Urbana, IL along Highway 74). That would make her birth date 1864.
Does anyone know of her, or might you have a lead for me?

Surnames: HOLTSBERRY
Researcher: Perry Lee Holtsberry    Email: pholtsberry@msn.com
Date posted: Saturday, June 12, 1999

I am researching the Holtsberry family and all links from Van Wert, OH and beyond.

Surnames: JOHNSON
Researcher: Jean Johnson Fitzgerald    Email: MFitzge744@aol.com
Date posted: Monday, June 14, 1999

Seek additional info on Roxana JOHNSON, b. 24. 05.1800 in New York, d. 21. 03. 1875 in Convoy, OH. Listed in the Van Wert Co., OH Death Record Book #1. Believe she may be my g-g-grandmother. Any help appreciated.

Surnames: BORGES, BORRING, BREEDON, BRUBAKER, COX, FELL, GILLILAND, GOPE, HANSEL, HOAGLIN, KIRK, MANN, MCMILLEN, PARROTT, POLLOCK, ROTHACKER, SHRIMPF, WILLIAMS, WILMORE
Researcher: Michael Wilmore McMillen    Email: jewelerdoc@mindspring.com
Date posted: Wednesday, June 16, 1999

Am researching the McMillen-Gilliland family histories to update book written in 1927 by Alozo B. McMILLEN about his mother, Harriet GILLILAND, and James Jackson McMILLEN. Would like to contact listed relatives in both families.

Surnames: FAULKNER, HATCH, WELLER
Researcher: William McKale    Email: mckalew@flinthills.com
Date posted: Friday, June 18, 1999

Seek info on the family of Ozias FAULKNER, d July 1868 and Elisabeth Ann WELLER; ch: David Henry FAULKNER, b. Feb. 1863 in Van Wert County; Alber FAULKNER, b. 1864; Henry FAULKNER, b. 1865; Elisabeth m2 Frederick HATCH, April 1, 1869.

Surnames: BELLES, HEIGHT, LENTZ
Researcher: John H. Watts Jr.    Email: jkwatts@icehouse.net
Date posted: Friday, June 18, 1999

George Henry HEIGHT, b. 30 Mar 1865 Middle Point, Van Wert Co., Ohio. d. 4 Jul 1955 Deep River, Poweshiek County, Iowa. His parents Simon Cornelius HEIGHT and Sarah Anna LENTZ. Simon's first wife Sarah Hannah BELLES.

Surnames: CLARK, SOWERS
Researcher: Carol Rittmanic    Email: PARcje@aol.com
Date posted: Saturday, June 19, 1999

Searching for origins of John CLARK and Eleanor SOWERS who were married in Van Wert County, OH in April of 1850. They had a child Martha in OH, then moved to IL and IN. They were in Brown Co. IL in 1860 where their son John L. was born. Later John L. and maybe the whole family, was in Taylor Co. IA. John L. married Lucinda Jacquot in Bedford County in 1885.

Surnames: SANDS
Researcher: Phyllis Beam    Email: phywal@iomet.com
Date posted: Monday, June 21, 1999

Seeking information SANDS, William Melville, b.14 January 1868, York Twp, Van Wert, Ohio, d. 14 April 1890 (maybe Hoaglin Twp) Van Wert. Are he and his Grandfather John Sands in the same cemetery? Which one? Would someone check for me, please? Is there an obituary? Thanks.

Surnames: WERT
Researcher: Leonard A Wert    Email: lawert@telusplanet.net
Date posted: Wednesday, June 23, 1999

I am looking for any information about the Wert Family. I know that it was in Van Wert at one time and at some time was shortened to Wert and that they came to Canada with the U-loyalist of the U.S. They settled in the Cornwall area in Ont. and my Dad, John E WERT, came to Western Canada in 1907 and settled in Sask. He farmed at Maidstone Sask. from 1909 until his death in 1963. I would like to trace the family tree back as far as I can with a lot of help. So, would be really grateful for any info that anyone has or information as to how to go about getting the stuff together.

Surnames: FOX, FUCH, MILLER, WISTNER
Researcher: Rhonda Casler    Email: rcasler@defnet.com
Date posted: Wednesday, June 23, 1999

Looking for the ancestors, siblings, descendants and other vital records of Albert Wistner (1835-1876) who married a Margaret Catherine Miller. Albert lived in Van Wert Co., since his son John Edward Wistner was born there on June 20, 1862. John died in Grover Hill, OH on August 16, 1955 and was buried in the King Cemetery in Van Wert, Co. John's siblings were Mary Wistner Clay, Sarah Wistner Fox, and by his second wife (Rozina Fuch {Fox} Gobel) Harve Frank Wistner.

Surnames: ROSS
Researcher: Julianne Vaughn    Email: julianne@btfenterprises.com
Date posted: Thursday, June 24, 1999

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: VANWERT
Researcher: Jeffrey A. Van Wart    Email: jeffv@sedona.net
Date posted: Saturday, June 26, 1999

I am looking for info on the spelling of Van Wert. It is my understanding that George Washington wrote a letter to Congress in 1780 recommending that Isaac Van Wart be honored for assisting in the capture of Major Andre, and misspelled the name. Any further info would be greatly appreciated!

Surnames: DUNIFON, HIGHSTREET
Researcher: Carol Dunifon    Email: caroldun@orwell.net
Date posted: Saturday, June 26, 1999

We are also seeking information on the Dunifon side. Frank DUNIFON is the son of Izra DUNIFON. Izra is the son of Philip & MaryAnn HIGHSTREET.

Surnames: GREULACH, WECK
Researcher: Susan Fagin    Email: sueindc@aol.com
Date posted: Monday, June 28, 1999

I am seeking information on Philip Peter WECK, married to Marie Elizabeth GREULACH and living in Van Wert, OH in 1863. They had at least six children: Carrie WECK; Matilda WECK; Philip WECK; Martin WECK; Adam WECK; Elizabeth WECK.
Elizabeth Weck was born in Van Wert on February 4, 1863. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Surnames: ALLEN, SWITZER
Researcher: Janet    Email: jmgerb@accnorwalk.com
Date posted: Wednesday, June 30, 1999

Seeking my mother's relatives - Willard SWITZER m. Laura Belle ? (mother's grandparents), Fred, Harv and Willard SWITZER, Jr., Harrison ALLEN, and Ransom ALLEN. Can't seem to find any Switzer relatives, or where they originated from. Found Willard SWITZER, m Ada B. Clements on October 13, 1883, in Van Wert. Was she Willard's 1st wife? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.


Surnames: HEIGHT, HEIGHTE, HIGHT, HITE
Researcher: John H. Watts Jr.    Email: jkwatts@icehouse.net
Date posted: Sunday, July 4, 1999

James Height, son of J.F. HEIGHT, died December 6, 1853 in Van Wert County and James W. HEIGHT b. March 24, 1883 d. March 9, 1927, both buried West Side Cemetery. Could someone please check for vital records on these two people. Is their a newspaper obituary for James who died in 1927? Could someone check his death record for vital information. Anyone related to this family or are descended, please write. My mailing address: 3605 N. Lindeke St., Spokane, Wa. 99205-2358.

Surnames: FOSS, JOHNSON, JOHNSTON
Researcher: Jackie Crawford    Email: jjcrawford@aol.com
Date posted: Tuesday, July 6, 1999

I am trying to find information on the family of Mitchell Compton JOHNSON (D: December 07, 1918, Ohio City, Van Wert County, Ohio). His sister, Elizabeth Johnston, married William J. Worthington, January 04, 1857. He had a brother names Reason JOHNSON/JOHNSTON. His son, William Harrod JOHNSON (b Dec. 12, 1882) married Pearl May FOSS on April 12, 1905 in Van Wert County. Any information is appreciated.

Surnames: ARMSTRONG, DYSLIN, HARRIS, SERRELS, SHRIDER
Researcher: Michael R.Armstrong    Email: the-armstrongs@webtv.net
Date posted: Tuesday, July 6, 1999

Daniel ARMSTRONG, b. 11 Aug. 1838 Centerburg, Knox Co.,OH., son of Aquilla & Margaret Elizabeth (HARRIS) ARMSTRONG. m. Margaret Ann (Anna) SERRELS in Wapakoneta, Auglaize Co., OH 12 Oct., 1865, 2 ch. Annie Bell 1866 & Adaline (Addie) M. 1868. Annie m. Thomas Jefferson SHRIDER and Addie m. Harry DYSLIN. Daniel was a resident of Middlepoint, Van Wert Co.,OH 1860's-1880's,moved to Chicago, IL and died there 19 Feb., 1917, buried in Kings Cemetery, Middlepoint, OH. Served in 23rd OH Vol. Inf. Co.F in Civil War along with brother Joshua who was killed at Antietam, MD. Any relatives or others there in Van Wert Co. with additional info?

Surnames: STUDABAKER, STUDEBAKER, STUDYBAKER
Researcher: C. Thompson    Email: thomsull@bouldercity.net
Date posted: Thursday, July 8, 1999

David and Elizabeth STUDEBAKER were in the grocery business in Allen Co. IN around 1850. Moved to Van Wert Co., OH to farm around 1856. Seeking information on them and their children: Sarah STUDEBAKER; Jacob STUDEBAKER b. 1849; John b. STUDEBAKER 1847; Jacob STUDEBAKER b 1850; Samuel STUDEBAKER; William b. STUDEBAKER 1851; David STUDEBAKER b. 1858; Isabella STUDEBAKER.

Surnames: GARRETT, LARGE, WATTERS
Researcher: Rex Watters    Email: RDDWATT@aol.com
Date posted: Friday, July 9, 1999

Allen WATTERS and Caroline GARRETT are listed in the 1850 Ohio census in Van Wert. They have five children: William, Elija, Joshua, Mary, Henry A. Looking for any information on parents, family history, etc. Elija is my gg grandfather. He married Frances Caroline LARGE. Allen is listed as a farmer, so there may be some land records, death certificate, obit, etc. Joshua served in the Civil War in the 52 Reg. company A, OVI. Thanks for the help.

Surnames: BURNSIDES, DUNLAP, HARRISON, MCMICHAEL
Researcher: Nancy Sautebien    Email: nancy549@aol.com
Date posted: Thursday, July 15, 1999

Seeking desc of David MCMICHAEL born, Trumbull, Co Ohio in 1820's, married 3 times, Maria HARRISON, Mary DUNLAP and Solome BURNSIDES. Moved to Van Wert in 1830's. Would like to share info.

Surnames: HOGLIN, KLEIN
Researcher: Lyle Hinz    Email: lylehinz@midusa.net
Date posted: Saturday, July 17, 1999

Search for info Peter C. KLEIN family. He b. 1872 Convoy, OH, d. 1965, Brown Co., KS; siblings are John, Martin, Will & Mrs. Lou HOGLIN. Who are parents?

Surnames: FRIEND, MURPHY
Researcher: Colleen Haseltine    Email: colleenhaseltine@yahoo.com
Date posted: Sunday, July 18, 1999

Looking for information on the marriage of Rosella or Rozella May FRIEND/Walter MURPHY in Van Wert County in the year of 1903. I am looking for the family of Walter MURPHY.

Surnames: ROTHGEB, THATCHER
Researcher: Patricia Heiser    Email: rheiser@gte.net
Date posted: Monday, July 19, 1999

Seeking info on George Washington THATCHER born in Van Wert m. Annie Margaret ROTHGEB from Gar Creek, Indiana. They had eight children.

Surnames: ROTHGEB, THATCHER
Researcher: Patricia Heiser    Email: rheiser@gte.net
Date posted: Monday, July 19, 1999

Seeking info on George Washington THATCHER born in Van Wert m. Annie Margaret ROTHGEB from Gar Creek, Indiana. They had eight children.

Surnames: ALEXANDER
Researcher: Kim Whitehead    Email: kaw@lcc.net
Date posted: Tuesday, July 20, 1999

Seeking parents, spouse, siblings of George, who was a resident of Van Wert Co all his life. The family home was near Wren. I have no dates on him, but his son, Isaac ALEXANDER, was born ca 1796. Other issue: Wilbur, Sherman, Ada, Minerva, Nina.
George fought in the Civil War. Son, Isaac lived in Harrison Co, OH. Any help appreciated!

Surnames: HALL, MASTERS
Researcher: John H. Watts Jr.    Email: jkwatts@icehouse.net
Date posted: Wednesday, July 21, 1999

John William HALL, b. 20 Jul 1830 in Marion County, Ohio m. Eunice Elizabeth MASTERS 13 February 1862 in Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio. Eunice b. 7 January 1836 in Goshen, Clermont County, Ohio. Does anyone know who John Halls parents, brothers or sisters were?

Surnames: ADAMS, BRYANT, HULSE, JOHNSON
Researcher: Janet Newman    Email: janet.t.newman@worldnet.att.net
Date posted: Tuesday, July 27, 1999

Seek Info abt Harvey ADAMS who m. 7 Dec 1856 to Jane BRYANT (?sis/o Emily who m.1853 Sylvester W. JOHNSON). ch: Harriett ADAMS (1862); William ADAMS (1864); Jesse ADAMS (1866).
Harvey (b.c.1833 Delaware Co.OH) moved with his parents Moses R. and Betsy (HULSE) ADAMS about 1842 to Van Wert Co. OH. His mother was dead by 1850 and his father by 1860. Family there Aat least through the 1870 census.
At least two, perhaps more, of his brothers died before 1850, one leaving a family of orphans, and the other had a widow who remarried to a BRYANT. There are no gravestones or probate for any of this family. Any information on this Adams family appreciated (including the BRYANT family).

Surnames: FAIR, MAGER
Researcher: James E. Mager    Email: jmager@zianet.com
Date posted: Wednesday, July 28, 1999

Who are John MAGER, b. 1859, d.1941 and Annie FAIR Mager, b. 1860, d.1916, m 4/6/1889. Buried in Ridge Cemetery, Highway 30 East. Who are William MAGER, b.1864, d.1936 and Martha E.(?) Mager b. 1869, d. 1960. Are the above couples related?

Surnames: ANDERSON, DRAKE, TILBURG, TILBURY
Researcher: Linda Wall    Email: stonewall_82939@yahoo.com
Date posted: Wednesday, July 28, 1999

William T. Anderson married Esther TILBURG or TILBURY on 29 Dec 1853 by JP Davis Johnson. William is the son of Hugh ANDERSON and Catherine DRAKE, and the brother to John ANDERSON that married Susan TILBURG. Any help would be greatlt appreciated. Thanks.


Surnames: TRAVIS, WELKER
Researcher: Dotty Cole    Email: Cole1@cplx.com
Date posted: Thursday, August 5, 1999

Seek info on Frederick WELKER married Phebe TRAVIS, with family [9 sons] in 1861/62 purchased 40 acres in Ridge Twp.

Surnames: CONN, SLADE
Researcher: Kim Proctor    Email: CCNAK@aol.com
Date posted: Monday, August 9, 1999

I am looking for any information on John Andrew CONN, b.1838 in Richland Co.,Ohio, d.1905 in Van Wert, Co., Ohio; m. Ann Francis SLADE 31Dec1862 in Van Wert Co., Ohio. Ann Francis SLADE b.1839 Westerlow, NY d.1926 Van Wert Co., Ohio. They are my gggrandparents. I have no infomation on their parents. Anyone who can share census info (1850 RIMD page 127A), death or birth certificate info or marriage certificate info (page 293 Marriage Book 2) please know, it will be greatly appreciated. I also know they had at least one daughter Myrtle Gretchen CONN b.28 Mar 1880 in Van Wert Co. Ohio. I will be glad to share any info have with anyone researching this line as well.

Surnames: FAGAN, TOMILSON
Researcher: Kim Proctor    Email: CCNAK@aol.com
Date posted: Tuesday, August 10, 1999

Looking for information on the parents of James Smith FAGAN b.1855 in Van Wert, Van Wert Co., Ohio. Married Jane TOMILSON, b. 1857, of Mendon, Ohio. I have information on their descendants, but nothing prior. This would have been a first family of Van Wert, I believe.

Surnames: BRYANT, JOHNSON
Researcher: David Johnson    Email: djohnson@wcoilcom
Date posted: Friday, August 13, 1999

Seeking desc of Rev. David D. JOHNSON in Van Wert County 1850 - 1860. Pastored several Baptist churches in the area including Willshire, Pleasant View and Bethel.

Surnames: BENHAM, WARD
Researcher: John Ward    Email: jdward@gulftel.com
Date posted: Saturday, August 14, 1999

Seeking information on George Washington WARD d , Jan. 26, 1919, m Lydia BENHAM, d Dec. 31, 1910, in 1859 in Dayton. They had eight children: Bell Dora, Robert, William Edward, Albert Jasper, Anna Gertrude, Oscar W., Ella A., Minnie B.
Both parents born in Warren County, OH died in Van Wert. I believe all of the children were born and reared in Van Wert.

Surnames: BRYANT, JOHNSON, WOLF
Researcher: David Johnson    Email: djohnson@wcoilcom
Date posted: Monday, August 16, 1999

Seeking desc of David D. JOHNSON. David and his wife, Mahala (WOLF) JOHNSON came to the county in 1850. David was a Baptist minister and pastored the Point Pleasant church near Wren, and others in Van Wert and Paulding counties. Their children were: Sylvester JOHNSON, b. 1837, m. Emily BRYANT of Van Wert; Martha Jane JOHNSON,1838; Mary Elizabeth JOHNSON, 1839; Micah Ann JOHNSON, 1839; Isaac Newton JOHNSON, 1840; Hannah Silesta JOHNSON, 1842; Nancy Ann JOHNSON, 1845; Sarah Rodartha JOHNSON,1847; James Perrin JOHNSON, 1850; Comfort Samantha JOHNSON, 1852.

Surnames: CORBIN
Researcher: Linda Cooper    Email: grandma@mail2.wesnet.com
Date posted: Thursday, August 19, 1999

I am looking for a David CORBIN who was a private in the 94th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The regimental history has this man listed as being from Van Wert. If anyone can help me, please do so. Thank you.

Surnames: FLEMING, STUMP
Researcher: JaNell    Email: lesacres@chickasaw.com
Date posted: Saturday, August 21, 1999

I am looking for the family of Abigail STUMP who was born in 1850 in Ohio. She married Thomas FLEMING and in the 1900 and 1920 census they lived in Van Wert County. She had nine children Nettie FLEMING , b October 14, 1874 in Van Wert Co. Oscar, Charles, Alvira, Hattee, Russel, George, Joseph, Clarence,.

Surnames: BARR, WILSON
Researcher: Andy Andersen    Email: reyson@home.com
Date posted: Thursday, August 26, 1999

Researching George BARR, Ella WILSON, and daughter Mary living in Van Wert county in 1875.

Surnames: BOWDLE, BURRIGHT, CAVETT, SAUMS
Researcher: John Patterson    Email: gen4joy@aol.com
Date posted: Sunday, August 29, 1999

Seek info on Cornelius BURRIGHT (widow) and his children: Orrin BURRIGHT, m. M.BOWDLE. Ashbell BURRIGHT m. S. SAUMS (need place of marriage), Harriet BURRIGHT m. J. CAVETT.
They moved to Van Wert Co. from Licking Co. abt 1836.


Surnames: HOADLY, HOGAN, RICE
Researcher: Joyce McMahon    Email: whitewolf@codenet.net
Date posted: Monday, September 6, 1999

Seeking desc of Evelyn Loris RICE b 24 Aug 1916, d in WV, par Jessie RICE and Myrtle HOGAN (I was told Hoadly but SS shows HOGAN). Evelyn b Van Wert Co. I have been having problems locating her birth and census records for her family. Evelyn res in IN in 1941 with an aunt, who her removed her from an orphanage. Her f was b in Adams CO, IN and her mo b Waymart CO, PA, d of TB 1931. Any info will be greatly appreciated. I am willing to share information that I already have.

Surnames: KRING, SHAW
Researcher: Kathy Sigmon    Email: kas6869@yahoo.com
Date posted: Tuesday, September 7, 1999

Seek info on William KRING m Elizabeth SHAW - mid 1800's. Children were: Zelma, Ruby, Clem, Albert, Harry.

Surnames: MELCHI
Researcher: Meghan Hazen    Email: meghanhazen@hotmail.com
Date posted: Thursday, September 9, 1999

Seek info on MELCHI family in Ridge Township, Van Wert, OH. Looking for parents and birthplace of Abraham MELCHI.

Surnames: HOFFMAN, STOVER
Researcher: Clint Smith    Email: OFTRASH@aol.com
Date posted: Friday, September 10, 1999

I am searching for info on the family of Dallas Eugene STOVER he was born November 9,1901 in Van Wert co., Ohio. His father was James STOVER and his mother Bertie May HOFFMAN. This is all I know. I would be grateful for any help.

Surnames: GUFFY, RHODES
Researcher: John Kannard, Jr.    Email: john_kan@wcoil.com
Date posted: Tuesday, September 14, 1999

George RHODES, b. 1854, son of Jacob and Sarah GUFFY RHODES, sister Emma. May have moved to Van Wert Co. from Putnam Co.

Surnames: BAILER, HOUSTON, PARCHER
Researcher: Jack Morence    Email: jgmorence@decaturnet.com`
Date posted: Wednesday, September 15, 1999

I am trying to locate a John BAILER, and a Harriet PARCHER. Married 6 Aug 1877 In Allen Co. Ohio. They were the parents of Jasper Rollin BAILER who married Malissa Jane HOUSTON.

Surnames: MCCLURE
Researcher: Debi Clark    Email: debiclark@ia4u.net
Date posted: Wednesday, September 22, 1999

Seeking ancestors from Van Wert Ohio. John MCCLURE married Emma ? in 1800s.

Surnames: CROWLE, HEATH, RICE
Researcher: Cathy Heath    Email: renesaince@hotmail.com
Date posted: Tuesday, September 28, 1999

Looking for the family or anyone that can tell me about the family of Private Timothy Lee RICE. Looking for info on my grandfather George RICE and Virginia Elaine CROWLE. Please feel free to email me. I will give you any information I have which isn't a whole lot but it is some to go on.

Surnames: BREESE, RICHARDS, WERTS
Researcher: Cindy Richards    Email: rrichards1@austin.rr.com
Date posted: Wednesday, September 29, 1999

Seek info on Breese, Werts and Richards families. Great grandfather is John David RICHARDS, b. May 14, 1828 in Wales GB. Emigrated to Venedocia date unknown. Married Mary Ann BREESE, b. June 16, 1842, d. October 5, 1882. Breese was second wife, 3 children including grandfather R. Heber RICHARDS who married Dora WERTS. John David RICHARDS had 14 children by first wife Elizabeth Jones Harries, so many Richards families could be descended from John David RICHARDS.

Surnames: BRICKNER, BRUCKNER
Researcher: Kristina L. Kuhn    Email: KrisLkuhn@excite.com
Date posted: Friday, October 1, 1999

BRICKNER or BRUCKNER Working on the Brickner line in the Van Wert area, Some also settled in Seneca county OH, and Sheboygan, Wisc. If these names are in your lineage Please write!

Surnames: GLYNN, JONES, OWEN, PITTSFORD, POWELL, PRICE, WOLFE
Researcher: Larry Price    Email: lprice@tscnet.com
Date posted: Thursday, October 28, 1999

Licking Co. Researchers I have added Licking Co. Probate Court Death Records, bk 2 , 1882-1901 surnames A-E to my references. Check here for your genealogy research. http://tscnet.com/pages/lprice/

Surnames: DULL, EVERETT
Researcher: John Everett    Email: everettranch@tcsn.net
Date posted: Saturday, October 30, 1999

Any info on family of Jefferson EVERETT m Mary Jane DULL, Van Wert Ohio 1880 census.
Surnames: MILLER
Researcher: John D. Miller    Email: jmiller@ispchannel.com
Date posted: Thursday, November 4, 1999

Clyde A. Miller, dpl Van Wert, abt 1960. m1, Melba Cain, Bryan, Ohio, divorced abt 1930. Worked for B&O railroad. I am his son.

Surnames: ANSPACH, RIBLET
Researcher: Linda B. Meyers    Email: buffy66@mwci.net
Date posted: Saturday, November 6, 1999

Riblet: Seeking information on James and Eliza (Anspach?) Riblet, known to be living in Van Wert County in 1881. Trying to confirm that she is the d/o Peter Anspach of Hardin County.

Surnames: BROWN, VROOMAN
Researcher: Bobbi Ware    Email: bobbijo84@yahoo.com
Date posted: Sunday, November 7, 1999

I am looking for any information concerning Erastus L. BROWN. He was born July 15, 1849 in Van Wert area, Ohio. He moved to Michigan as a young man and was married in 1870 to Esther Vrooman in Branch Co., MI. Anyone that has any information please e-mail me. Thank you in advance.

Surnames: BANKS, BARKLEY, HEATH, MALOTT, MELCHI, RAMSEY, RICE, STEVENS, WHIPP
Researcher: Cathy Heath    Email: renesaince@hotmail.com
Date posted: Monday, November 8, 1999

I am looking for information on HEATH, WHIPP , RICE, BARKLEY, BANK, MALOTT, MELCHI, ALEXANDER, STEVENS. They were from either Convoy, Dixon, or Van Wert Ohio. Anyone with any information please contact me I would be very happy to share with you any information I have.

Surnames: GROSCOST
Researcher: Bev W. Groscost    Email: bgroscost@ameritech.net
Date posted: Tuesday, November 9, 1999

I am researching the GROSCOST family. I would really like to hear from anyone who has possibly come across this name while researching the Van Wert area.(or anywhere else) The dates involved would be early 1800's to the early 1900's. Also is there anyone that can tell me if they know of Ridge Cemetery and where it is located. Thank you.

Surnames: BREHM, STAGER, STEGER
Researcher: Linda McReaken    Email: patrickmcreaken@integrityonline3.com
Date posted: Tuesday, November 9, 1999

Seeking birth information for Annie STAGER or STEGER, b. June 1887 and Carl STAGER or STEGER, b. 1 Feb 1892. Children of Johann STAGER or STEGER and Margarethe BREHM.

Surnames: GLYNN, JONES, PITTSFORD, POWELL, PRICE
Researcher: Larry Price    Email: lprice@tscnet.com
Date posted: Thursday, November 11, 1999

If you are looking for the surname PRICE, twenty Price Family Historians are listed in: http://tscnet.com/pages/lprice/

Surnames: CONN, FAGAN, SLADE, TOMILSON
Researcher: Kim Proctor    Email: CCNAK@aol.com
Date posted: Thursday, November 11, 1999

Dear list members: I am having difficulty with my census research. I am in North Carolina, and , unfortunately our Genealogical library has lost there 1880 Ohio Census index. Could someone please look-up the following names in that index and forward it to me. We have the microfilm, but no index.
The names are: James Smith FAGAN, Jane TOMILSON, John Andrew CONN, Ann Francis SLADE.
I really appreciate anyone who takes the time to do this for me!! Also our library does have 1820, 1830, 1840 indexes. I will do as many lookups as I can, if it helps someone.
I have five children LOL and get three hours each Saturday morning at the library, so be patient...thanks so much for all those who help others know their ancestors!

Surnames: HETRICK, KOHN, SMOTHERS
Researcher: Gladys Cole    Email: gcole20090@aol.com
Date posted: Sunday, November 14, 1999

Need par & siblings of Elizabetrh HETRICK lived in Van Wert 1873. Need par & siblings of John KOHN died in Van Wert area 1895 bur at Delphos Cem.

Surnames: MELCHI, RAMSAY, RAMSEY
Researcher: Janet A. Nelson    Email: j.nelson@mciworld.com
Date posted: Friday, November 19, 1999

Seeking names of parents of Jacob MELCHI, b. 1834 in Piqua, Miami Co., OH. Had sibs named Sophia MELCHI and Henry MELCHI in 1850 Cen for Salt Creek Twp., Pickaway Co., OH. He died 1899 in Van Wert Co., OH; bur at 100F Cem Tully Twp., Van Wert Co., OH.
Jacob MELCHI m. Angeline/Angelina Ramsay/Ramsey 1856. They were par of: William Henry, Emily Ann (Emma?), Alice, Bert, Cephus (Sephus?), and Charles MELCHI.
Does anyone know who Jacob MELCHI's par were, bd, and bpl? All info appreciated. Thanks.

Surnames: BEVINGTONSCHOOL
Researcher: Susan Rager    Email: sgrager@ragerlaw.com
Date posted: Sunday, November 21, 1999

BEVINGTONSCHOOL: Please supply identification of persons in two photos (ca.1914 and 1916) of the student body of Bevington School. These are on the web at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~noel/faurot_family1aa.htm
Thanks for any help provided.

Surnames: JONES, MORRIS
Researcher: Richard F. Morris    Email: dickmorris@psn.net
Date posted: Wednesday, November 24, 1999

Seeking information re: MORRIS Owen married born 1831 and married to Mary Margaret JONES.

Surnames: BUSCH, HOFMANN, KESLAR, KESLER, MOHR, SMITH, SWOLVELAND
Researcher: Tom Kesler    Email: tugboattommy@gateway.net
Date posted: Wednesday, November 24, 1999

Looking for information on George and Josephine BUSCH, Fredrick and Rosa (HOFMANN) BUSCH, Frederick William and Cordelia (BUSCH) MOHR, JOHN and Eva (SWOLVELAND) KESLAR or KESLER, Harvey Monroe and Jessie (SMITH) KESLAR or KESLER.

Surnames: CHAMBERS, SLAGLE
Researcher: Ed Turcotte    Email: Edturc@aol.com
Date posted: Saturday, November 27, 1999

Seeking info on ancestry and wife of David SLAGLE of Van Wert Co. His daughter, Della, married Lewis CHAMBERS in Van Wert on Feb. 12, 1905 at David's home.


Surnames: BARBEE, COMER, ROEBUCK
Researcher: Dean Miller    Email: deanem@netusa1.net
Date posted: Monday, December 13, 1999

I am looking for information on William A. COMER b. September 14, 1863 in Van Wert Co., Ohio. m. Flora Belle ROEBUCK in Adams Co., Indiana. His father was William COMER and mother Nancy Jane BARBEE who were married July 5, 1855 in Ross co, Ohio.

Surnames: DAGUE, DRURY, KAMPF, KNIGHT, MOTTINGER, OPELT
Researcher: Rick Brown    Email: rbrown@bright.net
Date posted: Saturday, December 18, 1999

I am looking to correspond with anyone doing research on the Dague, Knight, Drury, Opelt, Kampf, and Mottinger families of VanWert County, Ohio.

Surnames: LEBLOND
Researcher: Ardella Cottrill    Email: lilsis@mteer.com
Date posted: Sunday, December 19, 1999

I am researching the LeBlond family.. I am looking for any information regarding this family.
Also I am hoping that the following individual still had family in the area when he died and his obit would be in your local paper.
Christopher LeBlond, born 17 Mar 1870 Van Wert, Ohio, died Dec 1963 possibly in Texas. Thank you.

Surnames: CLENDENIN, LASLEY, VASA
Researcher: Mary Louise Townsend    Email: mloutown@loudoun.com
Date posted: Thursday, December 23, 1999

CLENDENIN, Robert (1839-1914). Seeking children/descendants/ancestors of Robert CLENDENIN and Mary E. LASLEY CLENDENIN. Robert CLENDENIN was son of Samuel CLENDENIN and Cynthia VASA (birthplace/parents unk)who married 1816 in Warren Co., OH. Robert Clendenin was a Civil War veteren and farmer who moved from Warren Co., OH (his birthplace) to Ridge Township, Van Wert Co., OH in 1880. He died in Ridge Twp 22 Apr 1914. He had at least two daughters, May (b. 1867) and Nina (b. 1869).

Surnames: ANDERSON
Researcher: A. Hoerig    Email: gabd@bright.net
Date posted: Friday, December 24, 1999

Searching for history on a family piano approx. 80 (+ or -) years old manufactured by The Anderson Piano Co., Van Wert OH

Surnames: LEHMANN, McCOY, PRICE, STOFFER
Researcher: Joanie Thorburn    Email: Lileddie32@aol.com
Date posted: Wednesday, December 29, 1999

Looking for information on the family of Horace Alexander McCOY (b. 1876, d. 1938) and Alice Amarilla (Rilla) LEHMANN (b. 1878, d. 1971). They had at least six children, some of which were: Marcele L MCCOY, who married Russell PRICE, Marshal Lendal McCOY who married Ruth Harriet STOFFER, Elizabeth McCOY (stillborn?) and Horace Luther McCOY (died at 2 yrs of age). There were at least two other children for whom I do not have names or dates. Any information would be appreciated.




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