This quilt was made by Esther Strock, one of our members who enjoys quilting. It includes all the pioneers that have been approved for Wayne County Pioneer Families. There is another panel, not shown here, that has families which have been approved since the orginial quilt was made. As soon as a proper case can be found for the quilt, it will hang on the wall in the Genealogy Section of the Wayne County Library. Below is a list of the pioneers and the townships where they were first proved in Wayne County.
The primary objective of the Wayne County Pioneer Families is to honor the earliest pioneers of Wayne County, Ohio and to recognize their descendants. Pioneer ancestors eligible are those that settled in Wayne County, Ohio prior to 1826. Download rules and application.
Surname Given Name Township Adair Patrick Wooster City Adams John Chippewa Agler Anna Paint Akey Robert Salt Creek Amstutz Johannes Green Anderson David East Union Anderson Thomas Baughman Arnold Joseph Sugar Creek Arnold Mathias Sugar Creek Arnold Philip Jr. Plain Top Bell Samuel Franklin Billman Jacob Wayne Bonewitz Elizabeth Congress Bonewitz Mary Stacker Congress Bonewitz Solomon Congress Brown Celeb Salt Creek Brown Emanuel East Union Brown Noah Wayne Buckmaster Elizabeth Salt Creek Butler Thomas Prairie Top Caldwell Henry Salt Creek Caldwell Jane Salt Creek Case Augustus Plain Case Samuel Young Plain Coleman John Milton Conrad Jacob Baughman Cornell Joseph Perry Critchfield John Ripley Critchfield Lorenzo Dow Ripley Top Edwards Samuel Baughman Ewing William Jr. Canaan Ewing William Sr. Canaan Feightner Abraham Green First Amy Sugar Creek Flickinger Susannah Sugar Creek Forbes Eliza Wooster Fort Esther Chippewa France Elizabeth Chester Franks Conrad East Union Franks Robert Edward East Union Frase John Chippewa Fritz Martin Milton Fritz Peter Sr. Chippewa Top Gaddis (Geddes) Abner East Union Glass James Canaan Goudy James Sugar Creek Goudy William Sugar Creek Grant Jonathan Prairie Hackett George East Union Hackett James Salt Creek Halfhill George Salt Creek Harsh Barbara Canaan Haverstock Conrad Paint Hay (Hoy) Jacob Franklin Hofstetter Matthew Milton Hofstetter Nicholas Sugar Creek Howe Archibald Milton Humbarger Adam Pike & Ripley Ihrig Peter Wayne Jolliff John Wayne Jones Benjamin Wooster Top Keeny (Keeney) Simon Canaan Kelley Charles East Union Kelley Thomas East Union Kerr James Wilson Baughman Kerr William Baughman Kintner Jacob Wayne Kirchoffer David Sugar Creek Kirchoffer Maria Sugar Creek Kirkendall Archibald Salt Creek Kirkendall Christopher Salt Creek Lance Christopher Milton Lance James Milton Lauffer Henry Chester Lauffer John Chester Lawrence Jacob Salt Creek Lawrence John Paint Lilley John Sugar Creek Little John Salt Creek Long Henry F, Sr. Chester Lorah John Green Top Martin Edward Prairie Martin John Prairie McCready Catherine Prairie Mellinger Barbara Plain Mellinger Benedict Plain Miller Andrew East Union Miller Dorthe Franks East Union Miller Jacob Franklin Miller Rebecca East Union Mobley Ezekial Sugar Creek Mobley John Sugar Creek Moore John East Union Morgan Hugh Franklin Morgan James Franklin Moser Anna Sugar Creek Naftzger Jacob Canaan Patterson James Congress Pfouts George, Sr. Paint Pfouts Reuben Paint Pinkerton James Y. Paint Pinkerton Richard Paint Plank Jacob Wayne Plank Jeptha Wayne Pomeroy John Ripley Top Redick John Wooster Redick Richard Parker Wooster Rice Christian Mohican Rice Frederick Wooster Rogers Thomas Salt Creek Ross Archard Salt Creek Ross Archibald Salt Creek Rumbaugh Alan Chester Seifried Jacob (Seriff) Franklin Sharp George Jr. East Union Sharp George Sr. East Union Shreve Thomas Clinton Smith George East Union Smith Jacob Philip East Union Smith Mary M. East Union Smith Philip East Union Snyder (Snider) George Congress Sommers George Canaan Sprowls Jane Kerr Baughman Starn (Starr) Mathias Green Steele Archibald Sugar Creek Stonehill Godfrey Chester Stratton Joseph Canaan Strock Conrad Plain Strock George Plain Swagler Jacob Milton Swan Henry Sugar Creek Top Thompson Archibald Chester Thompson John Salt Creek Thompson Moses Wayne Tracey George Salt Creek Tracey James Salt Creek Tritt Joseph Canaan Welday Abraham Milton Weltmer Jacob Plain Wilt Catherine Milton Yoder Mary Wayne Zigler (Sigler) Henry Milton