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Dorshimer-Mercer-Osborn Stones

Suibmitted by ROBERT O J HILLARD,  May 2002


I believe the attachment of this Osborn Tomstone is in the Floral Garden Cemetery there in Pioneer, Williams, Ohio. Wilma mentioned 
on the stone is a granddaughter of Elsworth Ervin Hillard who was the son of William Henry Hillard. Willma married Willis B. Osborn
who was b. 16 Aug. 1906 and d. 1980 in Williams County.

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The three attachments are of the Dorshimer tombstones that are in a Cemetery on the right side of Highway 15 between Bryan and
Highway 20 in Williams County, Ohio.
  The first stone is of Henry Dorshimer and the woman taking notes at the Henry Dorshimer
stone is my wife Jean Patricia Scott Hillard. Henry was b. 1832 and d. 1918 he was married to Catherine Tressler.
  The second
stone is of Catherine Tressler Dorshimer who was b. 4 May 1834 and d. 13 August 1893.
  The third stone is of Jennie D. Dorshimer
d. 28 Nov. 1871 and she was b. 1 Aug. 1869, also of Bryon Dorshimer who d. 15 May 1876 and was b. 12 July 1855.

I am not sure how the children relate to Henry and Catherine but I believe that they are related.

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Tombstone photo taken in 1997 in the Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer, Williams, Ohio of Jonathan S. Mercer
b. 28 April 1826 and d. 15 Feb. 1922. and his wife Catherine Jane Zuver's markings b. 23 Jan. 1829 Wayne Co., Ohio and
d. 15 April 1893 in Williams Co., Ohio. They were the parents of ten children 1. Mary Ann, 2. Bianca Jane, 3. Orlando Chester,
4. Polina Janet, 5, Ida Duella, 6. John Henry, 7. Charles Edward, 8. Tamma Timeda, 9. Albert Elsworth, 10. Frank. Catherine
was the daughter of Joseph Zuver and Mary Hoover Zuver. Caterine and Jonathan's daughter Ida Duella Mercer married my
gggrandfather Robert Resler's son William Emerson Resler.

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