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Joyce in Texas, Joyce, March 30, 2000 - HOMAN rootsI'm looking for information on my grandfather: Harry Earl HOMAN b. 10-1-1886 in Edon, Williams Co., OH. Parents: Elmer HOMAN - Zilpha McDONALDI understand my grandfather was a twin, his twin and mother died in childbirth and he was raised in an orphanage. I can't find any info. on my grandfather anywhere in Ohio. The above info. was on his Social Security Application. Can you help me, I'd sure be indebted to you.
Nancy, March 31, 2000 - KOSIER- McDOWELL - ROWSE, etc.I am looking for information on E. R. ROWSE and wife Sarah E. McDOWELL, one known child, my grandmother, was Ethyl May ROWSE KOSIER, b. 8/8/1893, d. 4/10/1929. They lived in Bridgewater township. Sarah E. McDOWELL was born in Defiance Co. date unknown. Would like any info. on other children, as well as the parents. I have a lot of KOSIER information should anyone be researching KOSIER. I am also researching RHODES, WHEELER, and CULBERTSON, in Williams Co. In Henry Co. - TAYLOR, BERNO, CLARK, HEFFELFINGER, EDWARDS, and ARBOGAST.
Joan, March 31, 2000 - RUPE - SHOOKI am looking for William Worth SHOOK & family who lived in Williams Co. I know for sure they were there in 1908 as that is the death date of his wife Ada Edith RUPE SHOOK and I found her death cert. in Dekalb Co. stating she lived in Williams Co.
Kathy Davis, March 31, 2000 - PALMER - RICHIE/RITCHEY - SICKLES - STOCKWELLOrsamus A. PALMER, my 2nd. great grandfather, was born in Canada in 1812. He married Elisabeth E. STOCKWELL. She was born in 1822 in NY. I do not know where or when they were married. Their first child Mannery, Butler "Emery" PALMER was born Sept. 2, 1844 in Williams Co. He married Margaret Melvina RICHIE, daughter of William RICHIE and Mary SICKLES. Margaret was born March 14, 1855 in Williams Co. Orsamus and Elisabeth had a second son named Sidney (?) b. 1848 in Steuben Co., IN. Sidney, was listed on the 1850 census, but not on the 1860 census, so we think he may have died. Searching for Orsamus's parents name and related family. Family names I am searching for are PALMER, RICHIE, (also spelled RITCHEY by other descendants), and SICKLES.
Timothy Abel, April 1, 2000 - DODGE familyI'm looking for burial information for Joel P. DODGE and Mary Ann DODGE. Mary Ann died in 1905 and Joel after. I think they may be buried in West Unity.
Sandy, April 3, 2000 - MOSS surnameJoseph MOSS first found in Williams Co. in census 1840. He was married to Mary JONES in Ross Co. in 1816. Children of this marriage:Maria, Mary, Henry (my ancestor), Berthema, Joseph, Malinda, Lucinda, MinervaHenry MOSS, my g-g-grandfather was born in Adelphi, Ross Co., OH and came to Williams Co. as a small boy. He married Sarah Ann SHORTHILLin 1843. Sarah's parents were Thomas SHORTHILL and Elizabeth. Elizabeth's last name unknown. Thomas SHORTHILL came to Williams Co. in 1830's and I believe he stayed there until his death. I have been unable to find his death date or where he is buried. Thomas' brother also came to Williams Co. His name was James SHORTHILL and was married to Elizabeth BECHTOL.
Eldon Hills, April 3, 2000 - BARNHART brothersDesire information on the three BARNHART brothers:John B., who married Margaret HARTMichael, who married Hariet BOBEWilliam, who married Elizabeth BOBEThey lived in Williams County and are all buried in Floral Grove Cemetery. Have much information to share with you!
Eldon Hills, April 3, 2000 - Joseph CUMMINS Family
Eldon Hills, April 3, 2000 - Stephen Becket McKELVEY family
Eldon Hills, April 3, 2000 - Levi VanFOSSEN Family
Eldon Hills, April 3, 2000 - Jacob LIBEY Family
Desire information on Jacob LIBEY b. abt 1823 in Pa. who married Ann ROCKWELL on 30 July 1835 Williams Co. Oh. and had following children: Jacob jr (1836) - Samuel (1839) - Mary (1841) - Larry (1849) and Lerry (1849). He served 3 years in the Ohio State prison in 1857. He had other family members who lived in Williams Co.
Carolyn Bulgey, April 3, 2000 - FARNHAM - PORTER
I am looking for information about the Porter family members who married into the Farnham family in Edgerton, Ohio as follows: Martha C. Porter, b. 1848, m. Myron Farnham in 1866 Charles G. Porter, b. 1855,m. Inez Farnham Martha and Charles were children of Alvaro Porter and Amanda Anderson. They were born in Pulaski, NY and moved to Oswego, NY before the above marriages. The family also lived in Big Rapids MI ca. 1871 - 1885. Does anyone know what happened to these couples, their offspring, or parents of the Farnhams?
Linda Stewart, April 4, 2000 - GIBBENS - JOBES - MUNDAY/MUNDY
My great grandfather, Andrew Jackson GIBBENS, was born in Nov 1844 in Bronson, Branch Co, MI. He lived in Williams Co, OH with his parents Frederick GIBBENS and Ann (FERRIER) GIBBENS in 1860. He joined the Civil War in Michigan City, IN. He married Elizabeth JOBES in 1867 in Camden, Hillsdale Co, MI. He had a child, Francis, in 1868 (I don't know if this is a male or female). He had a daughter, Bertha, in 1872. They were born in either Williams Co, OH or Hillsdale Co, MI.Elizabeth and Andrew were divorced in 1877 in Williams Co, OH. The next I know of him was in 1879 when he married Adella R. TAYLOR, daughter of Dr. James Bishop TAYLOR and Sarah Pricilla HALL, in Williams Co, OH. He was living with Della and Bertha in 1880 according to the census for Williams Co, OH. They must have been divorced (Della didn't die until 1903) but Andrew remarried in 1884 in DeKalb Co, IN. He married Martha Jane HENDRICKS, daughter of Samuel King HENDRICKS and Martha Jane PRICHARD. Martha and Andrew moved to Smith Co, KS where my grandfather, Verne GIBBENS, and his brother, Henry GIBBENS, were born. They moved to Campbell, Franklin Co, NE where he lived until his death in 1904. Bertha died in her teens. Frederick, Andrew's father, lived in Edon, Williams Co, OH until his death. He was listed on the 1870 Williams Co, OH census as being married to Sarah MUNDAY, widow of John MUNDAY. They were married in 1863. They had a son, Jefferson GIBBENS, in 1866. Also living with them was a son of John and Sarah MUNDAY, George MUNDY (this is how it was spelled on the census). Frederick is buried in West Buffalo Cemetery and Ann in Leggett Cemetery (it used to be named Gibbens Cemetery because he donated land for the cemetery.)
Do you have any information about Andrew GIBBENS, Frederick GIBBENS, Francis GIBBENS, John MUNDAY, Sarah MUNDAY, Elizabeth JOBES or Jefferson GIBBENS? Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Linda, April, 6, 2000 - Mrs. Foster SEIGEL/SIEGEL I am searching for Mrs. Foster SEIGEL/SIEGEL who lived in West Unity in 1935. She was the daughter of Catherine KLINE and Davis CAMRON. Can anyone provide any information? Thank you.
Fred Charles, April 6, 2000, - CHARLES - KING My great grandfather, Caleb G. CHARLES, died June 29, 1868. I am assuming it was in Williams County. The death date appears in my g-grandmother's obituary. She married a Dostor KING in 1870 in Bryan. I have been looking for a long time for Caleb and where he came from, I would really appreciate any information.
Carol Clark, April 6, 2000 - MOORE - LEWIS I have a bunch of ancestors from Edgerton, Ohio. Some are buried in the Clarksville Cemetery. My grandfather, Donald Vernor MOORE was born there on May 2, 1871.. Samuel MOORE married Nancy LEWIS, who was born in Edgerton on Feb. 10, 1845. Her mother was a WANNAMAKER, who was born on Dec. 27,1819. Had 8 children. Wonder if any left in that area
Jerry, April 6, 2000 - ARNSBERGER I'm looking for information on the Arnsberger Family Line. I have information that Daniel Arnsburger and wife Elizabeth were buried in Boynton Cemetery, Williams County in 1879. Daniel Arnsberger and wife Abigal Barber were married in Williams County in 1851.
Dennis, April 7, 2000 - VAN BUSKIRK Family Web Site: Dendog's Place Would like to exchange information with descendents of Joseph VAN BUSKIRK (1815-1905) and wife Mary Stidger REILLY (1819-1892). Came to Williams County from Tuscarawas County, OH in 1848, settling on farm 5 miles west of Montpelier in Florence Township. Their farm was next door to Joseph's sister Amelia VAN BUSKIRK and her husband David KOLLAR. Children of Joseph and Mary VAN BUSKIRK are: Emaline b. abt. 1840, married George BORDNER George b. 1842, married Lydia Ann CUNNINGHAM 1867, died 1931 in Akron, OH Anna b. 1844, married William Clark ADAIR 1865, died 1871 Williams County Andrew b. 1846, died 1851 Williams County Simon b. abt. 1848 Leander, b. abt. 1852. married Elizabeth REESE 1872 Thomas, b. abt. 1856 Lowrie, b. 1858, married Izora OLMSTEAD 1883, died near Pottersville, Michigan 1933 Alice, b. 1860, married John S. THOMAS 1895, died 1901 in Williams Co.
Howard Graves, April, 8, 2000 - Henry BRICKER Seeking information on Henry BRICKER who came to Williams county 1840-1855 to learn to be a blacksmith. He was a member of the German Reformed Lutheran Church. Any information would be appreciated.
Darrell Allomong, April, 8, 2000 - ICKES - SMITH Searching for information about Calvin and Angie SMITH. Calvin, born Jun 24, 1868, married Sophia ICKES of Angola, IN, about 1897, and they had a daughter, Imo Ruth SMITH, born Jul 31, 1899 in Edon, Ohio.
Pamela, April 10, 2000 - WILL surname Neva WILL (1898 - 1987) Howard WILL (1896 - 1967) These names were in my mothers papers and was wondering about the relation. Any information would be great.
Phyllis White, April 14, 2000 - GEBHARD, MARTIN, TROFFER, etc.
Looking for information on Mathias MARTIN, father of William MARTIN. (William was born 6 June 1809 in Cumberland County, PA. and was married to Maria HAHN). Looking for parents of Peter TROFFER, b.abt. 1801 in France (prob Alsace area). He died in 1865 and is buried in Edgerton, Williams Co., OH. Peter md. Kathryn GEBHARD, b. 1802 in France (Alsace area). She died in 1865 in Edgerton, OH. Their children were: Mary--b. 1830, md. Michael SCHACK Matthew--b.abt. 1839 John--b. abt. 1839 md. Delila COY in 1867 in Defiance Co. Ignatius--b. abt. 1843 Victoria--b. 1844, md. Xavier MILLER in 1867 Louisa--b. 1846
Also looking for information on Elmer GREENWOOD who md. Susan MARTIN (b. 1842)--dau. of William and Maria (HAHN) MARTIN. Looking for information on Michael SCHACK--prob. b. in France (Alsace) abt. 1825. He and his wife, Mary (TROFFER) crossed the Atlantic in 1849. Michael died soon after their arrival. Their daughter, Mary, was born in 1850 and md. Louis GEBHARD in 1876. Mary TROFFER / SCHACK md. Frank A. DIETSCH abt. 1852/53.
Sue Hart, April 18, 2000 - ELY, etc.
My Williams/Fulton Co. Surnames: William C. ELY-1803-1861 m. Sarah Jane CAMPBELL-1806-1895, Joanna ELY-1828-1883 m. Stilla (Stilley) HUFFMAN-1824-?, William Campbell ELY-1832-1904 m. Martha Jane BIRD-1837-1903, Sarah ELY-1833-1919 m. Nathan GORSUCH-1831-1908, Rev. Levi ELY-1835-1913 m. Sarah Jane EARICK-1836-1912 d/o ?Daniel EARICK and Nancy ?, Nelson L. ELY-1838-1864 died in a Cleveland US Hosp. of injuries sustained in war, Mary Jane ELY-1843-? WA John W. HOFFMAN-1839-?, Margaret Ann ELY-1844-?, Lucretia Viola ELY-1847-? m. John IAMS-1843-?,
Other names linking to my family: BORTON-PANCOST-FISHER- and several others.
Linda Wilbur, April 23, 2000 - HOLLINGSHEAD, etc.
I desperately need vital data and family information for a William HOLLINGSHEAD. This William was married to Louisa MYRINDA on 26 November, 1810 or 1820 in Athens Co., OH. He went to Jackson Co., OH (where one Daniel Hollingshead sold him some land in 1816), then to Williams Co.,OH.According to my source, he is supposed to have died in Williams Co. in 1841. She also says that he was a War of 1812 veteran. One of his probable children was my great-great grandfather, Nathaniel Hollingshead. Nathaniel married Charlotte SPAKE 10 November, 1849 in Williams Co. I feel that I am on the right track as Louisa Hollenshead, age 77, was living with Nathaniel and his family in the 1870 census for Camden, Hillsdale Co., MI. I have had a very difficult time finding parents for Nathaniel because - even though he died in 1893 - there seems to be no existing Michigan death record for him. Any assistance anyone can give me with this thorny genealogical problem would be greatly appreciated. I will also share what I have on the family with any interested party.
Alice, April 24, 2000 - HARRIS, MATTOCKS
Would like information on David HARRIS born about 1823 in Williams Co., Ohio.> Eliza Jane MATTOCKS born about 1826 in PA. Daughter Mary born about 1848 in Ohio. Son Edward born about 1849 in Ohio. Son John born 1853 in Ohio. Daughter Nancy born about 1855 in Ohio.
Denise Bunker, April 30, 2000 - BUNKER
I am research the BUNKERs-I have a John BUNKER on the 1850 Federal Census, in Superior Township. His family listed is Betsy (wife), Nelson, William (my husbands line), Caroline and Harrison. William died in Huntington County, Indiana in 1898.I am interested in any information on this family. Part of this family moved to Branch County, Michigan. Thank you for your help.
Don, May 14, 2000, BANKEY, GASKILL
I'm at a brick wall with my grandmothers side of the family. Her Maiden name is Augusta BANKEY.She was born May 1, 1887. She was married in Montpelier, Ohio on 12/24/1907 to Ellery Ford GASKILL. I cannot find anything out on her mother and father.Could you help me find out who her parents were and her siblings. I was told her mother died ??? when she was very young. Then her father remarried to ??? then he died ??? . Then her step mom remarried to ??? and her new husband would not let her step children live with them. This is what I was told. But nobody could give me any names.
Shelly, May 17, 2000 - BILLOW
I need your help...I have "rescued" an old photograph of LottieBILLOW but I haven't been able to find any living relatives. The photograph was taken at a studio in Bryan, OH, likely sometime in the 1880's when Lottie was an infant. I'd like to find Lottie's family and return the photograph.
Jonathan Wert, May 24, 2000 - WERT, WIRT, WERTZ, WIRTH
I would like to exchange information with anyone researching these surnames in Williams County, OH, particularly those that moved from PA to Williams County between 1800-1840. www.mdi-wert.com
Mike Keefer, May 26, 2000 - CURTIS, CRAGLE
I would appreciate information for Shelby CURTIS. I don't know if he died in Williams County, but he married Sarah A. CRAGLE in Williams County on 27 January 1867, and he may have died on 18 June 1873 (I am not 100% certain that date is accurate -- I admit my information is sketchy). Thank you in advance.
Shelley, May 26, 2000 - RICHARDSON
I am looking for information regarding John L. RICHARDSON and/or Delia RICHARDSON.I believe both of them lived and died in Pioneer, Williams County, Ohio. Thank you.
firstname.lastname@example.org, May 27, 2000 - POOL
I am hoping that someone out there has some information on Banister and Mary POOL. They are listed in the Center, Williams, OH 1850 Census as coming from Virginia and Pennsylvania. Any information would be appreciated.
Nicky, May 29, 2000 - MERCHANT, etc.
I had a great-grandaunt that I would like to know more about. Her name was Susanna NORIGON and she married a Isaac Thomas MERCHANT, born in 1840 in Williams Co., Edon, Florence Twp. I know that Isaac moved to Tuscarawas Co. and married Susanna in 1869 because of the marriage and census records. However, Isaac, died young, in 1883 and is buried at the West Union Cemetery in Ulrichesville, Tuscarawas Co. Ohio. Susanna MERCHANT is still living in Tuscarawas Co. in the 1900 census with one child, William MERCHANT, age 20. Susanna disappears after 1900, and I would like to know what happened to her. Since, Isaac was born in Williams County, I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the Merchant family, that might give me a clue to Susanna? I know that Isaac's parents were James MERCHANT and Hannah CONDON. Thanks for any help.
Richard, May 31, 2000 - SPURGEON
I am looking for Amon or Ester Ann SPURGEON. Thank You.
Alice Smith, June 1,2000 - HARRIS, MATTOCKSFrom the Williams Co. Marriage Books: HARRIS, David W. to MATTOCKS, Eliza Jane 28 June 1847 Vol 2:98
From the 1850 Census of Williams Co. Pulaski Twp., Harris, David W. 27, farmer, b. OH
Eliza, 24, b. PA
Mary, 2, b. OH
Edward, 2/12, b. OH
Ted White, June 3, 2000 - CALKINS
Looking for descendents of Consider D. CALKINS, born 1835 in either NY or PA, who came from Corning, NY in the mid to late 1800s to Stryker, Ohio. He was the son of Friend and Demmis TURNER CALKINS, brother to Mary, Emily, Justus, and Peter. Any info. would be helpful.
Lois Henry, June 4, 2000 - HENRY
I am looking for the place of death for Jacob HENRY who died 18 Oct 1905. I am wondering if he was sent to a Veterans facility in his elderly years and I would like to know where that might be? It's possible that he died in Williams County but not having his death registered. Does anyone know??
email@example.com, June 9, 2000 - DOUGLASS
My g-grandfather David Charles DOUGLASS married Jane (VAUGHN) Douglass early 1860's my grandfather John William DOUGLASS married Gladys (WOOD) Douglass early 1880's ,possibly Williams Co., Ohio. Will exchange info on these ancestors.
Alice Sprankell Bauer, June 13, 2000 - SPRANKELL
I would like some information on my aunt and uncle, Jessie and William SPRANKELL who lived in Montpelier. I would like to obtain copies of their death certificates, obituaries and location of where they are buried. Thank you in advance for your help in this matter.
June Pierceall, June 13, 2000 - WILLIAMS, COY
I am searching Francis Wilson WILLIAMS who may have been born in Williams county in 1826. Possible parents were Edward WILLIAMS and Susanna COY.
John Kohl, June 14, 2000 - HARBAUGH, KOHL
One of my ancestors, John HARBAUGH (b. 1818 in Germany) lived in Williams County and is supposedly buried at Gimlet Hill in Metz, Ohio.I have a lot of information about KOHLs from Williams and Fulton Counties (and from Steuben County, IN), if anyone is interested.
Mike, June 23, 2000 - SASSER- GRAVES
I am seeking information on a Leander F Sasserand his wife Sarah. They are both buried in Fountain Grove Cemetery in Pulaski Twp (Williams County, Ohio) I believe they might be the parents of my GGrandmother Idella Eleanor Sasser who she married aDallas Franklin Graves. Leander F Sasser 1861 - 1940 Sarah E Sasser 1868 - 1946 My G-Grandmother also had 2 sisters named Hazel and LeDee. Any Help would be appreciated. I am having trouble finding any information on the Sasser line.I was told that Sarah was Mohawk Indian.
Allen Langstrom, July 7, 2000 - VAN WORMER, etc.
Matthew VanWormer lived in St. Joseph twp. as early as 1850, probably earlier. Had a very large family. Married Polly Westbrook. Polly buried in Edgerton. My ancestor is their dtr Emeline, b. 1824. Married Nathaniel VanOrder in LaPorte, IN 1846. Nathaniel and Emeline VanOrder had 3 sons: Americus b. 1848, Henry b. 1851(2), Charles b. 1854(5). It appears that Emily traveled back home to be with her parents at the timeof each of the three births. Multiple records indicate that Emily's sons were all born in Williams County OH. Looking for the location of the family farm, burial place of Matthew VanWormer and his dtr Emeline Van Wormer Van Order Olmsted. Any Help greatly appreciated.
Blake A. Willey, July 9, 2000 - GAMBER, KUNEY/COONEY
I am interested in all information concerning Williams County members of the KUNEY/COONEY and GAMBER families.
Mike Naughton, July 9, 2000 - BETZ, MANON, McDOWELL,
I am researching my G-Grandfather, Horatio Clarence McDowell. The information I have is that he was born in Center township, Williams Center, Williams Co. Ohio Jan. 06 1851. He died Jan.11 1945 in Petoskey, MI.He married Rebecca Frances Manon, b.Jan 03 1859 in Ohio ( I do not know where) died May 13 1912 in Petoskey MI, her parents were Jacob Manon and Elizabeth Betz. Because of the timing of his birth, and the census,and general lack of record keeping I have had no luck at all in even finding any proof of his existence. And I know he did, but I do not have the access to any place that may have some type of information. Is there any way that you may be able to help me find something that will allow me to continue. I have been at a standstill for 3 yrs.
Joann, July 12, 2000 - DAVIS
I am looking for the Jacob Davis family. He was born Sept. 10,1847 and died Dec 29,1891. He married Almiria Wilson and had several children but only two made it to adulthood and only one married. Jacob Davis was a twin to Issac Davis and I know that he had more borther & sisters. I understand they resided in Edgerton and he is suppose to be buried at the Maple Grove cemetery. I can't seem to find this family and need help. Thank You, Joann
Phyllis White, July 16, 2000 - GEBHARD, TROFFER
Looking for information on Peter TROFFER and Kathryn GEBHARD. Peter d. 3 Jul 1865. Kathryn d. 6 Jan 1865. Peter came from Alsace area of France to the Williams/Defiance County area in 1850.
Marietta Pickell, Aug. 10, 2000 - BECHTOL, PICKEL/PICKLE
I am trying to find more information on a George Bechtol who was married to Ella Pickle (1865-1938). They are both buried in Riverside Cemetery and they had four children, Ward, Verlie, Glenna and Gay. I knowsome of the Bechtol's moved to Nebraska along with some the Pickel/Pickle/Pickell family. Any help is appreciated, thank you.
Larry Richards , Aug. 12, 2000 - ADAMS, BLY
I am researching the Adams surname from Defiance or Williams Co., OH. My Grandfather, Marion Adams, was born 31 Mar 1880 Williams Co., His parents are Abraham Adams and Virginia Bly-Adams, births and deaths unknown.
Paul McFarland, Aug. 23, 2000 - AMES, PERSONS, SEVERENCE, SPENCER
I am doing research on Delbert William PERSONS. Delbert Persons was allegedly born on 04 Oct 1878 in Woodbridge Township [sic], Unknown County, Ohio. Delbert was the son of Silas and Amelia (née SEVERANCE) Persons. Delbert married Mary Ellen AMES on 07 Jan 1906 at the Parsonage in West Unity, Williams County, OH. Mary Ellen was born on 05 May 1890, the daughter of William and Cynthia (née SPENCER) AMES. Place of (birthplace unknown, but thought to be Williams County, OH). Delbert died on 19 May 1959 in Hillsdale, MI. Mary Ellen died 21 Oct 1964 in Hillsdale, MI.
Can anyone locate Woodbridge Township or give me a close approximation of what a township with a similar sounding name might be?
Kathleen Choi, Aug. 23, 2000 - CLARK
Anson CLARK came with Thomas CLARK to LaGrange Co., Indiana. According to The History of LaGrange Co., they were
previously residents of Ohio and came "up through the Black Swamp on the Dayton road." That would suggest they either resided or
passed through Williams Co. Can anyone tell me anything about these men, particularly Anson CLARK. I have an ancestor by
that name who married in LaGrange Co. & then disappeared! Thanks in advance for any assistance.
Shaun Davey, Aug, 26, 2000 - BALMAN
I am a researcher from Wales, U.K. and wonder if you can help. I have recently found an advertisement (cut from a newspaper) stuck
in an old family bible. This is what it says: "Mr. BALMAN, the cutter is fully up with the times in style, and being a skilled workman
himself suits never fail to fit. My tailors are masters of the trade and I feel perfectly justified in warranting satisfaction in quality, style
and fit. LONGS' BLOCK, BRYAN, Ohio " I know nothing more but assume he married one of my ancestors and they left Devon,
England to settle in the U.S.A. at the end of the 19th century. I would be most grateful for any information or help you can supply.
Shannon Flewelling, Aug. 26, 2000 - THOMAS
Shannon found this tombstone from Melbern/Neidhardt Cemetery, Center Twp., it reads: Wesley, son of S. & Barbary Thomas
Died Nov. 13, 1851, 1mo. 24 d's.
Victoria Toler, Aug. 27, 2000 - DECK, NEER
George Deck was in William's Co., Oh. George married Sarah Ann Neer June 8,1847. I am his grt grt grand-daughter. We have had
a hard time putting ours into place. I just recently moved near Williams Co. but am in Indiana. My George was born in Huntingdon Co.,
Pa from what his obit says. I have copied marriages and census' on my Deck's from 1850 on.
Wendell Spencer, Aug. 30, 2000 - AMSBAUGH,
AYERS, FLORA, SPENCER
G G grandfather David F.Spencer brought his family to Fayette Village in 1845-just across the Fulton co. line. We have at least 3 surname
relatives in Williams Co.- Flora, Ayers, and Amsbaugh.
Mimi Dittenhafer, Aug. 31, 2000 - DITTENHAFER, SHOUP
Joseph Dittenhafer, b. about 1825, was the son of Christian Dittenhafer (1788-1878) of Adams County, Pennsylvania. Joseph
Dittenhafer m. Susan Shoup in 1865. Joseph and Susan lived in Florence, Williams Co., OH and had at least 2 children: Nancy b. 1866
and Aba b. 1873.
Hortense Wilkinson, Sept. 4, 2000 - FISH, WINTER
Need siblings, parents, any info abt Fish and Winter families living in Brady township ca 1860-70 and probably later. P.O. was Stryker.
John W. Fish & wife Ruth, William H. Fish & wife Harriet Winter, David Fish, John Winter families. Believe John W. Fish's son
was John H. Fish.
Charlene Bauer, Sept. 4, 2000 - FARLEY
I am looking for the Farley family who lived in Williams County in the early 1900's. I found reference to Anna Farley who passed away
in Williams County on December 29, 1919.
Bill Cooley, Sept 14, 2000 - DOWNS, ROGERS
Seeking info on family of C. Grafton and Sarah DOWNS. He died in Wiliams Co. in 1906, having been born in Maryland in 1817.
I am seeking possible identity to family of a C. G. DOWNS (believed to be Charles G.) and wife, former Sarah ROGERS, who had lived
in Seneca County, Ohio, according to 1850 census. This Sarah ROGERS was one of six children of Thomas ROGERS of Seneca
County who had immigrated From England c. 1819 and settled in Anne Arundel County, MD. This Seneca County DOWNS family
had five children from 1836 to 1844 Stephen, William, Thomas, Charles, and Mary.
MaryLynne Farrell, Sept. 18, 2000, BARE/BEAR, BROWN, MEGARAH
I am looking for the family of George Megarah. He lived in Williams County, Mill Creek Twp 1904. His Mother, Abigail Brown,
married second Joshua Bear/Bare. Abigail and Joshua had 3 daughters, Lydia Rebecca b.1843,Mary Jane b. 1845 and Eliza
Hadessa b.1846. These daughters would be 1/2 sisters to George. Did his Mother Abigail live with him after Joshua's death?
Valderine Zudell, Sept. 18, 2000 - OWENS, WRIGHT
Looking for info. on Thomas WRIGHT and Nancy Jane (OWENS) WRIGHT, parents of Minnie Mae WRIGHT, born in West Unity,
Ohio in 1887. I think there was a son Albert WRIGHT also. Maybe more unknown children. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Jackie Arntz, Sept. 20, 2000 - ARENTZ, ARENS, ARNTZ, RICE
Seeking information on John and Elizabeth (RICE) ARNTZ who came to Williams County about 1827-1828, after their marriage in
Stark County. Stayed until 1856 then migrated to Michigan. Would be interested in exchanging information.
Kidwiler@aol.com, Sept. 24, 2000 - LAMPRECHT/LAMBRIGHT, GRUBB/GRUBBS, ETC.
Timothy M. LAMPRECHT/LAMBRIGHT 1847-1902 married c.1870 Sarah Jane GRUBB/GRUBBS 1852-1917. She died
May 25, 1917, Superior Twp., Williams Co. and is buried at Cogswell Cemetery. Their children Mary Ellen 1870-1938 married
Willis Henry FRISBIE and Lorenso F. MICHAELS; John Calvin 1873-1936 married Mary Ellen TURNER; Cora 1879-1966
married Andy Morton FOWLER; William born c.1882 married ?
Alvin Chappuis, Sept. 27, 2000 - CHAPPUIS
I am trying to find information on the Chappuis family who settled in Ohio. EtienneChappuis Moved there with three brothers in the early 1800's.
Roger Cusick, Sept. 27, 2000 - HAGGERTY
Researching Haggerty family in Pioneer. James Haggerty was a Jeweler. Brother Blair Haggerty was a physician and "surgeon" see City Directory.
AGR16TER@aol.com, Oct. 4, 2000 - CUMMINGS
Can anyone help me find records of my grandmother, Winifred Katherine Cummings, b. 1890 in Bryan, and her parents, Maurice Cummings
and Corabelle Raseley Cummings, no birth or marriage dates known?! Supposedly, Maurice Cummings was one of the "Gas House Gang",
who brought gas to Toledo. Winifred had a brother, Harold Cummings, b. date unknown.
Joan Bray, Oct. 9, 2000 - CAMPBELL
My gg grandfather John Campbell was born in Ohio in 1823 according to an 1860 census. He possibly came from a Williams County, OH
family. John was a doctor. He married a Charity______ also born in OH. They moved to Huntington County, IN some time before 1850
where their first son was born in that year (Adelbert). They had several more children Araminta (1853), John (1856), Rolla (1859), Charity
(1861, my g grandmother) Charity preceded John in death (1861?). John is said to have died in 1866 falling from a boat and drowning.
If any of this sounds familiar, would love any further information.
Dale Myers, Oct 10, 2000 - MYERS
We are looking for George Myersborn in Pa c 1800-1840 lived in Williams County abt 1840 -? wife name Isballe 10 children oldest child
James b pa abt 1840-50
Kathy Davis, Oct. 12, 2000 - PALMER, PEESO
PALMER, JOSEPH b. 1785, md. Sally Peeso. Joseph was the father of ORSAMUS, ORRA H., CAROLINE, MARY A. TIRZA,
NANCY M., ORRIS, RACHEL, ELIZABETH, SIDNEY AND LYDIA. I am looking for the father of Joseph Palmer. Joseph's
parents may have been Loyalists. Some of Joseph's children are born in Canada and some in NY. I am also looking for the link between
this family and the family of Cyrenous Palmer who is also in Willaims Co in the 1850's. I am sure they are related, I just do not know
how. Any little clues will be appreciated.
Ken Roberts, Oct. 12, 2000 - BLAIR, POULSON
James Poulson maried Marie Blair sometime around 1870. They had a daughter named Vada, b. that same year I don't know where),
and another named Rachel, born in 1874 in Madison Township (parents residence was Mill Creek), Williams Co. Vada's marriage cert.
of 1927 (second marriage, Steuben Co., IN) indicates her mother still living, in Bryan. I have checked with both the Williams Co. and
Steuben Co. (across the state line) courthouses but can find no record of Maria's or James' death. Any help would be greatly apreciated.
Jeanine Downer, Oct. 20, 2000 - SPELLMAN, INGRAM, KUTTLER, etc.
I am searching for Robert Ingram Spellman b.1868 Edon,OH married Katherine (Kuttler) 1904 she died 1924 Edon,OH They had a son
Marion Ingram Spellman b. Edon, OH 7-29-1911 Marion was about 13 yrs. old when his Mom died. Robert and Marion moved somewhere,
perhaps Detroit/Dearborn Area. Robert Spellman's father, William Alonzo Spellman, b.1832 Medina County, Wadsworth, OH or Summit
County , he died 1908 Edon, OH. Robert's mother, Mary Elizabeth (Ingram) b.1836 Wayne County OH Died 1917 Edon, OH. Robert
had 2 brothers: William Edward Spellman b.1863 Edon, OH Died 1929 Ennis, TX; also Alva John Spellman b.1870 Edon,OH Died 1921
Edon,OH. Alva married Bertha (Sayres) they had 1 daughter, my mother, Bertha Merle Spellman. (Merle Kuckuck). Bertha died 9 days
after my mom was born in Cleveland Hospital . Looking For Robert Ingram Spellman's last location and burial place, (did he re-marry)
and his son Marion Ingram Spellman's last location and burial place.
Shelly Cardiel, Oct. 21, 2000 - KRABILL
I've "rescued" an old photograph of Florence KRABILL taken at the J.E. Beach Studio in Bryan, Williams County, Ohio. The photograph
was likely taken in the early 1900's and Florence appears to be about 15 years of age at the time. I believe this may be Florence L. KRABILL
who was born in Wisconsin 16 March 1890 and died in San Diego County California 21 June 1974. Since she was still using this name at the
time of her death I'm guessing she may have never married. If you are a member of this KRABILL family or know someone who might
be related, please contact me. I'd like to find Florence's family and return the photograph, lovely photos like this one belong with family,
deserve to be passed from generation to generation.
LKMMitten@aol.com, Oct. 22, 2000 - OSBORN
Requesting information on Joseph Miles OSBORN, born Conn. Oct 25, 1824 and died at the battle of Chickamauga Sept. 20, 1863.
Was he married? Any children? What Ohio unit did he serve in?
Akerdehn@aol.com, Oct. 24, 2000 - STEINGASS
Looking for Johann STEINGASS who emigrated from Germany in Oct. 1883.
Marvin Philo, Oct. 26, 2000 - PHILO
I am trying to find out more about my grandfather. He was born Franklin Norris Philo on January 7, 1868 in Bryan, Ohio.
3021 Nikol St. , Sacramento, Ca 95826-4127. I will send stamped envelope, re-imburse any expenses incurred. Thanks.
Donald Durr, Oct. 26, 2000 - NEEDHAM, GRANDY, PIERCE
I am not sure whether it was Willaims or Defiance Cty in 1860. I am looking for Edwin Needham and sister Hattie
(Harriet Needham). He married Esther Grandy. She married Charles G. Pierce probably of Greene Cty. Their parents
were Truman and Maranda Needham.
Judy Bancroft Settlemier, Oct. 27, 2000 - BANCROFT, WILBUR, SCHAEFFER
Looking for more information on my g-grandfather William F. Bancroft. He was a school teacher and lived in the Williams County area
at least 15 years before he died in 1861. He was buried in Stryker, at Aoyington (Boynton?) Cemetery. Wife Sarah J. Wilbur who
married a second time to J.W. Schaeffer (1869) and lived in Ridgeville Corners. William and Sarah had the following children Henry W.,
Absolum T., John E., Sarah M., Clariss J., Wilford D. (my grandfather), Mary Suzannah, and Daniel. I have various bits of information
about many of those listed above, but am still looking for a city in New York where William and/or Sarah were born. "New York" is all I have.
Toni Britton, Oct. 29, 2000 - CLARK, HOSTETTER
I'm looking for lost family members! Thomas Hostetter b. abt 1881, b. IN., and his brother George C. Both moved to Kunkle OH
after their father died in 1906. I found them on the 1910 census. Thomas was with his wife Lizzie, Elizabeth Clark, mar. 1906 in
Alvordton. It is believed they had a daughter. George C. was living with Jacob Burkholder, as a boarder. Would like to hear from
anyone that may have info on these people.
Alice Srackangast, Oct. 30, 2000 - DAYWALT, MYERS
This is in response to Dale Myers' query. We are related to George and Isabelle Daywalt Myers through their daughter
Barbara. George died in 1880 and Isabelle in 1886. I have 11 children listed Jessie (b.1838 PA), George, William, Samuel,
Emily, Barbara (b.1851 OH), Daniel, Alexander, John, Rachel, and Simon. Several of the children ended up in Michigan.
I would be willing to share what I have.
Burt Fuller, Oct. 31, 2000 - DERTZ
I'm looking for any information on Hannah Dertz (Dietz, Wertz) that married Simon Thomas November 28, 1844 in Williams Co., Ohio.
Know via census her parents were from Pennsylvania.
Kim Jelinek, Nov. 2, 2000 - ANNETT,DeBOLT
I am searching for Harmon J. Annett. From his step-sister's obituary (Florence Annett Reams Woods) back in 1938 it said he lived
in Stryker, Ohio. Now Stryker is in Williams Co., right? Harmon was born to William and Lozina (Debolt) Annett Feb. 8 1874 in
Hiller township, Centerburg, Knox Co. This is all the information I have on him and I would like to find more.
Jenifer (Dintaman) Selwa, Nov. 4, 2000 - HOUSER/BARNHART
1. David HOUSER. Born in 1835 in Holmes County, Ohio? David died in West Unity, Williams, Ohio about 1866, he was 31.
On 7 February 1856 when David was 21, he married Susanna BARNHART, in Williams County, Ohio. Born around 1839.
They had the following children;
i. Addison B.. Born about December 1856.
ii. Effie Jane (1860-1928)
iii. Lillie May. Born about 1865.
I have obtained a 100+ page guardianship file on Effie Jane and her siblings in Wayne County, for the apparent death of David
and/or Susanna in 1866. Effie married Samuel DINTAMAN in 1879 in Wayne County (my 2G grandparents), which is how
I found it there. The paperwork refers to a lot that was owned by David in West Unity at the time of his death and was sold.
The guardian was Addison, and referenced to a residence in Iowa. Money was dispersed to the children when they reached legal age.
Sherry Norton, Nov. 4, 2000 - THRONE, TAYLOR
Seeking descendants of Emanuel THRONE (b 1836) and Margaret Jane TAYLOR(1837-1888 d Williams Co), children Arabella,
Catherine, Dot, Jefferson, R., Warren L. and Viola J.
Mary Kenney, Nov. 10, 2000 - McDONALD, BARNHILL
I am seeking information on a Robert McDonald who married Maria Barnhill March 7, 1840, Williams Co. Ohio. He died in
Williams Co. but I don't know when he died or where he is buried. He may have died between 1859-1861. Children were:
Nancy, Susan, Mary, Margaret, Robert, Maria , William (died at birth). Maria remarried to a Caspin and had a daughter I
was told by the name of Alice.
B Clark, NOV. 12, 2000 - PETERS, STARKWEATHER
I am seaching for information about James Peters and Sophia Starkweather. James Peters was from Williams Co and
Sophia was from New York. They were married there July 4, 1839 and lived there until at least about 1846 when their daughter
Catherine Ann Peters was born. They moved to Michigan shortly after that. I am looking for the parents of James and Sophia.
Ken Fawley, Nov. 15, 2000 - DONUTT, NEWCOMER, ZUVER
Catherine Donutt was married to Lewis Newcomer in Williams County, Ohio on 2 March, 1841. She was born about 1822,
and is found on the 1880 census of Brady twp. Is there any record of when she died?
Also searching for a record concerning Joseph Zuver, born ca 1797. May have died before 1850.
Mimi Malcolm, , Nov. 15, 2000 - LENARDSONI am looking for information about all of the Lenardsons who lived in Williams County, starting in the 1830's. They moved from
Sandra K. Hutchison, Nov. 22, 2000 - DeHART, SHAFFER, CHAMBERSI am searching for parents of Amanda J.DEHART b. 15 May 1843 Knox Co., OH and H WilliamSHAFFER b. 27 May 1840
Jacki, Nov. 28, 2000 - PIFER, STONER
I am seeking information on the parents or siblings of George F. PIFER and Catherine STONER (1824-1898) who married in
Richland County, Ohio in 1846 and spent the rest of their lives in West Unity.
RICHARD S BOSWELL, Dec 2, 2000 - RUBEL/RUPLE, COOK/ KOCH
Looking for THEOBALD RUBEL and ELIZABETH COOK/KOCH. They resided in Defiance and Williams County.
Theobald's stone is reported to have the birth year 1838, but I believe this is erroneous. One Theobald Rubel appears
in the immmigration lists, aged 47 from Baden, arriving Mar.11, 1867. One source places his marriage probably in
Defiance County, but I believe he married in Germany to Elizabeth Koch (Cook), reportedly born in Germany in 1832---an
Elizabeth Rubel aged 30 arrives in the US Jun.11, 1867, not sure if she is the same. Theobald died Sept.8, 1867 in Pulaski Twp.,
Williams Co., OH and all I have for Elizabeth is she died in Williams Co., in 1910. Known children Christopher, Elizabeth
(married a William Carpenter), and infant son, Jacob (who also appears as Ruple, died Oct.21, 1914, Williams Co), John,
Caroline (born about 1860), and Charles David (born Jan.5, 1870, Bryan, Williams Co. and also appears as Ruple). Charles'
family eventually settled in Hillsdale Co., MI, and have been told the RUBLE family in and around Pioneer, OH is related.
Any info or leads on this family and descendants appreciated.
Karen Borton, Dec. 3, 2000 - DIBERT, SMITLEY, BORTON
Looking for information on this DIBERT family found 1900, OH, Williams Co, Brady Twp DIBERT, Frank head Apr 1860 ag 40
marr 16y b. OH F b.PA M b. VA Ellen R. wife Sep 1850 ag 49 marr 16y 4 chld 3 liv b. NJ F b. NJ M b. NJ SMITLEY, William
stpson Jun 1875 ag 24 marr Oy b. PA F b. PA M b. NJ Etta stpdau Oct 1882 ag 17 marr 0y b. OH F b. OH M b. OH I just came
across this entry on the 1900 census and I believe this is Ellen R.(Rebecca?) Borton, daughter of Charles BORTON and Permelia
SITLEY of Camden County, New Jersey. Would love to know more about the SMITLEY and DIBERT families to fill out this
branch of my tree.
Valerie Hulderman, Dec. 5, 2000 - KING, SCOTT
I am trying to help a friend do some research on her family. Henry W King, born 1842 in Crawford, OH; married Dec 31, 1868
in Williams Co, OH to Amelia Scott; died May 30, 1874 in Edon, Williams Co, OH. His father was William King, b. Oct 21, 1797
(or 10-13-1793) in Zell, Rhine, Bavaria, and died May 19, 1878 in Crawford Co, OH. I need Obits, census, county histories,
or anything else you can find. This info was given to her by a fellow researcher many years ago with no reference info so none
of this info is confirmed.
David L. Norris, Dec. 10, 2000 - NORRIS
Thomas NORRIS, age 38, and wife Nancy, age 33 are in Williams Co. St. Joseph Twp. 1850 census. By 1860 Thomas is in
Kosciusko Co., IN, age 49, with wife Amanda, age 20. Is there any data in Williams Co. to support the death of Nancy NORRIS
1850-1860 or a marriage of Thomas NORRIS to Amanda ? 1850 -1860?? Thomas' mother, Margaret, and brother, Noah,
are buried in Williams Co. KEARNS-SKELTON Cemetery but there is no reading or stone for Nancy. Any assistance appreciated,
Dave Norris in VA
Janice, Dec. 13, 2000 - SCOVILLE
Seeking info on the name SCOVILLE in Bridgewater Township. Specifically, Milo, Myron & Ira SCOVILLE. An "M" SCOVILLE
is listed on the Platt Book records 1904. This "M" Scoville could possibly be a child of Milo or Myron. It has been said that Ira
SCOVILLE may have died in Bridgewater while on a visit to a relative. Ira settled in Rochester, Loraine County and after 1840.
We have not been able to find a record of him. He was born 25 Sept 1766 in Cornwall, CT.
Joyce (Butler) Campbell-Layman, Dec. 14, 2000 - BUTLER, BRINKMAN
James L. Butler, b. 13 Apr 1812,m.Catherine Brinkman,Williams Co, son Charles Ellsworth Butler, b. 5 Feb 1875
Bridgewater, Williams Co. The above individuals are my paternal g.grandparents and grandfather respectively. I have no
information prior to 1897 about when Charles E. Butler moved to Hillsdale County Michigan. Any clues about the Ohio
history of the family would be appreciated. Thank you.
Peg Ostrum, Dec. 19, 2000 - McDOWELL, KIMMEL(L)
Thomas Jefferson McDowell lived in Williams and Defiance Counties. He married Priscilla Kimmel. She died in 1866 and he died
around 1900. Their daughter Matilda Serena married William E. Cochran son of Andrew. Matilda and William both died in Michigan.
Would like information regarding all families.
Shelly Wellmon, Dec. 19, 2000 - MILLER, KIRKINGBURG
Looking for information on the Jacob Miller family. Jacob and his wife, Anna Stover Miller, are buried in the Floral Grove Cemetery
just outside of Pioneer in Williams Co., Ohio. Jacob had several daughters and at least one son, John F. Miller, who is buried beside
his parents. I am a descendant of John. I do believe that John had a brother named Jake or Jacob. John married Arilla Kirkingburg,
eldest daughter of Levi Kirkingburg. Looking for any info on this family.
C. A. Rose, Dec. 26, 2000 - NOLIN, BECK
Milton L. NOLIN (b Iroquois Co., IL) m. Barbara BECK in Montpelier, OH. He is a son of Wm. L. NOLIN & Ruby.
Barbara's parents were Mr. & Mrs. Clyde Beck. Wm. Lester Nolin (Doc) and wife Ruby celebrated their 75th wedding
anniversary 12-7-1997. Does anyone have access to a newspaper account of this event?
Dale,Dec. 27, 2000 - BAKER, JAY, WEASNER
Looking for info on William Moses BAKER, married Florence WEASNER c 1898. Divorced before 1902, she married Everett JAY
c 1902. They had two kids, Fred JAY c 1902 and Emma JAY c 1907. Does anyone know if Fred or Emma are still alive? Florence JAY
was my Great Grandmother.
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