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Donald Young, Jan. 1, 2002 - COFFMAN

According to his death certificate, George Thomas COFFMAN d.2 Nov 1941 in Wauseon and was buried 6 Nov 1941 in Montpelier. Chances are that he was buried in Riverside Cemetery.  Also in the death certificate his wife was named as Fannie who survived. I would appreciate receiving any available information about her.



Benedict R Maryniak, Jan. 5, 2002 - POE, POUCHER

I've discovered that Rev John Poucher - living in West Unity from at least 1877 (and according to my research died there 7-8-1891) - was the Civil War army chaplain who served the longest term - 52 months in the 38th Ohio Infantry and then the 40th US Colored Troops. Is there any other info on him? He married Mercy Poe - a Civil War widow - in 1868 and she died at West Unity 1913. He is frequently confused with a Dr John Poucher who taught at DePauw University, who was also a methodist minister.



James E. Egri, Jan. 8, 2002 - EGRI, SINDEL

My name is James Egri and I am searching for information on my family. I know my grandfather was from Edgerton, Ohio. His name was Earl Sindel. If you have any info, could you please let me know.



Shirley Baker, Jan. 12 & 16, 2002 - HARRIS, SMETZER,

I am researching my great-grandparents, John H. Harris, dob 1862 in West Unity, Williams County and Melissa Smetzer, dob 1868, West Unity, Williams County. They were married in Williams County 29 August 1889 by George (last name not legible on copy of License. He was a Justice of the Peace. If you have any information on either I would be greatly appreciative. My great-grandparents moved to Toledo where they resided at 812 Bartley Place in South Toledo until their deaths. John in 1909 and Melissa in 1954.  Unfortunately I live in Florida and only get back to Toledo once a year. My mother and aunt, both of whom are in their 80's have tried to remember as much as they can about their grandparents but because John died at such an early age, not much was known about even even by my grandfather.

I am researching my great-grandparents, John H. Harris and Melissa Smetzer. They were born in West Unity or Stryker Ohio and were married in West Unity on 29 August 1889. John died in 1909 and Melissa in 1954 both in Toledo, Ohio. They are buried in Forest Cemetery in Toledo. I ran across the 1850 census for Williams County which lists John Harris, his wife Elizabeth and their children. I wondered if one of the older sons might be John H's father, but in looking in "Jan's corner at the geneology of that John Harris, I do see a grandson by the name of John H. but when I went into his site, I found a John Hake and a different birthdate and wife. So I have hit a stone wall. I received a copy of John and Melissa's wedding license and certificate but the probate court said they had not record's of birth. I am hoping that someone in the area who has been researching John Harris might have come across John H. and Melissa. I have gone through some of the census records but can not find any Smetzer's so far. I do remember my grandfather and my great-grandmother talking about some family in Stryker Ohio when I was growing up but do not know any more than that. Any ideas you might have for where I can look next would be greatly appreciated.



Jan Van Vleet Washington, Jan. 19, 2002 - VAN VLEET

I'm researching the Van Vleet family of Ohio. lists a Jacob Van Vleet in the 1860 Madison Township, Williams County Federal census. Would someone mind giving me the data shown for this family on that census? I'd sure appreciate the help. -)



Julie Miller, Jan. 22, 2002 - RHEES

Found these names in the Fountain Grove Cemetery Records. Lot No. 1158

Ortha Rhees, 1886-1913

Anna E. Rhees, 1866-1889

Catherine, Beaty, 1838-1909

Beaty is my family line, but it appears that Catherine lived with the Rhees. Found them several times together, in the Williams Co. Infirmary Records. Interested in any spelling variation.



Julie Miller, Jan. 24, 2002 - WOODALL

Interested in info on John Woodall and Anna E. Woodall who are listed on the 1880c. Bryan, Williams Co. They are listed in the household of Samuel Beatie(63), wife, Catherine(42), Orie,daughter,(11), Margaret L.,(2),John Woodall(11) step-son,Anna E. Woodall(13 step-daughter).



Jane Graettinger, Jan. 29, 2002 - DAILEY, GROSS, HARRIS, etc.

looking for ancestors & descendants of Edward DAILEY who died at Stryker, Springfield Twp., Williams Co. OH June 1884. His wife was Phoebe GROSS. Known children Margery HARRIS; Martha; Charles B.; Samuel H.; Henry;   William; John & George. All born in OH 1837 to 1853. Some family members   buried Lockport Cem., Brady Twp., Williams Co. Spouse names include HARRIS,   BINGHAM, MYERS, WEBBER & MEARS.



Wycoff, Robert J, Feb. 4, 2002 - NOONAN, WYCOFF, ZIGLER, etc.

Cornelius Noonan bought 40 acres of land in Center Township 23 Dec 1864. Cornelius Noonan was born near Dubln, Ireland, in 1832. He married Mary Ann Zigler, born 15 Dec 1831 in Richland County, OH. Cornelius Noonan died in Shelby County, OH in 1866. Mary Ann Zigler Noonan died in Clay Center, KS in 1897.

Robert Wycoff, (Father - James Ray Wycoff, Mother - Dorothy Mae Kennedy)

James Ray Wycoff, (Mother - Orla Gertude Noonan, Father - Ray Pitts Wycoff)

Orla Gertrude Noonan, (Father - James C. Noonan, Mother - Ella Mona Larcom)

James C. Noonan, (Father - Cornelius Noonan, Mother - Mary Ann Zigler)



Lynn Sutter, Feb. 22, 2002 - SUT(T)ER/SUD(D)ER

Looking for Daniel Sutter (Suter) (Suder) or (Sudder) born @1860 in West Unity



Ann Lux, Feb. 23, 2002 - RHODES, SAUNDERS

Searching for the parents of Anna RHODES Saunders. Anna b. 2 Oct 1827 in Elsans, Prussia, was living in Alvordton at time of her marriage to Samuel SAUNDERS in 1851. According to her obit, came to USA in 1839 with her parents, lived hear Cincinatti when first arrived. Any help on finding her parents greatly appreciated.



Ken Dunlap, Feb. 26, 2002 - SIMONS, VAN FOSSEN, MATTESON

My Great Great Grandmother, Julia P. Simons (maiden name) married William T. Van Fossen in Williams Co., OH, in 1860. Previous to that she was married to James Matteson, my GG Grandfather. James and Julia Matteson were listed in the Benton Co., IA, census in 1856. James May be the James Matteson listed in the 1850 Williams Co., OH census. James Matteson died sometime between 1856 & 1860. Any info, especially if James Matteson is buried with Alden Matteson, who died in Williams Co in 1856, would be appreciated.



Suzanne Weiser, March 7, 2002 - LENHART

I am searching for info on Pamilia Viers Lake Lenhart. Possibly in Williams Co., OH when she died in 1864 or 1865. Can any one help me. She would have left at least two known children.



Barbara Fogel, March 4, 2002 - Cooney, Ohio History

I am doing research on Cooney, a dying four corners. At first I was just going to write about the school ( taught there for 2 years, and my daughters went there, as well). But because I live in the area, and because I am sentimental about all of Cooney, I have decided to write about all of this special place. I have read The Hills of Home and the Williams County historical volumes. I plan to talk to some of the "old timers", too. But I would like to come across some printed recollections of life in Cooney, too. My best living source has been Everett Peck, member of the Williams County Historical Society.

I was inspired to write this article after realizing that the Cooney school will close down after one more year; a new school is being built (I teach at Edon). This will be the end of an era and will certainly finalize any hope of keeping Cooney alive (unless someone buys the school building).  Toni McCourt, editor of The Nettle Lake News, has agreed to publish the article for me. I do not know when I will complete the article, but I want to gather as much information as I can so I can get started. I don't have a lot of time to do a lot of running here and there, but I can do a little. If there is  anything you can tell me, please e-mail me as soon as you are able to.  Thanks.



Robert Owen J Hillard, April 1, 2002 - RESLER, SHORTHILL

I have my ggggrandfather John Resler b. 1777 in Mifflin Twp., Juniata, Pennsylvania. He died in Stryker, Willams Ohio and is buried in the old Pulaski Cemetery along with his wife Catharine (Meloy} Resler. Robert Resler's son John is buried there also. I took photos of their stones last August while I was attending the Hillard 89th Reunion in Pioneer, Ohio. I didn't know the Shorthills were there also or I would have taken pictures of them while I was there. The Mary E. is Mary Elizabeth b. 20 January 1846 in Ohio and d. 25 Dec 1846 in Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Robert A. is Robert Alexander b. 18 Sept. 1837 and d. 8 Sept. 1847 , they are Thomas Reuben Shorthill and Elizabeth Neidy's Children. The George Waldo Shorthill I believe is one Thomas Tanyhill Shorthill's Children. Thomas Tanyhill was the son of Thomas Reuben Shorthill who was b. 1801 in Ireland, his wife was Elizabeth Neidy b. 1803 in pennsylvania, daug. of William Neidy who died in 1803 and Catharine Meloy who married John Resler in 1803. I do not have Henry on my list but I am positive he is a relation. Thomas Tanyhill was married to Elizabeth Dunshee. One of the small markers may be for Jane daug. of Elizabeth & and Thomas Reuben Shorthill and a sister to Mary E., b. 23dec 1827 and d. Aug. 1841. I also have a son named Bust b. 1849, but I don't have a death date.

The Children I have listed for Thomas Tanyhill and Elizabeth are Viola b. 1859, Lillian b. 1863, & Charles b. 1865.The Henry who d. 1861, I belive is one of Thomas Tanyhill and Elizabeth's cildren also.



Evelyn Buckingham, April 3, 2002 - FIELDS, BLAIR

Sylvia Myrtle Fields was born 19 Aug 1878 in Edgerton, Williams Co., OH. Her parents were William Fields and Sarah Blair who were mar 27 Sep 1877 in Williams Co. In the 1880 census the family was living in Milford, Defiance Co. William and Sarah had Sylvia and Nancy (b1880). They later had a son Seth. Seth Blair was also living in Milford with his wife, Corrintha and dau Rosa. Seth Blair was Sarah Blairs brother. In Center, Williams Co., was Carrie Fields Mann with her husband Jacob and dau Emma. Sylvia moved to Berrien County, MI. Where is her family?



Lona Hendricks, April 5, 2002 - BRUBAKER, GREEK

I am interested in purchasing or borrowing a book (to copy) written by Leona Landon, Alvordton, Ohio. The book is on the Frederick & Martha (Brubaker) Greek Family. Any info on how I can get this book would be appreciated.



Brent Hider, April 5, 2002 - HIDER, TIPTON

I am researching Peter Hider page 505 b Brady township Williams co. OGS 1880 Ohio Index Results , suspect he would have been born about 1830 , supposed married to Mollie Tipton son Amos Schrock Hider born 1850 West Salem, Wayne co.



Alyce Smith, April 13, 2002 - SCOVILL, etc.

SCOVILL, Ira Bradford & wife Harriett (DENNISON) SCOVILL.

SCOVILL, John Mitchell & wife Lydia Rebecca (BEAR) SCOVILL.

BEAR, Jacob & wife Abigail (BROWN) Bear-MEGARAH.

BROWN, Henry & wife Lydia (SMITH) BROWN.




Jayne Maddy, April 15, 2002 - SNYDER, WILSON

Emma Jane Snyder died 8 June 1936 in Williams Co and is buried in Oakwood Cemetary in Bucyrus. [Another source said July 1936]

She was married to Clark Clemens Snyder and had 2 sons William Ray and Charles Keplinger Snyder. I believe that Emma Jane was first married to William Wilson in Shelby Co. Ohio in 1873. They had a son Thomas L. Wilson who was my great grandfather. I have not been able to find my great grandfather and am hoping that by finding his mother, I can find more information on Thomas L. Wilson. Is there someone who could find Emma Jane's obituary to find out if she was once a Wilson? Or any other information on Thomas L. Wilson?


Becky Hudson-Pye, April 24, 2002 - PHILLIPS, SCHIEBER

I'm researching my great grandmother, Alta Fay Phillips, born 1895 in Monteplier (spelling?), Williams County, OH. Her parents were Aaron Phillips and Mary White, both also born in Ohio. Alta married John Schieber and definitely had two children that I know of, Robert Schieber and Jake Fred Schieber (my grandfather). It is rumored that there were also two daughters but no one really knows for sure. I know that Alta and John moved to Muskegon, Michigan at some point because that's where my grandfather was born in 1933. Please let me know if you know of her or if any of this is familiar to you.



Margaret Bunn, May 1, 2002 - CURRY

Is there any record of Joseph Curry and wife Margaret Kelly Curry's death in Williams County. I am told they were there in 1870 and cannot find them after that. I know his son Francis Marion Curry and his wife Sarah are buried at Edgerton and am trying to find where Joseph and Margaret are buried. They were born in 1803 and 1814.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.



Kay, May 2, 2002 - HAWK, BILLOW, DODD, ELDER

Am Looking for any information on Lovinia HAWK, maiden name, DODD. Born 2, Dec. 1828 Died 5, Aug. 1914. First husband was Valentine BILLOW married about 1851. 2 children born, Eliza V. BILLOW, George V. BILLOW. Second husband, married about 1856, Michael HAWK, 3 children born; Nellie, William Marion, Frank S. Nellie HAWK, married a man with the last name of ELDER. Have been looking for this branch of the family a very long time. Would appreciate any info.



Kristy Jo, May 12, 2002 - LUKE

I am looking for information on Clifford Roy LUKE and his parents. This would be my g-grandfather and g-g grandparents. Clifford Roy Luke b. 17 Aug 1890 in Williams Co, Ohio d. 12 Aug 1975 in Genesee Co Michigan. His parents are David F LUKE and Cora E MUNDY LUKE both possibly born in Williams Co Ohio, but no further on either. I live out of state and am just beginning to do family history research. Any information would be greatly appreciated.



Joe Thompson, May 13, @002 - DAVIDSON, SHORTER

Amanda DAVIDSON, wife of Charles F SHORTER / SHURTER / SHUSTER was living in Montpelier, Ohio in 1917. What became of this family, and were there children?



Agatha Davenport, May 21, 2002 - GILTNER, GISH

I was doing research on Tobias Giltner who was born about 1920 give or take, in Tompkins Co., N.Y. He owned land in Brady Township on the Tifton River, near Lockport, Ohio. I have the census records for 1850, 1860, 1870, for the Williams Co. land, nothing for 1880. In looking over this information and also stopping at the Lockport Mennonite Church I discovered that a Abraham Gish's name kept coming up and discovered that he led a group of people first from Lancaster, Pa., than to a county in Ohio the eastern part, before making his journey to the Lockport area. He apparently had bought a large section of this area of the country. I know that Abraham Gish was born in Lancaster Co., Pa. in 1801 and he died in 1884, he was married to a woman name of Eliza S. they are both buried in Floral Grove Cemetery, West Unity, Ohio. Do you have any knowledge of any history written about this trek from Pa. to Lockport, Ohio, and is there any type of list that names all the people who made the trip with him. I am going to be in Bryan this coming Friday and hopefully can glean more information, I am always unsuccessful in getting into the church at Lockport. Any information you might have concerning either Tobias Giltner, or Abraham Gish would be most helpful.



Tim, May 29, 2002 - SCHERMAN/SHERMAN

I have and I'am searching for more Info. on the German Line of "Scherman's" and "Sherman's" that lived in and around the Williams and Defiance County Ohio area, Most were from Tiffin Township. The line I'am searching are my g., g.g., & g.g.g. grandfather's John Henry Sherman born Feb. 7, 1879 in Tiffin Township and died in 1955. Johann Heinrich (John Henry) Sherman born April 11, 1824 in Wersen,  Nordrhein-Westfahlen Germany, and died March 9, 1881 in Defiance County,  Ohio. Johann Heinrich (John Henry) Scherman born in 1800 and came from Wersen, Nordrhein-Westfahlen Germany, and died in 1875 in Defiance County, Ohio, I have found records of his last name being "Schurmann" in Germany and "Schnemann" on the ships list from the Bremen Packet in 1833, But he spelled his last name as "Scherman" when he died in 1875, and my line ended up being "Sherman". Other Surnames I'am searching are Schnemann, Sherman, Stugemeyer, Ingle, Gier, Daft, Rath, McCauley, Moninger, Bohrer, Nischwitz, Clady, Just to name a few.



Garron M. Woodruff, May 29, 2002 - JACKSON
I'm related to George Washington Jackson buried in Brown Cemetery.



Betty L Clark, May 30, 2002 - McMANEMY

I am looking for information on my McManemy line that lived in Toledo around the 1800's. I think one may have been Wilfred or Wilford who married a Ida Ensign. They had a son named Earle F. in 1885.



Julie Miller, June 1, 2002 - BEATY, MOREY/MONEY

I have great interest in learning more about a George W. Morey or Money. Wife--Elizabeth, Son--Frank M. They were the guardians for several children in my Beaty Family. I feel they may have been associated with an Orphanage in Williams Co.

Would like to know where to obtain information about an Orphanage in Williams Co. maybe Bryan? It was operating in the 1800's.



Robert E. Lambright, July 8, 2002 - LAMBRIGHT,GUNYAN

This is a two "John Lambright" Mystery

My name is Robert Lambright, and I have been researching my family tree. I've gotten most of the info. I need on my direct uplines, but I'm having trouble locating a death date and burial place for John Lambright b. 1820 Pa. His children were Timothy M. Lambright b. 1849 d. 1902(my upline) George W.b. 1859 d. 1925, Andrew J. b.1854 d.1890, James F. b.1857 d.1934, John b.1852 d. unknown, and Cathrine A. "Lambright" Gunyan b. 1852 d. 1897

All of his children were born in Williams County,and except John b. 1852 are buried in the Cogswell Cemetery. My grandfather Ernest who was 100 last April, said, that John b. 1852 was still alive and preaching for the Salvation Army when he was a kid. But he could not remember where they buried him or exactly when he died. Grandpa's very active and still independant so his mind is still very good. I think I'll check The Salvation Army for records on this John b. 1852. I have not hit a dead end yet ,on this John.

However, John Lambright b.1820 is another story. I've had a meeting with the Bridgewater township trustees about the original plot map for Cogswell and Richard Gardner(he did the current map) He said the W.P.A. took it and never returned it. I Believe John b. 1820 is buried in Cogswell between his wife Mary Ann "Kirk" Lambright b. 1822 d. 1875 and his grandchild by Cathrine Gunyan "in the unknown BR14/3". This stone reads the age as 18yrs 5m 10d. I don't think this is right. Because, I've checked other stones of the same manufacture and dates. I found that the "4s" are very lightly engraved on the left side and over time appear as "1s" hence the 18yrs on the unknown stone. The death date on this stone reads 3-10-1868. If the age read 48yrs.instead of 18yrs, this would compute to the birth date we have for John b. 1820. Also, John's wife Mary Ann has the wrong age date on her death cert. as reported by the tax acessor. It more closely matches the date on the unknown stone. So I wonder if the acessor read John's stone instead? Mary Ann "Kirk"Lambright's stone reads 52yrs 6mo 21 days. This computes with her known Quaker birth date, so I'm fairly sure her death cert. is wrong. Also, the last year John paid taxes was 1867, and it could mean a 1868 death date. Do you have any death or burial info. on my John Lambright b. 1820



Acolby5791, July 11, 2002 - WILLIAMS, HAINES

I am looking for proof that Barbara Williams who m Abraham Haines and is buried Eagle Creek Ceme Williams Co. Ohio. was their daughter. I need this proof to be able to join the Ohio State 1st Families. (As they will not except Census before 1880 as proof) I would be so happy if  you have the proof I need.



Marilyn Canfield, July 14, 2002 - CORNELL, COPE, MORGAN

Looking for parentage of Mary E. Cornell Cope 22 living in Northwest Twp. Williams Co Ohio on 1860 census, with husband David Cope. We believe Mary and David md, in Hillsdale MI in 1857, they were in Ellsworth Ohio in 1861, David enlisted 74th Indiana Inf 1862-died 1863. Mary md. Mortimer E. Morgan in 1866 , were in Sedgwick Co Ks in 1880. Mary states census b. 1836-1838 NY , parents NYNY There was a Mary E. Cornell in Ovid twsp , Branch Co Mi in 1850 b. Ohio d/o John and Elizabeth Cornell. There are numerous Mary Cornells in this time period and we are trying to identify her parentage.. Her father was born NY and her mother also. may be tied to Niagra Co or Genesee Co NY



Elaine, July 14, 2002 - LORAK, BOSTATER

I have searched high and low but am unable to locate an obit for my grandfather's first wife. Her maiden name was Katherine Dell Lorak. My grandfather was Cyrus,aka Si, Bostater. She was burried in shiffler Cemetery May 13, 1893. I did receive a copy of the cemetery records from your Pulaski township clerk some years ago but have never been able to find anayhting in the newspapers. If you could find something in the papers and send me a copy I would be so grateful and will gladly pay for any cost.



Jeanne Rowse Herron, July 25, 2002 - ROWSE, GIPE, ETC.

Am seeking information on parents of Harry R. Rowse b. 21Jun 1897-Montpelier, Ohio...Married Pauline (Nella) Lucetta Gipe b. 16 July 1902-Montpelier, Ohio. Seeking any information on surnames of Gipe/Geib/Geip Guinther Rowse Ziglar/Ziegler Weaver, Gall , Hammond,  Information on any of these surnames would be greatly appreciated!



Marcia Bivins, July 30, 2002 - SNYDER, FETTERS

He was born April 1, 1829- died April 5,1889. His's wifes name was Eliza Bush Snyder. He is buried in the West Buffalo Cemetary. I am looking for his parents. I was told that he was born in Ohio. Can find nothing anyplace.

Phoebe Snyder Fetters - I can not find her. She is the daughter of Charles Wesley Snyder- and Eliza Bush Snyder- Florence township Williams County. I have a census of 1880, and she is not listed with the family at all. she married Williams Fetters. I have the obit for my great grandmother Eliza Snyder she died in 1906. She was listed in the obit as living in Williams center in 1906. I have pictures of her when she was young and older, and then very old. I have information for all of the other seven children can not find any information on her at all. Her father was born in April 1, 1829 and died April 5, 1889. Any help you could be to me would be deeply appreciated. (her sister was my grandmother)



Perry Palumbo, Aug. 4, 2002 - BAYLISS, HARDING

1918 Bayliss-Harding Reunion -I visited a cousin of mine yesterday (Thelma Baugh Hall) who had the attached article in some of her papers. The article probably appeared in the Bryan, Ohio newspaper around September 1, 1918. According to Thelma, her grandmother (Anna Baylis Harold) and her mother (Josephine Harold Baugh) traveled to Bryan for the reunion in 1918. I might try to see if there was an article in the Bryan newspaper the following year as the date of the next reunion is mentioned in the article.

Bayliss - Harding Reunion



Will Bockemuhl, Aug. 12, 2002 - RICHTER, BRANNAN

In trying to research the name "RICHTER", I'm having trouble getting past Paul W., in Pulaski for the 1920 census. He married Myrtle Brannan. I am interested in their offspring too, I'm having trouble finding anything out about John Harvey Richters' wife, Barbara.



Ruediger Kemmler, Aug. 15, 2002 - BAUER, RIEHLE, ULRICH

I have recently made contact with a cousin of mine, descending from an emigrant, Friedrich Bauer, born 1868 in Immenhausen, Wuerttemberg. Further it looks like that two other brothers Johann Ulrich and Jacob also lived in Montpelier, OH. Further information will follow. Do you have also a town called Altona or Altoona in Williams Co., because that's the information we had on the church records here in Germany. May be we lived also close to his brothers.  - Ruediger Kemmler from Munich, Germany

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Judy Wright, Aug 23, 2002 - WOLFE/WULF, HOUK

Looking for info on Henry Fredrick WOLFE b. 15 Jun 1899 Napoleon, Ohio d. 11 Dec 1955 Paxton, IL Ford Co. m. Lavada Lois HOUK b. 12 Sep 1903 Bryan, OH Williams Co. d. 14 Oct 1960 Paxton, IL Ford Co. Son of Carl Fredrick William WULF b. 26 Feb 1868 Germany d. 10 Jun 1946 Bryan OHIO Williams Co. and Friedareka Louise Ahrend b. 23 Jun 1872 Germany d. 13 Jan 1949 Bryan, OH Williams Co. Any help would be appreciated.



MKNIGHT202,  1 Sep 2002 - SHARP, SCHWAB

Looking for marriage for Anna Rachel Sharp b. 1884 Indiana, lived in Williams county, Ohio 1900 - 1910. Parents John Sharp b abt 1860 d. In.- d. 1892 Williams county,Ohio Susan Barbara Schwab b. 1859 Ohio, d. 1955 Butler,In. buried Williams county,Ohio



Trudee Svaldi,  3 Sep 2002 - UMBENHAUER

Would anyone have any information on an Umbenhauer who married Elizabeth Dean Young Sherwin who where married in Williams Co., Ohio in 1854. They had two children Goerge and Brice H.?



Sheri Baker, Sept. 30, 2002 - LOUDEN

Seeking information on Moses H. and Emeline Bacon Louden. No information on Moses. Emeline is daughter of Ralph Sr. and Mary Jordan Louden. She was born 16 Jul 1811, died 20 SEP 1887, married Jan 1832. This information from family search.or website. I am especially interested in one son, Hiram. Trying to see if this son is my great-great grandfather.



Ken Doolittle, Oct. 4, 2002 - DOOLITTLE

I am looking for info on Rev Ebenezer Doolittle, my 4-ggrandfather. I found a listing of his death 1865 in Bryan News, but would like to know what Cemetery that he is buried in. Also he had a son that lived there, Benson Earl Doolittle. Any info on him would be a great help. My 3-ggrandfather is Charles Wesly Doolitle, youngest son of Ebenezer.



Phyllis Knisely, Oct. 6, 2002 HORTON, KNISELY

Seeking parents of Jennie Bell HORTON, b. 1865 in Edgerton, Ohio and died Feb. 9, 1947 in Toledo, Ohio. She married Charles David KNISELY on Feb. 28, 1884.



Laura Smith Race,   28 Oct 2002

Looking for info on Ira Smith as to a gas station owned in Edon, Oh. Social columns etc. for wife Alta Luke Smith. Chilldren William and John. Any info will be helpful.



Judy Heffron,  29 Oct 2002

Am interested in any data on the John JOBES family. John was born c1815 PA. His wife is listed as Permelia (last name unknown) born c1814 PA. They had 8 children Lewis b 1837 PA who went to Shiawassee Co., MI, Samuel b c1838, PA, Robert b c1841 PA, William b 1843 OH who is buried in West Buffalo Cemetery, Mary b c1844 OH, Elizabeth b 1850 and may have married Andrew Gibbens Charles b 1855 who is buried in the West Buffalo Cemetery Aminus - not sure of this name - was on a census listing.

____________________________________________________________________________________________, Oct. 30, 2002

Looking for information on George Van Dusen- Edgerton, Williams, Ohio.



Garron M. Woodruff, Nov. 2, 2002

I am looking for info on George Washington Jackson b. 22 July 1841buried Brown Cemetery, Bryan, OH, d. 19 years, 9 mo, 26 days, or info on his parents or relatives. Thank you.



Margaret Cooney, Nov. 13, 2002 - COONEY, MORRISON

I am a member of WCGS and have been researching the Cooney/Morrison names. I have a new email This is my dilema. Dr. Harvey Cooney was my husband's ggrandfather. He lived in Bryan from the 1850's. He had two children. Harvey and Hattie May. Harvey married Blanche Morrison. They had one son James Morrison Cooney who was my husband' father. I have been unable to find any record of Harvey's death or burial. The Cooney's have a large plot in Fountain Grove Cemetery. Dr. Harvey, Harriett and Hattie May are buried there. The records also list Lawrence Mc Daniels next to Hattie. Lawrence also went by Frank McDaniels. I have traced Frank and Hattie to Owosso,MI. Hattie died in 1920 and Frank remarried and died in 1941 and is buried in MI with his second wife. I have been in Bryan and checked the cemetery record books before we found out that Frank is buried in MI. I know Frank and Hattie May are the same couple because the newspaper obituary for Frank lists Hattie as his first wife and the fact that they came from Bryan, Ohio. Is there any way to find out when the records show that Lawrence Frank McDaniels was buried? Do you think that it could be Harvey Cooney next to his sister? When we checked the records there is no record of Harriet being buried in Fountain Grove and yet the newspaper obit stated that is where she was buried in 1917.

I know that Harvey was alive in 1924 in Cleveland when his wife Blanche died. I'm hoping that if we can find out when the records show that Lawrence Frank McDaniels was buried in Fountain Grove,I could check with the state for a death record for Harvey. Have you ever heard of a person as being listed in two different cemeteries in two different states? Thank you for any help you could give me on this mystery.



robinets, Nov. 15, 2002 - ROBINETTE

I was wondering if you know whether any Robinettes ever lived in your county or close by. Someone said that at one time my grandpa William Perry Robinette lived there. My dad never knew his dad. We are just trying to find out what we can. We think William was born in 1901. We think he was 37 when he had my dad.



Annette Lynch, Nov.25, 2002 - POURCHOT, QUIDORT

Hoping to find some trace of the Peter and Louise (Pourchot) Quidort family, living in Williams Co, probably between 1858 and 1863. At least two children were born during their sojourn in Williams Co. - Peter, in 1858, and Emma L., in 1861. Emma was married in Fremont, in 1878, Dr. George W. Pettey. I am hoping to find the family in the 1860 census. Any help would be most appreciated.



Hal Clippinger, Nov. 29, 2002 - CLIPPINGER

Hello.... I am looking for information on the marriage of Mary Clippinger in Williams County Ohio between the years 1865-1870. also any information about William Clippinger, he had a farm in Montpelier, he was not listed in the 1860 census and his farm was sold about 1861.



Bobbi A Harrison, Nov. 29, 2002 - ROOP, DIEHL, etc.

I am the administrator of the Roop Descendants & Related Families at & yesterday I was contacted by the g-g-g-granddaughter of Sarah Jane (Diehl) & Amos Roop & she shared this obituary. Her name is Jeannie (Roop) Richardson E-mail It was sent to her by a cousin of hers who found it in the Hicksville library & it's from the Hicksville News. We are in hopes that by sharing this obit with the Defiance Co. OH Genweb that we might receive the help we need in identifying the daughter named in the obit, Mrs. Frank Spires. We don't know her given name. There were actually 5 children, the eldest being Winsfield "Scott" Roop who was b-abt. 1869, as he is age 11 in the 1880 census with Sarah & Amos. Scott married Nettie Kieckner & they had a son named Earl. I have a photo of Scott & Nettie taken by the "Howe's Photo Studio, 18 South Paulina Street, Near Lake, Chicago" which is embossed on the matt. Since Scott is not mentioned in Sarah's obit, we are assuming that he may have predeceased his mother who died in 1928 in Hicksville. The other 3 sons have all been accounted for.

Our site also has photos of Sarah with her daughter & the 3 younger sons mentioned in the obit, as well as one of the Amos Roop family, showing all 5 children & both parents. The latter photo & the one of Scott & Nettie, were in my grandmother's photo album that she inherited from her mother, Mary Jane (Roop) Seekatz who was a sister to Amos. The photo with the 4 children as adults with Sarah is from Jeannie.

Sarah (Diehl) Roop Obituary



Jo, Dec. 10, 2002 - MYERS

Searching for Peter MYERS [1790 N.Y.? - 2 May 1873, Williams Co., Ohio. Married Catherine [unknown surname] @1815. Catherine born 1796 Penn, died 2 June 1885 Williams Co., Ohio. Had following issues 1). Peter MYERS Jr. [1816-1888 Williams Co.] 2). Daniel MYERS [1817-1904 in Allen Co., Ohio--my Gt Gt Gdfather] 3). Martin MYERS [1819- died 7 Feb. 1908 Williams Co., Ohio] 4). Solomon MYERS [1820- 21 Sept. 1892 Williams Co.] 5). Franklin MYERS [1830- unknown.] married 28 Dec. 1865 in Williams Co., Ohio to Amanda E. BYERS. 6). Mary MYERS [1835 to unknown]. Found all issues but Soloman in 1770 Williams Co., Jefferson Twp., Ohio census.

Does anyone know anything about Peter MYERS and his wife Catherine? or any of their children? Any information would be appreciated, especially finding Peter MYERS Sr.'s will, or any data on the 6 issues.



James Snow Jr., Dec. 21, 2002 - MUSSER, WORTHINGTON

My great grandmother's Maiden name was Alma Musser. She was (prob.) born in PA, but also lived near Sherwood in Defiance Co. She maried Jacob (?) Worthington, and is buried in Buffalo cemetery near Blakeslee. Would you know anyone who might have done research on this Musser and/or Worthington family?


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