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Beth Shetterly
Feb 8,1997

Searching for LUCK, DUKORN, WEISFLOCK, family members. Henry Luck is supposed to have died in service during a war in mid 1800's. His wife Elizabeth (Zimmermann) Luck left Virginia with her luggage (which contained the deed to their farm) and small children, (#?). The trunk with the farm deed was lost. The farm was sold for back taxes, (location of farm unknown). I only know the name of one child, William born abt 1850. Henry's father's name is possible Wilhelm Henrich Leuck. The family is said to have come from Bavaria, Germany. His mother was possibly Barthena. I have a Martin Luck who married Dorthea Mamie Dukorn, this is direct descendant to me. From here I have the family information. If anyone has my missing link, PLEASE contact me, I will share what I have. Beth Shetterly PO.Box 513 Lebanon Ohio 45036

James Lifto
Feb 12,1997

Searching for the parents of Frank Joseph Hennan born 7 Feb 1854 and died 25 Sept 1915. In Perrysburg, Ohio. Married to Lydia Ann Hufford 2 May 1883 Wood Co. Ohio.

Cindy Bryant
Feb 16,1997

STUMP, Wood Co, OH Searching for descendants of Barbary Koutz Stump 1806-1900, who married Matthias Stump (d. abt 1850), 2nd husb. Charles Younker. 4 sons served in the civil war, unable to track down daughters, or what happened to some of the sons. More info at http://www/

John Tordoff
Feb 17,1997

Am trying to find information concerning parents of my grandmother Margaret Schneider Tordoff born according to family lore at a place called Black River, about 12 miles south of Cleveland on March 19, 184 3. My question: was there a place called Black River, and if there was, was it in Lorain or in Wood County? I would much appreciate an e- mail from anyone having the answer. Thank you, John Tordoff in Redwood City, CA

Joyce Cameron
Feb 17,1997

Looking for info on Amasa Andrews m. Phoebe Charter 1831, Wood Co. Oh. Moved to Lenawee Co., MI Interested in any info on families.

Ted Wood
Feb 22,1997

Does anyone have any Wood County history, How it was named? or early settlers. My family may have lived there. I have one name Jasper Wood born in Huron Co.1830 moved to Sheffield Ill. were he died in 1906

Jim Wagner
Feb 22,1997

Seeking any information on Martin GELDRICH (GELTRICH,GELDREICH) Died CA Aug 1848. M:Rosa KERN Apr 1847 One child Mary Anna b: Apr 1848. Lookin seriously for ANY information. They could have lived around Tontogany, Ohio. No nothing of his family where or when he was born etc,etc,etc. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Joyce Heavrin
Feb 23,1997

Looking for any surname of Alldaffer in Wood Co. OH.

Jon Adams
Sun Feb 23,1997

223 Grace St. Suffolk VA 23434 (757)925-0234 RE: ancestors of David and Sarah (McKibben) ADAMS who pioneered in Montgomery TWP, WOOD Co, in 1830's. David built a mill on the Portage River; they attended the Presbyterian Church; David died in 1859, and is buried in West Millgrove, Ohio. They were from Beaver Co., PA (now Lawrence Co.) Anybody know of their ancestors?

Betty Colter
Mar 1,1997

I am looking for information on Sarah Elizabeth Green who was my Great Grandmother. She was born 1845 in Wood Co., Ohio. She married Peter Rodabaugh. I need to know who her parents were. I would appreciate any information on this family.

Bob King
Mar 2,1997

Five generations of my Loomis ancestors lived in Wood County. My Wood Co., OH Loomis line is: Levi R. Loomis, 1801-1836 Prudence Parker Stedman, 1804-1875 George Washington Loomis, Sr., 1823-1889 Rachel Permelia Sneeden, 1824-1911 (Dau of Benjamin Sneeden) George Washington Loomis, Jr., 1852-1923 Ellen Alvira Phillips, 1850-1886 (Dau of John William Phillips) Roy E. Loomis, 1872-1953 Pearl A. Shade, 1876-1904 (Dau of George W. Shade) Marguerite Loomis, 1897-1979 (my grandmother) I am particularly interested in ancestors of Prudence Parker Stedman and ancestors of John William Phillips, son of Seth and Sarah Phillips. I'd like to hear from any cousins and would like to exchange information with interested researchers. I believe Ellen Alvira Phillips was daughter of John William Phillips and Hannah A. ???. Hannah and J.W. are buried in Webster Twp Cemetery. Does anyone have additional information, such as her maiden name and ancestry?

Jon Adams
Mar 2,1997

223 Grace St Suffolk VA 23434 (757) 925-0234 DICKEN/ Liberty TWP, Seneca County Charles and Keziah (Perdew) DICKEN were from Bean's Cove in Bedford Co. PA. Charles was the son of Jonathan, who was the son of Amos Dicken. The Perdew's and Dicken families were interrelated through at least 3 marriages. Several DICKEN relation moved to Liberty TWp in the early 1800's Looking for those researching DICKEN and PERDEW origins. Charles and Keziah had a son, Adam Dicken, who farmed in Montgomery Twp in Wood County, Ohio. He married Elizabeth STAHL, a granddaughter of William STAHL, who moved from Cumberland TWP, Bedford Co, PA to PERRY Co. OHIO around 1800. Looking for origins of the STAHL family.
JOHN: We need your e-mail address!!!

Loretta Barnard
Mar 4,1997

MERCER/DEWITT: Seeking info on MERCER or DeWITT families in Wood County, OHIO. Albert Osias MERCER b.1859 Portage, Wood Co., married 1881 in Portage to Letitia DeWITT b.1861 Portage, Wood Co. Children, both born Portage, Wood Co.: Maude MERCER and Gage Leroy MERCER. The 1900 Census shows this family living in Liberty Twp., Wood Co. Who are Albert & Lettie's parents? siblings?? If anyone else is researching MERCERs or DEWITTs in Wood Co., please contact me. thanks.

Jon Adams
Mar 5,1997

223 Grace St Suffolk VA 23434 (757)925-0234 HATFIELD, John Sherrod- owned a furniture factory in Williams- burg, Ohio before the Civil War. He was the son of William HATFIELD, who had run a hotel in Cincinnati. John later settled in WOOD COUNTY, OHIO- where his brother, Nathan HATFIELD, had pioneered in Perry Twp. John married Johanna Bonnell, of PA. Anyone have information on the ancestry of these Hatfields?
JOHN: We need your e-mail address!!!

Donna Read
Mar 9,1997

Lincoln RAY & MaryJane GOSNELL - both born 1857-1862. Married in Jasper Co., Illinois Sept 7, 1882 . June 1900 Wood Co., Ohio census lists them and 6-children - Rush Ro (my grandfather), Arlie, Lillie, Daisy, Ozy, Myrtle. Rush Ro m. Beulah GRIFFITH - Daisy m Alonzo WILLIAMSON - and Myrtle m WACK. Anything on this family, especially parents of Lincoln RAY and MaryJane GOSNELL would be appreciated. Donna Read at

John E. Rine
Mar 22,1997

I am looking for information on Franklin Joseph Rine,born 6-24-1863. I believe he lived in wood county at least from 1896 until 1904. Pior to this he lived in Seneca County.

Glenn McAnarney
Mar 22,1997

McCardall, Ann b.(unk) Cavan Co. Ire. d. 12-17-1895 probably Fostoria, OH. Married to James Robinson b. (Unk) Yorkshire, Eng, d. May 14, 1871 probably Castalia or Fosteria. Children of this marriage John, Thomas, Edward, Joseph,Martin, David, Benjamin.

Flen Stephens
Mar 23,1997

Stephens- Looking for information on Stephens, Alfred L. born 18 April 1866 in Wood County, OH ? married Clemma May 12 October 1893 died 10 July 1944 in California. Know the Stephens "family" was in Ohio during this period. I cannot find anything on them. Believe Alfred's fathers name was Jacob - not verified.

David Greene
Mar 29,1997

Searching for anything on the surname KETRIE. I have a Wood Co. marriagerecord of Thomas BRANDEBERRY and Catherine MILLER. It lists Catherine's father as David MILLER and her mother as Susan KETRIE. As far as I can tell this is the only KETRIE who ever existed as I have not been able to find this surname anywhere else. Your help in finding more KETRIE's would be much appreciated.

Paul & Dora Clary
Apr 1,1997

We are researching a Robert Reed Caldwell b. 21 Oct 1808 who m. 20 Oct 1841 a Salomini Coleman. Robert's parents were John Caldwell b. 11 Jun 1780 Scotland and Elizabeth Birney. John and Elizabeth Caldwell died in Harrison Co., OH Robert Reed Caldwell died in 1883 Wood Co., OH at age 75.

Joe Rogers
Apr 3,1997

Looking for siblings to Daniel WISE B:1843, D:1894 lived in Arcadia, Hancock co., Ohio was a carpenter had sons: William, Joseph Albert WISE, John Mellon WISE, Daughter Florance (WISE) BIRDSALL B:1879, D:1972.

Glenn McAnarney
Apr 4,1997

ROBINSON-MCCARDALL-WINN. Trying to connect with researchers: ROBINSON,James, b.1798 Yorkshire, Eng. d. May 1, 1871 prob OH. m.Ann MCCARDALL b.Cavan Co, Ire. d. 12-17-1895, Fostoria, OH. their son ROBINSON, Joseph, b. Jun 24, 1846, OH. d.Apr 4, 1929, Chase, KS. m. Mary Ann Winn.

John A. Housley
Apr 5,1997

I am looking for information regarding the descendants of Seneca County residents William Snyder(1819-1893) and Mary Ann Swander(b1823) Their children were William, Jane, Walter, Euphemia, Caroline, John, and Edward.

Jim Sterzinger
Apr 7,1997

I am trying to find the Village of Black River, Wood County, Ohio. My ancestor, Arthur J. Robinson, in his book wrote he was born in the Village of Black River, Wood County, Ohio, on March 26, 1846. His birth was announced in the local newspaper known as the Black River Eagle. The only Black River I can find is the Post Office and Township of Black River in Lorain County. Arthur's parents were married in Avon, Lorain, Ohio on 1 May 1845 therefore Lorain County may be a fit, but was there another Black River in Wood County in 1846 or did the county line change?

Mrs Shirley J Miles
Jun 2, 1997

Researching Joseph W BALL who purchased Perrysburg property Recorded 07 Aug 1876. Joseph W BALL, Sr b abt 1805, in VA or PA; d 1875 in Defiance county, OH; m Catherine HOLLENBACH. One of their children, Joseph W BALL Jr, b c 1833 VA/PA m Mary E SHRUM in Defiance county in 1857. Their dau Mary Ann BALL m William FLOWER.

Annie Guevara

Seeking information regarding ggrandfather, Miles BROWN, dob 10 Feb 1859 in OH, place unknown. Married Mary WHITE, who was living in Geauga co in the 1880s. Children: Ivy, who m Charles GEOGLIN; Ethel, m (1)Orrin BUCHER, (2) Howard CRUME; and my grandmother, Myrtle, m Charles W BALL, from Wood co. After moving to Michigan, my aunt, Gladys BALL returned to Bowling Green and m George MUNTZ. Their children: Ray and Myrtle.

Carla Marberry
May 26,1997

Skiff BASSETT b 22 March 1803. I know that he married in Fostoria, OH, but I do not know the place of his birth, date of his death or the name of his parents. He was my 3rd great-grandfather. [see OSTRANDER query below] Any help would be appreciated.

Lori Samples

Looking to communicate with anyone who is working on the Grand Rapids area of Wood county, Ohio. I have some references, and would really like to look into more information. My family ties iinto the pioneers of the area: BORTEL, GUYER, BROWN and KIMBERLN.

Dave Greene
May 26,1997

Thomas C BRANDEBERRY married Catherine MILLER in September 1850. Catherine MILLER's parents are isted on the form. Her mother was Susan KETRIE. Question: Are there any KETRIEs to be found in other Wood county records. So far Susan KETRIE seems to be the only KETRIE who ever existed in the world. I have not been able to find this surname anywhere else.

Bill Radcliff

Searching for information about my grandfather Roy C WILLIAMS, b in West Millgrove, OH, 22 Jan 1884, d 4 Sep 1974 in Fostoria, OH, m Margaret Mae MEDFORD 6 Sep 1915. His father, James WILLIAMS was born in Western New York state in 1850, settling in West Millgrove ca 1870. James married Amelia CAREY, dau of William CAREY, b West Millgrove Jan 1854. Ch of James and Amelia: Minnie A (ca1872- ), Acenith C (ca1874-1983), William B (1875- ), Lucretia A (1878- ), Linnius A (1879- ), Leo J (1892- ), Pearl A (1886-1993 m Thomas L McCURDY, Blanche (1888- ), Ruby F (1890- ), Ralph A (1892- ) m Lelia DUNN, Cecil I (1894-1895).

Louise Belsby

Researching the family of Betsey McCLURE NOBLE (d before 1895). Betsey had the following children listed in an 1895 will: Mrs Darius CARPENTER, Dr. H.E. NOBLE, Clarence, Frank and Clark NOBLE all listed as living in Stony Ridge, Wood County, Ohio. Have information on her parents, the McCLURE family to share.

Laura Sciacca
May 6,1997

Searching for info on Joseph COX and wife Jane UNDERWOOD. Do not know date of births or marriage. They had at least one child, Manson Isiah COX born Wood Co., 28 June 1857. Manson I. Cox married Emma Rosetta Ward, born 23 March 1860 Lucas Co., OH. Manson and Emma were married 19 September 1878. Joseph Cox and Jane Underwood-Cox are my dead ends. Any info is appreciated.

Frank Reeder

Rev John CROM/CRUM b 5 Jan 1781 in PA moved to OH ca 1806 w/wife Margaret MILLER CROM, settling in Wood county by 1831. Member of U.B. Church for over fifty years. John and Margaret raised five children, most of whom later settled in Iowa. Searching for the parents of both John and Margaret.

Dave Curliss

snail: 1227 Pawnee Trail, Carrollton, TX 75007-6212.
Looking for any information on the name CURLIS. My surname line, descendant of Taylor CURLISS from Clermont county, OH, moved north and settled in NW OH. Though my great grandfather Allen CURLIS, migrated north and lived in Rudolph, Wood county, the name CURLIS appears in nearly all NE OH areas today. It is not known if he moved north with siblings, but it is known that he married Emma ROBINSON of Huron county in 1879 and many of their children moved west to Oklahoma. Any help in learning more about this line would be appreciated. Thank you.

Lori Samples

Looking for any relations of the Charles M DAVIS and Josephine TOMPKINS DAVIS family from Bowling Green, Ohio. We are planning a reunion. Also looking for the parentage of Susan Jane HARPER DAVIS who died 7 October 1929 in Weston, Wood county, OH.

Paul Leiss

Looking for information about the ancesxtors, siblings, and descendants of Clarence DINDORE. Clarence was born in 1883 and died in 1962 in Bowling Green, Wood co, OH. He married Hattie YATES in Bloomdale and is buried in West Milgrove Cemetery.

Bill Oliver

Looking for information on William DRAKE who arrived in Bloom Township, Wood County, about 1836. Other surnames CUPP, and LOWE.

Wyatt Pedigo

Jessey ESSEX is counted in the 1840 OH census in Weston twp with a wife and several children. He apparently purchased land in this twp, but disappears after this date. I have some information that says he died in 1848, but not the location. His 2nd wife was Elizabeth Wallace COULSON whom he married in 1834 in Crawford co, OH. Any information that would provide more information would be appreceiated. He would have been in VA atround the turn of the century.

Sandra L Ankney

Researching the Samuel EWING family. Sanuel was one of the first settlers in Orleans. He died after an assault in 1822 by John Lewis in a tavern near Roch-de-Boeuf. His children were: Anthony, Henry, Samuel, and John. Need information on the age of Samuel when he died and what his wife's name might have been also would like to know if there is a transcript of John Lewis' trial.

Dawn Lively

I have relatives from the area of Grand Rapids, OH between 1820-1880 with the surnames of FILIERE (from France, settled there for a while) and SHELSON (no info known). A couple are are buried in Grand Rapids, but nothing is really known about them except name and rough dates. Thanks.

Lori Samples
May 3,1997

Looking for family and ancestors of the FINKENBINERs, var. spelling. They resided in Wood County during the mid 1800's, but were born in Pennsylvania. They were in fact Pennsylvania Deutsch, but I cannot find out from where! All help is appreciated. Thanks!

Leonard Purdy
May 19,1997

Looking for descendants and/or ancestors of Morris FOWLER, b: c1795, possibly in NY. Married Catherine SNYDER. Their son, William FLOWLER was the Marshall & Nightwatchman in Bowling Green for many years, he died in 1924. Their daughter Lenora FOWLER GRANNIS, was born in 1823 in PA, lived in Bowling Green for many years and died there in 1917. Any information about this family will be much appreciated.

Betty Jo Colter
May 6,1997

My maternal G-Grandmother was from Wood County. Sarah Elizabeth GREEN married Peter RODABAUGH. I would like to find someone in Wood county who would be willing to do some look-ups.

Barbara Jensen

Searching for James P HARDIN, b 15 Jan 1851, d Jun 1909; m Lucina BORTELL. Living in Wood County, near Deshler in March 1883. Chidlren: Myrtle Julia, b 7 Mar 1883.

Nola Elliott, 611 Lee Street, Blacksburg, VA 24060

Seeking parents of James JOHNSTON b 16 Feb 1803 d 01 Aug 1883; married on 15 Oct 1829 to Nancy HERRON b 14 Nov 1810 d 26 Apr 1883. Buried Union Hill Cemetery, Wood Co, OH. Ch: Margaret, Louise, Ephrain, Levi, Martha, Sarah, Cyrus, Nelson, Mary, Henry, Isrial, Catherine, Nancy, and Harriet. Believe James' parents to have been born in Western PA. Any info greatly appreciated.

Mary Teeter

Stephen LANTZ was accidentally killed around Perrysburg in the 1840s. Looking for his burial place. He was born 1787 in Lancaster co, PA.

Dave Holland

Looking for information on Henry L LONG, b Sumit co ca 1845; son of ?Lewis?. Bought land in Portage Twp. Henry served in the Civil War. M Agnes NOSKER/NOSCAR. My ggrandmother CORA LONG and siblings were placed in Soldiers and Sailors Home in Greene county when Henry died.

Jim and Donna Dexter

Seeking information on the family of William ORIN [son of Benjamin and Eustina FOX ORIN, b 27 Dec 1821] and wife, Rebecca SNYDER [dau of John and Mary SNYDER, b 22 Jan 1836, Bloom twp, Wood co, OH]. Children: Benjamin Wesley ORIN b 14 Aug 1861 m Margaret Abercrombe WILSON; Lucinda Florence ORIN b 5 Nov 1857; Samuel Benson ORIN b 20 Dec 1858; Mary Jospehine ORIN b9 Jul 1866; and Margaret Bell ORIN.

Carla Marberry
May 26,1997

Sabrina OSTRANDER b 17 November 1803 and d 14 August 1895. She married Skiff BASSETT on 15 November 1827 in Fostoria, Seneca county, Ohio [Wood county jurisdiction]. They had seven children. She is my 3rd great-grandmother. I would like to find the parents of Sabrina and any other information regarding her ancestors.

Barbara Retcher

Looking for information on my Great Grandfather Thomas C PARKER, b 1870 Wood co, and his family. He married Lillian C WHALEN. Parents of Thomas: William PARKER and Elizabeth CURRANT. Siblings were: Marie, Mary, Rose, Eliozabeth, Ruth, Frank, Charles Ezekiel, and John Ralph. Any help appreciated.

Dave Pillars

Researching Jasper PILLARS (Joshner PILLARS on 1880 census). He was a practicing attorney in Bowling Green, Ohio. The son Judge James PILLARS of Tiffin, OH. He may have died in Mercy Hospital in Aug 1926 at age 72 yrs. (Obit says Jasher PILLARS from Tiffin Aug 28, 1926). Thank you for any contirbution.

Robin Bloomberg

George and Emma RUSSELL were my gg grandparents. I am working on their ancestors.

Margaret Skyles
May 14,1997

Looking for descendants and ancestors of Mikel (Michael) SCHELL (b. 1838, Seneca co, OH], m. Rachel PROUDFOOT on 18 Aug 1870 at Bowling Green, Wood county, OH. They moved to Labette county, KS ca 1880 and raised their family. Rachel d/o David PROUDFOOT and Hephzibah LONGNECKER. Michael s/o Ambrose SCHELL [b Germany, 01 Jan 1800; d New Reigel, Seneca county, OH 03 Sep 1860; inter there] and Rosina PARSONS [d/o of G or J & Helena PARSONS; b Germany, 10 Jul 1804; d 30 Dec 1905, New Reigel, Seneca county, OH; inter there]. Ch: Elizabeth (b 1838, Germany); Henry (b 1842, OH); Nancy (b 1845, OH) and Mikel (b 1845, Seneca county, OH). Am greatly interested in corrsesponding with or learning more about the PARSONS, SHCELLs and PROUDFOOTs.

George S Myers

William Mmontgomery SCHULTZ/SHULTZ enlisted in the Civil War at age 17, serving with the Sherman "March to the Sea". He was captured and imprisoned in Richamaond, VA [Libby Prison??]. Looking for the Regiment and Company he may have been with. James Robert SHULTZ was born in Wood County on 7 Sep 1874.

Anna-Marie Dudte

Looking for information on Henry J SHAW and family. He was listed in the 1910 Wood county census in Bradner Precinct, Montgomery twp, with wife Emaline J.

Dave Holland

Searching for Benjamin SHERWOOD, b NY ca 1807, m Elizabeth MASH, b ca 1824 PA. Bought a farm on Soleather RD, Portage Twp, just outside Jerry City. Elizabeth d 18 Oct 1875, agg 50. My gggrandmother Mary SHERWOOD m Michael DIBERT in 1868.

Leonard Purdy
May 19,1997

Searchering for birthplace & parents of Isaac M. SWEET, b: 1812, probably NY, m: in 1834 to Catherine FOWLER in Ashtabula, OH. They are buried in W Millgrove cemetery. Their daughter Frances L. m: John C PURDY in 1861. John C and Frances had children: William I, Orson, Ernestine, m: (1) Rezin KELLY, (2) William STEWART. Any information concerning this family will be much appreciated.

Sheila Henderson

John William THOMPSON b Sep 1830; m 1 Sep 1852 Jamina HENLIN b Jan 1836.

Bill Radcliff

Trying to locate the birthplace and parents of William CAREY b ca 1805 in OH. He m Margaret [??]. Their children: Charles (ca1825- ), John W (ca1836- ), Lydia (ca1841- ), Ellen (ca1847- ), Amelia [Millie](1854-1930). [I believe] all b in West Millgrove, Montgomery twp, Wood co, OH. Amelia m James WILLIAMS in 1871, b in West Millgrove.

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