Join the OHBUTLER-L e-mail discussion group and ask your Butler County OH genealogy and history questions there. To join, email OHBUTLER-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org
with the 1 word message, subscribe. (If you have a signature file, be sure to turn it off.) Members and non-members can read messages at the archive at eScribe to see what's been discussed.
Donna Ward will do look-ups in her book of Ohio Marriages between 1789 to 1897.
Sandy Payne has the book "Ohio Butler County Farm and Business Directory 1955" and
can do look-ups for local residents in strictly rural areas of the county - in places with 1
to 25 residences living there in 1955. The book lists the husband's name and wife's name,
number of children, if they are the owner or tenant, acreage, type of farm, house position on
road, rural delivery route, post office. Contact Sandy Payne (Aug 26 2002)
I own the book The Symmes Memorial, a biographical sketch of Rev. Zechariah Symmes, by John Adams Vinton. It contains many of the Symmes family from the Butler Hamilton counties area and was originally published in 1873. I would be happy to limited look ups. Kim at Kkhb59@aol.com (Jan 20 2001)
The Society for the Preservation of Ohio One Room Schools, Larry Helton
I founded the Society for the Preservation of Ohio One Room Schools in 1993. I have documented over 800 early schools and photographed nearly 700 of those. I focus on schools built prior to 1901, and those after that date that are one room or exhibit early architecture. I publish a newsletter four times a year. The membership dues are only $2.00 a year, which includes the newsletter and an open invitation to any speaking engagement we , my wife and I, are invited to. Aside from the schools, I document and research mills, covered bridges, round barns, train depots, log structures, Indian sites, Daniel Boone sites, and Simon Kenton sites. I also have a large collection of local history books that I can look up information in, with an emphasis on the following communities: Middletown, Trenton, West Middletown, Monroe, Hamilton, Jacksonburg, Seven Mile, and the Townships of Lemon, Madison, and Jefferson Twp., which is in Montgomery County. I do not however collect books on cemetary listings or other personal records of Butler
If anyone wishes to become a member of S.P.O.O.R.S., send $2.00 cash, check, or money order payable to J. Larry Helton, Jr., 6570 Crest Circle , W. Middletown, Ohio 45042. -- Larry Helton
VAN LUE, VAN LIEW, VAN LIEU Cemetery. Tom Witt (Apr 14 1998). I live very close to the VanLue (aka Van Liew or Van Lieu) cemetary just outside of Shandon Ohio on Kirchling Road (Ross area, in Butler County). Not sure if this is a well-known plot or not, but I'd be willing to help others with info if I can. The plot is somewhat secluded, quite small and a bit run-down. I've found very little information related to it. I suspect that it may not be very well-known. The burial dates are from the early to late 1800s (some may actually be as new as the early 1900s). I've noticed quite a few different spellings of "VanLue" but for the mostpart, the gravesight is 75% "VanLue" although it looks like the county has named it the "Van Liew" cemetary.
"History of the Presbyterian Church of Oxford 1818-1825-1900", Patrick R. Nelson, Ph.D. (12/31/97)
I live in Oxford (but have no ancestors from the area) and acquired the book "History of the Presbyterian Church of Oxford 1818-1825-1900" in a lot of books at an auction. The book was published in 1902. The book lists
pastors through the years with brief biographies and photos as well as their wives, contributors, committee members, "daughters of the church," "home" and foreign missionaries for the church, elders, directors, deacons and trustees of the church. Included are prominent Oxfordians such as Robert Bishop (1st Miami President), several Kumlers, and President Benjamin Harrison. I am willing to do look-ups. Pat email@example.com
The 1807 Census of "White Male Inhabitants of over age 21". Gary Presson, firstname.lastname@example.org will look up the names of the HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD of any household in 1807 Butler County that contained at least one "white male of age 21 or over". This is only a list of male names, with township of residence. No other info included.
has access to birth and death records from the city of
Hamilton, OH (county seat of Butler) between 1913 - 1945
(with some earlier) as registered with the City. Would be
willing to do other look-ups. Joyce also has some cemetery listing information.