Van Wert County, Ohio

Queries Posted for 1997

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ANDERSON, GOODWIN posted by Randy Anderson on Tuesday, January 7, 1997

Looking for any information regarding Alexandra J. ANDERSON, who moved to Dublin Township in Mercer County, Ohio with his father Jordon in or about 1843. I believe Alexandra (male) was born in Maryland in 1830. He married Minerva J. GOODWIN of Mercer Cty in 1859. Minerva, my gg grandmother, died in 1923 and is buried in Sherer Cemetary north of Mendon OH. They apparently sold the last of their land in Mercer Cty to a Mary E. Petro in 1878. I can not find any trace of what happened to Alexandra after that date. Any clues would be appreciated!

HANBY, JOHNSON, MERCER, TERRY, ZARTMAN posted by E. Johnson on Thursday, January 9, 1997

I am interested in obtaining any information on Lewis Ambrose JOHNSON and his wife Josie ZARTMAN HANBY. Lewis Ambrose was born 20 May 1878 in Van Wert County, Ohio and died March 1966 in Van Wert. He was Superintendent of the Van Wert County Home for about 25 years and later was a Van Wert County Commissioner. I would also like to obtain information on Edward Erastus TERRY (born 23 November 1873, Van Wert County, Ohio) and his wife Edith Louisa MERCER (born 3 July 1873, Mercer County, Ohio). Edward E. TERRY was Van Wert County Sheriff during 1924 and 1925

ELLIS, HIMMELRIGHT, ROYAL, STONER posted by Elizabeth Tilton on Thursday, January 9, 1997

Henry HIMMELRIGHT married Nancy STONER about 1825 at Ohio, died 22 March 1870 at Shelby County, OH. Samuel Francis HIMMELRIGHT married Mary E. ELLIS 13 March 1834 at Montgomery Co., OH, died 22 June 1878 at Delphos, Van Wert Co., OH. William Jacob HIMMELRIGHT married Amanda ROYAL 26 December 1836 at Butler Co., OH. I am interested in any HIMMELRIGHT family in Ohio at any time. Happy to share info. Many thanks.


Have the following surnames in Van Wert Co., OH --DEMOSS, BROWN, COLEMAN, RUCKLOS, SKELLEY, NORTH, SWISHER, BLANK, MARTIN and HUFFMAN. Families listed are connected through marriages to Thomas James DEMOSS who built homes in Van Wert area and founder of area church. Many buried in Van Wert cemetery. At present, seeking information on Thomas NORTH b: ca. 1812 OH m. May 5, 1835 Allen Co., OH to Susanna STUCKEY. Had farm in Ridge township Van Wert Co., OH. Am seeking information on deaths of Thomas and Susanna or others related to these families. Thank you!

EMBERSON, EMERSON, EMMERSON posted by Bettie Emerson Kain on Thursday, January 16, 1997

Researching EMBERSON, EMERSON, EMMERSON family in Licking Co., Pickaway, Muskingum, Union, Champaign, and VanWert counties, Ohio. I am particularly interested in Francis, Thomas, Sarah, and Abel EMBERSON/EMERSON. Would like to exchange information with other researchers of this family.

BEARD, SIEGEL posted by Mary Teeter on Friday, January 17, 1997

Seeking info about BEARD family in Van Wert Co. Alonzo BEARD married Mary Ann SIEGEL. Their children were: Noah, Stephen (who was an attorney in Van Wert), Clinton, Sammie, Grace and Phoebe. Any info appreciated.

MARKLEY posted by John Markley on Thursday, January 23, 1997

I'm looking for any information on the MARKLEY surname of Van Wert Co. and their origin. Thanks, John Markley

EDGEN, ETKINS, RENNER, RUNSER posted by Therese (Renner) Koehler on Friday, January 24, 1997

RUNSER/EDGEN/RENNER ** Researching John R. RUNSER who married Anna ETKINS in Van Wert in 1884. Looking for any other wives or children. Also researching Noah, Francis, Elizabeth and Eli RENNER who lived somewhere in Ohio from 1836-1840. Personal e-mail reply please!

ASH, KERSHNER posted by Roger Wagner on Monday, January 27, 1997

Seeking information of the ancestors of Mary McCoy ASH Married 23 Dec 1860 to William Henry KERSHNER. Will welcome responses from researchers with a common heritage.

BAUSERMAN, GLASSMIRE posted by Matt Adair on Monday, January 27, 1997

Interested in exchanging information concerning the BAUSERMAN and GLASSMIRE families in Ohio. The Glassmire family settled in Ohio in the late 1700's. The earliest record I have is of an Abraham Glassmire, who was one of the original settlers of Dayton in 1795. He then moved to Shelby Co., and later to Paulding, probably passing away there. He had at least one son, also named Abraham, who lived in Crane Twp, and died of Typhoid fever. One of their daughter's, Sarah Jane Glassmire, married Abraham BAUSERMAN in 1869. Abraham was born in VanWert Co., and was the son of Eli and Mary BAUSERMAN. Eli is from Virginia, but I don't know his parentage. I have found a very large BAUSERMAN family in the Shenandoah Valley though. I would like to hear from anybody who can give any information on these two families.

ALLISON, BOLENBAUGH posted by Linda Taylor on Thursday, January 30, 1997

ALLISON/BOLENBAUGH Seeking information on the parents of Albert W. ALLISON and Melinda Jane BOLENBAUGH. Both were born in 1861, possibly in Van Wert Co. When listed in the 1900 Census they had 3 daughters, Dora B., Mina M. and Elizibeth M. Any information on either family would be appreciated .

GRUBAUGH posted by Mike Oswald on Friday, February 7, 1997

I'm looking for any GRUBAUGH members in Van Wert and Paulding Counties (Ohio), starting about 1860. In Paulding County, I know there were some in Latty and Blue Creek Townships. Thanks.

MOTTINGER, STEEN posted by Michelle Stemen on Monday, February 10, 1997

I am researching the MOTTINGER family and the STEEN family. Byron MOTTINGER was my great-grandfather and Lydia STEEN was my great-grandmother. If anyone has any information on these families, please, contact me. I have some information on the Mottingers but none on the Steens.

AUBERT, CARLE, CLIVER, KLIVER posted by Sandy Gesler on Thursday, February 13, 1997

Looking for the birth date and place for William AUBERT. He was born about 1796 to Phillippe and Barbary (CLIVER/KLIVER) AUBERT. He married Phebe CARLE. They had 9 children between 1826-1852. George A., Henry, Catherine, William, Clarrisa, Barbara, Jemima, Harriet and Jasper. They moved from Marion Co. to Van Wert Co. before 1852. He died in Van Wert Co., Ohio in 1854. Any Aubert cousins out there?

PRESTON, STEPHENS, WILLIAMSON posted by Ruth E. Hall on Wednesday, February 19, 1997

I am researching the names of WILLIAMSON and PRESTON. Bertha May PRESTON was born Nov. 16, 1884 in Van Wert, Ohio. Her parents were Daniel Joseph PRESTON and Wilhelmina STEPHENS. She married Perry Commodore WILLIAMSON and they lived in Paulding County but I can't find a marriage license for them in either county. Would appreciate any further info on these two people. Thank you.

DODGE, ROYCE posted by Ronda Watt on Wednesday, February 19, 1997

My brother is looking for information on the parents of Alpheus ROYCE b. 1794 (place unknown) who married Lydia DODGE. Alpheus and Lydia lived in Van Wert Co. My brother would appreciated any help you can give. He is not online, but his snail mail address is: David Royce, 903 E Douglas, Goshen Indiana 46526

BOWEN, ROOP posted by Margie Pearce on Wednesday, February 19, 1997

I am trying to find the parents of Ruth BOWEN who was born in Van Wert Co., in 1839. She married Andrew J. ROOP in 1860. Any help would be appreciated.

KRUGER, MASS, MOSS, OAKLEY, WOTEN posted by Byron Lewis on Tuesday, February 25, 1997

WOTEN Family. Looking for information on my grandfathers family. His name was Walter Daniel WOTEN born 6/10/1894 - Van Wert Cty, OH and died 4/18/1944 in Humboldt, TN. His parents were Isaac Gilruth WOTEN and Ellen Nora MOSS (or MASS). I know most of his family moved to TN and AR, but two sisters Myrtle and Flossie stayed in OH. Myrtle married someone named OAKLEY and Flossie married someone named KRUGER. I do not know if either of them had any children. Thank you for any information.

BEARD, BOYD, BRITTSAN, KELLY, KING, KOCKS, STETTLER posted by Mark Beard on Saturday, March 8, 1997

I am looking for information on my grandfather, Sylvester Philip BEARD. He was born in Van Wert, Co., OH on February 2, 1906. I have siblings listed as follows: William BEARD, Olla BEARD STETTLER, Anna BEARD BRITTSAN, Leota BEARD KING, Leona BEARD BOYD, and Elsie BEARD KOCKS. I have parents listed as Philip BEARD and Catheran KELLY. Any additional information would be appreciated

EMERSON posted by Joyce Cameron on Saturday, March 8, 1997

EMERSON: Looking for info re: Francis, EMERSON b. 1807 KY. d. 1872 Van Wert, OH. Seeking any info regarding family.


PICKERING, WALTZ, BOHAM or BOHEM, SKINNER, PHELPS, HUFF Searching for ancestors of my Father, Benjamin Jacob PICKERING Mi. Born 20 Sep 1918 in Morenci, [Lenawee] Michigan. Died Jul 1986 Maricopa, [Pinal] Arizona. My Grandfathers Parents - Silas (Jacob or Benjamin) PICKERING and Mary BOHAM or BOHEM. My Fathers Father - Jacob (Jake) PICKERING OH. Born 26 Dec 1892 in [VanWert, Lucas, Fulton] Ohio or [Lenawee] Michigan, Died Jul 1965 Wauseon, [Lucas] Ohio. My Grandmothers Parents - Edward WALTZ and (Nancy) Jane BOHAM or BOHEM My Fathers Mother - Nancy Edna (Mae) WALTZ Mi. Born 12 Jun 1895 in Berkey or Pioneer [Williams] Ohio. Died Jun 1975 Clayton, [Lenawee] Michigan. Aso married Charles RANDOLPH. My Grandmothers Children were - Ruth BELL (Father Charlie BELL) (Married Dale WHIPPLE), b.23 Aug 1913 d. Sep 1980 Adria, [Lenawee] Mi. and Edna PICKERING (Married Laurence CLUCKY) b. Mar 1915 SKINNER/PHELPS/HUFF (OREGON) Nellie PHELPS (Mother's Mother)** Orvill PHELPS (Mother's Uncle)** Charles SKINNER (Mother's Father)** Mary Blanch HUFF (Mother's Grandmother)** Wise Loring PHELPS (Mother's Grandfather)** Contact D. Stephen Pickering

RADER, RAEDER, ROEDER posted by Rhonda Roederer on Tuesday, March 11, 1997

ROEDER/RAEDER I am searching for any information on John and Anna ROEDER (RAEDER) who were killed a the tornado that hit Van Wert in 1920. They were both born in their early 60s. They were the only two people in the county who were killed. According to their obits, they had an adopted son, Ernest RAEDER, who was stationed in Florida at the time. Ernest was married by 1920, but I do not have any marriage information. I would like to have any information concerning these three people. The last name has been spelled either way and has also been seen as RADER.

HOLDEN, MCMILLEN posted by Jane Hodgson on Saturday, March 29, 1997

Looking for other researchers for George Washington HOLDEN who was born 1828 in Harrison County, VA (WV). He married Minerva MCMILLEN in Putnam County, OH in 1850. They moved to Van Wert County, OH in 1853. George was Justice of the Peace in Van Wert County, OH in 1856. In 1866 they were living in Durbins Corner, Williams County, OH. In 1870 the family was listed in Williams County, Jefferson Twp. OH with Minerva and 7 children. I cannot find the family after the 1870 census, and would like to know where they went. The Family Bible tells us George died in 1896 but it does not say where he died. Would like to locate other Holden researchers.

BURREL, HARDEN, JOHNSON, WHITRIGHT posted by Jean Whitright Fazzone on Wednesday, April 2, 1997

HARDEN, WHITRIGHT, JOHNSON: Elizabeth HARDEN b 12 Feb 1854, Adams Co. Indiana, daughter of William and Jane (BURREL)HARDEN. Elizabeth married Elias WHITRIGHT in Admas Co. and moved to Tully Twsp. Van Wert Co. Ohio. They had three sons: Dalton, Thomas and Samuel. Elias died in 1877 and Elizabeth married Leander JOHNSON in Van Wert Co in 1878. They had eight children: Leota, Rosella, Sadie, Harley, Dora, Benjamin, William and Arthur. I have more information and will be glad to share.


DECAMP, SPRINGER John DECAMP - Born 1790 New York - Died 1860 Ridge Twp., Van Wert Co. Ohio - married - Hannah SPRINGER - died 17 Feb 1842 Ridge Twp, Van Wert Co. Ohio Children: ** Job b 19 Sep 1810 New York - m Lydia CAVETTE - d 9 Nov 1879 Middlepoint, Van Wert (see below) ** Stewart b 1811 ** Amiel b 1812 ** John S. b 25 Sep 1813 Middlesex Co New Jersey - m Lydia A .- d: 25 May 1890 ** Charlotte born ? ** Caroline born 21 Feb 1822 ** Orville born ? ** Mary born? ** Hannah born 1830 ** Henrietta born 1832 ** Adaline S born 1834 Job DECAMP and Lydia Ann CAVETTE's family ** John DE CAMP - born 1836 ** Mary E DE CAMP - born 1838 ** William Harrison DECAMP - born 26 Dec 1841 - died 30 Nov 1865 - married Amanda Ellen MILLER 3Oct 1865 Van Wert Co. ** Andrew E DECAMP - born 9 Jun 1842 - died 2 Oct 1910 Paulding Co. Ohio - Married Catherine GEETHING 1867 ** Joseph W DE CAMP - born 1 Dec 1844 Ridge Twp - died 16 Nov 1879 Van Wert Co - married Amanda Ellen Miller DECAMP 17 - Aug 1869 - (Widow of his brother) ** James DECAMP - born 1846 died 1850 ** Hannah C. DECAMP - born 1848 - died 1926 Van Wert Co. Ohio - married John KESSLER 1864 ** Ainsworth Newton DECAMP - born 1849 - died 1923 - married Amanda E STROTHERS 14 Dec 1872 ** Arilla Ann DECAMP - born 25 Dec 1851 Ridge Twp - died 30 Oct 1936 Van Wert Twp - married John Wesley WEAVER 31 Dec 1874 Van Wert Co. ** Thomas P. DECAMP - born 1855 died 1946 Van Wert Co. - married Rosa PRIDDY
Am looking to fill in these two families more completely. Will share info that I have. If you have anyone marrying into this family please email me at

PITSENBARGER posted by Wally Garchow on Friday, May 2, 1997

When Allen PITSENBARGER died in Darke Co., OH, 22 Oct 1920, the information on his death certificate was provided by "Rosa Mal" of Van Wert Co. "Rosa" was probably a married daughter. Does anyone have information on her, her husband, or her children?? Thanks in advance.

HILL posted by Pam Jines on Friday, May 2, 1997

I would like to correspond with anyone with information on Caroline Ireland HILL (born July 7, 1834), or her husband Harrison HILL. This couple lived in Van Wert County, following their marriage about 1855 or 1856.

SCHMIDT, SMITH posted by Pat S. Uffenorde on Friday, May 16, 1997

Searching for Melchior SMITH (SCHMIDT) died Sept.1849 in Van Wert Co., Ohio born in Pa. Wife. Dorothea SMITH, died 27 Sept.1848 in above county. They lived in Tully Twp.

LINKHART posted by Arthur Ray Linkhart on Wednesday, May 21, 1997

Would like any information on John LINKHART who was born in 1823 and is listed on the 1860 Ohio Census as living in Van Wert Township, Van Wert County, Ohio. He was my grandfathers grandfather. He may have married Ann Eliza and had a son named Kirby in 1866.

SIMPKINS, STOPHER, WALKER posted by Rose Adams on Friday, May 23, 1997

Looking for the STOPHER family! John Wesley STOPHER b. abt 1836, Knox Co. Ohio, married Margaret Jane SIMPKINS, on 5 Oct 1856 in Allen Co. Ohio. Margaret Jane SIMPKINS was born 3 Jan 1834, Knox Co. Ohio. John's father was Henry STOPHER b. abt 1812 in Pennsylvania. He married a Phebe WALKER from Virginia on on 12 Feb 1835. She was born in 1819. Hope someone can help me add to this info. Thanks, Rose Adam

GATRELL, REESE, WOLLET posted by Dianne G. Jonas on Sunday, June 1, 1997

Wishing to find information on John C. and his wife Mary REESE. They had a son, George E. WOLLET, b. 9 Jan. 1891 in Van Wert, Ohio. They had a son George E. WOLLET, b. 9 Jan. 1891, who eventually moved to Hudson, Lenawee Co. MI. George married Mabel Elsie GATRELL in 1914, in Ohio.

FAIR posted by Donald L. Kear on Wednesday, June 18, 1997

FAIR, 1814-1884. Need information on John James FAIR, b. in PA, d. December 1884 in Van Wert, OH. Need maiden name and family information for wife, Mary. Need b. and bp. of my grandmother, Annie Vieta FAIR b. 1863 in OH and d. 1894. She was buried in Blue Creek Cemetery in Paulding, OH and reburied in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, OH.

BUTTERFIELD, WATKINS posted by Adina Watkins Dyer on Wednesday, June 18, 1997

Need proof of parents for Mary E. WATKINS, b. 6 Jan. 1845 in Maryland. She was married to Oscar G. BUTTERFIELD ca. 1872 and died 12 March 1891 in Lima, Allen Co., OH. I have obits, but no death record. Mary and Oscar lived in Van Wert county before moving to Allen Co. Would also like to see a photo of Mary - it might show a resemblance to other family photos I already have. Will appreciate any help. Thanks! Adina Watkins Dyer

ABBOTT, BOWEN, DEWART, FRISINGER, GROVES, JUDAY, MATHEWS, POTTS, ROOP posted by Margie Pearce on Wednesday, June 18, 1997

Samuel ROOP (1816-1886) m. Margaret FRISINGER (1833-1891) on 13 Mar 1851, in Van Wert Co. The couple had 12 children born in Willshire Twp., Van Wert Co. Samuel and Margaret are buried in Willshire Cem. Samuel is the son of Fredrick & Elizabeth ABBOTT
Amos ROOP m. Arvilla POTTS (b. Van Wert Co) in the mid to late 1800's.
Andrew ROOP m. Ruth BOWEN of Van Wert Co. on 29 Nov 1860 and had 6 children, some of whom may have been born in Van Wert:
William Jackson ROOP (1861-1863)
John Wesley ROOP (b. 1863) m. Clara JUDAY
Cyrus Thomas ROOP (1866-1889)
Mary Eliza "May" ROOP (b. 1869) m. James DEWART
Audrey ROOP (b. 1895) m. Ralph GROVES
Anna Matilda "Annie" ROOP m. Ernest MATHEWS

HILL posted by Pam Jines on Friday, June 20, 1997

I am looking for information regarding Caroline Ireland HILL and her husband Harrison HILL. I believe they were married in Van Wert County, about 1855 or 1856.

KREISCHER, KRISCHER, SCHAUDT, SCHOTT posted by Cindy Kimes on Friday, June 20, 1997

KREISCHER, 1860 - ? Looking for descendants of David KREISCHER who married Carolina Horein from St. Joseph Co., IN around 1883. A son was named Harmon and grand-daughters, Dorothea and Laura. Laura KREISCHER married Herbert SCHAUDT. The family lived in the Convoy, OH area of VanWert Co., OH

BUTTERFIELD, WATKINS posted by Adina Watkins Dyer on Saturday, June 21, 1997

BUTTERFIELD/WATKINS, 1845-1891. Need proof of parents for Mary E. WATKINS, b. 6 Jan. 1845 in Maryland. She was married to Oscar G. BUTTERFIELD ca. 1872 and died 12 March 1891 in Lima, Allen Co., OH. I have obits, but no death record. Mary and Oscar lived in Van Wert county before moving to Allen Co. Would also like to see a photo of Mary - it might show a resemblance to other family photos I already have. Will appreciate any help. Thanks!

CHILCOAT, CHILCOTE, COUNTERMAN, DAILY, GAUSE, LEWIS, ROOP, STAHL posted by Michael O. Brown on Sunday, June 22, 1997

Researching the following families who lived in Van Wert Co, OH-- GAUSE, DAILY, COUNTERMAN, ROOP, LEWIS, STAHL, CHILCOAT/CHILCOTE.

SCHMUNK, TRAYLOR posted by Larry Schmunk on Thursday, June 26, 1997

I'm looking for information about my great grandmother who lived in Van Wert around 1910 to 1920. Her name was Mary TRAYLOR. She was married to John TRAYLOR. They lived next to the canal and raised their grandson, Howard SCHMUNK after his mother died in 1919. Any and all info. would be appreciated.

CASSEL, MILLER, RUNNION posted by Jack Runnion on Saturday, July 5, 1997

Seeking the birthplace and the parents of Bertha L. CASSEL, b. Aug 31, 1881; who married John Earl RUNNION, on Jan 1, 1900 in Van Wert Co., Ohio. The marriage record listed the birthplace and parents as; Stark Co., Ohio and Jacob M. CASSEL and Elizabeth A. MILLER ,respectively. Stark Co., as well as Williams and Wayne Cos., Ohio were silent on a birth record for Bertha. Williams Co., recorded a marriage between a Jacob M. CASSEL and a Elizabeth A. MILLER on September 22, 1868 (no ages given) and the 1880 census of Ward 1, Wooster, Wayne Co., lists a J.M. CASSEL, a Minister, age 32; his wife Elisabeth,age 32; and four children; Edith V., J.M. (son), Mable B. and Ethel A. Who are these Cassels? Are the two families one and the same? Where was Bertha born and who were her parents? Perhaps one of the foregoing?

CRIDER, LAHMAN posted by Adriana Crider on Friday, July 18, 1997

I'm looking for any information on Mary M. LAHMAN. She was b. 1856 in Knox Co. and d. 1934. She m. William (aka Doc) CRIDER. They had one son, Robert Gilbert CRIDER. She has a brother named George. Thanks!

CHILCOTE, CLENDENNEN, JOHNS, PHILLIPS, SCHMIDT, STEMEN, VICKERS posted by Robin Vickers on Wednesday, August 6, 1997

CHILCOTE, CLENDENNEN, JOHNS, PHILLIPS, SCHMIDT, STEMEN, VICKERS; Am looking for info about family members from Van Wert County, Ohio. I would appreciate any help. Thank you.

COPPER, IRWIN, JOHNSON posted by Ann Gilmore on Wednesday, August 6, 1997

IRWIN, JOHNSON, COPPER - James IRWIN m. Eleanor JOHNSON, 04 Sep 1835 in Harrison County, Ohio. They moved to Van Wert County, Ohio. They had two sons: 01) Charles S. IRWIN born ca 1836; 02) Benjamin Johnson IRWIN born 22 Sep 1838 in Willshire, Van Wert, Ohio. James died prior to 1844. Does anyone have any information about the family of James IRWIN or the family of Eleanor JOHNSON? Eleanor then married George COPPER 15 May 1845 Van Wert County, Ohio. George and Eleanor moved to Crawford County, Wisconsin ca 1856. Does anyone have any information about the family of George COPPER? .

ALLEN, BIEGE, CARPENTER, JEWETT, MOORE, MORTON, SMITH, VANKIRK, VANTESSEL, WILEY posted by Dottie Wright on Wednesday, August 6, 1997

MOORE/VANTESSEL/VANKIRK/SMITH/BIEGE; Searching for information on my ggggrandfather. This is what I know about him:

1. Robert MOORE b. 1833, Ohio d: August 3, 1911, Logansport, IN - m. Eliza A. VANTESSEL m. June 6, 1854, LaPorte Co., IN (b. September 14, 1834, LaPorte, IN, d. October 31, 1923, LaPorte, IN) - 7 children

  2 Milroy R. MOORE, b. December 2, 1868, Rolling Prairie, IN d. April 14, 1928, LaPorte Co., IN - 1 child

  2 Mary A. MOORE, b, July 3, 1855, Springfield Twp., LaPorte Co., IN d: July 20, 1940 in LaPorte Co., IN - 7 children - m. James K. SMITH , April 17, 1873, LaPorte Co., IN (b, January 22, 1853 in Springfield Twp., LaPorte Co., IN d: May 27, 1920, LaPorte Co., IN) 10 children
   3 Robert M SMITH b. February 5, 1874
   3 Lottie SMITH b. September 15, 1884
   3 Harry F. SMITH b. September 19, 1887
   3 Cora SMITH b. April 12, 1889
   3 Louis SMITH b. August 1881
   3 George SMITH
   3 Olive SMITH b. January 6, 1880, LaPorte Co. d. October 8, 1958 in Michigan City, IN, m. Ernest BIEGE , March 21, 1900, b. May 28, 1877, LaPorte Co. LaPorte, Indiana d: February 17, 1933, Galena Twp.) Father: Franklin BIEGE , Mother: Adalaide ALLEN - 6 children:

    4 Agnes Marie BIEGE b. December 14, 1900 in LaPorte Co., Indiana d: November 11, 1962 in Michigan City, IN, m. Devere ALLEN , June 19, 1920, LaPorte Co., IN, (b. June 16, 1899 in Westville, IN d: April 19, 1952 in Michigan City, IN), Father: John ALLEN Mother: Alta CARPENTER - 4 children

     5 Verna Marjorie ALLEN b. April 4, 192, LaPorte, IN, 3 children Pat Kelsey ( unmarried) 1 child

      6 Georgia Lou MORTON, b. February 22, 1946, 1 child
*2nd Husband of Verna Marjorie ALLEN : m. George Robert MORTON, May 11, 1940, Michigan City, IN, (b. April 12, 1920 in Michigan City, IN, d. January 22, 1994, Michigan City, IN), Father: Clarence MORTON, Mother: Violet JEWETT - 1 child
       6 Dottie Jean MORTON b. June 11, 1941 in Michigan City, IN - 3 children: .. *3rd Husband of Verna Marjorie ALLEN : m. Frankie William VANKIRK, January 15, 1955, Michigan City, IN, (b. March 7, 1911 in Brook, IN d. August 19, 1979, Michigan City, IN), Father: John VANKIRK, Mother: Anna Belle WILEY 1 child
      6 Frankie William VanKirk b. September 7, 1956, Michigan City, IN
     5 Paul David ALLEN b. July 1, 1922 in LaPorte, IN d: October 29, 1975 in Michigan City, IN
     5 Olive ALLEN b. August 15, 1924
     5 Donna Marie ALLEN b. September 17, 1938, Michigan City, IN d: August 23, 1987 in Michigan City, IN - 2 children
    4 Russell BIEGE b. September 5, 1903 d: June 16, 1978
    4 James Kendall BIEGE b. October 18, 1913
    4 Maurice BIEGE b. August 12, 1910
    4 Lowell BIEGE b. October 17, 1917
    4 Hazel BIEGE b. January 6, 1906 in Galena Twp., LaPorte Co., IN d: August 15, 1922, LaPorte, IN
  2 Edith MOORE, b. 1862
  2 Reaves MOORE, b. April 1873
  2 Aaron MOORE,
  2 Sadie MOORE,
  2 Harry B. MOORE, b. 1859, Springfield Twp., LaPorte Co., IN, d,. November 13, 1899, LaPorte, IN - 2 children
Thank you,

BEVINGTON, BOLTON, BROWN, HEATH, PARKER, TOMLINSON, WRIGHT posted by Beverly Hyde on Wednesday, August 6, 1997

Van Wert Co families are BROWN, BEVINGTON, HEATH, WRIGHT, & TOMLINSON from early 1800s. Mercer Co. families include above & BOLTON. Specifically looking for parents of Lewis BOLTON, b. 12 Jan 1825; m. Mary Nancy PARKER, 25 Oct 1845; d 26 Nov 1860 in Union Twp, Mercer Co.

CLARK, HILL posted by Jere S. Keefer on Wednesday, August 6, 1997

HILL. Seek information on the family of Arthur HILL born in Fulton Co., PA and living at Van Wert, Van Wert Co., OH in 1980. He is the son of James Remsburg HILL and Kathryn CLARK. I am working on the Hill genealogy of Fulton Co., PA. Will swap data.

SUMMERSETT posted by Colleen A. Hoghe on Wednesday, August 6, 1997

SUMMERSETT, John N. born in Shepherdstown, VA. 1792, Lived in Chillicothe, OH. Some of his family moved to Allen County, Spencerville, Ohio and maybe were in the newspaper business there. Had a son named William Fletcher SUMMERSETT, b. Oct. 12, 1827, married to Leah Saum, Jan. 4, 1849. Families also lived around the Middle Point, Ohio, Allen County area.

ABBOTT, BOWEN, FRISINGER, KEMP, POTTS, ROOP posted by Margie Pearce on Wednesday, August 6, 1997

ROOP/ABBOTT/FRISINGER/KEMP/BOWEN/POTTS; I am seeking any information on the family/siblings/descendants of Fredrick ROOP (1765-1831) and Elizabeth ABBOTT (1773-1841). Elizabeth died and is buried in Senaca Co. They had 13 children, including Samuel ROOP (1816-1886) m. Margaret FRISINGER (12 children born in Van Wert Co) and Joseph ROOP (1808-1875) m. Elizabeth KEMP. One of Joseph's sons, Andrew J. ROOP (1837-1909) m. Ruth BOWEN in 1860 in Van Wert Co. Another son, Amos ROOP, m. Arvilla POTTS of Van Wert. By 1847, Joseph and Elizabeth moved to Adams Co, IN. Any help would be much appreciated and I'll be happy to share lots of ROOP details.

ALLEN, ANDERSON, BRANDON, BREWER, LOWE, MICHAEL, ROBESON posted by Tom Robeson on Wednesday, August 6, 1997

Looking for info on ggrandmothers family Sarah Jane MICHAEL, d. Van Wert Co. m. Allen Pierson ROBESON on 5-14-1875 in Paulding Co. They had 2 ch. Noah Franklin ROBESON (m.Goldie May ANDERSON) and Mary Elizabeth ROBESON (m. Charles BREWER and Chester LOWE) Sarah had a son Thomas MICHAEL (buried IOOF Cemetery Convoy,OH) before she married Allen. Allen came from Darke Co.did Sarah come from same area? ALLEN was m. before to Mary Jane BRANDON. Any info would be greatly appreciate

FIELDS, HARTER, SHIVELY, ZIMMERMAN posted by Dorothy Shively on Saturday, August 9, 1997

I am searching for links to my family..Leronzo D. HARTER, John L. HARTER (father of Lorenzo). Charles SHIVELY married to Lena ZIMMERMAN, Christopher FIELDS ( my g.-g-grandfather..) All from Ohio.. I believe. Charles SHIVELY may have come from Germany..The Harters came from Allen and Van Wert counties. Thanks

HARTER, MOREMAN posted by Keith Shively on Tuesday, August 12, 1997

I am looking for information on Lorenzo D. HARTER. He married Martha J MOREMAN in Miami co. in 1860.. His father was John L. HARTER and mother Annie. They were long time res. of Allen and Van Wert counties.. Lorenzo is my g-grandfather and John L Harter was my g-g- grandfather..If you have any information, please email me.. Keith Shively

HOSSOM posted by Mike Roberts on Tuesday, August 19, 1997

Anybody in Van Wert County with the following surname: HOSSOM

BIAM, HALTER, LAYMAN, LAYMON, LEHMAN, LEHMANN, ZIRCHER posted by Audrey Hancock on Friday, August 22, 1997

LEHMANN/LEHMAN/LAYMAN/LAYMON Seek anyone researching the LEHMANNLEHMANN mar Marie Madeliene BIAM & they immigrated to Canton, Stark Co., OH, then to Shelby Co., OH. Michel had at least one brother, Nicholas LEHMANN, who mar Marie Anne BIAM, sister of Madeleine. Nicholas & Marie or their descendants are found in Seneca & Huron Cos., OH. Also, a Joseph LEHMANN, a possible cousin, who mar Susanna HALTER, also was an immigrant. A sister, Mary Magdelena LEHMANN, mar Ignatz ZIRCHER and also immigrated. All of the LEHMANN men first went to Stark Co., OH before emigrating elsewhere. All were from Alsace, France/Germany and were of the Catholic faith. The surname has been changed to various spellings as mentioned. If you think you belong to this family, I would be interested in corresponding with you.

BRINKMAN posted by Dan McAdams on Wednesday, September 3, 1997

I am looking for any information on the BRINKMAN family in Allen, Putnam , and Van Wert counties Ohio. They came from Oldenberg, Germany approx. 1854. Thanks

HEATH, JOHNSON posted by Charles Rudy Heath II on Thursday, September 4, 1997

JOHNSON: Seeking the parents of Hannah JOHNSON who m. Edward HEATH (b. ca 1803 in ?OH/MD/VA d. 1875 in VWC) on 29 Dec 1825 at Jefferson Co OH. They moved to Harrison Co OH 1830, 1840 and were in Van WertCo OH in 1850. Is Hannah a sister of Abel JOHNSON who m. Mary HEATH (sister of Edward HEATH) on 10 May 1832 at Harrison Co OH? Write to: 6586 Fields Ertel Road
Cincinnati, OH 45241-1367

BEBB posted by Wyn Evans on Wednesday, September 10, 1997

Wish to trace William and Margaret BEBB. Born in Wales. Were farming in VanWert County in 1850. I have copies of letters written from there in 1850. With them were their children William, Laura, David,Marargaret,Martha,Jane.

HULL, WILLOUGHBY posted by Mike Kelly on Thursday, September 11, 1997

HULL, George Willoughby, was born June 1, 1855 in Van Wert Co, son of Jacob HULL and Nancy Ann WILLOUGHBY. He was Postmaster of Van Wert and also ran a store and worked in a sawmill.

MYERS posted by Stephen Myers on Saturday, September 20, 1997

I am looking for information on the MYERS family in Van Wert OH, I live in California and am have a hard time getting information. I know that I have family still living in the area, but I am trying to go back farther them great grandparents. My grandfather is Joe MYERS if that helps. Thanks.

GROFF, HAINES, HAYNES posted by Vince Falter on Sunday, September 21, 1997

Seeking info on ancestors and descendants of Georg GROFF and wife Caroline HAINES ? HAYNES, both born about 1836 and living in Frank about 1866 after they were married. Have extensive data on one line of descendants. Will exchange info.

DONAHOE, WHITING posted by Steven Earl Whiting on Monday, September 22, 1997

WHITING, Warren Lincoln b. May 15, 1887 in Van Wert Co. Had moved away from Ohio by 1902 with his mother at which time he enlisted in the Navy from Elma WA. Warren's mother, Hannah, is believed to have been married to Charles WHITING. Divorced Charles and later married DONAHOE. Any info appreciated.

CROOKS, EATON posted by Bev Cooper on Thursday, October 9, 1997

CROOKS, Myrtle, B. 1878, Paulding county. Parents Robert L. CROOKS and Amanda EATON, on 1900 census in Conroy, Van Wert. Mrytle married by this time. I am looking for marriage information and descendents of Myrtle CROOKS.

CULLY posted by Cheri Courson on Monday, October 13, 1997

CULLY My G-G-Grandparents : Searching for Oliver H. CULLY b. 1832 d. 1918 Lived in Van Wert Ohio before moving west and finally settling in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois. Married Elvira J. (???) b. 1840 d 1914 Their children that I have are Eva CULLY, Clara B. CULLY, and Homer Green CULLY. I do have information up to present on Homer Green CULLY. I need help as I thought that Cully was a more common surname until I started this Tree that is missing some branches.

EDWARDS posted by Gloria Jones Buckley on Monday, October 13, 1997

Looking for David EDWARDS father of Mary Dorothy EDWARDS who was born in Venedocia, Ohio 9-19-1897 to David EDWARDS, imigrant of Wales.

MERICA posted by Sheri Wiliams on Thursday, October 16, 1997

I am seeking information of any kind on the surname MERICA. Most of information I gathered to date centers in Indiana, however, finding more mention of the name in Van Wert County which is right across border from Indiana counties I'm researching. Also name has been linked to Champaign County. Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

BAKER, GOLTON posted by Debra Winchell on Sunday, October 19, 1997

BAKER/GOLTON: I am looking for information on my great-grandparents Andrew BAKER and Margaret GOLTON. Andrew was b. July 1855 or 1857, possibly in OH or VA., m. Margaret GOLTON ca 1878, d. 1925, buried in Gobles, MI. Margaret GOLTON was born ca 1858 in OH, d. 1933, buried in Gobles, MI. In 1880 they were living in Middle Point, Washington Township, Van Wert Co. By 1900 and until 1910 they were living in Burton Township, Payne, Pauding Co. By 1920 they had moved to Kalamazoo, MI. My grandmother was born to them August 10, 1890 in Blue Creek Township, Paulding Co., OH. I've been told that the male BAKERs all tended to be large men. I've found a photo I believe to be Margaret GOLTON and the woman had Native American ancestry.

FERRIS, HUBER, WARD posted by Terry Wilson on Monday, October 20, 1997

FERRIS, WARD, HUBER Looking for Charles Grandison FERRIS b 8 Jul 1827 Portage Co. OH d 1 Sep 1888 Van Wert Co., OH, Veteran of Civil War - Chaplain, 123rd OVI. S/o Charles Y. FERRIS. Charles m1 Sarah HUBER abt 1849. She b 1829 Hardin Co. OH d 1860 OH. Children: Frank b 1851, Mary b 1854, and Charles b 1858. In 1860 they just disappear, no more records. Possibly d Hardin or Crawford Co. OH. Charles rn2 Sallie WARD 5 Feb 1861 Hardin Co. OH. She b 18 Sep 1842 OH 23 Jan 1903 Van Wert Co. OH. She d/o Francis WARD and Charlotte 7). Children: Hattie, Claude, Phebe, Frederick, Newton, Ellsworth, Blanche, and Frankie all b 1862-1880. Bad News - Charles was a traveling minister obviously paid by the mile. Residences and dates are extrapolations: 1856-8 Seneca Co., 1858-9 Sandusky Co., 1859-61 Hardin Co., 1861-2 Crawford Co., 1862-4 Army, 1864-5 Logan Co., 1865-7 Defiance Co., 1867-9 Lucas Co., 1869-70 Wlliams Co., 1871-2 Fulton Co., 18730-5 Ottawa Co., 1876-7 Wood Co., and 1878 - death in Van Wert Co. Any help would be appreciated. Terry Wilson 40 S. Gamble St. Shelby, OH 44875

FERRIS, MILLER, TOUSLEY, TOWSLEY, WILSON posted by Terry Wilson on Monday, October 20, 1997

WILSON, TOUSLEY, TOWSLEY, FERRIS, MILLER Looking for any info on Dallas Dane WILSON. He was b. abt. 1870 in either Hendricks Co. IN (newspaper) or Van Wert Co. OH (Death Cert.) d 27 Oct 1903 in a Toledo, Lucas Co. OH hospital of lockjaw after a fall from a telephone pole. He bur Mt Pleasant Cemetery Richland Co. OH. Parents were Charles W./R.WILSON and Rebecca TOUSLEY/TOWSLEY. Rebecca d abt 1880 and Dallas went to live with his brother/half-brother Arthur WILSON in Shelby OH. Siblings/half-siblings of Dallas are Arthur, William, Frank, Claude, Maude m Ellsworth FERRIS, John, and May m Wesley MILLER of Van Wert. All except May lived in Richland Co. in 1903. WlLSONs have other ties in Van Wert. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Terry Wilson 40 S. Gamble St. Shelby, OH 44875

ANDREWS posted by Richard P. Jones on Thursday, November 6, 1997

We are trying to trace records for a person born in Van Wert County. His full name is Harry Augustus ANDREWS - b. 01/13/1883. Parents' names were (Father) William H. ANDREWS, b. 04/06/1846 (Mother) Etta Melsheimer. If you can provide any information on the ANDREWS surname or the Melsheimer surname, this will assist in our geneaolgy research.

PARKER, WINDLE posted by Bill WINDLE on Tuesday, November 18, 1997

William J. WINDLE born Delphos, Ohio not sure which of the tri-counties. gf John Abraham WINDLE born Putnam county. m,Ina Effel PARKER.
6927 Olympic Drive, Port Arthur, TX77642 (409)962-3138

FOSTER, JOHNSON, KEAR, SPANGLER, STONER, STONER-, TAYLOR posted by Berneta Ann Gilmore on Wednesday, December 17, 1997

FOSTER - JOHNSON - STONER- TAYLOR - SPANGLER Would like to exchange information with descendants of Samuel who died 1846 in Van Wert County, Ohio and Anna JOHNSON who died 1880 in Otoe County, Nebraska. Second marriage for Anna JOHNSON FOSTER was to William Reed KEAR (widower of her sister Mary JOHNSON KEAR). Known children of Samuel and Anna were Joel FOSTER born ca 1832 (married Martha STONER); Rachel FOSTER born ca 1838 (married Mr. TAYLOR); Mary FOSTER born ca 1841 (married Charles SPANGLER); Martha FOSTER born ca 1844; Samuel FOSTER born ca 1847.

JACKSON posted by Lesley R Jackson on Wednesday, December 31, 1997

Dales JACKSON was my Great Grandfather, his son Charlie Lester JACKSON was born in Irondale, OH on 5 May 1889. I just started this research and can't find anything on either of them.

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