Van Wert County, Ohio

Queries Posted for January thru May 2001

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Researcher: Carol Baird  Email:
Date posted: Saturday, January 20, 2001

Looking for information on birth place and parents of Clara A. STEGAMAN. She married Joseph VASKE. They lived in Van Wert, OH where she died 10 July 1976.

Surnames: VASKE
Researcher: Carol Baird  Email:
Date posted: Saturday, January 20, 2001

Need information on birth and parents of Joseph VASKE, born 4 Oct. 1889. He died 17 Dec. 1974 in Van Wert, OH.

Researcher: Brian Army  Email:
Date posted: Thursday, January 25, 2001

Seeking information on George W. RAGER, married Lucinda FARROD 1-7-1869. 10 children, one of which was Harry E. RAGER, married Luella WOTEN 5-20-1895 later married, Mary Worten 3-8-1905 later married Cora LAPE 6-18-1912.

Researcher: Ben Rettig  Email:
Date posted: Friday, January 26, 2001

I am looking for information about John REDISH, married to Fredricka GUTHEIL. Van wer Co. OH. Children: Charles/Karl, Frederick, John, Sarah, Catherine, Mary. Lived in Yorkshire township, Van wert Co. 1851-1861. Fredricka remarried to Andrew ROEHM in Nov 1861.
Researcher: June DeCamp  Email:
Date posted: Thursday, February 1, 2001

Seeking information about my grandfather, Alonzo DECAMP, born July 1882, in Van Wert County. He married Maud McKANNA and lived in Paulding County until his disappearance in the fall of 1922. His family last saw him in the company of a man named Orie LYBARGER, son of a local Buick dealer. Any info welcome.

Researcher: Michael A. Brown  Email:
Date posted: Saturday, February 3, 2001

I am trying to get information on my Great Great Great Grand Father Evander W. JONES, I don't know his wife's name put he had a least 1 daughter Lucy and Lucy had 2 girls Lena and Clara, Lena is my Great Great Grand Mother, Lena died at 27 in Van Wert and Clara was given to Miss EJ.JONES clara's father was a TORREY and lena I belive Was raised by A JONES girl who Married a CONN If you can help Please reply to Thank You

Surnames: DURBIN
Researcher: Mary L. Burlison  Email:
Date posted: Saturday, February 3, 2001

Is there anyone that does lookups for Willshire for abt. 1850-1880? My gr. grandfather Nathan DURBIN ( I was told ) had a store there. I am trying to run my Durbin line, and am having an awful time. Thanks, Mary

Researcher: Betty  Email:
Date posted: Sunday, February 4, 2001

Thomas B. & Mary (HARPST) DOWDEN were in Tully twp. area when dau. Dora was born Nov. 1887. Their son George b 1875 in Willshire area. Three ch were probably b in Aug. co. Oh. Maud M. 1885, Walter 1889 & Eva 1892. Can anyone help with info on this family?

Surnames: WHIPP
Researcher: Beckie Vaughan  Email:
Date posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2001

Hi I am wondering if some could look up the death notice and send it to me. I have tryied all the ares here, but find noone has mentioned this surename. James Dennis WHIPP died March 19, 1948 Dixon Van Wert County. Thanks Beckie

Researcher: Joy Harber  Email:
Date posted: Thursday, February 8, 2001

Looking for information on Sarah HAWK who married John MCCLURE 10 April 1860 in Van Wert. John's brother, Wilson MCCLURE married Lucinda HAWK prior to 1873. Both families moved to Kent CO. MI by 1880. Trying to find out if Sarah and Lucinda are sisters. Anyone researching HAWK, MCCLURE or WALLS families around Van Wert County Ohio, please contact me. Thanks.

Researcher: Betty  Email:
Date posted: Monday, February 19, 2001

Looking for families of Dora DOWDEN,Maud M. & George born in VanWert County mid 1880's. Father was Thomas B. DOWDEN. Mother was Mary HARPST.

Surnames: GREEN, WADE
Researcher: Ann Colby  Email:
Date posted: Monday, February 19, 2001

Looking for Asher and Eliza (WADE) GREEN who were in Van Wert Co. Ohio for the birth of their dau Ethel Adelia GREEN born Oct. 7 1888. I would be happy for any info on this family. Ann

Researcher: Amie Johnson  Email:
Date posted: Monday, February 19, 2001

Looking for info on an HARVEY`s who lived in Van Wert Ohio Please Help!!!!!!!

Researcher: Rebecca Irwin  Email:
Date posted: Sunday, March 11, 2001

Looking for Frank CALDWELL, b. 1870, listed as a widow in 1900 Liberty Township Census living with Isaac and Laura JOHNSON, who appear to be his in-laws, along with his children, John I and Laura CALDWELL. I believe he married Ettie (Henrietta?) JOHNSON first, and Lavina JOHNSON second wife. Any help is greatly appreciated.

Researcher: Muriel Barrett  Email:
Date posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2001

Thomas Corwin WILLIAMS and Emma S. (JOHNSON) WILLIAMS emigrated from Van Wert, Ohio in about 1875 to Boone County, Nebraska. I am looking for information regarding their families

Researcher: Beverly Carter  Email:
Date posted: Saturday, March 24, 2001

I am reposting my query as my Email address has changed. Looking for descendents of Abraham SHOWALTER b. 1841, d. 1927, m/1 to Magdalene HOLDER m/2 Frances KIMBLE. Two of his dtrs and a son lived in Van Wert Co; Addie BURT, b 1868 d. 1962, Arstine FORREST b 1864, & Burt SHOWALTER b 1881. Abe & Maggie raised their family in Licking Co., OH. Another son, Charles, is my grandfather. Any cousins out there?
Researcher: Barbara Eickmeyer  Email:
Date posted: Tuesday, April 3, 2001

Van Wert Co., Looking for more information on Philip A. SAYLOR and his family. He married into the HUGGINS family which is of my family line. Born 1/2/1871, married Bertha A 8/10 or 13/1899, died 7/23/1737 and buried at Fairview in W. Alex. Parents John W. and Lucinda Shaffer. I know he was a lawyer. Would like to know if he had siblings, what middle names are and any info on the Huggins family.

Researcher: Donna Payne  Email:
Date posted: Thursday, April 5, 2001

looking for info on delilah PICKENS. she was born 1803 and died in 1877 OHIO. married a alexander MOREHEAD. WOULD like to know who parents were and if she was of indian decent. Thanks

Researcher: Blair Sterling  Email:
Date posted: Monday, April 9, 2001

Seeking any information re: Henry CASE and wife Ellie MCMANAWAY in Van Wert in 1880's to early 1900's. My g-grandparents. Children Cora, Veda, Clinton, Grace, Jessie, Phoebe, Laura, Theda, Hazel, Gary, Ben, Spencer.

Researcher: Blair Sterling  Email:
Date posted: Monday, April 9, 2001

CASE, Henry married MCMANAWAY, Effie. Resided in Van Wert positively in 1889 or 1890. Son CASE, Clinton born there 1889 or 1890.

Researcher: G.D. DePietro  Email:
Date posted: Friday, April 13, 2001

Seeking name of parents of William WENTZ-family lived a few miles east of Wiltshire, Van Wert County, in about 1858. William married Angelica MACKRILL, whose family also lived in area. They married at the home of Joshua HARTZOG in same area.

Surnames: GEARHART
Researcher: Herb Williams  Email:
Date posted: Monday, April 16, 2001

Could someone please look up the death certificate of Emma GEARHART and identify her parents listed on the certificate. She died in Van Wert County, OH on 7 January 1931 and her death certificate should be in book 35 page 2 according to the Van Wert death index. She is my wife's great grandmother. Thanks for any help. Herb Williams Pensacola, FL

Researcher: Susan Kohn  Email:
Date posted: Thursday, April 19, 2001

Need any clues to Mary E. SHIPS or Mary SHIPMAN married Langdon KOHN 5/8/1879 Van Wert Co. She had son Walter from previous marriage b. 10-3-1876 in Ft Wayne, Ind. Who was Mary's first husband? What was her maiden name?

Researcher: Janet A. Nelson  Email:
Date posted: Thursday, April 19, 2001

Seeking info on Jacob MELCHI and Angeline RAMSAY; the names, birthdates and birthplaces of their parents and sibs, and all their children. Jacob MELCHI was born abt. 1834 in Pickaway Co., OH, and lived there until sometime after 1860, when he moved his wife and ch to Van Wert County, Ohio. According to the 1850 Federal Census for Salt Creek Twp., Pickaway Co., OH, his father was from Ireland (given name and bpl unk); and his mother's name and bpl are unk. Jacob MELCHI had a younger sis named Sophia MELCHI b. abt. 1841, and a younger bro named Henry MELCHI b. abt. 1843 in Pickaway Co., OH. He married Angeline RAMSAY on 20 January 1856. Angeline RAMSAY was born 12 December 1835 (bpl unknown). Jacob MELCHI died 04 March 1899 in Van Wert Co., OH. Jacob and Angeline were the parents of 10 or 11 children: June; Elizabeth; William Henry; Emily Ann; Israel; Eli Albert; Charles Marion; Alice; Cephus or Sephus; and Emma MELCHI. If anyone has further information on Jacob, Angeline, their parents, sibs or ch, please contact me at: TIA, Janet A. Nelson

Researcher: paulette stauffer  Email:
Date posted: Friday, April 20, 2001

BROWN elliott e. or BROWN myrtle j. trying find out about my grandparents,i no they lived in willshire until there death.grandpa was born in 10-6-1883/died 9-29-1965, grandma born in 6-2-1886/died 3-25-1961. looked at the library but did not know what i was doing. thank-you paulette

Surnames: TULLIS
Researcher: Jessica  Email:
Date posted: Sunday, April 22, 2001

In search of any information on Moses TULLIS who settled in Van Wert Co., Ohio in the early 1900's. Would like to know names of his wife and children, have reason to believe my Great Grandfather, Henry, was his son. But need more information to verify it... THANK YOU!!! Jessica

Surnames: MASON
Researcher: Dusty Pilgrim  Email:
Date posted: Thursday, May 24, 2001

Need an obit. for Rutha MASON, lived in Van Wert& died there. Was buried in Paulding Co. at Blue Creek Cem.--died 6-1-1942. Does anyone have a suggestions as to obtaining an obit. from then?

Surnames: CLEM, DEWITT
Researcher: Rhonda  Email:
Date posted: Saturday, May 26, 2001

CLEM family of Dixon, Ohio. I am researching the Clems who owned a hardware store in Dixon Ohio back around 1900. They later moved the store to Monroeville, IN. Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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