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The Michael and
Elizabeth (Anspach) FISHER Family Click
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Delphos High School Baseball and Football
teams, dated 1927. The names of the individuals on the
baseball team are as follows:
Sitting Left to right: Charles Raling C, Paul Roake CF, Morris James ?? 3B, Ralph Alleemui? RF
2nd Row Left to right: Capt. Russell Bigelow P, Harold Kimbal P, Rudolph Roabe, Everett Roabe 1B,
3rd Row Left to Right: Coach Frankfather?, Donald Rinehart SS, Melvine Westmick CF LF, Harold Ridenour CF RF, Chester Alleemui? CF P, Mgr. Lee
Pittinburger, Principal McVey
Delphos High School - lettermen
graduates - 1927
Contributed by: Stephen Hicks, email: email@example.com
Stephen descends from Harold Ridenour.
I have an old BAILEY photograph that I'd like
to share with the family. The people in the photo are: Clinton
Charles BAILEY, John S. BAILEY, Wilbert Grant BAILEY, Sarah
Isnogle BAILEY (the mom) and a young woman whom I believe to
be Clinton Charles's wife. Clinton Charles BAILEY married
Slyvia L. ADELBLUTE INGLEDUE. Slyvia had two sons, Charles A
and Chester A and a daughter Ruth Ellen. Clinton and Slyvia
are buried at Salem Cemetery in Westminster, OH. Per the 1910
census for Allen Co., Auglaize Twp., OH Clinton Charlres
BAILEY was married to Mary (?) and they had a son Myrle C.
born about 1898. C. Clinton BAILEY obit of Oct 6 1967 states
son, Charles is living in Harrod, step-daughter Ruth SWAUGER
is livilng at 1575 N. West, one stepson, Chester A. INGLEDUE
lives in Toledo. The mysterious woman in the family photo is
either Clinton Charles BAILEY's first wife, Mary or his 2nd
wife Sylvia. Would like anyone related to this family to
contact me and help solve the mystery. Wilbert BAILEY is my
great grandfather. View
Contributed by: Jo
School - Shawnee Township 1897 or 1899
Contributed by: Trace Archer firstname.lastname@example.org
TOP ROW-L to R: Allie Rhodes- Allie Beeler-Carl Bowsher-Houston DeLong-Charlie Harpster-Teacher, W. Bidell-Albert Bowsher-Harley Beeler-Oscar Bowsher
2nd ROW: Pearl Mayer-Lizzie Rhodes-Wallace Saddler-Herby DeLong-Grover Mayer-?-Lizzie DeLong-Ida Mayer-Edna Bowsher-Minnie Beeler
SHORT ROW: Vilas Stepleton- Oscar Saddler-Carl Saddler-Oscar Rhodes
4th ROW: ?-?- Harry Arthur-Ethel Ritchie-Hazel Moyer-Essie Beeler-Vivian Bowsher-Cloe Arthur-Alex Mayer-Howard Mayer-Ratio Bowsher
BOTTOM ROW: Leo DeLong-Ira Bowsher-Marie Beeler-Leonard Bowsher
believed that this is a
photo (left to right) of: Margaret Peacock and her
husband Auley Mccauley Hulings ( who moved to Mankato, KS) , next to the Mary
France Peacock and her husband Samuel Rockhill and last Maribah Spriner Peacock
and her husband George N. Riley. It was supposed to be take in the Cincinnati,
Ohio area. The age of the photo has to be about 1865 as that is when Samuel
died, George Riley and Samuel Rockhill and their families were early settlers
in Allen County, Ohio. Contributed by Norita Moss. email@example.com
Children in a playground/backyard
. . . The young girl on the swing
with the bow in her hair- in front (left) is Esther Elizabeth Curtiss DOB:
2/28/1908. The girl on the far right on the teeter-totter is Esther's
sister - Evelyn Curtiss DOB: 8/1/1904. They lived at 933 N. McDonel,
Lima, OH with their grandmother (Lydia Reeves) most of their childhood. Their
Mother died when Esther was 2 years old . . . 1910-11. Her name was Dorothy
"Dot" Reeves-Curtiss. The other two girls in the photo are not identified.
Can you help identify?
Contributed by Rene Tanner. Email
Group of Ladies
Together in front of Old Car . . . The lady in front 2nd from
the right is Luella (Lipsett) Curtiss (dark dress with lace collar). DOB:
Apx. 1858 DOD: 6/10/1934; Her husband was Dr. Charles L. Curtiss DOB:
6/21/1840 DOD: 3/3/1895
They had three sons:
Dwight E. Curtiss - Esther & Evelyn's Father born 10/18/1881
Dr. Edgar J. Curtiss born May 24, 1884
Charles Laws "Pete" Curtiss born Dec 21, 1889
Dr. Charles L. Curtiss was the only son of Dr. Elijah & Flora (Hanchett) Curtiss.
They had one daughter Mary Elizabeth "Libby" Curtiss that never married
and died at the age of 92 yrs old, in December 1941. She was a school
teacher most of her life in Lima, OH.
Contributed by Rene Tanner. Email
1919 5th grade class at St. John's School - Lima, Ohio
Contributed by Sue Roach. Email:
Reading Left to Right:
Domonic M. Carbone
1924 St. John graduation class
It is believed that
this photo represents the graduates pictured in the 5th grade class above.
1930 St. John's Graduation Class
Back Row: Karl Huster, Martin Bowersock, John Frueh, Tim Downey, Leonard
Second Row: John Caskey, Paul Ribley, John Pendergast, Nicholas Sliemers,
Third Row: Dorothy Donnellan, Agnes Downey, Anna Rose Wellman, Joe Ciminello,
Front Row: Blanche Langan, Margaret Kaple, Grace Rogers, Elizabeth Lawson, Marie
Hahn, Catherine McFarland, and Alice Sullivan. Father Brissler, Asst. Pastor
and Father Plumauns, Pastor at front. Fr Brissler on the left and Fr.
on the right.
Daughter of Edward H. Wellman and Margaret Casey
Timothy Bates Bowersock
A biography for this individual may be read at here.
1920 photo marked "Allschuel
Building, 1920, Lima, Ohio" contributed by Zoe Nawrocik
email The Allschuel Brothers were wholesale fruit dealers.
Following is information on the Altschul (and various spellings) surname from
the 1930 Lima Census:
Altschul, Ben age 57, married at age 28, born in OH, father born in Germany,
mother born in France.
Residing at 122 McDonel St. Occupation: Wholesale Fruit Produce
Altschul, L. Belle, wife, age 55, married at age 26, L. Belle and both her
parents born in OH.
Altschul, Helen A., daughter, age 17, single, born in OH
Roberts, Esther, mother-in-law, age 78, widowed, born in OH, father born in OH,
mother born in PA
Series T626, Roll 1747, WD4, page 95A and 95
b. Dec 23, 1815, d. Oct 07, 1895 and his wife Barbara Stemen
Sherrick, b. Apr 13, 1814, d. May 06, 1903
They were residents of Marion Township.
Historical note: Henry Stemen (1775-1855), an early pioneer in Fairfield County,
had been ordained a Mennonite minister in 1809 and bishop in 1820. Daughter
Barbara Stemen and her husband Samuel Sherrick as well as daughter Magdalena and
her husband Henry Sherrick accompanied the bishop's family to Allen County, Ohio. Also at the
same time came Deacon John Sherrick (1778-1857) with his wife Mary.
Horace Mann Elementary School
was photographed in April 2003 by Zoe Nawrocik. She was advised by people
in the neighborhood that the school is scheduled for demolition.
Contributed by Zoe Nawrocik
Square Deal Market photo
illustrating life in Lima Ohio in the 1920's or earlier. Contributed by
Shawnee Township - very early photo postcard. Contributed by
Church, Lima - around 1930. Contributed by
Lima, Ohio Post Office