Sandusky County, Ohio, Posted Queries for
US GenWeb Sandusky County, Ohio
Posted Queries for
September 1998
Ohio GenWeb

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Researcher: Barb Retcher
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Tuesday, September 1, 1998

Looking for information on Elizabeth CURRENT or CURRANT who was born in Sandusky Co Ohio in 1841. Her Father was Thomas CURRENT or CURRANT who came to Ohio from Virginia as a boy. Elizabeth married William PARKER and had 9 children. Thomas C Parker, Marie "Doll" Parker,Mary Parker, Rose Parker, Elizabeth Parker, Ruth Parker, Frank Parker, Charles Ezekiel Parker and John Ralph Parker.

Any information on these families would be greatly appreciated thanks
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Surnames: WAGGONER
Researcher: Chris Wagoner
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Tuesday, September 1, 1998

I have information on a John Waggoner Sr. and descendants that lived in Sandusky and other areas of Ohio. In particular a Simon Marion Waggoner, who lived in Sandusky County and was in the Civil War, 60th Ohio Vols Infantry. You can find more information on the personal web page under my Waggoner/Wagoner/Wagner Family Page : m/lig/c/w/cwcrash/

Researcher: Barb Retcher
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Tuesday, September 1, 1998

Looking for information on Michael WHALEN born 22 Feb 1854 in Castalia Sandusky Co Ohio. Michael married 1st to Julia LUFKIN and 2nd to Ollie HARRIETT Michaels parents were Edward WHALEN and Anna unknown last name.

Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated
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Surnames: GARDNER
Researcher: Anita
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Friday, September 4, 1998

Hi, I just trace my GARDNER family back to Sandusky Co., Scott twp., I just thought that I would drop a line and let everyone know who I am researching there. Horace Gardner b. abt 1800 Ct. was linving to Tolland Co., CT before purchaing land in Scott twp in 1834. Thru the census records I have tracked in thru 1860 as still living in Scott twp., and he did die there as the Hays library has his Estate papers (which I am eagerly awaiting:-0) If anyone can connect to Horace's family, I would love to corresponde and share information with you.

Happy Hunting All,

Researcher: Joyce Mason
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Friday, September 4, 1998

I am new to this list and am a researcher of the MASON, MCMILLAN, and MAY and LEWIS surnames. Hope to hear from any of you who also have these names.
Happy Hunting,
Joyce Mason

Surnames: BARBER
Researcher: Donna Feagans
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Saturday, September 5, 1998


I am looking for information on the BARBER family in Sandusky County. Augustus Barber came down from Ontario Canada with his brothers: John, Smith, Silas,and Henry around 1831.


Researcher: Rachel Penne
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Saturday, September 5, 1998

I am looking for any information about a family named Donovan from County Cork, Ireland, who lived somewhere in the Sandusky County area approximately 1868 through 1875. The men in the family worked for the railroad and followed the railroad out of OH in the 1870's.

One Donovan couple was John and Catherine (Hayes) Donovan. Common family names are Florence (a man), Ellen or Nell, Catherine, John Donovan and Dennis, Catherine, Michael Hayes. Until I learn where they lived in Sandusky (they are not in the 1870 census index), it is difficult for me to learn more about the family.

Thank you, Rachel Penne at [email protected]

Surnames: ORR
Researcher: Nannette Williams
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Sunday, September 6, 1998

I would like to register the surname of ORR, from Sandusky County, Ohio
Thomas ORR
Wallace G. ORR
Thank you
Nannette Daniel
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Surnames: MURPHY
Researcher: Dennis Murphy
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Tuesday, September 8, 1998

Compiling database on all MURPHY family members from northern Ohio, including Sandusky County. If you have data to submit and share, please contact me.

Surnames: MCMILLEN
Researcher: Joyce Mason
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Wednesday, September 9, 1998

Dear Tricia and all,

When I first began my research,I received the following from William Allen May,descendant of Isaac May,regarding the McMillen family:

RACHEL S. MCMILLEN b.1/5/1797,Grafton Co NH-d.11/13/1829SanduskyCo,OH
NANCY MCMILLEN b.9/11/1810,Grafton Co NH-d.3/12/1884 Pleasant Grove,KS

" Isaac May married Rachel S. McMillen,a daughter of Samuel McMillen who had brought his family to Livingston Co NY from NH. Following his father-in-law, Isaac moved his family in 1822 to Seneca Co,OH, then to York tp,Sandusky Co OH. Rachel died there on 11/13/1829. Isaac married her sister Nancy McMillen 1/13/1830."

I visited Sandusky Co OH in 1982 and found Samuel McMillen's gravestone,and that of his daughter Rachel at the McPherson Cemetery at Clyde,Sandusky Co OH. And I obtained a copy of his will.

I do not have proof, but believe that the most likely candidates for the father of Samuel McMillen are one of the sons of Archibald,namely Daniel, Andrew or William.

Tricia, I would very much like to have the copies of pages from Littleton,NH records that you mentioned.

Joyce Mason
Palm Springs,CA

Researcher: Charles Ivins
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Friday, September 11, 1998

My great grandfather, John Wilbur HOLLINGER was born 14 April 1864 in Freemont, Sandusky County, Ohio. He died 5 September 1943 in Constantine, MI. His parents were Jacob and Sarah HOLLINGER. I can not find further information on any Hollingers anywhere.

Seeking information on Jacob's dates, birthplace, and Sarah's dates, birthplace, and maiden name.

Thank you.

Researcher: Maggie Moerdyke Brown
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Friday, September 11, 1998

I too have spent much time in Clyde, OH and am researching the BROWN/REED names - any chance you might have info on my relatives?

My aunt Bernice Dalton (Brown) REED was a long time school teacher in Clyde, OH and I would very much appreciate any articles on her. My father Charles M. BROWN lived with her family at 228 W. Buckeye while growing up and picked cherries in the nearby orchards. Her home still stands next to the library and the nursing home. The drug store was family owned and Maynard Dalton BROWN (1872-1936) was the druggist early on in the 1900's and he was married to Hattie Elizabeth Kline. They had two girls - Bernice and Kathryn Lucille (Brown) BRADFORD. If you should have anything on Kathryn and her husband Homer BRADFORD, I would be very much interested. They both died in a car accident and I do not have death dates, where buried, etc. on them.

Always willing to share everything I have - many photo's and articles on Clyde as well - take care!! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Maggie Brown Moerdyke


Surnames: BABCOCK
Researcher: Bonnie Ferguson
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Saturday, September 12, 1998

Hi, Someone e-mailed me that they had found Babcock's in Sandusky OH. I am tring to find my GGrandmother Mary or Marie Babcock born 20 Jun 1848 in OH. I have not been able to find where in Ohio. I am prone to look in the northern counties because they go into MI.
Her parents I believe are Charles and Rilla Babcock and the 1880 census of Lowell Kent MI say they were both born in NY.
Is there anyone who could look up in Sandusky co and find this family?
Any help would be appreciated.
Bonnie Ferguson [email protected]

Researcher: Jane S. Flannery
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Saturday, September 12, 1998

I am trying to find relatives of Marguerite DIEHR who was b in Green Creek Township and d in Fremont, OH. Her maiden name was Harris and she was previously m. to Cecil STROHL. Any info welcome. Jane

Surnames: HAFF
Researcher: Lori Haff
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Saturday, September 12, 1998

HAFF- please help me clarify the path of my ancestors, my father grew up in Fremont, Ohio. My Grandfather, Wallace, still lives there. Beyond that, I don't have much.
Lori Haff

Researcher: Charles H. Tieman
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Monday, September 14, 1998

My distant cousin Clara Ann Clapp lived on West Maple St in Clyde, and died there in 1924, aged 72. She is buried in McPherson Cemetery along with her parents Edmund and Charlotte (Foote) Clapp. I found those graves on a trip there six years ago ( I live in Calif.), but didn't find her grandmother who is supposed to be buried there. That was Phebe (Young)(Foote) Barrett. who died around 1865-1875.

I'd appreciate it if someone would check the new McPherson cemetery book for Phebe, my 4th ggma.


Surnames: TRAUT
Researcher: Judy Williams
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Tuesday, September 15, 1998

I am searching for information on my Grandfather Anton TRAUT arrived in America 1848. He married Natalia (unknown) in Ohio. Their five children were born in Carey, OH. Grandmother Natalia died 12 Oct 1867, at the age of 27. Anton farmed out the four older children and the baby girl (Natalia) was adopted. Can anyone help me find the maiden name of Natalia. Census record indicated she came from Baden (as did Anton). They have lived around Findlay, OH. Natalia is buried in Frenchtown, OH. Relatives by the name of Moos may have raised the two boys, Anthony and Henry. It is unknown who raised the two daughters Anna and Mildred. Mildred ended up in Port Clinton as a teenager. Any information would be welcome. I'm definitely stuck on the maiden name.

Researcher: Carol Heltebrake Gammel
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Tuesday, September 15, 1998

Any information on this name or variations: Heltebrake - Helterbrake - Hilterbrick - Heldibreak

Carol Heltebrake Gammel
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Surnames: MILLER
Researcher: Sandy
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Tuesday, September 15, 1998

I'm trying to connect with MILLER's in Clyde Ohio. Can anyone do a census look up for Wood County. Years of interest 1830 - 1860.
Thank you in advance.
Please respond to my email [email protected]

Researcher: Cathyb
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Tuesday, September 15, 1998

My Mattix family were first in Sandusky Co.,Ohio.
Isiah Jacob MATTIX 18 April 1797 d 14 October 1863 & Mary ELIZA or Mary CHOULTERMAN.
There children
Thurston MATTIX
Ebon MATTIX m Sarah Pricilla CLARK
Nehiemiah MATTIX
Neome MATTIX m Robert DUNBAR
Rachel MATTIX m Nicholas KEPNER
Isiah Jacob Junior MATTIX m Sarah Ann MITCHELL
Let me know if anyone knows them.

Researcher: Paul E. Cavalier
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Tuesday, September 15, 1998

Please add the following surnames
from Sandusky County that I am researching:


Thank You

Paul Cavalier
95 Hampton Blvd
Massapequa, NY 11758-7364
PH: 516-541-3908
email - [email protected] (text only)
[email protected] (enclosures are OK)

Cavalier, Momeny and French Canadian Ancestry
Vonthron, Hauser, Detwiler and German Ancestry
Purdy, Quisno, Davis, Grundy, Prevoncha, Moore, Mcneil, Monderschied


Researcher: Jim Layton
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Wednesday, September 16, 1998

Seeking information on JOHN RUSH LAYTON and HANNAH (BENNETT) LAYTON (born-1844) Upper Sandusky,Ohio. Also, MOSES BISHOP LAYTON (born-1874) Putnam,Ohio. Willing to share LAYTON family history.

Surnames: MILLER
Researcher: Sandy
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Wednesday, September 16, 1998

I'm searching for Miller's that lived in Clyde Ohio early to mid 1800's Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Sandy in Michigan

Researcher: Sandy
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Wednesday, September 16, 1998

I'm new to this list. I'm working on my husband's Miller line. Wilheim Waldeck born Mar 16, 1858 Holland, Ohio, married Sept. 19, 1895, Elberta (Bertha) Miller from Clyde, Ohio. I believe she had a sister named Lucy and a brother named Oliver. ( this was his middle name). I know nothing else of this family. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Warmest Regards;
Sandy in Michigan

Surnames: SENNE
Researcher: Amy Senne
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Thursday, September 17, 1998

I was wondering if anyone might have access to the 1880 Sandusky Co. census. I am looking for the family of Edward SENNE.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance!
Amy Senne
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Researcher: Leora Ferguson
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Monday, September 21, 1998

I am looking for my G-G-Grandfathers father. My G-G-Grandfathers name was John Mowry. He came to America with his parents from Adelwil, Switzerland. John was nine years old. His father was a farmer in Seneca County. I have found articles telling about his father but they only refer to him as being "John's father who lives in Seneca County". I also know that his mother lived to be 70 or more years old. My cousin and I have been looking for months and we are at a dead end. Any suggestions? We were also told by a second cousin that the name Mowry was changed from Maurer when John went into the Civil War.John was born in 6-28-1844. That means his familly came to America in 1853.

Researcher: Wendy Newhouse Hodgden
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Tuesday, September 22, 1998

Looking for info on Jacob NEWHOUSE family. He married a Dena DAVID. Lived in a small town near Fremont named Kansas Station, Ohio.


Wendy Newhouse Hodgden

Surnames: NEWHOUSE
Researcher: Wendy Newhouse Hodgden
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Tuesday, September 22, 1998

I am looking for info on my Great Grandfather who lived in or near Fremont, named Jacob NEWHOUSE. It seems he owned a general store, mill and lumber yard in Kansas Station near Fremont back in the late 1800's. They were Jewish. Is there a Jewish cemetary around there? Where might I go to find info on Kansas Station, Ohio and Fremont.

Wendy Newhouse Hodgden

Researcher: Denny Mason
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Tuesday, September 22, 1998

COOLEY, TUCKERMAN, LEFEVER - interested in Edmund Ogden Cooley, Jeremiah Cooley, Peleg Cooley, Harry Lefever

Researcher: Denny Mason
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Friday, September 25, 1998


Interested on information on the Cooley's who were decendents of Peleg Cooley. Aslo interested in the Harry Lefever family. Also information on the Tuckermans that were/are related to Emma Tuckerman Cooley.

Surnames: MILLER
Researcher: Bill Dahlberg
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Friday, September 25, 1998


I am looking for information on Carpenter Miller (b. ca 1809 in PA) and family of York Twp. Does anyone know anything about him? Any help would be appreciated!



Surnames: JOHNSON
Researcher: Gundoc3
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Sunday, September 27, 1998

Looking for Johnson families in Sandusky County Ohio between 1790-1850. Found several different lines of Johnsons. My family is that of Lewis Johnson and Abigail Stults. There eldest son James Johnson was born in 1835 there. I believe I had found Lewis and Abigail Married there about 1832. Found alot of information on Henry Johnsons family, and Daniels that I would like to pass on to the line it belongs to . As well as other Johnson odds and ends. Please contact me if you have a johnson line there at that time.

Researcher: Betty VanLeer
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Tuesday, September 29, 1998

Looking for Laura Cotterman. Believe she is buried in Fremont. She was married to Cecil E. Cotterman, and had a son. she died when he was very young and he was raised in the Fremont area by an Aunt. This aunt was never married. Laura was part Indian. She died about 1938-1943. Can anyone solve this problem? Cecil remarried and had 4 more children and died in 1883. Any information would be very helpful. Thanks
Betty VanLeer
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Researcher: Ruby
Email: [email protected]
Date posted: Wednesday, September 30, 1998

The 1860 census of Fremont was taken by Jacob D. BOTEFUR (BOTEFUHR). Looking for a marriage for his dau, Sarah E., who was 21 yrs in 1860. J.D. was a newspaper printer in Fremont, for a time. Any other info on this family greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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