Seneca County, OH , Posted Queries for

Seneca County, OH

Posted Queries for October 1996 thru March 1997

JONES, LOCKE posted by Jerry Harrison on Saturday, October 12, 1996

Elam LOCKE, b. 1794 in Winfield, NY and wife Jane JONES LOCKE, b. in/of Montgomery, PA, lived in Cincinnati and Melmore, Seneca, Ohio. They had, at least, Eri, 12/30/1822, Josiah, 1830, and Hartwell, 1835 (the latter two born in Melmore). Were there other children? Did the sons who were born in Melmore have descendants?

REINBOLT, SCHULTZ posted by Alice Allen on Saturday, October 12, 1996

George SCHULTZ was born in 1830 in Knox County, OH. He married Elizabeth REINBOLT in 1850 in Seneca County. Would like to have information on George SCHULTZ's parents and siblings.

MILLER, WADE posted by Judy Husman on Wednesday, November 13, 1996

Searching for the parents of Benjamin Franklin WADE, b. 12 March 1842 in Seneca Co. Ben WADE was my great-grandfather. He left the family, so the story goes, for gold and adventure out west when in his teens. He does NOT appear on the 1850 Seneca Co. Census. A "blurb" in an Oregon book (where he married in 1867) gives this information (which I'd like to prove/disprove): Robert WADE, b. Scotland, married Hannah MILLER "of KY" Children: George Washington; Emeline; Isaac; John; Robert jr.; Ezekiel Gavat; Minerva; twins Hannah & *Benjamin Franklin born 12 March 1842; Abraham; and Emeranca. In the 1880 Oregon census, however, Ben WADE said his father was b.NY (!) and his mother b.KY. Any help in researching this family would be greatly appreciated.

GLICK, PLETCHER, SAVIAL, SWANDER posted by John Housley on Sunday, December 8, 1996

I am looking for information on the SAVIAL family. My grandmother Bertha Savial Conrad was born in Tiffin January 27, 1885, but later moved to Wood County near Bloomdale. Her father was John Wesley SAVIAL (1853-1926), and her mother was Mary PLETCHER (1862-1926). I have noted that a Levi SAVIAL (1815-1874) is buried in Rock Run Cemetery in Seneca County. I would like to determine if Levi might be the father of John Wesley SAVIAL. I am also seeking information on the SWANDER family which has Seneca County roots. My third=great grandmother was Mary Ann SWANDER, daughter of John SWANDER and Elizabeth GLICK.

GANGWER, POCKMIER posted by John Wilson on Tuesday, December 10, 1996

I am interested in my Ggrandmother, Idella GANGWER b. Mar. 3, 1873 in Tiffin, OH. Her parents are Tilghman H. GANGWER and Susan POCKMIER. I need the address to get her birth cert and need any additional information on her parents. Thank you.

ARMBRUSTER posted by Curtis J. Armbruster on Friday, December 13, 1996

I am interested in obtaining information about the ARMBRUSTER Family. Particularly those that originally came from Pennsylvania around the turn of the century, and apparently settled in the Tiftin or Tiffiny? area. Some of the original brothers went to Michigan at a later date. If you have information please send or contact the writer. I in return have some information that I am putting into readable form that will be available soon.

SHADE posted by Gordon on Friday, December 20, 1996

I am seeking information on the family of Mary Ann SHADE. She was born in Seneca Co., OH. on December 17, 1837. Information on her parents, siblings, grandparents, etc. would be most appreciated.


Mary Anna SCHWAB LUDWIG immigrated to Tiffin, Seneca County, in the 1830's as a widow. Her daughter, Catherine LUDWIG b. 1835 was m. 1855 to Albert BEHM/BOEHM, b. 1828. Albert owned a brickyard behind St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Related families were EYERMAN, WEISBECKER and BREITENBACH. Albert and Catherine's children married into the following families: STEIS, KINSTLER, SMITH, GROSS, WOLFERT, GERHARDS and KIRCHNER. Have much info to share.

PETER, WUEBBEN, YOST posted by Karen Kalter on Sunday, January 12, 1997

Seeking information on JOHN WUEBBE(N) and MARY PETER. JOHN WUEBBE(N) was born in Hanover, Germany approx. 1849. MARY PETER was supposedly born in Big Spring Township of Seneca County, Ohio, on March 12, 1859. They married at St. Boniface in New Riegal, Ohio on June 29, 1878. I would like to know the names of their parents and the names of any siblings. MARY PETER died December 25, 1898 and after that JOHN WUEBBE(N) married ANNA CATHERINE YOST at St. Boniface. I would like to know the names of her parents and any siblings. Please reply to my e-mail address:

BEIGH, CROUSE, HAINES posted by Bob Haines on Sunday, January 26, 1997

Researching HAINES, BEIGH, CROUSE, all Seneca Co., OH.

BAUM, BENNETT, SCHEUER, SHIRE posted by Nancy Shire on Thursday, February 6, 1997

My husband's grandfather, Frank (Winfield?) SHIRE, was killed in a farming accident at Old Fort, Ballville Township, Sandusky County on 27 July 1905. His wife, Fannie Arvilla BENNETT, was evidently from Seneca County because they were married there, at Tiffin, on 22 December 1897. Frank SHIRE was born on 8 February 1873, place unknown. He and Fannie had 3 children: Frank Bennett SHIRE, born at Old Fort, Ohio (there seems to be some confusion as to whether this is in Sandusky or Seneca County) in 1898; Mildred Elizabeth SHIRE, at Old Fort, in 1900; and Phillip Henry SHIRE, my father-in-law, at Old Fort, in 1904. After Frank SHIRE Sr. died, Fannie remarried a man named Floyd BAUM and moved to Toledo, Ohio where she and her family remained for the rest of their lives. Fannie must have met Mr. BAUM before she left the farm, because there is a record that he was hired to help harvest the crops left in the field after Frank SHIRE's untimely death. I would like to know more about this family. My husband says the name was not originally SHIRE, but something like SCHEUER, and that there was a large settlement of the family near Frankenmuth, Michigan. However, I have never been able to document any of this. Would appreciate any assistance.

HUNT posted by Chris Mariscano on Tuesday, February 11, 1997

Searching for the family of Merlin HUNT b. 27JUN1895 in Seneca County, OH, died JAN1975 in Erie County, OH. Looking for any information on him, his descendents or an obituary. Thanks..Chris

MARCH, RAVER posted by Don Raver on Wednesday, February 12, 1997

Searching for James RAVER b. 1816 Lancaster, PA d. 1903 Winamac, IN, m 1839 Seneca co,OH to Susanna MARCH. Susanna's parents John March and Catherine Reesor were in Seneca from 1833 to 1840. Looking for marriage record or any facts on James being in OH. Thanks in advance.

HARTMANN, KALMES, LUTZ, MAERTZ, MERTZ posted by Janet Berkson on Thursday, February 13, 1997

Am interested in exchanging information on surnames MAERTZ (MERTZ), HARTMANN, LUTZ, and KALMES. All from Big Spring Township, Seneca County, approximately 1840-1920s.

ANDERSON, BOOS, FOES, MALLOY, STOVER posted by Susan on Monday, February 17, 1997

Looking to find descendants of David and Lena (STOVER) BOOS of Fostoria, Ohio. Some descendants may have remained in Fostoria and others relocated to Toledo. Names would be MALLOY, ANDERSON and FOES. David lived in Old Soldiers and Sailors Home; are there any sources for obtaining records of residents in that home?

FRY, HALE, KAGY, MACKEY, VANDYKE posted by Kim Golding on Monday, February 17, 1997

Looking for information about the VANDYKE, FRY, MACKEY, KAGY and HALE(S) families of Seneca County, Ohio. Samuel E. VanDyke was born on Dec 5, 1786 in Pennsylvania. He died on February 16, 1862 in Fostoria, Hancock County, Ohio. Samuel married mary Fry in 1809. Mary was born October 10, 1790 in Pennsylvania. She died on September 26, 1863 in Fostoria, Hancock County, Ohio. Their children were (1) Mary Ellen VanDyke, born October 8, 1810, Middletown, Frederick County, Maryland. Mary Ellen was christened on April 7, 1822, at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Middletown, Frederick County, Maryland. She died on July 23, 1874 in Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio. On December 22, 1842, she married Joel Hales in Ohio. (2) Samuel Cox VanDyke, christened April 3, 1814 at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Middletown, Frederick County, Maryland. He married Ann Hales on April 28, 1842 in Seneca County, Ohio. (3) Charlotte VanDyke, born November 22, 1816 in Pennsylvania. She died on December 1, 1895 at Fostoria, Ohio. (4) Anna Jane VanDyke, born about 1829 in Pennsylvania. Anna Jane died about 1902 in Fostoria, Ohio. She married Isaac N. Kelley on October 6, 1854 in Hancock County, Ohio. This family owned and lived on land in Pleasant Township, Ohio. Samuel Cox and Ann Hales VanDyke had the following five children. (1) Albert G. born March 31, 1843; (2) Francis Marion born February 14, 1846; (3) Anne born February 14, 1846; (4) Irene born February 6, 1850, died November 2, 1914. Irene married Leander Kagy about 1872; (5) Franklin Pierce born February 5, 1852, died january 14, 1886. Franklin married Margaret Mackey abut 1873.

JONES, LOCKE posted by Jerry Harrison on Monday, February 24, 1997

Hi, I am looking for any information about Hartwell LOCKE, who was enumerated in Ward 3, Cinncinnati, Hamilton, Ohio in 1880? Hartwell LOCKE was b. abt 1835 of Melmore, Seneca, OH to Elam LOCKE and Jane JONES. Did Hartwell have a family?

GLIDDEN, WESTBROOK posted by JoEllen Salkin on Wednesday, February 26, 1997

I am seeking information on Margaret E. WESTBROOK, b 15 June 1826 in Scipio Twp, Seneca County, Ohio. About 1842 she married Francis GLIDDEN, of Noble County,Ohio. He was killed in the Battle of Rivers Bridge in SC during the Civil War.Thanks.

LUMAN, MARTIN, SHAW posted by Anna-Maria Dudte on Monday, March 17, 1997

Surnames: LUMAN (may also be found spelled Looman or Lewman), SHAW, and MARTIN. Looking for any information on these names in Senece County, OH, surrounding counties, and Perry/Fairfield County, OH. Probably emigrants from PA. Anna-Marie Dudte, 108 N. Washington, Knob Noster, MO 65336, 816/563-4143,

DECKER, METZGAR posted by Cindy Duhamel on Tuesday, March 25, 1997

DECKER, JOHN W married CATHERINE METZGAR in Seneca County, OHIO 1851 by J P Wheeler. Several children buried in Coffman/Kauffman Cemetery. Have been researching DECKER/METZGAR since 1974-will share info.

ABBOTT, DICKIE, FRISINGER, ROOP, SCHULZ, WEST posted by Margie Pearce on Tuesday, March 25, 1997

ROOP Any information on Samuel Roop (1816-1886) and Margaret FRISINGER (1833-1891) who married and had 12 children born in Van Wert Co. Amos ROOP who lived in Senaca Co, ca. 1834, where his mother, Elizabeth ABBOTT Roop (1773-1841), and sister, Eva Roop SCHULZ WEST (d. ca. 1843), are buried. Another sister, Susannah Roop DICKIE, lived in Van Wert Co. ca. 1843, before moving to Miami Co. a few years later. All these folks are part of my ggggrandfather's family and any help would be deeply appreciated.

KEITZER, PARSON posted by KEITZLER on Thursday, March 27, 1997

Looking for anscestors and descendents of Michael KEITZER of New Reigle, Big Spring Twp., Seneca Co., OH. Looking for ancesters and descendents of Joseph & Hellena PARSON of New Reigle, Big Spring Twp., Seneca Co., OH.

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