Seneca County, OH , Posted Queries for

Seneca County, OH

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EASTMAN posted by Selena DuLac on Friday, June 16, 2006
Is there an index for wills of Seneca Co? I am looking for a will of James T. Eastman who died in 1848 or his wife Mary Wood Eastman who died in 1875. Thanks, Selena

FREDERICKS, KREBS posted by Marj on Friday, June 16, 2006
I am looking for information about Katherine Krebs. She was listed as a surviving sister in Frank Frederick's obituary of Celina, Ohio who died in 1931. She was also listed as living in Tiffin, Ohio at the time of Frank's death.

EASTMAN, WOOD posted by Clyde Andress on Saturday, June 24, 2006
We are trying to find information that proves that Hulda Ann Eastman, born December 26, 1827, in Milo New York, Died January 03, 1892, was the child of James Thompson Eastman, born July 17, 1805, married Mary Wood Eastman, November 26, 1826. Both James Eastman and Mary Wood Eastman are buried in Seneca County, Ohio. James, September 8, 1848. Mary, April 19, 1875. We have letters and other information that state Hulda is the daughter of James Thompson Eastman, but nothing in legal form that the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) will accept at this time. Anything you can assist us with help in our search. Thank you. Clyde Andress Home # 928-855-5627 Work # 928-453-0736

MOMPHER posted by Harold Davis on Sunday, June 25, 2006
I am looking for the family of a soldier from Seneca County Ohio that was killed as a prisoner of war during the Korean War. Soldier; David Page Mompher Born: 1928, Caucasian Date of loss; July 19, 1950 Died while captured. When he entered service he gave Seneca County Ohio as his home of record. Thank you very much, Harold Davis 40th Infantry Division Korea '52-'53

MOMPHER posted by Harold Davis on Sunday, June 25, 2006
I am looking for the family of a soldier from Seneca County Ohio that was killed as a prisoner of war during the Korean War. Soldier; David Page Mompher Born: 1928, Caucasian Date of loss; July 19, 1950 Died while captured. When he entered service he gave Seneca County Ohio as his home of record. Thank you very much, Harold Davis 40th Infantry Division Korea '52-'53

KEISLING, KIESSLING, KISLING, KISSLING posted by R. Dennis Kisling on Tuesday, July 4, 2006
My ancestors arrived in Baltimore as below: Eleonore Kiessling Departure Arrival Date Age Gender Port Place of Origin Ship 25 May 1866 46 Female Bremen Germany J. L. Thiermann Emma Kiessling 25 May 1866 12 Female Bremen Germany J. L. Thiermann Julius H. Kiessling 25 May 1866 49 Male Bremen Germany J. L. Thiermann Louis Kiessling 25 May 1866 20 Male Bremen Germany J. L. Thiermann Margarethe Kiessling 25 May 1866 1 Female Bremen Germany J. L. Thiermann Paul Kiessling 25 May 1866 9 Male Bremen Germany J. L. Thiermann Richard Kiessling 25 May 1866 14 Male Bremen Germany J. L. Thiermann The family lived in Baltimore several years before coming to New Haven, Huron county where they are listed in the 1870 Census(Kissling.)By 1880 family members are found in Tiffin, OH and Barron county WI. I cannot locate Louis or father Julius H. in any records after the 1870 Huron Census so I presume they died in Huron or Seneca before the 1880 Census. I have searched all the cemetery and obituary records I'm aware of for Ohio but cannot find any references for Louis or Julius H- (Julius A Kiessling is another person). Can anyone in the Huron/Seneca county genealogy organizations point me to information on Louis and Julius H? I have used the name variations used for my ancestors in Ohio in the subject line above. I will post this query on the Seneca County and surname boards too. I am fluent in German and use the German language genealogy lists and would be happy to assist anyone with German language family research. R.Dennis Kisling Somerset,WI tel: 715-247-3140 cell 715-441-2713

CLEM posted by Ken Clem on Monday, July 10, 2006
Looking for descendants of Zachariah Clem b. abt 1823.

WILHELM posted by Robert Burdue on Wednesday, July 12, 2006
I am a Wilhelm Descendant and have been told there is a Wilhelm reunion held yearly near Willard. Anyone have information on this Wilhelm reunion?

DAVISON, EISENBERG posted by Tim English on Thursday, July 20, 2006
Hello, my name is Tim English and I am looking for a Levi Davison (abt.1830-1872) He married Elizabeth Eisenberg in Seneca county on March 2, 1851. I also know by the 1860 census, they were living in Miami county, Indiana. But I am trying to find out who is parents were and where exactly they came from. The census says he is from Pennsylvania but I have not been able to locate him there. There is a Levi Davidson in Crawford county who is the right age and was originally from PA but I am not sure because of the difference in the name. Can you help?

KREIS, STING posted by Felicia Randall on Friday, July 21, 2006
I am looking for information on STING and KREIS families that resided in Tiffin in the 1850's. Maria Kreis married John Sting on July 7, 1854 in Tiffin Ohio. Maria's sister Maragretha KREIS married Jacob STING on Oct 12, 1852. I believe that John and Jacob are cousins. I would like any in on these individuals as well as any relatives they may have had.

DECKER, METZGAR posted by Cindy Duhamel on Wednesday, July 26, 2006
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.

KNEPPLE posted by Linda Bogue on Saturday, July 29, 2006
Looking for information on my fathers family "KNEPPLE" - I know that his great-great grandfather was John C. KNEPPLE who was born in Maryland and migrated to Seneca Co. Ohio around 1846. He was married to a Mary(or May) unknown last name. They had 6 children: William Henry, Mary E., Samuel, Frances, John C., and Margaret J. Margaret J. KNEPPLE was born in June 1846 in Ohio. The older sibblings were all born in Maryland. The five oldest children all married in Tiffin, Seneca Co., Ohio between 1853-1865. William Henry m. Susan B. Sowers 27 Nov 1856; Mary E. m. Henry Shade 4 Sept. 1853; Samual m. Sarah Hiskey 26 Dec 1857; Frances m. David Wyant 12 Nov 1857; and John C. m. Amanda J. Wyant 31 Jan 1865. Margaret J. m. Moses H. Ridgeway 12 Sept 1869 in Wabash, IN. If anyone has information on this family - history, their descendents, place of origin, etc. - it would be greatly appreciated.

BENDER, LANG, SILVERS posted by Margaret Hall on Saturday, July 29, 2006
Henry (Hank) SILVERS; was born in 1887 in Quincy, Illinois, two years after his family moved from Tiffin, Ohio. His parents Edward Silvers and Mary Bender. Henry had a brother, Ed, and a sister, Mabel. Mary's parents were Andrew Bender and Anna Lang. Anna's parents were John & Anna Lang. Any information appreciated, especially on the Silver line.

BENDER, SILVERS posted by Margaret Hall on Saturday, July 29, 2006
I have a photo that was taken at Miller (Photography), Tiffin, Ohio. I would like to contact Miller, if they are still in business, to try to find out who is in the photo. The possible surnames are Bender and/or Silvers.

TAYLOR posted by Don Taylor on Monday, September 4, 2006
I would like to find the name of the father of Henry Taylor born 1840 in Big Spring. Also the maiden name of his mother Elizabeth born in Penn. ( or any information) In 1860. In 1860 they were living in Adrian. Thank you Don Taylor

TAYLOR posted by Don Taylor on Wednesday, September 6, 2006
I would like any information about Elizabeth Taylor b, 1798 in Penn. In 1850 census she has a son Henry b. 1840 in Big Springs, Ohio . In 1880 census, it list Henry's father as from England, but no name. Thank You Don Taylor

SOUFFLET posted by Sandy Norris on Thursday, September 7, 2006
I am looking for information regarding a train accident involving residents from Seneca county. My mother-in-law tells of her grandfather, an immigrant from France who lost a wife and daughter on that train sometime in the late 1800's. His last name is Soufflet and I believe that his wife's name was Esther. My mother-in-law doesn't know much more than what I have shared with you. Do you have any info about the accident, or is there a newspaper article out there somewhere that would shed some light? Thank you for your time. Sandy Norris

BRUGH, PENNINGTON, SWANGER posted by Dolores Ault on Friday, September 15, 2006
Henry Oscar Pennington, b. Oct. 25, 1848 Tiffin, Ohio unknown parents. M. Jan. 1870 Annie Elizabeth Brugh son John Edward Pennington b. July 1870 in Stark County. Remarried 1879 Mary E. Swanger in Logan County, Bellefontaine, died Nov. 18, 1918 in Logan County. Buried in Rea Cemetery. Thanks, Dolores M. Ault, Michigan

FREDERICK posted by Roberta Litchfield on Sunday, October 1, 2006
Wanting a obit for Joseph W Frederick. Died 18 April 1914 but obit in Tiffin Tribune on 22 April 1914. Any help apprecitated. Roberta Litchfield

HALL posted by Ed Hall on Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Hall undocumented family history has widower Gershom (Gersham) Hall b. abt 1744 Fairfield Co CT with his grandson Zebulon Hall b. 18 Feb 1821 Genesee (now Wyoming) Co NY visting a Morton cousin in the Bellevue Ohio vicinity in the year 1837. Not clear about county of residence. Geographic location of Bellevue makes Seneca Co a possibility. Not clear if the Morton family was a cousin of Gershom or Zebulon. The wife of Gershom Hall was possibly Keziah Atwood Gibbs and earlier possibly a lady named Sarah . Zebulon’s father Loammi Hall, son of Gershom Hall died in Perry Center NY 1823. It is possible the cousin may have been from his mother's side. She is reported to have been Sarah (Sally) Deuel (or other close spelling) who married Loammi Hall in Onondaga Co NY abt 1815. The second marriage of Sarah was to George Barber, Perry Center NY abt 1827. Second cousins of Zebulon are possible as Gershom the son of Jabez & Hannah Lyon Hall of Lanesborough, Berkshire Co MA. had in addition to Loammi the following children: Rhoda b abt 1741 who married Abial Platt, Hannah who married Caleb Burton 1st, then Osborn, John b Jan 1753 who married Phebee Benedict, Elizabeth b 16 Feb 1754 who married William Lewis, Lydia b abt 1755 who married Stephen Northrup, Calvin b 27 Dec 1759 who married Marcy (Marcy) Barnes, Ezra b 5 Jan 1762 who married Thiphena Sprague, Abrigal b abt May 1764 who married William Pitts Baker. The undocumented family history states Gershom died 1837 while visiting the Morton family in the Bellevue OH vicinity. Gershom was a Rev. War vet but did not apply for a pension. I'm looking for help to verify the death story and locate additional Morton relatives. From Ed Hall ever so great grandson of Gershom Hall

BEARD posted by Bertie Kelvie on Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Does anyone know what school a child who lived in Section 34 of Clinton Township would have attended until age 16? Following that, he attended high school at Republic. Does anyone know anything about the high school in Republic during the late 1840s---name, photo, yearbook, boarding accomodations, etc.? Following 2 terms at Heidelberg College, he taught 2 terms in Seneca County. Are there records of school teachers in Seneca County for the early 1850s? Thanks for helping me "flesh out" the life of my great grandfather, *John Louis Beard*! Bertie in Idaho My e-mail is:

SCOTT posted by Lynne Wilson on Friday, October 20, 2006
SCOTT family of Republic, Seneca County, OH. My gggrandfather was Samuel Scott, b. 1830 in Stark County OH, buried in Farewell Retreat cemetery, Republic, as Civil War veteran. His brother was John Scott, b. abt 1828 in PA.. Was Marvin, b. about 1825 in NY their brother? Ellenwood, son of the John above and his wife Abby Jane - I believe his nickname was "Woody" and I have a tintype photo of him and several other members of this family that are unidentified that were taken in New York, where this family came from I am under the impression that the parents were a Thomas Scott, b. in late 1700's in PA and a Nancy Ann Bunton. Would appreciate sharing information.

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