Wesley Samuel Cook1

M, (8 June 1879 - 28 May 1945)
     Wesley Samuel Cook was born on 8 June 1879 at Whetstone Township, Crawford County, Ohio.2 He was the son of Jacob Koch and Elisabeth Mutschler.1 Wesley Samuel Cook married, at age 25, Elizabeth Floy Kelly, age 17, daughter of Walker Carson Kelly and Hannah Ettie Albright, on Wednesday, 8 June 1904 at Whetstone Township, Crawford County, Ohio.2,3 Wesley Samuel Cook died on 28 May 1945 at age 65 years, 11 months and 20 days.3
     Wesley Samuel's surname has also been spelled as Koch.

In 1912 the "History of Crawford County, Ohio" was published, in which we find Wesley's biography that was submitted to the book's editor John E. Hopley. On pp. 677-678, preserved for future generations we find the following:

     SAMUEL COOK, who carries on general farming and stock raising to some extent in Whetstone township, Crawford county, O., has 114 acres of well cultivated land, this being the old homestead on which he was born, June 8, 1879. He is a son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Mutchler) Cook. The parents of Mr. Cook were both born in Lycoming county, Pa., and both married twice. The first wife of Jacob Cook was Mary Kiess and she was survived by the following children: Philip; Lena, wife of Amos Meck; and Mary, wife of Joseph Wagner. His second marriage was to Mrs. Elizabeth (Mutchler) Walter and Wesley Samuel was the only child born to this union. To her first marriage Mrs. Cook had three children, namely: Elmer; Addie, who was twice married, first to a Mr. Ball and second to John Cook; and Emma, who is the wife of Joseph Steinhilfer. Jacob Cook died on this farm Feb. 17, 1907, on which he had lived for many years. Politically he was a Democrat. Both he and wife attended the Evangelical church, to which his son also belongs. Wesley Samuel Cook obtained his education in the township schools and has always lived on the homestead, which he owns, subject to his mother's dower right. On June 8, 1904, he was married to Miss Bessie Kelley, a daughter of Walker and Hannah (Albright) Kelley, who live retired at Bucyrus. Mrs. Cook has one brother and one sister, Clarence and Hattie, the latter of whom is the wife of Ernest Steifel. Mr. and Mrs. Cook have three bright boys, Robert, Carson and Richard, who will be carefully reared and well educated. Mr. and Mrs. Cook are Christian people, belonging to the Evangelical body. A Democrat, like his late father, Mr. Cook votes for his party's candidates in National affairs but in local elections uses his own good judgment.2

Children of Wesley Samuel Cook and Elizabeth Floy Kelly

Last Edited=27 Mar 2014


  1. [S2359] Richard Douce, Douce / Wagner Family, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/48975630/ (United States of America: page last updated 2013) viewed on 25 November 2013.
  2. [S705] John E. Hopley, editor, History of Crawford County, Ohio and Representative Citizens (Chicago, IL: Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company, 1912), pp. 677-678.
  3. [S2367] Tani Erwin, Tani Y. Erwin's Family, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/35443672/ (Columbus, Ohio, United States of America: page last updated 2012) viewed on 26 March 2014.