Crawford County, Ohio

Posted Queries for February 1998


JOHNSTON, MESSNER, MINICH, MINICK, SMITH posted by Lynne Sears on Sunday, February 1, 1998

Looking for information on the parents of Hershel Quinby JOHNSTON (born 2/10/1855 Bucyrus) He married Mary Ellen MESSNER, who was also from Bucyrus, in 1875. Also, information on the parents of Thomas J. MINICK (MINICH?) or his wife, Anna SMITH MINICK would be appreciated. They are both buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Bucyrus, his death being Sept 1868 and hers, Aug. 1877. They appear to have arrived in Bucyrus sometime after 1838, according to birth records of children. Thank you for your help.

VANDORN posted by Kathy Gavin on Friday, February 6, 1998

Myron Beech VANDORN, born in OH 07/16/1825, place unknown. The family came to OH from NY around 1814, it is believed that they settled in Whetstone Twp., Crawford Co. and at some time moved to Lexington, Richland Co. but it may have been the other way around. If the info I have is coorect, his parents were William and Easter (Esther) VANDORN. I would like any info on his birth to confirm this connection. Census and land deed info would be great! Thanks. Kathy Gavin

BITTIEKOFER, DURR posted by Julie Kukelhan on Friday, February 6, 1998

DURR I am seeking info on my great grandmother. My great grandmother's name was Clara L. DURR. She was born in Crawford County OH on 12-6-1870. Her parents were Frederick and Christina (BITTIEKOFER) DURR. My great-great grandmother Christina BITTIEKOFER was the daughter of Jacob and Maria BITTIEKOFER. Christina was born on 3-15-1847 in Liberty township, Crawford County OH. I would appreciate any information.

GOWING, HEMRY, HESS, SPAHR, TORRENCE posted by Talma Klaassen on Tuesday, February 10, 1998

Wish to correspond with those researching HESS TORRENCE SPAHR HEMRY GOWING


Am looking for information on Phillip BETTS, (born October 23, 1868 in Crestline, Ohio, Crawford County). He married Iva Nelia RAMBO (RAMBEAU) born October 21,1869 in Shelby, Ohio, Richland County. They were married November 12, 1891 in Shelby, Ohio. Their first child, Stanley Wilson BETTS, was born in Shelby. Sarah Ethel, Marion Frederick, Ada Helen, Bertha Laurie and Gladys Claro were born in Crestline between 1894 and 1903. Spouses of the above were: Lucy BOYER, Harry TOWER, Mary SHAFER, John SMITH, Adam STUKER (STEEKER, STICKER),and Egbert BLAINE

NORMAN, NORMON, SPRAW, SPROW posted by Carole Deacon on Sunday, February 15, 1998

SPROW/SPRAW, William Benjamin born 26 Jul 1844 married Elida/Eliza Alice NORMON 18 Oct 1866 in Bucyrus, Crawford Co, Oh. Father was George A. SPROW who died in Galion, Crawford Co, OH 7 Jun 1892. Any info on this or the NORMAN family would be appreicated.

KUHN, STOLL posted by Maxine Kuhn on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Christian: Looking for descendants of Christian KUHN and Helena Sophia STOLL KUHN who settled in Bucyrus and later in Whetstone Twp. Will share information from database.

ASSENHEIMER, STOLL posted by Maxine Kuhn on Sunday, February 15, 1998

ASSENHEIMER/STOLL: Looking for information on Ludwig ASSENHEIMER descendants

SCHEERER, SCHERER, SHEARER, SHERER posted by Maxine Kuhn on Sunday, February 15, 1998

SHEARER/SCHEERER/SCHERER/SHERER: Looking for descendants of this lineage who settled in Crawford Co., OH. Am trying to tree as many descendants as possible. Will share information from my database.

POE posted by Joseph Spittler on Sunday, February 15, 1998

I am looking for any information to confirm that Andrew Jackson POE who was born March 17, 1817 in Crawford Ohio

BILLING, NORMAN, SPRAW, SPROW posted by Carole Deacon on Tuesday, February 17, 1998

NORMAN Looking for information on Elida/Eliza NORMAN she married William Benjamin SPROW/SPRAW 18 Oct 1866 in Crawford Co. OH. She may have been born in Lake Co, OH. In 1850 she was living in Crawford Co with a Soloman BILLING family. Any info would be appreicated. Carole

SHAFER, STRIKER, STUCKMAN posted by Ralph E. Stuckman on Tuesday, February 17, 1998

My grandfather was Jeremiah SHAFER born in 1853 and died in 1931 (Crawford COunty). He married Anna Maria STRIKER(1869-1919)They had two children Ruth SHAFER who married Lewis R. STUCKMAN and Bennett SHAFER. Would like any information on the background of Jeremiah SHAFER as to birthplace and immediate relatives and so on.

COULSON, ESSEX, WALLACE posted by Joey Pedigo on Wednesday, February 18, 1998

Jessey ESSEX born about 1800 VA married Elizabeth "Betsy" WALLACE COULSON Jan. 20, 1834 in Crawford Co., OH. Recently I have been told that this was Elizabeth's 2nd marriage and that she had COULSON children. This couple is found in Wood Co., OH in the 1840 OH census. I would appreciate any information on this couple and Elizabeth's 1st marriage. Jessey had 2 sons, John E. b. 1828 Delaware Co., OH and David O. b. 1830 Columbus/Columbia, OH. Joey Pedigo

KISOR posted by Carol Jean Gaffney on Thursday, February 19, 1998

KISOR, George, came to Sycamore township in 1823 and his widow Susannah is listed as Head in 1850 Census. By 1850 Sycamore is in Wyandot and not Crawford but early records would be Crawford Co. I seek George's death date and burial and any of his children that stayed in Crawford or Wyandot Co. The children are Mariah, Barbara, George, Joseph, Henry and Benton

AURAND, WITTENMYER posted by Ward F. Ryan on Wednesday, February 25, 1998

I am planning a visit to your county this Summer. I would appreciate the name and location of the Crawford County cemetery, where the following individuals are buried. AURAND, Jonathan died ? His wife Susan WITTENMYER died ca. 1828 His 2nd wife Rachel WITTENMYER died ca. 1892. Thank your for your help in this search.

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