Crawford County, Ohio

Posted Queries for May thru June 1998


LANTZ posted by Trudie Davis-Long on Tuesday, May 5, 1998

LANTZ Joseph LANTZ's teenage daughter died ca 1858 in Galion, Crawford County. Looking for info on his wife Rachel and children: Caroline and Uriah - what happened to them. Looking for all descendants of Joseph LANTZ who was originally from Carroll Co, MD. Can exchange on ancestors. Trudie Davis Long

KESSLER, SMITH posted by Shirley Stein on Tuesday, May 5, 1998

Researching gr-grandfather, Louis KESSLER born ca 1846, probably PA. He married Mary Anne SMITH born 1850 Zanesville, OH and marriage date 14 Feb 1866. They had two sons and divorced in 1870s. Mary Anne remarried and moved to Shelby, Nebr and with her two sons and new husband homesteaded. Any information most appreciated. Thanks. Shirley

KESSLER, SMITH posted by Melshirl on Tuesday, May 5, 1998

Researching gr-grandfather, Louis KESSLER born ca 1846, probably PA. He married Mary Anne SMITH born 1850 Zanesville, OH and marriage date 14 Feb 1866. They had two sons and divorced in 1870s. Mary Anne remarried and moved to Shelby, Nebr and with her two sons and new husband homesteaded. Any information most appreciated. Thanks. Shirley

STAILEY, STALEY posted by Katherine Staley on Thursday, May 7, 1998

Crawford Co., Ohio censes of 1830-1850. Looking for the following men thought to be related to the STALEY line that I am searching. Please e-mail to if anyone has info to share. Thank you, Katherine. 1830 census: Malichi STAILEY, John STAILEY, John STAILEY,JR. 1840 census: John STALEY, Jacob STALEY 1850 census: Frederick STALEY, Thomas STALEY, Jno.A. STALEY Thank you!

PENNINGTON posted by Boyd Pennington on Wednesday, May 13, 1998

I'm looking for an information regarding the PENNINGTON family who lived in Crawford County, OH. The only names I have are Ralph Wayne PENNINGTON. Any PENNINGTON's out there researching?

CLAPP, JACKSON posted by I. J. Stewart on Wednesday, May 13, 1998

Information concering Abner CLAPP JACKSON, born July 30, 1853, Galion, Crawford County, Ohio. He moved to Illinois as a young child and to Austin County, Texas in 1876 with a brother J. H. JACKSON. Other brothers and sisters, Joshua, Stephen, Daniel, Will, Levi and Mary. Any information will be appreciated. I will gladly share the data I have.

POWELL posted by Ed Stumpf on Sunday, May 17, 1998

Seeking information on the location of distant cousin Bertha M. POWELL. Last known contact was in 1978 when she lived on Iron Street in Bucyrus. She is a retired 6th grade teacher.

BAUER, BOWER, HUMMEL, KHIEL, REESER posted by John Hoff on Wednesday, May 20, 1998

Catherine KHIEL was born in PA in 1784. She either married or had a child by Benjamin HUMMEL. She later married a BOWER or BAUER and was living in Crawford Co., OH, in 1835. I do not know her husband's first name. Catherine BOWER is supposed to have died 22 June 1852 and her death may have taken place in Crawford Co., OH, but it may have been elsewhere. Catherine's daughter, Keziah HUMMEL, married Daniel REESER and died in Cumberland Co., IL. Any help appreciated.

EAST, KIMMELL, TARR posted by David Tarr on Thursday, May 21, 1998

I am searching for information about my g-g-grandfather Samuel TARR born 1775 in Madison Township, Richland County and died after 1840 in Vernon Township, Crawford County, Ohio. He was a farmer and probably homesteaded property in Crawford County. He had two children. I believe his oldest son Joseph, my g-grandfather also had a farm in Vernon Township. Joseph married Catherine EAST in July 1817 and had eleven children including my grandfather John S.TARR who married Sophia KIMMELL in July 1863. John and Sophia had seven children. I am hoping that hoping that with all of these TARRs scattered in Crawford and Richland couties that someone might have information about their descendants. Any info will be greatly appreciated.

BECHER, GABRIEL, HAALA posted by Carol Haala Walkins on Thursday, May 21, 1998

Am researching the surnames of HAALA, GABRIEL. My great, grandfather Anton HAALA, Sr. followed his children to Bucyrus, Ohio, in 1882 from Tuschkau, Bohemia. His son, Anton, Jr. married Lena GABRIEL in Bucyrus on October 12, 1887. I am looking for any links in their history. Lena's parents, were born in Austria about 1848. I'm uncertain when they came to this country. Their names were: Joseph GABRIEL and Mary BECHER. He had one sibling that I know of, Anthony. I'd appreciate any information that anyone can give me on the HAALA & GABRIEL families. Thank you

posted by Rebecca on Friday, May 22, 1998

Baby girl, born 6-9-69, Crawford Co. Crestline Memorial Hospital. Searching for birth family. Any info, please email me, been searching a long time. Thank you.

CASTO, HOOVER, HUBER posted by Joseph Hoover on Tuesday, May 26, 1998

Looking for any information on these individuals who patented land in Crawford County between 1821 and 1842. In the SW corner of Crawford Co. Christian HOOVER, in the NW corner, around Plankton, John HOOVER. In the NE corner of Crawford around Waynesburg, Peter HUBER, Jacob HOOVER, William HOOVER, David and Abel CASTO. Thanks for any help!

BOVEE, LANGDON posted by Karen Venable on Wednesday, May 27, 1998

Who were the parents of Eliza BOVEE who married Gabriel LANGDON in 1832 in Crawford Co OH? She died before 1875 probably in St. Joseph Co MI. Any help will be appreciated; thanks.

KETTERMAN, KITTERMAN, SITLER posted by Virginia Perry on Thursday, May 28, 1998

Searching for Jacob SITLER and his wife Anna Maria KETTERMAN/KITTERMAN. They are in the 1830 census of Fairfield Township, Crawford County, Ohio. I have information on the KITTERMAN family and will share. Any clue to this family would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

SLOCUM, SMALLEY posted by RoseMarie Guthrie on Monday, June 1, 1998

Seeking information regarding David SLOCUM and Polly SMALLEY-SLOCUM. They were last noted on the 1850 Census in Liberty Township Crawford Co. David is bleieved to have died about this time. Is it possible a cemetery in Liberty Twp may show his interment?

HOFFMAN, PAUL, SNYDER, WARNER posted by Barbara M. Myers on Tuesday, June 2, 1998

Seeking information about HOFFMAN, PAUL and SNYDER families of Crawford Co. My grmother, Barbara A. HOFFMAN, born 4-5-1885, Leesville, married William Walter WARNER 12-7-1902. She was daughter of George W. HOFFMAN, born 3-8- 1842, probably in Germany, died 11-22-1932 in Leesville. George was the son of a John HOFFMAN and Elizabeth SNYDER. I know nothing about the ancestry of either of them. George might have been brother to a William Peter HOFFMAN, died 7-15-1913 in Leesville. George HOFFMAN was married to Anna Elizabeth PAUL, born 1844, died 5-25-1907 in Leesville. I know nothing about her parentage. George and Elizabeth had eight children between 1864 and 1888, most of whom are buried in Leesville: John H., William J., Jacob, Rose, Kathryn, Barbara, George, and Harvey. George Jr. died in 1969. Any help would be much appreciated.

BEVER, CROSS, RICHARDS posted by Marc Archer on Sunday, June 7, 1998

RICHARDS BEVER CROSS Searching for info, ancestry, descendants of Elizabeth RICHARDS born OH, died 1909, married Feb. 8, 1855 Crawford Co., OH to John B. BEVER (1832-1917) son of Solomon BEVER and Maria CROSS of Eden Twp., Seneca Co., OH. John B. and Elizabeth migrated to Washington Twp., Dallas Co., IA by June, 1858.

EHNER, FRANK, ZANZINGER posted by Lucille Hartman on Wednesday, June 10, 1998

Leonard FRANK born Feb.5 1830 in Germany came to US in 1854 with 2 brothers. Understand was in Crawford Co., OH from 1855 Remained here until 1867 then moved to St. Jos. Co., IN, then Elkhart Co., IN. Married Mary Eva ZANZINGER Oct. 1858. Also, a brother George married Caroline EHNER in Oct. 1858. Third brother has not been located.

WINTER, WINTERS posted by Jan Wenzel on Friday, June 12, 1998

WINTER - WINTERS Looking for information on William WINTER/S born Pa. and wife Christiana born Pa. who lived in Crawford Co.Oh, around 1840-46. At least three of their children were born in Ohio: Washington Henry (or Henry W.), Samuel, and Lemuel. Other possible siblings Phillip, Mariah or/and Mishinlamet (Mishiulamet), Saloma(e). The family moved to Koscuisko Co., Ind. around 1849. The 1850 Ind. Census has John WINTERS, age 70, a shoemaker, living with them. William's father? Many families moved to Ind. Was this an "organized" move? Or was land just opening up?

GEORGE, GIBSON, JEWELL posted by Dawn on Sunday, June 14, 1998

JEWELL/GIBSON Searching for George JEWELL who died in Bucyrus, Crawford Co, OH. His wife was Sarah (GIBSON) JEWELL. Son was James O. JEWELL and his wife Opal V. GEORGE and Sarah are listed on obit of son James O. as being of Carey, OH. Assume that they were alive when James died in 1980/81. Any help with info about George and Sarah would be wonderful

BUTTS, KIESS, MARION posted by Carolyn Vance on Monday, June 15, 1998

:Looking for any information about the family of Marion Adelbert BUTTS, born 1850 St. Joseph's Cty, MI. His parents are Solan? H. BUTTS and Reveca C. MARION married Christine KIESS and had children Samuel, Reuben L. (born 1879 Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio), Saddie, and Virgil.

BOWERS, GROGG posted by Suzon Murray on Thursday, June 18, 1998

Seeking information on Abraham GROGG born Oct 5 1809 in PA, died Apr 22 1887 in Crawford Co. (probably Liberty Twp or Bucyrus) married Nov 5 1833 in Stark Co. Annie BOWERS born Nov 15, 1815, died Feb 18, 1898

FAY, MARTINDALE posted by Jacque Martindale on Friday, June 19, 1998

I am seeking the address of the Land Records Office in Bucyrus, Crawford Co. OH. I would like to snail-mail a request for a copy of my G>G>grandfather, Elisha MARTINDALE recorded the first land in Bowling Green, Wood Co. OH. As Listed: Made: Oct. 29, 1832 at Bucyrus; by Elisha MARTINDALE the tract forty acres in the northwest part of the town described as: the S.E. 1/4 of N.W. 1/4 sec. 24, Plain, lying on both sides of Haskins Street known as the Clinton FAY place. (Mrs. Ferris W. (Jeaette Myrice) 625 Haskins St.; were owners around 1933. I will appreciate any assistance you may be able to give me. Blessings to you! Jacque

GEARHART, MORRISON posted by Bill Lyons on Monday, June 22, 1998

Mary "Molly" GEARHART, born about 1843 in Crawford County, married Andrew J. MORRISON in August 1865 in Crawford County. Can anyone tell me the names of her parents? I have not been able to connect her for certain to any of the GEARHART families in Crawford County. Also need the date and place of her death.

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